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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1974

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The Rochester Sentinel

1974

Wednesday, January 2, 1974

Clement I. Newman
Clement Irvin "Clem" NEWMAN, 64, Lake Manitou, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Dec. 26.
Fulton County Sanitation Officer for the past six years, Mr. Newman had resided here since 1953, moving from Mexico.
He was born Nov. 24, 1904, in Miami county to Medford Kyle NEWMAN and Mildred ANDERSON IRELAND. His marriage was Oct 14, 1938, in Denver to Lucile NASH, who survives. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, Masonic lodge 347 at Mexico, Rochester Elks lodge and the State Sanitation Association. He was a member of the Lake Manitou association and at the time of his death was president of the organization.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Samuel [NEWMAN], Rochester; two grandchildren, Melissa and Amy [NEWMAN], both of Rochester; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Marion IRELAND, Rocheter; one brother, Medford Kyle NEWMAN, Hobart; an aunt, Mrs. Mable SMITH, Mexico. His father preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Mary A. Bupp
Mrs. Mary A. BUPP, 82, 1102 Franklin street, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester nursing home. She had been seriously ill six weeks.
Born Nov. 9, 1891, in Sheldon, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Cora Belle HATCLIFF McNOUN. Her marriage was to Gates H. BUPP. He died in 1922. A retired dietician at Purdue university, she had resided here since 1955, moving from Indianapolis. She was a member of the Christian Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Inc.
Surviving are one son, George V. BUPP, Rochester, and several cousins. A sister, Margaret C. DIELMAN, preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, January 3, 1974

Mary A. Bupp
Final rites for Mrs. Mary A. BUPP, 83, 1102 Franklin avenue, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Brook (Ind.) cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
Mrs. Bupp died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester nursing home following a serious illness of six weeks.

Glenna Hubert
Word was received Wednesday evening that Mrs. Glenna HUBERT, formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday morning at Bradenton, Fla., in the Manitee Memorial hospital. She had live in Florida five years.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jessie MOORE, South Bend, and five cousins, including Mrs. Delbert HUNTER and Mrs. Eugene BUCKINGHAM, both of Rochester; Mrs. Grace GARNER and Mrs. Marie CORBETT, both of Kewanna.
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Forrest G. HAY funeral home in South Bend. The body may be viewed between 2 and 4 p.m. Friday.

Estella Sheets Lockhart
Mrs. Estella (POFFENBARGER) SHEETS LOCKHART, 97, South Bend, former resident of the Burton community, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter in South Bend.
She was born Oct. 29, 1876, in Fulton county to Sylvester and Delila HARDING POFFENBARGER. Her first marriage was in 1901 to Lon SHEETS. He died in 1934. Her second marriage was in 1939 to William LOCKHART. He preceded in death in 1959. Mrs. Lockhart was a member of the Burton United Methodist church. For many years she was the Burton Neighborhood correspondent for the Rochester Sentinel. She had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Lowell (Nondas) OLIVER, for the past 5 1/2 years.
Also surviving with Mrs. Oliver is a daughter, Mrs. W. Joe (Faye) HARRIS, also of South Bend; four grandchildren, John OLIVER, Springfield, O.; Michael R. SHEETS, Miami, Ariz.; Mrs. Russell WEED, Tucson, Ariz., and Jack D. SHEETS Jr., California; four great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sam W. TURNER, Mesa, Ariz. A son and one daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. John WORTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Harry B. Rhodes
Harry Beecher RHODES, 65, died Tuesday at 10 p.m. at his home on R.R. 1, Lucerne, where his body was discovered at 3 p.m. Wednesday by his daughter, Mrs. Roger SWANSON. Death was from natural causes.
Born Feb. 7, 1908, in Richland township of Fulton county, he was the son of Riley and Mattie MARTIN RHODES and had lived 43 years in the Metea community. His marriage was Dec. 24, 1930, in Marshall county, to Mary E. KOCHEL, who preceded in death Aug. 11, 1956.
Mr. Rhodes was a farmer and a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Surviving are his mother, R.R. 3, Rochester; the daughter, Mrs. Roger (Rosemary) SWANSON, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; two sons, Eddie [RHODES], R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Harry [RHODES], Charleston, W. Va.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one brother, Dean [RHODES], R.R. 1, Tippecanoe.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Forrest HARVEY officiating, assisted by the Rev. G. C. MORGAN. Burial will be at the Metea cemetery and friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, January 4, 1974

Louise E. Zartman
Mrs. Louise Elsie ZARTMAN, 81, Fulton, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient four weeks.
Born Oct. 27, 1892, in Fulton county, she was the daugher of John Henry and Catherine GREEN MEYER. Her marriage was Dec. 31, 1915, in Rochester to Vern E. ZARTMAN. He died in 1967. She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church and the KOTG club.
Surviving are two sons, Donald [ZARTMAN], Rochester, and Russell [ZARTMAN], of Springfield, Ill.; one brother, Omer MEYER, Fort Wayne; several nieces and nephews. One grandson, six brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton United Methodist church. The Rev. Howard TYNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Coda Miller
Mrs. Coda MILLER, 89, formerly of Kewanna, died at Hemet, Cal., at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday.
She was born Oct. 28, 1884. She was married to Clyde E. MILLER Feb. 11, 1905; he died April 14, 1957. She was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Elmer C. [MILLER], of Hemet, Cal. a brother, Fred HOWER, of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel OWENS, of Arizona, and Mrs. Goldie McDANIEL, of Florida; six grandchildre; twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Calling hours have not been arraned yet.

Clement I. Newman
Memorial services for Clement I. NEWMAN, 64, Lake Manitou, will be conducted in the Foster & Good funeral home at 7:30 p.m. today by the Rochester Elks lodge. The Masonic lodge No. 347 will conduct memorial services at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Newman died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Dec. 26. Final rites will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, January 5, 1974

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Monday, January 7, 1974

Dr. Karl R. Ruddell
Services were conducted Sunday for Dr. Karl R. RUDDELL, a former surgeon at Woodlawn hospital who was one of the founders of Winona hospital in Indianapolis. He died in Indianapolis Friday. Dr. Ruddell came to Woodlawn once or twice a week to perform surgery for a number of years.

Fred R. Green
Fulton county went less than five full days before recording its first traffic fatality of 1974.
Fred R. GREEN, 84, R.R. 2, Macy, was killed at 9:30 a.m. Saturday when his car was hit broadside on the driver's side on U.S. 31 at the Fulton-Miami county line.
The accident occurred juast a few feet inside Fulton county--in the northbound lane of U.S. 31 at its junction wih the Macy road--seven miles south of Rochester at Speck's Corners.
Miami County Coroner Maurice SIXBY said Green died instantly of a broken neck when his car, going east on the Nyona Lake Road, was hit by an auto being driven south on U.S. 31 by Robert L. SMELTZER, 42, Greentown.
State police and the Fulton county sheriff's office said Green went through a stop sign. Smeltzer swerved to his left trying to avoid a collision and the cars collided in the northbound lane of U.S. 31 three or four feet inside Fulton county.
The impact knocked Green's car 199 feet and it came to a stop in a field south of the Macy road and east of U.S. 31.
Smeltzer suffered only a cut on his right hand and a bump on his knee but because he had a heart condition he was taken to Woodlawn hospital for examination. He was not admitted.
Damage was estimated at $1,500 to each vehicle.
Funeral services for Green will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bethlehem Methodist church south of Peru.

J. Barrett Irvine
J. Barrett IRVINE, 64, Culver, died Friday afternoon in the Palms of Pasedena hospital in Gulfport, Fla., following a two-month illness.
He was born March 8, 1909, in Rocheter to Harrison and Grace BARRETT IRVINE. He had owned and operated the Culver City drug store from 1948 until his retirement in 1970. Since then he had spent the winter months in Florida. He was a member of the Rochester First Christian church, Culver-Union Township Chamber of Commerce, Culver Lions club, LaPorte Elks lodge, Indiana Pharmaceutical association and the National Association of Retail Druggists. He was married April 29, 1938 to C. Lucille HOESEL, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Aileen SHULTZ) NOOE, Eden, N.C.; the mother, Mrs. Grace MARTIN, Rochester, and five grandchildren.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bonine funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

William Johnson
William "Bid" JOHNSON, 75, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth where he had been a patient just a few days.
Born June 14, 1898, in Tippecanoe, he was the son of Jay and Lucinda STROSNIDER JOHNSON. His marriage was Nov. 6, 1937, at Plymouth to Pauline HUMES, who survives. A retired employee of the Marshall County Highway department, he had resided all of his life in the Tippecanoe area.
Also surviving are one daughter, Terry Lynn [JOHNSON], at home; two sons, Larry Lee [JOHNSON], at home, and Ronald [JOHNSON], of Culver; several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ernie WILBER will officiate. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery at Tippecanoe. Friends may call at the funeral home.

William Berger
William E. BERGER, 87, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient two days.
Born Jan. 28, 1886, in Miami county, he was the son of William and Mary Jane ANGLEMYER BERGER. His marriage was Aug. 6, 1910, in Rochester to Gertrude FLENNER. She died in 1966. A retired farmer, he had resided all his life in the Akron area. He was a member of the Christian church at Macy.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Merlyn (Mary Ruth) MORRIS, R.R. 1, Akron; two granddaughters, Mrs. Donald (Linda) NICODEMUS, Akron; Mrs. Dale (Lana) BOWYER, Argos; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ralph (Marie) WHITTENBERGER, Akron; two brothers, Wilfred [BERGER], Crown Point, and Noah [BERGER], of Hammond. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 8, 1974

Ann Smith
Miss Ann SMITH, 80, Kewanna, died at 3 a.m. today in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born April 8, 1893, in Cook County, Ill., she was the daughter of James C. and Mary KEHOE SMITH. A retired telephone operator, she had resided in Kewanna four years, moving from Chicago. She was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. She had made her home with her niece, Mrs. Eileen HOWARD, Kewanna. She survives.
Also surviving are nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. The Father Richard SMITH will officiate. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 5 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

George V. Bupp
George V. BUPP, 53, 1314 Monroe street, died at 11 p.m. Monday at the Veterans Administration hospital at Indianapolis. He was admitted to the hospital Saturday.
Mr. Bupp was born March 16, 1920 at Kentland to Gates H. and Mary A. McNOUN BUPP. His mother died, just recently, Jan. 1. Mr. Bupp moved here in 1955 from Indianapolis. He was married Jan. 9, 1953 at Indianapolis to Hazel WRIGHT, who survives. He was a veteran of WW II.
Surviving with the wife are several cousins.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Barbara Rinaldo
Funeral services and burial were conducted Friday for Mrs. Barbara DeMARCO RINALDO, 89, Akron, O., mother of Tony DeMARCO of Rochester. She died Wednesday in St. Thomas hospital at Stow, O.
A native of Italy, she had lived in the Akron, O., area since 1944. She was a member of St. Martha's Catholic church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Isabelle MACYDLASKI, Akron, O.; three sons, Russell DeMARCO, Meriden, Conn., Frank DeMARCO, North Canton, O., and John DeMARCO, Tallmadge, O.; a brother, Frank Del CASTRO, Ferndale, Mich., and eleven grandchildren.

Wednesday, January 9, 1974

Loraine P. Heckathorn
Mrs. Loraine P. HECKATHORN, 62, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Born July 26, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of Harry Roeten and Zulah ROBIDOUX ODO. Her first marriage was to Lowell Ernest SCOTT in 1929. He preceded in death. Her second marriage was to Eddie E. HECKATHORN, who survives. She was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses.
Also surviving are seven sons, Lowell SCOTT, Logansport; Norman SCOTT, Indianapolis; Milton HECKATHORN, Deedsville; Phillip HECKATHORN, Macy; John and Henry HECKATHORN, Logansport, and Nathan HECKATHORN, at home; six daughters, Mrs. Faith HOIBERG, Boise, Ida.; Mrs. James CUNNIGHAM, Amboy; Mrs. Alberta YIKE, Logansport; Mrs. Martha BLEDSOE, Paris, Ky.; Mrs. Charity BARNHILL, Galveston, Mrs. Laura MARKUM, Macy; twenty-seven grandchildren. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the McCain funeral home. Burial will be in EverRest Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, January 10, 1974

E. Faye Damas
Mrs.E. Faye DAMAS, 78, 1322 Franklin street, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo, where she had been admitted last Thursday following a hip and shoulder fracture from a fall on the ice.
Born Sept. 7, 1895 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Francis and Sarah WOODHOUSE DAVIS. Her marriage was Aug. 1, 1916, in Rochester, to John A. DAMAS. He preceded in death in 1933. She had spent her life in the Rochester area and was a member of the Rebekah lodge, Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine, and Mothers of World War II. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Gerald E. DAMAS; three grandchildren, Dru Ann, Ty Lynn and Seth DAMAS, all of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Vern (Annabelle) SANDERS, Rochester; two nephews, Francis and Wendell SANDERS, both of Rochester, and one nieces, Mrs. Frank LONG, Talma. Two daughters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. the Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rocheter. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:30 to 4:30 and 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

George C. Baum
George C. BAUM, 89, Nashville, former Akron and Rochester resident, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Turtle Creek Convalescent Center at Fort Wayne. He had been ill three years. The former owner and operator of the Irelan-Baum Elevator in Akron, Mr. Baum had lived in Nashville 15 years, moving from Lake Manitou. He had resided in Akron prior to moving to Rochester.
Born Aug. 14, 1884, at Sweetser, he was the son of William and Roxy RIGGS BAUM. His marriage was Sept. 17, 1907 in Marion to Golda DICKENS. She preceded in death in 1972. He was a 50-year member of the Akron Masonic Lodge. A well known county artist, he was a member of the Brown County Art Gallery.
Suviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Helen) IRELAN, Akron; Miss Elizabeth BAUM, San Francisco; one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) TROYER, Huntington; three great-grandchildre. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz vuneral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until the hour of service on Saturday.

Friday, January 11, 1974

Maude Bruce
Mrs. Maude BRUCE, 76, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born May 26, 1897, in Cass county, she was the daughter of Ora and Minnie REED BURTON. Her marriage was Dec. 23, 1914, in Cass county to Ervin BRUCE, who survives. She was a member of the Indian Creek Christian church.
Also surviving are one son, Carl [BRUCE], R.R. 1, Lucerne; three daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Lois) MARKLEY, R.R. 6, Rocheter; Mrs. Clarence (Esther) KEMNETZ, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Dwight (Ruth) REED, R.R. 2, Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Mary BACKUS, Lucerne; Mrs. Nola DOUGLASS, Rochester; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Royal Center. The Rev. Gene SELLERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Indian Creek Christian church. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Frank S. Comer
Frank S. COMER, 72, died unexpectedly at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at his residence. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born July 12, 1901, in Fulton county, he was the son of Oliver and Barbara DeBOLT COMER. His marriage was Aug. 24, 1929, in Peru to Dosia DICKERHOFF, who survives. Before retirement, he had owned and operated the Comer garage in Akron. He had resided in the Akron area since 1926, moving from Roann. He was a member of the First Brethren Church of Roann and the Akron Masonic lodge.
Surviving are nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.
final rites will be at 1:30 p.m.Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. William KERNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Trainining Center or the Heart Fund.

Saturday, January 12, 1974

James B. Middleton
James B. MIDDLETON, 84, 307 SW Argos, died at 5 a.m. today in his home after an extended illness.
He was born May 28, 1889 southeast of Argos to Comley and Rosanna HART MIDDLETON. He had resided all his life in the Argos community except for 20 years while he was in professional baseball. He was a pitcher and manager with the Pacific Coast League, with the Detroit team, with the Texas League, Seattle, Wash., team and with the Minneapolis Millers team. In 1961 he retired from the Marshall county highway department. He was married Dec. 14, 1910 in Plymouth to Bessie M. FEIKERT, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a son, James J. [MIDDLETON], Cincinnati, O., and a grandson, Jeffry Scot [MIDDLETON]. He was the last of a family of seven.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Monday.

Claude Clarke
Claude CLARKE, 75, Peru, died of a heart attack outside his home Friday morning according to a niece, Mrs. Moneta QUINN of 215 East 10th street. A retired Paru police officer, he was a frequent visitor in Rochester.

Monday, January 14, 1974

Cecil H. Smith
Cecil H. SMITH, 49, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 4:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was taken after becoming ill early this morning at work at the Sealed Power corporation.
Born Feb. 22, 1924, in Rochester, he was the son of Duff and Mary SMITH. His marriage was to Marilee ROBISON in April 1964. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Rochester American Legion Post, Eagles lodge at Rochester, and the Father's auxiliary of the VFW.
Surviving with his wife are one step-son, Richard E. ROBISON, R.R. 3, Peru; one grandson, Rex ROBISON, R.R. 3, Peru; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Wilma) ROBISON, Kokomo, and nieces and nephews. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Fred Blanchard Jr.
Fred BLANCHARD Jr., 52, 1640 Monroe street, owner of the Blanchard Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service here, died at 11:05 a.m. Saturday at his home of an apparent coronary attack. He had been in failing health for three years.
He was born July 25, 1921 in Putmanville, Mo., and had lived here since 1952, moving from Davenport, Ia. He was married Oct. 22, 1947 in Davenport to Pauline HOLLOWAY, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Moose lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, all of Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Jerry [BLANCHARD], R.R. 2, Rochester; two step-children, Mrs. Roy (Phyllis) NORMAN, Westover Air Force Base, Mass., and Marvin VanLUE, Fort Lauderale, Fla.; eleven gradchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Ora) MUNDAY, Albuquerque, N.M.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C.J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the VFW and the American Legion.

Alta Goss
Mrs. Alta GOSS, 77, 128 East Seventh street, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient one week. She had been at Canterbury Manor convalescent home before that. She had been in failing health three years.
She was born Nov. 28, 1896 near Lawton in Pulaski county to Thomas and Dianis MILLER OVERMYER and had resided here for one year, moving from Sebastan, Fla. Prior to that she had lived in Plymouth. Her first marriage was to Irvin KELLER. She was married to Obert S. GOSS in 1948 at LaPorte; he survives. She was a member of the United Methodist church in Sebastian, Fla.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy ROWE, We-Like-It trailer court; a son, Donald KELLER, North Judson; four grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Mrs. Edna WILSON, Rochester; three step-sons, Raymond GOSS and Howard GOSS, both of Rochester, and Virgil GOSS, San Jose, Cal.; three sisters, Mrs. Glen (Lera) WILSON, Rochestr; Mrs. Gladys DECK, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Hazel YELTON, Sebastian, Fla., and nieces and nephews.
Rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at 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 after 3 p.m. today.

Orten V. Norris
Orten Vern NORRIS, 78, Phoenix, Ariz., former Fulton county resident, died Sunday in Doctor's hospital in Phoenix.
He was born Aug. 16, 1895, in Fulton, to W. P. and Celia HEDGES NORRIS. His marriage was to Florence McCAY NORRIS. She preceded in Death. Mr. Norris had resided in Fulton and Liberty townships until 1947 when he moved to Arizona. He was a former cattle farmer and stockman here and was in the cattle business in Phoenix for the past 26 years.
Surviving are one son, Dewey E. [NORRIS], of Phoenix; a sister, Lola EWER, Indianapolis; one grandchild; two great-grandsons.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Messinger funeral chapel in Scottsdale, Ariz. Burial will be in Scottsdale.

Shawn Marie Haynes
Final graveside rites were conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Culver Masonic cemetery for Shawn Marie HAYNES, infant daughter of Kenneth and Roberta AULT HAYES, of Plymouth. The Rev. Creed ALLEN officiated. The Grossman funeral home in Argos was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Saturday morning at 2:13 o'clock in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
Surviving with her parents are one half-brother, Ross A. HAYNES, Plymouth; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray MECHLING, Bourbon; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Gene ROSSI, Plymouth; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARDESTY Sr., Argos; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Rose AULT, of Argos.

Darcy Ann Mikesell
Darcy Ann MIKESELL, daughter of Dennis and Joyce ROE MIKESELL of Syracuse, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, one day following her birth in Goshen general hospital in Goshen.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, Dennis A. MIKESELL Jr., at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert ROE, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin MIKESELL, R.R. 5, Rochester; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Alice WHITE, Mexico, Ind.; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence MIKESELL, R.R. 5, Rochester, and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were conducted this afternoon at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery by the Rev. Josef PALAT. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, January 15, 1974

Cecil H. Smith
Among the survivors of Cecil H. SMITH, R.R. 5, Rochesgter, are a sister, Mrs. Robert (Wilma) MARTIN, Kokomo; a step-son, Richard E. ROBISON, and a grandson, Rex ROBISON, both of R.R. 3, Rochester. The names were incorrectly listed in Monday's account of Mr. Smith's death.

Wednesday, January 16, 1974

Otis Morgan
Otis "Doc" MORGAN, 73, former Rochester resident, died at 12:01 a.m. today in the Soldiers Home at Lafayette where he had resided for 1 1/2 years. He had been seriously ill two weeks.
Born March 31, 1900 in Fulton county, he was the son of Hiram and Lottie HOLLOWAY MORGAN. He was a chef and had lived the majority of his life in this area. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Rochester and a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Edward (Pauline) O'DELL, Mishawaka; two brothers, Donald [MORGAN], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Charles [MORGAN], R.R. 3, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. John WORTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and until the time of service on Thursday.

Thursday, January 17, 1974

Mark M. Zimmerman
Mark M. ZIMMERMAN, 34, 813 Pontiac street, was found dead early today at his residence. Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD said death was due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
He was born April 15, 1939, in Rochester to Ralph ad Hester STREVE ZIMMERMAN. is marriage was April 2, 1962, in Rochester to Yvette BLUE, who survives. He was employed by Indiana Metal Products in Rocheser as a self-service manager. He had lived the majority of his life in this area with the exception of one year spent in Lafayette. He spent four years in he U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post in Rochester.
Surviving with his wife are four sons, Raymond, Eric, Mathew and Jason [ZIMMERMAN], all at home; his mother, Mrs. Hester ZIMMERMAN, Rochester; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph ZIMMERMAN, R.R. 1, Rocheter; one brother, Edward [ZIMMERMAN], Wheat Ridge, Colo., and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, January 18, 1974

Mark M. Zimmerman
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mark M. ZIMMERMAN, 813 Pontic street, who died Thursday morning at his residence. He was the son of Ralph and Hester STREBE ZIMMERMAN.
The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The Rochester American Legion Post will conduct Military graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday until the time of service. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the charity of one's choice. A survivor not previously listed is a step-sister, Mrs. Vernon (Marilyn) MYERS, Aurora, Colo.

James I. Ryan Sr.
James I, RYAN Sr., 78, died unexpectedly at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at the Kingston nursing home in Plymouth. He had been a patient two weeks.
Born June 27, 1895, in Delroy, O., he was the son of George H. and Maggie RUSSELL RYAN. His marriage was Jan. 14, 1922, at Morrison, Ill., to Ethel Mae ADAMS. She died in 1972. He was a former employee of the McCord company and a retired employee of the McAllister Machine company in Fort Wayne. A veteran of World War I, he had resided in Argos two years, coming from Plymouth where he had made his home for 25 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post at Plymouth and the Fathers' auxiliary of the Plymouth VFW Post.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Donna EVERDON, R.R. 1, Argos; three sons, Mason RYAN, Calumet City, Ill.; Raymond Leroy RYAN, Argos; Alfred RYAN, Oskaloosa, Ia.; twenty-seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren. Two daughters and one son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Pearl Street Church of God in Plymouth. Pastor Don ATKINSON will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens of the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. The Plymouth American Legion will assist at the graveside. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Saturday, January 19, 1974

Clarence A. Whitney
Culver, Ind. (AP) - Funeral services are set for Monday at 2 p.m. in the Culver Memorial chapel for Clarence Alden "Terry" WHITNEY, a leader of the Culver Military Academy for 46 years.
The 83-year-old Whitney died Friday in Plymouth Parkview hospital following a lengthy illness.
Whitney, a native of Portland, Me., and a graduate of the University of Maine, came to the academy in 1927. He served in various leadership capacities, including coach of the polo team.

Monday, January 21, 1974

Kenneth H. Luckenbill
Kenneth H. LUCKENBILL, 66, a Republican member of the Fulton Board of County Commissioners for the past seven years, died unexpectedly at 9:45 p.m. Saturday at his residence, R.R. 1, Akron. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Luckenbill was elected to the county board in the fall of 1966 and began his term in January of 1967. He was reelected in the 1970 voting and the term ends this year. The district he represented, the Second, is composed of Rochester, Henry and Union townships.
The other two county commissioners, George CRAIG and Leroy CRIPPEN, will appoint a person to serve the remainder of Mr. Luckenbill's term.
Mr. Luckenbill was born March 18, 1907, in Miami county to Alonzo and Elizabeth FOOR LUCKENBILL. His marriage was Oct. 23, 1931, at Denver to Mary E. ROYER, who survives. A retired farmer, he came to the Akron community in 1927, moving from Miami county. He was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge, Akron Order of Eastern Star, Scottish Rite at South Bend, Eagles, Moose and Elks lodges and the Fathers Auxiliary of the VFW.
Also surviving are three daughters, Nancy LUCKENBILL, at home; Mrs. Richard (Shirley) ADAMSON, Akron; Mrs. Bruce (Judy) GRINDLE, Syracuse; one son, Gary [LUCKENBILL], of Akron; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. J. E. (Loda) GOFF, Stanwood, Wash., and nieces and nephews. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Scroxton
Mrs. Mary SCROXTON, 87, former resident at 611 East Ninth street, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Masonic home at Franklin, Ind.
Born in July, 1884, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Harvey and Laura HEETER RALSTIN. Her marriage was to Charles SCROXTON. He preceded in death. She was a chiropractor in Hammond and Gary. Mrs. Scroxton was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Rochester.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ethel JUSTICE, Mrs. Cora BATHRIC and Mrs. Dorothy DICKEY, all of Satellite Beach, Fla., and nieces and nephews.
Final graveside rites will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. The Rev. [Josef] PALAT will officiate. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert B. Jernigan
Robert Bryan JERNIGAN, 41, McKinley neighborhood, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Thursday.
A career soldier in the U.S. Army, he was born Dec. 6, 1932, at Detroit, Mich., to W. J. and Olivia GOODY JERNIGAN. His marriage was Dec. 27, 1957, at Wahiawa, Hawaii to Lottie J. HIBBARD, who survives. Mr. Jernigan moved to Rochester from Detroit in 1948. In 1951 he joined the Army serving in Korea and Vietnam where he was awarded he Purple Heart. He returned to Rochester in 1972. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Spearfish, S.D. and the United Church of Christ there.
Also surviving are one son, Robert JERNIGAN Jr., R.R. 2, Rochester; five daughters, Mrs.Tom (Deborah) CULBERTSON, Terre Haute; Terese, Tina, Jorfanna and Lynda [JERNIGAN], all at home; one grandson; his mother, Mrs. Oivia JERNIGAN, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Felix ROZEK, Saginaw, Mich.; two brothers, Michael [JERNIGAN], of Akron, and Joseph [JERNIGAN], of Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Morse "Pat" UTTER, Akron; Mrs. Voight (Shirley) ALLRED, White Pigeon, Mich.; Mrs. John (Midge) RAMSEY, Akron. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Athens. Full military rites at the graveside will be conducted by a chaplain from Fort Benjamin Harrison. The Masonic lodge will conduct services at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Fort Meade Memorial Fund.

India B. Angle
India B. ANGLE, 92, Logansport, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru. She had been ill since Christmas.
Mrs. Angle was born Dec. 31, 1881 in Franklin county to Mordecai and Mary Ellen MONTGOMERY BOONE. She was married April 20, 1904 at Rocky Mountain, Va., to John Harvey ANGLE, who died in 1964. Mrs. Angle had lived 63 years in Logansport, moving there from Virginia. She was a member of the Mexico German Baptist church.
Surviving are nine daughters, Mrs. Mildred HARRISON, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Vernie CARNEY, Logansport; Mrs. Ruby SULLIVAN, Peru; Mrs. Esther MORRIS, Pamona Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Addie MILLER, Rives Junction, Mich.; Mrs. Owen JONES, Peru; Mrs. Maxine BURKHOLDER, New Waverly; Mrs. Carl J. SCOTT and Mrs. Margaret KINGERY, Logansport; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jane MAVERICK, Peru; thirty-two grandchildren; forty-eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bessie RITCHEY, Harrisburg, Va.; four brothers, J. P. BOONE, Wabash; John BOONE, Kenyan City, Colo; Harry BOONE, Banning, Cal., and Kline BOONE, Wirtz, Va. Two sons preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mexico German Baptist church with Elders L.D. WOLF and Morris WAGNOR officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem cemetery in Cass county. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31.

Tuesday, January 22, 1974

Laura A. Stubbs
A woman who collapsed on the sidewalk in front of the Rochester Newsstand,720 Main street, received immediate assistance from at least half a dozen persons early Monday afternoon.
Unfortunately, their efforts proved to be futile; the woman, Mrs. Laura A. STUBBS of Culver, was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital.
Giving the most dramatic help were three registered nurses, who left the Mode O'Day shop next door to the Newsstand shortly after Mrs. Stubbs fell to the sidewalk. "When they saw her, they really took over," said a witness.
Miss Agnes IDQUIVAL, an R.N. at Starke county hospital in Knox, administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation while Miss Ofelia CABANAN, also an R.N. at the Knox hospital, attended to a cut on the back of Mrs. Stubbs' head sustained in the fall.
Teresits DAYRIT CUA, an R.N. at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Wiamac, also gave aid, but her efforts were restricted somewhat because she is pregnant.
When the mouth-to-mouth resudcitation did not restore Mrs. Stubb s' breathing, Miss Idquaval resorted to heart Massage; for at least 15 minutes, the slightly-built nurse pumped Mrs. Stubbs' chest with both hands.
Rochester firemen were called and they applied a resuscitator to the mouth.
Dick JOHNSON of Rochester, also early on the scene, assisted the efforts to help the woman.
Mrs. Don (Jackie) BURKETT, who works at the DeBruler Studio next-door south of the Newsstand, learned the identity of the woman from papers in her purse and telephoned her daughter in Culver.
When Miss Idqival asked that a doctor be called, Mrs. Burkett went to the telephone again, but busy signals prevented her from contacting one. So her husband sprinted around the corner at Eighth and Main streets to the office of Dr. Joseph RICHARDSON. Then he ran back to report that Dr. Richardson was not in his office and that he was told the woman should be taken to the hospital.
As an ambulance left for the hospital with the woman, her badly-shaken husband appeared and then prepared to drive to the hospital, but Police Chief Roy CALVERT insisted that he travel in a police car rather than try to drive himself.
As the crowd of spectators dispersed, no one except possibly the three nurses knew if Mrs. Stubbs would survive. But at least the onlookers did know that a person obviouly in need of help was not ignored by passersby too busy, or too afraid, to give aid.
Laura A. STUBBS, 68, R.R. 2, Culver, died at 1 p.m. Monday in downtown Rochester of a heart attack.
Mrs. Stubbs was born Sept. 27, 1905 at Knox to William and Rose BLACK SHAW. She was married June 18,1927 at Knox to Carl STUBBS, who survives. Mrs. Stubbs had lived the past 45 years in the Culver community, moving from Monterey. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist church, Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge, Emily Jane Culver chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and a past member of the World War Mothers.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, William L. [STUBBS], Elkhart, and Donald M. [STUBBS], Culver; a daughter, Mrs. Richard R. (Marlene) SHODDY, Culver; a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Dorothy) MANIS, Culver; three brothers, William, Wesley, and Robert SHAW, Knox, and three grandsons.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wesley United Methodist church in Culver with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday, and at the church until the time of service.
The Maxinkuckee lodge, No. 844, will hold memorial services at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society will be accepted b the family.

Myrtle L. Oldham
Myrtle L. OLDHAM, 83, Twelve Mile, died at 12:12 p.m. Monday at the Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru. She was admitted to the hospital only a few hours before her death.
Mrs. Oldham was born Sept. 2, 1890 in Cass county to Isaac and Sarah Jane BOWMAN MARQUIS. She was maried to Jacob DAWALT, who died in February, 1940. Mrs. Oldham was married in December, 1946 at Logansport to George OLDHAM, who survives.
Surviving with the husband are two children, Alva DAWALT, Montpelier, O., and Mrs. Hazel SWANK, Macy; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. A son, Lyman DAWALT, preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain funeral home at Ind. 16 and U.S. 31 with the Rev. Howard L. TYNER officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Harry E. Widows
Harry E. WIDOWS, 83, longtime resident of Lake Manitou, died late Monday evening at Community hospital in Indianapolis. Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Wednesday, January 23, 1974

Harry E. Widows
Services for Harry E. WIDOWS, 83, Lake Manitou, who died Monday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Josef W. PALAT officiating. Burial will be in Citizens cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Widows was born May 27, 1890 at Cicero to Madison E. and Sarah WILES WIDOWS. He was married Nov. 13, 1913 at Rochester to Elsie M. STEFFEY, who died Jan. 21, 1970. Mr. Widows was a 60-year resident of Rochester, moving here from Cicero. A retired employee of the Nickel Plate railroad, he was a member of the Chridstian Brother and Sisterhood.
Surviving are the foster-daughter, Mrs. Phileta DICKOVER, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Mrs. Annette TULLIS and John N. DICKOVER Jr., Indianapolis; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Lee WIDOWS, Cicero; three sisters, Mrs. Laura MOSBAUGH, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Mildred GRIBBONS, Kokomo, and Mrs. Melvina AUSTIN, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Zoa Jordan
Mrs. Zoa JORDAN of Fort Wayne, cousin of Miss Belva MILLER of Rochestr and sister-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. JORDAN of Rochester, died Tuesday at Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, although burial is scheduled for the Macy Plainview cemetery.

Holice A. Grossman
Holice A. GROSSMAN, 61, owner of the Grossman funeral home in Argos since 1948, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the university hospital at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
He was a lifelong resident of Argos and had been associated with the funeral home since 1936 except during service in World War II.
Mr. Grossman was born in Argos Jan. 20, 1913 to Charles and Ada HUGHES GROSSMAN and was married to Ruth H. MYERS in Argos on July 4, 1937; she survives. He graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis in 1936 and became associated at the funeral home with his uncle, Otto L. GROSSMAN. Following World War II service, he returned to the funeral home, assuming ownership in 1948. He had been active in the bsiness since that time with his son, Robert [GROSSMAN].
He was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, a member and past master of Argos Masonic Lodge No. 399 F&AM, member of Argos Chapter 265, Order of Eastern Star; Scottish Rite of South Bend; Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne; member and past noble grand of Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 373; member and past president of the Argos Lions club; member and past president of Argos Chapter, Izaak Walton League; member and present service officer of James Lowell Corey Post, Argos American Legion; member of the Marshall county, Indiana and National Funeral Home Directors associations. He served as a medic in the European Theatre during World War II.
Surviving with the wife and the son are two grandsons, Christopher and Gregory [GROSSMAN]; three sisters, Mrs. Albert (Esther) WHITE, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. James (Eva) FULLER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Melvin (Vera) IRWIN, Grand Rapids, Mich.; two brothers, Wayne [GROSSMAN], of Argos, and Carl GROSSMAN, of Fort Wayne, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be in the Grossman funeral home at Argos at 11 a.m. Friday with the Revs. Robert HANSEN and Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and aftr 1 p.m. Thursday. The Argos Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

William L. Hively
William L. HIVELY, 93, Akron, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Canterbury Manor convalescent home where he had lived two years. He had been ill two years.
He was born Feb. 1, 1880 in Porter County to Henry and Ellen O'CONNEL HIVELY and had lived in Akron 30 years, moving there from Roann. He was married May 8, 1907 in Roann to Josie CROFT, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Lawrence [HIVELY], North Manchester, and Sherman [HIVELY], Rochester; seven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; a sister, Leah MARLETT, Northbrook, Ill. A son, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Charles ZUNKLE officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, January 24, 1974

Zoa Jordan
Graveside services for Mrs. Zoa JORDAN of Fort Wayne will be at noon Friday at Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the Klachn funeral home in Fort Wayne today from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Jordan, who with her husband, [Elmer Louis "Bud" [JORDAN], owned several Lake Manitou cottages, died Tuesday at Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital. The Jordans had spent most of their summers at Lake Manitou for several years.
Mrs. Jordan was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freed OLIVER, who resided at Lake Manitou at one time. She was married in April, 1908. She was a member of the Fort Wayne First Presbyterian church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Helen [JORDAN], at home, and Mrs. Robert ARMSTRONG, Fort Myers, Fla.; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Richard BLACKWALL, New Haven, Ind., and nieces, nephews and cousins. Among the cousins is Miss Belva MILLER of Rochester. She was a sister-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. JORDAN of Rochester.

Ruth E. Gray
Mrs. John (Ruth E.) GRAY, 42, 1225 Lakeshore drive, died at 6:55 a.m. today at Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had been a patient there for two weeks. Arrengements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Mary Groninger
Mrs. Mary GRONINGER, 86, Disko, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital after a two-month illness.
Mrs. Groninger was born Dec. 23, 1887 at Disko to Emory and Laura ARMEY FERREE. She was a lifetime resident of the Disko community. Mrs. Groninger was married Jan. 15, 1913 to Roy L. GRONINGER, who preceded in death.
Surviving are five sons, Harold, Otto, Gordon and Wayne [GRONINGER], all of Akron, and Dwight [GRONINGER], Winter Park, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Alice) McFARLAND, Akron, and Mrs. Robert (Pauline) DAINE, South Bend; seventeen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one brother, John FERREE, Belview, Wash. A daugher preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday. The family asks that donations be made to the Disko United Methodist church in Mrs. Groninger's memory.

Friday, January 25, 1974

Ruth E. Gray
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Ruth E. GRAY, 1225 Lakeshore drive, who died Thursday morning in South Bend. The Rev. Donald E. MAUGHAM will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gray was born April 25, 1931, in North Judson to Lester and Violet WILCOX. Her marriage was April 17, 1955, in Rochester, to John W. GRAY, who survives. She had lived the majority of her life in this community.
Also surviving are her father, of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. William (Helen) RUSSELL, Villa Park, Ill.; Mrs. Alvin (Betty) AMANN, Wabash; Mrs. Leland (Bonnie) CORBIN, of Cincinnati; one brother, Billy BUNCH, North Manchester. Her mother and two sons preceded in death.

Charles L. Hartle
Charles L. HARTLE, 72, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles YOUNG, R.R. 6, Elkhart, of a sudden heart seizure.
He was born Nov. 5, 1901 in Pulaski county to Walter and Caroline McGREW HARTLE and had lived in Fulton county 43 years. He was retired from Culver Military Academy. He was a member of the Mount Hope United Methodist church. He was married Oct. 27, 1922 in Winamac to Clara E. HARTLE, who died in 1965.
Surviving are five sons, Kenneth W., and Paul L. [HARTLE], both of Rochester; Leland H. [HARTLE], Warsaw; Richard A. [HARTLE], Culver; James A. [HARTLE], Plymouth; four daughters, Mrs. Imogene DeWITT, Lafayette; Mrs. Dorothy P. YOUNG, Elkhart; Mrs. Joane P. LOWELL, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Rosella C. BOLLHOEFER, Rochester; a brother O. C. HARTLE, LaPorte; forty grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mount Hope United Methodist church with the Rev. Mark DAY officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and at the church until time of services.

Virgil E. Griffin
Virgil E. GRIFFIN, Highland, N.C., died Tuesday night in the Charlotte, N.C. hospital.
He was the husband of the former Betty KISTLER of Leiters Ford. She survives. Also surviving are one step-son, David [POENIX], Bloomington, Ill.; three step-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Wayne C. KISTLER, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Final rites will be Saturday in Houston, Texas.

Saturday, January 26, 1974

Margaret M. Reish
Miss Margaret M. REISH, regarded as the "dean of nurses" in Fulton county for her longtime service as a registered nurse at Woodlawn hospital, died of cancer at the hospital Friday at 10:15 p.m. She was 76 years of age.
Miss Reish, who formerly resided at 1204 Pontiac street, was admitted to the hospital Tuesday. She had been ill for several months.
Miss Reish was a 1920 graduate of the Indianapolis Methodist Hospital School for Nurses and had served in the maternity department at Woodlawn hospital for many years. After retirement from active duty, she continued to devote her time in volunteer work with needy families and with the American Red Cross. She willed her eyes to the Lions Club Eye Bank.
Born Feb. 22, 1897 in Leiters Ford to John Adam and Annie SNIDER REISH, she had resided most of her life in Fulton county. She was a member of the American and Indiana State Nurses associations and of Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth CHARTRAND, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Marjorie CARPENTER, Elkhart, and a cousin, Maurice CURTIS of Culver, with whom she had made her home since last September. A sister-in-law, Mrs. Donald REISH, resides in Elkhart.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist church with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Harry Ginther
Harry GINTHER, 71, 419 Clayton street, died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted 1 1/2 hours earlier.
He was born Dec. 2, 1902 in Fulton county to John and Agnes MILLER GINTHER. His marriage was Aug. 24, 1921, in Rochester, to Effie SLAYBAUGH. She preceded in death. A retired employee of the former Armour company in Rochester, he had lived all of his life in this area.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Bernice) LANDON, Mooresville; Mrs. Welcome (Delores) FORE, Mentone; Mrs. Walter (Pat) DENNY, Rochester; five sons, Harry Jr., Robert, Verl and Alton [GINTHER], all of Rochester, and Richard [GINTHER], Sacramento, Cal.; nineteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bertha HOLLERMAN, Pacioma, Cal.; one brother, Lester [GINTHER], of Niles, Mich. One sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Fred G. KUBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, January 28, 1974

Lilly D. Beck
Mrs. Lilly D. BECK, 92, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Thursday. She had been ill one year.
Born April 8, 1881, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Henry and Louisa OVERMYER. Her marriage was Sept. 14, 1904 in Richland township to Valorous BECK. He preceded in death. She had lived most of her life in this area and was a member of the former Sandhill Methodist church.
Surviving are three grandsons, Billy and James O'DELL, both of R.R. 5, Rochester, and Richard O'DELL, R.R. 4, Rochester; seven [great]-grandchildren. Two daughters, Mrs. Rethal O'DELL and Miss Edna BECK, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, January 29, 1974

Ruth M. Nellans
Mrs. Ruth M. NELLANS, 75, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth where she was admitted earlier in the day.
Born Feb. 11, 1898, in Richland township, she was the daughter of William and Christina COPLEN BEEHLER. Her marriage was Nov. 4, 1916, at Rochester to Clair NELLANS. He preceded in death in 1969. She was a lifetime resident of the Richland Center community and a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church, What Not Home Demonstration club and the Richland Township Woodlawn hospital auxiliary.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Frances) BRIGHT, R.R. 3, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Dwight (Alta) ROUCH, Fulton, and Mrs. Wilby (Rethal) EVANS, R.R. 3, Rochester; two grandchildren, Steve BRIGHT, Argos, and Mrs. Joann KLINE, West Lafayette; one great-grandson. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Richland Center United Methodist church. The Rev. John K. WORTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Coronary Care Unit of Marshall County Parkview hospital at Plymouth.

Walter L. Nash
Walter L. NASH, 85, father of Mrs. Maurice (Marjorie) ELLIS, Argos, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth where he had been a patient one day.
Mr. Nash, a resident of Mattoon, Ill., had been spending the winter in the home of his daughter in Argos.
The body will be taken from the Grossman funeral home in Argos to the Mitchell-Jerdan mortuary at Mattoon, Ill. where final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the Mitchell-Jerdan funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Leone Brown
Word has been received of the death Sunday night of Mrs. Floyd (Leone) BROWN, Phoenix, Ariz., a former Rochester resident. Her husband, who survives with a son, Robert [BROWN] and family of Champaign, Ill., formerly operated a drug store in Rochester. Donations to the Heart Fund in Mrs. Brown's memory will be accepted.

Wednesday, January 30, 1974

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Thursday, January 31, 1974

Walter L. Bardsley
Walter L. BARDSLEY, 73, Kokomo, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo where he had been a patient three weeks.
Born Sept. 16, 1900, in Warren, he was the son of William and Ivia BROWN BARDSLEY. He was a retired schoolteacher, having taught schools in LaPorte, St. Joseph and Starke counties. His marriage was in 1924 to Marie HISEY, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Donna) HAZZARD, Albany, N.Y., and Mrs. Richard (Beverly) BROEKER, of Kokomo; four grandchildren; one brother, Wade BARDSLEY, Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence BRANER, of Tyner.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo. The Rev. Hilton WHITACKER and Joseph ANDREWS will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Lake cemetery at LaPorte. Friends may call at the Fenn funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Friday, February 1, 1974

Christine Norman
Christine NORMAN, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas NORMAN, Macy, was stillborn at 1:50 p.m. Thursday at Wabash County hospital in Wabash.
Surviving with her parents, Thomas and Brenda AWKER NORMAN, are one sister, Cindy [NORMAN], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell AWKER, Roann, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David NORMAN, of Macy.
Final graveside rites will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the [Plainview] cemetery at Macy. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Lucy M. Krieg
Mrs. Charles (Lucy M.) KRIEG, 92, former residet of Akron, died Thursday at Muncie. She had been residing in Muncie with her son, David [KRIEG].
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Meek's funeral home in Muncie. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Akron cemetery.

Saturday, February 2, 1974

[no obits]

Monday, February 4, 1974

Mark A. Rhoades and
Samuel Ray Rhoades
Two brothers, Mark A. RHOADES, 11, and Samuel Ray RHOADES, 8, sons of Mrs. Patricia RHOADES, Argos, and Walter RHOADES, Rochester, drowned at 1:50 p.m. Sunday when the soft ice covering a small private pond at the north edge of Argos gave way beneath their weight.
Officials said the two youths were playing on the ice about 25 feet from shore when the ice broke. Instead of trying to swim to the nearest shore, police said, the boys began swimming toward the opposite bank, about 50 yards away. They drowned as they came within 25 feet from the bank. The pond was located across the road from the Rhoades home on the north edge of Argos.
Two divers from Culver recovered the boys' bodies from four feet of water about 3:15 p.m.
Mark, a six grader at Argos Community school, was born July 7, 1962, at Rochester.
Samuel, a first grader at the Argos Community school, was born March 30, 1965, in Rochester.
Both youths had lived all their lives in the Argos community.
Surviving with the parents are four sisters, Mrs. John (Malaya) AULT, Plymouth; Verla Marie, Evelyngene and Sevilla [RHOADES], all at home; two brothers, Robert Conley [RHOADES], Rochester, and Eddie Smith [RHOADES], of Akron; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William (Dorothy) SMITH, Rochester; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SHAW, Lucedale, Miss. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Revs. Ralph WESTAFER and Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Grace Zentz
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Grace ZENTZ, 90, R.R. 2, Argos, who died Saturday in the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth. The Rev. David MILLER officiated. Burial was in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.
She was born May 13, 1883, in Walnut township to Asa and Sarah MECHLING FORSYTHE. Her marriage was Nov. 4, 1904, to Elmer ZENTZ. He preceded in death in 1972. She had lived all her life in the Argos community.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Opal HANES, R.R. 2, Rochester, two sons, Arthur and Orville [ZENTZ], both of R.R. 2, Rochester; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Walter P. Gagnon
Walter P. [GAGNON], 73, R.R. 1, North Manchester, died at 10:55 p.m. Saturday. He had been ill two months and death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born Jan. 22, 1901, at Iroquois County, Ill., he was the son of Edward and Armin [BLAIR] [GAGNON]. His marriage was April 21, 1924, in North Manchester to Mabel ECKMAN. She died in 1968. A retired employee of the Buckeye Pipeline and State Highway department, he had lived most of his life in the North Manchester area. He was a member of the Manual United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. David (Marilyn) JOHNS, Fort Wayne; one son, Robert [GAGNON], R.R. 1, Silver Lake; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Loretta HANCOCK, Akron; six brothers, O'Neal, Rosewell and Orville [GAGNON], all of Akron; Arthur [GAGNON], of Claypool; Russell [GAGNON], South Whitley, and Blair [GAGNON], of New Haven. One son; one daughter, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Gerald POPE will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Marion J. Carr Jr.
Marion J. CARR Jr., 22, Monterey, died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital in South Bend where he was admitted Jan. 16, following injuries suffered in a fall from a pole barn.
Born June 28, 1951, in Rochester, he was the son of Marion J. and Rosemary SHIDLER CARR. His marriage was Sept. 4, 1971, in Monterey, to Shirley Louise KATSCHKE. She survives. A carpenter for the Burns Construction company, he had resided in Monterey three years, moving from Leiters Ford. He was a member of the Eagles lodge in Rochester.
Surviving with his wie are his parents; two sons, Marion J. and Terry Lee [CARR], both at home; one sister, Patricia Ann CARR, Lakeland, Fla.; four brothers, David BLACK of California, and Joseph BLACK, Terry Lee [CARR] and Rick CARR, all of Lakeland, Fla.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Effie CARR, Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary SHIDLER, Peru.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 5, 1974

[no obits]

Wednesday, February 6, 1974

Steve Croussore
Steve CROUSSORE, 50, 1131 Franklin street, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend following a 14-month illness.
He was born Aug. 27, 1923, in Rochester, to Curtis and Margaret Ella EYTCHESON CROUSSORE. His marriage was March 18, 1944, in Rochester, to Judes DAMRON, who survives. He was am employee of the B&G Foundry at Tippecanoe and had lived his entire life in this area. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Also surviving are three sons, James L. [CROUSSORE[, with the U.S. Air Force in Athens, Greece David E [CROUSSORE], Logansport, and Roger THOMPSON of Warsaw; three daughtrs, Mrs. Henry (Connie) GOLDEN, Havre, Mont.; Miss Violet THOMPSON, Warsaw, and Miss Ruth Ann CROUSSORE, at home; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Josephine) BLUE, of California; Mrs. Claude (Bernice) QUINN and Mrs. Jesse (Edith) MERRILL, both of Rochester; three brothers, James [CROUSSORE], Bremen, and Harley and Curtis [CROUSSORE], both of Rochester. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Broters fneral home.

