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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1976

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

1976

Friday, January 2, 1976

Eva M. Heiser
Mrs.Eva M. HEISER, 88, R.R. 2, Culver, died Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Miller Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth. She was in failing health the past year.
Born March 25, 1887 to George and Emma JOHNSON DAVIS, Mrs. Heiser lived her entire life in the Culver area. Her marriage was on May 29, 1912 in Culver to Joseph D. HEISER, who died Oct. 15, 1945. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist church, where she had been a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years. Mrs. Heiser was a charter member of the Marshall County Farm Bureau and the Home Demonstration club and a member and past-president of the Marshall county and Union township chapters of WCTU.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph D. HEISER, Plymouth, and David E. HEISER, Culver; one daughter, Mrs. Erma R. SLONAKER, Plymouth, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were one son, two step-sons, four brothers and four sisters.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Emmanuel United Methodist church with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, until noon Saturday and at the church prior to services. Memorials may be made to the church or the Heart Fund.

Milo O. Ault
Milo O. "Mike" AULT, 63, R.R. 1, Akron, died Thursday at 2:10 p.m. in Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne, where he was a patient the past two weeks. He was ill for six months.
Mr. Ault was born May 1, 1912 at Rochester to Fred and Leona MORRIS AULT and lived in Akron his entire life. His marriage was on May 9, 1931 in Plymouth to Margaret GEER, who survives. Mr. Ault was employed as an interior decorator.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Maurice (Miloa) DRUDGE, Crocker, Mo.; one son, Harley [AULT], Silver Lake; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Carl ALDERFER, Akron and two brothers, Everett [AULT], Leiters Ford, and Guy [AULT], Rochester.
Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Revs. Charles FRENCH and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Jay R. Emahiser
Jay R. EMAHISER, retired livestock dealer and a former vice president and director of the Akron Exchange State Bank, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted Dec. 23, following a heart attack. He was 88 years of age.
Mr. Emahiser resided at Manitou Manor in Rochester, moving here six years ago from Akron.
He was born in Mount Gilead, O., April 6, 1887 to A. C. and Mary EMAHISER. He was married to Valura Emma PATTERSON, who died Dec. 17, 1971. Mr. Emahiser attended the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. M. (Mary) PRICE, Rochester; a son, William J. [EMAHISER], Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Revs. Paul B. STEPHENSON and John MOORE officiating. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund.

Milo O. Wagoner
Milo Omer WAGONER, [69], Kokomo, a former Rochester resident, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Kokomo.
Mr. Wagoner was born near Rochester in Fulton county and lived here until 1945, moving to Warsaw and then to Kokomo. He operated a gas station in the 1930s at the site now occupied by the Heyde self-service station on Main street. He was the son of Edward and Stella FRYE WAGONER.
Surviving are a son, Bill [WAGONER], a daughter, Joan [WAGONER], and a brother, Melvin [WAGONER]. The brother resides at Canterbury Manor nursing home. A son, Robert [WAGONER], and two brothers, Russell and Robert [WAGONER], preceded in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, January 5, 1976

Milo O. Wagoner
Milo O. WAGONER, 69, 709 Ridge Road, Kokomo, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo. He had been ill six months.
He was born Jan. 10, 1906 in Rochester to Edward and Stella FRY [sic] WAGONER. His marriage was April 16, 1927 to Mabel Ruth GOTTSCHALK. Mr. Wagoner retired from Delco company in Kokomo following 21 years of service. He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Mabel [WAGONER], of Kokomo; one son, William [WAGONER], Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Joan) BASKIN, Wheaton, Ill.; five grandchildren; one brother, Melvin WAGONER, Rochester. Two brothers and one son preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo. The Rev. Ron COVEY will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Abraham "Abe" Caldwell
Abraham "Abe" CALDWELL, 75, Akron justice of the peace for 10 years, died unexpectedly at his residence in Akron at 6 a.m. Sunday of an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Caldwell retired from Public Service Indiana in 1965 and had served as Akron JP since that time. Wednesday was Mr. Caldwell's last day as Akron justice, since there duties in Indiana have now been taken over by small clams courts.
He was born April 22, 1900, in Kirklin to Sylvester and Della BOLT CALDWELL. His marriage was June 1, 1930, in Frankfort to Florence SMITH. She survives. Mr. Caldwell had lived in the Akron community since 1939, moving from Kirklin.
He was a member of he Akron United Methodist church, Akron Masonic Lodge, Akron Jonah club and Akron Lions club.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Ruth Ellen) OVERMYER, North Webster; one son Donald [CALDWELL], at home; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Orpha SHORT, Anderson; one brother, Frank CALDWELL, Franklin. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service on Tuesday. The Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 o'clock tonight.

Lester L. Zehner
Lester L. ZEHNER, 88, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in he home of his daughter, Mrs. Retha LONG, South Bend. He had been ill six months.
He was born April 13, 1887 near Tippecanoe to Melvin and Ada CARPENTER ZEHNER. He was married Dec. 25, 1905 to Minnie SNYDER, who died Aug. 21, 1959. He was a retired farmer and lifetime residet of Marshall county.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Tressie) MYERS, R.R. 1, Argos; Mrs. Delford (Retha) LONG, Mrs. Claude (Margaret) JACOBS and Mrs. Edward (Elnora) LACKEY, all of South Bend; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Robert E. SEITZ officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery southeast of Argos. Friends may call at the funeral home.

James O. Sullivan
James O. SULLIVAN, 97, 315 Main street, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday in the Centerbury Manor nursing home following several months illness.
He was born Dec. 11, 1878 in Wabash county to Jessie and Lydia SULLIVAN. His marriage was to Mahala E. BOLINGER. She died June 27, 1954. He had resided in Rochester 70 years, moving from Huntington. He was a Standard Oil agent since 1907, retiring Dec. 11, 1943. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge 67 years; the Rebekah lodge and the Modern Woodman. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving are one daugter, Mrs. Jack (Freeda) HILL, of Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Prayer services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Revs. Paul STEPHENSON and F. G. KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Funk cemetery in Huntington county, near Bracken. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests that mrmorials other than flowers be made to the charity of one's choice.

Tuesday, January 6, 1976

Rosa May Hatch
Rosa May HATCH, 87, 1201 Jackson boulevard, died today at 12:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill several months.
Born Aug. 3, 1888 to John Oliver and Mary Jane SHAFER ZARTMAN, she lived most of her life in the Macy area, moving here in 1964. Her marriage was on Jan. 19, 1907 in Macy to Harry Glen HATCH, who died Aug. 23, 1968. Mrs. Hatch was a member of the Macy Christian church, the Macy Mothers club and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ned (Evelyn) BARTLETT, Lakeville; two sons, Doyne G. HATCH, Logansport, and Willis M. HATCH, Lowell, Mich.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Richard (Rosa Jean) EARY, Louisville, Ky., and two nieces.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Order of Eastern Star service will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center or the Cancer Fund.

Herschel V. Nellans
Herschel V. NELLANS, 90, of Timbercrest Home in North Manchester, died there at 11:35 p.m. Monday. He had been in ill health several years.
He was born May 10, 1885 in Fulton county to John and Emma NELSON NELLANS and had resided most of his life in the Mentone area. He was married March 13, 1909 to Mabel SINGER of Wabash county. He was a member of the Mentone church of Christ, the Mentone Masonic lodge and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are the wife, at Timbercrest Home; two sons, Max [NELLANS] of Leesburg, Fla., and Dale [NELLANS] of Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Worley (Helen) SPITLER, Mentone; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King memorial home at Mentone with Brother Delois WHITE officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Carl Board
Carl BOARD, 69, R.R. 1, Claypool, (Palestine Lake), died at 1120 p.m. Monday in Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw, where he was admitted several hours earlier after a heart attack.
He was born March 19, 1906 in Lebanon and had lived at Palestine Lake for six years, moving there from Anderson. He was a retired employee of the Container corporation at Anderson.
Surviving are the widow, Edith [BOARD]; a step-son, Homer APPLEGET, Racine, Wis.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Fredolia GILSTRAP, R.R. 1, Claypool; a brother, Fred [BOARD], of Anderson, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna DRIGGS, Frankfort, and Mrs. Dollie DODSON, Whitestown, Ind.
Funeral services will be at the Conkle funeral home in Speedway and burial will be in the Floral Park cemetery at Indianapolis. Time and date of services have not been set. The King memorial home at Mentone was in charge of local arrangements.

Wednesday, January 7, 1976

Margaret L. Eichner
Margaret L. EICHNER, 76, R.R. 1, Culver (Ind.17 South), died Tuesday at 2:17 a.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. She had been in failing health for six months.
She was born Aug. 28, 1899 in Indiana to Cass and Minnie STRANTZ HORN and had lived in Culver since 1941, moving there from Hammond. She was a retired railroad employee. She was married Oct. 17, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Carl F. EICHNER, who died June 7, 1965.
Surviving are a brother, John HORN, Griffith, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran church at Culver with the Rev. Roger L. SOMMER officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and then at the church. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Guild, of which Mrs.Eichner was a member.

Alfred E. Koffel
Alfred E. KOFFEL, 85, West Bend, Wis., died Tuesday in Wisconsin following a four-day illness.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth [KOFFEL], two daughters, three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ernest HATTERY of Macy. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at West Bend.

