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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1967

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The Rochester Sentinel

1967

Tuesday, January 3, 1967

Chloa Mae Hisey
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Miss Chloa Mae HISEY, 54, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Sunday at 3:15 p.m. in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred HISEY, with whom she lived.
Death was due to a heart attack. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born July 10, 1912, in Argos, Miss Hisey had spent most of her life in this county. She was a member of the Talma Bible church. Her mother is the former Sadie C. YOUNG.
Surviving, besides the parents, are five brothers, Lowell, Dale and Keith [HISEY], all of Rochester; Gerald [HISEY], Macy, and Doyle [HISEY], Argos. A brother died in 1919.

Donald Zumbaugh
Last rites were conducted this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Donald ZUMBAUGH, 66, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, who died at 4 p.m. Saturday in Bremen Community hospital. He sufferd an apparent heart attack following a one-month illness.
The Rev. Truman CARTER, West Milton, O., officiated at the rites and burial was in Park cemetery at Bourbon.
Mr. Zumbaugh was born July 25, 1900 near Argos to Charles and Alice McDONALD ZUMBAUGH and he had resided all his life in the Argos, Tippecanoe and Bourbon areas. He had been a farmer and later a carpenter. He was married Oct. 3, 1920 at Inwood to Mary BIGGS, who survives. He was a member of the United Brethren church of Bourbon.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Oscar (Mary Agnes) DOUGHERY, Tippecanoe; a son, Merl H. [ZUMBAUGH], Warsaw; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and two brothers, the Rev. Harley ZUMBAUGH, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Harry [ZUMBAUGH], Argos. A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Nora Rohrer
Final rites were conducted Monday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren in Marshall county for Mrs. Nora ROHRER, 87, a lifetime resident of the Argos community who died at 2 a.m. EST Saturday in the Klapp nursing home at Argos. She had been ill four years.
The Revs. T. G. WEAVER and Albert VERMILLION officiated at the rites and burial was in the church cemetery.
Born Nov. 30, 1879 in Marshall county near Argos, Mrs. Rohrer was the daughter of Burkett and Margaret McGREW ILER. She had lived in Argos the last few years after her husband retired from farming. She was married Jan. 12, 1902 in Argos to Jesse A. ROHRER, who died June 17, 1961. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Glenn) COPLEN, R.R. 5, Plymouth; two grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rohrer was the last survivor of her family.

James H. Pennell
James H. PENNELL, 78, formerly of R.R. 2, Rochester, died Sunday at the Masonic home in Springfield, O., where he was admitted Dec. 5. He had been in failing health two years.
Born Feb. 8, 1888 in Rockford, O., he was a member of the Masonic lodgte and the Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks. He was married Jan. 12, 1912 to Margaret GALVIN, who died July 31, 1966.
Surviving are a son, Robert W. PENNELL, R.R. 2, Rochester; three sisters; a grandson; a great-grandson, and two great-granddaughters.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cowan and Son funeral home in Van Wert, O., and burial will be in the Rockford, O., cemetery.

Wednesday, January 4, 1967

Seth H. Thomas
Seth Howard THOMAS, 87, who owned a home on Lake Manitou from 1946-53, died Tuesday at a nursing home in Indianapolis. He had resided in Indianapolis and Wabash before returning to the former from Lake Manitou in 1953.
Surviving are the wife, Hazel [THOMAS]; four daughers, a sister and a brother.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple mortuary at Indianapolis and burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.

Mae Knowlton
Miss Mae KNOWLTON, 81, Logansport, who spent her summers at the We-Like-It trailer court on the north shore of Lake Manitou with her sister, Mrs. Jean HESSLER, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday at Logansport Memorial hospital.
Born Oct. 13, 1885 in Crothersville, she was the daughter of William Dexter ad Levisa E. KAR KNOWLTON. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist of Logansport. She had been employed by The Logansport Pharos-Tribune until her retirement about 1950.
Surviving with Mrs. Hessler and two other sisters, Mrs. Whitney K. (Alma) GAST, Akron, and Mrs. Gladys LEONARD, Logansport, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport with Mrs. Thelma KOONTZ, Christian Science reader, officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 5, 1967

Nellie C. Caslow
Nellie C. CASLOW, 82, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where she had been a patient two months. She had been in failing health six months.
Born Dec. 28, 1884 in Center township southeast of Plymouth, she had resided all her life in that community. She was the daughter of Henry and Sarah THOMAS ROBERTS. She was married to Oden P. CASLOW in Marshall county Sept. 11, 1906. He died Feb. 16, 1954. Mrs. Caslow was a member of the Plymouth Seventh Day Adventist church. She was the last of a family of nine children.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 3 p.m. EST Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. I. A. KRANER officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. EST today.

Friday, January 6, 1967

[no obits]

Saturday, January 7, 1967

Alonzo Leavell
Alonzo LEAVELL, 85, Peru, a native of Fulton county, died Thursday evening at the Friendly nursing home in Peru, where he had been a patient several months. Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening.

Russell F. Poenix
Russell F. POENIX, retired Wayne township farmer, died Friday at Woodlawn hospital.
Born Feb. 28, 1890, in Kansas, he was the son of Darwin and Louella KIRKPATRICK POENIX. His marriage was Nov. 30, 1911, to Ida ROUCH, who survives. He was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are a son, Robert [POENIX], Deer River, Minn.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Eunice COLEMAN, South Bend. A son, Dale [POENIX], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church with the Rev. John REDDIX officiating. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery.
Friends may call after Sunday noon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

David M. Parsons
David McKinley PARSONS, 66, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 5 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Monday. Death was due to generalized carcinoma. He had been in failing health two years and seriously ill nine months.
Born April 12, 1900 in Middlebury, Ind., he was the son of Charles and Cassandra HOSTETLER PARSONS. He had lived here for the past 30 years, moving from Chicago. He was married May 4, 1924 in Kentland to Iva McCARTNEY, who died in 1938. He was married Oct. 30, 1943 in Lafayette to Ruth A. DUNNEWOLD, who survives. Mr. Parsons was a machinery repairman, having been employed by Deeds Equipment company of Rochester and the Studebaker plant in South Bend.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. William (Phyllis) LEBO, Lompoc, Cal., and Miss Debra PARSONS, at home; four sons, John [PARSONS] of Carbondale, Ill., William [PARSONS] of Manteno, Ill., David [PARSONS], a student at Purdue university, and Charles [PARSONS], at home; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Flossie DURANLEAU, Garden Grove, Cal.; two brothers, Frank [PARSONS] of Dugger ad Imon [PARSONS] of Fontana, Cal.; three half-brothers, Floyd PARMLEY, Temple City, Cal.; Wallace PARMLEY, Gary, and Stewart PARMLEY, Indianapolis, and nieces and nephews. A sister and several brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. R. J. MEULLER officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, January 9, 1967

Jean Allen
Friends here have learned of the death of Mrs. Jean ALLEN, who as one of the stars of the Cole Brothers Circus resided at Rochester when the circus had its winter quarters here in the 1930s.
Mrs. Allen was featured with the show's elephant act in the center ring of the big tent. At that time she was the wife of Eddie ALLEN, trainer of the Cole pachyderms. He later became manager or the Gene Autry Enterprises in California.
In recent years, Mrs. Allen resided in Houston, Texas, where she managed concessions for various entertainment enterprises.

Frank Dershem
Frank DERSHEM, 83, Akron, died at 2:30 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home after an illness of two years.
Born April 6, 1883 in Kansas, he was the son of James and Margaret SUNDERLAND DERSHEM. He had lived in Akron since 1923. He was retired from the former True-Temper corporation in Akron. He was married in October, 1910 in Wabash to Ruth OHM, who survives. Mr. Dershem was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Cleon [DERSHEM], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Miriam MITCHELL, Akron, and Mrs. Muriel Van GILDER, Plymouth; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A son died in 1933.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Lane Allen Thompson
Lane Allen THOMPSON, son of Stuart and Martha BROWN THOMPSON, was stillborn early Saturday orning at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Karl [THOMPSON], at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron THOMPSON, Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. BROWN, Plymouth.
Last rites were condcted Sunday afternoon at the Akron cemetery by the Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH. The Haupert funeral home in Akron was in charge of services.

Tuesday, January 10, 1967

[no obits]

Wednesday, January 11, 1967

Mrs. Charles Wichmann
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Charles WICHMANN, Red Oak, Ill., mother of Mrs. Allan BYRNE of Rochester. Funeral services will be Thursday in Orangeville, Ill.

Vernon Sutton
Last rites will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mesa, Ariz., for a former Fulton resident, Vernon "Jim" SUTTON, 45. He died Sunday at a hospital in Blythe, Cal.
Mr. Sutton, who resided in Mesa, was a 1940 graduate o Metea high school and was a member of the Metea Baptist church. He was born near Metea Oct. 1, 1921, the son of Jess and Mary SUTTON. His marriage was to Gloria BENEDICT, who survives.
Mr. Sutton was a vetera of World War II.
Also surviving are three daughters, Vicki, Karen and Sandy, and a son, Jess [SUTTON], all at home; five brothers, Harry [SUTTON], Logansport; George [SUTTON], Rochester; Wayne, Frank and Charles [SUTTON], all of Lucerne; two sisters, Mrs. Illie NEFF, Lucerne, and Mrs. Nettie HERD, Kewanna; one grandson and nieces and nephews.
the Meldrum funeral home of Mesa is in charge of rites.

Bruce Gagnon
Bruce GAGNON, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David GAGNON of Akron, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Riley hospital in Indianapolis. He underwent open-heart surgery Friday.
The Sheetz funeral home at Akron is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Elsie Swartwood
Funeral rites were held today in Cummings, Ga., for Mrs. John (Elsie) SWARTWOOD, 93, native of Fulton county who died Tuesday at 3:30 a.m. in Cummings. Burial was to be in Sarasota, Fla.
Mrs. Swartwood had resided the past seven years in Cummings at the home of a son, Harold [SWARTWOOD]. Death came after an extended illness.
A native of Wayne township, Mrs. Swartwood is survived by a sister, Mrs. J. D. BARNETT, Rochester. Her brother was the late Oren HENDRICKSON of this city. She had lived almost 50 years in Sarasota before moving to Georgia.
Another son, Howard [SWARTWOOD], Denison, Ia., survives. Her husband and a third son, Donald [SWARTWOOD], preceded in death.

Thursday, January 12, 1967

Bruce Alan Gagnon
Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Church of God for Bruce Alan GAGNON, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David GAGNON of Akron. The Rev. James MARTIN will officiate and burial will be in the Silver Creek church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until Friday noon and at the church an hour before rites.
The Gagnon child died Wednesday at 4:30 a.m. in Riley hospital at Indianapolis after open-heart surgery performed Tuesday.
He was born July 11, 1962, at Warsaw, the son of David and Margaret MORGAN GAGNON.
Survivng, besides the parents, are a brother, Leonard [GAGNON], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O'Neal GAGNON, Akron, and maternal great-grandfather, Charles MORGAN, Atwood.

William T. Piper
William T. PIPER, 92, R.R. 1, Plymouth, died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 4 a.m. today after a three-month illness.
Born in England Oct. 26, 1874, Mr. Piper had lived in Plymouth 63 years. He was married Nov. 28, 1900 in Delong to Sarah A. MAHLER, who died Feb. 5, 1953. A retired farmer, he was a member of the First Reformed Church of Christ.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) HOSTETLER and Mrs. Paul (Frances) BEATTY, both of Plymouth; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth Sunday at 3 p.m. EST with the Rev. Robert J. BOYER officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetry at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. EST Friday.

Nell Stark
Funeral rites were held Tuesday at Greensburg for Mrs. Nell ROBBINS STARK, who died Sunday in that city. Mrs. Stark had spent many summers at the Colonial hotel on Lake Manitou and as a guest of Mrs. Mary BRADLEY. She is survived by a son, Franklin [STARK], Greensburg.

Minie Marsh
Mrs. Minnie MARSH, 84, died at Miller Manor nursing home in Warsaw about 10 a.m. today following a lingering illness. She had lived about a mile east of Athens before entering the nursing home.
The Haupert funeral home at Akron is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Lori Ellen Wentzel
Lori Ellen WENTZEL, 2 1/2-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert WENTZEL of Kewanna, died at 6:15 a.m. today at Riley hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Oct. 30, 1966, at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac, she is survived by the parents, Robert and Doris FLAHERTY WENTZEL; three broehtrs, Gary, Allen and James [WENTZEL], all at home; paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Harry WENTZEL, Kewanna, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. James FLAHERTY, Seattle, Wash.
Graveside rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bruce Lake cemetery with the Rev. Ronald PRILLIMAN officiating. The Harrieson funeral home at Kewanna is in charge.

Saturday, January 14, 1967

Minnie Lee Marsh
Last rites for Mrs. Minnie Lee MARSH, 84, R.R. 2, Akron, who died Friday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home near Warsaw, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Athens E.U.B. church.
The Revs. D. L. SLAYBAUGH and Wayne JOHNSON will officiate and burial will be in the Athens cemetery.
Mrs. Marsh was born July 19, 1882 in West Virginia to Burl and Anna GRASS SPURLOCK. She was married June 30, 1903 near Rochester to Clarence MARSH, who died in 1952. She was a member of the Athens E.U.B. church and its Sunshine circle.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Annetta WILDERMUTH, R.R. 1, Akron; two sons, Lee [MARSH], R.R. 2, Akron, and James [MARSH], Cleveland, O.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle SMITH, Kewanna. A daughter preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, January 16, 1967

Frank Fry
Last rites will be at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday in the Harry Price funeral home for Frank FRY, 71, Ora, who died Saturday orning in his home. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens, Winamac. Among the survivors are a brother, Clarence FRY of Leiters Ford and a sister Mrs. Helen STERLING of Delong.

Louis Reker
Louis REKER, brother of Conservation Officer Ray REKER of Leiters Ford, died Friday at Chicago. Services will be Tuesday at the Lynch funeral parlors, 97th street and Kedzie avenue. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Margaret REKER, Chicago; his wife, Rosalind [REKER]; three daughters, Sister M. KILIAN, Maryknoll, N.Y.; Margaret and Joan [REKER], and one son, William [REKER].

Herbert A. Fites
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Triton high school gymnasium at Bourbon for Herbert A. FITES, 28, Bourbon, guidance director and physics teacher at Triton who died unexpectedly Saturday.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS of Akron will conduct the rites and burial will be at the Akron cemetery.
Mr. Fites, a native of Rochester, died of a heart attack at 3:30 p.m. while he was in a doctor's office.
Born Jun3 30, 1938, he had lived in the Bourbon and Etna Green area the last seven years. He was married June 4, 1960 to Donna FLEIGHTER, who survives.
Also surviving are the parents, Paul FITES and Emelyn HARTER, both of Akron; a son, Jeffrey [FITES], and a daughter, Natalie [FITES], both at home; a brother, Tom [FITES], Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Gerry (Polly) FINNEY, Akron.
Friends may call at the Deaton-Beigh funeral home in Bourbon until noon Tuesday, when the body will be taken to he Triton gymnasium. School classes will be canceled Tuesday.

Thursie Enyart
Mrs. Thursia ENYART, 76, died at Woodlawn hospital at 11 a.m. today. She had been a patient at the hospital since Dec. 29. Funeral arrangements are pending at eh Foster & Good funeral home.

Tuesday, January 17, 1967

Thursia M. Enyart
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Thursia M. ENYART, 76, Rochester, who died at 10:55 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Enyart, in ill health for three years, had been a hospital patient the past month.
She was born may 14, 1890, in Newcastle township, the daughter of Sylvanus and Barbara GOCHENOUR NEWTON. Her marriage was Oct. 3, 1908, at Fulton to Ben ENYART, who died May 5, 1963. Mrs. Enyart was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Barbara SMITH, Westville; Mrs. Francis (Burnice) CRISPEN, R.R. 2, Macy; Mrs. Juanita BEAVER, Peru, and Mrs. Edward (Helen) MANNS, R.R. 5, Rochester; five sons, Gilbert and Daniel ENYART, both of Rochester; Thomas ENYART, South Bend; Stanton ENYART, R.R. 2, Greentown, and Russell ENYART, Leesburg.
Also, thirty-six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Alice SPRAGUE, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Mrs. Lucy CORMICAN, Upland. A son, Nathan [ENYART], died in November, 1963, and a daughter and three sisters also preceded in death.

Paul Floor
Paul P. FLOOR, 73, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died Monday at 7:30 p.m. of a heart attack while attending a meeting at the Silver Creek Church of God. He had been in ill health.
Born Feb. 6, 1893, in the house where he lived at the time of his death, Mr. Floor was the son of Ezra and Maggie FLICKINGER FLOOR. He was married in 1916 to Rachel MARTIN, who survives. A farmer, he was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Keith [FLOOR], Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Irene SLONAC, East Chicago, and Mrs. Violet CLIFF, Springfield, Pa.; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Ralph [FLOOR], R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Jonas [FLOOR], Silver Lake; Orvan and Dale [FLOOR], both of Akron; Leo [FLOOR], Phoenix, Ariz.; five sisters, Mrs. Wilbur FRANTZ, Decatur, Ill.; Mrs. Ina SIPPY, Meadville, Pa.; Mrs. Edna BRANDENBURG, Silver Lake; Mrs. Walter MABIE, R.R. 4, Kokomo, and Mrs. Paul McKIBBEN, R.R. 1, Warsaw. A son preceded in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. James MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron and an hour before the service at the church.

Wednesday, January 18, 1967

Eva Weaver
Mrs. Eva WEAVER, 67, R.R. 2, Rochester, died this moring at 2:30 a.m. in the Osteopathic hospital at South Bend. She was the wife of Alvin WEAVER, who survives.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Emma R. Sheetz
Mrs. Elmer [Lee] (Emma R.) SHEETZ, 72, R.R. 1, Alkron, died at 5:30 a.m. today at her home after an illness of three days. Death was due to heart attack.
Born Sept. 4, 1894, in this county, she was the daughter of Mark and Eva WARE BEATTIE and had spent her entire life in the Akron area. She was married Sept. 28, 1912, at Rochester to Elmer [Lee] SHEETZ, who survives.
Mrs. Sheetz was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Omega Community club.
Besides the husband, she is survived by two sons, Dale [SHEETZ], Akron, and Dean [SHEETZ], Roann; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche DICE, Fulton; Mrs. Faye MILLS, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Grace ALSPACH, Tucson, Ariz.; and one brother, Donald BEATTIE, Hammond.
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 19, 1967

Eva R. Weaver
Last rites for Mrs. Eva R. WEAVER, 67, R.R. 2, Rochester (Athens), will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Revs. Robert EBY and C. C. CRIPE officiating. Burial will be in City cemetery, Bremen.
Mrs. Weaver died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at South Bend Osteopathic hospital, where she had been a patient 10 days. She had been ill six months.
Born April 18, 1899 near Bremen, she was the daughter of Adam and Anna HEMMINGER KAUFFMAN. She had lived at her present home in Athens for 25 years. She was married Dec. 18, 1918 in Bremen to Alvin L. WEAVER, who survives. Mrs. Weaver was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and the Sunshine circle at Athens.
Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Claude (Anna Kathryn) GOOD, Landisville, Pa.; Mrs. Wendell (Ruth) FORE, South Bend, and Mrs. Richard (Edna) SMITH, Denton, Md.; three sons, Loren [WEAVER], Mishawaka; Lloyd K. [WEAVER], R.R. 2, Rochester, and Danny Joe [WEAVER], at home; seventeen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emma TSCHUPP, Mexico, Ind.; and Mrs. Ella WEAVER of Bremen, now in Sebring, Fla. A brother preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 8 p.m. EST today and until 11 a.m. EST Saturday and then at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, January 20, 1967

William E. Bradley
William Ernest BRADLEY, 66, Kenosha, Wis., a former Fulton county resident, died unexpectedly at 7 p.m. Thursday in a hospital at Kenosha.
An employee of American Motors corporation, he had resided in Detroit, Mich., and Kenosha most of his life. He was born Oct. 24, 1900 in Lafayette to Ellsworth and Mary BRADLEY. He was a bachelor.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Homer (Viola) FISHER, Delong, and Mrs. Elizabeth PACE, El Monte, Cal.; a brother, Charles E. [BRADLEY], Detroit, and nieces and nephews. A brother, John [BRADLEY], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, January 21, 1967

Mae Taylor
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the First Brethren church in Peru for Mrs. Mae MAUDLIN TAYLOR, 75, Peru, who died Friday morning at Dukes hospital in that city.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond GENTRY, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Virgil McALLISTER, R.R. 4, Peru; two brothers, Roy CLEAR, Rochester, and Paul CLEAR, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Rev. John TURLEY will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru or at the church an hour before rites.

Monday, January 23, 1967

Ethel R. Hudkins
Mrs. Ethel Rosanna HUDKINS, 82, Kewanna, died Sunday at 4 a.m. at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born March 19, 1884, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary SNYDER MILLER. Her marriage was Nov. 29, 1905, to Edward HUDKINS, who preceded in death. Mrs. Hudkins was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Violet SARR, Culver, and Mrs. Reba HANSON, Lowell; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Tuesday 2 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna with the Rev. Ronald SILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank B. Moon
Funeral services for Frank B. MOON, 84, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pulaski Memorial hospital, Winamac, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be at Moon cemetery.
Mr. Moon was born Aug. 9, 1882 in Sharon, Ind., the son of George and Jane (MILLISER) MOON. On April 9, 1905, he married Edith LOUGH, who survives. Mr. Moon, who retired from farming about 15 years ago, was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church for one hour prior to services.

Frances W. Curtis
Mrs. Frances W. CURTIS, former city clerk-treasurer, died Friday in Long Beach, Cal. Mrs. Curtis, the widow of Vine Harlan CURTIS, Rochester businessman who died in 1926, was 89.
She had resided in California for 10 years. She is survived by two son, Vine H. CURTIS, San Antonio, Texas; Watson M. CURTIS, Newart, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Bradford BOND and Mrs. Dorothy RUSTON, both of Long Beach; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held today at North Long Beach Brethren church with interment at Forest Lawn Cypress cemetery.

Genevieve Bunn
Funeral services for Mrs. Genevieve BUNN, 87, who died of a heart attack at 9:45 a.m. Saturday in Des Moines, Ia., were at the Rochester church of God this afternoon with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial was at Moon cemetery.
Mrs. Bunn was born Oct. 9, 1879 at Joplin, Mo., the daughter of Harvey and Mary (LOUGH) MOORE, and spent most of her life in Fulton county. On July 25, 1897, she married David Walter BUNN at Leiters Ford. Mr. Bunn preceded in death.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane KAHN, Chicago, and Mrs. Mabel YATES, DesMoines; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A son, Howard [BUNN], preceded in death. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, January 24, 1967

Merley Dawson
Merley DAWSON, 85, Rochester, died Monday at 3:45 p.m. in the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient three weeks.
A retired farmer, he was born July 22, 1881, in Kosciusko county, the son of William and Elsie HOLLOWAY DAWSON. His marriage was Feb. 10, 1908 in Rochester to Elma CARR, who died Oct. 28, 1964. Two brothers also preceded in death.
Mr. Dawson attended the First Christian church.
Surviving are three sons, Wesley [DAWSON], Evanston, Ill.; Lyman [DAWSON], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Lloyd [DAWSON], R.R. 3, Rochester; twelve grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.
Last rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Rev. Frank E. Brown
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. EST at the First Pilgrim Holiness church in Frankfort for the Rev. Frank E. BROWN, 85, formerly of Fulton.
Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Frankfort. Friends may call at the Goodwin funeral home in Frankfort after 7 p.m. today.
The Rev. Brown died in Community hospital at Indianapolis at 10:35 a.m. Monday after an illness of five months. He had moved to that city from Fulton to live with a daughter.
Born in Corydon Sept. 24, 1881, he was the son of Edward and Belle BRANDENBURG BROWN and moved to Fulton from Frankfort. His first marriage was to Bertha Belle SNIDER, who died Dec. 6, 1953. His second marriage was Jan. 19, 1956, to Hettie TABLER, who survives.
A minister of the Pilgrim Holiness church, the Rev. Brown served pastorates in Indiana, Iowa and Nebraska and after retirement had worked for the Frankfort Pilgrim college.
Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, the Rev. D. Wayne BROWN, Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. Melvin SNYDER, Indianapolis; seven step-daughters, Mrs. Nora SOMMERS, Grass Creek; Mrs. Ena HENRIOTT, Rochester; Mrs. Irma WILLIAMSON, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Myrna FUNKHOUSER, Alachaus, Fla.; Mrs. Lilliam CHRIST, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Geneva FUNKHOUSER, South Bend, and Mrs. Mary THOMAS, South Bend; five step-sons, Cecil and Raymond TABLER, both of Logansoort; Kenneth TABLER, Fulton; Orval TABLER, South Bend, and Ashel TABLER, Rochester; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, January 25, 1967

Letha Klingenhagen
Mrs. Letha KLINGENHAGEN, 77, Mentone, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Prairie View nursing home in Mentone, where she had been a patient for about a week.
Mrs. Klingenhagen was born May 8, 1889 at Wabash, the daughter of Frank M. and Eliza BRIGHT JENKINS. She moved to the Mentone area in 1895 and resided there until 1917. She moved to Akron, O., where she was employed by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and returned to Mentone in 1948. She was a member of the Mentone Methodist church. On Jan. 18, 1943 she married Fred KLINGENHAGEN, who preceded in death.
Survivors are a brother, Don A. JENKINS, Tuscon, Ariz.; two sisters, Miss Von A. JENKINS and Mrs. Mary COX, both of Mentone and an aunt, Miss Effie JENKINS, Mentone.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the King memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON will officiate. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home.

Thursday, January 26, 1967

Carl F. Hatfield
Carl F. HATFIELD, 60, Palestine Lake, died at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He had been ill with cancer for a year.
Mr. Hatfield was born Dec. 12, 1906, at Palestine, the son of Burton Paul and Aurol SECORE HATFIELD. On Oct. 22, 1955, he married Juanita TAYLOR, who survives. He spent all of his life in the Palestine area.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert Lee [HATFIELD], at home; his mother, Mrs. Aurol HATFIELD, Burket; five brothers, Owen [HATFIELD], South Bend; Alvah, Virgil and Jesse [HATFIELD], all of Warsaw; and Eugene [HATFIELD], Palestine, and five sisters, Mrs. Lillian WITHAM, Texas; Mrs. Delmo CERLESI, Mishawaka; Mrs. James SCOTT, Mrs. Donald CLARK and Mrs. James HUGHES, all of rural Warsaw.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the King memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Richard AUSTIN will officiate. Burial will be at Palestine cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday at the King memorial home.

Friday, January 27, 1967

Fred J. Stahler
Fred J. STAHLER, 79, died Thursday at 10 p.m. at the Caylor-Nickell clinic in Bluffton, where he had been admitted early Monday morning. He resided seven miles southwest of Rochester.
Born March 28, 1887, in O'Dell, Ill., Mr. Stahler was the son of Jacob and Sophie STAHLER and had lived here since 1929, moving from Illinois. He was married Nov. 9, 1929, at Joliet, Ill., to Bonnie Pearl FEARN NICKLAUS, who survives.
Mr. Stahler operated a general store and restaurant in Sunemin, Ill., and was a retired farmer. He belonged to the Grace Methodist church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving, besides the wife, are three step-sons, Floyd NICKLAUS, Kewanna; Duane NICKLAUS, Macy; and Hobart NICKLAUS, Fairfield, Ill.; two sisters, Miss Laura STAHLER, O'Dell, Ill., and Mrs. Harry HARLING, Dwight, Ill.; one brother, Frank STAHLER, O'Dell, Ill.; four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 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. Saturday.

Saturday, January 28, 1967

Frank C. Hite
Frank C. HITE, 72, Kewana, died at Veterans hospital in Marion Friday about 12:45 a.m. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the World War I Barracks 479 and the Rochester American Legion.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.

Monday, January 30, 1967

Frank C. Hite
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Frank C. HITE, 74, former Kewanna resident who died Friday at the Veterans hospital in Marion.
The Rev. William WISE officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.
Born Aug. 8, 1892, in Shelby county, Mr. Hite was the son of Joseph and Clara LEZANS HITE. He was married in 1919 to Helen THOMAS, who survives.
He belonged to the American Legion and the Baptist church and was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Betty FRANK, Mishawaka; Mrs. Georgia NICKELS, Kewanna; Mrs. Helen CALHOUN, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Jo Anne WALTERS, Osceola, and Miss Dorothy HITE, Mishawaka; one son, Victor [HITE], Fort Wayne; one brother, Ralph [HITE], Los Angeles; ten grandchildren and three great-gandchidren.

Bertha O. Stahl
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Bertha O. STAHL, 87, 600 Jefferson street, who died Saturday at 3:20 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
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.
Mrs. Stahl, who had been a hospital patient since Jan. 3, was born in Miami county Sept. 1, 1879, the daughter of Jacob and Mary CYPHERD MYERS. She was married in 1927 at St. Joseph, Mich., to Charles STAHL, who died in June, 1955.
Mrs. Stahl was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and had worked as a clerk at Wile's department store here.
Surviving are a foster son, Donald STAHL, Santa Barbara, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Raymond McVAY, R.R. 3, Rochester; one brother, Ray MYERS, Rochester; a niece and a nephew.

Tuesday, January 31, 1967

Norman Klingenberg
Word has been received here of the death of Norman KLINGENBERG of Sheldon, Wis. His wife is the former Helen MOORE, daughter of Mrs. Carrie MOORE of Rochester.

Feadus Vanlue
Feadus VANLUE, 70, 512 Rush street, South Bend, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday at Memorial hospital, South Bend, following a stroke.
Mr. Vanlue was born Feb. 18, 1896 at Argos to Lee and Anna RINGLE VANLUE. On May 10, 1917 he married Vena BECK, who died May 19, 1937. For the past 40 years he had lived in South Bend, where he had been employed by Slick's laundry.
Survivors are a son, Dewey [VANLUE], Mishawaka; four daughers, Mrs. James (Ruby) STEPHENS, Mrs. Edith LILLY and Mrs. Margaret EDEN, all of South Bend, and Mrs. Loren (Treva) WEAVER, Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. Buddie (Hazel) MILLER, Tippecanoe, twelve grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Rev. Robert W. DENTON will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, February 1, 1967

Roland Kinney
Roland KINNEY, father of Mrs. Lois KENNEDY of Rochester, died this morning at his home in Island Falls, Me. He had been seriously ill the past week. Last rites will be at the Bower funeral home in Island Falls Friday afternoon.

Thursday, February 2, 1967

Joseph J. Mattes
Joseph J. MATTES, 66, Norfolk, Va., died Wednesday at 11 p.m. in Norfolk. He was the father of James MATTES, R.R. 1, Rochester. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Frank ANDERSON of Fort Wayne, and two other children, Eugene [MATTES], Park Forest, Ill., and Sister Eugene CECILE, Peru, and vive grandchildren. Last rites will be in Fort Wayne at the Mungovan and Sons funeral home, 2114 South Calhoun street. The date has not been set.

Guy Fields
Funeral services for Guy FIELDS, 67, a former Rochester resident who died at 5 p.m. Tuesday of a heart attack, will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday in the Hayes funeral home, 1201 South Michigan street, South Bend. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles FIELDS, he was married to the former Mary Ethel WAGONER of Rochester.

Friday, February 3, 1967

Edna Smith
Mrs. Edna SMITH, 67, formerly of Rochester and Fulton, died Wednesday at Joliet, Ill.
Mrs. Smith, who was born on Oct. 18, 1890 at Alexandria, was the foster daughter of the late Charles KEIM of Green Oak community. She had lived in Joliet the past eight years.
Survivors are a son, Jacob G. SMITH, Parkville, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Rosanna CASPER, Joilet, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth SPARKS, Kewanna.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. James RANARD will officiate. Burial will be at the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, February 4, 1967

Lydia B. Stingley
Mrs. Lydia B. STINGLEY, 86, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 2:10 a.m. today at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Mrs. Stingley was born Sept. 23, 1880 in Fulton county to Abraham and Mary BIGLER BLASSER. She married Amos STINGLEY who died March 2, 1899. She was a charter member of the Bruce Lake Community church and of the Worth-While club of Kewanna.
Surviving are a son, Fred [STINGLEY], R.R. 1, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Esther OVERMYER, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Chloe WASHBURN, near Culver; seven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Harrison Chapel, Kewanna. Burial will be at I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, February 6, 1967

Ethel Fern Ancil
Ethel Fern ANCIL, 74, Bruce Lake, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Pulaski Memorial hospital, Winamac, after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Ancil was born Jan. 1, 1893 at Plymouth to John and Nancy LONG. She was married in 1925 to Fred ANCIL who survives.
In addition to her husband she is survived by a sister, Hazel AULT, South Bend.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Harison Chapel, Kewanna. The Rev. Leroy WISE will officicte. Burial will be at Shaffer cemetery near Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday.

William E. Squires
William E. SQUIRES, 75, Bourbon, a former Fulton county commissioner, died of a heart condition at his home at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. He had been ill since Dec. 17, 1966.
Mr. Squires was born April 5, 1891, at Athens, to John and Martha CAMP SQUIRES. He had lived in Bourbon about 18 months. He had spent most of his life in Fulton county. Prior to his retirement, he had farmed north of Talma. He married Nellie DILLMAN at Warsaw on Oct. 18, 1916. She died Dec. 17, 1962. He married Lottie PETTY FISHER, who survives, on Aug. 8, 1965 at Denver.
In addition to the widow he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Faye) MILLER, Bourbon; a son, Robert E. [SQUIRES], Cleveland, O.; a sister, Mrs. Francis (Grace) DOMBEE, South Bend, a grandson and three step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be at Athens cemetery. Friends may clal after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles W. Allen
Charles W. ALLEN, 85, 1225 Jackson Boulevard, died at 9:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for seven weeks.
Mr. Allen was born Jan. 10, 1881 to Eber and Mary JOHNSON ALLEN. He farmed near Macy until seven years ago when he retired and moved to Rochester. He married Suzie M. SHAMBERGER at Fredericks, Md., on June 19, 1909. She survives. He was a member of the First Christian church of Macy.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jesse (Ruth) VICE, Lapaz, and Mrs. Clyde (Hazel) WOLFERT, Edwardsburg, Mich.; three brothers, John [ALLEN], Alexandria; Oscar [ALLEN], Bremen, and Rex [ALLEN], Lake of the Woods, and nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother died earlier.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tursday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William KING will officiate. Burial will be at Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 7, 1967

Harry Witham
Harry WITHAM, 81, Harrison Center community, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday at the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw.
Mr. Witham was born Jan. 18, 1886 near Milwood and spent the past 48 years in the Harrison Center community. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Palestine Christian church. He was married three times. He first married Lela HERSHBERGER who died in 1919; then Hattie GIBSON who died in 1944, and last Myrtle HANDY, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Thomas [WITHAM] of Atwood, and Richard [WITHAM] of North Manchestr; three daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Edith) HANEY, Sidney; Mrs. Bernard (Ethel) FISHER, Green Bay, Wis., and Mrs. Hershel (Mary) TEEL, Mentone; four step-sons, Kyle and Merle GIBSON, Warsaw; David GIBSON, Niles, Mich., and Homer GIBSON, South Bend; twenty-four grandchildren; fifty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Two sons preceded in deth.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. EST at the King Memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. E. M. CORNELIUS will officiate. Burial will be at Stoney Point cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Mary Jean Cleland
Mrs. George (Mary Jean) CLELAND, 42, Fulton, died at noon today at Woodlawn hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, February 8, 1967

Mary Jean Cleland
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Pilgrim Holiness church at Fulton for Mrs. Mary Jean CLELAND, 42, Fulton, who died Tuesday at 11:40 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted last Wednesday.
The Rev. Thomas MANUEL will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funerl home in Fulton until 11 a.m. Friday and an hour before the service at the church.
Mrs. Cleland had been in ill health sicne June. She was born Sept. 16, 1924, the daughter of William and Zilphia REED POORMAN and had spent her life in the Fulton community.
She was married June 5, 1945, in Logansport to George CLELAND, who survives. Mrs. Cleland was employed at Chamberlai Products plant in Akron and was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two sons, Michael [CLELAND], at home, and Harold [CLELAND], Logansport; one daughter, Janice [CLELAND], at home; her mother, Mrs. Zilphia POORMAN, Fulton; one grandchild, Kimberly Lynn CLELAND, Logansport; one brother, Harold POORMAN,Fulton; one sister, Mrs. Philip (Helen) KALEY, R.R. 1, Lucerne; nieces, nephews and an uncle and aunt. Her father died Sept. 2, 1961.

Merla A. Singer
Mrs. Merla A. SINGER, 77, Rural Route, Kewanna, died Tuesday at her residence after a long illness.
Mrs. Singer was born in 1889 in Nebraska to John R. and Ella BRUCE BAKER. She married the Rev. Lester A. SINGER in December, 1910. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church in Argos.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Vera May WICKLINE, Kewanna; a brother, Dr. Ermal C. BAKER, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Artha KREAMER, Kewanna, and two grandchildren. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison chapel, Kewanna. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call after noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Ross Snyder
Ross SNYDER, 80, 108 West South street, Argos, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at his home of a heart seizure.
Mr. Snyder was born Sept. 5, 1886 in Tippecanoe to Leander and Alpha ROCKHIL SNYDER. He was a retired farmer who had spent his entire life in the Tippecanoe and Argos communities. For the past 25 years he had lived at Argos. He married Edith ELEY on Dec. 24, 1939 at Tippecanoe. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church, the Argos Izaak Walton League.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Alpheus C. SNYDER, Argos; three daughters, Mrs. Hokom (Marjorie) HOLM and Mrs. Keith (Gladus) CHENOWETH, both of Bourbon, and Mrs. Everett (Babe) LONG, Mentone; a step-son, George ELEY, Argos; a step-daughter, Mrs. C. J. (Ruth) BLOOM, Chicago; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, and twelve step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. EST Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Revs. Douglas STANWYCK, Arthur SCHENCK and Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Argos Methodist church building fund.

Alonzo E. Walker
Alonzo E. "Lon" WALKER, 74, 20 Johnson Avenue, Indianapolis, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Community hospital, Indianapolis.
Mr. Walker was born June 25, 1892 at Tippecanoe to Charles M. and Mary M. KUBLER WALKER. He graduated from Plymouth high school and the Indianapolis School of Pharmacy. He retired in 1956 after spending 45 years as a pharmacist. He also was owner and former manager of the Irving theatre in Indianapolis.
He was a member of the Irvington Methodist church, a 50-year member of Masonic lodge No. 666, a member of the Scottish Rite, the Irvington Eastern Star, the Murat Temple Shrine, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Irvington post of the American Legion and the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rochester.
Surviving are the wife, Nellie M. WALKER; a daughter, Mrs. Russell A. ECKERT, Logansport; a son, Lon E. WALKER, Indianapolis, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shirley Brothers Irving Hill chapel, 5377 Washington, Indianapolis. Burial will be at Washington Park East Mausoleum.

Thursday, February 9, 1967

Edward J. Bergman
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. EST at St. Michael's Catholic church in Plymouth for Edward J. BERGMAN, 80, owner of Plymouth's first dry cleaning plant and brother of Francis BERGMAN of Lake Manitou, who once owned and operated the former Rochester Laundry and Dry Cleaning firm here. Edward Bergman died in his sleep at his home Tuesday. He and his brother owned and operated a tailoring, dry cleaning and laundry business in Plymouth from 1920-45.

Friday, February 10, 1967

Hazel Schipper
Mrs. Hazel SCHIPPER, 67, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at her home.
Born Sept. 14, 1899 in Miami county, she was the daugher of Sam and Mary Ellen YARIAN BAHNEY. She had lived all her life in the area of her birth. She was married in 1919 to Albert SCHIPPER. Mrs.Schipper was a member of the Disco Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Betty) KOTTERMAN, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Richard (Mary Ellen) SHOCK, Tempe, Ariz., and Mrs. Paul (Darlene) SALYER, Warsaw; five sons, Roy and Leon [SCHIPPER], both R.R. 1, Akron; Albert [SCHIPPER[, Jr., Denver, Ind.; James [SCHIPPER], Wabash, and Gary [SCHIPPER], Silver Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Rosetta OLIVER, Goshen, and Mrs. Bill BEMENDERFER, Indianapolis; seventeen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Disko Methodist church with the Revs. Clyde TRUMBAUER and Roy FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Sunday.

Homer B. Dunlap, Sr.
Homer B. DUNLAP, Sr., 72, Argos, died at his residence early this morning after a four-year illness.
Mr. Dunlap was born Sept. 28, 1894 in the Bethel neighborhod near Bourbon to George and Laura DUNLAP. He moved to Argos when a small child and spent his entire life there. He was a retired employee of the E. E. Eley sawmill. He married Lois Jayne BIVINS on Sept. 2, 1928 at Plymouth. He was a member of the American Legion post No. 68 at Argos.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Homer Boyde [DUNLAP}, Jr., Plymouth, and Robert E. [DUNLAP], Crestline, Cal.; four daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Mary) POWELL, Fontane, Cal.; Mrs. Donald (Maxine) METHENY, Rochester; Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) GERN, Argos, and Betty [DUNLAP], at home, and twenty-one grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. EST Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Ronald BOONE will officiate. Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. EST Saturday.

Saturday, February 11, 1967

Max E. Deamer
Max Emmons DEAMER, 62, Argos, died at 4 p.m. Friday in his home after 2 1/2 years illness with a heart condition.
He was a Fulton county native, born Oct. 24, 1904 near Talma to Samuel and Margaret EMMONS DEAMER. He moved to Marshall county in 1908 and had lived in the Argos community since then. Mr. Deamer was employed at the Bendix Aero-Space division in South Bend as an inspector.
Surviving are a son, Norman DEAMER, with the U.S. Marines in North Carolina; two daughters, Mari LYNN, Argos, and Mrs. Don APP, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dallas (Esther) MARTIN, Tippecanoe, and Miss Fern DEAMER, Argos.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 3 p.m. EST Monday with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funerl home after 8 p.m. EST today.

Raymond P. Lash
Raymond P. LASH, 77, R.R. 1, Mentone, died unexpectedly at 7:30 a.m. Friday in his home. He was the father of Mrs. Clarence ELLISON of Rochester.
Born July 18, 1889, in the Harrison Center community, he was the son of Edmund and Emma ECKERT LASH. He had resided his entire life in the community. On Aug. 7, 1913, he was married to Zelda BLUE, who survives. Mr. Lash was a Kosciudsko county commissioner from 1958-64 and had been Franklin township trustee from 1938-46. He was an agent for the Farmers Mutual Relief association at the time of his death. A retired farmer, Mr. Lash was a member of the Mentone Methodist church, past master and 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 576 and a member of the Scottish Rite.
Surviving in addition to the wife and Mrs. Ellison are a son, Philip [LASH], Mentone; another daughter, Mrs. Howard (Eleanor) CHAMBERLIN, R.R. 1, Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Hoy (Gladys) MEREDITH, R.R. 1, Etna Green, and four grandchildren. Three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Masonic rites will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may call after noon Sunday.

Etta May Gottschalk
Miss Etta May GOTTSCHALK, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Jan. 18. Miss Gottschalk had been in ill health six months.
Born Aug. 28, 1891, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of William and Martha SWANK GOTTSCHALK. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and had spent her lifetime in this area.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alice FOUTS, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Ralph (Laura) SCHINDLER, R.R. 1, Rochester; two brothers, Fred and Charles [GOTTSCHALK], both of R.R. 1, Rochester, nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday 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 at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 13, 1967

E. Ward Williamson
E. Ward WILLIAMSON, 57, Burket, died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at his residence of a heart attack.
Mr. Williamson was born Feb. 17, 1909 at Raber. He had spent most of his life in the Burket-Mentone area. He was station agent and telegraph operator at Argos for the Nickel Plate railroad. He had been an employee of Nickle Plate for 39 years. He married Phyllis HIRE on oct. 9, 1935.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ernestine WILLIAMSON, Burket; a daughter Mrs. Brook (Sharon) DORAN, Burket; a brother, Porter W. [WILLIAMSON], Arizona; and a sister, Mrs. Hobart STOFFLER, Burket. A sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Herman OLSON will officiate. Burial will be at Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

L. R. Clarke
L. R. CLARKE, 84, Brookston, a former Rochester resident, died Sunday night. He was an uncle of W. S. DUZENBERY, R.R. 2, Rochester. Funeral services will be Wednesday in Wolcott and burial will be at Lafayette.

Tuesday, February 14, 1967

Oscar Bradley
Oscar BRADLEY, 78, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. Monday in a hosputal in Chillicothe, O., where he had been a patient two days. He had been in declining health for two years.
Mr. Bradley, who had lived in this area 25 years, was the son of William and Violet ROWE BRADLEY. His wife is the former Judy OUSLEY. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pentacostal Church of God.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George (Myrtle) GRAY, Mrs. Andy (Dorcas) KOVACH, and Mrs. Robert (Goldie) COOPER, all of R.R. 5, Rochester; two sons, Claude [BRADLEY], of Claypool, and Floyd [BRADLEY], of R.R. 5, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Tom (Grace) BENTLEY, McArthur, O.; four brothers, Richard [BRADLEY], Manchester, Green [BRADLEY], Liberty Hill, Ervin [BRADLEY], R.R. 4, Rochester, nnd Louis [BRADLEY], Cedar Lake, and eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grand View Pentecostal Church of god about 6 miles northwest of Rochester. The Rev. Aaron STANLEY will officiate. Burial will be at Sycamore cemetery about nine miles northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the residence of Robert COOPER, R.R. 5, Rochester after 4 p.m. Wednesday up to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and at the church for an hour prior to the services.

Cynthia Sue Roe
Cynthia Sue ROE, three months old, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been admitted 12 hours previously. She had been ill three days.
Cynthia Sue was born Nov. 6, 1966 to Jack and Nancy LIVESAY ROE, R.R. 5, Rochester.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Tamara Lynn [ROE], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. LIVESAY, R.R. 2, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna ROE, Rochester; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Dora LIVESAY, Irvington, Ill.; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Estella BAUGH, Winamac, and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate. Burial will be at Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Vera P. Mills
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport for Mrs. Vera Pauline MILLS, 60, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Sunday at the Caylor-Nickell clinic in Bluffton.
The Rev. Raymond SKELTON will officiate and burial will be in the Wallberg cemetery at Greentown. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born April 8, 1906, in Cass county, she was the daughter of John and Minnie ATHY SCOTT andf was married Dec. 3, 1920, to Pearl E. MILLS, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Merrel [MILLS], R.R. 6, Logansport; Donovan [MILLS], Kokomo, and Gordon (MILLS], R.R. 1, Macy; six daughters, Mrs. Violet DeFORD, R.R. 6, Logansport; Mrs. Helen PURCELL, Indianapolis; Mrs. Doretha MUNDY, Marion; Mrs. Vivian BERKSHIRE, Royal Centr; Mrs. Virginia BURRIS, R.R. 6, Logansport, and Mrs. Naomi FROGGE, Fulton; five brothers; three sisters; twenty-two grandchidlren and four great-grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter preceded in death.

Nancy R. Robins
Funeral rites will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Ebenezer Methodist church for Mrs. Nancy R. ROBINS, 94, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Monday at 11:30 a.m. in her home.
The Rev. Lee SHARP will officiate and burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday and at the church an hour before the service.
Born in Miami county Sept. 20, 1872, Mrs. Robins was the daugher of Edward and Anna LEEDY GERARD. She was married in 1892 to James ROBINS, who died in 1907.
Mrs. Robins was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist church.

William Minardow
William MINARDOW, 90, former owner of the Leiters Ford elevator, died Saturday at his home in Fort Myers Beach, Fla, where he had resided the past 15 years.
A native of Germany, Mr. Minardow was born in Berlin Dec. 30, 1876 and lived in Leiters Ford from 1936-46. He also had resided at Elkhart.
His wife, the former Anna SCHEER, died in 1952 and a daughter, Mrs. Gladys WYLAND, died in 1955.
Surviving are two granddaghters, Annell WYLAND, Gainesville, Fla., and Mrs. Glen (Marge) SKERSICK, Kewanna.
Graveside rites will be Wednesday morning in Elkhart with burial at the Gracelawn cemetery there. Friends may call at the Hartzler-Guethmeyer funeral home in Elkhart.

Wednesday, February 15, 1967

Etta Overmyer
Mrs. Etta BECK OVERMYER, 73, a native of Fulton county, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Georgia SHERK of Bremen, with whom she lived.
Born in the Sand Hill community Aug. 9, 1894, she was the daughter of John and Annie BECK. She lived in Fulton county until 1917, when she was married to Cerrie A. OVERMYER and the couple moved to South Bemd. Mr. Overmyer died 12 years ago.
Surviving are two brothers, [Valorous] D. BECK and Thomas W. BECK, both R.R. 5, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie HALTERMAN, 315 Pontiac street. Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Oscar Bradley
Funeral services for Oscar BRADLEY, 78, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Monday at Chillicothe, O., have been changed to 2 p.m. Friday at the Gradview Pentacostal Church of God. The Rev. Aaron STANLEY will officiate. Burial will be at the Sycamore cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Robert COOPER, R.R. 5, Rochester. Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of services.

Thursday, February 16, 1967

Daniel L. Slaybaugh and
Faith T. Slaybaugh
The Rev. Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, 75, former minister of the Akron Church of God, and his wife, Mrs. Faith SLAYBAUGH, 73, were killed in a car-truck collision at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday about seven miles west of Cedartown, Ga.
State police said the Rev. Slaybaugh lost control of his car and in attempting to regain control pulled in front of a tractor-trailer unit.
The Rev. Slaybaugh was born Nov. 12, 1891 at Akron to John and Laura TEETER SLAYBAUGH, and had spent his entire life in the community. He had been a rural mail carrier and postmaster at Akron and had taught in the public schools before entering the ministry. He was retired as the pastor of the Akron Church of God.
Mrs. Slaybaugh was born Feb. 4, 1894 to Wesley and Harriet THOMPSON. She was a member of the Akron Church of God. The Slaybaughs were married June 6, 1914.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth STAFFORD, North Manchester, and Mrs. June COOK, Chrisman, Ill.; a half-brother of the Rev. Slaybaugh, Carl [TEETER], Rochester; two brothers of Mrs. Slaybaugh,, Stanton THOMPSON, Carmel, and Max THOMPSON, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Double funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Harold CONRAD, the Rev. Forest CARLSON and the Rev. J. D. THOMPSON will officiate. Burial will be at the Akron Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday at the Haupert funeral home and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.

Etta Overmyer
Final rites for Mrs. Etta BECK OVERMYER, 73, a native of Fulton county who died at Bremen Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Warren SHERMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
In addition to survivors listed earlier is a daughter, Miss Clara OVERMYER, Appleton, Wis.

