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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1975

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The Rochester Sentinel

1975

Thursday, January 2, 1975

James Shimer
Memorial services will be conducrted at 10_30 a.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron for James H. SHIMER, 63, Poerland, Ore., who died Dec. 25 at his residence. The Rev. Claude FAWNS will officiate. Cremation was in Portland, Ore.
A former Akron resident, Mr. Shimer was born July 29, 1911 in Allen county to Earl and Faye MURPHY SHIMER. His marriage was July 1, 1931 in Cleveland, O., to Esther BUTTS. She survives. He was a graduate of the Akron high school and International Business college in Fort Wayne.
Also surviving are two sons, Paul [SHIMER], of Eugene, Ore., and Phil [SHIMER], Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Earl SHIMER, Akron; one sister, Mrs. Ralph SHOEMAKER, Argos.

Murlen E. Zellers
Murlen E. ZELLERS, 78, 1218 Jackson boulevard, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill one month.
He was born Oct. 24, 1896 in Kewanna to James and Norma ZELLERS. His marriage was Aug. 31, 1961 in Las Vegas, Nev., to Ina C. CAMPBELL. She survives. A retired farmer, he had lived his entire life in Fulton county. He was a former member of the Rochester Township Advisory Board and a former Fulton County Commissioner. He was a member of the Rochester Elks, Moose and Eagles lodges and the Lions club. He also was a member of the VFW Fathers' Auxiliary.
Also surviving are three sons, Fred [ZELLERS], Rochester; Louis [ZELLERS[, of Camas, Wash., and Phillip [ZELLERS], of Woodbridge, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Betty) SMITH, Macy, and Mrs. George (Evelyn) MILLER, Greensville, N.C.; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Arthur ZELLERS, Kewanna, and Viron [ZELLERS], Crown Point; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret DUDECK and Miss Elizabeth ZELLERS, both of South Bend. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday 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 he funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, January 3, 1975

Francis A. Blacketor
Francis A. BLACKETOR, 61, 1225 Rochester boulevard, owner of Blacketor's Hardware, died unexpectedly at 2:30 p.m. Thursday of an apparent heart attack suffered while checking inventory records at his store at 626 Main street.
Mr. Blacketor had been owner of the Hardware Store since November, 1971 when he purchased the business from Mrs. Vere CALVIN. The business was formerly known as Calvin's Hardware. Blacketor was an employee 25 years prior to purchasing the firm.
He was born Feb. 8, 1913 in Fulton county to Kline and Zora STANLEY BLACKETOR Sr. His marriage was June 23, 1948 in Rochester to Helen ABBOTT, who survives. A veteran of World War II, he served in the European theater of war and had been awarded the Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a member of the First Baptist church, Rochester Chamber of Commerce and several hardware dealer associations.
Also surviving are a son, David [BLACKETOR], at home; one sister, Mrs. Byron (Merle) GINN, and a brother, Kline BLACKETOR Jr., all of Rochester. One brother, Raymond [BLACKETOR], preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Saturday, January 4, 1975

[no obits]

Monday, January 6, 1975

Claude H. Louden
Claude H. LOUDEN, 78, Kewanna, died at 4:20 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born April 21, 1896 in Pulaski county to Christopher and Laura Ann REARICK LOUDEN. His marriage was to Jessie OVERMYER in November, 1928. She died Jan. 20, 1963. A retired farmer, he was a veteran of World War I, a member of the United Methodist church in Kewanna and the Kewanna American Legion Post.
Surviving are one step-son, Phon OVERMYER, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Tracy POPE, Logansport; four grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Rites will be at 3 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, where the American Legion Post will conduct memorial services. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, January 7, 1975

Alice H. Bellerive
Mrs. Alice H. BELLERIVE, 79, Mentone, died at 3:20 a.m. today at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw.
Born May 16, 1895, in Belgium, Mrs. Bellerive moved to Mentone four years ago from the Beaver Dam area. She was married in 1920 to Jerry D. BENSART, who died in 1938, and she remarried in 1945 to George A. BELLERIVE, who survives. She was a memer of the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Warsaw.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Orvel (Verna) WHITESELL, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Julianne THOMPSON, Warsaw; one brother, Hector VEERECKE, Belgium; one sister, Mrs. Victor VERHELST, Saskatchewan, Canada, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Warsaw with Father Martin HORVATH officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King Memorial home in Mentone.

Wednesday, January 8, 1975 to Thursday, January 9, 1975

[no obits]

Friday, January 10, 1975

Mabel H. Brown
Mrs. Mabel H. BROWN, 69, Plymouth, died at 4:45 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth, following a 2 1/2 year illness.
She was born May 12, 1905 in Fulton county to Elbe and Estella BUEHLER HASSENPLUG. Her marriage was June 13, 1934 at South Bend to Stanley BROWN. He survives. She was a retired schoolteacher and had taught in schools in Fulton county. She was a graduate of Indiana State college. She was past state president of the rural Letter Carrier association and a member of the Plymouth Eastern Star and the Marshall County Historical Society.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Robert SANDINE, New Haven, Conn., and Mrs. Joseph LOSACCO, Cheyenne, Wyo.; six grandchildren; one brother and one sister.
Rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, January 11, 1975

Porter Hooker
Porter HOOKER, 83, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth where he was a patient for one week. He had been in failing health four years.
He was born Aug. 31, 1891 near Argos to Milton and Emma Jane BRYAN HOOKER. He was married March 20, 1921 in St. Joe, Mich., to Flora Deane YATES, who survives. He was a lifetime Argos resident and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Mary Jane) ALBRIGHT, Plymouth; two sons, Stanley [HOOKER], of Holt, Mich., and Ted [HOOKER], of Louisville, Ky.; thirteen grandchildren; ix great-gradchildren; a sister, Mrs. Devere (Effie) WISE, Plymouth; two brothers, Ray and Fred [HOOKER], both of Argos. A son, Jack [HOOKER] of Rochester died in 1966.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday 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 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, January 13, 1975

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Tuesday, January 14, 1975

Grace Alspach
Mrs. Grace ALSPACH, 75, Tucson, Ariz., died at 4:45 a.m. Monday at the Holiday Manor nursing home in Conoza Park, Cal.
Mrs. Alspach was born Nov. 19, 1899 in Fulton county to Mark and Eva WARE BEATTIE and was married Oct. 5, 1922, to Glen ALSPACH, who died in 1954. She moved to Tucson from Peru in 1960.
Surviving are two daughers, Mrs. Nick (Phyllis) LINDT, Van Nuys, Cal., and Mrs. Russell (Bernadine) PETTY, Sacramento, Cal; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Faye MILLS, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Blanche DICE, Rochester; one brother, Donald BEATTIE, Gary. One siste preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 15, 1975

Clarence Zehner
Clarence ZEHNER, 93, formerly of Argos, died at 1:45 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home at Plymouth following an illness of five years. He was a former school teacher in Green township of Marshall county and also was a farmer retiring in 1968 when he moved from Plymouth to Argos with his wife.
Mr. Zehner was born in Marshall county Aug. 21, 1881 to David and Mary Jane VANDERMARK ZEHNER. He was married in Marshall county on April 6, 1912 to Bertha A. GREENLEE, who survives. He was a graduate of Argos high school and Valparaiso university and was a member of the Argos United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Martha Jane) ROSE, Plymouth; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ray (Daisy) SPITLER, Plymouth.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Lida Wilson
Miss Lida WILSON, Kentland, died Tuesday at the St. Elizabeth's hospital in Lafayette. She was the sister of the late Harry W. WILSON and an aunt of Mrs. Maurice SADOWSKY of Rochester.
Miss Wilson was a frequent visitor to Rochester.
Final rites will be Friday in Kentland.

Thursday, January 16, 1975

Robert K. Garn
Robert Kenneth GARN, 13, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial hospital in South Bend. He had been ill since March, 1974.
He was born Feb. 14, 1961 at Plymouth to Clarence and Dorothy DUNLAP GARN. His father preceded in death. He was a fifth grade student in the Culver school. He had resided four months in the Culver area, moving from Argos.
Surviving are his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) KIGGINS, Culver; one brother, Clarence [GARN[ Jr., in the U.S. Marines; three sisters, Mrs. C. R. (Mary) CONLEY, Oceanside, Cal.; Merna Lee and Charlene [GARN], both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo WARREN, Culver.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Barney Sanderson
Word has been received of the death of Barney SANDERSON, 36, of 6130 North Cambell street, Chicago, a former Rochester resident.
Death, which was attributed to a massive stroke, occurred Tuesday at O'Hare airport in Chicago as Mr. Sanderson was returning from a business trip.
A 1956 graduate of Rochester high school, Mr. Sanderson participated in class and Student Council activities and was a member of the RHS basketball team for four years.
Surviving are the wife, Lorraine [SANDERSON]; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe SANDERSON, Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Barbra SMITH, Rochester; three brothers, Barry [SANDERSON], Batavia, Ill.; Brad [SANDERSON], Durand, Mich., and Jeff [SANDERSON], Big Rapids, Mich.
Services will be at 3 p.m. EST Friday at the Hollerbach funeral home, 4024 North Elston street, Chicago.

Friday, January 17, 1975

Stephen W. Minarik
Dragging of Lake Manitou for Steve MINARIK of Rochester, believed to be a drowning victim, continued today after unsuccessful efforts to recover the body Thursday night.
Sheriff Robert NEWGENT, in charge of the search, said a positive identification will not be released by his office until the body is found.
However, officers are going on the assumption that it was Minarik who was driving a snowmobile which a witness saw go through thin ice shortly before 8 o'clock Thursday night
The witness is Wes LEEDY of Peru, a friend of Minarik. Leedy telephoned the sheriff's office at 8 p.m. Friday to report that Minarik's snowmobile went through the ice about 1,000 feet from the north shore of Lake Manitou.
The site is almost directly south of where the Paul SCHMIDT home burned to the ground last Friday night.
Personnel from the sheriff's office, state police, Rochester police department, Conservation Department and Rochester fire department searched and dragged the area until 10:30 p.m. Friday. They called off the search at the time because of darkness and the fact that the ice around the area was becoming unsafe.
This morning, an airplane was used in an effort to spot the snowmobile through the ice but his was unsuccessful. Dragging operations then resumed.
Divers from the Peru state police post and from the Culver police department were standing by this morning. Sheriff Newgent said diving would be used as a last resort.
Lake Manitou has not been the scene of a drowning since 1965. An ice skater drowned nine years ago Thursday--on Jan. 16, 1965--and a swimmer drowned in June of 1965.
The last drowning in Fulton county was in the Tippecanoe river in June of 1973.

Saturday, January 18, 1975

Stephen W. Minarik
Services for Stephen W. MINARIK, 29, R.R. 6, Rochester (Rochester Mobile Home Court, West 11th street) who drowned in Lake Manitou Thursday night, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Ira HOLT will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 o'clock this evening, from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and on the afternoon of the funeral.
The family requests tha memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to charity in Mr. Minarik's name.
Mr. Minarik's body was recovered from 16 feet of water on the north side of Lake Manitou at 2:33 p.m. Friday. The body was about 300 feet from the point that the snowmobile he was driving left the ice and went into open water. The snowmobile was found 10 feet from the body.
The accident occurred about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Efforts to find the machine and the body were unsuccessful that night after almost 2 1/2 hours and were suspended until the next day. The search resumed about 9 a.m. Friday.
Between noon and 12:30 p.m. Friday, a drag line operated by Conservation Officer Richard EURIT snagged the snowmobile, which was almost buried at a low angle in the weeds and mud at the bottom of the lake, some 1,000 feet from shore.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday, the body was located by a boat operated by Rochester Fireman Paul THOMAS and Fred CARR.
Twenty-seven persons were involved in the search for the body--22 from law enforcement agencies and five private citizens.
There were reports that Mr. Minarik had been snowmobiling with his two children--daughter Ledah, 7 and son Stephen [MINARIK], 9-- and had taken them home and then returned to the ice a short time before the accident.
Sheriff Robert NEWGENT said that the snowmobile apparently was going at a high speed at the time it left the ice. It "planed" the water for 200 to 300 feet before it went down, he said.
Fulton county coroner Junior D. GOOD said death was due to drowning.
Lake Manitou's north side has several springs and is considered the most dangerous area for winter sports because of open areas in the ice and thin ice which cannot be detected easily, especially at night.
Sheriff Newgent, who was in charge of he search, praised the efforts of the state police, four pesons; Rochester fire department, six persons; conservation department, thee persons; Rochester police depatment, two persons; Marshall county divers, five persons; sheriff's office, two persons; privae citizens Fred CARR, Doug SAMPSEL, Ted HALTERMAN, Joe WILLIAMS and Bob GOODMAN.
The sheriff also noted the help of Mr. and Mrs. Charles RAUSCHKE, who opened their Lake Manitou home to the searchers, and a catering service which proveded food and drink. The caterers did not identify themselves, he said.
Mr. Minarik was born Aug. 4, 1945 in Rochester to Frank and Stephanie MINARIK and had lived here all his life. He was employed by he Square D company of Peru the last nine years. He was a member of he Manitou Moose lodge and the Rochester Eagles lodge.
Surviving besides the daugher, Ledah [MINARIK], and the son, Stephen [MINARIK], are the parents, R.R. 3, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Richard (Evelyn) BASCOM, Merrillville; Mrs. Charles (Barbara) BARAN, Bridgeview, Ill.; Mrs. Carl (Louise) MOORE, South Bend, and Mrs. Ray (Ella) LOCKWOOD, R.R. 1, Rochester, and four brothers, George [MINARIK], South Bend, Edward [MINARIK], Mishawaka; Joseph [MINARIK], R.R. 1, Hamlet, and Frank E. [MINARIK], R.R. 3, Rochester. A sister preceded in death.

Zoe D. Lynch
Miss Zoe D. LYNCH, 91, Lagrange, Ill., died at 4 p.m. Friday in the Palos Community hospital in Chicago.
Miss Lynch was born Nov. 30, 1883, in Chicago to Charles and Ida HAIMBAUGH LYNCH. She was a former resident of Rochester but lived most of her life in Chicago. She was an auditor in the ookkeeping department of a Montgomery Ward store in Chicago.
Surviving are one sister, Frances KAISER, San Francisco; one brother, Clarence LYNCH, Holcomb, Wis., and nieces and nephews. One brother preceded in death.
Services will b e at 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, January 20, 1975

Della M. Pontius
Della M. PONTIUS, 96, 130 West Eighth street, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had b een a patient for three weeks.
Born Jan. 28, 1879, in Fulton county to William and Rebecca DAVIS, she lived in Rochester her entire life. She was a retired registered nurse and operated a beauty shop here for more than 40 years. Mrs. Pontius was a member of the United Presbyterian church in Rochester.
Surviving are four grandchildren, William PONTIUS and Mrs. Larry (Patricia) ALBERTI, both of Hinsdale, Ill. Guy V. PONTIUS Jr., Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Margaret MacKIMM, Northbrook, Ill.; eleven great-grandchildren, and nephews and nieces, including Mrs. Lloyd PICKENS, Rochester. A son, Dr. Guy V. PONTIUS Sr., three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Allen JUMP officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

John G. Wulf
John G. WULF, 58, 417 West Ninth street, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at his residence of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Wulf moved to this area last May, upon becoming secretary-treasurer of N.K. Associates, Inc., at Burket.
Born Jan. 5, 1971, in Clinton, Ia., to Edward J. and Helena (LUCKRITZ) WULF. He was married on Oct. 20, 1940, in Clinton to LaVerle DANNATT, who survives. Mr. Wulf was a U.S. navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Elks lodge and the Trinity Lutheran church in Clinton.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, John G. WULF II, Wheaton, Ill., and Craig D. WULF, Lincoln, Neb.; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Sandra) HOBACK, Central City, Neb.; four grandchildren, and a sister.
Mr. Wulf has been removed from Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Snell and Smith funeral home in Clinton, where services will be Wednesday.

George F. Costello
George F. COSTELLO, 67, Green Bay, Wis., died at the St. Vincent hospital in GreenBay at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
He was born June 17, 1907 in Chicago to George F. and Elizabeth EZK COSTELLO. He was married to Mary Ellen SCHEETZ in 1941 in St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna. She survives. He was an accountant with the Internal Revenue Service a member of the Annunciation Catholic church in Green Bay. He served wih the Navy in World War II.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, Patrick J. [COSTELLO], Green Bay; John F. [COSTELLO], and James M. [COSTELLO], both of Chicago; four daughters, Miss Margaret COSTELLO and Mrs. William CLARKSON, both of Chicago; Miss Karen COSTELLO and Miss Rosemary COSTELLO, both at home, and three grandchildren.
Rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna with Father Robert BECKMAN, S.J., officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Berdella E. Shireman
Mrs. Berdella E. SHIREMAN, 83, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. She was born Nov. 19, 1891 in Fulton county to William and Catherine SAUSAMAN BAMMERLIN. Her marriage was to Wilbur SHIREMAN. He died in 1947. She was a lifetime resident of the Akron community and a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy KITSON, Syracusee, and Mrs. Vernon (Mary) DERRING, Akron; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert BAMMERLIN, Akron. Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday 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. Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 21, 1975

George W. Bowers Jr.
George W. BOWERS Jr., 53, 952 Park street, died at 7:03 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted four hours earlier. He had been ill five months and serious two weeks. He was born Sept. 19, 1921 in Star City to George W. and Hazel May HEATER BOWERS. His marriage was June 9, 1946 in Rochester to Lois K. GORDON. She survives. He was a carpenter and had resided here 45 years. He was a member of the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a member of the board of trustees of the VFW Post. He also was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and the First Christian church.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Ronald [BOWERS], Rochester, and Michael [BOWERS], at home; three daughters, Laura [BOWERS], a student of John Herron Institute in Indianapolis; Linda and Cathy [BOWERS], both at home; two brothers, James R. BOWERS, Rochester, and Gerald BOWERS, Twin Lake, Mich., three sisters, Mrs. James (Mary Jane) BOWELL, Rochester; Mrs. Alfred (Carolyn) WYNN, Morocco, and Mrs. Walter (June) WEBER, Akron, and an uncle, Joe BOWERS, Rochester.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW and American Legion Posts.

Wednesday, January 22, 1975

Ethel M. Rudd
Mrs. Ethel M. RUDD, 67, 31i East Fourth street, died at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for six days. She had been in ill health for several years.
Born Feb. 4, 1907, in Cannel City, Ky., to James and Printha WHITLEY HURT, Mrs. Rudd moved to this area in 1945, from Seco, Ky. She was married on April 16, 1924, in Cannel City, to Charles L. RUDD Sr., who survives. Mrs. Rudd was a memb er of the Freewill church in Seco.
Surviving with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Verda KUNCL, Hayword, Cal., four sons, Charles L. [RUDD], R.R. 5, Rochester; James G. [RUDD], R.R. 2, Rochester; Air Force Master Sgt. Dale [RUDD], Madrid, Spain, and Cecil [RUDD], at home; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Stanley HURT, New Carlisle, O., and Denver HURT, Ill.; two sisters, Bernice NICKELL, Lexington, Ky., and Dana BOGGS, Bristol, Tenn. One daughter, one son and one grandson preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Horban RUDD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Gerald Boggess
Gerald BOGGESS, 64, Milwaukee, Wis., died Tuesday evening in that city. He was he husband of the former Mickey WATKINS of the Akron community.
Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Rosemary EGE, Gilead; Mrs. Janet ROTH, McHenry, Ill., and Mrs. Joann MEHRING, Redbud, Ill., and eleven grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Thursday, January 23, 1975

Margaret E. Harris
Margaret E. HARRIS, 75, Francesville, died Tuesday at Rensselaer hospital.
She was born Feb. 13, 1889, at Denham, Ind., to William and Julia PANZER SKIBBE. Mrs. Harris was married in 1919 in North Judson to Joseph HARRIS, who died in 1962. She was a member of the Faith Memorial Lutheran church, Valparaiso.
Surviving are four sons, Harold [HARRIS], Woodlawn, Cal.; Kenneth [HARRIS], Stuart, Fla.; Edwin [HARRIS], Francesville, and Richard [HARRIS[, Monroe, Mich.; one daughter, Marjorie KIGER, Warsaw; three brothers, Edward SKIBBE, Bass Lake; Louis SKIBBE, Knox, and Arthur SKIBBE, Chicago; twelve grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Hans BOEHRINGER officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Clancie L. McSherry
Clancie L. McSHERRY, 81, Mentone, died at 1:30 a.m. today at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw.
Mr. McSherry was born Oct. 12, 1893, in Kosciusko county to Frederick and Dora TUCKER McSHERRY. He lived his entire life in the Mentone-Palestine area. He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ. A retired farmer, he owned McSherry's Landing, a resort at Palestine lake.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Merlyn (Elizabeth Ann) HOLT, R.R. 5, Warsaw; three brothers, Charles and Wilbur [McSHERRY], both of Claypool, and John [McSHERRY], Knox; four sisters, Mary McSHERRY, Claypool; Edith MACNUSON, Elkhart; Kathryn SIMPSON, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Dorothy BRINK, Clearwater, Fla., and two grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the King Memorial home in Mentone with Brother Delois WHITE officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

Friday, January 24, 1975

Aaron James Burkhardt
Aaron Jamea BURKHARDT was stillborn to James and Delores BURTON BURKHARDT, 7705 Hessen Cassel street, Fort Wayne, Thursday at 5:30 a.m. in Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne.
Mr. and Mrs. Burkhardt are former residents of Akron and both are graduates of Akron high school.
Surviving with the parents are one maternal grandparent, Mrs. Lawrence RAINWATER, Boswell, Ind.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard BURKHARDT, Columbia, Mo., and two paternal great-;grandparents, Mrs. Arthur BURKHARDT and Mrs. Ivan AMOS, both of Lafayette.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Akron cemetery with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. The Haupert funeral home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, January 25, 1975

S. Sgt. James K. Hurley
S. Sgt. James K. HURLEY, 29, Kewanna, was one of four U.S. airmen who died in a helicopter crash in Northeast Thailand Friday.
Hurley was a mechanic on the flight that crashed during a fligh check southwest of Nakhon Phanom Air Base. The others were Lt. Gary C. HALL of Little Rock, Ark.; Lt. Brian A. RYE of McLean, Va., and Sgt. Garry W. HERMANSON of Vineland, N.J.
The CH-53 helicopter crashed while on a routine training flight 10 miles southwest of the air base. No cause for the crash was given.

Monday, January 27, 1975

Frank M. Smiley
Frank M. SMILEY, 68, 130 West Ninth street, died at 12:10 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Thursday.
A livestock dealer, Mr. Smiley had resided in the Rochester area his entire life. He was born Dec. 26, 1906 in Milford, Ill. to Milton and Margaret ANNES THOMAS SMILEY. His marriage was in 1936 in Marion to Olive BRYANT. She survives. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and the Moose lodge in Rochester.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Ann) FLEMING, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Sally LEE, Kokomo; five grandchildren; three brothers, Glenn [SMILEY], Milford, Ill.; LaVerne [SMILEY], Rochester, and Russell [SMILEY], Rochester; two sisters, Miss Gladys SMILEY, Rochester and Mrs. Jewell JOHNSTON, Los Angeles, Cal. One brother, Earl [SMILEY], and a sister, Dorothy [SMILEY], both of Rochester, preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grace United Methodist church. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Mary L. Steffy
Mrs. Mary L. STEFFY, 80, Argos, owner and operator of the Argos furniture store, died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth where she was admitted Saturday.
She was born June 17, 1894 at Linton to James and Ida LISMAN HUMPHREYS. Her marriage was Sept. 12, 1920 in Linton to Fred H. STEFFY. He died in 1969. She had resided in the Argos area since 1949, moving from Logansport. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church and the UMW of the church, Argos Progress club, Argos American Legion auxiliary, Fidelity Chapter 58 of the O.E.S. in Logansport, Order of White Shrine in Rochester, Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Logansport.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Louise) OSWALD, Evansville; one son, Dr. Ralph STEFFY, Portland; six grandchildren.
Services will be at 7::30 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Fairview cemetery in Linton. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 28, 1975

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Wednesday, January 29, 1975

Katy Grace Gault
Mrs. Katy Grace GAULT, 83, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
She was born Jan. 4, 1892 in Kansas to John and Rosetta F. McALLISTER SMALL. Her marriage was March 27, 1910 in White County to John Merrit GAULT. He died in November, 1958. She had lived most of her life in Fulton county and was a member of the Fletcher's Lake United Methodist church and the Ladies Aid of Fletcher's and Olive Branch United Methodist churches.
Surviving are three sons, Floyd [GAULT], R.R. 2, Kewanna; Earl [GAULT], R.R. 1, Macy, and Elium [GAULT], Manchester, N.H.; three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Essie) SIDERS, Mrs. Estel (Anna) CHAMP and Mrs. Sam (Bessie) KIRK, all R.R. 2, Kewanna; Mrs. Robert (Nellie) McGREW, Fulton; Mrs. Laurel (Vivian) OTTO, Centralia, Mo., and Mrs. Paul (Donna) REFFETT, Topeka, Ind.; thirty-four grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. C.R. (May) GODLOVE, Monticello; one brother, William F. SMALL, Goodland. Two sons, Lee and Vernell [GAULT] died in infancy and one son, George [GAULT], was killed in World War II.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in th Fletcher's Lake United Methodist church. The Rev. David ALEXANDER will officiate. Burial will e in the Fletcher's Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in fulton after 2 p.m. Thursday and until 11 a.m. Friday and a the church one hour prior to services.

Thursday, January 30, 1975

Mrs. Russell Duddleston
Mrs. Russell DUDDLESTON, 69, Logansport, a frequent visitor to the Rochester Church of God, died Sunday night of a heart attack in Wauchula, Fla., where she was spending the winter with her husband.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport and burial will be in the Logansport Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Friday, January 31, 1975

Essie Kahler
Miss Essie KAHLER, 66, 428 North Main street, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Eva GINN, Rochester. Miss Kahler made her home with Mrs. Ginn. She had een ill two months.
She was born May 29, 1908 in Pulaski county to Mace and Clara KAHLER. She had resided here six years.
Surviving with her sister are another sister, Mrs. Maude CARLSON, Kewanna, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Christian church in Buffalo. The Revs. Josef PALAT and Herman WEBER will officiate. Burial will be in the Buffalo cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 1 p.m. Sunday.

S. Sgt James K. Hurley
Services for S. Sgt. James K. HURLEY, 29, Kewanna, who died in a helicopter crash in Northeast Thailand last Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Memorial chapel in Kewanna. Captain Clyde N. KERLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Hurley was a mechanic on the flight that crashed during a flight check southwest of Nakhon Phanom Air Base. the CH-53 helicopter crashed while on a routine training flight 10 miles southwest of the air base.
S. Sgt Hurley was born April 20, 1945 in Hamlet to Vernon and Lena ROYER HURLEY. His marriage was in March, 1973 to Gawhn DANG in Thailand. She survives. He was a helicopter engineer and a crew chief. He had served in the U.S. Army three years and the Air Force seven years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war and a member o the VFW.
Surviving with his wife are two daughers, Andolee Lynn and Billie Jo [HURLEY], both at home; the foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin FISHER, Kewanna; three sisters, Mrs. Mary NITZCHKE, Roann; Mrs. Lucille STEAR, Yoeman and Mrs. Carol NEACE, Greenwood; four brothers, Vernon [HURLEY], Jr.; Max [HURLEY], of Westville; S. Sgt Donald [HURLEY], Aberdeen, Md., and Larry [HURLEY], Kewanna; a grandmother, Mrs. Fred FISHER, Kewanna. His parents and one brother preceded in death.

LaVonna M. McKee
Mrs. LaVonna Mae McKEE, 41, Akron, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at her home.
Mrs. McKee was born April 19, 1933, in Marshall, Mich., to Francis and Leora (FLANDERS) FOX. She was married in 1956 in Michigan to Dr. John McKEE, who survives, and they moved to Akron in 1960. Mrs. McKee attended Bethal college for two years and Michigan State university for two years. She received a bachelor of science degree in social work from Michigan State in 1955. She worked in the Michigan's Children Aid Society in Kalamazoo, Mich., for one year and at the Family Service Agency in Lansing, Mich., for one year.
Mrs. McKee was a member and past officer of the Las Donas club, Akron Women's club, Wabash V alley Veterinary Auxiliary club and the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving with the husband are four sons, Dennis, Jeffrey, Gary and Eric [McKEE], all at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis FOX, Marshall, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Julia) GEIMAN, Big Rapids, Mich., and Miss Elizabeth FOX, Marshall. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Church of God with the Revs. George CONSTANT and Wesley BULLIS officiating. Visitation at the Haupert funeral home in Akron will be after 2 p.m. Saturday. The family requests that memorials be made to the Silver Creek Church of God.

Alma Benedict
Mrs. Ernest L. (Alma] BENEDICT, 89, died at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Benedictine hospital in Kingston, N.Y.
She lived with a son, Eugene [BENEDICT], at R.R. 1, West 18-B Road, Culver. She became seriously ill while visiting a daughter, Mrs. Barbara ZIMET of Woodstock, N.Y.
She was bon Sept. 14, 1885 in Marshall county to George and Lydia HILDERBRAND McBRIDE. She was married Feb. 1, 1905 in Teegarden, Ind., to Ernest E. BENEDICT, who died May 28, 1958. She was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Allen (Ruth) RUDD, Plymouth; Mrs. Paul (Ernestine) RANZ, LaPorte and Mrs. Leonard (Barbara) ZIMET, Woodstock, N.Y.; two sons, Dale D. [BENEDICT[, Ligonier, and Eugene G. [BENEDICT], R.R. 1, Culver; nineteen grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Carrie) HERBSTER, Lakeville; Mrs. Earl (Mable) HERBSTER, Lakeville; Mrs. Ernest (Edna) SCHRADER, Oceanside, Cal, and Mrs. Walter (Violet) BARNHART, LaPorte. A son Victor [BENEDICT], died in 1974.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Poplar Grove United Methodist church with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home at Argos and at the church for one hour before services.

Saturday, February 1, 1975

Horace F. Windmiller
Horace Frederick WINDMILLER, 78, 339 Ohio street, died at 2:03 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for one week.
Born Oct. 13, 1896, in Summit, Ind., to William and Sadie SMITH WINDMILLER, he was married Dec. 31, 1917, in Champaign, Ill., to Minnie M. DUNCAN, who survives. Mr. Windmiller moved to this area from Roachdale, Ind., in 1943 and in 1965 retired from the Crystal Dairy plant in Roochester.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Frances) HAYES, Granger, and Mrs. George (Barbara) HANCOCK, R.R. 1, Rochester; one son, Robert K. WINDMILLER, Indianapolis; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, ad two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice FARREL, Muncie, and Mrs. Rosie ROTH, Decatur, Ind. A son, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Frank LEVI officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Wesley W. Day
Wesley W. DAY, 79, Mentone, died at 6:30 a.m. today at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been ill one week.
Mr. Day was born Sept. 10, 1895, at Burford, Ontario, Canada, to Merritt and Hannah TUNE DAY. He was married Jan. 2, 1934, in Mentone to Elsie HOLLOWAY, who survives. Mr. Day moved to Mentone from Talma one year ago. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are one son, David [DAY], South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Jane STURGEON, Peirson, Mich., one brother, William DAY, and one sister, A. W. NELSON, both of Sparta, Mich.; four grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Frienda may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 3, 1975

Zillie Hensley
Mrs. Zillie HENSLEY, 77, Argos, died at 4:40 p.m. Saturday in the Parkview hospital at Plymouth where she had been a patient 15 days.
She was born Jan. 5, 1898 at McGoffin county, Ky. to Butler and Mary BURGETT DYER. Her marriage was Oct. 30, 1913 at Salyersville, Ky. to Shelton HENSLEY. He died in 1962. She had resided in the Argos area since 1951, moving from Jackson, Ky. She was a member of the Argos Church of Jesus Christ.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Audrey) WRIGHT, and Mrs. Cordell (Della) WRIGHT, both of Argos; Mrs. Marvin (Beatrice) WRIGHT, R.R. 2, Bourbon; Mrs. Carl (Faye) DUFF, Bourbon; three sons, Willard [HENSLEY], Jackson, Ky.; Clay [HENSLEY], of Argos, and John [HENSLEY], R.R. 1, Argos; two sisters, Mrs. David (Lizzie) ARNETT, Fritz, Ky., and Mrs. Allen (Lucretia) CRAFT, Knox, Ind.; forty-six grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren. One son, Carl [HENSLEY], died in 1971.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Argos Church of Jesus Christ. The Rev. Eugene CHANEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Palmer cemetery at Bass Lake. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Tuesday, February 4, 1975

Bob Toy
Services for Bob TOY, 17, 1701 West 10th street, Marion, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Shawley funeral home in Marion.
The boy died at 5 p.m. Friday of gunshot wounds suffered in Marion. The case remains under investigation.
The youth had many friends in Rochester, where he had shown the grand champion performance pony during the last two national Appaloosa Pony shows at the Fulton County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Bob Toy was born in Marion Dec. 13, 1957 to Ollie and Betty TOY. Surviving are the parents; three sisters, Linda, Margaret and Beth [TOY]; a half-brother, Benny MYERS, and a half-sister, Susan RIFE, all of Marion.

Bernice Morgan
Mrs. Bernice MORGAN, 75, Argos, died at 11 a.m. Monday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth where she had been a patient two weeks.
She was born Oct. 21, 1899 at Grafton, Ill. to Emmett and Mary WILT [SLAYTON]. Her marriage was in May, 1928 at Florida to Carol O. MORGAN. He died Jan. 20, 1954. Mrs. Morgan owned and operated the Argos Telephone company until 1955. She also assisted her husband in the operation of Morgan Photographic Studios. In 1955, she moved to Plymouth where she was emplohyed as a legal secretary. She retired in 1969 and moved to Argos.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Catherine SLAYTON, Springfield, Ill.; one brother, Ernest SLAYTON, Grafton, Ill.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Charles Zolman
Word has been received of the death of Charles ZOLMAN, 76, Inglewood, Cal., whose wife, the former Lucy RUSSELL, is a niece of Mrs. Clarence PETERSON of Rochester. Mr. Zolman died Thursday.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Forest G. Hay chapel, 435 South Ironwood drive, South Bend, and burial will be in the Athens cemetery in Fulton county.

Wednesday, February 5, 1975 to Saturday, February 8, 1975

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Monday, February 10, 1975

Peter Goerlitz
Peter GOERLITZ, 80, 1213 Monroe street, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Veterans hospital in Marion following several months of illness.
He was born Feb. 26, 1894, in Yogada, Russia, to Henry and Catherline LUFT GOERLITZ. His marriage was in April, 1945, in Rochester, to Harriet ROSS. She survives. He was a retired sales representative and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, American Legion Post and the Eagles lodge in Rochester.
Also surviving are two sons, Clarence [GOERLITZ] of Oshkosh, Wis., and Robert [GOERLITZ], San Diego, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Amber) SPALDING and Mrs. Donald (Virginia) ANDERSON, both of Neenah, Wis.; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ted PLIER, Oshkosh, Wis.]
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Laurence SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Inez M. Tatman
Mrs. Inez M. TATMAN, 89, Akron, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday in Cleveland, O.
She was born Nov. 13, 1885 near Gilead to Frank and Lucy SHINE KERCHER. Her marriage was Dec. 31, 1911, to Charles TATMAN. He died in 1958. She had lived all her life in Gilead and Akron areas and was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Pauline MASINO, Cleveland, O.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister prededed in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Harold CONRAD will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Hobart J. Paxton
Hobart J. PAXTON, 78, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday at his home.
He was born Dec. 1, 1896 near Etna Green to Silas and Ottie CREIGHBAUM PAXTON and had resided all his life in the Bourbon area, moving when he was three years old to the farm where he died. He was a fur buyer and a farmer. He was married to Lois SHUMAKER, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Edward [PAXTON], R.R. 2, Bourbon; two daughters, Mrs. Betty DOTSON, Warsaw, and Mrs. Kathleen KNIGHT, Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Cloice BEBERS, and Mrs. Cleo KROHNE, both of Fort Wayne, and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King memorial home in Mentone with Brother T. R. JONES officiating and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the memorial home.

Tuesday, February 11. 1975

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Wednesday, February 12. 1975

Hazel Waltz
Mrs. Hazel WALTZ, 69, formerly of R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday at the Canterbury Manor nursing home, where she had been a resident for 3 1/2 years. Mrs. Waltz had been in failing health for several years and was seriously ill the past two days.
Born Feb. 25, 1905, in Fulton county to William and Ida QUIVEY CLAY, she lived here her entire life. Mrs. Waltz was married Aug. 7, 1926, in Rochester to John H. WALTZ, who died Aug. 24, 1971. She was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) GIBBONS, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Donald (Irene) OLSON, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Jack (Betty) FAWLEY, Mentone; Mrs. Robert (Esther) HAWK, Leiters Ford, and Miss Patsy WALTZ, Hammond; two sons, Richard [WALTZ], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Byron [WALTZ], R.R. 4, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; three great-granddaughters, and one step-grandson. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert WILLIAMS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Dr. George Seward
Dr. George Winn SEWARD, 68, North Manchesr, died at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday in Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne. Dr. Seward was n eyes, nose and throat specialist who did much surgery in this area.
Born Dec. 27, 1906, at Hillsboro, Ill., to George L. and Berniece (WINN) SEWARD, he lived in North Manchester the past 39 years. He was married July 19, 1930 to Eva TAYLOR, who survives. Dr. Seward was a World War II veteran and the founder of Seward's Professional offices in North Manchester. He was a member of the North Manchester Zion Lutheran church, Masonic lodge No. 88, North Manchester, Scottish Rite and Shrine, Fort Wayne, and was on the courtesy staff of Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, George TAYLOR and Dr. Steven L. [SEWARD], both of North Manchester; two daughers, Mrs. John (Sandra) WURRAY, Houston, Texas, and Cynthia VANCE, Sious Falls, S.D., and nine grandchildren.
Final rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zion Lutheran church, North Manchester, with Pastor Daniel HAMLIN officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery with military graveside services. Friends may call at the DeLaughter mortuary after 6 p.m. Thursday until one hour before the services. The family asks that memorials be made in the form of donations to the Manchester Community Foundation.

Leon W. Carey
Leon W. CAREY, 62, R.R. 2, Walton, was injured fatally in an auto accident on U.S. 24, less than a mile west of the Indiana-Illinois state line, Tuesday at 6:30 a.m.
Born April 22, 1912 at Lake Odessa, Mich., to Charlie W. and Grace (NOEL) CAREY, he lived in Walton most of his life. Mr. Carey was married April 22, 1934, to Charlotte PREISER, who survives. He was a salesman for Moorman Feed company the past 13 years and a member of the Tipton Township Farm Bureau and the Ottervein Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, David L. [CAREY], R.R. 2, Walton, and Tim W. [CAREY], Fort Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Elaine BROWN, R.R. 2, Walton; Mrs. Grace SMITH, R.R. 4, Logansport, and Mrs. Mary JOHN, Galveston; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Dorothea PIPER, R.R. 1, Rochester, and three step-brothers, Kenneth BROWN, R.R. 1, Galveston; Keith BROWN, R.R. 1, Greensburg, and Roy BROWN, Kokomo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Thomas-Murray funeral home in Galveston with the Rev. Ora MYER officiating. Burial will be in the Galveston cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today.

Thursday, February 13, 1975

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Friday, February 14, 1975

Vera Ellis
Mrs. Vera COOLEY ELLIS, 57, Argos, died at 3:15 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where she had been a patient one week.
Born May 28, 1917, in Bridgman, Mich., to Roscoe and Edith STANAGE COOLEY, she moved to Argos several years ago from Inwood, Ind. Mrs. Ellis was married in 1936 at Plymouth to Russell ELLIS, who died in 1939. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Argos.
Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Frank (Betty) HARDESTY and Mrs. Patricia ZIEDER, both of Argos; Mrs. William STEGMAN, Cleberg, Texas, and Mrs. Paul PERKINS and Mrs. Joseph RIDDLE, both of Dallas, Texas, and two brothers, Harry COOLEY, South Bend, and David COOLEY, Michigan City.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesue Christ, Argos, with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeville cemetery, Lakeville. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Lester H. Youmans
Lester H. YOUMANS, 55, r.r. 3, Peru, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday at University hospital, Indianapolis. He had been ill three weeks.
He was born Oct 22, 1919, in New Scotland, N.Y., to Lester and Ethel COZINE YOUMANS. Mr. Youmans was married Aug. 10, 1946, in Peru to Pauline M. MYERS, who survives. He was an industrial arts teacher at Caston high school and had also taught at Deedsville, Mexico and North Miami high schools. Mr. Youmans was a member of the Indiana State Teachers association, National Education association and the Mexico Church of the Brethren. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Barbara [YOUMANS], Loganspost; Mrs. Rex POWELL, Converse, and Rosemary [YOUMANS], at home; one son, Richard [YOUMANS], at home, and two brothers, Sam [YOUMANS], New Scotland, N.Y., and Donald [YOUMANS], San Jose, Cal. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, after 2 p.m. Sunday.

John R. Briggs
John R. BRIGGS, 84, Grass Creek, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday in Canterbury Manor nursing home, where he had been a patient for two weeks.
He was born April 27, 1890 in Naples, N.Y., to Mr. and Mrs. Clark T. BRIGGS. He was married to Mary Edith BURNS Sept. 12, 1916 in Naples. He was a retired postmaster at Grass Creek, having served from 1959 to 1963. He was a member of the John Hodge Masonic lodge and the United Methodist church, both in Naples.
Surviving are the wife; a nephew; three nieces; two sisters-in-law, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison Memorial garden chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Raleigh C. WALKER officiating. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jeffery John Baker
Jeffery John BAKER, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. John BAKER, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 7 p.m. Thursday in Riley hospital in Indianapolis. He had been ill 2 1/2 years.
Jeffery was born April 27, 1963 at Plymouth to John and Julie SWIHART BAKER. He attended Talma Bible church and was a member of the Junior Sunday school class. He also was treasurer of the Youth for Christ club.
Surviving with his parents are three sisters, Deborah Sue, Lou Ann and Rebecca Dawn [BAKER], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BAKER, Bourbon, the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter BLUE, Mentone; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert SWIHART, Argos.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Talma Bible church. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Rev. James R. Tallen
The Rev. James R. TALLEN, 89, father of Mrs. Carson McGUIRE, Rochester, died Thursday in Joplin, Mo.
He was a retired minister of the Church of God and a former salesmanager for the Messenger corporation at Auburn. He also was one of the founders of Warner Press, a religious publishing house in Anderson.
Surviving with Mrs. McGuire, are three other daughters, three step-sons and one sister.
Final rites will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Rozelle funeral home in Anderson. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, February 15, 1975

Ruth B. Sutton
Ruth B. SUTTON, 59, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at noon Friday in Logansport Memorial hospital of a coronary attack. Her death was unexpected.
She was born Jan. 16, 1916 in Pulaski county to Cecil and Nellie HIATT KISTLER. She was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Cass counties. She was married March 16, 1934 in South Bend to J. Frank SUTTON, who survives. She was a member of the Fletcher's Lake United Methodist church and the Ladies Aid.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Harold [SUTTON], R.R. 4, Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. William (Mary) SHIDELER, R.R. 2, Logansport; Mrs. Bill (Norma) ROBBINS, R.R. 3, Kewanna; Mrs. Herbert (Wilma) ALTMAN, Peoria, Ariz., and Mrs. Helen VERNON, R.R. 1, Lucerne; four brothers, Harold KISTLER, Springfield, Mo.; Darl KISTLER, Star City; The Rev. Richard KISTLER, Elkhart, and Dean KISTLER, Warsaw, and thirteen grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fletcher's Lake United Methodist church with the Rev. David ALEXANDER officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Laura J. Robinson
Services were conducted this morning for Mrs. Laura Jeanette ROBINSON, 43, Old Hickory, Tenn., daughter-in-law of Mrs. Fred ROBINSON of Rochester. The services were conducted in the Johnson and Johnson funeral home at Plymouth.
Mrs. Robinson died at her home Tuesday afternoon following an illness of two months. She was born in Plymouth and was married in Plymouth to Jack ROBINSON, who survives. Also surviving are parents, a son, and four sisters.

Monday, February 17, 1975

Harry Ulerick
Harry ULERICK, 83, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Born Feb. 23, 1891, in Cass county, he was the son of Martin and Emma STUDEBAKER ULERICK. His marriage was Oct. 1, 1933 at Fulton to Agnes L. PEARSON, who survives. He was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist church. He was a veteran of World War I and a retired farmer.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann HUNTER, R.R. 1, Kewanna; two sons, Robert E. [ULERICK], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Terry Lee [ULERICK}, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Letha BLACKSTON, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, and one brother, Forest ULERICK, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Carmel cemetery at Twelve Mile. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. today. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart Fund.

Danyell Markley
Services were conducted Feb. 1 at the Honolulu Church of Christ in Honolulu, Hawaii, for Danyell MARKLEY, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel MARKLEY.
Surviving with the parents are the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lewis MARKLEY, R.R. 6, Rochester, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman FIORITO, Monroeville, Pa.

Tuesday, February 18, 1975

Loy F. Calhoun
Loy F. CALHOUN, 66, Delong, died at 1:55 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial hospital after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are in charge of Bonine funeral home at Culver.