Thursday, January 8, 1976

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Friday, January 9, 1976

Charles Edgar Reams
Charles Edgar REAMS, 70, former Fulton resident, died at noon Thursday in the Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Ga.
A resident of Savannah the past four years, Mr. Reams was an employee of the Porter Trucking company there. He was born March 7, 1905 in Cass county. The wife, Effie [REAMS], survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Dewey REAMS, R.R. 1, Bringhurst; David BROWN, Savannah; Jim BROWN, Fulton, and Danny L. BROWN, of Logansport; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel BLISS and Mrs. Georgie EASTERDAY, both of Engleside, Texas; Mrs. Beverly KIMBLE, Kewanna, and Mrs. Sherry MYERS, Plymouth; one brother, Leroy REAMS, Monticello; one sister, Mrs. Ruby CHRISWELL, Osceola.
Services are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Alma G. Wideman
Mrs. Alma G. WIDEMAN, 79, Mentone, died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth following a three-month illness.
She was born April 25, 1895 at Bourbon to Frank and Luella GUTSHAW MILLER. Her marriage was Oct. 4, 1913 in Rochester to Ralph WIDEMAN. He died in 1971. She had resided in Mentone since 1970, moving from Warsaw.
Surviving are one son, Ralph [WIDEMAN] Jr., Mentone; three daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Pauline) COCHRAN, Mentone; Mrs. Marie RATHBUN, Mentone, and Mrs. DeWayne (Maxine) HORN, Warsaw; one brother, Elmer MILLER, South Bend; eighteen grandchildren, and sixty-one great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Kenneth LEININGER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Roy Parker
Roy PARKER, 62, R.R. 1, Culver (Old State Road 17 South), died at noon Thursday at his home in Aubbeenaubbee township, following a lengthy illnes.
He was born Aug. 8, 1913 in Forrest, Ind., to Ernest and Elva HUNT PARKER and was a near-lifetime resident of Fulton county. He retired from the Erie Lackawanna railroad in 1963. He was a member of the Culver Bible church. He was married Aug. 24, 1936 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Gertrude M. HEETER, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Richard and Russell [PARKER], both of Walkerton; Roger [PARKER], Argos, and David [PARKER], West Lafayette; a daughter, Mrs. James (Peggie) KELLY, Culver; two brothers, Ellsworth and Charles [PARKER], both of Otisco, Ind.; six sisters, Mrs. Joan GERALD, Mishawaka; Mrs. Betty KASNAW, Alma, Mich.; Mrs. Virginia THORNTON, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Mary BRUMLEY, Otisco; Mrs. Ruth GILLAM, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Dorothy KUHN, Rochester, and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Culver Bible church with the Rev. Edward CLARK officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon on Sunday. Memorials may be made to the American Lung association.

Saturday, January 10, 1976

Minnie Martin
Mrs. Minnie MARTIN, 75, formerly of R.R. 6, Rochester, died about 6:45 p.m. Friday in the Centerbury Manor nursing home where she had been a patient for four years. She was born Nov. 2, 1900 in Knox to Mr. and Mrs. Fred MEINEKA and had lived in the Rochester area for 40 years. She was married to Charles FEAR Sr., who preceded in death. She later was married to Emmitt MARTIN, who preceded in death. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.
Surviving are a son, Charles FEAR Jr., R.R. 1, Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Marjorie) HASEN, Knox; fourteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. William (Kathryn) GALTON and Mrs. Geneva WHALEN, both of Merritt Island, Fla. Two brothers preceded in death.
Prayer services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Vernon KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Charles Edgar Reams
Services for Charles Edgar "Ed" REAMS, 70, former Fulton Town Board member who died at noon Thursday in the Memorial Medical Center at Savannah, Ga., will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton.
The Rev. Robert CAHOON will officiate and burial will be in the Davis cemetery near Burnettsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Reams was a crane operator for the Porter Trucking company in Savannah, where he had resided four years. He was born March 7, 1905 in Cass county. He was married June 20, 1925 to Mary Elizabeth DOUGLAS, who died Sept. 15, 1963. He was married March 7, 1964 to Effie "Peg" GOFF, who survives. He was a member of the Lake Cicott United Methodist church.
Surviving with the widow are four sons, Dewey REAMS, R.R. 1, Bringhurst; David BROWN, Savannah; Jim BROWN, Fulton, and Danny L. BROWN, Logansport; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel BLISS and Mrs. Georgie EASTERDAY, both of Engleside, Texas; Mrs. Beverly KIMBLE, Kewanna, and Mrs. Sherry MYERS, Plymouth; a brother, Leroy REAMS, Monticello, and a sister, Mrs. Ruby CHRISWELL, Osceola. A son, Jerry [REAMS], preceded in death.

Monday, January 12, 1976

Mae Howard
Mrs. Mae HOWARD, 60, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday at Parkview hospital in Fort Wayne, where she was a patient for two weeks. She had been ill for three months.
She was born May 10, 1915 in Toby, Ill., to Orville and Elizabeth WHITE HUNTER and had lived in Akron for 20 years, moving there from Kokomo. She was married June 10, 1933 in Greentown, Ind., to Glen HOWARD, who survives. She was retired from the Stelite Company of Kokomo.
Surviving with the husband are two sons, Hershel [HOWARD], of near Mentone, and Larry [HOWARD], of Akron; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Orpha JOHNSON, Kokomo; Mrs. Eloise HARKCUM, Lafayette; Mrs. Dianna LAGRUE, Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Enda Edna HOFF, Phoenix, Ariz. and three brothers, Bennie and Clarence [HUNTER], both of Tampa, Fla., and Carl [HUNTER], Lebanon. A sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 13, 1976

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Wednesday, January 14, 1976

Rev. Edna Grace Foor
The Rev. Mrs. Edna Grace FOOR, 79, Columbia City, died at 3:55 a.m. today in Whitley County Memorial hospital in Columbia City. She had been ill several months.
She was born Jan. 16, 1896 in Flint, Mich., to Walter and Amanda REYNOLDS ROBINSON. Her marriage was to the Rev. Ericus FOOR in January 1921 at Gladwin, Mich. He died in 1974. Mrs. Foor was granted a license to preach at the First Bapptist church in Rochester. She served her first pastorate at the Jordon Baptist church in Argos five years. She retired from the pastorate in 1962 and moved to Columbia City.
Surviving are one son, Max R. [FOOR], of Areola; one daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Ruth) YANUSZESKI, Tri Lakes, Ind.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Otto ROBINSON, Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Faye DUBEY, Gladwin, Mich.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the J. A. DeMoney and Son funeral home in Columbia City. The Rev. Myron HINTON will officiate. Burial will be in the South Park cemetery near Columbia City. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 15, 1976

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Friday, January 16, 1976

Neva B. Cunningham
Mrs. Neva Belle CUNNINGHAM, 75, former residen of 1603 Wallace street, died at 8:45 a.m. today at the Residence of her daugher, Mrs. Ernest (Mary) KNIGHT, R.R. 1, Rochester.
Mrs. Cunningham was born June 5, 1900, in Rochester to Charles and Dora EMMONS DAWSON. Her marriage was to Joseph CUNNINGHAM. He died in November, 1953. She had lived her entire life in this area.
Surviving with her daughter, Mary [CUNNINGHAM], are three other daughters, Mrs. Glen (Betty) SQUIRES, Rochester; Mrs. Kathryn DAY, New Carlisle, and Mrs. Charles (Mildred) NOLEN, Rochester; three sons, Joseph [CUNNINGHAM] of Rochester; Robert [CUNNINGHAM], Cody, Wyoming, and Steven Lon [CUNNINGHAM], of Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. Mae Marie MILLER, R.R. 2, Rochester; twenty-nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were one daughter, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Final arrangements are pendig at the Foster & Good funeral home.

David Hudson
David HUDSON, 31, former Akron resident, died Saturday in Pocatello, Ida., in a snow avalanche while he was on a mountain climbing expedition in mountains near Pocatello.
A resident of Idaho one year, Mr. Hudson was born July 11, 1944 in Warsaw to Gilford and Wanda SUMME HUDSON. His marriage was in 1973 to Molly O'LEARY. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Ely [HUDSON], at home; his mother, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) BIRMINGHAM, Michigan City; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Zelma SUMME, Rochester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence HUDSON, of Florida. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Tom FROST will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at he funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, January 17, 1976

Neva B. Cunningham
Final rites for Mrs. Neva Belle CUNNINGHAM, 75, who died at 8:45 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Mary) KNIGHT, R.R. 1, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m.Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Cecil A. CRAIG will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

David Hudson
Haupert funeral home of Akron has been informed that David HUDSON, 31, former Akron resident who died in Pocatello, Ida., last Saturday in a snow avalanche, is survived by four sons rather than only one.
The sons are Joseph, Stephen, Lloyd and Ely [HUDSON].
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials in Mr. Hudson's name can be made to he Bannock County (Ida.) Search and Rescue unit.

Monday, January 19, 1976

Doris Jane Harris
Mrs. Doris Jane HARRIS, 73, a former resident of the Green Oak community, died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she was a patient two weeks. She had been ill for two years. She had lived in Mishawaka the last three years.
Born July 13, 1903 in New Waverly, she was the daughter of Harry and Minnie RUSH GRIFFITH. She was married in Logansport Dec. 24, 1921 to Charles H. HARRIS who died in April of 1971.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Morris (Mary Jane) FRIEDMAN, South Bend; Mrs. John (Phyllis) GALLIPO, Frankfort, and Mrs. Wesley (Wilman) HABART, Richmond; a son, Paul [HARRIS], Seattle, Wash.; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Esther) ALLEN, Kokomo, and Mrs. Lloyd (Thelma) MILLER, Brownsville, Texas; two brothers, James GRIFFITH, Three Rivers, Mich., and Lester GRIFFITH, South Bend, and nieces and nephews.
Final rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James R. O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Deer Creek cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and through the hour of service on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to South Bend Memorial hospital.

Lura I. Roush
Mrs. Lura I. ROUSH, 78, Akron, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill two weeks.
She was born Feb. 12, 1897 in Wabash to Orlando and Mary Ann ROSS HAYES. Her marriage was Nov. 26, 1917 in Wabash to Lamoine ROUSH. He died in 1957. She had resided in Akron 16 years, moving from Laketon.
Surviving are three daughers, Mrs. Lorin (Thelma) IRELAN, R.R. 1, Wabash, Mrs. Earl (Ann) VEACH, Leesburg; Mrs. Junior (Martha) BRIGHT, R.R. 2, North Manchester; one son, Andrw ROUSH, Akron; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren. One sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. John MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of service.

Earl E. Mohler
Earl E. MOHLER, 68, R.R. 3, Peru, died Friday at 1:55 p.m. in Bradenton, Fla., following a one-year illness.
Mr. Mohler was born April 14, 1907 in Macy to Aaron and Minnie BERGER MOHLER. His marriage was in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sept. 16, 1926 to Ruth DOUD, who survives. He was a former owner of Mohler's restaurant in Macy and a member of the First Brethren church, Sarasota, Fla.
Also surviving are two sons, Earl [MOHLER] Jr., R.R. 5, Peru, and Ben [MOHLER], Springfield, Ill., and seven grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Tuesday, January 20, 1976

Thomas W. Baldwin
Thomas W. "Tom" BALDWIN, 56, 1009 East Ninth street, manager and sales representative at Barkman Motoers, was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 9:30 a.m. today after suffering an apparent heart attack in his office at Barkman Motors.
Mr. Baldwin was a member and past-director of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and organizer of the United Way Fund. He was an RHS varsity guard with the state finalist basketball team of 1937.
He was born June 30, 1919 in Rochester to B. Theodore and Nora May BECK BALDWIN. His first marriage was April 15, 1944, in Reno, Nev. to Louise ROUDEBUSH. She died Aug. 3, 1966. His second marriage was Dec. 31, 1966 in Rochester to Ruth HINDERLIDER LEBO. She survives.
Mr. Baldwin was a lifetime resident of the Rochester community and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Christian church, American Legion Post 36, Manitou Moose and Eagles lodges and an official with the Salvation Army.
Surviving with his wife are one son, Ted BALDWIN, at home; three daughters, Mrs. William (Brooks) THOMPSON, Comex, British Columbia, Can.; Mrs. Thomas (Becka) EGOLD, Indianapolis, and Mrs. David (Beth) BIGGS, Rochester; one step-son, Dennis A. LEBO, Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Dean (Connie) CHAPMAN, Deer Creek; eight grandchildren; 00two brothers, John [BALDWIN], of Rochester, and Abie [BALDWIN], of Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Joe (Anna) WILLIAMS, Fulton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Burial will be in he Sandhill cemetery in Richland township. Full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Training Center or to the Heart Fund.

