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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1973

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

1973

Tuesday, January 2, 1973

Robert L. Keim
Robert L. KEIM, 81, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday in the Dukes hospital in Peru.
Born May 4, 1891, in Somerset, he was the son of Joseph L. and Kate DOWDIN KEIM. His marriage was Dec. 14, 1910, in Peru, to Elizabeth MUSSELMAN. She died in 1970. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Chili Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Raymond C. [KEIM], Indianapolis, and Oscar L. [KEIM], of Gahanna, O.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chili Methodist church. The Revs. Tom WILSON and Dan BIGGS will officiate. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Owen E. Stevens
Owen E. STEVENS, 86, Wabash, died Sunday at 12:20 a.m. in the Merriweather nursing home in Wabash. He had been ill several months.
Born April 14, 1886, in Andrews, he was the son of George Edward and Elmira SHIVELY STEVENS. His last marriage was to Bertha COOPER, who preceded in death in 1970. He was a retired employee of the City of Huntington and a member of the Dora Christian church in Wabash.
Surviving are one son Owen L. STEVENS, Huntington; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia LEWIS, Roann, and Mrs. Thelma CARTER, Lagro; one sister, Mrs. Eva DeMEUI, South Dakota; a half-brother, Russell STEVENS, Peru; one half-sister, Mrs. Fayetta KYLE, Richmond; eleven grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Dora Christian church in Wabash. The Revs. Glen WAGONER and Paul TONOVITZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Monument City Memorial cemetery in Huntington county. Friends may call at theEddingfield-Gerber funeral home in Wabash after 2 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

H. Blain Tilman
H. Blaine TILMAN, 87, former resident of 625 Jefferson street, died at 1:45 a.m. today in the St. Joseph hospital in Lorain, O., where he was admitted Saturday.
Born Jan. 22, 1885, in Wabash county, he was the son of Nelson and Sarah RUSE TILMAN. His marriage was Nov. 29, 1906, in Kosciusko county, to Ida B. BECHTOLD. She preceded in death on Dec. 15, 1968.
Mr. Tilman was a school teacher in his youth in the North Manchester area and assisted in organizing the East 10th street bank in Indianapolis where he served as cashier until 1920. He moved to Rochester in 1950 and served for eight years as Executive Secretary of the Fulton County Chapter of the Americvan Red Cross. He also was an officer in the Grace Unitd Methodist church. He moved from Rochester to Indianapolis in 1964. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church here, the Brookside Lodge 720 F&AM of Indianapolis and the Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine Temple, both at Indianapolis.
Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frances TILMAN; two grandsons, Nelson J. TILMAN and Richard B. TILMAN; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie KOHR, Warsaw; Mrs. Inez OHM, North Manchester; a niece, Helen KERCHOFF, of Warsaw. A son, two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Ray E. MILLS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday where the Rochester F&AM 79 will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 3, 1973

Leonard E. Grosvenor
Leonard E. GROSVENOR, 68, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill three months.
Born March 23, 1904, at Bourbon, he was the son of Albert and Lulu REED GROSVENOR. His marriage was on March 14, 1941, at Inwood to Helen M. BELL, who survives. A retird farmer, he had been a resident of the Bethel community 30 years and moved to Argos three years ago. He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist church southwest of Bourbon.
Also surviving are one son, Philip [GROSVENOR], R.R. 2, Argos; one daughter, Mrs. Mike (Mary Ruth) JOHNSON, Plymouth; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bernice CALVERT, North Manchester, Mrs. Ora (Iris) ALEXANDRIA, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Ferris (Leona) ZECHIEL, Culver; two brothers, Arnold GROSVENOR, Bourbon, and Victor GROSVENOR, of California. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bethel United Methodist church. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. Thursday until noon on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

J. E. Easter
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Lann funeral home in Aberdeen, Miss., for J. E. "Ed" EASTER, 81, Aberdeen, Miss. He was the father of John EASTER, 1217 Lakeshore drive.
Surviving are five sons, one daughter and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Thursday, January 4, 1973

Pauline Adams
Mrs. Pauline ADAMS, 69, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient 10 days.
Born April 21, 1903, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Richard and Loma Ann ARTER PERSONETT. Her marriage was May 14, 1927, in Warsaw to Jackson ADAMS, who survives. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron community and a member of the Lincoln Ladies Aid, World War I Auxiliary, Barracke 83 and the WCTA.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) SUMME, Albion; three sons, Jack [ADAMS] Jr., Mentone; Raymond [ADAMS], R.R. 2, Akron; Jimmie Lee [ADAMS], also R.R. 2, Akron; ten grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Neva STUDEBAKER, Rochester. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. B. TOMISON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Ralph R. Jones
Ralph Robert "Bob" JONES, 35, Winamac, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac. Mr. Jones' death stemmed from injuries he received in an accident at the State Highway Garage at Winamac.
Mr. Jones was the son of Ralph Richard "Dick" and Mildred WILSON JONES and was born Oct. 30, 1937 in Cass county. His marriage was to Charlene REARICK on April 17, 1970. She survives.
Mr. Jones was a resident of Winamac for the past two years, moving there from Rochester. He was employed at the State Highway Garage and was a member of the Church of Christ at Star City.
Surviving are one son, Craig Robert [JONES], at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard JONES, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Buffie JONES, Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Kay HENDERSON, Mrs. Carol BAILLIEUL, and Miss Janell JONES, all of Rochester, and two brothers, David Lee [JONES] of Burket and Fred [JONES] of Nyona Lake.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fry and Lange Mortuary in Winamac. The Rev. Fredrick SEARS will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Star City. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Friday.

Ralph G. Nicholson
Ralph G. NICHOLSON, 76, R.R. 1, Macy, died Wednesday evening in Abilene, Texas.
Final arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Don R. Burnett
Don R. BURNETT, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday morning at his home in Mansfield, O.
Mr. Burnett was associated with the Boston Store during its operation in Rochester and also with the same firm in Peru and Nappanee. His wife is the former Maxine SHANK of Peru, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jack [BURNETT], Denver, Colo., and James [BURNETT], Columbus, O.; six grandchildren, two sisters and a brother-in-law, Garl SHANK, Rochester.
Last rites will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Leedy-Flowers funeral home in Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Bonnie Stahler
Mrs. Bonnie P. STAHLER, 85, Reiter community, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday in the Rochester nursing home. She had been ill five years.
Born Aug. 26, 1887, in Geff, Ill., she was the daughter of Grant and Ida FEARN. Her first marriage was to Herman NICKLAUS. He died in 1927. Her second marriage was to Fred J. STAHLER who preceded in death in 1967. She had resided in the Reiter community since 1929, moving from Saunemin, Ill. She was a member of the Reiter Community club and the Rochester Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving are three sons, Duane NICKLAUS, Macy; Floyd NICKLAUS, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Hobart NICKLAUS, Fairfield, Ill.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Guy FEARN, Fairfield, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Robi CRAVEN, also of Fairfield, Ill. Several nieces and nephews, one grandchild, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Allan BYRNE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, January 5, 1973

Kathryn M. Henricks
Mrs. Kathryn M. HENRICKS, 87, 217 East 10th street, died at 4:50 a.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital in South Bend following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 18, 1885, in Nebraska, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary SHROCK HOFFMAN. Her marriage was in July, 1926, to Frank HENRICKS. He died in 1947. She was a member of the Bruce Lake community church.
Surviving are one son, Clarence SIMON Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Grace STINGLEY, R.R. 1, Kewanna; three step-daughters, Mrs. Cuba BRACKETT, Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. Mary HUDKINS, R.R. 1, Kewanna; Mrs. Naomi BROCKEY, Rochester; two step-sons, Carl HENRICKS, Rochester, and Paul HENRICKS, El Paso, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Amelia DAGGETT, Fort Wayne; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; twenty-eight great-great-grandchildren; fifteen step-grandchildren; fifteen step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren. One son, two step-sons, a sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. FRETTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ralph G. Nicholson
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Ralph G. NICHOLSON, 76, Nyona Lake, who died Wednesday in Hendricks Memorial hospital in Abilene, Texas. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Born Sept. 16, 1896, in Streator, Ill., he was the son of John J. and Minnie BROOKS NICHOLSON. His marriage was in July, 1919, at Tonica, Ill., to Pearl W. WILSMAN. She preceded in death in May, 1968. He had resided at Nyona Lake 27 years, moving from Kokomo. He had owned and operated a motorcycle store in Kokomo for many years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Marguerite) MATHIS, Abilene, Texas, and Mrs. James (Irene) ERSKINE, Bowling Green, Ky.; one sister, Mrs. George HALL, New Diggins, Wis.; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. One son, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Gertrude B. McKee
Mrs. Gertrude B. McKEE, 82, Argos, died at 4 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been ill three weeks.
Born April 4, 1890, in Fulton, she was the daughter of David and Sarah KYLE BOOKER. Her marriage was April 15, 1908, in Rochester to Samuel McKEE. He died in 1961. She had resided in Argos since 1923, moving from Kewanna.
Surviving are one son, Ermal McKEE of Argos; three daughters, Mrs. Orval (Helen) FOX and Mrs. Glenn (Sarah) WOLFE, both of Argos; Mrs. Ketheryn KOKKO, Arlington Heights, Ill.; two grandsons and one great-grandson; one brother, Edward BROOKER, Walkerton; five sisters, Mrs. Dean (Ester) NEFF, Rochester; Mrs. Addie MASTERS, Plymouth; Mrs. Paul (Maude) SNYDER, Fort Wayne; Mrs. William (Mildred) HUDKINS and Mrs. Nobeline SPENCER, both of Rochester; several nieces and nephews. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Donald B. Rush
Donald B. RUSH, 65, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient for two weeks.
He was born May 6, 1907, in Fulton county to Edward and Clara EMMONS RUSH and had resided most of his life in Fulton and Miami counties. He was married Dec. 18, 1937, in Fulton to Dortha L. MUSSELMAN, formerly of Twelve Mile. He was a farmer and was on the custodial-maintenance staff at North Miami high school.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Miss Janet RUSH, at home; a grandson, Brian RUSH, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Wayne (Ruth) ZOLMAN, Tippecanoe. A daughter died in infancy; also preceding in death were two sisters and two brothers.
Last rites will be at the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Glen B. Jennings
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hollis funeral home in South Bend for Glen B. JENNINGS, former Fulton county resident who died Wednesday in Memorial hospital in South Bend. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in South Bend.
Mr. Jennings was the brother of Mrs. Florence HARBETT, Rochester, and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. JENNINGS of Kewanna.
Surviving with his wife Mrs. Inez JENNINGS, South Bend, are a brother, Myron [JENNINGS], of Mishawaka; a daughter, Marilyn [JENNINGS], of South Carolina; one son, Glen Robert [JENNINGS], Greenwood, S.C. A sister preceded in death.

Harry L. McDougle
Harry L. McDOUGLE, 72, Fulton, died at 1 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Several nieces and nephews survive.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton and burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, January 8, 1973

Florence Overstreet
Mrs. Florence OVERSTREET, 72, 1801 Oakwood drive, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill three years.
Born Oct. 5, 1900, in Lizton, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James LAMBERT. Her marriage was June 9, 1930 in Ganado, Texas to Kenneth R. OVERSTREET, who survives. A retired schoolteacher, Mrs. Overstreet was a member of the First Christian church here, O.E.S. No. 70, Sigma Delta Phil sorority, Indiana State Teachers Association, and the National Retired Teachers Association. She was a graduate of Butler university.
Also surviving are two foster sons, Sgt. Richard ARVEN, Grissom Air Force Base at Peru, and Sgt. Paul ARVEN, Riverside, Cal.; six foster-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lavon ROSS and one brother, Herschel LAMBERT, both of Ganado, Texas.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Christian church. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services. The O.E.S. No. 70 will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Harry L. McDougle
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Harry L. McDOUGLE, 72, Fulton, who died Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiated. Burial was in Metea cemetery.
Born Dec. 29, 1900 in Fulton county, he was the son of Joshua and Lilly EWING. He was a lifetime resident of Fulton county and a retired employee of the Baker Vault company there. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Besse Blake
Final rites were conducted Saturday in the Forest Hays funeral home in South Bend for Mrs. Besse BLAKE, former Rochester resident who died Thursday in South Bend.
Mrs. Blake was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. J. BEATTIE of Rochester.
Survivors include the husband, one step-daughter, a sister, Mrs. Gary APT, of Rochester, two brothrs and nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, January 9, 1973

Dove Kercher
Mrs. Dove KERCHER, 69, Mentone, died at 8 a.m. today in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw following a year's illness.
Born March 8, 1903, near Chili to John and Ella WITTLE IMHOFF, she had lived in Mentone for 46 years. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Jack [KERCHER], Mentone, and Douglas [KERCHER], Chicago; daughter, Mrs. David (Eileen) BOWSER, Mentone; two brothers, Fred IMHOFF, Walton, and London IMHOFF, Huntington; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King memorial home at Mentone wih the Rev. Walter HOUSE officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Delson M. Morris
Delson M. MORRIS, 59, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 8 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital at Kokomo, where he was admitted Monday. He had been ill one year but death was unexpected.
He was born March 8, 1913 in Minnesota to Joe and Ella PARKER MORRIS and had resided in Miami and Fulton counties all his life. He was married Aug. 20, 1938 in Fulton county to Freda HATFIELD. He was a mechanic with the Miami county highway department and a member of the Olive Branch Church of God.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Melba) SMITH, Akron; a son, Ted Joe [MORRIS], Wabash; two step-grandchildren; the mother, R.R. 1, Roann; a sister, Mrs. John KERLIN, Silver Lake, and two brothers, Merlyn [MORRIS], Akron, and Aud [MORRIS], R.R. 1, Roann. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Friday at the Olive Branch Church of God with the Revs. Lowell BURRUS and Paul McVAY officiating. Burial will be the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and at the church for one hour before services.

Wednesday, January 10, 1973

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Thursday, January 11, 1973

Carl Cooper
A Muncie man who was parayzed in a Fulton county accident nearly 20 years ago, died Wednesday night in Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie.
The victim was Carl COOPER, 39, who was injured at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 10, 1953 in a two-truck accident on U.S. 31 four miles south of Rochester.
He was transferred from Woodlawn hospital to an Indianapolis hospital the day of the accident and remained there until April 17, 1956. He had been at Ball Memorial in Muncie under continuous care since then.
Cooper, who was 19 years old at the time of the accident, was a passenger in a panel truck that hit the rear of a truck owned by the former Barts Fertilizer company of Rochester. He suffered a severe spinal injury.
Jerry Dean SMITH, then 19, R.R. 2, Rochester, the Barts driver, sustained minor injuries.
The panel truckdriver, Larry F CAMPBELL, then 20, R.R. 1, Gaston, suffered internal injuries and was hospitalized in Indianapolis for a period of time.

Myrtle A. White
Mrs. Myrtle A. WHITE, 88, Mentone, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, where she was admitted Dec. 20, 1972.
Mrs. White was the daughter of John Henry and Nancy Emaline RICE MILLER and was born March 16, 1884 in Fulton county. Her marriage was to Delmer S. WHITE on April 2, 1908. He died in 1967. Mrs. White was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, Ernest W. [WHITE], of Anderson, and Delois [WHITE], of Kokomo; one daghter, Mrs. Russell (Leona) EBER, Mentone; one sister, Mrs. Dola PETERSON, Long Beach, Cal.; eight grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Mentone Church of Christ. Brother Ermil NORMAN and Brother T. R. JONES will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday at the King Memorial home in Mentone and at the church one hour before services.

Fredrick J. Swango
Fredrick J. SWANGO, 46, 720 East 12th street, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Vetrans Research hospital in Chicago. He had been ill three years.
Born July 22, 1926, in Rochester, he was the son of William Edgar and Edna Marie SWANGO. He was a World War II veteran and lived the majority of his life in the Rochester area. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church here.
Surviving with his mother are three sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Virginia) McFARLAND, Rochester; Mrs. Lowell (Evelyn) McFARLAND, and Mrs. Ed (Darlene) CARPENTER, all of Rochester; one brother, Junior Eugene SWANGO, of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Assembly of God church. The Rev. Gary PENNINGTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the residence after 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church one hour prior to services. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, January 12, 1973

Fredrick J. Swango
Omitted from the list of survivors of Fredrick SWANGO, 46, 720 East 12th street, that was given to The Sentinel Thursday was the name of a brother, Willie [SWANGO]. Fredrick Swango died Wednesday evening and services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God church.

Mary A. Warner
Mary A. WARNER, 82, Stratford House nursing home in Wabash, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the Wabash county hospital in Wabash.
She was born in Fulton county Oct. 27, 1890 to John and Mary SHEETS CONFER. She was married to William H. ALMAN in November, 1907; he died in 1950. She was married to Vern J. WARNER in 1953; he died in 1968. She was a member of the North Manchester Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Walter G. ALMAN, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Mary A. GILL, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Martha NEWCOMER, Rochester; two step-sons, Don WARNER, R.R. 3, North Manchester, and Von WARNER, Fort Wayne; a brother Samuel CONFER, Peru; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the DeLaughter mortuary in North Manchester with the Rev. Walter C. STINEBAUGH officiating. Burial will be in the Chili cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, January 13, 1973

Otto H. Weiland
Otto H. WEILAND, 61, Warren, Mich., died at 2:45 p.m. Friday at his home.
Mr. Weiland was the son of Ernest and Ida GOLDT WEILAND and was born June 29, 1911 in South Bend. His mother survives at Tippecanoe.
Mr. Weiland resided in Warren for the past 30 years, moving there from South Bend, and was employed at the Chrysler corporation plant in Detroit. He served as a security guard the last two years. Mr. Weiland was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Detroit American Legion.
Surviving are two brothers, Eric F. and William R. [WEILAND], both of Tippecanoe, and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Frieda SNIDER, preceded in death; another sister, Elizabeth [WEILAND], died in infancy.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home at Argos. The Rev. Raymond A. MULLER will officiate and burial will be in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday. Full military honors will be given at the cemetery.

Irvin R. Walters
Irvin R. WALTERS, 86, Plymouth, died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth Friday at 12:45 p.m. He had been in failing health four years.
A harness maker and operator of a bicycle shop from 1932-1969, he was born to Robert and Katherine JOHNSON WALTERS Aug. 28, 1886 in Richland township, Fulton county. He was married to Tressie EDGINGTON in 1914; she died in 1934. He was a member of the Plymouth Kilwinning Masonic Lodge. He had lived in Plymouth since 1932, moving there from Richland Center, Fulton county, after retiring from farming. Surviving with the wife; a niece, Mrs. Everett REGINER, Venice, Fla., and a nephew, Russell WALTERS, Richland Center.
Seervies will be in the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, January 15, 1973

Floyd O. Kindig
Floyd O. KINDIG, 60, former Rochester city councilman, died Sunday morning at his home in Oxnard, Cal., where he had resided the past six years. Death followed an illness of nine years.
Mr. Kindig served on the City Council here from 1956-60. He formerly managed Wile's department store and, until illness forced his move to California for a change of climate, he owned and operated the Kindig Floor Covering store.
He was a veteran of Navy service in World War II, was a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion post and a past commander of the Manitou post of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member and former elder of the United Presbyterian church here and a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge and the Royal Arch lodge.
Born May 7, 1912, in Rochester, he was the son of Cleve and Ethel EASTERDAY KINDIG and had spent most of his life in this city. His marriage was Feb. 15, 1933 in Chicago to Dorothy DOW, who suvives.
Also surviving are his mother, R.R. 3, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Rich (Lucinda) McLOCHLIN, Rochester; three sons, William [KINDIG], Ojai, Cal., Alex and Philip [KINDIG], both of Oxnard, Cal.; one brother, Virgil [KINDIG], Memphis, Tenn., and seven grandchildren. One brother, Charles [KINDIG], and a sister, Mrs. Pauline HEINZMANN, preceded in death.
Last rites are incmplete. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge.

Grace Haines
Mrs. Grace M. HAINES, 82, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Fairview nursing home at Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 8, 1890, at Star City, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth WISELEY. Her marriage was in August, 1911, at South Bend to Emerson L. HAINES. He preceded in death. Mrs. Haines had resided in the Argos ara 75 years, moving from Star City.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Helen) GARR, South Bend; two sons, Emerson [HAINES], Plymouth, and John [HAINES], Gary; nine grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one son 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.

Gail I. Harrold
Gail I. HARROLD, 75, R.R. 1, Mentone, died unexpectedly at 11 a.m. Sunday at his residence.
Born Oct. 20, 1897, near Akron, he was the son of Harlan and Viola CARPENTER HARROLD. His marriage was April 6, 1918, to Mildred KINDIG, who survives. A farmer, he had resided in the Mentone and Burket areas all of his life.
Also surviving are two sons, Merl [HARROLD], R.R. 2, Akron, and Arden [HARROLD], of Pierceton; two brothers, Ernest [HARROLD], Mentone, and Willis [HARROLD], of Mishawaka; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 16, 1973

Floyd O. Kindig
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday for Floyd O. KINDIG at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Mr. Kindig died Sunday morning at his home in Oxnard, Cal.
Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery and the Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.Wednesday at the funeral home.

Cara Gast
Mrs. Clara GAST, 87, 901 Jefferson street, died early today at her residence.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, January 17, 1973

Leona M. Ambler
Mrs. Leona M. AMBLER, 77, Plymouth, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Canterbury nursing home in Rochester. She had been ill five months.
Born Oct. 5, 1895, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of William R. and Avis I. BRIGGS DuBOIS. Her marriage was Aug. 28, 1915 in Peru to Leo F. AMBLER, who survives. She had resided 11 years in Plymouth, moving from Macy. She was a member of the Mothers club, Past Mtron of the O.E.S. at Macy, Macy Christian church and the American War Mothers at Plymouth.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Leo AMBLER, Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. John L. (Veva) DONALDSON, Peru, and Mrs. Herman (Jo Ann) SHOEMAKER, Crete, Ill.; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Briggs DuBOIS, Sarasota, Fla., and Tom DuBOIS, Macy; one sister, Mrs. Aubrey (Lucretia) HALE, South Band.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Christian church at Macy. The Rev. E. Stanley SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services. The Macy O.E.S. will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Clara Gast
Last rites for Mrs. Clara GAST, 87, 901 Jefferson street, who died in her sleep at her home early Tuesday morning, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.
Mrs. Gast was born July 19, 1885 in Fulton county to Nelson and Hannah Jane LARAMORE BRYANT. She was married to the Rev. Rudolph GAST, who died in 1938. She was a nurse's aide at Woodlawn hospital for a number of years. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God and was active in the church missionary society.
Surviving are a brother, Lester BRYANT, Phoenix, Ariz., and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Ella C. Kamp
Mrs. Ella C. KAMP, 88, Argos, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born March 24, 1888, in Walnut township, she was the daughter of Erastus and Neomi SCOTT HESS. Her marriage was May 2, 1900, to Francis E. KAMP. He died in 1947. She had resided in the Argos area all of her life. She was a member of the Maple Grove Congregational church, the New Friendship class of the church and the Argos Izaak Waton auxiliary.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roy C. (Lesta) DYGERT, Argos; Mrs. Lloyd (Gladys) DEACON, South Bend; Mrs. Otto (Izetta) LAWITZKE, Decatur, Mich; one son, Floyd KAMP, Harbor Beach, Mich.; six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; twenty-seven great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Loree) LOLAMAUGH, Marysville, Cal., and Mrs. Frank (Linda) TEPPLE, Fresno, Cal.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. James CAMPBELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Walter McIntire
Walter McINTIRE, 91, Huntington, died at 12:15 a.m. today in the Merry Manor Nursing home in Huntington following an extended illness.
Born Nov. 27, 1881, in Fulton county, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan McINTIRE. His first marriage was to Cora BRAMAN. She died in 1949. His second marriage was to Elsie BRAMAN, who survives. A retired railroad employee, he had resided in Huntington 52 years. He was a member of the Central Christian church, White Shrine of Rochester, Masonic lodge 483 of Huntington, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, Huntington Moose lodge and the B of LF&E railroad organization.
Also surviving are two sons, Harold McINTIRE, Lapeer, Mich., and Robert E. McINTIRE, Dayton, O.; one step-son, Warren C. BRAMAN, Decatur, Ind.; one step-grandchild; three step-great-grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Robbins funeral home in Huntington. The Rev. David A. ROWAND will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today. The Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 18, 1973

John W. Bunnell
John W. BUNNELL, 85, Mexico, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. He had been ill two months.
Born Sept. 9, 1887, in Miami county, he was the son of Ora and Mary WOODARD BUNNELL. His marriage was March 1, 1908, to Rose M. WORKING, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in Mexico 10 years, moving from Macy. He was a member of the Mexico Baptist church.
Also surviving are six sons, Harry J. [BUNNELL], Mexico; Gerald [BUNNELL], of Rochester; Edward [BUNNELL], East Gary; Raymond [BUNNELL], Stuart Air Force Base, N.C.; Darl [BUNNELL], of Albuquerque, N.M., and Charles [BUNNELL], of California; seven daughters, Mrs. Mary STUART, Roseland, Ind.; Mrs. Kathryn EYTCHESON, Rochester; Mrs. Iona COX, Hobart; Mrs. Zeu CALHOUN, Crown Point; Mrs. Leona COONS, East Gary; Mrs. Anna NICHOLS, Hobart; Mrs. Ellen NEWELL, Rochester; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude CULP, Mexico. One daughter, two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. Don RITCHEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, January 19, 1973

Clarence Zimmerman
Clarence "Bud" ZIMMERMAN, 72, Plymouth, died at 10:35 p.m. Thursday in Plymouth Parkview hospital. He had been ill three days following a cerebral stroke.
He was born Dec. 1, 1900 near Bourbon to John and Susan MILLER ZIMMERMAN and lived in Bourbon several years before moving to Plymouth 26 years ago. He was married to Lesta M. FEAR in 1947 at Knox; she died Oct. 4, 1958. He was a longtime cook at the Hood restaurant in Plymouth before retiring in 1963.
Surviving are a brother, Daniel [ZIMMERMAN], R.R. 2, Bourbon; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ethel DAVIS, Elkhart; several nieces and nephews, and five step-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Mary MAST, preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with Elder Walter D. MANGUN officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Mabel L. Billiard
Mrs. Mabel L. BILLIARD, 72, Logansport, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday in Logansport Memorial hospital, shortly after admission. Death was unexpected.
She was born Oct. 9, 1900 in Howard County to G. H. and Letitia M. SHAW OLIPHANT, and had rsided in the Logansport area for 30 years, moving there from Carroll county. She was married April 10, 1921 in Carroll county to Thomas L. BILLIARD, who died May 5, 1967. She was a member of the Logansport Baptist Temple.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Claude (Barbara) WILLIAMS, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. M. L. (Jeanette) McCLOSKEY, Logansport; a son, John T. [BILLIARD], R.R. 3, Logansport; eleven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A son and a brother died in infancy.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Good funeral home in Logansport with Dr. E. Clyde MAYFIELD officiating. Burial will be in the Beech Grove cemetery at Sharon. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, January 20, 1973

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Monday, January 22, 1973

Elizabeth Van Trump
Mrs. Elizabeth "Besse" Van TRUMP, 89 years of age, died Saturday at 6:20 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient the past three weeks. Although in ill health for two years, her death was unexpected.
Mrs. Van Trump, a lifetime resident of Rochester, was the wodow of Floyd "Pete" Van TRUMP, longtime Rochester printer and former co-publisher of The Sentinel. He died in 1956.
Private family services for Mrs. Van Trump were held this morning at 10 o'clock in Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The family requested that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Born Oct. 14, 1883, in Rochester, Mrs. Van Trump was the daughter of Abel and Pauline McQUERN BOWERS. Her father was a prominent stone mason in the city for many years, having installed walks, steps and limestone lawn bordering for the Fulton County Courthouse in 1895.
She was an avid golfer, pursuing the sport until the age of 78. A member of the Rochester country club, she was a charter member of its Women's Golf Association and also participated in the statewide tourneys of the Old Ladies Golf Association (OLGA).
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Garl (Elizabeth) SHANK, Rochester, and Mrs. William (Mary Ann) BURR, Avon Lake, O.; two grandsons, Pieter BURR, Raleigh, N.C., and Mark KOCHENDERFER, Broomfield, Colo.; two nieces, Mrs. Fred (Helen) RITCHIE, Rochester, and Mrs. Glen (Dessie) JONES, California, and a cousin, Robert ZELLER Sr., Rochester. Preceding in death were a daughter, Mrs. Martha KOCHENDERFER, in 1962, and a brother, L. G. BOWERS.
Her marriage to Floyd Van Trump was April 25, 1908, in the family home at 401 East 14th street, where she continued to reside for 57 years. The past five years she had lived at the Knapp building, [NW corner] Ninth and Main streets.
A graduate of Rochester high school and of Rochester Normal university, Mrs. Van Trump was an active member of the United Presbyterian church. Accomplished on the violin and organ, she had served as the church's organist for 15 years.
As a young woman, Mrs. Van Trump also was active in local theatrical productions, particularly in the light opera shows given at the old Academy of Music, [SW corner] Fifth and Main streets. She also had been employed as executive secretary at the former Rochester Bridge company here.

David E. Phillips
David E. PHILLIPS, 90, Mishawaka, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Farris-Lombardy nursing home in South Bend following an extended illness.
Born June 25, 1882, at Plymouth, he was the son of Thomas and Farah PHILLIPS. His marriage was in 1907 to Mina WOOD. She died in 1952. He had resided in Mishawaka 52 years, moving from the Tippecanoe and Bourbon area. He was a retired machinist and a member of the Portage United Methodist church of South Bend, the Monitor I.O.O.F. lodge 286 of Mishawaka.
Surviving are one son, Thomas W. [PHILLIPS], South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. L. G. WERTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery southeast of Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home today.

Raymond Showley
Raymond SHOWLEY, Phoenix, Ariz., former Rochestrer resident, died Sunday in the Phoenix hospital.
Final arrangements are pending at the Mercers funeral home on East Thomas street n Phoenix.

Tuesday, January 23, 1973

Margaret Collins
Mrs. Margaret COLLINS, 90, former resident of 110 South Franklin avenue, died at 4 p.m. Monday in the Rochester nursing home. She had been ill 10 years.
Born March 7, 1882, in Milford, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Mary HOLMES. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1899 in Kewanna to Charles COLLINS. He died in 1954. She had resided in Rochester since 1911, moving from Kewanna. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge and the Past-Grand club of Rochester, and the O.E.S. of Kewanna.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred E. (Mildred) ROBINSON, Rochester; two sons, Milo H. COLLINS, Guthrie, Okla., and Howard E. COLLINS, Lagrange Park, Ill.; four grandchildre; six great-grandchildren; one brother, William HOLMES, Dillworth, Minn.
Final rites will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. George KING will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Alfred I. Elliott
Alfred I. ELLIOTT, 67, Argos, died at 7 p.m. Monday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth following a nine-day illness.
Born March 17, 1905, at Berne, he was the son of Edward and Della TEETER ELLIOTT. His marriage was Nov. 12, 1929, at Argos to Dorothy LOWRY. She died in 1970. He was a retired employee of the McCord corporation in Plymouth. He had resided in Argos 40 years and in Plymouth four years.
Surviving are two sons, Earl ELLIOTT, Rochester, and Darrell [ELLIOTT], Argos; four daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Mildred) OSBORN, Lafayette; Mrs. James (Fern) GOEN, Martinsville; Mrs. Wendell (Joyce) WARNER and Mrs. Joe (Mary Jo) REX, both of Argos; twenty-two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Leslie DANFORD, South Bend; Mrs. Everett HOOVER, Mishawaka Mrs. Ted SEIKMAN, South Bend; Mrs. George DREIBELBIS, of Plymouth; four brothers, Dore [ELLIOTT], of Seattle, Wash.; Jesse [ELLIOTT], of South Bend; Harvey [ELLIOTT], Tippecanoe, and Ernest [ELLIOTT], Plymouth.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m.

Wednesday, January 24, 1973

Forrest G. LaMunion
Forrest Glenn LaMUNION, 67, Tyner, died at his home Monday about 10 p.m.
He was born Jan. 27, 1905 in Benton Harbor, Mich., to Norman and Nettie CRUM LaMUNION. He was married April 10, 1932 to Dolores WOOLINGTON, who survives. He had lived in Tyner 27 years and operated the lumber and hardware store in Tyner.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John (Joy) JENNINGS, Argos; Mrs. Rich (Shirley) RICHARDSON, Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Thomas (Carol) HUEBNER, Sacramento, Cal.; Mrs. John (Beverly) STRATTON, Logansport, and Diane [LaMUNION], at home; three sons, Norman [LaMUNION], Purdue university; Dennis and Roger [LaMUNION], at home; twelve grandchildren; two brothers, James [LaMUNION], South Bend, and Norman [LaMUNION], Culver; two sisters, Mrs. Clifton (Ruth) BODY, Culver, and Mrs. Charles (Almeda) WOLFF, Knox.
Last rites will be in the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after noon Thursday.

Thursday, January 25, 1972

Harrison Dinsmore
Harrison "Harry" DINSMORE, 80, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 3:30 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 23, 1892, in Culver, he was the son of Adam and Alice WILSON DINSMORE. His marriage was May 31, 1922, in Argos to Esther LINDBLOM, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Argos area all of his life and was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are two sons, Herman and Wallace DINSMORE, both of Culver, and four grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday 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 7 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services. The I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Friday, January 26, 1973

Ollie Bickel
Ollie Francis BICKEL, 90, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 4 p.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital in Logansport where he was admitted Wednesday. He had been ill six months and serious since Tuesday.
Born Jan. 11, 1883, near Portland, he was the son of Francis M. and Lydia THEURER BICKEL. His marriage was June 13, 1927, in Cincinnati, O., to Mara H. THARP, who survives.
A retired farm equipment salesman, he had resided at Nyona lake 12 years, moving from Kokomo.
Also surviving are one brother, Orla BICKEL, Terre Haute; nieces and nephews. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Howard TYNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ora M. Batty
Mrs. Ora M. BATTY, 81, formerly of R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Donald (Lovie) HETTINGER, R.R. 1, Hawkins, Wis., at 2:45 p.m. Thursday.
She was born Aug. 15, 1891 in Bethlehem township of Cass county to John and Mary Evelyn BUTTON CRISPIN. She was married to William Walker BATTY June 29, 1910; he died March 10, 1960. She was a member of he West Union United Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. HETTINGER; Mrs. Raymond (Marie) LOWERY, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Everett (Eunice) RANS, South Bend; Mrs. Walter (Ruthalea) SPARKS, R.R. 3, Monticello; Mrs. Keith (Norma Jean) SMITH, R.R. 6, Kokomo, and Mrs. Harold (Verla) REXSTREW, North Liberty; a sister, Mrs. Florence MILLER, R.R. 1, Star City; twenty-two grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren. A son, four daughters and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison garden chapel in Royal Center wih the Rev. Paul GRANT officiating. Burial will be in the Victor chapel cemetery near Star City. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Rebecca Jo Shelburn
Rebecca Jo SHELBURN, 11-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery SHELBURN, Westfield, died at 5 a.m. today in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. She was the grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Howard SHELBURN, R.R. 6, Rochester.
She was born Nov. 6, 1971, in Noblesville.
Surviving with the parents and the paternal grandparents are one brother, Bradley Moses [SHELBURN], at home, and the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mr. Joe WIX, of Noblesville.
Final arrangements are pending at the McMullen funeral home at Westfield.

Saturday, January 27, 1973

Leo F. Hyndman
Leo F. HYNDMAN, 69, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 10 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an extended illness. Funeral services are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Monday, January 29, 1973

Leo F. Hyndman
Leo F. HYNDMAN, 69, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born June 24, 1903, near Columbia City, he was the son of William and Eva BUTLER HYNDMAN. His marriage was Nov. 30, 1928, in LaCrosse to Mary BELL, who survives. He had resided in the Argos area 14 years and in Etna Green 15 years. He was self-employed and also was an employee of the Eley Saw Mill in Argos. He was a member of the Baptist church at Wooster.
Also surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Thomas (Carol) HOFFER, Etna Green; three sons, Carl [HYNDMAN], of Etna Green; Neil [HYNDMAN], Culver; Charles [HYNDMAN], Elkhart; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, George [HYNDMAN], of Larwell, and Carl [HYNDMAN], Columbia City; three sisters, Mrs. Ray SANTA, Goshen; Mrs. Ralph WOOD and Mrs. William CLINGAMAN, both of Columbia City.
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.

Jody French
Jody FRENCH, age 6, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born Dec. 29, 1966, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Dennie and Karen FLOOR FRENCH. She attended kindergarten at the Akron school.
Surviving with her parents are one sister, Maria [FREHCH], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl FLOOR, R.R. 1, Akron; the paternal grandparnts, Mr. and Mrs. Roy FRENCH, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph FLOOR, all of R.R. 1, Silver Lake.
Final rites will be at 1:30 o.m. Tuesday in the Disko United Methodist church. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz fneral home in Akron until noon on Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Alice Armstrong
Mrs. Alice ARMSTRONG, Decatur, Ill., Richland township native, died Saturday at her residence in Decatur, Ill.
She was born Nov. 3, 1882, in Richland township to Henry and Emmaline O'BLENIS. Her marriage was July 12, 1905, in Rochester to Harry Enoch ARMSTRONG. He preceded in death May 11, 1951.
Also surviving are three daughters and one son, all of Decatur, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Otto CESSNA, Rochester, and nieces and nephews, all of Rochester.
Final rites will be Tuesday in Decatur.

William J. Alspach
William J. ALSPACH, 65, 412 Fulton street, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in University hospital at Indianapolis. He had been seriously ill three months.
Born Aug. 30, 1907, in Rochester, he was the son of Milton and Augusta Maine BRUGH ALSPACH. He had resided here all of his life.
Surviving are one half-brother, Earl CHAMBERS, Rochester, and several cousins.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Pearl M. Dennis
Mrs. Pearl M. DENNIS, 49, 126 Monticello Road, died Saturday at her residence.
Born May 8, 1923, in Bolivar, Tenn., she was the daugher of Booker and Sarah WOODS ROBINSON. Her marriage was in Grand Rapids, Mich. in 1940 to Paul DENNIS, who preceded in death.
She had resided here 15 years, moving from Chicago. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventists church in Rochester.
Surviving are three sisters, Miss Annie ROBINSON, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Beatrice CARTER, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Irene EVANS, Grand Rapids, Mich.; two brothers, Robert ROBINSON, Oliver, Tenn., and Charles ROBINON, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Finalities will be at 7 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home. Elder Daniel WANDERSLAVEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery in Grand Rapids at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 30, 1973

Edith A. Ward
Mrs. Edith A. WARD, 86, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 7:50 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Final arrangements are pending at the Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Wednesday, January 31, 1973

Edith A. Ward
Private graveside services will be conducted at Spring Vale cemetery in Lafayette at a latr date for Mrs. Edith A. WARD, 86, R.R. 3, Rochester, wo died Tuesday at 7:50 a.m. in the Plymouth Manor nursing home at Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. The Bonine funeral home in Culver is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ward was born Feb. 18, 1886, at Boone, Ia., to Richard and Rose WHITBECK AISHTON. Her marriage was Sept. 23, 1911, at Evanston, Ill., to Peirce C. WARD. He died in 1970. She had resided in Richland township since 1936, moving from Winetka, Ill. She was a graduate of Kemper Hall and Vassar college.
Surviving are one son, Peirce C. WARD Jr., Riverside, Conn.; two daughters, Miss Edith A. WARD, South Laguna, Cal.; Mrs. Jean W. WOOLLETT, Culver; one brother, Richard A. AISHTON, Winetka; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Thursday, February 1, 1973

Raymond Showley
Loyd, Richard, Lester and Harold SHOWLEY and Eldonna WILSON have returned from Phoenix, Ariz., where they attended the funeral of their brother and uncle, Raymond SHOWLEY. He died suddenly in his home after a heart attack and is survived by his wife, the former Helen YSBERG, a son, Devon [SHOWLEY], a daughter, Judy [SHOWLEY], and two grandsons.
Mr. Showley was a former Rochester resident, moving to Arizona in 1954.

Hugh A. Ysberg
Hugh A. YSBERG, 42, R.R. 6, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 2 a.m. today at his residence.
Born March 26, 1930, in Rochester, he was the son of Eric and Millie WOODCOX YSBERG. His marriage was June 2, 1948, in Grass Creek to Edith NICKELSON, who survives. He had lived his lifetime in this ara and was employed by the Wilson Coan and Grain company and also engaged in farming. He was a member of the F & AM and O.E.S. 322, both of Kewanna, and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Also surviving are one daughter, Miss Sylvia YSBERG, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Helen SHOWLEY, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Nina HERRELL, R.R. 4, Rochestr, and one brother, Herman [YSBERG], R.R. 1, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. George HAPNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, February 2, 1973

Frank D. Moore
Frank D. MOORE, 74, Shelbyville, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday in Sedona, Ariz. He was the father of the Rev. John MOORE, of Akron.
Also surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Jean LUNA, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sleeth funeral home in Shelbyville. Burial will be in the Shelbyville cemetery.

Halla M. Painton
Mrs. Halla M. PAINTON, 86, Logansport, died at 6 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patiet three weeks.
Born June 11, 1886, in Logansport, she was the daughter of William and Sarah SMITH ZIEGLER. Her marriage was in St. Joseph, Mich. to Everett W. PAINTON. He died in 1958. She had resided in Rochester five years with her daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Ethel) BAKER. She was a member of the Market Street United Methodist church in Logansport.
Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. James (Halla) SHAVER, Barrington, Ill.; Mrs. Jack (Charlotte) HEIGHT, Lake Bluff, Ill.; two sons, William E. PAINTON, Logansport, and Dr. Richard E. PAINTON, Monticello; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 3, 1973

Kenneth A. Stratton
Kenneth Allan STRATTON, 42, Athens, was found dead at 1 a.m. today in South Bend. He was a truck driver and had been at the Oliver plant in South Bend to pick up a load of equipment. Time and cause of death have not been determined. The St. Joseph county coroner is investigating.
He was born June 24, 1930 in Manchester, Conn., to Walter Edward and Laura STRATTON and had lived in Athens 24 years, moving there from Connecticut. He was married April 8, 1949 in Rochester to Charlotte BALLINGER, who survives. He drove for the Ringle Express company of Moline, Ill.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Paul Robert (Charlene) LAMBERT, North Manchester, and Barbara Elaine [STRATTON], at home; a son, Walter Edward [STRATTON], at home; two grandchildren; two sisters, and two brothers, including Lewis STRATTON of Akron.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Maurice B. KENT officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 5, 1973

Robert E. Rice Sr.
Robert E. RICE Sr., 52, R.R. 2, Argos, a general foreman for the Indiana Highway Department, was killed instantly Sunday afternoon while working on U.S. 30 north of Bourbon.
Highway workers had been called out at the request of Indiana state police to fill chuck holes in the dual-lane road. Rice was working near his pick-up truck in a driving lane with another highway truck nearby. A semi-rig hit the pick-up truck and, although Rice had seen the semi coming and had jumped toward a roadside ditch, he was struck by the pickup.
Dr. George DEATON of Bremen, Marshall county coroner, said Rice suffered a skull fracture, broken neck and crushed chest.
A 40-year resident of the Argos community, Rice was born in LaPorte June 10, 1920 to William and Rose MARTINDALE RICE. He was married in Argos June 21, 1941 to Marjorie ARICK, who survives. Rice had been an Argos school bus driver and also a farmer.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Judy) KELLY, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Larry (Sharon) AULT, Etna Green, and Jane [RICE], at home; five sons, Robert [RICE] Jr., Argos, and Larry, David, Dan and Ricky [RICE], all at home; three granddaughters, and two brothers, James W. [RICE], R.R. 2, Argos, and Glenn [RICE], Rolling Prairie.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Paul C. LANTIS officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 1 p.m. Tuesday to 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Cora E. Kunkle
Mrs. Cora E. (BROWN) KNAUFF KUNKLE, 86, 309 West 11th street, died at 11:10 p.m. Saturday in the Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. She had been ill six weeks.
Born Jan. 12, 1887, in Howard county, she was the daughter of Grant and Della STACK BROWN. Her first marriage was March 22, 1905, at Macy to Truman KNAUFF. He died in 1952. Her second marriage was in 1959 to Olen KUNKLE in Peru. He died in 1960. She had resided in Rochester since 1948, moving from Perrysburg. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Perrysburg and the Women's Missionary Society of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Chester (Ortha) ADKINS, R.R. 3, Peru, and Mrs. Leroy (Orma June) RICH, Fort Wayne; three sons, Gerald and Glen KNAUFF, both of Rochester, and Myron [KNAUFF] of Valparaiso; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Iva MARLEY, Prosser, Wash., and Inez WILEY, Bradenton, Fla.; three brothers, Luther [BROWN], Kokomo; Wiley [BROWN], Fort Wayne, and Harry [BROWN], of Ventura, Cal. One grandson and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist church at Perrysburg. The Rev. John EVANS will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 3 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Dora A. Gottschalk
Mrs. Dora A. GOTTSCHALK, 95, Kewanna, died at 2:25 a.m. today in the Woodlawn hospital following an extended illness.
Born Jan. 15, 1878, at Bradford, Ark., she was the daughter of Jefferson and Jane CORNELIUS BRAMAN. Her marriage was Oct. 29, 1895, at Rochester, to John GOTTSCHALK. He preceded in death in 1964. She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ and Auxiliary Unit 53 of the Disabled Veterans.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Geneva DAVIS, Granger; Mrs. Elnora LIND, Logansport, and Mrs. Ruth WALTERS, R.R. 1, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Fannie KINZIE, Scottsdale, Ariz.; seventeen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Rollie WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 6, 1973

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Wednesday, February 7, 1973

Lavera Horne Hendrix
Mrs. Lavera (STOCKBERGER) HORNE HENDRIX, 75, Mentone, died unexpectedly at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.
Born Dec. 21, 1897, at Tiosa, she was the daughter of George and Artinsis KESLER STOCKBERGER. Her first marriage was to Fred A. HORNE on April 22, 1915. He died in April, 1956. Her second marriage was to Charles HENDRICKS [sic] in March, 1971. He survives. She was a member of the Talma Bible church and the Mothers of World War II.
Also surviving are four sons, Robert HORNE, South Bend; Ralph D. and Harold E. HORNE, both of Mentone; Richard L. HORNE, of Elkhart; five daughters, Mrs. Sam (Leota) HOLLOWAY, Talma; Mrs. Lowell (Loa Jean) WHETSTONE, Akron; Mrs. Richard (Shirley) GRIMM, Mentone; Mrs. Burton (Donna) BAKER, Mentone; Mrs. Paul (Beverly Sue) MURPHY, Akron; one stepson and five step-daughtrs; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Gail) HART, of Angole; and Mrs. Madge POSELL, of Fort Wayne; thirty-four grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Talma Bible church. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today until noon on Friday at the King Memorial home in Mentone and at the church one hour prior to services.

Sudie Rhodes
Mrs. Sudie RHODES, 61, Akron, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Nov. 22, 1911, in Louisville, Ky., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WHITE. Her marriage was to Richard RHODES. She had resided in the Akron area since 1960 and was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Bettie) WILSON, Rochestera, and Mrs. Norman (Leaetta) CONRAD, of Michigan City; one son, Charles YOUNG, Rochester; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Melissa McNALLY, Mrs. Goldie HOOKS, Mrs. Mary CRAWFORD and Mrs. Dorothy SCOTT, all of Louisville, Ky.; five brothers, Charles WHITE, Russell WHITE, David WHITE, George WHITE and Ernest WHITE, all of Louisville, Ky.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Ronald NELSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 8, 1973

Elizabeth V. Babcock
Mrs. Elizabeth Victoria BABCOCK, 81, 1707 Madison street, died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Saturday. She had been ill one year.
Born Sept. 26, 1891, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of William H. and Rachel BAINS JOHNSON. Her marriage was May 30, 1920, in Rochester, to Charles C. BABCOCK. He preceded in death in 1963. She moved from Fulton county to Indianapolis in 1927. She had resided in Rochester for the past two years.
Surviving are several cousins including Mrs. H. J. (Alida) LEASE, of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers 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 after 2 p.m. Friday.

Mabel Sheler
Mrs. Mabel SHELER, 75, Big Rapids, Mich., died early this morning in Community hospital in Big Rapids. She was the mother of Mrs. Barbara CARROLL of R.R. 1, Rochester.
Final rites will be Sunday in Big Rapids. The Rogers funeral home in Big Rapids is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Friday, February 9, 1973

Robert D. Bruce
Robert D. BRUCE, 42, R.R. 3, Kewanna, was found dead at 5:08 p.m. Thursday in a United Telephone truck parked on County Road 300 North, 1/4 mile east of Ind. 17. Death was attributed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the chest.
Born Jan. 22, 1931, at Winamac, he was the son of James and Alma EDLIN BRUCE. His marriage April 30, 1956, at Fort Walton Beach, Fla., to Donna MOHR, who survives.
He was an employee of the United Telephone company and a veteran of the Korean war. He was a member of th Winamac Masonic lodge and the South Bend Scottish Rite.
Surviving with his wife and parents are one daughter, Barbara (BRUCE], at home; three sons, Dan, Tim and Jim [BRUCE], all at home; one sister, Mrs. James FOSTER, Kewanna; three brothers, Tom BRUCE, Winamac; Bill BRUCE, Moline, Ill., and John BRUCE, also of Winamac.
Final rits will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. James BUTLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Masonic lodge will conduct memorials ervices at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Ernest W. Wales
Ernest W. WALES, 70, Pinellas Park, Fla., died early Thursday morning in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Born July 13, 1902, in Rochester, he was the son of Frank and Mary MILLISER WALES. His marriage was to Dorothy J. HOUT. He was a welder for the Metal Forming corporation of Elkhart prior to his retirement. He had been a resident of Florida the past 5 1/2 years, moving from Elkhart. Prior to his residing in Elkhart he had lived in the Rochester area.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Janet LECOUNT, New Paris, and Mrs. Dianne CLEMENTS, Elkhart; one son, Robert P. [WALES], Pilellas Park; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie SIXBY, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Ada NEHER, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Jennie WOLF, Frankfort; one brother, Ora [WALES], of Pinellas Park.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday 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 from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday until the hour of service.

Saturday, February 10, 1973

Homer D. Koffel
Homer D. KOFFEL, 84, 314 Fulton avenue, died at 3:05 a.m. today at his home after an illness of two weeks. He was born July 24, 1888 near Rocheter to James and Martha SHRIVER KOFFEL, and had lived here since 1961, moving from Wickenburg, Ariz. He was married Sept. 12, 1932 in Geneva, Ill., to Latrania STINSON, who survives. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Helen) STEPHENSON, Sawyer, Mich., and three grandsons. Three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Mondy.

Marilyn McColley
Miss Marilyn McCOLLEY, 28, Indianapolis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman McCOLLEY of Kewanna, was one of five persons killed in a two-car crash on Ind. 67 at the north edge of Gosport Friday at 7 p.m.
It was the worst traffic accident in Indiana this year.
Miss McColley, a nurse at Indianapolis Methodist hospital, was in a car drive by Larry BROWN, 29, Indianapolis, who also was killed. Killed in the other car were David R. OWEN, 26, Nashville; his wife, Gloria [OWEN], 25, and their one-year-old daughter Windy Gail [OWEN]. Mrs. Owen was the driver.
State police said the collision occurred on a slight curve, but that visitility of both drivers was unobstructed.
Rites for Miss McColley are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Monday, February 12, 1973

Marilyn McColley
Final rites were at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna for Miss Marilyn L. McCOLLEY, 28, Indianapolis, who was killed in a two-car accident Friday night on Ind. 67 at the north edge of Gosport.
The Rev. James BUTLER officiated and burial was in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Miss McColley was born in Rochester Sept. 1, 1944 to Herman and Mildred TOMLINSON McCOLLEY. She had been a licensed practical nurse at Indianapolis Methodist hospital since 1963. She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Ron [McCALLEY], Wabash, and Steve [McCALLEY], a student at Indiana State university; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Marjorie McCOLLEY, Akron, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lelia TOMLINSON, Kewanna.

Elgy V. Rentschler
Elgy V. RENTSCHLER, 73, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Woodlawn hospital. He had been seriously ill three weeks.
Born July 31, 1899, in Fulton, he was the son of George and Lettie LUDWIG RENTSCHLER. His first marriage was to Lola CUNNINGHAM, who preceded in death. His second marriagte was to Mervine HUBERT in March, 1930, at Rochester. She survives. He was a life-long residet of the Rochester area. A farmer, he was a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge 665, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Mizpah Temple of Fort Wayne and the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving with his wife are four sons, Phillip, Ned and David [RENTSCHLER], all of Fulton, and Jim [RENTSCHLER], R.R. 1, Lucerne; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Clarence [RENTSCHLER], R.R. 6, Rochester. Preceding in death were six brothers, Henry, Andrew, George, Robert, Verl and Paul [RENTSCHLER] and one grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Howard TYNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cometery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Fulton Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services during the funeral.