Harold D. McGee
Harold D. McGEE, 48, 1027 Elm street, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. He had been ill the past four weeks.
Born June 13, 1925, in Athens, he was the son of Edward and Pearl CHRISTMAN McGEE. His marriage was May 29, 1948, in Athens to Wilma Irene NETTE, who survives. He was an employee of the B&G Foundry at Tippecanoe and a member of the Fulton county Civil Defense. He had lived all his life in the Rochester and Athens communities.
Also surviving are two sons, Randall Lee and Roy Dean [McGEE], both of Rochester; two daughters, Evelyn Mae and Rebecca Ann [McGEE], both of Rochester; two brothers, Raymond McGEE, Anderson, and Rev. Dee McGEE, of Marion; one sister, Mrs. Don (Mable) [LIDGARD], of Sarasota, Fla. Two brothers, Charles and Harley [McGEE], and two sisters, Olive SMITH and Grace WILHOIT, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at the Zimmerman Brothers funerl home at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, Febrary 7, 1974

Steve Croussore
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Steve CROUSSORE who died Wednesday in South Bend following a 14-month illness. The Rev. Vernon KNIGHT will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Jane Pontius
Mrs. Jane PONTIUS, 75, Chicago, died unexpectedly Tuesday of a heart attack in Chicago. Mrs. Pontius was the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Della PONTIUS of Rochester.
Her marriage was to Dr. Guy V. PONTIUS who preceded in death.
Surviving with Mrs. Pontius of Rochester are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret McKIMM, Northbrook, Ill., and Mrs. Pat Albert ALBERTI, Chicago; two sons, William PONTIUS, Chicago, and Guy PONTIUS Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Lain funeral home, 95th street, Chicago. Burial will be in Chicago.

Mary L. Reinholt
Miss Mary Lucille REINHOLT, 49, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Born Jan. 15, 1925, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Roy and Lottie HOOVER REINHOLT. She was a member of St. Ann's Catolic church in Kewanna.
Surviving are her parents, with whom she made her home; two brothers, Darrell and Gene REINHOLT, both of Kewanna; six sisters, Mrs. Robert (Judy) GRUCHALA, Freeburg, Ill.; Mrs. Keith (Ruthann) HOLCOMB, Griffith; Mrs. William (Wilma) LYTLE and Mrs. Glen (Maxine) RAMSEY, both of Logansport; Mrs. John (Phyllis) REUTEBUCH, of Winamac; Miss Virginia REINHOLT, of Kewanna; several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Robert and Kenneth [REINHOLT], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. Father Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetry in Monterey. Friends may call at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna after 3 p.m. Friday. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Friday, February 8, 1974

Agnes Daugherty
Mrs. Mary Agnes DAUGHERTY, 48, Tippecanoe, died at 4:20 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend following surgery on Monday.
She was born Jan. 29, 1926 in Argos to Donald and Mary BIGGS ZUMBAUGH and had resided several years in Tippecanoe. She was married Jan. 28, 1946 to Oscar "Pete" DAUGHERTY in Bourbon. She worked at the Universal Hat and Cap corporation in Tippecanoe. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church and its missionary society, the Tippecanoe Progress club, Tippecanoe Home Economics club and Foster Rebekah lodge of Tippecanoe.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Glenna JONES, Burket, and Mrs. William (Darlene) WRIGHT, R.R. 3, Plymouth; a son, Donavan [DAUGHERTY], Mentone; the mother, Mrs. Mary ZUMBAUGH, of Tippecanoe, now at Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth; ten grandchildren and a brother, Mearl ZUMBAUGH, Bremen.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Ernie WILBER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. The Foster Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Saturday, February 9, 1974

Dee Devon Biggs
Dee Devon BIGGS, 81, Macy, died at 5 p.m. Friday at his home following an illness of about one year.
He was born Aug. 11, 1892 near Akron to Benjamin and Armitta AUSPAUGH BIGGS and had resded most of his life in Miami and Fulton counties. He was married July 27, 1929 in Monon to Fern J. PATCHETT, who survives. He retired from the Nickel Plate railroad in 1961. He was a World War I veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Manitou VFW post.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Devon [BIGGS], of Deedsville; and three grandchildren. He was the last of a family of 14 children.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday.

Ben Scarbrough
Ben SCARBROUGH, 83, Mentone, died at 10:20 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical center in Warsaw after a several-month illness.
Mr. Scarbrough was born Sept. 4, 1890 in Alabama. He had lived the past 18 years in Mentone, moving from Chicago. He was married Feb. 27, 1936 to Elsie ANDERSON, who survives. A retired stationary engineer, he was a member of the Mentone American Legion.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 11, 1974

[no obits]

Tuesday, February 12, 1974

Francis Munson
Mrs. Frances MUNSON, 71, 258 Race street, died at 6 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted earlier in the day. She had been ill 1 1/2 years.
Born March 25, 1902, in South Bend, she was the daughter of Peter and Frances SYGERT. Her first marriage was to Frank COTTON, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was on Oct. 26, 1940 in Scottville, Mich., to Geroge A. MUNSON. He died in 1973. She attended the first Baptist church here.
Surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. David (Lorraine) HUNTER, Rochester, and Mrs. Jeff (Carol) MILLER, Port Ritchie, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. One daughter, Mrs. Dorothy GLENCER, preceded in death in 1968. Also preceding in death was a sister and one brother.
Final rites will be at 3 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.

Violet B. Hansen
Mrs.Violet B. HANSEN, 71, R.R. 2, Winamac, former Rochester resident, died at 12:40 p.m. Monday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born March 16, 1902, in LaSalle County, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Kate HASELMAN. Her marriage was Dec. 30, 1944 in Decatur, Ill. to William HANSEN. He died in 1973. She was a member of the Jordan Baptist church near Argos.
There are no survivors.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ron DeGRAAFF will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Francis Kehoe
Francis "Pat" KEHOE, 72, Mentone, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday in the Prairie View nursing home. He had been ill one year.
Born Jan. 29, 1902, at Coldwater, Mich., he was the son of John and Esther LILLY KEHOE. His marriage was June 18, 1925, at Mentone to Mary NELLANS, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Mentone area since 1926. He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ and the Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Esther WISE, Mentone; Mrs. Donnabelle MAROZSAN, South Bend; four brothers, Pius [KEHOE], Plymouth; Howard [KEHOE], Niles, Michl; Seymour [KEHOE], Fort Wayne, and Bernard [KEHOE], South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Jenny (Buell) Mishawaka; Mrs. Agnes (Richard) Osceola; Mrs. Mary KINTZ, South Bend, and Mrs. Arlene KLETKA, St. Petersburg, Fla., and seven grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Mentone Church of Christ. Brother T. R. JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone from 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon on Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Wednesday, February 13, 1974

Bertha A. Bridegroom
Mrs. Bertha A. BRIDEGROOM, 78, R.R. 4, Logansport, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
Born April 1, 1895, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Peter F. and Magdalene RICHARD SCHEUER. Her marriage was to Thomas J. BRIDEGROOM, who preceded in death. She was a former postmistress at Grass Creek and a member of the St. Ann's church in Kewanna. She also was a member of the Rosary Society of the church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Audrey ENYART, R.R 4, Logansport; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Ralph HUNNESHAGEN, R.R. 4, Rochester; two brothers, Brother CLETUS CPPS, St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, and Raymond SCHEUER, South Bend.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the St. Anns Catholic church in Kewanna. The Rev. Father Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.

Ada Leffel
Mrs. Ada LEFFEL, 90, Mishawaka, died at 2:30 p.m Tuesday in South Bend. She had been ill one month.
She was born Sept. 1, 1883, in Miami county. She had resided in Mishawaka 12 years, moving from Deedsville. Her marriage was to Irvin LEFFEL in South Bend on Aug. 8, 1946. He preceded in death in 1962.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Oliver FISH, of Mishawaka; one granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Bubb funeral chapel in Mixhawaka. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery where graveside rites will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Steven Croussore
The Sentinel has been informed by the persons involved that the THOMPSON children, Violet, Connie and Roger, are the children of the late Clarabelle THOMPSON and Mr. and Mrs. Dale E. THOMPSON of Leesburg. An obituary notice concerning Steven CROUSSORE listed them as Mr. Croussore's children. He was their legal guardian, not their father.

Thursday, February 14, 1974

Clyde H. Cook
Clyde H. COOK, 62, Lucerne, died at St. Elizabeth hospital in Lafayette today at 1:15 a.m. after a 1 1/2 year illness.
He was born Dec. 4, 1911 in Hawkins county, Tenn., to E.L. and Ida H. WHITE COOK. He was married to Myrtle SHAW, Sept. 22, 1932 in Grass Creek. He was a retired engineer for the Penn-Central railroad. He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ, the Lucerne Lions club and the Logansport Eagles lodge.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, William [COOK], Milpitas, Cal., and Tom [COOK], Logansport; four daughters, Mrs. Becky SILANCE, Mrs. Patricia GRAUEL, Mrs. Lois HARRIS, and Jo Ellen KLOENNE, all of Logansport; a brother, Lee [COOK], West Lafayette; three sisters, Mrs. Clara LUNSFORD, Indianapolis; Mrs. Mildred BOYETTE, Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Margaret STINE, Dayton, O.; eleven grandchildren. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison garden chapel at Royal Center with the Rev. Gene SELLERS officiating. Burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Mary Shull
Mrs. Mary SHULL, 48, Logansport, former Fulton resident, died unexpectedly Wednesday at the home of her daughter.
She was the daughter of Palmer and Addie FELTY, former Fulton residents.
Surviving are her husband, Kenneth [SHULL]; her mother of Logansport; five children; one brother; six sisters, one of which is Mrs. Mildred BARTS, of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport.

Friday, February 15, 1974

Ivo Ray Hunsberger
Ivo Ray HUNSBERGER, 33, former Bourbon resident, died Wednesday at his residence at R.R. 2, St. Croix, Wis.
He was born Aug. 7, 1940, in Mishawaka, to Harry and Janis STYATON HUNSBURGER. His marriage was to Arlene KELLER, who survives. Mr. Hunsberger owned and operated the Hunsberger Oil company at Bourbon until six months ago when he moved to Wisconsin.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Sonja [HUNSBERGER], and three sons, Greg, Mitch and Kirk [HUNSBERGER], all of Warsaw; four step-sons, Wayne, Mike, Larry and Jerry [KELLER], all of St. Croix; his mother, Mrs. Harry HUNSBERGER, Bourbon; two sisters, Donna Mae and Vickey [HUNSBERGER], both of Bourbon; three brothers, Douglas [HUNSBERGER], Mishawaka; Steven [HUNSBERGER], Etna Green, and Chris [HUNSBERGER], of Bourbon; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ivo HUNSBERGER, Mishawaka; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Glen BARTON, Bourbon. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert SCHULTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Summit chapel southeast of Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Leo Loyd Eash
Leo Loyd EASH, 81, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health two years.
He was born Aug. 30, 1892 in Richland township to John and Theressa ANDERSON EASH and had resided all his life in Fulton county. On March 21, 1914 he was married to Cleora MOGLE, who survives. He retired from farming in 1968.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Loren (Flossie) BEATTY, R.R. 4, Rochester; three grandsons, Dennis GUYER and Steven and Gary BEATTY, and two great-grandchildren. A granddaughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

Leon Eric Cowger
Leon Eric COWGER, 15, Argos, died at 9:10 a.m. Friday at Memorial hospital in South Bend, apparently of encephalitis. He had been a patient at the hospital one week.
He was born Sept. 4, 1958 in Rensselaer to Wilbur and Donna DePOY COWGER, who survive. The boy had lived in the Argos community nine years, moving from Wheatfield. A sophomore at Argos high school, he was a member of the track team.
Surviving with the parents are four sisters, Mrs. Joe (Beverly) COOLEY, Plymouth; Mrs. Danny (Dianna) OVERMYER, Bourbon; Twyla and Melody [COWGER], both at home; five brothers, Michael, Argos; William, Willis Texas, Kelly, Terry and Timothy [COWGER- at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Oscar (Grace) COWGER, Argos; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Pearl SIMS, Monticello. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial garden cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 18, 1974

Joshua Willard
Joshua "Jim" WILLARD, 70, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph hospital at Logansport where he had been admitted Friday evening.
Born July 25, 1903, in Culver, he was the son of Charles and Bertha HARTER WILLARD. His first marriage was to Mary SHAMP and his second to Edith SEIDNER. They preceded in death. His third marriage was to Nellie TEODORESCU, who survives.
Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Bill (Louise) SKIDMORE, Mrs. Don (Helen) MORRIS, and Mrs. Shirley WAGNER, all of Rochester; Mrs. Richard (Wilma Jean) TULLIS, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. Charles (Patsy) TAYLOR, Sacramento, Cal.; Mrs. William (Marlene) CLARK, Soap Lake, Wash.; two sons, Charles and Willis [WILLARD], both of Rochester, and several grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster and Good 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 4 p.m. today.

John L. Cessna
John L. CESSNA, 82, 1417 Madison street, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in the Rochester nursing home where he had been a patient six months. He had been ill five years.
Born Nov. 17, 1891, in Hope, Ill., he was the son of Eleumuel and Hattie MYERS CESSNA. His marriage was Dec. 25, 1912, in Rochester to Hazel RUSH, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided here most of his life. He was a member of the Burton United Methodist church, a 60-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge; charter member of the Fulton County REMC and had served as Fulton circuit court bailiff.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Devereux) KELLEY, Rochester; one son, Eldon [CESSNA], also of Rochester; two grandchildren, Mrs. Robert (Carol) CARTER, Nashville, Tenn., and David A. CESSNA, of Windsor, Colo.; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie ALEXANDER, Rochester; Mrs. K. H. (Alma) DAVIS, Palm. Springs, Cal; Mrs. John (Doris) MORTIMORE, Morehaven, Fla.; two brothers, Otto [CESSNA], of Rochester, and Dale [CESSNA], of Hinckley, Minn. One grandson, John E. CESSNA, preceded in death. Also preceding was one sister and a brother.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good 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.

Tuesday, February 19, 1974

Louise Leman
Mrs. Louise LEMAN, 531 Madison street, died today at 11:15 a.m. in Pilgrim Manor nursing home at Plymouth. Last rites are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

Jack VanDerWeele
Jack VanDerWEELE, 65, Bradenton, Fla., former Argos resident, died at 1:45 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Born Jan. 1, 1909, in Burr Oak, he was the son of Jacob and Alberta VanDerWEELE. His marriage was Nov. 4, 1930, in Covington, Ind. to Zelma Nancy ALLBRIGHT. She preceded in death Dec. 14, 1973. He had resided in Florida 16 years, moving from Argos. He was an electrician for Deltona Homes, Inc., while in Florida. He was a member of the First Methodist church in Bradenton, the Argos Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite at South Bend and the Royal Arch Masons at Plymouth.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Ann) LEMON, Seattle, Wash.; one son, Lynn [VanDerWEELE], R.R. 2, Argos; his mother, Mrs. Jacob VanDerWEELE, Argos; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Wayne and Bruce [VanDerWEELE], both of Argos, Gene and Ward [VanDerWEELE], both of North Vernon. Final rites will be at 11 a.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 1 p.m. Thursday where the Argos Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20, 1974

Louise H. Leman
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Louise H. LEMAN, 86, 531 Madison street, who died Tuesday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday through the hour of service. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Arthritic Foundation.
Born Dec. 26, 1887, in Morton, Ill., she was the daughter of Joseph and Emma WHITMER HAUTER. Her marriage was on Dec. 22, 1912, in Morton, Ill. to Edward J. LEMAN, who survives. She had resided here since 1921 and attended the Grace United Methodist church. She was a member of the Onawa club and the Monday Dinner club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Art (Dorothy) POUNDSTONE, Hobart; a son, Lester J. [LEMAN], Glendale, Cal.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Linus WATKINS and Miss Mary HAUTER, Peoria, Ill.; four brothers, Joseph, Ben, Chris and Edward [HAUTER], all of Morton, Ill.

Thursday, February 21, 1974

Rev. Jacob F. Waechter
The Rev. Jacob F. WAECHTER, 58, former pastor of the Argos Congregational church, died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday in th St. Joseph hospital in Bayard, Neb. as a result of injuries sustained in an accident in Bayard. He was born Dec. 21, 1915, at Buffalo, N.Y. He had been a pastor at the Argos church seven years and at the Hope Congregational church at Bayard 15 months. He was a member of the official board of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.
Surviving with his wife, Maureen [WAECHTER], of Bayard are two daughters, Margaret and Susan]; three sons, Stepnen, Dan and David [WAECHTER[ and several grandchildren.
Final rites will be Friday in the Hope Congregational church at Bayard. Burial will be in the Bayard Memorial cemetery. Cards may be mailed to the family at the Hope Congregational church at Bayard.

Friday, February 22, 1974 to Saturday, February 23, 1974

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Monday, February 25, 1974

James L. Miller
James L. MILLER, 49, 1100 Elm street, died at 11:25 p.m. Friday in the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis where he had been a patient since Feb. 11. He had been seriously ill two weeks with a heart condition.
Miller owned and operated the Miller Refrigeration and Air Conditioning company in Rochester and was a member of the Rochester Plan Commission.
Born Jan. 9, 1925, in Rochester, he was the son of Jacob F. and Dollie KALE MILLER. His marriage was Feb. 16, 1950, in Attica to Joan CAMPBELL, who survives. A veteran of World War II, he had resided in the Rochester area all of his life.
He was a member of the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges, Frternal Order of Police and the IBEW Local 531 in LaPorte.
Also surviving are two sons, James F. [MILLER], Rochester, and Jeffrey Lee [MILLER], at home; his mother, Mrs. Dollie MILLER, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. James (Margaret) SHEARER, Mrs. Donald (Bette) REYNOLDS, and Mrs. Byron (Jane) RIFFLE, all of Rochester; two brothers, Charles N. MILLER, Rochester, and Colonel C.E. OVERMYER, Arlington,Va.; nieces and nephews; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jill Ann MILLER, Rochester. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Hershel DYER Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Deeanna Sue Crum
Deeanna Sue CRUM, daughter of Chester and Marvis JONES CRUM, R.R. 1, Argos, was stillborn at 11:01 a.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Surviving with the parents are one sister, Dawn [CRUM], and a brother, David [CRUM], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernie JONES, R.R. 1, Macy; the paternal grandparent, Mr. and Mrs. Harold CRUM, R.R. 2, Macy; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Georgia JONES, Macy; the maternal great-grandfather, Oliver JONES, Macy; the maternal great-grandfather, John MATHIAS, R.R. 1, Macy.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. The Rev. Frank VALARIANO will officiate. Final arrangements are in charge of the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Lena Arter
Mrs. Lena ARTER, Akron, died early today at her residence.
Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Tuesday, February 26, 1974

Lena F. Arter
Final rites for Mrs. Lena F. ARTER, 81, Akron, who with her late husband owned and operated the Arter drug store in Akron for 58 years, will be at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron.
The Revs. John MOORE and Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Arter died early Monday morning at her home.
She was born March 19, 1892 in Marshall county to Bayless and Nancy SEVERNS GERRARD and had resided all her life in the Akron area. She was married in 1914 to Earl ARTER, who died in 1972. She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Akron Eastern Star.
Surviving are a son, Stephen [ARTER], Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, and a foster son, Wayne MORRIS, Akron.

Wednesday, February 27, 1974

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Thursday, February 28, 1974

Ralph Leininger
Ralph LEININGER, 73, Akron, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Brownsville, Texas. Death was unexpected and attributed to a heart attack.
Born June 16, 1900, in Akron, he was the son of Willis and Anna KING LEININGER. His marriage was Nov. 23, 1922, at Rochester to Gretchen PASCHALL, who survives. A former owner of the Akron Locker plant, he had lived most of his life in the Akron area. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, Akron Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite at South Bend, Mizpah Shrine, Fort Wayne, and the Akron Chamber of Commerce.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert [LEININGER], Indianapolis, and Byron [LEININGER], of Akron; five grandchildren. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Revs. John MOORE and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Dessie E. Murtha
Mrs. Dessie E. MURTHA, 82, Logansport, former Fulton resident, died at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday in Memorial hospital where she had been a patient one week.
Born Nov. 3, 1891 in Greenville, O., she was the daughter of Harvey and Angeline WILSON TAYLOR. Her marriage was in 1910 in Fulton county to Maurice MURTHA. He preceded in death in 1956.
Surviving are one son, Lester MURTHA, Logansport; one granddaughter, Patricia CALLOWAY, Lafayette; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. One sister and three brothers preceded in death. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Good funeral home in Logansport. The Rev. Carl ROARK will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, March 1, 1974

Vernon V. Karns
Vernon V. "Shorty" KARNS, 84, Mentone, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at his home of a heart attack.
Mr. Karns was born June 4, 1889 at Laketon to Joseph and Rebecca CRUMPACKER KARNS. His wife, Delta [KARNS], died in 1967. He had lived in Mentone the past eight years, moving from Warsaw. Mr. Karns was a mechanic and a retired employee of the Milnot corporation in Warsaw.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lennie BENGE, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Loie BALLENGER, Akron.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Albert WHITAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Della E. Cole
Mrs. Della E. COLE, 95, formerly of 128 West Seventh street, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor after being seriously ill two weeks.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, she was born here Dec. 3, 1878 to Cyrus and Catherine SMALL ROBBINS. She was married here in 1902 to Bert H. COLE, who died Feb. 5, 1955. She was a member of Evergreen Rebekah lodge and Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Leona) PERSCHBACHER, Rochester; a granddaughter, Mrs. Denny (Marilyn) HOOVER, Rochester, and two great-grandsons, Stewart and Jeffrey [HOOVER].
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Gottlieb Lautt
Gottlieb LAUTT, 84, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 4:55 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an illness of three days.
He was born March 8, 1889 in Ashley, N.D., to Gottlieb and Elizabeth HOLWEGER LAUTT and had lived here for two years, moving from Michigan City. He was married March 22, 1947 to Elnora McCULLOUGH, who survives. He was a retired employee of National Homes corporation.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. John (Judith) SUTTON, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Rick (Tina) McKNIGHT, Michigan City; four sons, Ray [LAUTT], of Warren, Minn.; Glen [LAUTT], of Geraldene, Mont.; Ardell [LAUTT], of Grand Forks, N.D.; and George [LAUTT], of LaPorte; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Cathryn BINZ, Reseda, Cal.; Ida GRAF, Napoleon, N.D., and Pauline SCHLATT, Jamestown, N.D. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster and Good funeral home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.

Orah Byrer
Mrs. Orah BYRER, 86, Talma, died Friday at 7:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's hospital at South Bend after a 10-day illness.
Mrs. Byrer was born at Talma to Simon and Elizabeth GROVE. She was married to [Ferdinand] BYRER, who preceded in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Bedeliah Belle BERRYMAN, South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Fred (Lefa) SAFFORD, Wingsville, S.C.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Forrest G. Hay chapel in South Bend. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call today and Sunday at the Forrest G. Hay chapel.

Charles Stayton
Charles STAYTON, 68, Culver, died Friday night at St. Joseph's hospital at South Bend. He had been a patient at the hospital the past five weeks.
Mr. Stayton was born Sept. 3, 1905 to Charles N. and Elva LARGE STAYTON. He was a retired electrician.
Surviving are a son, Charles [STAYTON] Jr., Lakewood, Cal.; the mother, Mrs. Elva STAYTON, Bremen; three sisters, Mrs. Victoria NEWCOMB, Zephyr Hills, Fla.; Mrs. Grace CRAIG, Bremen, and Mrs. Edith HASLETT, Edwardsburg, Mich.; a brother, Ray "Pete" STAYTON, Plymouth; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Jack KLINE officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 4, 1974

Effie E. Ewing
Mrs. Effie E. EWING, 62, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Caylor-Nickel clinic in Bluffton following an illness of one year.
She was born Dec. 25, 1911 in Marshall county to Charles and Alice ASPER MIKESELL. She was a lifetime resident of the Culver area and was employed for many years at Woodlawn hospital. She was employed at the tailer shop of Culver Military Academy at the time of her death. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Culver. She was married May 8, 1930 in Rochester to Alvin T. EWING, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert L. [EWING], Rocheter, and Richard L. [EWING], stationed at McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Orion (Jean) DeRUITER, Argos; a brother, William [EWING], Huntsville, Ala., and eleven grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial services will be conducted by the VFW auxiliary at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the Heart Fund will be accepted by the family.

Lena McGinley
Mrs. Lena McGINLEY, 86, Burket, died at the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw at 7 p.m. Sunday. She had been a patient a short time.
She was born Sept. 3, 1887 in Kaliada, O., to William and Justine PARKER DAVIS and had lived in Burket since 1909. She was married June 30, 1908 to Homer J. McGINLEY, who survives. She was a member of the Burket United Methodist church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Emerson (Marcella) WARD, Warsaw; a brother, Guido DAVIS, Hialeah, Fla.; and one grandchild.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Donald POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Gertrude B. Alderfer
Mrs. Gertrde B. ALDERFER, 77, R.R. 1, Argos, died at noon Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been seriously ill three days.
She was born March 16, 1886 in Richland township of Fulton county to Dallas and Iva COPLEN FLETCHER. She was married Jan. 29, 1917 in Plymouth to C. Lee ALDERFER, who died in 1963. She had resided most of her life southeast of Argos in the Walnut Brethren community. She was a lifetime member of the Walnut Gospel church.
Surviving are two sons, Herman [ALDERFER], R.R. 1, Argos, and Weldon [ALDERFER], R.R. 2, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Opal LAUGHMAN, Columbia City; six grandchildre, and nine great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Revs. Wayne SPEICHER and Robert KLATT officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

Gottlieb Lautt
Funeral services for Gottlieb LAUTT, 84, R.R. 5, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Brown GAULDEN officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Lautt died at 4:55 a.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth following an illness of three days.

Everett Lamie
Everett "Ed" LAMIE, 49, South Bend, died unexpectedly at work at 10 p.m. Friday at Allied Products company in South Bend. Death was due to a heart attack.
He was born Aug. 12, 1924 in Erwin, Tenn., to Curtis and Susan ROBERTS LAMIE and was married Sept. 11, 1965 in Akron, O., to Diane BERNERO, formerly of Argos. They moved to South Bend four years ago from Plymouth. He was a veteran of World War II and worked as a metal finisher at Allied Products.
Surviving with the wife is a sister, Mrs. Doris SMITH, Sultville, Va.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

Tuesday, March 5, 1974

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Wednesday, March 6, 1974

D. K. Crippen
D. K. CRIPPEN, 78, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Aug. 7, 1895, in Twelve Mile, he was the son of Alvin and Mary A. REYNOLDS CRIPPEN. His marriage was Sept. 12, 1920, in Twelve Mile to Oma Marie CRONELL, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church.
Surviving with his wife are three sons, F. Leroy and Leon R. [CRIPPEN], both of R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Charles A. [CRIPPEN], R.R. 2, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Goldie ILLK, Sangus, Cal.; six grandchildren; one granddaugher. Two sisters and one grandson preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Grass Creek United Methodist church. The Rev. Raleigh WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Grass Creek United Methodist church memorial fund.

Thursday, March 7, 1974

Evelyn W. Davis
Mrs. Evelyn W. DAVIS, 66, Sonoyta, Ariz., died Wednesday in that city.
A former resident of the Macy community, she was born Aug. 4, 1907, in Miami county. Her parents were Clayton and Emma SMITH SHAW. Her first marriage was to Chester COAHRAN. He died in 1963. Her second marriage was to James DAVIS, who survives. She was a member of the Macy Christian church. Surviving with her husband are two sons, Clair COAHRAN, Macy, and Blaine COAHRAN, Pendleton; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildre; one brother, Ronald J. SHAW, Rochester.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, March 8, 1974

Evelyn W. Davis
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Evelyn DAVIS, who died Wednesday in Sonoyta, Ariz.
The Rev. Chester WALTHER will officiate. Burial will be in he Five Corners cemetery near Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 2 to 9 p.m. on Monday and on Tuesday until the hour of service.

Emerson Jenkins
Emerson JENKINS, R.R. 1, Macy, (Nyona Lake), died early this morning at the Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru.
Final arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Saturday, March 9, 1974

Emerson Jenkins
Funeral services for Emerson JENKINS, 78, Nyona Lake, who died at 9:10 a.m. Friday in Dukes hospital at Peru, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate and burial will be in the Anderson (Ind.) Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
He was born Dec. 1, 1895 in Frankton, Ind., to Isaac and Glendora JONES JENKINS and he had lived at Nyona Lake since 1960, moving there from Kokomo. He was married Nov. 23, 1921 in Anderson to Sigma SCHUYLER, who survives. He was a general supervisor fo the cost accounting department of the Delco Remy division and Delco Electronics division of General Motors at Kokomo for 41 years. He was a member of the Kokomo Elks lodge, Manitou Moose lodge and the Kokomo American Legion and was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the wife are a brother, Herrick David JENKINS, Cleveland, O., and an aunt, Mrs. Grace WOODWARD, Anderson. Two brothers, Lawrence and Jesse [JENKINS], preceded in death.

Donald A. Wooldridge
Donald Amos WOOLDRIDGE, 67, Rochester, died Friday in Michigan City of an apparent coronary attack.
He was born June 7, 1906 in Tipton to Edward E. and Dora BENNETT WOOLDRIDGE and had resided most of his life in Marshall and Fulton counties. He was a carpenter. He was a member of the First Christian church near Argos.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Linda) UPP, Rochester; a son, Eugene [WOOLDRIDGE], Plymouth; four grandchildre; two sisters, Mrs. Edna DIXON, Rochester, and Mrs. Jeanette ROCKSTROH, Elkhart, and a brother, Robert [WOOLDRIDGE], Colorado Springs, Colo. A sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Robert KENWORTHY officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until time of service. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Fulton County Mental Health association.

Dr. Frank M. Belt
Dr. Frank M. BELT, 82, Akron, died Friday at 1:45 p.m. in the Morton Plant hospital in Clearwater, Fla., of a coronary attack. He was spending the winter in Florida.
He was born Oct. 11, 1891 in Macy to Mr. and Mrs. Frank I. BELT. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, Akron Masonic lodge, Rochester F&AM and was a veteran of World War I. He was a graduate of the Indiana University Dental School. He retired from dentistry about 10 years ago.
Surviving are the wife, Ruth [BELT]; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Marian) WILKINSON, Indianapolis; a granddaughter; and a sister, Mrs. Ernest (Gail) KOONTZ, Indianapolis.
Arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

William H. Musselman
William Harvey MUSSELMAN, 77, Hartford City, a former Lake Manitou resident, died early today. Arrangements are pending at the Keplinger funeral home in Hartford City.

Monday, March 11, 1974

Jennifer Reese
Jennifer REESE, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard REESE, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 4:55 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after being struck by a car on U.S. 31 in front of her home north of Argos about 3:15 p.m. Saturday.
Officers said the girl had run across the road to the site of a motorcucle accident when she was struck.
Miss Reese's father formerly was an agent for the Farm Bureau Insurance company in Rochester.
She was born Sept. 16, 1960 in Plymouth to Maynard and Anne BENNINGHOFF REESE. She was a seventh grader at Argos school and was a member of the pep block of the school, the Jordan Baptist church and the Green Township 4-H club.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, William [REESE[, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd REESE, R.R. 2, Macy; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vollie BENNINGHOFF, R.R. 2, Knox; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Harry FELL, South Bend.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Jordan Baptist church southwest of Argos with the Revs. Arley MITCHUM, Edwin JOHNSON and Ralph WESTAFER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Dr. Frank M. Belt
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Dr. Frank M. BELT, Akron, who died in Clearwater, Fla. Friday.
The Revs. John MOORE and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Hazel Berry
Mrs. Hazel BERRY, 82, formerly of Argos, died at 9 p.m. Sunday at the Kingston nursing home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient since 1971.
She was born Oct. 29, 1891 in Plymouth to William and Louise STEPHENSON VanVACTOR. She was a lifetime resident of the Plymouth and Argos communities. She was married March 13, 1941 in Plymouth to Ray A. BERRY, who died March 27, 1972.
Surviving is a son, James C. WEBSTER, Chula Vista, Cal.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 12, 1974

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Wednesday, March 13, 1974

Audra Knauff
Mrs. Audra (GRANDSTAFF) KNAUFF, 68, Perrysburg, died Tuesday at 7:20 p.m. at the Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had bee ill the past five weeks.
Mrs. Knauff was born June 16, 1905 at Chili. She was married Dec. 26, 1924 at Rochester to Harry E. KNAUFF, who survives. Mrs. Knauff had lived most of her life in Perrysburg. A member of the Perrysburg Baptist church, she had owned and operated a grocery in Perrysburg for the past 20 years. She was employed 10 years as a nurse's aid at Woodlawn hospital.
Surviving with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. H. L. (Norma) BEECHER, R.R. 1, Rochestr; three sons, Harry Junior [KNAUFF], Denver; David [KNAUFF], Perrysburg and Dennis [KNAUFF] at home, and seventeen grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m.Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 14, 1974

Pearl Hinesley
Mrs. Pearl HINESLEY, 89, North Webster, died Wednesday at the Goshen General hospital after a three-week illness. She was a former resident of Fulton county.
Mrs. Hinesley was born Sept. 30, 1884 at Brookston to James and Viola GARRETT ALLISON. She was married Oct. 5, 1902 to Dr. Merton HINESLEY, who died in 1951. She had resided at North Webster since 1945, moving from Rochester.
Surviving are one son, Baughn [HINESLEY], North Webster; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Alfred WOODS, Brookston. A daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harris-Troxel funeral home at North Webster with the Rev. John WEEKS officiating. Burial will be in the North Webster cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Martha Roman
Mrs. Martha ROMAN, 82, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Wednesday at 5 p.m. at her home of a sudden heart attack. She was trying to put out a fire and it is believed that she over-exerted herself.
City firemen answered the call shortly after five o'clock to her residence, five miles north of Rochester. The victim was reportedly burning leaves and the fire spread to the fence row of a corn field. Firemen found the body next to a full kettle of water.
Mrs. Roman was born Nov. 14, 1891 in Czechoslovakia. She was married May 30, 1904 at Chicago to Michael ROMAN, who died May 16, 1971. She had lived here since April of 1933, moving from Mishawaka. Mrs. Roman was a member of the Sandhill church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jacob A. (Margaret) MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Thomas A. (Mary Ann) STANFORD, Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, Gregory and Timothy MILLER, Rochester, and Michael and Patricia STANFORD, Tulsa, Okla.; three grandsons, and one sister, Mrs. Alice PALYUK, Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be at Sandhill cemetery in Richland township. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 15, 1974

Kenneth Hiland
Kenneth HILAND, 65, former Kewanna merchant, died this morning of a heart attack at his home in Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Hiland had been hospitalized a month ago after sustaining an earlier heart attack, but recently had returned to his home.
A native of the Monterey area, he had owned and operated grocery and hardware stores in Kewanna before moving to Arizona. He was employed as a hardware sales representative in the Phoenix area.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Pearl HILAND of Kewanna, who was visiting her son; his wife, the former Catherine KELSEY; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Sue GRAHAM, Carmel; and three sons, James [HILAND], Fort Wayne; Jerry [HILAND], Phoenix, and Richard [HILAND], California.
Last rites are pending but are expected to be held in Phoenix.

Myrtle Shaffer
Mrs. Myrtle SHAFFER, 97, former Akron resident, died Thursday at 5 p.m. in Richlands, Wash.
Mrs. Shaffer was born July 23, 1876 at Plymouth to James and Mary GOODWIN WORLEY. She was married May 1900 to Bowen SHAFFER, who died in 1950. She had resided in Washinton since 1950.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie FULLER, Richlands, Wash.; a son, Dr. James SHAFFER, Elmhurst, Ill., five grandchildre and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Haupert funeral home with the Rev. John MOORE officiating. Burial will be in Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, March 16, 1974

Kenneth Hiland
The mother of Kenneth HILAND, former Kewanna merchant who died Friday in Arizona, is Mrs. Gertrude HILAND of Kewanna, rather than Mrs. Pearl HILAND as was stated in the account of his death in Friday's edition of The Sentinel.

Monday, March 18, 1974

Edna Sheets
Miss Edna C. SHEETS, 90, Rochester, died at noon Sunday at the Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had resided since May, 1972.
Miss Sheets was a teacher in the Rochester school system from 1905 until 1950 and also served as librarian at the Fulton county library for more than 50 years.
She was born Nov. 7, 1883, in Akron to Alvin and Lucinda ZARTMAN SHEETS. She was a graduate of Rochester high school and Rochester Normal and Manchester colleges. She was a member of the United Presbyterian church, the White Shrine, Sigma Delta Pi sorority, and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 70.
Surviving are one brother, Esco SHEETS, Dunedin, Fla.; two nieces, Mrs. Dale (Medrith) WELTY, Rochestr, and Mrs. Frank (Joan) CILEK, Lowell; two nephews, Fred BROWER, Anderson and Wilson SHEETS, Dade City, Fla.; several grand-nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Allen JUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home where the O.E.S. will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. today.

Walter L. Kale
Walter Leroy KALE, 75, 948 Park street, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Friday. He had been in ill health nine years.
Born Dec. 28, 1898, in Fulton county, he was the son of Alva and Harriett WALTERS KALE. His marriage was Jan. 8, 1926, in Rochester, to Maude J. HETZNER, who survives. He was a retired employee of the American Wheelabrator corporation of Mishawaka and he lived the majority of his life in this area, except for five years spent in Wyatt. He was a member of the Eagles lodge in Rochester.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dean (Florence) SHERK, Wyatt; a son, Robert H. [KALE], Rochester; five grandchildren, Mrs. Beth GENTRY, Mrs. Sharon HELT, Donald and Tom KALE, all of Rochester, and Dean SHERK, of Wyatt three step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dollie MILLER; two brothers, Paul KALE, Hammond, and Charles KALE, Mishawaka. Seven sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday 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. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Trainng Center.

Reathel Goss
Mrs. Reathel GOSS, 89, former Rochester resident, died March 8, in Santa Monica, Cal. She had been ill several months. She was a member of the Baptist church in Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary HARDING, Laguna Hills, Cal., and Mrs. Isabelle MAUS, of Boca Raton, Fla.; one son, Harold GOSS, Farmington, Mo.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Private services were conducted by the Moeller-Murphy-Moeller funeral home.

Michael J. Burkett
Final rites were conducted Saturday in Spooner, Wis., for Michael J. BURKETT, two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BURKETT of Webster, Wis., who died Thursday in Minneapolis, Minn. He was the grandson of Mrs. Dessie DENTON, Rochester.
Surviving with Mrs. Denton and the parents are one brother, Jeff [BURKETT], and two sisters, Kelly and Amy [BURKETT], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Norman BURKETT, Webster, Wis.

Tuesday, March 19, 1974

Boyd Barkman
Boyd "Bud" BARKMAN, 71, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patien two weeks. He had been ill six months.
Born Aug. 3, 1902, in Newcastle township, he was the son of Alonzo and Mary Ann ZOLMAN BARKMAN. His marriage was April 6, 1937 in Rochester to Lena WENGER, who survives. A reired farmer, he had lived in this area his entire life. He also had been an employee of Rochester City. He was a memer of the Talma Bible church and the F&AM 79 of Rochester.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Kathryn) KRAUP, Naperville, Ill.; one grandson, Scott KRAUP, Naperville, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Margery GRASS, Elkhart, and Miss Iva BARKMAN and Mrs. Gertrude VanLUE, both of R.R. 5, Rochester. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home where Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, March 20, 1974

Austin W. Pickerl
Austin W. PICKERL, 89, Argos, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth following an extended illness.
Born Sept 15, 1884, in Argos, he was the son of Hugh and Cynthia GORDON PICKERL. His marriage was June 19, 1907, in Plymouth to Lottie GUNDER, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Argos area since 1968. He was a graduate of the George Peabody college for teachers in Nashville, Tenn. He was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, Argos Izaak Walton League and a charter member of the Argos Lions club.
Surviving are one niece and three nephews.
Final rits will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the new Oak Hill cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Fred Holloway
Fred HOLLOWAY, 79, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru.
Born Nov. 14, 1894, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Jacob and Sophia BLEILE HOLLOWAY. His marriage was April 7, 1917 at Nappanee to Vera STAHLY, who survives. A retired farmer, he had lived all of his life in the Akron community. He was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Arlene) GEARHART, Macy; Mrs. Kenneth (Pauline) RYMAN, Akron; Mrs. Richard (Betty) MEREDITH, Akron; Mrs. Norman (Rozella) TINKEY, Akron; two sons, Carlyle HOLLOWAY, Eustis, Fla., and Wade [HOLLOWAY], of Akron; one foster-son, Terry WEED, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian MAST, Nappanee; Mrs. Tim (Ethel) NEWHAUSER, Eureka, Ill.; Mrs. Lester (Mary) MILLER, Nappanee; one brother, Clarence HOLLOWAY, Nappanee. One grandchild and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Akron Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Charles ZUNKLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz fneral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Church Living Memorial Fund of the Akron Church of the Brethren.

Thursday, March 21, 1974

Esta O. Day
Mrs. Esta Olive DAY, 88, R.R. 1, Akron, died Wednesday at 10:35 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill the past year.
Mrs. Day was born Feb. 12, 1886 in Kosciusko county to John and Louise HART ENGLE. She was married Sept. 3, 1904 at Akron to Ralph DAY, who died in 1952. A lifetime resident of the area, she was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Royal Neighbors club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hugh (Phyllis) HIPP DYER, and Miss Vev Ville DAY, at home; two sons, Bower "Sie" DAY, Macy, and John DAY, Akron; twenty grandchildren, forty-two great-grandchildren, and one brother, John ENGLE, Warsaw. A daughter, a son, five sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 22, 1974

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Saturday, March 23, 1974

Clarence E. Shriver
Clarence E. SHRIVER, 88, 600 West Eighth street, died Friday at 6:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill the past month.
Mr. Shriver was born March 14, 1886 in Fulton county to Elias and Minerva SHRIVER. He was married April 27, 1902 at Roann to Jessie J. ACHEY, who died in 1967. Mr. Shriver was a lifetime resident of Fulton county. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred HARPER, Akron, and Miss Iva SHRIVER, Rochester; two sons, Floyd [SHRIVER], Argos, and Lloyd [SHRIVER], West Palm Beach, Fla.; thirteen grandchildrn; eighteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Chester [SHRIVER], Akron, and one sister, Mrs. Faye GORDON, Rochester. A son, three sisters, two brothers and a grandson preceded in death.
Last rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 25, 1974 to Tuesday, March 26, 1974

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Wednesday, March 27, 1974

Loren H. Kramer
Loren H. KRAMER, 74, Talma, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.
Born June 17, 1899, in Wisconsin, he was the son of Douglas and Laura OBERLE KRAMER. His marriage was to Mildred L. LOWE on June 19, 1947. She survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Talma United Methodist church.
Also surviving are four sons, Robert KRAMER, Rochester; Nolen LEWIS, Hillsboro, Ore.; Leonard LEWIS, Peru, and Paul LEWIS, of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Devon (Betty) HUTCHINSON, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Jerri LILLEY, Galveston, Texas; Mrs. George (Vera) HARPER, Rochester; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren. One son and two grandsons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Walter HOUSE will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mary E. Zimpleman
Miss Mary Emma ZIMPLEMAN, 91, 602 West Ninth street, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Tuesday. She had been ill one month.
Born Nov. 14, 1882, near Grass Creek, she was the daughter of Michael and Margaret THRUSH ZIMPLEMAN. A registered nurse, she had resided in this area most of her life. She attended the United Methodist church. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Dessie DENTON, R.R. 2, Rochester; several nieces and nephews. Six sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 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 after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Richard L. Righter
Richard L. RIGHTER, 57, South Bend, former Rochester resident, died at 6:20 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend.
He was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Arcola, Ill. His marriage was to Mable Ellen VanSCOYK on Feb. 3, 1940, in Plymouth. She survives. He had resided in South Bend 15 years, moving from Rochester. He was a member of the Rochester Moose lodge and the American Legion in South Bend. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with his wife are one son, John Richard [RIGHTER], Twelve Mile; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Ellen CONRAD, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Beverly Faye RIDENOUR, South Bend; five grandchildren; three brothers, Harold [RIGHTER] Star City; Darrell [RIGHTER], Smithville, O., and Robert [RIGHTER], of Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Mildred SHAFFER, South Bend.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Kaniewski and Sons funeral home, 3402 Lincolnway West, South Bend. The Rev. L. G. WERTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Welcome F. Heckaman
Welcome F. "John" HECKAMAN, 71, Mentone, died Tuesday at 4:30 a.m. in St. Vincent's hospital, Indianapolis. He had been ill three years.
He was born Sept. 9, 1902 near Bremen to Howard and Mary PENROSE HECKAMAN and had lived in Mentone 15 years, moving there from Pierceton. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Warsaw Eagles lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Lou MOSHER, Bokeelia, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs. Gladys ELLIS and Mrs. Dessie MILLER, both of Bremen. A son, Rolland [HECKAMAN], and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the King Memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Walter HOUSE officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Arthur Hundt Sr.
Arthur HUNDT, Sr., 64, Bremen, died at 5 a.m. today at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where he was visiting a son. Funeral services are pending. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.
Surviving with the wife, Helen [HUNDT], are seventeen children--Pfc Francis D. HUNDT, Fort Leonard Wood; Mrs. Beverly Jean OGLE and Mrs. Delores Mae OGLE, both of Rochester; Robert Eugene HUNDT, Mrs. Luella Marie COLLINS, Richard Lewis HUNDT, Mrs. Kathleen Helen BOPE and Mrs. Lila June TOMPSON, all of Plymouth; Arhur HUNDT Jr., William HUNDT, Mrs. Barbara HARRINGTON, Charles Paul HUNDT, George HUNDT and Mrs. Tina SNYDER, all of Bremen; Mrs. Judith Sharlene LOHAGEN, Pottstown, Pa.; Mrs. Carolyn Sue AMBROSE, Knox, and Mrs. Patricia NEWMAN, Windfall, Ind.
Also surviving are forty-three grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Three grandchildren preceded in death.

Thursday, March 28, 1974

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Friday, March 29, 1974

Arthur Hundt Sr.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Lutheran church in Bremen for Arthur HUNDT Sr., Bremen, who died Wednesday in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth.

Helen Cruise
Mrs. Helen SHERIDAN CRUISE, 59, Lexington, Ky., former Rochester resident, died Thursday in a Lexington hospital.
Surviving are two daughters; one son; eight grandchildren, all of Kentucky and one brother, Charles SHERIDAN, of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Milwards funeral home at 159 North Broadway in Lexington, Ky.