Russell L. Fansler
Russell J. FANSLER, 78, Peru, a native of Fulton county, died at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday at Dukes hospital. He was the son of Skillman and Margaret JOHNSON FANSLER. Surviving are the wife, Hattie [FANSLER]; two daughters, Mrs. William PRIESHOFF, Logansport, and Mrs. Lewis MYERS, Elkhart; a sister, Miss Katie FANSLER, Peru, and three grandchildren. Rites are pending at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru.

Michelle Lyn Green
Michelle Lyn GREEN, four months and nine days old, was found dead in her bed at 7 a.m. today by her parents, John D. and Linda B. ALLISON GREEN. The couple lives in a mobile home Lake Manitou.
Dr. William J. RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, said it appears death was due to traacheal bronchitis and pneumonia, but that final determination must await microscopic examination by Dr. Clarence COBB, Logansport pathologist.
The baby was born Oct. 7, 1966 in Rochester.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Willis GREEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Leonard (Naomi) BROCKEY, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Harry ALLISON, Peru, and Mrs. Wanda ALLISON, Rochester; the maternal great-grandfather, J. R. TALLEN, Leesburg, Fla., and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. John (Madge) ALLISON, Rochester.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, February 17, 1967

Jeannette Jill McFarland
Jeannette Jill McFARLAND, daughter of Michael and Pamela RAGER McFARLAND, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, 12 hours after her birth.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Dean RAGER, Akron, and Mrs. Ardith RAGER, Warsaw; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul McFARLAND, Akron; the great-grandmother, Mrs. Ora McFARLAND, Akron; the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul RAGER, Pierceton and Mr. and Mrs. Foster ENYART, Kewanna; the great-great-grandmother, Myrtle ENYART, Rochester.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Daniel BENGSTON and J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Harry Allison
Harry ALLISON, 53, former professional golfer, died Thursday at 10 p.m. in Dukes hospital at Peru, where he had been admitted Sunday after sustaining a heart attack.
Mr. Allison, who resided at 1323 Main street, had not been ill previously and his death came as a shock to family and friends.
A lifetime resident of this community, he was born Jan. 4, 1914, in this city, the son of John and Madge BERNETHA ALLISON. He attended the First Baptist church, was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Elks and Moose lodges.
Mr. Allison was best known for his golfing exploits. He was three times men's champion of the local country club. After World War II he became a professional and for a short time partitipated in pro tourneys in various parts of the country.
Later, Mr. Allison returned to this city and for a number of years was resident pro at the Elks country club.
He also had operated Allison's Dry Cleaning Shop here with his mother, who survives. The business was founded by his father.
Surviving, besides the mother, are three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Susan) ANDERSON, Kokomo; Mrs. John (Linda) GREEN and Miss Jan [ALLISON], both of Rochester. One brother, James [ALLISON], died April 2, 1966.
Last rites will be Sunday 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 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Francis E. Bowser
Francis Edward BOWSER, 75, Mentone, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, where he was admitted Wednesday.
Born July 22, 1891 near Palestine, he was the son of Alvah and Jeanette HATFIELD BOWSER. He had lived in the Mentone area all his life. He was married in 1912 to Opal MARQUESS, who died in 1938. He then was married to Bessie May BLUE, who survives. Mr. Bowser was employed at the Kosciusko county courthouse for 15 years. A retired farmer, he also was a carpenter.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Carl [BOWSER], Pierceton; Deverl [BOWSER], North Webstr; Wayne [BOWSER], Mentone, and David [BOWSER], Mentone; four daughters, Mrs. Earl (Margaret) BRUNER, R.R. 2, Warsaw; Mrs. Marion (Elizabeth) FLORY, South Bend; Mrs. Sidney (Phyllis) ALBER, Rochester, and Mrs. Larry (Rebecca) STAVEDAHL, Rochester; six step-sons, Lewis Donald BLUE, Santa Ana, Cal.; Glen Robert BLUE, Niles, Mich.; Merle R. BLUE, Mentone; Boyd E. BLUE, Warsaw; Adam BLUE, Santa Ana, Cal., and Paul D. BLUE, Hillsdale, Mich.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Paul WALLEN, Warsaw; five sisters, Mrs. Goldie GUY, Warsaw; Mrs. Robert WAGNER, R.R. 2, Warsaw; Mrs. Archie RING, Warsaw; Mrs. Respa DRUDGE, Bremen; and Mrs. Harry SMYTHE, Mentone; twenty-four grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and eighteen stei-grandchildren. A son, Earl [BOWSER], died in 1938.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the King memorial home in mentone with the Revs. John W. JONES and Howard O. ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Bernhard Latterner
Funeral arrangements are pending for Bernhard LATTERNER, 60, who died at 8:30 a.m. today at the residence of his step-father, Ernest MILLER, R.R. 6, Rochester, are pending at Ditmire-Zimmerman fneral home, Fulton.

Saturday, February 18, 1967

Eve L. Bryan
Mrs. Eve L. BRYAN, grandmother of John HOWKINSON of Rochester, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Manor nursing home in Monticello, where she had been a patient since October, 1966. Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Miller funeral home in Monticello and burial will be in the Idaville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Bernhard Latterner
Funeral services for Bernhard LATTERNER, 60, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.
Father Harold WELLER will officiate and burial will be at the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Latterner, who was born Oct. 1, 1906, in Sand, Germany, to Jack and Anna Marie HEINZ LATTERNER, came to the United States in 1923. He was a barber at Twelve Mile until two years ago. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Survivors are the step-father, Ernest MILLER, Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Francyska KELEIN, Sand, Germany, and Mrs. Anna Marie SUTTON, Fulton.

Monday, February 20, 1067

Ella A. Chapman
Ella A. BERRY CHAPMAN, 78, Argos, died at 8:30 a.m. today at the Klapp nursing home, Argos. She was a lifetime resident of that community.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Funeral services have been tenttively set for 3 p.m. EST Wednesday.

Elsie E. Church
Mrs. Elsie E. CHURCH, 70, 1527 College avenue, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at her home following an illness of one year.
Born Jan. 9, 1897 in Fulton county, she had resided all her life in this county. She was the daughter of Charles and Ella FUGATE TAYLOR. She was married Sept. 5, 1917 in Rochester to Jesse CHURCH, who died April 16, 1963. She was a member of the First Christian church and belonged to Evergreen Rebekah Lodge 57 for over 50 years. She was a former member of the Green Oak Community club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ellen SURFACE, Michigan City; a son, Robert Lee [CHURCH], Rochester; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Blanche GILLILAND, Rochester; Mrs. Fern HARTER, Akron; Mrs. Ralph (Dola) CONOWAY and Mrs. Edward (Annabelle) PAWLICK, both of Michigan City, and three brothers, Floyd E. TAYLOR, Caslteon on the Hudson, N.Y.; Howard TAYLOR, R.R. 2, Rocester, and Cecil TAYLOR, Mount Sterling, O. A daughter, two sons, a brother, Everett [TAYLOR], and an infant brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Evergreen Rebekah will have services at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clara E. Daggy
Mrs. Clara E. BAKER DAGGY, 84, Battle Creek, Mich., a former Rochester resident, died at Battle Creek Saturday. She had been ill for three months.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elma ROGERS, Rochester; Mrs. Densie WISMER and Mrs. Nila WERTZ, both of Battle Creek; three sons, Vern L. [DAGGY], Mishawaka; Roy [DAGGY], Logansport, and William [DAGGY], Milwaukee; twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren. A son, Ermal [DAGGY], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Battle Creek at the Royal funeral home. Burial will be in Battle Creek.

Tuesday, February 21, 1967

Ella Chapman
Funeral services for Ella BERRY CHAPMAN, 78, Argos, who died Monday at the Klapp nursing home after a two year illness, will be at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Chapman was born Nov. 15, 1888 to Robert W. and Mary Ann HELSEL BERRY. She married Earl FANNER in 1940. He died in 1957. In 1958 she married Gilford CHAPMAN, who died in 1959. She was a former clerk-treasurer of Argos, and had been bookkeep0er for the Martin Sanderson Lumber company, the Argos Telephone company and The Argos Reflector. She had spent all of her life in the Argos community and was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
She is survived by three brothers, J. Chester and Ray A BERRY, Argos, and Ernest BERRY, South Bend; a nieces, Miss Betty BERRY, Chicago, and numerous Fanner and Chapman step-children.

Wednesday, February 22, 1967

Cassel Masterson
Cassel MASTERSON, 89, 16 Spring street, Logansport, died at 12:42 this morning at the Memorial hospital, Logansport, where he had been a patient for over two months.
Mr. Masterson was born on Nov. 14, 1877 at Macy. In 1899 he married Ella FISSEL, who preceded in death in 1949. He had been a resident of the Fulton area before moving to Logansport 45 years ago. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of the E.U.B. church in Fulton.
He is survived by a son, Roy [MASTERSON], R.R. 6, Rochester; two grandsons, Robert GOTT, Crown Point, and Don MASTERSON, Lafayette; a granddaughter, Mrs. Dean ZIMPLEMAN, Kokomo; a half-brother, Silas PATTON, Fulton; eleven great-grandchildren; several nieces. A daughter, Murial GOTT, preceded in death in 1920. Also a brother, a sister, two half-brothers, and a half-sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate. Burial will be at Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

John E. Nifong
John E. NIFONG, 92, a former Argos resident, died at 7:25 p.m. EST, Tuesday, in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill one year and in the hospital two weeks.
Born Nov. 7, 1874 near Plymouth, he had resided all his life in Marshall county. He had lived in Argos several yeas and since the death of his wife had made his home with his children. He was the son of James C. and Christine STOCKMAN NIFONG. He was married to Almira Irene SELLERS near Bourbon Dec. 25, 1895. She died Aug. 3, 1959. A retired farmer, Mr. Nifong was a member of the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Iva) TROYER, South Bend; Mrs. Harold (Mae) WALTERHOUSE, Mishawaka and Mrs. Bradford (Vera) WHITE, Los Angeles; three sons, Noble L. [NIFONG], Argos, Truman E. [NIFONG], Etna Green, and Cyrus [NIFONG], Plymouth; twenty-seven grandchildren; fifty-eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A son, Walter [NIFONG], died in 1966.
Last rites will be at 3 p.m. EST Friday at the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren northwest of Bourbon with the Revs. Robert BOYER and Leo Van SCOYK officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 8 p.m. EST today until noon Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

Thursday, February 23, 1967

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Friday, February 24, 1967

Otto F. Gundrum
Otto Franklin "Jim" GUNDRUM, 64, R.R. 6, Rochester (three miles southeast of Fulton), died at 11:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Harry W. Harriman
Harry W. HARRIMAN, 84, R.R. 2, Rochester, (Barrett Road), died at Woodlawn hospital at 10:15 a.m. today. Funeral arrangements in charge of Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, February 25, 1967

Otto F. Gundrum
Rites have been set for 2 p.m. Monday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Otto Franklin "Jim" GUNDRUM, 64, Liberty township farmer, who died Friday at 11:15 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a year's illness.
Father Harold WELLER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Gundrum had been admitted to the hospital Monday.
He was born Jan. 11, 1903, in Cass county, the son of Schuyler and Jenny Etta KAHLER GUNDRUM and had lived in Fulton county since 1943, moving from the Royal Center area.
He was married Dec. 24, 1927, in Pulaski to Monica GERLACH, who survives.
Also surviving ae four sons, James Alfred [GUNDRUM], R.R. 2, Kewanna; Bernard W. [GUNDRUM], R.R. 6, Rochester; Ronald F. [GUNDRUM], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Thomas [GUNDRUM], Fulton; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and four sisters, Mrs. James (Tora) HOLLIS, Lansing, Ill.; Mrs. L. A. (Gladys) TAM, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Ernest (Jennie) RICHTER, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. James (Beulah) ZEIDER, South Bend. Preceding in death were two sisters, a brother and a grandchild.

John J. Evers, Sr.
John Jacob "Jack" EVERS, Sr., 80, Demotte, died Friday at 8 p.m. in the Rochester nursing home after a four-month illness.
A retired carpenter, he was born in Chicago March 21, 1886.
Last rites will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Todd funeral home at Demotte.

Harry W. Harriman
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Harry W. HARRIMAN, 84, north shore of Lake Manitou, who died Friday at 10:15 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Clyde WALTERS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.
Mr. Harriman, a retired farmer, had been a hospital patient since Dec. 6. He had lived here since 1958, moving from Miami county.
The last of 18 children, he was born June 10, 1882 at Kentland, the son of George and Mary Ellen JONES HARRIMAN. His marriage was Dec. 31, 1902, at Mt. Ayr, to Gertrude PARKE, who died Nov. 15, 1966.
Survving are a foster son, Delmer CROWEL, Griffith; two foster grandchildren; four fostr great-gandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Monday, February 27, 1967

Anna E. Carlson
Mrs. Anna E. CARLSON, 83, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday at her home. She had been in failing health for one year.
Born Sept. 11, 1883, in Pontiac, Ill., she was the daughter of Thorald and Mary EVENSON KALLEM. She had lived in the Rochester commnity for 26 years, moving here from Pontiac. She was married Feb. 14, 1917 in Webster City, Ia., to Werner CARLSON, who survives. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, the Reiter Community club.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Francit T. [CARLSON], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Myron A. [CARLSON], Valparaiso; seven grandsons; three great-granddaughters; a sister, Mrs. Ida SANFORD, Rancho Cordova, Cal.; three brothers, Randolph [KALLEM], Jewell, Ia.; Edwin [KALLEM], Eldora, Ia., and Theodore [KALLEM], Ellsworth, Ia., and nieces and nephews. A daughter, a sister and a brother prededed in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m Wednesday at the St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Tuesday, February 28, 1967

Clarence C. Castleman
Clarence C. CASTLEMAN, 83, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died Monday at 12:30 p.m. in the Caylor-Nickell clinic at Bluffton. He had been in failing health.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, he was born Feb. 24, 1884, the son of Caleb and Ida ONSTOTT CASTLEMAN. His marriage was Oct. 14, 1905, at Leiters Ford to Carietta Van KIRK, who survives.
Mr. Castleman was owner and operator of the Royal Center sale barn 14 years until selling the business in 1965. Prior to that, he and his brothers had operated a sale barn in Plymouth.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hugh (Verneice) STAMM, Monterey; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha BAILEY, South Bend, and Mrs. Bessie WARNER, Houston, Texas; two brothers, Clyde [CASTLEMAN], R.R. 4, Rochester, and Vernon [CASTLEMAN], R.R. 1, Rochester; two grandchildren, Mrs. Earl (Barbara) REISMAN and John STAMM, both of Monterey; four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Father Robert SORG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m.Wednesday at the funeral home.

R. W. Kintigh
R. W. KINTIGH, 54, Goshen, died at his home early this morning following a coronary attack. His wife is the former Mary Louise BARNART, who was born in Rochester and spent her childhood here. She moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean BARNART, to Goshen in 1919 when he became the publisher of The Gshen Democrat.
Surviving are Mrs. [Mary Louise] KINTIGH; three sons, Bill [KINTIGH], stationed at Ft. Knox; Tom and Dick [KINTIGH], at home, and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be Thursday at the St. James Episcopal church, Goshen, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Blocker-Harris funeral home, Goshen.

Wednesday, March 1, 1967

Harold Woolington
Harold WOOLINGTON, prominent Kewanna businessman and civic leader, died at 1 a.m. today in St. Mary's hospital at the Mayo Brothers clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was 54 years old.
Mr. Woolington, who had been at the May clinic about two weeks, was associated with his father, Loyd [WOOLINGTON], in the Woolington Construction company at Kewanna.
He was born Nov. 17, 1912 in Culver.
Surviving are the wife, Helen [WOOLINGTON]; two sons, Don [WOOLINGTON], Kewanna, and Charles [WOOLINGTON], Kokomo; the parents, of Kewanna; four grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Rosetta NEWGENT, Kewanna; Mrs. Forrest LaMNION, Tyner; Mrs. Gerald OSBORN, Culver, and Mrs. Joe EVERY, Wilshire, O.
Arrangements are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Thursday, March 2, 1967

Harold Woolington
Funeral services for Harold Graden WOOLINGTON, 54, who died Wednesday in Rochester, Minn., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the first Baptist church, Kewanna. The Rev. Robert BELT will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna.
Mr. Woolington was a member of the First Baptist church, Kewanna, the Masonic lodge, the Eastern Star, I.O.O.F., and was assistant fire chief of the Union township fire department.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.

Friday, March 3, 1967

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Saturday, March 4, 1967

Tracy Lynn Gerrich
Tracy Lynn GERRICH, son of William and Shirley EDINGTON GERRICK, 1014 Monroe street, was stillborn at 4:20 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital.
A twin brother, Trevor Lee [GERRICH], survives, along with the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold GERRICH, Rochester, and the maternal grandparents, Roland EDINGTON, Florida, and Mrs. Roxie EDINGTON, Dowagiac, Mich.
Prayer services were conducted this afternoon at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Grace Kaiser
Mrs. Rudy [Grace) KAISER, the former Grace BRYANT of the Athens community, died Friday morning at the home of her daughter in Dayton, O. She had been in failing health for some time, but death was unexpected. Surviving are a daughter, a son and six grandchildren. Her husband died Feb. 9. She was an aunt of Kenneth BRYANT, Mrs. Leonard WOODCOX, Rex MOORE and Russell MOORE. Last rites will be at the Williams funeral home in Wolcottville and burial will be in Rome City. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, March 6, 1967

May Blacketor
May BLACKETOR, 62, 531 East 14th street, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient since Feb. 1. She had been ill since Jan. 10.
A resident of Rochester and vicinity almost all her life, she was born July 23, 1904 in Marshall county to Milo and Lillian CRABILL STEININGER. She moved here from Marshall county. She was married here April 24, 1934 to Merle BLACKETOR. She was a member of the former Grandview E.U.B. church.
Suviving are the husband; the mother, of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. George (Iva) MORLOCK, Plymouth; Mrs. Marion (Orpha) WOODCOX, South Bend; Mrs. Fay MORK, Rochester; Mrs. Zona STEININGER, Leiters Ford; a brother, the Rev. Leonard STEININGER, Colon, Mich., and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Jennings B. Grube
Jennings B. GRUBE, 67, Kewanna, died Sunday night at Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Grube was born April 11, 1899, to Adam and Molly MOGLE GRUBE at Kewanna. He was a retired farmer who had resided all of his life in the Kewanna commnity. On March 24, 1924 he married Bertha LITTLE.
In addition to the wife, survivors are six sons, Rex, Max, Walter and Paul [GRUBE], Rochester; Allen [GRUBE], Elgin, Ill., and Elson [GRUBE], Kokomo; two daughters, Mrs. Betty DUNLAP, Kokomo, and Mrs. Dorothy ETCHISON, Russiabille; a half-sister, Mrs. Fred GREENWALD, South Gate, Cal., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 Thursday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Bernard J. Bender
Graveside rites for Bernard J. BENDER, 62, Winter Park, Fla., a former Rochester barber who died last Monday from injuries suffered in a traffic accident, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Winamac cemetery.
The Rev. Thomas A. TERRY will officiate. Friends may call at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac.
Mr. Bender suffered chest injuries Feb. 22, when a school bus crashed into his car. A semi-retired barber, who worked for the Bob HILL shop in Rochester and the Joe GRIFT shop in Argos during the past year.
He was born in Pulaski county April 23, 1904. His wife, the former Bonnie HAIR, died in Valparaiso in 1964.
Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. Betty ARICKSON, Winter Park, Fla.; two grandchildren, and two brothers, Joseph [BENDER], Monterey, and George [BENDER], Marion.

Tuesday, March 7, 1967

Laura Cruisus
Fred BAILEY, R.R. 3, Rochester, has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Laura CRUISUS, 84, El Paso, Ill. Last rites will be Wednesday in the Fincent funeral home at El Paso.

Charles E. Hoover
Charles E. HOOVER, 58, former Rochester resident, died Monday in Baptist Memorial hospital at Oklahoma City of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered two weeks ago.
Mr. Hoover, who gained national recognition as a neaspaper advertising exective, was general manager of The Sentinel from 1938-51. He was a native of Wabash.
At the time of his death, he was advertising director of The Daily Oklahoman and The Oklahoma City Times. He had held that post since 1964, moving from Phoenix where he was advertising director of The Republic and The Gazette for 19 years.
Mr. Hoover was stricken while recuperating in the Oklahoma City hospital from surgery Feb. 11 for removal of his prostate gland. His recovery had been satisfactory and the stroke came without warning.
He was born at Wabash, graduated from Wabash high school and from Indiana university in 1932. He worked for newspapers at Wabash, Michigan City and Peru and also owned and operated a weekly paper at Lagro before coming to Rochester.
From this city, he joined the Indiana War Finance Committee in 1941 to help coordinate all phases of war bond sales. The state led the nation in industrial employee sales for three years and in 1945 Mr. Hoover was named field director of the committee.
He moved to Phoenix that same year and became promotion director and later advertising director of the city's two newspapers.
Mr. Hoover compiled an outstanding record of civic endeavor while a resident of Phoenix, being named the Phoenix "Man of the Year" in 1952.
He had been chairman of the Phoenix United Red Feather drive and was one of the originators of the Mothers March on Polio, now a nationwide fund-raising project.
He had been vice president of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, was Arizona state chairman for the Crusade for Freedom and served on the boards of trustees of the Desert Botanical Gardens, Heard Museum, Wayland Home, Better Business Bureau and Appliance Merchandisers Association.
Surviving are the wife, Sally [HOOVER]; one daughter, Miss Gretchen HOOVER, at home; two sons, Thomas [HOOVER], at home, and David [HOOVER], Palo Alto, Cal.; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary MINER, Wabash and Mrs. Julia Ann DUTTON, Cleveland, O.
Services will be Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Beatitudes (North Congregational) in Phoenix. The A. L. Moore and Sons funeral home in Phoenix is in charge.
The family asked that memorial contributions be made to charitable organizations.

Wedmesday, March 8, 1967

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Thursday, March 9, 1967

Edna Robbins Howard
Mrs. Edna (REID) ROBBINS HOWARD, 75, Knox, formerly of Kewanna, passed away Feb. 9, 1967, in Starke Memorial hospital at Knox.
Born in Chicago March 21, 1891, she was the daughter of Henry and Augusta REID. She was married, Nov. 27, 1909 to Henry E. ROBBINS of Knox. He died Jan. 28, 1950. Her second marriage was to Joseph HOWARD on Sept. 15, 1956, who died Nov. 28, 1965.
Survivors are two sons, Clarence H. ROBBINS, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Norman "Dick" ROBBINS, R.R. 1, Plymouth; three daughters, Gertrude BOPE, R.R. 1, Hamlet; Ethel MENSER, Culver, Lena PETERS, Bourbon; two step-daughters, Margaret SHANKLAND, Knox, and Enid, Michigan [sic] and two step-sons, Hollis HOWARD, Kankakee, Ill., and Marvin HOWARD, Mich.; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Henry YOUNG, Bremen; Frank YOUNG, Grovertown, and Elmer YOUNG, Plymouth; and nieces and nephews. One son, Charles [ROBBINS], died in infancy, and one grandson, Richard PETERS of the Marines, died in Vietnam in Oct. 23, 1965.
Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Kennedy and Braman funeral home,Knox. Burial was at the Eagle Creek cemetery, east of Knox.
She and Mr. Robbins were former residents of Rochester, Leiters Ford and Kewanna.

Friday, March 10, 1967

Fred E. Himes
Fred E. HIMES, 54, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Thursday at 4:30 p.m. after suffering a heart attack at his business.
He was employed as driver for Divoc-Wayne Industries of Bourbon and also operated the F. and M. Antique Shop east of the city on Ind. 14.
Mr. Himes had lived in this community since 1950, moving from Leesburg.
Born March 11, 1910, in Leesburg, he was the son of James and Maude CLARK HIMES. His marriage was Dec. 18, 1965, at Frankfort to May BENDER, who survives. He belonged to the Masonic lodge at Leesburg.
Also surviving are four step-daughters, Mrs. John (Terra) LITTLE, Mrs. Howard (Sandra) FERRELL, Jr., Mrs. Dennis (Carol Ann) STEVENSON and Mrs. James (Karen) SCHNITZ II, all of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Dale (Marie) WOODWORTH, Warsaw, and Mrs. Bemus (June) STOOKEY, Leesburg; three grandchildren and one nephew, Rick STOOKEY. A sister and parents preceded in death.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Leesburg cemetery, where the Masonic lodge 181, Leesburg, will have charge of graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Alfred G. Neerman
Alfred G. NEERMAN, 94, 428 Clay street, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for more than two weeks.
Mr. Neerman was born on March 7, 1873 at Indianapolis to Christian and Appolonia COCH NEERMAN. He came to Rochester over 60 years ago from Indianapolis. He married Cloe TROUTMAN here on April 12, 1899. He was a retired wood-carver and farmer. He was a member of the E.U.B. church.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George (Mildred) RIDDLE, Rochester, and Mrs. Roy (Margaret) COTTEN, Indianapolis; three grandchildren; five great-randchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be at I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Saturday, March 11, 1967

Sadie C. Fitton
Mrs. Sadie Catherine FITTON, 91, Burket, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday in her home after an illness of four years.
Mrs. Fitton was born Jan. 30, 1876, in the Beaver Dam area to William and Mary SWICK RICKEL. She was married to John W. FITTON on Nov. 24, 1894 at Burket. She was a member of the Fairview E.U.B. church and had spent her entire life in the Burket area.
Survivors are three sons, Lloyd [FITTON], Warsaw, Merl [FITTON], Burket, and Orville [FITTON], Akron; three daughters, Mrs. Orville (Ida) HOFFMAN and Mrs. Neva SMITH, both of Burket, and Mrs. Loren (Ruth) DECKER, Claypool; a niece, Mrs. Florence BROWN, Akron; eleven grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. EST Sunday at the King memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be at Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, March 13, 1967

James H. Shoemaker
Last rites were conducted this afternoon in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for James Henry SHOEMAKER, 90, who died Friday at 11 p.m. in Henry county hospital at New Castle.
The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG officiatd and burial was in the Citizens cemetery at Fulton.
Mr. Shoemaker, lifetime resident of the Fulton community, had been ill two years and resided the past year with a daughter, Mrs. Effit HOUSE, New Castle.
Born Aug. 29, 1876, at Fulton, he was the son of Elliott and Amanda CUNNINGHAM SHOEMAKER. His marriage was Aug. 29, 1901, at Fulton to Bertha SPENCER, who died in April, 1962.
A retired carpenter, he had been constable at Fulton and custodian at Fulton school. He belonged to the E.U.B. church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. HOUSE, Mrs. Al (Muriel) JOHNSON, Fulton, and Mrs. Art (Doris) GEIST, Granger; two sons, Leon [SHOEMAKER], Indianapolis, and Paul [SHOEMAKER, Orange, Cal.; two brothers, Charles and Floyd [SHOEMAKER], both of Burlington, Ia.; twenty-two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were a daughter in 1950. Mrs. Clara SHIPP; a brother in 1965, Elmer [SHOEMAKER], and a sister, Mrs. Emma BURK.

Sidney B. Hatfield
Sidney B. HATFIELD, 54, Bourbon, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Sunday at 6 p.m. in his residence. He had not been ill.
Born June 5, 1912, in Marshall county, he had spent most of his life in the Bourbon area except for brief periods at Rochester and Fort Wayne. His parents were Bert and Bessie BERKEY HATFIELD.
His marriage was at Macy Nov. 11, 1937, to Harriet HURST, who survives. Mr. Hatfield was territory manager for Hales and Hunter Feed company of Mentone, a member of Bourbon Masonic lodge and Scottish Rite of South Bend. He attended the Bourbon Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Nancy) ROMINE, Bourbon, and Mrs. Terry (Sue) ABELL, Newport, R.I.; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. John ANGLIN, Bourbon. A brother preceded in death.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Deaton-Beigh funeral home, Bourbon. The Rev. Samuel PRITCHARD will officiate. Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ruth P. Weber
Mrs. Ruth P. WEBER, 70, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday after an illness of eight months.
Mrs. Weber was born Sept. 8, 1896 near Knox to William and Mary PATTON NELLANS. She spent seven years of her childhood in North Dakota before coming to Rochester in 1910. She marrid Ralph C. WEBER Dec. 8, 1913 at St. Joseph, Mich. She was a member of the Rochester Seventh-Day Adventist church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret TOOMIRE, Rochester; a son, Walter [WEBER], R.R. 1, Akron; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. (Bernice) WAITE, Greenville, Pa.; Mrs. Edward (Myra) ENGLISH, Mason, Mich., and Miss Louise NELLANS, Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A son and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Revs. Alfred SCHNELL and William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 14, 1967

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Wednesday, March 15, 1967

Pearl M. Page
Mrs. Pearl May PAGE, 83, 1000 Pontiac street, whose late husband once owned both the Fairview and Colonial hotels at Lake Manitou, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Jackson nursing home at Rushville. She had been a patient there since June 8, 1965.
Mrs. Page's husband, Harry E. PAGE, owned the Fairview Hotel and Gardens on the [east] side of Lake Manitou from 1912 until it burned Jan. 23, 1939. The Fairview provided Lake Manitou with its reputation as a top resort area during Page's ownership and its dancing pavilion was the first open-air style in the Midwest.
In 1939, Page rebuilt the Colonial Hotel and Gardens, which also had burned down, on the north shore of Lake Manitou and operated it until 1947. The Colonial, like the Fairview, had "big-name bands" for its dancers every week during the summer seasons.
Mrs. Page, born Nov. 13, 1883, in Fulton county, had resided all her life in the Rochester area. She was the daughter of John R. and Alphretta WIDEMAN BARR. She was an active member of the Unitd Presbyterian church here.
Her first marriage was to Harley L. MONTGOMERY, who preceded in death. On Sept. 1, 1928 she was married in Rochester to Mr. Page, who died July 26, 1954.
Surviving are a son, Barr MONTGOMERY, R.R. 6, Rushville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, including William DENISTON, Rochester; Mrs. William TIPMORE, Huntington; Mrs. Fred ENSIGN, Boise, Ida.; John BARR, Chicago; Mrs. Parker STETSON, Detroit, and Mrs. Marjorie NOE, Frankfort, Ky.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 16, 1967 to Friday, March 17, 1967

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Saturday, March 18, 1967

Claude Barkman
Claude BARKMAN, 77, Mentone, died at 6:50 a.m. today at the Murphy Medical center in Warsaw.
Born Nov. 18, 1889 in Fulton county, he was the son of George and Sarah COPLEN BARKMAN. He had resided most of his life around Mentone. He was married Oct. 15, 1910 to Mary LAIRD in Mentone. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Kenneth [BARKMAN], Mentone; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A son, Walter [BARKMAN], and a brother and a sister preceded in death.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Sunday at the King memorial home in Mentone, where last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Brother Ermil NORMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

William J. Abbott
Last rites for William James ABBOTT, 77, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 9 a.m. Thursday in Bradenton, Fla., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Abbott was dead on arrival at a Bradenton hospital after suffering a heart attack at the trailer court where he had made his winter home for the last five years. He had been in failing health for a number of years.
Mr. Abbott had owned and operated a welding shop in Fulton, having retired several years ago. He also was an artist and his paintings frequently were on display in Rochester at the Coffee Shop. He was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Born Feb. 16, 1890 in Fulton county, he had resided most of his life in the Fulton and Rochester communities. His parents were Francis and Lydia ULCH ABBOTT. His first marriage was to Verna NEWTON, who preceded in death. He was married Nov. 20, 1932 in Rochester to Ruth INSLEY, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Jack (Wilma) MELLICK, Wellington, O.; Mrs. Joseph (Opal) CUTTLER and Mrs. Carl (Orpha) ALFELD, both of Warsaw; and Mrs. Thomas (Norma) FAULKNER, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; five sons, Alvin and Oscar [ABBOTT], Warsaw; William [ABBOTT], Logansport; Jim [ABBOTT], Angole, and Donald [ABBOTT], R.R. 4, Rochester; two step-sons, Lawrence CRAIN, Danville, Ill., and Robert CRAIN, Midwest City, Okla.; two step-daughters, Mrs Eldon (Betty) LEEDY, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Paul (Marjorie) MUCKENFUSS, Logansport; fifty grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Fred (Alice) FISHER, Kewanna. A son, Eldon [ABBOTT], was killed in action during World War II and a son, Wilbur [ABBOTT], was killed during the Korean War.

Monday, March 20, 1967

Al F. Runnells
Al F. RUNNELLS, 48, South Bend, a native of near Argos, died at 9:30 a.m. EST Saturday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where he had been a patient one week after suffering a heart seizure.
Born April 14, 1918, he was the son of Russell and Faye SPENCER RUNNELLS. He had lived in South Bend three years, moving there from Tippecanoe. He was married in Plymouth Sept. 24,1937 to Bernice COOPER, who survives. Mr. Runnells had been employed by the Bendix corporation 28 years. He was a member of the Argos Masonic lodge.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert and Larrie [RUNNELLS], both of Tippecanoe; the father, of Mout View, Mo., and six grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert W. BENTON officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Masonic services will be at 8 o'clock EST tonight.

Bert Thornsberry
Services for Bert THORNSBERRY, 76, Mottville, Mich., husband of the former Opal LAMBORN of Kewanna, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Geisler funeral home at Constantine, Mich. Mr. Thornsberry died Thursday in the Okeechobee, Fla., General hospital.
He had lived in Mottville since 1949 and had spent the last nine winters in Florida. He was marrid Jan. 30, 1945. The wife survives.

Tuesday, March 21, 1967

George D. Cook
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for George D. COOK, 80, R.R. 2, Akron, who died Monday at Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery four miles north of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Cook had been a patient at Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw for a month prior to entering the nursing home on Saturday.
A lifetime resident of the Akron community, he was born Feb. 19, 1887 near Akron, the son of Alexander and Ina HARTUNG COOK. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are three brothers, Dale [COOK], Mentone; Wayne and Percy [COOK], both of R.R. 2, Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Redah BENNETT, Detroit. A brother and sister preceded in death.

Dr. W. R. Meeker
Peru, Ind. - Dr. W. R. MEEKER, 89, prominent Peru dentist, died Sunday evening in Dukes hospital of injuries sustained when struck by an auto on a downtown Peru street March 7.
Graduate of Ohio College of Dental Surgeons in 1898, Dr. Meeker organized the Miami County Dental Society and was past president of the state association. He was active in Boy Scout work, in 1911 organizing the first Scout troop in northwest Indiana. In 1903, he organized, managed and played with Peru's first basketball team.
Surviving are a son, Dr. George MEEKER, Peru, a grandson and two great-grandsons.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Drake-Flowers funeral home at Peru with burial in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ethel Corbin
Mrs. Ethel CORBIN, 72, Inverness, Fla., formerly of Leiters Ford, died Monday at Inverness. She moved to Florida about seven years ago.
Surviving are three sons, Laurel [CORBIN], Greencastle; Kenneth [CORBIN], Inverness, and Leland [CORBIN], Cincinnati, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Florence MURFITT and Mrs. Mazy YOUNG, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Bernadetta SNAPP, Inverness; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Thursday afternoon at Inverness.

Wednesday, March 22, 1967

Norman A. Baldwin
Norman A. BALDWIN, 81, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. of a heart attack at his home 1712 Morton avenue, Elkhart. He had not been ill.
Mr. Baldwin, born in Rochester July 18, 1885, had resided in Elkhart the past three years. Previously, he had spent his life in this community as a farmer and drainage contractor. His parents were George and Louisa HOLLOWAY BALDWIN.
His marriage was in Mishawaka April 17, 1920, to Amelia BEHNEY, who died inAugust, 1965.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernie BONTRAGER, Elkhart, and Mrs. Everett GANSHORN, South Bend; ten grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Walter KOHLER, Punta Gorda, Fla.; one brother, Homer [BALDWIN], Mishawaka, and several nieces and nephews in this area. One son, Norman [BALDWIN], Jr., died while in the Armed Forces in 1944.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. EST at the Belmont Mennonite church at Elkhart with the Rev. Roy BAIR officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie street cemetery. Friends may call at the Hartzler-Gutermuth funeral home in Elkhart after Thursday noon until Friday noon and at the church an hour before the service.

Thursday, March 23, 1967

Letcher A. Robinson
Letcher A. ROBINSON, 81, Delong, died late Wednesday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
Mr. Robinson was born Dec. 2, 1885 near Star City to William and Finetta CRAGAN ROBINSON. In 1904 he married Nora DECK, who preceded in death. He was a member of the Delong Methodist church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Everett MURHLING, Kewanna, and Mrs. Madonna KELLY, Bradenton, Fla.; two sons, L. O. [ROBINSON], of Indianapolis, and Bill [ROBINSON], of South Bend; a brother, Don [ROBINSON], Peru; four sisters, Mrs. George MAMLEY, Huntington; Mrs. Ray WOLFRAM, South Bend; Mrs. Mary COPLEN, Bloomington, and Mrs. Seth CARPENTER, Peru, and thirteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The Rev. Norris L. KING will officiate. Burial will be at the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, March 24, 1967

William C. Moeller
Last rites for William C. "Bill" MOELLER, 58, Indianapolis, who owned cottages at Lake Manitou and also had a home there, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harry W. Moore Peace chapel, 2050 East Michigan street, Indianapolis.
Mr. Moeller died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Surviving ar the wife, Margaret [MOELLER]; a daughter, Mrs. Diane ROBERTS; two sons, John J. and William C. [MOELLER]; a sister, Mrs. Audrey GIBBS; two brothers, Harold and Elmer [MOELLER], and ten grandchildren.

Saturday, March 25, 1967

Lon W. Cunningham
Lon W. CUNNINGHAM, 82, 1603 Wallace avenue, died at 1:30 a.m. today at his home. He had been in failing health for eight years.
Born Aug. 24, 1884 near Fulton, he had lived in the Fulton county area all his life.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Verlin (Alice) MILLER, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Ray (Louise) CRIST, R.R. 4, Rochester two sons, James [CUNNINGHAM], Mentone, and Donald [CUNNINGHAM], Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites are set tentativel for 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 27, 1967

Lon W. Cunningham
Final rites for Lon W. CUNNINGHAM, 82, 1603 Wallace avenue, who died early Saturday morning, have been changed to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ida L. Walls
Mrs. Ida WALLS, 92, died Saturday at 1:10 p.m. in the Miller nursing home, where she had been a resident two years.
Born July 16, 1874, in Hancock county, she was the daugher of James and Emily CRIDER LAYTON. Most of her life had been spent in the Greenfield area.
Her marriage was Dec. 25, 1895, to Arthur WALLS, who died in September, 1924.
Surviving are three daughters, including Mrs. Charlotte NICHOLS, Rochester; five sons and two sisters.
The body was removed to the Pasco funeral home in Greenfield from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here. Rites and burial will be in Greenfield.

June Neal
Last rites were conducted this afternoon in Logansport for Mrs. June SIEVERS NEAL, R.R. 3, Logansport, sister of Mrs. Richard (Marcie) BREWER of Rochester, who was killed in a two-car crash.
Services were at the Kroeger funeral home and burial was in the Musselman cemetery at Camden.
Mrs. Neal an expectant mother, and Edward E. BROCK II, 17, R.R. 1, Galveston, were injured fatally at 12:55 p.m. Friday in U.S. 35 just east of Logansport.
Police said Brock was going west when his car skidded broadside on the wet pavement, went across the center line, and into the front of the eastbound Neal car.
Mrs. Neal's husband, William P. NEAL, 25, suffered multiple cuts on his head and numerous scratches. He is at Logansport Memorial hospital.
Mrs. Neal is survived by her husband, her parents, a brother, three sisters, a grandmother and nieces and nephews.

Zora Marie Rapp
Zora Marie RAPP, 59, died Sunday at St. Margaret's hospital in Hammond.
Mrs. Rapp, born April 19, 1907, to Laymon E. and Maude L. DOWNEY RAPP at Rochester, was a graduate of Rochester high school. On June 20, 1930, she married Robert D. RAPP of Argos. She was a member of the Christian church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Gerald [RAPP]; a sister, Mrs. Thelma DELP; a niece, Mrs. Joe (Virginia) QUICK; a nephew, Robert DELP, and a cousin, Miss Elizabeth MACKEY.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Driadowicz funeral home, Hammond.

Tuesday, March 28, 1967

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Wednesday, March 29, 1967

Jessie Whitson
Mrs. Jessie WHITSON, 84, Mooresville, mother of Mrs. Everett BEST of Rochester, died Tuesday afternoon at Indianapolis Methodist hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 12. Friends may call at Harvey's funeral home in Mooresville.

Thursday, March 30, 1967

Mary E. Thompson
Mary Estelle THOMPSON, 85, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted earlier in the day. She had been in failing health for 10 years.
Born Dec. 1, 1881 in Fulton county, she had resided in the county all her life. She was the daughter of Peter King and Estella SWINEHART MUTCHLER. She was married May 17, 1890 in Rochester to George A. "Polly" THOMPSON, Sr., who died Sept. 15, 1944. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church here.
Surviving are three sons, George, Jr., Clifford and Charles [THOMPSON], all of Rochester; two brothers, Ira MUTCHLER and Clyde MUTCHLER, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel BRILES, Grand Rapids; Mrs. Ruth EXO, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Clara REESE, Rochester. Two sons, Dallas and Arthur [THOMPSON], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 31, 1967

Mary D. Sommers
Last rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Grass Creek United Brethren church for Mrs. Mary Daisy SOMMERS, 84, formerly of Grass Creek, who died Wednesday at Westville.
The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Frankfort. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and at the church prior to the service.
Mrs. Sommers was born Dec. 19, 1882, in Boone county, the daughter of Samuel and Mary ELLIOTT CLINE. She was married in 1935 to Melvin SOMMERS, who preceded in death. Mrs. Sommers was a member of the Grass Creek United Brethren church.
Surviving are three step-sons, Adam SOMMERS, Grass Creek; Harold SOMMERS, Kewanna, and Lee SOMMERS, Star City; four nieces and four nehews.

Diane Lin Carpenter
Diane Lin CARPENTER, 4, Argos, died at 3:30 today at Children's Memorial hospital, Chicago, of lekemia. She had been ill 15 months.
Diane Lin was born April 11, 1962, to David and Patricia WEST CARPENTER at Sarasota, Fla. She was a member of the Cradle Roll deartment of the Wesleyan Methodist church, Argos.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Penni Louise, Rebecca Lou and Tene Rena [CARPENTER], all at home; a brother, David Erwin [CARPENTER], at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise MAXON; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William WEST, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Grace HILL, all of Plymouth, and the paternal great-grandfather, Leslie CARPENTER, Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. EST Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Ronald D. BOONE will officiate. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. EST Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 1, 1967

Ralph O. Murden
Graveside services were conducted this morning at Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico for Ralph O. MURDEN, 54, Indianapolis, brother of Marion MURDEN, R.R. 1, Rochester. A native of Cass county, Mr. Murden died March 24 in Indianapolis.

May Elaine Sparks
Graveside services were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Ebenezer cemetery by the Rev. George HAPNER for May Elaine SPARKS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl R. SPARKS of Elkhart. The baby was dead at birth at Elkhart General hospital at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence SEE, Macy, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Margie MOORE, Rochester.
The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Neva Kinder
Mrs. Neva KINDER, R.R. 2, Akron, an Akron elementary school teacher, died unexpectedly in Woodlawn hospital at 6:15 p.m. Friday, two hours after being admitted.
She was the daughter of Frank and Lily STONER HALDEMAN. She was married to Ner KINDER, who preceded in death. A grade school teacher for several years, she was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are a son, Bill [KINDER], Warsaw; a daughter, Anita SLAYBAUGH, of California; the mother, of Akron; five grandchildren; a sister, Tural HALDEMAN, Akron, and a brother, Walter HALDEMAN, Anderson.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron from 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday.

Monday, April 3, 1967

Mary B. Ellis
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Macy Christian church for Mrs. Mary B. ELLIS, 63, formerly of Macy. She died Wednesday at St. Joseph hospital in Orange, Cal.
The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate at rites and burial will be in Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home near Denver and at the church an hour before the service.
Born in Rochester March 23, 1904, Mrs. Ellis was the daughter of Leslie and Louella CHRISMAN HEETER. She was married Aug. 12, 1922, to Clarence ELLIS, who died in 1957.
Surviving are a son, Robert [ELLIS], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Martha HARDACRE, Orange, Cal.; six grandchildren and a brother, Harold HEETER, Buchanan, Mich.

Tuesday, April 4, 1967

Tressie Ball
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home for Mrs. Tressie BALL, 83, Akron, who died Monday at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient one day.
The Rev. Dan BENGSTON will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ball was born May 24, 1883, in Fulton county, the daughter of Alonzo and Catherine ESHELMAN YOUNG. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn CLARK, Morocco; a son, Elva BALL, R.R. 1, Claypool; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy BUCHER and Mrs. Mary BUCHER, both of Akron; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Abraham Mahler
Abraham MAHLER, who was born at 10:15 p.m. Monday to John and Linda CARL MAHLER of Monterey, died at 4:35 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
In addition ro the parents, survivors are a brother, Joshua [MAHLER], at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur MAHLER, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles CARL, all of Monterey and the great-grandparents, Mrs. Golda WALBRIDGE, Eau Claire, Mich., and John H. RANDALL, Seattle, Wash.
Funeral services will be at noon EST at the Johnson funeral home, Plymouth. The Rev. V. A. LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be at the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Genevere Halterman
Mrs. Genevere HALTERMAN, 60, Osceola, died at 3:15 p.m. Monday at her residence after an illness of one year.
Mrs. Halterman, the former Genevere GINTHER, was born Jan. 8, 1907 at Rochester. She married Alton E. HALTERMAN on Aug. 20, 1927 at Kankakee, Ill. He died in 1959.
Survivors are two brothers, Garry GINTHER, Rochester, and Lester GINTHER, Osceola, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha HOLLARMAN, Pacoima, Cal. Another brother, Silas GINTHER, New Albany, also died Monday.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at the Bubb funeral chapel, Mishawaka. The Rev. Roy G. HAMMAN will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Valley memorial park, South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. EST today.

Wednesday, April 5, 1967

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Thursday, April 6, 1967

Georgia Cochran
Mrs. Georgia COCHRAN, 65, Burket, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
Mrs. Cochran was born Aug. 28, 1901 at New Bedford, Mass., and spent most of her married life in Burket. The family resided in Washington, D.C. for a few years when Mr. Cochran held a national office in the American Legion. She married Wilbur C. COCHRAN, who survives, on April 28, 1918. She was state president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of World War I and was a member of the Auxiliary of the American Legion and of the 40 and 8, both at Warsaw. She also was a member of the John H. Milann lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Washington, D.C., and of the Burket Methodist church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Wilbur C. COCHRAN, Jr., USAF, Vietnam; three daughters, Mrs. John (Frences) CHILCOTA, Elkhart, Mrs. John (Bonnie) IRWIN, Burket, and Mrs. Dale (Edythe) BARBER, Akron; a brother, Fred SPINNER, New Bedford, Mass.; ten grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the King Memorial home in Mentone.

Friday, April 7, 1967

Georgia Cochran
Last rites for Mrs. Georgia COCHRAN, 65, Burket, who died Wednesday, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Burket Methodist church. The Rev. Herman OLSEN will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Oro BOGUE. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the King memorial home in Mentone from 7 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Sunday and at the church after 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, April 8, 1967

Wendy Sue Swick
Wendy Sue SWICK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom SWICK, 530 West Ninth street, died at birth at 2 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital.
In addition to her parents, survivors are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russel HECKT, Fulton, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle SWICK, Akron.
Graveside rites were to be at 1 p.m. today at Nichols Cemetery north of Akron, with the Rev. J. D. THOMPSON officiating. Arrangements are by Sheetz funeral home at Akron.

Rosa Anne Sutton
Mrs. Rosa Anne FENNEWALD SUTTON, 71, 254 Race street, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill five weeks.
She was born Aug. 9, 1895 in Appleton City, Mo., to John and Caroline SHEER FENNEWALD. She was married Feb. 26, 1916 in Butler, Mo., to Elmer SUTTON, who died in February, 1965. She was a member of the Rochester First Assembly of God church, the WMC of the church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Mable) NIEDER, Rich Hill, Mo.; Effie EPPERSON, Butler Mo.; Mrs. Walter (Naomi) Van METER, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Paul (Ruby) THOMPSON and Mrs. Melvin (Lora) KERN, Rochester; three sons, Eugene, Murell and Virgil [SUTTON], all of Rochester; thirty grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Grace WALKER, Parsons, Kan, and a brother, W. J. FENNEWALD, Rich Hill, Mo.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God church with the Rev. Glen MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, April 10, 1967

Glenn E. Johnson
Glenn E. JOHNSON, 68, R.R. 1, Argos, died at his home at 2 a.m. today of a heart seizure. He had been ill about a year.
Mr. Johnson was born April 16, 1898 to Gernon and Ida FOREMAN JOHNSON at Cando, N.D. He was married to Martha HALLER on March 16, 1921 at Cando. He lived at Leiters Ford for about eight years prior to moving to the Argos community several years ago. He was a member of the Gilead Methodist church, Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. lodge and the Twin Lakes Conservation club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leo (Mary Jane) HOVIN, Plymouth; three sons, Dean [JOHNSON], Argos and Wilburn "Duz" and Paul [JOHNSON], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha SISK, Warsaw, and Miss Hazel JOHNSON, Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Edward Leo [JOHNSON], Geneva, O.; a half-sister, Mrs. Gernadean NIBLICK, Van Wert, O.; a half-brother, Raymond VOTE, Jefferson, O.; the step-mother, Mrs. Mary JOHNSON, Van Wert, O.; twenty-seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Two daughters and a son preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. EST at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN and the Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. An I.O.O.F. memorial service will be at 9 p.m. EST Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may call after 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 11, 1967

Surphes Milliser
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Surphes MILLISER, 80, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died at 3 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Edward MILLER will officiate and burial will be in [Moon] cemetery west of the city. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Milliser, who had been in ill health two months, was a retired farmer and onetime employee of the former Rochester bridge factory.
He was born Oct. 17, 1886, in the Burton community, the son of Silas and Jane BISCHER MILLISER. His entire life had been spent in Fulton county.
His marriage was June 30, 1907, at Bruce Lake, to Cora Bell BRUCE, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. B. (Violet) VANATA, Argos, and Mrs. Ray (Irene) SUTHERLAND, Indianapolis; two sons, Hurschel and Dale [MILLISER], both of Rochester; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and three sisters, Mrs Lester (Ruth) CRABILL and Mrs. Elizabeth WOODCOX, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Esther WOLF, San Diego, Cal.
Two sons, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Suda Belle Ault
Suda Belle AULT, 83, died at 3 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 24 hours. She had resided all her life in the Rochester community.
Born March 23, 1884 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Nicholas A. and Maggie WYNN ROBBINS. She was married to David OLDFATHER, who preceded in death. She was married to Frank RANSTEAD, who also preceded in death. In 1936 she was married to Alonzo AULT, who died May 11, 1953. Mrs. Ault was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church of Rochester.
Surviving are a son, Arthur OLDFATHER, Rochester, and two granddaughters, Mrs. Dan (Linda) WHETSTONE and Rebecca WHETSTONE, both of Tippecanoe.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Alfred SCHNELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rocheste I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m Wednesday at the funeral home.

