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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1969

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The Rochester Sentinel

1969

Thursday, January 2, 1969

Richard Lee Sayger
Richard Lee "Dick" SAYGER, 24, R.R. 1, Akron, was killed instantly at 3:38 a.m. Wednesday when his car went off a curve on Ind. 25 two miles southwest of Warsaw in Kosciusko county. He was the son of Maurice and Irene MILLER SAYGER.
The valdeictorian of his 1962 Akron high school class and a former varsity basketball player, Sayger died of a broken neck and skull fracture according to Dr. A. L. MOSER, Kosciusko county coroner.
Sayger was driving south when he lost control of his car while rounding a curve. The convertible went off the road, hit a utility pole, traveled 90 feet, went into a ditch and flipped onto its top. Sayger, who was wearing a seatbelt, was trapped in the car.
Born In Rochester March 19, 1944, Sayger received two scholarships to Purdue university's school of engineering upon graduation frrom high school. He transferred to Anderson college to major in education and had just enrolled at Mahchester college to complete the eight hours of study needed for a degree in education. He would have started classes Monday. He was employed at the Warsaw plant of R. R. Donnelley and Sons while not attending school.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Judith [SAYGER], and a brother, Tom [SAYGER], both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Vern MILLER, Akron, and the Paternal grandmother, Mrs. Herschel SAYGER, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at theZimmerman brothers funeral home with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Byron F. Martinsen
Byron F. MARTINSEN, 63, 1204 Jackson boulevard, owner and operator of the We-Like-It trailer court on Ind. 14 east of the city until retirement last year, died at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital. Ill for two months he entered the hospital at 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Born Dec. 9, 1905 in Chicago, he was the son of Fred and Minnie KURZ MARTINSEN. He had resided here 11 years, moving from South Milwaukee, Wis. He was married to Edna PERROTT, who survives. He was a member of Grace United Methodist church, F&AM No. 79 of Rochester, and the Scottish Rite of South Bend. He formerly drove a Rochester school bus.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. J. Dale (Gwen) HISEY, Streamwood, Ill., and Mrs. Charles (Gloria) CONRAD, LaGrange, Ill; a brother, Ben MARTINSEN, LaGrange Park, Ill., and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home, where Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 o'clock tonight.

Arthur D. Reed
Arthur D. REED, 73, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe (Bethel church community), died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a five-week illness.
Born May 22, 1895 in the same house he occupied at the time of his death, he was the son of Miller J. and Ida BELL REED.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bethel Methodist church.
Surviving are two brothers, Edwin M. REED, who lived with the deceased, and Louis W. REED, R.R. 1, Argos, and nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Geneva MURPHY, died in 1947.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery southwest of Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, January 3, 1969

Byron F. Martinsen
Additional survivors of Byron F. MARTINSEN, 63, 1204 Jackson boulevard, who died at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, are a sister, Miss Myrtle MARTINSEN, LaGrange, Ill., and two grandsons, Jordan HISEY and Mark CONRAD. Services were conducted today at the Foster & Good funeral home.

I. W. Monroe
I. W. MONROE, 65, Maplelawn Village, Kokomo, died at 4:45 a.m. today in the Howard Community hospital in Kokomo. He had been ill one year.
Born Oct. 30, 1903, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Charles and Maude BRIDGEWATER MONROE. His marriage was Sept. 23, 1944, in South Bend, to Harriet LEWIS, who survives. He had lived in the Kokomo area five years, moving from the Walnut community, east of Argos. Mr. Monroe was a machinist at the Chrysler corporation in Kokomo.
Also surviving are three sons; Gerald McCANN, Imperial Beach, Cal.; Ceiel E. PAINTER, South Bend, and Dwain MONROE, Council Bluffs, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. A. D. WEAVER, Battle Creek, Mich.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. One sister and two brothers preceded in death. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. 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. Saturday.

William F. McLochlin
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the St. Ann's church in Monterey for William F. McLOCHLIN, 82, R.R. 1, Monterey, who died at 4:45 a.m. at San Pierre.
Rev. Edward MATUSZAK will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Peter's cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
He was born June 18, 1886, near Grass Creek, the son of John R. and Elizabeth HARRIGAN McLOCHLIN. His marriage was in October, 1912, to Grace WALSH. She died in 1965. A retired farmer, he was a member of St. Ann's Catholic church of Monterey.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Albert WILSON, East Gary; Mrs. Jack FRYE, Hobart; Mrs. Henry COLGROVE, Winamac; Mrs. Howard BRUCKER and Miss Jane McLOCHLIN, both of Monterey; one son, Charles McLOCHLIN, Benton Harbor, Mich.; two brothers, John [McLOCHLIN], Rochester, and Albert [McLOCHLIN], Star City; three sisters, Mrs. William SCHEETZ, Lafayette; Mrs. Lawrence HOLLAND, rochester, and Sister M. FABIANA, Hammond; seventeen grandchildren; nineteen great-granchildren. One daughter, three brothers, and one sister preceded in death.

Saturday, January 4, 1969

George E. Huffman
George E. HUFFMAN, 81, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been a patient six weeks.
Born July 11, 1887 southeast of Tippecanoe, he was the son of William and Jane MOORE HUFFMAN. He had lived in Bourbon many years, moving to the Argos area 10 years ago. His first marriage was to Clistie LEWELLEN, who died in 1955. On June 1, 1958, he was married in Argos to Ruth PARKHURST, who survives. Mr. Huffman worked for the Orthopedic Equipment company of Bourbon for many years, retiring in 1958. Prior to that, he was a farmer in the Tippecanoe area. He was a member of the Gilead Methodist church at Argos.
Aurviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Retha) LEMLER, Atwood; a step-daughter, Mrs. Grant (Alice) SHENEFIELD, Argos; a step-son, Alfred "Pat" PARKHURST, Rochester; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; five sisters, Mrs. Emil (Sina) TILLIS, Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. Floyd (Arvilla) PONTIUS, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Mrs. Laura BAER and Mrs. Bertha SHAFFER, both of Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Lottie DeMOTT, of Michigan; three brothers, John and Bert [HUFFMAN], both of Elkhart, and Estel [HUFFMAN], Etna Green. a brother, Oscar [HUFFMAN], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Artos at 2 p.m. Monday with the Revs. Russell GOOD and W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Harold E. Miller
Harold E. MILLER, 56, 1108 Madison street, died enroute to South Bend Memorial hospital late Friday afternoon after becoming ill at work at the Torrington Roller Bearing company in South Bend.
His wife, the former Florence DAWALD, was visiting the couple's two daughters in New York City at the time her husband died. Mr. Miller's mother, Mrs. M. G. MILLER, 925 Madison street, also was in New York City at the time.
Additional details were unavailable immediately. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in in charge of arrangements.

Voris Robinson
Word has been received here of the death in Mishawaka of Voris ROBINSON, 62, native of this city who moved to Mishawaka in 1943. He was a retired employee of the Mishawaka school system. Mr. Robinson was a foster son of the late Alf CARTER, longtime county assessor. He is survived by his wife, one daugher, two brothes and one sister.

Ray O'Blenis
Ray O'BLENIS, 72, R.R. 1, Kewanna, former Rochester resident, died at 10:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Jesse Metzger
Another Rochester native, Jesse METZGER, 73, R.R. 1, Goshen, died recently in the hospital at that city after a long illness. He was born in Rochester, Nov. 6, 1895, but had spent most of his life in Goshen.

Monday, January 6, 1969

Harold E. Miller
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Harold Earl MILLER, 56, 1108 Madison street, who died unexpectedly at 3:30 p.m. Friday enroute to Memorial hospital in South Bend. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.
He was born Nov. 23, 1912, near Fulton, the son of George J. and Montana SCHLINDER MILLER. His marriage was Nov. 23, 1932, in Fulton to Florence DAWALD, who survives. Mr. Miller was employed as a maintenance man in the Torrington Bearing Division in South Bend. He had been a resident of Rochester ten years, moving from Mishawaka. He was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Logansport, the Rochester Masonic lodge 79, Rochester Chapter 90, RAM, and the Eastern Star at Fulton.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Elof (Nedra) CARLSON, Setauket, N.Y., and Mrs. Sonya HOOVER, New York City; seven grandchildren; his father, of Sacramento, Cal.; his mother, Mrs. M. G. MILLER, Rochester; one brother, Robert MILLER, St. Louis, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. Frank (Lillian Ann) BLACKBURN, Las Vegas, Nev. One brother, Dale [MILLER], preceded in death.

Don Sheets
Don [SHEETS], 60, native of Rochester, died Saturday in St. Louis, Mo., following major surgery which he had undergone Christmas Day. He had been in critical condition since that time.
The son of Lewis Clay and Lina M. SHEETS, he was born in this city and graduated from Rochester high school. He received a degree in electrical engineering, with honors, from Purdue and in his senior year won the Big Ten diving championship.
Mr. Sheets lived in Milwaukee prior to moving to St. Louis, in 1930. He long had been associated with Pieper Lillard company, which supplies line materials to public utilities, and before leaving that firm was its sales manager and vice president. Since last year, he had devoted full time to his own company, also manufacturing line materials.
Surviving are the wife, Mary [SHEETS]; a daughter, Lisa [SHEETS], St. Louis; a son, Philip [SHEETS], Charlotte, N.C.; one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Mildred) READ and Miss Marty Jill [SHEETS], both oif Rochester; and two brothers, John [SHEETS], Crestline, Cal., and Dee [SHEETS], Seattle, Wash. Preceding in death were two sisters, Mrs. Del (Glenn V.) DAGGY and Mrs. Joe (Ruth) BAKER, and one brother, Arthur [SHEETS[.
Last rites and burial will be Tuesday in St. Louis.

Milton Ray O'Blenis
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Milton Ray O'BLENIS, 72, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. The Revs. William SIMPSON and Ron PRILLIMAN officiated. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
He was born April 25, 1898, in Fulton county, the son of William C. and Roseabell HASSENPLUG O'BLENIS. His marriage was on March 30, 1923, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Eva B. WOLF. She died in October, 1961. A life resident of Fulton county, he was retired from the Rochester Postal department where he had worked 35 years. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion, and a 48-year member of I.O.O.F. lodge 47.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Alvena) MOLLENCUPP, R.R. 1, Kewanna; one son, William M. O'BLENIS, Rochester; six grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were four brothers, one grandson and one granddaughter.

Luretta Partridge
Miss Luretta PARTRIDGE, 84, former resident of Rochester, who had resided at the Methodist Memorial home at Warren since August died at 5:40 a.m. today in the Memorial Home.
She was born May 23, 1884, in Fulton county, the daughter of Silas C. and Martha [EIDSON] PARTRIDGE. A retired government worker, she was a member of the Rochester United Methodist church and the Rochester Eastern Star.
Surviving are two brothers, Lee PARTRIDGE, Parkridge, Ill., and Merritt PARTRIDGE, Los Angeles; one sister, Mrs. Florence ARCHER, of Toledo, O.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Methodist Memorial Home chapel. Burial will be in the Springhill cemetery at Warren. Friends may call at the Memorial Home chapel.

Tuesday, January 7, 1969

Robert G. Ibaugh
Robert Glen IBAUGH, 64, 1615 Monroe street, a retired watchmaker, died at 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient five days. He had been ill 7 1/2 years.
Mr. Ibaugh began his watchmaking career as an instructor at the Bradley school of Horology in Peoria, Ill., from which he graduated in 1928. He organized watch departments at the Southern Institute of Technology in Weatherford, Okla., and Hardin college (now Midwestern university) in Wichita Falls, Texas and taught at the Terre Haute (Ind.) School of Watchmaking and Elgin (Ill.) College of Watchmaking.
He was the first Indiana watchmaker to receive a lifetime membership in the Watchmakers Association of Indiana. He retired in 1961 because of ill health.
Born Nov. 10, 1904 in Anderson, he was the son of Ora and Odessa PICKETT IBAUGH and had lived here four years, moving from Indianapolis. He was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church and the Dallas, Texas scottish rite.
Surviving are the wife, Mabel [IBAUGH]; the mother, of Indianapolis, and a cousin, Ivan IBAUGH, Newbury, O.
Final 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 I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Essie White
Mrs. Essie WHITE, 81, former Kewanna resident, of Monticello died Monday at the Monticello Nursing home following a long illness.
She was born Aug. 15, 1887, in Benton, Tenn., the daughter of William and Elizabeth MAYNOR HARRIS. Her marriage was to Joseph WHITE, who preceded her in death. She had resided in the Monticello community since 1960 and was a member of the Nazarene church.
Surviving are a son, Floyd [WHITE], Westville; one daughter, Lulu Belle WHITE, Gary, and grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Miller funeral home in Monticello. The Rev. Glen IDE, Jr., will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Benjamin M. Wasson
Benjamin M. "Ben" WASSON, 80, 1111 Wabash avenue, died at 6:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Dec. 25.
Born Nov. 5, 1888, in Saluda township, he was the son of Richard E. and Flora JENNINGS WASSON. His marriage was Aug. 26, 1920, in Logansport, to Ruby HILKERT, who survives. Mr. Wasson had resided in the Rochester area six years and in the Kewanna area nine years. He was a retired foreman of the Allison Division of General Motors company and a Veteran of the Philippine insurrection in 1911. He was a member of the Lucerne Christian church.
Also surviving are two sistes, Mrs. Ada CARMICHAEL, Speedway City, and Mrs. Helen POUND, Scottsburg; three brothers, Samuel R. WASSON, Buena Park, Cal.; George WASSON, Crawfordsville, and Russell WASSON, Steubenville, O., and nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Indian Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Alma B. Clark
Mrs. Alma B. CLARK, 77, Bruce Lake, died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Born April 9, 1891, in Jennings county, she was the daughter of John and Mary ABEL JORDAN. She was a member of the United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, John Cooper [CLARK], Bruce Lake; one daughter, Mrs. Joan WILLIAMS, Rockville; one brother, Ezra JORDAN, Newaygo, Mich.; two grandsons, two granddaughters, nine great-grandchildren. Three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. The Rev. SMITLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery north of Kewanna. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 9, 1969

Eda Foster
Mrs. Ora (Eda) FOSTER, 1228 Hill street, died Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter in San Bernardino, Cal Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Mrs. Foster and her husband operated the Foster funeral home from 1928 until his death in 1951. Mrs. Foster continued its operation until 1957, when Junior D. GOOD, who had been on the funeral home staff since 1955, came into partnership with Mrs. Foster and the business name was changed to Foster & Good. In 1962, Good became sole owner of the firm.

Bernard O. Shaw
Bernard O. SHAW, 66, R.R. 1, Roann, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday enroute to Woodlawn hospital.
Born Dec. 10, 1902, in Fulton county, he was the son of Oliver Perry and Cora DRUCHERMILLER SHAW. His marriage was Mar. 7, 1925, at Gilead, to Mabel DAWALD, who survives. A farmer, Mr. Shaw had spent his lifetime in the Fulton and Miami county areas.
Also surviving are one son, Milton [SHAW], Lexington, Ky.; a granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. R. E. (Lena) WILDMAN, Peru, and Mrs. Georgia WEIR, Indianapolis.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. George HAPNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Mildred Meyer
Mrs. Mildred MEYER, 73, 104 East 12th street, died at 2:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill five years.
Born Jan. 25, 1895, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Harry E. and Rhoda M. DELP BERNETHA. Her marriage was in 1914, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Julian MEYER. A lifetime resident of Rochester, Mrs. Meyer was a member of the First Baptist church and a charter member of the Tri Kappa sorority.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. M. C. (Julia Ann) SCHLEIGER, Rochester; a grandson, Jerry SCHLEIGER, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. John ALLISON, also of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday 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 4 p.m. Friday.

Friday, January 10, 1969

James R. Sanders
James R. SANDERS, 20, Logansport, a native of Rochester, was killed and two other Logansport men were injured in a one-car crash on U.S. 24, near Roanoke in Huntington county at 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
Officers said Sanders, a passenger in a car driven by James S. FISHER, 22, died either from a fractured neck or suffocation. He was pinned in the back seat of the car.
Police said Fisher was going west at about 40 mph when his 1966 convertible skidded on ice and hit a tree broadside. Fisher and a passenger, Pfc. Barry FISHER, 21, both suffered bruises and scratches.
Sanders was born Feb. 22, 1948 to Richard W. and Geraldine POWERS SANDERS. Surviving with the parents are a brother, William Joseph [SANDERS], at home; his grandmother, Mrs. Nellie HUGHES, Logansport, and aunts and uncles.
Services are pending at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport

Edward F. Smith
Edward F. SMITH, 87, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. John RHOADES, R.R. 2, Rochester. he had been ill six months
Born Jan. 10, 1882, in Miami county, he was the son of Mathias and Mary WHITMYRE SMITH. His marriage was in 1907 to Leora STOUGHTON. She dies in 1956. A retired farmer he had spent his lifetime in this area. He was a member of the United Methodist church at Disko.
Surviving with the daughter are one son, Arthur SMITH, Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Cleo (Jessie) YOUNG, R.R. 1, Akron; Miss Dorothy SMITH, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Don (Geneva) MILLER, Warsaw; sixteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma BICKE, Roann, and one brother, David [SMITH], of Hibbing, Minn.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Disko United Methodist church. The Rev. Roy FRENCH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon on sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Eda Foster
Final rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Monday at the Trinity United Methodist church for Mrs. Ora (Eda) FOSTER, 69, 1228 Hill street, who died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. James KOCHER in San Bernardino, Cal.
The Revs. William SIMPSON and Arthur CARPENTER 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 a.m. Monday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Mrs. Foster was a former owner and operator of the Foster funeral home, now the Foster & Good funeral home, at 128 West Sixth street. There has been a funeral home at that site for well over 100 years, Chris HOOVER having started a funeral business there which later was operated by John HOOVER.
Mrs. Foster's husband bought the business in 1928, changing the name to Foster funeral home. He died in 1951 and Mrs. Foster continued ownership until 1957 when Junior D. GOOD came into partnership and the name was changed to Foster & Good funerl home. God purchased sole ownership in 1962.
Born Nov. 18, 1899, in Clay county, she was the daughter of John and Estella HAYES. She lived in Rochester since 1922, moving from Argos. Her marriage was Oct. 25, 1922, to Ora A. FOSTER, who died Jan. 10, 1951. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, Family Circle class and the Child Study club
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Mary Ellen) HOLLOWAY, Rochester; six grandchildren, Michael, David and John KOCHER, San Bernardino, Cal., and Mark, Tina, and Timmy HOLLOWAY, of Rochester; two brothers, James MIDDLETON, Argos, and Thomas HAYES, Connersville. One granddaughter, two sisters and one brother preceded in death.

Saturday, January 11, 1969

James R. Sanders
Services for James Richard SANDERS, 20, Logansport, a native of Rochester, who was killed in a one-car accident in Huntington county Thursday morning, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport. Burial will be in Ever Rest memorial park. Friends may call at the funeral home.

George Hawk
George HAWK, 78, 501 East 12th street, a foemer superintendent of City Park, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient 10 days. Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Eda Foster
Calling hours for Mrs. Ora (Eda) FOSTER, 69, 1228 Hill street, who died in San Bernardino, Cal., Wednesday evening, have been changed.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home and from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the Trinity United Methodist church, Eighth and Jefferson streets.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, January 13, 1969

George W. Hawk
Final rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home and again at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Bailey Chapel, Piketon, for George Wesley HAWK, 78, 501 East 13th street, who died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. Dr. Herbert S. BESS will officiate and burial will be at the Bailey cemetery in Piketon. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired farmer and former superintendent of the Rochester city parks, he was born July 12, 1890, in Piketon, O. He had resided here 25 years, moving from Flossmoor, Ill. His marriage was June 10, 1910, in Piketon, to Eliza Jane NANCE. She died in 1941. He was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church.
Surviving are one daughrter, Mrs. J. N. (Anna) PURCELL, Sebastopol, Cal.; one son, George HAWK, Jr., Harvey, Ill.; four grandchildren; nine great-granchildren; a sister, Mrs. Emma BROWN, Columbus, O.

Claude E. Alspach
Claude E. ALSPACH, 81, who formerly resided three miles south of Rochester on U.S. 31, died this morning in Indianapolis.
A lifetime resident of this area, he moved to Indianapolis in 1963 to reside with his daughter, Myra FINCHUM, following the death of his wife.

David Williams
Final rites were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for David W. WILLIAMS, 89, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, who died at 12:10 p.m. Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence GAGNON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake. The Rev. Jim MARTIN officiated. Burial was in the Gross cemetery at Winamac.
A retired carpenter, he was born Sept. 9, 1879, in Pulaski, the son of David and Elizabeth WILLIAMS. His marriage was Dec. 25, 1905, in Pulaski county, to Olive DeMOSS, who survives. He was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Theodore (Hope) REINHOLDT, Monterey; Mrs. Howard (Gladys) EATON, Elkhart, and Mrs. Lawrence (Ruth) GAGNON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren. One son, a daughter, four sisters, and one brother preceded in death.

Tuesday, January 14, 1969

Claude E. Alspach
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Claude E.ALSPACll, 81, former resident of R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 9 a.m. Monday in Indianapolis. 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 1 p.m. Wednesday.
A retired farmer, he was born Aug. 16, 1887, in Rochester, the son of Ezra and Sarah LOWE ALSPACH. His marriage was Dec. 31, 1912, in Rochester, to Olive F. CAMERER. She died Feb. 5, 1963. Mr. Alspach was a lifetime resident of this community with the exception of the past six years when he resided with his daughter in Indianapolis. He was a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Myra) FINCHUM, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Earl (Edith) DILTS, Eugene, Ore.; two grandchildren, John DILTS, United States Air Force, and Patty DILTS, Eugene, Ore.

Wednesday, January 15, 1969

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Thursday, January 16, 1969

J. R. McAllister
J. R. McALLISTER, 78, Stanford, Texas, father of James McALLISTER, 1804 Oakwood drive, died Wednesday in Abilene, Taxas. He had been ill one year. Funeral services will be Friday in Stanford.
Ethel E. Hughes
Mrs. Ethel E. HUGHES, 73, R.R. 1, Plymouth, died at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill one year.
Born Sept. 18, 1895, in Green township, she was the daugher of Edward and Mary BICKEL PERSONETTE. Her marriage was Mar. 21, 1914, at Culver, to Walter C. HUGHES. He died Nov. 24, 1952. She had resided in the Plymouth area 35 years, moving from Argos.
Surviving are two daughters, Helen [HUGHES], at home, and Mrs. Don R. (Mary) BOTTORFF, Plymouth; two sons, James and Roy [HUGHES], both at home; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Mrs. David (Goldie) STAYTON, R.R. 1, Argos; Mrs. Elmer (Katherine) LEMMON, Portage, and Mrs. William (Florence) RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Bourbon; two brothers, Norman PERSONETTE, Plymouth, and Homer PERSONETTE, of Knox.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. James LOWRIE will offficiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7 p.m. today until 4 p.m. Friday and at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth from 7 p.m. Friday until the time of service on Saturday.

Charles E. Rader
Charles E. RADER, 85, 1209 Lakeshore Drive, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He had been ill four years.
A former Akron resident, he was born Jan. 22, 1882, in Akron, the son of Schuyler and Mary TEETER RADER. [His first marriage was to Tressa RAGER, 1884-1936]. His [last] marriage was June 6, 1959, to Jeannette MORRIS, who survives. A retired farmer and mechanic, Mr. Rader spent his lifetime in the Akron and Rochester communities.
Also surviving are two sons, Ralph [RADER], Akron, and Rex [RADER], Tulsa, Okla; one step-son, Payton MORRIS, of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. One son, Eugene [RADER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 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. Friday.

Emmet Eaton
Emmet "Buck" EATON, 59, Akron, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Irene Byron hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill one year and a patient in the hospital two weeks.
A lifetime resident of the Akron community, he was born Sept. 5, 1909, in Kosciusko county, the son of Harry and Zora SUMME EATON. His marriage was June 13, 1936, at Akron, to Gladys FEAR. Mr. Eaton had been employed as a mechanic and welder at Chamberlin Products company prior to his illness.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys; one daughter, Mrs. Ronnie (Jean) WHITAKER, Akron; his mother, Mrs. Zora EATON, Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Lee (Netty) GEARHART, Akron; three brothers, Charles EATON, Warsaw; Stewart EATON, Akron, and Billie EATON, also of Akron.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday and from noon Saturday until the hour of service.

Ona G. Wilson
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Southside Church of the Nazarene at New Castle for Mrs. Ona Gail WILSON, 60, New Castle, a native of Fulton county. She died Tuesday afternoon.
The daughter of Olive and Robert EDINGTON, Mrs. Wilson moved to New Castle in 1950.
Surviving are the husband, Clifford [WILSON]; two sons, Albert [WILSON] of South Bend and Robert [WILSON] of Anderson; a daughter, Mrs. Robert HILL, Rushville; a brother, Robert EDINGTON, New Castle, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary FANSLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Gladys PLUMMER, Kewanna.
Friends may call at the Couden funeral home. Burial will be in he South Mound cemetery at New Castle.

Friday, January 17, 1969

[no obits]

Saturday, January 18, 1969

Agnes C. Mills
Word has been received of the death of Miss Agnes Carolyn MILLS, 24, Radford, Fa., sister of Mrs. Helen PRITCHETT of Rochester. Miss Mills died Monday of injuries suffered in a traffic accident. Last rites and burial were in Radford Wednesday.

Clarence Edwin Pfeiffer
Clarence Edwin PFEIFFER, 70, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 4:25 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of two days.
Born May 5, 1898 near Nappanee, he was the son of Henry and Lydia BARTH PFEIFFER. He had resided the last 30 years in the Mentone area, moving there from Tippecanoe and Etna Green. A farmer, he was married Jan. 29, 1918 to Myrtle H. MORWISER in Plymouth. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Donald [PFEIFFER], Newcastle township; LaMar [PFEIFFER], Logansport, and Eugene [PFEIFFER], St. Charles, Ill.; five daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Doris) GRASS, Plymouth; Mrs. Fred (Helen) DeMIEN, St. Charles, Ill.; Mrs. Betty DeMIEN, Rochester; Mrs. Keith (Marylou) MILLER, Monroe, O., and Miss Joan PFEIFFER, South Bend; a brother, Ernest [PFEIFFER], Wakarusa; a sister, Mrs. Ethel KINDLE, Kalamazoo, Mich; twenty-one grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the King memorial home in Mentone where services will be at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Elmo Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

Anna L. Burke
Mrs. Anna L. BURKE, 61, R.R. 1, Culver (Fulton-Marshall county line road), died unexpectedly at the home of Mrs. Verna MOSS, with whom she resided, Friday morning. She had not been ill previously.
Born in Rutherford, Ala., she moved to the Culver area five years ago from Gary. A brother, Mose RUSAW of Gary, survives.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Ora. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. Monday.

Alice Foglesong
Mrs. Alice FOGLESONG, 68, Kalamazoo, Mich., died Friday evening at the Borgess hospital in Kalamazoo. Among the survivors are a brother, Lawrence "Doc" BABCOCK, R.R. 2, Rochester, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert "Pete" BABCOCK, Rochester. Services are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Monday, January 20, 1969

Alice Foglesong
Mrs. Alice FOGLESONG, 68, Kalamazoo, Mich., died at 8 p.m. Friday in the Borgess hospital in Kalamazoo. She was admitted to the hospital Nov. 15. She had been ill since October, 1967 when she broke her hip. In the 1920's she and her husband had operated a restaurant where the Evergreen cafe is now located.
Born May 9, 1900, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Isaac Lawrence and Laura Ella SPANGLER BABCOCK. Her marriage was Sept. 22, 1919, in Rochester, to Harry F. FOGLESONG. He died in August, 1952. A resident of Kalamazoo since 1936, she was a member of the United Methodist church at Winamac and the Women's Benefit association in Rochester.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ted (Mary Lee) MOFFIT, Battle Creek, Mich.; a son, Jerry R. FOGLESONG, West Lafayette; six grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence "Doc" BABCOCK, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Milo (Elda CALLAWAY) SMITH, Dixon, Wyo. A brother, Robert BABCOCK preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank Duzenbery
Frank DUZENBERY, 95, Donovan, Ill., died this morning at a nursing home in Beaverville, Ill.
Mr. Duzenbery was the father of Wendell S. DUZENBERY, R.R. 2, Rochester. Grandchildren include Richard DUZENBERY, Airon; Donald DUZENBERY, Rochester, and Mrs. John D. (Barbara) HUNTER, Roann. Services will be Thursday at Shelton, Ill.

Harry J. Pappas
Harry J. [PAPPAS], 76, former Rochester resident, died this morning in Porter Memorial hospital at Valparaiso. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Hazel E. Walsh
Final rites were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today in the St. Anthony's Catholic church at South Bend for Mrs. Hazel E. FREESE WALSH, 70, South Bend, who died at 6:50 p.m. Friday in the riverpark Nursing home there. The Rev. Robert RIGEL officiated. Burial was in the Leiters Ford cemetery.
She was born Feb. 2, 1898, in Fulton county. She had resided the past 35 years in South Bend, moving from Kewanna.
Surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Paul BURNS, Rochester; Mrs. Emory DAVIS and Mrs. Robert KLINE, both of Culver; Mrs. Roy JOCHIM, River Grove, Ill.; Miss Marquise FREESE, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Robert FERNBAUGH, Littleton, Colo.

Jayna Lynne Eiler
Akron-Mentone News
Jayna Lynne EILER, 9-month-old daughter of Larry D. and Ellen ISTOK EILER, Ft. Wayne, died Thursday after having been in failing health the past few months. A twin sister died at birth.
Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Jason [EILER], 3, and Justin [EILER], 2, both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll EILER, R. 5, Warsaw; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis ISTOK, Ohio; and the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell HUFFER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Minnie BADGER, Anderson.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Warsaw with Rev. James GABHART officiating. Burial was at Palestine.

James A. Helser
Akron-Mentone News
James A. HELSER, 80, No. Manchester, died at the Veterans Hospital in Ft. Wayne Tuesday after a three weeks' illness.
The son of George and Lottie MOOBERRY HELSER, he was born June 2, 1888 in Dorchester, Neb. A lifetime resident of the community, he was a WW I veteran. He married Laura PERRY KILLMAN in 1918, and she preceded him in death in 1959.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Golda HOOVER, Mishawaka; four step-daughters, Mrs. Cleo LaRUE, R. 1, Silver Lake, Mrs. Ruth LaRUE, Akron, Mrs. Chloie WARE, Plymouth, Mrs. Charlotte SHAVER, Wayne, Mich.; four brothers, John HELSER, Fraser, Mich., Roy HELSER, No. Manchester, Robert HELSER, Elkhart, Ira HELSER, Akron; one sister, Mrs. Florence BARTON, No. Manchester; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Friday at No. Manchester.

Tuesday, January 21, 1969

Gertrude B. Whisman
Mrs. Gertrude B. WHISMAN, 87, Argos, died at 10 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been ill one year.
Born March 15, 1881, at Argos, she was the daughter of Lewis and Ida McCLURE BOWELL. Her marriage was to Clinton D. "Mike" WHISMAN. He died April 5, 1947. A lifetime resident of Argos she was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, the Maccabee lodge, and the Izaak Walton auxiliary.
Surviving are nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Sgt. Dennis M. Fairchild
Army Sgt. Dennis M. FAIRCHILD, 20, has become the third serviceman from Akron and the eighth from Fulton county to die as the result of the Vietnam War.
The U.S. Defense department announced Monday that Sgt. Fairchild, who had been reported missing in action since last Wednesday, was killed. He is the 834th Hoosier killed in the war.
Sgt. Fairchild was the husband of Mrs. Pansy FAIRCHILD of near Akron and Scott O. FAIRCHILD of Bluffton.
Details of Sgt. Fairchild's death have not been announced. However, when his wife and mother were informed last Thursday that he was missing, it was reported that he was last seen on a combat operation "which engaged a hostile force in a firefight."
The Defense department's announcement Monday night said Sgt. Fairchild was killed while on a rescue patrol mission.
The sergeant entered the Army last March and had been in Vietnam since August. He and his wife both attended Akron schools. His wife is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald BAKER of near Silver Lake.
A brother, Mark [FAIRCHILD], 7, is a senior at Akron high school; another brother, Scott [FAIRCHILD], lives in Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Charon JOHNSON, also lives in Fort Wayne, and another sister, Mrs. Kay LINTON, resides in Wabash.
Funeral service arrangements have not been announced.
The first Fulton county fatality of the war was 1st Lt. Neil McKINNEY, an Air Force officer, who was lost on a mission Sept. 2, 1963. He remained on the list of missing personnel until Sept. 3, 1964 when he was presumed dead.
Another Akron resident became the county's second victim of the war when Army Pfc. Roger MANNS, 18, R.R. 1, Akron, drowned while crossing a stream in Vietnam in May 1966.
Other Fulton county servicemen who have died as a result of service during the war were Army Sp4 James R. UTTER, 21, Talma, April 15, 1967; Army Pfc Marvin R. WHITE, 20, R.R. 5, Rochester, April 29, 1967; Marine LCpl. James A. BALLINGER, 21, Rochester, Jan. 31, 1968; Army SSgt. Lawrence E. GIBSON, 31, Rochester, Feb. 14, 1968, and Army Sgt. George PACKARD, 23, Rochester, June 6, 1968.
In addition, Army Capt. Marvin I. SIDERS, 28, R.R. 2, Macy, a native of Fulton county, was killed in action last November.

Harry J. Pappas
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Harry J. PAPPAS, 76, former Rochester resident, who died Monday morning in Memorial hospital at Valparaiso. The Rev. Don LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
He was born May 10, 1892, in Greece. His marriage was in 1919, in Rochester, to Glennie BRICKEL. She died in 1936. A retired steel worker of the General American Steel company at East Chicago, he had resided in Valparaiso since 1955.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fay (Tressie) RUSSELL, Rocheter, and one brother-in-law, Harry BRICKEL, also of Rochester; and nieces and nephews.

Merle E. Chapman
Merle Elton CHAPMAN, 68, former Rochester resident, of Orange, Cal. died Monday in the Palm Harbor hospital in Garden Grove, Cal.
Surviving are one son, a daughter, five grandchildren, four brothers, and two sisters.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Garden Grove, Cal. Burial will be in the Good Samaritan cemetery at Hinsdale, Ill.

Virgil Easton
Virgil EASTON, 50, Winamac, died at 4 p.m. Monday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Born Aug. 30, 1918, in Jackson County, Ill., he was the son of Ira and Lillie QUALLS EASTON. His first marriage was to he former Louise MOSLEY, now Mrs. Louise POGUE, marissa, Eil. His second mariage was to Mary OSBY. Both survive. Mr. Easton was a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are one son, James David EASTON, Monticello; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby SELF, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Dorothy KEENE, Sparta, Ill.; two step-sons, Michael EARLY, at home, and Robert EARLY, Bloomington, Ill.; four step-daughters, Linda Louise EARLY, Crescent City, Ill.; and Miss Helen EARLY, Lanark, Ill.; Miss Luretta EARLY, Lanark, Ill and Miss Margaret Marie EARLY, Decatur, Ill.; one brother, Tom [EASTON], Murphyboro, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Cora NELSON, Murphyboro, Ill.; Mrs. Betty MARFIO, and Mrs. Mary DOBERNICK, both of Lansing, Mich.; three half-brothers, Bill and Charles EASTON, both of Arlington, Va.; Howard EASTON Geraldine, Mont.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Joyce BINGHAM, Greenville, Ill. Mrs. Karen RIGDON, Jacob, Ill., and Mrs. Joan CAMMERON, of Michigan; eight grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison fneral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Plewsant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 22, 1969

Della P. Oliver
Mrs. Della P. OLIVER, 96, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial hospital in South Bend. She was admitted Saturday. Mrs. Oliver has resided with a son, Rue [OLIVER], in Rochester, and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth LOVE, South Bend, since breaking her hip in 1943. She was born Oct. 14, 1872, in Rochester, the daughter of John and Mary PENCE. Her marriage ws Oct. 10, 1892, in Rochester, to John M. OLIVER. He died Oct. 9, 1945. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and the Rochester Eastern Star.
Surviving with the son and daughter are eight grandchildren, Mrs. Gerald (Ruth) LESLIE, South Bend; Patricia OLIVER, a student at Ball State; Junior, Walter, Maxine, Robert John, Harry James, and Debra Jean OLIVER, all of Rochester. One granddaughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers 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 7 p.m. today.

Donald L. Strong
Donald L. STRONG, 70, 428 1/2 Main street, a retired auto salesman, died Tuesday morning at his residence after being in failing helth three months.
Born July 14, 1898 near Rochester, he was the son of Clinton B. and Rosa M. WAGONER STRONG. - - - - - - - this area and also had lived in Culver, Plymouth and Elkhart.
Surviving are a son, William C. STRONG, Plymouth; two sisters, Miss Winifred STRONG, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Alex (Madge) KNOX, Elkhart. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Russell GOOD officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 23, 1969

Fred H. Steffy
Fred H. STEFFY, 74, Argos, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Parview hospital at Plymouth.
Mr. Steffy was the owner and operator of the Argos Furniture store since 1949.
Born Nov. 10, 1894, at Bicknell, he was the son of Martin J. and Amelia MAYFIELD STEFFY. His marriage was Sept. 12, 1920, in Linton, to Mary L. HUMPHREYS, who survives. Mr. Steffy moved to Argos from Logansport. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Argos United Methodist church, Elks lodge, Bicknell; Tipston Masonic lodge, at Logansport; Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne; Logansport Shrine club; American Legion, Argos, and the Mizpah Shrine at Fort Wayne. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Louise) OSWALD, Evansville; one son, Dr. Ralph M. STEFFY, Portland; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Meda JORDAN, San Francisco; Mrs. John SCOTT, Riversice, Cal., and Mrs. KONING, Vincennes; one brother, Dallas STEFFY, Riverside, Cal.
Final rites will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Fairview cemetery at Linton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until the time of service Friday evening.

Harvey R. Rush
Harvey R. RUSH, 69, 408 Fulton avenue, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient two weeks and ill four years.
A retired farmer, he was born June 9, 1899, in fulton county, the son of Edward and Clara EMMONS RUSH. His marriage was to Minnie L. TOBEY. She died in 1958. He had lived his entire life in Rochestr and drove the Rochester Community school bus 43 years.
Surviving are one son, Russell A. DAVIDSON, Rochester; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Oliver (Fern) BRYANT, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Wayne (Ruth) ZOLMAN, Tippecanoe; one brother, Donald [RUSH], Macy. a son, a sister, and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday 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 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Emery Edington
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna for Emery EDINGTON, 66, former resident of R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sebring, Fla. The Rev. Clyde R. WALTERS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Friday.
Born Nov. 2, 1902, in Fulton county, he was the son of Simon and Sarah BOWMAN EDINGTON. His marriage was July 27, 1922, to Berdenna FULLER. A retired farmer, he moved to Florida last July. He was a member of the former Prairie Grove E.U.B. church.
Surviving are his wife; one brother, Lawrence [EDINGTON], Toledo, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Alta KRAMER, Toledo, and Mrs. Minnie BARKER, Long Island, N.Y.

Merle E. Chapman
Graveside services for Merle Elton CHAPMAN, 68, Orange, Cal., a former Rochester resident who died Monday, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel Hills Garden West cemetery in Hinsdale, Ill.
Among the survivors is a brother, Merble CHAPMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester.

Friday, January 24, 1969

Eliza Ann White
Miss Eliza Anne WHITE, 70, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at the home of her brother, E. E. "Bill" WHITE, in Terre Haute. She had been ill one month.
Born Oct. 20, 1898, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of George E. and Sidella May ADAMSON WHITE. She was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God, and the WCTU.
Also surviving is another brother, the Rev. Claude L. WHITE, of Knightstown.
Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Milo A. Braman
Milo A. BRAMAN, 77, former Rochester resident, died at 2:30 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John (Margaret) DORN in Bloomington. He had been ill three months.
Born Aug. 11, 1891, in Arkansas, he was the son of Jefferson and Nancy Scott BRAMAN. His marriage was June 10, 1911, in Rochester, to Elsie BRYANT. She died Oct. 26, 1941. A retired blacksmith, he had lived most of his life in Rochester. He had resided with his daughter since 1963.
He was an employee of the Cole Brothers-Clyde Beatty circus when it was located in Rochester, and was a former employee of Safway Steel Products company. He was a member of the Eagles lodge here.
Surviving with the daughter in Bloomington, are another daughter, Mrs. M. J. (Mary Frances) HUXLEY, Vincennes; one son, Larry BRAMAN, Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Richard DORN, Jerry HOMAN and Jeffery HUXLEY; three great-granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Dora) GOTTSCHALK, Kewanna, and Mrs. Ray (Fanny) KINDIG, Fort Wayne, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers, John and Charles [BRAMAN], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Walter J. Young
Walter Jerome YOUNG, 67, R.R. 1, Wabash, died at 10:-5 a.m. Thursday in the Wabash county hospital. He was a patient 17 days.
Born Oct. 1, 1901, in Miami county, he was the son of The Rev. Daniel and Abeline WHITMYER YOUNG. His marriage was Dec. 7, 1923, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Ruth BLUNK, who survives. Mr. Young was an employee of the Wabash Metal Products company. He was a member of the Elks lodge at Wabash and the Moose lodge at North Manchester.
Also surviving are two sons, Walter J. YOUNG, Jr., North Manchester, and John C. YOUNG, with the U.S. Army in Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Donna) PICKARD, Indianapolis; Mrs. Gene (Helen) STAYMATE, North Manchester, and Mrs. Emmet (Marjorie) TAYLOR, R.R. 1, Wabash; five sisters, Mrs. Sadie HIFEY, Rochester; Mrs. Viola SWICK, Akron; Miss Opal YOUNG, and Mrs. Herbert MERTEN, both of Mishawaka; Mrs. Ernest SILVEUS, R.R. 1, Akron; two brothers, Gordan YOUNG, Warsaw, and Earl YOUNG, Rochester; seventeen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Final arrangements are pending at the Eddingfield funeral home in Wabash.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Eddingfield funeral home in Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, January 25, 1969

Eliza Anne White
Services for Miss Anne WHITE, 70, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 6 p.m. Thursday in Terre Haute, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Albert DUKE will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, January 27, 1969

Dennis Fairchild
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron United Methodist church for Army Sgt. Dennis M. FAIRCHILD, 20, Akron, who was killed in action in Vietnam.
The Rev. Daniel BENGSTON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery, where full military rites will be performed by personnel of Fort Benjamin Harrison.
Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.
The U.S. defense department announced last Monday that Sgt. Fairchild, who had been reported missing in action since Jan. 15, was killed.
Sgt. Fairchild was the third serviceman from Akron and the eighth from Fulton county to die as the result of the Vietnam War. He was the 834th Hoosier killed in the war.

Gertrude Bussert
Mrs. Gertrude BUSSERT, 76, Kewanna, died unexpectedly this morning at her residence in Kewanna.
Born June 2, 1892, in Green Oak, she was the daughter of William and Avis BRIGGS DuBOIS. Her marriage was in November, 1914, to Ora BUSSERT, who died Dec. 30, 1961. She had lived in Kewanna since 1963, moving from Athens, Wis. Most of her life had been spent in the Rochester area. She was a member of the Mud Lake Church of Christ.
Surviving are one son, Luther [BUSSERT], of Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Betty) NEWCOMER, Rochester; three grandsons, Philip Lee NEWCOMER, a student at Indiana State university; Luther and Ryan BUSSERT, both of Kewanna; two brothers, Thomas DuBOIS, Macy, and Briggs DuBOIS, of Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Leona AMBLER, Plymouth, Mrs. Lucretia HALE, of South Bend. A daughter, one sister, and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. G. E. MacDONALD 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.

Tuesday, January 28, 1969

[no obits]

Wednesday, January 29, 1969

Michael Raderstorf and
Paulette Raderstorf
A Kewanna girl died at the scene and her brother died early this morning as a result of a one-car crash Tuesday near Winamac. A Kewanna man and his sister are in critical condition from injuries sustained in the accident.
Paulette RADERSTORF, 12, daughter of Paul and Mary RADERSTORF, who live just east of Kewanna near the C and O railroad tracks, died of suffocation.
Her 11-year-old brother, Michael [RADERSTORF], suffered internal injuries and died at 4:30 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Mrs. Betty JYLLAND, 24, Winamac, sustained possible concussion and a fracturd leg and is listed as "critical" at Home hospital at Lafayette.
Everett L. THOMPSON, 26, Kewanna, her brother, suffered a fractured spine and is listed as "serious" at Home hospital.
The accident occurred at 12:25 p.m. three miles west of Pulaski on the Pulaski-Francesville blacktop road.
According to investigating officers, Mrs. Jylland was driving a two-door 1966, small foreign car when it went out of control on the icy road and struck a utility pole belonging to the White county R.E.M.C.
The car was wrapped around the pole and all occupants were pinned in it. It required an hour's work to remove them from the smashed vehicle. Deputy Coroner Bob ULBRICHT and Deputy coroner Max FRAIN attritubed the girl's death to suffocation.
State Trooper Carl FREEMAN was the investigating officer.
Paulette Kay RADERSTORF was born Sept. 22, 1956 in Rochester to Paul and Mary Etta MOLLENCUPP RADERSTORF and was a sixth grade pupil at Kewanna school. Michael Eugene RADERSTORF was born Nov. 15, 1957 in Rochester and was a fourth grader at Kewanna.
Surviving with the parents are a half-brother, Gerald EMMONS, Logansport, and a half-sister, Linda Joyce EMMONS, at home.
Double funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Ronald PRILLIMAN officiatig. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 30, 1969

Arbie L. Utter
Arbie L. UTTER, 50, Kewanna, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday in the Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne where he had been a patient three months. Final arrangements are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Russell Jackson
Russell JACKSON, 64, Macy, died at 12:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one day. He had been ill three days.
Born May 19, 1904, in Milford, he was the son of Daniel and Jenny MISER JACKSON. His marriage was to Lois TUVELL. Mr. Jackson had been a resident of the Macy area since 1942, moving from Bremen.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Al (Dorothy) ALLEN, Houston, Texas; Mrs. Bob (Virginia) ALSPACH, Swayzee, and Mrs. Betty WHITESALL, of Elkhart; five sons, Russell JACKSON, Jr., Max and Dewayne [JACKSON], all of Burbank, Cal.; John [JACKSON], Macy, and Daniel [JACKSON], Sini Valley, Cal.; twenty-two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, January 31, 1969

Readie Bennett
Mrs. Readie BENNETT, 77, former resident of R.R. 2, Akron, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in Detroit where she had been residing the past four years.
Born in Akron she was the daughter of A. J. and Ina HARTUNG COOK. Her marriage was to Herbert BENNETT, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Charles [BENNETT], of Detroit; Leo [BENNETT], Silver Lake, and Maurice [BENNETT], Belmont, Cal; one daughter, Monna BENNETT, Portland, Ore; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Wayne COOK, Akron; Percy COOK, R.R. 2, Akron, and Dale COOK, R.R. 5, Warsaw.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Daniel BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Alice Payne
Word has been received here of the death earlier this week of Mrs. Alice BLACK PAYNE, 62, former Rochester resident. She resided near Fullerton, Cal.
The daughter of Dal and Sally McMAHAN BLACK, Mrs. Payne is survived by two sons, Pat and Robert [PAYNE], both of Fullerton; grandchildren; a brother, Russell BLACK, Santa Ana, Cal.; an aunt, Miss Jessie McMAHAN, Pacific Palisades, Cal., and cousins.

Charles R. Thomas
Tragedy struck the southwest portion of Fulton county for the third time in less than 60 hours when a Wayne township man was killed instantly in a one-car crash at 12:05 a.m. today near Royal Center in Cass county.
Charles Richard THOMAS, 42, whose residence is on R.R. 3, Kewanna, about three miles west and a mile south of Grass Creek, died of a broken neck and a crushed chest.
His wife, Wilma M. [THOMAS], 44, suffered multiple fractures of her left leg and lacerations over her entire body. She is listed in "critical" conditiaon at Logansport Memorial hospital.
Another Wayne township resident, Richard J. SADLER, 31, who lives on R.R. 2, Kewanna, about a mile south of Grass Creek, suffered multiple lacerations over his entire body and severe face lacerations. He is listed in "fair" condition at Logansport Memorial.
Only three days ago, at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday, Paulette RADERSTORF, 12, and her 11-year-old brother, Michael, of Kewanna, were fatally injurd in a one-car crash near Winamac. the girl died at the scene and the boy died in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Double services for the youngsters, children of Mr. and Mrs. Paul RADERSTORF, were to be this afternoon at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna.
The body of Mr. Thomas was to be taken to the same funeral home, where arrangements are pending.
Robert HERRICK, Royal Center town marshal, said the accident occurred on Cass County Road 600 West one-half mile north and one-half mile east of Royal Center.
He said Sadler was driving a 1964 Ford north when it hit a slick spot in the blacktop caused by Thursday night's freezing rain. The car went off the west side of the road and hit a stree head-on.
Mr. Thomas was sitting on the far right of the front seat and his wife was sitting to his left. Herrick said they apparently were on their way home from Logansport.
None of the occupants of the car was wearing seat belts, Herrick said.
Also investigating were State Trooper Richard ROTH of the Peru state police post and Cass Deputy Sheriffs John STREU and Frank JOHNSON.
The accident was the first fatal crash in Cass county this year.
Meanwhile, Home hospital at Lafayette reported today that both Mrs. Betty JYLLAND, 24, Winamac, and her brother, Everett L. THOMPSON, 26, Kewanna, still are listed in "critical" condition. They were hurt in the crash involving the Raderstorf children.

Wilson Fuller
Wilson FULLER, 60, Fremont, O., died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital at Fremont where he had been a patient three months. He was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Vernon STRAYER and William GREEN, Sr., both of Rochester.
Surviving are his wife, the former Myrtle GREEN, of Rochester; one step-son, Robert FRYE; four step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Fremont.

Arbie L. Utter
Full military rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna for Arbie L. UTTER, 50, who died at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
Born Nov. 14, 1918, in Fulton county, he was the son of James S. and Fern GALL UTTER. His marriage was on Nov. 1, 1939, to Dorothy BIGGS, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the Navy in the Pacific. He moved to Kewanna from Peru in 1961. He was a member of the VFW in Rochester.
Also surviving are his mother of North Manchester; five sons, James [UTTER], Logansport; Richard, Steve, Mark and Joe [UTTER], all at home; two daughters, Mrs. Julia GOSNELL, Kewanna, and Mrs. Karen INGLESBY, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.; two brothers, Ernest [UTTER], Kewanna, and Gail [UTTER], in Vietnam; two sisters, Mrs. Beaulah WOEHLER, Huntington, and Mrs. Edna WILSON, Kewanna, and seven grandchildren. His father, one son, a daughter and a sister preceded in death.

Saturday, February 1, 1969

Carl Slaybaugh
Carl SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, who observed his 90th birthdate Tuesday at the Rochester nursing home, died there this morning. Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Charles R. Thomas
Final rites are still pending at the Harrison fneral home in Kewanna for Charles Richard THOMAS, 42, R.R. 3, Kewanna, who was killed in a one-car crash near Royal Center at 12:05 a.m. Friday.
The funeral home is awaiting the arrival of the parents from Florida before making arrangements.
Two persons who were injured in the accident still are in Logansport Memorial hospital. The condition of Mr. Thomas' wife, Wilma [THOMAS], 44, was reported as "serious" this morning. She had been listed in "critical" condition Friday. Richard J. SADLER, 31, R.R. 2, Kewanna, still is reported in "fair' condition.
Mr. Thomas was born to Floyd and Leona SUTTON THOMAS in Cass county May 5, 1926. He was married to the former Wilma M. ROUCH July 2, 1944. He was a farmer and a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church and the Logansport Eagles lodge.
Surviving with the parents, of Grass Creek, and the wife are a son, Charles Richard [THOMAS, Jr., at home; three daughters, Mrs. Charlene VOTE, Evansville; A-1C Charlotte THOMAS, with the Air Force in London, England, and Charla [THOMAS], at home; a granddaughter; a brother, Orville [THOMAS], Indianapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Donna RIGGLE, Fulton, and Mrs. Bonnie FRY, Rossville.

Monday, February 3, 1969

Harry S. Bitters
Harry Shelton BITTERS, 85, 1216 Madison street, died at 8 a.m. today at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth. He had been in failing health two years.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, he was born Feb. 7, 1883, in Rochester, the son of Albert W. and Emma SHELTON BITTERS. His marriage was Jan. 22, 1922, in Chicago, to Dollie Mae SMITH, who survives. He was a retired cabinet maker and attended Rochester Normal university two years. He was a member of the K. of P. lodge and attended Grace United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Margaret) DILLON, Hendersonville, N.C.; one nephew, John DILLON,Alexandria, Va; one nieces, Mrs. Virginia OSSA, New York City.
Private services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Charles R. Thomas
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Grass Creek E.U.B. church for Charles Richard THOMAS, 42, R.R. 3, Kewanna, who was killed Friday at 12:05 p.m. in a one-car accident on Ind. 16 one-half mile north of county road 600 West.
The Revs. Kenneth OVERMYER and John REDDIX officiated. Burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Mae Rannells
Mrs. Mae RANNELLS, 85, formerly of Fulton county, died Friday at the Crest View nursing home, Medina, O. She had been ill nearly six years.
Mrs. Rannells and her husband, the late Dio RANNELLS, for many years owned and operated a farm a mile east of Fulton. Upon retirement, they moved to Rochester and resided at Manitou Heights. He died in 1960.
Mrs. Rannells was born in Logansport May 3, 1883. She was a member of the Methodist church at Twelve Mile.
Surviving are one son, Geeter Early [RANNELLS], Lucerne; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice CONN and Mrs. Jennie GOODMAN, both of Cuyahoga Falls, O.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Glen BAILEY, Peru.
The Adams funeral home at Akron, O., is in charge of last rites. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery, where graveside servides will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Carl Slaybaugh
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Carl SLAYBAUGH, 90, Akron, who died at 9:10 a.m. Saturday in the Rochester nursing home. The Revs. J. D. THOMASON and Claude FAWNS officiated. Burial was in the Akron cemetery.
Born Jan. 28, 1879, in Akron, he was the son of John E. and Mary A. WHITTENBERGER SLAYBAUGH. His marriage was Feb. 6, 1899, in Miami county, to Ella FLOHR. She died in 1953. A lifetime resident of the Akron community, Mr. Slaybaugh was a retired farmer and former custodian of the Akron and Macy schools. He was a member of the Modern Woodman of America lodge.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marie BRIGHT, Akron; one son, Lewis [SLAYBAUGH], of Akron; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. One daughter, two sisters, and four brothers preceded in death.

Estelle M. Thompson
Mrs. Estelle M. THOMPSON, 78, South Bend, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial hospital at South Bend. She had been ill one year.
She was born June 21, 1890, in Rochester. She had resided in South Bend 13 years, moving from Plymouth. Her first marriage was in Rochester to William Lester WILSON. He died in 1948. Her second marriage was June 25, 1956, in South Bend, to Earl THOMPSON, Sr., who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, William D. WILSON, Detroit, and Robert C. WILSON, Palm Springs, Cal.; one step-son, E. R. THOMPSON, Jr., South Bend; three grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Orvis funeral home in South Bend. David R. KOEHLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here where graveside services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Lawrence SMITH will officiat.

Tuesday, February 4, 1969

Ernest W. Hunter
Ernest W. HUNTER, 74, Fort Wayne, died at 7 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born Oct. 22, 1894, in Brook, Ind. He was a member of the Sheran Street Church of god in Fort Wayne, the Modern Woodman lodge and a retired worker of Stuckey Brothers of Fort Wayne.
Surviving with his fife, Edna [HUNTER], are three sons, Robert H. HUNTER, Evansville; Byron G. HUNTER, and Roger HUNTER, both of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Ernestine PIERCE, Bunker Hill, and Mrs. Mona LONG, Avon Lake, O.; twenty grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Sherman street church at Fort Wayne. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the D. O. McComas and Son funeral home in Fort Wayne.

Wednesday, February 5, 1969

Robert Johnson
Robert N. O. JOHNSON, 47, Warsaw, died at 3:11 p.m. yesterday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
Born Aug. 31, 1921, in Warsaw, he was the son of Sigurd W. and Goldie ALFORD JOHNSON. His marriage was June 26, 1948, in Rochester, to Ethel BAKER, who survives. He spent his lifetime in the Warsaw area and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion at Warsaw.
Also surviving are one son, Robert JOHNSON, Warsaw; a daughter, Nancy [JOHNSON], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Glen (Violet) NINE, Warsaw, and Mrs. Donald (Rosetta) WALLACE, Leesburg; one half-brother, Ronald WARNER, Muncie, and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Landis and Chamness funeral home in Warsaw. Captain Howard PALOMAKI will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday until the hour of service.