Saturday, March 30, 1974

Howard D. Strong
Howard D. STRONG, 74, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 6 a.m. today at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw. He had been ill the past several years. Mr. Strong was born June 11, 1899 at Akron to Charlie and Retta (EVY) STRONG. He was married Nov. 1919 to Emma SEBRING, who survives. A retired farmer, he had been an Akron area resident his entire lifetime.
Survivjng with the wife are two sons, Merle [STRONG], Akron, and Robert [STRONG], Indianapolis; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three brothers, Lester [STRONG], Akron, Hugh [STRONG], Twelve Mile, and Bruce [STRONG], California.
Last rites will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Emma M. Liebling
Mrs. Emma M. LIEBLING, 72, Delong, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac, where she was admitted Tuesday after suffering a heart seizure in her home.
She was born Nov. 16, 1901 in Miller City, O., to Bernard and Elizabeth KOHLS and had lived in Aubbeenaubbee township since 1940, moving there from Chicago. She was married May 20, 1937 in Chicago to Joseph A. LEIBLING, who survives.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Irene JACOBSON and Mrs. Loretta WALKER, both of Dayton, O., and Mrs. Gertrude SIEFKER, Glandorf, O.
Friends may call today at the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The body will be taken to Leipsic, O., Sunday where friends may call at the Peoples funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. Funerl servies will be at 10 a.m. EST Monday at St. Mary's Catholic church in Leipsic. Father James SIEFKERS, nephew of the deceased, will officiate and burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery.

Monday, April 1, 1974

William H. Pownall
William H. POWNALL, 102 Boynton Beach, Fla., former Fulton resident, died Friday at 11 a.m. in the Bethesda Memorial hospital in Boynton Beach, where he had been a patient three weeks.
[Pownall] was born April 12, 1872, near Fulton to Levi W. and Barbara HOWER POWNALL. His first marriage was to Margaret WALTERS in 1895. She died in 1939. His second marriage was to Lillie McGREGOR in 1948. She preceded in death in 1969. He was a member of the Church of God. He was a farmer in the Fulton community until he retired. He had resided in Boynton Beach since 1947.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Loyd (Ruth) ROUCH, Rochester, and Mrs.Ruby RANS, Elkhart; eight grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; three step-children, Mrs. Herbert (Clorice) KEATTS, Mrs. Mildred PEARSON and Albert McGREGOR, all of Boynton Beach, several step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Four sisters and four brothers preceded in death. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Scobee-Combs funeral home. Burial will be in Palm Beach Memorial park mausoleum.

Monroe Townsend Jr.
Monroe TOWNSEND Jr., 41, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at his residence. He had been ill since March 11.
Born Jan. 12, 1933, in Webb county, Miss., he was the son of Monroe and Minerva TOWNSEND. His marriage was Nov. 23, 1966, in Elkton, Md. to Diana SISTRUNK, who survives. He was a truck driver for the North Express company at Winamac. He attended the First Baptist church at Kings Lake and was a veteran of the Korean war.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Jean BENNETT, of Chicago, and Diana and Cynthia [TOWNSEND], both at home; one son, Elmer [TOWNSEND], also at home; his mother, of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Celeste ROSS, and Misses Mary and Agnes TOWNSEND, all of Chicago; one brother, Kirby [TOWNSEND], Chicago.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery. The body will be taken to the A.R. Leak funeral home 7830 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, where friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The body will then be returned to the Foster & Good funeral home where persons may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Ruth Wilson
Mrs. Ruth WILSON, 75, a resident at the Rochester Mobile Home Court, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital of an apparent heart attack.
Born April 8, 1898, in Wayne township, she was the daghter of Anthony Wayne and Martha MULLINS BURDGE. Her marriage was Feb. 25, 1918, in Rochester to Earl WILSON. He preceded in death Feb. 28, 1959. She was a member of the Mt. Zion club and the Prairie Grove church.
Surviving are one son, Wayne WILSON, R.R. 2, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Keith (Helen) WALBURN, Mrs. John (Marjorie) MUTCHLER, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Michael (Martha) MATHIS, of South Bend; seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home

Tuesday, April 2, 1974

Elaine A. Hoffman
Mrs. Elaine A. HOFFMAN, 51, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 4 p.m. Monday in Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw.
She was born Oct. 9, 1922 in Sidney to Ralph and Wilma BEIGH WALGAMUTH. She was married in 1943 to Don HOFFMAN. She was employed for 10 years by the Akron Exchange State bank. She was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Randy [HOFFMAN], Logansport, and Dan [HOFFMAN], Fort Wayne; two grandchildren and the mother, Mrs. Ralph WALGAMUTH, Sidney.
Rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Charles ZUNKLE officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The family requests memorials to the Cancer Fund.

Edward Aughinbaugh
Edward AUGHINBAUGH, 78, formerly of North Manchester, died at 7:40 p.m. Monday at the Wabash nursing home following an illness of seven years.
He was born March 10, 1896 in Wabash county to Francis and Sarah SHOSE AUGHINBAUGH and had lived in North Manchester 27 years, moving there from Gilead. He was married Feb. 20, 1917 in Warsaw to Zilpha PRIZER, who died in 1957. He was a retired employee of Warner Brooder company and was a member of the North Manchester Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Theron HAINES officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 3, 1974

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Robert F. Berns
Robert F. BERNS, 67, secretary of McMahan-O'Connor Construction company Inc. of Rochester, died early Wednesday afternoon at his home on R.R. 3, Plymouth.
Mr. Berns, who had been in ill health, resided the past 20 years in this city until moving last November to a new residence adjacent to the Plymouth country club.
An executive with the McMahan-O'Connor roadbuilding firm since 1947, Mr. Berns had served as a lieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific campaigns. Before his military service, he had been employed 17 years by the Indiana State Highway Commission, being acting engineer of road construction when called to service.
He was born March 1, 1907, in Linton, the son of John and Fredericka BERNS. His marriage was at Crown Point in 1934 to Henrietta THOMPSON, who survives.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist church, Masonic lodge and Elks lodge, all of Rochester, and belonged to the Indiana Society for Professional Engineers. He earned a degree in civil engineering from Purdue university in 1931.
Mr. Berns was a past president of the Indiana Highway Constructors Inc. and currently was serving as a director of the American Concrete Paving Association. He also was associated with numerous other associations connected to the road construction industry.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert J. [BERNS], Rocheter, and David T. [BERNS], Northfield, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Carol) COURSEY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Keith (Virginia) TARNEY, Green Bay, Wis.; eleven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Ruth) GREENWOOD, Linton; Mrs. Joe (Marie) CORBETT, Indianapolis, and Mrs. John (Loretta) HAWKINS, Ellettsville. A brother, Harold [BERNS], preceded in death.
Last rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Friday and also on Saturday until the hour of the service.

Bessie L. Zimmerman
[Bessie L.] ZIMMERMAN was born Oct. 3, 1886 in Sidell, Ill., to William and Elizabeth MANNING SANDERS. Her marriage was April 20, 1907 to Orval "Orva" W. ZIMMERMAN. He preceded in death June 6, 1944. She had resided most of her life in this area. She was a member of the Fulton County Historical Society and an adopted grandmother of Brownie Scout Troop 137.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Mary) VanHORN, Leiters Ford; two sons, William R. ZIMMERMAN, Walkerton, and Robert L. ZIMMERMAN, Lombard, Ill.; eigteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth BRYANT and Maude BUCKMASTER, Rochester, and one brother, Marion SANDERS, of Florida. Three sons, Warren, Elmo and Verle [ZIMMERMAN] preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Multiple Schloerosis fund or to one's favorite charity.

Dorothy Clawson Stockberger
Mrs. Dorothy (CROMLEY) CLAWSON STOCKBERGER was born July 22, 1910, in Culver to Jacob and Anna MAHLER CROMLEY. Her first marriage was to Carl CLAWSON. He preceded in deth. Her second marriage was to Kenneth STOCKBERGER in 1967. She had lived the majority of her life in Fulton county and was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Don (Marilyn) St. CLAIR, R.R. 2, Kewanna; one son, David CLAWSON, R.R. 6, Rochester; three step-daughters, Mrs. Allen (Fern) TREESH and Mrs. Jerry (Pam) TAYLOR, both of Inwood; Mrs. Denny (Judy) KECK, Wheatland, Wyo.; five step-sons, Wayne and Billy [STOCKBERGER], both of Argos, Ivy [STOCKBERGER], Judsonia, Ark; Carl and Allen [STOCKBERGER], both of Plymouth; twenty-two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Rose AULT, Argos; nieces and nephews. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Kenneth S. Stockberger
Kenneth S. STOCKBERGER was born Feb. 14, 1907, in Marshall county to Delbert and Emma JORDAN STOCKBERGER. His marriage was Nov. 6, 1967, at Culver to Dorothy STOCKBERGER. A retired farmer, he had lived the majority of his life in this area and was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Allen (Fern) TREESH and Mrs. Jerry (Pam) TAYLOR, both of Inwood and Mrs. Denny (Judy) KECK, Wheatland, Wyo.; five sons, Wayne and Bill [STOCKBERGER], both of Argos; Ivy [STOCKBERGER], of Judsonia, Ark.; Carl and Allen [STOCKBERGER0, both of Plymouth; one step-daughter, Mrs. Don (Marilyn) St. CLAIR, R.R. 2, Kewanna; one step-son, David CLAWSON, R.R. 6, Rochester; twenty-two grandchildren; one brother, Harold STOCKBERGER, Louisville, Ky.; one sister, and a brother preceded in death.
Double rites for Mr. and Mrs. Stockberger will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Argos Congregational Christian church. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. Mrs.Stockberger will be buried at the Masonic cemetery at Culver and burial for Mr. Stockberger will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Clifford Gene Pierce
Clifford Gene PIERCE was born Oct. 19, 1938, in Rochester, to James and Grace COOK PIERCE. His marriage was in September, 1967, at Lucerne to Judith DECK. He had lived all his life in this area and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and had served in the National Guard. He was employd as a truck driver for the General company at Decatur, Ill.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Tabitha [PIERCE], at home, and Marilyn and Peggy [PIERCE], both of Rochester; one son, Bradley [PIERCE], Rochester; his mother, Mrs. Grace PIERCE, R.R. 1, Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Tina BEE, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Lola) RIDDLE, Ricland Centr, and Mrs. Jack (Carol) HILL, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Gene SELLERS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Beth Ann Nichols
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home for Beth Ann NICHOLS, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton NICHOLS, Talma.

Friday, April 5, 1974

Beth Ann Nichols
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Beth Ann NICHOLS, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton NICHOLS, Talma, who was a victim of Wednesday's tornado inTalma. The Rev. Alvin COOK will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
She was born July 27, 1972, at Plymouth.
Surviving with her parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rollie M. HELSTERN, West Milton, O., the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville ALDRIDGE, Leiters Ford, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Saturday, April 6, 1974

LaMont Gilbert
LaMont GILBERT, 78, Peru, died at Dukes hospital in Peru at 6:45 p.m. Friday after an illness of one year. He moved to Peru from Fulton 25 years ago. He had been an employee of the Forwer Patterson Machine company of Fulton.
He was born Jan. 1, 1896 in Miami county to Frank and Mary KELLER GILBERT. His first marriage was to Ruth GREEN, who preceded in death. He was married in 1933 to Evelyn PATTERSON, who survives.
Also surviving are the following children: Cleon GILBERT, Pensacola, Fla., Emerson GILBERT, at home; Mrs. Claude FORD, Covina, Fla.; Mrs. Jo Anne BURROW, at home; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dwight PATTERSON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Pearl Mahoney
Mrs. Pearl MAHONEY, 98, Redlands, Cal., died there April 3.
She was born Dec. 29, 1875 in Tippecanoe to James and Minerva SHAFFER. She was marrid to William MAHONEY, and had lived near Rochester. Mr. Mahoney died about 20 years ago. She since has lived in California.
Surviving are a son, Dennis MAHONEY, Redlands, Cal.; a grandchild, and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Minerva EVERSOLE, preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the King Memorial home in Mentone and burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call this evening and Sunday afternoon and evening.

Monday, April 8, 1974

Ann Conover
Ann CONOVER, 76, R.R. 6, Rochester, died Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Rochester nursing home after an extended illness.
Born Dec. 26, 1897, in Whiting, she was the daughter of William and Anna JAMES JAMES and had lived here 30 years, moving from Whiting. Her marriage was Sept. 20, 1925, at Crown Poing, to Lee CONOVER, who survives. She was a member of Whippoorwill community church.
Also surviving are two sons, Charles [CONOVER], Anderson, and William [CONOVER], Hammond; seventeen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George (Esther) COLCORD, Almo, Cal.; and Mrs. Virgil (Florence) WIMMER, Sacramento, Cal.; and one brother, Dave JAMES, Sacramento. One son,Adrian [CONOVER], preceded in death in 1970.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Alvan Van GORP officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wendell L. Mann
Wendell L. MANN, 53, Francesville, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday at Memorial hospital in South Bend of injuries suffered in the tornado here Wednesday. He was a passenger in a semi-rig driv en by his son, Lewis [MANN], at the time of his injury.
The two were traveling west on Ind. 14, just west of the Fulton county REMC, at the time the twister hit. They were coming from Rochester where his son had picked up a tank truck and were on their way home.
Mr. Mann was born Oct. 10, 1920 in tippecanoe county to Oscar and Clone WILSON MANN, who preceded in death. He was married Nov. 26, 1942 at Nesho, Mo., to Donna COX, who survives. He had lived in Francesville 10 years, moving from DeMotte. A veteran of WW II, Mr. Mann was a member of the Francesville United Methodist church. He is a retired music teacher, obtaining his M.A. degree from Indiana State university.
He was a junior warden of the Masonic lodge of Francesville and a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend. Mr. Mann was a past commander of the American Legion and a Chaplain of the Forty and Eight of Rensselaer.
Surviving with the wife, Donna [MANN], are the son, Lewis, DeMotte, and two grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Querry-Ulbricht funeral home at Frencesville with the Rev. Harry SHEWMAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Roseland cemetery. Masonic services will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may call from 4 until 6 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tuesday, April 9, 1974

Ann Conover
The Ann CONOVER obituary in Monday's issue listed only two surviving sons, Charles [CONOVER], of Anderson and William [CONOVER], of Hammond. Two sons from her first marriage also survive--Howard SWAN of Santa Barbara, Cal., and James SCHWANDT of Calumet City, Ill. Also, Monday's edition listed only one son, Adrian [CONOVER], as preceding in death. Rowland SWAN, s son, also preceded in death.

Charles C. Beron
Charles Christian BERON, 93, 602 Madison street, died at 11:40 p.m. Monday in the Canterbury nursing home where he had been a patient for 16 months.
Born Oct. 18, 1880 in Wyatt, he was the son of George and Rose BERON. His marriage was to Alice LIDECKER. She died Oct. 18, 1952. He had resided in Rochester 23 years, moving from Mishawaka. He was an employee of the city water company in Mishawaka.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Betty) MUNSEE, of Terre Haute; a sister, Mrs. Ida BENDIT, Wyatt. One daughter, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the City cemetery at Mishawaka. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

George M. Riddle
George M. RIDDLE, longtime Rochester school principal for whom Riddle elementary school was named, died at 3:05 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor after a long illness. Mr. Riddle, who was 78 years of age, resided at 1122 Washington boulevard.
Mr. Riddle devoted his life to the education of children, inside as well as outside the classrooms. He retired in 1966 after 52 years in the teaching profession, 42 of those years as a local elementary principal.
When not following his profession in education, he contributed countless hours to direction of Boy Scout activities and in the work of the First Baptist church. He organized Boy Scout Troop 19 here in 1919 and for 48 years was its Scoutmaster. At the church, he served 26 years as Sunday School superintendent, about the same length of time as a class teacher and was treasurer of the church's building program in the early 1960s.
Upon the completion of planning for the city's new elementary schools in 1956, it was suggested and universally accepted here that one of them was to be named after George M. RIDDLE. and It was. Mr. Riddle moved from old Lincoln school, where he had been princiapl 33 years, to the new Riddle building in 1957 and served as its head until his retirement.
One of family of 11 children of A. J. and Laura KREAMER RIDDLE of Richland township, he was born Jan. 6, 1896, in Rochester, and graduated from Richland Center high school in 1914. He completed a summer course in teaching and began his career at the old College school in Richland township in 1914, moving subsequently to the one-room Whippoorwill school and then the two-room Tiosa school.
After a year's service with the Army Medical Corps in France during World War I, he came to Rochester in 1919 as arithmetic teacher at old Columbia school. He moved to Lincoln as principal in 1924 and until 1949 also taught arithmetic, his specialty.
In 1959, he was honored as "Teacher of the Year" by Indiana Federation of Clubs.
He earned wide recognition for his work with Boy Scouts, having received the Silver Beaver Award, highest adult honor granted by the organization, and the Order of Arrow, national honorary campers' association award. He spent many summers with local Scouts at Camp Buffalo on the Tippecanoe river.
His first marriage was Aug. 24, 1921, in Rochester, to Jessie M. LONG, who died Sept. 12, 1955. His second marriage was July 18, 1959, in Racine, Wis., to Mildred HAUMERSEN, who survives.
Mr. Riddle was an honorary member of the Kiwanis club, National Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa honorary education fraternity, Indiana State Teachers Association, Elementary Principals Association, Indiana Schoolmen's club, and Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. L. C. (Mary) BORTEN, Mentone, and Mrs. Howard (Mabel) WILSON, Rochester; two brothers, Raymond [RIDDLE], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Charles E. [RIDDLE], R.R. 3, Argos; six nieces; five nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and two step-children.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in 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 Foster & Good funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and until 11 a.m. Thursday, as well as at the church in hour before the service.
Memorials should be made to the First Baptist church scholarship fund or to the George M. Riddle School Replacement Fund.

Wednesday, April 10, 1974

Wayne Drudge
Wayne L. DRUDGE, 66, R.R. 2, Akron, died unexpectedly at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Murphy Medical Center inWarsaw.
Born Dec. 13, 1907, in Wabash county, he was the son of Charles and Bertha EBER DRUDGE. His first marriage was in 1943 to Flossie MARTIN, she survives. A farmer, he was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are two daughters, Ella Mae DAY, Wabash; Mrs. Fred (Louise) HANELINE, Huntington; one step-daughter, Mrs. DeWitt (Marilyn) STAFFORD, Akron; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gordon DRUDGE, Burket; Homer DRUDGE, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Elizabeth) GOOD, Akron; Mrs. David (Vera) LIVENGOOD, Indianapolis.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until the hour of service on Friday.

Thursday, April 11, 1974

William A. Barger
William A. BARGER, 88, Kewanna, died at 12:38 p.m. Wednesday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
A lifetime resident of the Kewanna area, he was born March 2, 1886, in that town to Samuel and Emma COOK BARGER. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge and attended the Kewanna United Methodist church.
Surviving are one half-brother, Edwin BARGER, Evanston, Ill.; several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. James BUTLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Rev. Ericus Foor
Final rites were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the J.A. DeMoney and Son funeral home in Columbia City for The Rev. Ericus E. FOOR, 76, Columbia City, who died Monday in the Whitley Memorial hospital in that city. Burial will be in Whitley county.
The Rev. Foor was a former resident of Rochester and had served as pastor in the Perrysburg Baptist and also the Bethlehem Baptist churches in this area.

Loren Elliott
Akron-Mentone News
Loren ELLIOTT, retired farmer of Wabash Co., died Monday evening at the Merriweather Nursing Home after an extended illness.
The father of Mrs. John MOORE, Akron, he was active in the Methodist Church, Rotary, Masons and was on the board of directors at the Rich Valley elevator for many years. He was also a member of the FarmBureau and the county historical society. He was a member of the first class to graduate from Lindawn High School and attended DePauw University three and one-half years.
He was born April 4, 1890. On April 4, 1915 he married Flossie TIPPY, who preceded him in death on Dec. 29, 1945. On Feb. 14, 1948, he married Elizabeth SIPE, who survives.
Surviving with the widow are seven children, Ms. Charles (Lois) GILL and Rebecca ELLIOTT of Cincinnati, Mrs. Ralph (Sara) VOGEL of Three Rivers, Mich., Mrs. Paul (Dorrie) SOUDER, of Charlotte, Mich., Mrs. John (Ruth) MOORE, Akron, Mrs. Frank (Jane) HOLLINGSHEAD, Houston, Texas, and James SIPE, Ft. Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth YARNELLE, Wabash; twenty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Final services were conducted at the Methodist church in Wabash Thursday morning.

Delphia Gray
Akron-Mentone News
Mrs. Delphia GRAY, 82, R.R. 1, Claypool, died Saturday evening at the Indiana State Soldier's Home at Lafayette.
The daughter of Sylvester and Ellen WARREN JOHNSTON, she was born Feb. 11, 1892 at Burket. She was married in 1921 to Frederick GRAY who preceded her in death in 1960.
She was a member of the Center United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Donavan Johnston [GRAY], Claypool; a daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Daisy) HILE, Lima, Ohio; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Center United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dewey FINDLEY officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery, Warsaw.

Pearl Mahoney
Akron-Mentone News
Funeral services were Monday afternoon in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, for Pearl MAHONEY, 98, who died in Redlands, Calif., Wednesday. Burial was in the Tippecanoe cemetery.
The daughter of James and Minerva SHAFFER, she was born Dec. 29, 1875 in Tippecanoe. She married William MAHONEY and lived in Rochester until he died. She then moved to California.
Surviving are a son, Dennis [MAHONEY], Redlands; one grandchild; four great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death.

Sandra JoAnn Manuel
Akron-Mentone News
Sandra JoAnn MANUEL, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert MANUEL, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died April 8 at her home.
She was born March 3, 1974 a Wabash to Robert and Geneva OUSLEY MANUEL.
Surviving in addition to the parnts are paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward MANUEL, Tippecanoe, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burnis OUSLEY, Liberty Mills.
Funeral services were this afternoon at the Claypool Pentecostal Church of God with the Rev. Luther BAILEY officiating. Burial was in the Mentone cemetery. The King Memorial Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pamela Elaine Smith
Akron-Mentone News
Pamela Elaine SMITH, eight-year-old daughter of Thomas and Janet ROMINE SMITH, R.R. 4, Warsaw, was killed Sunday afternoon when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Larry E. LEITER, 35, of Claypool, as she played along the road by her home.
Leiter told investigating officers he was driving a truck south on CR 800 West when he noticed the girl behind a tree. He said for some reason she ran into the road and in front of his truck. He applied the brakes, but the wet pavement and short distance prevented him from stopping before striking the girl who was dead on arrival at Murphy Medical Center with a broken neck.
A lifetime resident of the Etna Green-Atwood communities, she was born June 3, 1965. She was a third grader at Triton Elementary School in Bourbon and was a member of the Camp Creek Church of the Brethren north of Etna Green.
Surviving are the parents; two brothers, Tim and Todd [SMITH], both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Maude ROMINE, Mentone, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur SMITH, R.R. 4, Warsaw.
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Camp Creek Church of the Brethren. Burial was in the Harrison Center Cemetery.

Friday, April 12, 1974

Clyde L. Ludwig
Clyde L. LUDWIG, 53, Argos, died at 6:42 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been seriously ill six weeks.
Born July 1, 1920 near Winamac, he was the son of Richard and Ann SMITH LUDWIG. His marriage was July 31, 1951, at Plymouth to Mae ALLEN, who survives. He had resided in the Argos vicinity since 1956, moving from Knox. He was a member of the Plymouth Moose lodge and had been an employee of the Eley Sswmill company at Argos.
Also surviving are one daughter, Cheryl [LUDWIG], of Boulder, Colo.; one son, Raymond [LUDWIG], at home; four step-children, Eugene ALLEN, Palm Springs, Cal.; Eldon [ALLEN], of Knox, and Mrs. Iva HAYDEN, Norfolk, Va.; five step-grancchildren; one sister, Mrs. Katie PIKE, Plymouth; one brother, Thomas LUDWIG, of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ralph WESTAFER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 13, 1974

Angeline Harrell
Angeline HARRELL, 90, Argos, died at 1:10 p.m. Friday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Plymouth.
She was born Aug. 17, 1883 near Argos to John and Catherine GAST LEFFERT. She was maried May 7, 1903 in Plymouth to Jesse O. HARRELL, who died in 1966. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church in Plymouth.
Surviving are two sons, Frank and William [HARRELL], both R.R. 2, Argos; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Anna DRAKE, Walkerton.
Rites will be at 9 a.m. Monday in the St. Michael's Catholic church at Plymouth with the Rev. Thomas E. DORIAT officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Monday, April 15, 1974

Jesse G. Warmbrod
Jesse George WARMBROD, 80, Culver, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at his residence following an extended illness.
Born Dec. 27, 1893, in Pulaski county, he was the son of Gottlieb and Lovina WARNER WARMBROD. His marriage was Nov. 12, 1919, in Pulaski county to Bertha LOLMAUGH, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Culver area since 1972 moving from Argos. He also had lived in Kewanna and Winamac. He was a member of the Argos Congregational church; the Marshall county Farm Bureau, the Gleaners, and a former officer of the Fulton county REMC.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary ROCK, Rochester; Mrs. Martha RENTSCHLER, of Buckeye, Ariz., and Mrs. Cora PETERS, of Winamac; one brother, John WARMBROD, Rochester. One daughter and four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Argos Congregational church. The Revs. Frank VALARIANO and L. S. HALL will officiate. Burial will be in the Reed cemetery east of Winamac. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Dale Rimpler
Dale RIMPLER, 71, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 5 a.m. Saturday at his home after a two-year illness.
He was born Dec. 15, 1902 in Cass county to Louis and Bertha JONES RIMPLER. He was married to Garnet MOSS in 1924; she died in April of 1972. He was a retired plasterer.
Surviving are a son, Paul [RIMPLER], R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; two grandchildren; two brothers, Claude [RIMPLER], Warsaw, and Robert [RIMPLER], R.R. 1, Twelve Mile and a sister, Mrs. Elsie MILLER, Joliet, Ill.
Rites will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16 with the Rev. Lynn SOUGHAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call today.

Ora L. Babcock
Mrs. Ora Lorraine BABCOCK, 78, former resident of 716 Fulton street, died Saturday evening at the Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had been a patient since July, 1972.
Born Feb. 13, 1896, at Wheatfield, Ind., she was the daughter of Joseph and Daisy AUSTIN. Her marriage was on Feb. 14, 1915, to Robert P. BABCOCK. He preceded in death March 3, 1962. Mrs. Babcock served for many yers as a practical nurse at the old Rochester nursing home.
Surviving are one son, Dr. Robert A. BABCOCK and one grandson, Robert A. BABCOCK Jr., both of Marion; two granddaughters, Mrs. Robert Mark (Leeann) BUCHOLTZ, of St. Louis, and Mrs. Keith (Sally) MCLAUGHLIN, Monticello.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call after 5 p.m. today. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, April 16, 1974

Earl R. Flohr
Earl R. FLOHR, 50, R.R. 2, Silver Lake, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in University Medical Center at Ann Arbor, Mich., where he had been a patient four weeks.
Born Nov. 23, 1923, in Fulton county, he was the son of Russell and Elsie BROOKS FLOHR. His marriage was June 10, 1972, in Silver Lake to Ilant PENN, who survives. He was a veteran of service in the U.S. Navy and a member of the American Legion at North Manchester. He had resided in the Silver Lake area two years, moving from Wabash. He moved from the Akron area in 1946.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Susan) FLITCRAFT, Roann, and Mrs. Roy (Michelle) HOWARD, Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sons, Steven [FLOHR], West Lafayette and Brad [FLOHR], of Germany, two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Elsie FLOHR, North Manchester two step-daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Janice) JOHNSON and Mrs. Connie BOUSE, both of Silver Lake; two step-sons, David PENN, Silver Lake, and William PENN, Killeen, Texas; three brothers, Sam and Ted [FLOHR], both of Akron, and Donald [FLOHR], of Dayton, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Hillard (Judy) MITCHELL, Blissfield, Mich.; and Mrs. Tom (Cheryl) MILLER, of Wabash. One son, a sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate. Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. Wednesday until noon on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Calvin D. Crabill
Calvin D. CRABILL, 62, 430 West Fifth street, died at 4:50 a.m. today at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.
He was born April 12, 1912, in Whitley county, Ind. to Albert and Elma Grace CRABILL. Both parents preceded in death. His marriage was April 17, 1938 in Donaldson, Ind. to Marjorie R. GARNER, who survives. He was an employee of the Rochester middle school, working on the maintenance staff. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Carole) ZIMMERMAN, Madison, Wis.; Mrs. Douglas (Sharon) HARRIED, of Trenton, Ill.; Mrs. Jerry (Judy) LEWIS, Rochester; one son, Rev. Don CRABILL, Kokomo; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Carl (Lena) FULK, Churubusco; Mrs. Edgar (Clara) HOPPAS, of Columbia City Mrs. Waveland (Mary) HOWE, of New Haven, Ind.; one brother, Lyman [CRABILL], of Columbia City; several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ross COOK and F.G. KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 17, 1974

Clyde S. Collins
Clyde S. COLLINS, 85, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born Dec. 24, 1888, in Kewanna, he was the son of Sylvester and Mary Louella BARGER COLLINS. His first marriage was June 2, 1914, to Clara OLSEN. She died in 1959. His second marriage was in 1960 to Louise ZELLERS. She survives.
He was a retired farmer and also a licensed embalmer. He attended the United Methodist church in Kewanna and was a 50-year member of the Kewanna Masonic lodge and the I.O.O.F. lodge at Kewanna.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irene HENDRICKSON, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Mrs. Ruth BIESEN, of Highland; three sons, James [COLLINS], of Cheraw, S.C.; John [COLLINS], of Longwood, Fla., and Joe [COLLINS], of Kewanna; three step-sons, Fred ZELLERS, Rocheser; Phil ZELLERS, Woodbridge, Va.; Lewis ZELLERS, Vancouver, Wash.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Betty SMITH, Macy; Mrs. Evelyn MILLER, Greensville, S.C.; one brother, Roscoe [COLLINS], North Manchester; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kewanna United Methodist church. The Rev. James BUTLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna where Masonic services will be conducted. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Thursday, April 18, 1974

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Friday, April 19, 1974

Kenneth C. Starkweather
Kenneth C. STARKWEATHER, 62, North Manchester, former Rochester resident, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Wabash county hospital.
Born Feb. 23, 1912, in Mishawaka, he was the son of James C. and Mayme HATFIELD STARKWEATHER. His marriage was to Martha ROGERS on June 15, 1945. She survives. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the North Manchester American Legion and VFW. He had resided in North Manchester 12 years, moving from Rochester.
Also surviving are his mother, of Edwardsburg, Mich.; three sons, Frank STARKWEATHER, Logansport; David [STARKWEATHER], of New Haven; Roy [STARWEATHER], of R.R. 4, North Manchester; four daughters, Dixie STARKWEATHER, Warsaw; Mrs. Dick (Linda) PATRICK, R.R. 2, Pierceton; Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy) HOWARD, R.R. 1, North Manchester, and Sandra STARKWEATHER, at home; six grandchildren; two brothers, Russell STARKWEATHER, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Ben STARKWEATHER, Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Mrs. Marion MARBAUGH, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Mrs. June HATFIELD, Adamsville, Mich. One son, four brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Bender funeral home in North Manchester. The Rev. Tharon HANES will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Aileen Mae Heyde
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport for Mrs. Aileen Mae HEYDE, 73, of Logansport who died Wednesday in Bowling Green, O. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Heyde was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Forest HEYDE of Lake Manitou. She had been a summer resident on the North shore of the lake. Her husband, Dewey HEYDE, preceded in death.

Saturday, April 20, 1974

Goldie Rentschler
Mrs. Goldie RENTSCHLER, 86, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Friday at 3 p.m. at the Rochester nursing home. Ill the past several years, she had been in the nursing home since Oct. 15, 1971.
Mrs. Rentschler was born Jan 4, 1888 in Cass county. She was first married to Dr. T. P. COOK, who died Jan. 21, 1953. She later was married to Henry RENTSCHLER, who died Oct. 9, 1961. Mrs. Rentschler had lived in the Rochester vicinity her entire life.
Surviving are two brothers, Harry HOPPER, Rochester, and Earl HOPPER, Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie WILSON, Logansport; Mrs. Viola GREASOR, Kokomo, and Mrs. Hazel CHAPIN, Macy. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Gregory Stults
Gregory STULTS, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David STULTS, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 9:05 a.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital where he was a patient since Sunday. He had been seriously ill for six months.
He was born Oct. 30, 1971 in Plymouth to David and Kathleen BLACKFORD STULTS.
Surviving with the parents are a sistery, Gayle [STULTS], and a brother, David [STULTS] Jr., both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William BLACKFORD, Tippecanoe; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William STULTS, R.R. 1, Argos; the maternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Sarah BLACKFORD, Tippecanoe, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence STOUDER, Etna Green; the paternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Vada STULTS, Argos, and Mr. and Mrs. Noble NIFONG, Argos.
Last rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Tippecanoe Community church with the Rev. Ernie WILBER officiating and burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 7 o'clock tonight, after 2 p.m. Sunday and until 11 a.m. Monday and then at the church for one hour before services.

Louise E. Davidson
Miss Louise E. "Lou" DAVIDSON, 61, R.R. 1, Rochester, co-owner of the Pam and Louise Dance Studio of Rochester, Plymouth and Peru for the last 20 years, died early this morning in her sleep at her home.
She was born Dec. 22, 1912 in Hicksville, O., to Alexander and Albertina BITTIG DAVIDSON, who preceded in death. She had lived here since 1957, moving here from Los Angeles, Cal. She and her partner in the dance studio, Helen "Pam" PARMALEE, had been in vaudeville and show business for 20 years before establishing their dance studio. Miss Davidson was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary at Peru.
Surviving are aunts, uncles and cousins.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 22, 1974

Sylvia Marie Drinkwater
Mrs. Sylvia Marie DRINKWATER, 75, Macy, died Saturday at 8:05 p.m. at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. Mrs. Drinkwater had been ill the past four years.
She was born Jan 7, 1899 to William H. and Martha SPURGEON SUTTON. She was married Feb. 7, 1918 at Indianapolis to Hugh M. DRINKWATER, who died Dec. 17, 1962. Mrs. Drinkwter, the youngest of a family of 12, was a member of the American Legion auxiliary at Peru.
Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Robert MUSGRAVE, Peru; Mrs. Charles WALKER, Peru; Mrs. Harriett DILTS, Royal Center, and one nephew, Gene SUTTON, Peru.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the McCain funeral home at Denver with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dr. Dean K. Stinson
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home for Dr. Dean K. STINSON, 68, Rochester physician who died Saturday at 7:50 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He resided at 1318 Main street.
Dr. Stinson, who practiced medicine in this community 42 years, had been in declining health since receiving a broken right hip in a fall at Indianapolis Oct. 17, 1972.
The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the Masonic lodge will conduct its memorial services at 8 p.m. today.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the 1973 Masonic Building Fund or to the Heart Fund.
Dr. Stinson was forced to close his medical practice at 816 Main street following his injury; his death ends two generations of medical service to the city and county by the Stinson family. His father, Dr. A. E. "Dick" STINSON, who died in 1957, preceded him and practiced medicine here for over a half-century.
"Dr. Dean," as the son was known, joined his father in practice here upon his graduation from the Indiana university school of medicine in 1929.
Despite the long hours associated with his medical practice, Dr. Stinson long had been involved actively in civic, governmental and political affairs. Last month, his achievements in this sphere were recognized when he received the Rochester Chamber of Commerce's 1974 Community Service Award, given at the Chamber's annual membership banquet.
From 1934-56 he served as Fulton county coroner and also was county health officer at the time of his death, having filled this office since 1966.
A lifelong Republican, in 1953 he accepted appointment as chairman of the Fulton County GOP Central committee "temporarily," but was so successful in the post that he was elected five times by party committeemen and served until 1964.
He had been delegate to Republican state conventions continuously from 1930. From his post as county GOP chairman, he was elected delegate to the Republican national conventions of 1956 and 1964 at San Francisco and as alternate delegate to the National GOP conclave in Chicago in 1960. Dr. Stinson was recognized for his community achievements in the 1964 edition of "Who's Who in the Midwest."
He also was a charter member and a director of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Fulton County.
Born April 5, 1906, at Athens, he was the son of Dr. A. E. and Grace KING STINSON and had spent his entire life in this community. He was married Oct. 2, 1945, at South Bend, to Bonnie BAILEY, who survives.
Dr. Stinson was a member of the American Medical Association, Fulton County Medical Society, Aviation Medical Examiners, American Highway Surgeons Association and American Association of Railway Surgeons.
An active Mason, he belonged to the local Masonic, Royal Arch and Eastern Star orders, as well as Manitou Shrine club, South Bend Scottish Rite, Avalon Grotto of South Bend and Mizpah Shrine Temple of Fort Wayne. He also was affiliated with the Elks, Moose and I.O.O.F. lodges here, as well as the Kiwanis club of Rochester and the Columbia club of Indianapolis.
Also survving are four daughters, Mrs. Keith (Nancy) SHAFER, Mrs. Richard (Anne) CLAY and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) McGEE, all of Rocheter, and Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) TROSIN, Jackson, Mich.; two sons, Staff Sgt. Dean STINSON Jr., Grissom Air Force Base, Ind., and Steve STINSON, Rochester attorney; fifteen grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, and one aunt, Mrs. Ferol SKIDMORE, Rochester.

Robert E. Cook
Robert E. COOK, 59, 1500 Bancroft avenue, Fulton County surveyor, died at 9 a.m. today at his residence following a 1 1/2 year illness. He had been seriously ill two weeks.
Cook had been Fulton county surveyor since 1968 when he was elected to the office on the Republican ticket.
He was appointed by the Fulton County Commissioners in October of 1964 as surveyor to fill the term of Dale ZIMMERMAN who died in office. The term expired in December of that year. Cook previously had been employed in the surveyor's office 18 years, serving with Zimmerman and Lyman BURKETT, Zimmerman's predecessor. Cook was reelected to the post in 1972 for an additional four-year term.
Mrs. Marjorie RICHTER is deputy surveyor. It will be up to the Fulton Board of County Commissioners to name a successor to Cook.
A lifetime resident of the Rochester community, he was born Oct. 20, 1914, in Rochester to Howard and Millie BRUCE COOK. His marriage was July 14, 1943, in Culver to Margaret "Peg" COVER, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Rochester Elks lodge, American Legion Post 36, Moose lodge 1107, Operating Engineers, Forty & Eight, Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors and the County Surveyors association.
Surviving with his wife are three nephews, Robert JACKSON, Rochester; Donald JACKSON, Florence, S.C., and Richard JACKSON, Lafayette; one niece, Mrs. Henry (Carolyn) GURLEY, Holloman AFB, Mexico; an aunt, Nina OVERMYER, Culver; one step-uncle, Jesse OVERMYER, Culver. One sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery here. Friends may call at the funerl home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Ray H. Butterbaugh
Ray H. BUTTERBAUGH, 76, R.R. 2, North Manchester, retired farmer, died Saturday at 9:15 p.m. in Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Wabash. He had been ill four months.
He was born Sept. 7, 1897 in Wabash county near North Manchester to Franklin and Anna BOLINGER BUTTERBAUGH. He was a member of the Old German Baptist church. He was married Sept. 11, 1915 to Hazel MILLER, who survives.
Also surviving are six children, Mrs. Ralph (Edna Mae) SHEWMAN, Akron; Mrs. Ora (Eileen) BLOCHER, Leon BUTTERBAUGH, Mrs. Keith (Cleo) WAGONER and Bob BUTTERBAUGH, all of North Manchester, and Mrs. Eldon (Marianne) FRUITT, Modesto, Cal.; fourteen grandchildren; eleven great-gandchildren. A son preceded in death.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Old German Baptist church at North Manchester with Elders Carl STRAIKE and Clarence REAVIS officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester after 4 p.m. today.

Tuesday, April 23, 1974

Kathleen Smiley
Authorities at Gastonia, N.C., said two men were arrested today in the murder Sunday of Kathleen SMILEY, 16, of Atlanta, Ga., whose body was found tied to a tree Sunday in Rural Gaston county.
Miss Smiley was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale SMILEY. Her father is a native of Rochester and the family has been frequent visitors to the city.
Detective Archie HUFFSTETLER said Wallace Charles LANFORD, 21, and Pinkney Thompson MITCHELL Jr., 25, were taken into custody by Gaston County police about 9:30 a.m. on U.S. 321 near Gastonia.
He said the two surrendered following a brief chase. Warrants had been issued for their arrests charging them with the girl's murder.
Miss Smiley was found dead in the Lincoln Academy section of Gaston county Sunday. She was gagged and her body was bound to a tree with wires around her hands and through her mouth. Police said she had been stabbed seven times and hit on the head.
An autopsy was to be performed.
Her 1972 Volkswagen was found burning in the same area shortly after the body was discovered. The girl was identified by school books found in her car. She was to graduate from his school in Atlanta this spring.
Huffstetler said that Mitchell had escaped from the Catawba county department of Corrections Feb. 13. He had been serving three to five years for auto larceny.
It is not known how Miss Smiley came to North Carolina from Georgia, but she telephoned her mother to say she would be home after buying some gasoline. She was found dead about 7 p.m., nine hours later.
Mrs. Jackie SMILEY, her mother, said the girl had breakfast with her father in Atlanta Sunday morning. The Smileys are separated and her father lives in Chicago. He is district sales manager of the Papermate division of the Gillette corporation.
Mrs. Smiley identified the body Monday.
Surviving besides the parents, are two sisters, Debbie and Patricia [SMILEY]; four uncles, Ray, Don and John SMILEY, all of Rochester, and Dean SMILEY, Terre Haute, and two aunts, Mrs. Milo (Ruth) TULLIS, Wabash, and Mrs. Larry (Terry) HOWDESHELL, Rochester.
Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta.

Sherman William Caddy Jr.
Final rites were conducted at 4 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Sherman William CADDY Jr., R.R. 1, Akron, who was stillborn at 9:05 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Clifford WILKINSON officiated. Burial was in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin BOOKS, R.R. 2, Kewanna; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. CADDY Sr., R.R. 4, Rochester; the maternal step-great-grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth MULLINIX, of Peru.

Emma Strong
Mrs. Emma STRONG, 76, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 9 a.m. today at her residence.
Born April 17, 1898, in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of John and Sarah FUNK SEBRING. Her marriage was Nov. 25, 1919 to Howard STRONG. He preceded in death in 1974.
Surviving are two sons, Merl [STRONG], of Akron, and Robert [STRONG], of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Clyde FULTZ, North Manchester.
Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Lulu T. Davis
Mrs. Lulu T. DAVIS, 84, Akron, died at 4 a.m. today in the Canterbury nursing home where she had been a patient two years.
Born Nov. 1, 1888, in Seward township, she was the daughter of James and Laura ADAMS PAXTON. Her marriage was March 7, 1911, to Walter C. DAVIS. He died in 1956. She had resided in the Akron area 15 years, moving from Kosciusko county. She was a member of the Brethren church in Akron.
Surviving are one son, Herbert C. DAVIS, R.R. 1, Mentone; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. One son, a twin sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Charles ZUNKE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, April 24, 1974

Michael A. Coplen
Michael A. COPLEN, 24, formerly of Mentone, who moved to California three weeks ago, was killed in a traffic crash Sunday at Santa Anna, Cal.
He was born Oct. 13, 1949 in Warsaw to Harold and Lorene SPOHN COPLEN. He served with the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam.
Surviving are two daughters, Michelle, 2, and Cheresh [COPLEN], 1, the mother, Mrs. Lorene WELDY, Bremen; six half-brothers, Timothy COPLEN, Steve COPLEN and Robert COPLEN, all of Rocheter; Terry COPLEN, Joseph WELDY and Dean WELDY, all of Bremen; two half-sisters, Serita MARKLEY, Rochestr, and Sharon GIROUARD, Arizona; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Virginia AULT, Plymouth; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell COPLEN, Mentone.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday 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. Thursday.

Sacha Marie Edington
Sacha Marie EDINGTON, 3 1/2 week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl EDINGTON, 200 Jefferson street, was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 7 a.m. today.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Harry E. Beattie
Harry E. BEATTIE, 83, former Rochester resident died monday in a nursing home in Sheridan, Ind.
He was a veteran of World War II and a retired horse breeder and trainer.
Surviving with his wife, Mrs. Deveda BEATTIE, are one son, Wilbur [BEATTIE[, of Chicago; two daughters, Patricia DAUBENSPECK, Troy, N.Y., and Bonnie ADAMS, Middletown, N.Y.; six grandchildren; one brother, Don [BEATTIE], of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Grace APT, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hinshaw funeral home in Sheridan. Burial will be in the Crown View cemetery.

Emma Strong
Final rites for Mrs. Emma STRONG, 76, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at her home Tuesday, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, April 25, 1974

Sacha Marie Edington
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for Sacha Marie EDINGTON, 3 1/2 week-old daughter of Carl and Sharon EDINGTON, 200 Jefferson street, who died at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Surviving with the parents are three brothers, Steven, Eric and Craig [EDINGTON], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Juanita PATRICK, Culver, and Mrs. Charles MILLER, Cincinnati, O.

Harold H. Walters
Harold H. WALTERS, 60, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born July 17, 1913, in Fulton, he was the son of Alonzo and Golda HARSH WALTERS. His marriage was in 1938 to Edith WHETSTONE, who survives. He had resided in the Mentone and Talma area all his life and was a former member of the Talma United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, Stephen [WALTERS], of Mentone; one half-sister, Cleo KELLY, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two step-sisters, Mrs. Ruth DAVIS, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Margaret SOUTHER, Tippecanoe; three grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Walter HOUSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Friday, April 26, 1974

Carroll L. Thompson
Carroll L. THOMPSON, 52, retired Green township farmer, died at 2:45 a.m. today at his home on R.R. 1, Argos. Death was due to a heart condition.
He was manager of the Plymouth Production Credit association and was trustee of Green township.
He was born Jan. 31, 1922 in Norway, Kans., to Victor and Lila WOODKA THOMPSON. He was married Nov. 22, 1945 in Argos to Lida COWEN, who survives He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Eighth Air Force in Europe; and was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church, Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge and a number of civic organizations.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Loralie and Maurine [THOMPSON], both at home, and Mrs. Ed (Bonnie) LOHMANN, Tempe, Ariz.; a son, Lt. Don THOMPSON, with the U.S. Air Force in Pensacola, Fla.; the parents and a brother, Floyd [THOMPSON], all of Concordia, Kans.; three sisters, Mrs. Adolph MURDACK, Concordia; Mrs. Gene CHAPEL, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Kenneth DOUGLAS, LaPlata, Mo., and a step-brother, Don WILLEY, Davenport, Ia. A son, Lt. Jay O. THOMPSON, died in 1972.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Poplar Grove United Methodist church with the Revs. W. Ray KUHN and Mark DAY officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 1 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church for one hour before services. Memorial contributions may be made to the coronary care unit of Marshall County Parkview hospital.

Aaron M. Stallard
Aaron M. STALLARD, 71, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his residence following several months illness.
Born March 23, 1903, in Miami county, he was the son of Frank and Didema FIDNER STALLARD. His marriage was in 1929 to Evelyn HARTZLER, who survives. A farmer, he was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Sharon) DURKES, Rochester; Mrs. Allan (Shirley) CALVERT, Rochester; one son, Earl [STALLARD], of Los Angeles; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. One son preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Eva Mae Hickle
Mrs. Eva Mae HICKLE, 67, Kewanna, died at 5:20 p.m. Thursday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac. Born Oct. 20, 1906, in Pulaski county, she was the daughter of Theodore and Jennifer CASSIDY WHITE. Her marriage was to George A. HICKLE on Nov. 8, 1927, in Winamac. He preceded in deth in 1965. She was a retired inspector from the Rice corporation in Winamac. She was a member of the O.E.S. of Kewanna and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles lodge in Logansport.
Surviving are two sons, Harold P. [HICKLE], of Kewanna, and Howard E. [HICKLE], Lakeville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One son and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. James BUTLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday

Saturday, April 27, 1974

Aaron M. Stallard
Last rites for Aaron M. STALLARD, 71, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at his home Friday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, April 29, 1974

Aurel Clark
Mrs. Aurel (McCUEN) HERSHBERGER CLARK, 82, R.R. 1, Summitville, former Argos resident, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Marion General hospital.
Born Jan. 11, 1892, in Mentone, she was the daughter of Bennie and Hattie JEFFERIES McCUEN. Her first marriage was Jan. 9, 1909, at Bourbon, to J. Arthur HERSHBERGER. He died in 1956. Her second marriage was to Harold R. CLARK in 1963. He survives. She had resided in Summitville 11 years, moving from Argos. She was a member of the Walnut Township Home Economics club and the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Victor (Dortha) BINKLEY, Warsaw; Mrs. Johnnie (Harriet) WINTERROWD, R.R. 2, Argos; Mrs. Richard (Rose) LEWIS, Tiosa; two sons, Marvin F. HERSHBERGER, San Jose, Cal.; Carl HERSHBERGER, Duneden, Fla.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Virginia CHRISTIE, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. James (Mary) MURDOCK, Anderson; two step-sons, Howard W. CLARK, Summitville, and the Rev. Jean E. CLARK, Marion; nineteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Donald (Olive) POULSON, Etna Green. Services will be conductd at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hunt funeral home in Fairmount where friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday. The remains will then be brought to the Grossman funeral home in Argos where friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Final rites will be conducted in the Walnut church of the Brethren at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. T.D. CLARK will officiate at both services. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery.

