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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1970

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

700 Pontiac Street

Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The Rochester Sentinel

1970

Tuesday, January 2, 1970

Ralph D. Waechter
Final rites for Ralph D. WAECHTER, who died at 9:30 p.m. Monday at Culver City, Cal., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at 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 10 a.m. Sunday. Donations other than flowers should be made to the Heart Fund.
He was a former Akron resident moving to California 17 years ago.
[NOTE: See Wendell C. & Jean C. Tombaugh, OBITUARIES 1969: Ralph D. Waechter, Dec. 31, 1969]

Marcia R. Gates
Mrs. Marcia R. GATES, 44, 1208 Rochester boulevard, died at 1:10 a.am. this morning at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill two weeks.
Born April 3, 1925, at Champaign, Ill., she was the daughter of Ernest and Gertrude LUTTRELL DILLMAN. Her marriage was Dec. 8, 1945, to Thomas GATES, who survives.
She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church of Rochester.
Surviving with the husband are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest DILLMAN, Winamac, three daughters, Mrs. Vicki HAMELMAN, Rochester, and Teresa and Jennifer [GATES], at home; two sons, Ernest and Cyrus [GATES], both at home; one brother, Richard [DILLMAN], of Winamac, and one sister, Mrs. Sandra GOBLE, Winamac.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Garden chapel at Royal Center with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Royal Center, after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Louise Nellans
Miss Louise NELLANS, 71, died early this week at Albuquerque, N.M.
Born Oct, 13, 1898, at Kewanna, she was the daughter of William and Mary PATTON NELLANS. A ten-year resident of New Mexico coming from Chicago, she was a practical nurse.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. Howard WAITE, Greenville, Pa. and Mrs. Edward ENGLISH, Lansing, Mich., and a brother-in-law, Ralph WEBER, Rochester.
Graveside services will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. V. A. LALLEMENT officiating. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Herman A. Tilden
Herman A. TILDEN, 89, former Akron resident, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, at Woodlawn hospital of complications of a one-year illness. He had been a patient at the hospital three days. Born May 18, 1880, at Macy, he was the son of William and Isabel EDWARD TILDEN. His marriage was Dec. 1, 1901, at Macy to Tressie LANDIS, who died in 1961.
A lifetime resident of the Akron and Rochester area, he resided with a daughter, Mrs. Roger WRIGHT, Rochester, since his illness. He was a retired employee of Sonoco company and a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Mary) WRIGHT, Rochester; three sons, Henry [TILDEN], Macy; Russell [TILDEN], Akron; Zenthon [TILDEN], Rochester; seven grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until one hour before services.

Victor C. Railsback
Victor C. RAILSBACK, 88, Argos, died at 4:30 Thursday at the Plymouth nursing home. He had been ill the past year.
Born June 8, 1881, at Argos, he was the son of Franklin and Jemine CALLIOT RAILSBACK. His marriage was on June 27, 1909, at Argos, to Mae DUNLOP, who died Nov. 20, 1954. A retired farmer, he lived his entire life in the house where he was born.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Dorothy) HARPER, Mrs. Ruby SMITH, Mrs. Norma STATON, Mrs. Virginia WATTS, all of Argos; Mrs. Albert (Evelyn) OVERMYER, Culver; Mrs. Benoit (Vera) ELLET ELLERT, Fort Wayne; twenty-one grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Victoria DUNN, Youe City, Cal., and Mrs. Maude OLDS, Rosedale. One son, two daughters, two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ellsworth ROUTSON will officiate and burial will be in Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Eugene H. Poore
Eugene H. POORE, 59, Argos, died at approximately 2 a.m. Thursday in his sleep at his home. He had been ill the past six weeks of a heart condition and had been recently dismissed from the hospital.
Born Sept. 3, 1910, at Culver, he was the son of Ray H. and Ethel RALSTON POORE. His marriage was July 3, 1947, inArgos, to Luramae CROCO, who survives.
He was a rural mail carrier in Argos and a 23-year resident of that city, moving from Plymouth. He also lived in the Gary area. He was a member of the Gary Christian church, Argos Masonic lodge, Pioneer Auto Club of South Bend, National and District Rural Letter Carriers association, and a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Georgene) O'CONNOR, Argos; his mother, Mrs. Ethel JUSTUS, Argos; one sister, Mrs. Howard (Mary Dona) KREIGHBAUM, Plymouth, and six grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today where Masonic memorial services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, January 3, 1970

Clara E. Simcoe
Mrs. Clara Elizabeth SIMCOE, 80, North Manchester, died at 9 p.m. Friday in Wabash hospital. She had been seriously ill for two weeks and in failing health about nine years.
Born July 13, 1889 in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Daniel and Lilly KALMBACHER PHEBUS. She was married in Warsaw April 28, 1920 to Ervin Bert SIMCOE, who died in 1931. She resided most of her life in the Mentone area, where she was a head telephone operator for a number of years. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church and the Mentone Eastern Star.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth [SIMCOE], North Manchester; a brother, Walter PHEBUS, Plymouth; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the King Memorial home in Mentone, where final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday with the Revs. Milton G. PERSONS and Garrett PHILLIPS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Eastern Star services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, January 5, 1970

Charlotte M. Daniels
Mrs. Charlotte M. "Lottie" DANIELS, 88, former Claypool and Plumouth resident, died at 9:45 a.m. today at Healthwin hospital in South Bend. She had made her home with her son, George DANIELS], of South Bend. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.

Tuesday, January 6, 1970

Charlotte M. Daniels
Final rites for Mrs. Charlotte M. "Lottie" DANIELS, 88, who died at 9:45 a.m. Monday in the Healthwin hospital, South Bend, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.
The Rev. Clarence FIKE will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Dec. 16, 1881, at Leipsic, O., she was the daughter of Daniel and Mary HOLLOBAUGH SWIHART. Her marriage was Jan. 7, 1918, at Toledo, O., to William W. DANIELS, who died May 17, 1962.
She was a former 20-year resident of Plymouth. She resided with her son, George, of South Bend, for the past 5 1/2 years. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Plymouth.
Surviving are two sons, Lloyd T. STARNER, Macy, and George DANIELS, South Bend; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was the last of a family of five brothers and one sister.

Harry D. Karns
Harry Donavon "Don" KARNS, 59, R.R. 5, Rochester, former Fulton county deputy sheriff, died in his sleep Monday. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

Kevin M. Sayger
Kevin Mathew SAYGER, infant son of Sgt. Jimmy L. and Mary Ellen NISSEN SAYGER, Camp LeJeune, N.C., died at 12:30 a.m. Monday. he was born at 10:20 a.m. Sunday.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Brian Michael [SAYGER], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard NISSEN, R.R. 4, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William SAYGER, R.R. 1, Rochester; the maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Elmer COX, Lapaz, and Mrs. Loretta NISSEN, Plymouth, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ida RUPP, South Holland, Ill.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, January 7, 1970

H. "Don" Karns
Final rites for H. "Don" KARNS, 59, R.R. 5, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the charity of your choice. Mr. Karns died in his sleep early Tuesday morning.
Born Mar. 2, 1910 at Lancaster, O., he was the son of Samuel and Goldie McMORROW KARNS. His marriage was Oct 12, 1934, at Lancaster, O., to Margaret COLLINS, who died in July, 1967. He had resided in Rochester since 1948, moving from Lancaster, O. He had been in failing health for five years and had resided with his daughter.
A retired deputy surveyor, he also served as a Fulton county deputy sheriff for seven years. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, Masonic lodge, Lancaster, O., Scottish Rite of South Bend, Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, Manitou Shrine of Rochester and Fraternal Order of Police.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert E. (Kay) SANER, R.R. 5, Rochester; one granddaughter, Roberta [SANER], R.R. 5, Rochestr; one brother, Claude [KARNS], Lancaster, O.; two half-sisters, Mrs. F. W. {Betty) STRICKLER, Perrysburg, O., Mrs. E. C. (Martha) AGEE, San Gabriel, Cal. and nieces and nephews.

May Heckathorn
Mrs. May HECKATHORN, 61, R.R. 4, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 10 a.m. today shortly after being admitted to Woodlawn hospital.
Born Aug. 10, 1908 near Macy, she was the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth COFFING WELLER. Her marriage was May 6, 1924, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Lester J. HECKATHORN, who survives. A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Tom (Ladonna) NICKLAUS, R.R. 4, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred ZIMMERMAN, Peru; Mrs. Ray (Bernice) SHELTON, Rochester; Mrs. Ernest (Helen) IRVIN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Loreen NICKELL, Rochester; two brothers, Robert [WELLER], Fremont, O., and Harry [WELLER], Marion, O.; two granddaughters, and one grandson. Preceding in death were a son, Louis [HECKATHORN], in 1945, and a sister
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 8, 1970

Ethel L. Rans
Mrs. Ethel L. RANS, 73, Fulton, died at 3:15 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. Final arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Sidney D. Worsley
Sidney D. WORSLEY, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday at Osteopathic hospital, South Bend. He has been ill one year.
Born Oct. 14, 1894 in Centerville, Utah, he was the son of William and Ann RIGBY WORSLEY. His first marriage was in 1926 to Frieda SCHMIDT, who died in 1961. In 1963, he married Mildred MOORE, who survives.
A retired NIPSCO employee, Mr. Worsley had been a resident of Rochester six years, moving from Peru where he had lived for 35 years. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints and was a World War I veteran.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. James OTT, Danville; two sons, Donald [WORSLEY], Beaverton, Ore., and Dean [WORSLEY], Peru; two step-children, Robert E. MOORE, South Bend, and Mrs. Lawrence CULLIVAN, Rochester; two brothers, Frank [WORSLEY], Caysville, Utah, and Alma [WORSLEY], San Bernardino, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. James LaCOMB, Farmington, Utah; fifteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints with Branch President Norman COSGRAY, President Howard THOMPSON and President Philip LOW officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, after 10 a.m Friday and at the church one hour before services.

Friday, January 9, 1970

Ethel L. Rans
Final rites for Mrs. Ethel Lavon RANS, 73, who died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Rans had been ill the past 10 years and was admitted to Parkview hospital Jan. 5.
Born March 23, 1896, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Daniel and Sarah SHOEMAKER FRY. Her marriage was Dec. 22, 1912, at Marshtown, to Charles W. RANS, who died Oct. 28, 1959.
She spent most of her lifetime in the Fulton county area and was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple, KOTG club and the Liberty Neighbors club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Merl (Maxine) KISTLER, Fulton; one son, Ralph [RANS], Denver; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.

Peirce C. Ward
[Peirce] C. WARD, 84, R.R. 3, prominent Richland township farmer and former Chicago business executive, died suddenly Thursday afternoon at his winter apartment home in Lighthouse Point, Fla. He had been in ill health for three years, but had remained active until the last two months.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward, who had a cottage at Lake Maxinkuckee, acquired four farms here and they moved to their home on Ind. 110 in 1936. He retired from Chicago business activities and devoted fulltime to managing the Indian Hill Farms.
He built up a large herd of blooded Angus cattle and held numerous stock sales at his farm that attracted buyers from many states. He exhibited his prize animals at the International and Indiana stock shows and won a number of high awards.
The Maxinkuckee cottage had been built by his grandfather and the Wards and children spent most of their summers there. He often mentioned that six generations of the family had lived in the cottage during vacation periods.
Mr. Ward was born in Lafayette, Nov. 3, 1885, the son of Fred and Elizabeth PEIRCE WARD. He attended Purdue university and while a young man moved to Chicago. On Sept. 23, 1911, he was married to Edith AISHTON, Winnetka, Ill., and they resided there until they came to Indian Hill.
Mr. Ward was a member of the Winnetka Congregational church and the Sigma Chi fraternity. He maintained much interest in Culver Military Academy all during his life.
He was chairman of the first board of trustees of Woodlawn hospital after it was acquired by Fulton county. He was a director of the Indiana Gas company, Indianapolis; Central Telephone company, Lincoln, Neb.; Lacrosse Telephone company, Lacrosse, Wis.; and the Southern Telephone company, Tallahassee, Fla. He recently retired from the board of Public Service Indiana.
In Chicago he became a broker and was associated with Golden Sacks company and later was a partner in Field, Ward & Glore, a leading stock and bond brokerage company. The senior member was Marshall Field III.
Surviving are his wife and three children, Mrs. Jean WARD WOLLETT, Culver; Peirce Coltom WARD Jr., Riverside, Conn; and Miss Edith Aishton WARD, Laguna Beach, Cal.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Culver Military Academy Memorial chapel with the Academy chaplain, Jared F. FOSTER, officiating. Burial will be in Spring Vale cemetery, Lafayette. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 4 p.m. Sunday.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the coronary unit of Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

Edith Brubaker
Mrs. Eugene (Edith) CHESTNUT BRUBAKER died at her residence in Chicago Wednesday. A former Rochester resident she was the daughter of Milo and Minnie CHESTNUT.
Surviving are one daughter, one sister and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist church on Ironwood road, South Bend. Graveside services will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 4 p.m.

Saturday, January 10, 1970

Virginia Mills
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Virginia BURKE MILLS, or Radford, Va. She was the mother of Mrs. Helen PRICHETT, of Rochester. Funeral services and burial are pending in Radford.

H. E. Scott
H. E. "Scotty" SCOTT, 80, 17 east Miami street, Logansport, died at Logansport Memorial hospital about 3 a.m. today of injuries suffered when he was hit by a car about 6:30 p.m. Friday.
He was the father of Mrs. P. J. BOHM of Rochester.
Mr. Scott was crossing Third street at Miami street in Logansport on foot when he was struck. Mr. Scott's wife, Jessie [SCOTT], died Sept. 1, 1969.
Funeral services are set tentatively for Monday at the Fisher funeral home on West Market street in Logansport.

Lyle A. Warren
Lyle Arthur WARREN, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William WARREN, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday in Phoenix. He was born Dec. 11, 1967.
Surviving with the parents are a twin brother, Lance William [WARREN]; another brother, Russell Dale [WARREN]; one sister, Michelle Joann [WARREN]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale DIVIS, Phoenix; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William WARREN, Sr., Phoenix; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell MOORE, Phoenix, formerly of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Clint YEASEL, South Bend; an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Fred DITMIRE, Leiters Ford, and another uncle, Kenneth AYLESWORTH, Phoenix.
Final rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Mercer Mortuary and Chapel in Phoenix. Burial will be in the Greenwood Memorial cemetery in Phoenix.

Monday, January 12, 1970

Guy O. Miller
Guy O. MILLER, 78, formerly of Kewanna, died Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Mesa, Ariz., where he had resided since 1961. He had been in failing health for the last two weeks.
Born Sept. 1, 1891, near Winamac, he was the son of John and Mina FISHER MILLER. His first marriage was in 1918 to Stella FRASER. In 1956 he married Ethel Mae HOUNSHELL, who survives.
Mr. Miller was a member of the United Methodist church of Kewana and the Masonic lodge of Winamac for 54 years.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. William (Argene) SNYDER, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, John [MILLER], Phoenix; Warren [MILLER], R.R. 6, Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Charles (Freda) MILLER, Rochester; one step-son, Dee HOUNSHELL, Rochester; eighteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Vernon LALLEMENT officiating. 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 13, 1970

Ora B. Melling
Mrs. Ora Belle MELLING, Liberty Center, died Monday at her residence. She was the mother of Mrs. Richard ELLER, R.R. 1, Rochester. Final arrangements are pending at Thoma's funeral home in Liberty Center.

Myrtle Tribby
Mrs. Myrtle TRIBBY, 83, St. Petersburg, Fla., mother of Wilford TRIBBY of Rochester, died Sunday night in St. Anthony hospital at St. Petersburg. She had been in failing health for a year. Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Solsberry United Methodist church, near Bloomington. Burial will be in the Solsberry cemetery.

Kevin Sayger
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Kevin SAYGER, infant son of Sgt. Jimmy and Mary Ellen SAYGER, Camp LeJeune, N.C., who died Jan. 5, one day after his birth.
The Rev. Harold WELLER will officiate. The Foster & Good fneral home is in charge of arrangements.

Fredric D. Rans
Fredric Dean RANS, 72, Delong, died at 3:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Friday. He had been ill two years.
Born June 26, 1897, in Marshtown, he was the son of James and Mary LAMBERT RANS. His marriage was Dec. 24, 1919, in Fulton, to Lelia ROBINSON, who survives. Mr. Rans was a former employee of Studebaker company in South Bend. He had lived in Fulton county all of his life.
Also surviving are two sons, Dean RANS, Culver, and Donald [RANS], of Argos; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers, George and Charles [RANS], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Maude Huey
Mrs. Maude HUEY, 88, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 6:50 p.m. Monday in Pulaski county hospital in Winamac.
Born April 30, 1881, in Winamac, she was the daughter of John and Matilda GARMAN OVERMYER. Her marriage was to Frank HUEY, in 1911. He died in August, 1964. She was a member of the Sharon Wesleyan church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ruth CARR, R.R. 1, Kewanna; one brother, Ira OVERMYER, R.R. 1, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Lela CLARK, of Rochester; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. One step-brother and one step-sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard BALDWIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery northeast of Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 14, 1970

George T. Donahue
George T. DONAHUE, 85, 1215 Washington street, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient eight days. He had been in ill health for one years.
Born Aug. 27, 1887, at St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of Thomas and Catherine TRUE DONAHUE. His marriage was Aug. 11, 1915, at St. Louis to Ellen SWEENEY, who survives.
He lived in Rochester for five years, moving from Chicago where he was a 49-year employee of Western Union. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church here.
Surviving with the wife is one daughter, Mrs. Mary BONIN, Rochestr; four grandchildren, Rosalie, Mary Ellen, Paul and Thomas [BONIN]. A daughter and son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Joseph Catholic church wih Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Juanita Wallace
Mrs. Juanita WALLACE, 52, formerly of Rochester, died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview hospital, Plymouh, where she had been a patient three weeks. She had been in failing health for six months. She resided in the Westville area moving there in 1961.
Born July 15, 1917, in Miami county near Gilead, she was the daughter of Clarence and Leitha PLATT EBER. Her marriage was on July 12, 1946, at Argos, to Ray B. WALLACE, who survives.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Miss Lynita WALLACE, Sturgis, Mich., Miss Lorita WALLACE, Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Oren (Glee) MATHIAS, Rochester, Mrs. Leonard (Treva) STEININGER, Colon, Mich.; one brother, Burl EBER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald ATKINSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 15, 1970

Jane Hoover
Miss Jane HOOVER, 24, R.R. 2, Plymouth, former Rochester resident, died Sunday in Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie following an 18-month illness. She was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Galen HOOVER, Kewanna.

Friday, January 16, 1970

[no obits]

Saturday, January 17, 1970

Allen Dale
Allen DALE, 72, Michigan City, brother of Mrs. Charles SMITH of Rochester, died Thursday afternoon. A native of Logansport, he was the retired owner of the Michigan City Granite Works. Services were to be conducted this afternoon at the Carlisle funeral home in Michigan City, with burial in Greenwood cemetery at Michigan City.

Randall Hammel
Randall Mark HAMMEL, 6 1/2 months old, son of William and Dianna RADER HAMMEL, R.R. 3, Rochester, died about 9:30 p.m. Friday at the family home.
He was born June 28, 1969 in Woodlawn hospital. He is survived by the parents; a sister, Peggie Ann [HAMMEL]; a brother, Kenneth Wayne [HAMMEL], all at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Leo (Pearl) HOSTETLER, South Bend; the maternal grandfather, William RADER, Eaton, O.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hal HAMMEL, R.R. 3, Rochester, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Laura HAMMEL, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, January 19, 1970

Randall Hammel
Private services were conducted in the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. today, for Randall Mark HAMMEL, 6 1/2 month-old son of William and Dianna RADER HAMMEL, who died Friday at his home.
The Rev. Josef PALAT officiated. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Basil L. Allen
Basil L. ALLEN, 55, 508 Clay street, died unexpectedly at his residece, of a heart attack, at 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
Born July 15, 1914, in Carroll county, he was the son of Willis and Hattie KITCHEN ALLEN. His marriage was Oct. 14, 1937, at Delphi, to Frences IMLER. He had resided here for 20 years, moving from Flora. He was a state highway inspector for nine years and also worked as an automobile salesman. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and the Mount Olive Methodist church at Cutler.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. David (Janice) DLUZAK, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Vera) GATES, Fort Benning, Ga.; one granddaughter, Andrea GATES; a sister, Mrs. Dale (Wanda) SHONK, Flora; three brothers, Harold, Dorval, and Lawrence [ALLEN], all of Flora.
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.

Allen Ballenger
Allen BALLENGER, 75, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been admitted Saturday afternoon. He had been ill two days.
Born Oct. 28, 1894, near Akron, he had lived his entire life in this area. His marriage was to Minnie P. SWARTZLANDER, in 1912. She survives. Mr. Ballenger was a retired farmer and truck line operator. He was a member of the Eagles lodge in Rochester.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Bonnie) BEATTIE, R.R. 3, Rochester; a son, Devane [BALLENGER], Mishawaka; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Sara BOLDMAN, Grovertown.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. V. L. GARNER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Edna Smith
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Kewanna Baptist church for Mrs. Edna SMITH, 79, Kewanna, who died at 7 p.m. Friday in St. John's hospital, Santa Monica, Cal.
The Rev. Otis STONE will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.
She was born Aug. 18, 1890, in Indiana, and had lived most of her life in Kewanna. Her first marriage was to Roy ZELLERS. He died in 1938. Her second marriage was to Guy SMITH, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Wilmer ZELLERS, Long Beach, Cal.; two step-sons, Donald SMITH, Cambridge, Wis., and Cloyd SMITH, Pacific Palisades, Cal.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy GINDELBERGER, Osceola; a brother, Lewis McKEE, Royal Center; one sister, Mrs. Nita GILLESPIE, Kewanna; twenty-one grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Norma Jean McKee
Private graveside services will be conducted Tuesday in the Akron cemetery for Mrs. Norma Jean McKEE, R.R. 1, Marion, former Akron resident, who was killed at 7:50 a.m. Saturday in an automobile crash north of Marion.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. The Haupert funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation hours.
Born Jan. 11, 1939, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of William and Edna LANDIS SICKS. Her marriage was in 1958, to Duaine McKEE, who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Carrie, Debra, Donna, and Tina [McKEE], all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William SICKS, R.R. 1, Hartford City; the paternal grandfather, Clarence SICKS, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; one brother, Gary [SICKS], and one sister, Elizabeth [SICKS], both of Hartford City.

Tuesday, January 20, 1970 to Thursday, January 22, 1970

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Friday, January 23, 1970

Elsie M. Widows
Final rites for Mrs. Elsie M. WIDOWS, 73, R.R. 2, Lake Manitou, who died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community hospital in Indianapolis, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Francis ROGERS will officiate and burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home
Born Feb. 8, 1896, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Frank and Almina PIPER STEFFEY. Her marriage was Nov. 13, 1913, in Rochester to Harry E. WIDOWS, who survives. She had spent her entire life in Rochester. Mrs. Widows had been ill one year and seriously ill three weeks.
Surviving with the husband is a foster-daughter, Mrs. Phileta DICKOVER, Indianapolis two grandchildren, Annette TULLIS and John N. DICKOVER, both of Indianapolis; four great-grandchildren, and one brother, Corral STEFFEY, Hammond. Four brothers, including Ernest STEFFEY of Rochester, and one sister preceded in death.

Saturday, January 24, 1970

[no obits]

Monday, January 26, 1970

Frank E. Wise
Frank Edward WISE, 69, R.R. 1, Lake Manitou, died Sunday at 5:45 p.m. at his residence. He had been ill 10 months.
Born Feb. 6, 1900, in Miami county, he was the son of Edward and Ette HUDNELL WISE. His marriage was Nov. 23, 1921, in Roann, to Lulu JOHNSON, who survives. He had lived in the Rochester area for five years, moving here from Peru, and was a retired farmer and former employee of the Miami County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Brethren church of Loree.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Leroy "Bud" WISE, Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Karl E. (Lula Mae) KING, Peru; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Beulah ROSER, Wabash. A son, Phillip [WISE], died in 1941.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. T. R. JONES officiating. Burial will be in Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Lila L. Younce
Lila L. YOUNCE, 45, R.R. 3, Delphi, died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday at the Marion General hospital. She had been ill for two years.
Born Sept. 7, 1924, in Grant county, she was the daughter of Robert and Emma JONES SOWASH. Her marriage was Aug. 5, 1942, to Maurice YOUNCE, who survives. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Converse and the Pythian Sisters Temple of Converse.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Rex [YOUNCE], R.R. 4, Rochester, and Robert [YOUNCE], R.R. 1, Wabash; one daughter, Mrs. James CRAFT, R.R. 3, LaPorte; one step-daughter, Mrs. James NEPTUNE, Burlington; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert SOWASH, R.R. 1, Converse; one sister, Mrs. John McBEY, Enon, O.; one brother, Harry SOWASH, R.R. 1, Converse, and ten grandchildren.
The body was removed from the Neptune and son funeral home in Burlington to the Laird and Son funeral home, Amboy, where funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. Marshall HAYDEN will officiate and burial will be in the Parklawn cemetery at Amboy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Marvin E. Rose
Marvin E. ROSE, 48, Greenwood, Mass., died late Saturday. He was a former Rochester resident.
Born Feb. 15, 1921, in Findlay, Ill., he was the son of Daniel T. and Reta R. ROSE. His marriage was June 26, 1948, to Gertrude BURKE of Wakefield, Mass., who survives.
Mr. Rose graduated in 1940 from Rochester high school and served as a warrant officer in the air Corps in the European Theatre during World War II. He graduated from Babson Institute and was a purchasing agent for the Farm Bureau of Massachusetts for 23 years and had just recetly purchased an import-export business.
Surviving with the wife are a son and daughter, Robert and Susan [ROSE], both at home; a sister, Mrs. Delbert D. (Virginia) STEVENS, LaPorte; a brother, D. Murphy ROSE, R.R. 5, Rochester; the mother, Mrs. Reta R. ROSE, R.R. 5, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Robert and Daniel [ROSE], preceded in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Butler funeral home, Wakefield, Mass.

Marshall E. Eaton
Marshall E. EATON, 60, died Friday at 4:30 a.m. at Vero Beach, Fla., where he had lived the past seven years. He formerly resided at R.R. 2, Warsaw.
Born July 20, 1909, at Mentone, he was the son of Noah and Mary SMITH EATON. He was married to Helene BASHORE, who survives.
Also surviving with the wife is a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Pat) CAYWOOD, R.R. 5, Rochester; a son, Garwin [EATON], Burket; a brother, Charles EATON, Mentone, and seven grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m Wednesday at the King Memorial home in Mentone with Mrs. Evan BERGWALL and the Rev. Donald POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 27, 1970

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Wednesday, January 28, 1970

William Gerrich
William "Willie" GERRICH, 87, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at National nursing home in Rochester. He had been ill several years.
Born Oct. 24, 1882, in Hagerstown, Pa., he was the son of William and Mary Jane BLACK GERRICH. His marriage was April 13, 1904 to Manie MILLER, who preceded in death on Jan. 1, 1952.
Mr. Gerrich was a retired farmer and had lived in the Twelve Mile area since 1936, moving from Miami county.
Surviving are four sons, Walter [GERRICH], Rochester; Harold [GERRICH], LaPorte; Earl [GERRICH], Nyona Lake, Donald [GERRICH], Cleveland, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Katherine) BRUBAKER, Laketon, Mrs. Harold (Arlyne) GREENE, LaPorte, one sister, Mrs. Naomi BUTLER, Columbia City; seventeen grandchildren, and thirty-two great-grandchildren. Two brothers, eight sisters and two grandchildren preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Adolph Mitchell
Adolph MITCHELL, 63, Akron, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital of a coronary attack.
Born Feb. 19, 1906 in Tennessee, he was the son of Walton and Easter BROWN MITCHELL. His marriage was in 1952 to Miriam DERSHEM, who survives.
A 20-year resident of Akron, he was a decorator and painter. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and a World War II veteran, serving in England and France.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Priscilla and Hanna [MITCHELL], both at home, Mrs. Robert (Norma) JOHNSON, Lebanon; one son, Howard [MITCHELL], Dearborn, Mich.; two brothers, Archie and Lloyd [MITCHELL], both of Canton, O.; seven sisters, Mrs. Pauline BATES, Peru; Mrs. Effie HERTSELL, Cuyahoga Falls, O., Mrs. Annie Belle BROWN, North Canton, O.; Mrs. Stella PUCKETT, Canton, O.; Mrs. Mary BIRDWELL, Cookville, Tenn.; Mrs. Nina PUCKETT, Cookville, Tenn., Mrs. Millie WARD, Evergreen, Ala, and four grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Revs. Daniel PINKSTON and Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until one hour prior to services.

Thursday, January 29, 1970

Ralph D. Maby
Ralph D. MABY, brother of George MABY, R.R. 1, Akron, died in Columbus, O., at the age of 51.
Born June 17, 1918, near Akron, he was the son of Selah B. and Lessie MOORE MABY. he had resided in Columbus about 15 years, where he was employed by the Ohio State Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the widow are five children, Eric and Ronnie [MABY], at home; Dennis [MABY], in the Marine Corps; Janet [MABY], Alexandria, Va.; and Sharon [MABY], Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother, George [MABY], Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Thelma) DOUGHERTY, Odon, and Mrs. Lloyd (Mary) CARPENTER, Star City.

Friday, January 30, 1970

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Saturday, January 31, 1970

Fred C. Eytcheson
Fred Clifford EYTCHESON, 70, R.R. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died at 3:10 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Friday evening. He had been ill 1 1/2 weeks and seriously ill since Monday.
Born June 21, 1899 in Rochester, he was the son of Charles and Bessie MANGIN EYTCHESON. His marriage was in August, 1920, in Peru to Velva Belle HOLCOMB, who died April 23, 1968.
He was a 14-year resident of the Nyona Lake area, moving there from Peru and was a retired tool and die maker. He was a member of the Eagles lodge of Peru and the Peru male chorus.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Oliver (Virginia Belle) GLASSBURN, R.R. 4, Peru; two sons, Charles [EYTCHESON], Logansport, and Fred C. [EYTCHESON], Jr, Fortville; three brothers, George [EYTCHESON], Newton, Wis.; Perry [EYTCHESON], Yakima, Wash., and Robert [EYTCHESON], Peru; one sister, Mrs. Mary CAVINDER, of Michigan, and three grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 2, 1970

Wayne M. Blackburn
Wayne M. BLACKBURN, 54, Lapaz, died at his residence at 3:15 a.m. today following an illness of seven years.
Born June 20, 1915, at Macy, he was married July 5, 1943, to Susan B. WEBB, Rochester, who survives. He had lived in Lapaz for the past 11 years, moving from Nyona lake.
Surviving with the wife are one son, John [BLACKBURN], Lapaz, and two daughters, Mrs. Cheryl CAMPBELL, Madison, and Deborah K. [BLACKBURN], at home.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Harden Memorial chapel, Lakeville. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy, at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the chapel Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, February 3, 1970

Edith M. Cooley
Mrs. Edith Mae COOLEY, 73, Argos, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
Born Oct. 4, 1896, Three Oaks, Mich., she was the daughter of George and Bertha DEANE STANAGE. Her marriage was Oct. 13, 1913 in Three Oaks to Roscoe R. COOLEY, who died in 1964. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Pentecostal Faith, Rochester.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Vera ELLIS, Mrs. Frank (Betty) HARDESTY and Mrs. Patricia ZEIDER, all of Argos; and Mrs. Paul (Mary) PERKINS, Mrs. William (Donnabelle) STEGMAN, Mrs. Joseph (Louewella) RIDDLE, all of Dallas; four sons, Harry and Raymond [COOLEY], both of South Bend, George [COOLEY], Dallas, and David [COOLEY], Atlanta, Ga.; twenty-nine grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold and Bert [STANAGE], and one sister, Ethel [STANAGE], all of Three Oaks.
Final rites will be Thursday 2 p.m. at the Argos Church of Jesus Christ Pentecostal Faith with Elder Robert JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be at the Lakeville cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday, and until noon Thursday, and at the church one hour before services.

Elma M. Crabill
Elma M. CRABILL, 78, died Monday at 9:20 a.m. at the Whitley County hospital, Columbia City, following a stroke. She had been ill since Jan. 2.
Born Oct. 4, 1891, in Whitley county, she was the daughter of Joseph and Malissa FAIRCHILD GRACE. Her marriage was to Albert CRABILL on Nov. 27, 1911, and in 1946 they moved to Churubusco. He died last Dec. 8.
Surviving are two sons, Calvin [CRABILL], Rochester, and Lyman [CRABILL], Columbia City; three daughters, Mrs. Carl FULK, Churubusco; Mrs. Eddie HOPPES, Columbia City, and Mrs. Waveland HOWE, New Haven, Ind. twenty-two grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bessie HART, Elida, O., and two brothers, Ralph GRACE , Fort Wayne, and Verlin [GRACE], Columbia City.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Sheets funeral home, Churubusco. Friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.

Ruth L. Hepler
Mrs. Ruth L. HEPLER, 57, Tippecanoe, died today at 6:20 a.m. at the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, where she had been a patient since Jan. 15.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral home, Argos.

Wednesday, February 4, 1970

Ruth L. Hepler
Final rites will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Ruth Leone HEPLER, Tippecanoe, who died Tuesday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Aug. 24, 1912, in Rockford, Ill., she was the daughter of Charles and Eva WELCH HAND. Her marriage was Oct. 15, 1955, to William J. HEPLER, who survives. She had resided at Tippecanoe six years, moving from Argos. She was a member of the Gilead Methodist church at Argos
Surviving with the husband are one son, Steven [HEPLER], at home, and the mother, Mrs. Eva HAND, Tippecanoe.

Ethel Studebaker
Mrs. Ethel STUDEBAKER, 120 West Fifth street, died at noon today at Woodlawn hospital. Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.
Frieds may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. Rites are set tentatively for 11 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist church.

Jesse Earl Graham
Jesse Earl "Rusty" GRAHAM, former Rochester police chief, died this morning at 7:30 o'clock at his home, 520 East Ninth street. Death, which was due to a coronary illness, came at the age of 77 years.
Mr. Graham had retired Dec. 1, 1959, after 20 years of service with the Rochester police department. He had been chief of police eight years during that period.
Born Aug. 13, 1892, in Athens, he had spent most of his life in this city except for a few years' residency in Wyoming. His marriage was Oct. 16, 1932, in Rochester, to Pearl K. KRATHWOHL, who survives.
Mr. Graham was a veteran of World War I, a 50-year member of the Leroy Shelton post of American Legion and a member of the Masonic lodge at Newcastle, Wyo.; South Bend Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine and a charter member of the Manitou Shrine club.
Surviving, with the wife, are nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, February 5, 1970

Ross Siple
Ross SIPLE, 79, former Argos resident, died Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. in Tucson, Ariz., following a heart attack.
Final rites are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Ethel M. Studebaker
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Grace United Methodist church for Ethel Mae STUDEBAKER, who died Wednesday at 11:50 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient three weeks.
The Rev. Laurence L. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 9:30 a.m. Friday and at the church one hour before services.
Born Aug. 27, 1884, in Macy, she was the daughter of William H. and Rosa ABBOTT HICKS. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1903, near Fulton, to Claude M. STUDEBAKER. He died Oct. 13, 1955. She had lived in the Rochester area all her life. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, WSCS of the Church, the Eastern Star at Fulton, the Birthday club, F.D.I. club, and Senior Citizens.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harrison (Rachael) CRABILL, R.R. 4, Rochester; one son, Byron Hicks STUDEBAKER, Thousand Oaks, Cal.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.

Octave J. Archambeault
Octave J. ARCHAMBEAULT, 93, Argos, died Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the TLC nursing home. He had been ill three years.
Born Aug. 17, 1876, in South Bend, he was the son of John and Margaret VERIER ARCHAMBEAULT. His marriage was Nov. 17, 1897, in South Bend, to Ida A. McWILLIAMS. She died July 12, 1947. He had lived in Argos 56 years, moving from Mishawaka. He was a retired farmer, and a member of the Argos Izaak Walton League.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Howard (Lillian) CHAPIN, Huntington; Mrs. Violet HERRIN, Argos; Mrs. Charles (Margaret) HIGEINBOTHAM, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Marvin (Virginia) ROMINE, Etna Green; three sons, Clarence [ARCHAMBEAULT], Argos; Melvin [ARCHAMBEAULT], Burbank, Cal., and Jack [ARCHAMBEAULT], Bourbon; thirty-one grandchildren; seventy-six great-grandchildren; and twenty-nine great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ida May CULLEN, Largo, Fla. One son, Russell [ARCHAMBEAULT], died in infancy
Final rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Russell GOOD 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.

Friday, February 6, 1970

Ross Siple
Final rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Ross SIPLE, former Argos resident, who died Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. in a Tucson, Ariz. hospital.
The Rev. John Paul JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.
Born April 21, 1890, in Argos,he was the son of John and Malinda DEARDORF SIPLE. His marriage was April 23, 1914, in Plymouth to Blanche L. ZINK who survives. He had lived in Tucson, Ariz., moving from Argos and he was a retired farmer. He was a member of the St. James Methodist church, Tucson.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Clair D. SIPLE, Bemidji, Minn.; two grandchildren, Larry and Kim [SIPLE], and one sister, Mrs. Mary TEMPLETON, Monticello.

Saturday, February 7, 1970

Mabel Stark
Mabel STARK, 86, Akron, died Friday at 2 p.m. in the Woodlawn hospital.
Born May 25, 1883, in Akron, she was the daughter of William and Mary SOUTHERLY KREIGHBAUM. Her marriage was Sept. 24, 1901, in Akron, to John E. STARK who died in 1963. She had lived in the Akron area all her life and was a member of the Royal Neighbor Lodge.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Mary) MURPHY, Watersweet, Mich.; Mrs. Robert (Rosella) TRUMLEY and Mrs. Dale (Pearl) BREWER, both of South Bend; one son, Gardius [STARK], Akron; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one son, Patrick [STARK]; three sisters and one brother.
[Also prededing in death was Marie STARK, nine year old youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. John Stark, who died Thursday, December 27, 1923, a victim of influenza.]
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ernest J. Sampson
Ernest J. SAMPSON, 78, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Friday at 8:55 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient one week.
Born April 8, 1891, in Alamo, Ind., he was the son of William and Florence GOODIN SAMPSON. His first marriage was to Helen CROY, who preceded in death. His second marriage was Oct. 15, 1950, to Elsie BRADLEY, who died Oct. 5, 1968.
He had lived in the Rochester area 13 years, moving from Indianapolis, and was a retired tool and die maker and a former employee of the American Can Company, Indianapolis. He was a member of Grace United Methodist church and the Masonic lodge. He served in the U. S. Army during the Mexican Border war.
Surviving are one step-son, Edward RAY, Indianapolis; two step-daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Virginia) LINNENS, Galeta, Cal, and Mrs. Woodford (Dorothy) SMITH, Indianapolis; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie STUMP and Mrs. Marie FAULKNER, both of Indianapolis; Mrs. Elnora HINKLE, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Ruth BURCH, Carmel, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Crawfordsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ernest Branning
Ernest BRANNING, 77, Akron, died at 9:30 a.m. today in Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital. Rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Monday, February 9, 1970

Roy Miller
Roy MILLER, Gilead, died at 9:30 a.m. today in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Bert C. Fletcher
Bert C. FLETCHER, 87, died today at 6:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Born April 23, 1882, in Fulton county, he was the son of Martin and Ann WYNN FLETCHER. His marriage was June 10, 1905, to Clara May ALEXANDER, who died Nov. 16, 1953. A retired farmer and former Richland township assessor, he was a member of the Whippoorwill community church and the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Surviving are one son, Clarence B. [FLETCHER], Rochester; one step-son, Marrs ALEXANDER, South Bend, and four grandchildren, Richard L. FLETCHER, Fort Wayne; Robert E. FLETCHER, Gary; William ALEXANDER, South Bend, and Teri [ALEXANDER], Rochester.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Whippoorwill community church. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before services.

Ernest H. Branning
Final rites were today at 11 a.m. in the Akron United Methodist church for Ernest H. BRANNING, who died Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne.
The Rev. Harold LEININGER and the Rev. Dan BENGSTON officiated. Burial was in the Akron cemetery.
Born May 5, 1892, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Henry and Emma BODY BRANNING. His marriage was in 1914 to Ruth RITTENHOUSE, who died in 1951. He had lived in Akron 15 years, moving from Piqua, O., and was a retired executive vice-president of the Wood, Shovel, and Tool company, Piqua. He was also a member of the Akron Chamber of Commerce and the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, E. Robert BRANNING, Cleveland; and Eugene R. BRANNING, New York; three grandchildren; one brother, Henry BRANNING, Fort Wayne; and five sisters, Miss Martha BRANNING, Mrs. Herbert (Emma) BUEHLER, Mrs. John (Luella) SAUER, Mrs. William (Bertha) LEGGET, and Mrs. T. (Alma) WOLF, all of Fort Wayne. Preceding him in death are three brothers and two sisters.

Frances M. Clark
Mrs. Frances M. CLARK, 83, Auburn, died Saturday at 6:10 a.m. in the DeKalb Memorial hospital there.
Born July 13, 1886, in rochester, she was the daughter of Francis and Elizabeth ELLIS MONTGOMERY. Her marriage was Nov. 15, 1913, to Marion CLARK, who died in June, 1968.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wiley PHILLIPS, Ashley, one sister, Mrs. Maude EMMONS, Auburn; two granddaughters, Mrs. Nancy KIRCHNER, El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. Linda COLBART, Waterloo, and three great-grandsons.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Dilgard-Kline funeral home, Auburn. Burial will be in the Waterloo cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jamie T. McMahan
Jamie T. McMAHAN, 67, father of Mrs. Val R. PEMBERTON, 1402 Main street, died Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill several years and a patient at the Canterbury Manor and Miller nursing home since 1967.
Born March 11, 1902, in Wichita, Kan., he was the son of James and Ella HALL McMAHAN. His marriage was in 1923 to Sarah DENTON. She died in 1950. He had lived most of his life in Houston, Texas. He was a retired employee of the Shell Chemical company in Deer Park, Texas. Mr. McMahan was a member of the St. Paul's Methodist church in Houston, Texas and the Masonic lodge here.
Surviving with his daughter are another daughter, Mrs. James B. DURANT, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Lewis McMAHAN, Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Harry A. ALLISON, Wichita, Kan. and Mrs. Gertrude MORRIS, Peoria, Ill.
Final rites will be conducted in the Forest Park funeral home 6900 Lawndale, Houston, Texas, at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Keith KELLOW will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Park cemetery at Houston. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours.

Nettie May Kesler
Mrs. Nettie May KESLER, 85, Argos, died Sunday at 1:20 p.m. in the Plymouth nursing home. She had been ill three months.
She was born Jan. 1, 1885, in Kansas. Her marriage was Feb. 2, 1900, in Flora, to Harlie KESLER. He died Nov. 25, 1958. She had lived in Argos 26 years, moving from Plymouth.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) McKINNEY, South Bend; Mrs. Andrew (Helen) KOCHES, Englewood, Fla.; Mrs. Edwin (Merian) REYNOLDS, Ponchatoula, La.; and Mrs. Herman (Mildred) FAULKNER, Argos; three sons, Dale [KESLER], Middlebury; Donald [KESLER], Logansport; and Richard [KESLER], Phoenix, Ariz.; twenty-three trandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 10, 1970

SP4 Stanley T. King
Tippecanoe, Ind. - Army SP4 Stanley T. KING, 22, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, has been killed in a helicopter crash during a mission in South Korea.
The United States Eghth Army said King, a member of the seventh Aviation battalion, was killed and three other crew members were injured when the helicopter crashed during a training exercise near Tongdechonni, 30 miles north of Seoul.
Surviving, are his wife, Mrs. Phyllis KING, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Deloice KING, Bourbon.

Thomas Ketcham
A five-months-old infant was killed and his young parents were critically injured Sunday in a one-car crash on a snow-covered Marshall County road.
The infant was Thomas KETCHAM, son of Mr. and Mrs. John KETCHAM, R.R. 1, Bourbon.

Ellen M. Donahue
Ellen MALARKY DONAHUE, 84, Rochester, died Monday at 9:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital where she had been ill one week. She had been in failing health four years.
Born Dec. 3, 1885, in St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of James and Ellen MALARKY SWEENEY. Her marriage was Aug.1 1, 1915, to George Thomas DONAHUE. He died Jan. 13, 1970. She had lived in Rochester five years, moving from Chicago. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary BONIN, Rochester; two granddaughters, Rosalie and Mary Ellen [BONIN], both of Rochester, and two grandsons, Tom [BONIN], Rochester, and Paul [BONIN], Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. John (Ann) HOULIHAN, St. Louis, Mo. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph church, Rochester. The Rev. Harold WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochestr. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Ernest F. Bockover
Ernest F. BOCKOVER, 72, Akron, died today at 8:15 a.m. in his home, following an illness of one year.
Born March 15, 1897, in Athens, he was the son of Ephraim and Esther BURNS BOCKOVER. His marriage was July 23, 1922, in Gilead, to Esther SWOPE, who died in 1953. A trucker and a farmer he had lived all his life in the Akron area. He was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Ephraim and John [BOCKOVER], both at home, and one brother, Arthur BOCKOVER, New York. Preceding him in death are four brothers.
Final rites will be Thurday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home Wedesday after 2 p.m.

Roy Miller
Final rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, for Roy MILLER, 84, Macy, who died Monday in Canterbury Manor nursing home.
The Rev. Terry SHUMAKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born April 13, 1885, he was the son of Byron and Adeline HUFFMAN MILLER. His marriage was in 1907, to Bessie [TRACY], who died in 1937. A lifetime resident of the Gilead area, Mr. Miller was a farmer and a member o the Gilead United Methodist church, Gilead Masonic Lodge, and the Gilead Eastern Star.
Surviving are three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude EILER and Mrs. Edna TULLIS, both of Sanford, Fla. One son, Ernest [MILLER], died in August, 1969.

Robert Ash
Robert ASH, former Kewanna resident, died Saturday in Miami, Fla.
He was the son of Walter and Blanche ASH. Surviving are his mother and one sister.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 11, 1970

Treva Boganwright
Mrs. Treva BOGANWRIGHT, 70, Mentone, died Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient since Jan. 17.
Born July 12, 1899, in Mentone, she was the daughter of David and Rachael WIDEMAN HARSH. Her marriage was Nov. 8, 1918, to Leonard BOGANWRIGHT. He died Jan. 7, 1963.
She had resided in the Mentond area all her life. She was a member of the Assembly of God church and the Missionary Society of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Emory (Iris) DAVIS, Etna Green, and Mrs. James (Lois) MILLER, Mentone; two sons, Donald [BOGANWRIGHT], New Troy, Mich., and Richard [BOGANWRIGHT], of Claypool, and nine grandchildren.
Final rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the King Memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. R. P. POLAND will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

Thursday, February 12, 1970

Minden Hendrickson
Minden HENDRICKSON, 69, Moristown, N.J., former Fulton county resident, died Wednesday evening in a Morristown nursing home. Among the survivors is a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth GRAFFIS, of Kewanna, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Hugh McMAHAN, Rochester. Final rites will be in Morristown.

Otho F. Warner
Otho F. WARNER, 79, Culver, died Wednesday morning at 5:15 in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill three weeks.
Born Dec. 6, 1890, in Argos, he was the son of William and Phoebe BENEDICT WARNER. His marriage was March 30, 1916, in Plymouth, to Edna WARNER, who survives. He had lived in Culver 54 years, moving from Argos. He had been employed at Culver Military Academy until his retirement in 1959. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist church at Culver.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Rachel M. MANUWAL, Plymouth; one brother, Herbert WARNER, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Elva SCHEUERMAN, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Jennie BARTON, Elkhart, and Mrs. Marie LONG, Culver; one granddaughter and two great-granddaughters.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Wesley United Methodist church at Culver. The Rev. Earl SHARP will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver until noon on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Friday, February 13, 1970

Hazel Ream
Mrs. Hazel REAM, 84, 124 West Ninth street, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Jan. 9, 1886, in Warsaw, she was the daughter of John and Julia RUTAN. Her marriage was to George E. "Buck" REAM.
Surviving are one step-daughter, Katherine YOUNG, of Medway, O., and two step-sons, Arthur REAM, Massillon, O., and George REAM, Jr., Tracy, Cal.
Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Elizabeth Shivers
Mrs. Elizabeth (DIFFENDAL] WOOLDRIDGE SHIVERS, 89, Poplar Grove and Santa Anna communities, died Thursday at the Fairview nursing home, Plymouth, at 9:30 a.m. following an extended illness.
Born July 24, 1880, in Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Martin and Arvilla RICE DIFFENDAL. Her first marriage was in 1921 to Edward WOOLDRIDGE, who died in 1921. Her second marriage was in 1946 to Walter SHIVERS, who died in 1947. She was a member of the Santa Anna Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are one son, Robert WOOLDRIDGE, with the U.S. Air Force in Turkey; six step-daughters, Mrs. Edna DICKSON, Rochester; Mrs. Jeannette ROCKSTROH, Elkhart; Mrs. Earl (Artie) ZEHNER, Argos; Mrs. Whitney (Mae) KLINE, Culver; Mrs. Norman (Lucille) DAVIS, Argos, and Mrs. Oliver (Arvilla) TEEL, Mentone; three step-sons, Clifford WOOLDRIDGE, Culver, Donald WOOLDRIDGE, Lapaz, and Meryl SHIVERS, Argos; four grandchildren; several step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Arthur BISHOP will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Cornelia E. McCrosky
Mrs. Cornelia Elizabeth McCROSKY, 88, 1012 Jefferson street, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the Rochester nursing home. She had been ill four years.
Born April 18, 1881, in Wayne township, she was the daughter of Charles and Victoria JOHNSON ROUCH. Her marriage was Sept. 15, 1915, in Rochester, to Cecil W. McCROSKY, who survives. Mrs. McCrosky had resided in Rochester since 1948 and a resident of the Fulton area most of her life.
Surviving with her husband are several cousins.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. V. LeRoy GARNER and V. A. LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery in Liberty township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight.

Minnie Eber
Mrs. Minnie EBER, 80, Akron, died Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in failing health one month.
Born July 8, 1889, in Middletown, O., she was the daughter of James and Cyrena POFFENBARGER POTTENGER. Her first marriage was in 1906, to James SEBRING, who died in 1948. Her second marriage was in 1955, to Ervin PARKER. He died in 1959. Her third marriage was in 1961, to Alvin EBER, who died in 1963. She was a lifetime residet of Akron and a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are three granddaughters, Miss Jerry SMITH, Wabash, Mrs. Bill (Carol) SMITH, Missouri, and Miss Joyce SMITH, Vietnam, and two great-grandchildren. One daughter and three sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday and before services Sunday.

Saturday, February 14, 1970

Mrs. Hal Maus
Mrs. Hal MAUS of Denver died in her home at 9:30 a.m. today. Funeral services are pending at the McCain funeral home.

Roy S. Brubaker
Roy S. BRUBAKER, 77, Fort Wayne, died at 8 p.m. Friday in Fort Wayne St. Joseph hospital. He was born March 2, 1892 in Rochester.
Surviving are the wife, Edna [BRUBAKER]; two sons, Kenneth [BRUBAKER], Simi, Cal., and Roy D. [BRUBAKER], Kokomo; two daughters, Mrs. Donald COOK and Mrs. Max ZABST, both of Angola; two brothers, Claude [BRUBAKER], Rochester, and Harry [BRUBAKER], of Osceola, and a sister, Mrs. L. C. PETERSON, San Diego, Cal.; eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the D. O. McComb and Sons funeral home in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Park in Fort Wayne. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Lon Walker
Mrs. Lon WALKER, Indianapolis, died suddenly in her home Friday morning following a heart attack. Mrs. Walker had owned a vacation home on the Tippecanoe River near Talma.
Surviving are one son, Alonzo E. WALKER; one daughter, Mrs. Russell ECKART, Logansport, and four grandchildren. Final rites will be Monday morning at 10 o'clock in the Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel, Indianapolis.

Hazel Ream
Final rites will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Hazel REAM, 84, 124 West Ninth street, who died Thursday at 11:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday after 5 p.m.
Her husband, George E. "Buck" REAM, died in 1955. Their marriage was in 1918.

Monday, February 16, 1970 to Wednesday, February 18, 1970

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Thursday, February 19, 1970

Charles M. Eikenberry
Charles M. EIKENBERRY, 79, Peru, died Wednesday at 11:10 p.m. in his home.
Born Jan. 22, 1891, in Peru, he was the son of Ira L. and Ida L. MAUN EIKENBERRY. His marriage was April 4, 1917, in Denver, to Goldie R. LINDENSMITH, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Denver Brethren church, and the Indiana Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife are five children, Miss Georgiana EIKENBERRY, Winona Lake, Frances WILLIAMS, LaRue, Ohio, Dallas EIKENBERRY, Chili, Ind., Laurabelle COLE, Peru, and Doris Lee WALTERS, Windsor, Ind.; fifteen grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca SHOEMAKER, Galveston.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m., in the McCain Funeral Home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. The Rev. George HAPNER will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Dorothea Elliott
Mrs. Dorothea ELLIOTT, 58, Plymouth, died in her home early Wednesday morning following a heart attack.
Born June 20, 1911, in Argos, she was married Nov. 12, 1929, in Argos, to Alfred ELLIOTT, who survives. She had lived in Plymouth three years, moving from Argos. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Mildred) OSBORN, Lafayette; Mrs. James (Fern) GOEN, Paragon; Mrs. Wendell (Joyce) WARNER and Mrs. Joseph (Mary Lou) REX, both of Argos; two sons, Earl Eugene ELLIOTT, Bourbon, and Darrell ELLIOTT, Mentone; twenty-two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nathaniel (Edith) ROSS and Mrs. Carlton (Marguerite) BAKER, both of Kokomo, and one brother, John LOWERY, Plymouth. Final rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, 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. Friday.