Glenn E. Johnson
Funeral services for Glenn E. JOHNSON, 68, R.R. 1 , Argos, who died Monday morning, will be at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
I.O.O.F. memorial services will be at 9 o'clock tonight at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 12, 1967

Harold Woodward
Harold WOODWARD, 66, Gary, died Monday at John Kennedy hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. Woodward, who had been in ill health, spent the winter months in Florida.
A retired steel mill supervisor, he formerly resided in Plymouth and lived summers at Koontz lake near Walkerton. Surviving are the wife, Winifred [WOODWARD]; two daughters and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Francis BERGMAN of Rochester. Last rites will be in Gary with burial in Crown Point.

Hillis D. Wickizer
Hillis D. WICKIZER, 67, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after suffering a heart seizure Monday.
Mr. Wickizer was born March 26, 1900 near Argos to John and Elizebeth SCHEUERMAN WICKIZER. On Sept. 7, 1924 he married Esther M. MYERS, who survives. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Maurice [WICKIZER], South Bend, and a nephew, a niece and several cousins.
Funeral services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 3 p.m. EST Friday. The Rev. Douglas STANWYCK will officiate. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. EST Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, April 13, 1967

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Friday, April 14, 1967

Genevieve Philp
Mrs. Genevieve PHILP, 64, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for a week. She had been ill two years.
Mrs. Philp was born Jan. 19, 1903 at Joliet, Ill., to John and Etta ROGERS McELHENNY. She married James B. PHILP June 23, 1923 in Chicago, where the Philps lived until they moved to Akron 14 years ago. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church, Rochester.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, James [PHILP], Jr., Fullerton, Cal., and Paul [PHILP], Kansas City, Mo.; a nephew, Wallace JOHNSON, Akron; a brother, Harry McELHENNY, San Francisco, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Alice LOGAN and Mrs. Alvin CABLE, both of Concord, Cal., and nine grandchildren. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's church. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. The Rosary will be recited at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Nellie Kline
Mrs. Nellie KLINE, 78, Culver, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Delnor hospital, St. Charles, Ill., after several months illness.
Mrs. Kline was born to Fred and Elizabeth MILLER April 7, 1889 at Monterey. She married Edgar R. KLINE on Dec. 6, 1914 at Monterey. She had spent her entire life in the Monterey-Culver area. She was a member of the Culver Bible church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Raymond E. [KLINE], Culver; a daughter, Mrs. Jo Rosemae POWELL, Wheaton, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Rose GUISE, Culver, and three grandchildren. Three sisters and five brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. EST Sunday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Maynard TITTLE will officiate. Burial will be at Washington cemetery east of Culver. Friends may call after noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Cynthia Lynn Quire
Cynthia Lynn QUIRE, five months old, R.R. 2, Silver Lake, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. Cynthia Lynn was born Nov. 4, 1966 to Mr. and Mrs.Walter D. QUIRE of Silver Lake, who survive.
Also surviving are three brothers, Tracy, David and Waylin [QUIRE], and a sister, Sonya [QUIRE], all at home; the paternal grandfather, Elmer QUIRE, Pierceton; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Cleora QUIRE, Mentone; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Edna VEIRKENT, Missouri; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorotha SMITH, Claypool, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Belle BENTLEY, Kokomo.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the King memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN will officiate. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 15, 1967

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Monday, April 17, 1967

Margaret J. Moeller
Mrs. Margaret J. MOELLER, 62, Indianapolis, died Saturday at her home in that city after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Moeller's death followed that of her husband, William C. MOELLER, by 3 1/2 weeks. He died March 22.
The Moellers owned cottages on the south shore of Lake Manitou and had spent their summers here for many years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Diane ROBERTS, Indianapolis; and two sons, John and William [MOELLER], and ten grandchildren.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Harry Moore Peace chapel, 2050 East Michigan street, Indianapolis. Burial will be in that city.

Charley H. Tucker
Charley H. TUCKER, 84, Silver Lake, died at 5 a.m. today at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, where he was admitted Sunday.
Born Aug. 24, 1882 in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Hollis and Nettie ALEXANDER TUCKER. He was married in 1902 to Mercy FLENNAR, who died in 1952. He was a retired carpenter.
Surviving are a son, Harold C. [TUCKER], Logansport; four daughters, Mrs. Henry (Eva) HARTMAN, Akron; Mrs. Chester (Etta) CHRISTIAN, Mentone; Mrs. Harry (Evelyn) HERENDEEN, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Chauncey (Mildred) VANDERMARK, Warsaw; thirteen grandchildren; eleven gret-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Constant (Erma) SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron.
Rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Pearl E. Dunsizer
Mrs. Pearl E. DUNSIZER, 76, Akron, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at her home following a serious illness of one week. She lived in Akron four years and in the Delong and Logansport areas before that.
Born Jan. 5, 1891 in Jennings county, she was the daughter of Charles and Josephine DEARDORFF WILSON. She was married to Andrew DUNSIZER in 1907. He died in December, 1965.
Surviving are the following children, Blaine [DUNSIZER], Cochise, Ariz.; Arthur [DUNSIZER], Akron; Earl [DUNSIZER], Goshen; Paul [DUNSIZER], South Bend; Mrs. C. E. (Mary) WEIDEMAN, R.R. 4, Peru, and Mrs. Harry (Martha) NORMAN, Akron; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Henry BARRETT, Nebraska.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Crooked Creek cemetery near Royal Center. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 18, 1967

SP4 James R. Utter
Specialist Fourth Class James R. UTTER, 21, Talma, has become the third Fulton county serviceman to died in action in the Vietnam war.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert UTTER, who live one-fourth mile east of Talma on County Road 650 North, were informed about 1:30 p.m. Monday that their son had been killed about 11:45 p.m. EST Saturday.
No other information was provided at that time, but the U.S. Defense Department's letter said details would follow.
SP4 Utter had bee in Vietnam since the first of last December and had been serving with the Army south of Saigon. It is not known now, however, where the action took place in which he was killed.
A soldier for about 18 months, SP4 Utter was due to be discharged the first of next November.
SP4 Utter has two brothers, Ronnie [UTTER], who lives east of Talma, and Richard [UTTER], who resides south of Talma, and two sisters, Luan [UTTER], a seventh grader at Talma school, and Mrs. Gale (Sue) CURTIS, Warsaw.
The Haupert funeral home in Akron will be in charge of services. It is not known when the body will arrive at the funeral home, but it is expected to be next week.

Vern E. Zartman
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton Baptist Temple for Vern E. ZARTMAN, 75, Fulton, custodian of the church for 23 years.
A lifetime resident of the Fulton area, Mr. Zartman died at 11:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph hospital at Fort Wayne after a serious illness of five weeks.
The Rev. James RANARD will officiate at rites, assisted b the Rev. Philip ISGRIGG. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.s
Born Oct. 16, 1891, near Macy, Mr. Zartman was the son of Samuel and Sarah SCHINDLER ZARTMAN. His marriage was Dec. 31, 1915, to Louise MEYER, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Donald [ZARTMAN], Rochester, and Russell [ZARTMAN], Springfield, Ill., and nieces and nephews. A brother Earl [ZARTMAN]; a sister, Mrs. Goldie WHYBREW, and a grandson preceded in death.

Charley H. Tucker
Last rites for Charley H. TUCKER, 84, Silver Lake, who died at 5 a.m. Monday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron.
the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Gussie Sirken
Mrs. Gussie SIRKEN, mother of David SIRKEN of Rochester, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry STERLING.
Last rites will be in Columbus, O., Wednesday with burial in Sioux City, Ia.

Wednesday, April 19, 1967

John W. Meader
John W. MEADER, 81, 700 Pontiac street, who had operated a truck farm in this area since 1926, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of six weeks.
Mr. Meader was a chemical engineer for 10 years with the Eli Lilly company and founded and owned the Inland Alkaloid company in Tipton. He had attended Valparaiso and Indiana universities and was a 50-year member of the Masonic lodge.
Born Oct. 28, 1885 in Mazeppa, Minn., he was the son of Andrew and Ida DEMMIN MEADER. He was married May 20, 1911 in Covington, Ky., to Mae HUSTON. Mr. Meader previously lived in Tipton and Indianapolis.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Betty A. ROBERTSON, Rochester; and Mrs. Edwin C. (Louise) CARITHERS, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Tim ROBERTSON, Rochester; Mrs. Richard (Becky) PARTRIDGE, Arlington Heights, Ill, and Mrs. Paul (Kay) HENDERSON, Ardmore, Pa., and a great-grandchild. A son, Walter "Bud" MEADER, died in August, 1959.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in Park cemetery at Greenfield, with graveside rites at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Marion E. Jones
Marion E. JONES, 78, Culver, died Tuesday at 3:05 p.m. in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a long illness.
A Culver resident most of his life, Mr. Jones had been a representative of the Equitable Life Assurance Society since 1932. He was born Nov. 25, 1888, in Culver, the son of Jordan and Frances McFARLAND JONES and was married Dec. 31, 1908, in Culver to Susie SHILLING. She died in 1949. He was a member of the Culver Methodist church, Culver Masonic lodge and Culver Lions club.
Surviving are two sons, Wendell [JONES], Plymouth, and Jack [JONES], Culver; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Mary Amanda) KEMP, Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. Mary BLOOM, South Bend; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. CST in the Culver Methodist church with the Rev. Carl BAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today until noon Friday and at the church prior to the service.

Charles Weidner, Jr.
Charles WEIDNER, Jr., 59, Argos, died at 1 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after suffering a cerebral stroke Sunday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, April 20, 1967

SP4 James R. Utter
Last rites for SP4 James R. UTTER, 21, Talma, who was killed in action in Vietnam Saturday night, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron.
The Revs. John KREIG and Glen CAMPTON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home until noon Friday and at the church from 1-2 p.m.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert UTTER of near Talma, the soldier was the third Fulton county serviceman to die in Vietnam war operations.
Details of the action in which he was involved, and the area in which the action took place, have not been announced.

Charles H. Weidner, Sr.
Funeral services for Charles H. WEIDNER, Sr., 59, Argos, who died Wednesday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic church, Plymouth. Father Casimir MOSWINSKI will officiate.
Mr. Weidner was born Nov. 20, 1907 to Charles and Emma LEFFERT WEIDNER at Argos and had spent his entire life in the Argos community. On Nov. 24, 1926 he married Clara HARTMAN at Plymouth. He was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic church and the Moose lodge of Plymouth.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Charles [WEIDNER], Jr., and Earl G. [WEIDNER], both of Plymouth, and Duane [WEIDNER], Wabash, and fourteen grandchildren. His parents, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Burial will be at New Oak Hill cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. EST Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Friends may call aster 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home.

Friday, April 21, 1967

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Saturday, April 22, 1967

Maurice Lowman
Maurice LOWMAN, 82, Birmingham, Mich., who lived in Fulton until 1916, died Thursday in Birmingham. He was a 50-year member of the Fulton Masonic lodge. Last rites will be at 3:30 p.m. EST Sunday in Birmingham. The Manley-Bailey funeral home is in charge.

H3/C Richard Allen Rhine
A U.S. marine who attended Fulton and Grass Creek schools until seventh grade has been killed in South Vietnam, according to a telegram received by his father.
Hospitalman 3/C Richard Allen RHINE, 19, was killed Tuesday. The telegram was received Thursday by the father, Roscoe M. RHINE, R.R. 2, Royal Center.
Winner of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Vitenam Cross, Rhine was killed near Kuang Tri in Operation Prairie 2, the telegram said. He was with the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, having enlisted n July, 1965 after grdating from high school.
Born June 8, 1947 in Logansport, Rhine moved with his family to Holbrook Ariz., when he was in grade school.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Evelyn CRABTREE, Holbrook; the father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe M. RHINE; a brother, David [RHINE], in the Navy, and a sister, Patricia [RHINE], a stepsister, Diana [RHINE], and a stepbrother, Billy [RHINE], all of Royal Center.

Ada M. Wood
Mrs. Ada M. WOOD, 92, Rochester, died at 6:05 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been in declining health for three years and a patient at Miller's nursing home for the past two years.
Mrs. Wood was born April 29, 1875 in Fulton county to Philip and Amanda SHIREMAN SWARTZBENDER. She married Charles E. WOOD Sept. 7, [1895]. He died Sept. 7, 1943. She attended the former Mt. Zion Presbyterian church.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Roy (Edith) GARNER and Mrs. Robert M. (Audrey) ZELLERS, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Leston (Edna) GOODYEAR, Churubusco; three sons, Russell [WOOD], Bradenton, Fla.; Rex E. [WOOD], Osceola, Ind., and Howard M. [WOOD], Rochester; twenty-nine grandchildren; fifty-nine great-grandchildren, and fourteen great-great-grandchildren. A son, Albert [WOOD], two grandchildren, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Cheryl D. Ellison
Cheryl D. ELLISON, 18, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 1 p.m. Friday of leukemia at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis. She had been ill three months.
Born July 9, 1948 at Warsaw, she was the daughter of James and Minnie WHITE ELLISON. She was a student at Indiana State university in Terre Haute. She graduated in 1966 from Akron high school and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Charles [ELLISON], with the Army in Vietnam; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles WHITE, R.R. 2, Akron; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edith DIXON, Anderson; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Minnie RIGGLE, Akron.
Services are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Monday, April 24, 1967

Ethel Mae Myers
Mrs. Ethel Mae MYERS, 58, died this morning at 6:30 o'clock at her farm home five miles south of the city on Ind. 25. Death was caused by cancer and came after an illness of nine years.
Born April 13, 1909, at Nashville, Ind., Mrs. Myers was the daughter of John and Maude MARTIN. She had lived here 10 years, moving from Greentown. Her marriage was June 12, 1929, at Greenwood to Melvin Ray "Jack" MYERS, who survives.
Mrs. Myers was a member of the First Baptist church and of the Order of Eastern Star at Greentown.
Also surviving are two sons, Melvin E. MYERS, Jr., Kewanna, and Paul E. MYERS, Greentown; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) BAILEY, Rochester, and Mrs. Barry (Deloris) SANDERSON, Greentown; six grandchildren, David, Anthony, Lyle, Tracy and Teresa MYERS ana Keven SANDERSON; five sisters, Mrs. Steve KENNEDY, Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Earl NEESE, Greenwood; Mrs. Paul RYKER, Franklin; Mrs. Howard BRUNNEMER, Whiteland, and Mrs. Harold DOTY, Bargersville. One brother, Clarence MARTIN, preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist church with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Greentown. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. tuesday and at the church after 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The family requests that memorials in addition to the floral offerings already sent be given to the Cancer Socitey.

Marsha Gray
Mrs. Marsha P. GRAY, one of the pioneer residents of Newcastle township, died Saturday evening in LaPorte hospital. She resided in Westville at the time of her death.
Mrs. Gray was one of the four operators in the Big Foot exchange of the former Peoples Mutual Telephone Company in the Sycamore community about six miles southeast of Talma. Her parents were the late Allen and Jeannie LONG.
Funeral services will be at a.m. [sic] EST Wednesday in the Carlisle funeral homeat Michigan City. Burial will be at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday in the Sycamore cemetery southeast of Talma.

Maynard McClougan
Maynard "Hap" McCLOUGAN, 53, Akron, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital after being a patient one week. He had been ill one year.
Mr. McClougan was born Aug. 4, 1913 at Silver Lake. On Dec. 7, 1935 he married Josephine HOPKINS at Warsaw. He had spent his entire life in the Silver Lake-Akron areas. He was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Marie SROUFE, South Whitley; Mrs. Don (Joyce) OVERLANDER, Akron, and Mrs. Elmon (Charlotte) BAYE, Syracuse; a son, Oscar [McCLOUGAN], Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Everett (Irene) SHAFFER, Rochester; Mrs. Amos (Minnie) ENGLE, Akron; Mrs. Lester (Elsie) ROBBINS, Big Rapids, Mich., and eleven grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Silver Creek Church of god. The Rev. Victor YEAGER and the Rev. James MARTIN will officiate. Burial will be at Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Wednesday and at the church until time of service.

Cheryl Ellison
Funeral services for Cheryl ELLISON, 18, R.R. 2, Akron who died Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Olive Bethel church near Akron. The Rev. Carl OVERHOLSER and the Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be at Nichols cemetery.
Friends may call at the Haupert Funeral home in Akron until the hour of service.

Tuesday, April 25, 1967

Noble Goodner
Noble GOODNER, 76, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 8:55 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since April 15.
Mr. Goodner was born Feb. 14, 1891 to Joseph and Catherine GLICK GOODNER at Hannibal, Mo. He had lived in the Rochester area since 1903. He married Vernie FRY Feb. 23, 1916 at Rochester. He was a member, senior deacon and past trustee of the Baptist Temple, Fulton.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Walter [GOODNER], Fulton; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) BURTON, Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. Wayne (Esther) MILLER, and Miss Mary GOODNER, both of Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Omer ROUCH, Fulton; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A daughter, Vera [GOODNER], two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fulton Baptist Temple. The Rev. James L. RANARD will officiate. Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, and at the church one hour before services.

Maynard McCloughan
Additional survivors of Maynard "Hap" McCLOUGHAN, 53, Akron, who died Sunday evening at Woodlawn hospital, were listed today by the Sheetz funeral home of Akron.
They are two brothers, Dan [McCLOUGHAN], R.R. 1, Akron, and Albert [McCLOUGHAN], R.R. 2, Akron.
Last rites for Mr. McCloughan will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Silver Creek Church of God. Calling hours are until noon Wednesday at the funeral home and 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the church.

Nettie H. Gaerte
Mrs. Nettie H. GAERTE, 79, Akron, died at 4:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient one week. She had been ill several months.
Born April 10, 1888 in Miami county, she was the daughter of Mathias and Mary WHITMIRE SMITH. She had resided most of her life in the Disko and Akron communities. She was married Oct. 17, 1907 in Disko to Esta R. GAERTE, who died in 1944. Mrs. Gaerte was a member of the Akron Church of God, the Dorcas Missionary Society of the church and of the Lincoln Ladies Aid.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis PEARSON, Disko; Mrs. Janis BICHENO, Grenada Hill, Cal., and Mrs. Shirley SVANN, Bloomington; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ed SMITH, Silver Lake, and David SMITH, Hibbing, Minn., and a sister, Mrs. Emma BICKEL, Roann. Four sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Church of god with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Wednesday, April 26, 1967

Otho W. Jerraid
Otho W. JERRAID, 75, R.R. 2, Argos, died instantly at 11 a.m. Tuesday of a heart seizure while working at his farm about five miles southeast of Argos. He had been under a docor's care for several months for a heart condition.
Mr. Jerraid was born Nov. 18, 1891 at Wolf Lake, Ind., to Henry and Estella FLORY JERRAID. On April 7, 1928 he married Ruth HANNA at Mishawaka. He moved to his present home 38 years ago from Mishawaka. He was a farmer engaged in the commercial production of strawberries. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Charles [JERRAID], South Bend, and cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. EST Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Douglas STANWYCK will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, April 27, 1967

Clarence Adamson
Clarence ADAMSON, 77, R.R. 5, Rochester, was found dead at 7:05 a.m. today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Emerson (Ruth) FELDER, Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. Adamson was born oct. 18, 1889 to H. L. and Isabell JEWELL ADAMSON at Rochester. He married Edith HEETER, who preceded in death.
In addition to his sister, he is survived by a brother, Roy [ADAMSON], Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, April 28, 1967

Grace M. Metheny
Mrs. Grace M. METHENY, 83, Argos, died at 10:10 p.m. EST Thursday in the Klapp nursing home at Argos. She had resided in Argos all her life. She had been in failing health six years. Born Sept. 18, 1883 in Argos, she was the daughter of George and May ABRAMS WILLIAMS. She was married to Edgar L. METHENY Sept. 15, 1915 in Argos. He died in 1953. she was a member of the Argos Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Margaret) KNEPPER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Ronald (Mary) SPITLER, Argos; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A son died in infancy. A brother, Charles WILLIAMS, also preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 11 a.m. EST Saturday.

Robert C. Best
Robert C. BEST, 65, 1500 Jefferson street, died at Woodlawn hospital at 3 a.m. today after being a patient for four weeks. He had been in declining health for four years.
Mr. Best was born Dec.29, 1901 in Davis [sic] county to Frank and Maggie DIXON BEST. He was married to Doris GREGORY at Martinsville Aug. 25, 1922. He moved to Rochester from Monrovia 20 years ago. He retired from McMahan Construction company in 1963. He was a member of the Monrovia Methodist church, the F. and AM at Monrovia and the RAM No. 90, Rochester.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Martha) NEFF, R.R. 5, Rochester; two grandchildren Linda and Steve; three brothers, Everett [BEST], Rochester; Joseph [BEST[, Plainfield, and Irving [BEST], Sherwood, Ore., and nephews and nieces. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen BYRNE will officiate. Burial will be at Mooresville cemetery where Masonic Lodge 654 will conduct services with the Rev. James RAY officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Frances F. Van Lue
Mrs. Frances F. Van LUE, 74, 523 Indiana avenue, died of paralysis at 2:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient four weeks. She had been ill 11 years.
Born in Cass county near Deer Creek Nov. 22, 1892, she moved here from Logansport 31 years ago. Her parents were Harvey W. and Etta Mae CAMEL WRIGHT. She was married Nov. 20, 1936 in Rochester to Marvin Van LUE. She was a member of the Young America Eastern Star.
Surviving are the husband; three stepdaghters, Mrs. Eugene (Ruth) McCLAIN, Rochester, and Mrs. Walter (Pauline) COX and Mrs. Eugene (Jean) SMITH, both of Indianapolis; two stepsons, Robert Van LUE, Rochester, and Jerry Van LUE, South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Walter (Geneva) WACKERLE, Peru, and Mrs. Omer (Celestine) PORTER and Mrs. Russel (Bloom) SMITH, both of Tampa, Fla., and nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. John SCHROEDER officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday. O.E.S. services, 8 p.m. Saturday.

Clarence Adamson
Last rites for Clarence ADAMSON, 77, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Thursday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Emerson (Ruth) FELDER, Atlanta, Ga., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
A native of Rochester, Mr. Adamson had been in failing health for several years.

Saturday, April 29, 1967

Ebert L. Hall
Ebert L. HALL, 71, Macy, died Friday at 2:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after an extended illness.
Born Dec. 23, 1895, at Rochester, he was the son of Burton and Catherine RYDER HALL and had spent the past 37 years in the Macy community. He had operated the Macy cafe and was a retired painter for the Erie-Lackawanna railroad.
His marriage was Nov. 12, 1928, at Huntington to Tressa Flo BANKS, who died in 1963. Mr. Hall was a veteran of World War I, member of Macy Masonic Lodge, Macy Order of Eastern Star and Veterans of World War I in Rochester.
Surviving are a foster son, Lee WELCH, Elkhart, and one sister, Mrs. Fred SCHUTTER, Akron, O.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the McCain funeral home near Denver with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday.

Howard M. Ferrell, Jr.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home for Howard Marvin FERRELL, Jr., 26, an apparent suicide victim here early this morning.
Dr. William RUSLER, county coroner, said he would not return an official verdict in the case until later. However, his preliminary opinion is that death was self-inflicted.
Mr. Ferrell was employed as bartender at the VFW Post here. City police said his body was found in the living room of his home at 1323 Franklin avenue. He had been shot in the chest and had walked from the bedroom to the living room before collapsing.
The weapon was a .22 calibre Harrington-Richardson revolver, police said. Death came at about 2:45 a.m. today.
Mr. Ferrell was born Dec. 13, 1940, at Danville, Ill., and had lived here the last five years, moving from Argos. He was married Oct.20, 1962, in Rochester to Sandra Kay MOLLENCUPP, who survives. His parents, also surviving, are Howard and Rosebud DINSMORE FERRELL of Argos.
He was a member of the VFW Post, Eagles and Moose lodges and was a veteran of army service.
Also surviving are two sons, Jeffrey [FERRELL], 3 1/2, and Douglas [FERRELL], six weeks; three sisters, Miss Marla FERRELL, Arlington, Va.; Miss Debra FERRELL, Argos, and Terry LEE, Argos; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell DINSMORE, Lebanon. One son and one sister preceded in death.
The Rev. C. J. MOWERE will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 1, 1967

Pfc. Marvin R. White
Pfc. Marvin R. WHITE, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest WHITE, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m.Saturday in a Vietnam hospital of hand grenade wounds suffered in Vietnam.
He is the fourth county serviceman to die in Vietnam operations and the second from Newcastle township. He was the 252nd Indiana casualty of the Vietnam war.
A friend of White, James R. UTTER, 21, R.R. 5, Rochester, was killed April 15 in Vietnam. The homes of the White and the Utter families are half a mile apart east of Talma.
Pfc White suffered head wounds April 24 when a Viet Cong grenade exploded near him. He had been in the Army since April 20, 1966 and in Vietnam for six months. He served with the First Cavalry unit of the Army.
He received his basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and from there went to Fort Polk, La., and then to Vietnam.
Pfc. White was born Dec. 23, 1946 in Rochester to Ernest and Alice MILLER WHITE and had resided all his life in the Talma area.
The soldier attended Talma schools and had been employed at the Midwest Spring company in Mentone before entering the Army.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Keith [WHITE], R.R. 5, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph MILLER, R.R. 1, Logansport; four aunts; an uncle, and a niece.
The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The body is expected to arrive here in seven to ten days.

Guy E. Peabody
Guy E. PEABODY, 70, Argos, died suddenly of a heart seizure at 2:45 a.m. today at his home. He had been under a doctor's care with a heart condition for five years.
Born Sept. 12, 1896 in Plymouth, he was the son of Cyrus and Anna METCALF PEABODY. He came to Argos as a small boy and had lived there the rest of his life. He was married April 26, 1919 to Vira BEAUCHAMP in Argos. Mr. Peabody retired in 1961 after 44 years with the E. E. Eley sawmill.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Bernice) SWIHART, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Joseph (Pearl) JOHNSON, and Mrs. Harold (Mary) JOHNSON, both of Mishawaka; two sons, Roy [PEABODY], OFallon, Mo., and Wallace [PEABODY], Manns Harbor, N.C., serving with the U.S. Air Force; twenty-one grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Eva MAST, Elkhart; Mrs. Alma LYNCH, Dayton, Ind., and Mrs. Ruth HOLLINSHEAD, South Bend, and a brother, Clifford [PEABODY], Winamac.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Russell L. Borton
Russell L. "Pete" BORTON, 55, died at his home in Mentone Sunday at 7 a.m. His death was unexpected; he had not been ill previously.
Born Dec. 5, 1911 in Mentone, he was the son of John L. and Alice JEFFERIES BORTON. He was an employee of the Northern Indiana Co-op association hardware in Mentone and formerly was a marshal at Mentone. Mr. Borton was a member of the Mentone American Legion.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Clyde (Delta) YAZEL, Etna Green; an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Linus BORTON, Mentone; two other aunts, Mrs. Flossie COPLEN, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Edna BORTON, Mentone, and two nephews.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the King memorial home in Mentone, where rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Tuesday, May 2, 1967

Lula Taylor
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harry Price funeral home in Knox for Lula FAY TAYLOR, 90, Leiters Ford, who died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday in her home. She had been ill several months.
The Rev. Norris KING will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Rebakah lodge rites will be at 8 o'clock tonight at the funeral home, where friends may call.
Born in Ohio Aug. 15, 1876, she was married Jan. 27, 1897 to George C. TAYLOR, who died in 1942. She was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, the WSCS of the church and the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen BRUGH, Knox; a sister, Miss Ruth FAY, Leiters Ford; a brother, Thomas B. FAY, Battle Creek, Mich.; three grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

O. O. Castleman
O. O. CASTLEMAN, 54, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Monday at 3:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted at 7:20 a.m. Monday. He suffered from a heart ailment the past 5 1/2 years.
Born Aug. 27, 1912, Olin Oran CASTLEMAN was the son of Olin W. and Daisy CURTIS CASTLEMAN. He was married March 17, 1934, to Myrtle ADDISON, who survives.
A resident of the Burton community 19 years, he came here from Florida. He was a retired employee of Sealed Power plant, a World War II vetran, member of the American Legion and VFW posts and attended Whippoorwill Community church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Elizabeth) PATTEE, South Bend; three sons, Dale [CASTLEMAN], Fochester; Gail [CASTLEMAN], South Bend, and Richard [CASTLEMAN], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Darrell (Zoa) COUCH, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Mildred HOMER, Boise, Ida.; one brother, C. O. CASTLEMAN, Minot, N.D.; stepmother, Mrs. Minnie CASTLEMAN, Minot, N.D.; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with Dr. Herbert BESS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.OF. cemetery with the American Legion and VFW conducting military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, May 3, 1967

Mary Bucher
Mrs. Mary BUCHER, 87, Akron, died about 7 a.m. today in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital. She had been in failing health several years.
Born Sept. 7, 1879 in the Akron area, she was the daughter of Lonzo and Catherine ESHELMAN YOUNG. She was married Feb. 10, 1906 to Ammon BUCHER, who died in 1942.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Matilda DOUB, Akron; Mrs. Helen CRESS, Fort Wayne, and Miss Maridean BUCHER, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Daisy BUCHER, Akron; five grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Thursday, May 4, 1967

Mary Bucher
Last rites for Mrs. Mary BUCHER, 87, Akron, who died Wednesday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Pfc. Marvin R. White
Funeral services for Pfc. Marvin R. WHITE, 20, R.R. 5, Rochester, Fulton County's fourth casualty of the Vietnam war, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Grace Methodist church.
The Rev. Gene ECKERLEY will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 3 p.m. Friday until 11:30 a.m. Saturday and at the church from 1-2 p.m. Saturday.
Pfc. White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest WHITE, died last Saturday in a hospital in Vietnam of head wounds from a hand grenade suffered April 24.

Friday, May 5, 1967

Delia Kepler
Delia McMAKEN KEPLER, 76, Argos, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Logansport hospital after an illness of several years.
Born June 28, 1890, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ellen SHATZER McMAKEN. She had been a teacher of domestic science in Ft. Wayne several years in her early life and them moved to Argos as a teacher. She was married to Quimby KEPLER Dec. 27, 1929 in Argos. He died Jan. 12, 1945. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are a brother, John McMAKEN, Fort Wayne, and nieces and nephews. A child died in infancy and two brothers also preceded in death.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m Sunday with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.
Infant Dilts
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert DILTS, Jr., Peru, died shortly after birth at Howard Community hospital in Kokomo Wednesday. Mrs. Dilts is the former Terry McGRIFF of Rochester. Surviving with the parents are a brother, Marc Alan [DILTS], at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert DILTS, Sr., Peru, and Ray and Alberta McGRIFF, Rochester. A brother, Matthew [DILTS], preceded in death.

Saturday, May 6, 1967

Roy Allen
Roy ALLEN, 54, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, was dead on arrival at the Wabash county hospital, Wabash, after being involved in a two-truck head-on collision one mile south of the junctions of Ind. 114 and Ind. 15 at 3 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Allen was born Feb. 6, 1913 to Buddie and Lula CARPENTER ALLEN at Salyersville, Ky. He married Goldie Mae ALLEN at Salyersville on June 29, 1939. He moved to the Silver Lake community 16 years ago from Kentucky. He was an employee of the New York Central Railroad and a member of the Baptist church.
In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Hebern (Cleditha) CAUDILL, and Mrs. Frank (Evalee) SIGNS, both of Silver Lake; Mrs. Clifford (Theda Mae) STEIN, Greentown, and Miss Lois Jean ALLEN, at home; three sons, Lawrence [ALLEN], Silver Lake; Charles [ALLEN], North Manchester, and Roger [ALLEN], at home; two sisters, Mrs. William ENGLAND, Homer, Mich., and Mrs. Junior RATLIFF, Albion, Mich., four brothers, Roscoe [ALLEN], Paintlic, Ky.; Irvin [ALLEN], Millersburg; Edd [ALLEN], Warsaw, and Junior [ALLEN], Gapville, Ky.; eight grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren. A brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake. The Rev. Leonard JACKSON will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 7 p.m. today to 5 p.m. Sunday and at the family residence one-half mile north of Disko,until one hour before services.

Monday, May 8, 1967

Rudolph A. Zelmer
Dr. William J. RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, said today "there is no evidence of injury or foul play" in advance of Fulton county's first drowning since June of 1965.
The body of Rudolph A. ZELMER, 57, Eau Claire, Mich., was found floating in the Tippecanoe River about 300 feet east of the bridge over U.S. 31 north of Rochester at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
Richard D. SMITH, 324 Ohio street, found the body while fishing from the south bank and notified the sheriff's office.
Sheriff Homer CARR, State Trooper Larry WAGENKNECHT and Deputy Sheriff Don O'DELL retrieved the body from the river. Also at the scene were Deputy Coroner Lyman BAKER and State Police Detective Glen HOSIER.
An autopsy was performed by Dr. Clarance COBB, Logansport Pathologist.
A truck driver for a frozen food firm, Zelmer had been missing since April 19. His car had been located at Blondie's truck stop at the Tippecanoe river bridge earlier last week and was towed into Rochester.
The drowning was Fulton county's first accidental death this year and the first drowning in the county since June 8, 1965 when a boy drowned in Lake Manitou. It was the first drowning in the Tippecanoe river since 1962 when a Bunker Hill Air Force Base airman drowned while fishing.
Born Nov. 23, 1909 in Michigan, Mr. Zelmer was the son of Fred and Tillie SCHMEICHEL ZELMER. Surviving are the mother; a brother, Arthur [ZELMER], St. Joseph, Mich., who made the identification of the body, and a sister.
Funeral services will be Tuesday inEau Claire. The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Borderman funeral home at Eau Claire, where rites will be conducted.

Charlotte Berry
Mrs. Charlotte BERRY, 85, Mentone, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at Miller Merry Manor, Warsaw, where she had been a patient since February, 1965.
Mrs. Berry was born Oct. 16, 1881 to James and May Belle SHULL LACKEY in Paulding county, O. On Sept. 27, 1900 she married James ROSS, who died in 1944. She was a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond ROSS, Warsaw, and Fred ROSS, Bannister, Mich.; a brother, John LACKEY, Warsaw; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the King memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Glenn R. KAMPTON will officiate. Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home.

Morris E. O'Dell
Morris E. O'DELL, 35, Kingston, N.Y., formerly of Richland Center, was killed in a truck-automobile collision at 4 a.m. Saturday near his home.
Mr. O'Dell was born April 2, 1932 at Mishawaka to Lester and Reathel BECK O'DELL. He married Eula TOWSKI after moving to Kingston about 10 years ago. He was a graduate of Richland Center high school and a salesman for Hawk trailer company.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lauri and Sherri [O'DELL], at home; three brothers, Billy, James and Richard [O'DELL], all of Rochester, and the maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Valorous BECK, R.R. 5, Rochester. A sister, Mrs. Lester [J.] (Eva) [M. BEEHLER], died last year.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Kiser funeral home, Kingston. Burial also will be at Kingston.

Tuesday, May 9, 1967 to Wednesday, May 10, 1967

[no obits]

Thursday, May 11, 1967

Lorin J. Stucker
Lorin J. STUCKER, 69, Akron, died at 12:45 a.m. today of an unexpected coronary attack at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted shortly before his death.
Born Aug. 28, 1897 in Morocco, Ind., he had resided all his life in the Gilead and Akron areas. He was the son of Romney and Nancy BROWN STUCKER. He was married in 1922 to Nina LOWE.
Mr. Stucker had been owner of the International Harvester dealership in Akron since 1939. He was a member o the Akron Masonic lodge, Akron Chamber of Commerce, attended the Akron Methodist church and was a director of the Akron Exchange State bank.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Jack [STUCKER], Akron; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Jasper WOLF, Holly of the Hills, Fla.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, May 12, 1967

Crissie Chaney
Crissie CHANEY, 58, Delong, died at his home Thursday morning after an illness of two years.
Mr. Chaney was born March 8, 1909 in Starke county to Thomas and Emma BECK CHANEY. He had lived in Delong 13 years and was a member of the Milford Dunkard church.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ruby CLINGER, Rochester, and a brother, Joseph [CHANEY], Edgerton, O.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Geneva Dyson
Mrs. Paul (Geneva) DYSON, 61, of near Wabash, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday at the Wabash county hospital.
In addition to her husband and her father, she is survived by a son, Jack NICCUM, Wabash; five daughters, Mrs. Rex GOOD, Monterey; Mrs. James BROWN, Lawton, Okla.; Mrs. Devon HOSTETLER, Topeka; Mrs. Charles HUFFMAN, Roann, and Mrs. Richard MILLER, North Manchester; nine brothers and sisters, and eighteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grandstaff funeral home, Roann. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Roann. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 13, 1967

Dora Richards
Mrs. Dora RICHARDS, 78, Fowler, sister of William RICHARDS of Rochester, died Friday at St. Elizabeth hospital in Lafayette after a week's illness. Friends may call at the Kennedy-Braman funeral home in Winamac after 4 p.m. today.

Charlotte Palmer
Mrs. Charlotte MACKEY PALMER, Leiters Ford, died at 8 a.m. today at the Pulaski county hospital, Winamac.
Mrs. Palmer was a retired school teacher, having taught in the old McKinley school in Rochester. She was one of the last graduates of Rochester Normal college. She also was a graduate of Bradley Polytechnic university, Peoria, Ill., and Wayne State university, Detroit. Before moving to her cottage on the Tippecanoe river near Leiters Ford, she lived at 1420 College avenue, Rochester.
She was past worthy matron of the Eastern Star, Rochester, and a member of the United Presbyterian church and Rebekah lodge, Leiters Ford.
Among the survivors is Bert Van DIEN, Rochester.
Funeral services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jessie J. Shriver
Jessie J. SHRIVER, 82, 600 West Eighth street, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital. she suffered a stroke last Monday.
Born Dec. 12, 1884 in Roann, she was the daughter of Orlandan [?] and Lydia WHITTLE ACHELS [?]. She had resided all her live in the Rochester and Akron areas. She was married April 27, 1902 in Roann to Clarence E. SHRIVER, who survives. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred HARPER, Akron, and Iva SHRIVER, Rochester; three sons, Martin [SHRIVER], Rochester; Floyd [SHRIVER], Argos, and Lloyd [SHRIVER], West Palm Beach, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren, six grat-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; three sistes, Mrs. Howe (Ida) WALKER, Gilead, Mrs. Fannie CRAIG, Beach Grove, and Mrs. Mary TOMLINSON, Indianapolis. A sister, two brothers and a grandchild preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz fneral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

John E. Boone
John E. BOONE, 49, Lexington, Ky., former Akron resident, died this morning in Lexington following an illness of one year.
The son of Earl and Ruth JENNINGS BOONE, he was born June 30, 1917. He married Anna MANGRUM, who survives. He was a foreman for the Fayette Tool and Die company at Lexington.
Surviving are the father; the wife; three sons, Jack [BOONE], Anderson; David [BOONE], Angola, and Michael [BOONE], Anderson; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Leon (Eudora) AUSTIN; aunts and uncles.
Last rites are set tentatively for 3 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Jim MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday.

Monday, May 15, 1967

Nannie L. Remy
Mrs. Ralph (Nannie L.) REMY, 78, R.R. 2, Warsaw, sister-in-law of Harold REMY of Rochester, died at 4:35 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw of a heart condition. Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the McHatton funeral home at Warsaw and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

James Knight
James KNIGHT, 23, 413 East 14th street, became Fulton county's first traffic fatality of the year when he died Saturday night of injuries suffered Friday.
Mr. Knight died at 11:30 o'clock in South Bend Memorial hospital, where he was taken from Woodlawn hospital after being hi by a car at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The accident occurred on Wabash road between the Safway Steel Products plant and Rochester high school's Athletic Field.
Mr. Knight was struck by a northbound auto as he stepped into the street to prevent his three-year-old son, Terry [KNIGHT], for being hit. The father had been talking to Robert STERK, R.R. 2, Akron, on the east side of Wabash when he saw his son start across the street from the opposite side.
City police said Mrs. Adelia Wave HAYNER, 56, R.R. 1, Mecosta, Mich., driving a 1960 Dodge, had no chance to stop before her car hit Mr. Knitht and came to a stop on top of him. Employees from Safway lifted the car and got Mr. Knight from under it.
Mr. Knight was the second person to die accidentally this year in the county.
Although city police investiated the accident, the fatality was not listed as a city death because Wabash road at the point of the accident is outside the city limits, city police said.
Born in Lebanon, Mo., Mary 8, 1944, Mr. Knight was the son of Juanita and Roy KNIGHT. He graduated from Lebanon high school. He was employed by Safway Steel Products company. He had lived in Rochester only a short time.
Surviving are the wife, Lucille [KNIGHT]; two sons, Terry and Jimmy [KNIGHT], both at home; the mother, of Lebanon; a brother, Roy [KNIGHT], Lebanon; five sisters, Mrs. Edna SPENCER, Logansport; Mrs. Lena MILLINAN, Liberty, Mo.; Mrs. Donna LAWSON, Mrs. Letha LAWSON and Miss Reta KNIGHT, all of Lebanon; the paternal grandfather, Austin KNIGHT, Lebanon, Mo., the maternal grandmother, and Mrs. Clara GARRETT, San Diego, Cal.
Last rites will be Wednesday afternoon in Lebanon. The Colonial funeral home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Kathleen J. Moore
Mrs. Kathleen Joan MOORE, 37, 326 1/2 West Fourth steet, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday at Memorial hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient since Tuesday.
Mrs. Moore was born July 18, 1929 at Whiting. She married Don E. MOORE at Plymouth on Oct. 11, 1959. She had lived in Rochester for 2 1/2 years. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church, Plymouth, and the Eagles Auxiliary, Plymouth.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Loreen HILL, Rochester, and a daughter, Shirley Ann [MOORE], at home.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster and Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen BYRNE will officiate. Burial will be at I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clarence A. Fretz
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Tippecanoe Congregational church for Clarence A. "Cay" FRETZ, 85, R.R. 1, Mentone, who died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday in the Miller nursing home here.
The Rev. Ernest TREBER and the Rev. Thomas BUMP will officiate and burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery south of Etna Greet.
A Mentone resident since 1919, Mr. Fretz was born in Elkhart county Feb. 10, 1882. In 1903 he married Julia E. JORDAN, who died in 1966. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are a son, Gerald [FRETZ], Mentone; a grandson, Lyle [FRETZ], Fort Wayne, and two great-gandchildren.
Friends may call at the King memorial home in Mentone.

Tuesday, May 16, 1967

Jennifer Holly Shappell
Jennifer Holly SHAPPELL, two-year-old daughter of Gerald R. and Marcia A. IMLER SHAPPELL, 328 West Eighth street, died of electrical shock at 11 p.m. Monday at her home.
The little girl was standing on a metal floor register in the living room playing with an extension cord from one end of which the plug had been removed. She plugged the cord into a wall socket and placed the bare wires on the other end into her mouth. The parents were in the house at the time, but did not know their daughter was playing with the cord.
James ZIMMERMAN, local funeral director, applied mouth-to-mouth resuscitation immediately upon arriving and Rochester firemen later used their mechanical resuscitator, but the girl did not respond.
A local doctor pronounced the girl dead and reported to Dr. William J. RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, who investigated.
Jennifer was born in Rochester Dec. 2, 1964. She is survived by her parents; three sisters, Kim Elaine, 9; Laura Lee, 7 and Pamela Kay [SHAPPELL], 5; a brother, Russell Louis [SHAPPELL], 4; the paternal grandparents, Fred and Vivian SHAPPELL, Fort Wayne, and Dorothy CAUPP, Tampa, Fla.
The father has been employed at the Rochester Kroger store for seven years.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the McComb funeral home at Fort Wayne where services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Robert CARMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Covington Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the McComb funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Walter Rozynski
Walter ROZYNSKI, 79, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient since Jan. 22. He had been in failing health for a year.
He was born in August 1888 in Mskolioa, Poland. He came to Rochester from Chicago about 20 years ago. His wife, Victoria [ROZYNSKI, died in 1960. He was a retired farmer. he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic church.
He is survived by a son, George [ROZYNSKI], R.R. 5, Rochester; a brother, Alfons [ROZYNSKI], Boston, Mass., and a sister, in Poland
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Father Edward MATUSZAK will officiate. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Russell E. Morlan
Russell E. MORLAN, 69, Bourbon, died at 12:15 a.m. today at Marshall county hospital in Plymouth. He had been in declining health for two years.
Mr. Morlan was born Nov. 6, 1897 at Plymouth to Leondo and Margaret BECK MORLAN and had spent his entire life, except for one year, in Marshall county. He married Beulah REDMEN on June 5, 1920 at Argos. She survives. He was a charter member and treasurer of the Wesleyan Methodist church at Argos. He retired in 1962 after being employed 16 years by the Kroger company.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert [MORLAN], at home, and three brothers, Clyde [MORLAN], Bourbon; Clarence [MORLAN], Argos, and Ray [MORLAN], Brooklyn, Mich. A sister, Bertha [MORLAN], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wesleyan Methodist church. The Rev. Ronald BOONE and the Rev. Edwin JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and for one hour before services at the church.

Wednesday, May 17, 1967

Kenneth Owens
Kenneth OWENS, 73, Rochester, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Sunday after becoming ill Saturday. He lived eight miles north of Athens on the Athens road. Mr. Owens was born on Feb. 2, 1894 in Kentucky. He married Eva ALLEN, who survives, on Sept. 29, 1911 at Sayersville. He moved to Rochester about 20 years ago from Sayersville. He was a member of the Pentecostal church at Silver Lake.
In addition to the wife, he is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Daisey) STONE, Knox; Marxin (Nora Lee) HICKS, South Bend; Mrs. Raymond (Margaret) MAY, of R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. James (Polly) HAINES, Gary; Mrs. Robert (Judy) TIMBERS, Rochester; Mrs. James (Maxine) MEADE, Warsaw; and Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) McCALLISTER, Peoria, Ill.; three sons, James and William OWENS, both of North Judson, and Steve [OWENS], Winamac; a brother, Alfred [OWENS], Sayersville; thirty-two grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. A daughter, three sons, five sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the residence. The Rev. Willie WHITAKER and the Rev. Ed SLONE will officiate. Burial lwill be at Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the home from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday until time of service. Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, May 18, 1967

Alta E. Maggas
Alta Elizabeth MAGGAS, 73, Bruce Lake, died at 4 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born May 8, 1894 in North Vernon, she was the daughter of John and Mary JORDAN. She was married to John A. MAGGAS in 1926. He died Oct. 20, 1962. The Maggases were restaurant owners before retiring.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise REDDIE, Dayton, O.; a son, Clyde Lesley MULVANEY, Corpus Christi, Texas; a brother, Ezra JORDAN, Newaygo, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Alma CLARK, Bruce Lake; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Keith SMITHLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Lake Bruce. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

J. R. Miller
J. R. "Tommy" MILLER, 75, R.R. 1, Akron, died at noon Wednesday at Memorial hospital, South Bend. He had been ill for the past six weeks.
Mr. Miller was born April 30, 1892 in Fulton county to Henry and Sarah ALSPAUGH MILLER. He married Esther DICKERHOFF on March 7, 1914. She died in 1964. He was a member of the Akron Lions club, the Akron Chamber of Commerce, Akron Church of the Brethren, Pure Milk association and Modern Woodmen of America. He was a dairy farmer and former school teacher.
He is survived by a brother, Fred [MILLER], R.R. 5, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. F. BALDWIN and the Rev. Claude FAWNS will offficiate. Burial will be at Gaerte cemetery south of Akron. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Marie Bowen
Mrs. Marie BOWEN, 75, Donaldson, Ind., former resident of the Rochester area, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview hospital.
Born Feb. 14. 1892 in Miami county, she married Feb. 27, 1909 to Clem BOWEN, who survives.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Pretty Lake Trinity E.U.B. church with the Rev. Joe BEAR officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Friday, May 19, 1967

Hiram Allen
Last rites for Hiram ALLEN, 82, R.R. 3, Kewanna, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac. The Rev. Thomas TERRY will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mr. Allen, a retired farmer, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac, where he was a patient since April 22.
Born Jan. 11, 1885 in Cass county, he was the son of Isaac and Mary IRWIN ALLEN. He was married in August, 1904 in Star City to Flora KNEBEL. He was a member of the Van Buren township Farm Bureau.
Surviving are the wife; five sons, Cecil [ALLEN], Medaryville; Clifford and Dean [ALLEN], Winamac; Robert [ALLEN], South Bend, and Bill Gene [ALLEN], West Sacramento, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Mary EMMONS, Mrs. Doris WEBSTER and Mrs. Pearl SPILLMAN, all of South Bend; fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Three children preceded in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Bradley
Mrs. A. C. (Mary) BRADLEY, 65, Rochester and Sarasota, Fla., died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sarasota Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days.
Mrs. Bradley was born June 8, 1901 in Indianapolis to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas SCANLON. She married Arthur C. BRADLEY on June 3, 1928 in Chicago. He died in June, 1962. She came to Rochester in 1929 from Indianapolis. She was a registered nurse and was active in the Fulton County Polio foundation, Girl Scouting and the establishment of the school door canteen. She was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Mary Jane) SMITH, R.R. 2, Rochester and Mrs. Jon (Betty Ann) GRONNER, Los Angeles, Cal.; a son, Robert [BRADLEY], R.R. 2, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. William (Francis) MILNER, Anchorage, Alaska; ten grandchildren; two niecess, and a nephew. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, May 20, 1967

[no obits]

Monday, May 22, 1967

Sandra Sue Basham
Sandra Sue "Sandy" BASHAM, 23, 506 West Fifth street, died at 6:55 a.m. today in Indianapolis Methodist hospital, where she underwent surgery May 17. She had been ill intermittently the last four years.
Born to Delbert "Sam" and June GUISE LARGE in Rochester Aug. 7, 1943, she had resided in Fulton county most of her life. She was married [to Geroge Milton BASHAM] in Rochester Aug. 17, 1963. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church and the McKinnette club and was a graduate of Rochester high school.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Gary Edward [BASHAM] and Gregory Milton [BASHAM], both at home; the parents, 330 West Fifth street; a brother, Ronald [LARGE], Rochester, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Goldie GUISE, Rochester.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

John M. Sulek
Funeral services for John M. SULEK, 74, Indianapolis, a former resident of Kewanna who died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ross MARS will officiate.
Mr. Sulek was born May 30, 1892, in Chicago to John and Marie KAMB SULEK. In 1916, he married Marie A. CERVENK, who died in 1965. He was a retired farmer and had lived at Kewanna for 32 years before moving to Indianapolis in 1962.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Van DUYNE, Indianapolis; a son, John [SULEK], Lincoln, Neb.; four sisters, Mrs. Marie GRAY, Mrs. Alvie SULEK and Mrs. Julie BECK, all of Chicago, and Mrs. Rose SPINNER, San Pierre; two brothers, Frank [SULEK], Kewanna, and Joe [SULEK], Winamac, and two grandchildren.
Burial will be at Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Georgie Edwards
Mrs. Georgia O. EDWARDS, 77, Macy, died at 10:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital following a three-month illness.
Born March 25, 1890 in Fulton county to George and Ada SKINNER BRYANT, she had lived in Macy 35 years. She was married in Macy Oct. 24, 1908 to Lawrence E. EDWARDS, who died in October of 1964. She was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dessie RENFROE, Macy; Mrs. Garnet ALLEN, Muncie, and Mrs. Nila BABER, who is on the island of Guam; two sons, Harold [EDWARDS], Warsaw, and Kenneth [EDWARDS], Macy; nineteen grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCain's country chapel with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 23, 1967

Georgia O. Edwards
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia O. EDWARDS, 77, who died Monday at Woodlawn hospital, have been re-set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain country chapel.
A daughter is returning from overseas and her delayed arrival made the change necessary.