Otis Coby
Otis COBY, 84, formerly of R.R. 6, Rochester, died today at 4:55 a.m. at Canterbury Manor. He had been a nursing home resident 10 years.
Born Jan. 11, 1891, in Jay county, he was the son of Morgan and Ruth MILLER COBY and had lived in the county since 1944, moving from Pulaski county. His marriage was Sept. 8, 1922, at Winamac to Ina Dell REINHOLD, who survives.
Also surviving are eight sons, Marvin and Curt [COBY], both of Leiters Ford; Alvin, Gust, Orval and Jay [COBY], all of Rochester, and Homer and Vernon [COBY], both of culver; nine grandchildren, and one brother, Horace COBY, Lowell. Preceding in death was a sister.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 19, 1975

Loy F. Calhoun
Loy F. CALHOUN, 66, Delong, died at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in South Bend following an extended illness.
He was born June 30, 1908, in Marshall county to Franklin and Edith BUTCHER CALHOUN. His marriage was in February, 1930 to Vera MONESMITH. She survives. He was a retired employee of the Bendix company in South Bend and had resided in Delong since 1941, moving from Monterey.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Sharren) HIGHT, Lakeville; one brother, James CALHOUN, Monterey; two sisters, Mrs. William (Frances) MASTER, Monterey, and Mrs. Wilma BANASIAK, Knox.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Philip LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetry. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, February 20, 1975

Howard D. Carr
Howard D. CARR, 68, Fort Wayne, died at 10:40 a.m. Monday in Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne.
Mr. Carr was born June 22, 1906, in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew CARR. he attended local schools and moved to Fort Wayne in 1936. He was a retired plant manager for C. L. Shoe company, Fort Wayne,and was a member of the Trinity Episcopal church, Masonic Lodge, Royal Arch Masons and Trinity chapter of Eastern Star.
Mr. Carr wasa summertime resident of Lake Manitou at his "All of Us" cottage.
Surviving are his wife, the former Edna REED; one son, Michael [CARR], Pittsfield, Mass.; two grandsons and a brother-in-law, J. Robert PYLE of Ft. Wayne.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal church in Fort Wayne. Graveside services will be betwee 11:30 a.m. and noon at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McComb funeral home in Fort Wayne.

Norman L. Denny
Norman L. DENNY, 31, Delong, died at 9:30 p.m.Wednesday at his residence. County coroner Junior GOOD said Denny died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Mr. Denny was born Nov. 4, 1943, at Delong, to Joseph and Daisey MILLER DENNY. He had lived in the Delong area for 1 1/2 years followig his discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Denny was a member of the Kewanna VFW post.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Melvin (Joann) CLINGLER, Delong, and Mrs. Lewis (Carol) FLORY, Tippecanoe; two brothers, James W. DENNY, Batesville, Ark., and Carl M. DENNY, Mishawaka; one half-sister, Mrs. Joseph (Edith) BRADY, Kewanna, and three half-brothers, Gaylord L. BROWN, Logansport; Walter E. DENNY, Rochester, and George DENNY, Peru.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Philip LUTZ officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, Bruce Lake, with the Kewanna VFW conducting graveside services. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

Friday, February 21, 1975

Charles H. Wentzel
Charles H. WENTZEL, 85, Culver, died 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth, following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 13, 1889 in Fulton county to George and Ida HOESEL WENTZEL. His marriage was March 6, 1916 at Monterey to Stella J. DECKER, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Culver area since 1967, moving from Monterey. He was a member of he St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic church in Culver and had served in the United States Navy.
Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Frances PARKER and Mrs. Joseph (Mildred) BRUGH, both of Rochester; Mrs. Thomas STURDEVANT, Culver; Mrs. George (Dorothy) LISTENBERGER, Indianapolis; Mrs. Arthur (Mary) FRYE, Mishawaka; Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) COSGRAY, Chrystal Lake, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Eva SHIRM, Logansport; twenty-four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. One son, Arthur [WENTZEL], preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Mary's of the Lake church in Culver. The Rev. Bernard GALIC will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Anne's cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.

Mabel Bales
Mabel (GERTE] LUKENS BALES, 87, formerly of Akron, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at her residence in Bend, Ore.
Mrs. Bales was born Dec. 20,1887, in Lincoln, Neb., to Henry and Ruth BARRETT GERTE and she lived in California and Oregon for the past years, moving there from Indiana. She was married on April 10, 1909, to Lloyd LUKENS, who died in 1939. She remarried in 1952 to Homer BALES, who died in 1960. Mrs. Bales was a member of the Niconza Baptist church, near Akron.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. D. M. (Ruth) GATES, Bend, Ore., and Mrs. Mary L. LEININGER, Warsaw; one son, Donald LUKENS, Moline, Ill.; eight grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were one son, one grandchild and two sisters.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Roann with the Rev. David TURNER officiating. Friends may call at the Sheetz Funderal home, Akron, after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, February 22, 1975

Pamela Wirick
Mrs. Pamela [L.] WIRICK, 33, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 7 p.m. Friday at her home of a heart attack. She had been in ill health four years.
She was born April 21, 1941, at Peru, the daughter of Paul and Louise RIGGLE. She had lived at her present address eight years, moving from Marion. Her marriage was in 1958 in Peru to Scott WIRICK, who survives. She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Also surviving are the father, Paul RIGGLE, Kokomo,and the mother, Mrs. Louise RIGGLE, Peru; one daughter, Duretta [WIRICK], a junior at Tippecanoe Valley high school; one son, Michael [WIRICK], an eighth grade student in Akron; grandmother, Mrs. Cleon SHAW, Goshen.
Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Rex J. Hiteshew
Rex J. HITESHEW, 60, died Friday at 12:30 p.m. at his home on the south shore of Lake Manitou of an apparent heart attack.
Born Sept. 23, 1914, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Schuyler and Ethel BIDDLESTETTER HITESHEW. He had been a summer resident of the lake since 1952, residing here permanently the past 5 1/2 years, coming from Speeday. His marriage was Sept. 23, 1936, in Indianapolis, to Lucile FOIST, who survives. Mr. Hiteshew, a retired service station operator, was a Purple Heart vetera of World War II, when he served with the army in the European theatre.
Also surviving are a son, William [HITESHEW], Speedway; one grandson, Jeff Allen HITESHEW; a brother, Orin [HITESHEW], Speedway, and a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Geraldine) MILLER, Indianapolis.
Rites will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Conkle's funeral home in Speedway with the Rev. William VALENTINE officiating. Burial will be in Floral Park cemetery, Indianapolis. Friends may call at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here from 6-9 p.m. today and Sunday at Conkle funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Edna Scheetz
Mrs. Edn SCHEETZ, 71, Plymouth, died at 11:59 p.m. Friday at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth, where she had bee a resident the past several months.
Born March 16, 1903, in Plymouth, to Tilden and Olive BAKER SNYDER, Mrs. Scheetz was a lifetime Plymouth resident. She was employed at the Indiana Motor Bus company when it was located in Plymouth.
Surviving are one son,David A. SCHEETZ, Argos; four grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Floyd (Vera) FISCHER, Plymouth.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Bernard GALIC officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home fom 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 24, 1975

Harley C. Fribley
Harley C. FRIBLEY, 76, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 2:45 a.m. Suday at his residence. He had been ill 1 1/2 years.
Born April 10, 1898 at Etna Green, he was the son of John and Fluta FRIBLEY. His first marriage was to Ruth BAILEY in 1916. She died in 1959. His second marriage was July 6, 1959 to Rebecca May POWELL in Argos. She survives. He had resided in the Argos area 14 years, moving from Etna Green. He was a retired employee of the Etna Green Elevator company.
Surviving with his wie are seven sons, Carl, Wayne and Max [FRIBLEY] all of Warsaw; Lester [FRIBLEY], of Houston, Texas; William POWELL, Terre Haute, Robert POWELL, South Carolina, and Fred POWELL, Milford; five daughters, Mrs. Ora (Rosavelle) SWONGER, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Joe (Clara) ROSEBAUM, Plymouth; Mrs. Joe (Nellie) EVANS, Warsaw; Mrs. Vernon (Dorothy) FRAYER, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Becky POWELL, Argos; forty grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Wayne ANDERSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Etna Green cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

George E. Eley
George E. ELEY, 61, Argos, died at 11:59 p.m. Sunday following a nine-month illness.
He was born Feb. 24, 1913, in Lucerne to Claude and Edith DECK ELEY. His marriage was April 15, 1933 to Hazel KEFFABER. He was a lifetime resident of the Argos area and a former member of the board of trustees of the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He also was a former member of the Argos town board, Argos school board and a Walnut township trustee. He was a former partner in the E. E. [Eley] sawmill at Argos.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Elinore) HUTTON, Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. C. J. (Ruth) BLOOM of Crestwood, Ill.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday 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 4 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Argos Library Memorial Fund.

John J. Harding
John J. HARDING, 77, Gary, former Fulton resident, died Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock in Mercy hospital in Gary. He is the brother of Mrs. Moneta QUINN, 215 East 10th street.
Mr. Harding was a graduate of the Fulton high school and a member of the Fulton Baptist church. He was a veteran of World War I.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Burns Memorial Chapel in Gary.

James Leroy Smith
James Leroy SMITH, 65, Logansport, died Sunday at 4:28 p.m. in Logansport Memorial hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Smith was born March 28, 1909, in Carroll county, to Charles N. and Lula RANDOLPH SMITH. He married Ruby SHAFFER in 1927 in South Bend. Mr. Smith was a retired painter and a former employee of the Fulton lumber yard. He was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 323.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary L. JENSEN, Mrs. Carol S. McINTIRE and Mrs. Ruth A. QUILLEN, all of Logansport; two sons, Daniel L. SMITH, R.R. 4, Logansport, and Donald L. SMITH, Mexico; one brother, Fred SMITH, Mishawaka; two sisters, Grace WILSON and Gertie PARMETER, both of Logansport; three step-brothers, Harley SHAFFER, Pompano, Fla.; Herb FARRER and Paul FARRER, both of Logansport; two half-brothers, Tom SMITH, Lucerne, and Bill FARRER, Royal Center; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Logansport with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating. Burial will be at the St. Johns cemetery in Logansport. Eagles Lodge services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

James Clifford Downs
James Clifford DOWNS, 71, 1816 Jefferson street, died in his sleep over the weekend at his residence.
Mr. Downs was born Nov. 17, 1903, in Rochester, to James M. and Ida B. HOWER DOWNS. He attended Purdue university and lived in South Bend and Chicago, where he was employed by the Seaburg corporation. Mr. Downs retired six years ago and moved back to Rochester from Chicago.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) RICHARDSON, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Russell (Leah) SMILEY, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Howard (Marjorie) FRED, Rochester; one b rother, Morton DOWNS, South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 25, 1975

E. Robert Branning
E. Robert BRANNING, 58, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital. He had been ill several months.
Mr. Branning was born to Ernest and Ruth RITTENHOUSE BRANNING and he moved to Akron from Fort Wayne three years ago. Mr. Branning was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, the Elks Lodge of Rochester, the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Reserve university, Cleveland, O., was a veteran of World War II and employed by the State of Indiana Labor Division as an occupational and health inspector.
Surviving are his wife, Jean [BRANNING], a teacher in the Akron grade school syster; one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Susan) McFARLAND, Davenport, Ia.; two sons, Thomas [BRANNING], Evanston, Ill., and Phillip [BRANNING], Tucson, Ariz.; two grandsons, and one brother, Eugene [BRANNING], New York City.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Harold LEININGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. There will be no visitation hours and the family asks that contributions be made to the Cancer fund or any other charity of one's choice.

Wednesday, February 26, 1975

Russell M. Huddleston
Russell M. HUDDLESTON, 79, Logansport, died at 12:48 p.m. Monday in Logansport Memorial hospital.
Mr. Huddleston was a member of the Church of God, Rochester. His wife Juanita WADE, died Jan. 27, 1975.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fisher funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER and the Rev. George STEININGER officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Logansport. Memorial contributions can be made to charity.

James M. Siler
James M. SILER, 69, Marion, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday in the Marion nursing home following an extended illness. He was the son of Mrs. Frances L. WESLA of Rochester.
Mr. Siler was a retired supervisor of the Dana corporation in Marion. He was a member of the Grand Avenue United Methodist church in Connersville and the Moose lodge No. 1060.
Surviving with his mother are his wife, Leona [SILER]; one daughter; two brothers and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Devine Colonial funeral home in Marion. Burial will be in Marion. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, February 27, 1975

Gerald W. Carpenter
Gerald W. CARPENTER, 65, Argos, died in his sleep this morning at his residence. He had been in failing health the past five years.
Mr. Carpenter was born March 11, 1909, in Walnut township, near Argos, to Stacy and Ola WILKINS CARPENTER. He was a lifetime resident of the Argos community and his marriage was in South Bend on June 1, 1930, to Elsie Sally FOLBRIG, who survives. He was the retired owner of Carpenter Insurance Agency in Argos and a charter member of the Argos Izaak Walton League.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Jean) GREENLY, Plymouth; two sons, Jack [CARPENTER], Argos, and Jerry [CARPENTER], Plymouth, and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

Bessie M. Cook
Graveside services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the I.O.O.F. cemetery for Mrs. Bessie M. COOK, 92, former resident of 300 East Eighth street who died at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday in the Rochester nursing home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL officiated. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cook was born Nov. 21, 1892 in Kosciusko county to Charles and Ida WARNER. Her marriage was Sept. 18, 1905 in Rochester to William COOK. He died in 1964. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church and had resided in this community the majority of her life. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Freda) VINEYARD, Buchanan, Mich.; one grandson; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elsie [KAMMERER], Rochester; one brother, Dewey WARNER, Buchanan, Mich. Two sons, three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Tillie Smith
Mrs. Tillie SMITH, 53, Lynnbrooke, New York, died at 2 a.m. today in the Hempstead hospital in Hempstead, New York. She was a former resident of Rochester and the sister of Mrs. Martha SWAIN, Rochester.
Mrs. Smith was born in July, 1929, in Glasgow, Scotland to George and Matilda POLLOCK. Her marriage was to Bruce SMITH of New York City. While a resident of Rochester, Mrs. Smith was employed at the Wiles Store.
Surviving with her sister and husband are one brother of Scotland, and several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Pam BICK of Rochester. Final rites are pending in New York.

Friday, February 28, 1975

Tillie Smith
Services for Mrs. Tillie SMITH, Lynnbrook, N.Y., who died Thursday in New York will be Sunday at the Flinch and Burns funeral home, 34 Hempstead avenue, Lynnbrook, N.Y.
Mrs. Smith was the sister of Mrs. Martha SWAIN, Rochester, and the aunt of Mrs. James BICK of Lake Manitou.

Dora Barkman Bunn
Mrs. Dora (KLISE) BARKMAN BUNN, 86, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 2:55 p.m. Thursday at the Canterbury Manor nursing home. She had been in failing health several months.
Mrs. Bunn was born Aug. 28, 1888, in Twelve Mile, to Byron and Nancy STRINGER KLISE and lived here since 1932, moving from Muncie. Her first marriage was in May, 1907, to Kerg George BARKMAN, who died in March, 1932. She remarried in March, 1938, to Andrew BUNN, who survives. Mrs. Bunn was a 50-year member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Brotherhood of Trainmen, a member of the Women's Society of Leiters Ford Methodist church and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Hildred) HUNTZINTER, Muncie, and Mrs. Harry (Jennie) BURGESS, Beach Grove, Ind.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Harold (Lauedwa) KUHN, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Herschel (Rose Mary) NOLAN, Port Ritchie, Fla., and Mrs. Delbert (Charlotte) BECK, Montpelier, O.; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and eleven step-grandchildren. One daughter, one son and one brother preceded.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Phillip LUTZ officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Nellie G. Huff
Miss Nellie G. HUFF, 61, formerly of Macy, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient one week. Miss Huff was a resident of Canterbury Manor nursing home for the past five years.
She was born March 6, 1913, in Mount Sterling, Ky., to William and Nancy CRABTREE HUFF, who preceded in death. Miss Huff lived most of her life in the Macy community and was a member of the Church of God, Norton, Va.
Surviving are three sisters, mrs. Emma TOWNSEND and Mrs. Otis (Ethel) HAGEN, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Omer (Ida) PIERATT, Peru.; five brothers, John [HUFF], Clay City, Ky., Edwin [HUFF], Goshen, Abraham [HUFF], Macy; Robert [HUFF], Camden, Ind., and Charles [HUFF], Evansville. Two sisters and two brothers preceded.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ira HOLT officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

Arvada F. Long
Mrs. Arvada Faye LONG, 78, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks. Mrs. Long was in failing health the past two years.
Born Jan. 31, 1897, to George and Sarah BRUMM EMMONS, she lived her entire life in Newcastle township. Her marriage was in June, 1917, to Wilvin R. LONG, who died in July, 1959. Mrs. Long was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ, the Newcastle Township Farm Bureau ladies organization and a charter member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Louise) ROTH, Palo Verdes, Cal., and Mrs. Lloyd (Joan) HOLT, Jasonville, Ind.; one son, Franklin [LONG], R.R. 2, Rochester; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Lefa SHANKS, Tyner, Ind. One sister and five brothers preceded in death.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, 10 miles northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Edwin Barger
Edwin BARGER, 76, Evanston, Ill., native of Kewanna, died Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. in the Ravenwood Medical Center in Chicago.
Mr. Barger was born Jan. 22, 1899 in Kewanna. His marriage was to Rose SCHANDZ, who survives. He was a retired employee of the Railway Express company.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters and three grandchildren. One sister, two half-brothers and one half-sister preceded in death.
Graveside rites will be at noon Saturday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna.

Saturday, March 1, 1975

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Monday, March 3, 1975

Joey L. Madeford
Joey L. MADEFORD, 33, Akron, owner and operator of Joey's Discount Store in Akron, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home Sunday at 11:30 p.m.
He was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Rochester to Joseph A. and Elethea "Lee" YOUNG MADEFORD and had resided all his life in Akron. He was married June 15, 1969 in Akron to Pamela DAY, who survives. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Akron Chamber of Commerce and was a 1960 graduate of Akron high school.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Leann [MADEFORD], at home; the father, of Akron; a sister, Mrs. Lelo (Linda) BRADFORD, Greenup, Ky.; and a grandfather, M. J. YOUNG, Battle Creek, Mich.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Revs. John MOORE and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials other than flowers may be given to the Heart Fund.

Max M. Smith
Max M. SMITH, 67, Mentone, died Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at his home. His death was unexpected, although he had been in ill health for several years.
He was born Nov. 29, 1908 in Mentone to Ora and Pearl MORGAN SMITH and had resided all his life in the Mentone area. He was married Jan. 12, 1928 in Warsaw to Winifred TUCKER, who survives. He was the owner of the Smith Brothers Injection Service in Mentone and was a member of the Mentone Masonic lodge, was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of the Mentone Eastern Star.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert [SMITH], Mentone; four brothers, Ray [SMITH], Mentone; Paul [SMITH], North Manchester; Oliver and Chester [SMITH], both of Mentone; a grandchild, a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Norman McVAY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a Masonic service at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lillie M. Holloway
Mrs. Lillie Mae HOLLOWAY, 80, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital shortly after being admitted.
She was born Dec. 11, 1894 in Newcastle township to George and Minnie BAKER MIKESELL. Her marriage was March 22, 1913 to Lee Roy HOLLOWAY. He died in 1966. She had resided in this community her entire life.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Homer (Minnie) CLAY, Mrs. Fred (Pauline) BLANCHARD, Mrs. George (Maxine) MILLENCUPP, Mrs. C. L. (Lois) STONES, Mrs. Robert (Jeanie) DUZAN, Mrs. Glen (Barbara) BRADLEY, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Donna) ANGLIN, of Wabash; two sons, DeVerl [HOLLOWAY], of Coco, Fla., and Robert L. [HOLLOWAY] of Kewanna; twenty-nine grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Hester) KROUSE, Rochester; a brother, Leonard MIKESELL of Tennessee.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Tuesday, March 4, 1975

Arthur Kennedy
Arthur KENNEDY, 55, former Rochester resident, died unexpectedly Monday in Smyrna Mills, Me. of an apparent heart attack.
Surviving are three daughters, Sally [KENNEDY], of Fort Wayne, and Trudy and Wendy [KENNEDY], both of Chicago.
Final rites are pending in Maine.

Wednesday, March 5, 1975

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Thursday, March 6, 1975

Ferriol Lowry
Mrs. Ferriol LOWRY, 47, Argos, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for three weeks. Her death followed a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Lowry was born Feb. 28, 1928, near Ora, in Starke county, to Grover and Margaret DUDDLESON SELLERS. She moved to Argos from Plymouth 20 years ago. Her marriage was on Aug. 19, 1952 to Edward LOWRY, who died Aug. 22, 1971. Mrs. Lowry worked as a nurse's aid in several nursing homes.
Surviving are one son, Paul [LOWRY]; two step-daughters; six step-sons; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy ANGELICCO, Elkhart; Mrs. Darlene DECKER, Valparaiso; Mrs. Panissi ILIFF, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Lela BEAN, Culver; five brothers, Phillip SELLERS, Henry SELLERS and Clarence SELLERS, all of Culver; Robert SELLERS, Plymouth, and Joseph SELLERS, Seminole, Fla.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 7, 1975

Wava D. Stolley
Mrs. Wava Darlene STOLLEY, 56, Topeka, Kans., died Thursday in the Topeka hospital.
She was born March 22, 1918, in Lagrange county. Her marriage was to John STOLLEY, who survives.
Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Karen BALTES, Topeka, Kans., one son, John [STOLLEY], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ella WALLACE and Mrs. Myrt HAND, both of Rochester; two grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Pennwell-Gable funeral home in Topeka. -+ Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Topeka. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Cancer society.

Saturday, March 8, 1975

Mildred L. Read
Mrs. J. Harold (Mildred Louise) READ, 75, 1116 Monroe street, died at 4:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days.
She was born Jan. 7, 1900 in Rochester to Lewis Clay and Lina JOHNSON SHEETS and had resided most of her life in this community; she also had lived in Chicago for seven years. She was married Jan. 19, 1924 in Chicago to J. Harold READ, who survives. She was a former Fulton county auditor, serving in 1945-46. She attended Indiana State university and taught school in Fulton county. She was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Carolyn) WESTON, Morocco, Ind.; two grandchildren, John [WESTON], of Indianapolis and Kathleen [WESTON] of Morocco; a sister, Miss Marty J. SHEETS, Rochestr; a brother, John [SHEETS], of Crestline, Cal. Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Mnday in the Foster & Good 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. Sunday.

Monday, March 10, 1975

Carl Jacobs
Carl JACOBS, R.R. 2, South Whitley, died Friday at 9:26 p.m. in the Whitley County hospital at Columbia City. He had been ill three weeks.
He was born June 20, 1912 in Wabash county to Samson and Alma BENNETT JACOBS. He resided in South Whitley 18 years, moving there from Akron.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jay (Willodean) McCALL, R.R. 1, Rochester; a son, Jack [JACOBS], R.R. 5, Rochester; three grandchildren; nine brothers and sisters, Mrs. Nellie BLAIR, Arcadia, Cal.; Albert [JACOBS], North Manchester: Roscoe [JACOBS], Fremont, Cal.; Mrs. Walter WEAVER, Roanoke; Walter [JACOBS], South Whitley; Lewis [JACOBS], Silver Lake; Mrs. Arthur WEAVER, Silver Lake and Mrs. Don SHAFFER, Temperance, Mich.; and a half-brother, Frank KREIDER, Columbia City.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. today in the Bender funeral home at North Manchester with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at North Manchester.

W. W. Crull
W. W. "Sam" CRULL, 65, Antioch, Cal., former Leiters Ford resident, died at 12:05 a.m. Saturday in the Kaiser hospital in Walnut Creek, Cal.
He was born June 18, 1909 in Tippecanoe to Grover and Alma BLOOM CRULL. He was a retired farmer and owned and operated a service station in Leiters Ford until he moved to Martinez, Cal., in 1952.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Patsy) BRUSHWOOD, IsloDerdi, Puerto Rico; three sons, Richard [CRULL], Leiters Ford; Clinton "Bud" CRULL, Antioch, Cal., and Charles [CRULL], Cedar Rapids, Ia.; twelve grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillie TOWNS, Fort Wayne. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Philip LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Harold Sanner
Last rites for Harold "Buss" SANNER, 66, Bourbon, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home. The Rev. James GABHART will officiate and burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7 to 9 o'clock this evening. Masonic services will b e at 7:30 p.m. today.
Mr. Sanner died Friday morning at his winter home in Tampa, Fla.
He was born Feb. 21, 1909 in Marshall county near Tippecanoe to Early and Glendolyn SANNER and moved one year ago to Bourbon from near Tippecanoe. He was married Aug. 8, 1959 in Plymouth to Lottie FISHER, who survives. He was a member of the Argos Masonic lodge and the Plymouth Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a step-son M. Joe FISHER, Tippecanoe; a step=granddaughter; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) LEWALLEN, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Bill (Helen) COPLEN, Talma; Mrs. Vera RICHTER, Mishawaka, and Mrs. D. J. (Eileen) CAMERON, Monrovia, Cal., and a brother, Robert SANNER, South Bend.

Richard J. Phillips
Richard J. PHILLIPS, 39, Crawfordsville, died Monday morning in the Culver hospital in Crawfordsville. He had been ill six months.
Mr. Phillips had visited the Rochester area many times and had many friends here.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara [PHILLIPS], and four children.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hunt funeral home in Crawfordsville. Burial will be in Crawfordsville.

Grace I. Apt
Mrs. Grace I. APT, 614 Jefferson street, died this morning at 11 o'clock in Memorial hospital at South Bend, where she had been a patient since Friday. Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, March 12, 1975

Grace I. Apt
Grace I. APT, 82, 614 Jefferson street, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had been a patient four days and ill one year.
She was born June 1, 1892 in Rochester to Wilbur J. and Elizabeth GOSS BEATTIE. Her marriage was in Rochester to Garry APT. He preceded in death. She had resided in Rochester all her life and was a self-employed seamstress over 50 years. She was a member of the First Christian church, Spanish American auxiliary and a former member of the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Kathleen) WERTZBERGER, and Mrs. Elliott (Belle) BAILEY, both of Rochester; one son, Charles RAYMER Jr., also of Rochester; two grandsons, Dennis WERTZBERGER, Indianapolis, and James WERTZBERGER, Franklin; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Don E. BEATTIE, South Bend. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Private services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday 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 after 4 p.m. today.

Vesta Swihart
Mrs. Vesta SWIHART, 80, Akron, died at 12:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient one week.
She was born May 17, 1894, in Kosciusko county, to William and Anna JEFFERY SMITH and she lived in the Akron community her entire life. Her marriage was on Dec. 6, 1913, in Warsaw, to Charles A. SWIHART, who died in 1954. Mrs. Swihart was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George (Wilondean) SWOPE, Columbia City, and Mrs. Roy (Geraldine) ROHRBAUGH, Akron; one son, Junior [SWIHART], R.R.2, Akron; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Nora EHERENMAN, Burket, Ind. Two sons, one daughter, one brother and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at he Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetry. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday until the hour of services Friday.

Maleta McElheny
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home in Peru for Mrs. Maleta I. McELHENY, 71, Peru, who died Monday in the Marion General hospital. Burial was in the Mount Hope cemetery in Peru.
Mrs. McElheny was born Oct. 8, 1903 in Rochester to John W. and Dessie CRABBS PASCHALL. Her marriage was Feb. 4, 1931 to Richard McELHENY, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Richard [McELHENY], of Carmel, and two grandchildren; two nieces, Mrs. Eli (Barbara) WYNN, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (Nancy) DUZENBERY, Akron; one nephew, John R. NEWELL, Rochester.

Raymond Riddle
Raymond RIDDLE, 82, Tiosa, died at 3 a.m. today in the Canterbury Manor nursing home here. He had been a patient two months and had been in failing health for four years.
Born Sept. 7, 1892, in Richland township, to A. J. and Inez CAMERER RIDDLE, he was a lifetime resident of the Tiosa community. Mr. Riddle's marriage was on Dec. 7, 1913, at Tiosa, to Ferda MAUS, who survives. Mr. Riddle was a retired farmer, a member of the Tiosa Brethren church and a trustee and past president of the Reichter cemetery board.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Joe Lewis [RIDDLE], R.R. 5, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel WILSON, Rochester, and Mrs. L. C. (Mary) BORTON, Mentone, and one brother, Charles RIDDLE, R.R. 1, Argos. One son, three sisters and four brothers preceded.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. John TURLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, near Tiosa. Friends may call between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of services Saturday.

Friday, March 14, 1975

[no obits]

Saturday, March 15, 1975

James Eearl Quick
James Earl QUICK, 90, R.R.3, Rochester, retired owner of the former Earl Quick and Son Farm Supplies business on Old U.S. 31 north of the city, died at 9:40 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill for three months and seriously ill for two weeks.
A resident most of his life of the Fulton county area, he was born in Fulton Dec. 15, 1884 to Philo and Ruth BRIGGS QUICK. He was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church, the Fulton County Senior Citizens club, the AARP and the Fulton County Conservation club. He was an alumnus of the former Rochester Normal college.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph K. QUICK, Rochester, and Byron E. QUICK, Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Martha) EHRENHARDT, Terre Haute; nine grandchildren, including Michael QUICK of Rochester and Pat and Tim QUICK of Plymouth; ten great-grandchildren, and a brother, Robert Carl QUICK, Winter Garden, Fla.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today. The family requests memorials other than flowers be in the form of contriburtions to charity.

Monday, March 17, 1975

William J. Hudkins
William J. HUDKINS, 72, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient one week.
He was born March 14, 1903 in Kewanna to Loyal J. and Mary E. GRAHAM HUDKINS and had resided all his life in the Fulton county area. He was married Oct. 23, 1923 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Mildred I. BROOKER, who survives. He was a retired employee of the former Studebaker corporation in South Bend and also was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Mary Ellen) GROLEAU, Rochester; six sons, Richard [HUDKINS], R.R. 5, Rochester; Virgil [HUDKINS], Rochester; Donald [HUDKINS], Putnamville; George [HUDKINS], North Little Rock, Ark.; Jerry [HUDKINS], Kokomo, and John [HUDKINS], Elkhart; twenty-two grandchildren; three great-grandchildre; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Dorcas) KINTZ, Fort Wayne. Preceding in death were a granddaughter, a sister and two brothers.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary C. Maus
Mrs. Mary C. MAUS, 91, formerly of Twelve Mile, died at the Brethren home in Flora at 3:25 p.m. Sunday after a two-month illness.
She was the daughter of Marion C. and Emma F. DALZELL KRIDER. She was born in Cass county March 4, 1884. She was married to the Rev. Gilbert L. MAUS, Dec. 24, 1905; he died May 27, 1959. She was a member of the Corinth Brethren church of Twelve Mile.
Nieces and nephews survive. A sister preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain funeral home with the Revs. Clarence KINDLEY and G. Bright HANNA officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Orville C. Smith
Orville C. SMITH, 82, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday in the Marshall County hospital in Plymouth where he was admitted Friday.
He was born May 6, 1892 at South Bend to William and Celia BACKUS SMITH. He had resided in the Argos area since 1953. His marriage was Oct. 18, 1913 at South Bend to Neva BUELL. She died Feb. 15, 1968. He was a retired employee of the Indiana-Michigan Electric company at South Bend.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Bess SNYDER and Mrs. Bertha HOFFMAN, both of South Bend; Mrs. Florence BESTLEY, Baldwin, Mich.; Mrs. Hattie GEARHART, Edwardsburg, Mich.; nine nieces and ten nephews.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 18, 1975

John Mathias
John MATHIAS, 93, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at the home of his son, Vernon [MATHIAS], R.R. 1, Akron.
Mr. Mathias was born Feb. 28, 1882, in Winamac, to Jacob and Mary REAP MATHIAS. His marriage was in Mexico, Ind., on Feb. 26, 1908 to Belva LOCKWOOD, who died on Nov. 22, 1963. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church, Macy.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mildred JONES, Macy; three sons, Vernon [MATHIAS], Akron; Jacob "Bud" [MATHIAS], Peru, and Dean [MATHIAS], Roann; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; five great-great-granchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bessie PERRY, Foley, Ala., and one brother, Edd MATHIAS, Pleasant View Nursing home, Wabash. One daughter, Cleo [MATHIAS], five brothers and one sister preceded.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church with the Rev. Robert JARBOE officiating. Burial will be at the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Macy, after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour befor the services.

Wednesday, March 19, 1975

Harry L. Scott
Harry L. SCOTT, 72, 407 East 14th street, died at 1:30 a.m. today at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
He was born April 29, 1903 in New Carlisle to Henry and Sadie CORNELIUS SCOTT. His marriage was Dec. 1, 1927 in South Bend to Mildred Evelyn HEMIG, who survives. He had resided here 22 years, moving from Chicago. He was a retired employee of the NALCO Chemical company in Chicago and a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving with his wife are six sons, Calvin [SCOTT], of Benton Harbor, Mich.; Harvey [SCOTT] of Rochester; Donald A. [SCOTT] of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Emerson [SCOTT] of Huntsville, Ala.; Kenneth [SCOTT] of Muncie, and Edward A. [SCOTT], also of Rochester; three grandsons and one granddaughter; a brother James Edward SCOTT, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Irma) CLOVSE, Valparaiso; Mrs. Lawrence (Carrie) PORTER, Minong, Wis.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Matilda Doub
Mrs. Matilda DOUB, 66, Akron, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Wabash county hospital.
A lifetime resident of the Akron area, she was born April 8, 1908 in fulton county to Ammon and Mary YOUNG BUCHER. Her marriage was to Harry DOUB. He preceded in death. She was a member of the Akron Church of God, Akron Home Economics club and World War II Mothers.
Surviving are one son, Richard [DOUB], Norris, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. Merle (Brenda) SMITH, Marion; six grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Maradean BUCHER, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Helen CRESS, also Fort Wayne. One son prceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday 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. Thursday.

L. Marie Curran
Mrs. L. Marie CURRAN, South Bend, died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday in the Ridgedale nursing home following a short illness. She was the mother of Michael V. CURRAN of Rochester.
She was born March 26, 1896 in Coffeeville, Kansas. Her marriage was to James CURRAN in Coffeeville. He died June 18, 1970.
Surviving with her son of Rochester are two other sons, James [CURRAN] of Highland, Ind., and Paul F. [CURRAN] of South Bend; three daughters, Patricia TOBIN, Genevieve PATTERSON and Margaret NEMETH, all of South Bend; seventeen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the St. Pius Catholic church in Granger. The Rev. Joseph KOMA will officiate. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery. Friends may call at the McGann funeral home in South Bend Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, March 20, 1975

Mary E. Briggs
Mrs. Mary Edith BRIGGS, 79, Grass Creek, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home.
Born Feb. 29, 1896, in Grass Creek, she was the daughter of John and Carrie BURNS. Her marriage was Sept. 12, 1936 in Naples, N.Y. to John R. BRIGGS. He died Feb. 13, 1975. She was a retired postal clerk and a member of the Eight Years Without A Birthday club.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude SEDUM and Mrs. Helen SATTLER, both of South Bend, and several nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Raleigh WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 21, 1975

Albert R. McCloughan
Albert R. McCLOUGHAN, 65, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 7 a.m. today in his home. His death was from complications following a short illness.
Born Nov. 28, 1909, in Kosciusko county, to Frank and Emma SECOR McCLOUGHAN, he lived his entire life in the Akron community. His marriage was on May 22, 1929, in Virginia, to Rose DOWNS, who died in January of 1965. Mr. McCloughan was a retired machinist.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James (Gloria) REED, Akron; Mrs. Robert (Alberta) KEENE, Rochester, and Mrs. Don (Sara Jane) HOLLOWAY, Warsaw; one son, John McCLOUGHAN, Greensburg, Ky.; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Everett (Irene) SHAFER, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Amous (Minnie) ENGLE, Akron, and Mrs. Lester (Elsie) ROBBINS, Big Rapid, Mich., and one brother, Ben McCLOUGHAN, Akron. Three brothers preceded in death.

Saturday, March 22, 1975

Jeannette Dawson
Mrs. Jeannette DAWSON, 88, Kokomo, formerly of Rochester, died at 4:45 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital at Kokomo. She had been in ill health for five months.
She was born June 1, 1886 in Dubuque, Ia., and had resided most of her life in the Rochester area. She was married to Ora Joseph DAWSON, who died in 1938. She was a member of the South Bend Calvary Temple.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Viola) LEFFERT, Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Oren [DAWSON], of Kokomo, and Harry [DAWSON], of Hayward, Wis.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Viola WHEATON, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Albert R. McCloughan
Services for Albert R. McCLOUGHAN, 65, R.R. 1, Akron, who died Friday morning, 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.

Monday, March 24, 1975

Lumley E. Smith
Lumley E. "Lum" SMITH, 94, 221 East Ninth street, died at 4:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient three days.
He was born June 26, 1880, in Kosciusko county to Ephraim P. and Mary A. ERNSPERGER SMITH. His marriage was on March 11, 1903, in Fulton county, to Lola Grace LEININGER, who died in 1968. Mr. Smith was a retired farmer and lived most of his life in the Rochester and Mentone communities.
Surviving are one brother, William Earl SMITH, Rochester, and great-nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence I. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Martha E. Martin
Mrs. Martha Ellen (SANDS) MARTIN, 65, Akron, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital following a five-month illness. She had been seriously ill the past three weeks.
She was born April 21, 1909, in Fulton county to Samuel and Nora MILLER SANDS and lived her entire life in Fulton county. Her marriage was on Aug. 2, 1932, in Rochester to Lewis MARTIN, who died in 1955. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Akron Brethren church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Virginia) BAKER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Eugene (Karen) DEEDS and Mrs. Virgil (Susie) HUDKINS, both of Rochester; six sons, Ralph and Ronald [MARTIN], Akron; Robert and Charles [MARTIN], chicago; LeRoy [MARTIN], Florida, and Donald [MARTIN], Rochester; thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One granddaughter, one daughter and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Charles ZUNKLE officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Vetra Bell
Mrs. Vetra [VANDIVIER) BELL, 76, Stuart, Fla., died March 16 at the Stuart hospital.
Surviving are the husband, Harry [BELL]; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Betty) BOGGS, R.R. 1, Mentone, and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Mentone cemetery. The Rev. Walter HOUSE will officiate.

George V. McKinney
George V. McKINNEY, 60, Mentone, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday at his home.
He was born March 19, 1915 in Reynolds to Omar and Lela HIBSHER McKINNEY and had resided in Mentone 2 1/2 years, moving from Valparaiso. He was a taxi cab driver in Valparaiso. He was married to Martha Rose FITZGERALD, who survives.
Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Lela WEIDMAN of Mentone; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) THURNER, Hebron; Mrs. James (Helen) GILLAND and Mrs. Larry (Mary) KACHER, both of Valparaiso, and Janet McKINNEY, at home; a brother, Alfred [McKINNEY], Mentone; a half-brother, James MAHONEY, Conoga Park, Cal.; and seven grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Norman E. McVAY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 25, 1975

Clem H. Miller Sr.
Clem H. MILLER Sr., 74, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday in the Memorial hospital in South Bend.
He was born Feb. 28,1901 at Monterey to Henry and Josephine REINHOLT MILLER. His marriage was March 11, 1922 at Rochester to Elba HOTT. She died in 1969. He had resided in the Argos area 42 years, moving from Culver. He was a member of the Argos United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Maurice (Cleta) NELSON, South Bend; three sons, Clem MILLER Jr., R.R. 1, Rochester, Herman [MILLER], R.R. 1, Akron and Richard Lee [MILLER[, R.R. 2, Argos; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers, Zeno MILLER, Bremen and Perry MILLER, Culver.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

Nellie Charters
Mrs. Nellie CHARTERS, 88, former rural Rochester resident, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Lutheran nursing home in Fort Wayne. She had been ill several months.
She was born Feb. 14, 1887 in Fulton county to Adam and Mary Ellen BROKAW ZARTMAN. Her marriage was Sept. 8, 1903, in Rochester to James V. CHARTERS. He died Aug. 17, 1963. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church in Rochester and the NABA club.
Surviving are three foster grandchildren, Marie, Martha and James PEREGRINE of Arkansas, and nieces and nephews including Kenneth, Michael and Paul ZARTMAN of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Vernon KNIGHT will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 26, 1975

Rueben J. Russell
Rueben J. RUSSELL, 84, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 3 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where he was a patient 10 days.
Born Dec. 22, 1890, in Strasburg, Ill., to Hiram and Ruth FIGGINS RUSSELL, he lived here the past 20 years, moving from Hartford, Mich. His first marriage was to Netty WOOD, who died in 1956. He was married in 1957 in Rochester to Fern QUINN, who survives. Mr. Russell was a farmer and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church, Rochester.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Ellen) MILLER, Redding, Cal., Mrs. Dr. Robert (Aileen) SMITHWICK, Los Altos Hills, Cal., and Mrs. James (Elizabeth) OSWALD, Dinuba, Cal.; two sons, Lee [RUSSELL], Villa Park, Ill., and Carl [RUSSELL], San Diego, Cal.; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Adda JENSON, Yucaipa, Cal., and two brothers, Ray and Ward [RUSSELL], both of Williamsburg, Ore. One son, three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with Pastor Daniel WANDERSLABEN officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill cemetery, Hartford, Mich. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Fred M. Hooker
Fred M. HOOKER, 79, Argos, died unexpectedly at his home at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
He was born May 30, 1895 near Argos to Milton and Emma Jane BRYAN HOOKER. He was married Oct. 11, 1915 in Michigan to Pearl BREWER, who survives. He was a lifetime resident of the Argos area.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert [HOOKER], Thousand Oaks, Cal.; a granddaughter, Susan [HOOKER], Thousand Oaks; a sister, Mrs. DeVere (Effie) WISE, Plymouth, and a brother, Ray [HOOKER], Argos. A son, Jimmy [HOOKER], died in 1952.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday 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 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 27, 1975 to Friday, March 28, 1975

[no obits]

Saturday, March 29, 1975

Bernice P. Fleming
Bernice P. FLEMING, 58, former Rochester resident, died March 21 at the Butterworth hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.
She was born in Rochester to Samuel and Jesse ROBBINS. Her first marriage was to De Von H. CRAIG who died in 1969. A daughter, Colleen CRAIG WEBBER, died in 1964. Her second marriage was in Chicago to Robert FLEMING, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sonja CRAIG BUSHA, and six grandchildren of Grand Rapids.
Funeral mass was Monday morning at the Holy Name church. Burial was in the Rosedale Memorial Park, Grand Rapids.

Monday, March 31, 1975

Patricia Zimmerman
Final rites were conducted in Bakersfield, Cal. recently for Mrs. Patricia ZIMMERMAN who died in that city.
Mrs. Zimmerman was the former Patricia HESS. Her marriage was to Emerson ZIMMERMAN. Mr. Zimmerman was associated with the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester until 1935.
Local survivors include a step-daughter, Mrs. Westel (Alice) CARR; three step-grandchildren, Fred CARR, Mrs. Christina JONES and Mrs. Nedra WILSON.

Clarence P. Cooley
Last rites were this afternoon in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home at Peru for Clarence P. COOLEY, 57, R.R. 4, Peru, who died Friday morning in Dukes hospital at Peru. The Rev. Richard WYLIE officiated and burial was in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
Mr. Cooley was born July 1, 1907 in Waverly, Tenn., and had lived in Peru since 1922. He was a retired machinist for the C&O railroad and was a farmer. He was the son of William and Margaret SISK COOLEY. He was married to Vada BRECHBIEL in 1927; she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Clarence COOLEY Jr., Peru; a brother Farris [COOLEY], Atchison, Kan.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Sylvia Conn
Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. today in Cuyahoga Falls, O., for Mrs. Sylvia KOFFEL CONN who died Friday in Sebring, O., following four months illness. Mrs. Conn was the sister of Mrs. Ernest HATTERY, Macy.

Tuesday, April 1, 1975

Gary Nickerson
Culver, Ind. (AP) - One man was killed this morning when a small twin-engine mail plane caught fire on a flight from Indianapolis to South Bend and crashed in a wooded area just east of here.
Authorities identified the victim as Gary NICKERSON, 27, Akron, Ohio, the pilot and only person aboard. He apparently walked about one-eighth of a mile after either being thrown from the aircraft on impact or managing to crawl from the burning wreckage, investigators said.
State police said it was too early to determine if the mail aboard was destroyed.
Trooper Julian KEISER of the South Bend post said officers had to use four-wheel drive vehicles and flares to reach the crash site before dawn.
He said efforts to enter the area were also hampered by a fire, apparently started when the plane went down.
"The plane exploded when it hit the ground and the fusilage was burned out," Keiser said. "It was burned beyond recognition and we couldn't tell what the numbers were."
The downed aircraft was first sighted about 4 a.m. by an air rescue aircraft based in Chicago, but it took police until about 6:30 to reach the crash site near Indiana 10 in Marshall County.
The Federal Aviation Administration office in Indianapolis said the pilot radioed Grissom Air Force base at Peru about 1:30 a.m. and said his cockpit was on fire.
The plane disappeared from the Grisson radar screen a short time later and nothing was heard from the pilot after that.
The FAA says the plane was in the final leg of a flight that originated in Akron, Ohio. It had made stops at Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis before taking off for South Bend.
The aircraft was under charter by the U.S. Postal service and was on a regularly secheduled mail flight, the FAA said.
State police were asked to assist in the search and checked airports around Plymouth in hopes that the pilot may have landed at one of them.

Thomas J. McDuff
Word has been received here of the death March 22 of Thomas J. McDUFF, 67, Warwick, R.I. He was the father of Mrs. Marjorie A. CARRICO of Rochester.
Mr. McDuff was a retired detective lieutenenat in the Warwick police department.
Also surviving are his wife, Alice BAXTER McDUFF, and two other daughters, Mrs. Alice J. LAPRAD and Mrs. Phyllis L. DUBOIS, both of Warwick; fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, April 2, 1975

Trella M. Tombaugh
Trella M. TOMBAUGH, 61, Mentone, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne. She had been ill since November.
Mrs. Tombaugh was born March 4, 1914 in Akron, to Arthur H. and Lucretia NYE KUHN. Her marriage was on May 9, 1937 in Akron to Wayne TOMBAUGH, manager of Kings Furniture and Carpet store in Mentone, who survives. Mrs. Tombaugh was a retired teacher who taught for 35 years at Mentone and Akron schools. She was a member of the Akron Church of God, Women's Missionary Society, Retired Teachers Association of Kosciusko County and the Mentone Reading club.
Surviving with the husband are one son, Richard [TOMBAUGH], Washington, D.C., the step-mother, Mrs. Lena KUHN, Akron; one siter, Mrs. Devon (Lorena) SWICK, Palm Harbor, Fla., and two grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday after 7 p.m. and until 11:30 a.m. Friday at the King memorial home, Mentone, and one hour before services at the church.
A memorial fund for Mrs. Tombaugh has been established at the Akron Church of God. Envolopes are available at the King memorial home.