Jesse N. VanCleave
Final rites were conducted Tuesday in Phoenix, Ariz., for Jesse N. VanCLEAVE, 72, who died Saturday in Phoenix. He was reared in the Prairie Grove neighborhood and was a 1916 graduate of Kewanna high school.
The son of the late Mrs. Charles W. STEINKE, he spent his life working in the ministerial and educational fields.
Surviving are his wife, the former Eva METCALF, Valley City, N.D.; one daughter, Mrs. W. D. ANDERSON, Michigan City; three sons, J. N. [VanCLEAVE], Jr., Coronado, Cal.; Ronald L. [VanCLEAVE], Havana, Ill., and Alvin [VanCLEAVE], of New Jersey; one sister, Mrs. Walter (Bessie) McCLAIN, Pekin, Ill; one half-sister, Mrs. Clayton (Florence) BROWN, Kewanna; two half-brothers, Carl STEINKE, Pekin, Ill., and Ralph STEINKE, Romeo, Mich; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. One half-brother preceded in death.Thursday, February 6, 1969

W. Bert Myers
W. Bert MYERS, 89, 330 West Seventh street, died at 11:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He was the father of Herbert MYERS, of Rochester. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, February 6, 1969

W. Bert Myers
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for William Bert MYERS, 89, 330 West Seventh street, who died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 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.
Born Dec. 18, 1879, in Leiters Ford, he was the son of George and Louisa McMAHAN MYERS. His marriage was Mar. 22, 1903, in Rochester, to Alta B. COPLEN. She died Nov. 29, 1966. A retired farmer and school teacher, Mr. Myers had spent his life in Fulton county.
Surviving are two sons, Herbert MYERS, Rochester, and Arthur MYERS, Baltimore, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. P. F. (Catherine) COULTON, Toronto, Canada; Mrs. H. O. (Clarabelle) OWEN, Mt. Prospect, Ill., and Mrs. Campbell (Elma) GUNN, Chicago; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Mary M. Wise
Mrs. Mary Melissa WISE, 88, Akron, died at 6 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient four weeks.
Born Feb. 23, 1880, in Miami county, she was the daughter of John and Lucy FULTZ BARNHISEL. Her marriage was Sept. 15, 1930, in Redkey, to Samuel WISE. He died in 1955. She was a resident of Akron five years, moving from Greentown. She was a member of the Zion United Methodist church of Kokomo.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lonzo (Lucille) MEREDITH, Akron, Mrs. Garland (Mary) HINES, Anderson; one son, Garland KLINE, LaPorte; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother Ezra BARNHISEL, Huntington; one step-sister, Mrs. Lawson BRUNTON, Morocco, Ind. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zion United Methodist church at Greentown. The Rev. DeWight McCLURE will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Greentown. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the Mast and Pickett funeral home in Greentown Saturday from 7 p.m. until noon on Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Friday, February 7, 1969

W. Bert Myers
Bert MYERS, 89, 330 West Seventh street, who died Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, was the father of the late Paul MYERS. The latter was part owner of the former Calvin and Myers hardware store here and a member of the Rochester City Council. He moved to California some years ago; he died in 1962.

Cotus Hutchison
Cotus HUTCHISON, 53, Williams, Ariz., died unexpectedly at his residence Wednesday of a heart attack. A former Akron resident he had resided in Arizona the past 20 years.
Born Mar. 30, 1915, at Akron, he was the son of James and Jenny RUNKLE HUTCHISON. His marriage was June 8, 1936, at Akron, to Nellie McGUIRE, who preceded him in death. Mr. Hutchison was in the lumber business in Arizona.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Phyllis) FLOYD, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Patricia) CRISPEN, Macy; one son, Cotus Leroy [HUTCHISON], Macy; thirteen grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Victor (Irene) JOHNSON, Los Angeles; Mrs. Walter (Helen) WORTHINGTON, Jackson, Fla., and Mrs. Orville (Grethel) ELLIS, of Akron; one brother, Wayne [HUTCHISON], Portland, Ore. Two brothers, one sister, and a grandchild preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday until the hour of service on Monday.

Saturday, February 8, 1969

Joseph Bucks
Joseph "Joe" BUCKS, 76, R.R. 3, Kewanna, a retired farmer, died unexpectedly at his home at 3 p.m. Friday.
The son of John F. and Malinda BURNS BUCKS, he was born Jan. 8, 1893 near Headlee in White county. He was married to Grace HERRICK, who died in 1920. On June 22, 1923, he was married to Mable MILLER YODER, who survives. He was a member of the West Union United Methodist church, Royal Center Masonic Lodge 585 and Royal Center Eastern Star 375.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Larry Joe [BUCKS], at home; a stepson, W. T. YODER, Monticello; a step-daughter, Mrs. Forest BAKER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; three brothers, Frank [BUCKS], of California; Claude [BUCKS], of Southgate, Cal., and Ray [BUCKS], of Logansport; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Daisy P. Austin
Mrs. Daisy Pearl AUSTIN, 94, 816 Fulton avenue, died at 4:10 a.m. today in Doctor's hospital at Coral Gables, Fla., following surgery on a broken hip suffered in a fall Thursday. Among the survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Olive MADARY, Lake Manitou, and Mrs. Ora BABCOCK, Rochester. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, February 10, 1969

Joseph Bucks
Final rites were at 2 p.m. today in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna for Joseph BUCKS, 76, R.R. 3, Kewanna, who died unexpectedly at his home at 3 p.m. Friday. The Revs. Howard WESTERN and Rod CONVLY officiated. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanns where the Masonic lodge conducted graveside rites.

Grace M. Steininger
Mrs. Grace M. STEININGER, 70, 218 North Pontiac street, died at 9:05 a.m. Sunday in the Wabash county hospital at Wabash. She had been in failing health five years.
Born March 12, 1898, in Richland township, she was the daughter of John and Carolyn KUHN HERBICK. Her marriage was Feb. 27, 1928, in Richland township, to Herman E. STEININGER, who survives. She had spent most of her life in Fulton county and was a member of the Church of God in Rochester, the Neighborly club, and the WCTU.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie H. BROWN, Ithaca, N.Y., and Mrs. Daniel (Charlotte) WINTRODE, R.R. 1, Andrews, and eight grandchidlren. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 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 at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Gordon D. Harrold
Gordon D. HARROLD, 74, Anderson, died at 1 p.m. Saturday in the St. John's hospital in Anderson. He had been ill one year.
A former resident of Rochester, he was born Jan. 26, 1895, in Fulton county, the son of Milo and Etta HART HARROLD. His marriage was to Marjorie PUTMAN. He had resided the past 30 years in Anderson and was retired from the Delco Remy company there. He was a member of the Akron American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, one nephew, and two nieces.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Athens cemetery. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Lester M. Rogers
Lester M. ROGERS, 70, 1212 Franklin avenue, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health seven years.
Born Dec. 29, 1898, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Leonidas and Linnie HAIMBAUGH ROGERS. His marriage was March 23, 1921, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Phelisha ALSPACH, who survives. A part time rural mail carrier and a former employee of Bailey Hardward, he had lived most of his life in this area. He was a member of the First Christian church in Rochester.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Dorothy) HUBBARD, and Mrs. Ronnie (Barbara) LOVE, both of Yorba Linda, Cal.; and Mrs. H. L. (Joan) CONNELLY, Wilmington, Cal.; two sons, Francis H. [ROGERS], Torence,Cal., and Bill C. [ROGERS], Phoenix, Ariz.; eleven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John (Louise) GRIMES, Escondido, Cal.; one brother, Donald ROGERS, R.R. 2, Rochester. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Daisy P. Austin
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Daisy Pearl AUSTIN, 94, 816 Fulton avenue, who died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday in Doctor's hospital at Coral Gables, Fla. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today.
Born Feb. 24, 1874, in Darke county, O., she was the daughter of Thomas and Suzanna TAYLOR PRICE. Her marriage was Nov. 30, 1891, in Wheatfield, to Joseph H. AUSTIN. He died Feb. 25, 1901. Mrs. Austin was a former employee of M. Wile and Sons here. She moved from Rochester to Miami, Fla. in 1935. She spent her winters in Florida and returned to Rochester each summer. She was a member of the Temple Methodist church in Miami.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Olive MADARY, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Ora BABCOCK, Rochester; three grandchildren, Mrs. Berton WEBSTER, Macy; Dr. Robert A BABCOCK, Marion; William P. MADARY, Jr., Kokomo, and five great-grandchildren.

Lloyd Reed
Lloyd REED, 59, North Manchester, former Akron resident, died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday in the Wabash county hospital at Wabash. He had been a patient two days.
Born July 7, 1909, in Wabash county, he was the son of Alfred and Lilly Mae REED. He had lived most of his life in Fulton and Wabash counties. He was an employee of the Bryan Manufacturing company at North Manchester.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ronnie (Marcelle) NEEDHAM, Burlington; Marilyn MARSH, Akron; Carol, Joyce and Wanda [REED], all of Akron; four sons, James, Michael and Dean [REED], of Akron, and David [REED], Great Lakes, Ill.; six grandchildren; one sister, Hazel HILL, Chicago; four brothers, Zennis [REED], of Silver Lake; Lee [REED], of Laketon, Cloyce [REED], of Michigan, and Dewey [REED], Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Daniel BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, February 11, 1969

Bernice Wideman
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Bernice WIDEMAN, 56, Indianapolis, who died Sunday morning in Community Hospital at Indianapolis.
The Rev. Kenneth LEININGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Shirley Brothers funeral home in Indianapolis, 4565 East 10th street, Monday and Tuesday and at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
A native of Akron, she is the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Lola WIDEMAN and the niece of Mrs. Justin HALL, both of Rochester.
Also surviving are her husband, Russell WIDEMAN, one daughter, Sandra WAINWRIGHT, South Bend; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel AGNES, in Indianapolis.

Wednesday, February 12, 1969

Betty Jylland
A one-car crash near Winamac on Jan. 28 which caused the deaths of a Kewanna girl and her brother, has claimed the life of a third person.
Mrs. Betty JYLLAND, 24, Winamac, died at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday in Home hospital at Lafayette from injuries sustained in the accident which claimed the lives of Paulette RADERSTORF, 12, and her 11-year-old brother, Michael [RADERSTORF].
Mrs. Jylland had remained in critical condition since the accident, which occurred at 12:25 p.m. three miles west of Pulaski on the Pulaski-Francesville blacktop road. Mrs. Jylland was driving a small foreign car which went out of control on the icy road and struck a utility pole.
Everett L. THOMPSON, 26, Kewanna, brother of Mrs. Jylland, also injured in the accident, is listed in "fairly good" condition at Home hospital.
Mrs. Jylland was born March 24, 1944, in Winamac, the daughter of Francis and Irene HURLBURT THOMPSON. Her marriage was to Irwin JYLLAND, who survives.
Also surviving are her parents, two daughters, Mary Jane and Catherine [JYLLAND], both at home; two sons, Irvin and Carl [JYLLAND], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward HURLBURT, Winamac; the paternal grandfather, Glen THOMPSON, of Camden; two brothers Everett THOMPSON, Kewanna, and Theodore THOMPSON, Los Angeles.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fry-Lange fneral home at Winamac. The Rev. Thomas A. PERRY will officiate. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Thursday.

Thursday, February 13, 1969

Paul H. Lassa
Paul H. LASSA, 85, Donaldson, died at 3:15 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill three years and a patient in the hospital two weeks.
He was born Jan. 10, 1884 at Stevens Point, Wis. His marriage was on July 29, 1930, in Crown Point, to Mary MINER. She died Feb. 25, 1965. Mr. Lassa was a noted chef in Chicago. He resided in Argos from 1953 to 1962. He moved to Plymouth in 1962 to live with his daughter.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Neil (Terri) BRADLEY, Donaldson; four grandchildren; one brother, Andrew LASSA, Stevens Point, Wis. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Friday, February 14, 1969

Paul H. Lassa
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Paul H. LASSA, 85, R.R. 3, Plymouth, who died at 3 a.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
The Rev. Francis PASETTO will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 15, 1969

Bertha Cummings
Mrs. Bertha E. "Bess" CUMMINGS, 89, 317 West Eighth street, a lifetime resident of Rochester who was a sales clerk at the M. Wile and Sons store here for many years, died at 4 p.m. Friday in the Chase-Manor nursing home at Logansport. In ill health for five years, she had been in serious condition for one week. She had been at the nursing home since Aug. 1, 1968.
Mrs. Cummings was born Dec. 24, 1879 in Liberty township to John T. and Sarah A. COLLINS KEEL. She was married here to Warren N. CUMMINGS who died Nov. 26, 1950. A member of the First Christian church since 1912, she was a 60-year member of the Rebekah lodge and belonged to the Past Noble Grands culb, Spanish-American Auxiliary and the Patriotic club.
Surviving are two nephews, Carl B. KEEL, Rochester, and Myron O. KEEL, Chicago; a niece, Mrs. Ray (Chleo) GLASS, Rochester; five step-children, Audry CUMMINGS, Fort Wayne; Albert CUMMINGS, LaPorte; Mrs. Steve (Irene) HUNTER, Michigan City; Mrs. George (Edith) STEININGER, Yellow Creek Lake, and Mrs. Thurle (Glendola) ALBER, Rochester, and several step-grandchildren. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.

Peg Sherhag
Mrs. Jacob "Peg" SHERHAG, Youngstown, O., a former Rochester resident, died Friday afternoon at a Youngstown hospital.
Funeral services will be at the Gordon-Shegnigle-Hollinger funeral home in Massilon, O., at 1 p.m. EST Monday.

Merle Brugh
Merle BRUGH, 54, a World War II veteran, formerly of Rochester, died at the Fort Wayne Veteran's hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Alice E. Sprague
Mrs. Alice E. SPRAGUE, 88, Kalamazoo, Mich., died this morning. Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, February 17, 1969

Merle Brugh
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Merle BRUGH, 54, Fort Wayne, who died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday in the Fort Wayne Veteran's hospital. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. He will be assisted by the American Legion and the VFW. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A former Rochester resident, he was born Dec. 23, 1914, in Rochester, the son of Vermont and Hulda YANTZ BRUGH. He had resided here 37 years, moving to Fort Wayne in 1951. He was a member of the Fort Wayne American Legion and a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are three sonds, Thomas and John [BRUGH], both of Lowell, and Michael [BRUGH], Fort Wayne; two daughters, Cherey and Pam [BRUGH], both of Fort Wayne; one step-son, Rony DANVER, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Earl (Pauline) ANDERSON, LaPorte, cousins and grandchildren.

Alice E. Sprague
Final rites were conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Alice E. SPRAGUE, 88, Kalamazoo, Mich. who died Saturday morning in Kalamazoo. The Rev. William SIMPSON officiated. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Born July 17, 1880, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Sylvanus and Barbara NEWTON. Her marriage was to Fred SPRAGUE. He died in 1957. She was a graduate of Rochester Normal university and taught school in Fulton county.
Surviving are one son, Forrest BABCOCK, of Kalamazoo; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Lucy CORMICAN, Upland.

Tuesday, February 18, 1969

Leo W. Greer
Leo W. GREER, 92, R.R. 1, Kewanna, formerly of Lucerne, died at 12:30 a.m. today in the Miller Nursing home here.
He was born June 28, 1876, in Fulton county, the son of Joe and Mary Jane KELY GREER. His marriage was in 1906, to Nellie CARTER, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a veteran of the Spanish-American war.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hazel CARR, Winamac; Mrs. Irene FALL, Plymouth, and Mrs. Minnie CLARK, Kewanna; three sons, Clarence [GREER], El Paso, Texas; Jay [GREER], of Star City, and Phillip [GREER], of Peru; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildrend. Three sisters, one brother, two sons, and nine half-brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Gene SELLERS will officiate. Burial will be i the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Thursday.

Wednesday, February 19, 1969

Beaman Suddith
Beaman SUDDITH, 63, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital after suffering a coronary occlusion. He had been in failing health seven years.
Born Nov. 17, 1905, in Martinsville, he was the son of William and Pearl HULL SUDDITH. His marriage was May 20, 1921, in Lewisburg, O., to Effie L. BORDEN, who survives. He had resided in the Rochester area 22 years, moving from Indianapolis. Mr. Suddith was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church here.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Marcia) WENRICK, Rochester, and Miss Roberta SUDDITH, Fort Wayne; one son, Robert SUDDITH, Bloomington; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred SOLLES, Janesville, Wis.; Mrs. Minnie KALLES, Sandusky, O.; Mrs. Mary TROXELL, Brookville, O., and Mrs. Lucille WEDDLE, Mesa, Ariz.; one brother, Kenneth SUDDITH, Jaynesville, Wis., and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2:30 a.m. Friday in the St. John's Lutheran church. The Revs. R. J. MUELLER and George DITTMAR will officiate. Burial arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Wilma Aspy
Mrs. Wilma [GRAHAM] ASPY, sister of Frank GRAHAM, Rochester, and Fred GRAHAM, Akron, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph hospital at Kokomo. Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo.

Thursday, February 20, 1969

Donald C. Sparling
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the LaHayne funeral home in Hammond for Donald C. SPARLING, 77, Hammond, who died Tuesday at 11 p.m. in Hammond. Burial will be in a Hammond cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia McNANY JOHNSON, a step-son, a daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

Friday, February 21, 1969

Ruth M. Webber
Mrs. Ruth Marguerite WEBBER, 71, R.R. 1, Logansport, died at 8:15 a.m. today at her residence.
Born March 29, 1897, in Cass county, she was the daughter of John W. HALL and Verda BURTON. Her marriage was June 16, 1920, to John C. WEBBER. He survives. Mrs. Webber was a member of the Lucerne Christian church.
Also surviving are one son, J. C. WEBBER, R.R. 1, Lucerne; one daughter, Mrs. George E. (Isabelle) WESTFALL, Goshen; one step-daughter, Mrs. E. F. (Jane) REUTER, of Rochester; one sister, Miss Hildreth HALL, Lucerne; one brother, Edward B. WEBBER, Lucerne; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchkldren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Lucerne Christian church. The Rev. Jene SELLERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center after 10:30 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Ethel M. Carr
Mrs. Ethel Mae CARR, 69, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died this morning at her residence.
Born June 15, 1900, near Grass Creek, she was the daughter of Albert LINDEN and Luella HENDRICKSON. Her marriage was Sept. 26, 1925, to Wilbur "Bud" CARR. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Kewanna.
Also surviving are one daugher, Eileen HEIDEN, R.R. 1, Kewanna; two grandsons, Gary and Victor HEIDEN, R.R. 1, Kewanna; four brothers, Earl LINDEN, Logansport, Russell LINDEN, Baltimore, O.; Albert LINDEN, Columbus, O., and Hugh LINDEN, Whittier, Cal. Three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Ronald PRILLIMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Edison C. Tucker
Edison C. TUCKER, 57, R.R. 1, Mentone, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 12:10 a.m. today at his residence.
Born Nov. 16, 1911, in Mentone, he was the son of Charles M. and Suzannah EILER TUCKER. His marriage was June 9, 1937, in Claypool, to Mary MILLER, who survives. A farmer, he was a member of the Mentone Masonic lodge, the Scottish Rite, Kosciusko County Shrine, and the Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine.
Also surviving are one son, Charles M. TUCKER, Mentone; one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Joann) NELSON, Burkett; three brothers, Floyd, Chauncey, and Curtis [TUCKER], all of Mentone; two sisters Mrs. Earl (Nellie) BLUE, Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Gus (Mary) MOLLENHOUR, Mentone; four grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial home at Mentone. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Emma Becker
Miss Emma BECKER, 88, Fulton, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted last May 1. She had been ill six years.
A lifetime resident of Fulton, she was born, Oct. 15, 1880, in Liberty township, the daughter of Charles Sr. and Mary MEYERS BECKER. A retired schoolteacher, she had taught 53 years in Fulton and Liberty township schools. She was a member of the National Retired Teachers association, 50-year member of the Eastern Star, and the Fulton Baptist Temple.
Surviving are one brother, Ernest BECKER, Fulton, and nieces and nephews. Two sisters and six brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton Baptist Temple. The Rev. Edward HINDSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Saturday, February 22, 1969

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Monday, February 24, 1969

Edward Kiffmeyer
Edward KIFFMEYER, 63, Cocoa Beach, Fla., died at 6 p.m. Friday in the Wueston hospital at Rockledge, Fla. He had been a patient seven weeks.
A former resident in the Macy area, he was born Aug. 12, 1905, in Carlisle, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin KIFFMEYER. His marriage was July 23 1933 in Macy, to Grace WELLER, who survives. Mr. Kiffmeyer was a labor relations director at Cape Kennedy and had resided in Cocoa Beach for the past 10 years.
Also surviving are one son, [Wavel] KIFFMEYER, Milwaukee; two grandsons; one sister, Jane [KIFFMEYER], of St. Louis; three brothers, Albert and Henry [KIFFMEYER], both of St. Louis, and William [KIFFMEYER], of Florida.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Dolly Wells
Mrs. Dolly WELLS, 81, Peru, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru. She was the mother of James O. WELLS, Jr., of Rochester.
Born May 4, 1888, in Howard county, she was the daughter of Charles and Anna MORRISON HARMON. Her marriage was March 31, 1917, to J. O.WELLS. He died Nov. 18, 1966. She was a member of the First Christian church in Peru.
Also surviving is another son, Eugne H. WELLS, Peru, and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Eikenberry-Murray funeral home in Peru. The Revs. Thomas WEIGAND and Barney STEPHENS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru. Friends may cll at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Christine Denise Blue
Christine Denise BLUE, two-month-old daughter of Paul D. and Shirley McKEE BLUE of Warsaw, died at 9 a.m. Monday in Riley hospital at Indianapolis. She had been hospitalized since her birth Dec. 24, 1968.
Surviving with her parents are three brothers, Paul, Richard Dean, and Anthony [BLUE], all at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie BOWSER, Mentone; paternal grandfather, Ralph BLUE, Baldwin, Mich.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and mrs. John McMANANAN, Warsaw, and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. McKEE, Indianapolis.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Jacob E. Flohr
Jacob E. FLOHR, 87, North Manchester, died at 7:50 p.m. Monday in the Alfran Nursing home in Warsaw. He had been ill several months.
Born Aug. 26, 1881, in Miami county, he was the son of Moses and Susan BAHNEY FLOHR. His wife, Blanche [FLOHR], died in 1962.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen IRVINE, North Manchester, and Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) HAMMOND, Mishawaka; two sons, Gilbert [FLOHR], South, Bend, and Bill [FLOHR] of Carmel; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Grover [FLOHR], of Warsaw.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Roy FRENCH will officiate. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery southeast of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Clair Nellans
Clair NELLANS, 72, R.R. 3, Rochester, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Richard BRIGHT, R.R. 3, Rochester, at 11:15 a.m. Monday.
A lifetie farmer in Fulton county, he was born June 23, 1896, in Richland township, the son of Mack C. and Ella PRICE NELLANS. His marriage was Nov. 4, 1916, at Rochester, to Ruth BEEHLER, who survives. He was a member of the United Methodist church in Richland Center, the Fulton County Toastmaster's club, and the Pinhook Grange.
Also surviving with his wife and daughter are two grandchildren, Steven BRIGHT, North Manchester, and Joann BRIGHT, at home; one brother, Otis M. NELLANS, R.R. 1, Argos. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the United Methodist church in Richland Center. The Revs. Curtis R. SYLVESTER and Edward E. MILLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Wednesday, February 26, 1969

Ethel P. Galindo
Ethel Pauline GALINDO, 74, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one week. She had been ill ten years.
Born Feb. 7, 1895, in Manchester, O., she was the daughter of Thomas and Minnie CURRY HAMER. Her marriage was Dec. 6, 1921, to Benjamin A. GALINDO, who survives. She had lived in the Macy area since 1944, moving from Chicago. She was a member of the United Methodist church in Manchester, O.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Sammie (Mildred) RICKER, R.R. 2, Rochester; one son, Wilbur W. LOCKE, St. Joseph, Mo.; two grandchildren, Mrs. Linda Kay ZEIGER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Miss Joann LOCKE Manchester, O.; one sister, Mrs. Catherine HURTIG, R.R. 3, Rochester, two great-grandchildren. One daughter, one sister, and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Leo See
Leo SEE, 67, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru. He had been seriously ill four months.
A retired farmer, he was born July 21, 1901, near Deedsville, the son of William Cary and Idabelle LEEDY [SEE]. His marriage was Feb. 9, 1935, in Rochester, to Lucie M. ANDERSON, who survives. He spent his lifetime in the Macy area. He was a member of the Deedsville United Methodist church, a 40-year member of the Deedsville I.O.O.F. lodge, and a member of he Rochester Encampment.
Also surviving are one son, Melvin L. SEE, Deedsville, one daughter, Mrs. Monica J. HORNBAKER, Hartford City, and four grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the McCain Country Chapel. The Rev. David FRAIN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Deedsville. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the Deedsville I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 27, 1969

Kennel Powers
Kennel POWERS, 72, Disko, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He had been ill two years.
A retired carpenter, he was born Nov. 8, 1896, in Prestonburg, Ky., the son of William and Holly POWERS. His marriage was Sept. 9, 1934, in Paintsville, Ky., to Cordelle JARRELL, who survives. He was a member of the Pentecostal church at Silver Lake. He had resided in the Disko community ten years, moving from Paintsville, Ky.
Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Josephine) COTEN, Akron, O.; Mrs. Woodrow (Helen) PAINTER, Edinburg; Mrs. Dale (Nancy) REISING, South Amherst, O.; Mrs. Walter (Loetta) BLACKBURN, Warsaw; Mrs. Warren (Joyce) HATFIELD, East Point, Ky.; Mrs. Luther (Beatrice) SHELL, Prestonburg, Ky.; one son, Charles M. POWERS, Columbus; twenty-nine grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel [POWERS], Wabash, and Weaver [POWERS], of Oklahoma; four step-daughters, Opal WOODS, Albion, Mich.; Cary POE, Liberty Mills; Geraldine SMITH, Disko, and Sylvia SLOANE, Palestine; three step-sons, O. C. JARRELL, Pierceton, Connie COLLINS and Charles [JARRELL], both of Ypsilanti, Mich. Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Pentecostal Church of God at Silver Lake. The Rev. Edward SLOANE will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, February 28, 1969

Oran S. Keim
Oran S. "Pop" KEIM, a former line superintendent for the Rochester Telephone company who moved to Pensacola, Fla., some years ago, died in that city Friday. A daughter, Mrs. Floyd HARGRAVES, also lives in Pensacola. Funeral services will be there, probably Monday.

Mabel E. Woodley
Mrs. Mabel E. WOODLEY, 80, St. Joseph, Michigan, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in Mercy hospital at Benton Harbor, Mich. She had been ill 16 months.
She was born March 12, 1888, in Kewanna. Her marriage was Feb. 12, 1906, in St. Joseph, Michigan, to Forrest WOODLEY. He died in 1952. She was a member of the United Methodist church in St. Joseph and the Eastern Star in South Bend. She lived most of her life in the St. Joseph area.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Alden (Virginia) KNAPP, Rochester; one son, Martin E. WOODLEY, Benton Harbor; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Truman CLINTON, and Mrs. Nellie WAGNER, both of South Bend; two step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Dey Brothers funeral home in St. Joseph. The Rev. Richard E. JOHNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Crystal Springs cemetery at Benton Harbor.

Lettie E. Kalmbacher
Mrs. Lettie E. KALMBACHER, 90, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 5:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill three years.
She was born Oct. 21, 1878, in Rochester, the daughter of Hiram and Mary COOK. Her marriage was to John KALMBACHER, at Talma, on Sept. 6, 1896. He died in 1957. She was a resident of Fulton county her entire life.
Surviving are one son, Oliver [KALMBACHER], Talma; one daughter, Mrs. Reathel BOYCE, Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. One son, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Phillip GARRETT will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Daniel C. Overmyer
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sunrise Chapel for Daniel C. OVERMYER, 88, R.R. 5, Plymouth, who died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home at Plymouth. Burial will be in Old Oakhill cemetery. The Rev. Darrell KRAFT will officiate. Friends may call at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth and at the church one hour prior to services.
He was born Aug. 31, 1880, a Bruce Lake. His first wife, Bertha WENTZEL, preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Lois HINDEL, who survives. Mr. Overmyer was a retired farmer and a member of the Sunrise Chapel Church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clary (Cleo) HESTON, and Mrs. Gale (Ethel) LEWALLEN, both of Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Guy (Louise) GILLIGAN, South Bend; three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ira OVERMYER, Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Lela CLARK, Rochester, Mrs. Maude HUEY, Kewanna.

Charles H. DeGraw, Jr.
Charles H. DeGRAW, Jr., 51, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., died Friday afternoon at his home following six months' illness with lung cancer.
He was the husband of the former Madelyn HERBSTER of this city, whose mother, [Mrs.] J. A. HERBSTER, now resides in Detroit.
Also surviving are twin sons, Charles and Henry [DeGRAW]; a daughter, Lynne [DeGRAW], and two granddaughters and one grandson.
Last rites will be Saturday at Bloomfield Hills with burial at the White Chapel Hills cemetery in that city.

Saturday, March 1, 1969

Lilian Johnson
Mrs. Rex (Lilian) JOHNSON, Valparaiso, died Thursday night in that city, it was learned here today. She was a sister-in-law of Miss Ethel JOHNSON of Rochester and her husband is a former Rochester resident. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bartholomew funeral home in Valparaiso.

Glenna Gutierrez
Mrs. Glenna McCOY GUTIERREZ, 73, Kissimmee, Fla., daughter of the late James E. and Mary E. BODEY McCOY, died at 2:20 a.m. Friday in the St. Cloud (Fla.) hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

George Fryer
George FRYER, 79, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 7:25 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted earlier in the day. He had been in failing health for one year.
Born Dec. 6, 1889 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he was the son of Henry and Elizabeth LENT FRYER. He had lived here since 1941, moving from Crown Point. He was married Sept. 8, 1919 in Danville, Ind., to Eunice M. McINTYRE, who survives. He had owned and operated the Roll Arena skating rink on U.S. 31 north of Rochester for the last 15 years. During this time, he also was employed by the former Howard Robbins Implement company.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Jean) SANDERS, R.R. 4, Winamac; Mrs. Gareth (Mary) LAMIRAND, South Bend, and Mrs. Richard (Georgia) ALLEN, Rochester; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Mud Creek chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 3, 1969

Dr. Dana L. Woodworth
Dr. Dana L. WOODWORTH, LaGrange, Ill., died Saturday morning at a Chicago hospital. He is survived by his wife, Edith [WOODWORTH], and a sister, Mrs. Forest HEYDE of Rochester. Dr. Woodworth had his dental practice in downtown Chicago. Last rites will be Tuesday at the Hollowell and James funeral home in LaGrange.

Glenna Gutierrez
Final rites for Mrs. Glenna McCOY GUTIERREZ, 73, a native of the Walnut community south-east of Argos, who died at 2:20 a.m. Friday in St. Cloud, Fla., will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos.
The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Gutierrez, who lived in Kissimmee, Fla., with a niece, Mrs. Elvin (Glenna) DOANE, suffered a heart seizure Feb. 16.
The daughter of James E. and Mary E. BODEY McCOY, she was married in Chicago Aug. 14, 1932 to Dr. Frank A. GUTIERREZ, who died in 1952. She lived in Gary until 1966, when she moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. She moved to Florida last year.
Surviving with the niece are three great-nieces and great-nephews. A sister, Mrs. Nadine McCOY BARATTA, died in 1934.

Mabel Carpenter
Mrs. Mabel CARPENTER, 73, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for nine years.
Born Feb. 6, 1896 in Ligonier, she was the daughter of Milton and Olive NORRIS POLLOCK. She lived near Akron for 13 years and in South Bend prior to that. She was married in 1917 to Walter CARPENTER, who survives. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of Akron OES 410, the Messiah chapter of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and the St. Thomas Episcopal church of Plymouth.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. James (Connie) CALHOUN, Honolulu; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and five half-brothers, Gilbert, Morris, Ross, Wayne and Lloyd McFARLAND, all of South Bend. A son was killed during World War II.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with Father William SHERIDAN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lola B. Alexander
Mrs. Lola B. ALEXANDER, 62, 1120 Pontiac street, died Sunday at 4:10 p.m. in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient since Feb. 3. Death came after a serious illness of 10 weeks.
Born Dec. 13, 1906, in this city, she was the daughter of Lawrence and May CASTLE and had spent her life in this city except for 10 years at Warsaw. She was married Jan. 20, 1940, in Rochester, to Clarence D. ALEXANDER, who survives.
Mrs. Alexander formerly operated a pet supply business, Lola's Pet Shop, at her residence. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Ora MOHLER, Rochester; two children by a former marriage, Mrs. Wayne (Phyllis) FRIBLEY, Warsaw, and David HILLERY, Leesburg; one brother, Alvah "Pete" CASTLE, Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Russell (Emaline) CRABTREE, Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Paul (Betty) GORDON, Rochester; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 4, 1969

Ruth Cox
Mrs. Ruth COX, 60, Plymouth, died at 12:15 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill eight weeks.
Born Jan. 5, 1909, in Green township, she was the daughter of Charles and Sara HUGHES GROSSMAN. Her marriage was July 3, 1933, in Argos, to Dale B. COX, who survives. She had resided in Plymouth since 1933 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plymouth.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Sally DIRRIM, Logansport. One grandson, Brad LEE; three sisters, Mrs. Albert (Esther) WHITE, Encino, Cal.; Mrs. James (Eva) FULLER, Indianapolis; Mrs. Melvin (Vera) ERWIN, Grand Rapids, Mich.; three brothers, Wayne GROSSMAN, Bourbon; Carl GROSSMAN, Fort Wayne, Hollis GROSSMAN, Argos.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. H. David MATSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Rachel Callantine
Mrs. Rachel CALLANTINE, 91, Mishawaka, died at 4:30 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka.
A resident of Fulton county until 1925, she was the daughter of Anthony and Mary BASTOW BRAMAN.
Surviving are a son, Clarence CALLANTINE, Paw Paw, Mich.; two step-children; Fred EISENMAN, Harshaw, Wis., and Mrs. Donald PYLE, Rochester; a grandson, Berlin CALLANTINE, Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie COWEN, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Jennie HARTMAN, Richmond. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducte at noon EST, on Thursday at the Budd funeral home in Mishawaka. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here.

Wednesday, March 5, 1969

James F. Wheeler
James Floyd WHEELER, III, 36, Tuesday was discovered dead in his car that was parked in the closed garage of the family's home on the southwest shore of Lake Manitou.
Mr. Wheeler who last had been seen at 10 a.m. Tuesday, was found by his mother about 1 o'clock. Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, county coroner, said that official results of an autopsy, performed here this morning, will not be known officially for about three weeks. However, said Dr. Knochel, the presumptive conclusion is that death was due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Born Jan. 5, 1933, at Flora, he was the son of James Floyd and Edna Louise FOUTCH WHEELER, Jr. He moved here two years ago from Lafayette, where he lived 20 years. A former employee of Indiana Metal Producs plant here, he also had worked for DTS company in West Lafayette.
Mr. Wheeler was a veteran of Army duty overseas and belonged to the Brown Street Methodist church in Lafayette.
Surviving, besides the parents, are three children, Pamela Sue, Ronald Gene and Kimberly Ann [WHEELER], all of Colburn; and the grandfather, J. Floyd WHEELER, Sr., Flora. A brother, Charles [WHEELER], preceded in death.
The body will be taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Leiter funeral home at Flora, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Services will be at the Leiter home Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John MENOCH officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn cemetry at Flora.

Floyd Mathias
Floyd "Jim" MATHIAS, 63, R.R. 6, Rochester, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 1 p.m. Tuesday while working with the Fulton County highway department.
He was helping to clear brush on Road 400 West, a quarter of a mile south of Ind. 14, when he was stricken.
A resident of the Burton community most of his life, he was born May 3, 1905, in Rochester township, the son of William and Phila KENNELL MATHIAS. His marriage was March 9, 1938, in Mishawaka, to Ethel M. MOON, who survives. He had worked for the highway department for the past three years. Prior to that he had been a farmer.
Also surviving are a son, James I. [MATHIAS], at home; two brothers, Oren [MATHIAS], of Rochester, and Harry [MATHIAS], of Bowling Green, O.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. V. Leroy GARNER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Alonzo M. Selby
Alonzo M. "Lon" SELBY, 90, R.R. 1, Monticello, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester Nursing home.
Born Aug. 30, 1878, in Montezuma, he was the son of David and Julia FRIDAY SELBY. His marriage was Jan. 1, 1899, to Ida Mae HUFFMAN. She died Sept. 15, 1944. He was a retired mail carrier in the Royal Center area and had resided in Royal Center 50 years prior to moving to Monticello. He was a member of the Royal Center Christian church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Irene BOSE, R.R. 1, onticello; four sons, David [SELBY], Sarasota, Fla.; Thelbert, Frederick, and Homer [SELBY], all of South Bend; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-granchildren. Two daughters, two sisters, and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center.

Thursday, March 6, 1969

Pearl Elkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl ELKINS, 74, R.R. 1, Kokomo, a native of Rochester who died Tuesday morning at Logansport Memorial hospital, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Deer Creek United Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Galveston cemetery.
Friends may call at the Thomas and Goodier funeral home in Galveston.
Mrs. Elkins, who had been ill several weeks before her death, was born Jan. 15, 1895 to William and Martha CORNWELL CONRAD. Surviving are the husband, Alba [ELKINS]; a son, Donald [ELKINS], R.R. 1, Kokomo, and two grandchildren.

Friday, March 7, 1969

Mrs. Xavier Flaherty
Final rites will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Wolschlager funeral home in Chicago for Mrs. Xavier FLAHERTY, 61, Chicago, who died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday at Michael Reese hospital in Chicago. The Harrison funeral home in Kewanna will be in charge of graveside services which will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bruce Lake cemetery. The Rev. Ronald PRILLIMAN will officiate.
She was born March 14, 1907, in Brooklyn, Iowa. Her marriage was to James A. FLAHERTY, who prceded in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph OLDT, New Lennox, Ill., and Mrs. Robert H. WENTZEL, R.R. 1, Kewanna; one son, James [FLAHERTY], of Churubusco; three sisters, Mrs. Ada TORRENZE and Mrs. Alma GWIN, both of Grinnell, Iowa, and Mrs. Tress BYERS, Seattle, Wash.; and seven grandchildren.

Saturday, March 8, 1969

Edythe M. Cooper
Edythe Marie COOPER, 55, R.R. 1, Macy (South Nyona Lake), died at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of one year. She was owner of Cooper's Bait House at South Nyona Lake.
Born June 30, 1913 in South Dakota, she was the daughter of John and Mamie FARLEY RARDON. She moved to South Nyona Lake 10 years ago from Lafayette. She was married May 16, 1935 in Frankfort to Charles Kenneth "Kenny" COOPER, who died Oct. 23, 1956.
Surviving are a son, Ralph Stanley "Stan" COOPER, Kokomo, and a granddaughter, Angela COOPER, Kokomo.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mabel G. Marshall
Mrs. Mabel G. MARSHALL, 67, 1509 Sunset drive, died at 4 a.m. today at her residence following a nine-week illness. She moved here 27 months ago after living in Chicago for 38 years.
Born April 14, 1901 in Devil's Lake, N.D., she was the daughter of Chris and Emma MILLER. She was married Jan 5, 1929 in Waukegan, Ill., to George J. MARSHALL, who survives. She formerly was a registered nurse at the Evangelical hospital in Chicago. Mrs. Marshall was a member of Grace United Methodist church and was active in the WSCS of the church and in volunteer nursing, assisting with the blood bank and cancer clinic here.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. H. L. (Elizabeth) RESZEL, Milan, Tenn.; a son, George D. [MARSHALL], Oak Lawn, Ill.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Louise MILLER, New York City, and Daisy SOGARD, Minneapolis, and four brothers, George [MILLER], New York City; Harry [MILLER], Osseo, Minn.; Percy [MILLER], Lakota, N.D., and James [MILLER], Minneapolis.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday 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 a.m. Sunday.

Clara Gottschalk
Mrs. Clara GOTTSCHALK, 88, Culver, a former Burton resident and widow of George GOTTSCHALK, died Friday morning at the Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grace Reformed church of Culver. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Leon E. Smythe
Leon E. SMYTHE, 53, Palestine, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He was admitted about 9:15 a.m. that day after a heart attack.
Born July 18, 1915, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Harold A. and Josie HEROD SMYTHE. He resided most of his life in the Palestine area and was a plumber. He was married to Irene SMITH Nov. 3, 1934 in Auburn. She survives.
Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Josie SMYTHE, Mentone; a son, Jack L. [SMYTHE], Tippecanoe; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra LAWSON, Palestine, and Sue SMYTHE, at home; five brothers, Harry and Harold [SMYTHE[, both of Mentone; Robert [SMYTHE], R.R. 5, Warsaw; Gene [SMYTHE], R.R. 2, Warsaw, and Walter [SMYTHE, Palestine; a sister, Mrs. Cedric (Betty) UTTER, Rochester, and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Norman E. McVEY officiating and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Monday, March 10, 1969

Louis F. Eber
Louis Franklin EBER, 85, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 10:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Omer L. Miller
Omer L. MILLER, 81, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home here. He had been a patient four days and serious two months.
Born Nov. 21, 1887, in Fulton county, he was the son of Charles and Lillian COPLEN MILLER. His first marriage was to Pearl ZIMMERMAN, who died in 1954. His second marriage was to Mary Alice BEAM in 1955. She survives. A retired farmer he had resided in the Akron area most of his life. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marion (Mary) LEININGER, Akron; five sons, Donald [MILLER], of Pendleton; Edward [MILLER], Elwood; Harold [MILLER], of Akron; Gerald [MILLER], Springfield, Ill., and Leroy [MILLER], Salinas, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Florence MILLER, Mishawaka; two brothers, Otto MILLER, Montpelier, Ind., and Robert [MILLER], of Huntington; three step-daughters, Mrs. Ralph McCOY, Goshen; Mrs. Russell STRINGFELLOW, Goshen; Mrs. Ervin REINKE, East Tullis, Mich.; one step-son, Francis TURNER, Argos. One sister and one grandchild preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Claude Helvey
Final rites were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the Akron Church of God for Claude HELVEY, 85, Akron, who died at 5:25 p.m. Friday in the Miller nursing home in Rochester. The Rev. J. E. THOMPSON officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.
Born Sept. 11, 1883, in Akron, he was the son of Ben and Martha KUFFELL HELVEY. His marriage was Aug. 3, 1912, in Roann, to Minnie POTTENGER.
Surviving are his wife, one sister, Mrs. Omer (Leora) FISHER, Denver; three brothers, Ross [HELVEY], of Michigan City, Harry [HELVEY], of Milford, Mich., and George [HELVEY], Ypsilanti, Mich. One sister and one brother preceded in death.

Bill J. Kelton
Word has been received of the death of a motorcycle-truck accident Friday of Bill J. KELTON, 15, Chelsea, Okla. He was the grandson of the late George HUMPHREY and Mrs. HUMPHREY, former Rochester residents who moved to Chelsea 1 1/2 years ago. Mr. Humphrey died in February of 1968. Rites for the Kelton youth were conducted today in Chelsea.

Louis F. Eber
Louis Franklin EBER, 85, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 10:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, March 11, 1969

Louis F. Eber
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Louis Franklin EBER, 85, R.R. 1, Macy, who died at 10:20 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today where Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today.
Born July 22, 1883, in Gilead, he was the son of Louis and Elizabeth DIELMAN EBER. His marriage was June 27, 1908, to Emma Flora BALDWIN, who died in 1917. A retired farmer, Mr. Eber had resided in the Macy and Fulton communities his entire life. He was a member of the Lincoln Masonic lodge at Macy.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn KLEIN, Grayling, Mich.; Mrs. Helen Van OSDALE, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Ruth BROWN, South Bend, and Mrs. Wilma RICHEY, Lafayette; one son, Robert EBER, Hamden, Conn.; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice FELDER, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Lola FELDER, San Mateo, Cal.

Fred L. Easterday
Frederick Lee EASTERDAY, 76, Fulton, died at 3:15 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since March 7. He had been seriously ill one week.
Born July 26, 1892, in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Clara Etta COLLINS EASTERDAY. His marriage was June 28, 1939, to Roberta RENFROE, who survives.
He was a retired maintenance man at Memorial hospital at Logansport. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church and a vetran of World War I.
Also surviving are a son, Robert L. EASTERDAY, Logansport; two grandsons; one brother, Edward [EASTERDAY], of Minnesota. One daughter, Claretta [EASTERDAY], died in 1940. A sister also preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. George HAPNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The Rochester American Legion will conduct military graveside services. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 12, 1969

Elizabeth Irvine
Mrs. Elizabeth IRVINE, 95, a former Rochester resident, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the St. George hospital at Cincinnati. She had resided the past four years with her daughter, Mrs. Horace SCHELL, in Cincinnati.
She was born Dec. 16, 1873, in Fremont, O. Her marriage was May 9, 1892, to Martin IRVINE. He died in 1947. She was a member of the Gold Star mothers and the Altar Rosary society.
Surviving with her daughter are one son, William [IRVINE], Huntington Park, Ca.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and one brother, August WIDMAN, of South Bend. Six sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Catholic church. The Rev. Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 13, 1969

Virgil Parker
Virgil A. PARKER, 53, 1430 Monroe street, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. Death was due to a heart attack.
An assistant track foreman for the Erie-Lackawanna railroad, he had been working in the Leiters Ford area and became ill after returning from lunch.
He was born in Clinton county Nov. 1, 1915, the son of Ernest and Elva HUNT PARKER. His marriage was Nov. 26, 1936, in Kewanna, to Frances E. WENTZEL, who survives. He was an employee of the Erie-Lackawanna railroad 33 years. He had resided in Rochester 14 years having previously lived in Akron and North Judson.
Also surviving are a son, Virgil "Bill" [PARKER], at home; four daughters, Miss Diana PARKER, at home; Mrs. John (Betty) NYKA, South Bend, Mrs. Robert (Doris) LOIS, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Miss Nancy PARKER, in nurses training at Marion General hospital at Indianapolis; one granddaughter; two grandsons.
Also six sisters, Mrs. Virginia LEE, Miami, Fla; Mrs. Betty KASNOW, Alma, Mich,; Mrs. Ruth GILLAM, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Mary BRUMLEY, Otisco, Ind.; Mrs. Dorothy KUHN, Akron; Mrs. Jo Ann GERALD, Mishawaka; three brothers, Roy PARKER, R.R. 1, Culver; Ellsworth and Gerald PARKER, Scottsburg, and nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 14, 1969

Samuel F. Nicodemus
Samuel F. NICODEMUS, 87, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
A retired farmer, he was born March 25, 1881, in Fulton county, the son of Abraham and Mary WEIRICK NICODEMUS. His marriage was in September 1902, to Stella FEECE, who survives. Mr. Nicodemus had spent his life in the Akron area.
Also surviving are three sons, Max [NICODEMUS], R.R. 2, Rochester; Robert and Peter [NICODEMUS], both of R.R. 1, Akron; three daughters, Lucille LEWIS, R.R. 1, Akron; Louise NICODEMUS, at home, and Grace EDGAR, of Flint, Mich.; twenty grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildre.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 15, 1969

Herschel H. Fenstermaker
Herschel H. "Hody" FENSTERMAKER, 60, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 9:40 a.m. Friday in the Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital. His death, due to a heart attack, was unexpected.
Born April 21, 1908 in Mentone, he was the son of John and Pearl WOOD FENSTERMAKER. He had resided near Akron the last 24 years. He was married June 23, 1928 in Etna Green to Esther RIGGS, who survives. He was an insurance and real estate agent with the National Farmers Union company. He was a member of the Fulton County Toastmasters club, Akron Lions club, Knights of Pythias at Peru, Manitou Moose lodge and Akron Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Don K. FENSTERMAKER, Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Barbara) HAPNER, Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. David (Marilyn) KING, Albuquerque, N.M., and nine grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family requests memorials be made to the Heart Fund.

Monday, March 17, 1969

Grace U. Overmyer
Mrs. Grace U. OVERMYER, 91, Burr Oak, died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth. She had been ill three months.
Born Jan. 14, 1878, in Mason City, Ia., she was the daughter of Jacob and Louisa LAUBY HUMBERT. Her marriage was Sept. 14, 1899, in Plymouth, to Lewis OVERMYER. He died in August, 1953. She had resided in the Burr Oak community 69 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Helen WATTS, Pocatello, Ida; Mrs. Mildred TRIPLET, Culver; Mrs. Mae HILDEBRAND, Walkerton; four sons, Roy, Ford, Glenn and Robert [OVERMYER], all of Culver; one sister, Mrs. Linnie SCHILL, Ft. Myers, Fla.; two grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Elsworth ROUTSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frances A. Brown
Mrs. Frances Ann BROWN, 23, Lake Orion, Mich., died early Sunday morning in Michigan. She is the daughter of Francis and Lenora GIDDONS, R.R. 3, Rochester. Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Elmer O. Evans
Elmer O. EVANS, 86, 816 Monroe street, a former professional baseball player, music teacher and electrician, died at 8:10 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor, where he was a patient 11 days. He had been in failing health 10 years.
Mr. Evans had been a blacksmith, director of Kewanna town bands and music teacher and was electrical inspector for the Fulton County REMC for 15 years. He also had been in the electrical contracting business.
Born Feb. 27, 1886 southwest of Rochester, he was the son of William D. and Mary WERNER EVANS. He moved from Kewanna to south of Argos, where he lived for 30 years before moving to Rochester 3 1/2 years ago. He was married May 31, 1904 to Dora MEISER, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Carl E. [EVANS], Danville, Ill.; a grandson, Charles E. EVANS, Havre, Mont. A son and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 18, 1969

Mrs. John Eyster
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. John EYSTER, Kinta, Okla., a sister of Sam HEDGES of Rochester. Funeral services and burial were today.

Max P. Bailey, Sr.
Max P. BAILEY, Sr., a Rochester merchant for 45 years before his retirement in 1953, died Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Canterbury Manor. He had been admitted there March 9, following three weeks as a patient at Woodlawn hospital. He was 80 years of age.
Mr. Bailey resided at Poet's Point on the north shore of Lake Manitou.
He had operated the present Baileys' Hardware at 712 Main street from 1928 until his retirement in 1953, first in partership with the late George BLACK. However, Mr. Bailey entered the hardware business in 1918 with his father in the room that now is the south section of Schultz Variety Store. First known as S. P Bailey and Son Hardware, the firm became Black and Bailey Gardware after the death of the elder Mr. Bailey in 1923. The present Bailey building has been occupied by a hardware since its erection in 1911, by Stoner & Black, Henry Shurtz, Arthur Clinton and Steele and Shively prior to the present ownership.
Mr. Bailey previously was associated with his father in the operation of the S. P Bailey and Son Lumber company from 1908-17. That business now is the Fulton County Lumber and Construction company.
A former City Councilman, Mr. Bailey helped plan the construction of City Hall in 1924 and had been active in many civic affairs during his lifetime here. He attended the Trinity United Methodist church.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, Mr. Bailey was born here Jan. 8, 1889, the son of Stilla P. and Essa MYERS BAILEY. His marriage was July 5, 1908, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Ida Bell WAGONER, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Lavonna) STINSON, Rochester, and Miss Betty Jane BAILEY, a registered nurse, Lakewood, Cal.; one son, Capt. Max P. BAILEY, Jr., U.S. Navy, stationed at Schaumburg, Ill., and attached to the Great Lakes Naval Air Station.
Other survivors are two brothers, Byron "Beanie" and Elliott "Bill" BAILEY, present operators of Bailey's Hardware; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) SHAFER, Rochester; ten grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildre. Preceding in death were two sisters, Mrs. Hubert (Louise) TAYLOR and Mrs. Omer (Helen) WAGONER.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Frances A. Brown
Death from strangulation by an unknown assailant has been determined as cause of the death of Mrs. Frances Ann BROWN, 23, lake Orion, Mich., a native of Rochester.
Her body was found by Lake Orion police at 2:15 a.m. Sunday in a Black Cadillac which was parked on a side street in downtown Lake Orion. Investigation of her death is being conducted by the Oakland county sheriff's department and the Lake Orion police.
She was born June 14, 1946 to Francis D. and Lenora E. WENNERSTROM GIBBONS. Her marriage was to Trumn Boyd BROWN. At the time of her death she was employed by the Four Star corporation at Lake Orion. She had served in the Women's Army Corps two years. She was a 1964 graduate of Argos high school.
Surviving are the parents, of R.R. 3, Rochester, one sister, Gail [GIBBONS], and a brother Dale [GIBBONS], both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. August WENNERSTROM, Plymouth. One brother, John [GIBBONS], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Calvin A. DANIELS, will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Maude M. Mott
Mrs. Maude M. MOTT, 74, Elkhart, died at 10 a.m. Monday in Elkhart General hospital.
Born Nov. 13, 1894, she was the daughter of Moses and Nettie HEATER. Her marriage was Nov. 21, 1914, to John E. MOTT. He died in 1956.
Surviving are one brother, Henry HEATER, Elkhart, and nieces and nephews. Three sisters preceded in death, including Mrs. George (Hazel) BOWERS, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Walley, Mills and Zimmerman funeral home in Elkhart. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery at Elkhart. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Elmer L. Ogle
Elmer L. OGLE, 72, R.R. 2, Plymouth, brother of Devon OGLE of Rochester, died at his home at 9:40 a.m. Monday after a three-month illness. Final rites will be at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth at 2 p.m. Wednesday and burial will be in the Bremen cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 19, 1969

Susie M. Allen
Mrs. Susie M. ALLEN, 81, 1225 Jackson boulevard, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. She has been a patient one week.
Born June 16, 1887, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Lewis K. and Frances ALLEN SHAMBARGER. Her marriage was June 19, 1909, in Frederick, Md., to Charles W. ALLEN. He died Feb. 6, 1907. Mrs. Allen had resided in Rochester six years, moving from Macy. She was a member of the First Christian church at Macy.
Surviving are three brothers, Alfred SHAMBARGER, Fort Wayne; Lewis J. SHAMBARGER, Rochester, and Daniel SHAMBARGER, of Mexico, and nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Samuel B. Benge
Samuel Birch BENGE, 58, R.R. 1, Macy, died of a heart attack at his residence at 1 p.m. Tuesday. He was trying to extinguish a grass fire.
A lifetime resident of Union township, he was born April 29, 1910, in Deedsville, the son of Marshall and Edith M. CONNELL BENGE. His first marriage was in 1935 to Bertha CASSEL. She died in May, 1958. His second marriage was Sept. 2, 1959, at Cincinnati, to Florence NEABREY, who survives. Mr. Benge was an engineer on the C & O railroad, a member of the Mexico Masonic lodge, Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite, the Murat Shrine at Indianapolis, and the B. of L. E.
Also surviving are two sons, Samuel E. "Skip" BENGE, Deedsville; William K. BENGE, Peru; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Leona LOCKHART, and Mrs. Belle COTTERMAN, both of Peru; Mrs. Mildred BOYER, Syracuse, and one brother, Albert D. [BENGE], of Peru. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the MaCain funeral home. The Rev. Al KUNBEREICH will officiate, and rites will be under auspices of the Masonic lodge. Burial will be in the Perrysburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 20, 1969

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Friday, March 21, 1969

Maxine Bennett
Mrs. Maxine L. BENNETT, 54, Culver, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had been ill four months.
Born Oct 16, 1914, in Culver, she was the daughter of George and Minnie RUSH ANDREWS. Her marriage was Oct. 13, 1933, in Culver, to Clyde B. BENNETT, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of the Culver area and a member of the Culver Emanuel United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Hal B. BENNETT, South Bend, and Gary R. BENNETT, Elkhart; seven grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. Lloyd (Lefa) HEETER, and Mrs. Albert (Edna) GRAHAM, both of Culver; one brother, Thomas ANDREWS, of Argos. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. A. E. GIVENS will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Saturday.

