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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1971

 

 

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

1971

Saturday, January 2, 1971

Pearl K. Graham
Mrs. Pearl K. GRAHAM, 73, 520 East Ninth street, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday in the National nursing home where she had been a patient 11 months. She had been in failing health 1 1/2 years.
Born Nov. 5, 1897 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of David and Lillie Van DUYNE KRATHWOHL. She was married Oct. 16, 1932 in Rochester to Jesse Earl "Rusty" GRAHAM, who died Feb. 4, 1970. She had been employed by the Security Loan company for 35 years, retiring in 1955.
Surviving are a brother, Robert KRATHWOHL, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Orland (Fannie) STURGEON, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Harry (Ruth) TEEMS, Huntington, and Mrs. Max (Mabel) BURCH, North Manchester, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Alferd D. Swaim
[Alferd] D. SWAIM, 73, 531 Fulton avenue, died suddenly at 4 a.m. today at his home. He had been ill three days. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home and burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Floyd Thomas
Floyd THOMAS, 55, Rochester, died at 8:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, January 4, 1971

Floyd J. "Jack" Mattice
Graveside rites for Floyd J. "Jack" MATTICE of Rochester, worldfamed attorney who died last week, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge. Attorneys from several nearby counties and those of Fulton county will conduct a memorial service for Mr. Mattice at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the circuit courtroom of the Fulton County Courthouse.

Herbert B. Powell
Fulton county, which didn't record a single fatality last year until April 17, marked the first one of 1971 at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, when Herbert B. POWELL, 55, R.R. 2, Argos, was killed instantly in a two-car collision.
The crash, on Ind. 25 across from the former Fulton County Home 1 1/4 miles south of Rochester, also injured Mr. and Mrs. Russell WALTERS, R.R. 3, Rochester, and their daughter, Miss Patricia A WALTERS.
Mrs. Walters, 51, suffered internal injuries and was admitted to Woodlawn hospital. Her doctor said this morning that she is "satisfactory for her condition."
Walters, 59, principal of Riddle elementary school here, suffered lacerations on his forehead, contusions on both knees and bruised ribs. The daughter sustained lacerations on her forehead and lower lip. Both were treated at Woodlawn hospital, but not admitted.
State Trooper Earl McCULLOUGH, assigned on an acting basis to Fulton county, said Powell was alone in his northbound 1965 sedan going an estimated 50 miles an hour when he lost control of it during heavy snow.
Powell's car went into a broadside skid and slid into the southbound lane in front of a 1970 station wagon driven b Walters. Walters was going about 30 mph, McCullough said. The vehicles collided, shearing the Powell car into to pieces near the windshield.
Powell, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown under the dashboard of his car. Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner, pronouned the man dead of a broken neck at the scene, McCullough said.
Both vehicles were total losses and the wreckage blocked traffic on the highway for about 45 minutes. City police rerouted southbound Ind. 25 traffic at the south edge of the city to other roads. Northbound traffic was piled up for a long distance from the accident scene.
Sheriff Homer CARR and Deputy Earl VANCE, who was appointed by Carr just Friday, assisted at the scene of the crash.

Ruth Peterson
Mrs. Ruth SUTHERLAND PETERSON, former librarian of the Fulton county library, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had een admitted Thursday evening after suffering a stroke at her home, 318 West Ninth street. Mrs. Peterson, 75, retired from the librarian's duties in 1960 following seven years in that post. She served the local library 34 years.
Joining the library staff in 1926, Mrs. Peterson became associated with the rural bookmobile service and later directed that facility and the library's county book collection. She became head librarian in 1953. A Rochester resident since 1916, she also worked briefly as society editor of The Sentinel before joining the library's staff.
Born Aug. 19, 1895, in Mishawaka, she was the daughter of Dr. Edward H. and Lola RAVENCROFT SUTHERLAND and came to this city from Mishawaka. Her marriage was Dec. 7, 1960, at Indianapolis to Bernard A. PETERSON Sr., who died April 27, 1966.
Mrs. Peterson was a member of the United Presbyterian church, Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, Fulton County Historical Society and Associate chapter of Tri Kappa sorority.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Frank HODGES of Tonawanda, N.Y., th former Judy SUTHERLAND of this city; and two cousins, Edward RAVENCROFT, Rochester, and John RAVENCROFT, Skokie, Ill.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in 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.

Goldie Baum
Mrs. Goldie BAUM, 84, Nashville, former Akron and Lake Manitou resident, died at 7:10 a.m. today in the county hospital at Columbus, Ind. She had been a patient five weeks.
Born March 31, 1886, in Van Buren, she was the daughter of Thomas and Amanda DICKEN. Her marriage was Sept. 17, 1907, in Marion, to George BAUM, who survives. Mrs. Baum has resided in Nashville the past 12 years, moving from Lake Manitou.
A prominent club worker, Mrs. Baum had been active in the Federation of Clubs 30 years. She had served on the Fulton County Welfare Board and was a 50-year member of the Akron Eastern Star. She was a member of the Akron Woman's club and an active worker in the Daughters of American Revolution in Rochester and Nashville.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen IRELAN, Akron, and Miss Elizabeth BAUM, of San Francisco; one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) TROYER, Huntington; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. A. L. TRESTER, of Indianapolis. Four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Alferd D. Swaim
Final rites were at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Alferd D. SWAIM, 73, 531 Fulton street, who died at 4 a.m. Saturday at his residence. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiated. Burial was in the Winamac cemetery at Winamac.
Born April 30, 1897, in Carroll county, he was the son of Charles and Stella SWAIM. His marriage was Sept. 29, 1926, at Winamac, to Orpha HOWE, who survives. He had resided here three years, moving from Speedway City. Prior to living in Speedway, he had resided in Winamac. Mr. Swaim was a retired employee of General Motors company.
Surviving with his wife are one sister, Mrs. Sylvester (Josephine) ROBINSON, Delphi, a brother, A. D. SWAIM, of Hammond. One son preceded in infancy.

Floyd L. Thomas
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Floyd L. THOMAS, 55, 1633 Jefferson street, who died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Feb. 27, 1915, in Cass county, he was the son of William and Minnie FRITZ THOMAS. His marriage was Feb. 19, 1938, in Rochester, to Marjory L. JOHNSON, who survives. Mr. Thomas had lived most of his life in this area and had operated the Thomas Brothers garage here 20 years. For the past eight years he was an employee of Burton Plumbing and Heating in Rochester. He was a member of the Eagles lodge and a social member of the American Legion post here.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Miss Rebecca R. THOMAS, at home,and Mrs. Gene (Donna) MELTON, of Rochester; two granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Rethel) CLINGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Nellie E. BERGER, Plymouth; two brothers, Omer [THOMAS], of Fort Wayne, and Paul W. [THOMAS], Rochester. One sister, a twin-brother and five other brothers preceded in death.

Florence H. Butler
Florence E. [LEE] COMPTON BUTLER, 94, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill several years.
Born June 12, 1876, in Wells county, she was the daughter of George and Mary McFARLAND LEE. Her Marriage in 1891, was to James COMPTON. He died in 1917. Mrs. Butler had resided in Warren prior to moving to Rochester. She was a member of the United Brethren church in Warren.
The body has been removed from the Foster & Good funeral home to the H. Brown mortuary in Warren. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Howard CRESS officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery at Warren. Friends may call at the funeral home in Warren.

Tuesday, January 5, 1971

Florence H. Butler
Survivors not previously listed in the account of the death of Mrs. Florence H. BUTLER, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, are one daughter, Mrs. Charles VanTREES, R.R. 2, Rochester; two granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren.

Doris Duff
Mrs. Doris DUFF, 53, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 2:45 a.m. today in Memorial hospital at South Bend. She had been a patient five days and ill since last September.
Born Sept. 17, 1917, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Joseph J. and Martha BECK DILLMAN. Her marriage was Aug. 1, 1936, in fulton county, to Harold DUFF. He survives. Mrs. Duff had resided the majority of her life in this area and was a member of the First Baptist church in Fulton, the Evergreen Rebekah lodge in Rochester, Order of Eastern Star, Home Circle club and the Green Oak club
Surviving with her husband are one son, Steven R. [DUFF], R.R. 1, Rochester; two grandsons, Steven E. and Keith A. [DUFF], both of R.R. 1, Rochester; two brothers, Jess DILLMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester; John DILLMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester. Her parents, one sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday where the Rebekah lodge will have memorial rites at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 6, 1971

Nelson McClintic
Final rites were Saturday in Indianapolis for Nelson McCLINTIC, former Rochester resident, who died Dec. 29 from injuries sustained in a freak accident Dec. 23. Burial was in the Walnut Ridge cemetery there.
Police said Mr. McClintic was making a telephone call at an outdoor telephone booth on the northwest corner of St. Clair and Delaware when his car slipped out of gear and rolled backwards. Police said he had attempted to stop the car but was knocked down. The car finally became wedged between a pole and a guard rail.
He had worked as a printer for The Indianapolis News and The Star since 1965. He was a former employee of The Sentinel. Mr. McClintic is survived by his wife, Isabel [McCLINTIC].

Donald L. O'Dell
Donald L. "Butch" O'DELL, 57, R.R. 5, Rochester, former Fulton county chief deputy-sheriff, died unexpectedly at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday shortly after admittance to Woodlawn hospitl. He had become ill earlier in the evening at his residence in the Four Seasons mobile home court.
Mr. O'dell was chief deputy sheriff here from Jan. 1, 1967 until his resignation Aug. 1, 1969. He was the first man appointed by Sheriff Homer CARR following Carr's election in November of 1966.
Following his departure from the sheriff's office, Mr. O'Dell spent fulltime as tuner and renovator of pianos and was on call with the Akron police department.
Last year, as break-ins and burglaris reached an epidemic level in Rochester and Fulton county, Mr. O'Dell established a merchant police operation. Also was appointed Fulton town marshal. He was an unsuccessful candidate in last May's primary elections for the Republican nomination as sheriff, losing to Carr.
Before becoming deputy sheriff, Mr. O'Dell served four years with the Mishawaka police department and also worked for 10 years as a meat cutter for the former Morris grocery when it was located at the present Zimmerman Pastries quarters on Main street. He also had been a meat cutter at the IGA supermaeket in Argos.
Mr. O'Dell was widely known in Fulton and nearby counties as a bass player with the former Huck Fenn musical combo and with other groups.
Born April 14, 1913, in Rensselaer, he was the son of John and Mary JOHNSON O'DELL. Hie marriage was Jan. 6, 1934, in Culver, to Erma M. FLETCHER, who survives. Mr. O'Dell had lived the majority of his life in this area with the exception of 14 years in Mishawaka.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gene (Patty) ROWE, Argos; three sons, Darrell [O'DELL], of Argos; Gary L. [O'DELL], South Bend, and Seaman Wade [O'DELL], in the U.S. Navy; eleven grandchildren; five brothers, Frank O'DELL, in Florida; Ernest [O'DELL], of South Bend; John and Simeon [O'DELL], both of Mishawaka, and Leonard [O'DELL], San Jacinto, Cal. One sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 7, 1971

Donald L. O'Dell
Funeral services for Donald L. "Butch" O'DELL, former Fulton county deputy sheriff who died Tuesday night, have been changed to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Annette Schafer
Mrs. Annette SCHAFER, 85, Culver, died at 1 a.m. today in the Beech hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after an illness of several months. She was the widow of Earl W. SCHAFER. Final rites are pending at the Grossman fneral home in Argos.

Friday, January 8, 1971

Annette Schafer
Funeral services for Mrs. Annette SCHAFER, 85, Culver, who died at 1 a.m. Thursday in the Beech hospital at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. James CAMPBELL will officiate.
Intombment will be in the family mausoleum at Mount Hope cemetery in Logansport.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Schafer was born May 18, 1885 in Dexter, Mo., to Samuel and Jane FISHER. She had lived in Chicago and Culver for 30 years. She previously had lived in Logansport. She was married to Earl W. SCHAFER in 1915 in Logansport; he died in August, 1969. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are a son, Charles [SCHAFER], R.R. 4, Plymouth; two grandsons, and two brothers, Dwight FISHER, Morehouse, Mo., and Glen FISHER, of Texas. Two brothers, a sister and a grandson preceded in death.

Ruth Blackwell
Mrs. Ruth BLACKWELL, 78, Palestine, died at midnight Thursday in her residence. She had been ill several years.
Born Dec. 4, 1892, at Palestine, she was the daughter of William and Millie STICKLER SHIREY. Her marriage was Nov. 18, 1919, at Mishawaka, to Floyd H. BLACKWELL, who survives. She had resided most of her life in the Palestine area.
Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Josephine BLACKWELL, R.R. 5, Warsaw, and Mrs. Cleon (Iris) OVERMYER, R.R. 1, Roann; three grandchildren. One daughter, Marilyn [BLACKWELL], a brother and one sister preceded in death
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Palestine Christian church. The Rev. Edward IRVIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone from 7 p.m. today until noon on Sunday and at the church from 1 p.m. Sunday until the time of service.

Esther E. Lichtenwalter
Final rites were conducted Dec. 17, in Chicago for Mrs. Esther E. LICHTENWALTER, former Fulton resident who died Dec. 14 at the Swedish Covenant hospital in Chicago. Burial was in the Memorial Park cemetery mausoleum in Skokie, Ill.
Mrs. Lichtenwalter's death was unexpected and attributed to a heart attack which she suffered a few hours earlier.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters; four grandchildren; two sisters and three brothers.

Saturday, January 9, 1971

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Monday, January 11, 1971

Benjamin J. Snyder
Benjamin J. SNYDER, 87, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 1:10 p.m. Saturday in the Marshall County Parkview hospital where he was admitted Friday.
Born Oct. 1, 1883, near Argos, he was the son of Henry and Caroline HUFF SNYDER. His marriage was to Effie Jane SULLIVAN in 1914 at Rochester. She preceded in death in 1965. A retired farmer, Mr. Snyder had resided in the Argos area most of his life. He was a member of the Marshall County Farm Bureau.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Alberta) MIDDAUGH, R.R. 1, Argos; three sons, Welcome and Gerald [SNYDER], both of Holtville, Cal., and Clarence [SNYDER], of Argos; eighteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Russell SNYDER, Holtville, Cal., and Drew SNYDER, Peoria, Ill. One son, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Paul C LANTIS will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mabel M. Mullen
Final rites were at 9:30 a.m. today in St. Joseph's Catholic church for Mrs. Mabel M. MULLEN, 69, 1016 Monroe street, who died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. The Reverend Harold E. WELLER officiated and burial was in he Glen cemetery at Paxton, Ill.
Born Jan. 26, 1901, in Ambia, she had lived in Rochester since 1933, moving from Michigan City. Prior to residing in Michigan City, she had lived in Paxton, Ill. Her marriage was April 17, 1923, in Paxton, to Clarence E. MULLEN, who survives. Mrs. Mullen was a former employee at the former Camblin furniture store, where she served as a secretary for a number of years.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joesph (Mary Ann) BERGMAN, Red Bank, N.J., and Mrs. Warren (Joan) NICKELL, of Atherton, Cal., and eleven grandchildren.

Harold C. King
Harold Carl KING, 67, an itinerant farm worker who has resided in this area since 1953, died this morning in Woodlawn hospital.
A native of Canada, Mr. King had served in the United States Air Force during World War II.
Graveside rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Citizen's cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 9 a.m. Wednesday until noon.

Tuesday, January 12, 1971

Robert H. Jewell
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport for Robert H. JEWELL, 65, Logansport, who died Monday in St. Joseph hospital. He was a cousin of Mrs. Robert KEIM and Roy ADAMSON, both of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, January 13, 1971

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Thursday, January 14, 1971

Robert L. Wynkoop
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Thompson and Hartzler funeral home in Brookston for Robert Lewis WYNKOOP, 46, former Kewanna resident, who was found dead Sunday in his car, three miles south of Covington. Death was attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Brookston.
Mr. Wynkoop, one time owner of the Wynkoop Pharmacy at Kewanna, had resided at Covington the past six years. He was born March 13, 1924, in Lafayette, the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. WYNKOOP. His marriage was Feb. 26, 1945, at Wolcott, to Pauline ALLEN. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Brookston Federated church and the Masonic lodge at Brookston.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline [WYNKOOP], two sons, Eric [WYNKOOP], a student Purdue university, and Brian [WYNKOOP], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn DAWKINS and Mrs. June GOORLEY, both of Memphis, Tenn. One daughter preceded in death.

Friday, January 15, 1971

Lucia Rojas
Mrs. Lucia ROJAS, 77, 196 Pontiac street, died at 4 a.m. today at Memorial hospital in South Bend.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, January 16, 1971

Lucia D. Rojas
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Lucia Delores ROJAS, 77, 162 Pontiac street, who died at 4 a.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital. She had been a patient one week and had been in failing health for seven years.
Father Harold WELLER will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Chicago, where graveside rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. EST. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.
Born Nov. 4, 1893 in Staten Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of Benjamin and Emily HARRIS GALINDO. She had lived here 15 years, moving from Chicago. She was married Aug. 4, 1941 in Chicago to Juan ROJAS, who preceded in death. Mrs. Rojas was a member of the Rochester post of the World War I Barracks ausiliary.
Surviving are a brother, Benjamin GALINDO, 162 Pontiac street, and a nieces, Mrs. Sam (Mildred) RICKER, R.R. 2, Rochester. A sister preceded in death.

Lawrence Rouch
Lawrence ROUCH, 74, Fulton, died at 1 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in failing health one year.
He was born June 11, 1896 in Fulton county to Jesse and Nettie LAMBERT ROUCH and had resided all his life in this county. He was married Feb. 25, 1920 in Rochester to Florence DIVELEY. He was a farmer and from 1944 to 1960 he operated a coal and feed business in Fulton. Mr. Rouch was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Evelyn) KERBY, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Lavon (Eloise) FRED, R.R. 6, Rochester; a son, George R. ROUCH, R.R. 2, Kewanna; five granddaughters; five grandsons; a great-granddaughter, and a sister, Ica POENIX, R.R. 2, Kewanna. A daughter, a son and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Thomas BOWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery northwest of Fulton. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Woodlawn hospital Cancer Detection Center.

Nathaniel Dudgeon
Word has been received of the death of Nathaniel O. DUDGEON, 78, a native of Rochester, who died at a hospital in San Jose, Cal. Burial was in Oak Hill Memorial Park at San Jose.
He was born in Richland township March 12, 1892 to Mr. and Mrs. Orton DUDGEON. The family later moved to Rochester. He attended Rochester high school and played on the varsity basketball team.
Upon leaving school he moved to Dayton, O. and took a position with the National Cash Register company. He served the company for 50 years, most of which was spent on the West Coast. He was the sixth man to be employed by NCR that long.
He is survived by his wife, one son and two daughters. D. G. DUDGEON, Fulton county service officer, is a cousin of the deceased.

Monday, January 18, 1971

Clarence Grogg
Clarence "Bub" GROGG, 82, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 6 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 1 1/2 years.
Born April 23, 1888, in Miami county, he was the son of Frank and Manna MORRIS GROGG. His marriage was Sept. 21, 1910, to Opal HIVELY, who survives. A farmer and sheet metal worker, Mr. Grogg had resided in the Roann area most of his life.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ben (Ethel) SMITH, Macy, and Mrs. Fred (Pauline) STOKES, Henderson, Texas; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Martha MALOTT, of Seattle, Wash. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Lowell BURRUS will officiate. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in Akron.

Paul Shindledecker
Funeral services were this afternoon at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Paul SHINDLEDECKER, 72, Grass Creek, who died at 2:08 p.m. Friday in Healthwin hospital at South Bend. The Rev. Raleigh C. WALKER officiated at the rites and burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Born Sept. 10, 1898 in Pennsylvania, he was the son of Labanna H. and Ida May PRYOR SHINDLEDECKER. He was married to Icel HIZER April 20, 1929. He was retired from the Myers Spring Factory in Logansport. He was a member of the Market Street United Methodist church of Logansport.
Surviving with the wife are five sons, James R. [SHINDLEDECKER], Puerto Rico; Wayne N. [SHINDLEDECKER], South Bend; Richard N. [SHINDLEDECKER], Peoria, Ill.; Fred [SHINDLEDECKER], Boston, Mass., and Carl [SHINDLEDECKER], Grass Creek; four sisters, Mrs. Millie FOX, Strawberry Point, Iowa; Mrs. Anna KRAFT, Torrington, Wyo.; Mrs. Ida BOLTJETIS, Lingle, Wyo., and Mrs. Nellie LISKE, Yoder, Wyo.; two brothers, John [SHINDLEDECKER], Blanco, N.M., and Roy [SHINDLEDECKER], Paradise, Cal.; twenty-one grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Chester D. Hartman
Chester Dean HARTMAN, 67, R.R. 1, Pierceton, died at 7 a.m. today in Whitley county hospital at Columbia City. He had been ill one year.
Born April 25, 1903, in Fulton county, he was the son of John and Effie HARTMAN SHRIVER. His marriage was to Alene BOYER in 1935. A retired restaurant owner, he had resided in the Pierceton area most of his life. He was a member of the Pierceton Presbyterian church, Blue lodge at Pierceton, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, and Fort Wayne Shriners.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. John (Pat) CARROLL, Pierceton, Mrs. James (Rosalie) WHITE, of North Webster, and six grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Wyman funeral home in Pierceton. The Rev. Henry UHRICK will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Mae Hoffman
Mrs. Mae HOFFMAN, 55, 1527 Audubon street, died early this morning in her sleep at her residence.
Born Feb. 3, 1915, in Huntington, she was the daughtter of Noble and Ruth LANDIS WALL. Mrs. Hoffman had resided here 30 years, moving from Huntington. She was a former waitress at the Island Park restaurant.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Betty Jean) MORGAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Donald (Sharon Rose) WALLS, R.R. 1, Argos; one son, Robert Eugene HOFFMAN, Rochester; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Effie MINTON, Huntington; Mrs. Edmond (Grace) RICHARDS, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Pete (Alverta) LaFEVERS, Markle; one brother, Clarence WALL, Columbia City. One brother and her parents preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Gary McDONALD will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Dorothea J. Haimbaugh
Mrs. Dorothea J. HAIMBAUGH, 57, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday at her residence. She had been ill three months and serious four days.
Born Nov. 20, 1913, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Lucius and Effie MOORE. Her marriage was July 9, 1932, in Peru, to Allison HAIMBAUGH, who survives. She had resided in the Rochester area 38 years, moving from Peru. She was a member of the First Baptist church, the Mount Zion club and the RKK club.
Also surviving are a son, Allison [HAIMBAUGH] Jr., of Kewanna; three grandchildren; one brother, Budd MOORE, Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Leona YORK, Peru; Mrs. Raymond (Mary) REINHOLT, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Juanita MOHLER, of Monticello
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 19, 1971

John A. Young
John Albert YOUNG, 74, Indianapolis, died Monday in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. He was the brother of Ora YOUNG of Rochester.
Also surviving are a brother, Robert YOUNG, Richmond; a sister, Mellie F. FULTON, of Florida; one half-brother, Herbert GRUBBS, Cincinnati, O.; a half-sister, Dorothy MASSULLA, Dayton, O.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Concle-Linhurst funeral home in Indianapolis. Burial will be at the Floral park cemetery.

Wednesday, January 20, 1971

Ruth I. Overmyer
Mrs. Ruth I. OVERMYER, 71, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Canterbury Manor here. She had been in failing health for three years.
She was born May 2, 1899 in the Mount Zion community to Charles and Olive KEELING AUGHINBAUGH. She had resided all her life in Fulton county. She was married Nov. 26, 1919 in Wabash to Chester L. OVERMYER, who survives. She was a member of the Mount Hope United Methodist church, OES No. 70 of Rochester, Evergreen Rebekah lodge and the Mount Zion club.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Miss Joan OVERMYER, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Virginia ROSENBURY, Redington Beach, Fla.; two sons, Donald [OVERMYER], of LaPorte, and Ron [OVERMYER], of Rochester; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. A. R. (Dorothy) FANSLER, Rochester, and two brothers, Walter AUGHINBAUGH, Sarasota, Alf., and Byron AUGHINBAUGH, Sun City, Cal. A son died in infancy.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ellsworth ROUTSON officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening. Eastern Star rits will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rev. Lee K. McKinley
The Rev. Lee K. McKINLEY, 79, 1226 Wabash street, died at 2:15 a.m. today at his winter home in Bradenton, Fla. Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, January 21, 1971

Rev. Lee K. McKinley
The Rev. Lee K. McKINLEY, 79, 1226 Wabash avenue, died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday at his winter residence in Bradenton, Fla.
He was born Nov. 27, 1891 in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Alonzo and Mary KESSLER McKINLEY. He had resided in Rochester for 11 years, moving here from Huntington upon retiring from the ministry. He had been a pastor at E.U.B. churches in the Huntington area and was pastor at the Grass Creek E.U.B. church from 1951 to 1956. He was married April 12, 1930 in Avilla to Gladys HERSH KELHAM, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Lola) FILBEY, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, and a brother, Arnold McKINLEY, Chariton, Iowa.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. Vernon LALLEMENT and William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

David L. Shore
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for David L. SHORE, 19, who died Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, following a seven-month illness.
He resided at 1204 Main street with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron B. SHORE.
David had completed his freshman year at Butler university in Indianapolis when he became ill last June. He was preparing to teach special education classes while at Butler, which had granted him an athletic scholarship.
A 1969 graduate of Rochester high school, he was a standout player for Zebra football teams three years. He played center as a sophomore and then moved to tackle and earned all-Northern Lakes conference recognition his senior year. The last season saw the Zebras compile a winning 6-3-1 season and David was credited by Coach Robert PEDIGO as "helping immeasurably" in restoring RHS football victory tradition.
At Butler, he had been a member of the Bulldogs' freshman team.
While an RHS student he served as volunteer assistant at the Manitou Training Center here. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta social fraternity at Butler, belonged to the United Presbyterian church here and had attended summer school of Culver Military Academy.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, he was born in this city July 9, 1951, the son of Byron B. and Marie WALTERS SHORE.
Besides the parents, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) RHODES, Rochester; a brother, Tech. Sgt. Robert Perry SHORE of the Air Force, Rapid City, S.D.; grandparents, Mrs. Arthur B. (Reba) SHORE, and the Rev. and Mrs. Clyde WALTERS, all of Rochester; and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Greg (Stephanie) MILLER, Rochester; Stephen RHODES, a student at Vincennes university; Susan RHODES, Rochester, and Terry Lynn SHORE, Rapid City, S.D.
The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Training Center, to the coronary and intensive care unit at Woodlawn hospital, or to the American Cancer Society.

Clay W. Robison
Clay W. ROBISON, 53, R.R 1, Culver, died at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where he had been seriously ill since Monday.
He was born Aug. 2, 1917 near Winamac to Guy and Agnes MEEKS ROBISON. He had lived in Rochester until 1944, when he moved to the Culver area. He was married Sept. 21, 1940 in Knox to Erma L. JOHNSTON, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, William E. ROBISON, Winamac; a daughter, Mrs. Donna L. FISHBURN, Plymouth; three brothers, Robert [ROBISON], of Lowell; Richard [ROBISON], of Michigan, and Jack [ROBISON], of Westville; three sisters, Mrs. Maxine ASH, Westfille; Mrs. Pauline Van GILDER, and Mrs. Jean CLARK, both of Rochester, and five grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Larsene HALL officiating. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

George Stinnett
George STINNETT, 48, East Chicago, was found dead Tuesday at his hotel in East Chicago. Death was attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning. He was the brother of Mrs. Byron RENTSCHLER, Rochester, and nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Henry PERDUE, Rochester.
Also surviving are two daughters, one son, his mother, four sisters and one brother.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheets funeral home in Lowell.

Maude Emmons
Mrs. Maude MONTGOMERY EMMONS, 89, daughter of Rochester community pioneers, died Wednesday evening at the Canterbury nursing home where she had been confined for some time, following a fall in which she sustained a broken hip.
The accident occurred July 2, 1970, while she was staying with her sister at Auburn, Ind.
Mrs. Emmons was very active in many civic, social and political organizations during her life. She helped organize the Northern Indiana Cancer Society during World War I and afterwards was a leading worker over Indiana for women's suffrage, which ended with Congress acting to give women the right to vote. She also was a worker in the Democratic party in numberless campaigns and had a wide acquaintance over the state.
She graduated from Rochester Normal college in 1902 and then taught school at Argos, Richland Center and Darlington, afterwards returning to Rochester where she had lived all her life.
Mrs. Montgomery was born Dec. 11, 1881, the daughter of Francis and Elizabeth ELLIS MONTGOMERY at the family's farm home in Newcastle township. On April 22, 1911 she was married to Charles EMMONS, who became a prominent attorney and a political leader in Fulton county. Mr. Emmons preceded in death Aug. 12, 1940.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Dorothy PHILLIPS, Auburn, and Mrs. Catherine DUFFIN, Wakefield, Mich. Also preceding in death were a brother, John MONTGOMERY and two sisters, Mrs. Belle MONTGOMERY and Mrs. Frances CLARK.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers fneral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Friday, January 22, 1971

Debbie Tobey
IN MEMORY OF DEBBIE TOBEY
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In memory of their daughter, Debbie [TOBEY], who died last fall, Mr. and Mrs. Robert TOBEY presented to the Fulton County 4-H Fair Board an American flag and a 4-H flag Thursday night. Shown above with the Tobeys are Richard BURKHARDT (left), Fair Board president, and Lee Ann TOBEY, Debbie's sister. Burkhardt holds a plaque accompanying the flags. The flags will be used at the 4-H Fairgrounds community building. (The Sentinel Photo.)

Brian L. Thorrington
Brian L. THORRINGTON, 26, Nyona Lake, was killed at 7:10 a.m. today in a car-truck accident which occurred on U.S. 24, three iles west of Wabash. Wabash County Coroner Dr. William BOAZ, who pronounced Thorrington dead at the scene, said he suffered a skull fracture, crushed chest, broken right leg and multiple lacerations.
John JUDKINS, 34, Fulton, a passenger in the car with Thorrington, was taken to Wabash county hospital where he was treated for abrasions to the chest and right knee. He later was admitted for observation. He is reported in fair condition by the hospital today.
Police said Thorrington, driving a 1965 Mercury comet, was going west on U.S. 24 when he ran into the back of a bulk tank truck which was going up a slight hill. The driver of the truck, Charles BRITTON, 38, Toledo, O., was not injured. The truck, loaded with molasses, was owned by the Molasses corporation at Toledo.
Police said Thorrington was returning from Detroit, Mich., and had been driving since 1 a.m. Judkins was asleep in the back seat. Police said Thorrington apparently went to sleep at the wheel.
Damage was $600 to the car and $150 to the truck.
The accident was investigated by the Wabash county sheriff's department and the state police. Final arrangements for Thorrington are pending at the Peacock funeral home in Kokomo.

Eugene L. Gordon
Eugene L. GORDON, 88, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted at 12:22 p.m. Thursday. He had been in failing health six months and seriously ill for one week.
He was born Oct. 26, 1882 in Fulton county to Samuel and Diadema DeWEESE GORDON and had resided most of his life in this county. Mr. Gordon was married Feb. 25, 1911 in Rochester to Alberta Maude ROBBINS, who died Dec. 14, 1963. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are six sons, Ralph Emerson and Paul [GORDON], both of Rochester; Frank [GORDON], of R.R. 6, Rochester; Vorhes [GORDON], of Bokoshe, Okla.; Robert [GORDON], of Walton, and Russel [GORDON], of New Waverly, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Chester (Donna) WILLIAMS, RR. 1, Rochester; a brother, Lyman [GORDON], of Plymouth; several grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Marjorie Fern GORDON, three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home

Saturday, January 23, 1971

Mabel C. May
Mrs. Mabel Claire MAY, 65, Culver, was killed instantly at 1:50 p.m. Friday when she was run over by the car in which she was riding as it skidded on Ind. 17 five miles southwest of Plymouth in Marshall county.
Mrs. May was in a car being driven by her husband, Cleo MAY, 72. He lost control of the vehicle as he was passing a truck. Mrs. May was thrown from the car and the vehicle ran over her as it skieed 300 feet through two fences. Mr. May was not injured.
Death was due to multiple fractures, according to Dr. John SCHREINER of Bremen, Marshall county coroner.
Mrs. May was born Jan. 29, 1905, in Danville, Ind., to Charles E. and Zora DINWIDDIE NEVILLE. She had lived in Culver 15 years, moving there from Bass Lake, where she had lived five years. The couple lived in the Argos area 30 years ago. She was married May 11, 1921 in Danville. She was a member of the Mout Clair Christian church, the Culver American Legion Auxiliary and the Rutland Community Home Economics club.
Surviving with the husband are three sons, Charles [MAY], of South Plainfield, N.K.; Harold [MAY], of Silver Lake, and Marion [MAY], of Nappanee; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth CULLEY, Lebanon. A sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Thomas BUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, January 25, 1971

Robert Obenhouse
Robert OBENHOUSE, 50, Barrington, Ill., died unexpectedly Saturday night at his home in Barrington, Ill. He was the husband of the former Jean CALVIN of Rochester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vere CALVIN.
Also surviving are three daughters. Last rites and burial will be in Barrington.

Harold E. Walters
Harold E. WALTERS, 65, .R.R. 1, Akron, died at 11:05 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawh hospital. He had been ill one week.
Born April 8, 1905, in Fulton county, he was the son of Charles and Medea HOLLOWAY WALTERS. His marriage was May 24, 1930, in Fulton county to Irene McGRIFF. She died May 15, 1970. A retired farmer, Mr. Walters had lived most of his life in Fulton county and was a member of the Former Sandhill Methodist church and the Akron Jonah club.
Surviving are his father, Charles [WALTERS], R.R. 5, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Kathryn) HARTZLER, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. George (Jean Ann) DEATON, Bourbon; two sons, Lloyd [WALTERS], of Akron, and Herschel [WALTERS[, of Rochester; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Edith OVERMYER, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. J. W. (Bernice) CUMMINS, Rochester, and Mrs. Ann DeMARCO, also of Rochester; two brothers, Ernest "Bud" WALTERS, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Elmer WALTERS, New Haven, Ind.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the United Methodist church of Athens. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home today and until 11 a.m. on Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Tuesday, January 26, 1971

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Wednesday, January 27, 1971

Donald Lee Fry
Donald Lee FRY, 49, R.R. 6, Rochester, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial hospital in Logansport Tuesday at 1:40 p.m. Death was attributed to a heart attack which he suffered while driving a Fulton county highway department truck in downtown Logansport.
Police said Mr. Fry was driving the county truck in the west part of the downtown area when it suddenly careened into a private drive, stricking a parked car and the front porch of the house at 118 Eel River avenue. Police said when Fry's car struck the parked vehicle, it shoved it into two more cars parked in the area.
Born April 3, 1921, east of Fulton, he was the son of Arthur J. and Alta Vern HORTON FRY. His marriage was July 17, 1939, in Fulton to Merle Eileen MacLAIN, who survives. He was an employee of the Fulton County Highway department and a lifetime resident of this area. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church, the Masonic Lodge at Fulton, Scottish Rite at South Bend, Fulton Order of Eastern Star and the Rochester Royal Arch Masons.
Also surviving are one son, David [FRY], at home; two daughtrs, Mrs. Jack (Leila Anne) WALTZ, Rochester, and Mrs. Danny (Pam) HOOK, R.R. 5, Logansport; two brothers, Loren [FRY], Fulton, and Harold [FRY], of South Bend; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dwight (Esther) PATTERSON. A son, one sister, a brother and one grandchild preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fulton United Methodist church. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services. The Eastern Star will have memorial services at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and the Fulton Mssonic lodge will observe memorial services during the funeral at the church.

Finley E. Hisey
Finley Emmons HISEY, 64, St. Petersburg, Fla., died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Apollo Medical Center at St. Petersburg after a serious illness of one month. He was born and reared in the Argos area. The body is being returned to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where funeral arrangements are pending.

Carrie Carpenter
Mrs. Carrie CARPENTER, 67, wife of Nick CARPENTER, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 4 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries sustained in a head-on collision in Plymouth Sunday. Rites are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, January 28, 1971

Carrie May Carpenter
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Assembly of God church at Plymouth for Mrs. Carrie May CARPENTER, 68, R.R. 1, Culver, who died at 4 a.m. Wednesday in South Bend Memorial hospital. Mrs. Carpenter died from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Plymouth.
The Rev. William WAINSCOTT will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. on Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Born March 5, 1902, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of James and Lydia FOY SHARP. Her marriage was March 13, 1920, at Culver to Nicholas CARPENTER. He survives. A resident of the Culver area 50 years, Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Virginia) SHOEMACER, Orange, Cal.; Mrs. Virgil (Anna) CALEY, Logansport; Mrs. Jess (Joan) CARTWRIGHT, Plymouth; one son, James CARPENTER, Sylmar, Cal.; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Von (Hazel) ANDREWS, Argos; Mrs. Rodney (Ruth) MOSS, Logansport; Miss Jennie SHARP and Mrs. John (Margaret) ARBONEAUX, both of New Orleans; one brother, Roy SHARP, Kalamazoo, Mich

Finley E. Hisey
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Finley Emmons HISEY, 64, St. Petersburg, Fla., who died Tuesday in Florida. 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.
A former Argos resident, Mr. Hisey was born July 11, 1906, in Rochester, to Samuel and Laura EMMONS HISEY. His marriage was Dec. 20, 1958, to Leona GREGORY, who survives. A retired railroad engineer, he had resided in Florida the past three years, moving from Dazey, N.D. He was a member of the Advance Masonic lodge in Glenview, Ill.
Also surviving are one son, Byron Eugene HISEY, Walton Creek, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Marie) BARDSLEY, Kokomo, and Mrs. Herschel (Georgeann) GONCE, Argos; one brother, Eugene HISEY, R.R. 2, Argos. One brother preceded in death.

Friday, January 29, 1971

Roy D. Fultz
The tippecanoe river bridge on U.S. 31 two miles north of Rochester, scene of 39 traffic accidents since it was reopened as a one-lane structure Nov. 6, 1968, has claimed its first life.
Roy D. FULTZ, 61, R.R. 1, Rochester, injured at 5:30 a.m. Thursday in a car that slid into a tractor-trailer rig on the bridge, died in Woodlawn hospital at 3:47 p.m. the same day.
Investigating officers said today that Mr. Fultz did not appear to be seriously injured and was conscious when he was taken to the hospital.
However, doctors told Sheriff Homer CARR later in the day that Mr. Fultz had suffered a ruptured blood vessel in his head, concussion, fractured ribs on his left sice and that his left lung collapsed.
Mr. Fultz was riding in a car driven by Sherman R. HIVELY, 51, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Hively suffered a fractured right shoulder, doctors told the sheriff, and is a patient at Woodlawn.
The car was going north on U.S. 31 behind a semi-rig driven by Robert W. KAYLOR, 45, Indianapolis. As the vehicles were crossing the bridge, the car slid into the truck, the sheriff's office reported Thursday.
State police assisted the sheriff's office in the investigation.
The accident was the second one this year in Fulton county which resulted in death. On Jan. 3, Herbert B. POWELL, 55, R.R. 2, Argos, was killed instantly in a two-car crash on Ind. 25 a half-mile south of Rochester.
For more than 20 years, Mr. Fultz had been in inspector for the U.S. Air Forde at the Bendix corporation in South Bend. Before that, he had owned the former Bailey Beverage company in Rochester, which was sold to Ben Daulton Distributors a number of years ago.
Mr. Fultz was born Sept. 3, 1909 in Rochester to John and Adeline BECRAFT FULTZ and had resided all his life in this community. He was married Sept. 3, 1932 in Madison to Stella Von BAILEY, who survives. He was a graduate of Rochester high school and the General Motors Technical Institute. Mr. Fultz served in the Pacific with the Navy during World War II. He attended the First Christian church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughtrs, Mrs. Claude (Harriet Ann) JAMESON, R.R. 5, Rochestr, and Mrs. Allen (Caroline) STEPHEN, Rochester; four grandchildren, Sally Ann and Rachel Lynn STEPHEN and Charles David and Mary Ellen JAMESON; a brother, Dea FULTZ, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Rhea) THOMPSON, Rochester. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers 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. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Training Center or the Heart Fund.

Ruth V. Peterson
Mrs. Ruth Viola PETERSON, 80, Winamac, died Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been in failing health two years.
Born Dec. 12, 1890, in Monterey, she was the daughter of Charles and Amanda OVERMYER BITTERLING. Her marriage was Nov. 30, 1911, in Rocheter, to Justice Joseph PETERSON. He died May 16, 1962. Mrs. Peterson had resided in the Winamac community six years, moving from Monterey. She was a member of the St. Lukes Lutheran church in Winamac and the Ladies Aid of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ferne MITCHELL, Winamac, and Mrs. Eileen ADAMS, Logansport; two sons, Verl PETERSON, Monterey, and Deane PETERSON, Leiters Ford; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles BITTERLING, Rochester, and George BITTERLING, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Valentine REINHOLD Sr., Monterey.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the St. Luke Lutheran church in Winamac. The Rev. William A. KOEPPEL will officiate. Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens at Winamac. Friends may call at the Fry-Lanage funeral home in Winamac until noon on Saturday and at the church prior to services.

Linus C. Borton
Linus C. BORTON, 81, Mentone, died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday in the Murphy Medical center at Warsaw. He had been ill two years.
Born Dec. 15, 1889, in Mentone, he was the son of Linus and Mary EMMONS BORTON. His marriage was Nov. 30, 1911, at Rochester, to Mary RIDDLE, who survives. A lifetime resident of Mentone, he had served as janitor in the Mentone school from 1952 through 1965. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen's lodge.
Also surviving are one son, Ralph [BORTON], Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Freda ROOSE, Plymouth; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. L. E. TODD will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 30, 1971

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Monday, February 1, 1971

Alma J. Goss
Mrs. Alma J. GOSS, 74, 622 Madison street, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 29. She had been in failing health for six years.
She was born Oct. 29, 1896 in Hoopston, Ill., to Theodore and Nettie ANDERSON ROSBURG. She had lived in this area since 1916. She was married March 23, 1921 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Ray M. GOSS, who survives. She attended the First United Presbyterian church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) MOW, Angola; two sons, Lt. Col. Raymond GOSS Jr., with the U.S. Air Force at Oscoda, Mich., and Larry L. GOSS, Columbia City; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Marcella) CONAWAY, Milfort, Ill., and Mrs. Isabel NICHOLS, Hoopston, Ill., and a brother, Robert [ROSBURG], Hoopeston, Ill. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

William B. West
William B. WEST, 70, Kokomo, former resident of R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo. He had been ill nine years.
Born Aug. 28, 1900, he was the son of William and Effie PERKINS WEST. His marriage was in March, 1921, to Esther MOONEY, who survives. He was an employee of the Kokomo Sanitary Pottery company.
Also surviving are two sons, Francis and Gerald [WEST], both of Kokomo; one sister, Bernice TOW, Boynton, Fla; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Graveside rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo. Mr. Kenneth WASHBURN will officiate. Friends may call at the Ellers funeral chapel in Kokomo today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Robert W. Hart
Robert W. HART, 80, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 10:28 p.m. Saturday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. He had been ill two weeks.
Born September 23, 1890, in Putnam county, O., he was the son of Hiram and Serinda HART. His marriage was Jan. 9, 1912, at Findlay, O., to Edna PIKE, who survives. A lifetime farmer, he had resided in the Plymouth area 30 years, moving from Walkerton. He was a member of the Old Time Religion tabernacle in Plymouth.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marie LOWRY, Logansport; Mrs. Merrill (Zora) CAREY, North Liberty, and Mrs. Carl (Dorothy) ZEHNER, R.R. 4, Plymouth; two sons, Coy HART, Warsaw, and Stanley HART, Dover, Fla.; seventeen grandchildren, and thirty-three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Elder Walter D. MANGUN will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Alice L. Montz
Mrs. Alice L. MONTZ, 51, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at her residence.
Born Dec. 24, 1919, in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Claude and Caroline BAIR WELLER. Her marriage was in 1937 to Henry J. MONTZ, who survives. A lifetime resident of Kewanna, she was a member of the Kewanna church of Christ.
Surviving with her husband are her mother, of Kewanna; one son, Victor [MONTZ], Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian PESARESI, R.R. 4, Winamac, and Mrs. William KOLESCAR, Bloomington; one sister, Mrs. Della Mae RATLIFF, Tempe, Ariz.; one brother, Paul WELLER, Kewanna; five grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of Christ at Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, February 2, 1971

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Wednesday, February 3, 1971

Emily Seiwert
Mrs. Emily RYAN SEIWERT, 51, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 12:03 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital at Fort Wayne. She had been ill six months.
Born Oct. 22, 1919, in Vincennes, she was the daughter of George L. and Lida J. BUCHANAN RYAN. Her marriage was in April, 1943, to Larry SEIWERT, who survives. An employee of the D. A. Pike company in Akron, she had resided in the area the past nine years. She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, Psi Iota Xi sorority, Junior Fortnightly club and the Manitou chapter of the DAR.
Also surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Constance DONNELLY, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Rosina HARDING, Indianapolis; Mrs. Eliza Jane ALLEN, Bloomington; Mrs. Georgia WATSON, Vincennes; Mrs. Leila GILL, Washington, and Mrs. Patty ROGERS, also of Vincennes; one brother, Alex B. RYAN, Longfiew, Texas; one step-sister, Mrs. Delores HOLLAND, Crocksville, O. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gardner funeral home in Vincennes. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Vincennes. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron Thursday from 2 until 9 p.m. and at the Gardner funeral home in Vincennes on Friday and until the hour of service.

Homer N. Stricklett
Homer Nelson STRICKLETT, 70, R.R. 1, Macy, died Monday at 11:30 p.m. in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born July 22, 1900, in Lewis county Ky., he was the son of Isaac and Alice ISAAC STRICKLETT. His marriage was in 1937, to Geneva CHISM, who survives. He had resided in Macy since 1965, moving from Kokomo. Mr. Stricklett was a retired employee of Continental Steel company in Kokomo and a member of World War I Barracks.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Maxine McKAY, Mrs. Robert RONK, Mrs. Lola GRISAMORE and Miss Delorise STRICKLETT, all of Kokomo; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Dewey STRICKLETT, of Danville, Ill.
Final rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Ellers Chapel at Kokomo. The Rev. Luke MARTIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home today, from 6-9 p.m.

Thursday, February 4, 1971

Naomi Partridge
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Naomi PARTRIDGE in Los Angeles on Jan. 27. Her husband is Merritt PARTRIDGE, native of Newcastle township. Also surviving are one daughter and three grandchildren.

George A. Cole
George Alex COLE, 81, Akron, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill one week.
Born Dec. 25, 1890, in Wisconsin, he was the son of Fred and Minnie McCOY COLE. His marriage was Oct. 22, 1921, at Crystal Falls, Mich., to Sylvia GRUWELL, who survives. A retired farmer, he had lived in Akron since 1966, moving from Macy. He was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren, and the Veterans of World War I.
Also surviving are five sons, Charles W. COLE, Clarksville, Tenn.; James R. COLE, U.S. Army; Francis COLE, Logansport; Jerry J. COLE, and David F. COLE, both of Marion; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Alice) KEIM, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Fred (Mary) LONG, Rochester; Mrs. William (Rosanna) ROSS, Oakland City; Mrs. Charles (Linda) EASTERDAY, Akron; twenty-eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter COLE, Townsend, Wis.; one sister, Mrs. Ralph BIRKENESS, Phoenix, Ariz.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain funeral home, Junction U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. The Rev. Charles ZUNKLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Guy E. McClure
Guy E. McCLURE, 78, R.R. 3, Dowagiac, Mich., died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in the Lee Memorial hospital in Dowagiac. He had been ill seven years.
Born Dec. 30, 1892, in Marshall county near the Walnut community, he was the son of James and Julia BARRY McCLURE. His marriage was June 24, 1963, in Chicago, to Goldie MILLER, who survives. A retired Railway Express employee at Mishawaka, he had resided in Dowagiac nine years, moving from Mishawaka. He was a member of the First Christian church of Dowagiac and VFW Post at Mishawaka. He was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ramona FABRIZIO, Rosemont, Ill., and Mrs. Dorothy HOLICK, Chicago; two sons, Raymond McCLURE, of South Bend, and James McCLURE, Great Lakes, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ruth JOHNSON, Osceola; two brothers, Walter McCLURE and Russell McCLURE, both of Florida; four step-daughters and two step-sons. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery.

Friday, February 5, 1971

Marjorie E. Martin
Final rites were conducted Wednesday at the Trinity United Methodist church in Rensselaer for Mrs. Marjorie E. MARTIN, 50, Rensselaer, who died Sunday in the Jaspter County hospital. Burial was in Memorial Gardens in Rensselaer.
Born February 27, 1920, in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Arthur and Julia METZGER ZELLERS. She was married September 27, 1943, in Medaryville, to Niles T. MARTIN. He died Dec. 29, 1969. She was educated in the Kewanna public schools and a resident of the Rensselaer area 32 years. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, secretary and treasurer of the Jasper County Tuberculosis association, a member of the WSCS and Circle V of the church and the Epsilon Iota, Sigma Phi Gamma Int. sorority.
Surviving are a son, Gary B. [MARTIN], of Rensselaer; her father and step-mother, of Kewanna; four sisters, Mrs. O. A. (Virginia) COOK, Houston, Texas; Mrs. Elmer (Naoma) SEIDEL, Kewanna; Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) WILLIAMS, Columbus, O., and Mrs. Nedra SCOTT, Warsaw; three brothers, Virgil [ZELLERS], Kewanna; Wayne [ZELLERS], Indianapolis and Herbert [ZELLERS], of Fort Hood, Texas.

Faye Schooley
Mrs. Faye SCHOOLEY, 80, Mentone, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday at her residence. She had been seriously ill since November.
Born April 27, 1890, at Harrison Center, she was the daughter of Ruben and Rosie COLE FAWLEY. Her marriage was in September, 1910, to William SCHOOLEY. He eidd in 1966. A lifetime resident of the Mentone area, she was a member of the Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dwight (Fern) REICHARD, Mentone; Mrs. Frederick (Mildred) NEER, Kendallville, and Mrs. Robert (Clara) PARKER, Bourbon; one sister, Mrs. Jessie (Ruth) MOLEBASH, Etna Green; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Elder Elias SARBER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m.

Saturday, February 6, 1971

Larry Zartman
Larry ZARTMAN, 18, former Caston high school basketball star who was a freshman at Indiana Central college in Indianapolis, was killed instantly at 11:50 p.m. Friday in a one-car accident.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond ZARTMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester (Liberty township), the boy died when the car in which he was riding hit a tree on 146th street a quarter-mile east of U.S. 31, one mile northeast of Carmel.
He died of a massive hemorrhage and crushed chest, according to Deputy Sheriff Dan VanTREESE of the Hamilton county sheriff's office.
The driver of the compact sports car, Terry BUSHING, 18, Carmel, suffered multiple lacerations on his face and head and is listed in "fair" condition today at Riverview hospital in Noblesville.
Both youths were thrown from the car as Bushing lost control of it while going west, VanTreese said. The car left the road and hit a tree, cutting the vehicle in two.
Deputy VanTreese said the youths lived in the same apartment complex in Carmel while attending Indiana Central.
The body of Zartman was to be taken today to the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.
Zartman was a standout basketball player for the Caston Comets for three seasons. He set the school individual game scoring record of 35 points as a senior on Jan. 17, 1970 in a game against Eastern.

