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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1972

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

1972

Monday, January 3, 1972

Irene Beery
Mrs. Irene BEERY, 75, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 1 a.m. Saturday in he Canterbury nursing home. She had been a patient one year and in failing health five years.
Born Feb. 10, 1896, in the Akron community, she was the daughter of John and Julie CLIFTON. Her marriage was Sept. 10, 1922, inAkron, to Dondld BEERY. He died Feb. 25, 1963. She was a practical nurse and a member of the First Baptist church here and the Rochester Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sons, Richard [BEERY], Niles, Mich. and Jack [BEERY], R.R. 4, Rochester; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ruth DAVIS, Akron. One son, James [BEERY], preceded in death along with five sisters.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday 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 Foster & Good funeral home where the Order of Eastern Star No. 70 will conduct memorial services at 7:30 o'clock tonight.

William R. Gudeman
William R. [GUDEMAN], 45, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at his residence at 10:15 a.m. Sunday.
Born Nov. 10, 1926, in Francesville, he was the son of Romeo William and Evelyn MYERS GUDEMAN. His marriage was Feb. 14, 1950, at Mederyville, to Elizabeth EMERICH, who survives. He was a machinist at the Sealed Power corporation here and a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church at Kewanna.
Also surviving are three sons, Craig, Dennis and David, all at home; two daughters, Rebecca and Angela [GUDEMAN], both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Carol GARRIGNS, Francesville; Mrs. Louise BOSSE, Highland; Mrs. Janet JADIN, Chicago, and one brother, James [GUDEMAN], of Francesville.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna where the Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight.

Carl Calhoun
Carl L. CALHOUN, 40, Delong, died at 9:05 p.m. Friday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac. He had been a patient one week.
Born June 20, 1931, in Fulton county, he was the son of Loy F. and Vera M. MONESMITH CALHOUN. He was a lifetime resident of Fulton county and an employee of the Bendix corporation in South Bend. He was a veteran of the Korean war and a member of the VFW in Culver and the American Legion Post in Monterey.
Surviving are his parents, of Delong; one sister, Mrs. Dale (Sharren) HIGHT, Lakeville.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Myra M. Krisher
Mrs. Myra M. KRISHER, 73, Denver, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru.
Born Oct. 8, 1898, in Porter, she was the daughter of Reuben and Symatha ENGLISH ARMANTROUT. Her marriage was Feb. 26, 1915, in Miami county to Melvin R. KRISHER. He preceded in death. She was a member of the non-denominational church.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Leota HAMM, Plainfield; Mrs. Georgia RATRIE, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Ruby ULSHAFER, Illinois; Mrs. Lois PAYNE, Westmont, Ill.; Mrs. Carolyn MARKS, Peru; Mrs. Phyllis CORRELL, Peru; three sons, Gaylord KRISHER, Fort Wayne, Neil [KRISHER], of Anderson, and John [KRISHER], of Peru; twenty-seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Maude REYNOLDS, Rochester, and Mrs. Ruth DAYWALT, Mexico.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery at Denver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Mary V. Willyerd
Mrs. Mary V. WILLYERD, 45, R.R. 1, Argos, was pronounced dead on arrival at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 9 p.m. Saturday. Death was attributed to a heart seizure. She had been ill four years.
Born Aug. 22, 1926, at Rutledge, Tenn., she was the daughter of Patrick and Vada JONES KELLEY. Her marriage was to Woodrow WILLYERD at Middlebury, Ky. He survives. She had lived in the Argos area 25 years, moving from Plymouth. She had owned and operated Mary's Truck Stop for many years. She was affiliated with the First Baptist church at Argos.
Also surviving are one son, Edward [WILLYERD], of Argos; three grandchildren; four sisters and one brother, all of Rutledge, Tenn.; a brother, Lawrence LOWE, Lapaz, and her mother, Vada SPENCER, of Rutledge, Tenn.
Final rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home. Following services tonight, the body will be removed to the Smith funeral home in Rutledge where rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Rutledge.

Richard D. Rans
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Richard D. RANS, 44, Lake Manitou, who died Friday morning at Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN officiated. Burial was in the Fulton cemetery.
A former Fulton resident, Mr. Rans was born June 11, 1927, in Kewanna to Alva and Berneice BURNS RANS. A lifetime resident of this area, his marriage was Nov. 9, 1947, in Kewanna to Helen BROWN, who survives. He was an employee of the Sealed Power corporation here and a member of the Manitou Moose lodge, UAW Local 221, Kewanna United Methodist church, Fellowship of the Legion of the Moose. He had served with the Merchant Marine corps during World War II.
Also surviving are two sons, James [RANS] of Fulton, and Jack [RANS], at home; one half-brother, Jon RANS, Kewanna, and his parents, Wayne and Berneice (BURNS) BALDWIN, Indianapolis.

Tuesday, January 4, 1972

Anna M. Fry
Mrs. Anna M. FRY, 39, Mishawaka, died at 7:05 p.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend.
Born May 16, 1932, she was the daughter of James and Edith BARNETT COSTELLO. Her marriage was to Arthur FRY, who survives. She was a member of the St. Monica's Catholic Church of Mishawaka.
Also surviving are one son, James [FRY], Langley Air Force Base, Va., and a daughter, Susan [FRY], at home.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kewanna. Father Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna after 6 p.m. today. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 5, 1972

Carol I. McSherry
Mrs. Carol Ilene McSHERRY, 75, Mentone, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She had been ill two months.
Born Feb. 1, 1896, in Grant County, she had resided in the Mentone area most of her life. Her marriage was May 2, 1918, at Mentone to Clancie McSHERRY, who survives. She was a retired schoolteacher.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Merlyn (Elizabeth Ann) HOLT, R.R. 2, Warsaw; two brothers, Dale KELLEY, Bradenton, Fla., and Vere KELLEY, Ponta Gorda, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Dave (Donnis) HENDERSON, Atwood; Mrs. Noble (Blanche) KOONTZ, Englewood, Cal.; Miss Blond KELLEY, Newcastle; Mrs. John (Beulah) BOWMAN, South Bend, and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Mentone Church of Christ. Brother T. R. JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the church after 2 p.m. Thursday until the time of service. The King memorial home in Mentone is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, January 6, 1972

Darrell Farthing
Final rites were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the Allen funeral home in Sterling, Ill. for Darrell W. FARTHING, 58, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died early Wednesday morning in Sterling Community Hospital. Burial was in the Oak Knoll cemetery in Sterling. A memorial to Mr. Farthing has been established in the Children's Shrine Hospital in Sterling.
Mr. Farthing was born Aug. 15, 1913, in Salem, Ill., the son of Carl and Minerva LEUTY FARTHING. His marriage was April 21, 1935, in Amboy, Ill., to Wanda REINHOTH, who survives. A sales representative for the National Manufacturing Company, he had lived here 10 years. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Sterling, Rock River Masonic Lodge; Manitou Shrine Club, Scottish Rite of South Bend, and the Mizpah Temple.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sandra) CARD, Sterling, Ill., and Mrs. Louis (Jillane) SAVAE, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Minerva HAGBERG, Rock Falls, Ill.; two brothers, Arthur [FARTHING], Clearwater, Fla., and Paul [FARTHING], Elmhurst, Ill.; one granddaughter; nieces and nephews. One son preceded in death in infancy.

Emma J. Cook
Mrs. Emma J. COOK, 84, Mentone, died unexpectedly at 12:10 a.m. today in her home.
She was the daughter of William J. and Sarah PHOEBUS SHOEMAKER. Mrs. Cook was born in Tippecanoe Nov. 24, 1884.
Mrs. Cook had resided in Mentone all her life and was a member of the United Methodist church there and the Royal Neighbors club.
Surviving are one son, William J. BLUE, South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Arlo (Mildred) FREISNER, Mentone; six grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be in the Mentone United Methodist church at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Brother T. R. JONES will officiate. The King Memorial home is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist church.

Friday, January 7, 1972

Roy Bicknell
Mrs. Eldon BUTLER, R.R. 2, Rochester, received word that her brother, Roy BICKNELL, 47, was crushed to death Thursday when his car fall on him as he was working under it at his home in Hamilton, O. Funeral arrangements are pending in Hamilton.

Lester L. McCrosky
Final rites were conducted Wednesday in the Manuel funeral home in North Liberty for Lester L. McCROSKY, 68, Fulton county native, who died Monday at his residence in North Liberty. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Burial was in North Liberty. Mr. McCrosky was the brother of Clifford and Carl McCROSKY, both of Rochester.

Blanche D. King
Mrs. Blanche D. KING, widow of the late Dr. M. O. KING of this city, died Thursday at 2:45 p.m. at the Methodist Retirement Home in Franklin, where she had resided since 1965. Death came after an illness of two months.
She was 89 years of age.
Born Aug. 31, 1882, in Marshall County, she was the daughter of Peter and Jane DISHER and was reared in Plymouth. She attended Indiana University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi social sorority, and graduated from the National Training School for YWCA Secretaries in New York City in 1916. She later worked as an industrial secretary at the YWCA in Sioux City, Ia.
Her marriage was in 1922 to Dr. Milo O. KING, physician and surgeon and two-term Rochester mayor, who died July 4, 1951. Mrs. King, who taught in the Rochester schools, was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School class teacher and an officer in the women's organization.
She was also a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Medical Association, Society of Cripple Children, County and State Historical Societies, Woodlawn Hospital Guild, Business and professional Women's Club and Woman's Literary Club.
Surviving are 20 nieces and nephews, all residing in California and Florida. Two sisters, Mrs. Arthur METZLER and Mrs. Florine ACKER, and one brother, Charles DISHER, preceded in death.
Following cremation memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Dr. Tom STOVALL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here.

Bertha L. Smith
Mrs. Bertha L. SMITH, 63, Mentone, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She had been serious two weeks and ill two years.
Born Jan. 14, 1908, in Nappanee, she was the daughter of Harvey and Vena WEAVER HOLDERMAN. Her marriage was Dec. 26, 1927, at Plymouth to Roy B. SMITH, who survives. Mrs. Smith had resided in the Mentone area since her marriage.
Also surviving are three sons, Walter, John and Charles [SMITH], all of Mentone; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Wanda) SIMCOE, North Manchester, and Mrs. Eugene (Carol) ENGEL, Warsaw; fifteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Mentone United Methodist church. The Rev. David P. GOSSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the church after 3 p.m. Saturday and after noon on Sunday. Arrangements are in charge of the King Memorial home in Mentone.

Zona E. Newcomb
Mrs. Zona E. NEWCOMB, 89, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 8:36 p.m. Thursday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital after a 6-month illness. She was a patient three days.
She was born Sept. 26, 1882, in Fulton county to Frederick and Lydia SWIHART HECK. She moved to Marshall County as a small girl and resided all her life in the Argos community. She was married to Dewitt NEWCOMB in Plymouth Nov. 7, 1916; he died July 21, 1960. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lee (Lydia) SHOEMAKER, Windsor, Cal.; a son, Alvin [NEWCOMB], R.R. 2, Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Howard (Ruby) TOBEY, Rochester; a step-son, Roy NEWCOMB, North Liberty; sixteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and a foster-sister, Mrs. Elmer (Chloa) FLETCHER, Argos.
Final rites will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Revs. Roy S. RICHEY and Paul C. CANTIS officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos after 1 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday, then at the church for one hour before services.

Saturday, January 8, 1972

[no obits]

Monday, January 10, 1972

Merle M. Craig
Merle M. CRAIG, 77, 1109 Jackson boulevard, former employee of the Rochester city police department, died at 1:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient five days.
A lifetime resident of the Rochester and Kewanna communities, he was born Dec. 3, 1894, in Osage, Kans. to Bert and Leona MILLER CRAIG. His marriage was May 23, 1917, in Rochester to Florence M. ROSS. She preceded him in death in 1959. His second marriage was in 1960 to Agness MILLER KRAMER, who survives.
Mr. Craig was employed fr the past 15 1/2 years by the Rochester city police department as parking meterman. He retired from this position December 31. He was also an employee of the Armour Creamery company 24 years and attended Grace United Methodist church. A World War I veteran, he was a member of the Rochester Fraternal Order of Police, RAM No. 90 and a past-master of F&AM No. 79.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Maxine) SCHALLER, Indianapolis; a son, Arthur [CRAIG], of Akron; one step-daughter, Mrs. Devon (Betty) HUTCHINSON, Tippecanoe; one step-son, Bob KRAMER, Rochester; two grandchildren, Craig SCHALLER, Indianapolis, and Miss Paula A. SCHALLER, also of Indianapolis; five step-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Wilbur (Amanda) COCHRAN, Plymouth; Mrs. Alonzo (Mildred) McINTIRE, Charlestown, Ill.; Mrs. Wilson (Lucille) DRUDGE, Rochester; Mrs. Cecil (Opal) SPARKS, Mishawaka; one brother, Hubert CRAIG, Plymouth. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. [Rev.] Tom STOVALL 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 the F&AM will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

Joseph H. Leavy
Joseph H. LEAVY, 68, Canterbury Manor nursing home, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Nov. 27, 1903, in Goshen, he was the son of Joseph and Leota KLOPENSTEIN LEAVY. An employee of the Topps Manufacturing Company here, he had lived in this area since 1961, moving from Ligonier. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church, Manitou Moose Lodge, K. of C. Lodge here, Rochester Rotary Club and the Elks lodge at Ligonier. He attended Goshen college.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Nell MILLER, Maderia Beach, Fla.; a niece, Miss Theda MILLER, Ligonier.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic church. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight.
Following Tuesday's services the body will be taken to the Ulery funeral home in Ligonier where friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Oak Park cemetery at Ligonier.

Ola Carpenter
Mrs. Ola CARPENTER, 83, Argos, died at 3 p.m. Saturday in the National nursing home at Plymouth. She had been ill five years.
Born April 6, 1888, at Pierceton, she was the daughter of Oscar and Elnora WINEBRENNER WILKINS. Her marriage was May 9, 1908, in Inwood, to Stacey B. CARPENTER. He died Aug. 5, 1955. Mrs. Carpenter was a resident of Marshall county 65 years and a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are one son, Gerald W. [CARPENTER], of Argos; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. One son, Harry [CARPENTER], and a brother preceded in death.
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.

Frederick B. Hubbard
Frederick B. HUBBARD, 52, 117 West Second street, died at 6:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill one year.
Born July 24, 1919, in Fulton county, he was the son of Roy and Lois ARTER HUBBARD. His marriage was May 6, 1943, in Rochester, to Nina R. SHIVELY, who survives. He had lived most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties with the exception of two years spent in South Bend. He was a retired mechanic and a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Also surviving are one daughter, Miss Vicki Jo HUBBARD, and a son, James C. [HUBBARD], both of Rochester; his mother, also of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Rollie (Virginia) SURGUY, and Mrs. Paul (Bonnie) SHAFER, both of Warsaw, and three aunts.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 11, 1972

Lura Cragg
Mrs. Lura CRAGG, Akron, died at 9 a.m. today at the residence of Max GEARHART in Akron. Final arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home there.

Zena Klise
Mrs. Zena KLISE, 89, Rochester, died at 10:20 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home. Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, January 12, 1972

Zena Klise
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Zena B. [KLISE], 89, Rochester, who died Tuesday in the Miller nursing home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Klise was born June 8, 1883. Her husband, Harvey [KLISE], preceded in death.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Lura Cragg
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Lura CRAGG, 67, Akron, who died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Max GEARHART residence. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Dec. 20, 1904, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Clarence and Orpha HART MORRETT. Her marriage was Aug. 9, 1952, in Toledo, to Harry J. CRAGG. He died in 1955. An employee of the Chamberlain Products company in Akron, she had resided in the Akron area 18 years, moving from Toledo, O.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Barbara) FEAR, Akron; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Miss Anna MORRETT, Logansport; one brother, Carl [MORRETT], of Toledo, O. Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

William J. Repp
William J. REPP, 81, Monterey, died Tuesday at his residence. He had been in failing health several years.
Born May 28, 1890, in Chicago, he had resided in Monterey 31 years, coming from Chicago. His wife, Florence [REPP], preceded in death. A retired employee of the Rice Corporation in Winamac, he was a member of the Monterey United Methodist church.
Surviving are three sons, Leonard J. [REPP], Monterey; William [REPP] Jr., Pollyaup, Wash., and John D. [REPP], Dover, New Hampshire, and eight grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Monterey United Methodist church. The Rev. Philip W. LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Monterey. Friends may call at he Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. Thursday and at the church after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Thursday, January 13, 1972

Clarence Dreisbach
Clarence DREISBACH, 88, Claypool, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw at 4:25 a.m. today after becoming ill in his home.
Mr. Dreisbach was born Sept. 3, 1883, in Burket and resided in the Burket area his entire life. He was married to [Katurah] Ann MOLLENHOUR on Aug. 31, 1914, in St. Joseph, Mich. She survives.
Mr. Dreisbach was a retired farmer and barber and a member of the United Methodist church of Burket.
Surviving are one foster daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Helen) McSHERRY, Claypool; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist church of Mentone. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. The Rev. Norman E. McVEY will officiate. Friends may call at the First Baptist church in Mentone after 2 p.m. Friday. The King memorial home is in charge of arrangements.

William H. White
William Henry WHITE, 72, 544 East Eighth street, was found dead at his residence at 7 a.m. today. Born March 21, 1899, in Brockton, Ill., he was the son of E. P. and Millie McMULLEN WHITE. A World War I veteran, he had resided here since 1939. He was an employee of the Cole Brothers circus and the Rochester street department. His marriage was to Emma SCOTT in 1946. She died in 1962.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Grace COLLINS, Rochester, and Mrs. Amos (Ida) KESTER, Ludlow, Mass.; two brothers, Tip WHITE, of Metcalf, Ill., and Robert WHITE, Newcastle. Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW posts. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Marie M. Foster
Mrs. Marie M. FOSTER, 63, 1008 South Jefferson street, died unexpectedly at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.
Owner and operator of the Fashion Beauty Salon here for the past 15 years, she was born Nov. 17, 1908, in Fulton County to Thomas and Jane SHELLEY BRYANT. Her marriage was July 7, 1959, in Valparaiso to Charles FOSTER. He preceded her in death. She had lived in Rochester most of her life with the exception of 10 years spent in Nappanee. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church here and the O.E.S. No. 70.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ester STEELE, Mishawaka; two brothers, Oliver BRYANT, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Ralph BRYANT, R.R. 3, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
A sister, Mrs. Edith HAGAN, Lake Manitou, died unexpectedly in Groveland, Fla., after learning of the death of Mrs. Foster.
Final rites are set for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday until 9 p.m. and Saturday until the time of service.
The O.E.S. No. 70 will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.

Edith Hagan
Mrs. Edith HAGAN, R.R. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly Wednesday in Groveland, Fla., after learning of the death of her sister, Mrs. Marie FOSTER. Final arrangements are pending.

Friday, January 14, 1972

Edwin Reed
Edwin M. REED, 66, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, Bethel community, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth. He had been ill several months.
Born Jan. 23, 1905, in the Bethel community and in the same home where he had spent his life, he was the son of Miller J. and Ida R. BELL REED. He was a lifetime member of the Bethel United Methodist church.
Surviving are one brother, Louis W. REED, R.R. 1, Argos; one niece, Mrs. William (Margaret) McGRIFF, Eureka,Ark. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. sunday in the Grossman funeral home. The Rev. James PRICE will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Edith M. Hagan
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Edith M. HAGAN, 70, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died at 4 p.m. Wednesday at her winter home in Groveland, Fla, after being in ill health for two years.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate at the rites, with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hagan was born April 23, 1901 in Fulton county to Thomas and Jane SHELLEY BRYANT. She resided most of her life in Fulton county and had spent the winters in Groveland for the last 24 years. She was married in Bourbon to Otis HAGAN, who survives. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Malcolm (Wanetta) KESTNER, Fort Wayne; a son, Dean J. NEHER, Burr Oak, Mich.; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Esther STEELE, Mishawaka, and two brothers, Oliver BRYANT, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Ralph BRYANT, R.R. 3, Rochester. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Bessie E. Medeiros
Mrs. Bessie Ellen MEDEIROS, 76, 1220 Pontiac street, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Jan. 4.
Born April 27, 1895, in Neosho county, Kansas, she was the daughter of Frandis M. and Eleanor SLADE MOURNING. She had resided here 14 years, moving from Evanston, Ill., where she worked as superintendent in a Swedish home for the aged. She had worked many years with children who had physical and mental handicaps.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Darlene LASATER and Mrs. A. C. (Malee) JOHNSON, both of Rochester; four grandchildren, Carlos H. LASATER, New Mexico; Clair E. LASATER, Rochester; Mrs. Donald (Dixie) BLAIR, Monticello, and Curt C. BURKHART, Chicago, and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Albert D. Green
Albert Donald GREEN, 57, Williamsport, O., a former Rochester resident, died Thursday afternoon in the Veteran's hospital in Dayton, O. He had been ill five weeks.
Born Sept. 23, 1914, in Rochester, he was the son of William and Mabel BAIRD GREEN. He was a pointing contractor and a member of the American Legion Post. He was a 32nd Degree Mason.
Surviving with his wife Lucille [GREEN] are a son, John [GREEN], and a daughter, Susan [GREEN], both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary FULLER, Fremont, O., and Mrs. Vernon STRAYER, Rochester; two brothers, William B. GREEN, Rochester, and Ray M. GREEN, of Ohio, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites and burial will be in Ohio.

Saturday, January 15, 1972

Albert D. Green
Last rites for Albert Donald GREEN, 57, Williamsport, O., will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Mader funeral home, 123 East Mound street, Circleville, O. Cremation will follow. Mr. Green died Thursday afternoon. He was a brother of Mrs. Vernon STRAYER and William B. GREEN, both of Rochester.

J. C. Stiffler
J. C. Hobart STIFFLER, 69, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at his home at 12:30 p.m. Friday of a heart attack.
He was born April 16, 1902 in syracuse to John and Lyda JOHNSON STIFFLER. He resided from 1928 to 1948 in Elkhart and the rest of his life in the Mentone and Burket areas. He was married Nov. 27, 1926 in Burket to Lura WILLIAMSON, who died in 1967. He was a farmer and a carpenter.
Surviving are a son, Dale [STIFFLER], Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Leone BLOWS, Vancouver, British Columbia; three brothers, Hugh [STIFFLER], Indianapolis; Harold [STIFFLER], Tucson, Ariz., and Prentice [STIFFLER], North Hollywood, Cal., and two grandsons.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Mentone United Methodist church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call today and after 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. The King memorial home in Mentone is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, January 17, 1972

Ray Zartman
Ray "Peany" ZARTMAN, 69, R.R. 1, Macy, died unexpectedly at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at his residence. He had been ill with a heart condition for the past 20 years.
Born Feb. 19, 1902, in Fulton county, he was the son of Irvin and Alice MILLER ZARTMAN. His marriage was July 13, 1921, in Mexico to Elzie SOUTHERTON, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of this area and a retired farmer.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Forest "Bud" ZARTMAN, R.R. 2, Macy, and Philip ZARTMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Margaret) MILLS, R.R. 2, Macy, and ten grandchildren. Four brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Tuesday, January 18, 1972

Lillian May Howard
Mrs. Lillian May HOWARD, 53, R.R. 2, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of five months. She was admitted to the hospital Sunday.
Born Sept. 26, 1918 in Toledo, O., she was the daughter of Robert and Pearl HODGE NEWTON and she had lived here 20 years, moving from Chicago. She was married in Syracuse, N.Y. Aug. 11, 1938 to George A. HOWARD, who survives. She was an employee of Torin Manufacturing company here and was a steward of Local Union 947, UAW.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Robert D. [HOWARD], Clarmont, Cal., and William A. [HOWARD], Marion; four grandchildren, and a sister, Bobbi Jean KISS, Toledo, O.
Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, January 19, 1972

Lillian May Howard
Funeral services for Mrs. George (Lillian May) HOWARD, 53, Lake Manitou, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The family will receive callers at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cancer Society.
Mrs. Howard died at 10 a.m. Tuesday following an illness of five months.

John Moriarty Jr.
Five days after he was injured John MORIARTY Jr., 6, R.R. 1, Argos, became Fulton county's first traffic fatality of 1972 when he died at 1 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital.
The boy, son of John L. and Janice HOWARD BROCK MORIARTY, suffered head injuries in a two-car crash at 2 p.m. Friday at West Sixth street road and County road 200 West, 2 1/2 miles west of Rochester.
He was in a car driven by his father, who suffered rib and right shoulder injuries. The father is listed in "fair" condition at Woodlawn hospital.
Three other persons were hospitalized with injuries from the accident. The boy's step-brother, Timothy A. BROCK, 13, and Mrs. Betty STAYTON, 48, Leiters Ford, a passenger in the other car, both are at Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Ernest (Carolyn) HIATT, 35, R.R. 3, Rochester, driver of the other car, was in Parkview hospital at Plymouth until Tuesday.
Funeral arrangements for the Moriarty boy are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, January 20, 1972

John Moriarty Jr.
Funeral services for John MORIARTY Jr., 6, R.R. 1, Argos, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Walter D. MANGUN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.
Surviving are two brothers, Jack L. and Joseph L. [MORIARTY]; two half-brothers, Timothy and Marty BROCK; one half-sister, Launa BROCK, all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Troy HOWARD, Argos; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. "Jimmy" MORIARTY, Culver; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lilly HOWARD, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ella STACY, both of Hazard, Ky.
The boy's parents are John L. and Janice HOWARD BROCK MORIARTY. He was born March 31, 1965 and was attending first grade at the Argos community school.
He died Wednesday of injuries received in an automobile accident west of Rochester Friday.

Friday, January 21, 1972

Katherine Barkman
Mrs. Katherine BARKMAN, 75, 1217 1/2 Franklin, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital where she was admitted Wednesday evening. She had been ill two days.
Born Sept. 8, 1896, in Miami county, she was the daughter of George and Susan WEAVER GARLAND. She had lived the majority of her life in this area, with the exception of 20 years spent in Missouri. Her marriage was Jan. 15, 1915, in Knox to Ivan G. BARKMAN. He died Oct. 16, 1969.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Wava) STOLLEY, Topeka, Kans.; Mrs. Sam (Ella) WALLACE, Rochester; Mrs. Clarence (Myrtie) HAND, Beach Grove, Ind.; one son Elton BARKMAN, Burr Oak, Mich.; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mae WEAVER, Wabash, and Mrs. Goldie CALHOUN, Monterey; one brother, William GARLAND, Knox. A daughter, Mrs. Sevilla OLDFATHER, preceded in death in 1969.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

L. V. R. Louderback
L. V. R. LOUDERBACK, owner of Louderback Chevrolet and Buick ato agency here, died unexpectedly at 11 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Jan. 13, with injuries sustained in a two-car collision on East Ninth street.
He was 78 years of age.
Mr. Louderback, who resided at 526 Pontiac street, had spent his life in the auto sales and service business here. The Louderback agency is one of the city's oldest businesses and among the nation's longest continuous single-family auto agencies.
It was started by Mr. Louderback's father, Francis [LOUDERBACK], a local mechanic, who began selling used cars in 1905 and then assumed dealership for the Silent Northern auto in 1906. Many different models were offered over the intervening years until settling on Buick and Chevrolet, the firm at one time operating three different places of business in the city.
Born Aug. 27, 1893, in this city, Mr. Louderback was the son of Francis M. and Emma RHODES LOUDERBACK. His marriage was Jan. 31, 1927, here, to Josephine CARLTON, who survives.
He graduated from the school of engineering at Purdue university in 1919, was a veteran of World War I and a charter member of the local American Legion post. He also was a 50-year member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Mr. Louderback belonged to the First Baptist church, Chamber of Commerce, Elks and Moose lodges, was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Royal Arch, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne.
Also surviving are a son, Tad [LOUDERBACK], Rochester a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Lyndia) DAMAS, Rochester; six grandchildren, Karen Ann, Amy Jane and Laura Lou LOUDERBACK, and Dru Ann, Ty Lynn and Seth L. V. DAMAS, Preceding in death were a brother, Harry [LOUDERBACK], in 1968, and a sister, Marie [LOUDERBACK].
Last rites will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in 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 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
[NOTE: Also see Wendell C. & John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK, "Louderback Garage."]

Monday, January 24, 1972

Dean Rucker,
Mabel A. Rucker,
James Weber and
Helen Dettmier
Rochester's worst traffic traffic accident in history claimed its fourth victim early this morning after three persons were killed instantly in a car-train crash at the Jefferson street crossing of the Erie Lackawanna railway Sunday at 6:37 p.m.
Dean RUCKER, 14, died at 1:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital of a skull fracture suffered in the crash that killed his mother, Mrs. Mabel A. PUTMAN RUCKER, 46, 1222, Monroe street; his brother, James WEBER, 9, and Mrs. Helen DETTMIER, 41, Detroit. Mrs. Rucker and James died of skull franctures; Mrs. Dettmier died of a ruptured aorta.
The crash, which almost folded the 1962 Chevrolet, pinned James in the wreckage and the train had to be backed up in order to free the body.
The crash occurred at the same crossing at which the city's last fatal railroad accident happened. That was May 19, 1971, when Edsel H. HOWARD, 27, 215 Jefferson street, was injured fatally when his truck was hit.
Sunday's accident was the first multiple fatality crash in Rochester since July 28, 1955 when two Richland township young men wree killed in a car-truck collision on the Main street crossing of the EL at the north edge of the city, one block east of the Sunday accident.
The accident shot Fulton county's traffic death toll for the year to six within a period of five days, with five of the persons being killed in city accidents.
City police said Mrs. Rucker was driving the car south on Jefferson street and that it apparently slid on the snowy street onto the tracks. It was hit broadside between the two left doors by a westbound, 72-car freight train that was traveling an estimated 40 mp.
With all four persons in the car, the auto was pushed six-tenths of a mile down the tracks before Engineer Garth L. UNDERHILL of Huntington was able to stop the train.
Underhill told police that he saw that the car was not going to be able to stop before it reached the tracks and that he applied the train's brakes so forcefully that they locked as he tried to avoid a collision.
Ambulances and police cars had to drive down a snowy lane along the south side of the tracks from the Fulton avenue crossing to reach the point where the locomotive had stopped.
The halted train blocked traffic on Main and Jefferson streets and Fulton avenue for more than two hours before the car's wreckage was cleared from the tracks.
The footboards on the front of the locomotive sustained $200 damage and a track switch sustained $250 loss.
The sheriff's office and state police assisted in the investigation of the accident and with traffic control.
Triple funeral service for Mrs. Rucker and her two children is set tentatively for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Gary PENNINGTON officiating. Burial will be in the Friends cemetery at Wabash. Callers will be received at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Rucker was born March 6, 1925, in Akron to Folen and Marie POWELL PUTMAN. The mother survives, residing at 909 Park street. Mrs. Rucker moved to Rochester from Wabash 13 years ago. She was married in Wabash to Alfred RUCKER, who preceded in death.
Surviving with the mother are a son, Johnnie [RUCKER], at home; a daughter, Nancy [RUCKER], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Elston (Eva) SIMS, Rochester; Mrs. Everette (Irene) REAM and Mrs. Denslow (Pauline) DOLL, both of Walkerton; two brothers, Marvin PUTMAN, LaFontaine, and Doyle PUTMAN, Argos.
Jimmie WEBER was born July 27, 1962 in Rochester. He was a student at Riddle school.
Dean RUCKER was born Oct. 5, 1957 in Wabash. He was a student at Rochester middle school.
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Dettmier are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Ada L. Stansell
Mrs. Ada L. STANSELL, 65, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6:18 p.m. Sunday at her home following a nine-month illness.
Born April 6, 1906, in Jasper county, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth GORBET SWISHER and had lived in this area 27 years, moving from South Bend. Her marriage was April 7, 1935, at LaPorte to Franklin T. STANSELL, who survives.
Mrs. Stansell had been employed 22 years at the Taylor and Scheiber shoe stores.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Helen PETLINATO, Gary; Mrs. Violet WEBBER, Gary, and Mrs. Anna KIRCHNER, Webster, Wis.; and three brothers, Charles SWISHER, Gary; Frank SWISHER, Minonk, Ill., and Wesley SWISHER, Cedar Lake.
Last rites will be Wedesday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the DeMotte cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lula A. Porter
Mrs. Lula Alice PORTER, 57, R.R. 1, Nyona Lake, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Nov. 26, 1914 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of John A. and Dora JONES WILES. She was married Feb. 3, 1933 to F. Ray PORTER, who survives. She was a member of the Kokomo Eagles Auxiliary.
Surviving with the husband are a son, James A. [PORTER], Jeffersonville; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Charles INGLE, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Wilma PYLE, Kokomo, and Miss Vera WILES, R.R. 1, Macy, and a brother, Kenneth WILES, Kokomo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ellers chapel at Kokomo with the Rev. Elmer INGLE officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Poing cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the chapel until 9 o'clock tonight.

Mary S. Henderson
Mary Susie HENDERSON, 78, 1202 Jackson boulevard, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several months.
Mrs. Henderson was the daughter of John and Katherine PRICE DICKERHOFF. She was born Dec. 24, 1893 in Akron. Mrs. Henderson was married to Raymond CLARK who died in 1939. She was married Aug. 8, 1950, in Angola to Harrold D. HENDERSON, who survives.
Mrs. Henderson was a member of the Progressive Brethren church and Woodlawn hospital auxiliary.
Surviving are one brother, Fred DICKERHOFF, Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Anthony (Emma) KROFT, Denver, Mrs. Harvey (Bessie) KREIG and Mrs. Frank (Dosia) COMER, both of Akron, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Arthur TINKLE, assisted by the Rev. Donald LAMBERT, will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 25, 1972

Clifton Reffitt
Clifton REFFITT, 41, 109 Jefferson street, died Monday at 3:30 p.m. after an illness of three years.
Born Oct. 7, 1930, at Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of Robert and Mary BAYS REFFITT and had lived here 20 years, moving from Michigan. He was married March 13, 1953, at Macy, to Barbara Jean CLEMONS, who survives.
Mr. Reffitt was employed at Hipsend Asphalt company in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Pentecostal church of Rochester.
Also surviving are four daughters, Charlotte, Theresa, Sharon and Tina [REFFITT], all at home; one son, Clifford [REFFITT], at home; and four sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Armanda) BRADLEY, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Earl (Sarah) BOND, Rochester; Mrs. Roger (Agnes) BROWN, Norwalk, Cal., and Mrs. Ed (Mary) LANGLEY, Rochester.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Gary PENNINGTON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Helen J. Dettmier
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Helen J. DETTMIER, 41, Detroit, who was killed instantly in a car-train crash in Rochester Sunday evening.
Mrs. Dettmier was the daughter of Everett and Ruth BURNETT TRAYLOR RUTDLEDGE.
Surviving with her husband, Harold DETTMIER, are two sons; three daughters; her mother, Mrs. Ruth RUTDLEDGE, Rochester; a sister, Beverly RUTDLEDGE, also of Rochester.

Helen Oakley
Mrs. Helen OAKLEY, 65, 1030 1/2 Madison street, was found dead this morning at 10 o'clock at her home. The body was discovered by a fellow employee at Schultz Variety Store who investigated after Mrs. Oakley failed to appear at work. Last rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, January 26, 1972

Helen Oakley
Mrs. Helen OAKLEY, 65, 1030 1/2 Madison street, was found dead at her home about 10 a.m. Tuesday. A local physician said death apparently was due to natural causes.
She was born July 24, 1909, in Illinois to Andrew and Margaret CLOYD McNAMARA and had lived here for six years, moving from Los Angeles, Cal. She was married to W. A. SMITH, who died in 1954. In 1956 she was married to Everett OAKLEY.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Edna) MORRIS, Amarillo, Texas, and Mrs. Larry (Sally) LEININGER, R.R. 1, Roann; four sisters, Mrs. Aubrey (Ada) ROGERS, Carlinville, Ill.; Mrs. John (Ethel) KENNEDY, Springfield, Ill.; Mrs. Arch (Pearl) PETRIE, Auburn, Ill., and Mrs. Pete (Nell) HYPKE, Vallejo, Cal; three brothers, Joseph McNAMARA, of Oregon; Robert McNAMARA, Auburn, Ill., and Harry McNAMARA, Des Plaines, Ill. Two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be Friday in the Roselawn cemetery at Springfield, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Helen J. Kubik
Graveside services for Mrs. Helen Joanne KUBIK, 41, Detroit, Mich., also known as Helen DETTMIER, who was killed in a car-train crash here Sunday evening, were conducted at 9 am. today at the Citizens cemetery by the Rev. Maurice HOWELL. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors not listed previously are three daughters, Miss Sharon KUBIK, Detroit; Miss Jan KUBIK and Miss Joni KUBIK, both of Westland, Mich; two sons, Henry KUBIK and Douglas KUBIK, both of Detroit, and a grandmother, Mrs. Elsie KAMMERER, Rochester.

Thursday, January 27, 1972

William G. Thompson
William G. THOMPSON, 80, Argos, died at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview hospial in Plymouth after a three-week illness with a heart condition.
He was born Aug. 13, 1891 in Walnut township near Argos to John N. and Clara GRIGGS THOMPSON and had been a farmer and schoolteacher for many years in Green township west of Argos. He was married to Eunice L. NEWHOUSE June 10, 1914 in Plymouth; she survives.
For eight years in the 1930s he was green township trustee and served on the township advisory board for many years. For 26 years he served on the Marshall County Alcoholic Beverage Board. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F lodge for more than 50 years and belonged to the Argos United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Marion (Clara) ELLIS, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Mrs. Bennie (Dorothy) McFARLAND, R.R. 1, Argos; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Trella KEPLER, R.R. 2, Argos. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday, where I.O.O.F. memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday.

Eva M. Middleton
Mrs. Eva M. MIDDLETON, 69, Argos, wife of Dr. William MIDDLETON, Argos dentist, died unexpectedly at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Sebring, Fla., where they were vacationing with their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. William MIDDLETON Jr., of Monticello.
The body will be returned to the funeral home in Argos, where arrangements are pending.

Friday, January 28, 1972

Johnsie G. Tippy
Funeral services were conducted in Indianapolis today for Mrs. Charles R. (Johnsie G.) TIPPY, 58, Indianapolis, step-mother of Mrs. Jane JOHNSON of Rochester. Mrs. Tippy died in St. Joseph's hospital after being ill while working as a licensed practical nurse at the Cardinal nursing home. Burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Carl J. Bull
Indiana's 1971 traffic fatality list had one name added to it Thursday when a rural Plymouth man died in a South Bend hospital of injuries suffered in a Dec. 18 traffic accident.
The victim was Carl J. BULL, 45. He was injured when a car driven by Leslie V. BOWMAN, 47, R.R. 1, Plymouth, attempted a left turn in front of a Plymouth city police ambulance on an emergency run for another accident.

Eva M. Middleton
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva M. MIDDLETON, 69, Argos, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday.
Mrs. Middleton died unexpectedly at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Sebring, Fla., where she was vacationing with her husband.
She was born Dec. 8, 1902 in Fulton county near Tiosa to James and Lottie NEWELL HUBBARD and had lived in Argos the last 45 years. She was married to Dr. William MIDDLETON in 1924 in Rochester. She was a longtime member of the Tiosa First Brethren church and attended the Argos Congregational Christian church at the time of her death. She was a member of the Argos Eastern Star.
Surviving with the husband are a son, William J. MIDDLETON, Monticello; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Dana (Pauline) STARR, Mentone. A brother, Roy HUBBARD, preceded in death.

D. William Rathbun
D. William RATHBUN, 58, Mentone, a member of the Mentone Town Board, died at 11 a.m. Thursday after becoming ill at the Gilliam bowling lanes, where he had been assistant manager for the last four years. He was dead on arrival at Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
Before joining the bowling lanes, Mr. Rathbun had managed the Northern Indiana Co-op hardware store in Mentone for 10 years. He was Sunday School superintendent at the Talma United Methodist church and a member of the Mentone Masonic lodge. He was serving his fourth term on the Mentone Town Board.
Born June 10, 1913, in Warsaw, he was the son of Jacob and Bessie MARVEL RATHBUN and had lived in the Mentone area the last 28 years. He was married Nov. 11, 1936 in Warsaw to Marie WIDEMAN, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Cam [RATHBUN], of Salem; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Carol) BOYER, Mentone, and Mrs. Ellis (Sandra) SHEPHERD, Akron; a brother, Cyril [RATHBUN], of Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Princess) FRUSH, Warsaw, and six grandsons.
Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the King memorial home with the Rev. Kenneth LEININGER officiating and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home where Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, January 29, 1972

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Monday, January 31, 1972

Ruth Werner
Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) WERNER, 80, 819 Jefferson street, died at 12:30 p.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Jan. 23. Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Helen Jane) THOMPSON, R.R. 1, Rochester. Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Mary Ethel Johnson
Miss Mary Ethel JOHNSON, 83, 718 1/2 Main street, died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. She had been ill several months.
Born Aug. 24, 1888, in Athens, she was the daughter of Theodore and Minnie NICODEMUS JOHNSON. She had lived her entire live in Fulton county. She was a former employee of the Karn Coffee Shop, having retired in May, 1971.
Surviving are two brothers, Scott [JOHNSON], Akron, and Rex [JOHNSON], Valparaiso; one niece, Mrs. Barbara BRANT, Kokomo. Her parents, two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery near Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Roy E. Overmyer
Roy E. OVERMYER, 73, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill two months.
Born June 21, 1898, in Culver, he was the son of George and Almeda KIMSEY OVERMYER. His marriage was May 3, 1924, at Argos to Ethel STEVENSON, who survives. A lifetime farmer, he had resided in the Argos area 30 years, moving from Culver. He was a member of the Walnut Township Conservation club and a past director of the Marshall County Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Velma) ROBERTS, R.R. 2, Bourbon, and Mrs. Dick (Mary) HOOKER, Argos; two sons, Arthur E. and Kenneth [OVERMYER], both of R.R. 2, Argos; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Millard (Hazel] KANTZ, South Bend; three brothers, Edward [OVERMYER], R.R. 2, Bourbon; Cecil [OVERMYER], Edwardsburg, Mich.; Clifford [OVERMYER], R.R. 1, Argos. One son, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. James PRICE will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Eva Rhoades
Final rites for Mrs. Mary Eva RHOADES, 77, R.R. 3, Kewanna, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison garden chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. James BUTLER officiating. Burial will be in the Crooked Creek cemetery south of Royal Center. Friends may call at the funeral home, where Eastern Star services are set for 7:30 o'clock tonight.
Mrs. Rhoades died at her home at 6:15 p.m. Friday.
Born Jan. 16, 1895 in Cass county, she was the daughter of Lyman and Mary LEFEVER VERNON. She married Herbert RHOADES Nov. 27, 1913. He died in 1965. She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church, Order of Eastern Star and was a past noble grand of the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are a son, Albert [RHOADES], Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth WIPPERMAN, Kewanna, and Mrs. Evelyn BOEHME, R.R. 6, Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Maud PATTON, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. Nine brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Martha E. Schuh
Martha E. SCHUH, 17, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Marshall County hospital at Plymouth where she had been admitted six hours earlier. She had been ill several years.
Born June 29, 1954, in Berrien County, Mich., she was the daughter of Raymond and Eleanor ROBBINS SCHUH.
Surviving with her parents are five brothers, Marvin [SCHUH], of Bourbon; Raymond [SCHUH], Eagle Lake, Mich.; John, Wilbur and James [SCHUH], all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Faith VIRES, Bourbon, and Debra and Rita [SCHUH], both at home.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. W. R. WAINSCOTT will officiate. Burial will be in Edwardsburg, Mich., where graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnsie Tippy
Funeral services were conducted in the Calvary Baptist church at South Bend for Mrs. Charles (Johnsie) TIPPY, 1921 Bergan street, South Bend, step-mother of Mrs. Jane JOHNSON, Rochester. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Tippy was a licensed practical nuse at the Cardinal nursing home in South Bend. She died unexpectedly of a heart attack while at work.
Surviving are the husband, Charles R. TIPPTY; four step-children; eight step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild, and five sisters.

Tuesday, February 1, 1972

A. Ruth Werner
Mrs. A. Ruth WERNER, 80, 819 Jefferson street, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Jan. 23, following a fall in which she rceived a broken arm.
Born Sept. 22, 1891, in the Mount Olive neighborhood, she was the daughter of Ancil and Jane CARTER TOWNSEND. Her marriage was Sept. 5, 1918, in Rochester, to Clarence A. WERNER. He died Jan. 18, 1956. A lifetime resident of this area, she was a member of the First Baptist church, Rebekah lodge, Order of Eastern Star and active in the Akron Jonah club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Helen) THOMPSON, R.R. 1, Rochester; four grandchildren, Mrs. Jane WOOD, Indianapolis; Mike THOMPSON, Rochester; David THOMPSON, Enid, Okla., and Mrs. Martha HEFLING, Alexandria, Va.; one great-grandson, Danny WOOD. Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Baptist church.

Ethel Cooper
Mrs. Ethel COOPER, 75, Mentone, died at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
Born Nov. 19, 1896, at Creal Springs, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Sarah HALL GASKILL. Her marriage was Dec. 8, 1917, at Bourbon, to Charles N. COOPER, who survives. Mrs. Cooper had been an employee of Kralis Brothers at Mentone and a telephone operator at Tippecanoe. She had resided in Mentone three years, moving from Tippecanoe. She was a member of the Methodist church at Tippecanoe and the Progress club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) SMITH, Mentone; a granddaughter, Mrs. Salvadore MURCIA, Muncie; one great-grandchild. Two sons and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Norman McVEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Summit chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Arthur Engle
Arthur ENGLE, 77, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday in the Veteran's hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born Jan. 12, 1895, at Bruce Lake Station, he was the son of James and Evelyn BRUCE ENGLE. His marriage was May 7, 1921, at Logansport, to Mabel McCARTNEY, who survives. He was a retired carpenter, sheep shearer, and a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are two sons, Bernard [ENGLE], R.R. 2, Culver; Raymond [ENGLE], R.R. 4, Rochester; three brothers, Chester [ENGLE], R.R. 1, Kewanna; James [ENGLE], Monterey; Cecil [ENGLE], of Kewanna; four sisters, Mrs. Della JENKINS, Benton Harbor, Mich.; Mrs. Stella - - - -, Kewanna; Mrs. Prentiss HURLBURT, R.R. 1, Kewanna; Mrs. Grace CALDWELL, Bunker Hill; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Eight brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Bruce Lake. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, February 2, 1972

Rev. Andrew W. White
The Rev. Andrew W. WHITE, 76, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 1:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient five weeks. He had een ill one year.
Born Nov. 27, 1895, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Charles F. and Florence E. BALLENGER WHITE. His marriage was June 1, 1917, in Rochester, to Mertie WOODCOX. She died in 1962. A retired farmer, he had spent his lifetime in the Akron community. He was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, Lester A. WHITE, Panama City, Fla., and the Rev. Edison C. WHITE, Plainfield; five grandchildren, Lester A. WHITE Jr., R.R. 2, Akron; Spec. 5 Charles R. WHITE, Germany; Donna, Dean and Diane WHITE, all of Plainfield; two brothers, Charles and Fletcher [WHITE], both of R.R. 2, Akron. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Harold HELTERBRIDLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Dean Nightlinger
Dean NIGHTLINGER, 79, former Rochester resident who resided in Bradenton, Fla. the past six years, died unexpectedly Tuesday night in a Bradenton hospital. He had been ill 10 days.
A World War I veteran, he was born March 1, 1891. He had resided in the Rochester area all of his life except for the past six years spent in Florida.
Surviving with his wife, Nola [NIGHTLINGER], are one son, Harold [NIGHTLINGER], of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren; one brother, Carl [NIGHTLINGER], of Catlin, Ill.
Final rites will be Friday in the Griffin-Kline funeral home in Bradenton. Burial will be in the Manasota Memorial cemeteryin Bradenton.

George W. Biggs
George W. BIGGS, 76, 1224 Elm street, died unexpectedly at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home.
He was born Aug. 14, 1895 in Fulton county to Benjamin and Armitta AUSPAUGH BIGGS and had resided all his life in this area. His first marriage was to Hazel HARSH, who died in 1925. He was married to Margaret TOUGHY, who died in 1935. He retired from the Rochester Metal Products company in 1960. He was a World War I veteran and belonged to the American Legion, the VFW and the Eagles lodge, all of Rochester.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy UTTER, Logansport; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Dee D. BIGGS, Macy. He was one of a family of fourteen children, of which one brother survives.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home. The American Legion and VFW will conduct graveside military services.

Thursday, February 3, 1972

Rev. Claude L. Young
The Rev. Claude L. YOUNG, Lafayette, former pastor of the Grace United Methodist church here, died Wednesday evening in Home hospital in Lafayette.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Soller-Baker funeral home in West Lafayette. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening.

Friday, February 4, 1972

Merle L. Kelley
Merle L. KELLEY, 56, 213 West 13th street, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Jan. 25.
He was born July 8, 1915, in Kosciusko county. His marriage was in November, 1958, to Vivian OLINGER. He was a veteran of World War II and an employee of the Wagoner Gulf station. He had lived most of his life in this area.
Surviving with his wife are five sons, Francis L. KELLEY, Warsaw; David, Richard, John and Alan KELLEY, all of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. K. V. (Cecil) STUCKER, Greentown, and Cinda KELLEY, of Rochester; five grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. A brother preceded in death. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, February 5, 1972

Mrs. Earl W. Merry Sr.
Mrs. Earl W. MERRY Sr., Decatur, Ind., mother of Mrs. Burk (Ada) MILLER of Rochester, died Friday night in Fort Wayne.
Also surviving are a son and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Jones mortuary at Dunkirk, Ind.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of donations to the St. Labre Indian Mission, Miles City, Mont.