William F. Oswalt
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Hathaway-Morrison funeral home in Columbus for William F. OSWALT, Columbus, who died Wednesday at his residence.
Burial will be in the Garland Brook cemetery in Columbus. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to ALS, a branch of Multiple Sclerosis research.
Born in Wabash, he was the son of Dick and Mable COATE OSWALT. His marriage was in 1935, in Rochester, to Meriam GRAEBER OSWALT, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Phillip [OSWALT], of Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. John M. KELLY, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; one sister; two brothers, and four grandchildren.

James R. Wells
James Raymond WELLS, 71, Macy, barber at Nyona Lake, died Wednesday at 10:20 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill two weeks.
Born Sept. 5, 1898, in Howard county, he was the son of Lafayette and Bertha ATKINSON WELLS. His marriage was June 28, 1919, in Kokomo, to Mildred Marie STILLWELL, who survives. He was the owner of Jim's Barber Shop, Nyona Lake, and a former employee of the Indiana Glass company, Dunkirk. A member of the Peru Barber Union he was also a member of the Americn Flint Glass Workers Union, and the Christian church, Darough Chapel, Darough.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Walter (June) WHITE, Dunkirk; two sons, Earl J. WELLS, Dunkirk, and Lowell WELLS, Gas City; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Leona LOOKER, Franklin, and Mrs. Cecil DAILY, Kokomo.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Jones funeral home, Dunkirk. Rev. MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Dunkirk. Friends may call at the Country Chapel, McCain funeral home, Denver, after 2 p.m. Friday and at the Jones funeral home, Dunkirk, after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Osa Gearhart
Osa GEARHART, 80, Twelve Mile, died Wednesday at 11:50 a.m., in Memorial hospital, Logansport.
Born Sept. 21, 1889, in Virginia, he was the son of John and Ida May WINGFIELD GEARHART. His marriage was July 21, 1915, inToledo, Iowa, to Mary YANDA, who survives. A retired farmer he had lived in the Twelve Mile area his entire life. he was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Logansport.
Surviving with the wife are four children, Clyde GEARHART, Milwaukee, Wis, Lester GEARHART, Tucson, Ariz., George GEARHART, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Betty SPENCER, Logansport; ten grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; two brothers, Bruce GEARHART, Laughton, Mich., and Clarence GEARHART, Thurman, Iowa; and one sister, Mrs. William HUNT, winamac.
Final rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the McCain Funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. The Rev. Lynn SOUGHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, February 20, 1970

Harry Feichter
Harry FEICHTER of Bourbon, brother of Mrs. Forrest PFEIFFER of Rochester, died Thursday evening following a lengthy illness. Final rites are pending in Bourbon.

Bobby E. Ellis
Earl "Tiny" ELLIS, Sportsman's Landing hotel, has received word of the death of his 19-year-old son, Marine Bobby Earl ELLIS, in Vietnam.
Marine Ellis had been in Vietnam for about a year and was wounded in action.
Ellis said he received word of his son's injury and word followe soon after concerning his death.
The Ellis family formerly lived in Anderson.

Saturday, February 21, 1970

Emma Coon
Word has been received of the death in an Avon Park, Fla., nursing home of Mrs. Emma COON, 92, a former Rochester resident. She died Jan. 31 and burial was in Bronson, Mich. A daughter and a son, both Rochester high school graduates, are among the survivors.

Albert P. Black
Albert P. BLACK, 76, Fulton, died Friday at 2:10 p.m. in Memorial hospital, Logansport. He had been ill 10 days.
Born Oct. 22, 1893, in Fulton county, he was the son of George and Florence HECKATHORN BLACK. His marriage was March 30, 1921, in Marion to Lola E. STEVENS, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a carpenter, and was a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge.
Surviving with the wife are two brothers, Frank [BLACK], Peru, and Eugene [BLACK], Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Sylvia HARDY, Rochestr; three nieces, and four nephews. One brother, Gale [BLACK], preceded in death.
Final rites will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Marion I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Margaret A. Waite
Margaret Ann WAITE, Gilead, died Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill several years.
The daughter of Joseph H. and Marietta WRIGHT WAITE, she lived in Gilead area all her life. She was a former teacher who obtained her educations at the Terre Haute Teacher's college and Indiana university. She taught in her own township as well as in Gas City and Peru. She had been the principal of the Peru Grade school. She was civic-minded and was interested in projects concerning the advancement of her country. Family history, China painting, and gardening were her hobbies. She was a member of the Gilead United Methodist church, the DAR at Peru and the Order of the Eastern Star, Gilead.
Surviving are two sisters, Carrie WAITE and Laura PAYNE, both of Gilead, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. George HAPNER and the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, February 23, 1970

Otto M. Carothers, Sr.
Otto M. CAROTHERS, Sr., 75, former Fulton county resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Parkview Terrace nursing home in Platteville, Wis. He had lived on a farm near Rochester from 1946 to 1955. He is survived by one son, two grandsons, five brothers, and sisters. The Karramann funeral home in Platteville, Wis. was in charge of final arrangements.

Wayne Kaufman
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Pipe Creek Brethren church for Wayne KAUFMAN, HM3, who died in a Vietnam hospital Feb. 14, from wounds suffered in action. Kaufman had een in the Navy since 1967. Burial will e in the Springdale cemetery at Bunker Hill. Friends may call at the Allen funeral home in Bunker Hill after 7 p.m. today.

Laura L. See
Laura Louise SEE, 57, Macy, died Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in her home. She had been ill eight years.
Born Sept. 10, 1912, in Gilead, she was the daughter of Calvin and Maude Pearl SCHWENK BERGER. Her marriage was Sept. 10, 1931, to Charles "Jim" SEE who survives. She had lived in the Macy community all her life and was a member of the Gilead Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are four daughers, Miss Carolyn SEE, at home, Joan CARRELL, Chili, Donna SHOOKS,Elkhart, and Marcia KAHLER, Zionsville; four sons, James SEE, Rochester, Glenn SEE, Florida, Richard SEE, Lebanon, and Ronald SEE, at home; nine grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Cleo SCHRADDER, Logansport, and Mrs. Vestal KNEPPER, Walkerton.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Ebenezer church. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain Country Chapel, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, after 4 p.m. Monday.

Harry Feichter
Services were conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Deaton-Beigh funeral home, Bourbon, for Harry W. FEICHTER, 84, Bourbon, who died Friday in Bremen community hospital.
The Rev. J. Robert BOYER officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Born Dec.1, 1885, near Bourbon, he was the son of George and Flora CORL FEICHTER. His marriage was Sept. 18, 1911, to Emma HOFFMAN, who survives. A former employee of the Northwestern railroad, he had been employed by the Orthopedic Equipment company until his retirement in 1960.
Surviving with the wife are one sister, Mrs. Forrest (Iva) PFEIFFER, Rochester; one brother, Ora FEICHTER, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.

Herbert Clemans
Herbert CLEMANS, 67, Macy, died Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at his home. He had been ill three years.
Born March 13, 1902, in Miami county, he was the son of James O. and Mary H. ALSPACH CLEMANS. His marriage was July 26, 1930, in Akron, to Anina MILLER, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jimmie [CLEMANS], Swayzee, and Mark [CLEMANS], Macy, and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Macy United Methodist church. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron, until noon on Tuesday, and at the church one hour prior to services.

Frank L. Martin
Frank L. MARTIN, 89, Argos, died at noon Sunday in the TLC nursing home, Argos. He had been ill five months.
Born Sept. 15, 1880, in Flora, he was the son of John and Erusha MARTIN. His marriage was in 1905 to Della HORNER, who died in 1959.
Surviving are two sons, Glenn MARTIN, Kent, Wash., and Guy [MARTIN], Liberty Mills; four grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. One son died in infancy.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

George D. Johnstone
George D. JOHNSTONE, 76, Kokomo, died at 12 o'clock noon Saturday.
Born March 29, 1893, in Dundee, Ill., he was the son of Samuel and Jean KIRKPATRICK JOHNSTONE. His marriage was in 1920, to Mary BROWNLIE, who survives. A former employee of the Fulton County Highway department and a retired farmer, he was a member of the American Legion, Kewanna, and the Izaak Walton League.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Carl N. (Jean) NUTTER, Kokomo, and Mrs. Keith W. (Peg) HERMANCE, Lebanon; two brothers, William [JOHNSTONE], South Pasadena, Cal., and Robert [JOHNSTONE], Marengo, Ill., and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Ellers funeral chapel, Kokomo. The Rev. Peter ECKERT will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Tuesday, February 24, 1970

Clarence Poffenbarger
Clarence POFFENBARGER, 89, 103 Fulton avenue, died at 10:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. he was admitted to the hospital Saturday.
Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, February 25, 1970

Clarence O. Poffenberger
Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, for Clarence O. POFFENBERGER, 89, Rochester, who died Tuesday at 10:40 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Jerry BOLINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.
Born April 26, 1880, in Rochester, he was the son of Sylvester and Delilah HARDING POFFENBERGER. His last marriage was Oct. 17, 1917, in Rochester, to Sarah E. SWANGO, who died in 1954. An interior decorator, he lived in the Rochester area all his life and attended the Rochester First Assembly of God church.
Surviving are numerous grandchildren; four step-children, including Mrs. Edward CARPENTER, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Estella LOCKHART, South Bend, and nieces and nephews. Two sons and one daughter preceded in death.

Minnie Elkins
Mrs. Minnie ELKINS, 85, South Bend, died Tuesday at 5:20 p.m., in Memorial hospital, South Bend. She was a former resident of Argos. Funeral services are pending at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.

Thursday, February 26, 1970

Minnie E. Elkins
Final rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Mrs. Minnie E. ELKINS, 85, who died Tuesday at 5:20 p.m. in Memorial hospital, South Bend.
The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Nov. 12, 1884, in Clinton, Tenn., she was the daughter of William and Mary WILLIAMS FOSTER. Her marriage was in 1906, in Clinton, Tenn., to Charles R. ELKINS, who died Nov. 27, 1946. A former resident of Argos, she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Nellie SCHOSKER, South Bend.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nellie SCHOSKER, South Bend; two sons, Osborn ELKINS, North Liberty, and Lee ELKINS, Kalamazoo, Mich.; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rosie HERREL and Mrs. Willie BAYLESS, both of Clinton, Tenn., and two brothers, James FOSTER, Teegarden, Ind., and Ernest FOSTER, Buda, Ill.

Ruth E. Shelton
Ruth E. SHELTON, 77, Warsaw, former Rochester school teacher, died Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in Alfran nursing home, Warsaw. She had been ill ten years.
Born Feb.10, 1893, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Mary KRAUSE WHITTENBERGER. Her marriage was in 1924 to Fred C. SHELTON, who died Novemer 1965. Moving from Cullowhee, N.C., she had lived in Warsaw four years. A retired school teacher, she had taught in Rochester, Warsaw, Hobart, Manilla and Hendersonville, N.C She had attended the University of Chicago, North Carolina's Teachers college, and Miss Blaker's college, Indianapolis. She had attended the First United Methodist church, Warsaw.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Almon (Allee) GERARD, Warsaw, and Mrs. R. L. (Pauline) SPARKS, Rochester, and three nephews.
Final rites will be Friday at 4 p.m. in the McHatten funeral home, Warsaw. Dr. Sheldon DUECKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Arlington East Hill cemetery, Rushville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today until the hour of services.

Friday, February 27, 1970

SP4 Timothy R. Roe
Army Specialist Four Timothy R. ROE, 18, Rochester, became Fulton county's 11th victim of he Vietnam War when he died of injuries at 6:20 a.m. Thursday in a South Vietnam evacuation hospital.
The son of Mrs. Donnabelle ROGERS, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Roland R. ROE, Sr., 1020 Jefferson street, SP4 Roe was injured last Feb. 19 whil working on a tank.
The cannon of the tank recoiled while SP4 Roe was inside the vehicle and the mechanism hit him in the back of the head.
A former Rochester high school student, SP4 Roe received basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and had been stationed in Vietnam since July 18, 1969.
He is survived by his parents; the step-father, Carl ROGERS, R.R. 1, Kewanna; a sister, Sharon [ROE], a Rochester high school cheerleader, at home; four brothers, Rolland Richard ROE, Jr., R.R. 1, Rochester; James ROE, Rochester, Gary ROE, near Macy, and Kenneth ROE, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George HARVEY, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna ROE, Rochester; ;nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
SP4 is the fourth Rochester resident to die in the Armed Forces while serving in Vietnam. The others were James BALLINGER, Lawrence GIBSON and George PACKARD.
Other Fulton county men who have died in Vietnam while in service are James TALBOTT, Kewanna; James AMEIGH, Disko; Neil McKINNEY, Roger MANNS and Dennis FAIRCHILD, all of Akron, and James UTTER and Marvin WHITE, both of Talma.

Edith Stoughton
Edith Irene (GRUWELL) CUNNINGHAM STOUGHTON, 52, Rochester, died Thursday at 10:50 a.m. in the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been ill one year.
Born Nov. 22, 1917, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Cloyed and Lottie BRUCK GRUWELL. Her first marriage was Nov. 25, 1935, to Albert CUNNINGHAM, who died in May of 1958. Her second marriage was March 27, 1968 to Richard STOUGHTON, who survives. She had been a member of the First Christian church, Rochester, the Good Neighbor Club, Argos, and the Lady's Auxiliary, Rochester.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Kay Ann) PICKEL, Logansport, and Miss Janet CUNNINGHAM, Rochester; two step-sons, Fred and Bernard STOUGHTON, both of Merrillville; one stepdaughter, Miss Diana STOUGHTON, also of Merrillville; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Mildred) PFLUGER, Kokomo, and Mrs. Jack (Florence) BRUBAKER, Rochester; three brothers, Leo, Lyman and Marvin GRUWELL, all of Peru; one foster-sister, Mrs. TEEL, Twelve Mile, and one foster-brother, Donald RICHARDSON, Miami.
Final rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Vernon STUBER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rankin cemetery, near Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Alfred M. Shambarger
Alfred M. SHAMBARGER, 75, Macy, died Thursday at 12:55 p.m. in a Fort Wayne hospital.
Born Jan. 28, 1895, in Mexico, he was the son of Lewis and Frances ALLEN SHAMBARGER.
Surviving are two brothers, Daniel H. SHAMBARGER, Mexico, and Lewis J. SHAMBARGER, Rochester, and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, two sisters, and two brothers preceded in death.
Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 12 noon in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at Foster & Good funeral home between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Thomas W. Murden
Thomas W. MURDEN, 53, Peru, a summer resident of Lake Manitou, died in his home Thursday at 6:30 a.m. He had suffered a heart attack.
Born May 18, 1916, in Peru, he was the son of Jesse L. and Mary RADEL MURDEN. His marriage was Nov. 15, 1939, to Pauline BRITTIAN, who survives. A former employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, he was a member of the St. Charles Catholic church and Phi Delta Kappa.
Surviving with the wife are his mother, and one sister, Miss Ruth MURDEN, both of Peru.
Final rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Charles Catholic church. Father RUFFING will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the Eikenberry funeral home in peru after 3 p.m. Friday. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m.

Nada W. Henning
Nada W. HENNING, 64, died Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Sept. 4, 1905, in Pendleton, she was the daughter of Charles B. and Effie Esther PRITCHARD HIATT. Her marriage was in 1934 to Charles D. HENNING, who died in 1960. A cook at the Culver elementary school, she was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church where she had been the pianist for 35 years.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Mary Esther HENNING, Culver, and one brother, Paul HIATT, South Bend.
Final rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Baptist church, Kewanna. The Rev. Otis STONE will officiate, and the Rev. Raymond HOFFEDITZ will assist. Burial will be in the I.O.OF. cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 pm. today and one hour before services Saturday at the church.

Warren Snell
Final rites were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, for Warren G. SNELL, 48, California, a former Rochester resident, who died Tuesday in Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS officiated. Burial was in the Mount Hope cemetery, [Athens].
Born Aug. 16, 1912, he was the son of William and Lee ROWE. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are one daughter, Helen [SNELL], California; one son, Richard SNELL, Fort Hood, Texas, and nieces, nephews, and cousins from Rochester and Akron.

Saturday, February 28, 1970

Edward C. Rohrs
Funeral services were conducted Friday for Edward C. ROHRS, 53, Geneva, Ill., who died Wednesday. He was the husband of the former Marcia [DAVIS], daughter of Mrs. Ira GOSS of Rochester. Mr. Rohrs was a copy editor for Sieber and McIntyre Inc., an advertising firm at Geneva. Three sons, three daughters, the mother, three brothers and a sister survive.

Monday, March 2, 1970

Mrs. Lloyd Gohn
Mrs. Lloyd GOHN, sister-in-law of Mrs. Jeanette GOHN, Rochester, died Friday in Illinois. She had been a school teacher in Illinois and the Philippine Islands. Burial was in Homer, Ill.

Elsie Austin
Mrs. Elsie AUSTIN, 77, Tippecanoe, died Saturday, at 4:30 p.m., in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman DROCHNER, Tippecanoe. She had been ill 10 years.
Born Jan. 20, 1893, in Lithuania, she was the daugher of Martin and Urte VANAGAITE SCHNEIDEREIT. Her first marriae was in 1911, to August ODAU, who died in 1914. She later married John AUSTIN, who also preceded in death. Coming to the United States in 1952, she lived in Chicago and Winamac before moving to Tippecanoe. She had been a member of the Zion Lutheran church, Chicago.
Surviving are three daughers, Mrs. Herman (Martha) DROCHNER, Tippecanoe, Miss Emma AUSTIN, chicago, and Mrs. Anna LENGWIN, Austria; one son, John ODAU, Germany; fourteen grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Donald GARVUE will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home afer 7 p.m. today.

Edith Overmyer
Mrs. Edith OVERMYER, 79, Kewanna, died Sunday at 6:15 p.m. in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
Born Sept. 14, 1890, in Winamac, she was the daughter of Richard and Mary WRIGHT PRINCE. Her marriage was May 4, 1910, to Harding OVERMYER, who died in August, 1962. She was a member of the Zion Methodist church, the Leiters Ford Rebekah lodge, and the Leiters Ford New Idea club.
Surviving are one son, Eugene "Bud" OVERMYER, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Gladys REISH, Elkhart; one granddaughter, Martha Lee MISHLER, Kewanna, and one grandson, John [OVERMYER], Kewanna. One son, one sister, and two brothers, preceded in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison Chapel, Kewanna. The Rev. Leon HOFFERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m Tuesday.

Lee V. Bybee
Lee V. BYBEE, 76, Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Mentone, died Sunday morning in Fort Myers.
Surviving are his wife, Miriam [BYBEE], and two daughters, Mrs. Nancy BARTETT, Torrence, Cal., and Mrs. Virginia BARBEE, Oakland, Cal.
Final rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home, Mentone. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 3, 1970

John Parish Prior
John Parish PRIOR, son of John "Ben" and Bonnie C. HILL PRIOR, Peru, died in Memorial hospital, Logansport, Monday, at 6:15 p.m., one hour after birth.
Surviving are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert HILL, Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil PRIOR, Peru; his great-gradmother, Mrs. Glenn HILL, Rochester, and two brothers, Gregory and Brent [PRIOR], both at home.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Westlawn cemetery, Denver. The Rev. Delmus HALL will officiate. Friends may call at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, aftr 10 a.m Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 4, 1970

Timothy R. Roe
Full military rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Army Specialist Four Timorhy R. ROE, 18, Rochester, who died in an evacuation hospital in Vietnam Feb. 26.
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.
Two survivors not previously listed are a sister, Miss Rhonda R. ROE, Rochester, and a brother, James ROGERS, of R.R. 1, Kewanna.
SP4 Roe was the fourth Rochester resident to die in the Armed Forces while serving in Vietnam and the 11th Fulton county victim.

Arzona M. Noyes
Mrs. Arzona M. NOYES, 65, 1224 Jefferson street, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at her residence. She had been in failing health but death was unexpected.
Born Nov. 28, 1904, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Wash and Hattie MILLER HAMLETT. Her marriage was June 23, 1926, in rochester, to Vernon NOYES, who survives. She had resided in Rochester most of her life. Mrs. Noyes was a former member of the Home Demonstration association, the Harmony club, Home Circle club, and the Fulton County Home Demonstration course. She was a member of the Republican Woman's club.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Arphelia SHEETZ and Mrs. Treva BEEHLER, both of Rochester, and Iona CHESNEY, of Trujunja, Cal; one brother, Kline W. HAMLETT, Dayton, O.; one niece, Mrs. Mayzanna PETERSON, Carmichael, Cal.; two nephews, Vince SHEETZ, Rochester, and Staff Sergeant Kent SHEETZ, in Vietnam.
Final rites will be at 4 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 Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m Thursday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Rochester Band Boosters association.

Ethel M. Snider
Mrs. Ethel M. SNIDER, 83, Mentone, died Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., in the Miller Merry Manor, Warsaw. She had been ill four years.
Born Aug. 13, 1886, near Leesburg, she was the daugher of George and Catherine MINER EASTERDAY. Her marriage was to Glen SNIDER, who died Marchy 26, 1960. She had lived in Mentone for the past 30 years, and was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are two sons, Harold [SNIDER], Dayton, Ohio, and Hollis [SNIDER], South Bend; four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Wylan) BOWERS, Mishawaka, Mrs. Wayne (Mary Ellen) THOMAS, South Bend, Mrs. Robert (Catherine) WHETSTONE, Mentone, and Mrs. David (Doris) COOPER, also Mentone; one brother, Edward EASTERDAY, Fremont; one step-sister, Charlotte VAUGHN, Fort Wayne; sixteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the King Memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. David GOSSER and the Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Roy L. Bailey
Roy L. BAILEY, 69, Galien, Mich., formerly of the Talma-Tippecanoe area, died Tuesday, at 6:25 a.m., in Buchanan Community hospital, Buchanan, Mich.
Born Feb. 24, 1901, in Tippecanoe, he was the son of Melton and Effie KESSLER BAILEY. His marriage was Feb. 26, 1920, in Argos, to Ruby FLORY BAILEY, who survives. A carpenter and a mason, he had lived in Galien since 1957. Surviving with the wife are three sons, two daughters, sixteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Friday at 1 p.m., in the Connelly-Noble funeral home, Galien. The Rev. Willard GILROY will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 4 p.m., in the Tippecanoe cemetry, Tippecanoe. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, March 5, 1970

Roger Barts
Last rites were held Wednesday at South Bend for Roger BARTS, 47, retired South Bend city police captain who died Sunday at Memorial hospital in that city. A native of Rochester, he had lived in South Bend since 1931 and graduated in 1941 from Central high school there. Surviving are the wife, Louise [BARTS], and two daughters.

Hazel O. Maugans
Hazel O. MAUGANS, 81, R.R. 1, Macy, (Nyona Lake), died Wednesday at 6:55 p.m., in Dukes hospital, Peru. She had been ill four months.
Born Sept. 3, 1888, in Memphis, Mo., she was the daughter of John and Maude WILSON. Her marriage was in July, 1911, to John MAUGANS who survives. She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Orval GARBER, Peru; one grandchild, and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in Thomas cemetery, Onward. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 6, 1970

Mae Kline
Mae KLINE, 80, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died Thursday at 8:30 a.m., in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
Born Nov. 24, 1889, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Lincoln and Linnie LUNSFORD OVERMYER. Her marriage was in 1908, to Louis KLINE, who died April 26, 1932. She had lived in the Union township area all her life and was a member of the Zion Gospel chapel.
Surviving are two sons, Louis J. KLINE, Rochester, and Marion KLINE, Monterey; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zion Gospel chapel. The Rev. Leon HOFER will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, after 7 p.m., and at the church one hour before services.

Saturday, March 7, 1970

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Monday, March 9, 1970

Ralph R. Barts
Ralph R. BARTS, 60, Rochester, died Sunday at 8:50 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Aug. 21, 1909, in Plymouth, he was the son of Joseph and Ella MANUWAL BARTS. His marriage was Feb. 1, 1930, in Rochester, to Mildred HOLLER, who survives. A former co-owner of the Rochester Fertilizer and Feed Company, he was also a retired employee of the Bendix Corporation, South Bend. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, Rochester, and the I.O.O.F. lodge, Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Sarah) BETTEN, Akron; one son, Richard BARTS, Huntington; four grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. One sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good 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 7 p.m. today. The I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Dessie Wolfe
Mrs. Dessie WOLFE, 75, Kewanna, died Sunday at 3:45 p.m. in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
Born Nov. 9, 1894, in Huntington, she was the daughter of Schuyler and Flora OVERMYER. Her marriage was Sept. 29, 1914, to John H. WOLFE, who survives. She was a member of the Nazarene church and the Macabees lodge, Rochester.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Juanita GRANHOLM, Kewanna, and Mrs. Chola McLEAN, Rochester; one son, John J. WOLFE, R.R. 5, Logansport; three brothers, Hobert OVERMYER, South Bend, Charlie OVERMYER, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Paul OVERMYER, Auburn; twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison chapel, Kewanna. The Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Lucetta Mickey
Mrs. Lucetta MICKEY, 91, McKinney, Texas, formerly of the Talma-Mentone area and Plymouth, died Monday at 8:30 p.m. in McKinny, Texas. She had been ill several years.
Born Aug. 19, 1878, near Mentone, she was the daughter of Rufus and Adeline ALSPAUGH. She was a member of the Christian church, Plymouth.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Mirman) CUMBERLAND, Akron, Mrs. Betty VANDERGRIFF, McKiney, Texas, and Mrs. Lester (Thelma) SNIDER, New Port Richy, Fla.; eleven grandchildren, and thirty-two great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamlet cemetery, near Talma. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 11, 1970

Maude Miller
Mrs. Maude MILLER, 75, Denver, died at 6 a.m. today in her home. She had been ill eleven years. Born May 18, 1894, in Miami county, she was married Oct. 19, 1911, in Denver, to Aud MILLER, who died in 1966. She was a lifetime resident of the Denver community.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mable ROBERTSON, R.R. 1, Roann; Mrs. Warren (Helen) MYERS, Peru; and Mrs. Eugene (Hazel) LANE, Macy; three sons, Wayne MILLER, Macy, and Frank and Russell MILLER, both of R.R. 1, Roann; twenty-six grandchildren, and thirty-eight great-grandchildren. One son, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild preceded her in death. Final rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Niconza church two miles south of Disko. The Rev. Frank HAYMAN will officiate. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 1:30 p.m. Friday, and until noon Saturday, and then at the church one hour before services.

Ruth Leavell
Mrs. Ruth LEAVELL, 76, Fulton, died Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill one year.
Born Sept. 18, 1893, in Cass county, she was the daughter of James A. and Henrietta MORRIS MARSH. Her marriage was June 4, 1911, in Cass county to Clyde M. LEAVELL, who died Aug. 17, 1966. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist temple.
Surviving are five sons, Don LEAVELL, Twelve Mile; Robert LEAVELL, Fulton; Howard LEAVELL, Tiosa; James LEAVELL, Lakeville, and Paul LEAVELL, Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. John (Ann) WHITTENBERGER, Mrs. Virgil (Meriam) JOHNSON and Mrs. Patricia DITTMAN, all of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Donna EYTCHESON, Fulton, and Mrs. Pearl WAGONER, Rochester; twenty-six grandchildren, and twenty-eight great-grandchildren. Four brothers, one sister and one granddaughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton. The Revs. Franklin ARTHUR and G. LeRoy MARSTELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial cemetery east of Logansport, on U.S. 24. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Robert R. Porter
Robert R. PORTER, 44, Culver, was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital, Tuesday at 8:20 p.m., after he suddenly became ill at Sealed Power corporation, where he worked.
Born Oct. 20, 1925, in Marshall county, he was the son of Robert and Elizabeth WOOLFRE PORTER. His marriage was March 26, 1944, in Hibbard, to Mary L. ALTHEIDE, who survives. A lifetime resident of Culver and a veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist church and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ronald PORTER, at home, and Terry L. PORTER, with the U.S. Navy at Lexington, Md.; one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Nancy) MISHLER, Rochester; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth PORTER, Culver; and three sisters, Mrs. Eugenia BIDDLE, Dallas; Mrs. Clise (Marian) THORNBURG, Walkerton; and Mrs. James (Barbara) JONES, Culver.
Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver. The Rev. A. E. GIVENS will officiate. Burial will be in Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Thursday.

Thursday, March 12, 1970

Ida A. Leazenby
Ida A. LEAZENBY, 85, Peru, formerly of Grass Creek, died this morning at 1:35, in the Friendly nursing home, Peru.
Born Nov. 11, 1885, in Benton county, she was married in 1921 to Ezra LEAZENBY, who died in 1953. She was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Edward LEAZENBY, Newaygo, Mich., and Albert LEAZENBY, Mexico; one daughter, Mrs. Lillian WEBSTER, Hollywood, Fla.; one step-daugher, Mrs. Goldie ULMER, Rossville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. One son and two brothers preceded her in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison chapel, Kewanna. Burial will be in Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, March 13, 1970

Robert Russell Keith
Robert Russell KEITH, 58, Rochester, died Thursday at 11 p.m. in Memorial hospital, South Bend. He had been ill one week.
Born Dec. 22, 1911, in Hornbeck, Tenn., he was the son of Robert and Roxanna STEWARD KEITH. His marriage was Jan. 17, 1931, in Fulton, Ky., to Ernestine ROGER, who survives. Moving from Muskegon, Mich., in 1948, to Rochester, he was employed by the Sealed Power corporation.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. John (Anita) ESHELMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester; four grandchildren, Karen ESHELMAN, James ESHELMAN, Dennis ESHELMAN, and Brian ESHELMAN, all of R.R. 4, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma BISHOP, Muskegon, Mich., and Mrs. Louis (Evelyn) TURNAGE, Haiti, Mo., and eight nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Saturday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made as contricutions to the Heart Fund.

Agnes Quinn
Mrs. Agnes QUINN, Rochester, died Thursday at 2:15 p.m. in Miller's nursing home. She had been ill six years.
Born in Gilead, she was the daughter of Jeremiah and Rachel RALSTON ANGLEMYER. Her marriage was July 8, 1907, in Rochester, to Robert L. QUINN, who died in 1949. She had lived in the Rochester area all her life and was a member of the First Assembly of God church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. R. J. (Fern) RUSSELL, Rochester; one son, Claude E. QUINN, Rochester; two granddaghters, three great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. George (Ruth) Van EMAN, Kokomo, Mrs. Harold (Mary Jane) BEAUDOIN, Rochester, and Mrs. Edward (Martha) PULES, Franklin, O. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Jerry D. BOLINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 14, 1970

Mildred L. Treber
The Rev. Mildred L. TREBER, 75, Argos, retired Christian church minister, died Friday at 5:20 p.m. in Marshall county Parkview hospital, Plymouth. She had been ill five years.
Born April 7, 1894, in Winchester, she was the daughter of William A. and Flord D. MYERS. Her marriage was Jan 29, 1915, in Winchester to the Rev. Ernest TREBER, who died in December, 1969. Having attended Taylor university and Defiance college, Defiance, O., she was ordained in 1915. She had held pastorates in Winchester, Mooreland, Dunkirk, Bluffton and Tippecanoe. She had continued her ministry with her husband until her retirement in 1953. She was a member of the Congregational Christian church, the Order of Eastern Star, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Gold Star Mothers, all at Argos.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ernestine) BECKER, Argos, and Mrs. John (Glea) POWERS, Plymouth; one son, Robert TREBER, Argos; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Mary) SNODGRASS, Muncie, and Mrs. Hubert (Enola) CLEVENGER, Winchester, and three brothers, Claude CORTNER, Richmond; Joseph CORTNER, Indianapolis, and Charles CORTNER, California.
Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

T. Roy DeWitt
T. Roy DeWITT, 78, Mentone, died Friday at 9:25 a.m. in the Veteran's hospital, Fot Wayne. He had been ill five months.
Born Jan. 20, 1892, near English, Ind., he was married Feb. 18, 1928, to Ruth A. MEREDITH, who survives. A former employee of the U.S. Rubber company, Fort Wayne, he was a member of the Nazarene church, a veteran of W.W. I, and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.
Surviving are two sons, Elmer [DeWITT], Noblesville, and Ed [DeWITT], Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. James (Lela) STEIN, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Clarence [DeWITT], Pasadena, Cal., Floyd [DeWITT], Louisville, Ky., and Oscar [DeWITT], California; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the King Memorial funeral home, Mentone. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Clarence E. Sicks
Clarence E. SICKS, 83, Silver Lake, died Saturday at 2 p.m. in Pleasant View nursing home, Wabash. He had been ill two months.
Born April 19, 1886, in State Line, Ind., he was the son of Albert and Lina BRIGGS SICKS. His first marriage was March 25, 1908, to Lenora Mae CLINKER, who died in 1940. His second marriage was March 20, 1964, to Hazel SITTLER, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Akron and Silver Lake communities, he was a retired farmer and a member of the South Pleasant United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Raymond [SICKS], North Manchester; Harold [SICKS], Mishawaka, John [SICKS], Auburn, and William [SICKS], Hartford City; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Grace MATHERS, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Harry LEFFELL, North Manchester. Three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the South Pleasant United Methodist church. The Rev. Charles FRENCH will officiate. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 1 p.m. Sunday, and until 11 a.m. Monday, and then at the church one hour before services.

Monday, March 16, 1970

Robert Holloway
Robert "Bert" HOLLOWAY, 84, Mentone, died Saturday a 1:50 p.m. in his home following a long illness.
Born March 5, 1886, near Mentone, he was the son of David and Anna WARREN HOLLOWAY. His marriage was July 14, 1908, in Warsaw, to Gertrude HIBSCHMAN, who survives. A retired farmer and lifelong resident of Mentone, he was a member of the First Baptist church, Mentone, and the Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Clayton HOLLOWAY, Mentone; one sister, Mrs. Della DILLINGHAM, Mentone; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home. The Rev. Norman McVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Paul J. Burns, Sr.
Paul J. BURNS, Sr., 71, Rochester, died Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill ten years.
Born Nov. 16, 1898, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of James M. and Nancy Ellen HALTERMAN BURNS. His marriage was Oct. 6, 1923, in South Bend, to Florence E. FREESE, who survives. A retired painter, he had lived in the Rochester area all his life and was a member of the First Christian church and the Eagles Lodge, both of Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Robert F. BURNS, Marion; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Kathleen) BUNN and Mrs. Lewis (Mary) SLOAN, both of Detroit. Three sisters, two brothers and one son preceded in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Morgan P. Smith
Morgan Prichard SMITH, 86, Rochester, died Sunday at 9:44 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill two weeks.
Born March 31, 1883, in Ithaca, New York, he was the son of George and Jennie MORGAN SMITH. Moving to Rochester in 1914, he had been employed by the Armour corporation, Rochester street department and the State highway department.
Surviving are one niece, Mrs. James (Donna) O'DELL, R.R. 5, Rochester; one nephew, Jack ADAMS; one great-nephew, and numerous cousins.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Russell GOOD 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.

Tuesday, March 17, 1970 to Wednesday, March 18, 1970

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Thursday, March 19, 1970

Lester Hartzler
Lester "Joe" HARTZLER, 64, Disko, died Wednesday at 4:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill eight years.
Born July 20, 1905, in Miami county, he was the son of Truman and Stella SHOEMAKER HARTZLER. His marriage was Nov. 12, 1929, in Rochester, to Helen THOMPSON, who survives. A farmer, he had lived his entire life in Miami and Fulton counties, and was a member of Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Duane (Patsy) SMITH, Roann; four sons, Steve and Larry [HARTZLER, both Akron; Jack [HARTZLER], Macy, and Jerome [HARTZLER], Roann, and ten grandchildren.
Final rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Disko United Methodist church. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 3 p.m. Friday, and until 11 a.m. Saturday, and then at the church one hour before services.

Joseph D. Hancock
Joseph D. HANCOCK, 79, Logansport, died Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. in Memorial hospital, Logansport.
Born Feb. 5, 1891, in Bome, Tenn., he was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth LEE HANCOCK. His first marriage was to Laura McBROON, who died July 29, 1947. His second marriage was Jan. 13, 1949, to Ethel HAYES, who survives. A retired grocer, he had been a veteran of WW I and a member of the church of the Nazarene.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Ruby PALMER, Denver; four half-brothers, Rose HANCOCK, Ben HANCOCK, Solon HANCOCK and Walter HANCOCK, all of Boaz, Ala.; two half-sisters, Liza BENNETT and Lava LATHAM, both of Boaz, Ala.; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Fisher funeral home, Logansport. Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Cookeville cemetery, Cookeville, Tenn. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, March 20, 1970

Charles D. Young
Charles D. YOUNG, 69, former Rochester resident, died Thursday in Eustis, Fla. Surviving are a son, Charles YOUNG, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Wayne MILLER, both of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff SLEIGH, Florida; a step-daughter, Mrs. Leaetta CONRAD, Otis, Ind., and nine grandchildren. Final rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Newell funeral home, Decatur, Mich.

Elmer Burdge
Elmer BURDGE, 95, Akron, died at 12:30 p.m. today at Wabash county hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Saturday, March 21, 1970

Elmer Burdge
Final rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, for Elmer BURDGE, 95, Akron, who died Friday at 1:05 p.m. in Wabash county hospital.
The Revs. Dan BENGSTON and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday and until services Monday.
Born Oct. 25, 1874, in Fulton county, he was the son of Anthony and Liza WARE BURDGE. His marriage was March 13, 1902, in Otterbein, Ind., to Sarah DILTS, who died in 1961. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, the Akron Masonic lodge and the Indiana Farm Bureau.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Martha) FLACK, Roann; one sister, Mrs. Earl WILSON, Rochester; five grandchildren, Ross BURDGE, Akron; Mrs. Richard DOUB, Tennessee; Mrs. Eldon BAKER, Monterey, Cal; Jim FLACK, Wabash, and Steve FLACK, Converse, and ten great-grandchildren. Two sons, Harry and George BURDGE, and two brothers preceded in death.

Monday, March 23, 1970

Ruth A. Blount
Mrs. Ruth A. BLOUNT, 57, Lapaz, died Sunday at 6:02 a.m. in Osteopath hospital South Bend. She had been ill six months.
Born May 2, 1912, she was the daughter of John W. and Florence WAREHAM RINGLE. Her marriage was Sept. 15, 1928, to Harold BLOUNT, who survives She was a member of the Church of God, the Royal Neighbors club and the Black Bridge club, all of Lapaz.
Surviving with the husband are one son, James Harold BLOUNT, Lapaz; one daughter, Mrs. Lowell (Rosemary) BROWN, South Bend; one brother, Dalton RINGLE, Rochester; five grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Netzen-Glant funeral home, Bremen. The Rev. William W. CALE will officiate. Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today and until the hour of services Tuesday.

Orian Henderson
Orian HENDERSON, 75, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Mantee Memorial hospital at Bradenton, Fla. He had been ill one week.
Born Sept. 27, 1895, in Corinth, Ill, he was the son of John and Dell DURYLER HENDERSON. Surviving with his wife, Agnes [HENDERSON], are nices and nephews.
Final rites are pending at the Carter funeral home in Flora.

Otto Sustroom
Otto SUSTROOM, 86, Chicago, father of Mrs. Emmett TRANBARGER, former Rochester resident, died Sunday in boynton Beach, Fla. Surviving with the daughter is a son and one granddaughter. Final rites will be Wednesday in the Matz funeral home in Chicago.

Tuesday, March 24, 1970

Luella Shriver
Mrs. Luella SHRIVER, 61, R.R. 1, Rochester, (the Mount Zion community), died today at 1:15 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill several months.
Born May 28, 1908, in Clinton county, she was the daughter of Peter and Dorinda HUFFER SMITH. Her marriage was Aug. 30, 1935, in Carroll county, to Leonard V. SHRIVER, who survives. She was a member of the United Methodist church, Burlington.
Surviving with the husband are one son, Glenn [SHRIVER], at home; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Bonnie Lou) LAKE, Swayzee; one brother, Glenn J. SMITH, Flora, and three grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery, near [Kewanna]. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Orion Henderson
Final rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Carter funeral home, Flora, for Orion HENDERSON, 74, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Mantee Memorial hospital, Bradenton, Fla.
The Rev. Dale HAMILTON will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Lawn cemetery, Flora. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.
Born Sept. 27, 1895, in Corinth, Ill., he was the son of John L. and Dell DURYEA HENDERSON. His marriage was to Agnes McKINNLEY, who survives. A retired barber, he was a veteran of WW I and a member of the Clarence Wilds, American Legion post, number 222, in Flora.
Surviving with his wife, are one brother, Raymond HENDERSON, Little Rock, Ark., and one sister, Shirley KIFER, Danville, Ark.

Herman D. Jones
Herman D. JONES, 61, Ocala, Fla., a former Rochester resident, died at 1 a.m. today. Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, March 25, 1970

Mrs. Garland Kline
Mrs. Garland KLINE, LaPorte, a former Rochester resident, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Community hospital, LaPorte. Her husband was the former editor of The Akron News.
Final rites are pending in the Cuttler Brothers Funeral home, LaPorte.

Herman D. Jones
Herman D. JONES, 60, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at 1 a.m. in his home. He had been ill ten years.
Born Sept. 8, 1909, near Talma, he was the son of Charles T. and Anna Viola DEAMER JONES. His marriage was April 9, 1939, in Rochester, to Mary Jane ZARTMAN, who survives. A retired salesman, he was a veteran of WW 2 and a member of the American Legion, Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are one brother, Charles T. JONES, Rochester; and two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie BRYANT, Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Eva KILLION, North Canton, O. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Friday at 3 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Russell C. Hoffman
Russell C. HOFFMAN, 67, Coldwater, Mich., a former Gilead resident, died Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in St. Joseph hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Born Sept. 22, 1902, in Roann, he was the son of Ezra and Lydia DEWALD HOFFMAN. His marriage was to Furl BOWLBY who survives. A general contractor, he had lived in the Coldwater community for 25 years, moving from Gilead.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. George (Elva) FOOR, Hartford City; one step-daughter, Mrs. J. K. (Ethel) FORBES, Coldwater; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and two brothers, Ralph HOFFMAN, Roann, and Frank HOFFMAN, Laketon.
Final rites will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Haupert funeral home at Akron. The Rev. George RESER will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 26, 1970

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Friday, March 27, 1970

Ama G. Breseke
Mrs. Ama G. BRESEKE, 68, Rochester, died Thursday at 9 p.m. in Memorial hospital, South Bend.
Born Oct. 8, 1901, in Hanna, she was the daughter of James and Ida COLLINS ROSENBAUM. Her marriage was June 25, 1921, in LaPorte, to John H. BRESEKE, who survives. She had lived in Rochester since 1945, and she was a member of the Church of God, Rochester.
Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Cecil (June) GOODWIN, Union Mills; Mrs. Wayne (Lorna) CRAVEN, Newark, Del., and Miss Nancy BRESEKE, Chicago, Ill.; two sons, James H. BRESEKE, Scottsdale, Ariz. and Donald K. BRESEKA, Ann Arbor, Mich.; nine grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Alfred (Oma) SIMPSON, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Hanna cemetery, Hanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 28, 1970

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Monday, March 30, 1970

Benjamin Winkel
Benjamin WINKEL, 73, Argos, died Sunday at 3:20 p.m. in Marshall county hospital at Plymouth of burns suffered in a fire that destroyed his mobile home Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The fire, which originated in the front portion of the trailer, (kitchen and living area), trapped Winkel, who was ill and could not move about freely. A neighbor lady rescued him and he was rushed to the hospital.
No definite fire cause has been determined, but the Argos fire department, headed by Chief Devon BURKETT, is investigating.
Born April 26, 1896 in Algona, Ia., Mr. Winkel was the son of Frank and Sarah HORMONEY WINKEL. A retired Western Union telegraph company employee, he was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legon post at Argos.
Surviving are one brother, Frank [WINKEL], of Syracuse, N.Y., and four sisters, Mrs. Marjorie ESSER, Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. Ruth STOLTE, Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. Ethel KUTCHARA, Clear Lake, Ia.; and Mrs. Mildred CHOATE, San Diego, Cal.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Russell GOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery where the American Legion will conduct full military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jacob Milliser
Jacob MILLISER, 90, R.R. 4, Rochester, (near Leiters Ford), died Sunday at 2 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill five years.
Born Oct. 7, 1879, near Leiters Ford, he was the son of George and Jane MILLISER. His marriage was March 11, 1899, in Fulton county, to Pearl HORNER, who died Feb. 21, 1963. A retired farmer, he had lived his entire life in the Leiters Ford area.
Surviving are one son, Roy L. MILLISER, Constantine, Mich.; eight grandchildren (two that are known locally: Mrs. Thea Jean TIPPY, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Theodore COMBS, South Bend) and ten great-grandchildren. One daughter and one son preceded in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m in Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 31, 1970

Orville Quick
Orville QUICK, 78, Clermont, Fla., formerly of the Rochester area, died Monday evening in Clermont following a heart attack.
Born March 18, 1892, in Liberty township, he was the son of Milton and Ruth QUICK. A retired livestock dealer, he was also a member of the Masons.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Betty BOUTON, Constantine, Mich., and Barbara [QUICK], Cleveland, O.; two brothers, Carl and Earl QUICK, both of Rocheser, and sixteen grandchildren. Three sisters preceded in death. Final rites are pending in Macy.

Wednesday, April 1, 1970

Orville Quick
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Plainview cemetery, Macy, for Orville QUICK, 78, Clermont, Fla., who died Monday evening following a heart attack.
Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge of arrangements. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 2, 1970

Timothy J. Cronin
Timothy John "T.J." CRONIN, 61, Lake Manitou, died Tuesday in Naples, Fla., following a heart attack. He had been ill since 1966 when he had suffered his first heart attack en route to Florida where he lived during the winter months.
Born July 16, 1908, in Hartford City, he was the son of Thomas and Esther Virginia SUAN CRONIN. His marriage was to Lois W. HAYWARD, who survives. A sales representative for an advertising company and an owner of several rental cottages at Lake Manitou, he was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church, the Knights of Columbus, the Eagles lodge, Rochester, and the Manitou Moose lodge. He was a founder of the Lake Manitou Association, and for several years he serves as its secretary-treasurer.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. J. D. (Virginia) WILLIS, Bunker Hill; one brother, Thomas CRONIN, Fort Myers, Fla., and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic church. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made as donations to the Heart Fund.

Friday, April 3, 1970

James Sanderson
James SANDERSON, 87, Argos, died Thursday at 10:15 p.m. in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kenith FREE, Argos, following a heart attack.
Born July 20, 1882, in Bury, Lancaster county, England, he was the son of Samuel and Martha GRINDROD SANDERSON. His marriage was Feb. 14, 1907, in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, to Alice SCOTT. She died June 3, 1960.
Moving from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, he had lived in Argos for 55 years. He was the owner and operator of the Martin and Sanderson Retail Lumber company, Argos, until his retirement in 1959. He was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, a member and a past master of the Argos Masonic lodge, a charter member of the Argos Lions club, and a member of the Indiana Lions club band (in which he played the saxophone). He was also on the Board of Directors for the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenith (Eileen) FREE and Mrs. Elmer (Bernice) MASTERMAN, both of Argos; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Dora) PORTHOUSE, Stony Creek, Ontario, Canada, and one brother, Wilfred SANDERSON, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Argos United Methodist church. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 7 p.m. today and until noon Sunday, and then at the church one hour before services. The Argos Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services in the funeral home Saturday at 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 4, 1970

Timothy J. Cronin
The Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Timothy John "T.J." CRONIN, 61, Lake Manitou, who died in Naples, Fla., following a heart attack. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Catholic church and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, April 6, 1970

Thomas A. Crews
Thomas A. CREWS, Crawfordsville, brother-in-law of Mrs. Clarence HILL, Rochester, died Saturday in a Crawfordsville hospital. Final rites will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Gill funeral home in Crawfordsville.

George E. Mollenhour
George E. MOLLENHOUR, 84, R.R. 5, Warsaw, (Palestine), died Saturday at 8 p.m. in Murphy medical center, Warsaw.
Born Feb. 18, 1886, near Mentone, he was the son of Lyman and Mary Josephine MORGAN MOLLENHOUR. His first marriage was to Vera HARDESTY, who died in 1928. His second marriage was to Helen MILLER, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Warsaw area, he was the owner and operator of the Palestine general store.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Lyman MOLLENHOUR, Mentone, and George MOLLENHOUR, Elkhart; one daughter, Mrs. Helen ELLIS, Warsaw; one step-daughter, Mrs. Marjorie ROOY, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Minnie WILLIAMSON, Burkett; one brother, Harvey [MOLLENHOUR], Elkhart; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Norman McVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.

Lova Azbell
Mrs. Lova E. AZBELL, 64, Rochester, died today at 3 a.m. in Memorial hospital, South Bend. She had been ill five months.
Born Jan. 6, 1906, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Daniel and Pearl FISHER SNYDER. Her marriage was to Thurman AZBELL, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Rochester area, she attended the Trinity United Methodist church and was a member of the World War II Mothers club (of which she was a Gold Star Mother) and the VFW auxiliary.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. William (Ruth) GREEN, Rochester, and Mrs.Dennis (Janet) BALLINGER, Argos; four sons, Morris [AZBELL], Rochester, Merrill [AZBELL], Wabash, Darle [AZBELL], Peru, and Wendell [AZBELL], North Vernon; one brother, Clayton SNYDER, Huntington, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Mary) CARSWELL, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Ocie LOCKWOOD, Deedsville, and nineteen grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m in Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Vernon LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Lawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Thursday, April 7, 1970

Elizabeth E. Troutman
Elizabeth E. TROUTMAN, 93, Kewanna, died Sunday at 2:15 p.m. in the home of her son, Charles TROUTMAN, Long Beach, Cal.
Born Oct. 28, 1876, in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary BURDGE BARNETT. Her marriage was in 1909 to Hal TROUTMAN, who died in 1966. She was a member of the Methodist church, Kewanna.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Mary TROUTMAN, Indianapolis; four sons, Dennis and Omer [TROUTMAN], both of R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Charles and Joseph [TROUTMAN], both of Long Beach, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Claude WENTZEL, Plymouth; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Four brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be Thursday at 1 p.m in the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Barnett cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

John H. Norman
John H. NORMAN, 27, R.R. 1, Mentone, died Monday at 5:20 a.m. in Canterbury Manor. He had been ill four years.
Born Feb. 2, 1943, in Gary, he was the son of Arnold and Ruby HOOVER NORMAN. His marriage was April 9, 1963, to Susan M. MARTIN, who survives. He had been a printer at R.R. Donnelly and Sons, at Warsaw, and a member of the Wesleyan church, Warsaw.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Kelly Ann and Lisa Marie [NORMAN], both at home; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. GARVER, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; his father, Arnold NORMAN, Rio Honda, Txas; three brothers, Roy NORMAN, with the Air Force in California, Arnold NORMAN, Argos, and James NORMAN, R.R. 1, Akron; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Betty) SAHLOOF, R.R. 1, Bremen, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. NORMAN, Sunbright, Tenn.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Wesleyan church, Warsaw. The Rev. James HUGHES will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the McHatton funeral home, Warsaw, after 3 p.m. today and before services Wednesday.

Cerrie C. Zolman
Cerrie C. ZOLMAN, 89, R.R. 2, Lagrange, formerly of Argos, died Monday at 7 a.m. in his home. He had een ill two years.
Born Nov. 29, 1880, in Fulton county, he was the son of Sanford P. and Mary Oleva RHOADS ZOLMAN. His marriage was Jan. 23, 1904, in Tippecanoe, to Ilo Grace STUKEY, who survives. A retired farmer and foundry worker, he had lived in Lagrange or four years, moving from Ashley. He had also lived in Argos for several years.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. C. J. (Eva) KETCHAM, Tampa, Fla.; one son, Guy ZOLMAN, Lagrange; four grandsons, and three great-grandchildren. One son, Byron [ZOLMAN], preceded in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery, Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home

Wednesday, April 8, 1970

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Thursday, April 9, 1970

Frances A. Pyle
Frances A. PYLE, 62, Fort Wayne, died Wednesday at 10:55 p.m. in Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Ora and Maude BECK REED. Her marriage was to J. Robert PYLE, who survives. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Fort Wayne and St. Joseph school corporations. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist church, Fort Wayne, the circle of the church and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Surviving with the husband are three sisters, Mrs. Edna CARR, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Vera HALE, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Marjorie HOYER, Indianapolis.
Final rites will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the D. O. McComb and sons funeral home, Fort Wayne. Graveside services will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. William MEDDOCK will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Helen A. Weirick
Mrs. Helen A. WEIRICK, 66, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died today at 1:20 a.m. in her home.
Born May 19, 1903, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of V. Blanche and Edith MEREDITH DARR. Her marriage was Feb. 17, 1922, in Mentone, to Raymond WEIRICK, who survives She was a member of the First Baptist church, Mentone, and the Mentone Homemakers club.
Surviving with the husband are one son, Eugene WEIRICK, Tippecanoe; one daughter, Miss Bedelia WEIRICK, Tippecanoe; one brother, Elmer DARR, Riverside, Cal.; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church, Mentone. The Rev. Norman McVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home, Mentone, after 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, April 10, 1970

Edith Hattery
Mrs. Edith HATTERY, 78, Rochestr, died at 12:40 p.m. today in the Woodlawn hospital. Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, April 11, 1970

Dr. Ray Stingely
Last rites were held Thursday in Decatur for Dr. Ray STINGELY, former resident of Fulton county who had practiced dentistry in Decatur for 30 years. Surviving are the wife, the former Mildred MILLER; one son, Major Norman STINGELY, in California; one grandson; one sister, Mrs. Fred MILLS; a niece and nephew.