Mary Kelley
Mrs. Dan (Mary MAURY] KELLEY, 89, died at 3 p.m. Friday in the Peabody memorial home following a serious illness of two weeks. She had resided at the Peabody home for two years, moving there from Rochester.
She was born Oct. 17, 1881 in Rossville, Ill., to Gerrant and Rebecca EVANS MAURY. She was married in 1900 to Daniel KELLEY, who died in 1952. She was a member of the Rochester First United Presbyterian church, Evergreen Rebekah lodge, Past Noble Grands club, Mothers of World War II, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Presbyterianns.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Cecile) CARRUTHERS, and Mrs.. Leonard (Mable) GAUMER, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Walter (Ruth) ROCKEY, Chicago; a son, [Eugene] M. KELLEY, Rochester; five grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. Four sisters and six brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating.
Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 8, 1971

Henry Overmyer
Henry OVERMYER, 83, Mishawaka, former Rochester resident, died Sunday at St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka. He was the brother of Mrs. V. D. BECK, of Rochester. Final rites will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka.

Carl C. Emery
Carl Clary EMERY, 80, Fulton, died at 12:03 a.m. today in memorial hospital in South Bend. He had been ill two years and serious three months.
Born Nov. 15, 1890, in Cass county, he was the son of Isaac and Cora CLARY EMERY. His marriage was Nov. 24, 1915, in Fulton, to Cretie J. AUSMAN, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in Fulton county most of his life. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Doyne [EMERY], of R.R. 1, Macy, and Dale [EMERY], Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Lois) BROWN, Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. Paul (Opal) CHAMP, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Maxine SCHOEN, Eaton Rapids, Mich.; one brother, Paul EMERY, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; five sisters, Mrs. Mabel VERNON, Royal Center, and Mrs. Elizabeth WOLFORD, Walton; Mrs. Earl (Esther) JAMISON, Mrs. Rose LAYMON, and Mrs. Walter McCALL, all of Logansport; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton United Methodist church. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Larry Zartman
Final rites were at 2 p.m. today in the Fulton United Methodist church for Larry ZARTMAN, 18, R.R. 6, Rochester, who was killed instantly Friday in a one-car accident one mile northeast of Carmel. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN officiated. Burial was in the Fulton cemetery. The family has requestedd that memorials be made to the Caston school for a memorial fund.
The former Caston high school basketball star, who was a freshman (pre-dental) student at Indiana Central college, was born May 5, 1952, in Rochester, to Raymond and Marjorie DENTON ZARTMAN. He was a 1970 graduate of the Caston Educational Center and a member of the Junior varsity basketball team at Indiana Central college. He was the recipient of the Twelve Mile Lions club Athletic Award in 1970, and the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award at his school. He was a member of the All-State Little League team and an athlete in football, basketball, baseball and track at Caston. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving with his parents are two brothers, Gary and John [ZARTMAN], both at home; one sister, Lisa [ZARTMAN], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Voris ZARTMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester; the matrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John DENTON, R.R. 1, Kewanna; one step-great-grandmother, Mrs. Cora FINNEY, Rochester, and aunts and uncles. One sister preceded in death.

Tuesday, February 9, 1971

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Wednesday, February 10, 1971

Daisy Eytcheson
Mrs. Daisy EYTCHESON, 89, 610 Indiana venue, died today at 7:20 a.m. in the Miller Nursing home. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, February 11, 1971

Daisy Eytcheson
Mrs. Daisy EYTCHESON, 89, 610 Indiana avenue, died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday in the Miller nursing home. She had been in failing health a number of years.
Born Jan. 21, 1882, in Whitley county, she was the daughter of Abner and Mary BUTLER CLARK. Her marriage was to Perry EYTCHESON, who preceded her in death. She had resided in this area most of her life.
Surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. Diana DANIELSON, and Mrs. Barbara McLOCHLIN, both of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Cora HYNDMAN, of Etna, Ind. One daughter, Mrs. Thelma DAULTON, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tessie Hetzner
Miss Tessie HETZNER, 74, native of Leiters Ford, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the South Bend Memorial hospital. She had resided in the home of Mrs. Mary ANNIS, of South Bend.
Born Dec. 7, 1896, in Leiters Ford, she had lived in South Bend 50 years, moving from Leiters Ford. She was a cashier in the NIPSCO office in South Bend 36 years.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Lura (Jean) SCHEIBELHET, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Mrs. Elaine HAWN, Mille Creek, Ind.; one nephew, Claude KISSINGER, Hamlet.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Forest G. Hay and Son funeral home in South Bend. The Rev. Thomas ROUGH will officiate. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Ruth Benedict
Mrs. Ruth BENEDICT, 69, 130 West Eighth street, died at 11:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, February 12, 1971

Malinda Elkins
Mrs. Malinda ELKINS, 88, Tippecanoe, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru.
Born Jan. 23, 1883, at Tippecanoe, she was the daughter of Henry and Ellen HARSH. Her marriage was March 20, 1936, at Tippecanoe, to Frank ELKINS. He died Nov. 20, 1969. A lifetime resident of this area, she was a member of the Rebekah lodge at Tippecanoe and the Tippecanoe Progress club.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Mary) HOLLAR, Denver, and Mrs. Omer (Opal) JOY, Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Dola FAULKNER, Muskegon Heights, Mich.; twenty-one step-grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren. Two sisters and four step-sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Donald QUERRY will officiate. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Ruth A. Benedict
Ruth A. BENEDICT, 69, 130 West Eighth street, died Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of about two weeks.
She was born July 19, 1901 in Macy to John and Margaret OGDEN CLOUD and had lived in the Rochester vicinity all her life.
In 1954 in Rochester she married Forest BENEDICT, who died in October 1969.
She was a retired operator from the Rochester telephone company after many years of service and a member of the Richland Center Trinity United Methodist church.
She is survived by a nephew Earl J. CLOUD, Rochester; a niece Mrs. Gerald (Cleta) WEST, Kokomo; two great-nephews; five great-nices; a step-son; two step-daughters and a step-granddaughter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist church in Richland Center with the Rev. Curtis SYLVESTER, assisted by the Rev. Gary A. PENNINGTON presiding. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 13, 1971

Joseph H. Philipson
Fulton county recorded its third traffic fatality of the year Friday in one of seven accidents on the snowy roads.
At 3 p.m. 3 1/2 miles north of Rochester on U.S. 31 a northbound car driven by Joseph H. PHILIPSON, 54, Elkhart, skidded across the center line and collided with a southbound semi-tractor driven by Charles RUNKLE, 49, R.R. 5, Logansport, State Police said
Phillipson died as a result of a fractured skull, broken neck and crushed chest. The fatality occurred just 1 1/2 miles north of the year's second, at the Tippecanoe river bridge Jan. 28. Runkle was treated at a doctor's office for uts on his hands, arms, face and left knee. Damage was $1,400 to the car and $10,000 to the semi.

John H. Reinhold
John H. REINHOLD, 87, R.R. 1, Culver (Ind. 17), died at 8:05 a.m. today at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth after an extended illness. Rites are pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Mary Garner
Mrs. Mary GARNER, 53, Pyrmont, Ind. (South of Delphi), wife of a former Fulton minister, died at Home Hospital in Lafayette Thursday. She suffered a stroke a week before her death.
Her husband, the Rev. Paul GARNER, was pastor of the Fulton United Methodist church for three years.
Surviving with the husband are two children, Mrs. Joyce FRITZ, Benton Harbor, Mich., and Mrs. Patricia TAYLOR, Granger, Ind., and several grandchildren.
A brief funeral service was to be conducted this morning at the Brown funeral home in Rossville. The body was to be taken to the Sheets funeral home in Churubusco, where friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial services will be conducted at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Merriom cemetery near Churubusco.

Monday, February 15, 1971

James F. Pierce
James F. PIERCE, 69, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 12 days.
Born Nov. 8, 1901, near Lafayette, he was the son of Fred and Tina BUSKIRK PIERCE. His marriage was Sept. 12, 1926, in Rocheter to Grace B. COOK, who survives. He had spent his entire life in this area and was a retired employee of Hartman Motors, Inc. He was a member of the First Baptist church here and a 40-year member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Also surviving are his mother, of Rochester; two daughters, mrs. Charles Lee (Lola) RIDDLE, R.R. 1, Argos; Mrs. Jack (Carol) HILL, R.R. 4, Rochester; one son, Gene [PIERCE], R.R. 1, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Glen (Leora) DUNLAP, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; Mrs. Harold (May) DICK, Tucson, Ariz.; one granddaughter and his father preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday where I.O.O.F. Lodge 47 will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer fund.

Zettie Lane
Mrs. Zettie LANE, 64, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill since last October.
Born July 2, 1906, at Cleves, O., she was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth FULTON PEAK Her marriage was Feb. 3, 1940, at Lawrenceburg, to Vaughn G. LANE, who survives. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Rochester and had resided here since 1958, moving from Peru.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Warren (Dorothy) HULBERT, Edon, O.; Mrs. Donald (Gertrude) PACE, Marion; one son, Charles BINGLE, R.R. 5, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vernie (Lillie) DICE, Rushville; one brother, Jack PEAK, Addison, O. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the Thrailkill cemetery near Swayzee. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John Reinhold
Final rites for John H. REINHOLD, 86, R.R. 1, Culver, who died at 8:05 a.m. Saturday in Miller Merry Manor at Plymouth after a three-month illness will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Robert ELLISON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey. Friends may call at the funeral home.
He was born May 2, 1884 in Monterey and had lived in Aubbeenaubbee township since 1915, moving there from Lawton, Ind. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Delong United Methodist church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau. He was married Feb. 25, 1905 in Winamac to Clara Belle YOUNG, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maybelle REED, Culver, and Mrs. Harriet MARSHALL, South Bend; a son, Earl F. REINHOLD, Culver; a brother, Charles REINHOLD, Monterey; a sister, Mrs. Leona NEILSEN, Long Beach, Cal.; three grandsons, and eight great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, February 16, 1971

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Wednesday, February 17, 1971

Ivory W. Smith
Ivory W. SMITH, 79, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an illness of two weeks. He suffered a stroke at his home.
Born May 14, 1891 in Nashville, Ind., he was the son of George and Clara BROCK SMITH. He had resided in the Argos area 38 years, living at his present home 19 years. He moved to the Argos area from Nappanee. He married Flossie DEISCH Dec. 11, 1913 in Warsaw; she survives. Mr. Smith was a lifetime farmer and a member of the Walnut church of the Brethren.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Mary) CARMEAN, Plymouth; two sons, Arthur [SMITH], of Bayard, N.M., and Dale S. [SMITH], of R.R. 2, Argos; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Geneva LUCAS, Shelbyville. A brother and five sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at the Walnut Church of the Brethren at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Paul C. LANTIS and Roy S. RICHEY officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 10 a.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday at the church one hour before services.

Jesse Thompson
Jesse THOMPSON, 85, 926 Jackson boulevard, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Thursday, February 18, 1971

Mrs. H. R. McHendry
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. H. R. McHENDRY, Pittsburgh, Pa., who died Friday at her residence. She was the mother of Mrs. Ethel BROUYETTE, former Rochester resident. Services were Monday in Pittsburgh. Other relatives surviving are Mrs. Nancy VANCE, R.R. 4, Rochester; Paul BROUIETTE, Akron; Fred BROUYETTE, Rochester, and grandchildren.

Franklin A. Nelson
The son of a Rochester resident died Wednesday night following injuries sustained in a one-car accident at 9:05 p.m., three miles southwest of South Whitley.
Franklin Allen NELSON, 52, Burket, son of Masa NELSON, 1106 Jackson boulevard, was pronounced dead on arrival at Whitley county hospital in Columbia City following injuries sustained when his car veered off Ind. 14, near Collmer and hit a tree.
Born Jan 14, 1919, near Mentone, he was the son of Masa and Mina BARKMAN NELSON. His marriage was Oct. 8, 1938, to Esther DUGLAY at Warsaw. She survives. A salesman for the Five States Agri-Systems at Zeeland, Mich., he had resided in the Burket area most of his life. He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ, Rozella-Ford Golf association and the Elks lodge at Warsaw.
Also surviving with his father are one son, Robert [NELSON], Warsaw; one daughter, Mrs. Terry (Anne) UTTER, Mentone; three brothers, Denzil and Delford [NELSON], both of Burket, and Harold "Macy" NELSON of Mentone; one sister, Mrs. Elgie (Velma) VANDERMARK, Rochester, and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Jesse Thompson
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Jesse THOMPSON, 85, 926 Jackson boulevard, who died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Feb. 5, 1886, in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Laura BIGGS THOMPSON. He had resided in Rochester two years, moving from Akron. His marriage was in 1909, to Elva WOLPERT. She died in 1924. In 1955, he married Marie JOHNSON, who survives. A retired farmer, he was an employee of the Fulton county highway department 32 years.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Don (Tessie) KILMER, South Bend; Mrs. Glen (Bessie) HOOVER, Rochester, and Mrs. Ed (Tural) LEININGER, R.R. 1, Akron; two sons, Jesse [THOMPSON] Jr., South Bend, and Earl [THOMPSON], Delphi, Maryland; fifteen grandchildren; two step-sons, Bud JOHNSON, Rochester, and Bill JOHNSON, Earp, Cal.; twenty-five great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; fourteen step-great-grandchildren.

Leroy D. Chrisman
Leroy D. CHRISMAN, 18, Mentone, drowned today when his car went out of control, crashed through a guardrail, and went down an embankment into a ditch near Camp Shohola on the east side of Ind. 25.
The acident occurred at 7:40 a.m., 5.3 miles north of Rochester.
The sherif's office was notified by an occupant of another vehicle who had seen the accident. When officers arrived, only the rear wheels and bumper of Chrisman's car were visible. Deputy Earl VANCE entered the frigid water and tried unsuccessfully to open the car doors and free the victim. It was estimated that water in the ditch was about eight feet deep.
Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL of Rochester, the Fulton county coroner, pronounced the boy dead at the scene and listed drowning as the cause of death.
Dr. Knochel said there were no major fractures of the body, but that the lungs were filled with water. He said there were no signs that the youth tried to remove his seat belt, indicating to the doctor that the boy became unconscious before or just as the car hit the ice.
The fatality was the second within a seven-day period from a traffic accident in Fulton County. Last Friday, Joseph H. PHILIPSON, 54, Elkhart, died in a car-truck accident on U.S. 31 three miles north of Rochester.
Chrisman is the fourth person to die this year from a traffic accident in Fulton county. The drowning was the first in Fulton county since June 19, 1970 when a Grissom Air Force Base airman drowned at Nyona Lake.
State Trooper Bill WAGNER, recently assigned to the Fulton county area, assisted in the investigation. Aiding in the effort to free Chrisman were the Rochester fire department, Sheriff Homer CARR and Roy CALVERT, acting Rochester police chief.
The car was a total loss and damage was $150 to the state-owned guard rail and $50 to a fence owned by George LACHICK.
Chrisman was married just last Sunday to Elizabeth Ann SMYTHE and was on his way to work at Mulvaney-Vogler Ford Sales, Inc., in Rochester when the accident occurred.
He was vice president of his 1970 graduating class at Mentone and had been a starting forward on the Bulldogs' basketball team as a senior.
The body was taken to the King memorial home in Mentone, where funeral arrangements are pending.
The accident was one of several in Fulton county this morning and Wednesday which were attributed at least in part to roads that were deceptively slippery because of ice, melting snow or frost.

Jerri Lynn Senff
Jerri Lynn SENFF, infant daughter of Jerry and Brenda LLOYD SENFF, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Wednesday at 9:45 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital.
The infant was born at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital and was then taken to Memorial.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Fawnda [SENFF]; two brothers, Mark and Mathew [SENFF]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin BARNETT, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert SENFF, R.R. 2, Bourbon; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. EATMAN, Kiser, Ark.; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. SENFF, Tippecanoe.
Graveside services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Mount Pleasant cemetery, northwest of Bourgon, with the Rev. Gary PENNINGTON officiating. The Foster & Good funeral home is handling the final arrangements.

Friday, February 19, 1971

Mrs. Kent
The mother of the Rev. Maurice KENT, pastor of the Rochester Church of the Nazarene, died Sunday in the home of the Rev. Kent, who is the only survivor. Services were conducted Wednesday in Bourbon.

Leroy D. Chrisman
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial home in Mentone for Leroy David CHRISMAN, 18, Mentone, who drowned Thursday when his car went out of control into a ditch near Camp Shohola on the east side of Ind. 25. The Rev. Donald ABBEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today and 4-9 p.m. on Saturday.
Born June 12, 1952, at Gary, he was the son of Hubert J. and Margaret SMITH CHRISMAN. His marriage was Feb. 14, 1971, in Warsaw, to Elizabeth Ann SMYTHE, who survives.
He had resided in the Mentone area the past three years and was an employee of the Mulvaney-Vogler Ford Sales in Rochester and a part-time employee of the Citco Service station in Mentone. He was a 1970 graduate of Mentone high school, and a member of the Mentone basketball team in his senior year.
Surviving with his wife and parents are five brothers, Robert J. [CHRISMAN], Evergreen Park, Ill.; Gerald J. [CHRISMAN], Kingman, Ariz.; Forrest E. [CHRISMAN], Ft. Hood, Texas, and Hubert [CHRISMAN] Jr., and Carl J. [CHRISMAN], both of Tippecanoe; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret A. DOLAN, of Arizona, and Miss Edna CHRISMAN, Tippecanoe.

Bertha M. Sarber
Mrs. Bertha M. SARBER, 88, Mentone, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller Merry Manor Nursing home in Warsaw after a serious illness of one year.
She was born May 20, 1881 in Mentone to John C. and Silence RABER SMITH. She had resided all her life in the Mentone area. She was married April 10, 1901 to Amacy SARBER, who died Oct. 17, 1939.
Surviving are a son Elmer SARBER, Menton; a daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Mabel) NORRIS, R.R. 1, Mentone; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Norman E. McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 20, 1971

Mrs. Gale Burris
Mrs. Gale BURRIS, Osceola, former Rochester resident, died Friday in an Osceola hospital. Among the survivors are two brothers, King and Ernest FORD, both of Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Alice WAGONER, also of Rochester.

Samuel C. Agnew
Samuel C. AGNEW, 73, Rutland, (R.R. 4, Plymouth), died at 4:20 p.m. Friday at the South Bend Memorial hospital after a three month illness.
Mr. Agnew was born June 5, 1897 at Winamac to Frank and Emma BROWN AGNEW and had lived in the Delong and Culver areas many years before becoming a Rutland resident.
In Chicago, July 23, 1947 he married Josephine SEESE, who survives.
He was the farrier for the Culber Military's Black Horse Troop for more than 25 years when he retired in 1965 and restricted his custom horse-shoeing to individuals. He was a veteran of World War I and the Mexican Border campaign. He was a former member of the Winamac Christian church and the W. A. Fleet American Legion post Number 103 at Culver.
He is survived by two sons, Charles [AGNEW] of San Diego, Cal. and Samuel [AGNEW] Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. George CHAMBERS both of Woodland, Cal.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy CULLINS, Montana, Mrs. Ethel TROUTMAN, Fla. and Mrs. Ruth SAYLOR, Las Vegas. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him.
Services will be held from Grossman's funeral home at Argos at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Arthur BISHOP officiating. Burial will be at the City cemetery in Winamac with the W. A. Fleet post conducting military rites at the graveside. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 22, 1971

Lee A. Lewis
Lee A. LEWIS, 67, 522 East Ninth street, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence.
Born May 13, 1883, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Ephraim and Emma STUDY LEWIS. His marriage was May 27, 1909, in Anderson, to Martha WASHINGTON McGRAW, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided most of his life in the Rochester area. He was a former employee of the Burton Plumbing and Heating company here.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Evabelle ENYART and Mrs. Harriet HERRELL, both of Rochester; Mrs. Ralph (Sarah Jane) YOUNG, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Louise COOK, South Bend; Mrs. DeVane (Evelyn) BALLINGER, Mishawaka; five sons, Raymond "Bid" LEWIS, Mishawaka; Jack LEWIS, Rochester; Clyde [LEWIS], of Logansport; Harvey [LEWIS], Cassadage, Fla., and Lee A LEWIS Jr., north Field, O.; thirty grandchildren; fifty-two great-grandchildren. Eight brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Vernon KNIGHT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Geneva F. Cook
Final rites were at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Miss Geneva F COOK, 64, 819 Jefferson street, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Death was unexpected. The Rev. Vernon LALLEMENT officiated and burial was in the Fulton cemetery.
Born Aug. 13, 1907, in Fulton, she was the daughter of Henry and Pearl HENDRICKSON COOK. She had resided here 25 years, moving from Fulton. She had been a telephone operator at the Rochester telephone company 22 years. Prior to that she was an operator at Fulton. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church and the Eastern Star at Rochester.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Helen) TRUE, Round Lake, Ill.; a brother, Raymond L. [COOK], LaPorte; two nieces and two nephews; four great-nieces; three great-nephews.

Bertha Bolen
Mrs. Bertha BOLEN, 60, Athens, died at 9:25 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill two months and a patient seven days.
Born Oct. 10, 1910, in Knox county, Ky., she was the daughter of Jasper and Amanda HOWARD CHAFFINS. Her marriage was in 1926, to Rand BOLEN. She had resided in Athens the past 11 years, moving from Willard, O.
Surviving are her husband, of Garrett, Ky.; six daughters, Mrs. Elsie SLONE, Pippie Pass, Ky.; Mrs. Thelma CAMMET and Mrs. Martha CAMMET, both of Thurmont, Cal.; Mrs. Grace HOWARD, Jackson, Ky.; Miss Josephine BOLEN and Mrs. Yvonne GHON, both at home; five sons, Elmer [BOLEN], of Willard, O.; Mitchell [BOLEN], Rochester; Robert [BOLEN], St. Petersburg, Fla., Delbert and Vernon [BOLEN], both of Athens; twenty-seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Rosa Lee COLDRON, Akron; two brothers, Mitchell MANNS, Akron, and Wiley BAILEY, North Judson. One daughter, a son, three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. RITTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Guy Smith
Guy SMITH, 84, Logansport, former Kewanna resident, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the home of a daughter in Oscela. He had been ill one year.
He was born Aug. 25, 1886, at Bruce lake. His first marriage was to Ethel HALL, who died in 1953. His second marriage was to Edna ZELLERS. She preceded in death in 1970. A retired Studebaker employee, he was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Dorothy GINDELBERGER, Osceola; two sons, Donald [SMITH], Cambridge, Wis., and Cloyd [SMITH], Pacific Palisades, Cal.; a step-son, Wilmer ZELLERS, Long Beach, Cal.; one brother, Milo [SMITH], Dixon, Wyo.; a sister, Mrs. Don NAFE, Ypsilanti, Mich.; nineteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. One son and one step-son preceded in desath.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Kewanna Baptist church. The Rev. Otis STONE and Harlow GUILEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Kewanna Baptist church.

Tuesday, February 23, 1971

Louise E. Hydle
Mrs. Louise Evangeline HYDLE, 61, Glendale, Cal., former Rochester resident, died Sunday at 9:40 p.m. in California.
Born Oct. 9, 1909, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Hugh B. and Evangeline BANKSON HOLMAN. Her marriage was Sept. 30, 1939, in Rochester, to Dr. L. L. HYDLE who survives. Mrs. Hydle was a teacher at the former Lincoln junior high school in Rochester, which was located across from the middle school. She was a member of the First Baptist church here and at her death, a member of the Methodist church in Glendale, Cal.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Dr. Lars H. HYDLE, Washington, D.C., and Hugh M. HYDLE, Glendale, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. George (Katrina) FOWLER, of Los Angeles; two granddaughters, Joyce and Noelle FOWLER; a brother, Hugh B. HOLMAN, Fort Wayne, and her step-mother, Mrs. Faye HOLMAN, of Rochester.
Final rites will be in the Kieffer-Eyerick funeral home at 314 East Harvard street, Glendale, Cal. Burial will be in Glendale, Cal.

Wednesday, February 24, 1971

Myrtle A. Eley
Mrs. Myrtle E. ELEY, 78, Argos, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been ill five weeks with a heart condition.
Born Aug. 15, 1892, at Grass Creek, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ellen HIZER. Her marriage was March 19, 1912, at Rochester to Elmer D. ELEY. He died June 25, 1955. She had resided in Argos 56 years, moving from Lucerne. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Maurice ELEY, of Argos, and Jack R. ELEY, Bluffton; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Wayne VanDerWEELE. Three brothers preceded in deth.
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 Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Argos United Methodist Church Building Fund or to the Marshall County Heart Fund.

Bessie Gross
Mrs. Bessie GROSS, 81, Mentone, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in the National nursing home in Warsaw. She had been seriously ill six months.
Born Jan. 12, 1890., at Rochester, she was the daughter of Holmes L. and Nancy ASHTON TIPTON. Her marriage was Marc 30, 1912, to Jacob W. GROSS. He died Nov. 6, 1953. Mrs. Gross had resided in the Mentone area most of her life and was a member of the Sycamore Church of Christ.
Surviving are one son, Carl [GROSS], in Vietnam; two daughters, Mrs. George (Elnora) CRAIG, Mentone, and Mrs. Harold (Lois) WAGNER, Union, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Celia NELSON, Logansport; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentond. Brother Thomas R. JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, February 25, 1971

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Friday, February 26, 1971

Fara DeHaven
Mrs. Fara DeHAVEN, 84, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 6 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William DaWALT, Macy. Mrs. DeHaven had been ill one year.
Born July 10, 1887, in Wabash, she was the daughter of Ambrose and Edith McCOY BUTTERBAUGH. Her marriage was Feb. 12, 1908, in Miami county, to Oliver F. DeHAVEN. He died in 1952. She had resided most of her life in the Macy area and was a member of he Ebenezer United Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Boyd (Ruth) POWELL, R.R. 2, Macy, and Mrs. William L. (May) DAWALT, R.R. 1, Macy; two sons, Ambrose [DeHAVEN], R.R. 2, Macy, and Oliver [DeHAVEN], Clayton, Ind.; twelve grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mae KIRBY, Wabash, and Mrs. Flossie DEARDORFF, both of Wabash. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Archie L. McDOWALL will officiate. Burial will be in the Paw Paw cemetery, four miles southwest of Roann. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday until the hour of service on Sunday.

Saturday, February 27, 1971

Andred B. Cochran
Andrew Benson "Ben" COCHRAN, 80, Hamlet, died Friday at 11:15 a.m. at his home after an illness of four days. He was a former resident of Rochester.
He was born Aug. 1, 1890 in Iowa to Enoch and Jane SILSBY COCHRAN. He had resided most of his life in Hamlet and Tippecanoe. He was maried June 15, 1914 in Rochester to Ina HENDERSON, who preceded in death. He was later married to Rosetta SAMUELS, who preceded in death. Mr. Cochran was a retired antique dealer.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) McCUTCHEON, Denver; Mrs. Robert (Mildred) CONLEY and Mrs. Russell (Phyllis) REED, Rochester; Mrs. Lewis (Mary) SHRIVER, Mentone, and Mrs. Joe (Doris) JAMES, Kewanna; three sons, Francis [COCHRAN], LaPorte; Ernest [COCHRAN], Rochester, and Donald [COCHRAN], Kewanna; thirty-one grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche MARKLEY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Eva COPSEY, Elkhart, and two brothers, Wilbur [COCHRAN], Plymouth, and Edgar [COCHRAN], Mentone. A daughter and two sons preceded in deth.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at 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.

Augustus Mollenhour
Augustus MOLLENHOUR, 72, R.R. 2, Akron, died at the National nursing home in Warsaw, at 2:15 a.m. today following a three month illness.
He was born Dec. 17, 1898, near Mentone, to Hiram and Nettie THOMPSON MOLLENHOUR and had lived in the area all his life. He was married Sept. 6, 1919 at Mentone to Mary E. TUCKER, who survives at the National nursing home in Mentone.
He was a retired farmer, member of the First Baptist church of Mentone, and former member of the Mentone Lions club.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. James (Velva) ROGERS, Mentone; four sisters, Mrs. Ed (Katurah) DREISBACH, Burket; Mrs. Walter (Exie) KRAGER, Butler; Mrs. Lloyd TEEL, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Lee (Ellen) HAGENS, Elkhart; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Norman E. McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.

Dollie M. Leeds
Mrs. John (Dollie Mae) LEEDS, 81, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at her home in Lake Placid, Fla. She was a longtime resident of the Rochester community. Mrs. Albert RANZ, R.R. 4, Rochester, is a sister. Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Alice Snaman
Mrs. Edward (Alice) SNAMAN, former music teacher here, died in Tucson, Ariz., Friday and burial was conducted today. The husband, a former Rochester attorney, survives.

Monday, March 1, 1971

Dollie M. Leeds
Final rites for Mrs. Dollie Mae LEEDS, 81, Lake Placid, Fla., who died at 5:30 p.m. Friday in her home of a heart attack, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Walter McADAMS will officiate and burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 o'clock tonight.
Born July 11, 1889 in Greentown, Mrs. Leeds was the daughter of Ira and Alice McQUISTON GIBSON. She had resided most of her life in Fulton county except for short residences in South Bend and Kokomo. She had lived at Lake Placid for six years. She was married Jan. 28, 1911 in Greentown to John M. LEEDS, who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Albert (Dolly) RANS, Rochester; Mrs. Earl (Virginia) BAUMGARTNER, Chicago; Mrs. David (Mary) GORDON, Detroit, and Mrs. Robert (Martha) HARROFF, Atlanta, Ga.; eleven grandchildren, including Mrs. Wilbur (Joretta) WHEADON of Rochester; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Jewell) CRAVENS, Greentown.

Hazel Robbins
Mrs. Hazel ROBBINS, 82, Goshen, died Sunday at 7:25 a.m. in her home of a heart condition. She had been in ill health for six months.
She was born Feb. 4, 1889 in Mishawaka. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. She was married to Wright A. ROBBINS June 12, 1909. He died Jan. 28, 1952.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles MURPHY, at home; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret funeral home in Goshen, where rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Paul L. GOERING officiating. Burial will be in Edwardsburg, Mich.

Dorothy M. Cann
Mrs. Lowell E. (Dorothy Mae) CANN, 71, 408 West Eighth street, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Feb. 25. She had been ill since Dec. 19, 1970.
She was born April 22, 1899 in Peru to Winfield Scott and Nettie DENISTON SOWERS and had resided most of her life in Rochester. She was married Dec. 16, 1918 to Lowell E. CANN, who survives. Mrs. Cann had been employed by the former Rochester Bridge company and for 32 years by the Rochester Telephone company. She also had done clerical work for Woodlawn hospital and assisted with the special education class at Riddle school.
Mrs. Cann was a member of the First Baptist church, where she had sung with the choir for 50 years; the Order of Eastern Star, and the Rochester Woman's club. She formerly was active with the McKinley club and the Fulton County Chorus.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary Kathleen) SCHALL, Arlington, Va.; three sisters, Miss Narcissus SOWERS, Rochester; Miss Margaret SOWERS, Hagerstown, Mc., and Mrs. Jean STOVER, Toledo, O.; and brother, William SOWERS, Rochester; a niece, Mary Jo BARNETT, North Palm Beach, Fla., and a nephew, Richard SOWERS, Fort Worth, Texas.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to a favorite charity.

Tuesday, March 2, 1971

Fred A. Smith
Fred A. SMITH, Van Wert, O., brother of Mrs. Florence CALDWELL, Akron, died unexpectedly Saturday at his residence in Van Wert. He had been ill three years.
He was a former owner and manager of the Fred A. Smith Lumber company after which he was associated with the Pike Lumber company in Akron. He was a member of the Van Wert United Methodist church, F&AM lodge, Montpelier, Ind., Scottish Rite Order, Fort Wayne.
Surviving with his sister are his mother, Mrs. Sarah J. SMITH, Akron, a brother, Roy E. SMITH, Oak Park, Ill.
Final rites were at 2 p.m. today in the Alspach funeral home in Van Wert.

Paul A Hoehne
Paul A. HOEHNE, 72, R.R. 6, Rochester, retired farmer, died at 7 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Saturday. He had been in failing health one year.
Born August 21, 1898, near Metea, he was the son of Martin and Martha SMITH HOEHNE. His marriage was Dec. 8, 1920, in Walton, to Nellie A. SKINNER, who survives. He had resided in the Rochester area since 1936, moving from Metea and the Twelve Mile area. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion, Masonic Order of Twelve Mile, and the Skinner Christian church at Twelve Mile. He was a past board chairman of the Twelve Mile bank.
Also surviving are three sons, Lowell HOEHNE, Fulton; Lee [HOEHNE], of Logansport, and Owen [HOEHNE], Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Forest R. (Harriet Ruth) ZARTMAN, Macy; ten grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Orland (Mary) KINGERY, Metea; Mrs. Walter (Lottie) HUBENTHAL, Metea, and Miss Ruth HOEHNE, Lafayette; two brothers, Ed HOEHNE, Yeoman, and George HOEHNE, Comstock, Mich. A daughter, and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Skinner Chapel cemetery at Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 3, 1971

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Thursday, March 4, 1971

Henry I. Lockridge
Henry I. LOCKRIDGE, 70, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. He had been a patient three months.
Born Oct. 27, 1900, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of John and Sarah HOLLOWAY LOCKRIDGE. His marriage was Nov. 26, 1927, in Warsaw, to Thelma McFARLAND, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Mentone and Akron community, he was employed as a millworker at Mentone and Akron. He was a member of the Akron Church of God and Modern Woodmen of America.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Merritt (Marjorie) NORDMAN, North Manchester; Mrs. Roy (Marilyn) SANER, Akron; Mrs. Rudy (Sue) PETROSKY, Akron, and Mrs. Rita LYNN, Denver; eleven grandchildren; two brothers, Everett LOCKRIDGE, Petoskey, Mich., and Emory [LOCKRIDGE], of Claypool; two sisters, Mrs. Charles DAWSON, Elkhart, and Mrs. Mike MORRISON, Bristol.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Robert L. Doke
Robert L. DOKE, brother-in-law of Mrs. Earl BAILEY and Walter SAFFORD, both of Rochester, died Tuesday night.
He is survived by his wife, the former Christine Adele SAFFORD; one daughter, Mrs. Max (Phyllis) CRIPE, Goshen; two sons, Jack and Tom [DOKE], both at home.
Final rites will be Friday at 3 p.m. in the Walley, Mills and Zimmerman funeral home in Elkhart. Friends may call at the funeral home today.

Friday, March 5, 1971

Ethel Parks
Mrs. Ethel PARKS, 84, Argos, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth. She was the aunt of Paul STEVENSON, R.R. 2, Rochester. Also surviving are nieces and nephews from the Rochester area. Final rites are pending at the Deaton funeral home in Bourbon.

Saturday, March 6, 1971

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Monday, March 8, 1971

Verna B. Fall
Mrs. Verna B. FALL, 72, Grass Creek, died Sunday at 8:01 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital after a sudden illness.
She was born Aug. 9, 1898 in Fulton county to John and Myrtle CHALK TATMAN and lived in the area all her life.
She was married Jan. 2, 1921 to Guy FALL, who survives.
She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness church in Fulton.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. James [FALL], Marion, Russell [FALL], R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; two daughters, Mrs. Carol MOSS, Logansport and Mrs. June YOUNG, Silver Springs, Md.; three brothers, Leslie [TATMAN], Lebanon, Rome [TATMAN], Richmond and Raymond [TATMAN], Royal Center; ten grandchildren.
One brother, one sister and a daughter preceded her.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna. Further arrangements are pending. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 9, 1971

Samuel A. Davidson
Samuel Allen DAVIDSON, 69, Christianna Lake, Edwardsburg, Mich., died Monday at 5 p.m. at his home after an illness of six months.
Born May 27, 1901 in rochester to Franklin and Julia HETZNER DAVIDSON, he moved to Edwardsbuerg in 1961 from South Bend. He and his wife formerly owned the Village Inn, an Edwardsburg restaurant, and most recently he worked for George Dobrich, owner of the Spanish Terrace Inn and bowling lanes at Edwardsburg.
Surviving are the wife, Lydia [DAVIDSON]; five sons, Emery [DAVIDSON], Crown Point; Eugene and Donald [DAVIDSON], both of South Bend; Harbert [DAVIDSON], Goshen, and Russell [DAVIDSON], Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Donna SHERLAND, Grovertown, and Mrs. Patricia BARTLEY, Indianapolis; twenty-three grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a brother, Robert [DAVIDSON], Crown Point.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. EST in the Paul E. Mayhew funeral home in Edwardsburg, where friends may call after noon Wednesday.

Claire Dunlap
Word has been received today of the death of Claire Douglas DUNLAP, former Rochester resident, who died Jan. 9 in Burbank, Cal. Final rites were conducted in Tallahassee Memory Gardens in Tallahassee, Fla.
Mr. Dunlap was born Dec. 13, 1908, in Rochester and was a graduate of Georgia Tech university. He was a registered engineer in Florida and Georgia.
Surviving are his wife Ellen [DUNLAP], Frazier Park, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Richard BYNUM and Mrs. Daine BROWN; one son, Douglas R. DUNLAP; his mother, Mrs. Blanche DUNLAP, and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Floy) JONES, both of Jacksonville, Fla. His grandparents will be remembered here as Mr. and Mrs. Sanford PAINTER.

Audie Damron
Mrs. Audie DAMRON, 65, R.R. 3, Rochester, died today at 3:08 a.m. at Dukes hospital, Peru, after a six-month illness.
She was born June 10, 1905 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Alex and Caroline PRATER HOWARD. She had lived here since 1942 when she moved from Prestonsburg, where March 26, 1925 she married Bert DAMRON, who survives. She had been an employee of Rochester Metal Products for the past 20 years.
She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Steve (Judes) CROUSSORE, Mrs. Richard (Beatrice) GILLILAND, Mrs. Ed (Lottie) SMOKER, Mrs. Joe (Ellen) MORROW, and Mrs. Marty (Sue) SHUEY, all of Rochester; Mrs. Harold (Annie) LEWIS, Perrysburg; Mrs. David (Dottie) MAYHEW, Warsaw; three sons, Carl and Dewey [DAMRON], of Rochester, Buril [DAMRON], Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; twenty-six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Maggie PITTS, Mrs. Savannah FRALEY and Mrs. Dollie MASILLETT, all of Prestonsburg, Ky.; Mrs. J. B. SPARKS, Pedro, O.; Mrs. Amos OWENS, Packerton, Ind.; four brothers, Sam HOWARD, Add HOWARD, Warnie HOWARD, all of Rochester and Jim [HOWARD], of Packerton, Ind. Four sons and one brother preceded her.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Henry BRADLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 10, 1971

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Thursday, March 11, 1971

Margaret E. Perkins
Mrs. Margaret E. PERKINS, 52, R.R. 3, Kewanna, was pronounced dead on arrival at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.
She was born Oct. 2, 1918, in Peru. Her first marriage was in 1936 to Frank B. WITHAM. He died in 1970. Her second marriage in 1954 to William A. PERKINS, who survives. She was an employee of the Kewanna Metal Specialties company.
Also surviving are four sons, William S. WITHAM, Lynn, Ind.; Robert L. WITHAM and James M. WITHAM, both of Star City, and Steve PERKINS, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph NOCERA, Lompoc, Cal.; and Mrs. Edward COATES, Detroit; one step-daughter, Mrs. Floyd FRIEDRICH, R.R. 1, Kewanna; one brother, Paul HOON, Macy; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Friday.

Herbert C. Bennett
Herbert C. BENNETT, 82, 510 West Fifth street, Fort Wayne, died Wednesday at 3:30 a.m. at the Allen county nursing home near Fort Wayne where he had been a patient for the past three years.
He was born March 13, 1889 in Lithopolis, Mich., to Dr. Herbert and Ella COURTWRIGHT BENNETT. Dr. Bennett was Mentone's primary physician for many years. He was married to Readah COOK, who died in 1969. A meat-cutter by trade, Mr. Bennett had lived all but the past 35 years in the Mentone-Warsaw area before moving to Fort Wayne.
He is survived by three sons, Leo [BENNETT], Silver Lake, Charles [BENNETT], Detroit, Maurice [BENNETT], Bellmont, Cal.; one daughter, Monna BENNETT, Portland, Ore.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the King memorial home Mentone, with the Rev. Donald POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, March 12, 1971

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Saturday, March 13, 1971

Mrs. Alice Snaman
Last rites were held Feb. 27 in Tucson, Ariz., for Mrs. Alice SNAMAN, 67, former Rochester resident who died in that city. She is survived by the husband, Edward [SNAMAN]; two sons, Robert and Bernard [SNAMAN], both of Tuvson; a daughter, Mrs. Dolores MACHOVEC, Texas; and two sisters, Mrs. Helen PARR and Mrs. Dolores WOTRING. Mrs. Snaman taught piano while living in this city. Her husband was an attorney here.

Laura B. Thomas
Mrs. Laura B. THOMAS, 89, a resident for many years at 1516 Wallace avenue, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Centerbury Manor nursing home after an illness of five years.
Born in Fulton county Oct. 24, 1881 to Ephriam and Margaret WELDON DAUGHERTY, she had lived in Rochester and vicinity all her life. She was married Jan. 12, 1901 in Rochester to John Wesley THOMAS, who died in 1931.
Surviving are a son, Benjamin H. [THOMAS], 1516 Wallace, and a daughter, Mrs. Effie L. PANCAKE, Melbourne, Fla.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Cleo M. Ford
Mrs. Cleo M. FORD, 72, a former Fulton resident, died Friday at 1 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor in Warsaw where she had been a patient for the past 4 1/2 years.
She was born in Fulton Feb. 23, 1899 to W.V.S. and Celia HEDGES NORRIS and lived there until she moved to Claypool in 1936. She married June 8, 1920, in Rochester to William C. FORD, who died June 27, 1955. She was a member of the United Methodist church of Claypool.
She is survived by a son, Dean [FORD], Claypool; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy RING, R.R. 1, Claypool, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, O. V. NORRIS, Phoenix; a sister, Mrs. Lola EUER, Indianapolis. Two brothers preceded her.
Services will be at the United Methodist church, Claypool, Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ralph E. BOWMAN and the Rev. Norman McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Tucker funeral home, Claypool, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 15, 1971

Jack B. Benner
Jack B. BENNER, 48, Warsaw, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday in the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Born April 15, 1922, in Warsaw, he was the son of Clair and Josephine BROWN BENNER. His marriage was June 1, 1944, to Catherine GRAY, who survives. A veteran of World War II, he was an assistant foreman at the Essex Wire corporation at Andrews.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Aden (Sandra) MOORE, Warsaw, and Mrs. David (Jaquiline) LEITER, Etna Green; two grandchildren; two brothers, Carl F. [BENNER], Pandora, Ia., and Kermet [BENNER], of Torrence, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Leroy (Bonnie) SAMPSON, Des Moines, Ia., and Mrs. Omer (Dorothy) SIPE, Pandora, Ia.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw. The Rev. Lester YOUNG will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Harry W. Carr
Harry Wilbur "Bud" CARR, 72, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital.
A retired farmer, he was born Nov. 23, 1898, in Macon County, Ill., the son of James Howard and Aliff J. HAWK CARR. His marriage was Sept. 26, 1925, to Ethel M. LINDEN. She preceded him in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert HEIDEN, Kewanna; three brothers, Tom [CARR], Kewanna, and Tim and Harvey [CARR], both of Niantic, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Nancy VINCEK, South Bend; two grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 17, 1971

Peter O. Abair
Peter O. ABAIR, 85, Argos, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the Plymouth nursing home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for the past two years.
He was born Sept. 14, 1884 in Green township, Marshall county, to Lewis and Sarah WARNER ABAIR. He lived all of his life in that area except for the past five years when he made his home with his daughter in Argos. He married in Green township July 25, 1916 to Nellie LARGE who died Nov. 22, 1958. Mr. Abair was a retired farmer and a member of the Gilead Methodist church, Argos, and a 52-year member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Velma) CORDES, Argos; a son, Harold ABAIR, Rochester; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Augusta FEAR, Argos. One sister and one brother preceded him.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday from the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Ronald HIEBNER officiating. Burial will be at the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday where the Maxinkuckee lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Orien W. Krieg
Orien W. [KRIEG], 88, R.R. 1, Denver, died at 8 a.m. today at his residence.
He was born May 27, 1882 in Miami county and married in 1902 to Olive GAERTE, who died in 1970. He had been a blacksmith in the Gilead and Roann area for many years.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Ethel) SANDERSON, Peru; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Two children preceded him.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS presiding. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery near Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, March 18, 1971

Ely James
Ely JAMES, 71, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill six months.
Born Jan. 15, 1900, at Jonesville, Va., he was the son of Robert and Mattie ELY JAMES. His marriage was Oct. 1, 1929, at South Bend, to Ruby S. SMITH, who survives. He had resided in this area since 1946 and was a member of the Jonesville Methodist church, Jonesville I.O.O.F. lodge and the Fulton County Conservation club.
Also surviving are one son, Robert L. JAMES, Mishawaka; three daughters, Mrs. Betty J. GEORGE, also of Mishawaka; Mrs. Nedra A. WESSON, West Lafayette, and Mrs. Ellen CIHAK, of Culver; one sister, Mrs. Sue ANDERSON, Buchanan, Mich., and eight grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Earl W. SHARP will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge cemetery at Buchanan. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Goldie F. Boyd
Goldie F. BOYD, 71, Peru, died at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru Thursday at 9:35 a.m. She had been ill two days.
She was born in Fulton county Jan. 30, 1900 to Joshua and Pear WERTZ SAYLORS. She was married to Lao BOYD, who died Sept. 22, 1969.
Surviving are a brother, Forest "Bus" SAYLORS, R.R. 2, Kewanna; four niece, and a nephew.
She was a member of the Galveston United Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge and the Eastern Star all of Rochester.
Last rites will be at the Laird and Sons funeral home in Amboy at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Kenneth PICKERING officiating. Burial will be in the Park Lawn cemetery near Amboy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 20, 1971

Olga Clark
Mrs. Edna CAREY, 920 Wabash avenue, has been advised of the death of Miss Olga CLARK of Warsaw, owner and proprietor of Clark's Dress and Hat Shop in Warsaw for many years. Funeral services were today.

Monday, March 22, 1971

Morris M. Watts
Morris M. WATTS, of R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today-the day after his 36th birthdate-in a one-car crash on U.S. 31 bypass three miles north of Plymouth.
The 1968 Ford sedan Watts was driving south crashed into a bridge abutment, bounced onto a guard rail and burst into flames when the gasoline tank was punctured.
Watts was thrown from the car onto the bridge and died of burns over his entire body. He also suffered a crushed left leg.
Officers said the transmission of the car was found at one end of the bridge and the front bumper was found at the other end. Most of the wreckage was in the middle of the bridge. Fire shrouded the entire north end of the bridge until Plymouth firemen extinguished the flames.
Watts was a heavy equipment operator for McMahan Contruction company of Plymouth.
He was born in Logansport March 21, 1935 to George W. and Lena BOCHER WATTS. He was married Nov. 2, 1958 to Carol Sue KORRECKT, who survives. He was a member of the Logansport Church of God and the Rochester Eagles and Moose lodges. He served six years in the Logansport National Guard.
Surviving are the wife; the mother, of R.R. 6, Logansport; two sons at home, Timmy and Jimmy [WATTS]; six brothers, Joseph [WATTS], of South Bend, John and George [WATTS], both of Burnettesville, Virgil, Wayne and Roy [WATTS], all of R.R. 6, Logansport, and three sisters, Mrs. Marjorie COLLINS, R.R. 6, Logansport; Mrs. Pearl BAKER, Ludow Falls, O., and Mrs. Nellie LATTA, of Kewanna. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison funeral home at Royal Center and burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Howard W. Nicholson
Howard W. NICHOLSON, 47, 740 Pontiac street, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday in the Parkview hospital at Fort Wayne.
Born Jan. 16, 1924, in Ottawa, Ill., he was the son of Ralph and Pearl WILSNAN NICHOLSON. His marriage was in 1949, to Martha Roberta "Bobbie" DORAN, who survives. He was a resident of Rochester six years. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was formerly associated with his father in the Nicholson Motorcycle shop in Kokomo. He had been an employee of the Kokomo Glass shop in Kokomo. He was a lifetime member of the American Motorcucle association.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kitti [NICHOLSON], at home, and Mrs. Kenneth (Judy) ROE, of Rochester; one son, William [NICHOLSON], at home; his father, of Nyona Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Marguerite MATHIAS, Abilene, Texas; and Mrs. James (Irene) ERSKINE, Bowling Green, Ky.
Final rites wil be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Ellers funeral home in Kokomo. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the New London cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today and Tuesday morning. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Building Fund or to the Cancer Fund.

Florence Brown
Mrs. Florence BROWN, 84, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill two years and serious two days.
Born March 3, 1887, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Samuel and Rebecca SAGER RICKLE. Her marriage was Oct. 23, 1907, in Miami county, to Arthur BROWN, who survives. She had resided most of her life in the Macy and Akron communities.
Also surviving are two sons, Marvin [BROWN], Albuquerque, N.M., and Raymond [BROWN], of Athens; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Rex Sims
Rex SIMS, 80, R.R. 1, Roann, died unexpectedly at 1 a.m. Sunday at his residence. He was the father of James Rex SIMS, of Rochester.
Born Sept. 27, 1891, in Greene county, he was the son of Dr. J. A. and Alice RIFE SIMS. His marriage was in 1911, in Terre Haute, to Clara BRYANT, who survives. Mr. Sims had taught school 43 years and had owned a resort at Lukens lake.
Also surviving with his wife and son are two daughters, Mrs. Michael CRICHTON, London, England, and Mrs. Robert NAUGLE, Wabash, and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann. Mr. L. A. CARPENTER will officiate. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Marjory E. Whidden
Mrs. Marjory E. WHIDDEN, Silver Lake, died at 3 p.m. Friday in the Wabash County hospital. She was owner of an antique and sportings goods store at Silver Lake.
Born Oct. 28, 1900, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Grant and Miltilda LONG. Her marriage was June 6, 1925, in Cincinnati, to Robert WHIDDEN. He died in 1956. Mrs. Whidden was a charter member of the Fulton County Historical Society.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Eddingfield funeral home in Wabash. Burial will be in the Wabash cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 23, 1971

Ruth Hanes
Word has been received by Mrs. Ann ONSTOTT of Rochester of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth ONSTOTT . Mrs. Hanes died at her home in Carlsbad, Cal., where she had resided many years. She had maintained her membership in the Manitou chapter of the DAR.

Fred A. Metzger
Final rites were Friday in Aurora, Ill, for Fred A. METZGER, 81, former Rochester resident who died Wednesday following a heart attack. Burial was in Aurora. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, five sons and several grandchildren.

Marshall R. Goodman
Marshall R. "Penner" GOODMAN, 61, Mentone, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been ill six months.
He was born Jan. 9, 1910 in Mentone to Roy and Dora EAGLEBARGER GOODMAN and had resided all his life in the Mentone area. He was married to Lois LEMLER in Bourbon Oct. 15, 1933. He was employed at the Manwaring Leghorn Farms at Mentone. He was a member of the Apostolic Gospel Tabernacle in Warsaw.
Surviving are the wife; the mother, Mrs. Dora WHETSTONE, Mentone; three daughters, Mrs. Quenton (Romona) LANTZ, Mrs. Doyle (Elaine) MUNSON and Mrs. Richard (Marcia) McGLYNN, all of Warsaw; a brother, Vinson [GOODMAN], Mentne, and five grandchildren. A brother and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Apostolic Gospel Tabernacle wih the Rev. John REID officiating. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call at the King memorial home in Mentone from 7 p.m. Tuesday until noon Thursday and at the church for one hour before the services.

Wednesday, March 24, 1971

Maurice Newman
Maurice NEWMAN, 64, 1106 Franklin street, died at 8:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Tuesday at 10:30 p.m.
Born Aug. 2, 1906, at Bruce lake, he was the son of George and Ethel COOK NEWMAN. His marriage was Aug. 28, 1926, in Crown Point to Mildred CLAY, who survives. He had resided the majority of his life in this community and was an employee of the State Highway department.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Marjorie) RHODES, R.R. 1, Rochester; his mother, Mrs. Ethel NEWMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester; three granddaughters, Mrs. Richard WAGONER, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Gary HEISHMAN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Miss Annette RHODES, R.R. 1, Rochester; one great-grandson; three brothers, Donald, Oren and Ernest [NEWMAN], all of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday 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. Thursday.