Monday, February 7, 1972

Walter Matheny
Walter MATHENY, 89, Plymouth, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in the Pilgim Manor Nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 11, 1882, in Walnut township, he was the son of John Wesley and Lydia JORDAN MATHENY. His marriage was July 1, 1924, in Sterling, Colo., to Cora Ellen MATHENY. She died Nov. 6, 1963. A retired carpenter, he had made his home with his daughter in Plymouth for the past three years, moving from Argos. He had driven a school bus in the Plymouth area for many years. He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Andres (Verlie) MACKEY, Plymouth; two grandchildren; one great-grandson.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. James PRICE will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

William D. Smiley
William Douglas SMILEY, 87, Argos, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mark (Edna) LELAND, Brookville, O.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Ella Hines
Mrs. Ella HINES, 86, Kewanna, died at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Wesley Memorial hospital in Chicago.
Born Aug. 4, 1885, she was the daughter of Julian John and Margaret MARONEY COSTELLO. Her marriage was Feb. 12, 1919, to Michael HINES. He preceded in death June 7, 1969. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna.
Surviving are two sons, Michael [HINES] Jr., Las Vegas, Nev., and Dr. James [HINES], of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Ada MEYER, South Bend; nine grandchildren. One son, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. The Father Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Harvey L. Harris
Harvey L. HARRIS, 86, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 2:15 a.m. today in the Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru following a short illness.
Born in Edgar County, Illinois, he was the son of Henry H. and Emma MILLER HARRIS. His marriage was in 1933 to Thelma KRILE, who survives. He was a retired city employee of Peru and a member of the Literary Aide.
Also surviving are one son, Marvin L. HARRIS, Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Janet WITT, Peru, and Mrs. June TATE, Kokomo; one sister, Mrs. Arnold GRIFFITH, twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home. The Rev. Robert MARLETT will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 8, 1972

M. A. Racus
Mrs. Edythe HEMINGER has been notified of the death of her father, M. A. RACUS of Denatchee,Wash. He observed his 100th birthdate Dec. 15, 1971.

William D. Smiley
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for William Douglas SMILEY, who died Sunday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mark LELAND, Brookville, O. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Born Dec. 29, 1884, in Argos, he was the son of Alonzo and Margaret REEK SMILEY. His marriage was in 1909 to Gilberta MAXHEM. She preceded him in death. A retired employee of the McCord Corporation in Plymouth, he had resided in that area 50 years. He was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, Argos Lions club, I.O.O.F. lodge at Ladysmith, Wis.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Edna) LELAND, Brookville, O.; Miss Harriet SMILEY, Milwaukee, Wis.; one son, Hugh [SMILEY], of Avon Park, Fla.; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Miss Helen SMILEY, Seattle, Wash.

Vernetta P. Lackey
Mrs. Vernetta Pearl LACKEY, 84, Whittier, Cal., former Rochester resident, died Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Presbyterian Community hospital in Whittier. She had been ill two weeks and death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born Dec. 30, 1887, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of William and Caroline GUISE SHONK. Her marriage was in June, 1918, in Rochester, to Hiram S. LACKEY. He died in 1961. Mrs. Lackey was employed as a bookkeeper until her retirement in 1960. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist church in Whittier, Cal., and a member of the Missionary Society of the church.
Surviving are one son, Robert LACKEY, San Diego, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary SMITH, East Whittier, Cal.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn EILER; two half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Alice WAGONER, Rochester, and Mrs. Beulah BURKETT, also of Rochester; a nephew; two nieces, one of whom is Miss Judy SHONK, of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Calvary Baptist church in Whittier. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Gardens in Whittier.

Wednesday, February 9, 1972

Oscar Coplen
Oscar COPLEN, 73, 616 Madison street, died at his residence Tuesday afternoon following an illness of several days.
Mr. Coplen was born Aug. 26, 1898, in Fulton county and was the son of Orange and Marybell GREGSON COPLEN. His marriage was to Francis STOCKBERGER on Oct. 18, 1922 in Rochestr. She died on Oct. 27, 1970.
Mr. Coplen was formerly a carpenter but was retired for the past 10 years. He was a World War I veteran and a member of Forty and Eight and the American Legion Post 36.
He is survived by three sons, James [COPLEN], Rochester; Francis [COPLEN], Argos; and Melville [COPLEN], Warsaw; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, George [COPLEN], Ft. Wayne, and Ray [COPLEN], Rochester. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be in the Foster & Good Funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Joseph PALAT will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The American Legion will conduct military rites at the cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Wilby H. Jennings
Wilby H. JENNINGS, 89, Kewanna, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Jan. 6, 1883, in Atlanta, O., he was the son of Gabriel and Annoinette SANDERS JENNINGS. His marriage was Jan. 27, 1904, to Bertha L. WOODS. She preceded in death in 1964. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church and honorary trustee of the church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. [Florence L.] HARBETT, Rochester; two sons, Glen [JENNINGS], of South Bend, and Myron [JENNINGS], of Mishawaka; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; fourteen step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild. One daughter, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 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 after 1 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Thursday, February 10, 1972

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Friday, February 11, 1972

Carl E. Logan
Carl E. LOGAN, 60, Culver, died at 7:35 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend following an extended illness.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Bessie O. Brothers
Bessie O. BROTHERS, 78, formerly of R.R. 2, Macy, died this morning in Gary Methodist hospital. Rites are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Russell Adam Carper
Russell Adam CARPER, 79, Mentone, died at 9:10 p.m. Thursday at his residence. He had been ill two years.
Born Nov. 11, 1892, in Whitley county, he was the son of Mordecai and Nancy SCHAFF CARPER. His marriage was June 20, 1936, at South Whitley to Neva LEPLEY, who survives. Mr. Carper owned and operated the See and See hardware store at Mentone for several years.
Also surviving are one half-sister, Mrs. Emma McKEEBE, Pine River, Minn. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Brother T. R. JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 12, 1972

Clara Hall
Clara HALL, 66, formerly of R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 2 a.m. today in Columbia University Medical Center hospital, Columbia, Ma.
Services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos, which is in charge of arrangements.

Owen E. Smith
Owen E. SMITH, 76, R.R. 1, Argos, died this morning at 12:30 o'clock at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. Death came two weeks after suffering a stroke.
Born Oct. 25, 1895, near Plymouth, he was the son of Anthony and Margaret PONTIUS SMITH. His marriage was March 24, 1922, at Argos to Marjorie LONG, who survives.
Mr. Smith had been agent, director and vice president of Marshall County Farmers Mutual Insurance company and also was trustee of Green township four years. He belonged to Twin Lakes and Wolf Creek conservation clubs.
Also surviving are one son, Charles [SMITH], R.R. 1, Argos; three grandchildren; one great-grandsn; one sister, Mrs. Roy (Mabel) CROMLEY, Culver, and one brother, Lester SMITH, Culver. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Bessie O. Brothers
Final rites will be held for Mrs. Bessie O. BROTHERS, 78, formerly of R.R. 2, Macy, at 11 a.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Thomas BOWMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery of Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Brothers died at 5:30 a.m. Friday at Gary Methocist hospital following failing health for the past six months.
Mrs. Brothers was born in 1893 in Grand Rapids, Mich., but lived in Macy for 15 years after spending most of her life in Kokomo. Her marriage was to George E. BROTHERS in 1910 in Chicago. He died Nov. 11, 1963.
Surviving are one brother, James, Gary; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One son, George H. [BROTHERS] Jr., preceded in death.

Carl E. Logan
Carl E. LOGAN, 60, Culver, died Friday at 7:35 a.m. at South Bend Memorial hospital after an illness of 18 months.
Born Aug. 23, 1911, at Lakeville, he was the son of Ernest and Nora BACHTEL LOGAN and had lived 23 years in Culver, moving from Argos. He operated Carl's barber shop in Argos 25 years, retiring in 1971.
He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist church of Culver, Lakeville Masonic lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite, Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge, Rochester Moose lodge, Izaak Walton league of Argos and the Northern Indiana Coon Hunters Association.
Surviving are the wife, Mildred [LOGAN]; two daughters, Miss Janet LOGAN of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Mrs. Linda CABANAW, South Bend; one son, Wade [LOGAN], Bremen; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Theodore LUPHER, Belleville, Mich.; and Mrs. Aleta ORT, Bremen, and two brothers, Foster LOGAN, Lakeville, and Don LOGAN, Osceola.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Earl SHARP officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Culver. The Lakeville Masonic lodge will assist in services. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, February 14, 1972

Jeffrey Clifton and
Douglas Mikesell
Two Culver high school athletes, Douglas MIKESELL, 18, and Jeffrey CLIFTON, 17, both of Culver, were killed at 11 p.m. Saturday at Culver in a one-car accident following the Culver-Plymouth basketball game.
Clifton suffered massive head injuries and Mikesell sustained a broken neck. Both youths were pronounced dead on arrival at Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
State police said the accident occurred at the intersections of College and Slate streets in Culver on a damp, blacktopped street.
Police said the car, driven by Clifton, was northbound on Slate street when the driver lost control and the car struck a tree, turned over once and struck the patio of the parsonage of the Wesley United Methodist church. Police said the car slid 97 feet before striking the 12-inch in diameter tree, uprooting it.
Clifton was a junior and Mikesell a senior at Culver Community high school where both had been on the baseball team and, until recently, Mikesell had been a member of the varsity basketball team.
Jeffrey CLIFTON was born June 1, 1954, in Plymouth to Mr. and Mrs. Donovan CLIFTON. He had resided in Culver all his life with the exception of five years.
Surviving with his parents are two sisters, Miss Vicki HAINES, Terre Haute, and Miss Cathi CLIFTON, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter BALL, Fulton; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis CLIFTON, of Culver, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth WOODCOX, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Poplar Grove United Methodist church with burial in the church cemetery.
Douglas MIKESELL was born Aug. 10, 1953, in South Bend, to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MIKESELL. He had lived in Culver since the age of seven.
Surviving with his parents are four sisters, Mrs. Joyce GUY, Traverse City, Mich.; Mrs. Barbara JENKINS, South Bend, and Vicy and DeAnn MIKESELL, both at home, and the great-grandfather, Leslie CARPENTER, Rochester.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Wesley United Methodist church at Culver and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.
Friends of both youths may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Mary B. Moore
Mrs. Mary B. MOORE, 73, 701 East Ninth street, died in her sleep early Sunday morning at her home.
She was born July 20, 1898 in Loree, near Peru, to George and Emma MILLER MILLER. She had lived here eight years, moving from Peru. She was married Feb. 23, 1925 to Daniel M. MOORE, who died Sept. 23, 1966. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Enoch (Rosella) HELMS, Peru; three granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Melvin (Gladys) McCULLEY, Marion; a brother, James O. MILLER, Wabash, and nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Clara Hall
Mrs. Clara HALL, 66, Sunrise Beach, Mo., died at 11 p.m. Friday in Columbia university medical center in Columbia, Mo., after a six-month illness.
She was born June 28, 1905 in North Liberty to Peter W. and Luretta SHETERON and had lived in Lakeville and Tippecanoe before moving to Missouri. She was married to Hubert HALL in 1929 in Lakeville; he died Jan. 25, 1964. She was a member of the South Bend American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carlton (Amy) BEATY, Carthage, N.Y.; a grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Vada HUFF, Benton Harbor, Mich.; Mrs. Vesta KIDDER, Pleasant Lake, Ind., and Mrs. Ruth HUHN, Fort Wayne, and a brother, Arthur [SHETERON], Fort Wayne. A sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. John VANDERSTEL officiating. Burial will be in the West Lawn cemetery at North Liberty.

Orval Brown
Orval BROWN, 71, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 7:10 p.m. Monday in Wabash county hospital. He had been a patient one day and ill several months.
Born Nov. 1, 1900, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Henderson and Maude BROWN BROWN. He was a lifetime resident of the Akron and Silver Lake communities.
Surviving are one brother, Foster BROWN, North Manchester; four sisters, Mrs. Edna GEARHART, Silver Lake; Mrs. Clifford (Ruth) ZOBROZKY, South Bend; Mrs. Roy (Mable) EDER, Clearwater, Fla., and Mrs. Gaylord (Cleo) BAKER, North Manchester, and nieces and nephews.
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 Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Roy I. Reinhold
Roy I. REINHOLD, 78, Leiters Ford, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac following an extended illness.
Born April 23, 1893, in Tippecanoe township, he was the son of Gust and Mary OVERMEYER REINHOLD. His marriage was April 26, 1912, in Winamac to Bertha E. DAVIDSON. She preceded in death in 1960. Mr. Reinhold was a retired farmer.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Bennie BEAR, R.R. 1, Winamac; Mrs. Otis COBY, R.R. 6, Rochester, Mrs. Glen MORRISON, Tippecanoe; one brother, Clarence REINHOLD, R.R. 1, Winamac.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac. The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Monterey. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, February 16, 1972

Mary E. Rupp
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth RUPP, 83, former Lake Manitou resident died at 3:20 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home.
Born July 2, 1888, in White County, she was the daughter of Peter and Abigail CONGER. She had resided here 31 years, moving from Topeka, Kan. Her marriage was in 1918, in Topeka to Charles F. RUPP. He preceded in death May 10, 1961.
Surviving are two sons, James RUPP, Rochester, and Paul WHITLOW, Topeka; one daughter Mrs. Elsie (Lucille) JONES, Frogmore, S.C.; twenty grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Robert JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Friday.

Thursday, February 17, 1972

Maude O'Mara
Mrs. Maude O'MARA, formerly of 1108 Hill street, died at 12:02 p.m. today at the National nursing home.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, February 18, 1972

Pfc Carl David Johnson
Army Pfc Carl David JOHNSON, 20, R.R. 3, Kewanna, son of Mrs. Dorthea E. JOHNSON, 207 West 13th street, was killed at 11:04 a.m. Feb. 11 in Vietnam, relatives have been informed.
Pfc Johnson died in an accident which occurred while he was on a military mission and driving an army transport truck loaded with fuel. The vehicle went off the road and crashed.
He was the 14th Fulton county resident to die in Vietnam and the second from Union township.
He was a member of the 359th Transportation company and had been in Vietnam since August, 1971. He entered the service in March, 1971.
He was a 1970 graduate of Rochester high school and had spent most of his life in this area. His marriage was to Karen S. HOLLOWAY in Rochester in 1970. She survives.
He was born June 10, 1951, in Watervliet, Mich., to George A. and Dorthea OSBORN JOHNSON. His father died in 1970.
Also surviving are two daughters, Deanna Kay and Kimberly Sue [JOHNSON], both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Melvin (Gladise) COLLINS, Rochester; Mrs. Hugh (LaVon) SILBERMAN, South Bend, and Mrs. James (Lavoda) RUDE, of Warsaw; two brothers, Master Sgt. Phillip R. JOHNSON, Abilene, Texas, and Steven JOHNSON, North Manchester; the paternal grandfather, Oszro JOHNSON, Rochester, and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Maude A. O'Mara
Mrs. Maude A. O'MARA, 83, former resident of 11-8 Hill street, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in the National nursing home. She had been in ill health 2 1/2 years.
Born Dec. 29, 1888 in Goodland, she was the daughter of Samuel and Emma FARRELL SIMS. Her marriage was Dec. 6, 1916, at Gary to William A. O'MARA. He died in May, 1964. Mrs. O'Mara had resided here 22 years, moving from Gary.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church here and the Manitou Garden club.
Surviving are two nephews Oscar MONESMITH, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Eugene SIMS, North Judson.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.

Vernie Lackey
Mrs. Evelyn (SHONK) EILER has returned to her home after spending the past week in California with relatives. She was called there by the death of her sister, Mrs. Vernie LACKEY.

Nina L. Kistler
Mrs. Nina L. KISTLER, 71, Springfield, Ill., died Thursday at 11:30 p.m. at Mayo's clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Born June 10, 1900, in Pulaski, Ind., she was the daughter of Benjamin and Dora DECKER HERRICK. She was a registered nurse.
Surviving are the husband, Arthur [KISTLER]; three brothers, Dr. C. L. HERRICK, Akron; Everett HERRICK, Margaretsville, N.Y., and Chester HERRICK, Fruitville, Ida., and one sister, Mrs. Thelma LEGO, Constantine, Mich.
Last rites will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with burial at the Presbyterian cemetery in Pulaski. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 19, 1972

Pfc Carl David Johnson
Among the survivors of Army Pfc Carl David JOHNSON, 20, R.R. 3, Rochester, who was killed in a truck accident in Vietnam, is the maternal grandfather, Oszro OSBORN of Rochester. He was incorrectly identified as the paternal grandfather, Oszro JOHNSON, Friday.

Monday, February 21, 1972

Oscar Coplen
Memorial services for Oscar COPLEN will be at 8:30 o'clock tonight at the Rochester American Legion home. Mr. Coplen, a Rochester resident, died Feb. 8.

Charles E. Towne
Charles Elmer TOWNE, 88, 213 West Third street, died at 4:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill one month.
Born May 7, 1883, in Marshall county, he was the son of Alfred and Emma RUSH TOWNE. His marriage was May 14, 1906, in Pontiac, Ill., to Grace M. HOFFMAN. She died in March, 1968. Mr. Towne resided here the majority of his life. He was a carpenter and a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are five nieces, Mrs. Lucille RYNEARSON, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) MADDUX, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Emil (Evelyn) SCHULTZ, South Bend; Mrs. Estel (Catherine) CRALL, Akron; Mrs. George (Norma Jean) STARR, R.R. 3, Kewanna; three nephews, Vernon [TOWNE], of Zionsville; Clyde [TOWNE] Jr., R.R. 2, Rochester, and Jack E. [TOWNE], Marseilles, Ill. One brother, Clyde E. TOWNE, a niece and three nephews preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester Church of God. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday until noon on Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home and at the church one hour prior to services.

Della E. Dewald
Mrs. Della E. DEWALD, 85, Deedsville, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday in the Friendly nursing home in Peru. She had been ill two years.
Born Oct. 25, 1886, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Daniel and Ida THOMPSON BRIEDENSTINE. Her marriage was Aug. 10, 1904, to Ammon E. DEWALD. He died Sept. 1, 1961. A lifetime resident of the Deedsville area, she was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church and a former member of the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thelma BRUBAKER, Rochester, and Mrs. Esther DILLMAN, R.R. 5, Logansport; one son, Elvin DEWALD, Fort Wayne; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary ROBBINS, Reed City, Mich. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. 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.

Dewey Whetstone
Dewey WHETSTONE, 73, Mentone, died at 11 p.m. Saturday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw.
Born May 31, 1898, at Mentone, he was the son of Henry C. and Nona BREWER WHETSTONE. His marriage was Oct. 13, 1921, in Warsaw, to Ethel FISHER. She survives. Mr. Whetstone was a lifetime resident of the Mentone area.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Pat (Lois) WALSH and Mrs. Doris LINTON, both of Mentone; Mrs. Willis (Edna) COWEN, of Plymouth; Mrs. Allen (Mildred) GRINDEL, Warsaw; four sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Loah) DOWIS and Mrs. Kenneth (Louise) TOWNE, both of South Bend; Mrs. Max (Dollis) WILLIAM, Sequin, Texas; Mrs. N. G. (Dorothy) JOHNSON, Denver, Colo.; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. One half-brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Brother T. R. JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m.

Anna F. Teeter
Mrs. Anna Fern TEETER, 80, former Rochester and Talma resident, died Sunday at 12:09 p.m. in the Clermont nursing home in Benton Harbor, Mich. She had resided in Hartford, Mich. with her daughter for two years and was a patient in the nursing home three months.
She was born Oct. 18, 1891, in Wabash county. Her first marriage was to Clarence ALDERFER. He died in July, 1911. Her second marriage was to Vincent E. TEETER in 1916. He died April 24, 1958.
Surviving are two sons, Robert TEETER, Rochester, and Ray ALDERFER, Hobart; two daughters, Mrs. Loy (Ruth) FISHER, Hartford, Mich., and Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) FISHER, Watervliet, Mich.; two step-sons, French and Cle TEETER, Mesa, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two brothers, Cecil SIBERT, Laketon, and Floyd SIBERT, South Whitley. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Delbert RUEBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Leanon Hawkins
Last rites were held at 1:30 p.m. in the King Memorial home at Mentone for Leanon "Lee" HAWKINS, 45, Beaver Dam Lake, who was killed early Saturday morning in a two-car crash west of Warsaw on Ind. 25.
The Rev. J. B. THOMPSON officiated at rites and burial was in the Palestine cemetery.
Mr. Hawkins was born June 16, 1926, at Sebree, Ky., and had lived in the Beaver Dam area three years, moving from Hammond. He was a truck driver for Kralis Brothers poultry at Mentone.
Surviving are the wife, Bonnie [HAWKINS]; three sons, Harold, William and David [HAWKINS], all at home; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara STULTZ, Hammond, and Pamela [HAWKINS], at home; three brothers, Roy [HAWKINS], Hammond; John [HAWKINS], Sebree, Ky., and Doris [HAWKINS], Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Clara BROOKS, Sebree, Ky.; Mrs. Annie MAE, Sebree; Mrs. Mary WILSON, Valley Park, Mo., and three grandchildren.

Pfc Carl D. Johnson
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Pfc Carl David JOHNSON, R.R. 3, Kewanna, who was killed Feb. 11 in Vietnam. The chaplain from Fort Benjamin Harrison Indianapolis, will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard from Fort Harrison. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Pfc Johnson was killed in an accident while on a military mission and driving an army transport truck loaded with fuel.
He was the 14th Fulton county person to die in Vietnam and the second from Union township.

Tuesday, February 22, 1972

Dean M. Sheetz
Dean M. SHEETZ, 49, Roann, died unexpectedly at 5:45 a.m. today in Wabash county hospital.
Born Aug. 31, 1922, in Fulton county, he was the son of Elmer and Emma BEATTIE SHEETZ. His marriage was Sept. 14, 1944, in New Albany to Juanita CREW. She survives. He was a member of the Roann Christian church, the Roann merchant's association and a past-master of the Roann Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are two sons, Larry Kean [SHEETZ], Fort Wayne, and Gregory Lee [SHEETZ], Roann; one brother, Dale SHEETZ, Akron, and one grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann. The Rev. David SCHWARTZKOPF will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Lawn cemetery at Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday where Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Mildred E. Gibbons
Mrs. Mildred E. GIBBONS, 69, Argos, died unexpectedly at 8:30 a.m. today at her residence.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thomas Reed
Final rites were conducted Friday in Hammond for Thomas Dale REED, Fulton county native who died Tuesday at his residence in Hammond. Burial was in Friendship Memorial Gardens near Hammond.
Born June 17, 1911, in Liberty township he was the son of Thomas E. and Pearl EYTCHESON REED. He had resided in Hammond where he was a debate coach and speech instructor from 1932 to 1962.
Surviving are his wife, the former Nelda HOGAN of Kewanna; one son, Thomas E. [REED], San Diego, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. David GEHRKE, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Al JANC, San Diego, and Miss Twila REED, Balboa, Cal.; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Frank HENDERSON, Culver, and Mrs. Ralph JOHNSTON R.R. 4, Rochester.

Myrtle B. Crabb
Mrs. Myrtle B. CRABB, 86, Culver, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Plymouth.
Born July 18, 1885, in Champaign, Ill., she was the daughter of Jacob and Mary HENDRICKS HARTLE. She had resided in Culver most of her life and was a member of the Wesley United Methodist church, the WSCS of the church, Daughters of Ruth class and the Stitchery club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bernice SNYDER, Culver; two brothers, Arthur HARTLE, Rochester, and Andrew HARTLE, Huntington; six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Wesley United Methodist church in Culver. The Rev. Earl W. SHARP will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral home in Culver on Thursday until noon on Friday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Wesley United Methodist church at Culver.

Wednesday, February 23, 1972

Ray Edward Burns
Ray Edward BURNS was stillborn at 2:36 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. He was the son of Terry and Shari HIVELY BURNS, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Kelly Ann [BURNS], at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. BURNS, Denver, and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman HIVELY, R.R. 3, Rochester, and the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Verl BURNS, Denver, and Mr. and Mrs. William HIVELY, Akron.
Graveside rites were conducted at the Macy Plainview cemetery with the Rev. Chester WALTER officiating. The McCain funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred E. Gibbons
Mildred E. GIBBONS, 69, Argos, died unexpectedly at her residence at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. She had returned home Feb. 10 from the hospital where she had been confined following an automobile accident Dec. 25.
Mrs. Gibbons was the daughter of Linton and Clara TRIMBLE QUIVEY and was born July 1, 1902 in Green township, Marshall county. Her marriage was to L. J. GIBBONS in Argos Feb. 1, 1922. Mrs. Gibbons' husband and mother survive at the residence.
Mrs. Gibbons was a 40-year resident of Richland Center prior to moving to Argos six years ago. She was a member of the War Mothers of the Culver VFW post and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Argos American Legion.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Katheryn) HATTEN, Culver; four sons, Harold and Roy [GIBBONS], Rochester, Robert [GIBBONS], Plymouth, and Frank [GIBBONS], Santa Anna, Cal.; eighteen grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Sara) RIEWOLDT, Culver, and Mrs. Robert (Edna) STALEY, South Bend. Four brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Samuel CARLTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 1 p.m. Thursday.

Phillip R. Miller
Phillip R. MILLER, 98, former Rochester and Macy resident, died at 7:15 a.m. today in the Friendly nursing home in Peru. He had been ill two years.
Born Dec. 1, 1873, in Miami county, he was the son of Abraham and Lydia HAINES MILLER. His marriage was Nov. 20, 1896, to Margaret L. WIBEL. She died May 6, 1958. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church and the Perry Township Farm Bureau.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hazel LONG, Macy; one granddaughter, Mrs. Gwenneth KINZIE, Denver; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. Archie McDOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, February 24, 1972

Paul J. Troyer
Paul J. TROYER, 66, former Rochester resident, died early today at his residence in Marion.
Born Oct. 7, 1905, in Grant county, he was the son of Charles TROYER. His marriage was Feb. 27, 1971, in Marion to Marie BOLLER.
Surviving with his wife are two step-daughters; one step-son; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Devine funeral home in Marion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, February 25, 1972

John D. Davidson
Leiters Ford Postmaster Paul DAVIDSON has received word of the Wednesday morning death of his brother, John D. "Denny" DAVIDSON of Seelyville, Ind. Funeral services were scheduled for today in Terre Hauts. The deceased was born and reared in the Leiters Ford area.

Saturday, February 26, 1972

Ray Edward Burns
An additional survivor of Ray Edward BURNS, who was stillborn Monday in Woodlawn hospital to Terry and Shari HIVELY BURNS, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, is the great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Ralph COVER of Macy.

Monday, February 28, 1972

[no obits]

Tuesday, February 29, 1972

Laura Goodenow
Word has been received of the death Friday of Mrs. Laura GOODENOW of Elk, Cal., a former Rochester resident and sister of Harvey CLARY Sr., of Rochester. She was 84 years of age. Two daughters also survive.

Wednesday, March 1, 1972

Charles T. Stockman
Charles Timothy STOCKMAN, 74, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 28, 1897, near Plymouth, he was the son of Samuel and Mary YEAZEL STOCKMAN. His marriage was Sept. 6, 1919, at Plymouth to Helen Marie REED, who survives. A lifetime farmer, he had rsided in the Argos area 35 years, moving from Plymouth. He was a director of the Marshall County Farmers Insurance company 23 years and an agent for the company. He attended the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Also surviving, are one son, Donald STOCKMAN, Decatur; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Grace WRIGHT, Mrs. Pearl PRICE, both of Plymouth; Mrs. Lester (Iva) RETTER, New Carlisle, and Mrs. Robert (Fay) WATSON, Mishawaka; three brothers, George STOCKMAN, Plymouth, Carl [STOCKMAN], of North Fort Myers, Fla., and Paul [STOCKMAN], of Franklin, N.C. One son died at birth.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Earl R. Oden
Earl R. ODEN, 57, R.R. 1, Akron, died late Tuesday at his residence. He had been ill one year.
Born Nov. 15, 1914, in Peru, he was the son of Marrean and Mary FOUTS ODEN. His marriage was Feb. 6, 1937, in Plymouth to Mary E. WARREN, who survives. He had lived the majority oif his life in Fulton county and was a former employee of the Rochester Metal Products company.
Also surviving, are three sons, James and Fred [ODEN], both of Mentone, and Jack [ODEN], of Rochester; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. A. J. RICE, Tucumcari, New Mexico, and Mrs. Vada ZARTMAN, Rochester. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Arlie S. Wynn
Arlie S. WYNN, 85, Warsaw, died at 6:30 a.m. today at the Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill four years.
Born Dec. 27, 1886, in Fulton county, he was the son of Francis and Helen WYNN. His marriage was to Lulu M. WALTERS. She preceded in death. He had resided the majority of his life in this area with the exception of the past eight years spent in Warsaw. Mr. Wynn owned and operated the Wynn Feed and Seed company in Rochester for 40 years. He was a member of the Eagles lodge here.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Josephine SWANGO, of Rochester; two granddaughters, Kathy and Arlene SWANGO, both of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Bertha FLETCHER, Warsaw. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris 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. Thursday.

Thursday, March 2, 1972

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Friday, March 3, 1972

William Lester Baker
William Lester BAKER, two months and 21 days old, died at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Riley Children's hospital at Indianapolis where he had been a patient for 2 1/2 months.
He was born in Woodlawn hospital Dec. 10, 1971 to Weldon and Sara ALDERFER BAKER, R.R. 5, Warsaw.
Surviving are two sisters, Laurie and Julie [BAKER], and a brother, Andy [BAKER], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester ALDERFER, R.R. 3, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Tressie BAKER, Rochester, and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Raymond B. Wickens
Raymond B. WICKENS, 78, R.R. 5, Plymouth, died at 3:35 a.m. today in Bremen Community hospital following a heart illness of 10 days.
Mr. Wickens was the son of John and Emma WICKENS and was born June 13, 1893, in Ellettsville. His marriage was to Bonnie M. SHERFIELD in 1912 at Ellettsville. She died in 1963.
Mr. Wickens moved to Plymouth 10 years ago from Indianapolis where he had been employed by the International Harvester company prior to his retirement in 1962. He also had been a stone-cutter for many years and was a member of the Victory Baptist church of Indianapolis.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Elizabeth) HAWKINS, South Bend; one son, John [WICKENS], R.R. 5, Plymouth; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be in the Sunrise chapel at Plymouth at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. The Rev. Darrel KRAFT will officiate. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Saturday, March 4, 1972

Mary Alice VanDerWeele
Mrs. Mary Alice VanDerWEELE, 56, Argos, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a three-day illness with a heart condition.
She was born Feb. 19, 1916 in Argos to Henry and Ruby EATON ROBBINS. She had resided all her life in the Argos area except for one year in LaPorte. She was married to Gene VanDerWEELE in Denver, Colo., Aug. 9, 1936; he survives. She was a medical assistant to Dr. James N. HAMPTON in Argos for many years.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Kay) DAVIS, Culver; a son, Kenn [VanDerWEELE], Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Ruby ROBBINS, and a brother, Edman ROBBINS, both of Argos.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at 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, March 6, 1972

[no obits]

Tuesday, March 7, 1972

Freda Morrison
Final rites were conducted today in Claypool for Mrs. Freda MORRISON, former Rochester resident, who died Sunday in that town. Burial was in Claypool.

Forest C. Riley
Forest C. RILEY, 57, Akron, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday in Memorial hospital in South Bend. He had been ill four months.
Born Feb. 27, 1915, in Akron, he was the son of Peter and Lulu WIDEMAN RILEY. His marriage was in 1955 to Ruth RITCHEY, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of the area and an employee of the Pike Lumber company in Akron. He was a member of the Pentecostal church at Knox.
Also surviving are his mother, of Akron; one daughter, Beverly [RILEY], and a son, Ronnie [RILEY], both at home; five step-sons, Jay RITCHEY, Mentone; Amman RITCHEY, Beaver Dam Lake; Woodrow RITCHEY, Haines City, Fla.; Amos RITCHEY, LaPorte; Eugene RITCHEY, Junction City, O.; four step-daughters, Mrs. Carl (Greta) SMITH, Knox; Mrs. Paul (Shirley) DINGMAN, LaMirada, Cal.; Mrs. William (Faye) ALLEN, Rensselaer; Mrs. Ernest (Margaret) SMITH, LaMirada, Cal.; eighteen step-grandchildren; one brother, William RILEY, Concord, Cal; two sisters, Helen GARBER, Akron, and Mrs. Robert (Violet) BARKLEY, Silver Lake.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Clarence GRIFFETH will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of service.

Wednesday, March 8, 1972

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Thursday, March 9, 1972

H. Gail Mathews
H. Gail MATHEWS, 72, 719 East Ninth street, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He had been ill several years.
Born July 1, 1899, in Fulton county, he was the son of Steve and Julie FREESE MATHEWS. His marriage was Jan. 3, 1925, in Rochester, to Helen E. MILLER, who survives. A retired Studebaker employee, he had resided here his entire life and was a member of the Christian church at Talma.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Alonzo (Mary Jane) McINTIRE, Rochester; Mrs. Calvin (Eva) GREEN, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Roy (Shirley) FISHER, and Mrs. Dennis (Connie) BROWN, both of Rochester; one son, John [MATHEWS], of Plattsmouth, Neb.; twenty-two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harley [MATHEWS], of Rochester, and Oliver [MATHEWS], of Clatskanie, Ore. One son, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Delbert RUEBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, March 10, 1972

Amy Marshall
A quiet burial service was held Monday of this week at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Mrs. Amy PRIEST MARSHALL was brought home after 75 years to be interred beside her husband, Harry [MARSHALL], who had died in 1943. Mrs. Marshall died March 2 in Whiting at the age of 102 years, two months. Until the end, she was of alert mind and relatively healthy body, taking a jovial, keen interest in all about her. She had made her own funeral arrangements, which included being returned to her native city, where she was born Jan. 18, 1870. Such devotion, and longevity, is worth special notice. [Considered Comment, by J.K.O.]

Krista Lynn Holloway
Krista Lynn HOLLOWAY, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion HOLLOWAY, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 5:05 a.m. today in the Riley Children's hospital in Indianapolis. She was 3 1/2 days old.
She was born March 6, 1972, in Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
Surviving with her parents are one brother, Timothy Scott [HOLLOWAY], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cledis CRAFT, Foracre, Ky.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Omer HOLLOWAY, R.R. 5, Rochester; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. L. E. TODD will officiate. Burial will b e in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Saturday, March 11, 1972

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Monday, March 13, 1972

Oliver H. See
Oliver H. SEE, 73, R.R. 1, Denver, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Denver. [sic]
Born Jan. 25, 1899 in Miami county, he was the son of Carey B. and Olive COVER SEE. His marriage was to Mildred L. FORD. She preceded in death.
Surviving are two sons, Morris Lee [SEE], R.R. 1, Roann, and Joseph E. [SEE], R.R. 1, Denver; one brother, James SEE, Deedsville; three sisters, Mrs. Vern TILLETT, Peru; Mrs. Mary WINKLEPLECK, Chicago, and Mrs. Dessa BELLANDIR, also of Chicago, and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann. The Rev. Harry RICHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

C. Dean Mow
C. Dean MOW, 79, 416 West Fifth street, former Fulton county commissioner and Richland Township trustee, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient one month and had been in failing health for 2 1/2 months.
Mr. Mow was the son of Marion and Eva CLARK MOW and was born in Fulton county Nov. 13, 1892. His first marriage was to Grethel ROGERS Aug. 27, 1913 in Fulton county. She died in 1967. On July 20, 1968, he was married to Eva JACKSON MYERS in Traverse City, Mich. She survives.
Mr. Mow was a resident of Fulton and Marshall counties his entire life except for a five-year period when he lived in Michigan. He was a retired school teacher and farmer. His teaching years were spent in schools of Fulton and Marshall counties. He served two terms as Richland township trustee and two terms as county commissioner.
Mr. Mow was a member of the Congregational Christian church and the F&AM 399, both of Argos. He was a past master of the F&AM lodge.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Mrs. James (Annette) WYSONG, Plymouth, and Leland D. COX, U.S. Air Force, Big Spring, Texas; three step-children, and nine step-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) COX, died in 1966. Also preceding in death were an infant son and four brothers.
Final rites will be in the Congregational Christian church at Argos at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and at the church for one hour prior to services. The F&AM 399 will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 o'clock tonight.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be contributed to the Congregational Christian church.

Tuesday, March 14, 1972

Jesse L. Osborn Sr.
Jesse L. OSBORN Sr., 90, 321 Fremont street, Argos, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday in the Kingston nursing home of Plymouth. He had been in failing health for several months.
Mr. Osborn was the son of Amos and Alice SICKMAN OSBORN and was born in Starke county on Aug. 28, 1881. His marriage was to Ona COX at Knox in 1905. She died in 1929.
Mr. Osborn lived in Florida several years before returning to Argos in 1963. He was a retired farmer and veterinarian.
Surviving are one son, Jesse L. [OSBORN] Jr., Argos; seven grandchildren. Two brothers, Melvin and Everett [OSBORN], preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at the Bonine funeral home of culver at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. David FRUTH will officiate and burial will be in the Culver Msonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

William P. Weasner
Final rites for William P. WEASNER, 89, Kewanna, who died at 9 a.m. Monday in the Miller nursing home, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna. Father Harold WELLER will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
A retired farmer, Mr. Weasner was born Dec. 13, 1882 in Ohio to David and Selena MACKLIN WEASNER. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Seven sisters and two brothers preceded in death. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 15, 1972

O. W. Jones
Word has been received here of the death of O. W. "Casey" JONES, Saturday in Alhambra, Cal. Mr. Jones was the son-in-law of Mrs. Carrie MOORE, Rochester, and a brother of Robert JONES of Grass Creek. His wife, Harriet [JONES], preceded in death in 1970.

Leo Crousore
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Ellers Funeral home in Kokomo for Leo CROUSORE, 79, R.R. 1, Macy, who died Sunday in the University hospital in Indianapolis. Burial was in Kokomo.
He was born Sept. 17, 1892, in Elwood. His marriage was in 1912 in New London, Mo. to Della LEONARD, who survives. Mr. Crousore was a former resident of Kokomo.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Anna Mary) LOVE, Kokomo; a son, Joseph CROUSORE, of Florida; two grandchildren; two brothers, Curtis CROUSORE, Hannibal, Mo., and Brian CROUSORE, Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Anna HOROHO, Sycamore, and Hazel KELLER, Burna, Texas.

Thursday, March 16, 1972

[no obits]

Friday, March 17, 1972

Eugene W. Howard
Eugene W. HOWARD, 51, R.R. 1, Star City, died unexpectedly Thursday morning in Chicago. Born Aug. 5, 1920, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred HOWARD. His marriage was in 1967 to Eileen LOUCKS, who survives.
Mr. Howard served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and was a driver for the Gangloff Downham trucking company of Logansport. He was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna.
Also surviving are one son, Michael [HOWARD], Saginaw, Mich.; three brothers, Herman [HOWARD], St. Paul, Minn.; and Pat and Mike [HOWARD], both of Iowa; one half-brother, Jobie WALTERS, Star city; two sisters, Catherine [HOWARD], of Peoria, Ill., and Geneva [HOWARD], of Florida, and four grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. Father Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann's Catholic cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 7 p.m. Saturday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, March 18, 1972

Arnold Hodel
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon for Arnold HODEL, 69, Wabash, brother of Fred HODEL of Rochester. Mr. Hodel, a retired postal department employee, died Thursday. Burial was in the Tipton cemetery.

Monday, March 20, 1972

[no obits]

Tuesday, March 21, 1972

Thelma L. Delp
Mrs. Thelma L. DELP, 71, 1110 Monroe street, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Thursday.
Born Feb. 24, 1901, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Layman and Maude MACKEY DOWNEY. Her marriage was June 21, 1919, in Rochester, to Edward L. DELP. He died March 14, 1964. She was a lifetime resident of the area and a member of the First Baptist church, Manitou Garden club, Child Study club, Woman's Bowling association, Epsilon Gamma class of the Baptist church and the WBA.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joe (Virginia) QUICK, of Rochester; a son, Robert E. DELP, Rochester; five grandsons, Michael, Patrick and Tim QUICK, and John and David DELP, all of Rochester; three great-grandchildren, Natalie, Joe and Patrick QUICK; one cousin, Miss Elizabeth MACKEY, and an aunt, Miss Minnie MACKEY, both of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wayne Allen Shunk
Wayne Allen SHUNK, 60, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, after suffering an apparent heart attack in a field near his home.
Born Feb. 28, 1912, at Tippecanoe, he was the son of Alva and Mae GOUCHENOUR SHUNK. His marriage was Aug. 2, 1933, to Helen GRIFFIS, who survives.
Owner and operator of the Shunk TV Sales and Service since 1955, Mr. Shunk had resided in the Mentone area since 1927. He was a member of the Kosciusko County Fraternal Order of Police.
Also surviving are two brothers, George [SHUNK], of Argos, and Merl [SHUNK], of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Ruth GOODRICH, Baltimore, Md. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

James McEvoy
James McEVOY, 35, R.R. 2, Rochester, former Fulton county deputy sheriff and city police officer, died at 10:10 a.m. today in the Veteran's hospital in Indianapolis.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, March 22, 1972

James R. McEvoy Jr.
Final rites will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for James R. McEVOY Jr., 35, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died Tuesday in the Veteran's hospital in Indianapolis. The Rev. Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. McEvoy was born Jan. 19, 1937, at Osgood, to James P. and Lavada GRAY McEVOY. His marriage was Nov. 24, 1959, in Wabash, to Anna M. LAWSON, who survives. A veteran of the Korean War, he had resided in Fulton county since 1950, moving from Osgood. He was a former Fulton county deputy sheriff and prior to his illness served as clerk and radio operator for the Rochester city police department. He was a graduate of the Farrier School, Zenia, O., and a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Also surviving are one daughter, Melissa [McEVOY], at home; a son, James [McEVOY], also at home; three sisters, Mrs. William (Frances) LEWIS, Star City; Mrs. Jack (Myra) PARNELL, Muncie, and Mrs. Lyle (Lavada) BUTT, of Akron; two brothers, Gene [McEVOY], of Montpelier, and Daniel [McEVOY], of Mount Summit, and nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth Harris
Mrs. Elizabeth HARRIS, 53, R.R. 4, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 1 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.
Born Feb. 1, 1919, in Alabama, she was the daughter of June and Kizziah MacADOO HARRIS. Her marriage was Dec. 15, 1935, in Alabama to Wilson HARRIS. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Kings lake.
Surviving with her husband are six sons, Tommy [HARRIS], Poncedeleon, Eddie and Wilson [HARRIS] Jr., all of Chicago; Clifford and Donald [HARRIS], both at home; six daughters, Mrs. Maggie GARDINER, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Mittie JACKSON, Mrs. Lutish CRAWFORD, Lula and Margery HARRIS, all of Chicago, and Dorothy [HARRIS], at home; nineteen grandchildren; three brothers, Eli [HARRIS], of Cincinnati; Herbert [HARRIS], Montgomery, Ala., and James [HARRIS], of Detroit; four sisters, Mrs. Effie STEPHENSON, Mrs. Almada REABES, and Mrs. Louise CLARK, all of Detroit, and Mayjean CAIN, of Birmingham, Ala.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Leiters Ford Methodist church. The Rev. Charles WATSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, March 23, 1972

Bert Leedy
Bert LEEDY, 90, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home where he had been a patient since Feb. 6. He had been seriously ill 10 days.
Born July 21, 1881, in Fulton county, he was the son of Manasseh and Margaret LEEDY. His marriage was to Lida MOON who preceded him in death in 1946. A retired farmer, he had resided his entire life in Fulton county. He was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Margaret G. ANDREWS, Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Donald M. [LEEDY], of Hammond; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. 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 after 2 p.m. Friday, where the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

Friday, March 24, 1972

Vida M. Mutchler
Mrs. Vida M. MUTCHLER, 84, R.R. 1, Kewanna, Prairie Grove neighborhood, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born July 30, 1887, in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Nathaniel and Olive Ann HILL COLLINS. Her marriage was Oct. 13, 1910, in Logansport, to Howard H. MUTCHLER, who survives. She attended the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Mrs. Ted (Josephine) MERLEY, Rochester; Mrs. Clural (Jeannette) HUNTER, Kewanna; Mrs. Richard (Ruth) LEASE, Lucerne; Mrs. Vern (Frances) HERRELL, Oxford, Wis.; two sons, John [MUTCHLER], of Rochester ad Don "Pete" [MUTCHLER], of Fort Wayne; twenty grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren. Three daughters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Stephen SCHRADER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the fneral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 25, 1972

Donald R. Newman
Donald R. "Did" NEWMAN, 63, R.R. 4, Rochester, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 8:30 p.m. Friday in his home. He had been convalescing from recent vascular surgery.
Mr. Newman was the son of George and Ethel COOK NEWMAN and was born in Fulton county May 18, 1908. His marriage was to Thelma MOORE in Plymouth on Feb. 11, 1947. She survives.
Mr. Newman lived most of his life in Rochester and was employed by the county surveyor's office. He was a past employee of the county and state highway departments.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Kay) CREVISTON; three grandchildren, Julia, Kendra and Donald; the mother, Mrs. George NEWMAN, and two brothers, Oren and Ernest [NEWMAN], all of Rochester. One brother, Maurice [NEWMAN], died in 1971.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Robert T. Hoover
Robert Thomas HOOVER, 50, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center of Warsaw. He was admitted to the Center at 2 p.m. suffering from a heart attack.
Mr. Hoover was the son of Chester L. and Lumima BURKETT HOOVER and was born July 15, 1921. His marriage was to Eleanor HERSHBERGER at Bourbon on Dec. 21, 1949. She survives.
Mr. Hoover had lived in the Mentone area since 1952 wih the exception of two years in California. He was the owner of Built-Well manufacturing company of Mentone. Mr. Hoover was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church, Mentone Masonic lodge, Mizpah Shrine, Kosciusko County Shrine club, Mentone O.E.S., Scottish Rite and the Mentone Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas L. [HOOVER], St. Louis, Mo., and Greg [HOOVER], at home; his father, Chester L., and step-mother, Velma [HOOVER]; three sisters, Mrs. Marshall (Normalee) FOREST, Amboy; Mrs. Jean CAYWOOD and Miss Cheryl HOOVER, both of Warsaw, and one granddaughter.
Final rites will be in the Mentone United Methodist church at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. David GOSSER will officiate. Friends may call at the King Memorial funeral home of Mentone after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday.

Monday, March 27, 1972

George F. Bowers
George F. BOWERS, 42, 1214 Jackson boulevard, died unexpectedly at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence. He had been ill seven months.
Born Nov. 10, 1929, in Peoria, Ill., he was the son of Frank and Sylvia SIMMONS BOWERS. His marriage was June 30, 1955, in Fursten Feldbruck, Germany to Berta VOGL, who survives. He has resided here since 1968, moving from England. He had been employed at the Miller Auto Parts in Rochester since 1968. He had retired from the U.S. Air Force following 21 years of service. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Harold (Helen) DEWEY, Clear Lake, Ia.; one brother, Charles BOWERS, of North Carolina.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday 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 7 p.m. today. Military graveside rites will be conducted by an Honor Guard from the Grissom Air Force Base.

James L. Hopple
James L. HOPPLE, 48, R.R. 1, Monterey, died at 8:35 p.m. Saturday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac. He had been ill one week.
Born June 1, 1923, at Culver to Lester and Ruth RANK HOPPLE. His marriage was Oct. 13, 1945, at Valparaiso to Audrea E. BEAUCHAMP, who survives. A veteran of World War II, he was a lifetime resident of the area and a member of the First Baptist church at Knox, Knox Masonic lodge, American Legion Post at Monterey, VFW Post at Winamac.
Also surviving are one son, James L. HOPPLE Jr., Culver; one brother, George E. HOPPLE, Culver; a sister, Mrs. Don (Betty) HOEPPNER, LaPorte.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. L. C. HALL will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. today. The Monterey American Legion Post will conduct graveside services.

Ray Berry
Ray BERRY, 80, Argos, died of a heart attack at 2 a.m. today in the Kingston nursing home in Plymouth. He had been in failing health for several.
He was born Dec. 19, 1891 in Argos to Robert W. and Mary Ann HELSEL BERRY and had lived in Argos and Plymouth most of his life. He was married in March, 1941, in Argos to Hazel VanVACTOR WEBSTER, who survives. A retired carpenter, he was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Plymouth VFW.
Surviving with the wife are a step-son, James C. WEBSTER, Chula Vista, Cal., and a brother, Chester BERRY, Argos. A brother, Ernest [BERRY], and a sister Ella [BERRY] preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos Maple Grove cemetery. VFW rites will be at the cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 28, 1972

Lester V. Ullery
Lester Vernon ULLERY, 64, 116 Jefferson street, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Dec. 10, 1907, he was the son of Frank and Margory ROSS ULLERY. His marriage was to Edna WALLACE. She preceded in death in 1964. He had resided here 22 years, moving from Argos. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George (Carol) WILSON, Peru, and Mrs. Roy (Patricia) CALVERT, Rochester; two sons, Vernon and Robert [ULLERY], both at home; his father, Frank ULLERY, of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Lelah) HENDRY, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Howard (Dorothy) MITCHELL, Rochester; one brother, Raymond [ULLERY], of Plymouth.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ron HIEBNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 29, 1972

Emma Higgins
Mrs. Emma HIGGINS, 76, 163 Pontiac street, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted earlier in the day. She had been ill four years.
Born Aug. 1, 1895, in Shelby county, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William SWANGO. Her marriage was to Charles HIGGINS. he died in 1941. She had resided here most of her life.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Devone (Cecil) PFEIFFER, R.R. 2, Bourbon; four grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Shirley WILKINSON, Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Frank SWANGO, R.R. 3, Rochester. One daughter, two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Herbert L. Myers
Herbert L. "Buck" MYERS, 61, 1213 Lakeshore drive, died at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill one year.
Born Dec. 11, 1910, in Fulton county, he was the son of William Bert and Alta COPLEN MYERS. His marriage was May 17, 1930, in Rochester to Ercel POWELL, who survives. He had resided here his entire life. He was an employee of the Armour company here when it was in operation here and a custodian at the Rochester middle school. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge 47.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Maralyn) BOOHER; one granddaughter, Penny BOOHER, and three grandsons, Jonathan, David and Nathan BOOHER, all of Terre Haute; three sisters, Mrs. P. V. (Katherine) COULTON, Toronto, Canada; [Mrs.] H. O. (Claribel) OWEN, Mount Prospect, Ill.; Mrs. Campbell (Elma) GUNN, Chicago; one brother, Arthur MYERS, Baltimore, Md. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday where the I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 30, 1972

Herbert L. Myers
Herbert L. "Buck" MYERS, 1213 Lakeshore drive, who died Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, had been a farmer in the Woodrow Community 21 years. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home.