Bert Henderson
Bert HENDERSON, 83, Bruce Lake Station, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday in the Miller Nursing home.
Born March 7, 1886, in Fulton county, he was the son of Eli and Lorinda WHITE HENDERSON. His marriage in 1905 was to Clara SMITH. She died Feb. 24, 1955. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Bruce Lake Community church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ruby BALDWIN, R.R. 3, Kewanna; one son, Boyd [HENDRSON], R.R. 4, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Hala HUDKINS, East Jordon, Mich.; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Saturday.

Saturday, March 22, 1969

Ira E. Butt
Ira E. BUTT, 89, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 11:35 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Thursday.
Born Nov. 11, 1879 in Miami county, he was the son of Richard and Margaret COVER BUTT. He had lived in the Burton community since 1912, moving there from Denver. He was married Marc 13, 1904 in Rochester to Coral Lee FENIMORE. He was a farmer. Mr. Butt was a member of the Methodist church and the former Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Bernice) JEFFERIES, Decatur, Ind.; four sons, Oren [BUTT], Honolulu; Orville [BUTT], Bondville, Ky.; Robert O. [BUTT], Rochester, and Harold [BUTT], R.R. 2, Bremen; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Five sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tanya S. Smith
Twelve Mile, Ind. - Tanya S. SMITH, 10, Twelve Mile, was killed in a two-car accident at the intersection of two Cass county roads three miles southwest of here Friday night.
Nine persons - eight from Twelve Mile, and one from Logansport - were injured, none critically.

Monday, March 24, 1969

Carrie E. Dunlap
Miss Carrie E. DUNLAP, 83, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had suffered a heart attack at her residence one hour prior to admittance at the hospital.
Born Jan. 26, 1886, in Morris, Ill., she was the daughter of Solomon and Catherine LEFFERT DUNLAP. She spent most of her life in the Argos area. She was a former school teacher and a secretary.
Surviving are one sister, Mary DUNLAP, R.R. 2, Argos, two brothers, Ford C. DUNLAP, R.R. 4, Plyouth, and Eldon L. DUNLAP, R.R. 3, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Tuesday.

Albert E. Barnes
Albert E. BARNES, 81, Akron, died at 4 a.m. today in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw. He had been a patient one month and ill one year.
Born April 11, 1887, in Akron, he was the son of Isaac and Emma KUHN BARNES. His marriage was March 7, 1907, in Dowagiac, Mich., to Ethel PHILLIPS. She died in 1964. He was a retired shoe store operator.
Surviving are six daughters, Miss Kathryn BARNES, Wabash; Mrs. Arvada JONES, Mrs. Ronald (Jeanette) FENIMORE, Mrs. Carl (Deloris) GREICHEN, all of Akron; Mrs. Jerry (Lenora) EATON, Warsaw, and Mrs. Harry (Margaret) WATKINS, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one son, Fred BARNES, North Manchester; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy DAINE, R.R. 1, Macy; and Mrs. Cora MILLER, Kalamazoo, Mich.; one brother, Harvey BARNES, Peru. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wedesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Olive F. Tabler
Mrs. Olive Fern TABLER, 45, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 10:55 p.m. Sunday in Canterbury Manor. She had been ill two years, seriously ill two months.
Born Oct. 4, 1923, in Muncie, she was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. James PURSLEY. Her marriage was June 1, 1941, in Fulton to Cecil TABLER, who survives. A former employee of Hart Schaffner and Marx, she had resided in this area 33 years, moving from Crawfordsville. She was a member of the Fulton Wesleyan church.
Also surviving are one son, The Rev. David TABLER, Muskegon, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Irene MAIN, Farmland; Mrs. Grace YOUNG, Sulphur Springs, and Mrs. Evelyn KINGERMAN, Phoenix, Ariz.; four brothers, George and John [PURSLEY], both oif Anderson, and Raston and Vance [PURSLEY], both of Pendleton. One daughter, and brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Thomas MANUEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 25, 1969

Oval L. McIntire
Oval L. McINTIRE, 74, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 8:05 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, he was born Feb. 1, 1895, near Athens. He was the son of Danny F. and Sarah Ellen BARNES McINTIRE. His marriage was Feb. 25, 1921, to Mary Mildred CRAIG, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Rochester American Legion and a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Doris CRABILL, Charleston, Ill., and Mrs. Rowena BRYANT, R.R. 2, Rochester; four sons, Lawrence [McINTIRE], San Antonio, Texas; Leonard [McINTIRE], Kewanna; Alonzo [McINTIRE], Rochester, and Herbert [McINTIRE], at home; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grancchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie BUCHER, Akron, and Mrs. Alice DAINE, Peru. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final arrangements are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Helen Brewer
Last rites were held Monday at Santa Fe, N.M., for Mrs. John (Helen) BREWER, 51, who died suddenly in that city on Friday. She was a sister of Gates THOMPSON, Rochester.
A resident 40 years of the Plymouth and Argos communities, Mrs. Brewer and her husband moved to New Mexico in 1965. Also suviving are two daughters, Mrs. Judy UPP, Santa Fe, and Mrs. James (Marge) THACKER, Argos, and one grandson.

Gladys M. Luhnow
Mrs. Gladys M. LUHNOW, 57, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 4:25 a.m. today in the Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Born Feb. 20, 1912, in Chicago, she was the daughter of William and Rose SCHECK KRUEGER. Her marriage was in 1938, to Herbert LUHNOW, who survives. She was a member of the Kewanna WSCS and the Worthwhile Home Demonstration club.
Also surviving are one son, Fred LUHNOW, R.R. 3, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Edith BENNETT, Westmont, Ill., and Mrs. Nance PLUMMER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m; Thursday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Leroy WISE will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be given to the Cancer Fund.

Wednesday, March 26, 1969

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Thursday, March 27, 1969

Oval L. McIntire
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna for Oval McINTIRE, 74, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Monday morning at Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. J. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Forest W. Anglin
Forest W. ANGLIN, 61, Battle Creek, Mich., died unexpectedly of a heart attack Wednesday afternoon in Pontiac, Mich. He suffered a heart seizure while working as a signal maintenance man on the Grand Trunk railroad.
Born July 22, 1907, in Argos, he was the son of Franklin and Laura STANLEY ANGLIN. His marriage was to Dehlia UNDERWOOD at Plymouth. She died in 1963. He had been a resident of the Plymouth and Argos areas. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Battle Creek.
Surviving are his present wife, Wilene [ANGLIN]; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Janet) McKELVIE, Florissant, Mo.; one son, John ANGLIN, Battle Creek; step-children; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Nina) BROCK, Bourbon, and Mrs. Reuben (Gussie) POWERS, Argos; two step-brothers, Carl and Don McCOLLOUGH, Minden, Neb. Three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Farley funeral home in Battle Creek. Burial will be in Battle Creek.

Friday, March 28, 1969

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Saturday, March 29, 1969

Jane K. Kesling
Final rites for Mrs. Jane K. KESLING, 86, formerly of Gilead, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Daniel BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery.
Mrs. Kesling died at 3:45 a.m. Friday in a Fort Wayne nursing home. She had resided in Fort Wayne the last several years.
The daughter of Jacob and Rebecca MOORE KING, she was born Dec. 2, 1882 in Arkansas.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Russell SHAFER, Coldwater, Mich.; a grandson, and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 31, 1969

Rex V. Moore
Rex V. MOORE, 66, prominent sale clerk who resided at 231 East Eighth street, died unexpectedly of a heart attack early this morning in Memorial hospital at South Bend. He had been a patient there since last Monday.
A lifetime resident of the Athens and Rochester community, Mr. Moore was well known in this area. Besides his work as clerk for household and farm sales, he was an adjuster and appraiser for the Rochester Farmers Mutual Insurance company. Previously, he was engaged in farming and for many years had worked for the Northern Indiana Power company, predecesor of Public Service Indiana here.
Born June 21, 1902, in Rochester, he was the son of Ora and Belle BRYANT MOORE. His marriage was Dec. 4, 1943, in St. Louis to Dorothy MILLER HOOKER, who survives.
He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary Catherine) CULLIVAN, of Rochester; a son, Robert Dean MOORE, South Bend; one step-daughter, Patty HOOKER; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Russell MOORE, Phoenix, Ariz., and a sister, Mrs. Leonard (Marjorie) WOODCOX, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Frank S. VanFossan
Frank S. VanFOSSAN, 68, Nyona Lake, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he has been a patient since February.
Born Aug. 31, 1900, in Kokomo, he was the son of Frank A. and Sarah Ellen STERLING VanFOSSAN. His marriage was Jan. 5, 1940, in Noblesville, to Lula Mae PARR. She died Oct. 28, 1965. He had resided in the Nyona Lake area 40 years, moving from Kokomo. A retired carpenter, he had worked at the Durgom Concrete Pipe company at Plymouth. He was employed last at the Sportsman Landing on Lake Manitou. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges at Rochester.
Surviving are nieces and nephews including Ross MIKELS, of Kokomo.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester. The Rev. Francis ROGERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Curtisville cemetery at Curtisville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Jessie M. Sissel
Mrs. Jessie M. SISSEL, 82, Argos, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital at South Bend. She had been a patient six days.
Born Sept. 2, 1886, in Argos, she was the daughter of the Rev. John and Martha CHAPMAN RUPE. Her marriage was April 24, 1909, at Argos, to Elda J. SISSEL. He died June 4, 1951. A lifetime resident of the Argos community, she had been a dressmaker and a seamstress 70 years. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are one daugher, Mrs. James (Martha Louise) MARSHALL, of South Bend; a graddaugher; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Blanche BREWER, Argos; one niece and a nephew.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 1, 1969

Mary B. Garver
Mrs. Mary B. GARVER, 81, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Rochester nursing home. She had been ill four months.
Born Aug. 8, 1887, at Plymouth, she was the daughter of George and Ida BOWER VINALL. Her marriage was Feb. 14, 1919, at Coldwater, Mich., to George GARVER. He died May 15, 1963. Mrs. Garver lived most of her life in the Argos area.
Surviving are two sons, Jay V. GARVER, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, and George Robert GARVER, of Argos; one grandson; seven step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joe ROBER, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Bessie CARD, Alhambra, Cal. Three sisters 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 Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 2, 1969

Mrs. William Batcheller
Mrs. William BATCHELLER, Philadelphia, formerly of Rochester, died Sunday night in Northeastern hospital at Philadelphia. She was a [sister-in-law of both] Mrs. Ernest WALTERS, Richland township, and Mrs. Don HOLLOWAY, Rochester. [Her husband was born in Rochester.] Funeral services were this morning in Philadelphia.

Ross A. Steele
Ross Albert STEELE, 64, South Bend, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He had been ill two years and serious one week.
Born May 15, 1904, in Perrysburg, he was the son of John E. and Mary BROWN STEELE. He had resided in South Bend 35 years, moving from Mexico. Mr. Steele was a veteran of World War II and a retired maintenance man on construction work. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 50 at South Bend.
Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Earl (Sadona) CHAMBERS, of Rochester, and a niece, Mrs. Gene HERSON, Tucson, Ariz.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Church of the Brethren at Mexico. The Rev. Donald RITCHEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico, where the Rochester American Legion and VFW Post will conduct graveside services. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to services.

Leola Simpson
Mrs. Leola Mae SIMPSON, 57, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Westville. She had been ill three years.
Born April 12, 1911, at Watseka, Ill., she was the daughter of Stanley and Bertha STRAWSER SMITH. She had resided in Talma since 1951, moving from Shipshewanna. She was a member of the Talma Methodist church and the WSCS.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Bertha SMITH, Sturgis, Mich.; two sons, Larry [SIMPSON], Rochester, and Doug [SIMPSON], Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Dey (Opal) HOSTETLER, Sturgis, Mich., and Mrs. Dennis (Velma) LUNG, Wolcottville, and four grandchildren.
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 3, 1969

Carl W. Miller
Carl W. MILLER, 59, 421 West Eighth street, owner of the Miller nursing home and Canterbury Manor, died here at 10 a.m. today of a coronary attack. Although he had been in failing health about 10 years, his death was unexpected.
Mr. Miller had owned and operated the Miller nursing home at 719 Madison street for 12 years. Canterbury Manor was opened by Mr. Miller last March 2 west of City Park.
Born May 21, 1909 in Wabash county, he was the son of Clarence and Prudence DOWNEY MILLER. He had resided in Rochester the past 12 years, moving here from Wabash. He was married April 9, 1934 in Plymouth to Helen M. DuBOIS.
He was a member of Rochester F&AM 79, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, Rochester RAM 90, O.E.S. at LaFontaine and the LaFontaine Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Sherry) HOLSE, R.R. 5, Rochester; a son, Carl W. MILLER, II, Rochester; three grandchildren; three half-sisters, and four half-brothers.
Last rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. Masonic rites will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Clinton E. Beecher
Clinton E. BEECHER, 84, North Manchester, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the Wabash county hospital in Wabash after an illness of four years.
The son of George E. and Sarah E. FISHER BEECHER, he was born in Adams township of Cass county Feb. 9, 1885. He was married July 15, 1909 in Adams township to Grace CONDON, who died March 12, 1955. On April 18, 1950, he was married in North Manchester to Blanch BUTCHER, who survives.
He had lived in North Manchester 10 years, moving there from Twelve Mile. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Corinth Brethren church at Twelve Mile.
Also surviving are the following children, Mrs. Elaine SHAFER, Royal Center; George Everett [BEECHER], Wanatah; Marion W. [BEECHER], Royal Center; Mrs. Maxine JOHNSON, Logansport; Carr E. [BEECHER], Denver; Mrs. Harriett L. MORRIS, Logansport; Harold Larkin [BEECHER], R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Jean GRABILL, Twelve Mile; two step-children, Mrs. Lavone GROSNICKLE, North Manchester, and Galen BUTCHER, Servia; twenty-six grandchildren; twenty great-brandchildren, and two brothers, Walter and Lyman [BEECHER], both of Logansport. A son, a sister ad a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at the McCain country chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. G. Bright HANNA, officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, April 4, 1969

Steve Patkus
Steve PATKUS, 70, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 9 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient one week and ill three years.
Born April 22, 1898, in Lithuania, he was the son of Joseph and Marie PATKUS. His marriage was Oct. 26, 1926, at Crown Point, to Ruth CUTSHALL, who survives. A machinist, he had rsided in the Macy area 24 years, moving from Illinois.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lester (Mary) HUGHES, Gilead; Mrs. Lee (Margery) O'CONNELL, Wabash, and Mrs. Jack (Vivian) PUGH, R.R. 1, Roann; two sons, Steve [PATKUS], Jr., Gilead, and Charles [PATKUS], Disko; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sistrs, Mrs. Johanna SHILLINGS, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Martha KATZ; Mrs. Marie WORRELL, Pittsfield, Ala., and Mrs. Louise KINSMAN, St. Petersburg, Fla. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Revs. Norman NIGHTENGALE and Joseph LAMPTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 5, 1969

Steve Patkus
Funeral services for Steve PATKUS, 70, R.R. 2, Macy, who died Friday morning in Woodlawn hospital, have been changed to 2 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Walter M. DeTurk
Walter M. DeTURK, 84, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient three days. He had been ill five years.
A resident of the Akron community since 1940, he was born in Allen county Jan. 2, 1885 to David and Ann DeTURK. He moved to Akron from Cromwell. He was married May 29, 1916 in Allison, Ind., to Greazah ALSHOUSE. Mr. DeTurk was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Hazel) PENN, Wabash; six sons, Clarence [DeTURK], winona Lake; Herman [DeTURK], Akron; Guy [DeTURK], Rochesrter; Ralph, Lewis and Richard [DeTURK], Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Leona KEMPF and Mrs. Carrie BURTON, Fort Wayne; a brother, Russell [DeTURK], Fort Wayne; seventeen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Two sons, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Ina T. Davis
Mrs. Ina T. DAVIS, 63, Mentone, died at 6 a.m. Friday at Memorial hospital in Lima, O., after an illness of 13 days following a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born Feb. 15, 1906, in Silver Lake, she was the daughter of Jacob and Ethel AUGHINBAUGH ADAMS. She had lived in Mentone 27 years, moving from Akron. She was married to Roscoe DAVIS, who died May 10, 1944. She was employed as a nurse's aid at the Warsaw Prairie View nursing home and was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church and the Mentone Home Ec club.
Surviving are three sons, Roscoe [DAVIS], Orangeville, Ill.; Glen [DAVIS], - - - - ville, Tenn., and Daniel [DAVIS], Knox; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Alice) GOLTRY, Riverside, Cal., and Mrs. Ronald (Janice) McDOUGLE, Lima, O.; two step-sons, Robert DAVIS, North Manchester, and Joseph DAVIS, Dinuba, Cal.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dorothy KINNEY, Milford, and Mrs. Beatrice ENGLE, Peru; a brother, Loren ADAMS, Argos; nine grandchildren, and nine step-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Norman E. McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Hoover-Snyder cemetery at Walton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Monday, April 7, 1969

Infant Dague Twin Girls
Graveside services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the Grass Creek cemetery for the twin daughters of Joe and Jane M. DAGUE, Jr., R.R. 2, Kewanna. One baby was stillborn at 7:35 p.m. Saturday at Memorial hospital in Logansport and her sister died at 9:20 p.m.
The Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiated at the services. The Harrison funeral home in Kewanna was in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, April 8, 1969

Mabel Jennings
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Mabel JENNINGS in New Port Richey, Fla., who spent her summers here with her sister, Mrs. Walter McDOUGLE.

Wednesday, April 9, 1969

Thomas C. Phillips
Thomas Clifford PHILLIPS, 81, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He had been ill four years and serious four months.
Born April 28, 1887, near Etna Green, he was the son of Thomas M. and Sarah WATKINS PHILLIPS. His marriage was June 30, 1907, at Bourbon, to Fern SELLERS, who survives. A retired farmer he had spent most of his life in the Tippecanoe area.
Also surviving are one daughter, Virgina PHILLIPS, one son, Morris D. PHILLIPS, both at home; one brother, David E. PHILLIPS, Mishawaka. One son, Lowell [PHILLIPS, two brothers and five sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. James BABHART will officiate. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Thursday.

George B. Downey
George B. DOWNEY, 87, Veteran's hospital at Marion, died at 4 a.m. today in the hospital. He had been ill several years and serious one week.
Born Feb. 16, 1882, in Huntington county, he was the son of John and Mary HARTINGER DOWNEY. He had lived most of his life in the Rochester area, moving from Oregon. He was a member of the Rochester American Legion and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Harvey KLISE, a patient at the Rochester Nursing home, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officite. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 10, 1969

Robert Kirkpatrick
A McMahan Construction company employee from Wabash was killed Wednesday, apparently by electrocution, while working at the firm's Mill Creek plant in Wabash county.
The body of Robert KIRKPATRICK, 47 a plant engineer, was found about 1 p.m. by a fellow employee, Albert GROGG, R.R. 2, Rochester.
They were working at the plant on U.S. 24 half-way between Peru and Wabash in preparation for the spring season when Grogg realized he had not seen Kirkpatrick for some time and began looking for him.
Company officials are awaiting the coroner's report to learn officially the cause of death.
Kirkpatrick, who is survived by his wife and two children, had been a McMahan employee for eight years.
The body was taken to the Edingfield funeral home in Wabash.

Friday, April 11, 1969

Laura Pritchett
Mrs. Laura PRITCHETT, 69, Hammond, died at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Margaret's hospital at Hammond. She is the mother of Edward C. PRITCHETT, of Rochester.
She was born June 3, 1899, in Greene county, Ky. She had been a resident of Hammond 25 years.
Also surviving are a son, Carl D. PRITCHETT, Hammond; two daughters, Mrs. John (Melvadean) SZABLEWSKI, Calumet City, Ill., and Mrs. Calvin (Nadean) HILTY, Hammond; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Erma LUCAS, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Elora NORRIS, Island, Ky.; Mrs. Mary DAWSON, Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Richard PEPPER, Memphis, and Clarence PEPPER, St. Louis; nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. EST Saturday in the First Baptist church at Hammond.
The Rev. C. W. FISK will officiate. Burial will be in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville. Friends may call at the Snyder-LaHayne funeral home in Hammond Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 12, 1969

Fred Ancil
Fred ANCIL, 79, Bruce Lake, died at 10 p.m. Friday at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac. He was a retired carpenter.
Born Aug. 4, 1894 in Mier (Grand county), Ind., he was the son of David W. and Mary Susanna OLANIN ANCIL. He was married in Miami, Fla., in 1925 to Ethel Fern LONG, who died Feb. 5, 1967.
Surviving are a brother, Virgil [ANCIL], of Marion five nieces, and a nephew. A brother and a sister prceded i death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Leroy WISE officiating. Burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Elmer Newburg
Elmer NEWBURG, 71, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 7:30 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where he was a patient five days. Services are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Monday, April 14, 1969

Rev. Harry A. Claybaugh
The Rev. Harry A. CLAYBAUGH, 88, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Myers nursing home in Plymouth. He had been ill several years.
Born May 10, 1880, at Altoona, Pa., he was the son of John E. and Emma DOUGHERTY CLAYBAUGH. His marriage was Sept. 24, 1902, to Nellie GRIFFIN, who survives. A retired Church of the Brethren minister, Rev. Claybaugh was ordained at the age of 28. He had been retired 23 years and served as interim pastor for many of the surrounding communities. He had served as pastor of the Walnut Church of the Brethren in Argos.
Also surviving are one son, Hayward [CLAYBAUGH], of Argos, two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Francis ROGERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Helen Gardner
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Eikenberry-Murray funeral home in Peru for Mrs. Helen H. GARDNER, 71, Lake Manitou, who died at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the Woodlawn hospital. Burial was in Mount Hope cemetery in Peru.
Born May 17, 1897, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Gus and Katherine STRALEY HARDWICK. Her marriage was July 15, 1954, to John GARDNER, who surives. She was a member of the First Baptist church. A former Peru resident, Mrs. Gardner had resided at Lake Manitou the past five years.
Also surviving are three sons, Rodney, Richard B. and Robert McNary [GARDNER], all of Peru; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy KEIRN, Peru; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Joe and Robert HARDWICK, both of Peru.

Fred Bates
Fred BATES, Indianapolis, brother of Pauline WILLMAN, Rochester, died this morning in Indianapolis. He is the father of Mrs. Vernon WARD, and Mrs. John STURN, summer residents of Lake Manitou. Final arrangements are pending at an Indianapolis funeral home.

Anthony Witulski
Anthony WITULSKI, father of James WILKES of Rochester, died Sunday at his home in Chicago.
Also surviving are two other sons, Steven and Anthony; two grandchildren, Larry WILKES and Diane WILKES, Rochester; and one grandchild.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Szykowny funeral home, 4901 West Archer, Chicago. The family requests that contributions be made by friends to the charity of their choice.

Elmer Newburg
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Elmer K. NEWBURG, 71, R.R. 2, Argos, who died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the Marshall county hospital at Plymouth. The Revs. Francis ROGERS ad Norman McVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Swedish cemetery at Donaldson. Friends may call at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 10, 1897, in Plymouth. His marriage was Aug. 28, 1933, in South Bend, to Gladys DIETL, who survives. He had resided in the Argos area 30 years.
Also surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Devon (Elma) KITCH, Argos, a granddaughter; two brothers, Oscar [NEWBURG], Plymouth, and Harry [NEWBURG], Walkerton; and one sister, Mrs. Arthur (Edna) PETERSON, of Plymouth. One daughter and one sister preceded in death.

Tuesday, April 15, 1969

Lola Allen
Mrs. Lola ALLEN of Jackson, Mich., a former Macy resident, died in Jackson Monday. Surviving are a son, Howard [ALLEN], of Jackson; several grandchildren, and a nephew, Joseph HORTON, formerly of Rochester. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Macy Christian church, where the body will lie in state an hour before the rites.

Roy F. Pletcher
Roy F. PLETCHER, 86, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient two weeks. He had been ill seven months and serious three weeks.
Born Oct 1, 1882, in Hoopeston, Ill., he was the son of David S. and Elizabeth PEASE PLETCHER. A retired farmer, he had resided in this area 67 years. His marriage was May 25, 1912, in Rochester to Minnie ORR. She died Feb. 13, 1963. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Henry (Ruth) SKIDMORE, Rochester; two grandsons, Steven SKIDMORE, at home, and Tom SKIDMORE, Indianapolis; one great-grandson, Christopher Thomas SKIDMORE, Indianapolis; a brother, Loit PLETCHER, Warren; two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Orpha) PICKETT, Detroit, and Mrs. Raymond (Velma) KING, Elkhart.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH 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.

Wednesday, April 16, 1969

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Thursday, April 17, 1969

Carmen Spencer
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Carmen (NYE) SPENCER, 67, died at her home in Indianapolis on Saturday.
She was the daughter of Gilbert and Ida NYE and was born near Akron in September, 1901. She had lived in Indianapolis for forty years.
Surviving are a brother, Clifford NYE of Detroit, and several nieces and nephews. Among them are Ralph DAVIS of Akron and Mrs. Wayne (Trella KUHN) TOMBAUGH of Mentone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D. SPENCER, four sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Flanner-Buchanan Mortuary in Indianapolis. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Friday, April 18, 1969

S. Earl Rouch
S. Earl ROUCH, 76, 329 West Ninth street - Superintendent of Fulton county schools from 1922-59 - died at 7:05 a.m. today at Clearwater (Fla.) hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Ray E. Myers
Ray E. MYERS, mayor of Rochester from 1960-64, died at 6 a.m. today at his home, 118 West 10th street. Death, which was unexpected, came after a year's illness.
He was 78 years of age.
Mr. Myers, a Republican, capped a long career of civic service with his election as the city's 12th mayor. He had been a member of the City Council in 1935-38 and was nine years a trustee of the City Water Works, during which time the present water works building was erected.
A Rochester resident for 70 years, Mr. Myers was engaged in the insurance business for almost 40 years. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, past president and 23-year member of the Lions club and past president and active participant in the activivites of the Rochester Normal College Alumni association.
Born Feb. 4, 1891, near Macy, Mr. Myers was the son of Jacob and Mary CYPHERD MYERS. His marriage was in this city Nov. 5, 1915 to Arline LOWMAN, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Otto (Joan) BLACKETOR, Allen Park, Mich.; one son, John W. "Bill" MYERS, R.R. 2, Rochester; four grandchildren, Mrs. Linda RENO, Indianapolis, and Brett, Raynee and Jon MYERS, all of Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Raymond McVAY, R.R. 3, Rochester. Two sons and three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Clyde WALTERS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Eye Bank of the Rochester Lions club or to cancer control funds.

Harry A. Teems
Harry A. TEEMS, 73, Huntington, former Rochester resident, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.
Born Feb. 27, 1896, in Fulton county, he was the son of John and Sarah OVERMYER TEEMS. His marriage was June 29, 1921, in Rochester, to Ruth KRATHWOHL, who survives. Mr. Teems had been a resident of Huntington since 1919, moving from Rochester. A retired Erie railroad train dispatcher, he was a member of the Trinity United Methodist chuch in Huntington.
Also surviving are one son, Harry [TEEMS], Jr., Huntington; two grandchildren; one brother, George E. TEEMS, Huntington; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph ARTHURHULTZ, Mishawaka; Mrs. Charles MICHAEL, Munising, Mich., and Mrs. Robert SANDERSON, Indianapolis. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Robbins funeral home in Huntington. The Rev. Orrin MANIFOLD, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Hartman
Mrs. Mary HARTMAN R.R. 6, Rochester, died early this morning in Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne.
Final arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Saturday, April 19, 1969

Golda B. Brown
Mrs. Golda Blanch BROWN, 83, Mentone, died at 6:30 a.m. today at the Prairie View nursing home, where she had been a patient five days. She had been in failing health several years.
Born Oct. 15, 1885 in Seward township, Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of James and Addie HARTMAN SCOTT. She had resided all her life in the Mentone area. She was married June 22, 1904, in Warsaw to Clarence H. BROWN, who survives. She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (June) REED, Jr., Mentone; two brothers, Floyd and Frank [SCOTT], both of Palestine; a sister, Mrs. Arthur (Ethel) ERVIN, Claypool, and two grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the King memorial home in Mentone with Brother Stanley DAY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mary B. Hartman
Services for Mrs. Mary B. HARTMAN, who with her husband operated the Knotty Pine Cafe in Fulton for 15 years, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fulton United Methodist church. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home after 7:30 o'clock tonight.
Mrs. Hartman died at 9:10 a.m. Friday in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital, where she was admitted March 8. A resident of R.R. 6, Rochester, south of Fulton, he had been ill 2 1/2 years, seriously for one months.
A 32-year resident of Fulton county, Mrs. Hartman was born in Andrews May 27, 1913 to Owen and Louise LIGHTY STEVENS. She was married in Rochester July 19, 1939 to Otto LeRoy "Roy" HARTMAN. She moved to this county from Indianapolis. She was a member of the Rochestr American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving with the husband are a son, LeRoy HARTMAN, II, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Maxine) HECKATHORN, Rochester, and Mrs. Don (Shirley) COLLINS, Detroit; the father, of Fulton; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Galen LEWIS, Wabash, and Mrs. Thelma CARTER, Lagro, and a brother, Owen L. STEVENS, Huntington. The mother died in March, 1949, and a sister, Mrs. Jap STEVENS, died in 1957.
The family requests that memorials be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

S. Earl Rouch
Final rites for S. Earl ROUCH, 76, 329 West Ninth street, former Fulton county superintendent of schools, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate.
Mr. Rouch died at 7:05 a.m. Friday at Clearwater (Fla.) hospital following an illness of one week. He was vacationing there with his wife.
A native of Fulton county, Mr. Rouch was a public school teacher for 19 years before becoming county schools superintendent in August of 1933. He held the post until the middle of his seventh four-year term in June of 1959, when he retired.
Russell D. WALTERS, then Kewanna principal who now is principal of Riddle school here, was named Mr. Rouch's successor. Walters held the post until April of 1965, when he resigned and it was decided not to appoint a successor.
Mr. Rouch was teacher-principal at Grass Creek six years and also served as principal one year at Grayville, Ill.; two years at Cayuga, Ind.; four years at Morocco in Newton county, and six years at Akron bfore becoming superintendent.
A native of Grass Creek, he graduated from high school there, attended Indiana State university, earned an A.B. degree from Indiana university and a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Rouch was born June 25, 1892 to Ezra and Ida REED ROUCH. He was married to Mabel POWNALL, who survives. He was a member of the United Methodist church, the Akron F&AM, the Leroy Shelton American Legion post here and was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the wife are a brother, Lloyd [ROUCH], R.R. 1, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. A. A. NICOLL, Logansport, and Mrs. Ross FRY, Winamac, and nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Friencs may call at the funeral home after 4 .m. Monday.

Monday, April 21, 1969

Walter Lee Bemenderfer
Walter Lee BEMENDERFER, brother of Estel BEMENDERFER of Rochester, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. He was born in Fulton county to Franklin and Nancy BEMENDERFER. Also surviving are his wife, nieces and nephews. Burial will be Tuesday in Tucson.

Fred R. Miller
Fred R. MILLER, 72, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at his residence of a heart condition. He had been in failing health ten years.
Born Feb. 21, 1897, near Athens, he was the son of Henry and Sarah ALSPAUGH MILLER. His first marriage was to May FORD. She died in 1921. His second marrage was Sept. 21, 1924, to Carrie GREER, who survives. A former member of the Rochester police department, he had resided in Fulton county most of his life. He had also worked on the highway department and as an auto mechanic. Mr. Miller was a member of the Eagles lodge and the Talma Conservation club. He was the last surviving member in a family of nine children.
Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth MILLER, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Paul MILLER, Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery, eight miles [west] of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 22, 1969

Florence R. Morris
Mrs. Florence Ruby MORRIS, 56, South Bend, died at 9 a.m. EST Monday at Goshen general hospital, where she was taken Sunday from the home of her son, Larry J. MORRIS, of Goshen.
She was born in Fulton county Feb. 1, 1913. She was married to Harry J. MORRIS, who died in 1963.
Surviving with the son Larry, are another son, Lonnie Leroy MORRIS, South BEnd; three brothers, Lester ALDERFER, Rochester; Carl ALDERFER, Mentone, and Vern ALDERFER, Mishawaka; four sisters, Mrs. Earl HARTMAN and Mrs. June ARMEY, South Bend; Mrs. Walter CLEVENGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Angela MARALDO, Mishawaka.
Friends may call at the Hollis funeral home in South Bend after 8 o'clock EST tonight. Services will be there at 11 a.m. EST Thursday. The body will be taken to the Richland Center United Methodist church where it will lie in state from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EST Thursday, followed by final rites conducted by Dr. Roscoe WILSON. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.

Maude E. Cole
Mrs. Maude Ellen COLE, former Rochester resident, died Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. She was the cousin of Mrs. Moneta QUINN, Rochester, and the daughter of Newton and Versa IZZARD, former Rochester residents. Burial was today in South Lawn cemetery at South Bend.

Wednesday, April 23, 1969

Florence R. Morris
Mrs. Florence Ruby MORRIS, South Bend, who died Monday at Goshen General hospital, was the daughter of the late Clinton and Nettie ALDERFER of Richland Center. Final rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Richland Center church. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.

Jennie Lytle
Mrs. Jennie LYTLE, 72, Akron, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday in the Prairie View rest home in Warsaw where she had been a patient 19 months. She had been ill four years.
Born Sept. 11, 1896, at Argos, she was the daughter of Eliza and Artimesa VANCE. Her marriage was Aug. 1, 1913, at Argos, to William LYTLE, who survives. She had resided in the Akron community 47 years, moving from Argos. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and the World War II Mothers.
Also surviving are three daughers, Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) BROWN, Rochester; Mrs. James (Helen) CRAUSASARE, Bremen; Mrs. Albert (Betty) MELTON, Traverse City, Mich.; two sons, Vance [LYTLE], of Akron, and William [LYTLE], of Chicago; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Ten brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Amy G. Fenimore
Mrs. Amy G. FENIMORE, 85, 318 West 11th street, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital shortly after she was admitted.
Born Aug. 23, 1883, in North Judson, she was the daughter of Albert and Dora MORTON BARNES. Her first marriage was to Harry BRUGH. He preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Forrest FENIMORE, who survives. A resident of Fulton county for 60 years, she was a member of the First Christian Church and the Victoria Circle.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Louis J. (Donnabel) KLINE, Rochester; two sons, Albert BRUGH, Battle Creek, Mich., and Joseph L. BRUGH, R.R. 4, Rochester; a brother, William BARNES, Yakima, Wash.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Frances WALSH, Chicago; Mrs. Richard SCHUG, Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Robert BEAVERS, Mason, O.; two step-sons, Ronald FENIMORE, Akron, and Vance FENIMORE, Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT 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.

Thursday, April 24, 1969

Minnie Riggle
Mrs. Minnie RIGGLE, 95, Akron, died at 12:45 p.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron.

Oscar M. Scott
Oscar M. SCOTT, 82, former resident of 322 West Eighth street, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in the Brethrens' home in Flora, where he had resided for the past year. He had been ill two years.
Born Aug. 10, 1886, in Miami county, he was the son of Silas F. and Ida TURNIPSEED SCOTT. His marriage was Sept. 1, 1912, in Fulton county, to Salene PALMER, who survives. Mr. Scott was a trustee of Richland township eight years and Fulton county superintendent eight years. He was a former salesman at Louderback Chevrolet and a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Zeldon (Opal) WIMMER, Kokomo; one brother, Vernon F. SCOTT, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Two sistes and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. John TURLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Friday, April 25, 1969

Dottie Zellers
Mrs. Dottie ZELLERS, 81, Kewanna, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac. She had been a patient two days.
Born Aug. 31, 1887, at Delong, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Alemeda HEMINGER HARTZ. Her marriage was April 9, 1908, to Monroe ZELLERS. He died in 1967. She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, Gerald [ZELLERS], of South Bend, and Harry [ZELLERS], Kewanna; one daughter, Arlene NEFF, R.R. 2, Kewanna; five grandchildren; five great-grandsons; two brothers, Roy HARTZ, Amboy, and Arthur HARTZ, Alexandria. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Graden chapel at Kewanna. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Oren E. Musselman
Oren E. MUSSELMAN, 70, Macy, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient nine days.
Born Jan. 4, 1899, near Macy, he was the son of Samuel H. and Eleanor "Nellie" SWIFT MUSSELMAN. His marriage was May 26, 1927, in Plymouth, to Susannah DUFF, who survives. A farmer and insurance agent, Mr. Musselman had lived his entire life in the Macy community. He was a member of the United Methodist church in Macy, the Lincoln Masonic lodge at Macy, Order of Eastern Star at Macy, Royal Arch Masons, Rochester, and the Scottish Rite at South Bend.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. H. Weldon (Mary Jeanne) SHERRARD, Jr., R.R. 1, Rochester; two grandchildren, Debbie and Vickie SHERRARD; one nephew, Richard BRIGGS, Macy. One daughter and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday where Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Minnie Riggle
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Church of God for Mrs. Minnie Mae RIGGLE, 95, Akron, who died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. The Revs. Boyce BLACKWELDER and J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 7:30 p.m. today.
Born Jan. 21, 1874, in Mateer, Pa., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob SHELLHAMER. Her marriage was in 1893, to the Rev. Herbert RIGGLE. He died in 1952. Mrs. Riggle had lived in Akron since 1953, moving from Rochester. She had served with her husband as a missionary in Syria three years. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Missionary Society.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Ola) BALLENGER, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Charles (Zelda) WHITE, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. George (Alona) PONTIUS, Birchwood, Wis.; two sons, H. Arlow RIGGLE, Huntington, and George W. RIGGLE, Houston, Texas; one foster daughter, Higua COCHRAN, Chicago; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two foster grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.

Haress Gann
Haress GANN, 83, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 7:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
A retired farmer, he was born Aug. 15, 1885, in Missouri. His marriage was in 1904, at St. Louis, to Anna HENLEY. She died Aug. 9, 1953. Mr. Gann was a retired employee of the Hammond coach company and a member of the Plymouth Kilwinning Masonic lodge.
Surviving are one son, Bernard GANN, R.R. 1, Argos; four grandchildren; and one brroher, Charles GANN, St. Louis. One son, Leo [GANN], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home. The Rev. Arnold KRANER will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Elmwood Park cemetery at Hammond. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 26, 1969

Dessie F. Newcomer
Mrs. Dessie F. NEWCOMER, 79, 1420 College avenue, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 2:30 p.m. Friday in her home.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she was born Feb. 8, 1890 in Leiters Ford to Albert and Allie WIDEMAN DURR. She was married Oct. 19, 1910 to Leroy NEWCOMER, who died Oct. 8, 1951. Mrs. Newcomer was a member of the Rochester First Christian church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Velma) BUTT, Rochester; Mrs. Ted (Letha Mae) MERLEY, macy; Mrs. Mary Jane THOMPSON, Akron, and Mrs. Harold (Carol) WATSON, Fort Wayne; two sons, Carl and Harold [NEWCOMER], both of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Guy DURR, Rochester, and Carl DURR, Portland, Ore., and a sister, Mrs. Mary HOLST, Washington, D.C. A son, Roland [NEWCOMER], died Dec. 12. 1961.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Wonda McKenney
Mrs. Claude (Wonda) BOWMAN McKENNEY, Fort Wayne, died at 6 p.m. Friday in that city. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Ada BOWMAN of Talma.
Among the survivors is a cousin, Mrs. Robert (Eldora) CALVERT, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Other funeral arrangements are pending.

Monday, April 28, 1969

Hershell Russell
Word has been received of the death of Hershell RUSSELL, Tampa, Fla., who died April 7 of a heart attack. A former resident of Newcastle township, he was a nephew of Mrs. Clarence PETERSON, of Rochester. Among the survivors are the wife, a son, and a brother. Services will be Tuesday in Tampa.

C. W. Lowe
C. W. "Pete" LOWE, Largo, Fla., died Saturday at his residence of a heart attack. He was the brother of Mrs. Ocia CLEVENGER, Fulton, and the late Mrs. Nettie CARR, of Rochester. Burial will be at Croydon Wednesday.

Conna Lea Pennington
Graveside services were conducted at 3 p.m. today in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery for Conna Lea PENNINGTON, infant daughter of Dale and Donna GROVER PENNINGTON, Culver, who was stillborn at 8:35 a.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. The Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiated. Arrangements were in charge of the Grossman funeral home in Plymouth.
Surviving with the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence (Mary) PENNINGTON, Culver; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles GROVER, R.R. 4, Plymouth; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ANDREWS, Argos. Also surviving are other great-grandparents.

Wanda McKenney
Mrs. Wonda O. McKENNEY, 66, Fort Wayne, a native of Talma, died in Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital at 6:45 p.m. Friday. She had lived in Fort Wayne since 1944.
The daughter of Albert and Ada PAULIN BOWMAN, Mrs. McKenney was a retired registered nurse and medical records librarian. She had been an R.N. in Fort Wayne from 1923 to 1964. She was married to Claude McKENNEY, who died in December, 1966. She was a member of the Fort Wayne First Christian church.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Della TOMLINSON, Kokomo, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were this morning at the D. O. McComb and Sons funeral home in Fort Wayne. White Shrine and Eastern Star rites rites begin at 7 o'clock EDT this evening.
Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Fulton county, with graveside services at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Franklin McGUIRE will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. EDT today.

John W. Cooper
John W. COOPER, 57, Bruce Lake, died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born March 30, 1912, in Alexandria, he was the son of Thurman Lee and Alma JORDAN COOPER. His marriage was Nov. 24, 1933, to Ruth SPARROW. A retired machinist, he was a member of the Nazarene church.
Surviving are his step-mother, Mrs. Mary COOPER, Muncie; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly PASCHAL, South Bend, and Mrs. Alma Jane WEEKS, St. Louis, Mo.; one son, John W. COOPER, Jr., with the U.S. Navy, Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Joan WILLIAMS, Rockville; ten grandchildren. One brother and one grandchild are deceased.
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Grade chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Charles Urschel
Charles M. URSCHEL, 91, Tippecanoe, died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday in the Parview hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill one year and a patient four days.
Born Jan. 5, 1878, in Wabash county, he was the son of Daniel and Katherine YOUNG URSCHEL. His marriage was Dec. 25, 1902, to Lula SHOCK. She died in 1964. Mr. Urschel had been a resident of the Tippecanoe community since 1913. He was a member of the Tippecanoe Congregational Christian church, Mentone Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne, and the Kosciusko county Shrine club.
Surviving are three brothers, William H. [URSCHEL], Wabash; John F. "Jack" [URSCHEL], of Tippecanoe, and George [URSCHEL], of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. One son, Dan [URSCHEL], and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Tippecanoe Congregational Christian church. The Rev. Thomas BUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone and at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, April 29, 1969

Della M. Heeter
Mrs. Della M. HEETER, 84, Delong, died at midnight Monday in the Hillfarm nursing home at Anville, Pa. She had been a patient four months.
Final arrangements are pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Harley Deckard
Last rites were held today in Plymouth for Harley "Joe" DECKARD, Rolling Prairie, who died Saturday at LaPorte following an exrtended illness.
Former partner in the operation of Deckard's Supermarket at Plymouth, he owned a similar store at Rolling Prairie at the time of his death.
Surviving are the wife, two sons, one sister and three brothers, including Roy DECKARD, Kewanna.

Ford Swihart
Ford SWIHART, 85, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 3:50 p.m. Monday at his residence. He had been ill three years.
Born April 4, 1884 in Walnut township, he was the son of Daniel and Mary Ann HOLLIBAUGH SWIHART. His first marriage was to Nora SANER. She died in 1916. His second marriage was to Eva SHAFFER, who died in 1935. On Sept. 12, 1935, he married Maxine SHAFER. She survives. A retired farmer, he had spent his lifetime in the Argos community. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Chloa) FLETCHER, Argos; four sons, Austin SWIHART, Galen SWIHART, and Lowell SWIHART, all of Goshen, and Merl SWIHART, of Plymouth; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lottie DANIELS, South Bend. One daughter, Treva [SWIHART], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thusday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Revs. Delbert E. RUBERG and Paul LANTIS will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, April 30, 1969

Maude A. Dailey
Mrs. Maude A. DAILEY, 89, died at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller nursing home where she had resided since Sept. 28, 1962.
Born July 31, 1879, at Garrett, she was the daughter of Linor and Mary THOMAS MICHAEL. Her marriage was Dec. 23, 1897, at Leo, to Abner DAILEY. He died in September, 1935. Mrs. Dailey came to this city from Kewanna.
Among survivors are three sons, Frank DAILEY, Richmond, Harry DAILEY, Fort Wayne, and Russell DAILEY, Flint, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred SMOTHERS, Louisville, and Mrs. Doris STEWART, of Marion.
Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Della Heeter
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver for Mrs. Della M. HEETER of Delong, who died at midnight Monday in the Hillfarm nursing home in Annville, Pa. The Rev. Norris KING, will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home where the Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.
Born March 20, 1885, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Isaac and Emma BATZ EDGINGTON. Her marriage was June 29, 1912, in St. Joseph, Mich., to William H. HEETER. He died March 9, 1947. A lifetime rsident of Fulton county, she was a member of the Delong methodist church and the Past Noble Grand of the Leiters Ford Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are two sons, Howard and Norman HEETER, both of Annville, Pa.; four daughters, Mrs. Lois BALDWIN, and Mrs. Ethel FLORA, both of South Bend; Mrs. Gertrude PARKER, Culver, and Mrs. Wilma HOLLOPETER, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle LEININGER, Culver, and Mrs. Ethel POTTER, Pottstown, Pa.; twenty-one grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.

Thursday, May 1, 1969

John Deaton
John "Rex" DEATON, 52, Claypools, died unexpectedly at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday i the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
Born March 5, 1917, near Claypool, he was the son of John L. and Cecil PARKER DEATON. His marriage was June 20, 1937, in Warsaw, to Edith M. McFARREN, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Claypool community, he was an employee of the Kosciusko county highway department 33 years. He was a member of the Clapypol Methodist church, the Masonic lodge at Sidney, and the Claypool Conservation club.
Also surviving are his father and step-mother, Minnie G. [DEATON], R.R. 2, Claypool; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Helen) HORN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Milton (Johnanna) TATTER, Rockford, Ill.; two grandchildren; five brothers, Ivan [DEATON], of Silver Lake; DeVon, Max, and Paul [DEATON], all of Claypool, and Royce [DEATON], South Whitley, and nieces and nephews. His mother and one daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the United Methodist church at Claypool. The Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Milton PERSONS will officiate. Burial will be in the Graceland cemetery at Claypool. Friends may call at the Tucker funeral home in Claypools.

Mary E. Mortimer
Mrs. Mary E. MORTIMER, 77, Syracuse, N.Y., died last Thursday at her residence in New York. She was the sister of the later Herman [CLELAND], of Rocheser.
Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Alfred LARGE, Culver; Mrs. Jack TIPPY, North Manchester, and Mrs. Robert CLEVENGER, Denver, Colo.; four nephews, Lewis [CLELAND], Mishawaka, George [CLELAND], Fulton; Joe [CLELAND], Mason, Mich., and Glen [CLELAND], Rochester.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetry. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Arrangements are in charge of the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Frederick W. Klaar
Akron-Mentone News
Frederick William KLAAR, 77, Palestine, died Tuesday morning at his home after being in failing health for several years.
He was born Nov. 11, 1891 at Defiance, Ohio.
A resident of Palestine for the past 18 years, he was formerly employed at Boyer Mfg. in Winona Lake and had been caretaker at the Palestine cemetery since his retirement. He was a member of the Warsaw Church of God, Masonic Lodge, American Legion and was a veteran of WW I.
He is survived by his wife, the former June NOEL whom he married on June 12, 1920, and one sister, Mrs. Blanche COOPER of Defiance, O. One brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services for Mr. Klaar were conducted this afternoon at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Rev. A. A. DUKE of the Olive Bethel Church of God officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw.

Gertrude E. Pfeiffer
Mrs. Gertrude E. PFEIFFER, 79, Argos, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Born Oct. 15, 1889, at Brookston, she was the daughter of William A. and Anna May WESTFALL OLINGER. Her marriage was Feb. 25, 1912, at Otterbein, to Charles A. PFEIFFER. He preceded her in death. She was a resident of the Argos community 55 years, moving from Otterbein. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, the Walnut Home Economics club, and the Izaak Walton League auxiliary at Argos. Mrs. Pfeiffer was a graduate of the Indianapolis business college.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Frances) MATTIX, Mrs. Raymond (Norma) WARSTLER, and Mrs. Dale (Lois) THOMPSON, all of Argos; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Three daughters and one son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Paul C. LANTIS will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to services.

Carl J. Bennett
Carl J. BENNETT, 61, R.R. 3, Plymouth, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at his residence. Death was due to a heart attack.
A former Rochester resident, he was born May 8, 1907, in Lucerne. His marriage was Sept. 5, 1930, to Rose HOVIS, who survives. He had resided in Plymouth 23 years and was the retired owner and operator of the Bennett Chicken Dinner Restaurant west of Plymouth.
Surviving are one son, LeeRoy BENNETT, Plymouth; one daughter, Mrs. Sam (Louann) CLEMENS, of Argos, and five grandchildren. Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mabel Gillespie
Mrs. Mabel GILLESPIE, 73, Kewanna, died at 8:16 p.m. Thursday in the Chase Manor nursing home in Logansport.
Born July 12, 1895, near Kewanna, she was the daughter of Leroy and Harriet GREEN GARMAN. Her marriage was in June, 1917, to Olvyn TROUTMAN. He died in July, 1937. Her second marriage was to Van Tuyl GILLESPIE, Oct. 22, 1941. He survives. She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Also surviving are two sons, Donald and Robert TROUTMAN, both of R.R. 3, Kewanna; one daughtr, Mrs. Phyllis BUSKIRK, Logansport; two step-sons, Norman GILLESPIE, Deerfield, O., and Arvin [GILLESPIE], of Fort Wayne; one step-daughter, Mrs. Frances McKEE, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Louis DOYLE, Peru, and Mrs. Margery FRYE, Union Lake, Mich.; one brother, Harry GARMAN, Uniontown, O.; nine grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Kewanna Church of Christ. The Rev. Ronald PRILLIMAN 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 noon on Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Cecil Mitchell
Cecil "Pete" MITCHELL, 68, Akron, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient two days and ill 40 years.
Born June 3, 1900, in Medaryville, he was the son of Edward and Rebecca CONLEY MITCHELL.
Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Viola JOHNSON, of Monticallo; Mrs. Edna SMITH, Monon, and Mrs. Mary LONG, Renselaer; two nephews, Clarence GRIFFIN, Delong, and Raymond MITCHELL, of Grass Creek. Five sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Independence church near Medaryville. The Rev. Emanuel BIRKY will officiate. Burial will be in the Independence cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 10 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Saturday, May 3, 1969

Robert L. Chalk
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Robert L. CHALK, 39, 214 Erie street, who died Friday at 11:10 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in poor health since February.
The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born in Miami county Oct. 31, 1929, he was the son of Albert and Gladys WAGONER CHALK. His marriage was Oct. 30, 1965, in Rochester to Wanda MORROW, who survives.
Mr. Chalk was a veteran of the Korean war and was a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, June and Joan [CHALK], and a son, Tom [CHALK], all of Palmdale, Cal.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Patricia PARMAN, and a step-son, Larry MORROW, both of Rochester; five gradchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie CARTWRIGHT, Rochester; Mrs. Wanda MILLER, Peru, and Mrs. Mary Jo WOODS, Rochester; two brothers, Leo [CHALK], Syracuse, and Marvin [CHALK], South Bend.

Monday, May 5, 1969

Ira Earl Louderback
Ira Earl LOUDERBACK, 76, Fulton, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac. He had been in failing health five years.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, he was born June 5, 1892, in Fulton, the son of John and Catherine WILLIAMS LOUDERBACK. His marriage was June 18, 1927, in Rochester, to Grace Van METER, who survives. A retired automobile mechanic, he had operated a garage in Fulton for 40 years.
Also surviving are one son, William LOUDERBACK, Gresham, Ore., and three granddaughters. A son, Robert [LOUDERBACK], and a brother, Hugh [LOUDERBACK], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton. The Rev. Donald MARTIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery at Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jonah S. Recker
Jonah S. RECKER, Section, Ala., died last week in Alabama. He was the father of Sam RECKER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and a brother of Mrs. Frank WESLA, Rochester.

Myron O. Keel
Myron O KEEL, of Chicago, brother of Mrs. Ray GLASS and cousin of Carl KEEL, both of Rochester, died Saturday night in Chicago. He was a past governor of the Berwyn Moose lodge. Final rites will be at 11:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday at the H. Marik Sons funeral home, 6507 West Cermack road, Chicago.

William H. Gray
William H. GRAY, 93, Fulton, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital at Logansport. He had been seriously ill three weeks.
Born Nov. 11, 1875, in Ripley county, he was the son of W. S. and Sarah Jane GRIFFITH GRAY. His marriage was Jan. 3, 1900, to Anna F. NUTT. She died Oct. 21, 1959. A retired farmer, he had lived in the Fulton community since 1904. He was a 60-year member of the Fulton Masonic lodge, a charter member of the Indiana Farm Bureau Co-Op Association and served on the Board of Directors many years. He had been active in 4-H work.
Surviving are one son, Floyd E. GRAY, West Palm Beach, Fla., three daughters, Mrs. Kline D. [Letha} REED, Fulton; Mrs. Oscar (Esther) MILLER, Logansport, and Mrs. Clayson (Florence) BAILEY, R.R. 6, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth GRAY, and Mrs. Nettie DOLBEE, both of Union City, Mich., and Mrs. Edith DOLBEE, Battle Creek, Mich.; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Philip ISGRIGG will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery, where the Fulton Masonic lodge will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

Marjorie Conrad
Mrs. Marjorie CONRAD, 60, R.R. 3, Rochester, deputy county assessor, died at 4 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient one day.
Mrs. Conrad, wife of Fulton county assessor Oren CONRAD, has worked in the assessor's office since 1959.
Born Feb. 28, 1909, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Delbert and Emma JORDON STOCKBERGER. Her marriage was Feb. 20, 1928, in Plymouth. She had been a resident of the Rochester area 30 years. She was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church and served as president of the WSCS of the church.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Bonnie) BURKETT, Bremen, and Mrs. Clyde E. (Helen) BICK, Walkerton; one son, Howard Lee CONRAD, R.R. 3, Rochester; six grandchildren; two brothers, Harold STOCKBERGER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Kenneth STOCKBERGER of Argos; and nieces and nephews. A twin brother preceded in death at the age of seven.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Richland Center United Methodist church. The Revs. Curtis SYLVESTER and Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Samuel S. Foor
Samuel S. FOOR, 82, El Paso, Texas, died at 6 p.m. Friday in an El Paso hospital where he had been a patient 11 days.
A former Macy postmaster for 23 years, he was born March 14, 1887, near Macy. He was the son of Franklin and Mary DOWDS FOOR. His marriage was July 2, 1904, in Macy, to Maude SHOOP, who survives. He moved from Macy to El Paso in 1959. He was a farmer and a registered pharmacist. Mr. Foor was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Postmasters association.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Dorothy) RADER and Evelyn FOOR, both of El Paso; one brother, Orville [FOOR], of Macy; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in El Paso. Burial will be in the Restlawn Memorial cemetery there.

Tuesday, May 6, 1969

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Wednesday, May 7, 1969

Ronald C. Smith
Ronald C. SMITH, 58, Santa Anna, Cal., former Kewanna resident, died in Long Beach, Cal., Monday. Among the survivors is a brother, Maurice B. SMITH, R.R. 2, Kewanna. Burial was in California today.

