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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1968

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

1968

Tuesday, January 2, 1968

Marjorie Dice
Mrs. Marjorie B. DICE, 74, Fulton, died at 12:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, after an illness of two years.
Born Jan. 15, 1893, in Lebanon, she had lived in the Fulton community 23 years, moving there from Monticello.
Mrs. Dice, a retired registered nurse, served 18 months with the Red Cross nursing corps during World War I.
Her marriage was July 15, 1945, to Glen DICE, who survives. She was a former member of the VFW Auxiliary and attended the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are four step-children, Paul DICE, fulton; Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) WRAY, Logansport; Mrs. Kathryn MOW, Logansport, and Mrs. William (Betty) STEPHENS, Fort Worth, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. One grandchild preceded in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Philip ISGRIGG officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery at Monticello. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Christina Martin
Christine MARTIN, 77, Fulton, died Monday at 2:30 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Dec. 28. Death came after a long illness that had become serious Thursday.
Born March 12, 1890, in Stornoway, Scotland, Mrs. Martin was the daughter of Patrick and Mary McDONALD O'HARE. She had moved to the Fulton area in 1913 from Canada. Her marriage was Sept. 16, 1911, in Winnipeg, Canada, to Ruben S. MARTIN, who survives.
Mrs. Martin was a member of the Fulton E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are one son, Rolland [MARTIN], Gary; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane PODRAZ, Washington, D.C., and Miss Clara Bell MARTIN, at home; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with Emerson WARD of Warsaw officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Martha A. Ruff
Mrs. Martha A. RUFF, 67, 209 West Market street, Warsaw, was found dead at her home Saturday of a heart attack. She was a former Akron resident, moving to Warsaw 10 years ago.
Born May 4, 1900, at Beaver Dam, she was the daugher of Jacob and Ida SHIREMAN ENGLE. She was a member of Senior Citizens club of Warsaw. Her Marriage was June 10, 1923, at Akron, to Curtis RUFF, who died in 1948.
Surviving are two sons, Alvin and Marvin [RUFF], both of R.R. 1, Akron; seven grandchildren; three sistrs, Mrs. Artie WALTERS, Akron; Mrs. Warren ROGERS, Akron, and Mrs. Etta FULLER, Warsaw, and three brothers, Amos and Pierce [ENGLE], both of Akron, and Elmer [ENGLE], Mentone. Preceding in death were one daughter, two sisters and two brothers.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheeta funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be at Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ralph R. Whitney
Ralph R. WHITNEY, 75, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Monday at 6 a.m. at his home after an illness of three years.
Born Dec. 5, 1892, in Boston, he had spent most of his life in the Fulton county area. His wife, Lena [WHITNEY], died in 1943. Mr. Whitney had been a farmer and custodian at Louderback's auto agency.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugenia STEWART, at home, and Mrs. Naomi CHESTER, Logansport; a sister, Mrs. John (Florence) SLATER, Warsaw, and a cousin. Mrs. Cliff (Martha) OSTERIENER, Fort Wayne
Last rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn cemetery in Denver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Ira B. Cromley
Ira R. CROMLEY, 63, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 5:05 a.m. today at Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he had been a patient four weeks. He had been in failing health 10 years, suffering from Parkinson's disease, and had been an invalid at his home since falling March 21, 1967.
Born Sept. 23, 1904 in Culver, he was the son of Jacob and Anna MAHLER CROMLEY. He had resided all his life in the Culver area. He was married Oct. 26, 1927 to Gladys Mable ALEXANDER. He had been a farmer and was a former express agent at Culver. He was a member of the Culver Emanuel United Brethren church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Miss Alice CROMLEY, on the staff at Bob Jones university, Greensville, S.C., and Mrs. Carol OLSON, a missionary at Manorom community hospital of Manorom, Thailand; three sons, Dale [CROMLEY], Minneapolis, Minn.; John [CROMLEY], of Rochester, and SP4 Paul [CROMLEY], stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche FINNEY, Culver; Mrs. Herman (Rose) AULT and Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) STOCKBERGER, both of Argos. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at the Culver E.U.B. church with the Rev. A. E. GIVENS officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Time and date of services are pending. Arrangements are being made by the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

William A. Ralston
William Arthur RALSTON, 55, Miami, Fla., died at 4 a.m. Monday at Jackson Memorial hospital in Miami.
Born Dec. 14, 1912 in Monterey, he was the son of William and Ertha COWEN RALSTON. He had lived in Florida 15 years, moving there from Chicago. He was married to Ruby FELTZ in 1931. She died in 1945. He then was married to Ruby FAIRBANKS. He was a trucker and heavy equipment operator.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Bertha RALSTON, Niles, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Naomi LELAND, Argos; two sons, William [RALSTON], Plymouth, and Richard [RALSTON], Fullerton, Cal., and five grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Homer TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Luella C. Brooks
Luella C. BROOKS, 78, Argos, died at 6:10 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. She suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage Friday.
Born Aug. 10, 1889 in Hartsville, Ind., she was the daughter of Victor and Louisa HEROD CARR. She had lived in the Argos community 28 years, moving there from Detroit, Mich. She was married Jan. 22, 1920 in Detroit to Joseph Earle BROOKS, who died Dec. 16, 1967. Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

James H. Guise
James [Hugh] GUISE, 78, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw 20 minutes after being admitted following a heart attack. His home was in the Burket area.
Born July 24, 1889 in Kewanna, he had resided in the Burket area most of his life. He was married near Leiters Ford to Nancy [Alice] EASTERDAY, who survives. He was a member of the Burket E.U.B. church.
Surviving are a foster-son, John ROADARMEL, at home, and brother, E. A. GUISE, Tulsa, Okla. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites were this afternoon at the King Memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial was in the Mentone cemetery.

Cornelius Rogan
Cornelius ROGAN, R.R. 2, Argos, died this morning at the Klapp nursing home in Argos. Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Wednesday, January 3, 1968

Mrs. Melvin Bybee
Mrs. Melvin BYBEE, Huron, O., died of a stroke Monday morning in Huron. She was born and reared in Rochester. Among the survivors is a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ed LOWE of Rochester. Funeral services were today.

Robert L. Smith
Robert L. SMITH, 47, Peru, a former Rochester resident died at 9 p.m. Monday of a heart attack. He was dead on arrival at Dukes hospital in Peru.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ryan CULP; the grandmother, Mrs. Blanche LEAHY, and a grandson, Troy Dean CULP, all of Peru.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eikenberry-Murray funeral home in Peru and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Friday.

George M. Bash
George [M.] BASH, R.R. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly at Woodlawn hospital this morning while undergoing surgery for a broken hip. Services are pending at the Yoder and Wright funeral home in Nappanee. Mr. Bash lived on Country Club drive at Lake Manitou and was employed by The Rochester Sentinel as a linotype operator.

Cornelius Rogan
Cornelius P. ROGAN, 63, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Klapp nursing home in Argos. He had been ill since suffering a stroke in 1960.
Born Oct. 20, 1904 in St. Mary's Pa., he was the son of William and Anna FLICKINGER ROGAN. He had resided in the Argos community since 1942, moving there from Plymouth. He was married Dec. 7, 1923 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Lena Edna HITE. He had worked at McCord corporation in Plymouth until his illness.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Phyllis) JACOX, South Bend; four sons, Robert [ROGAN], at home; Patrick [ROGAN], of Mishawaka; Donald [ROGAN], of Argos, and Lowell [ROGAN], of Kent, O.; ten grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Last rites will be conducted at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 1 p.m. Friday by the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Onis M. Leonard
Last rites were held last week for Onis M. LEONARD, 65, former Rochester resident who died Dec. 27 at his home in Michigan City. Burial was in Nichols cemetery at Akron.
A Michigan City resident 20 years, Mr. Leonard was a civil engineer with Boyd Phelps company of that city. Death was due to cancer and came after a year's illness
Born May 22, 1902, in Macy, he was the son of Ollie and Ethel CASE LEONARD. Surviving are the wife, the former Jessie LEININGER of Akron; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth ROBBINS, Macy, and Miss Jean LEONARD, South Bend.

Earl R. Townsend
Earl R. TOWNSEND, 71, 427 Jefferson street, died at his home at 2:40 a.m. today of generalized carcinoma. He had been in failing health six months.
Born Nov. 12, 1896 in the Mount Olive community of Fulton county, he was the son of John and Eva MARTIN TOWNSEND. He had resided most of his life in Fulton county and the Cutler community south of Logansport. He and his wife owned the Townsend Regal grocery store at Cutler about 20 years. He was married Feb. 5, 1918 in Fulton county to Mildred THORSTENSON.
Mr. and Mrs. Townsend owned and operated a farm in the Burton community for a number of years and he also was a cattle buyer for McMahan farms. Mr. Townsend was a member of the First Baptist church here.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Irene) ROBINSON, Leesburg, and Mrs. Sam (Barbara) NELSON, R.R. 4, Logansport; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A son, Earl L. TOWNSEND, a pilot during World War II, was killed in action. Two sisters, Mrs. Otto McMAHAN and Mrs. Tom McMAHAN, also preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good 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 2 p.m. Thursday.

Ira R. Cromley
Funeral services for Ira R. CROMLEY, 63, R.R. 1, Culver, who died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Culver E.U.B. church.
The Rev. A. E. GIVENS will officiate and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos today and this evening and at the church from 10 a.m. Thursday until services.

Thursday, January 4, 1968

Robert L. Smith
Additional survivors of Robert L. SMITH, 47, Peru, who died Monday, are the parents, Vernie and Margaret HILL SMITH of Peru, formerly of Rochester; an aunt, Mrs. Don HENDERSON, and an uncle, Byron HILL, both of Rochester. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eikenberry-Murray funeral home in Peru and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

George Bash
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. EST at the Wright-Yoder funeral home in Nappanee for George M. BASH, 64, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Bash had been admitted to the hospital Saturday, after sustaining a broken hip in a fall at his home on the east shore of Lake Manitou. Death came unexpectedly, during an operation to reduce the fractured hip.
The Rev. Leonard METZKER will officiate at rites and burial will be in Chapel Hill memorial gardens at Osceola. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. EST today and from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. EST Friday.
Mr. Bash had been employed the past nine years as linotype operator at The Rochester Sentinel and worked in the same capacity for 10 years with Tne Nappanee Advance-News.
He was born Nov. 4, 1903, at Wabash, the son of Rollo and Emma McFARLAND BASH. His marriage was Jan. 26, 1941, to Zola YODER, who survives. Mr. Bash was a member of the First Mennonit church of Nappanee.
Also surviving are two sisters, Miss Grace BASH and Mrs. Mary STAHL, both of Elkhart.

Faye M. Landis
Miss Faye M. LANDIS, 58, former Akron resident, died Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at her home 54914 Currant road, Mishawaka. Death came after a week's illness.
Born in Akron Dec. 17, 1909, she was the daughter of Roy and Dessie KARNS LANDIS. She had moved to Mishawaka three years ago from Akron.
Surviving are one brother, Hubert LANDIS, Independence, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. William SICKS, Hartford City, and Mrs. Wayne CALLANTINE, Mishawaka.
Funeral services are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Friday, January 5, 1968

Faye M. Landis
Last rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for Miss Faye M. LANDIS, 58, former Akron resident who died Wednesday morning at her home in Mishawaka.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS, will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 6, 1968

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Monday, January 8, 1968

Forest L. Bennett
Forest L. BENNETT, 79, Mishawaka, died Saturday at the Methodist Memorial home in Warren after a long illness.
He was born Sept. 25, 1889, in Kewanna, the son of Nelson and Margaret LEITER BENNETT. Mr. Bennett was a 1909 graduate of Kewanna high school.
He was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic lodge and Eastern Star. A printer by trade, he once owned a pringing business.
The only known survivor is a nephew, Frederick BENNETT, Piedmont, Cal.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. EST at the Sprague funeral home in Mishawaka, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. The Masonic lodge will conduct its rites at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery at Kewanna, where graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Kenneth POWELL will officiate.

Loa Morris
Mrs. Loa MORRIS, 75, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw where she was a patient four days. Death came after an illness of one year.
She was born May 14, 1892, in Fulton county to Henry and Sarah LEININGER HALDEMAN and had spent her lifetime in the Akron community.
Her marriage was in 1916 to Roy "Jack" MORRIS, prominent Akron livestock breeder, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Morris was a member o the Akron Church of God and the Pollyanna club of Akron.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) TOMBAUGH, R.R. 1, Claypool; Mrs. Al (Kathleen) JENNENS, Akron, and Mrs. Tom (Suzanne) GAST, Akron; one son, Jack D. [MORRIS], LaHabra, Cal.; ten grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Mary) STERLING, Akron, and Mrs. Ernest (Edna) HUNTER, Fort Wayne. Four brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday until 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

James E. Rathfon
James Elmer RATHFON, 89, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday at the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, where he had been a patient one week.
Born Dec. 13, 1878, near Huntington, he was the son of James and Mary Jane SMITH RATHFON. On Janurry 28, 1903, he was married to Mary Effie KESLER who died in 1954.
Mr. Rathfon was a retired farmer who spent most of his adult life in the Mentone area. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Mentone.
Survivors are one son, Everett [RATHFON], R.R. 2, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Helen BROWN, Mentone, and one granddaughter, Yvonne RATHFON. One brother and one sister preceded in death. Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist church, Mentone, with the Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetry, south of Mentone. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone.

Tuesday, January 9, 1968

Frances Arnold
Mrs. Frances FLOOR ARNOLD, 47, formerly of Akron, was found dead at her home in Hammond Sunday.
She was born Oct. 17, 1920 in Kosciusko county to Orvan and Vera MARTIN FLOOR and had spent the past 30 years in Hammond.
Survivors are one son, Victor SLANAC, East Chicago; the father, Orvan FLOOR, Akron; one granddaughter, Machell SLANAC; six sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Phyllis) MUNSON, Warsaw; Mrs. Horace (Norma) BARR, Akron; Mrs. John (Janette) SMARZ, Chicago; Mrs. Donald (Cleo) PLUCKER, Claypool; Mrs. Roger (Gladys) GAFF, Nappanee; Mrs. Alonzo (Martha) HOWARD, South Bend, and two brothers, Orvan [FLOOR], Jr., South Bend; James FLOOR, Santa Monica, Cal. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Harry SHEARER of Bourbon will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funerl home after 7 p.m. today.

Lawrence E. Hoffman
Lawrence E. HOFFMAN, 85, Mobile, Ala., a former Argos postmaster, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday in a Grandbay, Ala., hospital after an illness of four years.
He was born Dec. 24, 1882, in Marshall county near Argos to Jacob and Susana (ROMIG) HOFFMAN. On March 13, 1907 in Argos, he was married to Elsie May HARTMAN, who preceded in death.
Mr. Hoffman was a retired custodian of the Sunnyside Presbyterian church in South Bend. He had resided with his daughter in Mobile for the past seven years.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Ella May) HOLLOWAY, Mobile; one grandson, Alfred HOLLOWAY, Mobile, and several nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 2 p.m. Thuesday. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut church of the Brethren cemetery east of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 10, 1968

Elvin J. Kistler
Elvin J. KISTLER, 71, Grass Creek, died at his home at noon Tuesday.
Born Dec. 31, 1896 near Royal Center, he was the son of William H. and Laura E. CALDWELL KISTLER. He was married Oct. 16, 1918 to Florence SMITH. He was a retired farmer and was janitor at the Grass Creek school for a few years. He was a member of the Grass Creek E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, Manford [KISTLER], Danville, Ill.; Delbert [KISTLER], R.R. 1, Kokomo, and Calvin [KISTLER], R.R. 1, Greentown; two daughters, Mrs. Freida COLBY, Danville, Ill., and Mrs. Corabelle CRIPPEN, R.R. 2, Rochester; sixteen grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother, Harrison [KISTLER], of Grass Creek, and a sister, Mrs. Mildred WILLIAMS, Kewanna. a brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church with the Rev. Leroy WISE officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home and then at the church one hour before services.

Catherine A. Kern
Mrs. Catherine Almeda KERN, a pioneer resident of the Athens community, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted last Sept. 26. She was 92 years old and had been ill three months.
Born Nov. 27, 1875 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of James and Rachel CROCKETT ABNER. She had lived in the Athens community 70 years. Her marriage was to Jacob W. KERN, who died in 1944.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss May KERN and Mrs. James (Ruth) ROBERTSON, both of Rochester; two sons, Robert [KERN], of Rochester, and Frank [KERN], of Kokomo; five grandchildren, Patricia KERN, Seattle; Shirley BURNS, Houston, Texas; William R. KERN, with the Marine Corps in Japan; Fred KERN, Upland, and Jack KERN, Kokomo, and seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Fawn Janke
Mrs. Fawn JANKE, 72, Mentone, died Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw. Death was due to cancer and came after an illness of two years.
She was born Dec. 31, 1895, to Ford and Ella HUBLER DOANE in Mentone, where she spent most of her life.
Her marriage to Grover C. JANKE, who preceded in death in 1963, was Jan. 13, 1911, in Plymouth.
She attended the First Baptist church and was a member of the Mentone War Mothers.
Survivors are one son, Valorus "Bud" [JANKE], Mentone; four daughters, Mrs. John (Lucille) DARMAN and Mrs. Joseph (Artena) JELLISON, both of Michigan City; Mrs. Arla (Willadene) CORMICAN, Ligonier; Mrs. Harold (Mary) EAST, R.R. 2, Warsaw; one half-sister, Mrs. Walter BOICE, Ft. Worth, Texas; sixteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildre.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Howard O. ADDLEMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery northwest of Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dale Baker
Dale BAKER, 66, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday of a heart attack sustained at the Frank and Jerry grocery in Mentone.
A lifetime resident of Mentone, he was born March 24, 1901, to Elmore C. and Rose BAKER BAKER. He was employed as a painter.
Survivors are one brother, Leonard BAKER, Long Beach, Cal.; thre sisters, Mrs. Rosemary SHIPLEY, Long Beach; Mrs. Annabel WALKER, Arlington, Va.; ad Mrs. Ruth GUSTAFSON, Wheato, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone. The Rev. Kenneth LEININGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 11, 1968

James Hutchinson
James HUTCHINSON, 87, R.R. 2, Akron, died Wednesday in a Los Angeles hospital where he had been ill one week.
He was born April 25, 1880, in Wabash county to William and Nancy MILLER HUTCHINSON.
Mr. Hutchinson was a retired railroad employee and had spent his life in the Macy and Akron communities. On July 4, 1908, he was married at Akron to Jennie RUNKLE who died in 1962.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Victor (Irene) JOHNSON, Los Aneles; Mrs. Walter (Helen) WORTHNGTON, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Mrs. Grethel REED, R.R. 2, Akron; two sons, Cotus [HUTCHINSON], Albuquerque, N.M., and Wayne [HUTCHINSON], Portland, Ore; fifteen grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren. Three children preceded in death.
Final arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Elsie D. Hooker
Mrs. Elsie Dora HOOKER, 78, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a five-day illness.
Born Nov. 22, 1889, in Walnut township near Argos, she was the daugher of Andrew and Alice FREECE EDWARDS. Her marriage was June 22, 1916, at Plymouth, to Ray HOOKER, who survives.
She had resided all her life in the Argos community except for a few years at Wabash. Mrs. Hooker was a memer of the Argos Congregtional Christian church, Whippoorwill Ladies Aid and Izaak Walton Auxilary.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fank (Edna) RUFFING, Jr., Argos; one son, Lamar [HOOKER], Argos; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home at Argos after 10 a.m. Friday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.

Friday, January 12, 1968

James Hutchinson
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron for James HUTCHINSON, 87, R.R. 2, Akron, who died Wednesday in a Los Angeles hospital.
The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Charles D. Cochran
Services were conducted Tuesday for Charles D. COCHRAN, 51, R.R. 1, Milford, who died at his home Sunday. Burial was in the Milford cemetery with the Rev. Harold INGLE officiating.
Mr. Cochran was born Feb. 26, 1916 in Marion, the son of Andrew Benson COCHRAN, formerly of Rochester. He moved to Milford seven years ago and was employed by Smokers Inc., New Paris. On Dec. 6, 1960, he was married to Lois INSLEY, who survives.
Also surviving are five sons, David, Gaylord and Dennis [COCHRAN), all of Columbia City; Jerry and Dennis BAILEY; five daughters, Mrs. James (Barbara) STANSELL, Anniston, Ala. Miss Betty COCHRAN, Columbia City; Linda, Charlene and Cheryl BAILEY, all at home; three brothers, Francis [COCHRAN], LaPorte; Ernest [COCHRAN], Rochester, and Donald [COCHRAN], Kewanna; five sisters, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) McCUTCHEON, Denver; Mrs. Robert (Mildred) CONLEY and Mrs. Russell (Phyllis) REED, Rochester Mrs. Joe (Doris) JAMES, Kewanna, and Mrs. Gene (Mary) SHRIVER, Mentone. The mother, Lavina DELL, a brother and one sister prceded in death.

Saturday, January 13, 1968

Roy H. Proctor
Word has been received of the death of Roy H. PROCTOR, 76, retired judge of Dane county (Madison, Wis.) superior court and a native of Rochester
Judge Proctor died in his sleep early Tuesday morning. Final rites were Thursday at Madison.
Mr. Proctor was judge at Madison for nearly 30 years until retiring six years ago. He moved from Rochester to Madison in 1909 to enter the University of Wisconsin at age 19.
Surviving are a son, a daughter, a sister, five grandchildren, a niece, Mrs. Dale (Medrith) WELTY, and a nephew, Donald BROWER, both of Rochester.

Monday, January 15, 1968

Fraderick G. Maropke
Frederick George MAROPKE, 71, died Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Annabelle) BUTTS, R.R. 5, Rochester, where he had resided the past five years.
He was born to Frank and Minnie FANSELOW MAROPKE in 1896 in Chicago. Mr. Maropke spent most of his life in the Michigan City area and prior to retirement in 1961 served as steward of the Eagles lodge No. 1228 in Michigan City. His wife, Clara Florence DONALD, died in 1927.
Mr. Maropke was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Elks 432, Michigan City, Disaled Veterans of Michigan City, American Association of Retired People. He was a World War I veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors with the daughter are two grandchildren, Mrs. Barbara SAVAGE, Peru, and Jack L. BUTTS, Arlington Heights, Ill.; two sisters, Marion KRONCKE and Florence JOHANSEN, Chicago; one brother, Charles MARIPKE, Chicago. A brother and sister preceded in death.
The body has been removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Root funeral home in Michigan City, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery at Michigan City. Friends may call at the Root funeral home.

Roscoe Miller
Calvert Roscoe MILLER died Sunday at 1 a.m. in the Veterans Administration hospital at Marion, where he had been in failing health since 1924. He had been seriously ill since Jan. 5.
He was born in Fulton county April 9, 1897 at Fletchers Lake. He lived in the Fulton county area prior to World War I. He was the son of Clinton and Ida GUISE MILLER. A farmer, Mr. Miller was a member of the Rochester American Legion, Fulton E.U.B. church and was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Ethel) GEIER, Rochester, Mrs. Richard (Edna) HENDERSON, Fletchers Lake, and numerous nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be at the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Donald McGuire
Donald McGUIRE of Mexico, brother of Walter McGUIRE of Rochester, died at midnight Sunday in the Fort Wayne Veteran's hospital. The body was taken to the McCain funeral home, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, where services are pending.

V. L. Barker
V. L. BARKER, retired insurance and real estate broker of Fulton, died at 11 a.m. today in the C&O hospital, Huntington, W. Va. He was 84 years old. Arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Ferris D. Johnson
Ferris D. JOHNSON, 65, Michigan City, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday from burns sustained in a fire at the apartment house where he lived.
He was born April 19, 1902 in Peru to Arthur and Luella RICHTER JOHNSON. He had lived in Michigan City 15 years, having moved there from South Bend. One June 10, 1924 he was married in West Virginia to Grace ADE. Mr. Johnson was a retired hotel cook and a veteran of World War II. He was a memer of the Peru Methodist church.
Survivors are one son, Ferris [JOHNSON], Jr., Norwalk, O.; one step-daughter, Vickie IAMMELLI, Hialeah, Fla.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Samuel [JOHNSON], South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie SHAW, Lucedale, Miss., and Mrs. Winifred KILMER, Logansport, and nieces and nehews.
Last rited will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Daniel BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Russell Cavender
Russell CAVENDER, 74, Plymouth, died Saturday at noon in his home of a heart seizure.
He was born to Solomon and Emma HARTMAN CAVENDER Aug. 16, 1893 in Rutland, Ind. he was never married and had lived the last nine years in Plymouth prior to living in Milfoy. Mr. Cavender was a retired employee of the city oif Plymouth. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, Plymouth, Moose lodge and the Masonic lodge 139, Milroy.
The last member of a family of six children, he is survived by one aunt, Mrs. William HARMAN, Plymouth, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. James CAMPBELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery southwest of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 16, 1968

Donald McGuire
Funeral services will be conducted Wedesday at 2 p.m. in the McCain funeral home near Denver for Donald W. McGUIRE, 72, Mexico, who died Monday at the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. The Rev. R. E. DAWSON will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Surviving are three brothers, Walter [McGUIRE], Rochester, Lyman and Fred [McGUIRE], both of Mexico; three sisters, Mrs. Alice MYERS, Frankfort; Mrs. Lethel HEWARD, Chesterton, and Mrs. Martha SMITH, Peru; a half-brother, William McGUIRE, Mexico, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Henrietta CARPENTER, Mexico; Mrs. Betty LANDIS, Urbana, O.; and Mrs. Peggy BOLINGER, Wheaton, Ill.

N. O. Nelson
N. O. NELSON, 74, 628 Madison street, died at 2:10 a.m. today in Howard County Community hospital, Kokomo, of injuries suffered when he was hit by a car here last Tuesday.
Mr. Nelson became the first traffic fatality of the year in Fulton county. He was the second person to die of traffic injuris suffered in the city in the last three months after the city had gone almost two years without a traffic fatality.
Mr. Nelson was struck as he was crossing East Ninth street, 100 feet west of Franklin avenue, at 7 a.m. Jan. 9 while he was delivering newspapers. He suffered several broken bones and other injuries.
Semi-retired, Mr Nelson worked part-time delivering papers for the Rochester News Agency. He was a former night clerk at the old Arlington hotel and also operated a poultry business on North Main street for a number of years.
Born June 13, 1893 in Grundy county, Ill., he had lived in Rochester 43 years, moving here from Warsaw. His parents were John P. and Karen NELSON. He was married Mrch 31, 1915 in Braceville, Ill., to Ethel I. MESSER, who survives.
Mr. Nelson was a charter member of the Rochester Lions club, a 50-year member of Rochester Masonic Lodge 79 and also belonged to the Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) METHOD, Chicago; a son, John R. NELSON, Leiters Ford; five grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Edna NELSON, Gardner, Ill., and Mrs. F. H. (Esther) THYGESEN, Gardner, Ill., ad a brother, Carol A. NELSON, South Bend. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

V. L. Barker
Last rites will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for V. L. BARKER, 84, prominent former Fulton resident, who died Monday at 11 a.m. at the C&O Railroad hospital at Huntington, W. Va.
The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate at rites and burial will be at the Fulton cemetery, where the Fulton Masonic lodge will conduct its service. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Barker had been agent for the C&O railroad in Fulton for 44 years of service and also was an insurance agent and real estate broker in that town.
Mr. Barker was a member and former trustee of Fulton E.U.B. church, a member of the Fulton County Realtors Association and the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, a former member of the Fulton town board, and a fomer trustee of Fulton Cemetery Association. He belonged to Rochester Royal Arch Masons.
He was one of five living 50-year members of Fulton Msasonic Lodge No. 655, of which he was a Past Master, and was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star chapter of Fulton and of the Fulton I.O.O.F. lodge.
He was born Nov. 21, 1883 in Marshtown, west of Fulton, the son of Eli and Ida ZABST BARKER. He was married April 11, 1906, in Kewanna, to Eva May BAIR. She died Jan. 24, 1960. In December, 1961, he married Grace JOHNSON, who survives. Mr. Barker spent his life in Fulton county, residing 61 years in Fulton. He attended Rochester Normal college.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elsa ESKEW, Indianapolis, whose husband, Phil [ESKEW], is commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association; a sister, Mrs. William (Mae) BURKE, Fulton ad Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; four grandchildren, Phil N. ESKEW, Jr., and Mrs. Steven KEISTER, both of Indianapolis, and Douglas BARKER and Mrs. Herbert KLEIMAN, both of Boston; three great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Earl GRISWOLD, and two sons, Paul [BARKER], who died in infancy, and Frank [BARKER], in 1964.

Claudia Stevenson
Miss Claudia STEVENSON, former Akron resident, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the St. Joseph hospital in Chicago, where she resided.
Among the survivors are one sister, Mrs. Earl (Nellie) LEININGER, Akron. Rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Donald E. Wentzel
Donald E. WENTZEL, 53, Warsaw, died at his home at 11:55 p.m. Monday of a heart attack. He had been ill for several years.
Mr. Wentzel had lived in Fulton county for several years and moved to Kosciusko county about 15 years ago. He was president and owner of the Maple Leaf Duck farm at Milford. He had formed the National Duckling Council and was president of the Council.
Surviving ar the wife, the former Myrtle WHEATHLEY; a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Sandra) TUCKER, Warsaw; two sons, John [WENTZEL], a Purdue student, and David [WENTZEL] at home two brothers, Orville [WENTZEL], Chicago, and Robert [WENTZEL], Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Shirley (Margie) CARTER, Niles, Mich.
Final rites will be at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. William J. VAMOS officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 17, 1968

V. L. Barker
Masonic orders will conduct rites for V. L. BARKER, 84, prominent former Fulton resident who died Monday at Huntington, W. Va.
The Eastern Star of Fulton will hold memorial services at 7:30 p.m. today in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Fulton Masonic lodge will conduct its rites at the funeral home during the funeral service set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

John G. Ames
John G. AMES, 78, retired Argos druggist, died at noon Tuesday in the home of his daugher at Wabash. He had been in failing health two years.
He was born May 14, 1889, near Bourbon, to Norris and Arminda GRANT AMES. On April 11, 1914 in Bourbon, he was married to Bertha FURNEY who died June 21, 1966.
Mr. Ames operated a drug store in Argos from1935 to 1961. He formerly was employed at the Gackenheimer Drog company in Wabash. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church, Past Master of the Argos Masonic lodge, Past Worthy Patron of th Argos Eastern Star, and member of the Scottish Rite, South Bend.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Dorothy) SLOAN, Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Cletus STONER, Gurnee, Ill., and Mrs. Carl HARMON, South Bend, and one brother, Earl AMES, Elkhart.
Final rits will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Douglas STANWYCK will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Services will be conductd by the Argos Masonic lodge at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends and relatives ar invited.

Claudia Stevenson
Private funeral services will be conducted Thursday for Miss Claudia STEVENSON in the Haupert funeral home at Akron. Miss Stevenson died Monday in the St. Joseph hospital in Chicago. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Thursday, January 18, 1968

Harold Norman
Harold "F. H." NORMAN, 69, Gilead, died at 7:45 a.m. today of a heart attack at his home. Mr. Norman still was active in the operation of the Norman Implement company, Akron, which he owned 33 years.
He was born Sept. 27, 1898, in Miami county to Milo and Nettie POWELL NORMAN. He had spent his life in the Gilead community. In Akron on Sept. 4, 1923, he was married to Nellie BRIGHT, who survives.
He was a member of the Indiana Implement association, Gideon Society and the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are two grandsons, Charles HUFFMAN, Jr., R.R. 2, Macy; and Douglas Lee NORMAN, Akron; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Peggy NORMAN, Akron; one son-in-law, Charles HUFFMAN, Sr., Macy; four sisters, Mrs. John (Ora) GLASSFORD, Mrs. Keith (Alta) LEEDY and Mrs. Deo (Alma) RABER, all of Macy, and Mrs. Sam (Marie) DAWALT, Urbana; three brothers, Jesse [NORMAN], Macy; Perry [NORMAN], Dotson, Mont.; and John [NORMAN], North Manchester and nieces and nephews. One son and one daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God. The Revs. Forest CARLSON and J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 10 a.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church one hour prior to the service.

Otto Hunter
Otto HUNTER, 72, 1212 College Avenue, died at 11 a.m. today at his home following a serious illness of two weeks. He had been ill five years.
Born July 9, 1894 in Ora, he was the son of Lee and Tincy FELLERS HUNTER. A general laborer, he was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. William (Opal) MILLER, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Pete (Audrey) O'CONNELL, Lafayette; two cousins, Guy HUNTER and Friend HUNTER, both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews, including Howard DALEY and Mrs. Harley (Joan) CROUSSORE, both of Rochester, and Frances GOOD, Elkhart.
Final rites are set tentatively for Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with burial in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, January 19, 1968

Otto Hunter
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Otto HUNTER, 72, 1212 College avenue, who died Thursday morning at his home after a long illness. The Rev. Glen MITCHELL will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John V. Schmidt
Funeral services for John F. SCHMIDT, 79, Monterey, who died Wednesday at 3 a.m. in St. Elizabeth hospital at Lafayette, will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's church at Monterey. The Rev. Father MAUTASIK will officiate and burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery at Monterey. Friends may call at the Kennedy funeral home in Winamac.
Mr. Schmidt was born May 18, 1898, in Hungary. A farmer, he had resided in Monterey for 50 years. He was married to Kate STORE, who preceded in death. Mr. Schmidt was a member of the St. Ann's church and the Lions club in Monterey.
Surviving are two sons, Frank [SCHMIDT], Culver, and Joseph [SCHMIDT], Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Mrs. Margaret KOST, Chicago; sixteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Saturday, January 20, 1968

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Monday, January 22, 1968

Donald Reeg
Donald REEG, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale REEG of Huntington, former Rochester residents, was killed Friday when his car was struck by a train near downtown Huntington. A passenger, Ken BRENNAN, 17, was injured. The Norfolk and Wesetrn train carrying the auto 411 feet along the tracks. Police said flashers at the crossing were operating. The youth was a senior at Huntington Catholic high school.

R. C. Beall
R. C. BEALL, Gulfport, Miss., father of Ancil BEALL of Rochester, died Sunday evening following a stroke. Funeral services are expected to be in Walkerton.

Christopher Knochel
Christopher KNOCHEL, father of Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL of Lake Manitou, died early Saturday morning at Kentland. Services were to be conducted there this afternoon.

Margaret Schneider
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dorsey funeral home in Indianapolis for Mrs. Margaret SCHNEIDER, 72, R.R. 1, Macy, who died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis. Friends may call at the Dorsey funeral home until 9 p.m. today.
Mrs. Schneider was born April 4, 1895, in Indianapolis to William and Mary WOLSIFFER SCHNEIDER. Her marriage April 8, 1915, in Indianapolis, was to August J. SCHNEIDER, who survives.
She had resided at her Macy residence two years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the White Shrine at Indianapolis.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth BROWN, Indianapolis; a grandson and three great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.
Local arrangements were in charge of Foster & Good funeral home.

Harry Earl Miller
Harry Earl MILLER, 75-year-old retired farmer of R.R. 2, Kewanna, was found dead Saturday about 5 p.m. at the Manitou Rest Park south of the city on U.S. 31.
Mr. Miller's body was discovered by a passerby, who notified state police. They, along with the sheriff's office, invesigated. Death occurred about 2 p.m. Saturday from natural causes, Dr. William RUSLER, county coroner, said today following an autopsy.
Born Jan. 29, 1892, he was the son of Jacob and Mary ROGERS MILLER and had spent his lifetime in Fulton county. He never married.
Mr. Miller was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ. A veteran of World War I, he belonged to the Kewanna American Legion Post.
Surviving are two brothers, Charles [MILLER], R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Harley [MILLER], South Bend. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. John REDDIX officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Alvin C. Reed
Funeral services for Alvin C. REED, 78, 426 Fulton avenue, who died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday at his residence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Memorials other than flowers may be given to the heart fund.
Mr. Reed was a former city fire chief and had been associated with his father in the grain and feed business here. He was a retired city park superintendent and a member of Grace Methodist church.
He was born July 4, 1889, in Rochester, the son of Charles C. and Catherine THOMMEN REED. On June 29, 1911, in Rochester, he was married to Inez P. SMITH, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, Myron C. [REED], R.R. 6, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Herman NEHER, Huntington, and Mrs. Cecil (Edith) FRED, R.R. 2, Kewanna; three grandchildren, A1C Michael Allen [REED], Grand Forks Air Base, N.D.; Robert J. and Deborah Carol [REED], both of Rochester. A sister and two brothers preceded in death
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 23, 1968

R. C. Beall
Funeral services for R. C. BEALL, 81, Gulfport, Miss., father of Ancil BEALL of Rochester, will be at 3 p.m. EST Thursday in the Nussbaum funeral home at Walkerton. Burial will be in the Walkerton cemetery. Mr. Beall died Sunday evening following a stroke.
Mr. Beall opened the Beall Tire Shop here in 1936. It was one of several he owned in Indiana and Michigan. His son took over the Rocheste store in the late 1930s and has operated it since then.
Surviving are the wife, two other sons, a daughter, two step-sons, three step-daughters, a sister, seventeen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, January 24, 1968

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Thursday, January 25, 1968

August Swanson
August SWANSON, 94, 1223 Franklin avenue, died at the Miller Merry Manor rest home in Warsaw at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday. He had been ill two years and a rest home patient one and a half weeks.
He was born in Warbert, Sweden on April 12, 1873, to John and Christina SWANSON. He came to the United States when he was 18 and settled in Benton county. In 1920 he moved to the Athens area. In 1950 he retired from farming and moved to Rochester. On Feb. 26, 1908, in Brookston, he married Lillian Bell MOORE, who died in 1954.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Edna) DICKSON, Lakeville; Mrs. Norman (Ruby) DICKSON, R.R. 3, Rocheter, and Mrs. Lee (Ramona) JOHNSON, Rochester; five sons, John [SWANSON], Pierceton; Frank [SWANSON], Warsaw; Carl and Albert [SWANSON], both of Rochester, and Lynden [SWANSON], Fort Meade, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Sally MEHAFFEY, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Mayme DEARING, Lafayette; twenty-one grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren. A son, Harold [SWANSON], a sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be in the St. John's Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. R. J. MUELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good guneral home from 7 p.m. today to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Hazel L. Becker
Mrs. Hazel L. BECKER, 72, 502 West Sixth street, died today at 7:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, following an illness of three years.
Born Sept. 11, 1895, in Gridley, she was the daughter of G. W. and Nancy OGDEN FREEDLAND and had lived in this community 37 years. She was married June 20, 1924, at Fairbury, Ill., to Ed BECKER, who died March 8, 1948.
Mrs. Becker was a member of the First Presbyterian church, 51-year member of the Rebekah lodge and belonged to the Green Oak community club and the Home Circle home economics club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. June MILLER, Rochester; one son, Elwyn [BECKER], Fulton; three granddaughters, Janine MILLER, Rochester, and Penny and Linda BECKER, Fulton; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel SEALE, Galesburg, Ill.; Mrs. Vergie WESSELS and Mrs. Elmer BOULWARE, both of Bloomington, Ill.; Mrs. Ruth SIEG, Defiance, O., and Mrs. Harvey WESSELS, Fairbury, Ill.; two brothers, Lester [FREEDLAND], Loda, Ill., and Elma [FREEDLAND], Kempton, Ill. One brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. Allen JUMP and C. J. MOWRER officiating. The Evergreen Rebekah lodge will conduct services at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Cecile Hart
Funeral services for Mrs. Cecile HART, 78, formerly of Rochester, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Welsheimer funeral home 521 Noth Williams street, South Bend. She died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at her residence in Enterprise, Fla. after an illness of several years.
She was married in 1910 in Rochester to Dick HART, who survives. Mrs. Hart was a member of the First Christian Church.
Surviving also are two brothers, Herb McGRAW, Rochester, and Charles McGRAW, Marion; five sisters, Mrs. Martha LEWIS, Rochester; Mrs. Ellie MILLAGE, South Bend; Mrs. May FOIT, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. Ora ELLSWORTH, Fairmount, Ind., and Mrs. Odessa NEAL, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester, where graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Friends may call after Friday noon at the funeral home.

Friday, January 26, 1968

August Swanson
August SWANSON, 94, 1223 Franklin avenue, who died Wednesday afternoon, was the oldest member of St. John's Lutheran church here. Among the survivors is a son, Lynden [SWANSON], stationed at Fort George Meade, Md. Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John's Lutheran church and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11:30 a.m. Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.

Dr. Olca A. Koffel
Dr. Olca A. KOFFEL, 85, Logansport chiropractor and a former Fulton county teacher, died at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph hospital at that city.
Surviving with the husband, also a chripractor, are two sisters and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home, Logansport. The Rev. Howard WESTERN will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where Eastern Sar services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today.

Saturday, January 27, 1968

Mrs. Henry Boeskool
Mrs. Henry BOESKOOL, 80, mother of Randy BOESKOOL, former resident of Rochester, died Friday at the home of her son in Frankfort, where she had been residing. Death was unexpected. Last rites and burial will be in Grand Rapids, Mich., where the Zangman funeral home is in charge.

Monday, January 29, 1968

Emma Sawyer
Last rites and burial were held Friday at Horicon, Wis., for Mrs. John (Emma) SAWYER, Sr, 87, who died at her home there after a year's illness. She was the mother of John SAWYER of Rochster. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. O. W. (Esther) BOGDA, and another son, Ray WINKLEMAN, both of Milwaukee.
Mabel Costello
Services will be Tuesday in the Carlisle funeral home, Michigan City, for Mrs. Mabel COSTELLO, 78, a native of Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.
Death occurred at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Lakeside Convalescent home at Michigan City. she had been in ill health several years. Her marriage was to Edward COSTELLO, who preceded in death. Mrs. Costello was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Survivors are two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A daughter, Mrs. Lura TAYLOR, and a grandchild preceded in death.

Glen Zeller
Graveside services for Mrs. Ray A. (Glen) [MOORE] ZELLER, 81, a native of Athens, will be held at the Mount Hope cemetery in Athens at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Zeller died Friday at her home in Chicago at 3:30 a.m. She was born and reared in Athens.

Tuesday, January 30, 1968

Ira Brouilette
Ira BROUILETTE, 50, died unexpected Monday of a heart attack at his farm home near owler, where he had spent his lifetime. Among the survivors are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Raymond (Florence) KRUGER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Jack (Linda) BEAVERSON, Michawaka.

Earl T. See
Earl T. SEE, 84, Leiters Ford, died at Plymouth Parkview hospital at 3:30 a.m. Monday.
Born July 14, 1883 in Denver, Ind., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin SEE. He was married to Tot W. APPLEMAN Dec. 5, 1943. He had owned a grocery store in Leiters Ford for 50 years and was postmaster at Leiters Ford for 15 years. He was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two step-sons, Russell APPLEMAN, McLean, Va., and Kenneth APPLEMAN, Gary; three step-daughters, Mrs. Doyne KISTLER, Remington; Mrs. William VIRTS, Silver Springs, Md., and Mrs. Gilbert TAYLOR, Kokomo; eleven step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews. Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Willard Louis Foust
Willard Louis FOUST, 38, Kewanna, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital, South Bend, after an extended illness.
He was born April 14, 1929 in DeKalb county to Norman and Alice DISICING FOUST, who survive. On Aug. 20, 1950, he was married to Evelyn Sally ENGLE
Mr. Foust, a machinist at the Sealed Power Corporation here, had lived in Kewanna for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Kankakee Motorcycle club and Union Local 221.
Surviving with the wife are three daughgters, Penny, Nancy and Cindy [FOUST], all at home; one son, Thomas Craig [FOUST], at home; three brothers, David [FOUST], Chicago; Harold [FOUST], Leiters Ford, and Marion [FOUST], Osceola and a paternal grandmother, Mrs. John FOUST, Jonesboro, Pa.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison chapel, Kewanna. The Rev. R. Paul MAYO will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

William S. Rainey
Services and burial will be Wednesday in Frenchburg, Ky., for William S. RAINEY, 90, who died Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Masonic home at Shelbyville, Ky.
Mr. Rainey was born Dec. 19, 1877 in Wolf county, Ky. he came to Indiana in 1931 and had lived in Fulton and LaPorte counties until September, 1967.
Surviving are three sons, John [RAINEY], Williamstown, Ky.; Courtney [RAINEY], Korea, Ky.; and Dorsie [RAINEY], Kewanna; four daughers, Mrs. Cecil (Ora) LAWSON, Owingsville, Ky.; Mrs. Inez CASSIDY, Williamsburg, Ky.; Mrs. Hattie SHEPARD, Wakarusa; and Mrs. Nora CHANEY, LaPorte; a sister, Mrs. Maggie HALSEY of Michigan; one brother, Elvin RAINEY, Franklin, O.; thirty-four grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. His wife, two sons and two brothers preceded in death.

Davis Horton
Davis HORTON, 91, who resided two miles southeast of Green Oak, died this morning at the hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., friends here have bee advised.
A resident of the Green Oak community all his life, Mr. Horton is survived by a son, Joseph [HORTON], Covington, Ga., and a sister, Mrs. Lola ALLEN, Jackson, Mich.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Thursday, February 1, 1968

William Davis Horton
William Davis HORTON, 91, Jacksonville, Fla., died Wednesday morning in the Baptist Memorial hospital there. He had been in failing health several years.
Mr. Horton was born Feb. 24, 1876, in Rochester, to Levi and Susan COFFING HORTON. A farmer, he had lived in the Green Oak community most of his life and had spent the past six months in Jacksonville. He was a member of the Methodist church in Macy.
Surviving are a son, Joseph Levi HORTON, Covington,Ga., one sister, Mrs. Lola ALLEN, Chicago, and three grandchildren.
Last rites are ppending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

E. W. Litton
Elmer W. LITTON, 73, 1020 Jefferson street, died Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in the Berrien Springs, Mich., hospital after an illness of three years.
He had resided in the Rochester community 25 years and had spent 40 years in the real estate business, in Argos and Hammond before moving here. His marriage was to Mary Thelma LOVELACE, who survives.
Mr. Litton was a member of the First Christian church, Argos Masonic lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite and Fort Wayne Shrine. He was born Dec. 23, 1894, in Kentucky.
Also surviving are one son, Ralph [LITTON], Berrien Springs; three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Betty) RIETVELD, Rochester; Mrs. Katherine NEAL, Hammond, and Mrs. Eleanor KAVAN, Griffith; one sister, Mrs. Harvey PARKER, Sr., Vanceburg, Ky.; fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. EST at the Johnson and royce funeral home, 242 North Griffith boulevard, in Griffith. Burial will be in the Chapel Lawn memorial gardens at Crown Point. Friends may call after 7 p.m. EST today at the funeral home, where the Masonic lodge will conduct rites at 8 p.m EST today.

John, Rex, Jesse, Louann Vance
Four children who died in a flash fire at their home in Portland Tuesday night were grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Lee VANCE, R.R. 4, Rochester, and nephews of Earl VANCE, Fulton town marshal.
The dead are John VANCE, 15; Rex VANCE, 11; Jesse VANCE, 10, and Louann VANCE, 9. They were trapped on the second floor of the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. James STRADLEY, when the fire of undetermined origin broke out.
Another child crawled from the upper window and the parents carried two younger ones to safety. Twins were sleeping at a neighbor's house.
Eight of the children are by Mrs. Stradley's previous marriage to James VANCE, now of Muncie.
Last rites for the children will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Williamson-Spencer funeral home at Portland with burial at Deerfield.

Friday, February 2, 1968

William Davis Horton
Last rites for William Davis HORTON, 91, Green Oak community resident who died Wednesday at Jacksonville, Fla., will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Zion ceetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 3, 1968

Kathleen Vojtasek
Mrs. Joseph (Kathleen) VOJTASEK of Rochester, died Thursday in Hollywood, Fla. Services will be Monday morning in Ladysmith, Wis., her former home. The McElroy-Geir funeral home at Ladysmith is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, February 5, 1968

Lance Corp. James Arthur Ballinger
Lance Corporal James Arthur BALLINGER of Rochester was killed last Wednesday while on patrol in South Vietnam with his U.S. Marine unit.
Cpl. Ballinger's mother, Mrs. Robert (Erma) MARTIN, was advised today by the Defense Department of her son's death, which came two days after his 21st birth anniversary.
He is the first serviceman from Rochester to be killed in the Vietnam war. Four other county G.I.'s, two from Akron and two from Talma, have died previously in Vietnam action.
Cpl. Ballinger was killed by head and shoulder wounds from mortar fire near Hill 10, during the North Vietnam offensive. He had returned to active duty late in Decemvber after recovery from 48 shrapnel wounds in his legs and back, sustained when the Marine ahead of him stepped on a land mine while on a search-and-destroy mission. He had received the Purple Heart medal for this wound.
He also had been given a citation for his heroic action in preventing a rocket attack of the Da Nang area by killing Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers and capturing a complete 122-millimeter rocket launcher tube with tripod, fuse, sight and firing devices, the first to fall into U.S. hands.
A graduate of Rochester high school, Cpl. Ballinger had enlisted in the Marines Aug. 30, 1966, taking boot training at Camp Pendleton, Cal, and going overseas in August, 1967. He was due to return to the States in July.
He was a member of the First Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, First Marine Division. His mother had received a letter from Cpl. Ballinger only last week, expressing his thanks for some 100 cards and letters he received at Christmastime from persons in this area, after his address appeared in The Sentinel with other overseas servicemen.
Born Jan. 20, 1947, at Anderson, he had lived here almost his entire life. His parents are Arthur BALLINGER, Richmond, and Mrs. Robert (Erma) MARTIN, Rchester. He attended Purdue university for one year.
Also surviving are the step-father; three sisters, Mrs. Norman (Donnis) LANTZ, King of Prussia, Pa.; Mrs. William (Sharon) HOWARD, Marion, and Mrs. Ken (Beverly) BRUCK, Fort Wayne, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Maude HOOVER, Cambridge City.
The U. S. Marines will conduct full military rites here as soon as Cpl. Ballinger's body is returned, in about two weeks. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge.
The other four county men to be killed in Vietnam action were: Lt. Neil McKINNEY, 30, Akron, lost on air cover mission and declared dead a year afterward, September, 1964.
Pfc. Roger MANNS, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MANNS, R.R. 2, Akron, drowned while on patrol, May, 1966.
Sp4 James UTTER, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert UTTER, Talma, killed in action against Viet Cong, April, 1967.
Pfc. Marvin WHITE, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest WHITE, Talma, died of hand grenade wounds received in action, April, 1967.

Zoa D. Linn
Mrs. Zoa D. LINN, 81, Mentone, died Sunday at 1:15 p.m. at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 21, 1887, at Tiosa, the daughter of James and Martha FLEMING DORLAND. She came from Holmes county, O. to Mentone where she lived all her married life. On Dec. 24, 1915, in Hilmes county, she was married to Byron LINN who died in 1963.
She was a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Harold [LINN], Bourbon, and Herschel [LINN], Mentone; one daughter, Mrs. John A. (Margaret) MILLER, Mentone; one sister, Mrs. Lou ROBINS, Mentone; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home at Mentone. The Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

George E. Warfield
George Everett WARFIELD, 72, Phoenix, Ariz., a former Union township resident, died Sunday in a Phoenix hospital following a four-week illness.
He was born Dec. 1, 1895 at Bruce Lake Station to John L. and Matilda E. BIGGS WARFIELD and lived in Union township until moving to Phoenix. He served two years in the U.S. Army during World War 1. Mr. Warfield was a farmer until 1940, when he went to work for the Studebaker corporation, retiring in 1955.
Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy EMMONS, Warsaw, and Mrs. Jane COBY, Kewanna; three sons, Robert E. [WARFIELD], Loganspot; Roy E. [WARFIELD], Tulsa, Okla, and William "Billy" [WARFIELD], Fremont; seventeen grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ellen HENDRYX, South Bend. Two daughters preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Rites will be in Phoenix.

Claude E. Shoemaker
Claude E. SHOEMAKER, 55, R.R. 1, Argos, died Sunday at 9:40 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill two months and in the hospital four days.
He was born April 5, 1912, in Mentone to Clifford and Nettie CHAPMAN SHOEMAKER. On April 10, 1932, he was married in Chicago to Susie KICKERT, who survives.
Mr. Shoemaker was a farmer and milk hauler for the Reliable Dairy company, South Bend. He had lived in the Argos area for 35 years and was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Barbara) WARNER, R.R. 3, Rocheter; Miss Claudette SHOEMAKER, at home; one son, Donald SHOEMAKER, Kokomo; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Fern) SWIHART, Argos; five brothers, Ralph [SHOEMAKER], R.R. 5, Rochester; Roy [SHOEMAKER], R.R. 1, Argos; Rev. Lee [SHOEMAKER], Palo Cedro, Cal., Carl [SHOEMAKER], Orange, Col.; Raymond [SHOEMAKER], Gary; and five grandchildren. a son, Eugene [SHOEMAKER], died in infancy. Two brothers, Howard and Donald [SHOEMAKER], also preceded in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Robert EBEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Fred E. Robinson
Fred E. ROBINSON, 70, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient 26 hours. He had been in failing health six years and seriously ill four days.
Mr. Robinson, who resided at the south edge of the city, was born May 21, 1897, in the McKinley community to Otto and Mollie BLACKBURN ROBINSON. He was a retired employee of Edwards Iron Works and Fabricated Steel companies of South Bend. He had resided all his life in the Rochester area with the exception of eight years in South Bend and Mishawaka. On Aug. 29, 1923, in Rochester, he was married to Mildred COLLINS, who survives.
A World War I veteran, he was a member of the First Baptist church, the Masonic lodge, Eastern Star and was a graduate of Rochester high school.
Also surviving are one son, Jack L. [ROBINSON], Cleveland, O.; one grandson, Gary ROBINSON, also of Cleveland; one sister, Mrs. Guy (Ruth) HAINES, Toledo, O., and nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in he Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harry W. Myers
Harry W. MYERS, 55, R.R. 3, Peru, died Sunday at 5 a.m. in the Miami nursing home in Peru after a lingering illness.
He was born Nov. 7, 1912, in Logansport to Bert and Julia BLOCK MYERS. His mother is deceased. On Aug. 6, 1932, in Logansport, he was married to Mildred GRANTHAM, who survives.
Mr. Myers was a meat cutter and also an Arizona ranger in Holbrook Ariz. He was a member of the Methodist church in Mexico.
Also surviving are five daughers, Miss Martha MYERS, Bullhead City, Ariz.; Mrs. Barbara DAVISSON, Union City; Mrs. James ALWINE, Mexico; Mrs. Gene GIMSON, Winter Haven, Fla., and Mrs. William POWERS, Akron; his father and step-mother, R.R. 1, Royal Center; and thirteen grandchildren. One brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport. The Rev. Raymond SKELTON, assisted by he Rev. Al KUNDENREICH, will officiate. Burial will be in he Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, February 6, 1968

Goldie M. Hodson
Mrs. Goldie M. HODSON, 77, Argos, died Monday at 6:25 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been in failing health for nine weeks. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mrs. Hodson was born June 11, 1890, in Sharpsville, the daugher of John S. and Flora WELCHER SWING. She had lived in Argos 47 years. On Oct. 23, 1910, in Sharpesville, she was married to Pearl C. HODSON, who is deceased. She was a member of the Sharpsville Indiana Baptist church.
Surviving are one son, Robert [HODSON], Plymouth, and two grandchildren. A brother, Henry SWING, died in September, 1967.
Final rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Revs. Jacob WAECHTER and James REFFETT will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Reed Baird
Reed BAIRD, 72, R.R. 4, Rochester, died unexpectedly about 10:55 a.m. today at his home. Rites are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

William J. Fansler
Services were conducted Friday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Royal Center for William J. FANSLER, 70, R.R. 1, Royal Center, who died Wednesday at the veterans hospital in Indianapolis. Burial was in Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Cass county.
He was born Jan. 19, 1898, in Fulton county, the son of Stephen and Lena FRITZ FANSLER. On May 1, 1925 he was married to Doris Merle HEILAND. He moved to the Royal Center area in 1951 from Miami county.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Harold J. [FANSLER], Monticello; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara KLOENNE, Peru; five sisters, Mrs. Viola CLAWSON, Medaryville; Mrs. Bertha ZEIDER, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Amy CRABB, Kewanna; Mrs. Mary CHAMBERS and Miss Emma FANSLER, both of Logansport; three brothers, A. R. FANSLER, Rochester; Lester [FANSLER], Gary, and Gilbert [FANSLER], Milwaukee, and seven grandchildren. One son, a daughter, and three brothers preceded in death.