Grethel Mow
Mrs. Grethel MOW, 73, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 9 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Friday. She had been in declining health for 18 1/2 years.
Mrs. Mow was born Aug. 9, 1893 in Richland township to William and Arsada BECK ROGERS. She had lived all her life in Richland township or the Argos community except for five years when she lived in Manistee county, Mich. She married C. Dean MOW, who survives, on Aug. 27, 1913. She was a member of the Congregational Christian church of Argos and a past member of the What Not club of Richland township.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two grandchildren, Mrs. James (Annette) WYSONG, Plymouth, and Leland COX, a student at Purdue university, and two sisters, Mrs. Ollie TOWNE, Rochester, and Mrs. Otis (Ethel) NELLANS, R.R. 3, Argos. A daughter, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) COX died July 5, 1966. A son died in infancy. She was also preceded in death by three sisters.
Funeral services will be at the Congregational Christian church, Argos at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Ernest TREBER, the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER and the Rev. Russell GOOD, will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday up to 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Wednesday, May 24, 1967

Jack D. Sheets
Jack D. SHEETS, 65, Mesa, Ariz., son of Mrs. Estella SHEETS LOCKHART of the Burton community, died about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. He had lived all his adult life in California until two years ago.
He was born April 15, 1902 in Fulton county to Lon L. and [Estella M. POFFENBARGER] SHEETS. He was married in Novemer, 1927 to Margery ROBERTS.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. Russell WEED, Dallas, Texas; Michael R. SHEETS, at home, and Jack D SHEETS, Jr., El Segundo, Cal; two sisters, Mrs. Wilbur J. HARRIS, South Bend, and Mrs. Lowell A. OLIVER, South Bend, and a nephew, John O. SHEETS, South Bend. Preceding in death was a sister, Lora SHEETS, South BEnd.
Services will be at Welsheimer funeral home at South Bend and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Time and date of services have not been set.

Lavina Blackburn
Funeral services for Mrs. Lavina [RICHTER] BLACKBURN, 90, a native of Akron who died Tuesday, will be Saturday at the Snyder funeral home, 5820 Hohman avenue, Hammond.
Mrs. Blackburn was born Jan. 21, 1876 to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard RICHTER.
Survivors are a daughter, Mabel GRAHAM, Hammond; a brother, Vern RICHTER, Marion; two sisters, Emma HEATER, Athens, and Sylvia MYERS, Hammond, and nieces and nephews.

Thursday, May 25, 1967

Jack D. Sheets
Graveside rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery for Jack D. SHEETS, 65, Mesa, Ariz. He died Tuesday in Mesa. The Rev. LeRoy SAWCETT will officiate.
Welsheimer funeral home, South Bend, is in charge.

Friday, May 26, 1967

Lula Beedy
Lula BEEDY, 72, Logansport, sister of Theodore TULEY of Rochester, died unexpectedly Thursday morning at Logansport Memorial hospital. The Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac is in charge of services.

Clyde C. Mosher
Clyde C. MOSHER, 69, Kewanna, died at 2:45 a.m. today in a Westville hospital.
Mr. Mosher was born April 3, 1868 at North Judson to Peter and Blanche CAMPBELL MOSHER. He married Murl M. McQUISTON on March 23, 1921. Prior to his retirement six months ago he had operated a grocery and meat market in Kewanna for 33 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert PEARSON, South Bend, and Mrs. Richard BROWN, Kewanna; three sisters, Mrs. Adda CASEY, Chicago; Mrs. Nanny LAIN, Peru, and Mrs. Esther SWANSON, Michigan City, a brother, Leonard [MOSHER], Kalamazoo, Mich., and four grandchildren. A son, a daugher, three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Private funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Burial will be at Round Lake cemetery in Starke county. Friends may call from 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday.

Saturday, May 27, 1967

John W. Rardon
John W. "Fred" RARDON, 78, who lived with his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Edythe) COOPER, at South Mud Lake, died at 6:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Friday. He had been ill about 10 years.
He was born Sept. 23, 1888 in Brookston to George and Allie JENNINGS RARDON. He was married in Wolcott, Ind., to Mamie FARLEY, who died may 13, 1954. Mr. Rardon was custodial at the Lafayette YMCA until his retirement.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. COOPER; a sister, Mrs. Mae BLAKE, Lafayette; two brothers, Roy [RARDON], Brookston, and Ernest [RARDON], Flora, and a grandson. A sister, Effie COLE, and a brother, Collie [RARDON], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Sppringvale cemetery in Lafayette. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Lafayette.

Harvey G. Miller
Harvey G. MILLER, 69, R.R. 5, Plymouth, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's hospital, South Bend.
Mr. Miller was born Dec. 5, 1897 at Rochester to Frederick and Caroline MILLER. He married Nellie DUDGEON, who died in 1963. He was a retired poultry and egg merchant, a member of the Methodist church at Richland Center and past president of the Senior Citizens of Plymouth.
He is survived by four sons, Malcolm [MILLER], Argos; Fred [MILLER], Silver Lake; Lloyd Don [MILLER], Pierceton, and Earl [MILLER] of Grovertown; four daughters, Mrs. Mildred OVERMYER, Knox; Mrs. Evelyn FUNK, and Mrs. Frances MAXSON, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Mary Ann LUCE, Grovertown; three brothers, Charles and William [MILLER], Rochester, and Frederick [MILLER], Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Martha SLIFE, Burket, and Mrs. Minnie REED, Huntington; twenty-three grandchildren, and one great-gandchild.
Funeral services will be at the Van Gilder funeral home, Plymouth, at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Robert KENWORTHY will officiate. Burial will be at Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Monday, May 29, 1967

Judith Sweet
There was no foul play in the death of Judith SWEET, 16, Tippecanoe, whose body was found floating in the Tippecanoe river Saturday about 400 yards west of the Tippecanoe high school, according to Marshall county coroner.
Dr. James COURSEY said he will not make an official finding as to the cause of death until after he has received reports on tests made by Dr. Thomas DeGRAFENREID, DeKalb, Ill., pathologist who performed the autopsy.
The Sweet girl disappeared from the Tippecanoe high school building between 9 and 10 a.m. May 18. Later, a note addressed to a friend was found in a telephone directory in a Tippecanoe telephone booth stating that Miss Sweet was running away from home, according to the Marshall county sheriff's office.
A similar note was found in the pocket of a coat which she left on the river bank. Apparently she had taken a change of clothes with her to school that day. The clothes she was wearing when she left for school were found on the river bank near where the body was found, the sheriff's office said. Dale BLACKFORD, Tippecanoe postmaster, and Fred ROCKFORD, who were walking along the river on Blackford's property discovered the body at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The body was fully clothed.
Miss Sweet was born Feb. 27, 1951 at Rochester to James Edward and Ann LYNCH SWEET.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Ruby and Coleen, and a brother, James [SWEET], all at home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be at Rochester Citizens cemetery. Arrangements were made by Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, May 30, 1967

[no paper - holiday]

Gerald D. McMillen
Gerald D. McMILLEN, 52, Naples, Fla., formerly of Fulton county, was found dead early Tuesday morning at Clewiston, Fla.
Mr. McMillen was born Nov. 20, 1914 in Fulton county to Guy and Hortense HAYWARD McMILLEN. He lived in Fulton county until 14 years ago when he moved to Naples where he was associated with the West Coast Heating and Cooling corporation. He was a member of the Rochester First Christian church, the Manitou Moose lodge, and the Naples Elks and Rotary clubs.
He is survived by his mother; a daughter, Shelly McMILLEN, Naples; three sons, Andrew [McMILLEN], Naples; Bill [McMILLEN], Highland, and Gary [McMILLEN, Evart, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Dale (Frances) SHIPLEY, Indianapolis; four grandchildren, and a nephew.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Joseph J. Shadel
Joseph J. SHADEL, 59, R.R. 2, Macy, custodian at the Rochester Telephone company, suffered a heart attack and died at 3:30 p.m. Monday at his home. He had been ill one year.
Born Feb. 24, 1908 in Wagoner Station, Miami county, he had lived in Macy most of his life. His parents were Hiram and Anna WAGONER SHADEL. He was married Nov. 30, 1934 in Mount Carmel, Ill., to Mary F. MALONE. Mr. Shadel formerly was an interior decorating contractor. He was a member of the Macy First Christian church and the Macy volunteer fire department. Surviving are the wife, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster Good funeral home with the Rev. C. M. READ officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Willie E. Buskirk
Willie Emmett BUSKIRK, 75, Fulton, was found dead at his home at 7:30 p.m. Monday by his daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Marjorie) ROBBINS. He had been ill for two years, but his death was unexpected.
The son of Joseph and Louie RANEY BUSKIRK, he was born July 7, 1891 in Cass county and had lived in Fulton 18 years. He was married Feb. 16, 1911 to Mary KINZIE, who died June 6, 1944. On April 19, 1947, he married Louise SCHMEHL, who died May 22, 1946. Mr. Buskirk was a farmer and a member of the Hoover, Ind., Methodist church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. ROBBINS, R.R. 4, Logansport; Mrs. John (Gladys) PATTON, Kokomo; Mrs. Robert (Wilda) CRIPPEN and Mrs. Robert (Donna) CRULL, both of Fort Wayne; a son, Gerald [BUSKIRK], Logansport; a step-son, George SCHMEHL, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Adeline BURGER, both of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Bruce (Florence) BECK, Monticello; fourteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 pm. Thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery near Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Margaret E. Koch
Mrs. Frank (Margaret Ellen) KOCH, 89, R.R. 2, Rochester, died late this morning at Woodlawn hospital. Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Funeral home.

Thursday, June 1, 1967

Margaret E. Koch
Final rites for Mrs. Margaret Ellen KOCH, 89, R.R. 2, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mrs. Koch died at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Sunday. She had been in failing health for about a year.
A Rochester area resident for 62 years, she was born in Ohio Aug. 26, 1877 and moved here from Whitley county. She was married Nov. 24, 1898 in Whitley county to Frank N. KOCH, who died Nov. 9, 1955. She was a member of the Rocheste First Christian church.
Surviving are three sons, Clifford and Russell "Ted", both of Rochester, and Eugene [KOCH], R.R. 3, Logansport; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Margaret) TAYLOR, Rochester, and Miss Isabel KOCH, at home; twelve grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mildred [KOCH], preceded in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Dorothy Bennett
Merl RICHTER of Richland Center has received word of the death of his niece, Mrs. Dorothy BENNETT of South Bend. She died at St. Joseph's hospital in South Bend at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Rites will be in the Bubb funeral home, Mishawaka, at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Charles Kindig
Charles KINDIG, 92, died at the Warsaw nursing home at 5 a.m. Wednesday. Mr. Kindig was born Nov. 26, 1874. He married Martha Jane BOWEN, who died earlier.
Surviving are three sons; five daughters including Mrs. Hazel THOMPSON and Mrs. Mable HAGENBUSH, Sr., both of Argos; thirty-one grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Haverstock funeral home, LaPorte. Burial will be at New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call afternoon Thursday at the funeral home.

Friday, June 2, 1967

Blanche M. Hedde
Mrs. Blanche M. COFFMAN HEDDE, 70, R.R. 1, Logansport, sister of Alva COFFMAN of Kewanna, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday at Logansport Memorial hospital. Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport and burial will be at Zion cemetery, Lucerne. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Faye M. Boone and
Ronald D. Boone, Jr.
A minister's wife and son are dead and two men are in Woodlawn hospital as a result of a two-car crash on U.S. 31 about three miles south of Rochester at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
The dead are Mrs. Faye BOONE, 27, and Ronald D. BOONE, Jr., 4, both of Argos.
The Rev. Ronald D. BOONE, Sr., about 28, Argos, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist church in Argos, is listed in "poor" condition and Wayne THORNBURY, 43, Anderson, is listed in "fair" condition by Woodlawn hospital.
According to state police and the Fulton county sheriff's office, Thornbury was traveling north on U.S. 31 in a 1962 Thunderbird when his car went onto the east shoulder, then back across the highway and went sideways into the path of a southbound 1965 Volkswagen driven by Rev. Boone. The front of the Volkswagen struck the right side of the Thunderbird about at the doorpost.
The Volkswagen came to a stop headed northeast on the west shoulder of the highway. The Thunderbird landed, facing south, in a yeard-like area up on the west bank.
Boone, Thornbury and the body of Ronnie Boone were removed immediately but it was over an hour after the collision before the body of Mrs. Boone could be extricated from the Volkswagen.
When it became apparent that she was too tightly wedged in the car to be removed without pulling the car apart, a tractor was chained to the rear of the vehicle and a tow-truck connected to the front and the car was pulled apart, permitting the removal of the body.
Deputy Sheriff Richard ADAMSON said that no explanation had been found for Thornbury's car leaving the highway. Adamson said that in response to questions by the state police, Thornbury replied that he didn't remember anything.
The Rev. Boone is reported to have a severed spinal column, bruises, lacerations and is suffering from shock. He is in a stryker frame. He is to be moved to Memorial hospital, South Bend, today if his condition permits. Thornbury sustained fractured ribs, broken arm and multiple bruises and lacerations.
A member of the Rev. Boone's congregation said the Boones were on their way to Atlanta, Ind., five miles south of Tipton, where Rev. Boone was to perform a marriage ceremony.
He had served a church at Atlanta before moving to Argos about a year ago.
This is the second fatal traffic accident of 1967 in Fulton county.
Faye M. BOONE was born May 17, 1940 in Williams county, O., to Boyd and Doris GLENDENING KIRKINGBURG. She was married in November, 1958 in Hillsdale, Mich., to Ronald D. BOONE. She was a member of the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are the parents, Osseo, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Hal (Sharon) LEDYARD, Bryan, O.; Mrs. Billie (Shirley) HILLS, Waldron, Mich., and Miss Lois KIRKINGBURG, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah GLENDENING, Pittsford, Mich.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Vada JACQUES, Pioneer, O.
Ronald D. BOONE, Jr., was born Jan 29, 1963 in Hillsdale, Mich. Surviving with his father are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd KIRKINGBURG, Osseo; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold BOONE, Osseo; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah GLENDENING and Mrs. Vada JACQUES, and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles BOONE, Osseo, and Mrs. Lee MORLEY, Hillsdale, Mich.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today. Double funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Argos Wesleyan Methodist church. The Rev. Kenneth DUNN of Marion, Wesleyan Methodist Conference president, and the Rev. C. A. HOOVER of Marion, Conference vice president, will officiate.
After the services, the bodies will be removed to the Van Horn funeral home in Hillsdale, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday athe Bird Lake Wesleyan Methodist church at Osseo. Burial will be in the Lakeview cemetery at Hillsdale.

Saturday, June 3, 1967

[no obits]

Monday, June 5, 1967

Edward McGriff
Edward McGRIFF, 89, Richland township, died at 1:20 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been in the hospital eight weeks and had been ill several years.
Born Oct. 21, 1877 east of Argos, he was the son of John and Laura BURNS McGRIFF. He had lived 22 years at his present home, moving from Hammond, where he had lived 23 years. He was married June 30, 1903 in South Bend to Martha J. O'BLENIS, who survives. A former employee of the Monon railroad, he retired in 1945. He was a former member of the Grandview E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Miss Edna McGRIFF, Hammond; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A son, John Walter [McGRIFF], died in 1959. Two brothers and three sisters also preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home at Argos after 10 a.m. Tuesday, where rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Edward E. MILLER and the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiting. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Cecil L. Fenstermaker
Cecil Lee FENSTERMAKER, 58, 110 1/2 East Eighth street, died at 1:15 p.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Ida May Urschel
Mrs. Ida May URSCHEL, 89, Tippecanoe, died at 6:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks. She had been ill one year.
Born April 27, 1878 in Marshall county, she was the daughter of John and Catherine MERLEY KUHN. She had resided all her life in the Tippecanoe and Walnut Church of the Grethren community. She was married to Frank HAWK, who died April 13, 1939. She was married Sept. 21, 1940 to John F. "Jack" URSCHEL, who survives. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Christian church and the Missionary Society of the church. She was a former member of the Mentone Eastern Star.
Surviving with the husband are nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m Thursday and at the Tippecanoe Christian church from 1-2 p.m. Thursday. Last rites will be at the church at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Thomas BUMP and the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.

Juanita G. McKee
Mrs. Juanita G. McKEE, 57, 528 South Main, Culver, died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth following a six-month illness.
Born Oct. 25, 1909 in Campbell county, Tenn., she was the daughter of Richard and Rose GRAVES. She lived in Culver 40 years. She attended the Culver E.U.B. church. She was married June 25, 1931 in Rensselaer to Lester McKEE, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Ronald A. McKEE, Culver; a daughter, Mrs. Betty KENT, Wahiawa, Hawaii; the father, Richard GRAVES, Rochester; the mother, Mrs. Rose BROCK, Teegarden, Ind.; two sistes, Mrs. Lillian CUNNINGHAM and Mrs. Olive MATHEWS, both of Rochester; two brothers, LeRoy GRAVES, South Bend, and Frank GRAVES, TAllahassee, Fla., and four grandchildren.
Last rites are pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Olaf Fresland
Mr. and Mrs. Fred BARR, Talma, received word this morning of the death of Mr. Barr's brother-in-law, Olaf FRESLAND, in Aitkin, Minn. Mr. Fresland died Sunday morning. His wife is the former Blanche BARR of Talma.

Tuesday, June 6, 1967

Jennie L. Ducker
Jennie Lucinda DUCKER, 92, who lived with her daughter, Florence SULLIVAN, in San Lorenzo, Cal., died Sunday evening. She was the widow of Elza DUCKER and a long time resident of the Rochester community.
Rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Juanita G. McKee
Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita G. McKEE, 57, Culver who died Sunday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.
The Rev. A. E. GIVENS will officiate. Burial will be at Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cecil L. Fenstermaker
Funeral service for Cecil Lee FENSTERMAKER, 58, who died Monday at Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen BYRNE will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call today at the funeral home.
Mr. Fenstermaker was born Jan. 18, 1909 in Fulton county to George and Emma PERRY FENSTERMAKER. He had spent his entire life in Fulton county. On Feb. 9, 1934 he married Arline HEDGES at Mishawaka. For the past four years he had been custodian of the Fulton county Courthouse. Prior to that he had been associated with the Rochester Metal Products company for 25 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Don [FENSTERMAKER], Chicago; a brother, Albert [FENSTERMAKER], Rochester, and four grandchildren - Don Lee [FENSTERMAKER], Jr. who made his home with the grandparents at Rochester, and Nancy, Rose Mary and Billy [FENSTERMAKER], Chicago. A granddaughter and a sister preceded in death.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to their favorite charity.
The Fulton County Courthouse will close at noon Wednesday for the rest of the day in honor of Cecil L. Fenstermaker, who was Courthouse custodian at the time he died Monday.

Wednesday, June 7, 1967

Nellie E. Brooker
Mrs. Nellie E. BROOKER, 90, 938 Jackson boulevard, died of a coronary attack at 2:34 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for three hours.
Mrs. Brooker was born Sept. 21, 1876 in Rochester to Hiram and Melissa COLLINS CARITHERS. She married Walter BROOKER July 24, 1901. He died May 26, 1957. She received a degree in music from the Rochester Normal college. She attended the Sharon church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Hugh V. HUNNESHAGEN, R.R. 2, Rochester; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen BYRNE will officiate. Burial will be at [Moon] cemetery about nine miles west of Rochester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Flevius Logan
Funeral services for Flevius "Fred" LOGAN, 89, Mason, Mich., formerly of Fulton county, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Estes Leadley funeral home, Holt, Mich.
Mr. Logan died Tuesday at the Veterans hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich. He married Minnie HARDESTY of Talma, who survives. He was the last of Fulton county's Spanish-American War Veterans. He served as commander of the local post of the Spanish-American War Veterans before moving to Michigan two years ago.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two step-sons, Lester RICE, Holt, and Jack RICE, Garden City, Mich.; six grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ralph SMITH, R.R. 5, Rochester, is a sister-in-law.

Delemer S. White
Delemer S. WHITE, 81, Mentone, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Kokomo Convalescent center. He had been ill about one and a half years.
Mr. White was born Dec. 19, [1885] in Missouri. He married Myrtle MILLER on April 2, 1908 at Sycamore. He was a carpenter and a painter, and a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ernest W. [WHITE], Anderson, and Delvis [WHITE], Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Leona) EBER, Mentone; a brother, Asa [WHITE], Columbia City; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mentone Church of Christ. Pastor Ermil NORMAN will officiate. Burial will be at Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the King Memorial home.

Thursday, June 8, 1967

Jennie L. Ducker
Final rites for Jennie Lucinda DUCKER, 92, who resided most of her life in Fulton county, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. V. Leroy GARNER will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Ducker died Sunday at a hospital in San Lorenzo, Cal. She had lived the last four years in San Lorenzo with a daughter, Mrs. Daryl (Florence) SULLIVAN. Prior to that, she lived in Elkhart with another daughter, Mrs. Freeman (Mary Edna) LIECHTY.
Born Oct. 19, 1874 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of George and Lucinda BAUM FORD. She was married March 5, 1911 to Elza DUCKER, who died in 1949. She was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the two daughters, are a son, Paul E. DUCKER, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

William H. Saygers
A 15-year-old Plymouth boy drowned in the Tippecanoe river at Monterey about 1 p.m. Wednesday, but a spectator saved the boy's sister and cousing from the same fate.
William Henry SAYGERS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry SAYGERS, drowned at Kelsey's Landing. He was unable to swim.
The boy, his sister, Carol [SAYGERS], 17, and their cousin, Sandra Sue HARNESS, 16, Monterey, had waded into water over their heads where the river has been dug out for boats and the depth varies.
Bill REINHOLT, 19, Montrey, pulled the girls to safety, but Saygers went under during the rescue and could not be found. The body was found 1 1/2 hours later 200 feet from the site.
The drowning was the first in Pulaski county in mor than a year. Officers summoned to the scene included Ray REKER, Fulton county conservation officer.

Friday, June 9, 1967

Grace P. Churchill
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Sheeta funeral home at Akron for Miss Grace P. CHURCHILL, 83, R.R. 2, Akron, who died Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Friendly nursing home at Peru. She had been ill 18 months.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Miss Churchill, who never married, had spent her lifetime in Fulton county. She was born Jan. 26, 1884, the daughter of Sylvester and Sarah MOORE CHURCHILL, and was a member of the Evangelical church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Russell (Carrie) SWIHART, Akron; one brother, Levi "Jack" CHURCHILL, Peru; nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.

Jennie L. Ducker
Last rites will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Jennie Lucinda DUCKER, 92, former county resident who died Sunday in California. Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Freeman (Mary Edna) LIECHTY, Hemet, Cal.

Byron Bastian
Byron BASTIAN, Akron, died at South Bend hospital at 12:30 p.m. today. Rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Saturday, June 10, 1967

Waldo B. Smith
Funeral service for Waldo B. SMITH, 57, Memphis, Tenn., who died Tuesday was Thursday at the Memphis funeral home. Burial was at Memorial park.
Mr. Smith was born at Dunlap, Tenn., graduated from the Tennessee College of Pharmacy and married Mary Frances WARD of Rochester. He had served as pharmacist of the Baptist Memorial hospital for the past 20 years. He was listed in Who's Who of the South and Southeast, was past-president of the Memphis chapter of the American Pharmaceutical association and was active in the First Evangelical church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lt. Thomas J. SMITH of Chanute Field, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence AYREST, Ventura, Cal., and Mrs. J. B. DENNY, Atlanta, Ga.

Byron Bastian
Final rites for Byron BASTIAN, Akron, who died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at South Bend Memorial hospital, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Revs. J. F. BALDWIN and Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.
Ill for 1 1/2 years, Mr. Bastian had been a hospital patient for five weeks.
He was born in Williamsport, Pa., to B. F. and Eleanor SHAFFER BASTIAN and moved to Akron from New Jersey 28 years ago. He was married in South Bend Aug. 7, 1943 to Trella KREIG, who survives. He was a member of the Methodist church at Liberty, Pa. Mr. Bastian retired from Sonoco Products company in 1956.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Gladys WEBBER, Buffalo, N.Y.; two sons, Franklin [BASTIAN], Buffalo, and Clifford [BASTIAN], New York City; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Gladys STROBLE, Erie, Pa., and two brothers, Arthur [BASTIAN], Elmira, N.Y., and Lloyd [BASTIAN], Mansfield, Pa.

Monday, June 12, 1967

James M. McKinney
Services were conducted this afternoon for James M. McKINNEY, prominent Kewanna businessman and civic leader, who died at 57 years of age at his insurance office at10:30 p.m. Friday.
A semi-retired farmer, Mr. McKinney was owner of the McKinney Insurance Agency and the Violet-Ray Laundramat. He had been Union township trustee two terms and had been worthy patron of the Kewanna Order of Eastern Star 11 different years.
The son of Clem and Edith BARNET McKINNEY, he was born May 6, 1910 in Scircleville. He was married June 18, 1938 to Lera ANDERSON, who survives.
Mr. McKinney was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, Kewanna Masonic Lodge 546, Kewanna Order of Eastern Star 322, Rochester Royal Arch Masons, South Bend Scottish Rite and Fulton County Board of Review. He was past master of Scircleville Masonic Lodge 684 and past president of the Kewanna Progrssive association. He attended Indiana university three years.
Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. Edith McKINNEY, Frankfort; a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn BROWN, Lewisville; a son, Robert [McKINNEY], R.R. 2, Kewanna; a brother, Robert T. [McKINNEY], Rockville a sister, Mrs. Madge DAVIS, Forest, Ind., and three grandchildren.
The Rev. Leroy WISE officiated at the rites in the Kewanna Methodist church and burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery, where Masonic graveside rites were conducted. Eastern Star rites were conducted Sunday evening at the Harrison funeral home, which was in charge of arrangements. The family requests contributions in Mr. McKinney's memory to the heart fund or the Methodist church.

Tuesday, June 13, 1967

Marion M. Burns
Marion M. BURNS, 66, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill about two years.
Mr. Burns was born Aug. 1, 1900 in Fulton county to Solomon M. and Mary MOORE BURNS and had spent his entire life in the Akron community. He married Mary MATELA in 1943. He was a veteran of World War II, had worked several years for the Studebaker corporation and recently worked for Sealed Power Corporation.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Earl (Eva) JOHNSON and Mrs. Ben (Lucy) LOWE, both of South Bend; Mrs. Luella EUCHER, Rochester, and a brother, Lester [BURNS], Watersmeet, Mich. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Allen BYRNE will officiate. Burial will be at Athens cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Beryl B. Jefferies
Mrs. Beryl B. JEFFERIES, 82, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at 3:40 p.m. Monday at the Prairie View nursing home.
Mrs. Jefferies was born July 1, 1884 in the Mentone area to William and Hannah LATIMORE BAKER. On March 16, 1907 she married Mahlon JEFFERIES, who died in 1958. She was a member of the Mentone Methodist church and the Friendly Neighbors home economics club.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Leatha) MENZIE, Mentone; a granddaughter, and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the King memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 14, 1967

John Crowel
John CROWEL, 69, 1307 Madison avenue, died at 6 a.m. today in the Osteopathic hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient three and a half weeks.
Mr. Crowel was born March 15, 1898 in Marshall county to Charles and Linda GANGLOFF CROWEL. He came to Rochester 32 years ago from South Bend. He married Glenis HIPPENSTEEL on Sept. 28, 1918 at Benton Harbor, Mich. He was a mechanic and had been associated with Hartman Motors since 1958. He was a member of the First Christian church and the Rochester Lions club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lee (Clara) HAMPTON, South Bend, and Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) PRICE, Plymouth; two brothers, Lester [CROWEL], Putnam Hall, Fla., and Cecil [CROWEL], Grove City, O., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Foster & Good funeral home.

Hazel Plotner
Mrs. Hazel PLOTNER, 66, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital after a two-week illness.
Mrs. Plotner was born Dec. 31, 1900 in Fulton county to Charles and Sarah SNIDER MERLEY. She spent her entire life in Fulton county. In 1943 she married Everett PLOTNER. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the Akron Womens club, the WSCS, the Akron Fair board, the Gray Ladies, was chairman of the Woodlawn hospital auxiliary, was active in the Fulton county chorus and was active for 20 years in the Henry township community service.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Genell) HOFFMAN, Akron, and Mrs. Vernon (Normaleen) DYE, Albuquerque, N.M.; two sons, Charles TAYLOR, Buena Park, Cal., and Emmett TAYLOR, Wabash; two brothers, Dewey MERLEY, Akron, and LeRoy MERLEY, Rochester; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Dan BENGSTON and the Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 15, 1967

Albert C. Chalk
Albert C. CHALK, 71, 312 Jefferson steet, died in his sleep today at his home.
Mr. Chalk was born May 20, 1896 west of Fulton to Harry and Emma COOPER CHALK and spent his entire life in Fulton county. He married Gladys C. WAGONER in 1915. She preceded in death. He was a retired custodian of the Main Street Tavern. He was a member of the Father's Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Manitou post.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bessie CARTWRIGHT and Mrs. Lloyd (Mary Jo) WOODS, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Wanda Mae OSBORN, Amboy; three sons, Leo [CHALK], R.R. 4, Warsaw; Marvin [CHALK], South Bend, and Robert [CHALK], Rochester; eighteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Graydon JESSUP will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Zion cemetery, southeast of Rochester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

John Crowel
Funeral services for John CROWEL, 69, 1307 Madison avenue, who died Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.

Henry S. Fingerle
Henry S. FINGERLE, 67, 163 Pontiac street, died at 3 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for three days. He had been in declining health for a year.
Mr. Fingerle was born April 2, 1900 at Piermont, Ind., to Abraham and Elizabeth WAGONER FINGERLE. He had spent most of his life in the Rochester and North Manchester areas. He marrid May T. SWANGO on Nov. 29, 1940. He was a former employee of the Rochester Telephone company and worked for the Bendix corporation for 10 years before retiring in 1962. He was a member of the Fathers Auxiliary of the Veteras of Foreign Wars at Wabash.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) CAUFFMAN and Mrs. John (Ida) PRICE, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Dorthy) BRIDEGROOM, Auburn; three sons, Ray [FINGERLE], Bloomington, Ill.; Albert [FINGERLE], Wabash, and Jesse [FINGERLE], Danielson, Conn.; two brothers, Paul [FINGERLE], Silver Lake, and Daniel [FINGERLE], North Manhester and seven grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be at I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Friday.

Kenneth E. Perry
Kenneth E. PERRY, 69, R.R. 2, Claypool, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Perry was born Airl 17, 1898 at Akron to Lu Ellis and Senneta DRUDGE PERRY and spent all of his life in the community. He married Levon CHAPIN Nov. 22, 1955 at Claypool. He was a retired barger and carpenter.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mae SELLER, Wabash; two sons, James and Dean [PERRY], both of Syracuse; two step-children, Frances Leon KELLEY, Warsaw, and Cecil Louise STUCKER, Neoeska, Kans.; a brother, Warden [PERRY], Beaver Dam; six sisters, Zerna BAMMERLIN, Wabash; Jane HARTZLER, Rochester; Iva NELSON, Warsaw; Katherine HOLLY, Warsaw; Oma COON, Akron, and Mable ESHELMAN, Logansport; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The body may be viewed from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after which it will be taken to Indianapolis.

Lynn Chamberlain
Lynn CHAMBERLAIN, 59, owner of Chamberlain's bar and lounge at 128 East Eighth street, died this morning at 7:15 o'clock at the Caylor-Nickell clinic in Bluffton.
Death, caused by leukemia, came after four months' serious illness, during which time he was a frequent patient at the Bluffton clinic.
Mr. Chamberlain was a member of Rochester's oldest family and had spent his life in this city. His great-great-uncle, Alexander CHAMBERLAIN, was the city's earliest resident and in 1835 founded the town of Rochester with Lot BOZARTH.
Mr. Chamberlain's great-grandfather, Sylvester [CHAMBERLAIN], came shortly afterward to join his brother in business and the family has resided here since that early day.
The present Chamberlain business was begun by Lynn's father, Jesse [CHAMBERLAIN], in 1912 and has been at its present location since 1920. It rcently underwent extensive remodeling and modernization under Lynn's direction.
William Linely CHAMBERLAIN was born Sept. 11, 1907, in this city, the son of Jesse and Nellie WILLARD CHAMBERLAIN. He was married April 22, 1947 at Hartford City, to Laura FOY, who survives.
He earned four battle stars in World War II as a member of the Air Force, serving in the European theatre with the Air Transport Service and Strategic Bombing Command. In this duty he continued a family tradition that has found Chamberlains serving in all the nation's wars since the French and Indian conflicts in 1775. Alexander was a War of 1812 veteran. Sylvester, and Lynn's grandfather, Chester [CHAMBERLAIN], both were Civil War veterans. The latter also served as postmaster here and as county recorder.
Mr. Chamberlain was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and of the Moose, Eagles and Elks lodges.
Also surviving are two daughters, Chera Lynne and Jo Michele [CHAMBERLAIN]; and two sisters, Mrs. Sara "Sally" ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Elgin (Bernice) GEBHART, Peru. Two brothers preceded in death, Willard [CHAMBERLAIN] in action during World War II and Claud "Toy" [CHAMBERLAIN] in 1961.
Last rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the Legion and VFW will conduct military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.

Ivan Osborne
Funeral services for Ivan OSBORNE, 50, Amboy, formerly of Rochester, who died Tuesday at the Howard Community hospital in Kokomo, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Laird and Son funeral home, Amboy.
In addition to his wife, Wanda [OSBORNE], he is survived by a son, Dennis [OSBORNE], Kokomo; a step-daughter, Mrs. Wanda Lee SUTTON, Peru; two daughters, Carol Ann and Norma Jean [OSBORNE], both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Charles KELLER, Kokomo, and Mrs. Carl SMITH, Duluth, Minn., and two brothers, William [OSBORNE], Duluth, and Victor [OSBORNE[, Kokomo.
The Rev. Graydon JESSUP will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery north of Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today.

Noah W. Reichard
Noah W. REICHARD, 89, of the Beaver Dam area, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw. He had been in ill health five years and in serious condition 1 1/2 years.
Born Nov. 8, 1877 near Portland, Ind., he was the son of Henry J. and Elizabeth THUR REICHARD. He was a retired farmer and attended the Beaver Dam E.U.B. church. He was married Feb. 25, 1907 to Mahala BRUMM, who died in 1962.
Surviving are six sons, Dwight W. [REICHARD], Mentone; Hugh Wilson [REICHARD], Logansport; Dale E. [REICHARD], Larwill; Harley A. [REICHARD], Plymouth; Paul K. [REICHARD], South Bend; and Milo [REICHARD], Tippecanoe; a daughter, Mrs. Avis BOWLER, Milford; fifteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the King memorial home in Mentone, where last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Robert W. BENTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Earl W. Duff
Earl W. DUFF, 75, Argos, was found dead at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday by his son, Carl D. DUFF. Dr. James O. CORSEY, Marshall county coroner, said death occurred at about 10 p.m. Tuesday and was caused by a coronary occlusion.
Mr. Duff was born March 25, 1892 at Chicage to James and Katherine WALLACE DUFF and moved to Argos 65 years ago. He was a retired carpenter and employee of the Nickle Plate railroad. He was a veteran of World War I and was a charter member of the James Lowell Corey American Legion post at Argos.
He is survived by four sons, James H. [DUFF], Hastings, Mich.; Carl D. [DUFF], Bourbon; Donald W. [DUFF], Rochester, and David L. [DUFF], Inwood and fourteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery, where full military honors will be given by the Argos American Legion post. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, June 16, 1967

George Books
George BOOKS, 65, R.R. 1, acy, died at 7:15 a.m. today at his home.
Mr. Books was born June 20, 1901 in Miami county. In 1953 he married Marie FLOYD. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Groege [BOOKS], Jr., Flint, Mich., and Russell [BOOKS], Mexico; two daughters, Betty DEWEY, Peru, and Marie Lou PENTACOST, Milford, Ill.; two half-brothers, Guy BOOKS, Rochester, and Curt BOOKS, Argos; twenty-four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Helen L. Stubbs
Helen Louise STUBBS, 45, R.R. 1, Monterey, died at 7:30 a.m. today at her home.
Miss Stubbs was born Oct. 17, 1921 in Aubbeenaubbee township to Frank Leslie and Dora Belle WOLFE STUBBS. She was a member of the Zion Gospel chapel near Bruce Lake.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Inez MURRAY, Rochester; Mrs. Glendolwyn De MONT, LaPorte; Mrs. Mattie BARTH, Mishawaka, and Mrs. David (Loretta) BRADWAY, Akron; three brothers, Carl [STUBBS], Culver; Walter R. STUBBS, Monterey, and Ivan E. [STUBBS], Knox; two aunts and two cousins. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison fneral home in Kewana. Burial will be at the Moon cemetery. Friends may call after noon Saturday at the fneral home.

Saturday, June 17, 1967

Doris M. Webster
Services were set for 3 p.m. today at the River Park Church of Christ in South Bend for Mrs. Doris M. WEBSTER, 47, South Bend, a former Kewanna resident who died Wednesday. Born Jan. 2, 1920 in Kewanna, she moved to South Bend in 1937. Among the survivors are the mother, Mrs. Flora ALLEN of Kewanna, a daughter, five brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter.

George Books
Final rites for George BOOKS, 65, R.R. 1, Macy, who died at his home Friday morning, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Lee SHARP will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
In addition to survivors listed previously, a brother, Harry [BOOKS], Brockton, Mass., survives.

Gladys Mitchell
Mrs. William P. (Gladys) MITCHELL, 67, Akron, died Friday.
Mrs. Mitchell was the daughter of H. D. and Pearl [LEININGER] STONER and the widow of William P. MITCHELL. She was born in Akron and was a former resident of Rochester and Crawfordsville.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Robert E. SANFORD, Elkhart, and Mrs. Robert L. BARTA, Lombard, Ill.; the mother; a sister, Mrs. Fred SENGER, Peru, and a grandson, Tom BARTA, Lombard.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, from 3 to 10 p.m. today.

Clara E. Sponseller
Mrs. Clara E. SPONSELLER, 74, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 8:35 a.m. today at her home.
Mrs. Sponseller was born Sept. 28, 1892 at Bourbon to John and Phrania FOLTZ SHIVELY. She married Raymond SPONSELLER Feb. 14, 1914. She moved to the Mentone area 20 years ago from Bourbon. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Wilma) NELLANS, Mentone, and two grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the King memorial home.

Monday, June 19, 1967

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Tuesday, June 20, 1967

Roy McNary
Word has been received here of the death Sunday at Bryan, O., of Roy McNARY, 61, former resident of Monterey. Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Bryan. He also had resided at Hammond before moving to Ohio. One sister, a son and daughter survive along with the wife, Mary [McNARY].

Clarence Quivey
Clarence QUIVEY, 90, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at noon Monday at his home.
Mr. Quivey was born July 20, 1876 in Fulton county near Richland Center to Virgil and Sarah JONES QUIVEY. He married Nellie May IRWIN on April 2, 1904. He moved to Plymouth 55 years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Argos. He was a retired farmer.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William (Mary Alice) LANHON, Clifton Springs, N.Y.; five sons, Albert [QUIVEY], Lowell; Ronald [QUIVEY], Culver; Virgil and Hugh [QUIVEY], both Plymouth, and Glen [QUIVEY], Wabash; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. A daughter died in infancy and a brother also preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 21, 1967

Ada Runkle
Mrs. Harry (Ada) RUNKLE, 77, died at 3:25 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, with whom she lived, on R.R. 2, Macy, following a six-month illness.
Mrs. Runkle was born Nov. 9, 1889 in Miami county to John and Elizabeth ZEGAFUSE FISHLEY and spent her entire life in Macy. On June 5, 1909 she married Harry RUNKLE. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Lucille) PERSONETTE, R.R. 2, macy; five grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. A grandchild, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Macy Methodist church. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be at Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Friday at the home of the daughte a half-mile west of Gilead, where the body will be taken from the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, and at the church one hour before services.

Blanche Blackburn
Graveside services for Mrs. Blanche BLACKBURN, Akron, who died Monday in a nursing home at Indianapolis, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron cemetery. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate.

Nina Stucker
Mrs. Loren (Nina) STUCKER, Akron, died today at the Caylor-Nickel clinic, Bluffton, where she had been a patient 10 days.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.

Clyde H. Everage
Clyde H. EVERAGE, 27, R.R. 2, Knox, who married an Argos resident, died at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries suffered in a car-truck crash Monday near LaPorte.
A painter at the Allis-Chalmers plant in LaPorte, Mr. Everage was returning home from work when the crash occurred. He died of a crushed skull.
Born Dec. 29, 1939 in Darfork, Ky., he was the son of Ben and Chleo COMBS EVERAGE. He was married in Argos July 4, 1964 to Margo KRING, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Laurie Ann [EVERAGE], 2; the father, of Shelbyville, Ky.; the mother, of Knox; three sisters, Mrs. Lowry SMITH, Knox; Mrs. Junior (Aileen) McINTOSH, Austin, Ind., and Mrs. John (Lois) ESTEP, Saul, Ky.; two brothers, Louis and Sam [EVERAGE], both of Knox; a half-sister, Mrs. Willard (Theda Faye) TOLSON, Knox; two half-brothers, Sherman COMBS, Walkerton, and William COMBS, LaPorte. Two step-brothers and two step-sisters also survive.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER offficiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 22, 1967

Ada Runkle
Additional survivors of Mrs. Harry (Ada) RUNKLE, 77, R.R. 2, Macy, who died Wednesday morning, are two sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Ellen) MILLER, Akron and Mrs. Christina COTTERMAN, Rochester.

Nina Stucker
Last rites for Mrs. Nina STUCKER, 72, Akron, who died Wednesday at the Caylor-Nickel clinic in Bluffton, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Daniel BENGSTON and the Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.
Mrs. Stucker was born April 3, 1895, to John and Salome LONGNECKER LOWE in Miami county and spent her entire life in the Akron area. On Dec. 25, 1922 she married Loren STUCKER, who died last May 10. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church and its Women's Society of Christian Service, Akron Eastern Star and Mu-Gams sorority.
Survivors are a son, Jack [STUCKER], Akron; a sister, Marie CALLENDER, Franklin, and two granddaughters.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Blanche Blackburn
[Akron News]
Graveside services for Mrs. Blanche BLACKBURN will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron cemetery. Mrs. Blackburn, the widow of the late Fred BLACKBURN, died June 19 at an Indianapolis nursing home.
The daughter of James H. and Mary Ellen McKEE SMITH, Mrs. Blackburn was born at Gilead on Aug. 5, 1882.
Her husband and two sons preceded her in death. Surviving are two grandchildren, Marsh BLACKBURN and Carol SEATRON of Indianapolis, five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs.John C. SAVAGE, Macy.
The Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Friday, June 23, 1967

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Saturday, June 24, 1967

Cleo E. Pletcher
Mrs. Cleo E. PLETCHER, 77, R.R. 1, Argos, died of a heart condition at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth. She had been ill for three weeks.
Mrs. Pletcher was born Jan. 23, 1890 at Gallion, O., to James and Minora GARVERICK BEAM. She married Nathan PLETCHER on July 21, 1906 at Plymouth. She had been a resident of the Argos community for 41 years and was a member of the Argos Church of God.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Naomi) CROW and Mrs. Harold (Goldie) BARLOW, both of Plymouth; five sons, Charles [PLETCHER], Bourbon; Russell [PLETCHER], South Bend; the Rev. Ralph [PLETCHER], Niles, Mich.; Willard [PLETCHER], Argos, and Gene [PLETCHER], Walkerton; two sisters, Mrs. Omer MILLER, Athens, and Mrs. Willard MOSHER, Lansing, Mich.; four brothers, James BEAM, Plymouth; Clarence BEAM, Gallion, O.; Charles BEAM BALDWIN, and Willard BEAM, Greentown; thirty-five grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home. The Rev. Ralph PLETCHER, a son, and the Rev. J. L. LONGNECKER will officiate. Burial will be at New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arthur R. Curtis
Arthur R. CURTIS, 59, formerly of Culver, died of a heart condition at the home of his daughter in Oxnard, Cal., at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Curtis was born May 16, 1908 at Culver to Benjamin and Georgie SNIDER CURTIS. He moved to Tucson, Ariz., from Culver. He later lived at Sparks, Nev. He was an electrician and was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge, Culver.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Emanuel LEON, Oxnard, Cal.; Mrs. Charles McGINTY, Ankara, Turkey; Mrs. Larry LENZ, Texas, and Mrs. Jerry NOWELL, Tuscon, Ariz.; three brothers, Maurice [CURTIS], Culver, Eldon [CURTIS], Dallas, Texas, and Forrest [CURTIS], LaPorte, and twelve grandchildren. A son preceded in death.
Cremation will follow funeral services to be Monday in Oxnard and the remains will be sent to Grossman funeral home, Argos. Graveside services will be at Poplar Grove cemetery at a date to be announced.

Edna M. Robbins
Mrs. Edna M. ROBBINS, a longtime Rochester resident, died at Woodlawn hospital at 7:20 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Robbins was born in Illinois to the Rev. James T. and Mary ORR ROTH. She married A. D. ROBBINS in 1925 in Rochester. He died in 1939. She had been a resident of Rochester more than 50 years and was a member of the Rochester United Presbyterian church.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. John (Lena) WITHERS, Columbus, O., and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 26, 1967

Wendel L. Pfeifer
Wendel L. PFEIFER, 74, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 8:35 a.m. Sunday at the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Mr. Pfeifer was born Oct. 27, 1892 in Hungary to Andrew and Rose PFEIFER and came to the United States in 1896. He married Catherine GREEN on Aug. 17, 1922. He was a retired farmer and a memer of St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sister LOUISE, OST, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Louise DECKER, Burns City; two sons, Lawrence [PFEIFER] at home, and Sgt 4/C Cyrl [PFEIFER[, serving in Vietnam; three brothers, Andrew [PFEIFER], Schererville; John [PFEIFER], California, and William [PFEIFER], Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine BUCKIE, Chicago; Mrs. Ann LEE, LaCrosse, Wis., and Mrs. Mae MACK, St. Louis, and four grandchildren. Rites are pending at Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.

Donald E. Baker, Sr.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Forest G. Hay funeral home at South Bend for Donald E. BAKER, Sr., 69, native of Fulton county who died at South Bend Memorial hospital Saturday at 11:45 a.m.
Mr. Baker, who lived in South Bend 50 years, had been ill 2 1/2 years.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley memorial park.
Mr. Baker was born in Fulton county Jan. 8, 1898, the son of George and Nellie BAKER. He was married Dec. 24, 1917, to Thelma DAVIDSON, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Donald and Robert [BAKER], both of South Bend; George [BAKER], Muncie; one daughter, Mrs. Ed (Frances) WARD, South Bend; ten grandchildren; one beother, Robert BAKER, Macy, and one sister, Mrs. Florence BIRT, Indianapolis.

Don Jones
Funeral services for Don JONES, 73, Burket, who died at 2 p.m. Saturday at his home of a heart attack, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial home, Mentone.
Mr. Jones was born Dec. 11, 1893, at Burket and spent his entire life in that community except for the period 1922 to 1931 when he lived at Bremen. On Nov. 25, 1916, he married Gladys FAWLEY, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Philip (Violet) LASH, Mentone; two brothers, Clyde [JONES], Warsaw, and the Rev. John [JONES], Leesburg; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Pearl) PHILLIPS, Warsaw; and two grandchildren.
The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Donald C. Sweeney
Funeral rites and burial were held Friday at Kokomo for Donald C. SWEENEY, 47, who died Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital after a week's illness. He resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
A resident of this community 1 1/2 years, Mr. Sweeney moved here from Kokomo, where he was born and reared. He was employed by Nickles bakery.
Mr. Sweeney was an Army veteran of World War II and belonged to the Pilgrim Holiness church at Kokomo and the Eagles lodge of Rochester.
Surviving are the wife, Pearl [SWEENEY], and five children, Mrs. Janet COX, Mrs. Sharon HAWORTH, Donald [SWEENEY], Jr., and Thomas Ray [SWEENEY], all of Kokomo, and Rita Kay [SWEENEY], at home.

Tuesday, June 27, 1967

Delilah C. Kingery
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the First Baptist church at Kewanna for Miss Delilah C. KINGERY, 79, retired Kewanna school teacher who died Monday at 11:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Paul MAYO will officiate and burial will be in Maple Lawn cemetery at Flora. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and at the church prior to the service.
Miss Kingery was born March 27, 1888, in Carroll county, the daughter of Phillip and Rachel KINGERY. She was a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are an adopted daughter, Mrs. Marjorie LLOYD, Sacramento, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Elveretta ALLEN, Kewanna; two grandchildren; two great-grandsons and nieces and nephews. Four brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Raymond C. Johnson
Raymond C. "R.C." JOHNSON, 82, most successful basketball coach in Rochester high school's history, died Monday at St. Joseph's hospital in Mishawaka. Death came at 1:50 a.m. after a week's illness. Mr. Johnson resided at 3510 East Corby street in South Bend, having moved to that city in 1942 from Rochester.
He was principal and coach at RHS for 10 years, from 1910-20. During that time, his Zebra cage teams won 154 games and lost only 61. Six of the 10 seasons, Johnson-coached squads advanced to the Sweet Sixteen state tourney finals and twixe, in 1914 and 1917, went to the final four round. Among the outstanding players developed by Mr. Johnson were Joe CASTLE, Ray "Candy" MILLER, Harry ROSBURG and Winston ROBBINS. Miller and Robbins later won all-Big Ten honors at Purdue university.
A graduate of Earlham college, Mr. Johnson had been principal five years at Carmel before moving here. After his retirement from teaching, he was associated in the operation of The Racket clothing store here and in 1942 joined the Internal Revenue Service's South Bend office.
He was born Dec. 25, 1884, in Carmel. His marriage was in 1952 to Madelyn L. SHORT, who died in 1959. Mr. Johnson was a 50-year member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Leo SMITH, Carmel; two grandchildren; one beother, Fred [JOHNSON], Carmel, and a niece, Mrs. Wyatt CAREY, Carmel.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Hollis funeral home at South Bend with the Rev. Vernon LALLEMENT officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery at Arcadia. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 28, 1967

Clyde Mann
Clyde MANN, 24, R.R. 2, Culver, was killed when his Oldsmobile convertible apparently went out of contraol on new Ind. 17, about four miles south of Culver about 9:45 p.m. The accident, occurred a half-mile north of the Fulton county line [Tuesday night].