Vicki Parsons
Mrs. Vicki Sue PARSONS, 24, Four Seasons Mobile Home Court, died unexpectedly at 8 p.m. Sunday at her residence.
Although the cause of death has been undetermined and an autopsy has been ordered, Junior GOOD, Fulton county coroner, said death was apparently due to natural causes.
Mrs. Parsons was born Sept. 23, 1949, in Rocheter to Mrs. Pat EATON CAYWOOD and Robert CAYWOOD. Her marriage was July 10, 1972, in Rochester to Charles R. PARSONS, who survives. A lifetime resident of this community, she was a 1967 graduate of Rocheter high school and a 1971 graduate of Ball State university, wher she earned her B.S. degree in the School of Nursing. At the time of her death, she was employed in the office of Dr. Pedro Del ROSARIO as a nurse. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving with her husband and parents are two sisters, Pami and Debbie CAYWOOD, both at home; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marshall EATON, Vero Beach, Fla.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield HANSEN, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 30, 1974

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Wednesday, May 1, 1974

Bernard P. Bridegroom
Bernard P. BRIDEGROOM, 64, Gordon, Wis., formerly of Leiters Ford, died early Tuesday, apparently of a heart attack.
He was born Oct. 18, 1909 in Leiters Ford to Thomas and Jennie LOUGH BRIDEGROOM. He lived most of his life in the Leiters Ford area. He also resided in Blue Island, Ill., before retiring and moving to Wisconsin. He had been employed by the Modern Drop Forge company of Blue Island.
Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Bill (Ann) TOOLE, New Orleans; Miss D. J. BRIDEGROOM, Anaheim, Cal., and sister, Pauline BRIDEGROOM, Mishawaka; two nephews, Tom BRIDEGROOM, Danville, Ind., and Bruce BRIDEGROOM, Tucson, Ariz. Two brothers, Paul and Dr. Hugh [BRIDEGROOM], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist church with the Rev. Phillip LUTZ officiating. Burial will be in the [Moon] cemetery near Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, May 2, 1974

Ida Belle Bailey
Mrs. Ida Belle BAILEY, 82, 1022 Main street, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at her home. She had been ill several months but death was unexpected.
Born in Rochester Nov. 21, 1891, she was the daughter of William H. and Sarah Elizabeth CALLISON WAGONER. She was married July 5, 1908 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Max P. BAILEY Sr., who died March 17, 1969. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church and the Friendship Circle of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dean K. (Lavonna) STINSON and Betty Jane BAILEY, both of Rochester; a son, Capt. Max. P. BAILEY Jr., USN-Retired, Marion, Ala.; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Margaret) COHEN and Mrs. Guy (Mary) FIELDS, both of South Bend. Five brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Dollie M. Bitters
Mrs. Dollie Mae BITTERS, 87, former Rochester resident, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Peabody Memorial home in North Manchester where she had resided the past four yers.
Born Oct. 2, 1886, in Fairburg, Ill., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles SMITH. Her marriage was in 1922 to Harry S. BITTERS. He died in 1969. She was a member of the Methodist church.
There are no immediate survivors.
Final rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Bender funeral home in North Manchester. William VISSER, superintendent of the Peabody Home, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery where graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Laurence SMITH of Rochester.

Grover C. Huffman
Grover C. HUFFMAN, 89, Akron, died at 1:40 a.m. today at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw. He had been ill six months.
Mr. Huffman was born Feb. 12, 1885 in Kosciusko county to Jerry and Susan MOORE HUFFMAN. He was married in 1904 at Warsaw to Myrtle SHIREMAN, who died in August, 1966. A lifetime resident of the Akron community, he was a member of the Akron church of the Brethren.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dean (Mabel) COLLET, Plant City, Fla.; Mrs. James (Mary Ann) SACKEY, Claypool; Mrs. Kenneth (Eleanor) POLLOCK, Pierceton; Mrs. Paul (Irene) GRISSO, Sydney; two sons, Joe [HUFFMAN], South Whitley, and Jerry [HUFFMAN], St. Louis, Mo.; fifty-one grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren. Four children preceded in death.
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Charles ZUNKEL officiating. Burial will be in the Eel River cemetery, five miles east of Silver Lake. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 3, 1974

Amelia S. Getz
Mrs. Amelia S. GETZ, 86, Kokomo, mother of Mrs. Lucille GETZ EIKENBERY, Rochester, died Thursday at 7:45 a.m. in the Howard Community hospital at Kokomo. She had been ill several years.
Born Nov. 11, 1887, in Huntington, she was the daughter of Henry and Minnie WEHORS DEHNE. Her marriage was Nov. 11, 1905, to James L. GETZ. he preceded in death Oct. 11, 1970. She was a retired employee of Kingston Products company. She was a member of the Parr Memorial Methodist church in Kokomo.
Surviving with Mrs. Eikenbery are two other daughters, Mrs. Charlene MOSS and Mrs. Phyllis CLARK, both of Kokomo; four sons, Victor, Robert and William [GETZ], all of Kokomo, and Donald [GETZ], of Wabash; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul DEHNE, Warren. Two daughtrs, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Peacock funeral home in Kokomo. The Rev. Willis SYPHERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery at Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home.
William Robinson
Final rites were held Thursday in Kokomo for William ROBINSON, Kokomo resident who died Monday at Howard Community hospital.
Mr. Robinson was the husband of Ruby ROUCH ROBINSON, former Rochester resident.
Also surviving are three daughters among whom in Miss Barbara MORRISON of Rochester. Also surviving are six grandchildren.

Carl H. Bacon
Carl H. "Brownie" BACON, 79, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 6 a.m. today at his residence.
Final rites are pending at the McCain funeral home.

Saturday, May 4, 1974

Carl H. Bacon
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCain funeral home for Carl H. "Brownie" BACON, Perrysburg resident who died Friday at his residence. The Rev. Arthur HICKS will officiate. Burial will be in the Perrysburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Born Dec. 20, 1894, in Fulton county, he was the son of Jacob R. and Mary L. McMILLEN BACON. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are three sisters, Chloie STANLEY, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mary HILL of Fort Meyer, Fla., and Rhoda BROWN, Warsaw; one brother Walter BACON, Mexico. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.

Lyman R. Swick
Lyman Ray SWICK, 89, Akron, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw. He had been ill two years.
Born May 29, 1884, in Kosciusko county, he was the son of Henry and Elizabeth KELLER SWICK. His first marriage was Jan. 9, 1909, in Warsaw to Alice BRADY. She died in 1961. His second marriage was in 1963 to Lulu STRONG; she survives. A lifetime rsident of the Akron community, he was retired from farming. He was a member of the Fairview E.U.B. church at Yellow Creek lake and the Warsaw Eagles lodge.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Viola) FUNNELL, R.R. 1, Mentone, two sons, Leonard and Orville [SWICK], both of R.R. 2, Akron; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Hazel FLODIN, of Florida; and Mary MATHIAS, of Fort Wayne; Irene IZARD, of Stockton, Cal.; one step-son, John STRONG, Chicago; eight step-grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren. One sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Revs. Kenneth HOSTETLER and J.D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 6, 1974

Douglas B. Blackport
Douglas B. BLACKPORT, 27, Goshen, died Saturday morning in Elkhart General hospital following a 14-month illness with leukemia.
He was born in Goshen June 30, 1946 and was employed at Everett Linway supermarket. He was married Nov. 22, 1965 to Judith A. RENTSCHLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron RENTSCHLER, R.R. 6, Rochester.
He was a member of the Church of God in Goshen, The Goshen Jaycees, the Moose lodge and was a past member of the Exchange club.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Angela Sue and Candace Lee [BLACKPORT], both at home; the father, Herman BLACKPORT, and a brother Larry [BLACKPORT], Goshen. The mother died March 22, 1974.
Friends may call at the Yoder-Culp funeral home in Goshen. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the First Church of God in Goshen with the Rev. W. Thomas LEE officiating. Burial will be in the Violett cemetery in Goshen.

Emma W. Wentzel
Mrs. Emma W. WENTZEL, 87, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died today at 12:10 a.m. at the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Mrs. Wentzel ws born Feb. 7, 1887 in Pulaski county to Christian and Louisa YAKAISH PETERS. She was married April 9, 1907 at Rochester to Harry L. WENTZEL, who died Aug. 2, 1971. She was a member of the Zion Gospel Ladies Aid.
Surviving are two sons, Clarence [WENTZEL], R.R. 2, Rochester, and Robert [WENTZEL], R.R. 1, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Kate HUBENY; twelve grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn SCHEUB, a son, Lester [WENTZEL], five brothers, three sisters, and a grandchild.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison Memorial Garden chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 7, 1974

Frederick T. Endreff
Frederick T. ENDREFF, 62, R.R. 4, Elkhart, died at 4 p.m. Monday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend. He was born Dec. 3, 1911, in Wabash to George and Edith BRASH ENDREFF. His marriage was Dec. 27, 1946, in Walkerton to Barbara CAMPBELL, who survives. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Local 12273 and was a veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and an employee of Miles Laboratories in Elkhart.
Also surviving are two daughters, Susan Jo and Valerie Ann [ENDREFF], both students at Ball State university; one brother, Charles ENDREFF, North Manchester; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph KELLIS, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Joseph ANDERSON, Wabash.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Stemm-Lawson funeral home in Elkhart. The Rev. Robert C. PASSELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Falls cemetery in Wabash where graveside services will be conductd at 2 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Elkhart County Cancer fund.

Dr. Kline M. Richardson
Dr. Kline M. RICHARDSON, 87, Peoria, Ill., died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
Born July 25, 1886, in Rochester, he was the son of Kelsey P. and Florence STAHL RICHARDSON. His marriage was Oct. 6, 1914, in Rochester, to Ruth TRACEY. She preceded in death Jan. 14, 1957. A graduate of Rochester high school and the Indiana University School of Medicine, he had retired from the medical profession in 1966 after 50 years of practice. He was a member of the First Methodist church in Peoria, and the F&AM lodge at Rankin, Ill., Peoria Consistory and the Peoria Lions club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Warren (Maryanna) ZEHR, Minneapolis; two sons, Kline T. [RICHARDSON], Ferguson, Mo., and Deane E. [RICHARDSON], Tempe, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; one brother, Adolph RICHARDSON, Mishawaka; one sister, Mrs. Helen MILLER, South Bend. A brother, Dr. Charles RICHARDSON, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday 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 two hours prior to services.

Charles E. Brown
Charles E. BROWN, 84, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 7:15 a.m. today at the residence of Lester KITNER, R.R. 2, Macy. He had been ill since March 7.
Born March 30, 1890, in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Margaret GREGORY BROWN. His first marriage was July 17, 1912, to Gail CARTER. She preceded in death in 1960. His second marriage was to Lena SATTERTHWAITE in 1964. She died in 1973. A retired farmer, he was a lifetime resident of Fulton county. He was a member of the First United Methodist church at Lincolnville.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Emerson (Hazel) SHEETS, Akron; one brother, Arthur BROWN, Akron; one sister, Miss Hester BROWN, Logansport; two step-daughters, Mrs. Harry (Hester) WRIGHT, Marion, and Mrs. Don (Joann) EVANS, Mishawaka; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. One son, a daughter and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Carl THOMPSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, May 8, 1974

Arthur L. Snyder
Arthur L. SNYDER, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday at his residence in Marion, Ohio.
Surviving with a son are two sisters, Mrs. Lulu BRYANT and Mrs. George HAMMOND, both of Rochester, and a brother, Fred SNYDER, of Huntington.
Final rites are pending at the Gunder funeral home in Marion, O.

William H. Collins
Mr. William Hugh COLLINS, 66, Logansport, died Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at the Memorial hospital in Logansport. He was a former Rochester resident.
Mr. Collins was born March 25, 1908 at Rochester to William F. and Mary STAHL COLLINS. William F. Collins, the father, survives. William Hugh Collins was married Jan. 11, 1930 at Hammond to Zelma "Sally" BENARD, who survives. He lived the majority of his life in Rochester, movng to Logansport two years ago. A retired painter and decorator, Mr. Collins was a member of the First Christian Church, the VFW and the American Legion Post 36, all of Rochester. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife and father are two daughters, Mrs. Garland (Phyllis) ESHELMAN, Logansport, and Mrs. Richard (Diane) SHEW, Lafayette two sons, John E. [COLLINS], St. Louis, and William H. [COLLINS] Jr., Indianapolis; eleven grandchildre; one brother, Glen [COLLINS], Macy; two half-brothers, Paul and Leroy STAHL, Hammond. The mother and a brother, Lowell [COLLINS], prceded in death.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. [Josef] PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 9, 1974

Maude Hiland
Final rites are pending at the Carr Memorial funeral home in Tempe, Ariz., for Mrs. Maude HILAND, former Rocheter resident who died Tuesday in Glendale, Ariz. Burial will be in the East Resthaven cemetery at Phoenix.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jackie SMITH, of Glendale,Ariz.; four sisters, Mrs. Helen WIGHAM, Mrs. Vieve KELSEY and Mrs. Juanita ALBER, all of Tempe, Ariz.; Mrs. Mary ZEIDER, Logansport, and one brother, Lewis MARKLEY, Rochester.

Friday, May 10, 1974

Jesse M. Cox
Jesse M. COX, 72, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been ill nine years.
He was born Dec. 30, 1901 in Alabama to William L. and Rose Ellen CARSON COX and had resided most of his life in the Akron area. He was married Aug. 8, 1931 in Rocheter to Dorothy KRIEG, who survives. He was retired from the Indiana State Toll Road and was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Mildred) NICODEMUS, R.R. 2, Akron; a son, SSgt., Donald L. COX, Selma, Ala.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Carl (Modena) LEININGER, Akron; Mrs. Fred (Leota) ALLEN, Kokomo, and Mrs. Viola SWAIN, Fort Wayne, and a brother, Paul COX, Akron. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, May 11, 1974

Marlie E. Wills
[Marlie] E. "Dick" WILLS, 73, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died Friday at 10:50 a.m. in St. Joseph's hospital at South Bend.
Born Aug. 9, 1900, in Boone county, he was the son of Odie ad Luella VOORHEES WILLS. His marriage was March 26, 1927, at Grass Creek to Lela [S.] BUCHANAN, who survives.
Mr. Wills was a retired farmer, member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church and past master of the Kewana Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are three sons, Charles [WILLS], Kalamazoo, Mich.; Marvin [WILLS], Logansport, and Phil [WILLS], Chicago; one daugher, Mrs. Eva HIPSCHER, Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Archie and Paul [WILLS], both of R.R. 2, Kewanna; six grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceding in deth were two sisters.
Last rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Grass Creek United Methodist church with the Rev. Raleigh WALKER officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and at the church an hour before services. Graveside Masonic rites will be held.

Monday, May 13, 1974

Margaret LaTurner
Mrs. Margaret LaTURNER, 60, Argos, died at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Marshall county hospital at Plymouth following a long illness.
She was born Oct. 9, 1913 in Fulton to Jacob and Mattie TRIMBLE REED. Her marriage was July 29, 1933, in Crown Point to Francis LaTURNER, who survives. She had resided in Dunkirk until 1941 when she moved to Argos. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and the Argos Progress club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Karen) ALLISON, Kokomo; one son, Robert [LaTURNER], Culver; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Walter (Ann) HARLEY, Argos.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday 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 funeral home and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Association of Marshall county.

William H. Gelbaugh
William H. GELBAUGH, 45, 229 1/2 West Third street, died at 7 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient several days. He was born Sept. 11, 1929 in Logansport to Leslie O. and Talitha TALLEY GELBAUGH. He had resided most of his life in Fulton county. On July 26, 1959 he was married in Crawfordsville to Ella Mae STEELE, who survives. He was employed with the maintenance department of the Fort Wayne YMCA.
Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Homer (Dorothy) HARRELL, Warsaw; two brothers, Harold and Adam [GELBAUGH], both of Warsaw, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Arthur HICKS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 14, 1974

William H. Gelbaugh
William H. GELBAUGH, 45, 229 1/2 West Third street, who died Monday, and his wife, the former Ella Mae STEELE, were married in 1958, rather than in 1959 as previously reported, Mrs. Gelbaugh said today.

William Rossington
William "Burt" ROSSINGTON, 68, former Lake Manitou resident, died Monday at 9:40 a.m. in the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born May 2, 1906, in Fort Wayne, to William H. and Marcella BAKER ROSSINGTON. His marriage was to Gae KREITZ who preceded in death. He had resided the greater share of his life in the Fort Wayne area. He was a charter member of the Rochester Elks lodge and held the number one card of the organization.
Surviving are two brothers, Dick [ROSSINGTON], of Fort Wayne, and William [ROSSINGTON] [?], Santa Barbara, Cal.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the McComb and Sons funeral home in Fort Wayne. The Rev. George ALBERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery where graveside rites will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rochester Elks lodge will conduct graveside memorial services. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Jeaneave E. Kelly
Mrs. Jeaneave E. KELLY, 73, Aubbeenaubbee township, died Monday at 3:45 p.m. at her home. She had been ill the past year.
Born Jan. 15, 1901 at Culver, she was the daughter of Ira and Isa FINNEY FAULKNER. She was married Feb. 14, 1924 at St. Joseph, Mich., to Francis T. KELLY, who survives. Mrs. Kelly was a lifetime resident of the area. She and her husband, Francis [KELLY], had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Norman [KELLY], Culver, and Gene E. [KELLY], Ft. Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Glenna B. HASCHEL, Winamac, and Mrs. Donna M. ROGERS, Knox, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonine funeral home at Culver with the Rev. Darrell MADDOCK officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, May 15, 1974

Gertrude E. Butt
Gertrude E. BUTT, Peru, died at the Rochester nursing home at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday following an illness of one year.
She was born June 3, 1898 in Fulton county to Milton and Josephine YIKE HECKATHORN. She was married in 1938 to Joseph BUTT, who died in 1947. She was a retired nurse's aide at the Peru nursing home and a member of the Peru First Baptist church.
Surviving are two brothers, Edward HECKATHORN, R.R. 1, Macy, and Joe HECKATHORN, R.R. 3, Peru, and five sisters, Mrs. Luetta CUMBERLAND, Rochester; Mrs. Ida IDDINGS, Mrs. Clarabell TOWNSED, and Mrs. Emmett JAMESON, all of Peru, and Mrs. William COLLINS, Rosewell, N.M.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru with the Rev. Austin GABLE officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery at Denver. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 16, 1974

Edith I. Drumm
Mrs. Edith I. DRUMM, 62, Plymouth, died at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday in South Bend St. Joseph hospital after a serious illness of one week.
She was born July 26, 1911 in Lincoln county, O., to Frank and Bethel LAKE MORGAN. She was married April 15, 1933 in Cadiz, O., to Russell E. DRUMM, who survives. She moved to Plymouth 3 1/2 years ago from Newark, O. She was a member of the Pearl Street Church of God in Plymouth.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Carol) ATKINSON, Plymouth; two granddaughters, and a sister and three brothers, all of Ohio.
Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 6 to 9 o'clock tonight. The body will be taken to the Brucker and Kishler funeral home in Newark, O., where friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday. Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Newark, O., Church of God and burial will be in the Newark Memorial Gardens cemetery.

Friday, May 17, 1974

Dennis Brady Hahn
Dennis Brady HAHN, 10-month old son of Dennis and Diane SHEWMAN HAHN, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne. The child died as a result of burns sustained in a home accident.
He was born July 15, 1973 in Peru.
Also surviving are one sister, Stacie HAHN, at home; the paternal grandparents, Cecil HAHN, R.R. 5, Peru, and Mrs. Mary Lou HAHN, Peru; the maternal grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. William SHEWMAN, R.R. 4, Peru; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey HAHN, Paru, and Mrs. Guy CUNNINGHAM, Peru; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merl SHEWMAN, R.R. 3, Peru, and W. F. SOWERS, Peru.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru. The Rev. Howard McFADDEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lowell Spencer
Lowell "Skip" SPENCER, 27, R.R. 3, Peru, died Thursday evening in the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis following a 4 1/2 year illness.
Born Feb. 3, 1947, in Fulton county, he was the son of Cecil and Beatrice COX SPENCER, of R.R. 6, Rochester; they survive. His marriage was May 6, 1968, to Pamela Jean MOON. She survives. He was a member of the Corinth Brethren church and the Indiana Kidney Foundation and the Twelve Mile Lions club.
Also surviving are one brother, Jerry W. SPENCER, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Janetta CARTER, Rochester; two nieces and two nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the MaCain funeral home. The Rev. Clarence KINLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery near Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Kidney Foundation of Indiana.

Saturday, May 18, 1974

John Maglecic
John MAGLECIC of Norwood, O., formerly of Rochester, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in Norwood.
Surviving are a brother, Edward [MAGLECIC], Rochester, and three sisters, Mrs. Ann FORD and Mrs. Margaret GORDON, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Helen MATTISON, Hackensack, Minn. A brother, Arthur [MAGLECIC], preceded in death.
Rites are pending in Norwood.

Monday, May 20, 1974

Dora Salyer
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Dora SALYER, 83, Argos, and a former Claypool resident who died at 1:10 p.m. Saturday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. The Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiated. Burial was in the Round Lake cemetery at Knox.
Born Aug. 15, 1890, in Salyersville, Ky., she was the daughter of William and Minerva PATRICK ADAMS. Her marriage was in 1910 to John SALYER. He preceded in death in 1957. She had resided in the Argos area 15 years, moving from Claypool.
Surviving are four [sic] daughters, Mrs. Mayme HAHN, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Grace STONE, Argos; Mrs. Geneva FLORA, South Bend; Mrs. Edgar HARRIS, North Liberty; Mrs. Cauline McBEE, Fort Wayne; three sons, Grant SALYER, Silver Lake; John [SALYER], of Monterey, and James [SALYER], North Liberty; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha HAMMOND, Dayton, O.; Mrs. Cassie JACKSON, Salyersville, Ky., and Mrs. Emma PICKLE, Chelsa, Mich.; thirty-seven grandchildren; sixty great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth D. Bess
Mrs. Ruth D. BESS, 57, Winona Lake, died at 10 p.m. Saturday in the Elkhart General hospital.
She was born Sept. 11, 1916, in Chicago to Claude and Ethel THRESHER DOWNS. Her marriage was June 23, 1944 in Alameda, Cal., to S. Herbert BESS. He survives. She was a member of he Winona Lake Brethren church.
Also surviving are one son, Paul BESS, New Haven, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Jan (Charlene) BRUMBAUGH, Winona Lake; two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Winona Lake Brethren church. The Rev. Charles ASHMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call at the Chamness funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Tuesday, May 21, 1974

Frank Hauser
Frank HAUSER, 81, R.R. 3, Rochester, died today at 7:30 a.m. at Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been a patient there one day.
Mr. Hauser was born Sept. 25, 1892 at Pulaski county to Charles and Frances GOOD HAUSER. He was first married to Nettie GILL, who died in 1956. Mr. Hauser was later married July 6, 1957 at South Bend to Estella HUFFORD, who survives. He had lived in Richland township since 1940, moving from Marshall county. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving with the wife are one brother, Arthur [HAUSER], South Bend; three step-daughters, Mrs. George (Dorothy) ERHARDT, Mishawaka; Mrs. Gertrude ANDRIES, South Bend, and Mrs. Gilbert (Betty) FENTERS, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; twelve step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were two sisters and six brothers.
Last rites will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 22, 1974

Mary E. Chapman
Mrs. Mary E. CHAPMAN, 94, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 7 a.m. today at her residence. She had been ill two weeks.
She was born Dec. 18, 1879 in Ohio to Mathias and Margaret GIGER RICK. Her marriage was in 1897 to John W. CHAPMAN. He died in 1934. She had resided in the Tippecanoe area since 1909, moving from Winamac. She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Lavona) BURROUGHS, R.R. 2, Argos; three sons, George and John [CHAPMAN], both of Elkhart, and William [CHAPMAN], R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildrn; one great-great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren, southeast of Argos. The Rev. Willis BOSSERMAN will officiate. Burial will be in he Walnut Brethren Church. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thurday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Vera M. Swartz
Mrs. Vera M. SWARTZ, 76, 801 East 18th street, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient 10 days and ill three years.
Born Feb. 1, 1898, in Athens, she was the daughter of Franklin and Lydia McGEE MOORE. Her marriage was April 7, 1917, in Rochester to Friendy SWARTZ. He survives. She had resided in the Rochester area all her life.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elton (Elizabeth) NELSON, Milaca, Minn.; three sons, Voris [SWARTZ], Rochester; Roy [SWARTZ], Elkhart, and Nick [SWARTZ], Valparaiso; eight grandchildre fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hilda JACKSON, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Vernon KNIGHT will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Fund.

James J. Wood
James J. WOOD, 41, R.R. 3, Walkerton, died Tuesday morning at Woodlawn hospital shortly after admittance. Death was attritubed to natural causes.
Mr. Wood's body was removed from the Foster & Good funeral home to the Nusbaum and Elkin home in Walkerton where final rits are pending.

Diana Zoppe
Mrs. Diana ZOPPE, 66, former Rochester resident, died early today in Dallas, Texas.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, May 23, 1974

Diana Zoppe
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Diana Marie ZOPPE, 66, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Wednesday in a hospital in Dallas, Texas. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Zoppe was born Sept. 29, 1908, in Teodz, Poland to Jan and Eva PAS JAGIELSKA. Her marriage was to Secondo ZOPPE. He preceded in death in 1951. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Germona) KELLEY, Rochetr; Miss Yolanda ZOPPE, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Robert (Gilda) LaSHURE, Wabash; three sons, Joe [ZOPPE], Dallas, Txas; Rico [ZOPPE], of Soper, Okla., and Ross HOLLAND, Dallas, Texas; sixteen grandchildren.

Vivian Purtee
Mrs. Vivian PURTEE, 66, 201 Jefferson street, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. She had been a patient two months.
Born April 1, 1908 in Logansport, she was the daugher of Charles and Ida HAYDON. Her marriage was to Merle PURTEE. He survives and resides in South Bend. She had been a resident in Rochester for one year, moving from Houston, Texas.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert ELPERS, Houston,Texas, and Wayne ELPERS, Lafayette; seven grandchildren; one brother, Samuel [PURTEE], R.R. 5, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Eben Parrish
Eben "Pat" PARRISH, 72, Argos, died at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday in the Fairview nursing home in Plymouth. He had been a patient six weeks.
He was born Oct. 21, 1901 in Marshall county to Eben and Amanda BARLOW PARRISH. A retired auto mechanic, he had resided in the Argos area all his life. He was a member of the Old Time Religion tabernacle at Plymouth and operated Pat's Bait shop at Argos.
Surviving are two sons, Robert [PARRISH], R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Charles [PARRISH], of Argos; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert SHULTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 24, 1974

Martha Ford
Final rites were conducted Wednesday in Portland, Ind., for Mrs. Martha FORD, 61, Portland, who died Sunday at her residence. Burial was in Geneva, Ind.
Mrs. Ford was the sister of Mrs. Ora STEPHEN of Rochester. She had visited Rochester many times and at one time resided with her sister here.

Saturday, May 25, 1974

[no obits]

Monday, May 27, 1974

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, May 28, 1974

Ray J. Linebrink
Ray J. LINEBRINK, 61, 229 1/2 West Third street, died early Saturday morning at his home. He had been in failing health three years.
He was born Sept. 8, 1912 in Evansport, O., to Jesse and Nora WILLSEY LINEBRINK. He has resided most of his life in the Akron and Rochester communitis. He was a retired taxi driver. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Rocheter VFW post and the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Roy (Edith) COLLINS, Macy; Mrs. O'Neal (Mamie) GAGNON, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Alice SWOPE, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at the Foster & Good funeral home by the Rev. Chester WALTHER. Burial was in the Mount Zion cemetery southeast of Rochester. Graveside military rites were conducted by the Rocheter American Legion post.

Richard Ginther
Richard GINTHER, former Rochester resident, died unexpectedly Sunday at his residence in Sacramento, Cal.
Mr. Ginther was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Harry COOK, Rochester.
Final rites are pending in Sacramento.

Paul R. Rans
Paul R. RANS, 40, Wanatah, died Saturday at Bass Lake.
He was born Oct. 9, 1933, in Kewanna, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy RANS.
Surviving are his wife, Donna [RANS], four sons, Steven, Chris, Todd, Marty [RANS], one daughter, Paula [RANS], and three step-daughters, all at home; six brothers, Hubert [RANS], Naples, Fla.; Raymond [RANS], Valparaiso, Roy [RANS] Jr., Winamac; Joe [RANS] of Akron, Larry [RANS], Kewanna; Lowell [RANS], Apple Valley, Cal.; five sisters, Ethel STIPP, Helen WORL, Lorene WOOD, all of Valparaiso; Lois BELL, Naples, Fla.; Virginia AGNEW, Kewanna; and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents, one son, and one brother.
Final rites will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Bartholomew funeral home in Valparaiso. Burial will be in the Valparaiso cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon.

Everett B. Young
Everett B. "Jake" YOUNG, 72, R.R. 4, Rocheter, died this morning at his residence. Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Clara M. Armey
Clara M. ARMEY, 82, Winona Lake, died Monday at 4:40 p.m. in Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw after an illness of five years.
She was born in Rocheter Jan. 26, 1892 to David and Mahlia PLANTZ ROOKSTOOL. She had lived in the Warssw area most of her life. She was married to Charles Allen ARMEY April 1, 1911 in Akron; he died Oct. 4, 1961. She was a member of the Warsaw Church of God.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Cleo) REUM, Mishawaka; eight sons, Dean and Jack LeRoy [ARMEY], both of South Bend, Charles, Edward Jr., Merle Wayne, Dale Eugene, Theodore Russell and Carl Duane and Edward Leon [ARMEY], all of Warsaw; a step-brother, Harvey BARNES, Peru; eighteen grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Warsaw Church of God with the Revs. Kenneth LEININGER and Gene KUEHN officiating. Burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery. Friends may call at the McHatton-Sadler funeral home at Warsaw after 2 p.m. Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Ilo Grace Zolman
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Ilo Grace ZOLMAN, 88, former Athens resident who died Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Miller nursing home in Plymouth. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiated. Burial was in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens.
Born Jan. 17, 1886, in Lima County, O., Mrs. Zolman was the daughter of David and Louisa MICKEY STUKEY. Her marriage was Jan. 23, 1904, at Tippecanoe, to Cerrie C. ZOLMAN. He died in 1970.
Surviving are one son, Guy [ZOLMAN], of Lagrange; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vida HORN, Warsaw; one brother, Milo STUKEY, South Whitley, one son, Byron [ZOLMAN] and a daughter, Eva Bernice [ZOLMAN] preceded in death.

Joseph Meiser Sr.
Joseph MEISER Sr., 94, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Plymouth, where he was a patient three days. He had been in failing health for six months.
He was born Aug. 21, 1879 in Kewanna to Fred and Caroline WENTZEL MEISER. He had resided in the Rochester area 38 years. He was married June 27, 1911 in Culver to Jennie ENGEL, who survives. He was retired from farming. He was a member of the former Monterey I.O.O.F. lodge and attended the Talma United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife ar two daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Helen) COX, R.R. 1, Plymouth, and Mrs. Fred (Dorothy) McPHERSON, Lexington, Tenn.; two sons, Joseph E. and Harold E. [MEISER], both R.R. 5, Rochester; ten grandchildren. A son, two sisters and four brothers preceded in death. Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests memorials other than flowers be made to the Red Cross Blood Bank.

Marshall L. Keith
Marshall Lee KEITH, 35, R.R. 2, Macy, died in University hospital at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis at 5 a.m. Saturday of jinuries suffered in a traffic accident April 14. Mr. Keith was injured in a truck collision on Miami County Road 1400 North, northeast of Macy. On April 24 he was transferred from Dukes hospital at Peru to the I.U. Medical Center, where he was put on a kidney machine.
He was born Aug. 19, 1938 in Peru to the late Dobie KEITH and Gavette COBLENTZ. He was married Oct. 19, 1957 in Argos to Beverly FELTIS. Mr. Keith was a 1956 graduate of Metea high school and was a farmer and also a heavy equipment operator for the McMahan-O'Connor Construction company of Rochester. He was a member of the United Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife; six children at home, Michael Lee, Jeffrey Allen, Christine Ann, Stevan Scott, Bradley Wayne and Andrew Marshall [KEITH]; the step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Paul EMERY, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; a brother, Donald KEITH, R.R. 1, Star City; a half-brother, Robert E. KEITH, Venice, Fla.; a step-brother, Robert EMERY, Twelve Mile, and a step-sister, Pauletta SHAFFER, Twelve Mile.
Last rites were scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the MaCain funeral home, Ind. 16 and U.S. 31, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating. Burial was to be in the Deer Creek cemetery in Onward. Memorials to the Kidney Foundiation of Indiana are requested by the family.

Wednesday, May 29, 1974

Everett B. Young
Funeral services for Everett B. "Jake" YOUNG, 72, R.R. 4, Rochester (near Leiters Ford) will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the United Methodist church at Leiters Ford with the Revs. Philip LUTZ and Jack WEST officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 3 p.m. today. The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Mr. Young died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home following an illness of three years.
He was born Dec. 15, 1901 near Leiters Ford to Bert and Ida JOHNSON YOUNG and had resided all his life in the Leiters Ford area. He was married Sept. 28, 1921 in Leiters Ford to Mazy CLINE, who survives. He was retired from farming and had been a fur buyer for the last 15 years. He attended the Leiters Ford United Methodist church and was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge and the Plymouth Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Orland (Bonnie) RICKS, Francesville, and Mrs. Pete (Shirley) HANEWICH, Wheatfield; four sons, Ernest [YOUNG], South Bend; Lavern [YOUNG], Koontz Lake; Richard [YOUNG], Leiters Ford, and Gerald [YOUNG], Rochester; twenty-four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Dessie) PLANTZ, Plymouth, and Mrs. Alvin (Wilma) ZECHIEL, Culver, a brother, Cecil [YOUNG], Lapel. Two daughters, including Mrs. Margaret HUMES of Knox, and a son preceded in death.

Fred D. Fisher
Fred D. FISHER, 84, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Born Dec. 25, 1889, in Benton County, Ind., he was the son of Charles and Eliza ARMSTRONG FISHER. His marriage was Nov. 2, 1912, in Rochester to Alice ABBOTT. He was a retired employee of the Whybrew Feed mill in Kewanna and a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, Melvin [FISHER], R.R. 1, Kewanna; Bill [FISHER], R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Doyle [FISHER], R.R. 6, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth GUTTSCHALK, Logansport, and Mrs. Beverly LAMKINS, Plymouth; one brother, Ora [FISHER], R.R., Rochester; nineteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren. Two brothers, two daughters and one son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kewanna Baptist church. The Rev. Sam OLSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Fletcher's Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 1 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Richard L. Ginther
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Sacramento, Cal., for Richard L. GINTHER, former Rochester resident. He died Sunday after suffering a heart attack while mowing his lawn.
Mr. Ginther was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Harry COOK of Rochester.

Thursday, May 30, 1974

Richard L. Ginther
A memorial service was to be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Grace United Methodist church for Richard L. GINTHER, 49, Sacramento, Cal., formerly of Rochester. He died Sunday after suffering a heart attack while mowing his lawn. Funeral services and burial will be today in Sacramento.
Mr. Ginther was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry GINTHER Sr.
Surviving are the wife, the former Evelyn COOK of Rochester; a son, Mike [GINTHER], of Colorado; a daughter, Betty Jo SATIN, Sacramento; four brothers, Harry Jr., Verl, Alton and Robert [GINTHER], all of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Pat DENNY, Rochester; Mrs. Beatrice LANDON, Mooresville, and Mrs. Delores FOOR, Mentone; two grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Eva Owens Bradley
Mrs. Eva (ALLEN) OWENS BRADLEY, 77, 335 Indiana Avenue, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient three days following an extended illness.
Born Dec. 25, 1897, in McGoffin County, Ky., she was the daughter of William and Polly HALE ALLEN. Her first marriage was to Kenneth OWENS in 1911. He died in 1967. Her second marriage was to Erve BRADLEY in 1973. He survives. She was a member of the Pentecostal church in the Grandview community.
Also surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Daisy) STONE, Knox; Mrs. Raymond (Margaret) MAY and Mrs. Robert (Judy) TIMBERS, both of Rochester; Mrs. David (Nora Lee) SMEETON, Osceola; Mrs. James (Polly) HAINES, Gary; Mrs. James (Maxine) MEADE, Goshen; Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) McCALLISTER, Peoria, Ill.; two sons, William OWENS, North Judson, and Steve OWENS, Stafford, Ariz.; thirty-one grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three step-daughters and four step-sons. One daughter, four sons, a grandson, and one sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pentecostal church in the Grandview community. The Rev. Ed SLONE will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and at the church on Saturday.

Friday, May 31, 1974

Dorris Franklin Hawkins
Dorris Franklin HAWKINS, son of Robert and Jane WILLIAMS HAWKINS, R.R. 2, Rochester, was stillborn at 2:15 p.m. Thursday in the Wabash county hospital.
Surviving with the parents are one brother, Patrick [HAWKINS], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond WILLIAMS, Akron; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil HAWKINS, East View, Ky.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Ron NELSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Fern Black
Mrs. Fern BLACK, 73, Mexico, died at 1:45 a.m. today in the Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. She had been ill four months.
Born May 4, 1909, in Jefferson township, she was the daughter of George and Florence BENDER GRISWOLD. Her marriage was in May, 1919 to Orlie P. BLACK. He preceded in death in 1964. She was a member of the Mexico Baptist church.
Surviving are six daughters, Rosetta BURNS, Fort Wayne; Ruth GRADY, Peru; Marjorie EDWARDS, Mexico; Mary HOAGLAND, Peru; Patricia McINTOSH, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Nancy L. NORRIS, R.R. 2, Macy; three sons, Carl W. [BLACK], Mexico; John A. [BLACK], Lompoc, Cal.; Jerry L. [BLACK], with the U.S. Army; forty grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Faye BAILEY, Dublin, O., and a brother, Ross GRISWOLD.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the McCain funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, June 1, 1974

Beverly Jean Keesey
Mrs. Beverly Jean KEESEY, 46, Punta Gorda, Fla., died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
She was born Dec. 4, 1927 in Whiting to Floyd and Ethel PETERS LEBO, who preceded in death. She had lived in the Rochester area 32 years, moving to Florida two years ago. She was married April 19, 1952 in Rochester to Robert KEESEY, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jack L. [KEESEY], Rochester; two grandchildren, Jamie and Tara [KEESEY], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. James (Peggy) DURKES and Mrs. Philip (Donna) SMITH, both of Rochester; three brothers, Donald [LEBO], Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Gordon [LEBO], Rochester, and Billy [LEBO], with the U.S. Air Force in Missippi, and nieces and nephews. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, June 3, 1974

Beverly Jean Keesey
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Beverly Jean KEESEY, Punta Gorda, Fla., who died Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Punta Gorda hospital.
The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH 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.

Vernon L. Burns
Vernon L. BURNS, 78, 1224 Elm street, died at 4 a.m. today in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne where he was admitted Sunday evening.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Sadie L. Swartzlander
Mrs. Sadie L. SWARTZLANDER, 94, 117 West Third street, died at 9:50 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient 2 1/2 weeks.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Tuesday, June 4, 1974

Sadie L. Swartzlander
Sadie L. SWARTZLANDER, 94, 117 West Third street, died Monday at 9:50 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient there for 2 1/2 weeks.
Mrs. Swartzlander was born March 8, 1880 in Fulton county near Rochester to Riley and Rebecca WALLING RICHARDSON. She was married Oct. 31, 1896 in Fulton county to Charley SWARTZLANDER, who died Nov. 14, 1936. She was a lifetime resident of this area.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minnie P. [BALLENGER], Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Bina) UTTER, Akron; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Swartzlander was the last survivor of a family of 13.
Last rites will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth LEININGER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Vernon L. Burns
Vernon L. BURNS, 78, died Monday at 5:45 a.m. at the Veteran's Administration hospital at Ford Wayne where he had been admitted the previous evening. He had been ill the last three years.
Mr. Burns was born April 13, 1896 in Kosciusko county to George and Mary PUTTMAN BURNS. He was married Oct. 1, 1924 at Peru to Vernie E. ZARTMAN, who died Oct. 24, 1972. A lifetime resident of the area, he served in the U.S. Army during WW I. Mr. Burns was a member of the WW I barracks No. 479 of Rochester.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Betty Lova) O'DELL, R.R. 4, Rochester two sons, Harold [BURNS], Rochester, and Howard [BURNS], Crown Point; one sister, Mrs. Opal HOFFMAN, Denver; one brother, Estil [BURNS], Wabash; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandson. Preceding in death were a son, a sister, and four brothers.
Last rites will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery at Athens. The LeRoy Shelton American Legion post and the Manitou post of the VFW will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, June 5, 1974

Vernon L. Burns
The four daughters surviving Vernon L. BURNS, who died Monday in the Veteran's hospital at Fort Wayne, are: Mrs. Jim (Betty) HAMMOND, Indianapolis; Mrs. Richard (Belva) BURKETT and Mrs. Wayne (Joan) PENNY, both of Fort Waynd; and Mrs. Richard (Lova) O'DELL, R.R. 4, Rochester.
The names of three f the daughters were inadvertently omitted from the obituary of Mr. Burns which appeared in Tuesday's edition of The Sentinel.

Ronald C. Hiles
Ronald C. HILES, 57, Peru, was killed at 3 p.m. Tuesday when his car went off Ind. 25 and struck a concrete abutment four miles south of Fulton (one mile south of the Fulton-Cass county line). He was the father of Mrs. Roger McCULLUGH, R.R. 5, Rochester.
He was born Dec. 10, 1916, in Peru to Buell and Lydia KLINE HILES. His marriage was in 1948 to Joanne MERLEY. He was an employee of the Squart D company in Peru and a member of the Moose Lodge there. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with his wife and daughter are a brother, Robert HILES, Peru, and a grandchild.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru. The Rev. John SINER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Harold B. Hoover
Harold B. HOOVER, 63, Mishawaka, native of Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Monday in the St. Joseph hospital in Mishawaka. He had been ill one week.
He was born July 13, 1910, in Rochester. His marriage was to Irene WANDREI on May 31, 1946. She survives. He was an employee of the Wheelabrater corporation in Mishawaka 37 years. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge in Rochester and a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are one son, John HOOVER, South Bend, a daughter, Mrs. Donald MATTHEWS, Indianapolis, and a brother, Richard [HOOVER], of Kalamazoo.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Thallemer-Goethals funeral home in Mishawaka. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER of Rochester will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery in Mishawaka. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Homer J. McGinley
Homer J. McGINLEY, 93, Burket, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
A long-time merchant in the town of Burket, Mr. McGinley was born Sept. 14, 1881 at Liberty Mills to Park and Alice KUHN McGINLEY. He had resided in Burket since 1909. His marriage was June 30, 1908, to Lena B. DAVIS. She preceded in death on March 3, this year. Mr. McGinley had served on the Burket Town Board more than 30 years. He had owned and operated the general store at Burket many years. He was a member of the Burket United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Emerson (Marcella) WARD, Warsaw one grandchild. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday 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 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 6, 1974

Theresa R. Russell
Mrs. Theresa Reba RUSSELL, 83, 134 Jefferson street, died at 12:30 a.m. today at her home. She had been ill one week.
She was born Oct. 31, 1890 in Fulton county to Louis J. and Lucinda CARTER BRICKEL and had resided all her life in this area. She was married Sept. 5, 1909 to Cortney "Fay" RUSSELL, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Pauline) HENRICKS, Mrs. Carl (Mildred) McCONKEY, and Mrs. Lewis N. (Betty) SHAMBARGER, all of Rochester; five grandchildren, Mrs. Nancy KANOUSE, Kokomo; Mrs. Patsy BUTT, Vivian, La.; Larry McCONKEY, Mrs. Judy SWEANY and Steve SHAMBARGER, all of Rochester and eleven great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday 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 after 2 p.m. Friday.

John R. Tippy
John R. TIPPY, 41, Kokomo, died last Wednesday in the Howard community hospital in Kokomo following a three-year illness.
Born March 15, 1933, in Rochester, he was the son of Charles and Emma PEARSON TIPPY. An employee of the Chrysler corporation, he had resided in Kokomo since 1965. He was a member of the Beamer United Methodist church and had served in the U.S. Navy in 1955 through 1957.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gayland (Abigail) BELL, Bunker Hill, and Miss Rebecca "Ann" TIPPY, at home; his father, of South Bend; one brother, William TIPPY, Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Jane) JOHNSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Tom (Rosann) MORRIS, Grissom Air Force Base, Peru.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Sturday in the Penn funeral home in Kokomo. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Charles A. Kwader
Charles A. KWADER, 64, Pioneer, O., died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He was the son-in-law of William SANDERS of Rochester.
Mr. Kwader's marriage was to Charlotte G. SANDERS. She preceded him in death Feb. 1, this year.
Surviving with Mr. Sanders are one son, Albert [KWADER], Pioneer, O.; a daughter, Mrs. Gomer (Nancy) HILL, Denver, Colo.; four brothers; four sisters; three grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. EST in the Thompson funeral home in Montpelier, O. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery where graveside rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. EST.

Friday, June 7, 1974 to Saturday, June 8, 1974

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Monday, June 10, 1974

Lloyd B. McVey
Lloyd B. McVEY, 71, Richmond, died Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marion QUINTON of Indianapolis.
He was born Sept. 27, 1902 in New Ross to Charles and Minnie (BECK) McVEY. A retired rural mail carrier, he moved to Richmond from Macy in 1968. His wife, June, [McVEY], died in July, 1973.
Surviving with Mrs. Quinton are two other daughters, Mrs. Morris HOWELL of Rochester and Mrs. Edward C. WELLS, of Richmond; twelve grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Final rites were today at the Don and Mills funeral home in Richmond with the Rev. Morris HOWELL of the Trinity United Methodist church in Rochester presiding.
Burial was in the Earlham cemetery in Richmond.

Bernard W. Hurst
Bernard W. HURST, 63, Macy, died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Dukes hospital in Peru following a lengthy illness.
Born March 18, 1911 in Macy, he was the son of Glenn and Ida May (HATCH) HURST. He was married July 10, 1937 to Leora BOWEN, who survives. A retired farmer, he had lived in Macy all his life.
Surviving with the wife and the fathrr are four sons, John A. [HURST], Mentone; Stephen R. [HURST], Costa Rica; James M. and David K. [HURST], both of Macy; one sister, Mrs. Sidney (Harriett) HATFIELD, Bourbon; and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Chester WALTHER oficiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Earl Dunlap
Earl DUNLAP, 73, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 7 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He had been ill 16 months.
He was born Nov. 9, 1900 in Argos to John and Lora LIGHTNER DUNLAP. He was married in Knox to Reba FLAGG, who survives. He was a lifetime Argos resident. He retired from the Oliver Farm Equipment company in South Bend in 1966.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Byron (Marjorie) HOFFMAN, Warsaw; two sons, Mark and Charles [DUNLAP], both of Argos; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mildred RASMUSSEN of Oregon, and three brothers, Myron [DUNLAP], Hobson, Monr.; Gene [DUNLAP], Spokane, Wash., and Vernon [DUNLAP], Michigan City.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with John GOODMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 11, 1974

Jonathan I. Hurst
Word has been received here of the death in Indianapolis June 3 of Jonathan I. HURST, 72, native of this city. Death came after a two-year illness.
Mr. Hurst, a retired engineer with the Indiana Highway Department, had lived in Indianapolis the past 16 years. He was born in this city, the son of Ira and Bessie DAWSON HURST, and graduated from Rochester high school and Purdue university.
Surviving are the wife, Jane [HURST]; four children, William [HURST], Zanesville, O.; Susan [HURST], Georgia; Vera Jane [HURST], Indianapolis, and James [HURST], Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Edith SNIDER, Zion, Ill., and a brother, George [HURST], Tucson, Ariz.
Last rites and burial were in Indianapolis.