T. Edith Hattery
Mrs. T. Edith HATTERY, 78, 719 Madison street, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted March 20. Ill for several years she had been in serious condition for three weeks.
A lifetime resident of Rochester and vicinity, Mrs. Hattery was born Oct. 17, 1891 in Athens to Franklin and Elizabeth McGEE MOORE. She was married Feb. 15, 1913 in Rochester to George Clifton HATTERY, who died in 1945. She was a member of the Athens Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Opal SWEET, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary Jane POLK, South Bend; four sons, Robert Lee and Leonard [HATTERY], both of Rochester, William [HATTERY], Peru, and George [HATTERY], Bruce Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Vera SWARTZ and Mrs. Hilda JACKSON, both of Rochester; sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren. A son, Harry [HATTERY], a brother, and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Athens Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Rudolph Boelter
Rudolph G. BOELTER, 74, retired floor decorator who was visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ira BAKER of Rochester, suffered a heart attack Friday night and died at Woodlawn hospital at 8 a.m. today. He resided in Shawono, Wis. He formerly lived in Rochester, moving in 1919 to Chicago and then to Shawono.
Survivors include the wife, Louise [BOELTER], and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Meda BOELTER, Rochester.
Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Monday, April 13, 1970

Stephen A. Wall
Stephen A. WALL, 33, Lebanon, son of Richard and Dorothy DENISTON WALL, died Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Lebanon hospital at Lebanon.
He was born June, 1936, in Rochester. He was stricken with polio in 1949. He attended Indiana university two years and was office manager of Brian's House of Flowers in Lebanon.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Russell and Hitch funeral home, Lebanon. The Rev. Richard DAWES will officiate. Burial will be in the Dover cemetery, near Lebanon. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Melvin D. Ferguson
Melvin D. FERGUSON, 51, Argos, died Saturday at 9:25 a.m. in Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, following an illness of five months.
Born March 31, 1919, in Plymouth, he was the son of Charles and Fern NELLANS FERGUSON. His marriage was March 1, 1941, in Argos, to Dorothy POWERS, who survives. A farmer and former machinist at the Bourbon Orthopedic Equipment company, Bourbon, he was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge number 373.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, John, Jerry and James [FERGUSON], all at home his father, Charles FERGUSON, Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Walter (Bernice) OTT, Cincinnati, O., Mrs. Robert (Violet) HAM, Plymouth, and Mrs. Glendyn (Marjorie) ALBRIGHT, Argos, and five brothers, Clifford, Donald and Floyd [FERGUSON], all of Plymouth, Robert [FERGUSON], Niles, Mich., and Lloyd [FERGUSON], Racine, Wis. One sister and his mother preceded in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Argos Congregational Christian church with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, until noon Tuesday and then at the church one hour before services. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Argos Congregational Christian church building fund.

Rudolph G. Boelter
Final rites will be Tuesday in the Born funeral home, Shawano, Wis., for Rudolph G. BOELTER, 74, Shawana, who died Saturday in Woodlawn hospital following a heart attack.
Burial will be in the Lake Drive cemetery, Shawano.
The body has been taken from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to the Born funeral home.
Boelter, who had been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ira BAKER, Rochester when he suffered the heart attack, was born May 1, 1895, in Mayville, Wis. His marriage was June 25, 1919, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Louise WILSON, who survives. A retired floor decorator, he was a member of World War I Barracks 2179 and the American Legion, both of Shawana.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Martin R. [BOELTER], Shawano, and William F [BOELTER], Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth EINREINER, Shawana; one brother, Arthur [BOELTER], Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Allen BUCHANAN, Arkansas; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Etta Hall
Final rites were held last Wednesday at Stanton, Ky., for Mrs. Etta HALL, 84, Stanton, who died April 6 at St. Joseph's hospital in Lexington, Ky., from the effects of a broken hip.
Mrs. Hall and her husband, the late T. C. HALL, resided on their farm west of the city from 1939-46. Mr. Hall died Feb. 2, 1949. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edwin LOCKRIDGE, Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Mrs. Tom KNOX, Stanton; two sons, Kenneth HALL, Rochester, and Rex HALL, Clay City, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Sylvia MELTON, Rochester, and ten grandchildren.
Burial was in the Macphelah cemetery at Stanton.

Tuesday, April 14, 1970

Sylvester Zaborowski
Funeral services were conducted this morning at 10:30 o'clock in Plymouth for Sylvester "Sal" ZABOROWSKI, 70, Plymouth, who died Saturday afternoon. Mr. Zaborowski was the husband of the former Lucille FELKE, sister of Paul and Ed FELKE of Rochester.

Iva L. Dawald
Iva L. DAWALD, 80, Macy, died Monday at 2:22 p.m. in Dukes hospital, Peru. She had been ill several months.
Born July 15, 1889, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Isaac and Adaline HELM. Her marriage was Oct. 6, 1907, in Peru, to Edward L. "Ted" DAWALD, who died in 1966.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth R. DAWALD, Peru; one brother, Roy G. HELM, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. Dolly POLLAND, Sterling, Clo., Mrs. Rhonda (Fern) KRAUSKOPF, and Mrs. Fay AHNERT, Peru, and several nieces and nephews. On son, Roy DAWALD, preceded in death.
Final rites will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Perrysburg Baptist church. The Rev. Ericus FOOR will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery, Mishawaka. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Otis J. Darr
Otis J. DARR, 85, Claypool, died today at 12:15 a.m. in the Ridgedale nursing home, South Bend.
Born Dec. 24, 1884, in Syracuse, he was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth PHEBUS DARR. His marriage was Aug. 17, 1904, to Zona E. STANER, who survives. A lifetime rsident of the Mentone and Bourbon areas, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist church, Mentone.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Harold DARR, Paxton, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) GEARHART, and Mrs. Chester (Catherine) HESLER, both of South Bend; ten grandchildren; twenty-tw great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Norman McVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Dr. E. A. Whallon
Dr. E. A. WHALLON, 77, Akron, died Monday at 2:45 p.m. in the Americana nursing home, Indianapolis. He had been ill several months.
Born June 7, 1882, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Henry and Viola BELL WHALLON. His marriage was Oct. 23, 1919, to Katheryn KISTLER, who died in 1967. He was a retired veterinarian.
Surviving are two daughters, Harriet WHALLON, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Stanley (Jean) BURROWS, Norwich, New York; one son, Evan [WHALLON], Jr., Columbus, O.; five grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Florence QUINN, Washington, D.C.
Final rites will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Daniel BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Dr. Fenton B. Davison
Dr. Fenton [Booth] DAVISON, DDS, 73, Mentone, died Monday at 4:35 p.m. in his home. He had been seriously ill for six months.
Born July 19, 1896, in Marshall, Ill., he was the son of Charles and Nancy ROSS DAVISON. His marriage was Sept. 12, 1942, in Ohio, to Lois DORMAN, who survives. A 1918 graduate of the Indiana Dental college, he was a member of the United Methodist church, the American Legion, the Chamber of Commerce, the Masonic lodge and the Eastern Star, all at Mentone; the Scottish Rite and the Mizpah Shrine, both of Fort Wayne; and the Kosciusko county Dental Sociaty, the American Dental association and the Indiana State Dental association.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Fenton G DAVISON, of Santa Barbara, Cal., and one sister, Mrs. Harvey (Marjorie) FINELEY, Marshall, Ill. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Mentone United Methodist church with the Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home, Mentone, aafter 2 p.m. Wednesday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made as contributionas to the Mentone United Methodist church.

Wednesday, April 15, 1970

Christina Sue Redinger
Christina Sue REDINGER, infant daughter of Lee and Carol Jean McFARLAND REDINGER of Argos, died Tuesday at 10:40 a.m. in Marshall county hospital 12 hours after her birth.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie McFARLAND, Argos; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ward REDINGER, Argos; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William THOMPSON, Argos, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mark REDINGER, Plymouth.
Final rites will be Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Arthur BISHOP will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, April 16, 1970

Frederick G. Rowe
Frederick G. ROWE, 86, 506 Ohio street, died Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. in his home.
Born May 4, 1883, south of Athens, he was the son of George and Dora MOORE ROWE. His first marriage was to Grace W. HEETER, who died in 1926. His second marriage was Feb. 26, 1927, to Lou MURPHY PATTERSON, who survives. Having lived most of his life in the Rochester area, he was a former school teacher, owner and operator of an Athens store and the owner of a coal buriness in Rochester. He was a member of the First Baptist church, Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Dr. Howard H. ROWE, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. A. L. (Eva) MATHIESEN and Mrs. Edward (Dora) SHEWMAN, both of Akron, and Mrs. Joe (Josephine) McCONNELL, Cedar Lake; one step-son, Cecil PATTERSON, Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Marie WIRT, Hollywood, Cal.; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and one brother, William ROWE, Webster, Wis. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, near Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, April 17, 1970

Earl Bond
Earl BOND, 45, Rochester, was killed instantly at 12:40 a.m. today near the Fulton-Marshall county line when his 1969 Chevrolet pick-up truck struck the right rear of a semi owned by Whiteford Leasing company, Inc., the Marshall county sheriff's office reported today.
It was the first fatal traffic accident in Fulton county this year and only the second one in the county in the last 18 months.
The semi, which had been leased to Morrison Livestock, Culver, was being driven by Richard G. STAVEDAHL, 37, Mentone. He was not hurt.
Officers said both vehicles were northbound on U.S. 31 when simultaeously the semi signalled for a left turn onto Ind. 110 and the pickup began to pass.
The pick-up swerved back to the right side of the road, striking the rear of the semi with its left front side.
Officers said that at first there was doubt about exactly where the accident occurred. But Marshall county sheriff's department reported that the impact occurred 84 feet inside Fulton county and the pickup came to a stop two feet in Marshall county.
Bond, who was pinned in his truck with a crushed chest and internal injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. F. Richard WALTON, Fulton county deputy coroner. Dr. Walton said Bond was killed instantly.
The pickup was a total loss and the semi sustained $150 damage to the right rear mud flap and tire.
Fulton County Sheriff Homer CARR and one of his deputies aided the Marshall county sheriff's department in the accident investigation.
Mr. Bond was born Jan. 26, 1925, in Hamden, O. His parents were William and Depha WILBER BOND. His marriage was Aug. 22, 1950, in Greenup, Ky., to Sarah REFFITT, who survives. A heavy equipment operator for McMahan Construction company, Rochester, he was a WW II veteran and a recipient of three bronze stars.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Debbie [BOND], at home, and two sons, Roger [BOND], at home, and Pvt. Kenneth BOND, Fort Knox, Ky. One son, Michael [BOND], preceded in death.
Final rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rochester American Legion post will be in charge of full military rites.

Carl W. Henderson
Carl W. HENDERSON, 60, Culver, died Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in Norman Beatty hospital, Westville, following an extended illness.
Born April 23, 1909, in Culver, he was the son of Levi and Eldora KEEN HENDERSON. His marriage was March 26, 1936, inculver, to Edna GOHEEN, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of Culver and a member of the Culver United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Patricia) COUNTS, Nappanee, and Mrs. Donald (Kay) MUEHLHAUSEN, Culver; six grandchildren; two brothers, Frank HENDERSON, Culver, and Ray HENDERSON, South Bend, and two sisters, Mrs. Carroll (Grace) DOXZEN, South Bend, and Mrs. Earl (Jane) BUFFO, Goshen.
Final rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Carl Q. BAKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery, Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made as contributions to the Heart Fund.

Saturday, April 18, 1970

Winsell D. Zartman, Sr.
Winsell D. ZARTMAN, Sr., 41, 1715 Monroe street, died Friday at 6:45 p.m. in his home. He had been ill three years.
Born Oct. 11, 1928, in Rochester, he was the son of Dewey M. and Bernice WELLER ZARTMAN. His marriage was May 26, 1951, in St. Louis, Mo., to Barbara HOOKS, who survives. He had lived most of his life in the Rochester area and was a maintenance foreman for the Marion division of the Erie-Lackawanna railroad. He was also a member of the First Christian church, Rochester, and a veteran of the Korean conflict.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Debra [ZARTMAN], at home; two sons, Winsell [ZARTMAN], Jr., and Douglas Scott [ZARTMAN], also at home; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Ray SHELTON, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Roger (Betty) YEIDER, Fort Wayne; one brother, Jack M. ZARTMAN, Cocoa, Fla.; five nieces, and two nephews. His father preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made as contributions to the Cancer Fund.

Monday, April 20, 1970

Robert L. Rusler
Robert L. RUSLER, 69, Rochester, died Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill several months.
Born Sept. 12, 1900, in Spencerville, O, he was the son of James and Elizabeth EICHE RUSLER. His marriage was Dec. 10, 1918, in Hillsdale, Mich., to Mabel BRAMAN, who survives. Moving from Huntington, he had lived in the Rochester area for 25 years and was a retired passenger conductor with the Erie-Lackawanna railroad and a member of the Veterans association of Huntington.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Dr. W. J. RUSLER, Rochester; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter, and two brothers, William F. RUSLER, Fresno, Cal, and Charles RUSLER, Huntington.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Mary J. Braun
Mary J. BRAUN, 80, Winamac, died Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in her home.
Born June 18, 1889, she was the daughter of John and Barbara GRINDLE. Her marriage was Jan. 28, 1913, to Henry BRAUN who survives. She was a lifelong resident of the Winamac area.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Clement BRAUN and Herman BRAUN, both of Winamac; three daughters, Mrs. Florence BAUMAN, Kewanna, Mrs. Barbara LITTLE, New Waverly, and Mrs. Agnes NICKOLS, Winamac; thirty grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Frank BENDER, South Bend.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's church, Winamac, with Father John WILSON officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery, Winamac. Friends may call at the Kennedy funeral home, Winamac, after 7 p.m. Monday.

Florence J. Hurst
Florence Jane HURST, 81, Peru, died Saturday at 10:54 p.m. in Dukes hospital, Peru, following an illness of five months.
Born May 18, 1888, in Macy, she was the daughter of John and Carrie LOVETT HATCH. Her marriage was in 1907 to Hurd J. HURST, who survives. She was a lifetime resident of Miami county and a member of the First Christian church, Peru.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Foster McMILLAN, Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Jane GRUND, Peru; one brother, Lee HATCH, Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Glen HURST, Macy, and Mrs. Edna PALMER, Wabash county; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru. the Rev. Avery W. MILEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Theodore Dilsaver
Theodore DILSAVER, 63, Arizona, formerly of Akron, died Sunday morning in the Veterans's hospital, Tucson, Ariz. He had been ill 10 years.
Born Nov. 15, 1906, in Akron, he was the son of Joseph W. and Vida KAMP DILSAVER. His marriage was Jan. 9, 1933, to Nettie STEININGER, who survives. Moving from Akron, he had lived in Arizona 15 years. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of the VFW, Mishawaka.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty) CLEVENGER, North Manchester, and one sister, Mrs. Nellie BAHNEY, Akron. One brother, one half-brother, and two half-sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until services Thursday.

Tuesday, April 21, 1970

Effie Eaton
Effie EATON, 90, Akron, died today at 5:30 a.m. in Murphy Medical center, Warsaw.
Born Nov. 4, 1879, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Irvin and Adline BLACK. Her marriage was Dec. 23, 1899, near Burket, to Jonas EATON, who died in 1961. She was a lifetime resident of the Beaver Dam and Akron communities and was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Mabel) DOWNING, Hammond; one son, Carl EATON, Akron; one grandchild, and three great-grancchildren. One son, one brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday and until the services Thursday.

Wednesday, April 22, 1970

Wayne Wildrick
Wayne WILDRICK, 57, Rochester, died suddenly today at 4 a.m. in St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, where he had been admitted April 14 for cataract surgery. He suffered a heart attack.
Born Dec. 22, 1912, in Rensselaer, he was the son of Joseph and Grace CARTER WILDRICK. His marriage was March 30, 1946, in Gary, to Emma R. MILLER, who survives. Moving from Rensselaer, he had lived in Rochester for the past 24 years. He was a custodian a the Rochester Middle school and a member of the Masonic lodge and the Order of Eastern Star, the American Legion, the Manitou Moose lodge and the United Methodist church, all of Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are his mother, Mrs. Grace WILDRICK, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Phillip (Leone) SCHERMERHORN, South Bend; one brother, Robert WILDRICK, Crown Point, and several nieces and nephews. One sister, Mrs. Mildred COLLARD, preceded in death.
Final rites will be Friday at 3 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. Masonic services will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Edward Clayburn
Edward CLAYBURN, 80, Fletcher, N.C., formerly oif the Rochester area, died Tuesday at 7:40 p.m. in the Mountain Sanitarium in Fletcher.
Born Nov. 13, 1889, in Wabash county, he was the son of William W. and Elizabeth STAVER CLAYBURN. His marriage was to Edith BORDEN who survives. He had lived most of his life in the Rochester area and was a retired farmer and logger.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Josephine CLAYBURN, Fletcher, N.C.; three sons, William CLAYBURN, Paoli, Oliver CLAYBURN, Eagle, Mich., and Duane CLAYBURN, Hinsdale, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildre, and several nieces and nephews including Russell PRATT, Akron.
Final rites will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Arthur C. SCHNELL officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, Fulton county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

John C. Romig
John C. ROMIG, 87, Argos, died Wednesday at 1:30 a.m. in Marshall county hospital, Plymouth, following a brief illness.
Born Dec. 23, 1882, in Argos, he was the son of Abram and Harriett RINGER ROMIG. His marriage was to Clara GROSSMAN who died Dec. 18, 1956. A lifetime resident of the Argos community, he was a retired farmer, a former school teacher, a former Greencastle township assessor and a member of the United Methodist church, Argos.
Surviving are one brother, Jonas ROMIG, Argos, and several nieces and nephews. One son died in infancy.
Final rites will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Roy Geier
Roy GEIER, 85, Kewana, died Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. in the National Nursing home here.
Born June 15, 1884, near Grass Creek, he was the son of Andrew and Elizabeth RANS GEIER. His marriage was to Maude O. BROWER, who died in 1947. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are one brother, Oliver GEIER, Rochester; one nephew, and four nieces. One son, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna. The Rev. John REDDIX will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.

Thursday, April 23, 1970

John W. Werkowski
John William WERKOWSKI, 49, Indianapolis, was pronounced dead on arrival at Dr. James N. HAMPTON's office in Argos at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Werkowski was traveling from South Bend to Indianapolis when, three miles south of Argos, on U.S. 31, he suffered the attack.
His wife, Dorothy [WERKOWSKI], who was traveling with him as a passenger in the car, took the steering wheel, applied the brakes and managed to steer the car off the road into a ditch.
Mr. Werkowski had been under a doctor's care for a heart condition for several years.
The body was taken from Dr. Hampton's office to the Grossman funeral home, Argos. Today the body will be taken from the Grossman funeral home to the Flanner-Buchanan funeral home, Indianapolis, where final rites are pending.

Friday, April 24, 1970

Hallie M. Bitterling
Hallie M. BITTERLING, 73, Kewanna, died today at 7:10 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Sept. 20, 1896, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of George and Capitola CRAMER GUSS. Her marriage was Sept. 20, 1916, to George BITTERLING, who survives. She was a member of the Lutheran church, Rochester.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Violet WILSON, Winamac, and Mrs. Elnora MALMGREN, Palos Heights, Ill.; two sons, Ralph BITTERLING, Kewanna, and Dale BITTERLING, Urbana, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Daisy REINHOLT, Winamac; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna. The Rev. Darwin LAVENGOOD will officiate. Burial will be in Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

Laura E. Eagan
Laura A. EAGAN, 66, Rochester, died Thursday at 9:20 p.m. in St. Joseph hospital, South Bend. She had been ill four months.
Born March 7, 1904, in Greenville, Ill., she was the daughter of Otto and Lydia SCHOENEWEISS GEERKENS. Her marriage was June 5, 1924, in Decatur, Ill., to Lawson E. EAGAN, who survives. Moving from Colfax, Ill, she had lived in Rochester 13 years. She was a former employee of the Rochester News Aency and a member of the United Methodist church, Cooksville, Ill.
Surviving with the husband are one son, Lauran E. EAGAN, Dallas, Texas; one granddaughter, Karen [EAGAN], and one grandson, Rex [EAGAN], both of Dallas, and one sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Eda) ANDERSON, Rochestr.
Final rites will be Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in Wiley cemetery, Colfax, where graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 25, 1970

Ervin H. Holcomb
Ervin H. HOLCOMB, 65, Leiters Ford, died Friday evening in Marshall county Parkview hospital, Plymouth. he had been ill one year.
Born June 19, 1904, in Cass county, he was the son of Stephen and Nellie HOLCOMB. His marriage was March 17, 1928, to Vesta May LOCKS, who survives. He was a former employee of the Culber Military Academy and had lived in Leiters Ford for 15 years, moving from Metea.
Surviving with the wife are seven sons, Walter W. [HOLCOMB[, at home; Harold R. [HOLCOMB], Rochester; Oren W. [HOLCOMB], Winamac; Orville E. [HOLCOMB], Lowell; Thomas K. [HOLCOMB], Griffith; Jerry L. [HOLCOMB, Plymouth, and Joe E. [HOLCOMB], Deedsville; three daughters, Mrs. Sarah J. REED, Winamac; Mrs. Vivan M. MERSCH, Kewanna, and Mrs. Joan RIGNEY, Rochester, and twenty-seven grandchildren.
Final rites are pending at the Fry and Lange funeral home, Winamac.

Daniel Lee Clark
Infant Daniel Lee CLARK, won of Jack and Linda Sue LISTENBERGER CLARK, Rochester, died Friday at 9:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been born 10 hours earlier.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ward LISTENBERGER, Burr Oak; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Wilma CLARK, Rochester, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd TRIPLET, Culver.
Graveside services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Lois Edna Bolinger
Lois Edna BOLINGER, 69, Argos, died Friday at 4 p.m. in Marshall county Parkview hospital, Plymouth. She had been ill one year.
Born Dec. 23, 1900, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Edward and Sarah MORTS OYLER. Her marriage was June 21, 1923, in Wabash, to Earl BOLINGER, who survives. Moving from Villa Park, Ill., she had lived in the Argos community for the past 34 years. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren; the Walnut township Home Economics club, and the Gold Star Mothers club, all of Argos. She had served as the secretary of the Argos library board and as the leader of the Walnut township Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Esther) REED, Lapaz, and Mrs. Robert (Doris) KINGSAFER, South Bend; one son, Edward BOLINGER, Wheaton, Ill., eleven grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Lyman (Frances) FRICK, Mexico, and Mrs. Sharon (Ellen) REED, Mrs. Oliver (Dorthea) MELICK and Mrs. Maurice (Kathryn) KEM, all of LaFontaine. One son and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Walnut church of the Brethren with the Revs. Jack KLINE and Paul LANTIS officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 7 p.m. today and until noon Monday, and then at the church one hour before services. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made in the form of contricutions to the Coronary Care Unit, Marshall County Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

Monday, April 27, 1970

Dr. Claude Geyer
Funeral services for Dr. Claude GEYER, South Bend, were conducted this morning in South Bend. He died Friday after an illness of eight months.
He was the husband of the former Reatha PRATT, formerly of Rochester. She was a Rochester high school graduate. Two daughters survive in addition to the widow.
Burial was at North Liberty.

Hester Ada Maxson
Hester Ada MAXSON, 76, Argos, died Saturday at 10 a.m. in Marshall county Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following a heart attack.
Born April 18, 1894, near Argos, she was the daughter of Josiah and Melinda GUNN COMPTON. Her marriage was Sept. 13, 1913, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Silas MAXSON, who died in 1963. She was a lifetime resident of the Argos community and a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are one son, Clifford MAXSON, Toledo, O.; one grandson, three great-granchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Nora WITTMAACK, Bremen, and Mrs. Adie ROBERTS, Coldwater, Mich. One daughter and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Argos Congregational Christian church. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossma funeral home, Argos, until noon Tuesday and then at the church one hour before services.

Tuesday, April 28, 1970

Samuel Woods
Samuel WOODS, 82, Kewanna, died Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph hospital, Logansport.
Born Oct. 26, 1887, in Pickaway county, O., he was the son of James and Altha HOSKINS WOODS. His marriage was May 10, 1913, to Belle METZKER, who died in 1963. He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mabel GIFFORD, Logansport, and Mrs. Wilma ALLRED, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Pha METZKER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Ethyle MUNSON, Gary; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 29, 1970

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Thursday, April 30, 1970

Leroy Washburn
Leroy WASHBURN, 77, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 6:40 a.m. today in the Veterans hospital in Marion. He had been ill four years.
A World War I veteran, he was born July 17, 1892, in Indianapolis, the son of Frank and Mary MORGAN WASHBURN. His marriage was July 3, 1952, at Kirkland, to Imogene KROM, who survives. A retired Indianapolis city fireman, he had resided here 18 years. He retired from the fire department at the rank of captain following 32 years of service. He was a member of the World War I Barracks in Rochester, a 25-year member of the Masonic lodge, Indianapolis, and a member of the Veteran's Firemen's Post.
Surviving with his wife are nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday 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. Friday.

Sgt. Joseph Nunn
The Vietnam War shas struck Fulton county for the 12th time with the combat death of Army Sgt. Joe NUNN, 21, of Leiters Ford.
The son of Mrs. Delores ENGELBRECHT and step-son of Raymond ENGELBRECHT, who live just south of Leiters Ford in Aubbeenaubbee township, Sgt. Nunn was killed Saturday on a combat mission in South Vietnam. He was a member of the 199th Lightning Brigade.
Sgt. Nunn's wife is the former Linda SLUSHER of Culver. The couple's first child, a girl, was born four months ago. Mrs. Slusher has been rsiding with her parents, Mr and Mrs. Wilbur SLUSHER of Culver, while her husband was overseas.
The sergeant had been in Vietnam only seven weeks. He entered the Army last April.
Sgt. Nunn was an outstandinb basketball player for the former Aubbeenaubbee high school in 1964-65 and 1965-66. Although only six feet tall, he played center and as a senior he scored over 30 points in three different games, his high being 39.
After graduation from Aubbee in 1966, Nunn worked at the farm od Doug FELTIS in Aubbeenaubbee township until entering the service.
Surviving with the wife, child, mother and step-father are five sisters and a brother.
Fulton county's first Vietham War death came in February of 1963. County victims of the hostilities in addition to Sgt. Nunn have been James TALBOTT, Kewanna; James AMEIGH, Disko; Neil McKINNEY, Roger MANNS and Dennis FAIRCHILD, all of Akron; James UTTER and Marvin WHITE, both of Talma, and Timothy ROE, James BALLINGER, Lawrence GIBSON and George PACKARD, all of Rochester.

Friday, May 1, 1970

Sgt Joseph L. Nunn
Final rites aree pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver, for Sgt. Joseph L. NUNN, 21, R.R. 1, Culver, who ecame Fulton county's 12th Vietnam war victim Saturday.
His body is being returned to the funeral home.
Sgt. Nunn was married Aug. 16, 1969 in Culver to Linda S. SLUSHER, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Leah Marie [NUNN], at home; his father, Loren NUNN, Kentucky; his step-father and his mother, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond ENGELBRECHT, R.R. 4, Rochester; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph STROBEL, Culver; one brother, Kevin COX, Rochester, and five sisters, Mrs. Paulette WASHBURN, Miss Pam NUNN, and Mrs. Debora CROY, all of Culver, and Miss Lisa NUNN and Miss Michelle ENGELBRECHT, both of Rochestr.

Clyde L. Thomas
Clyde L. THOMAS, 76, Argos, died at 12:15 a.m. today at his residence. He had been ill six years and serious five days.
A retired farmer, he was born July 30, 1893, near Teegarden, Ind., the son of Martin and Mary JONES THOMAS. His marriage was Jan. 29, 1921, at Plymouth, to Mary E. HEMINGER, who survives. He had resided in the Argos community 18 months, moving from Culver.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Cecilia HINE, Mishawaka; Mrs. Walter (Chloe) COLDREN, Rich Valley, and Mrs. Norman (Opal) HUNT, Barron, Wis.; one brother, Floyd THOMAS, Plymouth. One son, Walter [THOMAS], died in 1949.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home. Elder Walter MANGUN will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, May 2, 1970

[no obits]

Monday, May 4, 1970

Herman "Mike" Denton,
Elmer E. Snethen, and
Eula E. Berrier
Fulton county's worst traffic accident since 1964 claimed the lives of three Rochester persons Saturday in a two-car crash at 9:55 a.m. at Ind. 25, and County Road 300 North, about two miles northeast of the city.
Dead are Herman "Mike" DENTON, 72, R.R. 2, Rochester; Elmer E. SNETHEN, 74, 1125 Franklin avenue, and Mrs. Dee (Eula) BERRIER, 78, also R.R. 2, Rochester.
Denton was killed instantly, Snethen died in Woodlawn hospital at 11:55 a.m. and Mrs. Berrier died in the same hospital at 12:35 p.m.
State Trooper Joe FOSTER, the investigating officer, said Denton suffered a broken neck, skull fracture and multiple jaw fractures; Snethen sustained skull fracture, internal bleeding of the head, multiple broken ribs and ruptured aorta, and Mrs. Berrier suffered ruptured vein in the liver, multiple broken ribs and internal bleeding.
Foster said Snethen was driving a 1964 Rambler west on County Road 300 North, with Denton as a passenger. Mrs. Berrier was going south on Ind. 25 in a 1967 Chrysler. A witness told Foster that Snethen failed to yield the right-of-way and drove into the intersection in the path of Mrs. Berrier. The Berrier car hit the Snethen auto broadside.
Snethen was thrown to the grass and the other two persons remained in the cars as they went off the southwest corner of the intersection, stopping in a fence row about 75 feet away.
The Snethen car sustained $3,000 damage and the Berrier auto $1,000 loss.
The sheriff's office assisted Foster at the scene. Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner, pronounced Denton dead at the scene.
The deaths were the second, third and fourth of the year in Fulton county traffic accidents. The first fatal crash in the county this year was April 17 when Earl BOND, 45, Rochester, was killed when his pickup truck hit a semi-rig on U.S. 31, at Ind. 110.
The county had only one traffic fatality last year.
Saturday's crash was the county's first triple-fatality accident since July 8, 1964 when three South Bend men were killed instantly in a car-train crash on Ind. 110, 9 1/2 miles west of U.S. 31.
The worst traffic accident in Fulton county's history was Sept. 4, 1955 when six South Bend persons were injured fatally on Ind. 25 south of Rochester.
Mrs. Eula E. BERRIER was born March 18, 1892, in Shoals, Ind. She was the daughter of Oliver and Sarah GREGSON EWING. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1917, in the Burton community, to Dee BERRIER, who survives. Moving from Shoals to Rochester as a girl, she was a graduate of Rochester Normal college and was a teacher in the McKinley and Burton schools for a number of years.
She was chairman of the Fulton County Democratic Women's club and was a member of the Woodlawn hospital auxiliary, the Pleasant Valley community club, the Manitou Garden club and the Fulton county chorus.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. John (Georgia Belle) NYLAND, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Paul (Frances) ADAMSON, Rochester, and one grandson, Terri ADAMSON, Rochester. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. [see below]

Elmer E. Snethen
[see above] Elmer E. SNETHEN was born March 4, 1894 in Frankfort. He was the son of Clint and Cora SMITH SNETHEN. His first marriage was to Myrtle WINGARD. After her death, he married Rose E. HOWARD on March 10, 1940 in Logansport. She survives.
A retired farmer, he was a World War I veteran, a member of the Eagles lodge, Logansport, and the VFW and the American Legion, both of Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. George (Evelyn) DENNY, Peru; one son, Charles SNETHEN, Delphi; one step-daughter, Mrs. Joe (Edith) BRADY, Kewanna; two step-sons, George DENNY, Peru, and Ed DENNY, Rochestr; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry SNETHEN, Delphi, and four sisters, Mrs. Florence CRUEA and Mrs. Mary WOLVERTON, both of Delphi; Mrs. Donald BROWN, Flora, and Mrs. Charles COLLINS, Colburn.
Final rites will be today at 2:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home Ernest UTTER, chaplin of the VFW post, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Rossville cemetery. The VFW and the American Legion will be in charge of military rites.

Herman "Mike" Denton
[see above] Herman "Mike" DENTON had been a resident of the Rochester community since 1919. A native of Covington, he was born Oct. 10, 1895. He was a member of the Eagles lodge and the Father's Auxiliary of the VFW, both of Rochester.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Virginia TAYLOR, Lakewood, O., Mrs. Richard (Irma) DECKARD, South Bend, and Mrs. Pat (June) CARSON, Mt. Everett, Wash., and Mrs. Tom (Julia) BURKETT, Akron; three sons, Robert DENTON and Jack DENTON, both of Rochester, and Jim DENTON, Winamac; seventeen grandchildren, and one brother, John DENTON, Kewanna. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites were to be today at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiating. Burial was in the Rochestr I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Fred E. Walton
Fred Edgar WALTON, 69, Kokomo, died Saturday at 1:40 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill since April 14, when he suffered a stroke.
Born Sept. 8, 1900, in Kokomo, he was the son of Gabriel J. and Luella WILLS WALTON. His marriage was Aug. 30, 1924, to Margaret E. WILSON, who survives. A retired salesman for Standard Brands incorporated (a whilesale food firm), he was a member of the Howard lodge F and AM, the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, the Eastern Star, the Dorcas Shrine and the White Shrine of Jerusalem.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert WALTON, Danville, Cal., and Dr. F. Richard WALTON, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Sharon) SHOWALTER, Anderson; one sister, Mrs. Clara BUNNELL, Kokomo; ten grandchildren, and five nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Ellers chapel, Kokomo, with Dr. John M. NEWSOM officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Masonic services followed by Eastern Star services will be Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Percy G. Cook
Percy G. COOK, 79, Akron, died Sunday at 4 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Aug. 24, 1890, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Alexander and Ina HURTUNG COOK. A retired carpenter and farmer, he was a lifetime resident of the Akron community.
Surviving are one son, Guy COOK, Cleveland, O.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Dale COOK, mentone, and Wayne COOK, Akron.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Haupert funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Dan BENGSTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 5, 1970

Eula Berrier
Among the organizations of which Mrs. Dee (Eula) BERRIER, 78, R.R. 2, Rochester, was a member, was the Bethlehem Baptist church, a fact not noted in the information given to The Sentinel Monday. Mrs. Berrier was injurd fatally in a two-car crash Saturday morning.

Earl D. Bucher
Earl D. BUCHER, 52, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Wabash county hospital, following a heart attack. He had been ill three days.
Born March 23, 1918, in Fulton county, he was the son of Harmon and Ethel LANDIS BUCHER. His marriage was Jan. 31, 1948, in Athens, to Evelyn HOPKINS, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Akron and Silver Lake communities, he was a foreman for the General Tire and Rubber company, Wabash.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. C. W. (Myra) WADE, Tacoma, Wash., and Miss Linda Kay BUCHER, at home three sons, James BUCHER, R.R. 1, Akron; Elbie BUCHER, Sarasota, Fla., and Thomas BUCHER, with the U.S. Air Force in Thailand; three brothers, Edward BUCHER, Akron, Robert BUCHER, Indianapolis, and Gerald BUCHER, Hunterstown; eight grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Ethel BUCHER, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and two sisters, Mrs. Worby (Mildred) CLINKER, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Richard (Donna) FRENCH, R.R. 1, Silver Lake.
Final rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Silver Creek Church of god. The Revs. Jim MARTIN and George RESER will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until noon Thursday, and then at the church one hour before the services.

Donald C. Smith
Word has been received here of the death in Carson City, Nev., of Donald C. SMITH, 60, from a heart attack suffered at his home there on April 22. He was the son of Mrs. Myrtle SMITH, Kewanna.
Born in Culloden, W. Va., Mr. Smith had resided in Carson City 22 years and was a certified public accountant until retiring from that profession in 1966 after eye surgery.
A vetera of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion, charter member of the Carson City Elks lodge, patron of the Carson City Eagles lodge and a member of the National Accountants Society.
Surviving, besides the mother, are the wife, Lucille [SMITH]; two sisters, Reita SMITH, Whittier, Cal., ad Mrs. Virginia ARD, Chicago; two brothers, Calvin SMITH, Columbus, O., and Maurice SMITH, Kewanna, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites were held in Carson City with burial in Lone Mountain cemetery there.

Wednesday, May 6, 1970

Sgt. Joseph Nunn
Final rites will be 11 a.m. Friday in the St. Mary of the Lake Catholic curch for Army Sgt. Joseph "Joe" NUNN, 21, R.R. 1, Culver, who became Fulton county's 12th Viet Nam war victim Saturday, April 25, when he was killed on a combat mission to South Viet Nam.
The Rev. Joseph A LENK will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver, after 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 5 p.m. Thursday. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m.
Sgt. Nunn was married Aug. 16, 1969, to Linda S. SLUSHER who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Leah Marie [NUNN], at home his father, Loren NUNN, Kentucky; his step-father and his mother, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond ENGELBRECHT, R.R. 4, Rochester; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph STROBEL, Culver; one brother, Kevin COX, Rochester, and five sisters, Mrs. Paulette WASHBURN, Miss Pam NUNN, and Mrs. Debora CROY, all of Culver, and Miss Lisa NUNN and Miss Michelle ENGELBRECHT, both of Rochester.

Jessie F. Weitzel
Jessie F. WEITZEL, 70, Kokomo, died Tuesday at 11:20 a.m. in Howard community hospital, Kokomo. She had been ill one year.
Born Feb. 26, 1900, in Howard county, she was the daughter of George and Ellen BURNS OZENBAUGH. Her marriage was to Lawrence L. WEITZEL, who died Feb. 24, 1950. She was a retired employee of Delco Radio and was a member of the UAW local 292 and St. Luke's United Methodist church, Kokomo.
Surviving are two sons, Donald WEITZEL, Logansport, and George WEITZEL, Kokomo; three daughters, Mrs. Woody (Wilodene) RYNEARSON, Rochester, Mrs. Thomas (Marilyn) ZIMMERMAN, Eaugollie, Fla., and Mrs. Frank (June Ann) GOLLADAY, Kokomo; one brother, Charles OZENBAUGH, Greentown; three sisters, Mrs. Naomi DeFORD, Indianapolis, Mrs. Iva BUNDY, North Manchester, and Mrs. Grace Van NESS, Bluffton; ten grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Ellers chapel, Kokomo, with the Rev. Dillon LAFFIN officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call at the chapel from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 7, 1970

Willis E. McCullough
Willis Eugene McCULLOUGH, 60, R.R. 1, North Manchester, died suddenly today at 8:22 a.m. in Wabash county hospital. Born Sept. 10, 1909, he was the son of Harry and Ethel ENGLISH McCULLOUGH. His marriage was to Geraldine McMILLEN, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are his mother, Ethel English McCullough; eight children; two brothers; two sisters, and nine grandchildren.
Final rites are pending at the DeLaughter funeral home, North Manchester.

Friday, May 8, 1970

Harold Remy
Harold REMY, 72, Rochester, died today at 6:35 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health one year.
Born Nov. 27, 1897, in Ottawa, Ill., he was the son of Peter and Esther COOPER REMY. His marriage was July 9, 1921, in Goshen, to Maxine RUPLE, who died Oct. 16, 1968. Moving from Warsaw, he had lived here 34 years. A former manager of the Kroger store here and an auto salesman for Hammel Chrysler-Plymouth, he was a member of the First Christian church, the I.O.O.F. lodge, Kiwanis club and the Chamber of Commerce, all of Rochester.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Wanda) ZIMMER, Coldwater, Mich.; one son, Duane "Spud" REMY, Maumee, O.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Esther LLOYD, Oswego, Ill.; one brother, Ralph REMY, Warsaw, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m Saturday.

Lorene O. Hunter
Lorene O. HUNTER, 57, Ft. Wayne, died Thursday at 3:50 p.m. in the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been ill three years.
Born Aug. 17, 1912, in Richland township, she was the daughter of Fred O. and Cora E. THOMPSON BATZ. Her marriage was Nov. 19, 1937, in South Bend, to Raymond Eldon HUNTER, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Carol) HALL, Buchanan, Mich.; two grandchidlren; and three brothers, Floyd BATZ, Rochester, Robert BATZ, South Bend, and Charles BATZ, Edwardsburg, Mich. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Ron HIEBNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Willis E. McCullough
Final rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the DeLaughter funeral home, North Manchester, for Willis Eugene McCULLOUGH, 60, R.R. 1, North Manchester, who died Thursday in the Wabash county hospital.
The Rev. Fred JOHNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery, Laketon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Born Sept. 10, 1909, he was the son of Harry and Ethel ENGLISH McCULLOUGH. His first marriage was to Mannie BRUBAKER, who died in 1948. His second marriage was to Geraldine McMILLEN, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, W. Gene McCULLOUGH, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; four daughters, Peggy McCULLOUGH, North Manchester, Mrs. James (Janice) HANTELMAN, Great Falls, Mont., Mrs. Larry (Judith) BOOTH, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Joe (Karen) SHIEBLEY, Tokyo, Japan; two step-sons, Clark E. COUGHENOUR, Argos, and Kenneth COUGHENOUR, Akron; one step-daughter, Helen COUGHENOUR; two brothers, Tom McCULLOUGH, Silver Lake, and David McCULLOUGH, Andrews, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Robert PRATT, South Whitley, and Mrs. Robert WALL, Davenport, Iowa.

Saturday, May 9, 1970

Lorene O. Hunter
Services have been changed from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Lorene O. HUNTER, 57, Fort Wayne, a Fulton county native who died Thursday in Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital.

John B. Henriott
John B. HENRIOTT, 70, Rochester, died today at 3 a.m. in his home following a three-week illness.
Born Jan. 29, 1900, in Floyd county, he was the son of Adolph and Hattie HARTMAN HENRIOTT. His marriage was March 19, 1924, in Winamac, to Edna TABLER, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the St. Joseph church and the Knights of Columbus of the church.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Catherine) HORBAN, R.R. 3, Rochester; two sons, Paul HENRIOTT, Rochester, and James HENRIOTT, North Judson; seventeen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edna HUBLAR, New Albany and Mrs. David (Augustine) SCHWARTZ, Louisville, Ky.; one brother, Emil HENRIOTT, New Albay, and nieces and nephews including Miss Mary TABLER, Rochester.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home Monday at 8 p.m.

Monday, May 11, 1970

John I. Casey
John I. CASEY, 73, Athens, died Sunday at 1:20 p.m. in St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette, following an illness of two weeks.
Born Feb. 3, 1887, in Washington county, he was the son of John H. and Harritte BIXLEY CASEY. His marriage was Dec. 20, 1923, in Clark county, to Grace BROADY, who survives. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Bunker Hill Christian church.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Margie NEWTON, Linden, Ind., and Mrs. Alberta (Faye) HUTCHENS and Mrs. Lida Mae FOYE, both of Darlington; three sons, Chester CASEY, Williamsport, Donald CASEY, Akron, and John CASEY, Athens; twenty-two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, James CASEY, and Herman CASEY, both of Scottsburg, and Seymore CASEY, Henryville, and two sisters, Mrs. Dora TAYLOR, Independence, and Mrs. Pearl MABY, Scottsburg. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of services Wednesday.

John M. Romine
John Monroe ROMINE, 73, Mentone, died unexpectedly Sunday at 7:15 a.m. in his home.
Born Dec. 2, 1896, in Mentone, he was the son of John Alpheus and Eliza Catherine HINKLE ROMINE. His marriage was Jan. 15, 1921, in Warsaw, to Maude HISSONG, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a lifetime resident of the Mentone area and he had attended the Harrison Center United Methodist church, northeast of Mentone.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Kenneth ROMINE and Gerald ROMINE, both of Mentone; one daughter, Mrs. Tom (Janet) SMITH, Warsaw; three brothers, Vernon ROMINE, Bourbon, William ROMINE, Rochester, and Marvin ROMINE, Etna Green; one sister, Mrs. Joe (Emma) MELLOTT, Etna Green, and eight grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Richard AUSTIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, May 12, 1970

Sgt. Ronald E. Dills
Sgt. Ronald E. DILLS, 21, R.R. 7, Valparaiso, a former resident of Rochester, was killed Thursday near Chu Lai, South Vietnam, the Defense Department announced today.
He was a graduate of Liberty township high school near Valparaiso and worked for the Ford Motor company at Chicago before entering the Army in January of 1969. He had been in Vietnam since December.
Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd R DILLS, R.R. 7, Valparaiso, two brothers, Randall DILLS, at home, and the Rev. James Richard DILLS, Clarinda, La., and three sisters, Barbara, Rachel and Susan [DILLS], all at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth.

Wednesday, May 13, 1970

Robert J. Discher
Robert J. DISCHER, 66, Culver, died Tuesday at 1 a.m. in Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis.
Born Jan. 7, 1904, in Logansport, he was the son of John and Dessie GILLIS DISCHER. His marriage was May 24, 1930, to Tamar SMITH, who survives. Owner and operator of R. J. Discher Furniture store in Logansport, he was a member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and the Elks lodge, the Orient lodge number 272, F & AM lodge, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and the Calvary Presbyterian church, all of Logansport.
Surviving with the wife are one brother, Eddie DISCHER, Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Florence MASTERS, Logansport, and nieces and nephwes.
Final rites will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Kroeger funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Ronald FELTY officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Elks lodge of Logansport will conduct memorial services Wednesday in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. and the F & AM lodge will conduct memorial services Thursday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

Thursday, May 14, 1970

John W. Clark
John Willis CLARK, 54, Kokomo, died Wednesday at 6:45 a.m. in Mercy hospital, Elwood. He had been ill one week.
Born Sept. 3, 1915, in Denver, he was the son of Thomas and Marie CLARK. His marriage was Feb. 15, 1941, in Elwood, to Phyllis GETZ, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, John Thomas CLARK, Cincinnati, O.; one daughter, Teresa CLARK, at home; one grandson, and one brother, Lawrence CLARK, Marion.
Final rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Copher and Fesler funeral home, Elwood. The Rev. Richard PUETZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial cemetery, Elwood. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, May 15, 1970

Edna D. Buchanan
Mrs. Edna D. BUCHANAN, 67, Winamac, died Thursday at 11:20 a.m. in Pulaski Memorial hospital, Winamac.
Born May 2, 1903, in Fulton, she was the daughter of C. E. and Goldie ZARTMAN WHYBREW. Her marriage was to Reuben C. BUCHANAN, who died April 4, 1956. She was a member of the First Christian church, Winamac.
Surviving are one son, Paul BUCHANAN, Winamac; one brother, Roy WHYBREW, Kewanna, and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Thomas TERRY officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery, Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, May 16, 1970

Sgt. Ronald E. Dills
Funeral services for Sgt. Ronald E. DILLS of Valparaiso, former Rochester resident who was killed in Vietnam, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. John WASHLER officiating. Burial will be in the Plymouth Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday and after noon on Monday. Memorial services are set for 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at the Assembly of God church, 154 West Chicago street, Valparaiso.

Lenore Madary
Mrs. Oliver (Lenore) MADARY, R.R. 1, Macy, formerly of Lake Manitou, died at 77 years of age in Woodlawn hospital at 1:30 p.m. Friday following an illness of 18 months.
Mrs. Madary had lived near Macy since 1964 and had resided in Peru for 43 years prior to that.
Born Nov. 28, 1892 in Wheatfield, she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Daisy P. PRICE AUSTIN. She was married Jan. 1, 1913 in Fulton to William P. MADARY, who died Oct. 21, 1968. She was a member of the Parkview United Methodist church at Peru.
Surviving are a son, William P. MADARY, Jr., Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Berton (Josephine) WEBSTER, R.R. 1, Macy, and two grandsons, William P. MADARY III, Indianapolis, and Jerry O. WEBSTER, R.R. 1, Macy.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCain country chapel, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16, with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Irene Walters
Mrs. Irene WALTERS, 61, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 11 p.m. Friday in her home following a coronary attack. Death was unexpected, although she had been in failing health for two years.
Born May 6, 1909 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Alta GARVER McGRIFF. She had resided in Henry township since 1943, moving there from the Richland Center community. She was married May 24, 1930 in Marshall county to Harold E. WALTERS, who survives. She was a member of the Athens United Methodist church, the church WSCS and the Akron Jonah Club, Inc.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Kathryn) HARTZLER, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. George (Jean Ann) DEATON, Bourbon; two sons, Lloyd E. WALTERS, R.R. 1, Akron, and Herschel W. WALTERS, Plymouth; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ermal (Lois) McKEE and Mrs. Leon (Jeanette) LEFFERT, both of near Argos. A son and a sistr preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Athens United Methodist church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Centr I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday and until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services. The family request memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the Heart Fund.

Monday, May 18, 1970

[no obits]

Tuesday, May 19, 1970

Violette Bietzel
Mrs. Violette BIETZEL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilman T. CARLSON, R.R. 6, Rochester, died Sunday in Phoenix, Ariz. She had been ill one year.
Surviving are her husband, Robert BIETZEL; one son, Kenneth BIETZEL, and one daughter, Marjorie BIETZEL.
Final rites will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Oak Hill cemetery chapel, Chicago. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetry.

Wednesday, May 20, 1970

Dora Evans
Mrs. Dora EVANS, 88, 816 Monroe street, died Tuesday at 8:10 a.m. in the home of her son, Carl E. EVANS, Danville, Ill.
Born Dec. 7, 1881, in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Fred and Caroline WENTZEL MEISER. Her marriage was May 31, 1904, in Kewanna, to Elmer O. EVANS, who died March 17, 1969. Moving from Argos where she had lived for 30 years, she had been a Rochester resident for the past four years. She had been living with her son before her death.
Surviving are one son, Carl E. EVANS, Danville, Ill.; one grandson, Charles E. EVANS, Havre, Mont., and one brother, Joseph MEISER, R.R. 5, Rochester. One son, Hugh [EVANS], along with one sister and two brothers preceded her in death.
Final rites will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Carrie McKinney
Mrs. Carrie McKINNEY, 921 Jefferson, died at 10:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, May 21, 1970

Edgar Baker
Edgar BAKER, Brother of Lyman BAKER of Rochester, was found dead at his summer home in Marinette,Wis., this morning. He was a former resident of Rochester.
Dr. J. M. Jordan
Dr. J. M. JORDAN, 89, Plymouth dentist, died Wednesday in Marshall county hospital, Plymouth. He had been ill several years.
Born in Sharpsville, Ind., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas JORDAN. His wife, Ruth [JORDAN], preceded him in death. He was a member of the Masons, Plymouth United Methodist church and the Eastern Star, also Plymouth.
Surviving are two brothers, Earl JORDAN, Rochester, and Elmer JORDAN, Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Elgin HILKER, Fort Wayne; one grandson; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist church, Plymouth. Burial will be in the Plymouth cemetery.

Brian D. Nelson
Brian D. NELSON, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry NELSON, Burket, died Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne, one day after his birth.
Surviving with his parents are two sisters, Kimberly and Stephanie [NELSON], both at home; the paternal grandparets, Mr. and Mrs. Denzel NELSON, Burket; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary TUCKER, Mentone; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Minnie WILLIAMSON, Burket, and the paternal great-grandfather, Masa NELSON, Rochester.
Private rites will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the King Memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. Donald POYSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery, east of Mentone.