Thursday, March 25, 1971

Eva P. Bryant
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning for Mrs. Eva P. BRYANT, 86, a former Rochester resident who died at 7 p.m. Monday in Healthwin hospital at South Bend. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. She was married in November, 1901, in Rochester to Harvey L. BRYANT, who died in 1930. Surviving are a son, DeVon [BRYANT], of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Earl LANGWELL, of South Bend; two grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Paul H. Callaway
Word has been received of the death last Thursday of Paul H. CALLAWAY, 79, South Bend, an uncle of Mrs. Norma MORRIS of Rochester. Mr. Callaway died last Thursday in the Veteran's hospital at Fort Wayne after an extended illness.

Jasper A. Baer
Jasper A. BAER, 62, former resident of Tippecanoe, died at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday in the emergency room at South Bend Memorial hospital after suffering a heart seizure. He resided in South Bend.
He was born Oct. 2, 1908 in Tippecanoe to Vernon and Laura HUFFMAN BAER and moved to South Bend 25 years ago. He was first married to Gertrude STAINTON, who died in 1966. On Aug. 29, 1970, he was married to Frances WARD of South Bend, who survives. Mr. Baer was a machinist at the Triple A Tool and Die Company in Roseland.
Surviving are the wife; the mother, Mrs. Vernon BAER, Tippecanoe; three step-children, Melvin E. WARD Jr., Indianapolis; Joseph S. [WARD], South Bend, and Miss Nona Ann WARD, Indianapolis; three granchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Hodge (Ruth) McNEELE, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Russell (Geneva) SHIVELY, Cave City, Ky.; Mrs. Richard (Carol) MARKLEY, Rochester; Mrs. Virgil (Mildred) MARTIN, Argos, and Mrs. Lynn (Donnabell) HOLSTEIN, Lydick, Ind.; two brothers, Donald [BAER], of Mishawaka, and Richard [BAER], of Tippecanoe.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery southeast of Argos. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 26, 1971

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Saturday, March 27, 1971

Anna M. Murphy
Services for Mrs. Anna Marie MURPHY, 64, Huntington, will be Monday at Rainbow chapel, Whittier, Cal. Burial will be in the Rosehill cemetery, Whittier.
Mrs. Murphy died Thursday at 4 a.m. in Whittier hospital after becoming ill while visiting her daughter.
She was born June 3, 1906 in Rochester to Herman and Grace SPAID MILLER. In 1928 she married Richard MURPHY who survives.
Also surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Frank (Marsha) HUGHES, La Punte, Cal.; a grandson; a great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Clifford (Kathryn) MURPHY, Rochester; several aunts and cousins in the Rochester area. A son, Richard [MURPHY], preceded her.

Monday, March 29, 1971

Howard F. Conner
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home at Peru for Howard F. CONNER, 55, R.R. 3, Peru, well-known stock buyer who was dead on arrival at Dukes hospital in Peru at 7:05 a.m. Saturday. Mr. Conner had been ill 2 1/2 months.
The Rev. Don RICHEY will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A lifelong resident of Richland township in Miami county, Mr. Conner was born Sept. 18, 1915 to Floyd M. and Mary Spatta BROWER CONNER. He was married in 1949 to Jeanette HERRELL, who survives. He was a member of the Mexico Brethren church and he Peru Elks and Moose lodges. He was a World War II veteran of the Army.
Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. Mary CONNER, Peru; two step-sons, John HERRELL, Orlando, Fla., and Jerry HERRELL, Peru, and a brother, William T. CONNER, Muncie.

Dr. Cloyn R. Herd
Services were conducted today at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru for Dr. Cloyn R. HERD, 70, Peru physician and surgeon, who died Saturday after a long illness. He was a brother of the late Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) HOOPER, Lake Manitou. Dr. and Mrs. Herd spent several summers at Lake Manitou.
Dr. Herd had lived at Peru since 1913. He was chief surgeon at the Wabash Railroad Employees hospital for a number of years.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Kathryn HERD; two grandchildren, and a brother, Dr. Richard HERD of Indianapolis.

Claudia E. Rouch
Claudia Eleanor ROUCH, 89, Fulton, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill four months.
Born March 14, 1882, in Georgetown, Ill., she was the daughter of Joseph and Catherine GLICK GOODNER. Her marriage was March 25, 1915, in Fulton county, to Omer L. ROUCH. He preceded in death in 1959. A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church, the Ladies Circle and the Liberty Neighbors' club.
Surviving are nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Noble GOODNER, Fulton.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery in Liberty township. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lee Ashby
Lee ASHBY, 77, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the Caylor-Nickel clinic at Bluffton, where he was admitted Jan. 17. In ill health for four years, he had been seriously ill since October of 1970.
Mr. Ashby was born June 13, 1893 in Fulton county to Joseph C. and Lucretia DOOLITTLE ASHBY and had resided all his life in the Fulton and Royal Center areas. His first marriage was Jan. 27, 1915 to Gladys FELTIS, who died Sept. 25, 1952. He was married June 13, 1953 to Neva M. BECK, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, William E. [ASHBY], Logansport, and Robert Lee [ASHBY], Danville; a daughter, Mrs. Burman (Marjorie) GRAHAM, Indianapolis; a step-son, Clive BECK, Camden; three step-daughters, Mrs. Jeanne GARDNER, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Phyllis SIMPSON, Young America, and Mrs. Jane BELL, Walton; a sister, Mrs. Pearl NICKEL, Lafayette; eleven grandchildren; twelve step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nine step-great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Raleigh WALKER officiating. Burial will be in the Cline cemetery at Royal Center. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lillie M. Steininger
Mrs. Lillie May STEININGER, 93, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sturgis Memorial hospital in Sturgis, Mich. She had been ill eight months. Born Nov. 2, 1877, in Whitley county, she was the daughter of Festus and Mary JOHNSON CRABILL. Her marriage was Jan. 1, 1899, in Fulton county, to Milo I. STEININGER, who preceded her in death in March, 1960. A lifetime resident of this area, she was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church and the Women's Missionary Society of the church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. George (Iva) MORLOCK, R.R. 3, Plymouth; Mrs. Marion (Orpha) WOODCOX, South Bend; Mrs. Ole (Faye) MORK, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Dwight (Zona) STEININGER, R.R. 4, Rochester; one son, the Rev. Leonard D. STEININGER, Sturgis, Mich.; thirteen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Delno CRABILL, Marion. One daughter, a sister ad five brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Whippoorwill Community church. The Revs. Ronald HIEBNER and Paul STEEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Ruth Davisson
Graveside rites were at 11:30 a.m. today in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Mrs. Ruth DAVISSON, 76, former Rochester resident who died Saturday at 6 p.m. in Logansport. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiated. The Zimmerman funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Born April 5, 1894, in Huntington, she was the daughter of John A. and Grace MURRAY McCARTY.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Garry (Zanna) DANIELS, Rochester; one grandson, Daniel B. DANIELS, Indiana university; three granddaughters, Mrs. James (Diane) SUTHERLAND, San Francisco; Debsie DANIELS, Butler university, and Denise DANIELS, of Rochester; one brother, Murray McCARTY, Rochester, and two nephews, Ward and John McCARTY.

Tuesday, March 30, 1971

Clara Baker
Mrs. Clara BAKER, 64, R.R. 1, Mentone, was pronounced dead on arrival at South Bend Memorial hospital at 8:50 p.m. Monday.
Born March 29, 1907, at Mentone, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma FALER KING. Her marriage was Sept. 2, 1927, to Joseph BAKER. He died Aug. 23, 1968. A lifetime resident of the Mentone area, she attended the Tippecanoe Congregational church and operated the Baker's Jewelry and Appliance store there.
Surviving are two sons, Don [BAKER], of Tippecanoe, and Wayne [BAKER], Mentone; one daughter, Mrs. William (Linda) GOTHAN, of Tippecanoe, and eight grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Tippecanoe Congregational church. The Rev. Thomas BUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery near Warsaw. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone from 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon on Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Wednesday, March 31, 1971

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Thursday, April 1, 1971

Purl Jentis
Final rites were at 1:30 p.m. today in Bluffton for Purl JENTIS, 87, who died Tuesday in Bluffton. He was the husband of the late Amanda GOTTSCHALK, former Rochester resident.

Kenneth W. Thompson
Kenneth W. THOMPSON, 74, R.R. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly this morning in Sarasota, Fla. He was the father of Gene THOMPSON and Mrs. George KROM, both of Rochester. Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, April 3, 1971

Pearl L. Craig
Mrs. Pearl L. CRAIG, 84, 214 West Fifth street, died at 7:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient one day and ill five years.
Born Sept. 8, 1886, at Chili, she was the daughter of George and Melinda WHISTLER OPPLE. Her marriage was July 22, 1910, in Peru, to Wilbur CRAIG, who survives. She was a lifetime resident of Miami and Fulton counties and a member of the Brethren church at Roann.
Also surviving are four daughters, mrs. Merrill (Mildred) WAGONER, Mrs. Russell (Mable) WAGONER, Mrs. Albert (Esther) BOWEN and Mrs. Dale (Vernice) RHODES, all of Rochester; two sons, Lloyd and Raymond [CRAIG], both of Rochester, twenty-one grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren. One son, Devon [CRAIG], a granddaughter, one brother and four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:45 p.m. Sunday 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. Saturday.

Edith H. Troutman
Edith H. TROUTMAN, a former Kewanna resident, died Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at the King's Daughter hospital in Madison, Ind. She had lived with her daughter in Madison for the past six years.
She was born March 14, 1890 in Fulton county to Jerome and Cora MYERS HARRIS. She married to Roy V. TROUTMAN who died in 1946. She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Donna WILSON, Madison; a son, Enith A. [TROUTMAN], South Bend; five sisters, Mrs. Tura MASON, South Bend, Mrs. Velma LEASE, Kewanna, Mrs. Betty STANLEY, Brenerton, Wash., Mrs. Amy ACKRE, Pickenyville, Ill., Mrs. Addie CHAMBERS, Idaho; three brothers, Elmer HARRIS, Kewanna, Art HARRIS, South Bend, George HARRIS, Indianapolis; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, at the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Kenneth W. Thompson
Kenneth W. THOMPSON, 74, R.R. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 9 a.m. Thursday at his winter home in Sarasota, Fla.
He was born Oct. 7, 1896 in Richland Center to Joseph E. and Mary E. OSBORN THOMPSON and had lived his entire life in Fulton county except for the winters of the past 19 years when he resided in Florida.
He married Jan. 1, 1917 to Rhea L. FULTZ who survives.
He was a retired farmer and member of the First Baptist church of Rochester, in which he was very active and served as a trustee during its building.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George (Josephine) KROM II, Rochester; a son Gene THOMPSON, Rochester; seven grandchildren, George KROM III, Michael THOMPSON and Barbara KROM, all of Rochester, Mrs. Jane WOOD, Indianapolis, Mrs.J. W. (Martha) HEFLING, Alexandria, Va., Lt. David THOMPSON, Oklahoma; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leo [THOMPSON], Rochester, and Kyle [THOMPSON], Chattsworth, Cal.; two sisters Mrs. Stanley PROUTY, Eaugali, Fla. and Mrs. Olive BLANKEN, North hollywood, Cal. A brother Robert Bryce [THOMPSON], preceded him.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Baptist memorial fund.

Saturday, April 3, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, April 5, 1971

Kenneth W. Thompson
Among the survivors of Kenneth W. THOMPSON, 74, R.R. 1, Rochester, not previously listed is a granddaughter, Mrs. Richard (Kaleen) KEHOE, of Plymouth. Mr. Thompson died unexpectedly Thursday in his winter home in Sarasota, Fla.

A. Garfield Mills
A Garfield MILLS, 46, died at his home at R.R. 1, Kewanna, Sunday. The sheriff's office said that Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county foroner, said that Mr. Mills died of a self-inflicted .410 shotgun wound in the chest. Officers said that Mr. Mills apparently died betwen 7:30- and 9:15 p.m.
The body was discovered by Mr. Mills' daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Ann) BEEHLER, who notified the sheriff. State Trooper William WAGONER assisted in the investigation.
He was born May 24, 1924, in White county, the son of Eli and Rosella WESTERHOUSE [BEEHLER]. His marriage was June 4, 1946, in Corinth, Miss., to Ruth ALLEN, who survives. Mr. Mills had resided in the Kewanna area since 1948, moving from Tennessee. He had owned and operated the Cozy Corner Cafe in Fulton and was also an employee of the Sealed Power corporation here. He was a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Ann) BEEHLER, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Jan MILLS, at home; two grandchildren; three brothers, Spencer [MILLS], R.R. 4, Rochester, Sgt Audley MILLS, in Vietnam, and Howard MILLS, of Marietta, Ga.; four sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Lydia) JAMES, Logansport; Mrs. Floyd (Jennie) KOENIG, Macy; Mrs. Ray (Mable) ALLEN, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Ruby WILLIAMS, Twas City, Mich.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Russell H. Smith
Russell H. SMITH, 84, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the National nursing home here. He had been in failing health for two years.
He was born Nov. 15, 1886 near Macy in Miami county to John and Rebecca CYPHERD SMITH. He had resided most of his life in the Macy community. He was married Feb. 2, 1923 in Mexico to Esther DONALDSON. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mexico Brethren church, Lincoln Masonic Lodge 523 at Macy and Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne.
Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Miss Maxine SMITH, at home; Mrs. John M. (Marian) MILLER, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Covert (Romayne) WENTZEL, R.R. 1, Kewanna; two sons, Phillip E. SMITH, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Robert F. SMITH, Rochester, and thirteen grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. Floyd SEIBERT and Chester WALTHER officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 6, 1971

[no obits]

Wednesday, April 7, 1971

Alta Viola Chamberlain
Mrs. Alta Viola CHAMBERLAIN, 80, 1231 Franklin street, died at 2:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had resided with her niece, Mrs. Evelyn FOSTER. She had been ill three months and a patient six weeks.
Born Feb. 19, 1891, in Tiosa, she was the daughter of Daniel and Hannah EMMONS METZGER. A lifetime resident of the area she was married Sept. 28, 1911, in Rochester to Jack CHAMBERLAIN. He preceded her in death Feb. 6, 1951. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving with the niece are two sons, Jerry [CHAMBERLAIN], of Middletown, O. and Robert [CHAMBERLAIN], of Battle Creek, Mich.; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Bea) BONTRAGER, Bristol; one brother, Forrest METZGER, Bruce Lake, and nieces and nephews. Two sons, three sisters, and five brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 8, 1971

Frank J. Graham
Frank J. GRAHAM, 74, 114 West 12th street, died unexpectedly at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
A retired schoolteacher and lifetime resident of Fulton county, Mr. Graham had taught in the Rochester school system 35 years. He was a graduate of North Manchester college and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and had served as treasurer of the church many years. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Fulton; Scottish Rite, South Bend; Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine, and Manitou Shrine club. He was a 33rd Degree Mason and a member of Rochester Eastern Star 70.
Born Dec. 1, 1896, at Fulton, he was the son of James Perry and Minnie E. THRUSH GRAHAM. His marriage was Dec. 24, 1921, in Fulton, to Effie L. BURTON, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. Frank (Virginia) PIERCE, Urbandale, Ia., and Mrs. Willis E. (Phyllis) NICKELL, Clarksville; two brothers, Fred [GRAHAM], of Akron, and Elmer [GRAHAM], Washington, D.C.; one sister, Mrs. Clell (Blanche) SHUPPERT, Grand Rapids, Mich., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grace United Methodist church. The Rev. Laurence L. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services. The Fulton Masonic lodge will have memorial services Friday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund or to the Grace United Methodist Memorial Fund.

Friday, April 9, 1971

Frank J. Graham
Among the survivors of Frank J. GRAHAM, 74, 114 West 12th street, not previously listed are four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Graham died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

John Philip Chaney
John Philip CHANEY, 9, son of John and Carol ASHLEY CHANEY, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday after he was struck by a car at the intersection of Bessmore Park road (County Road 400 East) and Manitou Park road (County Road 75 South) on the east side of Lake Manitou.
The sheriff's office said the driver of the car, Mrs. Carolyn L. LANGLEY, 29, R.R. 2, Rochester, was admitted to Woodlawn hospital for treatment of shock. Hospital spokesmen declined to comment upon her condition.
The accident site is beyond the southeast corner of the Elks club golf course. Officers said the boy was riding his bicycle east on Manitou Park road and the car was going south on Bessmore Park road.
The Langley car swerved off the east side of the road in a futile attempt to avoid the collision. The boy hit the windshield and suffered fractures of the pelvis, both legs and skull.
He was born Nov. 24, 1961 in Rochester and had lived in the community all his life. He was a third grade pupil at Columbia school and a member of Cub Scout Pack 3485, Den 3. He also attended the Methodist church, where he was a member of the Church Choir.
He is survived by his parents, two sisters, Elizabeth Ann and Barbara Sue [CHANEY], both at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hazel CHANEY; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert ASHLEY, Brookville, Ind., and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ozella COOPER, Burney, Ind.
Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be given to the Boy Scouts of America, the Manitou Training Center or charity of one's choice.

Saturday, April 10, 1971

Mrs. Harold Moore
Mrs. Carrie MOORE has received word from her son, Harold MOORE, of Miami, Fla., that his wife died April 9.

Ella C. Price
Ella C. PRICE, 86, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday at her home after an illness of seven years.
She was born May 17, 1884 in Garrett to Thomas and Esther TRAUBE HIGGINS. She had lived in Argos since May of 1943, moving there from South Bend. She was married near Buchanan, Mich., March 4, 1908 to Alfred W. PRICE, who survives. She was a 60-year member of the First Seventh Day Adventist church in South Bend and a charter member of the Hi Neighbor club in Argos.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Bertha BEAGLES, R.R. 2, Argos, and Miss Arzerna PRICE, at home; a son, Robert [PRICE], at home; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sistrs, Mrs. Mae HOUGHTON, Billings, Mont.; Mrs. Arzerna PAXTON, Winamac; Mrs. Ethel MOORE, Dubuque, Ia., and Mrs. Hazel HIGGINS, Akron, and Forrest HIGGINS, Silver Lake. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Elder John HERR officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, April 12, 1971

Samuel V. Ware
Samuel Valentine WARE, 65, Mentone, died Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital.
He was born Feb. 14, 1906 in Kewanna to Thomas and Ellen GREER WARE. He was married to Yvonne M. O'DELL on May 17, 1930 in Belvedere, Ill. He was employed by the Bendix corporation in South Bend. He was a member of the Brethren church of Grass Creek and the Warsaw Eagles lodge.
Surviving are the wife; five daughters, Mrs. Howard (Joyce) SWINEHART, Warsaw; Mrs. Nancy OWENS, Etna Green; Mrs. Charles (Dawn) WALTON, Mrs. Eldon (Sharon) SENFF and Mrs. Jerry (Sharlene) ROSS, all of Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Edith DANIELS, Tucson, Ariz.; twenty-nine grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. The parents and four sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the King memorial home in Mentone with T. R. JONES officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 13, 1971

Herman Murphy
Herman MURPHY, 79, Indianapolis, a former Rochester farm implement dealer, died in Indianapolis Veteran's hospital at 2 p.m. Monday.
Born to Lewis and Kizzie BRITTON MURPHY in Hemlock, Ind., Sept. 16, 1891, he was an Army veteran of World War I.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Mary Etta MURPHY, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. John ETHERINGTON, Peru, and Mrs. Mary ROBERTS, Kokomo; and two brothers, Pete [MURPHY], of Galveston, and Clarence [MURPHY], of Los Angeles.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Center church near Kokomo and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Eikenberry funeral home at Peru.

Lester R. DeYoung
Lester Roy DeYOUNG, 53, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 6 a.m. Sunday in the Veterans' Research hospital in Chicago. He had been ill one year.
Born Aug. 25, 1917, in Chicago, he was the son of Christ and Martha RUTZ DeYOUNG. His marriage was Sept. 14, 1940, to Jeanette KURDTS, who survives. Mr. DeYoung had resided in the Argos area one month, moving from Chicago. He was a carpenter by trade and a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are one son, Wayne [DeYOUNG], at home; a daughter, Denita [DeYOUNG], also at home; three brothers, Walter and Roland [DeYOUNG], both of Chicago, and Arthur [DeYOUNG], Bakersfield, Cal.; two sisters, Bernice [DeYOUNG], of Florida, and Viola [DeYOUNG), of California.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Clifford L. Sult
Clifford L. SULT, 66, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the National nursing home. He had been ill two years and serious several months.
Born June 27, 1904, in Fulton county he was the son of David and Ella ZECHIEL SULT. His marriage was in 1965, to Wilma SULT. She preceded him in death in 1965. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church and a former employee of the Sealed Power corporation.
Surviving are one son, William R. [SULT], R.R. 6, Rochester; three grandchildren; one brother, Harry [SULT], Leiters Ford; one sister, Mrs. Raymond (Ollie) FRY, South Bend; several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ronald HIEBNER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 14, 1971

Mae T. Fingerle
Mrs. Mae T. FINGERLE, 80, 163 North Pontiac street, died at 11:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Charles E. Pyle
Charles E. PYLE, owner of The Racket men's clothing store and a Rochester merchant for over a half-century, died this morning at 12:05 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since March 22. Mr. Pyle had been in ill health since September, 1969.
He was 79 years of age.
Mr. Pyle's association with The Racket, which is one of the city's oldest business houses, began 56 years ago and he remained active in its operation until his final illness. His residence is at 216 East 11th street.
Mr. Pyle was a former member of the City Council, was a charter member and past president of the Kiwanis club, a founder and past director of the Chamber of Commerce and a charter member of the former Rochester country club, now the Elks lodge.
He also was a 50-year member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, belonged to the First Baptist church and attended Purdue university, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta social fraternity.
Born Feb. 5, 1892, at Akron, he was the son of John and Mary NEWHOUSE PYLE. His marriage was Oct. 8, 1913, in this city to Margaret K. PLANK, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hugh (Mary) MOORE and Mrs. H. C. (Margaret) HERKLESS, both of Rochester; three grandchildren, Mrs. Dale (Julia) SCHROEDER, Charles Steven HERKLESS and Barbara MOORE, all of Rochester, and two great-grandchildren, Billy and John SCHROEDER. Preceding in death were a brother, Frank [PYLE], and one granddaughter.
Last rites will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.
[NOTE: See Wendell C. & John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK, RACKET, The.]

Thursday, April 15, 1971

Mae T. Fingerle
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & good funeral home for Mrs. Mae T. FINGERLE, 80, 163 North Pontiac street, who died Wednesday morning in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Aug. 13, 1888, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of William and Harriet FALLIS SWANGO. Her marriage was in 1943, to Henry FINGERLE. He preceded her in death in 1967. Mrs. Fingerle was a lifetime resident of this area and had been ill several years.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Emma HIGGINS, Rochester; a brother, Frank SWANGO, also of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Estelle A. Cooper
Mrs. Estelle A. COOPER, 86, died at 6 a.m. today at the R-N nursing home in Teegarden, Ind., where she was admitted in February, 1966. She had lived in Rochester most of her life.
She was born May 19, 1884 in the Mount Zion community to Timothy and Rhoda NUMBERS HENDERSON. She was married Sept. 23, 1905 in Rochester to Louis H. COOPER, who died March 17, 1950.
Surviving is a son, Harold [COOPER], address unknown.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after noon Friday.

Friday, April 16, 1971 to Saturday, April 17, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, April 19, 1971

Woodlawn Henricks
Final rites were conductd Wednesday in Redlands, Cal., for Woodlawn "Bud" HENRICKS, 51, former Kewanna resident, who died April 11 following a long illness. He was the son of Frank and Ollie HANSLEY HENRICKS. Among the survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Naomi) BROCKEY, Rochester, and Mrs. Francis (Mary) HUDKINS, Kewanna; a brother Carl [HENRICKS], and his step-mother, Kathryn HENRICKS, both of Rochester.

Mae T. Fingerle
Elbert E. FINGERLE of Wabash, attended the funeral of Mrs. Mae T. FINGERLE, his step-mother, here Saturday morning. A lifetime resident of this area, Mrs. Fingerle died Wednesday morning.

Melvin D. Ward
Melvin D. WARD, 61, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born May 28, 1909, in tippecanoe, he was the son of Clyde L. and Cora FLORY WARD. His marriage was Dec. 12, 1932, in Fort Wayne, to Zora EAST, who survives. A lifetime farmer he was a member of the Argos United Methodist church. He had resided most of his life in the Tippecanoe area, with the exception of 12 years spent in Claypool. He was a member of Illiam Lodge 175 of the I.O.O.F.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jan (Martha) METHENY, Madison, and Mrs. James (Marilyn) KORTHAL, Fort Wayne; two sons, Carl WARD, Buchanan, Mich., and Dr. C. Eugene WARD, Argos; eleven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel SNYDER, Warsaw; Mrs. Edith KING, Bremen; Mrs. Ruth BOWLES, Eagle River, Wis., and Mrs. Jeanette GRIFFIN, Tucson, Ariz.; three brothers, Don L. WARD, South Bend; Ralph WARD, Mayfield, Mich., and Edward WARD, of Tippecanoe.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct graveside memorial services.

Arley C. Jones
Arley C. JONES, 86, died at his home at 11:15 p.m. Sunday following an illness of one year. He had resided most of his life in the Argos area.
Born Oct.29, 1884 near Argos, he was the son of Clinton and Margaret ZINK JONES. He was married Dec. 23, 1909 in Argos to Ila E. IRWIN, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Gabriel (Roseellen) MORRELL and Mrs. Harry (Ruth) ADAMS, both of Argos; a son, Ancil [JONES], of Mooresville; seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. A son, Clair [JONES], died in 1953; two brothers and two sisters also preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday 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 after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Suzanne Herd
Suzanne HERD, 24, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at her residence Saturday at 1:45 p.m. or 2 p.m. of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the sheriff's department.
Mrs. Herd was found dead in her backyard about 3:30 p.m. by her brother-in-law who called the sheriff's department.
The sheriff's office said that a .22 caliber pistol was used in the shooting and that the victim had written a note. Earl McCULLOUGH, Indiana State Trooper, and Deputy County Coroner, Dr. Richard WALTON, assisted in the investigation.
Mrs. Herd was born Feb. 25, 1947 in Logansport to Bernard and Patricia ENGLE STEPHENS, who survive at R.R. 2, Logansport. She was married Sept. 4, 1965 to John J. HERD, who survives.
She was a member of the St. Lukes Lutheran church, Logansport, of the Homemakers' club, Fulton county, and of Rainbow, Flora. She attended Carroll high school.
She is survived by a son, Ronald [HERD] and twin daughters, Kristie and Kathie, six, all at home; a sister, Phyllis Jean [STEPHENS], R.R. 2, Logansport; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy STEPHENS, R.R. 2, Logansport; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph ENGLE, Logansport; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home in Logansport at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Toby RENLEMAN officiating. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles R. Barkman
Charles Raymer BARKMAN, 83, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill one year.
Born Oct. 29, 1887, in Newcastle township, he was the son of Alonzo and Mary Ann ZOLMAN BARKMAN. He had resided in this area most of his life. His first marriage was in Decemer, 1915, to Esther MEHLING. She died in 1953. His second marriage was in 1954 to Bessie BEEHLER, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Theodore (Merriem) ALEXANDER, Mishawaka; Mrs. Marion (Esther) BUCK, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) BUCK, Gas City; two grandchildren; one step-grandson; one brother, Boyd BARKMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester; three sisters, Miss Iva BARKMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Fred (Marjorie) GROSS, Elkhart; Mrs. Carl (Gertrude) Van LUE, Mishawaka. A daughter, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ronald HIBNER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Richland Center. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 20, 1971

Leo Rue Oliver
Leo Rue OLIVER, 77, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. Monday at his residence.
Born Nov. 16, 1893, in Rochester, he was he son of John and Della PENCE OLIVER. His marriage was Dec. 17, 1938, in Rochester, to Melva A. LOWE. A retired farmer, he was a lifetime resident of this area. He was a member of the First Baptist chuch, five-year member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, and a member of the Royal Arch Masons of Rochester.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Ruth) LESLIE, South Bend; Mrs. Patricia DARNELL, Ball State university; Mrs. Donald (Maxine) COWLES, and Debra Jean OLIVER, both of Rochester; four sons, Junior Rue OLIVER, Robert John, Harry James and Walter Edward [OLIVER], all of Rochesrter; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) LOVE, South Bend, and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday 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 after 4 p.m. today where the Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m.

Dalton W. Riggs
Dalton W. RIGGS, 89, died April 14 in Alva, Okla., where he had resided the past 10 years. He was the father of the late Rex RIGGS of Rochester. Burial was in Oklahoma Saturday morning.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Mrs. Winfield (Gwen) STRATTON, Brewer, Me.; Cary RIGGS, Springfield, Mass., and Miss Mary Ann RIGGS of Rochestr, a senior at Indiana university.

Wednesday, April 21, 1971

Paul Miller
Paul MILLER, 46, Mesa, Arizona, former Rochester resident, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday of a heart attack.
He was the son of Fred R. and Carrie GREER MILLER. His marriage was to Maxine HAYES, of Rochester, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Michael [MILLER]; a daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Sherry) TUTTLE; two grandchildren; his mother, and one brother, Kenneth [MILLER].
Final rites will be in Mesa, Ariz.

Thursday, April 22, 1971

Harriet M. Smith
Mrs. Harriet M. SMITH, 71, Macy, died at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday following an illness of several years. She had lived in Macy most of her life, except for 25 years in Corpus Christi, Texas.
She was born April 3, 1900 in Cass county to John and Mattie SHIRES SLIFER. She was married in Macy in 1920 to Omer SMITH, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.
The only survivor is a sister, Mrs. Florence STEVENS, Indianapolis. A son, Malcom [SMITH], was killed in action during World War II.
Friends may call until 9 o'clock tonight at the McCain country chapel at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31, whee services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday by the Rev. James O'DELL. The body will be removed to Corpus Christi, where burial will be in the Ocean View cemetery.

Phillip A. Wood
Phillip A. WOOD, 29, Logansport, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Born Oct. 17, 1941, in Walton, he was the son of Paul F. and Lillian HOLMES WOOD. His marriage was Dec. 1, 1962, to Caroline LARKIN.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Scott [WOOD], and a daughter, Chris [WOOD], both at home; a brother, Robert D. WOOD, U.S. Air Force; his mother Caroline WINCE, his step-father, Otholo WINCE, both of Monticello.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport. The Rev. Father Francis MEEHAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p.m. today.

Friday, April 23, 1971

Lena Bowen
Mrs. Sam (Lena) BOWEN, 78, Fulton County resident, died at 12:40 p.m. today in the National Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

Lena P. Bowen
Final rites for Mrs. Lena P. BOWEN, 78, who died at 11:55 a.m. Friday at the National nursing home here, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
First Reader John ROOS will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bowen had been ill since 1965. She had resided in Richland township, the Akron community and the Fulton community and had spent her winters in Mesa, Ariz.
She was born July 16, 1892 near Lebanon to Mr. and Mrs. Elmore PERKINS. She was married in Rochester to Samuel BOWEN, who died Jan. 26, 1962. She was a member of the Culver First Church of Christ, Scientist.
Surviving are two sons, Floyd E. BOWEN, Rochester, and John E. BOWEN, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Van PELT, Culver, and Mrs. Mable COUTOT, Indianapolis.

Clifford E. Schall
Clifford E. SCHALL, 63, Argos, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital after a three-month illness.
He was born Jan. 24, 1908 in Monterey to Lewis and Anna EDDINGTON SCHALL. He had lived in Argos the last 10 years, moving there from Plymouth. He also had lived in South Bend for 30 years. He was married April 21, 1939 in South Bend to Lora June BOGER, who survives. Mr. Schall was employed at the Culver Military Academy greenhouse. He also had worked at the former Studebaker plant in South Bend. He was a former member of the South Michigan Street Methodist church of South Bend.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Wilmer (Linda) SWANGO, Tippecanoe; a granddaughter, Delilah Marie SWANGO, Tippecanoe, and a sister, Mrs. Melvin (Mabel) SHANKS, South Bend.
Final rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Wayne R. ANDERSON officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 26, 1971

Sgt. Glen Hosier
Indianapolis - (AP) - State Police Detective Sgt. Glen HOSIER, 44, died today after lying unconscious 13 days with a bullet wound in the brain.
He was shot while entering a Peru home in an attempt to arrest Linzie MALLARD, 29, Peru, who died under siege after Hosier tumbled down a stairway and into the arms of a Peru policeman.
A cordon of state and local police poured firearm and teargas gunfire into the house, which caught fire and burned.
Mallard, a native of Tupelo, Miss., who had served 21 months on a voluntary manslaughter charge in the killing of a Grissom Air Force Base sergeant, was being sought on a preliminary murder charge in another slaying.
Sgt. Hosier had been assigned to the case of Judy WELLS, 31, estranged wife of a Logansport podiatrist. Her body was found April 10 in a Peru cemetery. A warrant had been issued for Mallard because he was seen leaving a Peru tavern with her the night of April 9.
Sgt. Hosier, 23rd Indiana State Policeman killed in the line of duty, was a World War II Navy vetran. He had been a Logansport city policeman five years when he joined the state police in 1955. He continued to live in Logansport with his wife and three children.
The seargeant was the second state policeman shot to death in Indiana this year. State Trooper John STREU, also of Logansport, and Town Marshal James LARIMER, 60, of St. John, were slain in that small Lake County town Feb. 20. Trooper Pete POPPLEWELL, 29, was wounded.

Elmer L. Sheetz
Elmer Lee SHEETZ, 79, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 10 days.
Born in Fulton county, he was the son of John and Ida GOSS SHEETZ. His marriage was Sept. 28,1912, to Emma BEATTY. She preceded him in death in 1957. A farmer, he was a lifetime resident of the Akron community. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, Akron Masonic lodge No. 659 and the Rochester Order of Royal Arch Masons.
Surviving are two sons, Dale SHEETZ, Akron, and Dean SHEETZ, Roann; one brother, Ralph SHEETZ, Rochestr; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles H. Harris
Charles H. HARRIS, 73, R.R. 1, Rochester (Green Oak community) died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where he was a patient 2 1/2 weeks. He had been in ill health three years.
He was born Aug. 3, 1897 near Port Royal, Pa., to Thomas and Lottie BRYNER HARRIS. He had lived in the Green Oak area 33 years. He was married Dec. 24, 1921 in Logansport to Doris GRIFFITH, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Grace United Methodist church of South Bend.
Survving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Morris (Mary Jane) FRIEDMAN and Mrs. Wesley (Wilma) HABART, both of South Bend, and Mrs. Jon (Phyllis) GALLIPO, West Lafayette; a son, Paul L. HARRIS, Chicago; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Mae) BARE, and Mrs. Herman (Alda) MYERS, both of South Bend, and Mrs. Ralph (Beulah) FISHER, Logansport, and two brothers, James [HARRIS], of Logansport, and Merle [HARRIS], of Peru.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James R. O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Deer Creek cemetery near Onward. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family asks that memorials other than flowers be made to the South Bend Memorial hospital building fund or the Cancer fund.

Hattie C. Cook
Mrs. Hattie C. COOK, 80, Elkhart, former Rochesrter resident, died at 6:05 p.m. Saturday in the Elkhart General hospital, where she was a patient four days.
She was born May 21, 1890 in Fulton county to Paul and Elizabeth HAWK FIESER and had resided at 517 Jefferson street and also had lived in Disko before moving to Elkhart about a year ago. She was married to Elvie COOK, who died in June of 1943.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mabel) RAMSEY, Elkhart; two step-children, Mrs. Doyle (Arguel) SPANGLE, R.R. 3, Warsaw, and Donald COOK, Angola; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Linnie) BENTLEY, Elkhart, and Mrs. Roy (Nellie) HARTUP, South Bend, and a brother, Leander FIESER, South Bend. A son, a granddaughter, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, east of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Robert G. Reed
Robert G. REED, 75, Mentone, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon at his residence.
Born Sept. 22, 1895, in South Whitley, he was the son of Weldon and Dephia GOSS REED. His marriage was Dec. 24, 1929, to Nellie LYON, who survives. He had resided in Mentone 50 years, moving from South Whitley. Mr. Reed had owned the hardware store in Mentone and the Reed Funeral home for 30 years. He retired from business in 1962. He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church, American Legion, Mentone Masonic lodge and the Indiana Saddle Horse association. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Janet REED, Cleveland, O., and one sister, Eunice REED, of South Whitley.
Final rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. David P. GOSSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John G. Carlson
John G. CARLSON, 39, Franklin, former Rochester resident, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday in Franklin following a year's illness.
A graduate of Rochester high school in 1949 and former circulation manager of The Sentinel in 1955 and 1956, he was active with the Boy Scout organization and various youth groups in Rochester.
He was born Dec. 16, 1931, at Pontiac, Ill., the son of Gilman and Edith LINNEMAN CARLSON. He attended Purdue university and his marriage was in October, 1960, to Edith FEIGHMER, who survives.
Also surviving are his father, Gilman CARLSON, and his step-mother, Hedwig CARLSON, of R.R. 6, Rocheter; a brother, Richard [CARLSON], Saugus, Cal., and one sister, Barbara STEWART, Gaithersburg, Ind.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Vandiver-Parsley funeral home in Franklin. The Rev. MILLER of the Good Shepherd Lutheran church will officiate. Burial will be in Indianapolis. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Memorial Fund of the Good Shepherd Lutheran church in Franklin.

Tuesday, April 27, 1971

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Wednesday, April 28, 1971

Eli L. Heater
Eli L. HEATER, 76, R.R. 1, Star City, died suddenly at his residence at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born Jan. 18, 1895 in North Grove (Miami county) to John and Mary HAZEL HEATER. He was married to DeSales KUHN April 9, 1917; she died Jan. 27, 1940. He was married to Ellen LOUNDAD in March of 1941; she died April 30, 1945. He married May BLINN Nov. 8, 1958; she survives.
He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Ann's Catholic church of Kewanna and the Moss Creek country club at Winamac. He served with the National Guard on the Mexican Border prior to World War I.
Surviving with the wife are five sons, Harold [HEATER], Las Vegas, Nev.; James [HEATER], Mishawaka; Francis [HEATER], R.R. 2, Winamac; Eli [HEATER] Jr., Chicago, and Al [HEATER], R.R. 1, Star City; a step-son, Tom BLINN, R.R. 1, Star City; three daughters, Mrs. Jane CAREY, Kokomo; Mrs. Ellen St. CLAIR, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Mrs. Marie KUNEFF, South Bend; five sisters, Mrs. Clara CLEMENS, Winamac; Mrs. Zadie SWARTZ, Monticello; Mrs. Nora RIGGLEMAN, Kewanna; Mrs. Nellie GADY, R.R. 2, Winamac, and Mrs. Evelyn THOMPSON, Okeechobee, Fla.; a brother, Joe [HEATER], Benton Harbor, Mich.; thirty-three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A grandson and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m Friday in St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna with Father Richard SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Rockey
Mary E. ROCKEY, 70, Twelve Mile, died Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Murphy hospital in Charlotte, N.C. She had been seriously ill five days.
She was born to John and Cora SNODGRASS JONES in Elwood April 21, 1901. She was married in Rochester May 2, 1923 to Russell C. "Pat" ROCKEY, who died June 19, 1952. She moved to Twelve Mile from Macy in 1938. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Robert LEATHES, Anderson, and Jack ROCKEY, Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Carr BEECHER, Denver, and Mrs. Russell BROWN, Boynton Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Russell SROUFE.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain country chapel, Ind. 16 and U.S. 31, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 29, 1971

William A. Bowyer
William A. BOWYER was born Sept. 28, 1947, in Logansport, to William V. and Floreine MAPES BOWYER. His marriage was Sept. 29, 1968, in Reno, Nev., to Barbara Ann HANES, who survives. He had resided most of his life in Fulton and Cass counties and was employed as foreman for the Utrailco company of Rochester.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Laurie [BOWYER], of Kewanna; his parents, R.R. 2, Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Maurice (JoAnn) COHAGAN, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Miss Janice K. BOWYER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; six brothers, James, Wayne, Dan, Tim and David [BOWYER], all of Kewanna, and Dale [BOWYER], U.S. Army, Fort Hood, Texas; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna MAPES, Bay City, Mich., and aunts and uncles.
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.
Fulton county's traffic fatality toll for 1971 has gone past the total for all of last year with the death in a one-car accident this morning near Kewanna of William A. BOWYER, 23, of Wayne township.
The wreckage of a 1965 Ford two-door sedan driven by Bowyer was reported to Kewanna Marshal Vern BIBER at 5 a.m. today. Biber notified Sheriff Homer CARR, who informed state police.
Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner, established the time of death as 4 a.m. today and the cause of death as a burt aorta artery.
Bowyer also suffered fractured ribs and lacerations on his head.
Bowyer is the sixth person to died in a traffic accident in Fulton county this year and the second this month. In 1970, five persons were killed in Fulton county crashes.
Sheriff Carr said Bowyer was driving south on Ind. 17 when he apparently fell asleep and the car went off the west side of the highway for 120 feet before hitting a four-foot-high cement bridge abutment over the Starr ditch, seven-tenths of a mile north of Kewanna.
The bridge abutment is about six feet off the edge of the road.
The car turned half-way around before coming to a stop, Carr said.
There were no indications that Bowyer applied the brakes of his car, leading to the belief the driver fell asleep, Carr said.

Roy A. Cox
Roy A. COX, 84, former Fulton resident, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Logansport state hospital where he had been a patient since 1966.
He was born Sept. 26, 1886, in Plymouth and had resided in Fulton 10 years, moving from Plymouth. His marriage was to Bessie BARGER EWER. She preceded him in death Oct. 17, 1966. A retired employee of the Railroad Express Agency at Plymouth, he was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving are one brother, Frank [COX], at Plymouth; eight step-children; one niece, Mrs. Helen TANNER, Jackson, Mich.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday 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 7 p.m. Thursday.

Edward U. Kring
Edward U. KRING, 66, Argos, died unexpectedly at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. He had been ill three years.
Born April 25, 1905, at Nappanee, he was the son of Clarence and Emma HOLDERMAN KRING. His marriage was Dec. 25, 1933, to Norma A. WILHELM, who survives. Mr. Kring had operated a blacksmith shop in Argos 25 years and had resided there since 1925, moving from Plymouth. He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jack (CaryLee) DIESCH, Walkerton; one son, The Rev. Earl Dean KRING, Canton, Ga.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Maurice (Carrie) CURTIS, of Culver; two brothers, Floyd [KRING], of Plymouth, and Nick [KRING], of Argos. One brother, Charles [KRING], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Argos Congregational Christian church. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 4 p.m. today until noon on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.
The family has re quested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Argos Congregational Christian church.

Friday, April 30, 1971

Albert P. Jana
Albert P. JANA, 73, Kewanna, died at 12:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been serious three weeks and in failing health since last November.
Born May 30, 1897, at Knox, he was the son of Charles and Mamie KRICH JANA. His marriage was Sept. 17, 1919, at North Judson, to Bertha I. FEARE, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church at Kewanna and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Rochester American Legion Post.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Alvin (Pauline) COWLES, R.R. 4, Rochester; one son, Virgil L. JANA, R.R. 1, Kewanna; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Agnes WOZNIAK, Chesterton; Mrs. Joseph (Gertrude) LIZAK, Merrillville; Mrs. Celia NORRIS, Savannah, Ga.; Mrs. Lillian ZITKO, Chicago; Mrs. Joseph (Rose) URSUTZ, Cave Creek, Ariz.; three brothers, Edward [JANA], of Hobart; Thomas [JANA], Crown Point; Jerry [JANA], Benton Harbor, Mich. One brother, Frank [JANA], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with Father Richard A. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Paul L. Miller
Final rites were conducted April 23, in Mesa, Ariz., for Paul L. MILLER, 45, former Rochester resident, who died April 20 of a heart attack. Burial was in Mesa.
Mr. Miller was a civil engineer at Williams Air Force Base, Chandler, Ariz. He had lived in Mesa, Ariz. the past nine years, moving from Tiosa. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Surviving are his wife, Maxine [MILLER]; a son, Michael [MILLER], Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Shery TUTTLE, Columbus, Ga., his mother Mrs. Carrie MILLER, and a half-brother, Kenneth MILLER, both of Rochester; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Paul and LeRoy TUTTLE Jr.

Saturday May 1, 1971

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Monday, May 3, 1971

Lola B. Byrd
Mrs. Lola B. BYRD, 43, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 8:12 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient two weeks. She had been in failing health two years.
Born June 3, 1927, at Nauvoo, Ala., she was the daughter of John and Nellie RINER BARRETT. Her marriage was Jan. 4, 1947, in Nauvoo, Ala., to Archie BYRD, who survives. She had resided in this area 14 years, moving from Alabama.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lavern (Carolyn_ SCOTT, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Cecil (Deborah) RUDD, Rochester; one son, Billy R. BYRD, Eloise, Fla.; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Stella0 KEY, jaspter, Ala.; Mrs. Vester (Della) WILLIAMS, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. Clark (Lucille) HOWL, Cullman,Ala.; Mrs. Noah (Cecil) KENNEDY, Carbon Hill, Ala; four brothers, Earl BARRETT, Rochester, J. B. BARRETT, Eloise, Fla.; Luther [BARRETT], Whaneta, Fla. and Wesley [BARRETT], of Madison, Wis. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Gary PENNINGTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 4, 1971

Lola B. Byrd
Calling hours for Mrs. Lola B. BYRD, 43, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died Monday in Woodlawn hospital, are this evening at the Foster & Good funeral home. It was previously announced that calling hours would be after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 5, 1971

George F. Murtha
George F. MURTHA, 75, former Kewanna resident, died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in Logansport. He had resided the past few years with a niece, Mrs. Carol McLOCHLIN, Logansport.
Born Jan. 8, 1896, infulton county, he was the son of John and Julie FERGUSON MURTHA. A retired farmer, he was a veteran of World War I and a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of the church and the Eagles Lodge at Logansport.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. The Father Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Marocco funeral home in Logansport after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 6, 1971

Elvon L. McIntire
Elvon Leroy McINTIRE, 35, Tippecanoe, was killed instantly at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when a boom on his truck touched a high voltage line. Mr. McIntire, who owned and operated the McIntire Well Service at Tippecanoe, was drilling a well at the residence of Lloyd DRAHOS along the Tippecanoe river when the accident occurred.
Born Feb. 11, 1936, in St. Joseph county, Mr. McIntire was the son of Floyd and Grace BUSS McINTIRE. His marriage was Feb. 11, 1961 at Etna Green to Joan GORDON, who survives. He had lived most of his life in the Tippecanoe area and attended the Tippecanot Community church. He was a member of the Tippecanoe fire department and the Indiana Volunteer Firemen's association.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Keith and Gale [McINTIRE], at home; one daughter, Jane Ann [McINTIRE], also at home; the father, Floyd, of Argos; four brothers, Eugene [McINTIRE], Wyatt; Devond [McINTIRE], Fort Wayne; Warren [McINTIRE], Tippecanoe, and Darrell [McINTIRE, of Argos; six sisters, Mrs. Danny (Flossie) KEPLER, South Bend; Mrs. Wayne (Mildred) TOM, Mishawaka; Mrs. Gordon (Esther) ECKER, Lapaz; Mrs. Wayne (Pat) KREST, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Nelson (Janice) WYNN, Culver, and Miss Sharon McINTIRE, Argos.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Tippecanoe Community church. The Rev. John VANDERSTEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone after 7 p.m. today until noon Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, May 7, 1971

Charlotte Early
Mrs. Charlotte EARLY, 65, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 7:15 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Born Dec. 24, 1906, at Lucerne, she was the daughter of Charles and Eva STEVENS BINNEY. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1924, at Lucerne, to Geeter D. EARLY, who survives. She was a member of the Metea Baptist church, Bethlehem Township Home Economics club and the Metea Baptist Missionary Society.
Surviving are two sons, Richard [EARLY], R.R. 6, Rochester, and William J. [EARLY], Twelve Mile; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond SCHWALM, Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys SHAFFER, Burnettsville, and Mrs. Lydia YANTES, Mesa, Ariz.; six grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fishers funeral chapel in Logansport. The Revs. Clarence ROBERTS and Raymond SKELTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Saturday.

Saturday, May 8, 1971

Herschel E. Taylor
Herschel E. TAYLOR, 42, Disko, was killed Friday at 3:40 p.m. when his car and a school bus collided on Ind. 15 about three miles north of Wabash. State police said 13 children on the bus suffered injuries, but none of them seriously.
Born March 2, 1929, in Kosciusko county the son of Verl and Fern ZARTMAN TAYLOR, Mr. Taylor had resided in the Claypool and Disko communities all his life.
His marriage was Sept. 18, 1948, to Garla Mae RICHARD, who survives. He was employed at the General Tire and Rubber company in Wabash.
Surviving, besides the wife, are the parents, R.R. 2, Claypool; two daughters, Nancy and Joyce [TAYLOR], both at home; two sons, Trenton [TAYLOR], at home, and Tom [TAYLOR], Warsaw; one brother, Dale TAYLOR, LaFontaine, and one sister, Mrs. Harold (Clarabelle) LONG, Etna Green; a grandmother, Mrs. Flossie ZARTMAN, Plymouth.
Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. George RESER and the Rev. James MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church an hour prior to the service.

Monday, May 10, 1971

Louise Barnhart
Mrs. Louise BEANE BARNHART, 82, died Snday at 11 p.m. in Methodist hospital at Indianapolis. She had been a hospital patient since Friday, when she suffered a stroke at her home, 2109 Shelbourne drive, Apartment A, in Indianapolis.
A former Rochester resident, Mrs. Barnhart was the wife of Dean L. BARNHART, native of this city and former editor of The Sentinel.
Born in Goshen, Aug. 26, 1888, she was the daughter of Joseph A. and Louise HENKEL BEANE. She attended National Park seminary in Washington, D.C., and her marriage was June 6, 1914. The Barnharts lived in this city until 1919.
That year the couple moved to Goshen, where Mr. Barnhart became editor of her father's newspaper, The Goshen Democrat. Mrs. Barnhart's grandfather, William "Billy" BEANE, was a well=known northern Indiana editor and had been associated with the paper since shortly after its founding in 1837.
Mrs. Barnhart became owner of the newspaper after her father's death in 1928 and then served on the board of directors of the News Printing company in Goshen after the Democrat merged with The Goshen News-Times in 1933. She disposted of her interests in 1956.
She had been Democratic vice chairman of Elkhart county, served as auto license branch manager at Goshen and for 12 years was member of the Board of trustees of the Indiana Girls school.
Mrs. Barnhart was a founder and charter member of Three Indiana Tri Kappa chapters, active groups in Rochester and Goshen and the Associate chapter at Goshen. She also was a member of the Alpha Associate chapter at Indianapolis.
A lifelong Episcopalian, she was a member of the Trinity Episcopal church at Indianapolis and active in its St. Mary's Guild.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. John (Mary Louise) NOVOTNY, Elkhart, and Mrs. John (Isabelle Anne) BURCHFIELD, Denver, Colo.; five grandsons; three great-grandchildren, and a nephew, Joseph OSBORN, Marion. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites are pending but will be in charge of the Flanner-Buchanan funeral home in Indianapolis. Burial will be in the Violett cemetery in Goshen, where graveside rites are to be scheduled.