Mabel C. Hartman
Mabel C. HARTMAN, 92, Macy, died at 10:35 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital.
Born Sept. 25, 1881, in Crescent City, Ill., she was the daughter of Owen and Catherine PETERS KERN. She married Francis Espa HARTMAN Dec. 23, 1903 in Crescent City and moved to Macy from Illinois five years after hs death on April 5, 1964.
She was the last member of a family of 11 and is survived by one son, Onis K. [HARTMAN], and two grandchildren, Robert [HARTMAN], Berkeley, Cal., and Roger [HARTMAN], Fort Wayne. She was a member of the United Methodist church of Macy.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Macy United Methodist church with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be at Plainview cemetery in Macy. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday and the church for one hour before services.

Wednesday, June 12, 1974

Harley C. Guise
Harley Cecil GUISE, 82, R.R. 4, Rochester (near Leiters Ford) died Tuesday at his home after a seven-year illness.
Mr. Guise was born May 9, 1892 near Bruce Lake to George and Mary GORSLINE GUISE. He was married Dec.d 14, 1912 at Winamac to Clara E. BITTERLING, who died May 15, 1947. A retired farmer, Mr. Guise lived most of his life in the Bruce Lake and Leiters Ford areas. He was a member of the Zion Gospel Chapel at Bruce Lake.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Hurshel (Beulah) MILLISER, Rochester; Mrs. Clair (Betty Jane) STRONG, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Raymond (Joanne) TULEY, East Gary, and Mrs. Hugh (Wiletta) WILSON, Kewanna; a son, Milo [GUISE[, Decatur; eighteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Joe S. [GUISE], Cincinnati, O. Preceding in death were a son, Curtis [GUISE], on June 3, 1973; a sister, and two brothers.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with Pastor Vernon KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Monterey. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Thursday, June 13, 1974

Clarice E. Scott
Mrs. Clarice E. SCOTT, 78, 624 Jefferson street, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been ill for almost four years.
Born Feb. 13, 1896 in Francesville, she was the daughter of Jerome and Candice CLARK HOWE. She married Clyde E. SCOTT on March 1, 1916 in Pulaski county and moved to Rochester from Pulaski after his death on Jan. 12, 1962.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Eula PLANCK, Mrs. Betty CRAMER, both of Winamac; Mrs. Lova GARRIGUES and Mrs. Jean SCOTT, both of Rochester; four sons, Wilber [SCOTT], Winamac; Francis [SCOTT], South Bend; Clyde [SCOTT Jr., Elkhart, and Robert W. [SCOTT], Fulton; a sister, Mrs. Orpha SWAIM, Rochester; eighteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, son, two sisters and a brother.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John SARGENT officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial cemetery in Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Frank B. Hendrickson
Frank B. HENDRICKSON, 89, Kewanna, died at 3:45 a.m. today at the Canterbury Manor nursing home.
He was born near Grass Creek on Oct. 5, 1884 to Matthias and Carrie (TRAVIS) HENDRICKSON. He married Cora McLOCHLIN on Oct. 21, 1908 at St. Ann's church in Kewanna. She died Oct. 9, 1968.
He is survived by one son, Robert [HENDRICKSON], Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Louise TIETZ, North Judson, and Mrs. Loretta MILLER, Kewanna; seven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. He was a retired farmer and member of the St. Ann's church.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Ann's church with Father Richard SMITH officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Friday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday.

Richard M. Miller
Richard M. MILLER, 44, Hot Springs, Ark., son of Mrs. Susie MILLER of R.R. 4, Rochester, died of a heart attack at 1 a.m. today. Formerly employed here by the Dean Milk company, he moved to Hot Springs to be Dean Milk distributor there. Further details were not available at press time.

Friday, June 14, 1974

Richard M. Miller
Final rites for Richard M. MILLER, 45, Hot Springs, Ark., a former Rochesster resident who died at 12:50 a.m. Thursday in a Hot Springs hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gross mortuary chapel in Hot Springs. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens cemetery at Hot Springs, with Masonic memorial service by the Sumpter lodge of Hot Springs.
Mr. Miller was born in Miami county, Ind., and was a distributor for the Dean Milk company. He was a member of the Rochester Royal Arch Masons, F&AM, and the American Legion at Hot Springs.
Surviving are the wife, Charlotte [MILLER], two daughters, Kathleen Ann MILLER and Cynthia Lou MILLER, at home; the mother, Mrs. Susie MILLER, Rochester; two brothers, Ernest [MILLER], Rochester, and Ralph W. [MILLER], Texarkana, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Robert DONOVAN, Sioux City, Ia.; Mrs. Gene VanDerWEEHE, Plymouth; Mrs. Martha THOMPSON, Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs. Ned BEMENDERFER and Mrs. Robert PAULIK, both of Rochester.

Ann Marie Norton
Ann Marie NORTON, six-week-old daughter of Michael and Laura WADDLE NORTON, R.R. 1, Mentone, died about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in her home due to suffocation from a collapse of her bed.
She was born April 24, 1974 in Warsaw.
Surviving with the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene NORTON, Mentone; two maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Susan SPEICHER, Mentone, and Mrs. Dorothy NORTON, Etna Green; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer WADDLE, Mentone; a maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Alice GROVES, Alfran nursing home, Columbia City.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Charles PLETCHER officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Michael Joseph Pace
Private funeral rites were conducted this morning for Michael Joseph PACE who succumbed at birth Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. The parents are Dale M. and Marilyn S. (MILLER) PACE of the Four Seasons Mobile Hoome Estates and instructors at Akron and Caston high schools.
Other survivors are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. PACE, of Albion, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Evserett R. MILLER of Indianapolis.
Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with arranements by Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Roy L. Whybrew
Roy L. WHYBREW, 68, Kewanna, took his own life about 2 p.m. Friday.
He was born Oct. 5, 1905 to Colonel and Golda WHYBREW. He was married to Louise BUCHANAN in 1934; she died July 6, 1963. He was former owner of the Whybrew Feed Mill in Kewanna.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mila WREN, Cottage Parck, Ga.; and two grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Sam OLSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 15, 1974

[no obits]

Monday, June 17, 1974

Smith Jackson
Smith JACKSON, 84, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 10 p.m. Saturday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
Born Feb. 18, 1890 in Johnson county, Ky., he was the son of Mason and Amanda SALYER JACKSON. His marriage was March 11, 1911 at Ivyton, Ky., to Goldie RAMEY. She survives. A retired Erie railroad employee, he had resided in the Akron area 31 years, moving from Johnson County, Ky.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Adam (Delphie) HACKWORTH, R.R. 1, Akron; Mrs. Miram (Jewel) RICE, Jeffersonville; Mrs. Willard (Amanda) HACKWORTH, Pierceton; Mrs. Ralph (Carma) BARTON, Fort Wayne; twelve sons, Bernie [JACKSON], Stockridge, Mich.; Hershel and Johnnie [JACKSON], both of R.R. 2, Akron; Henry [JACKSON], of Silver Lake; Ovie [JACKSON], R.R. 1, Akron; Don [JACKSON], R.R. 1, Roann; Junior [JACKSON], of North Manchester; Clint [JACKSON], of Huntington; Kelley [JACKSON], Liberty Mills; Glen [JACKSON], of Columbia City; Eugene [JACKSON], R.R. 2, Akron; Roy [JACKSON], South Whitley; fifty-four grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia MESSER, Shelbyville, Mich.; and Mrs. Erie HACKWORTH, Claypool; one brother, J. F. JACKSON, Silver Lake. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Colebranch United Baptist church at Salyersville. The Rev. Ransom HACKWORTH will officiate. Burial will be in the Dickson cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Friends may call at the Jackson residence, one mile east of Akron, today and at the Prater and Dunn funeral home at Salyersville on Tuesday evening. The Sheetz funeral home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Bernice Fites
Mrs. Bernice FITES, 78, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 2:05 a.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne. She had been ill three weeks.
Born May 30, 1896, in Akron, she was the daughter of Orlando and Fannie SHEPHERD SLAYBAUGH. Her marriage was in 1916 to Oscar FITES. He survives. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron community and had resided in her present home 50 years. She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Pleasant Valley club. She was a 55-year member of the Akron O.E.S.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ned (Joann) SCHULER, R.R. 2, North Manchester; and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Nellie B. Willard
Mrs. Nellie B. WILLARD, 72, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 7:05 a.m. today in the St. Joseph hospital in Logansport. She had been ill three months.
She was born April 19, 1902 in Independence, Ark., to Mr. and Mrs BENTLY. Her first marriage was to Daniel TEODORESCU. Her second marriage was to Joshua WILLARD in 1953. He preceded in death Feb. 16, 1974. She had resided in the Rochester area 50 years, moving from Chicago.
Surviving are six step-daughters, Mrs. Bill (Louise) SKIDMORE, Mrs. Don (Helen) MORRIS, Mrs. Shirley WAGNER, Mrs. Richard (Wilmajean) TULLIS, all of Rochester; Mrs. Charles (Patsy) TAYLOR, of Sacramento, Cal.; Mrs. William J. (Marlene) CLARK, Soap Lake, Wash.; four step-sons, Charles and Bill WILLARD, both of Rochester; Gene SEIDNER, Rochester; Robert SEIDNER, Central Valley, Cal.; twenty-five step-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Vernon will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 18, 1974

Gerald L. McQuillan
Gerald L. McQUILLAN, 52, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 1:15 a.m. today in the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Nov. 21, 1921 at Jackson, Mich., he was the son of Lawrence and Pearl McQUILLAN. His marriage was to Fannie McCLAIN. An employee of the Bendix Mobile Home company at Bourbon, he had resided in the Tippecanoe area 22 years, moving from Fulton. He was a member of the Bourbon American Legion and the Fulton Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, Fannie [McQUILLAN]; one stepson, John A. SMITH, of Tippecanoe; four step-daughters, Barbara HARRELL, Rantoul, Ill., Thelma CRESS, North Webster; Patricia HENNELY, mentone; Joyce ROE, Peru; one sister, Mrs. Donald WOLF, Jackson, Mich.; fifteen grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Lloyd HOWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 19, 1974

[no obits]

Thursday, June 20, 1974

Flossie Hetzner
Mrs. Flossie HETZNER, 77, Culver, died unexpectedly Tuesday at her residence. She had been ill four years.
She was born June 7, 1897, at Bass Lake to Homer and Annis SMITH PIPER. Her first marriage was to John MERKERT in 1914. He died in 1938. Her second marriage was to Earl HETZNER in 1942. He preceded in death in 1945. She had resided in Leiters Ford many years prior to moving to Culver. She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church, Methodist WSCS, Knox Chapter of the O.E.S., Kewanna Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are one son, Robert J. MERKERT, R.R. 4, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. George (Dorothy) KIMBROUGH and Mrs. Richard (Madeline) BURK, both of Logansport; one brother, Thomas PIPER, Plymouth; one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Philip LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Park cemetery in Knox. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Leiters Ford United Methodist church.

Oren C. Craig
[Oren] C. CRAIG, 83, Akron, died unexpectedly at 12:10 a.m. today at his residence. He had been ill two years.
He was born Jan. 7, 1891 in Miami county to Jasper and Phoebe BLOSSER CRAIG. His first marriage was in 1916 to Grace COOK. She died in 1966. His second marriage was to Thelma MORRETT in 1968. She survives. A retired farmer and livestock dealer, he had lived in the Akron area all his life. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorris (Mildred) HARROLD, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Ray (Susie) RILEY, Kokomo; two sons, William P. [CRAIG], Akron, and George [CRAIG], R.R. 1, Mentone; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Rhoda USHER, New Jersey; a brother, Otis [CRAIG], Akron; two step-daughters, Mrs. Asa (Mildred) HINES, North Manchester, and Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) HOFFMAN, Claypool; six step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. One brother and 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.D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 21, 1974

Florence C. Souther
Mrs. Florence Caroline SOUTHER, 73, Lake Village, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Jasper county hospital in Rensselaer.
She was born Sept. 28, 1900 in Minnesota to Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses ROBBINS. She was married Dec. 31, 1945 at Hammond to Frank SOUTHER, who survives. Surviving with the husband are three sons, a daughter, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Todd funeral home at DeMotte with the Rev. Hosea DRAKE officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, June 22, 1974

[no obits]

Monday, June 24, 1974

Fredrick Miller
Fredrick MILLER, 83, Argos, died unexpectedly at his home early Sunday morning.
Born June 7, 1891, near Tiosa, he was the son of Fredrick and Caroline (DORAN) MILLER. He was married to Edith WRIGHT on Dec. 20, 1913 in Denver, Ind. She died in 1962. His second marriage was Nov. 24, 1963 to Hattie WOOLRIDGE.
Surviving with his wife are two step-children, Mrs. James (Linda) UPP, Rochester, and Eugene WOOLRIDGE, Plymouth; one brother, Wilhelm "Bill" MILLER, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Minnie) REED, Huntington, and Mrs. Orval (Martha) SLIFE, Burket, and four step-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death. He was a Studebaker employee in South Bend and lived in Argos for 28 yers, moving from South Bend. He also was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church.
Last rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert C. KENWORTHY officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joe Valley Memorial Park cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Philip C. Zartman
Philip C. ZARTMAN, 41, R.R. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital in Logansport. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
He was born Feb. 18, 1933, in Fulton county to Ray "Peany" and Elzie SOUTHERTON ZARTMAN. His marriage was April 13, 1952 in Fulton to Sue MATHIAS, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of the Fulton area. He was employed at the General Tire company at Logansport as a material control manager. He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church, Manitou Moose lodge, American Legion Post at Rochester. Mr. Zartman was a veteran of the Korean war. Also surviving are one son, Marty J. [ZARTMAN], and two daughters, Cheryl and Susan [ZARTMAN], all at home; one brother Forest ZARTMAN, R.R. 1, Macy; one sister, Mrs. Leroy (Margaret) MILLS, R.R. 2, Macy; his mother of Fulton. His father preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton United Methodist church. The Rev. Robert CAHOON will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Arthur Poundstone
Arthur POUNDSTONE, 59, former superintendent of the Rochester city water works, died Saturday at his home at 1033 Garfield street, Hobart. He had resided in the Hobart area for the past 17 years, being employed by the Gary-Hobart Water corporation.
He left the post of water works superintendent here in 1957 to move to the Hobart area.
Born Aug. 26, 1914, he was the son of Arthur and Effie POUNDSTONE. His wife is the former Dorothy LEMAN of this city. She survives.
Mr. Poundstone was a member of the American Legion post of Rochester, First United Methodist church of Hobart, was past president of the Hobart Lions club and belonged to the Rochester Masonic lodge, Royal Arch Masons, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Orak Temple of Hammond, Hobart Shrine club and the American Water Works association.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Esther JOHNSON, Grove, Okla., and Mrs. Allie FOWLER, Buena Vista, Colo.; three nieces; one nephew, and an uncle, W. O. POUNDSTONE, Hooper, Neb.
Rites will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Rees funeral home in Hobart with the Rev. Donald WEAVER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home today until 9 p.m.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Masonic lodge building fund of Rochester or to the coronary care unit of Hobart Mercy hospital.

Paul R. Day
Paul R. DAY, 78, R.R. 2, Culver, died Saturday at 4:05 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after an extended illness. He had been a resident of the Leiters Ford and Culver areas since 1937.
Born March 12, 1896 in Akron, he was the son of Cary and Stella McKEE DAY. His marriage was Oct. 12, 1921, in Rochester, to Margaret McCOY, who survives. A retired farmer, Mr. Day was a veteraa of World War I and a member of the Modern Woodman of America.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) REICHARD, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Norman (Mary) BAKER, Culver; one son, Francis [DAY], Culver; one brother, Herschel DAY, San Diego, Cal.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Bowen
Mrs. Mary BOWEN, 86, 227 East Ninth street, died this morning at 5:15 o'clock in Winamac at Pulaski County Memorial hospital, where she had been patient since Saturday. Death followed an illness of three months.
Born Oct. 1, 1887, in this city of one of Rochester's pioneer families, she was the daughter of Charles and Ella MERCER BRACKETT. Her marriage was Dec. 15, 1915, in Rochester, to Scott BOWEN, who preceded in death Feb. 9, 1947.
The Bowens resided a number of years in Chicago, where Mr. Bowen owned and operated one of that city's largest auto tire dealerships. They maintained a summer home on the east shore of Lake Manitou, where Mrs. Bowen returned after her husband's death.
She was an active member of the Grace United Methodist church, belonged to the Birthday club and Order of Eastern Star, was active in Red Cross work and held local and state offices in the Daughters of American Revolution. She was a 50-year member of the DAR.
Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Ella Mary UTTRICH, Sonoma, Cal. Also preceding in death were two sisters.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials other than flowers should be made to the Grace church memorial fund.

Tuesday, June 25, 1974

Wilma Kuhn
Mrs. Wilma KUHN, 58, former Akron resident, died unexpectedly early today in her residence in Marion. Final arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, June 26, 1974

Wilma Kuhn
Mrs. Wilma KUHN, 58, Marion, former Akron resident, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday of a heart attack at her residence. She had been ill several years.
She was born May 23, 1916 in Kosciusko county to Ira and Goldie JENKINS SWICK. She was married April 20, 1940 at Alexandria to George W. KUHN, who survives. She was a three-year resident of Marion, moving from Granger where she lived eight years. Mrs. Kuhn moved to Granger from Akron. She was a member of the LaFontaine United Methodist church and the Akron Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Larry [KUHN], Costa Rica, and Jerry [KUHN], Amboy; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Donivan (Mildred) MEREDITH, and Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) PLETCHER, both of Claypool and a brother, Allen SWICK, Plymouth. Preceding in death was a granddaughter.
Last rites will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Larry RAY officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories cemetery, north of Marion. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 27, 1974

Francis L. Cochran Sr.
Francis L. COCHRAN Sr., 59, LaPorte, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday at the LaPorte hospital following a short illness.
Mr. Cochran was born March 13, 1915 to Ben and Ina HENDERSON COCHRAN. He was married Aug. 26, 1940 at LaPorte to Augustine ZYZAK, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter and a son, Mrs. Eileen PETERSON and Francis [COCHRAN] Jr.; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest [COCHRAN], Argos, and Donald [COCHRAN] of Kewanna; five sisters, Mrs. Charles (Margaret Ruth) McCUTCHEON, Denver; Mrs. Gene (Mary) SRIVER, Mentone; Mrs. Robert (Mildred) CONLEY, Mrs. Joe (Doris) JAMES and Mrs. Russell (Phyllis REED, all of Rochester; numerous nieces and nephews, and an uncle, Edgar COCHRAN of Mentone. Preceding in death were his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Last rites will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph's Catholic church. Burial will be in the LaPorte cemetery. Friends may call at the Essling funeral home at LaPorte today.

Friday, June 28, 1974

Donald E. Callahan
Donald E. CALLAHAN, 47, Winamac, died Thursday at 1:08 p.m. at the Veterans Administration hospital at Fort Wayne where he had been a patient since June 11. He had been ill the last five years.
Mr. Callahan was born March 18, 1927 at Wabash county to John and Ruth ANDERSON CALLAHAN. The mother, Mrs. Ruth CALLAHAN, survives. The father, John CALLAHAN, died in 1952. Mr. Callahan had lived in the Winamac area since 1947, moving from near Rochester. A truck driver, he was never married. Mr. Callahan was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic church at Kewanna. He served in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was also a member of the Leroy Shelton Post No. 36, the Manitou VFW and the Manitou Moose Lodge.
Surviving with the mother are three sisters, Mrs. Lamoin (Mary) MONTELL, North Manchester; Miss Frances CALLAHAN, Winamac, and Mrs. Maurice (Berdene) AZBELL, Rochester; four brothers, Charles and Harvey [CALLAHAN], North Manchester; Russell and John [CALLAHAN], of Winamac, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death, besides the father, was a sister in 1941.
Last rites will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Anne's Catholic church at Kewanna with the Father Richard A. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Servie. The Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock this evening at the Foster & Good funeral home. The American Legion and the VFW will be in charge of military graveside rites. The family requests memorials other than flowers be made to a Respiratory Fund of one's choice.

Ray Sheneman
Plymouth, Ind. (AP) - Funeral services will be conducted Saturday for Ray SHENEMAN, Marshall Circuit Court judge from 1957-69. Sheneman, a Republican, also served two terms as Marshall County prosecuting attorney. He died Wednesday night at the age of 88.

Saturday, June 29, 1974

[no obits]

Monday, July 1, 1974

Bernice Crabbs
Mrs. Bernice CRABBS, 53, former Rochester resident, died Sunday at 1 p.m. in the St. Joseph hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
She was born Aug. 10, 1920 in Rochester to William and Estella BIDDINGER. Her marriage was May 16, 1942, in Argos to John M. CRABBS, who survives. Mrs. Crabbs had resided in Rocheter until five years ago when she moved to Phoenix.
Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Mrs. Beverly LAWRENCE, Tustin, Cal.; Mrs. Deanna MADDEN, Miami, Fla., and Sharon and Rhonda CRABBS, both of Phoenix; one brother, William A. BIDDINGER, Michigan City; two sisters, Mrs. Betty L. ROUCH, Kewanna, and Mrs. Willodean HOESEL, of Phoenix.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grimshaw Bethany chapel in Phoenix.

Iva Leona Lane
Mrs. Iva Leona LANE, 94, formerly of Argos, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fairview nursing home at Plymouth following a lengthy illness. She resided at R.R. 5, Plymouth with a daughter, Mrs. Mabel BEAM.
She was born Sept. 27, 1879 in Argos to William and Diantha RAILSBACK BRYAN. Her first marriage was in 1900 to William J. HAGENBUSH, who died in 1918. On Nov. 15, 1921, in Argos, she was married to Mark C. LANE, who died in 1961. Mr. and Mrs. Lane operated Lane's cafe, now Harvey's cafe, in Argos.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lott (Corene) GROSSMAN, R.R.1, Argos, Mrs. Mabel BEAM, R.R. 5, Plymouth; Mrs. Charles (Mildred) BENDER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Lynn (Inez) LEIGHTY, Leesburg, Fla.; twenty-five grandchildren; seventy great-great grandchildren and a brother Xen BRYAN, Imperial Beach, Cal. A son, Ivo HAGENBUSH, died in 1973.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m.

James T. Miller Jr.
James T. MILLER, Jr., 84, R.R. 4, Rochester (Kings Lake) died athis home at 7:15 a.m. Sunday following an illness of one year. Death was due to cancer.
He was born Sept. 5, 1889 in Clarksville, Tenn., to James T. and Lucy MILLER Sr., and had lived at Kings Lake for 10 years, moving there from Indianapolis. He was married May 25, 1918 to Mary L. WASHINGTON, who survives. He was a member of Christ Temple of Indianapolis.
Surviving with the wife are nieces and nephews. Mr. Miller was the last of a family of eleven children.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Ernest F. Becker
Ernest F. BECKER, 82, Fulton, died Sunday at 11:55 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital where he had been seriously ill since April.
Born Feb. 11, 1892 in Fulton county, he was the son of Charles and Mary Magdeline MEYER BECKER. He was married May 4, 1921 in Warsaw to Mary STOOKEY OPLE, who survives. A retired carpenter, he spent most of his life in Fulton county. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist temple and a veteran of World War I, serving in both France and Germany.
Surviving with his wife are nieces and nephews. Eight brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist temple with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 2, 1974

Ernest F. Becker
The obituary of Ernest F. BECKER, 82, Fulton, that appeared in Monday's Sentinel listed his wife's name incorrectly. She is the former Mary OPLE STOOKEY.
Funeral services for Mr. Becker will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist temple in Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton this afternoon and evening.

Joe M. Hixon
Joe M. HIXON, former Rochester resident, died Monday evening in Noblesville.
Surviving with his wife, Polly [HIXON], are a daughter and one son.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Coal-Trim funeral home in Niblesville.

Wednesday, July 3, 1974

Bernice Crabbs
Final rites were conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Grimshaw Bethany chapel in Phoenix, Ariz., for Mrs. Bernice CRABBS, a native of Rochester, who died June 30 in the Saint Joseph hospital in Phoenix.
Burial was in the Resthaven Park cemetery in Phoenix.

Thursday, July 4, 1974

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, July 5, 1974

Verne E. Haag
Verne E. HAAG, 68, R.R. 2, Argos, died Suddenly at 10:05 a.m. Thursday at his home. He had been under a doctor's care. He had moved to Argos from Winamac seven months ago.
He was born March 5, 1906 in Sheldon, Ill., to Edward and Myrtle HULL HAAG and was married Sept. 22, 1973 in Winamac to the former Mary HITE of Argos, who survives. He retired from the Bendix corporation in 1971. He was a member of the Winamac Christian church and the South Bend Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Joan) HARTMAN, South Bend; two sons, Ronald [HAAG], South Bend, and Jack [HAAG], Windham, N.H.; a step-daughter, Miss Sharon HITE, Fort Wayne; five step-sons, Wilbur BENSON, South Bend; John HITE, Lakeville; Fred HITE, Fort Wayne; Rick HITE, Plymouth, and Carl HITE, with the U.S. Army in Germany; two grandchildren; fourteen step-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Everett (Beulah) ROLLER and Mrs. Francis (Anita) KNARR, both of Winamac.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Thomas BUMP officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

Clifford Nye
Final rites were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Mills-Zimmerman funeral home in Elkhart for Clifford NYE, 77, Akron native, who died June 28 at his residence in Dearborn, Mich. Burial was in the Rice cemetery at Elkhart. Mr. Nye was the son of Gilbert and Ida ALSPACH NYE and the last survivor of eight children.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert E. [NYE], of Rochester, and Paul E. [NYE], of Clinton, S.C.; five grandchildren, and one niece and a nephew. One son, five sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Claudia M. Wentzel
Mrs. Claudia M. WENTZEL, 90, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died Thursday at 10:20 p.m. at the Plymouth Nursing home in Plymouth.
Born April 20, 1884 in Kewanna, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary BURDGE BARNETT. She was married to [Homer] WENTZEL, who died Dec. 23, 1958. A member of the Homemaker's club, she also was a member of the First Christian church in Plymouth.
Surviving are five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two sisters, five brothers, two daughters and a son.
Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison Memorial Garden chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 6, 1974

Malvina T. Page
Mrs. Malvina T. PAGE, 77, R.R. 5, Rochester (near Talma), died at 7:55 today in her home. She had been in failing health since 1967. She was born July 4, 1897 in Chicago to Lee and Mary TITUS. She had lived near Talma 30 years, moving there from Chicago. She was married 45 yers ago in Highland, Ind., to Robert PAGE, who survives. She retired in 1952 from the executive department of the Chicago Board of Education.
Surviving with the husband are a step-son, Roy E. PAGE, Garden Grove, Cal.; two step-grandsons; a step-great-grandchild, and a niece and a nephew. A sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, July 8, 1974

Robert L. Young
Robert L. YOUNG, 53, native of Rochester, died Saturday morning during heart surgery at Westlake hospital in Westlake Village, Cal. Mr. Young had suffered a heart attack Friday at his home in Woodland Hills, Cal.
A residet of California the past 35 years, he owned and operated his own air conditioning contracting business. He was born in this city and graduated from Rochester high school.
Surviving are the wife, Hester [YOUNG]; two sons, David and Peter [YOUNG], and a daughter, Cynthia [YOUNG], all in California; his mother, Mrs. Lois MUDGETT, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. David {Betty) SHAFER, Rochester, and a nephew, Pete SHAFER, also of Rochester.
Last rites are pending.

Francis E. Hardesty
Francis E. HARDESTY, 85, Argos, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence. He had been ill six weeks.
He was born Jan. 17, 1889, in Tippecanoe, Ind. to Alfonso and Matilda HARDESTY. His marriage was Aug. 7, 1948, in Plymouth to Betty June COOLEY, who survives. He had resided in the Argos area since 1926.
Also surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Audrey STEPHENSON, Knox; Mrs. Evelyn BYERS, Plymouth; Mrs. Zepha SWANDER, Hebron; Mrs. Corene MECHLING, Bourbon; Mrs. Madeliene SENFF, Genoa, Ill.; Mrs Ilene HIGH, South Bend; Mrs. Karen HILEMAN, Warsaw; Mrs. Katherine HELTON, Bremen; two sons, Frank HARDESTY Jr., Mentone, and Keith [HARDESTY], of Bailiville, Mont.; twenty-six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ralph WESTOVER will officiate. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery southeast of Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Henrietta Fenton
Mrs. Henrietta FENTON, Peru, died at Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Peru at 11:10 a.m. Friday. She had been ill six years. She lived in Wabash and Miami counties all her life.
She was born Oct. 16, 1899 in Wabash county to Samuel and Edith JONES ALLISON. She was married to Raymond S. FENTON in 1921; he survives. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Peru.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joseph CASTELL and Mrs. Helen MICHAEL, both of Peru, and Mrs. Lauraetta CRAWFORD, Nyona Lake; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
Last rites were this afteroon at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. Avery W. MILEY officiating. Burial was in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru.

Tuesday, July 9, 1974

Minnie M. Busenburg
Minnie M. BUSENBURG, 83, Mentone, died at 2 p.m. Monday at her residence. She had been ill five years.
She was born Sept. 21, 1890, in Kosciusko county to William and Lydia GRASS VanTREESE. She had lived all her life in the Mentone area. She was a retired employee of the General telephone company and a member of the First Baptist church. She also was a member of the Homemakers club and Mothers of World War II.
Surviving are one son, Dale [BUSENBURG], of Gardena, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Mary Jane) JONES, Burket; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Norman E. McVAY will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Bessie M. Krieg
Mrs. Bessie M. KRIEG, 88, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 2:10 p.m. Monday at her residence. She had been ill several years.
Born Feb. 24, 1886, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of John and Katherine PRICE DICKERHOFF. Her marriage was Dec. 17, 1904, in Akron to Harvey KRIEG. He preceded in death in 1970. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron community and a member of the Akron church of the Brethren.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Joanna McGEE, Ossian; Mrs. Clare (Glendon) REED, Mexico; Mrs. Trella [BASTIAN], Akron; Mrs. Wayne (Irene) ENGEL, Akron; one son, Floyd [KRIEG], Akron; four grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emma KROFT, Denver; Mrs. Dosia COMER, Akron one brother, Fred DICKERHOFF, Akron. One son, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Revs. Arthur PINKLE and Charles ZUNKLE will officiate. Burial will be in the [Gaerte] cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 10, 1974

Lynden E. Swanson
Lynden Eugene SWANSON, 46, Warsaw, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday of a heart attack while working at the Starcraft corportion in Goshen.
A former Rochester resident, he was born Nov. 13, 1927, in Akron, to August and Lillian Belle MOORE SWANSON. His marriage was June 10, 1955 in Toledo, O., to Barbara Elaine GRANCE. He was a retired U.S. Army officer. He was a member of the American Legion post at Warsaw.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roland (Carol) GLASSMAN, South Bend; Mrs. Edwin (Barbara) REEVES, Culver, and Miss Judy SWANSON, at home; one son, Lynden [SWANSON], at home; one grandson; three sisters, Mrs. William (Edna) DICKSON, Lakeville; Mrs. Norman (Ruby) DICKSON, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Lee (Ramona) JOHNSON, Pierceton; three brothers, Frank SWANSON, Lafayette; Albert SWANSON, Warsaw, and Carl SWANSON, Rochester. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Kenneth PETERSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery where a detail from Fort Benjamin Harrison will conduct military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Frederick Hutson
Frederick HUTSON, 79, South Bend, died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Ridgedale nursing home in South Bend where he had been a patient several weeks.
Born Dec. 27, 1894 at Chicago, he was the son of James and Alice P. HUTSON. His marriage was in 1947 to Gladys MIDDLETON. She preceded in death in 1970. He was a retired carpenter and veteran of World War I. He was a member of the First Christian church of Treverse City, Mich.
Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alvira HUTSON, South Bend; a brother-in-law, Dr. William MIDDLETON, Argos; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harriet WAECHTER, Lockport, Ill.; Mrs. Augusta PRAVACKY, Muskegon, Mich.; one brother, Thomas HUTSON, Muskegon, Mich. Final rites will be at 3 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

Thursday, July 11, 1974

Martha L. Newcomer
Mrs. Martha Louise NEWCOMER, 51, 1124 Bancroft avenue, died unexpectedly at 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Monday.
She was born Sept. 27, 1922 in Roann to William and Mary CONFER ALLMAN. Her marriage was in May, 1948, to Rolland D. NEWCOMER. He preceded in death Dec. 10, 1961. She had resided in Rochester 27 years, moving from Wabash.
Surviving are one son, Ron D. [NEWCOMER], of Rocheter; two daughters, Mrs. Steven (Mary) PERDUE and Mrs. Roger (Margaret) BRYANT, both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Mary GILL, Fort Wayne; one brother, Walter ALLMAN, also of Fort Wayne.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, July 12, 1974

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Saturday, July 13, 1974

Lee W. Sommers
Lee W. SOMMERS, 64, R.R. 1, Star City, died at 12:15 a.m. today in Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac.
He was born June 30, 1910 in Grass Creek to George Melvin and Mary Maude MURRAY SOMMERS. He was married May 1, 1932 to Clara Fern McKEE in Royal Center. He was a farmer and a member of the West Union United Methodist church and the Pulaski County Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife ar a son, Richard [SOMMERS], R.R. 3, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Carol MARTIN, Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Mary SAYERS, R.R. 3, Kewanna; two brothers, Adam [SOMMERS], of Grass Creek, and Harold [SOMMERS], of R.R. 3, Kewanna, and six grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Royal Center with the Revs. Howard WESTERN and John WORTINGER officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

John Gottschalk
John GOTTSCHALK, 66, who was a blind merchant who called at the Fulton County 4-H Fair in previous years, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the I.O.O.F. home in Greensburg, Ind., where he had resided for almost a year. He had been a resident of Lagro, Ind., for several years.
He was the son of George and Emma SWANK GOTTSCHALK, formerly of Green Oak.
He is survived by two sisters, Gertrude LEWIS, Subiaco, Ark., and Mable WAGONER, Kokomo; four brothers, Lyman [GOTTSCHALK], of Lagro; Cecil [GOTTSCHALK], Hoagland, Ind.; Noah [GOTTSCHALK], Galveston, Texas, and Lester [GOTTSCHALK], South Whitley, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel in Lagro. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Sunday at the chapel. Graveside rites will be at 11:45 a.m. Monday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

Monday, July 15, 1974

Charles E. Hoffman
Charles E. HOFFMAN, 92, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at the Merriweather nursing home in Wabash following an illness of one yer.
He was born Oct. 25, 1881 in Miami county to Frank and Nancy SMITH HOFFMAN and had resided all his life in Miami county except for the last two years in North Manchester. His first marriage was on Nov. 10, 1925 to Mary Ellen KEIM, who died May 20, 1937. His second marriage was on Oct. 28, 1947 to Alta YARIAN, who died Oct. 13, 1971. He was retired from General Tire at Wabash. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, Donald and Dean [HOFFMAN], both R.R. 2, North Manchester; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two step-daughters, Mrs. Orville (Lula) BUCKEISTER, Akron, and Mrs. Leonard (Helen) BEIGH, Akron; a step-son, Otis YARIAN, Newago, Mich.; eight step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Orpha CARDNER, St. Petersburg, Fla. Three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Revs. Harold CONRAD and J.D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Obert S. Goss
Obert S. GOSS, 95, 128 East Seventh street, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been a patient for 10 days.
Born June 10, 1879 in Fulton county, he was the son of John and Elizabeth GOSS. He spent more than 50 years of his life in Rochester and the rest in Sebastian, Fla. His first marriage was to Margret MYERS, who died Sept. 4, 1947. He was married to Alta KELLER, who died Jan. 13, of this year. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and owned an ice cream and soft drink business in Rochester from 1915 to 1930.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edna WILSON, Rochester; three sons, Raymond M. GOSS and Howard J. GOSS, both of Rochester, and Virgil GOSS, San Jose, Cal.; eleven grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. One son, one grandson, three sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Fredrick KEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, July 16, 1974

Katherine E. Bunch
Miss Katherine E. BUNCH, 87, Argos, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday in the Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth. She had been under care there for 1 1/2 months and had suffered from failing health for two years.
Born Sept. 10, 1886 at her present home in Marshall county, she was the daughter of Joshua and Catherine KING BUNCH. In her early years, she worked as a practical nurse in both Marshall and Fulton counties.
Surviving are one brother, Joshua BUNCH, Fort Wayne; one niece, Mrs. Russell (Ruth) CAMPBELL, Tippecanoe; two nephews, Delbert NUTT and Kenneth NUTT, both of Rochester; four great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Willis BOSSERMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Charles E. Gottschalk
Charles E. GOTTSCHALK, 71, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday at Memorial hospital in Logansport. He had been in failing health several years.
Born Jan. 9, 1903 in Green Oak, he was the son of William and Martha SWANK GOTTSCHALK. He was married Nov. 21, 1936 in Miami county to Edna LOCKWOOD, who survives. He had resided all his life in the Rochester area and was a retired farmer and former Liberty township school bus driver. He was a member of the Fulton County Historical society.
Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Alice FOUTS and Mrs. Ralph (Laura) SCHINDLER, both of Rocheter, and one brother, Fred GOTTSCHALK, Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Terry SHUMAKER 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.

Cendy Lee Reeves
Cendy Lee REEVES, one-day-old twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin (Barbara] SWANSON [REEVES], Culver, died at 5:05 p.m. Monday at the Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She was born at the Plymouth hospital at 1:37 a.m. Monday.
Surviving are her twin, Wendy Lee [REEVES]; a brother, Edwin [REEVES[ II, Culver; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elaine SWANSON, Warsaw; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar REEVES, Gadsden, Ala., and the Maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Alice ROGOTZKE, Detroit, Mich.
Last rites were to be today at 3:30 p.m. at the Athens cemetery with the Rev. Clifton J. WILKINS officiating. Burial was to follow. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Wednesday, July 17, 1974

Deo K. Raber
Deo K. RABER, 73, Macy, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He had been ill for 18 months. Born June 21, 1901 in Union township of Miami county, he was the son of Frank and Rebecca FRIEND RABER. He was married to Elma NORMAN in Mexico, Ind., on Dec. 2, 1923. She survives. He owned the Range Line garage in Perrysburg until his retirement in November, 1972. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Virginia BAVIN, Toledo, Ohio and one grandson, Rickey Lee BAVIN, Kalamazoo, Mich. Seven brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 and Ind. 16. The Rev. John EVANS will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Wendy Lee Reeves
Wendy Lee REEVES, two-day-old twin daugher of Edwin and Barbara SWANSON REEVES, Culver, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She was born at the Plymouth hospital at 1:15 a.m. Monday.
Her twin sister, Cendy Lee [REEVES], died Monday at 5:05 p.m. in the same hospital.
Surviving with the parents are one brother, Edwin [REEVES] II; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elaine SWANSON, Warsaw; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar REEVES, Gadsen, Ala., and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Alice ROGOTZKI, Detroit. Preceding in death with the sister was the maternal grandfather, Lynden SWANSON, who died last Tuesday. Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Athens cemetery with the Rev. Clifton J. WILKINS officiating. Arrangements were in charge of the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, July 18, 1974

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Friday, July 19, 1974

Floyd Scales Sr.
Floyd Burres SCALES, Sr., 78, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died at 11:07 p.m. Thursday at Memorial hospital in Logansport. Born Aug. 31, 1895 in Logansport, he was the son of James William and Stella SCALES. He married Alta Mae HILDEBRAND, Feb. 3, 1917 in Logansport. After retirement as boiler engineer at Riley Junior high school, he moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1960. He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses church.
Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. La Vonna BECK, Fort Lauderdale, and Mrs. Patty TARVER, Pompano Beach, Fla.; two sons, Floyd [SCALES] Jr., Logansport, and Donald K. [SCALES], Grass Creek; a sister, Lelia CLARY, Logansport; thirteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildrten. Two grandchildren preceded in death.
Funeral services will b e at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport. Cleryman Stanley SPANGLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Davis cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 20, 1974

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Monday, July 22, 1974

Oma Kuhn
Mrs. Oma KUHN, 86, Akron, died at 8:05 p.m. Saturday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
Born Feb. 7, 1888 in Kosciusko county, she was the daughter of Lieuellis and Senettie DRUDGE PERRY. Her marriage was in 1910 to Elmer KUHN. He died in 1958. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron community and did private nursing. She was a member of he Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Evelyn) KRIEG, Akron, and Mrs. Peggy KERLIN, Silver Lake; one son, Harvey [KUHN], LaPorte; nineten grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Zerna BAMMERLIN, New Mexico; Mrs. Mable ESHELMAN, Logansport; Mrs. Alfred NELSON, Bristol; Mrs. June HARTZLER, Rochester; Mrs. Roy HOLLE, Warsaw; two step-sons, the Rev. W. R. KUHN, Plymouth, and Willard KUHN, Burket; one step-daughter, Mrs. Maurine YOUNG, Butler. Three daughters and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Church of God. The Revs. George STEININGER, Warren McCUEN and J.D. TOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron and at the church one hour prior to services.

Pha Metzger
Mrs. Pha METZGER, 80, Kewanna, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.
She was born Dec. 14, 1893, to James and Altha HOSKINS WOODS. Her marriage was Dec. 16, 1916 to David METZGER in Kewanna. He survives. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, the Rebekah lodge in Kewanna and the Past Noble Grand club.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Donald [METZGER], Goshen; one daughter, Mrs. Mary RENKENBERGER, Lotansport; a sister, Mrs. Ethel MUNSON, Merrillville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard LOCHNER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. today.

Tuesday, July 23, 1974

Helen M. Garber
Helen M. GARBER, 55, Akron, died at 5 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.
Born August 24, 1918, she was the daughter of Pete and Lulu WIDEMAN RILEY. She had lived most of her life in Fulton county.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Carol) WISLEY, Goshen; one son, Frank A. GARBER, Elkhart; eight grandchildren her mother, Mrs. Lulu RILEY, Akron; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Violet) BARKLEY, Warsaw, and one brother, William RILEY, Oakland, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Tom Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 24, 1974

Mary Howard
Mrs. Mary HOWARD, 40, Akron, died at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru following a two-year illness.
Born Feb. 13, 1934, in Jackson, Ky., she was the daughter of Barney and Nannie May HOWARD. She had resided in the Akron area four years, moving from Kentucky.
Surviving are three daughters, Drucilla WRIGHT, Livingston, Tenn.; Nina EDGERLEY and Brenda DAVIS, both of Akron; five sons, Ervin CLEMONS, Akron; Virgil CLEMONS, Macy, and Melvin DAVIS, Marvin DAVIS and Rickie Lee DAVIS, all of Akron; six grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Ron NELSON will officiate. Burial will be in the [Gaerte] cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Odus Craig
Odus CRAIG, Akron, died early today in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne where he had been a patient several weeks. Final rites are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Thursday, July 25, 1974

Odus Craig
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron for Odus CRAIG, 76, Akron, who died Wednesday in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. The Rev. John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Craig was born Aug. 25, 1897 in Miami county to Jasper and Phoebe BLOSSER CRAIG. His marriage was in 1922 to Helen STOUT, who survives. A veteran of World War I, he had resided in the Akron community the majority of his life. He was a member of the American Legion in Rochester and the Veterans of World War I at Warsaw.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Rhoda USHER, New Jersey, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.

Mark C. Oliver
Mark C. OLIVER, 68, 318 Pontiac street, died unexpectedly at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.
Mrs. Oliver was born Jan. 22, 1906 in Fulton county to Alvin V. and Edith BIGGS OLIVER. His marriage was Dec. 7, 1929 in South Bend to Lorene DRUDGE. She survives. A retired 40-year employee of the Indiana Public Service company, Mr. Oliver had resided in Rochester all his life. He was at the time of his death, employed in the pro shop at the Elks club. He was president and a member of the board of directors of the former Elks Country Club. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, Manitou Moose lodge and the Elks lodge.
Surviving with his wife are his mother of Warsaw; two sons, Jerry A. [OLIVER], Indianapolis, and Jack P. OLIVER, Sidney, O.; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Arden (Lucy) KINCAID, Warsaw; an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs Ralph SHELTON, Rochester. A brother preceded in death.
Final rite will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Barry L. Igo
Barry Lee IGO, 35, Box 4, Mentone, was killed instantly at 5:55 a.m. today when the pickup truck he was driving was struck by a Norfolk and Western freight train at the Norfolk and Western railroad crossing, County Road 1000 West-the first railroad crossing (Manwaring crossing) east of Mentone.
The body of Igo was found 332 feet down the track from the point of impact, according to Burdell BLACKBURN, Kosciusko county deputy sheriff. The pickup truck was carried approximately one mile from impact, said Blackburn, who investigated the accident. The engineer of the train, Daryl DAFFORN of Fort Wayne, told Blackburn he sounded the whistle continyously before the collision. The conductor of the train was Ottis C. REESE of Fort Wayne.
The Igo pickup truck, enroute north on County Road 1000 West, sustained $1,200 damage. The 39-car train was train was travelig west at 52 mph, Dafforn told Blackburn, and sustained $500 damage to the front end.
According to Blackburn, Igo worked for Smally-Igo trucking company at Mentone and was enroute to a coffee shop before stopping at his brother's Citgo service station, where he would exchange his pickup truck for a company truck. Igo was approximately two miles from the coffee shop and Citgo station, Blackburn said. The coffee shop is 1 1/2 blocks from the Citgo station.
The body is at the King Memorial home in Mentone.

Donald L. Silberman
Donald L. SILBERMAN, 61, 196 1/2 Pontiac street, died unexpectedly Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital shortly after admission. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born Nov. 24, 1912 in Chicago, he was the son of William and Lillian BRAZEAU SILBERMAN. His marriage wss Feb. 5, 1939 in Chicago to Edna A. SORENSON. She survives. He was the owner of Don's Camper Sales in Rochester and a retired employee of the Fuel Oil Division of the Indiana Farm Bureau. He had resided here 20 years, moving from Chicago. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church here and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Also surviving are two sons, Roger [SILBERMAN], Orlando, Fla., and Hugh [SILBERMAN], of South Bend; five daughters, Mrs. Ronald P. (Madonna) JOHNSON, Rochester; Mrs. Gerald (Claudia) LANDIS, Warsaw; Mrs. Nelson (Cheryl) COX, Rochester; Mrs. Lee (Sandra) BRINEY, Mentone, and Miss Suzanne SILBERMAN, at home, and eighteen grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday 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. Friday.

Friday, July 26, 1974

Beatrice Lotz
Mrs. Beatrice LOTZ, 79, Akron, died early today while enroute to Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. Final rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Saturday, July 27, 1974

Willie Smith
Willie SMITH, 30, who moved here recently from Kentucky, died of smoke inhalation early today when fire swept his apartment at 211 West Third street. Fire damage was estimated at $6,000.
Junior D. GOOD, Fulton county coroner, established the cause of death.
Smith, born and reared in Hindman, Ky., had worked at Rochester Metal Products since last May 14.
Fire Chief Bob KRAMER said the fire is believed to have started from the victim smoking in bed. Firemen were called to the apartment at 1:55 a.m. and fought the flames for more than an hour.
Kramer said the fire probably began an hour before firemen arrived; the bed mattress was completely burned. The body of Smith was found in the southwest corner of the upstairs bedroom near the door; the bed was located in the northeast corner of the room. Kramer theorized that Smith probably got out of bed and started for the door trying to escape the blaze.
Firemen tried to revitalize Smith with heart massage and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Damage was $5,000 to the apartment house owned by Mrs. Leone ABBOTT, 228 Pontiac street, and $1,000 to the contents.
According to authorities, Smith had resided only one week at the apartment.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Alice G. White Williams
Mrs. Alice Gertrude (ZARTMAN) WHITE WILLIAMS, 66, Mexico, Ind., died at 4:15 p.m. Friday in Mexico in her car as she was driving home. She suffered a coronary attack. She had been ill for two months.
She was born July 17, 1908 in Miami county to Verl and Belle CHAPIN ZARTMAN. Her father died in 1947; the mother resides at R.R. 2, Macy. Mrs. Williams resided most of her life in Fulton and Miami counties. She was married to Howard Virgil WHITE in October, 1924; he died in 1952. Her second marriage was to Harry WILLIAMS, who survives. She worked for the Sherrill corporation in Mexico and was a member of he Perrysburg Baptist church.
Surviving with the mother are five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Freda) ROE, Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Phyllis) GEHRING, Peru; Mrs. Earl (Anna Jane) PERSONETTE, Muncie; Mrs. Larry (Lulu Bell) KOEING, Russiaville, and Mrs. James (Maridean) BARNETTE, Grissom Air Base; two sons, Virgil H. [WHITE], Macy, and Gerald [WHITE], Mexico; twenty-nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Lillian) GRAHAM, Denver, Ind.; Mrs. Woodrow (Anniona) PACKARD, Peru, and Mrs. Nick (Lucille) SMITH, Mishawaka, and a brother, Gordon ZARTMAN, R.R. 2, Macy. Preceding in death were a daughter, a grandson, a great-granddaughter, a sister and a brother.
Last rites are set tentatively for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Sunday.