Carrie McKinney
Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Carrie McKINNEY, 85, 912 Jefferson street, who died Wednesday at 10:20 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several months.
The Rev. Harry J. BAILEY assisted by the Rev. Gordon HYDE will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.
Born May 10, 1885, in Rochester township, she was the daughter of Abe and Imogene MILLER BLACKETOR. Her marriage was to John W. McKINNEY, who died Feb. 19, 1964. A lifetime resident of the Rochester community, she was a member of the Woodlawn hospital auxiliary, the Victoria reading circle, the Reiter community club, the First Baptist church of Rochester and the Lydia circle of the church, as well. Prior to the merging of the Ebenezer Baptist church and the First Baptist church of Rochester, Mrs. McKinney was a devoted worker at the Ebenezer church. She was instrumental in starting the Ebenezer Homecoming which met annually for many years.
The last of a family of seven, she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Dondas Mohler
Final rites were conducted Friday in Othello, Wash, for Mrs. Dondas M. MOHLER, 82, former Rochester resident, who died May 11 in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marjorie KASINGER, Othello.
Burial was in the Hampton Memorial cemetery Othello.
Before moving to Othello in 1960, she had spent most of her life in the Rochester community, where she was born Feb. 17, 1888. Her marriage was to Fred MOHLER, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie KASKINGER, Othello; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Aurel E. Hatfield
Mrs. Aurel E. HATFIELD, 87, Warsaw, died unexpectedly Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw.
Born June 14, 1882, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Riley and Margaret WARREN SECOR. Her first marriage was to Burton HATFIELD, who died in 1963.
Surviving are four sons, Alvah, Virgil and Jesse [HATFIELD], all Warsaw, and Eugene [HATFIELD], Palestine; five daughers, Mrs. Lillian WITHAM, Atwood, Mrs. James SCOTT, Warsaw, Mrs. Delmo CERLESI, Mishaewaka, and Mrs. Donald CLARK and Mrs. James HYDE, both of Warsaw; twenty-nine grandchildren; sixty-two great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry SECOR, Palestine and Samuel SECOR, Burket, and one sister, Mrs. Frank SCOTT, Palestine.
Final rites will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the King Memorial home with the Rev. Kenneth WAGNER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 22, 1970

[no obits]

Saturday, May 23, 1970

Oscar H. Lowery
Oscar Harold LOWERY, 76, Winamac, father of Raymond LOWERY of Rochester, died at 6 a.m. Friday in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac following an illness of 13 days. He was a retired farmer. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Blanche SERA, Logansport; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Fry and Lange funeral home at Winamac, with burial in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Amos Clark
Amos CLARK, 82, Bruce Lake, died Friday at 8:10 p.m. in Canterbury Manor following an illness of several years.
Born March 29, 1888, in Anderson, he was the son of Henry and Ann HELMS CLARK. A retired resort owner and originator of Clark's Park, Bruce Lake, he was a member of the Park Place United Methodist church, Anderson.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joan WILLIAMS, Rockville, Ind.; two grandsons, Richard WILLIAMS, Bloomington, and John COOPER, Jr., Anderson; two granddaughters, Mrs. Beverly PASCHAL, South Bend, and Mrs. Alma Jane WEEKS, Chesterfield, and ten great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Glenn CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the East Maplewood cemetery, Anderson. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Monday, May 25, 1970

Rolla F. Bucher
Rolla F. BUCHER, 79, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died Sunday at 12:40 a.m. in Wabash county hospital following an illness of three weeks.
Born June 1, 1890, in Wabash county, he was the son of Frank E. nd Emma ZELLERS BUCHER. His marriage was March 18, 1918, in Kosciusko county, to Laura RICE, who died in 1950. A retired carpenter and veteran of World War I, he was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and the Moose lodge, all of Rochester.
Surviving are one son, Frank BUCHER, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m in the Silver Creek Church of God, five miles south of Akron. The Rev. George RESER will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek Church of God cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, until noon Tuesday and then at the church one hour before services.

Retha Geyer
Last rites will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Welsheimer funeral home at South Bend for Mrs. Retha PRATT GEYER, 77, South Bend, who died Saturday at South Bend Memorial hospital where she had been admitted the day before.
Mrs. Geyer's husband, Dr. Claude L. GEYER, died April 24 of this year. She was a native of Rochester and a 1911 gradauate of Rochester high school. Mrs. Geyer was reared in this city by Mr and Mrs. Lyman BRACKETT, Sr., and had resided in South Bend 57 years.
Born in Rochester, Sept. 13, 1892, she was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the Mother's Study club. She was a former teacher at Laurel school in South Bend.
Surviving are two daughers, Mrs. William CARLETON, South Bend, and Mrs. John WINANT, Wiliiamstown, Mass; five grandchildren; two step-brothers, Roy and Dea FULTZ, Rochester, and a stepsister, Mrs. Kenneth THOMPSON, Rochester.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Rev. Daniel FOWLER will officiate at last rites and burial will be in the North Liberty cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Clark School Scholarship Fund or to the First Presbyterian church.

Louiemae Edgington
Miss Louiemae EDGINGTON, 60, R.R. 1, Culver, died Sunday at 7:50 a.m. in Parkview hospital, Plymouth. She had been ill several years.
A registered nurse, she was born March 9, 1910, in Fulton county. She was the daughter of Ellsworth and Lida HOBSON EDGINGTON. A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she was a 1931 graduate of Henrotin Policlinic, Chicago. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist church, Culver, the American Nurses Association, and the Tri-County Nurses Association.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Lida DELON, Culver; one brother, Harry D. EDGINGTON, Culver; two aunts; four nephews; one niece, and one grand-nephew.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Earl SHARP officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the services.

Rexall C. Lowe
Rexall C. LOWE, R.R. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly Saturday at 4 p.m. in his home.
Born Aug. 27, 1907, in Miami county, he was the son of Earl and Cora CONNER LOWE. His marriage was in 1928 to Helen DICKERHOFF, who survives. A retired farmer and lifetime resident of the Roann area, he was a member of the United Methodist church, the Masonic lodge, and the Order of Eastern Star, all of Gilead.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Roy LOWE, Dunkirk, and Don LOWE, Twelve Mile; six grandchildren; one brother, Walter LOWE, Wabash, and one sister, Erma HICKS, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the United Methodist church, Gilead, with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. today and also until noon Tuesday. Friends will then be received at the church one hour before the services.

Tuesday, May 26, 1970

George W. Smith
George W. SMITH, 64, R.R. 4, Rochester, died unexpectedly Monday at 1:30 p.m. on the Union township farm he owned.
Born Feb. 22, 1906, on the same Union township farm where he died, he was the son of Benjamin F. and Anna A. HARRIS SMITH. His marriage was June 30, 1932, to Donna M. RANS, who survives. A farmer, he was a member of the Kewanna First Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Martha Lee SMITH and Janet Sue SMITH, both at home, and Mrs. Joann HOFFMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Ruth SMITH HOGAN, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and two grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Arnold B. Creviston
Arnold B. CREVISTON, 56, Lady Lake, Fla., died Friday at 10:45 a.m. in the veteran's administration hospital, Gainsville, Fla.
Born Aug. 29, 1913, in Markle, Ind., he was the son of Bert and Myrele HYSER CREVISTON. Moving from Elkhart where he had been employed by the Excel company of Elkhart, he had lived in Lady Lake for nine months.
Surviving are three brothers, Auldo CREVISTON, Rochester, Leo CREVISTON, Warsaw, and William CREVISTON, Tippecanoe; and four sisters, Mrs. John (Ruth) BRASHEARS, Turlock, Cal., Mrs. Howard (Mary) OVERMYER, Argos, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) PHILLIPS, Warsaw, and Mrs. May VANDERMARK, Lady Lake, Fla.
Final rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the McHatton funeral home, Warsaw, with the Rev. John P. REID officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Wood cemetery, Warsaw, where full military graveside services will be conducted by the John Peterson American Legion post number 49. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday and until the services Thursday.

Clara E. Overmyer
Mrs. Clara E. OVERMYER, 65, R.R. 3, Rochester, died this morning at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, where she had been a patient about one week. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Gordon J. Smith
Gordon J. SMITH, 72, Monmouth, Ill., formerly of Kewanna, died Monday at 11 a.m. in Monmouth.
A retired farmer, he was born July 8, 1897, in Indiana.
Surviving with his wife, Edna [SMITH], are two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn DRYER and Mrs. Deloris PRYER, both of California; two sons, Russell SMITH, California, and Eugene SMITH, Lapaz, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil RHOADES, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Ethel BAKER, Okeechobee, Fla.; one brother, Rolland SMITH, Rochester, and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna,with the Rev. Ronald PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 27, 1970

Mary Thompson
Mrs. Mary PALMER THOMPSON, Lowell, died Tuesday at 3 p.m. in her home. She was the mother of Mrs. Robert F. BERNS, 1412 Main street.
Final rites will be Friday at 3 p.m. in the Sheets Funeral home, Lowell.

Clara E. Overmyer
Final rites will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Richland Center United Methodist church for Mrs. Clara Ellen OVERMYER, 65, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. in the Indiana university Medical Center at Indianapolis.
The Revs. A. E. GIVENS, James GABHART and Curtis SYLVESTER will officiate. Burial will be in he Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday and until noon Friday and then at the church one hour before the services.
The family has asked that memorials other than flowers be made as contricutions to the Cancer Fund.
Mrs. Overmyer was born April 22, 1905, in Richland township to Louis and Louella HASSENPLUG BEEHLER. Her marriage was Oct. 17, 1924, in Auburs, to Ralph L. OVERMYER, who survives. She had spent the majority of her life in the Richland township ara and was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church, the WSCS of the church and the Sew and So home economic club of Fulton county.
Surviving with the husband are three sons, Marvin OVERMYER, R.R. 4, Rochester, Myron OVERMYER, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe and Capt. Clair OVERMYER who has just returned from Vietnam; seven grandchildren, and three brothers, Otto BEEHLER, Decatur, Lloyd BEEHLER, R.R. 1, Argos and Lester BEEHLER, R.R. 3, Rochester. One sister preceded her in death.

Artie Walters
Artie WALTERS, 77, Akron, died unexpectedly Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in his home following a heart attack.
Born Dec. 2, 1892, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of George and Susan ADAMS WALTERS. His marriage was Feb. 18, 1916, in Warsaw, to Elle ENGLE, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Center E.U.B. church, Silver Lake.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Fred (Pearl) KEPLINGER, Pierceton, Mrs. Herbert (Bertha) DAVIS, Burket, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary)_ BOWER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Rex (Donna Jean) MARTIN, Wabash; one son, Donald WALTERS, R.R. 2, Macy; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Roy WALTERS, Akron, and one sister, Mrs. Elmer SHOEMAKER, Warsaw. One son, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Final rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, five miles north of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday and until the services Friday.

Thursday, May 28, 1970

[no obits]

Friday, May 29, 1970

Robert D. Rogan
Robert D. ROGAN, 42, Argos, was killed Thursday night when a car toppled off its blocks as the victim installed a transmission at his home. Marshall County Coroner Dr. John E. SCHREINER, Bremen, said Rogan suffocated as the vehicle fell on him.
Rogan's mother, Mrs. Lena ROGAN, Argos, found the body pinned under the car.
A lifetime resident of the Plymouth and Argos communities, Rogan was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Plymouth, to Cornelius and Lena HITE ROGAN.
Surviving with the mother are one sister, Mrs. Roger (Phyllis) JACOX, South Bend; three brothers, Patrick ROGAN, Osceola, Donald ROGAN, Plymouth and Lowell ROGAN, Kenton, O.; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. David HITE, Plymouth, nieces and nephews. His father preceded him in death.
Final rites will be Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Charles A. Miller
Charles A. MILLER, 83, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died Thursday at 8:50 a.m. in Pulaski Memorial hospital following a two-week illness.
Born Sept. 3, 1886, in Indiana, he was the son of Jacob E. and Mary T. ROGERS MILLER. His marriage was Jan. 26, 1924, to Alta STARR, who survives. A WW I veteran, he was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and the Kewanna American Legion post.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Miss Theresa MILLER, Beech Grove; one son, Dr. Wayne MILLER, Huntington; three grandchildren, and one brother, Harley L. MILLER, South Bend. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Kewanna Baptist church. The Rev. Otis STONE will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, after 1 p.m. Saturday and at the church one hour before the services. The Kewanna American Legion will conduct full military graveside rites.

Saturday, May 30, 1970

[no paper - holiday]

Monday, June 1, 1970

Ralph Thrush
Ralph THRUSH, 59, Milwaukee, Wis., died unexpectedly Sunday in Milwaukee.
Born Nov. 2, 1910, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Oren C. and Meta THRUSH. His marriage was to Emma ADAMSON, who survives. He had lived in Milwaukee for 29 years where he was a maintenance man for Nordbry Manufacturing company.
Surviving with the wife are one sister, Miss Esther THRUSH, Rochester, and two brothers, Maurice THRUSH, Kokomo, and Richard THRUSH, Buffalo, N.Y.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Francis ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Howard K. Peters
Howard K. PETERS, 61, R.R. 1, Claypool, died Sunday at 7:48 a.m. in Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, following a brief illness.
Born Dec. 27, 1908, in Howard county, he was the son of William D. and Naomi MARVIN PETERS. His first marriage was Dec. 26, 1930, to Verda JAMES, who died in 1951. His second marriage was May 13, 1954, in Fort Wayne, to LaDonna BLANTON, who survives. Moving from Howard county, he had lived in the Claypool community for 29 years. A used-car dealer, he was a member of the Hemlock Baptist church, the Akron Masonic lodge number 659 and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite.
Surviving with his second wife are four daughters, Rose Marie and Donna Sue [PETERS], both at home and Mrs. Hubert (Mary Lou) JOYNER, Sharpsville and Mrs. Ines (Joy) ROSS, Converse; seven grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Howard EADES, Hemlock, Ind., Mrs. Noel LONTS, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Owen STEVENS, Oakford, Ind., and Mrs. Olen ARMSTRONG, Kokomo, and one brother, Marvin PETERS, Kokomo. One son and one grandson preceded in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral homa after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until the services Wednesday.

Valura E. Bahney
Valura BAHNEY, R.R. 1, Roann, died Monday at 8:45 a.m. in Wabash county hospital.
Final rites are pending in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

Tuesday, June 2, 1970

Valura E. Bahney
Final rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, for Mrs. Valura E. BAHNEY, 78, R.R. 1, Roann, who died Monday at 8:25 a.m. in Wabash county hospital.
The Rev. Kenneth HOSTETLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday and until the services Thursday.
Born Jan. 29, 1892, in Akron, she was the daughter of Edgar and Laura NYE. Her marriage was Dec. 15, 1909, in Rochester, to Moses T. BAHNEY, who died in 1963. A lifetime resident of the Roann area, she was a member of the Emmanuel church, southeast of Akron.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Beatrice) FITES, R.R. 1, Macy, Mrs. Allen (Imogene) SMITH, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Harold (Mary Ellen) FLOOR, North Manchester; one son, Gerald BAHNEY, R.R. 1, Roann; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandcildren, and one half-brother, Robert BAMMERLIN, R.R. 1, Roann. One son and two half-brothers preceded her in death.

Wednesday, June 3, 1970

Lona Pontious
Mrs. Lona PONTIOUS, 73, Huntington, died this morning in Spooner, Wis. She had been ill several years.
Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.

Thursday, June 4, 1970

Clifford Morris
Clifford "Red" MORRIS, 41, 223 West Third street, died Wednesday at 10 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital. He had been ill three weeks.
Born Dec. 29, 1929, in Fulton county, he was the son of Dick and Susie DAVIS MORRIS. A lifetime resident of the Rochester community, he was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, Newcastle township. He had been employed by the Charles Fear and Sons Implement company, Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Vicki MORRIS and Miss Lisa MORRIS, both of Rochester; his father, Dick MORRIS, R.R. 5, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Frances) BAKER, Bourbon, and Mrs. Bethel (Donna Jean) OLINGER and Mrs. George (Marilyn) HALTERMAN, both of R.R. 1, Rochester; one brother, Joe MORRIS, Rochester, nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Lona Pontious
Final rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, for Mrs. Lona PONTIOUS, 73, Huntington, who died Wednesday at 3:20 a.m. in Spooner, Wis.
The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
Born Aug. 27, 1896, in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Herbert and Minnie SHELLHAMER RIGGLE. Her marriage was to George PONTIOUS, who survives. She was a member of the Huntington Church of God and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.
Surviving with the husband are four sons, Eugene PONTIOUS, Miami, Fla., Frank PONTIOUS, Indianapolis, George PONTIOUS, Jr., California, and Stanley PONTIOUS, Gary; one daughter, Patricia HUMMER; thirteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Ola) BALLENGER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Charles (Zelda) WHITE, R.R. 2, Akron, and two brothers, Arlo RIGGLE, Huntington, and George RIGGLE, Houston, Texas.

Alfred D. Tossell
Alfred D. [TOSSELL], former Tippecanoe resident, died near midnight Tuesday in Zepher Hills, Fla.
Final rites are pending in the Grossman funeral home, Argos.

Friday, June 5, 1970

Maud M. McInturf
Mrs. Maud Mae McINTURF, 88, 914 South Market street, Kokomo, died Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in National Nursing home, following a two-year illness.
Born Feb. 1, 1882, in Howard county, she was the daugher of Frank and Kate MASSEY LOWLETT. Her first marriage was to Earl SALLEE, who died in 1930. Her second marriage was to Jay F. McINTURF, who also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Friends church, Kokomo.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Victor (Dot) SMITH, R.R. 2, Rochester; one son, E. Frank SALLEE, Tucson, Ariz.; three granddaughters, Mrs. Carol OLMSTEAD, Wabash, Mrs. Janet PRONO, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Audrey NENADICH, Kokomo; five great-grandchildren; one niece, and five nephews. One sister and one brother preceded her in death.
Final rites will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home, with Father Harold WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery, Kokomo, where graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Alonzo C. Carr
Alonzo C. CARR, 84, R.R. 2, Akron, died Thursday at 11 p.m. in Canterbury Manor, following an illness of ten years.
Born June 6, 1885, in Rochester, he was the son of Benjamin and Celista WAGONER CARR. His marriage was Dec. 8, 1915, to Minnie HENDRICKSON, who died in 1964. A lifetime resident of the Rochester and Akron area, he was a farmer and a former school teacher who had graduatd from Rochester Normal college.
Surviving are three sons, Homer CARR, Rochester, Ralph CARR, R.R. 2, Akron, and Oscar CARR, R.R. 2, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. John (Dorothy) BOWEN and Mrs. William (Marie) CORDELL, both of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Jack (Donna Belle) ENYEART, Fort Wayne; twenty grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one brother, Stanley CARR, Montoursville, Penn. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday and until the services Sunday.

Saturday, June 6, 1970

Margaret E. Hall
Mrs. John (Margaret) HALL, 42, of the Millark community, was killed instantly Friday afternoon when the car in which she was riding drove onto U.S. 31 from a side road, directly into the path of an oncoming semi tractor-trailer.
The accident, which occurred at 5:01 p.m. eight miles south of the city at Speck's Corner, also critically injured the driver of the car. She is Mrs. George (Barbara) PRATHAFTAKIS, 31, 529 West Fourth street, who today was in "serious' condition in the intensive care ward of South Bend Memorial hospital.
The woman's teen-age daughter, Henrietta HALL, 14, and Mary PRATHAFTAKIS, 13, were treated and released at Woodlawn hospital. They were rear-seat passengers in the auto.
Driver of the truck was John WOOD, 38, South Bend. He had only minor injuries.
Mrs. Hall's death was the fifth from traffic accidents in Fulton county this year and follows a deadly pattern of one such fatal crash a month, beginning in April.
Mrs. Hall, riding in the right front seat of the 1963 Rambler, was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Richard WALTON, deputy coroner. Cause of death was a fractured neck.
Both the accident victim and Mrs. Prathaftakis were thrown from the auto by the impact of the crash. The latter sustained severe lacerations to head and face, possible concussion and brain damage, and multiple fractures.
Miss Hall and Miss Prathaftakis had bruises, abrasions and cuts. The truck operator, Wood, had a small cut and bump on his head, plus bruises to the right hip. His rig was owned by C and E Trucking corporation of South Bend.
Mrs. Prathaftakis was eastbound on the Nyona Lake road in the Rambler when she approached the intersection with U.S. 31. The truck driver, and witnesses, told plice that she drove directly onto the highway at about 45 mph, into the path of the northbound truck, which was going 55 mph.
The crash occurred in the center of the northbound lane and it spun the Rambler backward and out of control, when both women were thrown from the vehicle. The truck skidded 160 feet north of the crossing, where it came to stop across and blocking the highway.
Investigation showed that the left front of the truck was struck by the right front of the auto.
The accident was investigated by Sheriff Homer CARR and State Troopers Don SMITH and Fred FOBES, the latter working Miami county.
Traffic had to be detoured around the accident scene for three hours, until the semi could be rmoved from the highway. The tractor was disabled and a replacement had to be driven here from South Bend.
The body of the accident victim is at Foster & Good funeral home, where final arranements are pending.
This year's first county traffic fatality came April 17, when Earl BOND of Rochester was killed in a pickup truck-semi accident on U.S. 31, just south of Ind. 110. And on May 2 there were three killed in a two-car crash two miles northeast of here on Ind. 25 Those victimes were Mrs. Eula BERRIER, Newcastle township, and Herman DENTON and Elmer SNETHEN of Rochester.

Alfred D. Tossell
Final rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, for Alfred D. TOSSELL, 73, Zephyrhills, Fla., who died Tuesday in his home following an extended illness.
The Rev. James GABHART will officiate. Burial will be in the Summit chapel cemetery, near Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. The Argos American Legion will conduct full military rites.
Born Feb. 17, 1897, in Illinois, he was the son of James and Selena HARRISON TOSSELL. His first marriage was to Leona BALES, who died in 1963. His second marriage was to Ruby GUNTER, who survives. Moving from Tippecanoe, he had lived in Florida for three years. He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War I, and one of the last members of the American Expeditionary Forces in France.
Surviving with his second wife, Ruby, are one son, Ronald TOSSELL Canogo Park, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Nettie STEVENS, Algona, Ia.; fifteen grandchildren, and two step--children, Mrs. George (Marilyn) GOOD, Kokomo, and Mrs. Weldon (Janet) NUEWELL, Leesburg. One daughter, Mrs. Carol BOLGER, preceded him in death.

Harvey Ballenger
Harvey BALLENGER, 80, Akron, died today at 3 a.m. in his home following an illness of eight months.
Born Aug. 31, 1889, in Fulton county, he was the son of Allen and Emma SHRIVER BALLENGER. His first marriage was in 1908 to Lola WHITE, who died in 1951. His second marriage was in 1954 to Loa SECOR, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Akron community, he was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving with his second wife, Loa, are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Treva) WHITTENBERGER, R.R. 2, Akron; two sons, Gerald BALLENGER, R.R. 1, Mentone and Chester BALLENGER, R.R. 1, Claypool; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one step-son, Ed SECOR, Bremen; two step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dawn) SHEETS, Akron and Mrs. Don (Virginia) UTTER, Remington; nine step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren, and one brother, Marvin BALLENGER, R.R. 2, Rochester. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday and until the services Monday.

Monday, June 8, 1970

Margaret E Hall
Final rites were conducted today at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Margaret Evelyn HALL, 42, of the Millark community, who was killed instantly Friday at 5:01 p.m. in a car-semi crash south of the city.
The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiated. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born June 23, 1927, in Chicago, Mrs. Hall was the daughtr of Henry E. and Laura E. DOWNS GORES. Her marriage was May 16, 1946, in Warsaw, to John Thomas HALL, who survives. Moving from Warsaw, she had lived in the Millark community for nine years.
Surviving with the husband are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. GORES, Millark; three daughters, Mrs. Delon (Treassa) FURNIVALL, Akron, Mrs. Richard (Wendy) UTTER, Rochester and Miss Henrietta HALL, at home; three sons, Thomas John HALL and Michael Edward HALL, both of Millark and Timothy James HALL, at home; one granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Norman MICHAELS, Atkinson, Ill., and two brothers, John GORGES and Ronny GORES, both of Little Rock, Ark.

Floy Leap
Mrs. Floy LEAP, 80, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Tuesday at 3:21 a.m. in Pulaski Memorial hospital, Winamac.
Born Aug. 11, 1889, in Advance, Ind., she was the daughter of John and Flora AILES CALDWELL. Her marriage was Oct. 13, 1903, to Loran LEAP, who died Feb. 19, 1949. She was a member of the Zion Gospel chapel, north of Kewanna.
Surviving are one son, Manson LEAP, R.R. 4, Rochester; four daughters, Eva and Treva [LEAP], both at home, and Mrs. Arnold ADAMS, Kewanna and Mrs. Jesse SIMS, Culver; one brother, Marvin CALDWELL, Jamestown, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Opal FORBES, Lebanon; six grandchildren, and four great-granchildren. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zion Gospel chapel, with the Rev. Leon HOFFER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home and at the church one hour before the services.

Carl O. Pruitt
Carl O. PRUITT, 80, Kokomo, died Sunday afternoon in St. Joseph hospital, Kokomo, following an illness of one month.
Born July 5, 1889, in Howard county, he was the son of Joseph and Stella JORDAN PRUITT. His marriage was in 1949 to Rosa BLACKBURN, who died in October of 1964. A self-employed painter he was a veteran of World War , a member of the First Baptist church, Kokomo, and the Kokomo American Legion.
Surviving are one step-son, Russell BLACKBURN, Kokomo; one sister, Mrs. Norman (Betty) WISE, Kokomo; two step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Fenn funeral home, Kokomo, with the Rev. John NEWSOM officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery where graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 9, 1970

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Wednesday, June 10, 1970

Katherine Mueller
Mrs. Katherine MUELLER, 92, a native of Munich, Germany, died Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the home of her son, William L. MUELLER, R.R. 1, Argos. For several years she had been ill and had lived with her son.
Born Nov. 21, 1878, she was the daughter of Vincent and Anna WAGONER PLANTHALER. Her marriage was Aug. 22, 1908, in Munich, to Karl MUELLER, who died Dec. 3, 1957. After coming to the United States with her husband in 1909, she had first lived in Chicago. She moved from Chicago to Argos in 1943.
Surviving with the son, William, are one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Frieda) PAULSEN, Manteno, Ill.; another son, John P. MUELLER, Springfield, Ill, and seven grandchildren.
Final rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Michael Catholic church, Plymouth. Father Casmir MOSKWINSKI will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 7 p.m. Thursday. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.

Pearl Waters
Final rites were conducted at 10 a.m. today in Chicago for Mrs. Pearl BOLLMAN WATERS, 81, Chicago, a former Argos resident, who died Sunday in Chicago.
Burial was in the Wunders cemetery, Chicago.
Survivors include her son, John BELL, Illinois. Preceding her in death are her two sisters, Mrs. Isaac BARLOW and Mrs. William VANCE, who both had lived in Argos.

Melissa L. Gohn
Melissa L. GOHN, 17 months of age, Peru, died Tuesday at 9 a.m. in her home following an illness of five days.
Born Dec. 21, 1968, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Mrs. Yvonnie BOLEN GOHN, Peru, and Thomas L. GOHN, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Surviving with her parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rant BOLEN, R.R. 5, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Floyd BRADLEY, R.R. 5, Rochester, and the paternal grandfather, Russell GOHN, Michigan City
Final rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Armond RITTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 11, 1970

Lesia Marie Stratton
Lesia Marie STRATTON, 15 months old, died at 1 a.m. today at the Cook County hospital in Chicago, where she was a patient 10 days. The child had been ill the past five weeks.
She was the daughter of Lewis and Bonnie HOLLENBACK STRATTON, R.R. 1, Akron, and was born Feb. 27, 1969, at Rochester. There are no other immediate survivors.
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Charles FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, June 12, 1970

Nellie E. Mathias
Mrs. Nellie E. MATHIAS, 83, the Green Oak community, died Thursday at 5:35 p.m. in Miller Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth. She had been ill five years.
Born May 25, 1887, in Green Oak, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma HICKS HORTON. Her marriage was Nov. 2, 1912, in Rochester, to Edd MATHIAS, who survives. A lifetime rsident of Fulton County, she was a member of the Macy United Methodist church and the Pleasant Hour club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Phyllis) ENYART, R.R. 6, Rochester; one granddaughter, Miss Nelda ENYART, R.R. 6, Rochester; one grandson, David ENYART, R.R. 6, Rochester; one great-grandson, Michael ENYART, R.R. 6, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Phil MILLER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and one brother, Glen HORTON, Sidell, Ill. One brother, Ray [HORTON], preceded her in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Macy United Methodist church with the Revs. James O'DELL and Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday and until 11 a.m. Sunday and then at the church one hour before the services.

Howey M. Ball
Word has been received here of the death April 25 in Glendale, Cal., of Howey M. BALL, formerly of Rochester.

Saturday, June 13, 1970

Mae Boyer
Mrs. Mae BOYER, 92, South Whitley, died early this morning. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Clarence SHULTZ, Rochester. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Charles L. Crocker
Graveside services were this afternoon in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth, for Charles L. CROCKER, 64, Minong, Wis., who died Wednesday in Shell Lake Hospital, Wis., following an illness of three months.
The Rev. Don GRANDLINARD officiated. The Van Gilder funeral home, Plymouth, was in charge of funeral arrangements.
A retired Plymouth farmer, Mr. Crocker was born Sept. 18, 1905, near Plymouth. His marriage was to the former Helen MATHIAS of the Burton community, who survives.

Richard N. Wagoner
Richard N. WAGONER, 43, Gary, died Friday at 4 a.m. in St. Margaret's hospital, Hammond, Following an illness of six weeks.
Born Aug. 4, 1926, in Starke county, he was the son of Frank and Blanche RANK WAGONER. His marriage was in Rochester to Shirley WILLARD, who survives. Before moving to Gary in 1952, he had lived in the Leiters Ford and Culver area.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Miss Cheryl WAGONER, at home; one son, Richard WAGONER, Jr., also at home; one step-son, Rickey WILLARD, Rochester; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank WAGONER, Leiters Ford; one brother, Frank WAGONER, Hammond; and five sisters, Mrs. Earl (Gladys) REINHOLD, R.R. 1, Culver, Mrs. Vernon (Mabel) RICHTER, R.R. 1, Rochester, Mrs. Kenneth (Pearl) MILLER, Carmi, Ill., Mrs. Don (Darlene) Van ZULIEN, Howe and Mrs. Evelyn LOVELY, Benton Harbor, Mich.
Final rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Robert ELLISON officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery, near Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

J. Floyd Wheeler
J. Floyd WHEELER, 86, Flora, died Friday at 8:58 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of six weeks.
Born Aug. 9, 1883, in Flora, he was the son of James and Margaret JORDAN WHEELER. His marriage was Sept. 5, 1905, in Delphi, to Ada NOWELS, who died Feb. 20, 1968. Retired from the James Wheeler and Sons Agency, he was a member of the Flora Presbyterian church.
Surviving are two sons, Joe G. WHEELER, Indianapolis, and James F. WHEELER, owner of Gambles store, Rochester; one brother, Fred H. WHEELER, Delphi; one sister, Mrs. Osta TRENT, Lafayette; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Reinke funeral home, Leiters Ford. The Rev. Elbert H. SMITH, Jr., will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Lawn cemeery, Flora.

Monday, June 15, 1970

Howard H. Stewart, Sr.
Howard H. STEWART, Sr., father of Mrs. Mickey MILLER and Mrs. Marynell JENKINS, both of Rochester, died Sunday evening in the Veteran's hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. Final rites will be conducted in Jasper, Ala.

Elmer Riggleman
Final rites were conducted today at 1:30 p.m. in the Kennedy-Braman chapel, Knox, for Elmer RIGGLEMAN, 86, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died Friday at 4:45 p.m.
The Rev. Joseph RODGERS officiated. Burial was in the Oak Park cemetery, Knox.
Mr. Riggleman was born March 25, 1884, in Cook county, Ill.
Surviving with his wife, Norma Mae [RIGGLEMAN], are eight daughters, Mrs. Chuck LANDIS, Hobart, Mrs. Sadie MILLER, Delong, Mrs. Ed HALL, LaPorte, Mrs. Joseph SINGLETON, Knox, Mrs. Jessie HICKMAN, Hamlet, Mrs. Mary CASTLE, Palmento, Fla. and Mrs. Fred FEULMER, Chesterton; two sisters, Mrs. Edith WEIS, Valparaiso and Mrs. Effie YOUNG, Logansport; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Ruth Petry
Miss Ruth PETRY, 75, 318 West 10th street, died at 9:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient for two days. She had a coronary condition.
Born Sept. 24, 1894 in Beaver Dam, she was the daughter of Charles H. and Flora M. LOEHR PETRY. She had lived in Rochester since 1947, moving here from Talma. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church and was active in the service circle of the church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Reth ROGERS, Mentone; a brother, C. Gaylord PETRY, Fullerton, Cal., and a nephew, Charles ROGERS, New Carlisle.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Vernon LALLEMENT officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery southwest of Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Margaret M. Sheperd
Mrs. Margaret M. SHEPERD, 80, 520 Madison street, died Saturday at 11:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of two weeks.
Born March 1, 1890, in Bunston, Mo., she was the daughter of Richard and Sally DOUGLAS MOWYER. Her first marriage was to Fred A. BROWN, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Joseph R. SHEPERD, who also preceded her in death. Moving from Chicago, she had lived here to years. She was a member of the United Methodist church, Kansas City, Mo.
Surviving are one son, R. C. "Dick" BROWN, R.R. 2, Rochester; one foster-daughter, Mrs. Richard (Kathleen) BELIK, Lumbard, Ill.; one foster son, Murray SIMS, Hickory Hills, Ill, and one granddaughter, Carol Lynn BROWN, R.R. 2, Rochester. One granddaughter, one sister and two brothers preceded her in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Wood cemetery, Chicago. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jesse Norman
Jesse NORMAN, 83, R.R. 2, Macy, died Sunday at 11 p.m. in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Claude WAGONER, R.R. 5, Rochester. He had been ill one year.
Born March 4, 1887, near Macy, he was the son of Milo and Sarah POWELL NORMAN. His marriage was in 1910 to Judel ALSPACH, who died in 1960. A lifetime resident of the Macy area, he was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church and the Gleaners lodge.
Surviving are six daughtrs, Mrs. Howard (Nila) MURPHY, R.R. 1, Mentone, Mrs. Wilbur (Wilma) GROSS, R.R. 1, Warsaw, Mrs. Claude (Martha) WAGONER, R.R. 5, Rochester, Mrs. Ruth BYER, R.R. 1, Etna Green, Mrs. Willis (Audria) FOUTS, Macy, Mrs. Robert (Irene) POWELL, Carpentersville, Ill.; seven sons, Ernest NORMAN, Macy, Glenn NORMAN, R.R. 2, Macy, Alva NORMAN, R.R. 2, Akron, David NORMAN, Macy, Kenneth NORMAN, R.R. 4, Lagro, Roy NORMAN, R.R. 4, Warsaw, and Oren NORMAN, R.R. 1, Akron; sixty-four grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Perry NORMAN, North Manchester; three sisters, Mrs. John (Orra) GLASSFORD, R.R. 2, Macy, Mrs. Keith (Alta) LEEDY, Deedsville and Mrs. Deo (Elma) RABER, Macy. One brother, one sister and one son preceded him in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Macy United Methodist church. The Revs. James O'DELL and Terry SHUMAKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until noon Wednesday.

Mae B. Boyer
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Miller funeral home, South Whitley, for Mrs. Mae B. BOYER, 91, South Whitley, who died Saturday at 1:05 a.m. in Whitley county hospital, Columbia City.
Burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery.
Born Oct. 21, 1878, in Benton county, she was the daughter of William and Emma HUFFMAN Van DERIPE. Her marriage was Feb. 16, 1899, to Albert J. BOYER, who died in 1948. She had lived in South Whitley for 60 years and was a member of the Centerview Community church, South Whitley.
Surviving are two daughters, Edith BOYER, South Whitley and Mrs. Clarence (Gladys) SHULTZ, Rochester; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one brother, Warner Van DERIPE, South Whitley. Two brothers preceded in death.

Tuesday, June 16, 1970

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Wednesday, June 17, 1970

Wilby G. Evans
Wilby G. EVANS, 67, R.R. 3, Rochester, died today at 3:30 a.m. in Memorial hospital, Logansport, following an illness of one month.
Born Aug. 31, 1902, in Sandusky county, Ohio, he was the son of James W. and Clara ARNOLD EVANS. His marriage was Oct. 1, 1927, in Rochester, to Rethal BEEHLER, who survives. The operator of a local poultry and gravel business, Mr. Evans had spent the majority of his life here. A 45-year member of Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge 435 and a 12-year member of the Richland township advisory board, he was also a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are six sons, Robert W. EVANS, Gene R. EVANS and Larry W. EVANS, all of Rochester, Gerald R. EVANS, Fort Wayne, David L. EVANS, Muncie, and Charles M. EVANS, Indianapolis; twelve grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Don (Frances) NELSON, Argos.
Final ries will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Curtis SYLVESTER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge 435 will conduct memorial services in the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 18, 1970

Nellie M. Miller
Mrs. Nellie M. (WISE) MILLER, 85, 923 Monroe street, died today at 10 a.m. in National nursing home following an illness of two years.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, she was born here Aug. 13, 1884. Her marriage was May 1, 1909, in Rochester to Fred L. MILLER, who died Feb. 7, 1960. She was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church.
Surviving is one son, Robert D. MILLER, Chicago, Ill.
Private rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, June 19, 1970

Lenore Frasa
Mrs. Lenore FRASA, 65, Bruce Lake, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill three months.
She was born May 20, 1905, in Winamac. Her marriage was Aug. 29, 1925, to Emmett FRASA. He died in 1966.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lois MURRAY, Rochester, and Mrs. Dorothy KROHN, Winamac; one son, Norman [FRASA], Bruce Lake; thirteen grandchildren; one half-sister, Mrs. Rudy BALDWIN, Kewanna, and one half-brother, Boyd HENDERSON, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Kennedy funeral home in Winamac. The Rev. Keith SMITHLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Gross cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Nelle M. Miller
Private services will be conducted Saturday afternoon in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Nelle M. MILLER, 823 Monroe street, who died Thursday in the National nursing home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mrs. Miller was a retired schoolteacher in the Rochester area. Her husband [Fred L. MILLER] was superintendent of the water department here many years.

Lee M. Hatch
Mr. Lee M. HATCH, 87, R.R. 2, Macy, died Thursday in his home.
Born June 9, 1883, in Macy, he was the son of John M. and Carrie LOVETT HATCH. His first marriage was in 1906 to Nina G. CARVEY, who died in 1932. His second marriage was in 1938 to Rose BOWEN MILLER, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Macy community, he was a farmer and a former road contractor. A member of the Christian church, Macy, he was also a member and a former trustee of the Manitou Moose lodge 1107.
Surviving with the second wife, Rose, are one daughter, Mrs. Glen (Mary) REYOME, Griffith; one son, John M. HATCH, Logansport; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one step-daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Annabelle) NIXON, Plymouth; two step-sons, Dr. Virgil MILLER, Akron and Donald R. MILLER, Columbia City, and two sisters, Mrs. Glen (May) HURST and Mrs. Edna PALMER, both of Macy. One son [Myron HATCH], one daughter [Marjorie PETTY], one brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Final rites will by Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 20, 1970

Ada Warner
Mrs. Ada WARNER, 77, Argos, died suddenly at 6 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hazel ROUDEBUSH, in Winamac. She was visiting her daughter when she suffered a heart attack. She had been under a doctor's care for a heart ailment.
Born Oct. 10, 1892 near Plymouth, she had lived in the Argos area for 24 years, moving there from Culver. She also had lived at North Liberty. Her parents were John and Emily PERCIVAL BURNS. She was married Dec. 5, 1910 to Fred WARNER in North Dakota. He died May 25, 1965. Mrs. Warner was a member of the Christian church, the Argos Izaak Walton League Auxiliary and the War Mothers club.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Harold (Alma) BISHOP, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Abraham (Beatrice) OSBORN, Muscatine, Ia.; Mrs. David (Hazel) ROUDEBUSH, Winamac; Mrs. Pete (Norma) PORCHER, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) SLAGLE, South Bend; four sons, Howard [WARNER], of Culver; Glenn [WARNER], of Argos; Carl [WARNER], of Fort Lauderdale, and Jack [WARNER], of Hastings, Mich.; twenty-one grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. A son, Roy [WARNER], died in 1936.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Clinton S. Onks
A young airman who was to be married soon to a Peru girl became Fulton county's first drowning victim since 1968 Friday.
Clinton Steven ONKS, 21, a member of the Civil Engineer Squadron at Grissom Air Force Base, drowned at Maloney's Beach, Nyona Lake, at 3:24 p.m. His body was recovered at 4:07 p.m. by two state police divers, Sgt. Jack RICH and Trooper James HOOVER.
The body was taken to the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, then to St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo for an autopsy.
Miss Sharon IRWIN of Peru, Onks' fiance, told Dr. F Richard WALTON, Fulton county coroner, that the young man could not swim well. He had been using an inner tube in the water and had taken it to a raft. He dived off the raft toward the inner tube, but missed it on the dive and apparently panicked.
Witnesses told State Trooper Joe FOSTER of Rochester that Onks previously had been going underwater, surfacing and yelling "help, help" as a joke.
An unidentified person noticed that Onks did not surface after the dive toward the inner tube and notified Mrs. Lucille MALONEY, owner of the beach resort. She called state police.
Onks was the sixth person to die accidentally in Fulton county this year. The other five persons were traffic victims.
The last previous drowning in Fulton county was Dec. 21, 1968 when a 10-year-old girl drowned in Millark pond six miles southeast of Rochester.
The last previous drowning at Nyona Lake was June 1, 1965 when a fisherman drowned after he fell out of his boat.

Ted Sadler
Ted SADLER, 79, prominent Grass Creek farmer and livestock dealer, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 22, 1970

Ted Sadler
Rites were conducted this afternoon at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna for Ted SADLER, 79, Grass Creek farmer and livestock dealer, who died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday in Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Born Dec. 17, 1890 near Grass Creek, Mr. Sadler was the son of Cresswell and Mary SADLER. He was married in 1923 to Detta HICKEY, who died in 1968. He was a member of the Episcopal curch and Logansport Eagles No. 323.
Surviving are a son, Nelson [SADLER], R.R. 2, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Josephine MANGOLD, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
The Rev. John REDDIX officiated at the last rits and burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The family requests that donations be made in Mrs. Sadler's memory to the Cancer Fund.

Tuesday, June 23, 1970

Arnold B. Boggs
Arnold B. BOGGS, 66, Argos, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Marshall county hospital in Plymouth. He had been seriously ill two years.
Born Aug. 13, 1903, in Argos, he was the son of Bert J. and Cort B. GERARD BOGGS. His marriage was May 26, 1928, in Fort Wayne, to Harriet L. RIPPEY, who survives. Mr. Boggs had resided in Argos most of his life with the exception of ten years spent in Fort Wayne. He had operated the Argos Candy Kitchen for many yeas and was also a salesman for the Carpenter Real Estate company there. He was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, Argos Masonic lodge and the Manitou Moose lodge here.
Surviving with his wife are one sister, Mrs. Arthur (Mary) HOFFMAN, Fort Wayne; a niece and two nephews. One sister, Mrs. Flo YEARICK, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Devon Haimbaugh
Devon HAIMBAUGH, 68, R.R. 4, Rochester, died today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been admitted May 21.
Survivors include two brothers, Roland HAIMBAUGH of Munster, and Omer HAIMBAUGH of Hebron, Ill., and one sister, Edith SMILEY of Milford, Ill.
Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, June 24, 1970

Harley Wynn
Harley WYNN, 82, Morocco, Ind., died Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Rensselaer hospital following an illness of three months.
Born June 16, 1888, in Rensselaer, Mr. Wynn was married in 1911 at Brook, Ind., to Edna MARTIN. She died in 1932.
Surviving are seven sons, Ernest WYNN of Detroit, Mich., Lowell WYNN of Grass Lake, Mich, Alfred WYNN and Paul WYNN both of Morocco, Eli WYNN of Rochester, Richard PETERSON of Mentone and Marvin SNYDER, Argos; four daughters, Mrs. Murray (Delma) MAUDLIN of Monticello, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) ROACH of Salem, Mrs. Ray (Mae) SWIGART of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Sonja GERRICK, Akron; two sistrs, Mrs. Vern (Della) OVERMYER of Fulton and Mrs. Russell (Blanche) AILER, Mentone; thirty-two grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Friday at 12 noon EDT in the Hamcock funeral home, Morocco. The Rev. John GOBE will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery where graveside rites will be conducted at 3 p.m. EDT. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. EDT Thursday.

Kate Herrell
Mrs. Kate HERRELL, 74, Kokomo, died Tuesday at 1:05 a.m. in St. Joseph hospital.
Born Feb. 24, 1896, in Howard county, she was the daughter of Harry and Cynthia (PAUFF) FRAKES. Her marriage was Nov. 23, 1912, to Lloyd HERRELL, who died in 1960.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Esther BOWERS of Kokomo and Mrs. William TRIPOLDI, New York City; three sons, Raymond HERRELL and Lloyd HERRELL, Jr, both of Rochester and Kenneth HERRELL, Riverside, Cal., and one brother, Floyd FRAKES of Toledo, O.
Final rites will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Peacock funeral home in Kokomo. The Rev. Kenneth WASHBURN will officiate. Burial will be in the Chattick cemetery, Bennetts Switch, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 p.m. today.

Devon F. Haimbaugh
Final rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Devon F. HAIMBAUGH, 68, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Tuesday at 6 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
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.
Born Jan. 14, 1902, in Newcastle township, he was the son of John and Emma Jane (NEFF) HAIMBAUGH. A retired farmer, he had spent his entire life in this area and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church here.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Glen (Edith) SMILEY of Milford, Ill., and Mrs. Elmer (Ethel) PARKER, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Omer L. HAIMBAUGH of Woodstock, Ill., and Roland N. HAIMBAUGH, Munster; nieces and nephews.

Thursday, November 25, 1970

Dewey T. King
Dewey Thomas KING, 72, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 9:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient since Saturday.
Born July 28, 1898, in Mishawaka, he was the son of Charles and Ella KING. His marriage was May 17, 1924, in Mentone, to Sarah A. LONG, who survives. A World War I veteran, he had resided in the Rochester area 16 years, moving from Bourbon and Tippecanoe communities. He was a former employee of the Rochester Sentinal printing department. He attended the Talma Bible church at Talma and was a member of the World War I Barracks.
Also surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Frances Isabelle Van Der WEELE, Rockville, Md.; two sons, Charles A. and Thomas KING, both of Bourbon, seven grandchildren. One daughter and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Revs. Delbert RUBERG and Francis ROGERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Summit chapel cemetery near Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion post at Argos.

Marilyn Maxine Kinley
Marilyn Maxine KINLEY, infant daugher of Terrence and Kay KINLEY, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, six hours after her birth.
Surviving with her parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James WATROUS, R.R. 1, Kewanna; the paternal grandfather, Doyle E. KINLEY, R.R. 1, Denver; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Alta KRAMER, Tolddo, O.; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred KINLEY, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; the paternal great-grandmoter, Mrs. Emma WALTERS, R.R. 1, Denver, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Final rites will be conducted Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Curtis SYLVESTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery in Denver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Friday.

Dale Davis
Dale DAVIS, 64, Culver, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 8:30 a.m. today while at work in The Sentinel's pressroom. He had been hospitalized early in June following a heart seizure.
Mr. Davis had been employed at The Sentinel two years and was a former foreman of the Culver Citizen Publishing company about 30 years.
Final rites are pending at the Easterday-Bonine fneral home in Culver.

Friday, June 26, 1970

Gertie Mills
Mrs. Gertie MILLS, 79, R.R. 6, Rochester, died unexpectedly Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in the home of her niece, Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) LAITALA, R.R. 6, Rochester.
Born Sept. 3, 1890, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of Jacob and Sadie Ann (BISH) STINGELY. Her marriage was Oct. 29, 1913, to Frederick MILLS, who died Oct. 1, 1940. A lifetime resident of this area, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the United Methodist church, both of Fulton.
Surviving with the one niece, Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) LAITALA, R.R. 6, Rochester, are two nephews, John STINGELY, Valparaiso and Norman STINGELY, Vandenburg Air Force Base, Cal. One sister and six brothers preceded her in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Thomas BOWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The Fulton Eastern Star will conduct memorial services Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

James A. Curran
Services were held last weekend in South Bend for James A. CURRAN, 76, South Bend, who died June 18 after an extended illness. Among the survivors is a son, Michael CURRAN, Rochester.

Franklin M. Richardson
Franklin M. RICHARDSON, 78, South Bend, died June 18 at Billings hospital in Chicago, friends here have been advised. He was a native of this city but had spent most of his life in the South Bend area.

Dale Davis
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Burr Oak Church of God for Dale DAVIS, 64, R.R. 1, Culver, who died Thursday at 8 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Elsworth ROUTSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon on Sunday and at the church prior to services.
A lifetime resident of the Culver community, Mr. Davis was born Nov. 23, 1905, in Fulton county. He was the son of Levi and Nancy COWEN DAVIS. His marriage was March 18, 1831, at South Bend, to Fern HATTEN, who survives.
Mr. Davis was an employee of The Sentinel the past two years and a former employee of the Culver Citizen Publishing company 36 years. He was a member of the Burr Oak Church of God.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Edward D. DAVIS, South Bend, and Larry E. DAVIS, Culver; two brothers, Norman C. DAVIS, Aros, and Emery A. DAVIS, Culver, and three grandchildren.

Saturday, June 27, 1970

Harry L. Wilson
Word has been received here that Harry L. WILSON, 84, Portland, Ore., formerly of Niles, Mich., and South Bend, died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday in Portland.
Born March 17, 1886 in South Dakota, he was the son of Henry and Maria HOUSE WILSON. He was marrid Jan. 8, 1918 in rochester to Ethel ARVEN, who died May 6, 1969. He was a retired employee of the South Bend office of Indiana-Michigan Electric company and was a member of the Sunnyside Seventh Day Adventist church in Portland.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Olive) CASLOW, Portland.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster and Good funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

Leah Bahney
Leah BAHNEY, 86, Akron, died about 7 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient three months. She had been ill for some time.
Born Nov. 17, 1883 in Akron, she was the daughter of John and Susan KREAMER MARTIN. She had resided most of her life in the Akron area. She was married in 1906 to Charles BAHNEY, who died in 1949. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Mary) BOSCHET, Rome City, Ind; three nieces, and one nephew.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 29, 1970

Minnie O. Redinger
Mrs. Minnie O. REDINGER, 84, Argos, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been ill four days.
Born March 15, 1886, near Tippecanoe, she was the daughter of Elmer and Laura MECHLING ROCKHILL. Her marriage was May 10, 1905, in Argos, to Fred L. REDINGER. He died July 17, 1966. Mrs. Redinger had resided in Argos 55 years, moving from the Walnut community. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughtrs, Mrs. Mildred FOLTZ, Brownsburg; Mrs. Marshall (Edith) VEST, Pontica, Mich., and Mrs. Edward (Mary) DRAPALIK, Argos; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fred (Nellie) JOHNSON, Plymouth. One sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Otis Stwalley
Otis STWALLEY, father of Mrs. Clarence FLETCHER of this city, died Sunday at 10:15 a.m. in Clay county hospital at Brazil following surgery performed June 20.
He was a member of the Friendly Grove Baptist church and of Masonic lodge of Lewis.
Also surviving are four other daughters, Mrs. Ralph ROSS, Gary; Mrs. Dolan REITER, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Roscoe KITTLE, Jacksonville, and Mrs. Iris PHEPPS, Lewis; one son, Charles [STWALLEY], Terre Haute; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Schoppenhorst funeral home in Clay City.

George A. Johnson
George A. JOHNSON, 57, 207 West 14th street, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday at the Caylor-Nichol clinic inBluffton. In failing health three years, he had been a patient at the clinic one month.
Born Dec. 30, 1912 in Winamac, he was the son of Carl and Emaline JAMES JOHNSON. He had lived in Winamac 17 years before moving to Rochester. He was married in Portland in 1932 to Dorothea E. OSBORN, who survives. Mr. Johnson was a salesman.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Gladise COLLINS, Rochester; Mrs. LaVon SILBERMAN, South Bend, and Mrs. Lavoda RUDE, Warsaw; three sons, Master Sgt. Phillip JOHNSON, Oklahome City, Okla; Steven JOHNSON, Peru, and Carl JOHNSON, at home; eleven grandchildren; five sisters, Miss Faye JOHNSON, Teegarden, Ind.; Miss Gladise JOHNSON and Mrs. LaVon SWARTZEL, both of Winamac; Mrs. Ruth MILLER, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Beverly LAWRENCE, Plymouth, and a brother, Leonard JOHNSON, Berrien Springs, Mich.
final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac with the Rev. Thomas A. TERRY officiating. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 30, 1970

Ruey E. Cranmer
Mrs. Ruey Essie CRANMER, 88, 614 Jefferson street, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient 10 days and seriously ill six weeks.
Born Oct. 5, 1881, near Monticello, she was the daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Jane COPE HANAWAY. Her marriage was Feb. 19, 1902, in Monticello, to Luther A. CRANMER, who died in 1945. Mrs. Cranmer had resided here since 1920, moving from Minnesota. She was a member of the Bruce Lake Community church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Olive (Beatrice) ANDERSON, Rochester; two sons, Vernon D. [CRANMER], South Bend, and Kenneth E. [CRANMER], R.R. 1, Kewanna; three grandchildren, among whom is Mrs. Mary Jane WAGNER, of Rochester; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred HANAWAY, Wabash, and two sisters. One brother and a half-brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. V. L. GARNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Chalmers Community cemetery at Chalmers. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 1, 1970

Jacqueline Ruh
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis for Mrs. Jacqueline SWAIN RUH, 73, Oklahoma City, Okla., who died June 19 in Oklahoma City. A former Rochester resident, Mrs. Ruh is survived by one sister, Mrs. John KISSINGER, of Elkhart. Final rites were conducted in Oklahoma City. The Hartzler-Gutermuth funeral home in Elkhart is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, July 2, 1970

Evert S. Nix
Evert S. NIX, 76, father of J. W. NIX of Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Mineola, Texas. Final rites will be Saturday in Mabank, Texas. Burial will be in Old Goshen cemetery there.