Wednesday, January 21, 1976

Fred W. Senger Jr.
Fred W. SENGER Jr., 71, Lake Manitou, owner of the Wile's department store in Rochester since 1947, died in Woodlawn hospital at 1:12 a.m. today. He was taken to the hospital Saturday suffering from pneumonia after returning from a merchandise buying trip in New York City.
Mr. Senger was president of the Sener Dry Goods company of Peru, which owns stores by that name in Peru and Warsaw as well as the former Wile's store in Rochester.
The Wile's store burned out during last July's $700,000 fire in downtown Rochester.
The Wile's store in Rochester was purchased by Fred Senger and his brother John M. "Mack" SENGER, secretary-treasurer of Senger Dry Goods, from Art WILE. The store was in the 800 block of Main street where the Book Store, Hardesty Printing, Rochester Auto Parts, Clay Floor Covering and Dr. Carson McGuire's dentistry offices now are located.
The Wile's store was established in Rochester by Meyer WILE in 1870 at Fifth and Main streets. The store was movd to the Main street location in the 1870s and later Meyer's two sons, Ike and Art, joined the business and the name was changed to M. Wile and Sons.
The Sengers retained the name of the store when they purchased business in 1947. In 1957, the store was moved to the Brackett building in the north half of the east side of the 700 block of Main street.
The store occupied quarters directly south of the former Arlington hotel.
In 1964, Fred Senger purchased the Arlington hotel building on the southeast corner of Seventh and Main streets from Hugh McMAHAN and remodeled the first floor, moving the Wile's store into those quarters. The space formerly occupied by the Wile's store and by Harvey's dime store later was taken by the Moore's store and the Coast to Coast store.
All three of those stores burned out in the fire last July 19.
Fred W. Senger Jr., was born in Peru, Sept. 12, 1903, to Fred W. and Margaret McCARTHY SENGER. He was married on Jan. 1, 1929 in Peru to the former Georgia STONER.
Fred W. Senger Sr. founded the Senger Dry Goods company in Peru and his sons, Fred Jr. and Mack, joined the business in their childhood years. The elder Mr.Senger died in 1940 and his two sons took over the business.
Surviving Fred W. Senger Jr., are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Marcia ROSS, Peru, the brother, Mack, of Peru, and three grandchildren. A brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Mr. Senger was a member of the St. Charles Catholic church in Peru and of the Elks lodge and the Knights of Columbus.
Final rites will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the St. Charles Catholic church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Eickenberry funeral home in Peru from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The Rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 22, 1976

Bessie Rae Lowe
Bessie Rae LOWE, 93, 601 East 18th street, died Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Canterbury Manor nursing home following a 3 1/2 year illness.
Born July 23, 1882 in Rochester to Wallace and Ella HAIMBAUGH BYBEE, Mrs. Lowe lived in this area her entire life. Her marriage was on March 5, 1903 in St. Joseph, Mich. to Edward LOWE, who died Feb. 22, 1963. Mrs. Lowe was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John (Melva) SANDERS, Mrs. Harry (Maxine) SAYGER, Mrs. Roy (Betty) GLENTZER and Mrs. Herman (Edith) ALBER, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Loren (Mildred) KRAMER, Talma; one son, Leonard [LOWE], Rochester; thirty-eight grandchildren; ninety-five great-grandchildren, and seventy-one great-great-grandchildren. One granddaughter, Nona was raised by Mrs. Lowe. Ten daughters preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Morris F. HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Athens. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

John W. Kemper
Word has been received here of the death Jan. 14 of John W. KEMPER, 62, R.R. 2, Gosport. He was the brother-in-law of Lee SHEETZ, R.R. 2, Rochester, and was a frequent visitor in Rochester.
Surviving are his wife, Donna [KEMPER], four sisters and one brother.
Burial was in Gosport.

Friday, January 23, 1976

Lucille Peter
Mrs. Lucille HEWES PETER, 69, 318 West Ninth street, died at 8:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Monday. She had been ill several days.
Mrs. Peter had lived in Rochester since 1970, moving here from Homewood, Ill., when her son, Donald [PETER], purchased the Coast to Coast store. She had been employed at the store until the time it burned out in the July 19, 1975 fire.
Born Dec. 6, 1906 in Steger, Ill., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. HEWES. She was married April 30, 1929 in Chicago Heights, Ill., to Gerald W. PETER, who died April 30, 1953. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Surviving are two sons, Donald G. PETER, Rochester, and Judson H. PETER, Aurora, Ill.; five grandchildren of Rochester - Greg, Laura, Donna, Daniel and JoEllen [PETER], and four grandchildren of Aurora - Jeffery, Becky, Randy and Tim [PETER]. A son, William Howard PETER, preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Rochester First Christian church with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Graveside services will be at the Oaklawn cemetery in Homewood, Ill., at 11 a.m. EST Monday. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

Fred Byrer
Fred BYRER, 83, Kewanna, died today at 3 a.m. at the home of a cousin, David W. METZGER of Kewanna, where he resided the past four years.
Mr. Byrer was born Sept. 24, 1892 in Leesburg to John Clayton and Ada WILKINSON BYRER and was a retired mechanic, having been employed by Urbin Chevrolet of Kewanna for 30 years. He was a past noble grand and member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge, a member of the Kewanna American Legion and a veteran of World War I, having served in the Army in Europe.
Surviving with Metzger are two other cousins, Mrs. H. A. GIFFORD and Mrs. Mary RENKENBERGER, both of Logansport.
Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be i the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, January 24, 1976

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Monday, January 26, 1976

Ray Bash
Ray BASH, 73, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday in woodlawn hospital, where he was admitted about 1 a.m. Sunday. He had been in failing health nine months.
He was born April 27, 1902 in Grant county to Albert and Blanche SMITH BASH and had resided most of his life in the Macy community. He was married Oct. 14, 1931 in Macy to Edna E. OWENS, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Macy United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Richard O. BASH, Mexico, and a brother, Russell [BASH], South Bend. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Last rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 t 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday until time of service.

Ruth L. Carl
Mrs. Ruth L. CARL, 60, R.R. 1, Culver (Aubbnaubbee township), died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parkview hospital following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 7, 1915 near Inwood to Lawrence and Pearl BROCK ELLINGER and had lived for many years in the Bourbon area, moving to Culver 10 years ago. She was married May 31, 1935 in Kentland to Charles L. CARL, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Linda) MAHLER, Argos; three brothers, Paul [CARL], Bourbon; Kenneth [CARL], Etna Green, and Wayne [CARL], Tippecanoe, and three grandchildren. A grandson preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Bourbon. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Society.

Hettie Brown
Mrs. Hettie BROWN, former Fulton resident, died at 11:30 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor nursing home in Rochester.
Final arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Tuesday, January 27, 1976

Hettie M. Brown
Hettie May BROWN, 91, formerly of Fulton, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Canterbury Manor nursing home, where she had lived since December of 1973.
She was born Sept. 16, 1884 in Floyd county to John and Isabel BEARD EVANS and had resided in Fulton county since 1920, moving here from Benton county. Her first marriage was to Albert TABLER on Jan. 29, 1903 in Harrison county; he died Nov. 19, 1954. She was married to the Rev. Frank BROWN on Jan. 15, 1956 in Fulton county; he died on Jan. 23, 1967. She was a member of the Fulton Wesleyan church.
Surviving are seven daughtrs, Mrs. Adam (Nora) SOMMERS, Grass Creek; Mrs. Herman (Edna) GOODMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Ross (Myrna) FUNKHOUSER, Alachua, Fla.; Mrs. James (Lillian) CRIST and Mrs. Don (Erma) WILLIAMSON, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Paul (Geneva) FUNKHOUSER and Mrs. David (Mary) THOMAS, South Bend; five sons, Raymond TABLER, Logansport; Kenneth TABLER, Dayton, O.; Ashel TABLER and Cecil TABLER, Rochester, and Orville TABLER, South Bend; two step0children, Mrs. Melvin (Eloise) SNYDER, Marion, and the Rev. Wayne BROWN, Marion; forty-one grandchildren; eighty-one great-grandchildren. A son, nine grandchildren, a great-grandchild, four brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton Wesleyan church with the Rev. Ira HOLT officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Bruce Lake. Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton Wednesday after 2 p.m. and at the church on Thursday until time of service.

Elizabeth Thacker Mohrs
Word has been received here of the death Jan. 21, in Oceanside, Cal. of Mrs. Elizabeth (BASHORE) THACKER MOHRS, former Rochester resident. Burial was in Oceanside Jan.26.
Mrs. Mohrs was born Dec. 18, 1904 at Silver Lake, the daughter of C. I. and Ada PRICE BASHORE. Her marriage was to Carl W. THACKER, who until his death in 1948, owned the Thacker Music Store in Rochester where the Blue Products company now is located. The Thackers were former residents at 716 Fulton avenue. Mrs. Thacker had resided in California for the last 25 years.
Surviving are one son, Milton B. [THACKER]; a daughter, Mrs. Clinton (Janice) JOSEPH, both of Oceanside, Cal., and five grandchildren.

Wednesday, January 28, 1976 to Thursday, January 29, 1976

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Friday, January 30, 1976

Leona Beatty
Leona BEATTY, 67, R.R. 2, Macy, (South Mud Lake) died Thursday afternoon at her home.
She was born Dec. 26, 1908 in Missouri to James and Alda LANE REES. She was married March 20, 1926 to Roma BEATTY, who survives. She had lived at South Mud Lake since 1940.
Survving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Gretchen) KATLETN, South Bend; two brothers, Thomas REES, Russiaville, and Harvey REES, Kokomo, and two grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ellers mortuary in Kokomo with the Rev. Willis LUCAS officiating. Burial will be in Sharpsville cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today and on Saturday until time of service.