Dove F. McClone
Mrs. Dove F. McCLONE, 78, Mentone, died at 10 a.m. Saturday at her residence. She was found early Sunday morning by a grandson.
Born Sept. 14, 1892, near Claypool, she was the daughter of Simon and Mary WARNER RHOADES. Her marriage was March 16, 1916, at Warsaw, to Jacob McCLONE. He preceded in death Dec. 3, 1964. Mrs. McClone was lifetime resident of the Mentone area.
Surviving are one son, Jacob [McCLONE] Jr., R.R. 1, Mentone; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Thelma) GATES, R.R. 1, Mentone, and Mrs. Harry (Mary) WINE, Pierceton; seventeen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Donald POYSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Stacey Kathleen Hayden
Stacey Kathleen HAYDEN, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack J. SHUEY of Akron, was injured fatally at 5 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by a car after she ran from behind a parked car near Monterey.
The accident occurred on Pulaski County Road 790 North, in front of the home of the girl's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank BELL.
Stacey Kathleen was born Oct. 31, 1963 in Chicago and had lived in Akron three years.
Surviving with the parents and the grandparents are the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Esther SHUEY, Rochester, and the maternal great-grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd LaPRESS, Chicago.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Ann's Catholic church in Monterey with Father Robert W. SORG officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 o'clock this evening.

Clara M. See
Clara May SEE, 77, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital in Logansport. She had been seriously ill two months.
Born July 8, 1893, in Perry township, she was the daughter of Daniel and Ida THOMPSON BREITENSTINE. Her marriage was Dec. 4, 1915, in Peru to Orville SEE. He preceded her in death June 12, 1956. She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church and the Deedsville Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are one son, Willis SEE, Peru; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Della DEWALD, Peru, and Mrs. Mary ROBBINS, Reed City, Mich. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain country chapel. The Rev. Archie McDOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Deedsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 11, 1971

Max Koelm
Max KOELM, 1416 Burnham avenue, Calumet City, Ill., former Rochester resident, died Monday morning. Funeral services will be Thursday in Calumet City. He was a past commander of the American Legion post here and a former member of the World War I Barracks.

Louise Barnhart
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Trinity Episcopal church at Indianapolis for Mrs. Louise BEANE BARNHART, 82, former Rochester resident who died Sunday at Methodist hospital in that city.
Friends may call at the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek mortuary. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Violette cemetery at Goshen.
Mrs. Barnhart, onetime owner of the former Goshen Democrat, was the wife of Dean L. BARNHART, former editor of The Rochester Sentinel and of The Goshen Democrat.

Hobart E. Holloway
Hobart E. HOLLOWAY, 75, Burket, was found dead at his home by a neighbor Monday evening. He died of natural causes about noon, according to Dr. Arthur L. MOSIER, Kosciusko county coroner.
He was born March 15, 1896 near Burket to Henry and Loretta WHITE HOLLOWAY and had resided most of his life in the Burket area.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James (Mary Belle) FERREL, Sturgis, Mich.; Mrs. H. Carlton (Donnis) HASTY, Columbia City, and Mrs. Harold (Maxine) BRANDT, New Buffalo, Mich.; a son, Harold [HOLLOWAY], North Manchester; two brothers, Elmer R. [HOLLOWAY], R.R. 1, Warsaw, and Charley [HOLLOWAY], Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Lola FULTZ, Nappanee; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Donald POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Fred Allen
Fred ALLEN, 81, Kokomo, died Sunday at Bradenton, Fla., where he had resided during the winter season. He was the father of Charles ALLEN, Rochester.
A lifetime resident of Kokomo, Mr. Allen also is survived by the wife, four other sons and three daughters. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Ellers mortuary at Kokomo with burial in the Sharon cemetery near Flora.

Wednesday, May 12, 1971

Walter J. Hoffman
Walter J. "Mike" HOFFMAN, 73, former Akron resident, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday in LaMarque, Texas. He had been in failing health two years.
Born May 19, 1897, in Akron, he was the son of Charles and Carrie KAMP HOFFMAN. Mr. Hoffman had resided in Huntington since 1916. He retired as an engineer on the Erie-Lackawanna railroad in 1962, following 46 years of service.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marvin ADAMS, Marion; three sons, Charles R. HOFFMAN, Lafayette; Carl E. HOFFMAN, LaMarque, Texas, and Dale R. HOFFMAN, Huntington; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren. One son and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Robbins funeral home in Huntington. The Rev. Alfred NOAKES will officiate. Burial will be in the Pilgrim's Rest cemetery in Huntingrton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

Mabel Edington
Mrs. Mabel EDINGTON, 65, 912 Main street, died this morning at her residence. Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, May 13, 1971

Mabel E. Edington
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Mabel E. EDINGTON, 65, 912 Main street, who died Wednesday morning at her residence. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Nov. 27, 1905, in Star City, she was the daughter of Willard and Susan CHAMBERS IRVIN. Her marriage was May 16, 1924, in Winamac to William EDINGTON, who survives. She had resided most of her life in Fulton county.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Louise) GRUBE, Rochester; Mrs. Howard (Evelyn) BURNS, Crown Point; Mrs. Junior (Margaret) CARPENTER, Carey, O., and Mrs. Ron (Ruby) HOUSE, of Lafayette; four sons, Lester, George, Carl and Ralph [EDINGTON], all of Rochester; twenty-four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ned (Ratha) WARFIELD, Kewanna.

Clara D. Powers
Mrs. Clara D. POWERS, 75, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harley FRIBLEY, R.R. 2, Argos. She had been ill 10 years.
Born Oct. 6, 1895, in Seward, Neb., she was the daughter of Fred and Mary SEARS. Her marriage was Aug. 17, 1916, at Seward to David POWERS. He died Oct. 23, 1961. Mrs. Powers had resided in the Tippecanoe area 10 years, moving from Terre Haute.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harley (Rebecca) FRIBLEY, R.R. 2, Argos; Mrs. Margaret EVANGLISTA, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Harold (Irene) BAKER, Etna Green; three sons, Frad and Robert POWERS, both of Terre Haute, and David POWERS, Tippecanoe; eighteen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; seven sisters and two brothers.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Wayne R. ANDERSON will officiate. Burial will be in the City cemetery at Etna Green. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 14, 1971

A. Stanton Enyart
A. Stanton "Buck" ENYART, 46, R.R. 2, Greentown, died at his home Thursday morning of an apparent heart attack.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pickett funeral home in Greentown with the Rev. George MENDEZ officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Greentown. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.
He was born April 11, 1925 in Tyner to Ben and Thursia NEWTON ENYART. He married Janet LOWMAN May 26, 1944. He had lived in Greentown area all his married life. He was a member of the Macedonia Christian church and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are the wife; five children, Staff Sgt. Russell ENYART, in Germany; David [ENYART], Walshville, Ill.; Steven [ENYART], Greentown; Donald [ENYART], and Judy Ann ENYART, both at home; four brothers, Gilbert and Dan [ENYART], both of Rochester; Tom [ENYART], South Bend, and Russell [ENYART], Leesburg; four sisters, Mrs. Francis [CRISPEN], Macy; Mrs. Barbara SMITH, Westville; Mrs. Kenneth BELL, Peru; Mrs. Ed (Helen) MANNS, Rochester; and four grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Saturday, May 15, 1971

Otto A. Eckman
Otto Arthur ECKMAN, 71, Culver, died at 9:10 p.m. Friday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an extended illness.
Born March 25, 1900, in Sweden, he had been a Culver resident 45 years, moving there from Chicago. His marriage was Dec. 18, 1939, to Edith HOFFMAN, who survives.
Mr. Eckman retired in 1960 after 35 years as superintendent of grounds at Culver Military Academy.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George (Ulla) HEMIG, South Bend; one son, Raymon [ECKMAN], Plymouth; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Catherine HOFFMAN SMITH, Culver; ten grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Anna PEARSON, and one brother, Oscar [ECKMAN], both of Sweden; and one brother, John [ECKMAN], Jamestown, N.Y.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Thomas BUMP officiating. Interment will be in Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 17, 1971

Harold A. Karn
Harold A. "Butch" KARN, owner of the Coffee Shop restaurant here, died unexpectedly Sunday at 1 a.m. of a heart attack in his home at 1218 Pontiac street. Mr. Karn's sudden death was a shock to family and friends, for he had not been ill and had experienced no previous symptoms of heart illness.
He was 62 years of age.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Karn has been associated with the Coffee Shop since its founding in 1926 by his father, the late Oren KARN. He had been in active management of the business since his return from World War II army duty and was a partner in the restaurant with his father until the latter's death in 1966. The cafe is one of the city's oldest continuous businesses and a popular community meeting place.
A lifetime resident of this city, Mr. Karn was a former president of the Rochester school board. He assisted in the planning of the city's two new elementary school buildings in the mid 1950s and was a director of the Rochester School Building Corporation.
He also was a member of the Lions club, the Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion Post 36.
Born Feb. 18, 1909, in this city, he was the son of Oren and Grace BURGENER KARN. He graduated from RHS in 1927. His marriage was Sept. 4, 1945, here to Beth CARR, who is a registered nurse at Woodlawn hospital.
Also surviving are his step-mother, Mrs. Margaret KARN, Rochester; one daughter, Jean [KARN], Beverly Hills, Cal.; two sons, Richard [KARN], Danville, Ill., and John [KARN], Terre Haute; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Delores) DOCTOR, Angola, and an uncle, Harry KARN, Macy.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be given to the donor's favorite charity.

Dorothy Bumgardner
Mrs. Dorothy BUMGARDNER, 80, formerly of R.R. 3, North Manchester, died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill six years. She had resided the past few years with her daughter, Mrs. Carol DAMRON, Rochester.
Born July 25, 1891, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of Willis and Rachel OSBORNE TACKETT. Her marriage was March 27, 1914, to Floyd BUMGARDNER. He died in June, 1952. She moved to North Manchester in 1941 from Kentucky. She was a member of the Brethren church at Liberty Mills.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Andy (Ellan) ANDERSON, Dorton, Ky.; Mrs. Jessie STOUT, North Manchester; Mrs. Carl (Rachel) DAMRON, Rochester; Mrs. Carrie MILLICAN, Peru; and Mrs. Victor (Mary Margaret) ZARTMAN, Rochester; three sons, Monroe, Bennie and William [BUMGARDNER], all of North Manchester; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie HALL, Melvin, Ky.; Mrs. Flora JOHNSON, Andrews; Eliza PACKETT, Hartley, Ky.; four brothers, Marion, Benny and Curtis PACKETT, all of Wales, Ky.; Robert PACKETT, of South Whitley. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren. The Revs. Ausby SWINGER and Glen CAMPBELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester after 7 p.m. today until noon on Wednesday and at the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of service.

Marvin R. Ballenger
Marvin R. BALLENGER, 73, R.R. 2, Rochester, died early Sunday morning at his farm residence following an illness of three months.
Sheriff Homer CARR said that Mr. Ballenger died by self-strangulation after attaching a rope around his neck to a borad in the haymow of his barn and leaning back on the haymow floor. It was belived Mr. Ballenger was despondent over ill health.
Dr. Lyle B. DAVIS of Rochester established cause of death in the absence of the county coroner and deputy coroner. Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, county coroner, concurred with Dr. Davis this morning.
Mr. Ballenger was found at 6 a.m. Sunday by his son-in-law, Dean AULT. It was estimated that death occurred after 3 a.m. Sunday.
A lifetime resident of this area, Mr. Ballenger had been manager of Doering Radio and Television in Rochester the past 10 years.
Born Aug. 1, 1897, in the Olive Bethel community, he was the son of Allen and Emma SHRIVER BALLENGER. His marriage was Oct.9, 1915, to Ola RIGGLE, who survives. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are one son, Herbert [BALLENGER], R.R. 2, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Rita) AULT, R.R. 2, Rochester; three grandchildren, Kenton BALLENGER, a student at Indiana State university, and Mrs. Bill (Jill) STOCKWELL, Crawfordsville; two great-grandchildren, Holly and Scott STOCKWELL, both of Crawfordsville. One granddaughter, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Forest CARLSON and J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Jacob E. Barnes
Jacob E. BARNES, 82, Kokomo, died Saturday evening in St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo. He had been ill three years. A former Wabash resident, Mr. Barnes had resided with his son, James C. BARNES, Kokomo, since 1969.
Born June 2, 1889, in Henry township, he was the son of Adam and Sarah BARNES. His marriage was in July, 1913, to Maizie MYERS, who preceded him in death in 1946. He was a retired railroad employee and a member of the Church of God in Rochester.
Surviving are one son, James BARNES, Kokomo; one grandchild, Karen HANDKINS, Fort Pierce, Fla.; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Roy BARNES, Akron. His parents, two brothers, and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. John W. WILLIAMS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Chad Arthur Williams
Chad Arthur WILLIAMS, infant son of Arthur F. and Sherry L. PALMER WILLIAMS, R.R. 3, Rochester, was pronounced dead on arrival at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru at 8:40 a.m. Sunday.
He was born Jan. 22, 1971, in Woodlawn hospital in Rochester.
Surviving with the parents are one sister, Yavonne [WILLIAMS], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude PALMER, Denver; the patrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. WILLIAMS, Peru; maternal great-grandfather, W. F. PALMER, Macy; the paternal great=grandmother, Mrs. Gertie CULP, Mexico.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain Country chapel. The Rev. Harley FISHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Michael Roman
Michael ROMAN, 83, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since May 1. He had been ill since Jan. 7.
Born Dec. 6, 1887, in Venograd, Czechoslovakia, he was the son of Michael and Mary SICOLA ROMAN. His marriage was May 30, 1904, in Chicago, to Martha ANDRENYAK, who survives. A retired farmer, Mrs. Roman had resided in this area since 1933, moving from Mishawaka. He was a member of the Sandhill church in Richland township.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jacob A. (Margaret) MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Thomas A. (Mary Ann) STANFORD, Ogden, Utah; four grandchildren; two great-grandsons, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Paul RICHEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Sandhill cemetery in Richland township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 18, 1971

William F. Kinley
William Fred KINLEY, 71, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died unexpectedly at 4:15 a.m. today in his residence. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born Aug. 30, 1899, in Miami county, he was the son of Willard and Eleanor CUNNINGHAM KINLEY. His marriage was in May, 1920, to Florence [KINLEY], who survives. A lifetime farmer, he had resided in the Silver Lake area 18 years, moving from the Denver and Kewanna areas. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Doyle and Blaine [KINLEY], both of Denver; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Eris) GILLILAND, Kewanna; and Mrs. Sam (Noreen) ERLENBACH, British Columbia, Canada; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gilbert KINLEY, Coral Gables, Fla.; and Harry [KINLEY), of Marion; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Marie) STINGLE, Pine Village, and Mrs. Ray (Vilma) MILLER, Denver.
Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, May 19, 1971

William F. Kinley
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Akron United Methodist church for William Fred KINLEY, 71, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, who died Tuesday morning at his residence.
The Revs. Dan BENGSTON and John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Myrtle Mae Herd
Mrs. Myrtle Mae HERD, 78, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday in the Miller nursing home.
Born Aug. 23, 1893, in fulton county, she was the daughter of Mahlon and Minnie BEALL CURTIS. Her marriage was Dec. 7, 1913, to Thomas HERD. He died in 1956. she was a member of the United Methodist church in Kewanna.
Surviving are one son, John [HERD], R.R. 2, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret DORTON, Hartford City, and Mrs. Mary BURDETTE, Logansport; one brother, Ralph CURTIS, Rochester; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. One son, four sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. James BUTLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Edna A. Eash
Miss Edna A. EASH, 62, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 10:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Monday evening.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, May 20, 1971

Edsel H. Howard
Edsel H. HOWARD, 27, 215 Jefferson street, was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital after his truck was hit by an Erie Lackawanna freight train at the Jefferson street crossing at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Police officers said Howard suffered a crushed chest and lacerations on his head. An autopsy was to be performed today.
Indiana state police, in charge of the investigation, said that Howard was driving a 1959 Ford wrecker truck south on Jefferson and that the 64-car freight train was going east at an estimated 45 mph.
Witnesses and the crew said that the truck was moving slowly across the tracks when it was hit, throwing Howard out of the vehicle. The train pushed and dragged the truck 150 feet east of the crossing before the wreckage came loose from the train.
The train continued east as far as the Erie street crossing near the Utrailco company plant (former Armour's Creameries) before stopping.
Conductor Frank HOLMES and Engineer Norman CONKLE, both of Huntington, said they saw the truck on the tracks and that the train whistle was sounded repeatedly, but the train could not be stopped before hitting the truck.
There are no flasher ligits or barricade at the crossing, but it is marked by wooden cross-arms.
The accident was the first fatal one in Rochester since Jan. 16, 1968,when N. O. NELSON, 74, 628 Madison street, was injured fatally when he was hit by a car as he was walking across East Ninth street just west of Franklin avenue.
It was the first fatal accident in Rochester involving a train since Feb. 6, 1962, when Kenneth W. HATHAWAY, 40, 129 Clayton street, was killed as his car was hit by an E-L passenger train at the Clayton street crossing.
Howard was the seventh person to die in a traffic accident in Fulton county this year. Last year's road death toll was five.

Edna A. Eash
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Miss Edna A. EASH, 62, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Wednesday morning in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born March 2, 1909, in Richland township, she was the daughter of Edward and Edith MILLER EASH. She had resided her entire life in this area and was a member of the former Sandhill Methodist church.
Surviving are aunts, uncles and cousins. One sister, twin brothers and a foster-brother preceded her in death.

Friday, May 21, 1971

William C. Borneman
William C. "Bill" BORNEMAN, 78, R.R. 5, Rochester, was found dead at 4:30 p.m. Thursdy at a pond near the Island Park restaurant. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Mrs. Borneman said she and her husband had just returned from Groveland, Fla. where they had spent the winter months and her husband had left home innediately to pursue his favorite hobby of raising crayfish at the pond near the restaurant. In 1937, Mr. Borneman purchased and developed the Island Park restaurant, service station and garage facilities. He retired in 1965.
Born April 20, 1893, in Indianapolis, he was the son of William and Sophia BORNEMAN. His marriage was July 1, 1939, at Greenfield, to Vivian F. CARTER, who survives. He was a member of the Church of God in Rochester.
Also surviving are two brothers, Christian BORNEMAN, Groveland, Fla., and Fred B. BORNEMAN, Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Henry (Emma) PENNINGTON, Indianapolis. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Howard L. Neil
Howard L. NEIL, 74, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 9:30 p.m. last evening in St. Joseph hospital in South Bend where he was admitted Monday.
Born Aug. 2, 1896, in Tower Hill, Ill., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morton NEIL. His marriage was Feb. 14, 1945, at Peoria, Ill., to Florence G. BUTLER, who survives. A retired inspector for the Indiana State Highway department, he had resided in this area the past 25 years, moving from Bloomington, Ill. He was a clerk at the Manitou Liquor store.
Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Betty NEIL, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Terry (Pat) SEVERNS, Berklay, Mo., one grandson; one sister, Mrs. Clark (Lorraine) FRINGER, Mason City, Ill.; one brother, Dawn NEIL, Charleston, Ill.
Final rites are tentatively set for 7 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Harold WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Park Hill cemetery at Bloomington, Ill., where graveside rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Laura B. Bunnell
Mrs. Laura B. BUNNELL, 91, Peru, died at the Friendly nursing home in Peru at 8:15 a.m. Thursday after an illness of six weeks.
A lifetime resident of Miami county, she was born March 31, 1880 to Israel and Sarah SIBERT KEPLINGER. She was a member of the Peoria United Methodist church. She was married to George BUNNELL in 1899. He died in 1938.
Surviving are a son, Truman [BUNNELL], R.R. 1, Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph STITES, R.R. 1, Amboy, and Mrs. Scott SAVAGE, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Chris FIKE, Lakeworth, Fla., and Mrs. Mary WEBB, Broken Arrow, Okla.; eleven grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Harry E. RICHER officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 22, 1971

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Monday, May 24, 1971

Mary Addison
Mrs. Mary ADDISON, 78, Logansport, mother of Mrs. Lowell (Carol) FIEDLER of Lake Manitou, died Sunday evening in Logansport Memorial hospital. Services are pending at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport.

Jeff Allen
Jeff ALLEN, 83, Massilon, O., brother of Mrs. Kenney (Eva) OWENS of 335 Indiana avenue, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday. He was the son of William and Polley HALE ALLEN.
Surviving are the sister and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Owens after 10 a.m. Tuesday, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Edd SLONE will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery northeast of Rochester. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Alma Whistler
Mrs. Alma WHISTLER, 80, Akron, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday in the National nursing home. She had been a patient five days and ill four years.
Born Sept. 19, 1890, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Henry and Viola BUTT BERGER. Her marriage was in 1914, to Frank WHISTLER. He preceded in death in 1961. She had resided in the Akron area five years. She was a member of the Emanual United Methodist church and the WSCS.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Willadean) HELVEY, Akron; Mrs. Otho (Norma) BRY, LaOtto, Ind.; Mrs. Phyllis FOOR, Galion, O.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fayne (Edna) FLENNER, R.R. 2, Macy. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 25, 1971

Christena Kotterman
Mrs. Christena KOTTERMAN, 94, former resident of Macy, died at 1 p.m. Monday in the National nursing home where she had been a patient one year.
Born Jan. 26, 1877, in Deedsville, she was the daughter of John C. and Elizabeth ZEGAFUSE FISHLEY. Her marriage was in March, 1909, in Mexico, to William M. KOTTERMAN. He preceded in death in April, 1965. She had resided the majority of her life in the Macy community and was employed at the orphanage in Mexico for a number of years. She was a member of the Ebenezer church near Macy.
Surviving are three sons, Harry L. [KOTTERMAN], Macy; George W. [KOTTERMAN], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Clarence M. [KOTTERMAN, R.R. 1, Mentone; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Leonard (Ellen) MILLER, of Akron; several nieces and nephews. Two sisters, three brothers and three grandchildren preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Amelia F. Wolter
Miss Amelia F. WOLTER, 77, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday at her residence. She had been ill 5 1/2 months.
Born April 28, 1894, in Rileysburg, Ind., she was the daughter of Frederick and Marie E. HAUSWALD WOLTER. She had resided in the Rochester area 10 years moving from Rileysburg and Florida. She was a member of the Congregational church.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Helen WOLTER, Lake Worth, Fla., and Mrs. Minnie LONG, Danville, Ill. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Steven R. Ault
Steven Ralph AULT, 22, R.R. 1, Plymouth, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday in the Bremen Community hospital following an extended illness of leukemia.
Born April 16, 1949, at Argos, he was the son of Raymond and Mildred AULT BRADLEY. He had resided most of his life in the Plymouth area at the residence of his grandfather, Ralph AULT.
Surviving with his grandfather are two sisters, Sharon and Marie [BRADLEY]; two brothers, Thomas and Richard [BRADLEY], all of South Bend. His mother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. R. L. KENWORTHY will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Masa G. Nelson
Masa G. NELSON, 86, 1106 Jackson boulevard, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the National Nursing home where he had been a patient seven weeks. He had been in failing health six months.
Born march 26, 1885, in Newcastle township, he was the son of Allen and Minnie GARWOOD NELSON. His first marriage was in 1906 to Mina BARKMAN. She died in 1958. His second marriage was Sept. 8, 1959 to [Mary Ruth] SHERWOOD, who survives. Mr. Nelson has resided the past 12 years in Rochester, moving from the Mentone and Burket communities. He retired from the farming and poultry business. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Rochester and a former elder in the Church of Christ in Mentone.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elgie (Velma) VANDERMARK, R.R. 5, Rochester; three sons, Denzel and Delford [NELSON], both of Burket, and Harold (Macy) NELSON, of Mentone; two step-sons, Bill SHERWOOD, Argos, and Byron SHERWOOD, Dayton, O.; one brother, Don NELSON, Argos; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen step-grandchildren. One son, a step-son, a sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Mr. Ermil NORMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 27, 1971

Lyman Bybee
Mrs. Bessie LOWE, R.R. 5, Rochester, has received word of the death of her brother, Lyman BYBEE of Niles, Mich. Funeral services were conducted today.

Loy Sheetz
Loy SHEETZ, former Rochester resident who owned and operated the Fulton Avenue greenhouse, died Wednesday night in Daniel, Wyo. He is survived by his wife Gladys [SHEETZ], two daughters and several grandchildren. Final rites are tentatively set for Saturday at Big Piney, Wyo.

Friday, May 28, 1971

Amasa Sheetz
Final rites will be Sunday in Big Piney, Wyo., for Amasa Loy SHEETZ, former Rochester resident who died Wednesday at his residence in Daniel, Wyo. Burial will be at Labarge,Wyo.
Surviving with his wife, Gladys [SHEETZ], are two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Imogene) GENETTI, Daniel, Wyo., and Mrs. Everett (Mary Jane) CRAWFORD, of Texas; four grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.

Edward F. Erlenbaugh Jr.
Edward Francis ERLENBAUGH Jr., 66, R.R. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake) died at 11:45 a.m. Friday at his home. Although he had been ill for eight years, his death was unexpected.
Born Jan. 10, 1905 in Peru to Edward F. and Nellie EDISON ERLENBAUGH Sr., he had lived in the Nyona Lake community for 38 years. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western railroad at Peru. He was married Sept. 11, 1933 in Spencer, Ind., to Elizabeth Dorothy MIKELS, who survives. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church and the Elks lodge, both of Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Verna KEELEY, of Kimmel, Ind., and Mrs. John (Helen) DANCEY, Peru, and a brother, Paul "Jack" ERLENBAUGH, Peru. A brother, Herman [ERLENBAUGH], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Father Harold WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, May 29, 1971

Hebern Caudill
Hebern CAUDILL, 44, of near Disko, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of injuries suffered when he was hit by a pickup truck at 5:25 a.m. today as he stood on Ind. 114, two miles east of Akron.
Doctors at the hospital said Mr. Caudill died of massive injuries and shock from loss of blood, according to Sheriff Homer CARR. He suffered a compound fracture of the left leg, lacerations on the right leg, right hand and left arm, and a deep laceration of the scalp.
The driver of the truck, Robert L. THOMPSON, 75, Akron, suffered bruises and abrasions. He did not require hospitalization.
Sheriff Carr said that Caudill had been driving a car east on Ind. 114 and stopped it on the south berm, next to the pavement, for an unknown reason. He got out of the car and walked across the road to the westbound lane.
Thompson was driving west and as he rounded a curve near the Rock Lake road he first saw the car parked on the south side of the road, to his left. The truck went into loose gravel on the north berm and then Thompson saw Caudill standing in the westbound lane.
Thompson lost control of his truck at this point. It came back onto the highway and its left front corner hit Caudill. The truck continued across the road and traveled 140 feet, going off the north side and hitting a small tree.
Sheriff Carr said it has not been determined why Caudill stopped his car, but the sheriff said the car's battery was dead when he checked it while investigating the accident.
Caudill is the eighth person to died in a Fulton county traffic accident this year and was the second fatality this month.
Mr. Caudill was born Nov. 28, 1926 in Riceville, Ky., to Archie M. and Mary E. HACKWORTH CAUDILL. He had lived at his home east of Akron near Disko for 19 years, moving there from Kentucky. He was an employee of the Woodruff Construction company of Michigan City. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Warsaw American Legion post.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Lina Ellen CAUDILL, Peru; a son, Fred [CAUDILL], with the U.S. Air Force; the parents, of Disko; three sisters, Mrs. Thermon (Ruby) HACKWORTH, Tazewell, Va.; Mrs. Jack (Lena) CAUDILL, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Charles (Veta) HOLLE, North Manchester; three brothers, Chester [CAUDILL], Claypool, Herschel [CAUDILL], Pierceton, and Archie [CAUDILL] Jr., Silver Lake.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fose Hill United Baptist church, six miles northwest of North Manchester, with the Rev. Charles SALVAGE officiating. Burial willl be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Monday until noon Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, May 31, 1971

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, June 1, 1971

Joe I. Morris
Joe I. MORRIS, 86, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Wabash county hospital at Wabash. He had been ill two years.
Born Jan. 6, 1885, in Fulton county, he was the son of Monroe and Amanda WHITTENBERGER MORRIS. His marriage was in 1908, to Ella PARKER, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Akron and Gilead communities, he was a member of the Gilead United Methodist church, Gilead Masonic lodge and the Gilead O.E.S.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Marie) KERLIN, R.R. 2, Silver Lake; three sons, Nelson [MORRIS], R.R. 2, Macy; Merlin [MORRIS] R.R. 1, Akron; Alden [MORRIS], of R.R. 1, Macy; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, James [MORRIS], of Argos, Robert [MORRIS], Lapaz, Walter [MORRIS], Mishawaka; one sister, Mrs. Retha MALADY, South Bend. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gilead United Methodist church. The Revs. Lowell BURRIS and Archie McDOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron and at the church one hour prior to services. The Gilead Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 9 p.m. today.

Emma Babcock
Mrs. Emma BABCOCK died Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Miller nursing home, where she had been a patient the past two weeks. In ill health the past five months, she resided at R.R. 3, Rochester with a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Ella) COOK. Mrs. Babcock was 95 years of age.
Born Jan. 22, 1876, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Ezekiel and Mary MILLER OVERMYER and had spent most of her life in this community. Her marriage was Feb. 22, 1897, to Floyd BABCOCK, who died July 7, 1953. Mrs. Babcock was a member of the Whippoorwill community church.
Also surviving are another daughter, Mrs. John (Ethel) SOKOLOWSKI, Milwaukee; six grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren and forty-two great-great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Whippoorwill church with the Rev. Ron HEIBNER officiating. 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. Wednesday until 11:30 a.m. Thursday and at the church an hour before the service.

Lula A. Gibson
Mrs. Lula A. GIBSON, 92, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill two months.
She was born March 10, 1879, in Mississippi. Her marriage was March 10, 1898, at Ackerman, Miss., to the Rev. John O. GIBSON. He preceded in death in 1948. She had resided in this area two years, moving from Mississippi.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Annie B. RICE, Rochester; Mrs. Bertha HAYES and Mrs. Osie BREWINGTON, both of Indianola, Miss.; five sons, Harry GIBSON, Helena, Ark.; John [GIBSON], Los Angeles, Cal.; Samuel [GIBSON], Detroit, Mich.; Robert [GIBSON], Prairie View, Texas, and George [GIBSON], of Chicago, and twenty-nne grandchildren.
Final rites are pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver where friends may call.

Glen K. Hatfield
Glen K. HATFIELD, 61, Akron, died unexpectedly at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at Lake Sixteen, west of Akron. He had been ill three years.
Born June 8, 1909, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Vern and Clara EBER HATFIELD. His marriage was Aug. 22, 1927, in Rochester, to Ina SWARTZLANDER, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Akron community, he was a retired employee of the Frank's Manufacturing company at Mentone.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Doug (Joyce) MOORE, Akron; two sons, William [HATFIELD], of Akron, and Tom [HATFIELD], Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Delson (Freda) MORRIS, R.R. 1, Macy; one brother, Gerald HATFIELD, North Manchester. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Albert DUKE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Arnold R. Miller
Final rites were conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Calvery Lutheran church at Plymouth for Arnold R. MILLER, 58, R.R. 1, Plymouth, who died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at Parkview hospital at Plymouth. The Rev. Donald GARVIEW officiated. Burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. The Grossman funeral home in Argos was in charge of arrangements.
Born Feb. 12, 1913, at Indianapolis, he was the son of Homer and Helen MILLER. His marriage was Nov. 25, 1937, at Dayton, O., to Marcile LELAND, who survives. A veteran of World War II, he had resided in the Plymouth area since 1945, moving from Dayton. He was an employee of Wagner Industries in Plymouth and a member of the Calvary Lutheran church there.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Carol) KALIN Jr., Fort Wayne, and Suzanne [MILLER], at home; two sons, Dan MILLER, of Plymouth, and Richard [MILLER], of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Henry HERBST, Dayton, O.

Wednesday, June 2, 1971

Roger K. Wilson
Roger K. WILSON, 18, Converse, a native of Rochester, died at 6:55 a.m. today in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital. Death was unexpected; he had become ill May 22 and was taken to Marion General hospital the next day, being transferred to the Fort Wayne hospital Tuesday. Results of an autopsy are being awaited.
Born March 5, 1953 in Rochester, he was the son of Charles C. and Mary Louise CROUSSORE WILSON. The family moved from Tiosa to Converse five years ago. He was to have graduated from Oak Hill high school May 28 and had enlisted in the U. S. Army.
Surviving are the father; a brother, Charles D. WILSON, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Rick (Betty Jean) SHEDLOCK, Rochester, and Miss Pamela Sue WILSON, Converse; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The mother died Oct. 14, 1965.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Marshall HAYDEN of Converse officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 3, 1971

James M. Jackson
James M. JACKSON, 63, 917 Jefferson steeet, died at 8 a.m. today at his residence following a two year illness. Death was attributed to lateral schlerosis.
Born Feb. 7, 1909, in Fulton, he was the son of John W. and Margaret JACKSON. His marriage was Jan. 5, 1948, in Rochester, to Fern N. BROWN, who survives. A lifetime resident of this area, he had retired from 25 years of operating service stations here. He had operated the Jackson's Standard station and the Jackson Shell station at the Kroger location, and the Phillips 66 station at 916 Main street. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges, the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Masonic lodge at Fulton.
Surviving with his wife are a sister, Mrs. Joe (Glenn) PARMAN, Fulton. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Vernon A. LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday where Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to a favorite charity.

Blaine Hurst
Blaine HURST, 81, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.
A lifetime resident of the Macy community, he was born May 2, 1890, in Allen township, the son of James and Romania C. HOOVER HURST. His marriage was Sept. 2, 1920, in Roanoke to Edna K. McFADDEN. She preceded him in death in 1968. A retired farmer, he was a graduate of Rochester Normal college and a member of the Macy United Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Phillip P. HURST, R.R. 2, Macy, and a daughter, Mrs. Jane CELL, Defiance, O.; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth QUICK, Macy; Mrs. Nina RICHARDSON, Orman Beach, Fla., and Mrs.Esther HAINES, Boca Raton, Fla.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain funeral home. The Revs. Arthur HICKS and James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 4, 1971

Wilburn L. Roberts
Fulton county's traffic death toll for 1971 soared to nine-the most since 1965-at 11:10 p.m. Thursday with the death in a two-car crash near Akron of Wilburn L. ROBERTS, 53, Silver Lake, operator of Gulf service stations in Rochester and Argos.
Mr. Roberts died of a broken neck, according to Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner.
Injured was the driver of the other car, Joe ANKROM, 27, Silver Lake, an employee of Roberts at the Rochester Gulf station, 14th and Main streets. He suffered a fractured breastbone, lacerations on his nose and right eyelid and was in shock when taken to Woodlawn hospital.
The accident occurred on Ind. 19 three miles north of Akron-just south of an "S" jog in the highway near Fulton County Road 200 North.
Sheriff Homer CARR, Deputy Earl VANCE and State Trooper Earl McCULLOUGH, the investigating officers, have been unable to talk with Ankrom at the hospital, but Carr said apparently this is what happened:
Roberts was driving a 1965 Rambler south on Ind. 19, with Ankrom behind him in a 1964 Buick. Roberts lost control of his car for an unknown reason and it went off the west side of the road, hit two trees, went into a spin and came back onto the road.
Ankrom's car hit Roberts' car in the right side. Roberts' car continued to spin and went off the west side of the road again, backwards. Ankrom's car went off the east side of the road.
Roberts' body was taken to the Haupert funeral home in Akron and is to be removed to the Eliott funeral home in Oxford, Miss.
Mr. Roberts had lived in Silver Lake about five years. He is survived by his wife, Elsie [ROBERTS], at home, and by his mother and a sister, both in Memphis, Tenn. He was a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Roberts is the third person to die in a Fulton county traffic accident in the last 14 days and his death pushed the county well ahead of the traffic toll rate in 1965, the last year in which as many as nine persons were killed.
The 1965 total was nine, with the ninth fatality occurring on Nov. 28 from an accident that occurred three days earlier.

Charles L. Benedict
Charles Leon BENEDICT, 91, Miller nursing home, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday in the Miller nursing home.
Born Oct. 15, 1879, in Union township, he was the son of John B. and Charity Ann SAMPSEL BENEDICT. His marriage was in 1950 to Janie SUTTON, who survives. A retired barber, he had resided in Macy 10 years prior to moving to the nursing home in 1964. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at macy, Macy O.E.S., Rochester Royal Arch, Council Commandary in Peru and the Scottish Rite in Miami, Fla.
Surviving with his wife are one brother, Ross BENEDICT, Peru; a sister, Mrs. Grace DORAN, Peru; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Zelma) NORMAN, Macy and Mrs. Loren (Beulah) CONNER, also of Macy. Six brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John L. Thompson
John L. "Loren" THOMPSON, 66, South Bend, died at 2 p.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital at South Bend. He had been ill three weeks.
Born April 14, 1905, at Argos, he was the son of John L. and Anna McCLISH THOMPSON. His marriage was in July, 1938, to Ruth E. WHITE. She died in 1967. A retired employee of the Studebaker corporation in South Bend, he had resided there 30 years.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald L. and George L. THOMPSON, both of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Kay REININGER, North Liberty, and Mrs. Carol CLINGENPEEL, Hudson, Fla.; nine grandchildren; one brother, Gail THOMPSON, of Argos.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Hay funeral home at 1201 South Michigan street in South Bend. The Rev. Ray STAUFFER will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

George D. Beatty
George Dewey BEATTY, 73, R.R. 2, Bryant, died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday at his residence. He had been ill 1 1/2 years.
Born June 6, 1898, in Sharpesville, he was the son of Charles and Amanda CRAFT BEATTY. His marriage ws Feb. 1, 1921, to Fannie THOMAS. She preceded in death in 1948. His second marriage was in 1951, in Rocheter, to Bessie SAVAGE. She died in 1966.
Surviving are two sons, Richard BEATTY, Carmel, and George BEATTY, Savannah, Ga.; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Rose BUTTERFIELD, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Charles BEATTY, Massachusetts; Mrs. Nancy HEFFELMIRE, Bryant; Mrs. Helen HIATT, Richardson, Texas; four brothers, Robert BEATTY, Arcadia; William BEATTY and Ernest BEATTY, both of Sharpesville; Robert BEATTY, Arcadia; Dallas BEATTY, California; one sister, Mrs. Cora KRUPP, Sharpesville, and fifteen grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Leatherman and Morris funeral home in Tipton. The Rev. Donald BIESTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Jackson cemetery at Tipton. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 5, 1971

Buril Damron
The year 1971, less than half over, has become the most deadly on Fulton county roads since 1964 with the death this morning in a motorcycle crash of Buril DAMRON, 21, 1619 Indiana avenue, Rochester.
It was the second fatal traffic accident in the county in less than 72 hours and was the 10th of the year, putting 1971 into a tie for the second worst traffic death year in the county's history.
The time of the accident has not been established. The Fulton county sheriff's office was notified of the crash at 2:30 a.m. today.
Damron, a passenger on a 1969 Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by John J. BRUBAKER, 19, R.R. 3, died of a ruptured aorta artery, according to Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner.
Damron was a private in the Army who was listed as Away Without Leave from Fort Polk, Va., according to the Peru state police post.
Brubaker suffered a broken right arm, injured right shoulder and back, and lacerations on his left arm and thumb. He was taken to Woodlawn hospital and then transferred to South Bend Memorial hospital, where he was listd in "good" condition this morning.
The accident occurred on the Old Fort Wayne Road 3 1/2 miles east of Rochester, two-tenths of a mile east of County Road 450 East.
State Trooper Earl McCULLOUGH and Deputy Sheriff Earl VANCE, the investigating officers, said Brubaker was going east at about 55 mph when he failed to negotiate a slight curve in the road. The 'cycle left the road on the north side, went 60 feet and hit a utility pole. It traveled another 18 feet before coming to a stop.
The officers said that Brubaker told them the following:
Brubaker was going about 55 mph when Damron tried to get him to go faster. When Brubaker refused, Damron reached around him and took hold of the throttle of the motorcycle. Brubaker tried to shove Damron's hand off the throttle and in doing so he lost control of the vehicle and it went off the road.
The 10 traffic fatality deaths this year ties 1971 and 1964 for second place in number of such deaths in Fulton county. However, the death pace this year is far ahead of 1964, because at this time of year in 1964, there had been only two deaths.
A triple-fatality crash, followed by two double-death accidents, shot the 1964 total to nine by July 27 and a 10th death occurred on Oct. 11.
Fulton county's worst year for traffic fatalities was 1963 when 12 persons were killed, three in one accident and the other nine in separate crashes. All of this year's fatalities have been in different accidents. Thus, 1971 has tied 1963 for number of fatal crashes, although it is two behind in number of persons killed.
Damron was born Nov. 21, 1949 in Rochester to Bert and Audie HOWARD DAMRON. He was married Sept. 30, 1967 in Rochester to Beverly BARNETT.
Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly and Melissa [DAMRON], both of Rochester; the father; seven sisters, Mrs. Steve (Judes) CROUSSORE, Mrs. Richard (Beatrice) GILLILAND, Mrs. Ed (Lottie) SMOKER, Mrs. Jo (Ellen) MORROW and Mrs. Marty (Sue) SHUEY, all of Rochester; Mrs. Harold (Annie) LEWIS, Perrysburg, and Mrs. David (Dottie) MAYHEW, Warsaw; two brothers, Carl DAMRON and Dewey DAMRON, both of Rochester. The mother died March 9, 1971.
Last rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 7, 1971

Margaret E. Sallee
Mrs. Margaret E. SALLEE, 87, Akron, died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday in the National nursing home. She had been a patient 14 months and ill one year.
Born July 3, 1883, in Shelby county, Ky., she was the daughter of Clay and Eliza CRANMER HANCOCK. Her marriage was March 5, 1903, in Waddy, Ky., to Gordon SALLEE. He preceded her in death in 1956. Mrs. Sallee had resided in Akron since 1955, moving from Galveston. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Florence) McBROOM, Akron; a son, William [SALLEE], of Kokomo; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. William (Isabelle) YOUNT, Shelbyville, Ky. Three sons and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Forrest Funk
Forrest FUNK, 65, 130 East 10th street, died at 8 a.m. today at his residence. He was a retired employee of the Rochester Metal Products company.
Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Rev. Albert E. Worl
The Rev. Albert E. WORL, 83, former Kewanna resident, died at 4 a.m. Saturday at the Christian Home in Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, Tenn.
A retired Christian church minister and rural mail carrier, the Rev. Worl was born June 1, 1888, near New Castle. His first marriage was to Orpha J. WILSON who preceded him in death in 1967. His second marriage was to Bertha GRAHAM who survives. He had served as minister to churches in Royal Center, Spring Creek and Plymouth.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Violet OVERMYER, Kewanna; two sons, Robert R. WORL, Indianapolis, and Ralph R. WORL, Dallas, Tex.; three step-sons; two step-daughters; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bessie CROSS, New Castle. Two sons and one daughter preceded in death.
Graveside rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Pleasant Hill cemetery north of Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 8, 1971

William H. Lowry
William H. LOWRY, 90, R.R. 2, Culver, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born April 22, 1881, near the Hibbard community, he was the son of Martin and Aliza COLEMAN LOWRY. A lifetime resident of the Culver community, his marriage was March 19, 1904, near Culver, to Blanche WICKIZER. She preceded in death in 1960. Mr. Lowry was a lifetime farmer.
Surviving are three sons, Garlan [LOWRY], of Warsaw; Coleman [LOWRY], Plymouth, and Arnold [LOWRY], Culver; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frances (Halley) COWEN, of Argos. a son and a daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Thomas C. ROUGH will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 9, 1971

Jeannette Bain
Mrs. Jeannette BAIN, 70, Martinsville, died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Bloomington hospital following a three-week illness. She was the mother of Mrs. Donald FROUNFELTER, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Surviving with the daughter are five grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Holmes and Son funeral home in Martisnsville. Burial will be in Martinsville. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Forrest Funk
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Forrest FUNK, 65, 130 East 10th street, who died Monday morning at his residence.
Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mildred C. Lindvall
Miss Mildred C. LINDVALL, 67, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Miller nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born April 28, 1904, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Axel and Anna KJELLBERG LINDVALL. She had resided in Culver 16 years, oving from Chicago. She retired from teaching school in 1966. She had taught in the Chicago school system from 1927 to 1955 and in the Culver schools 11 years. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Culver, the Trinity Guild of the church and the Indiana State Teachers association.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Alma LINDVALL, Chicago, and Mrs. Adrian (Esther) SNAPP, Culver; two brothers, Lawrence "Larry" LINDVALL and Robert LINDVALL, both of Culver, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Trinity Lutheran church in Culver. The Rev. Vernon KNIGHT will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the building fund of the Trinity Lutheran church in Culver.

Thursday, June 10, 1971 to Friday, June 11, 1971

[no obits]

Saturday, June 12, 1971

Mabel Long
Mrs. Virgil (Mabel) LONG, 163 Fulton avenue, died this morning at her residence. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, June 14, 1971

Mabel Long
Final rites were at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Mabel Irene LONG, 62, 163 North Fulton avenue, who died Saturday morning at her residence. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Born Jan. 23, 1909, in Fulton county, to Alvin and Harriett WALTERS KALE. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1932, to Virgil E. LONG, who survives. She was a lifetime resident of this community and had been ill two years.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Lovine) SMITH, Peru; Mrs. Jesse (Mary L.) BILLINGSLEY and Mrs. Judith I. GAMBEL, both of Rochester; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jake MILLER and Mrs. Claude JOHNSON, both of Rochester; three brothers, Walter KALE, Rochester; Paul KALE, Hobart, and Charles [KALE], of South Bend. Five sisters preceded in death.

Hurshel Drudge
Hurshel DRUDGE, 76, R.R. 1, Claypool, died early Sunday morning at his home.
He was born Jan. 1, 1895 in Laketon to Frank and Marietta HELSER DRUDGE and had resided at his present home 52 years. He was married in 1919 to Vevil KERN. He was a farmer, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Church of the Brethren, the American Legion at Warsaw and the World War I Barracks of Warsaw.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, Kenneth [DRUDGE], Warsaw, and Lester [DRUDGE], Silver Lake; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ray (Edna) BLOOM, Warsaw.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Allen W. Pierce and
Betty J. Pierce
Mr. and Mrs. Allen W. PIERCE, Columbus, Miss., were killed Sunday evening in Columbus in a two-car accident. Mrs. Pierce is the former Betty J. WEIDNER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. PONTIUS, R.R. 5, Rochester, and the sister of Mrs. Fritz (Bette) HEINZMAN and Bertha L. TROSPER, both of Rochester.
Also surviving are four children; the parents of Mr. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Allen PIERCE, of Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Columbus, Miss.

Tuesday, June 15, 1971

Artie A. Zehner
Mrs. Artie A. ZEHNER, 70, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill a short time and admitted to the hospital Sunday.
Born Aug. 7, 1900, in Tipton county, she was the daughter of Edward E. and Dora Ellen BENNETT WOOLDRIDGE. Her marriage was in October, 1920, to Earl ZEHNER, who survives. A resident of the Argos community 45 years, she moved there from Culver. She attended the Argos Congregational Christian church and was a member of the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid society.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Virginia) MILLER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Doris EMMONS, Bremen; three sons, Robert ZEHNER, South Bend; Garland and Gerald [ZEHNER], both of Argos; sixteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jeannette ROCKSTROH, Elkhart, and Mrs. Edna DICKSON, Rochester; three brothers, Clifford WOOLDRIDGE, Culver; Donald WOOLDRIDGE, Lapaz, and Robert WOOLDRIDGE, U.S. Air Force. Two brothers and one grandson preceded in death. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Max Click
Max CLICK, 44, Denver, died unexpectedly at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. Death was attributed to an apparent heart attack.
Born Sept. 4, 1926, in Cass county, he was the son of Ernest and Clarissa BUTTON CLICK. His marriage was Jan. 22, 1948, in Denver, to Barbara HAY, who survives. Mr. Click was office manager for the McGill Lumber company at Peru and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Denver Baptist church, Mexico Masonic lodge and served as assistant fire chief of the Denver volunteer fire department.
Also surviving are two sons, Jack CLICK, U.S. Air Force, and Terry CLICK, of Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Connie DOUD, East Lansing, Mich., and Susan CLICK, at home; one grandchild; five [sic] brothers, Wayne, Donald, Robert and Russell CLICK, all of Denver; three sisters, Mrs. Mary RAMSEY, Denver; Mrs. Hazel SUTTON and Mrs. Martha AULT, both of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the MaCain funeral home. The Rev. Oral DUCKWORTH will officiate. Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery in Denver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Keith Cessna
Gerald Keith CESSNA, 61, Elkhart, a native of Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital after an illness of several months.
He was a former employee of Banner Homes and the Elkhart Moulding company in Elkhart, where he had resided the last 30 years.
Born Nov. 13, 1909 to Lemuel and Hattie MYERS CESSNA, he moved to Elkhart from Rochester. He was married Dec. 14, 1945 in Logansport to Ona LONG who survives. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Duane and Gary [CESSNA], both of Elkhart; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Minnie) ALEXANDER, Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Alma) DAVIS, Newport Beach, Cal., and Mrs. John (Doris) MORTIMORE, Moore Haven, Fla.; three brothers, John and Otto CESSNA of Rochester and Dale CESSNA of St. Paul, Minn., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 16, 1971

Mrs. Ralph Stites
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Laird funeral home in Amboy for Mrs. Ralph STITES, Santa Fe, who died Monday of a heart attack. Mrs. Stites was the sister of Mrs. Scott SAVAGE of Rochester. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru.

Emma Foglesong
Emma FOGLESONG, 81, Kewanna, died at her home at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Born Sept. 15, 1889 in Logansport, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ZEIDERS. She was married to Donald FOGLESONG June 9, 1912 in Logansport; he died in 1964. She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church; the WSCS of the church; was a 50-year member of the Kewanna Rebekah lodge; and belonged to the Past Noble Grands club, and the Worthwhile Extension club. Surviving are a brother, two nieces and three nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday. Rebekah services will be at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Thursday, June 17, 1971

[no obits]

Friday, June 18, 1971

Kermit D. Biddinger
Kermit Durr BUDDINGER, longtime teacher and coach in Fulton county schools and the assistant principal of Rochester middle school, died unexpectedly this morning after suffering a heart attack in Silver Lake. He was 60 years of age.
Mr. Biddinger and his wife were in Silver Lake on business when he was stricken about 9 o'clock today. He was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital.
A teacher for 42 years and a coach for 32 of those years, Mr. Biddinger had resided on his farm in the Bethlehem community of Newcastle township for 38 years.
He was coach and teacher at Talma school for 14 years, principal of the former Burton elementary schol for 14 years, and went to Rochester junior high school as sixth grade principal when all Rochester Community Schools pupils in that grade were assigned to the former Rochester high school building. When the Junior high became Rochester middle school with the assimilation of sixth, seventh and eighth grade pupils into one program, Mr. Biddinger became middle high assistant principal.
Mr. Biddinger also was a former member of the Fulton county library board of trustees, serving on the board for 26 years. During that time, the library building underwent considerable physical improvements, including air conditioning when Mr. Biddinger was president of the board.
He also was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, Rochester Lions club, Manitou Pony Trotting association, National Education association and Indiana State Teachers association. He was a former menber of the Fulton County 4-H Fair Board and had been a 4-H club leader.
Mr. Biddinger was a graduate of the former Leiters Ford high school, the former Central Normal university at Danville, Ind., and of Manchester college.
A native of Leiters Ford, he was born Aug. 4, 1910 to Cleave and Margaret DURR BIDDINGER. He was married July 27, 1933 in Rochester to Allene EMMONS.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Virgil [BIDDINGER], Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Eugene (Carol) LECHLER, Homassa, Fla.; a brother, Robert [BIDDINGER], of Cromwell, Ind.; a nephew, Fredrick LECHLER, Tampa, Fla.; two nieces, Mrs. Dan (Joyce) COX, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Sharon) SPEEDWELL, Crestwood, Ill, and an uncle Guy DURR, Rochester.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers 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 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 19, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, June 21, 1971

Maude Sowers
Mrs. Maude SOWERS, 90, Macy, died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill one year and a patient two weeks.
Born April 24, 1881, in Cass county, she was the daughter of Frederick and Susan COX AULT. Her marriage was March 4, 1920, to W. Earl SOWERS. He preceded in death in October, 1963. She attended the Christian church at Macy.
Surviving are three nieces; a cousin, Mrs. Delbert NUTT, R.R. 5, Rochester, and other cousins.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 22, 1971

Ralph Arnold
Ralph "Biggy" ARNOLD, 73, former Rochester resident, died last week in Denver, Colo. He was a cousin to Miss Helen GAUMER, Rochester. Burial was in Denver.