G. Wayne Heisler
G. Wayne HEISLER, 70, 1200 Hill street, co-owner of Heisler's Pharmacy, 821 East Ninth street, was pronounced dead on arrival at Elkhart General hospital at 2 p.m. Saturday. Death was attributed to an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Heisler had resided in Rochester 22 years, moving from Bourbon.
He was born June 20, 1902, near Bourbon to George and Jennie BELTZ HEISLER. His marriage was June 21, 1925, in Bourbon to Agnes MARTIN, who survives. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, the Masonic lodge No. [79] at Rochester, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne and the Rochester Lions club.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Franklin W. [HEISLER], R.R. 2, Rochester; five grandchildren, Mrs. Rosmary SCHNECT, Fort Wayne; Phyllis and Barbara HEISLER, and Glen and David HEISLER, all of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby HALL, Warsaw, and Mrs. Mary BIGGS, Miami, Fla.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Fostr & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiat. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home where memorial services will be conducted by the Masonic lodge at 8 p.m. today.

Tuesday, February 13, 1973

Anna Haimbaugh
Mrs. Anna HAIMBAUGH, 89, North Manchester, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Peabody Memorial Home at North Manchester.
Born Feb. 7, 1884, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Daniel and Amelia HOLMAN JONES. Her marriage was Feb. 2, 1908, to Meade HAIMBAUGH. He died in 1958. She was a member of the First Baptist church in South Bend and had resided at the Peabody Home the past 3 1/2 years, moving from South Bend.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Wilma HEIMBECKER, Ferndale, Mich.; Mrs. Georgianna WEST, Albany, Ga. and Mrs. Dorise MYERS, South Bend; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mary CLIFTON and Mrs. Raye BLACKETOR, both of North Manchester; Mrs. Mae UMBAUGH, Argos, and Mrs. Ruth CLYMER, Louisville, Ky.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Peabody Memorial chapel. The Rev. Charles HENDERON and Superintendent William VISSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Roy M. Hawk
Roy M. HAWK, 67, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a brief illness.
He was admitted to the hospital Sunday evening after a heart seizure in his home.
He was born Oct. 2, 1905 in Walnut township, Marshall county, near his present home, and had resided all his life in that community except for two years in Galien, Mich. He was married to Jean PARTRIDGE Jan. 25, 1929 in Rochester; she survives. He was the son of Roscoe and Nellie RODGERS HAWK. A lifetime farmer, he recently retired. He was a member of the Christian church, Argos Masonic Lodge No. 399 and St. Joe Valley Scottish Rite of South Bend.
Surviving with the wife are several cousins and other relatives.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. J. Brown GAULDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Masonic memorial rites will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Wednesday, February 14, 1973

James O. Whybrew
James O. WHYBREW, 74, R.R. 1, Bunker Hill, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in Dukes hospital at Peru.
He was born July 8, 1898 in Fulton county to Joseph and Harriet DAVIS WHYBREW. He was married in Rochester Aug. 14, 1918 to Mabel Susan FENTERS, who died April 28, 1963.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. James (Harriet) MOFFITT, Kokomo; Mrs. Charles (Doris) STANLEY, Jonesboro; Mrs. Donald (Juanita) LAKE, Kokomo, and Mrs. John (Mary Sue) WYLIE, Terre Haute; three sons, Omar [WHYBREW], Bunker Hill; Frank and Merritt [WHYBREW], both of R.R. 5, Peru; twenty-six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. A son, four sisters and seven brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Allen funeral home at Bunker Hill with the Rev. Austin GABLE officiating and burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Esther A. Manning
Mrs. Esther A. MANNING, 78, 1214 Pontiac street, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at her residence. She had been ill since November. Mrs. Manning was grandmother of Mrs. Don (Beverly) OVERMYER, Rochester.
A former resident of Lucerne, she was born Oct. 16, 1894, in Cass County to Daniel and Martha POWELL FIEDLER. Her marriage was Aug. 28, 1912, at Logansport to Harry F. MANNING. He died May 28, 1959. She was a member of the Zions United Methodist church at Lucerne, the WSCS of the church and the Harrison Township Home Economics club.
Surviving are one son, Harry [MANNING] Jr., R.R. 2, Galveston; a daughter, Hazel MANNING, Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Leonard FIEDLER, Seymour, and Charles FIEDLER, Rochester; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zions United Methodist church at Lucerne. The Rev. David ALEXANDER will officiate. Burial will be in he Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center after 3:30 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Otto G. Reed
Otto G. REED, 82, Fulton, died at 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Final rites are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Thursday, February 15, 1973

Otto G. Reed
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Otto Grant REED, 86, Fulton, who died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Howard TYNER will officiate. Burial will be in he Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.
Born Oct. 31, 1886, in Fulton county, Mr. Reed was the son of Robison and Minerva POWNALL REED. His marriage was Feb. 12, 1905, in Fulton to Nellie M. DOUD. She survives. He was a retired school teacher and a farm equipment salesman for the Kewanna Implement company. He was a lifetime resident of Fulton and a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Gwen) BERKSHIRE, Kokomo; two grandsons; two great-grancsons. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Friday, February 16, 1973

Frances Walker
Mrs. Frances J. WALKER, 49, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 4:30 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born June 28, 1923, at Benbenia, N.D., to John and Rose PETROSKI, she had resided in the Argos area seven years, moving from Michigan City. Her marriage was June 19, 1955, to David WALKER, who survives. She was a member of the St. Michael Catholic church in Plymouth.
Also surviving are three daughters, Koren, Sandra and Sherry [WALKER], all at home; one son, David John [WALKER], also at home; three sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Kathryn) GABORICK, of Dowagiac, Mich.; Mrs. Walter (Ann) ZAJAC and Mrs. Mary ZAJAC, both of Chicago; one brother, Stephen PETROSKI, Chesterton.
Final rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the St. Michael Catholic church at Plymouth. The Rev. Thomas E. DORIOTT will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. Saturday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Nellie Marie Fernbaugh
Mrs. Nellie Marie FERNBAUGH, 64, R.R. 2, Kewanna, was found dead at 1:50 a.m. today in a shed attached to the garage behind her home, three miles southeast of Grass Creek. She was found by her husband, Carl [FERNBAUGH]. Fulton County Coroner Junior B. GOOD said death was by hanging. State Police Detective Sgt. Don SMITH and Fulton County Sheriff Homer CARR also investigated.
Mrs. Fernbaugh was born May 26, 1908, at Monterey to Adam and Bessie HARRIS KLINE. Her marriage was June 16, 1928, at Leiters Ford to Carl W. FERNBAUGH, who survives. She had resided in the Kewanna area four months, moving from South Bend. She was an employee of the Sears store in South Bend 12 years. She was a member of the Zion Gospel chapel in Kewanna.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Michael R. [FERNBAUGH], of South Bend; two brothers, Dwight and Clifton [KLINE], both of R.R. 1, Monterey.
Final rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Moses Wright
Moses WRIGHT, 88, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth following a brief illness.
Born Oct. 18, 1884, at Beattyville, Ky., he was the son of Elsworth and Nettie WHISMAN WRIGHT. His marriage was March 15, 1909, at Beattyville, to Elizabeth KENDRICK. She died in 1951. A retired laborer, he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ at Argos. He had resided in the Argos area 24 years, moving from Alger, O.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pierce (Nannie) VIRES, Argos; Mrs. Abraham (Mary) McDANIEL, Winamac; Mrs. Robert (Martha) SWINEHART, Goshen; two sons, Samuel WRIGHT, of Argos, and Charlie WRIGHT, Inwood; thirty-three grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Alice and Mary [WRIGHT], both of Arizona; one brother, Anthony WRIGHT, of Lake Helen, Fla. Two sons and one daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Church of Jesus Christ at Argos. The Rev. Lloyd HOWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and at the church one hour prior to services.

Lena E. Brown
Mrs. Lena E. BROWN, 76, R.R. 4, Wabash, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Wabash county hospital. She had been ill since last summer.
Born June 27, 1896, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SANDERSON. Her first marriage was to Paul SATTERTHWAITE. He preceded in death. Her second marriage was to Charles E. BROWN. He died Dec. 20, 1964. She was a member of the Lincolnville United Methodist church, the Lincoln Center Home Demonstration club and the Rebekah lodge at Lincolnville.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry WRIGHT, Marion, and Mrs. Don EMMONS, Osceola; one step-daughter, Mrs. Emerson SHEETS, Akron; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lincolnville Methodist church. The Revs. Loren E. PODD and Carl THOMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Etna Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bailey funeral home in Huntington and at the church one hour prior to services.

Saturday, February 17, 1973

Lena E. Brown
Charles E. BROWN, husband of Mrs. Lena BROWN, 76, who died Wednesday at the Wabash county hospital, survives his wife and is residing at R.R. 1, Macy. This corrects an erroneous statement in Friday's obituary.

Nellie M. Fernbaugh
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna for Mrs. Nellie Marie FERNBAUGH, 64, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who was found dead at her home Friday morning. Pastor Steve BRADLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Winamac Memorial Gardens cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel until 9 o'clock tonight.

Infant Neidlinger
Infant girl NEIDLINGER was dead at birth at 11 p.m. Thursday, in South Bend Memorial hospital. She was the daughter of Robert and Barbara WILHELM NEIDLINGER, R.R. 1, (Ind. 10 and Ind. 17.), Culver.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Jill [NEIDLINGER], and a brother, Jim [NEIDLINGER], both at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Faye NEIDLINGER, R.R. 2, Culver; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ermal WILHELM, Argos.
Graveside services will be at the Culver Masonic cemetery at 4:30 p.m. today with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating. The Grossman funeral home in Argos was in charge of arrangements.

Monday, February 19, 1973

Fern Barr
Mrs. Fern BARR, 75, Talma, died at 8 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth where she was admitted Sunday. She had been ill since July and serious two weeks.
Born March 10, 1897, in Akron, she was the daughter of Frank and Edith HOLLOWAY ARTER. She had lived most of her life in the Talma area except for 25 years spent at Indiana Harbor and a short time in Illinois and South Bend. Her marriage was May 3, 1919, in Rocheser to Fred D. BARR, who survives. She was a member of the World War I Barracks 479 Auxiliary, and a charter member of the Red Cross Gray Ladies. She attended the United Methodist church at Talma and was active in the United Methodist Women's group.
Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Betty) CHAPMAN, North Manchester; Mrs. Grover (Lois) EVERHART, Kingsport, Tenn., and Mrs. James (Juanita) WAGNER, Griffity; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Lois) HUBBARD, Rochester. Two sons, Charles A. and William E. [BARR], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Walter HOUSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Nathan Stanley
Last rites were held at 1 p.m. today at the Dunnicay funeral home in Elwood for Nathan STANLEY, 79, Elwood, who died at 3 a.m. Friday in Mercy hospital of that city after a month's illness.
The Rev. William MATHYS officiated and burial was in the Fulton cemetery.
Born Sept. 15, 1893, at Connersville, Mr. Stanley was the son of Frank and Ada RETHERFORD STANLEY. He was a retired employee of the Delco-Remy plant in Anderson.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Clifford BAGGERLEY, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Marion MURDEN, Fulton; Mrs. Thurman CROOK, R.R. 5, Logansport, and Mrs. James WERNER, Fulton, and nieces and nephews.

Louise Oaklad
Mrs. Louise OAKLAD, Grantsburg, Wis., died early today in Grantsburg. She was the sister of Mrs. Leonard SAMPLE and the aunt of Mrs. John ESHELMAN, both of Rochester.
Final rites are set for Tuesday in Grantsburg.

Annie Lee Hayes
A Pulaski county man, Herman Lee CARROLL, 38, R.R. 1, Culver, is being held in Pulaski county jail at Winamac on a preliminary charge of first degree murder in the death of a woman who was employed at the Rochester Metal Products company plant.
The victim was Mrs. Annie Lee HAYES, 51, who was killed by a shotgun blast Saturday night in Carroll's home just west of Ind. 17 in Pulaski county.
Fulton County Sheriff Homer CARR received the first word of the incident when a woman called the sheriff's office at 11:55 p.m. Saturday and said that Mrs. Hayes had been killed when a shotgun was fired through the front door of the Carroll home. Carr informed Pulaski county officers, who are conducting the investigation.

Tuesday, February 20, 1973

Edward Easterday
Edward EASTERDAY, 71, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 12:05 a.m. today in Pulaski County Memorial hospital at Winamac following a serious illness of four months.
He was born Oct. 27, 1901 near Fulton to William and Clara Etta COLLINS EASTERDAY and was a lifetime resident of the Fulton and Marshtown areas. He was married to Huldah CAMPBELL, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a carpenter and was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Everett [EASTERDAY], R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Eugene [EASTERDAY], R.R. 3, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Mildred) ENGLE, Kewanna, and Mrs. Owen (Arlene) McVEY, R.R. 6, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A son, William Edward [EASTERDAY]; a brother; a sister, and a grandson, Michael, preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 21, 1973

Nova F. Warner
Mrs. Nova F. WARNER, 76, Argos, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth following a three-month illness.
Born May 22, 1896, in Green township, she was the daughter of Thomas Wesley and Rosetta PRICE IRWIN. A lifetime resident of the Argos area, her marriage was June 20, 1925, near Culver to Ray Vaughn WARNER. He died June 25, 1931. She was a member of the Walnut Gospel church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Evelyn) ROSCHE, St. Joe, Mich.; three sons, Dr. Stanley E. WARNER, Thorntown; Bernard and Wendell WARNER, both of Argos; thirteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Arlie (Ila) JONES and Mrs. Donald (Cristol) FISHBURN, and one brother, Francis IRWIN, all of Argos. Several brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. J. Brown GAULDEN will officiate. Burial will be in Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 22, 1973

James W. Walton
James W. WALTON, 49, a grocer here for 28 years, died of a heart attack at his home at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The death was totally unexpected; he had shown no symptoms of illness prior to the attack.
A resident of 1003 East Ninth street, Mr. Walton joined his father-in-law, Harold DAY, in operation of Day's Food Market at Ninth and Race streets in 1945 after discharge from the Army. He also had been a Rochester justice of the peace for several years.
Mr. Walton served in the European theatre of operations during World War II. He was a member of Grace United Methodist church and the local Elks lodge and American Legion post.
Born Oct. 25, 1923 in Albion, he was the son of Claude and Fan "Cress" WALTON. He moved here from Albion in 1942. On Aug. 9, 1943 he was married to Martha J. DAY, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, J. Christopher WALTON, a Manchester college student; three sisters, Mrs. Seymour (Jo) ELIN, Rochester; Mrs. Walter (Jayne) BUTZ, Albion, and Miss Peg WALTON, Hammond, and a brother, Burdette WALTON, Glasgow, Ky.
Private funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of donations to the Heart Fund.

Kenneth A. Smith
Kenneth A. SMITH, 56, Beaver Dam Lake, died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.
Born March 27, 1916, at Pendleton, he was the son of Andrew and Grace SMITH. His marriage was to Thelma Elizabeth KUHN in December, 1937. She survives. Mr. Smith had resided at Beaver Dam two years, moving from Alexandria.
Also surviving are two sons, Dennis [SMITH], of Bourbon, and Steven [SMITH], Summitville; a daugher, Mrs. Joyce MORGAN, Alexandria; two brothers, Russell [SMITH], Sherman, Texas, and Elmer [SMITH], Markleville; one half-brother, Albert WATSON, Vallijo, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Hazel COOPER, Anderson, and six grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Karl Kile funeral home in Alexandria. Burial will be in the Parkview cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday. The King Memorial home at Mentone is in charge of local arrangements.

Carrie C. Pletcher
Mrs. Carrie C. PLETCHER, 87, a resident of the Methodist Memorial home at Warren since 1962, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the home. she was a former resident of Elkhart.
Mrs. Pletcher's marriage was to Lloit PLETCHER. He died in 1970. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church at Elkhart.
Surviving are one son, Robert [PLETCHER], of Elkhart; a daughter, Mrs. George COOK, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; one great-grandson.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Methodist memorial chapel in Warren. The Rev. Albert CLARKE will officiate. Burial will be in the Spring Hill cemetery at Warren. Friends may call at the Methodist Memorial chapel. The Butler funeral home in Warren is in charge of arrangements.

Jon S. Hoffer
Jon S. HOFFER, 22, Warsaw, died at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Sept. 21, 1950, at Warsaw, he was the son of Frank and Dorothy HOFFER. His marriage was to Jan ALLISON, who survives. He was an employee of the Gehring Industries at Etna Green and had resided in the Warsaw area most of his life.
Also surviving are one daughter, Kerri [HOFFER], at home; his parents; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rena HOFFER, Warsaw; the maternal grandfather, Vernon EGOLF, of Warsaw; the maternal grandmother Mrs. Virginia HERSHBERGER, Mishawaka; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Bessie SENSIBAUGH, of Mishawaka, and one sister, Ruth [HOFFER], at Atwood.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS will officiate. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Friday, February 23, 1973

Jessica E. Teel
Jessica Ellen TEEL, 85, Perrysburg, died at 4:20 a.m. today in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Naomi KNAUFF of Perrysburg, after a one-week illness.
She was born to Chalmers and Margaret CLINE LOCKWOOD March 8, 1887 in Miami county. She was married March 31, 1910 in Mexico to William R. TEEL, who died Feb. 10, 1955. She was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. KNAUFF; Mrs. Vilma GLENDENING, Peru, and Mrs. Mary WIDEMAN, Amboy; two sons, Glen [TEEL], of R.R. 2, Macy, and Joe [TEEL], of R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; a sister, Miss Genevieve LOCKWOOD, Peru; twelve grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Three brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home, Ind. 16 and U.S. 31, with the Rev. John EVANS officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 24, 1973

[no obits]

Monday, February 26, 1973

Katherine Hansen
Final rites were conducted Friday in Corworth, Ia. for Mrs. Katherine HANSEN, 90, who died Wednesday in the Concorn nursing home in Garner, Ia. She was the mother of Mrs. Ed LOEBIG of Rochester and the grandmother of James and Robert LOEBIG, also of this city. Burial was inWesley, Ia.

Everett A. Warren
Everett A. WARREN, 59, Burket, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at his home following a heart attack.
He was born Oct. 24, 1913 in Warsaw to Ora and Julia LAUGHLIN WARREN and had lived 30 years in the Burket area. He was employed at the Da-Lite Screen company in Warsaw and was a former janitor at the Burket school. He was married Oct. 29, 1932 to Frances BROWN in Warsaw. He was a member of the Indiana Volunteers Firemen's association, the Burket volunteer fire department and the National Campers and Hikers association and was president of the Kosciusko Cut-Ups Campers club.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Everett "Butch" WARREN, Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Carolyn) HARTMAN, Warsaw; three brothers, Ora [WARREN] Jr., Atwood; Clifford and Edward [WARREN], both of Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Owen (Mildred) ECKER and Mrs. Donald (Ethel) GOSHERT, both of Warsaw, and Mrs. John (Irene) BULES, Ponta Gorda, Fla., and five grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Donald POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gale Brunk
Gale "Joe" BRUNK,77, Long Beach, Cal., died in Woodruff community hospital in Long Beach at 5:45 p.m. Friday. He was a retired barber who operated a shop in Kewanna for many years.
He was the son of Joseph and Emma LEASURE BRUNK. He was married to Lucile POWLEN, who died April 8, 1965.
Surviving are a son, Jack F. BRUNK, Garden Grove, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Emaline SULLIVAN, Westminister, Cal.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Gladys RICHARDS, R.R. 2, Kewanna.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery with Pastor Sam OLSEN officiating. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 27, 1973

Goldie J. Coggins
Mrs. Goldie J. COGGINS, 77, Talma, died at 8:55 a.m. today in the Miller nursing home in Rochester. She had been a patient two years.
Born March 4, 1896, at Big Foot, she was the daughter of John and Pleasant FIFER MIKESELL. Her marriage was in 1941 to Jack COGGINS. He survives. Mrs. Coggins attended the Talma United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Viola) ADAMS, Mentone; two brothers, Clarence MIKESELL, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Ervin J. MIKESELL, of Manhattan Beach, Cal.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the King Memorial home in Mentone.

Pearl Goodwin
Mrs. Pearl GOODWIN, 89, Macy, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Miller nursing home where she had been a patient since last November.
She was born Feb. 15, 1884 in Mexico to Joseph and Phoebe McGUIRE DILLMAN and had lived most of her life in Miami county. She was married in October, 1906 in Mexico to Otto GOODWIN, who died in 1962. She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia HORNER, Peru, and Mrs. Mary MOORE, Denver, and a brother, Joseph E. DILLMAN, Kokomo. A daughter, Mrs. Dorothea SHAMBARGER, died Nov. 22, 1972.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Robert C. Morton
Final rites were conducted Saturday in Warsaw for Robert C. MORTON, Warsaw resident who died Thursday. He was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Jesse (Helen) BROWN of Rochester.
Mr. [Morton] was a lumber wholesaler and president of the W. R. Willet Lumber company of Louisville, Ky.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Marjorie [DAGUE] MORTON, the former Marjorie DAGUE of Rochester.

Edna Thrush
Final rites will be conducted Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Flanner-Buchanan funeral home in Indianapolis for Mrs. Pearl THRUSH, former Rochester resident who died Monday in Indianapolis. Mrs. Thrush was the former Miss Edna FRED of this city.

Wednesday, February 28, 1973

Ona M. Blue
Mrs. Ona M. BLUE, 90, South Bend, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Myers nursing home at Bremen. She had been ill several years.
Mrs. Blue was born Aug. 5, 1882, near Harrison Center and had resided all her life in the Mentone area until 1958 when she moved to the home of her daughter. Her first marriage was to Albert BLOUGH in 1902. He preceded in death in 1905. Her second marriage was to Homer BLUE. He died in 1958.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Ignota) REPKE, South Bend; one brother, Claude BRANT, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Amanda ALEXANDER, Mishawaka; Mrs. Ruth WARD, South Bend; one grandson; three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be in the King Memorial home at Mentone Friday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Goldie J. Coggins
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone for Mrs. Goldie J. COGGINS, Talma, who died Tuesday in the Miller nursing home in Rochester. The Rev. Walter HOUSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 1, 1973 to Friday, March 2, 1973

[no obits]

Saturday, March 3, 1973

M. Jean Overmyer
Mrs. Marilyn Jean OVERMYER, 39, R.R. 4, Rochester, died of a coronary arrest at 1 a.m. today in the Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis. She had had major surgery earlier this week.
Mrs. Overmyer, wife of Marvin OVERMYER, a Rochester middle school teacher, had been Riddle elementary school secretary for five years.
She was born Oct. 5, 1933 in Fulton county to Harold and Louedva BUNN KUHN and was a lifetime resident of Fulton county. She was married June 21, 1953 in Fulton county. She attended Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, D. Michael [OVERMYER], a Rochester high school junior, and Ricky L. [OVERMYER], a Purdue university freshman; the parents, R.R. 3, Rochester; two brothers, John [KUHN], R.R. 3, Rochester, and Larry [KUHN], Fort Wayne, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. BUNN, R.R. 4, Rochester. A sister, Mary Ruth BAKER, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Trinity United Methodist church with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Charles E. Moon
Charles E. MOON, 84, formerly of R.R. 1, Kewanna, died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen WOOLINGTON of Kewanna, at 12:15 a.m. Friday.
He was the son of Henry and Mary WARE MOON and was a retired farmer and part-time carpenter. His first marriage was to Maude GUISE in 1910; she died in 1958. He was married to Oma HIZER in 1959; she died in 1970. He was a member of the Bruce Lake Community church, where he was superintendent of the Sunday School.
Surviving with Mrs. Woolington are another daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Dorothy) MOSKAL, Venice, Cal.; a son, Henry [MOON], San Gabriel, Cal.; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Two brothers, a sister and a grandson preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Bruce Lake Community church with the Rev. David P. FRETTINGER officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison garden chapel in Kewanna after 1:30.

Daniel Duaine Backus
Daniel Duaine BACKUS, two-month-old son of Daniel and Jennell GEIGER BACKUS, Akron, died at noon Friday in Riley Children's hospital at Indianapolis, where he was admitted eight days ago. He had a congenital heart condition.
He was born Dec. 28, 1972 in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard GEIGER, Akron, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald GAGNON, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. James BACKUS, R.R. 4, Wabash.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. William PARROTT officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, March 5, 1973

U. Scudder Wilson
Ulysses Scudder WILSON, 87, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 2:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Sunday. He had b een ill one year.
Born Jan. 10, 1886, in Macy, he was the son of Dr. J. S. and Mary JOHNSON WILSON. His marriage was Dec. 25, 1907, in Akron to Hermione A. WHITTENBERGER, who survives. He had resided his entire life in the Macy area and was a former teacher at the Macy high school. He had served as trustee of Allen township in Miami county, Miami county treasurer and recorder. He was a member of the Macy Christian church where he had taught the Men's Bible class for over 50 years.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Virginia KIBIGER, South Bend; Mrs. Gerald (Joanna) KNAUFF, Rochester; Miss Willodean WILSON, R.R. 2, Macy; seven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren. One son, Robert [WILSON], two grandsons and five sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Macy Christian church. The Rev. Chester WALTHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Carrie M. King
Mrs. Carrie Mae KING, 81, R.R. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Jan. 23, 1892, in the Mt. Zion neighborhood, she was the daughter of John W. and Della JOHNSON CONRAD. Her marriage was Nov. 2, 1912, at Mt. Zion to Howard G. KING. He survives. She was a member of the Presbyterian church in Rochester and the Mt. Zion Harmony club.
Also surviving are three sons, Robert [KING], at home, and Donald and William [KING], both of Rochester; three grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

James R. Good
James R. GOOD, 51, Elkhart, died Sunday at his residence.
He was born May 18, 1921, in Pawtucket, R.I. His marriage was April 23, 1948, in Elkhart to Evelyn LOCHMONDAY, who survives. He was a member of the VFW at Elkhart and was a U.S. postal clerk 18 years.
Also surviving are three sons, Richard [GOOD], of South Bend, James [GOOD], a student at Ball State university, and Robert [GOOD], at home; his father, Charles GOOD, Rochester; his grandmother, Mrs. Odie TRUSLER, Warren; one sister, Mrs. Thomas WELSH, South Bend, and a brother, Joseph [GOOD], of Mentone.
Final rites will be at 10 p.m. Wednesday in the Walley-Mills-Zimmer funeral home in Elkhart. The Rev. Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in Elkhart. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The Masonic lodge of Elkhart will conduct memorials ervices at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Pauline Hill
Mrs. Pauline HILL, Gardena, Cal., died Friday in the Kaiser Foundation hospital in Englewood, Cal. She was the sister of Mrs. James JACKSON, Robert, Fred and Earl BROWN, all of Rochester.
Mrs. Hill graduated from Rochester high school in 1929 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene BROWN, former Rochester residents. Both parents are deceased. Her marriage was to Howard HILL, who preceded in death.
Surviving with her brother and sister of Rochester are one son; three grandchildren; three other sisters and one brother.
Final rites will be Tuesday in the chapel of The Chimes in Inglewood, Cal.

Tuesday, March 6, 1973

Pauline Hill
Omitted by mistake from the obituary notice of Mrs. Pauline HILL in Monday's issue was the name of a surviving brother, Orlo BROWN of Plymouth.

Wednesday, March 7, 1973

Harold E. Bonnell
Harold E. BONNELL, 49, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 6 a.m. today at his residence.
Born Feb. 4, 1924, in Pulaski county, he was the son of Stacey and Chloe ABBOTT BONNELL. His marriage was July 7, 1946, at Royal Center to Helen BAKER, who survives. Mr. Bonnell was a farmer and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Headlee Church of God and the American Legion Post at Winamac.
Also surviving are hie father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Stacey BONNELL, R.R. 2, Star City; two sons, Leland [BONNELL], a student at Indiana university at Bloomington, and Kim [BONNELL], R.R. 1, Star City; one daughter, Annice [BONNELL[, at home; a brother, Bobbie [BONNELL], Royal Center; one sister, Mrs. Betty KLEMZ, Hebron. His mother, seven brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 8, 1973

[no obits]

Friday, March 9, 1973

Forest M. Pfeiffer
Forest M. PFEIFFER, 80, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 5:40 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he was a patient three weeks. He had been ill for two years.
He was born March 7, [1893] in Bremen to John and Ellcinda STANLEY PFEIFFER and moved here from Bremen in 1940. He was married Sept. 7, 1917 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Iva O. FEICHTER, who survives. He was a retired carpenter and contractor and also had been a farmer. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Rochester American Legion post.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. L. M. (Betty) THORNBURG, R.R. 1, Grovertown; four sons, Forrest [PFEIFFER], R.R. 3, Rochester; Willis [PFEIFFER], R.R. 1, Silver Lake; Devon [PFEIFFER], R.R. 2, Bourbon, and Richard [PFEIFFER], R.R. 1, Walkerton; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Roy (Oma) CAROTHERS, Bremen; Mrs. Ray (Anna) PADGETT, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Byron (Emma) GILCHRIST, Argos, and two brothers, I. Oliver and Stanley [PFEIFFER], both of Bremen. A daughter and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Lemuel Tam
Lemuel "L.A." TAM, 70, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Thursday.
Born Nov. 20, 1902, in White county, he was the son of Magnus H. and Elizabeth M. ROLLER TAM. His marriage was April 9, 1928, in Winamac, to Gladys GUNDRUM, who survives. A retired employee of the Penn-Central railroad, he had resided in the Rochester area since 1945, moving from Pulaski county. He was a farmer and a member of the Fulton County Fraternal Order of Police. He also was a member of the Manitou Moose and the Logansport Eagles lodges.
Also surviving are one son, Sherald [TAM], R.R. 6, Rochester; three grandsons, Brad, Bryan and Brett TAM, all of R.R. 6, Rochester; one brother, Harry [TAM], Delphi; one sister, Mrs. Charles (Viola) WHITEMAN, Logansport; one half-brother, Elmer Roy TAM, Burnettsville. Two half-brothers and three half-sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. Steve SCHRADER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 10, 1973

[no obits]

Monday, March 12, 1973

Goldie M. Guise
Goldie Mae GUISE, 87, former resident of 1015 Jefferson street, died at 9 a.m. Sunday in the National nursing home. She had been ill four years and serious two weeks.
Born March 26, 1885, in Putnam county, she was the daughter of John R. and Rebecca FERRAND WILSON. Her marriage was June 1, 1904, at Kewanna, to Perry GUISE. He died in 1950. She was a member of the Rochester Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Buena) BUCKINGHAM and Mrs. Delbert (June) LARGE, both of Rochester; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildre. Two sons, an infant daughter and one granddaughter preceded in death.
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 Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Joseph D. Renfroe
Joseph D. RENFROE, 81, former Macy resident, died at 1:55 a.m. Sunday in the Methodist Memorial home at Warren. He had been a resident of the Warren home since February.
Born Aug. 22, 1891, at Olive Hill, Ky., he was the son of Joseph and Sally STEVEN RENFROE. He was a lifetime resident of Macy and a member of the Macy United Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, Rosa Mae [RENFROE], a resident at the Warren home; two sons, Walter E. [RENFROE], of Orlando, Fla., and Orville E. [RENFROE], of Macy; one daughter, Mrs. Myron WILSON, Dearborn, Mich.; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at the Methodist Memorial home. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Ever Rest Memorial Park cemetery, east of Logansport, where graveside services will be conducted at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Methodist Memorial chapel. The butler funeral home in Warren is in charge of arrangements.

Grace E. Overmeyer
Mrs. Grace E. OVERMEYER, 86, Monterey, died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday in the Healthwin hospital in South Bend. She had been ill 1 1/2 years.
Born April 6, 1886, in Indiana, she had resided most of her life in the Monterey area. Her marriage was Nov. 18, 1903, to John W. OVERMEYER. He died in 1958.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary LANGBEEN, Lansing, Ill.; Mrs. Leona ENGEL and Mrs. Viola TINBERG, both of Culver; Mrs. Geraldine DECKER, South Bend; one son, James Russell OVERMEYER, Highland; two sisters, Mrs. Mary PARKER, Porter; Mrs. Bessie STEPHENSON, Ora; twenty-eight grandchildren; fifty-nine great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Philip LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Hartz cemetery near Monterey. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Blaine T. Orr
Blaine Totsie ORR, 63, Kewanna, died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital following an extended illness.
Born June 17, 1909, in Oklahoma City, Okla., he was the son of Harry and Katherine THOMAS ORR. His marriage was July 29, 1939, in Kewanna, to Katherine Ann KOPP, who survives. Mr. Orr was a retired funeral director and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, the American Legion, Kewanna Masonic lodge and the I.O.O.F. at Kewanna.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jean BROWN, Delray Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Villa KUK, LaPorte; two half-sisters, Mrs. Faith BERNITSKE, South Bend, and Mrs. Louis JOHNSON, Plano, Texas; three half-brothers, Gale ORR, Plano, Texas, and Robert ORR, New Orleans, La., and Daniel ORR, Riverside, Cal.; one step-sister, Mrs. Ann WAGNER, LaPorte, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Kewanna United Methodist church. The Rev. James BUTLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Kewanna American Legion Post.

Tuesday, March 13, 1973

[no obits]

Wednesday, March 14, 1973

John B. Gill
John B. GILL, 80, R.R. 1, Macy died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient two weeks. He had been in failing health one year.
Born May 11, 1892 in Otis, Ind., he was the son of Frank and Rose SALAT GILL. Moving from Chicago, he was a 40-year resident of Macy. His marriage was Sept. 20, 1917, to Aurelia McGOWAN who died in May, 1972.
A retired farmer and veteran of World War I, he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic church, Leroy Shelton American Legion Post and the Rochester VFW Post.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Julia HOUSER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Agnes REHM, Westville; five brothers, William [GILL], Munster; Jefferson and Thomas [GILL], both of Highland; Edward [GILL], LaPorte, and Andre [GILL], Westville. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Catholic church. Father Harold WELLER will officiate. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. [cemetery] in Rochester. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by the Rochester VFW and The American Legion.

Gertrude E. Press
Mrs. Gertrude E. PRESS, 64, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Miller Nursing home. She had been a patient since last December.
Born Nune 22, 1908, in Hammond, she was the daughter of Barney and Julia CLARK WILHELM. Her marriage was May 30, 1937, in Gary to Jack PRESS, who survives. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
One sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thursday, March 15, 1973

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Friday, March 16, 1973

Emily von Ehrenstein
Miss Emily von EHRENSTEIN, 88, died this morning at 1 o'clock in Miller's nursing home here, where she had resided the past five years. Death came after an illness of eight months.
Born Dec. 22, 1884, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Ernest and Ellen KEWNEY von EHRENSTEIN and had spent her entire life in this community. Her father had been a member of the German nobility before his emigration to this country and the family traces its origin to the 16th century in Denmark.
Miss von Ehrenstein had been a member of the First United Presbyterian church here for 78 years, making her the church's senior in membership, and also belonged to the Fulton County Hostorical Society. She was well-known for her devotion and compassion to the ailing and shut-ins of the community.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Grover (Louise) TILLETT, Peru, and Miss Harriett von EHRENSTEIN, Mesa, Ariz., and three nieces, Mrs. John (Jean) SARAZEN, Los Angeles; Mrs. Roy (Anne) BARR, Peru, and Miss Mary Louise TILLETT, Marion.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Infant Golden
Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. today in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery for infant GOLDEN, daughter of Samuel and Ramona GROSVENOR GOLDEN, who was dead at birth at 10:56 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. The Rev. Edwin C. McCLARON officiated. Final arrangements were in charge of the Grossman funeral home in Argos.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Dixie [GOLDEN], and a brother Samuel [GOLDEN] Jr., both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold GROSVENOR, Bourbon; the paternal grandfather, Arthur GOLDEN, Mentone; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Leander JONES, of Millwood.

Don Pownall
Don POWNALL, 60, Lansing, Mich., died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He had been ill since September.
He was born May 16, 1912, in Fulton, to Lee and Lulu D. CLINE POWNALL. He had formerly resided in Fulton 16 years. His first marriage was to Fern CORNELL. She preceded in death Aug. 30, 1948. His second marriage was to Linda ROPER, who survives. He was a salesman for the Cook Coffee company of Lansing and a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul REESE, Lansing, Mich.; two brothers, Ray [POWNALL], Rochester, and Roy [POWNALL], of Plymouth; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Helen GAULT, Grass Creek. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Raleigh WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Ada C. DeLong
Mrs. Ada C. DeLONG, 87, former resident of R.R. 1, Macy, died at 5:10 a.m. today in the Centerbury Manor nursing home.
Born Jan. 16, 1886, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of David and Sarah ZENTZ. Her marriage was Feb. 2, 1902, at Butler to Frank DeLONG. He died June 23, 1959. She had lived in the Macy area the past three years, moving from Elkhart. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America at Elkhart.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kirch (Ethel) HECKATHORN, R.R. 1, Macy; two grandsons, Arthur LUND, Elkhart, and Robert HECKATHORN, Fulton; two great-granddaughters; one great-great-granddaughter. One son, three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. Stephen SCHRADER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery at Elkhart. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, March 17, 1973

Leta E. Good
Leta E. GOOD, 57, R.R. 2, Argos, died at noon Friday at her home following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 5, 1916 in Knox, she was the daughter of Lloyd A. and Pearl WYANT COX. Moving from Knox, she had been a resident of Argos 23 years. Mer marriage to Richard A. GOOD was March 16, 1939
She was a member of the Walnut Ruralettes, member and past worthy matron of Argos Order of Eastern Star, and past president of Argos American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband, Richard [GOOD]; four sons, Gene and Pat [GOOD], both of Kenton, O., James [GOOD], Dayto, O., and Dan [GOOD], Argos; two brothers, Robert COX, Tucson, Ariz., and Kenneth COX, Calumet, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Sidney (Eula) FOUT, Knox, and Mrs. Grace BALLINGER, Plymouth; six grandchildren and ten nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Grove cemetery in Argos.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday. Memorial services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home by the Argos Order of Eastern Star. Memorials may be given to Knightstown Soldiers and Sailors Children's Home.

Burk B. Miller
An airplane crash of undetermined cause Friday afternoon took the life of Burk B. MILLER, 51, Rochester realtor and school board member.
Miller was killed about 4:10 p.m. when his single-engine Piper Cherokee 180 aircraft crashed following takeoff from May airport, a private field along U.S. 35 about eight miles south of Knox.
Miller had taken off to return to the Fulton county airport here, but the plane circled the field to approach the runway again and then struck the top of some trees near the end of the runway.
The reason for Miller's return to the airport is not known. The Federal Aviation Agency and the National Transportation Safety Board has taken charge of the investigation to determine cause of the crash.
Miller, a licensed private pilot, was flying the Cherokee owned by Fulton County Aviation. He had taken the plane to the Mays airport to complete his instrument flight test with the airport operator, Larry MAY, a licensed FAA flight examiner.
May said that Miller passed the 1 1/2-hour test "with flying colors". During the flight, May added, there were no apparent problems either with the aircraft or with Miller's physical condition. Miller was pleased to have passed the difficult test and chatted with May before starting his return flight.
There evidently were no witnesses to the crash. May had gone to his office after Miller's takeoff to telephone his home when he heard the sound of the crash. He rushed to the scene, then returned to call ambulance and police assistance. May also informed the Fulton County Airport of the accident. Harry WELLS, airport manager; Mike THOMPSON, Miller's flight instructor, and Les LARSON, another local pilot, immediately went to the field themselves.
Miller first obtained a pilot's license in 1941 while a student at DePauw university, resuming flying about four years ago. He had over 200 hours of flying time.
Long active in local civic affairs, Miller had been a trustee of Rochester community schools since 1967 and just completed a term as school board president. He also was a past president of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Rochester Kiwanis club and had continued as an active member in both organizations. He had served as a member of the Fulton County Board of Public Welfare, as well.
Miller was a member of the Rochester Elks and Masonic lodges, Scottish Rite of South Bend and Shrine of Fort Wayne. He was a member and elder of the First United Presbyterian church and a member of American Legion post here.
A licensed real estate broker since 1955, Miller on Feb. 1 had closed his own realty office here to associate with Gottschalk Realty. He was a member and past president of the Fulton County Board of Realtors and belonged to state and national realty associations.
Born May 11, 1921, in this city, he was the son of Robert R. and Erma TAYLOR MILLER. His late father was Fulton county clerk and judge of the Fulton circuit court. Miller had spent most of his life in this community, returning in 1955 from Greentown where he had operated an elevator for nine years.
He was a graduate of Rochester high school and DePauw university. During World War II he served almost five years in the Pacific theatre aboard tankers and attack transports and earned the rank of lieutenant commander.
In 1958, he was the Democratic candidate for state representative from this district.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Merry MILLER, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Douglas (Michele) JUMP, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Thomas (Cathleen) GREENE, New Castle.
Last rites are incomplete, pending notification of relatives, but tentatively are set for Monday afternoon at the First United Presbyterian church with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4-9 p.m. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to a favorite charity.

Monday, March 19, 1973

Don Pownall
Funeral services for Don POWNALL, 60, Lansing, Mich., who died Wednesday at his residence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Final rites previously were scheduled for Sunday afternoon but due to weather conditions the funeral home in Lansing has not been able to transport Mr. Pownall's body here until today.

Burk B. Miller
Last rites were held at 1 p.m. today at the First United Presbyterian church for Burk B. MILLER, 51, 912 Jefferson street, who was killed Friday afternoon when his single-engine airplane crashed following takeoff from a private airfield south of Knox.
The Rev. Allen JUMP officiated and burial was in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge.
Cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board at the Fulton county airport here, where wreckage of the plane has been taken. The normal time span before probable cause of the accident will be determined is three months, say authorities.
Miller, a licensed private pilot, had just completed successfully his instrument flight test with Larry MAY, operator of the airport and a licensed flight examiner. He took off to return to Rochester, but his plane circled the field and then struck the top of some trees on the approach to the runway.
A realtor here since 1955 and a member of the Rochester school board, Miller is survived by his wife, the former Ada MERRY, to whom he was married Sept. 27, 194w, at Dunkirk. Also surviving are three daughters, Miss Merry MILLER, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Douglas (Michele) JUMP, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Thomas (Cathleen) GREENE, New Castle.

Pvt. William G. Lancaster
Pvt. William G. LANCASTER, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert LANCASTER, Rochester, is one of three passengers aboard a small single-engine private plane which has been missing since Friday, according to the Civil Air Patrol in Lynchubrg, Va.
The CAP, hopig for better weather, planned to resume its search today for the Cessna 172 which left Fort Eustis, near Williamsburg, at 6:18 p.m. Friday on a non-stop flight to Roanoke, Va. There has been no word of it since.
Officials at Fort Eustis said the plane was piloted by Pvt. Richard W. BUCKERT, of Monmouth, Ill. The passengers were identified as Pvt. Frederick W. GOTTEL, 20, of Parma, Ohio, and Lancaster.
All were assigned to Co. A at Fort Eustis.
High winds and cloudy skies hampered fruitless search efforts Saturday and Sunday, a CAP spokesman said.
The spokesman said Sunday the CAP is "following up a lead in Pittsylvania County" south of here, but declined to elaborate. It also was reported the CAP was checking on leads in Franklin County southwest of Roanoke.
The search Sunday, the spokesman said, was concentrated in Bedford, Cumberland and Nelson counties to the east and north of here, but "weather conditions prevented our aircraft from flying low over mountainous areas."
Besides CAP planes, the spokesman said, helicopters from both the Army and Coast Guard have been made available for the search.

Tuesday, March 20, 1973

Pvt. William G. Lancaster
With one lead having fizzled out, the Civil Air Patrol planned another all-out search today - weather permittine - for a small plane missing since Friday with three servicemen aboard, including Pvt. William G. LANCASTER, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. LANCASTER of Aubbeenaubbee township.
A wreck was sighted Monday said Maj. Rucker TIBBS, mission coordinator for the CAP, but it turned out to be the remains of a two-year-old crash which had not been properly marked off.
Tibbs said the CAP has received reports from the Montebello area northwest of Roanoke and the Ferrum area southwest of Roanoke of a low-flying plane and of a plane going down.
The men aboard, all members of Co. A at Fort Eustis, Va., also included Pvt. Richard W. BUCKERT, 21, of Monmouth, Ill., the pilot, and Frederick W. GOTTEL, 20, of Parma, O.
The plane left Fort Eustis at 9:18 p.m. last Friday for Roanoke, Va., and has not been heard from since.
There were 19 planes and four helicopters in the air Monday, the first good weather day since the plane was reported missing. Tibbs said they made 56 trips and flew 91.8 hours during the day. High winds and cloudy skies had hampered earlier search efforts.
Tibbs said the aircraft covered areas from Pulaski to Farmville, from Montebello to Chase City and from Covington to Ferrum - areas which extend to all sides of the route the plane should have been following.

Stephaie Ann Rinard
Infant Stephanie Ann RINARD, daugher of Robert and Ruth SNYDER RINARD, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth where she was born four hours earlier.
Surviving with her parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence SNYDER, R.R. 2, Argos, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth RINARD, R.R. 2, Argos, the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester DEISCH, R.R. 5, Rochester; the paternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Lila RINARD, Argos, and Mrs. Cecil (Pearl) MINZEY, of Plymouth.
Prayer services will be conducted at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of final arrangements.

Lela Mae Pownall
Mrs. Lela Mae POWNALL, 64, 611 West Ninth street, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Monday. She had been ill 10 years.
Born Oct. 27, 1908, in Otloma, Ia., she was the daughter of Joseph STEVENS. Her marriage was Feb. 12, 1927, in Chicago to Ira E. POWNALL. She had resided here five years moving from Lombard, Ill.
Surviving are her husband; one son, Robert E. [POWNALL], of Lima, O., and two grandsons, Robert and William POWNALL, both of Lima, O. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, March 21, 1973

Lena McQuiston
Lena McQUISTON, 81, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she was a patient eight days.
She was born Nov. 11, 1891 in Burlington to Walter and Cora THOMPSON MOORE and had lived in the Disko area since 1923, moving there from Kokomo. She was married July 6, 1912 in Kokomo to Roscoe J. McQUISTON, who died in 1962. She was a member of the Disko United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Eileen) GEARHART, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur [MOORE], Kokomo, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice EADS and Mrs. Inez SEE, both of Kokomo. A brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Roy FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Albright cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Carl McCrosky
Carl McCROSKY, 65, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted two hours earlier. He had been ill 1 1/2 years.
Born Aug. 14, 1907, in Liberty township, he was the son of Virgil P. and Sarah COOPER McCROSKY. His marriage was Aug. 22, 1952, in Rochester to Caroline STANLEY, who survives. Mr. McCrosky was a farmer and a lifetime resident of Fulton county.
Also surviving are two brothers, Clifford [McCROSKY], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Arolo [McCROSKY], of Logansport; two uncles, Harley McCROSKY, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Cecil McCROSKY, Rochester. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 22, 1973

Richard A. Nissen
Richard Arthur NISSEN, 44, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday shortly after arrival at Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill the past six months.
Mr. Nissen operated the Citgo service station at Fifth and Main streets until November last year. He then opened the Rochester Service Center for sales and service on small motors at 730 Indiana avenue.
Born Feb. 3, 1929, in Bellevue, O., he was the son of Nelson and Loretta SCHARF NISSEN. His marriage was Jan. 29, 1949, at Plymouth to Mary COX, who survives. He had resided here 18 years, moving from Plymouth. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church, the K. of P. lodge and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Brenda K. [NISSEN], at home; Mrs. Jim (Mary Ellen) SAYGER, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Karl (Debbie) VOYD, of Lafayette; two grandsons, Scott and Brian SAYGER, both of Rochester; three sisters Mrs. Martin (Corabelle) HILDEBRAND, Bellevue, O.; Mrs. Basil (Mary I.) PORTER, Paulding, O., and Mrs. Robert (Betty) SHORTER, of Plymouth; one brother, Robert [NISSEN], of Argos. One grandson and his father preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph Catholid church. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today where the Rosary will be recited at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

Joseph F. Lewis
Joseph Fred LEWIS, 50, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in Logansport following a short illness.
Born Dec. 24, 1922, in Cass county, he was the son of Fred and Minnie WENNINGER LEWIS. His marriage was Sept. 30, 1944, in North Judson to Florence SAFRANSKI. He had resided in the Lucerne area most of his life and was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic church at Lucerne.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, Norman [LEWIS], of Columbus, Ind.; Richard [LEWIS], at Purdue university; Jeffery and Ronald [LEWIS], both at home; his mother, Mrs. Minnie LEWIS, R.R. 1, Lucerne; one brother, Albert LEWIS, Woodstock, N.Y.; four sisters, Mrs. Charles STREU, Logansport; Mrs. Thomas MORIN, Marion; Mrs. Edward CHIDALEK, Knox, and Mrs. Clifford LEVERETT, Indianapolis.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the St. Elizabeth Catholic church at Lucerne. The Rev. Thomas FOX will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Peters cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

William M. Thompson
William Mac THOMPSON, 76, Boca Raton, Fla., died unexpectedly at 3:14 p.m. Wednesday in the Boca Raton hospital. He was the father of Mrs. Gloria WERNER and Mrs. Lillian C. MEISER, both of Rochester.
Born Aug. 13, 1896, in Hammond, he was the son of William and Hermine THOMPSON. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Rochester and the Orak Shrine at Hammond.
Also surviving are his wife, Irene [THOMPSON], and a son, William C. [THOMPSON], of Fayetteville, N.Y.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the R. Jay Fraeer funeral home in Boca Raton.

Friday, March 23, 1973

Barbara A. Geller
Mrs. Barbara Ann GELLER, 41, Rochester, died at 8:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Thursday evening. Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, March 24, 1973

Barbara A. Geller
Services for Mrs. Barbara Ann GELLER, 41, Rochester, who died at 8:40 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Thursday evening, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Born in Detroit, Mich., June 25, 1931, to Brian and Olevia GOODY JERNIGAN, she had resided in Rochester since moving from Detroit in 1949. She was married to Homer GELLER July 13, 1957, in Angola.
Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Therse) HART, R.R. 3, Rochester; two sons, Charles DILL, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Dennis DILL, at home; one grandson, Bryan HART, R.R. 3, Rochester; her mother, Olevia JERNIGAN, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Morse (Patricia) UTTER, R.R. 2, Rochester, Mrs. Voight (Shirley) ALLRED, Middlebury, and Mrs. John (Magaline) RAMSEY, R.R. 2, Akron; three brothers Robert JERNIGAN, R.R. 2, Rochester, Michael JERNIGAN, R.R. 2, Akron, and Joe JERNIGAN, R.R. 2, Royal Center; a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura ROZEK, Saginaw, Mich.

Isabel Troyer
Isabel M. TROYER, 76, 1114 Monroe street, died at 9 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill several years. Born Nov. 10, 1896, in Fordville, N.D., to James and Mary PECKOVER HENRY, she had been a resident of Rochester 12 years. She came here from Converse where she had lived since 1941. Her marriage to Robert S. TROYER was on Aug. 31, 1922, in Park River, N.D. She was a member of the Presbyterian church in Fordville, N.D.
Surviving are her husband, Robert S. TROYER; one son, Robert C. TROYER, Terre Haute; two daughters, Mrs. Weldon (Mary) CHRISTNER, Peru and Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) YOUNG, Hartford City; eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Laird and Son funeral home in Amboy. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories in Marion. Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, March 26, 1973

Pvt. William Lancaster
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home for Pvt. William "Greg" LANCASTER, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert LANCASTER, R.R. 4, Rochester, who was killed March 16, in an airplane crash 15 miles from Roanoke, Va.
A 10-day search for a missing light aircraft ended Sunday with the discovery of the plane and the bodies of its three occupants, including Lancaster, on a wooded mountainside in western Virginia.
A Civil Air Patrol plane flying out of Lynchburg spotted the shattered wreckage of the single-engine Cessna 172 just west of Summitvale, Va., only a few hours before the search was to have been abandoned.
Youthful CAP cadettes hiked to the crash scene and there found the bodies of the three Army privates who had been en route from Ft. Eustis to Roanoke when the aircraft crashed the night of March 16.
Police identified the bodies as Richard BUCKERT, 21, of Monmouth, Ill., the pilot, and his two passengers, Frederick GOTTEL Jr., 20 of Parma, O., and Lancaster.
The CAP said all three men had been thrown from the plane when it came down into the woods on the side of the mountain known as Wild Knob, five miles west of this Bedford county community.
CAP Maj. Rucker TIBBS said the wings and tail section of the plane had been torn from the fuselage by the impact of the crash and that parts of the aircraft were scattered "all over the mountain."
Buckert, Gottel and Lancaster, all stationed at Ft. Eustis, took off from the Army base near Williamsburg at 6:18 p.m. March 16 on what an Army spokesman said was an "unofficial" flight to Roanoke.
State police set the time of the crash as about 90 minutes later. What happened is not yet known.
An intensive air and ground search for the plane began after it failed to reach Roanoke, but until Sunday no trace of the aircraft had been found. The search was to have ended Sunday afternoon.
Tibbs said the hunt for the plane had been concentrated in Bedford County because there had been several reports that an aircraft, its landing lights on, had been seen in the area.
The last reported sighting, he said, had placed the plane near Montvale, about 18 miles northeast of Roanoke.
Pvt Lancaster was born March 31, 1951, at Plymouth to Robert and Rosalie LAWSON LANCASTER. He had lived his entire life in the Rochester area having graduated from Culver high school in 1969 and Fort Wayne International Business college in 1972.
He was inducted into the army in October, 1972, and received his basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. He attended Specialist School at Fort Eustis.
He was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church.
Surviving with his parents are two sisters, Malinda LANCASTER, a student at Indiana State university at Terre Haute, and Lucretia LANCASTER, at home; two brothers, James [LANCASTER], Van Wert, O., and Joseph [LANCASTER], R.R. 4, Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen LAWSON, R.R. 4, Rochester, and aunts and uncles.