Wednesday, February 7, 1968

Reed Baird
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Albert Reed BAIRD, 72, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Tuesday at 10:55 a.m. Mr. Baird was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home.
The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate at rites and burial will be in Fulton cemetery. Frieds may call after 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Baird was born Sept. 15, 1895, in Huntington, the son of William and Catherine KUNTZ BAIRD. On Jan. 19, 1927, he was married to Vera MINTER, who survives. He had lived in Ohio for 12 years befor moving to Rochester and was a member of the Methodist church at North Royalton, O.
Also surviving are three sons, Terry [BAIRD], at home; Gerald and Duane [BAIRD], both of Chardon, O.; six daughters, mrs. Norma POPOVIK, South Bend; Mrs. Geraldine PETREE, North Liberty; Ms. Ardif BAUGHMAN, Mishawaka Mrs. Robert (Judith) TEEL, Rochester; Mrs. Marjorie CALDWELL, Denver, and Mrs. Evelyn KINAS, Goshen; a sister, Mrs. Ruth FREET, Nappanee; twenty-two grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.

Ruth Norris
Mrs. Ruth NORRIS, 79, 316 Jay street, died at 5:40 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for one day. She had been in failing health six weeks.
She was born Feb. 20, 1888, in Akron, the daughter of Charles and Emma SEESE THOMPSON, and had lived most of her life in Fulton county.
On Jan. 9, 1909, in Rochester, she was married to Floyd T. NORRIS, who died In October, 1967. Mrs. Norris was a member of the E.U.B. church in Rochester.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Irene NORRIS, Rochester; Mrs. Edward (Mary) GAMBLE, Rochestr, and Mrs. James (Ruby) HUDSON, Rochester; two sons, Ralph [NORRIS], Rochester, and Frank [NORRIS], Logansport, and six grandchildren. One grandson, one sister, and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, February 8, 1968

Beulah M. Ball
Beulah Margaret BALL, 71, Logansport, died in Logansport Memorial hospital at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday after being in failing health two years.
Born March 12, 1896 in Boone county, she was the daughter of Odie and Luellen VOORHIS WILLS. She was married in Rochester Feb. 22, 1916 to Vernon BALL, who survives. She was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist church in Cass county and of the WSCS of the church.
Surviving with the husband are three daughers; a son; three brothers, Paul, Marlie and Archie [WILLS], all of R.R. 2, Kewanna; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, a sister and a granddaughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Bethlehem Methodist church and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.

Geneva Carter
Mrs. Donald (Geneva) CARTER, 2610 East 40th street, Indianapolis, sister of Mrs. Murle ZELLERS, Rochester, died Wednesday evening in the Methodist hospital. She had been ill one week.
Surviving with the husband are one daugher, Jana [CARTER], at home, and another sister, Mrs. Esther KRITZER, Nashville.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Flanner-Buchanan Broad Ripple mortuary in Indianapolis.

Friday, February 9, 1968

Pearl Crispen
Pearl CRISPEN, 79, 225 1/2 East 14th street, died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 17 days.
Mrs. Crispen was born April 15, 1888, in Fulton county, the daughter of Edward and Ida McKITRICK DAY. She was married Sept. 9, 1908, in Fulton county to Albert Lee CRISPEN, who died in February, 1965 She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness church in Fulton.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Ida) BREWER, Logansport; Mrs. Ashel (Ruth) TABLER, R.R. 4, Rochestr, and Mrs. James L. (Mary) COPLEN, Rochester; two sons, Francis W. [CRISPEN], R.R. 2, Macy, and Robert D. [CRISPEN], R.R. 1, Macy; three sisters, Mrs. Albert McLOGHLIN, Star City; Mrs. Zinda HILDEBRANDT, South Bend, and Mrs. Arthur RINKER, Niles, Mich.; one brother, Fred DAY, Star City; twenty-three grandchildren, and twenty-four great-gradchildren. A daughter, son, grandson, sister, and brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Thomas R. MANUEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at he funeral home.

Lillian Robinson
Mrs. Lillian ROBINSON, 79, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 3:5 a.m. today in the Miller Merry Manor retirement center in Warsaw. She had bee ill six months.
She was born Feb. 10, 1888, the daughter of George and Hannah LaFONG, and had spent her lifetime in the Akron and Silver Lake communities. On Sept. 14, 1907 she was married to Ray M. ROBINSON who died in 1965. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Center E.U.B. church.
The only known survivors are cousins.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Jim MARTIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 10, 1968

Earl Wynn
Earl WYNN, R.R. 2, Rochester, died this morning about 10:30 o'clock at the Miller nursing home. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charg of rites.

Monday, February 12, 1968

Earl W. Wynn
Earl W. WYNN, 82, who formerly lived on the north shore of Lake Manitou, died at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Miller nursing home. He had been ill six years and a nursing home patient since Jan. 16, 1966.
He was a retired telegrapher for the Nickel Plate railroad and had lived in the vicinity of Rocheter his entire life. From 1930 to 1948 he operated a grocery store and a filling sation at 714 East Ninth street, now Day's Market. For many years he had also operated general stores at Tiosa and Bruce Lake. He was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.
Mr. Wynn was born July 12, 1885, near Kewanna, the son of Harrison and Sarah ROGERS WYNN. He was married to Odessa May ESSEX, who died Sept. 21, 1964.
Survivors are two sons, Clarence E. [WYNN], Fairfield, Conn., and Raymond E. [WYNN], Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Vern (Della) OVERMYER, Fulton, and Mrs. Russel (Blanche) AILER, Rocheter; one brother, Harley WYNN, Morocco; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Faye) PARTRIDGE and Mrs. Frank (Marie) BALL, preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman funeral home. the Rev. Ronald COVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

George F. Aughinbaugh
George F. AUGHINBAUGH, 81, formerly of Rochester, died Sunday at his home, 5505 Haromon avenue, Oakland, Cal.
He was born in Wabash county in 1887, the son of Charles C. and Olive May KEELING AUGHINBAUGH. He came to Fulton county in 1890. In 1922 he married Lura B. SHORE, daugher of Kline and Terry RANNELS SHORE, former Rochester residents. He had resided in California since that time.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) JOHNSON, and one son, George [AUGHINBAUGH], Jr., both of California; two sisters, Mrs. Chester (Ruth) OVERMYER and Mrs. Art (Dorothy) FANSLER, both of Rochester; two brothers, Walter H. [AUGHINBAUGH], Sarasota, Fla., and Byron C. [AUGHINBAUGH], Sun City, Cal. ten gradchildren and nieces and nephews. Eight brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services and burial will be at Oakland Wednesday.

Allen Louis Arbuckle
Allen Louis ARBUCKLE, 55, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in his residence on the west shore of Lake Manitou. Death, due to a heart attack, was unexpected.
He was born Oct. 6, 1912, in Kokomo, the son of Charles and Nora BROWN ARBUCKLE. Mr. Arbuckle had lived most of his life in Kokomo and was an employee of the Chrysler corporation. He had been a resident of Lake Manitou the past year. He was first married in 1933 to Laura Jane JARRELL, who died March 19, 1957. His second marriage was to Jean BROOKER THOMPSON, March 25, 1967. She survives.
Mr. Arbuckle was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Kokomo; Elks lodge also of Kikomo and the Rochester Moose lodge.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Don (Nora) McQUERRY, Kokomo; four daughters, Mrs. Nancy CASTER, Mrs. Susan PICKARD, and Mrs. Bill (Rebecca) BAGWELL, all of Kokomo; and Mrs. Dale (Georgianna) WISE, Evansville; two stepsons, Tim THOMPSON, U. S. Navy, Newfoundland, and Steve THOMPSON, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill.; five grandchildren, and three brothers.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Fenn funeral home, 416 Union street, Kokomo. The Rev. Leon NICHOLSEN will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo. The body has been removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Fenn funeral home where friends may call.

Tuesday, February 13, 1968

James W. Hisey
James Wilfred HISEY, 75, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at his home at 9:30 a.m. today after a sudden illness.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, February 14, 1968

Wilfred Hisey
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Wilfred HISEY, 75, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in his home. The Rev. Delbert A. RUBERG will officiate and burial will be in Sand Hill cemetry northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home today.
A farmer, Mr. Hisey was born July 13, 1892, in Bourbon, the son of Creighton and Augusta BECK HISEY. On June 25, 1911, he was married in St. Joseph, ich., to Sadie YOUNG, who survives. He was a member of the Talma Bible church.
Also surviving are five sons, Dale and Keith [HISEY], both of R.R. 5, Rochester; Lowell [HISEY], Rochester; Gerald [HISEY], Macy, and Doyle [HISEY], R.R. 1, Argos; seventeen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Rosa KESSLER, Rochester. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Chloa [HISEY], one son, Glen [HISEY], three sisters, and a brother.

Roland D. Lukens
Roland D. LUKENS, 55, Newcastle township, an English teacher at Akron high school, was killed at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday in a two-car crash at the Fulton-Kosciusko county line in Kosciusko county.
Lukens suffered a crushed chest and was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital, according to state police ad the Fulton county sheriff's office.
Injurd were Larry E. HISEY, 23, Richland township, driver of the other car, and his brother, Robert [HISEY], 22, R.R. 2, Akron. Larry suffered two broken bones in his left had and bruises. Robert sustained bruises, cuts and scratches.
The brothers were treated at Woodlawn hospital as out-patients.
The accident site is eight miles east and three miles north of Rochester. Officers said Lukens was driving a 1964 Plymouth west on Kosciusko County Road 900 South, which becomes Fulton County Road 300 North at the county line.
Larry Hisey was driving a 1967 Chevrolet north on Fulton County Road 900 East, which is the county line road.
Officers said the cars collided in the intersection--just in Kosciusko county. Kosciusko County Road 900 South has a stop sign at Fulton County Road 9800 East, but there was no evidence that Lukens braked his car, officers said.
Police estimated Hisey's speed at 65 mph when the cars collided. The Hisey car was knocked down an embankment on the northwest corner of the intrsection into the front yard of the Ralph CURTIS, Jr., farm. Lukens' body was thrown from his car ad landed next to the Hisey auto.
Lukens was on his way home--one-half mile west of the accident site on Fulton County Road 300 North--from Akron. He had been teaching at Akron since he Beaver Dam junior high school burned last Jan. 23; he had been assigned to he Beaver Dam school at the beginning of the present term. This was Lukens' first year of teaching. A farmer, he had gone to Indiana university to resume his education and obtaied a degree in teaching just last year.
The Hisey brothers, who work at the Sonoco Products plant in Akron, were on their way to the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle HISEY, who live on the Richland Center road north of Rochester.

Charles M. Moyer
Charles M. MOYER, 64, longtime Akron funeral director, died suddenly Tuesday at 5 p.m. in his home. Death, due to a heart attack, was unexpected although Mr. Moyer had been in ill health.
He came to Akron in 1926, forming a partnership with the late Ed CASE to operate a furniture store and funeral home in the building where Gearhart's grocery now is located.
In 1931 Mr. Moyer opened his own funeral home where Haupert funeral home now is located. Tom Haupert joined he firm as a partner in 1947 and in 1958 Mr. Moyer retired because of health.
He was born Aug. 18, 1903, at Laketon, to Charles and Etna MYLIN MOYER. A former member of the Woodlawn hospital board of trustees, he was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge.
His first marriage was in August, 1926, to Josephine HAUPERT, who died in 1952. His second marriage was in 1953 to Edna JONES, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Don [MOYER], Brownsburg; one step-son, Kenneth JONES, Los Angeles; one grandson and one sister, Mrs. Ethel LONGENECKER, North Manchester.
Last rites will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Haupert funeral home with the Revs. Claude FAWNS and Dan BENGSTON officiatig. Burial will e in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Ruth K. Snyder
Mrs. Ruth K. SNYDER, 90, died Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw. Mrs. Snyder, a former Akron resident, had been a patient in the nursing home 10 years and in ill health 13 years.
Born July 13, 1877, in Milhousen, Ind., she was he daughter of John and Elizabeth HESLER and had spent her lifetime in the Akron and Warsaw communities.
Her first marriage ws to George WAID, who preceded in death, and her second was to William SNYDER, who died in 1945. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are six daughers, Mrs. Thelma HATFIELD, Mishawaka; Mrs. Joseph LAMB and Mrs. John PIERSON, both of Chicago; Mrs. John LAUVER, Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Clyde HOSSLER, Wakarusa, and Mrs. James PAXTON, Silver Lake; two sons, Everett WAID, Bremerton, Wash., and Wilmer SNYDER, Warsaw; twenty-five grandchildren and thirty-eight great-grandchildren. One daughter and one son preceded in death.
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. Morris HACKWORTH officiating. Burial will be in he Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and at the church an hour efore the service

Thursday, February 15, 1968

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Friday, February 16, 1968

Staff Sgt. Lawrence E. Gibson
The Vietnam war death of Fulton county's sixth serviceman -- Rochester's second in two weeks -- was announced today by the Defense Department.
Staff Sgt. Lawremce E. GIBSON, 31, husband of Mrs. Cleo GIBSON, 510 Jefferson street, died Wednesday at the 106th General Hospital in Japan from wounds and severe burns rceived in combat in Vietnam Tuesday. No other details were available.
Sgt. Gibson was a member of Company B, Fifth Battalion, 60th Infantry, Ninth Division. He had reenlisted in the Army two years ago and was sent to Vietnam as an infantry sergeant four months ago.
A native of Portage, Sgt. Gibson had lived in this city two years. He is the father of three sons, Richard, Phillip and Stephen [GIBSON].
Mrs. Gibson is the daughter of Mrs. Marjorie MOORE, 519 Indiana avenue.
The body will be returned here for funeral services, probably within the next two weeks.
Sgt. Gibson's combat death followed almost exactly two weeks after the city's first serviceman died in the war. He was Lance Corporal James A. BALLINGER, son of Mrs. Robert MARTIN, killed by mortar fire Jan. 31.
`The four other casualties of the Vietnam war from this county were Lt. Neil McKINNEY, Akron, Pfc. Roger MANNS, R.R. 2, Akron; Sp-4 James UTTER, Talma, and Pfc. Marvin WHITE, Talma.

Pearl Winger
Mrs. Elmer (Pearl) WINGER, 84, Frankfort, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. She was the mother of Orley WINGER of Newcastle township.
Also surviving are two other sons, Kenneth [WINGER], Frankfort, and George [WINGER], San Diego; two daughters, Mrs. George (Velma) RAYBURN, Frankfort, and Mrs. Carl (Lena) RYON, Stockwell, Ind.; a brother, three sisters, nine grandchildre and several great-grandchildre.
Last rites will be at the Dickerson funeral home in Stockwell, about 10 miles south of Lafayette. Officiatig will be the Rev. Dorman WINGER of Waynetown, a grandson of Mrs. Winger.

Ira L. Freese
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth for Ira L. FREESE, 75, who died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been in failing health for five years.
Among the survivors are a brother, Forrest FREESE, and a sister, Miss Jennie FREESE, both of Leiters Ford.
Burial will be in the Memorial Park addition of Oakhill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Neva E. Smith
Neva E. SMITH, 74, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 11:40 a.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill two weeks and in the hospital four days.
A resident of Argos 15 years, Mrs. Smith was born June 4, 1893, in South Bend, the daughter of Tobias and Mary STEFFEY BUELL. On Oct. 18, 1913, in South Bend, she was married to Orville C. SMITH, who survives. She was a member of the Portage Chapel Methodist church in South Bend.
Also surviving are nieces and nephews. Three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate and burial will be in the new Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Nola E. Kotterman
Mrs. Nola E. KOTTERMAN, 71, Macy, died at 2 p.m. Thursday at the home of her son in Indianapolis, after an illness of two years.
A retired school teacher, she had taught at the Macy and Gilead schools and spent her entire life in Miami county. She was born Aug. 31, 1896, the daughter of William David and Minnie May SHOEMAKER CLINGAMAN. Her marriage in Peru, in who preceded in death. [sic]. [NOTE: She married Leon KOTTERMAN, Sept. 14, 1918. He died March 28, 1947. - WCT.]
Mrs. Kotterman was a member of the Macy Methodist church, OES of Gilead, and the Mothers club of Macy.
Surviving are two sons, Cletus [KOTTERMAN], Indianapolis; Larry [KOTTERMAN], Denver; one daughter, Mrs. Gwenneth DOLBY, Ft. Wayne; nine grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mahala DEEDS, Macy and Mrs. Mary WALKER, French Lick.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the McCain funeral home near Denver. The Revs. Darrell TAGGERT and Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 17, 1968

Corp. James A. Ballinger
Full military rites will be held here Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for the city's first casualty of the Vietnam war, Corporal James A. BALLINGER of the U.S. Marines, who was killed by mortar fire Jan. 31 during the North Vietnam offensive.
Services will be at the Rochester E.U.B. church with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve of South Bend is to be in charge of the military honors.
Honorary pallbearers for Cpl. Ballinger will be Greg BRASH, David BIGGS, Tom MATTIX, Rusty CLAY, Pat QUICK, Dennis WILSON and Allan Van DALSEN, all of whom were friends and classmates at Rochester high school.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 6:30 p.m. today and at the church after 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The family request that memorials, other than flowers, be given to the Rochester Community High School Athletic Fund. These memorials may be made at the funeral home.
He was the son of Mrs. Robert (Erma) MARTIN of this city and Arthur BALLINGER, Richmond.
Cpl. Ballinger, 21, died of head and shoulder wounds received while on patrol with his Marine unit. He had returned to active duty in Vietnam late in December, after recovering from 48 shrapnel wounds received in an earlier action.

Lyman W. Dawalt
Lyman W. DAWALT, 59, Phoenix, Ariz., a native of Twelve Mile, died at 4 a.m. today in Phoenix. He was a brother of Mrs. Ralph SWANK, R.R. 1, Macy. Arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Monday, February 19, 1968

Soren N. Nielson
Soren N. NIELSON, 74, father of Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) TRUITT of this city, died Friday at his home in Salt Lake City after a long illness. Two brothres and two other sisters also survive. Burial was in Manti, Utah.

Lyman W. Dawalt
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimerman funeral home at Fulton for Lyman W. DAWALT, 59, a native of Twelve Mile, who died at 4 a.m. Saturday in Phoenix, Ariz. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
A retired railroad employee and stone mason, he had resided in Phoenix 18 years, formerly living in Detroit. He was born May 9, 1908, near Twelve Mile, the son of Jacob S. and Myrtle MARQUISS DAWALT. He was a member of the Eagles lodge in Phoenix. Death followed a 17-year illness.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. George (Myrtle) OLDHAM, Twelve Mile; step-father, George OLDHAM, Twelve Mild; one sister, Mrs. Ralph (Hazel) SWANK, R.R. 1, Macy; a brother, Al DAWALT, Montpelier, O., and two nieces.

Lloyd C. Pickens
Lloyd C PICKENS, 63, died Sunday of carbon monoxide fumes caused by a blocked chimney flue at his home, 1216 Madison street. His wife, Blanche [PICKENS], also overcome by the gas, is a patient at Woodlawn hospital and was reported in "much improved" condition this morning.
The couple was discovered shortly before 7 p.m. by their son, Jack [PICKENS], who had tried unsuccessfully to reach his parents by telephone earlier in the day. Mr. Pickens, dressed, was seated in a chair while Mrs. Pickens still was in bed.
The son gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to both. City firemen, called at 6:55 p.m., used a mechanical resuscitator and managed to restore Mrs. Pickens' breathing. Attempts to revive Mr. Pickens were given up after 80 minutes' work.
Mr. Pickens, employed as a mechanic at McMahan Construction company, formerly had been a maintenance worker at Woodlawn hospital.
Born March 17, 1903, south of Leiters Ford, he was the son of William and Clymenia ROSS PICKENS and had spent his life in this county. His marriage was Aug. 1, 1923, in this city to Blanche DAVIS.
He was a member o the First Baptist church, Rochester Masonic lodge and Scottish Rite.
Surviving, besides the wife, are the father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. William PICKENS, Kewanna; the son, Jack [PICKENS], R.R. 2, Rochester; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Francis (Naomi) TYLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Jesse (Dorothy) MURRAY, Logansport; four brothers, Walter [PICKENS], Niles, Mich.; Ross [PICKENS], Michigan City; Roy [PICKENS], South Bend, and Cecil [PICKENS], R.R. 1, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his mother, a sister and a grandchild.
Last rites have been set tentatively for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist church with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Masonic lodge will conduct its services at the church and 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 an hour before the service.

Arthur Waddups
Arthur K. WADDUPS, 38, South Bend, former resident of Grass Creek, died at 8 a.m. Saturday in Logansport Memorial hospital.
A construction worker, Mr. Waddups was born June 7, 1929, in Fulton county, the son of Charles H. and Mary Elizabeth KNEBEL WADDUPS.
Surviving are his mother, Grass Creek; four sons, David [WADDUPS], of Florida; Kurt, Billy and Freddie [WADDUPS], all of Logansport; two daughers, Mary Lynn [WADDUPS], Logansport, and Sally Marie [WADDUPS], South Bend; six brothers, Charles E., Murl and Ronnie [WADDUPS], all of Grass Creek; Dale [WADDUPS], South Bend; Dick and Tom [WADDUPS], both of Logansport; four sisters, Mrs. June CAMPBELL, Mrs Marie BENN, and Mrs. Sue FELLERS, all of Logansport, and Mrs. Nancy LEYDET, Walton. One sister and one son preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Fern M. Ault
Mrs. Fern Margaret AULT, 78, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in her residence, six and a half miles south of Rochester, after an illness of several months.
She was born July 17, 1889, in Rochester township, the daughter of Gideon and Anna RICHARDSON MILLER. On Dec. 23, 1911, in Rochester, she was married to Clyde AULT, who prceded her in death July 5, 1963. She had spent her life in Fulton county and was a member of he Macy Methodist church.
Survivors are a son, Carl Miller AULT, R.R. 1, Rochester; three grandchildren, Mrs. Don (Margaret) HARNER, Kingsbury; Dana and Carl David AULT, both of R.R. 1, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Lillian BARGER, R.R. 1, Rochester; a brother, George J. MILLER, New Highlands, Cal., and niece and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Myrtle L. Leininger
Mrs. Myrtle L. LEININGER, 86, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical center at Warsaw. She had een a patient there one month.
She was born Aug. 15, 1881, in Fulton county, the daughter of W. Allen and Minetta GARWOOD NELSON. On Jan. 21, 1903, she was married in Fulton county to Clarence E. LEININGER, who died in 1957. She had spent her life in the Mentone community and was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Delois (Marcella) WHITE, Kokomo; two brothers, Masa NELSON, Rochestr, and Don NELSON, Argos; five gradchildren. A daughter and one brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m.Tuesday in the Mentone Church of Christ. The Rev. Ermil NORMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home at Mentone until noon Tuesday and at the church an hour before the service.

Anna T. Paulik
Mrs. Anna Theresa PAULIK, 77, Massillon, O., died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the home of her son, Robert, R.R. 4, Rochester. She had arrived here one week ago for a visit.
She was born in Austria July 3, 1890, and lived in Massillon since 1908. Her marriage was Feb. 10, 1915, in Pittsburgh, to Joseph Peter PAULIK, who survives. She was a member of the St. Barbara's Parish in Massillon.
Also surviving are four sons, Robert [PAULIK], Rochester; Karl, Albert and Francis PAULIK, all of Massillon; four daughers, Mrs. Sanford (Rita) REAMS, Mrs. Wilson (Ann) BULLACH, Mrs. Vincent (Mary) SNYDER and Mrs. Joseph (Zita) WANTZ, all of Massillon; one sister, Mrs. John (Katherine) BECKER, North Canton, O., and thirty-eight grandchildren.
The body will be moved from Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Paquelet funeral home in Missillon where services are set tentatively for Wednesday.

Mabel Shobe
Miss Mabel SHOBE, 61, former Rochester resident, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in Hemet, Cal., following an illness of one year with cancer.
She was born May 1, 1906, the daughter of John and Eva KING SHOBE, former Fulton county residents. Miss Shobe was a nurse in Fulton and Cass counties until 1939.
Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Cloyce MILLER and Mrs. Robert BRUBAKER, both of R.R. 3, Rochester; Lois BRUNDAGE, Hemet, Cal.; a brother, Lee SHOBE, Tucson, Ariz. Her father prceded in death in 1956.
Funeral services will be Wednesday and burial will be at the Glen Haven Memorial Park, San Fernanco, Cal.

Tuesday, February 20, 1968

Gerald Fitch
Gerald FITCH, 72, Newburgh, N.Y., brother of Henry FITCH of Lake Manitou, died Monday at his home after an extended illness. Burial will be in Newburgh on Thursday.

Harry A. Fairchild
Harry A. FAIRCHILD, 87, Fulton, died at 3:40 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital, after an extended illness.
A retired foundry worker, he was born July 20, 1880, in Bluffton, the son of Thomas and Louise EVERSOLE FAIRCHILD. His wife, Lulu B. [FAIRCHILD], died on Sept. 20, 1955.
Surviving are five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and nephews. Two sons, William and Donald [FAIRCHILD], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home in Logansport. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

William S. Wike
Funeral services were held Saturday at Roberts Memorial home in Warren, O., for William S. WIKE, 72, Warren, who was the brother of Mrs. Guy (Mary) SHADEL of Leiters Ford. Burial was in Pineview Memorial Park.
He was born Oct. 10, 1895, in Stoneboro, Pa., the son of Silas and Anna BAXTER WIKE. His marriage was July 3, 1920, to Lois MITCHELL, who survives.
Before moving to Ohio, where he was Trumbull county welfare director 30 years, he lived in Mercer, Pa. He was a graduate of Mercer high school and received a degree in business from Grove City college. Mr. Wike was a member and past treasurer of Ali Baba Grotto and a past master of Jerusalem Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are three sons, William M. [WIKE], Cortland, O.; John F. [WIKE], Warren, O.; and Ronald J. [WIKE], Parma, O.; twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and a sister.

Wednesday, February 21, 1968

Ada N. Wheeler
Mrs. Ada N. WHEELER, 84, Flora, died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth hospital at Lafayette. She had been ill two years. She was the mother of James F. WHEELER, Jr., of Rochester.
Born Aug. 11, 1883, near Rensselaer, she was the daughter of William Riley and Emily ROCK NOWELS. She had lived most of her life in Flora and her marriage was Sept. 25, 1905, to J. Floyd WHEELER, who survives. A graduate of Rensselaer high school she was a schoolteacher for three years in Jasper and Carroll counties.
She was a charter member of the Flora Presbyterian church, an Honorary member of the National Board of Missions, USA, charter member of the 20 and 5 club, and a member of the Arts and Garden club.
Also surviving are another son, Joe G. [WHEELER], Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Grace MYER, Gary; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildre. Three brothers and five sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Leiter funeral home in Flora. The Rev. John MENOCK will oficiate and burial will be in the Maple Lawn cemetery in Flora. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Staff Sgt. Lawrence E. Gibson
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John's Lutheran church for Staff Sgt. Lawrence E. GIBSON, 31, 510 Jefferson street, who died in Japan from wounds and burns suffered in the Vietnam war.
Sgt. Gibson was a member of Company B, Fifth Battalion, 60th Infantry, Ninth Division of the U.S. Army. He had reenlisted in the Army two years ago and was sent to Vietnam as an infantry sergeant four months ago. He was the sixth serviceman from Fulton county to be killed in the Vietnam war.
He was born April 12, 1936, in Porgage, the son of Charles and Edith SIEWERT GIBSON. His marriage was on April 12, 1966 in Rochester, to Cleo SPARKS, who survives. Sgt. Gibson was a member of the Hope Lutheran church in Portage.
Also surviving are the parents, of Portage; four sons, Richard, Phillip, and Stephen [GIBSON], all at home, and Brian [GIBSON], of Porer; two sisters, Mrs. Rose BANOGON, Imperial City, Cal., and Miss Barbara GIBSON, Portage; Williem GIBSON, in Vietnam; and Leon and Lee DELMAGE, both of Portage; the patrnal grandfather, Leonard COLLINS, Merrill, Wis., and the maternal grandfather, Emil SIEWERT, Valparaiso. One daughter preceded in death in 1962.
The Rev. R. J. MUELLER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 22, 1968

Carol Sue Bridge
Mrs. Carol Sue BRIDGE, 31, R.R. 2, Royal Center, died at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial hospital at Logansport.
She was born June 8, 1936 at Wyatt, the daughter of Leroy B. and Ethel FOSTER KIRKPATRICK. On Nov. 5, 1954, she was married to James J. BRIDGE, who survives.
Mrs. Bridge was a member of the Royal Center Methodist church, the Methodist Melodies singing group, and the Town and Country home demonstration club.
Also surviving are her mother, R.R. 4, Rochester; two daughters, Catherine and Barbara [BRIDGE], at home; two sons, Ernest and Harry [BRIDGE], II, also at home; and one sister, Mrs. George (Katherine) BARNETT, R.R. 4, Rochester.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison garden chapel at Royal Center. The Rev. L. George HOSTETTER will officiate and burial will be in the Kistler cemetery at Royal Center. Friends may call after 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials, other than flowers, may be made to the cancer fund.

Friday, February 23, 1968

George Humphrey
George HUMPHREY, 68, 224 East Eighth street, Chelsea, Okla., died Thursday at 7:25 p.m. in a Nowata, Okla., hospital. A former Rochester resident, Mr. Humphrey moved to Oklahome one year ago. He had been ill for two years.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred [HUMPHREY], and one daughter, Mrs. Bill (Sue Ann) KELTON, Jr., both of Chelsea; one son, Major Eugene C. HUMPHREY, Riverside, Cal., and seven grandchildren. Funeral rites willl be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Merritt funeral home in Chelsea. Burial will be at Chelsea.

Saturday, February 24, 1968

Harry A. Hutchison
Harry A. HUTCHISON, 71, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. Ill for two weeks, he had been in the hospital 10 days.
Born Aug. 21, 1896 near LaPorte, he had lived 69 years in the area where his farm home is located. He was the son of Alexander and Sarah Ellen FULLER HUTCHISON. He was married April 10, 1918 in Tippecanoe to Allee J. FISHER, who survives. He was a lifetime farmer and former county highway department employee.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, DeVon [HUTCHISON], R.R. 2, Bourbon, and Donald [HUTCHISON], R.R. 1, Bourbon; three grandchildren, and a nephew. A daughter, Hazel Bernice [HUTCHISON], died in infancy.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. James GABHART officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

David Ira Braden
David Ira BRADEN, 78, Leiters Ford, died at Plymouth Parkview hospital at 10:15 a.m. Friday following a three-year illness. He had lived in the Leiters Ford and Macy vicinities all his life.
Born March 4, 1889 in Erie township, Miami county, he was the son of John and Elizabeth FISHBURN BRADEN. He was married to Nora CARROTHERS in 1907. She died in 1952. He was married to Emma SEE Oct. 12, 1945. She died May 9, 1961. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are two sons, Raymond [BRADEN], Leiters Ford, and Lawrence [BRADEN], R.R. 5, Peru; two daughtrs, Mrs. Pauline HENSEL, Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. Leo HIVELY, Phoenix, Ariz. a sistr, Mrs. Fred GREEN, Macy; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetry in Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 26, 1968

Ada E. Wolf
Mrs. Ada Elizabeth WOLF, 93, R.R. 1, Peru, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru. She was the sister of George MORRIS, Rochester.
She was born July 23, 1874, in Miami county, the daughter of Andrew W. and Mary Jane DUNN MORRIS. Her marriage was in 1893 to David WOLF, who died in 1955. She had spent all her life in the Miami county area. Mrs. Wilf was a member of the Peoria Methodist church.
Also surviving are four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Drake-Flowers chapel at Peru. The Rev. Harry E. RICHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Santa Fe cemetry in Miami county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Stella M. Staley
Mrs. Stella M. STALEY, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 11:20 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in failing health for four years and in the hospital two weeks.
She was born Nov. 2, 1892, east of Rochester, the daughter of Alvan and Emma RICHARDSON GOOD. She had lived most of her life in this area. On Nov. 25, 1944, in South Bend, she was married to Russell STALEY, who survives.
Also surviving are one son by a previous marriage, Morris MARKS, Bourbon; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; five stepchildren; eight step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; one aunt, Mrs. Sadie SWARTZLANDER, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Milo G. Coplen
Milo G. COPLEN, 80, a native of Fulton county, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in Rockville, Md., where he resided.
The son of Perry and Loucetta BLUE COPLEN, he was a retired nurseryman and landscape architect.
Surviving are the wife, Betty [COPLEN]; one daughter, Miss Ruth COPLEN, Rockville, and a sister, Miss Fern COPLEN, Logansport.
Funeral services will be at the residece of Miss Fern Coplen, 830 North street, Logansport, at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Howard WESTON will officiate, and burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 7 p.m. today. The McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Lillie Swartz
Mrs. Lillie SWARTZ, 92, former Kewanna resident, died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter in Crown Point.
She was born March 15, 1875, in Vickeyville, Mich., the daughter of George and Maria GOIT HARRIS. On June 3, 1902, in Sheridan, Mich., she was married to Frank SWARTZ, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Glenna SCOTT, R.R. 3, Crown Point, and Mrs. Gladys JENSEN, Belding, Mich.; one son, Gerald [SWARTZ], Knox; one sistr, Mrs. Edith HEATH, Sheridan, Mich.; four grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Bernhard JOHANSON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. ceetry in Kewanna. Friends may call after noon on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, February 27, 1968

Joe Golman
Joe GOLMAN, 43, Springfield, O., died Saturday at 11:30 p.m. at his home after an illness of two months. He was a nephew of Mrs. Clarence PETERSON, Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are four children; the parents, of Inglewood, Cal.; an aunt; uncle, and grandmother, South Bend.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Conroy funeral home in Springfield. Burial will be in Springfield.

Ida B. Downs
Mrs. Ida Barbara DOWNS, 91, 129 West Ninth street, died early this morning at her residece. She had been in failing health three months. She was the last in a family of eight children.
She was born Feb. 19, 1877, in the Sand Hill community near Macy, the daughter of Henry and Leah WEAVER HOWER. On Oct. 24, 1900, near Fulton, she was married to James Morton DOWNS, who died in 1949.
She had spent her life in Fulton county and was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church, WCTU, Mt. Zion club and the Victoria Reading circle.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth RICHARDSON, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Russell (Leah) SMILEY, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Howard (Marjorie) FRED, Rochester; two sons, James C. DOWNS, Chicago, and Morton DOWNS, Warsaw; twelve grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. A step-son, and a granddaughter preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist church with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday until 11:30 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour before services.

Eldora Andrews
Mrs. Eldora TOWN ANDREWS, 88, Tipton, died at 10:55 a.m. Monday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. She had been ill eight months and in the hospital one day.
She was born Oct. 4, 1879, southeast of Argos, the daughter of Cyrus D. and Elizabeth J. PERSONETTE TOWN. Her marriage was May 2, 1910 in Tipton to Thomas Otto ANDREWS, who died in 1963.
Surviving are one brother, John Fred TOWN, Hammond; three grandchildren, Mrs. Gerald (Kathleen) MARTIN, R.R. 5, Plymouth; Virgil TOWN, Elkhart, and Russell TOWN, Fallbrooke, Cal.; ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. One son, Clifford [ANDREWS], four sisters, and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate and burial will be in the City cemetery at Tipton, where graveside services will be at 2 p.m. The casket will be open for viewing at the cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

John S. Braman
John S. BRAMAN, 91, a native of Fulton county, died Monday at Joliet, Ill. He was the son of George and Mary Van BLARICOM BRAMAN. His wife preceded in death.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Arline) KOERNER, Lockport, Ill., and Mrs. George (Leona) DICKY, Laurel, Md.; eight grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Donald PYLE, Rochester; a nephew, Fred EISENMAN, Harshaw, Wis., and cousins.
Funeral services will be in Lockport, Ill., Wedesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Joliet.

William K. Harmon
William Kenneth HARMON, 50, former Bourbon resident who lived in Fontana, Cal., died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in California. He had been ill one month and in the hospital two weeks.
Born June 26, 1917, west of Tippecanoe, he was the son of William and Blanche WADDLE HARMON. A steel worker and a veteran of World War II, his marriage was on Dec. 23, 1954, at Fort Wayne.
Surviving with his wife, Arlene, are one daughter, Elizaveth [HARMON], and one son, William [HARMON[, both at home the mother, Mrs. Blanche HARMON, Tippecanoe; five sisters, Mrs. Alvin (Ingle) BLODGETT, Goshen; Mrs. Arthur (Edna) HENTZLER, Rialto, Cal.; Mrs. Don (Lucille) STRONG, Plymouth; Mrs. Bud (Carrie) CRIPE, Walton, and Mrs. Harold (Lottie) SANNER, Argos, and two brothers, Ralph [HARMON], Argos, and Harold [HARMON), Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. James GABHART will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut Church of Brethren cemetery where full military honors will be given. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 28, 1968

Ruth B. Shafer
Mrs. Ruth B. SHAFER, 50, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday in the Bluffton clinic after an illness of six weeks. Death was due to cancer.
She was born April 2, 1917, in Mentone, the daughter of Lawrece and Gifta HARSH BOGANWRIGHT. On May 16, 1934, in Akron she was married to Kenneth L. SHAFER, who survives. Mrs. Shafer had resided in the Tippecanoe and Bourbon areas 20 yers.
Also surviving are one son, Harold "Red" SHAFER, Tippecanoe; a daugher, Mrs. Myron (Rosalee) OVERMYER, Tippecanoe; three brothers, John BOGANWRIGHT, Oswego; Paul BOGANWRIGHT, Highland, and Joe BOGANWRIGHT, Grand Prairie, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Roy (Mary) SLANKART, Cedar Lake; Mrs. Harry (Kate) GRUBBS, Mentone, and Mrs. Russell (Martha) JOHNSON, Tippecanoe, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Tippecanoe Community church with the Rev. James GABHART officiating. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the King memorial home in Mentone after 7 p.m today and at the chuch from noon until time of service.

Thursday, February 29, 1968

Leah Pusey
Miss Leah PUSEY, Geneva, died Wednesday night in a Portland hospital after an illness of one week. She was a sister of Mrs. Melvin (Marjorie) HEDRICK, Rochester.
Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Bertha PUSEY; one brother, and two susters.
Final rites will be Saturday in the Hardy funeral home in Geneva. Burial will be in West Lawn cemetery in Geneva.

Friday, March 1, 1968

[no obits]

Saturday, March 2, 1968

Clarence B. Harms
Clarence B. "C.B." HARMS, 74, died at Woodlawn hospital at 6 p.m. Friday--exactly one month after his retirement as president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Mr. Harms, who resided at 712 Jefferson street, was admitted to the hospital early Friday afternoon. He retird from the bank presidecy officially on Feb. 1, but ecame seriously ill on Jan. 19, shorly after being honored at a retirement dinner, and spent 12 days at Billings hospital in Chicago.
He had been in poor health the past 20 years.
Mr. Harms, who spent 55 years in the banking profession, had been a top official of the Farmers and Merchants Bank since its origin in 1935. He first was cashier, being elected vice-president in 1939 and becoming president in 1952, upon the death of George HOFFMAN.
He came to this city from Goodland, where he had been associated with the First National and Goodland State banks.
Mr. Harms took an active interest in civic affairs, having been president of the Kiwanis club, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Grace Methodist church, Elks lodge and American Legion Post. He was a veteran of World War I, having seern duty in France.
He was born Aug. 13, 1893, near Pontiac, Ill., the son of Robert and Jessie ALLEN HARMS. His marriage was May 22, 1922, at Goodlnd to Lois SAGE, who survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Allen [HARMS], Brook; and Ollen [HARMS], Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Iva CAPES, Withee, Wis., and Mrs. Edna NICHOLSON, Burlington, Wyo., and nieces and nephews. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m at 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 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Farmers and Merchants banks in Rochester and Kewanna will close at 1:30 p.m. Monday so that employees may attend rites.
The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Carrie Z. Johnston
Mrs. Carrie Z. JOHNSTON, 85, died at 4:05 a.m. today at the Klapp nursing home in Argos after an illness of several years.
Born March 4, 1882 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Peter and Louisa MILLER CASTLEMAN. She had resided all her married life in the Argos community. She was married Dec. 23, 1905 in Plymouth to Edwin Clelland JOHNSTON, who died May 6, 1961.
Surviving are a daughtr, Mrs. Everett (Dorothy) BATTA, Plymouth; a son, Conroy [JOHNSTON], San Diego, Cal.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George (Tina) ELLINGER, and Mrs. Clifford (Faye) WOOLDRIDGE, both of Culver. A son, Wilfred [JOHNSTON], preceded in death.
Last rites will p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Samuel CALHOUN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 4, 1968

Daisy Morgan
Mrs. Daisy (HARTMAN) MORGAN, 84, Marseilles, Ill., died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the hospital at Ottawa, Ill. She was the sister of Mrs. Estel BEMENDERFER, Rochester.
Mrs. Morgan had been living with her daughter in Marseilles and had been ill for two years.
She was born near Athens in the Antioch neighborhood and was married to Bert MORGAN, who is deceased.
Also surviving are four children; four brothers; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Tuewday at 3:30 p.m. in the Seals funeral home at Marseilles. Burial will be in a Marseilles cemetery.

Marion Warren
Marion WARREN, 81, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac. He had been ill for 11 years.
He was born Jan 14, 1887, in Georgia, the son of Marion and Jane LAWRENCE WARREN. On July 30, 1948, in Chicago, he was married to Carrie CLAYTON, who survives. For the past 11 years he had lived in the Rochester area, having come from Chicago where he was a retired employee of Armour Company.
Also surviving are one son, Joshua [WARREN]; two daughters, Mrs. Eva RODGERS and Mrs. Marie CLOPTON; two brothers, William and James WARREN, all of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Susie LOWE, Atlanta Ga.; twelve grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Delong Methodist church with the Revs. Norris KING and John WILSON officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 4 p.m. Tuesday until noon on Thursday and at the church.

Verl Stingley
Verl STINGELY, 68, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Saturday in the Chase Manor nursing home in Logansport. An invalid from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in 1956, Mr. Stingely had been a patient at the St. Joseph hospital until January 1966. He was taken to Chase Manor in July, 1967.
A farmer and lifetime resident of Rochester, he was born Jan. 13, 1900, East of Fulton, the son of Jacob and Sadie A. BISH STINGELY. His marriage was Feb. 27, 1926, in Rochester, to Esther RICHTER STINGELY, who died Dec. 21, 1956.
Survivors are one son, John [STINGLEY], a student at Valparaiso university; one daughter, Miss Ruth STINGELY, at home; one brother, Dr. Ray STINGELY, Decatur, and one sister, Mrs. Gertie MILLS, Fulton. Four brothers, Edward, Grover, Charles and Roy STINGELY, and one sister, Essie [STINGELY], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetry. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 5, 1968

Dr. Dan L. Urschel
Dr. Dan L. URSCHEL, 57, prominen Mentone heart specialist, died Monday about 1 p.m. of a self-inflicted shotgun wound at his home.
Dr. Urschel's body was found in the garage by his wife, Ruth [URSCHEL], who had returned from an errand requested by her husband. State police were told tha he had been despondent since retiring from medical practice last May. He had retured part-time to his practice two weeks ago
The barrel of the shotgun had been locked in a vise and them placed in the victim's mouth, said police.
Dr. Urschel opened his practice in Mentone in 1937, beginning specialization in cardio-vascular diseases in 1946. He was a veteran of World War II and studied for medicine at Rush Medical college in Chicago and at the Henry Ford hospital in Detroit.
Born July 16, 1910, in Fort Wayne, he had spent most of his life in the Tippecaoe and Mentone areas and was the son of Charles and Lulu SHOCK URSCHEL. His marriage was April 1, 1933, to Ruth WILLIAMS.
Dr. Urschel was a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicias and American College of Chest Physicians. He was a senior member of the American Federation for Clinical Research and belonged to the Countil on Clinical Cardiology of American Heat Association, American Society of Internal Medicine and national, state and Kosciusko county medical associations.
An active pilot, he also was past presidet of the National Flying Physicians and current secretary of Indiaa Flying Physicians.
Dr. Urschel also maintained a lively interest in local affairs, being a 10-year member of the Kosciusko county board of health, helped found the Kosciusko county blood bank, and belonged to the Masonic lodge, American Legion, Methodist church and Chamber of Commerce in Mentone.
Surviving, besides the wife, are the father, Tippecanoe; one son, Dr. Charles W. URSCHEL, Boston; one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Sarah) BECKLUND, Minneapolis, and three gandchildren.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. EST at the Mentone Methodist church with the Revs. Garrett PHILLIPS and David GOSSER officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King memorial home in Mentone and at the church an hour before the service.

Evelyn A. Lett
Mrs. Evelyn A. LETT, 47, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 12:25 a.m. Today in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been ill two months with leukemia.
She was born May 30., 1920, in Marshall county, the daughter of Russell and Dorothy AYRES FLORA. Mrs. Lett lived most of her life in Marshall and Fulton counties. On Oct. 22, 1937, in Kokomo, she was maried to Chester LETT, who surives.
Also surviving are one son, Ronald C. LETT, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Ann SMITH, Hibbard; her mother, Mrs. Dorothy FLORA, Culver; one brother, Robert FLORA, Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Rosalee SPAHR, Culver; Mrs. Joan PAXTON and Mrs. Frances WELSH, both of Hibbard; five grandchildren, and her grandmother, Mrs. Carrie FLORA, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Culver E.U.B. church. The Rev. A. E. GIVENS will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. Wednesday until noon Friday and at the church.

Victor F. Barnett
Word has been received here of the death in Tulsa, Okla., of Victor F. BARNETT, 74, a native of Rochester who was associate editor of The Tulsa Tribune and a civic leader in Tulsa for decades.
Mr. Barnett last visited this city in 1963, when he recalled with pride that he got his first inspiration for a newspaper career from two of the city's earliest, most distinguished editors -- Henry A. BARNHART and Albert W. BITTERS.
He was a carried boy for The Sentinel, published by Bartnhart, and later was printer's devil, press operator and reporter. On The Republican, owned by Bitters, he was a typesetter as well as reporter.
Mr. Barnett died Feb. 26, after 12 years of failing health. Funeral arrangements and burial were in Tulsa.
After leaving Rochester, he attended the University of Wisconsin and became sports editor of The Wisconsin State Journal in Madison. The newspaper was owned by Richard Lloyd JONES.
Barnett became city editor and then managing editor of the paper in Madison before going to Chicago just before World War I. He became city editor, then managing editor of The Chicago Evening American.
In World War I, he served two years with the Army, overseas as a second lieutenant in the infantry. After the war he returned to Chicago, but quit to rejoin Jones who had moved to Tulsa and bought The Tribune in 1919. Barnett went to Oklahoma City in 1920
He was managing editor of The Tribune for 15 years, then for five years was national advertising manager, becoming associate editor about 1940.
In Tulsa, he was commander of the American Legion Post, president of the Chamber of Commerce, in the latter post taking a leading role in locating the Douglas aircraft plant there.
In 1942 he was appointed dirctor of defense transportation in Tulsa and also was preesident of the eight-state Southwest Valleys Association, launching an effort to correlate the Arkansas river and its tributaries into an authority similar to Tennessee Valley Authority.
His wife, the former Frances LARGE of Chicago, also took a leading part in Tulsa civic activities. She died in 1962.
Also surviving are two sons, Steele [BARNETT], Boise, Idaho, and Fitzgerald [BARNETT], Tulsa; a daughter, Mrs. Jean ROWLEY, Houston, Texas; a sister, in Montana, and ten grandchildren.
[NOTE: Victor F. BARNETT was born to Phillip A. and Nellie L. FITZGERALD BARNETT, May 12, 1893 - - Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana BIRTHS.]

Wednesday, March 6, 1968

Lola M. Zehner
Mrs. Lola M. [ZEHNER], 74, Argos, died at 7:45 a.m. today in the Alfran Nursing home in Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Emory C. Sheets
Emory C. SHEETS, 72, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died unexpectedly at his home at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Sheets was found dead by his wife in a barn at his residence about three miles west of Twelve Mile. Investigating were the Cass county sheriff's office, coroner's office and state police. Cause of death has not been determined, but it is believed to be a heart attack.
He was born April 22, 1895 in Tippecanoe county, the son of Clinton and Martha DILLMAN SHEETS. A farmer, he spent his life in the Twelve Mile vicinity. On Dec. 31, 1923, in Logansport, he was married to Elsie BOLDRY, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Doyle SHEETS, Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Donna Lee) KELLEY, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; a brother, Harry SHEETS, Peru, and ten grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

Thursday, March 7, 1968

Lola M. Zehner
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos for Mrs. Lola M. ZEHNER, 74, Argos, who died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Alfran Nursing home at Warsaw. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Argos. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Zehner was born May 3, 1893, south of Argos, the daughter of George and Melvina WHISMAN COX. Her marriage was on Nov. 5, 1915, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Lloyd ZEHNER, a livestock trucker. She had spent her life in the Argos and Plymouth communities.
Suriving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. June SHIREMAN, Inwood; two sons, Carl [ZEHNER], R.R. 4, Plymouth; and Roy [ZEHNER], Charlestown; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ray SHAW, Escanaba, Mich., and one brother, Earl COX, R.R. 4, Plymouth. Two children preceded in death.

Clara Fanning
Mrs. Clara FANNING, 85, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 1:30 a.m. today at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Delbert EPLER, R.R. 2, Plymouth
Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Friday, March 8, 1968

Clara Fanning
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Clara FANNING, 85, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, who died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Delbert EPLER, R.R. 2, Plymouth. The Rev. Robet EBEY will officiate. 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 one hour prior to service.
Mrs. Fanning was born Sept. 28, 1882, in Wabash county, the daughter of William and Mary CUPP MILLER. Her marriage was June 15, 1901, at Noth Manchester, to Ernest FANNING, who died in 1949. She had lived 56 years in Walnut township, coming from North Manchester.
She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and past president of the Ladies Aid.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Alta) NELLANS, Sr., and Mrs. Esther SHOEMAKER, both of Mentone; two sons, Harold and Herman [FANNING], both of R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildre; one brother, Mark MILLER, and one sister, Mrs. Albert MONTEL, both of Silver Lake.

Saturday, March 9, 1968

[no obits]

Monday, March 11, 1968

Edna E. Mansfield
Mrs. Edna E. MANSFIELD, former Rochester resident, died Sunday at 4:15 p.m. in the Masonic Home at Franklin, where she had resided since 1958. She was 93 years of age.
Born Oct 5, 1874, in Mountain Grove, Mo., she was the daughter of Elcana and Elizabeth ENGLISH OXLEY and had lived in the Rochester community from 1923-58. Her father died when she was two years of age and the mother and three children moved to Indiana.
Her husband was Oscar MANSFIELD, who died Sept. 14, 1950. Mrs. Mansfield was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Rochester and the First Baptist church.
Nieces and nephews survive.
Rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Eastern Star will hold its services at the funeral home Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Esther L. Polley
Mrs. Esther L. POLLEY, 86, died Saturday at 4:15 p.m. at the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient nine years. She formerly resided at 168 Fulton avenue.
Born Oct. 23, 1881, in Richland township, she had spent most of her life in this county and was married Dec. 23, 1901, to Lewis POLLEY, who died in 1947. Her parents were Oliver and Elizabeth BEEHLER RHINESMITH.
Mrs. Polley was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church.
Surviving are two sons, Edward [POLLEY], R.R. 1, Macy, and Richard [POLLEY], Mishawaka; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with Dr. S. Herbert BESS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Anna Belle Miller
Mrs. Anna Belle MILLER, 80, native of Leiters Ford, died Sunday at 7:30 a.m. at Logansport state hospital, where she had been a patient for a year. A resident of Indianapolis, she had been ill four years.
Born April 3, 1887, at Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of William and Emma KIRKENDALL BAILEY. Prior to her admission to the hospital, Mrs. Miller had lived with a niece, Mrs. John MOULTON of Deedsville, for two years.
Her first marriage was to William E. DRAPER, who died in 1934. Her second marriage was to Claude C. MILLER, who died May 5, 1965. Mrs. Miller was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ at Indianapolis. While in that city, she cared in her home for crippled children from Riley hospital.
Surviving are the niece, Mrs. John (Isabelle) MOULTON; three nephews, Clayson BAILEY, R.R. 6, Rochester; Harold BAILEY, Huntington, and Clifton BAILEY, ARgos, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Flossie BAILEY, Fulton.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Philip ISGRIGG officiating. Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery at Indianapolis.