Fern T. Bryant
Mrs. Fern T. BRYANT, 69, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 8 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted shortly after noon Wednesday.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, March 31, 1972

Audrea M. Whetstone
Mrs. Audrea M. WHETSTONE, 74, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 5:05 p.m. Thursday at Murphy Medical Center of Warsaw where she had been a patient for one day.
Mrs. Whetstone was the daughter of John V. and Emaline McINTIRE ZOLMAN and was born May 8, 1897 in Mentone. Her marriage was to Casel WHETSTONE on Sept. 4, 1915. He survives. Mrs. Whetstone, a lifetime resident of Mentone, was a member of the First Church of God in Rochester.
Surviving are two sons, Leon [WHETSTONE], Cadillac, Mich., and Carl [WHETSTONE], Mentone three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Mary) HOFFMAN, Silver Lake, Mrs. Harold (Edith) WALTERS, Mentone, and Mrs. Donald (Geneva) EMMONS Jr.; Seattle, Wash; thirteen grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Also, a long time resident in the home was Curtis ROLAND. One daughter, three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the King Memorial funeral home of Mentone. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Fern T. Bryant
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Fern T. BRYANT, 69, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 8 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. Mrs. Bryant was admitted to the hospital at noon Wednesday after suffering an illness for the past six weeks.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Bryant was the daughter of Edward and Clara Mae EMMONS RUSH and was born Dec. 2, 1902, in Fulton county. Her marriage was to Oliver R. BRYANT on Feb. 4, 1922. He survives.
A lifetime resident of this area, Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Fulton Baptist church, the Fulton County Historical Society and a charter member of the Home Circle club.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lester (Frida) ZELLER, R.R. 1, Rochester, Mrs. Harold (Catherine) HOGE, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Donald (Donna Jean) LONG, North Olmstead, O.; two sons, Audra [BRYANT], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Milo [BRYANT], Louisville, Ky.; sixteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Wayne (Ruth) ZOLNEAN, Tippecanoe; and one brother, Donald RUSH, R.R. 1, Macy. One granddaughter, one sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Harriet Gentry
Mrs. Harriet GENTRY, 50, R.R. 3, Peru, died at noon Thursday at her residence. She had been suffering from an illness for the past year.
Mrs. Gentry was the daughter of Harry and May CLEAR KEPLINGER and was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Peru. Her first marriage was to Norman HANCOCK. Her second marriage was to Raymond GENTRY in 1954. He survives.
Mrs. Gentry was a resident of Miami county all her life and a memer of the Macy Christian church, Ladies of the Moose and the Peru Auxiliary.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ronald RAIH, Sun Prairie, Wis., and Mrs. Dennis MELFORD, Los Angeles, Cal.; three sons, Gary HANCOCK, Los Angeles, Cal., Carl and Steven GENTRY, both at home; one sister, Mrs. Virgil McALLISTER, R.R. 4, Peru, ad eight grandchildren.
Final rites will be held in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home of Peru at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Chester WALTHER will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, April 1, 1972

Maude Hoon
Mrs. Maude HOON, 72, South Nyona Lake (R.R. 1, Macy, died at 9:56 p.m. Friday in woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Thursday night. She had been ill three days but her death was unexpected.
She was born July 14, 1899 in Miami county. She moved from Peru 14 years ago. She was married Sept. 25, 1954 in Peru to Paul F. HOON, who survives. She was a retired employee of the Sherrill corporation of Peru. She was a member of the Wabash Eagles auxiliary and the Peru Moose lodge auxiliary.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Berton WEBSTER, R.R. 1, Macy; a grandson, Jerry WEBSTER, R.R. 1, Macy, and a brother, Roy WAYMIRE, Huntington, W. Va. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Steve SCHRADER officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, April 3, 1972

Eugene M. Hisey
Eugene M. HISEY, 77, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday in the Marshall county hospital in Plymouth.
Born Nov. 10, 1894, in the Richland Center community, he was the son of Samuel M. and Laura May EMMONS HISEY. His marriage was Aug. 23, 1921, at Elkhart, to Angeline HUTCHISON, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Argos community most of his life. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Argos, 50-year member of the American Legion, Argos, and the VFW at Plymouth. He was a veteran of World War I and a former employee of the Western Union and the Argos Telephone company.
Also surviving are one son, Eugene HISEY Jr., of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Marie) BARDSLEY, Kokomo, and Mrs. Georgianna GONCE, Argos; two grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Argos American Legion Post will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Cecil Sales
[Cecil] SALES, 64, South Bend, native of Rochester, died early today in South Bend.
He was a nephew of Mrs. Glenna BARRICK, former Rochester resident residing in Warsaw. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Tuesday, April 4, 1972

Cecil Sales
Graveside rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Cecil SALES, former Rochester resident, who died Monday in south Bend.

Howard H. Swartwood
Howard H. SWARTWOOD, 64, Denison, Ia., former Rochester resident, died March 25 in Denison. He was a cousin of Mrs. Myron BERKHEISER of Rochester. Burial was in Oakland cemetery at Denison.

Frederick D. Hizer
Frederick D. HIZER, 63, R.R. 2, Kewanna, ws dead on arrival at Pulaski Memorial hospital at 9 p.m. Monday.
Mr. Hizer was the son of Daniel F. and Anna HERROLD HIZER and was born July 19, 1908, at Grass Creek. His marriage was to Mariam HIMES on May 5, 1940, at Washington. She survives.
Mr. Hizer was the former owner of the Hizer hatchery in Grass Creek. He was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church, the Kewanna Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend, and the Marott Temple in Indianapolis, and the Kewanna O.E.S.
Surviving are one son, Allen F. [HIZER], Valparaiso; two daughters, Miss Joyce E. [HIZER], Connecticut, and Mrs. Cyntia DIXON, Bloomington; one sister, Mrs. Icel SHINDLEDECKER, Grass Creek. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grass Creek United Methodist church. The Rev. Riley WALKER will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna and one hour before services at the church. O.E.S. of Kewanna will conduct memorial services in the chapel at 8 p.m. Wednesday and the Masonic Lodge will conduct graveside services.

Patricia Ann Shoemaker
Patricia Ann SHOEMAKER, 5, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Monday at the Lutheran hospital of Ft. Wayne. She had been ill with leukemia for the past two years.
Miss Shoemaker was the daughter of Ronald and Jeanette JONES SHOEMAKER and was born in Fulton county on Oct. 3, 1966. Both parents survive. She attended Bethlehem Baptist church.
Surviving are two brothers, Michael and Robert [SHOEMAKER], both at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret MASTERS, R.R. 2, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil SHOEMAKER, R.R. 2, Macy; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Arley JONES, Argos; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Anna SHOEMAKER, Akron.
Final rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home of Akron. The Rev. Elmo BOSE Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wdnesday at the funeral home.
The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Leukemia division of the Cancer Fund.

Irene M. Haldeman
Irene M. HALDEMAN, 75, Akron, died at 8:50 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.
Final arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Marvin J. Briggs
Marvin J. BRIGGS, Indianapolis, native of Macy, died Saturday in Tavares, Fla.
Mr. Briggs was a former general manager of the Indiana Farm Bureau Co-op Association.
Among the survivors are his wife, the former Sylvia LOWERY of Winamac; one brother, R. H. BRIGGS, Macy, and one nephew, Richard E. BRIGGS, Also of Macy.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Flanner & Buchanan funeral home in Indianapolis. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery there.

Wednesday, April 5, 1972

Murrell Trout
Murrell TROUT, 67, native of Fulton county, died Tuesday in Pontiac, Mich. He was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Mark OLIVER, Rochester. Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Hamilton funeral home in Birmingham, Mich. Graveside rites will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here at 3 p.m. Friday.

Irene M. Haldeman
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron for Mrs. Irene HALDEMAN, 75, Akron, who died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Sunday.
The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate at rites, assisted by the Rev. John MOORE, and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Born Jan. 31, 1897, Mrs. Haldeman was the daughter of Lewis and Frances PACEY HOLZ and had spent her life in this county. She was married in Rochester Jan. 4, 1919, to Lloyd HALDEMAN, who died in 1961.
She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and of the Friendly Neighbors club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Garland (Delores) SRIVER, Akron; Mrs. Richard (Sarah Frances) MILLER, 1209 Jackson boulevard, Rochester; one son, Howard [HALDEMAN], Eden, Utah; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were two sisters and one brother.

John A. Gardner
John A. GARDNER, 66, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill one month.
Born Aug. 18, 1905, in Marion, he was the son of George and Martha MURPHY GARDNER. His marriage was to Helen McNARY. She preceded in death April 11, 1969. A retired C & O railroad employee, he was a member of the Moose and Elks lodges and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Surviving are three sons, Rodney and Richard McNARY, both of Peru, and Robert McNARY, of Fort Wayne; eleven grandchildren; two brothers, Cecil and Jason [GARDNER], both of Marion. One daughter, Mrs. Dorothy KERN, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home in Peru. The Rev. C. W. JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Thursday, April 6, 1972

Alma M. Hershberter
Mrs. Alma M. HERSHBERGER, 75, Bourbon, died Wednesday at 3:20 p.m. at the Prairie nursing home in Warsaw after an illness of 2 1/2 years.
Born in Bourbon township Dec. 22, 1896, she was the daughter of Lewis and Anna LEMLER STEINMAN and had spent her life in that community. She was married Dec. 12, 1915, to Charles HERSHBERGER, who died Jan. 27, 1962.
Mrs. Hershberger was a member of the Foster Chapel United Methodist church at Bourbon and its WSCS.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Kathryn) TEEL, Mentone; Mrs. Howard (Frances) WILLIAMS, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Eleanor) HOOVER, Mentone; one son, Mack [HERSHBERGER], Bourbon; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Martha GOCHENOUR and Miss Pearl STEINMAN, both of Bourbon, and one brother, Charles STEINMAN, Bourbon.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Country church with the Rev. Robert KLATT officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Deaton funeral home in Bourbon after 7 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday, then at the church an hour before the rites.

John P. Leaf
John P. LEAF, 99, Kewanna, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
He was born Jan. 24, 1873, at Willmar, Minn. He moved to Kewanna in 1950. His marriage was Dec. 21, 1898, to Della May HENDRICKS. She died Oct. 27, 1954. He was a retired interior decorator and the buyer and manager of the Porter Furniture company in Racine, Wis. for many years. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Kewanna and the Mondern Woodmen of America.
Surviving are one half-sister, Miss Martha CARLBURG, Willmar, Minn., and several nieces and nephews. Two sons, seven brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison Garden 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 4 p.m. Friday.

Pearl M. Tracy
Mrs. Pearl M. TRACY, 87, Argos, died at 3 a.m. today in the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 28, 1884, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Milo and Lesta GIRRARD JOHNSTON. Her marriage was to Orval TRACY on April 28, 1905 at Plymouth. He died Sept. 20, 1967. She had resided in Argos 50 years, moving from Bourbon.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Coy (Lois) MASON, Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. Ruth (Mary) CLINE, Culver; Mrs. Theodore (Maude) McLAUGHLIN, Phoenix, Ariz.; four sons, Herschel, of Plymouth; Robert, Phoenix, Ariz, Roy, Argos, and Gene [TRACY], of Summerdale, N.J.; twenty-seven grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, April 7, 1972

Vera F. Fink
Mrs. Vera F. FINK, 66, Macy, died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill since August.
Born Nov. 7, 1905, in Smith Center, Kan., she was the daughter of Leon L. and Pearl BENNER DAVIS. Her marriage was Jan. 3, 1930 in Chicago to Frank Henry FINK, who survives. She had resided in Macy 11 years, moving from Chicago. She was a former employee of the Kiefer Novelty company in Chicago.
Also surviving are nieces and nephews including June Mae COTY, mentone and Mrs. Rosemary BAKER, of Tippecanoe; a brother-in-law, Clarence COTY, Mentone. A twin-sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Dewey G. Dudgeon
Dewey G. DUDGEON, 73, R.R. 3, Rochester, Fulton county veteran's service officer for the past three years died Thursday afternoon at his residence. He had been ill six weeks.
Born June 21, 1898, in Richland township, he was the son of Albertus and Mary LISEY DUDGEON. His marriage was March 10, 1951, in Burket to Ruth L. LARGEN. She preceded in death in December, 1970. A lifetime resident of this area, he was a member of the Sandhill Methodist church and the American Legion.
Surviving are one son, John W. [DUDGEON], Rochester; two grand-daughters, Lisa and Jacqueline DUDGEON, both of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Lawrence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Col. William Centner
Col. William CENTNER, 80, died Wednesday morning at Arlington, Va., after a lengthy illness.
His wife is the former Kathryn Ann HUNNESHAGEN, who formerly resided at Kewanna, Leiters Ford and Rochester. A graduate of Rochester high school, Mrs. Centner also is a graduate nurse and met her husband while working in a Detroit hospital. She lived here with her aunt, the late Miss [Mollie] LEITER.
Col. Centner, a native of Columbus, O., was a pilot in World War I and served under Col. Eddie RICKENBACKER in the famous "Hat in Ring" fighter squadron, first U.S. flying unit to be in action in France.
After retiring from the Army, the Centners resided in Arlington. Their present residence is 20000 South Eads street, Apt. 8761, Arlington, Va. 22202.
Surviving are twin daughters and grandchildren. Last rites will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Arlington chapel and burial will be in the Arlington cemetery.

James A. Blair
James Allen BLAIR, 56, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born June 30, 1915, at Harriett, Ark., he was the son of Jesse and Josie BUSTER BLAIR. His marriage was Sept. 18, 1939, in Heber Springs, Ark., to Ovella SPENCE, who survives. He was a former employee of the Pike Lumber company in Akron and had lived in the Mentone area nine years, coming from Leiters Ford.
Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Josie BLAIR, Wichita, Kans.; two sons, James Robert BLAIR, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Carroll [BLAIR], Mentone; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Ethel) WESTERMAN, of Mentone. Three brothers, John [BLAIR], of Oregon City, Ore.; Everett [BLAIR], Louisville, Ky.; Boyd [BLAIR], Wichita, Kans.; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Van WINKLE, of Mass.; Mrs. Annie SUTTERFIELD, of Atkins, Ark.; Mrs. Clara HILLIS, of Wichita, Kans.; Mrs. Laura ZARAGOZA, Bellflower, Cal.; two grandchildren; one son and one daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. John HARTMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 8, 1972

Effie Scott
Mrs. Effie SCOTT, 89, Akron, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday in Fountainview Place in Elkhart. She had been ill several months.
Born July 3, 1882, in Akron, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy MATTIX. Her marriage was in Sept, 1905, to Albert E. SCOTT. He died in 1949. A lifetime resident of the area, she had taught school in Akron several years. She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Retired Teachers' association.
Surviving are one son, Richard L. SCOTT, Elkhart; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home. The Revs. Wesley BULLIS and John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Martha E. Jones
Mrs. Martha Ellen JONES, 73, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the St. Joseph hospital in Logansport following an extended illness.
Born June 22, 1899, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Jeremiah and Lola ENDSLEY GINNEY. Her first marriage was to Hugh W. SMITH. He died in 1917. Her second marriage was to Martin JONES, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Joseph SMITH, Marion; five daughters, Mrs. Alfred COOK, Peru; Mrs. Lewis KURZ, Michigan City; Mrs. Joseph WILSON, Kokomo; Mrs. Ralph BOWLAND, Amboy, and one step-daughter, Mrs. William CASKEY, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home. The Rev. Robert ASHMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Monday.

Dewey G. Dudgeon
Military graveside rites will be conducted Sunday afternoon in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery for Dewey G. DUDGEON, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Thursday at his residence. Mr. Dudgeon was a veteran of World War I and II.

Monday, April 10, 1972

Farrell L. Schultz,
Richard N. Styles and
Phyllis Styles
A head-on crash at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Ind. 29, a mile north of Michigantown in Clinton county, killed three Kewanna persons and seriously injured three Frankfort residents.
Killed instantly were Mrs. Farrell L. SCHULTZ, 39, Richard N. STYLES, 39, and his wife Phyllis [STYLES], 37, all of Kewanna and passengers in the Schultz car. Mrs. Schultz and Mrs. Styles were sisters.
The driver of the second car, Jay G. HUDDLESTON, 16, his father, Dale [HUDDLESTON], 53, and the youth's mother, Helen [HUDDLESTON], 50, all of Frankfort, were hospitalized in Frankfort and are reported in fair condition today.
The Clinton county sheriff's department said the Schultz car going south on Ind. 29, struck a bridge and a tire blew out, causing the car to veer out of control and hit the oncoming Huddleston auto head-on.
The accident is under investigation by Clinton county sheriff's department, Indiana state police, and the Clinton county coroner's office.
Final rites will be conducted for the three Kewanna persons at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of Christ in Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour before services.
Mrs. Schultz was born May 5, 1932, near Star City to Frank and Daisy FRAZIER SWAFFORD. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1957, in Indianapolis, to Donald SCHULTZ, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Kevin and John [SCHULTZ], and three daughters, Donna, Karla and Zana [SCHULTZ], all at home.
Mrs. Styles was born Feb. 3, 1935 near Star City. Her marriage was May 23, 1959, to Richard M. STYLES.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda [STYLES], and three sons, Richard [STYLES] Jr., Keith and Allen [STYLES], all at home.
Both sisters were members of the Church of Christ in Kewanna.
They also are survived by their parents; a brother, Edgar [SWAFFORD], Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Shirley WOODARD, Indianapolis; three half-sisters, Mrs. Edith DUNCAN, Indianapolis; Mrs. Mary BRITTON, Knox; and Mrs. Polly CLAUSSEN, Modesto, Cal.; three half-brothers, Harold SWAFFORD, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lemuel SWAFFORD, South Bend, and Howard SWAFFORD, Kewanna.
Richard N. STYLES was born July 19, 1932, in Indianapolis, to Gailord and Jesse STYLES. He was an employee of the General Motors company in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Seventh Christian church in Indianapolis and was a veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving with his children are his father of Indianapolis; four brothers, Dean, Robert and David [STYLES], all of Indianapolis, and Gene [STYLES], R.R. 5, Lebanon; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley LANE, Silver City, N.M., and Mrs. Doris EIKANGER, Indianapolis.

Tuesday, April 11, 1972

Charles Fred Mitchell
Charles F. "Fred" MITCHELL, 72, 1215 Main street, retired owner and operator of the former Miller-Mitchell Insurance Agency in Rochester, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the North Broward hospital in Pompano Beach, Fla.
A Rochester civic leader for many years, Mr. Mitchell had been spending his winters in Florida since his retirement from the insurance business. He had been with Miller-Mitchell 45 years.
He was born March 7, 1900, in Rochester to Charles A. and Suzan PENCE MITCHELL. His marriage was Jan. 1, 1926, in Miami, Fla., to Miriam Rae MILLER, who survives. A lifetime resident of this community, he was a member of the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges. he also was a member of the Fulton County Art Colony.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Fred P. MITCHELL, Carmel; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Suzanne) BEATTIE, Rochester, and six grandchildren. A brother, William P. [MITCHELL], preceded in death in 1942.
Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Vev Ville B. Hosman
Miss Vev Ville Bernice HOSMAN, 75, Brookline, Mass., a native of Akron, died Sunday in Boston, Mass.
She was born Aug. 21, 1896, in Akron, the daughter of Willis E. and Ida M. BAKER HOSMAN. She had been an employee of the Internal Revenue department in Boston.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Eastman Funeral home in Boston. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Fund.

Wednesday, April 12, 1972

Walter Calvin Sr.
Walter CALVIN Sr., 81, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Pilgrim Manor Convalescent Center at Plymouth. He had been ill for the past year.
Mr. Calvin, the son of Benjamin and Cora STOUT CALVIN, was born Oct. 13, 1890, at Cincinnati, O. His marriage was to Louise Ann ROSENSTIEHL in Chicago July 10, 1910. She survives.
Mr. Calvin moved to Culver from Chicago 40 years ago and had been owner of the Ntional Extermination company of Argos for 24 years. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, Chicago.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elson (Louise) HINDMAN, Plymouth, and Mrs. James (Kathryn) REEVE, Warsaw; four sons, Walter Jr., Benjamin F., Everett D., all of Plymouth, and Dr. Irving CALVIN, Orlando, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy BEERMAN, Chicago. A daughter, two grandchildren and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. The Rev. William SHERIDAN will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Charles Fred Mitchell
Final rites for Charles F. "Fred" MITCHELL Sr., 72, 1215 Main street, who died in Pompano Beach, Fla., Monday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friendss may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, April 13, 1972

Mary Sloan
Mrs. Lewis (Mary) SLOAN, Detroit, native of Rochester, died Wednesday at her residence in Detroit. She was the former Mary BURNS and was sister-in-law of Mrs. Paul BURNS, R.R. 5, Rochester. Burial will be in Detroit.

Howard E. White
By The Associated Press
A rural Culver man was killed early today when his car was struck by a semitrailer truck on the U.S. 31 bypass two miles east of Plymouth.
The victim was Howard E. WHITE, 40, R.R. 2, Culver. Police said he had stopped his car along the road and was struck from the rear by the truck.
A passenger in the car, Mrs. Shirley SRYMANSKI, 38, South Bend, was hospitalized in Plymouth in critical condition, police said.
The truck driver, Donald ROSETTO, 40, R.R. 1, Lebanon, was uninjured.

Friday, April 14, 1972

Earl J. Lawson
Earl James LAWSON, 76, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Pulaski county hospital in Winamac. He had been a patient one day.
A Fulton county resident most of his life, Mr. Lawson was born July 13, 1895 in Mulberry, Ind., to Robert and Rose MEYERS LAWSON. He was married Sept. 20, 1920 in Leiters Ford to Helen Van KIRK, who survives. A farmer, he was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church and the Rochester American Legion.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Rosalie) LANCASTER, and Miss Eloise LAWSON, both of R.R. 4, Rochester; two sons, Albert [LAWSON], Chicago, and John [LAWSON], Tacoma, Wash.; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery, with graveside rites by the American Legion. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Hattie J. Eaton
Mrs. Hattie J. EATON, 57, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 11:05 a.m. Thursday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She had been ill since December.
Born March 17, 1915, at Marbia, Ky., she was the daughter of William and Mary MANNINGS RAINEY. She had resided in the Palestine Lake community since 1969, moving there from Wakarusa. She was married May 27, 1969 to Charles J. EATON, who survives. She was employed at the Depuy Manufacturing company in Warsaw.
Surviving with the husband are three brothers, Courtney RAINEY, Korea, Ky.; John RAINEY, Williamstown, Ky., and Dorsie RAINEY, Kewanna, and three sisters, Mrs. Ora LAWSON, Owingsville, Ky.; Mrs. Inez CASSIDY, Williamsburg, Ky., and Mrs. Nora CHANEY, Wakarusa.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Armond RITTER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bertha J. Harvell
Mrs. Bertha J. HARVELL, 78, 815 Monroe street, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at her residence. She had been ill six months.
Born July 4, 1893, in Delta, Ill., she was the daughter of James and Effie PORTERFIELD VICK. Her marriage was Aug. 25, 1915, in Jackson, Mo., to Ernest A. HARVELL, who survives. She had resided here since 1950, moving from Chicago. She was a member of the Church of God.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Juanita) JACKSON, Tinley Park, Ill., and Mrs. Lloyd (Beverly) FIKE, Rochester; two sons, James [HARVELL], Englewood, Cal., and Dean [HARVELL], Tampa, Fla.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) HONEY, and Mrs. Taft (Zethel) COX, both of Tamms, Ill.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 15, 1972

Flossie Cox
Mrs. Flossie COX, 78, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 3 p.m. Friday in the Kingston nursing home at Plymouth after an extended illness.
Mrs. Cox was the daughter of Ernest and Luretta YEAZEL FISH and was born Aug. 16, 1893 at Argos. Her marriage was to Earl COX Sept. 23, 1911 at Plymouth. He survives.
Mrs. Cox moved to Plymouth early in life and spent the rest of her life in Marshall county. She was a member of the Dixon Lake club.
Surviving are a son, Raymond [COX], R.R. 4, Plymouth; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Monday, April 17, 1972

Walter Lavoy Montgomery
Walter Lavoy "Lavoy" MONTGOMERY, 64, 1331 Madison street, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home where he had been admitted Jan. 31. He had been ill several months.
Born April 8, 1908, in Mishawaka, he was the son of Omer and Virda WOOD MONTGOMERY. He had lived most of his life in the Talma and Rochester area and served as the Talma Neighborhood reporter for The Sentinel for many years. He was a member of the Talma United Methodist church, Rochester Lions club and the Senior Citizens club.
Surviving are two aunts, Mrs. Orah BYRER, South Bend, and Mrs. Fred L. SAFFORD, Clyde, N.C.; one cousin, Mrs. Bedeliahbell BERRYMAN, South Bend.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Loren TODD will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Leonard H. Van Lue
Leonard H. Van LUE, 61, Indianapolis, native of Fulton county and former Rochester resident, died Friday in the Indiana Medical Center at Indianapolis following open heart surgery. He had been in ill health 18 months.
Born near Rochester on July 6, 1910, he was the son of James and Tincy FULTZ Van LUE. His marriage was Sept. 19, 1936, in Indianapolis, to Mildred SAUER, who survives. Mr. Van Lue was a graduate of the Indiana School for the Deaf.
Surviving are two sons, Leonard [Van LUE], of Indianapolis, and Ronald [Van LUE] of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. John (Gloria) BOGGESS, Washington, D.C., and Karen [Van LUE], in the U.S. Peace Corps in Africa; two grandchildren; one brother, Hubert [Van LUE], Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Harold (Anna) VANDEGRIFT, San Jose, Cal.; Mrs. Chloris (Kathern) BARKMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Willetta) MILLER, Warsaw. His parents and one brother preceded in death. Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Shirley Brothers Irvin Hill chapel in Indianapolis. Burial will be at Washington Hill cemetery there.

Tuesday, April 18, 1972

Jessie E. Thomas
Mrs. Jessie E. THOMAS, 67, 212 West Ninth street died at 7:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill 10 years. She was born July 2, 1904, in Marion, Ill, and had resided here since December, moving from Berrien Springs, Mich. Her marriage was to John THOMAS who preceded her in death in November, 1970.
Surviving are six sons, John THOMAS Jr., Berrien Center, Mich.; William [THOMAS], Buchanan, Mich.; Joseph [THOMAS], Niles, Mich.; Robert [THOMAS], Rochester; James [THOMAS], Kansas, Ill.; J. T. [THOMAS], Danfield, Ill.; six daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Janet) BEARD, Rochester; Mrs. Theo (Flora) BAIN, Mrs. Kenneth (Faye) SNOW, Mrs. Oliver (Neoma) BLACK, all of Berrien Center, Mich; Mrs. Riley (Katherine) SHAKLEFORD, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Wilford (Doline) TITTMAN, Union Grove, Ala.; one sister, Mrs. Ethel VICKERY, Buchanan, Mich.; thirty-five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bowerman funeral home in Eau Claire, Mich. Burial will be in the Eau Claire cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, April 19, 1972

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Thursday, April 20, 1972

Don L. Bunner
Don L. BUNNER, 86, Mentone, died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw.
Born June 8, 1885, at Muncie, he was the son of John and Emma HUFFMAN BUNNER. His marriage was May 25, 1905, at Warsaw to Faye NEWBY, who survives.
A retired employee of the former Nickel Plate railroad company, he had resided in Mentone since 1912. He was a member of the United Methodist church at Mentone, Mentone Masonic lodge, 50-year member of the Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne and a member of the Nickel Plate Veterans association.
Also surviving are one son, Don A. BUNNER, Sarasota, Fla.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. David GOSSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Edward K. Gilliland
Edward K. GILLILAND, 77, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been a patient since September, 1971.
Born Nov. 21, 1894, in Tiosa, he was the son of Arley and Emma WADE GILLILAND. His marriage was Sept. 16, 1920, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Gladys D. WELCH, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of this area. He was a retired employee of the Fulton County Highway department and a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, F&AM 79, RAM 90, World War Barracks 479. He was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Doris) SIXBEY, and one son, James M. [GILLILAND], both of Rochester; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Revs. Morris HOWE and V. Leroy GARNER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday where the F&AM will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Friday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to a favorite charity or to the Cancer Fund.

Ethel A. Gerig
Mrs. Ethel A. GERIG, 88, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 8:30 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. She had been a patient two weeks.
Born Jan. 1, 1884, she was the daughter of Samuel and Eulillian Val HOLTON SMITH. A lifetime resident of the area, her first marriage was to Oliver UTTER in 1902. He died in 1920. Her second marriage was in 1925 to Eli GERIG. He preceded in death in 1959. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Salina) GERIG, R.R. 2, Akron; a son, Howard UTTER, of Akron; two step-daughters, Mrs. John (Dora) BATDORF, Anderson, and Mrs. Ruthven (Clella) NEFF, Springfield, Ill.; two step-sons, John GERIG, R.R. 2, Akron, and Chester GERIG, Elwood; twenty-two grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a brother, Constant SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron. Three step-children preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God. The Revs. J. B. THOMASON and Harold LEININGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Hattye Fitzpatrick
Mrs. Hattye FITZPATRICK, 80, 311 1/2 West 11th street, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since April 3.
Born May 1, 1891, in Ridgeville, Ill., she was the daughter of James and Agnes BURSON CROZIER. Her first marriage was to Silas M. HORSLEY, who died in 1944. Her second marriage was in 1956 to Tom FITZPATRICK. He preceded in death in 1959. She had resided here 25 years, moving from the Hammond area. She was a member of the First Christian church here, Woodlawn Hospital auxiliary; Spanish American War Past President Members.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Agnes WOLF, Rochester; two grandsons, John WOLF, Whiting, and Robert WOLF, R.R. 2, Rochester; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Chris CROZIER, Aurora, Ill., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Chapel Lawn cemetery at Schererville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, April 21, 1972

Hattye Fitzpatrick
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattye FITZPATRICK, 80, 311 1/2 West 11th street, will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home, rather than at 8:30 a.m. as previously reported.

Otto Griebling
Otto GRIEBLING, world-famous Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus clown who died Wednesday in New York, was familiar to many Rochester residents when the Cole Brothers circus wintered here some years ago.
Griebling, 75, died in St. Clare's hospital in New York, where he was admitted 10 days earlier.
He had been performing daily with the circus in Madison Square Garden prior to his illness and was observing his 50th anniversary in the circus business.
He was born in Germany and came to this country at the age of 14. He was apprenticed to a bareback riding act with Ringling Brothers. After a decade as an equestrian, he decided to try clowning.
One of his most famous routines featured a block of ice that he carried around the arena, looking for the proper recipient, while it dwindled to the size of an ice cube.
Earlier this year, Griebling commented, "If you find yourself able to make people laugh, it is God's gift. You have to do every thing from the bottom of your heart."
[SEE: Wendell C. & John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK, "Cole Bros.-Clyde Beatty Circus."

Roger D. Yarian
A head-on collision east of Mentone at 10:45 p.m. Thursday claimed the life of an Akron man and put a Rochester man in the hospital.
Roger D. YARIAN, 22, R.R. 2, Akron, was killed instantly when his car, eastbound on Ind. 25 one mile west and three-fourths of a mile north of Burket in Kosciusko county, collided with a west-bound auto driven by the Rev. Elmo BOSE Jr., R.R. 2, Rochester. Yarian had pulled out of his lane to pass another car at the time of collision.
The Rev. Bose was taken to Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw with facial lacerations, in injurd knee and other cuts and bruises. He was transferred to South Bend Memorial hospital, where he was reported in satisfactory condition early today.
Mr. Yarian was the son of Donald D. and Doris ROBBINS YARIAN and was born at Warsaw on Nov. 16, 1949. Both parents survive. His marriage was to Kim HATFIELD at BeaverDam Dec. 19, 1971. She survives.
Mr. Yarian was an employee of the M and R Egg company in Mentone and a member of the Warsaw American Legion.
Surviving are one brother, Red [YARIAN], at home, and one sister, Donna [YARIAN], of South Bend.
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the King memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Donald POYSER will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 22, 1972

[no obits]

Monday, April 24, 1972

Harry Van Lue
Harry Van LUE, 79, R.R. 1, Huntsville, Mo., native of Rochester, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Community Memorial hospital in Moberly, Mo.
Born Oct. 2, 1892, in Rochester, he was the son of Francis and Elizabeth Jane PITTIE Van LUE. His marriage was to Dorothy RITCHEY, who survives. He had resided 12 years in the Huntsville, Mo. area and was a member of the United Pentecostal church of Moberly.
Also surviving, are four daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Alice) JOHNSON and Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia) RIFFLE, both of South Bend; Mrs. Norman (Gertrude) SINGLETON, New Carlisle; Mrs. William (Sally) WIDENKOFER, Curtisville, Mo.; six sons, Edgar and Raymond [Van LUE], both of New Carlisle; Jack [Van LUE], of Clark, Mo.; David [Van LUE], Huntsville, Mo.; Daniel [Van LUE], of Cadis, Ky.; Fred [Van LUE], of Columbia, Mo.; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; three sistes, Mrs. Verlin (Ollie) WILLIAMS, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Orval (Ruby) SMITH, South Bend; Mrs. Emma ROMMEBERG, of Nevada; two brothers, William and Emeric [Van LUE], both of Niles, Mich.
Final rites will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Melbern McGowen
Melbern "Mel" McGOWEN, 83, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert VANDEGRIFT, Galien, Mich. He had been ill three years and serious two weeks.
Born Oct. 7, 1888, in Trinidad, Colo., he was the son of John Franklin and Barbara Ellen FAWLEY McGOWEN. His marriage was Jan. 22, 1912, in Rochester, to Pearl May PFUND. She died Dec. 16, 1967. A retired farmer, he had lived most of his life in the Talma area and was a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau, and the Fulton County Coon Hunters association. He attended the Primitive Baptist church near Mentone.
Surviving are three sons, Merle L. [McGOWEN], Rochester; Howard W. [McGOWEN], Argos; John W. [McGOWEN], Corpus Christi, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Bertha) JOHNSON, Talma; Mrs. Richard (Tressa) EILER, Lafayette, and Mrs. Albert (Ignota) VANDEGRIFT, of Galien, Mich.; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one brother, E. C. McGOWEN, Mentone. One son, Kenneth [McGOWEN], and a brother and sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamlet cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Lewis E. Danner
Lewis E. DANNER, 80, R.R. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at his residence.
Born May 12, 1891, in Marshall county, he was the son of Conrad and Catherine DINKLEDINE DANNER. His marriage was April 12, 1913, at Wabash to Goldie G. LUTZ. She preceded in death July 21, 1969. He had resided here 26 years, moving from Bourbon. He was a retired farmer and a former employee of the Rochester Metal Products company.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) RITZENTHALER; Mrs. Don (Lois) MONESMITH, Bourbon; Mrs. Earl (Bernice) JUDY, North Manchester; three sons, Lorin and Robert [DANNER], both of Pierceton, and Glenn DANNER, Bourgon; twenty grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank [DANNER], Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude HANEY, Nappanee, and Mrs. Elizabeth MATTERN, Wabash. Five brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Noah KNEPP will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Peters cemetery at Urbana. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 25, 1972

W. R. McClure
W. R. "Rick" McCLURE, 37, R.R. 2, Syracuse, died late Saturday night in Parkview Memorial hospital at Fort Wayne of injuries sustained April 7 in a two-vehicle accident at Syracuse.
His mother is the former Marjorie PERRY of this city, who now resides in North Manchester. Last rites will be in Syracuse.

Helen B. Ellis
Major Helen B. ELLIS, 71, Peru, a retired minister with the Salvation Army and mother of Earl "Tiny" ELLIS of Rochester, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday while visiting a son, Robert ELLIS, in Sedalia, Mo. Although she had been in ill health for five years, her death was unexpected.
She and her husband, Major Robert ELLIS, were active for many years in the Salvation Army ministry. They were married Aug. 21, 1917; he died Jan. 30, 1969. Born June 12, 1900 in Indianapolis to James and Bertha ALLISON FINCH, Mrs. Ellis had resided in Peru most of her life.
Surviving besides the two sons are another son, Herbert W. ELLIS, Sarasota, Fla.; five daughters, Ruby O'HARA, Peru; Mrs. Edward LAWRENCE, LaPorte; Mrs. Omar GARNER, Anderson; Mrs. Pearl MAHLUN, Walkerton, and Dorothy KING, Dunlap; twenty-three grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home at Peru with Colonel T. Raymond GABRIELSEN of the Salvation Army in Chicago officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery near Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests memorials to be in the form of contributions to the Peru Salvation Army building fund.

M. Earl Hicks
M. Earl HICKS, 85, prominent Kokomo resident and well-known in this community, died Monday at St. Joseph Memorial hospital in Kokomo.
A native of Macy, Mr. Hicks formerly was a summer resident at Lake Manitou and continued his association with friends here until his death. He was a 1909 graduate of Rochester Normal university and had been president of the RNU Alumni association.
In Kokomo, he was founder of Accurate Parts Inc. and also had served nine years as city councilman. He taught school three years in Miami county. In 1916 he utilized his talents as a musician to establish a music store at Bunker Hill, later adding a garage business and Ford Model T agency in 1924. Four years later he moved the firm to Kokomo.
Mr. Hicks was treasurer of the Howard County Republican Central Committee and also had been a leader in establishing the housing authority and juvenile court in Howard county.
He was a member of the Bunker Hill Masonic lodge, Kokomo Elks lodge, Izaak Walton League and active in many civic fund-raising projects. A rifle enthusiast, he was state small-bore champion for several years.
Surviving are the wife, Margaret [HICKS]; a son, Charles [HICKS], Kokomo, and three daughters, Mrs. John WALTHER, Kokomo; Mrs. Robert CAMPBELL, San Diego, Cal., and Mrs. David SHOWALTER, Indianapolis.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist church in Kokomo with burial in Albright cemetery there. Friends may call at the Jacobs funeral home in Kokomo.

Wednesday, April 26, 1972

Archie Dague
Archie DAGUE, 69, R.R. 6, Elkhart, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Elkhart general hospital after illness of nine months.
He was born June 24, 1902 in Cass county and had lived in Elkhart for 19 years, moving there from South Bend. He was married Oct. 15, 1951 to Irene DONAT in St. Joe, Mich. He was an Army veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the widow are two sons, Richard [DAGUE], Marion; and William [DAGUE], Kokomo; three daughters, Mrs. Bernard SMITH, Michigan City; Mrs. Bill HILL, Peru, and Mrs. Jack SLAYBAUGH, Carmel; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers of Plymouth, Russell, Glen and Kenneth [DAGUE], and two sisters of Plymouth, Mrs. Harry BRUNDYDGE and Lucille DAGUE.
Friends may call at the Warner funeral home in Osceola after 7 p.m. today and from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas FROST officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend.

Charles W. Shaffer
Charles W. SHAFFER, 86, R.R. 2, Winamac, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born Dec. 22, 1885, in Piatt county, Ill., he was the son of Frank and Emma MOUNCE SHAFFER. His marriage was in 1912, to Mable LOWERY, who survives. He was a retired farmer and had resided in the Winamac area since 1943.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mattilene HAMILTON, LaPorte; three sons, Howard SHAFFER, Kingsford Heights; Darrell SHAFFER, Monticello; Loris SHAFFER, Kewanna; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac. The Rev. Larsene HALL will officiate. Burial will be in the Monticello, Ill. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Patrick J. Bryant
Patrick James BRYANT, 15, Portland, died early Tuesday morning in the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie. He had been ill seven weeks. He was the grandson of Mrs. Lulu BRYANT and the nephew of Mrs. George HAMMOND, both of Rochester.
Born Jan. 16, 1957, he was the son of Glen and Mary HEIDI BRYANT, who survive. He was a student in the Portland high school and a member of the Asbury United Methodist church in Portland.
Surviving with the parents, grandmother and aunt are two brothers, Mark and Bill [BRYANT], both at home; three sisters, Gena, Amy and Betzy [BRYANT], all at home and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ivy HIDY, of North Manchestr.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baird-Freeman funeral home in Portland. The Rev. Charles ELSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Park cemetery at Portland. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Thursday, April 27, 1972

Joseph W. Lewis
Joseph W. LEWIS, 72, Argos, died at 3 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth where he had been admitted earlier following a heart seizure at his home.
Born Sept. 21, 1899, in Chicago, he was the son of William and Mary LEWIS. His marriage was July 1, 1936, at Warsaw, to Jeanette CINNINGER, who survives. He was a printer by trade and worked in the Chicago area several years. He was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Myrna) EBY, Argos, and Mrs. Loren (Judy) LEWIS, Monterey; one son, Charles [LEWIS], of South Bend; six grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, April 28, 1972

Cal MacLain
Cal MacLAIN, 81, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 7:05 a.m. today at his residence.
Born Sept. 18, 1890, in Tennessee, he was the son of Joseph and Sara Jane STARNES MacLAIN. His marriage was July 7, 1916, at Rogersville, Tenn., to Rosa MANES, who survives. He was a retired employee of the C & O railroad company.
Also surviving are three sons, Hugh [MacLAIN], Plymouth, Clifford [MacLAIN], R.R. 1, Kewanna; Lawrence [MacLAIN], Kewanna; ten daughters, Mrs. Mattie RAINEY, Kewanna; Mrs. Roxie FRY and Mrs. Merle FRY, both of Fulton; Mrs. Blanche CULVER, of Charleston, S.C.; Mrs. Emily SUTTON, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Flo HATCH, Mrs. Ruth BEEDY and Mrs. Gladys STUTZMAN, all of Plymouth; Mrs. Marilyn PRANER, Kewanna; Mrs. Effie HINES, R.R. 2, Royal Center; one brother, Otto [MacLAIN], of Tippecanoe; forty-nine grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Oliver F. Fish
Oliver F. FISH, 56, Mishawaka, native of Argos, died at 4:45 a.m. today in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend.
He was born Sept. 23, 1915, in Argos. His marriage was in 1934 to Martha YORK, who survives. He was a member of the Jordan Baptist church at Argos, the South Bend Moose lodge and Transportation club, and the Elkhart Industrial club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jack MINDER, South Bend; two grandchildren; four brothers, Gerald [FISH], of Africa; Everett and Harold [FISH], both of Lapaz; Kermit [FISH], of Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Alice HARMON, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Velma ALLBRITTON, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Hilda BOWER, Mishswaka.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Bilancia-Guisinger funeral home in South Bend. The Rev. Leland KENNEDY will officiate. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Society.

Saturday, April 29, 1972

Dora E. Whetstone
Mrs. Dora E. WHETSTONE, 82, Mentone, operator of the E-C coin laundry since 1964, was dead on arrival at the Murphy Medical center in Warsaw at 3:45 p.m. Friday. she had been ill for several months.
She was born Sept. 14, 1889 in Marshall county to Henry A. and Amanda MUNCH EAGLEBARGER and had lived all her life in the Mentone and Tippecanoe areas. She was married to Abe WHETSTONE, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church, Mothers of World War II, Rebekah lodge and Home Ec club.
Surviving are a son, Vinson GOODMAN, Mentone; a brother, Joe EAGLEBARGER, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Fern COAR, Etna Green; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Mentone United Methodist church with the Rev. L. E. TODD officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday and then at the church.

Monday, May 1, 1972

Alvin Snyder
Alvin "Pat" SNYDER, 70, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at the Americana nursing home in Elkhart at 11:05 p.m. Saturday.
Born April 29, 1902 in Jasper county, he was the son of Charles and Mary EWSEY SNYDER. He was married to Berniece WOLFF on Dec. 16, 1927 in Michigan City; she died in 1965. He was a retired roofer.
Surviving are a brother, Leo [SNYDER], Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Eva KAMARTH, Menomonie, Wis., and nieces and nephews. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Worthy D. ROWE officiating. Burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery near Kewanna. Friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening.

Verna M. Snyder
Mrs. Verna M. SNYDER, 84, R.R. 2,Argos, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday at her residence following a brief illness.
A lifetime resident of the area, she was born Nov. 5, 1887 at Plymouth, to Newton and Elizabeth ZEHNER CLEVENGER. Her marriage was May 16, 1914, ar Argos, to Henry Elsworth SNYDER. He preceded in death in 1957.
She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and the Walnut Township Home Economics club.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Marjorie SNYDER and Miss Mary Ruth SNYDER, both at home; one sister, Mrs. Ella MARSH, Plymouth; one brother, Walter CLEVENGER, also of Plymouth.
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 Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Ollie Lowden
Mrs. Ollie LOWDEN, 94, Rochester, died at 9:15 a.m. today in Rochester. Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, May 2, 1972

Ollie F. Lowden
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Ollie F. LOWDEN, 94, Rochester, who died Monday at 9:15 a.m. here. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Jan. 12, 1878, in Rossville, she was the daughter of Philip Milton and Diane SKINNER DICE. Her marriage was Feb. 2, 1898, in Rochester, to Frank M. LOWDEN. He preceded in death Sept. 22, 1957. She had spent most of her life in this area and was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are one son, Dr. Deo M. LOWDEN, Schererville; three granddaughters, Mrs. Gretta THORNTON, Palmer Lake, Colo.; Mrs. Patricia CEDERLEAF, also of Palmer Lake, Colo.; Mrs. Beverly GRAVES, Dyer; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, May 3, 1972

[no obits]

Thursday, May 4, 1972

John D. Moore
John D. MOORE, 55, 1322 Wabash avenue, died at 2:10 a.m. today at his residence. He had been ill three months.
Born May 2, 1917, in Fulton, he was the son of Harley and Ellen RIGGS MOORE. His marriage was Aug. 25, 1940, in Winamac to Elverta STOUT. She survives. He had lived most of his life in this area and was an employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Soil and Water Conservation Service. He was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist church.
Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Charlene) SHOEMAKER, Warsaw; Mrs. John (Brenda) FULLER, Toledo, O.; and Mrs. Roger (Treva) MURPHY, Plymouth; one son, G. Devon MOORE, R.R. 5, Rochester; nine grandchildren; his mother, of Winamac; one sister, Mrs. John BEIN, Winamac; five brothers, Charles [MOORE], of Peru; Arthur [MOORE], Buffalo, Louis and Ralph [MOORE], both of Lakeville, Robert [MOORE], of Walkerton. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hillcrest Baptist church. The Rev. Arthur HICKS will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until 11:30 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Ivy Memorial Cancer Research Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Leslie B. Carpenter
Leslie B. CARPENTER, 102, one of Fulton county's oldest residents, died at 9:20 a.m. today at the home of his son, Edward CARPENTER, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Eva Mow
Mrs. Eva MOW, 73, 416 West Fifth street, died unexpectedly at 2 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.
Born Dec. 29, 1898, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of John and Mary HARLAN JACKSON. Her first marriage was March 13, 1925, in Harlan, Mich., to Byron MYERS. He died in 1961. Her second marriage was July 20, 1968 in Traverse City, Mich. to C. D. MOW. He preceded in death March 11, 1972. She had resided here since 1968, moving from Traverse City, Mich. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Marion) MINGUS, Empire, Mich.; two sons, Harvey MYERS, Middleton, Wis., Lawrence MYERS, Williamson, Mich.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lena BROOKER, Kokomo, Mrs. Grace WAGNER, Harlan, Mich.; two brothers, Russell JACKSON, Frankfort, Mich., and Earl JACKSON, Pontiac, Mich.; two step-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. The body will be removed Friday to the King funeral home in Mesick, Mich., where friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the United Methodist church there. Burial will be in the Sherman-Mesick Memorial Park cemetery.

Col. William F. Centner
A biographical sketch of the late Colonel William F. CENTNER, recently received, tells a dramatic story of the 36 years he gave to his country.
It began when World War I broke out. He promptly enlisted in the Army's fledgling aviation section of the Signal Corps and retired from the United State Air Force May 31, 1953. He died April 5, 1972.
Numerous citizens of Fulton county will remember "Bill" as the husband of Anna Kathryn CENTNER. She was born at Bruce Lake, lived a few years at Kewanna, then when her parents passed away she came to Rochester to live with her aunt, Miss Mollie LEITER. She attended school here and graduated from RHS. She then entered Indiana university school of nursing at Indianapolis where she earned her diploma as a registered nurse.
It was there she met Col. Centner who was on military duty in that city. Later she served for a numer of years in Detroit, where she and the colonel were married. Following his assignment to staff duty in Washington they established their home in Arlington, Va. Mrs. Centner has a number of relatives in this area. She owns a farm northwest of Rochester and plans to visit the community this summer.
Col. Centner was born in Columbus, O., went into civil engineering and first joined the Navy on limited duty. But he had long dreamed of being a flier and he hastened to enlist as the war began. He took flight training, became an officer and a pilot, then was made a flight instructor. It was during this period of his service he liked to tell about an incicent that occurred when he was on duty at Ft. Sill, Okla.
He was returning from a routine training mission when his single engine caught fire just as he approached Camp Doniphan. Since parachutes were unknown as escape equipment in those days his only hope of staying alive was to land quickly. He headed down for the Doniphan parade ground and proceeded to approach just at the time retreat ceremonies were being held.
The troops broke ranks and scattered in all dirctions and as a result the formal ceremonies were completely distrupted. He wrecked the airplane but saved his life and injured no one.
"However," Bill rcalled, "the two-star general in command of the camp was very unsympathetic to my plight and gave me a terrible verbal lashing".
The young officer next was shipped overseas where he served in the late Gen. Billy Mitchell's expanding air corps. After the war he went to Germany with the occupation forces.
During the 1920s Col. Centner served with the newly-formed aeronautics branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce and was responsible for surveys of planned air mail routes in this country.
He became the first superintendent of the Columbus, O., airport when it was opened in 1929. He held the job for nine years and then joined the air safety board of the new Civil Aeronautics Authority as chief of the accident analysis division.
Col. Centner, who had accumulated more than 4,000 hours flying time, also served in World War II when he held staff positions in the planning branch of the Air Force in Washington, was base commander of the San Bernardino air depot, material supply representative with the 4th Air Force in San Francisco and with the troop carrier command in Indianapolis.
In 1946 he went to Korea to serve on the staff of military governor Maj. Gen. William F. Dean. There he was joined by Mrs. Centner and they resided in Seoul for two years. They were recalled to Washington shortly before the Korean War broke out.
At the capital he was assigned to staff duty with the Secretary of Defense where he was deputy director of the Office of Armed Forces Information and Education.
Col. Centner was a member of the Quiet Birdmen and was also a charter member and past national president of the Air Reserve Association of the United States.
He was a founding member of the Order of Daedalians, organized by pilots who had served in World War I, and continued to remain active in its affairs until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Kathryn [CENTNER], who now lives at 2000 South Eads Street, Arlington; twin daughters, Jean CENTNER SHOLK, of Frankfurt, Germany, and Jane CENTNER MUELLER, of Delphos, O.; two brothers and five grandchildren.