Pruitt Ewen
Final rites were conducted at 3:30 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for William Pruitt EWEN, 54, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at his residence. The Rev. Donald E. MAUGHAN officiated. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.
Born Sept. 8, 1918 in Stanton, Ky., he was the son of Robert and Rebecca ESTES EWEN. His marriage was Jan. 6, 1943, in Montgomery, Ala., to Elizabeth B. ADAMS, who survives. A grain farmer, he had lived 45 years in this area moving from Stanton. He was a member of the First Baptist church, F&AM No. 79, and the American Legion Post in Rochester. He was a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Steven G. (Linda) WEIDMAN, Warsaw; one son, William Preston [EWEN], R.R. 6, Rochester; three grandchildren; two brothers, Howard M. EWEN, R.R. 6, Rochester; and Lonnie C. EWEN, McKinnon, Tenn. His parents and one brother preceded in death.

Alvin L. Weaver
Alvin L. WEAVER, 74, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital following an extended illness.
Born July 5, 1898, at Bremen, he was the son of Cornelius and Kassie STUNTZ WEAVER. His marriage was Dec. 18, 1918, at Bremen to Eva KAUFFMAN. She died Jan. 18, 1967. A retired farmer, he had resided in this area 31 years, moving from Argos. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Claude (Anna Kathryn) GOOD, Landisville, Pa.; Mrs. Wendell (Ruth) FORE, Columbus, O., and Mrs. Richard (Edna) SMITH, Inwood, W. Va.; three sons, Loren WEAVER, Mishawaka; Lloyd WEAVER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Danny Joe WEAVER, Warsaw; eighteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Ora WEAVER, New Paris.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Paul LANTIS will officiate. Burial will be in the City cemetery at Bremen. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. Tuesday until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Mary Teel
Mrs. Mary "Edna" TEEL, 74, 509 Madison street, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at her residence. She had been ill three months.
Born June 5, 1898, near Talma, she was the daughter of Warren and Eliza KESLER ENTSMINGER. Her marriage was Sept. 3, 1918, in Mentone to Norman TEEL, who survives. She had lived her entire life in Rochester and was a member of the Nazarene church.
Also surviving are two sons, Stanley and Robert TEEL, both of Rochester; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Her parents and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Maurice B. KENT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.
Amanda Easterday
Mrs. Amanda EASTERDAY, 92, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Final arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Tuesday, March 27, 1973

Amanda Easterday
Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda M. EASTERDAY, 92, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at 10 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital following a lengthy illness, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Olive Branch Church of god. The Rev. Lowell BURRIS will officiate. Burial will be in the [Tombaugh] cemetery. Friends may call until noon Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron and from 1-2 p.m. at the church.
Born Sept. 26, 1880 in Piqua, O., to John and Adaline O'NEIL ORDERS, she had resided in macy the past 57 years. She was married in 1896 to Valentine EASTERDAY, who died in 1954. She attended the Olive Branch Church of God.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lee (Bertha) MOYER, Silver Lake; Mrs. Harry (Eliza) KINLEY and Mrs. Glenn (Ruth) RAYMER, both of Marion; twenty-three grandchildren; fifty-nine great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one nephew, James HOUSTON, New Paris; four children, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren preceded in death.

Trina Maria Hartle
Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. today in the Leiters Ford cemetery for infant Trina Maria HARTLE, three-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul HARTLE, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Sunday in South Bend. The Rev. Robert SCHULTZ officiated.
She was born March 23 in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Surviving with her parents are the grandparents, Charles HARTLE, Culver and Mrs. Virginia LUTZ of Argos; wo brothers, Todd and Tracy [HARTLE], both at home.

Ruth Large
Miss Ruth LARGE, 74, South Bend, died at 5:15 a.m. today at St. Joseph hospital in South Bend where she was admitted Monday afternoon.
Born Sept. 28, 1898 in Delong to John and Mary FRY LARGE, she had resided in South Bend 50 years, moving there from Culver. A retired employee of Enro shirt company, South Bend, she was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist church of South Bend.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lutie REES, South Bend, and Elva STAYTON, Bremen; a brother, Ralph LARGE, Culver; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert E. SEITZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Washington cemetery southeast of Culver. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 28, 1973

Gary A. Day
Gary A. DAY, 27, R.R. 6, Rochester (West Eighth street), was killed at 12:25 a.m. today in a one-car crash on Ind. 110 just west of Old Ind. 17 in Marshall county.
State police said Day, alone in his westbound car, apparently fell asleep and the car went off the road gradually. It hit the crossarm pole of a Penn Central railroad crossing, went into an embankment on the north side of the highway and rolled over. Day was thrown out of the car and pinned beneath the vehicle.
Dean BYERS, Marshall county deputy coroner, said Day suffered a broken neck, skull fracture and internal injuries.
It was Marshall county's fifth fatal traffic accident of the year and the second one this month.
Day, the father of three young children, was employed by Nickles Bakery and had lived in the Rochester area for two years, moving here from Benton Harbor, Mich.
The son of Cecil and Bernice KRIDLER DAY, he was born Oct. 3, 1945. He was married Dec. 13, 1963 in Benton Harbor to Sandra SMITH. He was a member of the Rochester Jaycees, Rochester Eales lodge and the Peru YMCA.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, Brian, 7; Scott, 3 1/2, and Derek [DAY], 19 months; a brother, Norman [DAY], Flint, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. June MILLER, Michigan City, and Mrs. Phyllis DRITLEY of California.
The body has been removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Dey Brothers funeral home in St. Joseph, Mich., where rites are pending.

Carl L. Miller
Carl L. "Charlie" MILLER, 88, 719 East Ninth street, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester nursing home where he had been a patient 15 days. He had been ill one month.
Born Sept. 30, 1884, in LaPorte to Fred and Caroline MILLER, he had lived most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties. His marriage was on June 29, 1907, in Fulton county to Maude CLAREY, who died Sept. 21, 1963. A farmer and factory worker he had been retired 25 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gail (Esther) MATHEWS and Mrs. Merle (Agnes) CRAIG, both of Rochester; Mrs. John (Ruth) RITTER, Plymouth; two sons, Charles MILLER, Tippecanoe, and John MILLER, R.R. 5, Rochester; ten grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wilhelm MILLER, Rochester, and Frederick MILLER, Argos; two sisters, Martha SLIFE, Burket, and Mrs. Minnie REED, Huntington. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Zula S. Cook
Mrs. Zula S. COOK, 83, formerly of R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:50 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patiet three years. Arrangements are peding at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Lewis E. Slaybaugh
Lewis E. SLAYBAUGH, 71, Akron, died at noon Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital of a coronary attack. He had bee a patient one day.
Born June 12, 1901, in Miami county to Carl and Ella FLOHR SLAYBAUGH, he had lived his lifetime in Miami and Fulton counties. His marriage was on April 19, 1924 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Margaret SMOKER. Former owner of Slaybaugh Trucking company, he retired in 1962.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Homer (Julia) HOOVER, North Manchester; two sons, Richard SLAYBAUGH, Akron, and Lt. Jack SLAYBAUGH of the Indiana state police in Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; three great-gradchildren; one sister, Mrs. Marie BRIGHT, Akron. One sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, March 29, 1973

Esther E. Smith
Mrs. Esther E. SMITH, 77, former Rochester resident, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daugher, Mrs. Edith M. LILLY, Mishawaka. She had suffered an extended illness and had resided with her daughter five years.
Born June 19, 1895, at Plymouth, she was the daughter of Christopher J. and Rosa MARCH HAMMAKER. Her marriage was Aug. 31, 1918, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Edward C. SMITH. He died in 1951. Mrs. Smith had resided in the Rochester area many years and had lived on a farm in the Tiosa area.
She had worked in the Fulton County courthouse 25 years where she was employed in the County recorder's office and also in the office of the county clerk.
Surviving with her daughter are two grandsons, Ted and David LILLY, both of Mishawaka; one brother, Cletus HAMMAKER, South Bend, and nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. John McFARLAND will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Pvt. William Lancaster
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Pvt. William "Greg" LANCASTER, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert LANCASTER, R.R. 4, Rochester, who was killed March 16 in an airplane crash near Roanoke, Va.
The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Zula S. Cook
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Zula S. COOK, former resident of R.R. 5, Rochester, who died at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday in the Rochester nursing home. The Rev. Wayne SWIHART will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born March 19, 1890, in Myersdale, Pa., she was the daughter of Henry and Eliza SAYLOR LANDIS. Her marriage was Aug. 25, 1909, in Myersdale, Pa. to R. Elmer COOK. He died April 23, 1958. She was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving are two daughtrs, Mrs. James (Ruth) SEDAN, Royal Oak, Mich., and Mrs. Wallace (Marguerite) SPERRY, Culver; two sons, Willard [COOK], North Judson, and Dale [COOK], Toledo, O.; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth GRASS and Mrs. Mary MITCHELL, both of Akron, O., ad Mrs. Josephine HURLEY, Farmers City, Ill.

Olive L. Hall
Olive L. HALL, 85, R.R. 1, Akron, died at her home this morning. Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Friday, March 30, 1973

Olive L. Hall
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Olive L. HALL, 85, R.R. 1, Akron, who died at 4 a.m. Thursday at her residence. The Rev. John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Hall was born May 6, 1887, in Warsaw to John and Olive NICEWONDER. Her marriage was April 20, 1915, in Warsaw, to Lewis E. HALL. He died in 1947. She had resided in the Akron area 10 years, moving from Warsaw.
Surviving are one son, John T. HALL, R.R. 1, Akron; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Raymond Kane
Funeral services for Raymond KANE, 68, St. Petersburg, Fla., who died at his home Wednesday morning, will be conducted Saturday in St. Petersburg. Burial will be in the Lucerne Presbyterian cemetery Tuesday.
Mr. Kane's widow is the former Lucille CUMMINGS of Fulton county.
The Harrison funeral home of Kewanna is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon L. Lent
Gordon L. LENT, 72, R.R. 1, Etna Green, died at 11:06 a.m. Thursday at Murphy medical center in Warsaw where he had been a patient one day.
Born Dec. 6, 1900, in Nova Scotia to William and Ann LENT, he had resided in Etna Green seven years, moving there from the Mentone and Tippecanoe areas. His marriage to Dorthy STONER was June 20, 1936 in Mishawaka. He was a retired employee of R.R. Donnelley & Sons and a member of the Moose lodge in Warsaw.
Surviving are the wife; three sons, William [LENT], St. Louis, Mo.; Harold [LENT], of Sidney; and Stanley [LENT], Warsaw; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Ruby) PIPER, Plymouth; Mrs. Millard (Marjorie) BELL, Sidney, and Mrs. Max (Barbara) NEMETH, South Bend; seventeen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. A son, Gerald [LENT], preceded in death.
Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the King Memorial home in Mentone. Father Martin HORVATH will officiate. Burial will be in the Etna Green cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial home.

Saturday, March 31, 1973

[no obits]

Monday, April 2, 1973

Dalton D. Noel
A two-year-old boy who unlocked the door of a home and followed his aunt onto U.S. 31 was hit and killed by a car at 7:38 p.m. Saturday.
Dalton Dewayne NOEL, son of Charles Edward and Faith Ann NOEL of Culver, died of a massive skull fracture, according to Junior D. GOOD, Fulton count coroner. The boy was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital.
The accident was one of five in Fulton county during the weekend and this morning in which four other persons were injured and damage totaled $4,670.
The county's first traffic fatality of the year occurred in front of the Ghrist motel, in which the boy's aunt, Cathy COOK, was waiting to purchase cigarettes. The boy's parents were visiting Mrs. Noel's grandmother, Mrs. Bertha GIBSON, who lives on the west side of the highway, across the road from the motel.
The boy was hit by a southbound car operated by Riley Keith SHIRLEY, 28, Bremen. Shirley told officers he saw the child and pulled to his left, but that an oncoming vehicle prevented him from getting far enough over to miss the boy.
The body was taken to the Bremen and Sons funeral home in Knox.
The sheriff's office, state police and city police investigated.

Lotus T. Thrush
Lotus T. THRUSH, 75, 314 West 11th street, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 2 1/2 years and serious the past few days.
Born May 1, 1897, at Fletchers Lake, he was reared by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert THRUSH. His marriage was Dec. 6, 1919, at Grass Creek, to Lela J. THOMAS, who survives. He had lived his entire life in the Rochester and Grass Creek areas and was associated with various banks and financial institutions in this area. He had for many years managed the Security Loan and the Seaboard Finance offices in Rochester. He was a member of Grace United Methodist church, Kewanna Masonic lodge, Royal Arch Chapter 90 of Rochester, South Bend Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Shrine Temple and the American Legion Post. He was a veteran of World War I and served several years as Fulton county Red Cross chairman. He was active in work with the Chamber of Commerce and the Blood Bank.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert J. (Vivian) SCHEID and Mrs. Betty JENKINS, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Jack (Shirley) ANDERSON, Logansport; six grandchildren, John D. and Gary ELLITHORP, Kent, O.; James JENKINS, Rochester, Joseph JENKINS, Brooksville, Fla., Teresa and Danny ANDERSON, both of Logansport; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Luther J. ROSS, Indianapolis; an aunt, Effie THRUSH, Marion. A daughter, Mrs. John (Mary) ELLITHORP preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday where the Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. by the Kewanna lodge. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Raymond G. Kane
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Indian Creek Presbyterian cemetery near Lucerne for Raymond G. KANE, 68, St. Petersburg, Fla., who died at his home Wednesday. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 7 o'clock tonight.
Born Sept. 8, 1904 in Ashtabula, O., he was a tug boat captain with the Merritt-Chaptman-Scott company for 35 years before retiring in 1962. His wife is the former Lucille CUMMINGS of Fulton county.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Frances MacCAUSLAND, St. Petersburg; a brother, John [KANE], of Arkansas; a sister, Mrs. Helen BOURNE, Lakewood, N.Y.; four grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.

Lucile Eileen Siders
Graveside rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. today in the Fulton cemetery for infant Lucile Eileen SIDERS, three-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle SIDERS, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in Riley hospital, Indianapolis. The Rev. David ALEXANDER officiated. The Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton was in charge of arrangements.
Born March 28 in Logansport, she was the daughter of Lyle and Sandra WOOD SIDERS.
Surviving with her parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence SIDERS, R.R. 2, Kewanna; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris WOOD, Tipton; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Katie GAULT, R.R. 2, Kewanna; two brothers and three sisters, all at home.

Tuesday, April 3, 1973

[no obits]

Wednesday, April 4, 1973

Marian Oudersluys
A Michigan woman who with her husband was looking for antiques became Fulton county's second traffic fatality in four days at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in a two-car crash on Ind. 25 just north of the Fort Wayne road, a mile northeast of Rochester.
Mrs. Marian OUDERSLUYS, 64, Holland, died of a broken neck. She was in the front passenger's seat of a car driven by her husband, Richard [OUDERSLUYS], also 64, who suffred a fractured skull and multiple abrasions and contusions on he lower lip. He was listed in fair condition this morning at Woodlawn hospital.
Also hurt was the other driver, Lloyd E. TILLMAN, 46, R.R. 1, Claypool, who suffered a cut through his lower lip that required several stitches both inside and outside the lip. He was treated at Woodlawn hospital but not admitted.
The sheriff's office said the Oudersluyses were on their way to the Russell BARTHOLOMEW home to look at antiques. The house is on the west side of Ind. 25. Oudersluys was driving north and stopped opposite the Bartholomew driveway, then turned to his left in front of the south-bound Tillman car.
Tillman's car, going an estimated 60 mph, left 150 feet of skid marks on the highway as he tried to stop. Tillman pulled to his right trying to avoid a collision, but the front of his car hit the right of the other car broadside just off the highway at the front of the Bartholomew drive.
Mrs. Oudersluys was pronounced dead at the scene by Ed WENRICK and William HOLLERMAN, co-assistant coroners of Fulton county.
The body was transferred from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Notier Ver Lee Langenland funeral home in Holland.
Fulton county now has recorded two traffic fatalities this year. The first came just last Saturday night when two-year-old Dalton DeWayne NOEL of Culver was hit by a car on U.S. 31 at the north edge of Rochester.

Thursday, April 5, 1973

Marian Oudersluys
Dr. Richard OUDERSLUYS, 64, Holland, Mich., who sustained a franctured skull in a two-car accident near Rochesrter in which his wife was killed Tuesday afternoon, was transferred from Woodlawn hospital to a Holland hospital this morning. Dr. Oudersluys is teacher of Greek and New Testamant at Western Seminary in Holland and has been on the staff for 30 years.

Friday, April 6, 1973

John Henry Hittle
John Henry HITTLE, 46, Motley, Minn., brother of Mayor Wayne HITTLE of Rochester, and the former's wife, Margaret [HITTLE], 45, sister of Mrs. Everett RUSSELL, R.R. 1, Rochester, were shot to death at their farm home between 11 p.m. and midnight CST Wednesday.
The couple's son, Daniel [HITTLE], 23, is being held in the county jail at nearby Walker, Minn., and was to be arraigned today in the Walker county court. At the arraignment, the charge will be read and bond will be set. The case then will go to a Walker county grand jury.
Police authorities declined to give additional details pending the grand jury session, except to say that the couple was shot with a .22 caliber rifle and that the son was taken into custody at the scene of the crime about an hour after the shootings.
John Henry Hittle lived in Richland township of Fulton county at one time. His wife was the former Margaret AULT of the Argos community.

Sylvia E. Hines
Mrs. Sylvia E. HINES, 56, Valparaiso, Rochester native, died Thursday evening in the Porter Memorial hospital in Valparaiso.
Born July 28, 1916, near Rochester, she was the daughter of Wilson and Oma COCHEL FLYNN. Her marriage was Feb. 24, 1934 in Rochester, to Earl T. HINES, who survives. She had resided in Valparaiso 37 years, moving from Rochester.
Also surviving are four sons, Donald Lee and Kenneth Eugene [HINES], both of Valparaiso; Thomas LeRoy [HINES], of Friendswood, Texas, and Earl Richard [HINES], Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, William [FLYNN], Argos, and David and John FLYNN, both of Rochester. His parents, three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Bartholomew funeral home in Valparaiso. The Rev. James ROWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery in Valparaiso. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Clara F. Reese
Mrs. Clara Fern REESE, 84, 1123 Jefferson street, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. She had been ill three years.
Born Feb. 22, 1889, in Fulton county she was the daugher of Peter K. MUTCHLER and Christina Levina SWINEHEART. Her marriage was Oct. 10, 1908, in Marion, to Fred Alva REESE. He died in 1960. She was a lifetime resident of this area.
Surviving are three sons, Ralph REESE, Albion; Harold REESE, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Arthur Buryl [REESE], R.R. 6, Rochester; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Ethyl) BRILES, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Harry (Ruth) EXO, Dayton, O.; two brothers, Ira MUTCHLER, Sparta, Mich., and Clyde MUTCHLER, Combstock Park, Mich. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Saturday.

Angela Leieh Barker
Angela Leieh BARKER, 8, 430 West Second street, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one day. She had been ill one week.
Born March 19, 1965, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Mrs. Shirley BARKER. Her mother preceded in death July 28, 1969. She was a student in the second grade at Riddle school and had made her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond BARKER, who survive. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Also surviving are the great-grandfather, Mr. Irvin BARKER, R.R. 3, Rochester; aunts, uncles and cousins. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic church. The Rev. Harold WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday.

John Henry Hittle and
Margaret Hittle
Double funeral services for John Henry HITTLE, 46, and his wife, Margaret AULT HITTLE, 45, will be conducted at the Motley (Minn.) United Methodist church at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The bodies will be removed to the Grossman funeral home in Argos for graveside services in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Mrs. Edith BRUNNER will officiate.
Mr. and Mrs. Hittle were shot to deat at their farm home near Motley late Wednesday night.
Mr. Hittle, who engaged in plumbing and light farming, was born near Argos March 28, 1927 to Ralph and Nellie WHITTAKER HITTLE. A former resident of Leiters Ford and Rochester, he moved with his wife to Motley three years ago. The couple was married Sept. 1, 1946 in the Richland Center United Methodist church.
Surviving Mr. Hittle are four brothers, Wayne [HITTLE], Rochester; Gerald [HITTLE], of near Chicago; Raymond [HITTLE], Logansport, and James [HITTLE], Walkerton, and twin sisters, Mrs. Donald (Alta) ROCK and Mrs. Albert (Alice) SCHOTT, both of Rochester.
Mrs. Hittle was born July 30, 1927 in Culver to Herman and Rose COMLEY AULT. She was a member of the Motley United Methodist church.
Surviving are the mother, of Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Irmadean) HOSIMER, Beach Grove, Mrs. Everett (Pauline) RUSSELL, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Olive) McVEY, Knox. A brother preceded in death.
Common survivors of the couple are three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Judy) ANDERSON, Mrs. Terry (Peggy) PEACOCK and Mrs. Robert (Cindy) BUURN, all of Minnesota; a son, Daniel Joe [HITTLE], of Minnesota, and five grandchildren.

Monday, April 9, 1973

John H. Breseke
John H. BRESEKE, 77, Four Seasons Mobile Homes, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of 1 1/2 weeks. He was born Nov. 21, 1895 in Wanatah to Henry and Augusta ZIPPEL BRESEKE and had lived here since 1945, moving from the Hanna and Wanatah communities. He was married June 25, 1921 in LaPorte to Ama Gay ROSENBAUM, who died March 26, 1970. He was a retired lime dealer. He was a member of the Church of God and the Fulton County Senior Citizens.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cecil (June) GOODWIN, Union Mills; Mrs. Wayne (Lorna) CRAVEN, Newark, Del., and Miss Nancy BRESEKE, Chicago; two sons, James H. [BRESEKE], San Jose, Cal., and Donald K. [BRESEKE], Ann Arbor, Mich., and ten grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth LEININGER officiating. Burial will be in the Hanna cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the Heart Fund.

Clyde Kuhn
Clyde KUHN, 90, Akron, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Centerbury nursing home in Rochester following a six-month illness.
Born Nov. 19, 1882, in Akron, he was the son of Winfield and Kezie PUTMAN KUHN. His marriage was Dec. 8, 1908, at Rochester, to Elvida BURNS. She died in 1950. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Akron community all of his life. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Harold and Earl KUHN, both of Akron; three grandchildren, Ronald, Leonard and Wendell KUHN; four step-grandsons, Mike, Phillip and Andy FREECE, and the Rev. Charles ARMSTRONG; thirteen great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home. The Revs. Charles ARMSTRONG and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

John R. Kline
John R. KLINE, 85, 215 East Ninth street, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in the Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Saturday following a brief illness.
Mr. Kline was born Oct. 15, 1887, near Garrett to John L. and Permilla BATDORF KLINE. His marriage was Feb. 11, 1940, in Rochester to Ida Caroline TETZLAFF. She died May 19, 1961. A retired farmer in the Reiter community, he had lived most of his life in Fulton county. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church, the American Legion and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Arabelle NEFF, Ridgecrest, Cal.; Mrs. Pearl H. BURCH, Muncie; Mrs. Delma PURDY, Wabash, and Mrs. E. B. (Mary) BROOKHART, Brighton, Mich; one brother Daniel I. KLINE, of Elkhart.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Vernon KNIGHT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.

Tuesday, April 10, 1973

[no obits]

Wednesday, April 11, 1973

Robert K. Nellans
Robert K. NELLANS, 52, Richland Center community, died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 8:42 p.m. Tuesday from injuries sustained Monday at Commercial Welders and Fabricators in Plymouth where he was employed.
Born June 3, 1920, in Fulton county, the son of Dean and Fern ROOSE NELLANS, he had lived the majority of his life in Fulton county except for a few years in Argos. His marriage to Margaret C. NELLANS was June 1, 1941 in Marshall county. He was a commercial welder by trade, a member of Center I.O.O.F. lodge and the Richland Center United Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret; his mother, Mrs. Fern NELLANS, Argos; one son, Robert Joe NELLANS, Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Betty) CLICK, Auburn; Linda NELLANS, Santa Monica, Cal.; three grandchildren; one brother, Dee NELLANS and one sister, Mrs. Clinton (Eva) BENEDICT, both of Argos; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at the Grossman funeral home in Argos at 2 p.m. Friday. The Revs. John WORTINGER and Laurence SMITH will officiate. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where memorial services will be conducted by the Center I.O.O.F. lodge at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Carl W. Gross
Final rites were conducted Friday in Birmingham, Ala., for Carl W. GROSS of Birmingham who died April 3 in that city. Burial was in Elmwood cemetery at Birmingham.
A native of Newcastle township, he was born June 7, 1919, to Jacob W. and Bessie GROSS. He was a graduate of Talma high school in 1937. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and the war in Vietnam.
Survivors include three daughters and two sisters.

Thursday, April 12, 1973 to Friday, April 13, 1973

[no obits]

Saturday, April 14, 1973

Ray O. Eckert
Ray O. ECKERT, 65, R.R. 1, Mentone, died Friday at 4:50 p.m. in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
He was born May 29, 1907 in Warsaw to Loren and Mattie HIBSCHMAN ECKERT and was married to Arma L. RATLIFF Oct. 14, 1933. He was a farmer and a carpenter and a member of the Kosciusko County Council and the Kosciusko Community hospital board. He was former township trustee for eight years and was on the former township advisory board for 12 years. He attended Cook's Chapel church.
Surviving are a son, Duane [ECKERT], R.R. 1, Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Sandra) SIMPSON, R.R. 5, Warsaw, and seven grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home in Mentone with the Revs Edward IRWIN and Marvin LOWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 16, 1973

Russell L. Klinedinst
Russell L. KLINEDINST, 63, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
Born Nov. 2, 1909, at Tyner, he was the son of William and Anna DAWSON KLINEDINST. His marriage was July 20, 1931, at Valparaiso to Evelyn Fern CROW, who survives. A disabled World War II veteran, he had resided in the Argos area 15 years, moving from Bourbon. He was a member of the American Legion post at Argos.
Also surviving are two brothers, Ralph KLINEDINST, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Clifford KLINEDINST, Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Argos American Legion post will conduct graveside military services.

May Fugate
Mrs. Mae FUGATE, 90, 525 Clayton street, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, April 17, 1973

Bertha Calloway
Mrs. Bertha CALLOWAY, 71, Davidson, Saskatchewan, died Monday at University hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
A former Fulton county resident, she moved to Saskatchewan in 1924. She was the daughter of John and Ida MAXWELL VANDEGRIFT.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters; two sons; several grandchildren; one brother and several cousins. Final rites will be in Saskatchewan.

May Fugate
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Florence May FUGATE, 90, 525 Clayton street, who died Monday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Robert JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Sept. 20, 1882, at Hoover Station in Fulton county, she was the daughter of George W. and Mary Etta HALTERMAN ROUCH. Her marriage was Feb. 21, 1900, in Rochester, to James Henry FUGATE. He died Nov. 13, 1936. She had resided in the Rochester area all of her life and was a member of the World War II Mothers.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Alma) CRABILL, R.R. 4, Rochester; two grandsons, Joie R. STETSON, Springfield, Ky., and Lorin CRABILL, R.R. 4, Rochester, and three great-grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter preceded in death.

Wednesday, April 18, 1973

Bertha J. Jump
Mrs. Bertha J. JUMP, 83, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 10:40 a.m. today in Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac after she was hit by a car in front of her home.
Her doctor said she died of a coronary attack suffered after the accident. Mrs. Jump sustained a broken arm and possible fractured ribs when the car hit her.
The sheriff's office said the accident occurred at 7:15 o'clock this morning as she was crossing the road in front of her home on Ind. 17, one-fourth mile south of Kewanna.
Officers said Mrs. Jump was returning from her mailbox, across the road from her home, when she was struck by a car driven by Larry J. ODENTHAL, 24, R.R. 2, Royal Center.
The body will be removed to the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna.

Karen S. Guzicki
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna for Mrs. Karen S. GUZICKI, 35, South Bend, who was shot and killed by her estranged husband, Richard GUZICKI, at 10 p.m. Monday at her residence.
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 homa after 4 p.m. Thursday and at the St. Joseph funeral home in South Bend from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
According to police, Guzicki shot his wife with a carbine and then shot himself in their home. Their bodies were found by two of their six children. Police said the children had spent the night with a relative. Two of the children returned home.
Mrs. Guzicki was born May 1, 1937, in Kewanna to Kenneth and Olive WILLOUGHBY WATKINS. Her marriage was July 19, 1958, to Edwin GUZICKI who died Monday.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Olive WATKINS, R.R. 2, Kewanna, four sons, Gregory, Geoffrey, Gary, and Edwin [GUZICKI], all at home; two daughters, Linda and Lisa [GUZICKI], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Lee GLASSBURN, South Bend; Mrs. Joyce STOBALL, Lubbock, Texas; Mrs. Willa Bea BURNS, Macy; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Beatrice WILLOUGHBY, Kewanna. Her father and one brother preceded in death.

Robert O. DuBois
Robert O. DuBOIS, 59, 817 Madison street, was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. after suffering an apparent heart attack at his residence.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, he was born July 31, 1913, in Rochester, to Howard W. and Mabel FRETZ DuBOIS. His marriage was Jan. 5, 1935 at Plymouth to Lucille P. SMITH, who survives. Mr. Du Bois was a veteran of World War II and was in the abstracting business which he operated in his home. He was a member of the First Christian church, the Elks, Moose and Eagles lodges in Rochester, the VFW Post and the American Legion. At the time of his death he was a trustee of the Eagles Lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Colette) BAKER, Logansport, and Patricia BIDDINGER, Bloomington; two sons, Howard [DuBOIS], Rochester, and Marvin [DuBOIS], Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; one brother, Thomas E. [DuBOIS], Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy Jean) GUSTIN, Peru. One brother, Benjamin F. [DuBOIS], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Charles R. Fear Sr.
Charles R. FEAR, 79, 1117 Monroe street, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth.
He was born July 24, 1893, in Randolph county. His marriage was on Dec. 23, 1933, at Crown Point to Viola HENNINGER, who survives. A retired farmer, he had lived in Rochester nine years, moving from Knox. He was a member of the Knox Moose lodge.
Also surviving are a son Charles [FEAR] Jr., of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Russell HAZEN, Knox; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter [FEAR], of Kalamazoo, Mich. a sister, Mrs. Bertha JANA, Kewanna.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Harry Price funeral home in Knox. The Rev. Claude KEISER will officiate. Burial will be in the Bass Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Moose lodge will conduct memorial services Wednesday evening.

Phila E. Zuck
Mrs. Phila E. ZUCK, 89, Kewanna, died at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.
She was born Jan. 12, 1884 in Fulton county to William E. and Alta G. CHRISTMAN NICKELS. She was married to William H. RANS, who died in 1934. She was married to Jesse ZUCK, who died in 1959. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are a son, Robert H. RANS, South Bend; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison garden chapel in Kewanna with the Revs. Stacey WILLIAMS and Sam OLSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thomas Daniel Knauff
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Kennedy funeral home in Winamac for Thomas Lee KNAUFF of Kentland. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ora STEPHEN, Rochester.
The child died as a result of burns received in a fire that destroyed the family's home Monday night.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Knauff and their two-year old daughter, Marianne, are hospitalized with severe burns suffered n the blaze.
Mrs. Knauff and her daugher are at St. Elizabeth's hospital i Lafayette. Mr. Knauff is in Brook Memorial in Brook, Ind.

Thursday, April 19, 1973

Bertha J. Jump
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Jane JUMP, 85, R.R. 2, Kewanna, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Jump died of a heart attack at Pulaski county Memorial hospital at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after being hit by a car earlier in the day.
She was born Sept. 24, 1887 in Pulaski county to Henry and Ann SMITH LIDGARD and was married to Russell JUMP Sept. 24, 1905 in Star City; he died in 1936.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy SCHWEDER, Chicago; Mrs. Alice FRANZEN, Walnut Creek,Cal., and Mrs. Esther RUDE, R.R. 2, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Grace HERRICK, Royal Center; seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. A son, two sistes and one brother preceded in death.

Friday, April 20, 1973

Marguerite L. Graul
Mrs. Marguerite L. GRAUL, 68, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 4:55 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth where she was admitted early Wednesday morning.
Born Sept. 5, 1904, in Cleveland, O., she was the daughter of John and Edith GRESSER QUINN. Her marriage was March 30, 1929, in Cleveland to Stanley E. GRAUL, who survives. She had resided in this area 21 years, moving from Cleveland. She attended the United Methodist church in Argos and was former past-president of the 31 club.
Also surviving are one aunt and five cousins.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. John K. WORTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Vernon F. Scott
Vernon Franklin SCOTT, 80, 1220 Wabash avenue, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill 1 1/2 years.
Born June 26, 1892, in Miami county, he was the son of Frank and Ida HEIMLICH SCOTT. His marriage was Feb. 23, 1915, in Twelve Mile to Anna SHERRARD, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in this area the past five years and in Richland township 55 years. He was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church and was a schoolbus driver in the Richland township 17 years.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) UMBAUGH, R.R. 1, Argos; Mrs. John (Rosemary) DePUE, of Argos; two sons, Basil A. [SCOTT], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Paul W. [SCOTT], R.R. 5, Rochester; eight grandchildren; four great-grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Zeldon (Opal) WIMMER, Kokomo. One granddaughter, two sisters, and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster and Good funeral home. The Revs. John R. TURLEY and J. Edgar BERKSHIRE will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 21, 1973

[no obits]

Monday, April 23, 1973

George E. Pollock
George E. POLLOCK, 50, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence. He had been ill one year.
Born Dec. 29, 1922, in Peru, he was the son of George and Mary Ann BENEDICT POLLOCK. His mariage was June 13, 1969, in Muskegon, Mich., to Mary E. BENDER, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II and a music vending operator. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge, the Eagles lodge and the VFW post at Bremen.
Also surviving are one son, George E. "Buddy" POLLOCK, at home; four daughters, Mrs. John (Terra) LITTLE and Mrs. Howard (Sandra) ZELLERS, both of Rochester; Mrs. Dennis (Carol) STEVENSON, Lynnwood, Cal., and Mrs. James (Karen) SCHNITZ, Colorado Springs, Colo.; his mother, Mary POLLOCK, of McKeesport, Pa., several grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fostr & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and until the time of service on Tuesday.

Melvin A. Crum
Melvin A. CRUM, 76, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died in Canterbury Manor at 8:40 p.m. Saturday. Born in Starke county April 14, 1897, he was a retired farmer and also retired sexton of St. Ann's and Grass Creek cemeteries.
Surviving is a cousin, Nina TURNBULL, Warrick, R.I.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. James BUTLER officiatng. Burial will be in the North Union cemetery at Culver. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Gertrude G. Miller
Gertrude G. MILLER, 87, 719 Monroe street, died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Saturday.
Born Jan. 27, 1886, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of George R. and Effie BACON COLLINS. Her marriage was March 30, 1904, at Nyona Lake to Lovell G. MILLER. He died July 7, 1957. A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, the Woodlawn hospital and Eagles lodge auxiliaries and the Green Oak and Senior Citizens clubs.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Merl (Dorothy) RICHTER, Rochester; two step-grandchildren, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary Katherine) CULLIVAN, Rochester, and Robert D. MOORE, South Bend two sisters, Mrs. Murrell (Ethel) REAM, Rochester, Mrs. Roy (Lucy) HATTERY, South Bend. One son and a granddaughter prceded 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 in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Tuesday, April 24, 1973 to Wednesday, April 25, 1973

[no obits]

Thursday, April 26, 1973

Michael R. Smiley
Michael R. SMILEY, 22, Argos, was killed Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. when his car crashed against a tree near Benton in Elkhart county. Elkhart County Coroner Dr. Frederick BIGLER said death was instataneous and due to a skull fracture and broken neck.
He was a graduate of Argos high school in 1969 and in his senior year at Purdue university.
Born Feb. 3, 1951, at Argos, he was the son of Richard L. and Marilyn R. MORIARTY SMILEY. He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and a member and senator of Shreve Hall at Purdue university.
Surviving with his parents are two sisters, Mrs. Terry (Diana) ELLIS, R.R. 1, Argos, and Mrs. Stephen (Patsy) LUCAS, Grandville, Mich.; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. MORIARTY, Culver, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel SMILEY, R.R. 2, Argos.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Argos Congregational church. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until noon on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Friday, April 27, 1973

[no obits]

Saturday, April 28, 1973

Berniece E. Watson
Mrs. Berniece E. WATSON, 67, R.R. 2, Rochester, former Rochester and Fulton school teacher, died at 2 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Monday. She had been in failing health for a year.
She was born Nov. 6, 1905 in Huntington county to Charles F. and Anna WILTSEE RHANY. She had lived in Fulton county 43 years, moving here from Huntington county. She was married June 4, 1930 to Paul F. WATSON, who survives. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Fulton and the Rochester school systems, and was a member of Grace United Methodist church, Sigma Delta Pi sorority and the Business and Professional Women's club.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Yvonne) SOWERS, Plattsburg Air Force Base, N.Y., and Mrs. Morgan (Sandra) SCHAFER, Taconic, Conn.; nine grandchildren and a brother, Everett RHANY, LaFontaine.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The family requests memorials be given to the Grace United Methodist church memorial fund or to the Woodlawn hospital cancer detection fund.

Harry Brickel
Harry "Mike" BRICKEL, 88, formerly of 1022 Main street, a resident of the Veteran's nursing home in Fort Wayne the past three years, died at 1 a.m. today in Fort Wayne. He had been in failing health three years.
Born Feb. 16, 1885 in Rochester, the son of Louis and Lucinda BRICKEL, he had lived most of his life in the Rochester and Anderson areas. His marriage was June 15, 1920, in Rochester to Pearl BAILEY, who died April 13, 1965. He had worked for the telephone companies in Rochester and Anderson, was a World War I veteran and a member of Rochester Eagles Lodge 852.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Fay (Theresa) RUSSELL, Rochester; several nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald E. MAUGHAN will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood cemetery in Anderson. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 30, 1973

Margaret Jennings
Final rites were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the First Church of God in Mishawaka for Mrs. Margaret JENNINGS, Mishawaka, who died Wednesday in St. Joseph hospital, South Bend. She was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Robert HARBETT, of Rochester.
Also surviving are her husband, Myron [JENNINGS], two daughters, Mrs. Georgeann BALLARD, South Bend, and Mrs. Judy STUMP, also of South Bend; a son, Larry [JENNINGS], and a step-son, Myron [JENNINGS], all of Mishawaka; six sisters, one brother, two grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

Harold Henderson
Harold HENDERSON, 61, 1000 Madison avenue, died unexpectedly Friday in the St. Margaret hospital in Hammond.
He was born July 15, 1911, in Beardstown, Ill., to mary and Daniel HENDERSON. His marriage was Aug. 6, 1935, to Elsie HARTZ, who survives. Mr. Henderson was an employee of the L & N railroad company for the past 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lona HOWDESHELL, Kewanna; Mrs. Bonna TOTH, Kokomo, and Mrs. Helen CAUDLES, Brookston; four sons, Harold [HENDERSON], of Chicago; Michael [HENDERSON], Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Robert and Danny [HENDERSON], both at home. One son, William [HENDERSON], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the LeHayne funeral home in Hammond. Burial will be in the Concordia cemetery at Hammond. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William C. Pickens
William C. PICKENS, 88, Kewanna, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Naomi TYLER, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Born Sept. 4, 1884, near Kewanna, he was the son of William C. and Dora BURNS PICKENS. His first marriage was in 1903 to Clymenia ROSS. She died in 1941. His second marriage was to Mary BROOKER in 1942. She survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Bruce Lake Community church.
Also surviving are four sons, Walter [PICKENS], Niles, Mich.; Cecil [PICKENS], R.R. 1, Rochester; Ray [PICKENS], South Bend; Ross [PICKENS], Michigan City; two daughters, Mrs. TYLER and Mrs. Dorothy MURRAY, of Logansport; four step-daughters, Mrs. Myrtle COOK, Lucerne; Mrs. Naomi MARKLEY, Logansport; Mrs. Mildred TROUTMAN, Monterey; Mrs. Rosie RUTABAUGH, Logansport; three step-sons, Cleon SHAW, Goshen; John SHAW, English; Paul SHAW, Twelve Mile; thirty-five grandchildren; forty-nine great-grandchildren. One son, one daughter, two brothers and five sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Ethel Laird
Ethel "Eve" LAIRD, 91, Mentone, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw.
Born April 12, 1882, in Marshall county to Frank and Hannah RICE VERNETTE, she had lived 37 years in Mentone and was a lifelong resident of this area. She was married Oct. 9, 1904, to John F. LAIRD, who died in 1966. She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Leona SNYDER and Mrs. Viola VOKOUN, both of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; two nieces, Mrs. Edna FARBER, R.R. 1, Claypool, and Mrs. Ruth DeWITT, Mentone, and a nephew, Edward MEREDITH, Mentone.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at 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.

Hubert Swank
Hubert SWANK, 64, Groom, Texas, died Saturday at his residence. His marriage was to Ruby DOWDS BERGER, former Akron resident, who survives.
Also surviving are one step-son, Marvin BERGER, Fort Wayne; a brother, David SWANK, Fredericktown, O.; two step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Snyder funeral home in Fredericktown, O. Burial will be in the Ankneytown, O. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 1, 1973

William A. Riemenschneider Sr.
William A. RIEMENSCHNEIDER Sr., 78, Argos, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after an extended illness.
Born Dec. 24, 1894, in McKeesport, Pa., to John and Nettie KALKBRENNER RIEMENSCHNEIDER, he had resided in Bourbon the past 12 years, moving there from Culver and Hammond. He was married to Florence PERSONETT Feb. 16, 1921, at Plymouth. A retired employee of the Marshall county highway department and veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Bourbon American Legion post.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, William [RIEMENSCHNEIDER], Hilliard, Fla.; Robert [RIEMENSCHNEIDER], Homewood, Ill.; James [RIEMENSCHNEIDER]; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary SMITH and Mrs. Netti BREAKIRON, both of McKeesport, Pa.; Mrs. Emma CONNORS, Hammond; two brothers, John and Clyde [RIEMENSCHNEIDER], both of McKeesport.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Royer ALLMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 2, 1973

Elson J. Zumbaugh
Elson John ZUMBAUGH, 65, R.R. 3, Rochester, whose body was found this morning in a station wagon in the Mill creek fishing spot just north of the Ind. 14 bridge on the east edge of Rochester, died of natural causes, according to a Lafayette pathologist who performed an autopsy.
The pathologist told city and state police that time of death could not be determined.
Officers believe, however, that the man died between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday because his vehicle matches the description of one that hit a parked car on East Ninth street and left the scene.
Police rceived a report at 8:42 p.m. Tuesday that a parked car - later determined as owned by Janet K. SMITH, R.R. 2, Rochester - had been hit in the 300 block of East Ninth street. The call came from a witness who had followed the station wagon to Ninth and Wabash streets, then used the pay telephone at the corner to call police.
The witness gave police a description of the station wagon and its license plate. Police searched for the vehicle but could not find it.
At 6:45 a.m. today, Allen EIZENGER of Rochester, spotted the station wagon in Mill creek when he went there to fish. He called the sheriff's office, which notified other police agencies.
Police said bushes and weeds around the scene were bent in such a way as to indicate the vehicle had been going east on Ninth street and had crossed the road and gone into the creek.
The death will not be recorded as a traffic fatality, since it resulted from natural causes, city police said.
Mr. Zumbaugh was a retired mechanic who had worked for McMahan-O'Connor Construction company. He was born Oct. 30, 1907 in Marshall county to Peter and Myrtle COOK ZUMBAUGH and had moved to Fulton county 33 years ago from Plymouth. He was married May 19, 1927 in Plymouth to Dora Pearl STRANG, who survives. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Rochester American Legion post and Eagles lodge.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Jean) BRINEY, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Margaret HELT, R.R. 2, Rochester; two sons, Lamar E. [ZUMBAUGH], Rochester, and Wayne [ZUMBAUGH], R.R. 5, Rochester; seventeen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Ralph E. Friedrich
Ralph E. FRIEDRICH, 59, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in Logansport where he was admitted April 22. He had been serious one year.
Born Aug. 16, 1913, in St. Joseph, Ill., to Sherman and Manie POLAND FRIEDRICH. His marriage was Feb. 18, 1937, in Fulton to Aline FRED, who survives. He was a farmer and former employee of Memorial hospital in Logansport and a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Howard TYNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mildred Martin
Mrs. Mildred MARTIN, 80, a native of Rochester, died Tuesday morning at South Bend Memorial hospital.
The former Mildred PFEIFFER, she was born in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. Henry PFEIFFER. Her father was a pioneer in the Rochester business community and built their home at 712 Pontiac street.
Mrs. Martin was a graduate of Rochester high school and attended Northwestern university. She married Gordon MARTIN, manager of the Rochester Gas company which his father founded, in 1917. Later the Martins moved back to his home in LaPorte where she spent the balance of her life. Mr. Martin died in 1956.
Surviving are one brother, Edward [PFEIFFER[, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Mary [PFEIFFER], Evanston, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Rees WAGNER, Munster; a son, John G. MARTIN, South Bend; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Henry [MARTIN], was killed in 1945 at Okinawa; a brother, Lucius [PFEIFFER[, also preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at LaPorte, where she lived, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Cutler funeral home. Friends may call immediately following the services at the Ruth C. Sabin home.
Friends may give memorials other than flowers to the Cancer Fund or the First Presbyterian church, LaPorte.

Thursday, May 3, 1973

Ralph E. Friedrich
Three surviving brothers were inadvertently omitted from the obituary notice of Ralph E. FRIEDRICH, R.R. 2, Kewanna, which appeared in Wednesday's edition of The Sentinel. They are John and Floyd FRIEDRICH, both of R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Clyde FRIEDRICH, of Star City.

Ronald A. Creakbaum
Ronald A. CREAKBAUM, 58, Wabash, a native of Kosciusko county, died Wednesday at 5:10 a.m. in the Wabash county hospital. He had been ill two months.
Born Aug. 31, 1914, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Dan and Lucinda BALDWIN CREAKBAUM. A retired employee of the General Telephone company, he had resided in Wabash one year, moving from Elkhart. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the VFW post and Moose lodge at Elkhart.
Surviving are one son, Gary [CREAKBAUM], at Purdue university; two brothers, Edward [CREAKBAUM], Mentone, and Lester [CREAKBAUM], Mishawaka; one sister, Mrs. Eva THORN, of Angola.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home at Mentone. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 4, 1973

Alva C. Savage
Alva C. SAVAGE, 76, Culver, died unexpectedly at 11 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
Born March 5, 1897, in Union township, he was the son of Dan and Mary LISTENBERGER SAVAGE. His marriage was Nov. 1, 1919, in Culver to Pearl FREESE, who survives. A retired employee of the Bendix corporation, he had spent his lifetime in the Culver area. He was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church, a 55-year member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Maxinkuckee Lake, East Side Conservation club at Culver.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jules (Mary) GRAVEEL, Tustin, Cal.; Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) SIMCOX and Mrs. Robert (Herma) SANDERS, both of South Bend; Mrs. John (Jean) LAGAN, Coldwater, Mich.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Miss Nellie SAVAGE, of Plymouth; one brother, Stephen SAVAGE, R.R. 1, Argos. Four sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday 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 1 p.m. Saturday until noon on Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services. The I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, May 5, 1973

[no obits]

Sunday May 6, 1973
The Indianapolis Star

Jack A. Davidson
Jack A. DAVIDSON, 17, Leiters Ford, died in South Bend Memorial Hospital yesterday about 4 hours after being injured when his motorcycle was struck by a car at the intersection of Ind. 17 and Ind. 10 just north of Culver.
Marshall County Sheriff Harvey PHILLIPS said Pete C. HALL, R.R. 1, Culver, stopped at the intersection, then drove from Ind. 17 onto Ind. 10 and his car struck the cycle, which had the right of way.
Joe LANCASTER, 16, R.R. 4, Rochester, a passenger on the cycle, is in serious condition in Memorial Hospital.
The Davidson youth, who was to be graduated from Culver Community High School later this month, was the son of Leiters Ford Postmaster Paul "Red" DAVIDSON and Mrs. Davidson. Services are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home at Culver.

Monday, May 7, 1972

Jack A. Davidson
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist church for Jack Andrew DAVIDSON, 17, Leiters Ford, who died at 4:40 p.m. Saturday in Memorial hospital in South Bend following injuries sustained five hours earlier in a car-motorcycle accident at Ind. 10 and Ind. 17, northwest of Culver.
The Rev. Philip LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver until noon on Tuesday and at the church until the time of service. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the charity of one's choice.
Joseph LANCASTER, 16, R.R. 4, Rochester, a passenger on the motorcycle driven by Davidson, was reported in fair condition today in Memorial hospital in South Bend after undergoing surgery on a fractured left leg received in the crash.
Pete HALL, 29, R.R. 1, Culver, driver of the auto which struck Davidson's cycle, was not injured.
Police said Hall was northbound on Ind. 17 and Davidson was driving west on Ind. 10 when the two vehicles collided. Police reports said Hall stopped at the intersection and failed to see the motorcycle which witnesses said was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck the Hall auto broadside.
The youths were taken to Parkview hospital in Plymouth and transferred Saturday afternoon to Memorial hospital.
Davidson was born June 2, 1955, at Rochester to Paul and Rosemary AULT DAVIDSON. He was to have been graduated from Culver Community high school later this month. He was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church. He was an Eagle Scout in the Leiters Ford Boy Scout Troop 457 and the recipient of the God and Country Award.
Surviving with his parents are two sisters, Laura DAVIDSON, Bloomington, and Paula DAVIDSON, at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Joseph O. AULT, of Rochester.
Wilbur Stonestreet
Funeral services were conducted Sunday in Garrett for Wilbur STONESTREET of that city, who died earlier in the week. His wife, Mary [STONESTREET], formerly was married to Arley MORRIS, who owned the Morris grocery store on Main street.

Barbara Ann Lewis
Mrs. Barbara Ann LEWIS, 31, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. today at her residence.
Born April 27, 1942 in Rochester to Paul and Jean HAGGERTY WALTERS, R.R. 1, Rochester, she had lived all her life in Rochester. Her marriage was Dec. 7, 1958, in Rochester to James R. LEWIS, who survives. She was associated with her husband in the Lewis Mechanical Welding business. She was a member of the First Brethren church in Tiosa.
Also surviving are one son, Rodney James [LEWIS], at home; her parents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. One son, Gregory Allen [LEWIS], preceded in death in 1965.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home in Rochester. The Revs. John TURLEY and Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Lenora J. Arven
Mrs. Lenora J. ARVEN, 92, former Fulton resident, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Rochester nursing home where she had been a patient since December, 1969. She had been seriously ill since January.
Born Oct. 2, 1880, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah ENGLISH FRY. Her marriage was Feb. 26, 1906, in Rochester, to Orval M. ARVEN. He died April 22, 1940. A lifetime resident of Fulton county, she was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Claude ARVEN, Twelve Mile, and Dean ARVEN, Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Vernie GOODNER, of Fulton. Three 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. Howard TYNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery northwest of Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Ervin F. Enderle
Ervin F. ENDERLE, 43, R.R. 2, Rochester, took his own life and was found at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his residence by the Sheriff's department. Deputy Coroner William HOLLERMAN said death was due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Born April 5, 1930, in Chicago, he was the son of Floriah and Anne FENDT ENDERLE. His marriage was April 27, 1949, at Fort Benning, Ga., to Evalynne BLITS. A retired pipefitter, he had resided in this area three years, moving from Chicago. He was a member of the Pipefitter's union and attended the St. Joseph Catholic church here.
Surviving with his wife are his mother, of Chicago, two daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Anna Marie) VIRGO, Chicago, and Dora Ellen [ENDERLE], at home; one son, Steven [ENDERLE], at home; two grandchildren; two brothers, Anthony and Norman [ENDERLE], both of Chicago.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph Catholic church. The Rev. Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in an area cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family has requested that friends please omit flowers.