Herman W. Bowman
Herman W. BOWMAN, 42, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 4:20 a.m. today at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. He had been ill six months.
Born Aug. 16, 1928, in Cass county, he was the son of Herman W. and Fern BYERS BOWMAN. He had resided in the Akron area 25 years, moving from Miami county. He was an employee of the Norfok and Western railroad and a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges at Rochester.
Surviving are one daughter, Susan [BOWMAN], at home a son, Allen [BOWMAN], also at home; his father, of Peru; one brother, Stephen BOWMAN, Virginia Beach, Va.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday 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. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 23, 1971

Cora E. Lewis
Mrs. Cora Ethel LEWIS, 83, Akron, died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill three weeks.
Born Aug. 21, 1887, in Crill Springs, Ill., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph FOWLER. She had resided in the Akron area 20 years. Her marriage was to Thomas M. LEWIS. He died in 1935. She was a member of the Zion United Methodist church in Bloomfield, Mo.
Also surviving are two sons, James LEWIS, Akron, and Clifford LEWIS, Weingarten, Mo.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Paul [FOWLER], of Fowler, and Glynne [FOWLER], of St. Louis; one sister, Mrs. Morris (Bertha) WILKINSON, of Plymouth.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Chiles-Cooper funeral home in Bloomfield, Mo. Burial will be in the Zions cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Roy L. Gaby
Roy L. GABY, 67, R.R. 1, Argos, died early Tuesday morning at his residence. He had been previously ill with a heart condition.
Born Oct. 30, 1903, in Fulton, he was the son of Daniel and Mattie TOMLINSON GABY. His marriage was Dec. 15, 1934, in Donaldson to Ruth WRIGHT, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided most of his live in Fulton and Marshall counties, except for 15 years spent in Flint, Mich. He was a former member of the Maxinkuckee Methodist church.
Also surviving are four sons, Marvin GABY, Clio, Mich.; The Rev. Waldo GABY, Goshen; Roy GABY, Mishawaka, and Charles GABY, at home; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Eldon (Edna) DUNLAP, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Herbert (Hazel) LUCAS, Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Orville GABY, of Decatur, Ga. One daughter and a son died in infancy.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, June 24, 1971

[no obits]

Friday, June 25, 1971

Walter H. Aughinbaugh
Walter H. AUGHINBAUGH, brother of Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) FANSLER of this city, died Thursday at 4 p.m. in Sarasota, Fla. Last rites are pending at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann.

Saturday, June 26, 1971

Walter H. Aughinbaugh
Funeral services for Walter H. AUGHINBAUGH, brother of Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) FANSLER of Rochester, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Grandstaff funeral home at Roann. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m Sunday. Mr. Aughinbaugh died Thursday in Sarasota, Fla.

Josephine E. Stevens
Mrs. Josephine E. STEVENS, 66, Culver, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after an illness of three days. She had surgery Thursday; death was unexpected.
She was born May 21, 1905 southeast of Culver to Robert and Lillie LOW McFARLAND and had resided all her life in the Culver community. She was married to Roscoe B. STEVENS at Perry, Fla., on Feb. 7, 1947; he survives. She was a former member of the Maxinkuckee United Methodist church and belonged to Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge, of which she was a past noble grand. She was a past deputy president of District 23 of the Rebekah Assembly and was a member of the Emily Jane Culver chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving with the husband are a son and two daughters by a former marriage--Mrs. Edward (Patricia) COLE, Worchester, Mass.; Mrs. Robert (Barbara) FORTH, Pedemont, Cal., and Richard VanSCHOIAK, Niles, Mich. Also surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Irvin (Irma) OVERMYER, Napierville, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Margaret HOUGHTON, Golden, Colo., and three brothers, Nye McFARLAND, Bass Lake, and Dewey McFARLAND, Culver. A son, Michael [STEVENS]; a step-daughter, Ardith STEVENS COWEN; a sister, and five brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday, where Rebekah memorial services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday by the Maxinkuckee lodge.

Gale Edward McIntire
Gale Edward McINTIRE, 4 1/2-month-old son of Mrs. Joan McINTIRE and the late Eldon McINTIRE of Tippecanoe, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the Riley Children's hospital in Indianapolis of a congenital heart defect.
He was born Feb. 4, 1971 in Warsaw. The father died May 5 when he was electrocuted during work.
Surviving with the mother are a sister, Jane Ann [McINTIRE], 5; a brother, Keith [McINTIRE], 3; the paternal grandfather, Floyd McINTIRE, Argos; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles GORDON, Tippecanoe.
Services are tentatively set for Monday. The Rev. John VANDERSTEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. The King Memorial home at Mentone is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, June 28, 1971

Edna C. Newhouse
Mrs. Edna C. NEWHOUSE, 88, Argos, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday in the National Nursing home in Plymouth. She had been ill several months.
Born Dec. 8, 1882, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Henry and Susan IRVIN THOMPSON. Her marriage was in 1913 to Ora J. NEWHOUSE. He preceded in death in February, 1966. She had formerly resided in Green township and was a member of the United Methodist church in Argos.
Surviving are one brother, Ancil THOMPSON, of Cincinnati, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

D. Russell Diveley
[D.] Russell DIVELEY, 76, Grass Creek, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday in Pulaski county hospital in Winamac. He had been ill three years and a patient nine days. Death was attributed to leukemia.
Born March 15, 1895, in Grass Creek, he was the son of William and Martha HIZER DIVELEY. His marriage was Sept. 18, 1920, at St. Jo., Mich., to Mildred E. POWNALL, who survives. Mr. Diveley resided in Royal Center and Logansport prior to living in Grass Creek. He was a member of the United Methodist church at Grass Creek and the Don Moore American Legion Post at Kewanna. He was a veteran of World War I and had been an employee of the Penn Central railroad company. He also worked as an electrician. Mr. and Mrs. Diveley had observed their 50th wedding anniversary last September.
Also surviving are two sons, William Russell [DIVELEY], Wilmington, Del., and Darrell Raymond [DIVELEY], of Belleville, Ill.; three grandsons, Kenneth and Keith [DIVELEY], of Belleville, Ill., and Jonathan [DIVELEY], of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Mrs. Florence ROUCH, Fulton, and Mrs. Violet SIMPSON, West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Edgar [DIVELEY], Stewart, Fla., and George [DIVELEY], Great Falls, Mont., and nieces and nephews. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ronald PRILLIMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Don Moore American Legion Post will conduct military graveside rites.

Tuesday, June 29, 1971

Hal L. Greaf
Hal L. GREAF of Evergreen, Colo., brother of Miss Linda GREAF, former Rochester music teacher, was killed in an accident, it was learned here today. Friends can write Miss Greaf at 611 Walnut street, Portland, Ind.

Stanley Prouty
Word has been received here of the death of [Stanley] PROUTY, former Rochester resident residing the past few years in Eau Gallie, Fla. [He] died Monday at [his] residence in Florida. Mrs. Prouty was the former Othelia THOMPSON and the sister of Leo THOMPSON, R.R. 2, Rochester. Final rites will be Wednesday in Melbourne, Fla.

Maud A. Spangler
Miss Maud A. SPANGLER, 77, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday in the Miller nursing home in Plymouth.
Born Dec. 7, 1893, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of A. R. and Laura MILLISOR SPANGLER. She retired from nursing at the South Bend Memorial hospital and served at Fort Rosencranz, Cal., during World War I. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ruth LOFLAND, West Bradenton, Fla.; two brothers, Clifford [SPANGLER], of Fargo, N.D., and Elmer [SPANGLER], Milwaukee, Wis.
Final rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

John M. Wininger
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Thomas-Murray funeral home in Galveston for John M. WININGER, 22, Twelve Mile, who was killed in Logansport when he swerved his cycle to miss a car and hit a utility pole.
Friends may call at the funeral home in Galveston.

Clarence Williams
Clarence WILLIAMS, former area resident, died early today in Bradenton, Fla.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, June 30, 1971

Clarence Williams
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Clarence Andrew WILLIAMS, 79, West Bradenton, Fla., who died Tuesday in Florida. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Born June 29, 1892, in Fulton, he was the son of Allen and Julie KELLEY WILLIAMS. His marriage was Nov. 25, 1916, to L. Blanche CATON, who survives. He was a resident of West Bradenton 13 years, moving from Battle Creek, Mich. He was an employee of the General Foods corporation while living in Battle Creek.
Also surviving are one daughter, Miss Rosmary WILLIAMS, of West Bradenton, Fla., a brother, Everett WILLIAMS, Gray Court, S.C.; one sister, Mary COSNER, Saginaw, Mich.; two nephews, Joe and Chester WILLIAMS, of Fulton.

Thursday, July 1, 1971

Virgil F. Johnson
Virgil F "Bud" JOHNSON, former Rochester fire chief who was a candidate for mayor in this spring's primary election, died this morning at 4 o'clock at South Bend Memorial hospital, where he had been a patient since June 12. Mr. Johnson, who was 57 years of age, resided at 325 Main street.
Mr. Johnson was second in a three-man race for the Republican nomination as mayor in the May 4 voting, losing to Wayne HITTLE by 284 votes. It was his first political contest.
He had been chief of the Rochester fire department for nine years, serving under three mayors from 1948-57. He first joined the department as a volunteer in 1940. He became associated with the American LaFrance Fire Equipment company in 1957 as a sales representative, continuing in that capacity until his death.
In 1962, Mr. Johnson organized his own firm as well, Hoosier Fire Equipment Inc., with offices here and at Valparaiso.
A lifelong resident of Fulton county, he attended grade school at Grass Creek and graduated from Fulton High school in 1932. The following year he moved to Rochester, where he was associated with his parents in operation of the Johnson Dairy until 1942. Later he owned and operated the Dairy Bar, a restaurant, on East Eighth street.
Born Feb. 27, 1914, at Peru, he was the son of Ford and Marie THOMPSON JOHNSON. His marriage was Sept. 21, 1932, in this city to Meriam LEAVELL, who survives.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the Moose, Elks and Eagles lodges here and belonged to the Indiana Fire Chiefs, International Fire Chiefs, Indiana Fire Fighters and the Indiana Volunteer Fire Fighters associations.
Surviving, besides the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jackie) EILER, Rochester, and Mrs. Nick (Peggy) SWARTZ, Valparaiso; his mother, Mrs. Marie THOMPSON, Rochester; one brother, Vernon "Bill" JOHNSON, Earp, Cal., and seven grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Anne LOWE, preceded in death May 23, 1968.
Last rites will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Louzena Zehner
Mrs. Louzena ZEHNER, 89, Plymouth, died at 3:55 a.m. today in the National nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
A lifetime resident of the Plymouth and Argos areas, she was born Jan. 23, 1882, in Plymouth to Willis and Armeda STEPHENSON. Her marriage was Nov. 12, 1911, to Lawrence ZEHNER. He died in 1948.
Surviving are nieces and nephews; a step-granddaughter, Mrs. Donald (Betty) NEI, Larwill, Ind. A daughter and four brothers 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 Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Stanley Prouty
Final rites were conducted Wednesday in Melbourne, Fla., for Stanley PROUTY, who died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at his residence in Eau Gallie, Fla. His wife is the former Othelia THOMPSON BRUBAKER and is a sister of Leo THOMPSON, R.R. 2, Rochester.

Robert V. Weltzin
Robert V. WELTZIN, 47, Rochester, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. Death was attributed to an apparent heart attack suffered after leaving his work at the Grissom Air Force Base near Peru.
Born April 13, 1924, in Francesville, he was the son of Vernon WELTZIN and Mrs. Julian (Dorothy) BRANDT. His marriage was March 24, 1946, in Rensselaer, to Donna M. RHINEHART, who survives. A veteran of World War II, he had resided here since 1946. He was employed for the past seven years at Grissom Air Force Base as a chief accountant. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church in Rochester and the Rochester American Legion Post.
Also surviving are two sons, Steven B. WELTZIN, at home, and Randal K. WELTZIN, U.S. Airforce at Hickem Field in Hawaii; his parents, the maternal grandfather, Lawrence POUNDSTONE, Rensselaer; one brother, Fred WELTZIN, Royersford, Pa.; four sisters, Mrs. Emmett (Marjean) LOWRY, Francesville; Mrs. Robert (Ruth) WILES, Rensselaer, and Mrs. Jack (Virginia) LEWIS and Mrs. James (June) HORNBACK, both of Monon. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Fulton County Tuberculosis association.

Friday, July 2, 1971

Benjamin H. Baker
Word has been received here of the death of Benjamin H. BAKER, 79, R.R. 1, Bremen. He was the father of Mrs. Charlotte HOLT, of Rochesrter. Final rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Netzen-Glant funeral home in Bremen. Burial will be in the Sandridge cemetery in Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

1st Lt. Stuart M. Binkley
1st Lt. Stuart Marshall BINKLEY, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. John BINKLEY, R.R. 2, Star City, was killed in action Monday in Vietnam. Lt. Binkley was the husband of Mrs. Melody Anne McFARLAND BINKLEY, First Grade teacher at Riddle school last year. Final arrangements are pending at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac.
Robert Weltzin
Full military graveside rites will be conducted by he American Legion and VFW Posts for Robert WELTZIN, 47, Rochester, who died Wednesday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

Saturday, July 3, 1971

Russell M. Paxton
Russell M. PAXTON, 76, Akron, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital after being ill 10 months.
Born to James and Laura PAXTON, he came to Akron from Kosciusko county. He was married to Jessie LANDIS, Feb. 28, 1914 in Warsaw. She died in 1970. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Fred (Charlotte) KEESEY, Akron; Mrs. Ralph (Edna) CURTIS, Indianapolis; Mrs. Wilbur (Neva) STACKHOUSE, Bourbon; Mrs. Gail (Freda) GEIGER, Milford, and Mrs. George (Bonnie) GARBER, North Manchester; four sons, James [PAXTON], Silver Lake; Ed, Earl and Larry [PASTON], Rochester; twenty-nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd [PAXTON], Winamac, and a sister, Mrs. Lula DAVIS, Akron. A son and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Silver Creek Church of God. The Revs. George RESER and Victor YEAGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church one hour before services.

Floyd W. Weakman
Floyd W. WEAKMAN, 57, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Friday at his home of a coronary condition. He had been ill since February. He was employed at the Rochester Metal Products plant.
Born May 29, 1914 in Paper City, Ill., he was the son of Frank and Minnie KEIPER WEAKMAN and had lived here for eight years. He was married Feb. 23, 1940 in Logansport to Hazel BAKER, who survives. He attended the Royal Center United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Carolyn) ULERY, Rochester, and Miss June WEAKMAN, Indianapolis; a son, William F. [WEAKMAN], R.R. 3, Rochester; two granddaughters; a grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Jack (Laura) THOMAS, R.R. 5, Logansport. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Gardens in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, July 5, 1971

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, July 6, 1971

Deloris J. Carpenter
Mrs. Deloris J. CARPENTER, 48, 524 East Ninth street, died at 4:35 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill three years and a patient 16 days.
Born June 25, 1923, in South Bend, she was the daughter of Berl and Dorothy CRUM LOZIER. Her marriage was Sept. 21, 1941, in South Bend, to Emmitt J. CARPENTER, who survives. She had resided here 18 years, moving from South Bend. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and the Tippecanoe River Home Economics club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Sharon) BROWN, Mentone; two sons, Kent E. CARPENTER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; and Devonne CARPENTER, Rochester; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dale (Beverly) BLACKFORD, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Jay (Meril) WEIDEMAN, of Plymouth.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Maurice B. KENT will officiate. Burial will be in the Park cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Leora O. Antonides
Mrs. Leora O. ANTONIDES, 86, Argos, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born March 12, 1885, near Bremen, she was the daughter of Asa and Loemma GROSE ROOSE. Her marriage was to Lorenzo W. ANTONIDES on March 12, 1921. He died in 1954. She had lived most of her life in the Argos area and was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) YOUNG, Chesterton; a son, Russell R. [ANTONIDES], R.R. 2, Etna Green; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha PUTERBAUGH and Mrs. Fern NELLANS, both of Argos.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dora B. Herrick
Final rites were conducted at 10 a.m. today in the Presbyterian church at Pulaski for Mrs.Dora B. HERRICK, 95, Akron, who died at 8 p.m. Saturday at her residence. The Revs. Arthur KORTELING and Claude FAWNS officiated. Burial was in the Presbyterian cemetery at Pulaski. The Haupert funeral home at Akron was in charge of arrangements.
Born March 17, 1876, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of John and Jane TAYLOR DECKER. Her marriage was to Benjamin F. HERRICK. He died in 1935. She had resided in the Akron area 36 years and was the last remaining charter member of the Presbyterian church in Pulaski. She was a member of the Akron Eastern Star.
Surviving are three sons, Dr. Charles L. HERRICK, Akron; Everett [HERRICK], of Margaretsville, N.Y., and Chester [HERRICK], of Fruitvale, Ida.; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Nina) KISTLER, Springfield, Ill., and Mrs. Thelma LEGO, Constantine, Mich.; twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren. Two daughters and one son preceded in death.

Lillie Earl
Mrs. Lillie EARL, 76, LaPorte, former Rochester resident, died Saturday in LaPoarte hospital.
Born Aug. 19, 1895, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Roy and Della EMMONS GORDON. Her marriage was to Harry B. EARL who preceded her in death. Mrs. Earl was reared in Rochester and attended Rochester schools.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pauline LINDEMAN, Orange, Cal., Mrs. Maxine THOMPSON and Mrs. Peggy PLIS, both of LaPorte; one sister, Mrs. Margaret "Peg" VOORHEES, Lake Manitou; a brother, Fred E. GORDON, Ormond Beach, Fla.
Final rites will be Tuesday at the Cutler funeral home in LaPorte. Burial will be in LaPorte.

Ruth L. Kuhn
Mrs. Ruth L. KUHN, 65, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday in the Chase-Manor nursing home in Logansport.
Born Jan. 27, 1906, in Cass county, she was the daughter of Samuel and Adie KING CRIMMINS. Her marriage was to Andrew KUHN in 1926. He survives. She was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, James DOYLE, of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Maurine YOUNG, Rockville, Md.; two brothers, Harold CRIMMINS, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, and Leo CRIMMINS, R.R. 1, Lucerne; one sister, Mrs. Mary POWLEN, Burrows, and four grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. R. WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Society.

Walter H. Aughinbaugh
Final rites were June 28 in the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann for Walter Harold AUGHINBAUGH, who died June 24 in Sarasota, Fla. Burial was in the Graceland Memorial cemetery at Valparaiso.
Born Sept. 28, 1895, in the Mt. Zion neighborhood, he was the son of Charles C. and Olive May KEELING AUGHINBAUGH. His marriage was to Mabel May GRANDSTAFF in 1916. Mr. Aughinbaugh had spent most of his life in Fulton county. He moved to Sarasota, Fla. in 1964. He previously had resided in Walkerton and while there was an employee of the Studebaker corporation. He was a member of the United Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Gordon [AUGHINBAUGH], of Palos Verdes Estates, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Doris Lee) DYE, Peru; one brother, Byron C. AUGHINBAUGH, Sun City, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Art (Dorothy) FANSLER, Rochester; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Six brothers and five sisters preceded in death.

Wednesday, July 7, 1971

Frederick H. Romig
Final rites were Monday in the Hollis funeral home in South Bend for Frederick Harlan ROMIG, 64, South Bend, who died Friday night in Memorial hospital in South Bend of wounds suffered during a robbery in his home. Burial was in the Athens cemetery. A native of Macy, he was a mechanic for Romy Hammes Fordland in South Bend. His marriage was May 16, 1927, in Rochester to Jessie O. BRYANT, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, a sister, seven grandchildren and one brother.

Thursday, July 8, 1971 to Friday, July 9, 1971

[no obits]

Saturday, July 10, 1971

Mrs. Edward Walsh
Mrs. William WALSH and daughter of South Bend, were here [Kewanna] Saturday for the burial of her sister, Mrs. Edward WALSH, a former resident of this community. She died in South Bend and was buried in St. Ann's Catholic cemetery, near Kewanna. They stopped for a short visit with relatives.

Harry R. Cornish
The body of Harry Robert CORNISH, 45, Warsaw, who killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning apparently last June 24, was found in a car behind a barn on a farm in the northeast corner of Fulton county at 11:45 a.m. Friday.
Dr. F. Richard WALTON, Fulton county deputy coroner, said the state of decomposition of the body indicated that Cornish took his life the same day he was reported by his wife as missing -- June 24.
Cornish had put together sections of vacuum cleaner hose, taped one end to the car's exhaust pipe and put the other end inside the car, State Police Detective Sgt. Donald SMITH of Fulton reported.
Relatives said Cornish had been despondent about ill health and marital problems.
The care was spotted by David R. UTTER, R.R. 2, Rochester, who found the body and reported it to police.
Investigating with Sgt. Smith and Dr. Walton were State Police Detective Sgt. Robert BURNS, Peru post; Fulton County Deputy Sheriff Earl VANCE, and the Kosciusko county sheriff's department.

Monday, July 12, 1971

J. Earl Clark
J. Earl CLARK, 40, R.R. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 3 p.m. Sunday at his residence of a heart attack. He had been ill one year.
Mr. Clark was superintendent of the Rochester Street department since last November and a member of the department eight years. He was born Dec. 18, 1930, at Athens, to Ruel CLARK and Bertha McGEE PFLEDDERER. His marriage was March 12, 1949, in Fort Wayne, to Louise SMITH, who survives. He was a member of the United Methodist church at Athens and the Eagles lodge in Rochester.
Also surviving are four sons, Kent, Ricky and Ronnie [CLARK], all at home, and Earl Wayne [CLARK], with the U.S. Army, Union Lake, Mich.; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Ed PFLEDDERER, R.R. 1, Kewanna; one brother, George CLARK, Rochester; one half-sister, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) THOMAS, Rochester; four half-brothers, John L. O'CONNOR Jr., Warsaw; John SWEET, Rochester; Jerry BEAIRD, Rochester, and Cyrus BEAIRD, R.R. 1, Kewanna. His father, a brother and one half-sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Ronald L. Tilden
Ronald L. TILDEN, 30, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru following an extended illness. He had been a patient 10 days.
Born Sept. 22, 1940, in Miami county, he was the son of Henry and Edith HARTZLER TILDEN. He had lived his entire life in the Macy community and was a member of the Emanuel United Methodist church.
Surviving with his parents is a brother, Dennis [TILDEN], R.R. 1, Macy.
Private services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Enterprise [Tombaugh] cemetery. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home and the family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Gateway school at Peru.

Guy C. Durr
Guy C. DURR, 82, Rochester, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Tuesday.
Born Oct. 8, 1888, in Monterey, he was the son of Albert V. and Mary Alice WIDEMAN DURR. He had resided here since 1953, moving from South Bend. A veteran of World War I, he was a retired employee of the Studebaker corporation in South Bend.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mary E. HOLST, Washington, D.C.; one brother, Carl Albert DURR, of Oregon, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30- p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Pearl Starner
Mrs. Pearl STARNER, 81, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 4 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 4, 1889, in Carroll county, she was the daughter of Frank and Anna ASHBY ROHRABAUGH. Her marriage was Aug. 3, 1918, in Marshall county, to Brada STARNER. He died April 29, 1958. She had resided in the Walnut Church of the Brethren community 58 years. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and the Walnut Home Economics club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Warren (Annabelle) GROMAN, Fort Wayne; a son, Glen STARNER, Calumet City, Ill.; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Vivian REED, Bourbon; Mrs. Uda MAXWELL, Warren, and Mrs. Ona HUMBARGER, Flora. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Paul LANTIS and Roy RICHEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, July 13, 1971

Laila Sipe
Mrs. Laila SIPE, former Kewanna resident, died Sunday morning at the Methodist Home in Franklin where she had been a resident. She was the sister of the late Clyde ELSTON of Kewanna and a former teacher at Shortridge high school in Indianapolis. Burial was in Indianapolis.

Wednesday, July 14, 1971

Robert C. Mitchell
Final rites were June 4, in Los Angeles, Cal., for Robert C. MITCHELL, 73, Fulton county native who died June 1 in Los Angeles. He was a cousin of Fred MITCHELL Sr. and Mrs. Grace BARRETT, both of Rochester. Surviving are his wife, one sister and nieces and nephews. Burial was in Los Angeles.

Glorvina E. Alexander
Mrs. Glorvina E. ALEXANDER, 72, North Webster, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday in Goshen General hospital. She had been ill since April.
A former Rochester resident, she was born Jan. 29, 1899, in Rawson, O. Her marriage was in Muncie in 1922, to Arthur ALEXANDER, who survives. She had resided in North Webster 15 years, moving from Rochester. She was a member of the North Webster United Methodist church and the Rochester Order of Eastern Star.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lynn OVERMYER, Marion, and Mrs. William KECKLER, Portland, O.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Helen ANDERSON, North Webster.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the North Webster United Methodist church. Burial will be in the North Webster cemetery. Friends may call at the Harris-Troxel funeral home in North Webster from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, July 15, 1971

[no obits]

Friday, July 16, 1971

Mary L. Sissel
Mary L. "Bonnie" SISSEL, 58, Plymouth, died at 10:47 a.m. Thursday in Plymouth Parkview hospital after a brief illness. She suffered a cerebral stroke Saturday.
Born March 23, 1913 in Tiosa, she was the daughter of Avil and Hannah O'BLENIS RICE. She had lived in the Plymouth community 35 years, moving there from Culver. She was married to Robert SISSEL July 26, 1938 in East Chicago; he died March 10, 1957. She had been a nurse's aide at Parkview hospital in Plymouth for 11 years and also had been a beautician. She was a member of the Plymouth First United Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, David R. SISSEL, Plymouth; two grandsons, and three brothers, Alva J. RICE, Tucumcari, N.M.; Harley O. RICE, Warsaw, and Paul R. RICE, Hammond.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Samuel E. CARLTON officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Earl Hattery
A man identified by city police as Earl HATTERY, 73, Plymouth, suffered an apparent heart attack while riding a bicycle at Eighth and Main streets Thursday at 1:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Woodlawn hospital by Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner, police said.
An unidentified woman working on a Round Barn Festival booth gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the man, but was unable to revive him.
The body was taken to Plymouth Thursday night.

Saturday, July 17, 1971

Fred R. Yelton
Fred R. YELTON, 70, Sebastian, Fla., died at 10:15 p.m. Friday at the house of his daughter, Mrs. Wally DINSMORE, R.R. 2, Culver, where he had been visiting the past week. He formerly resided in Aubbeenaubbee township. Services are pending at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Monday, July 19, 1971

Mrs. John Hedges
Word has been received here of the death Sunday of Mrs. John HEDGES, Columbus, Ind. She was the sister-in-law of Sam HEDGES, Rochester, and a frequent visitor here. Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Hathaway-Morrison funeral home in Columbus.

Fred R. Yelton
Fred R. YELTON, 70, R.R. 1, Sebastian, Fla., died Friday at 10:15 p.m. in the home of his daughter in Culver. He had not been previously ill.
Born June 15, 1901 in Fulton county, he was the son of Elgy and Clara MOON YELTON. He had lived in Delong before moving to Florida three years ago. He was a machinist at the former Studebaker corporation in South Bend until retiring in 1963. He was a member of the Roseland (Fla.) United Methodist church, Kewanna Lodge 546 F&AM and South Bend Scottish Rite. He was married Aug. 4, 1923 in South Bend to Hazel OVERMYER, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Madelyn DINSMORE, Culver; a son, Freddie YELTON, Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Burnis OVERMYER, Homewood, Ill., and Mrs. Lottie DILTS, Highland, Ind., and four grandchildren.
Last rites were conducted this afternoon in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Theodore ROBERTS officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey. Masonic memorial services were Sunday by the Kewanna lodge.

Marjorie A. Wilson
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Miss Marjorie A. WILSON, 59, Rochester, who died Friday at 11:30 p.m. in a Logansport hospital.
The Rev. Leroy FASSETT officiated. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Born Aug. 8, 1911 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Harry W. and Artella S. SHORE WILSON. A registered nurse, Miss Wilson was a graduate of the Presbyterian hospital of Nursing in Chicago.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. W. (Dorothy) CRAMER, Dolton, Ill., and Mrs. Maurice (Margaret) SADOWSKY, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

May Dickerhoff
Mrs. May DICKERHOFF, 82, R.R. 1, Akron, died early today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient 10 days.
Final arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

John Gedcus
John GEDCUS, 78, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
Born June 24, 1893, in Lithuania, he had resided here 20 years, moving from Chicago. His wife, Alice GEDCUS, preceded him in death in December, 1970.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Dolores) LILLWITZ, and Mrs. John (Charlotte) BULER, both of Chicago; a son, John GEDCUS Jr., of Monticello, and four grandchildren.
The body will be removed from the Foster & Good funeral home today to the Rudmin chapel, 3319 South Lituanica street, Chicago, where final rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Lithianian National cemetery at Willow Springs, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 20, 1971

May Dickerhoff
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Mrs. May DICKERHOFF, 82, R.R. 1, Akron, who died Monday morning in Woodlawn hospital. The Revs. Arthur TINKLE and William H. KERNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born May 19, 1889, in Athens, she was the daughter of Melvin and Belle REGANSON COPLEN. Her marriage was in 1913, to Fred DICKERHOFF, who survives. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron community and attended the First Brethren church at Roann.
Also surviving are three brothers, George COPLEN, Fort Wayne and Oscar and Ray COPLEN, both of Rochester. Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Charles Walters
Last rites were held today at the Marocco funeral chapel in Logansport for Charles "Bob" WALTERS, 71, Logansport, who died Saturday afternoon at Memorial hospital in that city.
A native of Rochester, Mr. Walters was a retired barber. He attended the Baptist church.
Surviving are a son, James Robert [WALTERS], Philadelphia; a step-daughter, Mrs. Louise CARLSON, Logansport; a sister, Mrs. John (Martha) VERNON, Torrence, Cal.; and one grandchild.
Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Wednesday, July 21, 1971

Jessie A. Dewald
Mrs. Jessie A. DEWALD, 80, 1227 Jackson boulevard, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks. She had been in failing health for two years.
She was born Dec. 11, 1890 in Perry township, Miami county, to Abner and Ida CLARK ALSPACH. She had resided in Rochester for eight years, moving here from near Denver. She was married Feb. 21, 1913 in Denver to Grover M. DEWALD, who survives. She was a member of the Denver United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. James (Gayle) DONALDSON, R.R. 3, Peru; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Grace WHISLER, Roann, and Mrs. Hazel LOCKWOOD, Rochester, and three brothers, John [ALSPACH], of Rochester, Carl [ALSPACH], of Peru, and Lowell [ALSPACH], of Indianapolis.
A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. George E. HAPNER and Floyd SIBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, July 22, 1971

John Tolbert
Fulton county's gruesome 1971 traffic fatality toll rose again Wednesday when a Pulaski county man was killed and a Leiters Ford youth was injured in a head-on crash of two vehicles on Ind. 17, 11 miles west of Rochester.
John TOLBERT, 67, R.R. 1, Culver, who lived a half-mile west of the Fulton-Pulaski county line on the county line road in Pulaski county, was killed instantly when his chest was crushed, according to Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner.
He was the 11th person to die this year in a traffic accident in Fulton county, bringing this year just one fatality short of the worst year in the county's history for traffic deaths. In 1963, 12 lives were snuffed out on county roads and highways.
Donald L. CALHOUN, 20, Leiters Ford, suffered fractures of both legs at the shinbone, severe scalp lacertaions and concussion. He is in Woodlawn hospital.
The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. as Tolbert was driving a car north and Calhoun was driving a van-type tuck south. Sheriff Homer CARR said that for an undetermined reason, Tolbert's care crossed the center line and collided head-on with the van in the middle of the southbound lane.
Both drivers, who were alone, were pinned in their vehicles. It was about an hour after the crash that sheriff's department and state police officers, assisted by the Culver fire department freed Calhoun from the van.
Chains were attached to both front and rear of each vehicle and the vehicles were stretched to gain access to the drivers.

Friday, July 23, 1971 to Saturday, July 24, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, July 26, 1971

John Tolbert
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver for John TOLBERT, 66, R.R. 1, Culver, who was killed instantly Wednesday in an automobile crash on Ind. 17, 11 miles west of Rochester. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey. Friends may call at the funeral home.
He was born July 5, 1904, in Alabama and had resided near Culver since 1964, moving from East Chicago. His marriage was in 1959, to Mary A. HARDEN, who survives. He was a retired employee of the Inland Steel company of East Chicago.
Also surviving is one step-son, Joseph R. MOSLEY, of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Robert H. Walter
Robert H. WALTER, 87, Lake Manitou, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 2:20 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill three weeks.
Born March 22, 1894, in Milan, Mich., he was the son of Christian and Margaret FIELBACH WALTER. His marriage was in September, 1910, to Estella Mae DURHAM who preceded him in death. A retired funeral director and furniture dealer, he had resided here the past seven years, moving from Napoleon, O. He had previously resided in Rocheter from 1926 to 1932. He was a member of the St. Peters Lutheran church at Ridgeville Corners, O., and the Senior Citizens club of Rochester. He was formerly an active member of the Rotary club in Napoleon.
Surviving are one son, Robert H. WALTER, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. David (Marguerite) SIRKEN and Mrs. Don (Wilma) SMILEY, both of Rochester; Mrs. Arthur (Estella) HOFFMAN, R.R. 2, Archbold, O.; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. A daughter, Lucille [WALTER], and a brother, Luther [WALTER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Peters Lutheran church in Ridgeville Corners, O. The Rev. Henry IDE will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A prayer service was conductd by the Rev. Vernon KNIGHT at 11 a.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Friends may call at the Wesche funeral home at 820 Scott street in Napoleon, O. on Tuesday between 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Velma Kotterman
Mrs. Velma KOTTERMAN, 60, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday at her residence. She had been ill three years.
Born Jan. 26, 1911, in Perry township, she was the daughter of William and Carey GUISE RUNKLE. Her marriage was April 5, 1931, in Denver, to Harry L. KOTTERMAN, who survives. She had resided most of her life in Denver and was a member of the Denver United Methodist church and the Harmony Club of Fulton county.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lessel (Donnajean) HALTERMAN, R.R. 2, Macy; Mrs. Richard (Wilda) SLISHER, R.R. 1, Roann, and Mrs. Donald (Irene) BARNES, Akron; one son, Harold [KOTTERMAN], Macy; eleven grandchildren; her father, William Runkle, Akron; one brother, Gerald [RUNKLE], also of Akron. Two children and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary L. Whisler
Mrs. Mary Lavon WHISLER, 73, Fulton, died unexpectedly at 10 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Oct. 5, 1897, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Delbert and Hanna EWER GUYER. Her marriage was March 1, 1916, in Mexico, to Albert F. WHISLER. He died Jan. 18, 1963. She was a lifetime resident of the Twelve Mile and Fulton areas and a member of the Mud Lake Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, Willis [WHISLER], Syracuse, and Marvin [WHISLER], of Logansport; one brother, Merritt GUYER, Marion; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one great-grandchild preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. Don E. WINTERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mud Lake Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Tuesday, July 27, 1971

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 28, 1971

Irene Sales
Miss Irene SALES, 70, South Bend, former Rochester resident, died Monday in St. Joseph hospital in South Bend. Final rites will be in South Bend Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Orvis funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Homer G. Mull
Homer G. MULL, 80, Warsaw, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Veterans hospital at Marion. He had been in failing health several years.
Born July 5, 1891, in Miami county, he was the son of Samuel and Almire RALSTIN MULL. He had resided in Warsaw five years and was a retired railroad fireman on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Lila) O'CONNELL, Warsaw; a son, Ralph R. MULL, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Dorotha HIATT, Peru; a half-sister, Mrs. Edna BUNNELL, Peru; a half-brother, John BINKERD, Peru; fourteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw. The Rev. Bill GARRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Legion Circle of Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Dora F. Norris
Mrs. Dora F. NORRIS, 93, Mentone, died at 7:10 a.m. today in the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw. She had been a patient 10 years.
Born Feb. 11, 1878, near Burket, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin LOWMAN. Her marriage was to George M. NORRIS. He preceded her in death May 4, 1942. She was an employee of the Frank Manufacturing company during World War II. She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are one son, Everett [NORRIS], Warsaw; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Brother T. R. JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Lena E. Bowen
Mrs. Lena E. BOWEN, 73, 901 Jefferson street, died at 8:30 p.m. tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient five days. She had been ill one year.
Born March 8, 1898, east of Rochester, she was the daughter of Nelson G. and Hanna Jane LARAMORE BRYANT. Her marriage was to Charles E. BOWEN, who preceded her in death. She was a reflexoligist by profession and had lived her entire life in this community. She was a member of the Church of God here.
Surviving are one son, Nelson E. [BOWEN], of Tulsa, Okla.; a granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Clara GAST and Mrs. Roy (Blanche) ADAMSON, both of Rochester; a brother, Lester BRYANT, Phoenix, Ariz.; nieces and nephews. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, July 29, 1971

Lena E. Bowen
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Lena E. BOWEN, 73, 901 Jefferson street, who died Tuesday evening in Woodlawn hospital.
Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Roscoe A. Overmyer
Roscoe A. OVERMYER, 71, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in Marshall county hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill nine months.
Born March 13, 1900, near Culver, he was the son of Washington and Media KINSEY OVERMYER. His marriage was to Dorothy M. FLAGG in 1928. She survives. A lifetime farmer, he had resided at his Rochester rsidence 40 years, moving from Richland Center.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Millard (Hazel) KANTZ, South Bend; four brothers, Cecil OVERMYER, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Edward OVERMYER, R.R. 2, Bourbon; Roy and Clifford OVERMYER, both of Argos. Two sisters, one brother, a half-sister and two half-brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. John WORTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, July 30, 1971 to Saturday, July 31, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, August 2, 1971

Carl R. McMillen
Services were held at 2 p.m. today for Carl Raymond McMILLEN, 70, Argos.
He died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at St. George hospital in Chicago.
He was a member of the Argos Masonic lodge and Woodlawn chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are his wife, Grace RHOADS McMILLEN; six children, and sisteen grandchildren.
Burial was at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. The Argos Order of Eastern Star conducted burial rites.

Tuesday, August 3, 1971

Frank N. Wallace
Frank N. WALLACE, 93, Argos, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday in the Plymouth norsing home following an extended illness.
Born Nov. 7, 1877, near Argos, he was the son of James and Barbara VANDORSEN WALLACE. His marriage was July 8, 1904, at Plymouth, to Pearl Mae BENNETT. She preceded him in death in 1967. He was a retired employee of the Morris Lumber company at Plymouth and had resided in Richland Center several years. He was a member of the United Methodist church at Argos.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Anna Jane) DEPUE, Argos, and Mrs. Merle (Ruby) SHIVELY, Warsaw; seven sons, Morris Junior WALLACE and Kenton WALLACE, both of Argos; Wayne [WALLACE], of Clearwater, Fla.; Carl [WALLACE], Napa, Cal.; Ray [WALLACE], R.R. 1, Westville; Donald [WALLACE], Leesburg, and Frank WALLACE Jr., Warsaw; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harry [WALLACE], R.R. 4, Plymouth; Glenn [WALLACE] Lansing, Mich., and Earl [WALLACE], of South Bend. Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HENSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Mamie E. Brown
Miss Mamie E. BROWN, 91, died Monday at 11:30 p.m. in the Haven Hubbard Home at New Carlisle, where she had been a resident since January, 1968. She had lived at 328 West Second street in Rochester previous to that.
Death came after an extended illness.
Born July 27, 1880, in Rochester, Miss Brown was the daughter of Jacob P. and Mary SPOHN BROWN. She had spent her lifetime in this city.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are numerous cousins. Preceding in death were three sisters, Carrie, Hattie and Bessie [BROWN].
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Myron H. Zartman
Final rites were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the First United Methodist church in Beloit, Wis., for Myron H. ZARTMAN, 64, native of Akron, who died Thursday in a Beloit hospital. Burial was in the East Lawn cemetery there.
Born April 14, 1907, in Akron, he was the son of Solomon and Elizabeth PLATTER ZARTMAN. His marriage was to Miriam POWELL.
Mr. Zartman was an industrial engineer at Besley Industrial Tool Products company until his retirement. He was a member of the First United Methodist church, the Beloit Kiwanis club, and Morning Star lodge of the Masonic Order.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. William (Mary) ARCHER, St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) VIA, Prairie Village, Kans.; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Vernon BURNS, Rochester; a brother, Ferdie ZARTMAN, Longwood, Fla., and nieces and nephews.

Harry I. Wentzel
Harry I. WENTZEL, 83, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
He was born Oct. 11, 1886, in Pulaski county. His marriage was Feb. 7, 1907, in Rochester to Emma W. PETERS. Mr. Wentzel was a member of the Reformed church and was a retired farmer.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Clarence [WENTZEL], R.R. 2, Rochester, and Robert H. [WENTZEL], R.R. 1, Kewanna; one brother, Charles [WENTZEL], of Culver; one sister, Mrs. Evan SCHREM, Logansport; twelve grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren. A son, one daughter and a granddaughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 4, 1971

Guy E. Haines
Guy E. HAINES, 85, who resided at the We-Like-It trailer court at Lake Manitou, died Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since July 8. Death came after an illness of six months.
Born July 7, 1886, at Montpelier, O., he was the son of Charles and Alice SWEANEY HAINES and had lived in Rochester since October, 1970, moving from Toledo, O. His marriage was June 6, 1911, in this city to Ruth ROBINSON, who survives.
Mr. Haines retired in 1955 from the Libby-Owens-Ford glass company in Toledo. He was a member of the Toledo Lutheran church and Local 9, Union of Glass Workers.
Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, including Thurl PIPER, Rochester; Mrs. Donald TERRY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Robert STOCKHAM, San Bernardino, Cal. One brother and three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Berneice Nickels
Mrs. Berneice NICKELS, 60, Fulton, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she was taken after being stricken at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Thursday, August 5, 1971

Berneice Nickels
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Mrs. Berneice NICKELS, 60, Fulton, who died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. The Revs. Franklin ARTHUR and Lynford ORR will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born My 4, 1911, in fulton county, she was the daughter of Madison C. and Sarah H. BLOOM CONRAD. Her marriage was to Lora Edgar NICKELS. He preceded in death [March 20], 1954. A lifetime resident of the Fulton community, she was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are one son, Jack L. NICKELS, Lewiston, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Connie) WALBURN, Greenfield; three grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded in death.

Friday, August 6, 1971 to Saturday, August 7, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, August 9, 1971

H. Dean Newcomb
H. Dean NEWCOMB, 80, 1312 Mancroft avenue, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at his residence. He had been seriously ill the past two weeks.
A lifetime resident of this area, he was born Sept. 7, 1890, in Rochester, the son of William N. and Mary Etta COOK NEWCOMB. His marriage was June 16, 1920, in Akron to Mearle POTTER. She survives. A 43-year postal employee, he retired in 1954. He was a 64-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge, the Rochester Encampment and the Canton and Rebekah lodges.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Oscar (Phyllis) ZEHNER, Culver; a son, Robert D. NEWCOMB, Plymouth; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, and a sister, Mrs. Alida JOHNSON, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Myrdreth C. Hunter
Myrdreth C. "Doc" HUNTER, 65, North Liberty, died Saturday at 1:30 a.m. in a LaPorte hospital. He was a former Rochester resident and attended Rochester high school.
Among the survivors are his mother, Mrs. Lillie M. HUNTER, R.R. 6, Rochester; three brothers, Melvin HUNTER, R.R. 6, Rochester; Clurel HUNTER, Kewanna, and Clarion HUNTER, of Silver Lake.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Maunual funeral home in North Liberty. Burial will be in the North Liberty cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the cancer and heart fund.

Frank S. Ruffing
Frank S. RUFFING, 94, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday in the Marshall county hospital at Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 29, 1876, at Tiffin, O., he was the son of John and Angeline SHEETS RUFFING. His marriage was Aug. 15, 1907, in Plymouth, to Golie STULTS. She survives. An 80-6ear resident of the Argos community, he moved there from Tiffin, O. He was a retired farmer and operated a thrashing rig for many years. He was a former member of the Izaak Walton League at Argos and a member of the Wolf Creek Conservation club.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Isabelle) BRADFORD, Dowagiac, Mich., and Mrs. Donald (Ruth) ANDREWS, R.R. 3, Bremen; two sons, Leo RUFFING and Frank RUFFING Jr., both of R.R. 1, Argos; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Louise DONLEY, LaPorte. One son, Harold [RUFFING], three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Lawrence TIPPMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 10, 1971

Conrad Kramer Hoppes
Conrad Kramer HOPPES, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert HOPPES, R.R. 1, Rochester, drowned Monday at 5:30 p.m. in a lake near Brainerd, Minn., where the family was vacationing.
The boy was a fifth grade student at Columbia school and a member of the St. John Lutheran church here. His father is district manager of the Trojan seed company.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a sister, Angela [HOPPES], and a brother, Robert [HOPPES], both at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Robert KRAMER, Peru, and peternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde HOPPES, Peru.
Last rites are pending at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru.

Mark Williams,
Barry Klepinger and
Dana Klepinger
Mark WILLIAMS, a grandson of Fulton county residents, was killed instantly Monday at 2 p.m. on U.S. 31, near the Howard-Miami county line. The 16-year-old youth was the son of Homer E. and Phyllis CALDWELL WILLIAMS, R.R. 1, Bunker Hill.
Also killed in the accident were two other teenaged boys, Barry KLEPINGER, 17, R.R. 1, Bunker Hill, and his cousin, Dana KLEPINGER, 15, R.R. 2, Peru.
The accident occurred when their small car skidded on the rain-slippery highway and struck broadside a semitrailer truck just south of the county line. The area is where the highway is reduced from four lanes to two.
Mark was born July 24, 1955, in San Antonio, Texas.
He was a junior at MaConaquah high school near Bunker Hill, where the other two also were students.
Surviving, with his parents, are two brothers, Terry and Robert [WILLIAMS], both at home; one sister, Karen Ann [WILLIAMS], also at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James CALDWELL, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur WILLIAMS, all of R.R. 1, Kewanna.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Allen funeral home in Bunker Hill. Burial will be in the Springdale cemetery at Bunker Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Mark E. Sixbey
Mark E. SIXBEY, 74, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. He had been in failing health five years and serious five months.
Born Aug. 24, 1896, in Marion, he was the son of William and Ethel VANDORSTEN SIXBEY. His marriage was March 26, 1919, in Rochester, to Carrie WALES, who survives. He was a dairy farmer and retired in 1967. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Kewanna and Rochester and a past-master of the lodge in Kewanna.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Donna) LEAVELL, R.R. 5, Logansport, and Mrs. C. J. (Patzy) EVANS, R.R. 2, Kewanna; three sons, Robert [SIXBEY], of Rochester; Dr. M. D SIXBEY, Chili, and Joe SIXBEY, Marion; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Max (Mary) VOLZ, Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs Leslie (Martha) MOHLER, Columbus, Ind.; an uncle Frank VANDORSTEN, Sturgis, Mich.
Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday where the Masonic lodge 546 will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 11, 1971

Conrad K. Hoppes
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the St. John's Lutheran church here for Conrad Kramer HOPPES, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert HOPPES, R.R. 1, Rochester, who drowned Monday evening in Gull Lake at Brainerd, Minn. The Rev. GARVUE will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery in Peru. Friends may call at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru.
An autopsy was scheduled for the youth who drowned in the lake while the family was vacationing at Pine Portage resort. Dr. Charles PELZI said the boy's body was found floating in about three feet of water.

Thursday, August 12, 1971

Eugene Jefferies
A father of six children was killed early today when fire destroyed the family home about four miles west of Culver on Road 450 South.
Eugene [JEFFERIES], about 43, R.R. 1, Culver, died in the blaze which officials said started from a faulty space heater. Three of the children were hospitalized in the Marshall county hospital at Plymouth for smoke inhalation. His wife and other three children escaped injury.
The Culver and Bass lake fire departments were called to the scene at approximately 2 a.m. today. Firemen believe that the father went back into the house, thinking another child was still there and was trapped in the flames.
The fire is under investigation by the Starke county sheriff's department.

Friday, August 13, 1971

Eugene Jefferies
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in Culver for Eugene [JEFFERIES] 42, R.R. 1, Culver, who died early Thursday morning in a fire which destroyed the family home. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.
He was born July 27, 1929 at Argos. His marriage was to Doris C. HAWKINS in 1950. She survives. He was a member of the Culver Bible church and an employee of the Ely Sawmill at Argos.
Also surviving are three sons, Eugene L., David W., William E. [JEFFERIES], all at home; four daughters, Helen H., Rosmary K., Tammie Lynn [JEFFERIES], all at home, and Mrs. Faith Ann NOEL, of Culver; his mother, Mrs. Ethel JEFFERIES, of Argos; one brother, Donald E. JEFFERIES, Argos; one sister, Mrs. Helen SUSITS, Argos; one grandchild.

Carl T. Crabill
Carl Ted CRABILL, 65, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Pulaski county hospital in Winamac where he had been admitted several hours earlier.
A retired farmer, he was born Feb. 22, 1906, in Union township, to Lester and Della MILLISER CRABILL. His marriage was Dec. 28, 1928, in Bluffton to Alma FUGATE, who survives. He had lived the majority of his life in Fulton county and was a member of the Eagles lodge in Logansport.
Also surviving are one son, Loren CRABILL, R.R. 4, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Savilla DUKES, Muskegon, Mich.; one brother, Ermal CRABILL, R.R. 1, Lucerne; his step-mother, Mrs. Lester (Ruth) CRABILL, Rochester. Two daughters, two sons and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Robert JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery west of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 14, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, Ausust 16, 1971

Tom Ousley
Tom OUSLEY, 18, Macy, died at 3 a.m. today at the home of his father-in-law, Leo PRUITT, Macy, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Miami county sheriff's department said the shooting occurred in the back yard of the rsidence and that other members of the family were in bed at the time.
Officers said Ousley's wife, the former Pamela PRUITT, was not living at the residence but Ousley had been living there for some time.
Final arrangements are pending at the McCain funeral home.

Tuesday, August 17, 1971

Tom Ousley
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the McCain funeral home for Tom OUSLEY, 18, Macy, who died early Monday morning at his home in Macy from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Rev. Ira HOLT will officiate. Burial will be in the Pittsburg cemetery at Delphi. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Sept. 21, 1952, in Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of Fannie Rose BURNS of Rochester and Warren OUSLEY, Akron. Both survive. His marriage was Aug. 24, 1970, to Pamela PRUITT, who survives. He had lived in Macy two years, moving from Rochester.
Also surviving are one son, Thomas OUSLEY Jr., at home; a sister, Mrs. Ethel BADGLEY, Peru; five brothers, Timmie OUSLEY, Rochester, Wareen, Jeffie and Jimmie OUSLEY, all of Akron, and Benjamin OUSLEY, Mentone.

Nettie M. Todd
Mrs. Nettie Mary TODD, 89, R.R. 1, Macy, Nyona Lake, died at 1 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted Aug. 6.
Born April 23, 1882, in Rising Sun, she was the daughter of Jake and Rhoda CONNER. Her marriage was Oct. 18, 1900, in Indianapolis, to Arthur O. TODD. He died in 1942. She had resided here 15 years and had spent her summers at Nyona Lake since 1930. She was a member of the Eastern Star at Logansport.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Vera ROGERS, Nyona Lake; a grandson, Ronald Todd ROGERS, Nyona Lake.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Washington Park cemetery at Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the Rochester O.E.S. will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. today.