Thursday, June 29, 1967

Ethel I. Lebo
Mrs. Ethel Irene LEBO, 61, 340 Indiana Avenue, died at 9 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient two weeks. She had been in declining health for two years.
Mrs. Lebo was born Dec. 11, 1905, at Monterey to William and Della PETERS. she had spent the majority of her life in the Rochester area. In 1922 she married Floyd LEBO, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Methodist church of Monterey and World War II Mothers.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Beverly) KEESEY, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. James (Peggy) DURKES, Rochester, and Mrs. Phillip (Donna) SMITH, R.R. 2, Rochester; three sons, Don [LEBO], St. Petersburg, Fla.; Gordon [LEBO], Rochester, and A2/c William [LEBO], Vandenburg Air Force Base, Cal., and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen BYRNE will officiate. Burial will be at Monterey cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Drusilla Braman
Mrs. Drusilla E. BRAMAN, 90, formerly of Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. today in the Harris nursing home, Indianapolis, where she had been a patient the past three years.
Mrs. Braman was born Jan. 22, 1877, in Wabash county, to Lawrence and Mary Ann RICKLE DURBIN. On Aug.6, 1898, she married Bert BRAMAN who died in 1957. She spent her entire life until four years ago in this community. She was a member of the E.U.B. church, Rochester.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry G. (Irene) COUGHLEN, Boca Raton, Fla., and Mrs. Raymond L. (Mildred) COLLINS, Astabula, Fla.; a son, Lyman [BRAMAN], Lafayette; six grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, June 30, 1967

Drusilla E. Braman
Last rites will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Foster and Good funeral home for Mrs. Drusilla Emma BRAMAN, 90, former county resident who died Thursday at Indianapolis.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will offficiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Fredrick W. Ruh
Fredrick William RUH, 49, native of Rochester, was found dead Thursday at his home near Palm Springs, Cal., shortly after returning from a visit to this city. Death evidently occurred Tuesday.
Mr. Ruh had spent three weeks in Rocheter, visiting friends during his first trip here in 25 years. He returned to California last Friday.
He was born here Dec. 4, 1917, the son of Fredrick Dunham and Edith Brackett WILLIAMS RUH. His grandfather, Alex [RUH], founded the Blue drug store (now Baxter's) and the business later was operated by his father.
He was a graduate of DePauw university and had done graduate work at UCLA. A World War II veteran, he had taught literature at the University of Hawaii. Mr. Ruh was a member of Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Don (Rosanna) HALL, Santa Monica, Cal., and an aunt, Miss Marjorie WILLIAMS, Pomone, Cal.
Burial will be in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, but final arrangements are incomplete. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge.

Estle Daine
Funeral rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for Estle DAINE, 59, R.R. 1, Roann, who died Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in his home, six miles southeast of Akron. He had been ill three years.
The Rev. Gene SCHWENK will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Daine was born July 21, 1907, in Perry township of Miami county and had spent his life in that community. His parents were Adam and Lucy BARNES DAINE. His marriage was Sept. 22, 1945 to Lorraine RAVER, who survives.
He was a member of the Niconza Baptist church.
Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Lucy DAINE, Macy two daughters, Miss Janet DAINE, Fort Wayne; and Noreen [DAINE], at home; one son, Francis [DAINE], at home; one step-son, Bernard STOCKS, Logansport; three brothers, Robert [DAINE], South Bend; Cleotis [DAINE], Akron, and Darold [DAINE], Mishawaka; and three sisters, Miss Helen DAINE, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Jennie BUCKLES, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Betty McAULIFFE, Milwaukee.

Saturday, July 1, 1967

James W. Van Lue
James William Van LUE, 87, 1102 Jackson boulevard, died this morning at 6:15 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of four years. He had been in serious condition six months.
Born May 20, 1880, the son of Milo and Jane Van LUE, he had spent his lifetime in this county. His marriage was June 5, 1902, to Tincy J. FULTZ, who died April 28, 1956. Mr. Van Lue farmed east of the city until 1957, when he retired and moved to this city. He had been active in farm organization activities.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Chloris (Kathryn) BARKMAN and Mrs. Willetta MINGLIN, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Harold (Anna) VANDERGRIFT, San Jose, Cal.; two sons, Leonard and Hubert [Van LUE], both of Indianapolis; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.
Perceding in death were two brothers, Mark and Omer [Van LUE], and one son, Orvan [Van LUE], Former Rochester high school principal, in 1964.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harry SMITH of Stanford, Ind., former minister of the Bethlehem Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Memorials other than flowers should be made to the heart fund.

Monday, July 3, 1967

Charles C. Wagoner
Charles C. WAGONER, 74, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at his farm five miles southeast of Rochester of a coronary attack. He had been in failing health since February.
Mr. Wagoner was born May 24, 1893 near Rochester to John S. and Matilda Susan HOFFMAN WAGONER. He had spent his entire life in the Rochester community. On Dec. 31, 1913 he married Perl E. MARSH.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) TOBEY, Rochester; a son, Robert James [WAGONER], Rochester, and six grandchildren. A daughter, Marjorie A. WAGONER; four brothers, and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Raymond R. Sponseller
Raymond R. SPONSELLER, 76, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
Born Sept. 8, 1890 near Etna Green, he was the son of John and Adeline HOGUE SPONSELLER. He had lived 20 years in the Mentone area, moving there from Bourbon. He was married to Clara E. SHIVELY, who died June 17, two weeks before her husband's death. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren at Bourbon.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Wilma) NELLANS, Mentone; three brothers, Harry [SPONSELLER], Plymouth; Ford [SPONSELLER], Dayton, O., and Walter [SPONSELLER], Bourbon, and two grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Orvil KILMER officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 4, 1967

[no paper - holiday]

Wednesday, July 5, 1967

Ruth C. Brandenburg
Mrs. Ruth Chloris BRANDENBURG, 61, Lake Manitou, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Beatty Memorial hospital in Westville, where she was admitted last May 9.
Mrs. Brandenburg lived with her husband on Country Club drive on the east shore of Lake Manitou, where the couple moved from Chicago following Mr. Brandenburg's retirement in October of 1966. They had been summer residents at the lake since 1935. Mr. Brandenburg had visited Lake Manitou at Summertime since 1911.
Born Aub. 3, 1905 in Owensboro, Ky., Mrs. Brandenburg was the daughter of Jesse D. and Ruth WORDEN. She was married Aug. 3, 1935 in Chicago to Frank C. BRANDENBURG, now a retired osteopath. She was a member of the Chicago First Christian church and the Englewood Woman's Club in Chicago. She attended the Rochester First Christian church.
Surviving with the husband are two brothers in Chicago, Loyal WORDEN and Paul C. WORDEN.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hills cemetery, Watseka, Ill., with graveside services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 o'clock this evening.

Thursday, July 6, 1967

Arthur R. Curtis
Memorial services for Arthur R. CURTIS, 59, former Culver resident who died June 22 in Oxnard, Cal., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Poplar Grove Methodist church. The Rev. Calvin DANIELS will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
The cremated remains have been returned to the Grossman funeral home in Argos, which is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call at the church from 1-2 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, July 7, 1967

[no obits]

Saturday, July 8, 1967

Mary E. Mills
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Mary Edith MILLS, 76, 1116 Wabash avenue, who died Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Death came after a year's illness. The Rev. Allan BYRNE will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Eastern Star services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Mills was born Dec. 29, 1890, in Fulton county, the daughter of Haynes and Laura WOOD. Her marriage was in 1919 in South Bend to Nathaniel MILLS, who died in 1958.
Mrs. Mills moved to Rochester 10 years ago from St. Joseph county, where she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star at South Bend, Grace Methodist church and its WSCS.
Surviving are a son, Russell [MILLS], Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Sam HEDGES, Rochester.

Annie Mackey
Mrs. Annie MACKEY, 91, Plymouth, died at 3 a.m. today at the home of her son, Andrew J. MACKEY of Plymouth. She had been ill three weeks.
Born July 15, 1875 in Edom, Va., she was the daughter of David C. and Frances BRENNEMAN. She had lived in Plymouth nine years, moving there from Carthage, Mo., where she had lived many years. She was married to Timothy C. MACKEY Dec. 25, 1901 in Missouri. He died July 22, 1921. She was a member of the Carthage Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, Andrew [MACKEY] of Plymouth and Clarence MACKEY of Nevada, Mo.; two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Sunday until 4 p.m. Sunday. Prayer services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. William A. NANGLE officiating. The body will be taken to Avilla, Mo., where rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the City cemetery at Avilla.

Monday, July 10, 1967

Robert F. Sausaman
Robert F. SAUSAMAN, Sr., 49, Akron, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for three days. He had been in declining health for about a year.
Mr. Sausaman was born Nov. 3, 1917 at Akron to Earl and Faye STUDEBAKER SAUSAMAN. He had spent his entire life in that community. On Nov. 20, 1941 he married Elizabeth McHATTON. He was a postal clerk for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Akron Methodist church, Masonic Lodge 659, Akron Chamber of Commerce and the Gray-Merley American Legion post. He was past master of the Masonic lodge and a World War II veteran.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth [SAUSAMAN], and three sons, Robert [SAUSAMAN], Jr., Larry and Steve [SAUSAMAN], all at home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. Claude FAWNS and the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON will officiate. Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. today at Sheetz funeral home. Burial will be at Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until 12:30 p.m Tuesday, and at the church for one hour before services.

Tuesday, July 11, 1967 to Friday, July 14, 1967

[no obits]

Saturday, July 15, 1967

Cleo DePue
Mrs. Cleo DePUE, 58, Argos, formerly of Macy, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Born Jan. 6, 1909 in Miami county, she was the daughter of John and Belva LOCKWOOD MATHIAS. She was married Mar. 23, 1929 to Lyle F. DePUE, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughers, Mrs. John DAVIS, Johnson AFB near Tokyo, Japan, and Mrs. Ernest TOMFORDE and Mrs. James SWIHART, both of Argos; three sons, John, Lloyd and Lawrence [DePUE], all of Argos; eleven grandchildren; the father, of Macy; a sister, Mrs. Berne JONES, Macy, and three brothers, Vernon [MATHIAS], Macy; Elston [MATHIAS], Peru, and Dean [MATHIAS], Roann.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Argos Congregational church and burial will be in the Argos cemetery. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until noon Sunday and after 12:30 p.m. at the church.

Monday, July 17, 1967

Guy E. Sprague
Guy E. SPRAGUE, 71, R.R. 4, Warsaw, a former resident of Fulton county, died at 9 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, where he had been a patient one week. He had been ill two years with a diabetic condition.
Born Jan. 13, 1896 in Otsego, O., to Mr. and Mrs. Elson SPRAGUE, he had lived in the Leiters Ford and Rochester areas from 1935 until recently, when he moved to the Warsaw vicinity. He was first married to Marie STEPHENSON, who preceded in death. His second marriage was to Edna BURNS, who preceded in death. He was a pipefitter. Surviving are a son; four grandchildren; four step-children, and a sister, Mrs. Meriel COLE, Columbus.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Kathryn P. Felke
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn P. FELKE, 50, 120 West Third street, who died unexpectedly at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic church. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate
Mrs. Felke was born June 27, 1917 in Argos and came to Rochester about a year ago from Chicago. She and her husband, John J. FELKE, owned and operated a floral shop in Garrett, Ind., for 18 years. She was married to Mr. Felke in Plymouth Jan. 12, 1939.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Sharon) CARPER, Auburn; two sons, Steven A. [FELKE], at home, and J. Frank [FELKE], Miami, Fla.; the father, Elmer REDMAN, Plymouth, and two grandchildren.
Burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.

Tuesday, July 18, 1967

Edgar W. Clay
Edgar W. CLAY, 74, died today at 2 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had een a patient since July 12.
Mr. Clay, who had been in failing health a year, came to the city three weeks ago to visit a daughter, Mrs. James NIXON. He had resided in Galveston the past three years and had been employed at Miami, Ind., and South Bend.
A mechanic, he formerly operated the Superior Supply company in this city with John CROWEL.
Born here May 19, 1893, he was the son of William A. and Ida FERTIG CLAY. His marriage was in South Bend July 15, 1915, to Rosa WASOSKI.
He was a member of the Moose lodge.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. James W. (Marjorie) NIXON, Rochester; a son, Herbert [CLAY], Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren, including James D., Michael and Marianna NIXON of this city; four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. John (Hazel) WALTZ, Rochester.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 19, 1967

Josie Bagdon
Mrs. Josie (ARNOLD) ENTSMINGER BAGDON, 89, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 12:01 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Tuesday after a three-month illness.
Mrs. Bagdon was born March 14, 1878 to Sam and Etta ARNOLD and lived in the Rochester area until she moved to Akron five years ago. Her first marriage was to Henry ENTSMINGER, who died in 1945. On March 24, 1962 she married Adolph BAGDON, who survives. She was a member of the Rochester VFW Auxiliary.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two granddaughters, Barbara JONES, East Chicago, and Mrs. Richard BARKLEY, Dallas, Texas, and three great-grandchildren. A son, Rex SHOBE, Rochester, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home. The Rev. J. D. THOMPSON will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call after noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Ray Horton
Ray "Red" HORTON, 78, R.R. 1, Green Oak community, died at 6:50 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient 10 days.
Mr. Horton was born Sept. 30, 1888 to Charles G. and Emma HICKS HORTON and had lived his entire life in the house in which he was born. He made his home with his sister, Mrs. Edd (Nell) MATHIAS. He was a farmer and livestock trucker.
In addition to Mrs. Mathias, he is survived by another sister, Mrs. Velma MILLER, R.R. 2, Rochester; a brother, Glen [HORTON], Sidell, Ill., and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Tempy Rogers
Mrs. Clayton M. (Tempy) ROGERS, 76, Plymouth, died at Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw at 8:45 p.m. Monday.
The daugher of Wash and Lorenda WEISSERT RIDDLE. She was born Aug. 4, 1890 in Marshall county. She lived in Plymouth 19 years. She was married in Argos Nov. 1, 1908. She was a member of the Plymouth Wesleyan Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy HALL, Michigan City; two brothers, Homer RIDDLE, Plymouth, and Russell RIDDLE, Ogden, Utah; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy MURPHY, Hobart; Mrs. Edna WARNER, culver; Mrs. Dovie PARKHURST and Mrs. Nellie LEFFERT, both of Argos; and two grandchildren. A son Walter [ROGERS], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Plymouth Wesleyan Methodist church with the Rev. R. L. KENWORTHY officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Thursday, July 20, 1967

Art Casube
Word has been received of the death in Orlando, Fla., of Art CASUBE. He was a brother-in-law of Bert and Van Tuyle GILLESPIE of Kewanna.

William E. Rhoades
William E. RHOADES, 75, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in declining health and in the hospital for two weeks.
Mr. Rhoades was born in Miami county July 10, 1892 to John F. and Kathryn BURGMAN RHOADES. He married Anna M. NEWBERRY Oct. 17, 1923 at Logansport. He was a semi-retired farmer and was a member of the Eagles lodge, Logansport. He had spent most of his life near Adamsboro before moving to Rochester 11 years ago.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, John L. [RHOADES], Camden, and nieces and nephews. A brother, Elbert [RHOADES], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Raymond SKELTON will offficiate. Burial will be in Bethel cemetery near Logansport. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, July 21, 1967

Margaret C. Karns
Mrs. Margaret C. KARNS, 54, R.R. 2, Rochester, died of generalized carcinoma at 3:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted late Thursday afternoon. She had been in failing health for seven months.
Born Feb. 22, 1913 in Lancaster, O., she was the daughter of Roscoe A. and Margaret ECKERT COLLINS. She had lived in Rochester since 1948, moving here from Lancaster. She was married Oct. 13, 1934 in Greenup, Ky., to H. Don KARNS, who survives. She was a member of Grace Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Robert E. (Kay) SANER, R.R. 5, Rochester; a granddaughter, Roberta Jean SANER; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Gertrude) WARD, Felton, Cal., and Mrs. Adam (Dorothy) NASH, Logan, O.; a brother, O. E. COLLINS, Cincinnati, O., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Terry Lynn Black
Terry Lynn BLACK was stillborn at 11:50 p.m. Thursday at the Wabash county hospital.
Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brook (Loretta YOUNG) BLACK, Akron; a brother, Brent [BLACK]; three sisters, Sheryl, Rhonda and Vonda [BLACK]; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George BLACK, R.R. 1, Claypool; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo YOUNG, R.R. 1, Akron; and the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert YOUNG, R.R. 2, Macy; Mrs. Ed SMITH, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Charles BLACK, R.R. 2, Akron.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mentone cemetery. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. The Haupert funeral home of Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Rose C. Rainsberger
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose C. RAINSBERGER, 89, formerly of Kewanna, who died Thursday at Des Moines, Wash., will be at the Kewanna Methodist church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Leroy WISE will officiate.
Mrs. Rainsberger, the widow of the Rev. George Earl RAINSBERGER, Methodist minister who died in 1932, lived in Kewanna until moving to Washington 12 years ago.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy HOLEWA, Des Moines, Wash., and two sons, Paul [RAINSBERGER], St. Louis, and John [RAINSBERGER], Phoenix, Ariz. A son preceded in death.
Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call after noon Saturday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and one hour prior to services at the church.

Saturday, July 22, 1967

Maudie Gordon
Mrs. Maudie GORDON, 81, R.R. 2, Rochester, a lifetime resident of Newcastle township, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted earlier in the day. She had been in failing health one year.
The daughter of Peter and Emma MYERS HAMLETT, she was born in Newcastle township March 26, 1886. She was married at her home Sept. 4, 1907 to John GORDON, who died Sept. 26, 1965. She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church and the Pleasant Valley club.
Surviving are two sons, Byron (GORDON[, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Charles [GORDON], R.R. 2, Warsaw; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A son and a brother prededed in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Howard ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in Hamlett cemetery seven miles northeast of here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, July 24, 1967

Charles Beck
Charles BECK, 73, former Rochester resident, died earlier this month in Veterans hospital at Milwaukee. Born in Fulton county, he was the son of Sanford and Katherine KOCHENDERFER BECK and a brother of Mrs. Rollin PONTIUS. Burial was in Milwaukee.

Cora A. McIntyre
Mrs. Cora A. McINTYRE, 87, Burket, died at 5:10 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home near Warsaw. She had been in ill health two years.
Born near Sevastapol Aug. 7, 1879, she was the daughter of George and Priscilla DRIESBACH HOLLOWAY. She had resided all her life in the Savastapol and Burket areas. She was married Near Burket April 13, 1895 to Harvey McINTYRE, who died in November, 1937.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hollis (Stella) NINE, Burket, and Mrs. Hazel FULLER, Mentone; two sons, George [McINTYRE], Warsaw, and Vernon [McINTYRE], Burket; four half-brothers, Ed DRIESBACH, Claypool; Enos HOLLOWAY, Mishawaka; Elva HOLLOWAY and Harry HOLLOWAY, both of Rochester; two half-sisters, Mrs. Meady WALTERS and Mrs. May COOPER, both of Rochester; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. A son, Mondo [McINTYRE], died about a year ago.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home.

Tuesday, July 25, 1967

Oscar W. Tornquist
Rites were held Monday at Rosehill cemetery in Chicago for Oscar W. TORNQUIST, R.R. 3, Argos, who died Thursday night after an extended illness. Surviving are the wife, Myra [TORNQUIST]; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Mariellen) SMITH and one granddaughter, Suzette SMITH.

Marvin C. Peregrine
Marvin C. PEREGRINE, 29, Niles, Mich., foster son of Mrs. James CHARTERS of Rochester, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries suffered when a car fell on him. The accident occurrd at Ernie's Auto Parts in Niles, where Mr. Peregrine worked as a mechanic.
Born April 18, 1938 in Indiana, he had lived in Niles five years. He was married in Rochester Feb. 4, 1961 to Bonnie HEKTOR of Rochester. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church in Niles.
Surviving with the foster mother are the wife; three children, Marie, Martha and James [PEREGRINE], all at home; the father, George [PEREGRINE], Lafayette, and two sisters and two brothers of Lafayette, Mrs. Willadean STONE, Mrs. Bernice PARKER, James and Clayton [PEREGRINE].
Last rites will be at 9 a.m EST Thursday at the Pifer funeral home in Niles with Msgr. John SLOWEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery near Rochester at noon Thursday. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. EST Wednesday at the funeral home, where friends may call.

Wednesday, July 26, 1967 to Saturday, July 29, 1967

[no obits]

Monday, July 31, 1967

Earl Wayne Moss
Last rites for Earl Wayne MOSS, 32, Logansport, who was killed in a one-car accident early Saturday morning on Ind. 25 two miles south of Fulton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fisher funeral home at Logansport.
The Rev. Bryant CLEMANS will officiate and burial will be in Ever-Rest memorial park at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home, where Eagles lodge services will be conducted at 7 o'clock tonight.
Mr. Moss was driving south when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel, officers said. The accident occurred sometime shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, although it was not discovered until about three hours later.
The sheriff's office and state police said the car flipped end-over-end five times before landing in a cornfield 514 feet from the point it left the highway. The accident occurred on a 30-degree curve in front of the Edward HUPP residence.
Mr. Moss was born Aug. 17, 1934 in Fulton county to Rodney and Ruth A. SHARP MOSS. He was married Sept. 16, 1955 in Logansport to Carol FALL, who survives. He was a member of the Eagles lodge and was a veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving with the wife and parents are a son, James [MOSS], and a daughter, Connie Sue [MOSS], both at home; three brothers, Robert [MOSS] R.R. 2, Kewanna; Rodney and Roy [MOSS], both of Logansport, and a sister, Mrs. Wilma Jean DOWNS, Logansport.

Tuesday, August 1, 1967

Ethel L. Hatfield
Mrs. Ethel L. HATFIELD, 73, Burket, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday at Miller Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw. She had been in declining health for several years.
Mrs. Hatfield was born Oct. 11, 1894 to W. E. and Ada PARKER DAVIS at Warsaw. She married Glen E. HATFIELD, who died in 1963, on Jan. 22, 1913. She had lived in Burket for 30 years and was a member of the Burket mthodist church, the WSCS and the Seward Home Demonstration club.
Survivors are two sons, George [HATFIELD], Burket, and Roger [HATFIELD], Woodland Hills, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Doris) BREADING, and Mrs. Keith (Elnore) DORAN, both of Warsaw, and Mrs. Helen HAY, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Guido DAVIS, Burket, and Edward P. DAVIS ad George F. DAVIS, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Homer (Lena) McGINLEY, Burket; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the King memorial home, Mentone. Burial will be at Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, August 2, 1967

[no obits]

Thursday, August 3, 1967

Grace Ruth
Mrs. Grace [BROOKER] RUTH, 75, Glendale, Cal., formerly of Kewanna, died unexpectedly Tuesday in Glendale.
Mrs. Ruth was born Sept. 27, 1891 near Kewanna. She was married in 1921 to Fred A. RUTH at Deadwood, S.D. He died in 1932. She and her family then moved to California.
Surviving are three sons, Robert [RUTH], Deadwood, and Eugene and Frederick [RUTH], both of California; six sisters, Mrs. Lowell (Addie) MASTERS, Plymouth; Mrs. Sam (Gretrude) McKEE, Argos; Mrs. Paul (Maude) SNYDER, Fort Wayne; Mrs. William (Mildred) HUDKINS, Mrs. Dean (Esther) NEFF, and Mrs. Eugene (Nobelene) SPENCER, all of Rochester; a brother, Edwin BROOKER, Walkerton, and cousins, nephews and nieces.
Funeral services are pending at Deadwood.

Mattie L. Boyd
Mattie Laura BOYD, 97, Rockville, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for seven weeks.
Mrs. Boyd was born June 9, 1870 in Parke county, Ind. to Thomas and Mary Margaret BURNSIDE and had spent most of her life in that county. She marrid David R. BOYD on Dec. 25, 1885. He died in 1900. She had been visiting a daughter in Rochester when she became ill. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the United Presbyterian church of Rockville.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bertha) NEIGHBOR, Rochester, and Mrs. Paul PENRY, Hammond; six grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home today to the Barnes funeral home, Rockville, where funeral arrangements are pending.

Friday, August 4, 1967

[no obits]

Saturday, August 5, 1967

Amanda Gunter
Amanda "Julie" GUNTER, 71, 501 East Eighth street, died at 2 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted last Sunday. Survivors include five daughters and three sons. Funeral services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Russell Karn
Russell KARN, 77, 502 Jefferson street, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Veterans hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient five weeks.
Mr. Karn was born Sept. 24, 1899 in Rochester to Reuben and Milicent MURPHY KARN. With the exception of two years which he spent in Chicago, he lived his entire life in Rochester where he was employed at the Karn Coffee Shop. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Rochester American Legion.
Survivors are a brother, Harry [KARN], Macy; two nephews, including Harold KARN of Rochester, and three nieces. Three brothers preceded in death. One brother, Oren [KARN], who died in December, was the owner of the Karn Coffee Shop.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Monday, August 7, 1967

Amanda Gunter
Last rites for Mrs. Amanda Christine "Julie" GUNTER, 71, 501 East Eighth street, who died of carcinoma at 2 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, were conducted today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Marvin WITKOPF, Wabash, officiated and burial was in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Ill for two years, Mrs. Gunter had been in serious condition for one week before her death.
She was born Dec. 28, 1895 in Pocahontas, Ark., to Robert and Anna MILLER. She had lived here since 1929, moving from Kokomo. She was married Aug. 19, 1922 in Kokomo to Clarence GUNTER, who died in 1964.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Allison (Mabel) HOBSON, Delphi; Mrs. Robert (Annabelle) BOHAN, Lafayette; Mrs. Richard (Rosalene) DeTURK, Wabash; Mrs. Clint (Sylvia) CAMPBELL, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Joseph (Arville) MULLICA, Logansport; three sons, Robert Harold GUNTER, Springfield, O.; Charles GUNTER, LaHabra, Cal., and Dean GUNTER, Sunnyvale, Cal. a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth OVERMYER, Peru; twenty-five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A son, Raymond ADAMS, died in 1964.

Tuesday, August 8, 1967

Dewey J. Wilson
Deway J. WILSON, 68, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 2 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient one week. He had been ill four years and in serious condition six months.
Born April 5, 1899 in Terre Haute, he was the son of Jesse and Ida SHAFFER WILSON. He had lived in Akron six years, moving from South Bend. He was married Dec. 29, 1947 in South Bend to Pauline TISDAL, who survives. Mr. Wilson was retired from the Singer Manufacturing company at South Bend.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. James (Geneva) MARSH, Jackson, Mich., and Mrs. Ray (Marjorie) GIER, Detroit, Mich.; a son, Leonard [WILSON], Arlington, Cal.; three step-children, Maurice LANE, Fort Wayne; Robert LANE, Thailand, and Mrs. Don (Dorothy) FISHER, Rochester; a brother, Harry [WILSON], Terre Haute; a sister, Mrs. Gerald GIER, Jackson, Mich.; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating, assisted by the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON. Burial will be in the Hill Crest cemetery at Jackson, Mich. Friends may call after 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, August 9, 1967

[no obits]

Thursday, August 10, 1967

Thurman A. Huffman
Thurman A. HUFFMAN, 72, Grass Creek, died at Logansport Memorial hospital at 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Born Oct. 17, 1894 in Grass Creek, he was the son of John ad Susan LEASURE HUFFMAN. He was married to Vera E. LOWER Oct. 20, 1915. She died March 9, 1966. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving are three sons, Donald [HUFFMAN], Delphi; Albert [HUFFMAN], Logansport, and Carl [HUFFMAN], R.R. 2, Kewanna; a daughter, Helen [HUFFMAN], Grass Creek; a brother, Loyd [HUFFMAN], Pensacola, Fla.; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A son, Joe [HUFFMAN], was killed in World War II. Also preceding in death were three brothers and four sisters.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Grass Creek E.U.B. church with the Rev. L. K. McKINLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call after noon Friday at the Harrison funeral home and at the church for one hour before services.

Nona Shobe
Mrs. Nona SHOBE, 83, Glendale, Cal., who was born in Monterey and reared in Rochester, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday in Glendale.
Children surviving are Fred and Robert SHOBE and Mrs. Marion BAKER, all of Los Angeles; Mrs. Jackie MURPHY, La Puente, Cal.; Mrs. Jean ALAN, Glendale; Mrs. Rosemary HOLMS, Winamac, and Mrs. Miriam CLAPP, Gary.
Funeral services will be Friday, with burial in Forest Lawn cemetery.

Friday, August 11, 1967

Raymond H. Lewis
Raymond H. LEWIS, 64, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital of a coronary attack. He had been ill since February.
Mr. Lewis was born Aug. 10, 1903 in Hamilton county, Ind. to Ulysses and Emma BAILEY LEWIS. He had lived near Akron for the past 37 years. In 1930 he married Lucille NICODEMUS. He was employed in road construction. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Greencastle, and the Akron Church of God.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Betty) HOLLOWAY, R.R. 2, Kewanna; Mrs. Larry (Frances) RINER, mentone, and Mrs. Everett (Mary) MONTGOMERY, Indianapolis; a son, Harold L. [LEWIS], Perrysburg; a brother, Herman [LEWIS], Sheridan; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Church of God. The Rev. J. B. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, from 2 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Saturday, August 12, 1967

Henry Jensen
Henry JENSEN, 76, 915 Madison avenue, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport where he had been a patient for two weeks.
Mr. Jensen was born May 4, 1891, to Jens and Elaine HANSEN JENSEN in Chicago. He came to Rochester in 1953 from Oak Park, Ill., after retiring from the postal service in Chicago after 30 years service. He was a member of the First Presbytrian church, Chicago; the Rochester American Legion, and the World War I Barracks, Rochester.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Henry Leo [JENSEN], Downers Grove, Ill.; four grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. The Rochester American Legion post will perform military rites. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Hollis M. Nine
Hollis M. NINE, 62, Burket, died at his home at 4:15 p.m. Friday of cancer. He had been seriously ill since December.
Mr. Nine was born Feb. 2, 1905, at Leesburg to Henry and Larina HOPPUS NINE. He had lived at Burket since his marriage to Stella McINTYRE on Sept. 1, 1925 at Warsaw. He was a member of Mentone Masonic lodge No. 576 and Eagles lodge, Warsaw, No. 1339.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Rick [NINE], Muncie; two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Geraldine) DRUDGE, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Miles (Maxine) IGO, Burket; two grandchildren, Sonny NELMS, U.S. Army, Germany, and Myra IGO, Burket; two brothers, Roscoe [NINE], Yellow Creek Lake, and Harry [NINE], Warsaw.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the King memorial home. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be at Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Sunday.

Oliver Ballenger
Oliver "Doc" BALLENGER, 62, Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Friday at Miller Nursing Home where he had been a patient for two years.
Mr. Ballenger was the son of Frank and Margaret McINTYRE BALLENGER.
Survivors are a daughter, Rosie BALLENGER; a sister, Mrs. Sarah BOLDMAN, Plymouth; two brothers, Allen [BALLENGER] R.R. 3, Rochester, and Thomas [BALLENGER], Boggston, Ind.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. V. L. GARNER will officiate. Burial will be at Citizens cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Monday, August 14, 1967

Camela D. Rohrs
Miss Camela Davis ROHRS, 19, granddaughter of Mrs. Ira GOSS of Rochester, was killed instantly Friday when the car in which she was riding was struck by a Northwestern railroad train at an unmarked crossing in Illinois. She was the daughter of Edward and Marcia DAVIS ROHRS of Batavia, Ill.

Charles Schmeltz
Charles SCHMELTZ, 48, former Plymouth resident, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in Riverside hospital, Trenton, Mich. He lived in Romulus, Mich. He had been seriously ill 12 days following a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born Aug. 29, 1918 in Homer, Mich., he had lived in Romulus 14 years, moving there from Plymouth. He was married July 2, 1938 in North Liberty to Marian Marcella McGRIFF. He was the son of Fred and Nellie HAWBLITZEL SCHMELTZ. Mr. Schmeltz was a 1937 graduate of Walkerton high school and was a licensed operator for the Spaulding Feed Company. He was a veteran of World War II, a member and past governor of the Bellville Moose Lodge and a member of the Romulus FVW, the Plymouth Eagles lodge and the Argos American Legion.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Dale and LeRoy [SCHMELZ], both at home; the mother, Mrs. Nellie BOCKMAN, Lakeville; a sister, Mrs. Fred KELLER, Buchanan, Mich., and two brothers, Orville [SCHMELTZ], Walkerton, and John [SCHMELTZ], Rolling Prairie.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Tuesday, where last rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. John REID and the Rev. Ernest TREBER will officite and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Argos American Legion.

Arnold H. Piotter
Arnold H. PIOTTER, 53, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 5 p.m. today at his home after a three months illness.
Mr. Piotter was born Dec. 18, 1914 at Deerfield, Mich., to Herman and Hattie TRELIPP PIOTTER. He married Bessie ROSS at Gulfport, Miss. on April 12, 1944. He lived at Macy for 15 years, moving there from Denver, Ind. He was a preeman [?] for the Square D Company, Peru and a farmer. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Air Corps.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, Peru, and of the Manitou Moose lodge, Rochester.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Gerald [PIOTTER], R.R. 1, Macy, and Glen [PIOTTER] at home; a daughter, Sharon [PIOTTER], at home; four sisters, Mrs. Helen FOX, Holloway, Mich., Mrs. Gertrude KAPNICK, Britain, Mich., Mrs. Doris MARTOLOCK, Deerfield, Mich. and Mrs. Velma MARTINUS, Adrian, Mich.; two brothers, Ernest and Leland [PIOTTER], both of Deerfield, Mich., and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran church, Peru. The Rev. Ralph DANIELSON will officiate. Burial will be at Ever-rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain funeral home, at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16.

Tuesday, August 15, 1967

Raymond L. Yerkes
Last rites were held today at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home at Logansport for Raymond L. YERKES, 66, Logansport, who died Sunday at Memorial hospital there. He was a retired engineer for the Pennsylvania railroad. Among the survivors is a brother, Alvin [YERKES], Kewanna.

Rose M. Guise
Mrs. Rose M. GUISE, 75, Culver, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday at the IBM Nursing home at Plymouth. She had been in declining health for five years.
Mrs. Guise was born Oct. 9, 1891 at Delong to Frederick and Emma E. FAULSTICK MILLER. She moved to Culver in 1960 from Hammond. On Dec. 25, 1915 she married Arthur E. GUISE, who died in 1962.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Eastrday-Bonine funeral home, Culver. The Rev. Maynard TITTLE will officiate. Burial will be at Zion cemetery southwest of Culver. Friends may call after noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, August 16, 1967

Marine Pfc. Mark Black
The combat death in Vietnam of Marine Pfc. Mark [Ryan] BLACK, 22, Sweetser, announced by the Defense Department Monday, had a profound effect in Fulton county.
Pfc. Black was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul BLACK of Sweetser. His parents are natives of the Fulton community and his father formerly was employed as a barber both in Rochester and at Fulton.
Mrs. Black is the former Carol BALDWIN, daughter of Mrs. Ross BALDWIN of Fulton and the late Mr. Baldwin. Black's parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Orville BLACK.
Mrs. Gordon BEATTIE of Rochester is an aunt of Pfc. Black.
Pfc. Black was shot in the chest Sunday while on patrol at Quant Tri. He had been in five operations since arriving in Vietnam last October and had entered service in April, 1966.

Merrill C. Budd
Last rites will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Fry-Lange funeral home at Winamac for Merrill Clarence BUDD, 76, Kewanna, who died Monday afternoon in Memorial hospital at Winamac. He had been ill four months.
The Rev. William WISE will officiate and burial will be in Southlawn cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Budd had lived at Winamac and Bruce Lake before moving to Kewanna two years ago He was a retired carpenter.
Born Oct. 21, 1890, in Boone county, he was the son of James and Lydia HOLMES BUDD. His marriage was July 15, 1911, to June THOMAS, who survives. Mr. Budd was a member of the Kewanna Methodist chuch
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Delta CARROLL, Prescott, Ariz., and Mrs. Helen WHITEMAN, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Lutie MORGAN, Winamac; two grandchildren and twelve geart-grandchildren.

Gideon Alspach
Funeral services for Gideon ALSPACH, 100, formerly of Macy, who died at 10:30 p.m. Monday in Indianapolis, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dunlap funeral home, Bradford, Ill.
Mr. Alspach who was born Aug. 2, 1867, had been a resident of the Indiana Masonic home, Franklin, for the past 17 years. He was a member of the Macy Masonic lodge.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Howard ALLEN, Bradford, Ill., and a nephew, Silas ALSPACH, Macy. A daughter preceded in death.

Simon A. Hickle
Last rites were this afternoon in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Simon A. HICKLE, 81, Bruce Lake, who died at 2 p.m. Monday in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
The Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiated and burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Hickle was born June 4, 1886, in Pulaski county, the son of Charles and Mary Alice NEFF HICKLE. His first marriage was June 4, 1919, to Maude SMITH, who died in 1930. In November, 1935, he married Esther GLASSMAN, who survives.
He was a retired farmer and member of the Methodist church.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mattie SCHRINER, Goodland, and nieces and nephews. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Thursday, August 17, 1967

Jill Ann Clark
Funeral services for Jill Ann CLARK, 7, Fort Wayne, who died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home after a two-year illness, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ossian Methodist church. Burial will be at Oak Lawn cemetery, Ossian.
In addition to her parents, John and Betty HUDSON CLARK, she is survived by a sister, Nancy [CLARK]; two brothers, Jeffrey and Terry [CLARK], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben CLARK, Huntington; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vern HUDSON, Macy, and a great-grandfather, Damon FOUTS, Denver.
Friends may call at the Elzey funeral home, Ossian, until one hour before services and at the church after that.

Orvel J. Yates
Orvel J. YATES, 64, Niles, Mich., a native of Argos, died of a heart seizure at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, 45 minutes after being admitted.
Mr. Yates was born march 29, 1903 in Argos to Oliver and Maude ASHLEY YATES. He moved to Niles seven months ago from Plymouth. He married Salina WEAVER at South Bend on July 15, 1934. He was a retired security guard at the Ball Band plant, Mishawaka.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Joan) HISS, Grass Lake, Mich.; three sons, Donald [YATES], Three Rivers, Mich., and Leonard and Eugene [YATES], both of Plymouth; a sister, Mary Alice HERMANN, Niles; a brother, Cecil [YATES], Largo, Fla., and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Casimir MOSWINSKI will officiate. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Friday, August 18, 1967

Odie Engle
Odie ENGLE, 78, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 7:10 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans Administration hospital, Fort Wayne, following a year's illness.
Mr. Engle was born May 23, 1888 at Beaver Dam to Rudolph and Ann CROYL ENGLE and spent his entire life in that community. He married Pearl MILLS May 14, 1927 at Warsaw. He and Mrs. Engle were owners and operators of the Engle Greenhouse and Gift shop. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the American Legion at Warsaw.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Geraldine) PICKETT, Warsaw; two sons, Carl [ENGLE], Great Falls, Mont., and Charles [ENGLE], U.S. Air Force Base, Grand Forks, N.D.; five sisters, Miss Ina ENGLE and Miss Bernice ENGLE, both of Warsaw; Mrs. Walter (Erma) BRATT, Pierceton; Mrs. Vernon (Goldie) NELSON, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Elsie LINDSY, Mishawaka; a brother, Willis [ENGLE], Warsaw, and eleven grandchildren. Three brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be at Akron Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Delbert T. McCoy, Sr.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Orvis funeral home at South Bend for Delbert Toddy McCOY, Sr., 61, South Bend, who died Wednesday at Veterans' hospital in Fort Wayne.
Mr. McCoy was a former resident of Rochester. He had been long in ill health.
The Rev. William BURGESS will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Jan. 24, 1906, in Phlox, Ind., Mr. McCoy was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was married Aug. 30, 1927, to Carrie Elma GREEN, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Capt. Mark [McCOY], U.S. Air Force; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou WARD and Mrs. Susan BOWERSOX, both of Mishawaka; five grandchildren; one brother, Roscoe McCOY, Kokomo; three sisters, Mrs. Eva CATON, Kokomo; Mrs. Iva MEDOWS, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Nora TOLEN, Monticello.

Saturday, August 19, 1967

Ruth G. Reed
Mrs. Ruth G. REED, 86, Louisville, Ky., formerly of Fulton, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter in Louisville.
Mrs. Reed was born Dec. 30, 1880 in Fulton. She married James REED, who died in 1941. Prior to her husband's death she lived in Chicago and then moved to Louisville where she made her home with her daughter.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred ALBERTINE, Louisville, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton. The Rev. Raymond SKELTON will officiate. Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Monday, August 21, 1967

Alice V. Miller
Mrs. Alice V. MILLER, 56, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died this morning at 5:50 o'clock at the South BEnd Osteopathic hospital where she had been a patient since Aug. 4. Death was due to multiple carcinoma and came after an illness of two years.
Born Dec. 3, 1910, in Hendricks county, she was the daughter of Lon and Lillia Mae DENNY CUNNINGHAM. She lived in the Rochester vicinity most of her life.
Her marriage was in 1950 in Peru to Verlin MILLER, who survives.
Other survivors are two brothers, Donald CUNNINGHAM, Greenwood, and James CUNNINGHAM, Mentone, and one sister, Mrs. Ray (Louise) CRIST, Rochester.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with burial at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Ruth E. Keebler
Mrs. Ruth E. KEEBLER, 73, 1031 Pontiac street, died unexpectedly Sunday at 6:30 a.m. at her home of a massive stroke and coronary embolism. She had not been ill and her death came as a shock to family and friends.
A retired local elementary teacher, Mrs. Keebler was born Dec. 17, 1893, in Akron, the daughter of Reuben and Anna STEPHEY WAECHTER. A resident of Rochester since 1930, she had moved here from Akron.
Her marriage was in Akron April 19, 1930, to Edgar G. KEEBLER, who survives. Mrs. Keebler was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Order of Eastern Star and Sigma Delta Pi sorority.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one brother, Ralph WAECHTER, Los Angeles; and one nephew, Gordon WAECHTER, Fort Wayne. A brother, George [WAECHTER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday 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. Tuesday.

Cpl. Mark Ryan Black
Funeral services for Cpl. Mark Ryan BLACK, 22, who was killed in action in Vietnam, Aug. 14, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Methodist church, Marion.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul BLACK, Sweetser, formerly of Fulton. His mother is the former Carroll BALDWIN, daughter of the late Ross BALDWIN and Mrs. Carrie BALDWIN, Macy. Mrs. Gordon BEATTIE, Rochester, is an aunt.
Cpl. Black, a member of the Marine Corps, died of gun shot wounds in the chest. He was a member of the Methodist church, Sweetser.
In addition to his parents and his grandmother, he is survived by a brother, David [BLACK], Westminster, Cal.
The family requests that contributions be made to the Oak Hill memorial, either at the Diggs funeral home, Marion, or at Oak Hill high school, R.R. 1, Converse.
Burial will be with full military rites at Grand Memorial park. Friends may call at the Diggs funeral home after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 22, 1967

E. W. Michael
E. W. "Mike" MICHAEL, 69, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 11:10 p.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru of a heart attack sustained shortly before at his home.
Born April 11, 1898, at Plain City, O., he was the son of Joseph and Cora MICHAEL. He had lived four years in the Macy area, moving there from the Bunker Hill community. His marriafge was Nov. 26, 1935, at Peru, to Irene KOTTERMAN, who survives.
Mr. Michael was a retired employee of the C. & O. railroad. He was a member of the VFW Post in Bunker Hill and of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers. He was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are seven children, Mrs. Norwood HALL, Bunker Hill; Michael F. MICHAEL, Greenfield; Alan W. MICHAEL, Kokomo; Timothy D. MICHAEL, at home; Mrs. Jack AURAND, Ravenna, O.; Mrs. Paul BAULDWIN, Union City; William MICHAEL, Union City; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard MICHAEL, Largo, Fla.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Allen funeral home in Bunker Hill with the Rev. Vern STUBER officiating. Burial will be in Springdale cemetery, Bunker Hill. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family requests contricutions to the heart fund.

Wednesday, August 23, 1967

Alice Miller
An additional survivor of Mrs. Alice MILLER, 56, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, who died Monday at South Bend, is a half-brother, William CUNNINGHAM, Rochester. Mrs. Miller's rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating.

Earl B. Morphet
Earl B. MORPHET, 83, 118 West 13th street, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient the past month.
Mr. Morphet was born July 11, 1884, in Pulaski county to John and Sarah BURTON MORPHET. He married Zola D. HOLLENBACK at Royal Center. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Christian church at Royal Center.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Keith D. [MORPHET], Greenbelt, Md., and three granddaughters. A son, a brother and three sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Chester L. Manwaring
Funeral services for Chester L. MANWARING, 77, Mentone, who died at 7 p.m. Monday at the Mayo clinic, Rochester, Minn., where he was admitted two weeks ago for a heart condition, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the King Memorial home. The Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN will officiate. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery.
Mr. Manwaring was born Sept. 4, 1889, at Mentone to Art and Anna PLANK MANWARING. He spent his entire life in the Mentone community except for seven years of his youth in Chicago.
He first married Bess L. SHAFER, who died in 1949. In 1951 he married Nina CLAY, who survives. He was retired.
He had been the major owner of the Manwaring Leghorn Farms and was a member of the First Baptist church of Mentone, Mentone Masonic lodge and was a former charter member of the Mentone Lions club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Merl (Jean) GIBSON, R.R. Etna Green.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thursday, August 24, 1967

Georgia R. Havlick
Mrs. Georgia R. HAVLICK, 74, died at the Rochester nursing home at 12:15 a.m. today after an illness of 2 1/2 years. She had been a patient at the nursing home since March 7, 1965, and prior to that had resided at 415 West Third street.
Born June 24, 1893, in Rochester, she was the daughter of William and Mamie OWENS BROWN and had lived in this city almost her entire life. Her marriage was March 17, 1923, in Chicago, to Charles HAVLICK, who preceded in death Aug. 31, 1960.
She was a member of the St. Joseph's church.
Also surviving are several cousins, including Mrs. Ernest BONINE of Rochester, Mrs. Mary Ruth BANBERGER of Sinton, Texas, and Mrs. Mary Francis DAVIS, Merriam, Kan.
Last rites will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Father Harold WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m.

Friday, August 25, 1967

[no obits]

Saturday, August 26, 1967

Kenneth Bowser
Kenneth BOWSER, 33, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey BOWSER, Argos, was killed instantly at 1 a.m. Friday in an accident in Petaluma, Cal., where he resided.
Mr. Bowser was struck by an auto while walking to his parked truck.
Born Nov. 23, 1933, at Bremen, he moved to California six years ago. Surviving, besides the parents, are five children, one brother and one sister.
Last rites will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Grace Baptist church in Fort Bragg, Cal. Interment will be at Fort Bragg. The Ormsbee funeral home in Point Arena, Cal., is in charge.

Sararay Tyler
Mrs. Sararay TYLER, 36, died this morning at her residence on the west edge of the city during her sleep.
In failing health two years, Mrs. Tyler was born July 23, 1931, in this city, and had spent all her life here. She was married April 23, 1952, in Rochester to Ralph TYLER, who survives.
Her parents were Forest and Ruth CAMPBELL. Her mother, Mrs. Ruth DEATON, Fort Wayne, survives. Also surviving are a son, Jeffery [TYLER], at home; a sister, Frances [CAMPBELL], New Mexico; a step-sister, Mrs. George (Barbara) PRATHATAKIS, Rochester, and a step-brother, Jerry Lee CAMPBELL, with the Air Force in England.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery near Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, August 28, 1967

Emerson Felder
Emerson FELDER, 73, former Fulton merchant, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Saturday night at 7 o'clock at his home in Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. Felder retired last year after a lifetime in the drugstore and appliance business in Fulton, where his father, Louis [FELDER], had been a merchant before him.
He sold the appliance firm to Jack HOLLOWAY and entered retirement in Atlanta, where two sons, Dr. Richard FELDER and Dr. Louis FELDER, both practice medicine.
Also surviving are the wife, one daughter, Dr. Marjorie FELDER, Chicago psychiatrist, and two sisters, Mrs. C. C. (Phyllis) MEYER, Fulton, and Mrs. Vera MESSENGER, Scottsdale, Ariz. Last rites are to be Tuesday morning in Atlanta, with burial in Atlanta.

Doris Ellis
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Church of God for Mrs. Doris ELLIS, 60, R.R. 1, Akron, who died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she was admitted Friday night. Death came after a year's illness.
The Rev. J. D. THOMASON and the Rev. Forest CARLSON will officiate and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron, after 2 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Tuesday.
A native of this county, Mrs. Ellis was born Oct. 1, 1906, to Odie and Nona Van LUE KEESEY. She was a member of the Akron Church of God, the Service Guild, Omega Club and Akron Aoman's club. Her marriage was in 1926 to Orville ELLIS, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Marcile) BECKER, Argos; Mrs. John (Donna) SPENCER, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold (Janice) SHEWMAN, Akron; three brothers, Fred KEESEY, Akron; Ray KEESEY, Cedar Lake, and Robert KEESEY, Rochester; eight sisters, Mrs. Earl (Mabel) BABER, Denver; Mrs. Helen PUTTERBAUGH, Peru; Mrs. Don (Evelyn) MILLER, Columbia City; Mrs. John (Kate) HATCH, Logansport; Mrs. Norman (Ruby) CUMBERLAND, Rochester; Mrs. Joe (Pat) STANSBURY, Danville, Ill., and Mrs. William (Sue) SMITH and Mrs. William (Janet) ANDERSON, both of Rochester, and twelve grandchildren.