Frances Eiler
Mrs. Frances [EILER], 63, formerly of Akron, died at 3 a.m. today in Westville. Rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Alice Belle Wagoner
Mrs. Alice Belle WAGONER, 69, 723 Indiana avenue, died at 1:10 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Friday. She had been ill a number of years.
Born April 12, 1904 in Fulton county to Morton and Millie CRIPE FORD, she had lived her entire life here. Her marriage was Jan. 7, 1933, in Wabash to Herman WAGONER, who died Jan. 29, 1965. She attended the First Christian church and was a member of the McKinley club and the Christian Woman's Fellowship of the First Christian church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph E. (Peggy) CURTIS Jr., R.R. 2, Rochester; three grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest and King FORD of Rochester and Dean FORD, Kokomo. Four sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

H. Verneice Stamm
Mrs. [H.] Verneice STAMM, 62, Monterey, Indiana, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis.
Born June 11, 1910, in Aubbeenaubbee township to Clarence and Carrietta VanKIRK CASTLEMAN, she had lived her entire life in Fulton and Pulaski counties. Her marriage was Dec. 17, 1928, in Cassopolis, Mich., to Hugh A. STAMM, who survives. She was a secretary at the Stamm Insurance Service which she and her husband operated the past 17 years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Lake church in Culver.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Earl (Barbara) REISMAN, Rocester; a son, John R. STAMM, Rochester; three grandchildren and her mother.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary of the Lake church in Culver. Father Joseph LANK will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8, 1973

Forrest D. Higgins
Forrest D. HIGGINS, R.R. 1, Akron, died early today in the Columbia City hospital. Final rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Frances M. Eiler
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God for Mrs. Frances M. EILER, 62, former Akron resident who died at 3 a.m. Monday in Westville. The Revs. Philip CRUBAUGH and J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Born June 3, 1910 in Chicago, Mrs. Eiler was the daughter of Charles and Bessie SAUSAMAN HERENDEEN. She had made her home with her son, Rex [EILER], in LaPorte and had spent most of her life in the LaPorte and Akron areas. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are two other sons, John [EILER], of Warren, S.C., and Ernest [EILER], Newcastle; three grandchildren; two brothers, Harry HERENDEEN, Ocala, Fla., and Charles [HERENDEEN], Mishawaka; an aunt, Mrs. Ethel HIER, Rochester. One brother preceded in death.

Wednesday, May 9, 1973

Enos Guy Holloway
Enos Guy HOLLOWAY, 82, South Bend, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend. He had been a patient three weeks and a residene of the Carlisle nursing home four years.
Born Sept. 21, 1890, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of George and Viney SHELLEY HOLLOWAY. A retired salesman at the Gates Auto company in South Bend, he had resided in South Bend 40 years, moving from Fulton county.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Martin (Ladola) ERNSBERGER, South Bend; Mrs. Pat (Geraldine) PATZER, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Mrs. Max (Edna) STUMPFER, South Bend; Mrs. Wilma DREW, also of South Bend; two sons, Richard HOLLOWAY, Niles, Mich., and Lee HOLLOWAY, Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. Harvey (Mae) COLEMAN, of Rochester; two brothers, Elven and Harry [HOLLOWAY], both of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday 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. Thursday.

Gladys Imel
Mrs. Gladys IMEL, 80, North Manchester, died Tuesday morning in the Wabash hospital. She was the sister of Mrs. Robert BEST, Rochester.
A resident of the Peabody Home at North Manchester for the past three years, she was a native of Morgan county and was a schoolteacher in the central part of the state for many years. Following her retirement from teaching, she became a matron at the Masonic home at Franklin.
Also surviving are a niece, Mrs. Martha Lou MYERS, Rochester, and two nephews.
Final rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Peabody chapel at North Manchester. Burial will be in the Mooresville cemetery at Mooresville at 12:30 p.m. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester.

Forrest D. Higgins
Private funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Forrest D. HIGGINS, 74, R.R. 1, Akron, who died Tuesday at 6 a.m. in the Whitley county hospital in Columbia City. The Revs. Claude FAWNS and John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Born Dec. 26, 1898, at Van Buren, he was the son of Chris and Lula DICKENS HIGGINS. His marriage was Jan. 2, 1924, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Cozette MILLER, who survives. A retired maintenance engineer for the LaPorte highway department, he had resided in Akron since 1924, moving from Van Buren. He was a member of the Moose lodge at Warsaw and the Rochester American Legion post. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are one daughter, Mary Lou [HIGGINS], at home, and one sister, Mrs. Carl (Gladys) McCOMBS, of Fairmount.

Willis H. Evans
Willis H. EVANS, 72, Niles, Mich., Fulton county native, died Tuesday morning in the Niles hospital.
Born in Fulton county, Mr. Evans was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benson EVANS.
Surviving are his wife, the former Henrietta RIFE of Fulton county; one daughter; and sisters and brothers.
Final rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Niles, Mich. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday where short graveside services will be conducted.

George Rowe
George ROWE, 70, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 8:30 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. Final rites are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, May 10, 1973

George Rowe
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for George ROWE, 70, R.R. 2, Argos, who died Wednesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Jan. 15, 1903, in Manasee county, Ky., he was the son of Nelson and Annabelle ENGRAM ROWE. His marriage was July 3, 1930, at Plymouth to Minni Belle EMMONS, who survives. A retired employee of the Coppes Kitchen company at Nappanee, he had resided in Argos 37 years, moving from Cass County, Mich. He attended the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are four sons, Richard [ROWE], at home; Gene and Jack [ROWE], both of Argos, and Bud [ROWE], of Amherst, Wis.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Nettie) ROOSE, of Dowagiac, Mich.; Mrs. Etta Mae YOUNG, San Francisco; two brothers, Otha [ROWE], of Hartford, Mich.; Chester [ROWE], Muskegon, Mich. Four brothers preceded in death.

Elmer C. Gady
Elmer C. GADY, 51, R.R. 6, Rochester, took his own life at 3 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD said death was due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
He was born Dec. 7, 1921, at Star City to Ruville and Josephine CRIST GADY. His marriage was Sept. 24, 1944, at Star City to Virginia CAPPER, who survives. A World War II veteran, he had resided in this area 18 years, moving from Kewanna. He was engaged in trucking and farming and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Also surviving are his parents of Star City; one daughter, Ann [GADY], San Francisco; three sons, Richard E. [GADY], South Dennis, Mass.; Joe and David [GADY], both at home; one sister, Mrs. Raymond (Mary Alice) STACY, Mishawaka; one brother, Edward [GADY], of Star City, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of service on Saturday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Family Service of Fulton County, Inc.

Christ L. Ninios
Christ L. NINIOS, 78, former owner of the Berghoff cafe here, died Wednesday at 10 p.m. in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend, where he was admitted Tuesday. Death came after an illness of four months. Mr. Ninios resided at 1119 Pontiac street.
A native of Greece, he was born Dec. 25, 1894, in Kalamata, the son of Louis and Efstatha NINIOS. He came to Rochester in 1935 to join his cousins, Louis and Peter NINIOS, in the operation of the New York Candy Kitchen and Berghoff cafe when those businesses were located at [SE corner] Main and Ninth street.
Mr. Ninios continued the operation of the Berghoff cafe at its new location at 1617 Main street until its sale in 1971. Peter Ninios died in 1959, Louis in 1961.
His marriage was Sept. 19, 1949, to Mary ATESSIS, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Louis [NINIOS], Rochester; three brothers, Lonidas, Haralabes and Panayoti NINIOS, all in Greece, and one cousin, Gus NINIOS, South Bend.
Last rites will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Father Constantine MATHEWS of St. Andrews Greek Orthodix church of South Bend officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Donald E. Harvey
Donald Eugene HARVEY, 43, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 9:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient two days.
Born March 19, 1930, in White county, he was the son of George and Betty WINEGARDNER HARVEY, who survive. His marriage was Sept. 2, 1950, in Rochester, to Mary COLE. She survives. He had lived most of his life in the Fulton county area and was an employee of the Bendix corporation in South Bend. He was a veteran of the Korean War and attended the Church of God.
Also surviving are three daughters, Diana, Cindy and Rhonda [HARVEY], all at home; one son, Steven [HARVEY], also at home; seven sisters, Mrs. Larry (Donna) LEWIS, Rochester; Mrs. Francis E. (Marjorie) CAVE, Rochester; Mrs. Doyle (Betty) PUTMAN, Argos; Mrs. Dick (Doris) FLOOR, California; Mrs. Fred (Carol) KINDIG, Mentone; Mrs. Bill (Linda) BRENNAN, also of California; Mrs. Michael (Barbara) HOLLOWAY, Mentone. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Church of God. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Friday, May 11, 1973

Leo C. Trinoskey
Leo C. TRINOSKEY, 70, Nyona Lake (R.R. 1, Macy), died at 3:05 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted at noon. He had been ill 10 years.
He was born June 10, 1902 in LaCross, Ind., to Ewald and Della SCHOLL TRINOSKEY and had resided in Fulton county for 11 years, moving from Sharpsville. He was married Aug. 25, 1940 in Kokomo to Ella Pearl JARRETT, who survives. He was a retired employee of the Union Carbide Stellite company in Kokomo.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, Leo [TRINOSKEY], Jr., Forest, Ind.; Kenneth [TRINOSKEY], R.R. 6, Kokomo, and Charles P. [TRINOSKEY], Logansport; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Caroline) DUNCAN, Kokomo, and Mrs. Donald (Delphina) RADERSTORF, Hopkinsville, Ky., and seven grandchildren.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Carl ROARK officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Christ L. Ninios
Survivors inadvertently omitted Thursday in the obituary of Christ L. NINIOS, are two cousins, Mrs. Bill McKEE, Rochestera, and George BROWN, Madison, Wis.

Saturday, May 12, 1973

Benjamin Murphy
Benjamin MURPHY, 21, R.R. 2, Akron, died Friday at 10:45 a.m. of a heart attack while driving his car on U.S. 30 east of Warsaw. His wife was accompanying him.
Kenneth WYMAN of Pierceton, Kosciusko county coroner, investigated and ruled on the cause of death. Mr. Murphy had een in ill health 11 years with a heart condition.
Born July 7, 1951, in Wabash, he was the son of James and Dorothy SMITH MURPHY, R.R. 2, Akron, and had spent his life in the Akron community.
His marriage was Oct. 31, 1971, in Gaffney, S.C., to Nancy HENDRICKS. Mr. Murphy was employed at Gerring Industries in Etna Green. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving, besides the wife and parents, are on daughter, Shannon [MURPHY], at home; one sister, Mrs. Max (Alice) HELVEY, Warsaw; three brothers, Mack [MURPHY], Akron; Bill [MURPHY], Warsaw, and James [MURPHY] Jr., Maiden, N.C., and aunts and uncles.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. Kenneth LEININGER and J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday and at the churchan hour before the service.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Indiana Heart Fund.

Trella N. Kintzel
Mrs. Trella N. KINTZEL, 81, former Warsaw resident who lived with her daughter, Mrs. Elmer HARRIS, R.R. 3, Kewanna, for the last two years, died at 10:15 p.m. Friday in Canterbury Manor nursing home in Rochester.
She was born Feb. 27, 1892 in Kosciusko county near Warsaw to Elmer and Nora HARRIS MUNSON and was married to Fred KINTZEL, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist church near Warsaw.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Bea) HARRIS, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Mrs. James (Naomi) POYNER, Houston, Texas; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mable AMONES, Warsaw; a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.
Rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Monday, May 14, 1973

Trella N. Kintzel
Final rites were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna for Mrs. Trella N. KINTZEL, 81, former Warsaw resident who died at 10:15 p.m. Friday in Canterbury Manor. The Rev. James BUTLER officiated. Burial was in the Bruce Lake cemetery. The Harrison funeral home in Kewanna was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Feb. 27, 1892, near Warsaw, to Elmer and Nora HARRIS MUNSON. Her marriage was to Fred KINTZEL. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist church at Warsaw and the Women's organization of the Goshen Moose lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elmer HARRIS, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Mrs. James (Naomi) POYNER, Houston, Texas; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mabel AMONES, Warsaw.

Auldo D. Creviston
Auldo Dwight CREVISTON, 62, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 3:10 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Saturday. He had been ill six years.
Born Sept. 4, 1910, in Huntington, he was the son of Bert W. and Bessie M. HYSER CREVISTON. His marriage was Nov. 17, 1930, in Burket to Mary Lucille SMITH, who survives. A laborer, he had resided in this area 14 years, moving from Warsaw.
Also surviving, are to sons, Darrell [CREVISTON], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Stephen [CREVISTON], at home; five daughters, Mrs. Helen MAUK, Larwell; Mrs. John (June) SMITH, Goshen; Mrs. Gene (Donna) TURNIPSEED, Fulton; Mrs. Don (Mary) ULERY, R.R. 6, Rochester; Miss Ruth CREVISTON, R.R. 6, Rochester; two brothers, Bill CREVISTON, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, and Leo [CREVISTON], of Warsaw; four sisters, Mrs. May VANDERMARK, Bourbon; Mrs. Mary OVERMYER, Argos; Mrs. Dorothy PHILLIPS, Warsaw; Mrs. Ruth BERASHARES, Turlock, Cal.; twenty-one grandchildren. Two children, one sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. Ira HOLT will officiate. Burial will be in the Omega cemetery south of Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 15, 1973

Horace Schell
Word has been received here of the death of Horace "Turtle" SCHELL, 66, Cincinnati, who died unexpectedly Monday at his residence. He was married to the former Rose IRVINE of Rochester. She survives along with three children. Final rites will be Thursday in Cincinnati. Friends may call at the Harry Myer funeral home on Glenway evenue in Cincinnati.

Wednesday, May 16, 1973

Hazel R. Starr
Mrs. Hazel R. STARR, 82, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 2, 1890, at Wheaton, Ill., she was the daughter of Andrew and Lavina ARKALAIN BUTTERFIELD. Her marriage was June 20, 1917, in Knox to James STARR, who survives. She had resided in the Argos area 33 years, moving from Grovertown. She was a member of the Knox Methodist church, Izaak Walton Auxiliary of Argos, and the Walnut Township Home Economics club.
Also surviving are two daughtes, Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) AWALD, Walkerton, and Mrs. Sidney (Alice) WINT, Caldwell, Ida.; two sons, Harold STARR, Rochester, and Ralph STARR, Los Angeles; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Claude L. Burns
Claude L. BURNS, 75, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 5:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill the past 14 years.
Born Sept. 3, 1897 in Fulton county to George and Ellen PUTMAN BURNS, he had resided all his life in the Akron and Gilead areas. His marriage was Jan. 31, 1920, to Marie TRACY. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) IHNEM, R.R. 1, North Manchester, and Mrs. Delbert (Dawn) HAUPERT, Roann; one son, Dean BURNS, R.R. 2, Macy; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Estil BURNS, Wabash, and Vernon BURNS, Rochester and one sister, Opal I. HOFFMAN, Denver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. David HERR will officiate. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 17, 1973

Ray Doutt
Ray DOUTT, 67, Johnstown, Pa., died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial hospital there. He had been in the hospital since April 12 with a heart condition.
He was born Nov. 26, 1905 in Argos to Clayton and Ada STULTS DOUTT and had lived 13 years in Johnstown, moving there from Bourbon. He was a 1924 Argos high school graduate and was a lifetime mechanic and carpenter.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy BAIRD, Rochester, and Mrs. Wayne (Evelyn) BITTING, Bourbon; two brothers, Everett [DOUTT], Massilon, O., and Gerald [DOUTT], South Bend, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. C. E. McCLARON officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Driday.

Friday, May 18, 1973

Louise Yeakley
Mrs. Louise YEAKLEY, 74, 228 West Ninth street, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had been a patient five months. She had been ill five years.
Born Oct. 22, 1899, in Rochester, she was the daughter of John and Estelle DAWSON SHELTON. Her marriage was Aug. 6, 1932, to Ray YEAKLEY, who survives. She had resided in Rochester all her life and was a member of the First Baptist church and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Also surviving are two sons, Phillip L. [YEAKLEY], Lansing, Mich.; David R. [YEAKLEY], Hanover, Pa.; four grandchildren; one twin sister, Mrs. Leone BIDDLE, Jackson, Mich.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN 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.

Saturday, May 19, 1973

Sarah J. Smith
Mrs. Sarah J. SMITH, 102, died 3 p.m. Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O'Neal GAGNON, Akron, where she had been cared for the past several years.
She was born Feb. 19, 1871, in Wells county.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Abe CALDWELL, Akron; a son, Roy E. SMITH, Oak Park, Ill.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Walker funeral home in Montpelier. The Revs. John MOORE and Lamoin HAND will officiate. Burial will be in the Asbury cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Arthur Smith
Arthur SMITH, 60, Grand Rapids, Mich., died at 1 p.m. Friday in Grand Rapids where he had been ill three weeks.
He was born Aug. 12, 1912 in the Disko area to Mr. and Mrs. Edward SMITH.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia [SMITH], of Logansport; nine children; four sisters, Mrs. John (Onolee) RHOADES, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Cleo (Jessie) YOUNG, R.R. 1, Akron; Miss Dorothy SMITH, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Carrol (Geneva) McNUTT, Auburn.
Arrangements are pending in Grand Rapids.

Chellis Bellew
Chellis BELLEW, 74, 1212 Main street, died this morning at Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Ott McLain
Ott McLAIN, 85, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 8:10 a.m. today at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. Arranements are pending at Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Monday, May 21, 1973

Frank A. Martin
Frank A. MARTIN, 48, Culver, former Fulton resident, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Chellis E. Bellew
Chellis E. BELLEW, 74, 1212 Main street, died at 7 a.m. Saturday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill three weeks.
Born Jan 24, 1899, in Carthage, Ill., he was the son of Elmer J. and Effie TOMLINSON BELLEW. His marriage was June 22, 1956, in Chicago, to Hazel Marie TESTA, who survives. He had resided in this area since 1967, moving from Rockford, Ill. A retired attorney, he was a graduate of Drake university law school and a member of the Indiana Bar association. He was a charter member of Pioneer F&AM of Des Moines, Ia., Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Rochester Elks and Moose lodges and the American Legion Post at Rockford. He was a veteran of World War I and an active volunteer worker with SCORE, an organization for retired executives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry T. (Jeanne) MOREHEAD, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Herbert (Roberta) TYREE, Jacksonville, Fla., four grandchildren; his step-mother, Mrs. Kate E. BELLEW, Des Moines, ia.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today where Masonic rites will be conducted by the Rochester F&AM at 8 p.m.

Julia A. Snell
Mrs. Julia A. SNELL, 87, Argos, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been ill five weeks.
Born Sept. 21, 1885, in Argos, she was the daughter of Andrew and Sarah JORDAN THOMAS. Her marriage was to Archie SNELL on May 6, 1907 at Argos. He preceded in death in 1952. She had lived most of her life in the Argos area and was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, Women's Society of the church, Plus-Ultra class and a 52-year member of the Argos O.E.S.
Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Clair (Ruby) GURTHET, and Mrs. Luella MYERS, both of Argos, and Mrs. Thurl (Martha) COUGHENOUR, South Bend. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 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 where memorial services will be conductd at 7:30 p.m. today by the Argos O.E.S.

Harold C. Abbott
Harold C. ABBOTT, 64, 901 1/2 Monroe street, died at his residence Saturday evening.
Born Oct. 28, 1908 in Michigan to Bert and Bertha COOK ABBOTT, he had lived the majority of his life in the Rochester area.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Doris) LEHMAN, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Miss Janet ABBOTT, Rochester; one son, Donald ABBOTT, Rochester; five grandchildren, and a brother, Arthur [ABBOTT], Mishawaka. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Harold E. Ward
Harold Edgar "Ed" WARD, 58, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 3:05 a.m. today in the South Bend Memorial hospital. He had been a patient two weeks.
Born Sept. 29, 1914, at Tippecanoe, he was the son of Clyde and Cora FLORY WARD. His marriage was June 22, 1935, to Kathryn GRIEBANK, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of the Tippecanoe ara and a member of the Mentone Masonic lodge. He was owner and operator of the Niff-Corr Manufacturing company.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Carolyn) SHAFER, Tippecanoe; two brothers, Ralph WARD, Mayfield, and Don WARD, of South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Wilfred (Edith) KING, Bremen; Mrs. Bell (Ruth) BOWLES, Eagle River, Wisconsin; Mrs. Glen (Ethel) SNYDER, of Warsaw; Mrs. Howard (Jeanette) GRIFFIN, Tucson, Ariz., and three grandchildren.
Final rites are pending at the King Memorial home in Mentone.

Lloyd A. Smith
Lloyd A. "Pat" SMITH, 59, Burket, died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at his home of a self-inflicted gunshop wound.
Born Oct. 30, 1913, in Kosciusko county to Frank and Ella WARREN SMITH, he had lived all his life in the Burket area. His marriage was Jan. 17, 1953 in Huntington to Lillian M. HARRIS. He had been employed at Wickes Mobile Homes in Argos. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Warsaw American Legion post 49 and the Rochester VFW.
Surviving are the wife and a brother, Jessie L. SMITH, Phoenix, Ariz. A sister is deceased.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the King memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Donald POYSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 22, 1973

Frank A. Martin
Frank A. MARTIN, 48, Culver, died unexpectedly at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
Born July 10, 1924, at Fulton, he was the son of Harvey and Murdina O'HARE MARTIN. His marriage was Feb. 5, 1950, in Fulton to Wanda CULP, who survives. He had resided the past three years in Culver, moving from Lima, O. He was an employee of the Penn Central railroad company and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church and the BRAC Union Local 0545.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Michael David [MARTIN], Midland, Mich., and Frank A. MARTIN Jr., at home; one daughter, Mrs. Jay (Elenore) SHADLEY, R.R. 4, Rochester; three grandchildren, Rick and Michael MARTIN, and Stacey SHADLEY; one sister, Mrs. Eldo (Margaret) BEAM, Flora.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. Tom BUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Harold E. Ward
Services for Harold E. "Ed" WARD, 58, who died at 3:05 a.m. Monday, have been set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the King memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. James GABHART will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, May 23, 1973

Troy Beattie
Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pierceton for Troy BEATTIE, 73, former Rochester resident who died Sunday in Orane City, Fla. Burial will be in the Pierceton cemetery.

Thursday, May 24, 1973

Albert Eshelman
Albert ESHELMAN, 76, 1100 Rochester Boulevard, died at 8:14 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Nov. 18, 1896, in Henry township, he was the son of Clarence and Eva CLEMANS ESHELMAN. His marriage was June 13, 1918, in Rochester, to Margaret A. REESE, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Trinity United Methodist church. He had lived his entire life in the Rochester area.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Myron (Frances) CARLSON, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Forrest (Jeanette) GEISELMAN Jr., of Culver; two sons, Leroy [ESHELMAN], R.R. 1, Rochester, and John [ESHELMAN], R.R. 6, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Homer (Hattie) CARL and Mrs. Robert (Marie) HORN, both of Huntington; one brother, E. J. ESHELMAN, Culver; eleven grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday 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 6 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 25, 1973

Alva Bradley
Mrs. Alva BRADLEY, 72, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient for four days. She had been in failing health for five years.
She was born Nov. 24, 1900 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to George and Lissie WRIGHT and had resided in Rochester 32 years, moving here from Rensselaer. She was married to Erve Haskel BRADLEY, who survives. She was a member of the Grandview Pentecostal Church of God in Richland township.
Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Zola) SMITH, R.R. 1, Argos, and Mrs. Dorothy KRISHER, and Mrs. Merlene DAWSON, both of Rochester; four sons, the Rev. Henry C. BRADLEY, Rochester, and Whitten, Harold and Luther [BRADLEY], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Flora STRATTON and Mrs. Spearl (Lora) ALLEN, both of Prestonsburg, and three brothers, Jim, Henry and Earl [WRIGHT], all of Prestonsburg; twenty-three grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Three sisters, two brothers, a daughter, a son and a great-grandson preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grandview Pentecostal Church of God with the Rev. Arron STANLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday and at the church after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Saturday, May 26, 1973

Alva Bradley
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home today for Mrs. Alva BRADLEY, 72, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital. Friends will be received after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Grandview Pentecostal Church of God, where final rites are set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 28, 1973

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, May 29, 1973

Blanche R. Alexander
Mrs. Blanche Rose ALEXANDER, 77, Hartford City, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday in the Hartford City hospital.
Born Dec. 22, 1895, in Wells county, she was the daughter of Benton and Lucy Jane ROSE COCHRAN. Her marriage was to the Rev. Roy Bramen ALEXANDER, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Friends Church in Keystone, Ind.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn EATON, Hartford City; Mrs. Eloise [RUNKLE], Logansport, and Mrs. Helen JAMES, of Upland; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Church of the Nazarene in Hartford City. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Hartford City. Friends may call at the Walker funeral home in Montpelier on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Pauline Fairchild
Mrs. Pauline PRESSNALL FAIRCHILD, 75, formerly of Akron, died Saturday at her home in Phoenix, Ariz. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank PRESSNALL and many years ago she and her father had worked in the bank at Akron.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara WILKINS, Phoenix and two grandchildren.
Services were today in Phoenix.

Wednesday, May 30, 1973

Blanche R. Alexander
Mrs. Eloise RUNKLE, Logansport, is a surviving daughter of Mrs. Blanche ALEXANDER, Hartford City resident who died Monday. Mrs. Runkle's name was incorrectly listed in the obituary of Mrs. Alexander which appeared in Tuesday's edition of The Sentinel.

Thursday, May 31, 1973

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Friday, June 1, 1973

Jeff Pitrucha
By The Associated Press
Jeff PITRUCHA, 24, of Argos, died about 3 p.m. Thursday at a South Bend hospital from injuries suffered early in the afternoon when he hit the rear of a county highway truck on U.S. 30.
Police said the car had just passed another truck and was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the highway truck just west of Bourbon in Marshall county.

Saturday, June 2, 1973

Kimberly Ann Halterman
Kimberly Ann HALTERMAN, 15-year-old daugher of Lessell and Donna Jean HALTERMAN of Macy, was killed at 8:30 p.m. Friday when she fell out of a car being driven by her hother on the Macy road, 1 1/2 miles east of U.S. 31.
The car was going west at about 40 mph, the mother said, when the girl fell from the car. The mother told state police that she was talking with her daughter "and the next thing I knew she fell out the door."
Mrs. Halterman was in shock and unable to give any other information. State Trooper Steve JENNINGS, the investigating officer, said he planned to talk further with the mother after she has had time to recover from the shock.
Although the accident occurred on the north side of the Fulton-Miami county line road known as the Macy road, it was in Miami county because the county boundary line does not follow a straight line along the road.
Miss Halterman was born Aug. 13, 1957 in Rochester to Lessell and Donna Jean KOTTERMAN HALTERMAN and would have been a junior at North Miami high school next term. She was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers at home, David and Stephen [HALTERMAN]; the maternal grandfather, Harry KOTTERMAN, R.R. 1, Macy; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Opal LOCKWOOD, Macy; the paternal grandfather, Earl HALTERMAN, Chicago, and the maternal great-grandfather, William RUNKLE, R.R. 1, Akron.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Macy Christian church with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and at the church Monday until time of service.

Carl S. Waldron
Carl Sherman WALDRON, 58, 1129 Jefferson street, died at 12:55 p.m. Friday at the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne where he had been a patient since Feb. 21. He had been ill for 13 1/2 months.
Born June 12, 1914, in Brimfield, Ind., to E. S. and Lenna B. ZIGLER WALDERON, he had lived here the past 24 years, coming here from Rome City. His marriage was April 23, 1949, in Athens to Margaret L. HOLLOWAY. He was employed by the distribution division of the Marshall County Bevrage company. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army with service in the European theatre, a member of the American Legion, Elks, Moose and Eagles lodges of Rochester and the Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Carla [WALDRON], at home; a step-son, Kenneth SPANGLE, Claypool; four grandchildren; a brother, Raymond [WALDRON], Brimfield; a sister, Miss Elva WALDRON, Brimfield; two nephews and one niece, Dennis, Mark and Nancy WALDRON, Brimfield.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Morris F. HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the American Cancer Society or the Fulton County Cancer Detection Center.

Rev. Harley Zumbaugh
The Rev. Harley ZUMBAUGH, 80, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 10:53 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted earlier in the day. He had been in failing health for several years.
Born May 30, 1893, in Marshall county to Charles and Alice MacDONALD ZUMBAUGH, he had lived the majority of his life in the Rochester area except for 18 years in the Chase and Three Rivers, Mich., area. His marriage was June 14, 1915, at Tiosa to Mary PALMER. He was active in evangelistic work and was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Margaret) GARNER, San Diego, Cal.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Herschel [ZUMBAUGH], on Aug. 5, 1972, and by a sister and four brothers.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. John TURLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 4, 1973

Stephen J. Nelson
Stephen J. NELSON, 27, Fort Wayne, died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born March 16, 1946, in Rochester, he was the son of H. Macy and Genavee MOORE NELSON. His marriage was Aug. 30, 1969, to Judy DECKER, who survives. He was an employee of the Magnavox corporation and a member of the Mentone United Methocist church.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Roger (Sandra) MORIARTY, of Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Revs. Garrett PHILLIP and Walter HOUSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William N. Hansen
William N. HANSEN, 80, Winamac, former Rochester resident, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at Pulaski Memorial hospital following a six-months illness.
Born Jan. 11, 1893, in Gibson City, Ill., to Jens and Anna HANSEN, he had lived in Rochester 20 years, moving from the Jordan community. His marriage was Dec. 30, 1944, in Decatur, Ill., to Violat B. HASSELMAN. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Jurdan Baptist church.
Surviving are the wife; one sister, Minnie THOMAS, Logansport; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ron DeGRAAFF will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of the service.

Philip D. Greer
Philip D. GREER, 47, 425 West 15th street, Peru, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday at Dukes hospital. He had been ill one year.
Born Jan. 22, 1926, in Kewanna to Leo and Nellie BARTER GREER, he had lived in Peru seven years, moving there from Kewanna. He was a machine operator at Square-D and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving are the wife; two brothers, Clarence [GREER], El Paso, Texas; James [GREER], Winamac; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph FALL, Plymouth; Mrs. Hazel CARR, Winamac; Mrs. Ernest CLARK, Kewanna.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru. Dr. H. P. GAINES will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call after 12 p.m. Tuesday.

Curtis R. Guise
Curtis R. GUISE, 55, Culver, died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Dec. 20, 1917, near Leiters Ford, he was the son of Harley and Clara BITTERLING GUISE. His marriage was March 21, 1942, in Winamac to Mary E. CRANE, who survives. He was an electrician at the Culver Military Academy and a lifetime resident of the Culver and Leiters Ford area. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Stephen C. GUISE, Culver; one daughter, Mrs. Randy (Mary Jane) BOLTON, Tallahassee, Fla.; his father, Harley Guise, R.R. 4, Rochester; one brother, Milo P. GUISE, Decatur, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Hurshel (Beulah) MILLISER, Rochester; Mrs. Clair (Betty Jane) STRONG, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Raymond (Joann) TULEY, Gary, and Mrs. Hugh (Wiletta) WILSON, Kewanna.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Wesley United Methodist church at Culver. The Rev. Earl W. SHARP will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Tuesday, June 5, 1973

[no obits]

Wednesday, June 6, 1973

Nyle Merley
Nyle MERLEY, 74, Akron, died at 8:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital shortly after being admitted. Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Thursday, June 7, 1973

Nyle Merley
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for Nyle MERLEY, 74, Akron, who died Wednesday in Woodlawn hospitatl. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born may 26, 1899, in Akron, he was the son of Frank and Daisy WHITTENBERGER MERLEY. His first marriage was to Edith Glen SMITH in 1918. His second marriage was Feb. 18, 1956 in Akron to Josephine HIVELY, who survives. He was a farmer and a former employee of the Fulton County Highway department.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George (Martha) HENNING, Waukesha, Wis.; Mrs. Ronald (Joann) HILES, Peru; Mrs. Edwin (Patricia) JOHNSON, Matamora, Ill.; two sons, Robert D. [MERLEY], New Carlisle, and Ted [MERLEY], of Macy; two step-children, Mrs. John (Marvus) ZIMMERMAN, Akron, and Billie J. HIVELY, also of Akron; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step-granddaughters; one brother Don MERLEY, Perrysburg. One sister preceded in death.

Elizabeth J. Rhinehart
Mrs. Elizabeth Jane RHINEHART, 79, Rochester, died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday at Canterb ury Manor nursing home.
Born May 21, 1894, in Winamac, to Monroe Irven and Bertha IRVEN CLARK, she had lived in this area a number of years, coming here from Francesville. Her marriage was April 19, 1916, at Winamac, to Charles L. RHINEHART who died Aug. 21, 1962. She was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Olive) KILANDER and Mariam BLACKBURN, both of Chesterton; Mrs. Samuel (Eldora) COOK, Marietta, O.; Mrs. Robert (Donna) WELTZIN, Rochester; Mrs. Arnold (Barbara) SOMMERS, Grass Creek; Mrs. Robert (Alma) HUBENY, Kewanna; Mrs. William (Laura) OWEN, Lafayette; one son, James [RHINEHART], Willmington, Ohio; a foster daughter, Mrs. Charles (Lurel) KLINGER, Suffern, N.Y.; twenty-four grandchildren; six foster grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Opal) ENGLE, Portage; Mrs. James (Olive) JORDAN, Rensselaer. Three sons, one sister and one brother preceded her in death.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ermil NORMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Roseland cemetery in Francesville. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Rudolph Miert
Rudolph MIERT, 77, 937 East Ninth street, died Wednesday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend.
He was born June 15, 1895, in Czechoslovakia.
Surviving are his wife, Katherine [MIERT]; one son, Rudolph MIERT, Evergreen Park, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Eleanor KERR,Akron; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Beverly Ridge funeral home at 10415 South kedsie street, Chicago. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, June 8, 1973

Isabella Fenstermacher
Mrs. Isabella FENSTERMACHER, former Rochester resident, died Thursday in St. James hospital in Chicago Heights, Ill.
Final rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Steger chapel in Steger, Ill.

Saturday, June 9, 1973

Jacob A. Miller
Jacob A. "Jake" MILLER, longtime owner of Miller's Standard Service gasoline station at U.S. 31 and Ind. 14-25 on the south edge of Rochester, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted at 9:30 p.m. Friday. He was 52 years of age.
A Rochester resident all his life, Mr. Miller lived on Route 5, Rochester. He was born Nov. 14, 1920 in Athens to Jacob F. and Dollie KALE MILLER and was married in Rochester June 9, 1946 to Margaret M. "Peg" ROMAN.
A 1939 Rochester high school graduate, Mr. Miller served in the South Pacific theatre of operations with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a past director and past treasurer of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Sycamore Council of Boy Scouts, the Elks, Moose and I.O.O.F. lodges, the Fraternal Order of Police and the American Legion and VFW posts.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Gregory [MILLER], Rochester, and Timothy [MILLER], at home; a grandson, Scott [MILLER]; the mother; three brothers, Col. C. Ernest OVERMYER, Arlington, Va.; Charles N. MILLER and James L. MILLER, both of Rochester, and three sisters, Mrs. James (Margaret) SHEARER, Mrs. Donald (Betty) REYNOLDS and Mrs. Byron (Janet) RIFFLE, all of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the Heart Fund or the Manitou Training Center.

Berniece Jacoby
Mrs. Berniece JACOBY, 65, Niles, Mich., formerly of Culver, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday in Pawating hospital in Niles following a brief illness.
She was born April 19, 1908 in Culver to Guy and Gertrude PACKER STEVENS and had lived in Niles the last 20 years, moving there from Chicago. She was a registered nurse and a member of Culver Emmanuel United Methodist church. She was married in Niles to Lee JACOBY, who died in 1963.
Surviving are the mother, of Culver; a brother, Howard STEVENS, Culver; and two sisters, Mrs. George (Dorothy) MEYERS, Koontz Lake, and Mrs. Jeanette JONES, Hyde Park, Mass.
The body has been taken to the Bonine funeral home in Culver, where arrangements are pending.

Orville M. Hoffman
Orville M. HOFFMAN, 77, Burket, (R.R. 1, Claypool), died at 1:55 p.m. Friday in the V.A. hospital at Fort Wayne. He had been a patient one day.
He was born Oct. 7, 1895 in Akron to John F. and Florence HENDERSON HOFFMAN and had resided in the Akron and Burket areas all his life. He was married to Ida May FITTON, who survives. He was a retired farmer, a charter member of World War I Barracks 83 of Akron and a member of the Mentone American Legion.
Surviving with the wife are a nephew and two nieces. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Donald POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ingle F. Blodgett
Mrs. Ingle F. BLODGETT, 67, Bourbon, died at 12:35 a.m. today at her home after an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 24, 1905 in Walnut township southeast of Argos to William and Blanche WADDLE HARMON and had lived in Bourbon four years, moving there from Goshen. She also had resided in Orland, Ind. She was married to Alvin Robert BLODGETT in Fort Wayne; he died Feb. 20, 1968. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Peggy BRANT, Floral City, Fla., and Mrs. David (June) CHRISTIANSON, Inverness, Fla.; a son, Ronald [BLODGETT], at home; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Edna HENTZLER, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Lucille STRONG, Plymouth; Mrs. Harold (Lottie) SANNER, Argos, and Mrs. Bud (Carrie) CRIPE, Walton, and two brothers, Ralph HARMON, Argos, and Harold HARMON, Fort Wayne. Two brothers, Kenneth and Keith [HARMON], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernest WILBER officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Maggie Floor
Maggie FLOOR, 74, Silver Lake, died at 11 a.m. Friday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
Born May 10, 1899, in Evansville to John and Elizabeth HAHN, she had lived in the Akron and Silver Creek areas the past 44 years. She was married in 1938 to Dale FLOOR, who survives. She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Fred [FLOOR], Elkhart, and John [FLOOR], Lantana, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two brothers in Evansville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Silver Creek Church of God. The Rev. George RESER will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Monday, June 11, 1973

Rev. V. Leroy Garner
The Rev. V. Leroy GARNER, 79, 510 Madison avenue, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill nine years.
Born Oct 22, 1893, in Star City, he was the foster-son of Milo and Clarissa BENNETT GARNER. His marriage was Feb. 10, 1917, in Rochester, to Edith Mae WOOD, who survives. He had served in the ministry 41 years, retiring from the Walkerton United Brethren church. He had served churches in the Rochester, Colburn, Donaldson, Pretty Lake and Olive Branch communities. He had resided in Rochester 11 years, and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Marjorie) CRABILL, Rochester; Mrs. George (Doris) KETCHAM, Dunlap; three sons, the Rev. Paul GARNER, Ambia; Charles [GARNER] of Leesburg, Gerald [GARNER], of Osciola; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry HETINGER, Benton Harbor, Mich.; Edward HETINGER, Star City.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Trinity United Methodist church. The Rev. Morris HOWELL and Dr. Merrill GEIBLE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Conrad N. Stenberg
Conrad N. STENBERG, 75, Deedsville, died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Born March 3, 1898, in Meeker county, Minn, to Anton and Sigreid RUNSBURG STENBERG, he had lived in Deedsville 21 years, moving there from Twelve Mile. His marriage was Jan. 24, 1930, in LaGrange, Ill., to Helen H. RANKIN. He was a member of the Deedsville United Methodist church and the Odd Fellows lodge.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Harriet MOULTON, Los Alamos, N.M.; Sigrid COLE, Marion; seven grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain funeral home in Denver. The Rev. Kenneth HOSTETLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Deedsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests that flowers be omitted and contributions made to the Heart Association.

Caroline L. Fairchild
Caroline Lea FAIRCHILD, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William FAIRCHILD, R.R. 1, Rochester, died early today in the University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Tuesday, June 12, 1973

Caroline L. Fairchild
Services for Carolyn Lea FAIRCHILD, 16, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died at 4:45 a.m. Monday at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. John K. WORTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery.
Born June 11, 1957, to William and Patricia CRIPE FAIRCHILD, she lived in the Rochester area her entire life and would have been a junior at Rochester high school.
Surviving are the parents; one sister, Nancy [FAIRCHILD]; two brothers, Michael and Randy [FAIRCHILD]; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank CRIPE, R.R. 6, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence RENTSCHLER, R.R. 6, Rochester; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the cancer fund.

Fred Russell
Fred RUSSELL, 86, Washington Court House, O., died Monday at 7 p.m. in Fayette County Memorial hospital in Washington Court House.
He was born March 14, 1887, in Newcastle township to Zane and Ellen RUSSELL. His first marriage was in 1916 to Martha HILDEBRANT. She preceded in death in 1940. His second marriage was to Ada PORTER in 1942. She survives. Mr. Russell attended the Christian church.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Beulah) PETERSON, Rochester; three nephews, C. R. BARKMAN, Robert PETERSON, both of Rochester, and Taylor RUSSELL, Las Vegas, Nev.; three nieces, Mrs. Charles (Maleta) BORDEN, Rochester; Mrs. Charles (Nina) SCHILLING, South Bend, and Mrs. Charles (Lucy) ZOLMAN, Inglewood, Cal. One son, five sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Kirkpatrick funeral home in Washington Court House. Burial will be in the New Vienna cemetery.

Wednesday, June 13, 1973

Ica I. Poenix
Mrs. Ica I. POENIX, 81, Grass Creek, died at her home Tuesday.
Surviving is one son, Robert [POENIX], Deer River, Minn.
Arrangements are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Madesta M. McClure
Mrs. Madesta M. McCLURE, 72, died Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac, where she had been a patient five weeks following an 18-month illness.
A native of Winamac, she was born Jan. 11, 1901, the daughter of John and Maude METZ. Her marriage was June 27, 1926, to Ray McCLURE, who died May 26, 1947.
Mrs. McClure was a former school teacher and was co-owner of the Ford auto agency in Winamac until her retirement in 1950. She belonged to the First United Methodist church, Mothers' club, Iris Elm Garden club and was active many years in Mental health association activities.
Surviving are a son, Richard [McCLURE], Rochester, and three grandchildren, Joseanna, Jerilynn and Richard Ray McCLURE; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Flo) BROOKMAN, Vermillion, S.D.; and Mrs. Charles (Violet) SKILLEN, Winamac, and a brother, Delmar METZ, Wanatah.

Mary Ethel Thomas
Mrs. Mary Ethel THOMAS, 73, Argos, died at 6:15 a.m. today at the Pilgrim Manor convalescent center in Plymouth after an extended illness.
Born Feb. 23, 1900, in Starke county to Cornelius and Alma Dean HEMINGER, she had lived in Argos five years, moving there from Culver. Her marriage was Sept. 29, 1921, in Plymouth to Clyde L. THOMAS, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Hibbard Evangelical church.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Ora SNIDER, Plymouth; Mrs. Donald (Alta) PAXTON, Bourbon; Mrs. Sarah CRULL, Culver; Mrs. Lucy CONOVER, Oswego. One son and one brother preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Eder Walter D. MANGUN will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery in Culver. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mavour Campbell
Mrs. Mavour CAMPBELL, 76, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth BUCKLES, in South Bend. She had been ill one year.
Born July 23, 1897, in Russiaville, Ind., to Wesley and Mattie SIMPSON, she had lived the majority of her life in this area. Her marriage was March 27, 1922, in Williamsport, Ind., to Paul Fred CAMPBELL who died Nov. 9, 1968. She was a member of the Attica United Methodist church and the Gold Star Mothers, Unit 32 of Rochester.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Mildred) DAVIS, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. James (Joan) MILLER, Rochester; Mrs. Fritz (Barbara) ENDRESS, Elkhart; Mrs. John (Mary Anne) PETERSEN, Albert Lea, Minn. Mrs. Kenneth (June) BUCKLES, South Bend; Mrs. Dave (Ruth) MORRICAL, Berrien Springs, Mich.; four sons, Kenneth [CAMPBELL], Argos; Thomas and Michael [CAMPBELL], South Bend; James [CAMPBELL], Fulton; thirty grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. A son, Freddie [CAMPBELL], preceded her death in 1951.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. L. Herschel DYER, Jr., will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Friday until the hour of the service.

Thursday, June 14, 1973

Ica I. Poenix
Services for Ica I. POENIX, 81, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died at her home Sunday, will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. James BUTLER officiating. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery.
She was born Nov. 9, 1891, in Fulton county to Jesse and Nettie LAMBERT ROUCH. Her marriage was Nov. 30, 1911, to Russell F. POENIX who died in January, 1967. She was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church and the Ladies Aid Society of the church.
Surviving are one son, Robert E. POENIX, Deer River, Minn.; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren. One son and one brother preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

John Lavroff
John LAVROFF, 79, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, Bethel community, died at 6:45 a.m. today at his residence in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Galina EDWARDS. He had been ill six months.
He was born Nov. 25, 1893, in Moscow, Russia. He came to this country in 1950 and moved to the Bethel community from Etna Green. His marriage was in 1921 to Vera MOROZOFF, who survives.
Also surviving with his wife and daughter are four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 15, 1973

Anna B. Rice
Memorial services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Community Baptist church in Delong for Mrs. Anna B. RICE, wife of Charles RICE, owner of Rice grocery at King's Lake.

Everett D. Andrews
Everett D. ANDREWS, 73, Plymouth, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born May 22, 1899, at Rochester, he was the son of Charles and Elzine PERRY ANDREWS. His marriage was Sept. 3, 1927, at Argos to Genevieve M. RINGLE. She preceded in death in 1968. Mr. Andrews was a retired employee of Culver Military Academy and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Donavan (Mono Sue) COCHRAN, Monticello; one son, Cecil D. ANDREWS, Plymouth; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Donald (Cora) CALHOUN Sr., Argos; one brother, Carl H. ANDRWS, Dallas, Texas. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert L. KENWORTHY will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Faye E. Powell
Mrs. Faye Elizabeth POWELL, 66, 930 Monroe street, died at 7 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since April 11. She had been seriously ill one year.
Born May 25, 1907, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie GOOD GEIGER. Her marriage was Sept. 4, 1926, at Gilead to Daniel L. POWELL, who survives. Mrs. Powell had resided in Rocheter 13 years, moving from the Macy and Akron communities. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, Dwane [POWELL], of Olympia, Washington; four daughters, Mrs. Henry (Mary) MILLER, Roann; Mrs. Marion (Nellie) SCOTT, Lake Charles, La.; Mrs. Loren (Gladys) SHAMBARGER, Macy; Mrs. John (Carolyn) RICHARDS, Peru; seventeen grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Faudeline HILL, and Mrs. Jack (Martiena) BICK, both of Rochester; Mrs. Joy TILDEN, South Bend; one brother, Richard GEIGER, Akron. One son and three grandsons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grace United Methodist church. The Rev. Fred G. KEUBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Saturday, June 16, 1973

Olive Smith
Mrs. Olive SMITH, 62, Lehigh Acres, Fla., died Thursday evening. She had been ill one year.
Born Feb. 9, 1911, inAthens, she grew up in the Athens area.
Surviving is a brother, Harold McGEE, Rocheter.
Services will be Monday at the Farley funeral home in Lehigh Acres.

Monday, June 18, 1973

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Tuesday, June 19, 1973

Florence E. Smith
Mrs. Florence E. SMITH, Logansport, died at 7:35 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in Logansport. She formerly resided with Mrs. Viola WOOD at 1430 College avenue, Rochester.
Mrs. Smith was a Rochester resident until 1961, whe she and Mrs. Wood moved to Logansport.
Final arrangements are pending at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport.

Leona Thacker
Mrs. Leona THACKER, 55, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend following an extended illness.
Born May 20, 1918, in Tippecanoe, she was the daughter of Alonzo and Lillie JOHNSON COOPER. Her marriage was Feb. 14, 1937, at Bourbon to Otis THACKER, who survives. She had resided in the Bourbon area 36 years. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist church and had been associated with her husband in the Thacker Fertilizer and Chemical company.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hal (Linda) APPLE, R.R. 2, Bourbon; one son, Richard D. [THACKER], R.R. 2, Bourbon; seven grandchildren, one brother, Herman [THACKER], Tippecanoe.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethel United Methodist church. The Rev. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery in Bourbon. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home inArgos until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Hazel M. Miller
Mrs. Hazel M. MILLER, 73, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 7 a.m. today in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw following a brief illness. Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Wednesday, June 20, 1973

Hazel M. Miller
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Tippecanoe Community church for Mrs. Hazel M. MILLER, 73, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, who died Tuesday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. The Rev. Ernest WILBUR will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.
She was born Jan. 6, 1900, at Argos, to Lee and Annie RINGLE Van LUE. Her marriage was Sept. 7, 1917, at Argos, to Oran MILLER, who preceded in death in 1917. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church and the missionary society of the church. She was a lifetime resident of the Tippecanoe and Argos Communities.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Delores) GROSSMAN, Argos; two sons, Gordon MILLER, Bourbon; Welcome MILLER, Walkerton; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. One daughter preceded in death.

John F. Urschel
John F. "Jack" URSCHEL, 98, Tippecanoe, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Stratford House in Wabash, following an extended illness.
Born Nov. 22, 1874, near Bippus, he was the son of Daniel and Katherine YOUNG URSCHEL. His first marriage was to Florence YEAGERLANDER. She died in 1939. His second marriage was to Ida HAWK, who died in 1967. A retired elevator operator and a farmer, he had resided in the Tippecanoe area 60 years. He was a member of the Tippecanoe Christian church, Masonic lodge at Mentone, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine at Fort Wayne and the Izaak Walton League at Argos. Mr. Urschel was the last surviving of six brothers.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Tippecanoe Christian church. The Rev. David MILLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services. The Mentone Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Floyd E. Cretcher
Floyd E. CRETCHER, 73, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died Monday about 9:30 p.m. in the Warsaw nursing home. He had been in failing health three years.
He was born in Marshall county Aug. 3, 1899 to Benjamin and Fanny PUNTENNEY CRETCHER and had resided most of his life in the Bourbon community. He was married to Blanche LONG Oct. 22, 1920; she died Jan. 14, 1952. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Summit Chapel Methodist church south of Bourbon.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Donna) GROSVENOR METHENY, Bourbon; three sons, Nilas and Ben [CRETCHER], both of Bourbon, and Norman [CRETCHER], Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Ruby PRESCOTT, Warsaw; twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be in the Deaton funeral home in Bourbon Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ralph DAVIDSON officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 21, 1973

Blake S. Plummer
Blake Sadler PLUMMER, 63, Kewanna, died at 2:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following an extended illness.
A Fulton county realtor and director for the U.S. department of Agriculture in Fulton county, Mr. Plummer had resided in this country since 1923, moving from England.
He was born April 23, 1910, in Tetbury, England to Ernest and Ethel ATWOOD PLUMMER. His marriage was Feb. 12, 1935, at Peru to Gladys EDINGTON, who survives. He was a member of the Episcopalian church at Logansport and the Fulton County Realtors assn.
Also surviving are two sons, Jerry [PLUMMER], R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Larry [PLUMMER], of Lafayette; two brothers, Jack [PLUMMER], Blind Bay, British Columbia, and David [PLUMMER], of Ontario, Can.; one sister, Mrs. Michael (Jean) TOCCO, Logansport, and three grandchildren. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1:30 p.m. Friday.

C. Howard Robbins
C. Howard ROBBINS, 65, former dealer in farm implements here, died Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital following a serious illness of four months. He resided on Country Club drive, Lake Manitou.
Mr. Robbins, a native of this city, moved to Los Angeles in the 1920s but returned in 1945 to join his father, the late Charles ROBBINS, in the Robbins Implement company. Following his father's death in 1952, he continued to operate the business until 1966 when it was sold to Charles FEAR. Mr. Robbins later was employed, from 1968-72, as a sales representative for Wilson Corn Products here.
Born Cyrus Howard ROBBINS on March 17, 1908, he was the son of Charles E. and Elva LACKEY ROBBINS. His marriage was July 12, 1952, at Monon, to Thelma SPRAGUE RAMSEY, who survives.
Mr. Robbins was a veteran of the U.S. Air Corps in World War II with service in the Auropean theatre.
He was active in local affairs, serving as director of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis club and the Rochester School Building Corporation that helped erect local elementary buildings. He was a former trustee of the First Baptist church and was serving as deacon there at his death.
He also was a member of the Elks lodge, American Legion and Lake Manitou Association.
Surviving, besides the wife, are his step-mother, Mrs. Ollie ROBBINS, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Mae WRIGHT, Mrs. Edith PERRY, Mrs. Angelin TURNER and Mrs. Edgar (Grace) BLIGH, all of Los Angeles; and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist church with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Friday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer fund or to the Manitou Training Center.