Edith E. Bauman
Miss Edith E. BAUMAN, 80, Kewanna, died at 8:;53 a.m. Wednesday in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Born July 19, 1889, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Ben and Catherine SCHEUER BAUMAN. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna and a member of the Rosary Society of the church.
Surviving are one brother, Harry [BAUMAN], R.R. 3, Kewanna; a foster-daugher, Mrs. Joan FRISHIE, Chicago, and nieces and nephews. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peters cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.

Mary Izzard
Final rites were conducted in Tulsa, Okla, for Mrs. Mary FOSNER IZZARD, former Rochester resident, who died June 24th in Tulsa. Burial was in Memorial Park in that city. Mrs. Izzard, who resided in Rochester prior to her marriage in 1905, was preceded in death by one daughter.

Friday, July 3, 1970

William H. Grass
William H. GRASS, 75, of R.R. 2, Warsaw, died today at 12:55 a.m. in Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw.
A lifetime resident of the Mentone area, Mr. Grass was born May 16, 1895, in Marshall county. His marriage was July 27, 1915, in Rochester, to Nellie MYERS, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Lloyd GRASS of Plymouth; one daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Wilma) GROSVENOR, also of Plymouth; two brothers, John GRASS of Elkhart and Russell GRASS of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa WIDNER of South Bend and Mrs. Howard SMITH of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home, Mentone. The Rev. T. R. JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, southwest of Mentone. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

John H. Fagan
John Herron FAGAN, 64, R.R. 6, Rochester, died today at 1:25 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of six months.
Born Nov. 27, 1905, in Goodland, Ind., he was the son of Joseph and Rosalie HERRON FAGAN. His marriage was Sept. 29, 1925, in Bedford, Ind., to Vella Lucille BLACKBURN, who survives. A retired draftsman, he had lived in the Bloomington-Bedford area before coming to Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. James (Vera Louise) MATHIS, R.R. 6, Rochester and Mrs. Rex (Karol Kathleen) BROOME, Indianapolis; one son, William P. FAGAN, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. Howard (Vera) EATO, Ferguson, Mo. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Day Mortuary, Bloomington. The Rev. Joseph R. WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Clear Creek cemetery, near Bloomington. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and before the services Monday.

Anna Joyce Hoover
Anna Joyce HOOVER, 82, 608 Indiana avenue, died today at 4 a.m. in Miller's nursing home. Born June 11, 1888, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William BELT. A lifetime resident of Rochester, she was a former employee of the Courthouse View cafe.
Surviving are two sons, Harold [HOOVER] of Mishawaka, and Richard [HOOVER] of South Bend; one grandson, John [HOOVER] of Mishawaka; and two sisters, Margaret, of Indianapolis and Emma June of Logansport.
Private services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 9 a.m. until the services.

Adam Zartman
Adam ZARTMAN, 61, of R.R. 1, Kewanna, died Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
Born March 13, 1909, in Rochester, he was the son of Cora and Annie FRIEND ZARTMAN. His marriage was March 8, 1934, to Ann BURNETT, who survives. A farmer and a tool and die maker at the Kewanna Metal Specialties plant, he was a member of the Logansport Eagles lodge and the Kewanna Progressive Association.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Shirley ZARTMAN, at home and Mrs. Richard (Jane) GREEN of Kewanna; two grandchildren; twin brothers, M.M. "Pete" ZARTMAN of Durand, Mich, and Michael ZARTMAN of R.R. 6, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Edwin HECKTOR of Elkhart.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m in the Harrison Garden chapel, with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetry, Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 4, 1970

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Monday, July 6, 1970

Mary Izzard
Mrs. Mary FOSTER IZZARD, 88, former Rochester resident who died June 24 in Tulsa, Okla., was the wife of the late Fred IZZARD, native of this city. They were married here June 18, 1905. Mr. Izzard and a daughter, Moneta [IZZARD], preceded in death.

Ernest H. Bodkin
Ernest H. [BODKIN], 74, R.R. 1, Roann, a lifetime resident of the Roann community, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient two days. He had been ill three years.
Born Nov. 14, 1895 in Kosciusko county, he was the son of William and Amy CARTWRIGHT [BODKIN]. He was married Aug. 21, 1918 in Miami county to Lavon SANDERSON. A retired farmer, he retired from Peabody Seating company at North Manchester in 1960. He was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Helen KISSINGER, North Manchester; Ms. Forrest (Lillian) KAMP and Mrs. Ray (Lucille) DOERING, both of Akron; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A sister prececed in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Olive Branch Church of God with the Revs. Gerald BRICKER and Ivan WOOD officiating. Burial will be in the [Tombaugh] cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Mae Day
Mrs. Mae DAY, 93, Akron, died early Sunday morning at her home. She had been in failing health for several years.
Born Aug. 31, 1876 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of William and Clarrisa McQUERN WOOD. She was married to Charles E. DAY, who died in 1946. She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, the WSCS of the church, the DAR at Rochester and was an honorary member of the Akron Woman's club.
Surviving are two sons, Joe DAY, Akron, and Earl DAY, West Hollywood, Fla.; two grandchildren, Dick DAY of Akron and Pat QUINN of West Hollywood, and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Revs. John MOORE and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Medford K. Newman, Sr.
Mr. Medford Kyle NEWMAN, Sr., 83, formerly of Mexico, Ind., died today at 2 a.m. in the Rochester nursing home where he had been a patient since March, 1967. Mr. Newman had been ill for five years.
Born May 28, 1887, in Cass county, he was the son of Thomas I. and Katie JUNKIN NEWMAN. His marriage was in June of 1908, to Mildred ANDERSON. A lifetime resident of Mexico and a member of the Brethren church there, he had been a farmer and an Indiana State trooper.
Survivors include two sons, Clement I. NEWMAN of R.R. 2, Rochester, and Medford K. NEWMAN, Jr., of Hobart; seven grandchildren, including Samuel K. NEWMAN of R.R. 2, Rochester, and one great-granddaughter. One sister and three brothers preceded him in death.
Final rites have been tentatively set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Floyd SIBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

John F. Meineka
John F. MEINEKA, 68, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 4 p.m. Sunday at South Bend Memorial hospital. He was admitted June 21. He had been in failing health for a year and in serious condition for two weeks.
Born June 16, 1902 in Kankakee, Ill., he was the son of Fred and Katherine EISLE MEINEKA. He had lived here 35 years, moving from Knox. He was a laborer.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Minnie MARTIN and Miss Grace MEINEKA, both at home, and Mrs. Katherine GALTON and Mrs. Geneva WHALEN, both of Marritt Isle, Fla., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Alfred C. GERNI officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Igerna F. Rohrer
Mrs. Igerna F. ROHRER, 66, lifetime resident of the Argos community, died at 12:02 a.m. Sunday in Marshall County Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had suffered a heart seizure seven hours before her death. Mrs. Rohrer had been in ill health for several years and a patient at the TLC nursing home in Argos.
She was born Aug. 20, 1903 near Argos to Ira and Lucy CLIFTON WADDLE. She was married March 1, 1933 to Kenneth ROHRER in Argos. He died Oct. 12, 1960.
Surviving are a son, Vernon ROHRER, Mendon, Mich.; three grandsons, and cousins, an aunt and an uncle.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul C. LANDIS officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 7, 1970

Medford Kyle Newman, Sr.
The place for funeral services for Medford Kyle NEWMAN, Sr., 83, formerly of Mexico, has been changed from the Foster & Good funeral home to the First Brethren church at Mexico. The rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with burial in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Charles Belt
Charles BELT, 71, of New Carlisle, formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday in South Bend. Death resulted from a car accident which occurred at about 1 p.m. on Lincoln Way West.
Born March 7, 1899, Mr. Belt's marriage was to Bertha RAKOWSKI. She died in 1968. He was a member of the New Carlisle police department.
Surviving are one son, Charles BELT, Jr. of Parsippany, New Jersey; two sisters, Mrs. Louise YOUNG of New Carlisle and Mrs. Mildred FIELDS of Rochester, and one niece, Mrs. Bertha CASPERS of New Carlisle.
Final rites are pending.

Wednesday, July 8, 1970

Charles Belt
Final rites were conducted today at 2 p.m. in the H. C. Amen and Son funeral home, New Carlisle, for Charles BELT, 71, of R.R. 2, New Carlisle, who died Monday at 5:50 a.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital.
The Rev. James RUSSELL officiated. Burial was in the New Carlisle cemetery. Graveside military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post 297.
Born March 7, 1899, in Rochester, he had moved to New Carlisle 20 years ago from LaPorte. His marriage was June 30, 1926, in Valparaiso, to Bertha Lee RAKOWSKI, who died in 1968. He had served as a radio operator for the New Carlisle Police department.
Surviving are one son, Charles W. BELT of Parsippany, N.J.; and two sisters, Mrs. Louise YOUNG of New Carlisle, and Mrs. Mildred FIELDS of Rochester.

Mrs. Clarence Culp
Mrs. Clarence CULP, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 12:45 o'clock this afternoon in Woodlawn hospital. Rites are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Thursday, July 9, 1970

Jessie M. Spangler
Miss Jessie M. SPANGLER, 83, lifelong resident of Kewanna, died today at 1:15 a.m. in the Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth, where she had been for some time.
Miss Spangler was born Sept. 17, 1886 in Rochester. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and a 44-year member of the Kewanna Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are two brothers, Elmer SPANGLER of Milwaukee, Wis., and Clifford SPANGLER of Fargo, N.D.; two sisters, Miss Maud SPANGLER and Mrs. Ruth LOFLAND, both of Bradenton, Fla.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, with the Rev. Otis STONE officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call after 1 p.m Monday.

Amer C. Oler
Amer C. OLER, 83, a former Bourbon businessman, died Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's hospital in South Bend. Mr. Oler, who had been under a doctor's care, died while being admitted to the hospital.
Born July 28, 1886 at Argos, Mr. Oler spent the greater part of his life in Bourbon, where he was an oil dealer. He mainained a service station and tank wagon, which in earlier days was horsedrawn. He was the son of John and Melissa SPOHN OLER. He was married to Inez SILVIUS in 1909. She died in 1956. He was married on July 12, 1958 to Jessie BENNETT, who died Dec. 4, 1966. He was active in the civic affairs of the Bourbon community and served on the town board. He also was a member of the Bourbon Lions club and the Methodist church there.
He is survived by three sons, Garnie OLER of Hemet, Cal., John OLER of Sun Valley, Cal., and Lewis OLER of South Bend; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lola THEILE of Bellvue, Wash.; five step-daughters, Mrs. Vance FENSTERMAKER, and Mrs. Glenn WARNER, both of Argos; Mrs. Orville HEILINE, of Dyer, Mrs. Lewis HATTEN of Goshen, and Mrs. Donald BEHMER of Newpot Richey, Fla., and three step-sons, Charlie BENNETT, Lakeville; Clyde BENNETT and Clair BENNETT, both of Culver.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery at Bourbon.

Mildred L. Culp
Final rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home for Mrs. Mildred Louise CULP, 70, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH 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.
Born June 14, 1900, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Albert H. and Sarah Elizabeth (FENIMORE) ROSS. Her marriage was Nov. 21, 1921, in Rochester, to Clarence E. CULP, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Rochester area, she was a member of the Grace United Methodist church here and the Bide-A-Wee club of Fulton.
Surviving with her husband are one sister Mrs. Lee (Zora) [SHARPE] of Rochester; one brother, Don ROSS also of Rochester, and nieces and nephews, including Carl JENSEN of New Carlisle who was reared by the Culps. One sister, Florence CRAIG of Rochester preceded her in death.

Friday, July 10, 1970

SP 4 Michael Karl Waymire
Specialist Fourth Class Michael Karl WAYMIRE, 21, R.R. 2, Macy, was killed Sunday, [July 5, 1970], in Phu Bai, Vietnam, when his night defensive position came under attack, it was learned today.
He joined he Army in July of 1968 and in march of 1970 he went to Vietnam. At first he was in an infantry unit, but he was transferred into a supply division later.
Born June 12, [1949], in Wabash, he was the son of Vernon and Martha KARL WAYMIRE. His marriage was Nov. 30, 1969, in Chili, to June Radene MURPHY, who survives.
Before joining the Army, he had worked at Bahney Chevrolet in Akron as a mechanic. He was a lifetime resident of the Macy area and a memer of the Chili United Methodist church. A 1967 graduate of North Miami high school, he had participated in MYF, 4-H, band and was in the upper third of his class scholastically.
Surviving with the wife are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon WAYMIRE, R.R. 2, Macy; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vern WAYMIRE, Rich Valley, Ind.; three brothers, Kurt, Max and Kerry [WAYMIRE], all of R.R. 2, Macy.
Full military rites are pending at the Country Chapel, McCain funeral home, at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16

Saturday, July 11, 1970

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Monday, July 13, 1970

George W. Cleland
George Wesley CLELAND, 53, Fulton, died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday enroute to Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill since April 24 with a heart condition but his death was unexpected.
Born July 26, 1916 in Rochester, he was the son of Herman "Mike" and Reda BALDWIN CLELAND. He was a lifetime resident of Fulton county. He was married June 5, 1945 in Logansport to Mary Jean POORMAN, who died Feb. 7, 1967. Mr. Cleland had been employed by the Rochester plant of Sealed Power corporation for 14 years. He attended the Fulton Wesleyan church and was a member of Local 221, United Auto Workers union.
Surviving are two sons, Harold [CLELAND], of Fulton, and Michael Dean [CLELAND], at home; daughter, Janice [CLELAND], at home; four grandchildren; three brothers, Glenn [CLELAND], Rochester; Lewis [CLELAND], Mishawaka, and Joe [CLELAND], Mason, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Belva) LARGE, Culver; Mrs. Jack (Virginia) TIPPY, Columbia City, and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) CLEVENGER, Denver, Colo., and nieces and nephews. A brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton Wesleyan church with the Rev. Ira HOLT officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Guy A. Biby
Guy A. BIBY, 60, Greentown, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph's hospital in Kokomo following a long illness.
Mr. Biby was born April 13, 1910, in Tipton county to Sylvenus and Mona BIBY. He was married to Pauline HIATT, March 5, 1936. They lived in Greentown most of their married lives. Mr. Biby had been an employee of Continental Steel in Kokomo until he retired in 1964.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Guy E. [BIBY], of Gas City; Forest [BIBY], of Fort Wayne; Lindley [BIBY], of Rochester; Dan [BIBY], of Marion; and Mancil [BIBY] of Greentown; one daughter, Mrs. Donna CLARK, Converse; the step-mother, Mrs. Ella BIBY, Tipton; one brother, Omer BIBY, Cheraw, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Ruth COY, Kokomo; two half-brothers; three step-sisters, and twenty-one grandchildren.
Sevices will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pickett funeral home in Greentown. The Rev. Harold BARDSLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery in Greentown. Friends may call at the funeral home.

SP4 Michael Karl Waymire
Final rites have been set for SP4 Michael Karl WAYMIRE, 21, R.R. 2, Macy. He was serving with Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in South Vietnam, when his defensive position came under attack and he was killed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chili United Methodist church with the Rev. Tom WILSON officiating. The body will lie in state for one hour until the service. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain country chapel at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16.
He was born June 12, 1949 to Vernon and Martha KARL WAYMIRE. His marriage was Nov. 30, 1969, in Chili, to June Radene MURPHY, who survives.

Tuesday, July 14, 1970

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Wednesday, July 15, 1970

Jerry Lee Howard
Final rites were conducted today at 11 a.m in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee HOWARD, Jr., of Akron, for their son, Jerry Lee HOWARD, who died Tuesday at 5:20 a.m. in Memorial hospital, Logansport, ten hours after birth.
The Rev. Ralph DOTSON officiated. Burial was in the Akron cemetery.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HOOKS of Rochester; ad the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee HOWARD of Akron.

Thursday, July 16, 1970

[no obits]

Friday, July 17, 1970

Charles T. "Casey" Nones
Charles T. "Casey" JONES, 63, prominent Rochester businessman and manufacturer, died unexpectedly Thursday at 11:15 p.m. at his summer home on the north shore of Lake Manitou from a massive coronary attack.
Mr. Jones had not been in ill health ad his death came as a shock to family and friends.
He was owner of Jones Implement company, dealer in International Harvester farm equipment, at 226 East Seventh street, and also owned Magnetic Shield division of Perfection Mica company at 528 Monroe street. The latter firm fabricates electromagnetic shields used in the U.S. missile and rocket programs.
Long active in local civic work, Mr. Jones had been trustee of the Elks lodge and often made sizeable donations to worthy local causes.
The son of the late Charles T. JONES, Sr., who served as Democratic mayor of Rochester from 1930-34, he was that party's candidate for mayor in 1959 only to lose by 16 votes to the late Ray MYERS.
Born Jan. 16, 1907, near Tama, he was the son of Charles T. and Anna Viola DEAMER JONES, Sr., and had spent his entire life in the Talma and Rochester areas.
He graduated from Rochester high school in 1924, attended DePauw university one year and then returned to Rochester to enter the insurance business with his father.
Ten years later, in 1936, he entered the farm implement business and opened his own firm at the East Seventh street address in 1939. The Magnetic Shield operation was begun there in 1955 and later was expanded into a new building nearby.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges and of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
His marriage was April 11, 1929, in Kokomo, to Lillian KORBY, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Pamela) LOEBIG, R.R. 1, Rochester; a son, Francis K. JONES, R.R. 1, Rochester, who has been associated with his father in business; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Eva KILLION, of Ohio, and Mrs. Marjorie BRYANT, Florida; and nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Herman and Aaron JONES, preceded in death.
Last rites will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials other than flowers may be made to the heart fund or to Manitou Training Center.

Vada Ellen Cooper
Mrs. Vada Ellen COOPER of Cedar Lake died in St. Catherine's hospital in East Chicago. Final rites are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton.

Saturday, July 18, 1970

Vada Ellen Cooper
Vada Ellen COOPER, 80, R.R. 2, Cedar Lake, Ind., died at 1:10 a.m. Friday in St. Catherine's hospital, East Chicago, Ill.
Born Feb. 13, 1891 in Indiana, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. COOPER. She was a former Fulton resident.
Surviving are a brother, Harry COOPER, of Florida; a niece, Mrs. Hazel BARANOWSKI, Cedar Lake.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Joseph A. Leviton
Joseph A. LEVITON, 84, 1322 Hill street, died today at 2:45 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two weeks.
Mr. Leviton was born to Julius and Rachel LEVITON, in Lithuania, June 15, 1886 and came to Rochester from New Jersey 15 years ago. He was married Jan. 31, 1903 to Frieda MARCUS, who died in 1963.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Juliet) TRAEGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Al Ray RAND, Miami, Fla.; two sons, Sidney [LEVITON] of Miami, Fla., and Bernard [LEVITON] of Astoria, N.Y.; fifteen gradchildren, and twenty-six great-grandchildren.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to New York City, where funeral rites are pending. The family requests that memorials be made to the Manitou Training Center.

Monday, July 20, 1970

Irvin W. Green
Final rites will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist church, Knox, for Irvin W. GREEN, 81, of R.R. 2, Culver, who died Friday at 10:30 p.m.
Robert HORTON will officiate. Burial will be in the North Union cemetery, North Bend township. Friends may call at the Harry Price funeral home, Knox.
Born Aug. 29, 1888, in Akron, he was a lifetime resident of the Culver community. His marriage was June 2, 1931, in Knox, to Millie ESKRIDGE, who survives, along with two daughters, one son, eight grandchildren and four brothers.

William M. Baker
William Martin BAKER, 72, of Wabash road, died Sunday at 5:15 p.m. in the R. and N nursing home, Teegarden, Ind., where he had een a patient for two years.
Born March 17,1898, in Corydon, he was the son of Conrad and Julie MUELLER BAKER. His marriage was Fe. 13, 1919, to Tressie DEHM. Moving from Illinois, he had lived here twenty years. He was a former tree trimmer for the Townsend Tree Trimming company, and was an Army veteran of WW I.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Hazel) WEAKMAN, of Rocheser, and Mrs. Robert (Betty) ALDERFER of Marysville, Cal.; four sons, Harry E. BAKER, Eugene BAKER and Kenneth BAKER, all of Rochester, and Weldon BAKER of Warsaw; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Zula GREEN of Corydon, and one brother, Harvey BAKER, also of Corydon. One daughter, one brother and his parents preceded him in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ronald CRIPE officiating. Burial will be in he Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m Tuesday.

Russell L. Mills
Final rites were today at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Russell L. MILLS, 43, 1116 South Wabash avenue, who was found dead in his garage Saturday morning.
The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiated. Burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Rochester city police were called to the house by Mr. Mills' neighbors who had not seen any lights there for three days.
Dr. Wayne L KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner, said Mr. Mills died of carbon monoxide poisoning sometime Wednesday.
Born Aug. 11, 1926, in South Bend, he had lived here since 1958. A cost accountant and a former employee of the Kaiser Jeep corporation, he was an Army veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War.
Surviving are two aunts, Mrs. Samuel HEDGES of Rochester and Mrs. Earl MILLS of Kewanna.

Tuesday, July 21, 1970

Loit A. Pletcher
Loit A. PLETCHER, 85, of the Methodist Memorial home in Warren, Ind., formerly a Rochester resident, died unexpectedly Tuesday at 5:45 a.m. in the Memorial home.
Born Sept. 15, 1884, in Hookston, Ill., he was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife, Carrie [PLETCHER], who is also of the Methodist Memorial home, are one son, Robert PLETCHER of Elkhart; one daughter, Mrs. George COOK of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Roy PICKETT of Detroit and Mrs. Raymond KING of Elkhart.
Final rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Memorial home with the Revs. Gail DAVIS and Albert CLARKE officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill cemetery, Methodist Memorial home. Friends may call at the home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 22, 1970

Martha J. Thompson
Martha J. THOMPSON, 77, 913 Jefferson street, a Rochester resident for two years, died at 12:30 sa.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Last rites will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home,along with Eastern Star services by Akron OES 410. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 2 p.m. Thursday.

Hugh H. Cloud
Hugh H. CLOUD, 70, 500 West Fifth street, died Tuesday at 9:3- p.m. in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of two weeks.
Born Oct. 6, 1899, in Rochester, he was the son of John and Margaret OGDEN CLOUD. His marriage was March 19, 1923, in Rochester, to Bessie PERSONETT, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Rochester area, he was a former employee of the Armour company here. He was also a member of the United Brethren church of Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Earl J. CLOUD, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Cleta WEST, Kokomo; and one sister, Mrs. Ruth BENEDICT, Argos. One daughter, D. Huetta NORRIS, preceded him in death Sept. 4, 1965.
Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Francis ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 2 p.m. Thursday.

Guy H. Hutchins
Guy H. HUTCHINS, 82, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Tuesday at 5:20 p.m. in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following an illness of seven months.
Born Jan. 8, 1888, in West Branch, Mich., he was married April 20, 1913, in Chicago, to Josephine FISHER, who survives. A resident of Aubbeenaubbee township for 26 years, he was a farmer and a member of the Grace Lutheran church, Chicago.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, William HUTCHINS of Franklin Park, Ill.; Herbert HUTCHINS of Cbicago; and Harry FISHER of Park Ridge, Ill, and one grandson.
The body has been taken to the Eastrday-Bonine funeral home, in Culver, where final rites are pending.

Thursday, July 23, 1970

Guy H. Hutchins
Final rites have been set for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver for Guy H. HUTCHINS, 82, R.R. 4, Rochester.
The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate and burial will be at the Mount Emblem cemetery, Elmhurst, Ill., with graveside services at 3 p.m., Friday.
Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home, where memorial services will be conducted by the Henry H. Culver Masonic Lodge 617 at 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Hutchins died 5:20 p.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Parkview hospital following an illness of seven months.

Hugh H. Cloud
Additional survivors of Hugh H. CLOUD, 70, Rochester, who died Tuesday are seven grandchildren, Zimmerman Brothers funeral home reported today. A brother, Earl [CLOUD], and a grandchild preceded in death.

Martha Thompson
Final rites followed by Eastern Star services by the Akron OES will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Martha THOMPSON, 77, 913 Jefferson street, who died Wednesday at 12:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of two years.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery, Shelbyville, where graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday.
Born Dec. 19, 1892, in Southern Indiana, she was married in May of 1917, to Russell S. THOMPSON. He died Aug. 22, 1968. Moving from Indianapolis where she spent the majority of her life, she had lived at Nyona Lake and then in Rochester. She was a charter member of the Daughters of the Nile, and was a member of the Koran Temple 30 and the O.E.S. 131 all of Indianapolis. She had served as clerk of Marion county for nine years and was the clerk of the Columbia Club of Indianapolis for 17 years.

Friday, July 24, 1970

[no obits]

Saturday, July 25, 1970

Grace Shively
Mrs. Grace SHIVELY, 78, R.R. 2, Akron, died Friday at 7:30 p.m. following an illness of 10 days.
Mrs. Shively was born Jan. 20, 1892 in Newcastle township to Albert and Margret HOLDER BRIGHT. She was married to Everette SHIVELY, who died in 1962. She had spent her lifetime in this area.
Mrs. Shively is survived by two sons, Ernest [SHIVELY] of R.R. 2, Akron, and William [SHIVELY] of Ontario, Cal. and Sue DAINE of Akron.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Kenneth LEININGER officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, July 27, 1970

Orran L. Miller
Orran L. "Buddie" MILLER, 77, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 11:;50 a.m. Sunday at his residence following a heart attack.
Born June 15, 1893, in Kewanna, he was the son of Lewis F. and Minnie Bell WHITEHEAD MILLER. His marriage was Sept. 2, 1917, in Argos, to Hazel VANLUE, who survives. A retired farmer and former employee of Bendix corporation in South Bend, Mr. Miller had resided in the Tippecanoe area 26 years. He was a member of the Whitehead Church of the Brethren at New Paris.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs.Dale (Delores) GROSSMAN, Argos; two sons, Gordon MILLER, R.R. 2, Bourbon, and Welcome MILLER, R.R. 1, Walkerton; fourteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Noble (Grace) SHRINER and one brother, Lloyd MILLER, both of Goshen. One daughter, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Tippecanoe Community church. The Rev. James GABHART will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut church cemetery southeast of Argos. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, July 28, 1970

Lessie G. Haworth
Mrs. Lessie G. HAWORTH, 89, Attica, died at 5:30 a.m. today in the Miller Merry Manor in Plymouth. She was the mother of Mrs. Grace CARR and Max HAWORTH, both of Rochester.
Born April 27, 1881, in Park county, she was the daughter of Tilman Howard and Mary Elizabeth SKEETER SMITH. Her marriage was Dec. 2, 1908, in Paris, Ill., to William Wallace HAWORTH. He died April 10, 1955. Mrs. Haworth was a member of the United Methodist church at Atica.
Also surviving with the son and daughter are two sisters, Mrs. Emma USSELMAN of Whiting, and Mrs. Jessie PITTENGER, North Manchester; nine grandchildre and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the DeSutter chapel in Attica. The Rev. Harold BACHERT will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery at Attica. Friends may call at the DeSutter funeral home aftr 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Keith Bright
Keith BRIGHT, 67, formerly of Akron, died Monday at 11:45 a.m. in his home in Traverse City, Mich., following a short illness.
Born Nov. 14, 1902, in Wabash, he was the son of William C. and Melissa HOFFMAN BRIGHT. His marriage was in 1925 to Maxine YARIAN, who survives. Moving from Akron, he had lived in Traverse City for 20 years. A co-founder of the William C. Bright Lumber company of Akron and Peru, he had worked as an inspector for the Setwell Lumber company of Traverse City since 1961. He was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian church, Naples, Fla.
Surviving with the wife are one son, William H. BRIGHT of Merritt Island, Fla.; two grandchildren; and one brother, Eugene BRIGHT of Minneapolis, Minn.
Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Nelson Overmyer
Nelson OVERMYER, 62, of 10285 Harrison road, Osceola, a native of Richland township, died Sunday at the Osteopathic hospital in South Bend, after a brief illness.
Mr. Overmyer had lived in Talma until he went to Osceola 17 7ears ago. He was born in Richland township to Walter Lee and Gwendolyn LONG OVERMYER. He married Olenene BRODT of Delphi July 27, 1949. Mr. Overmyer was retired from Bendix of Mishawaka and was a veteran of World War II. He also was a member of the Rochester F&AM Lodge 79.
He is survived by his wife Olenene; two sons, Tom [OVERMYER] of Osceola, and Gene [OVERMYER] of Los Angeles, Cal., and a daughter, Shirley OVERMYER of Las Vegas, Nev.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Warner funeral home in Osceola. The Rev. Thomas FROST will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, July 29, 1970

Pearl L. Gochenour
Mrs. Pearl L. GOCHENOUR, 66, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at the Pulaski county hospital at Winamac, Tuesday at 9:15 p.m., following an illness of eight months. Mrs. Gochenour was admitted Tuesday afternoon.
She was born in North Bend township, Starke county, to John and Lucinda CHANEY BARLEY, November 11, 1903. She had lived in Rocheser since 1938, moving from North Liberty May 5, 1920, she was married to Samuel RENSBERGER, who died May 2, 1958. In 1968 she married Herbert GOCHENOUR, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Fern) HILAND, Edwardsburg, Mich.; four sons, Roy RENSBERGER, R.R. 5, Rochester; Dean RENSBERGER, R.R. 4, Rochester; Herman RENSBERGER, Plymouth, and Rowdy RENSBERGER, R.R. 2, Argos; nineteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two step-children, Mrs. Wesley Cholris CHEESMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Bill GOCHENOUR, of R.R. 6, Rochester; ten step-grandchildren, and eleven step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Henry CHANEY of Ora.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Curtis SYLVESTER officiating. Burial will be in the Bass Lake cemetery at Bass Lake. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thursday, July 30, 1970

William Becraft
William BECRAFT, Huntsville, Ill., died Wednesday evening in the Macomb, Ill. hospital. He was the father of Ernest BECRAFT, Rochester resident. Final rites will be conducted Friday afternoon in the Cookston funeral home in Augusta, Ill.

Catherine G. Pfeifer
Mrs. Catherine G. PFEIFER, 68, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Born Jan. 7, 1902, at Campus, Ill., she was the daughter of Joseph and Anna GREEN. Her marriage was Aug. 17, 1922, to Wendel L. PFEIFER. He died in 1967. Mrs. Pfeifer was a member of the St. Ann Catholic church at Kewanna and the Rosary society.
Surviving are two sons, Lawrence [PFEIFER], at home, and Cyril [PFEIFER], of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Milton DECKER, Loogootee, and Sister LOUISE, of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Mary ROCKETT, Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. Margaret WAHL, Detroit; five brothers, Tom GREEN, Monroe, Mich., and Michael and George GREEN, both of Joliet, Ill., and four grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Ann Catholic church at Kewanna. The Rev. Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Ann cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where the Rosary will be recited a 8 p.m. today.

Friday, July 31, 1970

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Saturday, August 1, 1970

Thelma M. Daulton
Mrs. Joe [S.] (Thelma Marie) DAULTON, 45, 4046 Windthrop drive, South Bend, a former Rochester resident, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Cleveland, , clinic following a one-year illness.
Born Nov. 15, 1924 in Winamac, she moved to Rochester and resided here until 1946, when she moved to South Bend. The former Thelma DAVIS, she was married May 11, 1944 to Joe DAULTON, who survives. The husband is a brother of Ben, Dale and Glenn DAULTON of Rochester.
Also surviving are two daughers, Mrs. Diane DANIELSON and Mrs. Michael McLAUGHLIN, both of South Bend, and three grandchildren.
Final rites will b e at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Tallemer-Goethals funeral home, 503 West Third street, Mishawaka. Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home.
[NOTE: Thelma Marie EYTCHESON married Jos. S. DAULTON, May 11, 1944 - Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983.]

Pierce Vires
Pierce VIRES, 63, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday in the emergency room of Plymouth Parkview hospital, an hour after being struck by a car on U.S. 31 in Argos.
Born Jan. 2, 1907 in Jackson, Ky., he was the son of James and Rhoda DUNAWAY VIRES. He had lived at Argos for 21 years, moving there from Hazard, Ky. On April 30, 1926, he was married to Annie WRIGHT, who survives. He was an employee of the Grey Iron foundry at Bremen.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Betty) HOUIN and Mrs. Rhoda KRAFT, both of Argos; Mrs. Terry (Delores) DOODY, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Richard (Annetta) RITTER, Rochester, and seven sons, Ewen [VIRES], of Argos, James [VIRES], of Mississippi, and Harold, Pierce Jr., Charles, Bernard and Larry [VIRES], all at home.
Final rits will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Armond RITTER of Rochester officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Harry R. Stoughton
Harry R. STOUGHTON, 83, R.R. 2, Argos, died today at 5:15 a.m. in the Plymouth Parkview hospital following an eight-month illness.
Mr. Stoughton was born near Columbus, March 16, 1887, to William and Martha BURNS STOUGHTON. He had been a resident of Argos for 35 years, moving there from Plymouth. He was a retired machinist and a member of the Argos United Methodist church. Mr. Stoughton married July 16, 1917, to Fannie O. CHART, who survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Richard [STOUGHTON], of R.R. 2, Argos, and Lee [STOUGHTON], of Fullerton, Cal.; seven grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Oma NOBLITT of Columbus, O. Two children, four brothers and two sisters are deceased.
Services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 3 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Tyner cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, August 3, 1970

Grace K. Meineka
Miss Grace Kristina MEINEKA, 61, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill 1 1/2 years.
Born April 13, 1909, in Knox, she was the daughter of Fred and Katherine EISLE MEINEKA. She had resided in this area 35 years, moving from Knox. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Minnie MARTIN, Rochester; Mrs. Katherine GALTON and Mrs. Geneva WHALEN, both of Marritt Isle, Fla. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Alfred C. GERNI will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 4, 1970

Elbie V. Herendeen
Dr. E. V. HERENDEEN, Rochester physician and surgeon, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Monday evening at his office, 120 West Ninth street. Death came at 8:15 p.m. while Dr. Herendeen was seated at his desk. He was 68 years of age.
The dean of Rochester's medical fraternity, Dr. Herendeen came to this city 32 years ago, in 1938, to begin his practice of medicine. He had sustained a heart attack 14 years ago, but recovered and resumed the care of his many patients.
Dr. Herendeen, who resided at 317 West Seventh street, maintained a lively interest and involvement in local community affairs. He was a trustee of Woodlawn hospital, director of the First National Bank and a director of the Rochester School Building Corporation that helped plan the city's new elementary school buildings.
Born Feb. 1, 1902, in Silver Lake, Elbie Verlyn HERENDEEN was the son of Andrew Newton and Lydia METZGER HERENDEEN. His marriage was Dec. 1, 1923, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Orpha METZGER, who survives.
A graduate of Silver Lake high school, he earned his M.D. degree from Indiana university school of medicine and served as intern resident at Marion county general hospital in Indianapolis.
During World War II, he served as a major with the medical corps of the Army Air Force.
Dr. Herendeen was a member of the Fulton County Medical Society, American and Indiana Medical associations, Rochester American Legion Post, Elks and Moose lodges, 32nd Degree Mason and Fort Wayne Scottish Rite; Theta Kappa Psi medical society and a charter member of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
Besides the wife, he is survived by two sons, both of whom followed their father into the paractice of medicine, Dr. Donald E. HERENDEEN, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Dr. Thomas L. HERENDEEN, Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Lois) FILA, of Indianapolis, and ten grandchildren, Andrew and Suzanne FILA of Indianapolis; Eric, Daniel, Julia and Patricia HERENDEEN, Kalamazoo, and Nancy, Jennifer, Karen and Thomas HERENDEEN, Fort Wayne.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward [HERENDEEN].
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where graveside rites will be conducted by the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Wednesday, August 5, 1970

Elbie V. Herendeen
One measure of a man's life is the good he leaves behind him, his contributions to the betterment of his fellow man.
By this standard, the record of the existence of E. V. HERENDEEN will rank with the best.
Death came unexpectedly Monday evening to Dr. Herendeen. It found him, as one would have expected, at work in the medical practice to which he had devoted 32 years in this city.
Rochester and Fulton county citizens, by the hundreds, have justifiable reasons to mourn the passing of this dedicated physician and surgeon. He followed the practice of medicine with a lifelong compassion for those who came to him for healing. His life, in a real sense, belonged to his patients and he gave them of it until the very end.
Dr. Herendeen's absence from out midst creates a critical void, not only by the loss of his medical talents but primarily because of the loss of the man he was.
Yet in his career, his family and his children he reached a self-fulfillment that few of us can realize. And he leaves behind a deep and undying respect from all who knew him.

Thurston Meloy
Thurston MELOY, 71, Jeffersonville, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday in that city. He was za native of Argos. A retired manager of the Indiana Gas and Water Utility company at Jeffersonville, his marriage was to Fonta BROWN, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Thurston [MELOY] Jr., of Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia LEEKEY, South Bend; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Irene KEPLER, Michawaka; two brothers,Watson [MELOY], of Plymouth, and Walter [MELOY], of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Scott funeral home in Jeffersonville. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, August 6, 1970

Lillie B. Gamble
Mrs. Lillie B. GAMBLE, former Rochester resident and mother of Edward W. GAMBLE of this city, died Sunday in Oak Forest hospital in Oak Forest, Ill. Burial was at Lemont, Ill.

Bryan Richard Malley
Bryan Richard MALLEY, 10-day-old son of James and Judy CALHOUN MALLEY of Indianapolis, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Riley hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born July 26, at Indianapolis. In addition to the parents, he is survived by a brother, James [MALLEY], at home; the maternal grandparents, Col. and Mrs. James CALHOUN, Indianapolis; the paternal grandparents, Lt. Col. and Mrs. Leo H. MALLEY, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter CARPENTER, of Akron, the great-grandparents.
Services and burial will be at the West Point Academy at New York state Monday. The Haupert funeral home of Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, August 7, 1970

Ruth A. Daine
Mrs. Ruth A. DAINE, 51, Gilead, died at 5:30 a.m today in Wabash county hospital. She had been ill six months.
Born Jan. 24, 1919, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Roy L. and Mary [Orpha FERREE] GRONINGER. Her marriage was March 26, 1938, in Peru, to Cleotis DAINE, who survives. She had spent most of her life in the Gilead and Akron communities. Mrs. Daine was a member of the Twelvette club.
Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Steve (Connie) SWANTNER, Denver; three sons, Larry [DAINE], of Akron; Kerry and Mark [DAINE], at home; her mother, Mrs. Mary GRONINGER, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) DAINE, South Bend, and Mrs. Dale (Alice) McFARLAND, of Akron; five brothrs, Harold GRONINGER, Gordon GRONINGER, Otto GRONINGER, and Wayne GRONINGER, all of Akron, and Lt. Col. Dwight GRONINGER, of Indianapolis.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 8, 1970

J. Richard Reed
J. Richard REED, 50, a former Argos resident, died at midnight Thursday in London, England. Funeral services are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Monday, August 10, 1970

George Duncan
Word has been received by Mrs. Garry DANIELS of Rochester of the unexpected death in Florida Saturday night of George DUNCAN. He was the husband of the former Mary Jane ALSPACH of Rochester. The Duncans moved in February from Brighton, Ill., to Sun City Center, Fla. Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of a son, who is with the Armed Forces in Germany.

J. Richard Reed
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for J. Richard REED, former Argos resident, residing in Park Ridge, Ill., who died Thursday in London, England.
The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Feb. 9, 1920, near Hamlet, he was the son of Jacob and Mattie TRIMBLE REED. His marriage was Oct. 13, 1945, in Argos, to Winifred FLEMING, who survives. He was a graduate of Argos high school and resided in that community 10 years prior to moving to Park Ridge, Ill. He was a sales representative for Dunn and Bradstreet company for the past 30 years and a member of the Argos Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are three sons, Gregory [REED], of Kokomo, David and Jimmy [REED], both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Francis (Margaret) LaTURNER and Mrs. Walter (Ann) HARLEY, both of Argos; two step-brothers, Floyd FLETCHER, Culver, and Elmer FLETCHER, of Argos.

Maude E. Sipson
Mrs. Maude E. SIPSON, 86, Lake Geneva, Wis., died early Sunday morning in the Homestead nursing home in Delavan, Wis. She had been a patient one year.
A former resident of Lake Manitou and Rochester, she was born Jan. 27, 1884, in Spartansburg, Pa. Her marriage was Aug. 16, 1910, in Spartansburg, to William E. SIPSON, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sipson had been residing the past years with a niece, Mrs. R. G. NEUBURGER, Lake Geneva, Wis.
Surviving are one brother, Arthur WINANS, Harrison, Ark., and nieces and nephews. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Myrtle Erwin
Mrs. Myrtle ERWIN, 87, Marion, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the Grant Memorial hospital in Marion.
A native of Fulton county, she was born Nov. 21, in this county, the daughter of William and Rebecca DAVIS. Her marriage was to George ERWIN, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Marion.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) SHELTON, Mrs. Charles BOOTH, and Miss Marjorie ERWIN, all of Marion; one sister, Mrs. [Della] PONTIUS, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist church in Marion. Burial will be in the Marion cemetery. Friends may call at the Diggs Funeral home in that city after 7 p.m today.

Tuesday, August 11, 1970

Nancy Smith
Nancy SMITH, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. SMITH of Fairfax, Va., was killed Thursday when she was hit by a car in Ocean City, Md., while the family was on vacation. Burial was in Fairfax. The father, a former Rochester resident, is a brother of Admiral SMITH of Lake Manitou and of Mrs. Harold S. YOUNG, 1520 Main street.

Jessie Paxton
Mrs. Jessie PAXTON, 72, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 9:35 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. She was admitted Sunday following a short illness.
Born Nov. 11, 1897, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Israel and Laura Bell HITE LANDIS. She had spent most of her life in Kosciusko county. Her marriage was Feb. 28, 1914, in Warsaw, to Russell PAXTON, who survives. She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving with her husband are five daughters, Mrs. Fred (Charlotte) KEESEY, Akron; Mrs. Ralph (Edna) CURTIS, Indianapolis; Mrs. Wilbur (Neva) STACKHOUSE, Bourbon; Mrs. Gail (Freda) GEIGER, Milford; Mrs. George (Bonnie) GARBER, North Manchester; four sons, James [PAXTON], Silver Lake, Edward, Earl and Larry [PAXTON], all of Rochester; twenty-nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie SAMSON, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Ethel BUCHER, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and two brothers, Dow LANDIS and Ted LANDIS, both of Akron. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Silver Creek Church of God. The Revs. George REASOR and Victor YEAGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

John A. Webb
John A. "Lonnie" WEBB, 78, R.R. 1, Etna Green, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at his residence. He had been ill several years.
Born June 11, 1892, in Wakarusa, he was the son of Nathan and Eva WEBB. His marriage was Jan. 1, 1914, in Etna Green, to Ruth PITTMAN. She survives. A retired farmer, Mr. Webb had lived his life in Etna Green. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church at Etna Green.
Also surviving are one son, Doyle [WEBB], of Warsaw, two sisters, Mrs. Joe HUFFMAN, Atwood, and Mrs. Goldie PLETCHER, Nappanee; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home at Mentone. Elder Elias GARBER will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Joe W. Myers and
Jane Myers
Joe W. MYERS, 49, vice president of industrial relations for Continental Steel and president of the Kokomo Area Chamber of Commerce, and his daughter, Jane [MYERS], 19, died Sunday in a boating accident on Lake LaCroix in Ontario, Canada.
Myers was a brother of Melvin "Jack" MYERS Sr., R.R. 1, Rochesrter, and an uncle of Melvin MYERS Jr., R.R. 6, Rochester.
Myers, his wife and daughter were on a fishing trip to Canada. Mrs. Myers was reported in fair condition after being found washed up on a beach below a falls. Myers' body was found Sunday, his daughter's body being located Monday.
The manager of the resort where the three were staying said the boat evidently was caught in swirling water of rapids and then plunged over falls on a river which empties into Lake LaCrois.

Wednesday, August 12, 1970

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Thursday, August 13, 1970

Gertrude F. Overmyer
Mrs. Gertrude F. OVERMYER, 65, Mishawaka, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joe, Mich. following a long illness.
A native of Fulton county, she was born Sept. 29, 1904. Her marriage was Dec. 23, 1922, in Rochester, to Russell W. OVERMYER, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Harold Dean and John C. [OVERMYER], both of South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. George BADDERS, Mishawaka; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Warren ACKENHUSEN, of Mishawaka.
Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hollis funeral home in South Bend. The Rev. Lawrence LEE will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joe Valley Memorial Park in St. Joe, Mich. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today and Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Paul L. Bridegroom
Paul L. BRIDEGROOM, 71, a former Leiters Ford resident, died Wednesday in Indianapolis.
Born in Fulton county, he had lived most of his life here and at one time was a mathematics teacher at the Leiters Ford high school.
Surviving with his wife, Gene [BRIDEGROOM], are three daughters, Mrs. Ann TOOLE of Detroit, Mich., Miss D. J. BRIDEGROOM of Indianapolis and Sister PAULINE, PHJC of Chicago; one son, Tom BRIDEGROOM of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, and one brother, Bernard BRIDEGROOM, Chicago.
Final rites will be Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Peter's and Paul's cathedral, Indianapolis. Friends may call at the Feeney-Kirby mortuary in Indianapolis.

Friday, August 14, 1970

Minnie F. Calaway
Minnie Florence CALAWAY, 80, of 1023 Monroe street, died at 11:40 this morning at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for four weeks. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, August 15, 1970

Minnie F. Calaway
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie F. CALAWAY, 80, 1023 Monroe street, who died at 11:40 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Calaway had been a patient at Woodlawn for four weeks before her death.
Born May 5, 1890 in Maytown, Ky., she was the daughter of William and Nancy SEXTON WARD. She had lived in this area for 50 years, moving here from Maytown. She was married to Clay PIERATT, who preceded in death. She was married to James M. NICKELL, who also preceded in death. She was married to Otto CALAWAY, who also preceded in death. She was a member of the Women of the Moose of Plymouth.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irene HOOKER and Mrs. Van (Helen) KELLY, both of Rochester; five sons, Omer PIERATT, Peru; Elwood PIERATT, R.R. 4, Rochester; Harvey NICKELL, R.R. 6, Rochester; Ward NICKELL and Billy NICKELL, both of Logansport; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Maggie INGRAM of Ezel, Ky., and Lillie NICKELL of Cincinnati, O. Three sisters preceded in death.

Alice Williams
Mrs. Alice WILLIAMS, 82, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 12:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Friday.
Born Sept. 14, 1887 in Wynne, Ark., she was the daughter of David and Ellen Allen GRAHAM. She had lived in this area 18 years. Her husband, Arthur WILLIAMS, preceded in death.
Surviving are a brother, James GRAHAM, Chicago; a grandson, Eric ISRAEL, Rochester, and an adopted son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar TATE, Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zion Gospel chapel at County Roads 1100 West and 300 South, with the Rev. Leon HOFER officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver after noon on Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church after that.

Monday, August 17, 1970

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Tuesday, August 18, 1970

Helen L. Castleman
Final rites were conducted Saturday in Great Falls, Montana for Mrs. Helen Louise CASTLEMAN, 68, native of Rochester, who died unexpectedly Thursday in a Great Falls hospital. Born Nov. 1, 1901, in Rochester, Mrs. Castleman lived in Indiana until she moved to Arizona as a young woman. She was a graduate of Rochester high school and a former schoolteacher at Richland Center. Among the survivors is her sister, Mrs. Hazel CESSNA, Rochester, a nephew, Eldon CESSNA and one niece, Mrs. Gene KELLEY, both of Rochester.

Herma N. Wolf
Miss Herma N. WOLF, 72, Mishawaka, died at 4:35 p.m. Monday in the Cardinal nursing home in South Bend where she had been a patient two weeks.
A former Rochester resident, she was born June 26, 1898, in Logansport, the daughter of George and Angeline BALL WOLF. She moved from Rochester to South Bend in 1924. Miss Wolf was a former schoolteacher and taught in Rochester schools. She retired from teaching in 1922. She was a member of the Rochester Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Everett (Dessie) GREATHOUSE, Rochester, and Mrs. Max (Mary) McCARTER, of Peru, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday 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. today.

Karren K. Brown
Mrs. Karren K. BROWN, 26, Kokomo, died Monday morning in the Indiana university Medical center at Indianapolis following a seven-year illness. She was a former Rochester resident.
Born Nov. 5, 1943, in Christopher, Ill., she was the daughter of Kenneth Eldridge and Faye GARNER. Her marriage was to Terry BROWN, who survives. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Michael [BROWN], at home; her mother, of Fullerton, Cal., and brothers and sisters
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fenn funeral home at Kokomo. Burial will be in Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 19, 1970

Esther A. Hooks
Mrs. Esther A. HOOKS, 69, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday in Windfield, Mo. She was the mother of Mrs. Barbara ZARTMAN of Rochester. Her husband, Herbert HOOKS, died in 1959. Final rites will be Thursday in the Ricks funeral home in Windfield. Burial will be Saturday in Michigan City. Surviving with the daughter is a son, Herbert [HOOKS] Jr., Missouri, and nine grandchildren.

Thursday, August 20, 1970

Louise Miller
Mrs. Louise MILLER, 46, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Clinic hospital at Bluffton. She had been a patient four days and seriously ill 10 days.
Born Oct.9, 1923, in Cass county, she was the daughter of Matthew and Mary SCHMIDT SPENCER. Her marriage was June 19, 1949, in Gilead to Frank R. MILLER, who survives. Mrs. Miller had lived in the Roann area 21 years, moving from Cass county. She was a member of the Noconza Baptist church.
Also surviving are three daughtrs, Mrs. Corwin (Marian) KEAFFAVER, in England; Mrs. John (Jennie) GRZELAK, Bluffton, and Debbie [MILLER], at home; two sons, Frank [MILLER], R.R. 3, North Manchester, and Freddie [MILLER], at home; three grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Mary SPENCER, of Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Marilyn MOON, Peru, and one brother, Thomas SPENCER, Indianapolis.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Niconza Baptist church. The Rev. Frank HAYMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetry at Macy. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials other than flowers may be made to he memorial Baptist Chidren's home in Kouts, Ind.

Friday, August 21, 1970

Francis E. Ludwig
Francis E. "Abe" LUDWIG, 52, Argos, died at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been a patient three days.
Born July 17, 1918, at Ora, he was the son of Richard and Annie SMITH LUDWIG. His marriage was July 17, 1949, to Violet SARBER KRING, who survives. He was a member of the Plymouth Moose lodge.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frances BUTLER, Argos; Mrs. Martha MUFFLEY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Irene CREIGHBAUM, of Tippecanoe; two sons, Kenneth [LUDWIG], of Plymouth, and David [LUDWIG], at home. three step-daughters, Mrs Sue FEAGLES, Lakeland, Fla.; Miss Donna KRING, Argos, and Mrs. Mary DeVOS, Indianapolis; one step-son, Charles KRING, Plymouth; two brothers, Thomas LUDWIG, of Rochester, and Clyde LUDWIG, of Argos.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home. The Rev. A. E. GIVENS will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Laura M. Emmons
Mrs. Laura M. EMMONS, 77, 417 Indiana avenue, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for eight and one-half weeks.
Mrs. Emmons was born to Lewis and Francis Ann PACEY HOLZ near Del Rey, Ill., July 2, 1893. She had lived most of her early life near Newcastle township and had spent her later life in Rochester. In Rochester in 1918 she married Loren EMMONS who died in Oct. 1948. She was a member of Grace United Methodist church and had been a member of the Rebekah Evergreen lodge for over 50 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Doris ) ESHELMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Cheryl Ann EMMONS, Tipp City, and one sister Irene HALDEMAN, Akron. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Francis ROGERS officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Anna Reinholt
Mrs. Anna Laura REINHOLT, 80, Leitrs Ford, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at her residence. She had een ill one year.
Born April 7, 1890, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Frank and Harriet OVERMYER [YOUNG]. Her marriage was Sept. 24, 1909, in Winamac, to Edward F. REINHOLT. He died Nov. 15, 1966. She was a retired employee of the Rice corporation in Winamac.
Surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Eva JONES, Delong; six grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Cecil LEWIS, Rensselaer; Mrs. John REINHOLT, Culver, and Mrs. Jessie RILLA, of Warner, and one brother, Fred. YOUNG, of Rensselaer. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac. The Rev..Robert ELLISON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Monterey. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, August 22, 1970

Henriette Henricks
Miss Henrietta HENRICKS, 94, died at 8 a.m. today at the home of her brother-in-law, John LEAF, in Kewanna. Rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Kewanna Church of Christ. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.

W. K. Miller
W. K. MILLER, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10:30 a.m. today at his home. Rites are pending at Sheetz funeral home.