Friday, May 5, 1972

Edwin M. Barnett
Edwin M. BARNETT, 71, Granger, former Rochester resident, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial hospital in South Bend. He had been ill seven weeks.
He was born Oct. 4, 1900, in Kewanna. His marriage was to Eva LOWMAN in 1922 in Mishawaka. She survives. He was a retired employee of the Bendix corporation and a member of the First Christian Church in Mishawaka and the Bendix Foremen's club.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard E. and Wayne L. [BARNETT], both of Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Robert E. PALLOW, New Carlisle; twelve grandchildren; four brothers, Roscoe R. [BARNETT], Mishawaka; W. Dean [BARNETT], South Bend, Carl H. [BARNETT], Wheeling, Ill., and Joseph D. [BARNETT], of Culver.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka. The Rev. Raymond D. HARRIS will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the First Christian church in Mishawaka.

Leslie B. Carpenter
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Leslie B. CARPENTER, 102, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday in the home of his son. The Rev. Gary PENNINGTON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born March 13, 1870, in Marshall county, he was the son of Nicholas and Fannie CARPENTER. His marriage was March 11, 1895, to Viola L. STAYTON. She died in 1954. A retired farmer, he had resided here 25 years. He attended the First Assembly of God church in Rochester and for many years was a member of the Santa Anna United Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Trella) HARTMAN, Antioch, Cal.; Mrs. H. W. (Nellie) HUNTER, Plymouth; Mrs. Leo (Selma) COTTINGHAM, Zephyrs Hills, Fla.; three sons, Edward CARPENTER, R.R. 3, Rochester; Nicholas [CARPENTER], Zephyrs Hills, Fla.; Arthur [CARPENTER], of Bradenton, Fla.; thirty-two grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren.

Blanche C. Miller
Mrs. Blanche C. MILLER, 79, Columbia City, former Fulton county resident, died at 5:05 p.m. Thursday in the Whitley County hospital.
Born April 5, 1893, in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Jerome and Sarah KISSINGER OVERMYER. Her marriage was Aug. 1, 1914, in South Bend to Andrew E. MILLER. He died in 1920. She had spent most of her lie in Fulton county.
Surviving are two sons, Martin Talmadge MILLER, San Jose, Cal., and Robert [MILLER], of Columbia City; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Mary Louise) HENDERSON, South Bend; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Versa SMITH, Beaver Dam Lake.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Hollingsworth Memorial chapel in Columbia City. The Rev. Edward VAUGHT will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, May 6, 1972

Harold R. Floor
Funeral services for Harold R. FLOOR, 51, R.R. 2, North Manchester, who died of carbon monoxide asphyxiation at 10 a.m. Friday will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the DeLaughter mortuary in North Manchester. The Rev. Theron HANES will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 7 9'xlock tonight.
The Wabash county sheriff's office said Mr. Floor drove a pickup truck into the woods near his home, put a canvas over the bed of the truck and then laid down in the truck bed with the motor running. Dr. Richard LaSALLE of Wabash, the Wabash county coroner pronounced Mr. Floor dead at the scene of asphyxiation.
Born March 21, 1921 in Wabash county to Ralph E. and Marie IHNEN FLOOR, he had worked at the Controls company in North Manchester for 13 years and also was a farmer. He also owned Mom's restaurant in North Manchester. He was married Feb. 1, 1942 to Mary Ellen BAHNEY, who survives. He was a member of the Disko United Methodist church and the UAW local union at the Controls company.
Surviving are the parents, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; the widow; two sons, Todd [FLOOR], R.R. 2, North Manchester, and Lyle [FLOOR], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Tralane) RUCKMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. George (Burdettea) ANDREWS Jr., Virginia Beach, Va.; four brothers, Earl [FLOOR], Akron; Richard [FLOOR], Silver Lake; Ralph [FLOOR] Jr., Las Vegas, Nev., and Eugene [FLOOR], Bryan, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Herman HAINES, Noblesville, and Mrs. George RUDO, Muncie; three grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.

Monday, May 8, 1972

Earl Burgett
Earl BURGETT, 88, a resident of Wesley Manor Methodist home at Frankfort, died Saturday at 3:45 p.m. He was a former Rochester resident.
Mr. Burgett had been a Rochester resident for 25 years before moving to Wesley Manor Dec. 1, 1961. He was born in White county July 11, 1883, to Perry and Mary SCOTT BURGETT. He was married Dec. 1, 1915 to Bess H. HUFTY. He had been a teacher for 17 years and for 50 years he was with the Banker's Life insurance company of Des Moines, Ia. He was a graduate of Northwestern and Montana university and was a member of St. Mathew's United Methodist church of Frankfort, and of the Rochester Lions club. He formerly was a member of Grace United Methodist church of Rochester.
Surviving ar a son, Charles L. [BURGETT], Arlington, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Earlene PALMER, Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Natalie YOUNG, Dayton, O.; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle STEWART, Monticello; two brothers, Roy [BURGETT], of Monticello, and Orr [BURGETT], of Scobie, Mont., and five grandchildren.
Rites were at 10:30 a.m. today in the Amanda Reed chapel at Wesley Manor with the Revs. Ray MILLS and Carlyle MASON officiating. Burial was in the Riverview cemetery at Monticello. Arrangements were in charge of the Frye funeral home in Frankfort.

Joseph Kyle Thompson
Joseph Kyle "Kyle" THOMPSON, 63, former Rochester resident, died unexpectedly Friday of a heart attack at his residence in Chatsworth, Cal.
Born Feb. 3, 1909, near Richland Center, he was the son of Joseph E. and Mary OSBORNE THOMPSON. His first marriage was to Thelma SMITH of Rochester. She preceded in death. His second marriage was to Jean MOBERLY of Van Nuys, Cal. She survives. Mr. Thompson was a graduate of Rochester high school and was outstanding in sports. His adult life was spent in California where he was in the furniture business and later associated with Lockheed Aircraft.
Also surviving are a son, James [THOMPSON], Van Nuys, Cal.; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Othelia PROUTY, of Florida, and Mrs. Olive BLANKEN, of California. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Meyer and Mitchel funeral home in Van Nuys. Burial will be in the Forest Lawn cemetery.

Tuesday, May 9, 1972

Joseph Kyle Thompson
The name of Leo THOMPSON, R.R. 2, Rochester, was inadvertently omitted from the list of survivors of Joseph [Kyla] "Kyle" THOMPSON, former Rochester resident, who died Friday in Chatsworth, Cal. Mr. Thompson was a brother of the deceased.

Katie Mae Girod
Mrs. Katie Mae GIROD, 87, Tinley Park, Ill., former Fulton county resident, died Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Four Seasons Rest Home in Hazelcrest, Ill. She had been ill five months.
She was born April 20, 1885, to Abe and Ella BEMISS. Her marriage was July 4, 1908, in Michigan to Edward GIROD. He died Oct. 11, 1964. She had resided in Illinois for the past seven years moving from Richland township.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Helen) BAUMAN, Thornton, Ill.; Mrs. George (Nellie) HAWK and Mrs. Donald (Ruth) SMITH, both of Harvey, Ill., and seven grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. John K. WORTINGER 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.

Arthur Besse
Arthur BESSE, 88, Goodland, former Pulaski and Fulton county resident, died at 5 a.m. today in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dolores FOERG, Star City.
He was born Nov. 20, 1884, in St. Ann, Ill. His marriage was Feb. 1, 1910, to Catherine SILVER. She preceded in death in 1957. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus and spent many years in the 4-H adult leadership.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Leonard KOONS, Logansport; Mrs. Marion LAMB, Kewanna; Mrs. Josephine ELBERT, Goodland, and Mrs. Dolores FOERG, Star City; three sons, Charles [BESSE], of Lousville, Ky.; Leo [BESSE], of Indianapolis, and David [BESSE], of Kewanna; three sisters and two brothers. One daughter, Sister MARIAN, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the St. Peter and Paul church in Goodland. Burial will be in the Fowler cemetery. Friends may call at the Kennedy funeral home at Winamac from Noon Wednesday until Thursday morning. The body will be removed Thursday to the Crane funeral home in Goodland.

Wednesday, May 10, 1972 to Thursday, May 11, 1972

[no obits]

Friday, May 12, 1972

Drusilla Ann Whittenberger
Mrs. Drusilla Ann WHITTENBERGER, 23, Warsaw, was killed Thursday evening when her car rolled over four times just east of Columbia City on U.S. 30, police said.
Investigators said the young woman, a teacher at Wolf Lake elementary school, pulled out to pass another car and the left front wheel of her car slipped off the roadway, sending the auto out of control. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Whitley county hospital in Columbia City at 5:20 p.m.
Born March 15, 1949 in Plymouth, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Drusilla CARTER MORGAN. Her marriage was Oct. 3, 1971, at Akron to Gary WHITTENBERGER, who survives. She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Also surviving are her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd MORGAN, Akron; four sisters, Michele and Allison MORGAN, both of Akron; Mrs. David (Denise) BUSSARD, also of Akron, and Miss Adria MORGAN, of Warsaw; two brothers, James [MORGAN], of Davenport, Ia., and Lloyd [MORGAN] Jr., of Akron; the paternal grandfather, Oscar MORGAN, of Plymouth; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. CARTER, Jacksonville, Fla., and aunts and uncles.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday 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 after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Elmer O. Zentz
Elmer O. ZENTZ, 89, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 9:30 a.m. today at the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth. He had been suffering from an extended illness.
Mr. Zentz was the son of Samuel and Matilda Jane RUBY ZENTZ and was born Oct. 22, 1882, in Kosciusko county. His marriage was to Grace FORSYTHE on Nov. 11, 1904 in Marshall county. She survives.
Mr. Zentz was a retired farmer and a member of the Christian Church of Argos. He was an Argos resident since 1921 when he moved there from Tippecanoe.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Opal HANES, Argos; two sons, Arthur and Orville [ZENTZ], both of Argos; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home of Argos. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren [cemetery]. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, May 13, 1972

[no obits]

Monday, May 15, 1972

Elva Wagoner
Mrs. Elva E. WAGONER, 76, R.R. 5, Rochester, Talma neighborhood, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Canterbury Nursing home. She had been ill several months.
Born Sept. 20, 1895, in Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ludia REID SNYDER. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1915, in Rochester, to Del WAGONER. He preceded in death May 10, 1965. Mrs. Wagoner was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold D. (Dorothy) MILLER, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Leo (Florence) FLORY, South Bend; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George (Belle) HAMMOND and Mrs. Glen BRYANT, both of Rochester; two brothers, Frederick SNYDER, Huntington, and Arthur SNYDER, Marion, O.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Emma J. Flohr
Mrs. Emma J. FLOHR, 95, Servia, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the Stratford House nursing home in Wabash.
Born Dec. 7, 1876, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth SMITH YARIAN. Her marriage was March 20, 1896, to Charles FLOHR. He died in 1953. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron area and a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, Harry [FLOHR], of Boca Raton, Fla., and Vernon [FLOHR], R.R. 2, North Manchester; one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Iva) KRICHBAUM, of Servie; twenty grandchildren; sixty-three great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. G. TOMISON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of service.

Carl C. Smith
Carl C. SMITH, 65, Kewanna, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Mr. Smith was the son of Mr. Arthur V. and Elba LAMBORN SMITH and was born Sept. 2, 1906 in Kewanna. His marriage was to Mathilda PHILLIPS on Jan. 1, 1932 at Crown Point. She survives.
Mr. Smith was a retired service station owner and operator. He was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.
Surviving at home with his wife is a son, Dennis [SMITH].
Final rites will be in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James BUTLER will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

Bessie E. DeLawder
Mrs. Bessie E. DeLAWDER, 67, who had been a resident of the Masonic home in Franklin the past four years, died Saturday afternoon at the home. She was a former Macy resident.
She was born May 14, 1904, in Ironton, O. to George and Emma COLLINS PALMER. Her marriage was to Roy DeLAWDER. He died in May, 1968. She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church and the Fireman's Auxiliary of Macy.
Surviving are one son, Phil [DeLAWDER], of Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Chloe BOWMAN and Mrs. Isabell STEED, both of Ironton, O.; one brother, George PALMER, also of Ironton; four grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Goodwin funeral home in Frankfort. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today.

Oliver Geier
Oliver GEIER, 93, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at the National Nursing home in Rochester.
Mr. Geier was the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Jane RANS GEIER and was born April 25, 1879 near Grass Creek. His marriage was to Maude NICHOLS in 1903. She died in 1926. Mr. Geier was a retired carpenter.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Geneva Van DALEN, Colon, Mich.; Mrs. Francis ROBERTSON, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Maxine LONG, Grass Creek; six trandchildren. Four brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at the Harrison garden chapel of Kewanna at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Raleigh WALKER will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.

Tuesday, May 16, 1972

Ida M. Enyeart
Mrs. Ida M. ENYEART, 75, Culver, died at 10:55 a.m. Monday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill a short time.
Born June 9, 1896, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Charles and Clara ZELLERS STARKS. She was a longtime resident of the Culver area.
Surviving are one son, Robert W. ENYEART, Lebanon; one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Rivera) HANSON, Knox; a brother, Justin STARKS, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred TOMLINSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Ersa ENYEART, Kewanna; eight grandchildren; one son and two brothers preceded in death.
final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver. Pastor John W. HARPER will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Errol Franz Heinzmann
Errol Franz [HEINZMANN], 16-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bela L. HEINZMANN, Rochester, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend where he was admitted May 2.
The Heinzmann infant was born April 30 in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Gordon Lynn and Bela Lee [HEINZMANN], both at home; one sister, Donina [HEINZMANN], also at home; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Cleve (Ethel) KINDIG, R.R. 3, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald KING, of Chicago.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Pastor Arthur HICKS will officiate. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, May 17, 1972 to Thursday, May 18, 1972

Friday, May 19, 1972

Emmett S. Tranbarger
Emmett S. TRANBARGER, 75, former Rochester resident, died at 9:30 a.m. today in the Veteran's hospital in Miami, Fla. Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, May 20, 1972

Emmett S. Tranbarger
Funeral services for Emmett S. TRANBARGER, 75, who died Friday in the Veteran's hospital at Miami, Fla., after a lengthy illness, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Survivors include the wife, Gunhild SUSTROM TRANBARGER.
A complete obituary will be published Monday.

John A. Sanders
John A. SANDERS, 62, 601 East 18th street, died unexpectedly of a heart condition at 2:30 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he was admitted Thursday.
A brick mason, he had resided in the Fulton county area most of his life. He was born in Culver, Sept. 26, 1909, to Elgie and Rose ALBERT SANDERS and was married March 13, 1971 to Melva LOWE OLIVER. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and the Bricklayers Union Local 18 of South Bend.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, John E. SANDERS and Minard Leroy SANDERS, both of Rochester; eight step-children, Mrs. Gerald (Ruth) LESLIE, South Bend; Mrs. Donald (Maxine) COWLES and Debra Jean OLIVER, both of Rochester; Patricia D. OLIVER, Ball State university; Junior Rue OLIVER, Walter Edward OLIVER, Robert John OLIVER and Harry James OLIVER, all of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. William (Ellen) WAGONER, Rochester, and a foster sister, Mrs. Raymond (Marie) MILLER, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in 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 after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 22, 1972

Emmett S. Tranbarger
Emmett Stockley TRANBARGER, 75, of Rochester and Boyton Beach, Fla., who died Friday morning at the Veterans hospital in Miami, Fla., had resided most of his life in Fulton county anf for 25 years was a resident of the Mount Olive community.
Born in Noblesville Nov. 7, 1896, he was the son of Dorus W. and Estella LAMB TRANBARGER. He was married July 1, 1944 in Rochester to Gunhild SUSTROM, who survives. He was a retired supervisor for the Department of State Revenue. During World War I he was an air gunner with the U. S. Navy.
Mr. Tranbarger was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 79 of Rochester, a past president of the Manitou Shrine club and a member of the American Legion, Medinah Shrine Temple of Chicago, Eastern Star, York Rite and the Square club of Boyton Beach.
Several cousins survive with the wife. A sister, Edith ZIMMERMAN COOPER, preceded in death.
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 Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, where Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 o'clock tonight.

Virgil P. Harper
Virgil P. HARPER, 72, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Jan 15, 1900, in Kingston Springs, Tenn., he was the son of William and Ella HARPER. His marriage was June 23, 1940, to Dorothy RAILSBACK, who survives. A retired farmer and employee of the Studebaker corporation in South Bend, he moved to Argos from Chicago in 1934. He was a member of the Argos Methodist church.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Julia FRISBIE, of Chicago, and Mrs. Esther JONES of Salina, Kans.; nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Hallie B. Cowen
Mrs. Hallie B. COWEN, 80, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 3 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth following a five-day illness.
Born March 24, 1892, in Hibbard, she was the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth COLEMAN LOWRY. Her marriage was in 1910 to Frank COWEN, who survives. A lifetime resident of the Hibbard-Rutland and Poplar Grove communities, she was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Also surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Harold (Edith) STALEY, Plymouth; Mrs. Loren (Irene) HISSONG, Mrs. Walter (Ruth) GORDON, Mrs. Carroll (Lida) THOMPSON, Mrs. Den (Marjorie) JOHNSON, Mrs. Rex (Betty) CASTLEMAN, all of Argos; Mrs. Samuel (Florence) BAKER, Shipshewanna; one son, Eldon COWEN, of Argos; twenty-two grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Poplar Grove United Methodist church. The Revs. W. Ray KUHN and Mark DAY will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the coronary care unit of the Parkview hospital in Plymouth.

Tuesday, May 23, 1972

Frank Wagner
Frank WAGNER, 87, Leiters Ford, died at 3:15 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been a patient six days and ill one month.
Born Dec. 6, 1884, in Ohio, he was the son of Henry and Lavina WAGNER WAGNER. His marriage was in November, 1915, to Blanche RANK. A retired farmer, he had resided his lifetime in the Culver, Monterey and Leiters Ford communities.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Earl (Gladys) REINHOLD, R.R. 1, Culver; Mrs. Vernon (Mabel) RICHTER, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Pearl) MILLER, Casey, Ill.; Mrs. James (Evelyn) WILLIAMS, Lakeland, Fla.; Mrs. Donald (Darlene) Van ZUILEN, Sturgis, Mich.; one son, Frank F. [WAGNER], R.R. 1, Culver; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, John [WAGNER], of Culver, and Jacob [WAGNER], of Logansport. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Philip LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Zions cemetery near Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 24, 1972

Carl P. Newcomer
Carl P. NEWCOMER, 49, 627 West Sixth street, died unexpectedly at 4:30 a.m. today of a heart attack at his residence.
He was manager of the meat department at Alford's Market in Argos and had been the salesman for Knapp shoes in this area for many years.
Born July 10, 1922, in Rochester, he was the son of Leroy and Dessie F. DURR NEWCOMER. His marriage was June 6, 1945, in Rochester to Betty BUSSERT, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of this community and a member of the Church of Christ here.
Also surviving are one son, Phillip [NEWCOMER], of Terre Haute; a brother, Harold NEWCOMER, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Velma) BUTT, Rochester; Mrs. Harold (Carol Jean) WATSON, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Mary Jane THOMPSON, of Akron. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Gary McDONALD 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.

Opal Waechter
Mrs. Opal WAECHTER, 86, former Akron resident, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Alfran nursing home in Warsaw. She had been ill three years.
Born July 31, 1885, in Roann, she was the daughter of James and Laura POTTER SHOWALTER. Her marriage was Feb. 11, 1904, in Rochester, to Cornelius "Nick" WAECHTER. He died in 1942. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron area and a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ben (Theoma) BARNETT, Akron; Mrs. Raymond (Elizabeth) MILLER, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. Raymond (Jane) LANTZ, Fort Wayne; Mrs. A. L. (Laura) MINELLI, Elkhart; three sons, Walter [WAECHTER], of Akron; Telford [WAECHTER], North Manchester, and Max [WAECHTER], Elkhart; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren. Four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. E. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 25, 1972

Ora G. Tucker
Ora G. TUCKER, 89, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, where he was a patient one week.
He was born March 30, 1883 in Kosciusko county to Albert and Catherine McNEAL TUCKER and had resided all his life in the Mentone area. He was married Oct.30, 1900 to Nora SARBER, who died March 30, 1963. He was a farmer.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph [TUCKER], Akron, and Albert [TUCKER], Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Max (Winifred) SMITH, Mentone, and Miss Lilly TUCKER, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Kenneth LEININGER officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Lou Sweet
Mary Lou "Mayme" SWEET, 94, former Rochester resident, died Wednesday in Long Beach, Cal.
Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, May 26, 1972

Mary Lou Sweet
Mrs. Mary Lou "Mayme" SWEET, 94, Long Beach, Cal., former Rochester resident, died Wednesday in Long Beach.
Born April 20, 1878, in Rochester, she was the daughter of William and Clara MONTGOMERY. Her marriage was to Walter W. SWEET. He preceded in death in June, 1951.
Surviving are several cousins. The late Barr and Lavoy MONTGOMERY were nephews of Mrs. Sweet.
Graveside rites will be conducted in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. There will be no visitation hours. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Carl P. Newcomer
Mrs. Ted (Letha) MERLEY, Macy, a sister of Carl P. NEWCOMER, Rochester resident who died Wednesday of a heart attack at his residence, was inadvertantly omitted from the list of survivors in the account of the death in The Sentinel Wednesday evening.

Emmett S. Tranbarger
Out-of-town persons attending the funeral Tuesday of Emmett S. TRANBARGER who died Friday in Florida were Mrs. Carl PETERSON, Northboook, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Evar SUSTROM, Miss Noroa Jean SUSTROM, Richard NOVATNI and Mrs. Harry OLSON, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil BALL, Palos Park, Ill.; Mrs. Fred HOLM, Boynton Beach,Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne STORMS and daughters, Kathy and Carrie Del, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred FRY, all of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Henry WROBLEWSKY, Hobart; Mrs. Frank WHITE, Bunker Hill; The Rev. and Mrs. H. Gordon HYDE, Burnettsville; Mr. and Mrs. Carl ZIMMER, Warsaw. Also Mr. and Mrs. Chester ZARTMAN, LeRay HOEHNE, Mrs. Cal STAHL and Mrs. Esther JOHNSON, all of Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. LeRay TRANBARGER, Mr. and Mrs. Alton WRIGHT and Mrs. Verla McQUITTY, all of Anderson.

Aurelia M. Gill
Mrs. Aurelia M. GILL, 83, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Indiana Medical Center at Indianapolis. She had been ill five years.
Born March 17, 1889, near Bloomington, Ill., she was the daughter of Thomas and Anastasia O'BRIEN McGOWAN. Her marriage was Sept. 20, 1917, in Peoria, Ill., to John V. [GILL], who survives. She had resided in Macy 30 years, moving from Chicago. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Also surviving are one brother, James McGOWAN, Peoria, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret DOX and Mrs. Loretta MALONEY, both of Peoria, and Mrs. Anastasia KELLEY, of Bloomington, Ill.
Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, May 27, 1972

Aurelia M. Gill
Funeral services for Mrs. Aurelia M. GILL, 83, R.R. 1, Macy, who died at 4 p.m. Thursday in the I.U. Medical Center at Indianapolis, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic church. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home, rather than at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home as previously reported. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, May 29, 1972

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, May 30, 1972

Shirley Mae Overmyer
Shirley Mae [OVERMYER], 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J. OVERMYER, Argos, was killed at 7:30 a.m. Monday on U.S. 31 about 13 miles north of Peru. Police said the car, driven by the victim's father, overturned rounding a curve. The child suffered a broken neck and skull fractures, police said.
She would have been in the seventh grade at the Argos school this fall.
Born Oct. 7, 1959, in Plymouth, she was the daughter of Wilbur J. and Ethel COOPER OVERMYER.
Surviving with her parents are two sisters, Mrs. Tony (Judy) CAMPBELL, Hazard, Ky., and Mrs. Bryant (Diane) NIEB, of Europe; two brothers, Mike [OVERMYER], of Nappanee, and Ralph [OVERMYER], of Argos; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth COOPER, Argos; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Benjamin OVERMYER, of Niles, Mich., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Mary A. Chapin
Mrs. Mary Alice CHAPIN, 83, former Rochester resident, died Sunday at 4 p.m. at South Bend Memorial hospital after a three-month illness.
Born April 21, 1889, near Macy, she was the daughter of George and Evangeline GLASSFORD and had moved to South Bend from Rochester in 1964. Her marriage was March 10, 1915, in Miami county, to Charles CHAPIN, who died in 1962.
Mrs. Chapin was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church at Denver.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mildred BATTEN, South Bend; one granddaughter, Jean BATTEN, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Edna TOMLINSON, Missoula, Mont., and one brother, John GLASSFORD, Macy.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Forest HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery near Denver. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jesse B. Teel
Jesse Benjamin TEEL, 88, died Sunday at 1:35 p.m. in Wabash county hospital at Wabash after a serious illness of three weeks' duration. He resided with a sister, Mrs. Mary GRINDLE, Roann.
Born Feb. 16, 1884, in Cass county, he was the som of James Robert and Sarah Ann KINZIE TEEL and formerly resided at Logansport and Fulton.
His first marriage was to Hazel KIME in April, 1910. She died in 1929. His second marriage was in Logansport Dec. 31, 1949, to Gladys BERRY, who died July 21, 1969. Mr. Teel was a retired hotel clerk and employee of the Pennsylvania railroad.
He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and the Logansport Eagles lodge.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Mary) GRINDLE, Roann, and Mrs. Mabel HENDERSON, Ridgefield, Wash.; one step-son, Benile BERRY, Rochester; two step-grandchildren, Mrs. Richard (Jane Ann) BURNS, R.R. 1, Rochestr, and Mrs. Ralph (Judy) OUSLEY, Fulton. Preceding in death were one step-son, Gerald BERRY, three sisters and three brothers.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at 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 after 5 p.m. today.

Edna S. Smith
Mrs. Edna S. SMITH, 81, 217 East Ninth street, died Saturday at 10:30 p.m. at the Canterbury nursing home after an illness of five months.
Born Jan. 18, 1891, in Barton county, Mo., she was the daughter of Edward and Eva MANSFIELD CLEMENTS and had spent most of her life in this community.
Her marriage was Feb. 11, 1919, at Winamac, to Rolland R. SMITH, who survives. Mrs. Smith was a member of the former Prairie Grove E.U.B. church, World War I Barracks, past president of American Legion Auxiliary and member of the Woodlawn hospital auxiliary.
Also surviving are one son, Robert M. SMITH, Rochester; five grandchildren, Robert M. SMITH Jr., Scott Thomas SMITH, Barndon K. SMITH, Glendon SMITH and Holly SMITH, all of this city; three brothers, Clarence CLEMENTS, Fort Wayne; Edwin CLEMENTS, Logansport, and Lloyd CLEMENTS, Phoenix, Ariz. Preceding in death were three sisters and one son.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles W. Walters
Charles W. WALTERS, 89, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Sunday at 8:15 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Jan. 19, 1883, in Fulton county, he was the son of Joseph and Catherine SLIFE WALTERS and had spent most of his life in this county. His marriage was in March, 1904, at Rochester to Media HOLLOWAY, who died in 1968.
A retired farmer, Mr. Walters was a member of the former Sand Hill United Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edith OVERMYER, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. James (Bernice) CUMMINS and Mrs. Anna DeMARCO, both of this city; two sons, Ernest WALTERS, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Elmer WALTERS, New Haven, Ind.; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Anne) KERR, Bradenton, Fla. Preceding in death were one son and two grandchildren.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John WORTINGER officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Memorials other than flowers are to be made to the cancer fund.

Bessie Butts
Mrs. Bessie BUTTS, 79, former resident of 1011 Madison street, died unexpectedly Sunday at 11 a.m. at the residence of her son in Elkville, Ill. Born Aug. 11, 1892, at Nunda, S.D., she was the daughter of Nels and Gretrude GUNDERSON HELGERSON. Her marriage was Dec. 27, 1916, at Sioux Falls, S.D., to Thomas Ray BUTTS. He died Dec. 21, 1965. She was a member of the Rochester Christian church and the McKinley club.
Surviving are two sons, Bliss [BUTTS], of South Bend, and Keith [BUTTS], Elkville, Ill.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Zora Eaton
Mrs. Zora EATON, 84, Akron, died at 8:35 p.m. Sunday in the Canterbury nursing home. She had been ill four years and a patient in the home during that time.
Born June 15, 1887, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Amos and Christina LYNN SUMME. Her marriage was Nov. 2, 1908, in Warsaw, to Harry EATON. He died in 1945. She was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Kosciusko counties.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lee (Betty) GREAHART, Akron; three sons, Jerry [EATON], Warsaw, Stewart and Billie [EATON], both of Akron; eight grandchildren. One son and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Charles ZUNKEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Carl C. Fisher
Carl C. FISHER, 79, Mexico, died at 10 p.m. Sunday in the Dukes hospital in Peru. He had been ill three months.
Born Aug. 13, 1892, in Mexico, he was the son of The Rev. Peter and Alice STOWMAN FISHER. His marriage was in 1915 to Marie DONALDSON, who survives. A retired auctioneer he had resided in Miami county 50 years. He was, at the time of his death, a Miami County Councilman and a trustee and the treasurer of the Green Lawn cemetery association in Mexico. He was a member of the First Brethren church at Mexico.
Also surviving are two sons, Don FISHER, R.R. 3, Paru, and Clinton FISHER, R.R. 5, Peru; one daughter, Mrs. Glen (Eileen) KNAUFF, Rochester; one brother, Omer FISHER, Denver; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru. The Rev. W. E. THOMAS will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Lawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 1-5 and 7-10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31, 1972

Kenneth Allen Haynes Jr.
Kenneth Allen HAYNES Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth HAYNES, R.R. 2, Bourbon, was pronounced dead at birth in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday.
Surviving with his parents are one half-brother, Ross HAYNES, at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Corrine MECHLING, Bourbon; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy HAYNES, Plymouth; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARDESTY, Argos, and Mrs. Rose AULT, Argos; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Daisy HAYNES, Plymouth.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Culver Masonic cemetery. The Rev. Lloyd HOWARD will officiate. The services are under the direction of the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Shirley Overmyer
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Shirley May OVERMYER, 12-year-old Argos girl, who was killed Monday in an auto crash 13 miles north of Peru.
The Rev. Merlin L. BELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Paul Berkebile
Paul BERKEBILE, brother of Dr. Dale BERKEBILE, Rochester, died Monday at his residence in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Born Jan. 19, 1914, he was the son of D. G. and Effie KINTNER BERKEBILE. His marriage was to Roberta HARTSAUGH, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Gary [BERKEBILE], and a daughter, Carol Ruth [BERKEBILE].
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Vanderboop chapel in Grand Rapids.

Lefa D. Wright
Miss Lefa D. WRIGHT, 86, 1025 Madison street, died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Born May 4, 1886, in Tiosa, she was the daughter of William and Amanda SWINEHEART WRIGHT. A graduate nurse she had worked in Veterans hospitals in California and Chicago until her retirement in 1948. She had resided here the past 22 years.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mazie SEE, Stockton, Cal.; Mrs. Ruth COPPEDGE and Miss Rena WRIGHT, both of Rochester; three nieces and three nephews. Three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 1, 1972

Sarah Tracy
Mrs. Sarah TRACY, 74, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at the Murphy Medical center in Warsaw at 4:30 a.m. today.
She was born Sept. 9, 1897, in Akron, to Frank and Lydia SAYGERS THOMPSON. She was married in 1916 to Dallas TRACY, who survivdes. She was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Lavina) NELSON, R.R. 5, Warsaw; a son, Robert [TRACY], South Bend; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Mary COX, of Kansas; a brother, Clarence THOMPSON, Akron; three half-sisters, Mrs. Mildred FLEEGLE, of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Susanna ABBOTT, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Mable CLICK, Denver, Indiana, and a half-brother, Charles THOMPSON, of California.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Beaver Dam United Methodist church with the Rev. Peter HANSTRA officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church for one hour before services.

John Vargo
A head-on collision on U.S. 31 four miles south of Rochester at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday claimed the life of a Michigan man and placed two others in the hospital with multiple injuries.
The sheriff's office reported that John VARGO, 52, Grand Haven, Mich., died instantly of a ruptured aorta when his car collided with one driven by John T. JANZARUK, 29, Kalamazoo, Mich. Janzaruk was admitted to Woodlawn hospital with three broken ribs and later transferred to Elkhart Memorial hospital.
Janzaruk's parents live in Elkhart and the car he was driving bore an Indiana license plate, leading officers to believe at first that the driver was from Goshen.
Robert H. BRADY, 50, also of Grand Haven, was listed in good condition at Woodlawn hospital today. Brady was a passenber in the Vargo auto and sustained a broken left ankle and multiple abrasions and contusions. The sheriff's office said that Brady was asleep on the back seat at the time of the accident.
The sheriff's office said that the Janzaruk car was southbound on U.S. 31 and the Vargo auto northbound. Janzaruk pulled into the northbound lane and fell in behind another car that was passing a semi-rig. The lead auto pulled back into the southbound lane when the driver saw the Vargo auto approaching over the crest of a hill.
Janzaruk swerved to his left and went off the east side of the road. Vargo upon seeing the Janzaruk car, swerved to his right and the two cars collided head-on on the east berm, the sheriff's office said.
There was $2,000 damage to the Janzaruk car and $1,800 loss to the Vargo auto.
Vargo was the seventh person to die this year in a traffic accident in Fulton county, but was the first road victim since Jan. 24. The county recorded six traffic deaths in the first month of the year, four of them in one crash, then went until the last day of May before experiencing its next fatality.

Friday, June 2, 1972

Ralph W. Emerson
Ralph W. EMERSON, 86, formerly of R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 7 a.m. today in the St. Joseph hospital in Logansport. Mr. Emerson had been residing with his daughter in Grass Creek.
Born Dec. 21, 1885, in Boswell, he was the son of John and Sarah SANDERSON EMERSON. His marriage was March 20, 1912, to Ivy Mae SNYDER. She died in January, 1969. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Baptist church and the I.O.O.F. at Kewanna.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Olive THOMAS, Grass Creek; one son, Eldon [EMERSON], Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Kathryn MILLER, Rochester; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
One son and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday where the I.O.O.F. will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 3, 1972

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Monday, June 5, 1972

Robert Clay Ewen
Final rites were conducted at 10:30 a.m. last Monday in the Dawalt chapel in Salem for Robert Clay EWEN, eight-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert EWEN, R.R. 2, Salem, who died May 27 at his residence. Burial was in the Beech Grove cemetery.
Robert Clay was the grandson of Mrs. Marjorie WAGONER, Rochester city clerk-treasurer. His mother was the former Bonnie J. WAGONER.
Surviving with his parents and grandmother are a sister, Teresa [EWEN], and a brother Todd [EWEN], both at home; the paternal grandparents, Lonnie EWEN, Stewart, Tenn., and Martha EWEN, Rochester; the maternal grandfather, Dale WAGONER, Rochester, the paternal great-grandmother, Minnie MITCHELL, and the maternal great-grandfather, Ransford PETERSON, both of Rochester.

Tuesday, June 6, 1972

Hilda Mersch
Mrs. Hilda MERSCH, 79, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
She was born Nov. 29, 1892, in Bavaria to Mr. and Mrs. SAUTER. Her marriage was in 1912 in Osmond, Neb., to John Peter MERSCH. He died in 1953. She was a retired practical nurse and a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna.
Surviving are three sons, Joe [MERSCH], R.R. 2, Royal Center; Larry [MERSCH], R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Jerome [MERSCH], R.R. 4, Rochester; five daughters, Mrs. Cecilia WHITTAKER, Fresno, Cal.; Mrs. Gertrude Von SEGGERN, Lemoore, Cal.; Mrs. Katherine BONGE, Fremont, Neb.; Mrs. Elnora GUNTER, LaHabra, Cal.; Mrs. Josephine SPIERING, Whittier, Cal.; thirty-four grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Peters cemetery in Winamac. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Vernon Noyes
Vernon NOYES, 78, 1007 Elm street, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been a patient since April 26.
Born March 23, 1894, in Midland, O., he was the son of William and Mary NOYES. His marriage was June 23, 1926, in Rochester to Arzona HAMLET. She preceded in death in March, 1970. He had resided in this area since 1904 and was a a bus driver for the Rochester Community school system from 1939 to 1960. He also was engaged in farming.
There are no survivors. Two sisters preceded in death. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The American Legion Post 36 will be in charge of graveside rites.

Verna Lee Wildermuth
Mrs. Verna Lee WILDERMUTH, 80, 1115 Wabash street, died at 4:30 a.m. today in the Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had been a patient six days.
Born Nov. 7, 1891, in Sebree county, Ky., she was the daughter of David and Sarah BRYANT TEAGUE. Her marriage was Oct. 28, 1943, in Rochester, to Floyd F. WILDERMUTH, who survives. She had resided the majority of her life in this area and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Geraldine WALTERS, South Bend, one grandson and a great-granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle GIBSON, Brumright, Okla.; three brothers, Oscar and Arthur TEAGUE, of Hickory Ridge, Ark.; and Charles [TEAGUE], of Tulsa, Okla. One granddaughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 7, 1972

Rea H. Ward
Rea H. WARD, 76, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
Born April 10, 1896, in Tippecanoe township, he was the son of Morgan and Victoria Ellen FELL WARD. His marriage was Dec. 30, 1916, in Fort Wayne to Zoa DAVIS, who survives. He was, for 25 years, the field representative for the ACS program in Marshall county and the State of Indiana. He was the former chairman and director of the Marshall County REMC and a member of the Mentone United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, Rea D. WARD, Placerville, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Margaret) DODSON, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Paul (Lois) FRITZ, Spring Arbor, Mich.; one brother, Coy [WARD], of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Mark (Vesta) REDINGER, Argos; Mrs. Dewey (Martha) KESLER, South Bend; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Lester D. See
Lester Dean SEE, 45, Crawfordsville, Macy native, died unexpectedly Monday in downtown Crawfordsville of a heart attack.
Born Oct. 2, 1926, in Macy, he was the son of Rudolph and Minnie FENTERS SEE. His marriage was in Peru to Eva BOONE WILLIAMS, who survives. He was a construction engineer and had been employed in Mobile, Ala., for the past two years.
Also surviving are three sons, Richard Dean [SEE], with the U.S. Army in California, Thomas Michael [SEE], with the Marines in California, and David [SEE], at home; one daughter, Amber Lynn [SEE], at home; one sister, Mrs. Charles RUNKLE, Macy.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Burkhart funeral home in Crawfordsville. Burial will be at Crawfordsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Ruth M. Leavell
Miss Ruth M. LEAVELL, 69, Fulton, died at 2 a.m. today in the Canterbury Manor home.
Born April 25, 1903, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Edwin and Effie GRAVES LEAVELL. A lifetime resident of the Fulton area, she was a retired employee of the Gossard Garment company of Logansport. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.
Surviving are a nephew, Lee MILLER, R.R. 4, Peru; two nieces, Mrs. Louis ALSPACH, R.R. 1, Denver, and Mrs. Luella TEEL, Tampa, Fla.; a step-brother, Lester CUNNINGHAM of Bremen.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Stephan SCHRADER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 8, 1972

Hubert J. Chrisman
Hubert J. CHRISMAN, 61, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.
Born Nov. 15, 1910, at Pittsburgh, Kans., he was the son of Forrest and Martha CLEMENTS CHRISMAN. He had resided in the Tippecanoe area 3 1/2 years, moving from Tayer, Ind. His marriage was in 1937 in Missouri to Margaret SMITH, who survives. He was a construction pipe fitter by trade.
Also surviving are five sons, Robert [CHRISMAN], Country Club Hills, Ill., Gerald [CHRISMAN], Lincoln, Neb.; Carl [CHRISMAN], Leesburg; Forrest [CHRISMAN], U.S. Army in Germany, and Hubert [CHRISMAN] Jr. at home; two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Margaret) DOLAN, Ft. Knox, Ky., and Edna [CHRISMAN], at home; one brother, Bud [CHRISMAN], Topeka, Kans.; two sisters, Mrs. Richard SHERWOOD and Mrs. John WHEELER, Pittsburgh, Kans.; five grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the King memorial home in Mentone. A Christian Science Reader of Plymouth will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Frank A. Noftsger
Frank A. NOFTSGER, 61, Peru, died at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill one year.
Born April 22,1911, in Fulton county, he was the son of Benny and Ida Mae NOFTSGER. His second marriage was in 1957 to Vivian MATTOX, who survives. He had resided in Peru 15 years, moving from Rochester. He was a carpenter and a member of the Eagles, VFW and American Legion lodges in Peru. He was a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are three sons, Andrew C. [NOFTSGER], Bunker Hill; Jack and Bennie [NOFTSGER], both of Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Wayne RAULERSON, Peru; Mrs. David WOODWARD, also of Peru; one step-son, David MATTIX, North Cape May, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Jeannette GOHN, Rochester, and Mrs. Annabelle DALTON, South Bend; twenty-six grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru. The Rev. Robert MARLETT will officiate. Burial will be in the Springdale cemetery at Bunker Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Friday.

Rev. Lloyd W. Overmyer
The Rev. Lloyd W. OVERMYER, 74, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born Sept. 4, 1897, in Aubbeenaubbee township, he was the son of Schuyler C. and Lydia OWEN OVERMYER. His marriage was Oct. 20, 1917, at St. Jo, Mich., to Nora WOODCOX, who survives. He was pastor of the Lake Cicott United Methodist church. He was a member of the Kewanna Masonic Lodge No. 546 and a member of the North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist church.
Also surviving are five sons, The Rev. C. Sam OVERMYER, Bremen; Devon Lloyd [OVERMYER], of R.R. 1, Kewanna, the Rev. Kenneth Wayne OVERMYER, Warsaw; Larry OVERMYER, of Ligonier; Don D. [OVERMYER], of Rochester; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. One sister, two brothers and three daughters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the United Methodist church in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Lake Bruce. The Revs. Merrill GIEBILE and James BUTLER will officiate. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to services. The Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 9, 1972

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Saturday, June 10, 1972

Richard Kestle
Mrs. Fredrick LONG, 1316 Madison street, reports that the body of her cousin, Richard KESTLE, Columbus, Ga., formerly of Winamac, was discovered Friday following a week-long extensive search. Kestle was a participant of the Transpo 72 show in Washington and left there last Saurday by private plane to return home. The plane wreckage was found about 40 miles north of his Georgia home but no details as to cause of the crash were available.
Other relatives surviving in this area are: Mrs. Sylvia COLE, Akron, and aunt; Mrs. Charles EASTERDAY, Akron, a cousin, and Francis COLE, Logansport, a cousin.

Monday, June 12, 1972

Edna L. Bain
Mrs. Edna L. BAIN, 82, former Rochester resident, died Saturday in Crestview Manor nursing home in Indianapolis.
Born in Morris, Ind., she had resided in Indianapolis 40 years. She lived in Rochester from 1935 to 1955. She was a member of the St. Peters United Church of Christ, the Rochester Order of Eastern Star, Trans-Jordan Travel Study club, Homemaker's club of Fulton county and the Women's Circle of the church.
Surviving are a brother, George G. ESCHENBRENNER and a nephew, George E. ESCHENBRENNER, both of Indianapolis.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Flanner and Buchanan Broadripple Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery in Indianapolis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 13, 1972

Frank Swafford
Frank SWAFFORD, 86, Kewanna, died at 7:40 a.m. today at his residence.
Born June 3, 1886, in Howard county, he was the son of Clayton and Martha STONE SWAFFORD. His marriage was June 7, 1930, in Winamac to Daisy FRAZIER. She survives. He was a retired highway employee and a plumber.
Final rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Wednesday, June 14, 1972

Frank Swafford
Final rites for Frank SWAFFORD, 86, Kewanna, who died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday at his home, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call after 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Surviving with the wife, Daisy [SWAFFORD], are two sons, Edgar [SWAFFORD], at home, and Harold [SWAFFORD], Colorado Springs, Colo.; two stepsons, Howard [SWAFFORD], Kewanna, and Lemuel [SWAFFORD], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley WOODARD, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Polly CLAUSEN, Modesto, Cal.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mary BRITTON, Knox, and Mrs. Edith DUNCAN, Indianapolis; thirty-three grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Three daughters, a son, a brother and three sisters preceded in death.

Bernadine M. Utter
Mrs. [Bernadine] M. UTTER, 60, Athens, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Utter was born Oct. 29, 1911 in DeKalb county and was the daughter of Clyde and Netty WILHELM WILSEY. Her marriage was to Dean UTTER in 1938. He survives.
She has resided in Athens for the past 31 years and is a member of the Athens church.
Surviving are three sons, Stanley and Devon [UTTER], both of Rochester, and Monte [UTTER] of Athens; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Diana) GARRISON, Tippecanoe; six grandchildren, and one brother, Robert [WILSEY], Elkhart. Both parents and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home of Akron. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate and burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Rosemary Olmstead
Mrs. Rosemary WORRELL OLMSTEAD, 56, Brownsburg, sister of former Rochester resident Mrs. Frank CARROLL, died Saturday at her home of a heart attack.
Mrs. Olmstead had resided with Mr. and Mrs. CARROLL in Rochester for some years and was a graduate of Rochester high school. The Carrolls now live in Frankfort.
Two sons and a daughter also survive.
Services were this morning at the Jones and Matthew funeral home in Brownsburg.

Thursday, June 15, 1972

Frances D. Burroughs
A young Cass county mother of two was killed instantly Wednesday morning when the pickup truck she was driving overturned on Ind. 17, five miles north of Logansport.
Mrs. Frances D. BURROUGHS, 25, R.R. 1, Lucerne, accompanied by her four-year-old son, Steven [BURROUGHS], and three-year-old daughter, Sandy [BURROUGHS], was driving north on Ind. 17 when the accident occurred according to state officers. Officers said the vehicle's right rear tire blew out, causing the truck to go off the west side of the road. The truck then veered to the east and overturned twice, throwing Mrs.Burroughs out. She suffered multiple injuries and a broken neck. The two children, who remained in the truck were not injured.

Dr. Roy C. Dygert
Dr. Roy C. DYGERT, 83, Argos, died at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday in the Marshall county hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 23, 1888, at Elkhart, he was the son of Silas and Grace CORPE DYGERT. His first marriage was in 1911 to Hannah FRIEND. She died in 1918. His second marriage was Dec. 21, 1921, to Lesta KAMP, who survives. He was a chiropractor for 50 years and had resided in the Argos community during this time. He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, a former member of the Argos Town Board.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret ROMIG and Mrs. Nick KRING, both of Argos; one sister, Mrs. Hazel DeFERBRACHE, Mishawaka; seven grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren. One son, a daughter, three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Argos Congregational Christian church. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends will be received in the family residence at 201 South Maple avenue, Argos, after 1 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Argos Congregational Christian church building fund. The Grossman funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Bright [SEE HELEN MAE WRIGHT, next page]
Mrs. Helen M. BRIGHT, 56, Shelbyville, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. She had been seriously ill for the past month, having suffered for the last three months. Mrs. Bright was the daughter of Wesley O. and Cecelie G. FREEMAN MEEK and was born Oct. 1, 1915, at Terre Haute. Her marriage was to Ralph BRIGHT on Oct. 2, 1934. He survives.
Mrs. Bright was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Shelbyville. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Cecelie Gracie MEEK, Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Patricia) BALAY, Mooresville, Mrs. Grace RAGSDALE, Shelbyville, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) BRIM, Deckard, Tenn., and Carolyn Sue BRIGHT, Shelbyville; three sons, Ralph W. [BRIGHT], Richmond, John W. and William [BRIGHT], both of Shelbyville; a brother, the Rev. Emmett MEEK, Boonesville, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) ENYART and Mrs. A. J. (Olga) COOK, both of Rochester and thirteen grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death. Final rites will be conducted at the First Church of Nazarene in Shelbyville at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Kenneth T. JEWELL will officiate and burial will be in the South Mound cemetery in Newcastle. Friends may call at the Carmony funeral home in Shelbyville after 10 a.m. Friday until 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Friends may then call at the church until time of the service.

Bernadine M. Utter
An obituary in Wednesday's paper reported the name of the deceased as being Verna Dine M. Utter. The correct name is Bernadine M. UTTER.

Friday, June 16, 1972

Helen Mae Wright [SEE HELEN M. BRIGHT previous page]
Indianapolis Star "Indiana Deaths"
Services for Mrs. Helen Mae WRIGHT, 56, Shelbyville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Church of the Nazarene at Shelbyville. Burial will be in South Mound Cemetery at New Castle. She died Wednesday in the Indiana University Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Ralph WRIGHT, and her mother, Mrs. Cecilie MEEK of Rochester. Friends may call at the Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville.

Rudolph Henning
Rudolph HENNING, 71, South Bend, brother of Mrs. Orley WINGER of Rochester, died of a heart attack at his home Wednesday. His wife, who died in 1958, was the former Helen BUTLER, of Rochester. A son, Charles [HENNING], Mishawaka, and two Rochester [sic], died of a heart attack Winger. [sic] Final rites and burial will be in South Bend Saturday.

Rudolph F. Goldt
Rudolph F. GOLDT, 82, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 4:30 a.m. today in the Kingston nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
He was born June 9, 1890, in Germany. His marriage was May 22, 1919, in Germany to Ida MYERS, who survives. A retired farmer, he had lived in the Tippecanoe area 42 years, moving from South Bend.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Russel (Kahte) ANTONIDES, Etna Green; one son, Gearhart [GOLDT], Plymouth; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ida WEILAND, Tippecanoe.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Marvin LOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 17, 1972

[no obits]

Monday, June 19, 1972

Fred H. Mueller
Final rites were conducted Tuesday in Indianapolis for Fred H. MUELLER, former Lake Manitou resident who died June 11 in Indianapolis. Mr. Mueller had resided 43 years at the north shore residence which is now occupied by the Alden MIRANDA family. Last May 18, Mayor Richard LUGAR proclaimed that day "Fred Mueller Day" in honor of his contributions to that city.