Friday, June 22, 1973

Ivan G. Fulwider
Ivan G. FULWIDER, 81, former Rochester resident, died at 11 p.m. Thursday in the Wesley Manor at Frankfort where he had resided the past 2 1/2 years.
Born Dec. 15, 1891, in New Market, he was the son of John and Carolyn WATKINS FULWIDER. Hie marriage was to Carrie WALTERS DICKEY in South Bend. She survives. He had resided the majority of his life in South Bend and was a retired employee of the Bendix corporation there. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and the Masonic lodge at South Bend.
Also surviving are two step-sons, Arthur and Donald DICKEY, both of South Bend; five step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George (Nell) MOELLER, Lakeworth, Fla.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, June 23, 1973

Betty J. Cranmer
Mrs. Betty Jane CRANMER, 52, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at her home at Ind. 17 and County Road 200 North. Her body was discovered by her husband, Kenneth, about 6 p.m. Friday. Coroner Junior D. GOOD pronounced her dead at the scene and established cause of death. The sheriff's office and state police also investigated.
She was born April 2, 1921 in Rochester to Albert and Anna TOWNE FENSTERMAKER and had resided most of her life in Fulton county. She was married June 10, 1953 in Plymouth to Kenneth CRANMER.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Jane) TUCCO, Muncie, and Mrs. Dallas (Carol) SCOTT, Hendersonville, Tenn.; two sons, Larry BURCH, R.R. 1, Vincennes, and David BURCH, Fort Wayne; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rex (Marjorie) ATWOOD, Mundeline, Ill., and Mrs. Donald (Georgia) McKEE, Hermosa Beach, Cal., and a brother, James FENSTERMAKER, Osceola.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. David P. FRETTINGER officiating. Burial will be in the Chalmers (Ind.) cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

George Al Munson
George Al MUNSON, 74, 258 Race street, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient for seven weeks. He had been in failing health for 10 years.
He was born Jan. 9, 1899 in Scottville, Mich., and moved to Rochester in 1952. He was married in Scottville Oct. 26, 1940 to Frances COTTON. Before retiring in 1963, he was a foreman for McMahan Construction company. He was a member of the Eagles lodge.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. David (Lorraine) HUNTER, Rochester, and Mrs. Jeff (Sue) MILLER, Port Ritchie, Fla.; a brother, Clarence MUNSON, Scottville; a sister, Mrs. Esther ANDERSON, Grand Rapids, Mich., two granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Dorothy GLENTZER, preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 25, 1973

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Tuesday, June 26, 1973

Carl Grim
Carl "Ted" GRIM, 37, 117 West Fourth street, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital in Logansport, shortly after admittance.
Born May 3, 1936, in Mishawaka, he was the son of John and Helen COWEN GRIM. His marriage was Sept. 21, 1957, in Rochester, to Lorene D. CRABILL, who survives. He was an employee in the Maintenance department at Woodlawn hospital and had resided in Rochester 14 years, moving from Waraw.
Surviving with his wife are his father, of Warsaw; one son, Richard Lee [GRIM], at home; one sister, Mrs. Francis (Marjorie) SHAFER, Warsaw; two brothers, John GRIM, Mentone, and Eugene [GRIM], of Michigan; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha COWEN, Warsaw. His mother and an infant sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery west of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Pearl Bringham
Mrs. Pearl BRINGHAM, 72, former Rochester resident, died at 9 p.m. Monday in the I.O.O.F. home in Greensburg. She had been ill six months.
Born July 8, 1900, in Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of Charles and Mahalia HETZNER. Her marriage was April 12, 1925, at Rochester, to Wilbur R. BRINGHAM. He died June 22, 1966. She was a lifetime resident of Rochester and a member of the Grace United Methodist church. She also was a member of the Rebekah lodge in Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Alice Marie BRINGHAM, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Paul (Frances) BOWMAN, also of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Walter (Maude) KALE, Rochester. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. John WORTINGER 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.

Birdie Hooks
Birdie HOOKS, 80, R.R. 4, Rochester (Aubbeenaubbee township), died Tuesday morning at Parkview hospital in Plymouth following a two-year illness.
He was born July 30, 1892 in Mississippi and had lived in the Rochester area since 1966, moving here from chicago. He was retired from International Harvester corporation in chicago. He was married July 16, 1949 in Chicago to Marjorie T. HUDSON, who survives.
Also surviving are three brothers, Douglas HOOKS, and C. D. HOOKS, both of East St. Louis, Ill., and London HOOKS, Redland, Cal., and two sisters, Mrs. Mary ROSE, East St. Louis, and Mrs. Esther WILSON, St. Louis, Mo.
Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 7 p.m. Thursday. The body will be taken to Chicago Friday for funeral services and burial.

Fred Solomon
William Fred SOLOMON, 64, R.R. 1, Argos (Santa Anna community), died at 10 a.m. Tuesday at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Sept. 11, 1908, in Caddo County, Okla. to Charles and Harriett LEE SOLOMON and had resided in the Santa Anna community since 1939. He never married. He was employed by the Marshall county highway department and was a farmer. He retired in 1972 for health reasons.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Mabel) REED, Lowell; Mrs. Richard (Edna) ELLIS, Hebron; Mrs. Lester (Clara) HATCHER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Orval (Ruth) IRELAN, San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Lloyd SOLOMON, Hebron; Scott SOLOMON, Woodbury, Tenn., and Everett SOLOMON, Argos.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Darrell KRAFT of Plymouth officiating. Burial will be in the Orchard Grove cemetery where grav eside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

George Haldy
Final rites were conducted Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., for George HALDY, former Rochester resident who died Thursday in Tucson. Mr. Haldy was former manager of the Karn hotel here. He is survived by his wife, the former Etta EMMONS, who daughters and three grandchildren.

Edna O. Hart
Mrs. Edna O. HART, 78, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 2:30 a.m. today in the St. Joseph hospital in Logansport. Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Thursday, June 28, 1973

Edna O. Hart
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Edna O. HART, 79, R.R. 4, Plymouth, who died Wednesday in the St. Joseph hospital in Logansport. Elder Walter D. MANGUN will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
Born April 20, 1894, in Ohio, Mrs. Hart was the daughter of William and Alice STROUP PIKE. Her marriage was on Jan. 9, 1912, in Ohio to Robert HART. He preceded in death in 1971. She had been a resident of the Plymouth area 32 years, moving from Walkerton. She was a member of the Old time Religion tabernacle in Plymouth.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marie LOWRY, Logansport; Mrs. Dora CAREY, North Liberty; Mrs. Dorothy ZEHNER, Plymouth; two sons, Coy HART, Warsaw; Stanley HART, Dover, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Goldie GORSUCH, Wheeler, Mich.

Earl Ellis
Earl "Tiny" ELLIS, 46, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD said death was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Born May 26, 1927, in Anderson, he was the son of Major and Mrs. Robert C. ELLIS. His marriage was Dec. 10, 1971, in Peru to Sylvia Christine FINLEY. He had resided in Rochester fife years, moving from Anderson. He was a restaurant operator and a member of the Salvation Army, the Manitou Moose lodge, American Legion, and VFW Post. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with his wife are four sons, John [ELLIS], Anderson; Gregory [ELLIS], Pendleton; Eddie McCULLOUGH, Indianapolis; Porter McCULLOUGH, Rochester; three daughters, Barbara McCULLOUGH, of Pendleton, and Linda Lue McCULLOUTH, Denver, and Mrs. Brenda PENICARO, Rochester; two granddaughters; five sisters and two brothers. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Major Elgie KOUGHN 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.

Lewis Shambarger
Lewis Jerald SHAMBARGER, 76, 602 East Ninth street, died at 6 a.m. today at his residence following an illness of 13 months.
Born Sept. 25, 1896, in Mexico, he was the son of Lewis K. and Nettie ALLEN SHAMBARGER. His marriage was June 29, 1918, in Peru to Bernice COVER, who survives. A retired farmer, he was active in construction of drainage work in Fulton and Miami county.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Marjorie) DEWITT, Logansport; Mrs. Cecil (Marilyn) NICODEMUS, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. William (Carol Sue) LONG, Warsaw; Mrs. Harvey (Nancy) BIRNELL, Fort Lewis, Wash.; Mrs. Francis (Anne) CRISPEN, R.R. 1, Rochester; four sons, Lewis N. and Mark G. [SHAMBARGER], both of Rochester, Herbert W. [SHAMBARGER], Laketon, Charles K. [SHAMBARGER], Atlanta, Ga.; twenty-nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Dan SHAMBARGER], Mexico. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Darrel TAGGERT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 29, 1973

Lewis Shambarger
Funeral services for Lewis Jerald SHAMBARGER, 602 East Ninth street, who died Thursday at his residence will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home instead of Saturday as was previously announced. The family has requested that memorials be made to the Heart Fund. Among the list of survivors not previously mentioned are six step-grandchildren.

Goldie Bowersox
Mrs. Goldie BOWERSOX, 80, Leiters Ford, died at 2:45 a.m. today in the Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac. She had been a patient one month and ill two months.
Born July 11, 1892, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of U. E. and Rosa ZOLMAN DUKES. Her marriage was Aug. 11, 1908, in Rochester to Leroy BOWERSOX. He preceded in death Sept. 11, 1968. She had lived her entire life in the Leiters Ford area and was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge at Kewanna.
Surviving are two sons, C. M. BOWERSOX, Clearwater, Fla., and Herbert M. BOWERSOX, South Bend; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. One sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. David FRETTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 30, 1973

Leona H. Overmyer
Leona H. OVERMYER, 77, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at Fairview nursing home in Plymouth at 7:05 p.m. Friday following an extended illness.
She was born July 16, 1895 in Fulton county to Charles and Eunice FERNBAUGH PICKENS. She was married to Clyde OVERMYER March 25, 1915 in Kewanna; he died in 1971. She was a member of the Zion Gospel Chapel at Kewanna and the Ladies Aid of the church.
Surviving are a so, Sanford [OVERMYER], R.R. 1, Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. Reatha HINDERLIDER, Marion, and Mrs. Imogene MILLER, Riverside, Cal.; a brother, Walter JOHNSON, Culver; a sister, Mrs. Ethel NICKELS, Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zion Gospel Chapel with the Rev. Steven BRADLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna and at the church for one hour before services.

Mabel Overmyer
Mrs. Paul (Mabel) OVERMYER, 57, died unexpectedly at her home Friday at 7 p.m. She was a former Akron resident living in West Port, Ind. Services are pending at the Bass funeral home in West Port.

Monday, July 2, 1973

Steven L. Flynn
Steven L. FLYNN, 19, R.R. 3, Rochester (Riverwood Acres), has become Fulton county's first drowning victim since Aug. 5, 1972. His body ws found by his father at 3:20 p.m. Sunday in the Tippecanoe river near the Flynn residence.
Junior D. GOOD, Fulton county coroner, said the boy drowned possibly because of a seizure of epilepsy.
The younth's father, John R. FLYNN, reported him missing at 9:30 p.m. Saturday when he telephoned the sheriff's office. The boy had been last seen by two neighbor girls at 10:30 a.m. Saurday as he was returning home from digging bait for fishing.
Searches for the boy were unsuccessful Saturday night. On Sunday, 15 to 20 persons--special deputies, Civil Defense members, firemen and Conservation officer Richard EURIT, in addition to police--searched up and down the Tippecanoe river before the body was found beneath the surface near the spot on the bank from which the boy usually fished.
The last previous drowning in Fulton county was Aug. 5, 1972 when Leo C. RUFFING, 63, R.R. 1, Argos, drowned in Zinks lake a mile south of Richland Center while fishing.
The last previous drowning in the Tippecanoe river in Fulton county was on Feb. 18, 1971 when Leroy CHRISMAN, 18, Mentone, drowned after his car went off Ind. 25, 5 1/2 miles north of Rochester.
Steven L. FLYNN was born Oct. 30, 1953 in Rochester to John R. and Ann HARDACRE FLYNN and had resided his entire life here. Surviving with the parents are a brother, Mark [FLYNN], and several aunts and uncles, including Mrs. Imogene SHEDLOCK, Mrs. Josephine McCLAIN and David and William FLYNN, all of the Rochester area. A brother, Bruce R. FLYNN, died in 1951.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lena N. Cleland
Mrs. Lena N. CLELAND, 52, South Bend, native of Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday in Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had been ill six months.
She was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Rochester. Her marriage was Feb. 28, 1939, in Rochester, to Joe CLELAND, who survives.
Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Trudie NELSON, Reseda, Cal.; two sons, Larry and Steven [CLELAND], both of Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. Keel PRICE, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. John BOCKSTANZ, Mishawaka; six grandchildren; one brother, Donald [CLELAND], LakeTahoe, Cal., and a sister, Mrs. Janet RANDOLPH, Reseda, Cal.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Everett Coalbush United Methodist church at Mishawaka. The Rev. J. Ross RITCHIE will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, north of South Bend. Friends may call at the Everett Ballard funeral home in Mishawaka from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The family has requested that memorials be made to the St. Joseph County Cancer Society.

H. Glen Chapin
Mr. H. Glen CHAPIN, 78, 920 Park street, died at 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill four weeks.
He was born Aug. 23, 1894, in Deedsville, to Frank and Emma COON CHAPIN who preceded in death. He was married Sept. 15, 1917 to Sarah E. SMITH in Peru. He retired two years ago from farming. He was a member of the First Christian church and World War I Veterans Barracks 479.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Lavon) GRADENSTETT, Macy; Mrs. Lester (Ruth) HUMMEL, Elkhart; Mrs. Garl (Edna Mae) HOPPER, Rochester, and Mrs. Murrell (Rosalee) SUTTON, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Verle (Belle) ZARTMAN, Macy; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lowell Collins
Lowell J. COLLINS, 56, 1309 Bancroft, died at 8 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted June 20. He had been seriously ill three months.
He was born Jan. 10, 1916, at Macy, to William Francis and Mary Ann STAHL COLLINS. His marriage was Oct. 19, 1942, in Fulton to Eliza Willowdean SAYGER, who survives. He was a former employee of the Rochester Metal Products company and a member of the Eagles lodge in Rochester.
Also surviving are two sons, James L. and Philip R. COLLINS, both of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Lindley (Mary Ellen) BILBY; Ruth Arlene and Debra Kay COLLINS, all of Rochester; three grandchildren, Mary Catherine and Kimberly BILBY and Heather Kay COLLINS, all of Rochester; his father, also of Rochester; two brothers, William Hugh [COLLINS], Logansport; Glen "Jerry" COLLINS, Macy; two step-brothers, Paul STAHL, Hammond, Leroy STAHL, Whiting.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Chester WALTHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 3, 1973

Alice McClurg
Miss Alice McCLURG, former Rochester resident, died Monday in the Winona hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born in Frankfort and taught in the Fulton county schools as well as schools in the Philippine Islands. She was a graduate of Rochester high school, Angola college and George Washington university in Washington, D.C. Following her teaching career, she was employed in the U.S. Treasury Department until her retirement.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. L. V. (Ruth) BROWN of Indianapolis and a brother, Fred McCLURG, of Rochester.
Final rites will be Thursday in the Broad Ripple funeral home of Flanner and Buchanan in Indianapolis. Burial will be in the Bunnell cemetery at Frankfort.

Samuel Burkett
Samuel BURKETT, who formerly owned an appliance store in the 400 block of Main street, died this morning at the Spooner, Wis., hospital. Funeral services will be Friday in Spooner.

Lynda Marie King
Final rites were conducted Sunday in Albuquerque, N.M., for Lynda Marie KING, 12-year-old daughter of David and Marilyn FENSTERMAKER KING of New Mexico, who died Thursday following a six-month illness.
Surviving with her parents are one brother, Jonathan [KING], and a sister, Mary Anna [KING]; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Esther FENSTERMAKER, of Akron, the paternal grandfather, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Wednesday, July 4, 1973

[no paper - holiday]

Thursday, July 5, 1973

Cliffird H. Thornton and
Kenneth C. Himes
A Rochester man and a former Richland township man were killed in Separate accidents on U.S. 31 Tuesday afternoon.
The victims were Clifford Hermon THORNTON, 25, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, who died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in a one-car crash on U.S. 31 Peru bypass at its junction with Business 31 (Old U.S. 31) two miles south of Peru, and Kenneth C. HIMES, 56, Lemon Grove, Cal., son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil HIMES of R.R. 1, Argos (Richland township of Fulton county), who was killed at 1:05 o'clock in a car-truck accident on U.S. 31 at Ind. 110 seven miles north of Rochester.
Thornton was in a car being driven south on the Peru bypass by Cledith STEININGER, 21, R.R. 4, Rochester. State police said Steininger swerved to his right to avoic a vehicle that entered the bypass from Business 31 and he lost control of the car on the berm. The car slid broadside into a utility pole.
Steininger suffered lacertaions and multiple body bruises. He was treated at Dukes hospital in Peru but not admitted.
Thornton was employed on the maintenance staff of the Four Seasons mobile homes park on East Fourth street at the east Rochester city limits.
He was born Feb. 14, 1948, in Fargo, N.D., and had resided in Kosciusko and Marshall counties before moving here. A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, he belonged to the First Baptist church in Warsaw and attended the Whippoorwill Community church northwest of Rochester.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Betty THORNTON, Ackley, Minn.; the father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer THORNTON, R.R. 5, Rochester; a daughter, Beverly THORNTON, Anoka, Minn.; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie RIDLON, Ackley, Minn.; two step-sisters, Mrs. Phillip (Janet) SCHOONOVER, North Manchester, and Mrs. Edward (Joyce) SCOTT, Rochester, and a step-brother, Bruce WYARD, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Kenneth C. HIMES, 56, Lemon Grove, Cal., son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil HIMES of R.R. 1, Argos (Richland township of Fulton county), who was killed at 1:05 o'clock in a car-truck accident on U.S. 31 at Ind. 110 seven miles north of Rochester.
Himes was on vacation and visiting his parents, who live about a mile east and just south of the U.S. 31-Ind. 110 intersection, when he was killed. He was driving a car west on Ind. 110 that collided with a truck that was going north on U.S. 31.
Himes, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the car and was run over by the truck. He died of a skull fracture and broken neck, according to George DEATON, Marshall county coroner.
The Marshall county sheriff's office said confusion about the traffic signal at the intersection may have led to the accident. Himes moved to Calirornia from Richland township in 1956. At the time he moved, there was no stop-and-go signal at the intersection. The sheriff's office said the light for Himes was red and the light for the truck, driven by Phil CHIZUM, 22, R.R. 1, Argos (Marshall county) had just changed from green to caution. Chizum was trying to stop his truck at the time of the accident, but a heavy rain prevented him from stopping before entering the intersection.
Himes' father was a passenger in the car but he was only slightly injured and did not require hospitalization.
Himes was born Oct. 2, 1916, at Bourbon. His marriage was to Vera HANN in 1935. She preceded in death in 1972. He was an employee of the Wilpac company at Elcagon, Cal. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Independent Order of Foresters in California.
Surviving with his parents are one sister, Mrs. Carl (Ethel) ELLISON, Stockton, Cal., and nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 7:30 p.m. today in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ralph WESTAFER will officiate. The body will be taken to the Humphrey Paradise Valley funeral home in National City, Cal. Burial will be in National City cemetery.

Salene Scott
Mrs. Salene SCOTT, 87, former Rochester resident, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Brethren home at Flora where she had resided six years. She had been ill 1 1/2 years.
Born Aug. 23, 1885, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of William and Mary Jane WOOD PALMER. Her marriage was Sept. 1, 1912, at Tiosa to Oscar M. SCOTT. He preceded in death in 1969. She had resided the majority of her life in this area and was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church. She was a graduate of Rochester Normal college and was a school teacher.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lena BUSSERT, Rochester; nieces and nephews. Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. John TURLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Edward Dusek
Edward DUSEK, 44, former North Judson resident, died Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., where he had been a resident 15 years.
Mr. Dusek was married to Mary Anna ZINK in Argos. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters; his mother, Mrs. Effie DUSEK, North Judson; one brother and two sisters.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chapel Garden funeral home in Orlando. Burial will be in Orlando.

June E. Strong
Mrs. June Evelyn STRONG, 51, R.R. 3, Rochester (Richland township), died unexpectedly at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Indian River Memorial hospital at Vero Beach, Fla.
She was born July 24, 1921 in Mishawaka to Frank and Gertrude KOHLER MEINKE. She was visiting her parents in Sebastian, Fla., at the time she became ill and was hospitalized.
She was married June 22, 1941 in the Burton community to Klea A. STRONG, who survives. She attended the Burton United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Bruce A. (Karen Sue) EMMONS, Culver; a son, Dennis K. STRONG, at home and the parents.
Last rites are set tentatively for 3 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Esther Miller
Final rites were conducted Tuesday in St. Joseph, Mich., for Mrs Esther MILLER, 41, St. Joseph, who died Sunday in that city following a two-year illness.
Mrs. Miller was the daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Elias L. MILLER, 1227 Lakeshore Drive and the daughter of Malon LONG of Plymouth.
Also surviving are her husband, Charles [MILLER]; three daughters and one son.

Friday, July 6, 1973 to Saturday, July 7, 1973

[no obits]

Monday, July 9, 1973

Donald Glenn Paxton
Donald Glenn PAXTON, 65, Bourbon, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was born Aug. 30, 1907 near Etna Green to Silas and Ollie CREIGHBAUM PAXTON and had lived in Bourbon for 12 years, moving there from Etna Green and Mentone areas. He was retired from the Orthopedic Equipment company of Bourbon. Previously, he worked 27 years at the Gatke corporation in Warsaw. He was married to Alta HEMINGER, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Larry [PAXTON], Bourbon; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Donna) DIXON, Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, Hobart [PAXTON], of near Bourbon; two sisters, Mrs. Cloice B EBER and Mrs. Cleo KROHNE, both of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death. Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the King memorial home in Mentone with Bro. James LOWRIE officiating. Burial will be in the Menton cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Lawrence E. Holland
Lawrence E. "Red" HOLLAND, 65, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 2:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He was admitted Sunday following a long illness.
He was born May 24, 1908, in Ash County, N.C., to William and Mary MORTON HOLLAND. His marriage was Aug. 13, 1932 in Kewanna to Gertrude L. McLOCHLIN, who survives. He was a retired livestock dealer and trucker and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church here.
Also surviving are his mother; five daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Jean) BRYANT, Rochester; Mrs. Wayne (Mary) ALBER, Bremen; Mrs. Byron (Margaret) THOMPSON, Warren; Mrs. Stanley (Rosalee) POLLARD, Fairfield, Cal., and Miss Linda HOLLAND, at home; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Willard HOLLAND, Statesville, N.C.
Final rites are tentatively set for 11 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph Catholic church. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Training Center or the Cancer Fund.

Fred S. Mercer
Fred S. MERCER, 85, former resident of the Green Oak community, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday in the St. Margaret's hospital in Hammond. He had resided the past two years with a son, Cecil, in Crown Point.
Born May 28, 1888, in Rochester, he was the son of Edwin C. and Clara HEFFLEY MERCER. His first marriage was to Bertha G. WILSON in 1908. She died in 1923. His second marriage was in 1925 to Joan FINLEY MAHNKE. She preceded in death in 1961. A retired farmer, he had lived most of his life in the Rochester area. He was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Edwin E. MERCER, Rochester, and Cecil MERCER, Crown Point; three daughters, Mrs. John (Clarabelle) ENGLE, Gordonville, Texas; Mrs. Charles (Julia) CLARK, Whiting; Mrs. Robert (Lois) MATHIAS, California; one step-daughter, Mrs. Dayton (Virginia) TACKETT, Warsaw; twenty-one grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Earl (Nellie) HATHAWAY, Florida. One step-daughter, Mrs. Everett (Dorothy) BUSENBURG preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. 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 Gideon Bible Fund.

Tuesday, July 10, 1973

Robyn Jean Kupke
Robyn Jean KUPKE, 16-year-old daughter of Arthur and Regina JONES KUPKE of R.R. 1, Kewanna (east side of Lake Bruce), died at 11:49 in Woodlawn hospital of injuries sustained when the car she was driving was hit by a Chesapeake and Ohio freight train at 5:04 p.m. Monday.
Miss Kupke, a senior at Kewanna high school and class secretary, suffeered chest injuries, fractured pelvis and fractured collarbone in the crash at the Ind. 14 C&O crossing, 1 1/2 miles west of Ind. 17.
Miss Kupke was driving west and the 100-car freight train was going south at an estimated 50 mph. Engineer H. R. EDWARDS, R.R. 1, Peru, and Brakeman Jerry A. BIGGS, Peru, said they saw no indication that the driver tried to stop the car before the crash.
Sheriff Homer CARR was told by he train crew that the crossing flasher lights were working and the train horn was sounding. The sheriff said there were no skid marks on the highway from the car's tires.
The train hit the right front of the car and carried it past the crossing. The transmission and front wheels of the car fell off, followed by the engine. Miss Kupke fell through a hole in the floorboards of the car into brush alongside the tracks, 170 feet from point of impact.
The remainder of the car, impaled on the front of the engine, was carried about two-thirds of a mile from the crossing before the train stopped.
Members of the train crew administered to the girl, who was conscious, and radioed from the train to the Peru C&O depot to summon state police. The sheriff's office here was contacted by telephone by a crew member.
The car was demolished; the train engine sustained $2,000 loss.
Miss Kupke is the fourth person to die of traffic accident injuries in Fulton county this year. The accident was the first fatal vehicle-train crash in the county since four persons were killed Jan. 23, 1972 at the Jefferson street crossing of the Erie Lackawanna railroad in Rochester.
The last previous fatal accident at the C&O crossing at Ind. 17 was Sept. 30, 1963 when Joseph Lee ZELLERS, 24, Winamac, was killed instantly as his car hit a freight train engine.
Miss Kupke was born July 29, 1956 in Gary and was employed at the Mar-Lo restaurant in Kewanna. At Kewanna high school she was an honor student, a member of the 1972 Kewanna Harvest Festival queen's court and a member of the cheer block. She was a member of the First Christian church of East Gary and of the Youth group at the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers at home, Michael and Dan [KUPKE]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. CORTER, Portage, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolf HEIN, Cedar Grove, Wis.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Kewanna Church of christ with the Revs. Ariel BRADY and Ron PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison garden chapel in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Darrell D. Peterson
Darrell D. PETERSON, 22-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald PETERSON, R.R. 1, Argos, drowned at 5:45 p.m. Monday in a family swimming pool at the home of his aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Merle GROSSMAN, R.R. 1, Argos.
Marshall county Coroner Dean BYERS said the child apparently wandered away from the house and was found in the backyard pool in approximately three feet of water. No one was swimming in the pool at the time.
The Grossman home is located on the same road, not far from the Peterson home.
The Petersons have resided at the Argos address one and a half years.
Darrell was born Aug. 15, 1971 at Grovertown to Ronald W. and Barbara Sue MILLER PETERSON.
Surviving with the parents are one sister, Della Sue [PETERSON], and a brother, Dale W. [PETERSON], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hargis MILLER, Knox; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burt PETERSON, Grovertown; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mila LOTTER, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Emma PETERSON, both of Hamlet.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Patrick M. Walters
Patrick M. WALTERS, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie R. WALTERS, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 4:20 p.m. Monday at his residence following a long illness.
Surviving with his parents are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marjorie NIXON; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Geneva WALTERS; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Rose CLAY; the maternal great-grandfather, W. "Ike" NIXON; the paternal great-grandfather, Guy HEISHMAN.
Graveside rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the National Foundation of the March of Dimes. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, July 11, 1973

James Lee Holt
Former Rochester resident James Lee HOLT, 35, Fort Wayne, died instantly of a broken neck at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday when the motorcucle he was driving as he was fleeing a police officer went off Ind. 14 six miles east of Rochester.
Fulton County Coroner Junior D. GOOD pronounced the man dead at the scene.
It was the second fatal traffic accident in Fulton county in two days. Miss Robyn J. KUPKE, 16, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 11:49 p.m. Monday of injuries suffered in a car-train accident at 5:04 p.m. Monday at the Chesapeake and Ohio crossing of Ind. 14, west of Rochester.
Holt was the son of Robert Taylor and Faeroe J. BARKLEY HOLT, who reside on R.R. 6, Rochester.
The sheriff's office, state police and Akron police investigated Tuesday's fatal crash, which had its beginning when Holt failed to stop for the flashing stoplight in the center of Akron.
Akron Deputy Marshal Mel JORDAN attempted to stop Holt, but he sped away, going west on Ind.14. The chase surpassed 100 mph in speed before Holt lost control of the motorcycle four miles west of Akron and it went off the north side of the highway and crashed into the fence.
Fulton county's last previous fatal accident involving a motorcycle was on Sept. 11, 1972 when William E. SAYGER, 34, R.R. 1, Athens, was killed as a car pulled in front of his motorcycle.
Mr. Hold was born July 12, 1937 in Monroeville and had lived in Monroeville and Rochester (1958-1968) before moving to Fort Wayne.
He was married April 29, 1972 in New Haven to Aileen DAGLEY, who survives.
He was an electrician for the Evard Electric company and a member of the Bethany Lutheran church in Fort Wayne. He was a member of th Moose and Eagles lodges, the Fraternal Order of Police and VFW of Rochester.
Surviving with the wife and parents are three sisters, Mrs. Loren (Nova) BARKLEY, Ossian; Mrs. James (Sharon Sue) FRASER, Monroeville, and Mrs. Mike (Rebecca) RUSH, Upland; a brother, Jerry J. HOLT, New Haven; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Huldah BARKLEY, Fort Wayne, and nephews and nieces.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Marquart funeral home in Monrieville with the Rev. S.S. URBERG officiating. Burial will be in the Monroeville Memorial cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and until time of services on Friday.

Thursday, July 12, 1973

Ernest L. Harrold
Ernest L. HARROLD, 76, Mentone, died unexpectedly at 6 p.m. Wednesday enroute to the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. Death was attributed to an apparent heart attack.
Born May 31, 1896, in Akron, he was the son of Harlan and Viola CARPENTER HARROLD. His marriage was June 21, 1919, at Rochester, to Alta HAMILTON. She survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Akron and Mentone areas all of his life. He attended the Burket United Methodist church and was a member of the Kosciusko County Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are one son, Dorris [HARROLD], of Akron; one brother, Willis [HARROLD], of Mishawaka, and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Donald POYSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, July 13, 1973

Ralph E. Keele
Ralph E. KEELE, 77, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 2:25 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He was a patient five days.
Born April 30, 1896, in Litchfield, Ill., he was the son of Edward and Nancy CHESTNUT KEELE. His marriage was Sept. 14, 1915, in St. Louis, Mo., to Mary I. HINSON. She died in 1971. A retired custodian, he had been employed at the Richland Center school and the Midwest Spring factory in Mentone. He had resided in this area 23 years, moving from Litchfield, Ill. He was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church and the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Esther) LIPE, Nakomis, Ill.; Mrs. Carl (Marilyn) WILLIAMS and Mrs. Nancy C. REED, both of Fulton; three sons, Warren [KEELE], of Kerrville, Texas; Charles [KEELE], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Donald [KEELE], of Argos; twenty -five grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Leland (Ruth) BUSBY, Litchfield, Ill.; one brother, Roy [KEELE], Nakomis, Ill. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & good funeral home. The Rev. John TURLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 14, 1973 to Monday, July 14, 1973

[no obits]

Tuesday, July 17, 1973

Clyde F. Hamilton
Clyde F. HAMILTON, 86, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth at 8:20 a.m. Sunday.
He was born Dec. 16, 1886 in Wayne county to Oscar and Sarah TUNDY HAMILTON and was married Aug. 13, 1911 in Francesville to Katie Belle PIERPONT, who preceded in death. He was a retired farmer and was once employed at the Culver Military Academy. Mr. Hamilton was a member of the Zion Gospel chapel at Kewanna.
Surviving are five daughters, Miss Patricia HAMILTON, Kewanna; Mrs. Alferatta BONNELL, Idaville; Mrs. Elsie BONNELL, Mishawaka; Mrs. Darlene FISHER, Winamac, and Mrs. Maxine SMITH, Mohave Valley, Ariz.; one brother, Omer HAMILTON, Sheboygan,Wis. A son, a daughter, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion Gospel chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Steven BRADLEY presiding. Burial will be in the Roselawn cemetery in Francesville. Friends may call at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac until noon Wednesday.

June C. McVey
Mrs. June C. McVEY, 69, Richmond, died unexpectedly at 2 a.m. Monday at her residence. She was the mother of Mrs. Morris HOWELL of Rochester.
Born June 24, 1904, she was the daughter of George and Emma CHRISTY.
Surviving are her husband, Lloyd [McVEY], three daughters, Mrs. Howell; Mrs. Edward C. WELLS, Richmond; Mrs. Marion QUINTON, Indianapolis; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Maurice and Banks CHRISTY, both of Crawfordsville; two sisters, Mrs. Esther MEEKER, Akron, O., and Mrs. Hariette WAGGONER, Whitestown, O., and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Welfer-Mills funeral home in Centerville. The Rev. Morris HOWELL of Rochester will officiate. Burial will be in the Earlham cemetery in Richmond. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Frank Markley
Frank MARKLEY, 83, retired Kewanna farmer, died Monday in Tempe, Ariz.
Born March 11, 1890, in Francesville, he was the son of Lewis Daniel and Julie WOLF MARKLEY. His marriage was Sept. 29, 1910, to Bessie [GARDNER], who survives. Mr. Markley had resided in Tempe since 1951, moving from R.R. 2, Kewanna.
Also surviving are five daughtrers, Mrs. Robert (Mary) ZEIDER, Fulton; Mrs. Leroy (Helen) WINGHAM, Mrs. Maude HILAND, Mrs. Edward (Vieve) KELSEY, Mrs. Addison (Juanita) ALBER, all of Tempe, Ariz.; one son, Lewis MARKLEY, R.R. 6, Rochester; nineteen grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren. A son, one brother, and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Carr funeral home in Tempe, Ariz. Burial will be in the Resthaven cemetery in Phoenix.

Wednesday, July 18, 1973

Martin P. Shriver
Martin Paul SHRIVER, 63, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one day.
Born Sept. 9, 1909, at Akron, he was the son of Clarence and Jessie ACHEY SHRIVER. He had spent most of his life in Fulton county and was a pipefitter by trade. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Rochester American Legion post.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Sandra) TYLER, R.R. 6, Rochester; one son, Martin P. SHRIVER, R.R. 5, Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Larry (Paulette) WOODWORTH, Sarasota, Fla.; his father, of R.R. 6, Rochester; three grandchildren, Valerie, Jayne and Joseph TYLER, all of R.R. 6, Rochester; one step-granddaughter, Kimberly BROCKEY, Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred HARPER, Akron; Miss Iva SHRIVER, Rochester; two brothers, Floyd [SHRIVER], R.R. 1, Argos, and Lloyd [SHRIVER], West Palm Beach, Fla.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday until the time of service.

Thursday, July 19, 1973

[no obits]

Friday, July 20, 1973

Charles O. Gordon
Charles O. GORDON, 56, Tippecanoe, died Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. He had been in ill health four years.
He was born Aug. 6, 1916 in Fulton county to John and Maudie HAMLETT GORDON and moved to Tippecanoe three years ago from the Warsaw area. He was a retired farmer and a former custodian at the Tippecanoe school. He attended the Tippecanoe Community church. He was married Nov. 29, 1934 to Bethel E. EILER, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joan McINTIRE, Tippecanoe; a brother, Byron [GORDON], Talma, and two grandchildren.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Revs. Warren McCUEN and Ernie WILBUR officiating. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Ora A. Stephen
Ora A. STEPHEN, 79, 319 West 10th street, died unexpectedly at 12:10 a.m. today at his residence. He had been ill two months.
Mr. Stephen was associated in business with his son, Allen [STEPHEN], as distributor for the Texaco company at its bulk plant in Rochester since 1939.
Born Feb. 9, 1894, near Portland, he was the son of Sam and Phoebe DAVIS STEPHEN. He had resided in Rochester since 1939, moving from Portland. His first marriage was to Maple WOOD. She died in 1928. His second marriage was to Madge AKER in 1932. She survives.
Mr. Stephen attended the Blaine Methodist church near Portland. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge, Rochester Eagles lodge and the Father's Auxiliary of the VFW.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Homer (Marianne) CARR, Rochester, and Miss Jane STEPHEN, Houston, Texas; six sons, Sam, William and Allen [STEPHEN], all of Rochester; George [STEPHEN], of Akron; Robert [STEPHEN], Lafayette and Roger [STEPHEN], of Kokomo; two step-sons, Eldon and Fred SHEPERD, both of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Vera STRATTON, Flora; Mrs. Nina STULTZ, Pennville; seventeen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. One daughter, a son, two great-grandchildren and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Joseph PALAT 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, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday until the time of service. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Training Center or to the Heart Fund.

Saturday, July 21, 1973

[no obits]

Monday, July 23, 1973

Roselyn J. Syler
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Roselyn J. "Rosie" SYLER, 45, R.R. 5, Rochester who died unexpectedly at 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiated. Burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos.
Mrs. Syler was born April 5, 1928 to Lester and Louise FEAR HOOKER in Argos. She lived in Argos and Plymouth before moving here in 1960.
She was married May 21, 1960 in Wabash to Tom G. SYLER, who survives.
Surviving with the husband and mother are four daughters, Mrs. Terry (Sheryl) SIMONS, R.R. 1, Rochester, Robin, Tracy and Tomi [SYLER], all at home; two step-daughters, Mrs. Phillip (Judy) GONZALES, Santa Fe, N.M., and Mrs. James (Marga) THACKER, Bourbon; two sisters, Mrs. Gene (JoAnne) SMITH, Plymouth and Mrs. John (Lou Alyce) HUGHS, Huntington; three brothers, Jerry and Michael HOOKER, Argos, and Ken HOOKER, Plymouth and five grandchildren.

Tuesday, July 24, 1973

Verona L. Epple
Mrs. Verona L. EPPLE, 66, Cromwell, died at 9 p.m. Monday at her residence. She was the mother of Mrs. Shirley FEAR of Kewanna.
She was born Oct. 20, 1906, in Hanna. Her first marriage was to Frank EPPLE, who survives. She was a member of the Cromwell Methodist church.
Also surviving with the husband and daughter are a step-son, Robert EPPLE, of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Cromwell Methodist church. Burial will be in the Sparta cemetery at Kimmell. Friends may call at the C. M. Sloan and Son funeral home in Fort Wayne from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and at the Ulery funeral home in Cromwell after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, July 25, 1973

Chloe C. Hackett
Mrs. Chloe C. HACKETT, 85, Culver, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Porter Memorial hospital in Valparaiso following 1 1/2 years of illness.
Mrs. Hackett was born May 17, 1888 in Kewanna to John and Carrie FREELS BARGER. She moved to Culver in 1941 from Gary.
She was married Aug. 20, 1910, in Rochester to Lawrence B. HACKETT. He died in 1961. Mrs. Hackett, along with her husband, operated the Hackett boat landing on Lake Maxinkuckee.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Annabelle) LOGAN, Chesterton; one son, Dr. F. D. HACKETT, Gary; one brother, Ernest A. BARGER, St. Petersburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Philip LUTZ officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Harry M. Tomlinson
Harry M. TOMLINSON, 82, 917 Monroe street, died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been ill eight months.
Born April 7, 1891, in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Lewis and Catherine MILHOUS TOMLINSON. His marriage was Sept. 1, 1912, in Kewanna, to Mildred SPARKS, who survives. Prior to his retirement five years ago, Mr. Tomlinson was employed as St. Joseph County Highway Supervisor at South Bend and also as City Street Commissioner there. He had resided in Rochester five years, moving from Lakeland, Fla. He had lived a number of years in the South Bend area. He was a member of the Epworth United Methodist church in South Bend, F&AM 79 in Rochester, Scottish Rite at South Bend, and the Murat Shrine Temple, Indianapolis.
Also surviving are two sons, Austin "Tommy" TOMLINSON, of Bunker Hill, and Harry J. [TOMLINSON], of Kalamazoo, Mich.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, One brother, Lawrence [TOMLINSON], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday and until the hour of service on Friday. The F&AM 79 will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Robert L. Cox
Robert Lloyd COX, 70, Argos, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his sister, Miss Florence COX, in Argos. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born Sept. 9, 1902, in Argos, he was the son of Robert and Margaretta BRYAN COX. His marriage was in December, 1928, to Lydia Irene GOODYEAR. She died in 1964. A retired laborer, he had resided in Argos all of his life. He was a member of the Moose lodge in Plymouth.
Surviving with his sister are one son, Olen COX, Lapaz; two step-daughters, Mrs. Donald (Mary) WALTER, South Bend, and Mrs. George (Dorothy) NOONAN, Rochester; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. One brother, Neal [COX], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Sheldon SELTZER will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Janice Sivesind
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Janice SIVESIND, 67, Decorah, Ia. Mrs. Sivesind was the former wite of he late Dr. Mark PIPER of Rochester.
Mrs. Sivesind had been director of Social Services for 29 years in Winneshiek county in Iowa. Upon her retirement this year, she was cited by Governon Robert Ray in Rcognition of her meritorious service to the state of Iowa and for personal dedication to the welfare of its citizens.
Surviving with her husband, Ernest [SIVESIND], are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Karen PIPER) DeGOWIN, Iowa City, Ia., and two grandchildren.
Final rites were conducted in Decorah and burial was in the Phelps cemetery there. A Janice Sivesind Lung Cancer Research Fund has been established in her memory.

Etta Ebersole
Mrs. John (Etta) EBERSOLE, 76, Yucaipa, Cal., died Saturday in Yucaipa.
Surviving are two sons, one of whom is Bob STOCKING, 300 West Ninth street; two daughters, and two grandchildren, Scott STOCKING, 300 West Ninth street, and Ms. Beth STOCKING SHAMBARGER, Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at the Emerson mortuary in Yucaipa Thursday at 11 a.m.

Ruth Rice
Ruth RICE, North Manchester, died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at her home.
She was born Nov. 28, 1891 in North Manchester to John W. and Flora DUNBAR WINESBURG and had lived all her life in North Manchester. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran church. She was married Marc 2, 1911 to Lozier D. RICE, who died Oct. 8, 1968.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Hazel) SHULTZ, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Phyllis) KRIEG, Bluffton; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bender funeral home at North Manchester with the Rev. Daniel HAMLIN officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, July 26, 1973

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Friday, July 27, 1973

Arthur F. Robison
Arthur F. ROBISON, 78, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne where he had been a patient two weeks.
He was born Aug. 23, 1894, in Joplin, Mo. to William and Anna ROBISON. He had resided in the Silver Lake area the last 40 years, moving there from Montana.
He was married April 3, 1922, in Miles City, Montana to Valura McINTYRE, who survives. Mr. Robison was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Bernice) HELTON, Clay City, Ky.; one son, William ROBISON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; four sisters, Stella MOTHS, Miles City, Mont. Letta MORTER, Hitchcock, S.D., Nellie NESBITH, Miles City; Susie MANN, Billings, Mont.; three brothers, Isam [ROBISON], Gilead, Ervine [ROBISON], Roann, Russell [ROBISON], Dallas Center, Iowa. One daughter and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Robert KIRKLAN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lloyd A. Paxton
Lloyd A. PAXTON, 86, R.R. 4, Winamac, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday in the Anderson nursing home in LaPorte. He had been ill several months.
Born Oct. 13, 1886, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of James and Laura ADAMS PAXTON. His marriage was to Arzerna HIGGINS in 1913. She survives. Mr. Paxton had resided in Pulaski and LaPorte counties 35 years.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Esther RUDDER; Mrs. Ray (Alta) McCARTHY and Mrs. Clarence (Helen) WILTFONG, all of LaPorte; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lula DAVIS, Akron; nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 28, 1973

[no obits]

Monday, July 30, 1973

Rev. Robert W. Sorg
The Rev. Robert W. SORG, 61, rector of the St. Anne's Catholic church in Monterey, died early today at his residence. Final arrangements are pending at the Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Tuesday, July 31, 1973

Rev. Robert W. Sorg
Final rites will be at 12 o'clock noon on Thursday in the St. Anne's Catholic church in Monterey for the Rev. Robert W. SORG, 61, Monterey, who died early Monday morning at his reisdence. Bishop Raymond J. GALLAGHER will officiate. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culve after 7 p.m. today where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The body will be taken to the Mungovan and Sons funeral home in Fort Wayne where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday. A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral of he Emmaculate Conception in Fort Wayne. Burial will follow in the Catholic cemetery there.
Father Sorg was born Aug. 14, 1911, in Fort Wayne to John H. and Anna ZIMMERMAN SORG. He graduated from Cathedral GRade school in Fort Wayne and from the St. Joseph high school and college in Rensselaer. He was ordained June 11, 1938, by Bishop John Francis NOLL. His assignments include St. Patricks in Kokomo and churches in Portland, Winchester, Alexandria, Kewanna and Monterey.
Surviving is one sister, Miss Mildred M. SORG, Fort Wayne.

Larry O. Thompson
Larry O. THOMPSON, 36, R.R. 1, Argos, died unexpectedly at 1 a.m. today at his residence. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born April 30, 1937, at Argos, he was the son of Omer and Dorothy DENNEY THOMPSON. He had lived in the Argos area all his life. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was self-employed as a blacksmith. He was a member of the Silver Dollar Saddle club and the Marshall County Broom association.
Surviving are two sons, Larry Lee and Chad Allen [THOMPSON], both at home; his parnts; three brothers, Jack and Terry [THOMPSON, both of Argos, and Gene [THOMPSON], of Columbia City.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Claire I. Carter
Mrs. Claire Irene CARTER, 79, former Rochester resident, died Monday in Columbus, Ohio.
She was born July 19, 1894, in Indianapolis. Her marriage was in 1917 to George W. CARTER. He preceded in death. She was a longtime employee of the Island Park restaurant.
Surviving are two sons, Gene CARTER of St. Louis, and Jack CARTER of Columbus, O. One son, George [CARTER], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 1, 1973

Helena Bussert
Mrs. Helena "Lena" BUSSERT, 94, former resident of West Eighth street, died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. She had been ill 12 years.
Born Sept. 13, 1878, in Tiosa, she was the daughter of William and Mary WOOD PALMER. Her marriage was to Daniel P. BUSSERT. He died in 1949. She had been a lifetime resident of the Rochester area and a member of the Grace United Methodist church and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. Everett (Norma) ROBINS, Rochester; Mrs. Leonard (Marilyn) STALDINE, South Bend; four great-grandchildre; nieces and nephews. Two sons preceded in death. Mrs. Bussert was the last survivor in a family of 13 children.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Sandhill cemetery near Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Gertrude E. Sampson
Mrs. Gertrude E. SAMPSON, 81, Peru, died at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday in the Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. She was the mother of Mrs. William MORGAN, of Rochester.
She was born April 28, 1892, in Wabash county. Her marriage was in 1910 to John SAMPSON. He preceded in death in 1941.
Also surviving with Mrs. Morgan are two daughters, Mrs. Helen WEINKE, Peru and Mrs. Melba KANDLER, of Logansport; nine grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home. The Rev. Harry E. RICHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Thursday.

Thursday, August 2, 1973

Charles C. Meyer
Charles C. "Chance" MEYER, 88, Fulton, died at 6:45 a.m. today at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Vactor CONNELL of Bourbon. He had been seriously ill eight months.
Born March 27, 1885, in Fulton, he was the son of John Henry and Catherine GREEN MEYER. His marriage was Nov. 14, 1911, in Rochester to Phyllis L. FELDER, who survives. A retired barber supply salesman, he had resided in Fulton most of his life. He operated a barber shop in Fulton 60 years, retiring in 1962. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving with his wife and daughter are two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vern ZARTMAN, Fulton; a brother, Omer MEYER, Fort Wayne. One sister and five brothers preceded in death.
Final rites are tentatively set at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fulton United Methodist church. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 3, 1973

Shirley S. Freese
Mr. Shirley S. FREESE, 79, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill one year.
Born Jan. 14, 1894, at Albion, he was the son of Henry and Mary POYSER FREESE. His marriage was Sept. 6, 1917, in Marshall county to Ruth GIBBONS, who survives. A lifetime farmer, he had spent most of his life in the Santa Anna community.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) SELLERS, Culver; Mrs. Jeanette VanSCHOIACK, Niles, Mich.; one son, Lloyd FREESE, South Bend; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alva (Pearl) SAVAGE, of Culver, and Mrs. Louis (Mabel) PRICE, South Bend; one brother, Chester [FREESE], Edwardsburg, Mich. One sister, Blanche ALDERFER preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Mark DAY will officiate. Burial will bee in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 4, 1973

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Monday, August 6, 1973

Barry Lynn Tuttle
Barry Lynn TUTTLE, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard TUTTLE, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 1:10 p.m. Sunday from injuries sustained after being struck by a car driven by his father. The accident occurred at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARRELL Sr., R.R. 2, Argos.
Marshall County Coroner Deputy Dean BYERS said the child was pronounced dead on arrival at Parkview hospital in Plymouth from internal injuries and a skull fracture.
Byers said the child was playing behind his parents' car in the driveway of his grandparents' home when he was struck as his father drove from the driveway.
Surviving with his parnts are two sisters, Rose Marie and Delores [TUTTLE], and two brothers, Richard Junior and David [TUTTLE], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARRELL, R.R. 2, Argos; the maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. J. O. HARRELL, Argos, and Mrs. Margaret BROCKUS, of Plymouth; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sarah TUTTLE, Walkerton.
Final rites will be in he Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Thomas E. DORIOT will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 7, 1973 to Wednesday, August 8, 1973

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Thursday, August 9, 1973

Earl Cox
Earl COX, 81, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kingston nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 16, 1891, a Argos, he was the son of George and Melvina WHISMAN COX. His marriage was Sept. 23, 1911, at Plymouth, to Flossie FISH. She died in 1972. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Dixon Lake area 60 years.
Surviving are one son, Raymond [COX], R.R. 4, Plymouth; two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Raymond (Nona) SHAW, Esconaba, Mich. One sister, Mrs. Lola ZEHNER, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 10, 1973

Frances Kirk
Mrs. Frances KIRK, 66, Kewanna, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac following an extended illness.
Born July 22, 1907, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ida HERSH. Her marriage was Feb. 23, 1952 to Clarence KIRK, who survives. She was a retired employee of Allis Seal Company of Chicago.
Also surviving are two sons by a previous marriage, Dennis TREIBER, Wheeling, Ill., and Theodore TREIBER, Downers Grove, Ill., two daughters, Mrs. Norma HEALER, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Geraldine DAVIS, Chicago; two brothers, Harry HERSH, and Norman HERSH, and one sister, Esther GALLER of Chicago.
Friends may call today at Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, where twilight services will be conducted at 7:30 o'clock this evening. The body will be taken to Adams Winter Field funeral home in Downers Grove, Ill., where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. Services will be there at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Clardon Hills Cemetery in Westmont, Ill.

Alice P. McElheney
Mrs. Alice P. McELHENEY, 84, Peru, died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Peru. She had been ill for 15 months.
She was born Sept. 11, 1888, in Miami county, the daughtter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph HAHN. In 1945 she married Walter McELHENEY, who preceded in death. She was a lifetime resident of Peru.
She is survived by one son by a previous marriage, Ralph FOGELSANGER, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl HEATON, Delphi, and Mrs. Melva JOHNSON, Peru; eight grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru with the Rev. John SINER officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Santa Fe cemetery in Miami county.

Saturday, August 11, 1973

[no obits]

Monday, August 13, 1973

Blanche Riha
Final rites weere conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna for Mrs. Blanche RIHA, 81, Kewanna, who died Friday in Memorial hospital in Logansport. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiated.
Following the services the body was taken to the Hitzeman funeral home in Chicago where friends may call until 10 p.m. today. Services wll be conducted to the funeral home in Chicago at 10 a.m. Tuesday with burial in the Bohemian cemetery there.
Born March 13, 1892, in Chicago, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth FREY. Her first marriage was to William M. GRAY. He preceded in death in 1916. Her second marriage was to Frank J. RIHA. He died in 1954. A retired employee of the Cory corporation at Chicago, she was member of the Cicero Bible church, the Degree of Honor of the Fraternal lodge in Chicago, Church of Christ, Kewanna, and the Welcome Neighbors EH club.
Surviving are two sons, James GRAY, Stickeny, Ill., and George RIHA, Cicero, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine ROBBINS, Logansport, and Mrs. Catherine TAYLOR, Schertz, Texas; two step-sons, Frank RIHA Jr., Berwyn, Ill., and Joseph RIHA, Lyons, Ill.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Louise MANAK, San Bernardino, Cal., and Mrs. Helen DOBOSZ, Stratford, Conn.; fourteen grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren. One son, a brother, one grandson and two great-granddaughters preceded in death.