Thursday, April 3, 1975

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Friday, April 4, 1975

Faye Davis Grogg
Mrs. Faye (KAMP) DAVIS [GROGG], 75, former Akron resident, died at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Alfran Nursing home in Warsaw where she had been a patient six months.
She was born Dec. 12, 1899 in Henry township to Ruben and Alfretta MOORE KAMP. Her first marriage was Dec. 20, 1919 in Akron to Harley DAVIS. He died in 1930. Her second marriage was in 1948 to Theron GROGG. He died in 1952. She had lived most of her life in the Akron area and was a member of the Akron Brethren church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Juanita) PLUNKETT, Frankfort, and Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) CREAGER, North Manchester; three sons, Francis DAVIS of Akron, and Richard [DAVIS], R.R. 1, Claypool, and Marvin [DAVIS] of Warsaw; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildre; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel SMITH, Bremen; Mrs. Kathryn OVERLANDER and Mrs. Ed (Irene) WIDEMAN, both of Akron; three brothers, Robert KAMP, Wakarusa; Harvey and Forrest [KAMP], both of Akron. One son, four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday 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.

Willia Bryant
Willie BRYANT, 82, South Bend, died Wednesday in that city. He was the brother of Mrs. Goldie O'CONNELL and Mrs. Bertha CLARK, both of Rocester, and Mrs. Eva LANDIS, of Akron.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend.

Mary E. Pickens
Mary E. PICKENS, 80, Kewanna, died at r:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Pickens was born Oct 2, 1894, in Pulaski county to Jonas and Melinda ECKELBERNER WERNER. Her first marriage was in 1913 to Pearl E. SHAW, who died in July, 1938. In 1942 she was married to William C. PICKENS, who died in 1973. Mrs. Pickens was a member of the Bruce Lake Community church and the Community Circle.
Surviving her are three sons, Cleon W. SHAW, Goshen; John E. SHAW, English, Ind., and Paul R. SHAW, Twelve Mile; four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle COOK, Mrs. Naomi MARKLEY and Mrs. Rose RETEBUCK, Logansport, and Mrs. Mildred TROUTMAN, Akron; four step-sons, Walter PICKENS, Rochester; Ray PICKENS, South Bend, and Ross PICKENS, Michigan City; two step-daughters, Mrs. Naomi TYLER, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Dorothy MURRAY, Logansport; nineteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. One brother, one grandchild, one step-so and one step-daughter preceded.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Harrison Garden Chapel, Kewanna. Burial will be in Moon cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 5, 1975

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Monday, April 7, 1975

Eleanor White
Mrs. Eleanor "Dorothy" WHITE, 64, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted Saturday.
She was born Dec. 28, 1910 in Holyoke, Mass. to Joseph and Jane McKENTRICK BARIO. Her marriage was July 19, 1937 in Albany, N.Y. to Charles W. WHITE. He preceded in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kay (Charlene) HART, Macy; one brother, Charles WHITE, Bruson, Fla.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Richard (Joann) GREEN, Holyoke, Mass.; Miss Baranara WHITE, Midras, India; fourteen grandchildren; one sister, Miss Martha BARIO, Holyoke, Mass. Her parents and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Harold A. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

Loyal D. Niles
Loyal D. NILES, 54, Monticello, died about 10:30 p.m. Saturday of a heart attack suffered while he was at the Rochester Elks lodge. The body was taken to Monticello.

Tuesday, April 8, 1975

Minnie P. Ballenger
Mrs. Minnie Pearl BALLENGER, 77, former resident of R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Rochester nursing home where she had been a patient four years.
She was born June 30, 1897 in Fulton county to Charles and Saddie RICHARDSON SWARTZLANDER. Her marriage was in 1912 to Allen BALLENGER. He preceded in death. She had lived her entire life in Fulton county.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Bonnie) BEATTIE, R.R. 3, Rochester; one son, Devane BALLENGER, Mishawaka; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Robert UTTER, Akron.
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 I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday, April 9, 1975

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Thursday, April 10, 1975

Dolores Lamunion
Mrs. Dolores LAMUNION, 81, Tyner, Ind., died Wednesday at 7:33 a.m. at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth.
She was born March 2, 1914, in Kewanna, to Lloyd and Hazel WOOLINGTON, who survive. Her marriage was on April 10, 1932, to Forrest LAMUNION, who died in 1973.
Surviving with the parents are five daughters, Mrs. John (Joy) JENNINGS, Argos; Mrs. Rich (Shirley) RICHARDSON, Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Tom (Carol) HUEBNER, Sacremento, Cal.; Mrs. John (Beverly) STRATTON, Logansport, and Miss Dianne LAMUNION, Plymouth; three sons, Norman [LAMUNION], Elkhart; Dennis [LAMUNION], South Bend, and Roger [LAMUNION], Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Rosetta NEWGENT, Kewanna; Mrs. Gerald (Wilma) OSBORN, Culver, and Mrs. Joe (Edna) AVERY, Ohio, and fourteen grandchildren.
Services will be saturday at 2 p.m. at Van Gilder funeral home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday.

Friday, April 11, 1975

Rosa A. Widner
Rosa A. [WIDNER], 87, South Bend, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday at the Ridgedale nursing home, South Bend. Her death followed an extended illness.
She was born March 15, 1888, in Fulton county, and moved to South Bend from Pierceton 15 years ago. Mrs. Widner's marriage was on March 15, 1906, infulton county, to Elmer WIDNER, who died Feb. 28, 1955.
Surviving are one brother, Russell GROSS, South Bend, and one sister, Eva SMITH, Fort Wayne.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Guisinger Colonial Chapel, South Bend. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery, Palestine. Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday.

Henry F. Sprister
Henry F. SPRISTER, 65, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Miller Merry Manor at Warsaw. He had bee ill one year.
He was born April 5, 1910 in Sturgis, Mich. to Frank and Nellie SMITH SPRISTER. His marriage ws in 1943 in Ontagon, Mich. to [DeVona D.] McCLOUD. She died in 1972. He was a tool and die maker and later a chimpanzee trainer.
Surviving are one son, William [SPRISTER] of Sturgis, Mich.; a step-son, Charles BRYLE, also of Sturgis; four gradchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Arthur Foelliger
Arthur FOELLINGER, 79, Fort Wayne, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at his residence. His death followed a lengthy illness.
Foellinger was the father of Bob FOELLINGER, former president of the First National Bank, Rochester, who died in 1960.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth FOELLINGER, Jackson, Tenn.; two grandsons, Robert [FOELLINGER], South Bend, and David [FOELLINGER], Rochester, and a daughter, Mrs. George (Patty) SMITH, Covington, Ky.

Saturday, April 12, 1975

Dr. Virgil C. Miller
Dr. Virgil C. MILLER, 65, Akron physician since 1936, died at 2:35 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted Thursday. He had been in ill health two years, serious fo two months.
Born Dec. 1, 1909, in Fulton county, he was the son of Clem and Rose BOWEN MILLER and had spent his lifetime in Fulton county. His marriage was Aug. 1, 1934, in Indianapolis to Mae FULTON, who survives.
Dr. Miller was a member of the Akron Methodist church, Akron Masonic lodge, of which he was past master; Fort Wayne Shrine, Akron Order of Eastern Star, a past worthy patron; Fulton County Medical Society, and medical staff of Woodlawn hospital.
He was past president of the Akron town board, was serving as a member of the Henry Township advisory board, was director of the Akron Exchange State Bank since 1958, member of the Akron Chamber of Commerce and graduate of Indiana University school of medicine in 1935.
He began his practice of medicie in Akron in 1936 following the death of his brother, Dr. Russell MILLER of Akron.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mitchell (Dorothy Rose) LEAVELL, Jackson, Miss.; one son, Dr. Charlers MILLER, Akron; five gradchildren; one sister, Mrs. Al (Annabelle) NIXON, Plymouth; one brother, Donald MILLER, Columbia City.
Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Revs. John MOORE and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetry. Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home, where Masonic rites will be read at 8 p.m. Sunday. The family requests that donations be made to the Akron Methodist Church Fund.

Thelma Morrett Craig
Mrs. Thelma (LUKENS) MORRETT CRAIG, 70, Akron, died at 12:30 a.m. today at her home of a heart attack; death was unexpected. She had been ill for six months.
She was born July 9, 1904, in Wabash county to George and Bertha MORRETT LUKENS and had resided all her life in Fulton county. She was married Nov. 15, 1919, in Wabash to Wilbur MORRETT, who died in 1960. On June 23, 1968, she married Oren CRAIG, who died in 1974. She was a member of the Akron Church of God, the Missionary Society, the WCTU and the Lincoln Ladies Aid.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Asa (Mildred) HINES, North Manchester, and Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) HOFFMAN, Claypool; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles LUKENS, North Manchester, and William LUKENS, Dowagiac, Mich.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dorris (Mildred) HARROLD, Akron and Mrs. Ray (Susie) RILEY, Kokomo; two step-sons, William CRAIG, Akron and George CRAIG, Newcastle township.
Two brothers preceded in death.
Rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron aftr 4 p.m. Monday until noon Tuesday and at the church for an hour before services.

Monday, April 14, 1975

Lee Conover
Lee CONOVER, 70, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
He was born May 9, 1904 in Lawrenceville, Ill., to Walter and Anna STRANGE CONOVER. His marriage was Sept. 20, 1925 in Crown Point to Ann JAMES. She died in 1974. He had resided in this county 33 years, coming from Whiting. He was a retired employee of Atlantic Richfield oil refinery in East Chicago.
Surviving are two sons, Charles S. [CONOVER], Anderson, and William W. [CONOVER], Hammond; two step-sons, James [SWAN] of Calumet City, Ill., and Howard L. SWAN, of Santa Barbara, Cal.; seventeen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John (Beulah) FULLER, Hammond; two brothers, Sam and Woodrow CONOVER, both of Provo, Utah. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Harold E. Partridge
Harold E. PARTRIDGE, 61, R.R. 5, Rochester, died of an apparent heart attack unexpectedly at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
He was born Sept. 17, 1913 in Forrest, Ind. to Frank and Lydia SOMSEL PARTRIDGE. His marriage was May 16, 1936 to Opal HOLLOWAY. She survives. His occupation was farming and he was a member of the First Baptist church.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Phillip (Patricia) THOMPSON, Rochester; Mrs. Cecil (Bonita) NICKELL, Manhattan, Kans.; five grandsons, Brent, Barry and Brad THOMPSON, all of Rochester, and Andrew and David NICHOL, of Manhattan, Kans.; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth KALMBACHER, Kokomo; Mrs. Ruby WHITE, South Bend; Mrs. Esther HAWK, Rochester; one broher, Paul PARTRIDGE, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

James V. Reyes
Word was received today of the death March 30 of James Vernon REYES, 25, son of Mr. ad Mrs. Trinidad REYES, 6319 Edgefield street, Lakewood, Cal. The mother is the former Joanna AULT, daughter of Mrs. Joseph O. AULT of Rochester and the late Mr. Ault.
Mr. Reyes was born Oct. 3, 1949. Surviving are the parents; the maternal gradmother, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Joel R. Stahl
Joel Rigdon STAHL, 79, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted a few hours earlier.
He was born July 18, 1895 in Macy to James and Susan BROWN STAHL and had resided most of his life in the Macy area. He was married Nov. 24, 1917 to Gertrude SMITH, who survives. He was retired from the Norfolk and Wester railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance Personnel.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Abraham (Bertha) HUFF and Mrs. John (Opal Jean) PONTIUS, both of Macy; four sons, Richard and Raymond [STAHL], both of Macy; Noble [STAHL], LaPorte, and Wayne [STAHL], Akron; twenty-six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Velma DAVIS, Highland. Two sisters ad two brothers preceded in death.
Interment services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Macy Plainview cemetery with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 15, 1975

Cloe Briggs
Mrs. Cloe HOLMES BRIGGS, 84, Lafayette, a former Rochester resident, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Turtle Creek nursing home in Lafayette.
A Lafayette resident since 1952, Mrs. Briggs was born in St. Joseph, Ill., on April 1, 1891. Her husband, Raymond BRIGGS, died in 1952.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Lou Jean) SMITH, West Lafayette, and Mrs. Earl (Mary Ellen) HILL, Lafayette; one son, John [BRIGGS], Fort Wayne.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thurday at Soller-Baker West chapel with burial in Maple Lawn cemetery in Flora. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at he West chapel.

Wednesday, April 16, 1975

Sherilyn Skinner
Final rites were conducted Saturday in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church for Sherilyn SKINNER, 24, Cohutta, Ga. who died unexpectedly April 9 in Georgia. The Revs. Richard LOCKNER and Keith SMITLEY officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. The Fry and Lange funeral home of Winamac was in charge of the arrangements.
Miss Skinne was a former resident of the Bruce Lake area and was teaching school in Cohutta, Ga.
She was born Feb. 4, 1951 at Rochester to Harry and Belva WILLIAMS SKINNER, who survive. She was a resident of the Bruce Lake area most of her life and was a member of the First United Methodist church in Vernell, Ga.
Surviving with her parents are three sisters, Mrs. Charlotte ROWLAND, Taft, Cal.; Mrs. Marlene BOWERS, Mandarin, Fla. and Mrs. Marcia LINK, Winamac; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur WILLIAMS, Kewana.

Esther Tyler
Mrs. Esther TYLER, 69, former Argos resident, died at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday in the Carlysle nursing home in South Bend. She had been ill nine years.
She was born Jan. 5, 1906 in South Bend to Victor E. and Myrta COOKE NEFF. She was a retired employee of the UniRoyal company of Mishawaka and a member of the Argos United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Jack [TYLER], Glendora, Cal.; one sister, Margaret NEFF, Argos, and one brother, Henry [NEFF] of South Bend.
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 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Iva Martin
Mrs. Iva MARTIN, 75, Marion, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Indianapolis Methodist hospital. She had bee ill two months.
Born in Gosport, Ind., Mrs. Martin moved to Marion 32 years ago. She recently retired as a cafeteria employee at RCA in Marion.
Surviving are three sons, James [MARTIN], Grant county; Robert [MARTIN], Rochester, and Myron [MARTIN], Tunker, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Max (Viola) KEPLINGER and Mrs. Claude (Ruby) TAYLOR, both of Grant county; Mrs. Billy (Janet) HENDERSON, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Marvin (Jenny) MEREDITH, Marion; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Berta RUFF and Mrs. Eula HAIG, both of Martinsville, and Mrs. Florence SHEFIELD, Bloomington, Ind.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Boulevard Church of the Nazarene, Marion, with the Rev. George HEMMINGSER officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memory cemetery in Huntington county. Friends may call at the raven funeral home, Marion, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 17, 1975 to Friday, April 18, 1975

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Saturday, April 19, 1975

Dorothy K. Jung
Mrs. Dorothy K. JUNG, 70, Argos, died at 3:10 p.m. Friday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth. She was seriously ill for two weeks with a heart condition.
Born Nov. 10, 1904, in Tipton, to Shelby and Eunice MILLER HOWARD, Mrs. Jung moved to Argos in 1937 from Plymouth. She was a summer resident of Lake Manitou. Her marriage was on Sept. 15, 1923, in Tipton, to John S. JUNG, who died Aug. 15, 1974. Mrs. Jung was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, United Methodist Women of the church, Argos American Legion Auxiliary and its past president parley, High Neighbors club and Jolly-Over-50 club.
Surviving are one daugher, Miss Charlotte JUNG, Argos; two sons, Keith [JUNG], Des Moines, Ia., and Kenneth [JUNG], Grand Rapids, Mich; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Eugene HOWARD, Peru. One son, Tom [JUNG], died March 10, 1974, and one sister, Gadys [HOWARD], and one brother, Russell [HOWARD], also preceded.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Revs. Robert HANSEN and Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetry. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-9 p.m. Sunday. The family will accept memorials to the Critical Care unit of Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

Jesse R. Swihart
Jesse R. SWIHART, 86, died at 9:35 p.m. riday in Miller's Merry Manor nursing home at Plymouth. He had been in failing health six months.
He was born Jan. 13, 1889 near Argos to Lewis and Margaret BUNDY SWIHART and had lived in Plymouth 18 y6ears, moving there from R.R. 4, Plymouth. He was a retired employee of the Oliver corporation of South Bend.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Nora) HOLCOMB, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Joe (Lona) SHAFFER, Argos, and a brother, Milo H. SWIHART, R.R. 1, Plymouth

Monday, April 21, 1975

Rose Dale Siders
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Rose DALE SIDERS of Minot, N.D. She was the mother of Mrs. Hugh MATHIAS of R.R. 6, Rochester.
Mrs. Siders was born June 23, 1892 in Iowa. She was a former resident of the Fulton and Twelve Mile commnities. Her first marriage was to John DALE and her second was to C. A. SIDERS. Both preceded in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mathias and Mrs. Dave (Mary) CARSON of Lexington, N.C.; four sons, William J. DALE, Stockton, Cal.; Charles SIDERS, Dilworth, Minn.; Marion J. SIDERS, Palo Alto, Cal.; Robert L. SIDERS, Fremont, Cal.; two step-sons, Lawrence SIDERS, Fletchers Lake; Harley SIDERS, Macy; three step-daughters, Mrs. J. H. (Mable) BOULET Jr., Brevard, N.C.; Mrs. Elmer (Edith) HOLIDAY, R.R. 2, Kewanna; Mrs. Frances SPARROW, Salem, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. Frances KUBIK, Calmar, Ia.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lori Ann Perry
Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. today for Lori Ann PERRY, infant daughter of William A. and Beverly SMITLEY PERRY, 1019 Albrock, Grissom Air Force Base, Peru, who died at 8 p.m. Friday at Dukes hospital, Peru.
Burial was at Pleasant Hill cemetery, Bruce Lake with the Rev. Kenneth BROAD officiating. Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving with the parents are a broher, Michael [PERRY], at home the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver H. PERRY Jr., Star City; the maternal grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Keith SMITLEY, R.R. 1, Kewanna; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver H. PERRY Sr., Star City; the maternal great-grandfather, Irvin POLING, Bluffton, and aunts and uncles.

William L. Kennell
Final rites were conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home for William L. KENNELL, 90, former Rochester resident who died Saturday at the home of his daughter in Watseka, Ill. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
He was born May 25, 1884, in Rochester to John and Elizabeth WALES KENNELL. His marriage was June 6, 1903 in Rochester to Gertrude GARNER. She died Oct. 19, 1970. He was a farmer in the Burton community until his retirement. He was a member of the Watseka United Methodist church.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Miriam SAUER, Watseka, Ill.; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. One son, a daughter and one sister preceded in death.

Tuesday, April 22, 1975

Curt C. Burkhart
Curt C. BURKHART, 34, who gained national recognition as a professional photographer, died Monday afternoon of a heart attack while boating on the Tippecanoe river near his home, west of the city.
Junior GOOD, county coroner, said this morning following an autopsy that Burkhart apparently suffered a coronary occlusion while trying to dislodge his boat from a sand bar. He was recuperating from a previous heart attack.
The sheriff's department said that Burkhart's body was found about 9:30 p.m. Monday in his boat, three-quarters of a mile east of the Pendleton bridge, which is on County Road 200 West.
Making the discovery was Cleon CONWELL, a neighbor, and Bonnie KOLOC of Chicago, a friend of Burkhart's and a prominent popular singer.
The boat was lodged on the sand bar and was three-fourths filled with water. Burkhart was stretched across the back of the boat with part of his body, including his head, submerged.
Conwell's son, Terry [CONWELL], informed the sheriff's office about 9:20 p.m. that Burkhart had been missing since 3 o'clock that afternoon. Miss Koloc said that he had gone onto the river alone.
While Terry Conwell phoned for help, the elder Conwell and Miss Koloc set out in their own boat to search for Burkhart. Police arrived at the river at 9:43 p.m., shortly after Conwell and Miss Koloc discovered the body.
Conwell told the sheriff's office that Burkhart never fished but often traveled the river by boart.
He had been living at the river, east of the bridge, in recent months while recuperating from the heart attack he suffered about a year ago.
Burkhart had maintained a studio in Chicago for 10 years, from where he earned national honors for excellence in photography. His workd in the commercial photo field had appeared in Life, Look, Playboy, Time, Esquire, Fortune and Newsweek magazines.
His photographs won awards from the Chicago International Film Festival and from the International Film Festival in New York.
A graduate of Rochester high school, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. JOHNSON of Lake Manitou. Graduating from Wabash college in 1963, Burkhart began his career as a stagehand for Twentieth Century Fox studios in Hollywood, worked as a news photographer for The Los Angeles Times and was national advertising administrator for Cummins Engine company in Columbus, Ind., before opening his Chicago studio.
In 1973, he staged a one-man hotographic essay show at Wabash college, consisting of a 12-year collection of pictures taken around Rochestr. During that time, he conducted photo workshops for Wabash students.
He also worked in filmmaking and theatre direction and his photography is represented in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Last rites are tentatively set or Saturday morning at the Zimmerman Brothers funerl home.

Ben McCloughan
Ben McCLOUGHAN, 54, R.R. 1, Akron, was killed this morning when a tree limb hit him in the forehead as he was cutting trees with Orval FITTON on Fitton's farm 2 1/2 miles north of Akron. Mr. McCloughan was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital.
The accident occurrd about 10 a.m. Junior D. GOOD, Fulton county coroner, said death was due to severe trauma from a fracture of a skull.
Rites are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

Dessa Hudkins
Mrs. Dessa HUDKINS, 85, 318 West Eighth street, died Monday at 10:05 p.m. in the Rochester nursing home where she had been a patient two months.
She was born May 31, 1889 in the Burton area to F. L. and Rosanna OVERMYER. Her marriage was March 20, 1910 in Rochester to William F. HUDKINS. He died Aug. 31, 1968. She had lived her entire life in this area and was a member of the Burton United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daugher, Mrs. Howard (Elnora) TETER, of Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Cecil HUDKINS, Mesa, Ariz., and William F. HUDKINS, Stoughton, Wis.; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ross (Carrie) MOORE of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the charity of one's choice.

Augusta Fear
Mrs. Augusta FEAR, 83, Argos, died at 7:44 a.m. today in Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth where she had been a patient five months. She had been in failing health three years.
She was born Sept. 17, 1891 in Green township of Marshall county to Lewis and Sarah WARNER ABAIR. She married Dilas FEAR in 1910; he died in 1934. She was a lifetime resident of the Argos area.
Surviving are two daughtrs, Mrs. Everett (Opal) BOWELL, Argos, and Mrs. Mary SLABAUGH, Bourbon; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. A daughter, Mrs. Zella HOOKER, preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Pastor Daniel P. TALBOT officiting. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.Wednesday, April 23, 1975

Benjamin F. McCloughan
Final rites for Benjamin F. McCLOUGHAN, 54, R.R. 1, Akron, who was fatally injured Tuesday morning while cutting trees, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Silver Creek Church of God. The Rev. James MARTIN will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and at the church for an hour before services.
Mr. McCloughan suffered a skull fracture when a tree limb hit him in the forehead as he was working with Orval FITTON on Fitton's farm 2 1/2 miles north of Akron.
Mr. McCloughan was born Aug. 18, 1920 in Niles, Mich., to Frank and Emma SECOR McCLOUGHAN and had resided all his life in Fulton county. He was married March 29, 1941 in Kosciusko county to Zelma TULLIS, who survives. He was a farmer and a member of the Silver Creek Church of God. He was a World War II vetran, serving with the U.S. Navy in Korea.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Sandra) STREIT, Goshen, and Mrs. David (Sheila) BUNENBURG, Mentone; a son, Ted [McCLOUGHAN], R.R. 1, Akron; Mrs. Amous (Minnie) ENGLE, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Lester (Elsie) ROBBINS, Big Rapids, Mich. Four brothers preceded in death.

Curt C. Burkhart
Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery for Curt Cole BURKHART, 34, who died Monday afternoon of a heart attack while boating on the Tippecanoe river near his home west of the city.
The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate at the rites. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Burkhart, who had been in ill health since suffering a heart attack in March 1974, had gained national recognition as a professional photographer. He maintained studios in Chicago until his recent illness and in the past decade had won numerous honors for his photographs, including awards from International Film Festivals in Chicago and New York.
His work was exhibitied in 1971 and 1973 at Wabash college, from which he graduated in 1963; at galleries in Chicago and Evanston, Ill., and at the Art Institute of Chicago. His photographs appeared in many of the leading national magazines.
He was born June 20, 1940, in Coldwater, Kan., the son of Harlan and Malee HARDING BURKHART. He graduated from Rochester high school and, after taking his degree at Wabash, worked as a news photographer for The Los Angeles Times.
Surviving are the step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. JOHNSON of Lake Manitou; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Dixie) BLAIR, Monticello, and an aunt, Mrs. Darlene LASATER, Rochester.

Maurice E. Gill
Maurice Edward GILL, 94, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Canterbury Manor nursing home.
Born Aug. 28, 1880, Mr. Gill lived his entire life in Wayne township of Fulton county. His marriage was on June 4, 1902, in Logansport, to Margaret A. HAWKINS, who died Nov. 23, 1967. He was retired as a farmer, realtor, auto salesman, cattle dealter and livery stable owner. Mr. Gill was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic church, Kewanna.
One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna with Father Richard SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ann's cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison Memorial Garden chapel in Kewanna after 4 p.m. Thursday. The Rosary will be recited Thursday at 8 p.m.

Howard L. Conrad
Howard Lee CONRAD, 39, 1005 Monroe street, died unexpectedly at 10:43 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admittd Tuesday evening.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday April 24, 1975

Howard L. Conrad
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grace United Methodist church for Howard Lee CONRAD, 1005 Monroe street, who died unexpectedly at 10:43 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Laurence I. SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home until 11:30 a.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart fund or to the charity of one's choice.
Mr. Conrad was born May 27, 1935 in Fulton county to Oren and Marjorie STOCKBERGER CONRAD. They prceded in death. His marriage was to Lois BENNETT on June 23, 1965 in Edmonton, Ky. She survives. He was employed by the Bendix corporation of South Bend and had lived in this community all his life. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and the board of trustees of the church. He was president of the "Kum Join Us" Sunday school class. Mr. Conrad was Rochestr city chairman for the Republican party and committeeman for Precinct 8. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW Post at Rochester. He was a member of the Bendix union Local Nine.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, the Misses Hope and Faith CONRAD, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Helen) BICK, Plymouth, and Mrs. Bill (Bonnie) BURKETT, R.R.1, Akron; his step-mother, Mrs. Maxine CONRAD, Akron; two step-sisters, Norma SHRIVER, R.R. 1, Silver Lake and Miss Janice SMITH, Warsaw; one uncle, Harold STOCKBERGER, Louisville, Ky., and nieces and nephews.

O. C. Gibbons
O. C. GIBBONS, 72, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth where he had been a patient two days.
He was born Sept. 1, 1902 in Marshall county to Frank and Lilly WILSON GIBBONS. His marriage was June 3, 1928 in Marshall county to Freda FLAY, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a lifetime resident of the Rochester community. He was associated with the Santa Ana United Methodist church and a member of the Maxinkckee I.O.O.F. lodge 373, Rebekah lodge 844 and the East Side Conservation club.
Survving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Lee (Bonnie) SMITH, R.R. 3, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth FREESE and Miss Clara GIBBONS, both of R.R. 3, Rochester; three brothers, J. L. GIBBONS, of Argos; Everett [GIBBONS], R.R. 1, Culver, and Francis [GIBBONS], of R.R. 3, Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday 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 after 2 p.m. Friday where the I.O.O.F. lodge of Mxinkuckee will conduct memorial services at 8:30 p.m.

James A. Bolin
James A. BOLIN, 68, Bremen, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial hospital in Arcadia, Fla.
He was born June 12, 1906, in Argos to Charles and Emma RADER BOLIN. His marriage was Jan. 31, 1929 at Lafayette to Helen ANDERSON, who survives. He was a retired employee of the NIPSCO corporation and a member of the First Presbyterian church of Plymouth. He had resided in Florida four years, moving from Bremen.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Barbara) OGDEN of Culver; three sons, Charles [BOLIN], of Cupertino, Cal.; Glen [BOLIN] of Leroy, N.Y., and Donald [BOLIN], of Galveston; one sister, Mrs. Margaret ECKMAN, Culver; seven grandchildren; four grat-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. James CAMPBELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 pm. on Friday and from 4-9 p.m. Saturday. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Emphysema Fund of the American Lung Association.

Forrest J. Higley
Forrest J. HIGLEY, 61, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been ill 10 years.
He was born Dec. 19, 1913 in South Shore, Ky., to Maxwell and Etta May HOWERTON HIGLEY. His marriage was Oct. 14, 1933 to Doretha BROWER. She survives. He had resided in the Claypool area since 1969, moving from Marion. He was a retired employee of the Dana Corporation and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police at Wabash, the Masonic Lodge 295 at LaFontaine and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite.
Also surviving are one son, Stephen [HIGLEY] of Kokomo; one sister, Miss Doris HIGLEY, R.R. 1, Claypool.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akon. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Ruth I. Lofland
Mrs. Ruth I. LOFLAND, 76, former Kewanna resident, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Manatee Memorial hospital in Bradenton, Florida.
She was born April 18, 1899 in Kewanna to A. R. and Laura MILLISOR SPANGLER. Her marriage was to Paul O. LOFLAND; he survives. She was a rtired registred nurse and a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Surviving are two brothers, Clifford [SPANGLER] of Dilworth, Minn., and Elmer [SPANGLER] of Milwaukee, Wis.
Final rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Friday, April 25, 1975

Harvey Elliott
Harvey ELLIOTT, 74, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 3:45 a.m. today at his home following an illness of one year.
He was born June 30, 1900 in Berne, Ind., to Edward and Della TEETER ELLIOTT. He has married Jan. 31, 1923 in North Liberty to Lillie SNYDER, who survives. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and was a retired farmer and livestock hauler. He also was a musician, playing the guitar for the Elliott band of Tippecanoe with his son, Jake.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, William "Jak" [ELLIOTT], R.R. 2, Bourbon, and Robert Gene [ELLIOTT], South Bend; four grandchildren; four sisters and three brothers.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating. Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, April 26, 1975

Vivian M. Turnipseed
Mrs. Vivian M. TURNIPSEED, 68, R.R. 2, Mary, died at 2 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital shortly after being admitted. She had been in failing health six weeks.
She was born Sept. 1, 1906 near Peru to Frank and Ella CATTIN SHAFER and had resided most of her life in the Macy community. She was married to Kenneth TURNIPSEED, who died in 1951.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Loren (Ardith) BOOKS, Mexico; Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) STAHL, Mrs. Francis (Maxine) GIBSON, Mrs. Raymond (Virginia) STAHL and Mrs. Harold (Marilyn) WAGONER, all of Macy; Mrs. Richard (Alice) GRAF, Wabash, and Miss Barbara TURNIPSEED, New Castle; two sons, Kenneth [TURNIPSEED], of Fulton, and Dean [TURNIPSEED], of Macy; twenty-five gradchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mable GRIMES, Peru; Mrs. Arhur (Hazel) HARTZ, Alexandria, and Mrs. Lloyd (Roselyn) BENNER, Wabash. Two sons, three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. Jack HOWARD and James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 28, 1975

Ruth I. Lofland
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna for Mrs. Ruth I. LOFLAND, 76, with the Rev. Sam OLSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lofland, a former Kewanna resident, died Wednesday in Bradenton, Fla.

Donald M. Beattie Sr.
Donald M. BEATTIE Sr., 63, Gary, died at 6:05 a.m. Saturday at Community hospital, Munster
Mr. Beattie was born Nov. 8, 1911 in Fulton county to Mark and Eva WARE BEATTIE. He moved to Gary from South Bend nine years ago. His marriage was June 15, 1961 at Marion to Mary OREN, who died in 1973. He was the chapter manager of the National Electrical Contractors association and a member of the Oark Temple, Hammond; Avalon Grotto; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, South Bend, and a veteran of World War II.
Surviving is one son, Donald M. [BEATTIE] Jr., Rochester; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Faye MILLS, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Blanche DICE, Rochester. Two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after noon Tuesday.

Dr. Frank W. Dennie
Dr. Frank W. DENNIE, 87, retired veterinarian and long-time resident of Newcastle township died Saturday at his winter residence in St. Petersburg, Fla.
He was born Oct. 7, 1887 at Bourbon to A. J. and Minnie WILLIAMS DENNIE. His marriage was July 8, 1908 in Newcastle township to Edith ROUCH. She died Aug. 15, 1968. Dr. Dennie was employed 30 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was a graduate of Chicago Veterinary college. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Rochester ad a 62-year member of the Masonic lodge in Morgan Park, Ill.
Survivors include half-b rothers, John DENNIE, St. Petersburg, Fla., Chancy DENNIE, Argos; half-sisters, Mrs. Ruth HUFFMAN, Argos; Mrs. Herman (Dorothy) McCALL, Rochester; Mrs. Daisy SHAW, mentone; Mrs. Nellie PERSON, Warsaw; Mrs. Orpha FISHHOFF, San Leandro, Cal.; four nieces, Mrs. Loren TITUS, South B end; Mrs. Bulah RITTER and Mrs. Thelma HALL, both of Lakeville, and Mrs. Louellen WHOOSTEE of Michigan, one nephew, John ROUCH, Clevelad.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday 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 where the Masonic lodge will conduct memorial servides at 7:30 p.m. today.

Dewey R. Warner
Dewey R. WARNER, 76, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth where he had been a patient two months. He was born June 9, 1898 in Maries county, Mo., to Oliver and Martha MORLEN WARNER. He was married Feb. 2, 1919 in Argos to Harriett BENDER, who died Nov. 29, 1972. He was a lifetime resident of the Argos area and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Marshall County Farm Bureau.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Geneva) NELSON, Highland; a son, Cecil [WARNER], R.R. 2, Argos; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiatig. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the Jordan Baptist church.

Tuesday, April 29, 1975

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Wednesday, April 30, 1975

A. T. McKelvey
A. T. "Tom" McKELVEY, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday morning at his home in Mishawaka, 126 North Middleboro street. He had been in ill health, but death was unexpected.
Surviving are the wife, the former Hope VAWTER of this city, and one son, Robert [McKELVEY], Farmington, Mich.
Last rites will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Hollis-Palmer funeral home in South Bend with burial in Mishawaka. Friends may call at the funeral home, 2528 Mishawaka avenue, from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Thursday, May 1, 1975

Carter Deeds
Carter DEEDS, 50, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 5:25 a.m. today in Dukes hospital at Peru following a one-year illness.
He was born Dec. 7, 1924 in Porter county to Guy William and Mahala CLINGAMAN DEEDS and had resided in the Macy area since 1944, moving there from Winamac. He was married Sept. 12, 1947 in Denver to Betty STUBER, who died in 1974. He was co-owner of the Deeds Brothers Construction company and was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church, the Deedsville I.O.O.F. and was on the board of the Tri-Township YMCA, the Wabash Vocational School and the Indiana Drainage association.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Carletta) WELCH, Muncie, and Debra [DEEDS], at home; a son, Carter DEEDS II, at home; a granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. John (Jean) SHEPPARD, Winamac; Mrs. Roy (Deloris) LOWE, Dunkirk, and Mrs. Chester (Sandy) MILLER, Peru, and four brothers, Dale [DEEDS], of Deedsville; Lyle, Guy and Jerry [DEEDS], all of Macy.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ebenezer United Methodist church with the Rev. Don RITCHEY and Robert JARBOE officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and at the church for one hour before services.

Friday, May 2, 1975

J. Alva Hedger
J. Alva HEDGER, 80, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 5:06 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
He was born Jan. 23, 1895 in Ridgeway, Ill. to Rueben and Minnie LEMONS HEDGER. His marriage was to Virginia M. CUMMINGS on May 3, 1946 at Bluffton. She survives. He was a retired crane operator at the Continental Steel corporation in Kokomo. He was a member of the First Baptist church.
Also surviving are two sons, Alvie L. [HEDGER], Provo, Utah, and Elmer [HEDGER], of Kokomo; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma BEALS, Kokomo, and Mrs. Carol WOODHAM, of Georgia; one sister, Mrs. Mamie FLATY of Indianapolis; three half-sisters, Mrs. Helen BURGER, Kokomo; Mrs. Marie NOLDERO, Kokomo; Mrs. Blanche LIVINGSTON, Monticello; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. One son preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Highland Park church in Kokomo. The Revs. Dwight PATERSON and Sam OLSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday and from noon Monday until the hour of service at the church.

Julia Shoemaker
Mrs. Julia SHOEMAKER, 77, Argos, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth shortly after admittance.
She was born March 27, 1898 in South Bend to August and Agnes TOROK. Her first marriage was to Oscar PELTZ. He died in 1942. Her second marriage was to Joseph SHOEMAKER in 1957. He died in 1968. She had lived in Argos and Tippecanoe communities since 1928, moving from South Bend. She was a member of the Jolly Over 50 club.
Surviving are four [sic] daughters, Mrs. George (Hazel) UTTER, Plymouth; Mrs. Alex (Evelyn) KOVACHEZICH, South Bend; Mrs. Julius (Betty) SMILEY, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Marge TESTO, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Millie KANNOOT, Mishawaka; twenty-seven gradchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery in South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 3, 1975

Gertrude Ball
Mrs. Gertrude BALL, 84, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 2 a.m. today in the Greencroft nursing home in Goshen.
She was born May 11, 1890 in Fulton county to Ora and Delilah [ZOLMAN] LEECH. Her marriage was to Howard BALL. He died in 1935. She had lived all her life in the Akron community.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Mary) ADAMS, R.R. 2, Akron, and Ms. Beatrice GRIFFIS, Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary DUKES, Warsaw. Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, May 5, 1975

Leon C. Plummer
Leon C. PLUMMER, 78, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
He was born July 22, 1896, in Hebron to Terry and Eleanor LUDINGTON PLUMMER. His marriage was Feb. 11, 1919 in Rochester to Lottie SEDAM. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church in Logansport and a retired employee of the U.S. Rubber company in Mishawaka.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Adrian [PLUMMER], Cassopolis, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy OTTO, Kewanna; Mrs. Lela MASON, South Bend; Mrs. Betty FRICK, also of South Bend; one brother, John [PLUMMER], Hobart; three sisters, Mrs. Melissa EDWARDS, Valparaiso; Mrs. Retha JOLLIS, Hobart; Mrs. Eldina HENTSCHEL, Manitowoc, Wis.; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Three 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. Daniel WNDERSLEVEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, May 6, 1975

Lyman Burkett
Lyman BURKETT, former Rochester resident and Fulton county surveyor from 1936 to 1940, died Sunday in Los Angeles, Cal. of an apparent heart attack.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Utter and McKinley funeral home in Mission Hills, Cal. Burial will be in the Veterans cemetery there.

Wednesday, May 7, 1975 to Thursday, May 8, 1975

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Friday, May 9, 1975

Sadie Hisey
Mrs. Sadie HISEY, 86, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She was born Dec. 26, 1888 in Miami county to the Rev. Daniel and Abeline WHITMYER YOUNG. Her marriage was June 25, 1911 in St. Jo, Mich. to James Wilfred HISEY. He died Feb. 13, 1968. She had lived most of her life in Fulton county and was a member of the Talma Bible church.
Surviving are five sons, Gerald [HISEY], Macy; Doyle, Keith, Dale and Lowell [HISEY], all of R.R. 5, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Sherman (Viola) SWICK, Burket; Mrs. Ernest (Bertha) SILVEUS, Akron; Mrs. Herbert (Blanche) MERTON and Miss Opal YOUNG, both of Mishawaka; two brothers, Gordon YOUNG, Warsaw, and Earl YOUNG, Rochester; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren. One daughter, a son, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Delbert RUBERG will officiate. Burial will be in the Sandhill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Rolland Richard Roe Sr.
Rolland Richard ROE Sr., 49, 1229 Madison street, died Thursday at 5:40 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in ill health six years.
He was born Feb. 7, 1926 in Winamac to James and Edna BAUGH ROE and had lived here since 1944, moving here from Winamac. He had been employed by Sealed Power corporation for 16 years and served with the Navy in the Pacific theatre during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, Manitou VFW and Eagles lodge, all of Rochester.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Sharon) RHOADS, Lafayette, and Miss Rhonda ROE, Las Vegas, Nev.; four sons, Rolland R. [ROE] Jr., James S. [ROE], Gary W. [ROE], all of Rochester, and Kenneth M. [ROE], Nyona Lake; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy DAVIS, Rochester, and Mrs. Leo (Stella) TRIBBITT, South Bend; five brothers, Robert ad George [ROE], both of Rochester; Pete [ROE], Winamac; Henry [ROE], Kokomo, and Jack [ROE], South Bend. The parents, a son, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The American Legion and VFW will conduct graveside military rites.

Saturday, May 10, 1975

Walter E. Denny
Walter E. DENNY, 49, 1009 Pontiac street, was dead on arrival at Parkview hospital in Plymouth about midnight Friday. Marshall County Coroner George DEATON said death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Denny was spending the weekend with his family at the Jellystone park campgrounds on U.S. 30 year Plymouth.
Mr. Denny was an inspector and gauge setter at McGill Manifactring company in Culver. He was born march 3, 1926 in Royal Center to Joseph and Rose HOWARD DENNY and had lived in the Rochester area about 30 years. He was married July 29, 1963 in Rochester to Patty Ann GINTHER, who survives. He was a member of the Manitou FVW and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, Kenneth, Kevin and Kent [DENNY], all at home; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Edith) BRADY, Kewanna; a brother, George DENNY, Peru; the mother, Mrs. Rose STEPHEN, Rochester; a step-sister, Mrs. Evelyn DENNY, Peru; one step-brother, Charles SNETHEN Delphi; two half-sistrs, Mrs. Carol FLORY, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Joan CLINGLER, Delog; two half-brothers, Carl DENNY, Mishawaka, and James DENNY, Batesville, Ark. A half-brother prceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Fred KUEBLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. The VFW will conduct military graveside rites.

Monday, May 12, 1975

Helen J. Hite
Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Mrs. Helen J. HITE, 85, former Kewanna resident who died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Mishawaka. She had been ill several years.
She was born Aug. 10, 1889 in Northport, Mich. to Robert H. and Nonnette KILCHERMAN THOMAS. Her marriage was in 1919 in Kentucky to Frank C. HITE. He preceded in death. She was a retired registered nurse and lived in Mishawaka 13 years. She was a member of the Mishawaka Church of Christ and a veteran of World War I. She was an army nurse in the war.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Betty FRINK, Mrs. Georgia NICKLES, both of Mishawaka, Mrs. Helen CALHOUN, Leiters Ford, Mrs. Jo Anne WALTER, Osceola, and Miss Dorothy HITE, Mishawaka, one son Victor [HITE], Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Agnes RAYMOND, Traverse City, Mich.; two brothers, Robert H. THOMAS Jr. and Raymond P. THOMAS, both of Northport, Mich.; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded in death.

Betty J. Stayton
Mrs. Betty J. STAYTON, 50, Leiters Ford, died at 4 p.m. Sunday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where she was admitted earlier in the day following a heart seizure at her home.
She was born Aug. 13, 1924 in Delong to Grover and Pearl BONNELL KLINE and was a lifetime resident of the Leiters Ford area and was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church. She was married Oct. 14, 1947 in Leiters Ford to Guy E. STAYTON, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Jan Ellen) BUSARD, Delphos, O.; a brother, Robert C. KLINE, R.R. 1, Culver; six sisters, Mrs. Chester (Frances) BOWERSOX, of Florida; Mrs. Cloral (Berniece) HARTZ, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Albert (Wilomine) GINTHER, Chillicothe, O. Mrs. Laural (Margaret) CORBIN, Greencastle; Mrs. Raymond (Dorothy) BURCH, Monterey, and Mrs. Leon (LaJune) WELLING, Leiters Ford.
Last rits will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist church with the Rev. Philip LUTZ officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Frieds may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and at the church until time of service.

Clarence Coleman
Services were conducted at 2:30 a.m. today in the Gussinger funeral home in South Bend for Clarence "Pete} COLEMAN, 84, South Bend, who died Saturday in the Essex nursing home there. He had been a patient one week. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.
Mr. Coleman was a former Fulton resident. His marriage was to Eunice POENIX, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hugh (Rachel) SANDERS; two grandsons, Pete [SANDERS] of South Bend and Steve [SANDERS] of Smithtown, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey [COLEMAN], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Everett [COLEMAN], of Logansport.

Tuesday, May 13, 1975

Hazel F. Meredith
Mrs. Hazel F. MEREDITH, 84, former rural Argos resident, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth where she had been a patient four days.
She was born April 19, 1891 at Hammond. Her marriage was to Eugene MEREDITH. He died in 1945. She was a member of the First Baptist church of hammond and the Argos Chapter 265 Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are one son, Glendon MEREDITH, R.R. 2, Argos; four step-daughters, Mrs. Ed (Elnora) FERRIS of Argos; Mrs. Jane MILLER, Austin, Texas; Mrs. David (Lucille) WARNACUT, R.R. 5, Plymouth; Mrs. Gwenevere PUPPIE of San Antonio, Texas; two step-sons, Richard [MEREDITH] of South Bend and Gordon "Doad" MEREDITH of Argos.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 14, 1975

Ann M. Bickle
Mrs. Bernard (Ann Marie) BICKLE of Lake Manitou died about 12:20 p.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Louis W. Stretch
Louis W. STRETCH, 56, San Gabriel, Cal., a former Rochester resident, died of a heart attack at his home Tuesday evening.
He was born in Odell, Ill., Sept. 12, 1918 to Forrest and Clara STRETCH and moved to Rochester in 1929. He was a 1937 graduate of Rochester high school.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Larry RAPP, Forest Park, Ill.; five sisters, Mrs. Lyle (Lavonna) BAILEY, Mrs. Fred (Willa) WAGONER, Mrs. Francis (Martha) CARLSON, Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) TOWNSEND and Miss Marilyn STRETCH, all of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be Thursday morning in San Gabriel.