Francis D. Carlton
Francis D. "Bud" CARLTON, 64, Lagrange, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill four months.
Born Oct. 4, 1904, in Fulton, he was the son of Cyrus B. and Carrie MARTIN CARLTON. During the 1930's he operated a coal business in Rochester. He had resided in Lagrange three years, where he published the Lagrange Farm and Home news. Prior to that time he was a member of the Grace United Methodist church in Rochester and a graduate of the Rochester high school.
Surviving are one son, Peter L. CARLTON, Princeton, N.J.; one granddaugher, Elizabeth Terris CARLTON, Princeton, N.J.; three sisters, Mrs. Carl (Isabelle) KEEL, Rochester; Mrs. L.V.R. (Josephine) LOUDERBACK, Rochester, and Mrs. Jules (Mary) FASTOF, of Willingboro, N.J.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Ethel Wilson
Mrs. Ethel WILSON, 82, Niles, Mich., was pronounced dead on arrival at South Bend Memorial hospital at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday. She had suffered a heart attack enroute from Rochester to South Bend.
Born Feb. 13, 1887, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Martin and Caroline BERRY ARVEN. Her marriage was Jan. 8, 1918, in Rochester, to Harry L. WILSON, who survives. Mrs. Wilson had lived in Niles for 15 years moving from South Bend. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.
Surviving with her husband is one daughter, Mrs. Daniel E. (Olive) CASLOW, Portland, Ore.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Elder L. A. KRANER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 8, 1969

Albert R. Smailes
Albert R. SMAILES, 95, Cincinnati, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday in General hospital at Cincinnati. He ws the uncle of Herbert, Major, and James ZIMMERMAN, Rochester.
Born Dec. 31, 1873, in Coshocton, O., he was the son of Samuel H. and Elizabeth SPAYDE SMAILES. His marriage was Nov. 12, 1910, to Clarabelle ELLIOTT. She died in 1936. Mr. Smailes had resided in Cincinnati 45 years, moving from Rochester. A retired farmer, he was a member of the First Presbyterian church in Rochester.
Also surviving are three nephews, Emerson, ZIMMERMAN, Bakersfield, Cal.; Valentine ZIMMERMAN, Omaha, Neb., and Leo ZIMMERMAN, Chicago.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 9, 1969

Russell W. Ailer
Russell W. AILER, 69, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at noon Thursday while enroute to a hospital in Warsaw.
Born Dec. 18, 1899, at Harrison Center, he was the son of Otis and Florence WALLACE AILER. His marriage was Feb. 26, 1919, at Rochester, to Blanche A. WYNN, who survives. He had resided in the Rochester area four years, moving from Michigan City. He had operated a restaurant at Atwood from 1943 to 1951. He was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Velma) HORN, Mentone; Mrs. Maurice (Thelma) PETERSON, R.R. 2, Rochester; Miss Donna Jo AILER, South Bend, and Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) SWANSON, Atwood; two sisters, Mrs. John (Rethe) ALBER, and Mrs. Frank (Ignota) LEE, both of Rochester; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home at Mentone. The Rev. Herbert EDWARDS will officiate.
Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ruby Churchill
Ruby CHURCHILL, 69, Ann Arbor, Mich., died Monday in a Michigan hospital following an illness of two months. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert SICKS of Silver Lake, and the wife of Ruel CHURCHILL, former Akron resident.
Surviving are one daughter, a son, and 11 grandchildren.
Memorial services were conducted Wednesday at the Meuhlig funeral home in Ann Arbor.

Saturday, May 10, 1969

Ina Norman
Mrs. Glen (Ina) NORMAN, 50, who lived south of Akron on Ind. 19, died this morning at 5:45 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient one week. Rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Cleo A. Tinkey
Last rites will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in the King Memorial Home at Mentone for Mrs. Cleo Alberta TINKEY, 58, R.R. 1, Claypool, who died Friday at 9:25 a.m. in her home after an illness of 7 1/2 weeks.
Mrs. Evan BERGWALL will officiate at services and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Tinkey was born April 15, 1911, at Leesburg, the daughter of Lloyd and Mary JACKSON JONES. Her marriage was April 21, 1928, to Clarence TINKEY, who survives. She was a member of the Burket United Methodist church, the Seward home demonstration club and was past president of the Kosciusko County Home Economics clubs.
Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Lloyd JONES, Elkhart; two sons, Norman [TINKEY], Akron, and Merl [TINKEY], Kent, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Shirley) POLK, Leesburg, and Mrs. Garwin (Peggy) EATON, Burket; thirteen grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vinson ANDERSON, Elkhart, and one brother, Milo JONES, Wadsworth, O.

Ronald C. Smith
Last rites were held in California Wednesday for Ronald C. SMITH, 58, Santa Ana, Cal., former Kewanna resident who died Monday at Long Beach Memorial hospital of brain tumor and cancer.
He was born in West Virginia Jan. 31, 1911, the son of A. M. and Myrtle SPURLOCK SMITH. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are the wife, Corlista [SMITH]; two daughters, Mrs. David SARACOFF, Torrance, Cal., and Mrs. Dan FRIEBERG, Fontana, Cal.; one son, Stephen [SMITH], Kansas; six grandchildren; three brothers, Donald [SMITH] Carson City, Nev.; Calvin [SMITH], Columbus, O., and Maurice [SMITH], R.R. 2, Kewanna; two sisters, Reita SMITH, Whittier, Cal., and Mrs. David ARD, Hinsdale, Ill., and his mother, Mrs. A. M. SMITH, Kewanna, and nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his father and a brother.

Monday, May 12, 1969

Lovey A. Van Meter
Mrs. Lovey Ann Van METER, 82, Metea, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital at Logansport.
Born April 1, 1887, in Cass county, she was the daughter of Daniel and Martha POWELL FIEDLER. Her marriage was April 27, 1910, to George Van METER. He died Aug. 22, 1963. Mrs. Van Meter was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Surviving are five sons, Daniel [Van METER], Fulton; Walter "Bud" [Van METER], of Leiters Ford; Ernest and George [Van METER], both at home, and Donald [Van METER], Cincinnati; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Jane STUDEBAKER, Hammond, and Mrs. Betty ZIMMER, R.R. 2, Royal Center; two brothers, Leonard [FIEDLER], of Seymour, and Charles [FIEDLER], R.R. 2, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Esther MANNING, Rochester; twenty grandchildren; one foster-grandchild; seven great-grandchildren. One daughter; a brother, and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Metea Baptist church. The Rev. Raymond SKELTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Lucerne. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center after 2 p.m. Tesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Israel J. Smith
Israel J. SMITH, 51, South Bend, former Rochestr resident, died at 2 a.m. Saturday at his residence. He had been ill one week.
Born May 28, 1917, in Akron, he was the son of Melvin and Della OVERMYER SMITH. He had resided in South Bend 22 years, moving from Rochester. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW posts, and Eagles and Moose lodges. Mr. Smith was employed by the Drewery's Limited Brewing company 22 years.
Surviving are two brothers, Richard SMITH, South Bend, and Donald SMITH, Logansport, and nieces and one nephew.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. William SIMPSON will officiate. He will be assisted by the Rochester American Legion and VFW posts. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ina Norman
Final rites were this afternoon in the Gilead United Methodist church for Mrs. Glen (Ina) NORMAN, 50, R.R. 2, Macy, who died Saturday morning in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill one week following a coronary attack. The Rev. Norman NIGHTENGALE officiates at the service.
Born Nov. 7, 1918 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Amos and Mary SIMISON HOMAN. She had lived in the Akron-Macy area 30 years. She was married April 9, 1939 to Glen NORMAN, who survives. Mrs. Norman was a member of the Gilead United Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Larry [NORMAN], Rochesrter; a daughter, Mary [NORMAN], at home; two brothers, John [HOMAN], South Whitley, and Carl [HOMAN], Silver Lake, and two sisters, Mrs. Hugh (Vernett) RICKLE, R.R. 5, Warsaw, and Mrs. Thomas (Adleen) SAUSAMAN, Silver Lake.

Tuesday, May 13, 1969

Vera Black
Mrs. Vera BLACK, 67, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 6 p.m. Monday at her residence. Death was due to a heart attack.
Born March 14, 1902, in Akron, she was the daughter of William and Flora NYE ARTER. Her marriage was in 1922 to George BLACK. He survives. A lifetime resident of the Claypool area, she was a member of the Akron Church of God, Eastern Star at Mentone, and a past worthy matron of the Eastern Star.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Brook BLACK, of Anderson, and four grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert Funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, May 14, 1969

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Thursday, May 15, 1969

Walter W. White
Walter W. WHITE, 77, Brookville, Fla., died at the Tampa, Fla. hospital at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday after an extended illness. [He had lived in Florida the past twelve years.]
Born April 3, 1892, in Fulton county, he was the son of Lewis and Minnie COLWELL WHITE. His marriage was May 1, 1918, in Warsaw. A retired auto mechanic, he formerly resided in Plymouth. He was a member of the First United Methodist church in Brookville and the Woodmen's lodge of Akron.
Surviving are his wife, [Bessie WHITE]; three sons, Wilbur [WHITE], Paxton, Ill.; Edward [WHITE], Tampa, Fla. and Howard [WHITE], of Culver; two daughters, Mrs. Win HANSEN, Culver, and Mrs. Lee ANDERS, Plymouth; one brother, Lester WHITE, Rochester; seventeen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. [Andrew and Fletcher WHITE of R.R. 2, Akron, are cousins.]
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Johnson funeral home in Plyouth. The Rev. Garry L. HARTLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Ed Patton
Ed PATTON, 56, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 3 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend following an illness of four years. He had been admitted to the hospital three hours earlier.
Born Aug. 30, 1912, in Martin, Ky., he was the son of Joseph and Arzillia BENTLEY PATTON. His marriage was Jan. 9, 1942, in Paintsville, Ky., to Jossie REFFETT, who survives. He was a resident of the Culver area 11 years, moving from Langley, Ky. He was an employee of the Safway corporation until August last year when he retired because of ill health.
Also surviving are one daughter, Miss Henrietta PATTON, at home; one son, Glen PATTON, also at home; one brother, Glenn [PATTON], Ann Arbor, Mich., and nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Ruby Churchill
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Ruby CHURCHILL, 69, died May 5 at the University of Michigan Hospital at Ann Arbor, Mich., where she resided. Her death followed a 2 1/2 month illness, brought on by an attack of spinal meningitis, suffered in San Francisco.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert SICKS who, when living, were residents of the Silver Lake area. She is survived by her husband, Ruel V. CHURCHILL, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Michigan; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Betty) McMURRAY of Needham, Mass., and a son, Eugene S. CHURCHILL of San Francisco, Calif., and eleven grandchildren; two sisters and a brother, Clarence SICKS, of the Silver Lake area.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Churchill have the distinction of being listed in "Who's Who in America" -- he in "Engineering" and in "American Men of Science" as author of a number of books on "Operational Mathematics" and lecturer. Mrs. Churchill is listed among the distinguished women in the field of "Art and Painters in Water Colors."
Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ralph PRATT, niece Mrs. Paul BOWEN and nephew, Ralph Roland PRATT of Mishawaka and Mrs. Phyllis DAVIS and daughter Debbie of So. Bend attended the memorial service at Ann Arbor on Wednesday.

Jeanettie Krauter
Akron-Mentone News
Funeral services for Mrs. Joe (Jeanettie) KRAUTER, 75, R.R. 2, No. Manchester, were conducted Monday afternoon at So. Whitley.
Mrs. Krauter died Friday morning at the Prairie View Rest Home in Warsaw where she had been a patient since Jan. 14.
The daughter of Simon and Margaret SYMENSMA DARKWOOD, she was born Sept. 11, 1892 at Milford. She married Joe KRAUTER on Jan. 25, 1911 and he survives. A resident of Sidney area most of her married life, she was a charter member of the World War Mothers at Sidney.
Surviving with her husband are six daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Gladys) SALESMAN, So. Whitley, Mrs. Vern (Bernice) EGOLF, Atwood, Mrs. Chas. (Frances) ECKERT, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Clifford (Helen) RING, Silver Lake, Mrs. Charles (Genevieve) MOORE, Akron, and Mrs. Neil (Jean) KUHN, Akro; a son, Joe KRAUTER, Jr., Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Donald ROHRER, Wakarusa; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

Friday, May 16, 1969

[no obits]

Saturday, May 17, 1969

Loyd Zoleman
Loyd ZOLEMAN, 69, Buchanan, Mich., died Friday following an illness of three weeks. He was a former resident of Fulton county.
Final rites will be Monday at 12 p.m. EDT in the Swem funeral home in Buchanan.

John E. Slaybaugh
John E. SLAYBAUGH, 60, 1510 Audubon street, died at 12:25 p.m. Friday in the Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis, where he was admitted May 5. He had been in failing health two years.
Born Nov. 13, 1908 in Momence, Ill., he was the son of John and Beatrice HUNTER SLAYBAUGH. He resided most of his life in the Rochestr area. He was married Dec. 24, 1941 in Rochester to Frances STANSBURY, who survives. He was retired from the carpentry business, having been employed by Max HAWORTH of Rochester. He served in the Army in World War II.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Joe D. [SLAYBAUGH], Wabash, and Richard L. [SLAYBAUGH], with the Army in Vietnam; a grandson, Bret [SLAYBAUGH], of Wabash; three sisters, Mrs. Doris BONNEAU, Mentone; Mrs. Charles (Olive) STANDIFORD, Akron, and Mrs. Howard (Betty) REX, Albion; a brother, Charles [SLAYBAUGH], South Bend, and nieces and nephews. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiatig. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 19, 1969

Mrs. Harold O'Neil
Mrs. Pearl HILAND of Rochester has been called to Pendleton, Ore., because of the death of her daughter, Mrs. Harold O'NEIL, a former Kewanna resident.

Jan Monique Marshall
Final rites were conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Jan Monique MARSHALL, three-month-old daughter of Danny and Betty HANCOCK MARSHALL, Argos, who died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. Elmer GOSS officiated. Burial was in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
She was born Jan. 20, 1969, at Plymouth. She had been ill two days.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.Wilson HANCOCK, Argos; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Phyllis MARSHALL, Gypsy, Ky.; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mae MINNIX, Salyersville, Ky.; the paternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Dora PATRICK, Royalton, Ky., and Prudence SIZEMORE, of Gypsy, Ky.

Loy A. Henderson
Loy A. HENDERSON, 57, Lake Manitou, died unexpectedly at 10:45 a.m. today shortly aftr admittance to Woodlawn hospital. Death was due to a heart attack.
Born Sept. 19, 1911, in Kewanna, he was the son of Nolan and Mabel SENGER HENDERSON. His marriage was Dec. 25, 1938, in Wabash, to Marcelle SCHLEMMER, who survives. He had resided at Lake Manitou since 1956, moving from Fort Wayne. Mr. Henderson was a sales representative for the Wayne-Howe company in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in South Bend, Maumee lodge F&AM in Fort Wayne, Mizpah Temple, Fort Wayne, Manitou Shrine, Rochester Elks lodge, and the South Bend Sunnyside Presbyterian church.
Surviving with his wife are two sisters, Mrs. Everite (Evelyn) TRULOCK, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. W. Earle (Thelma) HENDERSON, of Auburn, and nieces and nephews.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to the Macomb funeral home in Fort Wayne where final rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Philbrook will officiate. Burial will be in a Fort Wayne cemetery, where the Masonic lodge will conduct graveside services. Friends may call at the Macomb funeral home Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m.

Edith Hay
Mexico, Ind. - Arson is suspected in a fire that resulted in the death of Mrs. Edith HAY, 75, a native of Leiters Ford.
Mrs. Hay died Saturday after falling down a stairway fleeing a fire in her home here. A daughter, Mrs. Ella MORRISON, was severely burned.
Two daughters were in the home at the time of the fire. Mrs. Morrison, who was asleep in an upstairs bedroom, suffered burns on her back and arms. She was taken to Dukes hospital in Peru and later transferred to Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis.
The other daughter, Miss Audray HAY, 54, who was asleep in a rear downstairs bedroom, was treated fo shock.
Mrs. Hay died in the home of her next-door neighbor, Fire Chief Frank PEGG.
Pegg said Mrs. Hay was awakened by the blaze, which started in the upstairs closet. She rushed to the second floor to invesrigate. As she ran back down the stairs, she fall, but managed to get up and awaken her daughter, Audray. Mrs. Hay and Audray ran to Pegg's home for help.
Willard CLARK of Lake Manitou, with the state fire marshal's office, joined state and Miami county officials in the investigation. Clark said he was "positive" that the fire was not accidental.
Officials said the fire started among papers in the upstairs closet below some clothing.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

George W. Cowen
George W. COWEN, 90, former resident of the Argos and Culver communities, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Healthwynn hospital at South Bend. He had been ill two months.
Born Feb. 14, 1879, in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Elizabeth SULTZ COWEN. His marriage was Nov. 30, 1899, to Pearl HOUGHTON. She died in 1956. Mr. Cowen, a retired farmer and state highway employee, spent his winters in Florida. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge 373.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W. D. (Marie) ADDISON, South Bend; one son, Clifford COWEN, Birch Lake, Mich.; four grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and one brother, Frank [COWEN], of Argos.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Poplar Grove United Methodist church. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services. The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 20, 1969

[no obits]

Wednesday, May 21, 1969

Reid Erdmann
Reid ERDMANN, who owned and operated drug stores in Rochester before moving to Franklin in the 1950s, died Tuesday evening at work in the Henderson drug store at Franklin. He suffered a heart attack.
Mr. Erdmann owned Henderson Drugs with James and Denny WERTZBERGER, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Howard WERTZBERGER of Rochester.
Mr. Erdmann first owned a drug store in Rochester where the Miller and Mitchell insurance agency is at 616 Main street. Later he was co-owner [with Gene COPLEN], of the Coplen-Erdmann drug store where the Lords store is on the southwest corner of Eighth and Main streets. Still later, he and David SHAFER owned the Erdmann-Shafer drug store at the same location.
Also at one time, Mr. Erdmann owned and operated the Kentucky Stock Farm on the Whippoorwill road west of U.S. 31 and north of Rochester.
Among the survivors are the wife, Marie [ERDMANN], and five children.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Lutheran church at Reynolds.

Thursday, May 22, 1969

Mona C. Kercher
Mrs. Mona C. KERCHER, 86, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday in a Waukegan, Ill., hospital.
Born Jan. 20, 1882, in Miami county, she was the daughter of George and Laura BAYLIFF DRAKE. Her marriage was to Roy KERCHER. He died in 1962.
Surviving are one son, Wilbur [KERCHER], Ingleside, Ill., three grandchildren; six great-grancchildren; one sister, Mrs. Maude CLINGAMAN, of Roann. One daughter preceded in death.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Akron cemetery. The Rev. J. E. THOMASON will officiate. Final arrangements are in charge of the Haupert Funeral home in Akron.

Sherman O. Nordman
Akron-Mentone News
Sherman O. NORDMAN, 72, North Manchester, died Monday at the Wabash County hospital.
He is survived by his wife, the former Hannah FERDINAND; six sons, Raymond, Donald, Bill, Merritt, Jack and Jerry NORDMAN, all of North Manchester; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Lois) CRILL of Akron, Miss Dorothy NORDMAN, at home; three brothers and three sisters; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A son, a sister and two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at North Manchester, and burial was at Laketon.

Jesse Lynch
Akron-Mentone News
Jesse LYNCH, 76, R.R. 2, Silver Lake, died early Tuesday morning at Murphy Medical Center after suffering a heart attack one hour earlier.
Mr. Lynch was born near Akron Sept. 16, 1892. A retired farmer and auctioneer, he had lived in the Silver Lake community most of his life.
Surviving are his wife, Doris [LYNCH]; three daughters, Mrs. Roy (Artella) BECHTELHEIMER and Mrs. Richard (Nanc y) KERLIN, both of Silver Lake, and Mrs. Bud (Helen) NEWHOUSE, Springfield, Ill.; three sons, Rex [LYNCH], R.R. Claypool, Charles [LYNCH], Silver Lake, and Harold [LYNCH], Warsaw, and sixteen grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Dickerson Funeral Home in Silver Lake and burial was at So. Pleasant.

Friday, May 23, 1969

Harold D. Romig
Harold Dan ROMIG, 58, New Orleans, La., died Thursday at his residence in New Orleans. A native of Argos, he had resided the past 20 years in Louisiana.
Born Feb. 28, 1911, at South Bend, he was the son of Jonas M. and Emma JONES ROMIG. A veteran of World War II, he was employed as chef on the Santa Fe railroad.
Surviving are his father, Jonas M. ROMIG and one brother, Carl [ROMIG], of Argos, and nieces and nephews.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Saturday, May 24, 1969

Harold D. Romig
Service for Harold Dan ROMIG, 58, a native of Argos who died at his home in New Orleasns, La., Thursday morning, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetry by the Argos American Legion post.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Glen O. Marsh
Glen O. MARSH, 55, former Lake Manitou resident, died of a heart attack Friday morning at his home in Bluffton. He had been ill two years.
Marsh retired May 1 after operating a Ford agency in Bluffton 35 years. He and his family formerly spent the summer on the east shore of Manitou.
Surviving are the wife, Virginia; three children, Jack [MARSH], South Whitley; Glen "Sonny" [MARSH] and Linda [MARSH], both at Indiana university; three sisters; one brother; four step-daughters; one grandchild, and his father-in-law, Floyd "Jack" MATTICE of Rochester.
Last rites will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Thoma funeral home in Bluffton.

Monday, May 26, 1969

John Sturn
John STURN, 70, Elwood, died at 6 a.m. Sunday in Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. A summer resident of Lake Manitou, he is the nephew of Mrs. Pauline WILLMAN, Rochester and brother-in-law of Mrs. Mary Jane NARD, Lake Manitou.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth [STURN], and one son, Jack [STURN], of Indianapolis.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Broadripple Flanner-Buchanan funeral home in Indianapolis. Burial will be in Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home.

S. Myrtle Carpenter
Mrs. S. Myrtle CARPENTER, 74, South Bend, mother of Wilmer H. CARPENTER, former Rochester resident, died Saturday morning in Mishawaka.
Surviving with the son are her husband, Frank [CARPENTER], one grandson, and two sisters.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Welcheimer funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 27, 1969

Irene Faye Oler
Miss Irene Faye OLER, 68, former Argos resident, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth. She had resided the past ten years at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank BRIGGS, of Bremen.
Born May 13, 1901, in the Bethel community, northeast of Argos, she was the daughter of Charles and Eva METHENY OLER. She lived in the Argos community most of her life and was a member of the United Methodist church at Argos.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Dolly MARTIN, Indianapolis; Mrs. Edna SICKMILLER, Argos, and Mrs. Jennie BIGGS, Bremen. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 noon on Wednesay.

Wednesday, May 28, 1969

Clara Kuhn
Mrs. Clara KUHN, 85, South Bend, died Tuesday in the Osteopathic hospital in South Bend. A former Akron resident, she had been ill one year and a patient three weeks.
Born June 9, 1883, in Grant county, she was the daughter of George W. and Mary GINN JONES. Her marriage was June 6, 1906, at Upland, to Arthur J. KUHN. He died in 1954. Mrs. Kuhn had resided in South Bend 12 years, moving from Akron. She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Mildred KUHN, South Bend; one son, George W. [KUHN], of Granger; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Akron United 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. Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Thursday, May 29, 1969

[no obits]

Friday, May 30, 1969

[no paper - holiday]

Saturday, May 31, 1969

Ethel Endres
Mrs. Lee (Ethel JENKINS) ENDRES, Rushville, died Thursday night in a Rushville nursing home following a lengthy illness. She was born and reared in Peru. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Barr (Harriett Lee) MONTGOMERY, R.R. 6, Rushville; four sisters; a brother; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Montgomery's husband was born and reared in Rochester. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Wyatt-Moore-Milan funeral home in Rushville. Burial will be in Rushville.

Wallace Felty
Wallace FELTY, 37, a former resident of Fulton, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Friday evening in Troy, O., where he resided. He is survived by his wife, mother, brother and sisters. Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hamilton funeral home at Hoopston, Ill. Burial will be in Hoopston.

Ethus E. Burton
Ethus W. BURTON, 48, Akron, an Akron high school teacher for three years, died unexpectedly at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following a coronary attack. He moved to Akron from Kentland.
Born in Nancy, Ky., May 6, 1921, he was the son of Walter BURTON and the former Bertie BURTON. He was married in May, 1946 to Lucille GIRDLER, who survives. He was a member of the Kentland Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Darlene) CRIPE, Akron, and Delores [BURTON], at home; two sons, Danny and Douglas [BURTON], at home; one grandchild, and five brothers, Arthur [BURTON], of Hoopston, Ill.; Herschel [BURTON], of Monticello, Ill.; Warren [BURTON], of Clinton, Ill.; Jasper [BURTON], of Nancy, Ky., and Vernon [BURTON], of Heyworth, Ill. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Akron United Methodist church with the Revs. Hansford SMITH and Dan BENGSTON officiating. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Sunday.
After services in Akron, the body will be removed to Somerset, Ky. Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Okalona Baptist church in Nancy, Ky., and burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Nancy.

Monday, June 2, 1969

Roy Omer Campbell
Roy Omer CAMPBELL, 63, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital.
Born Oct. 4, 1905, in Cass county, he was the son of James H. and Leota ARMELL TAYLOR CAMPBELL.
Surviving are his wife, Edna [CAMPBELL]; four sons, Richard [CAMPBELL], of California; John [CAMPBELL], Coos Bay, Ore; Robert [CAMPBELL], of California, and Thomas [CAMPBELL], Mount Prospect, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita THOMAS, Coos Bay, Ore; Mrs. Mary MUNYON, Glendale, Ore., and Mrs. Jean Ann SMITH, Albany; three sisters, Mrs. Lela TIMMONS, Kokomo; Mrs. Cardia TOWNSEND, Logansport, and Mrs. Bessie McNALLY, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three brothers, Floyd, [CAMPBELL], Logansport; Glenn and Charles [CAMPBELL], both of Hawkins, Wis.; eighteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetry at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, June 3, 1969

Mabel C. Rouch
Mrs. Mabel C. ROUCH, 76, 329 West Ninth street, died at her home Monday afternoon. She had been in failing health the past year. She was working in her lawn when she died and was found by a neighbor.
Mrs. Rouch was the widow of S. Earl ROUCH, former longtime superintendent of Fulton county schools.
She was born March 31, 1893 in Fulton to Vachel and Clara NELLANS POWNALL. She had resided in Rochester since 1933, moving here from Akron. She was married Nov. 28, 1920 to S. Earl ROUCH, who died last April 18, Mrs. Rouch attended the Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Vernon (Ruth) ROUCH, South Bend; nieces and nephews. A brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

Wednesday, June 4, 1969

Edgar Walling
Edgar "Ned" WALLING, 71, Keyport, N.J., died at 6:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Saturday when he became ill while enroute to Indianapolis.
A retired sales representative, he was born Nov. 15, 1897, in Keyport, New Jesey.
Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Olive B. SIEMS, of Reno, Nevada.
Mr. Walling will be taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Harvey Bettle funeral home in Keyport, N.J., where final rites will be conducted. Burial will be Saturday in the Green Grove cemetery in Keyport.

Thursday, June 5, 1969

Ralph Pratt
Ralph PRATT, 67, Akron, died at noon today in the Goshen hospital where he had been a patient 10 days. Final arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Friday, June 6, 1969

Clifford Wilson
Clifford WILSON, 60, New Castle, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital at New Castle. He had been ill one months.
Born May 4, 1909, he was the son of John and Kathryn McCAY WILSON. He had resided in New Castle two years, moving from the Rochester and Kewanna areas. He attended the South Side Church of the Nazarene in New Castle.
Surviving are two sons, Albert [WILSON], of South Bend, and Robert [WILSON], Anderson; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Joan) HILL, Rushville, and ten grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Couden funeral home in New Castle. The Rev. Wesley DELK will officiate. Burial will be in the South Mount cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Ralph Pratt
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Ralph PRATT, 67, R.R. 1, Akron, who died Thursday in General hospital at Goshen. [Death was due to complications following an illness of four and one-half years]. The Rev. Timothy RAGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Omega church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A farmer, he was born Sept. 25, 1901, in Fulton county, the son of J.W. and Nettie MILLER PRATT. His marriage was Oct. 28, 1921, at Rochester, to Beulah CHURCHILL, who survives. He was a member of the Omega church at Akron. Mr. Pratt had resided in Irish Hill, Mich. 35 years prior to moving to Akron.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Gloria) BOWEN, Akron; one son, Ralph R. PRATT, Mishawaka; seven grandchildren, and one brother, E. L. PRATT, Sun City, Cal. One brother preceded in death.

Olga K. Lemert
Last rites were held today for Mrs. Olga K. LEMERT, 66, R.R. 1, Walkerton, who died Wednesday at 3:30 a.m. after an illness of seven months. She was the wife of Orra LEMERT, who for 15 years was pastor of the Tiosa Brethren church and a teacher at Richland Center school.
The Van Gilder funeral home at Plymouth was in charge of services, and burial was in the Center cemetery, Polk township.
Born March 28, 1903, Mrs. Lemert was the daughter of Dan and Edna COLLIER KEBERT and had resided in the Tyner community and for the last 20 years in Englewood, Fla. She was married May 11, 1941.
Surviving are four step-children, Mrs. Oliver MANDEVILLE, South Bend; Mrs. Richard RUFF, Walkerton; Mrs. Carl BERGSTROM, Grovertown, and Orra LEMERT, North Liberty, and one brother, Ted. KEBERT, Ontario, Cal.

Stella Van Lue
Mrs. Stella Van LUE, 78, Akron, died at 7 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one week.
Born March 13, 1891, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of James and Mahalia COOK BURNS. She had resided in the Akron area most of her life. She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Forest (Helen) YOUNG, of Rochester, and Mrs. Richard L. (Nellie) SCOTT, Elkhart; two sons, Virgil [Van LUE), of Kokomo, and Richard [Van LUE], of Hammond; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Garrett GINN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and one brother, Jesse BURNS, Athens.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Dan BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 7, 1969

Mrs. Elvie Hovarter
Mrs. Elvie HOVARTER, 28, Lapaz, died about 8 p.m. Friday following a traffic accident on U.S. 31 north of Lakeville about 4 p.m. Friday.
She was a sister of Mrs. Ronald DICKSON of Lakeville, formerly of Rochester. Ronald Dickson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman DICKSON of Rochester.

Monday, June 9, 1969

Jorgen M. Christiansen
Jorgen M. CHRISTIANSEN, who won international fame as a circus animal trainer, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning at his home at 1121 Washington street. He was 84 years old.
Cause of death was not determined immediately, but is believed to have been either from a coronary attack or a stroke. Mr. Christiansen had been in good health and just three weeks ago had visited the Circus Museaum at Baraboo, Wis., where he was a special guest at the Museum's anniversary celebration.
A member of the Circus Hall of Fame at Sarasota, Fla., Mr. Christiansen retired in 1957 after a 53-year career on the sawdust circuit in three continents.
Considered one of the premier horse trainers of recorded circus history, Mr. Christiansen first came to Rochester in 1937 to join the Cole Brothers Circus that then was winter-quartered here. It was at this time he developed his famous horse act consisting of 24 Palominos. No one has duplicated it since.
Born in Helsingor, Denmark, Mr. Christiansen began his circus career in 1904 at the age of 20, with Circus Helvetia in Denmark. He soon began training horses and was so successful that he became one of the outstanding horses trainers in Europe. During the Russian Revolution of 1917, the circus with which he was traveling was cut off from western Europe by the fighting and he had to follow a dangerous, circuitous route to regain safety.
He was brought to America in 1923 by Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and for four years was the top attraction of the "Greatest Show on Earth," operating the country's first 24-horse Liberty Act from the center ring.
For the 1927 season he invented a carousel act that hasn't yet been copied. It included 79 animals, including zebras, camels, 39 horses and 29 ponies.
Noted for his kindness to the animals he trained, Mr. Christiansen performed with eight circus troupes in his long career and trained many breeds of animals with great success. Among others best remembered were he famous eight Creamoline stallions and 10 Argentina Criollo horses, and a "Storybook Review" which included Palomino, pony, donkey, goat, collie and elkhound. The latter was his final act, which he sold to Cristiani circus upon his retirement in 1957 at the age of 73.
Mr. Christiansen's Hall of Fame citation noted that "the great originality and beauty that characterized his presentation, plus the superb showmanship and personality of the man himself, has raised Jorgen Christiansen to the top rank of horse trainers of the Twentieth Century."
He and his wife, the former Edna HOFFMAN CURTIS, lived in Fulton before moving to this city in 1966. Mrs. Christiansen also is a Circus Hall of Fame member and her election in January of this year marked the first time a married couple had been so honored. Mrs. Christiansen was an outstanding horsewoman and circus promoter during a 47-year career.
Mr. Christiansen was born Dec. 26, 1884. His first wife, Anna [CHRISTIANSEN], died Aug. 12, 1953, and his second marriage was Jan. 6, 1957. He was a member of St. John Lutheran church, Lions club, Elks lodge, Fulton Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite and Shrine. He was honored with the key to the city from Mayor Harrison HALTERMAN upon moving to Rochester.
The only survivor, besides the wife, is a brother in Denmark.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton citizen's cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here from 5 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.
Mrs. Jorgen CHRISTIANSEN, Rochester, whose husband died unexpectedly at his home Sunday morning, fell at the home this morning and sustained a hip injury. She was taken to Woodlawn hospital by ambulance.
[NOTE: See: Wendell C. and John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK: Christiansen, Jorgen. Also See (ibid): Cole Bros. Clyde Beatty Circus.]

Michael Hines
Final rites were conducted at 11 a.m. today in St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna for Michael HINES, 85, Kewanna, who died at 10:20 a.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. The Rev. Thomas FOX officiated and burial was in St. Ann's cemetery.
A retired farmer, he was born April 20, 1884. His marriage was Feb. 12, 1919, to Ella COSTELLO, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael HINES, Jr., Las Vegas, Nev., and Dr. James HINES, Chicago; eight grandchildren and one sister.

Tuesday, June 10, 1969

Nellie M. Quivey
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Nellie May QUIVEY, 84, R.R. 4, Plymouth, who died Monday at 7:50 a.m. in Clifton Springs, N.Y. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Oct. 4, 1884, in Green township, she was the daughter of Wesley and Rose PRICE IRWIN. Her marriage was April 4, 1904, in Richland Center to Clarence QUIVEY. He died June 19, 1967. Mrs. Quivey had resided in the Plymouth area 57 years, moving from Fulton county. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Argos and a charter member of the Rutland Community Center.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William (Mary Alice) LANNON, Clifton Springs, N.Y.; five sons, Albert [QUIVEY], Lowell; Ronald [QUIVEY], Culver; Virgil and Hugh [QUIVEY], both of Plymouth; Glen [QUIVEY], Paoli; twelve grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Arlie (Ila) JONES, Mrs. Nova WARNER, and Mrs. Donald (Cristol) FISHBURN, all of Argos, and one brother, Francis IRWIN, of Argos. One daughter preceded in death.

Wednesday, June 11, 1969

[no obits]

Thursday, June 12, 1969

Terry A. Sivits
Terry A. SIVITS, new-born son of Glenn and Virginia McCLAIN SIVITS, 529 West Sixth street, died at 9:35 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Tracy and Todd [SIVITS]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley McCLAIN, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Von SIVITS, Peru; the paternal great-grandfather, Cyril FINK, of Huntington. One brother preceded in death.
Graveside services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Citizen's cemetery. The Rev. Donald MILLER will officiate.

Roy Mellott
Akron-Mentone News
Roy MELLOTT, 84, R.R. 1, Etna Green, died Wednesday at his home of complications following a two year's illness.
The son of Salathial and Mary FAWLEY MELLOTT and a lifetime resident of the Etna Green area, he was born Oct. 9, 1884. A retired farmer, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Lula Grace SHAW.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edward G. (Mary) AKER, Mrs. Eugene (Donna B.) KINCH, both of Warsaw, Mrs. Russell (Ruth) FRETZ, Bourbon; three sons, Harley "Hod" MELLOTT, Etna Green, Glen and Fred [MELLOTT], both of Bourbon; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren. A daughter, two sisters ad a brother preceded him in death.

Nellie Sprague
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Nellie SPRAGUE of Mason, Mich., mother of Mrs. O. L. McFADDEN, Mentone, died June 4th of a heart attack.
Funeral serviceds were held Friday at Mason.

Friday, June 13, 1969

James L. Werner
James Lloyd WERNER, 69, Fulton, died at 10 a.m. toda at his residence. He had been ill seven years.
Born March 23, 1900, near Rochester, he was the son of James Martin and Anna KRATHWOHL WERNER. His marriage was Nov. 23, 1928, in Rochestr, to Edna Marie STANLEY, who survives. A retired foundry worker, he had resided in Fulton five years, moving from Peru.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Warren (Pearl) ACKENHUSEN, and Mrs. Russell (Gertrude) OVERMYER, both of Mishawaka. Four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. George HAPNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Dorothy Smith
Final rites for Mrs. Roy (Dorothy) SMITH, 64, R.R. 1, Akron, who died at 9 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital aftr a lengthy illness, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Silver Creek Church of God.
The Rev. Jim MARTIN will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.
Born Nov. 1, 1904 in Marion, she was the daughter of William W. and Lillian LANGSTON STOKES. She had resided in Akron 40 years. She was married in 1928 to Roy SMITH. Mrs. Smith attended the Silver Creek Church of God and was a member of the church mission circle.
Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Bob (Laura) TUCKER, Jefferson, Ia.; Mrs. Lee (Florence) MURPHY, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Donald (Margaret) SWICK, R.R. 1, Claypool; twelve grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Allen WHITLOCK, Vancouver, British Columbia; three brothers, Willard STOKES, Mishawaka; James STOKES, San Antonio, Texas, and Fred STOKES, Henderson, Texas, and the step-mother, Mrs. Con SINGPIEL, Argos.

Saturday, June 14, 1969

Ora O. Melling
Ora O. MELLING, father-in-law of Dick ELLER of Lake Manitou, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday in Wells county hospital, Bluffton. A resdent of Liberty City, Mr. Melling was 75 years of age.

Monday, June 16, 1969

Ora O. Melling
Funeral services for Ora O. MELLING, father-in-law of Dick ELLER of Lake Manitou, were conducted this afternoon at the Liberty Center Methodist church and burial was in the Liberty Center cemetery. Mr. Melling, 75, was a contractor and had done work in the Rochester area. He died at 9:15 p.m. Friday at Bluffton.

Edith Gerrick
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru for Mrs. Edith GERRICK, 65, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Friday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Joseph LAMPTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Feb. 6, 1904, in White county, she was the daugher of Valentine and Amanda ORDERS EASTERDAY. Her marriage was in 1926, to Earl GERRICK, who survives. She was a resident of the Macy area seven years, moving from Peru. She was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Betty DRUDGE, Indianapolis; Mrs. Raymond STARR, Lincoln, Neb., and Mrs. Steve CORRELL, R.R. 1, Macy; three sisters, Mrs. Lee MOYER, Silver Lake; Mrs. Harry KINLEY, Marion, and Mrs. Glen RAMER, Marion, and seven grandchildren.

Tuesday, June 17, 1969

Lloyd O. Fish
Lloyd O. FISH, 55, former Argos resident, died unexpectedly Monday at his home in Charlotte, Mich., following a heart seizure. He had been in failing health seven years.
Born in Argos March 27, 1914, he had lived in Charlotte six years, moving there from Tekonsha, Mich. He attended school in Argos. He was the son of Otis and May LAYMAN FISH. For several years, he was employed by the Shearer and Gillette Manufacturing corporation of Marshall, Mich.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Darwin (Phyllis) FEAR, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Allen (Mary) KIZER, Lapaz; two sons, Leonard and Donald [FISH], both of Plymouth; eleven grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Fred (Ethel) BERGER, Argos, and three brothers, Clifford [FISH], of Lakeville; Chester and Dale [FISH], both of Rochester. A sister, Vivian ANDRESS, preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Elder Walter D. MANGUN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Mary Elizabeth Cook
Mrs. Dale (Mary Elizabeth) COOK, 67, R.R. 5, Warsaw, a native of Rochester, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She had been ill one year. She resided east of Mentone. A graduate of Rochester high school and Indiana university, Mrs. Cook formerly taught school in Fulton county.
Born June 5, 1902 to George W. and Minnie BLACKETOR KROM, Sr., she moved to the Mentone area from Rochester 15 years ago. She was married to Dale COOK in Angola in 1951. A member of the Rochester First Christian church, she attended the Mentone United Methodist church. She also was a member of the Mentone Eastern Star, DAR and WSCS.
Rurviving with the husband are a son, Gordon K. ALLEWELT, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Ernest BRYANT, Rochester; and two brothers, George KROM, Jr., Rochester and A.B. KROM, LaJolla, Cal.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King memorial home at Mentons with the Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 18, 1969

Estella M. Batz
Estella M. (HAWK) BATZ, 78, Downers Grove, Ill., died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hinsdale hospital at Hinsdale, Ill. She had been ill seven months. She was the sister of Edward HAWK of Rochester.
Born Feb. 18, 1891, at Culver, she was the daughter of Franklin and Eldora KINSEY HAWK. Her marriage was April 11, 1914, at Culver, to Gano W. BATZ. He died Aug. 20, 1958. She had been a resident of the Fulton and Marshall county areas many years.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary WINDSTEN and Miss Florence BATZ, both of Downers Grove, Ill.; one son, John BATZ, South Bend; and one half-brother, Arnie HORNER, of San Diego.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver. The Rev. Elsworth ROUTSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery near Talma. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Ralph R. Hoffman
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Dobbins funeral home in Huntington for Ralph R. HOFFMAN, 75, Glendale, Cal., who died Friday in Glendale following an illness of one week. The Rev. David ROWAND will officiate. Burial will be in the Pilgrims Rest cemetery at Huntington. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born April 12, 1894, in Akron, he was the son of Charles and Carrie KAPP HOFFMAN. His marriage was to Mary METRES, who survives. A retired railroad employee, he had resided in California three years, moving from Huntington. He was a member of the Moose lodge at Huntington.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen PARRETT, Wabash; Mrs. Maxine DOMER, Morristown, N.J.; one son, DeWayne HOFFMAN, Wabash; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three step-children, and step-grandchildren.

Cecil H. Buck
Cecil H. BUCK, 62, Peru, died at 8 p.m. Monday in the Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis. He had been ill one year.
Born July 16, 1906, at Perrysburg, he was the son of Lemul and Maxie GAMBLE BUCK. His marriage was to Cecelia KERSCHNER. She died in 1963. He was a member of the Presbyterian church in Perrysburg.
Surviving are two brothers, Robert [BUCK], of Gas City, and Marion [BUCK], R.R. 3, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Helen YOUNG, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Eikenberry-Murray funeral home in Peru. The Rev. John FINER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Deedsville. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Fern Billerback
Mrs. Fern BILLERBACK, 69, Winamac, died at 9 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac. She had been ill four years.
Born April 27, 1900, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Harvey and Mary GREER HUFF. Her marriage was Nov. 20, 1922, in Valparaiso to Herman BILLERBACK, who survives. She was a member of the United Methodist church in Winamac, the WSCS, Eastern Star, Mother's club, and the Monroe Home Demonstration club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Arlene SCOTT, R.R. 2, Kewanna; a son, Herbert BILLERBACK, Bloomington; four grandchildren; the step-father, Edward MALLOTT, Syracuse.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fry-Lange funeral home in Winamac. The Rev. Louis REYNOLDS will officiate. Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr noon on Thursday.

Thursday, June 19, 1969

Mary E. Cook
Among the survivors not listed in the death of Mrs. Dale (Mary Elizabeth) COOK, R.R. 5, Warsaw, were a step-daughter, Mrs. Clark (Wilma) PHILLIPS, Argos; one granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cook died Monday in Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.

Edith Johnson
Mrs. Edith JOHNSON, 75, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 12:20 a.m. today at her residence of a heart attack.
Born April 25, 1894, in Wabadsh county, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary ECKELBARGER FISHER. Her marriage was in 1919 to Scott JOHNSON, who survives. She had resided in the Akron area 10 years, moving from Peru. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Athens United Methodist church, the Rebekah lodge at Peru, and the Omega club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) BRANT, Kokomo; four grandchildren; four brothers, George FISHER, Mexico; Floyd [FISHER], Peru; Theodore [FISHER], Shelbyville, and Tell FISHER, of Lagro; two sisters, Mrs. Lyman (Lavonne) EVANS, Wenatchee, Wash., and Mrs. Harold (Rhoda) CUNNINGHAM, Marion. Two daughters preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Athens United Methodist church. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron Friday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Friday, June 20, 1969

Ermal C. Smith
Ermal C. SMITH, 70, South Bend, former Fulton county resident, died at noon today at Woodlawn hospital. Funeral services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, June 21, 1969

Ermal C. Smith
Final rites for Ermal C. SMITH, 70, South Bend, a former Rochester resident who died at 11:05 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Vernon A. LALLEMENT will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.
Ill about four years, Mr. Smith had been a patient at the Rochester nursing home since last February.
He was born Dec. 10, 1898 in Marion to Albert and Carrie LAMBORN SMITH. He was married in Wasseon, O., June 26, 1937 to Myrtle HAWKINS, who lsurvives. A retired electrician, Mr. Smith was a member of the Bruce Lake United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Gayle WHITMER, Elkhart; a son, Tom [SMITH], with the U.S. Navy; two granddaughters, and a niece.

Monday, June 23, 1969

Maxine L. Kinley
Mrs. Maxine Louise KINLEY, 45, R.R. 1, Denver, died at 3:39 p.m. Sunday in Wabash county hospital at Wabash.
A former Rochester resident, she was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Macy, the daughter of Ralph and Emma KUHN WALTERS. Her marriage was April 5, 1942, in Denver, to Doyle E. KINLEY, who survives. She had resided in the Denver area 12 years, moving from Rochester. She was a member of the United methodist church in Deedsville.
Also surviving are one son, Perry [KINLEY], and a daughter, Pamela Joann [KINLEY], both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth YOUNT, Mingo Junction, O.; Mrs. Helen BENEDICT, Denver, and Mrs. Thelma WARLICK, Elkhart; three brothers, Lester WALTERS, Wabash; Harold [WALTERS], of Penneville, and Robert [WALTERS], Poneto, Ind.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the United Methodist church in Deedsville. The Revs. George HAPNER and David FRAIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery at Denver. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Fred Brugh
Fred BRUGH, 74, Leiters Ford, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph hospital in South Bend. He had been ill two months.
Born Jan. 13, 1895, in Leiters Ford, he was the son of Elmer and Kathryn MURPHY BRUGH. His marriage was to Gladys COOK, who survives. Mr. Brugh lived in the Leiters Ford area his entire life and was a barber 33 years. He at one time owned and operated a hardware store there.
Also surviving are two sons, Eugene [BRUGH], at home, and Donovan [BRUGH], of Fort Myers, Fla.; two grandchildren, Major Larry D. BRUGH, Annapolis, Md., and Mrs. Ann SPEARS, Greensboro, N.C., and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Myrtle G. Benedict
Mrs. Myrtle G. BENEDICT, 80, former Mexico resident, died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday in the Wabash county hospital at Wabash. She had been ill two months.
Born Aug. 29, 1888, in Cass county, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary Ann JOHNSON McHENRY. Her marriage was in 1906, to Isaac Lake BENEDICT. He died in 1960. Mrs. Benedict had been a resident of Miami county 39 years, moving from Cass county.
Surviving are two sons, Lloyd BENEDICT, Denver, and Donald BENEDICT, of Marion; two daughters, Mrs. Walter LOSHER, R.R. 1, Denver, and Mrs. Isaac FISHER, R.R. 2, Peru; ten grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru. The Rev. Oakley MASTEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral homa.

Tuesday, June 24, 1969

Harold L. Eaton
Harold L. EATON, 58, R.R. 1, Mentone, died unexpectedly at 3:15 p.m. Monday at his residence of a heart attack.
Born Aug. 16, 1910, in the Mentone area, he was the son of Noah and Mary SMITH EATON. His marriage was Dec. 7, 1934, to Lula SANDS, who survives. A farmer, he had lived most of his life in the Mentone area.
Also ssurviving are one son, James [EATON], at home; two brothers, Marshall [EATON], BaBasso, Fla., and Charles [EATON], R.R. 1, Mentone.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Cora E. Randell
Mrs. Cora Ellen RANDELL, 85, 1229 Madison street, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient three weeks.
Born April 26, 1884, in Argos, she was the daughter of Alonzo and Mary Rose FAIRBANKS WELCH. She had resided in Rochester 16 years and ws a member of the First Christian church here.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bertha I. DITTMER, Rochester, and Bonnie E. WERNTZ, South Bend; three grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. One son, Frank MILLER, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 25, 1969

Gilberta E. Smiley
Mrs. Gilberta E. SMILEY, 80, Argos, died unexpectedly at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She suffered a severe cerebral stroke about 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Born March 22, 1889 in Reedsburg, Wis., she was the daughter of Louis L. and Bertha O. SPICER MAXHAM. She had lived in the Argos community for 30 years, moving there from Ladysmith, Wis. She was married to William Douglas SMILEY June 22, 1909 in Ladysmith. He survives. Last Sunday, they observed their 60th wedding anniversary.
She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, the Plus-Ultra class of the church, the WSCS of the church, the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid, the Izzak Walton League Auxiliary of Argos and the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Edna) LELAND, Howell, Mich., and Miss Harriett SMILEY, Milwaukee, Wis.; a son, Hugh M. SMILEY, Plymouth; nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Robert E. HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. today.

Thursday, June 26, 1969

Daniel Earl Karn
Daniel Eark KARN, 79, died at Jackson, Mich., June 21, after suffering a massive stroke. He will be remembered by older citizens here as a graduate of Rochester high school in 1909 and of Purdue university four years later with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a prominent bsiness man in Jackson and a civic and political leader in Michigan.
Mr. Karn was born at Peru April 29, 1890, the son of Jacob A. and Mary KARN. He moved o Rochester with his parents and spent his boyhood here. He worked his way through college by waiting table at the Coffee Shop. After leaving Purdue he married his school sweetheart, Marie B. FOGLESONG of Rochester. She died in 1946. He was a member of the second RHS basketball team in 1907-08 and returned here to take part of the "Fifty Years of Basketball" anniversary ceremonies with his fellow players in 1957.
He started his career digging ditches at 50 cents a day with the Central Illinois Light company which was affiliated with the Consumers Power company. He advanced through various positions to president, being elected to that office in 1951. He was also president of the Michigan Gas Storage Co., 1950-60. He retired from both positions in 1960 remaining with the company as a consultant and director.
He was bank director and trustee of Alma College. He also served on the Edison Electric Institute board and the American Gas Association's Advisory Council. He held several posts with the Boy Scouts of America, the Michigan Crime and Delinquency Council and the governor's blue ribbon committee on education. He was a delegate to the 1963 Constitutional Convention which created a new constitution for Michigan. He was an active Republican, a Rotarian and an elder in the First Presbyterian church at Jackson.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian VanDERLYN KARN, and two children by his first wife, Mrs. William B. NICHOLS, Jackson, and James D. KARN, Flint, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Harold KARN, owner of the Coffee Shop, and Harry KARN of Macy are second cousins.

Friday, June 27, 1969

Merl F. Swick
Merl F. SWICK, 49, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 1:45 a.m. today in the Osteopathic hospital at South Bend. He was a patient 10 days.
Born Dec. 13, 1919, at Akron, he was the son of Jesse and Martha BARNS SWICK. His marriage was Oct. 14, 1939, in Akron, to Marjorie SLAYBAUGH, who survives. He had lived most of his life in the Akron community and was an employee of the Indiana Metal Products company here 18 years. He was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God and the St. Joseph Valley Westrn club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Merlee [SWICK], at home; three sons, James and David [SWICK], both of Rochester, and Tom [SWICK], of Deedsville; one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. I. C. ADAMS, Dalton, Ga., and Mrs. Beulah SMITH, Marion; one brother, Lloyd [SWICK], of Rochester. One brother and two grandchildren preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Albert DUKE will officiate. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Herbert B. Keller
Herbert B. KELLER, retired Culver Military Academy teacher and husband of the former Helen ZIMMERMAN of Rochester, died at Hines Veterans hospital in Chicago at noon Thursday. He had been ill one year and in the hospital two weeks. He lived near Edwardsburg, Mich. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Mayhew funeral home at Edwardsburg, with burial in the Culver Masonic cemetery.

Devon H. Craig
Devon H. CRAIG, 58, Grand Rapids, Mich., a former resident of Rochester, died Thursday morning in a Grand Rapids hospital.
Born in Henry township, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur CRAIG, of Rochester. His marriage was to Bernice ROBBINS, who survives.
Surviving with the wife and parents are one daughter, Mrs. Sonja BUSHA, Grand Rapids; six grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd and Raymond [CRAIG], both of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred WAGONER, Mrs. Russell WAGONER, Mrs. Esther BOWEN, and Mrs. Vernice RHODES, all of Rochester. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Holy Name church in Grand Rapids. Burial will be in the Rosedale Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the Alt funeral home in Grand Rapids.

Saturday, June 28, 1969

[no obits]

Monday, June 30, 1969

Robert L. DeBruler
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the United Presbyterian church for Robert L. DeBRULER, 49, owner of DeBruler Studio here and a lifetime Rochester resident.
Mr. DeBruler died of a coronary occlusion in his sleep early Sunday morning at the Allison hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. He and his wife had arrived in that city Saturday to attend the Kiwanis International convention, which opened Sunday.
Mr. DeBruler was president-elect of the Rochester Kiwanis club and was to have taken office in October.
He had been hospitalized at Terre Haute in January after sustaining a heart attack, but had recovered from that illness and resumed work in recent weeks. His death was entirely unexpected.
The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate at last rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church an hour before the service. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the heart or cancer funds. The Masonic lodge will conduct its rites at the funeral home Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Mr. DeBruler, who resided at 1029 Jefferson street, had been associated with the former Lockridge photographic studio here since 1946. Part owner of the business since 1952, he purchased complete ownership in July, 1967, and since that time had operated it under his own name.
Born Jan. 28, 1920, at Chicago, Mr. DeBruler was the son of Curtis and Helen LEONARD DeBRULER. His marriage was Aug. 4, 1944, at Hemel Hempsteed, England, to Martha POLLOCK, who survives.
He was an overseas veteran of World War II and was a member of the DeGuerre club, honorary photographic society; Professional Photographers of America, Rochester Elks lodge, was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of Rochester Masonic and Royal Arch lodges, South Bend Valley of Scottish Rite and attended the United Presbyterian church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are his mother, Mrs. Helen DeBRULER, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. James (Pamela) BICK, Rochester; Mrs. Roy (Linda) SIMPSON, Greencastle, and Denise [DeBRULER], at home, and three grandchildren.

Agnes A. Miller
Mrs. Agnes A. (MEEK) ROBISON MILLER, 80, 415 Indiana avenue, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted one hour earlier.
Born Feb. 12, 1889, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Hiram and Lou OLDS MEEK. Her first marriage was to Guy L. ROBISON. He died in 1952. Her second marriage was to Oren MILLER. He died in 1956. She had resided in Rochester 22 years, moving from Leiters Ford.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Vernel (Maxine) ASH, Michigan City; Mrs. Pauline SHRIVER, and Mrs. Wilma CLARK, both of Rochester; four sons, Robert ROBISON, Lowell; Clay ROBISON, Culver; Richard ROBISON, Royal Center, and Jack ROBISON, Westville; thirty-three grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildre; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel KNARR, Winamac; Mrs. Elizabeth ADRIN, and Mrs. Laura LAYMON, both of South Bend. Two daughters and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Carl E. Dale
Carl E. DALE, 85, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7:50 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been a patient since June 23.
Final arrangements are pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Tuesday, July 1, 1969

Carl E. Dale
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver for Carl E. DALE, 84, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the [Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery].
Born Nov. 25, 1884, at New Albany, he had lived in this area since 1950. His marriage was in 1912, at Omaha, Neb., to Ida A. BECKMAN. She died in 1963. He was a retired railroad employee and a member of the Masonic lodge at Chicago.
Surviving are one brother, Edgar DALE, and one sister, Pearl WEBER, both of New Albany; several nieces and nephews, one of whom he reared, Carl G. BECKMAN, Chicago.