Bessie M. Creakbaum
Mrs. Bessie M. CREAKBAUM, 85, Mentone, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She had been ill several years.
Born Jan. 18, 1888, at Disko, she was the daughter of William and Rose STOFFER KROFT. Her marriage was to Lloyd CREAKBAUM in 1906. He survives. She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Also surviving are two sons, Paul [CREAKBAUM], of Mentone, and William [CREAKBAUM], of Akron; one daughter, Mrs. Bernice SMITH, Akron; three half-brothers, Myrl ALEXANDER, Claypool; Gerney ALEXANDER, Disko; Luhr ALEXANDER, Silver Lake; twelve grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Brother P. R. JONES will officiat. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Bertha Dillman
Final rites were conducted today in North Manchester for Mrs. Bertha DILLMAN, former Rochester resident who died Saturday in a nursing home in North Manchester. Burial was in the Funk cemetery near Bippus.
Mrs. Dillman was the mother of Archie McKEE of Orlando, Fla. and Aubrey DILLMAN of North Manchester.

Gerald Feece Sr.
Gerald FEECE Sr., Leiters Ford, died Friday at 8:10 p.m. in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac. He had been a patient one month and ill for one year.
Born Feb. 12, 1903, in Fulton county, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Wesley FEECE. His first marriage was to Thelma ROBINSON in 1928. She preceded in death in 1951. His second marriage was to Eleanora THOMPSON in 1959. She survives. He was a machinist most of his life. He also worked for the Lukenbill funeral home in Leiters Ford 18 years, and operated the Lukenbill garage. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge in Leiters Ford.
Also surviving are one son, Gerald [FEECE] Jr., Leiters Ford; a step-son, Geffrey THOMPSON, Dyer; two step-daughters, Mrs. Judy HARRIER, South Bend, and Joyce PURIANGO, Salk Village, Ill.; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the United Methodist church in Leiters Ford. The Rev. Phillip LUTES will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac.

Tuesday, August 14, 1973

Frederick E. Werner
Services were held today at Winamac Presbyterian Church for Frederick E. WERNER Sr., 70, Winamac, a native of that city. The Rev. Hal THOMAS officiated. Burial was in Winamac cemetery.
Werner died at 10 p.m. Saturday at Pulaski Memorial hospital.
He was born July 2, 1903, the son of William S. and Hattie E. KLINE WERNER. he was married Jan. 21, 1934, to Olive FREEMAN, who survives.
He was a retired service station owner, and elder in Winamac Presbyterian church and a past master of Masonic Lodge 262, F&AM.
Also surviving are one son, Frederick WERNER Jr., Indianapolis; one brother, William B. WERNER, Kewanna; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth DICKENSHEETS, Winamac, and Mrs. Electa GEIST, Carmel.

Wednesday, August 15, 1973

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Thursday, August 16, 1973

Clarence E. O'Connell
Clarence E. O'CONNELL, 76, 1234 Rochester boulevard, died unexpectedly at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been admitted earlier in the day.
Born Feb. 18, 1897, in Richland township, he was the son of John and Kizzie COOPER O'CONNELL. His marriage was May 27, 1922, in Rochester, to Goldie E. BRYANT, who survives. He was a retired auto salesman, formerly employed by the Enyart Motor Sales in Rochester. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the VFW here.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George (Inabelle) TRAVER, R.R. 1, LaFontaine; Mrs. Dale (Mary Lou) DOUGLASS, Rochester, and Mrs. Joe (Sharon Sue) MORRIS, Rochester; one son, Lee O'CONNELL, Wabash; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ina CUTZ, Huntington; Mrs. Dollie ROTTMAN, Sacramento, Cal.; Mrs. Pearl DORSETT, Culver; one brother, Carl O'CONNELL, of Fowler. One sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Clifton E. WILKINSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday until the time of the service.

Ernest G. Mehrley
Ernest G. MEHRLEY, 62, 729 East 10th street, died unexpectedly at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilson Coal and Grain company on East ninth street where he had been an employee 18 years.
Born Dec. 12, 1910, at Bagnall, Mich., he was the son of Walter and Sarah THOMAS MEHRLEY. His marriage was Sept. 21, 1935, in Peru to Mildred CUNNINGHAM, who survives. he had resided in Rochester since 1929, moving from Arkansas.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) HIBBS, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Arthur (Judy) SPENCER, Rochester; Karen MEHRLEY, at home; Mrs. Robert (Imogene) WILLIAMS; Akron, one son, Ernest [MEHRLEY], R.R. 4, Plymouth; sixteen grandchildren; one brother Guy MEHRLEY, R.R. 4, Rochester. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday 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.

Larry Russell Calhoun
Larry Russell CALHOUN, day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim CALHOUN, 913 Pontiac street, died at 8:30 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend.
He was born at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital in Rochester. His mother is the former Cherri NEWMAN.
Surviving with his parents are one brother, Jimmy [CALHOUN], and a sister, Allee [CALHOUN], both at home; the maternal grandfather, Ernest NEWMAN, Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. John DOCHERTY, Davisburg, Mich.; the paternal grandfather, Ira F. CALHOUN, of Rochester.
Private graveside rites will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Donald E. MAUGHAN will officiate. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in chare of arrangements.

Freda Fetrow
Mrs. Freda FETROW, 50, Akron, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had been ill two months and a patient four weeks.
Born Dec. 7, 1922, at Logansport, she was the daughter of Carl and Maude MINNICK CROCKETT. Her marriage was Oct. 31, 1947, in Akron to Clyde FETROW. He died in 1953. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron community and was janitress of the Akron Exchange bank. She was a member o the Twelvette club.
Surviving are her parents; one son, Jack C. FETROW, of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Doug (Linda) YORK, Fort Wayne; one grandson. A sister, Phyllis [CROCKETT], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Revs. Claude FAWNS and John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 17, 1973

Amelia Prinz
Mrs. Amelia PRINZ, 86, formerly of Macy, died at 2:10 p.m. Friday at Parkview hospial, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient eight days. She had been in failing health three weeks.
Mrs. Prinz formerly resided with her son, the Rev. Chester WALTHER of the Macy Christian church.
She was born Dec. 18, 1886, at Shandon, O., and had resided the last four years in Macy, moving there from Belleview, Fla. She was married to Louis PRINZ who preceded in death in 1949. Mrs. Prinz was a member of the United Methodist church in Belleview.
Surviving, besides the son, are two grandchildren and three great-grandchildrn, nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be Monday at 1 p.m. in Foster & Good funeral home with Brother Jerry officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, August 18, 1973

[no obits]

Monday, August 20, 1973

Esther T. Singer
Mrs. Esther T. SINGER, 67, South Bend, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, in the Cardinal nursing home in South Bend. She had been ill six weeks.
Born May 2, 1906, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Frank and Susie LONG TETER. Surviving are two sons, three brothers, and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the First Christian church in South Bend. The Rev. John D. TREFZER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery where graveside rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the scholarship fund of the St. Joseph County 4-H. The Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend is in charge of arrangements.

Ross H. Bookwalter
Ross H. BOOKWALTER, 69, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in Logansport. He had been ill one week.
Born Feb. 4, 1904, in Cass county, he was the son of Harvey S. and Minnie McHENRY BOOKWALTER. His marriage was March 18, 1925, in Kokomo, to Helen F. GREEN. She survives. Mr. Bookwalter was owner and operator of the Ross Bookwalter and Son building company at Twelve Mile. He was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist church; the Masonic lodge and O.E.S. at Twelve Mile; Scottish Rite at Indianapolis, Marott Shrine at Indianapolis, and the Chapter Council and Commandry, Logansport.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lois A. MURDEN, Carmel; a son, Donald R. [BOOKWALTER], R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; six grandchildren; one brother, Floyd BOOKWALTER, Rochester. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain funeral home. The Revs. Lynn SOUGHAN and Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Lawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday where Masonic Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Edith M. Driver
Mrs. Edith M. DRIVER, 71, Akron, died at 4 a.m. Sunday in the Canterbury nursing home in Rochester. She had been ill several years.
Born Oct. 11, 1901, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of James and Eunice SHIREMAN CAMP. Her marriage was Jan. 1, 1956, to Homer DRIVER, who survives. She had spent her lifetime in the Akron area.
Also surviving are one son, Gerald SHRIVER, Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Frances) SMITH, of Florida; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Bert CAMP, R.R. 2, Akron, and Lloyd CAMP, of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn SWIHART, R.R. 1, Macy. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J.D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Barbara L. Klein
Mrs. Barbara L. KLEIN, 36, Akron, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. She had been ill seven weeks.
Born Sept. 10, 1936, in Muncie, she was the daugher of Virgil and Mabel LEICHT McDANIEL. Her marriage was in 1955 to Larry KLEIN, who survives. She had resided in Akron since 1947 and was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Marionette Missionary society.
Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Kathy [KLEIN], and two sons, Melvin and Gary [KLEIN], all at home, and her parents of Mesa, Ariz.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God. The Revs. J. D. THOMASON and Ray BRADWAY will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 4 p.m. Tuesday until noon on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Myrtle E. Eiler
Mrs. Myrtle Ella EILER, 88, former Rochester resident, died at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Meriwether nursing home in Wabash.
She was born June 4, 1885, at Sioux City, Ia. Her marriage was in 1910 to the Rev. William H. EILER at Froid, Montana. He preceded in death. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are five sons, Paul EILER, R.R. 2, Rochester; and Ora EILER, Goshen; Ralph [EILER], LaFontaine; Galen [EILER], Roann, and Dale [EILER], of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Vern (Ruth) RUFFER and Mrs. Andrew (Mae) FETHER, both of Archbold, O.; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Gideon Memorial Bibles.

Tuesday, August 21, 1973

George Weidner Jr.
Vivian Wentzel,
Alfred Liming,
Arthur Shidler and
John W. Dempsey
Four Fulton county persons returning home from work at the Bendix corporation in South Bend were killed in a five-fatality, two-car, headon collision early this morning on U.S. 31, near Lakeville.
The victims were George WEIDNER Jr., 49, R.R. 5, Rochester; Miss Vivian WENTZEL, 50, R.R. 1, Kewanna; Alfred LIMING, 51, Rochester; Arthur [SHIDLER], 33, Rochester, and John W. DEMPSEY, 72, South Bend.
Boyd [SHIDLER], 36, Akron is in critical condition in the intensive care unit of South Bend Memorial hospital.
The St. Joseph county sheriff's department stated the accident occurred at 12:25 o'clock about eight miles south of South Bend and 36 miles north of Rochester.
The car with the Fulton county residents was going south. Witnesses told officers that the Dempsey auto was going north in the southbound lane of the dual-lane highway and had narrowly missed several north bound vehicles before crashing into the Fulton county car, which was driven by Liming.
The Liming auto left 86 feet of skid marks.
All five persons apparently were killed instantly, police said.
Miss Vivian Esther WENTZEL was born April 15, 1923 in Kewanna to Peter and Amanda KOPLAND WENTZEL. Her father died in 1936; her mother survives.
Miss Wentzel, a lifetime resident of Kewanna, had been employed for the past 25 years at Bendix. She was a member of the Zion Gospel chapel in Kewanna.
Surviving besides the mother are a daughter, Sharon Dian WENTZEL, Kewanna; two sisters, Miss Mary WENTZEL, Kewanna, and Mrs. Gilbert (Betty) WELLER, Rochester; three brothers, Lester [WENTZEL], R.R. 2, Culver; Covert [WENTZEL], R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Harold [WENTZEL], Plymouth; eight nieces, and five nephews.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Stephen BRADLEY of the Zion Gospel chapel will officiate. Burial will be in he Lake Bruce cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
George WEIDNER Jr. was born March 28, 1924, in Marshall county to George and Bertha MAHLER WEIDNER, who preceded in death.
On Sept. 5, 1942, he was married in Rochester to Virginia ALBER, who survives.
He was a life residet of this area and was a farmer before becoming employed by Bendix in 1967. He served in the U.S. army in World War II and was a member of the First Brethren church in Tiosa.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Cinda) PLANK, Warsaw; one son, Garry [WEIDNER], Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Della) PONTIUS, R.R. 5, Rochester and Mrs. John (Rose) MABE, Carpentersville, Ill.; one brother, Harley [WEIDNER], 530 East 13th street; four grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John TURLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Funeral arrangements for Alfred LIMING and Arthur SHIDLER are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

William O. Romine
William O. ROMINE, 72, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 9:10 p.m. Monday in the Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill since April.
Born Sept. 18, 1900, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of John and Eliza HINKLE ROMINE. His marriage was to Anna KITTRELL. He had resided in Rochester eight years, moving from the Harrison area. He was a retired employee of the state highway department and he attended the Talma Methodist church.
Surviving with his wife are one son, William F. [ROMINE], Mobile, Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Delores) MORRISON, Palestine; and Mrs. Burl (Elizabeth) BENNETT, Kokomo; three step-sons, Therman KITTRELL, U.S. Air Forde; Winfred KITTRELL, Warsaw; Ronald KITTRELL, Golden, Colo.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Darrell (Madine) GRINDLE, Warsaw; Mrs. Fred (Linda) HURD, Las Cruces, New Mexico; two brothers, Vernon and Marvin [ROMINE], both of Mentone; one sister, Mrs. Joe (Emma) MELLOTT, Etna Green; thirty-two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Final rites are pending at the King Memorial home in Mentone.

Wednesday, August 22, 1973

William O. Romine
Final rites for William O. ROMINE, 72, R.R. 5, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Garrett PHILLIPS officiating. Burial will be in Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Romine died at 9:10 p.m. Monday in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital. He had been ill since April.

Arthur Shidler
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Arthur [SHIDLER], 33, Rochester, who was killed early Tuesday morning in a five-fatality, two-car collision on U.S. 31 near Lakeville. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Schidler was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Kewanna to Darl and Olive COCHRAN SHIDLER. His marriage was Jan. 28, 1961, in Yakima, Wash., to Henrietta L. SCHROEDER; she survives. He had been a five-year employee of the Bendix corporation in South Bend. Prior to his employment at Bendix he had worked for the McMahan Construction company. He was a member of the Church of God and had served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 through 1962.
Surviving with his wife and parents are three daughters, Tamra Lynn, Debra Ann and Katina Lynnanne [SHIDLER], all at home; a son, Arthur Lee [SHIDLER] Jr., also at home; one sister, Mrs. Ronald (Darlene) BIRD, of Chicago, and a brother, Boyd [SHIDLER], of Akron.

Alfred L. Liming
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Alfred Laverne LIMING, 51, R.R. 3, Rochester, who was killed early Tuesday morning in a five-fatality, two-car collision on U.S. 31 near Lakeville. The Rev. Raymond SKELTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here.
The American Legion Post 36 and he VFW will conduct graveside services. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Thursday where the F&AM lodge 79 will conduct memorial services at 6 p.m.
Mr. Liming was born July 21, 1922, in Star City to Leo and Emma CRAGER LIMING. His marriage was July 21, 1946, to Georgia THOMPSON, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Masonic lodge in Logansport and the Disabled Veterans organization, also Logansport.
Surviving with his wife are his mother, Mrs. Russell COLE, Delphi; one step-daughter, Mrs. Nancy HOFFMAN, Rochester, and one step-son, Earl BECK, Rochester; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren, and one brother, Harold LIMING, Logansport.

Asa C. Ludwig
Asa C. LUDWIG, 83, Argos, died at 8:08 a.m. Tuesday in the Miller nursing home in Plymouth. He had been ill six years.
He was born Sept. 29, 1889, in Wyandotte county, O., to Adolph and Mary O'BRIEN LUDWIG. His marriage was April 22, 1935 at Greenup, Ky., to Lela DEMITT WARNER. She survives. Mr. Ludwig was a retired stone mason.
Also surviving are one step-son, Harold WARNER, Argos, and one brother, Bert [LUDWIG], of Akron, O.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, August 23, 1973

Otto J. Till
Otto J. TILL, 66, Camp Shohola, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Friday. He had been ill several months.
Born June 4, 1907, in Chicago, he was the son of Otto C. and Augusta CLATT TILL, in Downers rove, Ill., to Irene Anne REBOUT, who survives. Mr. Till had resided in the Rochester area three years, moving from Chicago.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Shirley JENSEN, Hickory Hills, Ill., and Mrs. Virginia MEYERS, Itasca, Ill.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Carrie RUDNICK, Downers Grove, Ill.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Thompson funeral home in Oaklawn, Ill. Burial will be in the Oakridge cemetery in Westchester, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. on Friday. The body will be transferred from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to the Thompson home in Oaklawn.

Inez P. Reed
Mrs. Inez Pearl REED, 83, former resident of 426 Fulton avenue, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday i the Canterbury nursing home where she had been a patient three weeks. Mrs. Reed had recently resided i the home of her son, Myron [REED], at R.R. 6, Rochester.
Born, Feb. 27, 1890, in Tiosa, she was the daughter of Milo and Nettie PALMER SMITH. Her marriage was June 29, 1911, in Rochester to Alvin C. REED. He preceded in death in 1968. She was a lifetime resident of the Rochester community and was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving with her son are three grandchildren, Deborah, Michael and Robert REED, all of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.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. today.

Donald C. Whitaker
Donald C. WHITAKER, 77, R.R. 4, Rochester, was found dead at 9:52 a.m. today in his trailer home. Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD said death was due to natural causes.
Born Dec. 16, 1895, in Tallapoosa, Ga., he was the son of James H. and Olive Myrtle WHITAKER. A retired employee of the U. S. Steel corporation, he had resided here since 1961, moving from Gary. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion Post 36.
There are no survivors and at Mr. Whitaker's pre-arranged request, there will be no visitation hours or funeral rites.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth D. Kochenderfer
Final rites will be conducted in Mesa, Ariz. today for Kenneth D. KOCHENDERFER, Rochester native, who died Wednesday at his residence in Mesa.
The body will be returned to Michigan City for burial. Burial rites are pending.
Mr. Kochenderfer was the brother of Mrs. Devane FELTS and Charles KOCHENDERFER, both of Rochester.

Friday, August 24, 1973

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Saturday, August 25, 1973

Kenneth D. Kochenderfer
Services for Kenneth D. KOCHENDERFER, Rochester native who died at his home in Mesa, Ariz., Wednesday, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Carlisle funeral home in Michigan City. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Kochenderfer was the brother of Mrs. Davene FELTS and Charles KOCHENDERFER, both of Rochester.

Boyd Schidler
Boyd [SHIDLER], 36, Akron, died about 11:30 p.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries suffered in a Tuesday morning crash that killed four other Fulton county residents and a South Bend man.
The death came only hours after funeral services were conducted for Boyd's brother, Arthur [SHIDLER], 33, Rochester, one of the crash victims.
They were the sons of Darl and Olive COCHRAN SHIDLER, who reside in Kewanna.
Also killed in the crash at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. 31 near Lakeville were George WEIDNER Jr., 49, R.R. 5, Rochester; Miss Vivian WENTZEL, 50, R.R. 1, Kewanna; Alfred LIMING, 51, R.R. 3, Rochester, and John W. DEMPSEY, 72, South Bed.
The Fulton county residets were returning home from work at the Bendix corporation in South Bend. They were in a southbound car driven by Liming that was hit head-on by a northbound car driven by Dempsey that was going the wrong way on the dual-lane highway.
Sevices for Boyd Schidler are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home

Monday, August 27, 1973

Ferdie J. Zartman
Ferdie J. ZARTMAN, former Rochester and Macy resident, died Saturday in the Sanford nursing home in Sanford, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dessie ZARTMAN, two sons, and one daughter.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Gramkow funeral home in Sanford. Burial will be in the Longwood cemetery there.

Boyd Schidler
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Boyd Eugene SHIDLER, 36, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 10 p.m. Friday in Memorial hospital in South Bend from injuries suffered in an auto crash last Tuesday. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiated. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Graveside rites were conducted by the American Legion and the VFW Posts at Rochester.
Born Aug. 18, 1937, in Kewanna, he was the son of Darl and Olive COCHRAN SHIDLER of Kewana. They survive. His marriage was to Sandra K. FUCHS in July 1963 in Lakeville. He was a six-year employee of the Bendix corporation in South Bend and a member of the First Baptist church. He was a graduate of the Leiters Ford high school and served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He was a member of the VFW post at Rochester.
Surviving with his wife and parents are one daughter, Lisa, at home; a son, Daniel Eugene [SHIDLER], also at home; one sister, Mrs. Ronald (Darlene) BIRD, of Chicgo. One brother preceded in death.

Michelle Renee McQueary
Michelle Renee McQUEARY, infant daughter of John and Patricia HITTLE McQUEARY, R.R. 5, Rochester, was dead at birth at 12:57 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edward (Roberta) LEWIS, R.R. 5, Rochester; the maternal grandfather, James HITTLE, R.R. 1, Walkerton; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McQUEARY, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Brother P. R. JONES will officiate. The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, August 28, 1973

Donald C. Whitaker
Graveside rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Donald C. WHITAKER, 77, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died last Thursday in his mobile home northwest of Rochester. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate.

Wednesday, August 29, 1973

Joseph L. Evans
Joseph Lloyd EVANS, 63, Shady Rest Home, Plymouth, died Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Plymouth Parkview hospial, where he was a patient for two days.
He was born July 4, 1910 in Canada to Joseph and Mary EVANS and had resided most of his life in Fulton county.
surviving is a niece, Mrs. Shirley ELLENFELDT of Chicago.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Edna B. Graham
Mrs. Edna B. GRAHAM, 63, Culver, died unexpectedly at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth following a brief illness.
Born April 2, 1910, in Rochester, she was the daughter of George and Minnie RUSH ANDREWS. Her marriage was in June, 1929, to Elbert GRAHAM, who survives. She was a lifetime resident of the Culver community and a retired employee of the Culver State Exchange bank. She was a member of the Emanuel United Methodist church in Culver, the Culver O.E.S. and the Burr Oak Rebekah lodge.
Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Jane) SMITH, Mrs. John (Gwen) HOESEL and Mrs. William (Nancy) BAKER, all of Culver; one sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Lefa) HEETER, Culver; a brother, Thomas [ANDREWS], of Culver and nine grandchildren. One brother and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Maurice KESSLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Society.

Thursday, August 30, 1973

Guy S. Baker
Guy S. BAKER, 48, Burket, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
Born March 14, 1925, at Claypool, he was the son of Edward and Clara ULERY BAKER. His marriage was Aug. 31, 1947, at Warsaw, to Marilyn KEEFER. She survives. He was an employee of the Cargill Grain Elevator company at Mentone and had resided in the Burket and Claypool areas most of his life. He was a member o the Indiana Volunteer Firemen's association, Mentone Masonic lodge, American Legion post at Mentone. He was District Commissioner of Boy Scouts of America, and a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving with his wife and mother are one son, Edward [BAKER], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Cynthia) WARSTLER, and Mrs. Eura (Sonja) McGUIRE, both of Burket; one brother, Clifford [BAKER], also of Burket; two sisters, Mrs. Ned (Mary) IGO, Mentone, and Mrs. Wilbur (Bernice) Van CUREN, Warsaw; four grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Don POYSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The Indiana Volunteer Firemen's association will conduct memorial services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.

Carl R. Nellans
Carl R. NELLANS, 63, South Bend, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in South Bend Memorial hospital.
He had been a teacher at Lapas for the last eight years and had owned an appliance store in Plymouth for 10 years. He was born Oct. 5, 1909 in Fulton to Guy and Bertha NELLANS. He was married Aug. 21, 1934 in Fulton to Janet ZOOK, who survives.
He was a member of the All Saints United Methodist church, the Plymouth Masonic lodge and the York Rite of South Bend. He was a graduate of Bethel college.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard [NELLANS], Stevensville, Mich., and Don [NELLANS], Elmhurst, Ill.; three grandsons and two sisters, Mrs. Everett RENTSCHLER, Fulton, and Mrs. John URBIN, Kewanna.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 o'clock this evening and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Guisinger Colonial chapel, 3718 South Michigan street, South Bend. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Buisinger chapel with the Rev. Roy EATON officiating. Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery at South Bend.

Darwin A. Grossman
Darwin A. GROSSMAN, 73, R.R. 6, Elkhart, died at 5:25 a.m. today in Elkhart general hospital.
Born June 17, 1900, at Culver, he was the son of David and Pearl AGLER GROSSMAN. His marriage was to Sylvia McGREW on Oct. 13, 1934, at Knox. She survives. A retired employee of the South Bend Current Controllers corporation, he had rsided in Elkhart 31 years, moving from Culver. He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist at Elkhart.
Also surviving are one daughter, Joyce GROSSMAN, Lake Forrest, Ill.; four sons, Eugene [GROSSMAN], Grand Junction, Colo.; Roger [GROSSMAN], of Elkhart; Gary [GROSSMAN], Bristol, and Dennis [GROSSMAN], U.S. Air Force; two sisters, Dorothy GROSSMAN and Mrs. Clizbe (Thelma) KING, both of Bradenton, Fla.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Reader George RIBES will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 31, 1973

Cyrus D. Gates
Cyrus D. GATES, 25, 1208 Rochester boulevard, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Wayne.
Born Oct. 15, 1947, at Logansport, he was the son of Thomas and Marcia DILLMAN GATES.
Surviving are his father of Rochester; one brother, Ernest [GATES], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Vickie HAMMELMAN, Phoenix, Ariz.; Terry and Jenny GATES, both at home; the paternal gradmother, Mrs. Carmen GATES, Royal Center; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest DILLMAN, Winamac. His mother preceded in death.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Royal Center cemetery. The Harrison funeral home in Kewanna is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Clingenpeel
Mrs. Alice CLINGENPEEL, 87, Argos, died at 3:28 Thursday at her residence following an extended illness.
Born July 15, 1886, at Hamler, O., she was the daughter of William and Ella RICE. Her first marriage was in 1914 to Jacob CLINGENPEEL. He died in 1948. Her second marriage was to George CLINGENPEEL in 1949. He survives. She had been a resident of the Argos community eight years, moving from the Walnut community.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nellie SCHULTZ, Angola; Mrs. Marjorie HELMKE, Toledo, O., and Mrs. Louise MURPHY, Rochester; two brothers, Francis RICE of Muncie, and William RICE, Dover, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Whilemean WHITE, Muncie; several grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT 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. Saturday.

Saturday, September 1, 1973

[no obits]

Monday, September 3, 1973

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 4, 1973

Donald Swihart
Donald SWIHART, 50, R.R. 1, Akron, died unexpectedly at 12:30 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admtted 2 1/2 hours earlier. Death was attributed to an aparent heart attack.
Born Feb. 5, 1923 in Akron, he was the son of Charles A. and Vesta SMITH SWIHART. His marriage was June 12, 1954, in Jeffersonville to Bonnie May RITCHIE, who survives. He was an employee of the Bendix Abrasive company of North Manchester.
Also surviving are one son, Timothy Lee [SWIHART], at home; his mother, of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. George (Wilodean) SWOPE, Columbia City, and Mrs. Roy (Geraldine) ROHRBAUGH, of Akron; one brother, Junior SWIHART, of Akron.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral home.

Gertie K. Stone
Final rites were conducted at 1 p.m. today in Vine Grove, Ky., for Mrs. Gertie K. STONE, 84, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Elbert CUNDIFF officiated. Burial was in the Blue Ball cemetery near Vine Grove. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Born Sept. 6, 1888, in Hardin county, Ky., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore KLINGLESMITH. Her marriae was to Weber STONE, who preceded in death. Mrs. Stone had made her home during the past five years with a granddaughter, Mrs. Dennis YATES, Rochester.
Surviving with the granddaughter are a son, James T. STONE, Elizabethtown, Ky.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Edna B. Beck
Final rites were conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Miss Edna B. BECK, 64, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at her residence. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiated. Burial was in the Reichter cemetery. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Born April 3, 1909, in Richland township, she was the daughter of Valorous and Lilly OVERMYER BECK. She had lived her entire life in the Rochester community and was a member of the former Sand Hill Methodist church, and the Naomi Rebekah lodge at Richland Center. She was a retired employee of the Topps Manufacturing company in Rochester.
Surviving are her mother, of R.R. 4, Rochester, nieces and three nephews, Billy, James and Richard O'DELL, all of Rochester. A sister and her father preceded in death.

Harry Runkle
Harry RUNKLE, 87, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday in the Rochester Nursing home. He had been a patient six weeks.
Born May 18, 1886, in Miami county, he was the son of William and Barbara LANDIS RUNKLE. His marriage was to Ada FISHLEY. She died in 1967. A lifetime member of the Macy community, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Laurence (Lucille) PERSONETT, R.R. 2, Macy; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, William [RUNKLE], R.R. 1, Akron. One child, two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. George HAPNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 5, 1973 to Thursday, September 6, 1973

[no obits]

Friday, September 7, 1973

Lisa M. Conner
Seven-month-old Lisa M. CONNER, one of eight persons in one car, was killed at 3:05 p.m. Thursday in a two-car collision at Ind. 17 and County Road 100 South, 1 1/2 miles north of Kewanna. Nine other persons were injured, five of them being hospitalized.
The infant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry CONNER, R.R. 6, Rochester, was pronounced dead at the scene with severe head injuries by Coroner Junior D. GOOD.
Injured were:
--The infant's mother, Connie [CONNER], 24, in Woodlawn hospital with fractured ribs, fractured wrist and multiple lacerations.
--Kenneth C. CONNER, 2, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Conner, in Woodlawn hospital with a mild concussion.
--Larry L. CONNER, 4, another son of Mr. and Mrs.Conner, in South Bend Memorial hospital with head injuries.
--Mrs. Linda Kay PRATT, 20, R.R. 3, Rochester, in Woodlawn hospital with injuries to both knees and contusions on her left forearm.
--Mrs. Clara M. SWANGO, 35, R.R. 3, Rochester, multiple lacerations of the face; contusions on the left knee and left arm.
--Mrs. Swango's son, Steve [SWANGO], 8, in Woodlawn hospital with injuries to his hip.
--William R. CUMMINS, 32, R.R. 2, Kewanna, lacerations on the skull, injuries to head, neck and chest.
--Cummins' wife, Elizabeth [CUMMINS], 33, lacerations on the chin.
--The Cumminses' son, Robert [CUMMINS], 4, lacerations on the head, injury to the back.
Mr. and Mrs. Cummins and their son were in one car, driven by the husband, which was going north on Ind. 17. All the other persons, plus another Conner child who was not hurt, were in a car being driven west on County Road 100 by Mrs. Pratt.
Mrs. Pratt, Mrs. Swango and Mrs. Conner are sisters; they are the daughters of Mrs. Bessie CARTWRIGHT of Rochester.
The sheriff's office said that Mrs. Pratt was unable to say why she went through a stop sign and drove into the path of the Cummins auto. The left front corner of the Pratt car collided with the right front corner of the Cummins auto.
Both vehicles were listed as total losses.
State Police assisted in the investigation.
The Conner infant was the sixth person to be killed in a traffic accident this year in Fulton county. She was born Feb. 9, 1973 in Orlando, Fla., to Larry and Connie CARTWRIGHT CONNER.
Surviving with the parents, the two brothers and the maternal grandmother are the paternal grandparents, Mrs. Florence McCLOUD, R.R. 1, Macy, and Robert CONNER, Peru; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Avada GULBRANSEN, Lafayette, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Dellmus HALL officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Edward Shadle
Edward SHADLE, 83, Kewanna, died at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Miller nursing home in Plymouth.
Born Sept. 29, 1889, at Delong, he was the son of Charles W. and Maherna NEWCOMER SHADLE. He was a retired agent of the Socony Oil company at Kewanna.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Audra FRICK, Lakeville, and Mrs. Helen L. MEYERS, LaPorte; one niece; four grandchildren. Three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. James BUTLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, September 8, 1973

Otto Fletcher
Otto FLETCHER, 67, Warsaw, former resident of Akron, died this morning at 7:40 o'clock at his home after a year's illness.
Born July 9, 1906, at Royalton, Ky., he was the son of Miles and Rebecca DYER FLETCHER and had lived in Warsaw 13 years, moving from Akron. He was a retired factory worker and farmer. His marriage was Dec. 8, 1927, at Ivyton, Ky., to Elloree HOPKINS, who survives.
Mr. Fletcher was a member of the Church of Christ at Stockbridge, Mich.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Loretta) MANNS, Akron; and Mrs. Oren (Rose) NORMAN, both of Akron; one son, Herman [FLETCHER], Mission Hill, Cal.; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ransom and Nal [FLETCHER], both of Stockbridge, Mich. Preceding in death were a daughter and a grandson.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Charles FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 10, 1973

Lloyd Zehner
Lloyd ZEHNER, 83, Argos, died Sunday at 2 p.m. in Clark County Memorial hospital in Jeffersonville. He was admitted to the hospital Wednesday from Convalescet Home in New Washington after an extended illness.
Born Feb. 26, 1890, in Green township, northwest of Argos, he was the son of David and Ida SHAFER ZEHNER and had lived in Argos 30 years, moving there from Plymouth. He was a retired farmer and trucker of livestock. His marriage was Nov. 5, 1915 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Lola M. COX, who died March 6, 1968.
Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. June SHIREMAN, Inwood; two sons, Carl [ZEHNER], Plymouth; and Roy [ZEHNER], Charlestown; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-wo great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. George (Zola) TAYLOR, Plymouth; and three brothers, Earl [ZEHNER[ Argos; Loring [ZEHNER[, Plymouth, and Royal [ZEHNER[, California.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 11, 1973

Rev. C. Roy French
The Rev. C. Roy FRENCH, 59, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne of a heart attack after a two-week illness. He had been a patient one day at the hospital.
Born Aug. 22, 1914, in Kokomo, he was the son of Charley and Mamie Ellen GEARHART FRENCH and had lived in Silver Lake for 30 years, after moving from Howard county. He was pastor of Mount Pleasant United Methodist church at the time of death, and also a farmer. He was married Aug. 18, 1934 in Kokomo to Clara ATKISSON, who survives.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William (Nancy) BELL, Wabash; Mrs. Kenney (Penny) SIMCOE, Fort Wayne; three sons, the Rev. Charles R. [FRENCH] Jr., North Manchester; Kent [FRENCH], Roann, and Bennie [FRENCH], Silver Lake; fourteen grandchildren; three brothers, Woodrow and Richard [FRENCH], Silver Lake, and Edward [FRENCH], North Manchester; one sister, Mrs. William (Lauretta) EVANS, North Manchester.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist church north of Claypool with the Revs. Leroy NASH, Albert KIMBLEY and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday, and at the church one hour prior to service.

Wednesday, September 12, 1973

Arnie J. Kindig
Funeral services were conducted in Marysville, O., Tuesday for Arnie J. KINDIG, 72, R.R. 3, Marysville, a former Rochester resident who died Saturday after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Kindig was a native of Deedsville and a 1922 graduate of Rochester high school. He was a retired executive of the Jeffery company of Columbus, O., and was a farmer. He was born to Charles V. Lan ad Hattie BRYANT KINDIG June 19, 1901 and moved to Marysville 12 years ago.
He was a member of the Glenwood Methodist church, Jeffery's Forman's club, Palestine Masonic Lodge, Aladdin Temple Scottish Rite, Northwest Shrine club, the Columbus Elks lodge and the Farm Bureau.
Surviving are the wife, the former Gladys LAMBERT whom he married in 1927; a son, James [KINDIG], of Camarilla, Cal.; two brothers, Oral [KINDIG], of Rochester, and Cleon [KINDIG], of San Jose, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Doris) JONES, South Bend, and Mrs. Clarence (LaVon) , Rochester, and two grandchildren.
Burial was in Oakdale cemetery at Marysville.

Raymond J. Coughlin Jr.
Raymond John COUGHLIN Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. COUGHLIN Sr., R.R. 3, Rochester, died Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. shortly after birth in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac.
Surviving, besides the parents, are one brother, Edward [COUGHLIN], and one sister, Evelyn [COUGHLIN], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SLOWINSKI, Rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John KENNY, Arlington, Ill.
Graveside rites will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. John MANNION officiating. The Bonine funeral home at Culver is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, September 13, 1973

R. Lester McKee
R. Lester McKEE, 63, Culver, died of a heart seizure at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
He was born April 24, 1910 in Fulton county to John and Ethel RAMSEY McKEE. He was married June 25, 1931 at Rensselaer to Juanita GRAVES, who died in 1967. Co-owner of Culver Produce, he was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.
Survivors are one son, Ronald [McKEE], Culver; one daughter, Betty KENT, Wahiawa, Hawaii; four brothers, Robert and Albert [McKEE], Culver; Ralph [McKEE], Westville, and Lawrence [McKEE], Argos; one sister, Mrs. Lester (Erma) ALDERFER, Rochester, and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Earl W. SHARP officiating. Burial will be in Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, September 14, 1973 to Saturday, September 15, 1973

[no obits]

Monday, September 17, 1973

Viola H. Showley
Viola H. SHOWLEY, 59, Kewanna, died Saturday morning at Woodlawn hospital following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 1, 1914 in Bloodington [?], Mich., to John and Beatrice RUSSELL WALKER. She was married Oct. 26, 1928 to Ralph SHOWLEY, who survives. She was a member of the Prairie Grove United Brethren church.
Survivors are two sons, Donald [SHOWLEY], Rochester, and Robert [SHOWLEY], Honolulu, Hawaii; one daughter, Linda HOFF, Kewanna; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were to be this afternoon at the Harrison garden chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial was to be in [Rochester] I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Byron C. Aughinbaugh
Byron C. AUGHINBAUGH, 72, Sun City, Cal., died at 4 a.m. Sunday at the hospital in Sun City.
He was born Jan. 12, 1901 in Fulton county to Charles Clinton and Olive May KEELING AUGHINBAUGH. Besides the parents, six brothers and five sisters are deceased. He was married Dec. 24, 1972 to Mary Agnes WALLER, who survives.
Survivors other than his wife are one sister, Mrs. Art (Dorothy) FANSLER; and brothers-in-law, Marvin VANLUE, Chester OVERMYER and Art FANSLER, all of Rochester; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Walter AUGHINBAUGH, Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs. Paul AUGHINBAUGH, Miami, Florida, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hoover-Minor funeral home in Wabash, with the Rev. Jessie YOUNG officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery.

Manford Shrimplin
Manford SHRIMPLIN, a resident of Florida who formerly lived on R.R. 6, Rochester, died Tuesday night. Following cremation, the ashes were removed to Sheldon, Ill., where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday.
Among the survivors are the wife, Velma [SHRIMPLIN], and a son, Edward [SHRIMPLIN], of Chicago.

Tuesday, September 18, 1973

Ethel C. Huffman
Ethel C. HUFFMAN, 90, Grass Creek, died at Logansport Memorial hospital Monday at 9:30 a.m. after an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 2, 1882 in Ross county, Ohio, to Clinton and Hester CHESTNUT COCKERELL. She was married to Clarence W. HUFFMAN Sept. 14, 1905 in Chillicothe, O.; he died in 1957. She was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church and the Ladies Aid society of the church.
Surviving are two sons, C. Everett [HUFFMAN], Fort Wayne, and Howard [HUFFMAN], marion; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred FOUTZ, Logansport; Mrs. Merle FRANKLIN, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Pauline SCALES, Grass Creek; nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildre.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grass Creek United Methodist church with the Rev. Raleigh WALKER officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call today at the Harrison garden chapel in Kewanna and for one hour before services at the church. The family requests memorials be made to the Heart Fund or the Grass Creek United Methodist church.

Ernest Dale Hartman
Ernest Dale HARTMAN, 70, 421 Main street, died at 4:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Monday evening following a stroke. He had been in failing health for several years.
He was born Nov. 17, 1902 in Akron to Ron and Ida SHRIVER HARTMAN and spent his entire life in Fulton county. He was married April 12, 1939 in Rochester to Julia DOW, who survives. A retired farmer, he served seven years as Fourth street school crossing guard. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist church.
Survivors are the wife, one brother, Walter [HARTMAN], Jensen Beach, Fla., one foster-son, Nolan SIGLER, U.S. Army, Fairfax, Va., and three foster-gradchildren
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 19, 1973

"Joe" Van Duyne
Leroy Joe Van DUYNE, 67, R.R. 2, Rochester, died Tuesday afternoon in a Hayward, Wis. hospital shortly after admittance.
He was born Aug. 22, 1906 in Miami county to Frank and Grace SHELTON Van DUYNE and resided most of his life in the Rochester-Mount Zion area. He was married May 3, 1941 to Helen MOORE, who survives. A retired partner of the Van Duyne Block and Gravel company since 1970, he was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II with service in the Pacific theatre of war. He was a member of the Rochester American Legion post.
Surviving are the wife; four brothers, Fred and Robert [Van DUYNE], Rochester; Donald [Van DUYNE], Kewanna, and Virgil [Van DUYNE], Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Mary) ZIMMERMAN and Mrs. Harold (Mae) CRILL, Rochester, and Mrs. Adam (Kathyrn) RENTSCHLER, Fulton.
Funeral rites are tentatively set for Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funera home.

Thursday, September 20, 1973

"Joe" Van Duyne
Funeral services for Leroy Joe Van DUYNE, 67, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died Tuesday afternoon, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today.

Harry W. Ewing
Harry W. EWING, 64, 118 West Fifth street, died at his home today at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, September 21, 1973

Harry W. Ewing
Final rites for Harry Wilber EWING, 64, 118 West Fifth street, who died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in his home, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Ewing had been in ill health since May.
He was born June 2, 1909 in Fulton county to Wilber and Ella GROVES EWING and had resided all his life in this county. He was a farmer until retirement and also had been an employee of the Manitou Bar and Grill until retiring this year. He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Fern MASTER, Kewanna, and Mrs. Alvin (Chloe) JOHNSON, R.R. 6, Rochester; two nieces, and two nephews.

Raymond A. Ringler
Raymond A. RINGLER, 78, Logansport, died at 5 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport after an extended illness.
He was born June 1, 1895 in Strawn, Ill., to Gus and Rose KUNTZ RINGLER. His wife, Dessie KELLY, died Jan. 1, 1966. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church, Logansport, and was a former member of St. Ann's Catholic church at Kewanna.
Surviving are a step-son, Joe KAMLER, Brussels, Belbium; two brothers, Harold [RINGLER], Winter Park, Fla., and Frank [RINGLER], Cropsey, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Helen MYERS, Logansport, and Mrs. Myrtle MILLER, San Diego, Cal.; eight nieces and nephews; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna with Father Richard SMITH officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison garden chapel in Kewanna where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Almon N. Gerard
Almon N. GERARD, 81, Warsaw, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
He was born Nov. 6, 1891 in Pierceton to Charles and Addie PALMER GERARD. He was married Nov. 23, 1916, in Chicago to Allee B. WHITTENBERGER, who survives. Founder in 1925, of the Central Shoe Store at Warsaw, he was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Elks lodge.
Also surviving are one son, Jerry [GERARD], Warsaw, and one grandson.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hamness funeral home in Warsaw, with the Rev. Peter ECKERT officiating. Burial will be in Warsaw Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, September 22, 1973

Sylvia May Long and
Florence Ruby Long
Two elderly sisters from Macy were killed and six firemen and a policeman were injured Friday at 7:25 p.m. in a traffic smashup and explosion on U.S. 41 about five miles north of Boswell.
State police identified the dead as Miss Sylvia May LONG, 74, R.R. 2, Macy, and her sister, Miss Florence Ruby [LONG], 69, of the same address.
Troopers said a tank truck hauling muriatic acid exploded and burned after a collision with the Long car on the north-south highway about 25 miles northwest of Lafayette.
David GUIMOND, Boswell fireman, was hospitalized in serious condition with acid burns. Five other Boswell firemen and the policeman were released after first aid. The truck driver, Robert KRUGER, Danville, Ill., suffered minor injuries but was not hospitalized.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Carrie CRIPE, Mexico, and Mrs. Geneva FOUTS, R.R. 2, Macy.
Services are pending at the McCain funeral home in Denver.

Benjamin F. Moore
Benjamin F. MOORE, 81, 1139 Rochester boulevard, died this morning at 2 o'clock in the Cardinal nursing home at South Bend where he had been a patient three months.
He was born Jan. 17, 1892, near Athens, the son of John and Flora MOORE, and had resided in Rochester since 1957, coming from South Bend. His marriage was in Wiamac Aug. 16, 1919, to Blanche COMPTON, who survives. Mr. Moore was a retired employee of the Studebaker corporation, where he had worked 34 years.
He was a member of the Rochester Church of God, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. John (Jennie) REINHOLT, Winamac. Preceding in death were three sisters and three brothers.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at 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 from 7-9 p.m. Sunday and after 2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, September 24, 1973

Thelma M. Davis
Thelma M. DAVIS, 50, Denver, died at 12:05 a.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru after a three-week illness.
She was born Nov. 24, 1922 in Miami county to James and Annie FLORA STONE. She was married Nov. 24, 1956, to E. Dale DAVIS, who survives. She was a member of the Denver Brethren church.
Also surviving are two sons, Alan and Lyle [DAVIS], both at home; one sister, Leah DALE, Laketon, and one brother, Hugh A. STONE, Peru.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the MaCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Sylvia May Long and
Florence Ruby Long
Funeral services for Miss Sylvia May LONG, 74, R.R. 2, Macy, and her sister, Miss Florence Ruby LONG, 70, of the same address, who were killed Friday in a traffic crash-explosion on U.S. 41, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. The Revs. Don RITCHEY and Carl SWEET will officiate the joint services. Burial will be in Metzer cemetery in Miami County. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Miss Sylvia May LONG was born Nov. 5, 1898 in Miami county to David and Myrtle SNYDER LONG. Miss Florence Ruby LONG was born Aug. 15, 1903, and was a graduate of Manchester college. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in Fulton and Miami county schools.
Both were members of the Deedsville United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Carrie CRIPE, Mexico, and Mrs. Geneva FOUTS, R.R. 2, Macy.

Goldie L. Hinkle
Mrs. Goldie L. HINKLE, 69, Culver, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parkview hospital following a brief illness.
She was born March 11, 1904 in Pulaski county to Jonas and Viola DECKER GOOD and had lived inCulver since 1929, moving there from Hammond.
She had been employed at Culver Military Academy for many years and more recently operated Hinkle's Ideal Cleaners in Culver with her husband. They retired this year.
She attended the Jordan Baptist church southwest of Argos and was a member of the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge. She was married June 15, 1958 in Culver to Henry W. HINKLE, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Shirley CARTER, Niles, Mich.; Ernest CARTER, Culver; Marion CARTER, Rochester, and Donald CARTER, Pensacola, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Phyllis) ADAMS, Argos; a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) FLORA, Culver; a sister, Mrs. Frances MARSHALL, Danville, Ill; two brothers, Elgie GOOD, Culver, and Harley GOOD, Virginia Beach, Va.; twenty grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Arley C. MITCHAM officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where memorial services will be conducted by the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge at 7:15 p.m. today.

Loretta Gottschalk
Loretta GOTTSCHALK, 33, Lagro, daughter-in-law of former Green Oak resident Lyman GOTTSCHALK, died Sunday in Wabash county hospital.
Survivors include the husband, James [GOTTSCHALK], and three children, Edward, Lori Ann and Brian [GOTTSCHALK].
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lagro funeral home. Friends may call today.

Tuesday, September 25, 1973

Carrie Maria Jones
Carrie Maria JONES, 95, Fulton, died at 7:10 p.m. Monday at Centerbury Manor. She had been in serious health since breaking her hip Aug. 21,
She was born Aug. 24, 1878 to Henry and Maria FENIMORE McMILLEN and had lived in Fulton most of her life. She was first married in 1899 to Elmer OLIVER, who died in 1924. Her second marriae was in 1929 to Charles JONES, who died in 1938. She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church, the Willing Workers class of the church, the Fulton Order of Eastern Star and was a 72-year member of the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Deloise (Mabel) SEVERNS, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Donald (Goldys) LEAVELL, Tucson, Ariz.; five grandsons, Jack SEVERNS, R.R. 1, Rochester; Ben SEVERNS, Athens; Mitchell LEAVELL, Jackson, Miss.; Don LEAVELL, Tucson, Ariz., and David LEAVELL, Fulton; one granddaughter, Mrs. David (Betty Kay) YEAKLY, New Oxford, Pa.; fifteen great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren, and one brother, George McMILLEN, Akron. Three brothers, three sisters, one daughter and one grandson preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Howard TYNER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Raymond E. Bodey
Raymond E. BODEY, 83, Argos, died at 6 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth following a one-week heart condition illness.
He was born May 6, 1890 at Argos to Arley and Mary ROHRER BODEY and had resided all his life in the Argos community. He first was married Jan. 8, 1911 to Florence HECK, who died in 1937. He was married May 11, 1941 to Pearl MITCHELL, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Walnut church of the Brethren.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Ruth) REED, Argos; three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Jesse D. Williams
[Jesse] D. WILLIAMS, 91, Leiters Ford, died at 3 a.m. today at Centerbury Manor where he had been living for the last three years.
He was born Jan. 8, 1882 in Macy to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond WILLIAMS. He was married Feb. 22, 1924 in Chicago to Jeanette CAMPBELL, who died in 1966. He was a retired painter.
Mr. Williams was a brother-in-law of Hugh CAMPBELL, Leiters Ford.
Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Myrtle LUCKENBILL, preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Phillip LUTZ officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, September 26, 1973

Ola Master
Miss Ola MASTER, 84, 200 Main street, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Canterbury Manor where she had been a patient for two years.
She was born April 10, 1889 in Kewanna to Jonathan and Sarah LUCAS MASTER and had lived her entire life in Fulton county. She was a memer of the St. John's Lutheran church.
Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Mike (Betty) BECKER, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Services will be t 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 27, 1973

Gertrude E. Gray
Gertrude E. GRAY, 80, Akron, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for several days.
She was born Aug. 23, 1893 in Miami county to David and Catherine BOGART SUNDAY. She was married in 1913 to Richard GRAY, who died in 1927. She attended the Akron Church of God and belonged to the World War II Mothers.
Surviving are four sons, Edward, Robert, Garland "Bud" [GRAY], all of Akron, and John [GRAY], Rochester; four daughters, Kathryn BANNER, Warsaw; Mrs. Arthur (Mary) WISE, Burket; and Mrs. Allen (Lois) WOOLEY and Mrs. Wayne (Vivian) SPENCE, Akron; fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Two sons, Richard and Clifford [GRAY], preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in Denver Westlawn cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Mary A. Shadel
Mary A. [WIKE] SHADEL, 85, Leiters Ford, died at 10 a.m. today in Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Plymouth. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, September 28, 1973

Mary A. Shadel
Services for Mary A. SHADEL, 85, Leiters Ford, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leiters Ford United Methodist church with the Revs. Elmer JOHNSTON and Phillip LUTZ officiating. Burial will be in Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Mrs. Shadel died at 10 a.m. Thursday in Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Plymouth.
She was born July 24, 1888 in Stoneboro, Pa., to Silas and Annie BAXTER WIKE. She had lived in Leiters Ford the past 60 years, moving there from Mercer, Pa. She was married Jan. 21, 1914 in Mercer, Pa., to Guy A. SHADEL, who survives. She was a retired telephone operator and was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church.
Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. One son, one sister and four brothers preceded in death.