May T. Osburn
Mrs. May T. OSBURN, 69, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 1:15 a.m. today in the Whitley county hospital in Columbia City, following an extended illness.
Born Jan. 24, 1899, in Spencerville, she went to Tippecanoe in 1941 from Fort Wayne. She was the daughter of John and Minnie KIMES MOODY. Her marriage was to Stanton OSBURN in 1919 at Auburn. Mrs. Osburn had lived with her son, Robert, for 14 years.
Survivors are four sons, Robert [OSBURN], Akron; Loren [OSBURN], Fort Wayne; John [OSBURN], Roachdale, and Earl [OSBURN], Warsaw; one daughter, Mrs. Alden (Barbara) Van NESS, Atwood; two sisters, Miss Mary MOODY and Mrs. John (Violet) YOUNG, both of Fort Wayne, and fourteen grandchildren. Thre sons preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Jim MARTIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ralph E. Hudkins
Ralph E. HUDKINS, 51, Sunyville, Cal., died today in California. He had spent 20 years in the Burton community and was a 1935 graduate of Rochester high school.
He was born July 19, 1916, in Fulton county, the son of William F. HUDKINS and Bessa OVERMYER HUDKINS. His marriage was to Genevieve POLL of Chicago. He was at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941. Retired from the Navy, he was in the real estate business in California.
Survivors are two sons, Jack and Steven [HUDKINS] of Sunnyville; one daugher, also of Sunnyville; two brothers, Cecil [HUDKINS], Phoenix, Ariz.; and Billy [HUDKINS], Stoughton, Wis., and one sister, Elnora TETER, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Funeral services and burial will be in California.

Wednesday, March 13, 1968

Maude Mulkins
Mrs. Maude MULKINS, 88, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Logansport state hospital where she had been a patient since June 6, 1925. She had been seriously ill four weeks.
Born Nov. 9, 1879, near Athens, she was the daughter of David and Louisa HAROLD GOOD.
Surviving are nephews, including Charles GOOD, Jr., Chester, Mond., and Dr. Ralph E. CREIG, Cleveland, O.
Rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Allan BYRNE will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetry at Athens. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ellsworth E. Steffey
Ellsworth E. STEFFEY, 69, South Bend, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, from a heart attack suffered at his home. He was the brother of Mrs. Elsie WIDOWS, Rochester.
He was born Feb. 14, 1899, in Rochester. He moved to South Bend in 1934 and was a retired employee of Edwards Iron Works. His marriage was in June, 1923, in Chicago, to Emma EISERMANN, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roger DeMAYERS, South Bend; two grandchildren, and one brother, Carl STEFFEY, Hammond.
Rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Forest G. Hay and Son funeral home in South Bend. The Rev. Ronald SEITZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call afte 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thursday, March 14, 1968 to Saturday, March 16, 1968

[no obits]

Monday, March 18, 1968

Virgil Parker
Virgil PARKER of Pasadena, Cal., brother of Mrs. Henry JENSEN, 915 Madison street, died unexpectedly of a heart attack March 7, it was learned today. Mrs. Jensen, who had been visiting her brother, has returned home following funeral services.

Arval R. Beattie
Arval R. BEATTIE, 71, Fulton, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for one week. He had been in failing health nine months.
Mr. Beattie was born May 5, 1896, in Bethlehem township, Cass county, the son of Robert and Ada THRUSH BEATTIE. His marriage was April 3, 1920, in Logansport, to Elnora MARTINDALE, who died Aug. 23, 1961.
He retired from farming in 1961. He was a member of Fletcher's Lake Methodist church near Fulton.
Surviving are two daughter's, Mrs. William (Asenath) BRENTON, and Mrs. John (Betty) WRIGHT, both of Peru; one son, Gordon M. [BEATTIE], Rochester; two granddaughters; one grandson; a sister, Mrs. Fern BLACK, Fulton; two brothers, Ivan and Troy [BEATTIE], both of DeLand, Fla.; and one nephew, DeLand, Fla. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lulu R. Williason
Lulu R. WILLIAMSON, 84, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw. She had been in failing health for three years.
Born Dec. 12, 1883, in Walnut township, southeast of Argos, she was the daughter of Asbury and Emma PALMER WILLIAMSON. She had resided in Chicago 38 years before returning to the Argos community.
She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Chicago.
Surviving are one brother, Joseph C. WILLIAMSON, R.R. 1, Argos, and cousins.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Richter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call after 7 p.m today at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 19, 1968 to Wednesday, March 20, 1968

[no obits]

Thursday, March 21, 1968

Henry Omer Coplen
Henry Omer "Musty" COPLEN, 55, former Rochester resident, was killed Wednesday morning in a coal strip mine accident at Winslow, where he resided.
Mr. Coplen, a crane operator, in the mine, was crushed by a falling boulder. Death was instantaneous.
A native of this county, he was born Dec. 31, 1912, the son of Orange Melville and Mary Belle GREGSON COPLEN. He graduated from Rochester high school, where he played on the varsity basketball team. Mr. Coplen had spent the past 30 years in the coal mining business at Winslow.
Surviving are the wife, Bessie [COPLEN]; three brothers, Ray and Oscar [COPLEN], both of Rochester, and George [COPLEN], Leo, Ind.; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred DICKERHOFF, Akron, and Mrs. Grace BYBEE, South Bend.
Last rites will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Curtis funeral home in Winslow, with burial in that city.

Friday, March 22, 1968

Anastasia Allen
Mrs. Anastasia ALLEN, 88, Monterey, died at 9:35 a.m. Thursday in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac, where she had been a patient for three months
She was born Nov. 16, 1879 in Pulaski, the daughter of Charles and Christina MYERS ALLEN. Her marriage was on Jan. 22, 1905, in North Judson, to Samuel C. ALLEN who died Sept. 3, 1962. She had lived in Monterey for 60 years. Mrs. Allen was a member of St. Ann's Catholic church in Monterey.
Surviving are three sons, Basil and James [ALLEN], both of Montrey, and John [ALLEN], Winamac; five daughters, Mrs. Marcella NIDIFFER, Birmingham, Mich.; Mrs. Mildred DAVISON, South Bend; Mrs. Alma DENSMORE, Monterey; Mrs. Thelma MORRIS, Boise, Ida., and Mrs. Genevieve FLEURY, Monterey; twenty-eight grandchildren, and forty-six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's Catholic church in Monterey. The Rev. Edward MATUZAK will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. today and at the Allen residence in Monterey after 7 p.m. Saturday. The Rosary will be recited at the Allen residence at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Rethel Sayger
Mrs. Perry (Rethel EMMONS) SAYGER, 78, Logansport, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial hospital at Logansport. She was a sister of Mrs. Fay LONG, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Mrs. Sayger was born and raared in the Talma community.
Also surviving are a son, Donald [SAYGER], one daughter, Betty [SAYGER]; two granddaughters, of Logansport; another sister, Mrs. Lethia SHANK, Tyner, and one brother, Grover [EMMONS], Logansport.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home in Logansport.

Saturday, March 23, 1968

Grace Mae Towne
Mrs. Grace Mae TOWNE, 81, 213 West Third street, died at 12:55 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for three years and in serious condition 10 days.
Born Sept. 22, 1896 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Milton and Catherine MITCHELL HOFFMAN. She resided in Gilead and Pontiac, Ill., before movig back to Rochester upon her marriage. She was married May 14, 1906 in Pontiac to Charles E. TOWNE, who survives. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Also survving are nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Lucille RYNEARSON and Clyde TOWNE, Jr., Rochester; Mrs. Evelyn SHULTZ, South Bend; Mrs. Marjorie MADDUX, Athens; Mrs. Norma Jean STAR, Kewanna; Mrs. Catherine CRALL, Akron; and Vernon TOWNE, Logansport. Two sisters, Louise and Maude [HOFFMAN], and a brother, Newt [HOFFMAN], preceded in death.
Final rits will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN of Elkhart. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 25, 1968

Johann Wiese
Mr. and Mrs. Robert TRAEGER of this city have received word of the unexpected death Feb. 22, of Johann WIESE at Poragrunn, Norway. He was the father of Veslemoy WIESE, who lived with the Traegers during the 1963-64 school year while attending RHS as an American Field Service student. Mr. Wiese, 51, a civil defense engineer for a hydro-electric plant, was stricken by a heart attack. Miss Wiese, incidentally, now is a student at the University of Oslo, studying for a career as language teacher.

Clara Cox
Mrs. Clara COX, 86, Milford, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in a Logansport hospital after several years' illness.
Born June 2, 1881, in the Netherlands, she came to America at the age of four with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond WELSCOTT, and settled in New Paris. Her marriage was on Sept. 28, 1908, in New Paris, to David A. COX, who died in April, 1947. She spent her life in the New Paris and Milford areas.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Bertha) SMITH, R.R. 1, Argos; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Gertie WALTERS, New Paris; one half-brother, James WELSCOTT, Holland, Mich., and nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Allen WELDY will officiate. Burial will be in the city cemetery at Milford. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon.

Larry J. Harrold
Funeral services for Larry J. HARROLD, five-year-old Rochester boy who was killed in a two-car crash near Wabash Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The boy, son of Mrs. Marie STURGEON HARROLD of 209 Pontiac street and Arden HARROLD of R.R. 1, Mentone, died when thrown from a car on Ind. 15, 3 1/2 miles north of Wabash at 3 p.m. Saturday. Death was due to a skull fracture, according to William BOAZ, deputy coroner for Wabash county.
The mother, who was driving the car, suffered fractured ribs and possible internal injuries and was listed in "good" condition today at Wabash county hospital in Wabash.
Two other Harrold children, one of whom was thrown from the car, also, both are listed in "good" condition today at the Wabash hospital with head injuries. They are Sherrie [HARROLD], 2, who was thrown to the highway, and Mary [HARROLD], 4.
Officers said Mrs. Harrold was driving north when the car hit a snowdrift, skidded to the east side of the road, came back across the highway and crashed headon with a southbound auto driven by Mrs. Donna Louise GRESCHEL, 30, Cassopolis, Mich. It was snowing at the time and a strong wind had swept snowdrifts onto the highway at spots.
Mrs. Greschel suffered minor knee injuries. Her two children, Jo Ann [GRESCHEL], 8, and Pamela [GRESCHEL], 6, were taken to the Wabash hospital, the former with a fractured arm and the latter with a fractured collarbone and concussion.
The Wabash county sheriff's office listed both vehicles as total losses. Mrs. Harrold was driving a 1962 Rambler station wagon and Mrs. Greschel was driving a 1961 Chevrolet station wagon.
Larry HARROLD, who was dead on arrival at the Wabash hospital, was born July 20, 1962 in Rochester.
Surviving with the parents and sisters are two brothers, Gary and Terry [HARROLD]; the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Marie NORRIS, Rochester, and Joseph STURGEON, Litchfield, Ill. the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gail HARROLD, R.R. 1, Mentone, and uncles and aunts.

Tuesday, March 26, 1968

Anna Larsen
Mrs. Bertha CLAYTON and Carl NELSON, 920 Pontiac street, have received word of the death of their sister, Mrs. Pigo (Anna) LARSEN of DeKalb, Ill. Services will be in DeKalb. Mrs. Larsen died at 7 p.m. Monday evening.

Dovie E. Keith
Dovie E. KEITH, 64, retired electrician and Twelve Mile restaurant operator, died Monday at 5 p.m. in the Dukes hospital at Peru after a three-year illness from a heart condition.
He resided at R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, and had lived in that community 23 years, moving from Onward. He also had resided at Russiabille.
Born in Tipton county Oct. 5, 1903, he was the son of Albert and Anna SHUCK KEITH. His marriage was Oct. 5, 1930, at Miami, Ind., to Gavette COBLENTZ, who survives.
Mr. Keith was a member of the Twelve Mile Lions club.
Also surviving are three sons, Robert [KEITH], Laurel, Fla.; Donald [KEITH], Bunker Hill, and Marshall [KEITH], R.R. 1, Macy; nine grandchildrn; two sistrs, Mrs. Esther THOMAS, Greenville, O., and Mrs. Jean LAMB, Kokomo, and two brothers, John [KEITH], Richmond, Va., and Ralph [KEITH], Phoenix, Ariz.
Last rites will be at the McCain country chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert SHOEMAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Deer Creek cemetery at Onward. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 27, 1968

Virgil W. Sellers
Virgil W. SELLERS, 88, 824 Franklin avenue, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hosptal where he had been a patient since Saturday. He had been in failing health two months.
Born Sept. 8, 1879, near Warsaw, the son of Alfred and Mary STICKLER SELLERS, he moved from Akron to Rochester where he had resided for the past 13 years. He also had lived in the Denver community. His first marriage was to Clara McCOY, who preceded in death. On August 23, 1947 he was married to Pearl BOYER, who died Oct. 22, 1967. Mr. Sellers was a retired farmer and a member of the Denver Methodist church.
Survivors are one grandson, Robert LUTEY, Indianapolis; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl SELLERS, Dowagiac, Mich.; nieces and cousins; three step-daughters, Mrs. William (Willodean) MYERS, Mishawaka; Mrs. Eldon (Maxine) MYERS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Claude (Ethel) MASTELLER, R.R. 1, Rochester; two step-sons, Arthur BOYER, North Manchester, and David BOYER, Chicago; nine step-grandchildren, and ten step-great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen BYRNE will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery in Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Daisy Slaybaugh
Mrs. Daisy SLAYBAUGH, 86, Peru, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru, where she had been a patient four days. She moved from Akron to Peru, where she had resided for 29 years.
Born Sept. 3, 1881, in Akron, she was the daughter of Spencer and Mary HARTER STRONG. On Feb. 1, 1905, in Akron, she was married to Arthur B. SLAYBAUGH, who survives.
Mrs. Slaybaugh was a member of the Peru Garden club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Frances SMITH, R.R. 2, Wabash; one son, Arthur [SLAYBAUGH], Houston, Txas; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Daniel BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday until the hour of service on Friday.

Thursday, March 28, 1968

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Friday, March 29, 1968

Hazel M. Clingler
Mrs. Hazel M. CLINGLER, 59, Delong, died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac, following a thee week illness.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she was born Aug. 28, 1908, in Fulton county, the daughter of Melvin and Nora FRY WILHELM. Her marriage was on Feb. 28, 1928, in Knox, to Cecil CLINGLER, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, John and Melvin {CLINGLER], both of Rochester; Virgil [CLINGLER], Delong, and Irvin [CLINGLER], Culver; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred WEIGER, Culver; Mrs. Annabelle COUGHENOUR, Akron, and Mrs. Violet CHANEY, Delong; four brothers, Cecil WILHELM, Auburn; Charles WILHELM, Plymouth; Harry WILHELM, Pill Lake, Wis., Kenneth WILHELM, Logansport; five sisters, Mrs. Nellie THOMPSON, Monterey; Mrs. Edith McCOIGE, Plymouth; Mrs. Freida SWIHART, Lapaz; Mrs. Leona BENGSTON, Gladstone, Mich., Miss Laura WILHELM, South Bend, and twenty grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Delong Methodist church. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. today until noon on Sunday and then at the church.

Lester D. Kimmel
Lester D. KIMMEL, 58, R.R. 1, Culver, died early this morning at his residence of a heart condition.
Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Rev. O. R. Mason
Word has been received by friends of the death, last Friday, of the Rev. O. R. MASON, former minister of the Kewanna Methodist church. Funeral services were Monday at the Wesley Manor Home, Frankfort. He served the Kewanna church from 1932 to 1935. His son, Carlyle MASON, is superintendent of the Home at Frankfort.

Saturday, March 30, 1968

Leaster D. Kimmel
Lester D. KIMMEL, 58, R.R. 1, Culver, died at his home three miles east of Culver early Friday morning of a heart condition. He had been a printer at Culver Military Academy for the past 12 years.
Born Sept. 28, 1909 in Chevanse, Ill., he was the son of Alfred and Eva MENSER KIMMEL. He had resided most of his life in the Culver area. He was married June 27, 1934 in South Bend to Margaret OVERMYER, who survives. He attended the Burr Oak E.U.B. church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Judy) REED, Grants, N.M.; a son, SSgt. Jerry D. KIMMEL, with the U.S. Air Force at Moron, Spain; a granddaughter, and a brother, Benjamin KIMMEL, Tippecanoe.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Carl BAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

George L. Hullinger
George L. HULLINGER, 77, Plymouth, a native of Mentone, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday at the Knox, Ind., nursing home after being in failing health two years.
Born Sept. 22, 1890, he was the son of Jacob and Allie HIPSHER HULLINGER. He had resided all his life in the Plymouth and Argos areas. He was married June 15, 1922 in Argos to Edna STAYTON, who survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Charles HULLINGER, and a niece, Mrs. Gerald (Hazel Frances) SULLIVAN, both of Argos.
Last rits will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery southwest of Argos. Friends may call at th funeral home after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 1, 1968

Earl Roudebush
Winamac, Ind. -- Last rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac for Earl D. ROUDEBUSH, 77, former Winamac school superintendent who died unexpectedly Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Pulaski Memorial hospital.
Friends may call at the funeral home, where Masonic rites will be held at 8 p.m. today. Burial will be at Noblesville.
Mr. Roudebush was a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, having helped organize the state tourney in 1911 and coaching the 1932 Winamac team to the final game. He retired as superintendent in Winamac in 1953.
Preceding in death was a daughter, Mrs. [Tom] (Louise) BALDWIN of Rochester. Surviving are two sons, a brother and fourteen grandchildren, including Brooks, Becka, Beth and Ted BALDWIN, this city.

Tuesday, April 2, 1968

Clay A. Studebaker
Clay A. STUDEBAKER, 67, Logansport, died at 2 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial hospital. He was owner and operator of the Studebaker Construction company.
Surviving are the wife, two sons, three sisters, three gradchildren, a great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport at 10:30 a.m. Friday and burial will be in Bluffton. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Richard H. Slaven
Richard H. SLAVEN, 67, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 6:20 a.m. today in Pariview hospital at Plymouth, where he had been a patient eight days. He had been ill five years.
Born Dec. 7, 1900, in Staunton, Ind., the son of Isaac and Florence ROBERTS SLAVEN, he had lived in the Tippecanoe ara 26 years, coming from South Bend. He had also resided in Clinton. His marriage was Dec. 4, 1926, in Clinton, to Elsie SHORT, who survives.
Mr. Slaven was a retired employee of the Midland Steel Company of Mishawaka.
Also surviving are one son, Major Joseph E. SLAVEN, assigned to staff of Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii; one grandson, Michael J. [SLAVEN], and one brother, Samuel SLAVEN, Terre Haute. Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. James GABHART will officiate. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery northeast of Tippecanoe. Friends may call after Tuesday noon at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 3, 1968

Clay A. Studebaker
Final rites for Clay A. STUDEBAKER, 67, Logansport, who died at 2 a.m. Tuesday in Logansport Memorial hospital, have been chamged to 1 p.m. Friday at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport. Burial will be in Bluffton. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Robert L. Reffitt
Additional information about the accident in which Robert L. REFFITT, 62, Fulton, was burned critically in an explosion and fire at his mobile home was provided today by his daugher, Mrs. Edgar LANGLEY of Rochester.
Mrs. Langley said it has not been determined officially if it was the gas stove or the oil furnace that exploded, covering Reffitt with flames and giving him third degree burns over 95 percent of his body early Monday morning.
She said the state fire marshal's office will investigate.
Mrs. Reffitt was waiting in the car and her husband was preparing to leave the trailer when Mrs. Reffitt called to him to get the lunch bucket of anoher daughter, Mrs. Floyd BRADLEY of near Talma. Seconds later, the explosion occurred.
Despite the burns, Reffitt drove the car to the home of another daughter, Mrs. Sarah BOND of Rochester. Mrs. Reffitt does not drive. Mr. Bond then drove Reffitt to Woodlawn hospital. Reffitt was transferred to Indianapolis Methodist hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
The Reffitts and Mrs. Bradley work at the Kroth Manufacturing company in Warsaw. The Reffitts pick up Mrs. Bradley on their way to work.
Mrs. Langley was told by a doctor that her father probably did not feel the pain of the burns as much as might be thought because the nerves were damaged, also. That is why he was able to drive his car 10 miles from Fulton to Rochester.

Thursday, April 4, 1968

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Friday, April 5, 1968

Jess W. Vice
Jess W. VICE, 74, LaPaz, died at 4:42 a.m. Wednesday in the South Bend Osteopathic hospital following a four-week illness.
A retired carpenter, Mr. Vice was born Dec. 9, 1893, in Boone county, the son of Marion and Annie SHELTON VICE. On Nov. 23, 1913, in Macy, he was married to Ruth ALLEN, who survives. He lived in LaPaz 26 years, moving there from the Macy area.
Also surviving are three sons, Jesse [VICE], Rochester; Wallace [VICE], Macy, and Leonard W. [VICE], Plymouth; three daughters, Mrs. Irvin WARNER, Mrs. Kenneth BALMER, and Mrs. Gary VINNEY, all of LaPaz; two sisters; one brother; fifteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturdy in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. The Rev. W. W. CALE will officiate. Burial will be in the Five Corers cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 6, 1968

Robert L. Reffitt
Robert L. REFFITT, 61, Fulton, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday in Indianapolis Methodist hospital of burns suffered in an explosion and fire in his mobile home on the west edge of Fulton.
Mr. Reffitt suffered third degree burns over 95 percent of his body in an accident about 3:30 a.m. Monday.
Born May 4, 1906 in Prestonburg, Ky., he was the son of Thomas and Areminda PRATER REFFITT. He had lived in Fulton county 20 years, moving from Medina, Mich. He was married March 25, 1925, in Middle Creek, Ky., to Mary Jane BAYS, who survives. He was employed at the Korth Furniture industries in Warsaw. He was a member of the Bethel Tabernacle church of Logansport.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Ed (Mary) LANGLEY and Mrs. Earl (Sarah) BOND, Rochester; Mrs. Floyd (Areminda) BRADLEY, Talma, and Mrs. Roger (Agnes) BROWN, Fot Wayne; a son, Clifton [REFFITT], R.R. 3, Rochester; twenty-five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Susann HUGHES, Willard, O., and Mrs. Mimme MILLER, Prestonburg, Ky. A sister, two brothers and two grandchildren preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Bethel Tabernacle church in Logansport with the Rev. James HOLT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, April 8, 1968

Harry R. Louderback
Harry R. LOUDERBACK, 77, an automobile dealer in Rochester for 61 years, died Sunday at 4 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He resided at 1112 Main street.
Mr. Louderback's death followd a heart attack sustained at 2 a.m. Wednesday. He had been hospitalized then, returned to his home Thursday and reentered the hospital at 3:30 p.m. Saturday when his condition worsened.
Mr. Louderback entered the automobile business with his father, Francis [LOUDERBACK], in 1907, shortly after the car's development. Theirs was the first such agency in this city.
The firm first sold the Mitchell car, made in Racine, Wis., and later added all General Motors and Ford autos, operating four separate agencies. The Louderbacks sold the Mitchell in a nine-county area from headquartrs here and in Lafayette, Mr. Louderback for a time operating the agency in the latter city. The company has been the Buick-Chevrolet dealer here since 1936.
Mr. Louderback received considerable training by auto manufacturers in the care of the early autos and three times was chosen by Chevrolet to serve on its Factory-Dealer Councils, which made recommendations to the manufacturer for car improvements.
In recent years he had bred, raised and worked hunting dogs, earning a wide reputation among fanciers of this sport for his successes.
A native of Cass county, he was born Aug. 7, 1890, the son of Francis and Emma RHODES LOUDERBACK. On April 27, 1915, in this city, he was married to Bernice BUSSERT, who survives.
He was a member of the First Baptist church, the Rochester Masonic lodge and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving, besides the wife, are his mother, Mrs. Emma LOUDERBACK, Chase Manor nursing home at Logansport, a brother, L.V.R. LOUDERBACK, this city, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Tuesday 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. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Jeri Lynn Hisey
Jeri Lynn HISEY, five-year-old daughter of Lowell and Shirley REDMAN HISEY, 512 Pontiac street, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in the Children's Memorial hospital at Chicago.
She was born Aug. 29, 1962 in Plymouth.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Mark [HISEY], at home; a sister, Debra [HISEY], at home; the patrnal grandmother, Mrs. Wilfred HISEY, R.R. 5, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth REDMAN, Bourbon.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family requests that contributions be made to the Cancer Society in memory of the child.

Margaret M. McClellan
Margaret M. McCLELLAN, 44, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at her home.
Born Jan. 15, 1924 in Blue Island, Ill., she was the daughter of Fred and Margaret KENT. She had lived in the Kewanna area for 20 years. She was married to Bobby McCLELLAN Oct. 15, 1959. He survives. She was a member of the Sharon Pilgrim Holiness church.
Also surviving are a son, Richard [McCLELLAN], Kewanna, and three grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sharon Pilgrim Holiness church with the Rev. Ray WICKLINE officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home and at the church for one hour before services.

Cora Mowiser
Mrs. Cora MOWISER, 94, Argos, died at 12:05 a.m. today in the Klapp nursing home at Argos, following an illness of three years.
Born Feb. 14, 1874, in South Bend, the daugher of John and Ann KEYSER OTT, she lived in the Argos community 64 years, coming from Bourbon. Her marriage was Oct. 18, 1894, in Woodland to Frank MOWISER, who died in June, 1957.
Mrs. Mowiser was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Survivors are one daugher, Mrs. Ora (Helen) BURROUGHS, Plymouth; three sons, Ralph [MOWISER], Osceola; John [MOWISER], Argos, and Ernest [MOWISER], Tippecanoe; eight grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. Two daughters; one son, one sister, and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Robert EBEY will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to service.

Grover C. Crull
Grover C. CRULL, 82, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 5:20 a.m. Today in Parkview hospital, Plymouth. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at his home and was hospitalized one day.
Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Tuesday, April 9, 1968

Clyde Morlan
Clyde MORLAN, 83, Bourbon, died Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
He was born Sept. 22, 1884, and had spent his life in Marshall county.
Surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Clarence (Willo Dean) KEEL, R.R. 1, Argos; one son, DeVaun MORLAN, Bourbon one step-daugher, Mrs. George (Peggy) FLOWERS, Nappanee; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Beigh-Deaton funeral home in Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening.

Grover C. Crull
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Tippecanoe Community church for Grover C. CRULL, 82, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, who died at 5:20 a.m. Monday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth. The Rev. James GABHART will officiate. Burial will be in Summit Chapel cemetery northeast of Tippecanoe. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to service.
Mr. Crull was born Aug. 28, in Knox, the son of Samuel and Amanda DAGGETT CRULL. His first marriage was Aug. 28, 1906 in Churubusco, to Elma BLOOM, who died in June, 1951. On June 17, 1953, in Tippecanoe, he married Eva JUDY, who survives.
A retired farmer who had operated a cane mill and a canning factory, he was a resident of the Tippecanoe area 70 years, coming from Knox.
He was a charter member of the Tippecanoe Community church, and the Tippecanoe Conservation club, having donated the land for the club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs Carlton (Lillie) TOWNS, Ft. Wayne; one son, Wilford W. CRULL, Antioch, Cal.; two stepsons, Raymond JUDY, Goodyear, Ariz., and Lyle JUDY, St. Augustine, Fla.; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.

Howard R. Eisenman
Howard R. EISENMAN, 56, 1224 Jackson boulevard, died at 10 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient nine days.
He was born Dec. 11, 1911, in Rochester, the son of Jacob and Eula Belle GABERSON EISENMAN. His marriage was April 16, 1938, in Rochester, to Mary CUMBERLAND, who survives.
A retired car mechanic, Mr. Eisenman operated his own shop at 1626 Main street until 1965.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Betty ROE, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) NIX, Joliet, Ill.; two sons, Raymond EISENMAN, Rochester, and Jackie EISENMAN, with the Air Force, Great Falls, Mont.; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Raymond (Viola) KENADY, South Bend. A brother, Floyd, and a sister, Nellie [EISENMAN], preceded in death.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wedesday at the funeral home.

Mack Haimbaugh
Mack HAIMBAUGH, 78, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 2:10 a.m. today at his residence following an illness of six months.
Born Feb. 21, 1890, in Newcastle township, he was the son of Alonzo and Laura ARMIE HAIMBAUGH. His marriage was on Feb. 22, 1911, to Agnes VanDORAN, who survives. Mr. Haimbaugh spent his life in the Mentone area. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mentone.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Geraldine) HUNTER, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Albert (Donna Jean) WALTON, Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. Gerald (Maxine) YODER, Elkhart; one son, Alonzo [HAIMBAUGH], Pinellas Park, Fla. twelve grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Howard ADDELMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Thursday, April 11, 1968

Charles R. Hartle
Charles R. "Bob" HARTLE, 39, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 12:25 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend following an illness of eight weeks.
Born Aug. 24, 1928 in Starke county, he was the son of Charles L. and Clara KEPFFER HARTLE. He had lived in the Argos area three years, moving there from the Monterey area. He was a farmer and a member of the Santa Anna Methodist church west of Argos. He was married Sept. 2, 1949 in South Bend to Signe SMITH.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, Rickey, Steven and Robert [HARTLE], and two daughters, Pamela and Janise [HARTLE], all at home; the father, Charles L. HARTLE, Culver; five brothers, Kenneth [HARTLE], Rochester; Leland [HARTLE], Warsaw; Richard [HARTLE], Culver; James [HARTLE], Plymouth, and Paul [HARTLE], Monterey; four sisters, Mrs. Imogene DEWITT, Lafayette; Mrs. Dorothy YOUNG, Elkhart; Mrs. Joan LOWELL, Niles, Mich, and Mrs. Rosella ROEHOFFER, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Anna Methodist church with the Rev. Calvin DANIELS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday and then at the church.

Grace C. Clay
Grace Carrie CLAY, 85, Peru, died at Dukes hospital in Peru at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday following a three-day illness.
Born Nov. 26, 1882 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary MATHIAS DOWNS. She was married to George D. CLAY in 1906. He died in 1941. She was a member of the Oakdale Baptist church, Rebekah Lodge 100 and the Senior Citizens club of Peru.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Louis ASHBROOK, Peru; Mrs. Robert PATTISON, Peru; Mrs. Lloyd McGREW, Royal Center; Mrs. Chester SAUSAMAN, Dunedin, Fla.; a son, Robert CLAY, Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; five reat-grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Drake-Flowers chapel at Peru with the Rev. Robert BLAKE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Graveside services will be at 11:15 a.m Saturday. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 12, 1968

Minnie C. Hardy
Mrs. Minnie C. HARDY, 96, Crown Point, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Crown Point. She ws a former resident of Kewanna. Born Jan. 25, 1872 in Cass county, she was the daughter of Henry A. and Mary WARE MOON. Her marriage was on April 29, 1915, to Lewis HARDY, who died in 1950. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are one son, Jessie O. SMITH, Logansport; one brother, Charles MOON, Kewanna; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Leroy WISE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. today.

Byron E. Lewis
Byron Elbert LEWIS, 82, Crystal Beach, Florida, died at 12:26 a.m. Thursday in the Tarpon Springs (Fla.) hospital, where he had been a patient 10 days.
Born April 21, 1886, near Tiosa, he was the son of George and Anna WILKENSON LEWIS. His first marriage was to Jessie MAUS who died in 1918. In 1922 he married Marie HESS, who survives. Mr. Lewis had resided at Crystal Beach, Fla. sice 1946, coming from Kokomo. He was a member of the Crystal Beach community church, Crystal Beach community club, and the Masonic lodge, Kokomo.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Frances) AUGHE, Palm Harbor, Fla., and Mrs. Basil (Martha) SCOTT, R.R. 3, Rochester; three sons, Robert, Joe and Richard [LEWIS], all of Rochester; eleven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. Two daughters, a brother, one step-son and two great-grandchildren preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo. The Rev. Gene ECKERLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Sunday until time of service.

Saturday, April 13, 1968

Willis L. Long
Services for Willis L. "Dutch" LONG, 71, R.R. 1, Macy, who died at 7:45 a.m. Friday in Dukes hospital at Peru after a three-year illness, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain funeral home.
The Rev. Fred VINCENT will officiate and burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.
Born Feb. 17, 1897 in Richland township of Miami county, he was the son of Charles W. and Myrtle BROWER LONG. He was married Jan. 24, 1918 to Hazel MILLER. He was a retired farmer ad a lifelong member of the Denver Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Gwenneth KINZIE, R.R. 1, Denver; two grandchildren, and a brother, Russell LONG, Yucaipa, Cal.

Floyd McGriff
Word has been received of the death Thursday in Detroit, Mich., of Floyd McGRIFF, 77, who was well-known in the Argos and Rochester communities.
He was born Nov. 16, 1890 at Wabash and spent most of his life in the Detroit area. His parents were Wesley and Ida McGRIFF. He was married to Ruth G. EDWARDS in Detroit. She survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jean FOX; a son, Jack McGRIFF, and five grandchildren, all of Detroit. He was the last survivor of his family.
Services at the Grossman funeral home in Argos are pending the arrival of relatives from abroad. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Monday, April 15, 1968

Nellie Mae Boyd
Mrs. Nellie Mae BOYD, 86, R.R. 3, Ligonier, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Prairie View nursing home, Warsaw, following an illness of six months.
She was born Nov. 4, 1881, in Noble county. Her marriage was to Homer BOYD who died in 1951.
Surviving are two sons, Claude [BOYD], Angola, and Kenneth [BOYD], Albion; four daughters, Mrs. George BEARSS, Rochester; Mrs. Richard LONG, Goshen; Mrs. Joseph EBERLY, Wawaka, and Mrs. Fred OTT, Ligonier; nineteen grandchildre; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jesse FRICK, Rome City, and George FRICK, Corunna, Ind., and one sister.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m Tuesday in th Cosperville Baptist church. The Rev. Ronald SMITHGALL will officiate. Burial will be in the Cosperville cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today in the Ulrey-Sedgwick funeral home in Ligonier.

Phillis Sheetz
Mrs. [Phyllis E.] SHEETZ, 58, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of 10 months.
She was born April 11, 1910, in Fulton county, the daughter of E. A. and Bertha BRYANT SMITH. Her marriage was on May 16, 1927, in Crown Point, to Roy O. SHEETZ, who survives.
Mrs. Sheetz had spent her life in the Rochester community and was a member of the Rochester E.U.B. church. She was employed at the Buchanan abstract ofice here.
Also surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Warren (Charlene) COLE, Syracuse, N.Y., two sons, Steven [SHEETZ], Kokomo, and John [SHEETZ], Nyona Lake; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Joe (Nellie Mae) HOOKER, Indianapolis; two brothers, James SMITH, Bremen, and Joe SMITH, St. Joseph, Mich., and aunts and uncles. One brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. Dr. S. Herbert BESS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the cancer fund.

Eri Meiser
Eri MEISER, Star City, died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He was a former resident of Kewanna.
Born May 29, 1882, in Pulaski county, he was the son of Frederick and Carolyn WENTZEL MEISER. In 1908 he married Alma Faye MOORE, who died in 1949. His second marriage was to Icy LAMB, who died in 1960. He was a member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church and the I.O.O.F. lodge at Kewanna.
Surviving are four sons, Fairmont [MEISER], Rensselaer; Earl [MEISER], South Bend; Perry [MEISER], Richmond, Cal., and Albert [MEISER], Brookston; one brother, Joe [MEISER], Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Dora EVANS, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison chapel, Kewanna. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today. The I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct graveside services.

Tuesday, April 16, 1968

Ernest E. Keener
Ernest E. KEENER, 75, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient ten days. He had been ill six months.
Born June 19, 1892, in Marion, he was the son of John and Mina KEENER. His marriage was on Auust 24, 1942, in Angola, to Aletha McCAY, who survives. A retired Studebaker employee, Mr. Keener had lived in the Macy area 10 years, moving there from South Bend.
Also surviving are one son, Paul [KEENER], Montana, Cal.; one step-son, Nelson ANDERSON, R.R. 1, Rochester; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Icea BERLIEN, South Bend, and nieces and nephews. One bother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Roy GARNER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Arthur B. Slaybaugh
Arthur B. SLAYBAUGH, 85, Peru, died at 12:35 p.m. Monday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru, where he had been a patient four weeks.
Born July 24, 1882, in Akron, he was the son of Orlando and Fannie SHEPHARD SLAYBAUGH. On Feb. 1, 1905, in Akron, he married Daisy STRONG, who died in March, 1968.
Mr. Slaybaugh lived in Peru 30 years, moving there from Akron. He was the caretaker of the First Bapist church in Peru, of which he was a member. He also was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Frances SMITH, R.R. 2, Wabash; one son Arthur SLAYBAUGH, Houston, Texas; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Eva HJERTSTEDT, Chicago, and Mrs. Oscar (Berenice) FITES, R.R. 2, Akron. One brother and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Daniel BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday where the Masonic lodge will conduct services at 7:30 p.m.

Floyd McGriff
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery for Floyd McGRIFF, 77, Detroit, who died Thursday. The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangement.
Osa F. Swihart
Mrs. Osa F. SWIHART, 74, Tippecanoe, died at 6:50 a.m. today in Parkview hospital, Plymouth. She had been ill two years.
She was born June 26, 1893, in Menone, the daughter of Nathan and Mary JEFFERIES DAWSON. Her marriage was on Jan. 8, 1913, in Akron, to Alva SWIHART. He died Sept. 30, 1962.
Mrs. Swihart had lived in the Tippecanoe area 35 years and was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy KINSEY, Tippecanoe; Mrs. John (Loretta) RHODES, and Mrs. Sam (Helen) CLARK, Bradenton, Fla.; five sons, Ralph JEFFERIES, Tippecanoe; Gordon and Howard SWIHART, both of Tippecanoe, Kenneth SWIHART, Bradenton, Fla., and Chancey SWIHART, South Bend; seventeen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren one sister, Mrs. Pat (Dolly) CULVER, Mishawaka; two brothers, Virgil DAWSON and Charles DAWSON, both of South Bend.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Wednesday, April 17, 1968

Osa F. Swihart
Funeral services for Mrs. Osa F. SWIHART, 74, Tippecanoe, who died at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Tippecanoe Community church. The Rev. James GABHART will officiate. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church for one hour prior to services.

Thursday, April 18, 1968

Marie E. Flynn
Mrs. Marie Edna FLYNN, 65, 701 East 10th street, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.
She was born Feb. 13, 1903, in Kewanna, the daughter of William and Sarah SWANGO. On July 3, 1920, in Rochester, she was married to Leonard FLYNN, who died May 11, 1963. Mrs. Flynn was a member of the First Assembly of God church.
Survivors are one daugher, Mrs. Albert (Blanche) BAILEY, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Edward (Darlene) CARPENTER, Rochester; one brother, William SWANGO, Rochester; a nephew, Lester FLYNN, Rochester; two half-sisters, Mrs. Gene McFARLAND and Mrs. Lowell McFARLAND, both of Rochester; the step-father, Clarence PFFENBARGER, Rochester; the step-mother, Mrs. Edna SWANGO, Rochester; a half-brother, Junior E. SWANGO, Westville; a half-brother, Fred [SWANGO], Rochester; one grandchild, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the First Assembly of God church. The Rev. Glen MITCHELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the residence after 2 p.m. Friday. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Tessa Eash
Mrs. Tessa EASH, 96, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Feb. 29.
Born March 23, 1872, in Portage City, Wis., she was the daughter of John and Mary Jane HARVEY ANDERSON. Her marriage was on Sept. 2, 1891, to John EASH, who died Jan. 26, 1941. She was a memer of the First Christian church.
Surviving are one son, Leo [EASH], Rochester; one granddaugher, Mrs. Loren (Flossie) BEATTY, R.R. 4, Rocheter; three great-grandsons, Dennis, Steve, and Gary [EASH], all of Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A granddaughter and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Revs. Ron COVEY and Calvin McCUTCHEON will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. 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.

Friday, April 19, 1968

[no obits]

Saturday, April 20, 1968

Benjamin H. Murphy
Benjamin H. "Ben" MURPHY, 79, 1106 Elm street, former city policeman, died at 1:05 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. A patient 10 days, he had been in failing health two weeks.
Born Aug. 13, 1888 in Chili, he was the son of Alphas and Clara RALSTON MURPHY. He had lived in Rochester since 1900, moving here from Chili. He was married Jan. 6, 1941 in Rochester to Louise BELL, who survives. Mr. Murphy, a familiar figure in the downtown business area, was a veteran of World War I and a member of the World War I Barracks here. He was with the police department for 12 years.
Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Lula BRYANT, Knox, and Mrs. Walter (Hazel) ZIMMERMAN, Akron; a brother, Byron [MURPHY], South Bend, and nieces and nephews. Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Flora Blesch
Mrs. Flora BLESCH, 84, Akron, died at 9 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 10 days.
Born June 8, 1883 in Kentland, she was the daugher of Allison and Maria SMITH CRISLER. Her husband, Henry [BLESCH], died in 1957. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Grace BLESCH, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Roy (Evelyn) MEREDITH, R.R. 2, Akron; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. E. H. HEETER, Gary. A son preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Claude FAWNS and Dan BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 22, 1968

John E. Conner
John E. CONNER, 20, Akron, a former Akron high school basketball star, drowned at 3:30 p.m. Sunday while attempting to swim the Wabash river at Vincennes.
Conner, a Vincennes university sophomore, was reported by witnesses to have tried to swim the Wabash near the George Rogers Clark memorial. They said a third of the way across, he turned back, then vanished under the water. Melvin FOWLER, a Vincennes fisherman, recovered the body.
He was born Feb. 22, in 1948, in Peru, the son of Harold and Harriet Jean FELLER CONNER. A graduate of Akron high school in 1966, he had spent his life in the Akron community. He was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
The boy was a member of Akron high school's varsity basketball team during his junior and senior years. He was a regular starter for the Flyers as a 5-8 senior guard in 1965-66 and scored an average of 14.3 points a game as Akron compiled a 15-8 won-loss record.
Surviving with the parents are one sister, Judith [CONNER], at home; two brothers, Rodney [CONNER], a freshman at Vincennes university, and Dean [CONNER], at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edwin FELLER, Bunker Hill; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. John CONNER, Chili, and aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Methodist church. The Revs. Daniel BENGSTON and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Acey Collom
Mrs. Acey CORY COLLOM, R.R. 1, Rocheser, died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had een a patient since March 27. She had been seriously ill for three weeks.
A retired school teacher, Mrs. Collom had been a resident at Lake Manitou 11 years. She was the daugher of William Taylor and Mary HINES CORY. Her marriage was Jan. 19, 1918, to W. Don COLLOM, who survives. She was a member of the Universalist Church of Oaklandon and the WSCS Mary Martha Circle of Grace Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Donna Joyce) LEY, Kewanna; two sons, Dean COLLOM, Scotts Bluff, Neb., and Major James COLLOM, Scott Air Base, Ill., and nine grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen BYRNE officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

V. D. Beck
V. D. BECK, 84, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 1:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient one week. He had been in failing health seven weeks.
A retired farmer, he was born Oct. 4, 1883, in Richland township, the son of John and Anna GLAZE BECK. His mariage was on Sept. 17, 1904, in Rochester, to Lilly OVERMYER, who survives. Mr. Beck spent his life in this area and was a member of the former Sandhill Methodist church. He was a 63-year member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F.
Also surviving are one daugher, Miss Edna BECK, at home; three grandsons, Billy and James O'DELL, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Richard [O'DELL], R.R. 4, Rochester; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas BECK, R.R. 5, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Jane HALTERMAN, Rochester. One daughter, one grandson, a granddaughter, four sisters and three brothers preceded in death
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Revs. Russell GOOD and C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Richland Center I.O.O.F. will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

Fred A. Pierce
Fred A. PIERCE, 89, 1325 Madison street, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks. He had een ill four months.
A retired farmer, he was born Sept. 29, 1878, in Lafayette, the son of James and Mary BROWN PIERCE. His marriage was on Feb. 20, 1901, in Lafayette, to Tinna BUSKIRK, who survives. He was a member of he Meta Baptist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Leora) DUNLAP, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. H. J. (Edna May) DICK, Tucson, Ariz.; one son, James [PIERCE], Rochester; five gandchildren, including Mrs. Charles Lee RIDDLE, Argos, and Mrs. Jack HILL, R.R. 4, Rocheser; one gandson, Cliffod Jean PIERCE, ROCHESTER; eleven great-grandchildren; and one bother, Dora PIERCE, Pomona, Kan. One great-grandchild, one sister and one brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Ernest W. Berry
Ernest W. BERRY, 67, South Bend, died at 4:20 a.m. Monday in the South Bend Osteopathic hospital where he had been a patient one day.
A native of Argos, he was born Oct. 4, 1900, in Argos, the son of Robert W. and Mary Ann HELSEL BERRY. His marriage was on April 1, 1939 to May RHOADS. A retired carpenter, he had resided in South Bend 30 years.
Surviving with the wife are two brothers, Chester and Ray [BERRY], both of Argos. One sister, Ella CHAPMAN, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in 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 after noon Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 24, 1968

Velva B. Eytcheson
Velva Belle EYTCHESON, 64, Nyona lake, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital shortly after admission. She had been ill for some time and a patient at the hospital until Tuesday noon. She had been taken home Tuesday and then was readmitted later that day.
A former resident of Rochester and Peru, she was born Sept. 5, 1903, in Bunker Hill, the daughter of John T. and Viola Belle HOLCOMB. Her marriage was in August, 1920, in Peru, to Fred C. EYTCHESON, Sr., who survives. She had lived at Nyona lake 13 years and was a member of he Eagles Auxiliary in Peru.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Oliver (Virginia Belle) GLASSBURN, R.R. 4, Peru; two sons, Charles EYTCHESON, at home, and Fred Clifford EYTCHESON, Jr., Fortville; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Herman (Evelyn) GOLDING, and Mrs. Arthur (Roberta) CHASE, both of Bunker Hill, and Mrs. Everett (LaVonne) HERRELL, Miami, Ind.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m Friday.

Thursday, April 25, 1968

Genevieve Low
Mrs. Genevieve LOW, 72, native of Rochester, died Tuesday at midnight at her home in Miami, Fla., after sustaining a massive stroke. She had been in ill health three years.
Mrs. Low was the last surviving child of Omar and Leila COPELAND SMITH of Rochester and was born in this city March 14, 1896. Her father was Rochester's first mayor, from 1910-13, president of the First National Bank and board chairman at the time of his death in 1930. A brother, Percy SMITH, also First National president, died in 1958, and her mother preceded in death in 1962.
Mrs. Low was graduated from Rochester high school in 1914, obained an A.B. degree from Smith college in 1919 and earned a master's degree in social work at Columbia university in New York City. She was a former school teacher and had lived in the Miami area since the early 1920s.
Her first marriage was to Dr. George La LIBERTE in 1925. He died in 1945. Her second marriage was in 1947 to Hovey P. LOW, who preceded in death in 1957.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Leila Marie) RICHMOND, Coral Gables, Fla.; two grandchildren, Charles RICHMOND, Jr., and Kimberly RICHMOND; and a niece, Mrs. Cloyd (Jane) MILLER, Rochester.
Last rites will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Reed-Gautier funeral home in Miami with burial in that city.

Friday, April 26, 1968 to Saturday, April 27, 1968

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Monday, April 29, 1968

David E. Swick
David Eugene SWICK, son of David and Linda KEELE SWICK, 530 West Ninth street, died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, 6 1/2 hours after birth.
Surviving with the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles KEELE, Tiosa, and Mr. and Mrs. Merle SWICK, Akron, and aunts and ncles.
A prayer services was conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Gene ECKERLY officiated and burial was in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron.

Tuesday, April 30, 1968

Frank Sulek
Frank SULEK, 67, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died early Monday morning at his residence.
A former printer and retired farmer, Mr. Sulek was born Oct. 22, 1901, in Chicago, the son of John and Marie KAMBA SULEK. His marriage was Sept. 10, 1927 to Marie POKORNY, who survives. He moved to Kewanna in 1943.
Also surviving are one son, Lawrence [SULEK], Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. Ellen FREUND, laGrange Park, Ill.; three grandchildren; a brother, Joe [SULEK], Winamac; four sisters, Mrs. Mae GRAY, Miss Albie SULEK and Ms. Julia BECKA, all of Chicago, and Mrs. Rose SPENNER, San Pierre, Ind. One brother and one sister are deceased.
The body has been removed from the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna to the Marik funeral home in Berwyn, Ill., where services will be conducted Thursday. Burial will be in the Woodlaw cemetery at Forest Park, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home after Wednesday noon.

Wednesday, May 1, 1968 to Friday, May 3, 1968

[no obits]

Saturday, May 4, 1968

Edmund A. Ley
Edmund A. LEY, 49, retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a native of Kewanna, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home, 747 South Jasmine street, in Denver, Colo., Thursday.
Col. Ley's wife is the former Jeanne MILLER of this city, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh MILLER. The couple has three children, Jeffery, Rodney and Nancy [LEY]
Col. Ley retired two years ago after 24 years' service in the Air Force, including service as a pilot of B-24 bombers in the European theater of World War II and three years' duty in Japan. He was a graduate of Kewanna high school, the son of the late Alfred and Rosa SINNOTT LEY.
Since retirement, he has been engaged in the insurance business.
Also surviving are two brothers, Paul [LEY], Kewanna, and Francis [LEY], Orlando, Fla., and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy TRUITT, Aiken, S.C. A sister, Rosemary [LEY], preceded in death.
Full military rites will be conducted Tuesday morning at Denver with burial at Fort Logan military cemetery, in that city.

Monday, May 6, 1968

Pearl W. Nicholson
Mrs. Pearl W. NICHOLSON, 72, Nyona Lake, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in Parkiew hospital at Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient since March 29.
A resident of Nyona Lake 20 years, she was born March 2, 1896, in Streator, Ill., the daughter of Fredrick and Mary SHAWBACK WILSMAN. Her marriage was in July, 1919, in Tonica, Ill., to Ralph George NICHOLSON, who survives.
Mrs. Nicholson had lived in the vicinity of Streator, Ill. and then moved to Kokomo where she resided 23 years. She had been a part-time employee of Woodlawn hospital and worked at Delco-Remy in Kokomo. She was a member of the E.U.B. church of Fulton.
Also surviving are two daughers, Mrs. James (Irene) ERSKINE, Bowling Green, Ky., and Mrs. William (Marguerite) MATHIS, Hobbs, N.M.; one son, Howard W. NICHOLSON, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Goldie) CARPENTER, Streator, Ill. A brother, Henry WILSMAN, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Alta M. Mollenhour
Mrs. Alta May MOLLENHOUR, 84, 1231 Franklin avenue, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been a patient since September, 1967.
She was born Feb. 14, 1884, in Nappanee, the daughter of Elijah and May HOCKERT. Her first marriage was to L. C. FOSTER, who preceded in death. Her second marriage was to Miner MOLLENHOUR, who also preceded in death. She had spent most of her life in the Mentone area and the past four years in Fulton county.
Survivors are two granddaughters, Mrs. David (Nikki) BAILEY and Mrs. Shari FOSTER, both of Rochester; one grandson, Joseph FOSTER, R.R. 2, Rochester; three great-grandchildren one step-daughter, [Mrs.] Devon (Lena) EATON, R.R. 5, Rochester; one step-son, Kenneth MOLLENHOUR, Palestine; three step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lou BLUE, Portland, Ore; two brothers, Michael HOCKERT, Detroit, and Hubert HOCKERT, Palmetto, Fla.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen BYRNE will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Joseph H. Howard
Joseph H. HOWARD, 73, Chesterton, died Saturday morning in Porter Memorial hospital at Valparaiso. He was the brother of Mrs. Irene CALLAHAN, Rochester
He was born June 28, 1894, in Grass Creek, the son of Wilson and Aley HAMMOND HEWARD. His marriage was to Lethele McGUIRE, who survives. Mr. Heward was a retired pharmacist and owner of a drug store in Chesterton.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Carl Edmonds funeral home in Chesterton. The Rev. David WADE will officiate. Burial will be in the Chesterton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where Masonic services will be conductd at 8 o'clock tonight.

Alice Marlatt
Mrs. Lavada Alice MARLATT, 64, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac. She had been ill one year and in serious condition three months.
She was born March 25, 1904, in Huey, Ill., the daughter of John L. and Lavada Ann WRIGHT DANHOUR. Her marriage was in April, 1951, to Ernest E. MARLATT, who survives. Ms. Marlatt was a retired employee of U.S. Steel corporation, Chicago, and a member of the United Steel Workers Union.
Surviving with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Harold Ray (Avice) GUNTER, Fulton; a son, Roger ECKERT; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Merle) FISK, and Mrs. Arthur (Selma) SCHMITZ, both of Chicago; one brother, Burle DANHOUR, Austin, Texas, and nieces and nephews. Five brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m today.

Tuesday, May 7, 1968

Truman Agle
Truman "Doc" AGLE, 64, 140 Jefferson street, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He had been in failing health three years.
Born Aug. 1, 1903, near Macy, he had spent most of his life in that community. He lived in Rochester the past two years. He was the son of David and Estella ROBINSON AGLE. His marriage was Nov. 11, 1939, in Indianapolis to Margaret E. SAVAGE, who died May 31, 1965. He retired from the state highway department three years ago due to ill health. He was a member of the Methodist church in Macy.
Surviving is one son, William David AGLE, Rochester, a teacher in the Caston school corporation.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m Thursday in the Methodist church at Macy. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Dorothy I. Batz
Mrs. Dorothy I. BATZ, 59, R.R. 3, Rochester (Whippoorwill neighborhood), died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since April 18.
Born June 18, 1908, in Eureka, Ill., she was the daughter of Jonathan and Lela ALLEN SLACK. Her marriage was Oct. 14, 1934 in Fulton county to Floyd L. BATZ, who survives. She had lived in this community seven years, moving here from Monticello.
Also surviving are one brother, John R. SLACK, Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Joy) SACKS, of the LaPorte area and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Dr. S. Herbert BESS will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Marjorie F. Rowe
Mrs. Marjorie F. ROWE, 74, native of Rochester, died Friday at Elkhart General hospital. She was born in this city Aug. 9, 1893, and resided at [501 W. Indiana Ave., Elkhart].
[She was married to Ted ROWE in 1928 in Elkhart.] He died in 1932.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. [Clare] (Virginia) PITTMAN; one son, Jack [T.] ROWE, both of Elkhart; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; [one step-sister, Mrs. Maude MOTT, and a step-brother, Henry HEATER, both of Elkhart].
[Services were Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. in the Walley Mills Zimmerman Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas MURPHY of Grace United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Rice cemetery. Friends called at the funeral home.]