Pauline Coplen
Mrs. Pauline COPLEN, 57, Peru, died unexpectedly at her residence Monday night. She was the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Milo COPLEN, Rochester.
She was the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth NORMAN WHITNEY. Her marriage was June 20, 1937, to Porter F. COPLEN, who survives.
Also surviving are two sisters and two brothers.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru. Burial will be in Everrest Memorial cemetry near Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Fredrick S. Wilson
Fredrick S. WILSON, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Monday at his residence in the We-Like-It trailer court.
Born Aug. 29, 1893, in Evansville, he was the son of Phillip and Rosa ZEIHIEDE WILSON. His marriage was July 26, 1914, in Loogootee, to Velma GILLEY. She died Dec. 17, 1961. A retired employee of the RBM corporation in Logansport, he had rsided in this area seven years. He was a member of the First Christian church in Lucerne.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) JONES, R.R. 2, Rochester; six grandchildren, Mrs. Everett (Kay) HENDERSON, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Allen (Carol) BAILLIEUL, R.R. 1, Rochester; Miss Janelle JONES, R.R. 2, Rochester; Ralph R. JONES and Frederick A. JONES, both of R.R. 2, Rochester; and David L. JONES of Burkett; three great-grandchildren, and one nephew.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Goodwill cemetery at Loogootee where graveside rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, July 2, 1969

Sgt. James K. Ameigh
The Akron community of Fulton county has lost its fourth resident to the Vietnam war.
Information was received today that Army Sgt. James Keith AMEIGH, 26, was killed June 24 - the ninth Fulton county victim of the fighting in Vietnam.
Sgt. Ameigh was a helicopter pilot with the 4th Cavalry Division and had served in Vietnam since last Jan. 1.
A 1961 graduate of Akron high school, Sgt. Ameigh entered the service Jan. 3, 1968. He had lived in Akron and worked at the Donnelly plant in Warsaw after high school graduation prior to going into the Army.
Sgt. Ameigh lived with his parents, John E. and Josie SPRING AMEIGH, at Disko east of Akron while he attended school. The family moved to Mountain View, Ark., before the sergeant went into the service.
Surviving with the parents are seven sisters, Mrs. Junior (Jacqueline) SMITH and Miss Sandra AMEIGH, both of Mountain View; Mrs. Ida B. FLOOR, of North Carolina; Mrs. Herschel (Joann) HOWARD, Disko; Mrs. Charles (Trudy) AMEIGH, of Virginia, and Patricia and Lorrie [AMEIGH], both at home; three brothers, Rex, Jenie and Richey [AMEIGH], all at home, and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, pending arrival of the body from Vietnam. Burial is to be in the Akron cemetery.
Fulton county's first victim of the Vietnam war was 1st Lt. Neil McKINNEY, an Air Force officer from Akron, who was lost on a mission Sept. 2, 1963. The second county person to died in the war also was from Akron. He was PFC Roger MANNS, 18, R.R. 1, Akron, who drowned while crossing a stream in Vietnam in May of 1966.
Akron's third loss to the war was Army Sgt. Dennis M. FAIRCHILD, 20, who was killed last January.
Other Fulton county servicemen who have died as a result of service during the Vietnam war were:
Army SP 4 James R. UTTER, 21, Talma, April 15, 1967; Army PFC Marvin R. WHITE, 29, 1967; Marine Lance Cpl. James A. BALLINGER, 21, Rochester, Jan. 31, 1968; Army Staff Sgt Lawrence E. GIBSON, 31, Rochester, Feb. 14, 1968, and Army Sgt. George PACKARD, 23, Rochester, June 6, 1968.
In addition, at least two former residents of Fulton county also have been killed in Vietnam. They are Army Cap. Marvin I. SIDERS, 28, R.R. 2, Macy, a native of the county who died last November, and Marine Hospitalman 3 C Richard Allen RHINE, 19, R.R. 2, Royal Center, who died in April of 1967.

Floyd L. McKenzie
Floyd Lee McKENZIE, 87, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He had been ill since 1961.
A retired farmer, he was born June 1, 1882, in Berrien county, Mich., the son of John and Samelia LONG McKENZIE. His marriage was July 4, 1921, in Niles, Mich., to Ethel CULLITON, who survives. He had lived in the Fulton area since 1947, moving from South Bend.
Also surviving are one son, Loring "Mac" McKENZIE, R.R. 1, Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Bob (Nornetta) ROUCH, R.R. 2, Kewanna; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a niece and three nephews. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Fund.

Thursday, July 3, 1969

Fannie Byford
Final rites were conducted Wednesday in Aberdeen, Miss., for Mrs. Fannie BYFORD, who died Monday in Aberdeen. She was the mother of Tom ALLRED, Rochester, and Mrs. Molly EASTER, a former Rochester resident.

W.O. James Keith Ameigh
Full military rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron for Warrant Officer James Keith AMEIGH, 26, former Akron resident, who was killed in Action in Vietnam June 24.
The Rev. Roy FRENCH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
A broter, Charles [AMEIGH], of Virginia, not prviously listed, is among the survivors.
Warrant Officer Ameigh was the fourth resident of the Akron community to die in the Vietnam war. He was the ninth Fulton county victim of the fighting.

Jasper L. Gilbert
Akron-Mentone News
Jasper L. GILBERT, 68, Warsaw, brother of Ford GILBERT, Akron, died at Murphy Medical Center Friday after being in failing health the past four years.
Also surviving are his mother, three sons, one daughter, two other brothers, two sisters, and fourteen grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday. Burial was at Churubusco.

Floyd M. Huff
Akron-Mentone News
Floyd M. HUFF, 72, of Pierceton, died Friday afternoon at the Whitley County Hospital in Columbia City. He was the father of Mrs. Bill (Mary Frances) HUDSON, Mentone.
Surviving are his widow; a son, Bill HUFF, Pierceton; the daughter; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, and burial was in the Hillcrest cemetery.

Linda Purvis and
Martin Scott Purvis
Mrs. Linda PURVIS, 16, R.R. 2, Peru, and infant son, Martin Scott [PURVIS], died at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Wabash County hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier in the day.
Born May 22, 1953, in Warsaw, Mrs. Purvis was the daughter of Earl and Emma JACKSON JACKSON. Her marriage was Jan. 11, 1969, to David PURVIS, who survives. She had resided in the Peru area six months, moving from Akron She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God at Silver Lake.
Also surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl JACKSON, R.R. 1, Akron; two brothers, Ronnie JACKSON, R.R. 1, Akron, and Barrett JACKSON, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. JACKSON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and the maternal grandparents, of Kentucky.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Pentacostal Church of God at Silver Lake. The Rev. Arron STANLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends ma call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until 11 a.m. on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

William H. Dorell
William H. DORELL, 63, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence, the victim of an electrical shock.
Mr. Dorell was wiring a housetrailer on the property of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tom GRONINGER, when he received the fatal shock.
Born July 8, 1905, at Collinswood, N.J., he was the son of Alfred and Beatrice DEWEIS DORELL. His marriage was April 7, 1928, to Ruby Ann KLUS, who survives. A retired employee of the Frank Manuractuing company in Mentone, he had moved to the Atwood area from Muncie.
Also surviving are one son, Alfred [DORELL], of Warsaw; three daughters, Mrs. Wilford (Bettrice) TEEL, R.R. 5, Warsaw; Mrs. Don (Mary) HAWK, R.R. 2, Walkerton, and Mrs. Tom (Sandra) GRONINGER, R.R. 5, Warsaw; one step-son, Charles KLUS, Muncie; his step-mother, Mrs. Alfred DORELL, Philadelphia, and sixteen grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Herbert EDWARDS will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Friday.

Friday, July 4, 1969

[no paper - holiday]

Saturday, July 5, 1969

WO James Keith Ameigh
Services for Warrant Officer James Keith AMEIGH, 26, Akron, who was killed in Vietnam, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron United Methodist church. They originally were planned for the Sheetz funeral home at Akron.
Friends may call at the funeral home until noon Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Paul A. Hubner
Paul August HUBNER, 83, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at his home near Fulton. He had been ill several years and in serious condition two weeks.
Born Jan. 25, 1886, in Posen, Germany, he was the son of Gottlieb and Otilie HUBNER. He came to the United States at the age of four and had lived near Fulton since 1946, moving there from Sibley, Ill. He was married Oct. 4, 1910 in Loda, Ill., to Katie THIELMONY, who survives. Mr. Hubner was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran church in Roberts, Ill.
Surviving with the wife are a granddaughter, Paulette HUBNER, Knoxville, Ill., and several nieces and nephews, including Bill KIETZMAN of Fulton. Preceding in death were a brother, Gus [HUBNER]; a sister, Mrs. Irma KIETZMAN, and a son, Gottlieb [HUBNER], who died in 1967.
Services were conducted at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton this morning. The body then was taken to the Danforth funeral home in Roberts, Ill., where rites will be conducted by the Rev. R. J. MUELLER of Rochester at 3:30 p.m. EDT Sunday. Burial will be in the Lyman cemetery at Roberts. Friends may call at the Danforth funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

George C. Neff
George C. NEFF, 68, longtime resident of Argos, died in his sleep early Friday morning at his home on the south edge of Argos on U.S. 31. He suffered a heart seizure. He had been under a doctor's care for a heart condition.
He had been owner and operator of Neff's 66 service station for the last 33 years.
Born July 31, 1900 in Argos, he was the son of Victor E. and Myrtie COOK NEFF. He was a lifetime resident of the Argos community. He was married April 29, 1930 in Toledo, O., to Mable WAIGAND, who survives. He was a member of the Argos United Metodist church and the Argos Masonic lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Donna) CLARDY, South Bend; three grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Margaret NEFF, Argos, and Mrs. Esther TYLER, Glendora, Cal., and a brother, Henry NEFF, South Bend.
Services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Monday with the Revs. Robert E. HANSEN and W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today, where public Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday by the Argos lodge.

Monday, July 7, 1969

Alvin V. Oliver
Alvin V. OLIVER, 90, R.R. 6, Rochester, former Fulton county surveyor and Liberty township assessor, died at 12:10 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill two years and serious three weeks.
A retired farmer, he was Fulton county surveyor from 1916 to 1920 and assessor for Liberty township 19 years.
Born Dec. 19, 1878, in Liberty township, he was the son of J. A. "Andy" and Mary Jane ROUCH OLIVER. His marriage was Aug. 31, 1901, in Fulton, to Edith Grace BIGGS, who survives. Mr. Oliver had spent most of his life in the Rochester area. He was a member of the former Mount Olive church.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Mark OLIVER, of Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Arden (Lucy] KINCAIDE, R.R. 2, Warsaw; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lowell A. OLIVER, South Bend; three grandsons, Jerry OLIVER, Bloomington, Jack OLIVER, Arcanum, O., and John OLIVER, serving in the U.S. army; three great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Ralph (Gail) SHELTON, Rochester. One son, Lowell [OLIVER], and one brother, Irvin [OLIVER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Marion R. Collins
Marion Roscoe COLLINS, 81, 1016 Franklin street, died at 11 p.m. Sunday in the Rochester Nursing home where he had been a patient two weeks. He had been in failing health five years.
Born Jan. 10, 1888, in Oakland, Ill., he was the son of Frank and Estella COLLINS. His marriage was Jan. 14, 1914, in Oakland, Ill., to Grace WHITE, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided here since 1943, moving from Hindsboro, Ill.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Buryl (Eva) REESE, Mrs. Howard (Edna) HOLLOWAY, and Mrs. Richard (Alberta) SMITH, all of Rochester; Mrs. Leota PARKS, Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. G. V. (Mildred) EMIGH, Culver; three sons, Carl and Melvin [COLLINS], both of Rochester, and Merle [COLLINS], of Wilmington, Ill.; sixteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Vernon A. LALLEMENT 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.

Homer L. Fisher
Homer L. FISHER, 81, Delong, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 15 years and serious since June 22.
Born March 25, 1888, in Benton county, he was the son of Charles and Eliza Esther ARMSTRONG FISHER. His marriage was Oct. 28, 1915, in Rochester, to Viola May BRADLEY. A retired Studebaker company employee and farmer, he had resided in the Delong area 25 years. He was a member of the Olive Branch church near Fulton.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, Robert [FISHER[, Jeffersonville; Lee [FISHER], Jacksonville, Fla.; Lloyd [FISHER], Monterey, and Kenneth [FISHER], of South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. LaVonne PETERSON, Monterey; Mrs. Violet MEIDLINGER, South Bend, and Mrs. Mary SNYDER, of Mishawaka; one daughter, Lula Grace [FISHER], preceded in death; sixteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred [FISHER], Kewanna, and Ora [FISHER], of Fulton, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Francis RODGERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Michael Joe Fisher, Jr.
Michael Joe FISHER, Jr., 3, Michigan City, son of Michael and Bernice HACKWORTH FISHER, former Bourbon and Tippecanoe residents, drowned in Tippecanoe river at 8 a.m. Saturday when the boat in which he was riding capsized. The body was not found until 4 p.m. Sunday. Riding in the boat with him was his father and another relative.
He was born Aug. 16, 1965, in Warsaw. His parents moved to Michigan City from the Bourbon area in 1965.
Surviving with the parents are one sister, Tamela Lynn [FISHER], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William HOPKINS, Bourbon; the paternal grandparents, Harold and Lottie FISHER, R.R. 1, Argos; the maternal great-grandparets, Mr. and Mrs. McKinley MINNIX, Tippecanoe; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. William HARMON, Tippecanoe.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home. The Rev. James GABHART will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, July 8, 1969

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 9, 1969

Rhoda C. Jones
Mrs. Rhoda C. JONES, 88, Argos, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill one year.
Born Feb. 12, 1881, at Macy, she was the daughter of Dwella J. and Anna SMITH BAILEY. Her marriage was Feb. 2, 1916, at Rochester to Rufus T. JONES. He died May 11, 1948. A member of the Argos Congregational church, she had resided in the Argos area since 1916, moving from Fulton county.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Edith) BUCKLER, Flatrock; Mrs. Anthony (Freida) MADRA, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Carl (Ruby) HARING, Argos; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Effie THRUSH, Rochester; Mrs. Ella FELDER, North Manchester, and Mrs. Bertha MYERS, Marion. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Argos Congregational Christian church. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Thursday, July 10, 1969

Tamara Lynn Hartle
Tamara Lynn HARTLE, infant daughter of Sgt. Wesley and Lynn FEAR HARTLE, Quantico Marine Base, Triangle, Va., died Wednesday morning in a Virginia hospital. She was born Sunday.
Surviving with the parents are the matrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles FEAR, Rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred HARTLE, Kokomo.
Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, July 11, 1969

Ruth Van Lue
Mrs. Ruth Van LUE, 62, R.R. 1, Akron, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 6:45 a.m. today at her residence.
Born Oct. 7, 1906, at Mount Sterling, Ky., she was the daughter of Lewis and Eula PHILLIPS RATLIFF. Her marriage was April 17, 1930, at Rochester, to Myron Van LUE, who surives. She had resided in the Akron area since she was age 14, moving from Kentucky. She was a member of the Athens United Methodist church and the Omega Community club.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Manis (Alice) CAUDILL, Akron, and Nancy Van LUE, at home; one son, Arnold [Van LUE], R.R. 1, Roann; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ray (Arma) EKHERT, R.R. 5, Warsaw; Mrs. Richard (Mabel) MOORE, Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. Homer (Edna) SHOEMAKER, Hammond. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Athens United Methodist church. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 1 p.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Fern L. Petry
Miss Fern L. PETRY, 77, 318 West Ninth street, died at 9:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one week. She had been ill three weeks.
Born Nov. 11, 1891, at Beaver Dam, she was the daughter of Charles and Flora LOEHR PETRY, she had resided here since 1947, moving from Newcastle township. [She was a graduate of Winona College]. Miss Petry had been a schoolteacher at schools near Akron and Mentone. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, the Service Circle of the church and president of the Ladies Bible class. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Ruth PETRY, Rochester, and Mrs. Reth ROGERS, of Mentone; one brother, C. G. PETRY, Fullerton, Cal.; one nephew, Charles ROGERS, New Carlisle.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Vernon A. LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be i the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 12, 1969

James Robertson
James E. ROBERTSON, 75, 631 Madison street, died at 11 a.m. Friday in the Veteran's hospital at the Indiana university Medical Center, Indianapolis. Ill since September of 1968, he became seriously ill June 1.
A retired mechanical engineer, he moved to Rochester from Cleveland, O., May 3, 1965. He was born Aug. 4, 1893 in Salem, Va., to Garland and Almeda SPENCER ROBERTSON. He was married in Rochester Feb. 13, 1938 to Ruth KERN, who is the only survivor. Mr. Robertson was a member of the Salem, Va., Methodist church and was a veteran of World War I.
Private funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.

Clarence O. Morlan
Clarence O. MORLAN, 80, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home at Plymouth. He had been seriously ill the last 10 months. He had lived the last four years in Argos and in Bourbon and Tippecanoe the rest of his life.
Born April 24, 1889 in Plymouth, he was the son of Leondo and Margaret BECK MORLAN. He was married to Nellie Mae ELLIS Nov. 26, 1914. She died July 4, 1936. He had been a farmer and drainage contractor and was last employed by the Orthopedic Equipment company in Bourbon. He was a member of the Argos Wesleyan church.
Surviving are two sons, Clarence D. [MORLAN], of Granger, and Darrell E. [MORLAN], of Fort Wayne; four granddaughters, and a brother, Ray [MORLAN], of Brooklyn, Mich. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral rites will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. David FRUTH officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tamara Lynn Hartle
Committal services for Tamara Lynn HARTLE, daughter of Sgt. Wesley and Lynn FEAR HARTLE, will be conducted at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here at 10 a.m. Monday by Father Harold WELLER.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The girl died Wednesday morning, three days after birth, at the hospital on the Quantico Marinebase, Triangle, Va.

Monday, July 14, 1969

Pearl Newton
Mrs. Pearl NEWTON, Toledo, O., mother of Mrs. George HOWARD, R.R. 2, Rochester, died early Sunday morning in a Toledo hospital. She had been in serious condition since Tuesday. Final arrangements are pending at the Worth-Clegg funeral home in Toledo.

Avesta Grubbs
Mrs. Orla (Avesta) GRUBBS, 73, Burket, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
Born June 8, 1896 in Seward township, Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Noah and Kate KERN Van DORAN. She was married to Con WILLIAMSON, who died in 1950. Her second marriage was July 30, 1960 in Akron to Orla GRUBBS, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Kathleen) STEFANELLI, Norwich, N.Y.; two step-sons, Forest GRUBBS, Syracuse, and Herschel GRUBBS, R.R. 5, Warsaw, and five grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday i the Mentone Church of Christ with Brother James W. LOWRIE officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone.

John L. Walters
John L. WALTERS, 51, 116 Indiana avenue, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his residence at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
A macinist at Sealed Power corporation, he had resided in Rochester and vicinity 48 years.
Born Jan. 15, 1918, in McCoysburg, he was the son of Levi and Margueriet BRANDENBURG WALTERS. His marriage was Nov. 28, 1938, in Jasper county to Geneva HEISHMAN, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are two sons, Lonny D. WALTERS, Indianapolis, and Leslie R. [WALTERS], Rochester; three brothers, Ralph [WALTERS], Monon; Lee [WALTERS], Attica, and Deloss [WALTERS], Lafayette; six sisters, Mrs. Alice BOULINGTON, Monon; twin-sister, Mrs. Laura GRIFFIN, Reynolds; Mrs. Bernice GOSS, Atlanta; Mrs. Ola GUIMOND, Kankakee, Ill.' Mrs. Nellie SHIDE, Rensselaer, and Mrs. Marguerite BUREAUD, of Fort Wayne; one grandson. One son, Leroy [WALTERS] preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Dr. Herbert BESS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, July 15, 1969

E. Belle Burkett
Mrs. E. Belle BURKETT, 77, South Bend, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday at her residence following an extended illness.
Born June 4, 1892, at Talma, she was the daugher of Silas and Mary LOVE FISHER. She married William I. BURKETT in April, 1909, at Rochester. He died in 1939. She had resided in South Bend 14 years. Mrs. Burkett was a member of the Emanuel United Methodist church at Culver.
Surviving are one son, Millard [BURKETT], of St. Clair Shors, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Iris ESKRIDGE, Plymouth; Mrs. Mary KAYLOR, Culver, and Mrs. Barbara WOODWARD, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Raye FIELDS, Tipton; ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. A. E. GIVENS will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Philip F. Berendes
Philip F. BERENDES, 74, R.R. 3, Plymouth, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday in the TLC nursing home in Plymouth. He had been ill five years.
Born Sept. 11, 1894, at Kampsville, Ill., he was the son of Bernette and Barbara SURBECK BERENDES. His marriage was April 16, 1953, at Plymouth, to Ersa GARVER, who survives. He was an employee of the city of Plymouth and a member of the Pretty Lake Trinity church.
Also surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Harley (Evelyn) REICHARD, Plymouth; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. J. C. WHITE will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Robert J. Conner
Robert J. CONNER, 73, Macy, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill three years.
A Macy resident 40 years, he was born June 1, 1896, in Guthrie, Okla., the son of Lincoln and Dessa ELLIOTT CONNER. His marriage was June 16, 1920, in Fulton county, to Alta SAYGER, who survives. He was a retired Farm Bureau tank truck driver and a draftsman. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the World War I Veteran's organization of Rochester. Mr. Conner was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Also surviving are two sons, Jack E. CONNER, Los Angeles, and William R. CONNER, Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Corinne ARMSTRONG, Los Angeles.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Country chapel at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. The Revs. William SHEWMAN and WALTHERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 16, 1969

Theodore Judd
Theodore JUDD, 42, 516 Ohio street, was thrown to the pavement and killed at 6:16 p.m. Tuesday one mile west of Middlebury on U.S. 20.
Judd an employee of Liberty Homes company at Syracuse was fatally injured when his mobile home hauler went out of control and overturned.
Born Oct. 18, 1926, near Cincinnati, he was the son of Theodore and Lucy FLEIHMAN JUDD. His marriage was to Wilma SMITH, who survives. he had resided in Rochester since last November, moving from Cleves, O.
A World War II veteran, he was a member of the Fathers Auxiiary of the VFW at Wiamac, and a member of the St. Aloysius church at Saylor Park, O.
Also surviving are the mother; three daughters, Margaret and Theresa [JUDD], both at home, and Mrs. Catherine HILTON, of Cincinnati; one son, Michael JUDD, Cincinnati; one step-son, Gary SMITH, Rochester; one grandson, and a brother, Paul [JUDD], of Cincinnati.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Scifert-Hardig funeral home at Saylor Park, O. Burial will be in the Maplegrove cemetery at Cleves, O. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and at the Seifert-Hardig funeral home from 4-10 p.m. Friday.

Elliott L. Bailey
Elliott Lear BAILEY, 43, Miami, Fla., was found dead at his residence Tuesday.
Born April 6, 1926, in South Bend, he was the son of Elliott M. "Bill" and Frances McINTYRE BAILEY. An employee of Parker Properties of Florida, he had resided in Miami one year, moving from New York City. He had lived in Rochester until 1941. Mr. Bailey had attended Rochester schools and ws a licensed private pilot. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and Rochester Post of American Legion. He served in the United States Air Force eight years.
Surviving are his father and step-mother, of Rochester; one uncle, Byron BAILEY, Rochester; his aunt, Mrs. Margaret SHAFER, Rochester, and nmerous cousins.
Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

George E. Berger
George E. BERGER, 52, R.R. 1, Macy, was found dead [of an apparent heart attack], at his residence Tuesday evening.
Born Aug. 6, 1916, in Miami county, he was the son of Charles C. and Maude SCHWENK BERGER. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Cleo SCHRADER, R.R. 4, Logansport; Mrs. Keith (Vestal) KNIPPER, Walkerton, and Mrs. James (Laura) SEE, R.R. 2, Macy; one uncle, and nieces and nephews. On brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, July 17, 1969

Elmer G. Sigo
Elmer G. SIGO, 65, R.R. 1, Culver, died at his residence at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. He had been ill one year.
A farmer, he was born Oct. 30, 1903, at Remington, the son of Charles and Rose ROY SIGO. His marriage was Feb. 23, 1938, at Earl Park, Ill., to Loretta GLOTZBACH, who survives. He had resided in Fulton county 15 years, moving from Remington. He was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic church in Monterey.
Also surviving are five brothers, Roy [SIGO], of Arcadia; Walter [SIGO], Goodland; Eugene, Bernard and Arthur [SIGO], all of Remington; three sisters, Mrs. Edan NESIUS and Mrs. Louis RISCH, both of Remington, and Mrs. Lucille KREMER, of Monticello.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Anne's Catholic church at Monterey. The Rev. Thomas FOX will officiate. Burial will be in the Remington Catholic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after noon on Friday where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Effie Hiatt
Mrs. Effie HIATT, 87, Kewanna, died Tuesday evening in an Anderson hospital.
Born Sept. 21, 1881, she was the daughter of William A. and Electa JACKSON PRITCHARD. Her marriage was to Dr. C. B. HIATT. He died in September 1946.
Surviving are one son, Paul HIATT, South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Nada HENNING, Kewanna; a brother, Herman PRITCHARD, of Moorestown, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche MICHAELS, and Mrs. Berniece JONES, both of Pendleton.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Kewanna Baptist church. The Rev. Ray HOFFENDITZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Mendon cemetery at Pendleton. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Wanetta E. Underhill
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Wanetta E. UNDERHILL, 60, of Decatur, Mich., and Lakeland, Fla., died Friday morning in Lakeview hospital at Paw Paw, Mich.
A native of Kosciusko county, Mrs. Underhill was born Sept. 14, 1908.
She is survived by her husband, J. Boyce UNDERHILL; her mother, Mrs. Edna BRUNER, Warsaw; a son, John Robert UNDERHILL, So. Bend; and one brother, Earl BRUNER, Jr., of R.R. 2, Warsaw.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in So. Bend. Burial was at Osceola.

Friday, July 18, 1969

Michael Allan Irwin
Michael Allen IRWIN, son of Donald and Shirley HISEY IRWIN, R.R. 5, Rochester, was stillborn at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale HISEY, R.R. 5, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale IRWIN, R.R. 5, Rochester; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Sadie HISEY, R.R. 5, Rochester; the maternal great-grandfather, Mr. Charles E. KROFT, Akron; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max IRWIN, R.R. 1, Argos, and Mr. and Mrs. Chris DeMEAN, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Arrangements are in charge of the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wilson L. Drudge
Wilson L. DRUDGE, 73, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Thursday in the Veterans' hospital at Fort Wayne. He was admitted Tuesday.
Born March 29, 1896, in Fulton county, he was the son of Charles and Ella MOORE DRUDGE. His marriage was May 11, 1935, in Rochester, to Lucille CRAIG, who survives. A retired farmer, he lived his entire life in Newcastle township. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Rochester American Legion Post.
Surviving are one step-son, Vivian Eugene COLE, Seattle,Wash.; one granddaughter, Miss Marcie COLE, Moscow, Idaho; one grandson, Michael Eugene COLE, Seattle, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Marie DAWSON, R.R. 1, Akron. One step-son and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 19, 1969

Martha J. McGriff
Mrs. Martha J. McGRIFF, 89, longtime resident of the Richland Center community, died at 6:20 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a two-week illness. She had been in the hospital five days.
Born Nov. 7, 1879 in Mount Vernon, Mo., she was the daughter of Thomas S. and Matilda Jane CLARK O'BLENIS. She had lived in Hammond for 25 years and the rest of her life in Fulton county. She was married to Edward McGRIFF June 30, 1903 in South Bend. He died June 5, 1967. She was a member of the former Grandview E.U.B. church and of the Hammond Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Edna McGRIFF, formerly of Hammond and now at home; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. A son, John Walter McGRIFF, died July 11, 1959. She was the last of a family of six children.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Curtis R. SYLVESTER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Leroy Crownover
Leroy CROWNOVER of Warsaw, who operated a jewelry store in Rochester for some 35 years, died unexpectedly at 7:30 p.m. Friday at his home. His wife is the former Sue Ann MIKELS, daughter of Mrs. Clara MIKELS, R.R. 4, Rochester. Rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw.

Iva Cragun
Mrs. Iva CRAGUN, 78, mother of Mrs. Wendell C. (Jean C.) TOMBAUGH of Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted June 29.
Mrs. Cragun moved to Rochester from Wichita, Kan., last Easter to make her home with Mrs. Tombaugh.
Born Sept. 5, 1890 in Conway Springs, Kan., she was the daughter of Isaac Morton and Virginia Franklin CHITWOOD MAYFIELD. She was married Nov.27, 1912 in Conway Springs to John Beach CRAGUN, who died Jan. 31, 1927. Mrs. Cragun lived in Chicago from 1912 until the late 1950s, during which time she was employed in the accounting department of Billings hospital. She moved to Wichita in 1960. She was a member of the College Hill United Methodist church at Wichita and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Surviving with Mrs. Tombaugh are another [daughter], Mrs. Ralph C. (Virginia Rosalind) EHRMAN, Michigan City; three grandchildren, John Beach TOMBAUGH, Rochester; Mrs. [Mary] Ellen RENSKERS, Redlands, Cal., and Barbara Jean CHARSKE, Ketterling, O.; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. William PEARSON, Wichita; Mrs. Kate DUDLEY, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Helen MARLEY, San Diego, Cal., and a brother, Bruce I. MAYFIELD, Tulsa, Okla. A brother, Esom G. MAYFIELD, preceded in death.
There will be no local visitation. The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Downing Mortuary East in Wichita, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the Downing Mortuary after 2 p.m. Monday.
Attorney John DELWORTH is serving as judge pro-tem of Fulton circuit court this week in the absence of Judge Wendell TOMBAUGH, who is attending the funeral of his mother-in-law, Mrs Iva CRAGUN, in Wichita, Kan.

Monday, July 21, 1969

John A. McLochlin
John A. McLOCHLIN, 73, 705 Madison street, former superintendent of the Rochester city street department and city water works, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the Caylor-Nichol clinic at Bluffton.
He died from burns suffered in a brush fire at his farm last July 2.
Born Aug. 5, 1895, in Wayne township, he was the son of John and Mary HARRIGAN McLOCHLIN. His marriage was Aug. 8, 1917, in Greencastle, to Vernice C. OLIVER, who survives.
Mr. McLochlin had resided in this area most of his life. He was superintendent of the city Water works from Jan. 1, 1957 to Dec. 31, 1960. He was chairman of the board of the ASC office when it first was organized and among the first board members of the Fulton County R.E.M.C.
He formerly owned and operated an auto and implement agency here. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Dorothy) WARFIELD, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Wayne (Jane) BEERY, R.R. 4, Rochester; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. William (Edith) SHEETZ, Lafayette; Sister SABINA, St. Margaret's hospital, Hammond; and Mrs. Lawrence (Gertrude) HOLLAND, R.R. 3, Rochester; and a brother, Albert C. [McLOCHLIN], of Star City. A son and a daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic church. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight.

Harry R. Ball
Harry R. BALL, 65, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Born July 20, 1904, in Joliet, Ill., he was the son of Horace and Elizabeth BREHM BALL. His marriage was June 3, 1925, at Chicago, to Velma MYERS, who survives. He had resided in the Tippecanoe area 12 years, moving from Chicago. He was a farmer and a member of the Tippecanoe Community church.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Joyce YOCKEY, DesPlaines, Ill.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, H. Richard BALL, Evergreen Park, Ill. One son preceded in death.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Doty-Panozzo funeral home at 214 East 115th street, Chicago. Friends may call there after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Cedar Park Cemetry in Chicago.

Bertha M. Barr
Mrs. Bertha M. BARR, 88, Akron, died at 4:45 a.m. today in the Capitol Manor Nursing home at Frankfort, Ky. She had been a patient two years.
Born Dec. 30, 1880, in Fulton county most of her life, Mrs. Barr was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and a member of the WSCS of the church. She had served as house mother to the Kappa Delta Phi sorority at Akron.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. I. A. (Marjorie) NOOE, Frankfort, Ky.; one son, John BARR, North Brook, Ill.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Effie SCOTT, Akron; one brother, Ivan MATTIX, of Fort Wayne. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Revs. Claude FAWNS and D. BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 2 p.m. Tuesday.
[Earl BARR m. Miss Bertha MATTIX a member of an old and respected Indiana family. - Henry A. Barnhart, Fulton County History. Also See: Wendell C. and John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK: BARR, John A.,]

Tuesday, July 22, 1969

Pfc. Marvin L. Dipert
Plymouth, Ind. (AP) - Army Pfc. Marvin L. DIPERT of Plymouth, was killed Friday when he stepped on a land mine in Vietnam, relatives here have learned.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon [DIPERT], and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester DIPERT, all of Plymouth.
Dipert is the 994th Hoosier to died in Vietnam fighting.

Bertha Barr
Mrs. Bertha BARR of Akron, who died Monday morning, was the mother of John BARR, former president of Montgomery Ward. Barr, an Indiana university law school graduate, practiced law in Gary, then became attorney for Montgomery Ward, eventually moving up to the presidency. He reitred and now is an administrator at Northwestern university in Evanston, Ill.

Ronald B. Shearer
Ronald Bruce SHEARER, 22, 418 Jefferson street, died at 6:30 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home.
He had been in a coma since July 5, 1967, when he was injured in an automobile accident in Kalispell, Mont. He had been attending summer school at the University of Montana.
Born July 29, 1946, in Lexington, Ky., he was the son of James W. and Margaret MILLER SHEARER.
He resided all his life in Rochester and graduated from Rochester high school in 1964. He was an outstanding athlete at RHS, participating in football, basebell and track. He was voted the most valuable football player in his senior year.
He was vice president of the Student Council in his junior year and president of his sophomore class. As a senior, he was a member of the National Honor society.
At the time of his accident he had completed his junior year at Wabash college, where he was an outstandinb baseball player. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity at Wabash.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Kimberley Elaine [SHEARER], Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dollie MILLER, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca WINBURN, Danville, Ky., and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Revs. Kenneth FOULKE and V.A. LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to a special fund to be announced later.

Goldie G. Danner
Mrs. Goldie G. DANNER, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted July 20.
Born April 14, 1894, in Huntington, she was the daughter of Ora McKEE and Jennie LUTZ. Her marriage was April 12, 1913, in Wabash, to Lewis Edward DANNER, who survives. She had resided in the Bourbon area 23 years and was a member of the Jerusalem United Methodist Church of Bourbon.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) RITZENTHALER, Bourbon; Mrs. Don (Lois) MONESMITH, Bourbon; Mrs. Earl (Bernice) JUDY, North Manchester; three sons, Glen DANNER, Bourbon, and Loren and Robert [DANNER], of Pierceton.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Robert BONEWITZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Urbana St. Peters cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Gladys Fern Teel
Mrs. Gladys Fern TEEL, 76, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 8:55 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital of a stroke. She had been ill two years.
Born May 15, 1893, in Fulton, she was the daughter of Nelson and Maude BISH ROUCH. Her marriage was Dec. 31, 1949, in Logansport, to Jesse B. TEEL, who survives. She lived most of her life in Fulton with the exception of 20 years spent in Logansport. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist temple.
Also surviving are two sons, Benile BERRY, Rochestr, and Gerald BERRY, at home; two grandchildren, Mrs. Ralph (Judy) OUSLEY, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Richard (Jane Ann) BURNS, Macy; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George Van METER, of Kewanna.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 23, 1969

Tom Hoover
Tom HOOVER, 75, died at 12:30 p.m. today at the Miller nursing home where he had been a patient the past two months. Mr. Hoover was a lifetime Rochestr resident. is grandfather, Chris HOOVER, was one of the city's earliest settlers.
Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Goldie G. Danner
Twenty grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren are among the survivors of Mrs. Goldie G. DANNER, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died Monday in Woodlawn hospital. Six children preceded in death.

Margaret C. Tomlinson
Mrs. Margaret C. TOMLINSON, 54, R.R. 6, Rochester, was killed in a two-car accident at Ind.25 and County Road 300 south - three miles south of Rochester - about 8 a.m. today.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. F. Richard WALTON, deputy coroner.
It was the first fatal traffic accident in Fulton county this year.
Three other Fulton county persons were injured in the crash.
Robert M. HIBBS, 35, R.R. 5, Rochestr, driver of the other car involved, sustained cuts on his face and lips and an injury to his right knee.
His wife, Betty Lou [HIBBS], 31, suffered a fractured right elbow and cuts on both knees.
Their daughter, Debra Ann [HIBBS], 16, suffered possible internal injuries.
The girl was admitted to Woodlawn hospital, where X-rays were taken and examination was underway. Her parents were not admitted.
The sheriff's office and state police said that Mrs. Tomlinson was driving a 1963 Chevrolet east on County Road 300 South and turned left into Ind. 25, into the path of a 1967 Plymouth being driven south on the highway by Hibbs.
The accident indirectly contributed to another crash minutes later. Mrs. Dorothy L. LEASE, 46, R.R. 2, Kewanna, was driving a 1969 Ford north on Ind. 25 and stopped when she came upon the accident scene.
Her car was hit from the rear by a 1962 Chevrolet being driven north by Vern OVERMYER, 79, Fulton.
Neither Mrs. Lease nor Overmyer was injured.
Damage was $500 to the Tomlinson car, $1,400 to the Hibbs auto, $600 to the Lease vehicle and $700 to Overmyer's car.
Margaret Catherine TOMLINSON was born Dec. 13, 1914 in Lake Cicott to Frank E. and Eva PASLEY VERNON and had lived in Fulton county 25 years, moving from LaCrosse. She resided about four miles south-west of Rochester.
She was married in Royal Center Dec. 23, 1932 to Harvey F. TOMLINSON, who survives. She was a member of the First Christian church of Rochester and was employed at the Rose Dale motel.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Donald [TOMLINSON], Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Dorothy) Van METER, Rochester; six grandchildren; a sistr, Mrs. Everett (Marie) DeWITT, Burnettsville, and three brothers, Emerson VERNON of Lake Cicott; Roy VERNON of Michigan City and Harry VERNON of Idaville. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

William L. Ehrhardt
William Lee EHRHARDT, 74, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Caylor-Nickel clinic at Bluffton. He had been in failing health since 1962 and serious three weeks.
Born July 10, 1895, in Mount Carmel, Ill., he was the son of the Rev. Leo J. and Cora DAVENPORT EHRHARDT. His marriage was Dec. 16, 1922, in Cicero, to Helen AMBUHL, who survives. A retired Eli Lilly company employee, he had resided in the Macy area since 1950, moving from Indianapolis. Mr. Ehrhardt was a substitute mail carrier for the Macy post office for several years following his retirement.
He was a World War I veteran and served in the Indiana National Guard as an officer in the 38th division. He was a member of the Macy Masonic lodge, Macy Order of Eastern Star, and the Macy United Methodist church.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis WHITMORE, Indianapolis; one granddaughter, Mrs. Fred (Christine) KLINE, Indianapolis; one grandson, Russell William WHITMORE, Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Ed DWYER, Indianapolis; one niece and two nephews. One brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Little Crown Hill cemetery between Cicero and Arcadia. Friands may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Thursday. Graveside rits will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, July 24, 1969

Thomas Hoover
Last rites will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Thomas "Tom" HOOVER, 76, who died Wednesday at 12:22 p.m. in the Miller nursing home where he had been a patient since June 6.
Mr. Hoover resided at 117 1/2 East Seventh street.
The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Hoover was born June 25, 1893, at Toledo, O., the son of John and Jenny BUTLER HOOVER, and had spent almost all his life in this city. His grandfather, Chris HOOVER, was one of Rochester's earliest merchants, as furniture dealer and mortician.
In his younger days, Mr. Hoover was an expert sportsman. He earned a statewide reputation as a shotgun marksman and won many honors in clay pigeon shooting. He also was an ardent duck hunter and fisherman.
Despite the accidental loss of a thmb on one hand and two fingers on the other, Mr. Hoover was an accomplished golfer and for many years was the leading player on the Rochester country club's golf team that competed with neighboring cities.
An automobile enthusiast in the early days of the auto, he made numerous trips to Florida in the days when only gravel and dirt roads were available for travel. Mr. Hoover gave freely to charity and distributed food to the poor at Christmas time, although always requesting that his name not be used in connection with the gifts.
Upon the death of his father, he succeeded to the ownership of the Hoover furniture store and mortuary, founded by his grandfather. Like many other businesses, it was forced to close during the Depression.

H. E. Rockwell
[Harry] E. "Spike" ROCKWELL, 26, R.R. 2, Rochester, who was to be the Rochester high school biology teacher next term, died unexpectedly at Woodlawn hospital at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday. His death, cause of which has not been determined, came shortly after admittance to the hospital.
He became ill at his home and was rushed to the hospital by his wife, the former Bobbie Jean TRUITT of Rochester.
Mr. Rockwell was born in Rochester June 30, 1943 to Paul J. and Clarabelle CARR ROCKWELL. His father is an RHS teacher and former basketball coach at RHS and Richland Center.
A 1961 graduate of RHS and a Ball State university graduate with a mester's degree in education, Mr. Rockwell had taught the last three years in the North Miami School corporation.
He was a member of Lambda Chi social fraternity and attended Trinity United Methodist church. He was married in Rochester Dec. 31, 1967.
Surviving with the wife and parents are three sisters, Teresa and Joanna [ROCKWELL], at home and Mrs. Don (Paula) BIRKLE, of Ault, Colo.; a nephew and niece, Daniel and Melissa BIRKLE and an aunt, Mrs. Harry (Addie) ROSBURG, Indianapolis.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating, assisted by the Rev. V. A. LALLEMENT. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

John W. Butt
John Warren BUTT, 89, Deedsville, died at 4:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill three months.
Born June 3, 1880, in Perry township, he was the son of Samuel and Martha FITES BUTT. His first marriage was to Maude TOMBAUGH in September, 1903. She died in 1913. His second marriage was to Ada OLDS on March 13, 1916. She died Dec. 3, 1958. A retired schoolteacher, Mr. Butt had resided in the Deedsville area his entire life. He taught school in Miami county 51 years. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic lodge at Gilead and a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Don W. BUTT and M. Dale BUTT, both of Huntington; two grandchildren; one brother, Bliss BUTT, of Boca Raton, Fla.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ebenezer United Methodist church east of Deedsville. The Revs. George HAPNER and Norman NIGHTINGALE will officiate. Burial will be in the Ebenezer church cemetery where Masonic graveside rites will be conducted. Friends may call at the McCain Country Chapel at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 after 2 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Friday, July 25, 1969

H. E. Rockwell
Additional survivors of H. E. "Spike" ROCKWELL, 26, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died Wednesday evening, were listed today. They are four aunts - Mrs. Cleo (Louise) DRUDGE, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) NEWELL and Mrs. Dale (Madge) MILLISER, all of Rochester, and Mrs. William (Ida Katherine) CUTSHAW - and two uncles, Clarence CARR of Logansport and Westel F. CARR, Rochester.

Grace Garber
Mrs. Grace GARBER, 84, 409 Jefferson street, died at 7:50 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Tuesday. She had been in failing health one year.
Born Feb. 15, 1885 in Miami county, she was the daughter of Frank and Melvina JOHNSON REYNOLDS. She had resided here since 1915, moving here from Miami county. She was married Oct. 2, 1907, in Bunker Hill, to Edward GARBER, who died Oct. 11, 1933. She attended the Rochester Church of God.
Survving are a son, Robert E. [GARBER]; a grandson, Michael GARBER, Cincinnati, O., a brother Omer REYNOLDS, R.R. 1, Peru and nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J.. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

Fleetie E. King
Mrs. Fleetie Exa KING, 75, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. today at her residence. She had been ill 20 years.
Born Jan. 30, 1894, in Twelve Mile, she was the daughter of Alvin L. and Mary Armenda REYNOLDS CRIPPEN. Her marri- - - - - - Twelve Mile, to Virgil Lyman KING, who survives. A lifetime resident of Fulton and Twelve Mile, she was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.
Also surviving are one son, Lyman KING, R.R. 6, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Anna) HARTMAN, Indianapolis; Mrs. John (Alice) FRIEDRICH, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Doyne (Luella) EMERY, R.R. 1, Macy; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, D. K. CRIPPEN, R.R. 3, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Goldie) ILLK, Saugus, Cal. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton Baptist Temple. The Revs. Franklin ARTHUR and Edward HINDSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Gardens at Logansport. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 2 p.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Saturday, July 26, 1969

Floyd J. Thomas
Floyd J. THOMAS, 63, Grass Creek, died at Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac at 3:30 p.m. Friday. He was admitted shortly after noon Friday.
Born July 30, 1905 in Fulton county, he was the son of Melvin R. and Minnie MURRAY THOMAS. He was married to Leona SUTTON in 1923. He was a prominent farmer and a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church and the Grass Creek volunteer fire department.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Orville [THOMAS], Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Donna RIGGLE, Fulton, and Mrs. Bonnie FRY, Rossville; a brother, Robert [THOMAS], Grass Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Lela THRUSH, Rochester, and Mrs. Alice DELANEY, Fort Wayne; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A son was killed in an auto crash this year.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grass Creek United Methodist church with the Rev. John REDDIX officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewana and then at the church for one hour before services. The family requests memorials be in the form of donations to the Grass Creek United Methodist church.

Monday, July 28, 1969

Shirley A. Shambarger
Mrs. Shirley Ann SHAMBARGER, 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond BARKER, R.R. 3, Rochester, was killed this morning in a two-car crash on Ind. 3, about a half-mile north of the Henry-Rush county line near Dunreith.
Also killed in the accident were another woman, believed to be from Champaign, Ill., and an infant boy. Another infant boy was injured and taken to Riley Childrens hospital, Indianapolis.
The identity of the boy who was killed had not been determined at Sentinel press time. Mrs. Shambarger's parents told city police that she and her hsband had left Rocester on a trip.

Russell W. Cooper
Russell W. COOPER, 59, R.R. 6, Rochester, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 7:30 p.m. Saturday shortly after admittance to Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Cooper was stricken while returnig from Lagro where he and his son, Robert [COOPER], were working on a well rigging.
He was born Nov. 28, 1909, in Syracuse, the son of Calvin and Pearl WARNER COOPER. His marriage was Feb. 7, 1942, in Chicago, to Irene Ann SMOLICK, who survives. An oil well drilling contractor, he was well known throughout the Midwest. He had resided in the Rochester area 10 years, moving from Ohio. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion post at Peru.
Also surviving are three sons, Eugene Allen COOPER, Winamac; Robert C. COOPER, Indianapolis, and Gary R. COOPER, U.S. Army; his mother, Mrs. Robert BOWMA, Manitowoc, Wis.; three grandchildren, Kent, Kirk, and Christopher [COOPER], all of Winamac, and one sister, Mrs. James HAMMOND, of Manitowoc, Wis.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Graveside rites will be conducted at noon Tuesday in the Violett cemetery at Goshen. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Pearl O. Denney
Mrs. Pearl O. DENNEY, 87, Pierceton, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 3 p.m. Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Omer THOMPSON, R.R. 2, Argos.
A former Argos resident, she was born Jan. 25, 1882, in Wabash county, the daughter of Cyrus and Mary COBLE KLINE. Her marriage was in 1903, in Wabash county, to George Wesley DENNEY. He died Oct. 13, 1944. Mrs. Denney had resided the past six years in Pierceton with her son, Cyrus "Bill" DENNEY. She was a former member of the E.U.B. church at Packerton.
Surviving with her daughter are three sons, Joe DENNEY and Robert DENNEY, both of Argos, and Cyrus DENNEY, Pierceton; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Estella KINSEY, of Warsaw. One son, Walter [DENNEY], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in 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.

John T. Shriner
John T. SHRINER, 84, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 9 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He lived in the Indian Village area near the Tippecanoe river bridge north of Rochester on U.S. 31.
Born in June, 1885, at St. Louis, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William SHRINER. His marriage was Oct. 7, 1910, in St. Louis, to Carrie T. WARNER. She died Sept. 16, 1967. He had resided in this area 24 years, moving from Indianapolis. In Indianapolis he had operated a meat business 30 years.
Survving are two nieces, Mrs. Thelma HORN, and Hazel HENNERICH, both of St. Louis, and two nephews, Roy WARNER, and Frank WARNER, both of Silver Springs, Md.
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 I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 29, 1969

Shirley A. Shambarger and
James Lee Shambarger
A two-car, head-on crash on Ind. 3, just north of U.S. 40 in Henry county at 8:25 a.m. Monday claimed the lives of both Mrs. Shirley A. SHAMBARGER, 23, R.R. 3, Rochester, and her two-year-old son, James Lee [SHAMBARGER], state police reported today.
Also killed was Mrs. Vada Zelene EDMONDS, 22, R.R. 3, Livingston, Tenn., who was in the same car as Mrs. Shambarger. Mrs. Edmonds' four-year-old son, Ricky [EDMONDS], was listed in "critical" condition today at Riley Children's hospital in Indianapolis.
It was not until about 10 a.m. today that officers had verified without question the names and addresses of all three dead persons.
Police still are uncertain who was driving the car in which the three persons were killed, but state police at the Connersville post said today they believe Mrs. Shambarger was the driver.
The accident occurred on a curve at the foot of an overpass where Ind. 3 crosses over U.S. 40. State police said a northbount 1961 Ford, believed to have been driven by Mrs. Shambarger, crossed over the center line and smashed into a southbound 1968 Ford.
The driver of the 1968 Ford, Henry V. DAHL, 58, Richmond, was injurd and was reported in "good" condition today at a Richmond hospital.
Mrs. Edmonds was thrown out of the car in which she was riding.
Both vehicles were listed as total losses.
State police said they have been unable to determine why the one car crossed over the center line.
Mrs. Shambarger was born Aug. 23, 1945 in South Bend to Raymond and Alice BENSMAN BARKER. She had lived the majority of her life in Fulton county.
Surviving are a daughter, Angela L. BARKER, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Alice DAVIS, Monticello; Mrs. Betty BEIR, Miami, and Mrs. June DURHAM, Mishawaka; a brother, Jack Wallace [BARKER], Sharpesville; and the maternal grandfather, Irvin O. BARKER, R.R. 3, Rochester. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
James Lee SHAMBARGER was born June 8, 1967 to William H. and Shirley A. SHAMBARGER. Surviving are the maternal grandparnts, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond BARKER; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. James SHAMBARGER, Macy; the maternal great-grandfather, Irvin BARKER; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Otto GOODWIN, Macy, and nmerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Double funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Wednesday, July 30, 1969

Rhonda Slaybaugh
Rhonda SLAYBAUGH, five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lee SLAYBAUGH, Macy, was killed at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in a two-car crash at Miami County Roads 1000 North and 200 West, one mile west of Deedsville.
Injured in the crash were her mother, Mrs. Pamela SLAYBAUGH, 18, and James TRESKA, 35, Roann, driver of the second car, and his wife.
Three other occupants of the Slaybaugh car - Tom OUSLEY, 16, West Second street, Rochester; Terry PRUITT, 17, Macy, and Mark Allen PRUITT, 15, Macy, were treated at Dukes hospital in Peru and released.
Mrs. Slaybaugh is listed as "serious" in Dukes hospital. Treska and his wife were transferred from the Peru hospital to the Wabash county hospital. He is listed as "good" and she as "serioud." Their two children, also in the car, were unhurt.
According to officers, the Treska car was traveling west on Road 1000 North. The Slaybaugh car, going south on Road 200 West, had stopped for the intrsection, then attempting a left turn pulled into the path of the Treska car.
The accident is under investigation by state police ad the Miami county sheriff's department.
Rhonda Sue SLAYBAUGH was born Feb. 8, 1969, in Dukes hospital at Peru.
Surviving with her parents are the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice SLAYBAUGH, Rochester; the great-grandmother, Mrs. Elva COOK, Akron; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo PRUITT, Macy, and aunts and uncles.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Country chapel at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. The Rev. Ira HOLT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Pittsburg. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Zora McFarland
Mrs. Zora McFARLAND, 85, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 9 a.m. today at her residence. She had been ill five years.
Born Aug. 1,1883, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of John and Mary BURKETT MEREDITH. Her marriage was Feb. 15, 1906, at Beaver Dam, to Orin McFARLAND. He died in 1946. She had resided in the Akron area most of her life.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Henry (Thelma) LOCKRIDGE, Akron; Mrs. Donald (Pauline) MORRIS, Claypool; Mrs. Vernon (Katherine) ADAMS, Middletown, O.; Mrs. Claude (Dorothy) HAUPERT, Hobart, and Mrs. Devon (Wilma) TUCKER, Mentone; three sons, Clair McFARLAND, Downey, Cal., Dale and Paul [McFARLAND], both of Akron sixteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Leverett Olin
Plymouth, Ind. - Leverett OLIN, 77, R.R. 2, Argos, father of former Aubbeenaubbee high school principal Kenneth OLIN, died in Parkview hospital Tuesday following a car-truck accident. Kenneth Olin now is principal of Washington elementary school at Plymouth.
Olin was a passenger in a car driven by his brother, Leland OLIN, 73, R.R. Crawfordsville, which collided with a farm truck at the intersection of two Marshall county roads four miles south of here.
Leonal P. GOMEZ, 23, a migrant worker from Edinburg, Texas, was the truck driver. He and two of his passengers were injured. Gomez was charged with failure to yield the right of way.
[Mr. Olin] was born April 17, 1892, in Montgomery county, the son of Leverett W. and Effie SWANK OLIN. His marriage was April 1, 1916, in Montgomery county, to Mary M. CROWDER. She died July 11, 1968. Mr. Olin resided in the Argos area 20 yers, moving from South Bend. He had also lived in the Leiters Ford and Fulton areas.
A retired Studebaker employee, he was a Sulky horse racing enthusiast. He was a member of the Unitd Methodist church at Argos, a Past Master of the Argos Masonic lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite at South Bend, and the American Trotting association.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth R. OLIN, R.R. 2, Argos; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. Grace MERRITT, New Richmond, and Mrs. Ruth CROWDER, Waukegan, Mich., and one brother, Leland OLIN, New Richmond.
Final rites are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Gerry H. Knowlton
Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Fisher chapel, Logansport, for Gerry H. KNOWLTON, 81, Logansport, who died Monday in Memorial hospital there. The Rev. John KERRICK will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Knowlton was the father of Mrs. J. Vern SCHELL, of this city.
Born Sept. 4, 1887, in Jackson county, he was the son of William and Lavisa E. CARR KNOWLTON. His marriage was July 31, 1912, to Elizabeth KETTENRING. A retired Pennsylvanie railroad employee, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and a 51-year member of the Masonic lodge at Logansport.
Surviving are one son, Robert John [KNOWLTON], Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Alice) MODEN, Minneapolis; Mrs. Donald (Lois) ZECH, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. J. Vern (Alma) SCHELL, Rochester; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jean HESSLER, and Mrs. Gladys LEONARD, both of Logansport, and Mrs. Whitney GAST, of Akron. Two sisters preceded in death.

Thursday, July 31, 1969

Rickey A. Edmonds
Rickey A. EDMONDS, 3, R.R. 3, Livingston, Tenn., died Wednesday in James Whitcomb Riley hospital, Indianapolis, of injuries suffered Monday in a two-car crash on Ind. 2, just north of U.S. 40 in Henry county.
The same crash claimed the lives of his mother, Mrs. Vada EDMONDS, 22, Livingston, Tenn., and Mrs. Shirley A. SHAMBARGER, 23, R.R. 3, Rochester, and her two-year-old son, James Lee [SHAMBARGER].

Lee M. Sumpter
Akron-Mentone News
Lee M. SUMPTER, 69, of Warsaw, died Thursday at Murphy Medical Center after being a patient for two weeks and in failing health for ten years.
The son of Thomas and Alice NICKLER SUMPTER and a lifetime resident of Kosciusko county, he was born Nov. 2, 1899. His wife, the former Eva HOOVER, preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Gerald "Bus" SUMPTER, of Warsaw; Chas. "Tom" SUMPTER, R.R. 3, Warsaw; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl HUNT, Mrs. Harley (Augusta) REDINGER, both of Warsaw, Mrs. Edward (Thelma) MARTIN, Leesburg, Mrs. Homer (Goldie) FEAR of Akron; a brother, Eldon "Pete" SUMPTER, Warsaw, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two brothers preceded in death.

Floy Tatman
Akron-Mentone News
Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Vern ROYER and Mr. and Mrs. Frank ROYER of the death of Mrs. Floy ROYER TATMAN, of Tacoma, Washington. Mrs. Tatman was a former Akron resident and a cousin of the Royers. She is survived by a son of Tacoma, Wash. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Tacoma.

Bertha Smith
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Byford (Bertha) SMITH, 86, R.R. 1, Claypool, died Wednesday at Murphy Medical Center.
The daughter of Joseph and Diana SWICK SHOEMAKER, she was born Sept. 10, 1882 in Seward Twp. She was a lifetime resident of the Area and was the widow of the late Byford SMITH whom she married in 1920.
She is survived by a son, Rex. [SMITH], of Claypool, and a brother, Elmer SHOEMAKER, Warsaw.
Funeral services were conducted Friday at Warsaw and burial was at the Palestine cemetery.