Russell Flora
Russell FLORA, 69, Hibbard, died at 2:45 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Veterans Administration hospital, where he had been a patient 3 1/2 months.
Mr. Flora was born Feb. 15, 1898 at Plymouth to Bert and Carrie HINDEL FLORA. He married Dorothy AYRES Dec. 13, 1917, at Kokomo. He moved to Hibbard in 1941 from Plymouth. He was a retired barber and a veteran of World War I, a memer of he Hibbard EUB church, the American Legion post at Culver, the Manitou Moose lodge and was wowrthy vice president of the Eagles lodge, Culver.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert [FLORA], Culver; four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn LETT and Mrs. Rosalee SPAHR, both of Culver, and Mrs. Joan PAXTON and Mrs. Frances WELSH, both of Hibbard; a brother, John [FLORA], Bremen; fourteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Culver E.U.B. church. The Rev. A. E. GIVENS and the Rev. Darrell CRAFT will officiate. Burial will be at the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call from noon Tuesday to noon Wednesday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver, and then at the church.

Tuesday, August 29, 1967

Alvin C. Beehler
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Whippoorwill Community church for Alvin C. BEEHLER, 83, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at his home Monday at 4:10 p.m.
Dr. S. Herbert BESS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the church an hour prior to the service.
Born Jan. 3, 1884, in Richland township, Mr. Beehler was the son of Charles S. and Barbara Ellen WALTERS BEEHLER. He was married Dec. 25, 1911, to Grace Mae CRUM.
A retired farmer, he formerly lived in South Bend and was employed by the Studebaker corporation.
Surviving ar the wife, one daughter, Mrs. Velma EHRESMAN, Lakeville; a son, Gordon Leonard [BEEHLER], R.R. 2, Kewanna; a brother, Earl [BEEHLER], Logansport; eleven grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Ed Eash
Ed EASH, 87, R.R. 5, Rochester died at 12 20 p.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted early Sunday morning. Among the survivors are a daughter, Miss Edna EASH, who lived with her father. Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, August 30, 1967

Emerson Felder
Funeral services for Ernest Emerson FELDER, 73, Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Fulton, were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oglethorpe Hill, Atlanta, with Dr. W. W. WILLIAMSON and Rev. R. A. WHITE officiating. Burial was at Arlington cemetery, Atlanta. Mr. Felder died of a heart attack Sunday.

Ed Eash
Last rites for Ed EASH, 87, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Russell GOOD of Argos will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Ill for one week, Mr. Eash was admitted to the hospital Sunday.
He was born Feb. 13, 1880 in Fulton county to John and Elizabeth TRAPP EASH and had resided all his life in this county. He was married in Rochester July 20, 1907 to Edith MILLER, who died in 1954. Mr. Eash was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church and was a retired farmer.
A daugher, Miss Edna EASH, at home, is the only immediate survivor. A daughter and two brothers preceded in death.

Cora E. Bryant
Mrs. Cora E. BRYANT,90, Talma, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Miller nursing home here.
Born April 20, 1877 in Newcastle township, she was the daughter of Christian and Dorothy MEREDITH HORN. She was married Jan. 21, 195 to Phillip BRYANT, who died in 1945.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Delta EMMONS, Akron, and nieces and nephews. A step-son and a step-daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Josephine Jacobs
Mrs. Josephine YUSTER JACOBS died Tuesday in New York City.
Mrs. Jacobs was a niece of Arthur WILE of Rochester and was frequent visitor to this city.
Her husband was the late Arthur Leonard JACOBS, Columbus, O. Surviving are a son, Dr. Lawrence JACOBS, and a sister, mrs. Georgianna LAKIN, both of Mansfield, O.
Crypt-side rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Rochester Mausoleum with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge.

Frank W. Karn
Frank Weldon KARN, 31, Lafayette, formerly of Macy, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday at Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis.
Mr. Karn was born Feb. 15, 1936 to Frank M. and Lora E. KINZIE KARN in Miami county where he spent his entire life prior to moving to Lafayette recently. On Dec. 9, 1961 he married Anna Lou HUFFORD at Mulberry. He was employed by the Hausske-Harlen furniture factory in Peru. He was a member of the Middlefork Old German Baptist church, Mulverry.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his parents who live southeast of Macy.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Middlefork church. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Johnson funeral home, Mulberry.

Thursday, August 31, 1967

Ulysses J. Crabill
Ulysses J. CRABILL, 64, 1610 Jefferson street, died about 1 p.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted early Wednesday morning. Funeral arrangements pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

James W. Nixon
James W. NIXON, Rochester plumbing contractor, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday of a massive coronary attack suffered while he was attending a meeting of the Rochesrter Quarterbacks club at Rochester high school. He was 55 years of age.
Although he had not been in normally good health since 1963, his death was unexpected.
A resident of 1130 Fulton avenue, Mr. Nixon had resided all his life in Rochester except for a few years in Logansport. He was born here Aug. 15, 1912 to William "Ike" and Frances A. WILSON NIXON. He was married here April 7, 1946 to Marjorie CLAY, who survives.
Mr. Nixon was a veteran of World War II. He served in the famed 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions during the "Battle of the Bulge" in the winter of 1944 and then with Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's troops. Mr. Nixon was a member of the American Legion and formerly was active in several organizations of the community.
Surviving with the wife are the father, of Rochester; two sons, James Dale NIXON, with the U.S. Marine Corps at Cherry Point, N.C., and Michael Joe NIXON, at home; a daughter, Miss Marianne NIXON, Rochester; a brother, Alfred "Al" NIXON, police chief at Plymouth; and two sisters, Mrs. Dale (Mabel) DAULTON and Mrs. Joesph, Jr. (Mary Helen) AULT, both of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, September 1, 1967

Ulysses J. Crabill
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Foster & Good funeral home for Ulysses J. CRABILL, 64, 1610 Jefferson street, who died Thursday at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient a day and a half.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in [Moon] cemetery west of the city. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Crabill had been in failing health a year. A retired farmer, he was born Aug. 26, 1903, in Fulton county, the son of Lester and Dell MILLISER CRABILL. Most of his life had been spent in this county. He moved to the city last year after retireent from farming in Union township.
His marriage was July 6, 1929, in Fort Wayne to Enola MILLER, who survives. He was a member of the Manitou Moose and Eagles lodges.
Also surviving are the father, Lester CRABILL, and step-mother, Ruth CRABILL, R.R. 4, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Savilla DUKE, Muskegon, Mich.; two brothers, Carl [CRABILL], R.R. 4, Rochester, and Ermil [CRABILL], Rochester, and nieces and nephews. His mother and two brothers preceded in death.

Minnie M. Marsh
Mrs. Minnie M. MARSH, 85, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Thursday at 2:10 p.m. in Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, where she had been admitted 2 1/2 days before.
In failing health two years, Mrs. Marsh had resided two months at Prairie View Rest Home in Warsaw.
Her entire life was spent in the Burton community, where she was born Feb. 8, 1882, the daughter of John and Susannah WALES MATHIAS. Her marriage was June 24, 1906, at her parents' home to Ora M. MARSH, who survives.
She was a member of the Burton Methodist church, WSCS of the church and the Fulton County WCTU.
Also surviving are a son, Ogden [MARSH], a granddaughter, Miss Karen MARSH, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth CASTLEMAN, all of R.R. 4, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A sister and four brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Burton Methodist church with the Rev. Ron COVEY officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday until noon Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home, then at the church an hour before the service.

C. W. "Wilbur" Bussert
C. W. "Wilbur" BUSSERT, 59, native of Rochester, died Thursday at his home in Tampa, Fla. A cousin of the late Palmer and William BUSSERT of Rochester, he had moved to Tampa in 1949 from South Bend.

Saturday, September 2, 1967

[no obits]

Monday, September 4, 1967

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 5, 1967

Paul H. Lamoree
Paul H. LAMOREE, 67, Akron, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw. He had been ill several months.
Born March 19, 1900 in Akron, he was the son of Dr. Ray and Levora HOOVER LAMOREE. He was never married. He was a radio repairman.
Surviving are two brothers, Charles [LAMOREE], Warsaw, and Dr. Nile R. [LAMOREE], Denver, Colo., and two nieces.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron ceetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Ressie Davisson
Mrs. Ressie DAVISSON, 78, R.R. 1, Bunker Hill, died Saturday at 11:20 a.m. at the Friendly nursing home in Peru, after an illness of two years. She was the mother of John DAVISSON, superintendent of Rochester schools.
Born June 10, 1889, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Absalom and Sarah LaRUE HERRELL and had spent all her life in the Deer Creek township area. She was married April 1, 1911, to David Leslie DAVISSON, who died in 1965. Mrs. Davisson had taught school in Miami county. She was a member of Bennetts Switch Methodist church and Order of Eastern Star in Bunker Hill.
Also surviving are another son, Donald [DAVISSON], Indianapolis; four grandchildren, a brother and a sister.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Allen funeral home at Bunker Hill with the Rev. Paul STEELE officiatig. Burial will be in Galveston cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Amanda Stout
Mrs. Amanda STOUT, 88, Akron, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Fort Wayne Parkview hospital. She was the widow of William D. STOUT of Akron.
Born Dec. 16, 1878 in Kosciusko county, she was the daugher of Samuel and Polly LEININGER HALDEMAN. She had resided most of her life in Akron and also had lived in Huntington. Sh was a member of the Akron Eastern Star and the Huntington Christian chuch.
She is survived by nieces and nephews and four step-children, Mrs. Helen CRAIG, Akron; Mrs. Lucille STEPHENS, Memphis, Ten.; Mrs. Willodean BINNA, Modesto, Cal., and Bill STOUT, Grand Ledge, Mich.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Jesse SQUIRES officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles G. Miller
Charles G. MILLER, 86, Rochester, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday at his north shore Lake Manitou residece of a heart attack.
Mr. Miller was born Nov. 5, 1880, in Star City to Edward and Mary E. ENYEART MILLER. He homesteaded at Glendive, Mont., for 11 years and then farmed at Kewanna before moving to Lake Manitou in 1947.
His first marriage was to Margaret ROGERS who died. He then married Glenn CALVIN on March 11, 1911. She died May 8, 1959. He married Blanche GRAY SINK on Jan. 20, 1961 in Florida. Mr. Miller was a member of the Christian church of Star City.
In addition to his wife he is survived by four sons, Carl [MILLER], Munster; Calvin G. [MILLER], Washington, Pa.; Edward F. [MILLER], Franklin, and Robert E. [MILLER], South Bend; four daughters, Mrs. George (Pauline) OVERPECK, Alexandria; Mrs. Cora DIESKE, South Bend; Mrs. William (Edith) BECKWITH, Tempe, Ariz., and Mrs. Rex (Mary) RIGGS, Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Mary) JONES, Topeka, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Frances BRADRICK, Franklin; fourteen grandchildren, including Cary and Mary Ann RIGGS of Rochester, and eleven great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Graham MARSH will offficiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Star City. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Vern L. Kendall
Vern L. KENDALL, 64, Macy, died at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru, at 12:20 a.m. today after a lingering illness.
Mr. Kendall was born Feb. 22, 1903 in Miami county to John and Minnie St. CLAIRE KENDALL and lived most of his life in the Macy area. He married Eva J. GIBSON in 1924. He was a retired conductor for the Norfolk and Western railroad. He was a member of the United Brethren church of Logansport and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John MOSSMAN, Wabash, and Mrs. Earl CLEMONS, Marion; a brother, Cyril [KENDALL], Bradford, O.; a sister, Mrs. Jessie ADAIR, Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Darke-Flowers funeral home, Peru. The Rev. Harry E. RICHER will officiate. Burial will be at Davis cemetery, Burnettsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 6, 1967

Rona Kay Zartman
Rona Kay ZARTMAN, born Aug. 23, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack ZARTMAN of Cocoa, Fla., died one day after birth and was buried in New Orleans. The father is a former Rochester resident and is the son of Mrs. Roy SHELTON and a brother of Wentzel ZARTMAN of Rochester.

Nancy G. Heinsen
Mrs. Nancy G. HEINSEN, 45, 1908 Grey Twig avenue, Kokomo, formerly of Kewanna, died at her home Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Heinsen was born June 13, 1922 at Steubenville, O., to Winfield and Edith WHEATDON GILL. She graduated from Port Clinton, O., high school and attended the Ohio State university. In 1942 she married Dr. Paul B. HEINSEN. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi soority and the Grace Methodist church of Kokomo. Prior to moving to Kokomo eight years ago she lived for a year at Winamac and prior to that 10 years at Kewanna.
In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Dr. Charles HEINSEN, South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. James (Susan) RICHMOND, Bloomington, and Nancy Ann HEINSEN, at home; a sister, Miss Edith GILL, Port Clinton, O.; three brothers, Joesph GILL, Des Plaines, Ill; Wilbur GILL, Port Clinton, O., and Charles GILL, Cedar Rapids, Ia., and two grandchildren. Her father and two sons preceded in death.
Private funeral services will be Thursday. Burial will be at Port Clinton, O. Friends may call between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 10 p.m Wednesday at the Ellers murtuary in Kokomo.

Thursday, September 7, 1967

[no obits]

Friday, September 8, 1967

Claude Kindig
Claude KINDIG, 73, R.R. 2, Rochester, died this morning at the Fort Wayne veteran's hospital, where he was admitted Aug. 21, for observation and treatment. He had resided most of his life in Fulton county.
Born Sept. 24, 1896 in Akron, he was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Moose lodge.
Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. Claudia A. CLAYTON, Berkeley, Cal.; a son, Jason KINDIG, at home and a sister, Mrs. Eileen PETERSON. A son, David Allen KINDIG, died May 13, 1962. Two brothers also preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be at the Nichols cemetery, Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Lulu Piper
Mrs. Lulu PIPER, 86, R.R. 1, Rochester, a lifetime resident of Fulton county, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. She was admitted to the hospital Sept. 3, with a broken hip.
Born Oct. 26, 1880 in the McKinley neighborhood, she was the daughter of Otto and Mary ROBINSON. She was married Jan. 17, 1903 to Charles Almon PIPER, who died Jan. 9, 1929. She was a member of the Mount Zion club and the Spanish-American War Auxiliary.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James D. (Anna Ruth) TERRY, Plymouth; a son, F. Thurl PIPER, R.R. 1, Rochester; four grandchildren, Richard PIPER, Rochester; Mrs. Janet BEDORE, Kankakee, Ill.; Mrs. Carol FULLER, Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. Lynnette BENECKE, Racine, Wis.; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred ROBINSON, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth HAINES, Toledo, O. Two brothers, Henry and Frank ROBINSON, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Anna V. Bearss
Mrs. Anna Viola BEARSS, 79, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 11 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for 1 1/2 years.
Born May 2, 1888 near Piper City, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Mary Hanna McKINNEY. She was married in Fulton county March 8, 1911 to Gresham BEARSS, who survives. She had resided most of her life in the Reiter community southwest of Rochester. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and also belonged to the Reiter Community club.
Surviving with the husband are a sister, Mrs. John (Bessie) WERNER; a brother, James McKINNEY, and a nephew, Donald WERNER, all of Rochester. A sister, Mable [McKINNEY], and two brothers, Fred and John [McKINNEY], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday and after 4 p.m. Sunday. The family requests that memorials in Mrs. Bearss' name be given to charity.

Ross D. Helms
Ross D HELMS, 76, R.R. 5, Logansport, died at 6:30 a.m. today at his home after three days of serious illness.
Mr. Helms was born July 18, 1890 to John J. and Sarah CROOK HELMS in the same house in which he died. He married Ruth WINEGARDNER on Jan. 6, 1917 at Loganspot. He was a retired farmer and retired Cass county highway superintendent. He was a member of the Twelve Mile Masonic lodge No. 673, and a charter member of the Twelve Mile Lions club.
In addition to his wife he is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Lena Mae DILLMAN, Logansport; Mrs. Dorothy CRANE, Lucerne; Mrs. Ann MORRETT, Rochester; Mrs. Mary GALLAHAN, Mexico; Mrs. Lois BOWERS, Rochester, and Mrs. Elsie STRASSER, Twelve Mile; four sons, John [HELMS], Twelve Mild; Hollis and Larry Edward [HELMS], both of Logansport, and Tom [HELMS], Galveston; a sister, Mrs. Laura SIMPSON, Logansport; thirty grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, a grandchild, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCain funeral home. The Rev. G. Bright HARNE and the Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico, where Masonic services will be conducted. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, September 9, 1967

Bettie G. Kiesling
Mrs. Bettie Grace KIESLING, 78, Logansport, sister of Mrs. Vera SAPP of Lake Manitou, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview hospital.
Her husband, A. E. KIESLING, is senior member of the Indiana Growers Association of Logansport and Fulton county. Also surviving are a daughter, a son, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport and burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery in Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Roy D Price
Roy D. PRICE, 51, Culver, formerly of Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday of a heart seizure, at a meeting in the Culver town hall. Among the survivors are two brothers, Harold and John [PRICE], and his mother, Mrs. Rhoda PRICE, all of Rochester. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver.

Monday, September 11, 1967

Jane Albro
Mrs. Jane ALBRO, 90, Terre Haute, died Aug. 15, and services were there. She formerly lived in the Grass Creek community and graveside rites were held in the cemetery there.

Norma Zink
Word has been received of the death Sept. 1 at the Baptist hospital in Louisville, Ky., of Mrs. John (Norma) ZINK, formerly of Rochester. Her husband formerly was manager of the Armour Creameries plant here. Two sons, John and Vincent [ZINK], survive with the husband.

Roy D. Price
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver for Roy D. PRICE, 51, former Rochester resident who died Friday at 11:45 p.m. of a heart attack while attending a meeting at the Culver town hall.
The Rev. Carl BAKER will officiate ad burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Memorial services will be held at the funeral home tonight at 7:30 o'clock by Culver chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and graveside services will be by Culver Masonic lodge.
Mr. Price had not been ill previously and his death was a shock to family and friends. He was agent for Prudential Life Insurance company of America.
Born in Fulton county Aug. 15, 1916, he was the son of Guy and Rhode O'CONNELL PRICE and had moved to Culver from Rochester 17 years ago.
He was a member of the Culver Masonic lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite, past worthy patron of Order of Eastern Star at Culver, the Culver American Legion Post and was a Republican precinct committeeman.
His marriage was Sept. 28, 1941, at Rochester to Joanne MILLER, who survives. His wife is clerk-elect of Marshall county and now serves as deputy county recorder.
Also surviving are two daughters, Judy and Janelle [PRICE], at home; his mother, Mrs. Rhoda PRICE, Rochester, and two brothers, Harold and John PRICE, both of Rochester.

Etta May Meiser
Mrs. Etta May MEISER, 78, R.R. 1, Rochester (Green Oak community), died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Tuesday after fracturing her hip.
Born Nov. 11, 1888 in Richland township, she had resided all her life in Fulton county. Her parents were Harvey and Catherine WISE OVERMYER. She was married April 8, 1911 at Richland Center to Charles W. MEISER. She was a member of Grace Methodist church, the Green Oak Community club and the Evergreen Rebekah lodge.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Rolland O. [MEISER], Michigan City, and Norman E. [MEISER], R.R. 2, Rochester; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Miss Nettie OVERMYER, North Manchester, and a nephew, Nelson OVERMYER, Osceola. A brother, Walter [OVERMYER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday 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. The family requests donations to church or charity in memory of Mrs. Meiser.

Sarah M. Clay
Mrs. Sarah Margaret CLAY, 87, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Cardinal Convalescent home, South Bend, where she had been a patient for the past 10 years.
Mrs. Clay was born June 13, 1880 in Fulton county to John and Clara FULTZ SHAFFER. She married Charles EMMONS March 14, 1896. He died in 1909. On May 21, 1910 she married Roy CLAY, who died in 1951.
Survivors are a son, Lester EMMONS, Lake Worth, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Edna SMITH, Province, Cal.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Deddie CLAY EMMONS; two step-sons, Raymond CLAY, Winamac, and Everett CLAY, Dearborn, Mich.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Helen EMMONS, Talma; eight grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are set tentatively for Wednesday afernoon 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.

Arden L. Sweet
A Rochester youth was fatally injured in an automobile-motorbike collision and his companion was injured in front of the Burton Methodist church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. It was Fulton county's fifth traffic fatality of the year.
Arden Layton "Artie" SWEET, 18, 1608 Wallace avenue, operator of a 1967 Honda motorbike, was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital. He was the son of William H. and Opal HATTERY SWEET.
His companion, David CROUSSORE, 16, 1131 Franklin avenue, was reported in "good" condition today at the hospital.
Three officers - Sheriff Homer CARR, Deputy Sheriff Don O'DELL and State Trooper Don SMITH - investigated.
They said Harold R. MIKESELL, 65, R.R. 1, Macy, traveling north on County Road 330 West in a 1961 Chevrolet, came to a stop at Burton road and, seeing no traffic coming, drove into the intersection at about 5 mph. The motorbike, westbound on the Burton road, skidded about 62 feet and hit the right side of the car.
Trooper Smith said the switch to the lights on the motorbike was in the "off" position after the collision. State law requires lighs on motorbikes and motorcucles to be on whenever the vehicles are in operation. Both boys were wearing helmets.
Injuries to Sweet were listed as fracture to lower skull and neck, brain damage and lacerations about the head. Croussore's injuries were laceration of the nose, abrasions of the legs and feet and contusions of the upper face.
Arden Layton "Artis" Sweet, was born July 6, 1949 in Rochester and had lived here all his life. He was emloyed by he Kessler Pole Building company of Rochester.
Surviving with the parents are five sisters, Mrs. William (Patricia) MASTERSON, Norma, Wilma, Becky and Kathy [SWEET[, all of Rochester; two brothers, William Henry [SWEET], Jr., R.R. 4, Rochester, and George SWEET, at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edith HATTERY, Rochester; three nieces and numerous aunts and uncles.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in he Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Bessie W. Riddle
Bessie W. RIDDLE, 80, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Samaritan hospital in Ashland, O. Her husband, the Rev. Earl M. RIDDLE, died April 13, 1963.
She was a member of the First Brethren church, Roanoke, Ind.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd CALHOUN, Marion, O.; and Mrs. Norman RONK, Ashland; two sons, Dr. Jackson W. RIDDLE, Norwich, N.Y., and Philip M. RIDDLE, New York City; ten grandchidlren; two sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Park Street Brethren church in Ashland. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here Wednesday morning. Graveside rites at the Reichter cemetery will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Edith Scott
Mrs. Edith G. SCOTT, 77, Mentone, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at her cottage at Big Chapman lake near Warsaw. She had been ill for several years.
Born Aug. 24, 1890 near Sidney, she was the daughter of Scott and Ella PARKS POLAND. She was married at Niles, Mich., July 5, 1907 to Ross A. SCOTT, who died March 13, 1948. She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church and the Mentone chapter of World War II Mothers.
Surviving are a son, W. F. SCOTT, Logansport; four daughters, Mrs. Clayton (Maxine) HOLLOWAY, Mentone; Ethna SCOTT of Mentone, Kosciusko county Recorder; Mrs. Alva (Vera) WOOD, Michiagn City, and Mrs. Robert (Betty) LENTZ, Springfield, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Nora LINES, Miss Ora POLAND and Mrs. Ruby MEASE, all of North Manchester; two brothers, Newton POLAND, Murfreesboro, Tenn., ad Thomas POLAND, Sidney; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove cemetery southwest of Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 12, 1967

Bessie W. Riddle
Mrs. Bessie W. RIDDLE, 80, who died Sunday in Ashland, O., was the sister-in-law of George RIDDLE, Raymond RIDDLE, Charles RIDDLE, Mrs. Mable WILSON and Lynus BORTON, all of Fulton county. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in Ashland. Graveside rites are set for 1:30 p.m. Wedesday at the Reichter cemetery near Rochester. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, September 12, 1967

Sarah M. Clay
Final rites for Mrs. Sarah Margaret CLAY, 87, Rochester, who died Sunday in South Bend, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Graham MARSH will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Orpha Worl
Last rites for Mrs. Orpha Jane WORL, 80, formerly of Kewanna, who died at Johnson City, Tenn., Saturday, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Kewanna Church of Christ.
The Revs. Ronald PRILLIMAN and Bruce BURDICK will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Kewana. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.
Mrs. Worl had lived in Johnson City since last June 1. Born Aug. 11, 1887 in Monterey, she was the daughter of William H. and Dora ROBINSON WILSON. She was married to Rev. Albert WORL Sept. 6, 1908. She was a member of the Fort Myers (Fla.) Church of Christ.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Ralph [WORL], Fort Worth, Texas, and Robert [WORL], Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph OVERMYER, Kewana; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Two sons and a daughter preceded in death.

Wednesday, September 13, 1967

Alden G. Jones
Alden G. JONES, 59, R.R. 2, Claypool, died of a heart attack at noon Tuesday at the home of friends in Warsaw.
Mr. Jones was born April 19, 1908 at Burket and lived all his life in that area. He married Emma SPARROW March 31, 1961. He was employed by Holiday at Wakarusa. He attended the Burket E.U.B. church and was a member o the Eagles lodge at Warsaw.
Survivors are two sons, Alden [JONES], Jr., Pierceton, and Howard [JONES], U.S. Army, Germany; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Iris) DICKENHOFF, Mentone, and three children.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial home, Mentone. The Revs. Paul GARNER and Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be at Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thursday, September 14, 1967

Beverly A. Paxton
Mrs. Beverly Ann PAXTON, 32, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Paxton was born Aug. 13, 1935 at Worcester, Mass., to Francis and Katherine BRADLEY. She married Earl L. "Bud" PAXTON on Nov. 30, 1953 at Monck's Corner, S.C. She came here with her husband, who operates a trucking business, from Charleston, S.C., 12 years ago.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughers, Mary Sue, Rita Ann, Rosemarie and Linda Lee [PAXTON], all at home her mother, Katherine BRADLEY, Charleston, S.C., and several brothers and sisters who reside in the East.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of God. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday, and from 9:30 a.m. Saturday to the hour of service at the church.

Friday, September 15, 1967

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Saturday, September 16, 1967

J. F. Love
J. F. "Jack" LOVE, 77, Akron, died at 2:25 p.m. Friday at the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient for three months. He had been ill four months.
Mr. Love was born July 25, 1890 in Miami county and spent almost all his life in the Akron area. He married Golda HIGH Feb. 12, 1915 at Akron. She died in 1962. He was a retired steam engineer and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Survivors are two sons, Charles D. [LOVE], Akron, and James [LOVE], Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter Mrs. Dwight (Jaunita) BERRY, Liberty Center; a sister, Margaret ROSE, Gary; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON and the Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be at Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tamara Sue Dickover
Tamara Sue DICKOVER, daughter of Patricia MORROW DICKOVER, 236 Erie street, died at 4:31 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she was born 19 hours previously.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Thresa Ann [DICKOVER], and two brothers, Todd Lee and Troy Allen [DICKOVER], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert CHALK, Rochester, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elven "Peck" HOLLOWAY, R.R. 6, Rochester.
Graveside services were this afternoon at Citizens cemetery. The Rev. Graham MARSH officiated. Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Monday, September 18, 1967

Carrie T. Shriner
Mrs. Carrie T. SHRINER, 78, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been partially ill for 18 years with arthritis.
Mrs. Shriner lived in the Indian Village area on the Tippecanoe river near U.S. 31. She had resided in Rochester 22 years, moving here with her husband in 1945 after his retirement following 30 years as operator of a retail-wholesale meat business in Indianapolis.
She was born Dec. 15, 1889 to Charles Rayburn and Caroline KUENZLE WARNER. She was married Oct. 7, 1910 in St. Louis to John T. SHRINER, who survives. Also surviving are several relatives in St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wallace W. Eckart
Wallace W. ECKART, 51, Waukesha, Wis., son of Mrs. Marie HALLMAN ECKART, Rochester, and the late Walter W. ECKART, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in Waukesha. He had been ill several months with a brain tumor.
Mr. Eckat was well known in the Rochester area. His parents had a farm in the Millark community and he was a member of the Rocheste Elks lodge.
Born, April, 1916 in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Mr. Eckart had lived in Waukesha three years and in Chicago and Indianapolis before that. He was a sales representative with the Blatz brewing company of Milwaukee. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church of Bookfield, Wis., and a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are the wife, Mary Kay BRYANT ECKART, a son, Wallace "Bud" ECKART, at home; the mother, a brother, W. F. ECKART, R.R. 1, Rochester. His father died in 1947. Two sons died in 1950 and 1953. A brother, Leland [ECKART], was a World War II pilot who was killed in action.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. John's Lutheran church, Brookfield, Wis. Private burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery near Rochester, with the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in charge of arrangements.

Arlo B. Gray
Arlo B. GRAY, 68, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks. He had been in failing health four years.
Born Jan. 20, 1899 in Argos, he was the son of Emery and Arminta CORMAY GRAY. He was a retired employee of Indiana Metal Products company here. He was married to Lena E. HAMMERAL Dec. 24, 1922 in Elkhart.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert [GRAY], Goshen, and Jack [GRAY], Elkhart; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Richard [GRAY], Edina, Minn., and Lloyd [GRAY], Palm Gardens, Fla. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Fred HANES officiating. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery at Elkhart. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Leslie M. Mahler
Leslie M. MAHLER, 66, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after an extended illness.
Mr. Mahler was born Jan. 29, 1901 near Athens to Gideon and Wanda MYERS MAHLER and spent most of his life in the Culver community. On Sept. 26, 1923 he married Mary Bernice MARSH in Marshall county. She survives. He was a farmer and breeder of registered Angus cattle. He was a past noble grand of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Barbara) QUIVEY, Wabash; a son, Martin [MAHLER], R.R. 1, Culver; a sister, Mrs. Stephen (Ruth) SAVAGE, R.R. 3, Argos, and three grandchildren. A daughter, Betty Lou [MAHLER], died at age five.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Revs. W. Ray KUHN and Calvin DANIELS will officiate. Burial will be at Poplar Grove cemetery. The Maxinkuckee lodge will conduct services at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Henry Swing
Henry SWING, 82, Argos, died in his sleep of a heart condition at 4 a.m. today at the Klapp nursing home, Argos.
Mr. Swing was born Feb. 15, 1885, to John S and Flora A. WELCHER SWING in Tipton county. Fifty years ago he moved from Sharpsville to Green township west of Argos where he had since resided. He was a retired farmer and employee of the Marshall county highway department. He was married to Anna PLANALP on Feb. 22, 1905 in Ripley county. He was a member of the Sharpsville Methodist church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Darold (Helen) HANS, Morengo, Ill. a sister, Mrs. Goldie HODSON, Argos; a granddaughter, and three great-grandsons.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Helen Stevick
Mrs. Helen TAYLOR STEVICK, Champaign, Ill., formerly of Rochester, died in an Urbana, Ill., nursing home Monday.
Mrs. Stevick was born in 1889 in Rocheser to J.W. and Mary MILLER TAYLOR. She married David W. STEVICK and they purchased The Champaign News in 1915 and The Campaign Gazette in 1919.
Since the death of her husband in 1935, Mrs. Miller had been president and publisher of The News-Gazette and its radio station, WDWS.

Wednesday, September 20, 1967

Marine Lance Cpl. Billy R. Salyer
Marine Lance Cpl. Billy R. SALYER, brother-in-law of the former Sue MORGAN of Rochester, died Sept. 13, of wounds received in a mortar attack in Quant Tri Province, Vietnam, the Defense Department announced. In Vietnam since last March 7, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl SALYER of Silver Lake.

Dorothy A. O'Dell
Dorothy A. O'DELL, 71, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. O'Dell was born July 28, 1896 to Obe and Amelia KELLER CHRISTOPHER in Tippecanoe county. She married Clyde O'DELL in 1917. He died in 1963.
Survivors are two brothers, Lawrence CHRISTOPHER, Kewanna, and William CHRISTOPHER, Wolcott, and nieces and nephews. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison chapel, Kewanna. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call after noon Thursday at the funeral home.

William O. Tracy
William Orval TRACY, 84, Argos, died at his home at 7:10 a.m. today after an extended illness.
Mr. Tracy was born May 1, 1883 at Inwood to Isaac and Ella HOLLOWELL TRACY. He married Pearl JOHNSTON on April 28, 1905 at Plymouth. She survives. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Argos Masonic Lodge 399.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Coy (Lois) MASON, Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. Roth (Mary) CLINE, Culver, and Mrs. Theodore (Maude) McLAUGHLIN, Chicago; four sons, Hershel [TRACY], Plymouth; Robert [TRACY], Phoenix, Ariz.; Roy [TRACY], Argos, and Gene [TRACY], Summerdale, N.J.; a sister, Blanche BORING, and a brother, Donald [TRACY], both of Bourbon; twenty-five grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Masonic services will be at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 21, 1967 to Saturday, September 23, 1967

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Monday, September 25, 1967

Elmer J. Redman
Elmer J. REDMAN, 84, died this morning at 6 o'clock in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. Ill the past six years, he had resided in Greene township southwest of Argos most of his life. A retired farmer, Mr. Redman was born Sept. 28, 1882, at Lakeville. He was married to Mary ROBINSON, who died in January, 1961. His parents were John and Almira BENNETT REDMAN and he was a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World.
Surviving are three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, along with a son-in-law, John FELKE, Rochester. A daughter, Mrs. Kathryn FELKE, preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Everett B. Long
Everett B. LONG, 59, Logansport, died at 3 a.m. today at Memorial hospital, Logansport, of burns received Sept. 9, 1967 at the General Tire plant in Logansport.
Mr. Long was born Feb. 8, 1908 to Clarence and Verda BUTT LONG at Grass Creek. He married Maxine GEYER April 30, 1932. He was employed at General Tire as a maintenance man. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Roger WILLIAMS, Muncie; a daughter, Mrs. James YOUNG, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil (Marie M.) GWIN, Walkerton, and Mrs. Robert THOMAS, Grass Creek, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church. The Rev. Robert STECKERT and the Rev. John REDDIX will officiate. Burial will be at Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call afternoon Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, and for one hour before services at the church.

Tuesday, September 26, 1967

Oscar G. Monesmith
Oscar G. MONESMITH, 83, R.R. 4, Rochester, Aubbeenaubbee township, died at 8 a.m. Monday at Healthwin hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient for six months.
Mr. Monesmith was born Jan. 6, 1884 in Fulton county to Thomas and Emaline BISHOP MONESMITH. He spent his entire life in Fulton county. He was a farmer. He married Nettie MAHLER April 7, 1907. She died Jan. 10, 1945.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Pauline OVERMYER, Monterey; Mrs. Vera CALHOUN, Delong, and Mrs. Jane FRIEBE, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Bessie BENNETT, Bradenton, Fla.; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver. The Rev. Norris KING will officite. Burial will be at Monterey. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Dallas F. Zolman
Dallas F. ZOLMAN, 79, South Bend, a Fulton county native, died at 9 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Thursday.
Born Aug. 10, 1888, he was the son of John and Susan HAIMBAUGH ZOLMAN. A retired carpenter, he was married to Grace SMITH in Talma.
Among the survivors are the wife; a niece, Mrs. Davane FELTS, R.R. 1, Rochester, and a nephew, Charles KOCHENDERFER, Rochester. A son, Donald [ZOLMAN], died in 1951.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Forest G. Hay funeral home at South Bend. Burial will be in South Bend.

Mattie Keel
Mrs. Mattie SURFACE KEEL, 88, Fulton, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Sept. 9. She had been seriously ill for two weeks.
She had resided most of her life in the Fulton vicinity, also living in Rochester for 25 years. Born Sept. 19, 1879 in Newton, Ind., she was the daughter of Ervin and Isabelle GROSS BECKLEY. She moved to Fulton county from Henning, Ill.
On Jan. 8, 1902 she was married to George F. SURFACE, who died Oct. 18, 1925. On Sept. 19, 1936, she was married to Solomon KEEL, who died March 14, 1958. She was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church and of the Ladies Aid of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Isabelle) McCROSKY, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Voris (Edna Mary) ZARTMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ray (Cleo) GLASS, Rochester; a step-son, Myron KEEL, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Ethel) LaPAGE, West Richfield, O.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bess CUMMINGS, Rochester; four grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were a daughter, Miss Ruth SURFACE, on May 21, 1916; a son, George Paul SURFACE, on June 18, 1915; a great-grandchild, Jan Marie ZARTMAN, on March 23, 1965; four brothers and a sister.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. ISGRIGG officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Rebecca A. Freese
Mrs. Rebecca Alnora FREESE, 93, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient since May. Mrs. Freese was born Jan. 30, 1874 to Jackson and Mary Elizabeth HOOD WAGONER in Fulton county. She had been in failing health for several years. Her entire life was spent in Fulton county. On Sept. 29, 1894 she married Francis Solomon FREESE, who died Nov. 12, 1944.
Surviving are seven daughers, Mrs. Hazel WALSH, South Bend; Mrs. Paul (Florence) BURNS, Rochester; Mrs. Emery (Gladys) DAVIS, Culver; Mrs. Roy (Mary Ethel) JOCHIM, Chicago; Miss Marquise FREESE, Los Angeles; Mrs. Robert (Annabelle) KLINE, Culver and Mrs. Robert (Cleo) FERNBAUGH, Munster; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur MATTHEWS, Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. John BEALL, Jamestown, N.Y.; fourteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Guy, Francis and Eldon [WAGONER], preceded in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be at Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cora A. Worsham
Mrs. Cora A. WORSHAM, 67, Tippecanoe, died about midnight Monday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after an extended illness.
Born Jan. 8, 1900, in Marshall county, Kan., she was the daughter of Edward and Edith ZOPF and had lived in the Tippecanoe community 50 years, moving there from Dixon, Ill. She was married Nov. 8, 1919, at Tippecanoe to Emanuel "Dudge" WORSHAM, who survives.
Her husbsand is well-known as a driver and breeder of harness race horses.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Joan) CRIST, South Bend; three sons, Joe [WORSHAM], Indianapolis; Richard [WORSHAM], South Bend, and Gene [WORSHAM], Mishawaka; ten grandchildren; one sister, Miss Grace ZOPF, Phoenix, Ariz.; and two brothers, Edward ZOPF, Lansing, Mich., and Theodore ZOPF, Lydick, Ind.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. James GABHEART officiating. Burial will be in Summit Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thelma M. Hougland
Mrs. Thelma M. HOUGLAND,l 64, Plymouth, former Argos resident, died Monday at 6:15 p.m. at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where she had been admitted earlier in the day. Death was due to heart ailment.
Born Oct. 15, 1902, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas SMITH and had moved from Argos to Plymouth three years ago. She was married at Scottsburg Aug. 8, 1926, to Harold HOUGLAND, who survives.
Mrs. Hougland was a school teacher in her earlier years and graduated from Indiana State college. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church and WSCS.
Surviving, besides the husband, are one son, Lt. Thomas HOUGLAND, Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, Texas; her stepmother, Mrs. Cora MONTCOMERY, Scottsburg, and a stepbrother, Ivan MONTGOMERY, Seattle.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where services will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. with the Revs. Arthur SCHENCK and Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Services also will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Stewart funeral home at Scottsburg with burial in the city cemetery there.

Wednesday, September 27, 1967

Owen Earl Singrey
Owen Earl SINGREY, 84, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 2:15 a.m. today at his home of a heart condition after a year's illness.
Mr. Singrey was born May 30, 1883 to Thomas B. and Martha A. BENNETT SINGREY northwest of Bourbon. He spent his entire life in the Bourbon and Argos communities. He married Zora HAINES in 1906. She died in 1922. On march 15, 1927 he married Dolly Marie STIENBARGER, who survives. He was a retired salesman for the McNess company and was a member of the Apostolic church of Bourbon.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Louis (Mary) YOUNGMAN, Waukesha, Wis.; Mrs. Willis (Carol) WAKEMAN, Elkhart; Mrs. Norman (Betty) NIFONG, Bourgon; Mrs. Robert (Jane) LaFOLLETTE, Warsaw, and Mrs. Ray (Helen) STEINBICER, Elkhart; four sons, Arnond [SINGREY], Argos; Russell [SINGREY], Bremen; Mark [SINGREY], Indianapolis, and Cleo [SINGREY], Syracuse; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Pearl) MARTIN, Argos; thirty-three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. John REID will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, September 28, 1967

Alvin C. Gregory
An Argos night watchman was killed at 12:15 a.m. today when a Norfolk and Western freight train struck his car at the railroad crossing at the south edge of Argos.
According to Dr. James O. CAURSEY, Marshall county coroner, Alvin C. GREGORY, 67, R.R. 1, Argos, died of a crushed skull and massive fractures.
Mr. Gregory was born June 30, 1900 to William and Ardella WARNER-GREGORY at Macy. He moved to Argos 12 years ago from Plymouth. He was employed by the E. E. Ely sawmill, Argos. On Nov. 4, 1945 he married Emma WINTER, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four step-daughters, Sister CLARISE, St. Joseph hospital, Kokomo; Mrs. George (Madeline) MARTIN, Logansport; Mrs. Gene (Catherine) NUSER, Winamac; Mrs. Leo (Agnes) SIEMENS, Medaryville; two step-sons, Daniel WINTER, Kokomo, and Frank WINTER, Calumet City, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel DeMONT and Mrs. Lois CLINE, both of Kokomo, and Mrs. Ruth ROUCH, Fulton; a brother, Harold [GREGORY], Akron, O. and sixteen step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, September 29, 1967

Katherine S. Whallon
Mrs. Katherine S. WHALLON, 71, Akron, died at 11 p.m. Thursday in the Indianapolis Methodist hospital.
Born march 28, 1896 in Akron, she was a lifetime resident of Akron. She was the daughter of Absalom and Hattie STRONG KISTLER. She was married Oct. 23, 1919 to Dr. Evan WHALLON. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Mu-Gam, Twi-ze-Month and Akron Women's clubs. She was a graduate of Akron high school and Northwestern university
Surviving with the husband are a son, Evan [WHALLON], Columbus, O.; two daughters, Harriett WHALLON, New York City, and Mrs. Stan (Jean) BURROWS, Norwich, N.Y.; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Dan BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, September 30, 1967

Robert Merl Kistler
Robert Merl KISTLER, 50, Fulton, died at 1:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Sept. 11. He had been in declining health for three years.
Mr. Kistler was born Sept. 1, 1917 to Cecil and Nellie HIATT KISTLER in Pulaski county. He had spent most of his life in the Fulton area coming there from Star City. He was married Feb. 26, 1938 to Maxine RANS. He was a farmer and an employee of the Fulton county highway department. He was a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Howard [KISTLER], Fulton, and Joe [KISTLER], Lucerne; a daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Jean) BOWEN, R.R. 1, Kokomo; four brothers, Harold [KISTLER], Kewanna; Darl [KISTLER], Francesville, Rev. Richard [KISTLER], Churubusco, and Dean [KISTLER], Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Ruth) SUTTON, Lucerne; a grandmother, Mrs. Emma ALLEN, Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Ralph [KISTLER], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate. Burial will be at Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Earl Pressnall
Earl PRESSNALL, 74, Beaver Dam Lake, was found dead at his home about 5 p.m. Friday. Dr. Joe MISHLER, Kosciusko county coroner, placed the time of death as late Wednesday or early Thursday.
Mr. Pressnall was born May 23, 1893, to Frank and Emma PRESSNALL at Akron. His wife, Pearl [PRESSNALL], died in 1959. He was a pharmacist and a member of the American Legion at Indianapolis.
He is survived by a daugher, Mrs. Mary PETERSON, Indianapolis; a son, Philip [PRESSNALL], San Diego, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Pauline FAIRCHILD, Phoenix, Ariz., and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Dan BENGSTON will officiate. Cremation will follow.

Monday, October 2, 1967

Goldie Pearson
Mrs. Goldie PEARSON, 82, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient several days. Born July 21, 1885 in Akron, she was the daughter of Theron and Anna HARROLD BARBER. She was married in 1903 to Clifford PEARSON, who died in 1948. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nondus EIKENBERRY, R.R. 2, Akron; a son, Charles [PEARSON], R.R. 2, Akron; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Alma) SOMMER, Peru; Mrs. Bill (Addie) NIGHTINGALE, and Mrs. Zella GREER, both of South Bend; a brother, David BARGER, Niles, Mich A son preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John W. Shireman
Funeral services for John W. SHIREMAN, 72, R.R. 4, Plymouth, who died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, were Friday at the Johnson funeral home, Plymouth. Burial was at Akron cemetery.
Mr. Shireman was born Mar. 23, 1895 at Akron. He had resided at Plymouth for 45 years. On June 22, 1914 he married Bessie SMITH at St. Joseph, Mich. She died in 1961. He was a retired employee of the Wheelabrator corporation, Mishawaka.
Surviving are seven sons, Robert, Carroll and John [SHIREMAN], Jr., all of Plymouth; Harold [SHIREMAN], South Haven, Mich.; Donald and Charles [SHIREMAN], both of Granger, and John Dale [SHIREMAN], Osceola; five daughters, Mrs. Donald MITCHELL, Mrs. Thomas HAYDEN and Mrs. Barbara KNIGHT, all of Rochester, and Mrs. George DAVIS and Mrs. Jean KETCHUM, both of Osceola; a sister, Mrs. Eunice KAMP, Rochester; a brother, Charles [SHIREMAN], South Whitley; thirty-one grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, October 3, 1967

Ethel B. Lough
Ethel B. LOUGH, 82, 416 West Eighth street, died Monday at 2:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient two months.
Born in Richland township March 29, 1885, she was the daughter of Frank and Susan BABCOCK BUNN and had spent her life in the Rochester area. She was married April 30, 1902, to Clyde M. LOUGH, who died in 1951.
Mrs. Lough was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two sons, George M. [LOUGH], Logansport, and Gresham F. [LOUGH], R.R. 3, rochester; ten grandchildren; a brother, A. E. BUNN, R.R. 4, Rochester; nieces and nephews. Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester E.U.B. church with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 7 p.m. today to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and at the church an hour before the service.

Wednesday, October 4, 1967

Pearl Mae Wallace
Mrs. Pearl Mae WALLACE, 80, Plymouth, a former Fulton county resident, died at 9:40 p.m. tuesday at Plymouth Parkview hospital. She had been in failing health 10 years and seriously ill two months.
Born July 26, 1887 in Argos, she was the daughter of Morris and Jane POWERS BENNETT. She was married July 8, 1904 in Plymouth to Frank WALLACE, who survives. They had lived in Plymouth 23 years, moving there from near Argos. She also had lived in Fulton county. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Gilead Methodist church near Argos.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Anna Jane STOCKBERGER, Argos, and Mrs. Merle (Ruby) SHIVELY, Warsaw; seven sons, Wayne [WALLACE], Falls Church, Va.; Kenton and Morris [WALLACE], Jr., both of Argos; Carl [WALLACE], Napa, Cal.; Ray [WALLACE], Westville; Donald [WALLACE], Leesburg, and Frank [WALLACE], Plymouth; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Fern ZINK, Plymouth.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Thursday. Rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Douglas STANWYCK officiating. Burial will be in the Plymouth Oak Hill cemetery.

Thursday, October 5, 1967

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Friday, October 6, 1967

Gertrude S. Corwin
Gertrude S. CORWIN, 58, R.R. 4 (Myers Lake) Plymouth, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient with a heart condition for one week.
Mrs. Corwin was born Aug. 1, 1909 at Portsmouth, O., to Julius and Margaret DUVALL HOERTEL. She married Estel B. CORWIN on May 1, 1931 at Greenup, Ky. She moved to Plymouth 20 years ago from Glen Ellyn, Ill. She was a machine operator at the World Production company, Plymouth. She was a member of the Methodist church, Order of Eastern Star and the Business and Professional Women's club, all of Plymouth.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harold TETER and Mrs. Charles ALBRIGHT, both of Plymouth; her mother, Mrs. J.B. HOERTEL, Portsmouth, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret FAIRTRACE, La Grange Park, Ill., and Mrs. Hermina LAYTON and Mrs. Lilian CURSIO, both of Portsmouth, O., and two brothers, Paul HOERTEL, Portsmouth, O., and Vernon HOERTEL, Columbus, O.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m Saturday at the funeral home. The Plymouth Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Charles H. Schafer
Charles Henry SCHAFER, 18, Sault Saint Marie, Ontario, Canada, formerly of near Argos, died in a head-on automobile-truck collision at 11 p.m. Wednesday. One other passenger in the car was killed and another is in serious condition in a hospital.
Mr. Schafer was born Oct. 17, 1948 at Plymouth to Charles and Sarah BUSWELL SCHAFER, who reside at R.R. 4, Plymouth. He had been employed in Canada for the past year.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Earl [SCHAFER], a student at Rosenberg college, Switzerland, and Robert [SCHAFER], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl SCHAFER, Culver, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lilie BUSWELL, Culver.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Grossman funeral home, Argos.

Sadie Waddups
Mrs. [Sadie] WADDUPS, 81, a native and lifelong resident of Grass Creek, died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.
She was born July 26, 1886. She was married to George Edward WADDUPS, who died in September, 1947. She was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive. Four daughters, a son and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. John REDDIX officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 7, 1967

Charles H. Schafer
Funeral services for Charles Henry SCHAFER, 18, Sault Saint Marie, Ontario, Canada, formerly of near Argos, who was killed in an automobile-truck collision in Canada Wednesday night, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.
The Rev. Harold W. HOBMAN and the Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate. Burial will be at the Masonic cemetery, Culver.
In addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCHAFER, R.R. 4, Plymouth, he is survived by two brothers, Earl [SCHAFER], a student at Rosenburg college, Switzerland, and Robert [SCHAFER], at home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl SCHAFER, Culver, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillie BUSWELL, Culver.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, October 9, 1967

Karl W. Hartung
Karl W. HARTUNG, former Rochester tailor, died Saturday at 3:55 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Hartung, who resided at 1109 Bancroft avenue, was 80 years of age.
The third generation of his family to follow the tailor's trade, Mr. Hartung was associated many years with his father, Herman [HARTUNG], in operation of a tailor's shop beneath Bailey's Hardware.
He was born in Fort Wayne March 14, 1887, the son of Herman and Charlotta KIRKOFF HARTUNG and was married Sept. 14, 1912, in this city to Mabel ALSPACH, who survives.
Mr. Hartung had been a member of the local I.O.O.F. lodge for 54 years.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Wilma) ABERLE, Dayton, O.; three sons, Robert [HARTUNG], Woodland Hills, Cal.; Phillip [HARTUNG], Plymouth, and Donald [HARTUNG], Grand Haven, Mich.; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.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 at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be given to the donor's favorite charity.

Lee Ora Walters
Lee Ora WALTERS, 79, 127 East Donald street, South Bend, formerly of Rochester, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday in Healthwin hospital at South Bend. He had been ill since July.
Born Sept. 12, 1888 in Rochester, he was the son of John and Etta WALTERS. He had lived at South Bend 45 years, moving from Rochester. He was married to Florence CARBEINER in 1910. She died in 1921. He was married in South Bend to Helen KERCH June 29, 1922.
Surviving with the wife are seven [sic] children, including Mrs. Gertrudge HARE, South Whitley; Mrs. Blanche BASKEY, Richard WALTERS, Mrs.. Audrey SIX and Miss Donna Kay WALTERS, all of South Bend; eighteen grandchildren, and thirty-five great-grandchildren; a brother, the Rev. Clyde WALTERS, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie FULWIDER, both of Rochester.
Friends may call at the Forest G. Hay funeral home, 1201 South Michigan street, South Bend, until noon Wednesday, when the body will be taken to the Broadway E.U.B. church in South Bend. Services will be at the church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Orla BRADFORD officiating. Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery.