Wednesday, August 18, 1971

Samuel P. Hedges
Samuel P. HEDGES, 86, 1316 Monroe street, died at 1:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 10 years.
Born March 28, 1885, in Rockford, O., he was the son of Winfield S. and Susan BOGART HEDGES. His marriage was in 1913 to Core M. WOOD, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of this area and a tinner by trade. He was a member of the Grace methodist church here.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Arlene FENSTERMAKER, Rochester; three sons, Gilbert [HEDGES], R.R. 6, Rochester; Carl [HEDGES], Pueblo, Colo., and Gordon [HEDGES], R.R. 4, Rochester; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, John HEDGES, of Columbus, Ind., and Don [HEDGES], of Muncie. Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grace Methodist church. The Rev. Laurence SMITH 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 until noon on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Clarence Hinton
Clarence HINTON, 86, former Talma resident, died at 11 a.m. today at the Centerbury nursing home in Rochester. Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, August 19, 1971

Clarence Hinton
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Clarence HINTON, 86, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died Wednesday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday.
Born Aug. 29, 1885, in Kewanna, he was the son of Andrew and Mary HINTON. His marriage was Dec. 22, 1908, in Detroit, Mich., to Nellie Jane BIDDINGER. She preceded in death June 15, 1956. A retired farmer, Mr. Hinton had resided in this area 47 years, moving from Star City. He was an ardent worker in the Democratic party.
Surviving are one nephew, Darl WASHBURN, Redding, Cal.; a niece, Mrs. Dorothy WALLING, Greeley, Colo., and other nieces and nephews.

Clyde C. Rhodes
Clyde C. RHODES, 63, Grand Rapids, Minn., a native of Athens, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Grand Rapids. He was the son of Courtney and Emma HOPPES RHODES.
Surviving are the wife, the former Austrid NORDMARK; a sister, Mrs. Orville (Claudia) SRIVER, Akron, and five brothers, Cecil and Rex [RHODES], both of Athens; Robert [RHODES], Rochester; Don [RHODES], Gas City, and Ross [RHODES], Glendora, N.J. A brother, Norman [RHODES], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Grand Rapids. Masonic graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mount Hope cemetery in Athens. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, August 20, 1971

Victor D. Arven
Victor D. ARVEN, 61, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Overstreet Shell station, of which he was manager. He suffered a coronary attack.
Born May 4, 1910 in rochester, he was the son of Elmer and Florence Edna MOW ARVEN. He had lived here all his life. He was married in October, 1931 in Rochester to Virginia KNOTT, who preceded in death.
Surviving are four sons, Victor [ARVEN] Jr., Fort Wayne; Elbert Paul [ARVEN], Riverside, Cal.; Richard L. [ARVEN], Blytheville, Ark., and Larry D. [ARVEN], Athens; two daughters, Mrs. Donald SUNDHEIMER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Daniel WHETSTONE, Tippecanoe; fourteen grandchildren; a brother, Paul [ARVEN], R.R. 6, Rochester; a half-brother, Walker ARVEN, Mishawaka, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Emery (Arlene) BAER, Logansport, and Mrs. Jud (Delores) HUDKINS, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Clyde C. Rhodes
Additional survivor of Clyde RHODES, 63, who died Wednesday in Grand Rapids, Mich. [sic], is a brother, Richard [RHODES], Akron. Mr. Rhodes was a native of Athens.

Saturday, August 21, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, August 23, 1971

Ray I. Layne and
Merwyn M. Singlegon
A Rochester boy and a Hebron man were killed accidentally in Fulton county over the weekend.
The boy, Ray Irvin LAYNE, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred LAYNE of 949 Park street, died in a fall from the 500-foot-high tower of the Valley Cablevision corporation on County Road 550 North, 1 1/2 miles west of U.S. 31 northwest of Rochester.
The man, Merwyn M. SINGLETON, 42, was killed when a crane fell onto his head and chest at the Ralph WILMOUTH cottage on the Tippecanot river, one-fourth mile west of Ind. 17 in Aubbeenaubbee township.
The Rochester boy apparently was climbing the cable tv tower when he lost his grasp sometime Saturday afternoon. He had been reported to Rochester police as missing at 4 p.m. Saturday. Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner, estimated the boy had been dead about 18 hours when the body was discovered at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
The body was discovered at the foot of the tower by Gilbert D. STANDLEY of South Bend, assistant chief engineer for Valley Cablevision. Standley was making a periodic check of the cable tv controls.
Layne was born Nov. 23, 1950 to Fred and Ida MARSILLETTE LAYNE and had lived in Rochester for 10 years. He had worked at the Rochester Metal Products plant for the last two years.
Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Mrs. Delma (Mary) HOWARD, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Dane (JoAnn) JANEKSLEA, of Virginia, Minn., and a brother, Freddie E. LAYNE, Columbus, O.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizen's cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 o'clock tonight.
State Trooper Earl McCULLOUGH of Rochester, Sheriff Homer CARR, Deputy Dearl VANCE, State Police Detective Sgt. Donald C. SMITH of Fulton and Dr. Knochel investigated the accident.
The Hebron man was killed about 4 p.m. Sunday when he sustained a fractured neck, according to a report by Dr. Knochel following x-ray examination at Woodlawn hospital.
Darwoin SINGLETON of Culver, the victim's brother, and Leo HAMMOND, R.R. 4, Knox, were witnesses. The brother administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a futile attempt to revive the man.
The three men were cutting a large tree when Merwyn Singleton began changing the boom on the crane. The boom was about four feet off the ground. As Singleton knocked a pin from the boom, the boom swung sideways and knocked him down, then fell on him.
The body has been removed to Hebron.
Investigating were Sheriff Homer CARR and State Trooper Richard ROTH of the Peru state police post.

Edward A. Lowry
Edward A. LOWRY, 80, Argos, died at 5 p.m. Sunday at his residence. He had been ill several months with a heart condition.
Born Dec. 18, 1890, at Plymouth, he was the son of William and Rose SEIDER LOWRY. His first marriage was to Pearl BORE. He was later married to Marie HART. On Aug. 15, 1952, he married Ferriol SELLERS, who survives. A retired employee of the Marshall County Farm Bureau, he had resided in Argos 15 years.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Rose Ellen) MOAT, Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Raymond (Mary) McGRIFF, Argos; six sons, Richard and Harold [LOWRY], both of Warsaw; Gene [LOWRY], of Frankfort, Mich.; John [LOWRY], of Argos; Carl [LOWRY], of Plymouth, and Paul [LOWRY], at home; twenty-nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank LOWRY, Niles, Mich. One son, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday 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.

Edna Nafe
Mrs. Edna BERRIER NAFE, 94, longtime resident of the Burton neighborhood, died at 8:30 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital.
Final rites are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, August 24, 1971

Edna Nafe
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Edna (BERRIER) NAFE, 94, former resident of the Burton neibhborhood, who died Monday in the Ridgedale nursing home in South Bend. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Born June 14, 1877, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Robert Newton and Luella BEERY BERRIER. Her marriage was March 4, [1899] in Rochester, to Earl Herbert NAFE. He preceded in death on Nov. 10, 1957. Mrs. Nafe had resided in South Bend the past 13 years, moving from the Burton neighborhood area. She was a charter member of the Burton Community Homemakers club.
Surviving are one son, Harry [NAFE], of South Bend; two daughters, Miss Marie NAFE, South Bend, and Mrs. C. R. (Mabel) LOUNSBURY, Indianapolis; one grandson; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roscoe and Dee BERRIER, both of Rochester.

John H. Waltz
John H. WALTZ, 73, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home. He had been ill four weeks.
Born June 21, 1895, in Marshall county, he was the son of William and Cora GOCHENOUR WALTZ. His marriage was Aug. 7, 1926, to Hazel CLAY, who survives. A lifetime resident of this area, he was a retired employee of the State Highway department. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Also surviving, are five daughters, Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) GIBBONS, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Adrian (Irene) CRONOVER, Hammond; Mrs. Jack (Betty) FAWLEY, Mentone; Mrs. Robert (Esther) HAWK, Leiters Ford, and Miss Patty WALTZ, Hammond; two sons, Richard [WALTZ], of R.R. 6, Rochester, and Byron [WALTZ], R.R. 5, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild. A brother and one son preceded in death.
Final rites are at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Lawrence Myers
Lawrence MYERS, 90, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 8:35 a.m. Monday at the Miller nursing home in Plymouth. He had been ill for several years.
Born July 26, 1881, in Green township, he was the son of John and Christian HELSEL MYERS. His marriage was May 8, 1944, to Ethel BOYCE MECHLING. She died in December, 1970. A retired farmer, he had been a lifetime resident of the Argos area.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Genevieve) LOWRY, Argos, and Mrs. Jesse (Maribel) ROBINSON, Warsaw; ten step-grandchildren; seventeen step-great-grandchildren. One son, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. David L. FRUTH will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, August 25, 1971

Minnie D. Vawter
Mrs. Minnie D. VAWTER, 95, 502 Jefferson street, died at 5:50 a.m. today at her residence.
Born April 19, 1876, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Eli and Emmeline LANTZ HOSTEDLER. Her marriage was June 6, 1900, in Chicago, to Edmond R. VAWTER. He preceded in death Jan. 9, 1951. She had resided the majority of her life in this community and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church. She was also a member of the WSCS of the church and the Eastern Star.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Helen) FISHEL, Rochester, and Mrs. Irving (Alice) TARRANT, Hinsdale, Ill.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Miriam [ALEXANDER] preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Vernon A. LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, August 26, 1971

Mary E. Walters
Miss Mary Ellen WALTERS, 17, died Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Barnes hospital, St. Louis, from injuries received in an auto accident Aug. 18 near Alton, Mo.
Miss Walters, born May 28, 1954 in South Bend to Raymond and Geraldine HARDER WALTERS. The family spends its summers in the Alton area. Miss Walters' maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Floyd WILDERMUTH, Rochester. Other local survivors are Mr. and Mrs. Paul WALTERS of Rochester and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford ALBER, Lucderne, uncles and aunts.
She would have been a senior at Clay high school in South Bend. She was a member of the Many Springs Baptist church in Alton.
Also surviving are a brother, John [WALTERS], South Bend; a niece and two cousins.
Services will be Friday afternoon in Alton. Friends then may call between 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Welsheimer North chapel in South Bend. After 11 a.m. Sunday, friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home, where services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Whitt Howard
Whitt HOWARD, 56, Akron, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Wabash hospital. He was admitted Saturday evening.
Born Jan. 6, 1915 in Breathitt county, Ky., he was the son of Wiley and Minnie MANNS HOWARD. He had lived in Akron the last 25 years.
Surviving are a son, Ernest [HOWARD], Kokomo; four brothers, Ira [HOWARD], of Alger, O.; Alf [HOWARD], of Ligonier; Boone and Lee [HOWARD], both of Akron; two sisters, Dellie HOWARD, Elyria, O., and Nellie HOWARD, Akron; three half-brothers, Charles HOWARD, McGriffy, O.; Orville HOWARD, Pensacola, Fla., and Jim HOWARD, with the armed forces at Fort Knox, Ky., and a grandson.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Albert WHITTAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Baker Dille
Baker DILLE, 76, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend. He had been ill several weeks with a heart condition.
He was born Jan. 12, 1895 in Kosciusko county near Mentone and had lived in Marshall county since 1936. He moved to Marshall county from Fulton county. He was married Nov. 1, 1921 to Theressa MOORE in Plymouth. His parents were William and Susan BAKER DILLE. He was a retired farmer and an overseas veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Elnora) RINGER, Berrien Springs, Mich., and Miss Lura DILLE, South Bend; a son, William C. [DILLE], Argos, and eight grandchildren.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Mark DAY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the Argos American Legion post. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 27, 1971

[no obits]

Saturday, August 28, 1971

Montana G. Miller
Mrs. Montana Gail MILLER, 79, 925 Madison street, died unexpectedly late Friday morning at her home following a heart attack. She had not been ill.
Born in Rochester Sept. 17, 1891, she was the daughter of Jacob and Clara B. SCHINDLER. Except for 13 years in Grand Rapids, Mich., she had resided in Cass and Fulton counties. During recent years, she actively pursued the hobby of ceramics and was especially known for unusual designs in chess sets. She attended the First Baptist church.
Surviving are a son, Robert L. MILLER, St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Lillian Ann) BLACKBURN, Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Harold E. (Florence) MILLER, resides in Rochester. Preceding in death were three sons, Harold E., Dale, and Raymond [MILLER], and a daughter, Ethel [MILLER].
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday. Memorials other than flowers may be given to the Heart Fund.

Louis F. Neitzel
Word has been received of the death Monday of Louis F. NEITZEL, 64, Lakewood, Cal., following surgery in a hospital there. His widow is the former Evelyn CHURCHILL, formerly of Akron, sister of Mrs. Ralph PRATT of near Akron.
Mr. Neitzel was born Dec. 20, 1906 in South Bend. His marriage was Oct. 27, 1922.
Surviving with the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Beverly) APFEL, Lakewood, Cal.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, and a brother. A son, Duane [NEITZEL], died in 1969.
Services and burial were at Forest Lawn in Cypress, Cal.

Monday, August 30, 1971

Randall D. Jeffries
Randall D. JEFFRIES, 19, R.R. 2, Hartford City, young bicyclist who was critically injured Aug. 13 on the final day of a 3,500-mile excursion, died Sunday in Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne of a skull fracture.
Jeffries was injurd on Ind. 14, 1 1/2 miles east of here, when he fell to the pavement after his bicycle collided with another bicycle.
He was part of a group of 58 boys who were just three hours away from returning to Hartford City after the excursion through the United States.
The group had spent the night in Rochester and had performed in concert at the Trinity United Methodist church. The accident occurred as the group were leaving the city on their final lap home.

Ronald D. Pickens
The death of a Caston high school sophomore in a motorcycle-automobile accident Sunday has tied 1971 with 1963 as the worst year in Fulton county history for traffic fatalities.
Ronald Dale PICKENS, 15, R.R. 1, Lucerne, was killed at 1:15 p.m. when the 1971 Honda motorcycle he was driving hit a car at the intersection of County Road 600 South (Nyona Lake road) and County Road 125 East, one mile north and a half a mile east of Fulton. The boy suffered a fractured skull.
He was president of the freshman high school class last year and was president of his sophomore class this year.
A rider on the motorcycle, Curtis RICHTER, 14, R.R. 6, Rochester, a sophomore at Caston, suffered a fractured skull and fractured left leg. He was listed in cricitcal condition this morning at South Bend Memorial hospital.
The driver of the car, Robert H. BREDEN, 20, Osceola, sustained neck injuries, but was not hospitalized.
The sheriff's office said Pickens was driving north on County Road 125 East and Breden was driving a 1971 Triumph east on the Nyona Lake road. The motorcycle went across the intersection and hit the car. Neither boy was wearing a helmet, officers said.
Pickens is the 12th person to die in a Fulton county traffic accident this year. The same number of persons died in 1963, previously the worst year in the county's history for traffic fatalities. This year's fatality rate is a month ahead of the pace in 1963. In 1963, the 12th fatality did not occur until Sept. 30. Seven of the persons killed this year were Fulton county residents.
Ronald Dale PICKENS was born Dec. 25, 1955 in Logansport to Clifford and Georgiann RIEMENSCHNEIDER PICKENS. He was a member of the Metea Baptist church. He was vice president of the Caston chapter of the Future Farmers of America, a member of the high school chorus and a defensive back on the football team.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Mrs. Dennis (Pam) GRABLE, Twelve Mile; a brother, Monte [PICKENS], at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Star City; the step-paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hazel PICKENS, Logansport, and aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Metea Baptist church with the Revs. Raymond SKELTON and Clarence L. ROBERTS officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Max Anderson
Max ANDERSON, 71, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Saturday at his residence of a heart attack. He had been ill 2 1/2 weeks
Born Oct. 8, 1899, in Richland township, he was the son of John and Addie BUNN ANDERSON. His marriage was Oct. 11, 1919, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Leona HEMINGER, who survives. A veteran of World War I, he had resided here 12 years and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Rochester American Legion Post 37 and the World War I Barracks.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert ANDERSON, of Anderson, and Donald ANDERSON, of Dayton, O.; four daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Phyllis) BECRAFT, Rochester; Mrs. Harold (Betty) MILLER, Mentone; Mrs. Paul (Ann) REUTER, Claypool, and Mrs. Allen (Marilyn Sue) GRUBE Pecatonica, Ill.; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 31, 1971

Frances E. Haggerty
Mrs. Frances E. HAGGERTY, 86, 924 Monroe street, died at 6 p.m. Monday at her residence. She had been in ill health two months.
Born May 6, 1885, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Herman and Isabelle MILLER FREISER. Her marriage was May 6, 1903, in Miami county to Harley H. HAGGERTY. He preceded in death in 1957. Mrs. Haggerty had resided here since 1921, moving from Marion. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church here and the WSCS of the church. She was also a member of the Froebel club.
Surviving are one son, Roy L. HAGGERTY, Elkhart; three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mildred) BURKETT, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Howard (Joan) BUNN and Mrs. Paul (Jean) WALTERS, both of Rochester; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Joe (Hazel) BUSSARD and Mrs. Homer (Mary) SPARLING, both of Wabash; Mrs. Abner (Olive) BOHN, Peru; one brother, Leo PREISER, Wabash, and nieces and nephews. Two daughters, one of whom was Mrs. Louise MILLER, and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Carl H. Lemmon
Carl Horn LEMMON, 65, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital in Logansport. He had been in failing health five years and serious one year.
Born Nov. 20, 1905, in Cass county, he was the son of William R. and Mary HORN LEMMON. His marriage was Feb. 28, 1931, in Cass county to Geneva CLINE, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Lucerne area all of his life. He was a member of the Fletcher's Lake United Methodist church and the Flying Farmers association.
Also surviving are two sons, Howard and Donald James [LEMMON], both of R.R. 1, Lucerne; three daughters, Mrs. Dallas (Carol Ann) HEWITT, Logansport; Mrs. Betty Kay SHOWLEY, R.R. 1, Lucerne, and Miss Jean Louise LEMMON, Sterling, Colo.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Carrie) UNGER and Miss Elma LEMMON, both of R.R. 1, Lucerne. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Howard WESTERN and Ira HOLT will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. 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 American Cancer Society.

Orpha E. Johnson
Mrs. Orpha E. JOHNSON, 91, former resident of R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday in the Miller nursing home where she had been a patient eight years.
Born Aug. 9, 1880, in Henry township, she was the daughter of Clarence and Ruhama KRINDLE MASTELLER. Her marriage was in 1899, to Harry E. JOHNSON. He preceded in death in 1955. Surviving are one brother, Harry L. MASTELLER, R.R. 1, Akron, and nieces and nephews. One brother, Justin MASTELLER, preceded in death in 1953.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & good funeral home. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery southeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, September 1, 1971

Jessie M. Hoffman
Mrs. Jessie M. HOFFMAN, 87, a native of Akron who resided in South Bend the past 20 years, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in South Bend.
Born Dec. 1, 1883, in Akron, she was the daughter of Lewis and Nancy DAY EMBREE. Her marriage was to Charles HOFFMAN who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Royal Neighbors lodge.
Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ellen PERKINS, South Bend; two nieces, Mrs. Jessie HESKETT, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mrs. Robert BIBLER, Valparaiso; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dayton HOFFMAN, Akron, and Mrs. Edward EMBREE, Phoenix, Ariz. One son, Charles Wayne [HOFFMAN], preceded in death in 1964.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, September 2, 1971

Willis P. Mabry
[photo] This demolished car was carrying three men when it smashed an Erie Lackawanna freight train near Delong Wednesday evening, throwing all occupants out of the auto and killing one of them.
September was only 18 1/2 hours old Wednesday when 1971 became the worst year in Fulton county for traffic accident fatalities with the death of a Warren, O., man.
At 6:20 p.m. Willis P. MABRY, 46, died of a skull fracture, becoming the 13th person to be killed in a traffic accident in Fulton county this year.
Critically injured in the car-train collision near Delong were Elmo L. DRAKE, 32, Delong, and John A. DRAKE, 41, R.R. 2, Moorehead, Ky. Elmo Drake suffered multiple lacertaions on his head and body. John Drake sstained a fractured clavicle and multiple lacerations.
Both men were admitted to Woodlawn hospital, but the hospital refused to state their conditions. Officers at the accident site said the men appeared to be critically hurt.
The worst previous year for traffic fatalities in Fulton county was 1963 when 12 persons lost their lives.
Mabry's death also brought to 16 the number of persons who have been killed accidentally in Fulton county this year, putting 1971 second in this category. In 1965, there were 22 accidental deaths in the county.
This year, besides the 13 persons killed in traffic, a youth died in a fall from the cable TV tower northwest of Rochester; a man was killed when hit by a crane near Leiters Ford, and a boy died after falling from a bicycle onto Ind. 14 east of Rochester.
The car in which the men were riding was being driven south on Old Ind. 17 by Elmo DRAKE. The freight train was going east at an estimated speed of 40 mph.
Although the crossing flasher lights were working and the train's horn was sounding, according to the trainmen, the car smashed into the middle of the second diesel unit of the train and was hurtled 56 feet from point of impact. All three men were thrown out of the car.
The train engineer was Ned BEEKMAN, 43, Huntington, and the conductor was Donald P. SNIDER, 38, also of Huntington. Investigating were State Trooper Earl McCULLOUGH and Deputy Sheriff Donald ROE. Mabry's body was taken to the Foster & Good funeral home and was to be removed today to the Lane funeral home in Moorehead, Ky.

Friday, September 3, 1971

Doris C. McGuire
Mrs. Doris C. McGUIRE, 81, 130 East 14th street, died at 2 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of 12 days.
Born April 21, 1890, in Hoover, she was the daughter of Daniel Robert and Lucy Caroline McCASLIN CARSON. Her marriage was in 1912 to Mexico to Walter N. McGUIRE. He preceded in death on Sept. 7, 1968. She had resided here 45 years, moving from Monon. She also had lived in Twelve Mile and Mexico. Mrs. McGuire was a nurse and served as a medical assistant in the office of Drs. A. E. and Dean K. STINSON for 31 years. She retired in 1961. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Dr. W. Carson McGUIRE, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Alice) PERCIFIELD, Columbus, Ind.; four grandchildren, Tim McGUIRE, Mishawaka, Wis. [sic]; Michael McGUIRE, Indianapolis; Mrs. Larry (Frances Joan) HUYS, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Carol) ERICKSON, Venice, Fla.; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred CARSON, Logansport. One daughter, Frances [McGUIRE], and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday 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.

Jessie L. Pittenger
Mrs. Jessie L. PITTENGER, 83, former Rochester resident who has resided at the Peabody Memorial home in North Manchester the past two years, died at 3:10 p.m. Thursday in Wabash county hospital. She had been ill one year.
Born Sept. 2, 1888, in Park county, she was the daugher of Tilman and Mary E. SKEETERS SMITH. Her marriage was Jan. 25, 1925, to Walter O. PITTENGER. He died in 1964. She was a member of the Methodist church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Emma USSELMAN, of Whiting.
Final rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Peabody Memorial chapel in North Manchester. The Rev. Charles HENDERSON and Superintendent William VISSER will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Garden cemetery at Rockville, Ind. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester.

Saturday, September 4, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, September 6, 1971

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 7, 1971

Maude M. Hoover
Mrs. Maude M. HOOVER, 82, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at the Alfran nursing home in Warsaw Saturday at 11:20 p.m. She had been ill one week.
Born March 3, 1890 in Osage, Minn., she was the daughter of Leonard C. and Minnie GRANT DORAN. She was married in 1910 to Clayton C. HOOVER, who died in a traffic accident in 1936.
Surviving are two sons, Lester [HOOVER], of Kouts, and Harold [HOOVER], of North Manchester; three daughters, Mrs. Albert (Florence) SIMS, Laketon; Mrs. Dean (Pauline) GOSHERT, R.R. 1, Claypool, and Mrs. Joseph (Martha) GLUTZ, Cincinnati; two brothers, Leonard DORAN, Ellensburg, Wash., and Thomas DORAN, Butte, Mont.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary HALEY, Saratoga, Cal., and Mrs. Nettie FRENCH, Pomona, Cal.; twenty-two grandchildren; fifty-one great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Robert's Bellermine church at North Manchester with Father Donald ISENBARGER officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the DeLaughter mortuary in North Manchester. The Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight.

Bess Hanna
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Bess HANNA, Berkeley, Cal., who died Monday morning in a hospital in Berkeley, where she was admitted Saturday evening. She was 86 years of age.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eddie (Crystal) DAVIS, with whom she had made her home for several years, and three sisters. Mrs. John BECKER, Rochester, is a sister-in-law and Mrs. Rethal BALL of Plymouth also is a sister-in-law.
Services will be Wednesday in Berkeley; cremation will follow. Interment will be later in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, with memorial services here also.

Ollie Hopkins
Mrs. Ollie S. HOPKINS, 83, 1119 Crestdale street, Jacksonville, Fla., died at the Memorial hospital in Jacksonville at 6:45 p.m. Sunday. She and her husband formerly owned a hatchery and feed store in Rochester.
She was born in Mendota, Va., March 15, 1888 to John and Margaret ROBERTS SPANGLER. She was married June 8, 1914 in Jonesboro, Ind., to Lloyd HOPKINS, who died June 19, 1964. She was a member of the Arlington Presyterian church in Jacksonville.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. K. (Mary) RAGAN, Jacksonville; a son, Kenneth [HOPKINS], Indianapolis; four grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Fannie SPANGLER, Marion; Mrs. Sue WOLF, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Mary KERR, Cleveland, O., and a brother, Clarence SPANGLER, Jonesboro.
Friends may call at the Jackson funeral chapel in Rensselaer. Graveside rites will be at the Weston cemetery at Rensselaer at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Clyde BRUCE officiating.

Wednesday, September 8, 1971

Mary M. Gillespie
Mrs. Mary M. GILLESPIE, 89, Silver Lake, mother of Mrs. Winifred SUMME and Miss Olive GILLESPIE, both of Akron, died about 10 a.m. Monday in Warsaw. Services were this afternoon at the Dickerson funeral home in Silver Lake, with burial in the Silver Lake cemetery.

Norman Pedigo
Graveside rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Norman PEDIGO, 70, Laurinburg, N.C., brother-in-law of Russell PARKER of Rochester. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate.
Mr. Pedigo died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Scotland memorial hospital at Laurinburg.
Born Jan. 14, 1901, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Lee and Grace FARRELL PEDIGO.
Surviving are the wife, the former Mary PARKER; a son, Robert PEDIGO, Laurinburg, and a sister, Mrs. Letha PALLON, of California. A sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen LUCAS, resides in South Bend.
Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, September 9, 1971

Robert Earl Smiley
Robert Earl SMILEY, 56, Fort Jones, Cal., a native of Rochester, died Wednesday night in the Medford, Ors., hospital following an illness of one week.
A rancher and livestock dealer, Mr. Smiley was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl SMILEY and was a Rochester high school graduate. He moved to California from Rochester in 1938.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George HAHN, Yreka, Cal.; a son, Robert [SMILEY] Jr., Fort Jones; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth TULLIS, Wabash, and Mrs. Terry HOWDESHELL, Rochester, and five brothers, John, Ray and Don [SMILEY], all of Rochester; Dean [SMILEY\, of Terre Haute, and Dale [SMILEY], Atlanta, Ga.
Funeral services and burial will be in California.

Friday, September 10, 1971

Mae Imler
Mrs. Mae IMLER, 81, Akron, died this morning in Woodlawn hospital. Services are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Clem E. Bowen
Clem E. BOWEN, 81, Plymouth, died at Plymouth Parkview hospital Thursday at 6:25 p.m. following an illness of four days.
He was a retired greenskeeper at the Plymouth country club and was a member of the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist church.
The son of John and Rebecca BOWEN, he was born Jan. 17, 1890 in Fulton county. He had lived in Fulton and Marshall counties for the last 45 years. He was married Feb. 27, 1909 to Marie BAYLESS, who died in May, 1967.
Surviving are three sons, Harold [BOWEN], LaPorte; Robert [BOWEN[, Plymouth, and Clem [BOWEN] Jr., Peru; a daughter, Mrs. George (Helen) TOWEL, Plymouth; a brother, Vern [BOWEN], Leiters Ford; a sister, Mrs. Alice NORRIS, Richland Center; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Services will be in the Van Gilder funeral home at Plymouth at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. J. C. WHITE officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after noon Saturday.

Guy H. Bahney
Guy H. BAHNEY, 80, Lake Manitou, co-owner with his son Joseph of the Bahney Chevrolet Sales in Akron since 1948, died at 8 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital after suffering a heart attack while fishing at Lake Manitou.
Although he had been ill for two weeks, his death was unexpected.
A resident of Akron 23 years before moving to Lake Manitou, Mr. Bahney had resided in Peru prior to going to Akron. In Peru, he was associated with the Chevrolet agency for 26 years.
Mr. Bahney was born in Miami county July 14, 1891 to Henry and Emma PAUL BAHNEY. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Peru Masonic lodge. His first marriage was in 1912 to Blanche HOOVER, who died in 1949. He was married April 1, 1961 to Mignon ANDERSON, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Joseph [BAHNEY], Akron; two brothers, Paul [BAHNEY], of Peru, and Claude [BAHNEY], of Clearwater, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. A sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Revs. John MOORE and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight. The Akron Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8:45 o'clock tonight.

Saturday, September 11, 1971

George H. Smith
George H. SMITH, 86, R.R. 1, Roann, died this morning at Woodlawn hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Glenn D. Flagg
Glenn D. FLAGG, 64, Culver, died unexpectedly of a heart seizure at 7:30 p.m. Friday while walking in downtown Culver. He had been under a doctor's care for a heart condition. Services are set tentatively for Monday. The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

Robert D. Fred
Robert D. FRED, 39, R.R. 1, Lucerne (1 1/2 miles south of Fletcher's Lake in Cass county), died about 10 a.m. Friday morning at his home. He died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound, according to Dr. Manfred WOLF, Cass county coroner.
Born Aug. 7, 1932 in Kewanna, he was the son of Henry Cecil and Edith REED FRED. He was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Cass counties. On June 14, 1958 he was married in Fulton to Rita Ann CAMP, who survives. He was an auctioneer, a farmer and an employee of Logansport Machine company at Logansport. He was a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge, the Lucerne Lions club, the Indiana Auctioneers' association and the AFL-CIO machinists' union.
Surviving with the wife are the mother, of Logansport; a son, Robert D. FRED Jr., at home; a brother, Howard D. FRED, Rochester, and three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Katherine) STANER, South Bend; Mrs. Raymond (Betty) GOTSCHALL, Logansport, and Mrs. Philip (Barbara) BARZZLE, Logansport. A sister, Judy [FRED], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Thomas BOWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

LaVerne E. Ladson
LaVerne E. LADSON, 66, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. He had been in failing health several years and in serious condition the last three months. He had been hospitalized the last two weeks. Born March 1, 1905, in Flushing, Mich., he was the son of William and Carrie FARROW LADSON. He had lived in Mentone 29 years, moving there from Tippecanoe. He was married Sept. 5, 1931 in Argos to Mildred Eunice SHAFER, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a retired employee of the Rochester Sealed Power plant. He was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. James (Mary) UNZICKER, R.R. 1, Claypool, and Mrs. Richard (Lena) CREAMER, R.R. 2, Rochester; two sons, Lynn [LADSON], Silver Lake, and Dale [LADSON], R.R. 2, Rochester; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Sidney (Gladys) MATTICE, Melvin, Mich., and two brothers, Glenn LADSON, Spearfish, S.D., and Floyd LADSON, Roseville, Mich. Three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at the Mentone First Baptist church at 2 p.m. Monday with the Revs. Norman McVEY and Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery at Mentone. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Mae Imler
Mrs. Mae (BOWEN) KEESEY IMLER, 81, Akron, died at 6 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital where she was a patient two days. She had been ill several years.
Born May 24, 1890 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Mark and Clarrisa BOWEN. She had resided all her life in the Akron community. Her first marriage was Feb. 23, 1907 in Akron to Elmer KEESEY, who died in 1951. Her second marriage was in 1950 to Coy IMLER, who died in 1965. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are a son, Donald B. [IMLER], of Anderson; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Delores KEESEY, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a son, a great-granddaughter and three sisters. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Omega cemetery southwest of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 13, 1971

Vere S. Calvin
Vere S. CALVIN, owner of Calvin's Hardware at 626 Main street, died Sunday at 1 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital after an extended illness that became serious the past two weeks.
Mr. Calvin, who resided at 120 West 11th street, was 83 years of age.
He had owned the hardware store since 1937, first operating it in partnership with the late Paul MYERS until the latter sold his interest to Mr. Calvin and moved to California.
A graduate of Rose Polytechnic Institute at Terre Haute in 1914, Mr. Calvin had been a professional civil engineer and was employed by McMahan Construction company prior to 1937.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian church here, serving many years as an elder. he was past president of the Kiwanis club, charter member of the Chamber of Commerce and belonged to the Elks lodge and Lambda Chi social fraternity.
Mr. Calvin was a 50-year member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, past high priest of Royal Arch Lodge No. 90 and past master of Kewanna Masonic lodge. He was a founder of Hardware Wholesalers Inc., Fort Wayne.
Born Aug. 10, 1888, in this city, he was the son of Israel and Jessie SPARKS CALVIN and had spent most of his life in this community. His marriage was in 1946 to Irene MOURER, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. R. W. (Jean) OBENHOUSE, Barrington, Ill.; one stepson, John MOURER, South Bend; three step-daughters, Mrs. Charlotte STRUTHERS, Mamaroneck, N.Y.; Mrs. Robert (Bernice) HAHN, New York City; and Mrs. W. B. (Lucille) ROUTT, Medice, Pa.; three grandchildren, Nancy, Susan and Judy OBENHOUSE, Barrington, Ill.; eight step-grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be conducted by the Rochester lodge at 8 p.m. today.

Glenn D. Flagg
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Glenn D. FLAGG, 64, Culver, who died Friday at 7:30 p.m. of a heart attack while in downtown Culver. He had been under a physician's care for a heart ailment.
The Rev. Mark DAY officiated at rites and burial was in Poplar Grove cemetry. Memorial services were conducted Sunday evening by the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.
Born April 4, 1907, near Culver, Mr. Flagg was the son of Minor and Anna WARNER FLAGG and had lived in Culver the past 10 years, moving from the Santa Anna community southeast of Culver.
He was a retired employee of Culver military academy, member of Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge and attended Santa Anne United Methodist church.
Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Rosco (Dorothy) OVERMYER, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. O. C. (Freda) GIBBONS, R.R. 3, Rochester; Miss Bessie FLAGG, Rochester; Mrs. Morton (Mary) FREESE, LaPorte; Mrs. George (Fran) BABCOCK, Culver; one brother, Clevie FLAGG, Mishawaka; nieces and nephews. One brother, Wayne [FLAGG], preceded in death.

George H. Smith
George H. SMITH, 85, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient 2 1/2 weeks. He had been ill seven months.
He was born Oct. 10, 1885 in Miami county to John M. and Sarah E. BOWMAN SMITH. He had resided all his life in the Akron and Roann communities. He was married Jan. 13, 1912 to Catherine SMITH, who died in 1961. He was a retired farmer and had served as trustee of Perry township, Miami county, for eight years.
Surviving are a grandson, George HOFF, R.R. 1, Roann; a step-daughter, Mrs. Valura ROBINSON, Silver Lake, and two step-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a daughter and brother.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 14, 1971

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 15, 1971

Richard Edwards
Richard EDWARDS, 72, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday at Bristol.
Born June 22, 1899, in Grass Creek, he was the son of J. Dallas and Clara WHITTENBERGER EDWARDS. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
Mr. Edwards had resided in this community previously and also in Winamac.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Marie QUISENBERRY, Carlsbad, Cal., and a nephew, Robert Dean EDWARDS, Spring, Texas. Three sisters preceded in death.
Graveside rites will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here with the Rev. Thomas BOWMAN officiating. Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton is in charge.

Thursday, September 16, 1971

[no obits]

Friday, September 17, 1971

Richard Edwards
The change in the weather has caused a change in the schedule for graveside services for Richard EDWARDS, 72, Bristol, Tenn., who died Monday. The rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Edwards was a former resident of Rochester and Winamac.

Helen Slaybaugh
Mrs. Charles (Helen) SLAYBAUGH, former resident of Rochester, died Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at her home, 710 South Meade street, South Bend.
Surviving are the husband, [Charles SLAYBAUGH], one son, Richard Lee [SLAYBAUGH]; three daughters, Mrs. Vaughn (Gertrude) MORLOCK, Mrs. Gene (Deloris) NOVAK and Mrs. Paul (Mary Jean) BOONE; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Charles STANDIFORD, Rochester, is a sister-in-law.
Last rites were held at the St. Casimir Catholic church with burial in South Bend.

Saturday, September 18, 1971

Eldon Sherbondy
Argos city policeman Eldon SHERBONDY, 67, died unexpectedly at 10:15 p.m. Friday of a heart seizure suffered while on duty. He died in the office of Halford POTTER, Argos justice of the peace. Mr. Sherbondy had been under a doctor's care.
He was born Nov. 15, 1903 in Peru to Edward and Ida MADARY SHERBONDY and had been Argos policeman since 1962. Before that, he was the Kewanna marshal for three years. He had been a policeman for 22 years in various communities. He was married to Helen SAUSAMAN in Rochester on Nov. 4, 1939. She survives.
He was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church, Rochester Masonic Lodge 79 F&AM, Royal Arch Masons No. 90 of Rochestr, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Marshall County Scottish Rite club, Argos Chamber of Commerce, Marshall County Lodge No. 130 Fraternal Order of Police, American Federation of Police, National Police Officers Association of America and the Police League of Indiana.
Surviving with the wife are a brother, Arthur [SHERBONDY], of Weare, N.H.; a niece, and a nephew.
Last rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday, where Rochester Masons will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Monday.

Ernest R. White
Ernest R. WHITE, 70, died Friday at 11:30 p.m. at his home near Talma. He had been in ill health the past six months.
Born Oct. 28, 1900, in Pulaski county, he was the son of William and Sarah WHEELDON WHITE and had lived in this area for 27 years, moving from Winamac.
His marriage was June 20, 1942, in Logansport to Alice MILLER, who survives. Mr. White was employed by the Fulton County Highway Department until retiring six months ago.
Also surviving are one son, Keith [WHITE], R.R. 5, Rochester; two granddaughters, Laura and Melissa WHITE; four sisters, Mrs. Clay (Myrtle) DEHORITY, Winamac; Mrs. Carl (Ethel) LIMING, Hammond; Mrs. Burvie (Dorothy) RIFE, Winamac, and Mrs. Raymond (Opal) FRITZ, Monticello. a son, Marvin [WHITE], preceded in death in 1967, as did three brothers. [Marvin White was a casualty of the Vietnam war.]
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 20, 1971

Esther C. Stone
Mrs. Esther C. STONE, R.R. 3, Cassopolis, Mich., died Saturday in Elkhart general hospital.
She was born in Rochester Jan. 24, 1898 to David and Emma MILLER BEEHLER. She was married to Robert J. STONE June 15, 1918 inSouth Bend; he survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Richard [STONE], South Bend; Robert D. [STONE], Edwardsburg, Mich., and James E. [STONE], Elkhart; two daughters, Mrs. Charles L. CLICK, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Charles A. MANN, Elkhart; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles BARKMAN, Rochester.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Connelly funeral home in Cassopolis with the Rev. Ronald G. MILBURN officiating. Burial will be in Adamsville (Mich.) cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Stone's name.

Cora A. Harper
Mrs. Cora Amelia HARPER, 90, 1231 Monroe street, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at her home following an illness of four months.
Born July 30, 1881 in Akron to John and Katherine PRICE DICKERHOFF, she had resided all her life in Fulton county. She was married May 1, 1901 in Akron to Levi Spencer HARPER, who died June 15, 1947. She was a member of the Progressive Brethren church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Blanche ENGLE, Mrs. Ralph (Delta) JURGENSMEYER and Mrs. William (Doris) BIGGS, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Jack (Arletta) GREEN, Peru; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Anthony (Emma) KROFT, Denver; Mrs. Harvey (Bessie) KRIEG and Mrs. Frank (Dosia) COMER, both of Akron, and Mrs. Harold (Susie) HENDERSON, Rochester. Preceding in death were three sons, two in infancy and George HARPER of Akron, and two brothers.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Arthur A. TINKLE officiating. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery near Disko. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Trixie I. Patterson
Mrs. Trixie I. PATTERSON, 86, Fulton, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Pleasant View nursing home at Wabash, where she had lived since March 21, 1969. She had been seriously ill one day.
Born in Fulton March 8, 1885 to Edward S. and Celia B. ELTZWROTH MARTIN, she had resided all her life in the Fulton area. She was married Nov. 15, 1904 in Fulton to Charles L. PATTERSON, who died June 2, 1961. She was a member of the Fulton Wesleyan church.
Surviving are a son, the Rev. Dwight L. PATTERSON, Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Lamont (Evelyn) GILBERT, Peru; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother Ruben MARTIN, Fulton.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday 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 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Cleo LaRue
Cleo LaRUE, 72, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died Sunday at 1:45 p.m. in the Caylor-Nichol clinic in Bluffton following a three-day illness.
He was born Oct. 26, 1898 in Akron to Milo and Grace SAYGERS LaRUE. He had resided four years at his Silver Lake home, moving there from Plymouth. He was married in 1920 to Ruby DILLMAN. He was a retired employee of Northern Indiana Public Service company.
Surviving ar the wife and a brother, DeVur LaRUE, Akron.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight.

Tuesday, September 21, 1971

Cora A. Harper
Inadvertently omitted from the list of survivors of Mrs. Cora Amelia HARPER in Monday's obituary notice was the name of a brother, Fred DICKERHOFF of Rochester.

Wednesday, September 22, 1971

Harry A. Shafer
Harry A. SHAFER, 71, Akron, died unexpectedly at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He had been ill two years.
Born March 15, 1900, in Idaville, he was the son of Burk and Rosa SCHOCK SHAFER. His marriage was March 17, 1923, in Akron, to Florence ECKMAN, who survives. A farmer, Mr. Shafer had resided in Akron 48 years, moving from Roann. He was a retired employee of the Sealed Power company and a member of the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Doris) KYLE, Lafayette, and Mrs. Ronald (Bonnie) DIVON, Laketon; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Ralph SHAFER, Roann; Hobert WAMSLEY, St. Louis, and Russell WAMSLEY, Converse; two sisters, Mrs. Helen MARTIN, Logansport, and Mrs. Irene (BOXELL) WARREN. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God. the Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheeta funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Thursday, September 23, 1971

Bess Hanna
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Trinity United Methodist church for Mrs. Bess HANNA, 86, Berkeley, Cal., who died Sept. 6. The Rev. Vernon LALLEMENT will officiate and interment will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. John BECKER, Rochester, is a sister-in-law of the deceased.

Harlan McKinsey
Harlan McKINSEY, 86, Kewanna, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Feb. 7, 1885, in Pulaski county, he was the son of John and Susan SINGER McKINSEY. His first marriage was in 1911 to Vida SLICK. She died in 1939. His second marriage was to Effie WISELEY in 1941. She survives. Mr. McKinsey was a retired rural mail carrier at Kewanna. He was a member of the United Methodist church at Kewanna, the Masonic lodge and the Order of Eastern Star. he was Past Master of the Kewanna Masonic lodge and Past Worth Patron of the Eastern Star.
Also surviving are one son, Byron [McKINSEY], of Montebello, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Marsha COOPER, Walkerton; one sister, Mrs. Mildred STAGE, Arcadia, Cal.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kewanna United Methodist church. The Rev. James BUTLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and at the church one hour prior to services. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. today and the Masonic lodge will have graveside services.

Frank B. Lee
Frank B. LEE, 70, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6:35 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been a patient since Monday.
Born Jan. 18, 1901 in Lindenwood, Ill., he was the son of Henry and Mary ELDER LEE. His marriage was Sept. 1, 1929, in Westfield to [Ignota] R. AILER, who survives. He had resided in this area 50 years, moving from Illinois. He was a retired tool engineer and a member of the Tiosa Brethren church and the Elks lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Linda) KURTZ, Detroit; and Mrs. Jim (Marilyn) PHILIPS, Troy, O.; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. William (Idalene) MENZ, Arlington, Texas; three brothers, Harold [LEE], of DeKalb, Ill.; Howard [LEE], Milwaukee, Wis., and Lawrence [LEE] of South Bend. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Saturday with the place of service and burial to be announced later. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, September 24, 1971

Frank B. Lee
Final rites for Frank [B.] LEE, 70, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Thursday morning have been reset for 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Brethren Church in Tiosa. The Rev. Paul W. RICHEY will officiate. Burial location has not been decided. [NOTE: deceased buried in Reichter cemetery, Newcastle Township, Fulton County, Indiana. - WCT]
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Saturday, September 25, 1971

Calvin E. Steininger
Calvin E. STEININGER, 68, Akron, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of several years.
He was born Jan. 23, 1903 to Frank and Elizabeth STEININGER and had resided in Akron for two years, moving there from Richland Center. He was married in 1940 to Alice L. MOORE. He had been a farmer and was a member of the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. George (Ruth) HUFF, R.R. 1, Roann, and Mrs. Tom (Patty) SHAFER, Akron; three sons, Richard [STEININGER], Akron; Earl [STEININGER], Denver, and Forest [STEININGER], North Manchester; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Byron KINDIG, R.R. 2, Akron, and a brother, Omer [STEININGER], of Rochester. A daughter and son preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 27, 1971

Lilly B. Hietanen
Mrs. Lilly B. HIETANEN, 69, former Rochester resident, died at 4 a.m. Saturday at her residence at R.R. 1, Walkerton.
Born May 14, 1903, in Chicago, she had resided in Walkerton 2 1/2 years, moving from Rochester. Her marriage was Sept. 15, 1951, at South Bend to Arnold A. HIETANEN, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Emel OBERG, of Macy, and David OBERG Jr., Denbigh, Va. one daughter, Mrs. Helga TRAGO, Koontz Lake; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Nestor WALLSKOG, Culver; George WALLSKOG, French Lick, and Arrid WALLSKOG, of California; two sisters, Mrs. Selma GELBAUGH, Knox, and Mrs. Ruth DIPERT, Chicago.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Immanuel Lutheran church at Donaldson. The Rev. James McGee will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery at Donaldson. Friends may call at the Nusbaum-Elkin funeral home in Walterton from 7-9 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to services.

Ardith P. Davis
Ardith P. DAVIS, 66, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 3 p.m. Saturday in the National nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 18, 1904 at Foresman, he was the son of James and Docia ROSENBARGER DAVIS. His marriage was July 31, 1934, at Detroit to Louisa RIDGWAY, who survives. A retired college professor at Notre Dame, he had operated the Allen Hill motel near Argos since retirement. He had resided in Argos 31 years, moving from Chicago. He was a member of the United Methodist church in Argos.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Dr. Margaret) KEYS, a missionary in Africa, and Mrs. James (Beth) GRANBY, San Diego, Cal.; one son, Dr. Warren K. DAVIS, Wakarusa; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Truman SELL, Brook, Ind.; several nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the United Methodist church in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until noon on Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, September 28, 1971

Jane M. Hafert
Mrs. Jane M. HAFERT, 60, Culver, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She was the wife of Dr. Joseph A. HAFERT, former Fulton dentist.
Born Sept. 21, 1911, at Logansport, she was the daughter of Frederick and Hazel SHEPHERD MURDOCK. She was a member of the Episcopal church.
Surviving with her husband is a daughter, Mrs. Jo Anna LEFFLER, Beech Grove.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Trinity Episcopal church in Logansport. The Rev. Wright JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport. The family has requested that friends please omit flowers.

Wednesday, September 29, 1971

Joseph P. Lantz Jr.
Joseph P. LANTZ Jr., 59, R.R. 2, Akron, died early Tuesday morning at his residence. Death was unexpected and attributed to a coronary attack.
Born Aug. 3, 1912, at Akron, he was the son of Joseph Henry and Ida MERLEY LANTZ. A lifetime resident of the Akron community, he had worked as an Erie railroad section hand.
Surviving are three brothers, John [LANTZ], of Akron; Ira [LANTZ], of Kansas, and Herbert [LANTZ], Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Emma) GEIGER, Bakersfield, Cal., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, September 30, 1971

Helen Myers
Final rites were conducted Tuesday in Monroe, Wis., for Mrs. Helen MYERS, 81, a Monroe resident who died Saturday. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery in Monroe. She was born in Peru, in 1890, to James and Mae INGLE WILKINSON. Her marriage was in 1909 in Rochester to Archibald STINSON, who preceded in death. Surviving are two sons, a daughter and several grandchildren.

Ethel Letzelter
Mrs. Ethel A. LETZELTER, 63, 104 1/2 East 12th street, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted a few hours earlier.
Born April 30, 1908, in Martins Ferry, O., she was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth WILLIAMS. Her marriage was June 13, 1933, at West Point, N.Y., to Colonel Cyril J. LETZELTER. He died July 27, 1958. She had lived in Rochester the past five years, moving from South Bend. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Lucille) SMITH, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Justin (Mary Elizabeth) GRADY, Mattoon, Ill.; one son, Cyril J. LETZELTER, Fairfax, Va.; seven grandchildren; one sister, Ms. Loren E. PHILLIPS, San Diego, Cal.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Arlington cemetery chapel. Burial will be in the Arlington National cemetery. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of local arrangements.

Friday, October 1, 1971

Myrtle Witham
Mrs. Myrtle WITHAM, 85, Mentone, died at 7:50 a.m. Thursday in Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She had been ill several years.
Born June 13, 1886, she was the daughter of Salathiel and Christina PARKER BOLDMAN. Her marriage was Oct. 1, 1945, to Harry WITHAM. He preceded in death in 1967. She had resided in Mentone 26 years, moving from Illinois. She was a member of the Palestine Christian church.
Surviving are two step-sons, Thomas WITHAM, Atwood, and Richard WITHAM, Urbana; three step-daughters, Mrs. Edith HANEY, Sidney; Mrs. Ethel FISHER, Green Bay, Wis.; Mrs. Mary TEEL, Mentone; two brothers, Lloyd BOLDMAN, Chicago; and Kenneth BOLDMAN, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Lou WALSH, Wabash, and Mrs. Alfredo BRAZEL, Northwood, Ia.; twenty-four grandchildren; sixty-two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. One step-son, two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Norman McVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ellene V. Joyce
Mrs. Ellene Verne JOYCE, 89, former resident of 1130 Franklin avenue, died at 5:05 p.m. Thursday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. She had been in failing health for several years.
Born March 5, 1882 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Emil and Elise COHRS HUDTWALCKER. Her first marriage was in Rochester to Homer ALEXANDER. He died May 30, 1917. Her second marriage was to Sanford A. JOYCE. He preceded in death Jan. 27, 1961.
Surviving are one son, Clarence ALEXANDER, Rochester; one brother, Rudolph HUDTWALCHER, Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Forrest (Beaulah) BROCK, of Rochester. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday 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 5 p.m. today.