Beatrice Lotz
Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice LOTZ, 78, Akron, who died of a heart attack at 7:30 a.m. Friday enroute to Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron. The Rev. J.D. THOMASON will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Lotz had been ill two weeks.
She was born June 29, 1896 in Kosciusko county to James and Mary LANDIS RICHARD and had resided all her life in the Akron area. She was married Oct. 8, 1935 in Silver Lake to Charles LOTZ, who died in 1951. She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving are a brother, Ronald RICHARD, Silver Lake, and two nieces, Mrs. Garla Mae TAYLOR, Disko, and Mrs. Franklin (Betty) JONES, Silver Lake. A son preceded in death.

Monday, July 29, 1974

Willie Smith
The body of Willie SMITH, 30, who died of smoke inhalation in a fire at his apartment at 211 West Third street Saturday morning, has been removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Hall Brothers Mortuary in Martin, Ky.
Last rites were set tentatively for today, with burial in Hindman, Ky.
Local survivors are a brother, Charles SMITH, 431 East 13th street, and a sister, Mrs. George (Jean) WHITE, R.R. 3, Rochester

Martha Kramer Rothermel
Mrs. Martha (NEEDHAM) KRAMER ROTHERMEL, 53, Fort Wayne, daughter of Mrs. Fern DILLMAN NEEDHAM of Akron, died at 4:46 a.m. Saturday in Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital following an illness of one week.
Born Sept. 3, 1920 in Roann, Mrs. Rothermel lived in Wabash for 21 years before moving to Fort Wayne, where she was an apartment manager at the time of her death. Her first marriage was to Herman KRAMER, who died Dec. 5, 1954. On Aug. 13, 1960 she was married to Richard ROTHERMEL, who survives. She was affiliated with the United Methodist church.
Surviving with the mother and the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Palmer BICKEL, Akron, and Mrs. Raymond SCHOLL, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Wayne NEEDHAM, Kokomo, and Jack NEEDHAM, Noblesville, and three grandchildren. The father, James NEEDHAM, preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Eddingfield-Gerber mortuary chapel in Wabash with the Rev. William PETERSON officiating. Burial will be in the Falls cemetery in Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Retha Malady
Mrs. Retha MALADY, 77, South Bend, former Akron resident, died at 7 a.m. today in the Plymouth nursing home. She had been ill three years.
Born May 8, 1897, in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Monroe and Amanda WHITTENBERGER MORRIS. Her first marriage was in 1915 to Ellis BUTT. He died in 1937. Her second marriage was to Owen MALADY in 1939. He preceded in death in 1966. She had resided in the South Bend area 40 years. She was a member of the South Side Christian church in South Bend, the Ladies Circle of the church and the American Legion Auxiliary in South Bend.
Surviving are three brothers, James MORRIS, Argos; Walter MORRIS, Mishawaka; Robert MORRIS, Lapaz; one foster-son, Loren BUTT, Titusville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. George A. HARRIS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and at the Sheetz funeral home after 10 a.m.Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 30, 1974

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Wednesday, July 31, 1974

Willie Smith
Survivors not previously listed for Willie SMITH, 211 West Third street, who died Saturday at his residence are his wife, Mrs. Kelly Mae SMITH, two daughters, Marie and Margaret Ann [SMITH]; one son, Billie Wayne [SMITH]; a sister, Evelyn Marie HARVEY, and a brother, David SMITH, both of Ligonier. Final rites for Mr. Smith were conducted in Martin, Ky.

Opal Marie Johnston
Miss Opal Marie JOHNSTON, 73, former Fort Wayne resident, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Saturday. She had been a patient at the Canterbury Manor home one year.
Born Oct. 6, 1900 in Adams township, she was the daughter of William and Flora HERSHBERGER JOHNSTON. She was a retired junior high school teacher and had taught 47 years in Fort Wayne schools. She was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ in Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne and Allen County Historical society and the Indiana Historical society.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lester (Irene) ROUCH, Kewanna; Mrs. Stephen (Helen) DOBLER, Peru; two brothers, Harry L. [JOHNSTON], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Ralph V. [JOHNSTON], R.R. 4, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services on Friday.

Thursday, August 1, 1974

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Friday, August 2, 1974

Ola Ballenger
Mrs. Ola BALLENGER, 81, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, following an extended illness.
Born June 30, 1893, in Bellingham, Wash., she was the daughter of the Rev. Herbert and Minnie SHELLHAMER RIGGLE. Her marriage was in 1915 to Marvin BALLENGER. He died in 1971. She was a lifetime resident of the Rochester area and a member of the Akron Church of God and the WCTU.
Survivng are one daughter, Mrs. Dean (Freda) AULT, R.R. 2, Rochester, and one son, Herbert [BALLENGER], R.R. 2, Rochester; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Charles (Zelda) WHITE, R.R. 2, Akron; two brothers, Arlo RIGGLE, Huntington; George W. RIGGLE, Houston, Texas, Two sisters and one granddaughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J.D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, August 3, 1974

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Monday, August 5, 1974

Lucille J. Jontz
Mrs. Lucille J. JONTZ, Akron, died Sunday at 2 a.m. in her home. She had been suffering from an extended illness.
She was the daughter of Lewis and Clara WAECHTER LEININGER. She was married to Ted JONTZ. [He survives.] She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Otto (Jackie) GRONINGER, Akron, and Mrs. Jim (Judy) HARRIS, Logansport; six grandchildren, and one brother, Cloyd LEININGER.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Revs. John MOORE and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Frances E. Flowers
Mrs. Frances E. FLOWERS, 52, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at noon Sunday at the Dukes hospital in Peru. She had been ill the past 13 months.
Mrs. Flowers was born Oct. 19, 1921 at Myrtle, Miss., to Robert and Mittie MAXEY CRUMP. She was married in 1958 to Robert FLOWERS, who survives. Mrs. Flowers had resided in Rochester three years, moving from Peru. She was a member of the Logansport Church of God.
Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Robert GAST, Logansport; Mrs. Jolly VAUGHN, Rochester, and Mrs. Larry BATH, Peru; two sons, James BAILEY, New Albany, Miss., and Earl ADAMS, Rochester, and sixteen grandchildren.
Last rites will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home at Peru with the Rev. Jewel PRATT officiating. Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial cemetery in Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 6, 1974

Dorothy M. Pearish
Mrs. Dorothy M. PEARISH, 51, Sarasota, Fla., died Friday in Sarasota.
Mrs. Pearish was born May 4, 1923 in Cass county, to Hugh and Marie HUBENTAL STRONG of Metea. They survive. She was married in 1961 at Anderson to Everett PEARISH, who survives. Mrs. Pearish had resided in Sarasota five years, moving from Anderson. She resided in Plymouth before moving to Anderson. A Sarasota department store clerk, Mrs. Pearish was a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Surviving with the husband and parents are a son, Charles A. BEARD, Rossville; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Julia Ann BEARD) HALSMER, Westfield, Ind., and Billie I. E. (BEARD) GINTHER, Carmel; three grandchildren, Justin and Jessica GINTHER and Scott A. BEARD; a sister, Mrs. Willard (Irene) SWIGART, Logansport; and three brothers, Joseph H. CONRAD, Gainesville, Fla.; Donald M. CONRAD, Lucerne, Ind., and Dr. Everett CONRAD, Brazil, Ind. Preceding in death was a son, Dwight Gale BEARD.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Metea Baptist church in Metea with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Fay Russell
Fay RUSSELL, 83, 134 Jefferson street, Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m.Tuesday at his home. He had been ill for several years and seriously ill for the past twelve months.
Born January 25, 1891 in Gilead, Indiana, he was the son of Wallace J. and Hattie ANGLEMEYER RUSSELL. He was married Septemb er 5, 1909 to Theresa Reba BRICKEL. She preceded him in death June 6, 1974. He was a retired plumbing contractor, a member of the Eagles Lodge and had lived in Rochester his entire life.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Mildred) McCONKEY, Mrs. Carl (Pauline) [HENRICKS] and Mrs. Lewis (Betty) SHAMBARGER, all of Rochester; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Leone GARDNER, Santa Anna, Cal., and three half-brothers, Lewis and Cecil McHENRY, South Bend, and Robert L. McHENRY, Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at theZimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Edgar Stone
Edgar STONE, 80, Plymouth, died Monday at 5:15 a.m. in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth. Mr. Stone had been suffering from failing health for the past several years.
Born July 28, 1894 in Marshall county, he was the son of James and Jennie STONE. He was married to Ethel SEE on Oct 26, 1906 in Plymouth. She preceded him in death in 1966. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are three sons, Arthur [STONE], Clarksville; Elsworth [STONE], Walkerton, and Clarence [STONE], South Bend; one brother, Harold STONE, Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Ilo COX and Mrs. Evelyn CRIPE both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Alma NIPONG, Argos; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth. The Rev. Tom BUMP will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 7, 1974

Elmer L. Brown
Elmer L. BROWN, 80, Monterey, died at 7:10 p.m. Monday at Veterans hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born Oct. 30, 1893. His wife was Ella SHAKLEFORD. She preceded him in death July 10, 1965. He lived in Monterey 43 years and was a former employee of the Kingsbury Ordnance plant and the Culver Military academy. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Monterey American Legion.
Surviving are three sons, Howard BROWN, Monticello; Mervin BROWN, Hebron, and Lowell BROWN, Argos, and six grandchildren. One son, Jesse [BROWN], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Monterey with military rites performed by the Monterey American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Katherine E. Palmer
Mrs. Katherine E. PALMER, 58, Logansport, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday at University hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Sept. 5, 1915 in Decatur, Ind., she was the daughter of Claude and Lena MILLER GAY. She was married in Logansport on April 26, 1968 to Lawrence E. PALMER, who survives.
Surviving with her husband are two brothers, Harold and Robert [PALMER], both of Decatur; one foster-sister, Agnes SPRAGUE, Decatur; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Riverview Wesleyan church in Logansport. The Rev. Don GRANDLINARD will officiate. Burial will be in Everrest Memorial park in Logansport. Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home in Logansport after 2 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the services.

Thursday, August 8, 1974

Ocie M. Lockwood
Ocie M. LOCKWOOD, 70, Macy, died Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. Seriously ill the past eight months, her death was attributed to carcinoma.
She was born Sept. 23, 1903 at Miami county to Daniel Webster and Pearl D. FISHER SNYDER. She was married Nov. 1, 1935 at St. Joseph, Mich., to Noah C. LOCKWOOD, who died Aug. 9, 1954. A former teacher, Mrs. Lockwood was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren at Mexico. She had resided her entire life in Miami county.
Surviving are a son, Ray S. LOCKWOOD, R.R. 2, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. James (Nila) EASTERDAY, Perrysburg and Miss Mary Ann LOCKWOOD, Warsaw; a brother, Clayton F. SNYDER, Fort Wayne, and seven grandchildren - Shelly, Jerry, Tracy, Paula and Deanna LOCKWOOD, and Diana and Donna EASTERDAY. Preceding in death were three sisters, Lova AZBELL, Mary CARSWELL and Lalia SNYDER.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Brethren at Mexico with the Revs. Donald RITCHEY and Carl SWEET officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Deedsville. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester, and at the church one hour prior to services. Donations may be made to the Warsaw Training Center for retarded or the Cancer fund.

Emily Jo Bitterling
Emily Jo BITTERLING, age 3 1/2 weeks, Albion, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne Wednesday at 8 p.m.
She was born July 11, at McCray Memorial hospital at Kendallville to Alan and Marilyn APPLEMAN BITTERLING.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Jennifer [BITTERLING], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BITTERLING, Kewanna; the maternal grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth APPLEMAN, Bruce Lake; the paternal great-grandfather, George BITTERLING, Kewanna, and the maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Tot SEE, Bruce Lake and Mrs. Ruth BEGHTEL, Winamac.
Last rites will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison Garden Chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Kenneth FOULKE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday.

Friday, August 9, 1974

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Saturday, August 10, 1974

Eldon L. Dunlap
Eldon L. DUNLAP, 76, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Friday at 5 p.m. at the Miller Nursing Home in Plymouth, where he had been a patient four days.
Mr. Dunlap was born April 27, 1898 in Marshall county to Solomon and Catherine LEFFERT DUNLAP. He was married Nov. 28, 1934 in Marshall county to Edna May GABY, who survives. A retired farmer, Mr. Dunlap had resided in the Rochester community 30 years, moving from Green township.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Max DUNLAP of Noblesville, and two grandchildren. Preceding in death were a grandchild, three brothers and three sisters.
Last rites will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, August 12, 1974

Patty Hooks
Mrs. Patty HOOKS, 26, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 12:55 p.m. today while being prepared for surgery at Woodlawn hospital from a shotgun wound in the back, inflicted about 11:25 a.m. in the parking lot at Wilt's Food Center on East Ninth street.
Being held in Fulton county jail in connection with the shooting is Mrs. Hooks' estranged husband, James Lee [HOOKS], 23. He was arrested by city police shortly after the incident at Berkway Supermarket, a block west of the shooting site.
According to witnesses, said police, Mrs. Hooks and a stock boy were loading groceries into her auto in the parking lot when her husband approached in a pickup truck, got out and fired a 12-gauge shotgun with magnum load at his wife's back from a distance of about eight feet away.
Hooks ran westward from the scene while witnesses summoned police and an ambulance from Wilt's store. Hooks, it was learned later, stopped at Berkway, entered the building and told Mrs. Verla ZARTMAN, an employee, that he had just shot his wife and that the police should be called.
City parolman Ron BAILLIEUL and Dennis REICHARD, enroute to Wilt's from the first telephone call, were advised by car radio that the suspect was at Berkway's and ready to give up. He was taken into custody there.
Conde HOLLOWAY, Berkway owner, spoke with Hooks while awaiting the arrival of police and reported that Hooks was calm and offered no resistance.
The shotun was discovered by police in a grassy area next to the parking lot.
On July 22, Hooks was hospitalized here after being stabbed in thestomach with a pocketknofe by his wife. Mrs. Hooks told the sherif's office at the time that her husband was assaulting her and that when he refused to stop, she stabbed him.
She was jailed at the time but later released on her own recognizance. The couple has four children, it was reported.

Joseph C. Hizer
Funeral services for Joseph C. HIZER, 88, Kewanna, were conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna.
Hizer died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday in the Rocheter nursing home after an extended illness.
Born June 6, 1886 in Grass Creek, he was a resident of the area all his life. He married Mae Rose SADLER in Plymouth in 1909. She died in 1953. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors are one son, Lawrence [HIZER], Logansport; four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie SMITH, Logansport Mrs. Caroline SARVER, Rochester; Mrs. Irene SMITH, Kewanna, and Mrs. Florence WHITTENBERGER, Akron; ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, August 13, 1974

Marie Lewis
Mrs. Marie LEWIS, 82, Crystal Beach, Fla., died at 3:45 a.m. Monday at the Tarpon Springs, Fla. hospital. She had been a patient five weeks.
Mrs. Lewis had resided in Crystal Beach since 1946, moving from Kokomo. She was a member of the Crystal Beach Community Church. Her marriage was to Byron LEWIS, who preceded in death in 1968.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Frances) AUGHE, Palm Harbor, Fla., and Mrs. Basil (Martha) SCOTT, Rochester; three step-sons, Robert, Joseph and Richard LEWIS, all of Rocheter; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening.

Wednesday, August 14, 1974

Kenneth E. Spangler
Kenneth E. SPANGLER, 72, Denver, Ind., died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. He had been ill three years.
Born March 15, 1902 in Huntington, he was the son of Perry and Elsie WOLF SPANGLER. His first marriage was to Alberta BULLOCK on July 21, 1923. She preceded him in death February 1958. His second marriage was to Clara BEDDER on August 2, 1958. She survives. He retired from his job as toolmaker for the Olin company in 1960. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Denver Baptist church and a member of the Mexico Masonic lodge.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Kenneth L. [SPANGLER], LaFontaine, and Perry [SPANGLER], Denver; two daughters, Mrs. Grace SANDERSON, Peru, and Mrs. Patricia COLE, marion; two step-daughters, Mrs. Grace SANDERSON, Peru, and Mrs. Patricia COLE, Marion; two step-daughters, Helen RABER, Macy, and Phyllis HINKLE, Logansport; two step-sons, Carl BEDDER, Ft. Wayne, and Gene BEDDER, Rochester; one brother, Lorin SPANGLER, Mexico; two sisters, Ruth KINDIG, Green Lake, Wis., and Helen WILKIE, Denver; one step-brother, Arthur DORAN; twenty-seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. Albert McDONALD will preside. Burial will be in Westlawn cemetery in Denver. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Thursday, August 15, 1974

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Friday, August 16, 1974

Edna Fern Hager
Mrs. Edna Fern HAGER, 64, Indianapolis, died today at 12:05 a.m. at the Community hospital in Indianapolis.
Mrs. Hager was born March 13, 1910 at Silver Lake. She had resided in Indianapolis for 40 years. A registered nurse for 42 years, she worked for American Nursing at Indianapolis four years. Prior to working for a doctor at Indianapolis, Mr. Hager had worked here at Woodlawn hospital. She was a graduate of the 1932 Indiana School of Nursing. She was a member of the Church of God at Indianapolis and the Indiana State Nurses association.
Surviving are the husband, Lynn H. HAGER, Indianapolis; a son, Eugene L. HAGER, Indianapolis; two sisters, Katherine CLARK, Morocco, and Mrs. Mildred McFARREN, Pierceton, and two brothers, J. L. BALL, Kalamazoo, Mich., and the Rev. Glen BALL, Distant, pa.
Last rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Shirley Brothers Irving Hill chapel at 5377 East Washington street in Indianapolis. The body will be entombed at Washington Park East mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Ruth B. Eber
Ruth B. EBER, 65, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. today of an apparent heart attack while she was visiting the Floyd NICKLAUS residence--her neighbors.
Born July 27, 1909 in Rochester township, she was the daughter of Philip T and Edna COLE WERNER. She was married to John D. EBER on Nov. 1, 1930 in Fulton. He survives. She had lived in Rocheter her whole life.
Surviving with her husband are one son, Philip T. EBER of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. James (Sarah) GENTRY, Logansport, and Mrs. Dennis (Loretta) ERICKSON, Broken Arrow, Okla., and seven grandchildren.
Final rites are pending at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Logansport.

Mabel A. Stepp
Mrs. Mabel A. STEPP, 65, 1214 Wabash street, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Canterbury Manor nursing home. She had been a patient since July 23.
She was born June 8, 1909 in Chicago to Lloyd Loring and Agnes D. KAISER FLETCHER. Her marriage was April 24, 1937 in Logansport to Ralph D. STEPP. He died in October, 1969. She had resided here since 1942, moving from North Vernon.
Surviving are one cousin, Robert WILLIAMS, North Lake, Ill.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Fred KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

John S. Jung
John S. JUNG, 85, Argos, summer resident of Lake Manitou, died Thursday at 5:40 p.m. at the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been in ill health three weeks following a coronary heart attack.
Mr. Jung was born Aug. 5, 1889 at Tipton to Leonard and Catherine JUNG. He was married Sept. 15, 1923 at Tipton to Dorothy HOWARD, who survives. Mr. Jung had resided at Argos since 1937, moving from Plymouth. A retired maintenance man from the Nickel Plate railroad, he was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Jung was a member of the Argos American Legion Post No. 68 and the Veterans of World War I at Plymouth.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Charlotte [JUNG], at home; two sons, Keith [JUNG], Des Moines, Ia., and Kenneth [JUNG], Grand Rapids, Mich.; ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Preceding in death was a son, Tom [JUNG], March 10, 1974.
Last rites will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Revs. Robert HANSEN and Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 until 5 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to he coronary care unit of the Marshall county Parkview hospital.

Saturday, August 17, 1974

Grace Emmons
Mrs. Grace REISH EMMONS, 84, South Bend, died at 2:05 a.m. Friday in the Osteopathic hospital in South Bend.
Born July 11, 1890 in Leiters Ford, she was the daughter of Calvin and Lizzie HUNTER REISH. Her marriage was in 1922 to William EMMONS. He preceded in death.
Surviving are one son, Marvin EMMONS, Walkerton; a daughter, Mrs. Meredith SNYDER, South Bend; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Florence BRIDGINS, Indianapolis; Mrs. Audry STAHR, Piqua, O.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend. The Rev. Paul STEELE will officiate. Graveside rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Ruth B. Eber
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Logansport for Mrs. Ruth B. EBER, 65, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Friday morning at the rsidence of a neighbor.
The Rev. Raymond SKELTON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester, where grveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Monday, August 19, 1974

Charles R. Manwaring
Charles R. MANWARING, 65, Mentone, died at 4:43 p.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been ill three weeks.
Born Sept. 12, 1908 at Mentone, he was the son of Frank P. and Ersie LATIMER MANWARING. His marriage was July 20, 1935, to Ellener NYE at Elkhart. She survives. He had resided in the Mentone area all his life. He was retired board chairman of the Manwaring Leghorn Farms in Mentone; past-president of the Farmers State bank in Mentone; a member of the Mentone Masonic lodge, the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne, Elks and Lions club at Warsaw.
Surviving are two sons, Frank and James [MANWARING], both of Mentone; one brother, Richard [MANWARING], Mentone, and six grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Walter HOUSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 20, 1974

Rae Blacketor
Mrs. Rae BLACKETOR, 88, a resident of the Peabody Memorial home in North Manchester the past five years, died Monday at 3 p.m. in the Peabody Healty Center.
Born June 10, 1886 in Fulton county, she was the daughter of Daniel and Amelia HOLMAN JONES. Her marriage was Jan. 22, 1907, to Joshua BLACKETOR. He preceded in death in 1963. She was a former resident of Argos. She was a member of the First Baptist church in Rochester and the O.E.S. of Rochester.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mae UMBAUGH, R.R. 1, Argos, and Mrs. Mary CLIFTON, Peabody Memorial home. Two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Peavody Memorial chapel. Superintendent William VISSER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester after noon Wednesday. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, August 21, 1974

Ben H. Swisher
Ben H. SWISHER, 87, Greentown, died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at his residence following a three-month illness.
Born Feb. 7, 1887 in Howard county, he was the son of Samuel and Lydia PORTER SWISHER. His marriage was in 1904 to Nora MILLS. She preceded in death in 1961. He was a retired contractor.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lucille MALONEY, R.R. 1, Macy; two sons, Kenneth SWISHER, Peru, and Forest SWISHER, Greentown; fourteen grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Pickett funeral home in Greentown. The Rev. Harold BARDSLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Greentown. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Erman C. McGowen
Erman C. McGOWEN, 82, Mentone, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been ill several years.
Born April 12, 1892, at Nappanee, he was the son of John F. and Barbara FAWLEY McGOWEN. He had resided in the Mentone ara since 1950. His marriage was May 30, 1926, at Burket to Jennie HARRINGTON, who survives. A retired farmer and carpenter, he had managed the Oldenburg Ill in South Bend from 1934 to 1942. He was a member of the Fulton Coon Hunters club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Wanda) MARKEY, Cucamonga, Cal., and Mrs. Phil (Maxine) FRY, Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday 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. Friday.

Thursday, August 22, 1974

William L. Marshall
William L. MARSHALL, 79, former resident of 1015 Madison street, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Canterbury nursing home where he had been a patient several months.
Born Sept. 2, 1894, in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Bertha MARSHALL. His marriage was in Rochester to Orpha MIKESELL. She preceded in death. He was a retired auto mechanic.
One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Van William Mellott
Van William MELLOTT, 6, Etna Green, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been ill one day.
Born June 27, 1968 in Warsaw, he was the son of Fred A. and Mardene NELLANS MELLOTT.
Surviving with his parents are one sister, Deydra Ann [MELLOTT], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. MELLOTT, Etna Green; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elery NELLANS, Warsaw.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone. Officiating will be Richard AUSTIN. Burial will be at the Summit Chapel cemetery. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, August 23, 1974

Martha Puls
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Martha ANGLEMYER PULS, 79, Franklin, Ohio.
Born Oct. 21, 1895, to Jerry and Rachel ANGLEMYER, she was married to Edgar PULS Feb. 6, 1912.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Irene DAVIS, Dayton, O.; two sons, Kenneth [PULS], Franklin, O., and Leonard [PULS], Miami, Fla.; a twin sister, Mrs. Harold BEAUDOIN, Rochester; another sister, Mrs. George Van EMAN, Peru, and twelve nieces and nephews. Four sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at the Swarta funeral home, West Carrolton, O., Saturday morning.

Mabel Bell Savage
Mrs. Mabel Bell SAVAGE, 78, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 9 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient for two weeks and had been ill for two years.
Born on Oct. 12, 1895 in Miami county, she was the daughter of James and Mary McKEE SMITH. She lived in the Macy community the majority of her life. She was married to John C. SAVAGE Sept. 22, 1920, in Peru. He died June 3, 1968.
She taught piano at her home and attended the United Methodist church in Macy. She was a member of the O.E.S. at Gilead.
Surviving are two sons, John [SAVAGE], R.R. 2, Macy, and James [SAVAGE], R.R. 1, Macy; five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Officiating will be the Rev. James O'DELL. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 24, 1974

[no obits]

Monday, August 26, 1974

Coral Lee Butt
Mrs. Coral Lee BUTT, 93, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for a week and a half.
Born April 4, 1881 in Ross county, O., she was the daughter of J.T. and Louisa ROSEBOOM FENIMORE and had lived in this area since 1912. On March 13, 1904 she was married to Ira E. BUTT who preceded her in death on March 21, 1969. She was a member of the United Methodist church in Rocheter, Rebekah lodge at Leiters Ford and the New Idea Homemaker's club of Burton.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Donald (Bernice) JEFFERIES, Decatur, Ind.; one brother, Omer FENIMORE, Peru; four sons, Oren [BUTT], Honolulu, Hawaii, Orville [BUTT], Bondville, Ky., Robert [BUTT], Rochester, and Harold [BUTT], R.R. 2, Bremen; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Leiters Ford. Friends may call anytime.

Charles L. Murphy
Charles L. MURPHY, 53, Warsaw, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
Born Aug. 14, 1921, in Kokomo, he was the son of John and Catherine HERLOCK MURPHY. His marriage was March 10, 1942, in Akron to Maxine WIDMEYER, who survives. Mr. Murphy had been a resident of the Prairie View nursing home three years, moving from the Wabash and Akron communities. He was a former employee of the Hoosier Home Improvement company at Elwood. He was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy MURPHY, Wabash; one son, Charles Aden [MURPHY], North Manchester; two grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. C. C. (Alice) TULLIS, Akron; Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) SOPHER, Leesburg; Mrs. Grover (Mildred) BROWN, Rapids City, S.D. Mrs. Chester (Vondeline) TRAVER, Underwood, Ind.; Mrs. Milton (Ethel) BARNETT, Constantine, Mich.; Mrs. Bernard (Mary) PENN, North Webster; Mrs. Marvin (Deloris) LAWSON, Wabash; five brothers, William MURPHY, Clinton; James and Lee MURPHY, both of Akron; Lawrence MURPHY, Mentone; John MURPHY, North Webster, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Silver Creek Church of God. The Rev. George CONSTANCE will officiate. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Frianed may call at the Sheetz funeral home after 7 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, August 27, 1974

[no obits]

Wednesday, August 28, 1974

Emma Pettit
Final rites were conducted Sunday in the First Church of God in Clearfield, Ky. for Mrs. Emma PETTIT who died Friday in Clearfield. Mrs. Pettit was the grandmother of Earl HALL, Rochester.
Mrs. Pettit was the mother of seven daughters, three sons, fifty-seven grandchildren, ninety-one great-grandchildren ad five great-great-grandchildren.

Thursday, August 29, 1974

Nell Potter Weatherton
Mrs. Nell POTTER WEATHERTON, 79, Louisville, Ky., sister of Mrs. Dean NEWCOMB of Rochester, died Wednesday in Louisville. Services and burial will be Friday in Louisville.

Mary M. Kehoe
Mary M. KEHOE, 78, Mentone, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Goshen General hospital, where she had been a patient for four weeks.
Born Nov. 28, 1895 to John and Emma NELSON NELLANS, she was married on June 18, 1925 to Francis "Pat" KEHOE. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1974. She lived in Mentone her entire life and was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ester WISE, Mentone, and Mrs. Donna Bell MAROZSAN, South Bend; one brother, H. V. NELLANS, North Manchester; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mentone Church of Christ with Brother Ermil NORMAN and Brother T. R. JONES officiating. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and one hour before the services at the church Saturday.

Friday, August 30, 1974

William E. DeWitt
William E. DeWITT, 43, Lebanon, died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday in the Witham hospital in Lebanon. He had been ill eight weeks.
Born June 19, 1931, in Logansport, he was the son of Russell and Edith NICE DeWITT. They survive. His marriage was Sept. 7, 1952 at Rochester to Rosemary GOHN, former Rochester resident. She survives. He had rsided in Lebanon four years, moving from Indianapolis. He was associated with the American Broadcasting company and Sound Classics of Indianapolis.
Surviving with the parents and wife are three daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Nancy) DOKE, Lebanon; Miss Mary R. DeWITT and Miss Billie Jean DeWITT, both at home; one brother, Frederick R. "Gus" DeWITT, Peru.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to he American Cancer Society.

Saturday, August 31, 1974

[no obits]

Monday, September 2, 1974

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 3, 1974

Hortense M. Denton
Mrs. Hortense May DENTON, 74, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient 10 days.
She was born on Oct. 1, 1899 to Charles and Ina MARTIN FINNEY and lived near Kewanna her entire life. She was married on Jan. 19, 1923 in Rochester to John V. DENTON, who survives. She was Fulton county treasurer 19 years. She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church and the WSCS in the church.
Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Marjorie) ZARTMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester; two sons, Harley [DENTON], Kewanna, and Charles [DENTON], San Bernardino, Cal.; eleven grandchildren and a stepmother, Cora FINNEY, Rochester. Two grandchildren and a brother preceded in death.
Services were at 1:30 p.m. today at the Fulton United Methodist church with the Rev. Robert CAHOON officiating. Burial followed at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. The family asks that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Harry R. Rosenbury
Harry R. ROSENBURY, 72, 1518 Madison street, died at 3 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.
Born. Feb. 7, 1902, in Daviess county, he was the son of George and Clementine OVERTON ROSENBURY. His marriage was Oct. 31, 1964, in Lebanon to Georgia KINCAID. She survives. He had resided here three years, moving from Cincinnati, O., where he had served in the USDA, Disease Eradication division. He was a retired employee of the USDA. He served as Fulton County Farm Extension Agent from 1926 to 1935. He was a member of the National Holstein Friesan Breeders association and was active in 4-H Fair work. He was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge and the Grace United Methodist church. He was a graduate of Purdue university.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Terry (Judy) WALGAMUTH, Akron; two sons, Robert R. ROSENBURY, Rocheser, and Richard L. ROSENBURY, Lafayette; six grandchildren; one brother and three sisters.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Salvation Army or to the charity of one's choice.

Helen I. Goss
Mrs. Helen I. GOSS, 68, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Carle Clinic inChampaign, Ill. She had been ill two years.
Born Sept. 23, 1905, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary STINGELY MESSINGER. Her marriage was Sept. 12, 1928 in Rocheter to Herschel E. GOSS. He preceded in death in 1949.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Louise) MORRILL, Logansport; Miss Dorothy GOSS, Champaign, Ill., and Mrs. Mark (Barbara) WILLIAMS, R.R. 1, Rochestr; one brother, William MESSINGER, Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Anna) PENCE, Scottsdale,Ariz., and Mrs. Robert (Eva) ECKERT, Cooks Falls, N.Y.; four grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Charles (Belva) WILLIAMS, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. Robert CAHOON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Eileen Kenny
Mrs. Eileen KENNY, 44, Dayton, O. former Rochester resident, died Monday in a Dayton, O. hospital.
She was born Dec. 31, 1930. Her marriage was to Robert J. KENNY on Sept. 16, 1950.
Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Norene, Sheila and Bridgett [KENNY], all at home; three sons, Michael [KENNY], of Rochester, and Kevin and Patrick [KENNY], both at home.
Final rites are pending in Dayton, O. Burial will be in Connecticut.

Wednesday, September 4, 1974

Eileen Kenny
Final rites will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Gallagher funeral home in Stanford, Conn., for Mrs. Eileen KENNY, Dayton, O., who died Monday in that city. Burial will be in Connecticut.
Mrs. Kenny was a former Rochester resident and is survived by her husband, three daughters and three sons.

Virgil R. Chambers
Virgil R. CHAMBERS, 85, 1617 Elm street, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester nursing home. He had been a patient two years.
Born Nov. 11, 1888 in Vallonia, Ind., he was the son of William and Della PATTERSON CHAMBERS. His marriage was Sept. 22, 1935 in Peru to Florence GOHN. She survives. He was a retired salesman and had resided here since 1945, moving from Grand Rapids, Mich. He attended the Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving with his wife are nieces and nephews.
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 I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Richard W. Coplen and
Elmer R. Braden
Richard W. COPLEN, 56, R.R. 2, Akron, and Elmer R. BRADEN, 44, Burrows, were killed about 5 p.m. Tuesday when Coplen's car was hit almost head-on by Braden's pickup truck on Ind. 25 about 3 1/2 miles southwest of Logansport.
State police said Braden's truck, going southwest, crossed the centerline and collided with Coplen's car, which was going northeast.
The two men were the only ones in their vehicles and there were no witnesses, police said. The accident site was on a straight stretch of road and the pavement was dry. There was no explanation of why the truck crossed the centerline.
Richard W. COPLEN was born in Fulton county Dec. 16, 1917 to Charles E. and Evabell SMITH COPLEN and had resided all his life in this county. He was married in 1938 to Marietta SMITH. He was a machine operator and a farmer.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Charles [COPLEN], Silver Lake; three daughters, Mrs. Mark (Pat) KISTLER and Mrs. Robert (Martha) PETERSON, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Stephen (Nancy) DERCK, Antwerp, O.; twelve grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Lucy GOOD, Argos; Mrs. William (Josephine) IRELAN, Kokomo; Mrs. Richard (Hope) WALDO, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Wayne (Doris) CRAIG, Petersburg, Ind. Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Ray L. Price
Plymouth businessman and benefactor Ray L. PRICE, 72, died at 3 a.m. Monday in his home following a 15-month illness.
Mr. Price was the founder of Price Nurseries Inc., of Plymouth and had been in the nursery business for 50 years. He established a foundation that created Price Memorial Park and which grants scholarships to Marshall county youngsters.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Plymouth Church of the Brethren with the Rev. E. Stanley SMITH officiating. Burial will be at the Memorial Gardens addition to Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at Johnson funeral home, Plymouth, from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m. today. The body will lie in state for one hour preceding the services.

Thursday, September 5, 1974

[no obits]

Friday, September 6, 1974

M. G. "Bus" Schleiger
M. G. "Bus" SCHLEIGER, 70, 1219 Main street, suffered an apparent heart attack this morning and was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 11:55 a.m. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Nora D. Warren
Mrs. Nora D. WARREN, 79, Mentone, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at Canterbury Manor, where she had been a patient for three years. She had been seriously ill the past 10 days.
Born Oct. 21, 1894 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth ROMIG McDONALD. She lived the majority of her life in Rochester, except for the last eight years in Mentone. She was married April 3, 1937 in Logansport to Fred WARREN, who died in 1966.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William (Deloris) CONOVER Sr., Hammond, and six grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Private services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home. Officiating will be the Rev. Delbert RUBERG. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.

Saturday, September 7, 1974

M. G. "Bus" Schleiger
Final rites for M. G. "Bus" SCHLEIGER, 70, 1219 Main street, who died of a heart attack late Friday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald E. MAUGHAN will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Schleiger was stricken at the Brasserie restaurant, 1617 Main street, shortly after having ordered lunch there. Two other customers in the cafe, Robert BURK and Larry KONEFF, attempted to revive him with artificial respiration until the arrival of the fire department's resuscitation unit. Their efforts were to no avail and Mr. Schleiger was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 11:55 a.m.
He had not been in ill health and death was unexpected.
Born Feb. 5, 1904 in Logansport, he was the son of Joseph and Rhoda GREEN SCHLEIGER and had lived in this area 36 years, moving from Kokomo. His marriage was June 2, 1938, in Rocheter to Julia Ann MEYER, who survives.
Mr. Schleiger had been a wholesale liquor dealer for General Liquors of South Bend for 35 years and was widely known throughout northern Indiana, having been issued one of the state's earliest liquor salesman's licenses.
He was a member of the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges.
Also surviving are a son, Jerry [SCHLEIGER], Shepherd, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. J. L. (Lila) NELSON, Denver, Colo. A brother, Cloyd [SCHLEIGER], died in 1973.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. today and on Sunday until the hour of the service.

Monday, September 9, 1974

Okal D. Gappens
Okal D. "Red" GAPPENS, 58, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday in the Tipton Memorial hospital, following an extended illness.
Born April 11, 1916, in Atlanta, Ind., he was the son of Vernon and Laura COVERDALE GAPPENS. His marriage was Nov. 21, 1939 to Alta LANGLEY, who survives. A retired truck driver, he had resided in Nevada, Ind., prior to moving to Rochester. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW and American Legion posts in Rochester.
Also surviving are one son, Jerry [GAPPENS], Sharpesville; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Marcia) TREADWAY, Nevada, Ind., and six grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Pickett funeral home in Greentown. The Rev. Jack BECRAFT will officiate. Burial will be in the Nevada cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 10, 1974

Florence Smith
Mrs. Florence BALL SMITH, 59, Scottsdale, Ariz., died unexpectedly at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at her home.
Born Feb. 12, 1915, in Fulton county to Howard and Gertrude LEECH BALL, she married Walter SMITH on Aug. 29, 1939, in Indianapolis. She lived in Arizona since 1962 and was a registered nurse.
Surviving are her husband; her mother, Mrs. Gertrude BALL, Goshen; two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice GRIFFIS, Phoenix, and Mrs. Leo (Mary) ADAMS, R.R. 2, Akron.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call Thursday until time of service.

Jeanette E. Cullers
Mrs. Jeanette E. CULLERS, 62, Argos, died at 7:30 a.m. today at her residence following a six-month illness.
Born Sept. 10, 1912, at North Manchester, she was the daughter of Ray and Trella HEETER BROOKINS. Her marriage was Sept. 28, 1935, at Wabash to George M. CULLERS, who survives. She had resided in Argos 30 years, moving from Akron. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Dr. Robert C. CULLERS, Manhattan, Kans., and Ronald R. [CULLERS], Mexico; three grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Trella MORFORD, North Manchester.
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 Pleasant Hill cemetery at North Manchester. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Samuel Allen Davis
Allen DAVIS, Akron, died this morning at Woodlawn hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Wednesday, September 11, 1974

Russell H. Parker
Russell H. "Rud" PARKER, 82, former advertising director of The Rocheter Sentinel, died this morning at 7 o'clock at Canterbury Manor after an illness of eight weeks. He resided at 711 Madison street.
Mr. Parker retired from his advertising post with The Sentinel May 1, 1959, after having been employed 35 years by this newspaper. Since that time, he had pursued his twin avocation of creative painting and sign-painting.
A lifetime resident of this city, he had spent his entire working career as a printer. After learning this trade at The Sentinel in the early years of the century, he spent two years in Chicago as a printer with the former Inter-Ocean daily newspaper there.
Returning to Rochester in the early 1920s, he went to work for the Fulton County Sun which then was published here. In 1924 he rejoined The Sentinel when it took the name of The News-Sentinel, following a merger with The Sun's successor, The Daily News.
Mr. Parker was a self-taught artist of unusual ability. He used these talents to great advantage in both advertising layouts and for commercial artwork, but also was accomplished at his own easel in both oils and pastels. One of his portraits of Abraham Lincoln was presented by him to the Fulton county library and hangs in the north reading room of that building.
As a longtime local sign painter, he was one of the last of that craft to work in the application of gold leaf to sign lettering.
Mr. Parker had a lively interest in all the arts and read widely in the fields of history and philosophy, possessing an extensive personal library. He was a particular expert on Lincoln and on Civil War history, but was a knowledgeable conversationalist in all American history, including that of Rochester.
He had been acvtive in local government affairs, serving as a City Councilman and then becoming a charter member of the Board of Zoning Apeals in 1956. Later he also joined the Rocheter Planning Commission, serving as its president in 1964.
Mr. Parker was a charter member of the Rochester Lions club.
Born Aug. 23, 1892, in this city, he was the son of William and Florence PARKER. His marriage was in St. Joseph, Mich., on Aug. 16, 1916 to Maureen L. BIBLER. She died April 21, 1963.
Surviving are a son, Russel R. PARKER, Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Helen LUCAS, South Bend, and Mrs. Mary E. PEDIGO, Charlotte, N.C.
Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in 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 after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Samuel Allen Davis
Samuel Allen DAVIS, 76, Akron, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one day. He had been ill five years.
Born Feb. 1, 1898, in Wabash, he was the son of William "Mack" and Elizabeth LEER DAVIS. His marriage was Sept. 6, 1952, in Akron to Daisy SCHRAEDER GLAZE. She survives. A retired employee of the General Tire company at Wabash, he had lived in the Akron area 22 years, moving from Wabash. He was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Moose lodge at Wabash.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Heston (Helen) CREVISTON, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Marshall (Wilma) BOWYER, Syracuse; one son, William GLAZE, Lakewood, Colo.; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. One daughter, two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J.D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Fall cemetery at Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 12, 1974

Georgia Strayer
Mrs. Georgia STRAYER, 70, 1014 Elm street, died at 5:30 a.m. today at her home. She had had a heart condition for several months.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, she was born here Sept. 7, 1904 to William and Mabel BAIRD GREEN. She was married here Sept. 2, 1939 to Vernon V. STRAYER, who survives. Mrs. Strayer formerly was an active member of the Fulton County Civil Defense unit.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Vernon Thomas STRAYER, Logansport; three grandchildren; two brothers, William GREEN, Rochester, and Ray GREEN, Bono, O., and a sister, Mrs. Casey (Myrtle) FULLER, Fremont, O. A brother, Don [GREEN], and a sister, Esther [GREEN], preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James R. HOLT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

Paul Cecil Kale
[Paul Cecil] KALE, 66, Hammond, a native of Fulton county, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hammond. He had been hospitalized for seven weeks.
He was born Jan. 17, 1908 to Alva P. and Harriet L. KALE and was employed by Inland Steel corporation until retirement due to ill health. He was married to Mildred TOMB in 1939.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Patricia) CLELAND; Mrs. William (Linda) LUNDY, and Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) PEARSON, all of the Hammond area; another daughter, Roselyn KALE, and a son, Charles KALE, both at home; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Dollie MILLER, Rocheter, and a brother, Charles KALE, South Bend. A son, Dennis [KALE], died in 1962.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Boken funeral home, 7042 Kennedy avenue, Hammond. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with graveside services at 2 p.m.

Rev. Stacy F. Shaw
The Rev. Stacy F. SHAW, 66, Lafayette, died at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday at Home hospital following a one-year illness. He arrived at the hospital one hour before he died.
Born in Lafayette on March 19, 1908, he was married to Helen NICKLES on July 3, 1928. She survives. He attended Indiana Central college and was the pastor at the University Baptist church in West Lafayette. He formerly was the pastor at the United Brethren church of Fulton.
Surviving besides the wife are two sons, Carl R. SHAW, Bloomington, and Stacy R. SHAW, Twelve Mile; two daughters, Margeret L. SHAW, Lafayette, nnd Mrs. Rosemary HATCHER, Louisville, Ky., and ten grandchildren.
Services will be at the Hippenstel chapel in Lafayette at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Park. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Friday, September 13, 1974

Janie Benedict
Janie BENEDICT, 89, formerly of Macy, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Home in Lafayette, where she had resided since 1966.
Born Jan. 24, 1885 in Illinois to David and Surrilla LEE BENNETT, she had lived in Macy since 1934 after moving there from Westfield, Ill. Her first marriage was to Ed SUTTON, who preceded in death. Her second marriage, in 1950, was to Charles L. BENEDICT, who died June 3, 1971.
She was a retired registered nurse and was a veteran of World War I, serving as a Navy nurse in the Philippines and Guam. She was a 68-year-member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Westfield, Ill., and a past matron of Macy Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bess OLIPHANT, Paris, Ill., and Mrs. Clarence C. (Rilla) REEDS, R.R. 1, Casey, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Robert CAHOON officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetry at Macy. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

John E. Harris
John E. HARRIS, 80, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at his home about 6 a.m. today. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, September 14, 1974

John E. Harris
Final rites for John E. HARRIS, 80, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died unexpectedly at his home at 6 a.m. Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Floyd MORRIS will officiate and burial will be in the Moon cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
Mr. Harris was born to [Wilfard] C. and Sarah E. NEFF HARRIS in Union township Feb. 25, 1894 and had resided all his life in Union township. He had been a farmer.
Surviving are Mary CRUMP HOLLAND; a sister, Mrs. Milo (Letha) HOTT, R.R. 4, Rochester, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Myrtle C. Martin
Mrs. Myrtle C. MARTIN, 84, Argos, died unexpectedly at 8:15 p.m. Friday in Miller's Merry Manor nursing home at Plymouth. She had been there nine months.
Born May 14, 1890 in Creal Springs, Ill., she was the daughter of Byron and Emma STONEHILL GASKILL. She was married in Bourbon April 9, 1916 to James O. MARTIN, who died May 7, 1963. She was a lifetime resident of the Bourbon and Argos communities and was a member of the Argos United Methodist church and the United Methodist Women of the church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Lois) MECHLING, Rural Route, Argos; a grandson, James G. MECHLING, Niles, Mich., and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 16, 1974

Leo Weisenburger
Leo WEISENBURGER, 76, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at his Bruce Lake residence Friday evening.
Born April 29, 1898 in Pulaski county, he was the son of Louis and Anna WINTERS WEISENBURGER. His marriage was Feb. 10, 1920 in Pulaski county to Marie SCHEFFER. She survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the St. Anns Catholic church in Kewanna.
Surviving with his wife are two son, Richard [WEISENBURGER], R.R. 1, Winamac, and Ardien "Bud" [WEISENBURGER], Springfield, Va.; six daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Marjorie) GINN, Monterey; Mrs. Lewis (Jean) MOORE, Lakeville; Mrs. Lee (Donna) WHITE and Mrs. Virginia ENGLE, both of Mishawaka; Mrs. John (Dorothy) CALLAHAN, R.R. 1, Winamac; Mrs. Garry (Betty) COLGRORE, R.R. 2, Winamac; one sister, Mrs. Odelia (Pearl) DECKER, Culver; twenty-seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Anns Catholic church in Kewanna. Father Michael ODO will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peters cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the Harrison Memorial chapel in Kewanna where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.

Maxe L. Dunlap
Maxe L. DUNLAP, 38, Noblesville, died Sunday evening at the Riverview hospital in Noblesville following a long illness.
He was born Feb. 24, 1936 in Argos to Eldon and Edna GABY DUNLAP. His marriage was to Jane EADS, who survives. He had resided in Noblesville the past 10 years. He was former manager of the Sherwin-Williams store in Noblesville. He was a member of the Noblesville Jaycees and Noblesville Rotary club.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Allan and Timothy [DUNLAP], both at home; his mother, Mrs. Eldon DUNLAP, of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Coaltrin funeral home in Noblesville. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 17, 1974

Roger Lloyd
Roger LLOYD, 39, Mankato, Minn., brother of Warren LLOYD of Rochester, died of a heart attack Sunday morning. He had resided in Rochester in 1955-56.
The wife and five children survive in addition to the brother.
Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at the Lancammers funeral home at Mankato.