Albert J. Cox
Albert J. COX, R.R. 1, Akron, died this morning at 10 o'clock at his residence. Sheetz funeral home is in charge of rites.

Harry M. Shorter
Harry M. SHORTER, 59, Lafayette, formerly of Akron, died in St. Elizabeth's hospital at Lafayette. Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Mary's Cathedral in Lafayette and burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery there. Friends may call at the Zahn-Schneider funeral home in Lafayette after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, August 24, 1970

Patricia J. Hooker
Miss Patricia Jane "Patty" HOOKER, 45, Rochester, died at 12:40 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one week.
A lifetime resident of this city, she was born March 4, 1925, in Rochester, the daughter of Glen HOOKER and Mrs. Rex (Dorothy) MILLER MOORE.
Surviving are her mother, of Rochester, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude MILLER, Rochester, one step-sister, Mary Katherine CULLIVAN, Rochester, a step-brother, Robert D. MOORE, South Bend, and aunts and uncles.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. V. A. LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William K. Miller
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for William K. MILLER, 60, R.R. 1, Akron, who died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence. The Revs. Claude FAWNS and John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where Masonic services will be conducted at 9 o'clock this evening.
Born July 28, 1910, in Akron, he was the son of William C. and Ora KROFT MILLER. His marriage was Jan. 1, 1934, in Indianapolis to Helen YOUNG, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Akron community, Mr. Miller was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Akron Masonic lodge. He was an employee of the Cutler-Jones Hardware company, Peru. Surviving with his wife are one son, William A. [MILLER], Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Estil (Joanna) FOX, Bloomington, and Mrs. Forrest (Cozette) HIGGINS, of Akron.

Harry M. Shorter
Final rites were conducted this morning at St. Mary's Cathedral in Lafayette for Harry M. SHORTER, 59, Lafayette, who died at 4:45 p.m. Friday in St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette. Burial was in the St. Mary's cemetery.
A former Akron resident, Mr. Shorter was co-owner of the Ace hardware store in Lafayette, retiring a year ago because of ill health. He had been a patient at the hospital since May 29. A native of Winamac, Mr. Shorter was married in 1941 to Mary BEMENDERFER, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of St. Mary's Cathedral and the Disabled American Veterans. He moved from LaPorte to Lafayette in 1954.
Surviving with the wife are five sons, Stephen [SHORTER], Alamogordo, N.M.; Mark, Tim and Thomas [SHORTER], all of Lafayette, and Fred [SHORTER], stationed with the Army at Fot Knox, Ky.; four daughters, Georgia Ann, Susan, Mary Jane and Kathy [SHORTER], all at home; a brother, Clement [SHORTER], of Bremen, and three sisters, Mrs. Newman GEE, Logansport; Miss Mary SHORTER, Beverly Hills, Cal., and Miss Gertrude SHORTER, Chicago.
The Zahn-Schneider funeral home at Lafayette was in charge of services.

Lillian Schoenenberger
Mrs. Lillian SCHOENENBERGER, 70, former Rochester resident, died Friday at St. Petersburg, Vla. She had been ill several years and serious one week.
Born Aug. 15, 1900 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Harley and Ella BANNISTER McCARTER. She had resided here 25 years, moving from South Bend. For the past 10 years her home has been in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her marriage was Aug. 11, 1945, to Richard SCHOENENBERGER.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Zetha McINTIRE, of Elkhart; two step-sons, John VOIGT, Royal Oak, Mich., and Richard SCHOENENBERGER, Jr., of New Jersey, and four grandchildren.
Final rites will be conducted Thursday in the Welshimer funeral home in South Bend.

Howard Chamberlain
Howard CHAMBERLAIN, 63, Rochester native who resided in Cincinnati, died early this morning at his residence there. He was a former news commentator for WLWT television station in Cincinnati.
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack CHAMBERLAIN and attended Rochester high school.
Surviving are his wife, Lurella [CHAMBERLAIN]; two sons, John and Gene CHAMBERLAIN; six grandchildren, and two brothers, Jerome and Robert CHAMBERLAIN.
Final rites are pending at the Paul R. Young funeral home in Cincinnati.

Cecil R. McVay
Cecil Ray McVAY, 68, McAllen, Texas, died at 6:07 p.m. Saturday in the Alliance Rest Village at McAllen after an illness of one year.
Born in Pulaski county near Kewanna Aug. 23, 1902, he was the son of Harry and Myrtle GUISE McVAY. He attended school in Kewanna, then moved to Tulsa, Okla., in 1920. He had lived in McAllen for 35 years. A retired employee of the Tulsa Oil company, Mr. McVay had operated an upholstering shop in McAllen before becoming ill. He was married to Savola POORE of Tulsa, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard and Daniel [McVAY], and a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Norma Jean) SCHACH, all of Texas; eight grandchildren; the step-mother, Mrs. Bessie McVAY, Rochester, and three sisters, Mrs. Paul (Opal) TREES, Tulsa; Mrs. William (Ruth) HIKE, Encinitas, Cal., and Mrs. Carl (Mary Alice) OVERMYER, Rochester. A son, Cecil Ray [McVAY] Jr., and a brother, Ralph [McVAY], preceded in death.
Final rites and burial will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in McAllen.

Albert J. Cox
Final rites were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Albert J. COX, 75, R.R. 1, Akron, who died at 7 a.m. Saturday at his residence. The Rev. Claude FAWNS officiated. Burial was in the Akron cemetery.
Born Oct. 7, 1894, in Howard county, he was the son of William and Rose Ellen CARSON COX. His marriage was Dec. 19, 1915, in Tipton, to Belle RESSLER, who preceded in death. A retired farmer, Mr. Cox had resided in the Akron community 47 years, moving from Tipton county. He was a member of the Friends church of New Salem.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Orville (Octava) PAUL, Indianapolis; Mrs. Maxine MAHONEY, Detroit; Mrs. Arthur (Monell) KISSELL, Walton, and Mrs. W. A. (Jean) JONES, Rochester; one son, Ted COX, Akron; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Carl (Modena) LEININGER, Akron; Mrs. Fred (Leota) ALLEN, Kokomo; Mrs. Ed (Etta) WHITE, Wabash; Mrs. Viola SWAIN, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Jesse and Paul COX, both of Akron. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.

Agnes Rans
Mrs. Agnes RANS, 73, Mentone, died unexpectedly at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
Born Feb. 6, 1897, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Jacob and Sarah REED HENDRICKSON. Her marriage was Dec. 22, 1915, to George H. RANS. He died in 1948. Mrs. Rans was a former cook and had resided the past 33 years in Mentone, moving from Fulton. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Mentone and the Mentone Home Economics club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Fern) DESSON and Mrs. Raymond (Grace) LEWIS, both of Mentone; one sister, Mrs. Nellie RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Fulton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Mentone Baptist church. The Rev. Norman McVAY will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone from 7 p.m. Monday until noon on Wednesday at the church from noon until the time of service.

Minnie Leffert
Mrs. Minnie LEFFERT, 103, Argos, died at 2:30 a.m. sunday in the Plymouth nursing home where she had been a patient since 1960. She was Marshall county's oldest resident.
Mrs. Leffert came to this country from Ireland with her parents at the age of 15. She was a former schoolteacher and taught students at a log school west of Argos which was known as the Whippoorwill school.
Born Jan. 8, 1867, in Ireland, she was the daughter of Michael and Margaret DUGAN. Her marriage was June 20, 1895, to Barney LEFFERT. He died Jan. 28, 1927. She was a member of the Jordan Baptist church.
Surviving are four nieces, Mrs. Margaret CRISP, Larned, Kans.; Mrs. Herbert MORRILL and Mrs. Angeline HARRELL, both of Argos, and Mrs. Frances DRAKE, Walkerton.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Henrietta Henricks
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Kewanna Church of Christ for Miss Henrietta HENRICKS, 94, who died at 8 a.m. Saturday in the home of her brother-in-law, John LEAF, at Kewanna.
The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and at the church an hour before the service.
A Kewanna resident 18 years, Miss Henricks was born Oct. 16, 1875, near Bruce Lake, the daughter of Seth and Judith CROSSGROVE HENRICKS. She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Also surviving are nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Preceding in death were a sister and half-sister, a brother and two half-brothers.

Tuesday, August 25, 1970

Howard Chamberlain
Final rites will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Paul R. Young funeral home in Cincinnati for Howard CHAMBERLAIN, 63, Rochester native, who died Monday morning of a heart attack suffered at his residence in Cincinnati. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here where graveside rits are set tentatively for 2:30 p.m.
Mr. Chamberlain, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack CHAMBERLAIN, was born in Rochester and graduated from the Rochester high school. He had been associated with WLW and WLWT radio and television stations in Cincinnati for the past 30 years. He was an employee at the time of his death.
He became well known as the moderator of the "World Front" news analysis program which started with the impromptu reporting of Pearl Harbor Day. He was moderator for the "Home Fixin" television program for many years and program director for WLW station in Cincinnati. He taught newscasting at the University of Cincinnati.
He was a member of the Cudier Press club in Cincinnati, the Radio and TV Correspondence association in Washington, D.C.
Surviving are his wife, Lurella [CHAMBERLAIN]; two sons, John CHAMBERLAIN, Torrence, Cal., and Gene CHAMBERLAIN, Galion, O.; six grandchildren; his step-mother, Mrs. Alta CHAMBERLAIN, Rochester; two brothers, Jerome [CHAMBERLAIN], of Middletown, O., and Robert [CHAMBERLAIN], of Battle Creek, Mich. Mrs. Evelyn FOSTER, Rochester, was reared in the Jack CHAMBERLAIN home.
[NOTE: Also see Wendell C. & John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK: CHAMBERLAIN, Howard R.]

Wednesday, August 26, 1970

Roscoe E. Plunkett
Roscoe E. PLUNKETT, 76, Belleair Beach, Fla. died Aug. 7, it was learned here today. He is survived by his wife, the former Edna KEPLER, who was born and reared in Rochester, and a son, James [PLUNKETT], of South Bend. Mrs. Plunkett is a sister of Orlen "Brick" KEPLER, a longtime resident of Rochester who now lives in Dunnellon, Fla.

Earl E. Chapman
Earl E. CHAPMAN, 86, R.R. 5, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
Born April 27, 1884, in Argos, he was the son of Monroe and Lavina FISH CHAPMAN. His mrriage was to Myrtle SENSIBAUGH, who preceded him in death. Mr. Chapman had resided most of his life in the Talma and Mentone areas. He operated a general store in Talma from 1914 to 1928. He had worked in groceries in the Mentone area. He was a member of the Harrison Center United Methodist church.
Surviving are three brothers, Merble [CHAPMAN], Tiosa; Russell [CHAPMAN], Talma, and Charles [CHAPMAN], of Goodland; two sisters, Mrs. Audrey COLE and Mrs. Jessie CALLIS, both of Goodletsville, Tenn.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. R. O. MIKELS will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Olive May Krieg
Mrs. Olive May KRIEG, 90, R.R. 1, Denver, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.
She was born June 9, 1880 to Henry and Matilda GAERTE in Miami county. In 1902 she married Orien KRIEG, who survives. She had lived all her life in Miami county and was a member of the Emanuel Evangelical church of Akron.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Ethel) SANDERSON, Peru; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, August 27, 1970

Harvey F. Smith
Harvey Ferry "Speck" SMITH, 76, R.R. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday of a neart attack suffered at his place of business, Speck's Garage, on U.S 31, seven miles south of Rochester.
Born Sept. 25, 1893, in Miami county, he was the son of Fred and Laura YATES SMITH. His marriage was Dec. 23, 1916, to Izora NYE, who survives.
A lifetime resident of this area, he owned and operated Speck's garage on U.S. 31 at the Fulton-Miami county line, seven miles south of Rochester, since 1913. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge, Masonic lodge in Macy, and the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Harvey [SMITH] Jr., and Glen [SMITH], both of Macy; one daughter, Mrs. Bayrd (Juana) ROBINSON, Cheney, Kans.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Emma) SANDERS, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Glen (Bessie) EDWARDS, also of Macy.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. Darrell TAGGART and James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday where Masonic rites will be conducted at 9 p.m. The family has requested that donations other than flowers be made to the proposed coronary and intensive care unit at Woodlawn hospital.

Lester E. Ford
Lester E. FORD, 45, LaFontaine, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday in the Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis after an illness of four weeks. He was the husband of the former Jane BOWEN CLARK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis BOWEN of Akron.
Mr. Ford was employed by the Fisher Body Plant in Marion as a skilled tradesman.
Also surviving are three step-children, Marcia, Carol and Jeffrey CLARK; an adopted son, Duane FORD; two brothers, and two sisters.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the LaFontaine United Methodist church. Burial will be in the LaFontaine I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Unter funeral home in LaFontaine after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 28, 1970

Walter McNeil
Walter McNEIL, 82, Lake Manitou, died at 12:30 p.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Thursday evening. Funeral services are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, August 29, 1970

Walter E. McNeil
Final rites for Walter E. McNEIL, 82, R.R. 1, Rochester (Lake Manitou), will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. A. E. GIVENS officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. McNeil died at 12:15 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Thursday. He had been in failing health several years.
Born March 24, 1888 in Boston, Mass., he was one of the 20 orphans who were taken into Rochester homes in 1892 and was reared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy MYERS. He resided most of his life in Fulton county and had spent the winters in Palm Harbor, Fla., for the last 21 yers. He was married June 5, 1913 in Plymouth to Dessie M. OVERMYER, who survives. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Emmanuel Methodist church of Culver.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Donald E. [McNEIL], of Indio, Cal., and Royal N. [McNEIL], of South Bend; five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. A daughter, Mrs. Clary Jean ANDRUS, died four years ago.
[NOTE: Also see Wendell C. & John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK: HOMELESS BABIES FROM BOSTON.]

Earl E. Vandermark
Earl Emmot "Bully" VANDERMARK, 70, Mentone, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday at his home following a stroke. His death was unexpected.
Born Jan. 10, 1900 in Mentone, he was the son of Levi and Mary MELTON VANDERMARK. He resided all his life in the Mentone area and was a retired employee of the Midwest Spring company of Mentone.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Gordon (Edith) YOUNG, R.R. 2, Warsaw. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the King Memorial home at Mentone and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, August 31, 1970

Frieda Detrick
Mrs. John DAMAS of Rochester has received word that her sister-in-law, Mrs. Frieda DETRICK of San Marino, Cal., died Sunday morning. Burial will be in California Wednesday. Mrs. Detrick was the sister of the late John DAMAS.

Tommie H. Arnett
Tommie H. ARNETT, 37, R.R. 1, Rochestr, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday in Veterans Administration hospital in Fort Wayne, where he was admitted Thursday. He had been in failing health six weeks.
Born June 13, 1933 in Salyersville, Ky., he was the son of Chester ARNETT, Forakers, Ky., and Mrs. Susie CRAFT ARNETT of Rochester.
He had lived in Rochester since 1950, coming here from Salyersville. He was married June 7, 1967 in Clintwood, Va., to Carol A. WHITTENBERGER, who survives. Owner of the Gulf Oil station in Argos, he had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Rochester American Legion and Manitou VFW posts.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Tommie and Brett [ARNETT], both of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Virgil (Dorothy) BRYANT, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Robert (Helen) HORN, Mrs. Larry (Gloria) CALHOUN, and Miss Barbara Ann ARNETT, all of Rochester; four brothers, Hoy, Donald, Ronnie and Wayne [ARNETT], all of Rochester; the grandfather, Linville ARNETT, Forakers, Ky., and eleven nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 1, 1970

Daniel A. Stults
Daniel A. STULTS, 79, Argos, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 2:25 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been a patient one hour.
Born May 15, 1891, in Noble county, he was the son of George and Isabelle NOBLE STULTS. His marriage was June 10, 1913, in Plymouth, to Vada KAMP, who survives. A resident of the Argos area 75 years, he was a retired decorator, painter and carpenter. He was also a former employee of the Slater Hardware company. He was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Margaret) BAUGHMAN, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Mrs. Eugene (Mildred) CRAIG, Bourbon; three sons, Elmer and William [STULTS], both of Argos, and Robert [STULTS], Kalamazoo, Mich.; seventeen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Goldie) RUFFING, Argos. One sister, a brother and two half-sisters preceded in death.
Final rites are tentatively set for 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 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 2, 1970

Dr. L. C. Snearly
Mrs. Orbra TAYLOR, Rochester, has received word of the death of her brother, Dr. L. C. SNEARLY, of San Antonio, Texas. The Snearly family were frequent visitors in Rochester.

Thursday, September 3, 1970

[no obits]

Friday, September 4, 1970

William McHenry
Last rites were held Wednesday at Lawton, Mich., for William McHENRY, 73, Gravel Lake, who died Sunday morning in Paw Paw, Mich. He was a step-brother of Fay RUSSELL, Rochester.

Arwesta Brackett
Mrs Lyman E. (Arwesta) BRACKETT, 78, former resident of Rochester, died Thursday night in a hospital at Kingsville, Texas, following a lengthy illness.
After the death of her husband in Miami, Fla., Jan. 31, 1966, she was taken to a nursing home near Portland, Texas, a suburb of Corpus Christi, where her son Richard BRACKETT and wife and children reside.
Arwesta PERSONETTE was born in Plymouth July 23, 1892 and later lived with her grandmother at Argos. Her marriage to Mr. Brackett took place at Argos in 1919. The couple lived here until 1954 when they moved with their son Richard to Globe, Ariz., and later to San Diego.
Several years later they returned to Rochester and managed the south portion of the Arlington Block, composed of stores and apartments. The building was destroyed by fire in 1956 after which they moved to Miami and managed two apartment buildings which they acquired. Following the tornado, Celia, Mrs. Brackett was moved to the nursing home at Kingsville.
She is survived by the son and two grandchildren, Richard and Betty Louise [BRACKETT]. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Plans call for cremation with burial at Rochester.

Joseph Albert Cummings
Joseph Albert CUMMINGS, 51, LaPorte, a former Rochester resident, died at 4:35 a.m. today in a LaPorte hospital.
A World War II veteran, he was born June 11, 1919, in Kewanna. His marriage was March 7, 1942, in Galveston, Texas., to Helen OVERMYER, who survives. He was manager of the Harvey Dime store in LaPorte and had resided in that city 15 years, moving from Rochester. He was a member of the Presbyterian church in Rochester, American Legion Post in LaPorte and the LaPorte Elks lodge. He was an active member of the LaPorte Retail Board.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph BROVIAK, LaPorte; one son, Thomas A. [CUMMINGS], at home; two grandchildren; one brother, Andrew CUMMINGS, Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. George STEININGER, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Thurle ALBER, Rochester, and Mrs. Steven GUNTER, McLean Shore, Ill.
Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Haverstock funeral home in LaPorte. The Rev. Thomas NELSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Sunday.

Carl W. Lott
Carl Wesley LOTT, 73, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Aug. 15, 1897, in Chillicothe, O., he was the son of Henry and Elizabeth LOTT. His marriage was in 1918 to Nellie FEDERSPILL, who survives. He had lived at Nyona Lake since 1962, moving from Kokomo. He was a retired employee of the Continental Steel corporation in Kokomo and a member of the First Pentecostal church in Peru. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Local 1054.
Surviving with his wife, four sons, Carl Jr., John, Joseph and David [LOTT], all of Kokomp; two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Imogene) REED, Logansport, and Mrs. Jim (Madelyn) STEVENS, of Kokomo; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ellers funeral home in Kokomo. The Rev. Mark RUDOLPH will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Vern Jennings
Vern JENNINGS, 77, former Rochester resident, died unexpectedly at 4 a.m. today of a heart attack at Seal Beach, Cal.
Owner of the Ford automobile agency here for 19 years, Mr. Jennings retired and moved to Seal Beach eight years ago. An ardent golfer, he had won many tournaments in that area and at his death was employed part-time at the Seal Beach golf club.
Mr. Jennings and his wife, Edith [JENNINGS], who survives, resided at 13301 El Dorado drive, Apartment 204-C, Seal Beach, Cal. 90740.
Born Oct. 13, 1893, in Haxton, Col., he was the son of Miller and Mamie JENNINGS. Surviving, besides the wife, are a son, in California, and a brother, Earl [JENNINGS], Monticello. Two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at Seal Beach and cremation will follow. Burial will be in Idaho Falls, Ida.

Lena B. Jefferies
Mrs. Lena B. JEFFERIES, 86, Peabody Memorial home, North Manchester, died this morning at 6 a.m. in the Peabody Memorial home health center, following an illness of one week.
She was born in Fulton county Oct. 17, 1884 and lived in the Rochester area all of her life until going to the Peabody home 3 1/2 years ago. She was born to John W. and Julia A. CLIFTON CLIFTON, and was married March 4, 1905 to Ancil I. JEFFERIES, who died June 5, 1962. She was a member of the Macy Pleasant Hill Methodist church.
She is survived by a son, Donald A. JEFFERIES, Decatur, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Maurine KRIEG, Mncie; five grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth DAVIS, Akron, and Mrs. Irene BEERY, R.R. 4, Rochestr.
Services will be at the Peabody Memorial chapel, North Manchester, at 11 a.m. Monday, with superintendent WilVISSER and Rev. Charles HENDERSON presiding. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery in Fulton county. Friends may call at the Bender funeral home at North Manchester after 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 5, 1970

Dale Huff
Dale HUFF, 75, Oakland, Cal., formerly of Argos, died at noon Friday, at Witham hospital at Lebanon, following a heart seizure suffered when he was visiting friends.
Mr. Huff was born in Argos Nov. 2, 1894 to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred HUFF. He moved to California in 1919 after graduating from Purdue university. He was a retired claims manager for the Royal Globe Insurance company of California, a member of the Congregational church of Berkeley, Cal., and the Argos Masonic lodge. He is survived by his widow, two children, two step-sons, seven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Zola DOBSON, Baltimore, Md.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Myers mortuary, Lebanon. Graveside services and burial will be at the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth, at 1 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Lance Cpl. Dale A. Pennington
Marine Lance Corporal Dale Allen PENNINGTON, 20, Culver, died in Vietnam Sept. 3. The family was not immediately advised as to the circumstances or location of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Donna GROVER PENNINGTON; his parents, Clarence and Mary ANDREWS PENNINGTON; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom ANDREWS, Argos, and Mrs. Hobart KELLY, Closplint, Ky., and five brothers.
Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Monday, September 7, 1970

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 8, 1970

John M. Swanson
John Moore SWANSON, 61, R.R. 2, Pierceton, died at 1:22 a.m. Monday in the Whitley County Memorial hospital at Columbia City. He had been ill one year.
Born April 3, 1909, in White county, in Brookston, he was the son of August and Lillian B. MOORE SWANSON. His first marriage was in October, 1940, to Martha FRALEY. She died in July, 1962. His second marriage was to Lorrine THOEN in 1967. She survives. Mr. Swanson had resided in Pierceton since 1964, moving from Rochester. He was a truck driver for the Monarch industries at Syracuse.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Joyce) BURZENBURG, Warsaw; two sons, John [SWANSON] Jr., Warsaw, and Jim [SWANSON], R.R. 3, Claypool; two granddaughters; three step-daughters, Mrs. Darrell RADTKE, Marquette, Mich.; Mrs. Mike KURTZSHAL, Rice Lake, Wis., and Miss Linda LARSON, Rochester, Minn.; seven step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. William (Edna) PICKSON, Lakeville; Mrs. Norman (Ruby) DIXON, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Lee (Ramona) JOHNSON, Warsaw; four brothers, Frank [SWANSON], Lafayette, Carl [SWANSON], of Rochester, Albert and Lynden [SWANSON], both of Warsaw. One brother, Harold [SWANSON], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Douglas HOLLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home

Simon D. Berger
Simon D. BERGER, 72, Fort Wayne, died Sunday at 4:30 a.m. in the Bluffton hospital. He was a former resident of the Gilead community.
Born July 9, 1898, in Starke county, he was the son of Aaron and Arvella ALLWOOD BERGER. His marriage was in November, 1921, to Mary MUSSELMAN. Mr. Berger was a retired farmer and a member of the United Methodist church in Gilead.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Robert [BERGER], Centerburg, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Marian LEISURE, of Waynedale, and Mrs. Donna HOWARD, Decatur; one sister, Alta HOFFMAN, Gilead; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gilead Methodist church. The Rev. Ralph HOFFMAN and Rev. McDOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the Elzy funeral home in Waynedale.

Alva L. Coffman
Alva L. COFFMAN, 72, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday in the Doctor's General hospital in Plantation, Fla. He had been ill six months.
Born Dec. 26, 1897, in Sweetser, he was the son of Charles and Emma MONTGOMERY COFFMAN. His marriage was March 7, 1931, in Royal Center, to Fannie M. CROOKS, who survives. A retired farmer, Mr. Coffman had resided in the Fulton area 26 years and had resided the past two months in Florida. He was a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist church in Fulton.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Alma REFFETT, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Mrs. Frances McKISSICK, Ottawa, Ill., and Mrs. Carol SCOTT, Rochester; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Carl [COFFMAN], Lucerne, Delmar [COFFMAN], Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle BAILEY, Logansport.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Raleigh WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.

Vernon Hartman
Vernon HARTMAN, 79, Lovels, Mich., brother of Mrs. Estel BEMENDERFER of Rochester, died Wednesday. He was born and reared in Rochester, moving to Michigan in the early 1920s.
Born April 21, 1891, he was the son of Benjamin and Clara Ellen MOONSHOWER HARTMAN.
Surviving are the wife; three brothers, Clyde [HARTMAN] of California, Irvin [HARTMAN], of Ligonier and Estle [HARTMAN], of East Tawas, Mich., and Mrs. BEMENDERFER.
Services were conducted Friday.

Wednesday, September 9, 1970

Ethel M. Staley
Mrs. Ethel Mae STALEY, 88, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 5:25 a.m. today in the TLC nursing home in Argos.
Born Nov. 21, 1881, in the same neighborhood where she had resided the past 37 years, she was the daughter of John Henry and Sarah Jane BOGGS. Her marriage was June 16, 1906, in Marshall county, to Frank C. STALEY. He died June 18, 1941. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, Yellowstone club, Hi Neighbor club, and the Argos Izaak Walton auxiliary.
Surviving are one son, Robert C. STALEY, South Bend; two grandchildren, Richard STALEY, of Virginia, and Mrs. Susan BLOOM, Dayton, O.; one great-granddaughter. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Lulu R. Kohler
Lulu Ruth KOHLER, 77, Mishawaka, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday in her residence. She had been ill two years.
Mrs. Kohler was the aunt of Mrs. Joe WILLIAMS, Fulton, and John, Thomas and Charles BALDWIN, all of Rochester.
She was born Feb. 23, 1893, in Kosciusko county. Her marriage was March 22, 1913, in Mishawaka, to Walter KOHLER, who survives. She had resided in Mishawaka since 1967, moving from Florida.
Also surviving are two sons, Jack KOHLER, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Walter KOHLER, Mishawaka; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond TOWNSEND and Mrs. Peter KUZMAN, both of Mishawaka, and Mrs. James RANDALL, of Elkhart; fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-gradchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Thallemer-Goethals funeral home in Mishawaka. The Rev. Raymond D. HARRIS will officiate. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, September 10, 1970

Becky Ruth Thompson
Graveside rites were conducted at 4:30 p.m. today in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos for Becky Ruth THOMPSON, infant daughter of Richard and Mary Ruth THOMPSON, R.R. 4, Plymouth. She died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday in Marshall county hospital, 18 hours following birth.
The Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiated. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos. Arrangements were in charge of the Grossman funeral home.
Surviving with her parents is one sister, Susan [THOMPSON], at home.

Lance Corp. Dale A. Pennington
Final rites for Lance Corp. Dale Allen PENNINGTON, 20, a former Culver resident, have been set for 2 p.m. Saturday, in the Grossman funeral home in Argos, with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD, officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the U.S. Marine Corps will conduct military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.
Corp. Pennington was killed while being taken out of enemy territory by helicopter in Vietnam. He had entered the service July 8, 1969 in Chicago and went overseas in February of 1970. He was born Feb. 9, 1950 to Clarence and Mary ANDREWS PENNINGTON who survive in Culver, and had lived most of his life in the Culver and Argos areas. He was married Oct. 12, 1968 to Donna GROVER, who survives.
He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ANDREWS, Argos; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hobart (Rebecca) KELLY, Closplint, Ky.; five brothers, Steven, Charles, David, Blaine and Bradley [PENNINGTON], all at home in Culver.

Friday, September 11, 1970

Otho L. Mason
Otho L. MASON, 59, Muncie, former Kewanna area farmer, died Thursday at Ball hospital in Muncie following a three-year illness. He moved to Muncie in 1959.
Surviving re the wife, Mildred [MASON]; a son, Larry [MASON], of Muncie; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Peggy) MacDONALD, Duluth, Minn.; four grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth [MASON], of Oklahoma City, Okla., and three sisters, Mrs. Adeline ALBER, South Bend; Mrs. Mary KOWNOVER, Granger, and Mrs. Violet McLEAN, Cudahay, Wis.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Parson Mortuary, 801 West Adams street, Muncie, with the Rev. Lynden COLLINGS officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memory cemetery north of Muncie. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, September 12, 1970

Marion L. Buck
Marion L. BUCK, 55, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday at his home. Although he had been ill for 10 months, his death was unexpected.
An employee of Sealed Power corporation here since 1948, Mr. Buck moved to Rochester from Anderson 22 years ago. He was born March 3, 1915 in Perrysburg to Lemuel and Maxine GAMBLE BUCK. He was married Aug. 10, 1941 in Peru to Esther Mae BARKMAN, who survives. He was a member of he United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Earl (Helen) YOUNG, R.R. 3, Rochester; a brother, Robert [BUCK], of Gas City, and nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ron HIBNER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Hazel B. Cullenbine
Mrs. Hazel B. CULLENBINE, 73, 726 1/2 Main street, died at 8:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of two months.
She was born Sept. 1897 near Athens to Theodore and Minnie NICODEMUS JOHNSON. In 1920 she married Frank CULLENBINE, who died in 1962. Mrs. Cullenbine was a resident of Chicago until she came here two years ago.
She is survived by a sister, Miss Mary Ethel JOHNSON, Rocheter; two brothers, Scott [JOHNSON], Akron, and Rex [JOHNSON], Valparaiso, and nieces and nephews. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, September 14, 1970

Dora Dunnewold
Mrs. Dora DUNNEWOLD, 83, 720 East Tenth street, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Robert WALTZ, and had been ill 3 1/2 years. She was a patien since Sept. 4.
born Sept. 8, 1887, in Lafayette, she was the daughter of John and Fannie BUSH WIERENGA. Her marriage was June 6, 1911, in Lafayette, to Walter S. DUNNEWOLD. He died in 1947 She had resided in the Rochester area 20 years, moving from Lafayette. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church and the Luther Anns society of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. [Davie W.] (Ruth) PARSONS, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Edna) WALTZ, Rochester; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Aaron WIERENGA, and Ray WIERENGA, both of Grand Rapids, Mich., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Alfred C. GERNI will officiate. Burial will be in the Rest Haven cemetery at Lafayette where graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Hazel Cullenbine
Final rites will be conducted at 8 o'clock this evening in the Foster & Good funeral home for Hazel CULLENBINE, 73, 726 1/2 Main street, who died Saturday morning in Woodlawn hospital.
Burial will be in the Mount Olivet cemetery at Aurora, Ill. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Aurora.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Infant VanDerWeele
Infant boy VanDerWEELE, born Sept. 9 in San Antonio, Texas, died Friday. He was the son of William C. and Lynne BURTON VanDerWEELE. The father is stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward BURTON, Eylria, O.; the paternal grandparents, Dr. Wayne J. and Isabelle KING VanDerWEELE, Rockville, Md.; the great-grandparents, Wayne A and Mary VanDerWEELE, Argos, and Mrs. Dewey (Sarah) KING, Rochester, and the great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Alberta VanDerWEELE, Argos.
Graveside services are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Ellsworth ROUTSON officiating. The Grossman funeral home at Argos is in charge of services.

Sarah Black
Mrs. Sarah "Sadie" BLACK, 87, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 9 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient three weeks.
Born Jan. 23, 1887, in Sevastapol, she was the daughter of George and Mary DUNLAP RICKEL. Her marriage was in 1902 to Charles BLACK. He died in 1949. She had spent her lifetime in the Akron area and was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist church and the Mentone Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are one son, George BLACK, R.R. 1, Claypool; one grandson, Brook BLACK, Anderson; five great-grandchildren. One son, Bernard [BLACK], preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Katherine Lachick
Mrs. Katherine LACHICK, 51, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 18 months.
Born Nov. 15, 1919 in Dniepurorsak, Russie, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George SHAMBACH. She came here from Chicago in 1967. Her first marriage was to Zygmunt OKNINSKI. Her second marriage was Sept. 15, 1967 in Rochester to Wojeiech LACHICK, who survives. She attended the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Stanley OKNINSKI, Chicago, and Robert [OKNINSKI], of Plainfield.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Tuesday, September 15, 1970

Katherine Lachick
Final rites for Mrs. Katherine LACHICK, 51, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Sunday morning in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
Father Richard SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight.

Harry J. Hall
Harry J. HALL, 57, South Bend, died unexpectedly Monday in Rhinelander, Wis. He was a former Rochester resident.
Mr. Hall was vacationing in Wisconsin when he became ill. He had resided in South Bend the past 10 years, moving from Rochester. His wife Mabel [HALL] preceded him in death 11 years ago. He was a bargaining committeeman for the Union at the Bendix corporation.
Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Hickey funeral home at South Bend. Burial will be in Monon, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of service on Thursday.

Mahlon P. Bair
Mahlon Paul BAIR, 79, R.R. 5, Rochester (Richland township), died at 5:45 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital where he was admitted about 10 p.m. Monday after suffering a coronary attack. He had been in failing health two months.
Born July 24, 1891 in Richland township, he was the son of Edward and Ellen PERSCHBACHER BAIR. He had resided all his life in the Richland township area. He was married Sept. 20, 1919 in Fulton county to Trella G. KENLY. He was a farmer and a member of the St. John's Lutheran church here.
Surviving with the wife is a daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise BAIR, Chicago; a son, Richard P. BAIR, Rochester, and three granddaughters, Ellen, Susanne and Jennifer [BAIR]. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. Alfred C. GERNI officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday until 11:30 a.m Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Coral E. Bryant
Mrs. Coral Etna BRYANT, 82, Culver, died at 9:20 a.m. Monday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norman LaMUNION, R.R. 2, Culver. She had been ill several years.
Born June 20, 1888, in Argos, she was the daughter of Henry and Lucy MOORE CHAPMAN. Her marriage was Sept. 23, 1907, to Howard L. BRYANT, at Plymouth. He died May 10, 1946.
She was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving with her daughter are several nices and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Burr Oak Church of God. The Rev. Ellsworth ROUTSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 10 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Wednesday, September 16, 1970

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Thursday, September 17, 1970

Roger W. Werner
Roger Wilson WERNER, 52, 923 Franklin street, died at 2:20 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend. He had been a patient two weeks.
Born Sept. 3, 1918, in Monterey, he was the son of George and Bessie WILSON WERNER. His marriage was May 21, 1938, in Winamac, to Frences Ellen BITTERLING, who survives. A World War II veteran, he had resided here 24 years, moving from Monterey. Mr. Werner had owned and operated the Werner's Welding shop at 630 East Ninth street 24 years. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge, American Legion Post 36, and the Father's Auxiliary of the VFW in Rochester.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Barbara) LEE, R.R. 4, Rochester; one son, Ronnie Dean WERNER, Carmel; two grandsons, Nik and Aric LEE, both of Rochester; one brother, Billy WERNER, R.R. 4, Rochester; and his mother Mrs. George (Bessie) WERNER, of Monterey. His father and an infant daughter 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 2 p.m. Friday.

Mary J. Costello
Mrs. Mary J. COSTELLO, 81, Kewanna, died at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Born Feb. 4, 1889 in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of George and Margaret O'CONNER KUHN. She was married to Ernest WILLIAMSON, who died in 1916. She was married to Paul COSTELLO, who died in 1934. She was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna and the Rosary Society of the church.
Surviving are a son, Ed WILLIAMSON, near Kewanna; a step-son, Robert D. WILLIAMSON, Logansport; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Clara LIMECOOLY, Mrs. Helen MEYER and Miss Loretta KUHN, all of Fort Wayne. A sister and a daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m.Saturday in St. Ann's church in Kewanna with Father Richard SMITH officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call after noon Friday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Jack W. Overmyer
Jack Willard OVERMYER, 36, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
Born April 18, 1934, in Leiters Ford, he was the son of Alpha and Ruth NEWCOMB OVERMYER WALTERS. His father preceded him in death on March 16, 1965. His step-father, Robert WALTERS, died Dec. 3, 1969.
Surviving are his mother; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Erma Jean) GRAHAM, Hyattsville, Md.; a brother, James L. OVERMYER, Fort Wayne; one step-sister, Mrs. Jack (Katherine) THOMPSON, of Argos; a step-brother, William WALTERS, Elwood, Ill., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, September 18, 1970

Jack W. Overmyer
Final rites for Jack Willard OVERMYER, 36, R.R. 1, Argos, who died Thursday morning in Plymouth, will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. A. E. GIVENS will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Donald E. Smith
Donald E. SMITH, 72, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 4:50 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Born Nov. 11, 1897, in Fulton county, he was the son of Edwin and Utica SHOWLEY SMITH. His marriage was Dec. 6, 1920, to Millie BAKER. She survives. A retired farmer, Mr. Smith was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
' Also surviving are two sons, Eldon [SMITH], of Kewanna, and Keith [SMITH], R.R. 6, Kokomo; one brother, Garland [SMITH], Dowagiac, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Lois DYKEMA and Mrs. Lucille BEACH, both of Kalamazoo, Mich., and five grandchildren. One daughter and one brother are deceased.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, September 19, 1970

Bernice Gebhart
Last rites were held this morning at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru for Mrs. Bernice CHAMBERLAIN GEBHART, 71, Peru, who died at Dukes Memorial hospital in that city Thursday. She was formerly a resident of Rochester.
Father Joseph RUFFING officiated at rites and burial was in the Mount Hope cemetery.
Mrs. Gebhart, who resided at 457 West Sixth street in Peru, was the daughter of Jesse and Nellie WILLARD CHAMBERLAIN of Rocheter and was born June 22, 1899, in Frankfort. Her marriage was July 19, 1922, to Elgin GEBHART, who died Aug. 3, of this year.
Surviving are two sons, Richard and Edward [GEBHART], both of Peru; a sister, Mrs. Sarah ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, and seven grandchildren. Two brothers, Claude and Lynn [CHAMBERLAIN], preceded in death.

Monday, September 21, 1970

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Tuesday, September 22, 1970

Deborah Sue Tobey
Deborah Sue TOBEY, 14-year-old daughter of Robert and Shirley WAGONER TOBEY, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday in the South Bend Osteopathic hospital where she had been a patient since Friday. She had been ill four weeks. Death was attributed to myocarditis.
Born May 13, 1956, in Rochester, she had resided here her entire life. She was a member of the freshman class of Rochester high school and a member of the Trinity United Methodist church. She was a 4-H junior leader and a member of the 4-H Woodrow Peppers and the Woodrow Sodbusters.
Surviving with her parents are one sister, Lee Ann TOBEY, at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Charles (Pearl) WAGONER, R.R. 1, Rochester; the paternal grandfather and paternal step-grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Howard TOBEY, R.R. 1, Rochestr; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lucy TOBEY, Rochester; eleven cousins; an aunt, Mrs. Ned (Jane) HALTERMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester; two uncles, Tom TOBEY, Indianapolis, and Robert WAGONER, R.R. 1, Rochester. The paternal grandmother and the maternal grandfather preceded her in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Vernon 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. Wednesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Glen D. Cole
Glen D. COLE, 80, R.R. 1, Argos (three miles southwest of Tippecanoe) died at 8:45 p.m. Monday in the intensive care ward at Plymouth Parkview hospital following a car-train accident at the Fir road crossing west of Tippecanoe about 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Mr. Cole's car stalled on the Norfolk and Western tracks and was hit by the engine of a freight train.
Mrs. [Fostie] SILL of Tippecanoe, a sister of Mr. Cole, was a passenger in the car. She was able to get out of the vehicle before it was hit and was not injured.
The Marshall county coroner said Mr. Cole died of multiple injuries.
Born March 10, 1890 in Howard county near Kokomo, he was the son of John and Millie WINTERROWD COLE. He had lived at Tippecanoe for 44 years, moving there from South Bend, where he had owned a grocery store. He was married to Ervada JONES at Tippecanoe Feb. 28, 1912. She survives. Mr. Cole, a retired farmer, was a longtime member of the Tippecanoe I.O.O.F. and also belonged to the Canton at Rochester and Eagles Lodge of Plymouth.
Surviving with the widow is a daughter, Miss Doris Dean COLE, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. [Fostie] (Nilas Glen) SILL, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Lester (Dottie) ROHRER, Mentone. A daughter, Dorothy [COLE], died in infancy.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tippecanoe Community church with the Rev. James GABHART officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. The Tippecanoe I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct ritualistic rites at the cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Pearl Clouse
Miss Pearl CLOUSE, 89, former Culver resident, died at 1:30 a.m. today at the Plymouth nursing home. She was born and reared in Winamac. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Wednesday, September 23, 1970

Pearl C. Clouse
Miss Pearl C. CLOUSE, 89, Culver, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Plymouth nursing home at Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 7, 1881, in Winamac, she was the daughter of George and Mary GOOD CLOUSE. She had resided in Culver 30 years, moving from California.
Surviving are nieces and nephews among whom are Chester McCOIGE, Culver; Lewis McCOIGE, Osceola, and John McCOIGE, R.R. 4, Plymouth.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officite. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Star City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William Hayes
William HAYES, 75, Wildwood, Fla., former Rochester resident, died at 5 a.m. today at his residence in Florida. He had been ill six months.
He was born in Bee Springs, Ky., Oct. 14, 1894. His marriage was July 5, 1930, in Plymouth, to Neoma WOODCOX. She died July 2, 1964. Mr. Hayes had resided in Florida the past three years. He had owned and operated an automobile service shop in Rochester until his retirement in 1950. He was a World War I veteran.
Surviving are one son, William HAYES Jr., Rochester; a brother, James HAYES, Indianapolis, and four grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Page-Theus funeral home in Wildwood, Fla.

Thursday, September 24, 1970 to Friday, September 25, 1970

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Saturday, September 26, 1970

Edna Sutton
Mrs. Edna YATES SUTTON, 78, Dyerburg, Tenn., a former Fulton resident, died Wednesday in Dyerburg.
Mrs. Sutton's husband, David [SUTTON], preceded in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sue WHITE of Dyersburg; three sons, William [SUTTON], of Hammond; Russell [SUTTON], of Lafayette, and Tom [SUTTON], of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Nezzie STEWART, Montgomery, Ala., and Mrs. Eunice LOCKHART, Dyerburg; ten grandchildren, and two grat-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sutton cemetery, six miles west of Kewanna, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Arrangements are in charge of the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton.

Margaret L. Fairtrace
Mrs. Margaret L. FAIRTRACE, 68, Lagrange Park, Ill., died Friday at 10 a.m. from injuries received in an auto accident just prior to her admission to the Lagrange Park community hospital.
She was born Jan. 27, 1902 in Portsmouth, O. Her husband preceded in death. Mrs. Fairtrace was a retired secretary from the electro-Motive corporation, Lagrange Park. She was the sister of Mrs. Gertrude CORWIN, who died Oct. 5, 1947.
She is survived by a daughter, Joy FAIRTRACE, of Lagrange Park; two brothers, and two sisters.
Last rites will be at 3 p.m. Monday from the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. James M. CAMPBELL officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home and from 3 p.m. Sunday in the Hallowell and James funeral home, Lagrange Park.

Monday, September 28, 1970

Mrs. Henry A. Trausch
Mrs. Henry A. TRAUSCH, mother of Henry L. TRAUSCH of Rochester, died Saturday afternoon in St. Francis hospital at Evanston, Ill. She once lived in Rochester. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. EST Tuesday at the Haben funeral home in Skokie, Ill.

Kathryn Coakley
Mrs. Kathryn COAKLEY, 95, 410 Main street, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Aug. 29. She had been ill 4 1/2 years.
Born Dec. 14, 1874, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Charles and Anna LANGSDORF, one of the pioneer families of Rochester. She had lived her entire life in the Rochester area. Her marriage was Nov. 25, 1902, in Rochester, to Timothy E. COAKLEY. He died in 1932.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Donnabelle) HAGGERTY, Elkhart; a niece, Mrs. Bertha ROBBINS, of Mishawaka.
Final rites will be conducted 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.

Arwesta Brackett
Graveside services will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday for Mrs. Lyman E. (Arwesta) BRACKETT. She died in Portland, Texas, after a lengthy illness. The Rev. Donald W. LAMBERT will conduct the rites.
Richard BRACKETT, a son, his wife Betty [BRACKETT] and daughter Betty Louise [BRACKETT], came from their home in Portland to attend the services. Their son, Richard, is attending Texas A. & M. university.
Mrs. Brackett was a former resident of Rochester. Her husband preceded in death.

Tuesday, September 29, 1970

Mable Yates
Mrs. William (Mable BUNN) YATES, Des Moines, Ia., died Saturday in Des Moines.
Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Walter BUNN, who preceded in death, as did a brother, Howard [BUNN].
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Coral COX, Des Moines; a sister, Mrs. Lewis KOHN, Chicago; a brother, Robert [BUNN], Des Moines; two grandchildren; two nephews, and one niece.
Services will be at the Hamilton funeral home in Des Moines Tuesday. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Gardens.

Wednesday, September 30, 1970

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Thursday, October 1, 1970

Philip E. Viet
Philip E. VIET, 52, Albion, former owner of the Culligan Soft Water service in Rochester, died Wednesday morning of a heart attack. Services will be at the Berhalter-Hutchins funeral home in Kendallville at 11 a.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight and Friday night. The wife, Lucille [VIET], is among the survivors.

Friday, October 2, 1970

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Saturday, October 3, 1970

Chloe Griffis
Mrs. Chloe GRIFFIS, 78, Mentone, died at 7:25 p.m. Friday at her home.
Born Jan. 18, 1892 in Tippecanoe, she was the daughter of William and Kathryn GARCE YANTISS. She was married to Milo GRIFFIS Oct. 3, 1912 in Plymouth; he died Oct. 25, 1954. She attended the Methodist church and belonged to the Royal Neighbors club.
Surviving are a son, Gilbert [GRIFFIS], of Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Sam (Isabel) HOLBROOK, Warsaw; a brother, Glen YANTISS, Shelbyville; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Glenn R CAMPTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Blanche Harter
Mrs. Blanche HARTER, 86, died at the Cardinal nursing home in South Bend Friday morning. She had been ill one year.
Born in the Sugar Grove neighborhood near Athens, she was the daughter of Paris and Lucy BIGGS. She had resided most of her life in Newcastle township. She was married to Robert RUSSELL, who died in 1913. Her second marriage was to William HARTER, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lucy ZOLMAN, Inglewood, Cal.; Mrs. Nina SCHILLING and Mrs. Allee ANDERSON, both of South Bend; a step-daughter, Mrs. Chester UTTER, Akron; a son, Merle HARTER, South Bend; six grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Clarence PETERSON of Rochester is a sister-in-law.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hollis funeral home in South Bend and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens.

Monday, October 5, 1970 to Wednesday, October 7, 1970

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Thursday, October 8, 1970

Charles Runkle, Sr.
Charles RUNKLE, Sr., Wabash, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Wabash. He was the father of Charles RUNKLE, Jr., R.R. 5, Logansport, who formerly owned the We-Like-It trailer court. Services are pending at the Eddiefield funeral home in Wabash.

Friday, October 9, 1970

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Saturday, October 10, 1970

Lula G. Moore
Mrs. Lula G. MOORE, 86, Winchester, Ky., a former Kewanna resident, died at 5 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several days.
Mrs. Moore, who had been here for the past two weeks on a visit, was born Jan. 21, 1884, in Carlisle, Ky., to William and Laura THOMAS GORE. She was married Nov. 2, 1904 to Archie MOORE, who died in September, 1964.
Mrs. Moore and her husband operated the Kewanna grocery from 1922 to 1939 prior to moving to Bradenton, Fla., where they lived until moving to Winchester five years ago. She was a member of the Bradenton Christian church.
She is survived by four daughers, Miss Gladys MOORE, Winchester, Ky.; Mrs. Charles (Ellen) MILLS, Lincoln, Ill.; Mrs. Howard (Marguerite) EWEN, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Odin (Lucille) FEDNER, R.R. 2, Rochester; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel and Earl GORE, both of Larned, Kan. Four brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Docha Shewman
Mrs. Docha SHEWMAN, 75, died Friday at her home at the Stanley trailer court, Silver Lake, following a two-year illness.
Born Dec. 14, 1894 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Shireman and Rosetta KROFT SIPPY. She had resided all her life in the Silver Lake and Akron area. She was married Aug. 24, 1918 in Akron to Ray SHEWMAN, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Center United Methodist church at Silver Lake and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marion (Esther) IRELAND, Roann; Mrs. Robert (Edith) CARR, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Franklin (Dorothy) ALBERTSON, Mishawaka; a son, Russell [SHEWMAN], of Rochester; twenty-one grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Margaret LaROCCO, South Bend, and a brother, David SIPPY, Manhattan Beach, Cal. A daughter, two sons, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Center United Methodist church with the Rev. Kenneth COHEE officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron after 2 p.m. Snday until noon Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, October 12, 1970

Hubert E. Mogle
Hubert E. MOGLE, 80, Lombard, Ill., died Saturday in Elmhurst, Ill. He was a former Rochester resident and a brother of Mrs. Ira D. GOSS, also a former Rochester resident. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Christ church in Lombard.

James L. Getz
James L. GETZ, 85, Kokomo, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday in the Howard community hospital at Kokomo. He was the father of Mrs. Paul EIKENBERRY, Rochester.
Born June 12, 1885, in Bradford Junction, O., he was the son of Charles and Rachael CUTLER GETZ. His marriage was Nov. 11, 1905, to Amelia S. DEHNE, who survives. Mr. Getz was a member of the Eagles Lodge, and an honorary member of the International Molders and Allied Union. He was a retired employee of the Hoosier Iron company in Kokomo.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elmer MOSS, Kokomo; Mrs. John CLARK, Kokomo, and Mrs. Paul EIKENBERRY, Rochester; four sons, Victor and Robert S. [GETZ], both of Kokomo; Donald [GETZ], Wabash, and William F. [GETZ], also of Kokomo; thirteen grandchildren, and one brother, Ed GETZ, Marion.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Peacock funeral home in Kokomo. The Revs. Willis SYPHERS and Dwight PATTERSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial park cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Frederick H. Sheane
Frederick H. SHEANE, 67, 1416 Jefferson street, died at 5:03 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend. He had been a patient two days.
Born May 16, 1903, in Middlesex, England, he was the son of James and Florence SWIFT SHEANE. His marriage was Jan. 21, 1925, in Crown Point, to Rose E. COPELAND, who survives. An auto mechanic, he had resided here since 1967. He came to Winnipeg, Can. at the age of seven and moved to New ork in 1922. In his later years he worked as a repairman on electrical appliances.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Alice) PLANTZ, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Richard (Murial) VERHAEGHE, Crete, Ill.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Patrick (Ella) HARDING, Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Leslie (Dorothy) GARRETT, Winnipeg, Can.; four brothers, Albert and Harold [SHEANE], Vancouver, B.C.; Cecil [SHEANE], of Winnipeg, and Elmer [SHEANE], Covington, La. One daughter and one son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Horace D. Eubank
Horace D. EUBANK, 72, Anderson, died unexpectedly at 3:30 p.m. Saturday of a heart attack at his summer residence at the We-Like-It Trailer Court on Lake Manitou.
Born June 17, 1898, in Indianapolis, he had resided in Anderson 40 years and was a summer resident at Lake Manitou five years. He was a former motion picture projectionist.
Surviving with his wife, Helen [EUBANK], are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) STEVENS, Noblesville, one step-son, William REED, Anderson, and six grandchildren.
Mr. Eubank's body was removed from the Foster & Good funeral home to the Brown and Butz funeral home in Anderson where final arrangements are pending.