Lulu Lake
Mrs. Lulu LAKE, 78, South Bend, former Argos resident, died at 6:53 a.m. Friday at her residence. She had been ill several years.
Born July 28, 1893, at Argos, she was the daughter of Charles and Ola FOX STEVENSON. Her marriage was March 1, 1915, at Argos, to Arnold M. LAKE. He survives. She had resided in South Bend 45 years, moving from Argos.
Surviving are one son, Marquis L. LAKE, South Bend, six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah IRWIN, Plymouth, and Mrs. Morean SOUTH, Miami, Fla.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Daniel THORNHILL will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, October 2, 1971

Raymond Blacketor
Raymond "Peanut" BLACKETOR, 54, died this morning at 5 o'clock in the Miller nursing home. Death came after an illness of 13 years.
Born Feb. 5, 1917, in this county, he was the son of Kline and Zora STANLEY BLACKETOR and had spent his entire life in the community except for a brief period in Winamac.
He attended Rochester high school and graduated from Winamac high school in 1937. He was a member of the First Baptist church and the Rochester Eagles lodge and an honorary member of the Fulton County Round Barn Festival Association.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Byron (Merle) GINN; two brothers, Kline BLACKETOR and Francis BLACKETOR, both of this city, and nieces and nephews. One sister, Nilo Jean [BLACKETOR], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday 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 after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, October 4, 1971

Richard E. Doud
Richard E. DOUD, 24, R.R. 5, Rochester, was pronounced dead on arrival at Parkview hospital at Plymouth early Sunday morning following a one-vehicle traffic accident, 2 1/2 miles west of Mentone. The mishap occurred at 3:05 a.m.
Doud was alone in a pick-up truck which failed to stop at an intersection and hurtled out of control idnto a private lawn. Authorities say the use of a seat belt might have saved the man's life.
According to Marshall County Policeman Jess HARTUNG, who investigated the accident, Doud's pickup was traveling north on Fulton County Road 900 an an apparent high rate of speed. Doud failed to stop at the intersection in time, applied his brakes but it was too late. The truck sped through the intersection, struck some shrubbery on the lawn of the Frank NELLANS residence and turned over. The 1964 pickup truck hit another grouping of shrubbery and flipped once again, throwing the victim from the vehicle.
The truck came to rest in an upright position, approximately 200 feet from the intersection.
The accident actually occurred in three counties. Fulton Road 900 marks the dividing point between Fulton and Marshall counties.
Doud died of a broken neck, crushed chest, multiple lacerations to the head and multiple lacerations to the body.
Investigating the accident were Marshall and Kosciusko county officers and Mentone police.
Born July 27, 1947 in Rochester, Mr. Doud was the son of Gerald and Lois LAMB DOUD. He had rsided all his life in the Talma area. He was married June 19, 1971 in Mentone to Jody HUDSON, who survives.
He was an Akron high school graduate in 1965 and a graduate in 1967 of the International Barbers' School. He had operated Rick's barber shop in Mentone until October, 1970, and since then had been a farmer. He was a member of the Talma United Methodist church, the Mentone volunteer fire department and the Moose lodge at Plymouth.
Surviving with the wife are the parents, of R.R. 2, Akron; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Arthur DOUD, Macy and a brother, Jim [DOUD], R.R. 2, Akron.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.
Mr. Doud was one of 21 persons killed in Indiana traffic crashes over the weekend, bringng the state toll to 1,196 compared to 1,161 at this time last year.

William S. Palmer
William S. PALMER, 87, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 1 1/2 years.
Born May 27, 1884, in Tennessee, he was the son of George and Dolly Angeline HERRON PALMER. His marriage was Jan. 6, 1904, in Tennessee, to Bessie BAINE PALMER. She died in December, 1965. A retired farmer, he had lived in Miami county 31 years, moving from Tennessee. He attended the Paru First Church of Christ.
Surviving are six sons, Norman and Ewing [PALMER], both of Baxter, Tenn.; Claude [PALMER], of Denver; Jessee [PALMER], Deland, Fla.; Van [PALMER], R.R. 2, Macy; U. L. [PALMER], of Peru; three daughters, Mrs. Baxter (Millie) HERD, Silver Point, Tenn.; Mrs. Lloyd (Mae) CLEMONS, R.R. 1, Macy; one brother, Robert P. PALMER, of Tennessee; thirty-eight grandchildren; fifty great-grandchildren. Three children and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. Maynard MOSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Lawn cemetery at Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 5, 1971

Augusta M. Reddick and
Avis Murphy
Double funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Baptist Temple in Logansport for Mrs. Augusta M. REDDICK, former Rochester resident, and her daughter, Mrs. Avis MURPHY, 53, also of Logansport. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home in Logansport.
Mrs. Reddick and her daughter were accident fictims in a two-car crash which occurred Saturday, three miles east of Galveston.
Mrs. Reddick was born Dec. 14, 1886, in Darke County O., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abe KNOLL. Her marriage was to Oren REDDICK, who preceded her in death in 1963. She had resided in Logansport the past 10 years, moving from Rochester.

Ralph L. Miller
Ralph L. MILLER, 79, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. He had been ill four years.
Born Jan. 19, 1892, in Rensselaer, he was the son of Irvin and Ida HULCE MILLER. His first marriage was to Frances HOGANTOGLER. His second marriage was to Loual CHRISTENSON, who survives. A retired Wabash railroad brakeman, he had resided 17 years in Fulton county. He was a member of the Macy Methodist church, the Masonic lodge at Macy and the Order of Eastern Star.
Also surviving three sons, Sgt. Francis L. MILLER, Vietnam; Ollie MILLER, Peru, and Jerry MILLER, of Louisiana; four daughters, Mrs. Donald COLE, Wabash; Mrs. Robert LOWE, Macy; Mrs. Ora McVAY, Logansport; Mrs. Herbert HOHNSON, Carbondale, Ill.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Irene SHOOK, Bryan, O.; a step-son, Paul CHRISTENSON, in Germany; three brothers, Ollie MILLER, Bunker Hill; Hagen MILLER, in Wisconsin, and Harry MILLER, Edwardsburg, Mich.; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Wednesday where Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Orval D. Slife
Orval David SLIFE, 78, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 3 p.m. Monday at his residence.
Born July 13, 1873, in Nebraska, he was the son of David and Clara CARR SLIFE. His marriage was Feb. 14, 1914, at Rochester, to Martha MILLER, who survives. Mr. Slife was a farmer by occupation.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Olive Van DYKE, Warsaw; Mrs. Virgil (Lena) HAUPERT, Mesa, Ariza.; one brother, Cleo [SLIFE], Mesa, Ariz,; two sisters, Mrs. Dale MILLER, Lapaz, and Mrs. Charles HOLLOWAY, Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 6, 1971

[no obits]

Thursday, October 7, 1971

Lowell D. Whetstone
Lowell D. WHETSTONE, 43, R.R. 1, Akron, was found dead early today in his truck on U.S. 24 at Waynedale south of Fort Wayne. An autopsy was to be performed this morning by Dr. Richard BOWER, Allen county coroner.
He was born Dec. 17, 1927 in Kosciusko county to Dewey and Ethel FISHER WHETSTONE of Mentone, who survive. He lived in the Akron and Mentone communities all his life. He was married Dec. 22, 1944 in Larwill to Loa Jean HORN, who survives. Mr. Whetstone was a farmer and a driver for the Pierceton Trucking company. He had served 2 1/2 years in the U. S. Navy, being discharged in 1942.
Surviving with the wife and parents are a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Darlene) REESE, Leesburg; two sons, Leon Dee WHETSTONE, Warsaw, and Jerry Lee WHETSTONE, at home; four sisters, Mrs. George (Doris) ROSE and Mrs. Pat (Lois) WALTZ, both of Mentone; Mrs. Willis (Edna) COWEN, Lapaz, and Mrs. Allen (Mildred) GRINDELE, Warsaw. a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Dennis D. Teel
Dennis Dwain TEEL, 21, R.R. 2, Akron (halfway between Mentone and Akron on Ind. 19), died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at the University hospital in Indianapolis. He had been seriously ill the last three months.
He was born Aug. 15, 1950 in Warsaw to Wilvin and Lucille STUTZMAN TEEL. He resided all his life in the Akron-Mentone area.
He was a 1968 graduate of Akron high school and would have been a senior at Ball State university this fall. He attended the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth STUTZMAN, Etna Green; a brother, James [TEEL], Rockville, Ind.; a half-brother, Bill WHETSTONE, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Ted (Luana) MYERS, Upland.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. John MOORE officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, October 8, 1971

[no obits]

Saturday, October 9, 1971

Chloe Horton
Mrs. Chloe HORTON, 88, Peru, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Dukes hospital at Peru. She and her husband formerly had a summer home on Lake Manitou.
Born in Fulton county Jan. 23, 1883, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John FRY. She was married in 1904 to Ora HORTON, who died in 1961.
She was a member of the Peru First Baptist church, the Peru Eastern Star and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lallah O'BRIEN, Peru, and Mrs. Lucille GURTNER, Akron, O.; a grandson, and a great-grandson.
Last rites will be at the Eikenberry funeral home in Peru at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dwight PATTERSON officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday. Eastern Star services will be at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Zanna A. Overmyer
Mrs. Zanna Aletta "Letty" OVERMYER, 78, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 3:30 a.m. today in the National nursing home in Plymouth after an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 20, 1892 southeast of Culver to Daniel and Mary LISTENBERGER SAVAGE. She was married in 1912 to Anson OVERMYER, who died in April, 1942. She was a longtime member of the Maxinkuckee United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Wilda Jean OVERMYER, Palatine, Ill.; a son, Earl Dean OVERMYER, Culver; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Stephen SAVAGE, Argos, and Alva SAVAGE, Culver. Three sisters and three brothers are deceased.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Earl SHARP officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Carrie L. Sibert
Carrie Leone SIBERT, 85, died at 3 a.m. today in Westville.
She was born April 20, 1886 near Rochester to Lott and Effie BABCOCK. She had resided all her life in the Rochester and Lake Manitou community. She was married in 1905 to Kent B. SIBERT, who died Sept. 24, 1965.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Frances) MILLS, Rochester; two sons, Alfred SIBERT, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Porter SIBERT, Hammond; eight grandchildren, including Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) RICHARDSON, Kent MILLS and Gary SIBERT, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Ray, Luther and Rex BABCOCK, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Pauline T. Aughinbaugh
Mrs. Pauline T. AUGHINBAUGH, wife of Byron "Jack" AUGHINBAUGH, died Friday in Sun City, Cal. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hoover-Minor funeral home at Wabash. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery here.

Monday, October 11, 1971

Marie Thompson
Mrs. Marie THOMPSON, 74, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 3 a.m. Saturday at her residence of a heart attack. She had been ill three weeks.
Born Oct. 14, 1896, at Fletcher's Lake, she was the daughter of Albert and Mildred BURGE. Her marriage was Feb. 7, 1936, in Rochester, to Isaac A. THOMPSON. He preceded in death in July, 1952. Mrs. Thompson had resided in the Rochester area 40 years, moving from Lucerne.
Surviving are two sons, Herbert L. SHEETZ Sr., Fort Wayne, and Cecil SHEETZ, South Bend; eight grandchildren, including Larry G. SHEETZ, Rochester; sixteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Forest (Grace) NEED, Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday.

Richard K. Eller
Richard K. "Dick" ELLER, 47, R.R. 1, Rochester, owner and manager of Dick's Landing on Lake Manitou, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans' hospital in Indianapolis. He had been ill two months.
Born June 16, 1924, in Grant county, he was the son of Russell and Mary WEAVER ELLER. His marriage was July 10, 1960, at Lansing, Mich., to Gayle MELLING. She survives. Mr. Eller had resided here 11 years, moving from Indianapolis. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Lake Manitou association, Rochester American Legion Post, VFW Post, and the Disabled American Veterans.
Also surviving are his mother, of Marion; two sons, Dan [ELLER], Lowell, and Dennis [ELLER], of Plymouth; two brothers, Lowell [ELLER], of Swayzee, and Bernard [ELLER], Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Samuel (Wilma) CAIN, Fairmount; Mrs. Donald (Marthabelle) KENDALL, Sweetser; Mrs. Howard (Vivian) ZELT, Anaheim, Cal.; three step-daughters, Nancy BRINKMAN, Martinsville; Frances KINCAID and Teresa SMITH, both of Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. He will be assisted by the Rochester American Legion and VFW Posts. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories cemetery near Marion. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mayme Scheid
Mrs. Mayme SCHEID, 92, former resident of 317 West Ninth street, died at 7:30 a.m. today in the National nursing home where she had been a patient the past year. She had been ill two years.
An active member of this community, she was born March 18, 1879, in Eaton, O., to Charles and Lavina RINEHART. Her marriage was Nov. 5, 1905, in Eaton, O., to Reuben J. SCHEID. He preceded in death in 1958.
Mrs. Scheid moved to Rochester from Eaton, O., in 1928, when the family purchased the Rochester Canning company. She had resided in this city since that time except for five years spent at the Wesley Methodist Manor in Frankfort. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, Rochester Women's club, WCTU, Victoria Reading Circle and the DAR.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marguerite COPLEN, Rochester; a son, Robert J. SCHEID, Rochester; three grandchildren, Mrs. Tom (Susan) HESS, Marion, Va.; James COPLEN, Dubuque, Ia., and William COPLEN, Rochester; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Russell RINEHART, Alberta, Can.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Carrie Beery
Mrs. Carrie BEERY, 85, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 9:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill since April.
Born Oct. 28, 1885, in Stateline, Ind., she was the daughter of Arlaw and Ora [ALLISON TYLER]. Her marriage was June 27, 1907, in the Burton community, to Otto BEERY. He died in 1961. She had resided here 30 years, moving from Attica. She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church, the Leiters Rebekah lodge and the O.E.S. in Logansport.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Charlotte) HALL, R.R. 4, Rochester; a son, Wayne BEERY, R.R. 4, Rochester; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Alta TYLER, Danville, Ill., and Mrs. Irma CLEMANS, Sacramento, Cal.; one brother, Arnett TYLER, Bismark, Ill. One daughter, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Harold WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Richard C. Brackett
Richard C. BRACKETT, 50, 108 Marie Place, Portland, Texas, former Rochester resident, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Sunday night in the Spohn hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mr. Brackett was born in Globe, Ariz., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman E. BRACKETT, both deceased. He attended Rochester high school and was graduated from the Missouri School of Mines. In recent years he had been employed as a salesman by Oil Supply companies in Texas. He served in World War II in the Engineer Corps.
Surviving are his wife, Betty [BRACKETT]; a son, Richard [BRACKETT[, a senior in A. & M. university, and a daughter, Louise [BRACKETT], in high school. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Portland, Texas.

Tuesday, October 12, 1971

Carrie Beery
Eastern Star Chapter 58 of Logansport will conduct memorial services at 8 o'clock tonight at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Carrie BEERY, 85, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Monday morning. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Estelle M. Van Dien
Mrs. Estelle M. Van DIEN, 68, 927 Monroe street, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Sunday. She had been ill one month.
Born Nov. 10, 1902, near Athens, she was the daughter of Thomas and Jane SHELLEY BRYANT. Her marriage was Dec. 3, 1931, in LaPorte to Alfred Van DIEN. He died in 1960. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Otis (Edith) HAGEN, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Marie FOSTER, Rochester, and Mrs. David (Esther) SPEELE, Mishawaka; two brothers, Oliver BRYANT, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Ralph BRYANT, R.R. 3, Rochestr, and nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday 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 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Training Center.

Mary L. Richter
Mrs. Mary L. RICHTER, 70, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 4:15 a.m. today at her residence. She had been ill three months.
Born May 6, 1901, in Elkhart county, she was the daughter of Dan and Madge LUTES BOOMERSHINE. Her marriage was April 18, 1928, in South Bend, to Merle D. RICHTER, who survives. She had resided here 30 years, moving from South Bend.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Lorraine) PARKHURST, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Virginia) BUSSIER, Miami, Fla.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Mabel L. Rusler
Mrs. Mabel [Louise] RUSLER, East Fourth street, died early today at her residence. She was the mother of Dr. William J. RUSLER, Rochester.
Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, October 13, 1971

Walter L. Scott
Walter L. SCOTT, 59, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient eight days and ill 10 years.
Born Oct. 23, 1911, in Wade, N.Y., he was the son of Henry and Jeanette SCOTT. His marriage was in Chicago to Josephine STRICKER, who survives. He was an employee of the Sealed Power company here and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Nila) FOGELBERG, Chicago; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Cecile ASCENCIO, Silver Springs, Md.; Mrs. Lawrence (Madlen) [CARVEY], Chicago; Mrs. Marie FOLTMAN, Arlington Heights, Ill.; three brothers, John [SCOTT], of Des Plaines, Ill.; Paul [SCOTT], Orlando, Fla., and Robert [SCOTT], Mishawaka, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Mabel L. Rusler
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Mabel Louise RUSLER, 68, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Tuesday 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. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to a favorite charity.
born Aug. 26, 1903, in Rochester, Mrs. Rusler was the daughter of Schuyler and Catherine HARNESS BRAMAN. Her marriage was Dec. 10, 1918, at Hillsdale, Mich., to Robert L. RUSLER. He preceded in death in 1970. She had resided her entire life in the Rochester and Huntington communities. She was a member of the American Legion and VFW auxiliaries, the Ladies Society of Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen.
Surviving are a son, Dr. William L. RUSLER, Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. William (Pam) WALTERS, and Kathy RUSLER, both of Rochester; two great-granddaughters, Kristi and Kimberly WALTERS, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Arthur (Minnie) MOORE, of Rochester and nieces and nephews. Three brothers and one sister prceded in death.

Arthur L. Shoemaker
Arthur L. SHOEMAKER, 91, Akron, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill seven weeks.
Born July 17, 1880, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of John and Mary SHIVELY SHOEMAKER. His marriage was in 1910 to Anna GERLACH. She survives. A lifetime resident of the Akron community, he was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Claude (Mary) WALTERS, Warsaw; three sons, Homer [SHOEMAKER], of Hammond, Walter [SHOEMAKER], R.R. 1, Mentone; Cecil [SHOEMAKER], R.R. 2, Macy; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Fred [SHOEMAKER], of Cambridge, Ill.; Floyd [SHOEMAKER], of Urbana, and Don [SHOEMAKER], Warsaw.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. J. B. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday.

John M. Leeds
John M. LEEDS, 80, Lake Placid, Fla., was killed at a railroad crossing near Tipton this morning on his way home from Rochester. He was the father of Mrs. Albert (Dolly) RANZ of Rochester. Funeral services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Mr. Leeds died in the collision of his car with a Norfolk and Western freight train on U.S. 31 crossing six miles northwest of Tipton where a similar accident killed four persons Sept. 5.

Alta Hoffman
Mrs. Alta HOFFMAN, Gilead, died early today in Woodlawn hospital. Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Thursday, October 14, 1971

Sgt.1c Audley Mills
United States casualties in Vietnam have decreased steadily for several months, but Fulton county has recorded its 13th death in the war since 1963.
The latest victim - and the fifth from Rochester - was Sergeant First Class Audley "Bill" MILLS, 36, R.R. 2, Rochester, a member of the Green Berets, who was killed on a mission Monday when a booby trap exploded.
His wife, Aretha [MILLS], was notified at her home along Ind. 14 across from Fulton county airport by an Army major Tuesday. A telegram about the death arrived at the Mills home Wednesday.
No details of the action were given in the telegram.
Sgt. Mills was born in Fulton county Dec. 3, 1934 and attended school in Kewanna. He was a career man in the Army, having served 18 years. He was on his fourth tour of duty in Vietnam when he ws killed.
Sgt. Mills had just returned to Vietnam after having been stationed in the United States for three years, mostly at Fort Bragg, near Fayetteville, N.C. he and wife had resided here for the last three years.
The son of th late Eli and Rozella WESTERHOUSE MILLS, Sgt. Mills and the former Aretha FLOYD were married Dec. 16, 1954 in Fayetteville.
Surviving with Mrs. Mills are two children, Jerry [MILLS], 13 years old, and Michael [MILLS], 12; four sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Lydia) JAMES, Logansport; Mrs. Floyd (Jennie) KOENIG, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Ruby WILLIAMS, Tawas City, Mich., and Mrs. Ray (Mable) ALLEN, Tucson, Ariz., and two brothers, Spencer MILLS, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Howard MILLS, Marietta, Ga. A brother, A. C. MILLS, preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Fulton county's list of Vietnam war dead started Sept. 2, 1963 when Air Force Lt. Neil McKINNEY, 30, Akron, was lost on an air observance mission. Since then, the following have joined the list:
2. Army Pfc Roger MANNS, 18, R.R. 2, Akron, drowned in May, 1966 while on patrol.
3. Army Sp4 James R. UTTER, 21, Talma, killed on patrol April 15, 1967.
4. Army Pfc Marvin WHITE, 20, Newcastle township, died of grenade wound April 29, 1967.
5. Marine Lance Corporal James A. BALLINGER, 21, Rochester, died Jan. 31, 1968 when hit by mortar fire.
6. Army Staff Sergeant Lawrence E. GIBSON, 31, Rochester, died of combat wounds Feb. 14, 1968.
7. Army Sgt. George PACKARD, 22, Rochester, died June 6, 1968 of wounds suffered in land mine explosion.
8. Army Sgt. Dennis M. FAIRCHILD, 20, Akron, listed Jan. 20, 1969 was killed in action after being reported missing earlier.
9. Army Sgt. James K. AMEIGH, 26, of near Akron, killed June 24, 1969 as helicopter pilot.
10. Army Sp4 James TALBOTT, 21, R.R., Kewanna, killed in action Aug. 6, 1969.
11. Army Sp4 Timothy R. ROE, 18, Rochester, died Feb. 26, 1970 of injuries sustained while working on a tank.
12. Army Sgt. Joe NUNN, 21, Leiters Ford, killed April 25, 1970 on combat mission.
13. Army Sgt. First Class Audley MILLS.

John M. Leeds
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for John M. LEEDS, 80, Lake Placid, Fla., who was killed Wednesday morning in a car-train collision northwest of Tipton. The Rev. Clyde WALTERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Training Center.
Born Jan. 28, 1891, at Kokomo, he was the son of Josiah and Mary HEATHCOTE LEEDS. His marriage was Jan. 28, 1911, at Greentown, to Dollie May GIBSON. She preceded in death in 1971. He had lived in Fulton county most of his life with the exception of the past seven years, spent in Florida. He was a retired tool and die maker and the first manager of the Indiana Metal Products company here. He also owned the former Leeds' orchard.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Albert "Dolly" RANZ, Rochester; Mrs. Earl (Virginia) BAUMGARTNER, Chicago; Mrs. David (Mary) GORDON, Detroit, and Mrs. Robert (Martha) HARROFF, Atlanta, Ga.; eleven grandchildren, including Mrs. Wilber (Joretta) WHEADON, Rochester; four grat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Three sisters and one brother prceded in death.

Inez Harshman
Mrs. Inez HARSHMAN, 59, Punta Gorda, Fla., died Wednesday at 5:05 a.m. following a lengthy illness. She was the mother of Donald and Ronald HARSHMAN of Rochester.
Mr. and Mrs. Harshman resided at Lake Manitou three years ago.
Also surviving are her husband, Dallas [HARSHMAN]; three daughters, and eighteen grandchildren.
Final rites will be Monday in the Russell and Hitch funeral home in Lebanon. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Lebanon.

Jonas W. Stockberger
Jonas Warren STOCKBERGER, 87, R.R. 1, Etna Green, died at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw, where he was a patient for 10 months.
He was born Feb. 6, 1884 in Argos to George and Martha Jane CARPENTER STOCKBERGER. He had rsided in the Etna Green area for 20 years, moving there from Tippecanoe. He was married to Cora DUDGEON in April of 1924; she died in March of 1927. He was married to Pearl FREDRICKS in April of 1939; she died Oct. 27, 1970. Mr. Stockberger was a farmer.
Surviving are two sons, Gorman [STOCKBERGER], of Portage, Mich., and Norman [STOCKBERGER], of Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) JACKSON, Fulton; a step-son, Gerald McQUILLAN, Tippecanoe; a step-daughter, Mrs. Donald WOLF, Jackson, Mich.; a brother, George [STOCKBERGER], Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. L. E. TODD officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Walter L. Scott
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Walter L. SCOTT, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Tuesday morning in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Harold WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Alta M. Hoffman
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Akron church of God for Mrs. Alta M. HOFFMAN, 70, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron and at the church one hour prior to services.
Born Sept. 14, 1901, in Starke county, she was the daughter of Arrond and Millie BERGER. Her marriage was in 1921 to Oart YARIAN. He died in 1946. Her second marriage was to Ellis HOFFMAN in 1947. He survives. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Orville (Lulu) BUCKHEISER, Akron, and Mrs. Leonard (Helen) BEIGH, Akron; one son, Otis YARIAN, Newaygo, Mich.; two step-sons, Don HOFFMAN, North Manchester, and Dean HOFFMAN, Wichita, Kans.; eight grandchildren; six great-brandchildren; six step-grandchildren.

Martha McIntire
Mrs. Martha McINTIRE, 90, Delong, died early today at her residence.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, October 15, 1971

Nova E. Thomas
Mrs. Nova E. KAMP THOMAS, 77, Argos, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in Fairview nursing home in Plymouth. She had suffered a long illness.
Born March 22, 1894, in Walnut township near Argos, she was the daughter of Silas and Bertha PARKHURST KAMP. A lifetime resident of the Argos area she had worked as a news corrspondent for The Rochester Sentinel and the Plymouth Pilot. She was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Surviving are several aunts and uncles.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Jordon cemetery southwest of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Martha McIntire
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Delong United Methodist church for Mrs. Martha McINTIRE, 90, Delong, who died Thursday at her residence. The Rev. Philip LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. on Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Born Jan. 19, 1881, in Union township, Mrs. McIntire was the daughter of Edward and Martha BARRETT STUBBS. Her marriage was April 24, 1901, in Delong, to Austin "Doc" McINTIRE. He died in 1960. Mrs. McIntire taught school in Aubbeenaubbee township many years and was a member of the Methodist church at Delong and the Spanish American War Veterans auxiliary.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Harry (Bessie) McVAY, Rochester, and numerous nieces and nephews. One daughter, a sister, and six brothers preceded in death.

Saturday, October 16, 1971

Harry J. Overmyer Sr.
Harry J. OVERMYER Sr., 79, R.R. 3, Rochester, Fulton county treasurer from 1936-40, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital after being in failing health 1 1/2 years.
He was born Jan. 30, 1892 in Fulton county to Ambrose and Nora OVERMYER. He resided most of his life in this area, except for the winter months in Sebring, Fla. He was married Jan. 30, 1913 in Fulton county to Grace E. MYERS, who preceded in death. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church and the Richland Center I..O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Al (Helen) CUMMINGS, LaPorte; two sons, Robert E. [OVERMYER], North Liberty, and Harry [OVERMYER], Jr., R.R. 1, Rochester; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a brother, William [OVERMYER], Laketon. Two grandchildren, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Monday in the Whippoorwill Community church with the Rev. Ron HIEBNER officiating. 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 Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, October 18, 1971

Sgt 1c Audley Mills
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Sergeant First Class Audley MILLS, R.R. 2, Rochester, who was killed last Monday in Vietnam.
Full military rites will be awarded with the Chaplain of Fort Benjamin Harrison officiating. An Honor Guard from Fort Benjamin Harrison will be in attendance. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Leroy C. Wise
Leroy C. "Bud" WISE, 44, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been ill six months.
Born June 28, 1927, at Roann, he was the son of Frank and Lulu JOHNSON WISE. His marriage was July 20, 1951, at Mentone to Esther KEHOE. She survives. A farmer and trucker, he had resided in the Mentone area since 1939. He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Also surviving are two sons, James [WISE], a student at Purdue university in Lafayette, and Mark [WISE], at home; two daughters, Cynthia and Sandra [WISE], both at home; his mother, Mrs. Lulu WISE, R.R. 1, Mentone; one sister, Mrs. Karl (Lula Mae) KING, Peru. His father and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Mentone Church of Christ. Brother P. R. JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial Home in Mentone after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Clyde D. Garner
Clyde D. GARNER, 83, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.
He was born Sept. 18, 1888, in Fulton county, the son of William and Lidella PRILL GARNER. His marriage was in August, 1910, to Grace GUISE, who survives. He was a retired farmer, auctioneer and state highway employee. He was a member of the Bruce Lake Community church.
Also surviving are two sons, Leonard [GARNER], of Rolla, Mo., and Burdette [GARNER], of R.R. 1, Kewanna; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie (Alice) HOUSE, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Golda ZAHNISER, Oceanside, Cal., six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Joseph Denny
Joseph DENNY, 63, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 9:46 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Dec. 18, 1907, in Warsaw, he was the son of George W. and Pearl KLINE DENNY. His marriage was Sept. 26, 1935, to Cora YEAZEL, who survives. Mr. Denny had lived in the Argos area 40 years, moving from Warsaw. He was a retired employee of the Eley Sawmill company in Argos.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Barbara) STOUDDER, Nappanee; Mrs. David (Sue) FERRIS, Osceola; Mrs. Charles (Lonna) HENRY, Plymouth; one step-daughter, Mrs. James (Charmaine) HATFIELD, Loveland, Colo; one son, Ronald DENNY, R.R. 2, Argos; one step-son, Jack RUNYAN, New Paris; eight grandchildran; one sister, Mrs. Omer (Dorothy) THOMPSON, Argos; two brothers, Robert DENNY and Bill DENNY, both of Argos. One step-daughter and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Elder Walter MANGUN will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Donald Ray Beliles
Donald Ray BELILES, three-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald BELILES, 402 Fulton street, died at 4 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend following an extended illness. He had been a patient six days.
He was born June 28, 1971, in Rochester to Donald and Mary BRADLEY BELILES.
Surviving with his parents are a sister, Cynthia Lynn [BELILES] and a brother, David Allen [BELILES], both at home; the maternal grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Henry BRADLEY, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl BELILES, Francesville; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Erve BRADLEY, R.R. 4, Rochester; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Vernie SMITH, Morgantown, Ky.; the paternal great-grandfather, Boss BELILES, Morgantown, Ky.
Final rites will be at the Pentacostal church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, October 20, 1971

William J. Wise
William John WISE, 61, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Monday in the Veterans Research hospital in Chicago.
He was born Aug. 24, 1911, in Wabash. He had lived in the Rochester area since 1965. His marriage was June 25, 1954, in Fort Wayne to Wenonah ATKINSON. She survives. Mr. Wise was an employee of the Northern Box company in Elkhart and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW in Elkhart.
Also surviving are three daughters, Candy Lynn [WISE], at home; Mrs. Robert (Donna) CLEMANS, Rochester, and Mrs. Louis (Mary) WATTS, Elkhart; two sons, John WISE, Rochester, and Arden E. NABLE, Osceola; sixteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Lemuel WISE, Nappanee, and one sister, Cleo WEBER, Peoria, Ill.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Hartzler-Gutermuth funeral home in Elkhart. The Rev. Lloyd LINDER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery in Elkhart. Graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW Post 88. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, October 21, 1971

Carl B. Newcomb
Carl B. NEWCOMB, 73, long prominent in local business and farming, died Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital after a lengthy illness. He had been admitted to the hospital on Sept. 9.
Mr. Newcomb formerly owned the Fulton County Community Sale Barn here and the Winamac Sale Barn. He retired from this business in 1965 after 25 years and had devoted his time to management of his farm interests in the county. The local sale barn was built by Mr. Newcomb into one of Indiana's largest farm livstock auctions.
Born Dec., 1, 1897, in the Ebenezer neighborhood near Rochester, he was the eldest son of Elmer M. and Effie BLACKETOR NEWCOMB. His marriage was June 1, 1923, at the south farm near Rochester to Mary Alice LOWE, who survives.
Mr. Newcomb was a member of the First Baptist church, where he took an active part in the new church building program. He also was a charter member and past director of the Chamber of Commerce, belonged to the Royal Arch Masons, Masonic lodge No. 79, Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend, Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge, and was past president of the Indiana Salebarn Association.
Also surviving are two daughtrs, Mrs. Joanne BENDALL, Rochester, and Mrs. Roger (Marcia) SMITH, Eureka, Ill.; five granddaughters, JoEllen BENDALL, Cindy, Lynne, Peggy and Kathryn SMITH; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Betty) MYERS, Fullerton, CaL; a brother, James G. NEWCOMB, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were two brothers, Leonard and Floyd [NEWCOMB].
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Fulton County Cancer Detection Center.

Hazel M. Keim
Mrs. Hazel M. KEIM, 59, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 8:07 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill one week.
Born May 15, 1912, in Mishawaka, she was the daughter of Arthur and Grace BOOKER CARPENTER. Her marriage was Feb. 2, 1935, to Walter K. KEIM, who survives. She had resided here 23 years, moving from Warsaw. Mrs. Keim was a bookkeeper for the Stewart Supply company here and a member of the Trinity United Methodist church and the O.E.S. in Rochester.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jacquelyn) BEALL, Lafayette; Mrs. Gerrold (Donna) HERMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Myron (Carol) FOOR, Kokomo; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Florence) SCHRADER, LaPorte; Mrs. Charles (Margaret) KOCZAN, South Bend, and the step-father, Lloyd LEEDY, Peru.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Donald C. Plank
Donald [Cowgill] PLANK, 90, Lake Manitou, R.R. 2, Rochester, died early today in Woodlawn hospital. Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, October 22, 1971

Donald C. Plank
Donald [Cowgill] PLANK, 90, Lake Manitou, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Sept. 27.
A retired accountant, Mr. Plank was born Jan. 22, 1881, in Rochester to Charles K. and Mary BRACETT PLANK. His first marriage was in 1904 to Nellie SPARKS. She preceded in death in 1937. His second marriage was in 1939 to Pearl BARRETT who died in 1953.
Mr. Plank had resided in this area his entire life with the exception of several years spent in Australia and South America where he served as an export manager for the Studebaker corporation. He was a graduate of Beloit college and a member of the Beta Theta Phi fraternity. He was a member of the Rochester Elks club.
Surviving are one son, Donald K. PLANK, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Charles E. (Margaret) PYLE, of Rochester; two nieces, Mrs. Hugh (Mary) MOORE and Mrs. H. C. (Margaret) HERKLESS, both of Rochester, and one nephew, Colonel Lewis ENSIGN, of Germany.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank D. Ward Sr.
Final rites were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph, Mich., for Frank Dean WARD Sr., 81, of St. Joseph, who died Tuesday in a hospital in that city. Burial was in the Riverview cemetery there.
Mr. Ward was a native of Kewanna and the son of James and Emma WARD, former Rochester residents. He was a retired Naval Reservist and a veteran of World War I and II.
Survivors include two daughters, two sons and six grandchildren. His wife, the former Mary MORRISON, preceded in death.

Saturday, October 23, 1971

Esther E. Thomson
Esther E. THOMSON, 75, Fulton, died Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Logansport Memorial hospital of a heart attack sustained earlier in the day. Death was unexpected.
Born Dec. 9, 1895, in Clay township of Cass county, she was the daughter of Robert and Grace McDOWELL ELLIOTT and had resided in the Fulton community since 1932. She was married Jan. 15, 1916, in Logansport, to J. DeWitt THOMSON, who survives.
Mrs. Thomson was a member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian church and was a former vice president of the national Star Carriers Euxiliary. Also surviving are a son, Bob THOMSON, R.R. 5, Logansport, two grandsons and five great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, October 25, 1971

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Tuesday, October 26, 1971

G. Ruth Webb
Mrs. G. Ruth WEBB, 75, R.R. 1, Etna Green, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday at her home following an illness of about a year.
She was born June 11, 1896 near Etna Green to Mr. and Mrs. Elias PITTMAN and had resided all her life in the Etna Green area. She was married Jan. 1, 1914 in Etna Green to John A. "Lonnie" WEBB, who died Aug. 10, 1970. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist church.
Surviving are a son, Doyle [WEBB], Warsaw; a brother, Roscoe [PITTMAN], Three Rivers, Mich.; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Geraldine HUDSON, preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King memorial home at Mentone with Elder Albert PRATT officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Bert L. Gillespie
Bert L. GILLESPIE, 81, Kewanna, died at 1:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Dec. 2, 1889, in Union township, he was the son of Fred and Jane CALVIN GILLESPIE. His marriage was March 4, 1916, at Rochester to Onita McKEE. She survives. He was a retired meat cutter and a member of the Church of Christ at Kewanna.
Surviving are one brother, Van [GILLESPIE], Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Hazel BECKNER, Ann Arbor, Mich. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Harrison chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

David C. Steele
David C. STEELE, 65, Mishawaka, died unexpectedly at 12:30 p.m. Monday at his residence.
He was born May 20, 1906, in North Liberty, to William and Dora STEELE, former Rochester resident. His marriage was Nov. 23, 1950, at North Liberty to Esther BRYANT, who survives. A retired employee of the Greyhound corporation in Detroit, he was a veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW at Mishawaka. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Dora E. STEELE, North Liberty; one step-son, James Lynn COX, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Lyle HOLLER, South Beloit, Ill.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka. The Rev. A. P. WENGER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Logan Center in South Bend.

Amy E. Wilson
Amy E. WILSON, 87, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at Woodlawn hospital at 5:15 p.m. Monday.
She was born July 14, 1884 in Pulaski county to Harvey and Anna CAMPBELL WILEY. She was married to John L. WILSON March 10, 1909 in Kewanna; he died in November of 1955. She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church, the Order of Eastern Star, Rebekah lodge, Past Noble Grand club, Worthwhile Home Ec club and the Union Township Woodlawn Hospital auxiliary.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Darlene) LONG, Milan, Mich., and Mrs. Herbert (Margaret) SMITH, R.R. 5, Rochester; two brothers, Harry WILEY, Gregory, Mich., and George WILEY, East Gary; two sisters, Mrs. Merle MURPHY and Mrs. Nellie TAM, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; eight grandchildren; a foster-grandson; thirteen great-grandchildren, and three foster-great-grandchildren. A grandson, two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at he Kewanna United Methodist church with the Rev. James BUTLER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and at the church for one hour before services. Eastern Star memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may contribute to their favorite charity or the Kewanna United Methodist church in Mrs. Wilson's memory.

Elizabeth Ray
Mrs. Elizabeth RAY, 95, Jacksonville, Fla., mother of Mrs. Lester CRABBS of Rochester, died at 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in Memorial hospital at Jacksonville. Mr. and Mrs. Crabbs attended the services in Jacksonville and Charleston, S.C. Mrs. Ray had visited in Rochester.

Wednesday, October 27, 1971

Kline W. Hamlett
Word has been received here of the death of Kline W. HAMLETT, former Rochester resident who has been living in Dayton, O. Surviving are his wife, Mildred COLE HAMLETT; three sisters, Mrs. Treva BEEHLER, Mrs. Arphelia Ann SHEETZ, both of Rochester; Mrs. Iona CHESNEY, Los Angeles. A sister, Mrs. A. NOYES, preceded in death.

Thursday, October 28, 1971

Cathlina Sue Redinger
Cathlina Sue REDINGER, infant daughter of Lee and Carol McFARLAND REDINGER, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
Born Tuesday at 1:35 p.m, Cathline Sue lived 16 hours following her birth.
Surviving with her parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Benny McFARLAND; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ward REDINGER; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William THOMPSON and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mark REDINGER, all of Argos. One sister, Christina [REDINGER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Mark DAY will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Gertrude L. Reichard
Mrs. Gertrude L. REICHARD, 78, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 5:23 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill since June 19 with a coronary condition.
Born July 29, 1893, in Peru, she was the daughter of Clarence and Jessie FISHER. Her marriage was Dec. 25, 1915, in Leiters Ford to Omer E. REICHARD, who survives. She had resided the majority of her life in the Leiters Ford community. Mrs. Reichard was a member of the United Methodist church at Leiters Ford, the WSCS of the church, the Rebekah lodge at Kewanna and the Rebekah's Past Noble Grand club.
Also surviving are three sons, Emerson, Robert and Clifford [REICHARD], all of R.R. 4, Rochester; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George (Lorane) SPEYER, Culver, and Mrs. Oman (Dora) JENKINS, Potosi, Mo., and nieces and nephews. One son, two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the United Methodist church at Leiters Ford. The Rev. Philip LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services. The Kewanna Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.
The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Friday, October 29, 1971

Lena Sample
Mrs. Lena SAMPLE, 65, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient eight days. Death was attributed to a heart condition.
Born April 22, 1907, at Disko, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Earl and Hazel HOAGLAND GEARHART. Her first marriage was in 1924, to Kenneth FELLERS. He died in 1954. Her second marriage was to Leonard SAMPLE, who survives. She had resided in the Akron community her entire life and was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clesta (Betty) TULLIS, Killeen, Texas, and Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) HARGER, Akron; two sons, Charles [FELLERS] of Rochester, and Donald [FELLERS], in Vietnam; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dale (Margaret) WHITZEL, Wabash, and Mrs. James (Shirley) PAUL, also of Wabash; two step-sons, Leonard R. SAMPLE, Fort Wayne, and Philip SAMPLE, Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Theodore (Josephine) ROBINSON, Akron, and Mrs. Jack GROSHON, Fremont; one brother, Kenneth GEARHART, South Bend.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron United Methodist church. The Revs. Claude FAWNS and John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon on Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Isaac R. Beckley
Isaac R. BECKLEY, 78, Star City, died at 6:25 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial hospital inWinamac. He had been ill 10 years.
Born Oct. 17, 1893, at Royal Center, he had resided in the Star City area most of his life. His marriage was Sept. 5, 1914, at Star City to Alta WISLEY, who survives. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the United Methodist church at Star City.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Catherine OILER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. June E. SLONAKER, Rochester; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Elizabeth BECKLEY, Royal Center, and Mrs. Emmaline ROGERS, also of Royal Center, one brother, Horace BECKLEY, Walton.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fry-Lange funeral home in Winamac. The Rev. Ronald COVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Star City. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Saturday.

Saturday, October 30, 1971

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Monday, November 1, 1971

William Edington
William EDINGTON, 84, 912 Main street, died at 5 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
Born July 18, 1887, in Marion, he was the son of George and Matilda EDINGTON. His marriage was May 16, 1924, at Winamac, to Mabel IRVIN. She preceded in death May 12, 1971. A retired farmer, he had resided the majority of his life in this community and was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Louise) GRUBB, Rochester; Mrs. Howard (Evelyn) BURNS, Crown Point; Mrs. Junior (Margaret) CARPENTER, Carey, O.; Mrs. Ron (Ruby) HOUSE, Lafayette; four sons, Lester, George, Carl and Ralph [EDINGTON], all of Rochester, and twenty-four grandchildren.
Final rites are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Joseph PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ione Huston
Mrs. Ione HUSTON, 89, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a former Rochester resident, died Saturday in Fort Lauderdale.
She had resided in Florida 1 1/2 years. Her marriage was to Joseph HUSTON who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Wayne [HUSTON], of Fort Lauderdale, two grandchildren, Robert Bird, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mack HUSTON, Indianapolis.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Jordan-Thomas funeral home in Fort Lauderdale. Burial will be in the Lauderdale Memorial Park cemetery.

Theodore R. Landis
Theodore R. LANDIS, 71, R.R. 1, Akron, died unexpectedly at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence of a heart attack.
Born Sept. 6, 1900, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Israel and Laura Belle HITE LANDIS. His marriage was Sept. 17, 1921, in Rochester to Eva BRYANT, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Akron community, he was a retired employee of the Warner Brooder company of North Manchester. He was a member of the Disko United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Ann) FLOOR, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Bobbie (Esther) KIRK, R.R. 2, Peru; one son, Charles [LANDIS], Peru; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie SAMSON, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Ethel BUCHER, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; one brother Dow LANDIS, Akron. One sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Silver Creek Church of God. The Revs. Peter HANSTRA and George RESER will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon on Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Myrtle Dickey
Mrs. Myrtle DICKEY, 85, Van Wert, O., died at 10 p.m. Friday in Van Wert following several months illness.
Born Feb. 13, 1886, in Akron, she was the daughter of Fremont and Martha MYERS HART. Her marriage was to J. A. DICKEY who preceded her in death. She had resided in Van Wert for several years, moving from Fort Wayne.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Marie DAVIS, Van Wert, O.; a sister, Mrs. Opal DICKERHOFF, Akron, and one niece, Mrs. Mildred CARAFF, South Bend.
Final rites will be at 3 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 after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, November 2, 1971

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Wednesday, November 3, 1971

Fay Van Trump
Mrs. Fay Van TRUMP, 85, died this morning at 8 o'clock at the National nursing home here. She had been hospitalized for the past year.
Born April 24, 1886, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Frank and Arwesta HULSE. Her marriage was Oct. 24, 1910, to Carl "Tony" Van TRUMP, former managing editor of The Sentinel. He preceded in death Sept. 29, 1968.
Mrs. Van Trump graduated from Culver high school and Rochester Normal university and taught school in the Culver area before her marriage. She was a member of the First Baptist church, Eastern Star and Daughters of American Revolution.
Surviving are one step-sister, Mrs. Herbert (Lucille) FUNSETT, Madison, Wis., and three nieces, Mrs. Fred RITCHIE and Mrs. Garl SHANK, both of Rochester, and Mrs. William BURR, Grosse Isle, Mich.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Emme McCarter
Mrs. Emma McCARTER, 89, 714 1/2 Main street, died at 1 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth where she was admitted Aug. 20.
Born Jan. 4, 1882, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of William and Matilda JOHNSON McHENRY. Her marriage was in 1901, at Bruce Lake to Edward McCARTER. He preceded in death in 1964. She had resided in Rochester 10 1/2 years, moving from a farm on the East Fort Wayne Road. She was a member of the Gleaner's lodge at Lake Bruce and the Trinity United Methodist church here.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edith COOK, Chicago; a son, Clarence McCARTER, Lucerne; one grandson; two great-granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. Stella MURPHY, Bruce Lake. Four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. V. A. LALLEMENT will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Lake Bruce. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Emma B. Smith
Mrs. Emma B. SMITH, 105, former Kewanna resident, died Monday in Long Beach, Cal.
Born Jan. 25, 1866, in Ohio, she was the daughter of Thomas and Elmira COX LEASURE. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Joseph BRUNK, George McKAY and Francis SMITH. She was the last survivor in a family of 11 children. She was a member of the Baptist church in Long Beach.
Surviving are one son, Gale BRUNK, Long Beach, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys RICHARDS, R.R. 3, Kewanna; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there. The Rev. Otis STONE will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Amanda J. Murphy
Mrs. Amanda J. MURPHY, 87, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 3:34 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Warden PERRY. She had been ill five years and serious three months.
Born April 28, 1884, in Miami county, she was the daughter of John F. and Ella IMHOOF. Her marriage was June 28, 1905, in North Manchester, to Fred MURPHY. He died in 1937. A lifetime resident of the Akron community, she was a member of the old Akron Church of God.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Warden (Esther) PERRY, Beaver Dam; Mrs. George (Elloise) IHNEN, Silver Lake; Mrs. Jim (Kathleen) HILL, of Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Foster (Nada) ALSPAUGH, New Orleans, La.; twelve grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two brothers, London [IMHOOF], of Huntington, and Fred [IMHOOF], of Walton; one sister, Mrs. Dave KERCHER, Mentone. One son, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until the hour of service.

Thursday, November 4, 1971

Meriam Johnson
Mrs. Meriam JOHNSON, 56, 325 Main street, died unexpectedly at 3 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was admitted to the hospital at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Born July 13, 1915, in Fulton, she was the daughter of Clyde and Ruth MARSH LEAVELL. Her marriage was Sept. 21, 1932, in Rochester to Virgil F. "Bud" JOHNSON. He preceded in death July 1, 1971. Mrs. Johnson had resided most of her life in the Rochester and Fulton communities, with the exception of nine years spent in Valparaiso. She had assumed the work of her late husband as state sales representative for the America LaFrance Fire Equipment company and the Hoosier Fire Equipment company.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jackie) EILER, Rochester, and Mrs. Nick (Peggy) SWARTZ, Valparaiso; seven grandchildren; five brothers, Robert LEAVELL, Fulton; Howard [LEAVELL], of Tiosa; Paul [LEAVELL], Twelve Mile; James [LEAVELL], South Bend, and Don [LEAVELL], of Tucson,Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. John (Ann) WHITTENBERGER and Mrs. Pat DITTMAN, both of Rochester; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Marie THOMPSON. A daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Friday.

Harry L. Masteller
Harry L. MASTELLER, 84, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his home. Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Friday, November 5, 1971

Harry L. Masteller
Harry L. MASTELLER, 84, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at his home following an illness of four years. He was seriously ill three months.
Born March 25, 1887 in Akron, he was the son of Clarence and Ruhama GRINDLE MASTELLER and had resided all his life in the Akron area. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Akron Mosonic lodge, Akron Eastern Star and the Presbyterian church.
Surviving with the wife are two nieces, Helen SMITH, Logansport, and Kathleen BOWEN, Rochester, and two nephews, Robert L. MASTELLER, Kewanna, and Claude MASTELLER, Rochester. A sister and a brother are deceased.
Last 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 Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, November 6, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, November 8, 1971

William Cordell
William CORDELL, Indianapolis, died Sunday in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. He was the husband of Marie CARR CORDELL, former Rochester resident. Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Flanner-Buchanan funeral home in Broad Ripple. Burial will be in Indianapolis.

Charles E. Decker
Charles E. DECKER, 86, Culver, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday in Plymouth Parkview hospital after an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 13, 1885 in Pulaski county to John and Mary HAZEL DECKER. He had resided on a farm in the Rochester area for 54 years, moving to Culver two years ago. He was married April 12, 1909 in Logansport to Odelia E. WEISSENBURGER, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are six sons, John [DECKER], Culver; Bernard [DECKER], Mishawaka; Paul [DECKER], Indianapolis; Richard [DECKER], Valparaiso; Carl [DECKER], Fresno, Cal., and Charles [DECKER], San Marcas, Cal.; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth GUISE, Decatur, Ind. Mrs. Helen McFEELY, Cardiff, Cal.; Mrs. Mary Jane MUNDY, Wichita, Kan.; Mrs. Lenora CULTICE, and Mrs. Ann FRIERMOOD, both of Culver; a brother, William DECKER, South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Adeline SCHERSCHEL, Los Angeles; Mrs. Nora ENGLE, Springfield, Mo., and Mrs. Stella WENTZEL, Culver; forty-three grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Mary of the Lake Catholic church in Culver with Father Joseph A. LENK officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery at Monterey. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.

Ollie Davis
Mrs. Ollie DAVIS, 85, Collison, Ill., former Fulton county resident, died Sunday at Lakeview hospital in Danville, Ill. She had been ill seven weeks.
Born March 23, 1886, in Illinois, she was the daughter of James and Lavina MORRISON MASON. Her marriage was in 1906 to Robert DAVIS. He preceded in death Sept. 28, 1935.
Surviving are a son, Robert [DAVIS] Jr. and a grandson, John Robert DAVIS, both of Collison, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Talfred (Mabel) RICHARDSON, Rochester. Five brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist church in Collison. Burial will be in the Embury cemetery. Friends may call at the Lanham funeral home in Potomac, Ill. from 7-9 p.m. today.

Idyl D. Hoffer
Idyl D. HOFFER, 69, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at his home early Sunday morning.
He was born Aug. 17, 1902 in Kosciusko county to Zeph and Mary WHETSTONE HOFFER and had resided all his life in the Mentone and Warsaw areas. He was married Jan. 19, 1948 to Helen JONAS, who died in May of 1969. He was a retired employee of the Dalton foundry in Warsaw and was a member of the firm's 25-year service club.
Surviving are two sons, Max [HOFFER], R.R. 1, Mentone, and Rex [HOFFER], Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Chet (Jean) KOLAR, Warsaw; a step-son, Charles JONAS, South Bend; a step-daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Mary Belle) HULL, Warsaw; a brother, Emery [HOFFER], Warsaw; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Donald POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 9, 1971

Elveretta Allen
Mrs. Elveretta ALLEN, 81, Kewanna, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Canterbury nursing home in Rochester.
Born March 2, 1890, in Carroll county, she was the daughter of Phillip and Rachel BROWN KINGERY. Her marriage was in May, 1910, to William ALLEN. He died in 1963. Mrs. Allen was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are nieces and nephews. Two sisters, four brothers and one step-son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Otis STONE will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Farrell Brown
Mrs. Farrell BROWN, 71, Fulton, was found dead at her residence Monday afternoon. Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL, Fulton county coroner set time of death as sometime Saturday afternoon.
Final arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, November 10, 1971

Farrell Brown
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home for Farrell E. BROWN, 72, Fulton, who died Saturday at her residence. The Rev. Ira HOLT will officiate. Burial will be in the Pilgrim Rest cemetery in Huntington. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
Born Nov. 12, 1898, in Winchester, Ky., she was the daughter of James and Bracken MARTIN BROWN. A practical nurse, she had resided in Fulton 15 years, moving from Logansport.
Surviving are one brother, Clifford BROWN, Hartford, Mich., nieces and nephews. One half-brother and two half-sisters preceded in death.