Tuesday, June 20, 1972

William Reid
William REID, who guarded the U.S. frontier in Ohio against Indian raids during the War of 1812, finally was recognized for his services by the placement of a government military service marker on his gravesite at the Citizens cemetery here.
The long-delayed recognition is the result of the efforts of Reid's descendants, who certified his military record through the National Archives in Washington. They include great-great-grandchildren, Mrs. Edna CAREY, Dr. Dow HAIMBAUGH and Ernest BONINE, all of Rochester; Dr. Franklin WRIGHT, Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Merrill WALTZ, Fulton, and a great-great-great-grandson, Richard BAIR, Rochester.
A native of Virginia born in 1790, Reid's grandfather settled on that frontier in 1745. About 1812 Reid and his two brothers moved to Preble county, Ohio, where newly-opened frontier settlements were welcoming settlers.
Upon the outbreak of the war with Great Britain in 1812, Reid was among 63 Preble county settlers who served as privates in a militia company organized to guard against Indian raids. The company was stationed at Fort Nesbitt, a temporary border fortress in Preble county.
Reid, after his marriage in 1814, to Sarah McCLUNG, moved to the newly-organized Fulton county in 1836. They bought government land west of the city. His wife died in 1851; the couple was buried beside one another at the Citizens cemetery.

Edward V. Hagan
Edward V. HAGAN, 91, former resident of R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Monday in the Miller nursing home. He had been ill 15 years.
Born Aug. 25, 1880, in Fulton county, he was the son of John and Rosie GOSS HAGAN. His marriage was Dec. 24, 1902, in Fulton county, to Nellie M. REESE. She died Nov. 10, 1959. A retired farmer he had resided here all his life. He was over a 50-year member of the I.O.O.F. lodge No. 47 in Rochester.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Virl (Bernice) FORE, Noblesville; one son, Donald [HAGAN], Tustin, Cal.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Otis HAGAN, R.R. 2, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Dan (Effie) KLINE, Elkhart; Mrs. E. L. (Ruth) TOMKINS, Indianapolis; Miss Pearl HAGAN, Detroit; one sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home. The I.O.O.F. lodge No. 47 will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. today.

Wednesday, June 21, 1972

[no obits]

Thursday, June 22, 1972

Dorothy M. Morgan
Mrs. Dorothy M. MORGAN, 54, Mentone, died at 4:15 a.m. today at her residence.
She was born Aug. 8, 1917, in Lansing, Mich. and had resided in the Mentone area since 1971. Her marriage was in 1937 at Lansing to The Rev. Robert MORGAN, who survives. Mrs. Morgan and her husband were missionaries in the West Indies from 1953 to 1956.
Surviving with her husband are her father, Russell HERSHISER, Lansing, Mich.; two brothers, Paul [HERSHISER], of Lansing, and Russell [HERSHISER] Jr., Manson, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Doris HILL, Lansing, Mich.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Revs. Carl ROUINTREE and Edward IRVINE will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 23, 1972

Edgar C. Shaw
Edgar C. "Tone" SHAW, 77, Culver, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where he was rushed following a heart seizure at his home.
He was born March 12, 1895, in Kewanna to Steven and Lizzie GIBBONS SHAW and had lived in Culver since the age of six months. He retired as manager of the Q.M. Store at Culver Military Academy in 1960. He had been employed there since 1914. He was a member of the Culver Grace United Church of Christ, the Henry H. Culver Lodge No. 617, F&AM, and the Culver Lions club. He was married March 3, 1917 in Plymouth to Zetta ROBINSON, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, James G. SHAW, a first class petty officer in the U.S. Air Force at Oak harbor, Wash.; a brother, Harold SHAW, Riverside, Cal., and four grandchildren. A son and a daughter preceded in death, as did six brothers and sisters.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Culver Grace United Church of Christ with the Rev. Earl W. SHARP officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday. Masonic memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the Culver Grace United Church of Christ will be accepted by the family.

Don Huffman
Don HUFFMAN, 16, R.R. 3, Chesterton, formerly of Akron, died at his home at 11:30 p.m. Thursday of a heart condition. He had had the heart condition most of his life.
He was born Aug. 1, 1955 in Rochester to Max W. and Phyllis SUMMERS HUFFMAN. The father died in 1969. The family moved to Chesteerton last week. He was a former Akron high school student and would have been a junior at Chesterton next term. He was student manaer of the Akron high school basketball team for three years and was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren.
Surviving with the mother are the step-father, Paul STEELE, Chesterton; a sister, Bonnie HUFFMAN, at home; three brothers, Tom and Ron HUFFMAN, both of Akron, and Max HUFFMAN Jr., at home; the paternal grandfather, Grover HUFFMAN, Akron; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie SUMMERS, Wabash, and the step-grandmother, Mrs. Ethylen STEELE, Chesterton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. F. BALDWIN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Hugh Miller
Hugh MILLER, 77, For Meade, Fla., formerly of 1201 Jefferson street, died this morning at Fort Meade. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Mabel McGinnis
Mrs. Mabel McGINNS, 49, Peru, formerly Mrs. Sylvan RUDE of Rochester, died at 6:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home at Peru, after which the body will be removed to Newton, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 24, 1972

Hugh J. Miller
Hugh J. MILLER, 77, Fort Meade, Fla., formerly of 1201 Jefferson street, died Friday morning in the Oldersgate nursing home at Kissimee, Fla., where he and his wife had resided the last two months. Mr. Miller had been in failing health for a number of years.
Born Jan. 4, 1895 in Hamlet, he was the son of Benjamin and Nettie HARRISON MILLER. He had resided in Florida for the last year; prior to that Mr. and Mrs. Miller had spent the winters in Florida and the summers at their Rochester home.
He was married Sept. 6, 1916 in Minnesota to Gertie MORK, who survives. He and his brother, the late Otto MILLER, had owned and operated the Miller Brothers Auto Parts company here for some 40 years. Hugh Miller retired in 1960. He was a member of F&AM 79 of Rochester, RAM 90 of Rochester, Scottish Rite of South Bend and the Mizpah Shrine Temple of Fort Wayne.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne LEY, Orlando, Fla.; a son, Lawrence [MILLER], Columbus, O.; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday. Masonic Lodge 79 will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Mabel McGinnis
Mrs. Mabel McGINNIS, 49, Peru, who died at 6:20 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of nine months, had been a resident of Rochester some years before moving to Peru.
Born Jan. 25, 1923 in Jasper county, Ill., to Mr. and Mrs. William GALLOWAY, she was a member of the Rebekah lodge of Rochester and the Christian church in Jasper county, Ill. Her first husband, Sylvan RUDE, died in 1961. She was married June 5, 1966 to Verle McGINNIS, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Glen [RUDE], of Chicago, and Jim [RUDE], of Warsaw; two step-sons, J. D. McGINNIS, Tucson,Ariz., and Jan McGINNIS, Peru; thirteen grandchildren; two sisters and a brother of Illinois.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home at Peru with Dr. H. P. GAINES officiating. The body will be removed to the Marshall funeral home in Newton, Ill., for services at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the South Muddy cemetery at Ingerham, Ill. Friends may call at the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Monday, June 26, 1972

Dr. Carl B. Lindemuth
Dr. Carl B. LINDEMUTH, 75, R.R. 3, Pretty Lake, near Plymouth, died at 4 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Dr. Lindemuth, the son of George and Mina BOLTON LINDEMUTH, was born Aug. 3, 1896 in Allen county near Fort Wayne. His marriage was to Mabel ROHRER METZGER in Indianapolis Nov. 15, 1954. She is the only survivor.
Dr. Lindemuth had resided in Plymouth 12 years, moving there from Fort Wayne. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1919 and practiced in Fort Wayne from 1919-58 before failing health forced his retirement. In Fort Wayne he was a member of the Bayless Masonic Lodge, (50-year member), Scottish Rite Valley, director of the Royal Order of Jesters and the Mizpah Shrine Temple. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Plymouth.
Final rites will be at the D. O. McComb and Sons funeral home, 1140 Lake avenue, Fort Wayne at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. C. Corydon RANDALL will officiate and burial will be in the Lindenwood cemetery in Fort Wayne. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and at the McComb and Sons funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Masonic memorial services will be at the McComb and Sons funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Dessa A. Fultz
Dessa A. FULTZ, 88, R.R. 2 (Lake Manitou), Rochester, died at 7:3- p.m. Saturday of a heart seizure following the wedding of a great-great-nephew in Akron.
Mrs. Fultz was born Sept. 18, 1883, in Henry township to Jacob and Wilhemina SAYGER. On Aug. 22, 1920, she married Francis Marion FULTZ at Mentone. Mr. Fultz died in 1954. She was a retired school teacher and former princiapl at Akron high school. Other schools she had served were Gilead, Walton, Talma and Linden, Ind. She was a 50-year member of the Akron Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Victoria Reading Circle.
Survivors are two step-sons, Otto B. FULTZ, North Webster, and Harry E. FULTZ, Corunna, Ind.; eighteen step-grandchildren; fifty-one great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A son Herbert R. FULTZ, died in 1966.
Funeral rites will be conducted by the Rev. Laurence SMITH at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

E. Fern Norris
E. Fern NORRIS, 83, a former employee of Wile's department store, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted to the intensive care unit last Monday. She resided at the Manitou Manor apartments on East Ninth street.
Born Jan. 16, 1889 in Rochester to Anton and Belle ALEXANDER THALMANN, she was a lifetime resident of this city. She was married April 21, 1908, to Harry P. NORRIS, who died June 12, 1945.
Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Richard (Suzanne) SHEPLER, Luxembourg Ville, Luxembourg; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur (Blanche) WILE, Indiana Methodist Home, Franklin. A daughter, Elizabeth LANDGRAVE, died in 1936 and a brother, Harry THALMANN, died in 1943.
Graveside rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home today and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 27, 1972

Rose C. Jackson
Mrs. Rose C. JACKSON, 95, Kewanna, died at the Miller nursing home at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Born Dec. 3, 1876 in Wayne township, she was the daughter of A. D. and Eliza SOMMERS HIZER. She was married to Clem HICKLE in 1896; he died in January, 1952. She was married to Henry JACKSON, who preceded in death. She was a member of the United Methodist church at Kewanna.
Surviving are a son, Elmer HICKLE, Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Elsie ANWILER, Monticello; a brother, Joe HIZER, Rochester; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A son, a sister and four brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. James BUTLER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 28, 1972 to Thursday, June 29, 1972

[no obits]

Friday, June 30, 1972

Mabel Wilson
Mabel WILSON, 90, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 1:10 a.m. today at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru.
She was the daughter of William and Jeamima KEENER NEICEWOSGER and was born July 22, 1882. Her marriage was to Cary E. WILSON Dec. 31, 1901. He died Dec. 9, 1965.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are three sons, Don [WILSON], Peru; Ellis [WILSON], Macy, and Richard [WILSON], Greenfield; one daughter, Mrs. Lynn ENINGER, Clinton, Ia.; eleven grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Country Chapel of the McCain funeral home in Peru. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, July 1, 1972

Kimberly Elaine Schnitz
Kimberly Elaine SCHNITZ, 17 months old, daughter of Kenneth and Christina "Kay" CARTWRIGHT SCHNITZ, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 1:35 p.m. Thursday in the Walston Home for Children in Cicero, Ind. She had been there since last June 9.
She was born Jan. 24, 1971 in Plymouth.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, David Lee SCHNITZ, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess CARTWRIGHT, Zephyr Hills, Fla., and the maternal great-grandfather, Nicholas CARPENTER, also of Zephyr Hills.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Wayne SCOTT officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Herbert Morrill
Herbert MORRILL, 84, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 12:50 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 6, 1887 in Boston, Mass., to William and Julie MORRILL and had lived in the Argos area 75 years, moving there from Rochester. He was married Oct. 10, 1914 to Essie LEFFERT in Argos. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Gabriel and Arthur [MORRILL], both of Argos; Harold [MORRILL], Greenville, Tenn., and Carl [MORRILL], Logansport; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Ruth FORD, and a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Jacob WAECHTER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, July 3, 1972

Frank L. Filbey
Frank L. FILBEY, 71, R.R. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), who performed as "Lover Boy, the Clown," died at 3:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after becoming ill suddenly Sunday.
A retired interior decorator, Mr. Filbey was special deputy sheriff for Fulton and was a member of the Fulton County Civil Defense, the Fulton County Fraternal Order of Police and the Nyona Lake Fish and Game club. He was born Aug. 6, 1900 in Eden Valley, Minn., to Hiram and Lelia LOSEE FILBEY and had resided at Nyona Lake for 17 years after moving there from Logansport. He was married in Logansport in 1925 to Helen B. SHEPHERD, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Frank [FILBEY] Jr., Rochester; Robert [FILBEY], at home; Douglas [FILBEY] and Donald [FILBEY], both of Logansport, five grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Glen (Loyda) SPRADLING, Logansport.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Howard TYNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

John J. Vigus
John J. VIGUS, 57, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 4 a.m. today at his residence.
Mr. Vigus was the son of C. W. and Ceclia HAZEL VIGUS and was born Oct. 1, 1914, at Logansport. His marriage was to Doris BRYANT in 1942 at Johnsboro, La. She survives. Mr. Vigus was a former barber in Kewanna and a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church.
Surviving are one son, John R. [VIGUS], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Jacquelyn TURNER and Mrs. James WILSON, both of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude DeWEESE, Logansport, and one grandchild. A brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. Father Richard SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Tuesday night.

Herman Grobman
Herman GROBMAN, 73, Winamac, died at noon Saturday in Venice, Fla.
Mr. Grobman was the son of Abe and Anna HORLICK GROBMAN and was born Sept. 16, 1899. His marriage was to Gussie BUCINSKI, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Irving [GROBMAN], Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Audra GIULIETTI, Oceanside,Cal., and Mrs. Delores COEN, Cicero, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Cela ZAMOST, Chicago, Ill.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Ann's Catholic church of Kewanna. Father Richard SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the St. Peter cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna.

Tuesday, July 4, 1972

[no paper - holiday]

Wednesday, July 5, 1972

Carl L. Royer
Carl Lee ROYER, 85, former Akron resident, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Marion veterans hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital 40 years.
Born April 3, 1887, in Fulton county, he was the son of Samuel and Mary MILLER ROYER. A farmer, he was a member of the Church of God and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. William OVERLY, Peru, and a brother, Orville ROYER, Big Springs, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Akron cemetery. The Rev. Wilbert SULLIVAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The Grandstaff funeral home in Roann is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, July 6, 1972

Mary A. Kasamis
A two-car crash at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Division Road and County Road 500 West, two miles west of Wabash, killed Mrs. Mary A. KASAMIS, 36, Wabash. Mrs. Kasamis was the wife of Ed KASAMIS, former assistant principal and coach at Rochester high school.
Kasamis and the two Kasamis children, Christina Dawn [KASAMIS], 10, and Douglas Louis [KASAMIS], 8, were injured.
Police said Mrs. Kasamis died of a depressed skull fracture and crushed chest.
Douglas Louis received a broken left thigh and lacerations on the forehead and neck. He was reported in fair condition in Wabash county hospital today. Kasamis and his daughter, Christina Dawn, were treated at the hospital for multiple lacerations and released.
The driver of the other car, Mrs. Leonard STOUT, 24, Wabash, received a fractured nose and multiple lacerations. She was treated and released.
Police said Kasamis was driving north on County Road 500 West, slowed for a yield sign and then pulled into the intersection into the path of the Stout vehicle.
The Wabash county sheriff's department said it was the third fatality at the intersection in the past two years.
Officers said that a large spruce tree at the corner of the intersection apparently blocked the view of Kasamis.
The accident site is about half a mile north of the area in Wabash to which the Kasamis family recently moved after Kasamis was named principal of Northfield high school. Kasamis was at Rochester high school from 1961-62 through 1966-67 and was principal at Winamac high school from 1967-68 through last school term.
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Kasamis are pending at the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman funeral home in Elkhart.

Milo B. Smith
Word has been received here of the death of Milo B. SMITH, 96, former Rochester resident who died June 29 at Dixon, Wyo. Mr. Smith resided in Rochester until 1919 and operated a planing mill here for many years.
His first marriage was to Maude ADAMS of Rochester. She preceded in death. His second marriage was to Ielda BABCOCK CALLOWAY, who survives. Three children also survive.

Friday, July 7, 1972

Mary A. Kasamis
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman funeral home in Elkhart for Mrs. Mary A. KASAMIS, 36, R.R. 2, Wabash, who died Wednesday from injuries suffered in an auto crash Wednesday evening. The Rev. William KAEPPEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Kasamis was born April 7, 1936, in Elkhart, to George H. and Elsie WELDY SMITH. Her marriage was Dec. 21, 1957, in Elkhart to Edward G. KASAMIS, who survives. She had rsided in Wabash one week, moving from Winamac. She had been a schoolteacher in the West Central school at Francesville. She was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran church at Winamac, the National Education association, ISTA and WCTA, Audio Visual Directors association and the American Library association.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Michael and Douglas [KASAMIS], both at home; a daughter, Christina [KASAMIS], also at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George SMITH, of Shavehear Lake, Mich.; three brothers, Max and Jerry SMITH, of Elkhart; Philip [SMITH], of Edwardsburg, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. John (Judith) BROUWER, of Elkhart.

Robert R. Reed
Robert R. REED, 73, Mishawaka, died at noon Wednesday in the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka. He had been ill four years.
Born Oct. 5, 1898, in Rochester, he was the son of Howard and Unice TRIMBLE REED. A retired Richland township farmer, he had resided in Mishawaka two years, moving from Rochester.
Surviving are one son, Dr. Robert REED, Mishawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Walter McINTYRE, South Bend; one brother, Dr. Joseph REED, Long Beach, Cal., and eight grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Richland Center United Methodist church. The Rev. John WORTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the Warner funeral home in osceola after 7 p.m. today.

Dallas C. Martin
Dallas C. MARTIN, 76, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 7 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born May 9, 1896, near Argos, he was the son of Milton and Olive REED MARTIN. His marriage was Aug. 31, 1915, in Argos to Esther M. DEAMER, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Margaret) BOLINGER, Atwood, and Miss Edith MARTIN, at home; one son, Gerald [MARTIN], R.R. 5, Plymouth; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Clifford [MARTIN], of Sidney, Mont. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Roger THORNTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after p.m. Saturday.

Hazel Rogers
Mrs. Harley (Hazel) ROGERS, 80, R.R. 1, Akron, a resident of the National nursing home since November of 1971, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill for the past three years and had been a patient at the hospital for the last month.
Mrs. Rogers, the daughter of George and Martha PERSONETT WHITTENBERGER, was born Feb. 26, 1892 in Akron. Her marriage was to Harley ROGERS on Sept. 18, 1913 at Rochester. He survives. Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, Omega club, Akron Eastern Star and the WSCS.
Surviving are a son, Earl [ROGERS], Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren, and a cousin.
Final rites will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Revs. John MOORE and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 8, 1972

Blanche Wile
Mrs. Blanche WILE, 89, a lifetime resident of Rochester and widow of the former proprietor of Rochester's oldest retail establishment, M. Wile and Sons, died unexpectedly at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the United Methodist Home at Franklin.
A resident at the home since April 22, Mrs. Wile had attended the funeral services for her sister, Mrs. Fern NORRIS, in Rochester 13 days ago. Mrs. Norris died June 24.
Mrs. Wile was born in Rochester March 23, 1883 to Anton and Belle ALEXANDER THALMANN.
Formerly very active in the old Rochester country club, Mrs. Wile was married Jan. 25, 1920 in Chicago to Arthur E. WILE. Mr. Wile was a son of Meyer WILE, who founded the Wile department store here in the 1800s. It became M. Wile and Sons when Arthur and his brother, Ike [WILE], joined the firm. Arthur Wile owned and operated the store after the death of his father and brother, selling it in 1946 to Fred and Mack SENGER of Peru. Arthur Wile died Dec. 8, 1967.
Surviving are two grandsons, Ward A. McCARTY, Franklin, and John M. McCARTY, Hoffman Estates, Ill., and six great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a daughter, Mrs. Murray (Henriyetta) McCARTY, in 1968; a brother, Harry THALMANN, in 1943, and the sister, Mrs. Norris.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and burial will be in the family plot in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
[NOTE: Blanche THALMANN married Adelman WARD, April 14, 1902; and Blanche H. WARD married Arthur E. WILE, Jan. 25, 1920 -- Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriage, 1836-1983.]

Grace F. Collins
Grace F. COLLINS, 76, 1016 Franklin avenue, died at 4:05 p.m. Friday at her home after being in failing health for three months.
She was born July 8, 1895 in Rockton, Ill., to Edward and Mary MULLINS WHITE. She had lived here since 1943, moving here from Illinois. She was married Jan. 14, 1914 in Oakland, Ill., to Roscoe M. COLLINS, who died July 6, 1969.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Buryl (Eva) REESE, Mrs. Howard (Edna) HOLLOWAY and Mrs. Richard (Alberta) SMITH, all of Rochester; Mrs. Leota PARKS, Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. Gary (Mildred) EMIGH, Culver; three sons, Carl and Melvin [COLLINS], both of Rochester, and Merle [COLLINS], Braceville, Ill.; eighteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ida KESTER, Ludlow, Mass., and two brothers, Robert WHITE, Rochester, and Tipton WHITE, Christman, Ill. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.

Monday, July 10, 1972

Estell B. Corwin
Estell B. CORWIN, 67, R.R. 3, Myers Lake, Plymouth, died at 1:35 a.m. Sunday at Northern New Mexico General hospital in Raton, N.M. He was at a campgrounds in New Mexico when he suffered a heart attack at 9 a.m. Saturday and was taken to the hospital.
Born June 18, 1905 in Ohio, he was the son of William and Edna BETTS CORWIN. He moved to Plymouth 25 years ago from Glen Ellyn, Ill. He was married May 1, 1931 in Greenup, Ky., to Gertrude S. HOERTEL, who died Oct. 5, 1967. He was a retired postal transportation clerk for the Pennsylvania railroad and a member of the Plymouth First United Methodist church, member and past master of the Argos Masonic lodge, member and past worthy patron of Eastern Star No. 26 of Plymouth, member of the Plymouth Knights Templar where he received the York Cross of Honor, member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of South Bend, and of th White Shrine of Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Donna Lee) TETER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Charles D. (Patricia) ALBRIGHT, Argos; four grandchildren, and one brother, James CORWIN, Hellow Spring, O.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Argos Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 11, 1972

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 12, 1972

John J. McKee
John J. McKEE, 43, 517 East Ninth street, died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday in the Veteran's Administration hospital at Marion. He had been in failing health for two years.
He was born May 29, 1929 in Leiters Ford to John and Ethel RAMSEY McKEE, both of whom preceded in death. He was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Marshall counties. He was married June 18, 1948 in Lakeville to Maxine E. ENGEL, who survives. He was employed by Torin Manufacturing company until 1970, when ill health caused his retirement. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Rochestr American Legion post.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Sheryl, Tambra and Sandra [McKEE], all at home; four sons, Pfc John R. McKEE, with the U.S. Army at Fort Eustis, Va., and Ronald, Terry and Walter [McKEE], all at home; a sister, Mrs. Lester (Erma) ALDERFER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and five brothers, Robert, Albert and Lester [McKEE], all of Culver; Lawrence [McKEE], Argos, and Ralph [McKEE], Westville. Three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald LAMBERT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday. American Legion military rites will be conducted at the graveside.

Clarence Craig
Clarence CRAIG, 88, former Talma resident, died at 12:01 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, July 13, 1972

Clarence Craig
Final rites will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Clarence CRAIG, 88, who died at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday in the Miller nursing home. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Craig was born March 30, 1884. His marriage was to Angeline WOLF who preceded in death.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Desse GREATHOUSE, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary McCARTER, Peru, and nieces and nephews.

Friday, July 14, 1972

Richard H. Maynard
Richard H. MAYNARD, 37, 420 West Eighth street, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital shortly after admittance. Death was attributed to a heart attack suffered at his residence.
Born April 15, 1935, in Chicago, he was the son of Herbyn and Ebra MAYNARD. His marriage was June 26, 1965, in Culver, to Karen L. McDONALD, who survives. He was a maintenance machenic with the Sealed Power corporation and had resided here six years, moving from Culver. He attended the Trinity United Methodist church and was a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges. He had served in the U. S. Air Force.
Also surviving are a son, James Richard [MAYNARD]; his parents, and one sister, Mrs. Don (Helen) VANCE, of Chicago.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Fayne Flenner
Fayne FLENNER, 80, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Dukes hospital in Peru. He had been a patient two weeks and ill two years.
Born Aug. 6, 1891, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Franklin and Sylvia HOLMES FLENNER. His marriage was March 16, 1918, in Peru, to Edna BERGER, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a lifetime resident of the Macy area. He was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church and the Miami County Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are three sons, Estel [FLENNER], of West Point; Donald [FLENNER], R.R. 2, Macy, and Galen [FLENNER], at home; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Marie ZARTMAN, of Fulton. Three sisters are deceased.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in 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. Saturday.

Phillip Alan Welborn
Phillip Alan WELBORN, 13, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday at his home, R.R. 1, Mentone, following a serious illness of two weeks with cystic fibrosis. He would have been in the eighth grade at Talma junior high school, where he was a high honor student. He was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church.
He was born April 2, 1959 in Rochester to Everett and Joan HONEGGER WELBORN and lived all his life in the Mentone area.
Other survivors are two brothers, Ernest and Gary [WELBORN], both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ernest (Inez) HONEGGER, Plymouth, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Virgil (Hazel) WELBORN, Bourbon.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the First Baptist church at Mentone with the Revs. Norman McVEY and Irwin OLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight until noon Sunday at the King memorial home in Mentone and then at the church.

Saturday, July 15, 1972

Welcome D. Gibbons
Mrs. Susie CARTER, Rochester, received word today that her brother, Welcome D. GIBBONS, 76, Baltimore, Mc., died this morning in Baltimore. Services will be in Baltimore.

Monday, July 17, 1972

Lawrence R. Sims Sr.
David E. Sims,
Mary Sims and
Lawrence Sims Jr.
"I heard a real loud noise, like a semi sputtering. Then there was a big boom and I looked out the kitchen window and saw one big ball of fire going from one side of the road to the other."
Mrs. Eva HICKLE of Kewanna gave this description of Saturday's private airplane crash on a farm north of Kewanna where she was baby-sitting. Four Cincinnati persons were killed in the disaster, which occurred shortly before 10 o'clock.
It was the worst air tragedy in Fulton county hisory. On May 8, 1960, three persons died when a Piper Tri-Pacer plane nosedived into a farm pasture [ten] miles east of Rochester.
Killed Saturday were Lawrence R. SIMS Sr., 44, his son, David E. SIMS, 21; David's wife, Mary [SIMS], 19, and another of the elder Sims' sons, Lawrence SIMS Jr., 16.
Federal Aviation Administration officials joined Indiana state police in the investigation of the accident, for which no cause has been determined yet.
The plane crashed and exploded into flames in a field on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. James LOWRY about three-quarters of a mile north of Kewanna. Also known as the Nellie NICKER farm, it is on the east side of Ind. 17.
Mrs. Hickle is the mother of Mrs. Lowry and was baby-sitting in the home with her granddaughter, Susan [LOWRY], while the Lowrys were on vaacation.
Mrs. Hickle told The Sentinel she was walking toward the kitchen, which is on the north side of the house, when she heard the sputtering sound. After hearing the "big boom," she looked out the kitchen window and saw the ball of fire moving west.
After crashing about 70 feet east of the road, the plane skidded across the Lowry field, across Ind. 17 and into a field on the west side of the highway owned by James HUBENY, the Fulton county sheriff's office said.
One wing was ripped off when it hit a telephone pole. The rest of the plane came to a stop about 70 feet west of the road.
Raymond KRUGER, who lives in a mobile home just north of the Kewanna school building and can see the Lowry farm from his north window, told The Sentinel that he heard a noise "like an engine that was laboring" and looked outside. He said he saw the plane spiraling downward and then lost sight of it on the other side of the Lowry barn.
"I heard an explosion and saw a big flash, then smoke," Kruger said.
Another person who saw the plane is Mrs. Beverly BARNETT, who lives at the Kenmar trailer court at the north edge of Kewanna. She said she was stepping out of her mobile home when she heard the plane. She looked up and saw the craft spinning down just above the tree tops and heard the explosion when it hit the ground.
Robert KYUOTH of Rochester, Fulton county deputy coroner, said Lawrence SIms, Sr., the pilot, suffered a crushed chest, skull fracture and broken arms and legs. David Sims suffered a broken neck and leg fractures. His wife suffered a broken neck, right arm and right leg. Lawrence Sims Jr., suffered a broken neck, fractured skull and fractures of the right arm and leg.
All four bodies remained inside the single-engine Piper Comanche, Kuyoth said.
State police said the plane left Luken airport in Cincinnati early Saturday morning enroute to Plymouth. They said Lawrence Sims had notified the control tower at Weir Cook airport in Indianapolis shortly after 9 a.m. that the plane was going to South Bend.
Neither the Fulton county airport nor any others along the plant's route received any distress calls, police were informed.
The sheriff's office stood guard at the wreckage until early Sunday morning awaiting the arrival of FAA officials from Chicago and South Bend.

Elizabeth K. Miller
Elizabeth Kathryn "Kate" MILLER, 84, formerly of R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 8: 15 a.m. Sunday in the Miller's nursing home. She had been a patient there for 10 years.
She was born Sept. 21, 1887, in Benton County to John W. and Sarah SANDERSON EMERSON. She was a lifetime resident of the Grass Creek area. She was married in March, 1908, in Grass Creek, to Peter Oliver MILLER, who preceded in death. She was a member of the former Victor Chapel church and the Wayne Home Economics club.
Surviving are six nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Francis (Olive) THOMAS, Grass Creek. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Howard TYNER officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Earl Arter
Earl ARTER, Akron druggist, died unexpectedly at 9 a.m. today at his drug store in Akron.
Final arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Tuesday, July 18, 1972

Earl Arter
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for Earl ARTER, 78, Akron druggist who was the town's oldest businessman. Mr. Arter died of a coronary attack at 9 a.m. Monday in his store at the junction of Ind. 14 and Ind. 19 in Akron.
The Revs Claude FAWNS and John MOORE will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. The Akron Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 9 o'clock tonight. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and tonight.
Mr. Arter had operated a drug store in Akron since 1914.
He was born in Akron Aug. 13, 1893, to John and Annie SMITH ARTER. His marriage was in 1914 to Lena GERRARD, who survives. Mr. Arter was a 56-year member of the Akron Masonic lodge, a 50-year member of the Indiana Pharmaceutical association and belonged to the Akron Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Retail Druggists.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Stephen [ARTER], Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; a foster son, Wayne MORRIS, Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs. John (Ethel) EADS, Atwood, and Mrs. Charles (Marie) JUDD, Elkhart, and a brother, Ralph [ARTER], Indianapolis. A brother, Harvey [ARTER], preceded in death.

Wednesday, July 19, 1972

Herman A. Reichert
Final rites were conducted today in Michigan City for Herman A. REICHERT, 48, Michigan City, who died Sunday in Sough Bend. Burial was in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Michigan City. Mr. Reichert was married in Rochester in 1956 to the former Barbara JARRETTE, who survives. Also surviving are one son, a daughter and one sister.

Thursday, July 20, 1972

Eva M. Berryman
Mrs. Eva May BERRYMAN, 74, 417 West Second street, died at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday in the Woodlawn hospital.
Born Nov. 5, 1897, in McLeansboro, Ill., she was the daughter of Roscoe and Luella THOMPSON. Her first marriage was in 1914 to Ben POPEJOY. He died in 1928. Her second marriage was in 1935 to Bert BERRYMAN. He preceded in death in 1970.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry ROTH, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Richard BECKER, South Bend; one son, Philip POPEJOY, Kenosha, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie KEMPER, East St. Louis, Ill., and Mrs. Della ALDRIDGE, Caseyville, Ill.; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. One daughter, one sister and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Otis STONE will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Francis Taylor
Francis "Frank" TAYLOR, 96, Logansport, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in Logansport.
Born Feb. 28, 1876, in Alma, Ind., he had resided his entire life in the Rochester and Logansport area. He was a commercial fisherman. His marriage was in Rochester to Gertrude KNIGHT, who preceded in death.
Surviving are two grandsons, Jesse F. LITTLE, Indianapolis, and Claude LITTLE, Minneapolis, Minn.; eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald LAMBERT will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, July 21, 1972

Orrin Silburn
[Orrin] SILBURN, 84, Kewanna, died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at his residence.
Born May 18, 1888, in Rolls, Ill., he was the son of Samuel and Maria STAFFORD. His marriage was Aug. 2, 1931, at Kewanna to Myrtle HARDING, who survives. He was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church and a retired farmer. He was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are two brothers, Glenn [SILBURN], of Earlville, Ill., and Merritt [SILBURN], of Harvey, Ill., and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Otis STONE will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 22, 1972

Orrin Silburn
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna for Orrin SILBURN, 84, Kewanna, who died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at his home. He was incorrectly identified as Orris Silburn in Friday's issue.

DeVona D. Sprister
Mrs. DeVona D. SPRISTER, 55, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:30 a.m. today at her home. She had been ill for some time.
She was born Feb. 20, 1917 in Sturgis, Mich., to Otis and Maude McCLOUD and had resided in the Camp Shohola area for 18 years. She was married in Ontagana, Mich., to Henry F. SPRISTER, who survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Waunita) PENN and Mrs. Glen (Beatrice) HARKER, both of Sturgis, and the mother, also of Sturgis.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Pearl S. Williams
Mrs. Pearl S. WILLIAMS, 80, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 3:15 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor.
She was born July 3, 1892 in Grass Creek.
Surviving are the husband, Arthur [WILLIAMS]; a daughter, Mrs. Jean WATSON, Miami Springs, Fla., and a son, Wallace [WILLIAMS], of Denver, Colo.
Rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Monday, July 24, 1972

Pearl S. Williams
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grass Creek United Methodist church for Mrs. Pearl WILLIAMS, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died Saturday in the Canterbury nursing home. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. The Rev. Raleigh WALKER will officiate. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna and at the church one hour prior to services.
Among survivors not previously listed are one sister, Laura SEDAN, Grass Creek; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers are deceeased.

Tuesday, July 25, 1972

Marjorie R. Kendall
Mrs. Marjorie R. KENDALL, 62, Lakeville, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had been in failing health seven years. Death was attributed to a heart condition.
Born Aug. 21, 1909, at Plymouth, she was the daughter of Lawson and Nettie IRWIN LELAND. She had resided in Lakeville 1 1/2 years, moving from South Bend and Niles, Mich. She was a member of the Assembly of God church and the Muscular dystrophy club of South Bend.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Norma KENFIELD, New Carlisle, and Mrs. Amos (Margaret) PETERSON, Lakeville; four sons, David KENDALL, Berrien Springs, Mich.; George and Lawson R. KENDALL, both of South Bend, and Herman R. [KENDALL], of Lakeville; thirteen grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Marietta KOSLOSS, Venice, Cal.; Mrs. Orville (Louise) VOREIS, Argos; Mrs. Ray (Daralys) KLINE, Culver; Mrs. John (Delores) YAKIMICKI, Clovertown; two brothers, Lester and Lloyd LELAND, both of R.R. 4, Plymouth.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ralph M. HOLDEMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Mary Jane Yates
Mrs. Mary Jane "Mollie" YATES, 81, Plymouth, was found dead at her residence at 1 p.m. Monday. Death was thought to have occurred on Saturday.
Born Feb. 9, 1891, near Plymouth, she was the daughter of Joel and Catherine ALDERFER NIFONG. Her marriage was Oct. 26, 1928, at Plymouth, to Walter J. YATES. He died in 1964. She was a member of the Santa Anna United Methodist church and had resided in the Plymouth ara all of her life with the exception of 25 years spent in the Santa Anna community.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Dollie DRAKE and one brother, Merl NIFONG, both of Plymouth; one step-daughter, Mrs. Edward (Annabelle) THOMSON, Berwyn, Ill., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. William A. NANGLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, July 26, 1972

Bertha May Guy
Mrs. Bertha May GUY, 88, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at 3:45 a.m. today at her residence.
Born June 29, 1884, near Burket, she was the daughter of William and Martha SKINNER KUHN. Her marriage was Nov. 29, 1908, in Warsaw to Marion GUY. He survives. She had been a lifetime resident of the Warsaw community.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lavina STICKLER, Mrs. Elsie SHOEMAKER and Mrs. Roxie JONES, all of Warsaw.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Edward IRVIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, July 27, 1972

[no obits]

Friday, July 28, 1972

Ernest D. O'Daffer
Ernest D. O'DAFFER, 79, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 5:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient four days.
Born Nov. 20, 1892, in Union township, he was the son of Jacob and Arvilla JACKSON O'DAFFER. His marriage was June 7, 1947, in Indianapolis, to Pearl M. WHITESIDE. She died in March, 1959. He was a retired carpenter and had lived the majority of his life in this area. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Nancy) EVERS, R.R. 4, Rochester; one step-son, Clarence HENSEL, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle HOWELL, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Maude BORTEN, South Bend; twenty-one step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, July 29, 1972

Dorothy D. Eley
Mrs. Dorothy D. ELEY, 82, Argos, died at 7 a.m. today at the Marshall County Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been suffering from failing health for several years.
Mrs. Eley was the daughter of Jesse and Alice THORNBURG MIDDLETON and was born Aug. 23, 1889 at Mentone. Her marriage was to Charles ELEY at Argos in 1955. He died Jan. 1, 1959.
Mrs. Eley moved to Argos from Chicago 25 years ago.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Philo (Dorothy) PLANK, Chicago one step-daughter, Mrs. Myron (Genevieve) BURNETT, Littleton, Col.; one sister, Mrs. Nellie KELLEY, Argos; two brothers, Dr. William MIDDLETON, Argos, and Gerald MIDDLETON, Denver, Col.; two grandchildren; one great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 3 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Robert HENSEN will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Samuel Kocher
Kewanna News
Mr. and Mrs. John KOCHER were in Bellaire, O., for the funeral of his uncle, Samuel KOCHER. They also toured Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Orrin Silburn
Out of town relatives who were here Sunday for the funeral of Orrin S. SILBURN were: Mr. and Mrs. Chet MACREDIE, Studio City, Cal.; Mrs. William MOTE, Grand Canyon, Ariz.; Mr. and Mrs. Merritt SILBURN, Harvey, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Glen SILBURN and Mrs. Mae SILBURN, Earlville, Ill.; Miss Maria SILBURN, Mrs. Carol SCOTT and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis HOUDER and daughter, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. O. C. ADAMS and family, Blue Island, Ill.; Mrs. Minnie GRUBE and son, Oglesby, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Colburn HARDIN, Knightstown, Mr. and Mrs. Bob MARQUIS, Greenfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Junior GONZALEZ and family, Kokomo.

Monday, July 31, 1972

Joseph O. Ault
Joseph O. AULT, 80, 312 West Third street, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial hospital in Logansport. He had been ill one week.
Born March 8, 1892, in Rochester, he was the son of Joseph and Johanna May FLORA AULT. His marriage was July 3, 1914, in Roseau, Minn., to Mable C. IVERSON, who survives. He had lived his entire life in Fulton county with the exception of a few years spent in Minnesota. He was a member of the Eagles lodge in Rochester.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Dean V. [AULT], Akron, and Joseph F. [AULT], of Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Keller (June) HARTMAN, Akron; Mrs. Stanley (Louise) TEEL, Rochester; Mrs. Paul (Rosemary) DAVIDSON, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Trinidad (Joanna) REYES, Lakewood, Cal.; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred [AULT], Brainerd, Minn., and William [AULT], of Minneapolis; one sister, Mrs. Trevor (Edith) GERRIE, Bonita Springs, Fla. A son, Dale [AULT], and a granddaughter, Alice DOERING, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Morris 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. Tuesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to a favorite charity.

Tuesday, August 1, 1972

Jesse James Ousley
Jesse James OUSLEY, one-day-old son of Bernard and Virginia SHRIVER OUSLEY, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph hospital in South Bend.
Surviving with the parents are three brothers, Bennie [OUSLEY] Jr., Warren and Daniel [OUSLEY], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene SHRIVER, R.R. 1, Mentone; the paternal grandparents, Mrs. Fannie BURNS, Rochester, and Warren OUSLEY, R.R. 2, Akron, and the paternal great-grandmother, Lillie THORNBURY, Willard, O.
Services were conducted this afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home by the Rev. Morris HOWELL. Burial was in the Sycamore cemetery northeast of Rochester.

Wednesday, August 2, 1972

Bessie M. Bidelman
Mrs. Bessie May BIDELMAN, 84, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. She had been ill two years.
Born Jan. 20, 1888, at Metz, Ind., she was the daughter of Elmer and Etta BARSHNEY ISEMAN. Her first marriage was in 1913 to John HAMILTON. He died in 1918. Her second marriage was in 1926 to Earl BIDELMAN. He preceded in death in 1958. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church in South Bend and the Beavr Dam United Methodist Ladies Aide.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) HEIGHWAY, R.R. 2, Akron; one son, Ernest HAMILTON, South Bend; two step-sons, Gerald BIDELMAN, South Bend, and Don BIDELMAN, Rochester, N.Y.; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; one brother, Charles ISEMAN, South bend; three sisters, Mrs. Alfred KEYSER, South Bend; Mrs. August WINQUIST, Osceola, and Mrs. Chester ANDERSON, Elkhart.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Beaver Dam United Methodist church. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, August 3, 1972

Randy S. Patton
Randy Stephen PATTON, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mart PATTON, R.R. 1, Argos, was electrocuted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home. Deputy Coroner Wren Van GILDER of Plymouth established electrical shock as the cause of death.
He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey PATTON, R.R. 5, Rochester.
The youth had run a drop cord through a window and gone outside to connect it to a camper. He was electrocuted while standing on wet ground and trying to connect the 110 volt line to a camper outlet.
He was born May 8, 1962 in Rochester to Mart and Janet NESMITH PATTON. He was a member of the Walnut Gospel church of Argos and would have been in the fifth grade at Argos this fall.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jerry (Barbara) GIBSON and Mrs. Timothy (Linda) HARLEY, both of Argos; four brothers, Jerry [PATTON], of Argos, and David, Jeffrey and Mark [PATTON], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carey NESMITH; and the paternal grandparents.
Final rites will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Charley GARRISON will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Helen E. Smith
Mrs. Helen E. SMITH, 61, Lake Manitou resident, died late Wednesday afternoon at her residence.
Born May 12, 1911, at Culver, she was the daughter of Harry E. and Faye HARCOURT MEDBOURN. Her marriage was June 29, 1965, at Culver to Clay SMITH, who survives. She had resided here since 1965, moving from Culver. She was a member of the Beta Mu Chapter of The Tri Kappa sorority, the Grace United Methodist church, Supreme Chapter of PEO Sisterhood and a former state officer of the Federation of Women's Clubs.
Also surviving are her mother; one son, Richard HAND, Plymouth; two grandchildren, Beth and Scott [HAND], and a brother, Sam MEDBOURN, of Culver.
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 Masonic cemetery at Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Elmer Seehafter
Elmer SEEHAFTER, Marshfield, Wis., died Tuesday in that city following an extended illness. He was the father of Mrs. William SATORIUS, former Rochester resident.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters and three sons.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Emanuel Lutheran church in Marshfield. The Hansen funeral home in Marshfield is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, August 4, 1972 to Saturday, August 5, 1972

[no obits]

Monday, August 7, 1972

Leo C. Ruffing
Fulton county's first drowning since February of 1971 claimed the life of Leo C. RUFFING, 63, R.R. 1, Argos, who drowned Saturday afternoon while fishing at Zinks lake five miles northwest of Rochester.
The small lake is about a mile south of Richland Center and some two miles west of U.S. 31.
The Sheriff's office and the Rochester fire department were notified of the drowning at 5 p.m. Two state police divers, Wayne LARSEN and Robert SABATINI, aided in the search for the body, which was recovered at 8:20 p.m.
Ruffing apparently toppled into the water while weighing anchor, the sheriff's office said. Three persons witnessed the accident and rushed to Ruffing's aid. They were Robert KAYE, Mishawaka; Joe WILMA, Middolahan, Ill., and Jim WALKER, Plymouth.
Walker told authorities that Ruffing was clinging to the side of the boat as he approached but slid into the water before he could rescue him. Walker dove into the water but was unable to locate Ruffing. The accident took place near the middle of the lake at its greatest depth--about 40 feet.
The divers were in the water for about an hour before calling off their part of the search, the sheriff's office reported. The divers ran out of oxygen and said the water was too cold and dark to extend the search in that manner. The body was recovered after dragging the lake for nearly two hours.
The last previous drowning in Fulton county occurred Feb. 18, 1971 when Leroy CHRISMAN, 18, Mentone, drowned after the car he was driving went off Ind. 25 and into the Tippecanoe river 5 1/2 miles north of Rochester.
Ruffing's death was the eighth by accident in Fulton county this year. The other seven deaths came in traffic crashes.
Born June 26, 1909 near Argos, he was the son of Frank and Goldie STULTS RUFFING. His first marriage was to Dorothy BRADFIELD. She died in 1960. His second marriage was Jan. 6, 1962, to Sylvia JONES, who survives. He was a lifetime farmer in the Argos area.
Also surviving are one step-son, David STAYTON, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Ken HOOKER, both of Plymouth; eight step-grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. RUFFING Sr., of Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Isabel) BRADFIELD, Dowagiac, Mich., and Mrs. Don (Ruth) ANDREWS, Bremen, and a brother, Frank [FUFFING] Jr., of Argos. A daughter, Elizabeth Ann [RUFFING], and one brother, Harold [RUFFING], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ray OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Otto K. Solbrig
Otto K. SOLBRIG, 95, Argos, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Kingston nursing home in Plymouth. He had been a patient six months.
Born March 27, 1877, in Chemnitz, Germany, he was the son of Henry and Laura SOLBRIG. His first marriage was Oct. 21, 1901, in Hamburg, Germany, to Bertha DORAN. She died in 1958. A master machinist, he was brought to America in 1913 by the South Bend Lathe Works where he worked until his retirement in 1950. He was a 50-year member of the I.O.O.F. lodge No. 278 of South Bend and a former member of the Zion United church of Christ in South Bend.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Elsie) CARPENTER, of Argos, with whom he made his home; one son, Herbert [SOLBRIG], South Bend; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. He was the last of a family of eight children.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. William NANGLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery in South Bend. The I.O.O.F. lodge at South Bend will conduct graveside services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the St. Joe County hospital building corporation. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Herschel Zumbaugh
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Herschel L. ZUMBAUGH, 55, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at his residence. The Rev. John TURLEY officiated and burial was in the Sandhill cemetery northeast of Rochester.
A former draftsman, he was employed by the Fulton county surveyor's office for 11 years prior to his illness. He was born Oct. 28, 1916, in Fulton county to the Rev. Harley and Mary PALMER ZUMBAUGH. He had lived the majority of his life in Fulton county and was a member of the Brethren church in Tiosa.
Surviving are his parents; one sister, Mrs. Jack (Margaret) GARNER, San Diego, Cal; a n nephew, Philip MOW, Newart, Del.; two nieces, Mrs. Douglas Sheridan RIDER, Fairfield, O., and Mrs. Shannon MOW, San Diego, Cal., and two great-nieces.

Tuesday, August 8, 1972

Donald E. Hart,
John Graber Jr. and
Willard R. Goss
Investigating officials said today that heavily overcast skies and improper reading of instruments may have been the cause of a plane crash which killed three men, including Donald E. HART, 43, R.R. 3, Rochester, at 12:45 p.m. Monday.
Killed with Hart, who is the father of six children, were John GRABER Jr., 26, R.R. 4, Goshen, and Willard R. GOSS, 42, Mishawaka.
The plane crashed in a cornfield a half-mile south of Nappanee, just inside the Kosciusko county line.
Investigators said the three men were on a fishing trip to Wisconsin and were not scheduled to leave the Nappanee airport until 5 p.m. But due to the heavy overcast, they took off early. Officials said it is believed that the pilot was attempting to return to the airport after takeoff and had become confused in reading his instruments.
Debris was scattered over the entire field where the plane crashed, just two miles from the Nappanee airport. Witnesses told police the plane nose-dived to the ground after its left wing fell off.
Both Graber and Goss had pilot's licenses but it is not known which man was piloting the plane. Graber was co-owner with two Nappanee men of the four-place Piper Commanche.
The crash is under investigation by the Kosciusko county sheriff's department.
A dairy farmer, Mr. Hart was a lifetime resident of the Fulton and Pulaski county area.
He was born April 13, 1929, near Winamac to Ernest and Cecil DICKINSON HART. His marriage was Oct. 22, 1949, in Richland Center to Donna M. BUNN, who survives. He was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church, Korean War veteran, a member of the Manitou Moose lodge, Marshall County Dairy association, Marshall County DHIA.
Surviving with his wife and parents are four daughters, Holly and Lee Ann [HART], both at home; Mrs. Richard (Debbie) KREBS, New Albany, Mrs. Alan (Cathy) JOHNSON, Rochester; two sons, Jody [HART], at home, and Ralph [HART], R.R. 3, Rochester; two grandchildren; three sistrs, Sister CAROLITA, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Paul (Janet) OSBORN, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Ronnie (Joanne) WALTERS, Walton; two brothers, Glen [HART], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Dale [HART], of Artesia, N.M. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Oliver C. Teel
Oliver C. TEEL, 72, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital shortly after admittance.
Born Feb. 6, 1900, near Mentone, he was the son of Clem and Nora NELSON TEEL. His first marriage was to Edna [EIZINGER] She preceded in death in 1955. His second marriage was to Arvilla SHIVERS in 1956. She survives.
A lifetime resident of the Mentone area, he had owned and operated Teel's Orchard, managed the Northern Indiana Coop at Mentone and was a schoolteacher.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Farrell (Judith) COONS, Columbus; one son, Jay [TEEL], at home and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Brother T. R. JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore 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 Heart Fund.

Robin Yeakley
Robin YEAKLEY, 23, son of Robert and Pauline BRADWAY YEAKLEY, 51975 Mayflower road, South Bend, was reported killed in Vietnam action in a telegram received by his parents Friday. He was the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester BRADWAY of Akron.
Pvt. Yeakley was listed as missing in action following a June 11 scouting mission near Quang Tri when the helicopter he was aboard was hit by enemy fire, exploded, crashed and burned.
A graduate of Central high school, South Bend, and Valparaiso Institute of Technology, he entered the army in March, 1971, and had been serving in Vietnam since August, 1971.
Survivors in addition to the parents are two brothers, Joe [YEAKLEY], in Germany, and Gary [YEAKLEY], at home, and a sister, Mrs. Karen BROOKS, South Bend.
A memorial service will be held in Westminster Presbyterian church of South Bend upon the return of his brother, Joe, from military service in Germany.