Tuesday, October 13, 1970

Samuel D. Rhoades
Samuel D. RHOADES, 71, Fort Wayne, brother of Mrs. Dove McCLONE of Mentone, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the D. O. McComb and Sons funeral home, 1140 Lake avenue, Fort Wayne, and burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park cemetery at Fort Wayne. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Wednesday, October 14, 1970

Abbie E. Burk
Mrs. Abbie Elizabeth BURK, 77, Kewanna, died about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac, where she had been a patient five weeks.
Born June 13, 1893 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of James and Mary SORRELL GREEN. She had lived in Kewanna about 40 years. She was married to Aaron William BURK, who died Feb. 25, 1956. She was a member of the Kewanna First Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary CORRIE, Kewanna, and Mrs. Mildred SANDUSKY, Central Lake, Mich.; a son, Donald A. BURK, Kewanna; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Emma HILT, Winamac, and a brother, William GREEN, Winamac.
Last rites will be at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Otis R. STONE officiating. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call after noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Clarence M. White
Clarence M. WHITE, 86, R.R. 3, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 3:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Jan. 3, 1884, near Plymouth, he was the son of William and Emma SHANEBROOK WHITE. His marriage was Oct. 7, 1905, to Elsie BRADLEY. She died May 15, 1953. A factory worker, Mr. White had resided in the Rochester area 10 years, moving from Etna Green. He was a member of the East United Methodist church at Etna Green and the VFW Father's Auxiliary in Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George (Martha) SPARROW, Atwood; Mrs. Max (Elizabeth) GOTTSCHALK, Bourbon; five sons, Russell [WHITE], South Bend; Dale [WHITE], Griffity; Raymond [WHITE], Plymouth; Robert and Harold [WHITE], both of Etna Green; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Clara RICHARDS, of Plymouth. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Deaton funeral home in Bourbon. Burial will be in the Etna Green cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday until the time of service on Friday.

Thursday, October 15, 1970

Otis A. Burkett
Otis A. BURKETT, 64, Lake Manitou, longtime Rochester businessman, died unexpectedly at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence of a heart attack.
Mr. Burkett had owned and operated the Main Street tavern at 721 Main street for the past 26 years. He had resided in Rochester his entire life with the exception of 18 years spent in Indianapolis.
Born Sept. 10, 1906, in Richland township, he was the son of Albert and Bertha LEEDY BURKETT. His marriage was Nov. 25, 1928, in Rochester, to Beulah B. SHONK, who survives. Mr. Burkett was a member of the Elks lodge at Rochester, the Manitou Moose lodge, Eagles lodge, and the Father's Auxiliary of the VFW. He was a director of the Indiana Tavern association for the past 10 years.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. J. D. (Joyce) GOOD, Rochester; Mrs. Eldon (Carolyn) ADAMS, R.R. 1, Evart, Mich., and Mrs. Robert (Sharon) HURD, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, Greg, Jazanne, Cheryl and Mitchell McMILLEN, all of Evart, Mich., and Jeri, Jon, Jayne, and Jeffrey GOOD, all of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Earl (LeDolia) RIDOUT Sr., Indianapolis; two nieces and one nephew. One son and his parents preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 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 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, October 16, 1970

William C. McCoige
William Clyde McCOIGE, 70, Argos, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at his residence. He had been ill several years.
Born May 4, 1900, in White Pine, Tenn., he was the son of William and Ellen ANDREWS McCOIGE. He has resided in Argos since 1927, moving from Tennessee. His marriage was June 12, 1932, at Argos, to Esther POWERS, who survives. He was a retired employee of the Oliver corporation at South Bend.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) HUNDT and Miss Marjorie McCOIGE, both of Plymouth, and Miss Ellen Sue McCOIGE, at home; three sons, William and James [McCOIGE], both of Plymouth, and Bruce [McCOIGE], Fort Hood, Texas; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl BAKER, Crossville, Tenn., and Mrs. Ida SMITH, Dayton, O. Two daughters, two brothers and four sisters 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 New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Evadean A. Wolf
Final rites were conducted Wednesday in the Halbritten funeral home in Niles, Mich., for Mrs. Evadean A. WOLF, Niles, Mich., who died Monday in Pawating hospital. The Rev. Raymond C. CUNNINGHAM officiated. Burial was in Silverbrook cemetery.
Born July 4, 1889, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of George and Martha CARPENTER STOCKBERGER. Her marriage was July 3, 1919, to LeRoy S. WOLF of Rochester. They moved from Rochester to Niles, Mich. in 1923. She was a member of the First Baptist church, the Navy Mothers and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are two sons, George and John [WOLF], both of Niles; one daughter, Mary Alice WALDO, Dearborn, Mich.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Jonas STOCKBERGER, Warsaw, and George STOCKBERGER, Fort Wayne, and one sister, Mrs. Oscar COPLEN, of Rochester.

Harry D. Bowers Sr.
Final rites were conducted today in Fayetteville, N.C. for Harry Daniel BOWERS Sr., 83, former Rochester resident, who died Wednesday in Fayetteville. He was the brother of Joe BOWERS of Rochester.
Mr. Bowers was a retired police officer in the Fayetteville police department.
Also surviving are two daughters, two sons, two step-sons and fifteen grandchildren.

Leroy Baker
Leroy BAKER, 78, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 7:20 p.m. Thursday in the Canterbury nursing home. He had been a patient since Saturday and seriously ill six months.
Born Aug. 10, 1892, near Macy, he was the son of Philip and Daisy WAGONER BAKER. His marriage was June 23, 1947, in LaPorte, to Alice M. BECKER, who survives. A retired farmer, he had spent his entire life in the Macy community. He was a former employee of the Studebaker corportion and a member of the Lincoln Masonic Order at Macy, the Macy Christian church and Rochester American Legion Post. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the World War I Barracks.
Surviving with his wife are one brother, Ray BAKER, Macy; a sister, Mrs. V. D. (Retha) MIKESELL, South Bend; three nephews, Oris BAKER, Fulton; Jerry BAKER, Rochester; and Philip BAKER, Phoenix, Ariz.; two nieces, Mrs. Neil STANTON, South Bend, and Mrs. Robert FRAZIER, Denver, Colo. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Chester WALTHER 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. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer fund.

Saturday, October 17, 1970

Gertrude Kennell
Mrs. Gertrude KENNELL, 84, Watseka, Ill., formerly of Rochester, died about 1 a.m. today in Watseka. She was a sistr of Clyde GARNER of Kewanna. Other survivors include the husband, William [KENNELL]; a daugher, Mrs. Alvin (Miriam) [SAUER], Watseka; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Rites are pending in Watseka.

Monday, October 19, 1970

Gertrude Kennell
Mrs. Gertrude KENNELL, 84, Watseka, Ill., former Rochester resident, died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday at her residence. She had been ill for some time
Born March 28, 1886, in the Rochester area, she was the daughter of William and Della PRILL GARNER. Her marriage was June 6, 1903, in Rochester, to William KENNELL, who survives. She had resided in Watseka since 1960, moving from Rochester. She was a member of the United Methodist church at Watseka and the Homemakers Extension club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Alvan (Miriam) [SAUER], Watseka; one sister, Mrs. Ellis (Golda) ZAHUISER, Oceanside, Cal.; one brother, Clyde GARNER, Kewanna; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Vernon LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Rev. Homer Lee Bennett
The Rev. Homer Lee BENNETT, 60, Edmonton, Ky., died Sunday in an Edmonton hospital. He was the father of Mrs. Howard (Lois) CONRAD of Rochester. He is also survived by five other daughters and four sons. Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Butler funeral home in Edmonton.

Harvey Krieg
Harvey KRIEG, 89, Akron, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at his residence following a short illness.
Born April 4, 1881, in Fulton county, he was the son of Philip and Sarah KING KRIEG. His marriage ws Dec. 17, 1904, in Akron, to Bessie DICKERHOFF. A retired employee of the General Tire and Rubber company he had spent his entire life in the Akron community.
Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Joanna) McGEE, Ossian; Mrs. Claire (Glendon) READ, Macy; Mrs. Trella BASTIAN, Akron; Mrs. Wayne (Irene) ENGLE, Akron; one son, Floyd [KRIEG], also of Akron; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. One son, five brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be conductd at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Arthur TINKEL and Charles ZUNKEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Leonna Wiseley
Mrs. Leonna WISELEY, 78, Peru, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru.
Born Nov. 5, 1891, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Charles and Clara BURNS BRUCE. Her marriage was in 1911 to T. C. WISELEY, who survives. She was a member of the St. Paul Reform church at Bruce Lake.
Also surviving are nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Royal Center. The Rev. James BUTLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Flowers and Leedy funeral home in Peru from 7-9 p.m. today [and] at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

I. Lee Endres
Services for I. Lee ENDRES, 80, Rushville, retired co-owner and manager of the Rushville Furniture company, were today in that city. He died Friday in Rush Memorial hospital.
He was the father-in-law of Barr MONTGOMERY, native of Rochester and co-owner of the above company. In years past Mr. Endres and his family were summer visitors at Lake Manitou and had numerous friends in the community
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. [Barr] MONTGOMERY, and several grandchildren. Hi wife and daughter, Becky [ENDRES], preceded in death.

J. Fred Hill
J. Fred HILL, Oklahoma City, Okla., died in Baptist hospital there Saturday night after a six-month illness. He once owned and operated Hill's Hardware here, where the Gambles store now is. Rites were this afternoon.
Surviving are the wife, Betty [HILL]; three sons, including Dr. Robert HILL, mathematics professor at the I.U. Extension in Hammond, and six grandchildren.

Emma P. Sanders
Mrs. Emma P. SANDERS, 84, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 1:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill since July.
Born Feb. 11, 1886, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Charles F. and Laura YOST SMITH. Her first marriage was to Clayton SHAW; he died in 1950. Her second marriage was in 1951 to Albert SANDERS, who survives. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Also surviving are one son, Ronald SHAW, Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. James (Evelyn) DAVIS, Elgin, Ariz.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Lala HANEY, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Charlotte KWADLE, Pioneer, O.; one sister, Mrs. Bessie EDWARDS, Macy; five grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Chester WALTHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 20, 1970

Ada Ancharstrand
Mrs. Hugh (Ada) ANCHARSTRAND, River Forest, Ill., died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura WEST, in River Forest. She was a former Rochester resident and a sister of the late Mrs. Reuben NELSON of Athens. Burial was in the Athens cemetery.

Mary Barber
Miss Mary BARBER, 67, former Akron resident, died at 8 a.m. Monday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. She had been a patient since Friday.
Born Nov. 27, 1902, in Beaver Dam, she was the daughter of Walter and Amanda ROBERTS BARBER. She had resided in the Fulton and Kosciusko county areas most of her life.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Louie SHOEMAKER, Wabash, and Mrs. Galen WALKER, Laketon. One brother, Russell [BARBER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 21, 1970

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Thursday, October 22, 1970

Alice Gertrude Doud
Alice Gertrude DOUD, R.R. 1, Logansport, died this morning in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Final arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Friday, October 23, 1970

Adrion R. Conover
Final rites were conducted Tuesday in Hammond for Adrion R. CONOVER, 44, Dyer, who died Saturday in Dyer. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee CONOVER, Rochester, and the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. John WALTZ, also of Rochester. Also surviving is his wife, Irene [CONOVER], three sons and five brothers. Burial was in the Elmwood cemetery at Hammond.

Marie Alber
Mrs. Marie ALBER, 68, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 2:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Thursday afternoon. She had been in failing health for six months. Cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage.
Born April 21, 1902 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Frank and Sarah OVERMYER BARNHART. She had resided all her life in Fulton county. She was married April 24, 1920 in Rochester to N. M. "Pete" ALBER, who survives. She was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church and the What-Not Home Extension club.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Marjorie) CAUFFMAN, New Carlisle; six sons, Ramon [ALBER], Warsaw; Addison [ALBER], Tempe, Ariz.; Wayne [ALBER], Bremen; Dick [ALBER], Rochester Larry [ALBER], Dayton, O., and Phillip [ALBER], Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Marietta) MARSHALL, Bremen; twenty grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were the parents, a son and a brother.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tiosa Brethren church with the Revs. Paul RITCHEY and Edgar BERKSHIRE officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday until 11:30 a.m. Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Alice Gertrude Doud
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home for Mrs. Alice Gertrude DOUD, 92, R.R. 1, Logansport, who died at 10 a.m. Thursday in Logansport. The Rev. Clarence L. ROBERTS and Raymond SKELTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born May 7, 1878, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of Robeson and Minerva POWNELL REED. Her marriage was Jan. 11, 1910, in Fulton to Edward J. DOUD. He died in November, 1937. She had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Albert (Gladys) SHOUP, R.R. 1, Logansport, the past 27 years. She was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Surviving with the daughter are one brother, Otto REED, Fulton; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.

Rochester Mausoleum Co.
STATE OF INDIANA
SS:
COUNTY OF FULTON
IN THE FULTON CIRCUIT COURT
1970 TERM
CAUSE NO. C-70-226
JANE MILLER
vs.
THE ROCHESTER MAUSOLEUM COMPANY, ET AL
The plaintiff in the above entitled cause, having filed her complaint therein asking the the property of the defendant, The Rochester Mausoleum Company, be declared a public nuisance and requiring the reinterment of all bodies presently interred therein and the removal of such mausoleum, together with an affidavit, that the following named defendants, and each of them claim some right, title or interest in the property of the defendant, The Rochester Mausoleum Company, which right, title or interest would be affected by the relief sought by plaintiff by her complaint, and that the residence of said defendants, and each of them, to-wit: The Rocheter Mausoleum Company, J. G. ISMSEN, W. H. DENISTON, Lyman M. BRACKETT, L. N. LICHTENWATER, Abner J. BARRETT, Christian HOOVER, Robert C. WALLACE, M. WILE, Agnes KIMMELL, Glen ROUCH, Charles STAHL, Samuel NELSON, Jack WHITE, Anna Eliza AULT, H. A. FRISTOW, M. L. PATTERSON, Louise CARITHERS, Clarence BREEN, Claus G. HILL, E. L. LAUDEMAN, Albert N. BRIGGS, Dan'l McINTYRE, Morris HIBBS, Hugh McMAHAN, L. S. APPLEMAN, Roscoe ANDERSON, Mrs. Maude McINTYRE, Mildred MEYER, Mrs. Julia BUCHANAN, Constance SMITH, Effie McINTYRE, Constant M. SMITH, Mable SMITH, Louis ROSENBURG, Ira BASTOW, Mrs. Arthur JACOBS, George BUCHANAN, Mrs. T. P. COOK, R. Herd BRIGGS, Arley S. WYNN, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. SEIF, Mrs. Louis ROSENBURG, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. DENNIS, Mr. and Mrs. Fred AGSTER, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. BREEN, Mrs. D. C. MORRIS, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. TALBERT, Guy SMITH, Tobias GOSS, Mrs. GOSS, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. WALLACE, John ALLISON, Mrs. Eliza BERNETHA, Sr., Judge Harry BERNETHA, Chas. EMMONS, Martin L. PATTERSON, Viola PATTERSON, Paul BREEN, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. FOOR, Mrs. Howard (Jack) WHITE, Mr. and Mrs. Robert MARSH, Mrs. Isom R. NEW, Mr. and Mrs. Archibald BAKER, Mr. and Mrs. James F. YOUNG, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. RANNELLS, Mr. Geo. HOOVER, Mrs. Harry BERNETHA, Mr. and Mrs. Frank DILLON, Mr. and Mrs. John UMBAUGH, Mrs. Emma STUDEBAKER, C M. SNEPP, Mrs. Roy JONES, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. ROBBINS, Mr. and Mrs. Vida CORNELIUS, Mr. and Mrs. Marie GILLETT, Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon BELL, Mr. and Mrs. Henry HAIMBAUGH, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. BARNHART, Mrs. Lyman BRACKETT, Mr. and Mrs. M. WILE, Mr. and Mrs. James T. GAINES, Mr. and Mrs. Frank ANDERSON, Mr. and Mrs. MONTGOMERY, Marie EWER, Belle MONTGOMERY, Blythe BUCHANAN, Mr. and Mrs. Peter BUCHANAN, Marjorie MILLER, Hiram MILLER, M. ROSENBERG, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. STEVENS, Mr. and Mrs. Constant SMITH, I. M. WILE, Rose WILE, Francis BAILEY, Mabel SMITH, Lovell McINTIRE, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McMAHAN, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McMAHAN, Mr. and Mrs. Tom McMAHAN, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. LAUDEMAN, Guy SMITH, Mrs. L. SMITH, Margaret L. REESE, Glen ROUCH, Trude HOOVER, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. MOORE, John ANTHONY, Mrs. Josephine ANTHONY, Esther SNEPP, Mr. J. PAULSON, Miss Marjorie KEELY, Mr. and Mrs. John McMAHAN, Mrs. Julius ROWLEY, Dr. and Mrs. M. E. LECKRONE, Claude LAUDEMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Omar B. SMITH, C. HOOVER, Mrs. Glen ROUCH, Jacob HOOVER, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. SCHOONOVER, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel NELSON, Mrs. Ira BASTOW, Mary SNEPP, Mrs. Louisa MEYERS, Mrs. Celia MERRITT, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. PAULSON, Mrs. John GRINDELL, Mrs. Ella SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram CARRUTHERS, Mrs. Elizabeth ARNOLD, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. BEEBER, Mr. and Mrs. C. SCHOONOVER, Mrs. Esther SNEPP, Mrs. C. APPLEMAN, Mr. and Mrs. John BRYANT, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. SEAMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. STAHL, Clarence VIERS, Ida VIERS, George BUCHANAN, Hazel BUCHANAN, Mrs. Josephine JACOBS, Arthur JACOBS, Maurice YUSTER, Mrs. Norman LAKIN, Albert M. BRIGGS, Ida L. BRIGGS, Louise CARRUTHERS, Eliza AULT, Jos. A. AULT, Herminoie REESE, Mattie REDEL, Henry REDEL, C. H. APPLEMAN, Lee WILE, A. E. WILE, Mr. and Mrs. Herd BRIGGS, Addie LEONARD, the children, descendants and heirs, the unknown husband or wife of each of the persons last above name who may be living, the widow or widower, as the case may be, the administrators of the estate, the legatee, devisees, trustees and executors of the last will and testament of any of the above named defendants who is dead, and all of the women once known by any of the names above stated who may have changed their names and who are now known by some oher names, is unknown and upon diligent inquiry cannot be ascertained.
Said defendants, and each of them, are hereby notified that they must answer plaintiff's complaint in writing, in person or by attorney within 30 days from the date of the last publication of this notice, that is, within 30 days from the 30th day of October, 1970, or judgment will be entered against them for what plaintiff has demanded.
Said defendants and each of them, are further hereby notified that if they or any of them have a claim for relief against the plaintiff arising from any transaction or occurrence alleged in plaintiff's complaint, such claim for relief must be asserted by them in their written answer.
Dated this 13 day of October, 1970
Ralph E. STAYTON
Clerk of the Fulton Circuit Court
BROWN & BROWN, Attorneys
for Plaintiff
by Jesse A. BROWN
122 West 8th Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975
Telephone No. 223, 2116
Oct 16 - 23 - 30

Saturday, October 24, 1970

Roscoe J. Burkett
Roscoe J. BURKETT, 80, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 7 a.m. today at the Caylor-Nichol Clinic in Bluffton following a three-month illness.
Born Feb. 15, 1890 in Athens, he was the son of Thomas and Annie JOHNSON BURKETT. He was married in Chicago in 1908 to Orpha ROWE, who died in 1964. His second marriage was to Velda PENROD, who survives. He was a farmer and a member of Akron Masonic Lodge 659, Akron Order of Eastern Star 410, Athens United Methodist church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Jean) WALTERS, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Jack (Ferol) HAMMOND, North Manchester; three sons, Raymond [BURKETT], of Spooner, Wis.; Norman [BURKETT], of R.R. 1, Akron, and Orville [BURKETT], of Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lee (Glee) EBERLY, South Whitley; a step-son, Joseph GAMBY, Liberty, Ind., and seven stepgrandchildren. Preceding in death were a daughter, a sister, two brothers and a half-brother.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Athens United Methodist church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, October 26, 1970

Meda E. Schmidt
Mrs. Meda E. SCHMIDT, 88, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the National Nursing home in Rochester, where she had resided for one year. She had been in failing health four years.
Born Dec. 1, 1881 near Athens, she was the daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth SAMPLE NYE. She moved to the Akron community four years ago from Chicago and resided with Mr. and Mrs. Dewey MERLEY. Her husband, Gus SCHMIDT, preceded in death. Mrs. Schmidt attended the Athens United Methodist church. Nieces and nephews are the only survivors. Four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

James Brooke
Final rites were conducted Saturday at Knox for James BROOKE, 70, former Rochester resident, who died Thursday in an automobile accident. His car struck the rear of a semi-trailer on U.S. 35, north of Knox. His wife, Katherine [BROOKE], 60, was injured in the crash and is listed in fair condition.
Mr. Brooke was a resident of this city from 1925 to 1935 when he bought the Rochester Lumber company which was later sold to Max HAWORTH. He had been in the lumber business in Rochester, LaPorte and Knox for 52 years and had recently retired. He and his wife were preparing to move to Florida. Mr. Brooke is survived by his wife, a son, James [BROOKE] Jr., and a thony and five grandchildren. [sic]

Tuesday, October 27, 1970

Olin Wagoner
Olin WAGONER, 83, 700 Madison street, died at 3 p.m. Monday in the Miller nursing home. He had been a patient two weeks and in failing health two years.
Born Nov. 30, 1886, in Pulaski county, he was the son of John and Rebecca HOOD WAGONER. His marriage was Jan. 17, 1911, in Rochester, to Golda EMMONS, who survives. He had lived most of his life in Fulton county and retired from farming in Newcastle township in 1957.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Noble (Reba) ISLEY, Disko, and Mrs. Trella KENNEDY, Warsaw; twelve grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. His parents and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Frances Coplen
Mrs. Frances COPLEN, 616 Madison street, died unexpectedly at 11:15 a.m. today at her residence of an apparent heart attack. Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, October 28, 1970

Frances Coplen
Final rites will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Frances E. COPLEN, 69, 616 Madison street, who died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at her residence. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born March 9, 1901, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of George and Martha CARPENTER STOCKBERGER. Her marriage was Oct. 18, 1922, in Fulton county, to Oscar O. COPLEN, who survives. She had resided in this area most of her life and was a member of the former Christian church at Talma and the American Legion auxiliary.
Also surviving are three sons, James L. [COPLEN], of Rochester; Francis [COPLEN], R.R. 1, Argos, and Melville A. [COPLEN], of Warsaw; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jonas STOCKBERGER, R.R. 1, Warsaw, and George STOCKBERGER, Fort Wayne. One sister, Mrs. Evadean WOLF, Niles, Mich., preceded in death two weeks ago. Also preceding in death are two brothers.

Dollie Martin
Mrs. Dollie MARTIN, 83, former Argos resident, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, Gerald MARTIN, in Indianapolis. She had been in failing health the past two years.
Born Sept. 26, 1887, in the Bethel community, northeast of Argos, she was the daughter of Charles and Eva METHENY OLER. Her marriage was Aug. 7, 1908, in Argos, to Charles H. MARTIN. He died Sept. 25, 1942. Mrs. Martin had resided in the Argos community most of her life with the exception of the past two years when she lived with her son in Indianapolis. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are the one son, Gerald, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Edna SICKMILLER, of Argos, and Mrs. Frank (Jennie) BIGGS, Battleground; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. One brother and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday 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 1 p.m. Thursday.

Blanche Flesland
Mrs. Blanche FLESLAND, 70, Aitkin, Minn., a former Talma resident, died Tuesday in Two-Harbors, Minn., following a two-week illness.
Mrs. Flesland was born in Talma July 1, 1900, to Burr and Elizabeth KESSLER BARR and lived there until her marriage to Olaf FLESLAND in 1928 in California.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Glenn TYLE, Minneapolis, Minn., and a brother, Fred D. BARR, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Services will be in Aitkin, Minn., Saturday.

Pearl M. Stockberger
Mrs. Pearl Mae STOCKBERGER, 72, R.R. 2, Etna Green, died at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill one week.
Born Nov. 17, 1897, at Fayette, Ohio, she was the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Emma EVERSOLE FREDERICK. Her marriage was in November, 1949, at Rochester, to Jonas STOCKBERGER, who survives. She had lived the past 20 years in this area moving from Tippecanoe. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Rochester.
Also surviving are one son, Gerald McQUILLAN, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; a daughter, Mrs. Donald WOLFE, Jackson, Mich.; two step-sons, Gorman STOCKBERGER, Portage, Mich., and Norman STOCKBERGER, Warsaw; one step-daughter, Mrs. Clarence JACKSON, Fulton; ten step-grandchildren, and twenty-six great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will b e in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Clara Belle Stoudt
Mrs. Clara Belle STOUDT, 95, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born Feb. 28, 1875, in Farmers City, Ill., she was the daughter of Isaac and Sarah STEVENS DURBIN. Her marriage was in 1905, to Albert P. STOUDT, who died in December, 1941. A former schoolteaqcher, she was a member of the Zion Gospel Chapel near Kewanna.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth HOOVER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Bertha McKINSEY, Montebella, Cal.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be condeucted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Thursday.

Ada S. Marriner
Mrs. Ada S. MARRINER, 76, 1600 Monroe street, died at 5:55 a.m. today in the National Nursing home here, where she had been a patient since last July.
Born Jan. 10, 1894 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of George and Maude BARRY SPIRES. She had lived here 1 1/2 years, moving from Torrington, Conn. She was married Aug. 30, 1917, in Natick, Mass., to George MARRINER, who died in 1964.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Beatrice) HEWITT, Rochester; two grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
The body will be removed from the Foster & Good funeral home to Faford Nutting mortuary in Torrington, Conn., where services are pending.

Thursday, October 29, 1970

Joseph J. Dillman
Joseph J. DILLMAN, 80, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 5:30 a.m. Today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient eight weeks and in failing health three months.
Born June 30, 1890, in Claypool, he was the son of Jesse and Lucinda CARR DILLMEN. His marriage was Aug. 9, 1914, in Rochester, to Martha M. BECK. She died Sept. 5, 1965. He had lived the majority of his life in this area and was a retired employee of the Studebaker corporation.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Doris) DUFF, R.R. 1, Rochester; two sons, Jesse J. DILLMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester, and John J. DILLMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester; one grandson, Steven DUFF, R.R. 1, Rochester; two great-grandchildren. A daughter and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. G. LeRoy MARSTELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, October 30, 1970

Bert Berryman
Bert BERRYMAN, 84, 417 West Second street, died Thursday at 12:35 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital, following a long illness.
Mr. Berryman, a former Kewanna area resident, was born March 25, 1886, to Dillard and Sarah BARNETT BERRYMAN, in Winchester, Ky. He was married to Eva POPJOY, in 1934 who survives. He was a veteran of W.W. I, and a member of the Baptist church in Kewanna.
Surviving are three step-children, Mrs. Rachel ROTH, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Lois BECKER, South Bend and Phillip POPJOY, Kenosha, Wis.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ida ADAMS, Kewanna; two nephews, one nieces; one brother and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Harrison-Gardner chapel in Kewannna with the Reverend Otis STONE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Saturday, October 31, 1970

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Monday, November 2, 1970

Nina Foor
Mrs. Nina FOOR, 70, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 5 p.m. Sunday at her residence.
Final rites are tentatively set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Hazel Boldry
Mrs. Hazel Anna BOLDRY, 78, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill one month.
Born April 27, 1892, in Allerton, Ia., she was the daughter of Elsworth and Sarah ROCKWELL DOUGHERTY. Her marriage was Jan. 30, 1915, in Centerville, Ia., to Everett W. BOLDRY, who survives. She had lived in the Kewanna area 44 years, moving from Iowa. She was a member of the Fletcher's Lake United Methodist church and the WSCS.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Gale BOLDRY, R.R. 6, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marie) LEAVELL, Fulton, and Mrs. Omar (Wanda) HAUSER, R.R. 6, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bessie YEAGER, Moline, Ill.; three brothers, Ben DOUGHERTY, Ava, Mo.; Harry [DOUGHERTY], Des Moines, Ia., and George [DOUGHERTY], of Marshalltown, Ia. Two sons, two sisters, and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Ethel F. Heeter
Mrs. Ethel F. HEETER, 81, Fort Wayne, died at 1 a.m. today at her residence. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born June 7, 1888, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Allison and Maria SMITH CRISLER. Her marriage was in 1917, to Arnold HEETER, who survives. She had resided in Fort Wayne six months, moving from Gary. Mrs. Heeter was a graduate of Valparaiso university and had taught school several years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church in Gary and the Historical Society.
Surviving with her husband are two nieces, Mrs. Roy (Evelyn) MEREDITH, Akron, and Miss Grace BLESCH, Fort Wayne; one great-niece and one great-nephew.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. C. M. FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until the hour of service on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 3, 1970

Morning Star Osburn
Morning Star OSBURN, infant daughter of James and Ruthie Mae ERVIN OSBURN, Tippecanoe, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, 28 hours following her birth, on Sunday.
Surviving with her parents are one brother, Steven [OSBURN], 16 months; the paternal grandparents, Earl E. OSBURN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Barbara FAWLEY, Clunette; the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Frances GARBER, Albion; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon YOUNG, Warsaw.
Private services will be conducted on Wednesday at the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery there.

Nine K. Foor
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Macy Christian church for Mrs. Nina [Keturah] FOOR, 69, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at 5 p.m. sunday at her residence. The Rev. Chester WALTHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Born Nov. 18, 1900, near Macy, she was the daughter of John [Whitney] and Harriet [Luella] McGINNIS CARVEY. Her marriage was Sept. 12, 1920, in Portland, to Orville [Clair] FOOR, who died in August, 1969. Mrs. Foor had resided in the Macy community her entire life and until recently had been a nurses' aide at Woodlawn hospital. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Bill [Clair] FOOR, Rockford, Ill., and [Nobert Dean] FOOR, of Galion, O.; five grandchildren; one sister, Miss Pauline CARVEY, Peru; one brother, Errett CARVEY, of converse. One daughter, one sister, and one brother preceded in death.

Donald L. Brower
Donald Lewis BROWER, 67, 130 West Eighth street, died at 6:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Monday. He had been ill eight hours. Death was attributed to a stroke.
He had operated the Brower Radio and TV Service at Eighth and Madison streets since 1928 and was a former employee of the Studebaker and Delco Remy corporation.
A lifetime resident of this community, he was born Dec. 10, 1902, in Rochester, to Harry L. and Georgia SHEETS BROWER. He was a member of the United Presbyterian church, the Phi Delt fraternity, Masonic Blue lodge 79 and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Dale (Medrith) WELTY, Rochester; a brother, Fred L. BROWER, Anderson; an aunt, Edna SHEETS, Rochester; two nieces, Mrs. Paul (Diane) ATCHLEY, Rochester, and Mrs. Larry (Caroline) HARRISON, of Anderson. One brother, Edward [BROWER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 4, 1970

Edna V. Roe
Mrs. Edna V. ROE, 76, 1229 Madison street, died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient two months. She had been in failing health seven months.
Born Feb. 7, 1894, in Jefferson township, Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Charles and Estella FRANKS BAUGH. Her marriage was in 1910, to James Q. ROE, who preceded her in death in 1958. She had resided in Rochester the past 10 years, moving from Winamac. She was a member of Kingdom's Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Stella) TRIBBETT, South Bend; and Mrs. Everett (Daisy) DAVIS, Rochester; six sons, Henry and Francis [ROE], both of Winamac; Robert, Rolland and George [ROE], all of Rochester, and Jack [ROE], of South Bend; forty-two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Delia JOHNSON, Chicago; Miss Celia and Miss Eleanor BAUGH, both of Winamac; Mrs. Ruth CAMPBELL, and Mrs. Bessie KABZINSKI, both of Winamac; Mrs. Porter (Laura) SIEBERT, Hammond, and Mrs. Edward (Alice) McDONALD, of Chicago; two brothers, Elmer BAUGH, Kewanna, and John BAUGH, of St. Louis, Mo. One daughter, a son, a grandson and granddaughter prceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. David WEINZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 5, 1970

Doyil Davis
Doyil DAVIS, 83, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 9:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one day. He had been in failing health several years.
Born May 4, 1887, in Independence, he had resided in this area 28 years, moving from Otterbein in 1910. His marriage was in 1920 to Effie CHAFFEE. She preceded him in death in 1920. Mr. Davis was a retired farmer and a member of the First Presbyterian church in Boswell.
Surviving are one son, Elmer DAVIS, R.R. 1, Macy, and numerous nieces.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the Boswell cemetery at Boswell where graveside rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here after 2 p.m. Friday.

Grace Bennett
Final rites are tentatively set for Saturday in South Bend for Mrs. Steve (Grace) BENNETT, 67, South Bend, who died early today in a South Bend hospital following a three month's illness.
Born June 28, 1903, she was the daughter of Mel and Mary Belle GREPON COPLEN. Her first marriage was to John BYBEE who preceded in death. Her second marriage was Jan. 3, 1969 to Steve BENNETT who survives.
Also surviving are two sons; three daughters; several grandchildren; three brothers, Ray and Oscar COPLEN, both of Rochester, and George COPLEN, of Leo, and one sister, Mrs. Fred (May) DICKERHOFF, of Akron.

Friday, November 6, 1970

Bertha Pusey
Mrs. Bertha PUSEY, 84, Geneva, Ind., died at noon Thursday in a Portland, Ind., hospital. She was the mother of Mrs. Melvin HEDRICK of Rochester. Also surviving are a son and four other daughters. Friends may call at the Hardy and Hardy funeral home in Geneva, where final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Kimberly K. Armstrong
Kimberly K. ARMSTRONG, infant daughter of Eugene and Connie Sue WALKER ARMSTRONG, former residents of the Akron area, died Wednesday at Homestead Air Force Base in Perrine, Fla.
Surviving with the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William ARMSTRONG, Mexico; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald WALKER, Peru; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl ALDERFER, of Akron.
Final rites are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Clyde BLACK will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, November 7, 1970

Russell M. Clinton
Mr. Russell M. "Kise" CLINTON, 73, 1206 Main street, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday in the Palms of Paradise hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., following an illness of 10 days for which he had been admitted to the hospital at 6 a.m. Friday.
He was born May 24, 1897 at Brook, Ind., to Reece and Jennie KEENE CLINTON. He had been a resident of Rochester for 50 years and had worked at the Postoffice here for 40 of those, retiring in 1955.
He was married Jan. 2, 1932 to Ida M. EHLINGER who survives. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F., the Rochester F&AM No. 79, the Scottish Rite, South Bend, the Mizpah temple, Ft. Wayne, and the Rochester First Christian church.
Surviving are a son, Russell M. [CLINTON] Jr., Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Carol) SUNDHEIMER, Warsaw; five grandchildren; three brothers, Earl [CLINTON], Lowell; Truman [CLINTON], South Bend, and Irvin [CLINTON], Kentland. A daughter, two sons, a sister and three brothers preceded him.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Joseph PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday where the F&AM No. 79 will conduct memorial rites at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The family asks that memorials other than flowers be made to the heart fund.

Lelton F. Williams
Lelton F. WILLIAMS, 46, R.R. 4, Rochester, was injured fatally at 11:30 p.m. Friday at the American Can company plant in Hammond where he was employed. Details of the accident were not available.
Born Aug. 18, 1924 in Alabama, Mr. Williams had lived in the Rochester area since last August. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, two brothers and five sisters.
Rites are pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Monday, November 9, 1970

Mrs. Vern Daggy
Last rites were held Friday in Mishawaka for Mrs. Vern DAGGY, 64, who died Wednesday after an extended illness. Her husband is a native of Rochester and survives, along with two sons and a daughter.

Ayrton Howard
Ayrton HOWARD, 71, former Rochester resident, died this morning in a LaPorte hospital following severalmonths illness. Among the survivors with his wife, Grace BABCOCK HOWARD, is his brother, George [HOWARD], of Rocheter. Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thomas Snyder
Thomas SNYDER, 84, 914 Franklin street, died at 11:25 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient seven weeks. He had been ill six months.
He was born July 29, 1886, at Edon, O., to Henry and Eliza McCORY SNYDER. His marriage was Aug. 8, 1906, in Detroit, to Mabel E. BARRON, who survives. A retired construction worker, he had resided in this area since 1950, moving from Leiters Ford.
Surviving with his wife are two nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Nancy A Bevelheimer
Mrs. Nancy Ann BEVELHEIMER, 78, 218 East 13th street, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at her residence. She had been ill three weeks.
Born June 17, 1892, inFulton county, she was the daughter of Jeremiah and Mary BYBEE BYRER. Her first marriage was in 1917, to Harley WARREN, who prceded in death in 1948. Her second marriage was to James R. BEVELHEIMER in 1953. He died in 1959. She had lived all of her life in Fulton county, residing mostly in Newcastle township. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church and the Missionary Society of the church.
Surviving are one brother, Charles BYRER, of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Miss Celia BYRER and Mrs. Cleo KALLENBACH, both of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Grace HOOVER, South Bend, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Elmo Junior BOSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Lelton F. Williams
Final rites will be conducted in Stephenson, Ala. for Lelton F. WILLIAMS, 46, R.R. 4, Rochester, who was fatally injured Friday while operating a fork lift at his work at the American Can company in Hammond. Burial will be in Stephenson. The body has been removed from the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.
Born Aug. 18, 1924, in Jackson county, Ala. he was the son of Whit and Pearl YOUNG WILLIAMS. His marriage was Feb. 21, 1947, at rising Fawn, Ga., to Doris R. PHILLIPS, who survives. He had resided in this area two months moving from Chicago.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Patricia RUSSELL, Chicago; Mrs. Wanda Pearl WEBBER, Lake City, Tenn., and Miss Doris Mae WILLIAMS, at home; two brothers, James WILLIAMS, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Albert WILLIAMS, Chickamauga, Ga.; five sisters, Mrs. Laura BARNETT, Flat Rock, Ala; Mrs. Zola HAWES, Favius, Ala.; Mrs. Millie GRIFFITH, Flat Rock, Ala.; Magaline MINER and Mrs. Kanola LOFTY, both of Tunnell Hill, Ga., and two grandchildren.

Tuesday, November 10, 1970

Sgt. Michael K. Waymire
Sergeant Michael K. WAYMIRE, 21, Denver, Ind., has been posthumously awarded the Bronze Star medal, Army Commendation medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct medal and Combat Infantryman badge in ceremonies at Fort Benjamin Harrison.
Accepting the medals for her husband was the widow, Mrs. June WAYMIRE, daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman MURPHY, Akron.
Also attending were the soldier's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon WAYMIRE, Denver, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Verne WAYMIRE, Richvalley, Ind., as well as Mrs. Waymire's grandmother, Mrs. Ruth MURPHY, Wabash.
Sergeant Waymire was killed in Vietnam July 5, 1970, while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (AMBL).

Ayrton R Howard
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Ayrton R. HOWARD, 71, LaPorte, who died Monday in Pine Lake hospital there. 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 3 p.m. Wednesday.
A former Rochester resident, Mr. Howard was born May 11, 1899, in Rochester, to William A. and Nellie E. BECKING HOWARD. His marriage was Feb. 3, 1934, in Chicago, to Grace BABCOCK, who survives. He had moved from Rochester 28 years ago and was a recent employee in the advertising department of the Town Crier Shopping Guide newspaper in LaPorte.
Surviving with the wife are his brother, George HOWARD, of Rochester; two nephews, William HOWARD, Marion, and Robert HOWARD, Hollywood, Cal.

Lois R. Davison
Mrs. Lois R. DAVISON, 53, Mentone, died unexpectedly Monday morning at her residence of a heart attack. She was found at her home by neighbors Monday evening.
Mrs. Davison was a nurse in the office of Dr. W. B. WILSON in Mentone. Her marriage was Sept. 12, 1942, in Ohio, to Dr. Fenton B. DAVISON. He died in April, 1970.
Final arrangements are pending at the King Memorial home in Mentone.

Wednesday, November 11, 1970

Lois R. Davison
Final rites will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Mentone United Methodist church for Mrs. Lois R. DAVISON, 56, Mentone, who died Monday at her residence. The Rev. L. E. TODD will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone and at the church one hour prior to services.
Mrs. Davison was born Sept. 15, 1914, at Toledo, O. She has resided in Mentone since 1941, moving from Waterville, O. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church and an officer in the women's society of the church. She was a member of the Mentone Eastern Star and the Mentone Reading club.
Surviving are one brother, James J. BORMAN, Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Mae) HUTCHINSON, Waterville, O., and a half-sister, Mrs. F. T. (Iva) SIMPSON, Waterville, O.

Sheldon H. Shoemaker
Sheldon H. "Ted" SHOEMAKER, 72, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. He had been ill several months.
Born Feb. 22, 1898, near Atwood, he was the son of Daniel and Ortha BURKETT SHOEMAKER. His marriage was Sept. 21, 1918, to Ruth JONES. She died in 1936. A retired farmer, he had resided ost of his life in the Claypool area. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are four sons, Charles [SHOEMAKER], R.R. 5, Warsaw; Kenneth [SHOEMAKER], Mentone, and James and Howard [SHOEMAKER], both of Roann; one brother, Chester [SHOEMAKER], of Burkett six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Joe F. BEAR will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Louise Myers
Mrs. Louise MYERS, 55, R.R. 4, Plymouth, former Rochester resident, died unexpectedly Monday evening at her residence. She had been ill two days.
She was born Oct. 13, 1915, and her marriage was to Herbert MYERS who survives. She was a member of the Church of God in Plmouth.
Also surviving are one son, Steve [MYERS], and two dauthters, Diane and Becky [MYERS], all at home; one brother, Virgil DARKWOOD, of Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Grace DECKER, Niles, Mich.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Church of God at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth.

Thursday, November 12, 1970

Ida May Hurst
Mrs. Ida May HURST, 85, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 4:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Wednesday.
Born May 17, 1885, in Macy, she was the daughter of John M. and Carrie LOVETT HATCH. Her marriage was March 28, 1906, in Macy, to C. Glenn HURST. She had resided in the Macy area all her life and had taught school in the area seven years. She was a graduate of Rochester Normal university and did graduate work at Valparaiso university. She was a member of the First Christian church at Macy and taught the Never Quit Sunday school class 46 years. She was a member of the Pleasant Hour club and the Macy Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Sidney (Harriet) HATFIELD, Bourbon; one son, Bernard HURST, Macy; ix grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Edna) PALMER, Logansport. Two brothers, Roscoe and Lee HATCH, and a sister, Mrs. Hurd (Florence) HURST, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Chester H. WALTHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Friday, November 13, 1970

[no obits]

Saturday, November 14, 1970

Russell Moore
Russell "Dinty" MOORE, 70, Phoenix, Ariz., owner of the former Rochester Ice and Coal company and former city countilman, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Phoenix of a heart attack. He had been ill several years.
Mr. Moore had been an employee of the former Northern Indiana Power company, predecessor of Public Service Indiana, in Rochester. He moved to Phoenix about five yers ago.
Born to Ora and Belle MOORE in the Athens area Oct. 12, 1900, Mr. Moore was married to Pauline BRIGHT, who survives. He was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Gwen) WARREN, Plymouth; Mrs. Lyle (Annabelle) MATHEWS, Fullerton, Cal., and Mrs. Myer (Betty) KIZER, Miami, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Leonard (Margery) WOODCOX, Rochester; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A sister and two brothers preceded in deth.
Last rites will be Tuesday at the Mercer mortuary in Phoenix with the Rev. John DENTON officiating. Burial will be in Phoenix.

Adress Nellans
Mrs. [Adress] "Ada" NELLANS, 90, of Fulton, died at 4 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor following an illness of 10 years.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she was born Sept. 13, 1880 in Liberty township to George and Angeline COOK MARTINDALE. She was married in Fulton Nov. 18, 1936 to William H. NELLANS, who died June 17, 1956.
Nieces and nephews are the only survivors. Several brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Thomas BOWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 16, 1970

Harold J. Masterson
Final rites were conducted Thursday in Detroit for Harold J. MASTERSON, former Rochester resident, who died Nov. 8 at the Allen Dee convalescent home in Detroit. He was the son of James and Elmora JOHNSON MASTERSON and operated a sheet metal shop here at 428 Main street from 1908 to 1950. Surviving are a daughter, three sons, five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Marjory PONTIOUS, Akron.

Tuesday, November 17, 1970

[no obits]

Wednesday, November 18, 1970

Mildred M. Kuehl
Mrs. Mildred M. KUEHL, 65, R.R. 4, Peru, died at her residence at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday.
She was born in Miami county July 19, 1905 to John and Anna WISSINGER SHEPLER and had een a Peru resident all her life. She was married Aug. 27, 1930 to Edward A. KUEHL, who survives. She was a member of the Onward Christian church at Peru.
She is survived by a son, Ronald E. [KUEHL], Rochester; two grandchildren, and a brother, Charles SHEPLER, R.R. 4, Peru.
Services will e at the Allen funeral home in Bunker Hill at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Clifton officiating. Burial will be in the Metzger cemetery west of Nead. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 19, 1970

LeRoy E. Madary
LeRoy E. MADARY, 67, a resident of the United Methodist home in Franklin, died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Johnson county hospital in Franklin after an illness of five days.
Born April 10, 1903 in Fulton, he was the son of William and Gertrude GREEN MADARY. He had resided in Charlotte, N.J., for a number of years and had a music studio there. He was a graduate of Westminister college in Princeton, N.J. Mr. Madary was a prominent soloist and entertained in Rochester during visits here after moving from Fulton county.
On Feb. 20, 1954, he was married in South Bend to Carol HAGER, who survives. Also surviving is a sisters, Mrs. Clinton CALLENDER.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Rochester First Baptist church with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the church after 2 p.m. Saturday. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Marion E. Hall
Professor Marion E. HALL, Lansing, Mich., died at 5 a.m. Tuesday in Lansing. He was a teacher in the former Rochester college during the early 1900s. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Lansing.

Friday, November 20, 1970

Gladys M. Hutson
Mrs. Gladys M. HUTSON, 78, R.R. 3, Traverse City, Mich., died at 3 a.m. today in the Munson Medical Center at Traverse City. She was the sister of Dr. MIDDLETON, Argos dentist.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Saturday, November 21, 1970

Gladys Hutson
Last rites for Mrs. Gladys MIDDLETON HUTSON, 78, R.R. 3, Traverse City, Mich., who died at 3 a.m. Friday, will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Monday.
Mrs. Hutson died in the Munson Medical Center at Traverse City after an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 9, 1892 in Chicago and had lived in the Traverse City area since 1947, moving there from Chicago. In 1919 she was married to James HUTSON, who died in 1945. She was married in 1947 to Fred HUTSON, who survives. She was the daughter of Jesse and Alice THORNBURG MIDDLETON. She was a member of the Traverse City First Christian church.
Surviving with the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Nellie KELLY and Mrs. Dorothy ELEY, both of Argos; three brothers, Dr. William MIDDLETON, Argos dentist; Glenn MIDDLETON, Long Beach, Cal., and Jerry MIDDLETON, Denver, Colo., five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A son, James [HUTSON], preceded in death.

Monday, November 23, 1970

Ray Overmyer
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Ray OVERMYER, 71, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at 1 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been admitted one hour earlier. Death was due to a heart attack. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.
He was born June 19, 1899, near Fulton, to Boyd and Rosa COOK OVERMYER and had resided all his life in Fulton county. He was semi-retired from farming. He was married in Rochester April 22, 1922 to Helen L. BRUGH, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Dora) DOERR, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Carl (Jean) SHAFER, Plymouth; a son, Robert D. [OVERMYER], Rochester; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Almeda) BRYAN, Medway, O., and Mrs. Ellsworth (Esther) HESS, Delaware, O., and a brother, Roy [OVERMYER], of Elk Mound, Wis. A daughter, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Roland Jones
Roland JONES, owner and operator of Jones grocery and postoffice at Delong, died unexpectedly early this morning at Plymouth Parkview hospital. The body has been taken to the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver, where arrangements are pending.

Arthur G. Copeland
Arthur G. "Art" COPELAND, 74, longtime Rochester newspaper reporter, died today at 3:15 a.m. in his residence at 1028 Main street. He had been in ill health since March.
Mr. Copeland spent his entire career in the pursuit of news concerning people and events of this community. It was, in fact, his hobby as well as his vocation and he was alert to news literally around the clock.
For the past 29 years Mr. Copeland had acted as Rochester correspondent for numerous newspapers, including the Logansport Press, the South Bend Tribune and the Indianapolis Star. He also operated the Rochester Credit Bureau from his residence.
He began his news career as a young man as reporter for The Rochester Republican, then worked for The Daily News and The News-Sentinel, joining the latter paper's staff when a merger was effected in 1924. He left The News-Sentinel, now The Sentinel, in 1941 to perform his correspondent duties.
A Rochester resident 70 years, Mr. Copeland was born July 15, 1896, in Chicago, the son of Arthur P. and Mary BOLEN COPELAND. His father was associated many years with the First Narional Bank here.
He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge, Masonic lodge, American Legion post and Eagles lodge and attended the United Presbyterian church. He never married.
Surviving is one sister, Miss Ruth COPELAND, at home. Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Laura K. Glassman
Mrs. Laura K. GLASSMAN, 87, former resident of R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 3:03 p.m. Sunday in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Born Oct. 5, 1883, at Wyatt, Ind., she was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth HUMMEL BERON. Her marriage was Dec. 27, 1900, to James GLASSMAN, who died in 1968. She was a member of the St. Luke's Lutheran church at Winamac.
Surviving are a son, Marvin [GLASSMAN], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Esther HICKLE, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Mildred HARMON, of South Bend; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer BERON, Wakarusa. Two susters preceded in death
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Huff-Mishler funeral home at Bremen. The Rev. William KEAPPLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Chester R. Jones
Services for Chester Rolland JONES, 63, Delong, will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.
Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Jones, a Delong merchant, died at 5:15 a.m. Monday at Plymouth Parkview hospital following a two-week illness. He was born March 20, 1907, at London, Ky., to Humphrey and Lydia O'DELL JONES. On March 20, 1941 at Leiters Ford, he married Eva M. REINHOLT, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Melinda ROUCH, Chesterton; three sisters, Mrs. Vera KREISCHER, Portage; Mrs. Minnie DECKER, Culver, and Mrs. Esther CROOK, London, Ky., and four grandchildren.

Wednesday, November 25, 1970

Charles E. Morrice
Word has been received of the death of Charles E. MORRICE, 89, Goshen, step-father of Mrs. Dorothy BEAMAN of Rochester. He had been a furniture store operator in Peru and Goshen.

Virginia G. Thomson
Mrs. Virginia G. THOMSON, 97, 1001 1/2 Jefferson street, died at 12:30 a.m. today in the National nursing home here. She had been ill eight years and an invalid one year.
Born April 27, 1873, in Montgomery county, Kan., she was the daughter of Charles and Edith MORRIS SINES. Her marriage was March 31, 1892, in Radnor, Ind., to Charles M. THOMSON, who preceded her in deth in 1926. She had resided in Rochester 49 years, moving from Lafayette. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church in Rochester, a past-president and member of the Rochester Womans club, a member of the Manitou Chapter of DAR and the Birthday club.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Edith THOMSON, Rochester, former music instructor in Rochester schools, and Mrs. Richard (Olive) GRISWOLD, Sun City, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jack MATHEWS, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. Charles (Virginia) HEATON, Dallas, Texas; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Beth BARNARD, of Flora. One brother and four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. V. A. LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Delphi. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Flo Morgan
Miss Flo MORGAN, 74, former Argos resident, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday in New Castle. She was a retired schoolteacher.
Born in Argos, she was the daughter of Frank and Ella OSBORN MORGAN. Surviving is a sister-in-law, Mrs. Carl (Berniece) MORGAN.
Friends may call at the Macer funeral home in New Castle after 3 p.m. Thursday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Graveside rites are set for 3 p.m. Friday at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Arrangements are by the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Margaret A. Friedrich
Mrs. Margaret A. FRIEDRICH, 69, Westfield, died early today at her residence. She was the mother of Mrs. Eileen LANGANBAHN, of Rochester.
Born June 29, in Hendricks county, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James THOMPSON. She had resided in Westfield two years and in the Rochester area from 1946 to 1960. She was a member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel church.
Surviving are her husband, Winnie W. [FRIEDRICH]; three sons; five daughters, twenty-two grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildre, and three sisters.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel church near Westfield. Friends may call at the McMullan funeral home in Westfield from 3:30 p.m. Friday until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Nelson M. Hizer
Nelson M. HIZER, 81, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 3:45 a.m. today in Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth. Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday.

Dow Brown
Dow BROWN, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 11 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joe GRACZYK, South Bend.
Final rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Thursday, November 26, 1970

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 27, 1970

Ada M. Sherbondy
Mrs. Ada M. SHERBONDY, 82, former resident of 719 Madison street, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Miller nursing home. She had been a patient four years and ill five years.
Born Aug. 9, 1888, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Gene and Ida ALEXANDER SOUTHARD. Her marriage was Sept. 30, 1915, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Otto SHERBONDY who died in 1932. A retired schoolteacher, she had operated a popcorn wagon at the corner of Main and Eighth streets for many years. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, Rebekah lodge 57 and the World War II Mothers organization.
Surviving are two sons, Howard [SHERBONDY], of Marion, and Richard [SHERBONDY], of R.R. 1, Rochester; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. One brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. John SCHROEDER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. today.