Ernest Eiler
Ernest EILER, 35, former Akron resident, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at his residence in New Castle.
He was born Dec. 30, 1940 in Akron to Charles Sr. and Frances HERENDEEN EILER.
Surviving are his father of LaPorte; two brothers, Red [EILER], of LaPorte, and John [EILER], of Florence, S.C.; aunts and uncles.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Stanley HUNTER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, January 31, 1976

Albert E. Talbott
Albert E. TALBOTT, 69, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 3 p.m. Friday near his home while helping shovel snow.
He was born July 22, 1906 in Kewanna to James B. and Jennie HICKLE TALBOTT. He was married to Ruby BOOCHER Sept. 13, 1934 in Donaldson; she survives. He was a retired janitor after 26 years at Kewanna school and also was a painter.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Rex [TALBOTT], Schererville; a daugher, Mrs. Barbara ENYEART, Michigan City; two brothers, Charles [TALBOTT[, Rochester, and Simon [TALBOTT], Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. May KILE, Defiance, O., and Mrs. Belle HARTMAN, College Park, Fla., and two grandchildre. Four brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the 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 after 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Donald H. Miller
Donald H. MILLER, 74, Kewanna, died at his home at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
He was born Dec. 29, 1901 in Kewanna to William C. and Alice HUBER MILLER. He was marrid to Mary Mildred TETER Dec. 24, 1925 in Kewanna. She died Dec. 20, 1974. He was a retired mechanical engineer for the Combustion Engineering corporation of New York. He was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church, Kewanna Masonic lodge, Order of Eastern Star, South Bend Scottish Rite, was a past-master, former secretary and 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a graduate of Kewanna high school in 1919 and Purdue university in 1924.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn HALBROOKS, Tyler, Taxes, and Mrs. Ann DILLARD, Carbondale, Ill; three brothers, Huber E. [MILLER], Hankinson, N.D., Elias L. [MILLER], Rochester, and Robert H. [MILLER], R.R. 3, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Rayne SNYDER, South Bend, and nine grandchildren. A daughter and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, 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 after 6 p.m. today. Masonic services will be at 7:30 o'clock tonight.

Monday, February 2, 1976

Mary E. Masunas
Mrs. Mary E. MASUNAS, 54, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 3:45 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
She was born Aug. 5, 1921 in Muskegon, Mich. to Mr. and Mrs. COOK. Her marriage was April 25, 1947 in Michigan to Alex MASUNAS. He survives. She was employed as a nurse's aide at Canterbury Manor nursing home.
Also surviving are one son, William [MASUNAS], of Kewanna; four daughters, Mrs. Beverly WHITEMAN, R.R. 1, Kewana; Janice and Darlene [MASUNAS], both at home; Kathleen [MASUNAS], of Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Grace TROUTMAN, Kewanna; five grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard LOCHNER will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 32 p.m. Tuesday.

Leslie R. Hoover
Leslie R. HOOVER, 79, Mexico, died Saturday at 11:40 p.m. at Dukes hospital, Peru, after a five-month illness.
Mr. Hoover was born Oct. 9, 1896 in Wayne county to Sidney and Cora E. HAMILTON HOOVER. He was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren and a veteran of World War I. Mr. Hoover was a retired farmer and employee of the Mexico Elevator.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Hester COX, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lois UTTERBACK, Franklin; two brothers, Glen HOOVER, Rochester, and Robert HOOVER, Denver; one sister, Mrs. Dewey DAWALD, R.R. 1, Macy; three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RICHEY officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Dr. Cecil E. Gilger
Dr. Cecil E. GILGER, 81, retired Rochester dentist, died Saturday at 9:15 a.m. in Memorial hospital in South Bend where he was admitted Jan. 11.
Dr. Gilger was a resident of Country Club drive at Lake Manitou and had practiced dentistry in Rochester 52 years, prior to his retirement three years ago. He was a past-president of the former Rochester Country Club and has served 25 years as chairman of the Greens Committee of the Elks golf course. He attended Manchester college and was a graduate of the Indiana University Dental School.
He was born Oct. 23, 1894 in Benton county to Grant and Estelle AMBLER GILGER. His marriage was May 4, 1922 at Winamac to Fanny Helen CONN. She died Nov. 6, 1975. He had resided in Rochester 51 years. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, Rocheter Chamber of Commerce, the Elks and Moose lodges, Indiana State Dental association, Woodlawn hospital staff and the Royal Arch Order of Masons at Winamac. Dr. Gilger was veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion Post.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Orville (Lois) WEISKE, Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Mrs. Ernest (Annette) MILLIKIN, Noblesville, and Miss Renee WEISKE, Idianapolis; one great-granddaughter, Miss Julia Anne MILLIKIN; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil BRINEY, Vandalia, Mich., and Mrs. Thelma BENTRIM, Moline, Ill.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Paul B. STEPHENSON will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the charity of one's choice.

Robert T. Burns
Robert T. BURNS, 61, R.R. 1, Macy, died Sunday at 9:33 p.m. at Dukes hospital, Peru, following an extended illness.
Born April 6, 1914 in Miami county to Jesse BURNS and Nellie BEAL, he lived his entire life in the Macy community. His marriage was in 1936 to Cora SCOTT, who survives. Mr. Burns was a veteran of World War II and self-employed at Burns Tire company in Macy.
Surviving along with the wife are five sons, John, Bernard and David [BURNS], all of R.R. 1, Macy; Richard [BURNS], Rochester, and Daniel [BURNS], Wabash; two brothers, Charles [BURNS], R.R. 1, Denver, and William [BURNS], R.R. 1, Macy; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy SCHROLL and Mrs. Frances MUMAUGH, both of Peru, and Mrs. Ruby THOMAS, Pendleton, and ten grandchildren. One son preceded in death.
Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Flowers and Leedy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. John EVANS officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 3, 1975 to Wednesday, February 4, 1975

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Thursday, February 5, 1975

Leslie E. Secor
Leslie E. SECOR, 53, Burket, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. He had been ill about two months.
He was born April 21, 1922 in Burket to Samuel D. and Treva Mae TUCKER SECOR and had resided all his life in the Burket area. He was a carpenter and was a member of the Burket volunteer fire department, the Burket Town Board and the Manitou Moose lodge of Rochester.
Surviving are five brothers, Glenwood and Melvin [SECOR], both of Pierceton; David [SECOR], Cascade, Md.; Charles [SECOR], Waynesboro, Pa., and Gordon [SECOR], Leesburg; five sisters, Margaret BABCOCK, Burket; Maxine YOUNG, Etna Green; Norma Jean COPELAND, Bradenton, Fla.; Doris COX, North Manchester, and Jacie BENDER, Benton, Ind., and the father, of Burket. The mother died in September of 1975. A sister also preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Don POYNTER officiating. Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Robert Scott Engle
Robert Scott ENGLE, infant son of Robert V. and Christy L. COTTRELL ENGLE, R.R. 2, Macy, died Wednesday at 6:25 a.m. at Dukes Hospital, Peru. He was born at 4:54 a.m. Wednesday.
Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley COTTRELL, Marion. The paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Devon ENGLE, Rochester; the maternal great-grandfather, Harley SAMPSON, Spencer, West Va.; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert COTTRELL, Arnoldsburg, W. Va., and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vern EBER, Rochester.
Graveside rites will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Plainview cemetery, Macy, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. McCain funeral home is in charge of arrangements

Friday, February 6, 1976

Chester Sayger
Word has been receive here of the death Wednesday at St. Mary's Medical Center in Hobart of Chester [SAYGER], of East Chicago.
A native of Athens, Mr. Fayger was born Oct. 26, 1903, in Athens to Charles and Ida ZELLER [SAYGER].
Among the survivors are a brother, William [SAYGER], R.R. 2, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Pat SULLIVAN of Athens.
Graveside services will be conducted at the Hoover cemetery in Athens at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Clara A. Baker
Clara A. BAKER, 74, R.R. 1, Mentone, died Thursday at 3:10 p.m. at the Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw.
She was born May 9, 1901 near Claypool to Isaac and Catherine WEHERLY ULREY and lived her entire life in the Burket area. Her marriage was on Jan. 31, 1921 to Edward J. BAKER, who died in 1945. Mrs. Baker attended the Burket United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Clifford [BAKER], Mentone; two daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Bernice) VanCUREN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Ned (Mary) IGO, Mentone; one sister, Mary Edith DRUDGE, Elkhart; twelve grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. A son, Guy BAKER, preceded in death.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland cemetery at Claypool. Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hortense M. McMillen
Mrs. Hortense M. McMILLEN, 85, Green Oak community, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill since October.
She was born Dec. 19, 1890 in Huntington to Boyde and Effie VANDEGRIFF HAYWARD. Her marriage was Dec. 31, 1911 in Culver to Guy D. McMILLEN. He died July 18, 1962. She was a lifetime resident of the Green Oak community and a charter member of the Green Oak Community club.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Frances) SHIPLEY, Indianapolis; five grandchildren, William McMILLEN, Rochester; Gary McMILLEN, Everett, Mich.; Andrew and Shelley McMILLEN, of Florida, and Edward SHIPLEY, Bluffton; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lee HAYWARD, Dyer, and Richard HAYWARD, Elkhart. One son, Gerald [McMILLEN], preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ruth Freese
Mrs. Ruth FREESE, 79, formerly of R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. today at Centerbury Manor nursing home, where she was a patient the past 2 1/2 years.
Born Jan. 21, 1897 in Marshall county to Frank and Lily WILSON GIBBONS, Mrs. Freese lived her entire life in Marshall county. Her marriage was on Sept. 6, 1917 in Marshall county to Shirley S. FREESE, who died Aug. 2, 1973. She was a member of the Santa Ana United Methodist church near Argos.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) SELLERS, R.R. 1, Culver, and Mrs. Gary (Janette) SELGE, Niles, Mich.; one son, Lloyd [FREESE], South Bend; one sister, Clara GIBBONS, R.R. 3, Rochester; three brothers, L. J. GIBBONS, Argos; Everett GIBBONS, R.R. 1, Culver, and Francis GIBBONS, R.R. 3, Rochester; ten grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Roscoe PHENEGER officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery near Argos. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, February 7, 1976

Chester Sayger
Graveside services were conducted this afternoon in the Hoover at Athens for Chester SAYGER of East Chicago, a native of Athens who died Wednesday in Hobart. Mr. Sayger was incorrectly identified in Friday's newspaper as Chester Fayger.
Among the survivors are a brother, William SAYGER, R.R. 2, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Pat SULLIVAN, Athens.