Ellen G. McClane
Mrs. Ellen G. McCLANE, 80, mentone, died at her home at 6 p.m. Monday of a heart attack.
She was born Jan. 4, 1895 in County Cork, Ireland and had lived in Mentone since 1935. She was married April 4, 1922 to Neal T. McCLANE, who died in 1952. She was a retired employee of the Frank Manufacturing company of Mentone and was a member of the Church of England.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Gertrude) SMYTHE, mentone, and Mrs. Cecil (Margaret) BURGER, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; a brother, Eldon SANDHAM, Liverpool, England; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Kenneth LEININGER officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Warsaw. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, May 15, 1975

Anna Marie Bickle
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Trinity United Methodist church for Mrs. Anna Marie BICKLE, 54, Lake Manitou resident, who died Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Woodlawn hospital. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Mrs. Bickle was born May 12, 1921 at Newark, O. to Allen and Helen QUEEN. Her marriage was Sept. 15, 1941 at Newark, O. to Bernard P. BICKLE, who survives. She had resided here 13 years, moving from Lorain, O. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church and the Rochester Elks Ladies Golf association. She was the manager of the Pro Shop at the Elks clubhouse.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Cathy and Kandi [BICKLE], both at home; two sons, Allen [BICKLE], of Rochester and Philip [BICKLE] of Culver; one grandson, Rodney BICKLE.

Ruthaford B. Gilbert
Ruthaford B. GILBERT, 66, Akron, died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at his home. He had been ill one year.
He was born Dec. 18, 1908, in Kosciusko county to Richard C. and Lydia BAKER GILBERT. He had resided all his life in the Akron area. He was married June 24, 1934 in Warsaw to Amanda HYNDMAN. He was retired from the North Manchester foundry. He was a member of the Columbia City Eagles lodge and the Channel 19 club.
Surviving are the wife; a son, John [GILBERT], R.R. 2, Akron; a granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Sadie) COTTON, Warsaw, and Mrs. Kenneth (Clara) JULIAN, Lima, O.; two brothers, William H. GILBERT and Andrew Otis GILBERT, both of Warsaw. Three brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery in Churubusco. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Ruth Byerline
Mrs. Ruth BYERLINE, mother of Billie BYERLINE, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Wednesday morning at Cole hospital in Champaign, Ill. She was a patient three weeks and seriously ill 10 days.
Among the survivors with her son is her husband, J. E. BYERLINE.
Final rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian church at Gibson City, Ill. Arrangements are by the Lamb funeral home in Gibson City.

Friday, May 16, 1975

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Saturday, May 17, 1975

Everett R. Cramblet
Everett Raymond CRAMBLET, 73, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 10:56 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. He was ill two months. Mr. Cramblet was born Feb. 28, 1902, in Lewis Town, Ill., to Frank and Ethel SMITH CRAMBLET. He lived in Mentone the past 25 years. His marriage was on Nov. 30, 1924, at Talma, to Dessie BROCKEY, who survives.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Paul [CRAMBLET], Phoenix, Ill., and Jack [CRAMBLET], Vista, Cal.; one brother, Artie [CRAMBLET], Marietta, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys DORMAN, West Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. Bernice RICE, Fort Meyers, Fla., and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Norman McVEY officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cometery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. The family requests that contributions be made to the new Woodlawn hospital cardiac unit. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Monday, May 19, 1975

Dillard W. Walker
Dillard W. WALKER, 72, R.R. 1, Mentone, (Palestine Lake), died at his home at 6:20 p.m. Saturday.
He was born Oct. 9, 1902 in Peru to John and Nancy RHEUANIOUS WALKER and moved to Mentone from Indianapolis 10 years ago. He was a retired baker. His wife, the former Marguerite HARTMAN, died Dec. 1, 1974.
Surviving are a brother, Floyd [WALKER], Redkey, and two sisters, Mrs. Eva BASH, Marion, and Mrs. Esther GARTHEE, Claypool.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Warren McCUEN officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Sweetser at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Maxine M. Burkholder
Mrs. Maxine M. BURKHOLDER, 57, New Waverly, died at 12:35 p.m. Sunday in Howard Community hospital in Kokomo after an illness of six months.
She was born to John and India BOONE ANGLE in Cass county April 8, 1918. She was married to John R. BURKHOLDER May 17, 1937. He survives.
Also surviving are a son, John [BURKHOLDER], Chicago, three sisters, Mrs. Carol JUSTICE, R.R. 4, Logansport; Mrs. Marianne JONES, Galveston, and Mrs. Jerri MANNING, R.R. 2, Galveston; five grandchildre; eight sisters, Mrs. Mildred HARRISON, R.R. 4, Rochester, Mrs. Vernie CARNEY, R.R. 4, Logansport; Mrs. Ruby SULLIVAN, R.R. 5, Peru; Mrs. Esther MORRIS, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Addie MILLER, Rives Junction, Mich.; Mrs. Owen JONES, R.R. 4, Peru; Mrs. Carl SCOTT, and Mrs Margaret KINGERY, both of R.R. 5, Logansport. Two brothers preceded in death.
She was a member of the Mexico German Baptist church.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mexico German Baptist church with Elders L.D. WOLF, Emmert ROOT and Clem SKILES officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain funeral home at U.S. 31 ad Ind. 16.

William H. Master
William H. MASTER, 82, Monterey, died unexpectedly at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at his residence from an apparent heart attack.
He was born Sept. 4, 1892 in Pulaski county to Alphus and Margaret SCHEUR MASTER. His marriage was Sept. 4, 1932 at South Bend to Frances V. CALHOUN, who survives. He was a veteran of World War I and had spent most of his life in the Monterey area. He was a member of the America Legion at Monterey and the VFW at Winamac. He was a retired carpenter.
Also surviving are one son, Paul W. MASTER, Plymouth; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Mary Frances) RUSCHAU, Ruston, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary ROURKE, South Bend, and Mrs. Celesta CONNELLY, East Chicago, Ind.; six grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Philip LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery where the Monterey American Legion Post will conduct graveside services. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Arlean M. Walters
Mrs. Arlean Marie WALTERS, 78, Mentone, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. She had been in ill health for several years.
She was born June 14, 1896 in Newcastle township of Fulton county to Russell and Lilly HARSH NORRIS and had resided all her life in the Talma-Mentone area. She was a member of the Talma United Methodist church. She was married to Russell WALTERS, who died in 1954.
Surviving are two sons, William [WALTERS], Mentone, and Floyd [WALTERS], Claypool; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbert (Lavera) UTTER, Athens; a brother, Sam NORRIS, Mentone; seven grandchildrn; twelve great-grandchildre, and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Walter HOUSE officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 20, 1975

Claude Wideman
Claude WIDEMAN, 72, Fulton county, died at 4 p.m. Monday in Canterbury Manor nursing home, where he had been a patient since 1971.
Born Dec. 18, 1902, in Fulton county, to John and Mary BARNES WIDEMAN, he was a retired farmer who lived most of his life in Fulton county.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lulu RILEY, Akron, and Mrs. Rhoda LAUGHNAN, Roann; four brothers, Cleo [WIDEMAN], Stroh; Clayton [WIDEMAN], Amboy and Edward and Homer [WIDEMAN], Akron; a half-sister, Mrs. Grace WILLIAMS, Akron, and a half-brother, Earl GIBSON, Rochester.
Services are tentatively set for Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Foster & Good funeral home. Friends may call aftr 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Mary E. Inman
Mrs. Mary E INMAN, 87, 219 West Seventh street, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth where she had been a patient one week. She had been ill 16 months.
She was born Oct. 7, 1887 in Rochester, to Williard and Alice BARB GOULD. Her marriage was in 1963 in Rochester to John INMAN. He died in 1964. She was an employee of the Rochester Telephone companty 50 years. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and attended the Harmony Class social events of the Church of God. She was a member of the Rochester Order of Eastern Star, Bethel Shrine 26, Evergreen Rebekah lodge, Monday Dinner club, Patriotic club, Ladies Auxiliary of Patriarch Militant of South Bend and the Senior Citizens club of Rochester.
Surviving cousins are Mrs. Homer KOFFEL, Mrs. Walter BOWEN, Mrs. Harold REESE, Mrs. Amos FOOR, all of Rochester; Mrs. Robert BASLER, South Bend; Mrs. Frank STEPHENSON, Sawyer, Mich.; one sister-in-law Mrs. Beatrice GOULD, Columbus, O. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cancer Fund.

Wednesday, May 21, 1975

Billy Schmidt
Billy SCHMIDT, 33, Cleves, O., who was killed Sunday when a motorcycle club rally erupted into gunfire near Middletown, O., was a nephew of Mrs. Faye MELTON of Athens, it was learned today. An autopsy disclosed that Schmidt had been shot nine times. The reason for the shooting still is not clear. Schmidt is survived by his wife, Carol [SCHMIDT], and four children. The family recently moved to Ohio from Gary.

Essie M. White
Mrs. Essie Maude WHITE, 89, former Santa Anna neighborhood resident, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Decatur Memorial hospital in Decatur, Ill. She was a patient two weeks.
She was born Feb. 15, 1886 in Marshall county, to John and Victoria BUSSART KLINE. Her marriage was March 15, 1910 to Harry M. WHITE. He died in 1948. Mrs. White also was a former Plymouth resident before moving to Decatur, Ill. in 1970 to reside with her son.
Surviving are two sons, James M. WHITE, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and F. Kline WHITE, Decatur, Ill.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nellie McFARLIN, Plymouth; two brothers, Roy KLINE, Florida, and Clarence KLINE, Culver. One son, a daughter and two sisters preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN 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. Thursday.

Jerome A. Mersch
Jerome A MERSCH, 43, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in St Joseph hospital in South Bend where he had undergone open heart surgery last Wednesday.
He was born April 30, 1932 in Tilden, Neb. to John Peter and Hilder SAUTER MERSCH. His marriage was in November, 1956 at Monterey to Sarah FAIRFIELD. She survives. He was a mechanic at San-Tex Industries at Plymouth and a member of the St. Anns Catholic church in Kewanna.
Also surviving are three sons, Charles, Mark and Nathan [MERSCH], all at home; one daughter, Becky [MERSCH], also at home; two brothers, Joe [MERSCH], R.R. 2, Royal Center, and Larry [MERSCH], R.R. 1, Kewanna; five sisters, Mrs. Cecilia WHITTAKER, Fresno, Cal.; Mrs. Gertrude Von SEGGERN, Lemoore, Cal.; Mrs. Catherine BONGE, Fremont, Neb.; Mrs. Elnora GUNTER, LHabra, Cal.; Mrs. Josephine SEERING, Whittier, Cal. One brother preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Anns Catholic church in Kewanna. Father Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in St. Anns cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m..

Thursday, May 22, 1975

James E. Nolin
James E. NOLIN, 55, Argos, died at 4:30 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth where he had been a patient six weeks. He was ill 18 months.
He was born Oct. 3, 1919 in Stockton County, Ill. to Ray and Euva WILLIAMS NOLIN. His marriage was July 6, 1942 at Hattiesburg, Miss. to Bessie RONK, who survives. A truckdriver, he had lived in Argos 18 years, moving from Plymouth. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Argos American Legion Post and theIzaak Walton League.
Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Vincent (Thomasine) RIPPER, Sandwich, Ill.; Mrs. John (Malindia) WAKELAND, Plymouth; Mrs. Kenneth (Sandra) CLARK, Manteno, Ill.; three sons, Jimmy [NOLIN] of Argos; Thomas [NOLIN], R.R. 2, Bourbon, and Jerry [NOLIN], of Plymouth; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandson; his mother, Mrs. Uba NOLIN of Watseka, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Martha) ORTMAN, Martinton, Ill.; two brothers, Glen [NOLIN] of Martinton and Albert [NOLIN], Denver, Colo.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Argos Wesleyan church. The Rev. WESTAFER will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery where the American Legion will conduct full military honors. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Argos Wesleyan church.

Opal A. Landis
Mrs. Opal Audrey LANDIS, 54, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 1 a.m. today in the Caylor-Nichol clinic in Bluffton where she had been a patient one week. She had been ill three years.
Mrs. Landis was born March 10, 1921 in Levering, Mich., to Nathanial and Fern RHINE KLOCK. Her marriage was Sept. 7, 1948 in Atwood to Max LANDIS. He survives. She was an employee of the Redmon Basket company in Peru 18 years.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Doyle (Lillian) HOLMES of Peru, and Mrs. Ralph (Barbara) DYE Jr., Grand Ledge, Mich.; two brothers, William KLOCK of Akron and Arthur KLOCK, Tacoma, Washington. Her parents and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. John EVANS will officiate. Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Ellen Owens
Mrs. Ellen OWENS, 87, R.R. 1, Knox, died at 1:42 p.m. Wednesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been a patient eight weeks.
She was born April 30, 1888 in Jackson, Ky. Her marriage was to J. E. OWENS. He died in 1944. She was a former employee of the Kingsbury Ordinance plant and a member of the United Baptist church in Salyersville, Ky.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hartgis MILLER, Knox, and Mrs. Carew COLLINS, Forest, O.; one son, Elzie OWENS, R.R. 1, Argos; one step-son, Warnie OWENS, Waldo, Ky.; twenty-three grandchildren; fifty great-grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
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 Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, May 23, 1975

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Saturday, May 24, 1975

Vernon E. Rouch
Vernon E. ROUCH, 79, South Bend, a Fulton county native, died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday in the Cardinal nursing home after an extended illness.
He was born Dec. 16, 1895 in Fulton to William and Rebecca WILDERMUTH ROUCH. He moved to South Bend 45 years ago. He was married Aug. 16, 1919 in Rochester to Ruth M. POWNALL, who survives. He was a self-employed masonry contractor. He was a member of the Army during World War I., the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6 and formerly belongd to the South Bend Bricklayers union.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Allan JAMISON, South Bend and three grandchildren.
Services were conducted this morning at the Hollis-Palmer funeral home in South Bend. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Fulton cemetery with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating.

Earl M. Chambers
Earl M. CHAMBERS, 73, 412 Fulton avenue, a retired automobile mechanic, died at his home at 6:45 p.m. Friday. He had been ill since 1961. He was born in Hanna, Sept. 28, 1901 to Ray and Mae BRUGH CHAMBERS and had resided in Rochester most of his life. He was married here Dec.d 31, 1949 to Sadona STEELE, who survives.
Also surviving are four half-sisters, Mrs. Edith EATON, Hanna; Mrs. Lilly HESLUND, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Ruth CRAIG, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Hazel LEPPERT, Kouts, and two half-brothers, Harry CHAMBERS, New Mexico, and Russell CHAMBERS, Denver, Colo. A half-sister and two half-brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers 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. Monday.

Charles A. Waite
Charles A. WAITE, 63, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw shortly after being admitted. He suffered a heart attack at the Claypool Sale Barn.
He was born March 25, 1912 in Fulton county to Thomas E. and Elizabeth DAVIS WAITE and had resided all his life in the Akron and Silver Lake communities. He was married Dec. 24, 1934 in Silver Lake to Mary E. CARR, who survives. He was a farmer and an employee of Kerlin Tractor Sales of Silver Lake. He was a member of the Center United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Sandra) TINKEY, R.R. 2, Warsaw, and Mrs. David (Nancy) BAKER, Silver Lake; a son, Thomas [WAITE], R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and seven grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Dewey FINDLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Robert D. Keesey
Robert Dean KEESEY, 50, R.R. 1, Rochester, died about 6:30 a.m. today of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Coroner Junior D. GOOD established cause and time of death.
Mr. Keesey was born July 1, 1924 in Akron to Odie and Nona Van LUE KEESEY and had resided all of his life in this area except for two years in Florida. He was married April 19, 1952, in Columbia City to Beverly Jean LEBO, who died May 31, 1974. He was a carpenter, a World War II veteran and a member of the Rochester American Legion post, the Manitou VFW post and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving are a son, Jack L. KEESEY, Rochester; two grandchildren, Tara KEESEY and Jamie Michael RICHARDS; eight sisters, Mrs. Earl (Mabel) BABER, Denver; Mrs. Otis (Helen) PUTTERBAUGH, Peru; Mrs. Don (Evelyn) MILLER, Columbia City; Mrs. John (Kate) HATCH, Logansport; Mrs. Norman (Ruby) CUMBERLAND, Mrs. William (Sue) SMITH and Mrs. William (Janet) ANDERSON, all of Rochestr, and Mrs. William (Pat) STANSBURY, Danville, Ill.; two brothers, Fred, [KEESEY] Akron, and Raymond [KEESEY], Cedar Lake, and nieces and nephwes.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Laurence SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday. Military graveside rites will be conducted gy the American Legion and VFW posts.

Monday, May 26, 1975

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Tuesday, May 27, 1975

Charles R. Corsaut
Charles Robert CORSAUT, 58, Kokomo, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph's Memorial hospital in Kokomo.
He was born Sept. 16, 1916 in Kewanna to Charles E. and Harriet GRAVES CORSAUT. The mother now resides at 811 Madison street in Rochester. Mr. Corsaut was married in 1970 to Mildred KINSEY, who survives. He was a lab worker at Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Kokomo; served in World War II, and was a member of Howard VFW lodge, the Masonic lodge and the Metal Polishers, Buffers, Platers and Helpers union.
Surviving with the mother and wife are one daughter, Mrs. Earl (Lynn) DOTY, Mucwango, Wis.; three grandchildrn; one step-grandchild; one brother, Bill CORSAUT, Burbank, Cal., and one sister, Mrs. Elmer (Mary Kathryn) HARPER, Kewanna. The father, two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Ellers Chapel, Kokomo, with the Rev. Mel ELLEN officiating. Burial will be in the Municipal Park cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call at the Ellers mortuary Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Masonic service will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Richard W. Latier
Richard Wayne LATIER, 58, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 11:55 p.m. Monday at Logansport hospital after an illness of 3 1/2 years.
Born March 14, 1917, in Waterloo, he was the son of Clay and Mary KELLER LATIER. A resident of this community 14 years, he moved from Fremont. His marriage was May 10, 1942, in Pleasant Lake, Ind., to Kathleen STANTZ, who survives. A graduate of Purdue university in 1939, Mr. Latier taught school at Talma and Tippecanoe Valley.
He was a member of Barker's Chapel Methodist church in Waterloo.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Kay) LASH, Seymour; two grandsons, Nicholas and Benjamin LASH; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Esther) ERNEST, Auburn; nieces and nephews. His parents and one brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of service.

Herbert M. Adams
Herbert M. ADAMS, 68, Mentone, died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday in Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, where he was admitted Monday.
Born May 25, 1907 in Estherville, Ia., to Herbert Arthur and Grace HUBBARD ADAMS, he had resided in menton for 23 years. He previously had lived in Rochester and Chicago. He was married in Chicago March 17, 1945 to Viola FAULSTICH, who survives. He was retired from the Bendix corporation of South Bend.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Russell [ADAMS], North Webster, and Robert [ADAMS], Buckingham, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Mary Jane) LEWIS, Black River Falls, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Helen VanderWOUDE, Sanborn, Ia., and six grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 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. Wednesday.

Margaret J. Patton
Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Logansport for Mrs. Margaret J. PATTON, 88, who died Saturday at 2:05 p.m. at the Chase Manor nursing home, Logansport.
The Revs. Al KUNDENREICH and Howard WESTERN were to officiate and burial was to be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Logansport.
Born Aug.10, 1886 in Star City to Martin and Catherine ENYEART BROWN, she was married on Aug. 6, 1906 in Star City to Silas PATTON, who died Dec. 24, 1968. Mrs. Patton was a member of the Market Street United Methodist church.
Surviving are nieces and nephews. Six brothers preceded in death.

Wednesday, May 28, 1975

Amel E. Hightshoe
Amel E. HIGHTSHOE, 49, Denver, died at his home at 3 a.m. today after a two-week illness.
He was the son of John T. and Hettie BISHOP HIGHTSHOE. He was born in West Union, Ill., Aug. 31, 1925. He was married to Dorothy Ann GEVERS on June 1, 1946; she survives.
He had lived in Denver 28 years, moving from York, Ill. he was a clerk for the C&O railroad at Peru and was a Navy vetran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are four daughtrs, Mrs. Doris Jean HUNTER, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Linda BURNS, R.R. 1, Mary; Mrs. Anna Marie COLEMAN, at home, and Mrs. Barbara Jane MORTON, Peru; a son, Steven Edward [HIGHTSHOE}, Peru; six grandchildren; five half-brothers and five half-sisters. A daughter preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain funeral home with the Rev. Albert McDONALD officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery at Denver. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 29, 1975

Edith Jackson
Mrs. Edith JACKSON, 68, R.R. 3, Ligonier, formerly of Fulton, died at 6:20 a.m. today in Goshen General hospital. She had been ill for one year, and a patient at the hospital for one month.
She was born May 7, 1907 in Fulton county to Charles and Laura MACY BAIRD. She had resided in Fulton county until moving to Ligonier seven years ago. She was a registered practical nurse.
Surviving are two daughtrs, Mrs. Walter (Berdenia) BALL Jr., R.R. 3, Ligonier, and Mrs. Gene (Charlene) WILLIAMS, R.R. 2, Rochester; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Walter BAIRD, R.R. 6, Rochester. Three brothers preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Charles PLETCHER Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday. The family asks that memorials be in the form of contributions to Dr. and Mrs. Chacko Joseph, who are missionaries in India.

Friday, May 30, 1975

[no obits]

Saturday, May 31, 1975

Ocia Clevenger
Mrs. Ocia CLEVENGER, 89, formerly oif Fulton, died at 5 p.m. Friday in the Rochester nursing home.
She was born Jan. 20, 1886 in Missouri to John and Ida JOLLIAN LOWE and had resided most of her life in the Fulton area. She was married in 1901 in Fulton county to Elmer Alex CLEVENGER, who died Jan. 21, 1958. She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church and the Fulton Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving re a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Harold (Priscilla) CLEVENGER, of California; a grandson, Phil CLEVENGER, North Palm Beach, Cal.; a granddaughter, Lillian Kaye GEISLER, North Palm Beach, Cal., and nieces and nephews. A son, Harold [CLEVENGER]. a brother, and three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton with the Rev. Robert CAHOON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight.

Monday, June 2, 1975

John Francis and
George Lewis Murphy
Two persons--one of whom police believe was a hit and run victim--were killed in traffic accidents on Fulton county roads over the weekend.
Dead are John FRANCIS, 34, Macy, who was killed in a one-car accident near Nyona Lake Sunday at 1:10 a.m., and George Lewis MURPHY, 31, Walton, who police say was struck by an unidentified auto on County Road 800 North Saturday at 10 p.m.
The deaths were the first traffic fatalities in Fulton county this year.
State police initially believed Murphy's death may have been the result of foul play. He was found dead on 800 North, west of Ind.17, by a passing motorist who said she narrowly missed hitting the body.
However, following an autopsy performed at noon Sunday in Plymouth Parkview hospital by Dr. T. P. DeGRAFFENRIED, police said the death apparently was caused when Murphy was hit by an auto that left the scene.
A second auto hit Murphy after he was dead, according to police, and that vehicle also left the scene.
Police said DeGraffenried ruled the death was due to a skull fracture.
Murphy had been spending the weekend in a trailer near Culver by the Tippecanoe river and left the trailer on foot Sunday night after an argument with some members of his family, police said. The family then hunted for him in an auto but reported they did not find him, said police.
Murphy's body was taken to Parkview hospital after it was discovered.
Francis was killed after his westbound auto on County Road 650 South, one mile west of old U.S. 31, skdded on a 25-mph curve and smashed into a tree, according to state police.
Police said the auto was traveling at a high speed and the vehicle wrapped around the tree.
Francis, who was alone in the auto, died of a fractured skull, a fractured neck and massive internal injuries, police said.
Police said he was killed instantly.

John E. Kersey
Graveside services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna for John E. KERSEY, 91, R.R. 1, Kewanna, who died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday in a Logansport hospital. The Rev. George CLODFELLER officiated. The Harrison funeral home in Kewanna was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Sept. 8, 1884 in Union township to Izaak and Electa MARTIN KERSEY. He was a retired farmer and a member of the old Prairie Grove E.U.B. church.
Surviving are two sons, Boyd and Merle [KERSEY]; three daughters, Ethel, Donnabelle and Stella Mae [KERSEY[, and nieces and nephews.

George Starr
George STARR, 65, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
He was born Dec. 22, 1909 in Kokomo to William and Pearl COOK STARR. His marriage was to Norma Jean TOWNE in Rockville on June 1, 1947. She survives. He was a retired farmer, trucker and bus driver. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Kewanna.
Also surviving are one son, Paul Gene STARR, Wichita, Kans.; a nephew, Danny WINTER, Kewanna; one brother, Wallace C. [STARR], of Plymouth; four sisters, Mrs. Alta MILLER, R.R. 3, Kewana; Mrs. Lorena JOHNSON, Culver, and Mrs. Catherine HUBENY, R.R. 3, Kewanna; Mrs. Mildred MASON, Muncie; a great-niece; three grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Sam OLSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lela Cochran
Mrs. Lela COCHRAN, 46, former Rochester resident, died at 11 a.m. Saturday in Klamath Falls, Ore. where she had resided one year.
She was born June 18, 1929 in Buncombe, Ill. to Amel and Gracie KEYSER [ISOM] Her marriage was Jan. 12, 1952 in Plymouth to Ernest R. COCHRAN. He survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Kenneth and Cecil [COCHRAN], both of Rochester; Richard [COCHRAN], Kingsley Field, Ore.; one step-daughter, Miss Cynthia COCHRAN, Warsaw; twelve grandchildren; two brothers, William [ISOM], California, and Donald [ISOM], of Florida; three sisters, Grace KLEINDINSCT, Plymouth; Lillie WORLEY, Logansport; Lora KOVACS, Oregon; two half-brothers, James KROU, Plymouth, and Levi KROU, Michigan.
Final rites will be Wednesday at the Ward funeral home at Klamath Falls, Ore. Interment will follow there.

Dorothy L. Smith
Mrs. Dorothy L. SMITH, 61, 437 West Eighth street, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at her residence. She had been ill five years.
She was born July 11, 1913 in Peru to Charles and Elsie JOHNSON SHAW. Her marriage was Oct. 22, 1932 in Macy to William P. SMITH. He survives. She had lived all her life in Rochester.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Phyllis) BARRETT, Mrs. Robert (Pat) RHOADES MITCHELL, and Mrs. Herman (Laura) WILLIAMS, all of Rochester; 19 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Joe (Helen) BROWN, Hamlet; Mrs. Tom (Luella) GRIESSON, and Mrs. Ollie (Bernice) CUNNINGHAM, both of Moss Point, Miss.; eight brothers, Robert E. and Frank SHAW, both of Logansport; Elmer [SHAW] of Oakland, Cal.; John [SHAW] of Pensacola, Fla.; Bill [SHAW] of Gainesville, Fla.; Marion [SHAW] of Richmond, Va.; Charles [SHAW] of Montgomery, Ala.; Harlen [SHAW], Moss Point, Miss. Three grandchildren preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ralph WESTAFER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today after 2 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of service on Wednesday.

Ruth D. Gregory
Mrs. Ruth D. GREGORY, 69, 109 Indiana avenue, died at 6 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.
She was born June 28, 1905 in Rochester to Charles and Lula CLARK RICHMOND and had resided all her life in Rochester. She was married Feb. 23, 1924 in Rochester to Omer E. GREGORY, who died March 4, 1964.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Curtis (Metha) CROUSSORE Jr., and Mrs. Anna MILLER, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Darrell (Willmetta) FRY, San Antonio, Texas; five sons, Joseph [GREGORY], Rochester; Robert [GREGORY], Bremen; Norman [GREGORY], Logansport; Harry [GREGORY], Argos, and Harold CLEVENGER, Florida; twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

George Ormsby
George ORMSBY, father of Ned ORMSBY, summer resident of Lake Manitou, died Saturday in a Kokomo hospital.
Services are set for Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Jeremiah Prater
Jeremiah PRATER was stillborn at 4:21 p.m. Sunday in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital. The stillbirth was a result of a traffic accident Sunday afternoon in which the infant's parents, Willard and Geraldine ENGLE PRATER of Palestine, were injured.
The accident occurred on Kosciusko County Road 450 West between Palestine and Claypool. Also injured in the crash was another child of the Praters, Willard [PRATER] Jr., 7, who is in the same hospital as his parents.
Surviving besides the parents and the brother are two sisters, Theresa [PRATER], 13, and Juanita Kay [PRATER], 3; the paternal grandfather, Alfred PRATER, Warsaw, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Estel ENGLE, Silver Lake.
Arrangements are pending at the King memorial home in Mentone.

Tuesday, June 3, 1975

Eldon A. Reed
Eldon A. REED, 70, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 10:38 a.m. Monday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He was a former resident of the Pilgrim Manor nursing home.
He was born Dec. 28, 1904 at Berrien Springs, Mich. to Arthur and Esther RICE REED. He had resided in the Tippecanoe area since 1960, making his home with Fred DAVIS. He was a former employee of the Marshall County hospital in Plymouth.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Lois) REILLY, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; one son, Arthur REED, Niles, Mich.; thirteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Susie ROBARDS, Berrien Springs, Mich.; Mrs. Annabelle McCARVER, Benton Harbor, Mich; three brothers, Henry [REED] of Buchanan, Mich., Allen [REED] of Niles, and John [REED], Richmond, Mich.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Long Lake cemetery, three miles south of Berrien Springs on U.S. 31. The Rev. Joe R. JOHNSON will officiate. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 4, 1975

John C. Norris
John Cecil NORRIS, 63, Montgomery, Ill., died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Aurora, Ill. He was the son of Mrs. Leo NORRIS of Rochester.
Mr. Norris was born Aug. 28, 1911 in Marshall county to Leo and Alice BOWEN NORRIS. His marriage was to Helen EYE in Aurora on Oct. 28, 1934. She preceded in death.
Surviving with his mother are two daughters; ten grandchildren; three brothers including Wendell NORRIS of Rochester; two sisters, one uncle, Vernie BOWEN of Leiters Ford and several nieces and nephews. His father and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Nicholas church in Aurora. Friends may call at the Corcoran funeral home in Aurora.

John M. Patton
John Morgan PATTON, father of Mrs. Max (Stella) GRUBE of Rochester, died early Tuesday morning at his residence in Wabash.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hoover-Minor funeral home in Wabash. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Thursday, June 5, 1975

Charles Don Love
Charles Don LOVE, 58, Akron, was found dead in his car at 5 p.m. after his auto went off Ind. 14 a half-mile east of Rochester and struck a utility pole.
Love had no visible injuries from the accident and an autopsy this morning disclosed he died of a coronary occlusion, according to Junior D. GOOD, Fulton county coroner. The death thus is not listed as a traffic fatality.
A witness told state police the brake lights on Love's eastbound car came on before the car veered off the south side of the road and hit the pole. Police estimated the auto was going 35 mph when it left the highway. It stopped 155 feet from the point it went off the road.
Love was born May 12, 1917 at Markle, Ind. to J. F. and Golda HIGH LOVE and he lived most of his life in Akron. His marriage was on June 16, 1946 at Greenfield to Ruth KINGEN, who survives. He was an insurance adjuster for Auto Owners insurance company at Marion and formerly was a state police officer for 6 1/2 years at the Pendleton post. Love was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Lincoln Masonic lodge at Macy.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. John (Donna) LOER, Akron; Mrs. Bill (Cathy) MURPHY, Warsaw, and Mrs. Richard (Terry) SWARTZ, Valencia, Cal.; seven grandchildren; one step-daughter, Charlene ROBINSON, Greenfield, and one brother, James LOVE, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friendfs may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 2 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services. Masonic memorial services at the funeral home will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Harry Wilson
Harry "Donald" WILSON, 73, R.R. 2, Peru, died at 7:50 a.m. today in the Peru nursing home.
He was born Oct. 11, 1902 at Macy to Cary and Mabel NEISWONGER WILSON. His marriage was in 1928 to Mildred CUMBERLAND. She survives. He was a retired employee of the C&O Railroad company and a member of the Salem Christian church. He had lived in Miami county most of his life.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold HOUSER, R.R. 2, Peru; Mrs. Donald BURNEY, Japan; two brothers, Richard WILSON, Greenfield, and Ellis WILSON, Fulton; one sister, Mrs. Harold ENINGER, Clinton, Ia.; eight grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery in Peru. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Friday, June 6, 1975

Charles D. Love
In the obituary of Charles D. LOVE of Akron, which appeared in Wednesday's edition of The Sentinel, the names of two surviving sons were not reported. The sons are Michael LOVE of Akron, and Kenneth LOVE of Thousand Oaks, Cal. Services for Mr. Love will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God.

Matthew R. Licht
Matthew Robert LICHT, 62, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Jan. 15, 1914 in Cincinnati, O. His mother, Mrs. Margaret FINEMORE, resides in Michigan. His marriage was Nov. 17, 1962 in Toledo, O. to Virginia SHAVER GENTRY. She survives. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and in 1963 he retired from the Detroit fire department as city fire inspector. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church in Wayne, Mich.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Shirley) DUERR, Lavonia, Mich.; Mrs. Donald (Betty) FULTZ of Taylor, Mich.; five grandchildrn. Two sisters reside in Michigan.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Robert JARBOE will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW Posts. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Saturday, June 7, 1975

Kathleen E. Campbell
Mrs. Kathleen E. CAMPBELL, 58, 505 West Third street, died unexpectedly at 12:30 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph hospital at South Bend shortly after admission. She had been ill a brief time.
She was born in Rochester Jan. 11, 1917 to Samuel and Ida GREEN HEETER and was a lifetime resident of this community. She was married May 4, 1936 in Knox to Edward E. CAMPBELL, who survives. She was a 1936 graduate of Rochester high school and a former employee of Wile's department store.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Linda) HOGAN, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. James (Sharon) CHEESMAN, Rochester; six grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Violet) LIVESAY and Mrs. Marion (Lola) SEVERNS, both of Rochester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Arthur HICKS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 9, 1975

Dennis L. Gudeman
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna for Dennis L. GUDEMAN, 23, Kewanna, who drowned at 4 p.m. Saturday while swimming in the Tippecanoe river, west of the bridge near Buffalo.
State and White county police said Gudeman was in the area with friends but was the only one swimming. A witness told police the victim dove off a pier, swam around for a while and returned to the pier. He apparently dove off the pier a second time, swam out a short distance and went under water, police said.
Divers from the Monticello fired department recovered the body at 5:20 p.m. Saturday in six to eight feet of water 100 yards west of the Buffalo bridge, six yards from the west bank.
Dennis GUDEMEN was born Feb. 22, 1952 in Lafayette to William R. and Elizabeth EMERICH GUDEMAN. He was employed at the State hospital in Logansport.
Surviving are his mother, of Kewana; two brothers, Craig [GUDEMAN] of Lafayette, and David [GUDEMAN] at home; two sisters, Rebecca [GUDEMAN], of Lafayette, and Angela [GUDEMAN] at home; several aunts and uncles.
Burial was in the St. Ann's cemetery at Kewana.

George S. Marquis Sr.
George S. MARQUIS Sr., 60, 1226 Robinhood Lane, Dunedin, Fla., died at his home at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
He was born in North Manchester on July 6, 1914 to Sylvester and Daisy WORL MARQUIS. He moved to Florida from Plymouth in 1962.
Mr. Marquis was employed as an auditor for the Pick Quick Grocery Stores in Clearwater, Fla. He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran church, American Legion and the VFW.
Surviving are his wife, the former Frances MITCHELL; four sons, Raymond CROUSORE, Cleveland, O.; Paul CROUSORE, New Castle; George S. MARQUIS Jr., Dunedin; Mike MARQUIS, LaPorte; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Carol) SHAMBARGER, Rochester; fourteen grandchildrn; one brother, Harold [MARQUIS], Peru; one sister, Mrs. Elaine STOREY, Clearwater.
Final rites will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Moss funeral home, Dunedin. Burial will be in that city.

Ora M. Mohler
Mrs. Ora M. MOHLER, 84, 508 West Third street, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth.
She was born March 24 in 1891 in Rochester to James and Emeline HARTMAN BROWN. Her first marriage was in 1906 to Lawrence CASTLE. He died in 1946. Her second marriage was in 1957 to Aaron MOHLER. He died in 1965. She was a 60-year member of the First Christian church of Rochester, a member and past prsident of the Spanish-American auxiliary, and a member of the Neighborly club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Betty) GORDON, Rochester; Mrs. Russell (Emelyn) CRABTREE, Newhall, Cal.; one son, Alvah "Pete" CASTLE of Mishawaka; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; twin great-great-grandchildren; three step-sons, Wayne and Charles CASTLE, Buchanan, Mich.; and Earl MOHLER, Peru; one brother, Henry BROWN, Traverse City, Mich.. A daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Lola) ALEXANDER preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Alice Pearson
Mrs. Alice PEARSON, 60, R.R. 1, Akron, was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 5 a.m. Sunday. Death was attributed to an apparent heart attack. She had been ill two weeks.
She was born Nov. 5, 1914 in Chicago to Alex and Sophia SCHIMS BODGEN. She had resided in the Akron area since 1942, moving from Chicago. Her first marriage was to George REED on June 5, 1939. He died in 1954. Her second marriage was Oct. 14, 1959 in Akron to Charles PEARSON. He survives. She was employed by Chamberlain Products in Akron.
Also surviving are three sons, Clyde and Bruce REED, both of R.R. 1, Akron, and George REED of Fort Wayne, and five grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 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, June 10, 1975

June A. Floor
Mrs. June A. FLOOR, 57, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 8:50 p.m. Monday in the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Floor was born June 12, 1917 in Miami county to Albert and Ethel CLEMANS SMITH. Her marriage was Oct. 12, 1935 in Wabash to Earl FLOOR. He survives. Mrs. Floor was a lifetime rsidet of the Akron area and employed by the Controls Company of America at North Manchester. She was a member of the Disko United Methodist church and the women's organization of the church.
Surviving are four daughters Mrs. Max (Deloris) THOMPSON, R.R. 2, Claypool; Mrs. James (Joann) BUCHER, R.R. 1, Akron; Mrs. Bennie (Karen) FRENCH, Silver Lake; Mrs. Woodie (Sharon) RITCHIE, Akron; two sons, Larry [FLOOR] of Akron, and Michael [FLOOR] of Carmel; fifteen grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Homer SANER, Akron, and Mrs. Luroy BICK, Rochester; one half-brother, William SMITH of Rochester. One granddaughter and one sister preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Disko United Methodist church. The Revs. Cyrel MOWRER and Norris KIERN will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Frinds may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Mabel P. Bucks
Mrs. Mabel P. BUCKS, 80, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
She was born April 23, 1895 in Miami county to Christian H. and Carrie Belle MILLER. Her first marriage was to William YODER in 1916. He died in 1921. Her second marriage was to Joseph BUCKS in 1923. He died in 1969. She was a member of the West Union United Methodist churc, the Women's organization of the church and a 50-year member of the Royal Center O.E.S.
Surviving are two sons, W.T. YODER, R.R. 3, Monticello, and Larry BUCKS, Kewanna; one daughter, Elnora BAKER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Alice BUCKS, Lone Beach, Cal.; three step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will b e at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Howard WESTERN 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. Wednesday where the O.E.S. will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 11, 1975

Howard Ault
Howard AULT, 80, R.R. 3, Rocheter, died at 5:20 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home, where he had been a patient five months.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Dale L. Kelley
Dale Leon KELLEY, 82, Meitone died Tueday afternoon at the Veterans ospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill since May 5. He was born June 21, 1892 near Swayzee to Samuel and Rosabelle MORRIS KELLEY. He had resided in Mentone most of his life. He was a school teacher since 1911 and was principal at Mentone school 27 years. He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ, a charter-member of the Mentone Lions club. He also was a member of the VFW, Masonic lodge, Retired Teachers association and the American Legion.
Surviving are one brother, Vere KELLEY, R.R. 6, Warsaw;; four sisters, Mrs. Donnis HENDERSON, Cambden; Mrs. Blanche KOONTZ of Bellevue, Wash.; Miss Blonde KELLEY, Newcastle; Mrs. Beulah BOWMAN of Baldwin, Mich., and nieces and nephews. Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Brother Delois WHITE will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, June 12, 1975

Howard Ault
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Whippoorwill Community church for Howard AULT, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday in the Rochester nursing home.
The Rev. Delbert WILLIAMS will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.
A retired farmer, Mr. Ault had resided all his life in the Culver and Rochester areas. He was born Feb. 26, 1895 in Fulton county to John and Mary GILCHRIST AULT. His marriage was Dec. 30, 1925 at Culver to Verda MILLER. She survives. He was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church and a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Elizabeth) KLINE, Monterey; one son, Ray AULT, R.R. 3, Rochester; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ralph [AULT] of Plymouth; Harry [AULT] of Knox; Clarence [AULT] of Tippecanoe, and Eldon [AULT] of Plymouth. One daughter preceded in death.

Friday, June 13, 1975

William C. Huppert
William C. HUPPERT, 70, Akron, was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital Thursday at 11:15 p.m. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
He was born May 17, 1905 in Francesville to Chris and Grace OWINGS HUPPERT. His marriage was Aug. 1, 1931 in Elkhart to Evelyn KREIGHBAUM. She survives. He was a retired employee of the Indiana Metal Products company at Rochester and also operated a shoe repair shop in Akron several years. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Akron Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Helen) BUCHER, Fort Wayne; two sons, Wayne HUPPERT of Bremen and Gary [HUPPERT] of Huntertown; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Homer (Nellie) GOOCH of Warsaw; one brother, Stanley [HUPPERT], Fort Myers, Fla. A brother, Harry [HUPPERT], preceded in death.
Services 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 until the hour of service on Sunday.

Saturday, June 14, 1975

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Monday, June 16, 1975

Kraig Richard McGrew
A Liberty township youth was killed in a one-car crash on Ind. 25, two miles south of Fulton, Sunday at 12:30 a.m.
Dead is Kraig Richard McGREW, R.R. 6, Rochester, the driver of the auto. State police said he died of a fractured neck, a crushed chest and multiple internal injuries.
McGrew's auto was northbound when it went out of control on a curve near Caston high school, skidded 61 feet and smashed broadside into a tree on the west side of the highway, police said.
Police said the impact sheared the auto in half and the front of the car came to rest 53 feet north of the tree and the rear of the car was found 16 feet south of the tree.
McGrew was the third traffic fatality in Fulton county this year.
Damage was $1,200 to the auto and $300 to the front lawn of Roy MASTERSON, R.R. 6, Rochester.
Born Nov. 25, 1954, McGrew was the son of Robert and Nellie GAULT McGREW, who survive, and a lifetime resident of the ara. He was employed by McGrew Well Drilling and rcently formed a partnership in the operation of K&K Carpet Specialties of Fulton.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Ken [McGREW[, Twelve Mile, and Keith [McGREW], R.R. 6, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Glen (Dode) McGREW, R.R. 1, Macy, and one nephew.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton United Methodist church with the Revs. Thomas BOWMAN and Robert CAHOON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home and at the church one hour prior to the services.

Tuesday, June 17, 1975

Orlen Kepler
Word has been received here of the death of Orlen "Brick" KEPLER, 69, which occurred at the hospital in Ocala, Fla., on Wednesday following a long illness. Last rites and burial were held Saturday in Largo, Fla.
Mr. Kepler was a native of this city who moved to Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., in 1952 and since 1959 had resided at Dunnellon, Fla. The family's mailing address is P.O. Box 818, Dunnellon, Fla. 32630.
He had been engaged in real estate and in both commercial and residential development in the Dunnellon area until his recent retirement because of illness.
Mr. Kepler operated an Oldsmobile sales agency at 120 East Eighth street here before moving to Florida. Prior to that time he had been associated with his uncle, Charles KEPLER, in the Chevrolet sales agency here.
Surviving ar the wife, the former Waneta LLOYD; two sons, Kenneth and John [KEPLER], both of Largo, Fla., and six grandchildren.