George Schoen
Mr. George SCHOEN, 86, Macy, died at 11:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, September 18, 1974

George Schoen
George SCHOEN, 86, Macy, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient six days.
Born March 29, 1888, in Mainz, Germany, he was the son of Val and Elizabeth MAHR SCHOEN. His marriage was Aug.9, 1911, at Macy to Georgia SEE, who survives. Mr. Schoen came to the United States at the age of 12. He had resided most of his life in the Macy community. He was a licensed electrician and a member of the United Metodist church in Macy.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helena LOUGH, Logansport, and Mrs. Georgiana EMMONS, Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, Herbert [SCHOEN], Spokane, Wash., and Robert [SCHOEN], R.R. 1, Rochester; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lena VOGT, Breman, Germany, and Mrs. Vera WEHEL, Rudesheim, Germany, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 19, 1974 to Friday, September 20, 1974

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Saturday, September 21, 1974

Ella Walters
Ella WALTERS, 76, Akron, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw shortly after beng admittd following a heart attack.
She was born Nov. 4, 1897 in Kosciusko county to Jacob and Ida SHIREMAN ENGLE. She resided around Akron for 30 years, moving there from Kosciusko county. She was married Feb. 18, 1916 in Warsaw to Artie E. WALTERS, who died in 1970. She was a member of the Silver Lake Center E.U.B. church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Fred (Pearl) KEPLINGER, Pierceton; Mrs. Herbert (Bertha) DAVIS, Burket; Mrs. Lawrence (Mary) BOWER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Rex (Donna Jean) MARTIN, Wabash; a son, Donald [WALTERS], R.R. 2, Macy; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Amos and William [ENGLE], both R.R. 2, Akron, and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie ROBINS, Akron, and Mrs. Etta GOSHRON, Warsaw. Preceding in death were a son, a grandchild, three sisters and three brothers.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 23, 1974

Edwin A. Newton
Edwain A. NEWTON, 30, R.R. 1, Mentone, took his own life Saturday morning at his residence.
Born April 5, 1944 at Warsaw, he was the son of Frank E. and Doris MATTHEWS NEWTON. His marriage was Aug. 26, 1967 in Germany to Waltraud KELLER, who survives. A farmer, he was a lifetme rsident of the Mentone area and a member of the Talma Bible church. He had served 18 months with the U.S. Army in Germany.
Surviving with his wife are his parents of R.R. 2, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Rich ENGLAND, Mentone, and Mrs. Marie MINER, Lakewaood, Colo.; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Tessie ANDERSON, Mentone, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie OCHAMPAUGH, R.R. 2, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Frances LAWRENCE, Lakeland, Fla.; Mrs. Janie TEEL, of Mentone, and Mrs. Joanna WEIDNER, of Walkerton, and two grandchildren.
Final rits will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Harvey A. Packard
Harvey A. PACKARD, 73, 1401 College avenue, was pronounced dead at 5:40 p.m. Sunday shortly after arrival at Woodlawn hospital. Death was unexpected and was from an apparent heart attack.
Born Jan. 5, 1901 in Cass county, he was the son of Almon and Jenny HART PACKARD. His marriage was Sept. 21, 1935 in Chicago to Carmine RICHARDSON. She survives. Mr. Packard had resided here 28 years, moving from Chicago. He, along with his wife, owned and operated the Packard grocery at 14th street and College avenue. He was a member of the Spring Creek Christian church near Logansport and the Eagles lodge in Rochester.
Also surviving are one son, John H. [PACKARD], of Amboy; two grandchildren; Kyndra and Richard [PACKARD], both of Amboy. One son, a brother and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Fort Wayne. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Lesta Dygert
Mrs. Lesta DYGERT, 73, Argos, died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth following a two-month illness.
Born Oct. 6, 1900 at Argos, she was the daughter of Francis and Ella HESS KAMP. Her marriage was Dec. 21, 1921, a South Bend to Dr. Roy C. DYGERT. He died June 14, 1972. A lifetime resident of the Argos community, she was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and a chargter member of the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gale (Margaret) MILLER, of Tyner; Mrs. Nick (Evadeen) KRING, R.R. 2, Argos; seven grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Gladys) DEACON, South Bend; Mrs. Otto (Izette) LAWITZKE, Decatur, Mich.; one brother, Floyd KAMP, Harbor Beach, Mich.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Argos Congregational Christian 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 from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

William C. Shrout
William C. SHROUT, 88, Akron, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home in Peru. He had been ill six years.
Born Nov. 6, 1885 in Kentucky, he was the son of Albert and Livia WRIGHT SHROUT. His wife, Laura [SHROUT], preceded in death in 1945. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Verna) BAMMERLIN,Akron; Mrs. Bill (Christine) McFARLAND, Sylmar, Cal.; four sons, Emerson [SHROUT], Jonesboro; Adrian [SHROUT], Lake Hughes, Cal. Rev. Irvin [SHROUT], of Fresno, Cal., and William SHROUT Jr., Portland, Ore.; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J.D. TOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Samantha J. Norris
Mrs. Samantha J. NORRIS, 91, Mentone, died at 1:55 a.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home in Mentone. She had been a patient three weeks.
Born Nov. 21, 1882, at Tippecanoe, she was the daughter of William and Ann ROCKHILL HORN. Her marriage was in February, 1905, to John R. NORRIS. He preceded in death in 1946. She was a lifetime resident of the Mentone community and a member of the First Baptist church in Mentone.
Surviving are one son, Leroy [NORRIS], R.R. 1, mentone, and two grandchildren. Four brothers and six sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Norman E. McVAY will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, September 24, 1974

Virgil R. VanDuyne
Virgil R. VanDUYNE, 56, Indianapolis, former Rochester resident, died Monday at his residence.
Born Sept. 4, 1918 in Rochester, he was the son of Frank and Grace SHELTON VanDUYNE. His marriage was in Kewanna to Alice SULEK, who survives. An operations engineer for Indianapolis Power and Light company, Mr. VanDuyne had resided in Indianapolis 29 years. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Mount Olive United Methodist church in Indianapolis and the Bridgeport Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Byron (Mary) ZIMMERMAN, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Adam (Katherine) RENTSCHLER, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold (Mae) CRILL, R.R. 4, Rochester; three brothers, Fred [VanDUYNE], R.R. 1, Rochester; Donald [VanDUYNE], Kewanna, and Robert [VanDUYNE], R.R. 1, Rochester; nieces and nephews; two uncles, Ray and Ralph SHELTON, both of Rochester. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Robert E. GREEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the Conkle funeral home in Indianapolis from 7 to 10 p.m. today and at the Foster & Good funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday until the time of service on Thursday.

Tressa E. Lyke
Mrs. Tressa Elizabeth LYKE, 86, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.
She was born April 8, 1888 at Breezeport, N.Y. to Edward and Mary LINDSAY AUSTIN. Her marriage was Oct. 21, 1917, in Towanda, Pa., to Richmond "Dick" LYKE. He survives. Mrs. Lyke had resided in the Macy area since 1919. She, along with her husband, owned and operated the Lyke Blueberry Plantation at South Mud lake. She was a member of the Peru Church of Christ and a 50-year member of the Macy O.E.S.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Eva Mae MANFIELD, Elmira Heights, N.Y. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. Elder John BOGLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Nellie I. Mikesell
The shooting of Mrs. Nettie I. MIKESELL, 72, R.R. 1, Culver, (Aubbeenaubbee Township), has become a murder case for local law enforcement officials with the death of Mrs. Mikesell in South Bend Memorial hospital at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Mikesell died of a gunshot wound in her head that was inflicted at her home two miles southeast of Leiters Ford on Sept. 10.
State Police Det. Sgt. Donald C. SMITH of Fulton, who is in charge of the investigation for the Peru state police post, said that Mrs. Mikesell was shot by a small calibre pistol. The pistol was fired through a window from less than 15 feet away from the victim
She was found unconscious at her home about 10 a.m. Sept. 10 by a bulk oil delivery man. She was taken by the Leiters Ford fire department to the Culver clinic, was transferred to Parkview hospital in Plymouth and then was taken to South Bend Memorial hospital in critical condition.
Several days after the shooting, Mrs. Mikesell was reported in improved condition at Memorial hospital and was taken off the critical list.
Police at first believed that Mrs. Mikesell was shot during an attempted break-in of her home but that theory later was discounted when nothing was discovered missing from the house.
No possible motive for the shooting has been revealed by police. Assisting in the initial investigation were the Fulton county sheriff's office and several state policemen. Smith has been working on the case steadily since the shooting but has not announced any developments.
The fatal shooting was the second such incident in Fulton county in a period of less than a month.
On Aug. 12, Mrs. Patty HOOKS, 26, R.R. 1, Rochester, was shot in the back with a shotgun in the parking lot at Wilts Food Center on East Ninth street. Her husband, James Lee HOOKS, 23, has been indicted by a Fulton county grand jury for first degree murder in connection with the shooting and is in Fulton county jail.
Mrs. Mikesell was born Dec. 16, 1901, at Culver to Mr. and Mrs. Charles SHIVELY. Her marriage was Nov. 28, 1924 at Plymouth to Clurel C. MIKESELL. He died in 1969. She was a lifetime resident of the Fulton and Marshall county areas. She was a member of the Mount Hope United Methodist church, New Idea club and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marion (Agnes) KIME, Monterey; Mrs. William (Betty) MILLER, Elkhart, and Mrs. John (Joyce) PLANTE, Culver; one sister, Mrs. Sereda DOLL, Bullhead City, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Mount Hope United Methodist church. The Rev. Alva WARD will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon on Friday and at the church until the time of service. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Intensive Care unit of Parkview hosppital in Plymouth.

Virgil R. VanDuyne
Ott VanDUYNE, Hollywood, Fla., is a surviving uncle of Virgil R. VanDUYNE, former Rochester resident who died Monday at his residence in Indianapolis. Mr. VanDuyne's name did not appear in the list of survivors that appeared in Tuesday edition of The Sentinel.

Thursday, September 26, 1974

Ferrie Starner
Mrs. Ferrie STARNER, 73, macy, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday at her residence of an apparent coronary attack.
Born Oct. 19, 1900, to Charles and Ida RICHARDSON, she lived her entire life in Macy. She was married Oct. 19, 1934 to Lloyd STARNER, who survives. She was a member of the Macy Mothers club and the Macy United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are one son, Robert O. STARNER, Claypool; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) LOCKWOOD, South Bend; five grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Friday, September 27, 1974

Effie C. Carr
Effie C. CARR, 60, 806 East 12th street, died at 1:25 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had been ill five months.
Born Jan. 11, 1914 in Ora, Ind., she was the daughter of Marion and Anna OWL BURKET. Her marriage was Sept. 1, 1927 at Knox to Lester H. CARR. He preceded in death Oct. 9, 1947. She had lived most of her life in the Rochester area. She was a member of the Evergreen Rebekah lodge 57 of Rochester, Past Noble Grand club and the Mothers of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are three sons, Marion J. CARR, Lakeland, Fla.; Lester [CARR], Logansport, and Roland [CARR], of Plymouth; one daughter, Mrs. Jay (Hilda May) THOMAS, Danford, Ill.; twenty-two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edna GREEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Moses (Dolla) KUHN, Logansport; two brothers, Alfred and Cecil BURKET, both of Ora.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Rochester Church of God. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday. The Evergreen Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Herschel R. Gibson
Herschel R. GIBSON, 62, native of Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at his residence in South Bend of an apparent heart attack. He had been ill several years.
He was born July 3, 1912, in Rochester. His marriage was Feb.27, 1936 to Vera BALDWIN, who survives. He was a maintenance engineer and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Eagles lodge in Lafayette.
Also surviving are his father, Earl GIBSON, of Rochester; one sister, Leona HAWK, Rochester, and one brother, Francis GIBSON, Macy.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Scott WEAVER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Rev. Frank J. Niles
The Rev. Frank J. NILES, Lighthouse Point, Fla., died Thursday morning at a nursing home in Lighthouse Point. He was the husband of the former Ethel ELKINS, native of Rochester.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters and several grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Trinity United Methodist church in Lighthouse Point. Memorials may be made to the church.

Saturday, September 28, 1974

Merl Flenar
Merl FLENAR, 86, 1205 Lakeshore Drive, died in his sleep at his home Thursday night.
He was born March 9, 1888 in Fulton county to Wesley and Alice MIDDLETON FLENAR. He was married Jan. 6, 1915 in Newcastle township to Leona Grace HORN, who died May 25, 1954. He had lived in Argos 17 years and the rest of his life in Fulton county. He was a former REMC employee and also had been a custodian in the Argos school. He was a member of the Jordan Baptist church southwest of Argos.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Trella BAUM, Mentone; a brother, Charlie FLENAR, North Manchester, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Norman McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Vernon H. McIntyre
Vernon H. McINTYRE, 77, Burket, died at 10:55 a.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
He was born Feb. 11, 1897 near Mentone to Harvey and Cora HOLLOWAY McINTYRE and had resided all his life in the Mentone-Burket area. He was a retired laborer.
Surviving are a brother, George [McINTYRE], Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel [FULLER], Mentone and Mrs. Stella NINE, Burket; five nieces and two nephews. Three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Monday, September 30, 1974

Inez Ousley
Mrs. Inez OUSLEY, 56, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she was a patient for nine days.
She was born Oct. 13, 1917 inBlue River, Ky., to Willie and Lucinda RATLIFF ADKINS and had lived in the Rochester area for the last 26 years. She was married July 6, 1933 in Langley, Ky., to Hiram OUSLEY, who survives. She was a member of the Little Alva Baptist church of North Judson.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Juan (Bonnie) DONAMARIA, R.R. 1, Lake Village, Ind.; five sons, Aaron [OUSLEY], of Kewanna; Norman [OUSLEY], of Paw Paw, Mich. Eugene [OUSLEY], of Mishawaka; Ralph [OUSLEY], of R.R. 6, Rocheter, and Tommy [OUSLEY], of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; twenty grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elvie (Opal) BENTLEY, Langley, Ky., and Mrs. J.B. (Stella) OWSLEY and Mrs. Tom (Willa) VANNES, both of Logan, W. Va.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Philip (Kelsa) CARR, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Cletus (Lottie) KOTTRMAN, Kokomo; four half-brothers, the Rev. James REFFITT, Zionsville; Whitten REFFITT Jr., Cleveland, O.; Paul REFFITT, Topeka, Ind., and Shanon REFFITT, LaPorte. A daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be the Little Alva Baptist church in North Judson Wednesday, Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 7 o'clock this evening until 4 p.m. Tuesday and then at the church, where church services will be conducted Tuesday evening prior to the funeral services on Wednesday. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Byron W. Moss
Byron Wilson MOSS, 61, Twelve Mile, did at 1:55 p.m. Sunday in the Wabash County hospital following a five-month illness.
Born March 26, 1913, in Cass county, he was the son of Grover C. and Ruth C. SULLIVAN MOSS. His marriage was June 30, 1939 at Argos to Garnet ABSHIRE, who survives. He owned and operated the Twelve Mile Skelgas and was a member of the Twelve Mile volunteer fire department. He was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist church at Twelve Mile and the Twelve Mile Lions club.
Surviving are two sons, Larry G. [MOSS], Kokomo, and Mac [MOSS], of Lafayette; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Laura KANTZER, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Elsie ARVEN, Fulton; one brother, Donald Deane MOSS, Twelve Mile. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethlehem Methodist church. The Revs. Richard HALL and James RHINE will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Rosabel Krutsch
Mrs. Rosabel KRUTSCH, 88, former Tippecanoe resident, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth where she had been a patient 2 1/2 years.
Born Oct. 27, 1885, at Wilton Center, Ill., she was the daughter of Isaac and Mary PERO KOCHEL. Her marriage was June 2, 1932, in Marshall county to Jack KRUTSCH. He preceded in death Dec. 23, 1950. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church and the present club mother of the Tippecanoe Progress club.
Surviving are two nephews and three nieces, including Mrs. Dean (Edith) RHODES, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe. Three brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Tippecanoe Community church. The Rev. Douglas FRITZEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, October 1, 1974

Cora Carithers Finney
Mrs. Cora (POWNALL) CARITHERS FINNEY, 94, 809 Madison street, died at 1 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for four days.
Born March 7, 1880 near Fulton to Henry and Lucinda WILLIAMS POWNALL, she had lived in this area for all but 23 years, when she lived in Logansport. She was married to Charles H. CARITHERS Aug. 31, 1904. He died Nov. 8, 1939. Her second marriage was to Charles E. FINNEY on April 6, 1946. He died in 1957. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, Morning Glory Circle, Senior Citizens club, an honorary member of the McKinley club and active in the Ladies Bible class at her church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Helen) BARKMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Jesse (Marjorie) CALVERT, R.R. 6, Rochester; two sons, John G. CARITHERS, Logansport, and R. Edwin CARITHERS, R.R. 4, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and eleven step-great-grandchildren. Two sons and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Sadie C. Krom
Mrs. Sadie Cecile KROM, 94, 1005 Monroe Street, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital in South Bend where she had been a patient since Sept. 27.
Mrs. Krom was born Feb. 19, 1880, in Fulton county, to Stephen Clinton and Sarah Catherine RICKEL IRVINE. Her first marriage was to Harry CHAMBERLAIN. Her second marriage was to Oliver KROM on Oct. 24, 1944. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1962. She was a member of the First Baptist church and the auxiliary of the church, Women's Bible class, the Spanish-American War auxiliary, Past Presidents club, Evergreen Rebekah lodge 57, Past Noble Grand club, Ladies Auxiliary to Canton No. 9 at South Bend.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN 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. Wednesday. The Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, October 2, 1974

Charles N. Rathburn
Charles N. RATHBURN, 80, 1217 Bancroft street, died at 6:10 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth. He was a patient 10 days.
Born May 20, 1894 in Mendota, Ill., he was the son of Thomas and Josephine ROBINSON RATHBURN. His marriage was to Victoria JURSZAKIEWICZ. She preceded in death Nov. 11, 1966. He was a retired owner and operator of a variety store in Chicago.
Surviving are one son, Charles J. RATHBURN, Rochester; two daughters, Miss Loretta RATHBURN and Mrs. Marlene CRAIG, both of Chamburg, Ill.; four grandchildren, Charles RATHBURN Jr., of Rochester, and Kathy, Laurie and Rickie CRAIG, of Chamburg, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Maude BULGER, Westmont, Ill., and Mrs. Hazel DUCAY, Lisle, Ill.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zefran funeral home, 1956 West Cermak Road, Chicago. Burial will be in the St. Joseph cemetery in River Grove, Ill. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home here from 3 to 9 a.m. on Thursday and at the Zefran funeral home from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday.

Thursday, October 3, 1974

Illo C. Stackhouse
Illo C. STACKHOUSE, 56, 218 East 13th street, died at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted a few hours earlier. He had been ill 18 months.
Born March 12, 1918 in Kosciusko county, he was the son of James and Florence HOFFER STACKHOUSE. His marriage was Nov. 20, 1938, in Richmond to Betty GEORGE. She survives. He was employed as a truck driver for the Fulton County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church here.
Also surviving are his mother, of Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. LaMar (Marjorie) DAVIS, Goshen, and Mrs. Richard (Elaine) HALL, Peru; one son, Bill [STACKHOUSE], Lynchburg, Va.; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Earl (Mary) NORRIS, Warsaw; four brothers, Floyd [STACKHOUSE], of Etna Green, Don [STACKHOUSE], of Claypool; Hibert [STACKHOUSE, South Bend; Marion [STACKHOUSE], of Westfield. His father and three brothersd preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Trinity United Methodist church. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Hepton Union cemetery near Nappanee. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 9 p.m. today. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cancer Society.

Sadie C. Krom
The survivors of Mrs. Sadie KROM, who died Monday in Woodlawn hospital were inadvertently omitted from Tuesday's issue of The Sentinel.
Surviving Mrs. Krom are one brother, Ernest IRVINE and a step-daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Imogene) WASHBURN, both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites for Mrs. Krom were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Friday, October 4, 1974

Gertrude Holloway
Mrs. Gertrude HOLLOWAY, 81, Mentone, died at 7:48 a.m. Thursday in the Prairie View nursing home in Warsaw. She had been seriously ill one month.
She was born Jan. 9, 1893 near Mentone to Wallace and Alta KESLER HIBSCHMAN and had resided all her life in the Mentone area. She was married July 14, 1908 to Robert B. HOLLOWAY, who died March 14, 1970. She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church and the Royal Neighbors lodge.
Surviving are a son, Clayton [HOLLOWAY], of Mentone; a brother, Raymon HIBSCHMAN, Venice, Fla.; two grandsons, Robert [HOLLOWAY], of Mentone, and Max [HOLLOWAY], of Columbia City and two great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Norman E. McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight.

Clark Coughenour
Clark COUGHENOUR, 76, Delong, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at his residence.
Born July 9, 1898, in Fulton county, he was the son of William and Mary RARRICK COUGHENOUR. His marriage was Aug. 29, 1928 in Leiters Ford to Geraldine McMILLEN. He was a retired employee of the Erie Railroad company.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Helen BAKER, Chicago; two sons, Clark COUGHENOUR, R.R. 2, Argos, and Kenneth COUGHENOUR, Akron; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ruth ANGELOFF, South Bend. His parents and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Phillip LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery northwest of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Myrtle R. Smith
Mrs. Myrtle R. SMITH, 87, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.
She was born Jan. 9, 1887 in Eggleston, W.Va. to Mr. and Mrs. C. B. SPURLOCK. Her marriage was to A. M. SMITH. He died in 1955. She was a member of the Baptist temple in Logansport.
Surviving are two sons, Calvin [SMITH], Columbus, O., and Maurice [SMITH], R.R. 2, Kewanna two daughters, Miss Reita SMITH, Whittier, Cal., and Mrs. Virginia ARD, Hinsdale, Ill.; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren. Three sons, one sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, October 5, 1974

Bette Deeds
Mrs. Carter (Bette) DEEDS, 47, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 7 p.m. Friday in Dukes hospital at Peru, where she was admitted earlier in the day. She had been ill seven hours.
She was born Sept. 12, 1927 in Miami county to Paul and Pauline DRAPER STUBER and had resided all her life in the Gilead and Macy communities. She was married Sept. 12, 1947 in Denver to Carter DEEDS, who survives. She was a member of the Ebeneezer United Methodist church, the Ladies Aid Society of the church, the Allen township Home Economics club, the Tri-Township WMCA and was a past matron of the Gilead Eastern Star.
Surviving are the father and step-mother, Paul and Ethel STUBER, R.R. 1, Roann; two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Carletta) WELCH, Muncie, and Debra [DEEDS], at home; a son, Carter DEEDS II, at home; a granddaughter; a step-sister, Mrs. Norman (Norma) COLLINS, Macy; three step-brothers, Jim EASTERDAY, Macy; Homer EASTERDAY, Rocheter, and Michael EASTERDAY of West Lafayette.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Ebenezer church with the Rev. Don RICHEY officiating, assisted by the Rev. Robert JABOEK. Burial will be in the Ever Rest Memorial Gardens in Logansport. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, October 7, 1974

Mary Ann Pollock
Mrs. Mary Ann POLLOCK, 90, former Lake Manitou resident, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday in Aliquippa, Pa.
Mrs. Pollock was the daughter of Benjamin and Mary BENEDICT and had resided in Wireton, Pa., the past three years. Her marriage was Nov. 13, 1920, in Cincinnati, to George E. POLLOCK. He preceded in death Nov. 13, 1960. She was a member of the VFW auxiliary in Rochester.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Thelma) LLOYD, Elwood, eight grandchildren including George POLLOCK III of Rochester; a brother, Benjamin A. BENEDICT, Wireton, Pa. Three sons preceded in death. Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Robert A. O'Dell
Robert A. O'DELL, 53, former Richland Center and Argos resident, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at his residence in Dayton, O.
He was born Oct. 1, 1921, at Richland Center to John and Sarah MARSHALL O'DELL. He had resided in Ohio since 1949, moving from Argos. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Dayton America Legion. He was a lab supervisor at Writht Patterson Air Force Base at Dayton. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Sarah O'DELL, and one brother, Gilbert O'DELL, both of Argos.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Cremation will be at the Riverview cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Knightstown Soldiers and Sailors home.

Joseph W. Messman
Joseph W. MESSMAN, 79, 328 West Third street, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital following seven weeks illness.
He was born Oct. 22, 1894, at Kentland, to Herman and Ann SCHINDLER MESSMAN. His marriage was on Nov. 6, 1923 in Rensselaer to Marie WISELY. She survives. He had lived in Rochester since 1929. He was a Sinclair oil agent 13 yers and with the Gafill Oil company 21 years. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church and the Knights of Columbus.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harley (Iolene Jo) DENTON, Rochester; five grandchildren, Ted, Tom, Terry, Tammy and Tracey DENTON; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Nora) GARREN, Naperville, Ill., and Mrs. Frank (Leona) NORDMEYER, Chicago. Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic church here. 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 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.

Tuesday, October 8, 1974

Gertie Culp
Mrs. Gertie CULP, 88, Mexico, died at her residence Monday at 1:30 p.m.
Born in Miami county Nov. 12, 1888 to Ora and Mary WOODARD BUNNELL, she was married on March 20, 1903 to Fenton CULP, who died Sept. 26, 1966. She lived in Mexico the past 27 years, moving there from Cass county. She was a member of the Miami Baptist church.
Surviving are 15 children: Harry CULP, Fulton; Ora CULP, Mexico; Mrs. Edith KIDD, Chester CULP, Orville CULP, Mrs. Grace HAYDEN, all of Logansport; Robert CULP, James CULP, Mrs. Mammie PETTY, Mrs. Marcella WILLIAMS, all of Peru; Mrs. Margaret LOFTUS, Royal Center; Raymond CULP, Montgomery, Ala.; Mrs. Josephine McCLAIN, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Lois PENNELL, Macy, and Mrs. Olive SWIHART, Wabash. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain funeral home. The Rev. Russell DAWSON and the Rev. James RHINE will officiate. Burial will be at the Spring Creek cemetery, Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Mary Ann Pollock
Additional survivors of Mrs. Mary Ann POLLOCK, former Lake Manitou resident who died Sunday in Aliquippa, Pa., are eleven grandchildren. Included in these are Steve BELL, Rochester, Arnold BELL, Talma, and Mrs. Howard (Joan) HART, Macy. Three sons and one daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Peru. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

William "Ike" Nixon
William "Ike" NIXON, 87, 125 East 10th street, died at 3:05 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient five days. He had been ill two months.
Born June 5, 1887, to Alfred and Selma ALLEN NIXON, he lived his entire life in Rochester and was married June 17, 1911, to Frences WILSON, who preceded him in death in 1951. He was a retired employee of the State Highway Department. He had a life membership to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 852, and was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, 1107.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Mabel) DAULTON and Mrs. Joe (Mary Helen) AULT, both of Rocheter; one son, Al [NIXON], Plymouth; seven grandchildren, Mrs. Marianne WALTERS, Rochester; Mrs. Carla Ann MITCHELL, Muncie; David AULT, Crawfordsville; Dennis AULT, Indianapolis; Jimmy NIXON, Warsaw; Bill and Michael NIXON, both of Plymouth. One son, James [NIXON], preceded in death in 1967.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and through the hours of services on Thursday.

Wednesday, October 9, 1974

Robert E. Bridegroom
Robert E. BRIDEGROOM, Auburn, died Monday in the DeKalb Memorial hospital in Auburn. He was the husband of the former Dorothy FINGERLY of Rochester.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter; one grandchild, and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn MILLER and Mrs. Ida PRICE, both of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Eddingfield funeral home in Wabash. Burial will be in Wabash.

Thursday, October 10, 1974

Lillian R. Sites
Mrs. Lillian R. SITES, 55, former Argos resident, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her son, Gilbert SITES, in Roswell, N.M.
She was born Feb. 15, 1919, at Pickering, Mo., to Walter and Mayse HANNA RUNNELS. Her marriage was Dec. 20, 1946 at Chicago to Rev. Charles SITES. He preceded in death in 1965. She was a retired teacher in the Argos community schools and a member of the Argos United Methodist church. She was a member and past-matron of the Argos Chapter 265 Order of Eastern Star and a former member of the Argos Progress club.
Surviving with her son are her mother, Mrs. W. C. RUNNELS, Pickering, Mo.; two brothers, Robert [RUNNELS], Clinton, Ia., and Loren [RUNNELS], Humansville, Mo. One daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Argos United Methodist church. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetry. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services. The Argos Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Rebecca Kremp
Mrs. Rebecca KREMP, Indianapolis and Lake Manitou resident, died Tuesday night at her residence, 6110 East 30th street, Indianapolis.
Mrs. Kremp and her husband, Richard [KREMP], had been part-time residents at Lake Manitou for the past 30 years.
Surviving with her husband are four children and twelve grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Harry Moore Arlington chapel at 38th and Arlington streets in Indianapolis. Burial will be in Indianapolis.

Friday, October 11, 1974

Willie L. Swango
Willie L. SWANGO, 74, 702 East 12th street, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at noon today in Woodlawn hospital. Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, October 12, 1974

William L. Swango
Services for William L. "Willie" SWANGO, 74, 702 East 12th street, who died of an apparent heart attack at noon Friday in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.
Born July 1, 1900 in Kewanna to William E. and Sarah SWANGO, he had resided all his life in this area. He was married July 12, 1930 to Leona M. GOOD, who survives. He was retired from Rochester Metal Products.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Oddis (Reba) CONLEY, Rocheter; three sons, Melvin Earl and Charles W. [SWANGO], both of Rochester, and Arthur [SWANGO], Wabash; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Edward (Dorlene) CARPENTER, Rochester; a half-brother, Junior SWANGO, Rocheter; two half-sisters, Mrs. Gene (Virginia) McFARLAND, and Mrs. Lowell (Evelyn) McFARLAND, both Rochester; nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Monday, October 14, 1974

Ted Smith
Relatives here have received word of the death of Ted SMITH, a former Rochester resident, who died at the Lehigh Acres, Fla., hospital.
The son of the late Dell G. and Dora HALTERMAN SMITH, he was born May 5, 1907. He was married to Olive McGEE of Athens, who died in June, 1972. They had resided in Florida for 30 years.
Surviving are a brother, James SMITH, Miami Shores, Fla., and nieces and nephews. A brother, Don SMITH of Miami Shores, preceded in death.
Funeral services were conducted at the Farley funeral home Friday and burial was in Memory Gardens cemetery at Lehigh Acres.

Roscoe B. Stevens
Roscoe B. STEVENS, 83, Culver, died unexpectedly at 4:25 p.m. Saturday at his residence. He had been ill two months.
A retired contractor, he was born Oct. 1, 1891, at Culver to Ray and Delia MALANEY STEVENS. His first marriage was to Elva SAVAGE in 1918. She preceded in death in 1942. His second marriage was to Josephine McFARLAND Van SCOIACK in 1947. She died in 1971. He was a member of the former Maxinkuckee Methodist church and was a building contractor in the Culver area. He had lived all his life in the Culver area.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Irvin (Irma) OVERMYER, Neighborvill, Ill. [?]; two step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) FORTH, Piedmont, Cal.; Mrs. Edward (Patricia) COLE, Paxton, Mass.; one step-son, Richard Van SCOIACK, Mill Creek; fifteen grandchildren; one son, Michael [STEVENS], and one daughter, Ardith [STEVENS], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. W. Ray KUHN will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Tuesday, October 15, 1974

Frank Swango
Frank SWANGO, 83, Monticello road, died at 10:30 a.m. today in the Fort Wayne Veteran's hospital. Although Mr. Swango was among those injured in the April 3 tornad, his death was not attributed to the tornado injuries. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, October 16, 1974

Frank Swango
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Frank SWANGO, 83, Monticallo road (R.R. 3, Rochester), who died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Veterans Administration hospital at Fort Wayne. He had been a patient three weeks and had been ill six months.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the Rochester posts of the American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites.
Mr. Swango was born May 20, 1891 in Shelbyville, Ind., to William and Harriett FALLIS SWANGO and had resided most of his life in the Rochester area. He was married in 1926 to Inez ROBINSON, who died in 1941. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Rochester American Legion, Rochester VFW and the Eagles lodge of Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gale (Weldona) FOLEY, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Marvella) McKINNEY, R.R. 2, Macy; a son, Wilmer [SWANGO], R.R. 1, Macy; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. today and on Thursday until time of service.

Thursday, October 17, 1974

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Friday, October 18, 1974

Helen V. Lawson
Mrs. Helen V. LAWSON, 75, Lake Manitou, died at 6 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
A 10-year-resident of Lake Manitou and a former Indianapolis resident, she was born Jan. 25, 1899 in Terre Haute. Her marriage was on Oct. 4, 1919, to Parrvyn R. LAWSON. He survives.
She was a member of the Manitou Chapter of the DAR, Rochester Woman's club and the Broad Ripple American Legion Auxiliary in Indianapolis.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles R. (Virginia) GREEN, Rochester; Mrs. William (Jacquelyn) STRAUSS and Mrs. Donald (Patricia) WHITE, both of Indianapolis; two sons, Robert L. LAWSON, Kalamazoo, Mich., and William S. LAWSON, Alexandria, Va.; twenty grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry T. LONG, Indianapolis.
Final rites are pending at the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple fneral home in Indianapolis. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis.

Glen R. Wagoner
Glen Randall WAGONER, 18, Annadale, Va., died Wednesday at his residence following a 10-year-illness from muscular dystrophy.
Born Sept. 1, 1956 at St. Paul, Minn., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. WAGONER Sr. He had resided in Virginia five years and was a student there at the Bell Willard school for the handicapped.
Surviving with the parents are four sisters, Laura and Denice [WAGONER], both of Arlington, Va.; Wendy and Lisa [WAGONER], both at home; three brothers, Jeffrey, William Jr. and Paul [WAGONER], also at home; the grandparents, Mrs. Paul WAGONER, Argos; Mrs. Cora WILKINSON, Huntsville, Ala., and Mrs. Nellie GRUSE, Malden, Mo., and an uncle, Robert WAGONER, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Memorials may be made to the Washington Chapter of Muscular Dystrophy in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 19, 1974 to Wednesday, October 23, 1974

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Thursday, October 24, 1974

William L. Cunningham
William L. CUNNINGHAM, 54, 505 Ohio street, died at 1:50 a.m. today in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne where he was admitted Wednesday.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Clarence Graffis
Clarence GRAFFIS, 89, 1318 Rochester boulevard, died at 10:06 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient five weeks.
He was born Dec. 1, 1884, in Pulaski county, to Levi and Addie MOORE GRAFFIS. His marriage was Feb. 14, 1909 near Kewanna to Lela METZGER. She survives. He had lived most of his life in this area. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Lorene) FOOR, R.R. 5, Rochester; one son, Homer [GRAFFIS], North Manchester; five grandsons; nine great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were one son, a sister and one brother.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, October 25, 1974

Clay M. Smith
Clay M. SMITH, 60, Lake Manitou, R.R. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 3 p.m. Thursday of an apparent heart attack at his residence.
A Rochester realtor and a former member of the Rochester School Board, Mr. Smith had resided here 33 years. He was a member of the school board five years (1958-1963). He was past-president of the Fulton County Realtors organization and a member of the State and National Association of Realtors. He was a member of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges. He was born May 6, 1914 in Indianapolis. He was married July 5, 1974 in Rochester to Helen DOWNS. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, C. Mark SMITH, Boulder, Colo., and Joseph R. SMITH, Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. George (Marilyn) DAVIS, Arvoda, Colo; six grandchildren; one brother, James H. SMITH, Long Beach, Cal.; two step-sons, James M. DOWNS, Rochester and Stephen B. DOWNS, Vicenza, Italy; one step-daughter, Mrs. John (Stephanie) MOTLEY, Bettendorf, Ia.; six step-grandchildren. A daughter, Carol Jean SMITH, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Diabetic Fund.

Margaret L. Stout
The Indianapolis Star
Mrs. Margaret L. STOUT, 97, 1865 North Audubon Road, died Wednesday in Marion County General Hospital. She was born at Logansport and had lived here 10 years. Mrs. Stout, widow of Jacob V. STOUT, was postmistress at Fulton 10 years, retiring in 1947. Services will be held at 10 a.m. today in Little Flower Catholic church, of which she was a member, with burial in St. Vincent Cemetery at Logansport. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Marguerite A. SCHOEMAKER of Indianapolis.

Clarence Graffis
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Clarence GRAFFIS, 1318 Rochester boulevard, who died Thursday morning in Woodlawn hospital.
The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

William L. Cunningham
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for William L. CUNNINGHAM, 54, 505 Ohio street, who died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The American Legion and the VFW will conduct graveside rites.
Mr. Cunningham was born June 9, 1920 in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. John CUNNINGHAM. His marriage was Nov. 24, 1956, in Rochester to Sylvia ANDERSON. She survives. He had lived his entire life in this area and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 36, VFW Post 1343 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Also surviving ae one daughter, Miss May Louise CUNNINGHAM, LaPorte; one son, William ANDERSON, LaPorte; one half-sister, Louise CRIST, Rochester. One brother and one sister preceded in death.

Charles Willard
Charles "Chad" WILLARD, 53, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Thursday of an apparent heart attack.
A truck driver, Mr. Willard was standing on Monticello road by his truck when he was stricken and died. He was born Aug. 21, 1921 in Fulton county to Joshua and Mary WILLARD. They preceded in death. He had lived his entire life in this area and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Don (Helen) MORRIS, Mrs. Shirley WAGNER, Mrs. Patsy TAYLOR, Mrs. Dick (Wilmajean) TULLIS, and Mrs. Bill (Louise) SKIDMORE, all of Rochester; Mrs. Bill (Marlene) CLARK, Soap Lake, Washington; two brothers, Bill WILLARD and Gene SIDNER, both of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Kenneth Harsh
Kenneth HARSH, 69, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday in the South Bend Memorial hospital following a 10-month illness.
He was born Jan. 5, 1905, in Marshall county to Edward and Mary STALEY HARSH. His marriage was Feb. 21, 1931 at Lebanon to Mable BARKER. She survives. He was a lifetime resident of the Argos area and a farmer.
Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Arden (Celia) BEEHLER, R.R. 2, Argos; one brother, Robert HARSH, Constantine, Mich.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Oliver R. Bryant
Oliver R. BRYANT, 80, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one day. He had been ill several years.
He was born July 25, 1894, in Fulton county to Thomas and Jane BRYANT. His marriage was Feb. 4, 1922, in Rochester to Fern RUSH. She died in 1972. A retired farmer, he had lived most of his life in this area and was a member of the First Baptist church in Fulton.
Surviving are three daughters Mrs. Lester (Freda) ZELLER, R.R. 1, Rochester Mrs. Harold (Catherine) HOGUE, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Donald (Donna) LONG, Perrysburg, O.; two sons, Audra [BRYANT], R.R. 1, Rochester, and Milo [BRYANT], of Mishawaka; one brother, Ralph BRYANT, R.R. 3, Rochester. One granddaughter, four sisters, and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C.J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Saturday, October 26, 1974

Oliver R. Bryant
In Friday's edition of the Sentinel a surviving sister, Mrs. Esther STEELE, Mishawaka, was inadvertently omitted in the obituary of Oliver R. BRYANT, 80, R.R. 1, Rocheter. Also, son Milo [BRYANT], is from Louisville, Ky., and there are sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren surviving.

Monday, October 28, 1974

William H. Sweet Jr.
William H. SWEET Jr., 31, 1609 Wallace avenue, became Fulton county's second traffic fatality this year when the pickup truck he was driving early Sunday went off Old U.S. 31, 1 1/2 miles north of Rochester, struck a tree and burst into flames.
Sweet suffered multiple injuries, including severe burns to his body, and died instantly, according to the sheriff's department.
Police say Sweet's northbound truck first went 690 feet onto the berm on the east side of the highway and then diagonally across the road and went 174 feet off the west side and hit the tree head-on. The accident occurred at 3:20 a.m.
The truck was loaded with hay which started on fire shortly after the mishap. The city fire department extingished the blaze.
The truck, which was a total loss, also knocked over a mailbox belonging to Charles LONG, R.R. 5, Rochester.
Sheriff's Deputy Bruce BAKER investigated the accident.
Fulton county's only other fatal traffic accident this year occurred on Jan. 5, at U.S. 31 and the Macy-Nyona Lake Road south of Rochester. Fred R. GREEN, 84, R.R. 2, Macy, died instantly in that crash of two cars.
Sweet was born April 9, 1943 in Rochester to William and Opal (HATTERY) SWEET, Rochester, and lived in this area most of his life. He was employed as a carpenter by Burns Construction company of Macy and was a member of the Eagles lodge of Rochester.
Surviving besides his parents, are two daughters, Kimberly and April [SWEET]; a brother, George [SWEET]; five sisters, Mrs. William (Patricia) MASTERSON, Misses Jean and Kathy SWEET, all of Rochester, Mrs. Larry (Wilma) HART, Denver, and Mrs. David (Becky) KNAUFF, Perrysburg; two nieces, aunts and uncles. A brother, Arden [SWEET], died in 1967.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris B. KENT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today.

Tuesday, October 29, 1974

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Wednesday, October 30, 1974

Ida H. Hogan
Mrs. Ida H. HOGAN, 84, Kewanna, died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
She was born Oct. 5, 1890 in Riverdale, Ill. Her marriage was to Elra HOGAN. He preceded in death in 1957. She attended the United Methodist church in Kewanna and was a 50-year member and Past Matron of the Kewanna O.E.S.
Surviving are two sons, Roy [HOGAN], Eastover, S.C., and Jack [HOGAN], R.R. 1, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Nelda REED, and Mrs. Connie SHAW, LaPorte one brother, Edmond DALHKE, Chicago; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren. Four brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewana.

Thursday, October 31, 1974

Ida H. Hogan
Services for Mrs. Ida Helen HOGAN, 84, Kewanna, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home where Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 o'clock tonight.
Mrs. Hogan died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.

Friday, November 1, 1974

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Saturday, November 2, 1974

Harry A. Bridge
Harry A. BRIDGE, 78, Royal Center, died at Logansport Memorial hospital at 1 p.m. Friday.
He was born March 14, 1896 in Monticello to the Rev. Albert R. and Elizabeth BRECHBIEL BRIDGE. He was married to Hazel CRISWELL, who died in 1919. He was married to Gavis BAER on Sept. 20, 1923 in Monticello; she survives. He was a retired auctioneer and Holstein breeder and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church of Royal Center and a church trustee, the Royal Center Lions club and the Logansport Elks.
Surviving with the wife ar three sons, Dudley [BRIDGE], Tempe, Ariz.; Robert [BRIDGE], Rochester, and James [BRIDGE], R.R. 2, Royal Center; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Kay HUMPHREY, Zionsville; a sister, Mrs. Walter HOLDEMAN, Parma, Mich.; a half-brother, Roy L. BRIDGE, Indianapolis; a step-brother, Paul BUTTERBAUGH, Kendallville; fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Trinity United Methodist church at Royal Center with the Revs. Keith BURCH and Howard WESTERN officiating. Burial will be in the Pike Creek cemetery near Monticello. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center and at the church for one hour before services. Friends may contribute to the Heart Fund.

W. A. Bryant
W. A. "Bert" BRYANT, 84, R.R. 2, Rochester (east shore of Lake Manitou), died in his sleep at his home this morning. Death, unexpected, was due to an apparent coronary attack.
He was born Feb. 18, 1890 in Newcastle township to Rudy L. and Harriet EWING BRYANT. He was a lifetime resident of Fulton county. He was married April 16, 1922 in Rochester to Lucy TOBEY, who survives. He was a retired auto mechanic. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the Rochester American Legion.
Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Miss Evelyn BRYANT, South Bend, and Mrs. Harry (Faye) LONG, Michigan City; a niece and a nephew.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Rochester American Legion Post 36 will conduct graveside military rites. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 4, 1974

Louis H. Boocher
Louis H. BOOCHER, 73, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 7 a.m. today in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
He was born March 10, 1901 near North Manchester to Ezra and Alice CRILL BOOCHER. His marriage was to Pearl McINTIRE. She died in 1966. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ruby TALBOTT, Kewanna; three brothers, Oscar and Leroy [BOOCHER], both of Sidney, and George [BOOCHER], Kewanna, and a nephew, David BOOCHER, Fort Polk, La. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Edith G. Oliver
Mrs. Edith G. OLIVER, 94, former resident of R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 5:48 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill 10 days.
She was born June 23, 1880 in Fulton county to Andrew and Maria ANDERSON BIGGS. Her marriage was Aug. 31, 1901 in Fulton to Alvin OLIVER. He preceded in death in July, 1969. She was a lifetime resident of Fulton county and formerly attended the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Arden (Lucy) KINCAIDE, R.R. 2, Warsaw; three grandsons, Jerry OLIVER, Indianapolis, Jack OLIVER, Sidney, O., and John OLIVER, Springfield, O.; four great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Ralph (Gail) SHELTON, Rochester; two daughters-in-law, Mr. Mark (Lorene) OLIVER, Rochester, and Mrs. Lowell (Nondas) OLIVER, South Bend. Two sons, Mark and Lowell [OLIVER], and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Franklin ARTHUR will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Timmie Lynn Meade
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tusday in the King memorial home at Mentone for Timmie Lynn MEADE, 14, R.R. 1, Mentone (Palestine), who was killed Friday night when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a car.
The Rev. Floyd HENSON will officiate and burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The accident occurred at 9:10 o'clock on Ind. 25 five miles southwest of Warsaw at Boggs corner just east of Palestine.
Officers said the motorcycle, driven by Timmie's 20-year-old brother Bennie [MEADE], also of Palestine, was hit from the rear by a car operated by Karen MORIARTY, 23, Warsaw.
Both vehicles were eastbound when the car hit the cycle. Officers said the cycle did not have an operating taillight and they opined that the cycle was slowing down to turn into a county road when it was struck.
Both boys were wearing protective headgear but the younger boy's helmet was thrown off by the impact and he was slammed against the car's windshield, oficers said. Timmie died of a fractured skull.
The older boy was listed in critical condition today at Fort Wayne Parkview hospital with head and internal injuries.
Timmie was born Sept. 27, 1960 in Warsaw to Bennie R. and Louise ENGLE MEADE and was a freshman at Tippecanot Valley high school.
Surviving with the parents and the brother are two other brothers, Frank [MEADE], with the U.S. Navy in Jacksonville, Fla., and John [MEADE], at home; a sister, Brenda [MEADE], at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Estel ENGLE, R.R. 1, Silver Lake.

Judith K. Enyart
Mrs. Judith K. ENYART, 25, 1600 Wallace avenue, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for one week.
She was born March 16, 1949, in South Bend to Dalton and Agnes KWAITT RINGLE and lived most of her life in Fulton county. She was employed by Hart, Schaffner and Marx, was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic church and a graduate of Rocheter high school.
Surviving, besides her parents, who reside at R.R. 3, Rochester, are one daughter, Michelle [ENYART] and one son, Michael [ENYART], both at home; one sister, Mrs. Michael (Mary Jo) IRVINE, Mishawaka; two step-sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Darlene) HOFFER, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Mrs. Merle (Jean) WILLMAN, South Deerfield, Mass.; two step-brothers, Donald McKEONE, Los Angeles, Cal., and Raymond RINGLE, South Bend.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph's Catholic church with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Cline cemetery in Royal Center. Friends may call at Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Harry R. Collier Sr.
Harry R. COLLIER Sr., 69, Fort Wayne, died at 12:35 p.m. Sunday in the Caylor-Nichol clinic at Bluffton. He was the father of Harry COLLIER Jr. of Rochester.
He was born Sept. 2, 1905 in Berea, O. to Harry and Myrtle BARBER. His marriage was to Catherine MERCER, who survives. He was a retired civil engineer and a member of the Plymouth Congregational church at Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne Masonic lodge and the Tri State Alumnae association.
Also surviving with the wife and one son, Harry [COLLIER] Jr., are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara BROWN, Bluffton; four brothers, Douglas and Byron [COLLIER], both of Fort Wayne; William [COLLIER] of Boulder, Colo., and Don [COLLIER] of Columbia Cit; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle GRIMM, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Alice ALLEN, of Peru; five grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the McComb and Sons funeral home in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in the Covington Garden cemetery at Fort Wayne. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 6, 1974

Dale H. Felts
Dale H. FELTS, 68, Harlingen, Texas, died Tuesday morning at his residence. Felts was a former resident of Rochester and Bruce Lake.
Born January 2, 1906, in Fulton county, to Charles L. and Katherine Van METER FELTS, he was married to Josephine CRAIG. Felts was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges in Rochester and previous owner of the Kibitzer Tavern in Kewanna.
Surviving, along with the wife, are two step-daughters, Mrs. Terry (Sue) CONWELL, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Delmor (Judy) SHEPHARD, Pierceton; one brother, Devane FELTS, R.R. 1, Rocheter; two nephews and one niece.
Services are tentatively set for Friday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester.

Thursday, November 7, 1974

Dale H. Felts
Services for Dale H. FELTS, 68, Bruce Lake, who died in Harlingen, Texas Tuesday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Military rites will be accorded at a committal service in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery following cremation.
Friends may call today at the funeral home. The family requests memorials, other than flowers, be made to the Heart Fund.
Felts was a member of he American Legion. A brother, Howard FELTS, preceded in death.