Bertha M. Penrod
Mrs. Bertha M. PENROD, 86, Akron, died of a heart attack at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient for four weeks. She was in failing health for one year.
She was born Oct. 6, 1885 in Rochester to Frank and Nancy SMITH HOFFMAN, and had resided all her life in the Akron community. She was married Dec. 1, 1913, in Fort Wayne to Earl PENROD, who died in 1946. She was a member of the Akron Church of God, the Ladies Missionary Society, the Lincoln Ladies Aid and the Famous Akron Jonah Club, Ind.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Julia) CHADDOCK, Miramar, Fla., and Mrs. Gordon (Jeannette) HELTZEL, Akron; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Orpha CARDNERA, St. Petersburg, Fla., and a brother, Ellis HOFFMAN, North Mahchester. Two grandchildren and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Revs. J. D. THOMASON and Forrest CARLSON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The family requests memorials other than flowers be made to The Billy Graham program in memory of Mrs. Penrod.

Clarence M. Hargrave
Final rites were conducted at 3 p.m. today in the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend for Clarence M. HARGRAVE, 84, South Bend, who died Monday in Woodlawn hospital. Burial was in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend.
Mr. Hargrave was the father of Mrs. John W. SAWYER of Rochester and had been visiting her before being admitted to the hospital. He had been ill two months.
He was born Aug. 15, 1887, in Chicago. His marriage was Dec. 27, 1911, in Detroit, to Helen FLETCHER who died June 7. He had resided in South Bend since 1926 and was the former owner of the Hargrave Paint company there.
Surviving with his daughter are three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters.

Thursday, August 10, 1972

Harold Carruthers
Harold "Hurd" CARRUTHERS, 71, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 4:50 a.m. today in the Memorial hospital in South Bend where he had been admitted Monday.
Born Aug. 3, 1901, in Rochester township, he was the son of Alonzo J. and Daisy HARNESS CARRUTHERS. His marriage was June 10, 1925, in Rochester to Cecile KELLEY, who survives. A farmer, he had resided his entire life in this area and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 79, Royal Arch and Ancient Order of Scottish Rite at South Bend. He attended the First Baptist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hugh (Catherine) RESSLER, Warsaw; three grandchildren, David, Terry and Nancy RESSLER; one brother, Maurice CARRUTHERS, Middletown, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Margaret) KISSINGER, North Manchester; Mrs. R. W. (Ruth) HAYS, Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. A. W. (Virginia) ROBINSON, Wheaton, Ill. A son, James E. [CARRUTHERS], and a sister, Mrs. Mary SMITH, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. George T. KING will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday where the Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m.

Glen C. Eikenberry
Glen C. EIKENBERRY, 53, Wabash, died at 12:51 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on May 12.
Born April 2, 1919, in Miami county, he was the son of A. R. and Lenora MARTINDALE EIKENBERRY. His marriage was July 22, 1939, to Vernice ECKERLEY, who survives. He was a former dairy farmer near Argos and a cattle buyer for the Claypool Sales company. He was a member of the First Brethren church.
Also surviving are one son, William D. [EIKENBERRY], Lansing, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Lowell SINGLEY, Greentown, and Janice [EIKENBERRY], at home; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. Van BROWN, Rochester; Mrs. Joe DORAN, Peru; three brothers, Joe, of Denver; George H., of Peru and Richard L. [EIKENBERRY], of Lafayette.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Eienberry-Eddy funeral home. The Rev. Austin GABLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 11, 1972

Howard Felts
Howard FELTS, 72, R.R. 5, Rochester, last of three owners of the Felts Cigar Store that occupied the business quarters at 722 Main street for 43 years, died at 8:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted July 13. He had been ill one year.
The Felts Cigar Store had been at the same location since 1928, being owned and operated by Howard's uncle, Milton FELTS, and his father, Charles FELTS, before Howard assumed ownership and management.
The store was closed last fall when Howard became ill and this year the quarters were purchased by Baxter's Drug Store for the current northward expansion by the drug store.
He was born June 3, 1900, in Rochester to Charles L. and Katherine Van METER FELTS. His marriage was Nov. 15, 1930, to Helen M. GOODWIN, who survives. He had resided his entire life in this area.
Also surviving are one son, Dale M. FELTS, Akron; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two brothers, Dale FELTZ, Bruce Lake, and Devane FELTZ, of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Society.

Mamie E. French
Mrs. Mamie E. FRENCH, 79, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Merriweather nursing home in Wabash. She had been a patient one year and ill two years.
Born June 9, 1893, in Howard county, she was the daughter of Lewis and Mary Ellen GIFFORD GEARHART. She had resided in the North Manchester area since 1941, moving from Howard county. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1911, in Howard county, to Charley FRENCH. He preceded in death in 1959. She was a member of the South Pleasant United Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Lauretta) EVANS, R.R. 2, North Manchester; four sons, Woodrow FRENCH, R.R. 2, Silver Lake; the Rev. Roy FRENCH and Richard FRENCH, both of R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and Edward FRENCH, R.R. 2, North Manchester; twenty grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren. Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the South Pleasant United Methodist church. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the South Pleasant 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.

William Binney
William BINNEY, 75, former Rochester resident, died Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Surviving are two sisters of Chicago.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, August 12, 1972

William Binney
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic church of Loganspot for William BINNEY, 75, former Rochester resident, who died Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Father Don RAIH will officiate and burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home at Royal Center after 1 p.m. Sunday.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lillian RUE and Mrs. Leona KESTLER, both of Chicago.

Charles S. Blackburn
Charles Samuel BLACKBURN, 80, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at his home at 9 p.m. Friday after suffering failing health for the past year.
Mr. Blackburn was the son of George A. and Nettie MORRIS BLACKBURN and was born Dec. 12, 1891 at Redkey. He moved to Mentone 65 years ago from Jay county and was a retired farmer.
Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Mable BAKER and Mrs. Beulah TIMMONS, both of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Ethel SHAFER, Greenfield; Mrs. Mary RENSBERGER, Milford; and Mrs. Isabell BLACKBURN, Mentone, and three brothers, George [BLACKBURN], LaPorte, and William and Lester [BLACKBURN], both of Mentone.
Final rites will be in the King Memorial home at Mentone at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Herbert EDWARDS will officiate and burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, August 14, 1972

Joseph W. Gutknecht
Joseph W. GUTKNECHT, 62, R.R. 6, Rochester, manager of the Schultz Brothers Variety Store at Seventh and Main streets for 17 years, died of an apparent heart attack at 8:15 a.m. today shortly after arriving at the store.
Rochester firemen were called to the store to give aid with a resuscitator but they were unable to revive him.
Mr. Gutknecht has been with the Schultz Brothers Variety Store firm for the last 25 years.
He was born March 22, 1910 in Columbus, Ind., to Gottlieb and Elizabeth SCHEIDT GUTKNECHT. He resided in this area the last 17 years, coming here from Hobart. He was married June 12, 1938 in Lexington, Mo., to Ruth M. SCHELP, who survives.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. David (JoAnn) MEARS, Columbus, O.; two sons, John [GUTKNECHT], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Ralph C. [GUTKNECHT[, Westchester, O.; two grandchildren, and two brothers, Martin and Frank [GUTKNECHT], both of Columbus, Ind. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Henry D. Smith
Henry D. SMITH, 78, Akron, died at 12:05 a.m. today at St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill for two years.
Mr. Smith, the son of Charles H. and Willie KING SMITH, was born Dec. 1, 1893 in Virginia. His marriage was in 1914 to Tressie UTTER, who died in 1969.
A retired farmer, he was a member of the Akron Church of God, the National Farmers Union and Producers' Marketing association.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Emil (Edith) OLSEN, Akron; a son, Hudson [SMITH], Lake City, Fla.; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie SUBLETT, Newcastle, Va., and Mrs. Samuel GUILL and Mrs. Eunis CRAWFORD, both of Lynchburg, Va.; two brothers, Charles and Muriell [SMITH], both of Covington, Va.
Final rites will be in the Akron Church of God at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Franklin E. Styck
Franklin Edward STYCK, 30, Zionsville, a former Rochester resident, was electrocuted at his parents' farm at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Mr. Styck was the son of Franklin STYCK and Mrs. Vernon STYCKE TOWNE, and the step-son of Vernon TOWNE. He was born July 16, 1942. His father is deceased.
Mr. Styck was the grandson of Mrs. Eva BURNS, Rochester. He lived in Rochester in 1967 before moving to Flora and then to Zionsville in 1971. The accident took place on his parents' farm outside Zionsville.
Surviving are a brother, Don [STYCK], Flora; three sisters, Mrs. Beverly STEWART, Indianapolis; Mrs. Madelyne MARTIN, Elkhart, and Mrs. Ilene EARL, Indianapolis.
Final rites will be at the Farleny funeral home, 2950 High School Road, Indianapolis, at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Jack STEWART will officiate and burial will be in the Oakland cemetery near Morocco, where graveside services will be conducted. Friends may call at the funeral home.

David M. Parker
David M. PARKER, infant son of David and Cindy WHITEMAN PARKER, R.R. 1, Culver, was stillborn at 3:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Surviving with his parents are a sister, Cathy [PARKER], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert WHITE, R.R. 1, Kewanna; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. PARKER, R.R. 1, Culver, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Jane BUDD, Kewanna.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph W. Gutknecht
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the St. John's Lutheran church of Joseph W. GUTKNECHT, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Monday of an apparent heart attack at the Schultz Brothers Variety Store.
The Rev. Vernon KNIGHT will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Francis W. Dyer
Francis W. DYER, 81, Muskegon, Mich., father of Wesley DYER, of R.R. 5, Rochester, died Monday at his residence.
He was a plant engineer for the Sealed Power company 28 years and was located in Rochester one year during the construction of the local Sealed Power plant.
Surviving with the son are a son, William [DYER], of Muskegon; a daughter, Mrs. C. Z. HORN, Manistee, Mich.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Lee funeral home in Muskegon Heights, Mich.

Wednesday, August 16, 1972

Devon Shively
Devon SHIVELY, 73, 429 West Second street, died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in ill health for two months.
Born Sept. 28, 1898 in Fulton county, he was the son of Elmer and Rose MOORE SHIVELY. He had resided all his life in this area. He was married June 28, 1924 in Rochester to Chloie BORDEN, who survives. He was a retired farmer and retired from Rochester Metal Products in 1966.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Marjorie) PFAFF, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Joseph (Bonnie) BROWN, Kokomo; a son, Joseph P. [SHIVELY], R.R. 2, Akron; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mearl (Inez) MOORE, Mishawaka. A grandson and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Charles R. Yankee
Charles Ray YANKEE, 74, South Bend, died Tuesday in South Bend Memorial hospital.
He was born March 9, 1898 in Milford, Ill. He was married June 6, 1923 in Logansport to Inez M. LUTZ, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Nelson Ray YANKEE, Westmoreland, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Donnazetta BALSBAUGH, Logansport, and Mrs. Joan CENKUSH, South Bend; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Riley [YANKEE], of South Bend, and Gilbert [YANKEE], Cassapolis, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Grace MILLER, South Bend, and Mrs. Alberta HAWN, Kokomo.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Welsheimer funeral home, South Bend. Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Ardmore Brethren church with the Rev. Jack O. BURRELL officiating. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery, South Bend.

Thursday, August 17, 1972 to Friday, August 18, 1972

[no obits]

Saturday, August 19, 1972

Charles R. Hammaker
Charles R. HAMMAKER, 66, North Liberty, died at 2:55 p.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital after an extended illness. He was a retired tool grinder for the Allis Chalmers corporation in LaPorte after 30 years' service.
He was born Feb. 2, 1906 in Plymouth and lived in North Liberty 42 years, moving there from South Bend. He was married Aug. 25, 1927 in South Bend to Effie F. RANSBOTTOM, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Harold [HAMMAKER], Leesburg; three daughters, Mrs. Vivian HUFF, Lakeville; Mrs. Frances ZIMMERMAN, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Carolyn WESOLEK, Wakaruse; eleven grandchildren; five grat-grandchildren; a brother, Cletus [HAMMAKER], South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Esther SMITH, Mishawaka.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the A. M. Manuel funeral home in North Liberty. Services will be there at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert WILLBANKS officiating. Burial will be in the Eastlawn cemetery at North Liberty. Memorial donations can be made to the Methodist church building fund or the Cancer Society.

Rev. L. Russell Good
The Rev. L. Russell GOOD, 76, Argos, died at 5:45 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an extended illness.
Rev. Good was the son of Samuel and Melissa RITZUS GOOD and was born Jan. 24, 1896 at Mentone. His marriage was to Lucy COPLEN at Rochester on Feb. 8, 1919. She survives.
Rev. Good was a retired custodian of the Argos Post Office as well as a minister. He was a member of the Gilead United Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Carmen) ALDERFER, Argos, and Mrs. Ray (Joan) FREED, Plymouth; one son, Wendell [GOOD], Argos; ten grandchildre; eight great-grandchildren and one brother, Ralph [GOOD], Burket. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home of Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, August 21, 1972

Leroy C. Bennett and
Patricia Bennett
By The Associated Press
A car-motorcycle crash Saturday night killed a rural Plymouth couple, Leroy C. BENNETT, 38, and his wife, Patricia, 36. State police said the cycle was struck from the rear by a car on U.S. 30 just east of the Starke County community of Grovertown.

Louise M. Kochel
Mrs. Louise M. KOCHEL, 85, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. She had been in failing health for 11 years.
Born Dec. 3, 1886 in Wilton Center, Ill., she was the daughter of Ernest and Augusta STEINBACH and had resided all her married life in the Tippecanoe community. She was married to Charles KOCHEL June 9, 1909 in Wilton Center; he died Nov. 19, 1951. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church and the missionary society of the church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Edith) RHODES, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildrn, and a brother, Joseph [KOCHEL], Granite Falls, Minn. A daughter, Mrs. Beecher (Mary) RHODES, preceded in death.
Final rites will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. James GABHART officiating. Burial will be in Parks cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Ray VanArsdale
Ray S. VanARSDALE, 67, R.R. 3, Nacona, Texas, former Walkerton resident, was found dead in his bed at 4 p.m. Saturday. He had been under a doctor's care. His wife was visiting her mother in Argos when she received word of her husband's death.
He was born Oct. 29, 1904 in Danville, Ill., to Glover and Mattie VanDIVIRE VanARSDALE, and had lived in Nacona 17 years, moving there from Walkerton. He also had lived in Goshen. He was married to Pauline BRANAMAN in South Bend May 11, 1928. He was a retired restaurant owner and operator, having owned and operated Van's drive-in at Walkerton. He was a member of the United Methodist church at Nacona, the Masonic Blue Lodge of Nacona, Scottish Rite of Dallas and the Shrine of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. William (Mattie) FELLNAGLE, Fredonia, Pa.; a brother, Curtis [VanARSDALE], Goshen; a sister, Mrs. Franklin (Roumanie) BOWER, South Bend, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home. Walkerton Masonic Lodge 619 will conduct memorial services in the funeral home at 8 p.m. today.

Edna Kurdts
Edna KURDTS, 73, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday in her home after an extended illness. She resided with her daughter, Mrs. Lester DeYOUNG.
She was born Sept. 20, 1898 in The Netherlands and had lived in Argos the last two years, moving there from Chicago. She was married to John E. KURDTS in Sheboygan, Wis. He died in 1953. She was the daughter of Cornelius and Josephine HIGHLANDER GORT. She was a member of the Grand Rapids, Mich., Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Jeanette) DeYOUNG, R.R. 1, Argos, and Mrs. Ivan (Gertrude) STEHOUEER, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a son, Ted [KURDTS], Oak Lawn, Ill.; a brother, Leonard [GORT], Sheboygan, Wis., and eight grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Robert O. King
Services for Robert O. KING, Downeers Grove, Ill., were conducted Saturday in the Adams Winterfield funeral home.
Born Aug. 29, 1906 inRochester, he was the son of Joseph V. and Anna NEWMAN KING. On Aug. 8, 1931, he was married to Doreen LAMB in Chicago. He was a graduate of Rochester high school.
Surviving are the widow; a sister, Mrs. J.A. (Gladys) REEDY, and a brother, Roy W. KING, both of California. Three brothers preceded in death.
Mr. King lived in Downers Grove for 20 years, moving there from Chicago, where he worked at the Merchandise Mart for 43 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Deverl BECKER and Mrs. Blanche KING, all of Rochester, attended the services.

Elizabeth Moonshower
Mrs. Elizabeth MOONSHOWER, 96, for many years a resident of Athens and of Rochester, died at 4 p.m. Monday in the Magnolia Gardens nursing home in Lanham, Md. Graveside services are set at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, with arrangements in charge of Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate.
She was born in Athens Oct. 17, 1876 and was a member of the Rochester Church of God. Her husband, Lucius [MOONSHOWER], died May 20, 1946.
Surviving are three sons, Marvin [MOONSHOWER], of Fairview Park, O.; Robert [MOONSHOWER], of Springfield, Mo., and Lee [MOONSHOWER], of Goshen; a daughter, Pauline JONES, Miami, Fla., and eight grandchildren. A daughter, Martha LINDEMAN, died July 13, 1956.

Ruby E. Overmyer
Mrs. Ruby E. OVERMYER, 88, 819 Madison street, died in her sleep early this morning at her home. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, August 23, 1972

Ruby E. Overmyer
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Ruby E. OVERMYER, 819 Madison street, who died early Tuesday at her residence. The Revs. Morris HOWELL and F. C. KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born July 3, 1884, inFulton county, she was the daughter of John and Jane LOUGH. Her marriage was April 10, 1910, at Rochester, to Charles Clifford OVERMYER. He preceded in death in 1932. She was a lifetime resident of this area and a member of the Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Henrietta) JARVEY, South Bend; Mrs. Floyd (Florence) BEEHLER, Argos, and Mrs. Herschel (Harriett) ROBERTS, Anaheim, Cal.; two sons, Robert C. [OVERMYER], Rochester, and James [OVERMYER] of Carmel; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. a son, one brother, a half-sister, and two half-brothers preceded in death.

Helen I. Cochran
Mrs. Helen I. COCHRAN, 44, Kewanna, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Dec. 18, 1927, at LaPorte, she was the daughter of Claude and Letha ADAMS HEFLICK. Her marriage was April 8, 1946, at Plymouth to Donald COCHRAN. She was a member of the United Brethren Church at Plymouth and an employee of the Hart Schaffner and Marx company here. She was a Boy Scout Den Mother for 18 years and received the highest award given for this service from the Three Rivers Council.
Surviving with her husband are four sons, Donald [COCHRAN] Jr., Andrew and Anthony [COCHRAN], all at home, and Jack [COCHRAN], with the U.S. Air Force in South Carolina, two daughters, Rachael and Karen [COCHRAN], both at home.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. James BUTLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, August 24, 1972

Ruth O. Love
Services were conducted Tuesday in South Bend for Mrs. Ruth O. LOVE, 75, a native of Rochester who moved to South Bend in 1930. She died Sunday. Mrs. Love was a sister of the late Rue OLIVER of Rochester. Among the survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Patriaia ARNETT of Rochester and Mrs. Maxine COWLES of Kewanna, and three nephews, Junior R. OLIVER, Robert J. OLIVER and Harry J. OLIVER, all of Rochester. The husband, Robert O. LOVE, died Sept. 14, 1971.

Roscoe R. Barnett
Roscoe R. BARNETT,70, Mishawaka, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.
Mr. Barnett was born in Athens July 13, 1902. His marriage was to Treva K. LOWMAN in Mishawaka July 14, 1923. She survives.
Mr. Barnett was a retiree of the ANCO vending company of Mishawaka, moving to that city from Athens 50 years ago. He was a member of the First Christian church of Mishawaka.
Surviving are two sons, Fred R. and B. J. [BARNETT], both of Mishawaka; eleven grandchildren, and three brothers, Carl [BARNETT], Wheeling, Ill., W. Dean [BARNETT], South Bend, and J. D. [BARNETT], Culver.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Bubb funeral chapel, 202 North Main street, Mishawaka. The Rev. Raymond D. HARRIS will officiate and burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Mishawaka. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 25, 1972

Thayne Beall
Word was received today of the death of Thayne BEALL, former Rochester resident, in Kokomo. He was the brother of Ancil BEALL, Rochester. Also surviving are his widow, two children, one other brother, a sister and his step-mother. Final rites will be in the Peacock funeral home at Kokomo at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 26, 1972

Elva E. Cook
Elva E. COOK, 71, Akron, died at 4 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks.
Mrs. Cook was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay SIPLE and was born in Argos May 28, 1901. Her marriage was to Wayne COOK at Akron. He survives. Mrs. Cook was a member of the Jehovah Witness organization of Rochester.
Surviving are two sons, Fred NETTIE, Rochester, and Rolland NETTIE, Silver Lake; three daughters, Mrs. Steven (Harriett) OWENS, Nogales, Ariz.; Mrs. Alice SLAYBAUGH and Mrs. Harold (Wilma) McGEE, both of Rochester; twenty-one grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one step-son, Joseph COOK, San Jose, Cal., and three step-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Haupert funeral home of Akron. Mrs. David WEINZ will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, August 28, 1972

[no obits]

Tuesday, August 29, 1972

Carolyn Ann Emmons
Mrs. Harold (Carolyn Ann) CONNERLY EMMONS, 43, Tipp City, O., died at 11:30 a.m. Monday. She was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Leroy ESHELMAN of Rochester. Her husband is a native of Rochester. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Tipp City United Methodist church and burial will be near Morton, Ind. Friends may call at the Fringo and Bayliss funeral home at Tipp City from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Ernest R. Hendrickson
Last rites and burial were Friday at Pinellas Park, Fla., for Ernest R. HENDRICKSON, 74, former Rochester resident who died at his home there Aug. 22.
Born at Fulton, he was the son of Reuben and Vesta HENDRICKSON. He graduated from Rochester high school in 1918 and received a degree in electrical engineering from Purdue university in 1924. He spent his entire career with Commonwealth Edison company in Chicago, retiring in 1964 as vice president.
Surviving are the wife, Mildred [HENDRICKSON], two daughters, Mrs. Donna KOVAULT, Atlanta, and Miss Nancy HENDRICKSON, Evanston, Ill.; four grandchildren; one brother, D. Joe HENDRICKSON, Indianapolis; and three sisters, Miss Alice HENDRICKSON and Miss Mabel HENDRICKSON, both of Ocala, Fla., and Mrs. Olive BRADFIELD, Pinellas Park.

Wednesday, August 30, 1972

Clyde E. Wilfert
Clyde E. WILFERT, 76, R.R. 1, Edwardsburg, Mich., died at 2 a.m. today at his residence. He had been ill two years.
Born Sept. 30, 1895, in Culver, he was the son of Wolfgang and Fidella WILFERT. His marriage was May 1, 1922, in Rochester, to Hazel M. ALLEN. She survives. He was a retired veteran of World War i and an employee of the Studebaker corporation at South Bend.
Surviving are two sons, Cecil [WILFERT], of Edwardsburg, and Edwin Allen [WILFERT], of Bartlett, Ill.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy WILFERT, Rogers, Ark.; and Lloyd [WILFERT], Burlington, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Clara STOUGH, Plymouth, and Mrs. Edna FISHER, of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Paul E. Mayhew funeral home in Edwardsburg. Burial will be in the Adamsville cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today and on Thursday from 2-9 p.m.

Thursday, August 31, 1972

Mary C. Coplen
Mrs. Mary Caroline COPLEN, 71, 1101 Elm street, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill two months.
Born Dec. 3, 1900 at Athens, she was the daughter of George and Ella MILLER SAYGER. Her marriage was Nov. 15, 1922, in Rochester, to Milo K. COPLEN. He preceded in death in 1965. She had lived her entire life in the Rochester area and was an employee of the Rochester Telephone company for 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist church and a charter member of the Child Study club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Caroline J. HOOKER, Rochester; a son, Porter F. COPLEN, Peru; four grandchildren, Mrs. Fred (Sheila) BOHM, Lisa Ann HOOKER, Bryan Keith HOOKER, all of Rochester; Pfc Barth J. HOOKER, Fort Leonard Wood; one great-grandson, Brett BOHM, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Alta CONNER, Macy. A brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. George T. 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. Friday.

Randy Lee Howton
Graveside prayer services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery for Randy Lee HOWTON, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. HOWTON, Kokomo, who was dead at birth at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in the Marshall County hospital in Plymouth.
Surviving with the parents are one sister, Traci Ann [HOWTON], at home; the maternal grandparents, Harold RUDE, in Michigan, and Mrs. Avendale RUDE, of Winamac; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Coleman HOWTON, of Argos.

Friday, September 1, 1972

Frederick P. Berger
Frederick P. BERGER, 80, Argos, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a two-month illness.
He was born April 14, 1892 in Oppelo, Ark., to Charles and Ellen HEDDLESON BERGER and had lived in Argos 52 years, moving there from Gilead, Ind. He was married to Ethel FISH Nov. 24, 1920 in Plymouth; she survives. He retired in 1957 from the E. E. Eley Sawmill at Argos after 36 years with the firm. He was a veteran of World War I and a 50-year member of the Argos American Legion.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Eugene BERGER, Sullivan; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was the last of a family of nine children.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Don M. ATKINSON officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday. Full military honors will be given at the cemetery by the Argos American Legion.

Saturday, September 2, 1972

[no obits]

Monday, September 4, 1972

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 5, 1972

Alden Lichtenwalter
Alden LICHTENWALTER, co-owner of The Book Store, died this morning at 1:25 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted Monday at 9:45 p.m. after suffering a stroke. Death was unexpected.
Mr. Lichtenwalter, who was 60 years of age, resided at 1312 Jackson boulevard.
He and his wife, Alma, purchased The Book Store in 1969 and he had been associated with that firm's operation for 24 years.
Born Jan. 15, 1912, in Rochester, Brom Alden LICHTENWALTER was the son of Dr. Lincoln and Fila RINER LICHTENWALTER and had spent his entire life in this community. His marriage was May 13, 1949, in Rochester to Alma FONTANIVE, who survives.
He was a member of the First Baptist church, Chamber of Commerce, Moose lodge and Rochester Coin club.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Peggy) WAGONER, Colorado Springs, Colo.,; three grandchildren, Scott, Craig and Kristen WAGONER; and two sisters, Misses Dale and Ruth LICHTENWALTER, both of Rochester. Preceding in death were two brothers, Devon and Everett, and one sister, Pauline [LICHTENWALTER].
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The family requests that memorials be made to the donor's choice of charity.

Ernest L. Crabb
Ernest L. CRABB, 62, Plymouth, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill two years.
Born June 25, 1910, at Culver, he was the son of Lemuel and Lulu LOUDEN CRABB. His marriage was June 25, 1933, at Bourbon to Hazel RENAS, who survives. Mr. Crabb was operator of the Crabb Furniture store in Argos for 25 years. He was a member of the Argos Congregational church and a former member of the Argos Lions club and the Argos Chamber of Commerce.
Also surviving are two sons, the Rev. Glen E. CRABB, Mishawaka, and Larry CRABB, Bloomington; six grandchildren; one brother, Merl CRABB, Culver. A brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Argos Congregational Christian church. The Rev. Jacob WAECHTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakhill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Argos Congregational church.

Wednesday, September 6, 1972

Gene R. Evans
Gene R. EVANS, 41, 931 Monroe street, died unexpectedly at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital where he was taken one hour prior to his death.
Mr. Evans was the son of Wilby and Rethal BEEHLER EVANS and was born June 10, 1931, at Culver. His father died June 17, 1970. His marriage was to Roberta F. THOMPSON on July 26, 1953. She survives.
Mr. Evans owned and operated the Evans Appliance Sales and Service Center at 317 East Ninth street. Except for seven years in Muskegon Height, Mich., he spent the majority of his life in Rochester. He was a member of the First Baptist church and served in the U.S. Air Force in 1950-54.
Surviving are one daughter, Karen [EVANS], a freshman at Indiana State university in Terre Haute; two sons, Patrick and Jimmy [EVANS], both at home; his mother, R.R. 3, Rochester; five brothers, Robert, Larry and Mickey [EVANS], all of Rochester; Gerald [EVANS], Ft. Wayne, and David [EVANS], Muncie, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Joseph PALAT and the Rev. George KING will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The family requests that contributions other than flowers be given to the Heart Fund or the Little League Association.

Thursday, September 7, 1972

Iva Miller
Mrs. Iva MILLER, 74, R.R. 3, Plymouth, died at 5:35 a.m. today in the Plymouth nursing home. She had been ill three years.
Born July 3, 1898, in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Charles and Leona DICKSON INKS. Her first marriage was to George BUFFINGTON. He died in 1927. Her second marriage was to Hugh MILLER, who preceded in death in 1971. She had resided in Plymouth 15 years, moving from Rochester. She was former operator of the IBM nursing home in Plymouth
Surviving are one son, James BUFFINGTON, Plymouth; a daughter, Miss Patricia BUFFINGTON, also of Plymouth; two brothers, Lester INKS, Plymouth, and Woodrow INKS, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Russell BIXEL, Warsaw, and Mrs. John SHULTZ, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fan Gilder funeral home in Plymouth. The Rev. Sam CARLTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakhill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday until the hour of service.

Friday, September 8, 1972

[no obits]

Saturday, September 9, 1972

Elmer S. Christner
Elmer S. CHRISTNER, 85, Palestine, (R.R. 1, Mentone) died at 5:30 a.m. Friday at his home.
He was born June 26, 1887 in Wabash county and resided at Palestine for 20 years, moving there from Silver Lake. He was married to Elva MYERS Nov. 10, 1906; she survives. He had worked for the county highway department, retiring 11 years ago.
Surviving with the wife are five sons, Claude, Raymond and Wilbur [CHRISTNER], all of Warsaw; Roy [CHRISTNER], South Whitley, and John [CHRISTNER], Markle; five daughters, Fern CHRISTNER, Warsaw; Mrs. Gale WARNER and Mrs. Paul OLDFATHER, Palestine; Mrs. Larry MARTIN, North Manchester, and Mrs. Guy ABLE, Indianapolis; a half-brother, Devon "Pete" CHRISTNER, Silver Lake; twenty grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. William GARNER officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Suday.

Christina E. Young
Christina E. YOUNG, 86, R.R. 1, Lucerne (southwest of Fulton), died at 12:20 a.m. today in Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Lt. Jay O. Thompson
1st Lt Jay O. THOMPSON, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll THOMPSON, R.R. 4, Argos, was killed in a plane crash Thursday while on a night training flight from Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Okla.
Also killed in the crash was a student pilot, 2nd Lt. John M. DEERY.
Thompson was an instructor with the Air Force Training Command at Vance. His T37 trainer crashed at about 10 p.m. four miles north of Kegelman Field, an auxiliary field for Vance. The plane went down after encountering bad weather, it was reported. His parents were notified Friday afternoon by the United State Air Force.
Lt. Thompson was born April 21, 1948, at Concordia, Kan., but lived most of his life in Argos. He graduated from Argos high school in 1965 and from Purdue university in 1970. He student taught at Triton and Argos schools before entering the Air Force in 1970 at Lackland Air Force Base,Texas. He was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church and Alpha GAmma Rho fraternity at Purdue.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Don [THOMPSON], Lafayette; three sisters, Bonnie [THOMPSON[, Phoenix, and Loralie and Maurine [THOMPSON], both at home; the maternal grandfather, Frank COWEN, Argos, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor THOMPSON, Concordia, Kan.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home of Argos.

Monday, September 11, 1972

Victoria L. Safford
Victoria Lynn SAFFORD, infant daughter of Lowell and Gail May GIBBONS SAFFORD, Akron, was born dead at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Surviving with her parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis GIBBONS, Argos; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter SAFFORD, Akron; the great-grandmother, Mrs. Nonia WENNERSTROM, of Mishawaka.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron cemetery. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Gilbert W. Good
Gilbert W. GOOD, 57, Plymouth, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth shortly after admittance. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
He was born March 31, 1915, in Wabash county. His marriage was April 12, 1936, at Akron, to Aretha BEIGH. He was a resident of Marshall county 10 years, moving from Fulton county. He was an employee of the McCord Corporation at Plymouth and a member of the Plymouth Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Dale [GOOD], Wabash; two grandchildren; three brothers, Carl [GOOD], of Laketon, O'Dell [GOOD], of Leiters Ford, and Ray [GOOD], of Akron.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. The Rev. William NANGLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Graceland cemetery at Claypool. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William E. Sayger
A car-motorcycle accident at Ind. 14 and 25 east of Rochester at 6:30 a.m. today claimed the life of William E. SAYGER, 34, R.R. 1, Athens. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Deputy Coroner Robert Kuyoth.
The sheriff's office said that Sayger was riding his 1972 Honda west on Ind. 14 and that the car, driver by Earl J. CLOUD, 47, 1028 Jefferson street, was east bound on the highway. Cloud was making a left turn onto Ind. 25 when the collision occurred.
Indiana State Trooper Dwayne LARSH, Deputy Sheriff Earl VANCE conducted the investigation and were assisted by city patrolman Paul SAYGER and Richard ROE.
Cloud was charged with making an improper left turn by state police. There was $400 damage to the car and the Honda was a total loss.
Mr. Sayger became the eighth person to be killed in a traffic accident in Fulton county this year. The last previous fatality occurred on May 31. Today's accident was the first fatal one of the year involving a motorcycle.
Mr. Sayger was the son of James William and Lenora GRAHAM SAYGER and was born Dec. 20, 1937, in East Chicago. His marriage was to Brenda FOWLER on Feb. 11, 1967, at Rochester. She survives.
Mr. Sayger had resided in Athens since January of this year. He had resided in Rochester until that time. He was an employee of Sealed Power Corporation for the past 12 years and a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, UAW 221 and Grace United Methodist church. He was a former sports editor of the Rochester Sentinel.
Surviving are one son, Allen W. [SAYGER], at home; one daughter, Wendi E. [SAYGER], at home; his parents; the paternal grandmother, Ida RAPP, Athens; two brothers, David and Jim L. [SAYGER], both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Ben (Sandra Jean) AULT, Rochester, and a half-sister, Mrs. Pete (Dorothy) LITTLETON of Chicago.
Final rites will be at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Lt. Jay O. Thompson
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Poplar Grove United Methodist church for 1st Lt Jay O. THOMPSON, R.R. 4, Argos, who was killed in a plane crash Thursday while on a night training flight from Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Okla.
The Revs. W. Ray KUHN and Mark DAY will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery where full military rites will be conducted by the personnel of the Grissom Air Force Base at Peru. A fly-over will be given at the close of the services by squadrons of jet planes from Grissom.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 5 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the scholarship fund of J. O. Thompson in care of the State Exchange bank at Argos.

Christina E. Young
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton for Mrs. Christina E. YOUNG, R.R. 1, Lucerne, who died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne. The Rev. Alfred GERNIE officiated. Burial will in the Bethlehem cemetery near Twelve Mile.
Mrs. Young was born June 23, 1886, in Cass county, the daughter of Charles F. and Elizabeth BASSLER HUBENTHAL. Her marriage was in 1922 to Orville C. YOUNG. He died in 1953. She had resided her entire life in the Cass county area and was a member of the WSCS of the BEthlehem United Methodist church and the St. James Lutheran church at Logansport.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Misses Annabelle and Genevieve YOUNG, both of Fort Wayne; three brothers, George, Will and Walter HUBENTHAL, all of Lucerne, one sister, Mrs. Hugh (Marie) STRONG, of Lucerne.

Fred A. Stingley
Fred A. STINGLEY, 72, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 9:20 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial hospital at Plymouth.
Born May 26, 1900, at Elgin, Ill., he was the son of Amus and Lydia BLOSSER STINGLEY. His marriage was Oct. 21, 1926, to Grace SIMONIN. She survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bruce Lake Community church.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Opal KISSINGER, Logansport; Mrs. Thelma COOK, Kimmel; Mrs. Mary BARTEN, Mishawaka; Mrs. Pat GREER, Rochester, Mrs. Alice WEBB, Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Charles OVERMYER, Kewanna; Mrs. Herb WASHBURN, Leiters Ford.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bruce Lake Community church. Burial will be in the McKinley Gardens cemetery at Winamac. The Rev. David FRETTINGER will officiate. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna until one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, September 12, 1972

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 13, 1972

Steven Poul Rock
Steven Poul ROCK, six-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice G. ROCK, Madison Heights, Mich., died Tuesday at his home. He was born March 5, 1972 in Southfield, Mich.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Glen [ROCK], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Poul HANSEN of Tastraup, Denmark, and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Anna HANSEN, also of Tastraup. The father is a native of Monterey, where he was reared.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bonine funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Philip LUTZ officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery near Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

Bessie Werner
Mrs. Bessie B. WERNER, 86, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill several years.
Born June 3, 1886, in Ford county, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Mary Ann HANNA McKINNEY. Her marriage was March 21, 1918, in LaPorte to John J. WERNER. He died Dec. 28, 1971. Mrs. Werner had resided in the Reiter community since 1902. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, the Eastern Star and the Reiter Community club.
Surviving are one son, Donald M. WERNER, Rochester; three grandsons, John, James and Joseph WERNER, all of Rochester; a brother, James McKINNEY, Rochester. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 14, 1972

Jean Ann Knight
Mrs. Jean Ann KNIGHT, 36, 503 Pontiac street, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill one year.
Born Dec. 25, 1935, at Detroit, she was the daughter of Leo and Gressa McDONALD VIERT. Her marriage was July 2, 1960, in Royal Oak, Mich., to the Rev. Vernon R. KNIGHT, who survives. She had been a resident here 1 1/2 years and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church and the LutherAnns Woman's organization.
Also surviving are one daughter, Brenda [KNIGHT], at home; two sons, Vernon [KNIGHT] Jr., and Bruce [KNIGHT], both at home; her father, Leo VIERT, of Howell, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Doris KAUFMAN, Linden, Mich., and Miss Marion VIERT, Dearborn, Mich.; one brother, Donald [VIERT], of Howell, Mich.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the St. John's Lutheran church here. The Rev. Alfred GERNI will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon on Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Leo V. Kendall
Leo V. KENDALL, 69, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Marshall county hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill six months.
Born Sept. 16, 1902, near Amboy, he was the son of Joseph and Pauline GERBER KENDALL. His marriage was Feb. 3, 1927, at Urbana, Ill., to Lucille FISHER, who survives. He had resided here 20 years, moving from Dayton, O. He was a retired sales manager of the laSalle Estension University in Chicago, a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and a member of the Unity church of Fort Wane.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Luella) OTTERSON, Downers Grove, Ill.; four grandchildren; one brother, Henderson KENDALL, Kokomo; an aunt, Ada KAUFMAN, New London.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Dale HAMILTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, September 15, 1972

Mary L. Means
Miss Mary Louise MEANS, 52, Logansport, died at 5 a.m. today in St. Francis hospital at Beach Grove, near Indianapolis. She had been ill three months.
She was born April 27, 1920 to Otto A. and Emma WILSON MEANS. She had been an English teacher at Clinton Central high school, retiring last May after nine years.
Surviving is a sister, Miss Esther Jane MEANS, Logansport, who formerly taught in Rochester schools.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCloskey-Hamilton and Kahle funeral home in Logansport with the Rev. H. Keith RINEHART officiating. Burial will be in the Deer Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Harrison Kistler
Harrison KISTLER, 84, Grass Creek, died at 12:07 a.m. Friday in the Centerbury nursing home.
Born Dec. 19, 1888, in Cass county, he was the son of William H. and Laura E. CALDWELL [KISTLER]. His marriage was in 1933, to Emma FRIEMEL. She survives. He was a retired farmer and a 50-year member of the K. of P. lodge.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mildred WILLIAMS, R.R. 1, Kewanna. Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fisher funeral home in Logansport. The Rev. Raleigh WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Davis cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, September 16, 1972

[no obits]

Monday, September 18, 1972

Ethel D. Newman
Mrs. Ethel D. NEWMAN, 87, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospial. She had been ill several years.
Born July 12, 1885, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Dora and Martha PURDY COOK. Her marriage was Feb. 15, 1905, in Fulton county to George H. NEWMAN. He died in 1935. She had resided in this area her entire life. She was a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, Ernest F. and Oren H. NEWMAN, both of Rochester; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. George T. 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. Tuesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the charity of one's choice.

Louise Swick
Mrs. Louise SWICK, 93, Akron, died at 6 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Nov. 20, 1878, in Switzerland, she was the daughter of Bartholomew and Magdalena SUMME. Her marriage was to J. W. SWICK, who preceded in death in 1945. She had lived most of her life in the Fulton county area, moving from Switzerland at the age of two. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and a charter member of the Beaver Dam Home Economics club.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ocie PERRY, Traverse City, Mich.; Mrs. Orlan (Faye) CARTE, Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Lena KUHN, Akron; Mrs. Lester (Dorothy) WHITE, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Leo (Annabelle) ANGLIN, Milford, four sons, Dowe [SWICK], Rosedale; Everett [SWICK], Tucson, Ariz.; Jay [SWICK], of Akron, and Dale [SWICK], of Carbondale, Ill.; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Victor SUMME, of Boston.
Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Tuesday, September 19, 1972

Louise Swick
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Akron church of God for Mrs. Louise SWICK, Akron, who died at 6 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Frank L. Pownell
Frank L. POWNELL, 89, Fulton, died at 10:50 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill five months.
Born Oct. 9, 1882, in Lancaster, O., he was the son of Thomas and Mary GOOD POWNELL. He had lived his entire life in this area. His marriage was May 15, 1912, in Fulton, to Hazel BEATTIE. She preceded in death Oct. 21, 1963. Mr. Pownall was a farmer and a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are one son, Howard E. [POWNELL], Long Beach, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. John E. (Mary) MARSH, Alexandria, Va.; Mrs. Margy KENNEDY, Hyattsville, Md.; Mrs. Helen DOWNARD, Fulton; a sister, Miss Fannie POWNELL, Logansport. One son, Robert POWNELL], a brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Fulton Baptist Temple. The Rev. Stephen SCHRADER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 20, 1972

Alvin Nuell
Alvin "Shorty" NUELL, 63, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Woodlawn hospital where he had been admitted earlier in the day. He had been ill five years.
Born Sept. 8, 1909, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of George and Nora HALL NUELL. His marriage was Aug. 23, 1930, in Warsaw to Daisy HIGHT. She preceded in death in 1969. Mr. Nuell was a retired employee of the Torin company and a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges.
Surviving are one brother, Albert NUELL, Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Ralph (Glenn Rose) BUNN, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister also preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. John WORTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Ruby O. Good
Mrs. Ruby O. GOOD, 74, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill two months.
Born March 12, 1898, in Warren, she was the daughter of Roscoe D. and Ota GRIFFITH TRUSLER. Her marriage was Aug. 10, 1920, at Warren to Charles J. GOOD, who survives. She had resided in this area 41 years, moving from Warren. She was a member of the Talma United Methodist church, WSCS of the church, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star at Warren.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Rosa Lee) WELSH, South Bend, two sons, James R. [GOOD], of Elkhart, Joseph C. [GOOD], of Mentone; seven grandchildren; her mother; one brother, Wilbur TRUSLER, of Henderson, Texas.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Walter R. HOUSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Warren Masonic cemetery, where graveside services will be held at 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Minerva Newcomer
Mrs. Minerva NEWCOMER, 90, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
Born Aug. 22, 1882, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Adam and Sarah THOMPSON BARNES. Her marriage was to Frank W. NEWCOMER. He died in February, 1939. She was a member of the Center United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Hazel) TILLMAN, R.R. 1, Claypool; three grandchildren; fifteen great-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Tucker funeral home in Claypool. The Rev. John P. REID will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Marie D. Boose
Mrs. Marie D. BOOSE, 88, 218 West 10th street, died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
She was born Dec. 4, 1883, in Wisconsin. Her marriage was Oct. 23, 1937, in LaPorte to William Henry BOOSE. He died Jan. 3, 1959. A retired schoolteacher, she had resided in this area 33 years. She was a member of the Rochester Women's club, On-Na-Wa club, the Grace United Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are two sisters, the Misses Julia and Inga DAHL, both of Strom, Wis., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. John WORTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, Septemer 21, 1972

Ethel I. Nelson
Mrs. Ethel I. NELSON, 77, Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted in the early afternoon. Mrs. Nelson was suffering from failing health for the past two years.
She was the daughter of Riley and Martha CARRINGTON MUSSER and was born at Woodland, Ill., Nov. 26, 1894. Her marriage was to Nels O. NELSON on March 31, 1915, at Gardner, Ill. He died Jan. 16, 1968.
Mrs. Nelson and her husband were the former owners and operators of Nelson's Pountry at 411 Main street, nearly 20 years ago. They had operated the business at that location for some 25 years. After closing the business she worked as a practical nurse. Mrs. Nelson was a member of Grace United Methodist church. She had lived in Rochester for the past 45 years, moving here from Warsaw. Prior to her death she was residing at the National Nursing home.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold L. (Margaret) METHOD, Chicago, Ill.; one son, John R. NELSON, Leiters Ford, who is athletic director and assistant principal at Culver Community high school; five grandchildren; one brother, Charles R. MUSSER, Oklahoma City, Okla., and one aunt, who reared her after the parents died during her youth, Mrs. Irene C. MORGAN, Chicago, Ill.
Final rites will be at the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Philip LUTZ will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, September 22, 1972

Rozella Gilsinger
Mrs. Rozella GILSINGER, 39, Logansport, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial hospital in Logansport. Born April 11, 1933, in Jasper county, she was the daughter of Francis R. and Viola MITCHELL JOHNSON. Her marriage was Sept. 26, 1952, to Richard GILSINGER, who survives. She had spent most of her younger life in Fulton county.
Also surviving are five sons; two sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Charles STERK, Akron; a brother, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic church in Logansport. Friends may call at the Morocco funeral home in Logansport after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Harold R. Price
Harold R. PRICE, 58, 325 East Sixth street, died at 6:18 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient one week with a heart and lung condition.
He was born Nov. 13, 1913 in Huntington county to Guy and Rhoda O'CONNELL PRICE and had resided most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties. He was married Nov. 13, 1936 in Rochester to Betty POWERS, who survives. He was a cabinetmaker and carpenter. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Barbara) LUEY, R.R. 1, Lucerne; Mrs. Kent (Beverly) CARPENTER, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Mrs. John (Beatrice) BELLA, R.R. 6, Elkhart; ten grandchildren, and a brother, John [PRICE], Rochester. A brother, Roy [PRICE], died in 1967.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The family requests contributions to Mr. Price's memory to the Heart Fund.

Saturday, September 23, 1972

Sulphrona Callaway
Mrs. Sulphrona CALLAWAY, 91, passed away in Florida at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

Elizabeth Louise Baker
Mrs. Louise BAKER, 68, Miller nursing home patient, died about 2 a.m. today at the nursing home. The body was removed to the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, September 25, 1972

Sulphrona Callaway
Final rites for Mrs. Sulphrone Mae CALLAWAY, 91, Ft. Myers, Fla., who died at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Lee Convalescent home in Ft. Myers, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Lawrence I. SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Callaway had been ill the two months preceding her death. She was the daughter of Joseph and Alma HOOVER RHODES and was born Dec. 29, 1880 at Athens. Her marriage was to Howard M. CALLAWAY. He died in 1948.
Mrs. Callaway was a Fulton county resident prior to moving to Ft. Myers 12 years ago.
Surviving are one son, Kermit H. CALLAWAY, Ft. Myers, Fla., and one grandson, Kermit H. [CALLAWAY] Jr., of Cincinnati, O.

Elizabeth Louise Baker
Mrs. Elizabeth Louise BAKER, 68, formerly of Peru, died at 2 a.m. Saturday at the Miller Nursing home.
She was the daughter of Robert and Mabel AUSTIN EMERSON and was born Feb. 1, 1904 in Steuben county. Her marriage was to Emery BAKER. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Baker was a member of the First Baptist church of Peru.
Surviving is one brother, Warren EMERSON of Garrett. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites were at 1 p.m. today. The Rev. Posey GAINES officiated and burial was in the Lagro cemetery at Lagro.

Charles H. Morgan
Charles H. MORGAN, 72, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
He was born Feb. 26, 1900 in Fishers, Ind., to Charles H. and Marcella SHAFER MORGAN. He was married to Lucille STEVENS Oct. 16, 1926 at Kokomo; she survives. He was semi-retired and a part-time employee of Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna. He was a member of the Ninth Street Christian church in Logansport.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, Ned S. [MORGAN], Amboy; Charles D. [MORGAN], Kewanna, and John F. [MORGAN], Bruce Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Mayme HAWKINS, Kokomo, and Mrs. Vera BOUSMAN, Eaton, O., and ten grandchildren. A son, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 26, 1972 to Wednesday, September 27, 1972

[no obits]

Thursday, September 28, 1972

Rebabelle Boswell
Mrs. Rebabelle BOSWELL, vice president of the McMahan-O'Connor Construction company that was founded by her father, died unexpectedly Wednesday about 8:30 p.m. of a heart attack.
Mrs. Boswell, who was 61 years of age, resided at 719 Jefferson street.
Her husband, Edwin C. BOSWELL, in president of the road construction firm that was begun here in 1924 by her father, Otto McMAHAN, who died in 1961. The company now is the largest Indiana-based highway contractor and also one of the largest in the Midwest.
A lifelong resident of Rocheter, Mrs. Boswell had pursued an active career in local civic and church leadership. She served 10 years on the board of trustees of Rochester schools, from 1952-58 and again from 1963-67. During both terms of school board duty, she served as board president and she helped plan and accomplish construction of the new elementary schools as well as the new high school.
An active member and supporter of Grace United Methodist church, she belonged to its WSCS.
Born March 22, 1911, she was the daughter of Otto and Carrie TOWNSEND McMAHAN. Her marriage was Sept.17, 1932, in this city.
A graduate of Rochester high school, she earned her college degree at DePauw university in 1932, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Mrs. Boswell was a member of the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary and of the Gray Ladies at Woodlawn hospital.
She also was a founder and director of the R. B. Foundation, a philanthropical trust formed by the McMahan-O'Connor firm. The foundation has provided financial grants to colleges, schools and churches, including those locally, as well as giving scholarship aid to local students.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. James (Lalla) HEYDE and Mrs. Terry (Rebecca) SMITH, both of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Edwin F., David B.and Robert W. HEYDE and Julie, Terry B., Todd M. and Christopher SMITH and two brothers, Robert O. McMAHAN and George T. McMAHAN, both of Carmel, Cal.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 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 at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening. The family requests that contributions in lieu oif flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Rev. Harley Fisher
The Rev. Harley U. FISHER, 88, Peru, died at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The Rev. Fisher was the son of Cornelius and Mary Elizabeth MILLER FISHER and was born April 24, 1884 at Perrysburg. His marriage was to Clara Belle LOWMAN in Fulton county Aug. 5, 1908. She survives.
The Rev. Fisher was a retired minister and former owner of the Twin Pines Orchard near Mexico for several years. He was ordained in 1914 in the church of the Brethren, of which he was a member for 5 years before joining the Independent Fundamental Church of America. He taught Sunday school classes for several years and was a member of the Horticultural Society.
Surviving are two sons, Isaac L. [FISHER], Peru, and David C. [FISHER], Battle Creek, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Louise FULTZ, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Damaris MORHOUSE, Milford; nine grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren. Two daughters and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at the Church of the Brethren in Mexico at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. James HUNTER and the Rev. Jay McKINLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru after 2 p.m. Friday and at the church or one hour before services. Memorials may be given to the Cancer Fund or the World Missionary Press in New Paris.