Dorothy Anne Glentzer
Rites will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Dorothy Anne GLENTZER, 42, former Rochester resident who was killed Saturday afternoon in a traffic accident near Greenfield.
Mrs. Glentzer, R.R. 7, Greenfield, died when her car ran off a Hancock county road and struck a tree.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate at services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Feb. 25, 1925, Mrs. Glentzer was the daughter of Frank and Frances CYGERT COTTON.
Surviving are her husband, Roy [GLENTZER]; her mother, Mrs. Frances COTTON MUNSON, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. David (Lorraine) HUNTER, Rochester, and Mrs. Jeff (Carol Sue) MILLER, Hudson, Fla.; two grandchildren and her step-father, George MUNSON.

Lawrence Hissong
Lawrence HISSONG, 83, a lifetime resident of the Poplar Grove community near Argos, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. He was admitted Tuesday with a heart condition.
Born Oct. 8, 1883 in Green township, Marshall county, he was the son of Hamilton and Mary Jane DINSMORE HISSONG. He was married to Carrie C. SMITH July 14, 1912. She died Nov. 11, 1964. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist church, the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge 373 and the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge. he was a past noble grand of the Odd Fellows. he also was a longtime member of the Encampment and Canton I.O.O.F. orders of Rochester.
Surviving are two sons, Loren [HISSONG], Argos, and Wayne [HISSONG], Leiters Ford, and five grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Poplar Grove Methodist church with the Revs. W. Ray KUHN and Calvin DANIELS officaiting.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Poplar Grove. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour before services. Memorial services will be conducted by the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Friends are invited.

Tuesday, October 10, 1967 to Thursday, October 12, 1967

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Friday, October 13, 1967

Lillie Bowling
Mrs. Lillie BOWLING, 69, Paoli, died at 8:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. She was visiting Mr. and Mrs. K. M. STEVENS, R.R. 6, Rochester, when she suffered a heart attack Saturday and was taken to the hospital.
Her son, the Rev. William BOWLING of Louisville, Ky., and daughters, Mrs. Marlene FRANZ, Paoli, and Mrs. Alice WOODRUFF, New Albany, arrived here Sunday morning.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Burial will be in Louisville.

Saturday, October 14, 1967

Monroe Zellers
Monroe ZELLERS, 86, Kewanna, died at his home at 1:30 a.m. today.
Mr. Zellers was born July 30, 1881 at Kewanna to Rudolph and Lucy GARMAN ZELLERS. He married Dottie HARTZ on April 9, 1908 at Rochester. He was a plumber and well driller and a member of the Eagles lodge, Logansport.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gerald A. [ZELLERS], South Bend, and Harry W. [ZELLERS], Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Arlene NESS, Grass Creek; a sister, Mrs. Bessie AGNEW, Kewanna; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Harrison chapel, Kewanna. The Rev. Ronald PRILLIMAN will officiate. Burial will be at Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, October 16, 1967

Sheriff Milo Lewis
Monterey, Ind. (AP) About 1,500 mourners, among them 150 lawmen, stood in a steady downpour at the funeral of Pulaski County Sheriff Milo LEWIS, who was gunned down in a jail escape.
Dozens of police and sheriffs' cars from throughout the state lined up three abreast in the funeral cortege to the Monterey cemetery Sunday.
An American Legion color guard marched through the rain to the graveside after the brief services at Monterey Methodist church.
Leais, 50, who is survived by the widow and three daughters, died Wednesday about three hours after the shooting at the Pulaski county jail in Winamac.
Authorities scoured northern Indiana for nearly three days before they apprehended the jail escapee sought in the death.

Fred McGlothin
Final rites were conducted this afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home for Fred McGLOTHIN, 85, a Rochester resident for 44 years who died at 5:05 Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. C. W. MOWRER officiated and burial was in Salem cemetery near here.
In ill health 18 months, Mr. McGlothin was admitted to Woodlawn Thursday.
He was born April 1, 1882 in Morehead, Ky., and moved to Rochester from Virginia in 1933. He married the former Ada Beele HUFF in Bryant, Wis. She preceded in death.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ulrich (Pearl) WOODCOX, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. John (Ella) RICHARDS and Mrs. Alvin (Joy) HUNTER, Rochester; Mrs. Marion (Bertha) CARTER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and [Mrs.] Emery (Elsie) BATES, Greensboro, N.C.; three sons, Woodie [McGLOTHIN], Leiters Ford; John [McGLOTHIN], Rochester, and Fred [McGLOTHIN], Mishawaka; twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.

Becky Sue Collins
Becky Sue COLLINS, two-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert COLLINS, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 3:15 a.m. today at Riley hospital, Indianapolis, where she was admitted on the date of her birth, Aug. 11, at Rochester.
In addition to her parents, Robert and Mary MULLINS COLLINS, she is survived by two brothers, Michael and James [COLLINS], and four sisters, Carolyn, Lois, Ruth and Peggy [COLLINS], all at home; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida MULLINS, R.R. 2, Kewanna; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse COLLINS, Star City, and uncles and aunts.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton cemetery. Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton is in charge.

Kathy Carpenter
Katherine Ann "Kathy" CARPENTER, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. "Bill" and Mary Kay BERGMAN CARPENTER, 1230 Jackson boulevard, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital of head injuries suffered in a car-truck accident here last Monday night.
Miss Carpenter's northbound 1963 Plymouth slid on wet pavement into a southbound tractor-trailer rig on Main street just south of 16th street. She never regained consciousness. She was taken first to Woodlawn hospital and then to South Bend Memorial.
Her death was the first from traffic injuries in Rochester since November of 1965, when an Argos couple was injured fatally when their car hit the Jefferson and company building at 1014 Main street. Miss Carpenter was the sixth person to die from traffic crash injuries in Fulton county this year.
Miss Carpenter was born May 25, 1951 in Darby, Penn., and had lived in Rochester nine years, moving here with the family from Peru.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church here, the Catholic Youth Organization, the Happy-Go-Lucky 4-H club of Newcastle township and the 4-H Junior Leaders organization. A junior at Rochester high school, she was a member of the school's Y-Teens, Girls Athletic association and Pep Block.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Robert [CARPENTER], with the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes, Ill.; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. BERGMAN, R.R. 2, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank CARPENTER, South Bend; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. C. D. MORRIS, Plymouth, and aunts and uncles.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph Catholic church here with Father Harold WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Gladys Oden
Miss Gladys ODEN, 75, who lived at Lake Manitou for many years, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several years. She was admitted Thursday from the Miller nursing home.
Born April 23, 1892 at Bunker Hill, she had lived in the Rochester area for 27 years. Her parents were W. O. and Ada Edith HEDRICK ODEN. She was a member of Grace Methodist church.
Among the survivors is a first cousin, Mrs. Harry M. TAYLOR of Marion.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in Springfield cemetery at Bunker Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Sarah Grossman
Mrs. Sarah "Sadie" A. GROSSMAN, 85, Argos, mother of Holice GROSSMAN, owner and operator of the Grossman funeral home at Argos, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in Plymouth Parkview hospital.
She was taken to the hospital Tuesday after suffering a stroke. She had been failing health fo a year after fracturing her hip.
Born Aug. 16, 1882 in Putnam county, Ohio, she had lived in the Argos area most of her life. She had lived in Rochester and Athens before moving to Argos. Her parents were James and Caroline EHEREMAN HUGHES. She was married to Charles A. GROSSMAN in 1903 in Argos. He died Aug. 23, 1953. Mrs. Grossman was a member of the Argos Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dale (Ruth) COX, Plymouth; Mrs. Albert (Esther) WHITE, Encino, Cal.; Mrs. James (Eva) FULLER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Melvin (Vera) IRWIN, Grand Rapids, Mich.; three sons, Wayne and Holice [GROSSMAN], both of Argos, and Carl [GROSSMAN], Fort Wayne; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Milo HUGHES, Argos. A son, Harold [GROSSMAN], died in 1961. Two daughters and a son died in infancy.
Final rites will be at the Grossman funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Revs. Douglas STANWYCK and W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 17, 1967

Martha L. Berger
Miss Martha Lavina BERGER, 84, R.R.1, Macy, died at 11:35 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient four weeks. She had been seriously ill three weeks.
Born Dec. 7, 1882 in Miami county, she was the daughter of Abraham and Mary LANDIS BERGER. She had resided all her life in the Macy area. She never married.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Harry FERGUSON, Denver, Colo., and three nephews, Claude BERGER, macy; Robert BERGER, Evansville, and Merrill BERGER, Denver, Colo. Two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Norman NIGHTINGALE officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lucy M. Ogden
Miss Lucy May OGDEN, 87, who had resided at the Miller nursing home for the last three years, died at Woodlawn hospital at 11:30 a.m. Monday. She had been a patient since last Thursday.
Born Feb. 7, 1880 in Rush county, Kan., she was the daughter of James and Alice WYNN OGDEN. She moved to Rochester from Long Beach, Cal., in 1947. She was a member of Grace Methodist church and the Rochester WCTU.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary FULTZ, Rochester; a half-sister, Mrs. Ora BASHORE, Columbian, Ala.; a half-brother, Earlan OGDEN, Baton Rouge, La., and nieces and nephews. Four sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. C. J. MOWRER and Allen D. BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 18, 1967

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Thursday, October 19, 1967

William P. Keys
William P. [KEYS], 73, 215 East Ninth street, died at 11:20 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial hospital. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Loder Patterson
Akron News
Mr. Loder PATTERSON, 65, of Washington, D.C., brother of Mrs. Jay EMAHISER, died of a heart attack in his home.
Mr. Patterson has worked for the government for the past 20 years.
Services were conducted Wednesday morning in New York.

Walter Schroll
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru for Walter SCHROLL, 76, Peru, father of Mrs. George TERRELL of Rochester. Mr. Schroll died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at his home after an illness of four years.

Friday, October 20, 1967

Mae L. Meader
Mae L. MEADER, 76, 700 Pontiac street, a 40-year resident of Rochester, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient 4 1/2 weeks and had been in ill health five years.
Mrs. Meader was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and was a past worthy matron. She was patriarch militant of the Evergreen Rebekah lodge and was a state officer of the Rebekah Assembly. She was a member of the Bethel White Shrine, the Mothers of World War II and the Spanish-American war auxiliary.
Born March 16, 1891 in Greenfield, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Mary MULVEHILL HUSTON. She lived in Indianapolis and Tipton before moving to Rochester. On May 20, 1911 she was married in Covington, Ky., to John Walter MEADER, who died April 19, 1967.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty A. ROBERTSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Edwin C. (Louise) CARITHERS, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Tim ROBERTSON, Rochester; Mrs. Richard (Becky) PARTRIDGE, Arlington Heights, Ill., and Mrs. Paul (Kay) HENDERSON, Ardmore, Pa.; two great-grandchildren; the step-mother, Mrs. Bertha HUSTON, Greenfield, and a sister, Mrs. James G. (Pearl) KENNEDY, Glendale, Cal. A son, Walter "Bud" MEADER, died Aug. 27, 1959.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be at Park cemetery in Greenfield, where graveside rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Evergreen Rebekah lodge rites will be at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the funeral home, followed by Eastern Star rites at 8 o'clock.

William P. Keys
William P. KEYS, 73, 215 East Ninth street, died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday at Memorial hospital, South Bend, where he had been admitted Tuesday after a two-week illness.
Mr. Keys was born Feb. 17, 1894 to William and Clara KEYS at Allerton, Ill. He married Marguerite HOLMES Oct. 16, 1940. He had moved to Rochester 27 years ago from South Bend. He was a retired employee of the former Studebaker corporation. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Moose lodge at Rochester and the VFW of South Bend.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Lawanna) BIRD, Rochester, Mich.; three sisters Mrs. Howard (Miriam) POLLING, Hoopeston, Ill.; Mrs. George (Mary) METZINGER, and Mrs. Otis (Julia) GURLEY, both of Otterbein; a brother, Arthur KEYS, Otterbein; five grandchildren; a great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home under the auspices of the Masonic lodge. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be at Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with Masonic graveside services. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 21, 1967

Effie Minnick
Mrs. Effie MINNICK, 94, Akron, died at 1 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Minnick was born Oct. 30, 1872 to Frederick and Mary STAGGS WINEGRAVE. She married Edward MINNICK on Feb. 28, 1894. He died Sept. 24, 1956.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maude CROCKETT, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Stella VENARD, Walton; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A son, a brother and a granddaughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wolf funeral home, Walton. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be at the Walton I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, October 23, 1967

David Mansfield
David MANSFIELD, 65, Key West, Fla., died there at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Services will be at Key West. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sadie [TULEY], R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Jessie HILTPOLD, Valparaiso, and a brother, Lawrence [MANSFIELD], Valparaiso.

Floyd T. Norris
Floyd T. NORRIS, 84, 1608 Audubon avenue, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at his home.
Mr. Norris was born April 19, 1883 at Big Foot, Newcastle township, to Lewis and Harriet BRANDSHAW STRONG NORRIS. He had been a farmer and an employee of the General Tire company, Wabash.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph [NORRIS], Rochester, and Frank [NORRIS], Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. Ed (Mary Louise) GAMBLE, Mrs. Jimmie (Ruby) HUDSON, and Miss Emma Irene NORRIS, all of Rochester; a brother, Ray [NORRIS], Mishawaka, and five grandchildren. A son, Charles [NORRIS], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be at Sycamore cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the fneral home.

Olive G. Partridge
Miss Olive G. PARTRIDGE, 89, died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday at South Bend Osteopathic hospital, where she had been a patient six weeks.
Miss Partridge previously resided at the Miller nursing home and had been in ill health several years.
Born Oct. 22, 1877, notheast of this city, her parents were Silas and Martha [EIDSON] PARTRIDGE and she had spent her lifetime in this area. She attended the Talma Christian church.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Luretta PARTRIDGE, Warren, Ind., and Mrs. Florence ARCHER, Toledo, O.; two brothers, Lee [PARTRIDGE], Chicago, and S. Merritt [PARTRIDGE], Los Angeles; nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were one sister and two brothers.
Last rites were at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Interment was in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester.

William A. Cooley, Sr.
William Andrew COOLEY, Sr., 67, Nyona Lake, died Sunday at 6 a.m. in Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since Oct. 4. Mr. Cooley had been in ill health five years, seriously sick for three weeks.
He was born Feb. 29, 1900, at Harbor Springs, Mich., the son of Bert and Elizabeth PEARSON COOLEY. He had lived in the Nyona Lake community 19 years, moving from Petosky, Mich.
A retired service station operator, he owned the D-X station at Fulton for 14 years. Mr. Cooley was a World War I veteran, member of Rochester American Legion Post, Eagles lodge of Petosky and the Fulton county chapter of Fraternal Order of Police.
Surviving are three sons, William A. [COOLEY], Jr., Tacoma, Wash.; Bernie [COOLEY], Rochester, and Don [COOLEY], Fulton; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Elsa Jean) EDINGTON, Rochester; one step-son, Richard Lee DIXON, Walton; two sisters, Mrs. Herman (Grace) SNEDEN, Grand Rapids, Mich. and Mrs. Elmer (Dorothy) SPAULDING, Harbor Springs, Mich.; one brother, John [COOLEY], Harbor Springs; eight grandchildren.
Preceding in death were two brothers, Alfred [COOLEY], and another in infancy, and three sisters, Mrs. Elsie HOWE, Mrs. Alice SPARKS and Mrs. Sadie LUGHIBILLE.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Fulton Baptist Temple with the Rev. James RANARD of Rushville officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery, where the American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton until 10 a.m. Thursday, then at the church prior to the service.

Elizabeth Stevens
Elizabeth STEVENS, 56, Argos, died at 1 a.m. today at Plymouth Parkview hospital following a serious illness of five months.
Born April 2, 1911 in Morgan county, Ky., she was the daughter of Seymour and Minnie BALL HILL. She had lived in Argos since 1959. She was married April 10, 1925 to Sanford STEVENS, who died March 6, 1961. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Berchel (Edna) ROBERTS, Hazard, Ky.; Mrs. Randall (Ruby) BROCK, Allen Park, Mich.; Mrs. David (Juanita) DUFF, Inwood; Mrs. John (Bonnie) SUSIT, Nappanee, and Linda STEVENS, at home; six sons, Herbert, Hobart and Harold [STEVENS], all of Argos; William [STEVENS], Gaston; Sherman [STEVENS], Bourbon; and Donald [STEVENS], Rochester; thirty-five grandchildren; three brothers, Irvin HILL and Leslie HILL, both of Middletown, O., and Norman HILL, Detroit.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Revs. Eugene HALE and Lloyd HOWARD officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Frank Richards
Frank RICHARDS, 86, Mentone, died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday at the Alfran nursing home, Warsaw, after two years of declining health.
Mr. Richards was born July 3, 1881 at Claypool to Arnold and Mandy HARRIS RICHARDS. He moved to Mentone seven years ago from Gary, where he had spent his adult life. He was married Sept. 11, 1920. He was a retired carpenter, a member of the Tippecanoe I.O.O.F., the Indiana Volunteer Fireman's Association, and the Liverpool-Oregon volunteer fire department from 1947-60.
In addition to his wife, Ella [RICHARDS], he is survived by a daughter, Miss Clara RICHARDS, Gary; a step-daughter, Mrs. Howard (Opal) HOOVER, Tippecanoe; two brothers, William E. [RICHARDS], Gary; and Cleon [RICHARDS], California; a sister, Mrs. Edith RICHARD [sic], Helena, Mont., and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the King memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN will officiate. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Pearl Sellers
Mrs. Pearl (SHOEMAKER) BOYER SELLERS, 82, died Sunday at 6 a.m. in her home, 824 Franklin avenue, after a year's illness.
Born Dec. 10, 1884, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of John and Mary SMITH SHOEMAKER. She had lived 13 years in Rochester, moving from Akron.
Her first marriage was in 1903 to Thomas BOYER, who died in 1938. She was married in 1947 to Virgil SELLERS, who survives. Mrs. Sellers attended the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Willodean) MYERS, Mishawaka; Mrs. Eldon (Maxine) MYERS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Claude (Ethel) MASTELLER, R.R. 1, Rochester; two sons, Arthur BOYER, North Manchester, and David BOYER, Chicago; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and four brothers, Arthur SHOEMAKER, Akron; Fred SHOEMAKER, Lincoln, Neb.; Floyd SHOEMAKER, Wabash, and Donald SHOEMAKER, Warsaw. Preceding in death were a son, Everett [BOYER], and two sisters.
Last rites will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, October 24, 1967

Conrad Ahlstrom
Conrad "Con" AHLSTROM, for 27 years operator of a beauty salon in this city, died Monday at 9:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Saturday. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Ahlstrom, 71, had not been ill prviously. He resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
A native of Sweden, he was born March 15, 1896, and moved to this city 34 years ago from Chicago. He was married in Chicago Aug. 21, 1933, to Ilo F. BASTOW, who died March 10, 1965.
Mr. and Mrs. Ahlstrom owned the Modernistic beauty salon in Rochester until their retirement in 1960.
He was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, Lake Manitou Association and attended the First Baptist churh.
Surviving are a brother-in-law, Francis "Fritz" BASTOW, Rochester, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ray (Edna) MARSHMAN, Mishawaka. Preceding in death were one brother and one sister.
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 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 25, 1967

Lillie Haldeman
Mrs. Lillie HALDEMAN, 93, Akron, died at her home at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Haldeman was born Feb. 5, 1874 in Kosciusko county to Fletcher and Marietta BLACK STONER. She married Frank HALDEMAN in 1891. He died in 1934. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are a daughter, Tural HALDEMAN, Akron; a son, Walter [HALDEMAN], Anderson; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Frida at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call aftr noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Edith Heck
Miss Edith HECK, 86, R.R. 1, Argos, was found dead at her home 3 1/2 miles southwest of Tippecanoe at 10 a.m. today. Apparently, death was from natural causes and occurrd either Tuesday evening or during the night.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, October 26, 1967

Roscoe D. Pontius
Roscoe D. PONTIUS, longtime general manager of he Rochester Telephone company, died Wednesday night at 11:45 o'clock in his home at 914 Pontiac street after a prolonged illness. He was 76.
Mr. Pontius had been ill with Parkinson's disease for 10 years, a condition complicated in April, 1965, by a broken hip sustained in a fall at his home. Since that time, he had been a frequest patient in Woodlawn hospital.
Widely known in Indiana as a telephone administrator, Mr. Pontius spent his lifetime with the local company and in 26 years as its general manager supervised its climb to a front rank among independent telephone exchanges. He had retired in 1960.
He began work with the company in 1910, at the age of 19, and in the next 50 years worked in almost every key position at the plant. His career was capped in 1957 when he directed the firm's changeover to dial operation.
Mr. Pontius served two years (1950-51) as president of the Indiana Telephone Association, which includes all telephone exchanges in the state, and was a member of its board of directors for 26 years.
He also had taken a leading part in Rochester civic affairs, being president of the Chamber of Commerce and of the Kiwanis club. He was an original member of Woodlawn hospital board of trustees, serving 15 years, had been on the Fulton County 4-H Fair Board and was treasurer of the First Baptist church, of which he was a member. As hospital trustee, he helped plan that institution's expansion.
Mr. Pontius' telephone career spanned the era of crank-operated sets to that of dial phones. He followed in the steps of his father, Tully PONTIOUS (the son changed the spelling), in this business.
The elder Mr. Pontious joined the company when it was founded in 1895, was superintendent upon retirement in 1941 and remained as vice president of the board until his death in 1959 at 88 years.
Roscoe went to work for the firm full-time in 1912, a year after his graduation from Rochester high school and after two years' part-time service.
He was, successively, repairman, wire chief, general bookkeeper, office manager and, in 1934, general manager. Later he became vice president of the company, as well.
During his managerial reign, the company erected its present headquartrs building in 1939, built an addition in 1954 and converted to dial in 1957.
Born May 10, 1891, in this city, he was the son of Tully and Rebecca WAGONER PONTIOUS. As a youth he was an adept second baseman on local basebell teams and for a time considered this as a career.
His first marriage was to Eunice AULT, who died in 1949. His second marriage was to Dorothy Van KEUREN, who died in 1959.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Marcia) NICHOLSON, Elkhart; two grandchildren, Jane and James NICHOLSON, and a brother, Howard [PONTIOUS], Evanston, Ill.
Last rites will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at 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. Friday.

Nellie F. Shoemaker
Mrs. Nellie F. SHOEMAKER, 81, R.R. 5, Rochester (Tiosa), died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital after a six-month illness. She had been in the hospital for three weeks.
Born Sept. 4, 1886 in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Monroe and Lafina FISH CHAPMAN. She had spent most of her life in the Tiosa community. She was married to Clifford SHOEMAKER, who died in April, 1953. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Fern) SWIHART, R.R. 1, Argos; six sons, Ralph L. [SHOEMAKER], R.R. 5, Rochester; Roy and Claude [SHOEMAKER], both of Argos; Raymond [SHOEMAKER] of Gary; Carl [SHOEMAKER], of Orange, Cal., and Lee [SHOEMAKER], of Palocedro, Cal.; twenty-six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Audrey COLE, Goodlitsville, Tenn., ad Mrs. Jesse CALLIS, Indianapolis; five brothers, Russell, Earl and Merble [CHAPMAN], all of Rochester; Elton [CHAPMAN[, of California, and Charles [CHAPMAN] of Brook. Two sons preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today. Rites will be there at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Howard ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery north of Rochester.

Donald H. Prill
Donald H. PRILL, 60, former resident of Rochester, died Wednesday a 7:30 p.m. at Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne of carcinoma. A resident of Seattle, Wash., until his fatal illness, Mr. Prill had been in ill health since December.
Born in Rochester Aug. 22, 1907, he was the son of Ray and Nellie McHENRY PRILL and was married Dec. 25, 1957, at Hollywood, Cal., to Minnie K. HOLT, who survives.
Mr. Prill had retired after 27 years in the U.S. Navy. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean war and was a member of the American Legion and VFW.
Also surviving are one broher, Gerald [PRILL], Los Angeles, and three sisters, Mrs. William (Devoris) RICHARDSON, Plymouth; Mrs. William (Zola) COLLINS, Elkhart, and Mrs. Verl (Elizabeth) LINDZY, Syracuse. Preceding in death were two sisters, Mildred and Mary [PRILL], and one brother, Claude [PRILL].
Last rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating, assisted by he American Legion and VFW posts. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Edith Heck
Final rites for Miss Edith HECK, 86, R.R. 1, Argos, who was found dead in her bed by relatives at 9 a.m. Wednesday, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
The Rev. Robert EBEY will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 10:30 a.m. Saturday and at the church from noon to 1 p.m.
Death apparently was due to a heart condition, for which Miss Heck had been under a doctor's care. It is believed she died Tuesday.
Born April 10, 1881 in Putnam county, O., she was the daughter of Frederick G. and Lynda SWIHART HECK. She had resided most of her life in the Walnut church area and was a member of that church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dewitt (Zona) NEWCOMB, and a foster-sister, Mrs. Elmer (Chloa) FLETCHER, both of Argos, and nieces and nephews. A sister, Mae [HECK], died in 1962.

Friday, October 27, 1967

Alvin C. Simonin
Alvin C. SIMONIN, 61, died this morning at 5:15 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted at noon Thursday. Mr. Simonin resided at the Rochester Mobile Home Court.
A local resident eight years, he came to this city as a construction employee. He was an electrician by trade and had lived throughout the country.
His parents were Henry and Kathryn HOFFMAN SIMONIN and he was married Sept. 5, 1944, in Chicago to Anna BERRY, who survives.
Mr. Simonin was a member of the Masonic lodge at Lucasville, O., and of Local 209 of the Electrical Workers Union.
Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Kathryn HENDRICKS, Kewanna; one daughter, Mrs. Billy (Marjorie) KIRKPATRICK, Roseburg, Ore.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Lucille) ELAM, Hayward, Cal.; four sons, Arthur [SIMONIN], Kewanna; Charles [SIMONIN], Francesville; Stanley [SIMONIN], Buffalo, and Steve [SIMONIN], Winamac; one brother, Clarence [SIMONIN], Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Fred (Grace) STINGLEY, Kewanna.
Also, three step-brothers, Pat HENDRICKS, Rochester; Woodlawn HENDRICKS, Burbank, Cal., and Carl HENDRICKS, Dallas, Texas; three step-sisters, Mrs. Francis (Mary) HUDKINS, Kewanna; Mrs. Leonard (Naomi) BROCKEY, Rochester; and Mrs. Claude (Cuba) BRACKETT, Aurora, Ill.
Last rites will be Monday at 3 p.m. in Zimmerman funeral home with the Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Bessie M. Sweany
Mrs. Bessie May SWEANY, 84, Rochester, died at 6:55 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient three years She had been in failing health 19 years.
Mrs. Sweany was born May 14, 1884 near Terre Haute to Frank and Susan HOWARD GUESS. She married Edward SWEANY Aug. 8, 1899 at North Vernon. He died Oct. 9, 1959. She had lived in Rochester 43 years.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Percy (Marie) HAGERMAN, Mrs. Lloyd (Violet) REDINGER, Mrs. Earl (Lucille) DEEDS and Mrs. Walter (Helen) EASTERDAY, all of Rochester; Mrs. Walter (Agnes) GATES, Kokomo, and Mrs. Richard (Betty) SCHMICKER, Winamac; two sons, Douglas and Melvin [SWEANY], both of Rochester; a brother, Douglas GUESS, Kalamazoo, Mich.; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Five sons and two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be at Citizens cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, October 28, 1967

William Everly
William "Bill" EVERLY, 66, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical center, Warsaw, of cancer. He had been a patient two weeks and seriously ill two months.
Mr. Everly, who operated Everly Motors, had lived in the Mentone area seven years, coming from Kokomo, where he had operated the Billy Bob Inn. He was born Jan. 26, 1901 at Walkerton. He married Thelma BOOHER Nov. 28, 1935 at Koontz Lake. He was a member of the Kokomo Trinity Baptist church and the Mentone Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three brothers, Harold, Lewis and Amel [EVERLY], all of Walkerton.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the King memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, October 30, 1967

Rudolph M. Kindig
Rudolph Milton KINDIG, 101, R.R. 1, Bunker Hill died at 4 a.m. Sunday at his residence after two weeks illness.
Mr. Kindig was born March 29, 1866 in Fulton county to William and Katherine SWARTZLAND KINDIG. He married Sarah Effie CHAPIN on Jan. 7, 1891. She died in Nov. 1948. He had lived in the Bunker Hill area for 50 years where he was a retired building contractor.
Surviving are a son, Douglas [KINDIG], Bunker Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Ron DORAN and Mrs. Roberta DICE, both of Peru; five gandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru. The Rev. Ray FINKBINNER will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Tuesday, October 31, 1967

Mrs. Raymond Butler
Mrs. Raymond BUTLER, 81, Modesto, Ill., mother of Mrs. Floyd GAUMER of Rochester, died today in a nursing home where she had been a patient for over a year
Funeral services will be Thursday at Modesto.

Mickie L. Walters
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Grace Methodist church for Mickie Lee WALTERS, 21, R.R. 3, Rochester, who was killed instantly earl Monday morning when his pickup truck collided head-on with a tractor-trailer truck, north of Logansport on Ind. 25.
The Rev. Allen BYRNE and the Rev. Edward MILLER will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church an hour before the service.
Mr. Walters was born May 14, 1946, in Rochester, the son of Ernest "Bud" and Dorothy BATCHELOR WALTERS of Richland township. His father is a former Richland township trustee.
His marriage was Nov. 14, 1964, in Rochester to Sharon Ann OVERMYER, who survives. Mr. Walters spent his life in this area and was a member of the Sand Hill methodist church and a graduate of Richland Center high school.
Surviving, besides the wife and parents, are a daughter, Mishay LeeAnn [WALTERS], at home; three brothers, Eddie and Ronnie [WALTERS], both R.R. 5, Rochester, and Jimmie [WALTERS], R.R. 2, Rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles WALTERS, R.R. 5, Rochester.

Gerald H. Tombaugh
Funeral services for Gerald H. TOMBAUGH, [56], former resident of Akron, who died at 3 a.m. today, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Emanuel Lutheran church, 54th and Harrison, Gary. Friends may call at the Geisen funeral home, 3805 Adams street, Gary, after 7 o'clock tonight. [Burial will be in Gary].
Survivors include the wife, Ruby [TOMBAUGH]; two brothers, Wayne [TOMBAUGH] of Mentone and Robert [TOMBAUGH] of Beaver Dam, and an uncle, J. L. TOMBAUGH of Rochester.

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Ethel True
Mrs. Walter (Ethel) TRUE, former resident of Rochester, died Sunday at her home in Valier, Mont. Among local relatives are Mrs. Harry WIDOWS, Mrs. Martha McCOY, Mrs. Carrie FOUTS and Mrs. Mabel McINTIRE, nieces. Burial was in Valier.

George Edward Burton
George Edward BURTON, 68, Lakeville, brother of Mrs. Frank GRAHAM of Rochester, died Tuesday morning at his home. His body was found by a neighbor.
Born March 16, 1899 in Cass county, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary GRIGLE BURTON. He was married Nov. 18, 1951 in South Bend to Helena HERRY of South Bend. Retired from the Commonwealth Insurance company and McCord Manufacturing company of Plymouth, he was a member of the Lakeville Methodist church. Last summer, he formed the Lakeville Cub Scout pack and was institutional representative for the pack.
Surviving are the wife and two sisters, Mrs. GRAHAM and Mrs. Calvin ALBERT, Walton.
Final rites will be 3:30 p.m. EST Friday at the Lakeville Methodist church with the Rev. Charles COOK officiating. Burial will be in Highland cemetery. Friends may call after 8:30 p.m. EST today until noon EST Friday at the Hardin memorial chapel at Lakeville.

Thursday, November 2, 1967

Garnett Lautzenheiser
Services for Mrs. Fred (Garnett) LAUTZENHISER, 75, Chicago, former Lake Manitou resident who died of a stroke Wednesday in Chicago, will be Saturday at the Fern chapel, 10001 Western avenue, Chicago.
Time of the funeral and place of burial have not been determined.
Mrs. Lautzenhiser was born Oct. 7, 1892 in Indiana and married Fred B. LAUTZENHISER in 1909. They lived on the north shore of Lake Manitou until last May when they moved to Chicago. He survives. Mrs. Lautzenhiser was a 12-year member of the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary, a 15-year member and district board member of the Girl Scouts of America, a member of the Women's Club of Fulton County and a member of the Women's Christian organization.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Eileen ASHMONT, Chicago; Mrs. Evelyn FORTINO, Oak Lawn, Ill.; Mrs. Betty SEIBT, Flossmoor, Ill., and Mrs. Sallie AUSTIN, Kokomo; seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Patrick Steven McFall
Patrick Steven McFALL, 18, Rensselaer, formerly of Rochester, was killed when struck by an automobile in Rensselaer at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. McFall was born Sept. 28, 1949 at Rochester to Everett L. and Ruth Harriet EGER McFALL, and moved with his parents to Rensselaer 3 years ago. He was educated in the schools of Rantoul, Ill. and Rensselaer. He was a truck driver for Kuykendall Trucking. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
In addition to his parents he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. James (Nancy) KELLY, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Ted (Shirley) BEATTIES, Chanute AFB, Ill.; and five nephews. A brother preceded in death in 1949.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jackson funeral chapel, Rensselaer. The Rev. L. Wayne SMITH will officiate. Burial will be at Weston cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, November 3, 1967

Albertus Van Dien, Sr.
Albertus "Bert" Van DIEN, Sr., 90, a retired barber, died at 6:55 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home where he had been a patient for a month. He had been in declining health for six months.
Mr. Van Dien was born Nov. 25, 1876 at Rochester to Richard and Mary DUNLAP Van DIEN. He married Gertrude COX on Dec. 8, 1910 at Rochester. She now resides at Plymouth. He spent most of his life in the Rochester area. He was a retired barber, having operated his own shop in the former Arlington hotel and later being associated with the Westwood barber shop. He had been a member of F and AM 79 for almost 70 years, entering the lodge on June 7, 1899. He was a mamber of the Scottish Rite at South Bend.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Gwendolyn) BEATHUN, Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Miss Mary Van DIEN, El Paso, Texas; a son, Albertus [Van DIEN], Jr., Rochester, a grandson, William BEATHUN, Mt. Clemens, Mich., and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were a son, [Frederick Van DIEN], who was killed in World War II in 1944 in Italy, two sisters and seven brothers.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John W. Hilficker
John W. HILFICKER, 86, Kewanna, died at Logansport St. Joseph's hospital at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. He had been ill about one year.
Born Sept. 1, 1881 in Kewanna, he was the son of George William and Sarah Alice GORSELINE HILFICKER. He was married to Cora Ellen HIRT in 1911. She died in 1927. He married Floe SINGER PFOST June 12, 1955. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Frances SINK, R.R. 1, Flora, and Mrs. Lula GROSTEFON, Kewanna; a son, John [HILFICKER], Jr., Kewanna; a niece, Mrs. Ruth BARDSLEY, Kewanna; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. A son, two daughters and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Ronald PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery northeast of Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Laura Johnson
Mrs. Blythe (Laura) JOHNSON, 86, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 3 a.m. today at her home at Beaver Dam Lake, near Akron. She had been ill six years and in critical condition three days.
Born Dec. 28, 1880 in Jefferson county, she was the daughter of Fredrick and Caroline HOLWAGER. She had lived at Beaver Dam Lake for 27 years, moving there from Anderson. She was married July 3, 1919 at Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson operated a grocery store at Beaver Dam Lake from 1940-59. She was a member of the Anderson Rebekah lodge.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Otto (Ethel) McCURRY, Anderson, and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) MARTIN, Homestead, Fla.; two sons, Earl EPLEY and Francis JOHNSON, both of Anderson; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Friends may call after noon Saturday at the funeral home. There will be services at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Rozelle funeral home at Anderson with the Rev. HILLSSAMER officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery at Anderson.

V. C. Mikesell
V. C. MIKESELL, 62, 1625 Riverside drive, South Bend, died at 11:30 a.m. EST Thursday while hunting in Edwardsburg, Mich. He suffered a heart attack. He had not been ill previously.
Born July 17, 1905 in Rochester, he was the son of Enoch and Lucy McMAHAN MIKESELL. He was married July 7, 1947 in Bowling Green, Ky., to Lillian MARQUARDT, who survives. He moved to South BEnd from Rochester in 1923. He was owner of the Service Printers Inc. of South Bend. He was a member of the Elks lodge, Navy League, National Audubon Society, Committee of 100, Fraternal Order of Police and South Bend Civic Planning Association.
Surviving with the wife are two brothers, Kenneth L. [MIKESELL], California, and Arthur D. [MIKESELL}, South Bend.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. EST Monday at he Welsheimer funeral home, 521 North William street, South Bend, with the Rev. Edward BRUESEKE officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park. Friends may call after 8 p.m. EST Saturday at the funeral home. The family requests contributions to the heart funed in Mr. Mikesell's memory.

Saturday, November 4, 1967

[no obits]

Monday, November 6, 1967

Edna B. Appleate
Edna B. APPLEGATE, 77, Grass Creek, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital, Logansport at 10:15 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Applegate was born Oct. 20, 1890 at Royal Center to William H. and Laura CALDWELL KISTLER. She married Otto W. APPLEGATE on Jan. 31, 1912. He died Aug. 29, 1961. She was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church, the WSCS and Ladies Aid of the church and the Wayne township home economics club.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mark (Zelda) BRUMBAUGH, South Bend; Mrs. Elmer (Mary) YORK, Peru, and Mrs. Leroy (Vivian) CRIPPEN, Grass Creek; two brothers, Elvin and Harrison KISTLER, both of Grass Creek; a sister, Mrs. Wilbur WILLIAMS, Kewanna, and five grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate. Burial will be at the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, and at the church for one hour prior to services.

Mallie L. Spurlock
Mallie Lee SPURLOCK, 81, 120 East Fourth street, died Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since suffering a heart attack Thursday morning.
Born May 29, 1886, in Hurricane, W. Va., he was the son of Thomas and Mary ROBINSON SPURLOCK, and had lived in this community since the age of five years.
His first marriage was in Fulton county Sept. 6, 1903, to Viola HARTMAN, who died April 26, 1965. His second marriage was July 3, 1966, in this city to Nina MATTHEWS FURNIVALL, who survives.
Mr. Spurlock had retired eight years ago from farming. He was a member of the Burton Methodist church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Ina) TIRRELL, South Bend; Mrs. Howard (Nina) McGOWEN, R.R. 1, Argos, and Mrs. Lowell (Gladys) HARMON, Peru; three sons, Ira [SPURLOCK], R.R. 2, Rochester, Arnold [SPURLOCK], R.R. 3, Monticello, and Harold [SPURLOCK], R.R. 1, Leesburg; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one brother, Calvin [SPURLOCK], Wabash. Preceding in death were two sisters.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allan BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 7, 1967

Ethel E. Whitehead
Word has been received of the death of Ethel E. WHITEHEAD, 43, Chandler, Ariz., former Macy resident. She moved from Indiana to Mesa, Ariz., several years ago and had lived in Chandler about eight months. Surviving are the husband, Dorman [WHITEHEAD]; two sons, Michael S. and David W. [WHITEHEAD], and a daughter, Sharon [WHITEHEAD], all of Chandler; a sister, Mrs. Claude PALMER, R.R. 1, Denver, Colo., and the father, J. D. HANCOCK, Logansport.

John Robert Ensign, Jr.
Graveside rites were held Saturday morning in Columbus for John Robert ENSIGN, Jr., infant son of John and Marilyn ENSIGN, R.R. 2, Columbus, who died shortly after birth Friday at the Bartholomew County hospital.
Interment was in the Garland Brook cemetery. Surviving, besides the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert ENSIGN, Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. William JONES of Columbus, and thr great-grandparents, Robert JONES of Bloomington and Mrs. Luther GAINS of Bedford.

Wednesday, November 8, 1967

[no obits]

Thursday, November 9, 1967

Lorna I. Carswell
Mrs. Lorna I. CARSWELL, 69, Plymouth, formerly of Bourbon, died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. She had been a patient 3 1/2 weeks.
She was born in Bourbon township, Marshall county, Nov. 9, 1897 to Bert and Ada BELTZ DILLINGHAM. She lived in Plymouth the last 11 years and in the Bourbon community before that. She was married to Roy CARSWELL March 2, 1918. She was a member of the Bethel Methodist church west of Bourbon.
Surviving are the husband; three sons, Lewis [CARSWELL] of Endicott, N.Y.; Loren [CARSWELL] of Kewanna, and Willis [CARSWELL]; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) STEWART, Mishawaka; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clifford BROWN, Plymouth; a brother, Gilbert DILLINGHAM, Bourbon; two half-brothers, Keith DILLINGHAM, Bourbon, and Robert DILLINGHAM, London, O.
Last rites will be at the Bethel Methodist church at 2 p.m. EST Sunday with the Revs. Harley ZUMBAUGH and Ronald HUNSINCKER officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Deaton-Beigh funeral home in Bourbon after noon EST Saturday until noon EST Sunday and then at the church until services.

Friday, November 10, 1967

[no obits]

Saturday, November 11, 1967

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

Monday, November 13, 1967

Martha M. Porman
Martha M. PORMAN, 81, Bourbon, died at 4:30 a.m. today at the IBM nursing home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient seven months. Mrs. Porman was born May 30, 1886 in Fulton county. She moved to Bourbon five years ago from Rochester. She had worked in several Rochester restaurants. She married Oscar PORMAN in 1903. He died in 1955. She was a member of the Bourbon Apostalic Pentecostal church.
Surviving are two sons, Chester [PORMAN], Bourbon, and Robert [PORMAN], St. Joseph, Mich.; a brother, Ray BOWERSOX, Leiters Ford; seven grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. A sister, two brothers and a daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Deaton-Beigh funeral home, Bourbon. Burial will be at Moon cemetery near Leiters Ford. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Charles H. Waddups
Charles H. WADDUPS, 67, Grass Creek, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at the Pulaski county hospital, Winamac, after a two-week illness.
Mr. Waddups was born Dec. 6, 1899 in Fulton county to Thomas P. and Elizabeth Jane ABBOTT WADDUPS. He married Elizabeth KNEBEL Dec. 29, 1921, at Logansport. He was a retired railroadman and a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
In addition to his wife,he is survived by seven sons, Charles E. and Ronnie [WADDUPS], at home; Arthur and Dale [WADDUPS], South Bend; Murl [WADDUPS], Grass Creek, and Dick and Tom [WADDUPS], Logansport; four daughters, Mrs. June CAMPBELL, Mrs. Marie BENN, Mrs. Sue Anne FELLERS and Mrs. Nancy LEYDET, all of Logansport; a brother, Arthur [WADDUPS], Logansport; four sisters, Mrs. Harriet WIDNER and Mrs. Pearl EICH, all of Logansport, and Mrs. Agnes WARREN, Chicago; twenty-two grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. A daughter and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate. Burial will be at the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ida M. Black
Ida M. BLACK, 63, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday at Dukes hospital, Peru, after a four-year illness.
Mrs. Black was born April 25, 1904 in Fulton county to Sidney and Katheryn LINDER LUDWIG. On March 26, 1932, she married Frank G. BLACK at Rochester. She spent her entire life in the Fulton community. She was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Garrett POWNALL, Macy, and two grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Country chapel, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. The Revs. Ken FREELAND and Jack YARIAN will officiate. Burial will be at the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 14, 1967

SP4 James R. Utter
Posthumous medals for heroism in the Vietnam war were presented Monday by the U.S. Army to Specialist Fourth Class James R. UTTER, Talma, who was killed in ground action last April 15.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert UTTER, who reside east of Talma, received the medals for their son from officers of the ROTC unit at Purdue university.
Utter, 21, was cited for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces and for heroism in ground combat. For this he was granted two Bronze Star medals. He also was given the Purple Heart decoration for wounds received in combat.
Specialist Four Utter was a member of Company A, Second Battalion, 60th Infantry, Ninth Infantry Division. The division's commanding general Maj. Gen. G. S. ECKHARDT, signed the medal citations at the direction of President Lyndon Johnson.
Utter had served in Vietnam since early December, 1966, and was to have been discharged this month. He had been in the service 18 months.
His Bronze Stars, one of the highest decorations the Army grants to its soldiers, came as the result of patrol action that resulted in his death. His heroic response to enemy fire is detailed by the Army in the following description that accompanied the medals:
"Specialist Four Utter distinguished himself by valorous actions while on a reconnaisance patrol with his unit near the town of An Nhut Tan, Vitenam, on April 15, 1967.
"As the patrol was traversing a section of paddy they were ambushed by a large Viet Cong force. During the first 15 minutes of the ambush, the hostile fire was so intense that movement was virtually impossible. The friendly force was pinned behind a dike that ran parallel to the paddy.
"Specialist Utter, heedless of the danger to himself, rose repeatedly to return enemy fire. The enemy fixed his position, due to the amout of fire he was providing for his fellow soldiers. However, he continued to suppress the enemy for five more minutes until he was finally hit and mortally wounded.
"Specialist Four Utter's courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Ninth Infantry Division and the United States Army."
Specialist Four Utter also is survived by two brothers, Ronnie and Richard [UTTER], of near Talma and two sisters, Luan [UTTER], a student at Talma junior high and Mrs. Gale (Sue) CURTIS, Warsaw.
Three other Fulton county men have died in the Vietnam war. They are Lt. Neil McKINNEY, Akron, Air Force pilot; Pfc. Roger MANNS, R.R. 1, Akron, and Pfc Marvin WHITE, R.R. 5, Rochester.

Clarence E. VanDorn
Clarence Edward "Ed" VanDORN, 84, Argos, died at 4 p.m. Monday at his home. He had been in failing health for eight years.
Born April 10, 1883 in Tippecanoe township, Marshall county, he was the son of Monroe and Rosella SMITH VanDORN. He lived two years in South Bend and the rest of his life in the Argos community. He was married to Pearl NISWONGER June 3, 1908. She died April 22, 1932. He was married Sept. 22, 1941 to Ethel SWOVERLAND, who survives. He retired from the E. E. Ely sawmill in 1956. He was a member of the Walnut church of the Brethren.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Alvin (Helen) PAUL, Granger; a son, Frank [VanDORN], of Ottowa, Ill.; a grandchild; a step-grandson, and a step-great-grandson; a son, a brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Revs. Russell GOOD and Robert EBEY officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Zenith S. Crossgrove
Zenith S. CROSSGROVE, 67, Culver, was found dead at 3:15 p.m. Monday in a car parked on a Culver street. He had not been seriously ill previously.
Mr. Crossgrove was born April 25, 1900 to Samuel and Della ZELLERS CROSSGROVE at Bruce Lake. He had spent his entire life in Fulton and Marshall counties. He never married. He was a retired custodian of the State Exchange Bank.
Surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. Ida ENYERT, Culver, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. John HARPER will officiate. Burial will be at Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 15, 1967

[no obits]

Thursday, November 16, 1967

Army SP4 Richard A. Sheiber
The brother of a Rocheser man was killed in Action Monday in Vietnam, the Defense Department announced today.
Army specialist Four Richard A. SHEIBER, 25, Huntington, was killed by small arms fire in action that took place near Dak To. He was the brother of Mark SHEIBER, manager of the Brown and Rowe shoe store here.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence SHEIBER of Huntington, were notified of their son's death today. Spec. 4 Scheiber had been assigned to Vietnam since April 1.

Friday, November 17, 1967

Ernest Kessler
Ernest "Lee" KESSLER, 84, 1320 Monroe street, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at his home following an illness of over one year.
Born July 9, 1883 in Fulton county, he was the son of Albert and Zadie DREW KESSLER. He was married Sept. 14, 1907 to Charlotte HISEY, who died Jan. 28, 1912. He was married Aug. 28, 1918 to Rosa D. HISEY, who survives. Mr. Kessler retired in 1947 after 40 years' service with the Standard Oil refineries at Whiting and moved to Kewanna. He lived in Kewanna six years and moved to Rochester 15 years ago. he was a member o the Rochester First Christian church, of which he was an honorary elder, and had been a member for over 50 years of the Rochester I.O.O.F. and the Hammond Knights of Pythias.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Alvie (Mildred) RECTOR, Crown Point; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and a brother, Kenneth [KESSLER], of Whiting. A son, two brothers and three grandchildren preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian church here with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery north of Rochester. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday until 11:30 a.m. Sunday and at the church for one hour before services. The I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Edythe A. Heeter
Mrs. Edythe Aileen HEETER, 73, died at 9:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient three months. Mrs. Heeter had been in failing health three years.
Born July 11, 1894, in the Athens community, she was the daughter of David and Mary SAYGER CLEVENGER and spent most of her life in this county. She was married July 16, 1921, at Benton Harbor, Mich., to Dorwin Dwight HEETER, who died in 1954.
Mrs. Heeter was employed as a beautician, opening the Manitou Beauty Shop here in 1932 and teaching beautician trade at South Bend in the 1940s. She also worked at beauty shops in Akron and Mentone.
She was a member of the Rose Croy chapter, Eastern Star, in South Bend and of the E.U.B. church.
Surviving are three sons, Dorwin "Bud" HEETER, Jr., Dothan, Ala; Charles W. HEETER, Rochester, and Capt. O. Alan HEETER, with the Air Force at Robbins Air Force Base, Ga.; five daughters, Mrs. James (Margery) ELLIS and Mrs. Bobby (Gene) MARTIN, both of Logansport; Mrs. William (Lenora) SAYGER and Mrs. Wayne (Joan) ATKINSON, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Lucy) LANE, Dayton, O.; one brother, Walter CLEVENGER, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Frank COBB, South Bend.
Preceding in death were one brother, Bill CLEVENGER, and one sister, Mrs. Chester BRADWAY.
Last rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The family requests that donations other than flowers be made to the heart and diabetic funds.