Lamar Hooker
Lamar HOOKER, 62, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 7:20 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where he was a patient three days. He had been ill for four years.
He was born May 14, 1913 in Argos to Ray and Cenie ERVIN HOOKER. He was first married to Zella FEAR, who died in 1961. He was later married to Jean VANES on Dec. 20, 1974 in Plymouth; she survives. He was a retired operator of heavy equipment and former owner of Hooker Sand and Gravel. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Argos American Legion and the Tippecanoe Pony and Puller association.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Richard [HOOKER], Argos; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; the father, of Argos; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Edna) RUFFING, R.R. 1, Argos, and a brother, Ervin COOK, North Webster.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos wih the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, February 9, 1976

Bernard C. Watts
Bernard Clyde WATTS, 60, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on County Road 350 West, where he suffered an apparent heart attack while attempting to walk home after his car became stuck in a snowdrift.
He was born Oct. 24, 1915 in South Bend to Delver and Grace DeWITT WATTS. His marriage was May 23, 1937 in Winamac to Sylvia Marie HEDGER. She survives. He had been a resident of the Kewanna area 19 years, moving from Logansport. He was an employee at the Logansport State hospital and a former employee of the Penn Central Railroad company.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Kenneth WATTS, and Duane WATTS, both of R.R. 2, Kewanna; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Barbara) ROGERS, Kokomo; six grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth R. WATTS, Royal Center, and Dale WATTS, Logansport.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton. The Rev. Robert CAHOON will officiate. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donna M. O'Brien
Mrs. Donna M. O'BRIEN, 73, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Sunday at 11:40 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.
She was born Dec. 4, 1902 in Athens to Lawrence and Lucinda SAYGERS NYE. Her marriage was Sept. 15, 1945 in Chicago to James O'BRIEN. He died in June, 1969. She was a member of the First Baptist church, American Legion, American Association of Retired Persons, Republican club, VFW Auxiliary in Illinois.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Harvey F (Izora) SMITH, R.R. 1, Rochester; Mrs. Emerson (Juanita) JOHNSON, Athens, and Mrs. Edward (Margaret) STANTON, Athens; two brothers, Paul CUTSHAW, Tucson, Ariz., and William Earl CUTSHAW, Boise, Ida.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery in Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

William Street
Word has been received here of the death Jan. 4 in Northglen, Colo. of William STREET, former Rochester resident. Mr. Street had been in failing health 1 1/2 years with a brain tumor.
While in Rochester, Mr. Street was employed by Nickell's Bakery.
Surviving are his wife, Olive [STREET]; two sons, Bill [STREET] Jr., and John [STREET]; two daughters, Lisa and Sarah [STREET], all at home at 1823 East 115 Avenue, Northglen, Colo.

Tuesday, February 10, 1976

Omer E. Rcichard
Omer E. REICHARD, 83, R.R. 4, Rochester (Aubbeenaubbee township), died Monday at 4:25 p.m. at Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he was a patient six days. He had been in failing health for one year.
Born Feb. 27, 1892 in Fulton county to Allen and Kathryn McCOMBS REICHARD, he lived his entire life in the Aubbeenaubbee community. His marriage was on Dec. 25, 1915 near Leiters Ford to Gertrude L. FISHER, who died Oct. 28, 1971. Mr. Reichard was a retired farmer and teacher at the Burton and Mt. Hope schools. He was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church, where he taught Sunday School classes for 50 years; the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge, where last fall he received his 60-year pin; the Soil and Water Conservation District; the REmC board of directors, and was a former member of the Fulton County Council.
Surviving are three sons, Emerson, Robert and Clifford [REICHARD], all of R.R. 4, Rochester; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. A son and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Leiters Ford United Methodist church with the Revs. Phillip LUTZ and Norris KING officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at Foster & Good funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and at the church after noon Thursday until the hour of services. The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will hold services at the funeral home Wednesday at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Leiters Ford United Methodist church.

Audrey Florine Hildebrand
Mrs. Audrey Florine HILDEBRAND, 47, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she was a pateient for six weeks.
She was born Nov. 4, 1928 in Roanoke, Va., to Henry and Glenna ALTICE PERDUE, now of Rochester. She had resided most of her life in this area. She was married June 20, 1948 in Logansport to Dallas F. HILDEBRAND, who survives. She had been employed at the Rochester Elks lodge for 10 years. She was a member of the Rocheter First Baptist church and Kappa Delta Phi sorority.
Surviving with the husband and the parents are two daughters, Mrs. Michale (Janet) SCHWARTE and Mrs. Dan (Joyce) DeWITT, both of Rochester; a son, Jay [HILDEBRAND], at home; four grandchildren, Alan and Andrea SCHWARTE and Walt and Duane DeWITT, all of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Edna BITZELL and Mrs. George (Linda) MOLLENCUPP, both of North Manchester; Mrs. Billy (Donna) TYLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Jerry (Glenda) FLORY, Tippecanoe; two brothers, James PERDUE, Delphi, and Stephen PERDUE, Logansport, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. F. L. ALTICE, Roanoke, Va. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at 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 3 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

Wednesday, February 11, 1976

Bert A. Reese
Bert A. REESE, 96, Beaver Dam Lake (R.R. 1, Claypool), died Tuesday at 10:55 a.m. in the Alfran nursing home in Warsaw. He had been ill for several years.
He was born Aug. 4, 1879 in Starke county to Jackson and Melissa RODOCKER REESE. He was married Sept. 24, 1904 to Effie HOHMAN, who died in 1970. He was a painter, paperhanger and decorator and a former janitor at the Burket school. He was a member of the Burket United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Beulah GOSS, Warsaw; a sister, Blanche TEETER, Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Donna Eytcheson
Services were conducted today in New Mexico, for Mrs. Donna EYTCHESON, 85, former Fulton resident, who died Monday in New Mexico.
Mrs. Eytcheson was born in December, 1890, in Liberty township to James A. and Henrietta MORRIS MARSH. Her marriage was in 1907 in Fulton to Elmer EYTCHESON. He died in 1965. Mrs. Eytcheson was a lifetime resident of the Fulton community and a member of the Fulton United Methodist church. She had resided the past two years with her son in New Meixco.
Surviving with her son, Ernest [EYTCHESON], are a daughter, Mrs. Olive UNDERWOOD, New Mexico; seven grandchildren; several geeat-grandchildren. Two daughters, four brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

John E. Bowen
Services were conducted Jan. 5, in Indianapolis for John Elmore BOWEN, 58, Indianapolis, who died Jan. 2 in that city. He was the brother of Floyd BOWEN, and broher-in-law of Homer CARR, both of Rochester.
Mr. Bowen was born in Pulaski county and spent most of his life in Fulton county. He had resided the past 20 years in Indianapolis.
Surviving with his wife, the former Dorothy CARR of Rochester, are one son and one daughter.

Thursday, February 12, 1976

Bertha Vires
Mrs. Bertha VIRES, 73, Argos, died unexpectedly of a heart condition today at 7:50 a.m. at her home.
She was born Dec. 4, 1904 in Hazard, Ky. to George and Susan DUFF NAPIER and her marriage was on March 13, 1936 in Hazard to Otis VIRES, who survives. Mrs. Vires moved to Argos in 1951 from Hazard. She was a member of the Argos Church of Jesus Christ.
Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Kathleen) HORN, Walkerton; Mrs. William (Alberta) MILLER, Argos, and Mrs. William (Reva) WESLEY, Summerset, Ky.; one son, Verchel Robert [VIRES], Jeff, Ky.; twenty-four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Nancy MILLER, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Laura GAMBLE, Indianapolis.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Argos Church of Jesus Christ with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday and until 11 a.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Friday, February 13, 1976

Everett Goodman
Everett GOODMAN, 75, former resident of R.R. 1, Culver, died at 7 a.m. today in the Richardson General hospital in Richardson, Texas. Mr. Goodman had made his home the past two years with his son, Elmo GOODMAN, Dallas, Texas.
He was born March 10, 1900 to Alfred and Nora HAY GOODMAN. His marriage was Sept.9, 1922 at Argos to Marie BRYAN. She died in 1974. He was a lifetime resident of the Mount Hope community near Culver and a member of the Mount Hope United Methodist church. Mr. Goodman was a retired farmer.
Surviving with his son, Elmo [GOODMAN], are another son, Paul GOODMAN, Alma, Mich.; eleven grandchildren; one brother, Vernard GOODMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Mount Hope United Methodist church. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. on Monday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Saturday, February 14, 1976

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Monday, February 16, 1976

Cordelia H. Bonnell
Mrs. Cordelia H. BONNELL, 87, Royal Center, died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday in Lafayette at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary SELL.
She was born Sept. 2, 1888 in Boone county, to John Allen and Vashti HENRY HALL. Her first marriage was in 1907 to James Edward CRISSINGER. He died in 1947. Her second marriage was to Stacey BONNELL in 1949. He died in 1973. She had resided most of her life in Royal Center and was a member of the Bell Center Bible church at Royal Center.
Surviving with Mrs. Sell ar two other daughters, Mrs. Minonna FOX, Star City, and Mrs. Ethel STANLEY, Royal Center; four sons, Ralph CRISSINGER, and George CRISSINGER, both of Rochester; LeRoy CRISSINGER, Star City, and William CRISSINGER, Crown Point; seventeen grandchildren; fifty-three great-grandchildren; one step-daughter, Mrs. Betty KLEMZ, Hebron; one step-son, Bobby Dean BONNELL, Royal Center. One daughter and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fry and Lange funeral home in Winamac. The Rev. James GARDNER will officiate. Burial will be in the Pro cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Martha W. Lewis
Mrs. Martha W. LEWIS, 83, former resident at 529 East Ninth street, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill several months.
She was born Feb. 22, 1893 in Summitville to Joseph C and Sarah BUCY McGRAW. Her marriage was May 27, 1909, in Anderson to Lee A. LEWIS. He died Feb. 20, 1971. She had resided most of her life in the Rochester area.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Evabelle ENYART and Mrs. Harriet HERRELL, both of Rochester; Mrs. Louise COOK, South Bend; Mrs. Devane (Evelyn) BALLINGER, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Ralph (Sarah Jane) YOUNG, Lansing, Mich.; five sons, Raymond "Bid" LEWIS and Jack LEWIS, both of Rochester; Clyde LEWIS, Logansport, Lee [LEWIS] Jr., Macedonia, O., and Harvey [LEWIS], Cassadaga, Fla.; thirty-one grandchildren; fifty-two great-gradchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Odessa NEAL, St. Petersburg, Fla., and May FOIGHT, Battle Creek, Mich.; one brother, Hurb McGRAW, Ladysmith, Wis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesda in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Vernon KNIGHT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Clara Sims
Mrs. Clara BRYANT SIMS, 82, R.R. 1, Roann, died Friday in Clearwater, Fla. She was the mother of Rex SIMS, of Rochester.
She was born July 23, 1893 in Clarks Hill, Ind. to John and Zella HORNEY BRYANT. Her marriage was to Rex SIMS in 1911. He died in 1971. She was a former Wabash resident and one of the founders of the Wabash Garden club. She and her husband operated the Lukens Lake resort for many years.
Surviving with her son Rex are to daughters, Mrs. Betty CRICHTON, London, England, and Mrs. Barbara PETERSON, Wabash; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann. The Rev. Malcomb MESPON will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Paul J. Molencupp
Paul Joseph MOLENCUPP, 57, Denver, died at 10:22 a.m. Saturday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru following a six-week illness.
He was born May 18, 1918 in Fulton county to Franklin and Elsie YEAZEL MOLENCUPP. His marriage was July 26, 1942 in Denver to Mary A. STOVER. She survives. He was a former employee of the Peru Grain and Elevator company at Peru.
Also surviving are three sons, Wesley A. [MOLENCUPP], R.R. 1, Delphi Joseph L. [MOLENCUPP], Logansport, and Donald Eugene [MOLENCUPP], R.R. 1, North Webster; seven grandchildren; one sister, Ruth CLARK, Rochester.
Services will be at 1 p.m. tuesday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. Albert McDONALD will officiate. Burial will be in the West Lawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Tuesday, February 17, 1976