Saturday, September 29, 1973

Florence Beard
Florence BEARD, 87, Plymouth, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday at the Kingston nursing home in Plymouth after an extended illness.
She was born May 1, 1886 in Argos to Jay and Axey BOGGS GUNDER and had been a 50-year resident of Plymouth. She was married in 1912 to Roy S. BEARD, who died in 1963.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Austin (Lottie) PICKERL, Argos; one niece and two nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Monday, October 1, 1973

Ralph R. Liming
Ralph Richard LIMING, 69, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital after a short illness.
He was born Jan. 26, 1904 in Logansport to Edmond and Nettie KEIM LIMING. He moved here three years ago from Logansport. He was married Nov. 2, 1929 in Logansport to Alice F. RICHARDSON, who survives. He retired Nov. 1, 1970 as yard superintendent for the John I. Shafer Hardwood company of Logansport. He was a member of the Ninth Street Christian church, the Tipton Masonic lodge, St. John's Commandery, the Shrine club and the Elks lodge, all of Logansport, and the Murat Shrine of Indianapolis.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carol) WARNER, R.R. 1, Denver; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine CLARK, Hammond; Mrs. C. E. (Natalie) CIBOCK, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Frances COBLE, North Palm Beach, Fla.; three brothers, C. W. LIMING and Harold F. LIMING, both R.R. 1, Rochester, and J. E. LIMING, Flora, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 10 p.m. today and until services Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 2, 1973

Vern M. Dillman
Vern M. DILLMAN, 73, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 5:45 a.m. today at his home after a one-year illness.
He was born May 3, 1900 in Miami county to Henry Jacob and Emma Valetta BEBEE DILLMAN. He had lived here for 27 years, moving from Deedsville. He was married June 7, 1921, in Miami county to Dora Ellen WILSON, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Vern [DILLMAN] Jr., stationed with Air Force in Zweinbucken, Germany; nine daughters, Mrs. F. R. (Betty) RODGERS, Thorntown; Mrs. Howard (Marilyn) CRAFT, Roann; Mrs. Richard (Joan) LANDIS, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Willis (Joyce) MARBURGER, Denver; Mrs. Elmo (Letta) GOODMAN, Richardson,Tex.; Mrs. Bill (Carol) WRAY, Frankfort; Mrs. Ralph (Janet)_ GUNTER, Fulton; Mrs. Lynn (Judy) LADSON, Middlebury, and Mrs. Raymond (Karon) HOOVER, Twelve Mile; one brother, Dio A. DILLMAN, Twelve Mile; thirty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Arthur HICKS officiating. Burial will be in Ever-Rest cemetery near Logansport. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Frances E. McMahan
Frances E. (ELLIOTT) HENDRICKSON McMAHAN, 84, died Monday at the Westminster Village South Health Center in Greenwood. She had been in failing health for some time and had b ecome critically ill during the past week.
Mrs. McMahan was born March 3, 1889 in Wayne township to David and Margaret McCAUGHEY ELLIOTT, both of pioneer families of the community. She was first married in 1923 to Florance HENDRICKSON, who died in 1963. Her second marriage was to Hugh McMAHAN, who died in 1966. A former resident of Rochester and Kewanna, a year ago she moved to Westminster Village North in Indianapolis and was one of the first residents there.
She was a 1908 graduate of Rochester high school and attended Indiana State Teachers college. She taught the first grade for many years in the Rochesrter schools and also taught at Kewanna and Talma.
Mrs. McMahan was a member of the Rochester United Presbyterian church and the PresbyteriAnns and was a past matron of Order of Eastern Star 322. She also belonged to the Wayne Township Friendly club, the American Legion Auxiliary in Kewanna and the Fulton County Historical Society.
Surviving are a son and daughter of her first marriage, George D. HENDRICKSON, Kewanna, and Mrs. Charles R. (Margaret HENDRICKSON) WINELAND, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Charles and Margaret HENDRICKSON, Leslie, Charles R. Jr., Ardis, David and Jennifer WINELAND, and several cousins, including Mrs. James (Effie) MALONE, Kewanna.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mazie See
Mrs. Mazie SEE, 83, Stockton, Cal., died at 6:30 a.m. Monday in Stockton of a stroke.
Mrs. See was born Dec. 27, 1889 in Tiosa to William and Amanda SWINEHART. She was married in 1910 in Tiosa to Harry SEE, who preceded in death. She formerly had lived in Rochester for over 20 years.
Surviving are two daughters and one son; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth COPPEDGE and Miss Rena WRIGHT, both of Rochester; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services are pending.

Wednesday, October 3, 1973

Maude A. Zolman
Mrs. Maude A. ZOLMAN, 92, Mentone, died Tuesday at 3:10 p.m. in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw. She had been ill for about a year.
She was born Sept. 19, 1881 in Mentone to Thomas and Mary HARSH TOWNSEND and had resided all her life in the Mentone and Warsaw areas. She was married to Willard ZOLMAN in November of 1904; he died May 12, 1958. She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church.
Surviving are three sons, Emerson [ZOLMAN], Brooksville, Fla.; Wayne [ZOLMAN], Tippecanoe, and Carl [ZOLMAN], Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Elsie) MOCK, Floral City, Fla.; seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King memorial home with the Rev. Norman McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Arlie B. Russell
Mrs. Arlie B. RUSSELL, 85, Kewanna, died at 3:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Saturday.
Mrs. Russell was born April 26, 1888 at Linkville to Wilson V. and Dellia WINROTT CLIFFORD. She was married April 7, 1908 in Chicago to Carl L. RUSSELL, who died in 1955. A 1906 graduate of Kewanna high school, she was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, John [RUSSELL], Bethesda, Md., and James [RUSSELL], New York City; one sister, Mrs. Grace COOK, South Bend; two grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison Garden chapel at Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call aftr 2 p.m. Thursday.

Teresa Renee Kochenderfer
Teresa Renee KOCHENDERFER, five-week-old daughter of Allen and Martha KELLY KOCHENDERFER, 416 West Eighth street, died this morning at her home. She was born in this city Aug. 24, 1973.
Also surviving are a brother, Stacy [KOCHENDERFER]; paternal grandfather, Wayne KOCHENDERFER, Rochester, and maternal grandparents, Charles and Willa KELLY, Rochester.
Private graveside rites will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Arthur HICKS officiating. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, October 4, 1973

Donald E. Rogers
Donald E. ROGERS, 70, 1212 Franklin avenue, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at his home after being in failing health for the last two weeks.
Mr. Rogers was born Oct. 5, 1902 in Fulton county to Leonidas and Linnie HEIMBAUGH ROGERS. He was married Jan. 7, 1930 at LaPorte to Pauline McINTIRE, who survives. And except for 21 years, he had lived his entire life in Fulton county.
He retired in 1965 from the Recreational department at San Diego, Cal.
Surviving with the wife are one sister, Mrs. John (Louise) GRIMES, Escondido,Cal., and several nieces and nephews. The parents, one sister and four brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Joseph PALAT officiating. Burial will be in Citizen's cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Camilla M. Erp
Mrs. Camilla M. ERP, 69, South Bend, died at 8:30 a.m. today after being in ill health for six months.
Mrs. Erp was born June 1, 1904 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was married July 3, 1928 in South Bend to George ERP, who survives. She had spent most of her life in South Bend and was a member of the South Bend St. Patrick's Catholic church.
Surviving with the husband are five sons, James ERP, Talma; George K. and Paul T. [ERP], south Bend; Joseph [ERP], Seymour and David [ERP], stationed with the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp LeJuene, N.C.; six daughters, Mrs. Mary STEWART, Mrs. Betty KLINE, Mrs. Camilla BRAUNSDORF, Miss Genevieve ERP, all of South Bend; Mrs. Rose Marie GRAMS, Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Geraldine HOSSOM, Muncie, and thirty-three grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Patrick's Catholic church with the Rev. Richard KENNEDY officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at South Bend. Friends may call at the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend from 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Friday. Wake prayer service will be at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Minta Cox
Mrs. Minta COX, 87, Plymouth, died at 7:30 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after an extended illness.
Mrs. Cox was born June 24, 1886 in Center township of Marshall county to Bennett and Zelda HITE BOGGS. She was married June 26, 1904 at Plymouth to Bradford COX, who died in August, 1956. She had lived in Plymouth the past 10 years, moving from Argos. She was a charter member of he First Baptist church of Argos.
Surviving are one son, Dale B. COX, Plymouth; one granddaughter, Mrs. Sally GARBER, Peru, and one great-grandson, Brad DERRIM, Muncie. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating. Burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

John W. Grimes
Word has been received of the death in Escondido, Cal., of John W. GRIMES, a former Rochester resident who worked at the A. B. Shore clothing store here. His wife is the former Louise ROGERS, sister of the late Donald ROGERS of Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert [GRIMES], Kansas City, and three grandchildren.
Services were conducted in Escondido.

Friday, October 5, 1973

[no obits]

Saturday, October 6, 1973

F. Ada Thomas
Mrs. F. Ada THOMAS, 75, R.R. 2, Warsaw, died at 7 p.m. today in Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw after an illness of six weeks.
She was born Sept. 15, 1898 near Plymouth to Abraham and Sophia SWIHART HARLEY and had resided in the Warsaw area for 40 years. She was married Oct. 31, 1917 to Claude THOMAS, who died Feb. 25, 1945. She was a member of the Camp Creek Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are four sons, Galen [THOMAS], Warsaw; Glen [THOMAS], Atwood; Russell [THOMAS[, Etna Green, and Robert Lee [THOMAS], Warsaw; six daughters, Mrs. James (Dorothy) HEPLER, Bremen; Mrs. Forest (Gladys) CLINE, Argos; Mrs. Gerald (Helen) ROSS, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Erick (Viola) LISDAT, Warsaw; Mrs. Joseph (Ethel) DOSSEN, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Roger (Kathryn) GROSSMAN, Nappanee; three sisters, Mrs. Belle HIBBETS, Valparaiso; Mrs. Estella ROUCH, North Liberty, and Mrs. Gertrude BAUGHMAN, Walkerton; twenty-six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Norman McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant cemetery near Bourbon. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Lola E. Brown
Mrs. Lola E. BROWN, 87, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday at the Wabash county hospital in Wabash after being in failing health the last five years.
Mrs. Brown was born March 12, 1886 in Fulton county to Jacob J. and Emma GRINDLER KING. She was married March 20, 1920 to Mearle E. BROWN, who died March 15, 1960. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are three sons, Alton [BROWN], Warsaw, Roscoe [BROWN], Marina, Cal., and Robert [BROWN], Greentown; two daughters, Mrs. Lee (Ruth) BRBAKER, North Manchester; and Mrs. George (Alcie) GRIMM, Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Ferol SKIDMORE, Rochester; eighteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the DeLaughter Mortuary in North Manchester with the Rev. James OVERHOLT officiating. Burial will be in Laketon cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today.

Sandra Ann Jackson and
Wanda Renee Jackson
Last rites were held Thursday at Riverside cemetery in South Bend for Sandra Ann.and Wanda Renee JACKSON, newborn twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey JACKSON, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died Wednesday sortly after birth at Memorial hospital in South Bend.

Monday, October 8, 1973

[no obits]

Tuesday, October 9, 1973

Tom D. Dial
Tom D. DIAL, 84, Indianapolis, died Monday morning at Winona Memorial hospital in that city, where he had been a patient since suffering a stroke at his home Sept. 23.
Mr. Dial had served as a member of the board of directors of the Rochester Telephone company since 1949, having last attended a meeting here Sept. 21. He had spent his entire career with Indiana Bell Telephone company in Indianapolis, retiring as an assistant vice president in 1948.
A native of Alton, Ill., Mr. Dial was married to Meredith CARNEY of Delphi, who preceded in death. There are no immediate survivors. He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Delphi and of Highland country club at Indianapolis.
Graveside rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Delphi cemetery.

Wednesday, October 10, 1973

[no obits]

Thursday, October 11, 1973

Clara J. Kumler
Services were conducted Wednesday in the First United Methodist church at Troy, Mich., for Mrs. Byron (Clara Jane) KUMLER, 58, Troy, a native of Kewanna who died Saturday in Ford hospital at Detroit. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial cemetery at Troy.
Mrs. Kumler was born June 28, 1916 to the late Guy and Jessie LISEY URBIN.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, James [KUMLER] of Texas, and Jerry [KUMLER], of Clauson, Mich.; a daughter Jayne Ann [KUMLER], Troy; a brother, John URBIN, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Martha Ann) COOK, Kewanna; eight grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Friday, October 12, 1973

Walter Conley
Walter CONLEY, 43, R.R. 4, Rochester, died early today at his residence. Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD said death was attributed to Carbon monoxide poisoning.
Born Oct. 7, 1930, in Salyersville, Ky., he was the son of Bernie and Trinie COOPER CONLEY. His marriage was Sept. 5, 1959, in Sidney, Ind. to Marilyn COVEY. She survives. He had resided in this area 26 years, moving from Kentucky. He was an employee of the Parkway Body Shop in Rochester and a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving with his wife are one daugher, Becky [CONLEY], at home; three sons, Kent and Keith [CONLEY], both at home, and Walker [CONLEY], R.R. 6, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Dean (Bessie) ENYEART, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Vester (June) PATRICK, Valparaiso; Mrs. Melvin (Trixie) LEWIS and Mrs. Julie PICKLESIMER, both of Portsmouth, O.; eight brothers, Ross, Robert, Wheeler, Russell and Wade [CONLEY], all of Rochester; William [CONLEY], Muncie, Bernie Junior [CONLEY], Aurora, Ill., and Forrest [CONLEY], of Portsmouth, O., and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Maurice KENT 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 through the hour of service on Sunday.

Anthony Hurst
Anthony HURST, 55, New Haven, former Mentone resident, died at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne.
Surviving with his wife, Lucille [HURST], are two daughters, Mrs. Vivian KISTLER, St. Joe, Mich., and Mrs. Beverly ERDMANN, Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy FISHER and Mrs. Betty HILL, both of Fort Wayne, and one brother, H. Roger HURST, of Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McComb funeral home in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Green Lawn cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of service. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Peewee Hurst Kidney Fund.

Virgil L. Nitzschke
Virgil L. NITZSCHKE, 49, Logansport, died at 9:03 p.m. Thursday at Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Mr. Nitzschke was born May 19, 1924 in Pulaski county to Clyde and Jane DONALDSON NITZSCHKE. He was married March 12, 1947 at Kewanna to Edna L. NICKELSON, who survives. He worked in the heat treatment department at Rockwell Standard in Logansport. He was a member of the Zion United Methodist church in Lucerne and a member of the Logansport Eagles lodge.
Surviving with the wife, are three sons, Raymond and Delbert [NITZSCHKE], at home and David [NITZSCHKE], Logansport; one daughter, Mrs. Linda GIBBS, Logansport; two brothers, Howard and Major [NITZSCHKE], Noth Manchester; three sisters, Mrs. Dollie BONNELL, Culver; Mrs. Martha SCHMIDT, Chicago, and Mrs. Mary MARIANSKI, Bowling Brook, Ill. and two grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded in death. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison garden chapel at Royal Center with the Rev. David ALEXANDER officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Lucerne. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday. Eagles services will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Agnes Haimbaugh
Mrs. Agnes [HAIMBAUGH], 79, R.R. 1, Mentone, died unexpectedly at 4:35 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted earlier in the day.
Born Sept. 22, 1894, in Newcastle township, she was the daughter of James and Laura KESSLER VanDORAN. Her marriage was Feb. 22, 1911, to Mack HAIMBAUGH, who preceded in death in 1968. She was a lifetime resident of the Mentone community and a member of the First Baptist church in Mentone and the Pleasant Valley Community club.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Geraldine) HUNTER, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Albert (Donna Jean) WALTON, Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. Gerald (Maxine) YODER, Elkhart; one son, Alonzo "Buddy" HAIMBAUGH, Pinnellas Park, Fla.; twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday until the time of service on Sunday.

Eva Lena Alspach
Mrs. Eva Lena ALSPACH, 79, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Alfran nursing home in Warsaw where she had been a patient since Sept. 24.
Mrs. Alspach was born April 6, 1894 in Newcastle township to Therman and Flora CLEMANS SMITH. She had lived most of her life in Fulton county with the exception of the last six years. She was married Dec. 22, 1917 in Hillsdale, Mich., to Henry ALSPACH, who died in 1961. She attended the Church of God in Rochester and was a member of the Pleasant Valley Community club. She was a charter member of the World War II Mothers.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Joan) CLAWSON, Mentone; one son, Harold D. [ALSPACH], Berwyn Heights, Md.; one foster-daughter, Mrs. Alton (Janice) PERRY, 1222 Jackson boulevard; six grandchildren; one brother, Ralph SMITH, R.R. 4, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Glenn MERLEY, Akron,and Mrs. Kenneth (Hazel) CARTER, Van Nuys, Cal., and nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today; from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until hour of services.

Jeanette Gohn
Mrs. Jeanette GOHN, 69, 1009 Jefferson, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at the South Bend Memorial hospital of an apparent heart seizure.
Mrs. Gohn was born June 20, 1904 at Rochester to Benjamin E. and Ida May REYNOLDS NOFTSGER and had lived her entire life here. She married Raymond D. GOHN, who died in 1934. She was a retired long-time employee of Miller & Mitchell Insurance. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, the Victoria Reading circle, Rochester Woman's club, Spanish-American auxiliary and the Rochester order of Eastern Star 70.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dee (Jean) WALLACE, South Bend and Mrs. William (Rosemary) DeWITT, Lebanon; two sons, Robert L. and M. Duane [GOHN], South Bend; eight grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Elwood (Annabelle) DAULTON, South Bend. Two brothers, Frank and Charles [NOFTSGER], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grace United Methodist church with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.
The Rochester O.E.S. will conduct funeral rites at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials, other than flowers, be made to the Manitou Training Center. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, October 16, 1973

[no obits]

Wednesday, October 17, 1973

Jeanette Gohn
Services were conducted this afternoon for Mrs. Jeanette GOHN, 69, 1009 Jefferson street, who died Sunday. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge of services.

Bertha B. Neighbor
Mrs. Bertha B. NEIGHBOR, 86, 1319 Main street, died at 4:15 a.m. today at Centerbury Manor. A former school teacher, she had been an antique dealer for many years.
She was born April 2, 1887 in Parke county to David R. and Mattie BOYD and had lived in Rochester since 1923. She was married in January 1921 in Chicago to Robert E. NEIGHBOR, who died Feb. 6, 1937. Mrs. Neighbor was Fulton county's first Gold Star Mother of World War II; her son, Tom HUNT, was killed during the initial Japanese invasion of the Philippines. She was a member of the Fulton County Historical Society and the Mothers of World War II.
Surviving are a son, Robert B. NEIGHBOR, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Charles W. (Jean) KING, Anderson, and Mrs. Andrew (Catherine) LITAVECZ, Chicago; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Delyla PENRY, Hammond. A son, David R. HUNT, and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Barnes funeral home at Rockville. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and at the Barnes funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. until hour of service.

Carl W. Blackburn
Relatives here have received word of the death of Carl W. BLACKBURN, 84, Denver, Colo. Mr. Blackburn was born in Fulton county to Henry O. and Minnie BLACKBURN. He had resided in Colorado for many years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Miriam PECK, Evergreen, Colo.; a son, Howard [BLACKBURN], Lakewood, Colo.; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Blackburn's wife, the former Amy LOWE, preceded in death.
Funeral services and burial were in Denver.

Thursday, October 18, 1973

Melvin E. Robb
Pfc. Melvin E. ROBB, 19, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 5:55 p.m. Monday in Brooks Army hospital in San Antonio, Texas, from burns sustained in an army tank fire in Germany on Oct. 4.
Melvin was the son of Miles and Cordelia WILLIAMS ROBB of R.R. 2, Argos. He was born Jan. 10, 1954 at Bremen and attended Argos high school. He had resided in Argos seven years, moving from Inwood. He entered the Army in March, 1972.
Surviving with his parents are seven sisters, Mrs. Etta CRISP, Plymouth; Mrs. Herbert (Pat) DAVIDSON, Goshen; Mrs. Virgil (Dorothy) LOVE, Winterhaven, Fla.; Mrs. James (Jone) BAXTER, Bremen; Shirley, Freda and Claudia ROBB, all at home; two brothers, Anthony and Marshall [ROBB], both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mildred STOCKTON, Portageville, Mo.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary ROBB, New Carlisle.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HUENI will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Argos American Legion Post will conduct military graveside rites.

Friday, October 19, 1973

Florence M. Rupley
Mrs. Florence M. RUPLEY, 58, 613 Jefferson street, died at 2:04 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient 18 days.
Born Sept. 20, 1915, in Burton community, she was the daughter of Ross and Carrie OVERMYER MOORE. A retired schoolteacher, she had resided her entire life in this community, with the exception of four years spent in California. Her marriage was May 9, 1946, to Carl RUPLEY. He died in 1959. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Anne) RUBIO, San Gabriel, Cal.; one son, Ross RUPLEY, Fort Ord, Cal.; two grandchildren; her mother, of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Gail) PLETCHER, R.R. 2, Elkhart; Mrs. Robert (Vivian) RENFRO, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Helen KLINGENBER, Rochester; one brother, Robert Harold MOORE, Miami, Fla. Her father and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday 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.

Peggy Barr Freitag
Mrs. Albert (Peggy BARR) FREITAG, 77, a former Rochester resident who once was commander of the Indiana Department of the American Legion Auxiliary, died Thursday in Good Samaritan hospital at Vincennes.
At the time she lived in Rochester, her husband, Maurice BARR, was with Public Service company.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the McClure funeral home at Bicknell and burial will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Mount Hope cemetery in Huntington. Friends may call after 7 p.m. at the Merckx funeral home in Huntington.

Saturday, October 20, 1973

Arthur E. Wentzel
Arthur E. WENTZEL, 74, Delphi, died Friday at the Delphi nursing home.
Mr. Wentzel was born Feb. 4, 1899 and was a former resident of Kewanna.
Surviving are the wife, Iva [WENTZEL]; five sons, Richard [WENTZEL], Louisville, Ky.; Norman [WENTZEL], R.R. 6, Rochester; Allen [WENTZEL], Phoenix, Ariz.; Leonard [WENTZEL], South Bend; Wayne [WENTZEL], Champaign, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Rose CLARK, Lafayette; eighteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Lloyds funeral home in Delphi. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Monday, October 22, 1973

Elvin P. Tridle
Elvin P. TRIDLE, 93, Akron, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital of complications from a fall. He had been ill four months and had been living with his daughter, Mrs. Fred (Blanche) [WALGAMUTH].
Mr. Tridle was born Dec. 29, 1879 near Sidney to George and Sarah ULREY TRIDLE. He was married March 31, 1900 to Ella ULREY, who died in 1965. He had lived in Akron 29 years, moving from Sidney. Until his retirement 30 years ago, he was owner and operator of a hardware and grocery store in Sidney for 40 years. He was a member and deacon of Spring Creek church of the Brethren at Sidney.
Surviving with the daughter are two grandsons, Dr. Arden [WALGAMUTH], North Webster, and Terry [WALGAMUTH], Akron; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Lizzie ROSS, North Manchester; one brother, Glenn TRIDLE, Sidney and nieces and nephews. A sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Eel River Church of the Brethren five miles east of Silver Lake with the Rev. Charles ZUNKLE officiating. Burial will be in Eel River cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The body will lie in state at the church one-half hour prior to service.

Edgar Hopper
Services were conducted this afternoon for Edgar HOPPER, 76, R.R. 2, Walton, who died at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Chase Manor nursing home in Logansport. He was a brother of Goldie RENTSCHLER and Harry HOPPER, both of Rochester, and Hazel CHAPIN, Macy.
Mr. Hopper was born July 14, 1897 in Cass county to William and Elizabeth SAGER HOPPER.
Surviving are four daughters, two sons, four sisters, two brothers, three step-sons, five step-daughters, seventeen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, twenty-four step-great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Onward cemetery. The Marocco funeral chapel was in charge of services.

Charles R. Raymer
Charles R. RAYMER, 86, former resident of 1005 Monroe street, died at 2 a.m. today in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. He had been a patient two years.
Born July 10, 1887 in Winamac, he was the son of John and Clarissa HICKLE RAYMER. He had resided most of his life in Akron and Rochester. He was a member of the Rochester Moose and Eagles lodges. He also was a member of the First Christian church here.
Surviving are one son, Charles RAYMER Jr., Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Kathleen) WERTZBERGER and Mrs. Elliott (Belle) BAILEY, both of Rochester; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. One brother and a half-sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 23, 1973

Truman V. Neher
Truman V. NEHER, 77, Leiters Ford, died at 7 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been a patient since Oct. 6. He was born Jan. 17, 1896, in Delphi to John and Elizabeth MOORE NEHER. His marriage was Dec. 23, 1939, in Valparaiso to Ada M. WALES. She survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Leiters Ford area 13 years, moving from Rochester. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Truman Junior [NEHER], Culver; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Betty Lou) LEAVENWORTH, Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Michael (Janie Sue) McGOWEN, Terre Haute; three grandchildren; one brother, Herman NEHER, Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Pearl BRUBAKER, Logansport. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Assembly of God church in Rochester. The Rev. Clifton WILKINS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Lawrence A. Gagnon
Lawrence A. GAGNON, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died early today in Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. Final arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, October 24, 1973

Lawrence A. Gagnon
Lawrence A. GAGNON, 58, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient for one day. He had been ill for seven years and had become critical the past three weeks.
Mr. Gagnon was born Dec. 5, 1914 at New Waverly to Edward and Armin BLAIR GAGNON. He was married Feb. 22, 1936 in Akron to Ruth WILLIAMS, who survives. He lived most of his life in the Akron-Silver Lake areas. He was a farmer and was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Morris (Jeannine) HACKWORTH, Des Moines, Ia., and Mrs. Larry (Nancy) RHODES, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Loretta HANCOCK, Akron; seven brothers, Walter [GAGNON], North Manchester; O'Neal, Rosewell and Orville [GAGNON], all of Akron; Arthur [GAGNON], Claypool, Russell [GAGNON], South Whitley; Blair [GAGNON], New Haven. A son, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. George CONSTANCE officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. today until noon Thursday and at the church for one hour prior to service.

Thursday, October 25, 1973

Anna Herbster
Local friends have received word of the death of Anna HERBSTER, 87, in Detroit, Mich., where she had made her home in recent years.
She was born Nov. 22, 1885 in Pennsylvania to David and Laura MATTERN. On Sept. 21, 1911 in Troxelville, Pa., she married J. Albert HERBSTER, who died in 1956. They resided for many years in Rochester where Mr. Herbster was a partner of the H. & H. Lumber & Goal company (now the Fulton County Lumber company).
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Charles H. (Madelyn) DeGRAW, Detroit; a son, Luther A. HERBSTER, Glendale, Cal.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to attend the memorial rites conducted by the Rev. Allen JUMP at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Rochester First United Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Herbsgter was a member. A private interment was in the family plot at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur L. Parker
Arthur L. PARKER, 83, Tucson, Ariz., died Tuesday in Tucson after an extended illness.
Mr. Parker was born June 15, 1890 at Culver to Frank and Ida RECTOR PARKER. He moved to Tucson three years ago from Chicago, where he had lived 40 years.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy KAFFENBERGER, Tucson, eight grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services were at 2:30 p.m. today at Arizona Mortuary in Tucson. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Grove cemetery with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, October 26, 1973

Forrest Gray
Forrest GRAY, 81, Fort Wayne, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lawton nursing home in Fort Wayne after an extended illness.
Mr. Gray was born June 23, 1892 at Argos to Joseph and Nora GRAY. He was married in 1916 to Edna Ruth HALL, who died in 1946. He was a long-time resident of the Argos community and had been a blacksmith in Argos. He had been a resident of Fort Wayne since 1969, moving there from Phoenix, Ariz. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Irene) ELWELL, Phoenix, and a brother, Bert GRAY of California.
Full military services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the I.O.OF. cemetery in Rochester with Robert ELEY, Chaplain of the American Legion Post of Argos, officiating. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7-9 p.m. today.

Saturday, October 27, 1973

Claude F. Gates
Claude F. GATES, 80, Mentone, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Miller Merry Manor Nursing home at Warsaw after an illness of three years. He had been in the nursing home about a week.
Mr. Gates was born March 6, 1893 at Warsaw to Artemus and Clara EATON GATES. He was married in 1943 to Pearl ULCH, who died in 1970. He was a retired gas bulk delivery man for the Northern Indiana Co-Op at Mentone. Mr. Gates was a member of the First Baptist church at Mentone.
Surviving are one son, James [GATES], Mentone; one step-daughter, Mrs. Beulah BERLIN, Warsaw; two brothers, Paul [GATES], Los Angeles, Cal., and Dewitt "Dude" [GATES], Bend, ore.; one sister, Mrs. Wanda RITE, Los Angeles and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the King Memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Norman E. McVEY officiating. Burial will be in Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Alice I. Howdeshell
Alice I. HOWDESHELL, 83, Peru, died unexpectedly at 10 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Howdeshell was born Aug. 6, 1890 in Miami county to George and Jane ELLIOTT BONNEY. She was first married Sept. 23, 1906 in Miami county to Jacob Earl PERSONNETT, who died May 15, 1959. She was married in June, 1960 to Everet SMITH, who died Dec. 1961. She was married to Champ HOWDESHELL, who survives. She was a member of the Corinth Brethren church.
Surviving with the husband are two children, Mrs. Lois J. GLASS, Elizabethtown, and Lawrence I. PERSONNETT, Macy; one sister, Mrs. B.G. PERSONNETT, Mexico; ten grandchildren, and twenty-six great-grandchildren. One sister, one brother and one great-grandchild preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain funeral home with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, October 29, 1973

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Tuesday, October 30, 1973

Daniel A. Burkett
Daniel A. BURKETT, 74, Argos, died at 4 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a five-week illness.
Mr. Burkett was born March 11, 1899 in Fulton county southeast of Culver to Henry and Carherine CROMLEY BURKETT. He was married Feb. 28, 1922 at Argos to Eva MYERS, who survives. He had been a resident of Argos 40 years, moving there from Culver. He was a 40-year businessman in the Argos community, having retired a few years ago due to health. He was retired owner and operator of D.A. Burkett and Son Sinclair service station in Argos and formerly was in business with his brother Walter of Burkett Brothers Chevrolet company. He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and was past president of the Argos Town Board. Mr. Burkett was for many years a member of the Argos fire department.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Erma) WALTERS, Akron; a son, Devon [BURKETT[, Argos; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clara MILLER, Osceola, and Mrs. Guy (Vesta) MECHLING, Argos. A brother, Walter [BURKETT], and two sisters, Cora and Jessie [BURKETT], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 31, 1973 to Thursday, November 1, 1973

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Friday, November 2, 1973

Jeanette Conner
Jeanette CONNER, 49, Peru, died at 8:30 a.m.Wednesday at St. Elizabeth hospital at Lafayette after an 18-month illness.
Mrs. Conner was born March 1, 1924 at Bunker Hill to Claude Robertson and Thelma SHILLING GRIFFIN, who survive. She ws married in 1950 ato Howard CONNER, who died in 1971. She was a medical technologist at Logansport state hospital.
Surviving with the mother and father are two sons, Jerry HERRELL, Peru, and John HERRELL, Ledyard, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Jerry SMITH, Lafayette, and a grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Robert MELLING officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home today.

Esther McCoige
Mrs. Esther McCOIGE, 63, Argos, died at 5 p.m. Thursday in Plymouth Parkview hospital after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 12, 1909 in Argos to George and Phoebe MARSHMAN POWERS and had resided all her life in Argos. She was married to William Clyde McCOIGE June 12, 1932 in Argos; he died Oct. 15, 1970. She was a member of the Argos First Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) HUNDT, Plymouth; Mrs. Tony (Susie) DENNEY and Miss Marjorie McCOIGE, both of Argos; three sons, William [McCOIGE], Argos; James [McCOIGE], Plymouth, and Bruce [McCOIGE], Pekin, Ill.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Luella ABAIR, Plymouth, and Mrs. Florence PRICE, Rochester; two brothers, John [POWERS], Plymouth, and Charley [POWERS], Rochester. Two children preceded in death.
Funeral services will b e at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 3, 1973

James Z. Horban
James Z. HORBAN, 80, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 3 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient 3 1/2 weeks. He had been in failing health since February.
He was born March 11, 1893, in Kovno, Lithuania, to Julian and Sophia HORBAN and came to the United States in 1915. He had lived here for 20 years, moving from Norwood Park, Ill. He was married May 28, 1919 in Chicago to Helen STRZYZEWSKI, who survives. Mr. Horban was a retired machinist and a member of St. Joseph Catholic church. He was a World War I veteran.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Gerald [HORBAN], Miami, Fla., and Robert [HORBAN], R.R. 3, Rochestr; ten grandchildren, and a great-grandson. The parents, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday.

Paul F. Hoon
Paul F. HOON, 65, R.R. 1, Macy (South Mud Lake), was found dead at his home by Sheriff Homer CARR Friday about 12:30 p.m. Coroner Junior GOOD said Mr. Hoon apparently died of natural causes Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Neighbors called the sheriff when it was noticed Mr. Hoon had not picked up his mail for several days.
He was born Jan. 21, 1908 and moved to South Mud Lake from Peru 15 years ago. He was married Sept. 25, 1954 in Peru to Maude WAYMIRE, who died March 31, 1972. He was a retired employee of the C&O railroad. He was a member of the Peru Moose lodge.
Surviving are several nephews, including Steve PERKINS of Kewanna and Robert WITHAM of Royal Center.
Arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Monday, November 5, 1973

Orton P. Zent
Orton P. ZENT, 60, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 3 a.m. today in the LaPorte hospital where he had been a patient nine days. He was ill nine months.
Born May 10, 1913, in Kosciusko couny near Mentone, he was the son of Lloyd and Blanche AMES ZENT. His marriage was March 17, 1935, in Rochester to Clarabelle HUNTER. She survives. A farmer, Mr. Zent had resided most of his life in the Mentone and Rochester areas. He was an employee of the Charles Fear and Son Implement company. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Rochester and the F&AM 79 of Rochester.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Carol) LANGE, R.R. 1, LaPorte; two sons, Ronnie [ZENT], Rochester, and Michael [ZENT], at home; six grandsons; one brother, Robert E. [ZENT], of Mentone.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN 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 79 will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Society.

Paul F. Hoon
Graveside rites were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton cemetery for Paul F. HOON, R.R. 1, Macy, who was found dead at his residence Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Stephen SCHRADER officiated. The Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton was in charge of arrangements.

Henry D. Kindig
Henry DeLoy KINDIG, 60, Mishawaka, died at 9:35 a.m. Saturday at his residence.
He was born April 8,1913 in Marshall county. His marriage was to Mary MATHEWS in May, 1935. She survives. He was an employee of the Home Heating company of Mishawaka. Mr. Kindig was a member of the Moose lodge at Rochester and the River Park Business Men's Bowling league in Mishawaka.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Janet LeMERE, Mishawaka; Mrs. Nancy LISEK, Charleston, S.C.; Mrs. Linda SIMS, Mishawaka; two sons, Jack [KINDIG], of Mishawaka, and Lynn [KINDIG], South Bend; sixteen grandchildren; one brother, Roy KINDIG, Orlando, Fla.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Church of God in Mishawaka. The Rev. Darell G. SOVINE will officiate. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at Osceola. Friends may call at the Hollis funeral home in South Bend from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Gladys Stauffer
Mrs. Gladys STAUFFER, 78, Mishawaka, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial hospital at South Bend.
She was born June 27, 1895, in Tiosa, Ind. Her marriage was Nov. 1, 1913, to C. O. STAUFFER in Rochester. He preceded in death in 1964. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in South Bend.
Surviving are one son, J. W. STAUFFER of Indianapolis, and three grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hollis funeral home in South Bend. The Rev. Jerry PEEPER will officiate. Burial will be in the Sandhill cemetery near Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lela J. Clark
Mrs. Lela J. CLARK, 78, Kewanna,died at 2:30 a.m. today at the Canterbury Manor Nursing home. She had resided there since 1961.
Mrs. Clark was born Nov. 28, 1894 near Kewanna to John E. and Mathilda GARMAN OVERMYER. She was married in 1917 at Lake Bruce to Ora R. CLARK, who died in 1950. He was a former sheriff of Fulton county. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Helen BARCO, Winamac; two sons, Robert [CLARK], Chelmsford, Mass., and Donald [CLARK], Valparaiso, and six grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with he Rev. James BUTLER officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 6, 1973

Lela J. Clark
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna for Mrs. Lela J. CLARK, Kewanna, who died Monday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. Burial will be in Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ethel Ogden
Mrs. Ethel OGDEN, 81, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 10:35 a.m. Monday in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born Nov. 9, 1891, in Nauvoo, Ind., she was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah MORGAN BRODGON. Her marriage was May 5, 1908, to Jasper A. I. OGDEN. He preceded in death in October, 1960. She was a former employee of the Ball Band company in Mishawaka.
Surviving are one son, Fred [OGDEN], of Logansport; three grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday 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 after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Walter R. Morgan
Walter Ray MORGAN, 20, Metairie, La., former Argos resident, was killed at 10 p.m. Sunday in an automobile crash near Bunkie, La.
Mrs. Morgan was born June 11, 1953 in Kirksville, Mo. He had resided in Argos one year, moving recently to Metairie. He was a Vietnam war veteran and had been employed by the United Foam company of Bremen when he had lived in Argos.
Among the survivors are a sister, Mrs. Joe (Shirley) HAWKINS, of Argos, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ray (Laura) BOWEN, Argos.
Final rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the St. Michaels Catholic church in Plymouth. Father Thomas E. DORIOTT will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery where the Argos American Legion Post will conduct military rites. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Wednesday where The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

Barney Enyart
Barney ENYART, 72, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 8 a.m. Monday at his residence.
Born Nov. 10, 1900, in Winamac, he was the son of Ervin S. and Myrtle P. ANDERSON ENYART. His marriage was Feb. 26, 1921, in Rochester to Naomi LEASURE. She survives. A retired welder, he was a former owner of a machine shop in Kewanna. He was a member of the Kewanna Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite in South Bend and York Shrine in Hammond.
Also surviving are one son, Dean [ENYART], R.R. 3, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia McFARLAND, R.R. 2, Akron; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday 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 where the Masonic lodge will conduct graveside services. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 7, 1973

[no obits]

Thursday, November 8, 1973

Blanche Fred
Blanche FRED, 80, Fulton, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital after being seriously ill since she was admitted Saturday.
Mrs. Fred was born April 8, 1893 in Fulton county To LeRoy and Martha CONN MARTIN. She was married June 2, 1915 in Fulton to Claude C. FRED, who died Dec. 28,1969. She was a lifetime resident of the Fulton community. Mrs. Fred was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Lavon FRED, R.R. 6, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Aline) FRIEDRICH, R.R. 2, Kewanna; three grandsons, William, Philip and David FRED, R.R. 6, Rochester. A sister, Ethel BISH, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Howard TYNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday.

Laine M. Kellams
Laine M. KELLAMS, 69, Culver, died at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill two years.
Born Jan. 6, 1904, at Ireland, Ind., he was the son of George and Naomi ALEXANDER KELLAMS. A retired employee of the Bridgeport Brass company of Indianapolis, he had resided in the Aubbeenaubbee township area six years, moving from Indianapolis.
Surviving are one son, Howard KELLAMS, Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Olga DIXON, Culver; two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Maurice KESSLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Shiloh cemetery. Graveside rites will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and after 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, November 9, 1973

Hazel L. Walters
Hazel L. WALTERS, 78, Mentone, died at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw after being ill the last several years.
Mrs. Walters was born March 20, 1895 in Fulton county to Harrison and Margaret DILLIE CLYMER. She was first married to Clarence POWERS, who died in 1918. She was married in 1919 to Alonzo WALTERS, who died in 1965. Mrs. Walters' mother was a direct descendant of Zachary TAYLOR and also Daniel BOONE. An ancestor of her father, George CLYMER, was a delegate from Pennsylvania who signed the Declaration of Independence. Mrs. Walters was a resident of the Talma and Mentone areas most of her life. She was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Ruth) DAVIS and Mrs. Ed (Margaret) SOUTHER, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Clifford (Cleo) KELLY, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a step-son, Harold WALTERS, Mentone; ten grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist church in Mentone with the Rev. Norman E. McVAY officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the King Memorial home in Mentone and after noon Monday at the church.

William Ware
William WARE, 72, R.R. 4, Rochester (Aubbeenaubbee township), died at 7:55 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where he had been a patient the last three weeks.
The body was taken to the Bonine funeral home in Culver where funeral arrangements are pending.

Paul F. Wagoner Sr.
Paul F. WAGONER, 75, Argos, died at 8:30 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Grossman funeral home at Argos.

Jane H. Reed
Mrs. Jane Hildred REED, 78, formerly of 808 1/2 Main street, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at Mercy hospital in Toledo, O. Mrs. Reed had been living the past year with her son, Richard YOUNG, in Sylvania, O.
Mrs. Reed was born Feb. 12, 1895 in Rochester. She was married to Fank REED, who preceded in death. She was a life-long resident of Rochester, with the exception of the last year. Mrs. Reed was a member of the Rochester American Legion auxiliary.
Surviving with the son is a brother, Edwin PERSCHBACHER, Huntington.
There will be services at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Reeb funeral home in Sylvania. Funeral services here will be at 10 a.m. tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father Harold WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, Novemger 10, 1973

Paul F. Wagoner Sr.
Paul F. WAGONER Sr., 75, Argos, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview hospital after an extended illness.
He was born May 17, 1898 in Leiters Ford to Arthur and Esther KLINE WAGONER and had lived in Argos since 1961, moving there from Plymouth. He was married to Irma WENTZEL Sept. 24, 1921 in Kewanna; she survives. He was owner and manager of Wagoner radiator service in Plymouth for 31 years, retiring in 1960 due to ill health. He was a charter member of the Plymouth Gideons and was a member and a deacon of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Wentzel Wayne [WAGONER], Albuquerque, N.M.; Paul WAGONER Jr., Plymouth; Robert Dean [WAGONER], 1808 Oakwood drive, Rochester, and William Jay [WAGONER], Annondale, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. James (Patricia Ann) MINEAR, Winona Lake; twenty-one grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Miss Mary WAGONER, Cleveland, O., and Mrs. J. G. (Marjorie) COGAN, Ashtabula, O. A son, George [WAGONER], was lost in service during World War II. Two brothers and one sister also preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Argos Congregational Christian church with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in the Plymouth New Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 11 a.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services. Before his death, Mr. Wagoner requested that memorials be given to the National Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.

Winnie Downs
Mrs. Winnie DOWNS, 80, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Wednesday.
Survivors include a son, John KATTS, and a daughter, Mrs. John RINGMA, both of the Rochester area.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Schroeder-Lauer funeral home in Lansing, Ill., where services are pending.

William Ware
William WARE, 72, R.R. 4, Rochester (Aubbeenaubbee township), died at 7:55 a.m. Friday at Plymouth Parkview hospital following a one-year illness.
He was born July 2, 1901 in Georgia to William and Clara WARE and had lived in Fulton county for two years, moving here from Gary. He was married March 27, 1969 in Chicago to Shirley DAVENPORT, who survives. He was member of the Community Baptist church in Delong.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn ATKINS and Mrs. Anna TURNER, both of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby SCOTT, Chicago, and Mrs. Maggie GRIDER, Philadelphia, Pa.; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Community Baptist church in Delong and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church until time of service.

Jane H. Reed
The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Jane Hildred REED, 78, formerly of Rochester, who died in Toledo, O., Thursday.
Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic church and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday.

Monday, November 12, 1973

Anna Belle Spangler
Mrs. Anna Belle SPANGLER, 67, Argos, died at 9:10 p.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert HANSEN, of Argos. She had been ill three months.
Born Dec. 24,1907, in New York, she was the daughter of Oscar and Nellie HARDEN. Her marriage was to Charles SPANGLER. He died in 1961. She had resided in Argos two years, moving from Lebanon. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church and a former housemother at the Indiana United Methodist Children's home at Lebanon.
Surviving with Mrs. Hansen are a daughter, Miss Evelyn SPANGLER, Hammond; three sons, Lew SPANGLER, Bloomington; Philip [SPANGLER], of Zion, Ill., and George [SPANGLER] of Fond du lac, Wis.; fourteen grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Marion BRUNNELL, Hammond.
Memorial funeral rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the United Methodist church in Argos. The Rev. William WEBSTER will officiate. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Argos United Methodist church.

Tuesday, November 13, 1973

Kimberly Kay Kuhn
Kimberly Kay KUHN, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry KUHN, Amboy, died at 9:40 p.m. Monday in Riley hospital at Indianapolis. She had been ill two years.
She was born June 2, 1966 and was in the second grade at Oak Hill school. She was a member of the Amboy United Methodist church.
Surviving with her parents are one brother, Gregory [KUHN], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George KUHN, Marion; the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ray SMITH, Brookston; the great-grandmother, Mrs. Sadie PAGE, Battleground.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Amboy United Methodist church. The Revs. Sam WHITE and Richard SUMMER will officiate. Burial will be in the Park Lawn cemetery at Amboy. Friends may call at the Laird and Son funeral home after noon on Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 14, 1973

Guy D. Mechling
Guy D. MECHLING, 78, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill two months.
Born July 18, 1895, near Argos, he was the son of Jacob and Elva BOWEN MECHLING. His marriage was to Arvesta BURKETT on Sept. 15, 1915. A lifetime resident of the Argos area, he was a retired farmer and school bus driver. He was a member of the Jordan Baptist church and the Wolf Creek Conservation club.
Surviving are his wife, five sons, William [MECHLING] of Argos; John [MECHLING], South Bend; Joseph [MECHLING], Mishawaka; Gerald [MECHLING] Edwardsburg, Mich., and Allen [MECHLING], of Argos; one daughter, Mrs. George (Grace Mae) PETZ, North Liberty; twenty grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Lorie [MECHLING], Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Russell (Ruth) DINSMORE, of Florida; Mrs. Gladys CARR, Argos, and Mrs. Alfred (Mary Hope) WINEGER, of Argos.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Flossie Ramsey
Mrs. Flossie RAMSEY, 86, Plymouth, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Plymouth nursing home.
Born March 8, 1887, in Rochester, she was the daughter of William and Hanna WHITE BICK. She had lived most of her life in the Plymouth area and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fern TAYLOR, Claypool; Mrs. Esther McFARLAND, Plymouth; four sons, Carl ZARTMAN, Melvern, Ark; Manford ZARTMAN, Kokomo; Verl ZARTMAN, Milford, Lawrence ZARTMAN, Ortonsville, Mich.; one brother, Clyde BICK, Rochester; thirty-five grandchildren; ninety-six great-grandchildren, and fifteen great-great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morice KENT will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m.Thursday.

Thursday, November 15, 1973

Donald R. Smith
Donald Richard SMITH, 41, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 2:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph's hospital at South Bend. He had been ill for 9 1/2 years.
Mr. Smith was born April 8, 1932 at Hammond to Albert and Blanche SMITH. He was married Oct. 20, 1961 at South Bend to Lucille A. LETZELTER, who survives. He was employed at Don's C.B. Sales and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church. Mr. Smith had been a resident of Rochester eight years, moving here from South Bend.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Peter J. [SMITH], R.R. 4, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Archie (Deloris) CLARK, Winamac, and Mrs. Jack (Carol) KELLENBERGER, Miami, Fla.; a half-sister, Miss Linda CANNON, North Judson; two brothers, James [SMITH], Culver, and Leroy [SMITH], Dallas,Texas, a half-brother, Harry CANNON, North Judson, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph's Catholic church with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Max Irwin
Max IRWIN, 73, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. He had been a patient two days.
Born Aug. 21, 1900 at Etna Green, he was the son of Clark and Minnie HAWLEY IRWIN. His marriage was Aug. 27, 1921, in Wisconsin to Laura HOLLOPETER, who survives. He was a retired farmer.
Also surviving are three sons, Dale [IRWIN], R.R. 5, Rochester; Harley [IRWIN], Muskego, Wis.; Tim [IRWIN], Madison, Wis.; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) ELLIS, Milwaukee; seventeen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, John [IRWIN], Moline, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Truman (Eloise) LONG, Fulton; five sisters in Wisconsin and also one sister in California. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, November 16, 1973

[no obits]

Saturday, November 17, 1973

Robert M. Bolinger
Robert M. BOLINGER, 21, R.R. 1, South Whitley, whose mother is the instructor of the Fulton County Weight Watchers club, was killed Thursday when the car he was driving hit a tree on Ind. 13 at the north edge of North Manchester during a high-speed chase. North Manchester police said the chase reached a speed of more than 100 mph before the accident. Mrs. Marilyn BOLINGER, the mother, was informed of the tragedy during a Weight Watchers meeting at the Rochester First Baptist church Thursday.

Homer Lanie
Homer LANIE, 74, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Friday about 11 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital following a long illness.
A retired farmer in Carroll county, Mr. Lanie had been residing at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Betty) DRAPER. His wife, Georgeanne [LANIE], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at the St. Joseph's church in Delphi with burian in the church cemetery. Arrangements are incomplete.

Reatha Ball
Mrs. Reatha BALL, 84, Plymouth, died at 9:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth where she had been a patient several days. Arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Plymouth.

Monday, November 19, 1973

Edna A. Ward
Mrs. Edna A. WARD, 89, 217 Jefferson street, died at 5:45 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home. She was a patient two years.
Born Nov. 26, 1883, in Twelve Mile, she was the daughter of Robert and Ella YOUNG KELSEY. Her marriage was March 30, 1903, in Twelve Mile to Truman WARD. He died Aug. 18, 1958. She had resided in Rochester 15 years, moving from Fulton. She attended the Church of God.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Francis SMITH, Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Robert C. [WARD], Rochester; Emerson H. [WARD], Warsaw, Glen H. [WARD], Walton; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alice DENNISTON, Walton; one sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 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 at Fulton. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lloyd Comer
Last rites were held this afternoon at the Richman funeral home in Upland for Lloyd COMER, 78, Kewanna, who died Friday at 11:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had resided in Kewanna since August, having returned there after living in the Upland area since 1916.
Burial was at Van Buren cemetery, where military graveside rites were conducted.
Born Feb. 5, 1895, in Jasper county, he was the son of Isaac and Anna OWEN COMER. His marriage was to Golda DOLLAR, who died in 1967.
He was a retired farmer and an army veteran of World War I. Surviving is one brother, Ralph [COMER], Kewanna.

Homer Lanie
Final rites were conducted at 10 a.m. today in the St. Joseph Catholic church in Delphi for Homer LANIE, 74, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Friday in Woodlawn hospital. Burial was in the Sacred Heart cemetery at Remngton.
He was born April 26, 1899, in Wolcott. His marriage was May 2, 1933, in Fowler to Georgianna SENASACK. She preceded in death in November 1971. A retired farmer, he had made his home with his daughter for the past two years. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church at Delphi and the Carroll County Farm Bureau.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean DRAPER, R.R. 3, Rochester; three brothers, Virgil [LANIE], Wolcott; Francis [LANIE], Romney; Jack [LANIE], Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Esther [LANIE], Frankfort, and Barbara [LANIE], Chicago, and three grandchildren.

Reatha Ball
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Mrs. Reatha BALL, 84, Plymouth, who died Saturday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
The Rev. John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born June 16, 1889, at Akron, she was the daughter of Robert W. and Emma BOWMAN BURNS. Her marriage was to Norval G. BALL. He preceded in death in 1929.
Surviving are one daughter, Willodean BALL, of Plymouth; three sons, Barton [BALL], Plymouth; Robert [BALL], South Bend; James [BALL], of Mishawaka; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel PARISHO, Elkhart. Two sons preceded in death. [the sons, Louis D. BALL and Norval J. BALL were killed in action in World War II.]

Tuesday, November 20, 1973

Fred O. Bailey
Fred O. BAILEY, 85, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in failing health 18 years.
He was born Dec. 28, 1887 in El Paso, Ill., to William and Elizabeth NORTH BAILEY, and moved here in 1920 from LaCrosse. He was married Dec. 30, 1908 in El Paso to Clara M. WADSWORTH, who survives. He was retired from farming and also retired from the former Rochester Lincoln school maintenance staff. He was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church.
Survivng with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Dorothy) PHEBUS, R.R. 3, Rocheter; two sons, Lyle F. BAILEY, West Sixth street, and Earl J. BAILEY, R.R. 5, Rochester; eight grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ella NORTH, El Paso. Two brothers and five sisters preceded in death.
Final rits will be at 3:30 p.m.Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald E. MAUGHAN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests memorials be made to charity.

Susan Renee Tullis
Susan Renee TULLIS, 13, 9446 Stauffer Court, Indianapolis, formerly of Rochester, died in an auto accident Sunday evening in Indianapolis.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Annette CLARK, Indianapolis; the father, Buddy TULLIS, Rochester; a sister, Bethie Anne TULLIS, at home; an uncle, John DICKOVER Jr., Indianapolis; a grandmother, Mrs. Phileta DICKOVER, Indianapolis, and a grandfather, John DICKOVER Sr., R.R. 1, Rochester.
Memorial services will be at Appleget Lawrence Mortuary, in Lawrence, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Lillian Polen
Lillian POLEN died of a heart attack at 2 a.m. Monday at Memorial hospital in South Bend.
Mrs. Polen was married to Harry POLEN, who survives.
Surviving with the husband are the mother-in-law, Mrs. Sadie TULEY, Lake Manitou, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Irene WILLIAMS, Lake Manitou.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hayes funeral home at South Bend.

Wednesday, November 21, 1973

Ronald R. King
A fiery head-on car-truck collision at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 31 about six miles south of Rochester resulted in the death of Ronald R. KING, 19, Peru, and minor injuries to Vernon N. RICHTER, 66, R.R. 2, Rochester.
State police said that King was driving a car south and crossed the center line. The car collided with a northbound McMahan-O'Connor Construction company truck driven by Richter about 500 feet south of County Road 550 South. The dump truck caught fire and was destroyed.
Witnesses told police it appeared that King was falling asleep at the wheel.
King was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital.
Richter suffered leg injuries and shock and was treated and released at a doctor's office in Rochester.
King was a 1972 graduate of Peru high school and had been a member of the varsity football and basketball teams. He was employed by the Norfolk and Western Railroad.
The crash was the seventh fatal accident in Fulton county this year and King was the seventh person to die from county traffic accidents this year.