Wednesday, June 18, 1975 and Thursday, June 19, 1975

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Friday, June 20, 1975

Lois S. Harms
Mrs. Lois S. HARMS, 83, 712 Jefferson street, died at 3 a.m. Friday in the Jasper County hospital in Rensselaer where she was admitted June 1. She had been ill several weeks.
Mrs. Harms was the wife of Clarence D. HARMS, a founder and former president of the Farmers & Merchants bank. He died March 1, 1968.
Mrs. Harms was born April 18, 1892 in Jasper county to Warren W. and Minerva FARMER SAGE. Her marriage to Harms was May 22, 1922, in Goodland. She had resided in Rochester 40 years, moving from LaCrosse. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving are one brother, Harold M. SAGE of Rensselaer; three nieces and one nephew.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Paul D. STEPHENSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Saturday, June 21, 1975

Janieta Culp
Miss Janieta CULP, 49, 514 West Jefferson street, Monticello, died early Friday morning at her home.
She was born Feb. 4, 1926 in Frankfort to Earl and Mable FREY CULP, who survive. She was a member of the Sitka Baptist church.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elmo (Ruth) BOSE, Rochester, and Mrs. Keith (Bernice) WILLIAMS, Monon.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m.Sunday in the Stewart funeral home at Monon with the Rev. Ben LOWTHER officiating. Burial will be in the Roseland cemetery in Francesville. Friends may call from 5 to 9 o'clock tonight at the Stewart funeral home. The Miller-Voorhis funeral home in Monticello is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, June 23, 1975

Roscoe Newcomb
Roscoe NEWCOMB, 71, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the University hospital in Indianapolis following a brief illness.
He was born May 15, 1904 at Richland Center. His first marriage was to Effie OLES. She died in 1959. His second marriage was to Victoria WYNN at Culver on Sept. 4, 1960. She survives. A retired worker from the Bendix corporation in South Bend, he had resided in the Culver area since 1960, moving from Teegarden. He was a member of the Emanuel United Methodist church at Culver.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Margaret STATON, Ligonier; Mrs. Lois BUCKLEY, Rutland, Vt., and Mrs. Dorothea SOFFER, South Bend; one son, William NEWCOMB, Ocean Springs, Miss.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Anne BIGLEY, Culver; two step-sons, Nelson WYNN, Culver, and George BUTZ, Naperville, Ill.; ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Morris KESSLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Polk Township cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 24, 1975

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Wednesday, June 25, 1975

Donald L. Filbey
Donald L. FILBEY, 47, Nyona Lake, died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in Logansport where he was admitted Monday. He had been ill since November, 1974.
He was born Oct. 30, 1927 in Niles, Mich. to Franklin L. and Helen B. SHEPHERD FILBEY. His marriage was Oct.l 27, 1945 in Logansport to Wilma Jeanne SHARTS. She survives. He had lived at Nyona lake since January, 1974, moving from Logansport. He was an employee of the Rockwell International company of Logansport. He was a member of the Fulton County Civil Defnse, United Steel Workers Local 265 and the Nyona Lake Civic association.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Kevin [FILBEY], at home; three brothers, Douglas [FILBEY], of Logansport; Robert [FILBEY], R.R. 1, macy, and Franklin [FILBEY] Jr. of Rochester; several nieces and nephews. One son, Robert [FILBEY], and his father preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Tursday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Charles C. Kassebaum
Charles C. KASSEBAUM, 89, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday at 6:25 p.m. at the Rolling Hills nursing home, Anderson.
Born Jan. 15, 1886 in Ekin, Ind., to John and Lydia UNDERWOOD KASSEBAUM, he moved to Anderson from Rochester one year ago. His marriage was to Mary E. ROSS, who survives. A graduate of Indiana University Law School, Mr. Kassebaum formerly owned and operated the County Line grocery here.
Surviving with the wife are one step-daughter, Mrs. Barbara "Becky" ZIRKELBACH, Anderson; one step-son, Joseph F. KASSEBAUM, Oceanside, Cal.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth HOSKET, Sunnyside, Wash.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Kercheval funeral home, Sheridan, Ind. Burial will be at Crown View cemetery, Sheridan. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 26, 1975

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Friday, June 27, 1975

Ocia Clevenger
Information submitted to The Sentinel for the obituary of Mrs. Ocia CLEVENGER contained several errors, according to a relative who asked that the following notice be printed:
Mrs. Ocia Clevenger, 89, of Fulton died at 5 p.m. Friday, May 30, in the Rochester Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 20, 1886 in Hannibal, Mo., to John C. and Ida JOLLISS LOWE. She had resided most of her life in the Fulton area. She was married in 1907 in Fulton county to Elmer Alex CLEVENGER. He died Jan. 21, 1958.
Mrs. Clevenger was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church and the Fulton Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law Mrs. Harold (Priscilla) CLEVENGER of 3461 Andy, N. Long Beach, Cal.; a gradson, Philip Lee CLEVENGER, of San Francisco; a granddaughter, Sandra Kay GEISLER, also of N. Long Beach, Cal., and nieces and nephews.
A son, Harold [CLEVENGER], a brother, Westel [LOWE], and two sisters, Nan and Net [LOWE], preceded her in death.
Last rites were held Sunday, June 1, at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. Robert CAHOON officiating. Burial was in the Fulton cemetery.

Larry L. Hanes
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bremen Church of the Brethren for Larry L. HANES, 33, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, who was killed Wednesday near Plymouth when a drainage ditch caved in while he was installing drainage tile under a county road.
The Revs. Marvin LOWMAN and Douglas FRITZEL will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call at the Deaton funeral home in Bourbon until 11:30 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.
He was born May 10, 1942 in Marshall county to Oliver and Laura FRANKLIN HANES. His marriage was to Mary ANTONIDES on Dec. 29, 1963. She survives. He was a self-employed electrician and had resided in the Bourbon and Mentone areas all his life. He attended the Tippecanoe Community church and was a member of the Talma-Newcastle Lions club. He served in the U.S. Army three years.
Surviving with his parents and wife are one daughter, Lanette [HANES], and a son, Lavun [HANES], both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Delores KAMINSKI of Goshen; Mrs. Karen CODDENS, R.R. 2, Milford; one half-sister, Mrs. Vern CLEMANS, Akron; one brother, Wayne [HANES], R.R. 1, Bourbon.

John R. Wickersham
John Randall WICKERSHAM, 72, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 5:50 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Monday.
He was born Nov. 16, 1902 in Logansport to L. E. and Grace BONTY WICKERSHAM. His marriage was in 1964 to Jenny BENNETT. She died in 1974. He was retired as chef from the University of Notre Dame. He was a member of the Catholic church in South Bend and attended the St. Joseph Catholic church here. He had resided here three months, coming from South Bend.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George (Cecilia) SCHNIEDER, R.R. 6, Rochester; three step-daughters, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) BURNS, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. Charlotte TRIBBETT, Logansport Miss Grace BENNETT, Palo Alto, Cal. two step-sons, James GILL, Gary, and Cecil BENNETT, Niles, Mich.; two brothers, Marshall WICKERSHAM, Cassopolis, Mich., and Robert WICKERSHAM of Arizone; one sister, Mrs. Betty WICKERSHAM of Arizona, and four grandchildren; several cousins, including Mrs. Marie DITMIRE of Fulton.
One sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic church in Rochester. Father Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery near South Bend where graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, June 28, 1975

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Monday, June 30, 1975

Doris F. McCarter
Mrs. Doris Fern McCARTER, 85, Macy, died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday in the Wabash County hospital where she had been a patient six days.
She was born Dec. 12, 1889 in Macy to Charles and Edna HIGHT PALMER. Her marriage was Dec. 25, 1916 to Alvah McCARTER. He died in 1958. She had lived all her life in the Macy area. She was a member of the First Christian church in Macy and the Macy chapter of Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wilden (Ellen) BARTLETT of Macy; two sons, Warren [McCARTER], Mishawaka, and Charles [McCARTER], Zionsville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Betty Van DALSEN, and a brother, preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Chester WALTHER and James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday where the O.E.S. will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 1, 1975

Lloyd B. Creakbaum
Lloyd B. CREAKBAUM, 90, Mentone, died at 11:35 a.m. Monday in the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw.
He was born March 25, 1885 near Claypool to George and Melinda BEESON CREAKBAUM and had resided all his life in the Mentone areea. He was married to Bessie KROFT Jan. 27, 1906; she died in 1973. He was a farmer and a laborer and was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, Paul CREAKBAUM of Mentone and William KREIGBAUM (who changed the spelling of his last name to the former Germanic spelling) of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. George (Bernice) SMITH, Akron; twelve grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Six sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the King memorial home at Mentone with Brother T. R. JONES officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Glen Morrison
Glen MORRISON, 75, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 9 p.m. Monday in the Miller Merry Manor at Plymouth. He had been a patient seven months and ill 5 1/2 years.
Mr. Morrison was born Nov. 28, 1899 at Winamac. His marriage was Nov. 28, 1925 at Bruce Lake to Edna REINHOLD. She survives. He was a retired farmer and had resided 30 years in the Tippecanoe area, moving from Marshall county. He was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church and the Tippecanoe I.O.O.F. lodge.
Also surviving are three sons, Ralph MORRISON, Sarasota, Fla., Raymond MORRISON, R.R. 2, Culver; Harold MORRISON, R.R. 5, Plymouth; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildrn; one half-brother, Ervin REINHOLT, Winamac. One son and one daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Tippecanoe Community church. The Rev. Douglas FRIETZEL will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. 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.

Wednesday, July 2, 1975 to Thursday, July 3, 1975

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Friday, July 4, 1975

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Saturday, July 5, 1975

Dee Clemans
Dee CLEMANS, 63, formerly of Fulton, died Thursday at his residence in Portage.
Born July 27, 1911, in Fulton to Newton and Bertha KOCHENDERFER CLEMANS, he was married in December, 1941, to Stella FRANKLIN, who survives. Mr. Clemans moved to Portage from Fulton 17 years ago and was a maintenance employee in the Portage school system.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Jenni Mae [CLEMANS], Randolph, New Jersey; one son, James David [CLEMANS], Portage, and one granddaughter. An infant daughter preceded in death.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Olson-Frum funeral home, Portage chapel. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery, where there will be graveside services at 3 p.m. Friends may call Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Monday, July 7, 1975

Alice L. Fosner
Mrs. Alice Louise FOSNER, 70, Salt Lake City, Utah, died at 8:10 p.m. Friday at her residence. She was a former resident of Rochester.
She was born Dec. 31, 1904 in Lincoln, Neb. to Leslie Earl and Ada May MURPHY OGDEN. Her marriage was Aug. 23, 1939 in Evanston, Wyo. to Leroy FOSNER. He died in 1974. Mrs. Fosner was a schoolteacher.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Olive) McCARTY, Helena, Mont., and one son, Emerson [FOSNER], of Seattle,Wash.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Eunice Thompson
Mrs. Eunice THOMPSON, 83, Argos, died at 2:25 a.m. Sunday at the Burn Center in St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Thompson had suffered severe burns to her body at an accident in her home on July 1.
She was born April 21, 1892, in Green township of Marshall county to Jarvis and Lavina DENNIS NEWHOUSE. Her marriage was at Plymouth on June 10, 1914 to William G. THOMPSON. He died Jan. 26, 1972. She had lived in Argos since 1969, moving from her farm home in Green township. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge 844 and the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marion (Clara) ELLIS, R.R. 4, Plymouth; Mrs. Bennie (Dorothy) McCARLAND, R.R. 1, Argos; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday 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 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Alvin B. Yerkes Sr.
Alvin B. YERKES Sr., 71, Kewanna, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
He was born March 28, 1904 in Carroll county to James and Gertrude STUDEBAKER YERKES. His marriage was to Ethel DELLENGER CARTER in 1949 at Kewanna. She survives. He was a retired pharmacist and a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church. He also was a member of the Kewanna Masonic Lodge, VFW, Scottish Rite of South Bend; Logansport American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired member of the Naval Rserve.
Also surviving are one son, James [YERKES], Richland; one daughter, Mrs. James HEATER, Mishawaka; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One son, two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard LOCHNER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Walton. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Logansport American Legion and the Kewanna VFW. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Howard W. DeWitt
Howard W. DeWITT, 58, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died unexpectedly at 11:10 a.m. Saturday in the Osteopathic hospital in South Bend where he had been a patient four weeks.
He was born Sept. 9, 1916 in Bourbon to Clyde and Ruth MONTAGUE DeWITT. His marriage was Nov. 14, 1936 at Akron to Lorene HOCHSTSTLER. She survives. He was a veteran of World War II and an employee of Culver Military Academy. He was a lifetime resident of Culver and the Rutland community and had been a milk hauler in Fulton and Marshall counties. He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge, Culver Lions club, Marshall County Fraternal Order of Police and the National Rifle association.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. David (Helen) OSBORN, R.R. 1, Culver; two sons, Larry DeWITT, R.R. 1, Argos; David [DeWITT] of Rushville; nine grandchildren; one brother, Albert DeWITT, of Noblesville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Darrell MADDOCK will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today where the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 8, 1975

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Wednesday, July 9, 1975

George W. Cline
George W. CLINE, 82, R.R. 2, Royal Center, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
He was born Nov. 12, 1892 in Royal Center to John W. and Laura Ann BOYER CLINE. He was a veteran of World War I and had served as Cass county recorder and clerk. He was a member of the Royal Center Trinity United Methodist church, Masonic lodge at Royal Center, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Shrine, Logansport Shrine club, Elks, Eagles and American Legion lodges.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison Garden chapel at Royal Center. The Revs. Howard WESTERN and James BOYLE will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Gerald Utter
Gerald UTTER, 60, Gary, died Tuesday in St. Margaret hospital in Hammond.
Surviving are the wife, Evelyn; [UTTER] two sons, James [UTTER], Lake Village, and Donald [UTTER], Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bernadine) STEFANIAK, Calumet City, and Mrs. Marcia AURES, Gary; three sisters, Mrs. Opal MARSH, Akron, Ind.; Mrs. Lena POWNSLEY, Warsaw, and Mrs. Betty Jane TAYLOR, Los Angeles, Cal; fifteen grandchildren; a great-grandchild.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Ill., with the Rev. Donald RECTOR officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn cemetery in Gary. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.

Nadia Hargan and
Mindy Hargan
Mrs. Mel (Nadia) HARGAN and daughter Mindy [HARGAN], 14, former Rochester residents, were killed in a traffic accident Monday. Another daugher, Melna [HARGAN], is in critical condition with a broken pelvis, a broken leg and a collapsed lung.
Two other HARGAN children, James and Mae, were not hurt.
Mr. Hargan was not in the accident; he is recuperating from major surgery.
The Hargan family lives at R.R. 1, Rockfield, Ky. 42274.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hargan and daughter were this morning at the Auburn funeral home, Bowling Green, Ky.

Thursday, July 10, 1975

Bert W. Postill
Bert W. POSTILL, 82, Mexico, died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru after a nine-month illness.
He was born in Chicago Jan. 27, 1893 to Dean C. and Louany CLARK POSTILL. He was married in Rochester June 23, 1923 to Ina G. CONNER, who survives. He retired in 1963 as Mexico postmaster. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the Mexico Baptist church, the American Legion and the World War I Veterans.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Don OWENS, mexico, and five grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the McCain funeral home with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Alice L. Foster
Graveside services were conducted this afternoon in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Alice Louise FOSTER, 70, a former Rochester area resident who died last Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rev. Paul B. STEPHENSON officiated. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Friday, July 11, 1975

Reathel L. Alber
Reathel Lucinda ALBER, 71, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 4:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted late last evening.
She was born Aug. 21, 1903, in Kosciusko county to Otis and Florence WALLACE AILER. Her marriage was May 28, 1921, in Tiosa to John ALBER. He survives. She had lived most of her life in Newcastle township.
Also surviving are one son, Charles L. ALBER, Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia R. WEIDNER, Rochester, and Mrs. Bill (Wilma) J. OUTLER, Griffith; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ignota LEE, Sebring, Fla. One brother preceded in death.
Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, July 12, 1975

Reathel L. Alber
Services for Mrs. Reathel Lucinda ALBER, 71, R.R. 5, Rochester, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John TURLEY officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Alber died Friday at 4:45 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Thursday evening.

George F. Pontious
George F. PONTIOUS, 76, Miami, Fla., died at noon Friday in his home.
Born Sept. 10, 1898, to Frank and Mae SMITH PONTIOUS, he was a former resident of the Athens area and was a retired locomotive engineer on the Erie railroad, where he worked 47 years. Mr. Pontious was a member of the Riverside Methodist church and the Lions club in Miami.
Surviving are his wife, Ila [PONTIOUS]; four sons, Harold E. [PONTIOUS], Miami; Frank [PONTIOUS], Lansing, Mich.; George [PONTIOUS], Lakewood, Cal., and Stanley [PONTIOUS], St. Johns, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia HUMMER, Highland, Ind.; one brother, Raymond [PONTIOUS], Athens; seventeen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Haupert funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Monday, July 14, 1975

Susie B. Miller
Mrs. Susie B. MILLER, 79, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday in Memorial hospital in South Bend where she was admitted July 2.
She was born Feb. 3, 1896 in Tipton county. Her marriage was to Ernest M. MILLER. He died in 1957. She had lived most of her life in the Rochester area and the Burton neighborhood. She was a member of the Burton United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Ernest F. MILLER, Rochester, and Ralph MILLER, Texarkana, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Carole) PAULIK and Mrs. Ned (Millie) BEMENDERFER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Grady (Martha) THOMPSON, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Gene (Joanne) PRICE VENDERWEELE, Plymouth, and Mrs. Robert (Norma) DONOVAN, Sioux City, Ia.; twenty-four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. One son, Richard [MILLER], prceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Rocheter I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. The family has requestd that memorials other than flowers be made to the Fulton county library.

James W. Coplen
James W. COPLEN, 61, native and former resident of Rocheter, died Saturday morning at his residence in the Ravenswood YMCA in Chicago. He had been in ill health two years.
Mr. Coplen was born Nov. 30, 1913, in Rochester to Eugene and Nina Blanche HARDIN COPLEN. He was married Feb. 19, 1938 in Rochester to Marguerite SCHEID. She survives. Mr. Coplen was a 1931 graduate of Rochester high school and attended Indiana university. He was a former sales representative with McKesson-Robbins Pharmaceutical House of Chicago and later with Campana of Batavia, Ill. He had resided in Chicago 12 years, moving from Rochester.
He was a member of the Grace United Mthodist chrch, Manitou Moose lodge and the Elks lodge of Rochester where he served as the first exalted ruler.
Also surviving are two sons, William D. COPLEN, Rochester, James E. COPLEN, Princeton, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Susan) HESS, Lincoln, Neb.; the step-mother, Mrs. Sarah COPLEN VANNERSON, Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Maurice COPLEN, Chicago, and Allen COPLEN, Seattle, Wash.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochestr I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Paul STEPHENSON will officiate. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Dollie Kern
Mrs. Cleo (Dollie) KERN, 85, South Bend, died at 8:05 a.m. Sunday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth. She was a patient one month. She was born Jan. 12, 1890, at Goshen to Mahlon and Julia MEREDITH. Her marriage was Sept. 6, 1910 at Rochestr to Ivan J. KERN. He died in 1974. She had lived most of her life in the Mentone area.
Surviving are two sons, Charles [KERN] of South Bend, and Melvin [KERN] of Rochestr; one brother, Harry MEREDITH of Mentone; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Peter HANSTRA will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 15, 1975

John R. Hoagland
John R. HOAGLAND, 59, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday in the veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a patient one month and ill one year. He was born Feb. 7, 1917 in Peru to Orville and Anne TRAPP HOAGLAND. His marriage was May 2, 1956 in Rocheter to Pearlie HESTER. She survives. He had resided in Fulton and Miami counties most of his life and was employed by the Indiana Metal Products company. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church and the VFW Post. He was a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are two daughters, Pamella [HOAGLAND], at home; Mrs. Milton (Anna) GARRISON, Wabash; two sons, David [HOAGLAND] at home; and John [HOAGLAND], Twelve Mile; one step-daughter, Mrs. Betty FRANKS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one step-son, Robert KUHN, with the U.S. Air Force at Tampa, Fla; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene [HOAGLAND] of Macy, and Henry HOAGLAND of Mexico. One son preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Harold F. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today. The VFW Post will conduct military graveside rites.

Wednesday, July 16, 1975

Ellis J. McNabb
Ellis J. McNABB, 79, Kewanna, died at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
He was born march 6, 1896 in Hazel Green, Ky., to J. B. and Laura TOLIVER McNABB and had lived in Fulton county since 1923. His first marriage was to Mary Frances MURPHY in 1916; she died in 1928. He was married to Bernice CANNON KINGERY in 1931; she survives. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church, the Kewanna Pinhook Grange, to which he gave the one acre where the building now stands, the Kewanna American Legion post and was an Army veteran of World War I.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Ronald E. GRAY, South Bend; Mrs. C. E. C. LINEBERGER, Sebring, Fla., and Mrs. Daymond FRASIER, Palm Springs, Cal.; two sons, H. E. McNABB, Oceanside, Cal., and Donald Claypool [McNABB], Carvalles, Ore.; two brothers, Elmer and J.B. [McNABB], both of Mount Sterling, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Ervin McGUIRE, Hazel Green, Ky., and Mrs. Ben NAPIER, Mount Sterling, Ky.; fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison Garden Chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Forrest J. Eiler
Forrest J. EILER, 49, Elwood, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been a patient two months and ill eight years.
He was born Jan. 12, 1926 in Marshall county to James and Virginia EILER and had lived his eary life southeast of Argos. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired railroad employee. He attended the Rigdon United Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Edward [EILER], and two daughters, Glenda and Karen [EILER], all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Vera SMITH of Nappanee; Mrs. Elnora SHIDLER, Goshen, Mrs. Mary ROWE, Ligonier; Mrs. Nedra BAILEY, Callettsburg, Ky.; six [sic] brothers, James, Larwell, Carl [EILER], all of Argos; Harley, Elwood, Earl [EILER], all of Kokomo, and Glen and Floyd [EILER], both of Jackson, Miss.; a step-mother, Mrs. Evelyn EILER.

Thursday, July 17, 1975

Forrest J. Eiler
Services will be at 10:30 Friday in the Copher and Fessler funeral home in Elwood for Forrest J. EILER, Elwood, who died Thuesday in the veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery southeast of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home today.

Joel Jack Brubaker
Joel Jack BRUBAKER, 67, R.R. 1, Rochetr, died at 3 a.m. today at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Dec. 17, 1907 in Rochester to J. Walter and Lula HAIMBAUGH BRUBAKER. His marriage was April 5, 1952 in Peru to Florence E. GRUWELL. She survives. A farmer, he had lived most of his life in Fulton county and at one time operated the Brubaker garage in Rochester. He was a member of the First Christian church, Masonic lodge and was a longtime fireman at Rochester and the Kingsbury Ordinance plant. He was the first owner of the Sport Spot, formerly located at the [SW] corner of Ninth and Main streets.
Also surviving are two sons, Joe W. [BRUBAKER], Indianapolis, and Jack T. [BRUBAKER] of Conoga Park, Cal.; two step-sons, William McMILLEN, Rocheter, and Gary McMILLEN, Everett, Mich.; fourteen grandchildren. One son and one grandson preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday where Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Jack C. Hill
Funeral services for Jack C. HILL, 81, Warsaw, were conducted this morning at the Titus funeral home in Warsaw. Mr. Hill died at 7 a.m. Monday in Miller's Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw. He had been ill since March.
Mr. Hill's wife is the former Freeda SULLIVAN and lived at 315 Main street before her marriage. They had no children.
Mr. Hill was a retired employee of the Dalton foundry and was a member of the American Legion.

Friday, July 18, 1975

Betty Reedy
Mrs. Betty REEDY, 52, Lake Worth, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Lake Worth.
Surviving are the husband, Bill [REEDY]; three daughtters; a son; eight grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Dorothy GAUMER of Rochester, and three sisters, including Mrs. Stan (Judy) MUSGRAVE of Rochester.
Services will be at 12:50 p.m. Saturday in the Tillman funeral home at Lake Worth.

Saturday, July 19, 1975

Donina Roberta Desiree Heinzmann
Donina Roberta Desiree HEINZMANN, four-year-old daughter of Bela L. and Elizabeth KING HEINZMANN, drowned about 7 p.m. Friday in the swimming pool at the John HOWKINSON residence on Old U.S. 31 north of the city, next door north to the Howkinson home and the little girl somehow managed to gain access to the pool.
Coroner Junior D. GOOD pronounced the girl dead at Woodlawn hospital from drowning.
The girl was born April 6, 1971 in Rochester and was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist church.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Gordon Lynn and Bela Lee HEINZMANN; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Cleve (Ethel) KINDIG, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald KING, Chicago. A broher, Errol Franz [HEINZMANN], died May 15, 1972.
Funeral services wil be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 5 o'clock this evening.

Sylvia V. Cole
Mrs. Sylvia Viola COLE, 70, died at her home in Akron at 1 p.m. Friday after a year's illness.
Born Jan. 13, 1905, in Wabash county, she was the daughter of John and Josephine EASTERDAY GRUWELL. Her marriage was to George Alex "Stub" COLE Oct. 22, 1921. He died Feb. 3, 1971. She formerly was employed by he Sherrill Corporation in Mexico.
Surviving are nine children, Charles [COLE], Roann; Mrs. Robert KEIM, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Janes [COLE], U.S. Army, Ft. Knox, Ky.; David [COLE], Marion; Mrs. Fred LONG, Rochester; Francis [COLE], Indianapolis; Mrs. William ROSS, Oakland City; Jerry [COLE], Marion; Mrs. Charles EASTERDAY, Akron; twenty-nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Elsie KESPLE, Clarksville, Tenn. Two grandsons preceded in death.
She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Funeral services will be at the McCain funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at he funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ralph L. Calvert
Ralph L. CALVERT, 43, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 6:20 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been in failing health for two years.
He was born Oct. 16, 1931 in Fulton county to Forrest and Edna HARRIS CALVERT and lived in the Rochester area and then in Warsaw for 14 years before moving to Mentone six months ago. He was married Nov. 30, 1951 in Rochester to Jacksie WINTERROWD, who survives. He was an employee of Zimmer USA of Warsaw.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Abraham (Joyce) GONZALEZ, of Kleen, Texas; a son, Richey [CALVERT], at home; the mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Richard BROWER, Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Ira (Mary) ROCK, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Robert (Clara) REESER, Mrs. Dick (Helen) ENYART, and Mrs. Bud (Barbara) TULLIS, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Virgil (Carol) SAENZ, Mishawaka; three half-brothers, Lovell "Pete" CALVERT, R.R. 4, Rochester; Robert CALVERT, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Bill CALVERT, R.R. 6, Rochester, and a grandfahter, Fred HARRIS, Saskatchewan, Canada. The father preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the McHatton-Sadler funeral home in Warsaw from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and at the Foster & Good funeral home on Monday.

Monday, July 21, 1975

Ralph L. Calvert
The name of James CALVERT, Rochester, was inadvertently omitted in the Sentinel Saturday from the list of survivors of Ralph L. CALVERT, R.R. 1, Mentone, who died Friday in Warsaw. Mr. Calvert was a brother to the deceased.

Harold I. Stockberger
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Highland Park Christian church in Louisville, Ky. for Harold I. STOCKBERGER, 58, of Louisville, who died Thursday in that city. Burial was in Louisville.
Mr. Stockberger was a native of Fulton county and a driver for Summers-Hermann Ford company.
Survivors include his wife, the former Alma MILLER HILL; two daughters, Mrs. Mary BABCOCK and Mrs. Joyce Van DOREN, both of Akron; two sons, Delbert and Dennis STOCKBERGER, both of Rochester; two step-sons, Bennett MILLER and Donald HILL; eleven grandchildr and a great-grandchild.
The First National bank of Rochester is accepting contributions to the Cancer Fund as memorials.

Ronald K. Teel
Last rites were held this afternoon at the King Memorial Home in Mentone for Ronald K. TEEL, 24, West Haven Estates, Warsaw, who was killed at 2:30 a.m. Saturday when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his car. The auto crashed into a tree on a county road southwest of Silver Lake. He was a former Mentone resident.
Born Nov. 25, 1950, at Warsaw, he was the son of William Elwin and Georgia DILLINGHAM TEEL. He had resided at Mentone all his life until his marriage, Sept. 1, 1973, to Melody GRIMM, who survives. Mr. Teel was employed at R.R. Donnelley in Warsaw. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war, and belonged to the American Legion and the Moose lodge.
Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Raymond GRUBBS, Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Coni HANEY and Mrs. Donita SECRIST, both of Mentone; and his grandmother, Mrs. Della DILLINGHAM, Mentone.
Burial was in the Mentone cemetery.

Clara B. Fisher
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Mexico Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Clara B. FISHER, 85, Peru, who died at 7 p.m. Friday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru. The Revs. John MISHLER and Jay McKINLEY officiated. Burial was in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. The Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Per was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Fisher was born Aug. 14, 1889 in Fulton county to Silas and Margaret St. CLAIR LOWMAN. Her marriage was Aug. 5, 1908 in Fulton county to the Rev. Harley U. FISHER. He died Sept. 27, 1972. She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.
Survivig are two sons, Isaac [FISHER], of R.R. 2, Peru, and David [FISHER], also of Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Louise FULTZ, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Damaris MOREHOUSE, R.R. 1, Milford; one brother, H. H. LOWMAN, R.R. 1, New Madison, O.; nine grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, July 22, 1975

Mary F. Barnett
Mrs. Mary F. BARNETT, 76, 163 Pontiac street, died at 10:25 p.m. Monday in Memorial Hospital in South Bend where she had been a patient six weeks. She had been ill several months.
She was born Aug. 22, 1899 in LaFontaine to Leonard and Sarah BUZZARD. Her marriage was in June, 1917 in Wabash to George E. BARNETT. He died in 1951. She had resided in Rochester 25 years, moving from Griffith. She was a member of the First Christian church in Griffith.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Reba) HONKOMP, Mishawaka; Mrs. Don (Mary) NORRIS, Rochester, and Mrs. Herbert (Alice) DOMER, Porter three sons, Robert [BARNETT], of Challis, Ida.; Thomas [BARNETT] of Merrillville, and George [BARNETT] Jr. of Steamboat Springs, Colo; thirty-one grandchildren; fifty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters and four brothers. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Calumet Park cemetery at Crown Point. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Wednesday July 23, 1975 to Thursday, July 24, 1975

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Friday, July 25, 1975

Ernest L. Shively
Ernest L. SHIVELY, 58, R.R. 2, Akron, died Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Marion County General hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Sept. 30, 1917 in Fulton county to Everett and Grace BRIGHT SHIVELY, he was a farmer and a member of the Olive Bethel church.
Surviving are one daughter, Sue DAINE, Athens; one brother, William [SHIVELY], Ontario, Cal., and one niece.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Haupert funeral home, Akron with the Rev. Harold HELTERBRIDLE officiating. Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today.

Saturday, July 26, 1975

Orval W. Brown
Orval W. "Hap" BROWN, 60, R.R. 1, Macy, died Friday at 6:25 p.m. in Canterbury Manor nursing home, where he was a patient one week. He was in failing health the past six years.
Born Oct. 11, 1914 in Macy to Walter and Blanche TWINFORD BROWN, he lived his entire life in the Nyona lake community. His marriage was on Sept. 14, 1941 in Mexico, Ind., to Thelma M. JACKSON, who survives. Mr. Brown was a supervisor of operator's license examiners from 1961-1968; served under the superintendent of public instruction and was in charge of the Fort Wayne and Peru state unemployment offices. He was a member of the United Methodist church of Macy, Macy Masonic Lodge, York Rite, South Bend Scottish Rite, Mizpah Temple in Fort Wayne, Royal Arch Masons, Rochester Eagles lodge and the Manitou Moose lodge. Mr. Brown was active in the Democrat Party.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Beverly) HEINROCKS, Indianapolis, and Miss Judith BROWN, at home; one son, Terry J. [BROWN], Galveston; eight grandchildren, and three brothers, Homer [BROWN], Greentown; Owen [BROWN], Marion, and Robert [BROWN], Kokomo.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. Masonic services will be in the funeral home Sunday at 8 p.m.

Monday, July 28, 1975

Rudy N. Green
Rudy N. GREEN, 72, R.R. 5, Rochester, was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from injuries sustained at his home when a farm elevator rolled forward, pinning him between the elevator and a tractor.
Authorities said Green had been storing hay in his barn and was preparing to attach the elevator to the tractor whe the elevator rolled forward and pinned him between the two implements. The elevator was resting on a slope ground, officials said.
A farmer, Mr. Green was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.
He was born Feb. 6, 1903 in Newcastle township to Sidney and Lulu KESSLER GREEN. His marriage was Sept. 5, 1923 in St. Joseph, Mich. to Mabel SPURLOCK. She survives. He was a member of the Brethren Church of Tiosa.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Marietta) SCOTT, R.R. 5, Rochester; two sons, Calvin L. [GREEN], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Robert L. [GREEN] of Rochester; twelve grandchildre; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel NOONAN, Covington, Ky., and Mrs. Ralph (Carrie) OVERMYER, R.R. 3, Rochester; one brother, Charles E. GREEN, R.R. 5, Rochester. One granddaughter and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. John TURLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of service. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis foundation.

Ruth M. Rouch
Mrs. Ruth M. ROUCH, 76, South Bend, died at 7:33 a.m. Sunday in Memorial hospital in South Bend following a one-week illness.
She was born Oct. 18, 1898 in Fulton. Her marriage was Aug. 16, 1919 in Rochester to Vernen E. ROUCH. He died in May, this year. She had lived in South Bend 45 years, moving from Fulton.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Allen JAMESON of South Bend, and three grandchildren.
Services will be conducted in the Hollis-Palmer funeral home in South Bend at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Graveside services at the Fulton cemetery in Fulton will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Paul STEPHENSON will conduct the graveside services. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. today.

Tuesday May 29, 1975 to Friday, August 1, 1975

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Saturday, August 2, 1975

Rosa M. Bunnell
Mrs. Rosa May BUNNELL, 86, Mexico, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph's hospital in Kokomo. She had been ill one week.
She was born Dec. 15, 1888 in Miami county to Pleasant and Diana DAY WORKING. Her marriage was March 1, 1908 to John BUNNELL. He died Jan. 17, 1973. She was a member of the Mexico Baptist church.
Surviving are six sons, Jerry [BUNNELL] of Rochester; Edward [BUNNELL], Portage; Harry [BUNNELL], Mexico; Raymond [BUNNELL] Stewart Air Force Base, Ga.; Darl [BUNNELL], New Mexico; Charles [BUNNELL], Los Angeles; seven daughters, Mrs. Mary STEWART, Wabacco Park, Fla.; Mrs. Katherine EYTCHESON, Rochester; Mrs. Leona KOONS, Rochester; Mrs. Iona COX., Hobart; Mrs. Zuella CALHOUN, Crown Poing; Mrs. Anna NICKEL, Hobart; Mrs. Ellen NEWELL, Rochester; thirty grandchildren; fifty-three great-grandchildren four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home in Peru. The Rev. Donald s will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, August 4, 1975

L. Milton Camblin
L. Milton CAMBLIN, 79, retired local merchant, died Saturday at 11:05 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital after an extended illness. He formerly resided in Country Club drive, east shore of Lake Manitou.
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery at Van Buren, where thre will be graveside services at noon.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the heart fune or charity of donor's choice.
Born Nov. 10, 1895, at Van Buren, he was the son of Jasper and Emma BANTER CAMBLIN. His marriage was Oct. 18, 1916, at Marion, to Mabel CLOUD, who died Oct. 22, 1964.
Mr. Camblin came to the city in 1929 as manager of the Boston Store, now the P. N. Hirsch location. In the 1950s he left that firm to open a furniture store directly north and later, when the Boston Store ceased business, occupied the entire area as well as a used furniture outlet to the rear. He retired in 1964.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Wilda) PENNELL, Rochester, and Mrs. Donald (Joan) NcNEIL, Palm Harbor, Fla.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; half-brother, Charles CAMBLIN, Van Buren, and two sisters, Mrs. Hamp (Goldie) JOHNSTON, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Albert (Belva) ROWE, Van Buren.

Tuesday, August 5, 1975

Deana L. Stevens
Deana Lou STEVENS, 13-year-old daughter of Harold and Verna MARTIN STEVENS, Argos, died at 8:40 a.m. Monday in Memorial hospital in South Bend. She had been ill one year.
She was born Sept. 1, 1961 at Argos and had spent her life in the Argos community. She would have been a freshman in the Argos Community Schools this fall. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Argos.
Surviving with her parents are one brother, Douglas [STEVENS], at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bud (Mildred) MARTIN, Argos; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Vern (Laura) BAER, Tippecanoe.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Lloyd HOWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Amanda Harter
Mrs. Leo (Amanda) HARTER, 82, formerly of Akron, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she moved 12 years ago.
Her husband, Leo HARTER, survives.
Graveside services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Akron cemetery with Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.

Jerry V. Danner
Jack M. ROMINE, 54, Indianapolis, died Monday of a heart seizure while giving artificial resuscitation to Jerry V. DANNER, also Indianapolis. Danner collapsed at his residence of a heart attack when Romine, a neigbor, came to his aid. Danner also died. Danner was the son-in-law of the late Dr. Harold ILER of Rochester and Mrs. Elsie ILER of 100 West Ninth street.

Snowe Helser
Mrs. Ira (Snowe) HELSER, 82, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 10 p.m. Monday in her home. She was ill the past 15 years.
Born Nov. 12, 1893, in Kosciusko county, to Oscar and Sylvia DECKER TULLIS, Mrs. Helser lived in the Akron community her entire life. Her marriage was on July 3, 1937, in Warsaw, to Ira HELSER, who survives.
Surviving with the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Russell (Hazel) RADER, Three Rivers, Mich., and Mrs. Wheeler (Esta) JOHNSON, White Hall, Mich., and one brother, Clesta "Short" TULLIS, R.R. 2, Akron. Four brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Jim MARTIN officiating. Burial will be in the Franklin cemetery, Silver Lake. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of services.

Wednesday, August 6, 1975 to Thursday, August 7, 1975

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Friday, August 8, 1975

Marion Guy
Marion GUY, 87, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Miller nursing home in Warsaw.
He was born Oct. 3, 1887 in Kosciusko county to Henry and Elmina CLASE GUY. His marriage was Nov. 29, 1908 near Warsaw to Bertha May KUHN. She died in 1972. He was a farmer and had lived 45 years in the Warsaw area. He attended the Cooks Chapel.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Martha Rentschler
Word has been received here of the death Tuesday of Mrs. Martha RENTSCHLER of Buckeye, Ariz.
Mrs. Rentschler was the sister of Mrs. Mary ROCK and John WARMBROD, both of Rochester.
Services will be Sunday in the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac. Burial will be near Winamac.

Saturday, August 9, 1975

[no obits]

Monday, August 11, 1975

Agnes L. Ulerick
Mrs. Agnes L. ULERICK, 65, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died early this morning at her home. Rites are pending at the McCain funeral home.

Guy Heishman Sr.
Guy HEISHMAN Sr., 87, 101 North Ohio street, died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He was a patient two weeks and in failing health two years.
He was born April 13, 1880 in Corydon to Jacob and Elizabeth HEISHMAN. His marriage was July 28, 1909 in Corydon to Cora SMITH. She died in 1958. He was a retired employee of the REMC and had resided in Rochester since 1947, moving from Metea. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Geneva WALTERS, Mrs. Cleon (Margaret) CONWELL, both of Rochester; Mrs. Dale (Annice) SEVERNS, Akron; five sons, Howard, Guy Jr., Forrest [HEISHMAN, all of Rochester; Edgar and Kenneth [HEISHMAN], both of Logansport; twenty-five grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie WOLFE, Flat Rock, Ill.; Mrs. Dorothy POOLE, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Eva MATHEWS and Mrs. Tina RHODES, both of Corydon; two brothers, Edward [HEISHMAN], Rochester; Claude [HEISHMAN], Corydon; Arnold [HEISHMAN], Peru. One daughter and two sons preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Van J. HUTCHINSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Perma A. Siders
Mrs. Perma Anna SIDERS, 64, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at her home following an illness of six months.
She was born Nov. 11, 1910 inCass county to Isaac and Cora E. BABER SARVER. She was married in Sharon, Ind., April 12, 1936 to Harley R. SIDERS, who survives. She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Morris [SIDERS], Rochester, and Wilbur [SIDERS], Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Loretta DOUCETTE, Peru, and Mrs. Marlyn MILLER, Raleigh, N.C. two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Glen DAWALT, Niles, Mich. A son, Marvin [SIDERS], was killed inVietnam in 1968.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain funeral home with the Rev. John EVANS officiating. Burial will be in the Perrysburg cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 12, 1975

Bertha M. Roe
Bertha M. ROE, 90, R.R. 1, Akron, died today at 2:45 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient two days. She was ill one year.
Born Nov. 27, 1884, in Augusta, O. to John and Christine BERGER SCHMIDT, she lived in Akron since 1929. Her marriage was on Dec. 20, 1907, in Augusta to Fred ROE, who died in 1964. Mrs. Roe was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Nadine) SRIVER, Talma; one son, Graydon ROE, Loganspot; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clara IMBODY, Marion, O., and one brother, Paul SCHMIDT, Akron, O. Four brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. John MOORE officiating. Burial will be in the Rochetr I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, August 13, 1975

Agnes L. Ulerick
Agnes L. ULERICK, 65, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 2 a.m. Monday at her home following an illness of two months.
She was born to Swan and Ann WERNICK PEARSON Jan. 2, 1910 in Vermillion County, Ill. She was married to Harry ULERICK Oct. 1, 1933 in Fulton; he died Feb. 15, 1975. She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann HUNTER, R.R. 1, Kewanna; two sons, Robert E. [ULERICK], R.R. 6, Rochestr, and Terry Lee [ULERICK], R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Esther MUSSELMAN, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; four brothers, Harry PEARSON, Rochester; Laurence PEARSON, Baltimore, Md.; Glen PEARSON, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, and Clark PEARSON, Rensselaer.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Carmel cemetery at Twelve Mile. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Michael J. Abney
Michael Jason ABNEY, eight-week-old son of Jeffery and Rebecca HART ABNEY, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 4 a.m. today in Riley hospital.
He was born June 14, in Rochester.
Surviving with his parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kay HART, R.R. 2, Macy; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert ABNEY, R.R. 1, Macy; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Faye PETERMAN, North Webster, and several aunts and uncles.
Services are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Thursday, August 14, 1975

Michael J. Abney
Graveside services for Michael Jason ABNEY will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Fulton cemetery with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton. The eight-week-old son of Jeffery and Rebecca HART ABNEY, R.R. 2, Macy, died early Wednesday at the Riley hospital, Indianapolis.

Lyle F. DePue
Lyle F. DePUE, 68, Argos, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.
He was born Nov. 17, 1906 at Mason City, Ill. to Lewis and Mary DAVIS DePUE. His marriage was March 23, 1929, in Athens to Cleo MATHIAS. She died in 1967. He was a retired carpenter and had resided in the Argos area since 1942, moving from Macy.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Marjorie) DAVIS, San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. James (Mary) SWIHART, Argos, and Mrs. Ernest (Lena) TOMFORDE, Boca Raton, Fla., three sons, John [DePUE) of Argos, Lawrence [DePUE] of Warsaw, and Lloyd [DePUE] of Knox; fourteen grandchildren; five sisters and one brother, all of Illinois.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at 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 after 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Effie L. McKinsey
Mrs. Harlan (Effie L.) McKINSEY, 92, Kewanna, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of two years. Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Friday, August 15, 1975

Effie L. McKinsey
Effie L. McKINSEY, 92, Kewanna, died at 11:45 p.m. Wedesday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill two years.
She was born Sept. 8, 1882 at Star City to Charles C. and Mary E. CALVIN WISELY. Her marriage was Feb. 15, 1941 to Harlan McKINSEY. He preceded in death. She had lived in Kewanna 35 years. She was a registered nurse and served in the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery during World War I. She later worked with the American Red Cross. She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church, Women's Society oif Christian Service and Kewanna Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are one step-son, Byron McKINSEY, Vista, Cal.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Forest (Marcia) COOPER, Pueblo, Cal.; three sisters, Mrs Joseph (Marie) MESSMAN of Rochester; Mrs. Raymond (Madge) URBIN of Kewanna; Mrs. Clifford (Gertrude) LAMBORN, Plymouth; one brother, T. C. WISELY of Peru, and five step-grandchildren
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kewanna United Methodist church. The Rev. Richard A. LOCHNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the hour of service.
The Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. today.

Howard G. Gross
Howard G. GROSS, 81, Mentone, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
He was born April 27, 1894 near Pierceton to Peter and Mary MOCK GROSS. He had lived 50 years in the Mentone area, moving from Pierceton. His first marriage was in 1919 to Oca Ola ROMINE. She died in August, 1954. His second marriage was to Mary QUARLES in 1955; she survives. He was a member of the American Legion Post at Warsaw and was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard [GROSS], Mentone; Loran D. [GROSS], Etna Green; a step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy GOODMAN, Flint, Mich.; five grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren. One daughter, a son and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home in Mentone. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ernest W. Hogan
Ernest W. HOGAN, 79, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 5:25 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
He was born Dec. 10, 1895 in Union township to William and Demma COLLINS HOGAN. His marriage was to Ruth SMITH. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Bruce lake cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, August 16, 1975

A. C. Johnson
A. C. "Chic" JOHNSON, 69, Lake Manitou, died at St. Elizabeth hospital in Lafayette at 1:30 a.m. today following an illness of four months. He made his winter home in Mount Dora, Fla.
Mr. Johnson was retired. He had owned the Modern Dairy in Mexico, Peru and Rochester for 30 years. Also, he had owned the Streamliner in Rochester and the Modern Dairy Bar in Peru.
Mr. Johnson attended Earlham college, was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Rochester country club.
He was born April 27, 1906 in Russiaville to Joseph and Emily JOHNSON. He was married to Malee HARDING BURKHART on Dec. 19, 1952; she survives.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters Mrs. Donald (Dixie BURKHART) BLAIR, Monticello, and Mrs. Jack (Jackie) WILSON, Oak Park, Mich.; and six grandchildren. A son, Curt Cole BURKHART, died last April 21.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, where friends may call between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the American Cancer Society or other charity.

Wilma L. Gray Kotzenmacher
Mrs. Wilma L. (HOLLOWAY) GRAY KOTZENMACHER, 53, South Bend, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital. She had been in ill health one year.
She was born April 12, 1923 in South Bend to Enos G. and Addie HOLLOWAY. She had lived in South Bend for 30 years, moving there from Fulton county. [Her firest marriage was July 27, 1941 to Clifford GRAY]. She was married last January to Edward KOTZENMACHER, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Dennis GRAY, South Bend; two grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Addie NIGHTENGALE, South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Martin (Ladosia) ERNSBERGER and Mrs. Max (Edna) STRUMPFER, both of South Bend, and Mrs. Pat (Geraldine) PATZER, Dowagiac, Mich.; two brothers, Richard [HOLLOWAY], Niles, Mich., and Enos [HOLLOWAY], Mishawaka. The father preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until time of services. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the American Cancer Society.