E. B. Smith
Word has been received of the death of E. B. SMITH, Greenville, O., who died unexpectedly at his residence Monday evening. He was the father of Mrs. James WELLS, R.R. 4, Rochester. Surviving are his wife, three daughters and three grandchildren.

Thursday, May 9, 1968

Laurel Kern
Final rites for Mrs. Laurel KERN, 86, Fowler, a former resident of Fulton, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Weslyan Methodist church at Fowler. The Rev. KILMER will officiate and burial will be in the Fowler cemetery. Friends may call at the McGuire funeral home there.
Mrs. Kern died Wednesday at 1 a.m. in a Lafayette nursing home where she had been a patient since September. She was born Aug. 20, 1881, in Otisco, Ind., the daughter of Isaac and Luella HOPWOOD. Her marriage was to John A. KERN at Fowler in 1904. He died in 1966. She resided in Fulton in the 1920s when Mr. Kern operated a meat market and grocery there.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. J. B. (Lorene) BAIRD, Fulton; Mrs. Al (Florence) ALLMAN, Lafayette, and Mrs. Edith SENESAC, Fowler; one son, Andrew V. KERN, Fowler; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one sister, Ruby CHAPPEL, Houston, Texas. Twelve brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Friday, May 10, 1968

Clyde W. Pontius
Clyde W. PONTIUS, 70, Akron, was found dead at his home at 6:30 a.m. today by his son-in-law, Billy EATON.
Dr. William RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, pronounced him dead at the scene and said he had taken his own life by hanging in the bathroom. The Fulton county sheriff's office also investigated.
Mr. Pontius, who had been ill 1 1/2 years, was a lifetime resident of the Akron community. He was born Sept. 18, 1897, in Fulton county, the son of Ambrose and Anna STARR PONTIUS. His marriage was on Nov. 10, 1919, in South Bend, to [Berniece M.] SQUIRES, who preceded him in death [in 1949]. Mr. Pontius was a retired tinsmith.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Rosewell (Grace) GAGNON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Mrs. Edward (Glendon) HANCOCK, R.R. 1, Roann, and Mrs. Billie (Gloria) EATON, Akron; one son, John PONTIUS, Macy; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Myrtle) SIEGFERD, Roann, and Mrs. Edith HAINES, Franklin Park, Ill., and one brother , Russell PONTIUS, Akron. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Jim MARTIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, May 11, 1968

Rena Hartman
Mrs. Rena HARTMAN, 91, R.R. 4, Plymouth (Rutland community), died at 10:15 p.m. Friday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill for 1 1/2 years.
Born Feb. 16, 1877, in West township, Marshall county, she had resided all her life in Marshall county. Her parents were Adam and Sarah CRUM NEIDLINGER. She was married to William HARTMAN Nov. 18, 1899. He died Jan. 3, 1949. She was a member of the Rutland Community Circle and the Hibbard Community club.
Surviving are two sons, Ruben and Robert [HARTMAN], both of Plymouth; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren. She was the last survivor of her family. Two sons and a daughter preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 o'clock tonight. Services will be there at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Josephine Zimmerman
Mrs. Josephine ZIMMERMAN, 71, 217 East Ninth street, died at 12:30 a.m. today in South Bend Orthopedic hospital following an illness of two months.
Born April 16, 1897, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Si DURBIN. She was married to Oswald ZIMMERMAN, who died in 1956. She was a member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran church in Prospect Heights, Ill.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter SHOEMAKER, R.R. 5, Rocheter, and Mrs. Ellen TEACH, Rochester; two sons, Edward [ZIMMERMAN], of Griffith, and Wayne [ZIMMERMAN], of Wheeling, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Alpha O. Miller
Alpha O. "Dobbs" MILLER, 84, Mentone, died at 2:40 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, where he was admitted April 29.
Mr. Miller was a retired heating and sheet metal contractor and was a 50-year member and past master of the Mentone Masonic lodge.
Born March 2, 1884 in Mexico, Ind., he was the son of John and Elizabeth AUCKERMAN MILLER. He was married June 27, 1908 in Mexico to Delta BLUE, who died in 1962. A member of the Mentone Methodist church, he had resided in the Mentone area most of his life.
Surviving are a son, John A. [MILLER], Mentone, and a grandson, Steve [MILLER], at Purdue university.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Bessie Bowen
Mrs. Bessie (KUHN) KRIEG BOWEN, 89, Akron, died at her home at 5 p.m. Friday after an illness of two years. She was a lifetime resident of Akron.
Born in Akron July 10, 1878, she was the daughter of Winfield and Kezie PUTMAN KUHN. Her first marriage was April 1, 1899 near Akron to George KRIEG, who died in 1952. Her second marriage was May 21, 1955 to Nelson BOWEN, who died in 1962. She was a member of the Akron Church of God, the church missionary society and the Summit Neighborhood club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Thelma) FERREE, Belview, Wash., and Mrs. Joe (Gladys) KROFT, Akron; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three great-great-gandchildren; a brother, Clyde KUHN, Akron; three step-daughters, Ruth BOWEN, Akron; Mrs. Doris SHELLENBERGER, Wabash, and Mrs. Lois DRUDGE, Silver Lake; three step-sons, Raymond BOWEN, Lakeville; Paul BOWEN, Akron, and Albert BOWEN, Rochester. A brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 13, 1968

Ruby E. Romine
Mrs. Ruby E. ROMINE, 77, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at 2:25 p.m. Saturday in the Murphy Medical center in Warsaw where she had been a patient 3 1/2 weeks. She had been ill six months.
Born Sept. 14, 1890, in Warsaw, she was the daughter of Charles and Amanda MOORE ETTINGER. Her marriage was April 17, 1937, at Greenfield, to Vernon ROMINE, who survives. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Warsaw.
Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Maude SCHADE, Warsaw.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the King memorial home at Mentone. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery northeast of Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Tuesday, May 14, 1968

Elizabeth Spitler
Mrs. Elizabeth SPITLER, 87, Argos, died at 7 a.m. today in the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth
She was born March 27, 1881, in Argos, the daughter of Barney and Emma HILLPLINE LEFFERT. Her marriage was to John SPITLER, who died Dec. 15, 1946. Mrs. Spitler was a lifetime resident of the Argos community.
Survivors are her step-mother, Mrs. Minnie LEFFERT, who is in the IBM nursing home in Plymouth and is 102 years old; one step-daughter, Mrs. Austin (Mary) WALLACE, Argos, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Last rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Wednesday noon.

Clement Earl Smith
Clement Earl SMITH, 89, Argos, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Klapp nursing home in Argos following a 1 1/2 year illness.
He was born Nov. 30, 1878, in Fulton county, Ohio, the son of Frelan and Sarah Jane SMALLEY SMITH. His last marriage was July 7, 1952, in Argos to Alma CLEMANS, who survives. He was a resident of the Argos community 19 years, moving from Weston, Mich. He was custodian of the Argos school system seven years.
Surviving are one son, Clyde K. SMITH, Wauseon, O.; three daughters, Mrs. Audrey COTTRELL, Morenci, Mich.; Mrs. Mildred MORTON, Monrose, Mich., and Mrs. Lucille BAILEY, Onsted, Mich.; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Mrs. Gertrude SPEELMAN, Carey, O.; Mrs. Grace MILLER, Burr Oak, and Mrs. Irene STAHL, South Bend; one step-son, James CLEMANS, South Bend. A son, Merlin SMITH, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the City cemetery, Weston, Mich., where graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Lester R. Crabill
Lester R. CRABILL, 94, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at his residence following an illness of six months.
A retired farmer, he was born Sept. 21, 1873 in Whitley county. He came to this area in 1902. He was the son of Harrison and Catherine CRABILL. His first marriage was Sept. 22, 1897 to Della MILLISER, who died in 1911. On June 28, 1913, he was married to Ruth MILLISER, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Savilla DUKES, Muskegon, Mich.; two sons, Carl [CRABILL], R.R. 4, Rochester, and Ermal [CRABILL], of Rochester; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, and one brother, Lem [CRABILL], Indianapolis. Three sons, daughter, and three brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pilgrim Holiness church west of Rochester. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the Moon cemetery west of Rochester. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Wednesday, May 15, 1968

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Thursday, May 16, 1968

Ira D. Grossman
Ira D. GROSSMAN, 89, Argos, died at 6:30 a.m. today in the Klapp nursing home in Argos following several months illness.
A lifetime resident of the Argos community and a retired farmer, he was born Jan. 2, 1879, near Sligo, west of Plymouth. He was the son of Daniel and Julia YEARICK GROSSMAN. His marriage was Dec. 24, 1901, near Argos, to Georgia WICKIZER, who died Oct. 12, 1945. Mr. Grossman was a member of the Argos Congregational church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Velma) HAGAN, Argos; a son, Darold [GROSSMAN], Knightstown; eight grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildre; two sisters, Mrs. Mary RICHEY, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Dwight (Avis) HALL, Santa Monica, Cal. Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossan funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Donald D. Jenkins
Grand Haven, Mich. - (AP) - A Rochester, Ind., man booked at the Ottawa county jail here on a drunken driving charge, was found dead in his cell Wednesday night about 8:40 p.m.
Ottawa county deputies said a trusty found Donald Dean JENKINS, 33, 519 West Fifth street, Rochdster, hanging from a piece of blanket tied to his cell bar. He was pronounced dead by the county medical examiner, Dr. John H. KITCHEL of Grand haven, who ordered an autopsy.
Jenkins was a cement mason working with his father, Albert [JENKINS], 67, on a project in Grand Haven for Tri-City Construction company of Grand Haven. He was arrested by Grand Haven police and was found dead less than an hour after being booked at the jail.
Born April 16, 1935, in Chicago, he had lived in the Rochester, Leiters Ford and Culver areas. His marriage was Aug. 17, 1956, in Rochester to Jean KOFFORD, who survives, along with his parents, Albert and Goldie TOOMBS JENKINS of Plymouth. He attended St. John's Lutheran church in Rochester and was an Army veteran.
Also surviving are three sons, Kevin, Ronald and Jeffrey [JENKINS], at home; five sisters, Mrs. Pauline PONTIOUS, Peru; Mrs. Glenn (Catherine) WITHERS, Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Charles (Marie) BAKER, Culver; Mrs. Anthony (Ruby) HERSAK, Chicago, and Mrs. Robert (Eileen) BUTLER, Culver; nieces and nephews, including Richard PONTIOUS, Plymouth.
Last rites will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home at Rochester with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 17, 1968

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Saturday, May 18, 1968

Ethel Carrothers
Mrs. Ethel CARROTHERS, 59, R.R. 1, Macy, died Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Dukes hospital at Peru of injuries sustained earlier in an auto accident. Death was due to a skull fracture.
Mrs. Carrothers was driving east at 3:50 p.m. Friday on the Onward road near Peru and, according to police, failed to yield right-of-way to a car driven by Miss Maxine CORRELL, 21, R.R. 1, Denver.
The Correll auto hit Mrs. Carrothers' car broadside and Mrs. Carrothers was thrown from her vehicle. Miss Correll was admitted to the hospital with undeterined injuries.
State police investigated. McCain funeral home is in charge of last rites.

Monday, May 20, 1968

Ethel L. Carrothers
Last rites were held this afternoon at the McCain funeral home for Mrs. Ethel L. CARROTHERS, 59, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Dukes hospital at Peru of injuries sustained in a two-car auto accident.
The Rev. Fred VINCENT officiated and burial was in the Ebenezer Methodist church cemetery.
Mrs. Carrothers suffered a skull fracture when her car was involved in a collision with another driven by Miss Maxine CORRELL, 21, R.R. 1, Denver, at 3:50 p.m. Friday on the Onward road near Peru.
Born in South Bend Sept. 18, 1908, she was the daughter of Ben and Pearl BEECHLER HALTERMAN and had spent the past 38 years in the Macy community. Her marriage was Nov. 25, 1925, at Niles, Mich., to Roy Victor CARROTHERS, who died Aug. 16, 1955.
Mrs. Carrothers was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist church and Eastern Star of Gilead.
Surviving ar five sons, Robert [CARROTHERS], South Bend; Willis [CARROTHERS], R.R. 1, Macy; Brice [CARROTHERS], R.R. 5, Peru; James [CARROTHERS], Wabash, and Luther [CARROTHERS], R.R. 2, Peru; eleven grandchildren; one brother, Dale HALTERMAN, Dowagiac, Mich.; and four sisters, Mrs. Edith Van LUE, Indianapolis; Mrs. Helen THOMPSON, Harvey, Ill.; Mrs. Louise OAKLEY and Mrs. Edna DIETCHLEY, both of Mishawaka.

Lucille N. Deeds
Mrs. Lucille N. DEEDS, 55, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 11:35 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient two weeks. She had been in failing health one year.
She was born Feb. 1, 1913, in Kokomo, the daughter of Edward and Bessie GUESS SWEANEY. Her marriage was on Aug. 21, 1964, in Indianapolis, to Earl DEEDS, who survives. Mrs. Deeds lived the majority of her life in the Rochester area and was a member of he Nazarene church in Rensselaer.
Also surviving are two sons, Dale BECKER of Milwaukee, Wis., and Donald BEATTIE, Rochestr; six grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. Roger (Janice) ARMSTRONG, and Miss Denna DEEDS, Rochester; two step-sons, Eugene DEEDS, Akron, and Earl DEEDS, Jr., Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Percy (Marie) HAGERMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Lloyd (Violet) REDINGER, and Mrs. Walter (Helen) EASTERDAY, both of Rochester; Mrs. Walter (Agnes) GATES, Kokomo; Mrs. Richard (Betty) SCHMICKER, Winamac; two brothers, Melvin and Douglas SWEANEY, both of Rochester. Five brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Malinda Terrie Allen
Malinda Terrie ALLEN, infant daughter of Lamont and Linda LANE ALLEN, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died at the Wabash county hospital Friday night, 12 hours after birth.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Margaret [ALLEN], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene LANE, Akron, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bev ALLEN, Danville, Ky.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Robert E. Cauffman
Robert E. CAUFFMAN, 52, 224 West Third street, died this morning in South Bend Memorial hospital. He was the local serviceman for the Northern Indiana Public Service company. Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Donald O. Noyer
Donald O. NOYER, Akron, died at 10:45 a.m. today in the Murphy medical center in Warsaw. He was a lifetime resident of the Akron community. Arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, May 22, 1968

Grace Shimer
Mrs. Grace SHIMER, 75, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 4:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient two days. She was seriously ill one week.
She was born Nov. 14, 1892, in Akron, the daughter of Thurman and Flora CLEMANS SMITH. Her marriage was Marc 13, 1915, in Rochester, to Charles SHIMER, who died in 1947. She was a resident of the Akron community 25 years, moving there from Fort Wayne. Mrs. Shimer was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Dorcas Missionary Society.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. James (Florella) MOUDY, R.R. 2, Akron; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel CARTER, Van Nuys, Cal., Mrs. Lena ALSPACH, Syrcuse, and Mrs. Glen MERLEY, Akron, and one brother, Ralph SMITH, Rochester. A sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of god. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

Robert E. Cauffman
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Robert E. CAUFFMAN, 52, 224 West Third street, who died late Tuesday morning in the Memorial hospital in South Bend, where he was admitted May 14. He had been ill since March 19.
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.
He was born June 3, 1915, in Niles, Mich., the son of Vern and Gertrude SHARFENBERG CAUFFMAN. His marriage was June 13, 1939, in Rochester, to Evelyn FINGERLE, who survives.
Mr. Cauffman was a resident here for 38 years, and was Rochester service manager for Northern Indiana Public Service company for 23 years. He served as volunteer fireman 20 years.
Also surviving are a broher, Russell [CAUFFMAN], New Carlisle; one sister, Mrs. Eleanor GELBAUGH, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Donald O. Noyer
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Donald O. NOYER, 79, Akron, who died at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Murphy Medical center in Warsaw. He had been a patient two weeks and had been ill three weeks.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Akron community, he was born Oct. 3, 1888, in Akron, the son of Lawson and Etta WHITTENBERGER NOYER. He was a former Fulton circuit court bailiff and a former precinct committeeman, active in the Republican party.
Surviving with the widow, Sylvia [NOYER], are a daughter, Mrs. Jean BALL, Palo Alto, Cal.; a grandson; one step-daughter, Mrs. Betty MARSALL, Portland, Ind. a step-son, Bill SHOWALTER, Houston, Texas, and three step-grandchildren.

Charles Swain
Last rites will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mathew's cathedral in South Bend for Charles SWAIN, 60, 17859 Layton road, South Bend, who died Monday night at St. Joseph's hospital in that city.
He was the husband of Barbara "Goldie" DAULTON, formerly of Rochester, and had retired in 1963 after 30 years with the Bendix corporation.
A lifetime resident of the South Bend area, he also is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Marie MOORE of Mishawaka and Sister M. CHARLOTTE, Donaldson, Ind.

Thursday, May 23, 1968

Lyman Braman
Lyman "Red" BRAMAN, 59, owner of the Braman Hardware and Sporting Goods store in Lafayette, died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth hospital in that city.
He was a native of Rochester, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert BRAMAN, and had lived in Lafayette since 1936. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Rochester Moose lodge and the Lafayette American Legion Post.
Surviving ar the wife, Delia [BRAMAN]; two daughters, two sisters and four grandchildren. Emerson "Bud" BRAMAN and Calvin BRAMAN of this city are cousins.
Last rites will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Soller-Baker funeral home at Lafayette with burial in Springvale cemetery.

Devon L. Lichtenwalter
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Carlisle and Son funeral home at Mooresville for Devon L. LICHTENWALTER, 70, R.R. 4, Mooresville, who died at his home Wednesday after a year's illness.
A graduate of Rochester high school, Mr. Lichtenwalter retired five years ago from the personnel office of Allison Division, General Motors Corporation, in Indianapolis. He was born July 13, 1897, in Mentone and attended Purdue university. His parents were Dr. Lincoln and Vila LICHTENWALTER.
He left this city in 1917 and resided in Mooresville the past 20 years.
Surviving are the wife, Frances [LICHTENWALTER]; a step-son ad step-daughter; one brother, Alden LICHTENWALTER, and two sisters, Miss Dale LICHTENWALTER and Miss Ruth LICHTENWALTER, all of Rochester, and five grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Burial will be in the Mooresville cemetery.

Gertrude M. Kriel
Mrs. Gertrude M. KRIEL, 84, R.R. 2, Akron, died Wednesday noon in the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw.
A resident of Akron for 17 years, she was born March 27, 1884, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Thomas and Marie TURNER PARKER. Her husband, Louis E. KRIEL, died in 1951. She was a member of the E.U.B. church at Beaver Dam.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carol (Clara) EATON, R.R. 2, Akron, and one sister, Mrs. Clara BLAKE, Franklin.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ruben Hartman
Ruben HARTMAN, 56, Plymouth, died at 3 a.m. today in the intensive care unit of St. Vincent's hospital at Indianapolis, where he was admitted Thursday following a brief illness.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Jeanne A. Lowe
Mrs. Jeanne Anne LOWE, 35, 1204 Jefferson street, died on her wedding annifersary at 8 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. She was admitted to the hospital at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. She had not been ill previously.
Mrs. Lowe, secretary for the Rochester Community school lunch program, was born April 22, 1933, in Fulton, the daughter of V. F. "Bud" and Meriam LEAVELL JOHNSON. Her marriage was on May 23, 1952, in Rochester, to Frazier V. LOWE, who survives. Mrs. Lowe resided in this area for 34 years, moving from Fulton.
Also surviving are one daughter, Deborah Jo [LOWE], 13, at home; and one son, Billie Gene [LOWE], 15, at home; the parents of Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie THOMPSON, Akron; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth LEAVELL, Fulton; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Jackie) EILER, Rochester, and Mrs. Nick (Peggy) SWARTZ, Valporaiso, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Dr. Herbert BESS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 25, 1968

Ruben Hartman
Ruben HARTMAN, 56, Plymouth, died at 3 a.m Friday in the intensive care unit at St. Vincent's hospital in Indianapolis after a brief illness with a heart and rspiratory condition.
Born May 6, 1912 in Rutland, Marshall county, he was the son of William and Rena NEIDLINGER HARTMAN. He had lived 13 years at his present home and 15 years in Buchanan, Mich. He also had resided in the Culver and Rutland communities. He was married Oct. 12, 1932 in Plymouth to Nellie A. ELLIOTT, who survives. He was an employee of the Bendix corporation at South Bend and was a substitute mail carrier for R.R. 3, Plymouth. He was a member of the Buchanan Moose lodge and the Letter Carriers association.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Sue) WILLIAMS, Plymouth; two sons, William [HARTMAN], Buchanan, Mich., and Edward [HARTMAN], Niles, Mich., and a brother, Robert HARTMAN, Plymouth. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death. His mother died last May 10.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos where rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.

Mary Noftsger
Mary NOFTSGER, infant daughter of Andrew and Nancy EWEN NOFTSGER of Bunker Hill, died at birth Wednesday night in Dukes hospital at Peru. The paternal grandparents are Frank NOFTSGER of Peru and Mrs. Burnette HEISHMAN of Rochester, and the maternal grandmother is Mrs. Lindsey EWEN, Rochester.

Monday, May 27, 1968

Mamie Bush
Mrs. Mamie BUSH, 72, Mishawaka, sister of Ronald KLINE, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Saturday at St. Joseph's hospital in South Bend after a five-month illness. Also surviving are the husband, Norman [BUSH], two sons, another brother and five sisters The Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka is in charge of last rites.

O. H. Ryall
Word has been received of the death of O. H. "Joe" RYALL, Highland Park, Ill., husband of the former Audrey LOWE, of Rochester.
Mr. Ryall died at his residence following an extended illness. Surviving with the wife is one son, Robert [RYALL], at home. Memorial services were conducted in Highland Park.

Chester R. Creighbaum
Chester R. CREIGHBAUM, 72, Mentone, died at 8:05 a.m. Saturday in the Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since last Monday. He had been seriously ill two months.
A retired barber, he was born May 12, 1896, in Tippecanoe, the son of John and Sue Anna HIPSHER CREIGHBAUM. His marriage in 1943 was to Ola MARTIN, who survives.
A veteran of World War I, Mr. Creighbaum had lived most of his life in the Mentone area. He was a member of the Mentone American Legion, The I.O.O.F. at Tippecanoe and the Eagles lodge at Warsaw. Also surviving is one step-son, Ernest "Hap'" CARTWRIGHT, Warsaw.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King memorial home in Mentone. Brother Stanley DAY will officiate. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral home.

Tuesday, May 28, 1968

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Wednesday, May 29, 1968

Lillie M. Edwards
Mrs. Lillie M. EDWARDS, 79, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at her residence on Ind. 117, southeast of Culver, following an extended illness.
Born Nov. 19, 1888, near Swiss City in Green county, Ind., she was the daughter of Daniel and Rose GREY McBRIDE. Her marriage was June 6, 1917, in Indianapolis, to Chester EDWARDS, who died July 23, 1946. Mrs. Edwards was a resident of the Culver area for 50 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Nancy McNEAL, South Bend; Mrs. Ernest (Carol) MITCHELL, Lafayette; Mrs. Delore (Martha) DeMIKE, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Miss Carmen EDWARDS, at home; six grandchildren, and one sister, Mayme McBRIDE, Freedom, Ind. One son, Joseph EDWARDS, preceded in death.
Private services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ellsworth ROUTSON will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joe Valley Memorial Park cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, May 30, 1968

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, May 31, 1968

Donald W. Mullikin
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Myers mortuary at Lebanon for Donald Wayne MULLIKIN, 48, R.R. 5, Lebanon, who died of a heart attack at 6 a.m. Wednesday at his farm home.
His wife is the former Letha M. BAGGERLEY, a native of Fulton county and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford BAGGERLEY of Fulton county.
Burial will be in Hopewell cemetery near Lebanon. Friends may call at the mortuary.
Surviving with the wife are four children, Kathleen [MULLIKIN], a Purdue university student, and Patricia, D Wayne, Jr. and Nancy [MILLIKIN], all at home; a brother, and two sisters.

Margie Ricker
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Margie RICKER, 78, Scottsboro, Ala., mother of Sam RICKER, R.R. 2, Rochester. She died at 2 p.m. Monday in the Jackson county hospital in Scottsboro.
Services were cvonducted in the Word-Gates funeral home and burial was in the Baptist cemetery at Scottsboro.

Saturday, June 1, 1968

Blanche Yuster
Last rites will be held here Tuesday for Mrs. Blanche WILE YUSTER, 93, sister of the late Ike and Arthur WILE of Rochester. She died early in the week at her home in Mansfield, O.
Born in this city, she was the daughter of Meyer and Amelia ROSENBURG WILE. Her husband, M. L. YUSTER, preceded in death.
Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Georgianna) LAKIN, Mansfield, O. Preceding in death were two sisters, Miss Rose WILE and Mrs. Mattie REDEL, and three brothers, Ike, Arthur and Lee WILE.
Cryptside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester mausoleum with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of rites.

Monday, June 3, 1968

Harley E. Barkman
Harley E. BARKMAN, 85, R.R. 4, Rochester, (Burton neighborhood), died at 8 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted May 25 following a short illness.
A farmer and lifetime resident of Fulton county, he was born March 14, 1883, in Talma, the son of Bartley and Phoebe Ellen HORN BARKMAN. His first marriage was Jan. 30, 1904, to Tessie McCARTER, who died Jan. 16, 1936. His second marriage was Feb. 18, 1950 to Marie BAKER, who survives.
He attended the Baptist church and was a 50-year member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Rochester.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kline (Mabel) BLACKETOR, Jr., Rochester, and Mrs. Carl (Helen) WILSON, Walton; one son, Earl W. BARKMAN, Rochester; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Leo (Zulah) LONG; two brothers, Mondo and Vernon BARKMAN, and one grandson, Brent BLACKETOR, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in 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 after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Hermina Berger
Mrs Hermina BERGER, 84, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 11:55 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adolph PERMAN, Culver. She had been ill two years.
She was born Sept. 1, 1883, in Canton, O., the daughter of Jacob and Rosina KEMPFER SCHEIDEGGER. Her marriage was Nov. 21, 1901, in South Bend, to Ferdinand BERGER, who died April 19, 1945. She was a former resident of Walkerton and a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses congregation of Plymouth.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Earl (Frances) CLARK, South Bend Mrs. Adolph (Mabel) PERMAN, Culver; Mrs. John (Gladys) KEPCHA, Argos; Mrs. Chester (Evelyn) CAVENDER, North Liberty, and Mrs. Alfred (Betty) STEPRO, Walkerton; four sons, Griffin and Harley [BERGER], both of Argos, Homer [BERGER], of South Bend, and Howard [BERGER], of Plyouth; eighteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ida MURPHY, South Bend, and a brother, Herman SCHEIDEGGER, South Bend. One son, Glen BERGER, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The presiding minister will be Donald QUERRY, Sr. Burial will be in the St. John's cemetery at Woodland. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m today.

Charles W. Reeve
Charles W. REEVE, 73, Warsaw, died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday at his residence following a four-month illness.
A retired agent of the Nickel Plate railroad, he was born April 19, 1895, in Ware Park, England, the son of C. J. and Elizabeth JONES REEVE. He came to the United States at the age of three months with his parents. His marriage was March 21, 1917, in Hobart to Minnie THIEDE, who survives.
Mr. Reeve was a resident of Warsaw for five years, moving from Argos. He was a member of the First United Methodist church of Warsaw, the Elks lodge at Valparaiso, the Argos Masonic lodge and the Eastern Star at Argos.
Also surviving are two sons, James [REEVE], of Warsaw, and David [REEVE], of Williamsport, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Frances SMITH, Hobart; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Sheldon DUECKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery at Hobart. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Masonic lodge will conduct services at 8 o'clock tonight.

Virgil L. Ritchie
Virgil Lee RITCHIE, 21, a former Akron resident living in Hollywood, Fla., died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon.
He was born June 23, 1946 in Frankfort, Ky., to Ruth RITCHIE RILEY. He had resided in Florida for two years following 10 years of residence in Akron.
Survivors are the step-father and mother, Forrest and Ruth RITCHIE RILEY; four sisters, Mrs. Carl (Greta) SMITH, Knox; Mrs. Paul (Shirley) DINGMAN, Inglewood, Cal.; Mrs. Bill (Faye) ALLEN, Remington, and Mrs. Bernice (Margaret) SMITH, Elwood; five brothers, Jay [RITCHIE], Louisville, Ky.; Amond [RITCHIE], Akron; Woodrow [RITCHIE], Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Amos [RITCHIE], Akron, and Eugene [RITCHIE], Westville; a step-brother, Ronnie [RILEY], and a step-sister, Beverly [RILEY].
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour before service.

Tuesday, June 4, 1968

John C. Savage
John C. SAVAGE, 77, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10 p.m. Monday at his residence following an illness of one week.
A retired farmer and insurance agent, he was born Dec. 31, 1890, at R.R. 2, Macy, the son of Noah and Anna LUCKENBILL SAVAGE. His marriage was on Sept. 22, 1920, in Peru, to Mabel SMITH, who survives.
Mr. Savage had lived his entire life on the same farm. He was a member of the Macy United Methodist church and was a 50-year member of the Macy Masonic Lincoln lodge 523.
Also surviving are two sons, John R. [SAVAGE], Macy, and James J. [SAVAGE], R.R. 1, Macy; five grandchildren; one brother, W. Scott SAVAGE, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Marie ALSPACH, Roann
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the country chapel of the McCain funeral home at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 5, 1968

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Thursday, June 6, 1968

Fred J. Whipple
Fred Joseph WHIPPLE, 55, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since May 18.
He was born Aug. 18, 1912, in Alexandria. His marriage was on July 28, 1951, at Kokomo, to Violet Gail HICKMAN, who survives.
A retired machinist of Raynolds Gas Regulator company of Anderson, Mr. Whipple had spent his summers at Camp Shohola near Talma. He came here permanently in 1965, moving from Alexandria.
Surviving with his wife are three sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane PYLE, Alexandria; Mrs. Martha STEVENS, New Castle, and Mrs. Isabelle BRAMBLE of Summitville. A son, Jackie Lee [WHIPPLE], and a brother, Frank [WHIPPLE], preceded in deth.
The body will be transferred from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Kyle funeral home in Alexandria where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Albert NEHER will officiate. Burial will be in Parkview cemetery in Alexandria. Friends may call at the Kyle funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 7, 1968

Alva A. Petty
Alva A PETTY, 80, Peru, died at 2:55 p.m. Thursday in Dukes hospital at Peru following an illness of three months. He was the father of Byron PETTY of Rochester.
A retired butcher, Mr. Petty was born March 5, 1888, in Miami county the son of Jerome and Eugenia BOWERS PETTY. His marriage was in 1911 to Zelpha STEVENS, who survives. He had lived his entire life in Miami county and was a member of the First Methodist church of Peru.
Surviving with the wife and son are another son, Meredith PETTY, Peru; one brother, Herbert PETTY, Pery; one sister, Tisa RICHTER, Peru; three grandchildren, and four great-gandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. onday in the Drake-Flowers chapel in Peru. The Rev. Tom WEIGAND will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m Sunday.

Saturday, June 8, 1968

Sgt. George Packard
Army Sgt. George PACKARD, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey PACKARD of 1401 College avenue, died Thursday of injuries suffered June 1 near Saigon when an enemy land mine exploded. He was the third Rochester serviceman to die in the Vietnam fighting and the seventh from Fulton county.
Sgt. Packard had resided in Fort Wayne since his graduation from Rochester high school in 1963 and his marriage. His wife, Marianne [PACKARD], is from Fort Wayne. At RHS, Sgt. Packard participated in basketball and football for two years and in track for three years.
Mrs. Packard received word of her husband's death Friday morning. No details were given at that time, however. Among the survivors in additon to the wife and parents are a brother, John [PACKARD], of Marion.

Monday, June 10, 1968

R. Tola Rogers
R. Tola ROGERS, 90, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the Osteopathic hospital at South Bend where he was admitted June 1. He had been in failing health two years and seriously ill since Jan. 21.
A retired farmer, he was born July 23, 1877, in Richland township, the son of Eli and Eliza ZERBE ROGERS. Mr. Rogers had spent his life in the Rochester community and was a member of the First Spiritual Church of Prayer in South Bend. His marriage was Oct. 29, 1902, to Lucy Dora CLEMANS, who died Feb. 14, 1959.
Surviving are one daughter, the Rev. Mrs. Jessie N. YOUNG, Rochestr; one son, Richard Y. ROGERS, Livingston, Cal.; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. One daughter, Velda Anniel [ROGERS], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothrs funeral home. The Rev. Harry M. HILBORN of Chicago will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

Althea Irene Black
Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Nichols cemetery, four miles north of Akron, for Althea Irene BLACK, who was stillborn at 6 p.m. Sunday at her home.
She was the daughter of Gene and Margaret HODGES BLACK, R.R. 2, Akron.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS officiated at the services which were conducted by the Haupert funeral home in Akron.
Surviving with the parents are three brothers and two sisters; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel BLACK, R.R. 1, Akron; two maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard HODGES, South Bend.

Tuesday, June 11, 1968

Thelma Douthit
Mrs. Eugene (Thelma) DOUTHIT, 38, former Rochester resident, died Monday morning at her home in Flora, Ill. The family livd here in 1964-65 while Mrs. Douthit's husband was employed by Dowell division of Dow Chemical company. The husband and four children survive.

Lawrence J. Bronczyk
Sgt. Lawrence J. BRONCZYK, 19, Gilbert, Minn., great-nephew of Mrs. Chloris BARKMAN and Mrs. Kenneth MILLER of Rochester, has been killed in Vietnam.
He was the grandson of Mrs. Anna VANDEGRIFT of Los Gatos, Cal., and the late Harold VANDEGRIFT. The Vandegrifts formerly lived in Rochester.
Sgt. Bronczyk died May 12 of wounds from booby trap fragents while on a combat operation. He entered the Army May 4, 1967.

Wednesday, June 12, 1968

[no obits]

Thursday, June 13, 1968

Rev. Earl E. Heimburger
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning in the Congress Street Methodist church in Lafayette for the Rev. Earl E. HEIMBURGER, 84, a native of Kewanna.
A retired Methodist minister, Rev. Heimburger had served several churches in the Lafayette area. His first marriage was to Pearl KUMLER, who died in 1941. His second marriage was to the former Nettie HINES, who died in 1960.
Surviving are three daughters, four sons, one brother, three sisters, fourteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildre.

Avis I. Davis
Mrs. Avis I. DAVIS, 73, Leiters Ford, died at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph hospital at Mishawaka, where she had been a patient eight weeks.
A resident of Leiters Ford 15 years, she was born Feb. 18, 1895, in Pulaski county, the daughter of Howard and Nora DUKE MILLER. Her marriage was Dec. 21, 1925, to George DAVIS, who died in 1958. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Stull Memorial Methodist church in South Bend.
Surviving are two sons, Lee and Elmer BYBEE, both of Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Viola BYERS, South Bend; three brothers, Frank MILLER, Kewanna; Francis MILLER, Tomahawk, Wis., and Howard MILLER, Star City; two sisters, Mrs. Nell LINCOLN and Mrs. Mabel KLINGER, both of Winamac; seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. The Rev. John W. STALLIONS will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Friday, June 14, 1968

Thomas E. Holland
Thomas E. HOLLAND, 87, a former resident of East Ninth street, died at 5:30 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home. He had been ill three months.
He was born Aug. 18, 1880 in Washington, Ill., the son of Thomas L. and Samaria SHIFFER HOLLAND. His marriage was on Oct. 1, 1902, in Peoria, Ill., to Clara L. HOLLAND, who died Dec. 8, 1965.
Mr. Holland was a retired banker, moving to Rochester from California in 1952. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Frances E. STURRY, Fresno, Cal.; one brother-in-law, Oscar B. EDDY, Peoria, Ill., and nieces and nephews in California and Ohio.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home. Father Harold WELLER 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.

Saturday, June 15, 1968

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Monday, June 17, 1968

Carrie M. Fields
Mrs. Carrie M. FIELDS, 98, South Bend, died at 6:20 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital following an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Fields was a resident of Rochester from 1907 to 1928.
She was born Nov. 3, 1869, in LaFontaine, O. Her marriage was Sept. 27, 1894, in Kansas City, to Charles L. FIELDS, who died Feb. 13, 1960. She had lived in South Bend 40 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Nondas BUTZIN, Peru; Mrs. Jane J. STRIETER, South Bend; Mrs. Grace BARTLETT, Wellesley, Mass., and Mrs. Lois ELWOOD, New Albany; two sons, Clifford H. and Stanley L. [FIELDS], both of South Bend; seventeen grancdhildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. One son, F. Guy [FIELDS], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in the cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Tuesday.

Sgt. George R. Packard
Final rites for Sgt. George R. PACKARD, 23, Fort Wayne, formerly of Rochester, who died of wounds suffered in the vietnam war, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mungovan and Sons Mortuary, 2114 South Calhoun street, Fort Wayne.
Friends may call at the mortuary from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Sgt. Packard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey PACKARD, 1401 College avenue, died June 6 of wounds suffered near Saigon when an enemy land mine exploded. He was the third Rochester serviceman to die in Vietnam fighting and the seventh from Fulton county.
Survivors in addition to the parents include the wife, Marianna [PACKARD], and a brother, John [PACKARD], of Marion.

James E. Smith
James E. SMITH, 48, native of Rochester, died Friday of a heart attack at Santa Barbara, Cal., where he had lived the past 20 years.
Mr. Smith recently recovered from a heart ailment and returned to his work in the office of a lumber firm in Santa Barbara. He died at his desk.
The son of Frank and Ada WILSON SMITH, he was born in this city and graduated from Rochester high school in 1938, also from Indiana university. He was a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II.
An outstanding basketball player while at RHS, Mr. Smith was a member of the 1937 Zebra team which advanced to the finals of the state tournament.
Surviving are the wife, Mae [SMITH], two daughters, Deborah and Marcia [SMITH]; a brother, Frank [SMITH], Bloomington, and an aunt, Mrs. Alvah WALTERS, Rochester.
Last rites and burial will be in Santa Barbara.

Tuesday, June 18, 1968

Martha J. Baker
Mrs. Martha J. BAKER, 95, Fulton, died at 7:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill three years and in serious condition three weeks. Mrs. Baker resided with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rachel BAKER, in Fulton.
She was born Jan. 25, 1873, in Independence, Kan., the daughter of Henry and Kathrine KOCHENDERFER WYRICK. Her marriage was on Dec. 21, 1891, in Fulton, to Levi BAKER, who died June 14, 1931. Mrs. Baker had resided in the Fulton and Wagoner Station aras her entire life and was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are one brother, William WYRICK, Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren, Mrs. Rolin (Dorothy) MAHER, Mesa, Ariz.; Richard BAKER, R.R. 1, Rochester; Miss Betty BAKER, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Robert C. CAIN, Indianapolis; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Two sons, Joe and Virgil [BAKER]; one daughter, Ethel CAIN; a brother, John WYRICK; one sister, Nora TOLLEY, and one grandchild, Louis BAKER, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m Thursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Fanklin ARTHUR will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Charles R. Sackett
Charles R. SACKETT, 74, Country Club drive, Lake Manitou, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient five hours.
Mr. Sackett had been a resident of Lake Manitou for six years, moving from Indianapolis where he had owned and operated the C. R. Sackett Insurance Agency, Inc.
He was born Jan. 5, 1894, in Indianapolis, the son of Luther B. and Nell HAMMERLY SACKETT. His marriage was Jan. 30, 1932, in Indianapolis, to Ruth E. DODSON, who survives. He was a member of the Baptist church in Indianapolis, F & AM, Scottish Rite, and The Murat Shrine Temple, Indianapolis, and the Rochester Elks Lodge.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Joesph (Sunnie) HIPSKIND, Indianapolis, and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Leitha Eber
Mrs. Leitha EBER, 84, 1108 Madison street, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday in the Prairie View rest home in Warsaw where she had een a patient four days. She had been ill three months.
She was born Oct. 22, 1883, in Wabash county, the daughter of Isaac and Rosalie BRADY PLATT. Her marriage was Dec. 12, 1900, in Akron, to Clarence EBER, who died Oct. 24, 1947.
Mrs. Eber had lived most of her life in Fulton county. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, the Patriotic club and the Victoria Readig circle.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Oren (Glee) MATHIAS, Rochester; Mrs. Leonard (Treva) STEININGER, Colon, Mich.; and Mrs. Ray (Juanita) WALLACE, Westville; one son, Burl EBER, R.R. 4, Rochester; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. One brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Trinity United Methodist church with the Revs. Roy GARNER and William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Oren MATHIAS, 1017 Madison street, after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour before services. Arrangements are in charge of the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, June 19, 1968

Dolly Berkey
Mrs. Dolly "Dollie" BERKEY, 70, Warsaw, died at 1 a.m. today at her residence. Mrs. Berkey was a former resident of Rochester and a niece of Mrs. Jack GORDON of Rochester.
[Mrs. Berkey, the daughter of the late John and Bertha JOHNSON SHRIVER, was born in Akron on March 5, 1898. She was married Janary 18, 1913 to Loyd BERKEY, who survives. Active in Warsaw church and civic affairs, she was vice chairman of the Warsaw Democratic organization and a charter member of the Kosciusko County Democrat Women's organization.
[Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Walter (Charlene) BOICE, Ft. Worth, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Willard (Margaret) SHERON, Mrs. John (Minerva) ALTHOUSE, Mrs. Leslie (Gertrude) WOOLRIDGE, all of Marion; a brother, Tom SHRIVER, Baldwin, Mich., and several nices and nephews. Two sons preceded her in death.] - [Akron News].
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Landon-Chalmer funeral home in Warsaw. The Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Warsaw cemetery.

Willis Roberts
Willis "Pat" ROBERTS, 76, former resident of Rochester, died Monday at Mound Park hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., after a brief illness.
Mr. Roberts and his brother, Eldridge [ROBERTS], operated a real estate firm in Rochester during the 1930s with offices above The Racket clothing store. His wife [was] the former Olive CARR, daughter of Judge Reuben CARR of the Fulton circuit court. The family resided in the home at the northwest corner of Monroe and 10th streets.
Born Oct. 3, 1891, in Harlan, Ind., he was married in 1916 in Akron. His wife died in 1954. The Roberts' formerly lived in South Bend.
Surviving are a son, David [ROBERTS], South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Frances HANS, Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. Myra STEMNOCK, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Patricia SHAWHAN, South Bend; fourteen grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Frances MORGAN, Saratoga, Fla., and Mrs. Ignota ROBERTS, Warsaw.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hollis funeral home in South Bend, with the Rev. Vernon LALLEMENT officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Rex A. Carr
Rex A. CARR, 56, Indianapolis, brother of Mrs. Beth KARN of Rochester, died Friday at his home, 5944 Crestview avenue. Reared in Silver Lake, Mr. Carr had been in the theatre business nearly 35 years. He had been vice president since 1953 of the Y & W Management corporation, owners and managers of a chain of theatres in New Castle, Bloomington, Gary and Muncie. Final rites were Monday, with burial in the Silver Lake cemetery.

Thursday, June 20, 1968

George W. Hudson
Services were conducted today in the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport for George Washington HUDSON, 85, of Rochester, who died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. Burial was in the Mount Hope cemetry in Logansport.
A retired farmer, he was born March 25, 1883, in Cass county, the son of William and Emma PERKINS HUDSON.
Surviving is a nephew, C. K. JAMES, of Logansport.

Friday, June 21, 1968

Paul Eytcheson, Jr.
Paul EYTCHESON, Jr., 22, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 5 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries suffered in a car-truck accident Wednesday on U.S. 31 at the Olsen road a mile north of Rochester.
He sustained an open depressed skull fracture when the car he was driving north collided with a two-ton truck that also was going north and was turning west into the Olsen road.
The youth was the second person to die of traffic injuries in Fulton county this year. N. O. NELSON, 74, Rochester, died Jan. 16, after being hit by a car Jan. 9 as he was crossing East Ninth street just west of Franklin avenue.
Mr. Eytcheson was born Nov. 28, 1945, in Rochester. His parents, Harold and Annie DAMRON LEWIS, reside at R.R., 1, Macy. His marriage was Aug. 6, 1967, in Rochestr, to Sharon Sue SUMMERS, who survives. He had served in the U.S. Army three years and was employed at the Gates-Calhoun auto agency in Argos.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Lorie Lynn [EYTCHESON], at home; two sisters, Pamela Kay and Sandra Sue LEWIS, both of R.R. 1, Macy; one brother, Earl Dean [LEWIS], Rochester; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert DAMRON, R.R. 3, Rochester; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lucille LEWIS, R.R. 1, Akron; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam NICODEMUS, R.R. 1, Rochester, and aunts, and uncles, and cousins.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Doctor S. Herbert BESS will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Edna K. Hurst
Mrs. Edna K. HURST, 76, R.R. 2, Macy, died unexpectedly at 1:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
She was born May 5, 1892, in Roanoke, the daughter of Henry and Emily KNOWLTON McFADDEN. Her marriage was Sept. 2, 1920, at Roanoke, to Blaine J. HURST, who survives.
Mrs. Hurst was the last surviving member in a family of six. She had lived in the Macy community 48 years, moving from Roanoke. She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church and the Macy Mothers club. Also surviving are one son, Philip [HURST], R.R. 2, Macy; one daughter, Mrs. Jane BELL, Defiance, O., and eight grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Macy United Methodist church. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at th Country Chapel, McCain funeral home, at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31 after 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be no viewing at the church.

Saturday, June 22, 1968

Edith Eley Snyder
Mrs. Edith (DECK) ELEY SNYDER, 76, died at noon Friday at her home in Argos after a nine-month illness.
Born Aug. 5, 1891 in Lucerne, she was the daughter of George and Emma WINN DECK. She had lived in Argos since 1913, moving from Lucerne. She was married to Norman Claude ELEY at Lucerne in October, 1909. He died Jan. 22, 1922. In 1939, she married Ross L. SNYDER, who died Feb. 7, 1967. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, the WSCS of the church, the Argos Izaak Walton auxiliary and the Walnut Township Home Demonstration club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. J. (Ruth) BLOOM, Chicago; a son, George E. ELEY, Argos; a stepson, Alpheus C. SNYDER, Argos; four grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was the last survivor of the Deck family.
Final rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, June 24, 1968

Elmer A. Guise
Word has been received here of the death June 18 of Elmer A. GUISE, 83, in Tulsa, Okla. A native of Kewanna, he was former president and owner of the Tulsa Business college.
Born in Kewanna March 10, 1885, Mr. Guise taught school at Leiters Ford.
He joined the Tulsa Business College as an instructor soon after he went to Tulsa in 1914. He later became owner and president, then sold the college in 1962
He was an active Tulsa civic leader and was widely known in Elks lodge circles, having been a district deputy of the Elks Grand Lodge, president of the State Elks Association, and exalted ruler of the Elks lodge of Tulsa.
Mr. Guise was a former vice president of the Southwestern Advertising Association and served as president of the Southwestern Business College Association.
He was a member of First Methodist church and was a 32nd degree Mason and member of Shrine.
He is survived by his wife, Lieta M. [GUISE], Tulas, and a niece, Mrs. Paul TREES, also of Tulsa. Preceding in death were two brothers, Wilford [GUISE], Rochester, and Hugh [GUISE], Claypool.
Final rites and burial were in Tulsa.

Louis L. Alspach
Louis L. ALSPACH, 56, died Sunday at 9:25 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since May 24. A resident of the north shore of Lake Manitou, he had been in ill health 10 years, seriously one month.
Born Dec. 9, 1911, in Miami county, he was the son of Charles David and Bertha BRYANT BROWN ALSPACH. He had spent most of his life in this community except for a few years in South Bend and Mishawaka.
For the past 27 years he had been employed by Bendix corporation in South Bend.
He was married June 20, 1936, at Peru t9 Mary E. CLEMENTS, who survives. Mr. Alspach was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and past governor of that organizsation.
Also surviving are one son, David William [ALSPACH], Chesterton; a brother, John "Jack" [ALSPACH], Rochester, and two grandchildren, Gregory and Joseph [ALSPACH].
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Father Harold WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 25, 1968

Sheila M. Kelley
Mrs. Sheila Mae KELLEY, 29, R.R. 5 (Olsen Road), Rochester, died at her residence at 4 p.m. Monday. She had been ill three years with a heart condition.
Mrs. Kelley was a resident of the Rochester community 10 years and employed as secretary to the Rochester Building Service. She was a 1956 graduate of Argos high school and a 1957 graduate of International Business college at Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Rochester.
She was born Aug. 8, 1938, in Argos, the daughtter of Joseph and Bernice SANDERSON SHIVERS. Her marriage was Dec. 8, 1957, in Argos, to James Edward KELLEY, who survives.
Also surviving are the mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer MASTERMAN, Argos; one sister, Mrs. Jene Sharon GOOD, Kenton, O.; two brothers, David SHIVERS, Warsaw, and Michael [SHIVERS], of Argos; four step-sisters, Mrs. Herman (Connie) TABER, Plymouth; Mrs. Al (Roxie) FENKNER, Kirkland, Wash.; Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) YOCUM, Bremen, and Mrs. Frank (Nancy) RYNEARSON, Fort Wayne; a maternal grandfather, James SANDERSON, Argos, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Church of Christ here. The Rev. Gary McDONALD will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call after noon Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and at the church one hour before services.

Wednesday, June 26, 1968

Walter Peer
Walter PEER, 78, R.R. 1, Argos (Santq Anna community), died at 1 p.m; Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill one month.
A lifetime farmer, he was born July 3, 1889 at Kniman, Ind., the son of David and Eugenia BORDEAU PEER. His marriage was on May 4, 1918, in Kniman, to Louise LAKE, who survives. Mr. Peer lived in the Santa Anna community 36 years, moving from Knox. He was a member of the Santa Anna United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Ms. Ernest (Mary Ellen) STARR, Bremen; two sons, David [PEER], Crown Point, and Philip [PEER], Plymouth; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandson, and one sister, Mrs. William TUBBS, Columbus, O. Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Calvin DANIELS will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, June 27, 1968

[no obits]

Friday, June 28, 1968

Hazel Graham
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Methodist church at Bourbon for Mrs. Hazel GRAHAM, 77, who died Wednesday in the Merry-Miller nursing home at Bourbon. Mrs. Graham was a past president of the Indiana Federation of Clubs.

Saturday, June 29, 1968

Beatrice F. Bowman
Mrs. Beatrice Ferne BOWMAN, 64, of 406 Hoover, Peru, died at the Wabash county hospital at 12:10 p.m. Friday after an illness of 1 1/2 years.
A resident of Peru since 1937, she was employed at the Torrington Manufacturing company plant at Rochester. Born Sept. 23, 1904 in Cass county, she was the daughter of Bert A. and Stella RINEHART BYERS. She was a member of the United Methodfist church of Peru.
She was married to Herman W. BOWMAN, Sr., May 6, 1928. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Stephen [BOWMAN], Detroit, and Herman BOWMAN, Jr., Akron, a brother, Rolland BYERS, Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar WHITE, Peru, and Mrs. John SHOLTY, Macy; four grandchildren.
Last rites will be at the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Paul STEELE officiating. Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park cemetery in Cass county. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Monday, July 1, 1968

Ruth M. Vice
Mrs. Ruth M. VICE, 73, LaPaz, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at her residence following a brief illness. She was born July 14, 1894, in Leiters Ford and had lived in the LaPaz area since 1940. Her marriage was on Nov. 23, 1913, in Macy, to Jesse W. VICE, who died April 3.
Surviving are three sons, Wallace [VICE], Macy; Jesse [VICE], Rochester, and Wayne [VICE], Plymouth; three daughters, Mrs. Opal WARNER and Mrs Mary BALMER, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Bonney VENEY, LaPaz; three brothers, John ALLEN, Anderson; Rex and Oscar ALLEN, both of Bremen; one sister, Mrs. Hazel WILFERT, Edwardsville, Mich.; fifteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildre.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. The Rev. W. W. CALE will officiate. Burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Oma J. Moon
Mrs. Oma J. MOON, 72, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Pulaski county hospital in Winamac.
She was born Nov. 10, 1895, near Delong, the daughter of William David CASTLEMAN and Eliza ROBINSON. She was married Sept. 16, 1914, to Raymond PATSEL, who preceded in death. Her second marriage was to William Bert HIZER on June 2, 1948. He died in 1958. Her third marriage was to Charles MOON in Nov. 1959. He survives. She was a member of the Delong Methodist church and the Kewanna Rebekah lodge.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Cecil R. PATSEL, Gary, and Harry L. PATSEL, Delong; one daughter, Mrs. Freida STEENBERGEN, Buena Park, Cal.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Helen WOOLINGTON, Kewanna, and Miss Dorothy MOON, Chicago; one step-son, Herman Henry MOON, Roemead, Cal.; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. One son and one sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home where the Rebekah lodge will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Willard E. Buckmaster
Willard E. BUCKMASTER, 65, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 3 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since May 28. He had been seriously ill nine months.
He was born Aug. 30, 1902, in Fairmount, N.D. His marriage was on Dec. 9, 1958, in Plymouth to Maude HALL, who survives. Mr. Buckmaster lived in this area 18 years, moving from Chicago Heights, Ill. He had been retired from the Sealed Power corporation three years and was a member of the Eagles lodge.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Albert (Lois) BETTENHAUSEN, Tinley Park, Ill.; Mrs. Betty MANNS, Crete, Ill., and Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy) FOGELSANGER, R.R. 3, Rochester; one step-son, Joseph COOK, San Jose, Cal; eighteen grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. One granddaughter and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Leroy GARNER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Russell W. Reed
Russell W. REED, 37, 201 West 13th street, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries sustained in a two-car crash three miles west of Rochester Sunday, June 23.
He suffered head injuries and cuts about his entire body in the accident at West Sixth street road and County Road 200 West. Six other persons were hurt in the crash, including Mr. Reed's wife and two children.
Mr. Reed was the third person to die this year of traffic inuries sustained in Fulton county and was the second county traffic fatality in nine days. Paul EYTCHESON, Jr., 22, R.R. 1, Macy, died June 21 after being hurt two days before in a car-truck accident on U.S. 31 at the Olsen road.
At this time last year, the county also listed three traffic fatalities.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, Mr. Reed was born April 24, 1931, near Leiters Ford, the son of Lyle and Hazel CLARK REED, who reside at R.R. 4, Rochester. His marriage was on Sept. 24, 1960, in Rochester, to Phyllis Jean COCHRAN. Mr. Reed's occupation was a welder.
A graduate of Rochester high school, he served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He attended Texas A&M university and the Hobart Trade School of Troy, O. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Eagles lodge.
Surviving with the wife and parents are one daughter, Susan Ann [REED], at home; one son, Stephen W. [REED], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Noel D. (Virginia) LEWIS, Montpelier, and Mrs. D. S. (Bonnie) MORRISON, Fort Wayne; one brother, John D. REED, R.R. 4, Rochester, and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. W. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The American Legion and the VFW will have charge of military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Elizabeth Mann
Mrs. Elizabeth MANN, 83, R.R. 2, North Judson, died at 2 a.m. Saturday at her residence.
She was born March 17, 1885, in Jackson, Ky., and lived most of her life in North Judson. Her marriage was in August, 1913, to Floyd MANN, who survives. She was a member of the United Baptist church of North Judson.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bernie (Molly) MANN, Knox; five sons, O. C. HOWARD, Rochester; Kern HOWARD, Wayne MANN and Henry MANN, all of Ocala, Fla., and Mitchell MANN, North Judson; one sister, Murkey HOWARD, Jackson, Ky.; one brother, Dick VANDERPOOL, Jackson, Ky.; twenty-nine grandchildren, and fifty great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the United Baptist church at Knox. Burial will be in the Claypool cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the United Baptist church in Knox. The Kennedy-Braman funeral home in Knox is in charge of arrangements.