Russell L. Rader
Akron-Mentone News
Russell Leo RADER, 78, Three Rivers, Mich., a native of Akron, died Monday morning at Three Rivers.
The son of Nelson and Mary Jane HINE RADER, he was born at Akron Jan. 24, 1891. He attended the Akron schools. He married Hazel TULLIS at Burket on Jan. 28, 1911 and she survives with six daughters, Mrs. C. D. (Jane) EICHOLTZ, Mrs. Dana (Dezona) WELLS, Mrs. Dean (Verdeana) BERNHARDT, all of Thiree Rivers, Mrs. W. E. (Byrl) FOREMAN, Peru, Mrs. Wanda POOLE, Birmingham, Mich., Mrs. O. D. (Mary) MERCURY, Rochester, N.Y.; three sons, Marion Neil RADER, Three Rivers, Oscar L. [RADER], Kalamazoo, Mich., Alton C. [RADER], Peru; a sister, Mrs. Bessie SHIPLEY, Miles City, Mont.; twenty-seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nehews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Funeral services were conducted in Three Rivers on Wednesday and burial was at Moorepark Mich.

Edwin K. Irvine
Akron-Mentone News
Word has been received of the death of Edwin K. IRVINE, 76, Tampa, Fla. He died July 24, of leukemia.
Born May 11, 1893 on a farm northwest of Claypool, he was the son of George and Nellie KINSEY IRVINE. On Nov. 25, 1920, he was married to the former Cloa SMITH who survives.
The Irvines had lived in Florida the past 25 years. He operated the Tower Trailer Court in Tampa for several years.
Surviving with his widow are a daughter, Mrs. Milton (Cloene) MARSON, Oxnard, Calif.; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Joel (DeLoris) RODGERS of St. Petersburg, Fla. and six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bernice SMITH, of Claypool, and several nieces and nephews. He was a brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Mac SUMME, Silver Lake.
Funeral sevices were conducted Saturday afternoon in Tampa and burial was there.

M/Sgt. John Junior Lowman
Akron-Mentone News
M/Sgt. John Junior LOWMAN, 44, died in Tokyo, Japan where he was serving his third tour of duty with the U. S. Air Force. He had been hospitalized 14 months after suffering a heart attack. He planned to retire this fall.
The son of Walter Day and Althea AULT LOWMAN, he was born east of Burket on July 2, 1925.
He is survived by his widow, Hisai "Ann" LOWMAN, of Tokyo; his other, Mrs. Althea WOOD, Warsaw, six brothers, Donald LOWMAN, Sedonia, Ariz., Wayne LOWMAN, of Warsaw, Ike LOWMAN, Chicago, Max LOWMAN, Houston, Tex., Glen LOWMAN,Akron, and Dale LOWMAN, Warsaw. A sister, Betty [LOWMAN], preceded im in death.

Carrie Crager
Akron-Mentone News
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie CRAGER, 70, R.R. 2, Silver Lake, were conducted Tuesday at No. Manchester. Mrs.Crager died Saturday at her home after an illness of three years.
The daughter of Ezra and Alice CRILL BOOCHER, she was born June 26, 1899. She married Ralph E. CRAGER on Aug. 10, 1919. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the West Mahchester Brethren Church.
She is survived by seven children, Mrs. Thelma ZOBROSKY, R.R. 1, No. Manchester, Robert L. CRAGER, and Ralph CRAGER, Jr., R.R. 2, Silver Lake, Mrs. Betty SLUSHER, Pierceton, Donald E. CRAGER and Paul R. CRAGER, R.R. 2, No. Manchester, Mrs. Sharon CLARK, R.R. 2, Silver Lake; five brothers and sisters, Louis BOOCHER, Mrs. Ruby TALBOTT and George BOOCHER, Kewanna, Oscar BOOCHER and LeRoy BOOCHER, R.R. 2, Claypool, and fifteen grandchildren.

Mae M. Jontz
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Mae M. JONTZ, 88, Etna Green, died Wednesday at Plymouth.
Mrs. Jontz was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer LEWIS, and her second husband, Chester R. JONTZ. She was a member of the Etna Green Church of Christ, was a fifty-year O.E.S. member and was past matron of the Warsaw chapter.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jontz were conducted Saturday at Etna Green and burial was at Silver Lake.

Friday, August 1, 1969

Leverett R. Olin
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Leverett R. OLIN, 77, R.R. 2, Argos, who died Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth following a car-truck accident.
The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. The Argos Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at the same hour. Burial will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the Oakland cemetery at Elmdale. The Rev. Arthur SCHENCK will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, August 2, 1969

[no obits]

Monday, August 4, 1969

Lee O. Barker
Lee O. "Red" BARKER, 79, died Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in the Veterans Administration hospital at Marion, where he had been a patient the past two years. Death came after an illness of four years.
A lifetime residet of this community, Mr. Barker was born Dec. 3, 1889, in Rochester, the son of Lancaster "Lank" and Mary Ann MARSH BARKER. He was a retired carpenter and painter, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Rochester post of American Legion.
Surviving are two sons, Fred [BARKER], South Bend, and Robert [BARKER], Pitsburgh; two daughters, Mrs. John (Betty) GRAY, Lowell, and Mrs. Gilbert (Gloria) FLOHR, South Bend; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Leroy GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Robert C. Helser
Robert C. HELSER, 71, Elkhart, formerly of Silver Lake, died at his residence at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Born April 11, 1898, in Warsaw, he was the son of George and Lottie MOOBURY HELSER. A retired baker, he had resided in Elkhart 50 years, moving from Silver Lake. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodge in Elkhart.
Surviving are three brothers, Roy [HELSER], of North Manchester; John [HELSER], Fraser, Mich., and Ira [HELSER], R.R. 2, Akron; one sister, Mrs. Florence BARTON, North Manchester, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 5, 1969

[no obits]

Wednesday, August 6, 1969

Marjorie Witmeyer
Mrs. Marjorie WITMEYER, 45, 230 West Third street, died at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Rosemary Byrd Bunting
Mrs. Rosemary BYRD BUNTING, 45, sister of Mrs. John PUGH of Rochester, died Tuesday at Francesville after a long illness. She resided at Camarillo, Cal. Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Querry-Ulbright funeral home at Francesville with burial in that town.

Thursday, August 7, 1969

Marjorie E. Witmeyer
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Marjorie E. WITMEYER, 45, 230 West Third street, who died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. 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.
Mrs. Witmeyer died of cancer following a year of illness. She had been a patient at Woodlawn hospital since June 14.
She was born March 17, 1924, in Miami county, the daughter of James and Josephine MIKESELL HIGHT. Her marriage was Feb. 28, 1953, in Rochester, to Byron B. WITMEYER, who survives. She had lived the majority of her life here, moving from Miami county. She had been an employee of the First Narional bank 19 years, retiring one year ago due to ill health. She was a member of the First Christian church and the Young Woman's club.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Michael G. McINTYRE, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Alva (Marie) HOPPER, R.R. 3, Peru, and Mrs. Calvin (Naomi) MIKESELL, R.R. 5, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Her parents and one brother preceded in death.

William G. Moore
William G. MOORE, former Rochester resident, died Wednesday in Sacramento, Cal. He had been in failing health the past year. He is the brother of [N.] Clair MOORE, bailiff of Fulton circuit court.

Friday, August 8, 1969

James L. Powers
James L. POWERS, 78, Leiters Ford, died unexpectedly at his residence at 9:30 a.m. Thursday of a heart attack. He had been ill the past year.
Born April 9, 1891, in Bunker Hill, he was the son of Roger and Johanna O'BRIEN POWERS. His marriage was Dec. 17, 1932, at Kokomo, to Clara B. McCLAIN, who survives. Mr. Powers was a resident of the Leiters Ford area 13 years, moving from Kokomo.
Also surviving are two brothers, Charles A. POWERS, Kokomo, and William H. POWERS, Pocatello, Ida.; one sister, Mrs. Mary LAING, of Logansport, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the St. Patrick's Catholic church in Kokomo. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery there. The body will be transferred from the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver to the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo, where friends may call. The Rosary will be recited at the Fenn funeral home tonight at 7:30 o'clock.

Saturday, August 9, 1969

[no obits]

Monday, August 11, 1969

Nick Katkich/Kolich
Nick KATKICH, known locally as Nick KOLICH, died Friday at the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Lafayette at the age of 84. While in Rochesrter, he resided at the former Hertha's boardig house. Rites will be Tuesday at the chapel in the home at 10 a.m.

James Talbott
The Vietnam war brought Fulton county its 10th casualty over the weekend.
James TALBOTT, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs..Simon TALBOTT, R.R. 1, Kewanna, was killed in action in South Vietnam last Wednesday, his parents were informed Sunday by the Defense Department. No other details of the death were made available, but are expected to be learned later this week.
Talbott was a specialist fourth class in the Army and had reached his 21st birth anniversary on July 22. He had been in the Army for the past year and was sent to Vietnam five months ago. He was not married.
A graduate of Kewanna high school in 1967, he starred in basketball, track and baseball for the Indians.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
The other nine men to give their lives in the Vietnam war were: James AMEIGH, Disko; Neil McKINNEY, Akron; Roger MANNS, Akron; Dennis FAIRCHILD, Akron; James UTTER, Talma; Marvin WHITE, Talma; James BALLINGER, Rochester; Lawrence GIBSON, Rochester; and George PACKARD, Rochester.

Ruth M. Lincoln
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home in Logansport for Mrs. Ruth Mae LINCOLN, 49, Logansport, who died at 11:35 p.m. Friday in Pulaski County hospital at Winamac.
The Rev. Raymond SKELTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Surviving with her husband and mother are five sons, nine daughters, a brother, and one sister.

Loren C. Good
Final rites were conducted at 11 a.m. today in Monterey for Loren C. GOOD, 49, of Monterey, who died at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac. The Rev. Edward MATUZAK officiated. Burial was in St. Ann's cemetery at Monterey.
An employee of the Dean Milk company here, Mr. Good was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Ora, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles GOOD. His marriage was Jan. 13, 1947, at Monterey, to Pauline MASTERS, who survives. He was a member of the Rochester Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife and parents are two sons, Robert and Charles [GOOD], both at home, and two brothers, Rex and Donald [GOOD], both of Monterey.

Tuesday, August 12, 1969

Floyd R. Neff
Final rites will be condcted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Klaehn funeral home in Fort Wayne for Floyd R. NEFF, 83, Fort Wayne, who died Sunday in the Lutheran Home in that city.
A graduate of Rocheser high school, Mr. Neff attended Rochester Normal college and graduatd from Indiana university in 1913. He was director of the Fort Wayne Indiana University Extension Center 33 years.
Born in the Burton community, Mr. Neff was the last survivor of 11 children born to Jacob and Harriett WALTERS NEFF.

Henry C. Whetstone
Henry C. WHETSTONE, 89, Mentone, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday in Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Warren. He had been ill one year.
Born March 29, 1880, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of William and Jane CORRELL WHETSTONE. His marriage was Jan. 25, 1898, to Nona J. BREWER. She died Oct. 22, 1944. Mr. Whetstone had lived most of his life in the Mentone area and was a logger and lumberman.
Surviving are one son, Dewey [WHETSTONE], of Mentone; four daughers, Mrs. Kenneth TOWNE, South Bend; Mrs. Max WILLIAMS, Sequin, Texas; Mrs. Clyde DOWIS, and Mrs. Grant JOHNSON, both of Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, one brother, and two sisters preceded in death.
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 Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 13, 1969

William E. Listenberger
William E. LISTENBERGER, 81, Argos, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been a patient 14 days.
A prominent retired Argos businessman, he had resided there many years, moving from South Bend. He had operated the Argos cafe and was a former chief of the Argos fire departmet.
Born Sept. 10, 1887, near Bremen, he was the son of Adam and Margaret SCHNEIDER LISTENBERGER. His marriage was Oct. 7, 1908, in Argos. to Hattie KROUSE, who survives. He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, Argos Lions club, a charter member of the Argos Izaak Walton League, and the I.O.O.F.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Lena) BILLMAN, Argos, and Mrs. Robert (Betty) CURRENS, South Bend; two sons, Darwin [LISTENBERGER], of South Bend, and Floyd [LISTENBERGER], of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, August 14, 1969

James Talbott
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kewanna United Methodist church for James TALBOTT, 21, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who was killed in action in Vietnam on Aug. 6.
The Rev. Leroy WISE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Born July 22, 1948, in Plymouth, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon B. TALBOTT, R.R. 1, Kewanna.
Surviving, with his parents, are two sisters, Linda and Nancy [TALBOTT], both at home, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Goldie HAMMAN, Kewanna.
Talbott was the 10th casualty in Fulton county from the Vietnam war. He had been in the army for the past year and in Vietnam five months.
He was a graduate of Kewanna high school in 1966, and starred in basketball, track, and baseball for the Indians.

Friday, August 15, 1969

[no obits]

Saturday, August 16, 1969

Pha Baer
Friends here have been advised of the death of Mrs. Floyd [Pha) BAER, the former Pha HOOVER, on Aug. 10 at the Methodist home in Franklin. Mrs. Hoover, before her marriage, was a teacher of sixth grade at the old Columbia school here.

Harry J. Johnson
Harry J. JOHNSON, 46, formerly of Rochester, was killed Friday at 5 p.m. in an accident at his home, 504 West Jackson street, Mentone. Mr. Johnson had jacked up his auto and had just begn to work under the front ent when the vehicle slipped off the jack and crushed him.
Born July 22, 1923, at North Liberty, he was the son of John and Beatrice BECK JOHNSON and had lived in Mentone the past four years, moving from Rochester. His marriage was in 1960 at Rochester to Mary Frances KELLY, who suvives.
Mr. Johnson was employed as a truck driver for the K. G. Brown company and formerly worked at the Northern Indiana Cooperative at Mentone.
Also surviving are a daughter, Pamela [JOHNSON], at home; the father, John JOHNSON, Talma; three brothers, Wayne, North Liberty, Worth, Midlothian, Ill., and Lewis [JOHNSON], Talma; and five sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Mabel) HAINES, Nappanee, Mrs. Kenneth (Daisy) DOAN, North Liberty, Mrs. Robert (Mary) WAGONER, Rochester, Mrs. Floyd (Marjorie) THOMAS, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold (James) BRYANT, Spartanburg, S.C.
Last rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Norman McVEY officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn cemetery at North Liberty. Friends may call at the memorial home after Sunday noon.

Monday, Autust 18, 1969

Harry R. Carmean
Harry R. CARMEAN, 56, 327 Ewing street, Plymouth, died Saturday at 4 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a three-week illness. Death was due to a heart ailment.
Born April 18, 1913 at Van Wert, O., Mr. Carmean was the son of Reuben and Elizabeth SLANE CARMEAN. He had lived on R.R. 2, Argos, for 22 years, moving to Plymouth four years ago. Mr. Carmean was employed by McCord Corporation at Plymouth for 26 years.
His marriage was Nov. 26, 1934, to Mary SMITH, who survives. Other survivors:
Two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Linda) LEWIS, South Bend, and Mrs. Jerry (Nancy) PATTON, Argos; two sons, Ora [CARMEAN], Elkhart, and Gary [CARMEAN], Plymouth; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Velma KNEPPER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Olive FORBES, Niles, Mich.; three brothers, Virgil and Ora [CARMEAN], both of Fort Wayne, and Harold [CARMEAN], Grovertown. One sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with Joe KANARR officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Iva P. Smith
Mrs. Iva P. SMITH, 61, died Sunday afternoon at the Bloomington hospital after a serious illness of two months. Her husband, Harry [SMITH], is former minister of the Bethlehem Baptist church in Newcastle township.
The Smiths reside at Stanford, near Bloomington. The Rev. Smith is pastor of Knight Ridge Baptist church at Bloomington and also principal of Grandview elementary school there.
Born Feb. 3, 1908, in Monroe county, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Raymond and Ella HARDING SYLVESTER. She was a member of the Stanford Baptist church and Daughters of American Revolution.
Surviving, besides the husband, are her mother, of Harrodsburg; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Louise ARCHER, Goshen; Mrs. Rosemary HOFFMAN, Stanford, and Janet Sue [SMITH], at home; two sons, Carl Edwin [SMITH], Standord, and Charles Ray [SMITH], R.R. 6, Bloomington; a sister, Mrs. Lorita HICKMAN, Harrodsburg; three brothers, Damon SYLVESTER, R.R. 5, Bloomington; Edell SYLVESTER, Bloomington, and Charles Elmer SYLVESTER, Indianapolis; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m in the Stanford Baptist church with the Revs. Harley SKIRVIN and Larry SMITH officiating. Burial will be in Clover Hill cemetery at Harrodsburg. Friends may call at the Day funeral home in Bloomington from 7:30-9:30 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Claud Lewis
Claud LEWIS, 84, Hammond, formerly of Leiters Ford, died at 7:25 a.m. Sunday at his home. He had not been ill previously.
Born Sept. 11, 1884 in Leiters Ford, he was the son of Phillip and Lucinda SALES LEWIS. He had lived in Hammond for several years, moving there from Leiters Ford. He was retird from Yongstown Steel and Tube company in Hammond.
Surviving are three sons, Raymond T. [LEWIS], of Highland, Ind.; Harold C. [LEWIS], of Munster, and Kenneth M. [LEWIS], of Winnemucca, Nev.; four brothers, Roy and Walter [LEWIS], both of Terril, Ia.; Clark [LEWIS], of Twelve Mile, and Ray LEWIS, of South Carolina; a sister, Clara FEECE, Winamac; seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 19, 1969

Clara Crothers
Mrs. Clara CROTHERS, 79, Fort Wayne, died at 4 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital while visiting friends and relatives in Fulton county.
She had resided in Plymouth and Rochester before moving to Fort Wayne eight years ago.
The body has been taken to the Foster & Good funeral home.

Carrie Runkle
Rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church for Mrs. Carrie RUNKLE, 81, R.R. 1, Akron, who died Monday at 8:10 a.m. at her home after a two-year illness.
The Revs. Claude FAWNS and Terry SHUMAKER will officiate at rites [at Pleasant Hill church] and burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetry at Athens. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Wednesday and at the church an hour before the service.
Mrs. Runkle was born March 6, 1888, in Pulaski County, the daughter of William and Ellen THOMAS GUISE and had spent her lifetime in Fulton and Miami counties. She had lived at her present home 40 years.
Her marriage was March 10, 1910, at Denver, to William G. RUNKLE, who survives. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, Gerald [RUNKLE], R.R. 1, Akron; [a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Velma) KOTTERMAN, Macy]; eleven grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were one son, two grandchildren, five sisters and seven brothers.

Wednesday, August 20, 1969

[no obits]

Thursday, August 21, 1969

Marc Aughinbaugh
Akron-Mentone News
Mark AUGHINBAUGH, 10, died Thursday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been hospitalized seven weeks after falling 30 feet through a Penn Central Railroad bridge.
He is survived by his parents, Mr.and Mrs. Al QUINN; and a brother, Alan AUGHINBAUGH. His parents were former Silver Lake residents and he is a nephew of Mrs. Stanley WOLFE.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Columbia City.

Lowell M. Knauff
Lowell M. KNAUFF, 52, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 7:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after a two-year illness. He was employed at the Fulton County Farm Bureau Co-op elevator here.
Born in Miami county Dec. 19, 1916, he was the son of Ray and Lucille MILLS KNAUFF. He ws married to Naomi TEEL, who survives.
He was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church and the Masonic lodge at Mexico.
Also surviving are the mother, R.R. 1, Macy, a son, William [KNAUFF], Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Linda) HOOVER, Denver, and Colleen [KNAUFF], at home, and one grandchild.
Arrangements are pending at the Eikenberry-Murray funeral home in Peru.

Adolph W. Bagdon
Adolph W. BAGDON, 69, Akron, died early this morning at the Veterans Administration hospital in Fort Wayne following an illness of several years.
He was born Dec. 12, 1899 in Chicago to Mr. and Mrs. Peter BAGDON. He had lived in the Akron area for 20 years. He was a member of the Moose lodge and the DAV of South Bend. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are a cousin, Joe SWAIN, Warsaw, and a step-granddaughter, Mrs. Barbara JONES, East Chicago.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 22, 1969

Ernest H. Miller
Ernest H. MILLER, 59, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 12:20 a.m. today at Memorial hospital in South Bend of a coronary attack. He had been ill two weeks.
Mr. Miller was born on Dec. 16, 1909, in Akron. He was the son of Roy and Bessie TRACY MILLER. He was married in 1931 to Pauline MARBURGER, who survives.
Mr. Miller was a lifetime resident of the Akron and Macy ara and was engaged in farming. He was a member of the Gilead United Methodist church, Gilead F & AM Lodge 354, and the Gilead Eastern Star.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Bob (Bonnie) BAHNEY, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Donald (Carol) PERSONETTE, R.R. 1, Akron; a son, Jack [MILLER], Indianapolis; his father, Roy MILLER, R.R. 2, Macy, and twelve grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gilead United Methodist church, with the Revs. George HAPNER and Terry SHUMAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, after 2 p.m. Saturday and at the church in hour before serives. Masonic rites will be Saturday at 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Saturday, August 23, 1969

Leona B. Thomas
Mrs. Leona Blanche THOMAS, 63, Grass Creek, died early this morning at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac, where she was admitted two weeks ago. She had been ill for several months.
Born in Pulaski county in February of 1906, she was the daughter of Charles and Eleanor SUTTON. She was married March 10, 1923 to Floyd THOMAS, who died last July 25. She had lived in the Grass Creek area since the time of her marriage. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church, was president of the Wayne Progressive Home Demonstration club and had been head of the Woodlawn hospital auxiliary unit in Wayne township.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Donna) RIGGLE, Fulton, and Mrs. Bonnie FRY, Rossville; a son, Orville [THOMAS], Indianapolis; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo KNEBEL, Star City, and Mrs. Zela BONNELL, Winamac, and a brother, Charles Robert SUTTON, Peru.
Final rites are set tentatively for Monday at the Grass Creek United Methodist church. Arrangements are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Monday, August 25, 1969

Orville C. Foor
Orville C. FOOR, 70, R.R. 2, Macy, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his residence at 9:20 p.m. Sunday.
Born June 8, 1899, in Miami county, he was the son of Fran and Martha McDONALD FOOR. His marriage was Sept. 12, 1920, in Portland, to Nina CARVEY, who survives. A retired schoolteacher and farmer, he lived most of his life in Miami and Fulton counties. He was a member of the Macy Christian church and the Macy Masonic lodge. Mr. Foor was a World War I veteran.
Also surviving are two sons, Bill C. FOOR, Rockford, Ill., and [Nobert] D. FOOR, Galion, O.; five gradchildre. One daughter and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Chester H. WALTHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Loreen Hill
Mrs. Loreen HILL, 65, 326 1/2 West Fourth street, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had been ill two months.
Born July 4, 1905, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Edward and Ella PRIEST HILL. She had resided here with her son-in-law, Don MOORE, for the past four years.
Surviving are one granddaughter, Mrs. Shirley FORSYTHE, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred SPARKS, Hammond, and Mrs. Jeness BARKER, Miami, Fla. One daughter preceded in death.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Leona B. Thomas
Services were conducted this afternoon at the Grass Creek United Methodist church for Mrs. Leona Blanche THOMAS, 63, Grass Creek, who died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday at the Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac. The Rev. John REDDIX officiated and burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends are asked to donate to a student aid fund in memory of Mrs. Thomas.

Mrs. Oliver See
Mrs. Oliver SEE, former Rochester resident, died Sunday in Peru. Among the survivors are two brothers, King and Ernest FORD, of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Herman WAGONER, also of Rochester. Final rites will be Tuesday in Roann.

Tuesday, August 26, 1969

Loreen Hill
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Loreen HILL, 65, 326 1/2 West Fourth street, who died Sunday in Memorial hospital in South Bend.
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.

Wednesday, August 27, 1969

[no obits]

Thursday, August 28, 1969

Daniel S. Warner
Akron-Mentone News
Daniel Sidney WARNER, 88, who formerly resided in the Akron community with the W. W. BALLENGER family, died Wednesday at Anderson. He was recently visited by the Chas. WHITEs of Akron and will be remembered by other residents of this area. Funeral services were conducted Saturday.

Friday, August 29, 1969

Sue Ellen Richey and
David Allen Richey
Two of the triplets born to the Rev. and Mrs. Paul RICHEY of Tiosa have died at Elkhart General hospital but the third is reported as progressing satisfactorily.
The triplets were born about 4 p.m. Wednesday. Sue Ellen [RICHEY], died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday and David Allen [RICHEY], died at 7 p.m. Thursday. The third baby has been named Wayne [RICHEY]. The Rev. Richey is pastor of the First Brethren church in Tiosa. His wife is the former Patricia SIGNS.
Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter SIGNS, Orlando, Fla., and the paternal grandfather, Ralph RICHEY, Muncie.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Everette W. Davis
Everette William DAVIS, 56, 1229 Madison street, died of a coronary occlusion Thursday night while driving hie pickup truck near the Sheward bridge northeast of Rochester in Newcastle township.
Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner, pronounced Mr. Davis dead at the scene. The attack occurred shortly before the sheriff's office was notified at 10:41 o'clock.
Dr. Thomas RANDALL, Lafayette patholgist, determined the cause of death following an autopsy this morning.
The sheriff's office said Mr. Davis was driving south and the truck was about 20 feet north of the bridge when it went off the west side of the road and down an embankment.
A special deputy sheriff for a number of years, Mr. Davis was a lifetime resident of Rochester. He was born here, Aug. 21, 1915 to Anson and Selma DOWNS DAVIS. He was married May 13, 1932 in South Bend to Daisy ROE, who survives. He was employed by the Wayne Hittle Oil company.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. George (Judy) SNYDER, Hanover, Ill.; two sons, William A. [DAVIS] of Columbus, Miss., and Robert R. [DAVIS], of R.R. 1, Rochester; a foster-daughter, Susan A. WINTERS, Hugo, Okla., seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Major (Lela) ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. O. C. (Mary) HARTLE, LaPorte. A brother, Donald [DAVIS] died in 1959.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the Manitou Training Center.

Saturday, August 30, 1969

Carl L. McConkey
Carl L. McCONKEY, 61, owner of McConkey Auto Salvage in this city, died Friday at 2 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital where he had been a patient since Aug. 23.
He resided at 117 West 18th street.
Born July 27, 1908, at Leiters Ford, he was the son of Stanley and Della KLECKNER McCONKEY and had lived in this county all his life. His marriage was Jan. 2, 1938, at South Bend, to Mildred RUSSELL, who survives.
Mr. McConkey was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church, Rochester Moose and Eagles lodges, Chamber of Commerce and Fulton County Campers Association.
Also surviving are a son, Larry [McCONKEY], a teacher at Rochester high school; two grandchildren, Shad and Crystal [McCONKEY], and one sister, Mrs. Blanche BRYAN, Riverside, Cal. Preceding in death were one brother and two sisters.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 1, 1969

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 2, 1969

Lillie Myers
Mrs. Lillie MYERS, 88, former Talma resident, died at 11:25 a.m. today in the Golden Age Manor nursing home at Mishawaka. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, September 3, 1969

Sue Ellen Richey and
David Allen Richey
Wayne RICHEY, survivor of triplets born to the Rev. and Mrs. Paul RICHEY of Tiosa Wednesday, is reported "doing well" at Elkhart General hospital. Graveside services were conducted for the other two - Sue Ellen [RICHEY], who died three hours after birth, and David Allen [RICHEY], who died at 7 p.m. Thursday - at the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester Monday evening. The Rev. RICHEY is pastor of the Tiosa Brethren church.

Ora A. Smith
Ora A. SMITH, 84, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 6:20 a.m. today at the Murphy Meeical Center in Warsaw where he was a patient since Aug. 23.
Born Sept. 6, 1885 in Mentone, he was the son of John C. and Silence RABER SMITH. He had resided in the Mentone area all his life. He was married in Mentone to Pearl MORGAN in 1904; she died in 1949. He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Methodist church, Gleaners lodge and Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving are five sons, Ray, Max, Oliver and Chester [SMITH], all of Mentone, and Paul [SMITH], of North Manchester; a daughter, Blanche [SMITH], of Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Bertha SARBER, Mentone; ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A son, seven brothers and a sister preceded in death. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Lillie E. Myers
Mrs. Lillie E. MYERS, 88, formerly of R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday in the Golden Age Manor nursing home in Mishawaka. She had been a patient since Dec. 13, 1968 and in failing health one year.
Born Jan. 1, 1881, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Francis and Martilla BOWMAN ROGERS. Her first marriage was to Aaron BOWMAN who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to John W. MYERS, who also preceded in death. A resident of Fulton county the majority of her life, she was a member of the Methodist church at Talma and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Eldora) CALVERT, R.R. 5, Rochester; three sons, Emery BOWMAN, South Bend; Harold MYERS, Osceola, and Herbert MYERS, R.R. 4, Plymouth; one step-daughter, Mrs. Glen (Mary) PITTMAN, and one step-son, Kenneth MYERS, both of Mishawaka; thirteen grandchildren eight great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond ROGERS, Tucson, Ariz. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 4, 1969

O. M. Miller
O. M. MILLER, whose long lifetime was marked by successful careers in teaching, farming and civic leadership, died at 12:30 a.m. today in his home at 928 Jefferson street. He was 95 years of age.
Mr. Miller had been in ill health since January.
As a teacher, he specialized in mathematics and after his graduation from Indiana university in 1904 he began this career at Germany Station school west of Rochester, going on to other jobs at Antioch, Galveston and Tiosa schools in this area.
He then moved to Warren high school, advancing further in teaching posts at McKeesport and Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and at Muskegon, Mich. From 1910-24 he taught at Hyde Park high school in Chicago and at Chicago Teachers college.
Mr. Miller obtained a master's degree from the University of Chicago, also teaching mathematics there. He retired in 1939.
His early years were marked by his need to assist with work on the family farm five miles south of the city. As a result, his grade education did not end until he was 21 years of age. He then attended Rochester Normal university and entered I.U. in 1902, graduating two years later by taking many extra hours of classwork.
Upon his teaching retirement, he returned to Rochester and operated the family homestead as the Manitou Guernsey Farm. There he introduced farming methods well ahead of the time and developed an outstanding herd of Guernsey cows, which established national records for butterfat production.
When he moved to the Jefferson street home in the city, Mr. Miller became an active leader in local civic and church affairs.
As chairman of the Kiwanis club's agricultural committee, he was responsible for starting the adult farmers class at Rochester high school in 1950, which has operated annually since that time.
An active lay member of the Grace United Methodist church, Mr. Miller taught a Sunday School class there many years.
In 1951 he was Democratic nominee for mayor of the city, losing in a close race.
Mr. Miller also was deeply committed to the work of the American Cancer Society and had been active in the development of its Fulton county chapter. The Society gave him a special citation for his outstanding service in this regard.
During World War II he was active in Selective Service and Red Cross work.
Born Oct. 31, 1873, Orion Melvin MILLER was the son of Henry Allen and Elizabeth Margaret BLACKETOR MILLER. He was married twice, first to Grace Ellen POCOCK and then to Ethel Jean RASSWELLER, both of whom preceded in death.
He was a 52-year member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, and belonged to the South Bend Scottish Rite.
Surviving are one daugher, Miss Alida MILLER, at home; two sons, Allen [MILLER], Pullman, Wash., and Donald [MILLER], Stamford, Conn.; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Three children, Robert, Mabel and Jean [MILLER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating, assisted by the Masonic lodge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday. The family requests that friends make memorials other than flower to their favorite charity.

Elizabeth Watson
Mrs. Elizabeth WATSON, 92, died at 1 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs.Alice KELLER, R.R. 1, Culver, with whom she had lived since 1937. She had been in ill health for 10 years.
Born Jan. 26, 1877 in Prairie du Chien, Wis., she resided in Star City before moving to her daughter's home. She was married Nov. 28, 1906 in Osage, Ia., to Frank J. WATSON, who died Feb. 19, 1941.
Surviving with Mrs. Keller are three other daughters, Mrs. Helen BRUCKER and Mrs. Grace REINHOLD, both of Monterey, and Mrs. Mary SWEARER, South Bend; a son, Joseph S. [WATSON], of Owensboro, Ky.; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Mary of the Lake Catholic church in Culver with Father Joseph A. LENK officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery at Monterey.
The body will be removed from the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver to the family home on South Tulip road, where friends may call after noon Friday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday, September 5, 1969

Walter E. Eytcheson
Walter E. EYTCHESON, 52, Peru, former Rochester resident, died at Dukes hospital in Peru at 6 a.m. Thursday. A brother, Fred [EYTCHESON], lives at Nyona Lake. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Flowers and Leedy funeral home in Peru, with burial at Peru's Mount Hope cemetery.

Rosa Minglin
Mrs. Rosa MINGLIN, 84, South Bend, former Kewanna resident, died at her home Thursday evening.
Born in Peru Feb. 18, 1885, she moved to South Bend from Kewanna. Her husband, William [MINGLIN], died in 1958.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernest HOOVER and Mrs. Margaret KINGERY, both of South Bend; two sons, Charles [MINGLIN], of Mishawaka, and Glen [MINGLIN], of Muncie; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Forest G. Hay and Son funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens cemetery at Osceola. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, September 6, 1969

[no obits]

Monday, September 8, 1969

Blanche Brewer
Mrs. Blanche BREWER, 90, Argos, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth. She had been ill three months.
Born June 18, 1879, at Argos, she was the daughter of John C. and Martha CHAPMAN RUPE. Her first marriage was to Fred RANNELLS. He died in 1918. Her second marriage was to Marion L. BREWER, who died in 1948. She had resided in Argos 45 years, moving from Rochester. She was a charter member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and the Yellowstone club.
Surviving are one step-son, Frane BREWER, Argos, two nieces, Mrs. James (Martha Louise) MARSHALL, South Bend, and Mrs. Ben (Lucille) BYRON, Phoenix, Ariz.; two step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Revs. Jacob WAECHTER and Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William McCall
William "Bill" McCALL, 52, Miramar, Fla., a former Rochester resident, died Friday in the Veteran's hospital at Miami, Fla. He had been ill several months with cirrhosis of the liver.
Born April 12, 1917, in Rochester, he was the son of Walter and Lula Belle IRVINE McCALL. His marriage was Sept. 22, 1940, in South Bend, to Dorothy SEVERNS, who survives. A veteran of World War II, he was a refrigeration machinist and had resided the past 12 years in Miramar. He was a former employee at the Bailey Hardware here.
Also surviving are two sons, Harold [McCALL], of Opa Locka, Fla., and Phillip [McCALL], of Miami Gardens, Fla.; two grandchildren, and one brother, Herman [McCALL], of Rochester.
Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Roscoe J. Conrad
Roscoe J. CONRAD, 74, 939 East Ninth street, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Saturday. He had been ill three years and serious one year.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, he was born Aug. 24, 1895, in the Millark neighborhood. He was the son of John Wesley and Daisy Dell CONRAD. His marriage was Feb. 10, 1937, in Winamac, to Catherine MUNCY.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Baptist church, the Moose and the Elks lodges.
Surviving are his wife; one son, The Rev. Byron E. CONRAD, Kinnear, Wyo.; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Rachel) CRAIG, Rochester; Mrs. Roy Devern (Grace) BRUBAKER, Kokomo; one step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) KERN, Rochester; one step-son, Walter BEAUDOIN, Bradley, Ill.; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Howard {Carrie) KING, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Leroy GARNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Fred B. Rush
Fred B. RUSH, 82, a native of Wayne township, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at the Veteran's hospital in Indianapolis. He had resided at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors home in Lafayette for 20 years, moving there from Fairbury, Neb.
Born June 10, 1887, he was the son of John W. and Susan A. KIRCHNER RUSH. He was a retired sign painter and a member of the Fairbury FVW and the Kewanna American Legion. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Paul WILLS, R.R. 2, Kewanna.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Gene SELLERS officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the Kewanna American Legion will conduct military rites.

Tuesday, September 9, 1969

Clurel C. Mikesell
Clurel C. MIKESELL, 65, prominent Fulton county farmer, died at 12:25 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a short illness. He resided on R.R. 1, Culver.
Mr. Mikesell was a director of the Fulton County REMC, president of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and assistant postmaster at Leiters Ford.
Born Jan. 12, 1904, at Culver, he was the son of Claud and Clara EASTERDAY MIKESELL and had spent his lifetime in the Leiters Ford and Culver areas. His marriage was Nov. 28, 1924 at Plymouth, to Nellie SHIVELY, who survives.
Mr. Mikesell was a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist church, the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge and the Aubbeenaubbee Township Conservation club.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Agnes KLINE, Monterey; Mrs. Betty MILLER, Elkhart, and Mrs. Joyce PLANTE, Culver; three brothers, Donald and Oscar [MIKESELL], both of Culver, and Arthur [MIKESELL], Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. Opal BENEDICT, Culver, and nine grandchildren.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Hope United Methodist church, northwest of Leiters Ford. The Rev. Arthur BISHOP and the Rev. Leon HOFFER will officiate and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Grace O. Huppert
Mrs. Grace O. HUPPERT, 88, Akron, died today at 2:30 a.m. in her home after an extended illness.
Born Nov. 1, 1880, in Blain, Pa., she was the daughter of William and Mary TEITZEL OWINGS. Her marriage was Dec. 27, 1903, to Chris HUPPERT, who died in 1941. Mrs. Huppert had lived in the Akron community 50 years.
She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Homer (Nellie) GOOCH, Warsaw; two sons, William C. [HUPPERT], Akron, and Stanley O. [HUPPERT], Cleveland, O., six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. A son, Harry [HUPPERT], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. C. M. FAWNS and the Rev. Dan BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dennis I. Downs
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Dennis I. DOWNS, 21, son of William J. DOWNS, Sr., of this city, who was killed Saturday in a one-car crash in Thousand Oaks, Cal.
Full military rites will be conducted by the South Bend Naval Reserve Center. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

William McCall
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for William McCALL, 52, Miramar, Fla., who died Friday at the Veterans hospital in Miami. He was a former resident of this city.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Roscoe J. Conrad
Among the survivors of Roscoe J. CONRAD, 939 East Ninth street, who died Sunday, is a sister, Mrs. Howard (Carrie) KING, of Rochester. One sister, Eva [CONRAD], preceded in death.

Wednesday, September 10, 1969

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Thursday, September 11, 1969

Dennis I. Downs
Father Harold E. WELLER will conduct the Rosary at 8 o'clock this evening in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Dennis I. DOWNS, 21, who was killed Saturday in California.

Gaston D. Coplen
Gaston D. COPLEN, 73, R.R. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his residence at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Born July 28, 1896, in Newcastle township, he was the son of Charles and Eva SMITH COPLEN. His marriage was in 1922, to Gladys BRYANT, who survives. A farmer, he had spent most of his life in Newcastle township. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Virginia) MIKESELL, R.R. 5, Rochester; one son, Maurice COPLEN, R.R. 2, Akron; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard COPLEN, R.R. 2, Akron; four sister,s Mrs. Russell (Lucy) GOOD, Argos; Mrs. William (Josephine) IRELAN, Kokomo; Mrs. Richard (Hope) WALDO, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Wayne (Doris) CRAIG, Petersburg. Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Harry SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Connie Johnson
Connie Jean JOHNSON, 24, a patient at the Rochester nursing home for 11 years, died Wednesday morning at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis. She had been ill since last March.
Born Jan. 22, 1945 in Monticello, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray JOHNSON. She came to Rochester from Monticello.
The father survives, along with brothers and sisters.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Miller funeral home in Monticello. Burial will be in Chalmers. Donations can be made in her memory to the Manitou Training Center.

Glyde M. Mitschelen
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Glyde [M.] MITSCHELEN, 73, a former Akron resident who moved to Elkhart in 1949, died Aug. 31 in the Elkhart General Hospital where she had been admitted Aug. 8. She had been ill for several years.
The adopted daughter of John and Flora ROTZOLL, she was born Dec. 8, 1895 in Iowa. She was the widow of the late Monroe [O.] MITSCHELEN whom she married Dec. 13, 1916 in Merrimac, Wis. He died in 1946. Mrs. Mitschelen was a housewife.
She was a member of the First Church of God in Elkhart and the Lincoln Ladies Aide Society in Akron.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edison (Mable) WHITE, Plainfield, Mrs. Wm. (Nydia) FINK, Elkhart, and three sons, Wilyard, Wilbur, and Glen [MITSCHELEN], all of Elkhart; twenty-one grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A brother, Robert BORDERS, Chicago, also survives.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the First Church of God in Elkhart with Rev. Carl STUDEBAKER officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Akron.

Friday, September 12, 1969

Rosanna Hall
Mrs. Don (Rosanna) HALL, 47, the former Rosanna RUH of Rocheser, died Thursday at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, after an illness of six weeks. She resided at 348 23rd street in Santa Monica.
Mrs. Hall, who had lived in California the past 20 years, was born in this city Jan. 18, 1922, the daughter of the late Frederick and Edith RUH. Her father owned the Blue Drug Store, now the Baxter Drug Store.
Mrs. Hall graduated from Rochester high school and attended Denison university at Granville, O. She is survived by her husband, three children, David, Peter and Cynthia [HALL]; one grandchild, and an aunt, Mrs. Lucy RUH PELL, Brazil, Ind. A brother, Frederick [RUH], preceded in death.
Last rites will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Little Chapel of the Dawn at Santa Monica. The family requests contributions to the arthritis foundation through Gates, Kingsley and Gates funeral home in Santa Monica.

Francis E. Brown
Francis E. BROWN, 60, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died unexpectedly at 1:25 p.m. Thursday of a heart attack at his residence.
Born June 10, 1909, in Warsaw, he was the son of William and Blanche DAVIS BROWN. His marriage was Oct. 17, 1935, in Warsaw, to Letha GOODMAN, who survives. Mr. Brown was a salesman for the Lake City Wholesale company.
Also surviving is one son, Ronald [BROWN], R.R. 5, Warsaw.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Norman McVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, September 13, 1969

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Monday, September 15, 1969

Ruth A. Bardsley
Mrs. Ruth A. BARDSLEY, 65, Kewanna, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born in Kewanna Nov. 29, 1903, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles GRAHAM. She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church and the Cass County Society for the Blind.
Surviving are a son, Paul [BARDSLEY], of Portagte; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jo GERMAIN, Leiters Ford; three grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Ruby GRAHAM, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Clara McINTYRE, South Bend, and two brothers, Paul [GRAHAM], of Edwardsburg, Mich., and Charles [GRAHAM], of Memphis, Tenn.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Leroy WISE officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery northeast of Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Tuesday, September 16, 1969

William F. Billman
William F. BILLMAN, 79, R.R. 1, Rochester, Lake Manitou, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth. He had been ill four months.
Born Feb. 18, 1890, at Columbia City, he was the son of Charles and Savilla ROGERS BILLMAN. His marriage was Oct. 5, 1908, at Valparaiso, to Elsie KOSANKE, who survives. He had resided at Lake Manitou 23 years, moving from Argos. He was a former employee of the Armour's Creamery company here. Mr. Billman was a charter member and long-time secretary of the Argos Chapter of Izaak Walton League and the Argos Lions club.
Also surviving are two sons, Vernon BILLMAN, Argos, and Wallace BILLMAN, Miami, Fla.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clarence SCHROEDER, Fort Wayne; one brother, Howard BILLMAN, Bell, Cal. One brother and one sister preceded in death. Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 17, 1969

Kathryn M. Hopper
Mrs. Kathryn Marie HOPPER, 50, R.R. 3, Peru, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. She had been ill one year.
Born Jan. 11, 1919, in Miami county, she was the daughter of James Hight and Josephine MIKESELL. Her marriage was in 1939 to Alva HOPPER, who survives. She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren and the Home Economics club of Miami county.
Also surviving are two sons, Jerry HOPPER, Aitch, Pa., and Jeff HOPPER, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Robert SHAFFER, R.R. 3, Peru, and one sister, Mrs. Calvin MIKESELL, R.R. 5. Rochester.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru. The Rev. Donald RITCHEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Neal Price
Neal PRICE, 59, Whiting, brother of Al PRICE of this city, died this morning of leukemia, following a three-year illness.
A retired merchant at Whiting, Mr. Price was a native and lifetime resident of that city. Also surviving are the wife, son, daughter, another brother and two sisters. Last rites and burial will be at Whiting.

Thursday, September 18, 1969

Emma Herrold
Mrs. Emma HERROLD, former resident of Grass Creek, died Wednesday in South Bend following an illness of two weeks.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur GAYMOR, of Elkhart, and one grandson.
Final rites will be conducted at the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend where friends may call. Graveside rites will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Grass Creek cemetery.

Friday, September 19, 1969

Samuel McDowell
Samuel McDOWELL, Marion, N.C., former resident of Rochester, died at his residence Saturday of a heart attack. He was a lumber salesman and resided here a number of years.

W. Claude Kindig
W. Claude KINDIG, 70, R.R. 2, Macy, one mile south of Deedsville, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday in Dukes hospital at Peru where he was admitted Sept. 10.
A lifetime resident of the Deedsville area, he was born May 16, 1899, at Deedsville, the son of Nelson and Sarah DEEDS KINDIG. His marriage was Sept. 21, 1918, in Peru, to Enid D. HART, who survives. Mr. Kindig was a retired builging contrctor of Kindig and Son Company. He was a member of the Deedsville I.O.O.F. lodge and the United Methodist Church at Deedsville.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Robert N. KINDIG, Deedsville, and William H. KINDIG, Decatur, Ill.; five grandchildren, and one brother Albert E. KINDIG, of Milwaukee, Wis.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Deedsville United Methodist church. The Rev. David T. FRAIN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Deedsville. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester after 2 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Saturday, September 20, 1969

Walter Caffyn
Walter CAFFYN, 80, former resident of Rochester, died Wednesday at St. Petersburg, Fla., where he had resided since leaving this city 20 yers ago. He was unmarried. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Gerald D. Overmyer
Rites were held this afternoon at Warsaw for Gerald D. OVERMYER, 74, retired Warsaw auto dealer who died Wednesday at Lansing, Mich. He had suffered a stroke in that city Sept. 6. A World War I veteran, he spent his childhood years in Leiters Ford. His parents were Louis and Estelle OVERMYER.

James E. Gray
James E. GRAY, 58, 1130 Bancroft avenue, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient six days. He had been in failing health two years. He had lived most of his life in Rochester.
Born July 29, 1911 in Rochester, he was the son of Margaret GRAY. He was married Sept. 19, 1938 in Catlettsburg, Ky., to Mary E. TERRY, who survives. Mr. Gray was a radio and television repairman.
Surviving are an aunt, Mrs. Clara CARR, Rochester, and numerous cousins.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 22, 1969

Helen Beck Stayton
Miss Helen Beck STAYTON, 59, R.R. 5, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 6:45 a.m. Sunday shortly after arriving at Woodlawn hospital.
Born Dec. 3, 1909, in Fulton county, she was the daugher of Joseph and Martha BECK DILLMAN. She had been employed at the Chamberlain Products company here for the past five years. She was a member of the Sandhill Methodist church.
Surviving are her father; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Doris) DUFF, R.R. 1, Rochester; two brothers, Jesse DILLMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester, and John DILLMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester, and one nephew, Steve DUFF, R.R. 1, Rochester. One brother and her mother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Revs. Garrett PHILLIPS and Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Walter W. Caffyn
Memorial service was held today at St. Petersburg, Fla., for Walter Wolf CAFFYN, 80, former Rochester resident who died Thursday at Mound Park hospital in St. Petersburg.
Chapel service will be Tuesday at the John Rhodese funeral home and burial will be in Royal Palm cemetery in St. Petersburg.
Born July 31, 1889, at the family home at 913 Jefferson street, Mr. Caffyn later lived many years at 928 Main street. He was the son of Charles and Emma WOLF CAFFYN. Recent years he had spent in St. Petersburg and he did not often return to this city.
Mr. Caffyn's maternal grandfather, C. C. WOLF, was a jeweler in Rochester and one of the city's earliest merchants.
A 1909 graduate of Rochester high school, Mr. Caffyn was a veteran of World War I and an active member of Masonic orders. He was past master of the Rochester lodge, past high priest of the St. Petersburg Council R. & S. M. and past eminent commander of Sunshine Commandery, Knights Templar.
Having held the highest office in all four York Rite bodies of Masonry, he was awarded membership in Miami's Knights of the York Cross of Honor. In February, 1963, he was granted a 50-year membership pin by the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Mr. Caffyn also was a charter member of the Rochester American Legion Post. There are no known survivors. His last immediate relative, a cousin, was Mrs. Octavius PHILLIPS, the former Charlotte BLASINGHAM, who died in San Diego, Cal., last December.

Russell E. Oatess
Last rites were held this morning at Crawfordsville for Russell E. OATESS, 58, former resident of Rochester who died Friday afternoon at the Crawfordsville hospital after a five-year illness. Burial was in Royal Center.
Mr. Oatess had resided in Crawfordsville the past 20 years, managing the Singer Sewing Center there for seven years.
A former City Councilman here, he also had operated a chicken hatchery at 214 East Sixth street. He was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Born in Star City July 14, 1911, he was the son of William and Elizabeth RUDICEL OATESS. His marriage was at Royal Center April 29, 1934, to Dorothy PUFAHL, who survives. He was a member of the Crawfordsville United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two sons, William and Donald [OATESS], both of Indianapolis; a daughter, Beth Ann [OATESS], a junior at Purdue university; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Esther ABBOTT, Star City; Mrs. Clara WERTZ, Conway, O.; Mrs. Nellie STRAUCH, Logansport, and Mrs. Mary SILVENUS, Silver Lake. One sister preceded in death.

Tuesday, September 23, 1969

Emma C. Alber
Mrs. Emma Celeste ALBER, 76, R.R. 2, Walton, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday at her residence. She had been ill four years.
Born Feb. 7, 1893, in White county, she was the daughter of Edward M. and Mary GUGEL BURTON. Her marriage was May 31, 1916, to Calvin ALBER. Mrs. Alber was a member of the Anoka United Methodist church, Eastern Star of Fulton, and the Onward Grange club.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Paul Dean ALBER, Manchester, Mich., and Clyde ALBER, St. Ann., Mo; two daughters, Miss Faith E. ALBER, Tucson, Ariza., and Mrs. Ruth E. MAYHILL, R.R. 3, Logansport; a foster-son, Winthworth BURTON, Monroe Falls, O.; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Effie) GRAHAM, Rochester; an aunt, Mrs. Emma GUGEL, Marion; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be conductd at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Fletcher Lake Methodist church. The Rev. Gary EVANS will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Wolf funeral home in Walton and at the church one hour prior to services. The Fulton Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 8 o'clock tonight in the funeral home.

Juanita Skever
Mrs. Juanita SKEVER, 50, Chicago, died at 11 p.m. Sunday in the Holy Cross hospital in Chicago following an illness of 18 months. She was the daughter of John KAULINAS, R.R. 2, Plymouth.
Mrs. Skever was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Allegan, Mich., to John and Anna KAULINAS.
Surviving with her husband, Bruno [SKEVER], and her father, are one daughter, Joyce BIKNERIS, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Violet VAITIS, Chicago, and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Lawrence TIPPMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 24, 1969

William P. Reuschling
William P. REUSCHLING, 84, 1113 Hill street, died at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one week. He had been ill a year.
Born Aug. 3, 1885, in Logansport, he was the son of Joseph and Mary TROTTER REUSCHLING. His marriaged was June 28, 1933, in Logansport, to Olive DELWARE, who survives. A retired tool and die maker, he had resided here 15 years, moving from Star Ciy. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Logansport.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Anna HOLSLER, Fowler. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday where the Masonic lodge of Rochester will conduct memorial rites at 8 o'clock.

Clinton B. Callander
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Forest G. Hay funeral home, South Bend, for Clinton B. CALLANDER, 79, South Bend, who died Tuesday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, the former Inez MADARY of Rochester.

Thursday, September 25, 1969

Roy Eugene Bahney and
Judy Kay Bahney
Double rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Deedsville United Methodist church for Roy Eugene and Judy Kay BAHNEY, R.R. 1, Macy, who were killed by a car Wednesday at 7:25 a.m. while awaiting a school bus, two-tenths of a mile east of Deedsville.
The Rev. David FRANE will officiate and burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.
The victims, Roy Eugene, 11, and Judy Kay, 8, pronounced dead at the scene, were the children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert BAHNEY, R.R. 1, Macy.
Bahney is employed by Wolf Construction company, Logansport, and Mrs. Bahney works at the Chamberlin Products company at Akron.
State Police Sgt. John GAYLOR said the childrn were standing in front of their home in the driveway when they were struck by Jaun C. GUYER, 21, R.R. 1, Denver.
A school bus, driven by Duane NICKLAUS, was scheduled to pick up five of the Bahney children at 7:30 a.m. and deliver them to Macy elementary school. Nicklaus said he did not see the accident and was about a half-mile away from the scene.
Gaylor said police are not sure where the Bahney children were standing at the time of impact. He said there were no auto skid marks.
The boy was carried 228 feet by the auto and his sister 121 feet before her body was thrown over a fence.
Also waiting for the school bus but not injured were Kathy, 12, Cindy, 10, and Katrina [BAHNEY], 9.
Both dead children suffered broken necks and crushed chests.
Guyer was returning home after having worked the night shift at General Tire company in Peru. He was enroute east on County Road 1000 North.
Accordig to sheriff Lowell HARMON, Guyer's car went off the right side of the road onto the berm, into a ditch and came back on the road after the car hit the children.
No charges have been filed. The accident is under investigation by state police and the Miami county sheriff's department.
Roy Eugene was born Dec. 18, 1957, in Rochester, and Judy was born Sept. 18, 1961, also in Rochester.
Surviving with the parents are four sisters, Diana, Kathy, Cindy, and Katrina Ann [BAHNEY], all at home; two brothers, Gary Lee and Dennis [BAHNEY], also at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ernest MILLER, Gilead; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nellie BAHNEY, Akron; the great-grandfather, Roy MILLER, Gilead, and aunts and uncles.

Howard D. Day
Howard D. DAY, 65, Peru, former Akron resident, died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru. He had been ill 12 days.
Born June 24, 1904, in Akron, he was the son of Ralph and Esta ENGLE DAY. His marriage was Feb. 27, 1926, in Peru, to Ruth BILLAND, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in Miami, Fulton and Wabash counties during his lifetime. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge.
Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Jordan (Elda) HUDSON, Silver Lake; Mrs. John (Darla) EADS, North Manchester; Mrs. Curtis (Esta) GULLETT, Indianapolis; Mrs. Hugh (Phyllis) SHEARRER, Detoit; Mrs. Richard (Peggy) RAY, Peru, and Mrs. Pollis (Lolitta) CAUFEY, Trenton, Mich.; three sons, William Ray [DAY], roann; Gene Ray [DAY], Peru, and Morris [DAY], of Liberty Mills; his mother, Mrs. Esta DAY, Akron; twenty-nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Morris (Phyllis) HIPP, Highland, and Miss Veville DAY, Akron; two brothers, [Bower] "Si" DAY, Macy, and John DAY, Akron. Three sons, two grandsons, and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Victor YEAGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday until the hour of services on Sunday.

Roy Kumler
Roy KUMLER, 82, Grass Creek, died at 1:15 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
Born Feb. 27, 1887, in Grass Creek, he was the son of John J. and Almeda URBIN KUMLER. His marriage was June 27, 1910, to May E. EDGERTON, who survives. A retired carpenter, he had formerly worked in the bank at Kewanna and Grass Creek. At the time of his death he was the custodian at the Grass Creek fire department. He was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Dean [KUMLER], Kewanna, and Byron [KUMLER], Troy, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Lindsy (Lois) EWEN, R.R. 6, Rochester; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. Seven brothers and six sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grass Creek United Methodist church. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Ortha L. Blue
Mrs. Ortha L. BLUE, 90, Martinsville, former Mentone resident, died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in the Morgan county hospital in Martinsville.
A former postmistress at Mentone, she had moved to Martinsville in 1952. Her marriage was to Lindzy BLUE, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, Sam BLUE, Martinsville; Dr. Max BLUE, Richmond, Ky., and Robert E. BLUE, Midland, Mich., and several grandchildren.
Final rites will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, September 26, 1969

John Lester Emmons
Funeral services were this afternoon for John Lester EMMONS, 73, Palm Beach, Fla., a former Rochester resident, who died this week. Survivors include the widow, Dessie [EMMONS], of Palm Beach, and a sister, Edna SMITH, Manhattan Beach, Cal. Mr. Emmons was employed at the former Studebaker plant in South Bend until retirement.