Monday, August 18, 1975

John W. Glasford
John Wesley GLASSFORD, 84, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rocheter nursing home.
He was born April 17, 1891, in Miami county to George and Angeline THOMPSON GLASFORD. His marriage was Oct. 3, 1914 in Peru to Orra May NORMAN. She survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church.
Also surviving are three sons, Loren [GLASFORD], of Vero Beach, Fla.; Willis [GLASFORD], R.R. 2, Macy, and Dean [GLASFORD], of R.R. 1, Macy; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Edna TOMLINSON, Missoula, Mont. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ebenezer United Methodist church. The Rev. George HAPNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home today and at the church one hour prior to services.

Glenden R. Adamson
Services were conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Glendon R. ADAMSON, 72, former Rochester resident who died Saturday at 1:40 p.m. in Memorial hospital in South Bend. The Rev. David HEYWARD officiated. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
She was born March 9, 1903 in Rochester to Earl B. and Elva RUBUSH SHORE. Her marriage was Oct. 8, 1921 in Rochester to Edgar H. ADAMSON. He died Dec. 10, 1963. She had lived all her life in Rochester with the exception of the past 2 1/2 years spent with her daughter, Mrs. John (Billie Jean) KREISLE of South Bend. She was a member of the United Presbyterian church of Rochester and the Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa.
Surviving with her daughter are three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ned (Wilnetta) HART of Rochester.

Tuesday, August 19, 1975

Hazel E. Buckingham
Mrs. Hazel E. BUCKINGHAM, 82, 813 Monroe street, died Monday at 1:15 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
Born Feb. 13, 1893, in Fulton county to George and Lavina FENSTERMAKER EASTERDAY, she lived in Rochester the past 30 years, moving here from Fulton. Her marriage was on Dec. 4, 1912, in Fulton to Frank J. BUCKINGHAM, who died Nov. 10, 1952. Mrs. Buckingham was a retired employee at Wile's store and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church in Fulton.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Annabell) LITTLE, Kokomo, and Mrs. Robert (Pauline) JONES, R.R. 1, Rochester; one son, Eugene BUCKINGHAM, Rochester; three grandchildren, Mrs. Donna OTT, Columbia City; David BUCKINGHAM, Rochester, and Mrs. Terry SAMPSEL, Denver, Colo; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Mabel) REED, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Mrs. Fred (Glen) METZGER, Aurora, Ill.; two brothers, Loris and Paul EASTERDAY, both of Fulton, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today until the hour of services. Memorials other than flowers should be made to the Heart Fund.

Wednesday, August 20, 1975

Robert V. Newcomer
Robert V. NEWCOMER, 65, Kewanna, died at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
He was born Aug. 10, 1910 in Fulton county to Charles and Emma EASTERDAY NEWCOMER. His marriage was Oct. 19, 1932 in Leiters Ford to Lucile HAMMAN. She survives. He was a machinist at the Kewanna Metal Specialty company and also an employee of the Studebaker corporation in South Bend 22 years. He was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kermit (Janice) GRASS, R.R. 5, Rochester; two sons, Robert E. [NEWCOMER], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Rick Alan [NEWCOMER], at home; one brother, Milo [NEWCOMER], of Knox; two sisters, Mrs. Ann KONIECZNY, LaPorte, and Mrs. Edna COLELLA, R.R. 3, Knox, and six grandchildren. One granddaughter and a daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard LOCHNER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cancer Society.

Thursday, August 21, 1975

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Friday, August 22, 1975

Ruth Z. Vice
Ruth Zelda VICE, 82, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 8:25 p.m. Thursday in the Wabash County hospital. She had been ill one year.
She was born Jan. 25, 1893 in Wabash to Albert J. and Letitia MURPHY CARNEY. Her marriag was May 17, 1919, in Wabash to Forrest VICE. He died in 1962. She had resided all her life in Wabash with the exception of the last five years when she lived at the home of her niece, Mrs. Kenneth (Judy) CORNELL, R.R. 6, Rochester. She was affiliated with the First United Methodist church and the American Legion auxiliary, both at Wabash.
Surviving with her niece are one sister, Mrs. Harvey (Mary) BARNES, Wabash, and a brother, Frank L. [CARNEY], of Huntington.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Eddingfield-Gerber funeral home in Wabash. The Rev. Wallace DEYO will officiate. Burial will be in the Falls cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Thomas M. Ellis
Thomas M. ELLIS, 23, Akron, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Howard County Community hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 28, 1952 in Akron to Leroy and Jean BRYANT ELLIS and lived in Akron his entire life. Mr. Ellis was graduated from Akron high school and attended the International Business School in Fort Wayne. His latest employment was as bookkeeer for Hartman Cadillac, Rochester. He attended Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are the mother, in Akron, and three brothers, Dan and Joe [ELLIS], at home, and Stephen [ELLIS], Kokomo. The father died in 1962.
Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. John MOORE officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, north of Akron. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 23, 1975

Frank C. Baros
Frank C. BAROS, 81, 1105 Wabash avenue, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Plymouth.
He had lived in Rochester 12 years, moving here from North Liberty. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are the wife, Gladys [BAROS]; a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Elaine) WOLFORD, Rochester, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the First Brethren church at North Liberty and burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery at North Liberty. Friends may call at the A. M. Manuel funeral home in North Liberty on Sunday after 2 p.m.

Monday, August 25, 1975

Barbara Baran
Mrs. Barbara BARAN, 54, Bridgeview, Ill., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank MINARIK of R.R. 3, Rochester, was killed in a traffic accident Friday in Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Baran was born June 30, 1921 in North Judson and was married in April of 1950 to Charles BARAN, who survives.
Surviving with the husband and parents are three children, Michael [BARAN], with the U.S. Air Force, and Eddie and Marilyn [BARAN], both of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Evelyn) BASCOM, Crown Point; Mrs. Carl (Louise) MOORE, South Bend, and Mrs. Ray (Ella) LOCKWOOD, Rochester,and four brothers, Frank [MINARIK], Rochester; Joe [MINARIK], North Judson, and George and Edward [MINARIK], both of South Bend. A brother, Steve [MINARIK], and a sister, Marie [MINARIK], preceded in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday at the St. Blase church in Summitt, Ill., and burial will be in Summitt. Friends may call at the Sabiesk funeral home in Summitt on Tuesday evening, on Wednesday and on Thursday until time of services.

Troy Howard
Services were conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Troy HOWARD, R.R. 8, London, Ky., who died Friday at his residence there. Burial was in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.
Mr. Hward was born May 23, 1916 at Jackson County, Ky., to William and Lilly BARNETT HOWARD. His first marriage was to Launa STACY. She died in 1968. His second marriage was in Clintwood, Va. to Deanna POLLOCK. She survives. He had resided in Kentucky 1 1/2 years, moving from Argos. He was a retired plumber and a member of the Summit Hill church of Jesus Christ.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hobart (Claudette) STEVENS and Mrs. Janice MORIARTY, both of Argos; four sons, William [HOWARD] at home; Harold [HOWARD] of Kewanna; Denton and Olin [HOWARD], both of Argos; twenty-one grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Lilly HOWARD, hazard, Ky.; two sisters and six brothers.

Roy Barnes
Roy BARNES, 82, former Athens resident, died at 8:30 p.m.Saturday in the Rochester nursing home. He was a patient three years.
He was born April 4, 1893 in Henry township to Adam and Sarah WOODS BARNES. He was a farm employee.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Nichols cemetery. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 26, 1975

Kendra Lea Bright
Kendra Lea BRIGHT, daughter of Steven and Cheryl HIBNER BRIGHT, R.R. 3, Rochester, was stillborn at 10:55 a.m. Monday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
Surviving with her parents are one brother, Darrell [BRIGHT], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy HIBNER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard BRIGHT, R.R. 3, Rochester.
Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Willis BOSSERMAN will officiate. Arrangements are by the Grossdman funeral home in Argos.

Ferman O. Powell
Ferman O. POWELL, 84, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home at Plymouth.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Wednesday, August 27, 1975

Ferman O. Powell
Ferman O. POWELL, 84, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth, where he was a patient five months.
He was born Dec. 18, 1890 in Miami county to Oliver and Almeda SMOKER POWELL and lived the majority of his life in the Green Oak community in Fulton county. Mr. Powell's marriage was in January of 1911 to Florence ESTABROOK, who preceded in death. He was a retired carpenter and attended Rochester Normal university.
Surviving are one son, James O. POWELL, Denver, Colo.; four daughters, Mrs. Lauretta HOUK, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. William (Fermina) PERSON, Warsaw, and Mrs. Ruth EICHORST and Mrs. Norma (Margaret) HENRY, both of South Bend; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, and one sister, Mrs. Marie PUTTMAN, Rochester. One sister preceded.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Vern STUBER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until the hour of service on Thursday.

Thursday, August 28, 1975

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Friday, August 29, 1975

Robert D. Elsten
A Huntington man became the fourth traffic fatality in Fulton county this year when he died following a car-pickup truck collision on Ind. 114, 3 1/2 miles east of Akron, Thursday at 3:20 p.m.
State police identified the dead man as Robert D. ELSTEN, 32, Huntington.
Police said Elsten suffered multiple head injuries and was dead on arrival at South Bend Memorial hospital. The victim was taken to Woodlawn hospital after the crash and immediately transferred to South Bend, police said
Elsten's auto was eastbound on Ind. 114 when it collided with a westboud truck driven by Marvin BAHNEY, 42, R.R. 1, Akron, police said.
Bahney told police that as his westbount truck rounded a curve he observed the Elsten auto in the wrong lane and as Bahney veered his truck to the left, Elsten turned his auto to the right and the two collided, officers said.
Elsten was alone in the car, police said.
Bahney was not injured.
The sheriff's department and Akron police assisted state police with the investigation.

Saturday, August 30, 1975

[no obits]

Monday, September 1, 1975

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 2, 1975

Edward R. Matzat
The cause of death of a North Judson man at a rural Rochester home early Saturday has yet to be determined, it was reported today.
An autopsy was performed Saturday evening on the body of Edward Rudolph MATZAT, 33, R.R. 1, North Judson, who died in his sleep at the home of Howard SUMMERS, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD said today no visbale signes of the cause of death were found during the autopsy and that authorities are now awaiting a laboratory report to determine the cause.
Matzat was found dead when a friend tried to awaken him for brreakfast Saturday at the Summers' residence.

Howard A. Bertram
Howard A. BERTRAM, 80, R.R., Kewanna, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
He was born Aug. 1, 1895, in Detroit to Henry and Louise KOHLMORGAN BERTRAM. His marriage was Sept. 26, 1916 inFrankfurt to Grace DEARTH. She survives. He was a retired cost accountant, having worked 43 years with the Combustion Engineering company in East Chicago. He was a member of the United Methodist chuch in Lansing, Ill., the Lions club at Lansing, Hammond Masonic lodge and th Lake Bruce association.
Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Frances ANDERSON, Glenwood, Ill.; Mrs. Katherine OLDERWALD, North Springfield, Va., and Mrs. Shirley UNDERWOOD, Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Edith BUNDY, Frankton, Ind.; two brothers, Ray [BERTRAM], of Fort Wayne; Earl [BERTRAM], of Kokomo; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Kewanna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. The Masonic lodge will conduct graveside services.

Jonas M. Romig
Jonas M. ROMIG, 99, former Argos resident, died at noon Sunday in the Parkview nursing home in Plymouth. He previously had made his home with his granddaughter, Mrs. Carol RINGLE, in the Plymouth and Argos areas.
He was born Dec. 15, 1875, in Marshall county, to Abraham and Harriet ROMIG. His marriage was Dec. 17, 1903, to Emma McCLURE. She died in 1958. A retired farmer, he had lived all his life in the Argos and Plymouth areas. He was a former teacher in the Green township schools.
Surviving are one son, Carl [ROMIG], Tippecanoe; five grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. One son, Harold [ROMIG], preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. LeLand SHERWOOD will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Don Merley
Don MERLEY, 74, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 5:17 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital in Logansport.
He was born July 21, 1901 in Fulton county to Frank and Daisy WHITTENBERGER MERLEY. His marriage was June 12, 1926 at Rochester to Mary HART. She survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church and the Lincoln Masonic lodge at Macy.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Doris WILKINSON, R.R. 2, Macy, and two grandchildren. A brother and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. John EVANS will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wedesday where Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Grace B. Hisey
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Grace B. HISEY, former Argos area resident, July 10 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie CALKINS, Saratoga, Cal.
Services and burial were conducted July 14 in Miami, Fla.

Alice F. Liming
Alice F. LIMING, 69, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted earlier in the week. She had been in failing health for six weeks.
She was born July 25, 1906 in Logansport to Elmer and Ina Belle CARRUTHERS RICHARDSON. She had resided in Rochester for five years, moving here from Logansport. She was married Nov. 2, 1929 in Logansport to Ralph LIMING, who died Sept. 29, 1973. She was a member of the Ninth Street Christian church and the Eastern Star in Logansport.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carol) WARNER, R.R. 1, Denver, Ind.; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Carmine PACKARD, Mrs. Oscar (Helen) CARR, Mrs. Virgil (Norma) WAGONER and Mrs. Ralph (Frances) DUMOULIN, all of Rochester; two brothers, George RICHARDSON, Rochester, and Joe STANSBURY, Danville, Ill. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Final rites were this afternoon in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray PROBASCO officiating. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, September 3, 1975

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Thursday, September 4, 1975

Donna Virts
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Leiters Ford cemetery for Mrs. Donna VIRTS, 49, Silver Springs, Md., who died Aug. 28, at her residence in Silver Springs.
She was born Jan. 2, 1926, to Mr. and Mrs.Donald APPLEMAN. Her marriage was in 1951 to William VIRTS. He survives. She was a graduate of Leiters Ford high school in 1944. She was a member of the Colesville Methodist church in Silver Springs where services were conducted Tuesday.
Also surviving are three daughters; her mother, Mrs. Tot SEE, Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy KISTLER, and Mrs. Margaret TAYLOR, both of Kokomo; two brothers, Russell APPLEMAN, McLean, Va., and Kenneth APPLEMAN, Lake Bruce.

Friday, September 5, 1975

Oral "Hap" Kindig
Oral "Hap" KINDIG, 78, Fulton county round barn builder, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday at the Canterbury Manor nursing home where he had been a patient three weeks.
Mr. Kindig resided on R.R. 5, Rochester, and was a lifetime resident of Fulton county. He was the last survivor of the C. V. Kindig and Sons company who were contractors for the round barns built in Fulton county. He was builder of 11 of the 15 round barns that were still standing in this area in 1971. He had served as grand marshal of three Round Barn Festival parades. He had worked many years as a carpenter, building round barns and homes in this area.
Mr. Kindig was born March 21, 1897, in Fulton, to Charles and Hattie BRYANT KINDIG. His marriage was Feb. 28, 1926, in Rochester to Eva M. SEVERNS. She survives. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Helen) NOTZ, Rochester, and Mrs. Francis (Donna) SMITH, Leiters Ford; one son, Omer [KINDIG], of Warsaw; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Doris) JONES, of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Clarence (Lavonna) MIKESELL, of Rochester; one brother, Cleon V. KINDIG, San Jose, Cal. One sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT 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, September 6, 1975

Roy O. Walters
Roy O. WALTERS, 75, R.R. 2, Akron, died Friday at 5 p.m. at Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 4, 1900 in Kosciusko county to George and Sarah ADAM WALTERS and his marriage was in 1920 to Nellie IGO, who survives. Mr. Walters was a farmer his entire life and a member of the Farm Bureau Co-Op and a worker in ASCS.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Letha) HAMMOND, Warsaw, and Mrs. Willard (Helen) GREER, Walkerton; one son, Kenneth [WALTERS], R.R. 2, Akron; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mertie TAYLOR, Warsaw.
Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Peter HANSTRA officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Rev. Dee McGee
The Rev. Dee McGEE, Marion, died Friday morning in Fort Wayne. He was born in Athens and lived here before moving to Marion.
Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Olive United Methodist church, Marion. Friends may call Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Needham funeral home, Marion.

Monday, September 8, 1975

David McClellan
David McCLELLAN, eight-year old son of Bobby and Carol LIVENGOOD McCLELLAN, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 3:35 p.m. Friday in Home hospital at Lafayette of injuries sustained last May 28 when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car.
The boy suffered severe head injuries when he rode his bicycle from a driveway into the path of a car driven by Peggy J. EMMONS, 31, Kewanna. He was taken to Pulaski county hospital in Winamac, then transferred a short time later to Home hospital in Lafayette.
The accident occurred as the boy rode his bike onto County Road 600 West from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Bob HOWARD, a half-mile north of County Road 175 North.
David became the fifth traffic fatality in Fulton county this year.
Born Jan. 20, 1967 in Sarasota, Fla., David was a third grade student at Kewanna school and had participated in the Kewanna Pee Wee baseball league for three years.
Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Susan [McCLELLAN], of Bastrop, Texas, and Chris [McCLELLAN], at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Meta McCLELLAN, Winamac; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard LIVENGOOD, also of Bastrop, Texas, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Iva MEDLEY, West Point, Ind.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Sandra Jean SerVass
The niece of Lake Manitou summer resident William SerVASS and of Curtis Publishing company President Beurt SerVASS has been found beaten to death in a home at Vista, Cal., where she was vacationing.
The victim was Sandra Jean SerVASS, 28, Indianapolis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John SerVASS of Indianapolis.
Her uncle, William SerVass, lives in Carmel and has had a home on the north shore of Lake Manitou for many years. He gained considerable public notice some years ago as he drove his home-made airboat on the Manitou waters.
Miss SerVass had been visiting another uncle, retired Navy Capt. Herbert CAMP, who found her body Saturday night near the rear of the home after returning from an outing.
The coroner's office said Miss SerVass died of extensive injuries to the head, chest and abdomen. Investigators said there were indications of forced entry into the house and that a blunt instrument was used but would not comment further.
Beurt SerVass said his niece, who had a black belt in karate, had left Indianapolis four days ago. A close friend of the woman, Fred A. BIRMINGHAM, managing editor of the Saturday Evening Post, a Curtis ublication, said "she would have defended herself" if she had a chance.
Miss SerVass was a native of Indianapolis. She was graduated Phi Beta Kappe in 1969 from Wellesley college and later taught English at a school in Tokyo.

Eva Sherland
Mrs. Eva SHERLAND, 85, Argos, died Sunday at 2:15 p.m. at South Bend St. Joseph's hospital following a three-month illness.
She was born March 23, 1890 in Argos to John and Lulu DENNISON FOX and lived in Argos her entire life. Her marriage was in October of 1912 in Chicago to Arthur O. SHERLAND, who died March 20, 1966.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth HAYNES, South Bend, and Mrs. Alan (Ginger) COPPES, Decatur; two sons, Glen SHERLAND, Spring Valley, Ill., and Gene SHERLAND, Plymouth; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and three brothers, Guy FOX, Van Wert, O., and Dewey and Orville [FOX], both of Argos.
Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Darrell MADDOCK officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Tuesday, September 9, 1975

Helen Ford
Services were conducted today for Mrs. Helen GILBERT FORD, former Rochester resident, who died Saturday at her residence in Covina, Cal. Burial was in Whittier, Cal.
Surviving with her husband, Claude [FORD], are two sons, and several aunts, uncles and cousins who reside in the Rochester area.

Wednesday, September 10, 1975

Clarence Simonin
Clarence M. SIMONIN, 72, 217 East 10th street, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home where he had been a patient since last March.
He was born Nov. 5, 1902 in Lisbon, N.D. to Katherine and Henry SIMONIN. His marriage was to Irene KITTERMAN. He was a farmer and had lived most of his life in this area.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Delores CARPENTER and Mrs. Loy (Arlene) SHRIVER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Edward (Merlene) WINCLECHTER, Chicago; Mrs. Carolyn LENORDSON, Peru; one son, David [SIMONIN], of Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Jack (Ellen) KITTERMAN, Lafayette; Mrs. Fred (Jo Retta) MAIBAUER, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dick (Grace) MORRIS, of Rochester; three step-sisters, Mrs. Claude (Cuba) BRACKETT, Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. Frances (Mary) HUDKINS, Kewanna; Mrs. Leonard (Naomi) BROCKEY, Rochester; two step-brothers, Carl HENRICKS, of Rochester, and Paul HENRICKS, of El Paso, Texas. One brother and one grandson preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris KENT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 10 p.m. today. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Thursday, September 11, 1975

W. Henson Feltis
W. Henson FELTIS, 75, Kewanna, died at 7:30 a.m. today in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
He was born April 11, 1900 in Fowler to William H. FELTIS and Sarah GOBLE FELTIS. His marriage was to Ruth COHAGAN on March 9, 1921, in Winamac. He was a retired punch press operator at the Logan Machine company in Logansport.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Douglas [FELTIS], R.R. 1, Culver, and Jay [FELTIS], R.R. 4, Logansport; two daughters, Mrs. Clark PIERCETON, Rensselaer, and Mrs. Louis NULL, Argos; one sistr, Mrs. Leona REARICK, Delphi; one brother, George [FELTIS], R.R. 2, Royal Center; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard LOCHNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Kistler cemetery in Royal Center. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, September 12, 1975

[no obits]

Saturday, September 13, 1975

Fred J. Schrader
Fred J. SCHRADER, 64, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at his home of an apparent heart attack. He had been in failing health for eight years.
He was born July 30, 1911 in Peru to William F. and Mary SCHRADER. He had lived here for six months and previously resided in Peru, LaPorte, South Bend and in Arkansas. He was married to Florence CARPENTER on March 28, 1942 in South Bend; she survives.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Margaret BECK of Kokomo, and nieces and nephews. Two sisters and a daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call aftr 4 p.m. today.

Monday, September 15, 1975

Edna B. Hentzler
Mrs. Edna B. HENTZLER, 68, former Bourbon and Tippecanoe resident, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at Tampa, Fla. General hospital.
She was born Aug. 16, 1907 in Argos to William and Blanche WADDLE HARMON. She was married Dec. 11, 1924 in Plymouth to Arthur J. HENTZLER, who died April 12, 1958. She was a former employee of Sloan's dress shop in Plymouth.
Surviving are a grandson, Richard HENTZLER, Tampa; a great-granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Lucille STRONG, Plymouth; Mrs. Harold (Lottie) SANNER, Bourbon, and Mrs. Bud (Carrie) CRIPE, Walton; two brothers, Ralph [HARMON], Tippecanoe, and Harold [HARMON], Fort Waynd. A son, William [HENTZLER], died in 1957.
Last rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 16, 1975

Mervin D. Jones
Mervin D. "Porky" JONES, 67, Mentone, died about 6 a.m. today at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw. He had been ill for about 1 1/2 years.
He was born Nov. 12, 1907 in Burket to Vernon and Rhoda MOLLENHOUR JONES. He had resided all his life in the Mentone-Burket area. He was married June 29, 1941 to Berneice PLUMMER in Mentone. He was a barber in Mentone and was a member of the Burket United Methodist church and the Mentone American Legion.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Kenyon [JONES], R.R. 1, Claypool; four grandchildren and a brother, Paul JONES, Elkhart.
Final rits will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 17, 1975

Theodore O. Mills
A Bruce Laka man died Monday afternoon in Chattanooga, Tenn., of injuries he received when his camper rolled onto him while he was repairing it.
Dead is Theodore O. MILLS, 66, who was on a vacation trip to Florida when the accident occurred.
Mr. Mills was born on May 2, 1909 in Coffee county, Tenn. to Frank and Mary E. QUINN MILLS. His marriage was in 1953 to Laura L. COOLEY, who died in 1966. He was retired employee of the General Tire and Rubber company, Logansport, and was an Army Veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Evelyn) MARLER, Winamac, and Mrs. John (Virginia) RHODY, Logansport; one step-son, Joseph J. [COOLEY], R.R. 3, Logansport four sisters, Mrs. Preston (Ada) McKINNEY, Roscommon, Mich.; Mrs. Kenneth (Lucille) CRULL, R.R. 1, Kewanna; Mrs. Lydia ROGERS, Fremont, Mich., and Mrs. Dale (Kristina) GAGE Hubbardston, Mich.; three brothers, Leonard A. [MILLS], Durand, Mich.; Andrew L. [MILLS], Lachine, Mich., and Charles E. [MILLS], Roann; nine step-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren. Three sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the McClosky-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home at 16th and East Broadway in Logansport. The Rev. James HOLT will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Pearl E. Wagoner
Pearl E. WAGONER, 70, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Monday. Her death followed a 2 1/2 month illness.
She was born Oct. 12, 1904 in Fulton county to James and Henrietta (MORRIS) MARSH and lived in this area her entire life. Her marriage was on Feb. 25, 1930 in Fulton county to Charles C. WAGONER, who died July 2, 1967. Mrs. Wagoner was a member of the Green Oak Community club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) TOBEY, Rochester; a son, Robert James WAGONER, Rochester; five grandchildren, Melanie Ann KEESEY, Nancy R. SMITH, Timothy R. WAGONER and Lee Ann TOBEY, all of Rochester, and Robert C. WAGONER, Warsaw; five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Donna EYTCHESON, Truth or Consequences, N.M. A granddaughter, Debra Sue TOBEY, four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Morris F. HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the American Cancer Society.

Wednesday, September 17, 1975

Mary J. Clifton
Mrs. Mary J. CLIFTON, 85, formerly of Rochester, died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Peabody Memorial Home health center in North Manchester. She moved to the Peabody home from Rochester 16 years ago. Born near Talma Feb. 2, 1880, she was the daughter of Daniel and Amelia HOLMAN JONES. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church of Rochester. She was married to Everly CLIFTON, who died Feb. 28, 1906.
Surviving are two granddaughters and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth CLYMER, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. J. A. UMBAUGH, Argos. A daughter and three sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Peabody Memorial Chapel with William VISSER, Superintendent of Peabody Home, officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Thursday, September 18, 1975

Addie Masters
Mrs. Addie MASTERS, 78, Plymouth, died in the Miller's Merry Manor nursing home at Plymouth at 9 a.m. Wednesday following a one-year illness.
She was born Aug. 12, 1897 in Fulton county and had lived in Marshall county since 1916. She was married to Lowell MASTERS Nov. 25, 1916 in Fulton county; he died Jan. 14, 1970. She owned and operated Addie's Pie Shop in Plymouth until retiring in 1970. She also operated the Tasty Food restaurant in Argos. She was a member of the Plymouth First United Methodist church and the Senior Citizens club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy COX, Plymouth; a son, Dr. Brooker MASTERS, Fremont, Mich.; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Maude SNYDER, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Esther NEFF, Mrs. Mildred HUDKINS and Mrs. Nobelene SPENCER, all of Rochestr, and a brother, Edwin BROOKER, Walkerton.
Friends may call at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth after 4 p.m. Friday. Rites will be there at 11 a.m. Saturday with Dr. Wesley BRASHARES officiating. Burial will be in the Plymouth Memorial Gardens cemetery.

Friday, September 19, 1975

[no obits]

Saturday, September 20, 1975

Roy A. Haney
Roy A. HANEY, 58, R.R. 1, Mentone, died Friday at 2:45 p.m. at Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw, where he was admitted two hours earlier.
Born June 27, 1917 in Leesburg to Charles and Emma MILLER HANEY, he lived in the Mentone area since 1941, moving there from Leesburg. His marriage was on Feb. 17, 1940 in Warsaw to Maxine HOLDERMAN, who survives. Mr. Haney was a farmer and attended Cook's Chapel church.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Doug [HANEY], Mentone; two daughters, Jill and Penny [HANEY], both at home; one brother, Ward [HANEY], R.R. 1, Warsaw; two sisters, Naydean BOWERS, Clunette, and Mrs. Marjorie ORCATT, R.R. 5, Warsaw, and one grandchild. Preceding in death were a daughter, Debbie Joe [HANEY], in 1956 and a brother.
Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 22, 1975

Lura Shewman
Lura SHEWMAN, 85, formerly of Akron, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at Webster Grove, Mo. She had been ill several months.
She was born May 5, 1890 in Akron to Charles and Luella WHITTENBERGER HARTER. She left Akron in 1920. She was married Aug. 9, 1913 in Akron to William D. SHEWMAN, who died in 1944. She was a member of the Webster Grove First United Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Martha COX, Webster Grove; Mrs. Howard (Barbara) BYERS, Park Forest, Ill., and Mrs. Boyd (Jane) SEEFELDT, Denver, Colo.; three sons, Charles [SHEWMAN], Riverside, Cal.; Gordon [SHEWMAN], St. Louis, Mo., and William [SHEWMAN], Chesterfield, Mo.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A brother, Wilbur [HARTER], preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 23, 1975

Mary Ida Frick
Mary Ida FRICK, 99, R.R. 3, Peru, died at 1:50 a.m. today at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru, following a five-day illness.
She was born in Richland township, Miami county, July 11, 1876 to George W. and Elizabeth MURPHY BISH. Her marriage was on Dec. 25, 1906 to Lewis FRICK, who died March 3, 1964. Mrs. Frick was a member of the Mexico United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Lyman B. FRICK, Mexico, who formerly owned Frick Hardware in Fulton, and two daughters, Ruth and Esther [FRICK], both at home.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Mexico United Methodist church with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, and at the church or one hour prior to the services.

Harley R. Spray
Harley R. SPRAY, 71, Argos, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where he was a patient two weeks. He had been in failing health one year.
He was born Dec. 3, 1903 in Palisade, Neb., to Eli and Ida O'DELL SPRAY. He was married March 15, 1930 to Doris C. BOUSE, who survives. He had lived in Argos since 1933, moving there from Etna Green. He was a former mechanic with Poulson Ford of Etna Green and retired in 1967 from the McCord corporation in Plymouth. He was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, a member and past president of the Argos Lions club, a 30-year member of the Marshall County 4-H Fair Board and a retired member of the McCord's Local 748.
The wife is the only survivor.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. W. Ray KUHN officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 24, 1975 to Thursday, September 25, 1975

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Friday, September 26, 1975

John "Max" Good
John "Max" GOOD, 61, 267 Main street, died Thursday at 11 p.m. in Fort Wayne Veterans hospital where he was admitted earlier in the day. He was ill two days.
Born on Aug. 7, 1914 in Huntington to John and Mona GALBREATH GOOD, he lived here most of his life. Mr. Good was a city employee and a member o the Rochester American Legion Post. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
Surviving are the mother, 267 Main street; five sisters, Mrs. Clyde E. (Clarice) CASTLEMAN and Mrs. Chauncey (Donna) SUMMERS, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Kenneth (Leona) TAYLOR, Mrs. Doyal (Ida Mae) OVERMYER and Mrs. Gene (Patsy) BRYANT, all of Plymouth; one brother, Delbert [GOOD], Kewanna, and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were the father, in 1948, one sister and one brother.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at 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. Saturday. The American Legion is in charge of military graveside rites.

Albert G. Cook
Albert G. COOK, 75, Argos, died at 4:45 a.m. today in Argos at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Waneta THOMPSON. His death followed a five-year illness.
Born on Nov. 25, 1899, in Kosciusko county, Mr. Cook moved to Argos 1 1/2 years ago from New Port Ritchey, Fla. His marriage was on March 28, 1920 in Warsaw to Mary C. YARMAN, who survives. Mr. Cook retired in 1965 as an employee at Excel corporation in Elkhart.
Surviving with the wife and daughter are six sons, Albert [COOK] Jr., Paul, Sheldon and Gilford [COOK], all of Elkhart; Gerald [COOK], Sydney, O., and Ronald [COOK], Warsaw; one brother, Cecil COOK, Hollywood, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Grace DENNEY, Warsaw; seventeen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Hartzler-Gutermuth funeral home in Elkhart with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in Rice cemetery, Elkhart. Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, and after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hartzler-Gutermuth funeral home.

Saturday, September 27, 1975

Treva Mae Secor
Treva Mae SECOR, 76, Burket, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at her home. She had been seriously ill three years.
She was born June 19, 1899 in Lapaz and had resided all her life in the Burket area. She was married Nov. 11, 1915 to Samuel D. SECOR in Warsaw. She was a member of the Burket United Methodist church, the Seward Home Economics club, the Warsaw American Legion Auxiliary, the KCH Auxiliary and the Burket Firemen's Auxiliary.
Surviving are the husband; six sons, Melvin and Glenwood [SECOR], both of Pierceton; David [SECOR], Cascade, Md.; Leslie [SECOR], Burket; Charles [SECOR[, Waynesboro, Pa. and Gordon [SECOR], Leesburg; five daughters, Margaret BABCOCK, Buret; Mrs. Howard (Maxine) YOUNG, Etna Green; Mrs. Norma Jean COPELAND, Bradenton, Fla.; Mrs. Doris HATFIELD, North Manchester, and Mrs. Jaci BENDER, Benton, Ind.; a brother, William TUCKER, Burket; thirty grandchildren; twenty-two great-granchildren; ten step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren.
Final rites will be at 1030 a.m. Monday in the Burket United Methodist church with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the King memorial home in Mentone and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, September 29, 1975

Thomas King
Thomas KING, 41, Bourbon, died Saturday at 5 p.m. at South Bend St. Joseph's hospital, where he was admitted on Sept. 9. Mr. King was in poor health for two years.
Born Jan. 27, 1934 in Newcastle township in Fulton county to Dewey and Sarah LONG KING, he moved to Bourbon 20 years ago. His mother survives at R.R. 2, Rochester, and his father died in 1970. His marriage was on Sept. 14, 1955 at Tippecanoe to Carolyn Sue MOOY, who survuves at home. Mr. King was a service man for J. R. Hahn company of Indianapolis. He served in the U.S. navy and was a member of American Legion Post 424 in Bourbon.
Surviving with the wife and mother are two daughters, Donna Sue and Norma Lou [KING], both at home; one son, Tom [KING], at home; one sister, Mrs. Francis (Isabelle) VANDERWEELE, Rockville, Md., and one brother, Charles A. [KING], Bourbon. One sister, Irene [KING], died in 1955.
Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Edwin McCLARNON officiating. Burial was to be in Pleasant Hill cemetery in Bourbon.

Francis J. Ginther
Francis James GINTHER, 59, 808 Monroe street, died Sunday at 10:20 a.m. at the Rochester nursing home, where he was a patient the past three months. He was in failing health for the past six months.
Born April 26, 1916 in Rochester to Francis and Florence MEISER GINTHER, he lived here his entire life and was a farmer.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Joan O'CONNOR, Cicero, Ill., and Mrs. Betty WRIGHT, Rochester; one brother, Albert F. [GINTHER], Chillicothe, O., and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James R. SMITH officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today through the hour of services.

Tuesday, September 30, 1975

Viola A. Swick
Viola A. SWICK, 83, formerly of Akron, died at 11 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul (Lois) BOGANWRIGHT, of Highland, Ind. She had lived with Mrs. Boganwright for the last 14 months. She had been ill 2 1/2 years.
She was born Nov. 25, 1891 near Disko to the Rev. Daniel and Abbaline WHITMYRE YOUNG. She was married July 18, 1913 in Akron to Sherman SWICK, who died in 1957. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Boganwright, and Mrs. Robert (Delta) SEELY, Huntertown, Ind.; three sons, Claude [SWICK], of Claypool; Dean [SWICK], of Thief River Falls, Minn., and Lowell [SWICK], of Pierceton; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Bertha) SILVEUS, Akron; Mrs. Herbert (Blanche) MERTEN and Miss Opal YOUNG, both of Mishawaka; two brothers, Gordon YOUNG, Warsaw, and Earl YOUNG, Rochester. Preceding in death were two sons, one daughter, four brothers and a sister.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. today until noon Thursday and at the church for one your before services.

Wednesday, October 1, 1975

Edward H. Hilgemeier, Jr.
Rites will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek mortuary for Edward H. HILGEMEIER Jr., who died Tuesday at Retreat hospital in Richmond, Va., after a brief illness.
Mr. Hilgemeier's family are longtime residents of Indianapolis and formerly were engaged in the meat packing business. The family maintained a summer home during the 1930s on the east shore of Lake Manitou.
Mr. Hilgemeier moved to Richmond two years ago. He owned and operated an overseas employment agency in Richmond and in Indianapolis. He graduated from Shortridge high school in Indianapolis, Culver Military Academy and Missouri Military Academy.
Surviving are the widow, Connie [HILGEMEIER]; a daughter, Gretchen [HILGEMEIER]; his father, Edward [HILGEMEIER] Sr., Shelbyville; a brother, Dr. Richard HILGEMEIER of Indianapolis and a grandmother, Mrs. Jennie SAUNDERS, Indianapolis.

Thursday, October 2, 1975

[no obits]

Friday, October 3, 1975

Ralph M. Warren
Ralph W. WARREN, 69, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 5:06 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
He was born March 11, 1906 in Marshall county to Jesse and Xoa Belle MILLER WARREN. He moved from Mentone about three years ago. He was married Feb. 19, 1925 in Plymouth to Genevieve McGRIFF, who survives. He was a carpenter and a farmer. He was president of the Kosciusko County Conservation club and secretary-treasurer of the Indiana Conservation club. He attended the Mentone First Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Leroy (Donna Belle) GROSSMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Scottie (Marjorie) ERVIN, Warsaw; Mrs. Boyd (Phyllis) MILLER, Goshen; Mrs. John (Bonnie) McCLOUGHAN, Greensburg, Ky., and Mrs. William (Carolyn) CHURCH, Lucerne; two brothers, Russell [WARREN], Bourbon, and Leroy [WARREN], of Californie; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Dale (Martha) PARKER, of Kimmel, preceded in death.
Final rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the King memorial home in Mentone with Brother T. R. JONES officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fred L. Safford
Fred L. SAFFORD, 83, Clyde, N.C., who had taught one year at Talma after World War I, died in Waynesville, N.C., Thursday afternoon. He had been seriously ill for a month.
He was married in Talma to the former Lefa GROVE of Talma. They moved from Talma to Ashville, N.C., in the early 1920s. He was lifetime school teacher, retiring at the age of 65.
Surviving are the wife; two sons, James [SAFFORD], of Wilmington, N.C., and Theodore [SAFFORD], of Macon, Ga.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephew. Mrs. Earl BAILEY of Rochester is a niece and Walter SAFFORD of Akron is a nephew.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Crabtree United Methodist church near Clyde and burial will be in the church cemetery. The Crawford funeral home in Waynesville is in charge of the arrangements.

Saturday, October 4, 1975

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Monday, October 6, 1975

Bertha F. Sparks
Mrs. Bertha F. SPARKS, 79, 1127 Jefferson street, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, where she was admitted Sept. 20. She had been ill five years and in serious condition two weeks.
Mrs. Sparks was born June 25, 1896 in Cass county to John and Eva HARVEY BERGMAN. She had resided in Walton, Royal Center and Logansport, moving here from the latter 20 years ago. She was married Sept. 6, 1916 in Fulton to James A. SPARKS, who died in 1933.
Two sons survive, Clyde Nelson SPARKS of Logansport and James Junior SPARKS of Claypool. A son, James Alfred SPARKS, died in 1934.
Final rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Ira HOLT officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Elva M. Gooch
Mrs. Elva Mae GOOCH, 75, 130 West Second street, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient two days. She had been ill six months.
She was born Feb. 21, 1900 in Kokomo to Alonzo T. and Mary CRAIG DeLONG and had lived here since 1935, moving here from Kokomo. She was married June 14, 1924 in Denver, Colo., to William E. "Joe" GOOCH, who survives. She was a member of Grace United Methodist church and the Rochester Eastern Star.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. William (Barbara) CESSNA, R.R. 1, Kewanna; three granddaughters, Miss Debra CESSNA, Lafayette; Mrs. Kimberly Jo FEECE, Leiters Ford, and Miss Jan CESSNA, Kewanna, and a great-granddaughter. Four sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites were this afteroon at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEHPENSON officiating. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, October 7, 1975

Frieda A. Gibson
Mrs. Frieda A. GIBSON, 81, R.R. 1, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 7:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital after a serious illness of four days. She had been ill for several years.
Born in Hamburg, Germany Dec. 28, 1893, she had lived at Lake Manitou for 12 years, moving here from Peru. She was married Nov. 20, 1926 in San Francisco to Lester D. GIBSON, who is the only survivor.
Graveside rites are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Logansport with the Rev. Vernon KNIGHT officiating. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Joe Shepherd
Joe SHEPHERD, 55, Burket, died at 4:20 a.m. today at his home. He was ill for 1 1/2 years.
Born March 8, 1920 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Scorch and Nancy SHEPHERD, he lived in Burket 25 years, moving there from New London, O. His marriage was on Oct. 6, 1939 in Ohio to Opal BOYD, who survives. Mr. Shepherd was employed at the Warsaw Plating Works until he became ill. He was a member of the Warsaw American Legion, Warsaw Eagles lodge, Mentone Church of Christ, was a veteran of World War II and a former member of the Burket volunteer fire department.
Surviving with the wife are five sons, Francis Gary [SHEPHERD], Kendallville; Richard Alvin [SHEPHERD], Burket, and Joe David, Karl Dean and Kenneth Lee [SHEPHERD], all of Warsaw; two brothers, Jasper [SHEPHERD], Wellington, O. and Riley [SHEPHERD], Warsaw; five sisters, Mrs. Ellen RICHARDSON, Silver Lake; Mrs. Lisa WALLEN, Rochester, O.; Mrs. Margaret POOLE, Greenwich, O.; Mrs. Sally WILLIAM, Shelby, O., and Mrs. Ada CASE, Fitchville, and thirteen grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Mentone Church of Christ with Brother T. R. JONES officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

Wednesday, October 8, 1975

James W. Nies
James W. NIES, 28, social studies teacher and coach at Rochester middle school, died this morning at 1:05 o'clock in St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette, where he had been a patient about three weeks.
Last rites will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic church in Lucerne. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday. The family requests that memorials, other than flowers, be made to the cancer society.
Rochester middle school classes will be dismissed for the day Friday in honor of the popular teacher-coach and to enable faculty members and students to attend services.
Mr. Nies had suffered periodic illnesses from Hodgkin's disease and in his last hospitalization was undergoing prolonged, expensive medical treatment.
To assist the family in meeting this expense, a James Nies Benefit Fund was originated by faculty and students of the middle school, also inviting community participation. Over $5,000 has been donated to the fund.
Mr. Nies was social studies teacher and coach of basketball and track at the middle school, where he had been a faculty member since 1970. He resided at 1320 Monroe street.
Born Aug. 27, 1947, in Cass county, he was the son of Gerald and Elsie SMALL NIES. His marriage was Aug. 30, 1969, in South Bend, to Mary L. SZABO, who survives.
A member of St. Joseph's church here, Mr. Nies graduated from Pioneer high school at Royal Center, where he played varsity basketball and baseball. He earned his teaching degree from Ball State university in 1970.
Surviving, besides the wife, are the parents, Royal Center; one daughter, Laura Ann [NIES], and one son, William James [NIES], both at home; a brother, Ron [NIES], Royal Center; a sister, Mary [NIES], Royal Center, uncles and an aunt.

Lela A. Hildebrandt
A rural Winamac woman became Fulton county's sixth traffic victim this year when she was killed after her auto struck a tree on Ind. 17, 1,800 feet north of County Road 700 North, Tuesday evening.
Dead is Lela A. HILDEBRANDT, 26, R.R. 1, Winamac.
State police said the Hildebrandt auto was south bound on Ind. 17, seven miles northwest of Rochester, when for no apparent reason her auto veered off the west side of the road and hit a tree head-on. The auto skidded 126 feet before striking the tree, officers said.
The accident occurred at 8:15 p.m. and police said the victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac. Police said she suffered a massive skull fracture.
The auto was listed as a total loss.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Bonine funeral home, Culver.

Alvin Ewing
Alvin "Ted" EWING, 70, formerly of R.R. 1, Culver, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth, following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 13, 1904 at Hammond to Jessie and Emma SLISHER EWING, he had lived in Fulton county since 1911. His marriage was on May 8, 1930 in Rochestr to Effie E. MIKESELL, who died in 1974. Mr. Ewing was a retired employee of Culver Military Academy and was a barber for several years in Culver.
Surviving are two sons, Robert L. [EWING], Rochester, and Richard L. [EWING], McClellan Air Force Base, Cal., one daughter, Mrs. Orion (Jean) DeRUITER, Argos; eleven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions to the Marshall County Cancer Society will be accepted by the family.

Roy A. Griewank
Roy A. GRIEWANK, 77, R.R. 4 (Cook Lake), Plymouth, died at 2:37 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where he was a patient the past six weeks. He was seriously ill for six months.
Born Nov. 4, 1897 in Hanna to John and Magdeline WILFONG GRIEWANK, he had lived at Cook Lake for 11 years. His marriage was on Jan. 4, 1917 at Hanna to Bessie SIMONTON, who survives. Mr. Griewank retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad company in 1961 and was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Kathryn) WARD, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Vernie (Ilean) WEIGER, R.R. 4, Plymouth; two sons, Albert [GRIEWANK], R.R. 1, Argos, and John "Jack" [GRIEWANK], Elkhart; ten grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Jean [GRIEWANK] died in 1964.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Darrell MADDOCK officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 9, 1975

James W. Nies
Father Thomas FOX will officiate at the 11 a.m. services Friday in the St. Elizabeth Catholic church in Lucerne for James W. NIES, Rochester middle school teacher who died Wednesday morning in Lafaette. "Burial will be in the South St. Joseph Catholic cemetery near Pulaski.
Rochester middle school classes [will be dismissed for the day = = = =.].