Nelson M. Hizer
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Nelson M. HIZER, 81, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died Wednesday in the Miller nursing home. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home
Born June 6, 1889, at the residence where he resided all his life, he was the son of Aaron D. and Caroline SOMMERS HIZER. His marriage was March 26, 1921, to Lela McCOY, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church.
Also surviving are a son, Frank [HIZER], R.R. 2, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth GAULT, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Jean MILLER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; one half-sister, Mrs. Rose JACKSON, Kewanna; a brother, Joseph HIZER, Rochester; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. One son, a half-sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Dow Brown
Final rites for Dow BROWN, 75, formerly of R.R. 1, Roann, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Emanual United Methodist church southeast of Akron. The Rev. Kenneth HOSTETLER will officiate and burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.
Mr. Brown died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joe GRACZYK of South Bend, following an illness of 10 years.
Born May 17, 1895 in Miami county, he was the son of David and Norah BROWN. He had lived in the Gilead and Akron areas all his life. He was married in Miami county Dec. 11, 1915 to Sylvia GROGG, who died in 1958. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George (Pauline) HOLLINSWORTH and Mrs. GRACZYK, both of South Bend; a son, Merl [BROWN], Evansville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Mae FANNING, Fort Wayne, and a brother, Merl BROWN, Fort Wayne. A brother preceded in death.

Ralph A. Shafer
Ralph A. SHAFER, 69, Argos, died unexpectedly at 7 a.m. Thursday at his residence. Death was due to a heart attack.
Born Jan. 13, 1901, in Green township, northwest of Argos, he was the son of Delbert and Constance LOLOMAUGH SHAFER. His marriage was July 18, 1942, at Crawfordsville, to Bernice [A.] BOYD, who survives. A retired carpenter, he had resided in the Argos area 25 years. He also resided in Culver and Plymouth. He was a member of the Carpenters Local 1816.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dewey (Iris) GILDNER, Plymouth; three sons, Ralph [SHAFER] Jr., Kokomo, Robert and Rick [SHAFER], both at home; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Gunnard (Dorothy) ANDERSON, R.R. 3, Plymouth. Five sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. James McGEE will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Catherine R. Stewart
Mrs. Catherine R. STEWART, 93, Decatur, Ind., died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday at the residence of her son, Roy STEWART, in Decatur. She was the mother of the owner of the former Stewart's Bakery in Rochester.
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Wintereregg-Linn funeral home in Decatur. Burial will be in Greenpark cemetery at Portland. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 28, 1970

[no obits]

Monday, November 30, 1970

Herbert C. Wille
Herbert C. WILLE, 62, R.R. 1, Culver, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence.
Born Feb. 5, 1908, in Illinois, he had been a resident of Fulton county five years, moving from Granger. His first wife, Katherine [WILLE], died in 1944. His second marriage was to E. Jane BASSETT, who survives. Mr. Wille was a retired employee of the Standard Oil corporation.
Also surviving, four sons, William WILLE, Waco, Texas; Herbert [WILLE] Jr., South Bend; Henry [WILLE], California, and James WILLE, Michigan City; one daughter, Miss Ann WILLE, South Bend; one step-son, Raymond BASSETT, Edwardsburg, Mich.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Rene SIMONS and Mrs. Nora CARRICO, both of Elkhart; one brother, Carl WILLE, North Liberty; eleven grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.
The body has been removed from the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver to the Hartzler-Gutermuth funeral home in Elkhart where final arrangements are pending.

Minnie A. Castleman
Mrs. Minnie A. CASTLEMAN, 86, former resident of the Burton community, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday in the Minot nursing home in Minot, N.D.
Born Dec. 4, 1883, in Brownton, Minn., she was the daughter of William and Mard RICHARDS KLOPFLEISCH. Her marriage was June 3, 1923, in Brownton, Minn., to O. W. CASTLEMAN. He died in April 1966. Mrs. Castleman had resided in Burton from 1940 to 1966. She was a member of the Burton Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Zoa COUCH, Portland, O., and Mrs. Mildred HAMBLIN, Boise, Ida.; one step-son, C. O. CASTLEMAN, Minot, N.D.; several grandchildre; two sisters, Mrs. Nora SANDMANN, New Richmond, Wis., and Mrs. Florence JOHNSON, Richland, Wis.; two brothers, Carl KLOPFLEISCH, Arcola, Ill., and Fred [KLOPFLEISCH], Amery, Wis. One step-daugher and three step-sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted 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 here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Blanche E. Roderick
Mrs. Blanche E. RODERICK, 85, former Akron resident, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday in the Canterbury nursing home here. She had resided in Daytona Beach, Fla., the past 16 years.
Born April 29, 1885, in Alabama, she was the daughter of Richard and Sarah LAYMAN LONG. Her marriage was in 1924, to Clyde RODERICK, who died in pril, 1970. Mrs. Roderick was a member of the White Chapin Church of God in Daytona Beach.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elvin (Virginia) HOFFMAN, Monticello; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren one step-grandson, Earl SOUDER, Los Angeles; one step-granddaughter, Patty WILLIAMS, Los Angeles; one sister, Mrs. George (Floy) HOLMES, Greencastle, and one brother, Lester LONG, Oklahoma.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. George CONSTANCE will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Leo Streich
Leo STREICH, former Rochester resident, died Saturday morning at his residence in Chicago.
He was born Oct. 27, 1882, in Chicago, and was married to the former Grace ROWE, who preceded in death.
Surviving are one son, Joseph STREICH, Chicago; two granddaughters, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the United Methodist church at Athens. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Ira L. Overmyer
Ira L. OVERMYER, 86, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died in Woodlawn hospital at 6:20 a.m. today after a short illness.
He was born May 17, 1884 in Fulton county on the farm where he resided until his death. He was the son of John E. and Matilda GARMAN OVERMYER. He was married Nov. 11, 1906 to Eva Mae ZELLERS, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Sharon Wesleyan church.
He is survived by one daughter, [Edna] LAVENGOOD, R.R. 4, Rochester; three sons, Ray [OVERMYER], Indianapolis; Birdwell [OVERMYER], Fulton, and Carl [OVERMYER], Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Lela CLARK; seven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with the Revs. Richard BALDWIN and Ira E. HOLT officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Bruce Lake.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 1, 1970

Albert DuBois
Albert DuBOIS, 54, Wabash, a native of Fulton county, died Monday night in Wabash county hospital at Wabash following an illness of one week.
The son of Elting and Corabelle DuBOIS, Mr. Dubois moved to Wabash 30 years ago.
Surviving are four children; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma CARR and Mrs. Helen MILLER, both of Rochester, and two brothers, Wilhelmus [DuBOIS], of Macy, and Leo [DuBOIS], of Canton, O.
Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Treaty Church of Christ, south of Wabash. The Rev. Howard WATERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Hoover-Miner funeral home in Wabash after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Herbert Wille
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hartzler-Gutermuth funeral home in Elkhart for Herbert C. WILLE, 62, R.R. 1, Culver, who died Sunday at his residence.
The Rev. John KRUEGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery at Elkhart. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Cecil F. Gunter
Cecil F. GUNTER, 71, Fulton, died at 1:20 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in Logansport. He had been a patient since September.
Born Jan. 12, 1899, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Andrew and Emma Jane HATFIELD GUNTER. His first marriage was Sept. 11, 1920, in Danville, Ind., to Ruth FORD. She died in June 1955. His second marriage was Feb. 6, 1962, to Ada OFFUTT, who survives. Mr. Gunter had resided in Fulton county most of his life and was a former Fulton town marshal. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Also surviving are six sons, Russell [GUNTER], of Fulton; Virgil [GUNTER], R.R. 2, Kewanna; George [GUNTER], Imperial Beach, Cal.; Harold Ray [GUNTER], of Fulton; Ralph [GUNTER], R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Richard [GUNTER], Nogales, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) MULLINS, Fulton; and Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) EASTERDAY, Fulton; twenty-four grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Four brothers and four sisters, a son, Raymond [GUNTER], one grandson and a great-granddaughter preceded in death. [Raymond Gunter, Marshtown, killed in action in Germany, April 1, 1945]
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Ira HOLT will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 2, 1970

Goldie Swick
Mrs. Goldie SWICK, 77, Beaver Dam Lake, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been a patient five days and ill seven months.
Born Nov. 10, 1893, in Sevastapol, she was the daughter of David and Sarah JEFFERIES JENKINS. Her marriage was Dec. 23, 1911, in Warsaw, to Ira SWICK. He died in 1953. She lived most of her life in the Beaver Dam Lake community.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Donnie (Mildred) MEREDITH, Beaver Dam Lake; Mrs. George (Wilma) KUHN, Granger; and Mrs. Donald (Dorotha) PLETCHER, Beaver Dam Lake; one son, Allen SWICK, Plymouth; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Wilbur JENKINS, Bradenton, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Sylvia CARR, Yellow Creek lake; Mrs. Ercie ARNOLD and Mrs. Catherine GALL, both of Elkhart; Mrs. Letha KENNEDY, Bristol, and Mrs. Margaret HERENDEEN, Goshen. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Samuel CARLTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Thursday until the time of service on Friday.

Lucile M. Miller
Lucile M. MILLER, 78, former Lake Manitou resident, died at 7 a.m. today at Gobles, Mich. Funeral arrangements pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Myrtle C. Stetson
Mrs. Myrtle C. STETSON, 94, 1115 Pontiac street, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Faye HOLMAN, 1331 Madison street. She had been ill three months.
Born May 19, 1876, near Nyona lake, she was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah ENGLISH FRY. Her marriage was Dec. 28, 1887, in Fulton, to Frank M. STETSON. He preceded her in death May 5, 1937. She had resided in Rochester and vicinity her entire life with the exception of five years spent in Florida. She was a member of the First Christian church here 70 years and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving with her daughter are one grandson, Joe Ray STETSON, Springfield, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Joe [STETSON] Jr., Mary and David STETSON, all of Springfield, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Lenora ARVEN and Mrs. Noble GOODNER, both of Fulton.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 7 p.m. today.

Lida M. DeLon
Mrs. Lida M. DeLON, 84, R.R. 1, Culver (Mount Hope neighborhood), died at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday in Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth, after an illness of four years.
Born Nov. 29, 1886 in Howard county to Jesse and Mary CAREY HOBSON, she had lived in the Mount Hope area 60 years. She was a member of the Friends church of New London, Ind. Her first marriage was to Ellsworth EDGINGTON, who died in 1933. She was married to Roy DeLON in 1935; he died in 1963.
Surviving are a son, Harry D. EDGINGTON, Culver; five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. A daughter, Miss Louiemae EDGINGTON, died May 24, 1970.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Earl SHARP officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 3, 1970

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Friday, December 4, 1970

Lucile M. Miller
Mrs. Lucile M. MILLER, 78, former resident of Lake Manitou, died Wednesday at Gobles, Mich.
Born April 4, 1892 in Grovertown, Ind., she was the daughter of Fred and Matilda CLAYBURN SHULTZ. Her marriage was Dec. 18, 1935, at Indianapolis, to Charles E. MILLER. He preceded in death July 18, 1966. Mrs. Miller was a retired employee of the Indianapolis police department and moved here from Indianapolis in 1954. She moved from Rochester to Michigan three years ago.
Surviving are one brother, Elsworth SHULTZ, of Richland, Mich., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m Saturday 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.

Fanny M. Clark
Mrs. Fanny M. CLARK, 77, R.R. 1, Leesburg, died at 12:15 a.m. today in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw. She had been ill several years.
Born May 1, 1893, near Argos, she was the daughter of James and Melinda Jane EMMONS WARREN. Her marriage was to James S. CLARK, who preceded her in death in 1954. Mrs. Clark was a resident of the Palestine community 30 years.
Surviving are four sons, Robert [CLARK], Lansing, Mich.; Lowell and Richard [CLARK], both of Warssaw; Alden [CLARK], Leesburg; three daughters, Mrs. George (Bernice) KEEL, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Lyle (Charlotte) REGNIA, Akron, O.; Mrs. Forrest (Barbara) HAMMAN, Leesburg; one sister, Mrs. John (Della) ILER, South Bend; thirty grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, one daughter, three brothers, and four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Mentone First Baptist church. The Rev. Lee KANTENWEIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone after 2 p.m. Saturday until the hour of service on Sunday.

Saturday, December 5, 1970

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Monday, December 7, 1970

Margaret J. Jackson
Mrs. Margaret Jane "Jennie" JACKSON, 91, Fulton, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Nov. 28. She had been seriously ill one week.
Born Jan. 31, 1879 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of George and Margaret TILDEN KENT. She had resided most of her life in the Fulton area. She was married April 19, 1902, in Fulton to John Warren JACKSON, who died Sept. 1, 1954. She was a member of the Fulton Wesleyan church.
Surviving are a son, James [JACKSON], of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Glenn) PARMAN, Fulton; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. B. R. KENT, Fulton, and a sister, Mrs. C. A. (Myrtle) DOUD, Fulton. A son, Russell [JACKSON], preceded in death. Three brothers and one sister also preceded in death
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Ira E. HOLT officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Arthur DuBois
Arthur DuBOIS, 64, R.R. 1, Argos, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 10:30 a.m. today at his residence.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Robert L. Finger
Robert L. FINGER, 70, R.R. 1, Royal Center, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday of a heart attack suffered while he was driving on County Road 1000 West in Jefferson township.
Born Feb. 28, 1900, in Morrison, Tenn., he was the son of John L. and Frances Elizabeth SPRIGER FINGER. His first marriage was Feb. 10, 1929, to Ethel KISTLER. She died in 1950. His second marriage was to Ida Louise BOWMAN. She died Aug. 20, 1969. Mr. Finger was a retired highway employee and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are two sons, Jim [FINGER], of Fort Wayne; Neil [FINGER], of R.R. 1, Royal Center, and Mrs. Sarah THOMAS, of Rochester; eleven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. One brother, a step-sister and one son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Royal Center. The Rev. Carl POLSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 8, 1970

Nina M. Gould
Mrs. Nina May GOULD, 88, 219 West Seventh street, died at 3:05 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient since March of 1967. She had been ill for three years.
She was born May 21, 1882 in Sanford, O., to Jacob and Elizabeth ZELLERS DITMER. She had lived here since 1963, moving here from Anderson. She was married Aug. 3, 1904 in Jnesboro, Ind., to George V. GOULD, who died Dec. 11, 1966. She was a member of the Anderson Methodist church.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary INMAN, Rochester; a niece, Mrs. Dorothy HART, Marion, and a nephew, Richard DITMER, Syracuse.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Homer Clay
Homer CLAY, owner of Clay Plumbing and Heating, 205 Jefferson street, died about 11 a.m. today at Memorial hospital, Logansport. Funeral arrangements are pending at The Foster & Good funeral home.

Effie L. Reese
Mrs. Effie L. REESE, 87, Beaver Dam Lake, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday at her residence. She had been ill several years.
Born March 14, 1883, near Yellow Creek lake, she was the daughter of Edward and Hanna SLICE HOHMAN. Her marriage was Sept. 24, 1904, at Burket, to Bert A. REESE, who survives. She had resided in the Beaver Dam area most of her life and was a member of the Burket United Methodist church
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Beulah) GOSS, Warsaw; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. One daughter and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Wednesday until the time of service on Thursday.

Arthur DuBois
Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Gossman funeral home in Argos for Arthur DuBOIS, 64, R.R. 1, Argos, who died Monday morning of a heart attack. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Born July 1, 1906, at Pittsburg, Kans., he was the son of Samuel and Ida MERTONS DuBOIS. His marriage was July 27, 1969, to Edna L. McGRIFF, who survives. Mr. DuBois was a retired employee of the Standard Oil company at East Chicago, Ill., and had resided in the Argos community the past two years. He had lived in Argos 25 years. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Hammond.
Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ida DuBOIS, Terre Haute; two brothers, Oscar DuBOIS, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Napoleon DuBOIS, Terre Haute, and nieces and nephews.

Fred O. Corey
Fred O. COREY, 65, Argos, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at his residence. Death was attributed to a stroke.
Born April 8, 1905, in Argos, he was the son of William and Lantie WICKIZER COREY. His marriage was Oct. 27, 1947, at Plymouth to Eileen McCARTHY, who survives. A retired mechanic of the Marshall county highway department, he had resided in Argos two years, moving from Plymouth.
Surviving with his wife are four sisters, Mrs. Albert (Rose) WILSON, Ionia, Mich.; Mrs. Helen CHAPPALL and Mrs. Ruth MILNER, both of Syracuse; Mrs. Frank (Doris) PARSONS, Fremont, Ind.; three brothers, Mark [COREY], Plymouth; Dale [COREY], Knox; Neal [COREY], of South Bend. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3:30 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 1 p.m Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 9, 1970

Glenn Barnett
Mrs. J. B. (Glenn) BARNETT, 90, died Tuesday at 1:04 p.m. at the Ridgedale nursing home in South Bend. A Rochester resident until May, 1968, she had lived with a son, Edwin [BARNETT], at Granger before moving to the nursing home.
Born April 9, 1880, in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Edwin and Carolyn HENDRICKSON. Her marriage was Oct. 25, 1898, at Kewanna, to Joseph B. BARNETT, who died Sept. 19, 1942
Mrs. Barnett was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are five sons, Joseph [BARNETT] of Culver, who is president of Associates Ind. of South Bend; Edwin [BARNETT[, Granger; Roscoe [BARNETT], Mishawaka; Dean [BARNETT], South Bend and Carl [BARNETT], Des Plaines, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were two sisters and two brothers, including O. M. HENDRICKSON of this city.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Raymond HARRIS of Mishawaka officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. Thursday until the hour of service.

Homer D. Clay
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Homer D. CLAY, 57, 205 Jefferson street, who died at Logansport Memorial hospital at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Clay had been a patient at the hospital for 12 days and had been ill for two weeks.
He was born July 24, 1913 in Fulton county to Edward and Vernie DENISTON CLAY. He had resided all his life in this area. He was married April 24, 1933 to Minnie M. HOLLOWAY, who survives. He had owned and operated Clay Plumbing and Heating business in Rochester for 16 years. He was a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Lorene) MYERS Jr., R.R. 1, rochester; a son, Dale [CLAY], of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Maurice (Mildred) NEWMAN and Mrs. Pauline SNYDER, both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews. The parents and three brothers preceded in death.
Memorials other than flowers may be made to the heart fund.

Thursday, December 10, 1970

Rose Hatch
Mrs. Rose HATCH, 82, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at the National nursing home in Rochester where she had been for the past five months.
She was born March 27, 1888 in Fulton county to John and Rebecca HARTMAN BOWEN and was a lifelong resident of the county. In 1906 she married Clem R. MILLER who died in 1933. She married again May 7, 1938 to Lee HATCH; he died in June.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Al (Annabelle) NIXON, Plymouth; two sons, Dr. Virgil MILLER, Akron, and Don R. MILLER, Columbia City; seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Mrs. Kayo (Mary) REYOME, Griffith a step-son, John HATCH, Logansport; nine step-grandchildren; one sister, Alice NORRIS , Richland Center; two brothers, Clem BOWEN, Plymouth, and Vernie BOWEN, Leiters Ford. A son, step-daughter, step-son, six brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, December 11, 1970

Rev. I. E. Longenbaugh
The Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH, 75, R.R. 2, Warsaw, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday in the Prairie View rest home in Warsaw. He was a former pastor of the Trinity United Methodist church here from 1930 to 1932.
The Rev. Longenbaugh was born Aug. 4, 1895, in Decatur, Ind. His marriage was Dec. 25, 1915, to Iva BUCKLEY, who preceded him in death in May, 1965. He had resided in Warsaw since 1926, moving from Coldwater, Mich. A retired pastor of the E.U.B. church in Warsaw, he had served churches in Athens, Globesville and Atwood. He was a member of the Walmuth Creek United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Esther) LOZIER, Decatur, Mich.; four sons, Loren LONGENBAUGH, Syracuse; Glen K. [LONGENBAUGH], of Ligonier; James W . [LONGENBAUGH, of Winchester, and Floyd [LONGENBAUGH], Elkhart; one sister, Mrs. Harold PLOENSE, Portland, Ore.; one brother, the Rev. V. W. LONGENBAUGH, Chicago; twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Walnut Creek United Methodist church at Warsaw. The Rev. Ken OVERMYER will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw after noon on Sunday until noon Monday and at the church until the hour of service.

Saturday, December 12, 1970

Devon O. Jones
Devon O. JONES, 70, Mentone, died at 8:30 a.m. today at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw. Rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after noon Sunday.

Anna Swing
Mrs. Anna SWING, 89, died at 5 a.m. today in the TLC nursing home at Argos after an extended illness.
She was born July 15, 1881 in Ripley county, Ind., to Peter and Christina PLANALP. She had lived in the Argos community 55 years, moving there from Sharpsville, Ind. She was married to Henry SWING Feb. 22, 1905 in Ripley county; he died Sept. 19, 1967. She was a former member of the Sharpsville Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Helen) HANS, Morengo, Ill.; a grandchild; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Cora PLANALP, Ripley county. Six brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 14, 1970

Devon O. Jones
Final rites were this morning at the King memorial home in Mentone for Devon O. JONES, 70, Mentone, who died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw. Burial was in the Mentone cemetery.
Mr. Jones was born and reared in Mentone, where he had resided all hi life.
Surviving are a son, Gaylord [JONES], Syracuse; a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Wanetta) KIMES, Ocala, Fla.; two brothers, Mervin [JONES], of Mentone, and Paul [JONES], of Elkhart; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Carrie Shively
Miss Carrie SHIVELY, 53, Osceola, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Osteopathic hospital in South Bend. She had been ill one year.
Born Feb. 17, 1917, in Dowagiac, Mich., she was the daughter of Martin and Inez BEEHLER SHIVELY.
Surviving are one brother, Ivan SHIVELY, Dowagiac, and one sister, Mrs. Claude BURKS, of Osceola.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Athens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today.

Nellie M. Stullen
Mrs. Nellie M. STULLEN, 89, who formerly resided with her daughter, Miss Garnett STULLEN, 229 West Seventh street, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday in the Rochester nursing home. She had been a patient 6 1/2 years and seriously ill two weeks.
Born April 19, 1891, in Carey, O., she was the daughter of Abraham and Margaret BRYTON EBERSOLE. Her marriage was in 1902, at Findlay, O., to Thomas STULLEN. He preceded in death in 1950. Mrs. Stullen had lived here 15 years, moving from Portland, Ind. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
Also surviving with her daughter are another daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Opal) BISEL, Portland, three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Virgil EBERSOLE, Arcadia, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Harry BRICKER, Arcadia, and Mrs. Arthur WILLIAMS, Fostoria, O.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Park cemetery in Portland. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Alice Gedcus
Mrs. Alice GEDCUS, 70, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient three days.
Born Oct. 21, 1903, in Regia, Latvia, she had resided here 20 years, moving from Chicago.
Surviving are her husband, John GEDCUS, two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Delores) LILLWITZ, Chicago, and Mrs. John (Charlotte) BULGER, also of Chicago, and a son, John GEDCUS Jr., of Monticello.
The body has been removed from the Foster & Good funeral home to the George Redmin funeral home in Chicago where final rites will be conducted Wednesday. Burial will be in the Lithuanian cemetery in Chicago. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 15, 1970

Lyndes L. Latimer
Lyndes L. LATIMER, 88, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at 10:25 p.m. Monday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. He was admitted on Dec. 4.
Born June 16, 1882, at Mentone, he was the son of Marion and Readie BYBE LATIMER. His marriage was to Nellie LYONS, who preceded him in death in 1942. A farmer, Mr. Latimer was a member of the Mentone Masonic lodge, the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne, Burket volunteer fire department and active in the Kosciusko Conservation camp organization.
Surviving are one son, Wilbur [LATIMER[, R.R. 5, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Minnie) SMITH, Warsaw; four grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Don POYSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday where Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Viva B. Harvey
Viva B. HARVEY, 74, Royal Center, died at 2:05 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital at Logansport.
Born July 29, 1896, in Medaryville, she was the daughter of Frank D. and Mary P. POSEY BAUGHMAN. Her marriage was June 16, 1920, to Hiram N. HARVEY. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church at Royal Center, the WSCS of the church, Order of Eastern Star, Royal Center, the Boone township Home Economics club.
Surviving are her husband, Hiram [HARVEY]; three daughters, Mrs. Thora B. MESSERLY, Yorktown; Mrs. Mary HENRY, Royal Center; Mrs. Marjorie GOLTRY, also of Royal Center; one son, W. Clyde [HARVEY], of Rochester; two sisters, Miss Fern BAUGHMAN, Royal Center, and Mrs. Martha HOCH, Winamac; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center. The Rev. George HOSTETTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Margaret L. Scheetz
Mrs. Margaret L. SCHEETZ, 84, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph hospital in Logansport.
Born Oct. 10, 1886, in Grass Creek, she was the daughter of Henry and Ellen McCANN O'BRIEN. Her marriage was Feb. 15, 1907, to John B. SCHEETZ. He died Nov. 18, 1960. She was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna and the Rosary Society of the church.
Surviving are four sons, John Henry [SCHEETZ[, R.R. 2, Kewanna; Leo J., Joseph F. and Paul E. [SCHEETZ], all of R.R. 1, Lucerne; three daughters, Mrs. Mary COSTELLO, Chicago; Mrs. Monica WHITE, R.R. 3, Kewanna; Mrs. Eva COLIP, Buchanan, Mich.; twenty-four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One sister and one son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16, 1970

Stella Nicodemus
Mrs. Stella NICODEMUS, 8t, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital She had been ill several years and a patient since last October.
Born March 11, 1885, near Athens, she was the daughter of Peter and Eliza HARTMAN FEECE. Her marriage was in 1902, to Samuel NICODEMUS, who preceded her in death in 1969. A lifetime resident of the Akron area, she was a member of the Athens United Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Louise NICODEMUS, at home; Mrs. Lucille LEWIS, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Grace EDGAR, Flint, Mich.; three sons, Peter and Robert [NICODEMUS], both of R.R. 1, Akron, and Max [NICODEMUS], R.R. 2, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Hershel SAYGER, Rochester; twenty grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. One son, Ralph [NICODEMUS], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until the time of service on Friday.

Mildred L. Cain
Mrs. Mildred L. CAIN, 66, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday at her residence. She had been ill three months.
Born March 17, 1904, in Bourbon, she was the daughter of Ira and Luella YARIAN SHIVELY. Her marriage was Dec. 23, 1920, to Melvin A. CAIN, who survives. She had resided in the Mentone area since 1936, moving from Etna Green. She was a member of the Bourbon Apostolic church.
Also surviving are one son, Devon [CAIN], of Bourbon; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Betty) SARBER, Mentone; three brothers, Carl and John SHIVELY, both of Etna Green, and Floyd [SHIVELY], of Bourbon; three sisters, Mrs. Alvin (Erma) KURTZ, Goshen; Mrs. Emerson (Freda) CAIN, Warsaw; and Mrs. Donald (Wilma) HARTZELL, Etna Green; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Harry C. SHEARER will officiate. Burial will be in the Stoney Point cemetery north of Atwood. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Nettie M. Wagoner
Mrs. Nettie M. WAGONER, 85, Culver, died at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill three months.
Born Jan. 2, 1885, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of William and Elizabeth LINK LICHTENBERGER. Her marriage was Sept. 24, 1905, to Noah H. WAGONER. He died Sept. 22, 1949. A lifetime resident of Marshall and Fulton counties, she attended the Culver Grace United Church of Christ.
Surviving are one son, William R. [WAGONER], Culver; two daughters, Mrs. Erma SPURLOCK, Goodland, and Mrs. Myra GEISELMAN, Culver; one sister, Mrs. Irene KLINE, Culver; ten grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. John KRUEGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday and until the time of service on Friday.

Thursday, December 17, 1970

Stella Nicodemus
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Stella NICODEMUS, R.R. 1, Akron, who died Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.

Lee Stephen
Lee STEPHEN, 74, Redkey, died Tuesday in Portland, Ind. He was the brother of Ora STEPHEN of Rochester. Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Redkey.

Friday, December 18, 1970

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Saturday, December 19, 1970

Clair Berkebile
Clair BERKEBILE, 65, brother of Dr. Dale BERKEBILE of Rochester, died Friday afternoon after a traffic accident at Tipp City, O., where he was a high school teacher. Funeral services will be Monday in Tipp City.

Pearl M. Gates
Mrs. Pearl M. GATES, 80, Mentone, died at 5 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center following an illness of several years.
She was born Oct. 3, 1890 in Claypool to Theodore and Etta JONES PARKER and had lived in the Mentone area for 28 years after coming from the Silver Lake area.
In 1909 she married Frank ULSH who died July 17, 1927 and on April 3, 1942 she married Claude GATES who survives.
She was a member of the first Baptist church of Mentone.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Beulah) BERLIN, Warsaw; a son, James GATES, Mentone; three sisters, Mrs. Ocie NEWCOMB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Mahlon (Stella) RICKEL, Claypool, and Mrs. Larry (Mary) LONGBRAKE, Tarpin Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist church, Mentone with the Rev. Norman McBAY presiding. Burial will be at the Grace Lawn cemetery, Claypool.
Friends may call from noon Sunday until noon Monday at the King Memorial home, then at the church until the time of service.

Herbert Craft
Herbert CRAFT, 52, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at his residence at 11:30 p.m. Friday of an apparent coronary attack after several years' illness.
He was born Feb. 10, 1915 in Salyersville, Ky. and had lived in the local area for the past 30 years. He was married April 2, 1941 in Salyersville to Edna CARPENTER who survives. He retired from service with the Erie-Lackawanna railroad after 17 years due to ill health. He was a member of the Eagles lodge 852.
He is survived by five daughers, Mrs. Larry (Mary) ARVIN, Athens, Mrs. Kathy BALDWIN, R.R. 2, Rochester, Mrs. Jack (Barbara) CARTWRIGHT, R.R. 5, Rochester, Karen and Rosa [CRAFT], at home; two sons, Paul and Steven [CRAFT], both at home; five grandchildren; a half-brother, Connie COLLINS, Salyersville, Ky.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Gary McDONALD officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 21, 1970

Dr. Howard H. Rowe
Dr. Howard H. ROWE, 62, 417 West Ninth street, died Saturday at 11:50 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital, where he had been admitted at 5:45 a.m. that day, after suffering a heart attack at his home.
Dr. Rowe's death was entirely unexpected; he had attended the Rochester high school basketball game, as was his usual custom, Friday night at Warsaw.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. in the St. Joseph's Catholic church with Father George LANNING officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Tuesday at 7 p.m. by Father Harold WELLER.
Dr. Rowe, who had been in the general practice of medicine in Rochester since 1944, is the scond local physician to die suddenly of a heart attack this year. Dr. E. V. HERENDEEN was stricken fatally Aug. 3.
The past four months Dr. Rowe had been in charge of the campaign to raise funds to equip the coronary and intensive care unit at Woodlawn hospital in Dr. Herendeen's memory. The drive went over its $25,000 goal.
He had been active in civic affairs despite his medical practice, having served as county coroner from 1956-64 and as school board member during the time new elementary schools were planned and built here in the 1950s.
A graduate of Rochester high school, he received his M.D. degree from the Indiana university school of Medicine and was a member of the Indiana State Medical Association, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and the Fulton County Medical Society. A former chief of staff of Woodlawn hospital, he also was 1970 fund drive chairman of the I.U. medical school.
Dr. Rowe was a member of St. Joseph's church, Moose, Eagles and Elks lodges; Fraternal Order of Police and National Rifle association.
He was born Nov. 12, 1908, at Athens, the son of Frederick and Grace HEETER ROWE, and had spent most of his life in this community. His marriage was Aug. 21, 1941, at Indianapolis, to Margaret LEE, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Karl (Lee Ann) NEWCOMB, St. Mary's-of-the-Woods, Ind., and Miss Dina G. ROWE, a senior at Indiana State university; one son, Patrik H. [ROWE], post-graduate student at Indiana State; two grandchildren, Howard and Jean NEWCOMB; three sisters, Mrs. Al (Eva) MATHIESON and Mrs. Ed (Dora) SHEWMAN, both of Akron; and Mrs. Joseph (Josephine) McCONNELL, Cedar Lake; his step-mother, Mrs. Fred ROWE, and a stepbrother, Cecil PATTERSON, both of Rochestr.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Dr. E. V. Herendeen memorial coronary and intensive care unit.

Ruth L. Dudgeon
Mrs. Ruth L. DUDGEON, 49, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Saturday at 3:05 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she had been admitted at 12:30 p.m. that day.
Born March 30, 1921, at Flora, she was the daughter of Ross and Bessie McNULTY LARGEN. Mrs. Dudgeon had resided in the Richland Center community the past 20 years, moving here from Burket.
Her marriage was March 10, 1951, at Burket, to Dewey G. DUDGEON, county service officer, who survives. She was a member of the Flora Methodist church and the 31 club.
Surviving, besides the husband, are the mother, R.R. 3, Rochester; one son, John W. [DUDGEON], Rochester; two granddaughters, Lisa and Jacqueline DUDGEON; four sisters, Mrs. Wilbur (Vera) YEATER, Logansport; Mrs. Eldo (Ruby) CLAUSON, Nappanee; Mrs. Max (Fae) LOGSDON, Oxford, Ind; Mrs. Carl (Ethel) EHERENMAN, Mentone; one brother, Wayne LARGEN, Rochester. Preceding in death were one brother and the father.
Funeral rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Elsie P. Allen
Mrs. Elsie P. ALLEN, 86, R.R. 4, Warsaw, died at 4:55 p.m. Saturday in the Marshall county hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill three months.
She was born Feb. 13, 1884, in Huntington county and had resided in Warsaw 25 years, moving from Ft. Wayne. Her marriage was in 1903 to Charles W. ALLEN. He died in 1965. She was a member of the Third Christian church of Fort Wayne.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Julius FALK and Mrs. Joseph PARSONS, both of Ft. Wayne, and Mrs. George SHOPELL, of Fremont; Mrs. George SALTER Jr., Pensacola, Fla.; one son, Dwight ALLEN, Argos; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the D O. McComb funeral home in Fort Wayne. The Rev. Forrest WEDDLE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roanoke. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 9 p.m. today and at the McComb funeral home in Ft. Wayne from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the time of service.

Esther G. Arvin
Mrs. Esther Glee ARVIN, 61, R.R. 6, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 10:15 a.m. Sunday of an apparent heart attack which was suffered as she was attempting to park her car near the Baptist church in Fulton. An autopsy was to be performed today.
Born July 31, 1909, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of Madison C. and Sarah Ellen BLOOM CONRAD. Her marriage was Nov. 21, 1945, in Fulton, to Claude D. ARVIN, who survives. A lifetime resident of this community she was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Berneice NICKELS, Fulton; two nieces, Mrs. Robert (Connie) WALBURN, Greenfield, and Mrs. David (Sue) ROTHERMEL, Logansport; one nephew, Jack NICKLES, Lewistown, N.Y. One brother 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 Salem cemetery northwest of Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 22, 1970

Sgt. Joseph L. Nunn
The Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Good Conduct medals and the Combat Infantryman badge have been awarded posthumously at Fort Benjamin Harrieson to Army Sgt. Joseph L. NUNN of Aubbeenaubbee township. Sgt. Nunn was killed in Vietnam April 25. Accepting the presentations were the soldier's wife, Mrs. Linda S. NUNN, of Culver. Also present were Mrs. Raymond ENGELBRECHT, Aubbeenaubbee, mother of Sgt. Nunn; Mrs. Wilmer SLUSHER, mother of Mrs. Nunn, and Mrs. Nunn's daughter, Leah [NUNN].

Dr. Howard H. Rowe
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church for Dr. Howard H. ROWE, 62, who died Saturday night at South Bend Memorial hospital after a brief illness. Official cause of Dr. Rowe's death was announced today by the attending physician in South Bend as an aneurysm of the aorta.
Dr. Rowe had practiced medicine here 26 years.
Father George LANNING will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited tonight at 7 o'clock by Father Harold WELLER.

Ann Wagoner
Miss Ann WAGONER, 50, Rochester, died this morning. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home. Services are set tenttively for Thursday at 1 p.m.

Ernest Wynn
Ernest WYNN, 58, Detroit, Mich., a former Kewanna resident, died Saturday at 10:30 p.m. in a Detroit hospital, following a sudden illness.
Born in Indiana to Harley and Edna MARTIN WYNN, he lived in the Rochester and Richland Center area until moving to Michigan where he retired as a truck driver.
He married Irene ZUCK, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Lee and Ray [WYNN], of Michigan. Six brothers, Lowell [WYNN], of Michigan; Alfred and Paul [WYNN], both of Morocco; Eli [WYNN], Rochester; Richard [WYNN], Mentone, and Marvin [WYNN], Argos; four sisters, Delma [WYNN], of Monticello; Ruth [WYNN], Salem; May [WYNN], St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sonia [WYNN], Akron.
Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Florence Woolpert
Mrs. Florence WOOLPERT, 91, Argos, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the TLC nursing home in Argos, following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 17, 1879, near Argos, she was the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth BRUMBACH SHAFFER. Her marriage was to John WOOLPERT in 1916. He died in 1939. She had resided the greater share of her life in Plymouth. Mrs. Woolpert was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist of Plymouth.
Surviving are one foster-son, Paul JENNING, South Bend, and one niece, Mrs. Corey [Hattie) HACKLER, Anderson.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Mr. Homer TAYLOR will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple rove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 23, 1970

Olive E. Wiltshire
Mrs. Olive Elsie WILTSHIRE, 73, Peru, former Rochester resident, died at 5 a.m. today in the Friendly Nursing home in Peru. She had een ill four years.
Born March 4, 1897, in Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of Eli and Florence NORON LEITER. Her marriage was in 1925, to Francis WILTSHIRE, who died in 1963. A retired waitress, she had resided in Peru 20 years, moving from Rochester. She was a member of the Presbyterian church in Peru.
Surviving are one son, Billy WILTSHIRE, Peru; two brothers, Dell LEITER, Titusville, Fla., and Dr. Forrest LEITER, Dearborn, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Tom BECK, Rochester, and Mrs. Fernando MARTINEZ, Naco, Ariz.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Flowers and Leedy funeral home in Peru. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call after noon on Friday at the funeral home.

Ann Wagoner
Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Miss Ann WAGONER, 50, Rochester, who died Tuesday morning. 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 9 a.m. Thursday.
Miss Wagoner's body was found early Tuesday morning in a room in the Ghrist motel here.
Deputy County Coroner Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL ordered an autopsy which was performed Tuesday afternoon.
State Police Detective Donald SMITH said today the pathologist report submitted by Dr. David ALSTOTT showed evidence of a foreign substance in the stomacvh of Miss Wagoner. The report has been sent to the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis to determine the cause of death.
Smith said the report should be available within a week.
Sheriff Homer CARR, who investigatted with Smith, said there was no evidence of foul play.
She was born March 26, 1920, in Rochester, the daughter of William and Hulda ANDERSON WAGONER. She had resided the majority of her life here. She was a former employee of the Rochester Taxi Cab companty and a former motorroute driver for The Rochester Sentinel.
Surviving are one brother, Frank S. WAGONER, Ludington, Mich.; four nieces and one nephew. Four brothers preceded in death.

Thursday, December 24, 1970

Alma Faye Easterday
Mrs. Alma Faye EASTERDAY, 67, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill one year and serious since August.
Born Oct. 21, 1903, in Marshtown, she was the daughter of Nathan and Ada WALTERS JULIAN. Her marriage was April 30, 1921, in Fulton, to Paul EASTERDAY, who survives. She had spent her lifetime in the Fulton area and was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church, Bide-A-Wee club and the Order of Eastern Star.
Also surviving are three sons, Walter L. and Howard D. [EASTERDAY], both of Rochester, and Roy J. [EASTERDAY], Fulton; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Elsie) GRAHAM, Fulton; fourteen grandchildren; two great-gandchildren; one brother, Paul JULIAN, Angola; one sister, Mrs. Charles (Mable) KETTLE, Auburn. One grandchild preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where the Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Memorials other than flowers may be made to he Cancer Fund.

Bertha Cooper
Mrs. Bertha COOPER, 91, Fulton, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. She had been in ill health 5 1/2 years and serious three weeks.
Born June 30, 1879, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Emmanuel and Ellen CURTIS UNGER. Her marriage was March 4, 1902, to Wilbur COOPER. He preceded in death July 31, 1957. Mrs. Cooper had resided in Fulton since 1932, moving from Logansport. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.
Surviving are three sons, Oral [COOPER] Sr., Lansing, Mich.; Paul [COOPER], South Bend, and Charles [COOPER], R.R. 1, Lucerne; one sister, Mrs. Bessie ANDERSON, Rochester; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. One daughter, a brother, and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Eastern Star services will be 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Harry D. WILLIAMS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Friday.

Ann Wagoner
The death of Miss Ann WAGONER, 50, Rochester, was ruled Wednesday night by Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner, as suicide by pest poisoning.
Dr. Knochel, who serves part-time in the emergency room of St. Elizabeth's hospital at Lafayette, telephoned Sheriff Homer CARR from Lafayette between 8 and 9 p.m. Wednesday to inform him of the ruling.
The coroner said this morning that Miss Wagoner had been dead between two and three hours before the body was discovered. The body was found about 11 a.m. Tuesday by Sheriff Carr in a room at the Ghrist motel here.
Sheriff Carr said he was called to the motel by the motel owners, who told him they had not seen Miss Wagoner since she had checked in at the motel about noon Monday.
Dr. Knochel said he received a verbal report Wednesday evening from Dr. David ALSTOTT, pathologist who performed an autopsy on the body, that strychnine was found in Miss Wagoner's stomach.
The coroner said that Miss Wagoner consumed an undetermined amount of strychnine-treated wheat, which is used as a pest poison.
Dr. Knochel said he expects to receive the written report on the autopsy from the pathologist in about two weeks. The coroner then will file his written report in the Fulton county clerk's office.

Friday, December 25, 1970

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Saturday, December 26, 1970

Harold E. Bowell
Harold E BOWELL, 57, Bellmawr, N.J., died at 12:53 a.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth shortly after admission. He suffered a heart attack at the home of his mother, Mrs. Eloyse BOWELL of Argos, where he and his family were spending the Christmas holidays.
Born Nov. 18, 1913 in Argos, he was the son of Herbert H. and Eloyse YEARICK BOWELL. He had lived in Bellmawr for 10 years, moving from Newark, O., where he had moved from Argos in 1937. He was married to Evelyn WISE June 13, 1941 in Newark. She survives. He graduated in 1932 from Argos high school and was employed as a chief dispatcher for the Service Motor Freight Lines in the Camden, N.J. area. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Richard [BOWELL], of New Jersey; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald KING, of Knox; four grandchildren; the mother; three sisters, Mrs. Rome ZINK and Mrs. Lowell RITTER, both of Argos, and Mrs. Herrold HENDERSON, West Covina, Cal., and a brother, Herbert G. "Bud" BOWELL, Argos.
Final rites will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Russell D. Shearer
Russell D. SHEARER, 72, Argos, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at his home after a six-week illness.
Born Aug. 21, 1898 in Huntington county, he was the son of Parker and Lavina TRASTER SHEARER. He had lived in Argos for six years, moving there from Plymouth. He was married to Olive WEBSTER March 16, 1920 in Plymouth. She survives. He was a retired salesman and mechanic for the Plymouth Farm Bureau implement company. He was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Lester THOMAS, Plymouth; Mrs. Robert DORAN, Parma, O., and Mrs. David SHEETZ, Argos; a son, Dewey [SHEARER], of Marion; seventeen grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Plymouth Church of the Brethren with the Rev. E. Stanley SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Plymouth New Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today until 9 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and at the church for one hour before services. The family requests memorials be made to the Plymouth Church of the Brethren or the Cancer Society.

Clarence Nelson
Word was received today of the death in his home of Clarence NELSON, Seaside, Ore., a former Rochester resident. Mr. Nelson, 82, died Dec. 17.
Surviving are the wife, Hazel [NELSON]; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Maxine) HOLT, Seaside, and Mrs. Robert (Mabel) RAMSEY, Elkhart, and a sister, Mrs. Wilbur (Mary) STONESTREET, Garrett. A son, Vern [NELSON], preceded in death.

Ethel Myers
Mrs. Ethel MYERS, 84, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 1 a.m. today in the TLC nursing home at Argos.
Born Dec. 2, 1886 near Poplar Grove church west of Argos, she was the daughter of Isaac and Bertha WICKIZER THOMPSON. She had lived several years in the LaPorte area and the remainder of her life in Plymouth and Argos. Her first marriage was in 1907 to Jay BOYCE, who died in 1922. Her second marriage was May 8, 1944 to Lawrence MYERS, who survives. She was a member of the Argos Christian church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Robert LOWRY, Argos, and Mrs. Jesse ROBINSON, Warsaw; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. George DUFF, Plymouth, and a brother, Alva THOMPSON, R.R. 1, Argos.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 28, 1970

I. Merle Blacketor
I. Merle BLACKETOR, 63, 531 East 14th street, died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill one month.
Born March 17, 1907, in Rochester, he was the son of Seymour and Anna Elizabeth WOLF BLACKETOR. His marriage was April 24, 1934, in Rochester, to May STEININGER. She preceded in death March 5, 1967. Mr. Blacketor was a lifetime resident of Rochester and retired from operating the B&L Milling company in Mexico. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Rochester and the Eagles lodge here.
Surviving are two brothers, Otto H. BLACKETOR, Detroit, Mich., and Hugh BLACKETOR, Medford, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Glen (Deloris) McGREW, Fulton; Miss Ethel BLACKETOR, Rochester; Mrs. Paul (Bonnie) DAVIS, Aurora, Ill., and Mrs. Cecil (Bernice) RHODES, Athens; one aunt, Miss Esther WOLF, Rochester. Ond son, Raymond [BLACKETOR], preceded in death in 1935.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 29, 1970

Richard E. Elliott
Funeral services were Monday for Richard E. ELLIOTT, 72, Logansport, who died Saturday. He was born near Fletchers Lake in Fulton county to Alfred and Emma ANDERSON ELLIOTT. He was a cousin of Mrs. Hugh McMAHAN of Rochester. The wife, the former Lucille EWERS of Logansport, and a daughter, Mrs. Merle RUTLEDGE of New Richmond, Ind., are among the survivors.

Marjorie King
Mrs. Marjorie KING, 64, native of Rochester, died Saturday at 7 p.m. at a convalescent home in Gainesville, Fla., following an extended illness with multiple sclerosis.
She had resided at Gainesville the past 2 1/2 years with her son, Dr. Robert L. KING, a professor at the University of Florida medical school. Mrs. King moved to Florida from Palo Alto, Cal., whre she had resided many years.
The [daughter] of Arthur and Helen DISHER METZLER, Mrs. King was born in this city March 2, 1906. Her father was a prominent local attorney. She graduated from Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis and taught in a private girls' school in Washington, D.C.
Also surviving are a grandson, Frederick [KING], and an aunt, Mrs. Blanche KING, Franklin. Cremation will be held in GAinesville and burial will be in Rochester. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Sadie A. Anderson
Mrs. Sadie A. ANDERSON, 96, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday in the Pilgrim Manor convalescent center in Plymouth after an extended illness. She was a former Argos resident.
Born Dec. 2, 1874 in Ohio, she had lived in the Plymouth area most of her life. Her parents were Henry and Mary SEYMOUR HIGGINS. She was married in 1895 to Harvey ANDERSON in Bremen. He died in May, 1959.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ethel) WOOLLEY, R.R. 5, Plymouth; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, Orville and Homer [ANDERSON], preceded in death. A daughter died as a child.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. R. L. KENWORTHY officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant cemetery northwest of Bourbon. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Mary Black
Miss Mary BLACK, 82, a former Akron resident, died unexpectedly at 7 a.m. Monday at her residence in Chicago.
She was born Nov. 4, 1888, near Akron, to Allen and Margaret COOK BLACK. She had lived in Chicago for the past 25 years.
She is survived by a brother, John [BLACK], Conway, O.; a sister, Mrs. Ready GAUNT, Mesa, Ariz.; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. John MOORE officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery near Akron.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Selena Opple
Mrs. Selena OPPLE, 82, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for the past week.
She was born Sept. 26, 1886, in West Virginia to Charles and Mary May WHITNEY. She had lived in Chili 60 years and was a member of the Chili Baptist church. She was married to Samuel OPPLE, who died Feb. 1959.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Helen) THOMPSON, Rochester, Mrs. Carl (Marguerite) KEIM, R.R. 2, Macy; two sons, Floyd [OPPLE], Peru, Lorraine [OPPLE], R.R. 1, Akron; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; a brother, Claude WHITNEY, California; a sister, Mrs. Sam (Bessie) CLINGAMAN, Denver. One son and one daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Walter MORRIS officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 30, 1970

Maude A. McIntyre
Mrs. Maude A. McINTYRE, 70, 704 1/2 Main street, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in Parkeview hospital in Plymouth where she was admitted Monday.
Born Jan. 29, 1900, in Rochester, she was the daughter of William and Ellen MASTERSON. Her marriage was in 1918, to Lovell B. McINTYRE. He preceded in death in 1940. A lifetime resident of the Rochester and Plymouth areas, Mrs. McIntyre was a former employee of the Schultz Brothers store and the Miller nursing home. She attended the First Baptist church.
Surviving are a nephew, William MASTERSON, one niece, Adeline TUZZEO and a sister-in-law, Dorothy MASTERSON, all of Ocala, Fla.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Friday.

Floyd J. "Jack" Mattice
Floyd J. "Jack" MATTICE, a Rochester-trained lawyer whose distinguished legal career brought him international recognition, died this morning at 8 o'clock in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru.
He was 88 years of age.
Mr. Mattice had been residing at the National nursing home here and was transferred to the Peru hospital Tuesday evening to undergo surgery, which was performed at midnight. He had been in ill health the past two years, sustaining the loss of both legs by amputation, but retained his natural buoyancy and interest in life until the end.
His 50-year career in law was capped following World War II when he assisted in the prosecution of Premier Tojo and other Japanese military leaders for war crimes. He spent three years, from 1945-48 in these trials, which attracted international attention.
Mr. Mattice served 14 years as an attorney for various U.S. governmental agencies before his retirement in 1956, when he returned to Rochester.
He came to this city in 1901, as a 19-year-old after his graduation from high school in Lima, O. Here he came under the influence of his grandfather, Julius ROWLEY, longtime Rochester attorney, and began to read law in Rowley's office.
In a year, he had "passed" the bar by oral examination of local lawyers and in 1902 entered the law school at the University of Michigan, where he graduated in 1905.
He then returned to Rochester to enter law practice, served two terms as county prosecutor, and from 1910-17 was one of the founders and general manager of the Rochester canning company.
The advent of World War I changed Mr. Mattice's career and sent him on a varied and interesting path in many far-flung legal fields.
The U. S. Bureau of Investigation (now the FBI) badly needed lawyers with criminal trial background upon the outbreak of the war.
Mr. Mattice accepted such a post in 1918 as a special agent in Indianapolis and a year later moved to the post of first assistant to the U.S. district attorney in that city.
Entering private practice in Indianapolis in 1922, he became one of the city's leading attorneys for the next 20 years before moving onto the national scene.
While in Indianapolis, Mr. Mattice was instructor in criminal law for the Indiana law school, chief deputy prosecutor for Marion county, city attorney under Mayor John Kern and corporation counsel under Mayor Walter Boetcher.
In 1942, with yet another World War in progress, Mr. Mattice went to Washington as counsel to the U.S. Senate judiciary committee and the next year served in the same capacity for the Senate liquor investigating committee.
It was while he was in the latter post that the War Department borrowed his services for the Japanese war crimes trials. Returning from Japan in 1948, he became a trial attorney for the Department of Justice as special assistant to the Attorney General.
During this period, from 1949-56, he was loaned to the House of Representatives as counsel for the House select committee on lobbying. Before his retirement in 1956, he also was counsel for the House committee investigating the White County Bridge Commission in Indiana.
Following a brief stint as prosecutor of U.S. War Frauds in Chicago he was asked by U.S. Attorney General Tom C. Clark to go to Tokyo as part of the tribunal.
In 1949, Mr. Mattice, a former Marion County deputy prosecutor, was named counsel for the special House committee to investigate lobbying. Former Indiana Congressman Charles A. Halleck was ranking minority member of the committee.
At the time of the appointment, Mattice was assistant to Alex Campbell of Fort Wayne, chief of the criminal division of the Department of Justice.
Before retiring in 1957 Mr. Mattice spent six years as assistant to the attorney general on the Justice Department's Criminal Division trial staff.
He was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges here.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the I.O.O.F Cemetery here.
Survivors include three grandchildren.
Mr. Mattice retained a life-long interest in Rochester and was well-versed in its history, much of which he committed to writing.
As a young man in Lima, he had learned telegraphy and pursued this talent as both vocation and hobby the rest of his life.
Telegraphy helped pay his way through the university of Michigan and there he earned the distinction of being the first man to "broadcast"a football game.
At the 1903 game between Michigan and Minnesota at Minneapolis, he stood in a booth atop a 40-foot tower and telegraphed a play-by-play report of the game gack to Ann Arbor, where 5,000 student had gathered to receive the news.
Born April 30, 1882, in Middleburg, N.Y., he was the son of Edmund H. and Clara ROWLEY MATTICE. His marriage was in 1908 at Rochester to Charlotte KILLEN, who preceded in death.
Surviving are three grandchildren, Jack T. MARSH and Glen O. MARSH, Jr., both of Fort Wayne, and Miss Linda MARSH, Bloomington; two great-grandchildren, Shannon and Lincoln Mattice MARSH, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Myra MATTICE, Rochester. A daughter, Mrs. Helen MARSH, died in 1966.
Graveside rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, following cremation. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.

Thursday, December 31, 1970

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