Della Shock
Mrs. Della SHOCK, 84, Argos, died at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth. She had been ill several months.
A former school teacher in Fulton and Marshall counties, she was born Aug. 1, 1883, in Green township,southwest of Argos, the daughter of Clinton and Margaret Ellen ZINK JONES. Her marriage was April 9, 1907, in Richland Center to Charles SHOCK. He died Aug. 18, 1955. Mrs. Shock had lived in Argos since 1955, moving from the Talma area. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist chuch and the WSCS.
Surviving are one brother, Arley JONES, Argos, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 2, 1968

Ruth Lenore Overmyer
Mrs. Ruth Lenore OVERMYER, 74, R.R. 1, Monterey, died at 10 p.m. Monday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac. She had been ill four days.
She was born Aug. 18, 1893, in Pulaski county, the daughter of Henry REINHOLD and Mary BEEHLER. Her marriage was Sept. 23, 1914, in Winamac, to Richard OVERMYER, who died July 14, 1943. She was a member of the Monterey Methodist church and the WSCS.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clifton KLINE, and Mrs. Charles BRUCKER, Jr., both of Monterey; one son, Charles OVERMYER, Logansport; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Valentine REINHOLD, of Culver.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Monterey Methodist church. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to service.

Eva Mae Lownes
Mrs. Eva Mae LOWNES, 79, Logansport, died at her residence at 6 a.m. today.
She was born Nov. 7, 1899, in Cass county, the daughter of William DOWDLE and Martha DRUMMOND. Her marriage was Sept. 1, 1945, in Logansport to Elmer LOWNES, who survives. She was a member of the Baptist church of Camden, the Rebekah lode, and the Pythian Sisters.
Also surviving are one step-son, Harvey HUBERT, Lakewood, Cal.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Elgy RENTSCHLER, Fulton, and Mrs. Carl GREGORY, Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Merle SHEDROW, Lafayette; Mrs. Maggie SMITH, Beloit, Wis., and Mrs. Zella CAIN, Battleground; six grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fisher funeral home in Logansport. The Rev. Raymond will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Wednesday.

Edna Gearhart
Mrs. Edna GEARHART, 76, Akron, died at 11 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, July 3, 1968

Ruby M. Neff
Word has been received of the death Monday of Mrs. Ruby MICHAEL NEFF of Lapel. She was the mother of Mrs. Fred SANDER of Rochester. Funeral services will be Thursday at the Fisher funeral home in Lapel.

Edna Gearhart
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God for Mrs. Edna GEARHART, 75, Akron. She died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient two weeks.
The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.
She was born July 10, 1892 in Markle, the daughter of Charles and Amanda CLINE McPEAK. Her marriage was on June 11, 1909, in Markle, to Frank GEARHART, who survives. Mrs. Gearhart had lived in Akron 30 years, moving from Markle. She was a member of the Evangelical church of Markle.
Also surviving are 10 sons, Ray [GEARHART], North Manchester; Leonard [GEARHART], Marion; Floyd [GEARHART], Wabash; Harold, Max and William [GEARHART], all of Akron; Dick [GEARHART], Winamac; Roger [GEARHART] Royal Center; Larry [GEARHART], Fulton, and Donald [GEARHART], Silver Lake; five daughters, Miss Opal GEARHART and Mrs. Sharon FLECK, both of Akron; Mrs. Charles (Ruth) MILLER and Mrs. Ogden (Dorothy) ALGER, Both of North Manchester, and Mrs. Tom (Joann) HARRIS, Huntington; thirty-eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ward RIPLEY, Huntington, and Mrs. Bertha MYERS, Warsaw; two brothers, Harold [McPEAK], and Denton [McPEAK], both of Huntington. One son and two daughters preceded in death.

Thursday, July 4, 1968

[no paper - holiday]

Akron News
Kathryn A. Parren
Kathryn A. PARREN, 85, died last Tuesday at her home in Mishawaka after long illness.
Born in Akron on April 12, 1883, she was the widow of the late Charles S. PARREN.
Surviving are two sons, William N. KINDIG, So. Bend and Charles KINDIG, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Cora NEHER, of Mishawaka; a brother, Jess LYNCH, Silver Lake; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Parren were conducted Thursday in So. Bend

Friday, July 5, 1968

Blythe V. Johnson
Blythe V. JOHNSON, 89, R.R. 1, Claypool (Beaver Dam Lake), died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He was admitted to the hospital Thursday morning after a heart attack. He had been ill three days.
He was born Feb. 14, 1879, in Petersburg, the son of Rastus and Sarah MAJERS JOHNSON. His first marriage was to Goldie MITCHELL, who died in 1918. His second marriage was July 3, 1919, at Anderson, to Laura HOLWAGER. She died in 1967.
Mr. Johnson lived at Beaver Dam Lake since 1940, moving from Anderson. He owned and operated the Johnson grocery at Beaver Dam from 1940 to 1959. He was a member of the United Methodist church at Anderson.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) MARTINS, Homestead, Fla.; one son, Francis [JOHNSON], of Anderson; one step-daughter, Mrs. Otto (Ethel) McCURRY, Anderson; one step-son, Earl EPLEY, Anderson; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ted JOHNSON, Cheyenne, Wyo. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Roselle funeral home at Anderson. The Rev. Phillip EDWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery at Anderson. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and at the Rozelle funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

John Rojas
John ROJAS, 71, 162 Pontiac street, died at 11 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday. He had been in failing health two years.
A musician, he was born Dec. 26, 1896, in Guatamala City, Guatamala. His marriage was Aug. 4, 1941, in Chicago, to Lucia Dolores GALINDO, who survives. Mr. Rojas came to the United States in 1923. He lived in Rochester 13 years, moving from Chicago. He was a member of the Chicago Federation of Musicians.
Also surviving are two sisters, Miss Victoria ROJAS and Mrs. Aidelia PERZE, both of Guatamala City. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Father Harold WELLER will officiate. Services will be conducted in the James Brown funeral home in Chicago Monday morning. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Chicago. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, July 6, 1968

Ethel F. Black
Ethel F. BLACK, 72, R.R. 2, Macy (three miles south of Akron), died at 11 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Friday morning.
Born June 3, 1896 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Amber and Mary Catherine MILLER SANDS. She had lived all her life in the Akron area. She was married Jan. 17, 1925 to Henry BLACK, who died in March, 1966. She was a meber of the Summit club.
Surviving ar a son, Gene [BLACK], R.R. 2, Akron; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Riley (Zeta) PARKER, Burket; Mrs. Don (Minnie) SMALLEY, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Harold (Lula) EATON, Mentone; a brother, John SANDS, R.R. 1, Claypool. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery north of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Alma Clemens Smith
Mrs. Alma (WILSON) CLEMENS SMITH, 84, Argos, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. She had been ill the last six months with a heart condition.
Born April 23, 1884 near Ober in Starke county, she was the daughter of James and Sarah Catherine LEITER WILSON. She had lived in Marshall county since 1936, moving to Argos from Culver. She was married to Oliver CLEMENS on Oct. 10, 1904. He died in April, 1947. She was married to Clement SMITH July 7, 1951. He died last May 13.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Grace) MILLER, Culver, and Mrs.Warren (Irene) STAHL, South Bend; a son, James CLEMENS, South Bend; a grandson, Samuel CLEMENS of Argos, who was reared in her home; six other grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Oliver WILSON, Knox, and Clyde WILSON, Palmetto, Fla. Three brothers and three sisters preceded in deth.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Monday, July 8, 1968

Eva E. Mechling
Mrs. Eva Elnora MECHLING, 92, Argos, died at 10:20 p.m. Saturdy in the TLC nursing home in Argos. She had been ill five months.
She was born July 13, 1875, near Akron, the daughter of John and Rebecca Jane HARTMAN BOWEN. Her marriage was on Aug. 27, 1892, in Akron, to Jacob L. MECHLING. He died Jan. 6, 1939. One of 15 children, Mrs. Mechling, spent her life in the Fulton and Marshall county areas. She had lived the past 40 years in the Argos community. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist chuch of Argos.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Russell (Ruth) DINSMORE, Jamestown; Mrs. Gladys CARR, Argos, and Mrs. Alfred (Mary Hope) WINENGER, R.R. 1, Argos; two sons, Lorie MECHLING, Plymouth, and Guy MECHLING, Argos; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren; two sister, Mrs. Alice NORRIS, Richland Center, and Mrs. Rose HATCH, Rchester; two brothers, Clem BOWEN, Plymouth, and Vernie BOWEN, Leiters Ford. Six brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. L.A. SINGER will officiate. Burial will be in he Jordan cemetery southwest of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Orven Heighway
Orven HEIGHWAT, 84, R.R. 2, Akron, died at noon today at Woodlawn hospitaL, where he had been a patient several months. Rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.

Ada F. Sims
Mrs. Ada Frances SIMS, 90, Leiters Ford, died at Parkview nursing home in Muncie, Saturday evening. She was born Feb. 2, 1878, in Putnam county, to William Taylor GODDARD and Mary Angeline BUGG GODDARD. She was married to Frank Oscar SIMS on Sept. 16, 1897, in Lafayette.
Graveside services will be held at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
She was preceded in death by her husband and by her only child, Leona Rose BERNHARDT, who died April 30, 1963.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Bernice Frances KERR, Fort Wayne; Frank Leon BERNHARDT, Muncie, and Charles W. BERNHARDT, Culver, and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sims was an active member of Jehovah's Witness.

Tuesday, July 9, 1968

Orven A. Heighway
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Beaver Dam church for Orven A. HEIGHWAY, 84, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a hospital patient nine months and ill one year.
The Rev. Joe BEAR will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon on Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.
A retired farmer, he was born Aug. 23, 1883, in Fulton county, the son of Empson and Kezia TEEL HEIGHWAY. His marriage was in 1904 to Nellie BLACK. She died April 1963.
Mr. Heighwaty was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist church and the Modern Woodman lodge. He was former county commissioner of Kosciusko county, a former member of the Kosciusko county council, former director of the Farmers Mutual Relief Insurance association, Warsaw; trustee of the Nichols cemetery, and a former president of the Mentone fair.
Surviving are one son, Robert [HEIGHWAY], of Akron; two daughters, Edith HEIGHWAY, and Mrs. J. (Wanda) SWICK, both of R.R. 2, Akron; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. One daughter, Frances [HEIGHWAY], three sisters, and two brothers preceded in death.

Wednesday, July 10, 1968

Glenn A. Shambarger
Glenn A. SHAMBARGER, 47, Macy, who operated a trucking business and transported trailers for the Mid-State Trailer Transport compay of Chicago Heighs, died late Tuesday afternoon enroute to Wichita, Kan.
Mr. Shambarger became ill while driving, stopped and hailed a car for help. He was dead upon arrival at a hospital in Pontiac, Ill. A coroner's investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of death.
He was born March 27, 1921, in Lima, O., the son of George and Elizabeth GEREN SHAMBARGER. His marriage was on Aug. 31, 1946, at Lima to Marjorie KIMMEL, who survives.
He had been a resident of Macy nine years and previously lived in Findlay and Lima, O. He was an overseas veteran of World War II and a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Also surviving are one son, James Allen [SHAMBARGER], at home; two daughters, Twila Kay [SHAMBARGER], at home, and Roxanna Marie SHAMBARGER, of Akron; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth SHAMBARGER, Macy; one sister, Mrs. Eleanor SLISHER, also of Macy. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Arthur MAIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 11, 1968

[no obits]

Friday, January 12, 1968

Ross S. Largen
Ross S. LARGEN, 80, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient three days. He had been ill two weeks.
He was born Aug. 6, 1887, at Delphi, the son of Henry and Martha FAUCETT LARGEN. His marriage was May 15, 1909, at Flora, to Bessie McNULTY, who survives. He had lived in the Rochester vicinity 14 years, moving from Akron. He was a member of the Brethren church of Flora.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Vera) YEATER, Logansport; Mrs. Eldo (Ruby) CLAWSON, Nappanee; Mrs. Dewey (Ruth) DUDGEON, Rochester; Mrs. Max (Faye) LOGSDON, Oxford, and Mrs. Carl (Ethel) EHERNMAN, of Mentone; one son, Wayne [LARGEN], of South Bend; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Hurd Sinnamon
Hurd SINNAMON, 80, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted July 1. He had been in failing health one year and seriously ill one week.
A farmer, he was born June 30, 1888, near Galveston, the son of Henry and Emma CULVER SINNAMON. His marriage was on May 28, 1914, a Havana, N.D., to Florence AUSTIN, who survives. Mr. Sinnamon lived in Rochester since 1951, moving from Greentown.
Also surviving are one son, Melvin [SINNAMON], Kokomo; three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Florence) SURFACE, Plymouth; Mrs. Lester (Frances) KURTZ, Urbana, Ill., and Mrs. Gerald (Evelyn) NEFF, R.R. 1, Kewanna; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Orville MEYERS, and one half-brother, Milford BUNN, both of Watseka, Ill. A son, Norman [SINNAMON], preceded him in death in 1939.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Marple LAWSON will officiate. Burial will be in a Kokomo cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary M. Olin
Mrs. Mary M. OLIN, 76, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill eight days.
A retired schoolteacher, she was born Feb. 9, 1892, in White county, near Monticello, the daughter of George and Melissa REED CROWDER. Her marriage was on April 1, 1916, in Montgomery county, to Leverett OLIN, who survives.
Mrs. Olin was one of the first music teachers in public schools in Indiana. She was a member of the United Methodist church of Argos, the Argos Eastern Star, and the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.
Also surviving are one son, Kenneth R. [OLIN], R.R. 2, Argos; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Mabel MAHONEY, Moberly, Mo., and one brother, Ralph CROWDER, North Liberty. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Revs. Arthur SCHWENCK and Douglas STANWYCK will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakland cemetery at Elmdale. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Glen Middleton
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Glen MIDDLETON, former resident of the Akron and Gilead communities.
Mr. Middleton, 27, who lived in Chicago, drowned Thursday evening in a lake near Ely, Minn.
He was born Aug. 20, 1941, in Chicago, the son of Rex and Hazel STRONG MIDDLETON. His marriage was to Francis FORTHOFFER, who survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Hazel FLODIN, Seminole, Fla.; a brother, Darrell [MIDDLETON], Niles, Ill.; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lula SWICK, of Akron.
The Rev. Dan BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday.

Monday, July 15, 1968

Myrtle P. Enyart
Mrs. Myrtle P. ENYART, 89, Kewanna, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home.
She was born Nov. 8, 1878, at Kewanna, the daughter of Philip and Mary C. LEWIS ANDERSON. Her marriage was to Ervin S. ENYART in 1898, at Winamac. He died in 1938. She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church, the Kewanna Eastern Star, and the Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are one son, Foster [ENYART], Kewanna; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. The Rev. Leroy WISE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the Eastern Star will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Ralph R. Gearhart
Ralph R. GEARHART, 74, R.R. 2, Silver Lake, died at his residence at 10 a.m. Sunday following a heart attack. He had been ill five years.
A retired farmer, he was born May 18, 1894, in Wabash county, the son of John and Emma HILEMAN GEARHART. His marriage was on June 12, 1920, at North Manchester, to Edna BROWN, who survives.
Mr. Gearhart had lived his life in the Silver Lake area. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the West Eel River church.
Also surviving are one son, Robert O. GEARHART, R.R. 2, Silver Lake; three grandchildren; one brother, Frank GEARHART, Akron, and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and five brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday i the West Eel River church at Silver Lake. The Rev. Philip KESSLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Tuesday until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Hugh L. Kirkendall
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Hugh L. KIRKENDALL, 67, 1121 Pontiac street, who died Saturday afternoon at his home.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Mr. Kirkendall had been in ill health the past five years, but his death was unexpected by family and friends.
A native of this city, he was born Jan. 8, 1901, the son of William Frederick and Sarah Ellen TILBERRY KIRKENDALL. His marriage was Sept. 14, 1929, in this city to Lura Lenore ZIMMERMAN, who survives.
Mr. Kirkendall had been employed as manager of Sutter's Dairy here, was a maintenance employee of the Rochester school system and for many years had been a layout man for the Rochester Bridge company. He was a graduate of Rochester high school, where he excelled as a basketball player. He also was a former member of the Kiwanis club.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Alan [KIRKENDALL], graduate student at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and Ralph [KIRKENDALL], with the Alumni Development Association of Vanderbilt university, Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Sara Ellen) FLOREK, Beverly Shores, Ind., and Miss Mary Martha [KIRKENDALL], a senior at George Peabody School for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn., and two grandchildren, Gregory Alan and Laura Ellen KIRKENDALL. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Tuesday, July 16, 1968

Rita Diane Ford
Rita Diane FORD, infant daughter of Virgil and Phyllis COX FORD, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital at South Bend. She was admittd at 12:30 p.m.
She was born at 7::30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parets are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl COX, R.R. 2, Rochester; the foster paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kermit BIDDINGER, R.R. 5, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie PHOENIX, R.R. 1, Deer River, Minn.; the paternal grandfather, Clyde H. FORD, R.R. 2, Kewanna; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy ADAMS, R.R. 2, Akron; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ida MULLINS, Kewanna, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, July 17, 1968

Phillip Michael Ochoa
Graveside services were conducted in the Mount Zion cemetery at 11 a.m. today for Phillip Michael OCHOA, infant son of Panfilo and Mary Ellen OCHOA, of Fort Wayne. He died at 12 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital at Fort Wayne. The Rev. Claude FAWNS officiated at the rites. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron was in charge of arrangements.
Also surviving are the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Garland MAXWELL, Fort Wayne, formerly of Akron.

Thursday, July 18, 1968

William E. Coppock
William E. COPPOCK, 82, Monticello, father of Mrs. Leo DRAPER of R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the White County Memorial hospital. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Miller funeral home in Monticello, where friends may call.

Friday, July 19, 1968

Trella M. Dague
Mrs. Trella M. DAGUE, 79, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 8:05 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial hospital, where she was admitted five hours earlier. She was a lifetime resident of the Wayne township area.
Born Jan. 25, 1889 in Cass county, she was the daughter of James M. and Mary ALBER NICKELS. She was married Dec. 25, 1909 in Logansport to Samuel M. DAGUE, who died in February, 1960. She was a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rome (Dorothy) TATMAN, Richmond; two sons, Ivan [DAGUE], R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Major Joe DAGUE, with the Air Force active reserve at Columbus (O.) Air Force Base; a sister, Mrs. Goldie SIDDALL, Logansport; a brother, James NICKELS, Tampa, Fla., and nieces and nephews. A son, Robert H. DAGUE, died April 14, 1945. Five brothers and a sister also preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton and burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 20, 1968

John J. Michels
Word has been received of the death of John J. MICHELS, 21, Culver, from wounds suffered in the Vietnam War July 11. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman C. MICHELS. The Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver will be in charge of arrangements, which are pending return of the body.

William W. Musselman
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Roann Church of the Brethren for William Wallace MUSSELMAN, 85, R.R. 1, Macy, who died at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wabash county hospital at Peru. He had been ill two weeks.
The Revs. Hal SONAFRANK and Wilbert SULLIVAN will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann.
Mr. Musselman was born April 20, 1883 in Miami county to John and Isabelle MADLEM MUSSELMAN. He was married Feb. 22, 1905 to Estella MILLER, who died Sept. 9, 1962. He was a farmer and former trustee of Perry township and of the Church of the Brethren Home at Mexico. He was a member of the Roann Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are four sons, Herman and Harold [MUSSELMAN], both R.R. 1, Macy; Merle [MUSSELMAN], LaPorte, and Donald [MUSSELMAN], R.R. 1, Roann; a sister, Mrs. Robert KEIM, R.R. 1, Macy; a brother, Oscar [MUSSELMAN], Denver; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Monday, July 22, 1968

Maude I. Dielman
Maude I. (BRUBAKER) DOWNS DIELMAN, 87, 920 Jefferson street, died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was aditted July 9.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, she was born Nov. 27, 1880, in Rochester, the daughter of Joel and Lavanda DENISTON BRUBAKER. Her first marriage was Oct. 2, 1901 to William Kenneth DOWNS, who died Dec. 21, 1943. Her second marriage was to Dr. Franklin C. DIELMAN on Feb. 2, 1950. He died Dec. 10, 1964.
Mrs. Dielman was a former head of the Fulton county welfare department. She was a member of the Ebenezer church and the First Baptist church in Rochester, which was her great interest. She was a graduate of Rochester Normal college.
Surviving are two sons, William J. DOWNS, Rochester, and Donald K. DOWNS, Westfield, N.J.; an adopted daughter, Mrs. William (Margaret) GORDON, South Bend; three grandsons, William K. DOWNS, Sunnyvale, Cal.; Richard DOWNS, O'Fallon, Ill., and Robert K. DOWNS, Oak Park, Ill; one granddaughter, Barbara DeVOE of Naples, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren, Michael, Sande and Gregory DOWNS, Sunnyvale, Cal.; Debra and Mark DOWNS, O'Fallon, Ill., and Mark, Gary and Donald DeVOE of Naples, Fla., and nieces and nephews. One daughter, Helen Marie [DOWNS]; two sisters and six brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist church. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Aaron S. Fike
Funeral services were conducted Friday in West Plains, Mo., for Aaron S. FIKE, 61, who died last week. Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Viola) HARLAN, and Mrs. Merle (Florence) STRONG, Akron; Mrs. Byron OELLIG, of Pennsylvania; four brothers; two sisters, and eleven grandchildren. One grandson preceded in death.

Margaret Miltenberger
Margaret MILTENBERGER, 95, former resident of Rochester, who had been living in South Bend, died at 9:10 a.m. today in Mishawaka. Final rites will be Wednesday in the Hayes funeral home in South Bend.

Tuesday, July 23, 1968

Paul Shaffer
Word has been received of the death Saturday night of Paul SHAFFER, Long Beach, Cal. He was a former Rochester resident and the father of Dean CHAPMAN and Mrs. Norma SMITH of Rochester. Final rites will be Wednesday in Anaheim, Cal.

Ernest Bybee
Ernest BYBEE of Bitley, Mich., died at his home Sunday at 71 years of age. He was born Oct. 2, 1897 in Marshall county to Wallace and Ella HAIMBAUGH BYBEE. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ed LOWE of Rochester, and two brothers, Lyman [BYBEE], of Niles, Mich., and Melvin [BYBEE], of Huron, O.

Joseph C. Shoemaker
Joseph C. SHOEMAKER, 82, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 3:50 a.m. today at his residence following an illness of eight onths.
A retired farmer, he was born June 9, 1886, in Miami county, near Roann, the son of Sigel and Emily WAMSLEY SHOEMAKER. He had lived in Marshall county 47 years and at the present residence 11 years. His first marriage was to Elizabeth CASTLEMAN, who died in 1913. His second marriage was in 1914 to Bertha COWEN, who died in 1955. In 1957 he was married to Julia E. PELTZ, who survives.
Mr. Shoemaker was a former director of the Marshall county Farmers Insurance company, a deputy assessor in Union township, a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge, and the Gleaners lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Wilma) Van DUYNE, Kewanna, and Mrs. William (Fern) HAYDANEK, Knox; two sons, Wayne [SHOEMAKER], of Cleveland, and Maxwell [SHOEMAKER], of Rushville; five step-daughters, Mrs. George UTTER, Plymouth; Mrs. Alex KOVACHEVICH, South Bend; Mrs. Julius SMILEY, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Chase KELLER, Knox, and Mrs. John BAKER, Glen Ellyn, Ill; three step-sons, Edward PELTZ, Mishawaka; Theodore PELTZ, Culver, and Richard PELTZ, Argos; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Lela CASPER, of Ora.
Fneral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Poplar Grove Methodies church. The Revs. W. Ray KUHN and Calvin DANIELS will offficiate. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. tonight and at the church one hour prior to sevices. The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, July 24, 1968

Mary O. Smith
Mrs. Mary O. "Odie" SMITH, 76, Burket, died at 1 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical center in Warsaw. She had been seriously ill two years.
Born Oct. 15, 1891, near Mentone, the daughter of Wesley and Amanda HAINES EATON, she spent most of her life in the Burket area. Her marriage was Nov. 18, 1910, in St. Joe, Mich., to Jacob L. SMITH. He died Nov. 21, 1964. She was a member of the Burket United Methodist church and the Seward Home Extension club.
Surviving are one son, Wesley F. SMITH, Peru; one daughter, Mrs. Anna WILLIAMSON, Burket; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. One son and one half-brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Mrs. Evan BERGWALL will offficiate. Burial will be i the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mikel Duane Blue
Mikel Duane BLUE, 7, retarded son of Merle and Thelma MOYER BLUE, Mentone, died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday in the Fort Wayne State school. He had been ill five days.
He was born Aug. 13, 1960, in Rochester.
Surviving with the parents are one brother, Alan [BLUE], and a sister, Cheryl [BLUE], both at home; the paternal grandfather, Ralph BLUE, Baldwin, Mich.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie BOWSER, mentone; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee MOYER, Warsaw, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Valentine EASTERDAY, of Macy.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Kosciusko Chapter for the Mentally Retarded.

Thursday, July 25, 1968 to Saturday, July 27, 1968

[no obits]

Monday, July 29, 1968

Sarah E. Baugh
Last rites were held today at Winamac for Mrs. Sarah Estella BAUGH, 97, Winamac, who died Saturday morning at her home. Burial was in the Koster cemetery at Francesville. Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Edna ROE, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Arzella HEIMS, Argos.

A. V. Cumberland
Acil Vernon CUMBERLAND, 62, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 9:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Sunday. He had been in failing health seve months and seriously ill a month.
Born Nov. 23, 1905 in Peru, he had lived in this area 20 years, moving here from Macy. His parents were Thomas and Jessie SNYDER CUMBERLAND. He was employed by the McMahan Construction company of Rochester. Mr. Cumberland was married Dec. 25, 1932 in Gas City to Luetta HECKATHORNE, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Ann) BRUCKER, R.R. 2, Rochester; two granddaughters, Loretta Renee and Teresa Ann [BRUCKER] two sisters, Mrs. Don (Mildred) WILSON, Peru, and Mrs. Elizabeth EISENMAN, Rochester; three brothers, Orville [CUMBERLAND], Tampa, Fla.; Raymond [CUMBERLAND], North Manchester, and Norman [CUMBERLAND], Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lola G. Smith
Mrs. Lola Grace SMITH, 87, 219 East Ninth street, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in failing health two years.
She was born May 12, 1881, in Fulton county, the daughter of David and Hester THOMPSON LEININGER. Her marriage was on March 11, 1903, in her parents' home, to Lumley E. SMITH, who survives. Mrs. Smith had lived the majority of her life in the Mentone and Rochester areas.
Surviving with the husband are nieces and nephews. Four brothers preceded her in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery at Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank G. Hudkins
Frank G. HUDKINS, 80, Kewanna, died at 6:57 p.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph hospital at Logansport.
A retired farmer, he was born July 2, 1888, in Union township, the son of L. Jud and Mary E. GRAHAM HUDKINS. His marriage was on April 18, 1911, to Lela FLECK. She died in November, 1967.
Surviving are two sons, Francis [HUDKINS], Kewanna, and Jud [HUDKINS], R.R. 1, Rochester; one brother, William J. HUDKINS, R.R. 3, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Frank KINTZ, Fort Wayne; three grandsons, and one great-granddaughter. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

James Glassman
James GLASSMAN, 87, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 8:12 p.m. Sunday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
A retired farmer, he was born April 25, 1881, in St. Joseph county, the son of Valentine and Elizabeth KYSER GLASSMAN. His marriage was in 1900 to Laura K. BERON, who survives. Mr. Glassman came to the Kewanna area from Wyatt in 1932.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Marvin [GLASSMAN], of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Esther HICKLE, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Mildred HARMON, South Bend; five grandchildren and fifteen great-bgrandchildren. One son, four brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Huff funeral home in Bremen. Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. tonight at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Huff funeral home in Bremen.

Tuesday, July 30, 1968

Ida Pearl Cover
Ida Pearl COVER, 69, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday in Dukes hospital at Peru following an illness of three years.
She was born Sept. 7, 1898, in Deedsville, the daughter of William and Lydia HOWER RAYMER. Her marriage was on Aug. 21, 1915, at Denver, to Victor R. COVER. He died in 1950. She lived her entire life in the Deedsville and Macy communities and was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are thre daughters, Mrs. Peggy COOK, of Rochester; Mrs. Louise SMITH, Akron, and Mrs. Lois YODER, R.R. 2, Macy; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Maybelle MORRIS, Logansport; two brothers, Alfred [RAYMER] of Missouri, and George [RAYMER], of Logansport.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Country chapel, at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will offficiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 31, 1968

Daisy V. Long
Miss Daisy Viola LONG, 76, Peru, died at 8:30 a.m. today in the Dukes hospital at Peru. She had been ill since June.
She was born June 15, 1892, in Macy, the daugher of Frederick and Charlotte ABSHIRE LONG. She had lived her life in Macy and the Miami county community. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are one brother, Thomas LONG, Macy; four sisters, Mrs. Dora FEASTER and Mrs. Mary DARRAH, both of Rochester; Mrs. Lydia DAINE, Wabash, and Mrs. Francis ELLIOTT, of Kokomo.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru. The Rev. Dean FINLEY will offficiate. Burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery in Miami county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. on Friday.

Thursday, August 1, 1968

Estel Rogers
Estel ROGERS, 66, formerly of 1000 Monroe street died at 11:50 a.m. today at the I.O.O.F. home in Greensburg, where he had lived one week. Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Janice M. Balsley
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Deaton-Beigh funeral home in Bourbon for Mrs. Janice Marlene BALSLEY, 24, R.R. 1, Bourbon, who died Monday. The Rev. J. Robert BOYER officiated and burial was in the Pleasant Hill cemetry.
She was born July 1, 1944, in Rochester. Her marriage was on July 28, 1961, to Leonard BALSLEY, who survives. Ms. Balsley had lived in Bourbon since 1956. She was an employee of the Hart, Schaffner and Marx company here.
Also surviving are a son, Tony Lee [BALSLEY], at home; her mother, Mrs. Corinne SWARTZ, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Madonna TRESSLER, R.R. 1, Bunker Hill, and one brother, Larry SWARTZ, Rochester.

Friday, August 2, 1968

Guy B. Davis
Guy B. DAVIS, 73, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Parview hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill two years.
A civic and church leader, Mr. Davis had lived his life in the Fulton and Marsall county area. He was born Dec. 28, 1894, in the Mount Hope neighborhood, the son of Levi and Nancy COWEN DAVIS. His marriage was on Jun 14, 1918, near Rochester, to Fredona RINEHART, who survives.
He was a retired dairy farmer and a thresherman for 35 years before the combine was used. A member of the Mount Hope Methodist church, he had served as Sunday school superintendent for 29 years, and was chairman of the church board of trustees. He served on the Marshall county council two years.
Also surviving are three sons, Donald A. DAVIS, Culver; Eldon P. DAVIS, Culver, and Harold A. DAVIS, of Columbus, O.; three brohers, Norman DAVIS, Argos; Emery and Dale DAVIS, both of Culver; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A daughter, Barbara Ann [DAVIS], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mount Hope United Methodist church northeast of Leiters Ford. The Rev. Calvin DANIELS will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after noon on Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday, and at the church until the time of services.

Estel Rogers
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Estel ROGERS, 66, who died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday in the I.O.O.F. home in Greensburg. His residence for several years was at 1000 Monroe street.
The Rev. Kenneth H. TUTTLE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
Mr. Rogers was born Aug. 9, 1901, near Akron, the son of Walter and Cora GREGSON ROGERS. His marriage was to Elma DAGGY, who survives. A retired rural mail carrier, he had lived his life in the Rochester vicinity. He was a member of the First Christian church there, and the Odd Fellows lodge.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kathryn SPICE, Rochester; Mrs. Carol FLOHR, Akron, and Mrs. Joyce HARDACRE, Nyona Lake; three sons, Richard [ROGERS], Ft. Wayne; Charles [ROGERS], of Franklin, and Eldon [ROGERS], of Hammond; one sister, Miss Vera ROGERS, Rochester; one brother, Harley ROGERS, Akron and eighteen grandchildren.

Viola Mae Steffey
Mrs. Viola Mae STEFFEY, 67, 1219 Lakeshore Drive, died at 2:35 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted July 17. She had been ill since February.
A retired telephone operator, she was born May 1, 1901, in Illinois, the daughter of Reice McNeil and Leona DAVIS WRIGHT. Her marriage was on Jan. 27, 1923, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Ernest E. STEFFEY. He died Dec. 22, 1958. Mrs. Steffey had lived here since September 1944, moving from Hammond.
Among the survivors are two sons, Leo [STEFFEY], of Indianapolis, and Howard [STEFFEY], of DesMoines, Ia.
Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Charles J. Heminger
Charles J. HEMINGER, 62, Argos, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill three months.
He was born Sept. 19, 1905, in Culver, the son of Neal and Alma Dean HEMINGER. His marriage was Oct. 9, 1931, in Culver, to Bernice BUFFO, who survives. A retired sawmill cmployee, he had lived in the Argos community 25 years, moving from the Richland Center community. He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran church at Plymouth.
Also surviving are two sons, Charles William HEMINGER, Argos, and Paul HEMINGER, Wilmington, Del.; five grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Mary) THOMAS, R.R. 1, Argos; Mrs. Ora SNIEDER, Plymouth; Mrs. Donald (Alta) PAXTON, Bourbon; Mrs. Sarah CRULL, Goshen, and Mrs. Willard (Lucy) CONOVER, Oswego. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Donald GARVUE will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Saturday.

Charles Keith Barts
Charles Keith "Chuck" BARTS, 10, 417 West Seventh street, died at 8:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been admitted several hours earlier. He had been ill three months.
He was born Aug. 17, 1957, in Rochester, the son of Mrs. Keith (Vada) REFFETT BARTS and the late Mr. [H. Keith] BARTS.
He was a sixth grader at Riddle school and a member o the Grace United Methodist church. He was the pitcher for the Sox minor league baseball team, a member of Cub Scout pack 3475, and the Youth bowling league association.
Surviving with his mother are the maternal grandfather, Whitten REFFETT, Langley, Ky.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Maude BARTS, of Rochester, and aunts, uncles and cousins. His father preceded him in death in March 1959.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grace United Methodist church. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. ccemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday until 11:30 a.m. Sunday, and at the church one hour prior to services.

Saturday, August 3, 1968

Viola M. Steffey
Final rites for Mrs. Viola Mae STEFFEY, 67, 1219 Lakeshore drive, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Meredith WILFONG will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
Mrs. Steffey died at 2:35 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted July 17. Born in Pennfield, Ill., May 1, 1901, she had lived in Rochester since Sept. 18, 1944. She was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church and the Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sons, Leo [STEFFEY], Indianapolis, and Howard [STEFFEY], Des Moines, Ia.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Leota FEHLBERG, Des Moince, and Mrs. Coral STEFFEY, Pine River, Minn.

Monday, August 5, 1968

John Lewis Wilson
John Lewis WILSON, 52, Denver, Colo., died Saturday at his residence in Denver.
He was born Oct. 2, 1915, at Mentone, the son of John O. and Nellie Mae LASH WILSON. He was employed as supervisor of reservations for United Airlines 25 years.
Surviving are one brother, Merle [WILSON], of Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest MOWISER, Argos, and Mrs. Lawrence CALLAN, of Elkhart.
Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Harrison Center cemetery northeast of Mentone. The Rev. John W. JONES will officiate. The King Memorial home in Mentone is in charge of arrangements.

Inez Murray
Mrs. Inez MURRAY, 69, 500 Clay street, died in her sleep Sunday after being in failing health a number of years with a coronary condition.
Born Nov. 19, 1899 in Monterey to Frank L. and Dana WOLFE STUBBS, she had resided almost all her life in Fulton county. she was married in Rochester March 31, 1920 to Ralph L. MURRAY, who died March 26, 1950. She was a member of the First Baptist church, World War II Mothers and the VFW Auxiliary.
Surviving are four sons, Avaughn [MURRAY], Leiters Ford; Arnold [MURRAY], R.R. 2, Rochester; Ronald L. [MURRAY], R.R. 3, Rochester, and Larry G. [MURRAY], Rochester; twelve gandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Glendolyn DEMONT, LaPorte; Mrs. Mattie BARTH, Mishawaka, and Mrs. David (Loretta) BRADWAY, R.R. 1, Akron; three brothers, Carl and Ivan [STUBBS], Culver, and Walter [STUBBS], R.R. 1, Monterey; nephews and nieces.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 6, 1968

Benjamin F. Sweet
Benjamin F. SWEET, 60, 805 East 12th street, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted July 29. He had been ill two months.
He was born Jan. 19, 1908, near Rochester, the son of Charles Edward and Minnie NELSON SWEET. His marriage was to Reathel M. FLYNN, who survives. He lived his life in the Rochester vicinity and was a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge 26 years. He retired from the Rochester Metal Products company in November, 1967.
Also surviving are one son, John A. SWEET, at home; four brothers, William [SWEET], of Rochester; David [SWEET], of Logansport; James [SWEET], Warsaw, and Charles [SWEET], of Goshen; one sister, Mrs. Hazel PERDUE, Red Oak, Ia., and nieces and nephews. Three children preceded him in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Glen MITCHELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Scott Willoughby
Final rites were conducted Saturday in Pensacola, Fla. for Forrest Scott WILLOUGHBY, who died at his residence there Wednesday following an illness of three years. Burial was in Opp, Ala.
He was born Mar. 6, 1887, in Milford, Ill. He moved to Kewanna in 1900. He was a salesman for Delco Division of General Motors corporation. He had resided in Pensacola for the last 23 years.
Surviving are his wife, Lellie MORRISON WILLOUGHBY; one son, Paul Hardin WILLOUGHBY, Detroit; three granddaughters, Carol ERICKSON, Detroit; Merna DAILY, Royal Center, and June McINTIRE, Kewanna; eleven great-grandchildren, three sisters, June W. DENNERLINE, Saratoga, Fla.; Gail W. HENDRICKSON, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Doris W. DAVIS, Robinson, Ill., one nephew, and several nieces.

Wednesday, August 7, 1968

Cora DuBois Yocum
Cora (RICHARDSON) DuBOIS YOCUM, 82, 1017 Elm street, died at 1:24 p.m. Tuesday in the Miller Nursing home where she had cared for seven months.
She was born Jan. 17, 1886, in Fulton county, near Mud Lake, the daughtr of George and Lydia STALEY RICHARDSON. Her first marriage was Oct. 20, 1906, in Fulton county, to J. Elting DuBOIS, who died in 1922. Her second marriage was August 1934, in Miami county, to Cameron YOCUM. He died in 1940. Mrs. Yocum was a lifetime resident in the Mud Lake, Green Oak, and Rochester areas. She was a member of the Mud Lake Chapel Church of Christ.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Helen) MILLER, and Mrs. Thelma CARR, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Frank (Cleo) CURRENS, Springfield, O.; three sons, Wilhelmus DuBOIS, R.R. 2, Macy; Albert DuBOIS, R.R. 5, Wabash, and Leo DuBOIS, Paris, O.; fifteen grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Esther JACKSON preceded in death in 1939. One other daughter, one sister, and two brothers also preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Kenneth TUTTLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, August 8, 1968 to Saturday, August 10, 1968

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Monday, August 12, 1968

Milo G. Hodson
Milo G. HODSON, 81, South Bend, died Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at Memorial hospital in that city after a brief illness. He was the father of Mrs. Jack (Margery) OVERMYER, Rochester.
A native of South Bend, Mr. Hodson had been co-owner of Indiana Lumber company there and later was an executive with the Kawneer comapny in Niles, Mich., until his retirement in 1952.
Surviving are wife; a son, Richard [HODSON], South Bend; another daughter, Mrs. Joann LeNORMAND, Evanston, Ill.; a sister and eleven grandchildren.
Last rites and burial will be in South Bend. The Welsheimer funeral home is in charge.

Bernice Lehn
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Bernice LEHN, 79, of Binghamton, N.Y. She died Saturday at 7:25 p.m. in the Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth where she had been a patient two weeks. The Rev. Lawrence SMITH officiated. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mrs. Lehn was born Nov. 20, 1888, in Rochester, the daughter of Charles and Ella MERCER BRACKETT. Her marriage was to George LEHN, in Chicago. He died in 1958. She had resided in the Chicago, Pittsburgh and New York areas. She was a member of the Methodist church in Binghamton.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Scott BOWEN, of Rochester, and one niece, Mrs. Ella Mary UTTERICK, of Samona, Cal.

Cynthia Ann Whetstone
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Cynthia Ann WHETSTONE, who was stillborn at 6:08 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. The Rev. R. H. BLODGETT will offficiate. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.
She was the daughter of Daniel G. and Linda Lou OLDFATHER WHETSTONE, R.R. 1, Tippacanoe.
Surviving with the parents are one sister, Rebecca [WHETSTONE], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett WHETSTONE, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur OLDFATHER, Rochester, and aunts and uncles.
Arrangements are in charge of the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, August 13, 1968

[no obits]

Wednesday, August 14, 1968

Albert B. Fenstermaker
Albert B. "Ab" FENSTERMAKER, 70, 109 Jefferson street, died at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for four and one-half hours. He had been ill since July 6.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, he was born Feb. 13, 1898, in Rochester, the son of George and Emma PERRY FENSTERNAKER. His marriage was on Aug. 18, 1917, in Rochester, to Anna Mary TOWNE, who survives. He was a member of the Eagles lodge here.
Also surviving are one son, James FENSTERMAKER, Osceola; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) CRANMER, R.R. Kewanna; Mrs. J. R. (Marjorie) ATWOOD, Mundelien, Ill., and Mrs. Donald (Georgia) McKEONE, Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. One son, a sister, and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, August 15, 1968

Mildred Collard
Mrs. Francis (Mildred) COLLARD, South Bend, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home Wednesday. She was a sister of Wayne WILDRICK, 1024 Jackson boulevard. Funeral rites and burial will be in South Bend.

Bertha Putzey
Funeral rites were held Monday at LaPorte for Mrs. Bertha PUTZEY of LaPorte, a native of Germany who died after suffering a stroke. Six sisters and one brother preceded in death. Among survivors is a nephew, Harold MILLER, of Rochester.

John D. Camblin
John Delmar CAMBLIN, 93, died Wednesday at 10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Aug. 2. He resided at 118 West Fifth street.
Born in Fulton Aug. 19, 1874, the son of William and Clarissa SMITH CAMBLIN, he had spent his life in this county. He never married.
No immediate relatives survive. A sister, Mary [CAMBLIN], died Sept. 30, 1925.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, August 16, 1968

Erma M. Kepler
Mrs. Erma M. KEPLER, 71, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 6 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
She was born June 18, 1897, in Marshall county, the daughter of Sidney and Myrtle SWAISGOOD REED. Her marriage was April 5, 1917 in Hibbard, Ind., to Lewis KEPLER, who survives. She lived in the Argos area six years, moving from Plymouth. She was a member of the First Church of Chist Scientist at Plymouth and the Eastern Star.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty) MANN, Plymouth; one son, Lewis Reed KEPLER, Plymouth; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel THORNBURG, Culver; Mrs. Sarah SELLERS, South Bend; Mrs. Mildred BURNS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Evelyn RAHFELDT, of LaPorte; two brothers, Glen REED, New Carlisle, and Robert REED, LaPorte. One son, James [KEPLER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Mr. John F. ROOS will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today where the Culver Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Saturday.

George R. Carter
George R. CARTER, 36, 1111 Jefferson street, died today at 12:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge of arrangements.

Edith Dennie
Mrs. Edith (ROUCH) DENNIE, 78, summer resident of Newcastle township, died Thursday at her home in St. Petersburg, Fla., following an illness of several months.
She was born March 11, 1890, in Fulton county, the daughter of John A. and Ella CLAYTON ROUCH. Her marriage was July 8, 1908, in Newcastle township, Fulton county, to Dr. Frank W. DENNIE, who survives. Mrs. Dennie spent most of her life in Fulton county but lived in the winter in Florida. She was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church and DAR.
Also surviving are two nieces, Mrs. L. O. TITUS, South Bend, and Mrs. Louellin WHOOSTEE, Michigan State university, and one nephew, John ROUCH, Cleveland.
Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, August 17, 1968

Edith Dennie
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Edith DENNIE, 78, summer resident of Newcastle township who died Thursday at St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.

George R. Carter
Last rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for George Robert CARTER, 36, 1111 Jefferson street, who died Friday at 12:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday with a heart ailment.
The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Born Oct. 21, 1931, in Indianapolis, Mr. Carter was the son of George William and Claire Irene TUCKER CARTER. He moved to this city in 1951 from Indianapolis and was employed at Torrington Manufcturing company plant here until becoming ill in February.
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and the Moose lodge of this city.
Surviving are his mother, 1111 Jefferson street; two brothers, Jack [CARTER], Columbus, O., and Gene [CARTER], St. Louis, Mo., and two nephews.

David F. Swick
David Frederick SWICK, 91, R.R. 1, Mentone, died Friday at 6:30 a.m. in Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw, where he had been a patient four months.
Born March 21, 1877, at Mentone, he was the son of John and Nancy HARSH SWICK and had spent his lifetime in that area. His marriage was to Frances Ottie NELSON Oct. 2, 1898. She died in March, 1965.
Mr. Swick, a retired farmer, was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Julia LITTLE, Sebring, Fla.; Mrs. Vance (Isabelle) JOHNS, Riverside, Cal.; Mrs. Earl (Winifred) SMALLEY, Elkhart; Mrs. Hale (Pauline) HERD, Logansport, and Mrs. Doyle (Margaret) EARWOOD, Taylor, Mich.; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the King Memorial home in Mentone, where services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. with Brother Stanley DAY officiating. Burial will be in Mentone cemetery.

Monday, August 19, 1968

Harry G. Rosberg
Harry G. ROSBERG, Indianapolis, died Saturday following an illness of three weeks. He was the brother-in-law of Paul ROCKWELL of Lake Manitou. Surviving with his wife are nieces and one nephew. Final rites will be Tuesday in the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek mortuary in Indianapolis.
Walter F. Morse
Walter F. MORSE, 61, who spent his youth in Rochester, died Friday night at his home in Wilmette, Ill.
He was a well known news writer in Chicago, having served in many editorial capacities on The Chicago Sun-Times. He was a copy edior, editorial writer, columnist as well as reporter and rewriteman. He began his writing career as a reporter on The Indianapolis Star.
Mr. Morse was the son of the late Mrs. Alfred ROBBINS of Rochester. The family resided in the Dr. Robbins home which was on the site of the parking lot across from the Methodist church on Seventh street.
He was born in Boston Aug. 27, 1906, and came here with his mother after she married Alfred ROBBINS. He graduated from Rochester high school in 1923. He became interested in a newspaper career, starting as a newsboy on The Rochester Sentinel and later became a linotype operator on The Rochester Republican. He graduated from Depauw university in 1928.
The Sun-Times, in a tribute to Morse, stated that he was "a gentle man wo was known and beloved by his colleagues. His versatility helped bring success to his newspaper and to the many cub reporters who considered him one of the masters of his profession. His byline was well known to Sun-Times readers in his daily column 'The Chestnut Tree.'"
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and five grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted today in the Holy Trinity Episcopal church in Skokie, Ill. Burial will be Tuesday at Austin, Inc.

Tuesday, August 20, 1968 to Thursday, August 22, 1968

Friday, August 23, 1968

Harry G. Hatch
Harry G. HATCH, 81, 1201 Jackson boulevard, died at 6:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since April 25, He had been ill three years.
A retired farmer, he was born May 6, 1887, in Miami county, near Macy, the son of Lyman P. and Rebecca CALLAWAY HATCH. His marriage was Jan. 19, 1907, in Macy, to Rosa May ZARTMAN, who survives. He had resided here since May 1964, moving from the Macy area where he had spent most of his life. He was a member of the Macy Christian church, the Lincoln lodge No. 523 F & AM of Macy, and the Modern Woodmen of America.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ned (Evelyn) BARTLETT, Lakeville; two sons, Doyne G. HATCH, Logansport, and Willis M. HATCH, of Lowell, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Richard D. (Rosa Jean) EARY, Fort Wayne. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Russell S. Thompson
Russell S. THOMPSON, 82, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wabash county hospital at Wabash. He had been in failing health two years.
He was born July 19, 1886, near Shelbyville, the son of Edward and Laura COOPER THOMPSON. His marriage was on May 10, 1917, in Franklin, to Martha BOYD, who survives. A retired manufacturers agent, he had resided in the Macy area since 1955, moving from Indianapolis. He was a member o the Emmanual Baptist church of Indianapolis, the Logan Lodge F & AM No. 575, the Scottish Rite Valley, the Murat Shrine Temple, the Gatling Gun club, El-AMEEN Nabeel, and the Manitou Moose lodge.
One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at the Forest Hills cemetery at Shelbyville. The Logan lodge F&AM No. 575 will conduct Masonic rites. Burial will be in the Forest Hills cemetery at Shelbyville. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today and at the chapel one hour prior to services.

Saturday, August 24, 1968

Joseph A. Baker
Joseph Allen BAKER, 59, R.R. 2, Mentone, died at 9:05 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw following a serious illness of one week.
Mr. Baker was owner and operator of the Baker Jewelry and Appliance store in Mentone and had been a businessman 40 years. He was a member of the Mentone Lions club, Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Watchmakers association. He attended the Tippecanoe Congregational Christian church.
Born Sept. 21, 1908 in Fulton county, he was the son of Naoma L. and Agness GRIFFIS BAKER. He had lived in the Mentone area all his life. He was married Sept. 2, 1929 in Mentone to Clara Eve KING, wo survives.
Surviving with the wife are the mother, R.R. 5, Warsaw; two sons, Don [BAKER], of Tippecanoe and Wayne [BAKER[ of Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. William (Linda) GOTHAN, who is in Germany with her soldier husband; a brother, Oscar [BAKER], R.R. 2, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Tom (Marjorie) WITHAM, Atwood, and six grandchildren.
Services are pending at the King memorial home in Mentone.

Jean Jenkins
Mrs. Jean JENKINS, 35, 519 West Fifth street, was killed in a two-car accident shortly after midnight today at County Roads 600 West and 200 South about four miles northeast of Kewanna.
Bob McCLELLAN, 34, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Paul SHULL, age unknown, Kewanna, were injured in the crash.
McClellan suffered cuts about his body and injuries to his back, right arm and chest. He is in Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Shull suffered a broken left thigh, possible concussion and cuts on his scalp. He was treated at Woodlawn hospital and then transferred to South Bend Memorial hospital.
The accident occurrred at 12:20 a.m. as McClellan was driving a 1964 Chevrolet north on 600 West and Shull was going west on 200 South in a 1957 Chevrolet. Mrs. Jenkins was riding in McClellan's car; Shull was alone in his vehicle.
The sheriff's office and state police said there are "Stop" signs for traffic on 200 South and that the signs are "plainly visible." Officers have been unable to talk with the drivers to determine the cause of the accident.
Both Mrs. Jenkins and Shull were thrown out of their cars. McClellan managed to get out of his car and walk a half-mile north on 600 West to the Virgil JANA residence to summon help.
The accident still is under investigation. An autopsy is to be performed on Mrs. Jenkin's body, officers said.
Mrs. Jenkins is the fourth person to die from traffic accidents in Fulton county this year. Two of the others were from Rochester and the third was from near Macy.
Mrs. Jenkins was born April 23, 1933 in Mosinee, Wis., to Mrs. Estelle RING SMILEY, 417 West Fifth street, and Edward KOFFARD, Rhinelander, Wis. She had lived here 27 years, moving from Wisconsin.
She was married Aug. 17, 1956 in Rochester to Donald D. JENKINS, who died last May 15. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.
Surviving are three sons, Kevin [JENKINS], 10; Ronald Scott [JENKINS] 5, and Jeffery [JENKINS], 2, all at home; the parents; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Joyce) TRUAX, Mosinee, Wis.; Mrs. Bernard (Gladys) SCHOLZ, Schofield, Wis., and Mrs. Larry (Terry) HOWDESHELL, Mountain Home, Ida.; a step-sister, Mrs. Milo (Ruth) TULLIS, Wabash; six step-brothers, John, Don and Ray SMILEY, all of Rochester; Dean SMILEY, Terre Haute; Robert SMILEY, Yreka, Cal., and Dale SMILEY, Hong Kong, China, and aunts and uncles.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. Alfred C. GERNI of Logansport officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and then at the church for an hour before services.