Owen G. Moody
Owen Glen MOODY, 58, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 2 p.m. Thursday at his residence of a heart attack.
Born Aug. 24, 1911, in Steward county, Tenn., he was the son of T. M. and Maude KEEL MOODY. His marriage was in 1946, to Nellie HUTCHISON, who survives. He had resided in Kokomo since 1944, moving from Royal Center. He was a retired employee of the Haynes-Stellite company in Kokomo. Mr. Moody was a member of the Rochester Moose and Eagles lodges, the Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne, Masonic lodge and Eastern Star at Macy.
Also surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) CRISPEN, Macy, and Mrs. Dale (Phyllis) FLOYD, R.R. 1, Rochester; one step-son, Cotus Leroy HUTCHISON, Akron; thirteen step-grandchildren seven brothers; two sisters; one half-sister, and two half-brothers.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Ellars chapel at Kokomo. Burial will be in the Shiloh cemetery. Friends may call at the Ellars chapel in Kokomo after 1 p.m. Sunday where Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 27, 1969

Ida Walker
Mrs. Harvey (Ida) WALKER, 85, R.R. 2, Macy, died of a heart attack at 10 a.m. Friday in Dukes hospital at Peru. She had been ill one year
Born Sept. 29, 1883 in Roann to Orlando and Lydia WHITTLE ACHEY, she had lived in Miami county all her life. She was married in Roann Feb. 22, 1905 to Harvey WALKER, who survives. She was a member of the Chili Baptist church.
Surviving with the husband are five daughters, Mrs. John (Beulah) WINNINGHAM, Peru; Mrs. Elwood (Bernice) ARTHUR and Mrs. Casey (Mary Katherine) CAMPBELL, both of Akron; Mrs. Gladys DEEDS, Rochester, and Mrs. Lyman (Eathel) MONGOSA, Denver; ten sons, Ralph, Clifford, Donald and Wayne [WALKER], at home; Robert and Arthur [WALKER], Russell [WALKER], of Macy; Kenneth and Melvin [WALKER], of Wabash, and Eugene [WALKER], of Denver; fifty grandchildren; sixty great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary THOMASON, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Fannie CRAIG, Beech Grove.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Chili Baptist church with the Rev. Walter MORRIS officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 4 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, September 29, 1969

Mike Jonushaitis
Last rites were held today at LaPorte for Mike JONUSHAITIS, 78, LaPorte, who died Friday at the Anderson sanitarium there. He was the father of Ewald JONUSHAITIS, R.R. 4, Rochester. Mr. Jonushaitis was a native of Lithuania. Also surviving are a daughtter, three other sons, fourteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one brother.

Frances Mikesell
Mrs. Frances M. MIKESELL, 74, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill five years.
Born June 23, 1895, in Cass county, she was the daughter of William R. and Mary HORN LEMMON. Her marriage was Mar. 28, 1923, in Fulton, to Harold R. MIKESELL, who survives. Mrs. Mikesell was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. P. W. (Marjorie) TERPSTRA, R.R. 1, Rochester; three sons, Harold E. [MIKESELL], R.R. 4, Rochester; William R. [MIKESELL], of Plymouth, and Paul L. [MIKESELL], of Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Carrie) UNGER, R.R. 1, Lucerne, and Miss Elma LEMMON, R.R. 1, Lucerne; one brother, Carl [LEMMON], of Lucerne; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton United Methodist church. The Revs. LeRoy GARNER and Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Tuesday, September 30, 1969

Fred E. Miller
Fred E. MILLER, 62, 524 Fulton avenue, died at 11:35 p.m. Monday at his residence of a heart attack.
A lifetime resident of this community, he was born Aug. 26, 1907, in Logansport, the son of Lovell G. "Peck" and Gertrude COLLINS MILLER. His marriage was Nov. 12, 1932, in Michigan, to Mercedes L. BECKER, who survides.
Mr. Miller was club manager for the Manitou Moose lodge 15 years. He was also a member of the Rochester Elks and Eagles lodges.
Surviving with his wife are his mother, of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy MOORE, of Rochester; one nephew, and four nieces.
Final rites will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Vernon LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Paul R. Smith
Paul R. "Butch" SMITH, 23, Rochester, died Monday in Texarkana, Texas, as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Paul and his brother Danny [SMITH], were traveling in separate cars to a new job in Dickinson, Texas. They stopped early Monday morning for a few hours rest and it is thought that Paul became chilled and started his car motor which resulted in his death by monoxide poisoning. He was found at 10 a.m.
He was born Jan. 4, 1946, in Winamac, the son of John B. and Bessie LEWIS SMITH. He lived most of his life in the Talma neighborhood and attended Talma schools.
Upon completion of school, he enlisted in the Marine corps and served in Vietnam. He was awarded the Purple Heart in June, 1967. A recent employee of the McMahan Construction company, he was a member of the Manitou VFW, the Manitou Moose lodge, and Iowa American Legion.
Surviving are his mother, of Rochester, a daughter, Kelly Ann SMITH, of Iowa; two brothers, Danny B. [SMITH], Rochester and John Michael SMITH, of Marion; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Loren KRAMER, of Talma; the grandfather, Nolan LEWIS, Spokane, Wash.; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Edward LOWE, Rochester; an aunt, Mrs. George (Vera) HARPER, Rochester; three uncles, Robert KRAMER and Paul LEWIS, both of Rochester, and Nolan LEWIS, Portland, Ore.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeraql home. The Rev. Clyde BLACK 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.

Wednesday, October 1, 1969

Paul R. Smith
An additional survivor of Paul R. "Butch" SMITH, 23, Rochester, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Texarkana, Texas Monday, is an uncle, Leonard C. LEWIS of Detroit. Also, Mr. Smith was born Jan. 4, 1947 in Logansport, rather than in Winamac as previously reported.

Sarah L. Blue
Sarah L. BLUE, 93, 421 Indiana avenue, died at 630 a.m. today in the Miller Nursing home, where she had been a patient for several years.
She was the last surviving member in a family of five children. Her father came to this city in a covered wagon during the pioneer days.
She was born Aug. 23, 1876 in Rocheter, the daughter of Allen and Ellen (HAIMBAUGH) FENSTERMAKER. Her first marriage was in December, 1893, to Harmon SHUMAN. Her second marriage was Sept. 14, 1921, to Alonzo BLUE. He died in 1943. She resided all her life in Rochester with the exception of 22 years spent in Mentone. She was a former employee of the Karn's Coffee Shop and a member of the Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Dee SHUMAN, of Rochester; a grandson, Devon SHUMAN, Rochester; two great-granddaughers, Linda LANTZ and Beth SHUMAN, both of Rochester; three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. V. A. LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Malcolm Young
Malcolm YOUNG, brother of Mrs. Wayne HITTLE of Rochester, died about noon today in the St. Francis hospital, Peoria, Ill.
Mrs. Sophia GORDON, 429 West Fourth street, died at 12:45 p.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.
Arrangements for both services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, October 2, 1969

Sophia Gordon
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Sophia GORDON, 90, 429 West Fourth street, who died Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Leroy GARNER 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.
Born Sept. 5, 1879, in the Antioch community, Fulton county, she was the daughter of William and Wilhelmina ZWINGEIZEN TETZLAFF. Her marriage was Feb. 28, 1903, in Fulton, to Frank GORDON. He died in September, 1954. She had resided in this community her entire live and was a member of the Antioch United Brethren church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Verl (Ida) SHAFER, Rochester; Mrs. Vernon (Pauline) CRANMER, South Bend; Mrs. Harry (Josephine) WARNER, Rochester, and Mrs. Edwin (Mabel) UMBAUGH, of Mishawaka; four sons, Howard [GORDON], of Peru; Arthur and Lester [GORDON], both of Rochester, and Carl [GORDON], of South Bend; seventeen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Glen M. Young
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Glen Malcolm YOUNG, 31, Peoria, Ill., who died Wednesday in St. Francis Hospital at Peoria.
The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. on Friday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made at the funeral home for the Kidney Foundation.
Mr. Young had been ill two years with a kidney ailment.
He was born Nov. 12, 1937, in Rochester, the son of Wilbert and Hilda CHARLES YOUNG. He had lived most of his life in the Rochester vicinity. A graduate of Rochester high school, he attended Butler university and Indiana University Extension school at South Bend. He was a loan manager of the Midland-Guardian Investment company of Peoria. He was a member of the United Presbyterian church of Rochester.
Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Wayne (Ida) HITTLE, of Rochester; two nieces, Debbi and Pam HITTLE, Rochester, and numerous cousins. A brother, Lionel W. YOUNG, preceded in death.
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Olive N. Border
Mrs. Olive Nell BORDER, 72, Elkhorn, Wis., died at 11:15 a.m. today of a heart attack at the residence of her son, Dairl BORDER, 1528 Main street. She had been a visitor at her son's residence a month.
Born Aug. 16, 1897, in Ladora, Ia., she was the daughter of Harry and Nancy Catherine YORK. Her marriage was Feb. 17, 1917, in Ladora, to Ellis Bryon BORDER. He died in June, 1957. She was a member of the United Methodist church at Spring Prairie, Wis. and the Homemaker's club.
Surviving with her son are one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Gail) MYER, Elkhorn, Wis.; three sons, Keith BORDER, Janesville, Wis.; Earl BORDER, San Jose, Cal., and Richard [BORDER], of East Troy, Wis. eighteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. V. S. (Freda) BAIR, Rochester, Wis.; Mrs. Amos (Cara) FORMANEK, Ladora, Ia., and Mrs. Arch (Frances) KROMBAUGH, also of Ladora, Ia.; two brothers, Leo YORK, San Francisco, and Wayne YORK, Ladora, Ia., and nieces and nephews.
Final arrangements are pending at an Elkhorn, Wis. funeral home. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday.

Clara M. Darkwood
Mrs. Clara M. DARKWOOD, 81, R.R. 4, Plymouth, former Rochester resident, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
She was born Feb. 10, 1888, in New Paris. Her marriage was to Benjamin F. DARKWOOD, in December, 1914. He died in 1945.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Louise) MYERS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Arthur (Grace) DECKER, Niles, Mich.; one son, Virgil DARKWOOD, of Chicago, and four grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Plymouth Church of God. The Rev. D. ATKINSON will officiat. Burial will be in the New Paris cemetery. Friends may call at the Van Gilder funeral home from noon on Friday.

Friday, October 3, 1969

Dr. Clifford Crump
Dr. Clifford CRUMP, professor of astronomy at Earlham college, Richmond, and a native of Kewanna, died at his farm home near Greensfork Wednesday evening. He was born Oct. 11, 1891, in Kewanna. Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday in the Gray funeral home at Hagerstown, with burial in Fairfield cemetery at Greensfork.

Olive N. Border
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Murray funeral home atElkhorn, Wis., for Mrs. Olive Nell BORDER, who died at the residence of her son, Dairl BORDER, 1528 Main street, Thursday morning.
Burial will be in the Hickory Grove cemetery at Spring Prairie, Wis. She will be taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Saturday morning. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the Murray funeral home.

Harry E. Ball
Harry E. BALL, 97, 418 West Seventh street, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Sept. 12. He had been ill five years.
Born Dec. 18, 1871, in Logansport, he was the son of Lafayette and Mary DeMOSS BALL. His marriage was Nov. 23, 1921, in North Dakota, to Bertha M. DIXON, who survives. A retired farmer, Mr. Ball had resided here 16 years, moving from Kewanna. He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist church in Cass county.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Blanche) TOWNE, Jr., R.R. 2, Rochester; three grandchildren, Melody, Harry Clyde, and Stephen TOWNE, all of R.R. 2, Rochester, and numerous nieces and nephews. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer and Heart Fund.

Blanche Musselman
Mrs. Blanche MUSSELMAN, 72, Lake Manitou, died unexpectedly of a heart attack lake Thursday evening at the family residence in the Manitou Park addition. She had been a resident there nine years.
Surviving are her husband, Harvey MUSSELMAN; two sons, Robert [MUSSELMAN], of Marion, and William [MUSSELMAN], of Hartford City, and a daughter, Mrs. Jeane RENBARGER, of South Bend.
Mrs. Musselman will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to the Richman-Markham funeral home in Hartford City where services are pending.

Saturday, October 4, 1969

Marie J. McCoy
Mrs. Marie J. McCOY, 81, 1610 Cleveland avenue, Hamilton, O., mother of James TOBEY, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday in the Hamilton hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. EDT Monday at St. Peter's church, Hamilton. The Kay-Hill funeral home in Hamilton is in charge of arrangements.

Susan R. Cowsky
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery for Mrs. Susan Rosanna COWSKY, 44, Chicago, sister of Mrs. Lowell (Wilma) BROWN of Argos. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate.
Mrs. Cowsky died in St. Mary of Nazareth hospital in Chicago Sept. 19, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Brown was notified of the death this week.
Born Jan. 9, 1925 in Van Wert, O., Mrs. Cowsky was the daughter of Fred and Tillie ROSENTRETER. She was married in December, 1967, to Raymond COWSKY, who survives.

Monday, October 6, 1969

Mable Jelderks
Mrs. Mabel JELDERKS, 72, Mishawaka, died Saturday morning in St. Joseph hospital in South Bend. She was the sister of Mrs. Maude KALE and Mrs. Pearl BRINGHAM, both of Rochester. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Thallemer-Coethals funeral home in Mishawaka.

Ralph D. Stepp
Ralph D. STEPP, 60, 1214 Wabash avenue, former Rochester city councilman, died at 5:10 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Sept. 18.
Mr. Stepp was on the City Council from 1956 to 1960 and was a member of the Board of Public Works and Safety during that time.
A licensed mortician, he was a former employee of Chase and Miller funeral directors in Logansport. He also had worked for the Prudential Insurance company.
Born Sept. 15, 1909, in Winamac, he was the son of Dyke D. and Lottie EPLER STEPP. His marriage was April 24, 1937, in Logansport, to Mabel A. FLETCHER, who survives. Mr. Stepp had resided here since 1942, moving from North Vernon. He was a member of the Rochester Moose lodge. He had served as governor of the lodge and held other offices.
Surviving are one brother, Edward J. STEPP, Logansport; a nephew, Louis [STEPP], in Berlin, Germany, and two nieces, Kathryn and Kathleen STEPP, both of Logansport.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Fred KUEBLER 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.

Elma Rogers
Mrs. Elma ROGERS, 69, a resident of the I.O.O.F. home in Greensburg since July, 1968, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday at the home. She had suffered a heart attack one week ago.
A lifetime resident of the Rochester area, she was born Feb. 20, 1900, in Kosciusko county, the daughter of Adelbert and Clara BAKER DAGGY. Her marriage was April 29, 1921, in Rochester to Estel ROGERS. He died Aug. 1, 1968. She was a member of the First Christian church, the Mothers of World War II, Rebekah lodge, the Past Noble Grand of Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Kathryn) SPICE, Rochester; Mrs. Wayne (Joyce) HARDACRE, Nyona Lake, and Mrs. Ted (Carol) FLOHR, of Akron; three sons, Richard [ROGERS[, Fort Wayne; Charles [ROGERS[, Franklin, and Eldon [ROGERS[, of Gary; two sisters, Mrs. Norval (Densie) WISMER, and Mrs. LaDue (Nila) WERTZ, both of Battle Creek, Mich.; three brothers, Vern DAGGY, Mishawaka; Roy DAGGY, Logansport, and William DAGGY, of Milwaukee, Wis., and nineteen grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday where the Rebekah lodge 57 will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m.

Roger A. Friedrich
Roger A. FRIEDRICH, 21, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Miller nursing home.
Born Sept. 20, 1948, he was the son of Floyd and L. Jeanette PERKINS FRIEDRICH.
Surviving with his parents, are a sister, Mrs. Ted HOLLIS, Dayton, O., and the maternal grandfather, William PERKINS, of Kewanna.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER 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.

Tuesday, October 7, 1969

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Wednesday, October 8, 1969

Margery J. Horn
Mrs. Margery Jeanne HORN, 48, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, where she was admitted at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Born Sept. 22, 1921 in Larwill, she was the daughter of O. J. and Eva BATES MILLER. She had lived in the Mentone area since 1949. She was married Sept. 18, 1948 in Warsaw to Donald HORN, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jay [HORN], at home; a daughter, Christine [HORN], at home; the father, of Warsaw; a sister, Mary Jane MILLER, Warsaw.
She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ and the Merry Molly's home economics club.
Friends may call at the King memorial home in Mentone. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mentone Church of Christ, with Brother Ermil NORMAN and Brother Stanley DAY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.

Thursday, October 9, 1969

Blanche Gast
Akron-Mentone News
Funeral services for Mrs. E. A. (Blanche) GAST, 82, Warsaw, were conducted Sunday at Warsaw and entombment was in the Gast mausoleum in the Akron cemetery. Mrs. Gast died Friday.
Winfield Sroufe
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 for Winfield Scott SROUFE, 89, R.R. 1, Akron, who died Tuesday at 4:40 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Chester WALTHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainfield cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A retired farmer, Mr. Sroufe was born Sept. 14, 1880, in Allen township. He was the son of Cass and Susan BREEZE SROUFE. His first marriage was in 1902, to Beatrice WILSON. She died in 1913. His second marriage was to Gladys McGINNIS in 1932. She preceded him in death in 1965. A lifetime resident of the Macy community, he was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are one son, Russel SROUFE, R.R. 1, Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Katherine DUEY, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mrs. Martha GALLIPO, R.R. 2, Macy; one step-son, Glen McGINNIS, Tucson, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Arena SAVAGE, Palo Alto, Cal.

Friday, October 10, 1969

Clyde R. Kelly
Word has been received of the death of Clyde R. KELLY, Beech Grove, Ind., formerly of Rochester. He was the brother of Louis E. KELLY, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Robert (Ruth) WINTERROWD, 508 West Sixth street; Mrs. Frances ROSENBAUM, LaPorte, and Eugene V. KELLY, Marion. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Ellars funeral home at Kokomo and burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo.

Saturday, October 11, 1969

Ella P. Richards
Mrs. Ella P. RICHARDS, 88, Mentone, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw after a long illness. She had been hospitalized two weeks.
Born Aug. 17, 1881, in Pendleton, Ore., she was the daughter of William and Clara BABCOCK PENCE and had lived at Mentone since 1960. Her early years were spent in North Manchester and she also had resided at Gary.
Her marriage was in 1920 at Gary to Frank RICHARDS, who preceded in death. Mrs. Richards was a member of the Gary Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Tony (Opal) HOOVER, Tippecanoe, and Miss Clara RICHARDS, Gary; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. James GABHART officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Cecil Thomas
Cecil THOMAS, 61, 608 Indiana avenue, died at 11 p.m. Friday at his residence after an extended illness. Death, however, was unexpected.
He was the son of William and Minnie DeARMENT THOMAS and had lived in this city 25 years, moving from Peru. He was never married.
Mr. Thomas was a veteran of World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge in the European theatre. He was a member of the American Legion and FVW posts.
Survivors are a brother-in-law, John BALDWIN, Rochester.
Two nieces, Mrs. Tom (Janet) LEFFERT, Walton and Mrs. Virginia THOMAS, Indianapolis, and a nephew, Jack THOMAS, Indianapolis.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, October 13, 1969

Rhoda M. Price
Mrs. Rhoda May PRICE, 75, 917 Franklin street, died early this morning in Osteopathic hospital at South Bend. She was admitted at 12:30 a.m. today following an illness of six months.
Born Nov. 10, 1893, in Richland township, she was the daughter of Jack and Kizzie O'CONNELL. Her marriage was Feb. 14, 1912, in Rochester, to Guy M. PRICE. He died Aug. 18, 1957. Mrs. Price had resided in the Fulton county area most of her life.
Surviving are two sons, Harold and John PRICE, both of Rochester; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ina KUTZ, Huntington; Dollie ROTTMAN, Sacramento, Cal., and Pearl DORSETT, Culver; two brothers, Clarence O'CONNELL and Carl O'CONNELL, both of Fowler. One son, Roy [PRICE], preceded in death.
Final 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 Poplar Grove cemetery near Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Amos Wagoner
Amos WAGONER, 76, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the Veterans hospital at Fort Wayne. He had been a patient since July 26, following an illness of three years.
Born Dec. 7, 1892, near Leiters Ford, he was the son of John and Mary Ann KOUGHENOUR WAGONER. His marriage was Sept. 25, 1920, in Rochester, to Faye ZOLMAN, who survives. Mr. Waboner lived most of his life in the Leiters Ford area and was a retired employee of the Redmon Furniture company in Peru. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the First Assembly of God church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Willodean) BOWEN, Rochester; four sons, Virgil, Cleties and Cledo [WAGONER], all of Rochester, and Cleon [WAGONER], R.R. 1, Plymouth; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one niece. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Assembly of God Church in Rochester. The Rev. W. R. WAINSCOTT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Stacy G. Tobey
Stacy G. TOBEY, 83, R.R. 6, Rochester, in the Reiter community, died at 6:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital shortly after admittance. He had been ill with a heart condition for several years.
Born Sept. 15, 1886, in Winamac, he was the son of Felix Thomas and Mary L. SMITH TOBEY. His marriage was July 28, 1919, in Michigan, to Bertha A. NELSON. She died June 23, 1964. A retired farmer, Mr. Tobey had resided in the Rochester area most of his life. He was a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and the REMC.
Surviving are two sons, James [TOBEY], of Rochester, and Richard [TOBEY], Dayton, O.; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bert (Lucy) BRYANT, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers and four sisters preceded in death. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Don 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. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 1969

Julia E. Ritter
Mrs. Julia Elizabeth RITTER, 72, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 4:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient three days. She had been ill six years.
Born March 5, 1897, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Martin and Anna DRAZAN SATAVA. Her marriage was June 30, 1926, in Cleveland, to Forrest RITTER, who survives. She was a resident of the Akron area 23 years and a member of the St. Roberts Catholic chuch at North Manchester, and the Rosary society.
Surviving ar two sons, Robert [RITTER[, of Rochester, and Harold [RITTER[, of Arlington, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. John (Ruth) GORDON, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Walter (Rose) RASCH, Cleveland. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Roberts Catholic church at North Manchester. The Rev. DENNIHAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Servia. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The Rosary society will conduct services at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 15, 1969

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Thursday, October 16, 1969

Elma G. Weller
Miss Elma G. WELLER, 65, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 8:35 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient five days. She had been ill several months.
Born march 23, 1904, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Louise and Charles WELLER. She was a resident of the Burton community 20 years.
Surviving are two brothers, Oren and Victor WELLER, both of RR. 4, Rochester, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Curtis SYLVESTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Macy cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. on Friday.

Friday, October 17, 1969

Melvina D. Woodcox
Mrs. Melvina D. WOODCOX, 83, 725 Monroe street, died at 8:50 p.m., Thursday, in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient nine days. She had been in failing health several years and in serious condition tha last three weeks.
Born Jan. 6, 1886, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah STROUP VAWTER. She had resided all her life in Fulton county. She was married Dec. 19, 1904 in Rochester, to Harley A. WOODCOX, who died June 24, 1946. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist church, was a charter mamber of the Reiter Community club and belonged to the NABA club.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William (Mary) TYLER, Gary; Mrs. Austin (Annabel) KINCAID, Mrs. Lewis (Louise) POLK and Miss Betty WOODCOX, all of Rochester; a son, Ulrich [WOODCOX], Rochester; eleven grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ed VAWTER, Rochester. A son, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Vernon LALLEMENT officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, October 18, 1969

George J. Yeazel
George Jackson YEAZEL, 89, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 7:40 a.m. Friday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth after an illness of six months.
Born Sept. 27, 1880, in Kosciusko county, the son of Levi and Gereta TEEL YEAZEL and had spent all his life in the Plymouth and Argos communities. He was married to Nancy Luretta HARRELL at Knox. She died in 1934. Mr. Yeazel was retired from work as a laborer on the Pennsylvania railroad and a member of the Wakarusa Menonite church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Fern) LYONS, Culver; Mrs. Joseph (Cora) DENNEY, Mrs. Robert (Flossie) DENNEY and Miss Joy YEAZEL, all of R.R. 2, Argos; one son,Victor [YEAZEL], Argos; twenty-two grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Marvin STUTZMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

I. G. Barkman
[Ivan] G. BARKMAN, 73, Seymour, Mo., father of Mrs. Sivilla OLDFATHER and Mrs. Ella WALLACE, both of Rochester, did at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in a Springrield, Mo., hospital after a short illness.
Born in St. Joseph county, Mich., March 13, [1896], he was the son of Ezra and Sivilla TROYER BARKMAN. He was married Jan. 15, 1915 to Katherine GARLAND of Culver. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are the wife, two other daughters, a son, a brother, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were in the Bergman-Miller funeral home, in Seymour, Mo., this afternoon. Burial will be in the Rochester citizens cemetery, with graveside rites at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. V. A. LALLEMENT will officiate.

Monday, October 20, 1969

[no obits]

Tuesday, October 21, 1969

Bessie Lowery
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac for Mrs. Bessie M. LOWERY, 71, Winamac, who died Sunday in Pulaski Memorial hospital. The Rev. Louis REYNOLDS will officiate. Burial will be i the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A resident of Winamac most of her life, she was born in Jasper county, Feb. 7, 1898. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emery ELLIOTT. Her marriage was June 4, 1918, to Oscar LOWERY, who survives. She was a member of the United Methodist church, War Mothers, Rebekah lodge, and the Monroe Home Demonstration club.
Also surviv ing are a daughter, Mrs. Blanche SERA, Logansport; a son, Raymond [LOWERY], of R.R. 4, Rochester; eight grandchildren, including Mrs. Mickey BAKER, Mrs. Kent BOYD, and Barbara and Evelyn LOWERY, all of Rochester, Mrs. Doris STAHL, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Stephen SHEETZ, Galveston; one nephew, Walter DRACH, R.R. 4, Rochester; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Blanche OVERMYER, Mishawaka; two brothers, Melford ELLIOTT, Buffalo, and Melvin ELLIOTT, Sarasota, Fla.; three step-sisters, Mrs. Jane BRACH, Winamac; Mrs. Lessie McKINSEY, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Katherine POLEN, Crown Point; a step-brother, Morris OGLESBY, Frankfort.

Wednesday, October 22, 1969

Calvin I. Grosvenor
Calvin I. GROSVENOR, 52, owner of the Rochester Cement Products company since 1954, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital. Ill 4 1/2 months, he was admitted to the hospital Sept. 22. He resided on R.R. 2, Rochester.
A native of Bourbon, Mr. Grosvenor came to Rochester when he purchased Rochester Cement Products. He was born Oct. 5, 1917 to Albert and Lulu REED GROSVENOR. He was married in Peru March 23, 1940 to Donna Jean GRETCHER, who survives.
Mr. Grosvenor was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge 47, of which he was a past noble grand. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Timothy Lee and Thomas D. [GROSVENOR], both of Rochester; two daughters, Debra B. and Peggy Sue [GROSVENOR], both of Rochester; three brothers, Leonard [GROSVENOR], of Argos, and Arnold and Victor [GROSVENOR], both of Bourbon, and three sisters, Mrs. Earl (Bernice) CALVERT, Laketon; Mrs. Ferris (Leona) ZECHIEL, Culver, and Mrs. Ora (Iris) ALEXANDER, Niles, Mich. A daughter, Janice [GROSVENOR], and a brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating, assisted by the Rev. V. A. LALLEMENT. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday, where the I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial rites at 8 p.m. Thursday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society or other charity.

Thursday, October 23, 1969

Sevilla H. Oldfather
Mrs. Sevilla Hazel OLDFATHER, 53, 521 East Eighth street, died at 11:22 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospitaL. Services are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Forrest A. Benedict
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Richland Center United Metodist church for Forrest A. BENEDICT, 74, R.R. 1, Argos, who died Wednesday at his residence.
The Rev. Curtis SYLVESTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. on Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.
A retired Fulton county farmer, he was born Aug. 14, 1895, near Culver, the son of Eugene and Rose WELKER BENEDICT. His first marriage was to Margaret BODEY. She died in January, 1953. His second marriage was to Ruth CLOUD in August, 1953. She survives. Mr. Benedict was a lifetime resident of Marshall and Fulton counties. He was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church and the Pinhook Grange lodge at Kewanna.
Also surviving are one son, Clinton BENEDICT, R.R. 1, Argos; two granddaughters, Mary Kaye BENEDICT, and Mrs. Linda Lou OVERMYER; one brother, Edgar [BENEDICT], of Vancouver, Wash. One brother and two sisters, preceded in death.

Emme E. Weaver
Mrs. Emma E. WEAVER, 88, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient one week. She had been ill for a number of years. She had made her home with Mrs. Dessa FULTZ for the past 11 years.
Mrs. Weaver was born July 12, 1881 in Allen county, O., to Daniel and Adeline HUGHES CONRAD. She had resided most of her life in this area, moving here at the age of six weeks. She was married in 1902 to Charles FULTZ, who died in 1904. On Oct. 31, 1925, she was married to Henry WEAVER, who died in 1940.
She was a memer of the Rochester First United Presbyterian church and the Harmony club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred K. (Mildred) Van DUYNE, R.R. 1, Rochester; three grandchildren, Mrs. Calvin BRAMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Randy MASTERSON, Fort Wayne, and Frederick Van DUYNE, R.R. 1, Argos; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. A son died in infancy and three brothers also preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, October 24, 1969

Sevilla H. Oldfather
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Sevilla Hazel OLDFATHER, 53, 521 East Eighth street, who died at 11:22 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. 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.
Born Feb. 7, 1916, in St. Joseph county, Mich., she was the daughter of Ivin and Ketherine GARLAND BARKMAN. Her father died Oct. 16. Her marriage was in 1958, at Rochester, to Arthur A. OLDFATHER, who survives. Mrs. Oldfather was an employee at the Indiana cafe here and attended the Church of God in Rochester. She had resided in this area 27 years, moving from Michigan.
Surviving with her husband and mother are one daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Linda) WHETSTONE, Tippecanoe; three sisters, Mrs. John (Wava) STOLLEY, Topeka, Kan.; Mrs. Sam (Ella) WALLACE, Rochester, and Mrs. Clarence (Myrtie) HAND, Beach Grove; one brother, Elton BARKMAN, Burr Oak, Mich., and nieces and nephews.

Dorothy B. Henderson
Mrs. Dorothy B. HENDERSON, 54, Niles, Mich, former Kewanna resident, was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Born Oct. 27, 1914, in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Charles and Harriet GRAVES CORSAUT. Her marriage was in November, 1952, to Forrest HENDERSON, who survives.
Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Harriet CORSAUT, Rocheser; two brothers, Charles Robert CORSAUT, Kokomo, and Delbert CORSAUT, Burbank, Cal., and one sister, Mrs. Elmer HARPER, Kewanna.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Robert DeBOER 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. Saturday.

Violet Emery
Mrs. Violet EMERY, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died this morning in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru.
Final arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Saturday, October 25, 1969

Violet E. Emery
Final rites for Mrs. Violet E. EMERY, 58, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton. Mrs. Emery died at 8:50 a.m. Friday in Dukes hospital at Peru, where she was admitted last Sunday. She had been ill one year.
The Rev. Phillip ISGRIGG will officiate the rites, assisted by the Rev. Thomas BOWMAN. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Born April 29, 1911, in Paxton, Ill., Mrs. Emery was the daughter of Albert and Rosa GUSTAFSON JOHNSON. She had resided in the Twelve Mile area since the age of eight. She was married Aug. 20, 1933 in Logansport to Paul F. EMERY, who survives. She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church, the Bethlehem Township Home Demonstration club and the Fulton Country club.
Surviving with the husband are the mother, Mrs. Rosa JOHNSON, Twelve Mile; a son, Robert E. [EMERY], of Twelve Mile; a daughter, Mrs. Jay (Pauletta) SHAFER, of Twelve Mile; four grandchildren; four brothers, Kenneth JOHNSON, Hammond; Everett JOHNSON, Pleasant Lake; Carl JOHNSON, Logansport, and Wayne JOHNSON, Fremont, Neb.; five sisters, Mrs. Steve (Ruth) YEROU, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Miss Dorothy JOHNSON, Chicago; Mrs. Erma BERNTH, South Bend; Mrs. Dennis (Maxine) HURT, St. Louis, and Mrs. Tom (Lois) McCREA, Lucerne.

Monday, October 27, 1969

John Renner
John RENNER of Aurora, Ill., died unexpectedly early Saturday morning at his home in that city. He was the father of Nancy RENNER, first grade teacher at Columbia school here. Last rites and burial will be in Aurora.

Tressie E. Smith
Mrs. Tressie E. SMITH, 80, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 3:25 p.m. Sunday at her residence. She had been ill five years.
Born Sept. 21, 1889, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of David and Eliza LANDIS UTTER. Her marriage was June 20, 1914, to Henry SMITH, who survives. She was a member of the Akron Church of God, Lincoln Ladies Aid, and the Royal Neighbors club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Emil (Edith) OLSEN, Akron; one son, Hudson SMITH, St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and one brother, Arthur UTTER, Naples, Fla.
Final rites 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 in Akron after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

George Grogg
George GROGG, 76, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 10 months.
Born Nov. 8, 1892, in Yugoslavia, he was the son of Daniel and Catherine ROUSH GROGG. His marriage was in 1922. He was a member of the Akron Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving with his wife, Cora [GROGG], are three sons, Robert [GROGG], of Wabash; Charles [GROGG], Crown Point, and William [GROGG], of Bloomington, Ill.; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Harold LEININGER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Roann. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and on Tuesday until the hour of service.

Earl E. Butt
Earl E. BUTT, 68, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 1 p.m. Saturday at his residence following an illness of seven months.
Born April 5, 1901, in Miami county, he was the son of Walter and Alice KILE BUTT. His marriage was June 12, 1924, in Denver, to Vera HARRISON, who survives. A retired farmer, Mr. Butt had resided in the Akron area 13 years. He was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist church, Masonic Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star, 410.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dean (Janet) BAMMERLIN, Roann; two sons, Keith [BUTT], of Fort Wayne, and Wile [BUTT], R.R. 2, Akron; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Fay (Martha) ROSS, Rochester; Mrs. Frank (Mildred) PUGH, South Bend; Mrs. Earl (Dorothy) BOGGS, Warsaw, and Mrs. Robert (Lucille) FOUTS, Denver; two brothers, Don [BUTT], of Peru, and Lawrence [BUTT[ of Warsaw.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Masonic lodge, 659, will conduct memorial services at 8:30 p.m. today.

Tuesday, October 28, 1969

Cleotus G. Smith
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Cleotus G. SMITH, who died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday in Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minn.
The Revs. Claude FAWNS and Daniel BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday where the Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8:45 p.m. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Fund.
Born May 31, 1893, in Henry township, Mr. Smith was the son of Charles and Luetta GRINDLE SMITH. His marriage was March 19, 1914, in Akron, to Faye LEININGER. A retired farmer, he had resided all his life in the Akron community. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, Akron Masonic lodge, Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine, and the Scottish Rite. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Daniel [SMITH], of Syracuse, N.Y., and David [SMITH], of South Bend; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.

Leila Smith
Mrs. Byron O. (Leila) SMITH, 83, 303 West 11th street, died at 8:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted on Oct. 17.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she was born Nov. 22, 1885, in Rochester township, the daughter of John Wesley and Malissa RICHARDSON TATMAN. Her marriage was Jan. 11, 1905, in Rochester, to Byron O. SMITH. He died march 25, 1934. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and an honorary member of the Monday Dinner club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Irene PALTZ, at home; one brother, Archie R. TATMAN, Farmington, New Mexico; three nephews, Kenneth TATMAN, British Columbia, Canada; Omer TATMAN, El Cerrito,Cal., and Guy TATMAN, Buba, New Mexico; one nieces, Mrs. Lucy SMITH, Salem, Ore. One daughter and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence 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. on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 1969

Mary Lou Burch
Mrs. Mary Lou BURCH, 39, North Manchester, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Wabash County hospital. She had been ill three months.
Born Feb. 28, 1930, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Carl and Clara BROOKS HETTLER. Her marriage was June 5, 1948, to Raymond BURCH, who survives. Mrs.Burch had rsided in North Manchester 19 years, moving from Akron. She was a member of the United Methodist church in North Manchester, and the Order of Eastern Star.
Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. H. F. RICHARDS, North Manchester; one son, Jeffrey [BURCH], and one daughter, Melissa [BURCH], both at home; three brothers, John HETTLER, in Arizona; James HETTLER, Silver Lake, and Jack HETTLER, Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Marvene HAYES, Washington, D.C.; Miss Betty COEN, El Paso, exas, and Mrs. Joann WADE, of Wabash.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bender funeral home in North Manchester. The Rev. Kenneth E. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakland cemetry in North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, October 30, 1969

Christine Winston
Mrs. Christine WINSTON, 78, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cook county hospital at Chicago. She had been ill five years.
Mrs. Winston was born Feb. 22, 1891, in Mississippi. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1941, in Memphis, Tenn., to James WINSTON, who survives. She had resided in this area 12 years, moving from Chicago. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses church in Rochester.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ida JONES, Chicago; two brothers, James and Elec PRESTON, both of Chicago.
Final arrangements are pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Friday, October 31, 1969

Christine Winston
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver for Mrs. Christine WINSTON, 78, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Wednesday in the Cook County hospital in Chicago.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dr. Laura A. Booher
Dr. Laura A. BOOHER, 75, 330 West 11th street, was found dead at her residence at 8 p.m. Thursday. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage suffered during her sleep.
A graduate of the Palmer Chiropractic School at Davenport, Ia., Dr. Booher had resided in Rochester 44 years with the exception of four years spent in Tipton. She returned to Rochester in 1964. Her marriage was to Dr. Verly E. BOOHER, also a Chiropractor here. He died in 1966.
Dr. Booher was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindley OVERMAN. Her marriage to Dr. Booher was March 7, 1914, in South Union. She was a member of the Grace United Metodist church, Rebekah lodge, Pythian Sisters, and a charter member of the Indiana State Chiropractor society.
Surviving are two sons, Ray E. BOOHER, of Indianapolis, and Dr. Richard H. BOOHER, of Richmond; six grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Dora BLISS, Fairmount; Mrs. Bessie POWELL, Amboy; Mrs. Gerald FOX, Greentown, and Mrs. Gertrude YOUNCE, Marion; two brothers, Lawrence OVERMAN, Amboy, and Ralph OVERMAN, Mishawaka. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH 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.

Saturday, November 1, 1969

Edna I. Schlosser
Edna I. SCHLOSSER, 74, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 2:15 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where she was a patient four days. She had been ill for some time.
Born Sept. 9, 1895 near Plymouth, she had lived in the Argos area 45 years. She also had lived in California several years.
She was the daughter of Michael and Martha THOMPSON MILNER. She was married to Ralph SCHLOSSER March 19, 1924 in Argos. He died in October, 1961.
For many years she operated the millinery store in Argos. She was a member of the Argos United Metodist church and the Hi-Neighbor club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Virginia) VanDerWEELE, R.R. 2, Argos, with whom Mrs. Schlosser lived; a son, George H. SCHLOSSER, Goshen; eleven grandchildren, and a half-brother, Charles AYERS, San Diego, Cal. A son, James [SCHLOSSER], died in 1961.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 3, 1969

Lt. Michael G. O'Connel
Warsaw, Ind. (AP) - Army 2nd Lt. Michael G. O'CONNEL of Warsaw was the 1,055th Indiana serviceman killed in combat in Vietnam, the Defense Department said Friday. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. O'CONNEL, Warsaw.

Donald A. Davis
Donald A. DAVIS, 49, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 7:35 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where he had been a patient one week.
A prominent dairy farmer, Mr. Davis graduated from Indiana university in 1943. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist church and at the time of his death was president of the Board of Trustees. He was secretary and past-president of Culver-Union Township Chamber of Commerce.
A lifelong resident of the Culver community, Mr. Davis was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge, past president and treasurer of Marshall County Dairy association, past president of Indiana University Alumni association, past-president of Marshall County 4-H council and past-president of the Marshall County Farm Bureau.
Born Jan, 16, 1920 in Culver, he was the son of Guy B. and Fredona RINEHART DAVIS. His mother resided in Rochester at one time. His marriage was Jan. 23, 1943, in Culver, to Betty Jean KLINE, who survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Fredona DAVIS; two sons, Ned [DAVIS], of Culver, and Kent [DAVIS], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Diane TAYLOR, Fort Knox, Ky.; one granddaughter; two brothers, Eldon DAVIS, Culver, and Harold [DAVIS], of Columbus, O.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wesley United Methodist church at Culver. The Rev. Earl SHARP will officiate. Burial will be in the Culvr Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver and at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Wesley United Methodist church in Culver and the Parkview hospital at Plymouth.

Mintie C. Showley
Miss Mintie C. SHOWLEY, 83, 1326 Madison street, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one day. She had been ill four days.
Born Nov. 27, 1886, in Fulton County, she was the daughter of Jacob and Angeline RHODES SHOWLEY. She was a former employee of the Karn hotel and had been retired a number of years. Miss Showley was a member of the Christian church. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Hattie McKEE, R.R. 6, Rochester. Four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Francis ROGERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery, near Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary J. Wallace
Mrs. Mary Jane WALLACE, 74, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 1 a.m. today in the TLC nursing home in Argos. She had been ill six years.
Born May 31, 1895, in Argos, she was the daughter of John and Rhoda TOWNE SPITLER. Her marriage was Aug. 24, 1913, at Plymouth, to Austin J. WALLACE, who survives. Mrs. Wallace had spent her lifetime in the Argos community.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Duane (Viola) EVERLY, and Mrs. Lewis (Ethel) GOCHENOUR, bot of Bourbon; one son, James WALLACE, Bremen; twelve grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. One son, Robert [WALLACE], and a daughter, Edna ULLERY, preceded in death.
Final 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 New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the fneral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 4, 1969

Michael O'Connel
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the McHatten funeral home in Warsaw for Army 2nd. Lt. Michael G. O'CONNEL, Warsaw, who was killed in combat in Vietnam.
Lieutenant O'Connel was the nephew of Mr. and Mrs.Ralph MULL, Rochester. he was the 1,055th Indiana serviceman killed in the war.

Wednesday, November 5, 1969

Rex Good
Rex GOOD, 54, Monterey, died unexpectedly of a heart attack suffered in his car at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on Ind. 17, near Culver. He had not been ill previously.
A senior teacher at Aubbeenaubbee-Monterey Grade Schools, Mr. Good was a lifetime resident of the Ora and Monterey area. He was a deputy town marshal at Monterey and a member of the town board. He attended the Monterey United Methodist church and was a member of the Winamac Masonic lodge, Monterey Lions club, and the Collins-Tasch American Legion post in Monterey.
Born Feb. 9, 1915, in Starke county, he was the son of Charles and Hazel COLLINS GOOD. His marriage was Aug. 20, 1949, in Wabash county, to Onda DYSON, who survives.
Also surviving are his parents of Monterey, and one brother, Don GOOD, also of Montrey.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Monterey United Metodist church. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home at Culver after 7 p.m. Wednesday and at the church after 11 a.m. on Friday until the time of service.

Thursday, November 6, 1969

Timothy L. Yarling
Final rites were conducted today in Elmhurst, Ill, for Timothy L. YARLING, 38, Speedway, a former Argos resident who died in Evanston, Ill., Monday. Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Christian Church, Scientist, at Speedway.
Born Aug. 17, 1931, in Tipton county, he was the son of Timothy and Jessie YARLING. His marriage was to Jeannie CALDWELL at Elmnurst, Ill. A graduate of Kokomo high school and Indiana university, he had resided in the Argos area six years where he attended grade school. He was an employee of the Northern Indiana Public Service company. Mr. Yarling was a member of the Christian Church, Scientist at Speedway, and a veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Kimberly [YARLING], at home; a son, Timothy [YARLING], also at home; his mother, of Speedway, and one sister, Mrs. Alma DENNIE, of Argos.

Friday, November 7, 1969

[no obits]

Saturday, November 8, 1969

Everett H. Sheets
Everett H. SHEETS, 66, Goshen, a native of Rochester, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home Wednesday evening. He was operator of Sheets' Cabinet Shop in Goshen for 21 years. Rites were this morning,with burial in the Violett cemetery at Goshen. The Westbrook-Metz funeral home, Elkhart, was in charge of arrangements.

Bertha B. Ralston
Mrs. Bertha Belle RALSTON, 87, Argos, died at 6:40 p.m. Friday in Berrien General hospital in Berrien Center, Mich. She had been ill six months.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Homer TAYLOR, Christian Science reader, officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 10, 1969

Orval Myron
Orval MYRON, Portland, who died Saturday in a hospital in Portland, was the father of Mrs. Harold HAMELMAN of Rochester. Final rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Williamson chapel at Portland.

Grace E. Overmyer
Mrs. Grace E. OVERMYER, 79, 916 Jackson Boulevard, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Thursday.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, she was born July 20, 1890, in Rochester, the daughter of LeRoy and Amande ZACKMAN MYERS. Her marriage was Jan. 30, 1913, in Rochester, to Harry J. OVERMYER, who survives. She was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church, the Ladies Aid of the church, and a charter member of Naomi Rebekah lodge at Richland Center.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph A. (Helen) CUMMINGS, LaPore; two sons, Robert OVERMYER, of North Liberty, and Harry OVERMYER, Jr., R.R. 1, Rochester; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Whippoorwill community church. The Rev. Ronald HIEBNER, will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services. The Naomi Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 o'clock tonight.

Eletha M. Madeford
Mrs. Eletha M. "Lee" MADEFORD, 56, Akron, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. She had been ill three days.
Born Sept. 9, 1913, at Grand Rapids, Mich., she was the daughter of M. J. and Charlotte LeFURE YOUNG. Her marriage was Aug. 25, 1936, at Los Angeles, to Joseph A. MADEFORD, who survives. Mrs. madeford had resided in the Akron area since 1936, oving from Michigan. She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lelo (Linda) BRADFORD, Greenup, Mich.; one son, Joey [MADEFORD], Akron; two grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. YOUNG, of Battle Creek, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Doris HAMMOND and Mrs. Genevieve MILLER, both of Battle Creek; and Mrs. Beatrice SANDS, of Folan Beach, Cal.; two brothers, Rex [YOUNG], of Battle Creek, and Merlin [YOUNG], of Allegan, Mich. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Daniel BENGSTON and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Bertha Ralston
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Bertha Belle RALSTON, 87, Argos, who died Friday in Berrien Center, Mich. Burial was in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Born June 7, 1882, in Fulton county, she was the daugher of Joseph and Harriett McMILLEN COWAN. Her marriage was April 1, 1900, in Fulton county, to William D. RALSTON. He died in 1927. She lived her entire life in the Argos community with the exception of two years. Mrs. Ralston was a member of the Church of Christ Scientist at Plymouth.
Surviving are one son, Marshall [RALSTON], Niles, Mich.; nine grandchildren twelve great-grandchildren. Two sons and two daughters preceded in death.

Harmon Leffert
Harmon LEFFERT, 83, R.R. 4, Plymouth, was found dead at his residence Saturday afternoon. The coroner's report determined the cause of death to be a cerebral hemorrhage suffered Thursday.
Born June 11, 1886, at Argos, he was the son of Gabriel and Sevilla FEIKERT LEFFERT. His marriage was Dec. 14, 1909, at Plymouth,, to Tyra KEPLER. She died in November, 1961. A lifetime farmer, Mr. Leffert lived in Plymouth area 38 years, moving from Argos. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge, Wolf Creek Conservation club, and the East Side Conservation club at Culver.
Surviving are three sons, Maurice LEFFERT, New Albany; LaMar LEFFERT, Etna Green, and Gerald LEFFERT, of Argos; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Herbert (Effie) MORRELL, Argos. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today, where the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 11, 1969

[no obits]

Wednesday, November 12, 1969

John Sulek
John SULEK, 47, who resided in Kewanna for about 20 years, died of leukemia last week at Lincoln, Neb., where he was associate professor of agricultural engineering at the University of Nebraska. A graduate of Purdue and Northwestern universities, he had received the distinguished teaching award at the university in 1963 and was noted as an expert in the field of irrigation pumping equipment and interpretation of tractor testing results. The wife and two children survive.

Hugh Tobey
Hugh TOBEY, 60, Ligonier, who was born and reared in Rochester, died Tuesday night. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George TOBEY.
Among the survivors are a sister, Mrs. Art THOMPSON; two aunts, Mrs. Bert BRYANT and Mrs. Victor TOBEY, and numerous cousins.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ulrey funeral home in Ligonier. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick's church in Ligonier.

Thursday, November 13, 1969

Mary Dunn
Mrs. John (Mary HOLMES) DUNN, South Bend, sister of I. C. HOLMES of Rochesrter, died Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Forrest G. Hay funeral home, South Bend, and burial will be at 1 p.m. in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens.

Waldo E. Lockwood
Waldo E. LOCKWOOD, 76, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 4:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 1 1/2 years.
Born Nov. 24, 1892, in Miami county, he was the son of Chalmers and Margaret CLINE LOCKWOOD. His marriage was in 1921, to Hazel ALSPACH, who survives. A farmer and lifetime resident of the Macy area, Mr. Lockwood was a member of the Macy United Methodist church, Rochester American Legion post, and the DAV. He was [disabled while serving in Russia during World War I].
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Jeanne) CAIN, Marion; Mrs. Carl (Ruth) SOMMER, Indianapolis; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Irma WILSON, Peru; Mrs. Jessie TEEL, Macy; Miss Genevieve LOCKWOOD, Peru. One son, Robert [LOCKWOOD], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Deedsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, November 14, 1969

Adam Drozdowski and
Robert Perdue
Adam DROZDOWSKI, 56, Valparaiso, who was critically injured in a two-car crash north of Perrysburg Thursday morning, died in Dukes hospital at Peru at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Robert PERDUE, R.R. 1, Knox, was killed instantly in the crash. Mrs. Jean HARRISON, Peru, and William GRALESWSKI, Knox, both critically injured, were listed in poor condition in Dukes hospital today.
The accident occurred when Gralewski, who was attempting to pass a truck pulling a mobile home, pulled to the left of the road trying to avoid a collision with the on-coming car driven by Mrs. Harrison.

Saturday, November 15, 1969

Dale W. Flora
Dale W. FLORA, 74, R.R. 2, Macy, died at his home at 1:30 p.m. Friday following a year's illness with a heart condition.
Born July 27, 1895 in Miami county, he was the son of Clarance and Maude NORRIS FLORA. He was married Feb. 21, 1917 to Honor MANS, who survives. A retired farmer and custodian of Peru high school, Mr. Flora was a charter member and deacon of the Denver Brethren church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Juanita E. BIRK, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Eunice M. STULL, Rialto,Cal.; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; two brothers, Earl [FLORA], of Xenia, O., and Herman [FLORA], of Logansport, and three sisters, Mrs. Ruth STAGGS, R.R. 3, Peru; Mrs. Rosanna SMITH, Wilmette, Ill., and Mrs. Arlene KARGACAS, Mount Prospect, Ill. A son, Donald [FLORA], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Denver Brethren church with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain Country Chapel, Ind. 16 and U.S. 31, after 2 p.m. Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Susan A. Norman
Mrs. Susan Ann NORMAN, 77, Dodson, Mont, died about 3 a.m. today at the home of her niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest NORMAN of Macy, where she arrived for a visit Friday evening. She had been in failing health five years.
Born Oct. 19, 1892 in Americus, Ind., she was the daughter of Mrs. Sarah SCHNEPP. She had lived in Dodson 52 years. She was married April 28, 1910 in Peru to Perry NORMAN, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dalla FRY, Moro Bay, Cal.; two sons, Luther [NORMAN], of Eureka, Mont., and Walter [NORMAN], of Dodson, and four grandchildren. A granddaughter and a sister preceded in death.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The body will be removed to the Bell mortuary in Malta, Mont., where arrangements are pending.

Monday, November 17, 1969

Estel Carter
Estel "Duke" CARTER, 68, 222 East Sixth street, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Thursday. He had been seriously ill since Sept. 1.
A lifetime resident of this community, he was born Oct. 8, 1901, near Kewanna, the son of William A. and Amelia Jane MOORE CARTER. His marriage was May 28, 1935, in Rochester, to Susie Mae GIBBONS, who survives. Mr. Carter was a retired restaurant operator and operated the People's Cafe in Rochester many years. He later was caterer for the Reiter Grade school lunch program and for the Fulton County Community Sales Barn. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, Rochester Elks and the Eagles Lodge.
Surviving with his wife are a niece, Mrs. [M.] Emerson (Hazel [R.]) [SHEETS], Akron, and several cousins.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Revs. Smiley JOHNSON and V. A. LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home where Masonic services will be conducted at 7 o'clock tonight.

Evelyn B. Scheub
Mrs. Evelyn B. SCHEUB, 61, Winamac, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac. She had been ill two weeks.
Born Feb. 8, 1908, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Harry and Emma PETERS WENTZEL. Her marriage was Feb.7, 1929, in Gary, to Fred J. SCHEUB, who survives. She had resided in Winamac one year, moving from Gary. Mrs. Scheub was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran church in Winamac.
Surviving are four sons, Fred and Kenneth [SCHEUB], both of Medaryville; Harold [SCHEUB], of Madison, Wis., and Gerry [SCHEUB], of Scherrville; twelve grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WENTZEL, Kewanna; two brothers, Clarence [WENTZEL], of Rochester, and Robert [WENTZEL], of Kewanna.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Luke Lutheran church in Winamac. The Rev. William A. KAEPPEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the Fry-Lange funeral home in Winamac.

Tuesday, November 18, 1969

Jessie R. McMahan
Miss Jessie R. McMAHAN, 75, Los Angeles, last of the McMahan family, died Sunday night. A native of Rochester, she had been principal of the old Columbia grade school here. She moved from the city in 1926. Among the survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Edwin (Reba) BOSWELL, of Rochester, and Mrs Eve DELANEY of Michigan City, a former Rochester resident.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn cemetery, Glendale, Cal.

Lloyd H. Riley
Lloyd H. RILEY, 86, Akron, died at 7 p.m. Monday in the Alfran nursing home in Warsaw. He had been in failing health two years.
Born Jan. 1, [1883], at Athens, he was the son of James and [Elmria] REED RILEY. His marriage was to Effie HEETER. She died in 1946. A retired farmer, Mr. Riley had spent most of his life in the Akron area.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Josephine TREFTZ, Stevensville, Mich.; Mrs. Virginia [LONGENECKER], Warsaw; Mrs. Dora BOOHER, Lafayette; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Minnie CURTIS, Fort Myers, Fla. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Dan BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Mattie E. Rentschler
Mrs. Mattie E. RENTSCHLER, 80, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday in the Chase-Manor nursing home in Logansport. She had been in failing health one year.
Born Aug. 24, 1889, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of George and Lydia ALLEN CONN. Her marriage was in 1911, in Fulton, to Andrew F. RENTSCHLER. He died June 24, 1952. A lifetime resident of this area, Mrs. Rentschler was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Everett RENTSCHLER, R.R. 6, Rochester; two grandchildren, Tom RENTSCHLER, Vincennes, and Sue Ann RENTSCHLER, Columbia, Mo. One son, a brother, and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton Methodist church. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman buneral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, November 19, 1969

Clyde H. Ford
Clyde H. FORD, 62, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient eight weeks. He had been in failing health two months.
Born May 11, 1907 in Advance, Ind., he was the son of William and Lula FEATHERS FORD. He was employed by Rockwell-Standard corporation at Logansport for 26 years.
Surviving are three sons, Virgil [FORD], of R.R. 2, Rochester; Norman [FORD], of Hutchinson, Minn., and Wayne [FORD], with the U. S. Coast Guard at Sheboygan, Mich., and a granddaughter. A sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John REDDIX officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Virgil R. Becker
Virgil R. BECKER, 72, 213 West Seventh street, died Tuesday at 9 p.m. in the Miller nursing home, where he had been a patient since July 14. Death, caused by cancer, came after a 12-year illness that had been serious since July, 1968.
Born Oct. 10, 1897, in Fulton, he was the son of Henry and Linnie CLEMANS BECKER and had spent his entire life in the Rochester area. He was married in May, 1917, at Benton Harbor, Mich., to Madge Alice CORBETT, who died in 1922.
For many years, Mr. Becker operated the Texaco service station at Ninth and Franklin streets and later was employed at Miller Auto Parts here. He was a member of the Eagles lodge.
Surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) LINN, Bourbon; two grandchildren, Mrs. J. D. HOFF, Argos, and Alice DAVIDSON, Bourbon; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Lee [BECKER], Akron, and Mike [BECKER], R.R. 5, Rochester. One sister, Mabel [BECKER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Edwin McCLARON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 20, 1969

Royce M. McHenry
Word has been received here of the death Nov. 8, of a Rochester native, Royce Merrill McHENRY, 55, at his home in Riviera, Ariz. He had been a longtime resident of South Bend before moving to Arizona. Among the survivors is a half-brother, Fay RUSSELL of Rochester.