Friday, October 10, 1975

Lela A. Hildebrandt
A young Winamac woman died of shotgun pellet wounds in her head before her auto crashed into a tree on Ind. 17, 1,800 feet north of County Road 700 North, Tuesday night, authorities said today.
Fulton County Coroner Junior D. GOOD of Rochester said an autopsy of Lela A. HILDEBRANDT, 26, R.R. 1, Winamac, Thursday morning showed that shotgun pellets entered the left side of her head and lodged in the brain area.
It was believed earlier by police that she was a traffic victim after her southbound auto left the highway and struck a tree seven miles northwest of Rochester in Aubbeenaubbee township.
State police said today they are investigating the shooting as a homicide. They said they have no suspects in the shooting and are trying to determine the exact area from which the gun was fired.
State police said the autopsy did not disclose what gauge shotgun the pellets were from nor how far away the shotgun blast was from the moving auto.
They said samples have been sent to their laboratory in Indianapolis and a more complete report is forthcoming.
The crash occurred about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and state police, sheriff's police and Culver police are investigating.
Mrs. Hildebrandt was the wife of John H. HILDEBRANDT and the daughter of Mr.and Mrs. A. J. DONNELLY of Culver.

Edwin C. Caskey
Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Mishawaka for Edwin C. CASKEY, 86, father of William CASKEY, of Rochester.
Mr. Caskey was employed as foreman at Uniroyal Inc., retiring in 1954 after43 years of service. His marriage was to Florence B. TULLY. She survives.
Also surviving are another son, Edwyn CASKEY, Syracuse, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Charles AMOS and Mrs. Joseph MECHLING, both of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Ervin ZELMER, South Bend; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. A son, Richard [CASKEY], prceded in death.

Saturday, October 11, 1975

Lela A. Hildebrandt
No motive has been found in the apparent murder of a Winamac woman who died of shotgun pellet wounds in her head before her auto struck a tree on Ind. 17, in the northwest corner of Fulton county, Tuesday evening, state police said today.
State police Detective Sgt. Robert BURNS said the police investigation into the death of Lela A. HILDEBRANDT, 26, R.R. 1, Winamac, has "come up with nothing to show why anyone would want to kill her."
Burns said investigators have checked into Mrs. Hildebrandt's background and thus far have no suspects in the shooting.
Mrs. Hildebrandt's auto crashed into a tree on Ind. 17, 1,800 feet north of County Road 700 North Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. and she was first believed to be a traffic fatality victim. However, an autopsy Thursday showed she died of shotgun pellet wounds in the left side of her head.

Grace Murray
Mrs. Grace MURRAY, 82, Plymouth, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
She was born Nov. 16, 1892 in Converse to Abner and Elizabeth GRAF SCHRADER. Her marriage was Sept. 7, 1910 in Winamac to Oral G. MURRAY. He died in 1964. She was former owner of the IGA store in Kewanna and was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pearl TALBOTT, Plymouth; Mrs. Joe (Nellie) LONG, Plymouth; Mrs. Violet MILLER, Kewanna; two brothers, Russell SCHRADER, R.R. 1, Winamac; Ralph SCHRADER, R.R. 3, Kewanna; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. One son and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, October 13, 1975

Cora C. Daake
Mrs. Cora C. DAAKE, 82, former resident of 520 Madison street, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient one week.
She was born Dec. 6, 1892, in Nebraska to John and Emma WILSON. Her marriage was Aug. 25, 1915, in Newton, Ia. to Paul J. DAAKE. He died in 1963. She has resided here since 1948, moving from Eagle Grove, Ia. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church in Rochester, a 50-year member of the Rebekah lodge and the Order of Eastern Star, both in Iowa.
Surviving are one son, Robert E. DAAKE, R.R. 5, Rochester; one granddaughter, Dana DAAKE, and one grandson, David DAAKE, both of Rochestr; one sister, Mrs. Henry (Iva) LONNING, of Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers, Philip WILSON, Lakeland, Fla., and Lewis [WILSON], Eagle Grove, Ia.; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society.

William E. Beach
William E. "Bud" BEACH, 60, Leiters Ford, was found dead at his residence Sunday.
Fulton County Coroner Junior D. GOOD said preliminary results of an autopsy indicated death was due to self-inflicted carbon monoxide poisoning. The corner said, however, he will wait until laboratory diagnosis is complete before he makes his cause of death determination official.
He was born July 18, 1915, in Valparaiso to Vernon L. and Martha (SAUERBERG) [BEACH]. His marriage was Sept. 4, 1937 in Valparaiso to Ruth LOTT. She survives. He had resided in Valparaiso 10 years and then moved to Leiters Ford. He was employed 35 years by the Beach Coal and Oil company, which was founded by his father. He was a member of the American Legion Post, Elks, and Moose lodges and the Musicians' Union. He was a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are two sons, Lawrence [BEACH], of Boston, Mass.; Paul [BEACH], with the U.S. Army in Germany; one sister, Mrs. Wilma WORDEN, and three [sic] brothers, George and Richard [BEACH], all of Valparaiso, and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Wetmore funeral home in Valparaiso. Doctor Ralph S. STEELE will officiate. Burial will be in the Graceland cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 1975

[no obits]

Wednesday, Ocrtober 15, 1975

Alva Thompson
Alva THOMPSON, 82, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been a patient one week.
He was born May 10, 1893 in Marshall county to Isaac and Bertha WICKHIZER THOMPSON. His marriage was Sept. 20, 1919, in Green township to Gazel KINDIG, who survives. A retired farmer, he had resided in the Argos area 1 1/2 years, moving from Green township. He was a member of the Argos American Legion and former superintendent and teacher at the Gilead United Methodist church. He was a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mark (Bertha) THACKER, Argos; Mrs. Paul (Erma) ELLINGER, Bourbon; Mrs. Clifford (Eva) LAWMASTER, Bourbon, and Mrs. Wayne (Bernice) REESE, R.R. 1, Akron; three sons, Dale and Eldon [THOMPSON], Argos; and Charles [THOMPSON], of Bourbon; thirty grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Floyd (Ada) KRIEG, R.R. 4, Plymouth. One grandson preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Argos United Methodist church. The Revs. A. C. WARD and J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services. TheArgos American Legion will conduct graveside services.

Archie Minx
Archie MINX, 85, Plymouth, was killed Monday evening when his auto failed to negotiate a curve while driving north on Ind. 25 nine miles north of Logansport. The car hit a concrete culvert and he was thrown from the vehicle on impact. Mr. Minx was a frequent visitor to Rochester Kiwanis club meetings. Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Johnson funeral home at Plymouth.

Thursday, October 16, 1975

Emma Marie Van Scoy
Mrs. Emma Marie Van SCOY, 86, a resident of the Canterbury nursing home, died at 8:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
She was born April 27, 1889 in Leavenworth, Kans. Her marriage was in Chicago in 1910, to Howard Van SCOY. He died in 1961.
She was a member of the Grace Episcopal church in Muncie and the O.E.S. in Muncie.
Surviving are one son, Howard [Van SCOY], of Akron; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grace Episcopal church in Muncie. The Rev. Russell MOODY will officiate. Cremation will follow. Arranements are in charge of the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Charles H. Kale
Charles H. KALE, 63, South Bend, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial hospital in South Bend.
He was born June 2, 1912 in Richland township to Alva P. and Harriet L. WALTERS KALE. He had resided in South Bend 35 years, moving from this area. He was a retired employee of the Uniroyal corporation.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Dollie MILLER, Rochester; several nieces and nephews; three step-sons, Bill and Butch DuJORDON, both of South Bend; James DuJORDON, Texas. Two brothers and six sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

Friday, October 17, 1975

Arthur Feidner
Arthur FEIDNER, 82, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 8:45 a.m. today at his residence.
He was born Oct. 4, 1893 in Wayne township to William and Sarah HENDRICKSON FEIDNER. His marriage was to Trella LONGMAN on March 25, 1922 at Logansport. She survives. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are two sons, William E. [FEIDNER], Michigantown, and Robert A. [FEIDNER], R.R. 3, Kewanna.
Final rites are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Saturday, October 18, 1975

Arthur Feidner
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna for Arthur FEIDNER, R.R. 3, Kewanna, who died Friday morning at his residence. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today. Military graveside services will be conducted.
Mr. Feidner was a member of the Kewanna Masonic lodge, the VFW Post at Logansport and a veteran of World War I.

O. C. Howard
O. C. HOWARD, 66, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at his residence at 8 p.m. Friday of an apparent heart attack. He had been ill two years.
He was born Aug. 12, 1909 in Jackson, Ky. to Sam and Elizabeth VANDERPOOL HOWARD. His marriage was July 17, 1929 in Wayland, Ky. to Dora KRAFT. She survives. He had resided here since 1930, moving from Kentucky. He engaged in farming, drove a Rochester Community school bus 15 years, and also was an employee at Ritz-Craft Mobile Homes at Argos. He was a member of the United Baptist church at Knox.
Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Hurndon (Vinetta) RUDD and Mrs. James (Thelma) RUDD, both of R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Dale (Betty) MILLER, R.R. 2, Akron; Mrs. John (Eileen) DAVIS, R.R. 4, Rochester; three sons, Carl [HOWARD], R.R. 2, Macy; Paul [HOWARD], R.R. 5, Rochester; Harold [HOWARD], R.R. 2, Akron; thirty-four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bernie (Mollie) MANNS, Knox; one brother, Kern HOWARD, Eastlake Weir, Fla.; three half-brothers, Wayne MANNS, Ocala, Fla; Mitchell [MANNS], of North Judson, and Henry [MANNS], Eveston, Ky.; several nieces and nephews. One son, two granddaughters and a foster son preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Rodney RUDD will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until the hour of service.

William J. Riley
William J. RILEY, 56, Concord, Cal., died Thursday in that city of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Oct. 21, 1918 in Akron to Lulu and William T. RILEY.
Surviving with his wife, Rosie [RILEY], are one daughter, Vicki [RILEY], of California, and one sister, Vilet BARLEY, Warsaw.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Bryant and Lough funeral home in Concord.

Wilmetta Miller Garrison
Mrs. Wilmetta (VANCE) MILLER GARRISON, 56, Lapaz, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth, where she had been a patient two weeks. She had been ill several months.
She was born March 5, 1919 at Hammond to Charles and Stella VANCE. Her first marriage was in 1938 to Kenneth Robert MILLER. He died in 1948. Her second marriage was to James GARRISON in 1950. She was a nurse at the Plymouth nursing home and a member of the Royal Neighbors club.
Also surviving ar two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Rosemarie) ELKINS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Robert (Dythia) BEAUCHAMP, R.R. 3, Plymouth; six sons, Robert MILLER, New Carlisle; Bruce [MILLER], of Wisconsin; Charles and Douglas MILLER and James GARRISON, all of Plymouth, and Clark GARRISON, of Lapaz; eighteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Florence) PEARISH, Lapaz, and Mrs. Vincent (Mary Jane) McCOY, Mishawaka; three brothers, James VANCE, Mishawaka; Donald VANCE, Lakeville, and Robert VANCE, of Massachusetts.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Michael HODSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, October 20, 1975 to Tuesday, October 21, 1975

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Wednesday, October 22, 1975

Bertha A. McCroskey
Mrs. Bertha A. McCROSKEY, 91, Fulton, died at 6:15 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital.
She was born Aug. 27, 1884 in Fulton county. Her marriage was in 1903 to Earl McCROSKEY. He died in 1932. She was a member of the Fulton Wesleyan church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Ola) BEVINGTON, Walton; two sons, Lloyd [McCROSKEY], of Peru, and Randall [McCROSKEY], Fulton; six grandchildren, including Paul ROUCH, Fulton, who was rared by Mrs. McCroskey; eight great-grandchildren. One daughter, three brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fulton Wesleyan church. The Rev. Ira HOLT will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Evadene B. Dutton
Mrs. Evadene B. DUTTON, 64, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday at her residence of an extended illness.
She was born June 9, 1911 at Frankfort to John and Jennie LEYTON FINNEY. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1936 to Jesse DUTTON. He survives. She had resided in the Rocheter area several months, moving from Kokomo. She and her husband had operatd the Hi Fi Record Shop in Kokomo from 1955 to 1971.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Diane SMITH, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., and Mrs. James (Hceryle) COTTINGHAM, Kokomo; one sister, Mrs. Neva BRINGLE, Galveston, and two granddaughters.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Ellers funeral home in Kokomo. The Rev. Howard FOX will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Garden Mausoleum in Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 23, 1975

Alejandro Gonzalez Sr.
Alejandro GONZALEZ Sr., 71, Kokomo, died at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo following an extended illness.
A former Kewanna resident, he was born March 9, 1904 in San Ygan Ygnacio, Texas, to Serapio and Quana GARCIA GONZALEZ. His marriage was Sept. 2, 1934 to Norma F. HARDIN. She survives. He had been an employee of the Dirilyte company in Kokomo and was retired as a fire control aide with the National Park Service in Arizona in 1961.
Also surviving are one son, Junior [GONZALEZ], of Kokomo; two daughters, Mrs. William (Ramona) MOTE, Petaluma, Cal., and Mrs. Chester (Barbara) MACREDIE, Virginia Beach,Va.; five grandchildrn; four brothers, Melquidaz and Nestor GONZALEZ, both of San Yancio, Texas, and Gerardo and Adan [GONZALEZ], both of Lorado, Texas. One son, two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Ellers funeral home in Kokomo. The Rev. Everett ROBERTSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Garden in Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.

Albert L. Blaze
Albert L. BLAZE, 68, Camp Shohola (between Talma and Rochester on Ind. 25), died Wednesday about 9:30 a.m. at his residence.
Police said Mr. Blaze took his own life by hanging in the garage at his home. His body was discovered by his wife, Alice [BLAZE], and a neithbor about 11:30 a.m.
He was born in Clinton county on Feb. 27, 1907. His marriage was to Alice B. LANG on Sept. 22, 1925 in Monticello. He had kept a trailer at Camp Shohole for the past six years and moved into a permanent residence there two months ago, moving there from LaPorte. Mr. Blaze was a retired employee of Allis-Chalmers manufacturing plant in LaPorte and was a member of the LaPorte First Christian church.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Lawrence [BLAZE], Rolling Prairie, and Donald [BLAZE], LaPorte; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Hursel BLAZE, LaPorte. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Haverstock chapel in LaPorte with the Rev. Wallace JONES officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery, LaPorte. Calling hour have not been set.

Friday, October 24, 1975

Wanda Mahler
Mrs. Wanda MYERS MAHLER, 97, formerly of Culver, died today at 7:10 a.m. at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, were she was a patient the past four days. Mrs. Mahler was a patient at Fairview nursing home in Plymouth since 1962.
She was born April 3, 1878 near Leiters Ford to George and Louisa McMAHAN MYERS. Her marriage was on Dec. 13, 1899 at Leiters Ford to Gideon Philip MAHLER, who died on Feb. 27, 1949.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Ruth) SAVAGE, R.R. 1, Argos; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A son, Leslie Martin MAHLER, died in 1966.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Roscoe PHENEGER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be sent to a favorite charity or church.

Carl S. Crockett
Carl S. CROCKETT, 80, Akron, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born Oct. 13, 1895 in Walton to Franklin and Sarah RHEA CROCKETT. His marriage was Sept. 21, 1916, at Walton to Maude MINNICK. She survives. Mr. Crockett was a janitor at the Akron school from 1960 to 1964. He attended Akron United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Linda) YORK, Fort Wayne; two brothers, John J. CROCKETT, Nipawin, Canada; Rhea [CROCKETT], of LaPorte; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Revs. John MOORE and Claude FAWNS will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Walton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, October 25, 1975

Carl S. Crockett
A surviving grandson was inadvertently omitted from an obituary in Friday's The Sentinel for Carl S. CROCKETT, 80, Akron, who died Thursday morning.
The grandson is Jack FETROW, R.R. 2, Rochester. There is no granddaughter as was reported.

Monday, October 27, 1975

Ella Kuyoth
Mrs. Ella KUYOTH, 52, Cape Coral, Fla., died Sunday in Cape Coral. She was the step-mother of Robert J. KUYOTH of Rochester.
Also surviving are her husband, Robert J. KUYOTH and two granddaughters.
Final arrangements are pending at the Hoeflinger funeral home in Toledo, O.

Madge G. Snyder
Mrs. Madge G. SNYDER, 89, Mt. Zion, died Sunday at 9:30 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient one day. Mrs. Snyder had been in failing health for the past 4 1/2 years.
Born Aug. 15, 1886 at Deer Creek, Ind., to Stewart and Imandra McKINNEY GRONINGER, she lived in the Mt. Zion community for 60 years and also resided in Akron for a few years. Her marriage was in August of 1904 at Deer Creek to William SNYDER, who died in 1964. She was a member of the Deer Creek Presbyterian church and the church's Ladies Aid.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Janet) ARNOLD, Logansport, and Mrs. Charles (Bernice) WHITTENBERGER, Akron; two sons, James S. SNYDER, Dayton, O., and Herschel E. SNYDER, Peru; thirteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were one daughter, one granddaughter and three sisters.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Deer Creek cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 28, 1975

Bernice Beall
Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. Bernice BEALL, Kokomo, former Rochester resident. She was the sister-in-law of Ancil BEALL of Rochester.
She had been in ill health the past year, but death was unexpected. Her husband, Thayne BEALL, preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Peacock funeral home at Kokomo.

Wednesday, October 29, 1975

Ethel Adams
Mrs. Ethel ADAMS, 82, R.R. 3, Rochestr, died today at 8:30 a.m. at Canterbury Manor nursing home, where she was a patient the past five months. She had been in failing health for several years.
Born Aug. 20, 1893 in Richland township to Thomas and Ida MARTINDALE TRIMBLE, she lived in Fulton county her entire life. Her marriage was on April 30, 1910 in Richland township to Earl H. ADAMS, who survives. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church and of the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. B. (Nadine) WALKER, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Cecil V. (Ruth) MOORE, R.R. 3, Rochester; three grandchildren, Cecil V. MOORE Jr., Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Mrs. Terry HATFIELD and Mrs. Debra Ann SHELBURNE, both of Rochester; four great-grandsons, and one sister, Mrs. Herbert (Marie) WARNER, R.R. 3, Rochester. One grandson, three sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Richland Center United Methodist church with the Rev. Terry SHOEMAKER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday and until 11 a.m. on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Thursday, October 30, 1975

Howard L. "Ted" Olsen
Howard L. "Ted" OLSEN, 72, died this morning at 8 o'clock in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient nine days. Mr. Olsen, who resided at 715 Jefferson street, had been in ill health two years.
Long associated with the dry cleaning business here, Mr. Olsen owned and operated Olsen Cleaners for almost 30 years before retiring in 1968 and selling the business to Robert DELP. An ardent outdoorsman, he was adept as a hunter, fisherman and golfer and also had been an avid supporter of Rochester high school athletic teams.
Born Sept. 21, 1903, in Fulton county, he had spent his entire life in this community. His parents were Theodore and Margaret DIAL OLSEN. His marriage was Aug. 22, 1926, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Dorothy S. SCULL, who survives. He was a member of the Rochester Elks Lodge.
Also surviving are a son, Theodore J. OLSEN, Stamford, Conn., and two granddaughters, Sandra and Karen [OLSEN], both of Stamford. Four sisters preceded in death.
Rites will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Fostr & Good funeral home with the Rev. David A. HEYWARD officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of service Saturday. The family requests memorials other than flowers be made to charity.

Elmer W. Reed
Elmer Ward REED, 89, Long Beach, Cal., died Tuesday in Long Beach.
He was born Jan. 7, 1886 in Fulton county. His marriage was to Zella BYRD REED. She preceded in death in June, 1951. He had resided in this area 39 years and was a retired administrator for the federal government.
Surviving are one son, Carl REED, Monterey Park,Cal.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Fayma POWNALL, Plymouth; two step-sons, Eugene MOGLE, Royal Oak, Mich., and Eldon MOGLE, Barrington Hills, Ill; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Fulton cemetery. The Rev. Robert CAHOON will officiate. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday, October 31, 1975 to Saturday, November 1, 1975

[no obits]

Monday, November 3, 1975

Carrie A. Cowen
Mrs. Carrie A. COWEN, 95, formerly of Tippecanoe, died at 10:46 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
She was born in Bradford, Ark., Aug. 8, 1880 to Anthony and Mary BASTOW BRAMAN. She had resided in the Fairview nursing home at Plymouth four years, moving to the Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth a month ago. She had resided 50 years in the Tippecanoe community before that. She was married to John W. COWEN May 19, 1899; he died June 14, 1956. She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Roscoe (Dottie) CLIFTON, Rochester; Mrs. Berniece ALEXANDER, Mrs. Cecil (Lucille) GENTRY ad Mrs. Paul (Viola) REICHARD, all of South Bend; Mrs. Esel (Annabelle) MYERS, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Louvena RUPLEY and Mrs. Russell (Rosetta) MORELAND both of Livermore, Cal; four sons, Ira [COWEN, South Bend; Lester [COWEN], Lynn, Ind.; Willis [COWEN], Plymouth, and Lloyd [COWEN], Warsaw; forty-one grandchildren; one-hundred-three great-grandchildren; seventy-one great-great-gandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie HARTMAN, Richmond. A son, Burless [COWEN], a brother and three sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be i the Tippecanoe Community church at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Douglas G. FRITZEL officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Deaton funeral home in Bourbon until 11:30 a.m.Tuesday and at the church for an hour before services.

Carl W. Liming
Carl W. LIMING, 76, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 9:52 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.
He was born Aug. 17, 1899 in Logansport to James E. and Nettie KEIM LIMING. His marriage was July 4, 1934 in Lucerne to Ruth PECKHAM. She survives. He was a retired employee of the Penn Central railroad company, having served 48 years. He moved to this area from Bubbalo, N.Y., following his retirement. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Logansport, Scottish Rite in Buffalo, Murat Shrine in Indianapolis, Chapter Council and Commandry of York Rite, Logansport, and the Manitou Shrine club in Rochestr.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Josephine CLARK, Hammond; Mrs. Natalie CIBOCK, Rochester, and Mrs. Frances COBLE, Logansport; two brothers, Harold [LIMING], of Rochester; Bud [LIMING], of Flora. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fisher funeral home at Logansport. The Rev. David ALEXANDER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Agnes M. Shepherd Smith
Mrs. Agnes Mae (LIKENS] SHEPHERD SMITH, 46, New Port Richey, Fla., was fatally injured Saturday when she was struck by an auto in New Port Richey.
Born Dec. 30, 1928 in Portland, Ind. to Archie and Pearl LUDY LIKENS, she was formerly a resident of Rocheter, Fort Wayne and Muncie. Her marriage was in 1970 to Clyde SMITH.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jeannae POTTS, Piggot, Ark., and Mrs. Beth KNOUFF and Mrs. Gale SMITH, both of Rochester; one son, Greg SHEPHERD, Rochester; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sara SCHAFTER, Bluffton, and Mrs. Mary OSBORN, Muncie, and seven brothers, Archie [LIKENS], Adrian, Mich.; Jim [LIKENS], Jacksonville, Fla.; Fred [LIKENS], Ohio, and Bill, Bob, Dan and Ford [LIKENS], all of Portland. The parents, a grandson, one sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Citizes cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and through the hour of services on Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 4, 1975

Margaret McConahy
Margaret McCONAHY, 66, a member of the staff of the Comprehensive Manpower Center on Madison street, died Friday in the Wabash county hospital.
She was born in St. Louis and had served as counselor at Manpower Center since February. She was formerly a research and rural sociologist in Indiana, Minnesota and Michigan. In 1930 she traveled the mountains of North Caroline, helping to establish social security offices. She held a masters degree from Columbia university in sociology and economics.
Surviving are one sister and one brother. The family has requested persons wishing to contribute memorials give to a charity of their own choice.

Wednesday, November 5, 1975 to Thursday, November 6, 1975

[no obits]

Friday, November 7, 1975

Lawrence H. Eads
Lawrence H. EADS, 62, R.R. 3, Kokomo (Bennett's Switch), died at 6:10 a.m. today in the Howard County Community hospital in Kokomo following a lingering illness.
He was born June 3, 1913 in Howard county to the Rev. Lora and Clara Belle WOODRUFF EADS. He was married to Wilmeth COX, who died in 1964. He was a self-employed carpenter and veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Jo Ann) NEWLIN, R.R. 3, Kokomo, and Mrs. Kenneth (Gayle) SALES, Midland, Mich; a brother, William [EADS], Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Ada) CUNINGHAM, Clewiston, Fla., and five grandchildren. A son preceded in death.
Rites are pending at the Ellers funeral home in Kokomo.

Jennie Meiser
Mrs. Jennie MEISER, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Thursday evening in Florida, where she was vacationing. Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Fanny Helen Gilger
Mrs. Fanny Helen GILGER, 79, Country Club drive, Lake Manitou, died at 11:55 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Nov. 2. She had been ill one year and serious two months.
Mrs. Gilger was born Feb. 18, 1896 in Winamac to Henry and Emma WELCH CONN. On May 4, 1922 at Winamac, she married Dr. Cecil E. GILGER. He survives. She had resided in Rochester 51 years, moving from Winamac following her marriage. She was a schoolteacher in Winamac. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church in Rochester, the Elks Ladies Golf association, and the Alpha Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa sorority.
Surviving with her husband are one daugher, Mrs. Orville (Lois) WEISKE, Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Miss Renee WEISKE, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Ernest (Annette) MILLIKIN, Noblesville; one great-granddaughter, Julia Anne MILLIKIN; two sisters, Mrs. Edna NIMS and Mrs. Elsie ZELLERS, both of Winamac; one brother, John CONN, Winamac.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Paul B. STEPHENSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the charity of one's choice.

Saturday, November 8, 1975

Jennie Meiser
Mrs. Jennie E. MEISER, 86, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Thursday in Port Richey, Fla., of an apparent heart attack.
She was born Sept. 23, 1889 near Rochester to Jacob and Catherine DIPPLE ENGEL and had resided in this community most of her life. She was married June 27, 1911 in Culver to Joseph MEISER Sr., who died May 27, 1974.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Helen) COX, R.R. 1, Plymouth, and Mrs. Fred (Dorothy) McPHERSON, Lexington, Tenn.; two sons, Joseph and Harold [MEISER], both of R.R. 5, Rochester, and ten gradchildren. Preceding in death were a son, a grandson and seven brothers.
Last rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Monterey. Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The family requests memorials to the Heart Fund.

Lawrence H. Eads
Final rites for Lawrence H. EADS, 62, R.R. 3, Kokomo, a former resident of Richland Center, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ellers funeral home at Kokomo. The Rev. Chester MITCHELL will officiate and burial will be in the Laymon cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Eads died in the Howard County Community hospital in Kokomo at 6:10 a.m. Friday following a lingering illness.

A. Kermit Ramsey
Funeral services for A. Kermit RAMSEY, 62, R.R. 4, Peru, a Fulton county native who died at 10:09 Thursday, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Peru First Baptist church. The Rev. George KING will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted.
Friends may call at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home at Peru Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church for one hour before services.
Mr. Ramsey died at Dukes hospital in Peru after an illness of six months.
He was born Dec. 15, 1912 to Ivan and Glendora JOHNSON RAMSEY and had lived in Miami county for 32 years. He was married in 1941 to Eleanor HARRELL, who survives. He was a retired clerk with the C&O railroad.
Surviving are two sons, Wayne [RAMSEY], Chicago, and Dale [RAMSEY], Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Joyce [RAMSEY], at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Floyd CHRISTMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary KROUSE, Akron.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Monday, November 10, 1975

W. Scott Savage
W. Scott SAVAGE, 73, 1229 Lakeshore drive, founder and director of the Manitou Training Center, died at 7:03 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Tuesday.
Mr. Savage assumed directorship of the Manitou Training Center in 1967 when it was sponsored by the Fulton County Council for Retarded Children to provide instruction in self-care for mentally handicapped but trainable children.
Mr. Savage also taught school 47 years in Macy and Rochester. He was a teacher at Riddle school 10 years. In 1969, Mr.Savage was named the Citizen-of-the-Year by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Rochester Rotary club which presented him with Service-Above-Self award in 1966.
He also was a life member of the Indiana State Teachers association and belonged to the Lincoln Masonic lodge of Macy, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Fulton County AARP, National Education association and Grace United Methodist church of Rochester.
He was born Feb. 3, 1903 in Macy to Noah and Anna LUCKENBILL SAVAGE. His marriage was April 14, 1929 in Indianapolis to Hazel BUNNELL. She survives. He had resided in Rochester 19 years, moving from Macy.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Sharon) LITZKY, of San Francisco, and Mrs. Howard (Anita) DuBOIS, Rochester; two sons, Argyle Dee SAVAGE, Peru, and Louis Scott SAVAGE, Mount Blanchard, O.; twelve grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John (Marie) ALSPACH, Rochester. Two brothers, John and George [SAVAGE], and one sister, Margaret AGLE, preceded in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Revs. Laurence SMITH and Paul B. STEPHENSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Training Center.

Donna Jean Biltz
Mrs. Donna Jean BILTZ, 46, 932 Park street, died in her sleep early today at her residence.
She was born Feb. 1, 1929, in Fulton county to Fred E. and Golda June FEAR WARREN. Her mother survives. She had lived her entire life in this area. Her marriage was July 27, 1942 in Rochester to Glen D. BILTZ. He died in 1961.
Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Pamela Sue BILTZ, at home, and Mrs. Michael (Christina) Kay LYONS, Rochester; two sons, Michael [BILTZ], at home, and Terry [BILTZ], of Rochester; four gradchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary ODEN, R.R. 1, Akron one brother, William WARREN, Phoenix, Ariz.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster and Good funeral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Hoover cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home aftr 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Ruby O. Meenen
Ruby O. MEENEN, 52, R.R. 2, Macy, died today at 5:50 a.m. in the Wabash county hospital following a six-month illness.
She was born May 15, 1923 in Amboy to Harry E. and Ora THRUSH NESTLEROAD of Converse. Her marriage was on Sept. 3, 1948 in Richmond to Howard "Bud" MEENEN, who survives. Mrs. Meenen was an employee of Chamberlin Products, Akron.
Surviving with the parents and husband are two brothers, twin Raymond E. NESTLEROAD, Converse, and Lester A. NESTLEROAD, Roann, and three sisters, Mrs. Helen PLOTNER, R.R. 5, Peru; Mrs Mary Olive JANEWAY, Wabash, and Mrs. Betty BAILEY, R.R. 1, Denver.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery, Denver. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Geneva G. Smith
Mrs. Geneva G. SMITH, 62, 212 Pontiac street, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at her residence. Death was attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning, Junior GOOD, Fulton county coroner, reported today.
She was born Jan. 22, 1913 in Pulaski county to John and Elizabeth HEIN NIES. Her first marriage was to Fred LANZ and her second to Harlan BOWYER. Both preceded in death. Her third marriage was July 1, 1967, in Rochester to Hurschell L. SMITH. He survives She had lived in the Rochester area since 1951, moving from Walton.
Also surviving are one son, John LANZ, Rochester; four step-daughters; two step-sons, and several grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers also preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial wil be in the Pro cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today, and 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and through the hour of service Wednesday.

Zillah Alspaugh
Mrs. Zillah ALSPAUGH, 81, New Orleans, La., formerly of Akron, died at 7:10 p.m. Friday in General hospital New Orleans.
She was born Nov. 5, 1895 in Farnhamville, Ia., to Vernon and Mary HILL HEAD and had lived in Louisiana about 12 years. She lived in Akron and Wabash before that. She was married Sept. 4, 1912 in Somer, Ia., to Foster D. ALSPAUGH, who died in 1951. She was a member of the Wabash Street United Methodist church in Wabash.
Surviving are a son, Foster [ALSPAUGH], of Mobile, Ala. three granchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Clair HEAD, Los Angeles, Cal., and a brother, Virgil [HEAD], Dawson, Ia.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. John MOORE officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Athens. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 11, 1975 to Wednesday, November 12, 1975

[no obits]

Thursday, November 13, 1975

James A. Royer
Services were conducted Nov. 6, at the Paris Mortuary chapel in ElCajon, Cal. for James A. ROYER, 71, former Akron resident, who died Nov. 3, at his residence in ElCajon, Cal. Burial was in the ElCajon cemetery.
He was born July 31, 1904, near Akron to Jesse and Susan L. LANDIS ROYER. He spent his childhood in the Akron area, moving to California in the early 1930s. He was a retired auto mechanic.
Surviving are a brother, Frank ROYER, and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth LUCKENBILL, both of Akron, and nieces and nephews.

Friday, November 14, 1975

[no obits]

Saturday, November 15, 1975

Paul Fassett
Paul FASSETT, 16, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Leroy FASSETT of Highland formerly of Rochester, was killed in a two-car accident at midnight Friday on U.S. 30 in Lake county.
The boy's sister, Barbara [FASSETT], was injured and is in St. Mary's hospital at Hobart. She is listed as "satisfactory" with a perforarted bowel.
Lake county sheriff's police were unable to give details this morning but said the crash occurred at U.S. 30 and Ind.51 about 10 miles west of Valparaiso.
The other driver, Jeffrey LYNN, 29, Merrillville, was hospityalized,
Paul's father is the immediate past director of Geneva Center, the Presbyterian Conference and Camp Center on Old U.S. 31 north of Rochester. The family moved to Highland last August.
The three Fassett children, Paul, Barbara and Dave [FASSETT], were in Rochester Friday night to see the play staged by Tri-Epsilon drama club of Rochedster high school, in which Dave had been active before moving to Highland.
Dave stayed in Geneva Center Friday night; his brother and sister were driving home when the accident occurred.
The Fassetts reside at 2227 Ridgewood in Highland.
Memorial services for Paul Fassett will be Wednesday morning at the First United Presbyterian church in Highland, of which the Rev. Fassett is pastor. The family requests no flowers, but memorial gifts to the church instead.

Monday, November 17, 1975

Vernon V. Strayer
Vernon V. STRAYER, 72, Logansport, former Rochester resident, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Winona Memorial hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born Feb. 12, 1903, in Paxton, Ill., to Thomas B. and Lucinda VANSANT STRAYER. His marriage was Sept. 2, 1939, in Rochester, to Georgia GREEN. She died Sept. 12, 1974. He had resided in Rochester most of his life. Following the death of his wife, he moved to Logansport to reside with a son, Thomas. He was a former employee of the Sealed Power corporation in Rochester. He was a former chairman of the Fulton County Civil Defense and attended Bethel Temple church in Logansport.
Surviving are a son, Vernon Thomas STRAYER, Logansport, and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. James R. HOLT 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.

Carolyn I. See
Miss Carolyn Irene SEE, 43, 529 West Sixth street, died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following a four-day illness.
She was born in March 29, 1932, in Miami county to Jim and Laura Louise SCHWENK SEE. Her mother preceded in death in 1970.
She was a member of he Ebenezer United Methodist church.
Surviving with her father of R.R. 1, Macy, are her step-mother, Lucie SEE, R.R. 1, Macy; four brothers, James and Glenn [SEE], both of Rochester; Richard [SEE], R.R. 6, Rochester; and Ronald SEE, R.R. 1, Macy; three sisters, Donna SPARKS, Rochester; Joann CORRELL, Perrysburg, and Marcia KAHLER, Brownsburg.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain funeral home near Denver. The Rev. George HAPNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Carl E. Maxey
Services were conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Dawson and Wikoff funeral home in Decatur, Ill. for Carl E. MAXEY, 50, R.R. 1, Oakley, Ill., who died Friday in Decatur Memorial hospital. Burial was in the Macon County Memorial Park cemetery.
Mr. Maxey was the owner of the Cardinal Lines Truck company, R.R. 5, Rochester.
He was born Dec. 1, 1924 in Kenney, Ill., to Carl Irvin and Edna CROSBY MAXEY. He was a member of the Cresthaven Country club, Moose lodge, VFW, Sertoma club of Decatur, and former president of the General Transfer company of Decatur and Champaign, Ill.
Surviving are his wife, Betty J. [MAXEY]; two sons, Larry E. [MAXEY], of Decatur, and Bruce L. [MAXEY], at home; three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Donna) ERICKSON, Rochester, N.Y.; Mrs. Karen THORNTON, Decatur Miss Lori A. MAXEY, at home; three brothers; four sisters and three grandchildren.

Frank C. Kajer
Frank C. KAJER, 80, R.R. 2, North Judson, was killed Saturday evening when his car rammed into a slow-moving Penn Central Freight train at a Starke county crossing just west of Knox.
Kajer was the brother of Mrs. Frank MINARIK of R.R. 3, Rochester. Also surviving are several grandchildren in the Akron area.
Services for Mr. Kajer are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCormick funeral home in North Judson. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 18, 1975

Floyd Fletcher
Floyd "C.D." FLETCHER, 66, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 8:15 a.m. today in Marshall county hospital at Plymouth, where he was a patient one day. He had been ill for 1 1/2 years.
Mr. Fletcher retired in 1974 as manager of the Argos elevator, where he had been employed for 30 years
He was born Jan 1, 1909 in Fulton county to Claude and Barbara WINN FLETCHER. He was married in South Bend to Mariam J. CUTLER on Feb. 24, 1964. He moved from Argos to Culver in 1966. He was a past commander of the Argos American Legion post.
Surviving are the wife; two step-daughters, Mrs. Judy COPPAGE, Culver, and Mrs. Harold (Nancy) DITSCH, South Bend; five step-grandchildren, and a brother, Elmer [FLETCHER], R.R. 1, Argos.
Last rites will be at 2 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, where military honors will be accorded by the Argos American Legion. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Mary C. Zumbaugh
Mary C. ZUMBAUGH, 76, R.R. 5, Rochestr, died Monday at 11:30 p.m. at Centerbury Manor nursing home, wher she was a patient since October of 1973.
Born Dec. 15, 1897 in Fulton county to James and Emma OVERMYER PALMER, she lived most of her life here, with the exception of 16 years in Three Rivers, Mich. Her marriage was on June 14, 1915 in Tiosa to the Rev. Harley ZUMBAUGH, who died June 1, 1973. Mrs. Zumbaugh was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church, What Not club and the Woodlawn hospital auxiliary.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Margaret) GARNER, San Diego, Cal.; three grandchildren, Philip MOW, Newark, Del.; Mrs. Sheridan RIDER, Escondido, Cal., and Miss Shannon MOW, Cambridge, Mass.; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Carmen KATH, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Orville (Doris) LONG, Phoenix, Ariz., and two brothers, Oswald PALMER, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Cecil PALMER, Los Angeles, Cal. One son and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John SHULTZ officiating. Burial will be at Sandhill cemetery, near Rochester.
Friends may call aftr 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Ella B. Felder
Mrs. Ella B. FELDER, 93, former Rochester resident, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the Peabody Home in North Manchester.
She was born July 17, 1882 in Macy to Dwelly and Ann SMITH BAILEY. Her marriage was Aug. 20, 1905 to George W. FELDER. He died in 1957. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church in Rochester.
Surviving are one son, Howard B. [FELDER], Berrien Springs, Mich.; two grandchildre; one sister, Mrs. Effie THRUSH, Marion.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Peabody Memorial chapel in North Manchester 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 2 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, November 19, 1975 to Thursday, November 20, 1975

[no obits]

Friday, November 21, 1975

Joseph R. Shaffer
Joseph R. SHAFFER, 88, Argos, former Fulton county resident, died at 8:55 a.m. today at Kingston nursing home in Plymouth where he had been a patient five weeks.
Final arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Saturday, November 22, 1975

Joseph R. Shaffer
Joseph R. SHAFFER, 88, Argos, died at 8:55 a.m. Friday in the Kingston nursing home at Plymouth, where he had been a patient for five weeks.
He was born Feb . 5, 1887 in Walnut township of Marshall county to Melvin and Mary LEHMAN SHAFFER and he had lived in Argos 16 years, moving there from his farm home in Fulton county. He was first married in 1909 to Minnie CASEY, who died in 1934; in 1936 he was married to Lona SWIHART, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Clarence [SHAFFER], R.R. 4, (Lawrence Lake), Plymouth, and Ernest [SHAFFER], R.R. 4, Plymouth; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Verl [SHAFFER], Rochester, and three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Mae) CRABBS, Rochester; Mrs. Lavere (Mildred) LADSON, Mentone, and Mrs. Ford (Maxine) SWIHART, Rocester.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Willis BOSSERMAN and the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Ruth Eckelbarger
Mrs. Ruth ECKELBARGER, 75, 129 West Ninth street, died at 2 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor nursing home, where she had been a patient since March. She had been in ill health for 18 months.
She was born Oct. 1, 1900 in Converse to Nathan and Nettie BRUMFIELD MALOTT. She was married in Converse to Burvia ECKELBARGER, who died May 19, 1966. She was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Naomi) HUTCHENS, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Sterling (Mary) REED, Swayzee, Ind., and Mrs. Kenneth (Rose) SHANE, Kokomo; a son, Virgil [ECKELBARGER], of Jonesboro; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Mary USHER and Mrs. Martha HOOVER, both of Lake Worth, Fla.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Converse I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday and on Tuesday until time of service.

Monday, November 24, 1975

Everett B. Outler
Everett Bruce OUTLER, 23, Griffith, a native of Rochester, died Saturday in St. Margaret's hospital at Hammond from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Surviving are the wife, Pamela [OUTLER]; the parents, Bill and Wilma OUTLER, Griffith; a brother, Michael [OUTLER], Griffith; the grandmother, Mrs. Ethel OUTLER, Hammond, and the grandfather, John ALBER, Rochester.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST in the Bocken funeral home, 7042 Kennedy avenue, Hammond, with the Rev. Melvin THOMPSON officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. EST in the Reichter cemetery here.

Fred L. Bockover
Fred L. BOCKOVER, 33, R.R. 2, Peru, died in Marion General hospital at 7 p.m. Saturday after an illness of two months. At one time he lived in the Macy area.
He was born April 24, 1943 in Peru to Fred and Georgia SPRADLING BOCKOVER. He was married to Stella LUNCEFORD in 1965; she survives. He was employed by General Tire in Wabash.
Also surviving are two daughters, Angela and Deborah [BOCKOVER], both at home, and four brothers, William, John and Howard [BOCKOVER], all of Peru, and James [BOCKOVER], in the U.S. Navy.
Last rites will be at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru at 10 a.m. Wednesday and burial will be in the Rayburn cemetery in Peru. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 25, 1975

Delbert R. Penny
Delbert R. PENNY, 72, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in Logansport. He had been ill one year.
He was born June 14, 1903 in Denver to Riley and Jessie BURKHOLDER PENNY. His marriage was March 14, 1926 in Wabash to Nora SCOTT. She survives. He was a farmer and a retired employee of the Logansport Memorial hospital. He had resided 50 years in the Grass Creek and Fulton areas. He was a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist church.
Also surviving are one son, Wayne [PENNY], Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mabel ELLSWORTH, Anderson. Three sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home. The Rev. David ALEXANDER will officiate. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Wednesday, November 26, 1975

Benjamin H. Thomas
Benjamin H. "Benny" THOMAS, 64, 1516 Wallace avenue, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital shortly after he was admitted after suffering an apparent heart attack.
He was born July 9, 1911, in Rochester to John W. and Laura DAUGHERTY THOMAS. He was an employee of the Rochester Metal Products company and had lived all his life in this area. He was a veteran of World War II and served many years as a volunteer fireman here. He was a member of the American Legion.
One sister, Mrs. Effie L. PANCAKE, of Melvourne, Fla., survives.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. The American Legion Post 36 will conduct military graveside rites.

Thursday, November 27, 1975

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 28, 1975

Kenneth M. Stevens
Kenneth M. STEVENS, 69, Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 12:15 a.m. today in Veterans Administration hospital at Indianapolis, where he had been a patient one month. He had been in ill health since last April.
He was born Dec. 8, 1905 in Lebanon to Jessie and Martha MILLER STEVENS. He had lived in Florida five years, moving there from Rochester. His first marriage was to Marie NEWELL, who preceded in death. He was married March 23, 1967 in Dover, Ind., to Ruth THRELKELD HUTCHENS, who survives.
He formerly was co-owner of the Stevens and Sanders service station which was on Main street near the Farm Bureau Co-op elevator.
He was a member of the Lebanon Christian church, the Rochester Masonic lodge, South Bend Valley Scottish Rite, Rochester American Legion post, Manitou Moose lodge and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are three step-children, Mrs. Carlene NEWNUM, Kingman, Ind.; Edward HUTCHENS and Ernie HUTCHENS, both of Salem, Mo.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lorrine NEESE, Lebanon; a niece whom he had reared in his home, Mrs. Annabeth MELIA, of Hull, Mass. Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until time of services. The Rochester Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Arnold B. "Bob" Rhodes
Arnold B. "Bob" RHODES, 83, retired postmaster of Tippecanoe, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where he was a patient one week. He had been in failing health one year.
He was born April 15, 1893 in Marshall county to Charles and Elizabeth DEARDORFF RHODES. He was married June 22, 1926 in Bremen to Vada RANSTEAD, who survives. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Mentone Masonic lodge and the Scottish Rite of South Bend.
Surviving with the wife are nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery, where the Argos American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the Mentone Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. today.