Earl W. Day
Funeral services were conducted at the Written Kirby funeral home in Hollywood, Fla., for Earl E. DAY, 62, former Akron businessman who died Monday. He had lived in Hollywood for the last 12 years.
Mr. Day was born April 16, 1910 in Akron to Charles E. and May DAY. He was married to Grace OVERHOLSER of North Manchester, who survives with a daughter, two grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and a brother, Joe DAY of Akron.

Friday, September 29, 1972

Etta Van Schoonhoven
Mrs. Etta Van SCHOONHOVEN, mother of Mrs. Allen JUMP of Rochester, died in Geddes, S.D. Thursday morning. Although she was hospitalized, her death was unexpected. She is survived by six children and nineteen grandchildren. Services will be in the Geddes Community church Monday. While the Rev. and Mrs. Jump are in Geddes, the First United Presbyterian church pulpit will be filled for Sunday Communion services by the Rev. Josef PALAT of the First Christian church.

Saturday, September 30, 1972

Harold Deardorff
Harold DEARDORFF, 64, Roann, died Friday afternoon at Woodlawn hospital after an eight-month illness.
He was the husband of Evadena HALTERMAN DEARDORFF, formerly of Rochester; the son-in-law of Jane HALTERMAN, 315 Pontiac street, and brother-in-law of Harrison and Otis HALTERMAN and Mrs. Reardon NEWMAN, all of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grandstaff funeral home at Roann, with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Edward L. Carroll
Edward L. CARROLL, 51, 37 McCabe avenue, Pawtucket, R.I., died Friday following a seven-week illness. He was the husband of the former Pat KEEL of Rochester, niece of Mrs. Ray GLASS, of Rochester.
Final rites and burial will be Monday in Pawtucket.

Monday, October 2, 1972

Reathel F. Jensen
Mrs. Reathel F. JENSEN, 73, 915 Madison street, died at 2 p.m. Sunday in Stratford House in Wabash. She had been a patient one day and ill nine months.
Born Nov.27, 1898, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Luther and Anne KUHN PACKER. Her marriage was to Henry JENSEN who preceded in death in 1968. She came to Rochester in 1953, moving from Chicago. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the World War I Barracks auxiliary.
Surviving are one step-son, Leo JENSEN, of Downers Grove, Ill., and numerous cousins. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 3, 1972

Ida M. Rapp
Ida Mae (ZELLER) SAYGER RAPP, 92, Athens, died at Canterbury Nursing Home at 6:10 a.m. today. She had been ill for the past two years.
She was the daughter of James and Mary THOMPSON ZELLER and was born April 30, 1880 at Athens. Her first marriage was to Charles P. SAYGER who died Nov. 10, 1951. She was later married to Walter Earl RAPP who died Dec. 15, 1967.
Mrs. Rapp was a lifetime resident of Athens before entering the nursing home May 29, 1970. She was a member o the VFW Auxiliary of Rochester.
Surviving are four sons, Robert [SAYGER], Houston, Tx.; Chester SAYGER, East Chicago; Lester SAYGER, Chicago, and William SAYGER, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Elsie) DUST, South Holland, Ill.; Mrs. Patrick (Mary) SULLIVAN, Chicago, and Mrs. Vernon (Lena) ARNOLD, Los Angeles; eleven grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Harry [Blanche] FITCH, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiagte and burial will b e in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Blanche Watson
Last rites were held Monday at the Flanner and Buchanan funeral home in Indianapolis for Mrs. Blanche McCLURG WATSON, former Fulton county resident.
Born near Frankford, she was the daughter of John and Florence CARRICK McCLURG and was employed many years with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Washington and in Chicago. She was a graduate of Burlington high school.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Alice McCLURG and Mrs. L. V. (Ruth) BROWN, both of Indianapolis, and one brother, Fred C. McCLURG, Rochester.

Dorothy L. Arven
Mrs. Dorothy L. ARVEN, 58, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient two months and ill nine months.
Born Dec. 16, 1913, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Alfred and Anna GALLOWAY PURSCH. Her marriage was Nov. 24, 1930, in Rochester, to Paul D. ARVEN, who survives. She had lived the majority of her life in Fulton and Cass counties and was an employee of the Topps Manufacturing company until her retirement in 1971. She attended Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Esther CUMMINGS, Logansport, and nieces and nephews. Her parents and two brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizen's 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 Cancer Fund.

Irene Ball
Mrs. Irene BALL, 68, former Rochester resident, died Saturday in Windermere, Fla.
Born Aug. 10, 1904, at Sheridan, she was the daughter of Myrt and Pearl HINSLEY.
Surviving with her husband, Lester Allen [BALL], are the mother and a brother, Vaughn HINSLEY, of North Webster, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Wednesday, October 4, 1972

Goldie B. Burns
Miss Goldie B. BURNS, 414 West Second street, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted last Friday. She had been ill for eight months preceding her death.
Miss Burns was the daughter of George Abner and Mary Ellen PUTNAM BURNS and was born Aug. 21, 1893 in Henry township.
Miss Burns was an Akron resident before moving to Rochester in June to live with her nephew, Ivan BURNS Jr. She formerly worked as a home nurse and was a member of the WCTU and the Omega church at Akron.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Claude (Opal) HUFFMAN, Roann; three brothers, Vernon [BURNS), Rochester; Estil [BURNS], Wabash, and Claude [BURNS], Gilead. Four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Kenneth GIMMI will officiate and burial will be in the Omega cemetery near Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Zena Waymire
Mrs. Zena WAYMIRE, 94, Deedsville, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Wabash.
Mrs. Waymire was the daughter of Elias and Christine FETROW MARBURGER and was born Sept. 26, 1878, in Miami county. Her marriage was to Charles WAYMIRE on Feb. 12, 1896. He died Jan. 4, 1952.
Mrs. Waymire was a 70-year member of the Deedsville United Methodist church. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Ethel HATTERY, Denver; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be in the Country Chapel of McCain's funeral home in Denver at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Kenneth HOSTETLER will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

Clifford Hickman
Clifford R. HICKMAN, 74, R.R. 2, Kewanna, was found dead at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday by officers of the sheriff's department. His death was an apparent suicide.
Investigating also were state police and Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL county coroner. The Harrison funeral home is in charge of last rites.

Thursday, October 5, 1972

Clifford R. Hickman
Clifford Raymond HICKMAN, 75, Kewanna, died at his home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Fulton county sheriff's department. He had been in failing health for the past year.
He was the son of Simon and Jane ABBOTT HICKMAN and was born April 1, 1898, at Elwood. His marriage was to Edna SIZEMORE in 1918 at Winamac. She survives.
Surviving are two sons, William [HICKMAN], Winamac, and Ernest Ray [HICKMAN], Anderson; one daughter, Mrs. Eva GARBISON, North Judson; one brother, Clyde [HICKMAN], Hebron; fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Fry and Lange Mortuary. The Rev. Russell FAGNER will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Investigating the incident were State Troopers David FOUTS and Jerry JOLLEY, Fulton County Deputy Earl VANCE and Fulton County Coroner Dr. Wayne KNOCHEL.

Herman P. Steininger
Herman P. STEININGER, 73, 218 Pontiac street, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He had been ill one year.
Born Dec. 5, 1899, near Fulton county, he was the son of Howard and Eliza STEININGER. His marriage was to Grace HERBICK on Feb. 27, 1928, in Fulton county. She died in February, 1969. Mr. Steininger had lived the majority of his life in this area and was a former employee of Armour Company here. He also worked for the Rochester City Park Department for six years. He was a member of the Church of God and served in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Orville (Marjorie) BROWN, Ithaca, N.Y.; Mrs. Daniel (Charlotte) WINTERRODE, R.R. 1, Andrews; eight grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. George STEININGER, Fort Wayne; one daughter, his parents, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Abbie A. Reiter
Mrs. Abbie A. REITER, 83, 920 Jefferson street, died at 6:50 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Reiter was the daughter of Wilbur F. and Mary HALL WHEADON and was born March 1, 1889 in White county. Her marriage was to Samuel J. REITER on May 20, 1911.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) YERICK, Lima, O.; a son, Samuel [REITER], Ft. Wayne; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Miss Helen V. REITER, Rochester.
Final rites will be at the D. O. McCOMBS and Sons funeral home in Ft. Wayne, and burial will be in the Lindenwood cemetery at Ft. Wayne. No time of burial has been set.

Friday, October 6, 1972

Russell E. Cauffman
Russell E. CAUFFMAN, 52, R.R. 3, New Carlisle, died at 2 p.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend. He had been ill three months.
Born March 7, 1920, at South Bend, he was the son of Vern and Gertrude SCHARFFENBERG CAUFFMAN. His marriage was Aug. 15, 1943, at Rochester, to Marjorie ALBER, who survives. He had resided in New Carlisle 22 years, moving from Rochester. He was an employee of the Esayheat-Wirekraft company at New Carlisle.
Also surviving are four sons, Edward and Rory [CAUFFMAN], both at home; John [CAUFFMAN], of Fort Wayne, and William [CAUFFMAN], of Rolling Prairie; two daughters, Norva and Sally [CAUFFMAN], both at home; six grandchildren; one brother, Howard [CAUFFMAN], Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Eleanor GELBAUGH, Rochester, and Edith and Florence [CAUFFMAN], both of Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Hudson Lake Church of Christ. The Rev. Lee LADD will officiate. Burial will be in the New Carlisle cemetery where the American Legion Post 297 will conduct military rites. Friends may call at the H. C. Amen funeral home in New Carlisle on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Sylvia M. Ditmire
Mrs. Sylvia M. DITMIRE, Fulton, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at her residence. She had been ill three days.
Mrs. Ditmire was the daughter of James A. and Mary NEFF WALLACE. Her marriage was Nov. 28, 1920, at Peru, to Ralph W. DITMIRE. He preceded in death in 1965. She had resided in Fulton since 1930, moving from Detroit. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist.
Surviving are one daughter, Virginia DITMIRE, Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Clara YAFFY, Los Angeles. A daughter, brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. Stephen SCHRADER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lichelle Leann Petrosky
Lichelle Leann PETROSKY, infant daughter of Rudy and Sue PETROSKY, of Akron, was stillborn at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
Surviving with her parents are one sister, Teresa [PETROSKY], at home; two brothers, Steven and Kim [PETROSKY], both at home, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Thelma LOCKRIDGE, R.R. 1, Akron, the paternal grandfather, John PETROSKY, of Plymouth.
Final graveside rites will be conducted at 11:15 a.m. Saturday in the Akron cemetery. The Rev. Harold WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Blanche M. Harmon
Mrs. Blanche M. HARMON, 89, longtime resident of R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died early today at her residence. She had been ill with a heart condition.
Final rites have been tentatively set for 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Carrie Carithers
Mrs. Carrie CARITHERS, 85, Fulton, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Thursday. Born Aug. 8, 1887, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Charles and Amanda DAY WHITE. Her marriage was Aug. 23, 1905, in Fulton county to Francis CARITHERS. He preceded in death. She was a lifetime resident of Fulton and a member of the Fulton Order of Eastern Star and the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, Theo "Bub" CARITHERS, Fulton, and Francis "Hass" CARITHERS, also of Fulton; a brother, Theodore WHITE, Kewanna; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren. One brother and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Stephen SCHRADER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, October 7, 1972

Blanche M. Harmon
Blanche M. HARMON, 89, Tippecanoe, was found dead in her bed at 9 a.m. Friday. She was believed to have died in her sleep. She had not been seriously ill but was under a physician's care for a heart condition.
Mrs. Harmon was the daughter of John and Amanda MECHLING WADDLE and was born Sept. 22, 1883. Her marriage was to William HARMON in 1905. He died in 1955.
Mrs. Harmon lived her entire life in the Tippecanoe area. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church and the Missionary Society of the church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ingle BODLGETT, Bourbon; Mrs. Edna HENTZLER, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Lucille STRONG, Plymouth; Mrs. Harold (Lottie) SANNER, Argos, and Mrs. B. L. (Carrie) CRIPE, Walton; two sons, Ralph [HARMON] of Argos, and Harold [HARMON] of Ft. Wayne; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren. Two sons, Keith and Kenneth [HARMON], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home of Argos. The Rev. James GABHART will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, October 9, 1972

Blanche Adamson
Mrs. Blanche ADAMSON, 81, 122 West Seventh street, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient one week.
Born Oct 17, 1890, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Nelson and Hannah LARAMORE BRYANT. Her marriage was May 16, 1953, in Rochester, to Leroy ADAMSON, who survives. Mrs. Adamson had resided here most of her life with the exception of a few years spent in Fort Wayne. She was a member of he Church of God and the WCTU.
Also surviving ar two step-daughters, Mrs. George (Doris) DEAMER Jr., R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Glen (Virginia) LAW, R.R. 9, Columbia City; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clara GAST, Rochester; one brother, Lester BRYANT, Phoenix, Ariz. Four sisters and two brothers preceded in death. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C.J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Tuesday, October 10, 1972

Alvah V. Walters
Alvah V. WALTERS, 82, 1429 Madison street, died at 12:43 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Monday.
Born Dec. 3, 1889, in Rochester, he was the son of Samuel W. and Emma WEBB WALTERS. His marriage was Feb. 27, 1916, in Rochester, to Lenna E. WILSON, who survives. He was a plumber by trade and worked many years with the Jim Darrah plumbing company and the Burton Plumbing and Heating company. In his latter years he was self-employed.
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and had taught in its Sunday school for 40 years. He was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge and the South Bend Scottish Rite.
Surviving with his wife is one son, Norman [WALTERS], of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Grace United Methodist chrch memorial fund.

Ray F. Myers
Ray Frank MYERS, 77, R.R. 2, Culver, died at 8:05 p.m. Monday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill several years.
Born May 27, 1895, in Waupecong, he was the son of Jacob and Anna METZLER MYERS. His marriage was in 1920 at Kokomo to Nine Fay JORDAN. She preceded in death in 1961. He had resided in the Culver ara since 1971, moving from Argos. He had operated the Myers rocery at Oak Grove and Argos. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Argos American Legion and the VFW at Plymouth.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carroll (LaVerne) EWING, R.R. 2, Culver, and Mrs. Fred (Norma) KUHN, of South Bend; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; six brothers, Henry [MYERS], of Nappanee; Willis, Ora, Clyde and Irvin [MYERS], all of Amboy, and Charles [MYERS], of Peru; three sisters, Mrs. Louise (Mary) LEE, South Bend; Mrs. Elmer (Barbara) HAHN, of Argos, and Mrs. Emma BOWLAND, of Amboy. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery where full military rites will be performed by the American Legion Post. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, October 11, 1972

Elnora Lowmaster
Mrs. Elnora LOWMASTER, 66, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Tuesday. She had been ill 10 years.
Born Aug. 28, 1906, in Fulton county, to Dullen and Harriet MILLER BOWERS, her marriage was Dec. 22, 1926, in Rochester, to Clell LOWMASTER, who survives. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron area and a member of the Athens United Brethren church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George (Anna May) SMITH, Baton Rouge, La.; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elwood (Bertha) PIERATT, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Marie BOICE, Warsaw; Mrs. Mable SHOEMAKER, also of Warsaw; three brothers, Frank and Raymond BOWERS, both of Athens, and Ralph BOWERS, of New Orleans, La.; one half-brother, Ira BAKER, of Rochester. One daughter and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. George RESER will officiate. Burial will be in he Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday ntil the hour of service on Saturday.

Thursday, October 12, 1972

Myrtle Doud
Mrs. Myrtle DOUD, 89, former Fulton resident, died Wednesday night at her home in Asheville, N.C. She had been ill several years.
Born April 12, 1883, in Fulton, she was the daugher of George and Margaret TILDEN. Her marriage was to Dr. Chester DOUD, who died in 1944. She was a schoolteacher 44 years, having taught in Indiana and Michigan. She had lived in Asheville one year, moving from Fulton. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, W. O. DOUD, Asheville, N.C.; Kermit DOUD, Matawan, N.J.; a twin brother, Dr. Bert KENT, Fulton; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton chuch. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.

Friday, October 13, 1972

George Babarik Sr.
George BABARIK Sr., 60, South Whitley, former Rochester resident, died at 2:25 a.m. today at his residence. He had been ill since April.
Born April 1, 1912, in Prospect, Pa., he was the son of Alex and Ethel BASCO BABARIK. His marriage was to Anne TUMO on June 19, 1931. He was an engineer for Gribco corporation at the Mite Corporation in South Whitley.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Byron (Ethel) BARTLETT, Mishawaka; one son, George [BABARIK] Jr., of New Carlisle; two brothers and three sisters.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Miller funeral home in South Whitley. Burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Saturday.

Saturday, October 14, 1972

Harley E. McGee
Harley E. "Spud" McGEE, 67, a founder and partner of the Rochester Building Service, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday in Lee Memorial hospital at Fort Myers, Fla. He had suffered a heart attack earlier in the week.
Survivors include the wife, Mildred [McGEE]; a son, Robert [McGEE], Rochester, and a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Marcia) WERTZBERGER, Indianapolis.
Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home

Linda Lou Million
Mrs. Linda Lou MILLION, 28, R.R. 1, Rochester, died in the Indiana University Medical Center this morning following an illness of six years.
A resident of Rochester 10 years, she was an employee of Hart Schaffner & Marx. She was born April 26, 1944 in Peru to Albert L. and Lucy VIGAR SMITH. She was married to Charles MILLION in 1968.
Surviving are the mother, R.R. 1, Rochester; a brother, Larry LEWIS, R.R. 1, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Danny Joe BECK, R.R. 2, Rochester; a niece and seven nephews.
Last rites will be in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home at Peru Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call after noon Monday.

Lucille Pugh
Lucille PUGH, 61, Akron, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she was a patient one day. She had been ill two years.
She was born April 7, 1911 in Miami county to Edward O. and Matilda C. BROWN DEEDS. She moved from Deedsville to Akron five months ago. She was married Oct. 29, 1927 in Mexico to Paul PUGH, who survives.
Mr. and Mrs. Pugh had operated a grocery store in Deedsville for the last 10 years. She was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren and the Gilead Eastern Sar 246.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Pauline) MARTIN, Akron; three sons, Harold [PUGH], Akron, Jack [PUGH], R.R. 2, Macy, and Dale [PUGH], R.R. 1, Roann; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Denny and Earl [PUGH], both of Rochester, and Russell [PUGH], Milwaukee, Wis. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Arthur TINKLE officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
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Monday, October 16, 1972

Harley E. McGee
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Harley E. "Spud" McGEE, former Rochester resident who died Friday in Fort Myers, Fla. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the heart Fund.
Mr. McGee was born Aug. 10, 1906, at Athens, to Edward and Pearl CHRISTMAN McGEE. His first marriage was Mariam BARNHISEL in 1929. She died Jan. 20, 1966. His second marriage was in 1967 to Mildred BOYLAN, who survives.
A retired building contractor, Mr. McGee was the founder and part-owner of the Rochester Building Service. He had resided most of his life in Rochester and the Athens area. He was a member of the Rochester Rotary club and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Robert E. McGEE, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Dennis (Marcia) WERTZBERGER, Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Michael and Patty McGEE, both of Rochester; Mark, Matthew, Leanne and Michael WERTZBERGER, all of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Ted (Olive) SMITH, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; Mrs. Mable LEGARD, of Sarasota, Fla.; four brothers, Harold [McGEE], Rochester; Charles [McGEE], Ossian, Ind.; Ray [McGEE], of Anderson, and Rev. Dee McGEE, of Marion.

Clyde E. Hoffman
Clyde E. HOFFMAN, 70, 1023 Elm street, died at 10:05 a.m. today in Veteran's Administration hospital at Fort Wayne, where he was a patient for two weeks.
He was born Dec. 25, 1901 south of Akron to Noah and Lola POTTER HOFFMAN and had lived most of his life in Fulton county. He also had lived in Canada for a few years. His first marriage was in August of 1942 to Helen McCALLA. On Jan. 1, 1949 he was married in Rochester to Edna REESE TIMBERS who survives. He retired from the former Studebaker corporation in South Bend in 1963. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and was a member of the local American Legion post.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Karen) ARBUCKLE, Columbia City; six grandchildren; a step-daughter, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) CLARK, R.R. 3, Warsaw; three step-sons, Robert TIMBERS, R.R. 2, Rochester, Dean TIMBERS, Pierceton, and Clair TIMBERS, Elkhart; seven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Rex (Nylene) HOFFER, Warsaw.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster and Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Mervel A. Smith
Mervel A. SMITH, 78, former resident of Mentone who lived at the Pleasant View nursing home in Wabash, was found dead Sunday about a mile from the nursing home. He walked away from the nursing home July 1.
Born Nov. 18, 1893 in Miami county, he was the son of Irvin and Viola ECKMAN SMITH. He was married to Ruth E. SWITZER June 6, 1914 in Mentone; she died in 1964.
He had been a school teacher for 33 years before retiring. He had been principal at Silver Lake, Etna Green, Thorn Creek township near Columbia City and Sidney and also taught at Sevastapol and Mentone. He was a Mentone teacher for 15 years.
He was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church, Mentone Masonic lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Indiana Teachers Association. He was a graduate of Manchester college and Indiana university and had taught summer sessions at Manchester college.
Surviving are a son, Frank SMITH, Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Bonnie) GRAGG, Warsaw; a brother, Paul [SMITH], Peru; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Norman E. McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 17, 1972

Virginia Kurapka
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Virginia M. KURAPKA, 46, formerly of Rochester. She died in her mobile home near Cornell, Ill. Mrs. Kurapka lived alone and death is believed to have occurred about Oct. 12.
She was born April 10, 1926 in Fulton county to Ralph and Laura GOTTSCHALK SCHINDLER, who reside at 1215 Jefferson street. She was married in Toledo, O., to Joseph KURAPKA. She was a registered nurse.
Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Karen) ENGLE, R.R. 2, Albion. A brother, Jack SCHINDLER, died in 1951 as a Korean War casualty.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery by the Rev. Donald W. MILLER. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, October 18, 1972

[no obits]

Thursday, October 19, 1972

Mary I. Dunlap
Mary I. DUNLAP, 83, Argos, was found dead at her home at 9 a.m. today by neighbors who went to investigate. Death was thought to have occurred about 6 a.m. from a heart attack. Mrs. Dunlap lived alone and had been under a physician's care for a heart condition.
Mrs. Dunlap was a retired registered nurse and had been employed at the South Bend Memorial hospital for several years.
Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Friday, October 20, 1972

Mary I. Dunlap
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Miss Mary I. DUNLAP, R.R. 2, Argos, who died Thursday at her residence. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.
Born Jan. 11, 1889, in the same neighborhood in which she died, she was the daughter of Solomon and Catherine LEFFERT DUNLAP. She was a graduate of the Hamilton, O., School of Nursing. She had been a nurse throughout her active life, retiring a few years ago. She was at one time a nurse at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving are two brothers, Ford C. DUNLAP, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Eldon L. DUNLAP, R.R. 3, Rochester; nieces and nephews. Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Saturday, October 21, 1972 to Monday, October 23, 1972

[no obits]

Tuesday, October 24, 1972

Charles A. Owens
Word has been received here of the death of Charles Andrew OWENS, 89, Tipton. Mr. Owens was the grandfather of Mrs. Robert MITCHELL of Rochester, and the father of Mrs. Huck FENN of Macy.
Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Betty, Jefferi, Paula, Patrick BILBY and Jonathon MITCHELL, all of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Weatherman-Morris funeral home in Tipton.

Mary M. Neal
Final rites were conducted Monday in St. Louis, Mo., for Mrs. Mary Martha NEAL, 68, of St. Louis. She was the sister of J. Ernest LEWIS, of Rochester.
Mrs. Neal was a member of the Tri Kappa sorority in Lebanon and the First United Presbyterian church of St. Louis.

Edith Burns
Mrs. Edith BURNS, 80, 1224 Elm street, died at 7:50 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient one week.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Wednesday, October 25, 1972

Vernie E. Burns
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Vernie E. BURNS, 80, 1124 Elm street, who died Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. C.J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday until the hour of service.
Mrs. Burns was born May 24, 1892, in Miami county to Solomon and Elizabeth PLATTER ZARTMAN. Her marriage was Oct. 1, 1924, in Peru to Vernon L. BURNS, who survives. She had lived the majority of her life in Miami and Fulton counties and attended the Church of God.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Betty) HAMMOND, Indianapolis; Mrs. Richard (Velva) BURKETT, Mrs. Wayne (Joan) PENNY, both of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Richard (Lovel) O'DELL, Rochester; two sons, Harold [BURNS] of Rochester and Howard [BURNS], of Crown Point; fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Ferdie ZARTMAN, Long Wood, Fla. A son, his parents, one sister and a brother preceded in death.

Thursday, October 26, 1972 to Friday, October 27, 1972

[no obits]

Saturday, October 28, 1972

Mary Jane Doud
Mary Jane "Maude" DOUD, 93, Macy, died at 2:55 p.m. Friday at the Duke's hospital in Peru after being ill for several days.
Mrs.Doud was the daughter of Emmanuel and Matilda FRYE and was born in White county on Sept. 1, 1879. Her marriage was on Oct. 27, 1898, to Arthur DOUD who died Oct. 21, 1956.
Mrs. Doud lived in Macy most of her life and was a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Gerald [DOUD], Akron; three daughters, Mrs. Hilda WATSON, Peru; Mrs. Janet DAILY, Remington, and Mrs. Alice BROWN, Marion; one half-brother, Homer CRISPEN, Kokomo; seven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Two daughters, a son and three grandchildren preceded in death as did two brothers and three sisters.
Final rites will be at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 2 p.m. Sunday.

Charles A. O'Dell
Charles Alfred O'DELL, 82, died at 7 p.m. Friday in Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru. He was the father of the Rev. James O'DELL of Macy. The body was taken from the McCain funeral home to the Mille funeral home at Greenville, O., where rites are pending.

Susan Moss
Final rites for Mrs. Susan Lynn MOSS, 20, R.R. 1, Star City, granddaughter of Mrs. Rosa MacLAIN, R.R. 1, Kewanna, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Harrison Garden Chapel at Royal Center. The Rev. Charles CUMMINGS will officiate and burial will be in the Thompson cemetery at Royal Center. Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Moss died in Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac at 12:10 p.m. Friday, an hour after she was injured in a two-vehicle accident 5 1/2 miles east of Winamac. Police said her husband, David [MOSS], 17, swerved to miss a dog in the road, the car's brakes locked and the car struck a mail carrier's car that was stopped at a mailbox.
She was born Sept. 13, 1952 in Cass county to Cecil and Jessie MacLAIN HINES. She was married to David Mark MOSS Sept. 25, 1972. She graduated from Pioneer high school in 1972, where she was a member of the Sunshine Society.
Surviving with the husband and Mrs. MacLain are the parents, of R.R. 2, Royal Center; a sister, Judy [HINES], and two brothers, Cecil [HINES] Jr., and Mark [HINES], all R.R. 2, Royal Center, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George HINES, R.R. 1, Burnettsville. A sister preceded in death.

Monday, October 30, 1972

Nathan Pletcher
Nathan PLETCHER, 90, Argos, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at the home of his son, Russell PLETCHER, in South Bend.
Born March 19, 1882, at Wakarusa, he was the son of David and Nancy BRENNAMAN PLETCHER. His marriage was July 21,1906, at Plymouth, to Cleo E. BEAM. She preceded in death in 1967. Mr. Pletcher had resided in Argos 45 years, moving from Nappanee. He was a retired employee of the Bendix corporation and a member of the Pearl Street Church of God in Plymouth.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Naomi) CROW, of Plymouth, and Mrs. Harold (Goldie) BARLOW, of Argos; five sons, Charles [PLETCHER], of Bellflower, Cal.; Russell [PLETCHER], South Bend; the Rev. Ralph PLETCHER, of Niles, Mich.; Willard [PLETCHER], of Argos, and Gene [PLETCHER], of Walkerton; thirty-four grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren. Two sons, Paul and Clarence [PLETCHER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ralph PLETCHER will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thuesday.

Marie Callender
Mrs. Marie CALLENDER, 88, Franklin, former Rochester and Akron resident, died at 12:30 a.m. today in the Franklin Masonic home.
Born June 3, 1884, at Gilead, she was the daughter of John and Salomie LONGNECKER LOWE. She was a member of the Rochester Order of Eastern Star.
Nieces and nephews survive.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Esther Nicodemus
Mrs. Esther NICODEMUS, 59, R.R. 1, Akron, died unexpectedly at 9:45 p.m. Saturday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marvin WHETSTONE, Akron. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born May 13, 1913, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Vern and Versa OVERMYER MILLER. her marriage was July 3, 1932, in Rochester, to Robert NICODEMUS, who survives. She had spent her lifetime in the Fulton county area.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carolee MYERS, Akron, and Mrs. Marvin (Lo Ann) WHETSTONE, Akron; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Maurice (Irene) SAYGER, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Irma ZOLMAN, R.R. 1, Claypool; her mother, Mrs. Vera SMITH, R.R. 1, Claypool. Two brothers 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 I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Vern F. Sanders
Vern Franklin SANDERS, 76, 1116 Franklin street, died at 12:55 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Fort Wayne.
Born Oct. 9, 1896, in Fulton county, he was the son of Henry F. and Elsie McGRIFF SANDERS. His marriage was Oct. 4, 1925, in Rochester to Annabelle DAVIS, who survives. Mr. Sanders was a mechanic and lived his entire life in Fulton county. He was an employee of the Hammel Chrysler-Plymouth company until two weeks prior to his death. He was an employee of the former Miller Brothers Garage, Kepler Chevrolet Agency, Fultz Auto Agency. He at one time operated a service station on North Main street. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and the Rochester Lions club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Franklin (Virginia) LONG, R.R. 2, Rochester; two sons, Francis and Wendell SANDERS, both at home; three grandchildren, Holly, Heather and Birch LONG; two sisters, Mrs. Ben (Blanche) OVERMYER, Cassopolis, Mich., and Mrs. Arthur (Glenn) ZENTS, R.R. 2, Argos
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday 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.

Oszro D. Osborn
Oszro D. OSBORN, 91, 207 West 13th street, a former Winamac resident, died at 7 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill one week.
He was born Oct. 16, 1881, in Jay County. His marriage was July 4, 1907, in Winamac to Nellie PFOST. She died in September, 1971.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ellis HARNISH and Mrs. Louvada HERSHBERGER, both of Muncie; Mrs. Margtaret DAVIS, Richmond, and Mrs. Leota ROWE, New Carlisle; two sons, Lewis [OSBORN], Winamac, and William [OSBORN], of Phoenix, Ariz.; thirty-five grandchildren, and thirty-seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Kennedy funeral home in Winamac. The Rev. Larsene HALL will officiate. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Elmer C. Moss
Elmer C. MOSS, of near Kokomo, died Sunday at 9 p.m. at the Americana nursing home in Kokomo after an illness of seven years.
He was born in Howard county June 17, 1895 to Henry and Amanda HARTGROVE MOSS. His first marriage was in 1917 to Vada KERBY, who died in 1952. In 1957, he married Charlene KAICY, who survives. he was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Elsie GEARHEART, R.R. 1, Montpelier; Mrs. Mary JACKSON, R.R. 1, Galveston, and Mrs. Betty BULLICK, Marion; four sons, Ray MOSS and Hershel MOSS, both R.R. 1, Burnettesville; Gene MOSS, Galveston, and Wayne MOSS of near Kokomo; thirty-six grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. May KILE, R.R. 1, Galveston, and Fay NOEL, Walton. Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be in the Galveston First Baptist church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Revs. Willis SYPHERS and Robert CHAPMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Galveston cemetery. masonic services are set for 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas-Murray funeral home in Galveston where friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the church for one hour before services.

Tuesday, October 31, 1972

Fred Townsend
Fred TOWNSEND, 86, North Manchester, former Akron resident, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday in the Wabash county hospital. He had been ill two years and serious two weeks.
Born April 11, 1886, in Windfall, he was the son of Lawson and Mary Etta DEGOLDIER TOWNSEND. His marriage was Sept. 7, 1907, in Rochester to Sophia FLOOR. A retired farmer, he had resided in North Manchester 14 years, moving from Akron.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elsie McGEE, North Manchester; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. One son and one half-sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Theron HAINES will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the uneral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Edith E. Rusie
Mrs. Edith E. RUSIE, 83, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Saturday in the Pleasant View nursing home at Wabash.
Born in Indianapolis May 7, 1889, she was a member of the Haverford Moravian church, Grace United Methodist church in Rochester, Birthday club of Rochester, the Gray ladies and the WSCS.
Surviving are a son, John A. RUSIE, Mexico; three daughters, Mrs. Jean GIESEKING, Mrs. Alice MARSH and Mrs. Lois SMITH, all of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Allan WAMSLEY, Indianapolis; Mrs. Hazel BAIN and Mrs. Harry TYNER, both of Greenwood; two brothers, Russell PETERSEN and James PETERSEN, both of Indianapolis; twelve grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Last rites were at 1:30 p.m. today in the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple mortuary in Indianapolis. Burial was in the Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis.

May B. Bowerman
Mrs. May B. BOWERMAN, 68, Mentone, died at 10:21 a.m. Monday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She had been ill two months.
Born Nov. 9, 1903, at Hamilton, Mich., she was the daughter of Ronie and Maude HALL CHANEY. Her marriage was Dec.13, 1921, at St. Joseph, Mich., to John D. BOWERMAN, who survives. She had resided in the Mentone area eight years, moving from Harvey, Ill. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church; Mother of World War II, Home Economics club and a Past Noble Grand of the Rebekah lodge at Harvey, Ill.
Also surviving are one son, Lloyd D. BOWERMAN, Palmyra, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Virginia) LUCHT, Mentone; a brother, Cecil CHANEY, South Holland, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Orrel COOPER, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Bertha CROUD, of New Carlisle, and Mrs. Adele STRAND, Hartford, Mich.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Mentone United Methodist church. The Rev. Walter HOUSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Brook cemetery at Niles. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone after 7 p.m. today.

Ralph R. Ingle
Ralph R. INGLE, 73, Peru, died at 4:50 a.m. today in the Friendly Nursing home in Peru. He had been ill two years.
Born May 17, 1899 in Cassopolis, Mich., he was the son of John and Ann APPLE INGLE.
Among the survivors is a nephew, Charles J. INGLE, of Nyona Lake.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Country Chapel at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. Burial will be in the Brick cemetery at Nappanee. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Oszro D. Osborn
Inadvertently omitted from the list of survivors of Oszro D. OSBORN, 91, 207 West 13th street, who died Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, was the name of a daughter, Mrs. George JOHNSON, with whom Mr. Osborn had lived for the last 14 months.

Wednesday, November 1, 1972

Gary Wagoner
Gary WAGONER, 20, R.R. 1, Plymouth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul WAGONER of Plymouth and nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. WAGONER 1808 Oakwood drive, Rochester, was killed at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday in a one-car accident on old U.S. 31, five miles north of Plymouth. Death was attributed to a skull fracture.
Waboner was thrown from the old U.S. 31 bridge that crosses dual-laned U.S. 31 to the berm of dual-laned U.S. 31, about 20 feet below the bridge.
Police said Wagoner, northbound, lost control on the curve at the bridge approach. The car hit the abutment on the west side of the road and then became airborne. While the car was in the air, Wagoner was thrown from it.
Five minutes after the accident occurred, a northbound car ran into the wrecked car. Police said there were no lights on the wrecked car. Raymond BECKER, driver of the northbound car, finally saw Wagoner's body.

Thursday, November 2, 1972

Bessie Lea Funnell
Bessie Lea FUNNELL, 77, Akron, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru.
She was born Dec. 3, 1894 in Akron to Joseph and Lydia SHOUP HINSEY. She had resided most of her life in the Akron and Gilead areas. Her first marriage was to Estil BLUE, who died in 1918. She then married Andrew FUNNELL, who died in 1958. She was a member of the Gilead United Methodist church, the WSCS, and the Perry Township Home Improvement club.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E. Z. (Katherine) KUNTZ, Peru; Mrs. Lorraine (Nina) OPPLE, Akron, and Mrs. Donald (Bonnie) WALTERS, R.R. 2, Macy; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Maude ELLIS, Warsaw. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

William Roy Czapansky
William Roy CZAPANSKY, 79, 1229 Elm street, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph's hospital in Mishawaka at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Czapansky was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman CZAPANSKY and was born in Lockney, Texas, Jan. 2, 1893. His marriage was to Frances P. OWENS on Sept. 19, 1915, at Lamont, Okla. She died Aug. 1, 1959.
Mr. Czapansky moved to Rochester 55 years ago from Lamont, Okla. He retired from the Sealed Power corporation in 1961 and had worked as a harness maker for the Calvin and Myers hardware store for a number of years, also. Mr. Czapansky was a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are one son, Marvin [CZAPANSKY], of Lydic, and one granddaughter, Miss Wendy Lou CZAPANSKY, also of Lydic.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. George KING will officiate and burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Lawrence Babcock
Lawrence "Doc" BABCOCK, 70, Lake Manitou, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. He was owner and operator of Babcock Sales and Service on the north side of Lake Manitou, where he sold and services boats and motors.
Born Oct. 5, 1902 at Germany Station to Dr. Isaac L. and Laura Ellen SPANGLER BABCOCK, he was a lifetime resident of this community. For many years he was a grocer and had a meat market with his late brother Pete [BABCOCK] on Main street. He also was very active in local lodges. He was married Dec. 31, 1922 in Mexico, Ind., to Theressa M. HENDRICKS, who died Feb. 16, 1965.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Bonita Jean) STEWART, Tampa, Fla.; two sons, William [BABCOCK], Rochester, and Dr. F. W. BABCOCK, Culver; fifteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Milo (Ielda) SMITH, Modesto, Cal. Two brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Earl SHARP officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Memorials other than flowers may be through contributions to the Cancer Fund or the Heart Fund.

Ida H. Cook
Ida H. COOK, 81, formerly of Royal Center, died at Grandview hospital in Dayton, O., at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
She was born Feb. 21, 1891 in Hawkins county, Tenn., to J.H. and Nancy GRUBBS WHITE. She was married to E.L. COOK in 1908 in Kepler,Tenn.; he died Jan. 25, 1962. She and her husband owned a grocery in Royal Center from 1931 to 1965. Sshe was a member of the Kewanna Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Lee [COOK], of Lafayette, and Clyde [COOK], of Lucerne; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret STINE, Dayton, O., with whom Mrs. Cook had lived for the last six years; Mrs. Clara LUNGSFORD, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Mildred BOYETT, Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Maude McLAIN, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Pearl BROWN, Exeter, Cal.; a brother, Bruce WHITE, Richmond, Cal.; fifteen grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren. Two daughters, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison garden chapel in Royal Center with the Rev. Keith MEGILLIGAN officiating. Burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, November 3, 1972

Lloyd A. Hunter
Lloyd Allen HUNTER, 84, R.R. 3, Peru, died at the home of his son, Charles [HUNTER], R.R. 1, Mentone, at 1:35 a.m. today. He had b een at his son's home for three months.
He was born July 30, 1888 near Sidney to Isaac and Hulda LEEDY HUNTER and had resided in the Peru area most of his life. He was married to Myrtle May BOYER in Warsaw Aug. 4, 1910; she survives. He was retired from the Wabash railroad and was a member of the Peru Brethren church, the Peru Moose lodge and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen.
Surviving with the wife are five sons, Delbert [HUNTER], Rochester; Robert [HUNTER], Mishawaka; Jacob Deverl [HUNTER], Peru; Charles [HUNTER], Mentone, and Lloyd [HUNTER] Jr., St. Joseph, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Everett (Annabelle) RATHFON, Rochester; Mrs. John (Juanita) ZIEGLER, Kingsley, Mich.; Mrs. George (Irene) LIEBO, Elkhart, and Mrs. Harold (Carolyn) FIVECOATE, Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Ida MILLER, North Manchester; twenty-three grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone after 2 p.m. Saturday and at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru after 2 p.m. Sunday. Services will be at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. James MARSHALL officiating. Burial will be in the Ever Rest Memorial Park in Logansport.

Leota Sevier
Mrs. Leota SEVIER, 88, Winter Haven, Fla., died there Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
She was born Feb. 8, 1884 near Atwood to William and Ella DECKER SHILLING and had lived the last 35 years inFlorida. She was married to Richard SEVIER, who died in 1958. She was a member of the Beemer United Methodist church in Winter Haven.
Surviving are a brother, Hubert SHILLING, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Bertha) BESSON, Mentone.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Walter HOUSE officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, November 4, 1972

Clarence W. Horn
Clarence Wilbur HORN, 56, 1220 Washington street, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at his home. He had been in failing health, but his death was unexpected.
He was born Jan. 7, 1916 in Mentone to Granville and Mary G. DORLAND HORN. He had lived in Rochesrter 13 years, moving here from Talma. He was married Oct. 17, 1936 in Bremen to Dorothy TOBEY, who survives. He was employed by Rochester Homes Inc. and was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.
He was deacon in the Rochester Church of Christ.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Carolyn) METZGER, Berne; a son, Jack L. [HORN], Akron; four grandchildren, Jeffrey and Pamela HORN, Akron, and Daniel and Lisa METZGER, Berne; four sisters, Mrs. Ford (Opal) MEREDITH, Mrs. Howard (Thelma) CLIPP and Mrs. Harve (Zedna) MOLLENHOUR, all of Elkhart, and Mrs. O. C. (Mable) CRADDOCK, West Virginia, and three brothers, Howard and Kenneth [HORN], both of Mentone, and Donald [HORN], Winona Lake.
Final rites are set tentatively for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Church of Christ and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. today until noon Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Jessie J. Maus
Mrs. Jessie J. MAUS, 98, died about 9:45 a.m. Friday at the National nursing home in Peru. She was born Oct. 4, 1874 in Fulton county. She was married to Austin MAUS Jan. 16, 1896. They lived all their married life at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31 in Miami county. Mrs. Maus died Aug. 7, 1944.
Surviving are a son, Hal B. [MAUS], Denver; a daughter, Honor FLORA, near Macy; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Charles R. Bitterling
Charles R. BITTERLING, 75, 1601 Monroe street, died at 11:35 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where he was a patient for eight days. He had been in failing health for 6 1/2 years.
He was born April 4, 1897 near Monterey to Charles and Amanda OVERMYER BITTERLING and had resided most of his life in Fulton and Pulaski counties. He was married Jan. 22, 1919 in Rochester to Bertha SHIDAKER, who survives. He retired from farming in 1961.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Roger (Frances) WERNER and Mrs. Robert (Norma) EVANS, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Henry (Annabelle) SPARKS, R.R. 2, Winamac; two sons, Harold W. [BITTERLING], rural route Winamac, and Kenneth L. [BITTERLING], R.R. 3, Rochester; twenty grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Valentine (Mable) REINHOLD, Monterey, and a brother, George [BITTERLING], rural route Kewanna. Two grandchildren, five sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating and burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 6, 1972

Viola M. Smith
Miss Viola Marie SMITH, 25, 324 Ohio street, died at 4:40 p.m. Saturday in Memorial hospital in South Bend where she was admitted after being struck by a car Friday.
Born Jan. 22, 1947, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Richard and Viola REESER SMITH, who survive. She had resided the majority of her life in this area except for the past five years when she resided here and also in South Bend. She was a graduate of Rochester high school and the Vogue Beauty College in South Bend. She was an employee in the laboratory of the Physics department at Notre Dame university. She was a member of the Church of Nazarene.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. John (Betty Lou) ZOPPE, Seagoville, Txas; a brother, Richard [SMITH], of Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Katherine EYTCHESON, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl SMITH, Rochester; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John BUNNELL, of Mexico.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris KENT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clarence W. Horn
The Clarence Wilbur HORN obituary, which was listed in Saturday's edition of The Sentinel, failed to list that Mr.Horn's parents and one brother, Charles [HORN], preceded him in death.
Final rites were conducted for Mr. Horn Sunday afternoon at the Rochester Church of Christ. Burial was in the Mentone cemetery.

Mary E. Kindig
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth KINDIG, 84, Logansport, died at 11:35 a.m. Sunday in the Chase Manor nursing home. She had been in failing health 1 1/2 years.
Born Feb. 11, 1888, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Phillip and Catherine KNAPP SAUSAMAN. Her marriage was July 3, 1906, in Peru to Thorton C. KINDIG, who survives. She had resided in Logansport since 1909, moving from Akron. She was a member of the Market street United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, William T. KINDIG, Logansport; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. William (Berdella) SHIREMAN, Akron. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the McCloskey, Hamilton-Good funeral home in Logansport. The Rev. Al KUNDENREICH will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wilbur D. Kemp
State Trooper Wilbur Dean KEMP, 34, R.R. 3, Peru, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday after taking his own life by hanging. His death is under investigation by Miami County Coroner M. D. SIXBEY and the Indiana state police.
Born Aug. 10, 1938, in Morocco, he was the son of Simon J. and Wilma HARRISON KEMP. His marriage was in February, 1959, in Morocco to June C. PRATHER, who survives. He had resided in the Peru area since 1968, moving from Valparaiso. He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance church. He was an army veteran and a member of the Indiana state police.
Also surviving are two children, Jimmy Dean and Stacy Lynn [KEMP], both at home; his mother, of Morocco; two brothers, Lamar [KEMP], Indianapolis, and Robert [KEMP], of Lafayette; two grandmothers, Mrs. Sarah MILLER, Morocco, and Mrs. Joseph KEMP, Montgomery, Ind.
Friends may call at the McCain Country Chapel after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Jackson funeral home in Rensselaer where friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Gerald WELSH will officiate. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery at Morocco.

Hilda B. Schoenradt
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Miss Hilda B. SCHOENRADT, 77, Denver, who died at 4 a.m. Saturday in the Kenneth E. SPANGLER home in Denver. She had been ill three weeks. The Rev. Tobey RENDLEMAN officiated. Burial was in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport.
Born Aug. 18, 1895, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Johann and Caroline E. ZECH SCHOENRADT. She had resided i the spangler home in Denver the past three years and had lived most of her life in the Fulton area. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran church of Logansport.
Surviving is one niece, Mrs. John (Dorothy) ROGERS, of South Bend. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.

Tuesday, November 7, 1972

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Wednesday, November 8, 1972

Irene Murphy
Mrs. Irene MURPHY, 58, former Akron resident, died early today in the Vermillion hospital in Clinton, Ind.
Final arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Irene Murphy
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Irene E. MURPHY, 58, Clinton, who died Wednesday in the Vermillion county hospital. She had been a patient five days, suffering from a heart attack.
The Rev. George RESER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until the hour of service on Saturday.
She was born Aug. 1, 1914, in Fulton county, the daughter of Jessie and Nora WILSEY LINEBRINK. Her marriage was Jan. 26, 1935, at Macy to William MURPHY, who survives. She had been a resident of Clinton three years, moving from Akron. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Also surviving are two sons, Paul L. [MURPHY], Akron, and Phil E. [MURPHY], Wabash; three daughters, Mrs. Robert HERBEST, Peru; Mrs. Larry (Pauline) SUMPTER, Wabash, and Mrs. Richard (Peggy) KELSHEIMER, Clinton; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. O'Neal (Mamie) GAGNON, Akron; Mrs. Alice SWOPE, Rochester; Mrs. Edith COLLINS, Macy; one brother, Ray LINEBRINK, Rochester. One son and a brother preceded in death.

Friday, November 10, 1972

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Saturday, November 11, 1972

Erma Hicks
Mrs. Erma HICKS, 68, St. Petersburg, Fla., former Gilead resident, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday in the St. Petersburg General hospital.
Born Feb. 17, 1904, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Earl and Cora CONNER LOWE. Her marriage was to Arthur HICKS, who survives. She was a U.S. Public Health Nurse and a member of the Methodist church in St. Petersburg.
Surviving with her husband are a step-son, Robert HICKS, and two step-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Walter LOWE, Wabash, and Mrs. Rexall LOWE, Akron.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Martha R. Heideman
Mrs. Martha R. HEIDEMAN, 38, R.R. 2, Roanoke, died Wednesday at the Methodist hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Born in Monterey Jan. 11, 1934, she was the daughter of Frank and Grace OVERMYER. She was married to Lawrence D. HEIDEMAN, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Michael [HEIDEMAN], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Della RUSCHAU, Monterey, and Mrs. Dorothy RENTSCHLER, Prescott, Ariz.; five brothers, Harry and Elmer OVERMYER, both of Rochester; Lloyd [OVERMYER], Monterey; Paul [OVERMYER], Clarkston,Wash., and Wayne [OVERMYER], Knox.
She was director of nursing of service at Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Peter's Lutheran church at Huntington and burial will be in Pilgrim Rest cemetery at Huntington. The body will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the D. O. McComb and Sons funeral home, 1140 Lake avenue, Fort Wayne.