Jesse J. Dillman
Jesse J. DILLMAN, 57, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.
He was born May 12, 1918 in Burket to Joseph and Martha BECK DILLMAN. His marriage was Nov. 13, 1942 in Akron to Anna L. RAPP. She survives. Mr. Dillman was a former city councilman in Rochester and had lived most of his life in this area. He was an employee of the Torin Corporation in plant maintenance. He formerly was employed by Lyman Baker Plumbing and Heating and the Beall Tire Shop. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 36, Manitou Moose lodge, Masonic Lodge No. 79, Mizpah Temple of Fort Wayne, South Bend Scottish Rite and the Manitou Shrine club.
A son, Timothy [DILLMAN], and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 18, 1976

Harry L. Jilbert
Word was received today of the death of Harry L. JILBERT, 75, former mechanical superintendent of The Rochester Sentinel and former active member of the Rochester Rotary club.
Mr. Jilbert died Saturday morning at his home in New Port Richey, Fla., following an extended illness. He had resided in Florida since 1969.
Born in Muncie to William and Leora CHAMP JILBERT, Mr. Jilbert spent his early years in Muncie and was employed at the Kitselman Brothers company and with newspapers in Muncie before moving to Rochester and joining The Sentinel. Upon his retirement from The Sentinel, he resided for a short time in Arkansas, then moved to Florida. He was a member of the Catholic church in New Port Richey and the Modern Woodmen lodge in Muncie.
Surviving are the wife, Marie [JILBERT],; a son, John [JILBERT], of Muncie, and three granddaughters, Mrs. Mark (Sandra) COPLEN, Muncie, ad Miss Patricia JILBERT and Mrs. Michael (Barbara) SOTCAN, both of Sacramento, Cal.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Mary's Catholic church in Muncie at 10 a.m. Thursday with Father Paul DEHNER officiating. Burial will be in the Elm Ridge cemetery at Muncie. Friends may call at the Meeks mortuary, 415 East Washington street, Muncie, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The Rosary was recited at the mortuary this afternoon.

Carey H. Davis
Carey H. DAVIS, 88, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness.
He was born May 7, 1887 at Boxley, Ind., to Valentine and Martha HIATT DAVIS. His marriage was Aug. 10, 1957 in Alabama to Viola BROWN, who survives. A retired carpenter, he had resided in Fulton county since 1964, moving from Chicago. He was a member of the Moose lodge at Chicago and the Brotherhod of Carpenters and Jointers Union.
Also surviving are two sons, Clarence DAVIS, Marion, and Leon DAVIS of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four daughers, Mrs. Esther SHOOK and Mrs. Frances DENTLEY, both of Noblesville; Mrs. Eugene (Betty) WILLIAMSON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Wilbur (Violamay) KELSO, Culver; two sisters, Mrs. Maude QUILLAN, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Mary BOSTON, Redland; two brothers, Chester DAVIS, Sheridan, and Ralph DAVIS, Hot Springs, Ark.; nineteen grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; nine great-great-gandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. Donald BOWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann's cemetery near Monterey. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Neoma May Kile
Mrs. Neoma May KILE, 63, Defiance, O., died at 2 a.m. today in a Defiance hospital.
She was born May 26, 1912 in Rochester to James B. and Jennie HICKLE TALBOTT. Her marriage was May 6, 1933 to Paul KILE in Peru. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, James E. KILE, Defiance, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Sandra) WEISENBURGER and Karen BRINKMAN, both of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Charles TALBOTT, Rochester, and Simon TALBOTT, Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Belle HARTMAN, Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren. Five brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Ayersville United Methodist church. Burial will be in he Ayersville cemetery. Friends may call at the Lawson-Stick funeral home in Defiance after 2 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to he Ayersville United Methodist church.

Thursday, February 19, 1976

Martha L. Babcock
Martha L. BABCOCK, 64, South Bend, died today at 2:40 a.m. in St. Joseph's hospital, South Bend following a two-week illness.
She was born Sept. 10, 1911 in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. John YIKE and moved to South Bend fom Rochester 48 years ago. Her marriage was on Sept. 21, 1928 in Benton Harbor, Mich., to Leon D. BABCOCK, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, David D. [BABCOCK], South Bend, and John F. [BABCOCK], Coventry, R.I.; one daughter, Joan BONCZYNSKI, South Bend; seven grandchildren; two brothers, James YIKE, Bettendorf, Ia., and John YIKE, Kankakee, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs. Annabelle SMITH, Decaur, Ind., and Mrs. Carolyn KAMP, Oceola.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the River Park Church of Christ, South Bend, with the Rev. Rolland SEEVER officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park cemetery. Friends my call at the Hollis-Palmer funeral hoe, 2528 Mishawaka avenue, South Bend, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions can be made to River Park Church of Christ.

Mary Fern Beck
Mrs. Mary Fern BECK, 62, 3303 Oxford street, South Bend, formerly of Argos, died at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday in South Bend Memorial hospital after an illness of one year.
She was born Sept. 18, 1913 in Bowling Green, Ind., and had resided in South Bend for 30 years, movin there from Argos.
Surviving ae the mother, Mrs. Marie MURPHY, Indianapolis; a son, Marvin SNYDER, Argos, and two granddaughters.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hollis-Palmer funeral home, 2528 Mishawaka avenue, South Bend. Services will be there at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Robert E. HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, near South Bend. Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist church.

Friday, February 20, 1976

Ezra J. Eisenhour
Ezra J. EISENHOUR, 85, South Bend, died at 2:05 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial hospital after a short illness.
He was a farmer in Marshall county and was retired from the Studebaker corporation.
He was born Aug. 17, 1890 in Fulton county and had lived in South Bend most of his life. He was married in 1917 in Elkhart to Ruth L. KEGG, who died in 1963.
Surviving are a son, Richard [EISENHOUR], Plymouth; a daughter, Miss Betty EISENHOUR, South Bend and three grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 o 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Welsheimer funeral home, 521 North William street, South Bend. Services will be there at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Donald I. KAUFMAN officiating. Burial will be in Highland cemetery at South Bend.

Saturday, February 21, 1976

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Monday, February 23, 1976

Ernest D. Floyd
Ernest D. FLOYD, 51, 1317 Elm street, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday in the Veteran's hospital at Indianapolis. He had been in failing health for five years.
He was born June 3, 1924 in Niles, Mich., to Emmette and Minnie LOWE FLOYD and had resided most of his life in the Rochester area. He was married Oct. 3, 1942 in Rochester to Olivia RUEDE, who survives. He was a self-employed mechanic and was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Rochester American Legion post, the Manitou VFW post and the Manitou Eagles lodge.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Susan NESS, Culfer, and Mrs. Gloria STEWART, Plymouth; two sons, Ernest L. FLOYD Jr, Welborn, Fla., and Jack A. FLOYD, Rochester; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Edna) STEWART, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Floyd (Virginia) BROWN, Michigan City; a brother, Edward [FLOYD], Delphi; a step-sister, Mrs. William (Rosie) DAVIS, Phoenix, Ariz., and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Vernon KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW posts. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Myrtle Shock
Burr Oak, Ind. (AP) - A Marshall county woman died Sunday, incrasing Indiana's weekend traffic fatality toll to three.
Police said Myrtle SHOCK, 64, Burr Oak, was killed when her car was struck by a Norfolk and Western train in Burr Oak.

Vera Pomeroy
Mrs. Vera POMEROY, 77, Argos, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
She was born Dec. 12, 1899 in Culver to George and Lavina KREIGHBAUM SMITH. Her marriage was May 1, 1921 at Plymouth to Stewart POMEROY. He died in 1966. She was a member of the former First Christian church at Plymouth.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Lila) PARRISH, and Mrs. Lawrence (Evelyn) BEAM, both of Argos; Mrs. Richard (Peggy) KRING, Plymouth; one son, James POMEROY, Bremen; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Florence COIL, Plymouth; Miss Hazel SMITH, Logansport; one brother, George SMITH, Plymouth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, February 24, 1976

Agnes Roberts
Agnes ROBERTS, 65, R.R. 6, Rochester, was found dead of an apparent heart attack in her home late Monday afternoon. She was discovered around 5 p.m. and Cass County Coroner Louis MAROCCO ruled the time of her death at 12:30 a.m. Monday.
She moved to this area from Chicago in May, 1974 and was living with her daughter, Mrs. Eleanore JESCHKE, in the County Line store, across from Caston high school.
Also surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Mary LaPLANTE, Chicago, and a grandson, David JESCHKE, Logansport.
Her body will be transported from the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, to the Birren and Sons funeral home, 1356 Wellington street, Chicago, where friends may call Thursday. The time for Friday's services has not been set. She will be buried in St. Joseph's cemetery, Chicago.