Thursday, November 22, 1973

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 23, 1973

Leonard Sherman
Leonard SHERMAN, 53, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill one year.
Born Feb. 20, 1920, in Burrous, he was the son of Calvin and Alta GAUMER SHERMAN. His marriage was Nov. 3, 1958, in Logansport to Rose DAVIS, who survives. He had resided in the Argos area 12 years, moving from Logansport. He was an employee of the Diamond Trucking company of Francesville.
Also surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Charles (Margaret Rose) ZEHNER, R.R. 1, Monterey; one step-son, Jim SMITH, Caldwell, Ida.; five step-grandchildren; his mother, of Burrous; four sisters, Mrs. Mary POPEJOY, Rockfield, Ind.; Mrs. Dale (Pearl) TRAPP, Young America; Mrs. Carl (Lucy) BURTON and Mrs. J. Cholie FELTIS, both of Logansport; two brothers, Foster and Dwight SHERMAN, both of Logansport; also nieces and nephews. One son and his father preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Kenneth BIRKY will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Bruce Lake. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dea L. Hunter
Dea L. HUNTER, 55, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Cleveland clinic in Cleveland, O. He had been a patient since Nov. 2.
Born Nov. 5, 1918, in Miami county, he was the son of C. Williard and Margaret GARBERT HUNTER. His marriage was April 27, 1940, at Flora to Tivola R. NICHOLS. She survives. Mr. Hunter was a graduate of Deedsville high school and Purdue university. He was a member of the Peru First Baptist church, Summit City Masonic lodge and the Scottish Rite, both of Fort Wayne. He was employed at the Chrysler plant in Kokomo.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Josephine BROWER, Mexico, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. H. P. GAINES will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Rosa Anna Rice
Mrs. Rosa Anna RICE, 88, R.R. 2, Culver, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She was a patient one week.
Mrs. Rice was the mother of Allen RICE of Rochester. Final arrangements are pending at the Bonine funeral home in Culver.
Saturday, November 24, 1973

Rosa Anna Rice
Mrs. Rosa Anna RICE, 88, R.R. 2, Culver, died at 3:50 a.m. Friday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a one-month illness.
Mrs. Rice was born March 24, 1885 at Peastone, Ill. She was married Oct. 12, 1908 at Rensselaer to Alfred M. RICE, who died in 1960. Mrs. Rice had lived in the Rochester area for many years before moving to Culver in 1960.
Surviving are a son, Allen D. RICE, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Pearl STEVENS, Drittan, S.D.; three grandchildren, and seven great-gradchildren. A son, Alfred J. RICE, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bonine funeral home in Culver wth the Rev. Roger SOMMER officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Nellie M. Kelly
Nellie M. KELLY, 93, formerly of Argos, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Kingston nursing home at Plymouth after an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 13, 1880 in Beaver Dam to Jesse B. and Alice E. THORNBURG MIDDLETON and had lived in Argos for 60 years, moving there from Chicago. She was married in Chicago June 21, 1905 to Dr. Frank H. KELLY, a physian and surgeon at Argos for many years who operated the former Kelly hospital in Argos. He died July 23, 1966. Mrs. Kelly was a 58-year member and past worth matron of the Argos Eastern Star No. 265 and was a 60-year member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Wilma) IMIG, Lincoln, Neb.; a grandson, and two brothers, Gerald MIDDLETON, Denver, Colo., and Dr. William MIDDLETON, Argos. Six brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

John C. Webber
John C. WEBBER, 87, Logansport, died at 3:18 p.m. Thursday at the Goshen General hospital in Goshen. Mr. Webber had been a patient there two weeks.
He was born July 10, 1886 in Rantoul, Ill., to John L. and Sarah CLAYPOOL WEBBER. He was first married to June IDE, who died in 1918. Mr. Webber was married June 16, 1920 to Ruth Marguerite HALL, who died Feb. 21, 1969. He moved to Logansport from Illinois in 1900. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Lucerne Christian church.
Surviving are a son, J. C. [WEBBER], Lucerne; two daughters, Mrs. George (Isabelle) WESTFALL, Goshen, and Mrs. Elbert (Jane) REUTER, R.R. 1, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Walter McCREA, Logansport, and Mrs. Joe SHULL, Columbia City; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Lucerne Christian church with the Rev. Gene SELLERS officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center and at the church one hour before services.

Monday, November 26, 1973

William H. LeSueur
William H. LeSUEUR, 44, 1310 Rochester boulevard, died of a self-inflicted rifle wound Saturday at his home. Coroner Junior D. GOOD placed time of death as 10:30 a.m. The body was found by a daugher, Joan, about 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
A retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. LeSueur had lived here 2 1/2 years and was employed at the Gilliland Auto Machine company of Rochester. He was born July 4, 1929 in Toledo, O., to Fred Philip and Mabel ULRICH LeSUEUR. He was married Sept. 14, 1954 in Bandere, Texas to Maria McKELVEY, who survives. He was a member of the American Legion and the Elks lodge of Rochester.
Surviving with the wife and the daughter Joan [LeSUEUR[, are two other daughters at home, Mary and Julie [LeSUEUR]; a son, William [LeSUEUR] Jr., at home; three brothers, Fred W. [LeSUEUR], Toledo; Tom E. [LeSUEUR], Indianapolis, and Robert H. [LeSUEUR], Lanham, Md., and three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Mary) IRWIN, Steubenville, O.; Mrs. John (Betty) MICHAELS, Vienna, Va., and Mrs. Philip (Joan) VALENTI, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Ottawa Hills Memorial Park cemetery in Toledo, where military rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the funeral home between 4 and 9 p.m. today.

James R. Minthorne
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport for James Robert MINTHORNE, 22, Twelve Mile. He was killed Friday when the semi-rig he was driving went down a 50-foot embankment on Ind. 16 2 1/2 miles east of Ind. 19, in Miami county near the Wabash county line.
Burial was in the Metea cemetry.
Mr. Minthorne was born Jan. 31, 1951 in Logansport to James and Elsie V. HALL MINTHORNE and had lived at Twelve Mile all his life. He was married to Donna MULLINS in Fulton July 17, 1971; she survives. He was a truck driver for the Burns Trucking company of Denver. He was a member of the Air Force Reserve.
Surviving with the wife are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. James MINTHORNE, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; a brother, Joe MINTHORNE, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan MINTHORNE, R.R. 1, Lucerne.

Herman Brown
Herman BROWN, 69, R.R. 2, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted early Sunday morning. He had been in failing health several years.
Born Oct. 2, 1904 in Chicago, he was the son of Abe and Rose SOLOMAN BROWN. He moved here from East Chicago, Ind., July 1, 1973.
Surviving are a brother, Albert BROWN, R.R. 2, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Ruth WEISS, Calumet City, Ill., and nieces and nephews.
The body will be removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Fife funeral home in East Chicago, where rites are pending.

George W. Gordon
George William GORDON, 66, native of Fulton county, died Nov. 16 at his home in Bakersfield, Cal., where he had lived 50 years.
Mr. Gordon was born March 3, 1907, near Rochester, the son of William and Verna HAY GORDON. The family moved to California in 1922, but Mr. Gordon returned here to graduate with the RHS class of 1925.
He had been owner of Gordon's Auto Parts in Bakersfield for 25 years and managed the business after selling it to Southern Auto Supply. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of Scottish Rite and First Baptist church.
His wife, the former Alice HEBER, survives, along with a son, William [GORDON], and daughters, Mrs. Ann BIGLER and Mrs. Mary HARPER, all of Bakersfield.
Last rites and burial were held in Bakersfield Nov. 19.

Garl L. Hopper
Garl L. HOPPER, 47, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died at 10 a.m. today at work of a heart attack.
Mr. Hopper was born Aug. 5, 1926 in Rochester to Alfred and Ruth BARTS HOPPER, who preceded in death. He was married June 8, 1945 at Peru to Edna Mae CHAPIN, who survives. Mr. Hopper was employed by the Rochester water department. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and the Moose lodge. Mr. Hopper was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Janet) COLLINS, Fort Pierce, Fla., and Mrs. Lloyd (Debra) STINE, Logansport; two grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Gordon (Nancy) LEBO and Mrs. Harold (Kay) PAYNE, both of Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Martha) WEST, Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. Barbara EDWARDS, Hammond; Mrs. William (Dortha) EADES, Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. John (Carol) COLEMAN, Fort Pierce, Fla., the step-mother, Mrs. Roscoe PATRICK, Lakeville. A son, Thomas Allen [HOPPER], died in 1949.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 27, 1973

Mark W. Lowe
Mark W. LOWE, 75, Indianapolis, died early today at his residence. He was the husband of Mrs. Kate MULLICAN LOWE, former Rochester resident.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sept. 4, 1898. A manufacturer's representative for the Atkomatic Valve company, he had resided in Indianapolis since 1948.
Surviving with his wife are a son, William LOWE, Manhassett, N.Y., and one daughter, Mrs. Patricia EPPRECHT, both of Manhasset, N.Y.; two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Flanner-Buchanan Broadripple mortuary in Indianapolis. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Theodore M. Carithers
Theodore M. "Bub" CARITHERS, 65, Fulton, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Friday. He had been seriously ill four months.
He was born March 7, 1908 in Fulton county to Francis O. and Carrie WHITE CARITHERS and was a lifetime resident of the Fulton area. He was married Dec. 3, 1939 in Monticello to Susie Irene WALDSMITH, who died Oct. 13, 1958. He was a retired butcher and was a member of the Fulton Baptist church, Fulton Masonic Lodge 665 and the Liberty township volunteer fire department.
Surviving are a son, James Dean CARITHERS, Fulton; four daughters, Mrs. William (Susie) HOFFMAN, Huntington; Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) DAVIS, Disko; Mrs. Bill (Phyllis) PUGH and Miss Bonnie CARITHERS, both of Fulton, and fourteen grandchildren. A brother, Francis [CARITHERS], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Fulton Masonic lodge will conduct services during the funeral.

Herman Brown
Final rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Central Standard Time in the Fife funeral home in East Chicago for Herman BROWN, Lake Manitou resident, who died Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 6 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. today.

Mildred M. Reames
Mrs. Mildred M. REAMES, 75, former resident of 1109 Elm street, died at 7:30 a.m. today in the Myers nursing home in Bremen.
Born Dec. 1, 1887, in Tiosa, she was the daughter of John and Catherine DURKES KENLEY. Her marriage was April 17, 1915, in St. Jo., Mich., to Harry E. REAMES. He preceded in death June 5, 1961. She was a former employee of the Rochester Telephone company, having served 20 years as a telephone operator. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church here and the World War Mothers of Bremen.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Betty) SHIDAKER, Bremen; Mrs. Margaret BURCHFIELD, Pasadena, Cal.; one son, William K. REAMES, LaCrosse, Ind.; one grandson, Jerry Lee BURCHFIELD, and one brother, John KENLEY, of Detroit, Mich.
Final arranements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Conda E. Walburn
Conda E. WALBURN, 74, Mentone, died at 2 a.m. today at his home of an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Walburn, before his retirement, had owned and operated the Walburn Insurance agency at Mentone.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the King Memorial home at Mentond.

Wednesday, November 28, 1973

Charles A. Good
Charles A. GOOD, 84, Monterey, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a one-month illness.
Mr. Good was born July 1, 1889 at nox to Samuel and Katie CASPER GOOD. He was married Jan. 25, 1913 at Knox to Hazel COLLINS, who survives. Mr. Good had lived in the Monterey community the past 50 years. He retired as postmaster in 1954.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Don O. GOOD, Monterey, and six grandchildren. Two sons, Rex and Lorin [GOOD], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Monterey United Methodist church with the Rev. Philip LUTZ officiating. Burial will be in the Mongterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church after noon Thursday until time of service.

Conda E. Walburn
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone for Conda E. WALBURN, 74, Mentone, who died Tuesday at his residence of an apparent heart attack. The Rev. Walter HOUSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Born Nov. 17, 1899, at Claypool, he was the son of Edna and Nora DREISBACH WALBURN. Before retirement, Mr. Walburn had owned and operated the Walburn Insurance Agency in Mentone. He had resided there since 1923. His marriage was in 1923 at Silver Lake to Ottie PRICE, who survives. He was a member of the Mentone Masonic lodge and the Mentone Chamber of Commerce.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Shuja (Beverly) CHUADHRI, Indianapolis, and two grandchildren.

Mildred M. Reames
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mildred M. REAMES, 75, former resident of 1109 Elm street, who died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Myers nursing home in Bremen.
The Rev. Morris F. HOWELL will officiate [final] rites. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home

Thursday, November 29, 1978

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Friday, November 30, 1973

Helen DeBruler
Mrs. Helen DeBRULER, 82, 817 Pontiac street, died at 10:45 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth following an illness of four months.
She was born Aug. 8, 1891 in Rochester to Clem V. and Linda Jane VanTUYL LEONARD and had resided most of her life in Rochester. She was married in [1914] to Curtis DeBRULER, who preceded in death. She was a graduate of the Henrotin School of Nursing in Chicago and for many years was a registered nurse at Woodlawn hospital, where she was head of the obstetrics department until her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist church, order of Eastern Star and several professional nursing societies.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Mildred Ann LEONARD, South Bend, and Mrs. Paul (Kathryn) DETAMORE, Plymouth; three grandchildren, Mrs. James (Pam) BICK and Miss Denise E. DeBRULER, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Roy (Linda) SIMPSON, Greensburg, Ind. four great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Floyd (Martha) SWAIN. Preceding in death were a son, Robert [DeBRULER], in 1969, and a sister, Ada LEONARD, in 1955.
Rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at he funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, December 1, 1973

Ielda Lenore Smith
Word has been received of the death in Modesto, Cal., Nov. 21, of Mrs. Ielda Lenore SMITH, 85, Modesto, following a brief illness.
Born Aug. 18, 1888 in Maxinkuckee, Ind., she was the daughter of Dr. Isaac L. and Laura E. SPANGLER BABCOCK. Her first marriage was Aug. 18, 1907 in Rochester to H. D. THORNBURG; her second marriage was May 3,1925 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Howard P. CALLAWAY; her third marriage was Aug. 7, 1958 in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Milo B. SMITH. All three preceded in death. She was a member of the First Baptist church, the WABA and the Mothers of World War II, all of Rochester.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Kathryn THORNBURG, Modesto; three grandchildren, Leland THORNBURG, Olympia, Wash.; Harvey THORNBURG, Greeley, Colo., and Mrs. Lora Jane RUTH, Yreka, Cal.; six great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. H. B. THORNBURG, Seattle, Wash.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Homer (Grace) REESTER, Brookings, Ore., and Mrs. Lewis (Bernice) YOST, Craig, Colo., and two step-sons, Robert CALLAWAY, Mishawaka, ad Victor SMITH, Grand Junction, Colo. A son, Harold B. THORNBURG, three sisters, and four brothers preceded in death.
A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Helen Walters
Services for Mrs. Helen WALTERS, 68, South Bend, were conducted Thursday at Our Redeemer Lutheran church in South Bend and burial was in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Walters, a native of Fulton county, died Sunday at South Bend Memorial hospital.
Born Feb. 18, 1905, she was married in Culver June 11, 1923 to DeVaughn WALTERS, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wilford ORCUTT, North Liberty; three grandchildren; a brother, Harold MAHLER, Monterey, and two sisters, Mrs. Bernice WALLE, Rochester, and Mre. Bernard SCHEUER, Plymouth.

Otto A. Good
Otto A. GOOD, 84, South Bend, a native of Tiosa, died unexpectedly Thursday at his home. He moved to South Bend from Rochester in 1919 and had operated a moving business before retirement.
He was married Oct. 11, 1919 in South Bend to Pearl DUNN, who died in 1964.
Survving are a son, Richard D. GOOD, Mishawaka; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Lillian HAY, South Bend.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Bubb funeral chapel in Mishawaka from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 3, 1973

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Tuesday, December 4, 1973

Sam Bahney
Sam BAHNEY, 56, Elkhart, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday of a coronary attack at his home.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Beatriee LOTZ, Akron. Mrs. Lotz was visiting her son at the time of the death.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the White funeral home in Elkhart.

Wednesday, December 5, 1973 to Thursday, December 6, 1973

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Friday, December 7, 1973

Ethel J. Shafer
Mrs. Ethel J. SHAFER, 93, Mentone, died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She had been in failing health for several years.
She was born Oct. 4, 1880 in Warsaw to John and Rebecca LAWRENCE SHOUP and had resided in Mentone 70 years. She was married to Charles SHAFER in 1904; he died in 1945. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church, the United Methodist Women, and was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and a charter member of the Sodales club.
Surviving are a nephew, George L. SHOUP, Oak Park, Ill.; two nieces, Elizabeth Jane DAVIS, Niles, Mich., and Mary Kathryn SHOUP, Warsaw, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Merl (Jean) GIBSON, Etna Green. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Walter HOUSE officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, December 8, 1973

Jeffrey Allen Sherwood
Jeffrey Allen SHERWOOD, 21, R.R. 1, Etna Green, died Friday afternoon from injuries sustained at the International Minerals corporation in Nappanee where he worked.
Details of the accident were unavailable. It was believed Mr. Sherwood was operating a piece of heavy equipment when he was injured fatally.
He was born Nov. 15, 1952 in Argos to William and Carolyn HAGAN SHERWOOD. He was married to Deborah Ann DAVIS Aug. 25, 1973 in Argos. He attended Argos high school and graduated from Hartsville, S.C. high school. He moved to Etna Green four months ago.
Surviving with the wife are the parents, of Hartsville; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Sherry) HERR, Winona Lake, and Nancy [SHERWOOD], at home; four brothers, Mike [SHERWOOD], stationed in Germany with the U.S. Air Force; Doug [SHERWOOD], a Grace college student; Phil and David [SHERWOOD], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence HAGAN, Argos, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Masa (Ruth) NELSON, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

T. Duane Odaffer
T. Duane ODAFFER, 68, 55216 Glenn road, South Bend, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday at the Carlyle nursing home after an extended illness. He was a retired Studebaker employee.
He was born May 29, 1905 in Macy and had lived in South Bend since 1921. He was married Dec. 31, 1925 in South Bend to Bernice SCHMELTZ, who survives.
Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Arni FISHER, Denver.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Welsheimer funeral home, 521 North Williams street, South Bend, where rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Kenneth HEMPHILL officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant cemetery.

Monday, December 10, 1973

Jeffrey A. Sherwood
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Argos Congregational church for Jeffrey Allen SHERWOOD, R.R. 1, Etna Green, who died Friday from injuries sustained in an accident at the Internation Minerals corporation in Nappanee. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiated. Burial was in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

Kathryn Franz
Mrs. Kathryn READ FRANZ, 70, sister of J. Harold READ of this city, dief Friday at her home in Vancouver, Wash. Last rites will be Tuesday at Camas, Wash., with burial at Portland, Ore. Mr. Read will attend services.
Mrs. Franz was the widow of William FRANZ and had been in the insurance business many years in Washington and Oregon before retiring recently. While a local resident, she was employed at the Akron State Exchange Bank and was an active member of the Eastern Star lodge.

Tuesday, December 11, 1973

Nellie Winterrowd
Mrs. Nellie WINTERROWD, 89, Athens, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Delta SCHRAM, of Plymouth. She had been ill three months.
Born Oct. 20, 1884, in Howard county, she was the daughter of James and Elizabeth MAZE. Her marriage was Nov. 8, 1899, at Kokomo, to J. D. WINTERROWD. He died in 1964. She had resided in Athens 32 years. She was a member of the Community church of Tippecanoe.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. C. G. (Alta) BEFT, of Plymouth; Mrs. Harold (Elma) FANNING, Tippecanoe; and Mrs. SCHRAM; three sons, Wayne [WINTERROWS], George [WINTERROWS] and Max [WINTERROWD], all of Rochester; one grandson, Kenneth [WINTERROWD], whom they raised; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death. Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Community church in Tippecanoe. The Rev. James GABHART will officiate. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to service.

Elnora E. Hickle
Mrs. Elnora E. HICKLE, 71, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 11:40 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been a patient one day.
Born Dec. 24, 1901, at Alamo, she was the daughter of William and Florence GOODIN SAMPSON. She had resided in this area since 1944, moving from Indianapolis. Her marriage was Jan. 12, 1923, at Franklin, to Ross HINKLE. He preceded in death in 1969.
Suviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Jacqueline) JEFFERIES, R.R. 2, Tippecanoe; Mrs. John (Janith) POPE, R.R. 5, Rochester; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie STUMP, Nashville; Mrs. Marie FAULKNER, Indianapolis; Mrs. Ruth BIRCH, Carmel; several nieces and nephews. Two grandchildren and one brother preceded in death. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ernie WILBER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 1973

Alfred W. Price
Alfred W. PRICE, 87, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth following a long illness. He had been hospitalized one week.
Born Dec. 17, 1885, in New Troy, Mich., he was the son of Christopher and Elizabeth JOHNSON PRICE. His marriage was March 4, 1908, to Ella C. HIGGINS. She preceded in death in 1971. A well drilling contractor, he had resided in Argos since May, 1943. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church at South Bend. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bertha BEAGLES, R.R. 2, Argos, and Miss Arzerna PRICE, at home; one son, Robert [PRICE], also at home; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Mr. Price was the last survivor in a family of 12 children. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. Elder John HERR will officiate. Burial will be in he Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 13, 1973

Gladys Wood Dean
Mrs. Gladys WOOD DEAN, 80, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Sunday from the Canterbury Manor nursing home. She formerly lived on R.R. 5, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Byron H. Fretz
Byron H. FRETZ, 59, native of Rochester, died Tuesday afternoon while undergoing open heart surgery at the hospital in Elmhurst, Ill., where he resided at 15 W. 753 Diversey street.
A 1932 graduate of Rochester high school, he was the son of Roy and Bess FRETZ and was employed as an accountant in the Chicago area. Surviving are two sons, Carl and Roy [FRETZ], and a sister, Marjorie [FRETZ].
Last rites will be Saturday in Elmhurst with cremation to follow.

Friday, December 14, 1973

Gladys Wood Dean
Mrs. Gladys WOOD DEAN, 80, former resident of the Tiosa area, died at 7 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Sunday. She had previously been a patient at the Canterbury Manor nursing home.
Born Jan. 18, 1893, in Fulton county, she was he daughter of William and Nora HARPSTER. Her first marriage was to Walter WOOD. He died in 1945. Her second marriage was to Ernest DEAN, who also preceded in death. She had resided the majority of her life in Fulton county and was a member of the United Methodist church at Leiters Ford.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Nova) BORDNER and Mrs. Matthew (Norma) KOSMALSKI, both of South Bend; one son, Jack A. WOOD, of Kokomo; six grandchildren; seventeen great-randchildren; one sister, Mrs. Naomi SARBER, Plymouth. One sister preceded in death. Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the South Germany cemetery northwest of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and at the church until the time of service.

Saturday, December 15, 1973

Mark S. Duzenbury
Mark S. DUZENBURY, 21, Akron, son of Richard L. and Nancy (NEWELL) DUZENBURY of Akron, died at 5:15 a.m. today of head, chest and intrnal injuries suffered in a car accident one-half mile north of Silver Lake on Ind. 15 in Kosciusko county.
The southbound Duzenbury auto skidded off the snow-covered road and struck a utility pole. Damage was $1,500 to the car and $500 to the pole.
Mr. Duzenbury was treated at Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw and then transferred to Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne, where he died.
Mt. Duzenbury was born in Rochester April 10, 1952 and moved with his family to Akron 13 years ago. He had attended Akron high school and was employed by the Petro Cadillac Agency in Warsaw.
Surviving with the parents are three brothers and two sisters at home, Barton, Kevin, Bryan, Lisa ad Kim [DUZENBURY], and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell S. DUZENBURY of Newcastle township.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial plans are incomplete. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Lester O. Deisch
Lester O. DEISCH, 76, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a three-month illness.
He was born Sept. 12, 1897 in Nappanee and moved to his present address three years [ago] from Wakarusa. He also had resided west of Argos. He was married in Warsaw Dec. 5, 1918 to Edith M. FLECK, who survives. He was the son of David and Tillie STEINER DEISCH. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Earl (Nedra) LINN, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Wilbur (Donnabel) WARGON, Elkhart; Mrs. Clarence (Pauline) SNYDER, Argos; Mrs. George (Rosemary) HARTTER, Goshen, and Mrs. Richard (Lois) CALHOUN, Argos; three sons, Owen [DEISCH], Pekin, Ind.; L. Jay [DEISCH], Elkhart, and Jack [DEISCH], Walkerton; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Enos (Maude) HOLLAR, Milford; Mrs. Ivory (Flossie) SMITH, Argos, and Mrs. Earl (Mabel) DeMONT, Argos. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. John K. WORTINGER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Zelma VanDerWeele
Mrs. Zelma N. VanDerWEELE, 61, Bradenton, Fla., died at 8:15 a.m. Friday in the Manitee Memorial hospital in Bradenton after a lengthy illness. She formerly lived in Argos.
She was born Sept. 26, 1912 in Vermillion county, Ill. She moved to Bradenton 16 years ago from Lewiston, Ida. She lived in Argos before that. She was married to Jack VanDerWEELE Nov. 4, 1930 in Covington, Ind.; he survives. She was the daughter of Charles and Clara GILLILAND ALBRIGHT. She had worked at the Azbury Towers Methodist Retirement Home in Bradenton and was a member of the Bradenton First Methodist church and a former member of the Argos Eastern Star.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Ann) LEMON, Seattle,Wash.; a son, Lynn [VanDerWEELE], Argos; seven grandchildren; a brother, Marvin [ALBRIGHT], Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Ruth) PAOLETTI, Wilmington, Ill.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Hubert CLEVENGER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 17, 1973

Eva J. Hand
Mrs. Eva J. HAND, 84, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been ill one month.
She was born Sept. 7, 1889, at Rockford, Ill. She was the former Eva WELCH prior to her marriae to Charles HAND in 1921. He preceded in death in 1954. She had resided in the Tippecanoe area 10 years moving from Argos. She was a 50-year member of the Gilead United Methodist church and a 52-year member of the Royal Neighbors lodge.
Surviving are one son-in-law, William HAPLER, Tippecanoe; a grandson, Steve HAPLER, with the Marine Corps in Virginia; one great-granddaughter. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. A. C. WARD will officiate. Burial will be in he Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 18, 1973

Kenneth Redmon
Final rites were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the first United Methodist church in Bourbon for Kenneth REDMON, 74, Bourbon, who died Friday in the Parkview hospial in Plymouth. Burial was in the Park cemetery. The Deaton funeral home in Bourbon was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Rdmon was the father of Mrs. Lowell (Shirley) HISEY of Rochester.
He was born Aug. 28, 1899, in Bourbon. His first marriage was to Anna LARSON in 1928. She preceded in death in 1958. His second marriage was to Maxine PENN, who survives. He was a member of the First United Methodist church in Bourbon and a member of the Bourbon fire department 39 year.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Carol) LEMLER, Bourbon, and Mrs. Harold KLINE, of Plymouth; three sons, Donald and Larry [REDMON] both of Bourbon, and James [REDMON], of Brownsburg; three step-sons; twelve grandchildren; five step-grandchildre; two sisters and four brothers.

Joe Johnson
Joe JOHNSON, 69, 240 Erie street, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient 10 days. He had been ill one year.
Born Nov. 4, 1904, in Carmel, he was the son of Thomas and Elitha G. JOHNSON. His marriage was July 18, 1928, in Peru to Goldie BRUCE, who survives. He was a retired employee of the LaSalle Steel corporation in Hammond and had resided here 42 years. He also was employed by the Federal Fish Hatchery here. He was a member of the Eagles lodge in Rochester.
Also surviving are one son, Lonnie Jo [JOHNSON], Munich, Germany; one sister, Mrs. Mary MAYFIELD, Cicero, Ind. One sister and five brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 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. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Clifford D. Wagoner
Clifford D. WAGONER, 69, 428 West Third street, died at 1 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted two hours earlier. He had been ill since last October.
Born April 9, 1904, in Fulton county, he was the son of Frederick and Amanda OVERMYER WAGONER. His marriage was Dec. 12, 1931, in Rochester to Elma KAMP. She died in 1969. He was a retired employee of the former Armour and Company here and had lived his entire life in this area.
Surviving are three sons, Bill [WAGONER], of South Bend; Merlyn [WAGONER], Orlando, Fla., and Frederick [WAGONER], of Rochester; four grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Esther WAGONER and Mrs. Glenn (Margaret) MINGLIN, both of Muncie; Mrs. Ruth TURNER, of Austinburg, O.; four brothers, Merrel, Russell, Robert, and Frederick [WAGONER] Jr., all of Rochester. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C.J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Clifton Bodey
Clifton BODEY, 72, Culver, died unexpectedly at 6:30 p.m. Monday at his residence. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born Nov. 4, 1901, at Argos, he was the son of Harry and Leora SNYDER BODEY. His marriage was Dec. 10, 1938, at South Bend, to Ruth M. LaMUNION, who survives. A retired employee of the Marshall County Farm Bureau in Culver he had resided in that city since 1938, moving from Argos. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist church in Culver and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.
Also surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Jack (Linda) RICH, Peru; one brother, Elton BODEY, Peru; three grandchildren. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Earl W. SHARP will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 19, 1973

Josief B. Cardona and
Robert R. Benecki
Josief B. CARDONA, 51, 700 West Ninth street, and Robert R. BENECKI, 42, R.R. 3, Rochester, were killed instantly early this morning when their twin-engine cargo plane crashed three-quarters of a mile east of the Fulton county airport shortly after take-off at 12:45 a.m.
The six-place Beechcraft plane owned by Fulton County Aviation was found in a snow-covered field at the Larry T. GEARHART farm on the east side of County Road 400 East--the first road east of the airport.
The front half of the plane was demolished; the tail section was intact.
The cause of the crash has not been determined. The wreckage was not found until about 9 o'clock this morning.
Sheriff Homer CARR, State Trooper Steve JENNINGS, Deputy Sheriff Richard BAKER and Deputy Coroners Ed WENRICK and Bill HOLLERMEN agreed that death was instantaneous after they inspected the crash site.
Representatives of the Federal Aviation Agency and the National Transportation Safety Board were on their way here this morning to investigate.
Harry WELLS, manager of the Fulton county airport, said that Cardona and Benecki had taken off at 12:45 a.m. for he Rockford, Ill., airport with a cargo for the Chrysler plant at Belvedere, Ill. He said that Cardona, the pilot, had filed a flight plan with Chicago's O'Hare International airport.
The plane was due back here in time for another cargo flight to leave at 7:30 a.m. today. Byron MYERS, a line pilot for Fulton County Aviation, reported to the airport at 5:30 a.m. and noticed the plane had not returned.
At first it was thought that weather conditions may have caused the men to change their flight plan, even though the weather was "more than adequate" foe safe flying at take-off time despite a light snow, Wells said. Visitility was five miles when Myers landed at the local airport from a cargo flight just before midnight.
By 8:30 a.m., airport officials' concern prompted them to check with Chicago and they learned that Cardona never had activated his flight plan.
The flight plan is filed before take-off. After a plane is in the air and on its way, the pilot activates the flight plan by radioing to the contact that he is underway.
Local airport personnel knew that the plane, which had taken off east, must be down near the airport since the flight plan had not been activated. Pilots Don DIELMAN and Robert McNUTT went in search in Dielman's pickup truck and they spotted the wreckage of the plane just north of the Erie Lackawanna railroad tracks. Dielman drove back and told Wells and Myers about 9:15 a.m.
Cardona, a longtime Rochester resident and veteran pilot, was employed by Kraft Foods Products. He was helping Fulton County Aviation with cargo flights during the extremely busy Christmas season.
Benecki, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BENECKI, R.R. 3, Winamac, was employed by Fulton County Aviation as line chief and co-pilot.

Elsie E. Slisher
Mrs. Elsie Eleanor SLISHER, 58, Macy, died at 5 a.m. today at her residence.
She was born Aug. 16, 1915, in Continental, O., to George and Elizabeth GEREN SHAMBARGER. Her marriage was Oct. 18, 1937, in Rochester, to Charles H. SLISHER. He preceded in death in 1965. She was a member of he First Christian Church of Macy and had lived most of her life in the Macy area.
Surviving with her mother of Macy are five sons, Terry and Gene [SLISHER], both of Macy; Fred [SLISHER], Twelve Mile, and Kenneth and George [SLISHER], both of Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Tom (Betty) LANDIS, Macy; Mrs. David (Margery) MAIN, Mexico; Mrs. John (Mary Ann) DONALDSON, Denver; Mrs. James (Phyllis) RITCHIE, of Rochestr, and seventeen grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Chester WALTHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 20, 1973

Elsie E. Slisher
Final rites for Mrs. Elsie Eleanor SLISHER, Macy, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton rather than 2 p.m. Friday as was previously announced. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. The change of arrangements has been made because of the weather.

Robert Benecki
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Gerald church in Oaklawn, Ill., for Robert R. BENECKI, R.R. 3, Rochester, who was killed early Wednesday morning in a plane crash three-quarters mile east of the Fulton county airport. Burial will be in the Resurrection cemetery in Justice, Ill. Friends may call at the Blake-Lamb funeral home in Oaklawn, Ill., Friday from 2 to 10 p.m.

Josief Cardona
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home for Josief B. CARDONA, 51, 700 West Ninth street, who was killed instantly in a plane crash at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Cardona was born Dec. 6, 1922 in Riverside, R.I., to Angelo and Beatrice CARDONA. He was married Aug. 6, 1944 at Macy to Marion SEE, who survives. Mr. Cardona was a 21-year resident of Rochester.
He was an engineer at Kraft Foods at Chicago. Mr. Cardona was a member of Grace United Methodist church and the National Society of Professional Engineers. A graduate of Purdue universiy, he served in the U.S. Army as a liaison pilot in World War II and also during the Korean conflict.
Surviving with the wife are the mother; three daughters, Miss Elizabeth CARDONA, Indianapolis; Mrs. Edward (Janice) RAMSEY, Mohawk, N.J.; Mrs. William (Judith) FORNEY, Muncie; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Thresa SHERROD, Tulsa, Okla; Mrs. Ray (Angela) KENNEDY, Stanton Island, N.Y. and Mrs. Joan SAXER, Rumford, R.I., and five brothrrs, Daniel, East Hartford, Conn.; James, Pawtuckett, R.I.; Andy, Downey, Cal.; George, Barrington, R.I., and Norman [CARDONA], of Cumberland, R.I.

Josephine M. St. John
Mrs. Josephine M. St. JOHN, 88, Kewanna, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born April 4, 1885, in Earl Park, she was the daughter of Flevin and Louise BUTLER COMPAIN. Her marriage was in 1903 in Earl Park to Edward J. St. JOHN. He preceded in death in June, 1947. She was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna VERHOEVE, Kewanna; Mrs. Mary Louise FUELNER, Des Plaines, Ill.; four grandchildre; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. The Father Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart cemetery at Fowler. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Josief Cardona
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Josief B. CARDONA, 700 West Ninth street, who was killed early Wednesday morning in a plane crash east of the Fulton county airport.
The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Grace United Methodist church in Rocheter.

Ivo Hagenbush Sr.
Ivo HAGENBUSH Sr., 70, Argos, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at his residence following a heart seizure.
Born Sept. 6, 1903, at Argos, he was the son of William and Leona BRYAN HAGENBUSH. His marriage was Jan. 20, 1923, at Plymouth to Mabel KINDIG, who survives. He was a former employee of the Studebaker corporation at South Bend and a retired employee of the Indiana State Highway department. He attended the Argos Christian church. He was a member of the Walnut Township Conservation club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Evelyn) TRACY, Argos; four sons, Robert [HAGENBUSH], South Bend; Ivo [HAGENBUSH], Jr., Tyner; Richard [HAGENBUSH], Argos; Donald [HAGENBUSH], R.R. 3, Peru; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Mark (Leona) LANE, Plymouth; four sisters, Mrs. Lynn (Inez) LEIGHTY, Leesburg, Fla.; Mrs. Lott (Corene) GROSSMAN, Argos; Mrs. Mabel BEAM, Plymouth; Mrs. Mildred BENDER, Plymouth. One son and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites wil be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bobbie DeHaven
Word has been received here of the death Thursday of Mrs. Bobbie DeHAVEN of Carrollton, Ga. Mrs. DeHaven was the wife of Pat DeHAVEN, former manager of Hart Schaffner and Marx.
Surviving with Mr. DeHaven is one daughter, Dara [DeHAVEN], a student at Duke universit.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Carrollton. Burial also will be in Carrollton.

Iva E. Wentzel
Mrs. Iva E. WENTZEL, 68, Delphi, died at 5 a.m. Thursday in Home hospital in Lafayette, where she was admitted Monday. She had been ill one year.
She was born Dec. 22, 1904, in Ora. Her marriage was in April, 1924, to Arthur WENTZEL. He died Oct. 19, 1973. She was a member of the Eastern Star lodge at Camden and the St. Matthews Lutheran church at Delphi.
Surviving are five sons, Norman [WENTZEL], of Rochester; Richard [WENTZEL], Lousville, Ky.; Allen [WENTZEL], Phoenix, Ariz.; Leonard [WENTZEL], South Bend, and Wayne [WENTZEL], of Lafayette; one daughter, Rose CLARK, Lafayette; eighteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lloyd funeral home in Delphi with the Rev. Paul BORN officiating. Burial wil be in the Bruce Lake cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. today.

Saturday, December 22, 1973

R. Stanley Baker
R. Stanley BAKER, 59, Kokomo, died of a heart seizure at 9:20 a.m. Friday at his home.
Mr. Baker was born April 25, 1914 at Plymouth to Ray O. and Jessie TURNER BAKER. He was married Aug. 14, 1937 at Plymouth to Mildred A. YORK, who survives. Mr. Baker had lived in Kokomo since early 1972, moving there from Argos where he had lived for two years. He was a maintenance supervisor at Lincolnwood apartments at Kokomo. Mr. Baker was a member of the Mt. Zion New Light Christian church at Kokomo.
Surviving with the wife are the mother; five daghters, Mrs. Burnell (Ruth) BENDER, Woodburn; Mrs. Max (Melba) CONLEY, Indianapolis; Mrs. Ronald (Dorothy) BOONE, Hillsdale, Mich.; Miss Treva BAKER, North Manchester, and Mrs. Val (Cheryl) JAMES, Logansport; two sons, Ross [BAKER], Osceole, and Paul [BAKER], a student at Ball State university, Muncie; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Glenn and Dean [BAKER], Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Cecil BEYLER and Mrs. Ralph SUTER, Plymouth, and Miss Fawn FRITZ, South Bend.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Mnday at the Argos Wesleyan church with the Revs. Lon HELMS and Ralph WESTAFER officiating. Burial will be in he Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos and then at the church one hour prior to services.

Monday, December 24, 1973

Dee Berrier
Dee BERRIER, 81, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. He had been ill one year. Born March 20, 1892, in Fulton county, he was the son of Robert and Frances BERRY BERRIER. His marriage was Dec. 24, 1914, to Eula EWING. She preceded in death in 1970. A retired farmer, he attended the Bethlehem Baptist church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Georgia) NYLAND, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Paul (Frances) ADAMSON, R.R. 2, Rocheter; one grandson, Terry [ADAMSON], R.R. 2, Rochester; a brother, Roscoe [BERRIER], of R.R. 6, Rochester. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 25, 1973

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Wednesday, December 26, 1973

George Feidner
George "Harley" FEIDNER, 91, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday in the Miller Manor nursing home in Plymouth.
Born Jan. 28, 1882, he was the son of Martin and Elizabeth FEIDNER. His first marriage was to Irene SWAFFORD in 1927 in Winamac. She died in 1933. His second marriage was to Thelma HOLLOWAY. She preceded in death in 1953. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Martha BRYANT, Auburn; Mrs. Mary TODD, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Ruth McCULLOUGH, Noblesville; Mrs. Sylvia HARTSHORNE, Lewistown; Mrs. Myrtle MOORE, R.R. 3, Kewanna; five sons, George [FEIDNER], of Riverdale, Ill.; Kurtis [FEIDNER], of California; Charles, David and Marion [FEIDNER], all of R.R. 3, Kewanna; fifteen grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Raleigh WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Bertha M. Besson
Mrs. Bertha M. BESSON, 87, Mentone, died at 5:50 p.m. Monday in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw where she had been a patient since Aug. 27.
Born Sept. 11, 1886, in Harrison township, she was the daughter of William and Ella DECKER SHILLING. Her marriage was Feb. 22, 1911, to Charles W. BESSON. He died Jan. 1, 1962. She had resided in the Mentone community all her life. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church.
Surviving are five sons, Earl and Everett [BESSON], both of Mentone; Dale and John [BESSON], both of Warsaw, and Paul [BESSON], Sidney; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Thelma) EATON, Mentone; one brother, Hubert SHILLING, Warsaw; fourteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Walter HOUSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Dessa O. Hartle
Mrs. Dessa O. HARTLE, 84, 114 West Third street, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Monday. She had been ill two years.
Born March 11, 1889, in Richland Center, she was the daughter of Samuel and Elvira MUDGE BRINEY. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1909 in Rochester to Arthur HARTLE. She had resided in the Rochester community most of her life excep for a short time in Huntington. She attended the Church of God in Rochester.
Surviving are her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie HENDERSON and Mrs. Emma SHIREMAN, boh of Rochester; two brothers, Frank BRINEY, Rochester and Harry BRINEY, Richland Center, and several nieces and nephews. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C.J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Edna F. Bryant
Mrs. Edna Florence BRYANT, 56, 109 1/2 East Ninth street, was found dead at her residence late Tuesday evenig. Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD said death occurred Saturday evening of natural causes.
She was born June 3, 1917, in Los Angeles, Cal., to Fred and Jean BATES SMITH. Her first marriae was to Martin SHRIVER. Her second marriage was to Thomas BRYANT. She was an employee of Utrailco Corporation at Rochester. She had resided here 10 years, moving from Los Angeles. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Winamac.
Surviving are her father and step-mother, of Alhambra, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Sandra) TYLER, R.R. 6, Rochester; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Leslie (Betty) LYNCH, Alhambra, Cal.; two brothers, William and Leonard [SMITH], both of Alhambra. One brother and her mother preceded in death.
Final ries will be at 3:30 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in he I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Carrie Norris
Mrs. Carrie NORRIS, 89, Akron, died at 7:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill for a month.
She was born Feb. 18, 1884 in LaPorte to Frederick and Susan OBITZ KABELIN and had lived in Akron 36 years, moving there from LaPorte. She was married July 9, 1905 in LaPorte to Ira NORRIS, who died Aug. 28, 1932. She was a member of he Akron United Methodist church, the Women's Society of the church, the Akron Home Ec club and the Akron Canasta club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Thelma) KUHN and Mrs. Allen (Carol) KEIRN, both of Akron; four grandchildren, the Rev. Charles ARMSTRONG, Evansville; Ronald L. KUHN, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Edward (Susan) KESTER, Maryland, and Norris A. KEIRN, Akron; six great-gandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ward SUTHERLAND, Richmond, Mich. Five brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Revs. John MOORE, Charles ARMSTRONG and Edward KESTER officiating. Burial will b e in the Patton cemetery at LaPorte. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

George F. Moyer
George F. MOYER, 63, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born Sept. 1, 1910 in Miami county, he was the son of Robert and Trula SANDERSON MOYER. He was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God and had resided in the Macy area since 1946.
Surviving with his wife Fern [MOYER], are one son, Richard [MOYER], R.R. 1, Akron; eight gradchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah SEE, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Mildred SNYDER, Columbia City; two brothers, Lee MOYER, Silver Lake, and Wayne of Roann; one step-daughter, Mrs. Clarence CRIDER, R.R. 2, South Whitley; two step-sons.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Olive Branch Church of God. The Rev. Lowell BURRIS will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at he Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 27, 1973

Estil F. Bowman
Final rites were conducted Wednesday in the Utter-McKinley funeral home in Van Nuys,Cal., for Estil F. BOWMAN, 62, former Fulton county resident, who died Friday at his home in Hacienda Heights, Cal. Burial was in California.
Mr. Bowman was born May 24, 1911, in Wabash county and had spent most of his life in Fulton and Pulaski county areas.
Surviving are his wife, Charlotte [BOWMAN]; two daughters, Mrs. Royce (Cloria) LAMBERT, San Luis Obispo, Cal.; Mrs. T. K. (Cheryl) McCUTCHEON, VanNuys, Cal.; one son, Duane [BOWMAN], R.R. 2, Kokomo; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) ROOS, Chicago; Mrs. J. B. (Lillian) DONNALLY, Hot Springs Village, Ark.; Mrs. Mark (Jeanette) FISHER, Andrews, and Mrs. Richard (Miriam) WRIGHT, Scottsdale, Ariz.; two brothers, Robert [BOWMAN], Elkhart, and Charles [BOWMAN], of LaFontaine, and six grandchildren.

Dean C. Nellans Sr.
Dean C. NELLANS Sr., 78, R.R. 1, Mentone, died unexpectedly at 2 p.m. Wednesday at his home of an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Nellans was born June 22, 1895 at Mentone to George and Ella FUNK NELLANS. He was married in 1920 to Ethel TUCKER, who died in 1938. His second marriage was in 1950 to Alta MORIARTY, who survives. A farmer, Mr. Nellans was a veteran of W.W. I. He was a member of the American Legion and the 40 & Eight of Warsaw. He had lived all of his life in the Mentone area.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Dean [NELLANS] Jr.; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Jerri) SMITH, Mentone; Mrs. Eldred (Juanita) PAULUS, Rochester; Mrs. Glen (Norma) CLAUSS, Bourbon; two step-children, William MORIARITY, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Lloyd (Betty) COWEN, Warsaw; eighteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the King Memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, December 28, 1973

Tobin Patricia Hoffman
Tobin Patricia HOFFMAN, Logansport, one-day-old daughter of Randy and Pamela SWOPE HOFFMAN, frmerly of Akron, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at Riley hospital in Indianapolis.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Tyler [HOFFMAN], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George SWOPE, Columbia City; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald HOFFMAN, R.R. 2, Akron; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Esta SWIHART, Akron; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Wilma WALGAMUTH, Sidney, and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer HOFFMAN, R.R. 2, Mentone.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Akron cemetery with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be i the Akron cemetry. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Delbert Earl Cox
Delbert Earl COX, 45, R.R. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly at his home Thursday at 3:20 p.m.
A farmer and a lifetime resident of Fulton county, he was born Aug. 28, 1928 in Henry township to Paul and Aletha CLINKER COX. He was married in Akron Nov. 26, 1945 to Mary ADAMS, who survives. He was a member of the Athens United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. John (Martha) ROSE, Mentone; Mrs. Vrgil (Phyllis) BIDDINGER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs.William (Linda) KING, R.R. 6, Rochester; two sons, Daniel Earl [COX], R.R. 5, Rocheser, and David Carl [COX], a student at Purdue university; six grandchildren; the parents.
Also surviving are nine sisters, Mrs. Larry (Mary Etta) BASHAM, Mishawaka; Mrs. Tom (Genavee) SNAVELY, Wabash; Miss Helen COX, Akron; Mrs. Bill (Gail) McKENZIE, North Manchester; Mrs. Harold (Pauline) CLAXTON, Akron; Mrs. Ted (Willodean) ROSE, Liberty Mills; Mrs. Steve (Patsy) BELL, Rochester; Mrs. Bill (Jane) KRATZER, Macy, and Mrs. Steve (Jean) KIRBY, Galveston, and three brothers, Milton and Floyd [COX], both of Akron, and Dale [COX], of Fulton. Two brothers, a sister and a granddaughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be i the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Saturday. The family requests that donations other than flowers be made to the Manitou Training Center.

Saturday, December 29, 1973

Jay Harold Myers
Services were to be conducted today at the Mitchler funeral home at Milford for Jay Harold "Jake" MYERS, 67, a former resident of Rochester, who died unexpectedly Wednesday at his home in New Port Richey, Fla.
Burial was to be at Nappanee.
Mr. Myers was born March 3, 1906. A retired employee of Standard Oil company, he had been a Standard Oil agent in Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters and two sisters.

Monday, December 31, 1973

Nora M. Hattery
Mrs. Nora M. HATTERY, 52, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at her home at 5 a.m. Saturday.
She was born May 24, 1921 in Rochester to Isaac and Estella ENGLE KISSINGER. She was married to George F. HATTERY Nov. 17, 1945 in Rochester; he survives.
Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Estella LaVIOLETTE, R.R. 1, Kewanna; a son Rodney [HATTERY], Culver; a daughter, Mrs. Janice AGNEW, Kewanna; a brother, Vern [KISSINGER], Logansport; four sisters, Mrs. Helen MILLER, Kewanna; Mrs. Irene MILLER, Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Catherine KANE and Mrs. Ann REESE, both of Gary, and a grandson.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. James BUTLER officiating. Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens in Winamac. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Alfred R. Ferree
Alfred R. FERREE, 78, Akron, died unexpectedly at 8 a.m. Sunday at his home of a heart attack.
Mr. Ferree was born Aug. 8, 1895 in Wabash county to Emory and Laura ARMEY FERREE. He was married March 29, 1919 at Akron to Goldie SMOKER, who survives. Mr. Ferree had lived his entire lifetime in the Akron community. A retired farmer and mobile home dealer, he was a member of the Akron Church of God, Wally Byom Caravan club and the Internation HET club.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Glendora) SMITH, Wabash, and Mrs. Evelyn LOWMAN, Akron; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mary GRONNGER, Silver Lake; a brother, John [FERREE], Seattle, Wash. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary M. McClain
Mrs. Mary M. McCLAIN, 76, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 5:30 a.m. today.
She was born July 3, 1897 in Hawkins county, Tenn., to Joseph and Nancy GRUBBS WHITE. She was married to Ott McCLAIN May 5, 1912 in Greene county, Tenn.; he died May 19, 1973. She was a member of the Sharon Wesleyan church near Kewanna.
Surviving are a son, Arthur [McCLAIN], Star City; six daughters, Mrs. Fanny McQUILLAN, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Bessie GRUBBS, Syracuse; Mrs. Mae RINGLE, Akron; Mrs. Louise McALLISTER, East Gary; Mrs. Lottie MACKEY, Santa Ana, Cal.; and Mrs. Pearl JONES, Pittsburgh, Pa.; a brother, Bruce WHITE, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl BROWN, both of Yedter, Cal; twenty-four grandchildren, and forty great-grandchildren.
Rites will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Ira HOLT officiating. Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Frank E. Hooks Jr.
Frank E. HOOKS Jr., 25, Akron, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Veteran's Administration hospital in Marion after an illness of several months.
Born Aug. 13, 1948 in Wheelwright, Ky., he was the son of Frank and Maggie TUSA HOOKS. He had lived in Akron 15 years. He was married in 1967 to Garnetta SPARKS, who survives. A factory employee, he was a member of the Southside Free Will Baptist church of Wabash.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Gloria Jean [HOOKS], at home; the parents; six sisters, Mrs. William (Betty) WILLIAMS, Mrs. Lee (Linda) HOWARD and Miss Sue HOOKS, all of Akron; Mrs. Larry (Ruby) STEELE, Miss Rita HOOKS and Mrs. Don (Josephine) EASTERDAY, all of Wabash; three brothers, James [HOOKS], Rochester, and Adrian and Carl [HOOKS], both of Wabash.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Southside Free Will Baptist church of Wabash with the Rev. Melvin STAGGS officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

R. Clifford Lambron
R. Clifford LAMBRON, 81, Plymouth, died at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth after a one-year illness.
Mr. Lambron was born Dec. 13, 1892 in Pulaski county to Frank and Laura SMITH LAMBRON. He lived most of his life in Marshall and Fulton counties. He was married Feb. 14, 1915 at Rochester to Gertrude C. WISELY, who survives. Mr. Lambron was a retired farmer and livestock trucker.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Ralph [LAMBRON], Plymouth; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth BOWMAN and Mrs. Glenn MARKLEY, Plymouth; four sisters, Mrs. Garfield HANSON, Rochester; Mrs. Willie SAILORS, Clearwater, Fla.; Mrs. Charles WHARTON, Mottsville, Mich., and Mrs. Paul BLUE, Sturgis, Mich.; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnson funeral home at Plymouth with the Rev. William NANGLE officiating. Burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today.
[NOTE: Robert C. LAMBORN married Gertrude C. WISELEY February 14, 1915 - Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983.]

Fred L. Ritchie
Fred L. "Bill" RITCHIE, 79, 1312 Washington street, died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Dec. 24. He had been ill 3 1/2 months.
Born Oct. 12, 1894 in Lebanon, he was the son of Morris and Gertrude CORY RITCHIE and he moved here from West Lafayette in April of 1964. He was married June 20, 1920 in Rochester to Helen Van TRUMP, who survives. Retired from the automobile industry, Mr. Ritchie was a member of the Rochester Elks and Manitou Moose lodges and Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity. He had attended Purdue university and he served overseas during World War I.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ann) COAPSTICK, Kirklin; a son, Bill B. RITCHIE, Fargo, N.D.; three grandchildre, Janet, Sara and Kay COAPSTICK, and two sisters, Mrs. John COONS and Mrs. Herbert RANSDALL, both of Lebanon.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until time of services.