Monday, November 13, 1972

Myrtle F. Keim
Mrs. Myrtle F. KEIM, 71, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Saturday at her residence. She had been ill 3 1/2 years and death was attributed to a heart ailment.
Born Dec. 19, 1900, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Casper B. and Hattie BOCKOVER JEWELL. Her marriage was Aug. 16, 1921, in Rochester, to Robert W. KEIM, who survives. She had spent her lifetime in the Rochester area and was a member of the Rochester Trinity Unitd Methodist church, Macy Eastern Star and the Green Oak Community club.
Surviving with her husband are a son, Fred [KEIM], of Rochester, and two grandchildren, Keith and Jane [KEIM], of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where O.E.S. will conduct memorial service at 8 p.m. today. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

James G. Caldwell
James G. CALDWELL, 76, R.R. 1, Bunker Hill, died at 5:05 p.m. Saturday at his residence.
He was born May 28, 1896, the son of Benjamin and Katie WALLACE CALDWELL. His marriage was April 8, 1917, to Elsie Grace ENGLE. She survives. Mr. Caldwell was a retired carpenter and had rsided in the Bruce Lake community 28 years.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Homer (Phyllis) WILLIAMS, Bunker Hill; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 14, 1972

Bert Damron
Bert DAMRON, 70, 619 Indiana avenue, died at 11:25 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been a patient one day and ill 10 years.
Born Sept. 19, 1902, in Prestonsburg, Ky., he was the son of Pem DAMRON and Virgie HOLBROOK, both deceased. His marriage was March 26, 1925, in Prestonsburg to Audie HOWARD. She died March 9, 1971. Mr. Damron resided here since 1942, moving from Prestonsburg. He was a retired employee of the Indiana Metal Products company.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Steve (Judes) CROUSSORE, Rochester; Mrs. Richard (Beatrice) GILLILAND, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Joe (Ellen) MORROW, Rochester; Mrs. Ed (Lottie) SMOKER, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Marty (Sue) SHUEY, Rochester Mrs. Harold (Annie) LEWIS, Perrysburg; Mrs. David (Dottie) MAYHEW, Warsaw; two sons, Carl and Dewey [DAMRON], both of Rochester; twenty-eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude ARENETT, Mrs. Ortha LEASE and Mrs Marie VANCE, all of Prestonsburg, Ky; three brothers, Boyd HOLBROOK, Prestonsburg, and Charlie and Eugene [DAMRON], both of Florida. Five sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Henry BRADLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 15, 1972

[no obits]

Thursday, November 16, 1972

Joseph Vojtasek Sr.
Joseph VOJTASEK Sr., Ladysmith, Wis., father of Frank VOJTASEK of Rochester, died Wednesday morning in Ladysmith. Final rites will be Friday in Our Lady o Sorrow church in Ladysmith.

Friday, November 17, 1972

William J. Delaney
William J. DELANEY of Michigan City died Thursday morning in that city. His wife is the former Eva McMAHAN, daughter of the late Hugh McMAHAN. Rites will be Saturday afternoon in the Carlisle funeral home at Michigan City.

Florence V. Emmons
Mrs. Florence V. EMMONS, 85, Grand Rapids, Mich., former Rochester resident, died at noon Thursday in the Butterworth hospital in Grand Rapids. She had been ill since July.
Born Sept. 10, 1887, in Argos, she was the daughter of Francis and Lucy CHAPMAN BUCHER. Her first marriage was to Alton GLASS. Her second marriage was to Harry EMMONS, both preceded in death. She was a member of the Argos Order of Eastern Star and had resided in Michigan the past four years. She had lived most of her life in the Rochester and Argos community.
Surviving are one son, Ray GLASS, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Narcissis) PICKING, Grand Rapids; a step-son, Charles EMMONS, of Marshall county; three step-daughters, Mrs. George (Minnie Belle) HOWE, Argos; Mrs. Carl (Louise) SHEETS, Plymouth; Mrs. Garry (Bea) HAUPP, of Alabama.
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 Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday where the O.E.S. of Argos will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

David L. Sweet
From Vera Swartz file [probably from a Logansport newspaper]
David L. SWEET, 60, Rt. 1, Burnettsville, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital.
Death was attriburted to a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the chest last Tuesday at his home, according to Cass County Coroner Manfred WOLF. He had been in ill health for some time.
Born June 28, 1912, in Rochester, he was the son of Charles and Minnie NELSON SWEET and was employed by North American Rockwell, Inc.
His marriage was April 10, 1937, in Logansport, to Melba E. BARNETT who survives.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Ronald [SWEET], 605 Barlett St., three brothers, William and Charles [SWEET], Rochester; and James [SWEET], Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Clearo PURDUE, Des Moines, Iowa; and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home with David MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 18, 1972

John A. Larson
John A. LARSON, 89, R.R. 1, Macy, died today at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Oct. 12. Rites are pending at the Citmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Deloris Kay Gordon
Mrs. Deloris Kay GORDON, 32, Argos, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Henry Ford hospital at Detroit, Mich., where she was admitted last Monday night. She had been ill three months.
Born Oct. 16, 1940 in Huntington, she was the daughter of Clarence and Marie HALLER ARCHAMBEAULT. She graduated from Argos high school in 1958. She was married to Larry G. GORDON in Argos June 21, 1959. He survives. She had worked as a teller for the Argos State Exchane bank. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband and her parents, all of Argos, are three daughters, Laura Kim [GORDON], 13; Darci Jo [GORDON], 11, and Michelle Kay [GORDON], 10; four sisters, Mrs. George (Rita) MARKS, Bourbon; Mrs. Claude (Idamae) RATLIFF, Falls Church, Va.; Mrs. Terry (Annell) THOMPSON, Warsaw, and Mrs. John (Rene) HARLEY, Mishawaka; a brother, John [ARCHAMBEAULT], Argos.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Argos United Methodist church with the Rev. Robert HENSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. Sunday and until noon Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Cynthia Ann Cole
Mrs. Cynthia Ann COLE, 75, 496 East Fifth street, Peru, died at 4 a.m. today at her residence.
Born Sept. 9, 1897, in Prestonsburg, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Poppie CONNLEY SHEPHERD. She had lived in Peru two years, moving there from Liberty Milles, Ind.
Her marriage was Dec. 26, 1921, in Prestonsburg to Lewis COLE, who survives. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Silver Lake.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Junior (Rosalee) HOOKS, Athens; Mrs. Belve (Evelyn) TURNER, Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. Donald (Mary) HARVEY, Athens; six sons, Aaron [COLE], Huntsville, Ala.; Owen [COLE], Wabash; Adran [COLE], Akron; William [COLE], Coloma, Mich.; Belve [COLE], Wabash, and Raymond [COLE], Lagro; three brothers, George SHEPHERD, Lima, O.; Sylvester SHEPHERD, Claypool, and Nathan [SHEPHERD], Kenton, O.; one sister, Mrs. Glathie HACKWORTH, Claypool; twenty-three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pentecostal Church of God in Silver Lake with the Rev. Aaron STANLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home aftr 7 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Tuesday, and at the church an hour prior to services.

Monday, November 20, 1972

Lena I. Billman
Lena Irene BILLMAN, 62, Argos, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a 2 1/2 month illness.
She was born June 19, 1910 in Green township near Argos to William and Hattie KROUSE LISTENBERGER and had lived the last seven years at her present home, returning to Argos from Cincinnati, O., where she had resided 20 years. She was married to Vernon R. BILLMAN in Bloomington Sept. 8, 1932. He survives.
A 1928 graduate of Argos high school, Mrs. Billman was a lifetime registered nurse. She was supervisor of nursing at Deaconess hospital in Cincinnati for 20 years and most recently was employed at the Miller Merry Manor convalescent home in Plymouth. She was active in the Argos United Methodist church and was president of the Argos Progress club.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Dianne) WEST, Joliet, Ill.; a son, Daniel [BILLMAN], Rushville; four grandchildren; the mother, of Argos; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Betty) CURRENS, and a brother, Darwin [LISTENBERGER], both of South Bend, and a brother, Floyd [LISTENBERGER], Houston, Texas. A sister, Geraldine [LISTENBERGER], died at the age of three.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Charles PIAZZA officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 21, 1972

Francis J. Carithers
Francis J. "Hass" CARITHERS, 66, a prominent businessman in Fulton for many years, died at 7:10 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He moved to Akron recently after purchasing the automatic laundry in that town.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton, where rites are set for 2 p.m. Thursday. Final arrangements and details will be announced Wednesday.

Howard A. Belt
Howard A. BELT, 77, formerly of Macy, died Sunday evenng in the Veteran's hospital at Tomah, Wis. He had lived in Wisconsin since his discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1918.
Surviving are a son, Halbert [BELT], Warrens,Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Lois NELSON, Dodgeville, Wis., and Mrs. Beverly ARITY, Tomah; a brother, Dr. F. M. BELT,Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. Gail KOONTZ, Indianapolis, and Miss Opal BELT, Greenfield.
Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at the White funeral home in Tomah and burial will be in the Warrens cemetery.

William Gillen and
Evelyn Gillen
Double rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone for Evelyn V. and William N. GILLEN, Etna Green couple who were injurd fatally Monday morning in a two-car crash on U.S. 31 at Lakeville.
The Elder Elias SARBER will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gillen, 55, was born July 5, 1917, at Etna Green, to Alexander and Dora LECHLITNER MIKEL. She and her husband had resided in the Etna Green area four years, moving from South Bend. She was an employee of the Social Security office in South Bend.
Surviving are one brother, Everett MIKEL, Etna Green; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Flossie) HABEL, of Morley, Mich.
William GILLEN, 59, was born Nov. 20, 1913, in Arkansas to Lawrence and Vera BEECHING GILLEN. He was a former custodian in the Mishawaka church.
Surviving are three sons, William [GILLEN] Jr., a student at St. Louis university; Kevin and Thomas [GILLEN], both of Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Mary) DEMPSEY, Bridgeport, Conn.

Waldo B. Hutchinson
Waldo B. HUTCHINSON, 64, South Bend, former Athens resident, died Monday at St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka.
Born Oct. 15, 1908, at Athens, he was the son of James and Maude BOZARTH HUTCHINSON.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Woodland, Ind. Burial will be in the Athens Mount Hope cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pearl Hasher
Mrs. Pearl HASHER, mother of Mrs. Delores SEAGRAVES, Rochester, died at 4 a.m. Monday in the Wells County hospital in Bluffton.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Thomas funeral home in Bluffton. Burial will b e in Bluffton.

Wednesday, November 22, 1972

Francis J. Carithers
Final rites will be b e at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Francis J. "Hass" CARITHERS, 66, Akron, who died Tuesday morning in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. George HAPNER will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton county cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
A prominent businessman in Fulton for many years, Mr. Carithers lived there almost all his life. He moved to Akron Nov. 1, where he owned the Easy-Clean Laundromat and Car Wash. He previously owned three grocery stores in Fulton, a sundries store, the Fulton Laundromat and a restaurant. He also owned and operated the H&K tavern in Fulton for seven years, having sold it last month.
Mr. Carithers was born April 23, 1906 in Fulton county to Francis O. and Carrie WHITE CARITHERS. His marriage was Sept. 15, 1935, in Martinsville to Kathleen RANNELLS, who survives.
He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple, the Rochester Elks and Eagles lodges and the Manitou VFW Post.
Also surviving ar a son, Steve CARITHERS, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Sherry) NORRIS, Fulton; five grandchildren, and a brother, Theo CARITHERS, Fulton.

Thursday, November 23, 1972

[no obits]

Friday, November 24, 1972

William K. Talbott
A petition requesting exhumation of the body of William Kenneth TALBOTT, 24, Plymouth, from the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery was granted in Fulton circuit court Wednesday. The petition asks that an autopsy be made at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.
The petition stems from a grand jury investigation asked by St. Joseph County Prosecutor William E. VOOR Jr. William Elson McCHESNEY is charged with first degree murder in the death of Talbott.
Talbott's body was found along Linden avenue in South Bend last September. At that time St. Joseph County Coroner James McMEEL ruled out a heart attack as cause of death. X-rays showed that there were no broken bones and Talbott's cause of death went undetermined.
Voor's charge of murder against McChesney was filed Nov. 17 and specified strangulation as the method. McChesney had been picked up in Kentucky Nov. 14, and charged with auto theft--he was driving Talbott's car. He was extradicted to the St. Joseph county jail where he is being held without bond pending the findings of the St. Joseph county grand jury. The grand jury is recessed until Monday morning.
Talbott's grandmother, Mrs. Beatrice WILLOUGHBY, lives in Kewanna.

Mitchell Manns
Mitchell MANNS, 66, Akron, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at his home. He had been ill for 21 years.
Mr. Manns was the son of Jasper and Amanda HOWARD MANNS and was born Jan. 20, 1906 in Brethett county, Ky. His marriage was to Grace BARNETT July 14, 1924 in Salyersville, Ky. She survives. Mr. Manns moved to Akron from Kentucky 21 years ago. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ in Salyersville.
Surviving are three sons, Bradie, Oscar and Carmel [MANNS], all of Akron; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tony MANNS of Auburn, and Wiley BAILEY of North Judson; two sisters, Mrs. Liza RITCHIE, Frankfort, Ky., and Mrs. Rosalee COLDREN, Talma. One daughter, one grandchild, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Curtis MARSHALL will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William A. Perkins
William A. PERKINS, 73, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at the Winamac nursing home at 8:30 p.m. Thursday following an extended illness.
Mr. Perkins was the son of Steven and Alice WALKER PERKINS and was born Sept. 21, 1899 in Attica. He was married to Mary LINDEN at Rochester in 1920. She died in 1953. His second marriage was to Margaret WITHAM in Winamac in 1953. She died in March of 1971. Mr. Perkins was a retired farmer and former member of the Prairie Grove E.U.B. church.
Surviving are one son, Steven [PERKINS], Kewanna; one daughter, Mrs. Jean FREDRICK, Kewanna, and three grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Dorothea L. Shambarger
Dorothea Lucille SHAMBARGER, 64, Macy, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at University hospital in Indianapolis. She had been ill for 1 1/2 months and had been a patient at the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks.
Mrs. Shambarger was the daughter of Otto and Estella DILLMAN GOODWIN and was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Cass county near Mexico. Her marriage was to James C. SHAMBARGER in Peru on July 9, 1927. He died Dec. 14, 1958. Mrs. Shambarger had been a resident of the Denver and Macy communities for most of her life. She was a member of the Christian Church at Macy.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Norma Jean) CLARK, Macy; two sons, Loren K. and William H. [SHAMBARGER], both of Macy; eight grandchildren, and her mother. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. James R. O'DELL will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Edgar G. Keebler
Edgar G. KEEBLER, 81, 1031 Pontiac street, died at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. He was admitted to the hospital at noon Tuesday. Mr. Keebler suffered a stroke last July.
Mr. Keebler was the son of John and Mary Elizabeth MOON KEEBLER and was born March 7, 1891 in Lycoming county, Pa. His marriage was to Ruth E. WAECHTER at Akron on April 19, 1930. She died Aug. 20, 1967.
Mr. Keebler had been a representative of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York for the past 52 years in Fulton county. He served as president of the Rochester Community School board during the building of Riddle and Columbia elementary schools. He was a member of Grace United Methodist church and the Rochesrter Masonic lodge.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth FELIX, Rochester; one brother, C. I. KEEBLER, Boyton Beach, Fla.; two nieces; one nephew, and numerous great-nieces and nephews. A brother, Clarence KEEBLER, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Masonic lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where friends may call after 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, November 25, 1972

Iris Kunkle
Iris KUNKLE, 53, Peru, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the Caylor Clinic in Bluffton following an illness of 10 months.
Mrs. Kunkle was the daughter of Berlin and Marie HEDRICK, Peru. They survive. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Sharon) COOK, Peru; a son, Edward [KUNKLE], Peru; a brother, Melvin HEDRICK, Lake Manitou, and six grandchildren.
Rites are pending athe Eichenberry funeral home in Peru.

Paul Meier
Paul MEIER, 83, R.R. 1, Rochester (Woodrow community), died at 10:30 p.m. Friday at his home. Among the survivors are a daughter, Pauline MEIER, Rochester, and a son, Wilford [MEIER], of Matteson, Ill. Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Monday, November 27, 1972

Paul Meier
Final rites were conducted today in Chicago Heights, Ill., for Paul MEIER, 83, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died Friday morning at his residence. Burial was in Chicago Heighs. Local arrangements were in charge of the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Rebecca F. Lindsey and
James Lindsey
Peru, Ind. - After two days of searching by state police divers, the body of one-year-old James LINDSEY was recovered from the Eel river Sunday about one mile south of Denver.
Dibers began searching for the child Friday afternoon following an accident which claimed the life o his mother, Rebecca F. LINDSEY, 22, Denver. The wreck occurred on Denver Pike road near the Eel river bridge about 12:05 p.m. Friday but wasn't discovered until nearly 2 1/2 hours later.
Authorities said Mrs. Lindsey was going to work and taking her son to the home of Willard LINDSEY, Peru, her father-in-law.
When she was late for work, her manager, John SWEENEY, contacted Mrs. Lindsey's father-in-law who in turn called her husband, Leon LINDSEY. When she was not found at home, her route was traced and the accident scene was located.
State police said tha Mrs. Lindsey's car went over a guard rail near the bridge, down a 30-foot embankment and flipped over before sinking in the river. Her body was found half in and half out of the partially submerged auto.
Charles McCUTCHEON, a nearby resident, informed authorities that he had heard the sound of the wreck while working on the roof of his home Friday. He said that when he looked down the road he didn't see anything but a bent sign at the bridge.

Donna Jean Holt
The Pharos-Tribune & Press, Logansport, Ind.
Peru -- Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope cemetery for Donna Jean HOLT, infant daughter of Dennis J. and Dorsa SMITH HOLT of 124 1/2 W. 6th St., Peru.
The child died at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, 3 1/2 hours after b irth.
Surviving with her parents are one sister, Tricia [HOLT], at home, and grandparents.
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Glenn N. Lowman
Glenn N. LOWMAN, 55, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 12:35 p.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. He had been ill two months.
Born Oct. 14, 1917, at Burket, he was the son of Walter and Alpha AULT LOWMAN. His marriage was Sept. 2, 1941, to Evelyn FERREE in Washington. He had resided in the Burket and Akron areas all of his life and owned and operated the Lowman General store since 1937. He attended the Akron Church of God and was a Kosciusko county commissioner and a member of the Kosciusko Reublican party. He was a member of the Moose lodge at Warsaw.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Tim [LOWMAN], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Diane) SCHIPPER, R.R. 2, Macy; five brothers, Donald [LOWMAN], Silver Lake; Wayne [LOWMAN], Leesburg, Fla.; Isaac [LOWMAN], Norriage, Ill.; Max [LOWMAN], Houston, Texas; Dale [LOWMAN], Warsaw; his mother, Mrs. Alpha WOOD, of Warsaw. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Fund.

Catherine V. Wiltshire
Mrs. Catherine Viola WILTSHIRE, 92, 621 East Ninth street, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks. She had been in failing health four years.
She was born Sept. 9, 1880 near Akron to Phillip and Phoebe MAUL ARTER and had lived here 11 years, moving from Macy. She was married May 19, 1899 in Rochester to Ben WILTSHIRE, who died in 1966. She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gail McCARTER, Rochester; two grandchildren, Phillip McCARTER, Rochester, and Mrs. Jack (Phyllis) HESKETT, North Wales, Pa.; six great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was the last survivor of a family oif nine children.
Rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Beulah B. Morlan
Mrs. Beulah B. MORLAN, 72, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth following an eight-month illness.
Born April 14, 1900, in Green township near Argos, she was the daughter of Iden and Mina WOODARD REDMON. She had resided in the Bourbon community 25 years. Her marriage was June 5, 1920, at Argos to Russell E. MORLAN. He died in 1967. She was a member of the Wesleyan church in Argos.
Surviving are one son, Robert [MORLAN], at home; a brother, Russell REDMON, North Liberty; one sister Mrs. Roy (Lillian) BUCHBINDER, of Pinchney, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Revs. Edwin JOHNSON and Ralph WESTAFER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 28, 1972

[no obits]

Wednesday, November 29, 1972

Hazel M. Metzger
Hazel M. METZGER, 79, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at Woodlawn hospital at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1893 in Delong to Schuyler and Abigail HORNER RARRICK. She was married to G. E. METZGER March 7, 1916 in Winamac. They lived in South Bend from 1922-50, where she was a nurse's aide at Memorial hospital and an employee at Sears Roebuck. She was a member of the Ridgedale Presbyterian church of South Bend, the Radio Bible class of Grand Rapids, Mich., the South Bend Eastern Star and Rebekah lodge.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Robert [METZGER], Monticello; and John [METZGER], West DesMoines, Ia.; two daughters, Mrs. Olive LIEBERMAN and Mrs. Dorothy PHILLIPS, both of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Fern BLOCKER, Xenia, O.,and Mrs. Emma BISHOP, Chicago; thirteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Two sons and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Richard A. Peltz
Richard A.PELTZ, 43, Argos, died at 6:20 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a sis-month illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1930 in boubon to Oscar and Julia TORK PELTZ and had lived 13 years at his present residence, moving there from Plymouth. He also had resided in Long Beach, Cal. He was married Dec. 31,1951 in Long Beach to Leona WHEAT, who survives. He was a machinist at Haberle Machine company of South Bend. A Korean War veteran, he was a member and past commander of the Argos American Legion Post and a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. 373.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Penni [PELTZ], 10, at home; three sons, Mark, 12, and Brad [PELTZ], 16, both at home, and Steven [PELTZ], 20, with the Air Force at Long Beach; the mother, Mrs. Julie SHOEMAKER, Argos; a brother, Theodore "Ted" PELTZ, Culver; four sisters, Mrs. Alex (Evelyn) KOVACHEVICH, South Bend; Mrs. George (Hazel) UTTER, Plymouth; Mrs. Samuel (Betty) SMILEY, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. John (Shirley) BAKER, Tucson, Ariz.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with David W. WEINZ officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the Argos American Legion post.

Thursday, November 30, 1972

Harriett F. Warner
Mrs. Harriett F. WARNER, 73, R.R. 1, Argos, died unexpectedly at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.
Born Feb. 2, 1899, at Wabash, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary VOTAW BENDER. Her marriage was Feb. 2, 1919, at Argos to Dewey R. WARNER, who survives. She had resided in the Argos area since 1926. She was a member of the Jordan Baptist church and the Green Township Home and Hobby club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Glen (Geneva) NELSON, Highland; a son, Cecil WARNER, of Argos; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alex (Hazel) POSICK, South Bend. One sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Arley MITCHEM will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Bobbie Lacy
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Walker funeral home in Winchester for Bobbie LACY, 47, Union City, who died Tuesday in the Randolph County hospital. He was the brother of Mrs. James (Joann) REINHOLT, Kewanna.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday until the hour of service.

Earnest Sullivan
Earnest SULLIVAN, 69, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday in the Murphy Medical center at Warsaw. He had been a patient several weeks.
Born Nov. 19, 1903, in Pike county, Kentucky, he was the son of Wayne and Frances JUSTICE SULLIVAN. He had resided in the Mentone area 12 years. His marriage was in 1926 to Pearl DAUGHERTY, who survives. A retired coal miner, he was a member of the Pentecostal Lighthouse church in Warsaw.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Byron (Gail) Van DOREN, R.R. 2, Akron; four grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, all of Pike County, Ky.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Albert WHITTAKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, December 1, 1972

Gladus M. Wharton
Miss Gladus M. WHARTON, 82, Kewanna, longtime Kewanna news correspondent for The Rochester Sentinel until her retirement a few years ago, died at 12:15 Thursday in the Rochester nursing home.
Miss Wharton was born March 31, 1890, in Big Foot, Ind., the daughter of William and Nellie THOMPSON WHARTON. She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ, the Kewanna Union township auxiliary, a 50-year member of the Rebekah Lodge 140, a Past Noble Grand club charter member and the Kewanna Homemakers club.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Church of Christ at Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna after 2 p.m. Saturday where the Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Anna E. Nutt
Final rites were conducted Nov. 22, in Selma, Ala., for Mrs. Anna E. NUTT, 88, former Fulton county resident who died Nov. 21 in Selma.
Mrs. Nutt came to Fulton county in 1918, moving from Miami county. She resided five miles north of Rochester on what was then known as the Michigan Road. She and her husband, Oliver NUTT, later moved to Richland Center where they resided until moving to Dallas County, Ala. in 1927.
Surviving are two daughters, three sons, thirteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

Saturday, December 2, 1972

[no obits]

Monday, December 4, 1972

Clifford Lahman
Clifford LAHMAN, 64, Akron, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw following an illness of three months.
He was born Sept. 21, 1908 in Monterey to Simon and Addie MAXWELL LAHMAN. He moved to Akron from Monterey seven years ago. He was married Aug. 2, 1942 in Plymouth to Ida STRYCKER, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Emanuel Methodist church of Monterey.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dewitt (Marilyn) STAFFORD, Akron; four step-children, James STRYCKER, Plymouth; John STRYCKER, Culver; Mrs. Sally RHODA, Winamac, and Mrs. Jim (Linda) CARR, North Webster; a brother, Oscar LAHMAN, near Leiters Ford; thirteen grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and a half-sister, Mrs. Arthur (Beth) BRODBACK, South Bend. A son preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Monterey Methodist church with the Revs. John MOORE and Phillip LUTZ officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The family requests memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the Cancer Fund.

James E. Chamberlin
James E. CHAMBERLIN, 44, owner and operator of Harvey's cafe in Argos for 2 1/2 years, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday at his home after an 11-month illness.
He was born Dec. 9, 1927 in Mishawaka to James J. and Kathryn CLAUSS CHAMBERLIN and have lived in Argos 2 1/2 years moving there from Fort Wayne where he had lived 28 years. He was married to Carole McKEAN Oct. 9, 1948 in Fort Wayne; she survives. He was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic church in Plymouth, the Argos Lions club.
Surviving with the wife are seven children - James E. [CHAMBERLIN] Jr., Mrs. Michael (Christine) FAYLOR, Fort Wayne; Rebecca, David, Thomas, John and Matthew [CHAMBERLIN], all at home; the parents, of Fort Wayne; a brother, Rich [CHAMBERLIN], a Notre Dame student; three sisters, Mrs. James (Joan) SHORT, Brookfield, Wis.; Mrs. Clement (Kay) ACKERMAN and Mrs. Donald (Nancy) HOFFMAN, both of Fort Wayne.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Michael's Catholic church in Plymouth with the Rev. Laurence TIPPMANN officiating. Burial will be in the Plymouth New Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. tuesday, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests that memorials be given to St. Michael's church or the Cancer Research Sodiety.

Tuesday, December 5, 1972

Lawrence Newman
Word has been received here of the death of Lawrence NEWMAN of Philadelphia, Pa. He was the brother of Reardon J. NEWMAN of Rochester. Mr. Newman was a frequent visitor to this community.

Wednesday, December 6, 1972

[no obits]

Thursday, December 7, 1972

Francis X. Wappenstein
Francis X. WAPPENSTEIN, 56, Mishawaka, died Wednesday while on a business trip in Chicago. He was the father of Richard WAPPENSTEIN of Rochester. Surviving with his son are his wife, Martha [WAPPENSTEIN]; a daughter, another son and one sister.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hollis funeral home in South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Friday, December 8, 1972

Vesta A. Redinger
Mrs. Vesta A. REDINGER, 82, Argos, died at 2:40 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill two years.
Born May 16, 1890, in Mentone, she was the daughter of Morgan and Margaret Ellen HORN WARD. Her marriage was June 28, 1913, at Plymouth, to Mark REDINGER. He preceded in death. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Mentone and had resided at Argos 60 years.
Surviving are two sons, Ward and Ernest [REDINGER], both of Argos; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Martha KESSLER and one brother Coy WARD, both of South Bend.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Norman McVAY will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, December 9, 1972

Harold V. Miller
Harold V. MILLER, 70, R.R. 8, Warsaw, a former employee of the Rochester Postoffice, died shortly after being admitted to Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw following an accident on U.S. 30 bypass at the east edge of Warsaw at 3:20 p.m. Friday.
Warsaw police said Miller, alone in his car, was crossing the eastbound lane of the dual-lane bypass on Center steeet when his car was hit by a semi-rig operated by Roland P. KEY, 37, of Yoder. Key was not injured. Born May 5, 1902 in Plymouth to Vincent and Anna PUTZEY MILLER, Mr. Miller had resided all his life in Rochester until moving to Warsaw two years ago. He was married March 10, 1935 in Mishawaka to Dorothy Fern BERON, who died Aug.5, 1965.
Surviving are a brother, Raymond [MILLER], of Frankfort; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Jack (Betty) MUNSEE, Terre Haute, and nieces and nephews. Two sons, Larry Lee and Charles F. [MILLER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 11, 1972

James O. Bowyer and
Floreine G. Bowyer
James O. BOWYER, 26, R.R. 1, Rochester, father of three children, and his mother, former Kewanna resident Mrs. Floreine G. BOWYER, 44, died in a fire that engulved the mother's home, R.R. 2, Logansport, at 4 a.m. Sunday.
James and his mother, whose bodies were found in the basement rubble of the two-story frame house about three hours after the blaze broke out, died of smoke inhalation, according to Manford WOLFE of Walton, Cass county coroner.
Clarence WANDREI, Logansport assistant fire chief, said the cause of the fire was not immediately known, but that firemen were delayed because the father, William BOWYER, who escaped through an upstairs window onto a porch roof, was forced to drive into Logansport to report the fire because the phone was dead.
James BOWYER, an employee of the Bick Transit-Mix Concrete company here, had been in Logansport attending a National Guard meeting on Saturday and decided to stay with his parents because of hazardous road conditions, firemen said. The family moved from Kewanna into the home two weeks ago. Firemen said the home on Old Kokomo Pike, about a half-mile east of Ind. 29, was engulfed in flames when the department's three trucks arrived.
Mr. Bowyer and four of his sons and a neighbor boy fled the blazing home with minor injuries. Coroner WOLFE said the father thought his wife was "right behind him when he went out the window onto the porch roof." James Bowyer went to sleep on a couch downstairs and "I don't believe he ever woke up," Wolfe said. Mrs. Bowyer was trapped by the fire, believing her sons were still in their bedrooms, firemen said.
The James Bowyer family resides just south of Ind. 14 and just west of Ind. 25 near the Checker gasoline station.
Double rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Arthur HICKS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
James BOWYER was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Muskegon, Mich., to William and Floreine MAPES BOWYER. His marriage was April 10, 1966, in South Carolina to Judy Ann PAXTON, who survives. He had been an employee of the Bick Transit-Mix company the past year. He was an army veteran having served in Germany and Vietnam from 1965 to 1969. He was a member of the National Guard at Logansport.
Surviving with his wife and father are two sons, James [BOWYER] Jr. and William [BOWYER], both at home; a daughter, Brenda [BOWYER], also at home; five brothers, Dale [BOWYER], LaCrosse, Ind.; Wayne, Daniel, Timothy and David [BOWYER], all Logansport; two sisters, Janice BOWYER, LaCrosse, and Mrs. Maurice (Joann) COHAGAN, Kewanna.
A brother, William [BOWYER], was killed at the age of 23 when the car he was driving hit a bridge abutment on Ind. 17, a half-mile north of Kewanna, on April 29, 1971. The family resided on the Tom WALSH farm near Kewanna at the time.
Mrs. Floreine G. BOWYER was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Hart, Mich., to A.B. and Hattie SIBLEY MAPES. Her marriage was Oct. 23, 1945, at Marion to William B. BOWYER, who survives.
Also surviving are five sons; two daughters; her step-mother, Mrs. Dan MAPES, of Bay City, Mich; two brothers, Herbert and Lloyd [MAPES], both of Muskegon, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Geri) CROTHERS and Mrs. Everett (Ruby) EGO, both of Shelby, Mich., and nine grandchildren.

Irene Ogle
Mrs. Irene OGLE, 58, Akron, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend. She had been ill several months.
Born May 27, 1914, at Galveston, she was the daughter of Freddie [and] Ethel MERRILL DILLARD. Her marriage was in 1931 to Earl OGLE, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Fred and Bob [OGLE], both of Akron; five grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Ethel DILLARD, at Roann; two sisters, Mrs. Bob (Babe) GRAY, and Mrs. Floyd (Elnora) KRIEG, both of Akron; two brothers, Don DILLARD and Billy DILLARD, both of Roann.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Charles ZUNKEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Richard Hartleroad
Richard HARTLEROAD, 70, R.R. 3, Peru, was dead on arrival in Dukes hospital at Peru at 12:30 p.m. Sunday following an illness of 1 1/2 years.
He was born May 15, 1902 in Miami county to Jesse and Barbara WIESENBARGER HARTLEROAD and was a lifetime resident of near Peru. He was married in 1928 to Thelma DANIELS, who survives. He was retired from the C&O Railroad and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Peru Christian church.
Ssurviving with the wife are two brothers, Effinger [HARTLEROAD], of Portland, Texas, and Marvin [HARTLEROAD], Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie MILLER, Huntington, and Mrs. Kenneth WILLIAMS, Peru.
Rites will be in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home at Peru at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. The Rev. Avery W. MILEY will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Guy Kamp
Guy KAMP, 74, Akron, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital. His death resulted from complications following a two-month illness.
Mr. Kamp was born March 10, 1898 in Fulton county. He was the son of Reuben and Alfetta MOORE KAMP. His marriage was to Edith PERRY at Plymouth on Feb. 26, 1920. She died in 1962. He was remarried to Irene MAUDLIN on Jan. 10, 1966 at Akron. She survives.
Mr. Kamp was a retired farmer and a lifetime resident of Akron and its surrounding areas.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Milburn (Donas) ARMEY, North Manchester, and Mrs. Dallis (Doris) GUTHRIE, Laketon; three sons, Donald and Rawland [KAMP] of Rochester, and Gerald [KAMP] of Oxford, Ala; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three step-sons, Thomas LANDIS of Macy; Earl LANDIS of Alabama, and Lewis LANDIS of Ft. Worth, Tex.; four sisters, Mrs. Faye GROGG, North Manchester, Mrs. Mabel SMITH, Bremen, and Mrs. Katherine OVERLANDER and Mrs. Irene WIDEMAN, both of Akron. Three brothers, Robert [KAMP], Wakarusa; Harvey [KAMP], Ft. Wayne, and Forrest [KAMP], Akron. Three brothers, two sisters and three grandchildren preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheeta funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 12, 1972 to Wednesday, December 13, 1972

[no obits]

Thursday, December 14, 1972

Hubert Taylor
Hubert TAYLOR, 76, former Rochester merchant, died Wednesday at 3:35 p.m. at Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been a patient the past week. The last four years he had resided at Methodist Manor at Franklin.
Mr. Taylor retired in 1968 after 37 years' ownership Hubert's Shoes, located at the site now occupied by Foley's Jewelers. He had spent 51 years in the shoe business in this city, formerly residing at 609 Jefferson street.
Born March 30, 1896, near Rochester, he was the son of Charles and Estella ALSPACH TAYLOR. His marriage was Nov. 5, 1919, in this city to Louise BAILEY, who died in 1965.
A veteran of World War I, Mr. Taylor was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, Leroy Shelton post of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are two sons, John D. [TAYLOR], Elmhurst, Ill., and David B. [TAYLOR], Chicago; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one aunt, Mrs. Ollie ROBBINS, Rochester. Prceding in death was a brother, Orbra [TAYLOR], in 1969.
Last rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Leonard N. James
Leonard Nelson JAMES, 57, Maitland, Fla., died Wednesday in the Naval hospital in Orlando, Fla. Mr. James was the husband of the former Louise SOUTH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asa SOUTH, former Culver residents.
Surviving are one brother and two sisters, all of Vancouver, Wash.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Forest Hay and Son funeral home in South Bend. Burial will be in the South Lawn cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday. The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, December 15, 1972

Pauline Willman
Mrs. Pauline WILLMAN, 73, 1709 Monroe street, died Thursday in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born Jan. 4, 1899, in Big Springs, Md. and had resided in Indianapolis at different times during the past 40 years. She was a sales clerk or the L. S. Ayres company in Indianapolis.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Fred STAVER, of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie DAVIS, Holland, Mich., and Mrs. Charles GENTRY, Greentown; nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Flanner-Buchanan Broad Ripple mortuary. Burial will be in the Eagle Creek cemetery at Zionsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday

Beulah J. Wood
Mrs. Beulah J. WOOD, 66, Osceola, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday in the Elkhart General hospital. He had been ill four months.
Born Aug. 18, 1906, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth BRYANT. Her marriage was June 6, 1925, in Rochester, to Rex E. WOOD, who survives. She had resided in Osceola 32 years, moving from Fulton county.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Granville HUNGATE, South Bend, and Mrs. Tressa WALTZ, Huntington.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Warner funeral home at Osceola. The Rev. Scott WEAVER will officiate. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

Ida E. Mahler
Mrs. Ida E. MAHLER, 57, Monterey, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at her residence.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, December 16, 1972

Ida E. Mahler
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida MAHLER, 57, Monterey, who died at 10:50 p.m. Thursday in her home, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Phillip LUTZ officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
A resident of Monterey most of her life, Mrs. Mahler was born in Royal Center Oct. 28, 1915 to John and Archie DENNY SMITH. She was married in Rochester July 27, 1932 to Elmer Delossen MAHLER. She was a member of the Monterey United Methodist church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. John (Bessie) PETERSON, Monee, Ill.; Mrs. Charles (Donna) SHILEY, Caldwell, Ida.; Mrs. Katherine STOTLER, Monterey, and Mrs. James (Bonnie) SMITH, Winamac; two sons, Kenneth [MAHLER], of Ora, and Terry [MAHLER], of Monterey; three sisters, Mrs. John (Ethel) LUTZ, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Jerry (Mary Jane) TAYLOR, Goshen, and Mrs. Lester (Alice) THOMPSON, Winamac; five brothers, Eugene [SMITH], Monterey; Russell and Fritz [SMITH], both of Fort Wayne; Tom [SMITH], Goshen, and Bud [SMITH], Winamac, and eighteen grandchildren. An infant daughter and grandson preceded in death.

Devon I. Eaton
Devon I. "Spud" EATON, 65, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Friday evening at Wabasso, Fla., where he resided during the winters.
He was born Nov. 20, 1907 in Fulton county and had resided most of his life in the Newcastle township area. He was married to Lena MOLLENHOUR, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mickey [EATON], rockford, Ill., and Jerry [EATON], Talma; a daughter, Mrs. Carol CRAWFORD, South Bend.
Rites are pending at the King memorial home in Mentone.

Monday, December 18, 1972

Devon I. Eaton
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Mentone Baptist church for Devon "Spud" EATON, 65, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died of a heart attack Friday evening at his winter home in Wabasso, Fla.
The Rev. Norman McVEY will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home and at the church an hour before the service.
Mr. Eaton was born Nov. 20, 1907, in Fulton county, the son of Artie and Launa ANDERSON EATON. A retired farmer, he was a former high school basketball official. His marriage was June 11, 1927, at Warsaw to Lena MOLLENHOUR, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mickey [EATON], Rockford, Ill., and Jerry [EATON], Talma; one daughter, Mrs. Carol CRAWFORD, South Bend, and eight grandchidlren.

Jessie Taber
Miss Jessie TABER, 76, Laguna Hills, Cal., former Argos resident, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday in California. She had suffered a long illness.
Born march 9, 1896, in Argos, she was the daughter of Thomas A. and Melissa RAILSBACK TABER. She had lived in California since 1921, moving from Argos. She was a retired schoolteacher.
Surviving are one brother, William [TABER], of San Diego, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys GIBBS, of Mexico, and Mrs. Glenna FLECK, of San Clemente, Cal.; several 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 Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Tuesday, December 19, 1972

Eric C. Sherrill
Eric C. "Rick" SHERRILL, 19, Mexico, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Cranor SMITH of Rochester, was killed at 1:30 p.m. Monday when the car in which he was riding crashed on an icy road in Miami county four miles north pf Peru.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack SHERRILL. The mother is the former Jane Ann SMITH. Doc H. MILLER of Lake Manitou is an uncle of the boy.
State police said the car, driven by Lance E. TREXLER, 19, Mexico, skidded 75 feet before hitting a cement corner post. Trexler suffered minor injuries.
Sherrill was an employee of the Wallace Furniture company of Peru.
Rites are pending at the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home at Peru.

Mrs. Miley Wooley
Mrs. Miley WOOLEY, 93, Clay City, died Tuesday morning in a nursing home in Clay City. She was the sister of R. J. RUSSELL, R.R. 5, Rochester. Final rites will be at Clay City on Wednesday.

Leona M. Cox
Mrs. Leona M. COX, 66, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 5:15 a.m. Monday.
Mrs. Cox was the daughter of Edgar N. and Caroline GREENLEAF THARP and was born July 2, 1906 in Chicago. Her marriage was Aug. 5, 1922 at Benton Harbor, Mich., to Leslie COX. He survives.
Mrs.Cox was a member of the Community Holiness church at Thornhope.
Surviving are two sons, Frank [COX] of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Merle [COX], R.R. 3, Kewanna; four daughters, Mrs. Leona Frances SCHOENRADT, Kokomo; Mrs. Darlene WALTON, Hollywood, Fla.; Mrs. Carolyn FISHER, Muskegon, Mich., and Mrs. Gwendolyn CORNELL, Logansort; two sisters, Mrs. Darlene MILLER, Milford, and Mrs Mary CHAMNESS, Winamac; twenty-four grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. A daughter and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Charles CUMMINGS will officiate and burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Estie M. Dawald
Mrs. Estie M. DAWALD, 85, 1117 Madison street, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday in the Canterbury Nursing home. She had been ill five years.
Born Nov. 18, 1887, in Green Oak, she was the daughter of John L. and Sarah Ann [BLACKETOR] ROBBINS. Her marriage was Feb. 16, 1910, in Rochester, to John H. DAWALD. He preceded in death March 29, 1961. She had resided in Rochester since 1949, moving from an area east of Fulton. She was a member of the First Baptist church, the DAR and the Victoria Reading Circle.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold E. (Florence) MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Russell (Shirley) NEWELL, Michigantown; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren. One son, Robert [DAWALD], a brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. J. Franklin ARTHUR, Winamac, and the Rev. George KING 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 Cancer Society.

Wednesday, December 20, 1972

Archie McKee
Final rites were conducted Saturday in Orlando, Fla., for Archie McKEE, former Rochester resident who died Dec. 14, in Orlando. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Park there.
Mr. McKee had resided in Orlando three years, moving from Rochester.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Audra McKEE; a son; one daughter; one step-son; eleven grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.

Eric C. Sherrill
A Christian Science Memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home in Peru for Eric C. "Rick" SHERRILL, 19, Mexico, who was killed Monday in an automobile crash in Miami county.
Robert E. WEAVER will officiate. There will be no calling hours and the family has requested that memorials be made in the form of contributions to the Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru or the charity of one's choice.
Eric Sherrill was born June 5, 1953 in Peru to John S. and Jane SMITH SHERRILL. He was a 1971 graduate of Peru high school and an employee of the Wallace furniture company in Peru.
Surviving with his parents are two brothers, Colin and James David [SHERRILL], both at home; a sister, Miss Jan SHERRILLE, of Albuquerque, N.M.; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cranor SMITH, of Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burl E. SHERRILL, of Peru.

Raymond E. Wagoner
Raymond E. WAGONER, 72, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Caylor-Nichol clinic at Bluffton. He had been a patient since Friday and ill seven years.
Born Jan. 1, 1900, in Fulton county, he was the son of Fred and Amanda OVERMYER WAGONER. His marriage was April 18, 1925, in Rochester, to Mabel PATTON, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided his entire life in this area and was a resident of the Reiter community 48 years. He was a past-master and member of the F&AM 79, the RAN 90 of Rochester. He was in his 18th year as a member of the Board of Directors of the REMC.
Surviving with his wife are a foster-daughter, Mrs. Jeanne PEHL, Arcadia, Cal.; four foster grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth TURNER, Barnsville, O.; Mrs. Glen (Margaret) MINGLIN and Miss Esther WAGONER, both of Muncie; five brothers, Clifford, Merrel, Russell, Robert and Frederick [WAGONER], all of Rochester. One brother, three sisters and his parents preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. George KING will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and on Thursday until the time of service. The F&AM 79 will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. today. The family has requested that contributions other than flowers be made to the charity of one's choice.

C. R. Stahl
C. R. STAHL, Coffeyville, Kans., former Rochester resident, died unexpectedly Dec. 12, of a heart attack. Burial was in Coffeyville.
Mr. Stahl was born in Rochester. He moved from this area 60 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Gilda STAHL.

Friday, December 22, 1972

Arnold L. Ogle
Arnold Lavern OGLE, 43, Bremen, died at 8 p.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka. He was the brother of Devon OGLE, 1328 Montoe street.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lienhart funeral home in Wakarusa. Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Saturday.

Saturday, December 23, 1972

[no obits]

Monday, December 25, 1972

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, December 26, 1972

Arthur M. Williams
Arthur M. WILLIAMS, 85, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 3:45 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor nursing home following an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 19, 1887 in Carlock, Ill., to Mr. and Mrs. John R. WILLIAMS. He was married to Pearl S. HERROLD April 25, 1910; she died July 22, 1972. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jean WATSON, Miami Springs, Fla.; a son, Wallace W. [WILLIAMS], Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grass Creek United Methodist church with the Rev. Raleigh WALKER officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call inthe Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church for one hour before services.

Caddye F. Rouch
Caddye F. ROUCH, 86, Mentone, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw, where she had been a patient since September of 1971.
Born July 4, 1886 in Mentone, she was the daughter of Henry H. and Lucinda GRIFFIS KIZER. She was married June 28, 1919 in Mentone to Fred L. ROUCH, who died May 4, 1949. She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Jon ROUCH, Warren, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Lou Ellen) WOUGHTER, Milford, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Helen SHUNK, Mentone, and six grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Mentone First Baptist church with the Rev. Norman E. McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King memorial home in Mentone and for one hour before services at the church.

Wednesday, December 27, 1972

Merl Fetrow
Merl FETROW, 77, Akron, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Stratford House nursing home in Wabash following a six-month illness.
He was born June 17, 1895 in Miami county to Oliver and Cora MOHLER FETROW and had lived in Miami, Cass and Fulton counties. He was married April 6, 1913 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Edna ROBERTS, who survives. He was a retired timber buyer.
Surviving with the wife are eight daughters, Mrs. Maxine BEECHER, Indianapolis; Mrs. Foy (Lois) SHERMAN, Orcutt, Cal.; Mrs. Clifford (Orpha) TUCKER, Kouts; Mrs. Earl (Jean) SWARTZ, Akron; Mrs. Galen (Pat) FRANTZ, Moore, Okla; Mrs. Kenneth (Bonnie) LAUTZENHISER, North Manchester; Miss Barbara FETROW, at home, and Mrs. Richard (Sue) McCORKLE, Monroeville; a son, James [FETROW], Sherveport, La.; nineteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death. Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. John MOORE officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 28, 1972

Florence DuBois
Mrs. Florence (WILLIAMS) [ROBERTS] DuBOIS, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 2:45 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor after suffering from ill health for the past two years.
Mrs. DuBois was the daughter of George and Alice McGINNIS WILLIAMS and was born in Miami county. Her marriage was June 25, 1945 to Wilhelmus DuBOIS. He survives.
Mrs. DuBois was a member of the First Christian church in Macy and a 50-year member of the O.E.S. No. 124 of Macy.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elvin (Cleorah) RICHARDSON, Wabash; one son, Earl ROBERTS, Rensselaer; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildre. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Howard WATERS will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. The O.E.S. No. 124 will conduct memorials ervices at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.

Kay Gibson
Mrs. Kay SADLER GIBSON, 53, Venice, Cal., died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Linda CARLSON, in Culver City, Cal., Wednesday at 7 a.m.
She was born in Illinois April 17, 1919 to Sidney and Kezia RAMSDEN SADLER. She was married to John H. GIBSON, who survives. She was a registered nurse with McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft corporation and was a member of the Baptist church. She served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.
Also surviving are two other daughters, Kathryn and Roberta [GIBSON], both at home; two brothers, Sidney [SADLER], Rochester, and Edward [SADLER], Logansport, several nieces and nephwes, and two granchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Raleigh WALKER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday.

Friday, December 29, 1972

Clarence E. Culp
Clarence E. CULP, 74, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 6:05 p.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka where he was admitted Dec. 9.
Born Jan. 11, 1898, in Francesville, he was the son of Charles and Belle HUTCHINSON CULP. His marriage was Nov. 21, 1921, in Rochester, to Mildred L. ROSS. She died July 8, 1970. Mr. Culp was a retired farmer.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Fern DeLONG, Mishsaaka, and Mrs. Docia DEGNER, LaPorte. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Carl JENSEN, of LaPorte, who was reared by the Culps.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in th Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. Stephen SCHRADER 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.

Ocie Garner
Mrs. Ocie GARNER, 85, R.R. 2, Plymouth, died at 8 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home in Plymouth. She had been ill seven weeks.
Born march 29, 1887 at Argos, she was the daughter of Lewis and Margaret BUNDY SWIHART. Her marriage was in Argos in 1905 to Harley GARNER. He died in April, 1955. She was a member of the First Assembly of God church at Plymouth.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Francis (Mabel) IRWIN, R.R. 1, Argos, and Mrs. George (Hazel) WINTERROWD, Rochester; one son, Jack GARNER, Lapaz; sixteen grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph [Lona) SHAFER, of Argos, and Mrs. Clarence (Nora) HOLCOMB, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Jesse SWIHART, Plymouth, and Milo SWIHART, R.R. 4, Plymouth. One son, Merritt [GARNER], and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. W. R. WAINSCOTT will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, December 30, 1972

Thomas D. Ramsey
Thomas Dale RAMSEY, 18, R.R. 1, Akron, became Fulton county's ninth traffic fatality of 1972 when the car hit the rear of a General Telephone utility truck at 6:05 p.m. Friday on Ind. 19, 1 1/2 miles south of Akron.
Ransey's was the county's sixth fatal traffic accicdnt this year. It was the fifth single-death crash; the other was a four-death accident. The county's last previous traffic fatality occurred Sept. 11.
The sheriff's office said that Ramsey was killed when his northbound 1972 Plymouth ran under the back of the truck after cresting a hill. The truck was parked alongside the roadway and the operator was in the truck burket working on telephone lines.
Ramsey sustained a fractured skull, crushed chest and broken neck, the sheriff's office reported.
There was a $3,000 loss to the truck and $2,800 damage to the auto.
Ransey was the son of James and Connie SINGPIEL RAMSEY and was born June 14, 1954. Both parents survive.
Ransey lived his entire lifetime in the Akron community where he was a member of the Akron Church of God. Ramsey graduated from Akron high school in 1972 and was employed at the Stoner Equi0ment company in Chili. He worked with his father on the family's farm, also.
Surviving are four sisters, Ardella, Carolyn, Joann and Kathryn [RAMSEY], and three brothers, Donald, Bill, and Jimmie [RAMSEY], all at home; the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. V.A. RAMSEY, R.R. 1, Akron, and the matrnal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. SINGPIEL, Argos. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church one hour prior to services.