Louis H. Boocher
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna for Louis H. BOOCHER, 73, Kewanna, who died Monday in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.The Rev. Sam OLSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Hoover cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Friday, November 8, 1974

Marie Goodman
Mrs. Marie GOODMAN, 69, died at 2:20 a.m. today at her home at R.R. 1, Culver, following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 8, 1905, in Marshall county to Frank and Emma BRYAN. She was married Sept. 9, 1922, at Argos to Everett GOODMAN, who survives. She was a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist church and a lifetime resident of the Mt. Hope community.
Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Paul GOODMAN, Alma, Mich., and Elmo GOODMAN, Dallas,Texas; eleven grandchildren; and three brothers, Clarence [BRYAN], Melbourne, Fla., Walter BRYAN, Dayton, O., and Francis BRYAN, South Bend.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mt. Hope United Methodist church with the Rev. Alva C. WARD officiating. Burial will follow at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 2 p.m. Saturday and until 11 a.m. Sunday, and at the church one hour prior to services.

Bennie E. Meade
Bennie E. MEADE, 20, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne of injuries suffered in a motorcycle-car crash last Friday on Ind. 25 near Mentone. He was the brother of Timmie Lynn MEADE, 14, who was killed in the crash.
Bennie was born Aug. 23, 1954 at Warsaw to Bennie R. and Louise ENGLE MEADE. He was a lifetime resident of the Mentone area and was married Sept. 1, 1973 to Geraldine METZ. She survives. He was employed at the Warsaw Plating Works.
Surviving with the wife and parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Estel ENGLE, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; two brothers, Frank [MEADE], with the U.S. Navy in Jacksonville, Fla., and John [MEADE], R.R. 1, Mentone; a sister, Brenda, R.R. 1, Mentone.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, November 9, 1974

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Monday, November 11, 1974

Edward J. Smelser
Edward J. SMELSER, 59, R.R. 1, Mentone, died unexpectedly in his home Saturday at 6:45 a.m.
Born Sept. 12, 1915 in Marion to Milton and Rosa BAIRD SMELSER, he lived in the Mentone area since 1934. He was married July 28, 1942 to Delta SMITH, who survives.
Mr. Smelser was employed by the Manwaring Leghorn Farm corporation and was a member of the Menone American Legion and the Mentone Masonic lodge.
Survivors other than the wife are one son, Ricky [SMELSER], of Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Nancy) ANTONIDES, Warsaw, and one brother, Harvey [SMELSER], of Fort Wayne.
Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Walter HOUSE officiatig. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home, where there will be a Masonic service at 8 p.m. today.

Tuesday, November 12, 1974

Dale H. Felts
Committal service for Dale H. FELTS, Bruce Lake, who died in Harlingen, Texas last Tuesday will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW Posts. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will be in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, November 13, 1974

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Thursday, November 14, 1974

Wilhelm H. Miller
Wilhelm. H. MILLER, 81, 1214 Elm street, died at 10:30 a.m. today at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born April 30, 1893 near Tiosa to Frederick and Carolyn DORN MILLER. His marriage was July 28, 1938 in Rochester to Edna M. BAKER. She survives. A retired plumber and farmer, he had rsided here most of his life. He was a member of the First Brethren church at Tiosa, the American Legion and VFW posts, and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Harold MILLER, Mentone; two grandchildren, Jerry MILLER, Warsaw, and Larry MILLER with the U.S. Air Force in Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie REED, Huntington, and Mrs. Martha SLIFE, Claypool. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Ellis E. Hill
Ellis E. HILL, 81, Mentone, died at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, where he had been a patient five days.
Born Sept. 11, 1893, in Kosciusko county to Silas and Cora Bell CAUFFMAN HILL, he had lived in Mentone since 1956, moving there from the Larwill area. His first wife, Dorothy CULP, died in 1955; he remarried in 1956 to Gertrude HILL. Mr. Hill was a retired farmer and a member of he Larwill Masonic lodge and the Center United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Donald [HILL], Columbia City, and Anthony [HILL], of Larwill; four daughters, Mrs. Caroline WISE, Claypool; Mrs. Elene SHIVELY, Warsaw; Miss Alice J. HILL, Mentone, and Mrs. Maralee WATSON, Glendale, Ariz.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Marjorie KNECHT, Dayton, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Cloe WHITMAN, Chicago; Mrs. Mildred KRIEDER, Columbia City, and Mrs. Lois LEMLER, Mentone; twenty grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Center United Methodist church, south of Silver Lake, with Revs. Norman McVEY and Dewey FINDLEY officiating. Burial will be at the Graceland cemetery, Claypool. Friends may call aftr 2 p.m. Friday until 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the King memorial home, Mentone.

Lillie Mae Gillespie
Mrs. Lillie Mae GILLESPIE, 86, Indianapolis, native of Kewanna, died Wednesday in a convalescent home in Indianapolis.
She was born Oct. 21, 1888, at Kewanna to Charles and Ida RAWLES KURTZ. Her marriage was to Fred GILLESPIE. He preceded in death in 1957. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian church in Indianapolis.
Surviving are two sons, Charles [GILLESPIE], Indianapolis, and Robert [GILLESPIE], Madison, Wis.; one daughter, Mrs. Eloise MURRAY, St. Cloud, Minn., and nine grandchildren.
Final rites in Indianapolis will be conductd at the Shirley Brothers Irving chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday. Services will be conductd at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Shirley Brothers chapel after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, November 15, 1974

Wilhelm H. Miller
Services for Wilhelm H. MILLER, 81, 1214 Elm street, who died Thursday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
The Leroy Shelton post of the American Legion and the Manitou post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military graveside rites.

Saturday, November 16, 1974

Kenneth C. Free
Kenneth C. FREE, 63, Argos, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday at his residence. Mr. Free was the owner and operator of the Argos newsstand the past five years. He had been in failing health for one year.
Born April 1, 1911, in Cass county, Mich., to Pearl and Maude HILDRETH FREE, he had lived in Argos since 1936. He was maried on April 4, 1936 in Star City to Eileen SANDERSON, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Katheryn) TAYLOR, Vashon Island, Washington; one son, James FREE, Streamwood, Ill., and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert [HANSEN] officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, November 18, 1974

Clara Quivey
Mrs. Clara QUIVEY, 92, former Argos resident, died at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Kingston nursing home in Plymouth where she had been a patient two years.
She was born April 22, 1882 at Richland Center to Thomas and Ida MARTINDALE TRIMBLE. Her marriage was Nov. 4, 1899 at Rochester to Linton QUIVEY. He preceded in death in 1938. She had resided in the Argos area 55 yers and was a former employee of the Schoonover Department store at Argos. She ws a member of the Argos United Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sara) RIEWOLDT, Culver, and Mrs.Robert (Edna) STALEY, South Bend; eight grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildrn; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Marie) WARNER, R.R. 2, Rochester; and Mrs. Earl (Ethel ADAMS, R.R. 3, Rochester. One daughter, Mildred GIBBONS, preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Aros. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be i the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Sharon Kay Wogomon
Mrs. Sharon Kay WOGOMON, 23, former Rochester resident, died unexpectedly at 11 a.m. Sunday in a Clamath Falls, Ore, hospital where she had been a patient three days.
She was born June 25, 1951 in LaPorte to Ernest and Lela ISOM COCHRAN. Her marriage was in July, this year, to Jerry Allen WOGOMON. He survives. She had resided in Rochester most of her life, having moved to Clamath Falls, Ore. three months ago.
Surviving with her hsband and parents are three brothers, Kenneth and Cecil [COCHRAN], both of Rochester; Sgt. Richard COCHRAN, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; five half-sisters, Mrs. Cynthia COCHRAN, Warsaw; Mrs. Val (Cheryl) JAMES, Logansport; Miss Margaret GALBRAITH, Argos; Miss Donna and Miss Trula HOSTETLER, Kalamazoo, Mich.; the maternal grandfather, Amel ISOM, of Iowa.
Final arrangements are pending.

Carl F. Leininger
Carl F. LEININGER, 70, R.R. 2, Akron, died unexpectedly at 6 p.m. Saturday at his home of a heart attack. He had been ill two years.
He was born Nov. 30, 1903 in Fulton county to Oliver and Dora KINDIG LEININGER and had lived in this county all his life except for 31 years in Marion; he moved back to the county seven years ago. He was married Dec. 31, 1936 in Hammond to Modena COX, wo survives. He was a farmer and a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Martha) CORRIGAN, Peru; four gradchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jessie LEONARD, Michigan City; a brother, Omar [LEININGER], of Akron; and an uncle, L. E. SMITH, Rochester. A sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Earl D. Zehner
Earl D. ZEHNER, 76, R.R. 2, Argos, died unexpectedly at 10:20 a.m. Sunday at his residence.
He was born Jan. 11, 1898 in Marshall county to David and Ida SHAFER ZEHNER. His marriage was Oct. 30, 1920 in St. Jo, Mich. to Martie WOOLDRIDGE. She died in 1971. A retird farmer, he had resided in the Argos area since 1936. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Virginia) MILLER, Plymouth; and Mrs. Richard (Doris) SCHAEFER, R.R. 4, Bremen; three sons, Robert ZEHNER, South Bend; Garland and Gerald ZEHNER, both of R.R. 2, Argos; sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George (Zola) TAYLOR; two brothers, Loring [ZEHNER], of Plymouth, and Royal [ZEHNER], of California.
Final rits will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Ralph WESTAVER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the coronary care unit of Marshall county Parkview hospital.

Tuesday, November 19, 1974

Sharon Kay Wogomon
Services for Sharon Kay WOGOMON, 23, former Rochester resident, who died Sunday morning, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ward funeral chapel, Clamath Falls, Ore. Burial will be in Clamath Falls.
Goldie Mae Zartman
Mrs. Goldie Mae ZARTMAN, 60, Frankfort, Ind., died unexpectedly at 1 a.m. today at her home.
Born June 21, 1914, in Bedford, Ind., to Grant and Myrtle ROACH ACTON, she lived in Frankfort the past two months and previously lived in Kokomo and Michigantown. She was married March 31, 1972 to Manford A. ZARTMAN, who survives. Her adoptive parents were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BALL. Mrs. Zartman was employed as a stripper for the National Cigar Company in Frankfort.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Leroy BROWN and Jack L. WALLACE, Hillsburgh, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Betty Lou) TIER, Miami, Ind., Miss Alyce WALLACE, Hillsburgh, Mrs. Bruce (June Ann) DURHAM, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Leona Faye ALBRIGHT; one brother, Earl ACTON and twelve grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday and on Wednesday after 3 p.m. at Ellers funeral home in Frankfort.

Mary Alice Fastoff
Mrs. Mary Alice FASTOFF, 68, Willingboro, New Jersey, former Rochester resident, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in the Mt. Holly, New Jersey nursing home. She was the sister of Mrs. L. V. (Josephine) LOUDERBACK and Mrs. Carl (Isabelle) KEEL, both of Rochester.
She was born Feb. 17, 1906, at Rochester to Cyrus B. and Caroline MARTIN CARLTON. Her marriage was to Jules FASTOFF. He preceded in death.
Surviving with the two sisters are one son, Carlton FASTOFF, Nyack, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Mona KRAMER, Willingboro, N.J.; six grandchildren; one-great-grandchild. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home for one hour prior to services.

Dale Castleman
Dale CASTLEMAN, 38, 322 West Eighth street, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday at his residence of an apparent coronary attack.
He was born March 26, 1936 in Haines City, Fla., to Olin and Myrtle ADDISON CASTLEMAN. His father preceded in death; his mother resides in Rochester. Mr. Castleman was married Dec. 3, 1961, in Macy to Carol Ann TOWNSEND, who survives. He was employed as a truck driver and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war.
Also surviving are one daughter, Debbie [CASTLEMAN], and three sons, Dennis, David and Donny [CASTLEMAN], all at home; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Elizabeth) PATTEE, South Bend; two brothers, Gail [CASTLEMAN), South Bend and Richard [CASTLEMAN], Rochester, and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 20, 1974

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Thursday, November 21, 1974

Virgil Martin
Virgil "Bud" MARTIN, 60, Agos, died at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend, following a five-month illness.
He was born March 18, 1974 at Argos to John and Ora FEAR MARTIN. His marriage was July 3, 1937 at Bremen to Mildred BAER. She survives. He was a former Tippecanoe resident and had resided in Argos since 1962. He was a retired employee of the Bendix corporation in South Bend.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Verna) STEVENS, and Mrs. Robert (Janice) McCLAIN, both of Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Ola CREIGHBAUM, Mentone; Mrs. Flossie DRUDGE, Akron; Mrs. Ralph (Trella) BORTON, Logansport
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Pauline F. Anderson
Mrs. Pauline Frances ANDERSON, 64, LaPorte, former Rochester resident, died at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday in a LaPorte hospital.
She was born Sept. 28, 1910 in Rochester. Her first marriage was in 1929 in Rochester to James FRITZ. He died in 1941. Her second marriage was in Minnesota to Earl ANDERSON. He survives. Mrs. Anderson had resided in LaPorte since 1945, moving from Rochester.
Also surviving are two sons, George FRITZ, Fulton, and James FRITZ, Wabash; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara ENGSTRAND and Miss Betty FRITZ, both of LaPorte, and Mrs. Doris ROBERTS, Packerton, Ind.; twelve grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Haverspock funeral home in LaPorte. Burial will be in the Patton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, November 22, 1974

Shirley A. Alber
Mrs. Shirley Ann ALBER, 41, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 5 a.m. today in Memorial hospital in South Bend where she had been a patient five days. She had been ill 1 1/2 years.
She was born May 4, 1933, in Rochester, to Roscoe and Mildred HERNE CLAY. Her father preceded in death in 1957. Her mother, Mrs. Mildred RITTER, R.R. 1, Rochester, survives. Her marriage was Sept. 9, 1951 in Tiosa to Richard L. ALBER; he survives. She was an employee of the Sears catalog store in Rochester 10 years.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rodney (Pamela) ALLEN, Rochester; one son, Ricky J. [ALBER], at home; the step-father, Orval RITTER, R.R. 1, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Richard (Margaret) BURKETT, R.R. 2, Rochester; one brother, Max E. CLAY, R.R. 1, Rochester; nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN 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. Saturday.

Saturday, November 23, 1974

[no obits]

Monday, November 25, 1974

Raymond Rhinesmith
In a nine-hour period Sunday, a South Bend man was killed, four persons were injured and $8,250 damage was done because of three traffic accidents in Fulton county.
Killed instantly in the first accident of the day--at 1:05 p.m.--was Raymond RHINESMITH, 41, South Bend, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Michael (Nancy) CHAMBERS of 1480 Franklin avenue.
He died of a broken neck and internal injuries after driving a pickup truck into the path of a van truck at Old U.S. 31 and County Road 700 North (Richland Center-Tiosa Road) six miles north of Rochester.
Rhinesmith was going east on County Road 700 North and, according to two witnesses, did not slow down as he entered the intersection. The left front of the truck was hit by a van truck being driven south on Old U.S. 31 by Douglas L. RIDDLE, 19, R.R. 1, Argos (Richland township.)
Rhinesmith was thrown from his truck and the body landed 38 feet from where the truck ended up in a field on the southwest corner of the intersection.
Riddle suffered a severe laceration on the back of his head and also complained of chest pain. He was admitted to Woodlawin hospital and is listed in good condition.
Both vehicles were listed as total losses.
Rhinesmith was the third person to be killed in a Fulton county traffic accident this year. All three fatal crashes have occurred on what is now Old U.S. 31--two north of Rochester and one south of the city.
The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here to the Hickey funeral home in South Bend.
State police and the sheriff's office investigated the crash.

Dessie M. Denton
Mrs. Dessie M. DENTON, 74, R.R. 2, Rocheter, died at 2:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one week. She had been ill three months.
She was brn April 18, 1900, in Kewanna to Michael and Margaret THRUSH ZIMPLEMAN. She had resided most of her life in Fulton county.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) TAYLOR, Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Richard (Irma) DECKARD, Dayton, O.; Mrs. Pat (June) CARSON, Everett, Wash,; Mrs. Tom (Julie) BURKETT, Spooner, Wis.; three sons, Robert and Jack [DENTON], both of Rochester; and James [DENTON] of Winamac; fifteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Samuel W. Shuey
Samuel Wayne SHUEY, 64, R.R. 5, Rocheter, died today at 3 a.m. in the Rochester nursing home where he had been a patient for two wees. Mr. Shuey had been ill for one year.
Born June 5, 1910, in Logansport to Charles and Ida HAYDEN SHUEY, he lived in Rochester 24 years, moving from Logansport. Mr. Shuey was a retired city street department employee.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Melody PEREZ, Rochester; Mrs. Pequitti MONTELONGO, Rochester, and Miss Robin SHUEY, Michigan City; five sons, Rex [SHUEY], with the U.S. Army in Italy; Charles [SHUEY] of Denver, Colo.; Jack [SHUEY] of Akron, Martin [SHUEY] of Rochester, and Gary [SHUEY] of Etna Green; twenty-one grandchildren and three step-daughters, Mrs. Edward (Mary) RUSH, Logansort, Mrs. Thomas (Carolyn) KING, Bourbon, and Mrs. Sandra LIPSCOMB, Rochester.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be at the Citizens cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Tuesday

Aaron Smith
Private funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. in Highland Century chapel in Fort Wayne for Aaron SMITH, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas SMITH of Fort Wayne. He died at birth Thursday.
The mother is the former Linda BRADLEY. Surviving with the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert BRADLEY, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton of Portland.

Tuesday, November 26, 1974 to Wednesday, November 27, 1974

[no obits]

Thursday, November 28, 1974

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 29, 1974

Bertha A. Baker
Mrs. Bertha A. BAKER, 75, formerly of Culver, died at 4:30 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home, wher she had been a patient for the last 1 1/2 years.
She was born April 21, 1899 in Montgomery, Ind., to John and Mary VanWINKLE PERKINS and had lived in Culver most of her life. She attended the Wesley United Methodist church. She was married Jan. 13, 1920 in Marshall county to Harry F. BAKER, who died in 1962.
Surviving are nieces and nephews in the Rochester area.
The body has been taken to the Bonine funeral home in Culver where arranements are pending.

Clyde Wilfong
A Logansport man became Fulton county's fourth traffic fatality Wednesday evening from injuries sustained when the auto he was driving south on Ind. 25, four miles south of Rochester, crossed the center line and collided with a northbound truck.
Clyde WILFONG, 45, died instantly of massive head injuries resulting from the 6:35 p.m. crash.
State police said Jonathan WINNE, 27, Elkhart, the driver of the truck, saw the Wilfong vehicle cross the center line and Winne swerved his truck toward the east side of the highway. It was partially off the road when struck by the Wilfong auto.
Winne was treated at Woodlawn hospital for lacerations on his leg and bruises.

Saturday, November 30, 1974

Helen N. Cronk
Mrs. Helen Naomi CRONK, 63, 917 Franklin avenue, died at 3:02 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital,l where she was admitted earlier in the day.
She was born Aug. 29, 1911 in Osgood, Ind., to John and Laura ROBERTS GRAY. She had lived here 2 1/2 years, moving from Las Vegas, Nev. She was married in Anderson to Chester CRONK, who preceded in death. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran church.
Surviving are a son, John CARPENTER, LaJolla, Cal.; two granddaughters; four sisters, Mrs. James (Lavada) McEVOY, Akron; Mrs. Clifford (Mary) BODENHAFER, Kendallville; Mrs. Arthur (Juanita) GRAY, Chesterfield, Ind., and Mrs. Arch (Marguerita) DUNN, Middleton, and nieces and nephews.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Vernon KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday.

Bertha A. Baker
Final rites for Mrs. Bertha A. BAKER, 85, formerly of Culver, who died at the Rochester nursing home at 4:30 a.m. Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bonine funeral home at Culver. The Rev. Earl W. SHARP will officiate. and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions to the Wesley United Methodist church will be accepted.

Monday, December 2, 1974

Claude J. Smith
Word has been received of the death last Wednesday of Claude J. SMITH, Jackson, Mich., son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard ROGERS, R.R. 2, Rochester. Mr. Smith died at St. Joseph hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Jackson Adams
Jackson ADAMS, 80, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in the McCary Memorial hospital in Kendallville. He had been ill for two weeks.
Born Oct. 12, 1894, in Wolf county, Ky., Mr. Adams moved to Akron from Kentucky in 1921. He was married May 14, 1927 in Warsaw to Pauline PERSONETTE, who died in 1973. Mr. Adams was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Warsaw World War I Barracks and the Modern Woodman lodge.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Bonney) SUMME of Albion; three sons, Jack [ADAMS], Jr., Mentone, and Raymond and Jimmie [ADAMS] of R.R. 2, Akron; nine grandchildren, and one reat-grandchild
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Clarence Dittman
Clarence DITTMAN, 69, Fulton, died at 3 a.m. today at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Mina Abend
Mrs. Mina ABEND, 89, R.R. 7, Warsaw, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital from injuries received in an auto accident near Warsaw at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Abend was born Sept. 14, 1885, in Northfield, Wis., to Ole and Christina LARSON. Her husband, Michael [ABEND], died in 1964.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Emma) COLBERT, R.R. 7, Warsaw, and Mrs.Vivian CAMPBELL, Mclean, Va.; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hixton Lutheran church, Hixton, Wis. The Haupert funeral home in Akron is in charge of local arrangements.

Albert Smoker
Albert SMOKER, 95, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 2:25 a.m. Saturday in the Blake Memorial hospital, Bradenton, Fla.
Mr. Smoker was born April 9, 1879 in Miami county to Christian and Susanne DAWALD SMOKER and was a lifetime resident of the Akron area. He was married Oct. 28, 1901 to Ruth BRYANT, who died in 1963. Mr. Smoker was a retired farmer.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Freda) GRAHAM, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Don (Opal) LAUGHMAN, Warsaw; two sons, Ernest SMOKER, Amboy, and Wayne SMOKER, Louisiana, Mo.; twelve grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home.

Claude J. Smith
Word has been received of the death last Wednesday of Claude J. SMITH, Jackson, Mich., son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard ROGERS, R.R. 2, Rochester. Mr. Smith died at St. Joseph hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Daisy Fox
Mrs. Daisy FOX, 92, Connersville, mother of Mrs. Sam STEPHEN of Rochester, died Saturday at 9:45 a.m. at the Fayette county hospital in Connersville. She had been a nursing patient for five years.
Surviving with Mrs. Stephen are a son, Harold FOX of connersville; four grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Fox had visited Mrs. Stephen here for several summers.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Culverson and Gray funeral home in Hagerstown and burial will be in the Haerstown cemetery.

Tuesday, December 3, 1974

Clarence Dittman
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton for Clarence H. DITTMAN, Fulton, who died Monday at his residence. The Rev. Vernon KNIGHT will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Dittman was born March 24, 1906 in Carroll county to Henry and Ida CORDS DITTMAN. His marriage was April 17, 1928 in Reynolds to Iva CLERGET. She survives. He was a retired agricultural employee and also a retired employee of the Dice Oil company in Fulton. He had lived in Fulton 40 years, moving from Monticello. He was a member of the Lutheran church in Rochester and the Loganspot Eagles lodge.
Also surviving are two sons, Harold [DITTMAN], Fulton, and Richard [DITTMAN], Beloit, Wis.; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha DREBLOW, Reynolds; Mrs. Earl (Elsie) CLERGET, Monticello; Mrs. Stanley (Vera) AMBROSE, Byron Center, Mich.; Mrs. Raymond (Mildred) DAILY, Apache Junction, Ariz.; Mrs. James (Wilma) WILSON, Kewanna.

Irene Gunter
Mrs. Irene GUNTER, 67, McLeansboro, Ill., died Monday morning in the Hamilton Memorial hospital in McLeansboro. She was a native of Fulton county and former Rochester resident.
Mrs. Gunter was the sister of Mrs. Thurle ALBER, Rochester, and Mrs. George STEININGER, Fort Wayne. Also surviving are her husband, Steve [GUNTER]; one son and a daughter.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gholson funeral home in McLeansboro. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church in McLeansboro.

Russel L. Van Dalsen
Russel L. Van DALSEN, 87, formerly of R.R. 1, Akron, died at 7:50 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient since March 7, 1970.
Born March 7, 1887, in Anderson to Henry H. and Nancy Ellen FROSS Van DALSEN, he lived in the Macy area for 40 years, moving there from Logansport. Mr. Van Dalsen was married in February of 1910 in Macy to Della ABBOTT, who survives. He was a retired farmer and house painter.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Richard [Van DALSEN], Rochester; Joesph and Deverl [Van DALSEN], Macy, and Kenneth [Van DALSEN], Wabash; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. J. E. (Marie) SIMMS, and Mrs. Forrest (Clara) PARKER, both of Anderson. Two brothers, one sister and one grandson preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 4, 1974 to Friday, December 6, 1974

[no obits]

Saturday, December 7, 1974

Nina A. Bruce
Mrs. Nina A. BRUCE, 75, Culver, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
She was born Jan. 14, 1899 in Fulton county to Frank and Myrtilla McKEE OVERMYER. Her marriage was Dec. 15, 1922 at Winamac to Don BRUCE. He preceded in death. She was a member of the Emanuel United Methodist church at Culver.
Surviving are one brother, Jesse L. OVERMYER, Culver, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Emanuel United Methodist church. The Rev. Maurice KESSLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Lake Bruce cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Emanuel United Methodist church.

Monday, December 9, 1974

Nellie M. Martin
Mrs. Nellie M. MARTIN, 80, Akron, died at 1:45 a.m. today in the Kingston nursing home in Plymouth.
She was born Sept. 19, 1894 in Fulton county to William H. and Emmaline BRYANT WIDEMAN. Her marriage was to Fred MARTIN. He preceded in death in 1954. She had resided all her life in the Akron area and was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Al (Jean) KRISCUNAS, Plymouth; one son, Arthur [MARTIN], Logansport; six grandchildren. One daughter and two sons preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Janet C. Dilts
Mrs. Janet C. DILTS, 66, Monterey, died at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 31, 1907 in Monterey to Frank and Mary KELLER KEITZER and was a near-lifetime resident of Monterey. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic church in Monterey, the Rosary Sodality of the church and was a charter member of the Tippecanoe Extension Homemakers club. She was married Oct. 11, 1923 in Monterey to Charles A. DILTS, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Alan C. [DILTS], Monterey; James R. [DILTS], Grovertown, and Jon P. [DILTS], Peru; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Mary Alice) HOLLOWAY, Evansville; Mrs. Ross (Maxine) HOUSER, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ralph (Barbara) WINTERS, Monterey; a sister, Mrs. Clair ZEHNER, Monterey; seventeen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Ann's Catholic church at Monterey with Father John MANNION officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.

Ivan J. Kern
Ivan J. KERN, 83, South Bend, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday of a heart attack.
Born April 17, 1891 in Mentone to Jacob and Martha DUNLOP KERN, he was a resident of South Bend since 1949, moving there from Beaver Dam. Mr. Kern was married Sept. 6, 1910 in Rocheter to Dollie MEREDITH, who survives. He was a retired farmer and formerly a janitor at Beaver Dam high school.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Charles [KERN], South Bend, and Melvin [KERN], Rochester; one brother, Charles [KERN], Natik, Mass.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the King Memorial funeral home in Mentone with the Rev. Peter HANSTRA officiating. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 10, 1974

Todd Allen Alber
Todd Allen ALBER, nine months, son of Terry and Diane ALBER, White Piegon, Mich., died at 6:15 a.m. Monday enroute to the Elkhart county hospital.
He was born Feb. 27, 1974 in Elkhart county and was the great-grandchild of Herman ALBER, Rochester.
Surviving with the parents and great-grandfather are his mother's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar RINK, Three Rivers, Mich., and his father's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manfred ALBER, Union, Mich., and several aunts and uncles.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Halvertson funeral home in Three Rivers, Mich. Burial will be at the Middlebury, Ind., cemetery.

Mac D. Beaman
Mac D. BEAMAN, 76, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient three days.
He was born April 1, 1899 in Paulding, O. to Scott and Cora BEAMAN. His marriage was Sept. 9, 1955 at Geneva to Thelma McINTYRE. She survives. He had resided in the Rochester area five years, moving from Albuquerque, N.M.
Also surviving are one step-son, Gordon WAECHTER, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. One daughter, a sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris KENT will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, December 11, 1974

Twilo S. Young
Mrs. Twilo S. YOUNG, 73, Burket, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. She had lived in Burket since 1967, moving there from Warsaw.
Mrs. Young was born Jan. 6, 1901, in Petroleum, Ind., to Dr. and Mrs. Jesse SAUNDERS. She was a retired employee of the Gimble Glass company. Her husband, Phillip [YOUNG], preceded in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis WILLIAMSON, Burket; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the King Memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Twin Hills I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Bessie Rawlins
Mrs. Bessie L. RAWLINS, 80, 730 Indiana avenue, died at 3 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ann EYTCHESON in Pierceton.
Final arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, December 12, 1974

Bessie Rawlins
Final rites will be at 230 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Bessie L. RAWLINS, 80, Indiana avenue, who died at 3 a.m. Wednesday in Piercetn. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Rawlins was born Dec. 16, 1893 in Shelby ville to Andrew and Laura DRISTOL. Her marriage was March 2, 1959 in Rochester to Dee B. RAWLINS. He died in 1962.
Surviving are two sons, Charles IRVIN and Harold LYNCH, both of Rochester; seven daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Ellen) GUNTER, Rochester Mrs. Roger (Shirley) BRADEN, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Paul (Ann) EYTCHESON, Pierceton; Mrs. Irene PIERCE, Abiline, Texas; Mrs. Robert (Kathryn) RUPE, Argos; Mrs. Alfred (Beverly) LANE, Fort Wayne; Mrs. L. (Dorothy) RADCLIFF, San Antonio, Texas; thirty-five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Friday, December 13, 1974

Leonard O. Miller
Leonard O. MILLER, 89, Akron, died at 11 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital following a seven-day illness.
He was born May 6, 1885, in Kosciusko county to Jacob and Elizabeth TECHMEYER MILLER. His marriage was Feb. 13, 1915 in Denver to Ellen FISHLEY. She survives. A retired farmer, he had lived most of his life in Kosciusko and Fulton counties. He was a member of the Akron Brethren church.
Suriving are 10 nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Charles ZUNKLE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, December 14, 1974

Doris A. Faig
Private rites were conducted this morning for Mrs. Doris A. FAIG, 70, mother of Mrs. William (Grace) DIXON of 1412 Main street. Mrs. Faig had lived with Mrs. Dixon since last August. She died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital--shortly after admission.
She was born Feb. 28, 1904 in New York City to Edward and Marie Edith McLAUGHIN.
Surviving with Mrs. Dixon are the husband, George FAIG; two other daughters, Mrs. Allen LITKE, Montvale, N.J., and Mrs. Richard QUALE, Glenridge, N.J.; thirteen grandchildren; a brother, and two sisters.
The Rev. Arthur HICKS officiated at the rites in the Zimmermn Brothers funeral home and burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, December 16, 1974

Heather L. Beliles
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home or 2 1/2 month-old Heather L. BELILES, 805 East 10th street, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Henry BRADLEY officiated. Burial was in the Sycamore cemetery, northeast of Rochestr.
Heather was born Oct. 1, 1974 in Rochester to Michael and Cathy KRISHER BELILES.
Suviving with the parents are one sister, Brooke [BELILES], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Dorothy KRISHER, Rocheter, and Charles KRISHER, Peru; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl BELILES, Francesville; the maternal great-grandparents, Erve BRADLEY, Rochester, and Mrs. Carmen COLBERT, Roann; the paternal great-grandparents, Boss BELILES, Morgantown, Ky., and Mrs. Vernie SMITH, Morgntown, Ky.

Tuesday, December 17, 1974

Ella May Wagner
Mrs. Ella May WAGNER, 90, Peru, a former school teacher in Kosciusko county, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Dukes hospital at Peru.
She was born April 6, 1884 in Silver Lake to John M. and Hannah A. SEBRING STICKEL. She was married April 17, 1906 to John E. WAGNER, who died March 31, 1960. Mrs. Wagner was a member of the Peru First Christian church, the Esther circle of the church and the Peru Drama League.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Marie WAGNER and Miss Lillian WAGNER, both of Peru, and Mrs. George (Virginia) EWING, Connersville; a son, Dr. Robert H. WAGNER, Chapel Hill N.C.; a gandson, and five ganddaughters. A daughter preceded in death.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Peru First Christian church with the Revs. Don ESKEW and Avery MILEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Friends may call a the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to o p.m.

Zita A. Boggs
Miss Zita A. BOGGS, 88, Argos, a retired school teacher and bank employee, died at 1:10 today in Miller's Merry Manor at Plymouth following a six-month illness.
She taught in rural Argos schools and then for most of her life she was employed in banking at Argos, Shelbyville and Plymouth. She retired from the Marshall County bank of Plymouth. Miss Boggs was born near Argos to Charles and Bertha MILLER BOGGS.
Surviving are four nephews and a niece. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Lester R. Kinzie
Lester R. KINZIE, 83, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died at his residence at 11:30 a.m. Monday. He had been ill for seven years.
Born July 11, 1891, in Miami county near Mexico to John A. and Virginia A. MILLER KINZIE, he was married March 14, 1918, at Lake Odessa, Mich., to Nettie ELREY, who survives. Mr. Kinzie was a retired carpenter and an elder of the Mexico German Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, Edward A. [KINZIE], R.R. 2, Macy; John H. [KINZIE], R.R. 2, North Manchester; Wayne W. [KINZIE], Rossville, and Ronald C. [KINZIE], R.R. 1, Flora; three daughters, Mrs. Edwin BLOCKER, R.R. 2, North Manchester Mrs. Eva RHINEHART, R.R. 3, Lafayette, and Mrs. Nina HESS, R.R. 1, Bringhurst, Ind., twenty-one grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Guy KINZIE, Modesto, Cal., and two sisters, Mrs. Mary RUNKLE, R.R. 3, Peru, and Mrs. Lora KARN, R.R. 2, Macy. One son, one sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at the Mexico German Baptist church at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Orville GISH, Elder L. P. WOLF and Emert ROOT officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery near Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 18, 1974

Agnes E. English
Final rites were conducted at 11 a.m. today in th Hollis-Palmer funeral home in South Bend for Mrs. Agnes E. ENGLISH, 71, Mishawaka. Burial was in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial cemetery.
Mrs. English was the sister of Omar and Sam HOLLOWAY, both Rochester reidents.

Thursday, December 19, 1974

Oren B. Conrad
Oren B. CONRAD, 68, Akron, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Oct. 27. He had been ill 4 1/2 years.
Mr. Conrad had been retired two years after having served as Fulton county assessor from 1959 to 1972. He also engaged in farming and formerly was associated with Deamer and Deamer Realty company in Rochester. He also was driver of the Richland township school bus for 12 years. He was active with the RSVP in Rochester.
Mr. Conrad was born Dec. 18, 1906 in Fulton county to Albert and Almeda ARVEN CONRAD. His first marriage was to Marjorie STOCKBERGER in February, 1928. She died in May, 1969. His second marriage was to Maxine WHITCRAFT SMITH on March 25, 1970 in Akron. She survives. He was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge 435.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Helen) BICK, Plymouth, and Mrs. Bill (Connie) BURKETT, Akron; one son, Howard [CONRAD], Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Jack (Norma) SHRIVER, Silver Lake, and Miss Janice SMITH, Warsaw and nine grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the busing ministry of the Church of God in Akron.

Friday, December 20, 1974

Blanche B. Wells
Blanche B, WELLS, 72, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital. She had been a patient for eight days and had een ill for two years.
Born March 30, 1902, in Fulton county to Henry and Rosetta WARREN SWARTZLANDER, Mrs. Wells lived in the Akron community her entire life. She was married May 26, 1946, in Akron to Charles WELLS, who died in 1959.
Surviving are two sisters, Ruth SWARTZLANDER, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Ina HATFIELD, Akron, one niece and two nephews. One brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Harvey Clary Sr.
Harvey CLARY Sr., 78, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 7:10 p.m. Thursday in the Lakeland, Fla. general hospital where he had been a patient two days. He had been ill several years.
He was born April 18, 1896, at Kewanna, to Elbert and Nevada WILLIAMS CLARY. Her had lived his entire life in this community with the exceptions of the winter months when he resided in Florida. His first marriage was Aug. 25, 1920 in St. Joseph, Mich. to Elva G. LOWE. She died Aug. 14, 1961. His second marriage was to Pearl E. FANCIL on Oct. 26, 1963 in Rochester. She survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the First Christian church here, F&AM 79, World War I Barracks 479 and the RSVP in Rochester. He was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are two sons, Harvey [CLARY], Jr., and Richard [CLARY], both of R.R. 1, Rochester; one step-son, Gene FANCIL, Warsaw; four grandchildre; one great-granddaughter; one sister and one brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday where the F&AM 79 will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 21, 1974

Dale N. Zink
Dale N. ZINK, 71, Argos, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview hospital where he had been a patient five weeks.
He was born Nov. 4, 1903 in Richland Center of Fulton county to Enoch and Anna ANDREWS ZINK. He was maried May 31, 1942 in Plymouth to Esther SHAPIRO, who survives. He graduated from the International Business college in Fort Wayne and retired from Studebaker corporation of South Bend in 1963. He was a member of the Argos Masonic lodge, the Jordan Baptist church, the Argos Izaak Walton League and was a former president of the Wolf Creek Conservation club.
He had been active in baseball, having coached the Argos Merchants independent team and he helped found both the Argos Little League and he Argos Babe Ruth League.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Blanche SIPLE, Memidji, Minn., and Mrs. Dot EHLER, Fankfort; five brothers, Don and Rome [ZINK], both of Argos; Joe [ZINK], Indianapolis; Forrest [ZINK], of Millington, Mich., and Glen [ZINK], of Andrews.
Last ries will be at 2 p.m. Monday at he Grossman funeral home in Argos and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Argos library memorial fund.

Mary Miller
Mrs. Mary MILLER, 74, Kewanna, died Friday at 10:28 a.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she had been a patiet the past month.
Born Nov. 20, 1900 a Calumetville, Wis., she was the daughter of Charles and Etta SLICK TETER. Her marriae was in Kewanna Dec. 24, 1925 to Donald H. MILLER, who surives.
She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star in Kewanna.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn HALBROOKS, Tyler, Texas, and Mrs. Dale DILLIARD, Carbondale, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Frank FELDER, Rensselaer; nine grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death.
Last rites will b e at 1 p.m. Monday at the Harrison Memorial Garden chapel with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be in he Kewana I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday. Easter Star serices will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 23, 1974

Homer E. Gilbert
Homer E. GILBERT, 46, Indianapolis, became Fulton county's fifth traffc fatality of the year when he died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital of injuries suffered in a one-car accident Dec. 14.
Fulton County Coironer Junior D. GOOD said Gilbert died of internal injuries suffered in the crash. An autopsy, requested by Gilbert's doctor, was to be performed late this morning. Good said "it is very unlikely" that cause of death was unrelated to the accident.
Gilbert's wife, Mary [GILBERT[, 34, still is in Woodlawn hospital, where she also was taken after the accident. She was reported in good condition today and ready to return home when she obtains transportation.
The accident occurred when Gilbert lost control of his southbound car on the bypass and it hit the left guard rail on the Ind. 25 overpass, then crossed the dual-lane highway and hit the right gurad rail. Gilbert was thrown out of the vehicle.
Fulton county's four previous accidents this year, each resulting in one person being killed, occurred on Jan. 5, Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Nov. 27.

Keith Leedy
Keith LEEDY, 80, Deedsville, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence.
He was born Oct. 26, 1894 in Miami county to George E. and Nellie Adelia SHAFFER. His marriage was Nov. 17, 1919 in Peru to Alta NORMAN. She survives. He was a retired farmer and member of the Deedsville United Methodist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Doral LEEDY, Crawfordsville; Richard LEEDY, R.R. 1, Macy; one daughter, Mrs. Lois HINKLE, Wabash; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Calvin LEEDY, Syracuse; one sister, Mrs. Sylvia ROBINS, Indianapolis.
Services will e at 1 p.m. Thursday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. Carl SWEET will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 24, 1974

Hugh H. Wilson
Hugh H. WILSON, 84, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at the home of his son, Robert, R.R.4, Bremen, about 11 a.m. Monday.
He was born May 3, 1890 to John F. and Emma CARTER WILSON. He was married Feb. 3, 1917 to Zora A. NEFF in Rochester. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, Robert [WILSON], R.R. 4, Bremen; Arthur [WILSON], R.R. 2, Bremen, and Gene [WILSON], Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie WILSON, Rochester; Mrs. Anna MARTIN, Winter Haven, Fla., and Miss Agnes WILSON, Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildre.
Last ries will b e at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison memorial garden chapel wih the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial wil be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 25, 1974

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Thursday, December 26, 1975

Tural A. Haldeman
Miss Tural A. HALDEMAN, 75, a resident of the Timbercrest home in North Manchester, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday at Noerh Manchester.
She was born Sept. 8, 1899 in Akron to Frank and Lilly STONER HALDEMAN. She had lived most of her life in the Akron community and was a member of the Akron Church of God. She had taught school 45 years in the Warsaw and Akron communitis.
Surviving are one brother, Walter HALDEMAN of Anderson, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday 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 after 2 p.m. Friday until the hour of service on Saturday.

Minnie Logan
Mrs. Minnie LOGAN, 87, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at 2:25 a.m. at the Rebekah Home, Jackson, Mich. She was the sister of Mrs. Ralph SMITH, R.R. 4, Rochester.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Rebekah chapel. Friends may call at the Weatherby funeral home in Jackson.

Harold A. Ford
Word has been received of the death Monday of Harold A. FORD of Warsaw, owner of the Ford Auto Supply company. He had bee in ill health the past year. He was a step-brother of Ancil BEALL of Rochester.

Frank G. Black
Frank Glenn BLACK, 83, former Liberty township resident, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home.
He was born Sept. 30, 1891, in Liberty township to George A. and Florence I. HECKATHORN BLACK. His first marriage was Dec. 26, 1910 to Grace EMERY. She died in 1920. His second marriae was to Ida LUDWIG. She died Nov. 11, 1967. He was a lifetime resident of Liberty township and a member of he Perrysburg Baptist church. He was a retired carpenter and farmer.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Mildred C. BLACK, Lafayette; a brother, Eugene BLACK, R.R. 5, Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Sylvia HARDY of Rochester; a step-son, Garrett POWNELL, Perrysburg. Two brothers and one step-son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 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.

Donald E. Safford
Donald Earl SAFFORD, 55, Park Forest, Ill., died at 3:03 a.m. today at his residence.
A graduate of Talma high school, he was born Feb. 26, 1919, at Tiosa to Charles W. and Louise FELLOWS SAFFORD. His marriage was June 20, 1942 to Sally POPOZICH. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Donald [SAFFORD] Jr., Naperville, Ill.; Charles Daniel [SAFFORD], Priest River, Ida.; James Edward [SAFFORD], at home; two grandchildren; two brothers, Walter [SAFFORD] of Akron, and Albert [SAFFORD] of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Charlene) BAILEY, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Adele) DOKE, Bryn Mawr, Pa., and nieces and nephews.
Rites will be Saturday afternoon in the Burns Holman Avenue funeral home in Hammond. The family has requested that memorials be made to he Forgotten Children's Fund in Chicago.

Friday, December 27, 1974

Rhonda L. Shaw
Rhonda Lannell SHAW, 12, daughter of Ronald E. and Laura B. SHAW, Roann, died at 3 a.m. today at her home. Death was unexpected.
Born Feb. 20, 1952 in Wabash, she was a seventh grade strudent at Noethfield junior-senior high school, where she was a member of Girl's Athletic Association and junior high school band. She also belonged o the Roann Christian church and its Youth Fellowship.
Also surviving are two brothers, Bruce [SHAW[, Mather air base, Sacramento, Cal., and Keith [SHAW], at home one sister, Mary Carol [SHAW], at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. SHAW, Rochester and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rachel RADER, Roann.
Funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Grandstaff funeral home in Roann with the Rev. Malcolm MESTON officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

James H. Shimer
James H. SHIMER, 63, Portland, Ore., died at his residence at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
He was born July 29, 1911 in Allen County to Earl and Faye MURPHY SHIMER. His marriage was to Esther BUTTS. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Paul [SHIMER], of Eugene, Ore., and Phil [SHIMER], Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren; his mother of Akron; one sister, Mrs. Ralph SHOEMAKER, Argos.
Rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Saturday, December 28, 1974

Margorie T. Pontius
Mrs. Margorie T. PONTIUS, 73, Akron, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the Canterbury Manor nursing home in Rochester.
She was born Jan. 12, 1901 in Macy to Mr. and Mrs. James MASTERSON. Her husband, Russell [PONTIUS], of Akron, survives along with nieces and nephews.
Services are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Homer Fear
Homer FEAR, 81, Akron, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at his residence. He had been ill for seven years.
Born Feb. 1, 1893, in Fulton county, to William and Susan COOPER FEAR, Mr. Fear lived in Fulton and Kosciusko counties his entire life. He was married Dec. 24, 1913, in Plymouth, to Goldie SUMPTER, who survives. Mr. Fear was a retired well driver.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Wilma WARREN and Mrs. Gladys EATON, both of Akron; one son, Thomas FEAR, Silver Lake and thirty grandchildren and five great-grandchildre. One son, seven brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday until the hour of services Monday.

Monday, December 30, 1974

Susan Helen Rosenbury
Mrs. Susan Helen ROSENBURY, 72, former resident of 1219 Hill street, died at 12:55 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient three days.
She was born Aug. 27, 1902 in Rochester to Peter and Maude DOWNS LOWE. She was bookkeeper for the Stewart Supply company 18 years and a lifetime resident of this area. She was a member of the First Baptist church and the Rochester O.E.S.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carrie (Judy) WALGAMUTH, Akron; two sons, Richard [ROSENBURY], of Lafayette, and Robert [ROSENBURY], of Rochester; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alice NEWCOMB, Rochester, and two nieces.
Rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and until the hour of service on Tuesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Fund.

Lee Wipperman
Lee WIPPERMAN, 62, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.
He was born March 6, 1912 in Cass county to George W. and Margaret CREE WIPPERMAN. His marriage was Feb. 24, 1927 in Cass county to Ruth Elizabeth RHODES. She survives. He was an employee of the Chamberlain Products company in Akron.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eva WOODHOUSE, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Alberta MOORE, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Betty ALLISON, R.R. 1, Rochester; one brother, Charles WIPPERMAN, R.R. 2, Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Esther DOWNHAM, R.R. 3, Logansport; nine grandchildren. One sister preceded in death.
Rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Bruce FRY will officiate. Burial will be in the Everrest Memorial Park cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Fund.

Clarence H. Gochenour
Clarence H. GOCHENOUR, 69, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at his residence. He had been ill three years.
He was born June 24, 1905, at Warsaw to William and Ida DAWSON GOCHENOUR. His marriage was May 27, 1938 to Grace B. LOWRY. She survives. He was a retired driver and had resided in the Argos area 35 years. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Sharon) MURRAY, Whiting; Mrs. Edward (Cheryl) STEPHENSON, Warsaw; one son, Brent [GOCHENOUR], Argos; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Leola LONG, Leesburg.
Rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Roscoe PHENEGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 6:30 p.m. today.

Estle Hart
Estle "Dick" HART, 80, 2143 North Johnson street, South Bend, died Saturday at South Bend nursing home.
Born Dec. 8, 1884, in Kosciusko county, he had lived in South Bend since 1926, moving from Plymouth. His marriage was in 1910 in Rochester to Cecile McGRAW, who died in 1968.
Surviving are one brother, Ned HART, Rochester; and a sister, Mrs. Mary MERLEY, Perrysburg.
Services were held today at Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend and burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Goldie F. VanMeter
Goldie F. VanMETER, 77, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at her home at 3 p.m. Monday.
She was born Oct. 2, 1897 in Fulton county to Nelson and Maude BISH ROUCH. She married George D. VanMETER Jan. 25, 1924 in Rochester. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving with the husband are nieces and nephews. A sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison memorial garden chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Sam OLSEN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Fulton. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Gen. William Draper Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Dow HAIMBAUGH of Rochester have received word of the death of Gen. William H. DRAPER Jr., 80, Washington, D.C., which occurred following a heart attack at his winter home in Naples, Fla. He was the father of Mrs. George D. HAIMBAUGH Jr., Columbia, S.C.
Gen. Draper was chairman of the National Population Cricis Committee; he and his wife recently completed a world-wide trip to observe ways in which various countries are meeting the population crisis.
Also surviving are two other children, Mrs. Phillips HAWKINS, Pittsburgh, and William H. DRAPER III, Atherton, Cal.
Rites were held in Washington with burial in Arlington national cemetery.