Monday, August 26, 1968

Delilah Yoder
Mrs. Chancy (Delilah) YODER, 69, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Yoder was admitted Friday with a broken hip suffered in a fall.
She was born April 12, 1898, in Howard county. Her marriage was on Oct. 26, 1926, to Chancey YODER, who survives. She had lived in the Macy area 10 years, moving from Grant county.
Also surviving are one son, Weldon [YODER], R.R. 2, Macy; one brother, Ammon TROYER, Greenwood, Del.; three sisters, Mrs. Clara SWARTZENTRUBER, Kokomo; Mrs. Katie YODER, Homesville, O., and Mrs. Sarah HELMUTH, San Diego, Cal., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Salem Mennonite church. The Rev. Harold MYERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Christner cemetery northeast of Kokomo. Friends may call at the Yoder-Culp funeral home in Goshen after 7 p.m. today.

Edith F. Waltz
Mrs. Ort (Edith) WALTZ, 81, 218 West 11th street, died at Woodlawn hospital at 11:45 a.m. today. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Mary M. Barger
Mary M. BARGER, 66, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Chase Manor nursing home at Logansport.
She was born May 16, 1902, in Kewanna, the daughter of Samuel and Adella HARDIN BARGER. She was an assistant librarian at the Kewanna library and was employed at the Dwiers store in Kewanna 20 years. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving are one brother, Edwin [BARGER], of Chicago; one half-brother, William A. BARGER, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and nieces and nephews. Two half-sisters and one half-brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garde chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Leroy WISE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Joseph A. Baker
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Tippecanoe Congregational Christian church for Joseph A. BAKER, R.R. 2, Mentone, who died Friday in Warsaw. The Rev. E. C. RALSTON and Thomas BUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery northeast of Mentone.
Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone and at the church two hours prior to services.

Tuesday, August 27, 1968

Mrs. Beryl Klare
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Jones funeral home in Wabash for Mrs. Beryl KLARE, Wabash, who died Sunday. A narive of Rochester, she died in the Wabash county hospital following an extended illnes.
The Rev. Dr. W. W. WIMBERLY will officiate. Burial will be in Falls cemetery at Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
She was married in 1938 to R. W. KLARE. He died in 1954. She was a member of the Wabash County Republican Women's club and the Rochester Presbyterian church.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Edith F. Waltz
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Edith F. WALTZ, 81, 218 West 11th street, who died at 11:45 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Waltz, who was the mother-in-law of Mayor Harrison HALTERMAN, was admitted to Woodlawn hospital July 31. She had been ill since May 19.
She was born Dec. 19, 1886, in Cass county, near Twelve Mile, the daughter of Horace B. and Martha WATKINS McDOWELL. Her marriage was Feb. 28, 1905, in Cass county, to Ort WALTZ. He died Sept. 5, 1954. Mrs. Waltz had spent her life in the Rochester vicinity and the past 29 years in Rochester. She was a meber of the United Grace Methodist church, WSCS, McKinley club, Rochester Woman's club, Birthday club, and the FDI club.
Surviving are one daughtr, Mrs. Harrison HALTERMAN, Rochester; three sons, Loren [WALTZ], Bremen; Robert [WALTZ], of Rochester, and Merrill [WALTZ], of Fulton; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Louis (Bessie) BYRAM, Laguna Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Martha NICHOL, Akron, O. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.

Wednesday, August 28, 1968

Arthur T. Sheets
Arthur T. SHEETS, 58, 501 West Third street, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his residence at 1:45 p.m. today.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, he was born Dec. 17, 1909, in Rochester, the son of Lewis Clay and Lina JOHNSON SHEETS. His marriage was June 18, 1942, in Argos, to Laura Lee CAMPBELL, who survives.
Mr. Sheets was an employee of the Public Service company 35 years. He was a member of the First Baptist church, and the Rochester Eagles, Moose, and Masonic lodges.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Joyce) SMILEY, Rochester; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Mildred) READ, and Miss Martha SHEETS, both of Rochester; three brothers, Donald [SHEETS], St. Louis, Mo.; Dee [SHEETS], Seattle, Wash., and John [SHEETS[, San Bernardino, Cal.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Sidney Lee Bowman
Sidney Lee BOWMAN, 72, South Bend, former resident of Akron, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital at South Bend. He had been ill one week.
He was born Feb. 10, 1896, at Akron. His marriage was on Feb. 21, 1924, in Kosciusko county to Carrie ROBINSON, who survives. A retired employee of the Tucker Freight Lines, he had lived in South Bend 31 years, moving from Kosciusko county. He was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are one son, Edward [BOWMAN], Freeport, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Gilda MATTHEWS, South Bend, and Mrs. Lee (Etta) OZOREK, Santa Ana, Cal.; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Frank [BOWMAN], Traverse City, Mich.; Dallas [BOWMAN], Edwardsburg, Mich.; Earl [BOWMAN], Garden Grove, Cal., and one sister, Mrs. Gladys MILLOW, of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, August 29, 1968

Iva D. Leland
Mrs. Iva D. LELAND, 87, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill two years.
A lifetime resident of the Argos area, she was born Aug. 9, 1881, in Argos, the daughter of William D. and Cynthia ALLEMAN COREY. Her marriage was on July 2, 1899, in Argos, to John E. LELAND. He died Sept. 12, 1957.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Marcile) MILLER, and Mrs. Watson (Frances) MELOY, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Carl (Lois) LOHT, Golden, Colo.; three sons, Keith [LELAND], of Plymouth; Mark [LELAND], of Howell, Mich., and John [LELAND], of Argos; twenty-one gradchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildrn. One daughter, Miriam [LELAND], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, August 30, 1968

Henry W. Dahlke
Henry W. DAHLKE, 73, Peru, brother of Mrs. Ida HOGAN of Kewanna, died at 8:02 a.m. Thursday in Peru Dukes hospital after a two-week illness. Friends may call at the Drake-Blowers funeral home in Peru until 9 a.m. Saturday. Services will be at the McCormick mortuary in North Judson at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Percy V. Tullis
Percy V. TULLIS, 80, Longwood, Fla., former Beaver Dam resident, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
He was born Jan. 31, 1888, in Kosciusko county, the son of Oscar and Sylvia DECKER TULLIS. His marriage was July 10, 1911, at Silver Lake, to Jessie LANDIS, who survives. A retired farmer, Mr. Tullis had lived in Florida 11 years, moving from Beaver Dam.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Russell (Hazel) RADER, Three Rivers, Mich.; Mrs. Ira (Snow) HELSER, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Wheeler (Esta) JOHNSON, Whitehall, Mich.; one brother, Clesta "Short" TULLIS, R.R. 2, Akron. One son, Leon [TULLIS], and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Jim MARTIN will offficiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Clyde L. Craft and
Sandra Craft
[Associated Press)
Clyde L. CRAFT, 26, Culver, and his wife, Sandra [CRAFT], 23, were killed Thursday when their camper truck crashed into the rear of a semi-trailer truck on U.S. 31 about 3 miles west of Peru.
The couple's 3-month old daughter, Cindy [CRAFT], was injured.

Saturday, August 31, 1968

William F. Hudkins
William F. HUDKINS, 82, 316 West Eighth street, died Friday at 5:50 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for a week. Mr. Hudkins had been in failing health a year.
Born Dec. 25, 1885, at Kewanna, he was the son of Doc and Harriet OVERMYER HUDKINS. His marriage was March 19, 1910, in this city to Dessa OVERMYER, who survives.
Mr. Hudkins was a member of the Burton Methodist church. He had spent most of his life in the Burton community, moving to Rochester in 1961.
Also surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Howard TEETER, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons, Cecil [HUDKINS], Denver, Colo., and Bill [HUDKINS], Stoughton, Wis.; two sisters, Flo MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Nellie GUISINGER, South Bend; a brother, Phon HUDKINS, Noblesville; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildre.
Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Curtis SYLVESTER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Thomas M. Hintzke
Although Fulton county highways were free of serious accidents during the beginning of the Labor Day weekendd, a Rochester youth died this morning of injuries suffered in a one-car crash near Warsaw as he was driving to work at the R.R. Donnelly plant in Warsaw.
Thomas M. HINTZKE, 19, 217 West 10th street, died at 12:45 a.m. today in Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw after his car went off Ind. 25 and hit a large tree three-tents of a mile west of Warsaw.
Dr. Joe Bill MISHLER, Kosciusko county coroner, said the boy died of a crushed chest and internal injuries. He also suffered a fractured right lower leg and a fractured pelvis.
Sheriff David ANDREWS and State Trooper Jerry WAIKEL of Kosciusko county said Hintzke was driving a 1968 Ford convertible west when he failed to negotiate a curve at 10:10 p.m. Friday. The car went across the eastbound lane and off the south berm, hitting a big tree.
The boy was pulled from the car by a passing motorist. The vehicle caught fire and the Warsaw fire department extinguished the blaze.
The traffic fatality was the 10th in Kosciusko county this year.
The boy was born Sept. l27, 1948 in San Francisco, Cal., to Mrs. Violet HERZFELD HINTZKE, 217 West 10th street, and Raymond HINTZKE of New York City. He would have been a junior at Purdue university this fall, having graduated from Rochester high school in 1966.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church. In high school he was a member of the National Honor Society and the Hi-Y club.
Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Janet, Cynthia and Sandra [HINTZKE], all at home; two brothers, Richard and Andrew [HINTZKE], both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ella HERZFELD, Weyauwego, Wis., and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rose HINTZKE, Green Bay, Wis.
Final rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. tuesday at the St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. Alfred GERNI officiating. Calling hours are set tentatively for after 3 p.m. Monday until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Friends may call at the church for an hour before services.

Monday, September 2, 1968

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Tuesday, September 3, 1968

Emily E. Rhamy
Services were conducted this afternoon at the LaFonaine Christian church for Mrs. Emily E. RHAMY, 93, mother of Mrs. Paul WATSON, R.R. 2, Rochester. Mrs.Rhamy died Sunday monging in the Emily Flynn Home at Marion.

Carl Blackburn
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Harrison Center church near Mentone for Carl BLACKBURN, 64, R.R. 5, Warsaw, who died at 12:35 p.m. Saturday in the Murphy Medical center at Warsaw.
Elder W. D. MANGUN officiated and burial was in the Harrison Center cemetery northeast of Mentone. Arrangements were in charge of the King Memorial home in Mentone.
Mr. Blackburn was born Mar. 3, 1904, near Muncie. His first marriae was in 1925 to Hilda Marie JOHNSON, who died in 1953. His second marriage was to Dorothy P. BUSH in Dec. 1966. She survives. He had lived in the Mentone area since 1907.
Also surviving are one son, Carl Richard [BLACKBURN], R.R. 5, Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lois) OSBURN, Akron, and Mrs. John (Juanita) SCOTT, Plymouth; two step-daughters, Mrs. James (Anna) McCONNELL, Warsaw, and Mrs. James (Lynn) NEUHAUS, Ft. Wayne; four brothers, Charles and Lester BLACKBURN, both of R.R. 5, Warsaw; William [BLACKBURN], Mentone, and George [BLACKBURN], LaPorte; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel SHAFER, Greenfield; Mrs. Mary RENSBERGER, Nappanee; Miss Isabelle BLACKBURN, R.R. 5, Warsaw; Mrs. Bulah TIMMONS, and Mrs. Mabel BAKER, both of Ft. Wayne; two grandchildren; three step-gandchildren. One son and two sisters preceded in death.

Georgianna T. Bucher
Mrs. Georgianna T. BUCHER, 47, Huntertown, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Parkview hospital at Ft. Wayne. She had been ill two days.
She was born Mar. 24, 1921, at Warsaw, the daughter of Samuel and Martha Jane BOYER TIBBITTS. Her marriage was April 30, 1942, at Syracuse, to Gerald BUCHER, who survives. She had lived in Huntertown five years, moving from Akron. Mrs. Bucher was a member of the United Methodist Church in Huntertown, and the Huntertown Homemakers club.
Also surviving are three sons, Roger, Gary and Dennis [BUCHER], all at home; seven [sic] sisters, Mrs. Alton (Pauline) SHOEMAKER, Claypool; Mrs. Raymond (Naomi) ROSS, Warsaw; Mrs. Devon (Margery) DEATON, Claypool; Mrs. Sam (Lucille) BOGGS, Warsaw; Mrs. Willard (Isabelle) HANKINS, Huntertown, and Mrs. Lewis (Joann) RULE, of Warsaw. One brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m Thursday in the Silver Creek Church of God. The Revs. Jim MARTIN and Hershel McCORD will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 10 a.m. Wednesday until noon on Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Wednesday, September 4, 1968

Luther Keel
Luther KEEL, Fort Myers, Fla., a former Rochester resident, died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday. He was the brother of Carl KEEL of Rochester.

William E. Bailey
William E. BAILEY, 69, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 1 a.m. today at his residence of a heart attack.
He was born Dec. 24, 1898, at Tippecanoe, the son of Milton and Effie KESSLER BAILEY. His marriage was on Oct. 3, 1917, at Plymouth, to Ethel SILL, who survives. A farmer, Mr. Bailey lived most of his life in the Tippecanoe area. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Also surviving are one son, Glendon BAILEY, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Marie) CRAIG, Bourgon, and Mrs. John (Veneta) CHAPMAN, Elkhart, and one brother, Roy BAILEY, of Galien, Mich. Two daughters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren. The Rev. aul C. LANTIS will offficiate. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Thursday, September 5, 1968

George Forsythe
George Leroy FORSYTHE, 94, 501 East Sixth street, died at 7:30 today in the Miller Nursing home where he had been a patient three onths. He had been ill two years.
He was born April 7, 1874, in Marshall county, in the Walnut community, the son of Asa and Sarah MECHLING FORSYTHE. His marriage was July 19, 1939, in Plymouth, to Sadie Bell BELCAMP. She died in 1961. A retired farmer and barber, Mr. Forsythe lived in Rochester 14 years, moving from the Tiosa community.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Elmer (Grace) ZENTZ, of Argos, and nieces and nephews. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut cemetery, five miles southeast of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Luther M. Keel
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Luther M. KEEL, 62, Fort Myers, Fla., who died Tuesday evening at his rsidence. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
He was born April 1, 1906, in Rochester, the son of Charles B. and Mary Esther BACON KEEL. His first wife, Anna Belle BURKETT, died May 5, 1943. His second wife, the former Virginia E. BARGER, Survives.
Mr. Keel was a retired surveyor, former circulation manager of the Rochester Sentinel, and previous owner of the Rochester News agency. He moved from Rochester to Florida nine years ago. He was a member of the United Grace Methodist church, F&AM 79, and the Royal Arch Masons of Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Capt. Nicholas N. KEEL, Thailand, William L. KEEL, Fort Myers, Fla.; two grandchildre, and oe brother, Carl B KEEL, Rochester.

Friday, September 6, 1968

William E. Brillhart
A relic of Rochester's long-distant past turned up this week when city street workers unearthed a gravestone while grading the alley behind Gilliland's Auto Machine firm on East Fourth street. The marble headstone's lettering still is legible, showing it to be the marker for William E. BRILLHART, 11-year-old son of A. and E. BRILLHART. He died March 11, 1866. The name is not familiar to students of early city history. Rochester, however, was settled first on the present north Main street area and the child likely was buried on the grounds of a long-gone house in that area.
[NOTE: The following stone replaced the above: Elizabeth C. BRILLHART, Mother, wife of A., Aug. 12, 1829 - Aug 23, 1899; William E. BRILLHART, son of A. & E., Dec. 17, 1854 - Mar. 11, 1866; A. BRILLHART, Father, Mar. 14, 1827 - Apr. 26, 1904 - Wendell C. & Jean C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Vol. 2 - Parks Memorial - I.O.O.F. cemetery, Bourbon, ]

Ezra Feece, Sr.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Church of the Brethren at Plymouth for Ezra FEECE, Sr., 79, South Bend, who died Wednesday at Memorial hospital i that city after an illness of six months.
A native of Fulton county, he was one of a family of 11 children of the Rev. William and Mary Ann HARTMAN FEECE. The family home was at the old Mineral Wells farm southwest of Athens. Mrs. Feece also had lived northeast of Fulton.
The Rev. William COLE will officiate at last rites and burial will be in the cemetery at Burr Oak. Friends may call at the Johnson funeral home at Plymouth and at the church prior to the service.
A retired carpenter, Mr. Feece was a member of the Christian church. He was married Dec. 11, 1910, to Cora RANSBOTTOM, who died in 1959. On Aug. 3, 1963, he married Bessie BERRY, who survives.
Also surviving are six sons, William [FEECE], Donaldson; Robert and Burton [FEECE], both of Plymouth; Lester [FEECE[, Argos; Ezra [FEECE], Jr., South Bend, and Theodore FEECE, Walkerton; a daughter, Mrs. Robert ELLIOTT, South Bend; three step-daughters, Mrs . Raymond SHOUP, South Bend; Mrs. Dorothy HEINREICH, Benton Harbor, Mich., and Mrs. Phyllis HOLSTEIN, Homosassa Springs, Fla.; a brother, Wilbur [FEECE], Niles, Mich; a sister, Mrs. Daisy SLONAKER, Rochester; twenty-one grandchildren, and seven step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Saturday, September 7, 1968

Walter N. McGuire
Walter N. McGUIRE, 81, 130 East 14th street, a 42-year resident of Rochester, died unexpectedly at 12:30 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold (Alice) PERCIFIELD, in Columbus, where he had been visiting since Thursday.
A retired meat cutter, Mr. McGuire was born June 26, 1887 in Mexico, Ind., to Charles and Carrie KLINE McGUIRE. He was married in 1912 in Mexico to Doris CARSON. He had lived in Monon and Twelve Mile before moving to Rochester in 1926. He was a member of Grace United Methodist chuch.
Surviving with the wife and the daughter are a son, Dr. W. Carson McGUIRE, Rochester; four grandchildren; two brothers, Fred and Lyman [McGUIRE), both of Mexico; three sisters, Mrs. Alice MYERS, Frankort; Mrs. Lethel HEWARD, Chesterton, and Mrs. Martha SMITH, Peru; three half-sisters, and one half-brother. A daughter, Miss Frances "Tommy" McGUIRE, died Nov. 12, 1958.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 9, 1968

Lottie V. Jennens
Mrs. Lottie V. JENNENS, 72, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 9 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital of a heart attack. She had been a hospital patient four days.
She was born Feb. 16, 1896, in West Middleton, O., the daughter of Frank and Laura McFALL HOWARD, Sr. She resided in Rochester from 1930-47 and had been in the Akron area since 1961.
Also surviving are one son, [Albert Willis] "Al" JENNENS, Akron; two daughters, Mrs. William (Ruth) HELDT, Princeton, and Mrs. Robert (Betty) BIGLER, Hobart; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary VERNONI, Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Frances LEVISTER, Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Frank HOWARD, Jr., Tampa, Fla., and her father, Frank HOWARD, Sr., Tampa.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ruth Masterson
Wilma Ruth MASTERSON, 60, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 5 a.m. today at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne, where she was admitted last Monday. She had been ill since June 22 and in serious condition since Aug. 19.
Born Sept. 7, 1908 in Cass county, she was the daugher of Elmer and Donna MARSH EYTCHESON. She had lived near Fulton most of her life. She was married June 18, 1927 in Rochestr to Roy MASTERSON, who survives. She was a member of the Country club of Fulton and the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Don [MASTERSON], Lafayette; a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Betty Jo) ZIMPLEMAN, Kokomo; seven grandchildren; a brother, Ernest EYTCHESON, Truth or Consequences, N.M.; a sister, Mrs. James (Olive) UNDERWOOD, Albuquerque, N.M., and the mother, Mrs. Donna EYTCHESON, Fulton. The father died Jan. 9, 1965.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Phillip ISGRIGG officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

George W. Bolley
George W. BOLLEY, 83, Akron, died Saturday at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient five days after sustaining a stroke.
Born Jan. 19, 1885, at Morocco, he was the son of Thomas and Anna KORF BOLLEY and had resided in the Akron community since 1902. His marriage was in 1906 to Cleo JONTZ, who died in 1961. Mr. Bolley had been a farmer, contractor and stock buyer.
Surviving are one son, Joe [BOLLEY], Akron; and five sisters, Mrs. Mae SHIPLEY, Marion, O.; Miss Belle BOLLEY, R.R. 1, Roann; Mrs. Ethyl HARGER, R.R. 1, Roann; Mrs. Cora TEETER, North Manchester, and Mrs. Frieda PATTERSON, North Manchester. One sister preceded in death. Last rites were held this afternoon at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial was in the Akron cemetery.

Tuesday, September 10, 1968

Emma D. Louderback
Mrs. Emma D. LOUDERBACK, 98, 121 East Sixth street, a lifetime resident of Rochester and vicinity, died at 11 a.m. today at the Chase Manor nursing home in Logansport, where she was admitted March 5. She had been ill since breaking a hip last Dec. 15.
Born in Fulton county Aug. 1, 1870, she was the daughter of John and Jane SIMCOKE RHODES. She was married in Metea in 1889 to Francis M. LOUDERBACK, who died in 1935. Her husband operated the area's first automobile agency, having established it in 1907.
Surviving are a son, L.V.R. LOUDERBACK, Rochester; two grandchildren, Tad LOUDERBACK and Mrs. Gerald (Lyndia) DAMAS, both of Rochester; five great--grandchildren; a brother Claude RHODES, Metea, and nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Rolland MEINZER of Logansport, Mrs. Carl SHADINGER of Peru and Frank YUND of Detroit. A son, Harry R. [LOUDERBACK], died April 7, 1968. Also preceding in death were two sisters, Mrs. Bessie MARTIN and Martha YUND, and a brother, Riley RHODES.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Rochester First Baptist church with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 2 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from 1 p.m. Thursday until time of services.

John Peters
John PETERS, 68, who resided at Camp Shohola on the Tippecanoe river in Newcastle township, died at his home Tuesday after a long illness.
Born Sept. 20, 1899, in Starke county, he was the son of Henry and Amanda PETERS and had spent most of his life in the Rochester area. He was married March 6, 1935, at Plymouth, to Juanita CREIGHBAUM, who survives.
Mr. Peters was a carpenter by profession.
Also surviving are a half-brother, Archie McKEE, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 11, 1968

Robert V. Payne
Robert V. PAYNE, 62, R.R. 3, Peru, died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill three years.
He was born Dec. 20, 1905, in Miami county, the son of John L. and Laura ULMAN PAYNE. His marriage was Nov. 16, 1935, in Richland township, to Virginia AULT, who survives. A retired farmer, he lived in the Peru area 17 years, moving from Macy. He was a member of the Erie United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, Harold [PAYNE], of Rochester; two granddaughters; three brothers, Joseph PAYNE and Donald L. PAYNE, both of R.R. 2, Peru, and John W. PAYNE, R.R. 2, Argos, and one sister, Mrs. Josephine L. COOPER, St. Petersburg, Fla. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCain Country Chapel at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31. The Revs. Al KUNDUNRICH and R. E. DAWSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Leroy Bowersox
Leroy BOWERSOX, 85, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac where he had been a patient since Friday. He had been ill 18 months.
A retired farmer, he was born Nov. 16, 1882, in Sandusky, O., the son of Jefferson and Mary WALTERS BOWERSOX. His marriage was Aug. 11, 1908, in Rochester, to Goldie DUKES, who survives. Mr. Bowersox was a resident of this area 60 years.
Also surviving are two sons, Chester M. BOWERSOX of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Herbert H. BOWERSOX, of South Bend; five grandchildren, and five great-gandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home ater 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 12, 1968

Harvey Waymire
Harvey WAYMIRE, 81, one of the city's earliest telegraphers, died Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since June 5. Death came after an illness of a year. Mr. Waymire resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
His career as a telegraph operator began here in 1906 with Western Union. He was manager of the local office from 1912-17, when he enlisted in the Navy during World War I, also serving as a telegrapher. Since then, he was engaged in farming and in occasional telegraphy work.
Born Dec. 8, 1886, in this county, he was the son of Nelson and Mary BURNS WAYMIRE and had spent most of his life in this area. He was married Nov. 19, 1919, in Rochester, to Madge M. ANDERSON, who died Aug. 27, 1965. He was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Surviving is a cousin, John WERNER, R.R. 6, Rochester.
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Friday, September 13, 1968

[no obits]

Saturday, September 14, 1968

Elmer Reese
Elmer REESE, 84, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw following an illness of five years.
Born July 10, 1884 in Peru, he was the son of George W. and Eliza SPURGEON REESE. He was married June 29, 1929 in St. Joe, Mich., to Hazel SEBRING, who preceded in death. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Edna) HOFFMAN, Rochester; ten grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren. A daughter, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in he Franklin cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 16, 1968

Jack L. Poenix
Jack Lee POENIX, 25, R.R. 2, Winamac, died at 2 a.m. Sunday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Among the survivors are a step-brother, Virgil FORD, R.R. 5, Rochester and a cousin, Mrs. Kermit BIDDINGER, of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Star City.

Everett E. Lowe
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver for Everett E. LOWE, 70, R.R. 1, Culver, who died Saturday morning at his residence. The Rev. Claude KAISER will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery near Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
A retired employee of Culver Military academy, Mr. Lowe was born Oct. 10, 1897, in Indiana. His marriage was Aug. 7, 1917, to Bell HEDGES, who survives. He had resided in Culver eight years, moving from Monterey.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Margie CHANEY and Mrs. Irma J. THOMPSON, both of Monterey; Mrs. Virginia ADAMS, El Cajon, Cal., and Mrs. Bonita HARMON, Rochester; two sons, Harold [LOWE], of Rochester, and Alfred [LOWE], of Elkhart; twenty-one grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, September 17, 1968

Grace Stinson
Mrs. Grace STINSON, 85, Athens, died at 4:10 a.m. today in the Miller Nursing home following an illness of eight years. She was the mother of Dr. Dean K. STINSON, Rochester.
She was born Aug. 9, 1883, four iles west of Akron, the daughter of Jacob and Emma GRINDLE KING. Her marriage was March 9, 1904, in fulton county, to Dr. Arthur E. "Dick" STINSON. He died Feb. 14, 1957. Mrs. Stinson lived her entire life in Henry township. She was a member of the Athens United Methodist church, a 50-year member of the Eastern Star, The Rochester Woman's club, and the DAR. She was a graduate of Rochester university in 1902.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, Nancy SHAFER, Jacksonville, Ill.; Mrs. Anne CLAY, Rochester; Mrs. Barbara McGEE, Rochester Mrs. Patricia TROSIN, Dearborn, Mich.; two grandsons, Dean STINSON, San Antonio, Texas, and Steven STINSON, Vanderbilt university, Nashville, Tenn.; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lola BROWN, North Manchester, and Mrs. Ferol SKIDMORE, R.R. 2, Rochester, R.R. 2, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. One sister, Fay MEREDITH, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Susanna Reed
Mrs. Susanna REED, 70, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 3:15 p.m. Monday in the Miller Nursing home. She had been ill five years.
She was born Oct. 9, 1897, in Goshen, the daughter of Noah and Hannah EMMONS METZGER. Her first marriage was in 1914 to Martin S. HAZEL. He died several years ago. Her second marriage was in 1936 to Gilbert REED, who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Reed had lived in the Rochester area since 1950, moving from South Bend.
Surviving are one son, Lawrence S. HAZEL, R.R. 2, Goshen; two sisters, Mrs. Alta CHAMBERLINE, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Beatrice BONTRAGER, of Bristol; two brothers, Jesse [METZGER], of Goshen, and Forrest [METZGER], of Kokomo; one grandson, and six great-grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Lawrence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Middlebury cemetery at Middlebury.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, September 18, 1968

[no obits]

Thursday, September 19, 1968

Charlotte Phillips
Mrs. Hugh G. McMAHAN of Rochester has received word of the death of Mrs. O. (Charlotte) PHILLIPS of Alpine, Cal. Mrs. Phillips was learning to walk after breaking her hip when she suffered a stroke. She was the former Charlotte BLASINGHAM, a niece of he late Mrs. C. C. WOLF. Mrs. Phillips and her husband lived on West 10th street several years after purchasing the former Holman and Onstott store.

Friday, September 20, 1968

Bessie R. Johnson
Mrs. Bessie R. JOHNSON, 67, Culver, died at 3:10 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had bee ill two months.
She was born Dec. 23,1900 in Fulton county, the daughter of Schuyler C. and Lydia OWENS OVERMYER. Her marriage was Nov. 18, 1918, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Walter JOHNSON, who survives. Mrs. Johnson had lived in Culver since 1920. She was a member of the Culver Grace United Church of Christ and the Emily Jane Culver chapter of the Eastern Star.
Also surviving are one son, Walter JOHNSON, Jr., Mishawaka; two brothers, Clyde OVERMYER, Kewanna, and Rev. Loyd OVERMYER, of Ft. Wayne, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday i the Culver Grace Unitd Church of Christ. The Revs. Harold HOMAN and Charles HANEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon on Sunday and at the church prior to services.

Carl Floor
Carl FLOOR, 53, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died unexpectedly at 7:45 a.m. today in the Wabash county hospital. Rits are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Saturday, September 21, 1968

Carl R. Floor
Final rites for Carl Ralph FLOOR, 53, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Roy FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Floor died unexpectedly at 7:45 a.m. Friday at the Wabash county hospital in Wabash of a coronary attack.
Born March 8, 1915 in Fulton county, he was the son of Ralph and Marie IHNEN FLOOR. He had resided all his life in the Akron ara. He was married in 1934 to Bertha STAFFORD. He was a farmer and had worked at General Tire and Rubber company in Wabash the past year.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Nelson (Marcella) DRUDGE, R.R. 1, Roann, and Caroline [FLOOR], at home; two sons, Tom [FLOOR], R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and Gene [FLOOR], at home; four grandchildren; the parents, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; five brothers, Earl [FLOOR], R.R. 1, Akron; Richard [FLOOR], R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Harold [FLOOR], R.R. 2, North Manchester; Ralph [FLOOR], Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.; Eugene [FLOOR], Bryan, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Herman (Grace) HAINES, Noblesville, and Mrs. George (Ruth) RUDO, Muncie. Two children preceded in death.

Monday, September 23, 1968

Edna P. Holiday
Edna Pearl HOLIDAY, 63, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died early this morning in University hospital at Madison, Wis. She had been ill since May.
She was born Dec. 4, 1904, in Fulton county, the daughter of Daniel and Ida MONTGOMERY HOLIDAY. Miss Holiday was a retired employee of Memorial hospital in Logansport. She was a member of the Olive Banch United Methodist church and the Ladies Aid.
Survivors are one brother, Elmer HOLIDAY, R.R. 2, Kewanna; three nieces, Ellen COLWELL, Riverdale, Ga. Margo HOLIDAY, Kewanna, and Fern CARSON, Logansport; four nephews, Richard HOLIDAY, Rochester; David and Roger HOLIDAY, both of Kewanna, and Donald LUNSFORD, Nrrth Liberty; fifteen great-nieces and great-nephews. One sister, and one brother preceded in death.
Final arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimerman funeral home in Fulton.

Tuesday, September 24, 1968

L. Victoria Whittenberger
Mrs. L. Victoria WHITTENBERGER, 85, died Monday at 10:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for a week. Death came after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Whittenberger resided at 218 East 13th street.
A resident of this community for 56 years, Mrs. Whittenberger was born March 8, 1883, in Gaddistown, Ga., the daughter of Washington Smith and Mary Martha GARLEY CHASTAIN. She and her husband, the late Milton G. WHITTENBERGER, came to this city in 1912 from Oklahoma. The couple was married Sept. 26, 1906, in Indian territory, Oklahoma, where Mr. Whittenberger was employed as an Indian agent.
Mrs. Whittenberger was a member of the First Baptist church, Order of Eastern Star, Victoria Reading Circle and Daughters of American Revolution.
Surviving ar one daughter, Miss Mary WHITTENBERGER, Fort Wayne; three sons, Milton L. [WHITTENBERGER], Greencastle; John and Hubert [WHITTENBERGER], both of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Gardner GEORGE, Pompano Beach, Fla.; two brothers, James M. CHASTAIN, Atlanta, Ga., and Henry CHASTAIN, Whittier, Cal. six grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were two sisters and one brother.
Last rites will be Wednesday 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. today at the funeral home, where the Eastern Star will conduct its rites at 7:30 o'clock tonight.

Edna P. Holiday
Final rites for Mrs. Edna Pearl HOLIDAY, 63, R.R. 2, Kewanna, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate and burial will be in the Presbyterian Indian Creek cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Holiday died Monday morning in University hospital at Madixon, Wis., following a four-month illness.

H. Lisle Krieghbaum
H. Lisle KRIEGHBAUM, movie theatre owner in Rochester for 44 years and an active civic leader, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of a heart ailment. He had been hospitalized since Sept. 6.
Mr. Krieghbaum, who resided at 1008 Fulton avenue, was 73 years of age.
He had been associated in the movie business since Feb. 14, 1924, when he and his brother, the late Charles KRIEGHBAUM, opened the Char-Bell theatre here. He became sole owner in 1934. The theatre's name was changed to Times in 1941, when the Alliance Theatre corporation assumed ownership. Mr. Krieghbaum had continued to manage the business most of the intervening years.
From its inception, the Char-Bell and Times was the city's leading movie theatre and consistently brought the latest and best of Hollywood's film products to the community.
A 1923 graduate of Indiana university, where he lettered in both football and basebell, Mr. Krieghbaum served in the Army medical corps during World War I and was charter member of the local American Legion Post.
For many years he was an active participant in Rochester civic affairs. He served as a City Councilman, member of the Rochester school board, and was an organizer in the establishment of City Park and founded the city's first softball league activity.
A charter member of the Rochester Kiwanis club, Mr. Krieghbaum had a long record of service to this organization. He had 39 years of perfect attendance at club meetings, was past president and district lieutenant-governor of Kiwanis.
Mr. Krieghbaum also was an active member of the Grace United Methodist church. An accomplished singer, he had performed professionally in his younger days and for 45 years was a leading member of the Grace choir, being a featured soloist much of that time.
Born Dec. 8, 1894, in St. Joseph county, Mr. Krieghbaum was the son of Ivo and Clara FOLK KRIEGHBAUM and came to this city in 1923 after graduating from I.U. His marriage was June 14, 1918, to Ruth EWERT, who survives. The couple observed their 50th wedding anniversary the past summer.
Also surviving are one son, William R. [KRIEGHBAUM], Middletown, N.J.; one daugher, Mrs. Tucker (Patricia) MADAWICK, Indianapolis; a brother, Iden M. KRIEGHBAUM, Econdido, Cal.; six grandsons, Michael, James and Steve MADAWICK, Joseph, Kurt and David KRIEGHBAUM, and two granddaughters, Margaret Ruth and Mary Elizabeth MADAWICK.
Last rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Grace United Methodist church with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and at the church an hour prior to the service.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund or to the Grace church choir fund.

Dustin Allen Nichols
Graveside services were conducted at 3 p.m. today in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Dustin Allen NICHOLS, infant son of William and Joann BUTLER NICHOLS, R.R. 4, Rochester. He died at 12:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital from respiratory failure. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiated. Arrangements were in charge of the Zimmerman Brothers funeral ome.
Surviving with he parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl NICHOLS, R.R. 4, Rochester; the matrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon BUTLER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Effie NICHOLS, of Winamac.

Wednesday, September 25, 1968

Eileen Peterson
Eileen PETERSON, 73, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had een ill six years and seriously ill five weeks.
She was born Jan. 27, 1895 in Henry township, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Loretta NICHOLS KINDIG. Her marriage was Feb. 16, 1916, in Rochester to Ransford L. PETERSON, who survives. She lived most of her life in Fulton county except for two years spent in Bourbon. She was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God, Newcastle Farm Bureau and the SEE club.
Also surviving are two sons, Maurice J. PETRSON, R.R. 2, Rocheter, and Arthur Dale PETERSON, Orange Vale, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie WAGONER, Rochester; Mrs. Joe (Donna Jean) BOGANWRIGHT, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Mrs. Neil (Shirley Ann) McCREARY, Bloomington; eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Albert A. DUKE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Media E. Walters
Mrs Media Ellen WALTERS, 82, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since June 11. She had been ill since November.
She was born Aug. 1, 1886, in Kosciusko county, the daughter of George and Louvisa SHELLEY HOLLOWAY. Her marriage was Mar. 1, 1904, in Rochester, to Charles E. WALTERS, who survives. Mrs. Walters lived the majority of her life in Fulton county. She was a member of th Sand Hill Methodist church, Naomi Chapter 859, Rebekah lodge, and the Home Demonstration club.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edith OVERMYER, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. James (Bernice) CUMMINS, and Mrs. Anna DeMARCO, both of Rochester; three sons, Harold WALTERS, R.R. 1, Akron; Ernest WALTERS, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Elmer WALTERS, R.R. 2, New Haven; one sister, Mrs. Harvey (Mae) COLEMAN, Rochester; three brothers, Elvin HOLLOWAY, R.R. 6, Rochester; Harry HOLLOWAY, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Enose HOLLOWAY, South Bend; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren, five sisters, and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. J. Robert Painter
Word has been received of the unexpected death of Mrs. J. Robert PAINTER, who died at her residence, 6125 Mildwood Driver, Fort Wayne, late Monday evening. She was the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Jacques PHELPS of Lake Manitou and Belleville, Ill.
Mrs. Painter's husband was the owner of the Ellettsville motel until it was destroyed by fire two years ago. He is now buyer for the Perfect Goods company. He and his family had spent their vacations at the Phelps cottage on Country Club drive for many years.

Thursday, September 26, 1968 to Saturday, September 28, 1968

[no obits]

Monday, September 30, 1968

Ralph R. Rhodes
Ralph R. RHODES, 74, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 6:45 p.. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient 10 days. He had been ill four years.
A retired farmer, he was born May 1, 1894, in Claypool, the son of Daniel and Arnetta KAMP RHODES. His marriage was Dec. 23, 1938, at North Manchester, to Hazel WERTENBERGER FLITCRAFT, who survives. He lived most of his life in the Roann area.
Also surviving are one foster daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty) CLEVENGER, North Manchester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Forrest (Myrtle) KEMKER, Andrews, and Mrs. Fred (Edith) JACOBSEN, Roann; two step-sons, Allen FLITCREAFT, Cleveland, and Walter FLITCRAFT, Roann; one granddaughter, whom they raised, Mrs. David (Phyllis) BARETT, Roann; three grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie BAHNEY, Akron, and Mrs. Cynthia FRITZ, Rochester, and one brother, Ted DILSAVER, Tuscon, Ariz. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. LAMPTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Michael Hughes and
Susan Hughes
Three boys whom police say admitted wiring a rag on a furnace exhaust pipe which resulted in the deaths of a newlywed couple who were recent graduates of Akron high school have been released to their parents.
The boys, who were not identified, said they were good friends and former classmates of Michael and Susan [BROWN] HUGHES, who died of gas fumes in the cottage at Hill Lake, 10 miles southwest of Warsaw between Claypool and Silver Lake.
Michael, 20, and his 19-year-old bride, the former Susan BROWN, were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in their honeymoon cottage at noon Friday, a week after they were married in the Silver Lake Pentecostal church.
Double funeral services were conducted this afternoon in the same church and burial was in the Lake View cemetery at Silver Lake.
Michael was a 1967 graduate of Akron high school and Susan was graduated from the same school last spring. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. HUGHES, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and she was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Robie BROWN, R.R. 1, Claypool.
State Police Detective Norman PIERCE of Columbia City said he believes the three teenagers did not realize the seriousness of covering the furnace vent. He said they apparently thought the fumes would cause only discomfort to the couple.
The boys also overturned furniture in the cottage and took fuses from the fuse box as a practical joke on the newly-weds.
The three youths were seen at the cottage early last week by Mrs. Mary BEHNY, a neighbor. She told police she was not concerned, since she believed the boys were just going to play a joke on the couple.
The bodies were found by Mrs. Behny and by Joe A. LUSHER, who looks aftr the cottage for his deceased brother. The two became concerned after having seen no movement around the dwelling after the couple returned to it Wednesday.
All information regarding the incident is to be turned over to the Kosciusko county prosecutor, police said.

William L. Fugate
William Lee FUGATE, a former Rochester resident, died at 5 a.m. Saturday in University hospital at Madison, Wis. He is the son of Mrs. May FUGATE, Rochester, and the brother of Mrs. Carl CRABILL, R.R. 4, Rochester.
He was born Jan. 6, 1902, the son of May and James FUGATE. His marriage was in 1948 to Mary KROCH, who survives.
Also surviving are two nephews and three step-children.
Final rites will be in Madison, Wis., Monday.

Carl Van Trump
Carl "Tony" Van TRUMP, former editor of The Sentinel who had spent 49 years in the newspaper profession, died Saturday at the age of 79 years of a heart attack.
His death came at 6:05 p.m. in his home, 214 West 11th street. Mr. Van Trump suffered from a heart ailment the past nine years but had remained active and his death was unexpected.
Since retiring as news editor of The Sentinel on June 30, 1956, Mr. Van Trump had conducted his own insurance business. He also served from 1956-59 as building commissioner for the Rochester City Plan Commission.
Mr. Van Trump was editor of The Sentinel from 1941 through 1952 but had served this newspaper in various editorial capacities from 1924 until his retirement 32 years later.
He was the last of three Van Trump brothers who left an idelible mark upon the city's publishing and printing history. Floyd "Pete" Van TRUMP, who died in 1956, was co-founder of The New-Sentinel (now the Sentinel) in 1924 but had published three other newspapers before that time. The other brother, Harold "Hurd" [Van TRUMP], was the crusading editor of The Sentinel, The Fulton County Sun and, later, The Daily News. Harold died in 1932. "Pete" and Carl were associated with him in these ventures.
Carl Van Trump first entered the newspaper business in 1907 at the age of 19 as a printer's devil at The Sentinel, then published by Henry A. BARNHART. Brother "Pete" was foreman of the shop. Carl soon advanced to ad composer and job printer.
In 1912, he spent a year on the staff of The Argus-Bulletin at LaPorte but returned to Rochester to open a job printing plant over what now is Scheiber's Shoe Store. During this time, he also put his mechanical ability to use by servicing and erecting Linotype machines in cities throughout northern Indiana. since each machine has some 5,000 parts, this was no easy task or one that is mastered in quick time.
When The News-Sentinel was formed in 1924 by the merger of The Daily News, owned by his two brothers, and of Barnhart's Sentinel, Mr. Van Trump joined the staff as city editor and remained for the next 32 years. The paper resumed the name of The Sentinel in 1961.
Author during this long period of the popular "This 'n That" weekly column, Mr. Van Trump also was a keen observer of the local scene and had an irrefutable and inexhaustible store of community history within his memory. During three decades, he influenced many local youngsters to pursue newspaper work and he maintained a lively interest in community progress.
Born in Rochester on Oct. 24, 1888, he was the son of Jacob and Lavina REED Van TRUMP. He was married July 25, 1910, in this city to Susie Fay HULSE, who survives.
Mr. Van Trump was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Moose lodge, Elks lodge, Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Fulton County Conservation club. He served two terms on the board of directors of he Chamber of Commerce.
An ardent golfer until ill health forced him to reduce this activity in 1959 he was active in the affairs of the Rochester country club and in 1958 was honored for his contributions to golf at the club's annual July Fourth golf tournament.
Mr. Van Trump was an agile athlete in his younger days, earning some repute as a baseball shortstop for independent teams and as a referee in a semi-pro basketball circuit known as the Rochester Athletic Association. He also was a standout table tennis player when that sport was an intercity league activity in this area 40 years ago.
Possessor of a rich baritone voice, he also had sung in choirs of the Baptist and Presbyterian churches. He attended the First Baptist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Van TRUMP, Rochester; and three nieces, Mrs. Elizabeth LICHTENWALTER and Ms. Fred. (Helen) RITCHIE, both of Rochester, and Mrs. William (Ann) BURR, Cleveland, O.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Milo J. Fawley
Milo J. FAWLEY, 70, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 10 a.m. Saturday. He was dead upon arrival at Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw.
He was born Jan. 23, 1898, in Palestine, the son of William and Nancy HINKLE FAWLEY. His marriage was to Mildred Elizabeth DUNNUCK. She died in 1956. He was an employee of the King Memorial home in Mentone and the King Furniture and Carpet company at Mentone. Mr. Fawley was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church, Mentone Lions club, the Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are two sons, Jack and Howard [FAWLEY], both of Mentone; two brothers, Clifford [FAWLEY], Fort Wayne, and Doyle [FAWLEY], of Bourbon; five sisters, Mrs. Helen PECK and Mrs. Maxine KAWALCZYK, both of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Claude (Delta) LEWIS, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Edna JOHNSON, Warsaw, and Blanche [FAWLEY], of Fort Wayne, and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Revs. Glenn R. CAMPTON, and Garrett PHILLIPS will offficiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Kathrin Schmidt
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Bernard (Kathrin) SCHMIDT who died of a heart attack enroute from her work to her home in Metuchen, New Jersey Friday evening. She was the aunt of Billy A. McKEE, Rochester.
She was born Mar. 22, 1905, in Rochester, the daugher of Albert and Eliza ROUCH McKEE. Her marriage was in Janary 1927, to Bernard SCHMIDT, who survives. She was a graduate of Rochester high school and South Bend Business college. She lived in Rochester until moving to South Bend in 1923. Her brother, Brant R. McKEE, was a lifelong resident of Rochester.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Besse SHEPHERD, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Mrs. Agnes HOGOBOOM, Culver; two sons, James and Joseph [SCHMIDT], and nine grandchildren.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Saint Francis Catholic church in Metuchen, New Jersey.

Tuesday, October 1, 1968

Hugh Mathias
Hugh MATHIAS, 69, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 7:35 a.m. today in Home hospital at Lafayette. Arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, October 2, 1968

Nettie Carr
Mrs. Nettie CARR, 85, 118 West Fifth street, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Sept. 15. She had been ill three years and serious two weeks.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, she was born Aug. 19, 1883, in Hannibal, Mo. the daugher of John and Ida JOLIFF LOWE. Her marriage was Oct. 31, 1908, in Rochester, to Fred S. CARR. He died Feb. 14, 1946. Mrs. Carr was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Rochester and the Mothers of World War II.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) NEWELL, Mrs. Paul (Clarabelle) ROCKWELL, and Mrs. Dale (Madge) MILLISER, all of Rochester, and Mrs. William (Ida Katherine) CUTSHAW, Boise, Ida.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Cleo (Louise) DRUDGE, Rochester; two sons, Clarence CARR, of Logansport, and Westel CARR, of Rochester; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ossie CLEVENGER, Fulton, and one brother, C. W. "Pete" LOWE, Clearwater, Fla.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Hugh Mathias
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Hugh Z. MATHIAS, 69, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Tuesday in Home hospital, Lafayette. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.
A farmer and lifetime resident of this area, he was born Dec. 23, 1898, near Fulton, the son of Charles and Eunice SHELTON MATHIAS. His marriage was May 16, 1925, in Michigan, to Clara DALE, who survives. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Laura) YOUNG, Crawfordsville; one son, James Dale MATHIAS, Sr., Rochester; five grandchildren, Rosemarie, James, Melvin and Manford MATHIAS, and Stephen YOUNG; one foster-grandson, Tommy CANTERBURY YOUNG; two brothers, Herman [MATHIAS], Fort Wayne, and Ernest [MATHIAS], R.R. 6, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.

Omer W. Calloway
Omer W. "Bill" CALLOWAY, 67, Macy, died unexpectedly at his residence at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday. He had been ill ten years.
He was born July 9, 1901, in Miami county, the son of Willard G. and Lucretia BRIGGS CALLOWAY. His marriage was in 1923, to Mary SKINNER, who died in November, 1964. A retired foreman of the fertilizer plant for the Indiana Farm Bureau Co-Op, he had lived in the Macy community four years, moving from Indianapolis.
Surviving are two brothers, Forest CALLOWAY, Macy, and Glen R CALLOWAY, R.R. 2, Macy.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCain funeral home in Denver. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 3, 1968 to Friday, October 4, 1968

[no obits]

Saturday, October 5, 1968

Elsie M. Sampson
Elsie May SAMPSON, 73, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 3 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 10 days. She had been ill two years.
Born Oct. 15, 1895 in Brownstown, Ind., she was first married to Oscar ALEXANDER, who preceded in death. One Oct. 14, 1950, she married Ernest J. SAMPSON, who survives. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Virginia) LINNENS, Goleta, Cal., and Mrs. Woodford (Dorothy) SMITH, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Curg (Nellie) DEVERS, Noblesville, and three brothers, Irvin BRADLEY, Kokomo; Raymond and Roy BRADLEY, both of Frankfort. A son died in 1939.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zables funeral home in Brownstown and burial will be in the Brownstown cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here from 2-9 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call Monday afternoon at the Zables funeral home.

Monday, October 7, 1968

Pearl Quick
Miss Pearl QUICK, 74, Athens, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Tuesday. Death came after a long illness that became serious two days before.
Born Dec. 7, 1893, near Rochester, the daughter of Hubert and Adda CAMERER QUICK, Miss Quick had lived in this community her entire life. She attended the United Methodist church at Athens.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Jesse (Grace) BURNS, Athens, and three nephews, Emerson E. BURNS, Akron; James Hubert BURNS, Indianapolis, and Howard D. BURNS, Tipton.
Last rites will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Charles I. Carter
Charles Issac CARTER, 75, North Manchester, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday in the Wabash County hospital. He had been ill six years.
A resident of Rochester 12 years, he was born Sept. 24, 1893, in Friend, Neb., the son of the Rev. and Mrs. R. G. CARTER. His marriage was Dec. 2, 1914, in York, Neb., to Julia M. McDUFFEE, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Art CARTER, Wabash; Gene CARTER, South Whitley, and Kenneth CARTER, North Manchester; two daughters, Miss Alice FISHER, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Eugene MORRIS, Wabash; one foster son, M. S. McDUFFEE, Bronkbow, Neb.; two sisters, Miss Edith CARTER, York, Neb., and Mrs. Fred LEE, Pawnee, Neb.; twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the DeLaughter mortuary at North Manchester. The Rev. Glenn WAGONER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairfield cemetery at North Mahchester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles H. McCrackin and
Martha J. McCrackin
Fullton county's first double fatality accident in 16 months took the lives of a South Bend man and his wife and injured an Akron man critically at 2:45 p.m. Sunday on Ind. 14 three-fourths of a mile west of Akron.
The fatalities were the fifth and sixth this year on Fulton county roads.
Killed were Charles H. McCRACKIN, 69, South Bend, and Mrs. Martha J. McCRACKIN, 71. He suffered fractures of both legs and both arms, a skull fracture and internal injuries. Mrs. McCrackin had almost identical injuries.
Listed in "critical" condition this morning at St. Joseph memorial hospital in South Bend is Thomas J. FEAR, 38, R.R. 2, Akron. He suffered three compound fractures of one leg, fractures of the other leg, a severe fracture of the jaw and chest injuries.
Mrs. McCrackin, the former Martha J. ZIMPLEMAN, was born in Kewanna March 10, 1896. Her husband was born in Knox in June, 1898. They had lived near Rochester after their marriage, moving to South Bend in 1951.
The accident occurred as McCrackin was driving a 1961 Studebaker west on Ind. 14, and Fear was going East in a 1955 Buick. State police said Fear had just crossed the Erie Lackawanna tracks and was rounding a curve to his right when his car crossed the center line. The vehicles collided head-on in the middle of McCrackin's lane.
Mrs. McCrackin was thrown from her car on impact and her body landed 42 feet from the crash site. Her husband was thrown from the car as it came to a stop seconds after the accident. Fear was pinned in his vehicle and was removed by ambulance personnel from Akron.
Dr. William RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, pronounced te couple dead at the scene. Officers investigating were State Trooper Donald SMITH, Sheriff Homer CARR and Deputy Sheriff Richard ADAMSON.
Trooper Smith said the blacktop road was wet because of Sunday's intermittent rains. Neither car was equipped with seat belts, he said. The accident still is under investigation.
Mrs. McCrackin is survived by four sisters, Miss Mollie ZIMPLEMAN and Mrs. Dessie DENTON, both of Fulton county; Mrs. Bertie SPENCER, South Bend, and Mrs. Leona GARMAN, Mishawaka. Mr. McCrackin is survived by a sister, Mrs. Grace JACKSON, Kankakee, Ill.
Survivors of the couple are a son, William [McCRACKIN], South Bend; a daughter, Mrs. David ABRAHAM, North Manchester, and five grandchildren.
The bodies were taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here and will be removed to the Bilancio-Guisinger Colonial Chapel, 3718 South Michigan street; friends may call from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday. Double services will be at the chapel at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial plans are incomplete.

Tuesday, October 8, 1968

Roy C. Jochim
Word has been received of the death Saturday night in Chicago of Roy C. JOCHIM, River Grove, Ill., whose wife is the former Ethel FREESE of Leiters Ford. Mr. and Mrs. Jochim had spent several summers near Camp Shohola in Newcastle township. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Robert KLINE, Mrs. Emery DAVIS and Mrs. Paul BURNS.

Lozier D. Rice
Lozier D. RICE, 78, North Manchester, died at 2:15 a.m. today in the Wabash County hospital, following a nine-year illness. He was the father of Mrs. James SHULTZ, Rochester.
A lifelong resident of North Manchester, he was born April 7, 1890, at North Manchester, the son of Arthur and Clara SCHOOLCRAFT RICE. His marriage was Mar. 2, 1911, to Ruth WINESBURG, who survives. Mr. Rice was a retired photographer and a member of the Zion Lutheran church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Phyllis) KRIEG, North Manchester; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One son, Donald [RICE], and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bender Funeral home in North Manchester. The Rev. Homer OGLE and Daniel HAMLIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 9, 1968

Roy O. Sheetz
Roy O. SHEETZ, 64, R.R. 4, Rochester, owner and operator of the Sheetz Machine and Welding Shop in Rochester, died at 3:40 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend. He was a patient three days and had been ill two months.
A lifetime resident of the Rochester area, he was a deputy sheriff 20 years before retiring from that position. Mr. Sheetz was born April 19, 1904, in Fulton county, the son of John A. and Ida GOSS SHEETZ. His marriage was May 16, 1927, at Crown Point, to Phyllis SMITH. She died in April, 1968.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Warren (Charlene) COLE, Syracuse, N.Y.; two sons, John [SHEETZ], of Nyona Lake, and Steven [SHEETZ], of Galveston; four grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer SHEETZ, Akron, and Ralph SHEETZ, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz Funeral home in Akron. Dr. S. Herbert BESS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the heart fund.