Carl O. Carlson
Carl O. CARLSON, 76, Athens, died at 6 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Carlson came to Athens from the Chicago area in April. He had been ill several weeks.
Surviving are two sisters and a nephew, all of Chicago.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Dan BENGSTON will officiate. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 18, 1967

George F. Hopkins
George Frederick HOPKINS, 88, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 5:15 a.m. Friday at the Friendly nursing home in Peru after a one-year illness.
Born June 26, 1879 in Cass county, he was the son of Daniel A. an Josephine BOOTH HOPKINS. He was married Feb. 28, 1900 in Bethlehem township, Cass county to Myrtle CALLENDE who died in 1965. He was the last of a family of nine. He had lived all his life in the Twelve Mile community. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are two sons, Russell G. [HOPKINS], Flint, Mich., and Marion D. [HOPKINS], Twelve Mile; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane SIMBORG, Chicago; Mrs. Eva J. POWNALL, Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Jean MILLS, LaFountaine; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at the McCain country chapel, Ind. 16 and U.S. 31, at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. John TURLEY officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Edythe A. Heeter
Final rites for Mrs. Edythe Aileen HEETER, 73, who died at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens.
Friends may call at the funeral home, wher the Rochester Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 7:30 o'clock tonight.

Monday, November 20, 1967

Mattie A. Horton
Mattie A. HORTON, 72, Peru, died at Dukes hospital, Peru, at 6:37 p.m. Saturday after serveral years' illness.
Mrs. Horton was born Jan. 1, 1895 in Fulton county. She married Glen HORTON in 1913. She spent her entire life in Miami and Fulton counties.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles PATTERSON, Kokomo, and Mrs. James GILLILAND, Rochester, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru. The Rev. William SIMPSON of Rochester will officiate. Burial will be at Horton cemeteryy Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 21, 1967

Lela J. Hudkins
Mrs. Lela J. HUDKINS, 79, Kewanna, a native of Fulton county, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday in South Bend Osteopathic hospital. She had been in failing health one year.
Born May 6, 1888, she was the daughter of Herman an Clara WALKER SLICK. She was married in 1911 to Frank G. HUDKINS, who survives. She was a member of the Kewanna Eastern Star, Rebekah lodge, Bruce Lake Community Circle and the Church of Christ Bible Circle. She attended the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Francis [HUDKINS], of R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Jud [HUDKINS], of R.R. 1, Rochester; three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday 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, where Eastern Star rites will be at 8 o'clock tonight.

Ethel Timberman
Mrs. Gerald (Ethel) TIMBERMAN, 36, R.R. 2, Macy, died unexpectedly at 1:30 p.m. Monday at her home of a cerebral hemorrhage. She had not been ill previously.
She had resided most her life in the Macy community. She was born March 11, 1931 at Royalton, Ky., to Otto and Elloree HOPKINS FLETCHER. She was married March 11, 1948 in Athens to Gerald TIMBERMAN, who survives. She was a member of the Paw Paw, Ind., Methodist church and was employed at Chamberlain Products of Akron.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Vicki and Sherri [TIMBERMAN], both at home; a son, Jeffery [TIMBERMAN], Peru; the parents, oif Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Loretta) MANNS, and Mrs. Oran (Ruth) NORMAN, both of Akron; a brother, Herman FLETCHER, Akron; her grandmother, Mrs. Oscar HOPKINS, Warsaw, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Charles FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Ever Rest memorial park in Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Bernice Eash
Miss Bernice EASH, 66, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7:45 a.m. today at St. Joseph's hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient since Nov. 1. She had been ill one year.
Miss Eash was born Aug. 20, 1901 in Fulton county to Michael and Della NEFF EASH. She spent her entire life in Fulton county. She taught at the Burton, McKinley and Riddle schools for 43 years. She retired in 1965. She was a graduate of Manchester college, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority and of the Burton Methodist church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Harry (Grace) PONTIOUS, R.R. 4, Rochester, and a nephew, David PONTIOUS, Argos. A brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Burton Methodist church The Rev. Ronald COVEY will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home and at the church for one hour before services.

Wednesday, November 22, 1967

Mary B. Miller
Mrs. Mary B. MILLER, 75, R.R. 1, Logansport, mother of Mrs. Alice WHITE, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Logansport St. Joseph hospital. She was the grandmother of PFC Marvin WHITE, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died last April 29 of wounds suffered in action inVietnam. Rites for Mrs. Miller will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, November 23, 1967

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 24, 1967

May Winger
Mrs. May WINGER, 58, R.R. 2, Rochester (Newcastle township), died at 3:55 a.m. today at her home following a two-year illness.
She was born April 24, 1909 in Edmonton, Ky., to James and Mertie BRANSTETTER HARLAN. She had resided in this area 13 years, moving from Crawfordsville. She was married Nov. 23, 1927, in Frankfort to Orley S. WINGER, who survives.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, Pleasant Valley club, WCTU and was assistant women's leader of S. and E.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. John (Mary Jo) OVERPECK, Kewanna; a son, the Rev. Dorman O. WINGER, Waynetown, Ind.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alice RUCKLE, Lafayette, and Mrs. Ruby STEWART, Frankfort; three brothers, Guy HARLAN, Frankfort; Virgil HARLAN, Lafayette, and Tom HARLAN, Pueblo, Colo., and nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Elmo BOSE, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Margaret A. Gill
Mrs. Margaret A. GILL, 86, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at her home at 6:30 p.m. Thursday after an extended illness.
Born March 14, 1881, in a log cabin on her farm in Wayne township where she died, she was the daughter of John Francis and Mary Jane McLOUGHLIN HAWKINS.
Her marriage was to Maurice Edward GILL on May 2, 1902, in Logansport. He survives.
She was a member of St. Ann's church in Kewanna.
There are no immediate survivors besides the husband. One sister preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Ann's church at Kewanna with burial at St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. today.

Ruth Castleman
Mrs. Ruth A. CASTLEMAN, 76, R.R. 4, Rochester (Burton community), died in her sleep at her home about 5 a.m. Thursday. She had been in failing health six months.
Born April 10, 1891 in the Burton area, she was the daughter of John J. and Susana WALES MATHIAS. She had lived most of her life in the Burton area and also one year in Richland township. On May 8, 1910, she was married to Loyd Y. CASTLEMAN, who died Feb. 11, 1943. She was a member of the Burton Methodist church, the WSCS of the church and was a precinct committeewoman for 40 years. She was a charter member of the former Burton Homemakers club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Donna) CLELAND, R.R. 4, Rochester; a son, Clyde Earl CASTLEMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester; five grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A daughter preceded in death. Mrs. Castleman was the last survivor of a family of nine children.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Burton Methodist church with the Revs. Ronald COVEY [and] John Paul JONES officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight until 11:30 a.m. Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Harry Zumbaugh
Harry ZUMBAUGH, 74, Argos, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at his home of a heart seizure. He had been under the care of a doctor.
Mr. Zumbaugh was born May 30, 1893 in Green township southwest of Argos to Charles and Alice McDONALD ZUMBAUGH. He had lived in Argos for three years, moving from Bourbon where he had lived for 15 years. On July 14, 1914 he married Lois McWHORTER, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bourbon E.U.B. church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Ellalene) SALLE, Carmel; a son, Leonard [ZUMBAUGH], Fort Wayne; a foster-son, Ward SHEETS, Etna Green; a twin brother, the Rev. Harley ZUMBAUGH, Tiosa; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be at Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends are being received at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 25, 1967

[no obits]

Monday, November 27, 1967

Everett Plotner
Everett "Whitey" PLOTNER, 76, Akron, died at 10 p.m. Saturday near Wabash at the home of his step-son, Emmett TAYLOR. Death, due to a coronary attack, was unexpected.
Born Oct. 2, 1891 in Illinois, he was the son of William and Samantha Hannah PLOTNER. He was married to Hazel TAYLOR, who died June 13, 1867. He was a retired garage operator and auto body repairman.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth GOTTSCHALK, South Bend; two step-daughters, Mrs. Jenelle HOFFMAN, Akron, ad Mrs. Norma DYE, Albuquerque, N.M.; two step-sons, Emmett TAYLOR, Wabash, and Charles TAYLOR, Buena Park, Cal.; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, John [PLOTNER], Fairmount, Ill.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Dan BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ellen E. Murray
Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth MURRAY, 78, mother of Mrs. Howard {Thelma) ROBBINS of this city, died this morning at 3:40 o'clock at White county hospital in Monticello. She resided in Monon.
Mrs. Murray had been ill the past six days. She was born in Hoopeston, Ill., March 11, 1889, the daughter of Olaf and Emma CARLSON SANDBURG, and lived in Monon 70 years. Her husband, Charles MURRAY, preceded in death.
Also surviving, are nephews and nieces. Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Stewart funeral home at Monon. Burial will be in the Chapel cemetery at Monon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Earl Smiley
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran church for Earl SMILEY, 76, prominent local livestock dealer who died Saturday morning at St. Joseph hospital in South Bend.
The Rev. R. J. MUELLER will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and at the church an hour before the service.
Mr. Smiley, 417 West Fifth street, had been in failing health for three months and was confined to the hospital the past week.
Born Sept. 14, 1891, in Milford, Ill., he was the son of Milton and Anna THOMAS SMILEY and moved to this city from Milford in 1909. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.
Mr. Smiley first was married in this city Dec. 30, 1912, to Engrid HANSON, who died April 15, 1940. His second marriage, also in Rochester, was March 17, 1942, to Estelle KOFFORD, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Milo (Ruth) TULLIS, Wabash; Mrs. Fred (Joyce) TRUAX, Mosinee, Wis.; Mrs. Bernard (Gladys) SCHOLZ, Wausau, Wis., Mrs. Don (Jean) JENKINS, Rochester, and Mrs. Larry (Terry) HOWDESHELL, Mt. Home, Ida.; six sons, Robert [SMILEY], Yreka, Cal.; John, Don and Ray [SMILEY], all of Rochester; Dean [SMILEY], Terre Haute, and Dale [SMILEY] Hong Kong;
Also, two sisters, Miss Gladys SMILEY, Rochester, and Mrs. Jewell JOHNSON, San Diego, Cal.; four brothers, Russell and Frank [SMILEY], both of Rochester; Glen [SMILEY], Milford, Ill., and Vern [SMILEY], Logansport; twenty-three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A son, George [SMILEY], and a sister, Dorothy [SMILEY], preceded in death.

Benjamin H. Noftsger
Benjamin H. NOFTSGER, 3, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie D. NOFTSGER, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted at 9 p.m. He had become ill of meningitis at 6 p.m.
He was born Jan. 6, 1964 at Woodlawn hospital to Bennie D. and Dorothy A. DIAS NOFTSGER. He was a member of th St. Joseph Catholic church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Peter [NOFTSGER]; four sisters, Nancy, Sarann, Teresa and Theann [NOFTSGER], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel DIAS, Oakland, Cal.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Howard HEISHMAN, R.R. 3, Rochester; the paternal grandfather, Frank A. NOFTSGER, Peru, and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good funeral home. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call aftr 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bernard L. Clark
Bernard L. "Bing" CLARK, 43, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday at the Elkhart General hospital. He had been seriously ill for the past five months.
Mr. Clark was born Nov. 6, 1924 to James Sylvester and Fannie May WARREN CLARK at Bristol and had lived in that area all his life. On Aug. 21, 1948 he married Beverly BADMAN at South Bend. She survives. He was a duck farmer, a member of the Mentone Methodist church, the Kosciusko Shrine, the Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, senior steward in the Mentone Masonic lodge, associate patron of the Order of Eastern Star and was active in the Mentone Methodist Men's organization.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Patti Lea [CLARK], at home; four brothers, Lowell and Richard [CLARK], both of Warsaw; Alden [CLARK], of Leesburg, and Robert [CLARK], of Lansing, Mich., and three sisters, Mrs. Bernice KEEL, Lansing; Mrs. Charlotte REGNOS, Akron, O., and Mrs. Barbara HAMMON, Leesburg.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mentone Methodist church. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be at Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday at the King Memorial home in Mentone. Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Eastern Star services at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 28, 1967

Harry L. Johnson
Harry L. JOHNSON, 83, who with two brothers built the first successful American-made monoplane and later formed the Johnson Outboard Motor company, died at 2:20 a.m. today at his home on the Tippecanoe river near Leiters Ford. He had been in failing health for several months.
Mr. Johnson and his brothers, Louis and Julius [JOHNSON], built a V-type gasoline engine at their machine shop in Terre haute in 1910. Harry, the "dreamer" of the trio, wanted to test it on a monoplane. But such a craft had not proved successful at that time.
So the brothers built their own wooeden monoplane in 1910 which went a few inches above ground for a few seconds. The next year, they built an all-metal one which was an immediate success.
A scale model of the plane, made by Harry and Julius Johnson, now is on display in the National Air Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institute at Washington, D.C.
Harry, Louis and another brother, Clarence [JOHNSON] formed the Johnson Outboard Motor company in South Bend in 1920 and it became the largest boat motor manufacturers in the nation. Harry Johnson retired from the company in 1934 and moved to his home on the Tippecanoe river.
Mr. Johnson was born May 14, 1884 at Effingham, Ill., to Soren and Bertha LAWSON JOHNSON. In 1918 he married Bertha PHILLIPS, who preceded in death. In 1941 he married Mildred BOWERS, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Miss Francis J. JOHNSON, Valparaiso; two brothers, Julius [JOHNSON], Bradenton, Fla., and Clarence [JOHNSON], Riviera Beach, Fla.; a step-son, Willard BOWERS, Los Angeles, Cal. and a step-daughter, Mrs. Dwaine KINKADE, Nikomo, Cal.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver.

Edward Kafoure
Mrs. Max (Stella) GRUBE has been called to Wabash because of the sudden death of her brother-in-law, Edward KAFOURE. A member of the Wabash Kiwanis club, he had been a guest at several of the local club meetings.

Wednesday, November 29, 1967

Harry L. Johnson
Funeral services for Harry L. JOHNSON, 83, Leiters Ford, who died early Tuesday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Leiters Ford Methodist church. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Leiters Ford.
The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge 373 will hold memorial services at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver, at 8 p.m. today. Friends may call at the funeral home until noon Thursday, then at the church.

Gladys M. Shriver
Mrs. Gladys M. SHRIVER, 53, 301 Ohio street, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn ospital where she had been a patient for the past15 days. She had been in failing health for two years.
Mrs. Shriver was born Nov. 13, 1914 in Fulton county to Manford and Chloe CURTIS KINGREY. She spent the majority of her life here. On Oct, 15, 1946, she married Melvin "Pike" SHRIVER at Logansport. He survives.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her step-mother Mrs. Lena KINGREY, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Dolly) RIFE, Kewanna; Mrs Maurice (Dorothy) MASON, Mooresville, and Mrs. Rolland (Joan) ROE, Rocestr; five brothers, Truman KINGREY, Peoria, Ill.; Donald and John KINGREY, both of Rochester; Phillip KINGREY, Delphi, and Bill KINGREY, Kewanna, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at he Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Leroy GARNER will officiate. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 30, 1967 to Friday, December 1, 1967

[no obits]

Saturday, December 2, 1967

Claude M. Reason
Claude Matthew REASON, 76, Logansport, father of Carl REASON of Kewanna, died Friday at Memorial hospital in Logansport. Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport.

Monday, December 4, 1967

Grace Conner
Mrs. Elmer (Grace) [CONNER], formerly of Macy, died at the Methodist home in Warren at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Short services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the home. The body will be taken to the Macy Christian church for services at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the church after 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The Rev. William KING will officiate at services and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
Three sons, Wayne [CONNER], of Arlington, Va; Harold [CONNER], of Newport Beach, Cal., and Loren [CONNER], of Macy, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive.

Tuesday, December 5, 1967

[no obits]

Wednesday, December 6, 1967

Claude Miller
Claude MILLER, 56, formerly of the Gilead community, died unexpectedly of a coronary attack at the home of his brother, Russell [MILLER], one-fourth mile south of Gilead, at 2 a.m. today.
His home was at the Hillcrest trailer court at Wabash. He had lived there 30 years, moving there from Gilead. Mr. Miller was born Dec. 25, 1910 in Miami county to Aud and Maude RUNKLE MILLER. He was married to Nila BARLOW June 10, 1930 in Peru. He was employed at the Midwest Insulation plant in Wabash.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Beryle and Roy [MILLER], both of Wabash; eight grandchildren; the mother, of Deedsville; three sisters, Mrs. Mable ROBERTSON, R.R. 1, Roann; Mrs. Warren (Helen) MYERS, Peru, and Mrs. Eugene (Hazel) LANE, Rural Route Macy; three brothers, Wayne [MILLER], Rural Route Macy, Frank and Russell [MILLER], both of R.R. 1, Roann. A daughter and a grandson preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Norman NIGHTINGALE officiating. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Bertha Luhrs
Mrs. Carl (Bertha) LUHRS, 74, died Tuesday at her home in Brainerd, Minn. Mrs. Luhrs was the mother of Elmer ZIMMERMAN of Rochester, owner of Zimmerman's Pastries.
Mrs. Luhrs was a native of Switzerland and had lived in Minnesota 45 years. She was among 705 survivors of the White Star liner Titanic, the "unsinkable" ship that struck an iceberg April 14, 1912, and sank on its maiden Atlantic voyage. Mrs. Luhrs was enroute to her sister's home in Iowa at the time.
Last rites will be Friday afternoon at the Haverson-Johnson funeral home in Brainerd.

Thursday, December 7, 1967 to Friday, December 8, 1967

[no obits]

Saturday, December 9, 1967

Lura M. Stiffler
Mrs. Lura M. STIFFLER, 62, R.R. 5, Warsaw (Burket area), died at 2:20 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She was admitted earlier the same day. She had been in ill health two years.
Born Jan. 22, 1905 in Raber, Ind., she was the daughter of Ernest and Minnie MOLLENHOUR WILLIAMSON. She lived in the Burket area all her life except from 1928-48, when she resided in Elkhart. She was married to Hobart STIFFLER Nov. 27, 1926 in Burket. He survives. She was a member of the Burket E.U.B. church and the Ladies Aid.
Also surviving are the mother, of Burket; a son, Dale [STIFFLER], Mentone; a brother, Porter [WILLIAMSON], Tucson, Ariz.; two grandsons. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the King memorial home with Mrs. Evan BERGWALL, pastor of the Burket E.U.B. church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home.

Fannie L. Walton
Mrs. Fannie L. WALTON, 75, died Friday at 10:15 p.m. at the Rochester Mobile Home Court, where she had lived seven years with her daughter, Mrs. Josephine ELIN.
Death came after five years of failing health.
Born Sept. 9, 1892, at Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of William and Ellen SEELY CRESS. Her marriage was in 1912 at Albion to Claude H. WALTON, who preceded in death. Mrs. Walton was a member of the Pythian Sisters at Albion and the Methodist church of that city.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. ELIN; Mrs. Walter (Jane) BUTZ, Albion, and Miss Peggy Lou WALTON, Hammond; two sons, James [WALTON], Rochester, and Burdette [WALTON], Glasgow, Ky.; four grandchildren, Chris WALTON, Alex ELIN, Diane STOCKING and Priscilla BOSO; and six great-grandchildren. a brother and three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m at the Bonham-Miser funeral home in Albion with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery there. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of local arrangements.

Arthur E. Wile
Arthur E. WILE, last surviving member of the city's leading mercantile family, died Friday at 6:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Death, from a heart attack, came at the age of 86 years.
Mr. Wile had been admitted to the hospital earlier Friday to have the cast removed from a broken arm, sustained six weeks ago in a fall at his home, 1220 Main street. He had been recovering satisfactorily from this injury and his death was unexpected by family and friends.
Exactly one month prior to his death, Nov. 10, Mr. Wile and his wife had greeted friends at the grand opening of the newly-enlarged Wile Department Store here. Although Mr. Wile sold the family business in 1946, he had maintained a lively interst in its progress since.
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The Wile name has been associated with Rochester business since 1865, when Meyer WILE found his way to the city after a long journey that began in his native Germany.
Arthur, youngest of Meyer's three sons, joined the business as a young man and first was assigned to the Wile store in Plymouth, one of four branches of the Rochester store at that time.
Later, Mr. Wile dissolved the Plymouth business and moved to Buffalo, N.Y., where he opened and operated several Kay jewelry stores.
After the death of his father, in 1912, he returned to this city and with his brother, Ike [WILE], managed the steadily-growing M. Wile and Sons department store for over 30 years. Wile's continued under their ownership until 1946, a year after the death of Ike Wile. The business was sold at that time to Fred SENGER of Peru, who has continued its operation under the Wile name.
Mr. Wile was born Nov. 1, 1881, in this city, the son of Meyer and Amelia ROSENBURG WILE. His marriage was Jan. 25, 1920, at Chicago, to Blanche THALMAN, who survives. He formerly was an active member of the Rochester country club and also belonged to the Moose and Elks lodges.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Blanche YUSTER, Columbus, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Murray (Henriyetta) McCARTY, Rochester; and two grandsons, Ward McCARTY, Franklin, and John McCARTY, Lakewood, O. Two brothers, Ike and Lee [WILE], and two sisters, Mattie and Rose [WILE], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with entombment in the Rochester Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 11, 1967

Chester A. Knicklebine
Chester A. KNICKLEBINE, 56, 526 North Cushing street, South Bend, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks.
A former Rochester resident, he was born Aug. 15, 1911, in this city to Albert and Addie KNICKLEBINE. He moved to South Bend from Rochester 16 years ago and was an employee of the South Bend Park department.
His marriage was Dec. 18, 1932, in Rochester to Fern DRUDGE, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, William [KNICKLEBINE], with the U. S. Navy in Vietnam, and Larry [KNICKLEBINE], with the U. S. Army in West Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Jacklin EDGIL, Mrs. Aleta ECKENBURGER and Mrs. Marla ANDERSON, all of South Bend; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Howard [KNICKLEBINE], Brookston, and Harold [KNICKLEBINE], Pueblo, Colo., and one sister, Mrs. Catherine WOODCOX, Bismarck, N.D.
Friends may call at the Welsheimer funeral home, 521 North William street, South Bend, where services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. EST with the Rev. Stephen KALABANAY officiating. Burial will be in Highland cemetery in South Bend.

Alma D. Adams
Mrs. Alma D. ADAMS, 86, Hill Dale trailer court, Wabash, died unexpectedly at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Wabash county hospital.
Born March 20, 1881 in Miami county, she was the daughter of Samuel R. and Millie Ann FIELD ENYART. She was married June 8, 1904 in Macy to Charles E. ADAMS, who died in 1950.
Surviving are a son, Charles E. [ADAMS], Jr., Tucson; a nephew, a granchild and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Eddingfield mortuary at Wabash and burial will be in Five Corners cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Wilma J. Shortz
Last rites were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Wilma Jean SHORTZ, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Saturday at10:35 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital after a three-week illness.
The Rev. Allan BYRNE officiated and burial was in Reichter cemetery northeast of here.
The daughter of Kenneth and Ruby KANNAR Van GILDER, she lived here eight years, moving from Plymouth. Her marriage was to Willard SHORTZ in South Bend. He survives.
Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Ruby HILBERG, Greencastle; three daughters, Vickie, Valerie and Terri [SHORTZ], and three sons, Willard, Marvin Lee and Brian [SHORTZ], all at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Lyle WILER, Auburn, and Mrs. Robert NEFF, Columbus.

Gertha Carothers
Mrs. Gertha CAROTHERS, 80, formerly of Akron, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. E. STEVENSON, in Marseilles, Ill. She had lived with her daughter 12 years, moving there from Akron.
Services are set tentatively for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. Calling hours are set tentatively to begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Final arrangements are pending.

Mrs. W. V. Ward
Mrs. W. V. WARD, mother of Mrs. Gus (Helen) TURNER of this city, died Saturday at her home, 335 South Dodge street, Wichita, Kan., after an extended illness. Funeral rites and burial will be in Wichita.

Gertha Carothers
Final rites for Mrs. Gertha CAROTHERS, 80, formerly of Akron, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron in Kosciusko county. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Carothers died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday in a hospital in Marseilles, Ill. She had been living with her daughter in Marseilles. She had been ill one year.
Born Oct. 14, 1887 in Fulton county, she was the daughtr of John A. and Martha BURNS ROBBINS. She had lived in Illinois 15 years, moving there from Akron. She also formerly lived in Walkerton and Elkhart. She was married June 5, 1924 in Elkhart to Don R CAROTHERS, who died in 1949. She was retired from the Army Nurse Corps and was a member of the Akron Methodist church, American Legion Auxiliary and the National Army Nurse Corps.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. E. E. (Marian) STEVENSON, Marseilles, Ill; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie MOORE, Akron, and Miss Elsie ROBBINS and Mrs. Cleo ACKRIDGE, both of Glendale, Ariz.; four brothers, Ralph [ROBBINS], Montana; Paul [ROBBINS], Nevada; Earl [ROBBINS], California, and Homer [ROBBINS], Elkhart. A brother preceded in death.
The family requests that contributions be made in Mrs. Carother's name to the Nichols Cemetery association.

Woodrow C. Bransford
Woodrow C. BRANSFORD, 54, died Monday at 7:30 p.m. in his home on Poet's drive, north shore of Lake Manitou. Death came unexpectedly of a heart attack.
Born Dec. 2, 1913, at Sweetser, he was the son of Oscar and Sophia HORNBECK BRANSFORD and had lived in this community 15 years, moving from Argos. His marriage was May 25, 1946, at Columbus, Kan., to Mary Elizabeth THORPE, who survives.
Mr. Bransford was employed at Midwest Spring company in Mentone. He was a member of Argos Congregational Christian church, Argos Masonic lodge, was an overseas veteran of World War II and was a member of the Argos American Legion Post and Rochester Moose and Elks lodges.
Surviving are one brother, Paul [BRANSFORD], North Webster, and one nephew, Jimmie BRANSFORD, Buchanan, Mich.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Services will be at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ernest TREBER officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Argos, where the Argos American Legion will provide Military honors. The Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Anna M. Linneman
Mrs. Anna M. LINNEMAN, 82, 1029 Main street, died Monday evening at her home. Her death was discovered at 6 p.m. and was attributed to a heart attack, likely sustained about an hour previously.
Born Jan. 6, 1885, in Missouri, she was the daughter of Louis and Emma WIEGANDS STRETCH. She moved to Rochester from Flanigan, Ill., 22 years ago upon her husband's retirement. She was married Oct. 22, 1902, at Graymont, Ill., to John H. LINNEMAN, who died July 10, 1963.
Mrs. Linneman was a member of the First Christian church, honorary member of the Woman's club and member of the McKinley club.
Surviving are one son, John A. [LINNEMAN], Dayton, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Martin E. NORDBERG, Corning, N.Y.; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Edith CARLSON, preceded in death March 6, 1956.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian church with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 1 p.m. Thursday until the hour of service.

Emma Hunter
Mrs. Emma HUNTER, 60, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at1:35 p.m. Monday at the Bluffton clinic. She had been ill one month.
Born Sept. 30, 1907 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Mamie WOLPERT THOMPSON. She was married in 1928 to Clarion HUNTER. She was a member of the Disko Methodist church, the WSCS of the church and the Pleasant Township Home Demonstration club.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, John [HUNTER], R.R. 1, Roann, and Gene [HUNTER], R.R. 2, North Manchester; two daughters, Mrs. Sam (Beverly) WOODARD and Mrs. Loyal (Bonnie) KARNS, both of Kokomo; twelve grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Helen) HARTZLER, Disko, and Mrs. Ed (Marjorie) DAVIS, New Albany; four brothers, Byron and Ed [THOMPSON], both of Akron; Richard [THOMPSON], in Germany, and Noman [THOMPSON], R.R. 1, Roann. A son preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Disko Methodist church. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron and from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the church.

Ruth Helsel
Miss Ruth HELSEL, 63, Plymouth, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a long illness.
Born in Argos Jan. 10, 1904, she was the daughter of Tobias and Edith MOW HELSEL and was employed at Schlosser Brothers creamery in Plymouth. She had spent most of her life in the Plymouth area and was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church at Argos. She was the last surviving member of her family.
Surviving are one nephew, R. M. REUBELT, Chicago Heights, Ill; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred HELSEL, Argos, and nieces and nephews. Five brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Edward SMITHEE officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of Brethren cemetery, southeast of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 13, 1967

Allen Sherman
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Allen SHERMAN, 78, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at his home after sustaining a heart attack.
The Rev. Phillip ISGRIGG will officiate and burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A native of Cass county, Mr. Sherman was born June 5, 1889, the son of Robert and Anna LEAZENBY SHERMAN. He was Fulton town marshal 1962-66 and a retired painter, living in the Fulton area all his life.
His first marriage was in 1916 to Ida McDOUGLE, who died in 1944. He was married in 1966 to Altha COX, who survives. Mr. Sherman was a member of the Olive Branch E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are thre step-sons, David COX, Mishawaka; Gail COX, Towson, Md., and Robert STALEY, Frankfort; a brother, Quincy [SHERMAN], Marion; three sisters, Mrs. Orval (Agnes) PARKER, Logansport, and two of Kokomo; seven step-children; five step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

George L. Walters
George L. WALTERS, 55, Flora, collapsed and died along County Road 650 South near Grass Creek Tuesday afternoon on his way to get help after his pickup truck developed mechanical trouble.
Dr. William J. RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, said at the scene that Walters died of natural causes. It was surmised he died of a heart attack, since he carried nitroglycerine pills with him.
Virgil GUNTER, R.R. 2, Kewanna, found the body in a ditch and called the sheriff's office at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. Walters' truck was found, headed north, on Ind. 17 three miles south of Kewanna.
The body was taken to the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna and then to the Carter funeral home in Flora, where an autopsy was performed this morning. Results have not been determined by the pathologist.
The sheriff's office and state police investigated at the scene with Dr. Rusler.

Oattie May Cox
Mrs. Oattie May COX, 87, Lewistown, Mont., native of this community, died Tuesday at her home.
She was born Jan. 22, 1880, near Rochester, the daughter of Austin and Susan BROKAW REID and moved West about 1898. She was a sister of the late Mrs. Carrie HOWER of Fulton. Survivors include the husband, LeMoyne [COX]; a niece, Mrs. Merrill WALTZ of Fulton and several cousins.
Last rites will be Friday in the Baptist church at Lewistown.

Thursday, December 14, 1967

Charles B. Young
Charles B. YOUNG, 86, R.R. 1, Macy, died early this morning at the Stratford House nursing home in Wabash. He had been in failing health for the past year.
Born April 15, 1881, he was the son of David and Laura KESLING YOUNG. He was married in 1903 to Abbie SMITH, who died in 1958. He was a member of the Gilead Methodist church and the Masonic lodge.
Surviving ar three daughters, Mrs. Glen TROUT, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Frank BOWMAN, Traverse City, Mich., and Mrs. Walter GERRICK, Rochester; three sons, Floyd, [YOUNG], Rural Route, Roann; Charles [YOUNG], Marion, and Donald [YOUNG], North Manchester, and a brother, Albert [YOUNG], R.R. 1, Akron.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Walter E. Rapp
Walter Earl RAPP, 82, Athens, died at 10:50 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Sunday. He had been ill since September, 1965 and in serious condition one day.
Born March 14, 1885 in Scott township, Kosciusko county,he was the son of John D. and Rebecca GUNN RAPP. He had lived in the Rochester area since 1953, moving here from Fort Wayne. He was married to Minnie HUFFMAN in 1907. She died in 1935. He was married to Della BECRAFT in 1937. She died in 1952. He was married to Ida SAYGERS in 1956. She survives. He was a member of the Milwood chapel of Etna township, Kosciusko county.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Jesse DILLMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Garland KIEFER, Burket; two sons, Herman [RAPP], Kokomo, and Wayne [RAPP], Grandville, Mich.; seven step-children; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle MAHN, Yankeetown, Fla., and Mrs. Mae MILLER, Nappanee; a brother, Harry [RAPP], also of Yankeewotn; eight grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Two children preceded in death.
Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Ingwald Johnson
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth for Ingwald R. JOHNSON, 44, R.R. 3, Plymouth, who died Tuesday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
The Rev. James McGEE will officiate and burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Aug. 2, 1923, at Hammond, Mr. Johnson was the son of Ingwald and Sylvia McNANY JOHNSON. He had lived in the Plymouth area 12 years, moving from South Bend. He formerly resided in the Tippecanoe community.
His marriage was Nov. 21, 1943, to Arline LAWMASTER, who survives.
Also surviving are the mother, Hammond; three children, Ingwald and Mike [JOHNSON], both of Plymouth, and Kristina [JOHNSON], at home; and one brother, Jerome [JOHNSON], Maryland.

Friday, December 15, 1967

Walter E. Rapp
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Millwood chapel, Etna township of Kosciusko county, for Walter Earl RAPP, 82, Athens, who died Thursday morning at Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. John HARTMAN, assisted by the Rev. John ANDREWS, will officiate at services and burial will be in the Stoney Point cemetery near Atwood. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday and at the chapel beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Charles B. Young
Final rites for Charles B. YOUNG, 86, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Thursday morning in Wabash, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Norman NIGHTENGALE will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
In addition to survivors previously listed, there are 22 grandchildren and and forty great-grandchildren.

Saturday, December 16, 1967

George Israel
George ISRAEL, 55, R.R. 4, Rochester, died today at 9 a.m. in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac after a two-year illness.
Born Feb. 24, 1912, in Chicago, he had lived in the Rochester area 1 1/2 years and was employed at the Johns Manfield company in Chicago. He attended Delong Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Chicago; one son, Eric [ISRAEL], Rochester; and the mother, Mrs. Alice WILLIAM, Rochester.
Last rites are pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Pearl M. McGowen
Mrs. Pearl May McGOWEN, 77, Talma, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Sept. 26. She had been bedfast since March of 1966.
A lifetime resident of the Talma area, she was born in Newcastle township July 29, 1890 to William David and Mary Alice BOYER PFUND. She was married Jan. 22, 1912 in Rochester to Thomas Melbern McGOWEN, who survives. She was a member of the T.H.E. Extension Homemakers club, an honorary member of Tippecanoe Rebekah Lodge 546 and member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving with the husband are three sons, Merle L. [McGOWEN], Rochestter, Howard W. McGOWEN, Argos, and John W. McGOWEN, Corpus Christi, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Tressa) EILER, Lafayette; Mrs. Albert (Ignota) VANDEGRIFT, Galien, Mich., and Mrs. Lewis (Bertha) JOHNSON, Talma; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. A son, Kenneth [McGOWEN], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in the Hamlet cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ida May Jones
Mrs. Ida May JONES, 90, Grass Creek, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient two days.
Born in Grass Creek Jan. 18, 1877, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary Van METER HIZER. She was married to Matthew JONES on March 3, 1897. He died March 29, 1929.
A retired mail carrier for Grass Creek postoffice, she was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church and ladies aid.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mabel WILLS, Clearwater, Fla., and Mrs. Florence CUNNINGHAM, Grass Creek; one sister, Mrs. Corabelle CLABAUGH, Chicago; one brother, Harry HIZER, Indianapolis; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. One son, one sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and at the church an hour before the service.

Monday, December 18, 1967

George Israel
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver for George ISRAEL, 55, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Saturday morning at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
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.

Joseph E. Brooks
Last rites were held today at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Joseph Earl BROOKS, 76, Argos, who died Saturday noon in the Veteras hospital at Fort Wayne. He had been ill three years.
The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiated and burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.
Born Jan. 30, 1891, in Geneva, Pa., Mr. Brooks was the son of Amaziah and Augusta UNGER BROOKS. He was married Jan. 22, 1920, in Detroit to Luella CARR, who survives. Mr. Brooks moved to Argos 28 years ago from Detroit. He was a retired employee of Dodge Auto company in Detroit.
He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and a veteran of World War I, serving overseas.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Edward NELSON, Vista, Cal., and one brother, Charles [BROOKS], San Diego, Cal. Four sons died in infancy.

Tuesday, December 19, 1967

Mary E. Ball
Last rites were held Monday afternoon at the Forest Hay and Son funeral home in South Bend for Mrs. Mary E. BALL, 93, who died Friday in her home at 58211 Locust road, South Bend, after an illness of eight years.
A native of Fulton county, Mrs. Ball had resided in South Bend 47 years. Her husband was Jesse E. BALL, to whom she was married in 1894. He died in 1952.
Mrs. Ball was born Nov. 11, 1874, near Leiters Ford, the oldest child of Henry and Martha SHADEL. She had taught school in Aubbeenaubbee township and formerly resided in the Burton community.
Survivors include a brother, Guy SHADEL, Leiters Ford; three daughters, Mrs. Elsie GRAVES, South Bend; Mrs. Martha NAYLOR, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Zelda TRADER, Allentown, Pa.; a son, Omer [BALL], Columbia City; nine grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Nellie ANDERSON, South Bend.

Charles S. Engel
Charles S. ENGEL, 81, died at 10:30 a.m. today at the Miller nursing home, where he had been a patient since November, 1966. Among the survivors are a sister, Mrs. Joe MEISER, Sr., R.R. 5, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, December 20, 1967

Charles E. Engel
Final rites for Charles E. [sic] ENGEL, 81, who died at Woodlawn hospital Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. shortly after being admitted, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate and burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Engel, who had lived with his sister, Mrs. Joseph (Jennie) MEISER, Sr., R.R. 5, Rochester, for about a year, had been a patient at the Miller nursing home since Nov. 10, 1966.
Born July 25, 1886, five miles west of Rochester, he was the son of Jacob and Katherine ENGEL. He was married to Mary FIELDS, who preceded in death. He formerly owned and operated a gravel materials business at Monterey.
Surviving with Mrs. Meiser are nephews and nieces. Six brothers preceded in death.

Thursday, December 21, 1967

John L. Zook
John L. ZOOK, 90, South Bend, a former Fulton resident who was Fulton county recorder in the early 1930s, died Wednesday evening in South Bend, where he moved about 30 years ago. Born Oct. 28, 1877, he was married to Flo COOK, who died in 1953. He was a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. and had attended the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. J. GRAHAM and Mrs. Carl NELLANS, both of South Bend.
Last rites will be at 11:30 a.m. EST in the Welsheimer funeral home, 521 North Williams street, South Bend. Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. EST Friday.

Mabel Wills
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church for Mrs. Mabel JONES WILLS, 66, Grass Creek, who died Tuesday morning at Mease hospital in Dunedin, Fla., where she had been a patient one week.
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, where Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today.
Mrs. Wills was a retired school teacher, member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church, Eastern Star chapter of Hobart, Delta Kappa Gamma, National Education Association, and an honorary member of the Indiana Teachers Association.
She was born June 10, 1901, in this county, the daughter of Mathew and Ida May HIZER JONES. Her father died in a car-train accident in 1929, her mother dying only last Friday.
Her marriage was April 7, 1921, to Archie WILLS, who survives, along with a daughter, Mrs. June UNDERWOOD, Valparaiso; sister, Mrs. Florence CUNNINGHAM, Grass Creek; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.

Frank C. Brandenburg
Frank C. BRANDENBURG, 62, was found dead at 4 p.m. Wednesday at his home on Country Club drive, Lake Manitou. It is estimated that death had occurred about 24 hours previously. He lived alone.
Mr. Brandenburg, a retired Chicago osteopath, was a long time summer resident on the east shore of Manitou and had lived there year-around since his retirement in October, 1966.
Born in Chicago, he was the son of Otto and Bessie BRANDENBURG and was a member of the First Christian church in Chicago, attending the First Christian church here. He was married in Chicago Aug. 3, 1935, to Ruth Chloris WORDEN, who died July 3, 1967.
Surviving are two brothers-in-law, Loyal and Paul WORDEN, both of Chicago, and a nephew, Eugene RADOMSKI, Joliet, Ill.
Last rites will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Graham MARSH officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hills cemetery at Watseka, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Leon Sheetz
Leon SHEETZ, 62, 215 East Ninth street, died unexpectedly at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday of a heart attack while at work for the Fulton county highway department at the highway garage on Ind. 25 south of Rochester.
Born Nov. 11, 1905 in Fulton county, he was the son of William H. and Lulu Mae ESHLEMAN SHEETZ. He had lived in Rochester 6 1/2 years, moving here from Akron. He was married June 28, 1929 in Athens to Hazel O. MARSH, who died in 1960.
Surviving are two sons, Loren and Larry [SHEETZ], both R.R. 2, Akron; four grandchildren, and a brother, Loy [SHEETZ], Rochester.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetry at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Mabelle Kroft
Mabelle KROFT, 70, Akron, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient seven days. She had been ill one year with heart trouble.
Born March 6, 1897 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie GOOD GEIGER. She had lived in the Akron area 50 years, moving there from Milford. She was married April 28, 1918 in Kosciusko county to Emanuel KROFT, who survives. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and the World War II Mothers unit.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Maxine) HISEY, Rochester; a son, Charles [KROFT], Mexico, Ind.; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Fay) POWELL, Mrs. Faudline HILL, Mrs. Andrew (Martina) BICK and Mrs. Joy TILDEN, all of Rochester; two brothers, Richard [KROFT], Akron, and Lloyd [KROFT], Maricopa, Cal. A son, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m Saturday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, December 22, 1967

Marion L. Wright
Marion Lee WRIGHT, 85, 601 West 11th street, died at 2:10 a.m. today at the Argos nursing home, where he had been a patient three years. Death came after a 12-year illness.
Born July 6, 1882, in Wabash county, he was the son of Oliver and Amanda MILLER WRIGHT. A retired farmer, Mr. Wright had moved to Rochester 12 years ago from Wabash county. His marriage was June 19, 1906, to Nellie Marie DAWES, who preceded in death. He was a member of the Masonic and Elks lodges at Wabash.
Surviving are one son, Roger [WRIGHT], Rochester; one grandson and three granddaughters.
Last rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Wallace cemetery at Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m Saturday.

Albert Dawalt
Albert DAWALT, 81, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient two days. He had been in failing health eight years.
Born May 24, 1886 in Miami county, he was the son of Levi and Mary ZARTMAN DAWALT. He had lived 30 years at Tippecanoe, moving there from Miami county. He was married March 18, 1909 to Laura KERSCHNER in Denver, Ind. He was a retired farmer and member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren near Argos.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Herman (Marie) FANNING, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; two sons, Mural DAWALT, Etna Green, and the Rev. Don DAWALT, High Point, N.C.; a brother, Sam [DAWALT], Urbana, Ind.; twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Revs. John JONES and Robert EBEY officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Bankie Young
Mrs. Albert (Bankie) YOUNG, 83, R.R. 1, Akron, died this morning at her home.
Surviving are two sons, Cleo [YOUNG], R.R. 1, Akron, and Ralph [YOUNG], Lansing, Mich., and a daughter, Mrs. Helen MILLER, R.R. 1, Akron.
Rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Saturday, December 23, 1967

Bankie Young
Final rites for Mrs. Bankie YOUNG, 83, R.R. 1, Akron, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Hill church with the Rev. Norman NIGHTENGALE officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Mrs. Young died of a heart attack at 9:15 a.m. Friday at her home.
Born March 20, 1884 in Miami county, she was the daughter of Alsines and Lydia DICKERHOFF HOFFMAN. She had resided all her life in the Akron area. She was married in 1909 to Albert YOUNG, who survives. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill church and the Perry Township Home Improvement club.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Helel MILLER, R.R. 1, Akron; two sons, Cleo [YOUNG], R.R. 1, Akron and Ralph [YOUNG], Lansing, Mich; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A son preceded in deth.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, December 25, 1967

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Tuesday, December 26, 1967

Mark Redinger
Last rites were held today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mark REDINGER, 76, R.R. 1, Argos, who died Saturday at 10:12 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital. Death came unexpectedly, following surgery performed last Tuesday.
The Rev. Howard ADDLEMAN officiated at rites and burial was in the Walnut Church of Brethren cemetery.
Born Aug. 21,1891, at his present home, he was the son of Charles and Mary RITENOUR REDINGER. A farmer, he was a member of the First Baptist church of Mentone. His marriage was June 28, 1913, at Plymouth to Vesta WARD, who survives.
Except for three years in Mentone, Mr. Redinger had lived in the Argos community all his life.
Also surviving are two sons, Ward and Ernest [REDINGER], both of Argos; a brother, Harley [REDINGER], Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Elmer LORD, Fort Wayne; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

William L. Wagoner
William L. WAGONER, R.R. 2, Rochester, died this morning in Community hospital at Indianapolis. He had become ill while visiting for the holiday at the home of a daughter in that city.
Mr. Wagoner was a bus driver for Rochester Community Schools. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Mrs. Rudy Mason
Mrs. Rudy MASON, 49, Winterhaven, Fla., who with her husband operated a restaurant at Fulton for 12 years, died Monday morning in Winterhaven.
Funeral services will be at the Mitchell funeral home in Winterhaven Wednesday. The family requests donations to the cancer fund in Mrs. Mason's memory.

Wednesday, December 27, 1967

Mary L. Sullivan
Last rites were held this afternoon in Peru for Mrs. Mary L. SULLIVAN, 84, Kewanna, who died Sunday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital. She had been living the past three years with her daughter, Mrs. Richard MILLS of Kewanna.
Burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Formerly of Peru, Mrs. Smith was a native of Indianapolis. Her husband, Claude [SULLIVAN], died in 1960. Also surviving are two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

William L. Wagoner
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for William L. WAGONER, 58, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died unexpectedly Tuesday at 8:10 a.m. in Community hospital at Indianapolis.
The Rev. Francis ROGERS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Wagoner became ill while visiting at the home of his daughter in Indianapolis and was admitted to the hospital Monday afternoon.
An employee of Safway Steel Products plant here, he also had been a bus driver for Rochester Community Schools 20 years. He was a member of the Mentone Baptist church and Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
The son of William and Hulda ANDERSON WAGONER, he was born Sept. 1, 1909, in this county and had lived here all his life except five years at Indianapolis.
His marriage was Sept. 24, 1936, at Kendallville, to Edith HUNTER, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Beverly [WAGONER], at home, and Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) SYRUS, Indianapolis; two grandsons; two great-grandsons; a sister, Miss Anna WAGONER, Rochester; a brother, Franklin [WAGONER], Ludington, Mich.; and nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded in death.

Otto Carlson
Otto CARLSON, former Rochester resident, died today at his home in Indianapolis. Mr. Carlson, who once operated a Ford car agency here, lived in Indianapolis 30 years.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Mrs. H. F. McKracken
Clarence MARTENS, R.R. 6, Rochester, was called Tuesday to Manilla, Ia., because of the death at 2:30 a.m. Monday of his mother, Mrs. H. F. McKRACKEN.
Last rites will be Thursday afternoon at the Hode funeral home in Manilla.

Clova Reed
Mrs. Clova REED died this morning at Fairview nursing home in Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, December 28, 1967

Mrs. H. F. McKracken
Mrs. H. F. McKRACKEN, who died Monday in Manilla, Ia., was the mother of Mrs. Clarence MARTENS. A story Wednesday incorrectly identified her as the mother of Mr. Martens. Services were this afternoon in Manilla.

Otto Carlson
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Otto CARLSON, 77, former Rochester resident who died Wednesday morning at his home in Indianapolis.
The Rev. Allan BYRNE will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Carlson, who lived at 3555 Salem street, had not been ill and his death was unexpected.
Born March 29, 1890, at South Whitley, he was the son of Oscar and Maria PFEIFFER CARLSON. His marriage was July 13, 1912, in this city to Frances SHOBE, who died July 28, 1957. Mr. Carlson was retired sales manager for Harry Sharp Ford Sales in Indianapolis. He had been associated with the Ford dealership here until moving from this city in 1935.
A 32nd degree Mason and member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, Mr. Carlson also belonged to North Methodist church of Indianapolis.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Quentin (Christine) KINTNER and Mrs. Florence CASADY, both of Port Angeles, Wash.; two sons, Donald CARLSON, Kalamazoo, Mich., former managing editor of The Sentinel, and Francis "Fritz" CARLSON, Normal, Ill.; ten grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. A brother, Carl [CARLSON], died in 1962.

Guy D. Flosenzier
Guy D. FLOSENZIER, 54, Culver, was killed today when his truck skidded into the path of a Norfolk and Western railway freight train at a crossing at Rutland west of Argos in Marshall county.
Investigators said Flosenzier's view was apparently obstructed by some buildings at the crossing and there was not enough distance to stop his pickup truck from moving into the train.
He died of a crushed chest and other internal injuries.

Ora M. Marsh
Ora M. MARSH, 82, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 8:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday. He was a longtime resident of the Burton community.
Born Dec. 12, 1885, in Miami county, he was the son of James and Henrietta MORRIS MARSH. He had spent most of his life in the Burton area. His marriage was June 24, 1906, to Minnie MATHIAS, who preceded in death Aug. 31, 1967.
Mr. Marsh remained active in farming until his death. He was a member of the Burton Methodist church and the Gideon Society.
Surviving are one son, H. Ogden [MARSH], R.R. 4, Rochester; one granddaughter, Karen MARSH; three sisters, Mrs. Donna EYTCHESON and Mrs. Ruth LEAVELL, Fulton, and Mrs. Pearl WAGONER, R.R. 1, Rochester; one brother, Marion [MARSH], Jackson, Mich.; nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were one sister and three brothers.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Burton Methodist church with the Rev. Ron COVEY and the Rev. Leroy GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday until 11:30 a.m. Saturday and an hour prior to service at the church.

Clova M. Reed
Last rites for Mrs. Clova M. REED, 86, who died at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos.
The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.
Mrs. Reed, who formerly lived on R.R. 2, Argos, had been in failing health eight months.
She was born Jan. 2, 1881 in Fulton county to William and Jane BABCOCK ANDREWS. She was married in 1925 to Earl REED, who died in 1962. She had lived in the Argos area 30 years, moving from Fulton county.
Surviving are a son, Von ANDREWS, Argos; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Harry (Lavera) YENNA, Alexander, La.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Carrie) DICKSON, Plymouth, and Mrs. Kathleen DAVIDSON, Amboy, and two step-sons, Robert REED and Charles REED, both in Ohio.

Friday, December 29, 1967

Perry V. Troutman
Perry V. TROUTMAN, 66, Holiday, Fla., a former Kewanna resident, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the New Port Richey hospital in Holiday after sufferig a heart attack while working in his yard earlier in the day.
Born in Kewanna Dec. 29, 1900, he was the son of Alonzo and Sally CALVIN TROUTMAN. He was married Sept. 18, 1921 in Winamac to Ethel AGNEW, who survives. Aftr retiring from employment with the Kowatch Contractors, he moved from Culver to Holiday last September. He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ivan [TROUTMAN], of Rochester, and Charles [TROUTMAN], of Baltimore, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Damon (Doris) MILLER, Argos; Mrs. Alfred (Ruth) TAYLOR, Winamac, and Mrs. Robert (Lois) BUTTON, Chandler, Ariz; nine grandchildren, and six sisters, Mrs. Isabelle WELDY, North Liberty; Mrs. Francis (Julia) WEAVER, South Bend; Mrs. Earl (Mae) PAGE, Whittier, Cal.; Mrs. Nelson (Grace) CORNER and Mrs. Leland (Ella) TEEL, Sun City, Ariz., and Mrs. Ray (Mary) HAUCK, Little Rock, Arkansas. A brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Ronald PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the funerl home.

Saturday, December 30, 1967

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