Elma E. Lemmon
Elma E. LEMMON, 78, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Walter (Carrie) UNGER, where she had lived the past 1 1/2 years. Her death followed an extended illness.
Born on June 9, 1897 in Paoli, Kan., to Will R. and Mary HORN LEMMON, she lived her entire life in Cass county. Miss Lemmon was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.
Surviving with the sister are nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home with the Rev. Robert CAHOON officiating. Burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, November 29, 1975

Wayne C. Bitting
Wayne C. BITTING, 73, Bourbon, died of a heart attack Friday at 10 a.m. in his home. He was in failing health for several years.
Born Feb. 22, 1902 in Marshall county to Charles and May SHAW BITTING, he moved to Bourbon from Plymouth 25 years ago. His marriage was on Oct. 6, 1951 in Churubusco to Evelyn DOUTT CRANE, who survives. Mr. Bitting was a truck driver for Chinworth Trucking of Warsaw until 1961. From 1961 to 1972 his wife and he owned and operated the Corner Cafe in Bourbon. He was a member of the Bourbon Lions club.
Surviving with the wife are four step-daughters, Mrs. Russell (Phyllis) JOHNSON, Deland, Fla.; Mrs. Gene (Marilyn) BITTING, New Paris; Mrs. Lotus (Carol) ADAMS, Nappanee, and Mrs. Richard (Sandra) BAUGHMAN, Osceola; seventeen step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Ralph BITTING, Bourbon.
Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. J. Robert BOYER officiating. Burial will be at the Summit Chapel cemetery, southeast of Bourgon. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Fern Utter
Fern UTTER, 75, Warsaw, died Friday at 9:10 p.m. at Prairie View nursing home, Warsaw, following a three-day illness.
Born March 8, 1900 in Silver Lake to John and Olive HUFFMAN GALL, she moved to Warsaw from Disko two years ago. She was married on Sept. 18, 1917 in Niles, Mich., to James UTTER, who died in 1964. Mrs. Utter was a member of the First Brethren church of Milford.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Beulah) WOEHLER, Huntington, and Mrs. Charles (Edna) GOSS, Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Ernest UTTER, Warsaw, and Gail UTTER, Peru; twenty-one grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Arvid (Mildred) PUTMAN, Silver Lake. Preceding in death were one son, two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

Monday, December 1, 1975

Hope M. Stayton
Mrs. Hope M. STAYTON, 72, R.R. 1, Hamlet, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday in the Miller nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
She was born June 6, 1903 at Argos to Herbert and Daisy DWINNEL SHAFER. Her marriage was Aug. 16, 1924 in Racine, Wis. to John STAYTON. He died in 1937. She had resided in Bremen until 1959. She moved from Bremen to Plymouth where she made her home until the past few years spent in Hamlet at the home of her daughter. She was employed at the Borneman Products company at Plymouth. Mrs. Stayton was a former member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Daisy) HEPLER, R.R. 1, Hamlet, and Mrs. Delmer (Hazel) McCAN, R.R. 2, Knox; one son, John [STAYTON], R.R. 2, Bremen; two step-daughters, Mrs. Clark (Mildred) CROMLEY, Lisbon, O., and Mrs. Vivian RUMMEL, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Earl (Helen) WALLACE, South Bend; Mrs. L. J. (Hortense) FUTTERER, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. John (Harriet) BALICKI, Hemet, Cal.; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildrn.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

May C. Thacker
Mrs. May C. THACKER, 93, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died Sunday at 12:20 p.m. in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
She was born Sept. 1, 1882 at Galion, O. to Eli and Elizabeth SMITH SHUMAKER. Her marriage was July 1, 1900 at Bourbon to Otis W. THACKER Sr. He died in 1958. She had resided in the Tippecanoe area since 1912. She was a former member of the Bethel United Methodist church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ethel KOONTZ, Bourbon; Mrs. Frank (Hona) HAWKINS, R.R. 2, Bourbon; Mrs. Ernest (Fredonia) PARKER, R.R. 2, North Manchester, and Mrs. John (Martha) MILNER, R.R. 6, Plymouth; two sons, Otis W. THACKER Jr., R.R. 2, Bourbon, and Mark THACKER, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; seventeen grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Victor SHUMAKER, Bremen.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. C. Edwin McCLARNON will officiate. Burial will be in the Parks cemetery in Bourbon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Arthur T. Updike
Last rites were held Saturday morning in Indianapolis for Arthur T. UPDIKE, 53, Indianapolis, former Rochester resident. He died last Monday at Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., while on vacation.
Mr. Updike was director of technical evaluation for the Naval Avionics Facility in Indianapolis. Surviving are the wife, Thelma [UPDIKE]; two daughters, Jan and Jill [UPDIKE], and his mother, Mrs. Harry MOUNT.

Tuesday, December 2, 1975

Christina Whiteside
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester for Miss Christina WHITESIDE, 82, former Rochester resident, who died Sunday in Indianapolis.
Among the survivors is a niece, Mrs. Nancy EVERS, Rochester.

Wednesday, December 3, 1975

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Thursday, December 4, 1975

Charles W. Zartman
Charles W. ZARTMAN, 89, died at the Rochester nursing home at 10:30 a.m. today. He had been a patient there five years. He lived at R.R. 1, Rochester before entering the nursing home. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Earl C. Young
Earl C. YOUNG, 70, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, died at 9:47 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient for three days. He had been in failing health for three years.
He was born Feb. 12, 1905 in Miami county to the Rev. Daniel and Abeline WHITMYER YOUNG and had lived here since 1948, moving from South Bend. He was married Jan. 15, 1937 in Elkhart to Helen M. BUCK, who survives. He was retired from the Bendix corporation in South Bend and was a member of the Rochester Church of God, the Richland Center I.O.O.F. and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Miss Judy YOUNG, Rochester; a son, Harold "Ernie" YOUNG, Rochester; a step-son, Richard ELDRIDGE, Peru; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Bertha) SILVEUS, Akron; Mrs. Herbert (Blanche) MERTON and Miss Opal YOUNG, both of Mishawaka, and a brother, Gordon YOUNG, Warsaw. Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Final rites 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 Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Anthony D. Reynolds
Grav eside services were conducted Tuesday in the Mace cemetery, Crawfordsville, for Anthony David REYNOLDS, infant son of Thomas and Jane RYNEARSON REYNOLDS, Crawfordsville, who died Sunday in Culver hospital. The Rev. Norman WALLACE officiated at the services.
Anthony David was born at 12:49 a.m. Sunday in Culver hospital in Crawfordsville where he died a few hours later.
Surviving with his parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George REYNOLDS, Crawfordsville, and Mr. and Mrs. Reuben RYNEARSON, Rochester.

Friday, December 5, 1975

Charles W. Zartman
Services for Charles William ZARTMAN, 89, R.R. 1, Rochester, will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating. Burial will be in Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and until the hour of services on Sunday.
Mr. Zartman died Thursday afternoon at the Rochester nursing home, where he was a patient the past five years. He was born March 30, 1886 in Macy to John Oliver and Mary Jane SHAFFER ZARTMAN and lived most of his life at Macy. His marriage was on Dec. 12, 1908 in Macy to Edith May SECOR, who died June 15, 1940. Mr. Zartman was retired as a farmer and employee of Standard Oil company and was a member of the Macy First Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Mary Jane) HERENDEEN, Ocala, Fla., and Mrs. Howard (Bonnie Jean) SUMMERS, Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Richard (Karen) WALTZ and Mrs. Linda [CARITHERS], both of Rochester; one grandson, Howard SUMMERS, Rochester; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Rosa May HATCH, Rochester. One great-grandchild preceded in death.

James R. Hudson
James R. HUDSON, 46, 413 Jefferson street, a Rochester police radioman, died today at 2:10 a.m. in South Bend Memorial hospital, where he was a patient for four days. He had been in failing health three months.
Born May 19, 1929 in South Bend to James and Frances ROYCE HUDSON, he moved here from South Bend in 1952. His marriage was on June 12, 1954 to Ruby NORRIS, who survives. Mr. Hudson was a former sports editor of The Rochester Sentinel and was a member of Trinity United Methodist church, Eagles (No. 852) and the Fraternal Order of Police (No. 143).
Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. Sam (Frances) JONES, Lakeland, Fla.; the father, James [HUDSON], South Bend; a half-sister, Mrs. Laura Jean CARTER, Kalamazoo, Mich., and a step-gradmother, Laurabelle WILLEY, South Bend.
Services will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Saturday and until the hour of services on Sunday.

Saturday, December 6, 1975

[no obits]

Monday, December 8, 1975

Roscoe R. McCoy
Drowning is believed to be the cause of death to a Leiters Ford man who was found in the Tippecanoe river near Leiters Ford Sunday morning.
An autopsy on the body of Roscoe Robert McCOY, 71, was performed this morning in Logansport and Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD said drowning is thought to be the cause of death. He said results of lab reports are not yet known.
Fulton county police said today there are no signs of foul play.
The body was discovered at 9 a.m. Sunday by a neighbor, Mrs. Ruth BEACH, police said. Officers said Mrs. Beach became worried because McCoy failed to answer his telephone Sunday morning and she searched for him at his house, where he lived alone.
Police said on her way back home from McCoy's house, Mrs. Beach saw his body floating face down in about four feet of water in the river. The place where the body was found is two-tenths of a mile east of County Road 750 West and south of County Road 500 North.
Authorities said they believe McCoy slipped down a steep embankment into the river as he walked home from Mrs. Beach's house around 9 p.m. Saturday. McCoy's hat was located on the river bank and police said there were signes of where he slid down the bank.
The drowning is the third in Fulton county this year and the first in the Tippecanoe river since June 30, 1973.
McCoy was born May 7, 1904 in Phlox, Ind. to Wilbur and Millie HATTEN McCOY. He moved to Leiters Ford nine years ago from Kokomo and was married to Agnes BOWYER, who survives. He was a retired millwright at Continental Steel, Kokomo.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Bureau HUFF Jr., and Mrs. Joyce BUTLER, both of Sharpsville, and Mrs. Zelpha BAGWELL, Kokomo; one son, Frank McCOY, Kokomo; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and three sisters, Mrs. Nora TOLEN, Henryetta, Okla.; Mrs. Eva CATON, Kokomo, and Mrs. Iva MEADOWS, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Fenn funeral home, Kokomo, with the Rev. Ernest BATMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call at the Fry and Lange funeral home, Winamac from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fenn funeral home.

Bessie Wagoner
Mrs. Bessie WAGONER, 88, Plymouth, died Sunday at the Miller Merry nursing home in Plymouth where she had been a patient six weeks.
She was born in Newcastle township, April 15, 1887, to Newton and Ellen BARKMAN EMMONS. Her marriage was to Omar G. WAGONER. He died in 1951. She was a member of the Presbyterian church in Plymouth.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marshall (Dorothy) CARPER, Plymouth; a son, Jack [WAGONER], of Orlando, Fla., one step-son, Bill [WAGONER], of Rochester; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and during the evening on Tuesday.

Daniel Clifford Alber
Daniel Clifford ALBER, 61, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 4:05 a.m. Sunday in the Home hospital in Lafayette where he was admitted last October. He had been ill six months.
He was born Oct. 26, 1914 in Wayne township to Daniel and Margaret Jane DILL ALBER. His marriage was Jan. 17, 1937 in Rochester to Annabelle WALTERS. She was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Cass counties. He was engaged in farming and also was a machinist with the Nelson Screw Products company of Logansport. He was a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist church, Fulton Masonic lodge 665, Fulton Order of Eastern Star and the Scottish Rite at South Bend.
Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Margaret Ann) RENTSCHLER, Fulton; two granddaughters, Cindy and Karen RENTSCHLER; two brothers, Calvin [ALBER], Walton, and Terry [ALBER], of South Bend; four sisters, Mrs. Roy (Jaunita) BOWMAN, Long Beach, Ca.; Mrs. George (Mary) ALLEN, West Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. B. G. (Winfred) CHITWOOD and Miss Nina ALBER, both of Los Angeles, Cal. A daughter and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. David ALEXANDER will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton Citizens cemetery. The Fulton Masonic lodge will assist in officiating at the services. Friends may call at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to one's favorite charity.

Sgt. Larry R. Roach
Sgt. Larry R. ROACH, 29, 1316 East Ninth street, died Friday at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla.
He was born Nov. 18, 1946 in Hammond to Frank and Janet PETERSON ROACH. Mr. Roach was employed at Sealed Power here and was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam conflict. He was a member of the Star City Church of Christ and the Air Force Reserves at Grissom Air Force Base.
Surviving are two daughters, Rhonda and Tammy [ROACH], both of Monterey; his mother, Mrs. Janet MONTGOMERY, Star City; a foster father, Wayne JOHNSON, Kansas; a sister, Mrs. Pamela BELDEN, Arlington, Va., and a foster grandmother, Manley JOHNSON, Henning, Minn.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Fry and Lange funeral home, Winamac, with the Rev. Kenneth BROAD officiating. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 9, 1975

Robert Page
Robert PAGE, 79, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 1:30 a.m. today at the home of his son, Rory PAGE, in Garden Grove, Cal.
Mr. Page was recuperating from surgery at the home of his son when death occurrd.
Final arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Pauline E. Blackburn
Pauline E. BLACKBURN, 59, R.R. 1, Mentone, died Monday at 7 a.m. in her home following a two-year illness.
She was born Oct. 8, 1916 near Columbia City to Joseph and Sarah SIEVERS BLACKFORD and her marriage was on Sept. 13, 1934 at Mentone to Lester BLACKBURN, who survives.
Surviving with the husband are the mother, Mrs. Sarah BLACKFORD, Tippecanoe; a son, Burdell [BLACKBURN], R.R. 5, Warsaw; three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Sue) RUPERT, Roanoke, and Mrs. Ken (Linda) JONES and Mrs. Charles (DiAnne) SMITH, both of R.R. 1, Claypool; five brothers, Robert and Dean [BLACKFORD], both of Warsaw; Dale and William [BLACKFORD, both of Tippecanoe, and Charles [BLACKFORD], Fort Wayne; eight sisters, Kathryn MONTALBANO and Rose HARROFF, both of Bourbon; Sara KAUFFMAN, Etna Green; Mary LOZIER, Carol BAUGHER, Nancy KREFT and Helen McINTYRE, all of Tippecanoe, and Viola WARD, Argos; eleven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A brother, Paul [BLACKFORD], and the father preceded.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Walnut Creek United Methodist church with the Revs. Robert WYMAN and John COLE officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call at the King memorial home, Mentone, from 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Thursday and one hour before services at the church.

James W. Mow
Services were conducted Nov. 29 in Lake Worth, Fla., for James W. MOW, 70, former Richland Center, Culver and South Bend resident who died Nov. 27, in Lake Worth.
Mr. Mow was born July 28, 1905, the son of Charlie and Clara HARPSTER MOW. He was a retired employee of the Studebaker corporation and had resided in Lake Worth 11 years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Bernice H. CLAUNCH; three daughters, Nancy S. GIBBONS, Rochester; Shirley J. DUSEK, North Judson, and Phyllis C. MOW, Lake Worth, Fla.; two sons, James L. [MOW], South Bend, and Arthur D. [MOW], Cape Coral, Fla.; one sister, Helen H. WHITLEDGE, North Brook, Ill.

Wednesday, December 10, 1975

Robert Page
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Robert PAGE, 79, R.R. 5, Rochester, who died Tuesday in Garden Grove, Cal. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday.
He was born April 20, 1896 in Kentucky. His marriage was in Highland to Melvina TITUS. She preceded in death in 1974. He had resided in the Rochester area 30 years, moving from Chicago. He was employed by the Board of Education in Chicago prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Mentone; Scottish Rite in South Bend and the Manitou and Fort Wayne Shrine clubs.
Surviving are one son, Bob [PAGE], of Garden Grove, Cal.; two grandsons, Sheldon PAGE and Loren PAGE, both of California; one great-granddaughter. Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Loyd Rouch
Loyd ROUCH, chief executive of the Rochester Farmers Mutual Insurance company for over 40 years, died this morning at 3 o'clock of a heart attack at his home a mile south of the city on Ind. 25. He was 80 years old.
Although he had been under treatment for a heart condition, Mr. Rouch's death was unexpected. He was at his office as usual on Tuesday.
As secretary-treasurer of the Rochester Farmers Mutual since 1934, Mr. Rouch directed the company to a leading position among state mutual insurance firms. The company, founded here in 1894, writes fire and wind insurance.
Until recently, he also was owner of his own insurance firm providing auto and homeowner coverage. Mr. Rouch sold that business two years ago to Ray SMILEY and Harvey CLARY Jr., his sons-in-law.
He was widely known and respected in Indiana insurance circles, having served as president of the Mutual Insurance Associates of Indiana. At the time of his death, he was a director of the Indiana Union Mutual, the Indiana Farmers and the Town and Country Insurance companies, all of Indianapolis.

William F. Collins
William Francis COLLINS, 94, a resident at the Canterbury Manor nursing home four years, died at 8:30 a.m. today in the nursing home. He had been ill five years.
He was born Aug. 9, 1881 in Fulton county to Lawrence and Mary SLISHER COLLINS. His first marriage was Feb. 15, 1905 to Mary Ann STAHL. She died in 1929. His second marriage was to Ann STAHL in 1940. She died in 1944. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at the Indiana Metal company. He was a member of the First Christian church at Macy.
Surviving are one son, Glenn W. [COLLINS], Macy; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Roy [COLLINS], of Macy. Two sons, Lowell and William [COLLINS] Jr, preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Richard I. Floor
Richard I. FLOOR, 56, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died today at 5 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient the past 10 days. He was ill for two weeks with a heart condition.
Born April 11, 1919 in Wabash county to Ralph and Marie IHNEN FLOOR, he lived his entire life in the Akron and Silver Lake communities. His marriage was on Sept. 15, 1940 in Akron to Florence WARD, who survives. Mr. Floor was a farmer.
Surviving with the wife and parents at R.R. 1, Silver Lake, are two sisters, Mrs. Herman (Grace) HINES, Noblesville, and Mrs. George (Ruth) RUDO, Muncie, and three brothers, Earl [FLOOR], R.R. 1, Akron; Eugene [FLOOR], Striker, O., ad Ralph [FLOOR] Jr., Las Vegas, Nev. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday until the hour of services on Friday.

Ruth A. Bell
Miss Ruth A. BELL, 62, Argos, died at 5:12 a.m. today in Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been ill 7 1/2 months.
Miss Bell was born July 29, 1913, in Walnut township to George and Clara VANGUNDY BELL. A lifetime resident of the Argos community, she was a former employee of the Argos Telephone company and the Marshall county schools corporation. She was a former member of the Bethel United Methodist church.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Clara ROHRER, Argos; one step-sister, Mrs. Ora (Bea) DREW, Deltona, Fla.; one step-brother, Wayne ROHRER, Battle Creek, Mich., and four step-nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Willis BOSSERMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery, northeast of Argos. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday.

Mamie Surguy
Services were conducted in Warsaw Sunday for Mrs. Mamie SURGUY, 71, a former Rochester resident. She died Thursday at her Albuquerque, N.M. home and was buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mrs. Surguy's husband, John W. SURGUY, who died in 1963, formerly was music director for Fulton county schools.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (LeMare) GORBETT, Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. Bryon (Jacqueline) PYLE, Connersville, and Mrs. Rowena WOMACK, Warsaw, and a brother and sister.

Thursday, December 11, 1975 to Friday, December 12, 1975

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Saturday, December 13, 1975

Wilbur B. Fulton
Wilbur B. FULTON, 66, Mentone, died unexpectedly Friday at 11 a.m. at his home.
Born May 13, 1909 in Huntington to Arthur and Georgia BAUMGARDNER FULTON, he had lived in Mentone since 1965, moving there from North Webster. His first wife, Mina BARTON, died in 1964; in 1965 he married Freda KING, who survives. Mr. Fulton was a retired employee of Baldwin-Ehret-Hill corporation of Huntington.
Surviving with the wife are one step-son, Richard KING, Warsaw; four step-daughters, Mrs. Jean PRITCHARD and Mrs. Barbara ROSS, both of Mentone; Mrs. Donna ROMIG, Rochester, and Mrs. Janet BROOKS, Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth BAKER and Mrs. Violet STEVENS, both of North Webster; fifteen step-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone. Burial will be in the Pilgrims Rest cemetery, Huntington. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 15, 1975

Floyd R. Deardorff
Floyd R. "Dan" DEARDORFF, 87, former Athens resident, died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday in the Ridgedale nursing home where he had been a patient since September.
He was born May 24, 1888 in Rochester to William H. and Sarah KOFFEL DEARDORFF. His marriage was Nov. 24, 1915, to Nellie R. CLAYTON. She died April 29, 1965. A retired farmer, he had resided in Fulton county most of his life. He was a 50-year member of the Rochester Masonic lodge,Royal Arch No. 90 and the Fathers Auxiliary of the Manitou VFW.
Surviving are three sons, James A. DEARDORFF, South Bend; George W. DEARDORFF, Urbana, Ill., and Robert L. DEARDORFF, Marian, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and one brother, Fred DEARDORFF, Richmond, Ind.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rochester Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m.

Lester A. Strong
Lester A. STRONG, 84, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He was a patient three days.
He was born June 14, 1891 in Kosciusko county to Charles and Retta EVEY STRONG. His marriage was May 4, 1972 in Hicksville, O. to Erma SELANDER. She survives. He was a retired farmer and stationary engineer and a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are one brother, Hugh STRONG, of Media [?], and nieces and nephews. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, December 16, 1975

Madelyn J. Dinsmore
Madelyn J. DINSMORE, 46, R.R. 2, Culver, died Monday at 12:15 p.m. at her home following a nine-month illness.
She was born April 4, 1929 in Mishawaka to Fred and Hazel OVERMYER YELTON and lived the past 25 years in Culver. Her marriage was on July 1, 1950 at Delong to H. Wally DINSMORE, who survives.
Surviving with the husband are the mother, Mrs. Hazel YELTON, Sebastian, Fla.; two daughters, Laura H. DINSMORE, at home, and Mrs. David (Lisa) DALE, Culver, and a brother, Fred L. YELTON, Miami, Fla. The father and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Culver Grace United Church of Christ with the Rev. John H. KRUEGER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call today and until noon Wednesday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society will be accepted by the family.

James E. Lewis
James Ernest LEWIS, 65, 114 1/2 East Eighth street, died at 6 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill three years.
He was born May 13, 1910 in Marion county to Arlie and Grace M. McILWAINE LEWIS. His marriage was March 19, 1932 in Danville, Ill., to Mary Jo McCOLLEY, who survives. Mr. Lewis was a draft and development engineer and had lived here 10 years, moving from Lebanon. He was a member of the Lebanon First United Presbyterian church, Lebanon Masonic Lodge, Indianapolis Murat Temple, Scottish Rite and York Commandry, Manitou Shrine Club and the Rochester Elks lodge.
Also surviving are one son, Ernest Edgar [LEWIS], of Cincinnati; two daughters, Mrs. Patrick (Margi) JOSEPH, Manhattan, Kansas; Mrs. Lee (Sylvia) LaPEAN, Bloomington, Minn.; a brother, Robert P. LEWIS, Lebanon; eight grandchildren, and his step-mother, Mrs. A. E. LEWIS, of Lebanon.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. David HEYWARD will officiate. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Hill cemetery in Lebanon. Rites will be conducted there by the Lebanon Masonic lodge. There will be no visitation hours. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Training Center and the Cancer and Heart Funds.

Wednesday, December 17, 1975

Richard Erdmann
Word has been received here of the unexpected death Sunday of Richard ERDMANN, 47, an official of Moore Business Forms, in Glenview, Ill. Mr. Erdmann was among the Moore representatives who first contacted local Chamber of Commerce officers three years ago regarding location of the Moore plant in Rochester.

John A. Sisinger
John A. SISINGER, 86, Kewanna, died at the Rochester nursing home at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born near Plymouth, O., Feb. 16, 1889 to Alvin and Charlotte MORTON SISINGER. He was married to Alice SAWYER in Bowling Green, O., Dec. 16, 1931 she survives. He was a retired Union township farmer.
Surviving are a son, Jerry [SISSINGER], R.R. 1, Kewanna; three sons by a previous marriage, Willard, Kenneth and Wade [SISINGER]; three daughters by a previous marriage, Clara, Wanda and Donna [SISINGER]; three grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. A son and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Thursday, December 18, 1975

Lloyd Reese
Lloyd REESE, 83, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 5:25 a.m. today at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Aug. 23, 1892, in Danville, Ill. to George W. and Ella MANNING REESE. His first marriage was March 10, 1920 in Rochester to Donna COLLINS. She died in 1962. His second marriage was in 1963 in Richland township to Faye HALL EDDINGTON, who survives. He had lived most of his life in the Macy area and was a member of the United Methodist church at Macy, the Rochester Senior Citizens club and the World War Barracks 475 of Rochester. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Maxine) FISH, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Wayne (Bonnie) BAKER, R.R. 1, Mentone; four sons, Wayne [REESE], R.R. 2, Akron; Gene [REESE], R.R. 1, Rochester; Maynard [REESE], R.R. 2, Argos; Richard [REESE], R.R. 2, Macy; seventeen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Armilda ESHELMAN, Rochester; one step-daughter Mrs. Gordon (Donna) EMMERSON, Crookston, Ill.; two step-sons, Robert EDDINGTON, Marion, O.; Ermal EDDINGTON, Elkhart; three step-grandchildren. One granddaughter, a sister and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. James O'DELL 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. Friday and on Saturday until the time of services.

Fred King
Fred KING, 68, R.R. 1, Argos, died unexpectedly at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at his winter residence in Zephyrhills, Fla.
He was born Feb. 25, 1907, in Nevada, O. to Robert E. and Lola Louise LAMBRIGHT KING. His marriage was Jan.29, 1926, at Knox to Julia FANCHER. She survives. He was a retired employee of the Marshall county highway department and had resided in the Argos area since 1936, moving from Starke county. He was a member of the Lake Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Lola) IRWIN, Argos; two sons, Fred M. [KING], of Hamlet, and Robert L. [KING], of Bourbon; one sister, Mrs. Katherine HUSTON, of Ohio; fifteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Julia Buchanan
Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. today in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Mrs. Julia BUCHANAN, 91, Maitland, Fla. who died Monday in Florida. Mrs. Buchanan was a former Fulton county residet.
Among the survivors is a niece, Mrs. Sara BOLIO of Detroit, Mich.
The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arranements.

Cecil W. McCrosky
Cecil W. McCROSKY, 86, former resident at 1012 Jefferson street, died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill several months.
He was born Feb. 15, 1889 in Rochester to Lewis and Nancy WILLIAMS McCROSKY. His marriage was Sept. 15, 1915 to Cornelia Elizabeth ROUCH. She died in February, 1970. A retired farmer, he had lived all his life in the Fulton county area. Following his retirement, he was employed part-time at Woodlawn hospital and the public library. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church.
Surviving are his brother, Harley McCROSKY, R.R. 6, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Norris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery in Liberty township. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Maria LeSueur
Maria LeSUEUR, 50, 1310 Rochester boulevard, died Thursday morning at the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne following a three-year illness.
Ssurvivors include one son, William [LeSUEUR], three daughters, Mary, Joan and Julie LeSUEUR, and the mother, Mrs. Caroline SCHIMANECK, all of Rochester. Her husband, William H. LeSUEUR Sr., preceded in death Nov. 24, 1973.
Final rites are tentatively set for Saturday morning at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in Toledo, O.

Ivan M. Personett
Services were conducted Monday in Lakeland, Fla., for Ivan M. PERSONETT, 82, 1100 Jackson boulevard, who died Friday at his winter residence in Lakeland. The Heath funeral home in Lakeland was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Personett was the brother of Mrs. Katherine VanLUE, of Rochester, with whom he made his summer home. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.

Millie I. Smith
Mrs. Millie I. SMITH, 75, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 9:45 p.m.Thursday at the residence of her son, Eldon [SMITH], in Kewanna.
She was born April 14, 1900 in Pulaski county to George and Ida CONNOR BAKER. Her marriage was Dec. 6, 1920 to Don E. SMITH. He died Sept. 18, 1970. She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, Eldon [SMITH], of Kewanna, and Keith [SMITH], R.R. 6, Kokomo; three brothers, Clarence BAKER, Okeechobee, Fla.; Clayton BAKER, Winamac, and Chester BAKER, R.R. 1, Winamac; one sister, Mrs. Opal CAREY, Calumet City, Ill.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. One daughter and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Revs. Richard LOCHNER and Ron PRILLIMAN 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.

Maria M. LeSueur
Private services are set for 7 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Maria M. LeSUEUR, 50, 1310 Rochester boulevard who died Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the Veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. The Rev. Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Ottawa Hills Memorial Park cemetery in Toledo, O. at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. today. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made at the funeral home to the Jerry Lewis Fund.
Mrs. LeSueur was a registered nurse with the U.S. Air Force. She was born March 12, 1925 in Hazelton, Pa. to Eugene and Caroline LUCAS SCHIMANECK McKELVEY. She had resided here 4 1/2 years, moving from Japan. Her marriage was to William H. LeSueur, Sept. 14, 1954 in Bandere, Texas. He died in 1973. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church in Rochester, the Rochester Garden club and the Fulton County Red Cross Blood bank staff.
Surviving are a son, William [LeSUEUR] Jr.; three daughters, Mary, Joan, and Julie [LeSUEUR], and her mother, all of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Lucience ABELL, Phoenix, Ariz; Mrs. Stephen (Dorothy) STERGOS, Missoula, Pa.; Mrs. William (Helene) HOLT Sr.; Paducah, Ky.; one brother, Bernard J. McKELVEY of Van Nuys, Cal.

Saturday, December 20, 1975

Dudley D. Bridge
Dudley D. BRIDGE, 58, 5101 South Mill avenue, Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Lucerne, died in Scottsdale memorial hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz. Friday at 3:20 p.m.
He was born Sept. 18, 1917 in Monticello to Harry A. and Hazel CRISWELL BRIDGE. He was married to Frances FELDERS April 25, 1937; she survives. He was an A.I. technician at LaSalvia Dairy in Laveen, Ariz. He was a member of the Zion United Methodist church of Lucerne, the Lucerne Lions club, Royal Center Masonic Lodge 585 (past master), Royal Center O.E.S. 375 (past patron), Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite, Mizpah temple and the Kyper Rifle club.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Richard D. [BRIDGE], Logansport, and Robert Dale [BRIDGE); a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Janice) DOUTLICK, Bristol, Ind.; the step-mother, Mrs. Gavis BRIDGE, Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers, Robert [BRIDGE], Rochester, and James [BRIDGE], R.R. 2, Royal Center; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Kay HUMPHREY, Zionsville, and eight grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Harrison garden chapel at Royal Center with the Revs. Gene SELLERS and Howard WESTERN officiating. O.E.S. services will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Lucerne. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.

Louie Shoemaker
Mrs. Louie SHOEMAKER, 76, formerly of Akron, died at 1:30 a.m. today at the Americana Health Care Center in Wabash, where she had been a patient since September. She previously lived with a daughter, Mrs. Jane Marriam BACKUS, R.R. 6, Wabash. She had been ill three months.
She was born Feb. 2, 1899 in Kosciusko county to Walter and Amanda ROBERTS BARBER. She was married Jan. 16, 1916 in Warsaw to Ora SHOEMAKER, who died in 1957.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Betty) HAMILTON, Milford, and Mrs. Backus; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Galen WALKER, Laketon. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Gertrude Leap
Gertrude LEAP, 82, Cicero, Ind., died Friday night in Riverview hospital at Noblesville.
She was born Dec. 11, 1893 in Hamilton county to Webster and Ellen WILES FOLAND.
Surviving are three sons, Harold [LEAP], Cicero; Roy [LEAP], Rochester, and Glen [LEAP], Anderson; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Esther WALKER, Elwood.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Hartley funeral home in Cicero with the Rev. Don PADEN officiating. Burial will be in the Cicero cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 22, 1975

Richard D. Banks
At least 13 persons were killed on Indiana streets and highways over the pre-Christmas weekend, police said.
The latest fatality was Richard D. BANKS, 22, R.R. 1, Culver, who was killed Sunday in a two-car, head-on crash on Indiana 25 three miles east of Mentone in Kosciusko county.
Troopers said Teresa BENTLY, 16, Mentone, driver of the second car, and two passengers were trapped in that auto about 35 minutes. Miss Bently was hospitalized in serious condition.

Monday, December 22, 1975

Russell Bartholomew
Russell A. BARTHOLOMEW, 68, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill since Ocrtober.
He was born May 31, 1907, in Miami county to Albert and Lucy Ann LESCHER [BARTHOLOMEW]. His marriage was Feb. 14, 1942 in Valparaiso to Beth H. AAGESEN. She survives. He was a farmer and a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Revs. Paul STEVENSON and F. G. KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Dr. Forrest C. Leiter
Dr. Forrest C. LEITER, 67, native of Leiters Ford and resident of Dearborn, Mich., died at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Oakwood hospital in Dearborn of an apparent heart attack. He was the brother of Burdell LEITER of Rochester.
He was born Oct. 23, 1908 in Leiters Ford to Eli C. and Florence NORTON LEITER. His marriage was March 29, 1942 to Evelyn QUIST, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II, having served on a hospital ship with the U.S. Army. He had resided in Michigan 30 years. He was a pediatrician and received his doctor's degree at the University of Michigan and his specialist training at the Indiana University Medical Center. He was a member of the American Medical association, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Alumni boards of both universities.
Surviving with his wife and brother are one daughter, Janet LEITER, a student at Vassar; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas W. (Doris) BECK, Rochester, and Mrs. Fernando (Helen) MARTINEZ, Bisbee, Ariz. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. David A. HEYWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Elsie D. Kammerer
Mrs. Elsie Dorothy KAMMERER, 90, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had been a patient six months.
She was born April 1, 1885 in Kosciusko county to Charles and Ida WALTERS WARNER. Her marriage was in June, 1974, to Frank KAMMERER. He preceded in death. She had been a resident of the Argos and Rochester communities.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen MATHIAS and Mrs. Ruth RUTLEDGE, and one son, Leroy WEBBER, all of Rochester; three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Four sisters, three brothers and one grandson also preceded in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Tuesday, December 23, 1975

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Wednesday, December 24, 1975

Richard N. Miller, Sr.
Richard N. MILLER, Sr., 62, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Tuesday at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He had been seriously ill three months.
He was born March 24, 1913 in Kokomo to Charles Earl and Nina GILL MILLER. His marriage was in 1941 in St. Louis, Mo. to Violet R. WEHR. She survives. Mr. Miller was former owner of the Sportsmans Landing on Lake Manitou and had resided here 29 years, moving from Lafayette. He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and the Legion of the Moose.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Sondra) HARKLESS, Oxnard, Cal; Mrs. Cherryl MYERS, Peru; Mrs. Robert (Nancy) WONDERS, Shefford, England, and Mrs. Jerry (Linda) RINGLE, Rochester; two sons, Charles E. MILLER, Rochester, and Richard N. MILLER Jr., Akron; twelve grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Carolyn) SNYDER, Pilot Hill, Cal.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Harold E. WELLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Calvin F. Wooten
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron for Calvin F. WOOTEN, 46, R.R. 1, Claypool. He was killed Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. in a two-truck collision at the junction of Ind. 13-14 south of Sidney.
The Rev. Luther BAILEY will officiate at rites and burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Born July 15, 1929, in Meigs county, O., Mr. Wooten was the son of Wilbur and Bessie BARNHART WOOTEN. He came to the Claypool community three years ago from Akron, O. His marriage was Jan. 25, 1952, in Florida, to Josephine POWERS, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II.
Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Bessie MASSIE, Pomeroy, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Ann TACKETT, West Virginia; two sons, Cevin Lee [WOOTEN], West Virginia, and Michael [WOOTEN], at home and four grandchildren.

Thursday, December 25, 1975

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Friday, December 26, 1975

Richard N. Miller, Sr.
The Manitou Moose Lodge will conduct memorial services for Richard N. MILLER Sr., 62, R.R. 1, Rochester, who died Tuesday, today at 8 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Final rites for Mr. Miller will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral home. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Daniel Allen Heater
Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. today in the St. Joseph cemetery in Kewanna for Daniel Allen HEATER, who was dead at birth at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday in Pulaski memorial hospital at Winamac. The Harrison funeral home in Kewanna was in charge of arrangements.
He was the son of Francis V. and Sandra Sue HARNESS HEATER Jr. of Kewanna.
Also surviving are a sister, Tonya Sue [HEATER], and a brother, Franklin [HEATER], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis V. HEATER Sr., R.R. 2, Winamac; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond HARNESS, Monterey; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Nina GRAFTON, R.R. 1, Royal Center, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Bertha VERMILLION, Culver. A sister preceded in death.

Rev. John Schroeder
The Rev. John SCHROEDER, 75, R.R. 4, Bremen, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Bremen Community hospital.
He was bron Jan. 19, 1900 in Austin, Minn. His first marriage was to Eva HULBURT. She died in 1936. His second marriage was Feb. 28, 1937 at Rochester to Madge ANDREWS. She survives. The Rev. SCHROEDER has resided in Bremen since 1968, moving from Peru, where he served as pastor of the Erie United Methodis church. Prior pastorates included nine years at Etna Green. Following his retirement in 1968, he served as interim pastor for the Riverside United Methodist church at Bremen. He was a member of the Bourbon Masonic lodge.
Also surviving are one son, Harley [SCHROEDER], Chicago; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth WARNER, of Rensselaer; Mrs. Ellen SHERBONDY, Rochester; Mrs. Florence BLISS, Union, Mich.; Mrs. Nancy ZOBROSKY, Fort Wayne; thirteen grandchildren; one step-son, Norman WIDMAN, Niles, Mich; one sister, Mrs. Florence ANDREE, Austin, Minn.; five brothers, William [SCHROEDER], Adams, Minn.; Elmer [SCHROEDER], Hayward, Minn.; Walter [SCHROEDER], New Richland, Minn.; Arthur and Donald [SCHROEDER], both of Austin, Minn. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Riverside United Methodist church at Bremen. Dr. Wilson PARKS of South Bend will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Mishler funeral home in Bremen today and at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Saturday, December 27, 1975

Faye Holman
Mrs. Anna Faye HOLMAN, 77, 1331 Madison street, longtime active member of the Fulton county Republican party and of the American Legion Auxiliary, died unexpectedly at 2:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. She was admitted to the hospital early Friday morning.
A former Fulton county recorder, Mrs. Holman had been vice chairman of the Fulton County Republican Central committee for 25 years before relinquishing the position some years ago. She was a former vice president of the Indiana American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Holman was a trustee of the Indiana World War Memorial and was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church.
A lifetime resident of Rochester, Mrs. Holman was born Dec. 6, 1898 to Frank M. and Myrtle FRY STETSON. She was married Sept. 30, 1931 to Hugh Brackett HOLMAN, who died March 15, 1946. Mr. Holman was a former chairman of the Fulton County Republican Central committee.
Surviving are a son, Hugh B. HOLMAN Jr., Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A daugher, Louise [HOLMAN], and a brother, Ray "Chuck" STETSON, preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at 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 11 a.m. Sunday.

Andrew J. Mackey
Andrew J. MACKEY, 60, Plymouth, was dead on arrival at Parkview hospital in Plymouth at 4:24 p.m. Friday. He suffered a heart attack while shoveling snow.
He was born Dec. 18, 1915 in Carthage, Mo., to Timothy and Annie BRENNEMAN MACKEY. He was married Nov. 10, 1946 in Argos to Verlie CRAFTON, who survives. He lived in Plymouth 30 years. He was a member of the Plymouth Trinity United Methodist church, was a 29-year employee of the McCord corporation in Plymouth and was a member of the UAW Local 748 at the plant.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Martha) FISH, Plymouth, and Mrs. Craig (Linda) COX, South Bend and two grandchildren.
Last rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Plymouth Trinity United Methodist church with the Rev. William NANGLE officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church for an hour before services.

Ethel M. Garthee
Ethel M. GARTHEE, 83, R.R. 1, Claypool (Beaver Dam lake), died Friday at 1:15 p.m. at the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw.
Born Nov. 24, 1892 in Converse to John and Nancy RHEUANIOUS WALKER, she lived at Beaver Dam the past 14 years, moving there from Marion. Her marriage was on July 12, 1960 in Marion to John William GARTHEE, who survives. Mrs. Garthee was a member of the Beaver Dam Conservation club.
Surviving with the husband are one son, Lester HOWELL, Portland, Ore.; one daughter, Mrs. Hubert (Ruby) BLISSARD, Bourbonnais, Ill.,; two step-sons, Eugene GARTHEE, Warsaw, and Paul GARTHEE, Marion; three step-daughters, Grace SHEPHERD, Marion; Janette COWELL, Clearwater, Mich., and Georgia May DAY, Lesege, West Va.; one sister, Eva BASH, Marion; one brother, Floyd WALKER, Redkey; eleven grandchildren; thirteen step-grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Warren McCUEN officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dennis G. Opple
Dennis G. OPPLE, 25, Warsaw, was found dead early this morning at his home.
He was born June 14, 1950 in Fulton county to Lorraine and Nina FUNNELL OPPLE and had lived in Warsaw four years. He was a 1968 graduate of Akron high school and attended International Business College in Fort Wayne. He was the office manager at the Empiregas plant at Warsaw.
Surviving are the parents, R.R. 1, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Ken (Joyce) HOWARD, Akron; a brother, Ronnie [OPPLE], at home, and two nieces, Kendra and Angela HOWARD.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, December 29, 1975

Dorothea E. Johnson
Mrs. Dorothea E. JOHNSON, 63, 207 West 13th street, died at 3 a.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend following a one-year illness.
She was born Sept. 1, 1912 in Winamac to Oszro and Nellie PFOST OSBORN. Her marriage was June 11, 1932 in Portland to George A. JOHNSON. He died June 27, 1970. She resided most of her life in the Rochester and Winamac areas and was a former employee of the Torin Manufacturing company. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Winamac and UAW No. 97.
Survving are two sons, Phillip [JOHNSON], El Paso, Texas, and Steven [JOHNSON], Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Hugh (Lavon) SILBERMAN, South Bend; Mrs. James (Lavada) RUDE, Gallatin, Tenn., and Mrs. Melvin (Gladise) COLLINS, Rochester; sixteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Bud OSBORN, Winamac, and William [OSBORN] of Phoenix, Ariz. four sisters, Mrs. Glen ROWE, New Carlisle Mrs. Roy DAVIS, Richmond; Mrs. Les HERSHBERGER and Mrs. Alice HARNESH, both of Muncie.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Paul will officiate. Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Voight Allred
Word has been received of the death of Voight ALLRED, 51, White Pigeon, Mich., a former Rochester resident. Mr. Allred died Dec. 14, at the Veteran's hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
He was born Feb. 16, 1924 in Jasper, Ala., to Homer and Ida ALLRED and was married July 16, 1961 to Shirley JERNIGAN PADGETT, who survives. He had lived in White Piegon for three years after residing in Rochester for 10 years.
Surviving are a son, Bryan [ALLRED], and a daughter, Angela [ALLRED], both at home; three step-children, Christine PADGETT, Mike PADGETT and Mark PADGETT; a daughter by a previous marriage, Martha Ann [ALLRED], of Jasper, Ala., and a brother, Dema ALLRED, Middlebury, Ind.
Services and burial were Dec. 17 in Oakman, Ala.

Phon A. Hudkins
Phon A. HUDKINS, 79, Noblesville, died Saturday in Noblesville.
He was born April 24, 1897 in Fulton county to B.F. and Harriet OVERMYER HUDKINS. He had resided eight years in Noblesville, moving from South Bend. He was a retired employee of the Bendix corporation in South Bend and a member of the American Legion, Masonic lodge, Eagles and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving are a son, Phon Earl [HUDKINS], of Washington, D.C.; three grandsons, and a sister, Mrs. Flo MILLER, of Rochester. A daughter, Colleen [HUDKINS], preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Troy F. Graves
Word has been received here of the death of Troy Franklin GRAVES, 61, Tallahassee, Fla., who died Sunday in Florida. He was the son of Richard GRAVES and brother of Mrs. Walter CUNNINGHAM, both of Rochester.
Born in Kokomo to Richard and Rosann BROCK GRAVES, Mr. Graves had lived in Florida 16 years, moving from Rochester.
Surviving with his father and sister are his wife, Florene [GRAVES]; eight children one brother, two half-brothers and two step-sisters. His mother and one sister preceded in death.
Services are tentatively set Tuesday at the Culley funeral home in Tallahassee. Burial will be in Florida.

Faye Holman
An additional survivor of Mrs. Anna Faye HOLMAN, lifetime Rochester resident who died at 2 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital, is Joey Ray STETSON, a nephew residing in Springfield, Ky.
Services for Mrs. Holman were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, December 30, 1975

Dorothea E. Johnson
Two additional survivors [sic] of Mrs. Dorothea E. JOHNSON, 207 W. 13th street, who died Sunday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend are a daughter, Patricia [JOHNSON], and a son, Carl David [JOHNSON], who was killed in Viet Nam in 1971.
Services for Mrs. Johnson were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial was in the Winamac cemetery.

Harry C. Briney
Harry C. BRINEY, 84, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Monday at 9:35 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth, where he was a patient since Dec. 8. His death followed a one-year illness.
Mr. Briney was born on June 10, 1891 to Samuel and Elvira MUDGE BRINEY and was a lifetime resident of the area. His marriage was on July 1, 1913 in Plymouth to Florence E. STANLEY, who died Feb. 23, 1965. Mr. Briney was a retired farmer.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Demoine (Irene) TOWN, Elkhart; Mrs. Donald (Loraine) MORGAN; Mrs. Joe (Beatrice) LEWIS, and Mrs. Fred (Geraldine) BROWN, all of Rochester; two sons, Harold E. BRINEY and Gerald BRINEY, both of Rochester; fifteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma SHIREMAN and Mrs. Carrie HENDERSON, both of Rochester, and a brother, Frank "Ben" BRINEY, Rochester. One daughter, a sister, a grandson and a great-grandson preceded.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Richland Center. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Robert O. Jones
Robert Orley JONES, 80, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
He was born Oct. 30, 1895 at Millwood to Leander H. and Elizabeth JONES. His marriage was in November of 1915 at Plymouth to Mary MILLER, who survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church and a Franklin township trustee 16 years.
Surviving with his wife are his mother of Millwood; three daughters, Mrs. Noble (Ada) BABCOCK, Bourbon; Mrs. Joe (Rosalie) FISHER, Bourbon; Mrs. Richard (Bonnie) WHITTENBERGER, Akron; one brother, Russell JONES, Delphi; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Beaver Dam United Methodist church. Dr. Berlin YEAGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Stoney Point cemetery. Friends may call at the King Memorial home in Mentone and at the church one hour prior to services.

Wednesday, December 31, 1975

Harry C. Briney
The Rev. John SHULTZ will officiate services for Harry C. BRINEY, 84, R.R. 3, Rochester, Thursday at 2 p.m. at Foster & Good funeral home. Briney died Monday at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.