Golda E. Arthur
Golda E. ARTHUR, 75, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 12:55 a.m. today in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. She had been ill ten years.
She was born Mar. 1, 1893 at Shoals, Ind., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William WILCOXSON. Her marriage was in 1920 to Lawrence ARTHUR. Mrs. Arthur was a member of the Methodist church in Peru, the Old Rails Auxiliary and the Peru Garden club.
Surviving are two sons, Elwood [ARTHUR], of Akron, and Richard [ARTHUR], of Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Pat ROSE, Logansport, and Mrs. John BUSSARD, Akron; four brothers, Noah WILCOXSON, Mattoon, Ill.; Joseph WILCOXSON, Atwood, Ill., Frank WILCOXSON, Shoals; and Hobart WILCOXSON, LooGootee; four sisters, Mrs. Claude HILL, Peru; Mrs. John SANDERS, Arcola, Ill.; Mrs. Kissie HOPKINS; and Mrs. Blanche DAINES, both of Tuscola, Ill.; eighteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Drake-Flowers chapel in Peru. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Thursday.

Cora A. Hendrickson
Cora A. HENDRICKSON, 84, Kewanna, died at 1:55 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
She was born July 6, 1884, in Wayne township, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth HARRIGAN McLOCHLIN. Her marriage was Oct. 21, 1908, to Frank HENDRICKSON, who survides. Mrs. Hendrickson was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic church in Kewanna.
Also surviving are one son, Robert [HENDRICKSON], R.R. 3, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Frank TIETZ, North Judson, and Mrs. Calvin MILLER, Washington, Pa.; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lawrence HOLLAND, Rochester; Mrs. William SHEETZ, Lafayette, and Sister M. FABIANA, Hammond; three brothers, Albert McLOCHLIN, Star City; William McLOCHLIN, Monterey, and John McLOCHLIN, Rochester. Two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Anne's Catholic church in Kewanna. The Rev. Father Joseph CLAUSS will officiate. Burial will be in St. Anne's cemetery near Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 7 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday.

Eva M. Marlow
Mrs. Eva May MARLOW, 85, 117 East Fifth street, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Miller Nursing home following an illness of six years.
Mrs. Marlow was born Sept. 5, 1883, in Frankfort, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald KOONTZ. Her first marraige was to Ralph BLUE, who preceded in death. Her second marriage was to Jesse MARLOW, who survives. She had lived in Rochester six years, moving from Culver. She was a member of the United Methodist church in Peru.
Surviving are one grandson, Robert L. BLUE, R.R. 3, Kokomo, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ruth BLUE, of Rochester, two great-grandchildren, Greg and Linda [BLUE], of Kokomo. One son Robert [BLUE], preceded in death in 1962.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Foster and Good funeral home. The Rev. V. L. GARNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

George C. Nuell
George C. NUELL, 51, 418 East Tenth steeet, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at his residence following a two year illness.
He was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Mentone, the son of George W. and Nora HALL NUELL. He lived most of his life in the Rochester area and until the time of his illness was an automobile body repairman. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean war.
Surviving are two brothers, Alvin D. NUELL, Rochester, and Albert C. NUELL, of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Ralph (Glenrose) BUNN, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. He will be assisted by the American Legion and the VFW.
Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery in Kosciusko county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Berlin H. Paschall
Berlin H. PASCHALL, 65, Lake Manitou, died unexpectedly of a heart attack suffered at his residence at 4 a.m. today.
A retired farmer, he was active in raising and training sulky horses.
He was born Jan. 11, 1903, in Rochester, the son of Carl and Elma May WINES PASCHALL. His marriage was Jan. 6, 1940, in Rochester to Lillian W. BLACKBURN, who survives. Mr. Paschall came to Lake Manitou in 1967, moving from Leiters Ford where he had resided 17 years. He resided in Hammond from 1939 to 1947, where he operated an automobile agency.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ralph (Gretchen) LEININGER, Akron; his step-father, Claude BRUBAKER, Sr., Rochester; two step-brothers, Arthur and Claude BRUBAKER, Jr., both of Rochester; one step-sister, Mrs. Fred (Henrietta) FERGUSON, Rochester and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Shelly Kay Rentschler
Shelly Kay RENTSCHLER, 2, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 11 p.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital at South Bend, from injuries suffered in a fall from a livestock feeder Wednesday at 4 p.m.
She was born Feb. 10, 1966, in Rochester, the daughter of Jim and Doneta RIEMENSCHNEIDER RENTSCHLER.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Wayne and Dale [RENTSCHLER], both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nellie RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Fulton; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elgy RENTSCHLER, R.R. 6, Rochester, and the maternal grandfather, Elmer LOWNES, Logansport.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton United Methodist church. The Rev. Phillip ISGRIGG will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lois Mae Welch
Lois Mae WELCH, 73, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 10:15 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Donald GRACE, Rochester. She had been ill three years.
She was born Feb. 2, 1895, in Cass county, the daughter of Charles and Minnie GRONINGER. Her marriage was in June, 1946, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Jesse Nathan WELCH. Mrs. Welch had lived in the Rochester area three years, moving from Niles, Mich. She was a Gold Star mother and a member of the Nazarene church of Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Mary June) GRACE, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Thelma) SCOTT, Logansport; seven sons, Joesph CLEMENTS, Lake Cicott; Charles CLEMENTS, Los Angeles; Lewis LEE, Laporte; James ANDREWS, Burnettsville; Howard LEE and Maurice CLEMENTS, both of South Bend; six sisters, Mrs. B. F. SEMPER, and Mrs. Sullivan VESH, both of Hallandale, Fla.; Mrs. Mabel CORCORAN, Mrs. Agnes FULTON, Mrs. Ruth LAYMON, and Mrs. Alice DEANE, all of Logansport; one brother, Taylor GRONINGER, Lawrence, Kansas; three step-sons, Nathan WELCH, and Omar WELCH, both of Niles, Mich., and Jesse WELCH, Jr., with the U.S. Navy. One son, Gerald, preceded in death in 1950.
Final rites will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. M. B. KENT will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Brook cemetery at Niles, Mich. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Maxine Remy
Mrs. Maxine REMY, 71, 1203 Hill street, died in her home at 7 p.m. Friday of a heart attack. She had been in failing health since 1952.
She was born July 4, 1897, near Leesburg, the daugher of Allen and Jennie STOOKEY RUPLE. Her marriage was on July 9, 1921, in Goshen, to Harold REMY, who survives. A member of the First Christian church of Rochester, she had resided in Rochester since 1928, moving from Warsaw.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Wanda) ZIMMER, Coldwater, Mich.; one son, Robert "Spud" REMY, Maumee, Ohio; four grandchildren; a brother, Charles RUPLE, of Decatur, Mich.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Christian Church. The Rev. Joseph E. PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11:30 a.m. Monday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Monday, October 14, 1968

Nellie F. Julian
Mrs. Nellie F. JULIAN, 82, Mentone, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
Born March 16, 1886 near Urbana, O., she was the daughter of George and Mary Ann CREAKBAUM McFARLAND. She had lived in the Mentone area since the age of three and in Mentone for 39 years. She was married Feb. 12, 1900 to Eli JULIAN, who died in 1954. She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are a son, Clarence [JULIAN], Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Neva) BRUNER, R.R. 1, Claypool, and Mrs. Earl (Lela) BESSON, Mentone; ten grandchildren, and twelty-eight great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home at Mentone with Brother Stanley DAY officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 15, 1968

Ida Van Blaricum
Mrs. Ida [Van BLARICUM], 90, native of Rochester, died Monday morning at her home, 87 Isa Avenue, Chicago Heights, Ill., after a lingering illness.
She was born in this city Nov. 12, 1877, the daughter of Alfred and Sarah GOOD EYTCHESON and had resided in Chicago Heights for the past 71 years. Surviving is a brother, Thomas EYTCHESON, Chicago.
Memorial services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Spindler and Koelling chapel, 15th street and Otto boulevard in Chicago Heights.

Clara E. Polk
Mrs. Clara E. POLK, 86, Kendallville, mother of Lewis POLK of Rochester and a former resident of this city, died at 11 a.m. Monday at the McCray Memorial hospital in Kendallville.
Born Aug. 15, 1882 in Atwood, she was the daughter of Abraham and Martha RENFROW GOBLE. She was married July 23, 1905 to Lewis POLK, who died Dec. 23, 1953. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist church in Kendallville, where she had resided one year. Mrs. Polk had resided most of her live near Warsaw and in Rochester.
Surviving are six sons, Lewis [POLK], Jr., Rochester; Robert [POLK], Port Washington, N.Y.; Charles [POLK], South Bend; William [POLK], Muncie; Donald [POLK], Denver, Colo., and Cecil [POLK], Stoney Brook, Long Island, N.Y.; A daughter Mrs. Robert DAVENPORT, Kendallville; seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-six great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Martha GELBAUGH of Rochester, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hide funeral home, Kendallville, and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 16, 1968

[no obits]

Thursday, October 17, 1968

Vernie Lewis
Winamac, Ind. (AP) - Mrs. Vernie LEWIS, whose law officer-husband was slain in a jail=break a hear ago, died Tuesday in the Winamac hospital. She was the widow of Pulaski County Sheriff Milo LEWIS.

Friday, October 18, 1968

[no obits]

Saturday, October 19, 1968

Kenneth L. Meredith
Kenneth L. MEREDITH, 67, Hill Lake (north of Silver Lake), died at 6:50 p.m. Friday in the Murphy Medical Center ar Warsaw of injuries suffered in a traffic accident Oct. 6 on Ind. 15 at the Hill Lake road.
Born Oct. 18, 1901 in Akron, he was the son of Henry and Viola BELL MEREDITH. He was married Nov. 1, 1944 to Eleanor GOODWIN, who survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Phyllis SHOWALTER, Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Bessie BARNES, Ossian, and a brother, Donald [MEREDITH], of California.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. Other arrangements are incomplete.

Edward S. Lang
Edward S. "Marvin" LANG, 44, R.R. 3, Elkhart, died of an industrial accident at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Sellers Manufacturing company in Wakarusa, where he was a painter.
A steel girder slipped from a hoist and fell onto his head.
Born July 12, 1924 in Pasadena, Cal., he was the son of Edward and Daisy LANG. He moved to Plymouth in 1966 and had lived near Elkhart for three months. He was married to Wanda IRWIN in Argos July 11, 1948. She survives. He attended the Wesleyan Methodist church in Plymouth.
Surviving with the wife are the step-mother, Mrs. Edward LANG, Bethany, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo SAFFELL, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Marita PRETZER, Colorado Springs, Colo., and a brother, Charles [LANG], of California.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert L. KENWORTHY officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, October 21, 1968

Donald G. Wagoner
Word has been received of the death of Donald G. WAGONER, 70, Niles, Mich. He was born and reared in Fulton county. Among the survivors are six brothers, Raymond, Merl, Russel, Robert, and Frederick [WAGONER], all of R.R. 6, Rochester, and Clifford [WAGONER], West Third street. Services will be at the Halbritter and Sween funeral home in Niles at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

William P. Madary
William Paul MADARY, 77, R.R. 2, Rochester, on the north shore of Lake Manitou, died at 4:50 a.m. today in Dukes hospital at Peru. He had been ill five weeks.
He was born Aug. 13, 1891, in Fulton county, the son of Albert and Susan ZABST MADARY. He had lived at Lake Manitou the past three years, moving from Peru, where he resided 44 years. His marriage was Jan. 1, 1913, in Fulton to Olive AUSTIN, who survives. Mr. Madary retired from the C&O Railroad company in March, 1962 following 40 years of service. He was a member of the United Methodist church in Peru.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Burton (Josephine) WEBSTER, R.R. 1, Macy; one son, William P. MADARY, Jr., Kokomo; two grandsons, Jerry WEBSTER, R.R. 1, Macy, and William P. MADARY, Kokomo; one brother, Herbert MADARY, Peru, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery at Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Ethel M. Knauff
Mrs. Ethel May KNAUFF, 79, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill five weeks.
She was born Nov. 18, 1889, in Cass county, the daughter of Frank and Rebecca FRIEND RABER. Her marriage was May 13, 1910, in Miami county, to Charles R. KNAUFF, who survives.
Mrs. Knauff was a resident in the Macy area 58 years, moving from Cass county. She was a graduate of the Coon school in Union township and studied voice at Rochester Normal college. She was a member of Perrysburg Baptist church and the Missionary circle of that church; the Peru Garden club and the Peru WCTU.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gladys BRANDT, of Rochester; a son, Marvin D. KNAUFF, North Manchester; four grandchildren; two brothers, Deo K. RABER, Perrysburg, and Guy RABER, Roann. One son and six brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Country chapel, McCain funeral home, at U.S. 31 and Indiana 16. The Revs. Jack YARIAN and Kenn FREELAND will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 22, 1968

George S. Duff
George S. DUFF, 64, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 7 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
He was born Mar. 7, 1904, in Roann, the son of George W. and Ellanora HELVEY DUFF. His marriage was Oct. 27, 1928, at Plymouth to Ada THOMPSON, who survives. Mr. Duff had lived in the Plymouth area five years, moving from Argos. A retired employee of the Studebaker corporation he had been employed by the state highway department of Marshall county. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee Conservation club.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Mark (Janis) DUNLAP, Argos; two sons, Gary DUFF, Plymouth, and James DUFF, Granger; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Harry (Eva) MASTELLER, Akron; Mrs. Oren (Susannah) MUSSELMAN, Macy, and Mrs. Charles (Louise) EBINGTON, Lake Worth, Fla., and one brother, Ralph DUFF, Hillman, Mich.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Joseph BEAR will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery southwest of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, October 23, 1968

Thad A. Metheny
Bourbon, Ind. (AP) - Thirteen-month-old Thad A. METHENY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell METHENY of R.R. 2, Bourbon, was killed when a car driven by his mother skidded on rain-slick Indiana 331, and struck a utility pole just north of this Marxhall County community.
Mrs. Metheny, 21, and a young girl passenger, Lynn A. HILL, Bourbon, were hospitalized at Plymouth.

Mary A. Cogley
Mary Ann Francis COGLEY, 90, Chicago, died at 2 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home where she had been a patient two weeks. She had been ill three months.
She was born April 13, 1878, in Chicago, the daughter of William and Ellen HUGHES COGLEY. Miss Cdogley came to Rochester in July, 1968, to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. David SHAFER. She resided in Rochester from 1915 to 1931 with Dr. Howard A. SHAFER and family. She was one of 13 women who founded the local St. Joseph Catholic Church. In Chicago, she was directress of the West Side Rita club for 23 years, and directress of the Rita club at West North Avenue in Chicago 17 years. The clubs are sponsored by the Mission of Our Lady of Mercy.
Surviving is one nephew, Edward COGLEY, of Chicago.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Father Harold WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 24, 1968

Minnie E. Graham
Minnie E. GRAHAM, 95, Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient four weeks. A life long resident of Rochester, she had resided the past eight years with her children.
She was born Sept. 18, 1873, in Fulton county, the daughter of Robert and Ruhuma Jane JULIAN THRUSH. Her marriage was Jan. 13, 1896, in Fulton county, to James Perry GRAHAM. He died Jan. 3, 1958. She was a member of the United Methodist church. Mrs. Graham was the last in a family of seven children.
Surviving are three sons, Frank J. GRAHAM, a retired Rochester school teacher; Fred GRAHAM, Akron, and Elmer F. GRAHAM, Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Wilma) ASPY, Kokomo, and Mrs. Clell (Blanche) SHUPERT, Grand Rapids, Mich.; ten grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. One son, James [GRAHAM], and one grandson preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Dittmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery at Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Edna Fern Rickel
Mrs. Edna Fern RICKEL, 80, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 2:20 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing home in Plymouth. She had been ill two months.
She was born Oct. 5, 1888, in Sevastapol, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Mary VANDERMARK BIDLEMAN. Her first marriage was to Vern BLUE. He died in 1940. In 1946 she married Lloyd RICKEL, who died in 1964. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church and the Royal Neighbors club.
Surviving are one brother, John BIDLEMAN, R.R. 2, Warsaw; one step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Catherine) BURNS, Akron, and niece and nephews including John MILLER, of Mentone.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Cynthia Fritz
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Cynthia FRITZ, 77, 556 East Eighth street, who died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Beatty Memorial hospital at Westville. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
She was born July 15, 1891, in Claypool, the daughter of Daniel and Arneta KAMP DILSAVER RHODES. She was a resident of Rochester 30 years, moving from Detroit, Mich.
Surviving are one half-brother, Ted DILSAVER, Tucson, Ariz.; one half-sister, Nellie BAHNEY, R.R. 1, Akron; two great-nieces, Mrs. Gale FOLEY, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Marvella McKINNEY, Macy; and one great-nephew, Wilmer SWANGO, of Rochester.

Nona Pontius
Nona PONTIUS, 86, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis. A lifetime resident of Rochester, she had resided at 428 West Fourth street until one year ago when she became a patient at an Indianapolis nursing home.
She was born Aug. 9, 1882, in Fulton county, the daughter of Sanford and Catherine BECK. Her marriage was in 1907, in Rochester, to Rollin PONTIUS. He died Feb. 19, 1958. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, the Rebekah lodge, and the Onawa club.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Pauline PONTIUS, Indianapolis; one son, Donald [PONTIUS], Battle Creek, Mich.; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funerl home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, October 25, 1968

Lucille M. Butcher
Lucille Marie BUTCHER, 49, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 5:15 a.m. today at her residece following a three year illness. She had been serious one year.
She was born Mar. 8, 1919, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of James L. and Mary B. BROWN. Her marriage was on Sept. 1, 1934, in Kokomo, to James Arthur BUTCHER, who survives. A former employee of Hart Schaffner and Marx, she had resided in Rochester five years, moving from Kokomo. She was a member of the St. Andrews Episcopal church in Kokomo, the Mexico Eastern Star, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving with the husband and the mother are five daughters, Shirley ReJene BUTCHER, at home; Mrs. Ronald (Martha) WINTERROWD, Rochester; Mrs. Alvis (Mary) COLE, Mrs. Charles (Lucille) DUNN, and Mrs. Albert (Barbara) BOWLIN, all of Kokomo; one son, James [BUTCHER], Jr., Kokomo and eleven grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Nona Pontius
Rebekah lodge services for Mrs. Nona PONTIUS, 86, Rochester, who died Wednesday evening, will be at 7:30 o'clock tonight in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, October 26, 1968

Cleo M. Pottenger
Mrs. Cleo Marie POTTENGER, 67, North Manchester, died Friday at 11:20 p.m. in the Wabash county hospital at Wabash. She had been ill 2 1/2 years.
Born Oct. 29, 1900 near Roann, she was the daughter of Henry and Sophia YARIAN CLINGAMAN. She was a member of the Bible Baptist church at North Manchester. She was married to George L. POTTENGER Dec. 31, 1920. He died May 15, 1964.
Surviving are a son, Richard [POTTENGER], North Manchester; a daughter, Mrs. Loyd SANER, Akron; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Della FERREE, North Manchester, and Mrs. John POTTENGER, North Manchester. A brother preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester after 7 o'clock tonight and after 4 p.m. Sunday. The body will be taken to the Bible Baptist church at 1 p.m. Monday, where services will be at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Don APPERSON officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at North Manchester.

Monday, October 28, 1968

Glenn E. Secrist
Glenn E. SECRIST, 53, Mentone, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Lueheran hospital at Fort Wayne. He had been ill one year.
He was born Jan. 26, near Etna Green, the son of Adam and Florence HUFFER SECRIST. His marriage was in 1936 to Alice ELLSWORTH, who survives. He resided in the Mentone area most of his life and operated a general contracting business there.
Also surviving are four sons, Jerry and Ronald [SECRIST], both of Mentone, Steve [SECRIST], at home, and Larry [SECRIST], with the U. S. Marines; three daughters, Mrs. Terry (Glenda) McFARLAND, Bremen; Ellen and Serita [SECRIST], both at home; two brothers, Donald [SECRIST], South Bend, and Max [SECRIST], Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Gerald DELAUGHTER, Sidney, and eight grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Clark Edward Pugh
Clark Edward PUGH, who was born Thursday afternoon in Woodlawn hospital, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday. He was one of twin sons born to Charles W. and Betty Joe WILLIAMS PUGH of Fulton.
Surviving with the parents and twin brother, Clay Jerome [PUGH], are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. PUGH, fulton; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester WILLIAMS, R.R. 1, Rochester, and aunts and uncles.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Final arrangements are in charge of the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Ethel Wood
Mrs. Ethel WOOD, former Kokomo resident, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She was the mother of Mrs. Orville NEATHERY, R.R. 1, Rochester.
She was born Nov. 1, 1885, in Medaryville, the daugher of Margaret and William COMER. Her marriage was Nov. 17, 1906, in Winamac, to Wright WOOD. She was a member of the Union Street Friends church, Kokomo, and the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving with her [mother], Mrs. Orville NEATHERY, is one daughter, Mrs. Albert (Leara) ALEXANDER, Kokomo, one son, Kenneth WOOD, Kokomo; seven grandchildren, and eigheen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ellars funeral home in Kokomo. Burial will be in the New London cemetery.

Don L. Smith
Don L. SMITH, 52, Dayton, Ohio, died unexpectedly Saturday evening in Dayton of a heart attack. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil SMITH, R.R. 1, Silver Lake.
He was born May 30, 1916, near Akron, the son of Cecil and Ruth CALLOWAY SMITH. His marriage was in 1940 to Lucille BUCHER.
Surviving with the wife and parents is one daughter, Kathy [SMITH], at home.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Myron Rees
Myron REES, Bloomington, who was born and reared in Rochester and graduated from Rochester high school, died late Sunday night. He was employed by the Indiana Department of Conservation. Funeral sercides are pending.

Tuesday, October 29, 1968

Myron Rees
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Bond funeral home at Nashville, Ind., for Myron L. REES, 71, native of Rochester who died Sunday in a Bloomington hospital. Burial will be in Brown County Memorial Park cemetery.
Mr. Rees was a former director of the Indiana state parks systerm from 1933-39 and also had been manager of Spring Mill State Park. In recent years he had operated Pittman House hotel in Nashville, managed the Abe Martin lodge in Brown County State Park and Clifty Inn at Clifty Falls State Park.
A graduate of Rochester high school where he was a star basketball player, Mr. Rees received a degree in landscaping from the University of Illinois. He retired from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources last August. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Milton REES, a pioneer family in Rochester.
Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Miss Mabel REES of Nashville and Miss Margaret REES of Chicago; a son, and two sisters. A brother, Charles [REES], preceded in death.

Wednesday, October 30, 1968

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Thursday, October 31, 1968

Ada Bashore
Mrs. Ada BASHORE, 86, Vero Beach, Fla., died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Florida. She was a former resident of Silver Lake and Warsaw.
She was born Nov. 28, 1881, in Ada, Ohio. Her marriage was to C. I. BASHORE. He died in 1948. Mrs. Bashore was a member of the family which had operated the Bashore Feed and Poultry company in the Rochester, Akron, and Silver Lake areas. She was a member of the Eastern Star at North Manchester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helene EASTON, Wabaso, Fla., and Mrs. Elizabeth MORHS, Palm Springs, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Edna HALL, Ada, O.; four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sarurday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Mrs. Evan BERGWALL will officiate. Burial will be in the Lakeview cemetery at Silver Lake. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Leslie R. Davidson
Leslie R. DAVIDSON, 69, Speedway, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. A former resident of Rochester, he moved to Speedway in 1950.
Mr. Davidson was born in Fountain county and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving with his wife Pauline [DAVIDSON], are a daughter, Mrs. Jane E. POLLETT, Lafayette; one son, Richard L. DAVIDSON, Indianapolis; two brothers, Edwin DAVIDSON, Cleremont, and Marion DAVIDSON, Clarks Hill; one sister, Mrs. Herbert FRANKLIN, Crawfordsville, and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Farley Speedway funeral home in Speedway. Burial will be in the cemetery at Hillsboro. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Friday.

Friday, November 1, 1968

Margaret E. Krueger
Margaret E. KRUEGER, 59, R.R. 6, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 7:30 a.m. today at her residence. She had been ill six months.
She was born Mar. 26, 1909, in Chicago, the daughter of George F. and Otillie ENGELMANN. Her marriage was in 1946 at Chicago to Paul C. KRUEGER. Mrs. Krueger was a retired Chicago school teacher and had resided in this area four years.
Surviving with the husband and mother is one sister, Mrs. A. K. (Eleanor) SMITH, of Rochester.
Private rites will be conducted by the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and burial will be in a Chicago cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of the individual's choice.

Rosa Belle Kinsey
Mrs. Rosa Belle KINSEY, 94, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She had been ill three weeks.
She was born Aug. 10, 1874, near Silver Lake, the daughter of Park and Alice KUHN McGINLEY. Her marriage was to Emanuel KINSEY, who died in 1952. Mrs. Kinsey had lived in the Mentone area since 1917. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church and the WSCS.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth [KINSEY], Mentone; a brother, Homer McGINLEY, Burket; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One son, a brother, and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Hazel B. Swope
Mrs. Hazel B. SWOPE, 76, a former resident of South Bend, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday in a Logansport hospital.
Mrs. Swope was born in 1892, the daughter of Eli and Frances McGRIFF. Her marriage was to Robert SWOPE, who died in 1950. She was a graduate of Indiana university.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Madge) WEAVER, and Mrs. Dallas (Glenna) HARDENBROOK, both of South Bend, and one brother, Lloyd McGRIFF, of Plymouth.
Private services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Ralph O. Jones
Ralph O. JONES, 71, Elkhart, died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday in the Simpson Nursing home in Goshen. He had been ill two years.
He was born Aug. 30, 1897, in Marshall county, the son of Isaac and Martha BECKNER JONES. He had resided in Elkhart 25 years.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Woodie (Edna) SLAYBAUGH, Nappanee; Mrs. Glen (Ervada) COLE, R.R. 1, Argos, and one brother, Walter E. JONES, of Three Rivers, Mich.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Saturday, November 2, 1968

Ralph O. Jones
Final rites for Ralph O. JONES, 71, Elkhart, who died Thursday night, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Walter JONES, a brother, will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren [cemetery]. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, November 4, 1968

Dale A. Smith
Dale A. SMITH, 27, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Sunday in the Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne. He had been ill three and one-half years.
He was born June 29, 1941, in Peru, the son of Albert L. and Lucille VIGAR SMITH. His marriage was Nov. 29, 1963, in Rochester, to Donna J. TEETER, who survives. He had lived in the Rochester area six years and was a graduate of Peru high school. He was a former employee of the Sealed Power company.
Also surviving with the wife and mother are one brother, Larry Lewis [SMITH], R.R. 1, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Linda MILLION, and Janet Kay SMITH, both of R.R. 2, Rochester; and two nephews. Two brothers and his father preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Robert M. Ewen
Robert M. EWEN, 86, R.R. 6, Rochester, in the Reiter community, died at 12:30 a.m. today in the Chase-Manor nursing home in Logansport. He had been ill 11 months.
A retired farmer, he was born Sept. 25, 1882, in Stanton, Ky., the son of Presley Howard and Laura CONLEY EWEN. His marriage was in August, 1911, in Stanton, Ky., to Rebecca ESTES. She died in October, 1936. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Rochester and the Rochester Masonic lodge 79.
Surviving are three sons, Howard and William Pruitt [EWEN], both of Rochester, and Lonnie [EWEN], Cottage Grove, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Durett EWEN, Rosalind, Ky., and William EWEN, Stanton, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Mary) SKIDMORE, and Mrs. English (Rhett) GARRETT, both of Bowen, Ky., and Mrs. Gother (Nora) MARTIN, Green Cove Springs, Fla. One son, Lindsay [EWEN], one brother, and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. He will be assisted by the Rochester Masonic lodge 79. burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Martha E. Foor
Mrs. Martha E. FOOR, 85, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 4 a.m. today at her home following an illness of several years.
Born March 12, 1883 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Charles and Rosetta HALTERMAN MELVIN. She had lived all her life in the Macy vicinity. She was married Dec. 12, 1902 in Akron to Verl FOOR, who died in 1951. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are a foster son, Bill DuBOIS, Macy, nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 5, 1968

Karl Gast
Karl GAST, Akron, died at 12:30 p.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Mr. Gast operated a furniture and appliance business in Akron and formerly had owned a furniture store in this city. Last rites are pending at Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, November 6, 1968

Karl Gast
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Akron United Methodist church for Karl B. GAST, 80, Akron, who died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Revs. Dan BENGSTON and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.
A lifetime resident of Akron, he was born May 11, 1888, in Fulton county, the son of A. A. and Etta BITTERS GAST. His marriage was in 1910, to Mabelle LEININGER, who died in April, 1962.
Mr. Gast had owned and operated furniture stores in Akron and Rochester. He was also a mechanical contractor. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, the Akron masonic lodge, a director of the Akron Exchange Bank, and owner and operator of the former Akron theater.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Juanita) BOSWELL, Akron, and Mrs. Donald (Barbara) Van GILDER, Mentone; three sons, Tom and Charles [GAST], both of Akron, and Stewart [GAST], of Winamac; seventeen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Whitney GAST, Akron, and Robert T. GAST, of Warsaw, and one sister, Mrs. Marie TALBOTT, Berkley, Cal.

William A. Calvin
Services were conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna for William Arthur CALVIN, 72, Vero Beach, Fla., who died at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph hospital at South Bend. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna.
A former resident of Kewanna, he was born Feb. 5, 1896, in Kewanna, the son of William Vincent and Malissa TONER CALVIN. His marriage was in 1920, to Aurel MOGLE, who died in 1944. He was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Francis ALLSOP, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Thomas DUNHAM, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Paul L. SMITH, Arcata, Cal., and Mrs. James O. KINNER, Marion; two sons, Wallace [CALVIN], Vero Beach, Fla., and William [CALVIN], West Sacramento, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Ralph COMER, Kewanna, and nine grandchildren. One sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Thursday, November 7, 1968

Herschel Sayger
Herschel "Pete" SAYGER, 74, 1515 Audubon avenue, died at 8:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Nov. 1. He had been ill two years.
A retired farmer, he was born Jan. 13, 1894, in Athens, the son of William and Nancy Ellen BRYANT SAYGER. His marriage was Mar. 2, 1915, in Rochester to Mary Burnette FEESE. He had resided most of his life in the Athens community. He was a former employee of the Farm Bureau and the John Deere Implement Sales.
Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Willodean) COLLINS, Mrs. Harry (Nancy) BAKER, Mrs. William (Maudie) COLEMAN, and Mrs. James (Laura) ADAMS, all of the Rochester area; seven sons, LeRoy [SAYGER], Gary, Maurice [SAYGER], Akron; Omer [SAYGER], Dayton, O., Otis [SAYGER], South Bend; Harry, Walter, and John W. [SAYGER], all of Rochester; thirty grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetry at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 2 p.m. Friday.

Elizabeth E. Funk
Elizabeth E. FUNK, 85, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
She was born Jan. 28, 1883, in Pulaski county, the daughter of Willen and Eunice CONN BATTY. Her marriage was Mar. 11, 1906 to Lawrence F. "Mike" FUNK, who survives. Mrs. Funk had been a schoolteacher and she was a member of the West Union United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are one daugher, Mrs. Harold MIKESELL, R.R. 4, Rochester; five sons, Delmar [FUNK], Detroit; W. R. "Dick" [FUNK], R.R. 2, Royal Center; Andrew [FUNK], Frankfort; Ivan [FUNK], Idaville, and Glenn [FUNK], R.R. 3, Kewanna; eight grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren. One brother, two sisters and one son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Royal Center. The Reverend Howard WESTERN will officiate. Burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the fneral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Louise Remington
Mrs. Roe E. [Louise) REMINGTON, Hendersonville, N.C., died Oct. 13, in the home of her daughter in Wheaton, Ill. The former Louise CUMMINS KILLEN, of Rochester, she is the sister-in-law of Floyd MATTICE.
Mrs. Remington was a former Rochester schoolteacher and had lived the past 38 years in Hendersonville. Surviving with the daughter, Mrs. E. L. HOFFMAN, are four step-children and fourteen grandchildren. Burial was in Hendersonville.

Elsie Meredith
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Elsie MEREDITH, 87, the former Elsie SWICK of the Akron and Beaver Dam communities, died Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank MEREDITH, who died ten years ago.
Surviving are two sons, Charles and Leslie MEREDITH, both of whom live in California; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial were in California.

Russell W. Weiss
Akron-Mentone News
Russell W. WEISS, 55, Elkhart, died Saturday of a heart attack, and funeral services for him were conducted last Tuesday.
A native of Burket, he was born June 11, 1913.
Surviving are two sons, a daughter; two brothers, Harry WEISS, Warsaw, Donald WEISS, Ft. Branch; four sisters, Mrs. Lawrence HUDSON, Claypool, Mrs. Forrest METZ, Leesburg, Mrs. John KEHOE, Warsaw, Mrs. John DICKEY, jenkins, Minn., and eight grandchildren.

Fern Weaver
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Fern WEAVER, 85, died Wednesday morning at her home south of Silver Lake after being in failing health for the past year.
The daughter of Robt. and Chloe COLLETT STAUFFER, she was born at Liberty and was a lifetime resident of the Silver Lake community.
Her husband, Ed WEAVER, preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Gene [WEAVER], and a grandson, Nick [WEAVER], both of Silver Lake; a half-sister, Mrs. Chris NIELSON of Starkweather, No. Dakota. A half-brother, Paul , preceded her in death.
Funeral services for Mrs. Weaver will be conducted Friday afternoon at the So. Pleasant Church with Dickerson funeral home in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph Wafford
Akron-Mentone News
Funeral services for Ralph WAFFORD, 65, R. 2, Silver Lake, were conducted Friday at Andrews. Mr. Wafford, a retired carpenter, died Tuesday night at Murphy Medical Center of complications following a long illness.
The son of James and Mary McCARTY WAFFORD, he was born Jan. 3, 1903 in Woodforc Co., Ky. He married Susie LAND in 1940, and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy RHODES, three sons, James, Ralph Jr. and Jesse [WAFFORD], all of Lexington, Ky., a brother, three sisters including Mrs. Dorothy DICKSON, Silver Lake; sixteen grandchildren, one step-grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Mabel M. Gagnon
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Walter (Mabel Marie) GAGNON, 63, R. 1, No. Manchester, died on Thursday at the Wabash county hospital after an illness of one and one-half years.
The daughter of David and Mary STURKEY ECKMAN, she was born at Wabash on Sept. 6, 1905. She was a member of the E.U.B. church.
Surviving are her husband, whom she married Apr. 21, 1924; a son, Robert GAGNON, Silver Lake; a daughter, Miss Marilyn GAGNON of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; a brother, Fred ECKMAN, Warsaw; and a sister, Mrs. Harry SHAFFER, Akron. A son, one daughter, two half-brothers and a half-sister preceded in death.
Funeral services were held Sunday with burial in the Silver Creek cemetery.

Margaret P. Dalton
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Carl A. (Margaret Pearl) DALTON, 61, R. 1, Silver Lake, died at her home on Wednesday afternoon.
The daughter of Alexis and Della JONES BOUSE, she was born at Goldsmith on July 29, 1907. She married Carl A. DALTON on June 5, 1926, and he survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fines (Dorothy) ZUGELDER, Berea, O., three brothers, Ralph BOUSE, Grand Rapids, Mich., Clair BOUSE, Tipton, Woodrow BOUSE, Kokomo; three [sic] sisters, Mrs. Mabel HAHN, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Hazel HUNTER, Alexandria; and two grandchildren. One brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Services were held on Saturday at Kokomo

Friday, November 8, 1968

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Saturday, November 9, 1968

Charlotte B. Phillips
The ashes of Mrs. [Octavus] (Charlotte B.) PHILLIPS have been buried in the family plot at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Allen JUMP gave the prayer at the grave. Mr. Phillips, who was unable to be present, has entered St. Paul's Manor, a retirement home in San Diego.

Millie B. Michael
Mrs. Millie B. MICHAEL, 83, R.R. 1, Rochester, owner and operator with her late husband of the Green Oak general store for 48 years, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital where she was a patient one day. She had been in failing health six years.
Mrs. Michael and her husband, Henry [MICHAEL], moved to Green Oak in 1920 and began operation of the community store. They had been married in Flora Oct. 5, 1905. Mr. Michael died Dec. 22, 1960.
Born April 10, 1885 in Carroll county, Mrs. Michael was the daughter of Melvin and Mary LEDMAN PETERSON. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Mexico.
Surviving are three sons, Evan [MICHAEL], R.R. 1, Rochester; Ancil [MICHAEL], Mariposa, Cal., and D. Ivan [MICHAEL], Lafayette; nine grandchildren; fourteen greatgrandchildren, and two brothers, Otho PETERSON, Lafayette, and Chester PETERSON, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Edward E. HINDSON officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn cemetery at Flora. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Clara Riggs
Mrs. Frederick W. (Clara) RIGGS, 91 formerly of the Harrison Center area northeast of Mentone, died today at the Indiana State Soldiers Home, Lafayette. She had been ill nearly four years.
Born Nov. 4, 1877 in Wood county, Ohio, she was the daughter of Oliver and Mary LANDON LAWMASTER. She was married to Frederick W. RIGGS June 28, 1899 near Napoleon, O. She had lived in the Harrison Center area from 1902 to 1950. She attended the River Bend Baptist church and was a member of the Spanish-American War Veterans Auxiliary at Warsaw.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Herschel (Esther) FENSTERMAKER, Akron; a brother, Clell LAWMASTER, Akron; a sister, Eunice LAWMASTER, New Orleans, La.; seven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home after noon Sunday.

Monday, November 11, 1968

Fred Campbell
Fred CAMPBELL, 72, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday at his residence of a heart attack. He had been ill eight years.
A retired farmer, he was born Oct. 22, 1896, west of Rochester, the son of James T. and Barbara LEITER CAMPBELL. His marriage was on March 27, 1922, in Williamsport, to Mavour RITENOUR, who survives.
Mr. Campbell was a lifetime resident of this area and served in the armed forces in World War I. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Leiters Ford, a life member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36, and the Manitou Moose lodge. He served two terms as a member of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and was a director of the Fulton County R.E.M.C.
Surviving with his wife are six daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Mildred) DAVIS, and Mrs. Jim (Joann) MILLER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Fritz (Barbara) ENDRESS, Elkhart; Mrs. Kenny (Jane) BUCKLES, and Mrs. Dave (Ruth) MORICAL, both of South Bend, and Mrs. John (Mary Ann) PETERSEN, Albert Lee, Minn.; four sons, Tom and Mike [CAMPBELL], of South Bend, Kenneth [CAMPBELL], of Argos, and Jim [CAMPBELL], Fulton; twenty-nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edna MANGOLD and Mrs. Alma WILSON, both of Hammond. One son, [Freddie CAMPBELL, killed March 27, 1951, in Korean War], two sisters, and one brother, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 pm. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. The American Legion Post and the VFW will conduct military rites. The I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. this evening in the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 12, 1968

Fred Campbell
Among the survivors of Fred CAMPBELL, 72, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Saturday, was a brother, Hugh CAMPBELL of Leiters Ford. His name was not previously listed.

Kathryn Surface
Mrs. Kathryn "Dolly" SURFACE, 52, R.R. 2, Akon, died unexpectedly at 12:15 p.m. Monday at her residence of a heart attack.
She was born Nov. 23, 1915, near Mentone, the daughter of Edward and Della JEFFERIES SMITH. Her marriage was Aug. 29, 1944, to Orlando SURFACE, who survives. Mrs. Surface had lived in the Beaver Dam area all of her life.
Also surviving are three daughters, Sandra, Carol and Frances [SURFACE], all at home; three brothers, George SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron; Dan SMITH, Mentone, and Harvey SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron. One son and five brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Henry MILLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Arthur C. Clemans
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zion Church of Christ at South Bend for Arthur C. CLEMANS, 67, founder and president of Clemans Truck Line Inc., who died Sunday after a four-week illness.
The Rev. Edward BRUESEKE will officiate and burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Forest G. Hay and Son funeral home.
Mr. Clemans, a native of Fulton county, went to South Bend from this community 45 years ago and started the truck firm with one vehicle in 1929. Today it is a multi-million dollar operation with 580 employees and 13 terminals in three states.
Mr. Clemans was born April 9, 1901, the son of Harley and Jennie COOPER CLEMANS. The family resided in the Mt. Zion and Akron communities.
Surviving are the wife, one daughter, a son and five grandchildre.

John W. Jones
John William JONES, 61, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 5 p.m. Monday at his residence at Nyona lake.
He was born Feb. 25, 1907, in Howard county, the son of Charles and Artie ALEXANDER JONES. His marriage was on Oct. 11, 1926, in Kokomo, to Dorothy WEAVER, who survives. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Moose lodge, Eagles lodge, and the Parr Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Ralph [JONES], Kokomo; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) SWARTZ, Macy; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred SILVEY, Mrs. Floyd (Bertha) BENNETT, Mrs. Raymond (Gladys) TILLEY and Mrs. Victoria (Dorothy) CRAIG, all of Kokomo. Two sons, one daughter, and two brothers preceded in death.
Final arrangements are pending at the Peacock funeral home in Kokomo.

Launa Howard
Mrs. Launa HOWARD, 52, Argos, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill five years.
She was born Dec. 24, 1915, in Hazard, Ky., the daughter of Dee and Ellen MESSER STACY. Her marriage was Feb. 2, 1934, to Troy HOWARD, who survives. Mrs. Howard had lived in Argos 17 years, moving from Kentucky. She was a member of the Argos Church of Jesus Christ.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Claudette) STEVENS, and Mrs. John (Janice) MORIARITY, both of Argos; three sons, Harold [HOWARD], R.R. 1, Peru; Denton [HOWARD], R.R. 5, Peru, and Olan [HOWARD], of Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Audrey CHANESKI, Santa Cruz, Cal., and Mrs. Doris GROSS, Hazard, Ky.; two brothers, Vernon STACY, Dayton, O, and Elmer STACY, Hazard, Ky., and 20 grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Argos Church of Jesus Christ. The Revs. Lloyd HOWARD and Eugene HALE will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon on Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Capt. Marvin I. Siders
Army Captain Marvin I. SIDERS, 28, R.R. 2, Macy, a native of Fulton county who was reported missing in action in Vietnam last Wednesday, was reported Tuesday as killed in action.
Details of his death were not released immediately.
Capt. Siders was a career officer, having enlisted in the Army June 5, 1958. He served in Germany from November, 1958 until 1969, then returned to the States to attend Officer's Candidate School, from which he was graduated in 1962. He served a second tour of duty in Germany from 1962-64.
From 1966 to 1967, Capt. Siders served his first tour of duty in Vietnam. He returned there last July 11 and was serving with the First Cavalry Division when he was killed.
Born May 23, 1940, he was the son of Harley R. and Perma SARVER SIDERS, who live two miles south of Macy in Miami county. He was graduated from Deedsville high school in 1958.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Maurice [SIDERS], at home, and 2nd. Lt. Wilbur SIDERS, with the U.S. Marine Corps at Twentynine Palms, Cal., and two sisters, Mrs. Marilyn MILLER, Madison, Wis., and Loretta [SIDERS], a student at North Miami high school.
Final rites are pending at the McCain country chapel at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16.

John W. Jones
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Peacock funeral home in Kokomo for John William JONES, 61, R.R.1, Macy, who died Monday evening at his residence at Nyona lake. The Rev. BOGGS will officiate. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo.
Friends may call at the family residence at Nyona Lake from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. today and at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Thursday until the time of service on Friday.

Raymond H. Crist
Raymond H. CRIST, 53, R.R. 3, Rochester, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 5:30 a.m. today at his residence at Germany bridge, nine miles northwest of Rochester.
Mr. Crist was the sales manager for the Hammel Chrysler-Plymouth agency here. He had lived in this area seven years, moving from Wabash.
He was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Wabash, the son of Irvin and Anna CRIST. His marriage was Mar. 31, 1961, in Rochester, to Louise CUNNINGHAM.
He was a member of the Wabash Elks lodge, the Rochester Moose and Eagles lodges, a past commander of the Wabash American Legion, Wabash Masonic lodge, and the Ancient Order of Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, 32nd degree.
Surviving with his wife are a brother, Wayne G. CRIST, marion; one sister, Mrs. Carl (Helen) BROWN, Wabash, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALATT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday where Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 14, 1968

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Friday, November 15, 1968

Ada M. Keeney
Mrs. Ada M. KEENEY, 87, Kewanna, died at 7 a.m. today in the Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Born Jan. 23, 1881 in Boone county, she was the daughter of W. D. and Corlista FOSTER LEAP. She was married to David P. KEENEY March 25, 1897. He died in October, 1954. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Corlista) SMITH, Santa Ana, Cal.; Mrs. George (Geraldine) ANDERSON, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Mrs. Everett (Pearl) JESTER, Kewanna, a son, Clyde B. KEENEY, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Ruby KILE, South Bend; eight grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren. Two sons, a daughter, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna with the Revs. Ray HOFFEDITZ and Douglas STARKS officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the chapel.

Lottie H. Messmore
Mrs. Lottie H. MESSMORE, 80, Peru, died at 8:33 a.m. Thursday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru. She had been ill four years.
Born Aug. 6, 1888, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Atchison and Della CLECKNER McCONKEY. Her marriage was in 1940 to Clyde F. MESSMORE, who survives. Mrs. Messmore had lived in Peru since 1940, moving from Leiters Ford. She was a member of the First Christian church in Peru.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert LANGWORTHY, Logansport; two step-children, Don W. MESSMORE, Peru, and Mrs. Dwight GIBSON, Indianapolis; one brother, Carl McCONKEY, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Blanche BRYAN, Riverside, Cal.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Drake-Flowers funeral home in Peru. The Rev. Barney L. STEPHENS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 16, 1968

Lawrence O. Corey
Lawrence O. COREY, 76, Anderson, former newspaper editor and political leader who was born in Argos, died at 1 p.m. Friday in Anderson Community hospital after an illness of 12 years.
After services in World War I as an Army infantry officer, Mr. Corey became editor of The Monticello Journal and The White County Democrat. He was a former Democratic chairman of the Second District and was a trustee of Logansport state hospital 12 years.
Born Aug. 30, 1892, he was the son of Melvin Lake and Hala SHAFFER COREY. He was a graduate of Argos high school and of Marquette university in Milwaukee, Wis.
Mr. Corey was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, the James Lowell Corey American Legion post at Argos, the Argos Masonic lodge, Indianapolis Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Hattie HACKLER, with whom he made his home in Anderson; an aunt, Mrs. Florence WOOLPERT, Argos; a nephew, Robert HACKLER, Anderson, and three great-nephews.
Last rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Father Robert FOSELMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Argos American Legion post at the cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Idabelle Rosenbaum
Mrs. Idabelle ROSENBAUM, 88, died at 7:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She lived with her daughter, Mrs. John BRESEKE, 117 West Fifth street. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, November 18, 1968

Curt R. Seifer
Word has been received by Mrs. Paul (Gertrude) HENRIOTT, 428 Clay street, of the death of her father, Curt Richard SEIFER, 78, on Nov. 9, in Germany.
He was born June 13, 1890, in Crossen, Germany, the son of Richard Ernst and Pauline Karoline STEPHAN SEIFER. His marriage was Oct. 7, 1915, in Beerwalde, Schesen, Germany, to Frieda Elso HESSE. She died on Aug. 10, 1959.
Also surviving are a daughter, Elfriede [SIEFER], Beerwalde, Sachsen, Germany; two grandsons, and three granddaughters.
Final rites were conducted in Beerwalde, Sachsen, Germany on Wednesday.

Ida Rosenbaum
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hanna United Methodist church for Mrs. Ida Belle ROSENBAUM, 88, who died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. She had resided with her daughter, Mrs. John BRESEKE, 117 West Fifth street for the past four years.
The Revs. Noble GIBSON and C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Hanna cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home this evening and then at the Hanna United Methodist church after 11 a.m. Tuesday.
She was born Dec. 6, 1879, near Hanna, the daughter of William and Margaret CAMPBELL COLLINS. Her marriage was Sept. 29, 1900, in Wanatah, to James Lewis ROSENBAUM, who died in 1964. She lived most of her life near Hanna. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church of Davis Station and the Gleaners Lodge at Hanna.
Also surviving with Mrs. Breseke, is a twin sister, Mrs. Alfred (Oma) SIMPSON, Grand Rapids, Mich.; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three foster-sons, Stanley FAIR, Hanna; Nicholas ESTOVICH, Chicago, Robert DIXON, Lebanon. One foster-son preceded in death.

Effie G. Graeber
Mrs. Effie G. GRAEBER, 83, 1008 Madison street, a seamstress and longtime employee of the former Boston Store here, died enroute to Woodlawn hospital at 6:30 p.m. Sunday after suffering a coronary embolism.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, Mrs. Graeber was born in Newcastle township Jan. 22, 1885 to Salem D. and Susanah MICKEY BUSSERT. She was a member of Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William F. (Meriam) OSWALT, Columbus; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harry (Bernice) LOUDERBACK, Rochester. A sister, Mrs. Carrie HATFIELD, died in 1962.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Genevieve M. Andrews
Mrs. Genevieve M. ANDREWS, 58, Plymouth, died unexpectedly at 2:20 p.m. Saturday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She was admitted to the hospital Saturday morning following involvement in an automobile accident.
Born Feb. 3, 1910, in Bourbon, she was the daughter of Frank and Eldora ELKINS RINGLE. Her marriage was on Sept. 3, 1927, to Everett D. ANDREWS, who survives. Mrs. Andrews had lived in Plymouth since 1958, moving from the Culver and Rutland communities. She was a former member of the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Donavon (Mona Sue) COCHRAN, Monticello; one son, Cecil D. ANDREWS, Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. William (Phyllis) LYONS, Etna Green; four brothers, Marvin and Wendell RINGLE, both of Plymouth; Raymond and Francis RINGLE, both of South Bend; five grandchildren. One daughter, two grandchildren, and four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert KENWORTHY will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lennard William Pearce
Lennard William PEARCE, 69, Fulton, died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday at his residence. He had been ill four months.
Born July 2, 1899, in Peru, he was the son of John and Grace PARKS PEARCE. His marriage was Oct. 14, 1936, in Noblesville, to Isabelle BOWMAN, who survives. Mr. Pearce had lived in Fulton 21 years, moving from Indianapolis. He was a World War I veteran and was the recipient of the purple heart. He was a retired meat cutter.
Also surviving are one son, Robert PEARCE, Sycamore, O.; one daughter, Patricia [PEARCE], Fostoria, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn HINES, Peru, and Mrs. Paul WHITSEL, Nyona Lake; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews. An infant daughter, two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 19, 1968

Capt. Marvin I. Siders
Full military rites for Capt. Marvin I. SIDERS, 28, R.R. 2, Macy, who was killed in the Vietnam War, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain country chapel, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 south of Perrysburg.
A U.S. Army detachment from Fort Benjamin Harrison at Indianapolis will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Perrysburg cemetery.
Friends may call at the chapel until hour of services.
A native of Fulton county and son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley R. SIDERS, R.R. 2, Macy, Capt. Siders was reported last Wednesday as killed in action. He had been reported missing earlier.
Capt. Siders, a graduate of Deedsville high school, had served in the Army since enlisting June 5, 1958.

Wednesday, November 20, 1968

Carl Shireman
Carl SHIREMAN, 69, Ligonier, and former resident of Rochester, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.
Born June 24, 1899, near Rochester, he was the son of Arthur and Emma BRINEY SHIREMAN. His marriage was on Oct. 19, 1922, in South Bend, to Ethel REX, who survives. Mr. Shireman resided in Ligonier 46 years, moving from Rochester. He was a member of the Ligonier Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are one son, Larry [SHIREMAN], Elkhart; one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Lola MARTIN, of Connecticut, and Mrs. Lucille WENSLEY, of Florida.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ulrey-Sedgwick funeral home in Ligonier. The Rev. W. E. WORKMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Park cemetery at Ligonier. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.

Bennie Harmon
Bennie HARMON, 58, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Wabash County hospital where he had been a patient three weeks.
Born Sept. 2, 1910, in Cliff, Ky., he was the son of James and Nan MINIX HARMON. His marriage was Feb . 3, 1939, in Bonanca, Ky., to Edna HACKWORTH, who survives. An employee of the General Tire and Rubber Company, Mr. Harmon had lived the past 15 years in the Silver Lake area, moving from Claypool.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Lois) SCOTT, R.R. 1, Roan; a son, Harold [HARMON], Atco, N.J.; two grandchildren; the father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. James HARMON, Waverly, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond BURKE, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Mrs. Ernest HACKWORTH, Ada, ., and Mrs. Frank FREY, Columbia City; three brothers, William HARMON, Bluffton, O.; Leonard HARMON, R.R. 2, Warsaw; and Clyde HARMON, Bonanza, Ky. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Disko United Methodist church. The Rev. Roy FRENCH will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Everett L. See
Everett L. Wess SEE, 54, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru. He had been ill two years.
Born Sept. 5, 1914, in Miami county, he was the son of Carrie Benjamin and Olive COVER SEE. His marriage was June 30, 1934, in Miami county, to Beulah MOYER, who survives. A retired farmer, Mr. See had lived his life in the Macy area.
Also surviving are two sons, Lawrence SEE, R.R. 1, Mary, and Dennis SEE, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly KINNEY, Springfield, O., and Mrs. Nancy KUHN, Columbia City; six grandchildren; two brothers, Joe [SEE], R.R. 2, Paru, and James [SEE], R.R. 1, Macy; four sisters, Mrs. Mary WINKLEPLECK and Mrs. Dessie BELLENDIR, both of chicago; Mrs. Verna TILLETT, Peru, and Mrs. Blanche LECRON, Fairmount. Six brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Olive Branch Church of God at Roan. The Revs. John JONES and Joe LAMPCON will officiate. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery at Deedsville. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 and at the church one hour prior to services.

Thursday, November 21, 1968

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Friday, November 22, 1968

Gertrude C. Maroney
Miss Gertrude C. MARONEY, 75, was found dead Thursday morning at her home two miles south of Kewanna on Ind. 17. She lived alone.
Kewanna marshal Vern BIBER found the body after being requested to investigate by a mailman who had not seen Miss Maroney about the house. Death was presumed to have occurred sometime Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.
Born April 9, 1893, in Grass Creek, she was the daughter of John and Mary Louise CARROLL MARONEY.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Albert EVERS, Richmond, and Mrs. Leroy AMSTUTZ, Crawfordsville and a nephew, John William MARONEY, Fort Wayne. A sister, Margaret [MARONEY], died Aug. 2, 1968, and two brothers, Frank and Harry [MARONEY], also preceded in death.
Last rites will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna with the Rev. Father James GOODRUM officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport.