Fay O. Neidlinger
Fay O. NEIDLINGER, 71, R.R. 2, Culver, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill six months.
Born April 29, 1900, near Culver, he was the son of Lewis and Delia SNYDER NEIDLINGER. His marriage was June 7, 1922, at Plymouth, to Marjorie KALVER, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in Culver area 30 years, moving from Argos and Plymouth. He was a member of the county conservation clubs many years.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Francis (Joan) ZINK, Culver; Mrs. Clem Jr. (Jean) MILLER, Rochester; Mrs. Gene (Ruth) MORRIS, of Plymouth; four sons, Ralph, Glen, Don and Robert [NEIDLINGER], all of Culver; nineteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Kate WELLS, Estes Park, Colo.; Mrs. Floss READING, Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. Norma DILLINGHAM, Bourbon; one brother, John NEIDLINGER, Monticello. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Charles L. HANEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Verl Taylor
Verl TAYLOR, 74, R.R. 1, Claypool, died in an automobile accident Tuesday at 3:20 p.m. south of Plymouth at the intersection of two county roads.
He was born Sept. 18, 1897 in Fulton county to Charles and Jestena COPLEN TAYLOR. He was married April 1, 1925 to Fern ZARTMAN. Mrs. Taylor was injured in the accident and is in Plymouth Parkview hospital in the intensive care ward.
Surviving are a son, Dale TAYLOR, LaFontaine; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Clara Bell) LONG, R.R. 2, Etna Green; a brother, Delford [TAYLOR], of Mentone; two sisters, Ila ELKINS, Tippecanoe, and Ima TAYLOR, Mentone, and fourteen grandchildren. A son, Herschel [TAYLOR], was killed in a car crash last May. A brother and a sister also preceded in death.
Services are pending at the King memorial home in Mentone.

Thursday, November 11, 1971

Verl Taylor
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone for Verl TAYLOR, R.R. 1, Claypool, who died Tuesday in an automobile crash south of Plymouth.
The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of services.

Friday, November 12, 1971

Ben Golden
Ben GOLDEN, 69, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 11:55 a.m. Thursday in the Logansport State hospital. He had been ill six months.
Born June 10, 1901, in Bracken County, Ky., he was the son of John and Nancy SELLERS GOLDEN. His marriage was Oct. 30, 1937, in Wabash, to Josie SOWERS. She died in 1963. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Macy area 31 years, moving from Kentucky.
Surviving are one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mamie GOLDEN, R.R. 2, Macy, and nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Isaac I. Nickelson
Isaac I. NICKELSON, 75, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 2:05 p.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Born Feb. 20, 1896, at Arcola, he was the son of Macy and Sylvia ANDERSON NICKELSON. His marriage was Nov. 16, 1921, at Fort Wayne, to Lillian WISELY. She survives. A retired carpenter, he attended the Grass Creek Methodist church and was a member of the Rochester VFW Post. He was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lanita SCALES, Logansport; Mrs. Edan NITZSCHKI, Logansport; Mrs. Edith YSBERG, Rochester; Mrs. Wanda BOOKWALTER, Twelve Mile; two sons, William [NICKELSON], of Logansport, and Arthur [NICKELSON], of Kewanna; one step-daughter, Mrs. Florence OLLIS, Markle; one brother, Alfred [NICKELSON], Lafayette; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. One sister, three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Raleigh WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. There will be military graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 13, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, November 15, 1971

Elmer Engle
Elmer ENGLE, 85, Columbia City, former Akron resident, died at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Pierceton nursing home. He had been a patient six years and ill one week.
Born April 29, 1886, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Jake and Ida SHIREMAN ENGLE. His marriage was Oct. 30, 1907, in Warsaw, to Myrtle DANCER. She died in 1963. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marshall (Nellie) SHECKLER, and Mrs. Carl (Blanche) EGOLF, both of Columbia City; two sons, Estel [ENGLE], of Silver Lake, and Roy [ENGLE], of R.R. 2, Akron; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Amos and Pierce "Bill" [ENGLE], both of Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Sally ROBBINS, Mrs. Artie WALTERS and Mrs. Etta FULLER, all of Akron.
Two sons, two daughters, three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service on Tuesday.

Mary K. Zartman
Mrs. Mary Kathryn ZARTMAN, 55, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 2:35 a.m. Sunday at her home.
Born in Burket Dec. 6, 1915, she was the daughter of Harry and Augusta FOLTZ KEPLER. In 1942 she was married to Charles CARTWRIGHT, who preceded in death. In 1952 she was married to Harry ZARTMAN, who also preceded in death. She was a member of the Pentacostal Lighthouse Church of Warsaw.
Surviving are the father, of Warsaw; four brothers, Henry [KEPLER], Culver; Emanuel [KEPLER], Plymouth; Edward [KEPLER], Mishawaka, and Frank [KEPLER], U.S. Air Force, Wichita, Kan.; four sisters, Mrs. Harley (Pearl) RICE, Warsaw; Mrs. Ernest (Mable) SAMUELS, Plymouth; Mrs. Carl (Emma) ZOLMAN, Mentone, and Mrs. Glenn (Stella) BEATTY, Warsaw; six step-children; thirty-six step-grandchildren; sixty-two step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McHatton funeral home in Warsaw with the Rev. Aaron STANLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery near Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clyde D. Overmyer
Clyde D. OVERMYER, 80, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence.
Born April 29, 1891, in Fulton county, he was the son of Schuyler and Lydia OWEN OVERMYER. His marriage was March 25, 1915, in Fulton county to Leona H. PICKENS, who survives. He was a retired tire vulcanizer for the Johnson company in Culver and a member of the Zion Gospel chapel near Kewanna.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Retha HINDERLIDER, Marion, and Mrs. Imogene MILLER, Riverside, Cal.; a son, Doyle [OVERMYER], of Plymouth; a brother, the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER, Lake Bruce; eight grandsons, one granddaughter; fifteen great-grandchildren.
One brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zion Gospel chapel near Kewanna. The Rev. John E. HARTMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home and at the church one hour prior to services.

Alice L. Carr
Mrs. Alice L. CARR, 42, Fulton county deputy recorder, R.R. 2, Kewanna, was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 9:35 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Carr became ill suddenly at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SHOWLEY, R.R. 1, Kewanna.
Mrs. Carr had served as deputy recorer for the past five years.
She was born Feb. 10, 1929, in Flint, Mich. to Ralph and Viola WALKER SHOWLEY. Her marriage was Aug. 2, 1946, in Rochester to Russell D. CARR, who survives. She attended the former Prairie Grove E.U.B. church.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gary (Sheryl) HISER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; Mrs. Phil (Karen) BOLDRY, R.R. 2, Macy; Janice Lee and Lorena Ray [CARR], both at home; one son, Larry [CARR], of Muncie; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Rodney (Linda) HOFF, R.R. 2, Kewanna; two brothers, Don [SHOWLEY], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Robert [SHOWLEY], R.R. 1, Kewana, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites are tentatively set at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 16, 1971 to Wednesday, November 17, 1971

[no obits]

Thursday, November 18, 1971

Albert C. Conn
Albert C. CONN, Cuyahoga Falls, O., formerly of Fulton, died Tuesday after a week's illness. Surviving are the wife, the former Sylvia KOFFEL, and three daughters. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Ernest HATTERY of Macy. Funeral services will be in Cuyahoga Falls Friday.

Carl N. Satorius
Carl N. SATORIUS, 58, Milwaukee, Wis., father of former Rochester resident William SATORIUS of Plymouth, died in Milwaukee Tuesday. The parents, two sons and three daughters survive. Services and burial will be in Milwaukee Friday. The Schmidt and Bartlett funeral home at Wauwatosa, Wis., is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, November 19, 1971

Helen L. Masterson
Mrs. Helen L. MASTERSON, 55, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Nov. 6. She had been seriously ill two weeks.
A lifetime resident of this area, she was born March 3, 1916, in the Woodrow neighborhood, Rochester, to George A. and Farry Fern PORTER TOBEY. Her first marriage was May 6, 1934, to Arthur M. THOMPSON. He preceded in death June 28, 1964. Her second marriage was to Garland [MASTERSON] in July, 1970. He survives. She was a graduate of Rochester high school and a member of the Grace United Methodist church here.
Surviving with her husband are a son, David L. THOMPSON, Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Joan) HUDKINS, Kokomo; Mrs. Harlan Junior (Donna) BOWYER, New Carlisle; Mrs. William (Pat) KINGERY, Fulton; Mrs. Ray (Lorraine) DUZAN, Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ron (Maureen) SMITH, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; three sistrs, Mrs. James (Mary) PAPP, Detroit; Mrs. Millard (Mildred) IHDE, Neenah, Wis.; Mrs. James (Edna) ALLAN, San Francisco. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday 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. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ralph R. Wideman
Ralph R. WIDEMAN, 82, Mentone, died at 12:55 p.m. Thursday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. He had been a patient two days.
Born June 4, 1889 in Akron, he was the son of William and Emma LINE WIDEMAN. His marriage was to Alma Gail MILLER on Oct. 4, 1913. She survives. Mr. Wideman was a retired farmer and rsided in Warsaw from 1944 to 1970 before moving to Mentone.
Also surviving are one son, Ralph [WIDEMAN] Jr., R.R. 2, Warsaw; three daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Pauline) COCHRAN, Mentone; Mrs. Bill (Marie) RATHBUN, Mentone, and Mrs. Dewayne (Maxine) HORN, Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Nellie MARTIN, Akron; eighteen grandchildren, and forty-two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial Home, Mentone. The Rev. Kenneth LEININGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, November 20, 1971

Matilda Pollock
Mrs. Matilda POLLOCK, mother of Mrs. Martha DeBRULER of Rochester, died Friday in Glasgow, Scotland. Although she had been ill for some time, her death was unexpected. Funeral arrangements are pending in Glasgow.

Steven Mitterling
A North Miami high school sophomore, Steven MITTERLING, 16, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday in Indianapolis Methodist hospital of injuries sustained in a one-car crash near Denver.
The son of James and Patricia HENSLEY MITTERLING, he lived with his parents just south of the Fulton county line in Miami county.
The boy sustained head injuries at 9:45 p.m. Thursday when the car in which he was riding on Miami county Meridian road skidded on wet blacktop 2 1/2 miles north of Denver as the driver swerved to avoid some hogs in the road. The car hit a cement bridge and went down an embankment.
The driver, Donald KEIM, 16, R.R. Roann, suffered lacerations and abrasions to his head and injuries to his back and left leg. He is in Dukes hospital at Peru.
Mitterling was born Nov. 11, 1955 in Warsaw and was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving with the parents are three brothers at home, Stanley, Richard and Randall [MITTERLING], and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary MITTRLING, Nappanee.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Julia Ann Porter
Julia Ann PORTER, 88, R.R. 2, Culver, died at 3 a.m. today in Pilgrim Manor confalescent center in Plymouth following an illness of three years.
She was born Sept. 5, 1883 in Sidney, Ind., and moved to Argos from Silver Lake in 1942. She had lived with a daughter the last three years. Her parents were John and Sarah Jane STONEBURNER. She was married in 1916 in Battle Creek, Mich., to Ira W. PORTER, who died in 1953. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gilbert E. (Sarah Frances) SHEDROW, R.R. 2, Culver, and Mrs. Edna AUSTIN, Kalamazoo, Mich.; thirteen grandchildren; ninety-one great-grandchildren; thirty-four great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clinton and Theodore [STONEBURNER], both of Kalamazoo, and William [STONEBURNER], of Nikamous, Fla.
A daughter, a sister and a brother are deceased.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Paul C. LANTIS officiating. Burial will be in the City cemetery at Silver Lake. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 22, 1971

Gerald Berry
Gerald BERRY, R.R. 6, Rochester, was found dead at his residence at 9:30 a.m. today. Final arrangements are pending Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Minnie E. Denney
Mrs. Minnie E. DENNEY, 65, Beaver Dam Lake, died at 4 a.m. today in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Aug. 7, 1906 in Tipton county, she was the daughter of Rollie and Opal GROVES TECK. Her marriage was to Paul DENNEY, who survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Jack GROVES, Peru, and James GROVES, Chicago, and her mother.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of service.

Herbert W. Foster
Herbert William FOSTER, 75, Zephyr Hills, Fla., died at 3 a.m. Sunday in Lakeland, Fla. He had been hospitalized two weeks and in failing health six months.
Born Oct. 31, 1896, in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Margaret DUDGEON FOSTER. His marriage was June, 1928, to Beada VANTILBURY, who survives.
Mr. Foster, formerly a Mishawaka resident, was a member of the F&AM, Trinity United Methodist church at Mishawaka, Foreman's Organization at Uniroyal company and a World War I veteran. At one time he taught school in Fulton county, but retired as foreman in the cost accounting department at Uniroyal company in Mishawaka in 1961.
Surviving are one son, Bill [FOSTER[, Salisbury, N.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Tom (Nancy) HOWE, Bakersfield, Cal.; three grandchildren; six sisters, Ruth BRANSTRATOR, Bradenton, Fla., Mrs. Ethel KIRKPATRICK, Royal Center, Mrs. John (Mabel) DREW, Deerfield Beach, Fla., Mrs. Wayne (Margaret) KISTLER, R.R. 4, Rochester, Mrs. Lee (Kathryn) MOORE, R.R. 4, Rochester, Mrs. Roger (Jean) KENT, Fulton; two brothers, George [FOSTER], Swannanoa, N.C., Lewis [FOSTER], Waukegan, Ill.
Two brothers, Charles and Ora [FOSTER, preceded in death.
Final rites will be Tuesday afternoon at the Lair funeral home in Zephyr Hills, Fla. Burial will be in the Zephyr Hills cemetery.

Tuesday, November 23, 1971

Dinzel G. Hasty
Dinzel G. HASTY, 79, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Sunday evening at his residence. He had been ill two years with a coronary condition.
Born May 1, 1892, at Laud, he was the son of Elfines and Mary J. JOHNSON HASTY. He had resided the majority of his life in Columbia City and in this area the past six years. He was a tool and die maker by trade and a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are two nieces and two nephews. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gerald A. Berry
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Gerald A. BERRY, 55, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Friday at his residence. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Sept. 4, 1916, in Fulton county, he was the son of Glen and Gladys ROUCH BERRY TEEL. He was a lifetime resident of the community and a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Judy) OUSLEY, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Richard, (Jane) BURNS, R.R. 1, Rochester; one brother, Benile BERRY, Rochester; an aunt, Mrs. George (Goldie) Van METER, Kewanna; his step-father, Jesse TEEL, Roann, and three grandchildren.

Wednesday, November 24, 1971

Retha B. Nees
Retha B. NEES, 69, 212 East Sixth street, died at 6:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted late Tuesday afternoon. She had been ill five years.
She was born July 13, 1902, in Leiters Ford, to George and Minnie BAKER MIKESELL. She had resided all her life in Fulton county. She was married to Claude E. STEFFEY, Omer D. BRYANT and William NEES, all of whom preceded in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Willadene) LONG, Michigan City, and Miss Connie NEES, Rochester two sons, Wilbur C. STEFFEY, Michigan City, and Virgil L. BRYANT, R.R. 5, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Hester) KROUSE and Mrs. Lillie HOLLOWAY, both of Rochester, and a brother, Leonard MIKESELL, Signal Mountain, Tenn. A brother, Lester [NEES], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at 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. Thursday.

William Riley
William "Pete" RILEY, 85, Akron, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at his home.
He was born in Dublin, Ireland June 23, 1886. He was married in 1914 to Lulu WIDEMAN. At one time he was employed by the Town of Akron as a general laborer and was known as "The handyman of Akron."
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Forrest [RILEY], of Akron, and William [RILEY], of Orinda, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Violet BARKLEY, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Helen GARBER, Akron; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren.
Last rites 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 Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, November 25, 1971

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 26, 1971

Verle Zimmerman
Verle ZIMMERMAN, 60, Walkerton, died at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday at the East Street hospital in LaPorte. He had been ill for four years.
Born March 9, 1911 in Rochester, he was the son of Orva and [Bessie] SANDERS ZIMMERMAN. His mother survives. His marriage was Sept. 3, 1930 to Marguerite THOMPSON, who survives.
Mr. Zimmerman had been employed at Haas Concrete Block company for the past five years. He was a member of the Oak Shrine Temple of Hammond, St. Joseph Valley Scottish Rite Walkerton Lodge 619, F&AM, Walkerton fire department, and was a past member of the Walkerton Town Board.
Surviving with the wife and the mother are a son, Earl [ZIMMERMAN], Fort Wayne; a granddaughter; two brothers, William [ZIMMERMAN], Walkerton, and Robert [ZIMMERMAN], Lombard, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Don (Mary) Van HORN, Culver.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Nusbaum-Elkin funeral home in Walkerton. The Rev. Clyde D. WAKE will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Memorial services will be conducted by the Masonic lodge in the funeral home at 8 p.m. today.

Saturday, November 27, 1971

Mildred M. Jeffers
Mildred M. JEFFERS, 54, Argos, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Miller Merry Manor Convalescent Center in Plymouth following an illness of 18 months.
She was born April 22, 1917 in Galveston, Ind., to Alvin and Elsie HAINES LOGAN. She had lived in Argos the last 20 years. She also had resided in Bunker Hill and Peru. She was married June 16, 1937 in Bunker Hill to Everett "Ted" JEFFERS, who survives. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Lynn (Barbara) HARLEY, Argos, and Mrs. Arthur (Janet) HAAS, Bourbon; six grandchildren, and three brothers, Neil, Robert and John [LOGAN], all of Bunker Hill.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 29, 1971

Nellie G. Zegafuse
Mrs. Nellie G. ZEGAFUSE, 83, 1205 Elm street, died at 3 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Thursday.
Born Dec. 14, 1887, in Chili, she was the daughter of Frank E. and Minerva CUNNINGHAM WARD. Her marriage was Dec. 28, 1905, in Chili, to Francis ZEGAFUSE. He preceded in death May 20, 1965. Mrs. Zegafuse had resided in this community since 1917, moving from Chili. She was a member of the Reiter Community club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harlan (Lois) SHOWLEY, Kewanna, and Mrs. Esther WHITTON, Fort Wayne; one son, Donald W. ZEGAFUSE, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emma BURNS, Akron, and Mrs. Hazel OGDEN, Laketon. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Walter D. Shipley
Walter Donavan SHIPLEY, 70, Mentone, died at 4:05 a.m. today in the Plymouth Parkview hospital. He had been ill several years.
Born Oct. 1, 1901 in Akron, he had returned to the Mentone area in the past three years, moving from Wyoming.
Surviving are one aunt, Mrs. Ethel GRAHAM, Mentone, and nieces and nehews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Norman McVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Mary L. Johnson
Mrs. Mary L. JOHNSON, 70, 718 1/2 Main street, died at 10:50 p.m. Monday in the National nursing home. She had been a patient since April 22 and ill five years.
Born Feb. 10, 1901, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Alva and Harriet WALTERS KALE. Her marriage was June 16, 1921, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Claude R. JOHNSON. He preceded in death June 9, 1962. She was a member of the Evergreen Rebekah lodge here and the Past Noble Grand club.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Dollie MILLER, Rochester; three brothers, Paul [KALE], of Hammond; Charles [KALE], of South Bend, and Walter [KALE], of Rochestr, and nieces and nephews. Six sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris F. HOWELL 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.

John Morford
Final rites were conducted Saturday in Rhinelander, Wis., for John W. MORFORD, 47, R.R. 1, Rhinelander, who died Wednesday in a hospital in Boston. Burial was in the Forest Home cemetery in Rhinelander.
Born Oct. 26, 1924, in Knox county, Mr. Morford had resided in Rhinelander 10 years, moving from Barrington, Ill. His marriage was to Marilyn EISENMAN, daughter of Fred and Lula EISENMAN, former Rochester residents.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, John and James [MORFORD], and a daughter, all at home, and three brothers. His parents and one brother preceded in death.

Wednesday, December 1, 1971

Clark E. Reed
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday in he Kennedy-Braman funeral home at Knox for Clark Ernest "Red" REED, 47, Knox, who died at his home Monday at 10 a.m.
The Rev. Fred WINTLE will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel cemetery near Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A livestock broker, Mr. Reed was born May 6, 1924 in Marshall county and had resided in Knox for 30 years.
Surviving are the mother and Step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Paul WHEADON, Rochester; two sons, Larry [REED], Knox, and Mike [REED], LaPorte; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Faye MENSER and Mrs. Phyllis MARTIN, both of Tippecanoe, and four half-sisters, Mrs. Dorothy HAGAN, Orange, Cal.; Miss Jean SMITH, Chipperba Falls, Wis.; Mrs. Lois WHEADON, Rochester, and Mrs. Marian HAAB, Milford. The father, Clark A. REED, preceded in death.

Rosetta Oliver
Mrs. Rosetta OLIVER, 79, Akron, died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday in the Goshen hospital. She had been a patient six days and in the nursing home 5 1/2 years.
Born Dec. 30, 1891, near Akron, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mary Ellen YARIAN BAHNEY. Her marriage was Dec. 30, 1915, in Rochester, to Ira OLIVER. He preceded in death in 1941. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.
Surviving are one granddaughter, Mrs. Clifford (Loretta Mae) HOLDREAD, Goshen; a grandson, Robert ISLEY, Shreveport, La.; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. William (Verna) BEMENDERFER, Indianapolis, and nieces and nephews. Two sons, four brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 2, 1971

Bess A. Manwaring
Mrs. Bess A. MANWARING, 44, Mentone, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital of injuries suffered in an accident at her home.
She was born July 28, 1927 in Sky, Ky., to Charles and Minta Lou TAULBEE NAPIER. She was married to Richard MANWARING Feb. 14, 1948 in Mentone. She was a member of the Mentone Eastern Star and Mentone Reading club and attended the Mentone First Baptist church.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Daniel [MANWARING], Fort Wayne; a daughter, Kim [MANWARING], at home; the parents, of Pierceton, and a brother, Edward [NAPIER], Syracuse. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist church in Mentone with the Rev. Norman McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the King memorial home in Mentone and from 10 a.m. until services at the church.

Thelma M. Meredith
Mrs. Thelma M. MEREDITH, 62, Mentone, died at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been ill five years and in serious condition a month.
She was born Jan. 28, 1909 in Elkhart to Charles and Mabel NOEL DILLMAN and had resided the last 30 years in Mentone. She was married to Herbert MEREDITH Nov. 26, 1932 in Rochester. She attended the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving are the husband; the step-father, Ivan KENAGA, Elkhart, and a half-brother, Kenneth KENAGA, Elkhart.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Elmo BOSE officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, December 3, 1971 to Saturday, December 4, 1971

[no obits]

Monday, December 6, 1971

Thomas Noel McVey and
Rachael Ann McVey
Graveside services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Fulton cemetery for infants, Thomas Noel and Rachael Ann McVEY, twin children of Michael and Denise Ann MOYER McVEY, Macy, who died Saturday morning at Woodlawn hospital. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
The infants were born Friday in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul McVEY, Roann, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard MOYER, of Akron.

Delmer D. Hardy
Delmer D. HARDY, 58, Akron, died at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Caylor-Nichol clinic in Bluffton. He had been a patient two days and ill three years.
Born Oct. 17, 1913, in Marshall county, he was the son of Dwight and Dora McBRIDE HARDY. His marriage was June 28, 1962, in Akron to Edith POWELL. She survives. A factory worker, he had resided in Akron 10 years, moving from Plymouth. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Miss Doreen HARDY, Chicago; three step-daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Dixie) ARTER, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Stephen (Carolyn) BANGHART, Akron; Mrs. Thomas (Sandra) SISSELL, Burlington, Vt.; four step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Orville (Virginia) WAGNER, Plymouth.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial wil be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Alice A. Riffle
Mrs. Alice Ann RIFFLE, 63, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Nov. 3.
Born Feb. 25, 1908, in Monroe, Mich., she was the daughter of Joseph and Maggie FIRDLAND EMERSON. Her marriage was Oct. 22, 1928, in Toldeo, O., to Henry RIFFLE. He died Feb. 5, 1964. Mrs. Riffle had resided the majority of her life in this area with the exception of 15 years spent in Gary. She was a member of the O.E.S. chapter 365 of Gar.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lillian) PORTER, Hobart; Mrs. Shirley HATFIELD, Warsaw; Mrs. Jack (Audrey) NUNLEY, R.R. 4, Rochester; four sons, Eugene [RIFFLE], of East Gary; Byron [RIFFLE], Rochester; Walter James [RIFFLE], of Harrisonville, Mo., and Douglas [RIFFLE], of Valparaiso; one sister, Mrs. Luella WEST, Monroe, Mich.; one brother, George [EMERSON], also of Monroe; twenty-four grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rochester Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. today.

Edgar Hill
Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the Harrison garden chapel of Kewanna for Edgar HILL, R.R. 1, Lucerne. Burial was at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. The Rev. Howard WESTON officiated.
Mr. Hill, 85, died Friday at 11:15 p.m. in Memorial hospital at South Bend. He had been a patient there one day and in the Canterbury nursing home five days. Mr. Hill is the son of Charlie and Rose REEDER HILL. He was married to Chloe SWINHER in 1909. She is surviving and in the Canterbury nursing home.
Mr. Hill was a retired farmer and a member of Fletcher's Lake United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, Dale [HILL], R.R. 1, Lucerne; a daughter, Mrs. Francis NELSON, Clearmont, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Elsie FOUTZ, Logansport; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One brother preceded in death.

Worden Perry
Worden PERRY, 71, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient three weeks and ill six months.
Born May 22, 1900, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Lewis and Senette DRUDGE PERRY. His marriage was Sept. 6, 1924, in Rochester, to Ester MURPHY, who survives. A retired employee of the Indiana Metal company here, he had resided all his life in the Akron community. He was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Joyce) HERENDEEN, Lafayette, and Mrs. Dewight (Kathleen) GRONINGER, Teheran, Iran; four grandchildren; six sisters, Ms. Zerna BAMMERLIN, Wabash; Mrs. Mable ESHELMAN, Logansport; Mrs. Alfred NELSON, Bristol; Mrs. Oma KUHN, Akron, and Mrs. June HARTZLER and Mrs. Roy HOLLE, both of Warsaw.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Beaver Dam United Methodist church. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 5 p.m. Tuesday until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, December 7, 1971

Charles Byrer
Charles BYRER, 86, Fort Wayne, a native of Talma, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday in Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital.
A Fort Wayne resident 60 years, he retired from International Harvester company in 1948.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary SHERWOOD, Fort Wayne, and three sisters, Miss Cecilia BYRER and Mrs. Cleo KALLENBACK, both of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Grace HOOVER, South Bend.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the C. M. Sloan and Sons funeral home, 1327 Wells street, Fort Wayne, with the Rev. Donald C. ABBEY officiating. Burial will be in the Lindenwood cemetery at Fort Wayne. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 o'clock tonight.

John A. McKee
John A. McKEE, 82, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 1 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend. He had been ill three weeks.
Born April 1, 1889, at Bruce Lake, he was a lifetime resident of the Richland Center area. His marriage was July 10, 1909, to Ethel M. RAMSEY. She preceded in death in 1935. Mr. McKee was a retired farmer.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lester (Erma) ALDERFER, Rochester; six sons, Lester, Robert and Albert [McKEE], all of Culver; Lawrence [McKEE], of Argos; Ralph [McKEE], Westville, and John [McKEE], of Rochester; one brother, Lester McKEE, Brook, Ind.; seventeen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.
Final rites are pending at the Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Clarence V. Garn
Clarence V. "Bud" GARN, 44, Argos, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Marshall County Parkview Hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill nine months with a heart condition.
Mr. Garn was the son of Charles Henry and Cleo McCLAIN GARN. His marriage was Sept. 28, 1952 in Culver to Dorothy DUNLAP. She survives.
Mr. Garn was an employee of Monitor Coach company of Argos and a Korean war veteran. He had lived in Argos for 19 years, moving there from Culver.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters and two sons, Mary, Murna, Charlene, Robert and Clarence [GARN] Jr., all at home; the mother, of Culver;; five sisters, Mrs. Raymond Arthur SHULTZ, Mrs. June NEIPER, Mrs. John WOLVERTON, Mrs. Ned DAVIS, all of Culver, and Mrs. Lloyd NEWLAND, Tekonsha, Mich.; one step-sister, Mrs. Rowland BENKHE, Culver; one brother, Herbert [GARN], Peru. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery and Rev. David L. FRUTH will officiate. Military honors will be given at the cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 8, 1971

Van Tuyl Gillespie
Van Tuyl GILLESPIE, 75, Kewanna, former Kewanna town clerk, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
A retired school teacher, Mr. Gillespie was born April 23, 1896, in Fulton county to Fred and Jane CALVIN GILLESPIE. His first marriage was in 1917 to Sylvia METZGER. She preceded in death in 1936. His second marriage was to Mable TROUTMAN in 1941. She died in 1961. Mr. Gillespie was a member of the Church of Christ in Kewanna.
Surviving are two sons, Norman [GILLESPIE], of Deerfield, O., and Arvin [GILLESPIE], of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Robert McKEE, South Bend; two step-sons, Donald and Robert TROUTMAN, both of Kewanna; one step-daughter, Mrs. Gerald BUSKIRK, Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Hazel BECKNER, Ann Arbor, Mich.; seventeen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Church of Christ in Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna after 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

John A. McKee
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver for John A. McKEE, Richland Center resident who died Tuesday at Memorial hospital in South Bend.
The Rev. Maurice KESSLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery near Kewanna.
Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, December 9, 1971

[no obits]

Friday, December 10, 1971

Ernest L. Polley
Ernest L. POLLEY, 67, Lake Alfred, Fla., died unexpectedly at 6:30 a.m. Thursday in Winter Haven, Fla.
Born Oct. 11, 1904, at Leiters Ford, he was the son of Alvin and Bertha FRYE POLLEY. His marriage was Sept. 15, 1927, at Rochester, to Vera A. FOSS. She survives. A retired employee of the Inland Steel corporation, Mr. Polley had resided in Florida two years, moving from Chesterton.
Also surviving are two sons, Major Manson POLLEY, Riverside, Cal.; and Nolan POLLEY, Titusville, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Sylvia MYERS, Plymouth; Mrs. Rhoda ZENZEN, LaPorte; Mrs. Mable ALDERFER, Akron; and four grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Culver Grace United Church of Christ. The Rev. John H. KRUEGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after noon on Sunday until noon on Monday.

Dola A. Faulkner
Mrs. Dola A. FAULKNER, 81, former Tippecanoe resident, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, Gilbert ROBINSON, Muskegon, Mich. She had suffered a long illness.
Born Jan. 5, 1890, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Isaak and Ellen HARSH. Her first marriage was to Perry F. ROBINSON in 1906. He preceded in death in 1941. Her second marriage was in 1944 to Elzie FAULKNER. He died in 1964. She was a lifetime resident of the Tippecanoe area.
Surviving are one son, Gilbert [FAULKNER], of Muskegon, Mich.; a grandson; one great-granddaughter; three step-children, Mrs. Lela KEYSER, Lapaz; Dale FAULKNER, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Hester NORMAN, South Bend. Three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery at Tippecanoe. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, December 11, 1971

L. Jud Hudkins
L. Jud HUDKINS, 52, R.R. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 7 a.m. today.
Mr. Hudkins was born in Kewanna Oct. 16, 1919, to Frank and Lela SLICK HUDKINS. His marriage was to Deloris L. ARVEN Feb. 18, 1940. She survives.
Mr. Hudkins was a World War II veteran, a member of Trinity United Methodist church, masonic Lodge 79, Scottish Rite of South Bend, the Fulton County Extension Council, the 4-H Fair Board and the 4-H Council.
Surviving are three sons, Stephen J. [HUDKINS], Tipton; PO Third Class Joe [HUDKINS], U.S. Navy, Norfolk, Va., and Thomas D. [HUDKINS], at home; three grandchildren; one brother, Francis [HUDKINS], Kewanna.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. Masonic memorial services will be in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Iva Stephey
Iva STEPHEY, 82, Akron, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for 1 1/2 years.
Born in Kosciusko county Sept. 6, 1889, she was the daughter of John and Louise HART ENGLE. Her marriage was to Fred STEPHEY May 18, 1905; he died in 1962. Mrs. Stephey was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fern STANTON, Muskegon, Mich., and Mrs. Robert (Edith) WEAVER, Elkhart; two sons, Walter [STEPHEY], Yuma, Ariz., and Wayne [STEPHEY], Fort Wayne; twelve grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Efta DAY, Akron and Mrs. Effie OYLER, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Jack ENGLE, Warsaw. One daughter, three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Lulu Minter
Lulu MINTER, 90, widow of former Rochester mayor and Fulton County Service Officer O. I. MINTER, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Wesley Manor Health Center in Frankfort after several years' illness.
She was born in Reynolds July 4, 1881, to Samuel and Samantha SHESLER. She was married in August of 1906 to Otis I. MINTER, who died in 1966. She moved to Wesley Manor Jan. 22, 1965. She was active in newspaper work and the Rochester Postoffice, was past president of the Rochester Women's club, held several offices in Grace United Methodist church and was a member of the San Antonio Eastern Star.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Scott K. STINSON, Rochester.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Amanda Reid chapel at Wesley Manor, where friends may call for an hour before the services. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Frankfort Greenlawn cemetery.

Monday, December 13, 1971

Clarence Robbins
Clarence "Bud" ROBBINS, 36, Kewanna, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday shortly after admittance to Woodlawn hospital.
Born Nov. 26, 1935, at Knox, he was the son of Clarence Henry and Geraldine GREY ROBBINS. His marriage was Sept. 28, 1957, at Kewanna, to Charlotte WARFIELD, who survives. He was owner and operator of the Phillips 66 Service station at Kewanna and a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge in Kewanna. He attended the Church of Christ there.
Also surviving with his wife and parents are one son, Mitch [ROBBINS] and a daughter, Lou Ann [ROBBINS], both at home; three brothers, James and Lawrence [ROBBINS], both of Sweetwater, Texas; Kenneth [ROBBINS], oif Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Jean DAVIS, Sweetwater, Teaas; Judy and Linda ROBBINS, both of Logansport; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche RIHA, of Kewanna.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

George F. Duey
George F. DUEY, 72, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 5 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 10 years.
Born March 16, 1899, in Miami county, he was the son of Alfred B. and Mary Ellen [GRELLE] DUEY. A lifetime resident of the Rochester area, his marriage was Nov. 15, 1924, in Mentone, to Ethel DuBOIS DUEY, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mud Creek Church of Christ.
Also surviving are one brother, Phil DUEY, Ann Arbor, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary RUNKLE, Akron, and Mrs. Duane NICOL, Chicago; nieces and nephews, including David DUEY, R.R. 1, Rochester, John DUEY, Hawaii, and Mrs. W. O. WINEGARDNER, Macy. Four sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Donald E. WINTERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 14, 1971

Barr Montgomery
Barr MONTGOMERY, 64, native of Rochester, died Monday at his home, R.R. 6, Rushville.
A graduate of Purdue university, Mr. Montgomery was assistant manager of the Rushville Furniture company from 1946 until retiring in 1969. During World War II he was supervisor of control at the Allison division of General Motors Corporation in Indianapolis.
Born in this city, he was the son of Harley and Pearl BARR MONTGOMERY. After his father's death, his mother was married to Harry PAGE, who owned both the Fairview and, later, Colonial resort hotels at Lake Manitou.
Surviving are the wife, Harriet [MONTGOMERY], and three children, Joel, Page and Mary [MONTGOMERY], along with grandchildren.
Last rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the St. Mary Catholic church with burial in Calvary cemetery at Rushville. Friends may call at the Wyatt-Moore-Milam mortuary in Rushville.

Wednesday, December 15, 1971

Alden Kumler
Friends here have received word of the death in Detroit last week of Alden KUMLER, 66, native of Rochester.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank KUMLER of this city, he graduated from Rochester high school. Mr. Kumler had been associated with the Administrative department of Detroit city schools and also was a former teacher.

Valura E. Emahizer
Mrs. Valura E. EMAHIZER, 85, Akron, died this morning in Woodlawn hospital.
Final arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Charles Q. Carmichael
Charles Quimby CARMICHAEL, 79, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one day. He had been seriously ill three weeks and in failing health two months.
Born April 3, 1892, in Dracut, Mass., he was the son of Wesley and Annie ANDERSON CARMICHAEL. His marriage was Feb. 12, 1927, in Gretna, La., to Anne E. JOHNSTONE, who survives. He was a member of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church at Blythewood, S.C.; F&AM in Dorchester, Mass., Aurora Club of the Blind, Columbia, S.C.,, the Manitou Moose lodge and the American Legion Post here.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Frances) HOFFMAN, Rochester; one son, Charles A. CARMICHAEL, Aurora, Colo.; eight grandchildren. One grandson preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & good funeral home. The Rev. John WORTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, December 16, 1971

Valura E. Emahizer
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Valura E. EMAHISER, 85, Akron, who died Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. The Revs. John MOORE and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Emahiser was born April 1, 1896, in Roann, the daughter of William A. and Rose LODER PATTERSON. Her marriage was June 26, 1907, in Akron to Jay EMAHISER, who survives. A lifetime resident of the area, she had been a patient in the National nursing home here the past three years. She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Pollyanna club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Al (Mary) PRICE, Rochester; one son, B. Jay [EMAHISER], of Richmond, Va.; two granddaughters; one great-grandson. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.

Friday, December 17, 1971

[no obits]

Saturday, December 18, 1971

George A. Rentschler
George A. RENTSCHLER, 83, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday at his home following a 3 1/2 month illness. A farmer, he was a lifetime resident of Liberty township.
Born Nov. 26, 1888 in Liberty township, he was the son of George and Lettie LUDWIG RENTSCHLER. His first marriage was April 8, 1912 to Ruth B. GOSS, who died Aug. 9, 1917. He was married Jan. 8, 1919 to Dessie BUCHANAN, who survives. He was a member of Fulton Masonic Lodge 665.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Carl [RENTSCHLER], R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, Byron and Raymond [RENTSCHLER], both R.R. 6, Rochester, and Joe [RENTSCHLER], Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Mrs. Lyman (Helen) KING, R.R. 6, Rochester; two brothers, Clarence and Elgy [RENTSCHLER], both R.R. 6, Rochester; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Five brothers, Robert, Andrew, Henry, Paul and Verl [RENTSCHLER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home with the Rev. Thomas BOWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where the Fulton Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Anna Sriver
Mrs. Estil (Anna) SRIVER, 71, Akron, died at 2:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient 10 hours. She suffered a stroke Friday.
She was born Jan. 18, 1900 in Vigo county, Ind., to Ulyses and Bertha HOFFMAN KROFT. She had resided in Akron for 59 years. She was married June 4, 1921 in Akron to Estil SRIVER, who survives. She was retired from the American Fork and Hoe company in Akron.
Surviving with the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Geneva HAMILTON, Wabash, and Mrs. Joseph (Mary) GRANT, R.R. 2, Peru; two sons, John [SRIVER], Wabash, and James [SRIVER], Akron; eighteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Lois Dunlap Dykes
Lois (BIVINS) DUNLAP DYKES, 62, Argos, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where she was admitted last Sunday following a heart seizure at her home.
She was born April 26, 1909 in Columbus to George and Ida BIVINS. She had resided all her life in the Argos community. She was first married in Argos to Homer DUNLAP Sept. 28, 1937; he died Feb. 10, 1967. She was married Oct. 17, 1968 in Three Rivers, Mich., to Clayton DYKES, who survives. She attended the Wesleyan church in Argos and was a charter member of the Argos American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Mary) POWELL, Fontana, Cal.; Mrs. Donald (Maxine) METHENY, Rochester; Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) GARN, Argos, and Miss Betty DUNLAP, at home; two sons, Robert DUNLAP, Argos, and Boyd DUNLAP, Plymouth; twenty-two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. J. C. (Wilmetta) HIATT, Kouts, and Mrs. Arthur (Lois) McINTIRE, Hebron; two step-sons, Eugene DYKES, Gary, and Maynard DYKES, Crown Point.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. David L. FRUTH officiating. Burial site has not been determined. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 20, 1971

George F. Babcock
George Franklin "Frank" BABCOCK, 88, 129 West Fourth street, died at 9 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Saturday. He had been ill several months.
Born April 2, 1883, in Fulton county, he was the son of Andrew and Sarah BABCOCK. His first marriage was to Elizabeth K. THEISEN in 1903. She preceded in death in 1917. His second marriage was in 1921 to Eva BARBER. She died in 1965. A retired Armour employee, he had resided in this area most of his life. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth SEE, Logansport, and Mrs. Grace HOWARD, LaPorte; one son, Leon D. BABCOCK, South Bend; a step-son, Harold BRYANT, of South Carolina; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

Alvan A. Sauer
Funeral services and burial were held in Watseka, Ill., for Alvan A. SAUER, 66, Watseka, who died in a Chicago hospital Dec. 7 after a brief illness.
His widow is the former Miriam KENNELL of Rochester. Their marriage was Nov. 7, 1943.
Mr. Sauer was a retired hospital administrator, having served in this position at Watseka, Chicago and South Bend.
Also surviving are two daughters, two sisters and two brothers.

Grace Scott
Miss Grace SCOTT, 77, former Cass county resident, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Canterbury nursing home.
Born May 10, 1894, in Twelve Mile, she was the daughter of Edward E. and Mary Alice BOOKWALTER SCOTT. She had spent most of her life in the Cass county area.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Jack (Martha) DAVIDSON, of Mishawaka; a brother, Everett SCOTT, Punta Gorda, Fla., and numerous cousins in the Twelve Mile area.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery near Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 21, 1971

C. R. Helms
C. R. HELMS, 48, Linden funeral director, died of a heart attack Saturday. The widow is the former Harriett GRAHAM, daughter of Mrs. Charlotte GRAHAM of Rochester. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Helms funeral home, with burial in the Linden cemetery.

Joseph C. Williamson
Joseph Clymer WILLIAMSON, 83, Akron, died at Woodlawn hospital at 10:50 p.m. Monday. He had been in a coma for five days after suffering a fractured skull in a fall.
Mr. Williamson was the son of Asbury and Emma PALMER WILLIAMSON. He was born on Oct. 5, 1888, southeast of Argos. He was not married.
Mr. Williamson was a retired farmer and did service officer work for the American Legion in Argos, of which he was a member. He was a World War I veteran and a 50-year member of Argos Masonic Lodge 399.
Surviving are a niece and several cousins. A sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Full military honors will be given at the cemetery by the American Legion. The Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 22, 1971

Katherine Woloszkiewicz
Katherine WOLOSZKIEWICZ, 76, R.R. 2, Culver, was killed Tuesday night when struck by a car on Indiana 6 five miles east of Knox.
Police said the woman walked from the side of the highway into the path of the auto.

Jean Stover
Mrs. Jean STOVER, Toledo, O., a former Rochester resident, died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday in the Lake Park hospital in Toledo.
Born Oct. 3, 1901, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Windfield and Nettie SOWERS. Her marriage was to Dr. Irwin STOVER who preceded her in death. Mrs. Stover had resided in Rochester until she graduated from high school. She was a member of the Congregational church and the Toledo club. At the time of her death she was secretary of the Toledo Cancer Society.
Surviving are one brother, William SOWERS and a sister, Nar SOWERS, both of Rochester; a brother-in-law, Lowell CANN, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A sister preceded in death.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the H. H. Berkenkamp funeral home in Toledo. Dr. Waldemar ARGOW will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester at 2:30 p.m Friday with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating at the graveside services.

Thursday, December 23, 1971

[no obits]

Friday, December 24, 1971

Jean Stover
Additional survor of Mrs. Jean STOVER, who died Tuesday in Toledo, O., is a sister, Margaret SOWERS, Hagerstown, Md.

Blanche M. Finney
Blanche M. FINNEY, 77, Culver, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday in South Bend's Memorial hospital. She died as a result of injuries received in an auto accident near Plymouth on Monday.
Mrs. Finney was the daughter of Jacob and Anna MAHLER CROMLEY and a lifetime resident of Culver. She was born in Culver on May 15, 1894. Her marriage was to Carl M. FINNEY on Jan. 5, 1913, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Finney was a member of the Emanuel United Methodist church of Culver, and the WCTU and WSCS of the church. She was a representative to the council of Culver community churches and a member of Auxiliary No. 9 of the Marshall County Parkview hospital.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Loren (Lola) MARRIOTT, Plymouth, Mrs. Gerald (Lila) FENIMORE, Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. Albert (Betty) LINHART, Culver and Mrs. Harold (Thelma Jean) RINGER, Lakeville; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Herman (Rose) AULT, Argos and Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) STOCKBERGER, Rochester. Two sons, Millard and Patrick [FINNEY], and two brothers, Alfred and Ira CROMLEY, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Emanuel United Methodist church. Rev. Maurice KESSLER will officiate and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family requests that memorials be given to the intensive care unit of Marshall county Parkview hospital in Plymouth.

Veva Mae Cotey
Mrs. Veva Mae COTEY, 66, R.R. 1, Mentone, died Thursday at 4 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a two-month illness.
She was born Dec. 7, 1905, at Smith Center, Kan., the daughter of Leon and Pearl RENDER DAVIS and had lived 26 years in the Mentone community. Her marriage was Sept. 7, 1922, at Chicago to Clarence George COTEY, who survives.
Mrs. Cotey was a member of the St. Joseph church in Rochester.
Also surviving are a son, Leon [COTEY], with the U.S. Navy in Seattle; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Rosemary) BAKER, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; and Miss June COTEY, R.R. 1, Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Vera) FINK, Macy, and seven grandchildren.
Last rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph's church in Rochester with Father Harold WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday and after 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. King Memorial home at Mentone is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, December 25, 1971

[no paper - holiday]

Monday, December 27, 1971

Charles Preston
Charles PRESTON, Parma, Mich., native of Rochester, died unexpectedly Saturday in Parma. Among the survivors is his mother, Mrs. Cora SMITH, Rochester. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, in Parma.

Edith A. Teel
Mrs. Edith A. TEEL, 78, Denver, died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday in the Marion General hospital in Marion.
Born April 30, 1893, in Cass county, she was the daughter of Henry and Agnes FLYNN HOLLEY. Her marriage was June 24, 1914, in Denver, to Elzie B. TEEL. He died in 1967. She was a member of the Denver Baptist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lois LINTNER, Marion; one brother, Edgar BEANEY, New Buffalo, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Edna SMITH, of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Denver Baptist church. The Rev. Oral DUCKWORTH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 and at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, December 28, 1971

[no obits]

Wednesday, December 29, 1971

Jeffrey Allen Engle
Jeffrey Allen ENGLE, two-year=old son of Mr. and Mrs. John ENGLE of Bunker Hill and nephew of Mrs. Michael (Pat) THOMPSON of Rochester, died Monday in Indianapolis Methodist hospital after a two-day illness. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Allen funeral home at Bunker Hill.

John J. Werner
John J. WERNER, 93, prominent lifetime resident of the Reiter community, died at his residence at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday. A retired farmer, Mr. Werner was born Dec. 6, 1878, on the same farm where he lived his entire life. He was the son of Henry and Sarah BURNS WERNER. His marriage was March 21, 1918, in LaPorte to Bessie B. McKINNEY, who survives.
Mr. Werner had served 16 years as a member of the Woodlawn hospital board from 1946 to 1962. It was during this period that the hospital became county-owned and was completely renovated and a new addition added. Mr. Werner was a member and honorary trustee of the Grace United Methodist church of Rochester; a 50-year member and past-master of the Masonic lodge No. 79, 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Royal Arch and the I.O.O.F. lodge here.
Also surviving are one son, Donald M. WERNER, Rochester; three grandsons, John, James and Joseph [WERNER], all of Rochester. Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev . Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home where the F&AM Lodge 79 will conduct memorial services at 7 o'clock tonight.

Thursday, December 30, 1971

Mary I. Keele
Mrs. Mary Iona KEELE, 75, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient two days.
Born Jan. 1, 1896, in Litchfield, Ill., she was the daughter of Henry and Mary GABLE HENSEN. Her marriage was Sept. 4, 1915, in St. Louis to Ralph E. KEELE, who survives. She had resided in the Rochester area 21 years, moving from Litchfield. She was a member of the Christian church at Litchfield, Gold Star Mothers, American Legion and VFW auxiliaries.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Esther) LIPE, Nokomis, Ill.; Mrs. Carl (Marilyn) WILLIAMS, and Nancy C. REED, both of Fulton; three sons, Warren E. [KEELE], of Kerrville, Texas; Charles A. [KEELE], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Donald L. [KEELE], of Argos; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Wilson (Blanche) ORPIN, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Arrin (Isabelle) CAULK, Litchfield, Ill. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. John TURLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Goldie M. Hattery
Mrs. Goldie M. HATTERY, 75, Rochester, Minn., former Akron resident, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Rochester, Minn.
Born April 17, 1896, at Burket, she was the daughter of Daniel and Catherine LITTLE SECOR. Her marriage was to Ralph [HATTERY] who preceded her in death in 1941. Mrs. Hattery had resided in Minnesota with her son for the past four years. She was a member of the Akron Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son, Dr. Robert HATTERY, Rochester, Minn.; two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Sylvia NOYER, of Akron.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Forest K. Klepfer
Forest Keith KLEPFER, 80, died Wednesday at his home in Indianapolis of a heart attack. He was the father of Mrs. Richard (Charlotte) HELM of this city.
Also surviving are the widow, Rosalie [KLEPFER]; another daughter, Mrs. Bernice FEENEY, Hialeah, Fla., and grandchildren.
Last rites and burial will be Monday in Indianapolis. Shirley Brothers mortuary in Irvington is in charge.

Friday, December 31, 1971

George V. Metzger
George V. METZGER, 75, Argos, died at 7:13 p.m. Thursday in the Alfran convalescent home at Warsaw after a 10-year illness.
He was the son of Lyman and Margaret VANCE METZGER and was born near North Manchester May 23, 1896. His marriage was to Ruth JENKINS Aug. 11, 1923, in St. Joseph, Mich. She survives.
Mr. Metzger owned and operated the Laketon elevator before purchasing the Argos elevator in 1935. He sold the elevator in 1953 but remained active in the business. He was a veteran of World War I, a 50-year member of the American Legion, a charter member of the Izaak Walton League of America and a charter member of the Argos Lions' club.
He is survived by two sons, Gene [METZGER[, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jack R. [METZGER], Argos; fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One brother, Raleigh [METZGER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth and the Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Military services will be conducted at the cemetery by the Argos American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Rosa M. Schell
Mrs. Rosa M. SCHELL, 87, died Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph hospital in Logansport. She was the mother of Vern SCHELL, Rochester.
Born April 28, 1884, in Darke City, O., she was the daughter of Samuel and Sophia NUSBAUM. Her marriage was March 24, 1906, to James H. SCHELL, who preceded in death in 1944.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lenora HIPSHER, Logansport; Mrs. A. L. (Helen) GRETHER, Peru; Mrs. Paul (Betty) BRACHEMYRE, Linton,a nd Miss Mary SCHELL, Logansport; two other sons, H. R. SCHELL,Wilton, Conn., and Ralph H. SCHELL, Brokston; sixteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Kroeger Funeral Home in Logansport with the Rev. Alfred GERNI officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Beamsville, O.

Richard D. Rans
Richard D. RANS, 44, Lake Manitou, died this morning at 9:30 o'clock at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Nov. 3. He had been employed at Sealed Power corporation plant 18 years.
Surviving are the wife, Helen [RANS]; two sons, Jim [RANS], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Jack [RANS], Rochester; one brother, John [RANS], Kewanna; his mother, Mrs. Wayne BALDWIN, Indianapolis; step-mother, Mrs. Nadine RANS, Kewanna; and grandmother, Mrs. Phila ZUCK, Kewanna.
Last rites are set tentatively for Monday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.