Hazel Rookstool
Last rites were held Monday in South Bend for Mrs. Hazel ROOKSTOOL, 78, South Bend, who died Saturday at her home. A native of Fulton, she was the widow of Samuel ROOKSTOOL, who died in 1965. Among survivors are a brother, Clifford BRADWAY of Rochester; and three sisters, Mrs. Celia ROOKSTOOL of Rochester, Mrs. Nellie SLUSSER of Akron, and Mrs. Valura SPOHN of Rochester. Burial was in the Akron cemetery.

John Edwards
John EDWARDS, 93, formerly of Moline, Ill., died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Lake Manor nursing home in Monticello where he had been a patient one month. He had been a patient in the Monticello nursing home since 1963.
He was born Sept. 16, 1876, in Casey county, Ky. His marriage was in 1936 to Mary BENNETT. She died Dec. 11, 1956. He was retired from the U. S. Army. Mr. Edwards was a veteran of the Spanish American War and World War I. He was a member of the American Legion post at Moline, Ill.
Surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. William (Gena) BUCKHOLZ, Tucson, Ariz.; five granddaughters; one step-gandson.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Park cemetery at Moline, Ill. The Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements.

Susan Dague
Miss Susan DAGUE, 23, Lansing, Michigan, died Tuesday in a Lansing hospital. She was the niece of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse BROWN, of this city. Final rites will be Friday in Traverse City, Mich.

Friday, November 21, 1969

William Elkins
William "Frank" ELKINS, 93, Tippecanoe, died at 10 a.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth where he was admitted Tuesday following a fall which resulted in a broken hip. He had been ill several years.
Born Feb. 8, 1876, near Tyner, he was the son of Thomas and Mary WAGMON ELKINS. His first marriage was to Rebecca MOORE in 1903. She died in 1911. He married Malinda HARSH, March 20, 1936, who survives. A retired employee of the Nickel Plate railroad, Mr. Elkins lived most of his adult life in Tippecanoe.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Mary) HOLLAR, Denver; and Mrs. Omer (Opal) JOY, Corpus Christi, Texas; twenty-one grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Four sons, Thomas, John, Caleb and Ralph [ELKINS], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Minister Donald QUERRY will officiate. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 22, 1969

[no obits]

Monday, November 24, 1969

Unice Kamp
Mrs. [Unice M.] KAMP, 87, Akron, died at 1 a.m. Sunday in the Rochester nursing home. She had been ill seven years.
Born Sept. 30, 1882, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Martha MYERS SHIREMAN. Her marriage was Oct. 28, 1900, in akron, to James A. KAMP. He died in 1965. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron community and a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Homer (Edith) DRIVER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) SWIHART, R.R. 2, Macy; two sons, Lloyd [KAMP], of R.R. 4, Warsaw, and Bert [KAMP], R.R. 2, Akron; six grandchildren; thirteen step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles SHIREMAN, Warsaw. One daughter, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. James MARTIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William R. Gray
Final rites were conducted at 3 p.m. today in Gray Court, S.C., for William Roy GRAY, who died Sunday in a hospital there. He was the father of W. Roy GRAY, of Rochester.
Mrs. Charles B. Noftsger
Mrs. Charles B. NOFTSGER, Phoenix, Ariz., died Sunday, in that city. She was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Jeanette GOHN of Rochester. Burial will be in South Bend.

Evalena Coe
Evalena COE, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient 2 1/2 months. She had been in failing health two years.
Born in Rush county, she was the daughter of Henry and Luella REVER NEFF. Her marriage was in Rushville, to Roy COE. Mrs. Coe had resided here 15 years, moving from Indianapolis. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church here and the Eastern Star at Indianapolis.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ione HUSTON, R.R. 2, Rochester, and one nephew, Wayne [COE], of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Two brothrs preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in Washington Park East cemetery in Indianapolis where graveside rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the fneral home.

Vernon L. Richter
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home at Peru for Vernon L. RICHTER, 78, marion, an Akron native, who died Saturday at 7:15 a.m. at Marion General hospital after an illness of one week.
A retired plumber, Mr. Richter had resided in Marion eight years. He was born Jan. 3, 1891, in Akron, the son of Leonard and Myra RICHTER. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are two children, Mrs. Weldon KLEPINGER, R.R. 2, Peru, and Kenneth RICHTER, Browns Mills, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia MYERS, Hammond, and Mrs. Emma HEETER, Rochester, and six grandchildren.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 25, 1969 to Wednesday, November 26, 1969

[no obits]

Thursday, November 27, 1969

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 28, 1969

Verda M. Green
Verda Mae GREEN, 56, R.R. 4, Rochester (Trails End, Tippecanoe river) died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since July 23. She had been ill one year.
Born June 25, 1913, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Gilbert ad Olive HENDERSON WHITE. Her marriage was May 20, 1941, in North Liberty, to William B. GREEN, who survives. She had resided in the Rochester area 49 years, moving from Tennessee. She was a member of the First Assembly of God church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mildred ZIMMERMAN, LaPorte; a son, Larry GREEN, R.R. 1, Rochester; one foster son, Dean SMITH, Bethesda, Md., two step-sons, William G. and Bryan H. GREEN, both of Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Orla Mable JOSCHKO, LaPorte; twenty-one grandchildren, six brothers and three sisters.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Jerry BOLINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 o'clock tonight.

Saturday, November 29, 1969

Dr. Roy Koffel
Rites were held this afternoon in Logansport for Dr. Roy KOFFEL, 86, Rochester native who died Thursday in St. Joseph hospital at Logansport. A chiropractor in Logansport for 55 years, Dr. Koffel was named Indiana Chiropractor of the year in 1946. Among survivors is a sister, Mrs. Edna HATTERY, Macy.

Arthur Nelson
Word has been received here of the death Thursday of Arthur NELSON, 86, of Milaca, Minn. He formerly was a farmer west of Rochester.

Walter J. Riehl
Walter John RIEHL, 73, 1122 Wabash avenue, died of a severe stroke at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted at 3:30 a.m. He had been in failing health four years.
He was born Dec. 23, 1895 in Secor, Ill., to Levi and Louisa SCHUCK RIEHL. He was married June 26, 1923 near Kewanna to Edna GRAFFT, who survives. He moved to Rochester in 1960, coming here from Kewanna where he had resided since 1935. He retired from farming in 1960. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran church and the Kewanna American Legion post. He was an Army veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Minnie DAVIS and Mrs. Alvin (Martha) BACHMAN, both of Secor, Ill.; a brother, Arthur J. RIEHL, Minonk, Ill., and nieces and nephews. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the St. John Lutheran church with the Rev. R. J. MUELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, December 1, 1969

Jesse F. Shriver
Jesse F. SHRIVER, R.R. 4, Rochesrter died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been ill three years.
Born July 4, 1891, near Akron, he was the son of Elias and Minerva GARDNER SHRIVER. His marriage was Sept. 6, 1913, in St. Joseph county, to Dora V. LAUGHMAN, who died in 1959. A retired farmer, Mr. Shiver had resided in Fulton county the majority of his life. He was a member of the Log Bethel Church of God near Akron.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Trella SWEARES, Kokomo, and Mrs. Robert (Vera) HOLLOWAY, R.R. 3, Kewanna; three sons, Ernest [SHRIVER], of Gary; Donnie [SHRIVER] and Glen [SHRIVER], both of Rochester; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jack (Faye) GORDON, Rochester; two brothers, Clarence [SHRIVER], Rochester, and Chester [SHRIVER], Akron. One great-grandson, a son, three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral 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 at Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Erma Jewell
Mrs. Erma (KLECKNER) [JEWELL], 75, Robinson, Ill., died Sunday morning in St. Anthony hospital at Terre Haute. She was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Robert KEIM of Rochester.
She was born in Argos in June 1894. Her marriage was to Lewis JEWELL. Surviving are two sisters. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Mina E. Musselman
Mrs. Mina Ellen MUSSELMAN, 82, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 5 a.m. today at her residence. Final arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Forrest R. Fenimore
Forrest R. FENIMORE, 80, died at 12:30 p.m. today at a nursing home in Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Tuesday, December 2, 1969

Harriett Jones
Mrs. Carrie MOORE, 613 Jefferson street, has received word of the death of her daughter, Harriett MOORE JONES. Mrs. Jones died Monday at her home in Alhambra, Cal., of a sudden heart attack.

Erma Jewell
Funeral services for Mrs. Lewis JEWELL, 75, Robinson, Ill., who died Sunday in Terre Haute, were conducted this morning at Robinson. Graveside rites are set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Jewell was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Robert KEIM.

Mina Musselman
Final rites for Mrs. Mina Ellen MUSSELMAN, 82, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, who died at 5 a.m. Monday at her home, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home.
The Rev. Frank GUYER will officiate and burial will be in the Mud Creek Chapel cemetery near Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Musselman, who had been ill several years, was in serious condition for one week before her death.
She was born Nov. 20, 1887 in Miami county near Macy to Thomas and Elizabeth BURKETT EWER. She had lived in Cass county since her marriage to Jesse R. MUSSELMAN on Feb. 10, 1909 in Mexico, Ind. Mr. Musselman died March 21, 1960. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Arlene MUSSELMAN, at home; a grandson, Stanley MUSSELMAN, at home; a sister, Mrs. Amia (Iona) STROUSS, Miller nursing home; nieces and nephews, and a brother-in-law, Nathan MUSSELMAN, Twelve Mile. A son, Clifford [MUSSELMAN], died in 1917. Five brothers and three sisters also preceded in death.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to te Indiana Society for the Prevention of Blindness or to the Heart Fund.

Foster D. Stoudt
Foster D. STOUDT, 57, R.R. 3, Kewanna, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Pulaski County hospital in Winamac at 4:20 a.m. today.
Born July 1, 1912, in Williamsport, he was the son of Albert P. and Clara DURBIN STOUDT. His marriage was July 26, 1942, to Harriet ELSTON, who survives. A farmer, Mr. Stoudt was a member of the Pinhook Grance lodge, Masonic lodge at Kewanna, I.O.O.F. at Kewanna, and the Kewanna Methodist church.
Also surviving are his mother; one son, Bill [STOUDT], of Muncie; two daughters, Jane and Mary [STOUDT], both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Paul HOOVER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Byron McKINSEY, Montebello, Cal.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Kewanna United Methodist church. 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. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Clyde J. Holland
Clyde J. HOLLAND, 77, Argos, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday in the Marshall county hospital at Plymouth. He had owned and operated the Holland hardware in Argos for 25 years. He suffered a stroke Nov. 5 at his store and was hospitalized then.
Born Nov. 7, 1892 near Plymouth, he was the son of Harry and Mary THOMAS HOLLAND. He had lived in Argos 25 years, moving there from Lapaz. He had been in the grocery and hardware businesses in Lapaz. He was married Jan. 1, 1912 to Chloie BESSLER, who died Aug. 4, 1917. He was married Aug. 30, 1919 in Plymouth to Hazel CLARK, who survives.
Mr. Holland was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, the Argos Masonic lodge and was a 50-year member of the Masonic order. He belonged to the Plymouth Chapter 49 RAM, the Argos Lions club, Argos Izaak Walton League and the Indiana Retail Hardware association.
He took an active interest in civic affairs, serving sevgeral years as a Republican member of the Marshall County Council. He also served on the Boy Scout troop committee several years and was troop treasurer. He was on the finance committee for the Salvation Army.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Doris STEPHENSON, Argos; three sons, H. Neal [HOLLAND], of Fort Wayne; Eldon "Dutch" [HOLLAND], of Plymouth, and Otho [HOLLAND], of Columbus; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Argos Masonic lodge services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Forrest R. Fenimore
Forrest R. FENIMORE, 80, 318 West 11th street, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Prairie View rest home in Warsaw. He had been ill six months and a patient three months.
Born July 9, 1889, at Washington Courthouse, O., he was the son of J. T. and Louise FENIMORE. His first marriage was Aug. 31, 1911, at Rochester, to Audrey KINDIG. She died in 1953. His second marriage was in 1954, to Amy BRUGH, who died in April. A retired Erie railroad employee, Mr. Fenimore had resided here 12 years, moving from North Judson. He was a member of the First Christian church here and the Masonic lodge at North Judson.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Farrel) SCHUG, Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Robert (Donabelle) BEAVER, Mason, O.; two sons, Ronald [FENIMORE], of Akron, and Vance [FENIMORE], of Fort Wayne; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Coral BUTTS, Rochester; one brother, Omer [FENIMORE], Peru; a step-daughter, Lois Donabelle KLINE, Rochester; two step-sons, Albert BRUGH, Battle Creek, Mich., and Joseph BRUGH, Rochester. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Revs. Daniel BENGSTON and Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home where Masonic rites will be conducted at 8:45 p.m. today.

Wilbur C. Cochran, Sr.
Wilbur C. COCHRAN, Sr., 72, Burket, died at Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, at 5:30 a.m. Monday. He had been ill three weeks.
A lifetime resident of the Burket community, he was born May 3, 1897, at Burket, the son of Henry and Nancy COLE COCHRAN. His marriage was April 28, 1918, to Georgia SPINNER. She died April 5, 1967. An accountant, Mr. Cochran was a member of the Burket United Methodist church, Mentone Masonic lodge, and American Legion post at Warsaw. He was state quartermaster for the Veterans of World War I organization.
Surviving are one son, Wilbur C. COCHRAN, Jr., U. S. Air Force, Montgomery, Ala.; three daughters, Mrs. John (Frances) CHILCOTE, Elkhart; Mrs. John (Bonnie) IRWIN, Burket, and Mrs. Dale (Edythe) BARBER, Akron; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Burked United Methodist church. The Revs. Donald POYSER and Mrs. Evan BERGWALL will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone after 7 p.m. today and at the church 1 1/2 hour prior to services.

Flora Rager
Mrs. Flora RAGER, 90, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 8:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill 12 years.
Born Aug. 2, 1879, in Laketon, she was the daughter of Mathew and Martha WALKER RAMEY. Her marriage was Feb. 16, 1907, to Vernon RAGER. He died April 3, 1939. He was a memb er of the Wesleyan Methodist church at Laketon.
Surviving are four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Pearl DILLINGS, Laketon. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the West Manchester church at North Manchester. The Rev. Floyd MORRIS will officiate. Burial will be in the cemetery adjacent to the church. Friends may call at the late residence after 2 p.m. on Wednesday until 11 a.m. on Friday and at the church from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to services. The Haupert funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, December 3, 1969

Robert Walters
Robert WALTERS, 65, Richland township, died at 10:15 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Doris I. Bonneau
Mrs. Doris I. BONNEAU, 65, 527 West Sixth street, died at 8:48 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one month. She had been ill three years.
Born April 24, 1904, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Beatrice HUNTER SLAYBAUGH. Her marriage was April 26, 1947, in Rochester, to Charles BONNEAU. He died March 30, 1966. She was a member of the Eagles lodge auxiliary in Logansport.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Olive) STANDIFORD, Akron; Mrs. Howard (Betty) REX, R.R. 1, Albion; one brother, Charles SLAYBAUGH, South Bend, and nieces and nephews. One daughter, two sisters, and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday 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 7 p.m. Thursday.

Rev. Robert Ross-Shannon
The Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, 81, Chesterton, pastor of the Rochester Methodist church from 1937-43, died at 1 a.m. today in Porter Memorial hospital at Valparaiso.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. CST Saturday in the Chesterton Metodist church. Friends may call at the White funeral home in Chesterton afer 2 p.m. CST Friday.

Thursday, December 4, 1969

Robert M. Walters
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m Saturday in the Richland Center Methodist church for Robert M. WALTERS, 66, R.R. 1, Argos, who died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
The Rev. Curtis SYLVESTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services. The Center I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.
Born Oct. 12, 1903, in Richland township, Mr. Walters was the son of Perry and Bessie NEFF WALTERS. His marriage was Oct. 26, 1931, in Argos, to Ethel RHOADS. She died Dec. 21, 1962. His second marriage was in 1967, in Brown County, to Ruth NEWCOMB, who survives. A retired farmer, he had spent his life in Richland township. He was a member of the Center I.O.O.F. lodge, Masonic lodge at Shrine of Jerusalem, Rochester, Argos Order of Eastern Star, Rochester White Toastmaster's club, and the RAM 90.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Kathryn) THOMPSON, Argos, a son, William [WALTERS], Elwood, Ill.; two step-sons, Jackie OVERMYER, R.R. 1, Argos, and James OVERMYER, Fort Wayne; ;one step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Erma Jean) GRAHAM, Hyattsville, Md.; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one brother, Russell D. WALTERS, R.R. 3, Rochester. One sister preceded in death.

Rev. Robert Ross-Shannon
The Rev. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, 81, former Methodist minister here who died Wednesday morning at Valparaiso, was a native of Scotland who was a printer for seven years before being ordained. He was pastor in Rochester from 1937-1943.
Born in Dunfries, Scotland May 15, 1888, he was a printer in England before coming to the United States in 1908. He received seminary training at Garret Theological Seminary at Northwestern university and he served in the medical corps of the Canadian army during World War I.
The Rev. Ross-Shannon held pastorates in upper New York state and the Indiana communities of Lindfen, South Bend, Plymouth, Lebanon, East Chicago and Chesterton in addition to Rochester before retiring in 1958. He resided in Chesterton at the time of his death.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Robert ROSS-SHANNON, Rockford, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Frances UTLEY, Chicago; a brother, Bert ROSS-SHANNON, of Wales, and five grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. CST Saturday in the Chesterton Methodist church. Friends may call at the White funeral home in Chesterton.

George N. Crabb
George N. CRABB, 91, Dulver, died at 12 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.
Born Oct. 29, 1878, in Kosciusko county, he had resided in the Culver area the past 59 years. His marriage was Oct. 29, 1901, in Culver, to Effa J. EDWARDS. She died in June, 1955. A retired farmer, Mr. Crabb was a member of the Mount Hope United Methodist church.
Surviving are five sons, Stephen [CRABB], Washington; Nelson [CRABB], of California; Cecil [CRABB], Springfield, Ore., James [CRABB], Plymouth, and Herbert CRABB, Culver; one daughter Mrs. Nancy JOHNSON, Rochester; one brother, Cleve CRABB, Culver; forty-two grandchildren; one-hundred-twelve great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, Dorothy [CRABB], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Charles L. HANEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Washington cemetery, east of Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, December 5, 1969

Harold B. Ewing
Harold B. EWING, Maitland, Fla., died Tuesday at his residence. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert EWING, former Rochester residents, and the nephew of Mrs. Marie SWINDEMAN, R.R. 2, Rochester. He is survived by his wife, Jerri [EWING], and one son.

Donna Mae Bush
Mrs. Donna Mae BUSH, 38, Mentone, died at 12:55 a.m. today at her residence. She had been ill two years.
Born Nov. 25, 1931, in Clinton, Ia., she was the daughter of Kenneth and Anna Barbara HESGARD. Her marriage was Sept. 27, 1953, in Culver, to Kenneth F. BUSH, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Kent [BUSH], at home; five daughters, Kathleen, Kirsten, Kimberly, Kolleen, Katrina [BUSH], all at home; her father, Kenneth HESGARD, Culver; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Helen) MALLOY, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Ruth {Karen} OLIVER, Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mentone United Methodist church. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends ma call at the King Memorial home in Mentone after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon on Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Saturday, December 6, 1969

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Monday, December 8, 1969

Gilbert H. McLaughlin
Gilbert H. McLAUGHLIN, 69, Etna Green, former Bourbon resident, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at his residence of a heart attack.
Born Dec. 4, 1900, at Bourbon, he was the son of William and Susan FORBIAN McLAUGHLIN. His marriage was Dec. 21, 1919, to Eulah McLAUGHLIN, who survives.
He had resided in Bourbon most of his life, moving to Etna Green in July. He was a retired employee of the Elcar Coach company at Bourbon.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Deaton-Beigh funeral home at Bourbon. The Rev. C. E. McCLARNON will officiate. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Melinda Frances Veeser
Melinda Frances VEESER, daughter of Carole and Lynn VEESER, Powers, Mich., died at birth in the St. Joseph Loyd hospital in Menominee, Mich. She was the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert FOLTZ of Rochester.

Jean Ann Kirby
Jean Ann KIRBY, 2 1/2 year-old daughter of Harold and Laraine CANNON KIRBY, Akron, died at her residence at 8 a.m. Sunday. She had been ill since birth.
She was born June 11, 1967, at Plymouth.
Surviving with her parents are one sister, Beth Ann [KIRBY], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles CANNON, Delong; the paternal grandparents, Mrs. Dortha KIRBY, grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth COOPER, Argos; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary JOHNSON, Valparaiso.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Patricia Lance
Mrs. Patricia LANCE, 74, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. Saturday in the William Beaumont hospital in Detroit. She resided with her brother, Paul BURNS, and had been ill five years.
Born Nov. 15, 1895, in Henry township, she was the daughter of James M. and Nancy Ellen HALTERMAN BURNS. Her marriage was June 15, 1935, in Detroit, to Fred J. LANCE. He died April 24, 1964. She had resided here five years, moving from Detroit. She was a member of the First Christian church here.
Surviving are grandchildren; one brother, Paul BURNS, R.R. 5, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Kathleen) BUNN and Mrs. Lewis (Mary) SLOAN, both of Detroit.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 9, 1969

Fred H. Reed
Fred H. REED, 81, Huntington, former Rochester resident, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday in the Huntington County hospital.
Born May 18, 1888, in Rochester, he was the son of Ellis E. and Emma REED. His marriage was Oct. 9, 1909, to Minna MILLER, who survives. Mr. Reed had resided in Rochester until 1930 and with his father operated the Reed Second Hand store.
Surviving with his wife are three sons, Virgil and Edgar [REED], both of Huntington, Wilbert REED, Crawfordsville; two daughters, Mrs. Victor (Freida) HAMMEL, and Mrs. Harold (Caroline) RIGGLE, both of Huntington; twenty-three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bailey funeral home in Huntington. The Rev. CLEMENS will officiate. Burial will be in the Pilgrim's Rest cemetery in Huntington. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Arthur Brockey
Arthur BROCKEY, 55, 619 Indiana avenue, died at 10:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Monday. Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, December 10, 1969

Arthur E. Brockey
Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Arthur E. BROCKEY, 55, 619 Indiana Avenue, who died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
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.
Mr. Brockey had been ill six weeks and a patient at the hospital one day.
Born Oct. 27, 1915, in Fulton county, he was the son of Benjamin and Hazel McDONALD BROCKEY. Mr. Brockey was a former employee of the Grable Body Shop at Twelve Mile and had resided in this area most of his life.
Suviving are three sons, Ermil [BROCKEY], Goodyear, Ariz.; Eugene [BROCKEY], Klamath, Ore., and David [BROCKEY], Quincy, Mich.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Adrian (Opal) ARCHER, Cromwell, and Mrs. Marion (Evabelle) SMITH, Mentone; three brothers, Lloyd, Ernest and Leonard [BROCKEY], all of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Thursday, December 11, 1969

Royce Mishler
Royce MISHLER, 63, former Akron druggist, died unexpectedly at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in a hospital at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Final arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Friday, December 12, 1969

Nora E. Teel
Mrs. Nora Ethel TEEL, 90, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw. She had been ill four years.
Bor Sept. 9, 1879, near Mentone, she was the daughter of John and Osa Emma SHAW NELSON. Her marriage was in Mentone to Clement L. TEEL. He died Sept. 25, 1953. She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are one son, Oliver [TEEL], R.R. 1, Mentone, and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery southwest of Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Nora E. Teel
Akron-Mentone News
Born September 9, 1879, Nora Ethel [SHAW], became the first child of the union of John Riley NELSON and Osa Emma SHAW. To this union later were added A. Irvin, Willis E., Hazel F. and L. Virgil [SHAW], all of whom are deceased.
She was united in marriage with Clement L. TEEL on Dec. 9, 1897. To this union was born one child, Oliver C. [TEEL]. Other direct survivors are a granddaughter, Judith Diane "Judy" COONS of Columbus, Ind., and a grandson, Jay Alan, [TEEL], at home.
Upon the death of her sister, Hazel, Clem and Nora became foster-parents to Emma Alice GIRTEN, now at West Palm Beach, Florida and Nora Elizabeth "Betty" CLEMANS of Rochester. Also later to Adrian L. DORAN of Lebanon, Ind. and John H. DORAN of Bloomington, Ind.
Nora became deceased Dec. 11, 1969, aged 90 years, 3 months and 2 days. Due to unfortunate circumstances she had been a patient at Murphy Medical Center and Prairie View Rest Home since Dec. 8, 1965.
Early in life she became a member of the Church of Christ at Sycamore and when in 1909 the Church of Christ was established at Mentone she transferred her membership there. She remained a member of the Church of Christ throughout her lifetime.
Interment was in the Sycamore cemetery southwest of Mentone on Saturday, December 13, 1969, with T. R. JONES, minister of the Mentone Church of Christ officiating.
The King Memorial Home was in charge of arrangements.

John R. Bryan
John R. BRYAN, 70, Culver, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in Pulaski county hospital at Winamac. He had been ill six weeks and a patient since Tuesday.
Born Aug. 20, 1899, in Argos, he was the son of Frank and Emma DRAKE BRYAN. His marriage was Aug. 16, 1925, at St. Jo, Mich., to Mary Ellen BELL, who survives. He had resided in the Culver area 40 years, moving from Logansport. He had been an employee of the Culver Military academy and a member of the Emanuel United Methodist church at Culver.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. R. Winston (Marilyn) FITZGERALD, Dawson Springs, Ky.; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Everett (Marie) GOODMAN, Culver; three brothers, Francis BRYAN, South Bend, Walter [BRYAN], of Midway, O., and Clarence [BRYAN], of Melvourne, Fla. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Emanuel United Methodist church at Culver. The Rev. A. E. GIVENS will officiate.
Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home inArgos from 1 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday at the church from noon on Sunday until the hour of service. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Emanuel United Methodist church.

Sylvia Middleton
Mrs. Sylvia MIDDLETON, 86, Fort Wayne, former Argos resident, died at 4 a.m. today in the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Royce Mishler
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz fneral home in Akron for Royce MISHLER, [64], Akron, former Akron druggist, who died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in a St. Petersburg, Fla. hospital.
The Revs. David WIDMOER and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Born Nov. 5, 1905, in Nappanee, he was the son of Menno and Neota MOST MISHLER. His marriage was Feb. 14, 1929, at Nappaneee, to Isabelle WIDMOYER, who survives. Mr. Mishler formerly operated a drug store at Akron and was a member of the Akron Brethren church. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Akron, the Rochester Elks, and the Pinellas County Pharmaceutical society in Florida.
Also surviving are one son, Dr. [Joe] B. MISHLER, Pierceton; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lelie (Lovita) RICE, Nappanee. One brother preceded in death.

Susie Morris
Mrs. Susie MORRIS, 63, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at her residence. She had been ill one year.
Born Nov. 3, 1906, in Akron, she was the daughter of Schuyler and Emma SMOKER DAVIS. Her marriage was July 31, 1925, in Rochester, to Dick MORRIS, who survives. She had lived the majority of her life in the Rochester area and was a member of the Pleasant Valley club.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Frances) BAKER, Bourbon; Mrs. Bethel (Donna Jean) OLINGER, and Mrs. George (Marilyn) HALTERMAN, both of R.R. 1, Rochester; two sons, Clifford [MORRIS], and Joe [MORRIS], both of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; one step-sister, Mrs. Earl RIDOUT, Indianapolis, and one step-brother, Otis BURKETT, of Rochester. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday 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. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer fund.

Henry W. Heater
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Henry W. HEATER, 78, 124 1/2 East 12th street, who died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.
Born March 6, 1891, in Winamac, he was the son of Osa Moses and Nettie TOBY HEATER. He was the brother of the lae Mrs. Hazel BOWERS, of Rochester. A retired employee of the Barger Box company at Elkhart, he had resided here since March, moving from Elkhart.
Surviving are one daughter, Vera KRIDER, Englewood, Cal.; one son, Victor HEATER, Elkhart, and a granddaughter.

Saturday, December 13, 1969

Sylvia Middleton
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Michael's Catholic church at Plymouth for Mrs. Sylvia MIDDLETON, 86, Fort Wayne, a former Argos residet who died at 4 a.m. Friday in Fort Wayne St. Joseph's hospital.
Father Casimir MOSKWINSKI will officiate the services and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Middleton had lived in Argos 38 years before moving to Fort Wayne 25 years ago. She was born in Leo, Ind. Feb. 7, 1883 to James and Caroline BARVA ZEHENDNER. She was married in Fort Wayne to Albert Summer MIDDLETON, who died May 10, 1947. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic church in Fort Wayne.
Many nieces and nephews survive, including Mrs. Louis (Charlotte) WARD of Fort Wayne, with whom Mrs. Middleton had lived for the last six years.

Monday, December 15, 1969

Chester Fish
Chester FISH, 48, 1523 Wallace avenue, died at 7:20 a.m. today at the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Naomi J. Mikesell
Mrs. Naomi J. MIKESELL, 43, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one month.
Born June 22, 1926, in Miami county, she was the daughter of James and Josephine MIKESELL HEIGHT. Her marriage was Aug. 26, 1944, in Winamac, to Calvin W. MIKESELL, who survives. Mrs. Mikesell had been a resident of this area 30 years. She was a member of the Talma Methodist church and the Tippecanoe Home Economics club. She had served for a number of years on the Board of Directors of the Fulton County Retarded Children's association.
Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Lisa [MIKESELL], at home; four sons, Ken and Ted [MIKESELL], both at home; Wade [MIKESELL], R.R. 5, Rocester, and Dennis [MIKESELL], West Lafayette; one granddaughter, Elaine MIKESELL; nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Marjorie WHITMEYER and Marie HOPPER, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Joseph M. Burns
Joseph M. BURNS, 60, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Born Dec. 14, 1909, in Fulton county, he was the son of Martin and Mary DEVANNEY BURNS. His marriage was April 22, 1936, to Robbin JONES, who survives. Mr. Burns was the owner of gravel pits in Plymouth and Culver. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles MILES, Kokomo, and Mrs. Joseph DITMIRE, Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Margaret KIRK, Peru, and seven grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery near Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 o'clock tonight.

Fern Owen
Mrs. Fern OWEN, 77, 128 East 10th street, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted at noon.
Born March 23, 1892, in Winamac, she was the daughter of Benjamin F. and Arminta DIETRICH BOWERS. Her marriage was in 1914, in Terre Haute, to Ernest W. OWEN. He died in 1951. Mrs. Owen resided here 12 years, moving from LaPorte.
Surviving are two brothers, Joseph BOWERS, Rochester, and Harry BOWERS, Fayetteville, N.C., and nieces and nephews. A brother, George BOWERS, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Victor H. Skidmore
Victor H. SKIDMORE, 60, R.R. 6, Rochester, Reiter community, died at 5:25 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one day. He had been ill six weeks.
A farmer, Mr. Skidmore was a resident of this area 46 years, and drove a Rochester school bus 15 years. He played baseball on the Rochester Merchant's team from 1928 to 1950, along with his father and three brothers. He was a member of the First Christian church and the I.O.O.F. lodge here.
Born Dec. 6, 1909, in Rosslyn, Ky., he was the son of Albert and Carrie EWEN SKIDMORE. His marriage was Jan. 2, 1937, at Mt. Vernon, Ky., to Mary DRAKE, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Judith) FINLEY, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one son, John A. SKIDMORE, South Bend; four grandchildren; his step-mother, Ferol SKIDMORE, R.R. 2, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Max (Norine) BAILEY Jr., Schaumberg, Ill.; two brothers, Henry C. [SKIDMORE], Rochester, and William T. [SKIDMORE], R.R. 6, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. One brother, [Forrest M. SKIDMORE], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday 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. Wednesday.

Clara Stults
Mrs. Clara STULTS, 87, Argos, died at 7:10 p.m. Monday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill six months.
Born May 23, 1882, west of Argos, she was the daughter of Jasper and Laura PRICE LAKE. Her marriage was Aug. 1, 1904, to John STULTS. He died Nov. 11, 1935. Mrs. Stults had lived most of her life in Argos with the exception of eight years spent in Wisconsin. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, Whippoorwill Ladies Aid, and a charter member of the Argos Chapter of Easter Star.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Isabelle) KREIGER, Argos; two sons, Quentin [STULTS], Twin Lake, Mich., and Vernon [STULTS], Baldwin, Mich.; five grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Orley ZEHBE, South Bend; three brothers, Milburn LAKE and Arnold LAKE, both of South Bend, and William LAKE, R.R. 4, Plymouth. Two children, one brother, and two sisters preceded in death
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER 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.

Chester Fish
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Chester FISH, 48, 1523 Wallace street, who died at 7:30 a.m. Monday in the Veteran's hospital at Fort Wayne.
The Rev. M. B. KENT will officiate and burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. The American Legion and VFW Posts will conduct full military graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Fish was a veteran of World War II and served with the Marine Corps in the Asiatic-Pacific area. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart Award for injuries sustained in the Okinawa and Palau Island engagements. He was a member of the American Legion Post at Argos, and the VFW Post at Rochester.
Born Feb. 3, 1921, in Argos, he was the son of Otis and May LAYMAN FISH. His marriage was May 15, 1954, in Angola, to Dorothy A. KNIGHT, who survives.
Surviving with his wie are one daughter, Brenda FISH, at home; six step-children, Robert Leroy WRIGHT, Lake Bruce; Janis Kay BRAUN, Sue Ann LITTLE, Plyllis Ann MILLER, and Carol Jo Van DALSEN, all of Rochester, and Vicki PENNELL, of Akron; two brothers, Dale [FISH], of Rochester, and Clifford [FISH], of South Bend; twelve grandchildren; one half-sister, Ethel BERGER, Argos.

Wednesday, December 17, 1969

John J. Clyde
John J. CLYDE, 68, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 4 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Dec. 3. He had been ill since 1964.
He was born March 19, 1901 in Joliet, Ill. His parents were Isaac and Elicia CLYDE. He had lived here since 1964. He was married March 5, 1924 in Chicago to Carrie C. HANSEL, who died April 20, 1960.
Mr. Clyde was a retired employee at Rochester Metal products. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church and of the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are four sons, Robert CLYDE, Elwood, Ill.; Donald CLYDE, Macomb, Ill. ; William CLYDE, R.R. 5, Plymouth, and Earl CLYDE, Forest Park, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Shirley) MAHKOVEC, Joliet, Ill., and Miss Carol CLYDE, R.R. 4, Rochester; twenty-four grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. A son, Oliver [CLYDE], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Catholic church. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery at Monterey. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to charity.

Thursday, December 18, 1969

Elba A. Miller
Mrs. Elba A. MILLER, 64, Argos, died at 12:05 a.m. today at Marshall County Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been ill for six months.
She was born Sept. 25, 1905 in Rochester. Her parents were James and Mary PICKENS HOTT. She had lived in the Argos community for the past 37 years. She came to Argos from Culver. She was married to Clem MILLER in Rochester March 11, 1922. He survives.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the United Methodist church of Argos, and the WSCS of the church. She belonged to the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid and the Green Township Home Economics club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maurice (Cleta) NELSON, South Bend; three sons, Herman [MILLER], Akron; Clem [MILLER], Jr., Rochester, and Richard Lee [MILLER], Argos; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Ada KILOH, Kansas, Mo.; Grace DORTON, Kentland; Pearl SHRADER, Kewanna, and Nobeline SHELDON, Rensselaer; two brothers, Milo HOTT, Kewanna, and Charlie HOTT, Winamac. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Argos United Methodist church. The Rev. Robert HENSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Friday, December 19, 1969

Elba A. Miller
Services for Mrs. Elba A. MILLER, 64, Argos, who died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. It previously was reported the rites would be in the Argos United Methodist church. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles Dee Shuman
Charles Dee SHUMAN, 74, 421 Indiana avenue, was found dead at his home about 2 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton County coroner, pronounced him dead of a self-inflicted wound in the heart from a revolver.
A lifetime resident of this community, Mr. Shuman had been in failing health for five years. He was born in Rochester Nov. 11, 1895 to Harmon and Lulu FENSTERMAKER SHUMAN. He was married March 10, 1920 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Norabelle CURTIS, who preceded in death.
Surviving are a son, Devon SHUMAN, Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Linda LANTZ and Miss Mary Beth SHUMAN, both of Rochester, and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Eileen [SHUMAN], died Oct. 19, 1932.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. V. A. LALLEMENT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 20, 1969

[no obits]

Monday, December 22, 1969

Charles M. Travis
Charles M. TRAVIS, 62, R.R. 2, Rochester, Lake Manitou, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in the National nursing home where he had been a patient since Dec. 13. He had been seriously ill four years with a heart condition.
Mr. Travis had resided in Rochester 25 years and operated the Travis Implement agency here 22 years. He had been in the farm implement business 33 years.
Born April 18, 1907, in Samath, Ill., he was the son of G. W. and Martha Jane JONES TRAVIS. His marriage was Nov. 22, 1957, in Rochester, to Ida Belle SHAFFER, who survives. He was a member of the Samath Baptist church, Samath Masonic lodge, Manitou Shrine club, Socttish Rite of Indianapolis, and the Rochester Moose lodge.
Also surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Robert F. (Norma) SMITH, Rochester; two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edith T. MESCHER, Harrisburg, Ill., and Mrs. Dollie Jane FARQUHAR, Grantsburg, Ill.; two brothers, Vanis O. TRAVIS, Belknap, Ill., and William T. TRAVIS, also of Belknap, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday 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 7 p.m. today.

Melita S. Snyder
Mrs. Melita S. SNYDER, 68, 403 West Ninth street, died unexpectedly at 2:05 p.m. Sunday at her residence of a heart attack. She was preparing to leave on the afternoon train to spend Christmas with her son in Chicago.
A lifetime resident of this community, she was born March 19, 1901, in Newcastle township, the daughter of George and Anna PERSCHBACHER KILER. Her marriage was in June 1937, to Willard SNYDER. He died Oct. 4, 1942.
Mrs. Snyder was an elementary school teacher at the first grade of the Triton District schools at Tippecanoe. She had previously instructed at Reiter, Argos, Noblesville and Rolling Prairie. She was a graduate of Talma high school and Manchester college. She had completed her graduate work at Monmouth college in Illinois and at Manchester. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church and the Neighborly club.
Surviving are one son, George W. SNYDER, Hanover Park, Ill., two grandchildren, Kimberly and Tracy SNYDER, Hanover Park, Ill.; a nephew, Harold KILER, Mishawaka; one niece, Anna Margaret KILER, also of Mishawaka, and cousins in the Rochester area. One brother, Harold [KILER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m Wednesday in the St. John's Lutheran church. The Rev. R. J. MUELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to services.

Max W. Huffman
Max W. HUFFMAN, 45, Akron, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, where he was a patient three days. He had been ill five months.
Born Oct. 18, 1924 in North Manchester, he was the son of Grover and Myrtle SHIREMAN HUFFMAN. He was a lifetime rsident of the Akron community. He was married Nov. , 1946 in Akron to Phyllis SUMMERS. He was a heavy equipment operator for McMahan Construction company of Rochester. He was a member of the Akron Brethren church, a veteran of World War II and belonged to Akron Masonic Lodge 659.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Bonnie [HUFFMAN], at home; four sons, Tom [HUFFMAN], of Akron; Ron, Don and Max [HUFFMAN], Jr., all at home; one grandchild; the father, Grover H. HUFFMAN, Akron; four sisters, Mrs. Dean (Mable) POLLETT, Plant City, Fla.; Mrs. James (Mary Ann) LACKEY, Hillsdale, Fla. Mrs. Eleanor POLLACK, Pierceton, and Mrs. Paul (Irene) GRISSO, Sidney; three brothers, Cecil [HUFFMAN], of Roann; Joe [HUFFMAN], of South Whitley, and Jerry [HUFFMAN], of St. Louis, Mo., and nine nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Brethren church with the Rev. J. F. BALDWIN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Masonic services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Tuesday, December 23, 1969

Robert Mason
Word has been received of the death of Robert MASON, 1542 North 48th street, Phoenix, Ariz., a former Rochester resident. He died Saturday in Phoenix. Surviving are his wife, Marion [MASON], and one son, Robert [MASON], Jr.

Robert J. Kolar
Robert J. KOLAR, 45, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday at his home after a two-month illness.
Born Dec. 20, 1924 in Chicago, he was the son of Harry and Helen MICHAELS KOLAR. He had lived in the Plymouth area since 1943. he was a veteran of World War II. He was machinist at the Culver Tool and Engineering company.
Surviving are the wife, Anna B. SHEAKS KOLAR; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Deloris) SMITH, DeWitt, Mich.; two sons, Larry [KOLAR], with the Armed Forces in Germany, and Joseph [KOLAR], seven months old, at home; two grandsons; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry KOLAR, Plymouth; sister, Mrs. Harold (Arlene) RUBY, Plymouth, and three brothers, Harry [KOLAR], Jr., Helena, Mont.; Jerome and Richard [KOLAR], both of Argos.
Last rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Friday, awaiting word from the son in Germany, at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday until time of services.

Russell Stanley
Russell STANLEY, 78, Fulton, died at 2 p.m. Monday at his residence. He had been ill several years and serious three weeks.
Born Oct. 28, 1891, in Connersville, he was the son of Franklin and Ada RETHERFORD STANLEY. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Fulton area 15 years, moving from Elwood. A World War I veteran, he was a member of the Rochester American Legion Post. He was also a member of the United Methodist church
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Thurman (Gladys) CROOK, Adamsboro; Mrs. Clifford (Lucille) BAGGERLY, Rochester; Mrs. Marion (Erma) MURDEN, and Mrs. Floyd (Edna) WERNER, both of Fulton; one brother, Nathan STANLEY, Elwood; several nieces and nephews. Four brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. George HAPNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery where the Rochester American Legion Post will conduct Military Flag ceremonies during committal rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, December 24, 1969

Carleton H. Haskett
Carleton H. "Hack" HASKETT, 63, former owner of Haskett & Smith insurance agency here, died Tuesday at 3:50 p.m. at the Beacon Manor nursing home at Fort Myers, Fla., after an extended illness. He had been a patient at the nursing home for the past year.
Mr. Haskett had retired and moved to Florida three years ago after selling the agency to partner Wayne SMITH. He had been engaged in the insurance business for 30 years and in 1960-61 served as president of the Indiana Association of Insurance Agents.
A native of Hertford, N.C., he was born May 20, 1906, the son of James H. and Neanie ROGERSON HASKETT. His marriage was in this city to Viola JONES, who survives.
A graduate of Wake Forest university, Mr. Haskett first came to this city in 1933 when the U.S. fish hatchery was constructed, being employed by the Department of Interior at that time.
He was a former director of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, former director of the Rochester Telephone Company, member of the Kiwanis club, Elks, Moose and Masonic lodges, Grace United Methodist church and at Fort Myers belonged to the Arada Shrine temple, Scottish Rite, Moose and Elks lodges.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Jane BOCK, Longmont, Colo.; two brothers, James [HASKETT], Portsmouth, Va., and Leroy [HASKETT], Edmonton, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Haywood COTHRAN, Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Carey BUNCH, Edmonton, N.C.
Last rites were held today at 3 p.m. at the Harvey funeral home 1600 Colonial boulevard, Fort Myers, with burial in Memorial Gardens cemetery there. The family requests that no flowers be sent but that memorials be made instead to Wesley Memorial Methodist church, Fort Myers.

Elma Wagoner
Mrs. Elma WAGONER, 61, 428 West Third street, died at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill six weeks and a patient one week.
Born Nov. 3, 1908, near Akron, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben KAMP. Her marriage was Dec. 12, 1931, in Rochester to Clifford D. WAGONER, who survives. Mrs. Wagoner was a lifetime resident of Rochester.
Also surviving are three sons, Bill [WAGONER], South Bend; Merlyn [WAGONER], Orlando, Fla., and Frederick R. [WAGONER], Rochester; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Faye GROGG, North Manchester; Mrs. Mabel SMITH, Bremen; Mrs. Ed (Katherine) OVERLANDER, and Mrs. Ed (Irene) WIDEMAN, both of Akron; four brothers, Guy, Harvey and Forest [WAGONER], all of Akron, and Robert [WAGONER], of Wakarusa.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday 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. Thursday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Fund.

Thursday, December 25, 1969

[no Rochester Sentinel - holiday]

Tammy Sue Shepherd
Akron-Mentone News
Tammy Sue SHEPHERD, one-day old daughter of Quinllen and Mildred GIPSON SHEPHERD, Silver Lake, died Friday morning at Murphy Medical Center where she was born Thursday afternoon.
Surviving with her parents are a brother, Quinllen [SHEPHERD], Jr., 3, and a sister, Aluda Marie [SHEPHERD], 1, both at home; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey GIPSON, Salyersville, Ky., and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John SHEPHERD, David, Ky.
Funeral services for the little girl were conducted Saturday morning in Warsaw.

Charles E. Keiser
Akron-Mentone News
Charles E. KEISER, 87, father of Mrs. Walter A. HARRIS, Akron, died at Fort Wayne Thursday of complications of a fractured hip.
Other survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Stuart D. SMITH, Columbia City, and Mrs. Herschel HALL, Columbia City; a brother, John H. KEISER, of Columbia City; three sisters, Mrs. John KRIDER, Mrs. Wm. LANDIS, both of Sterling, Ill., Ruth LUDWIG of Trenton, Mich. five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Columbia City.

Friday, December 26, 1969

Roscoe D. Hinkle
Roscoe D. HINKLE, 68, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 9:25 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Monday.
Born Aug. 2, 1901, in Greenwood, he was the son of Mr and Mrs. Arthur HINKLE. His marriage was Jan 12, 1923, in Franklin, to Elnora SAMPSON, who survives. He was a retired employee of the Bendix corporation in South Bend and a member of the Christian church in Greenwood.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Jacqueline) JEFFERIES, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Jack (Janith) NOFTSGER, R.R. 5, Rochester; five grandchildren. One son and two granddaughters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Vernon A. LALLEMENT 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.

Ernest Treber
The Rev. Ernest TREBER, 83, Argos, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Marshall County hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill six months.
A retired Christian church minister, the Rev. Treber had served as pastor of the Argos Congregational Christian church from 1939 to 1949. His last pastorate was at the Tippecanoe Christian church in 1952.
Born May 8, 1886, at Bainbridge, O., he was the son of Samuel and Pearl BAILEY TREBER. His marriage was Jan. 29, 1915, at Winchester, to Mildred L. CORTNER, who survives.
Rev. Treber was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, Argos Lions club, Masonic lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite and the Indiana Ministerial association.
He was a graduate of Taylor unidersity at Upland and was ordained as a minister in 1915. He also attended Merium and Manchester colleges in Indiana and Defiance college at Defiance, O.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ernestine) BECKER, Argos, and Mrs. John (Glea) POWERS, R.R. 4, Plymouth; one son, Robert [TREBER], of Argos; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Goldie TREBER, Chillicothe, O., and Mrs. John SCHAFER, Greentown. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. today.

Daisy Belle Nuell
Mrs. Daisy Belle NUELL, 58, R.R. 2, Rochester, Lake Manitou, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at her residence at 1:30 a.m. Thursday.
Born May 11, 1911, at Etna Green, she was the daughter of Samuel and Ida ELDER HIGHT. Her marriage was Aug. 23, 1930, in Warsaw, to Alvin D. NEULL, who survives. Mrs. Nuell had resided in Rochester since 1930, moving from Warsaw. She was an employee in the meat department at Berkway Super Market. She was a member of the Rochester American Legion auxiliary.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Marie AKENS, Mentone; two brothers, Jacob HIGHT, Etna Green, and John HIGHT, Warsaw, and nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, December 27, 1969

[no obits]

Monday, December 29, 1969

Edith M. Weller
Mrs. Edith Marie WELLER, 82, Fulton, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Miller nursing home where she had been a patient two years. She had been ill three years.
Born Sept. 7, 1887, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of John and Minnie PENCE LOWE. Her marriage was March 24, 1909, in Rochester, to Clinton WELLER. He died Oct. 23, 1956. A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she attended the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Don (Leona) EYTCHESON, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Herman (Belva) YSBERG, R.R. 1, Rochester; three grandchildren, Jerry EYTCHESON, Rochester; Mrs. William (Jane) LOCKE, Hamilton, and Joy EYTCHESON, R.R. 6, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Besse WHYBREW, Rochester; and Mrs. Ora (Mary) FISHER, R.R. 1, Rochester; one brother, Isaac LOWE, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A brother and grandchild preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Eugene Adamson
Eugene ADAMSON, former Rochester resident, died early today in Rushville where he had resided the past eight years. He was the brother of Paul ADAMSON of this city. Final rites will be Wednesday in Rushville.
Harvey W. Walker
Harvey W. WALKER, 85, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in Dukes hospital at Peru where he had been a patient for one day. Death was due to complicationas following an illness of 10 years. He had been seriously ill one week.
Born June 17, 1884, in Wabash county, he was the son of Robert and Gertrude MARTINDALE WALKER. His marriage was Feb. 22, 1905, in Roann, to Ida ACHEY, who died in September, 1969. A retired farmer, he was a lifetime resident of the Macy area.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John (Beulah) WINNINGHAM, Peru.; Mrs. Elwood (Berniece) ARTHUR, Akron; Mrs. Lyman (Eathel) MONGOSA, Denver; Mrs. Gladys DEEDS, Rocheter; Mrs. Casey (Mary Katherine) CAMPBELL, Akron; ten sons, Ralph, Clifford, Donald and Wayne [WALKER], all of Peru; Russell [WALKER], Macy; Kenneth and Melvin [WALKER], Wabash; Eugene [WALKER], Denver; Robert and Arthur [WALKER], both at home; fifty grandchildren and sixty-one great-grandchildren. Four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chili Baptist church with the Rev. Walter MORRIS officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. tuesday until noon Wednesday and one hour at the church prior to services.

Claude C. Fred
Claude C. FRED, 77, Fulton, died at 8:00 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for one week.
Born May 22, 1892, in Rossville, Ill, he was the son of Christopher H. and Isabelle HARRIS FRED. His marriage was on June 2, 1915, near Fulton, to Blanche MARTIN, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of the Fulton area and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church, Fisherman's club, Fulton Masonic lodge and the Rochester Royal Arch Masons.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Aline) FRIEDRICH, R.R. 2, Kewanna; one son, Lavon [FRED], R.R. 6, Rochester; three grandsons, William, Philip and David FRED, R.R. 6, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Edna THRUSH, Indianapolis, and nieces and nephews. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Fulton United Methodist church. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Tuesday, December 30, 1969

John Dynes
John DYNES, husband of the former Mrs. Pearl ROUCH of Rochester, died Sunday in Indianapolis. Final rites will be in Indianapolis Wednesday.

Emanuel Kroft
Emanuel KROFT, 71, Akron, died about 9 a.m. today at Dukes hospital in Peru. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Irvin Steininger
Irvin STEININGER, 85, R.R. 3, Rochester, died about noon today in Woodlawn hospitaL. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Edna F. Daulton
Mrs. Edna F. DAULTON, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted at noon. She had been ill since Feb. 18.
Born Sept. 1, 1911, near Rochester, she was the daughter of William L. and Maude BARR NICHOLS. Her marriage was April 30, 1931, at Hoopeston, Ill., to Ben E. DAULTON. A lifetime resident of Rochester and vicinity, she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Woodlawn hospital Gray Ladies.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Phillip and David [DAULTON], Rochester; four grandchildren; one sister, Miss Martha Louise NICHOLS, Warsaw; one brother Donn J. NICHOLS, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Ernest, Omer and Max [NICHOLS], and two sisters, [C'Dale] and Violet [NICHOLS], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Athens Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Bertha O. Clemans
Mrs. Bertha Olive CLEMANS, 89, Fulton, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient since March 3. She had been ill one year.
Born July 8, 1880, in Fulton, she was the daughter of Franklin and Katherine ABBOT KOCHENDERFER. Her marriage was Feb. 12, 1900, in Macy, to Albert Newton CLEMANS. He died in 1952. A lifetime resident of Fulton, she was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Dee [CLEMANS], Portage, and Hershel [CLEMANS], Hapeville, Ga.; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Thomas BOWMAN officiating. Burial will be at the Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Sarah E. Slick
Mrs. Sarah E. SLICK, Indianapolis, mother of Mrs. Warren HOY of Rochester, died in her daughter's home Tuesday. She was 84 years old.
Born Nov. 15, 1885, in Delphi, she was the daughter of Jackson and Mary ROUNDTREE BARNETT. She was married to Val Joseph SLICK, who preceded in death.
A 60-year resident of Indianapolis, she was a member of Lady of Lourdes Catholic church and the Altar Society.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Warren (Thelma O.) HOY, Rochester, and Mrs. Bonnie WEIMER, Indianapolis, and seven grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the Lade of Lourdes Catholic church in Indianapolis with an 8:30 am. prayer service at the Shirley Brothers chapel. Burial will be in the Holy Cross cemetery. Friends may call at the Shirley Brothers funeral home after noon Thursday.

Irvin Steininger
Final rites for Irvin J. STEININGER, who died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Revs. Robert SEITZ and Walter MAYER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. Masonic Lodge 79 will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Steininger, 85, had been a patient at the hospital for 10 days and was ill for three years.
Born Sept. 17, 1884, at Berne, he was the son of Howard and Eliza BEEHLER STEININGER. His marriage was April 15, 1906 at Logansport to Ruby M. BUNKER, who survives.
Mr. Steininger had lived in the Elkhart area since 1967 moving there from South Bend. In the summer, his residence was in Richland township. He was a custodian of Lydic school for 20 years and retired in 1951. He was a member of the United Methodist church of Lydic, Terre Coupee Lodge F & AM of New Carlisle and William Hacker RAM Chapter 63 of Auburn.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Thelma L. PHILLIPS, Elkhart; one son, Hugh E. [STEININGER], South Bend; two brothers, Herman [STEININGER], Rochester, and the Rev. George STEININGER, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Two sisters ad two brothers preceded in death.
[NOTE: Irvin Steininger started giving speeches about 5 years of age, spoke in many states around 1890 for a few years, and became known as the "Hoosier Boy Orator." See Wendell C. & John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK: STEININGER, Irvin.]

Emanuel Kroft
Final rites for Emanuel KROFT, who died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Dukes hospital in Peru, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Church of God.
The Revs. Harold CONRAD and J. D. THOMASON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home until noon Thursday and at the church one hour before services.
Mr. Kroft, who had been a patient at the hospital for two days, died of a heart attack. He was 71 years old.
Born Dec. 20, 1898, in Fulton county, he was the son of Simon and Mandy WAECHTER KROFT. His marriage was April 28, 1918 in Kosciusko county to Mabelle GEIGER, who died in 1967.
A lifetime resident of the Akron community, he was a retired employee of Sonoco Products company and a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Maxine) HISEY, Rochester; one son, Charles [KROFT], Peru; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. One son and one brother preceded in death.

Lawrence M. Elick
Lawrence M. ELICK, 81, Mentone, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill one week.
Born Oct. 12, 1888, at Uniondale, he was the son of Jonas and Ella PRESKEY ELICK. His marriage was July 2, 1912, at Kingsland to Helen BRICKLEY, who survives. He had lived in the Mentone area since 1925, moving from Wells county.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Don [ELICK], Mentone; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Freda) SHOEMAKER, Logansport, and Mrs. Ralph (Vadis) WARD, Traverse City, Mich.; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Dennis [ELICK], Fort Wayne, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles McAFEE, Bluffton, and Miss Stella ELICK and Mrs. Vera MORGAN, both of Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the King memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ralph D. Waechter
Ralph D. WAECHTER, 66, a former resident of Akron, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday at his home in Culver City, Cal., of a heart attack.
Born Jan. 27, 1903, in Akron, he was the son of Reuben and Anna STEPHY WAECHTER. His marriage was to Nine ZIMMERMAN of Rochester, who survives.
He and his wife resided in Akron until they moved to California 20 years ago. He was employed by Hughes Aircraft corporation and had been retired for three years.
Surviving with the wife is a nephew, Gordon WAECHTER, Fort Wayne, and a grand-niece, Mrs. Jerry RICHARDSON, Epworth Forrest, Kosciusko county. Preceding in death were a brother, George [WAECHTER], ad a sister, Mrs. Ruth KEEBLER.
Funeral arrangements are pending in California.
[NOTE: See Wendell C. & Jean C. Tombaugh, OBITUARIES 1970: Ralph D. Waechter, Jan. 2, 1970]