Wednesday, February 25, 1976

Florence I. Hibbs
Mrs. Florence I. HIBBS, 81, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 8:15 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she was a patient 5 1/2 weeks. She had been failing health 6 1/2 months.
She was born Dec. 12, 1894 near Metea to Ebbert and Mary CONRAD ALBER and had resided most of her life in this area, except for 10 years in San Fernando, Cal. She was married in 1933 in Hammond to Morris HIBBS, who died Aug. 20, 1953. She was a registered nurse and a member of the Indiana State and American Nurses associations. She retired in July of 1964 after employment at Woodlawn hospital and Canterbury Manor nusting home. She was a member of the Talma United Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Robert HIBBS, R.R. 5, Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Charles (Debra) RICHARDSON, Rochester, and Miss Peggy Lea HIBBS, R.R. 5, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Mike (Helen) MURPHY, Chula Vista, Cal.; five brothers, N. M. ALBER, John O. ALBER ad L. G. ALBER, all of R.R. 5, Rochester; Herman and Thurle ALBER, both of Rochester. The parents and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and through the hour of service on Friday.

Gertrude M. Witmeyer
Gertrude M. WITMEYER, 88, Perrysburg, died Tuesday at 4:25 p.m. at the Americana nursing home, Kokomo, following a four=month illness.
She was born Nov. 4, 1887 in Union township, Miami county, to John and Margaret MILEY BRUBAKER. Her marriage was on Nov. 14, 1911 to Joseph Fleet WITMEYER, who died Sept. 28, 1959. Mrs. Witmeyer was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Ovid [WITMEYER], Perrysburg, and Byron [WITMEYER], Mexico; one daughter, Martha Jean WOLLENHAUPT, R.R. 1, Peru; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the McCain funeral home with the Rev. Eugene HEADINGS officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, February 26, 1976

N. Melvin Wagoner
N. Melvin WAGONER, 73, Fulton, died Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital. He was ill several months.
Born Oct. 2, 1902 in Fulton county to Edward C. and Stella B. FRY WAGONER, he lived in Fulton county his entire life. His marriage was Aug. 11, 1925 in Kewanna to Lois B. GREEN, who survives. Mr. Wagoner was a retired farmer, a former director and past-trustee of the Fulton County REMC, a 50-year member of I.O.O.F. Lodge 47 (Mount Horeb encampment) and the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge 57 and a member of the Liberty township advisory board.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, John [WAGONER], Rochester; Paul D. [WAGONER], Springfield, Va., and Kenneth [WAGONER], Deerfield, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Audra (Wilma) BRYANT, Rochester; Mrs. Donald (Mary) MURPHY, Fort Wayne, and Miss Carol Jane WAGONER, Philadelphia, Pa.; fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Russell, Omer and Robert [WAGONER], preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brother funeral home with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today. Memorial rites will be conducted by I.O.O.F. Lodge 47 today at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friday, February 27, 1976 to Saturday, February 28, 1976

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Monday, March 1, 1976

Amanda Ann Warren
Amanda Ann WARREN, R.R. 1, Claypool, 85, (Beaver Dam area), died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. She had been ill for several years.
She was born Jan. 18, 1891 in Huntington county to Joseph and Matilda URSCHEL RUPLEY. She was married Aug. 12, 1914 to Ivan R. WARREN, who died in 1957. She lived all her married life in the same house in the Beaver Dam area.
Surviving are two sons, Carl [WARREN], Great Falls, Mont., and Donald [WARREN], R.R. 1, Mentone; five daughters, Mrs. Ray (Vera) HAMILTON, Covington; Mrs. Glenn (Leatha) NEES and Mrs. Harvey (Faye) SMITH, R.R. 2, Akron; Mrs. Claude (Fern) SWICK and Mrs. Charles (Doris) PHILLIPS, R.R. 1, Claypool; three sisters, Mrs. Dora BIEHL, Urbana; Mrs. Ted BURKHART, Huntington, and Mrs. Pearl MICHAEL, North Manchester; twenty-six grandchildren, and thirty-nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Beaver Dam united Methodist church with the Rev. Peter HANSTRA officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery. Friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight until noon Wednesday at the King memorial home in Mentone and then at the church for an hour before services

Tuesday, March 2, 1976

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Wednesday, March 3, 1976

Melvin Hargan
Melvin HARGAN, R.R. 2, Vinegrow, Ky., a former Rochester resident, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday following an illness of four months.
Mr. Hargan and his family lived here before moving to Bowling Green, Ky., four years ago. In Rochester, Mr. Hargan was employed by the Federal Fertilizer company as an agronomist and was a member of Grace United Methodist church.
Mr. Hargan's wife, Nadia [HARGAN], and daughter, Mindy [HARGAN], were killed in an auto accident last July. The three remaining children - Melna, Mia and Jammy [HARGAN] - are living with Mr. Hargan's mother near Vinegrow.
Friends may call at the Stovall funeral home in Vinegrow. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Stovall Methodist church in Radcliff, Ky.

Thursday, March 4, 1976

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Friday, March 5, 1976

George Saygers
George SAYGERS, Argos, 90, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marshall County Parkview hospital in Plymouth. He had been ill six days.
He was born Sept. 29, 1885 in Fulton county. He was married to Iva HORNER, who died in 1948. His second marriage was to Eva LOLMAUGH, who died in 1966. He lived most of his life in Argos. He was retired from Studebaker Corporation in South Bend and was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ford (Helen) DUNLAP, Plymouth; Mrs. Cecil (Lavone) WILHELM, Auburn; Mrs. John (Garnet) CHAPLIN, Warsaw; and Mrs. Burt (Catherine) BAILEY, David, Ky.; one son, Henry SAYGERS, Argos; one brother, Edward SAYGERS, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Iva LIGETT, South Bend; twenty grandchildren, and twenty-six great-grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Willis BOSSERMAN officiating. Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Saturday, March 6, 1976

Robert A. Tillman
Robert Allen TILLMAN II, 2 1/2 years old, R.R. 1, Claypool, died Friday at 4:30 p.m. in South Bend St. Joseph hospital.
He was born in Plymouth Aug. 21, 1973 to Cheryl TILLMAN.
Surviving with the mother are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert TILLMAN, R.R. 1, Claypool.
Services will be at the McHatton-Sadler funeral home in Warsaw Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John REID officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Cleo May
Cleo MAY, 78, Culver, died Friday at 8:45 p.m. at the home of his son, Marion MAY, Nappanee, following a three-month illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1898 in Danville to Edward and Ella WILLIAMS MAY. His marriage was on May 11, 1921 inDanville to Mabel Clair LAVILLE, who died Jan. 22, 1971. Mr. May moved to Culver 15 years ago. He was a former employee of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at Bass Lake. He retired from Culver Military Academy in 1963. He was a member of the Culver Senior Citizens and attended the Culver Bible church.
Surviving are three sons, Marion [MAY]; Charles [MAY], South Plainsfield, N.J., and Harold [MAY], Silver Lake; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters, and three brothers.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home,Argos, with the Rev. Vernon SHAW officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Russell Wideman
Russell WIDEMAN, 70, Mishawaka, died at 9 a.m. Friday in South Bend St. Joseph hospital following an illness of several years.
He was born Dec. 29, 1905 in Akron to Elmer and Lola KINDIG WIDEMAN. He had been traffic manager in Indianapolis for 40 yeas with the Jones and Laughlin Steel company. His wife, the former Bernice GORDON, died Feb. 9, 1969.
Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. James (Sandra Joyce) WAINWRIGHT of Mishawaka, with whom Mr. Wideman had resided the last three years; four grandchildren; the mother, of Rochester; three sisters, Miss Marie WIDEMAN, Rochester Mrs. Lester (Valura) BRYANT, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Kenneth (Ruth) LEININGER, Warsaw, and an aunt, Mrs. Justin (Gladys) HALL, Rochester.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday prior to services.

Monday, March 8, 1976

Blanche M. Petty
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann for Mrs. Blanche M. PETTY, 88, Roann, who died Saturday at 12:10 a.m. in the Americana Health Center at Wabash.
She was a former Fulton county resident and the widow of Charles PETTY. The couple formerly owned and operated a tire store and grocery at Roann. Mrs. Petty was a retired employee of the Roann postoffice and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Lauren chapter, and of the Roann United Methodist church.
Surviving is one son, Fred [PETTY], R.R. 1, Wabash. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.

Rachel E. Bell
Miss Rachel Elmira BELL, 74, Twelve Mile, died at 9:55 p.m. Sunday in Wabash county hospital following a five-month illness.
She was born Dec. 7, 1901 in Clay township to Frank and Irene STEPHEN BELL. She had taught school in the Twelve Mile community 43 years. She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Florence KOONS, Chicago, and Mrs. Manette KINGERY, Fulton; one brother, Tom BELL, R.R. 5, Logansport.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. Norris KING will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Peter D. Barakauskas
Peter D. BARAKAUSKAS, 83, former Rochester resident, died Sunday in West Palm Beach, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Agnes May BARAKAUSKAS. A son, Sidney BARAKAUSKAS, preceded in death.
final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

Eva Mae Bilyew
Mrs. Eva Mae BILYEW, 74, former resident at 1301 Bancroft street, died at 4:58 p.m. Monday in the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne where she had been a patient seven days.
She was born June 1, 1901 at Salem to Arthur and Lydia MYERS BILYEW. He died in 1964. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God and had resided in this area since 1929. She had lived the past three years with a daughter, Mrs. Milburn (Anna) MYERS of Fort Wayne.
Surviving with Mrs. Myers are two other daughters, Mrs. Mary CUPITO, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Larry (Pat) PAXTON, Rochester; three sons, Charles [BILYEW], Rochesteer, Claude [BILYEW], Huntington, and Robert BILYEW, Defiance, O.; sixteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Edith FULTZ, Mrs. Duey TAYLOR, and Mrs. Ira HENDRICK, all of Salem. Five brothers preceded in death.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rocheter Church of God. The Rev. George STEININGER and C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m., or at the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Church of God.

Chellis Elmer Bellew
Editor, The Sentinel:
We are trying to trace a relative, Chellis Elmer BELLEW, whom we believe died in Rochester May 22, 1973. Mr. Bellew was the son of Effie BOOKER TOMLINSON and may have had daughters Opal Tyree and Jean Morehead [BELLEW]. We are compiling a history of the Tomlinsons and their descendants.
If any descendants of this family live in your circulation area today, we would like very much to hear from them.
Sally RYAN TOMLINSON {Mrs. James F.]
1165 Park avenue
New York, N.Y. 10028

Wednesday, March 10, 1976

Grace M. Brown
Mrs. Grace M. BROWN, 84, 1229 Pontiac street, died at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 13, 1891 in Ontario, N.Y. to Ella and Albert MIDDLETON. Her marriage was April 1, 1914 in Ontario, N.Y. to Selden J. BROWN. Mr. Brown was a longtime Rochester attorney. He died April 2, 1961. Mrs. Brown was a member of the First United Presbyterian church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clayton (Edith) NICHOLSON, Henryville, Pa.; Mrs. Conde (Ellamae) HOLLOWAY, Rochester; and Mrs. Grace STOJANOVIC, San Mateo, Cal.; three sons, Jesse A. BROWN, and Lawrence M. BROWN, both of Rochester, and Walter J. BROWN, Georgetown, S.C.; sixteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the United Presbyterian church. The Rev. David HEYWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Thursday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Presbyterian church.