Saturday, November 23, 1968

Grace B. Yates
Mrs. Grace B. YATES, 77, Argos, died unexpectedly at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the Fairview nursing home at Plymouth. She had been at the nursing home two months.
Born Dec. 3, 1891 near Rutland, she was the daughter of William and Sarah HIGGINS SPENCER. She was married Dec. 3, 1906 in Argos to Charles C. YATES, who survives. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church. She had lived in the Argos area all her life.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. John (Jean) BENEDICT, Bourbon; three sons, Keith [YATES], of Dolton, Ill.; Jim [YATES], of Plymouth, and William [YATES], of South Bend; a brother, Carl [SPENCER], of East Sppringfield, Pa.; eleven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth A. Davis
Mrs. Ruth A. DAVIS, 48, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday at the Wabash County hospital in Wavbash after an illness of 1 1/2 years. She had been hospitalized one week.
Born Aug. 27, 1920, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Ray and Decia SIPPY SHEWMAN and had spent most of her life in the Akron community. Her marriage was July 27, 1938 at Silver Lake to Robert DAVIS, who survides.
She was a member of the Niconza Baptist church and was a graduate of Laketon high school.
Surviving, besides the husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Bryan (Joyce) HIDY, North Manchester; Carol and Lynn [DAVIS], both at home; one son, Larry [DAVIS], Fort Wayne; four grandchildren;; her mother, Mrs. Ray SHEWMAN, Silver Lake; three sisters, Mrs. Marion (Esther) IRELAND, Roann; Mrs. Robert (Edith) CARR, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Franklin (Dorothy) ALBERTSON, Mishawaka; and one brother, Russell [SHEWMAN], Rochester. Preceding in death were two brohers.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home with the Rev. Frank HAYMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

James B. Baird
James Beveridge "Bev" BAIRD, 66, R.R. 6, Rochester, an employee of Jones Implement company since 1939, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill eight years.
Born in Fulton March 2, 1902, he was the son of Charles ad Laura MACY BAIRD. On Sept. 28, 1923, he was married to Lorene KERN, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Sharon [BAIRD], at home, and Mrs. Joe (Maxine) YATER, Fort Wayne; a son, Charles L. [BAIRD], Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Edith JACKSON, Fulton and Mrs. Ed (Evelyn) KINAS, Goshen; a brother, Walter BAIRD, R.R. 6, Rochester; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death, Robert [BAIRD] in 1961 and Fairbanks [BAIRD] in 1964. A son died in infancy.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 25, 1968

Henriyetta A. McCarty
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Henriyetta A. McCARTY, 65, 1200 Pontiac street, who died Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in South Bend's Memorial hospital.
The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. McCarty had been a hospital patient since Oct. 28 and was in failing health the past eight months.
Born near Logansport May 5, 1903, Mrs. McCarty had spent most of her life in this city. She was a descendant of William WARD, one of the first settlers of the Rochester area, in 1831. Another ancestor, Ebenezer WARD, was one of the first school teachers in the community.
Her marriage was Sept. 9, 1919, to J. Murray McCARTY, local attorney, who survives.
Mrs. McCarty was a member of the United Presbyterian church, Eastern Star and past regent of Manitou chapter of Daughters of American Revolution. She also was a former Welcome Wagon hostess here and organized the Newcomers club in this city.
Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Blanche THALMAN WILE, Rochester; two sons, Ward A. [McCARTY], Franklin, and John M. [McCARTY], Cleveland; five grandchildren and an aunt, Mrs. Fern NORRIS, Rochester.

Edward W. Swango
Edward W. SWANGO, 70, 100 North Jefferson street, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient three weeks and ill five years.
Born Aug. 11, 1898 in Kewanna, he was the son of Henry and Henrietta FOLLIS SWANGO. His marriage was on April 11, 1918, in Shelbyville, to Annabelle DRISCOLL. She died Nov. 5, 1936. Mr. Swango was a former employee of the Armour company and lived the majority of his life in the Rochester community.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Dorothy) SHEETZ, Sr., and Mrs. Jeff (Edna) BANKS, both of Fort Wayne; two sons, Milo [SWANGO], Rochester, and Edward W. [SWANGO], Fort Wayne; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. May FINGERLE and Mrs. Emma HIGGINS, both of Rochester, and one brother, Frank [SWANGO], of Rochester. For the last 18 months, he had made his home with Mrs. Fingerle.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Glen MITCHEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 26, 1968

Frank B. Shank
Frank B. SHANK, 81, Peru, father of Garl SHANK of Lake Manitou, died Friday at Peru. Last rites were held Monday in Peru with burial at Amboy.

Esther A. Long
Mrs. Esther A. LONG, 80, R.R. 1, Etna Green, died at 9:10 a.m. Monday enroute to the doctor's office. She had been in failing health five years.
Born Nov. 23, 1888, at Tyner, she was the daughter of Dr. Joseph H. and Emma SHORT DUNFEE. Her marriage was Jan. 24, 1912, to George LONG, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Harrison Center E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two sons, Everett LONG, Mentone, and Ralph LONG, Etna Green; two daughters, Mrs. Rex (Annabelle) TUCKER, Mentone, and Mrs. Gerald (Mary Alice) JONES, Hollin, Va.; one brother, Dr. C. H. DUNFEE, Plymouth; ten grandchildren, ad six great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone. The Rev. SCHROEDER will officiate. Burial will be in the Etna Green cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Phyllis J. Newcomb
Mrs. Phyllis Jeanne NEWCOMB, 43, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 2:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. She had been ill 18 months.
Born Oct. 4, 1925, in South Bend, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Beulah RUFF HOOVER. She was married on Sept. 24, 1944, in Tippecanoe, to Alvin D. NEWCOMB, who survives. Mrs. Newcomb lived in the Rochester area nine years, moving from the Bourbon and Tipecanoe communities. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Elton (Kathleen) CARTER, Alabama, and Janeen Susan [NEWCOMB], at home; two sons, Terry L. NEWCOMB, Egland Air Force Base, La., and Jack E. NEWCOMB, at home; the parents, Lloyd and Beulah HOOVER, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; two sistrs, Mrs. Lloyd (Norma) WEAVER, R.R. 1, Rochester, Mrs. James (Barbara) WINENGER, Tippecanoe, and one grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Paul C. ISANTIS will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Mary J. Johnson
Mrs. Mary Jane JOHNSON, 93, Mentone, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
She was born Nov. 5, 1875, at Peabody, Ind., the daughter of Jacob and Louisia CUPP GRACE. Her marriage was in 1896 to Joseph JOHNSON, who died Feb. 1, 1941. She was a member of the Harrison Center E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one son, Clyde [JOHNSON], of Mentone; one daughter, Mrs. Goldie LAIRD, St. Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth KELLOGG, Bradenton, Fla.; six grandchildren, including Mrs. Carolyn BENNETT, of Rochester; eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home at Mentone. The Rev. J. W. JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Emory McCracken
Emory McCRACKEN, 48, Lafayette, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Alpha HOESEL, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday in Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis.
Born April 7, 1920, in Argos, he was the son of Dr. and Mrs. H. C. McCRACKEN. His marriage was on Dec. 25, 1941, in Argos, to Ruth HOESEL, who survives. He was a 1942 graduate of Purdue university and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Lafayette United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Thomas [McCRACKEN], Phoenix, Ariz., and Robert [McCRACKEN], of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Beth Ann and Cathy [McCRACKEN], both at home, and one granddaughter.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Hippenfell funeral home in Lafayette. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Wednesday, November 27, 1968

George W. Morris
George W. MORRIS, 96, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient 10 days. Born May 20, 1872, near Peru, he was the son of Andrew and Mary DUNN MORRIS. His marriage was on Sept. 29, 1897, near Peru, to Cora WILLIS. She died Nov. 14, 1926. Mr. Morris spent most of his life in Fulton county.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Edna BRYAN, Culver and Mrs. Geneva CASTLEMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester; two sons, Dick [MORRIS], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Ross [MORRIS], R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great=grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Lawrence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Ira D. Goss
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist church for Ira D. GOSS, 90, retired insurance executive who died Tuesday at 2:50 p.m. in his home at 1611 Main street.
The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday and at the church from 10-11 a.m. Friday.
Mr. Goss' death came after a 38-year illness of multiple sclerosis, which had necessitated his retirement in 1940. He had been confined to a wheelchair 25 years, yet pursued an active interest in the affairs of his community and church.
He spent 36 years with the Continental Insurance company (later America Fore group) in Chicago, being manager of the farm department 22 years and also heading the crop hail department the last three years. He was responsible for originating various forms of farm insurance coverage.
Nationally recognized in the insurance field, Mr. Goss was president of the Farm Underwriters association four terms and in 1931 was appointed by President Herbert Hoover to the National Committee on Home Ownership. Also active in national fire prevention promotion, he worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Boy Scouts of America in this regard.
A member of the 1903 class of Wabash college, he gave his alma mater a lifetime of devotion. In 1963 his service was recognized when Wabash granted Mr. Goss its Award of Merit, highest honor available to an alumnus.
He provided the college with over $70,000 in grants for the Ira D. Goss Scholarship Fund, used for worthy students with special consideration to Fulton county residents.
He also presented the college with his south shore Lake Manitou cottage as a faculty retreat and for almost 60 years referred young men to the Wabash student body.
On the community scene, he was an active member and supporter of the Grace United Metodist church and was one of the prime organizers of the United Community Givers in the city and township.
Born March 3, 1878, in the Mt. Olive community south of here, Mr. Goss was the son of Jonas and Mary HOFFMAN GOSS. He graduated from RHS in 1897 and was a reporter for The Sentinel two years before enrolling at Wabash with a savings of $150.
Then interested in pursuing journalism, he worked his way through Wabash as correspondent for Indianapolis newspapers and also as a summertime insurance salesman. The latter experience led him into his successful career.
His first marriage was in 1904 to Jessie FULLENWIDER, who died Feb. 16, 1948. His second marriage was in 1952 to Lena MOGLE DAVIS, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Virginia ARCHER, Rye, N.Y.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Eugene (June) DAVIS SCHEIMAN, Chicago, and Mrs. Edward (Marcia) ROHRS, Batavia, Ill.; two granddaughters, Miss Elizabeth ARCHER, Rye, N.Y., and Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) McFADDEN, Decatur, Ill.; two grandsons, Robert ARCHER, Jr., New York City, and David GOSS Jr., Des Moines, Ia., and twelve grandchildren.
Preceding in death were a son, David [GOSS], in 1953; a sister, Martha [GOSS], also in 1953, and two brothers, Byron "Biff" [GOSS], in 1964, and the Rev. Samuel [GOSS].

Thursday, November 28, 1968

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Friday, November 29, 1968

Merl F. Sriver
Merl F. SRIVER, 53, 1517 Bancroft street, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient five days. He had been in failing health since 1964.
Born Dec. 26, 1914, in Akron, he was the son of Frank and Ethel STEFFEY SRIVER. His marriage was Aug. 11, 1934, in Rochester, to Hilda REDINGER, who survives. Mr. Sriver lived the majority of his life in Rochester and Akron. He was a former employee of the Gamble store here.
Also surviving are two sons, Loy F. SRIVER, and Merl E. SRIVER, both of Rochester; two grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Orville (Mina) HECKAMAN, Jackson, Mich., and Mrs. Phileta DICKOVER, Indianapolis, and one brother, Clifford [SRIVER], of Plymouth. One daughter and a grandson preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Anna Flagg
Mrs. Anna FLAGG, 91, Culver, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Plymouth Parkview hospital. She had been a patient five weeks.
Born May 6, 1877 in Culver, she was the daugher of Leander and Augusta BENEDICT WARNER. She was married Oct. 10, 1897 to Miner Delton FLAGG, who died Dec. 31, 1946. She had lived in Culver five years, moving there from her farm home in the Santa Anna community southwest of Argos. She was a member of the Santa Anna Methodist church and the church WSCS.
Surviving are five daughers, Mrs. Roscoe (Dorothy) OVERMYER, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. O. C. (Freda) GIBBONS, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Morton (Mary) FREESE, LaPorte; Miss Bessie FLAGG, Culver, and Mrs. George (Fran) BABCOCK, R.R. 1, Culver; two sons, Clevie [FLAGG], of Mishawaka, and Glenn [FLAGG], of Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Elva) SCHEURMAN, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Earl (Jennie) BARTON, Elkhart, and Mrs. L. M. (Marie) LONG, Culver; two brothers, Otho WARNER, Culver, and Herbert WARNER, Rochester; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Jessie and Essie, and a son, Wayne [FLAGG], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Calvin G. DANIELS officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sheila Lynn Clark
Sheila Lynn CLARK was stillborn at 3:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She was the daughter of James and Golda Sue FARMER CLARK who reside at Fourth and Clayton streets.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William FARMER, of Silver Lake, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. CLARK, of Rochester.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Citizens cemetery. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Arrangements are in charge of the Foster & Good funeral home.

Arvilla Mae Quackenbush
Mrs. Arvilla Mae QUACKENBUSH, 52, 500 West Seventh street, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospitl after shooting herself with a 4.10 gauge shotgun at her home. Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, incoming county coroner, pronounced her dead at the hospital.
Born Sept. 23, 1916, at Culver, she was the daughter of Alvin and Bertha FRY POLLEY. Her marriage was April 29, 1944, in Athens, to Charles M. QUACKENBUSH, who survives. She was an employee of the Topps Manufacturing company and had lived the maority of her life in Fulton and Marshall counties.
Also surviving are three sistes, Mrs. Rhode ZENTEN, LaPorte; Mrs. Ralph (Mabel) ALDERFER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Donald (Sylvia) MYERS, Plymouth; two brothers Harry POLLEY, Plymouth, and Ernest POLLEY, Chesterton, and step-daughter, Mrs. Dalton (Virginia) KINDIG, Mesa, Ariz., and two step-grandchildren. A daughter, one son, a sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, November 30, 1968

Jewell P. Fites
Jewell P. FITES, 64, R.R. 2, Macy, a lifetime resident of the Akron area, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of several years.
He had been employed at the Pike Lumber company in Akron for many years.
Born Jan. 10, 1904 in Miami county, he was the son of Frank and Amanda GAERTE FITES. He was married in 1935 to Nondus SRIVER, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Larry [FITES], Kalamazoo, Mich., and a brother, Oscar [FITES], R.R. 2, Akron. A daughter, a brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, December 2, 1968

John Uceny
John UCENY, 66, Tiosa community, R.R. 5, Rochester died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth where he had been a patient five days.
Born April 13, 1902, in Wisconsin, he was the son of John and Mary JANKOVSKY UCENY. His marriage was May 29, 1924, in Chicago to Henrietta SMID, who survives. Mr. Uceny resided in Tiosa since 1945, moving from Chicago. He was a retired cmployee of the Bendix corporation in South Bend.
Survivint with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. James (Evelyn) BROWN, LaPorte; two sons, Richard [UCENY], of Plymouth, and John [UCENY], Jr., Valparaiso; four sisters, Mrs. Sadie PRUSA and Mrs. Josie LIPKA, both of Merrilan, Wis.; Mrs. Irma KOLBEN, North Almstead, O., and Mrs. Jeanette THOMAS, San Diego, Cal.; three brothers, Victor UCENY, Fox River Grove, Ill.; Gustaf UCENY, El Paso, Texas, and Joe UCENY, Long Beach, Cal., and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home

Dessa M. Busenburg
Mrs. Dessa Mae BUSENBURG, 87, Fulton, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the Del-Mar nursing home in Indianapolis. She had been ill since June.
A retired practical nurse and schoolteacher, Mrs. Busenburg was born Dec. 14, 1881 in Ohio. She was the daughter of John M. and Elnora WHITNEY ROBINSON. Her marriage was June 22, 1900, in Fulton, to Franklin Leslie BUSENBURG. He died April 11, 1939. She had resided in Fulton since 1940, moving from Indianapolis. She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Charles BUSENBURG, Indianapolis; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Fred (Lelia) RANS, Delong. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 3, 1968

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Wednesday, December 4, 1968

Ervin E. Wagner
Ervin E. WAGNER, 87, Mentone, died at 8 a.m. today in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lura VANDERMARK, in Mentone.
He was born Feb. 2, 1881, in Nappanee, the son of Albert and Matilda CARBAUGH WAGNER. His marriage was Mar. 13, 1904, to Ethel KLINCK, who preceded him in death. Mr. Wagner had lived in Mentone since 1928, moving from Bourbon.
Also survivine are five sons, Ivo [WAGNER], Eau Gallie, Fla.; Ernest [WAGNER], Fort Wayne; Mervin [WAGNER], Warsaw; Ervin [WAGNER], Jr., Mentone, and Myrl [WAGNER], Hialeah, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Freda FULTON, Mentone; Mrs. Dorothy CRULL, LaPorte; Mrs. Annabelle BARNHART, New Haven; and Mrs. Ruth WARREN, Elkhart; one half-brother, Stewart [WAGNER], of Nappanee; thirty-seven grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grancchild. Two sons and one daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 5, 1968

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Friday, December 6, 1968

Isabella Troyer
Mrs. Isabella "Mooch" TROYER, 61, Lake Manitou, died unexpectedly at 10 p.m. Thursday at her residence on Barrett road.
Born Dec. 29, 1906, in Grant county, she was the daughter of Roy and Pearl NELSON HALLAM. Her marriage was May 7, 1927, in Marion to Paul J. TROYER, who survives. She had lived at Lake Manitou six years, moving from Florida.
Also surviving are one brother, Ted HALLAM, Marion, and a sister, Mrs. Grant FINLEY.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Diggs funeral home in Marion. The Rev. Dee McGEE will officiate. Burial will be in the Grant Memorial cemetery at Marion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, December 7, 1968

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Monday, December 9, 1968

Chester B. Biddle
Chester B. BIDDLE, 68, Remington, father of Mrs. Richard (Suzanne) BELCHER, Rochester, was killed at 10:50 a.m. Saturday when his car was struck by a Penn Central Railroad freight train engine at a crossing in Remington.
State police said Biddle did not stop at the crossing and drove his car into the path of the train which was moving at 20 miles an hour.
Mr. Biddle was a past-president of the Purdue university Alumni association, president of the Indiana Soybean Growers association, a director and past-president of the American Soybean association and was director and treasurer of the Soybean Council of American.
He was a member of Remington Presbyterian church and the Masonic lodge there. He also was a member of Governor Roger D. Branibin's School Reorganization Commission.
Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith C. BIDDLE, a step-mother, one son, a brother, and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Remington Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Remington cemetery. Friends may call at the Stitz funeral home in Remington.

Susan Fortner
Services were conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Todd funeral home in Demotte for Mrs. Susan FORTNER, former resident of Demotte, who died Saturday in the Rochester Nursing home. The Rev. Clarence MEYERS officiated and burial was in the Evergreen cemetery at Hobart.
A native of West Virginia, Mrs. Fortner had resided in the nursing home for the past eight years. She had observed her 105th birthday in September. She was born Sept. 25, 1863. Her marriage was in 1886, in West Virginia, to William FORTNER, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are a son, Edgar [FORTNER], Demotte; a daughter, Mrs. Ilva FRAZIER, Hialeah, Fla.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Amy Beth Pocock
Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. today for Amy Beth POCOCK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. POCOCK, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Laurence SMITH officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Foster & Good funeral home.
She was born at 1:16 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are three brothers, Charles, Todd and Jess [POCOCK], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel WHITE, New London, O.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles POCOCK, Sr., Fremont, O., and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George E. POCOCK, Uhrichsville, O.

Harry R. Rush
Harry R. RUSH, 47, 1007 Elm street, died unexpectedly at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
A lifetime resident of this area, he was born March 25, 1921, in Fulton county, the son of Harvey and Minnie TOBY RUSH. His marriage was Oct. 9, 1943, in Michigan City, to Elsie MUSSELMAN, who survives. He was a retired employee of the Travis Implement company and a member of the Eagles Lodge, 323, of Logansport.
Also surviving whith his wife are the father, Harvey RUSH, Rochester; one son, Kevin [RUSH], at home; two daughters, Carla [RUSH], at home, and Mrs. Roy (Lucinda) RUDD, Fortune, N.D.; one foster-brother, Russell DAVIDSON, Rochester, and nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Martin Raderstorf
Martin "Rude" RADERSTORF, 84, R.R. 2, Star City, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph hospital at Logansport. He was the father of Mrs. Ralph CRISSINGER of Rochester.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Genevieve SMITH, Star City, Mrs. Edith PENSON, Winamac, two step-daughters, Mrs. Thelma SHEHAN, Columbus, Ga.; Mrs. Juanita INES, Logansport; one step-son, Ban COPPEDGE, Logansport, seventeen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; three brothers, William [RADERSTORF], of Winamac; George [RADERSTORF], of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Charles [RADERSTORF], Mishawaka.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fry-Lange funeral home in Winamac. The Rev. Thomas PERRY will officiate. Burial will be in the Presbyterian cemetery at Pulaski. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Tuesday.

Roy E. Kindig
Roy E. KINDIG, 79, former resident of Fulton county was dead on arrival at the St. Joseph's hospital, at Phoenix, Ariz. Sunday. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Mary Elvila Huls
Mrs. Mary Elvila HULS, 71, a resident of the Soldier's home in Lafayette for the past two years, died at 6 a.m. today in St. Elizabeth's hospital in Lafayette. She had fallen three weeks ago and fractured a hip and wrist. She was recovering from surgery.
She was born July 14, 1897, in Fulton county, the daughter of Henderson "Polk" and Anna May GUNNETT STARNER. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1913, in Talma, to Paul A. HULS. He died Aug. 17, 1964. She lived on U.S. 31 near the Tippecanoe river from 1939 until 1964, moving from Indianapolis.
Surviving are one son, Paul Devane HULS, Martinsville; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Eva) SMITH, Rochester, and Mrs. Fred (Minnie) LOGAN, Holt, Mich. and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery near Talma. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Lenore Kestner
Mrs. Lenore KESTNER, 64, Leesburg, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Memorial hospital at Sarasota, Fla. She was a former resident of Rochester and spent the winter months in Sarasota. She had been ill since September.
She was born April 11, 1904, in Macy, the daughter of Charles H. and Grace CAULK MULLICAN. Her marriage was in March, 1924, to Roy KESTNER, who survives. Mrs. Kestner had lived in this area most of her life. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Also surviving are two sons, Malcolm and Charles [KESTNER], both of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Genevieve THURSTON, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Rosemary ARNOLD, Oscoda, Mich.; two sisters, the Rev. Nettie TOMLINSON, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. Alice FREEMAN, Fort Wayne; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, December 10, 1968

Charles Stewart
Charles STEWART, 65, formerly associated with Stewart's Bakery here, died Saturday at Bremen community hospital after a long illness. He was owner of Stewart's Bakeries at Bremen. Among survivors are two brothers, Roy [STEWART], Decatur, and Garth [STEWART], Bremen.

Ezra C. Jones
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grass Creek United Methodist church for Ezra C. "Casey" JONES, 69, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport.
Born July 11, 1899, in Grass Creek, he was the son of Thomas and Elmire BROWN JONES. His marriage was to Allie PROFITT, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Roy RANDOLPH, Mrs. Mary CLEMO, both of Logansport; Miss Lillian JONES, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Betty BALL, Fulton; five sons, Paul [JONES], Logansport; William [JONES], Jacksonville, Fla.; Thomas and Samuel [JONES], both of Costa Mesa, Cal., and Jimmie [JONES], of Climax, Mich.; two brothers, Oscar [JONES], El Hambra, Cal., and Robert [JONES], Grass Creek, and seven grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.

Roy E. Kindig
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Roy E. KINDIG, 79, Phoenix, Ariz., who died unexpectedly of a heart attack Sunday enroute to a Phoenix hospital. Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
He was born April 16, 1887, in Fulton county, the son of Charles V. and Hattie BRYANT KINDIG. His marriage was April 9, 1923, in Rochester, to Rebecca E. DAVIDSON. She died May 13, 1966. Mr. Kindig was a retired farmer and spent most of his life in the Rochester and Mount Zion areas.
Surviving are one daugher, Mrs. George (Mary) SOMERS, Fair Oaks, Cal.; one son, Richard E. [KINDIG], Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Lavone) MIKESELL, R.R. 5, Rochester; and Mrs. Cecil (Doris) JONES, Boyenton Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Oral KINDIG, R.R. 5, Rochester; Arnie KINDIG, Marysville, O., and Cleon [KINDIG], San Jose, Cal.

Wednesday, December 11, 1968

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Thursday, December 12, 1968

Gladys Merley
Mrs. Gladys MERLEY, 70, Akron, died at 6:45 a.m. today in the Memorial hospital in South Bend where she had been a patient two days. Arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Friday, December 13, 1968

Vernon O. Wharton
Vernon O. WHARTON, 83, Elkhart, brother of Miss Gladus M. WHARTON of Kewanna, died Wednesday in Elkhart General hospital. He was born n June, 1885, in Rochester. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hartzler-Gutermuth funeral home in Elkhart. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Violet G. Bunch
Mrs. Violet G. BUNCH, 69, R.R. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly of a heart attack enroute to Woodlawn hospital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. She had been in failing health for several years.
Born Nov. 21, 1899, at Lomax, Ind., she was the daughter of William and Carrie WORKMAN WILCOX. Her marriage was Aug. 13, 1921, at Wabash, to Lester R. BUNCH, who survives. Mrs. Bunch had resided in Rochester since 1960, moving from Laketon. She was a member of the E.U.B. church at Laketon.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William (Dorothy) RUSSELL, Villa Park, Ill.; Mrs. Alvin (Betty) AMANN, Wabash; Mrs. Lee (Bonnie) CORVIN, Cincinnati, O., and Mrs. John (Ruth) GRAY, Rochester; one son, Billy [BUNCH], of North Manchester; seventeen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, Glenn L. WILCOX, Griffith. One son and three grandchildren preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Gladys G. Merley
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Gladys G. MERLEY, 69, Akron, who died in Memorial hospital at South Bend at 5:45 a.m. Thursday. The Revs. William JOHNSON and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
She was born April 7, 1899, in Akron, the daughter of William and Flora NYE ARTER. Her marriage was in 1918, to Dewey MERLEY, who survives. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron community and attended the United Methodist Church at Athens.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Verl RAGER, R.R. 1, Akron; a son, William [MERLEY], R.R. 2, Akron; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. George BLACK, R.R. 1, Claypool.

Saturday, December 14, 1968

John E. Boll
John Edward BOLL, 55, 228 Monticello road, was found dead at 3:30 a.m. today by Russell CONLEY, who shared the house in which Mr. Boll lived.
An employee of the Rochester Metal Products company, Mr. Boll was a veteran of World War II and the Manitou VFW post.
Sheriff Homer CARR and Dr. William RUSLER, Fulton county coroner, investigated.
Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Charles C. Yates
Charles C. YATES, 82, died unexpectedly at 2 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John (Jean) BENEDICT, of Bourbon.
A former Argos resident, he had been in failing health several years. He had made his home with Mrs. Benedict since the death of his wife, Grace [YATES], last Nov. 22.
Born Oct. 30, 1886 in Argos, he was the son of Charles and Mattie BADGLEY YATES. On Dec. 31, 1906, he was married in Argos to Grace B. SPENCER. He had lived most of his life inArgos, and was a former farmer and contract mail and freight carrier.
Surviving with Mrs. Benedict are three sons, Keith [YATES] of Dolton, Ill., Jim [YATES] of R.R. 2, Plymouth, and William [YATES] of South Bend; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Porter (Dean) HOOKER, Argos. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

Monday, December 16, 1968

Ida B. Tilman
Mrs. Ida B. TILMAN, 82, 625 Jefferson street, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at her residence. She had been in failing health for the past ten years.
Born June 29, 1886, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Peter and Eliza BICKEL BECHTOLD. Her marriage was Nov. 29, 1906, in Kosciusko county, to H. Blaine TILMAN, who survives. Mr. and Mrs. Tilman had celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
She had resided in Rochester the past 18 years with the exception of four years when she returned to Indianapolis in 1964, when Mr. Tilman was needed to assist his former partner in the insurance business. They returned to Rochester last summer.
Mrs. Tilman was an active member of the Grace United Methodist church and the WSCS. She was one of the founders of the Cancer Detection Society and the Manitou Garden club. She was a member of the Woodlawn Hospital auxiliary and the Red Cross Gray Ladies. In Indianapolis, she was a life member of the Methodist Hospital Guild, the Irvington Garden club, a member of the East 10th street United Methodist church from 1913 to 1950, and the Brookside Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 481. She was a longtime member of the PEO Supreme chapter of Sisterhood, a philanthropic organization which helps college students.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frances MOORE TILMAN, Loraine, O.; two grandsons, Richard B. TILMAN and Nelson J. TILMAN. A son, Ned [TILMAN], and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Revs. Ray MILLS and Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund, Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary, and the Grace Building Fund.

Miron L. Densmore
Miron L. DENSMORE, 68, Monterey, died at noon Saturday at his residence following a prolonged illness.
Born June 6, 1900, in Lafayette, he was the son of John and Ethel IRELAND DENSMORE. His marriae was June 12, 1929, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Alma D. ALLEN, who survives. Mr. Densmore was a resident of Monterey 18 years. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic church in Monterey.
Also surviving are two sons, John S. DENSMORE, Rochester, and Robert L. DENSMORE, of Knox and nine grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Anne's Catholic church at Monterey. The Rev. Edward MATUSZAK will offficiate. Burial will be in St. Anne's cemetery there. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.

John E. Boll
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for John Edward BOLL, 55, 228 Monticello road, who was found dead at his residence at 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. William SIMPSON officiated and burial was in Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Born April 13, 1913, in Muskegon, Mich., he had resided in this area the past few years and was employed as a foundryman at the Rochester Metal Products company. He was a veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Boll was a member of the Manitou VFW post.
There are no known survivors.

Tuesday, December 17, 1968

Jesse O. Marlow
Jesse O. MARLOW, 88, 117 East Fifth street, died at 6:55 p.m. Monday in the Miller nursing home. He had been in failing health one year.
He was born May 29, 1880, in Peru. His marriage was in 1943, in Peru, to Eva KOONTZ. She died Oct. 8, 1968. A retired railroad employee, he had resided in Rochester six years prior to residence in Culver and Peru. He was a member of the United Methodist church in Peru, the Masonic lodge, and Carman's Local 466, of Peru.
Surviving are one grandson, Robert L. BLUE, R.R. 3, Kokomo; two great-grandchildren, Greg and Linda [BLUE], both of R.R. 3, Kokomo, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ruth BLUE, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. LeRoy GARNER will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery in Peru where Masonic graveside rites will be conducted. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Lula M. Miller
Mrs. Lula M. MILLER, 81, South Bend, and former resident of Rochester, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient 10 days.
She was born June 17, 1887, in Culver, the daughter of Aaron and Mary Jane ROBBINS JONES. Her marriage was April 10, 1910, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Arthur MILLER. He died in 1964. Mrs. Miller had lived in South Bend the past 22 years. She was the retired owner of a Mishawaka tea room and a member of the United Brethren church of Tyner.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Helen) BURKETT, Akron; two sons, Keith and Dean MILLER, both of Grass Valley, Cal.; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lena LAVO, St. Petersburg, Fla. Ten brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 18, 1968

Bonnie B. Barker
Mrs. Bonnie B. BARKER, 77, Moses Lake,Wash., died Sunday following a three-year illness. She was formerly a resident of the Kewanna area.
She was born Fev. 10, 1891, near Kewanna, the daughter of Enoch and Molly BROWN MOORE. Her marriage was in April, 1911, to Ellis V. BARKER. He died in March, 1960. She had lived the majority of her life in Fulton county. She was a member of the Church of God at Moses Lake, Wash.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Doris) HOOD, R.R. 4, Rochester; one brother, Rev. Vern E. BARKER, Moses Lake, Wash.; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Leola STEELE, San Francisco, Cal.; Mrs. Elsie HILL, San Diego, Cal.; Mrs. Helen POLLEY, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Freda PETERSON, Dowagiac, Mich.; three brothers, Earl MOORE, Nashville, Tenn.; Melvin MOORE, South Bend, and Ernest MOORE, Osceola. One daughter and a son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Lou Robbins
Mrs. Lou ROBBINS, 89, Mentone, died at 12:30 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. She had been ill since June.
Born March 25, 1879 in Holmes county, Ohio, she was the daughter of James and Martha FLEMMING DURLAND. Her marriage was SEpt. 25, 1900, to Jerry ROBBINS, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Ralph ROBBINS, LaGrange; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred CARPENTER, of Mentone, and numerous grandchildren.
Final arrangements are pending at the King Memorial home in Mentone.

Emma E. Hartle
Mrs. Emma E. HARTLE, 79, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Miller nursing home here.
Born April 3, 1889, near Culver, she was the daughter of Theodore and Sarah FREVERT KLINE. Her marriage was to Alvin J. HARTLE. He died Jan. 22, 1951. Mrs. Hartle had lived in the Marshall and Fulton county areas most of her life. She was a member of the Mount Hope United Methodist church.
Surviving are two brothers, Ira F. KLINE and Edgar R. KLINE, both of Culver; one sister, Mrs. Anna HIBRAY, Ora, Ind.; four grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Norman FLOYD will offficiate. Burial will be in the Washington cemetery, east of Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Thursdsy.

Linda Whitmeyer
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Country Chapel for Linda WHITMEYER, Fort Wayne, who was killed in an automobile accident near North Manchester Monday. The Rev. Richard HOFMEYER will officiate and burial will be in the Ever Rest Memorial Gardens at Logansport.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Miss Whitmeyer was a niece of Byron WHITMEYER of Rochester.

Lawrence F. Funk
Lawrence F. "Mike" FUNK, 84, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 3:40 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth. He had been in failing health one year.
He was born Dec. 1, 1884, near Royal Center, the son of Rudolph and Catherine HOFFMAN FUNK. His marriage was March 11, 1906, to Elizabeth Ellen BATTY. She died Nov. 6, 1968.
Mr. Funk was a retired farmer and a member of the Fulton county Farm Bureau and the West Union United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold MIKESELL, R.R. 4, Rochester; five sons, Delmer [FUNK], Detroit; W. R. "Dick" [FUNK], R.R. 2, Royal Center; Andrew [FUNK], Frankfort; Ivan [FUNK], Idaville, and Glen [FUNK], R.R. 3, Kewanna; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildre. Three sisters, one brother and one son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center. The Revs. Howard WESTERN and Ron COVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Friday.

Thursday, December 19, 1968

Lou Robbins
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial chapel in Mentone for Mrs. Lou ROBBINS, 89, Mentone, who died Wednesday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
The Rev. William CHOWING will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Nellie Bryant
Mrs. Franklin SMILEY has returned from Swayzee where she was called by the death of her mother, Mrs. Nellie BRYANT, who died Sunday in Methodist hospital, Indianapolis. Funeral services were conducted in Swayzee Wednesday.

Flora E. Benedict
Mrs. Flora E. BENEDICT, 84, Denver, died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru. She had been ill one month.
Born April 18, 1884, in Denver, she was the daughter of Frank and Louella REAM DELP. Her marriage was Aug. 14, 1901, in Denver, to Edward E. BENEDICT. He died Dec. 18, 1959. Mrs. Benedict was a lifetime resident of the Denver community and a member of the Denver Baptist church.
Surviving are three sons, Frank [BENEDICT], Peru; William A. [BENEDICT], Rochester, and Robert [BENEDICT], of Okemos, Mich.; five daughters, Mrs. Gladys RODY, Denver; Mrs. Helen SARVER, Peru; Mrs. Edna MEEKER, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Betty LOWE, Rochester; and Mrs. Rachel McGUIRE, Denver; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ethel YODER, Denver, and one brother, Blythe DELP, of Roanoke.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the McCain Country chapel at junction Ind. 16 and U.S. 31. The Rev. Oakley MASTEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery at Denver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Friday.

Carl M. Scott
Carl M. SCOTT, 76, Twelve Mile, died unexpectedly at 3:47 p.m. Wednesday in Parkland hospital at Dallas, Texas.
Surviving are three sons, two daughters, and twenty-four grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Spring Creek Christian church in Cass county. Burial will be in the Spring Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, December 20, 1968

Mellie G. Tice
Mrs. James C. [Mellie G.) TICE, 72, R.R. 5, Rochester, who worked with her husband and brother-in-law, John TICE, in the operation of the Tice Food Market on U.S. 31 north of Rochester, died at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Ill three years, she was admitted to the hospital Sept. 25.
She was born Oct. 30, 1896 in Greenfield to Elbert and Sarah HOLDING and had lived in the Rochester community 25 years after residing in Cass county and Ames, Ia. She was married in Ames Oct. 25, 1923.
Surviving are the husband; the brother-in-law; two sisters, Mrs. Wesley (Ida) J. BECKER, and Mrs. Max (Nona) DARMSTANDLER, both of Indianapolis, and three brothers, Roscoe HOLDING of Toledo, Harold HOLDING of Anderson and William HOLDING of Greenfield.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Park cemetery at Greenfield at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, December 21, 1968

Minnie J. Smith
Mrs. Minnie J. SMITH, 90, a former Macy resident, died at 2 a.m. Friday at the Decatur, Ind., hospital after being in failing health 10 years. She had been hospitalized two weeks.
She was the widow of Charles T. SMITH, who died in 1957. She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church. She had resided in Macy until 1957 when she moved to Decatur.
Surviving are a son, R. Byron SMITH, of near Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Richard EVANS, Pleasant Mills; two granddaughters, and six great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. EST Sunday at the Zwick funeral home in Decatur with the Rev. Joseph GIBSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.

Fairmont Meiser
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. EST Monday at the Jackson funeral home in Rensselaer for Fairmont "Fred" MEISER, 58, Rensselaer, formerly of Kewana. Burial will be in the Memory Gardens cemetery at Rensselaer.
Mr. Meiser died in the Jasper county hospital at Rensselaer at 7:10 p.m. Thursday after an illness of six months.
Born in Fulton county May 19, 1910, he was the son of Eri and Alma MOORE MEISER. He was married Sept. 5, 1937 in Kewanna to Alma HOTT, who survives. Mr. Meiser attended Fulton county schools and had lived in Kewanna and Argos before moving to Rensselaer in 1944.
Surviving are four daughters, a son, nine grandchildren and three brothers.

Monday, December 23, 1968

Harry Sowers
Last rites were held last week in South Bend for Harry SOWERS, 78, South Bend, who died at Memorial hospital there after a long illness. He was born in Fulton county and moved to South Bend 45 years ago from Akron. The wife, Gladys [SOWERS), and a son and a daughter survive.

Lee Marshall
Another former Fulton county resident, Lee MARSHALL, 70, South Bend, died in that city last week and funeral rites were held Saturday. He was born in this county and moved to South Bend 45 years ago from this city. His wife, Florence [MARSHALL], and a daughter survive.

Bertha Duclus
Mrs. Bertha DUCLUS, 90, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home.
Born Jan. 30, 1878, in Richland Center, she was the daughter of William and Jane BABCOCK ANDREWS. She had been a resident here since 1944, moving from Indianapolis. She was a retired employee of the Indianapolis police department. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, William DUCLUS, Indianapolis, and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. William J. SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wilma Jean Hyden
Fulton county's first drowning in 19 months occurred on a cold Saturday morning in Millark pond in an isolated area six miles southeast of Rochester where three children went to play on the ice without their parents' knowledge.
The victim was Wilma Jean HYDEN, 10-year-old daughter of Randall and Judy HYDEN, R.R. 1, Akron, who had moved to the Millark neighborhood just last fall. She was an Akron grade school pupil. The father is employed by Bud Hartman Motors here.
Wilma Jean drowned despite the frantic efforts of her girl-friend, Cindy KEMP, 13, North Manchester, to save her. Wilma Jean's brother, William [HYDEN], 8, ran a quarter-mile to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Billy SMITH to summon help.
When Akron Marshal Ed HAUSER and Deputy Sheriff Donald O'DELL arrived at the scene, they found the distraut father walking on the ice trying to locate the body with a stick. It took them several minutes to coax him off the thin covering of ice.
The body was found by civilian SCUBA diver Don GREER, R.R. 5, Rochester, at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, about four hours after the girl fell through the ice. The body was in water about four feet deep near where the girl went under the ice.
State police SCUBA divers James HOOVER and Duane LARSH, Rochester firemen in two row boats and Jay GARVER and David MEISER of Rochester also participated in the search.
Considerable debris in the water hampered the divers' efforts. Firemen had to break ice on the surface with paddles to maneuver their boats.
Also assisting at the scene were Conservation Officer Ray REKER; Sgt. James I. JOHNSON and Trooper Joseph FOSTER of the Peru state police post; O'Dell and Deputy Sheriff Richard ADAMSON, of the Fulton county sheriff's office; Hauser, and James SMITH, owner of the Manitou Marina who provided one of the boats.
The body was taken to the Foster & Good funeral home and then to the Edingfield funeral home in Wabash.
The drowning was the first in Fulton county since May 6, 1967, when Rudolph A. ZELMER, 57, Eau Claire, Mich., was found dead in the Tippecanoe river 300 feet east of the U.S. 31 bridge north of Rochester.
Wilma Jean was born June 24, 1959 in Williamson, W. Va., to Randall and Judy Faye RIFE HYDEN and was a fourth grade stdent at Akron elementary school. The family moved to the Millark area from Wabash. The girl was affiliated with the Church of Christ at Treaty three miles south of Wabash.
Surviving with the parents and the brother, William, are another brother, Jonathon [HYDEN], at home; two sisters, Rhonda Lynn and Coetta [HYDEN], both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James HYDEN, Wabash, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred RIFE of McCarr, Ky.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Edingfield funeral home with the Rev. Howard WATERS officiating. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Simon E. Johnson
Simon E. JOHNSON, 81, Monterey, died this morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home at Plymouth.
Last rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home here.

Joanna M. Evans
Mrs. Joanna M. EVANS, 48, Kewanna, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday at her residence.
Born Feb. 17, 1920, in Cambridge, O., she was the daughter of Carl Homer and Estella RICHART REYNOLDS. Her marriage was in 1947, to Lee V. EVANS, who survives. She was a resident of the Kewanna community since 1950 and a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Carl Lee [EVANS], with the army in Vietnam, and Reynolds Ashby [EVANS], at Ft. Eustis, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen WICKERSHAM, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Mrs. Rose BROWN, Miami Springs, Fla., and Mrs. Juanita WICKERSHAM, Cassopolis, Mich.; two brothers, Carl F. REYNOLDS, Anaheim, Cal., and Donald W. REYNOLDS, Logansport; nieces and nephews. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist church in Kewanna. The Rev. LeRoy WISE will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens at Winamac. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The family requests memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Fund.

Peter Wolf
Peter WOLF, 62, former resident of R.R. 2, Argos, died at 6 a.m. Sunday in the TLC nursing home at Argos. He had been a patient at the nursing home several months.
Born Dec. 7, 1906, in Racine, O., he was the son of John and Lottie SAYRE WOLF. His marriage was April 7, 1953, in Tokyo, Japan, to Tomi E. HASHIMOTO, who survives. Mr. Wolf was a retired Merchant Marine.
Also surviving are one daughter, Keiko WOLF, a student at Indiana university, and one brother, Harry WOLF, Racine, O.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Edward SMITHEE will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 24, 1968

Gertrude Mae Meador
Mrs. Gertrude Mae MEADOR, 73, 228 West Eighth street died at 5:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Simon E. Johnson
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home fo Simon E. JOHNSON, 80, Monterey, who died at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery. Friends may call after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
A retired carpenter, he was born Jan. 12, 1888, near Delong, the son of Findley and Mary JOHNSON. He had resided in Monterey since 1902 and had been employed in the hardware store there.
The only known survivors are cousins. One sister and a brother preceded in death.

Wednesday, December 25, 1968

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Thursday, December 26, 1968

Gertrude Mae Meador
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Gertrude Mae MEADOR, 73, 228 West Eighth street, who died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired nurse, she was born July 15, 1895, near Fulton, the daughter of John and Laura DOUGLAS ALLEY. Her marriage was to Everett MEADOR, who preceded her in death. She was a resident of the Rochester and Peru areas her entire life and a member of the First Christian church in Rochester.
Surviving are one son, Gail Thomas [MEADOR], St. Joseph, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. Ethel FERREE, Hammond. Four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Silas C. Patton
Silas Clinton PATTON, 82, Fulton, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital at Logansport.
A lifetime resident of the Fulton area, he was born Aug. 21, 1886, in Fulton, the son of Henry and Jane BRYANT PATTON. His marriage was July 25, 1906, to Jane BROWN, who survives. He was a member of the Market Street United Methodist church in Logansport and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
Surviving with the wife are nieces and nephews. Several brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home in Logansport. The Revs. Howard WESTERN and Philip ISGRIGG will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Warren R. Robbins
Warren Roger ROBBINS, 65, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 6:45 a.m. today at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been ill four years.
Born May 18, [1903] in Warsaw, he was the son of Warren and Orah FUNK ROBBINS. He had lived at Beaver Dam Lake three years, moving from Fort Wayne where he had lived 12 years. He was married Aug. 20, 1927 in Warsaw to Estella ENGLE, who survives. He was a retired truck driver.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Doris Maxine) YARIAN, Mentone; a son, Lester Devon ROBBINS, Big Rapids, Mich., and seven grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Orvin J. Lake
Orvin J. LAKE, 82, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He was a patient three weeks and ill one year.
A retired farmer, he was born April 19, 1886, in Green township, the son of Jasper and Laura PRICE LAKE. His first marriage was in March, 1911, to Ethel VORIS. She died in July 1938. His second marriage was Jan. 18, 1941, to Cora THOMPSON, who survives. He was a member of the Argos Congregational church.
Also surviving are two sons Robert L. LAKE, Tulsa, Okla., and James LAKE, Peotone, Ill.; one step-son, John THOMPSON, Knox; two step-daughters, Mrs. Donald (Violet) ARICK, Argos, and Mrs. Donavan (Eileen) SICKMILLER, South Bend; sixteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, a twin, Mrs. Cacil ZERBE, South Bend, and Mrs. John (Clara) STULTZ, Argos, three brothers, William LAKE, Argos; Arnold and Milburn LAKE, both of South Bend. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Philip Haney
Philip HANEY, 84, R.R. 1, Bristol, died Wednesday in the Elkhart hospital. He had been in failing health six months.
He was born July 18, 1884, in Kosciusko county. His first marriage was to Minnie BURGER, who died in 1939. His second marriage was to Emma MYERS, who survives. Mr. Haney was an ordained minister in the E.U.B. church serving in the Culver and Rochester districts.
Surviving are one son, Edgar HANEY, R.R. 2, Goshen, and a daughter, Lorna ARMSTRONG, of Withrow, Wash.; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and four brothers.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Bethel United Methodist church in Elkhart. The Rev. HENDRIX will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Kewanna. Friends may call at the White funeral home in Elkhart.

Carrie Kingsbery
Mrs. Carrie KINGSBERY daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sanford PAINTER, pioneer residents of Rochester, died unexpectedly Christmas day at the home of her niece, Mrs. Carl (Floy) DUNLAP JONES, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral services will be Friday in Atlanta, Ga.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lucile McPHERSON, Avon Park, Fla., and Mrs. Blanche DUNLAP, St. Jude's nursing home, Jacksonville, and a nephew, Douglas DUNLAP, Tallahassee, Fla.

Friday, December 27, 1968

Forest Guise
Forest GUISE, 68, South Bend, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 1 p.m. Wednesday in his residence. He is the nephew of Mrs. William RUNKLE of Akron.
Born June 30, 1901, in Fulton County, he was the son of Benjamin and Edna MORGAN GUISE. He was a carpenter and brick mason and a veteran of World War I and II. He was a member of the Northway Church of Christ.
Surviving with his aunt is a half-brother, Clark GUISE.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery at Monterey. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 28, 1968

Charles A. Ambridge
Charles A. AMBRIDGE, 63, North Manchester, a former Akron resident, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday at the Wabash county hospital in Wabash after an illness of two days.
Born Sept. 17, 1905, in Ottawa, Canada, to Alfred and Mary AUGHIE AMBRIDGE, he was a linotype operator for the News Journal at North Manchester. He was married June 9, 1934 to Alice HOWARD, who survives. He had lived in North Manchester 41 years. He was a member of the First Brethren church and the Masonic lodge at North Manchester.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas BURCH, North Manchester, and Mrs. Wendell KREIDER, Milwaukee; six brothers and sisters, all of Canada, and seven grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Brethren church in North Manchester with the Rev. Woodrow IMMEL officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn cemetery. Friends may call at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester after 7 p.m. today and after 4 p.m. Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Carrie Kingsbery
Services were held Friday at Atlanta, Ga., for Mrs. Carrie KINGSERY, 78, of Atlanta, who died Monday while visiting in Jacksonville, Fla. She was a native of Rochester and had lived in Atlana many years, being employed there by Rich's Department Store. Her parents were Sanford and Matilda KAMMERER PAINTER. Surviving are two sisters, a niece and a nephew.

Monday, December 30, 1968

Ralph U. Alderfer
Ralph U. ALDERFER, 64, wo resided in the Burton community, died at noon today in Woodlawn hospital. Last rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home

Ralph Nicodemus
Ralph "Ike" NICODEMUS, 44, 509 East Ninth street, died at 3:05 a.m. today, in his home, of generalized carcinoma. He had been in failing health three months.
Born Nov. 16, 1924 in Fulton county to Samuel F. and Stella FEECE NICODEMUS, he was a lifetime resident of Rochester. He was married July 17, 1949 in Rochester to Betty Lou SMITH, who survives. He was a constrction worker, a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion, Eagles lodge and Union Local 274 at Lafayette.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Jenny Lou, Penny Lee and Sandra "Sandy" Lynn [NICODEMUS], all at home; the parents, R.R. 1, Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Lucile LEWIS, R.R. 1, Akron; Miss Louise NICODEMUS, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Grace EDGAR, Flint, Mich.; three brothers, Max NICODEMUS, R.R. 2, Rochester; R. E. NICODEMUS and Peter A. NICODEMUS, both of R.R. 1, Akron, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rochester American Legion post will conduct military rites.

Hallie Vance
Hallie "Lee" VANCE, 64, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill two years.
Born Aug. 6, 1904, in Johnson county, he was the son of John and Nancy McDANIAL VANCE. His marriage was May 8, 1926, in Shelbyville, to Lola BELL, who survives. He had lived in the Rochester area 2 1/2 years moving from Tipton.
Mr. Vance was a former town marshal at Fulton for one year, Tipton city park policeman, captain of Civil Defense at Tipton, and an employee of Poe's Implement company at Tipton 15 years. He was a member of the Flat Rock United Methodist church, Tipton Moose lodge, and Fraternal Order of Police.
Also surviving are four sons, Earl [VANCE], Rochester; Jim [VANCE], Muncie; Lee [VANCE[, Jr., Baltimore, O., and Bob [VANCE], of Portland; three daughters, Mrs. Patty BRENTEN, Noblesville; Sharon QUIRK, Rochester; Gretchen VANCE, Logansport; twenty-three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Fanny WADE, and Mrs. May BAME, both of Dayton, and Mrs. Nancy HASCH, Flat Rock, Ind.; nieces and nephews. One brother and five sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Detta Sadler
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna for Mrs. Detta SADLER, 72, Grass Creek, who died at her residence at 10:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Harold WELLER officiated. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna.
Born Oct. 7, 1897, near Lucerne, she was the daughter of James and Sarah Ann RILEY HICKEY. Her marriage was in 1923, to Ted SADLER, who survives.
Also surviving are one step-son, Nelson [SADLER], Grass Creek; two brothers, John [SADLER], of Lucerne, and O. J. [SADLER], Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Edna TORRENCE and Miss Helen HICKEY both of Lucerne; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.

Donal Railsback
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Donal E. RAILSBACK, 70, who was found dead at his residence eight miles southeast of Argos at 2 p.m. Saturday. He had been ill with a heart condition and death was believed to have occurred late Thursday afternoon. The Rev. Rayond OVIATT officiated ad burial was in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester.
He was born Aug. 21, 1898, in Argos, the son of Harland and Gertrude WARREN RAILSBACK. He had spent most of his life in the Argos area and was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Thelma) BILLETT, Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Dwight (Murial) SNYDER, Lansing, Mich.

Charles C. Ness
Charles Clinton NESS, 64, Grass Creek, died at 3:54 p.m. Sunday in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
A farmer and truck driver, he was born Aug. 4, 1904, in White county, the son of Theadore and Princes Victoria HYDE NESS. His marriage was April 28, 1934, to Arlene ZELLERS, who survives. Mr. Ness was a member of the Christian church, Kewanna Masonic lodge, and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are two sons, Theadore [NESS], R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Karl [NESS], Ft. Hood, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Mae SWAIN, Hammond, and Mrs. Zella PROUTY, Logansport; five grandchildren. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 31, 1968

Benjamin S. Terrell
Benjamin S. TERRELL, 81, Logansport, brother of Edgar TERRELL of Akron, died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph hospital in Logansport after a lingering illness. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Kroeger funeral home at Logansport, with burial to be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Ralph U. Alderfer
Services for Ralph U. ALDERFER, 64, R.R. 4, Rochester (Burton community), who died at noon Monday in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Curtis SYLVESTER will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, Mr. Alderfer died three days after admission to the hospital. The son of Clinton and Wilmettie McCLURE ALDERFER, he was born Oct. 17, 1904. He was married July 24, 1926, in Rochester to Mabel POLLEY, who survives. Mr. Alderfer was a farmer and a member of the Fulton County Election Board and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Rawland (Lois) KAMP, Rochester, and Mrs. Harvey (Wanda) ARTHUR, Akron; a son, Tech. Sgt. Robert ALDERFER, stationed in Taiwan; five sisters, Mrs. Earl (Glenn) HARTMAN, Mrs. Dean (Mable) ARMY and Mrs. Florence MORRIS, all of South Bend; Mrs. Angelo (Luetta) MARALDO, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Walter (Edith) CLEVENGER, Rochester.
Also surviving are three brothers, Carl [ALDERFER[, of Mentone; Lester [ALDERFER], of R.R. 3, Rochester, and Vern [ALDERFER], of Mishawaks, and eight grandchildren. A daughter, two grandchildren, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
The family requests that memorials be in the forme of donations to the cancer fund.