Thursday, March 11, 1976

Edna Dunlap
Mrs. Edna DUNLAP, 76, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. She had been ill one week.
She was born May 31, 1899 in Fulton county to Daniel and Mattie TOMLINSON GABY. Her marriage was Nov. 28, 1934 in Green township to Eldon DUNLAP. He died in 1974. She had resided in this community 32 years, moving from Green township. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Argos.
Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jane DUNLAP, Noblesville; two grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Hazel LUCAS, Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Orville GABY, Atlanta, Ga. One son, Max [DUNLAP], a grandson and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Raymond OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funerl home today.

Friday, March 12, 1976

Bernice E. Goshert
Mrs. Bernice E. GOSHERT, 84, Burket, died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. She had been ill six weeks.
She was born Sept. 10, 1891 at Pawpaw, Ill., to Benjamin and Abby Mae ATHERTON VALENTINE. Her marriage was Jan. 7, 1914, to LeRoy Wilson GOSHERT. He died in 1963. She was a lifetime resident of Burket and a member of the Burket United Methodist church. She was a charter member of the Seward Economics club.
Surviving are three sons, Dean [GOSHERT], of Warsaw; Robert [GOSHERT], of Burket, and Max [GOSHERT], Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. Porter (Jennie) WILLIAMSON, Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial home in Ment one. The Rev. Don POYSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw with committal services at 10 a.m. Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Anna E. Heishman
Mrs. Anna E. HEISHMAN, 83, 1221 College avenue, died at 11:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted Tuesday.
She was born Feb. 1, 1893 in New Amsterdam, Ind., to John and Anna BRANDENBURG and had lived here 35 years, moving from Winamac. She was married in Corydon in 1913 to E. D. HEISHMAN, who survives. She was a member of the New Amsterdam United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Irma) HENRY, Logansport, and Mrs. Henry (Pauline) COX, Rochester; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Leva UNDERHILL, New Albany, and a cousin, Roy BRANDENBURG, Indianapolis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 13, 1976

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Monday, March 15, 1976

Christine L. Blocker
Mrs. Christine L. BLOCKER, 62, Leiters Ford, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth where she was admitted Feb. 27. She had been ill three months.
She was born Dec. 31, 1913 in Chicago to Ernest and Louella DUDLEY. Her marriage was May 29, 1965 in Chicago to Thomas BLOCKER. He survives. She had resided in the Delong area four years, moving from Chicago. She attended the Community Baptist church.
Surviving with her husband are nine step-children; nine step-grandchildren; one brother, Erskine DUDLEY, Delong; one sister, Mrs. William (Alleen) ROSS, Chicago.
Services will be Thursday at 9 p.m. EST in the Beth Eden Baptist church at 11121 South Loomis street, Chicago. The Revs. G. Hamilton MATTIN and James N. JONES will officiate. Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery in Chicago. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 3-6 p.m.Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Naomi C. VanSickle
Mrs. Naomi C. VanSICKLE, 67, former Royal Center resident, died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday in the Turtle Creek nursing home in Elkhart.
She was born Feb. 13, 1909 in New Albany to Felix and Emma Bell TABLER MINTER. Her first marriage was to William GINDER in 1933. He died in 1947. Her second marriage was to Lester VanSICKLE in 1963. He died in 1969. She was a member of the Rochester Nazarene church.
Surviving are one brother, Roy MINTER of Logansport; one niece, and several cousins.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison funeral home in Royal Center. The Rev. Ira HOLT will officiate. Burial will be in the Cline cemetery near Royal Center. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Tuesday, March 16, 1976

Ruth Ann Marks
Ruth Ann MARKS, 94, Wabash, died Monday at 8:35 p.m. in Miller's Merry Manor nursing home, Wabash.
Mrs. Marks was born Sept. 1, 1881 in Oklahoma and her marriage was on May 18, 1916 in Wabash to Arthur E. MARKS, who died Dec. 11, 1958. She had resided in Wabash 75 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edwin ELTZROTH, Akron; Mrs. Paul H. SMITH, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Dorothy CONNELL, Wabash, and two sons, Orville LEONARD, Seymour, and Russell LEONARD, Wabash.
Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Eddingfield-Gerber mortuary, 231 Falls avenue,Wabash, with the Rev. Robert ZAHN officiating. Burial will be in the Friends cemetery, Wabash. Fiends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 17, 1976

Gladis Personett
Mrs. Gladis PERSONETT, 92, former Argos resident, died at 2:25 a.m. today in the Parkview hospital in Plymouth. Mrs. Personett had been a resident of the Miller nursing home in Plymouth two years.
She was born Dec. 22, 1884 in Green township to William and Alice HENDRICKS HITTLE. Her marriage was in 1914 to Lott Sandy PERSONETT. He died in 1947. She had spent most of her life in the Argos area and taught school in Green township 10 years. She attended Rochester Normal college and was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Merrill (Iva) MURPHY, Avon Park, Fla., who was a former resident of R.R. 3, Rochester. Twelve brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Argos Congregational church. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the Jordon cemetery southwest of Argos. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 2 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Adolph E. Richardson
Adolph E. RICHARDSON, 86, Mishawaka, died Tuesday at the Memorial hospital in South Bend. He was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Ruth RICHARDSON, Lake Manitou.
Mr. Richardson was the son of Kelsey and Florence STAHL RICHARDSON. His marriage was to Hester BYBEE, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, four grandchildren and one sister. One son, six brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Forest Hay funeral home at Ironwood and Jefferson streets in South Bend. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6:30 o'clock tonight.

Thursday, March 18, 1976

Harry B. Raber
Harry Brower RABER, 82, 317 Main street, died Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital. He hd been in failing health for three years and in serious condition the past eight weeks.
Born Dec. 2, 1893 in Denver to Soloman and Minerva BROWER RABER, he moved to Rochester from Denver 30 years ago. His marriage was on Jan. 20, 1915 in Peru to Ersie TRACEY, who survives. Mr. Raber was retired as a farmer at Fred Zellers Farms. He was a member of the Denver Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife are nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday.

Frank B. Cohagan
Frank B. COHAGAN, 93, Kewanna, died Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth.
He was born May 12, 1882, in Colfax, Ill., to Charlie and Eliza KERR COHAGaN and his marriage was to Alice WILLIAMS, who preceded in death. Mr. Cohagen was a retired carpenter and a police officer or 23 years at Zion, Ill.
Surviving are four sons, Wilbur [COHAGAN], South Bend; Don [COHAGAN], Star City, and Myron and Melvin [COHAGAN], both of Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth FELTIS, Kewanna, and Mrs. Glades WILLIAMS, Titusville, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Beulah PROUGH, Fort Wayne; one niece; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. Two sisters, two brothers, two sons and a daughter preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Memorial Garden Chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Fred KRAMER officiating. Burial will be in the Victor Chapel cemetery, Kewanna. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, March 19, 1976

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Saturday, March 20, 1976

Kathryn H. Cummins
Mrs. Kathryn Helen CUMMINS, 81, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tri City hospital in Oceanside, Cal.
She was born June 20, 1894 in Springfield, Ill., to Martin and Anna WALSH McDONOUGH. She was married Jan. 1, 1915 to William E. CUMMINS, who died in 1967. She was a past matron of Order of Eastern Star of Fishers, Ind., and a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marie HOOKANA of California; a son, James CUMMINS, Rochester; six grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Cummins cemetery in Kurtz, Ind. Tuesday. Friends may call at the Spurgeon funeral home at Brownstown, Ind., after 2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, March 22, 1976

Jane Drudge
Mrs. Jane DRUDGE, 54, Akron, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where she was a patient one week. She had been in ill health for one year.
She was born July 10, 1921 in Akron and resided all her life in Akron. Her parents were Ernest and Mary HAMMERAL LANTZ. She was married July 27, 1941 to Richard DRUDGE, who survives. She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Akron O.E.S.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Diane) MEDLEN, Ocean Springs, Miss.; two sons, Dennis and Charles [DRUDGE], both of Rochester; seven grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Mary B. LEININGER, Elkhart, and a brother, Fred LANTZ, Elkhart.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Revs. John MOORE and Dan BENGSTON officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, March 23, 1976

Infant O'Dell
An infant girl, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Wade O'DELL, R.R. 2, Argos, was stillborn at 6:43 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.
Surviving with the parents are one brother, Christopher [O'DELL], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil WARNER, R.R. 2, Argos; the paternal grandparnts, Mr. and Mrs. John MILLER, Rochester; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Trella KEPLER, R.R. 2, Argos.
Private graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Robert HANSEN will officiate. Arrangements will be by the Grossman funeral home in Argos.

Wednesday, March 24, 1976

Edith C. Clayburn
Edith C. CLAYBURN, 81, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday in the Fletcher hospital at Fletcher, N.C. where she has been residing with her daughter, Miss Josephine CLAYBURN.
She was born Feb. 28, 1895 in Fulton county to Oliver J. and Sarah WALLACE BORDEN. Her marriage was to Edward CLAYBURN who died in April, 1970. She moved to Fletcher from Rochester 12 years ago.
Surviving with her daughter, Josephine, are three sons, William E. CLAYBURN, Lafayette; Oliver F. CLAYBURN, Union Springs, N.Y., and C. Duane CLAYBURN, Tallahassee, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph BORDEN, St. Cloud, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Devon (Chloie) SHIVELY, Rochester, and Mrs. Pauline DUNTON, Benton Harbor, Mich.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery in Newcastle township. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Thursday, March 25, 1976

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Friday, March 26, 1976

Hamilton Estabrook
Services were conducted today in Minneapolis, Minn. for Hamilton ESTABROOK, 79, Chisholm, Minn., who died Wednesday in the Veterans hospital in Minneapolis. Burial was in the Veterans cemetery in Minneapolis.
Mr. Estabrook was born Dec. 13, 1896 to the lae Mr. and Mrs. J. J. ESTABROOK, of Rochester.
Surviving with his wife, Mildred [ESTABROOK], now in a nursing home in Hibbing, Mont., are two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Sadie) BAKER, Rochester, and Mrs. Fay (Florence) NEEDLES of Warsaw.

Saturday, March 27, 1976

Lawrence V. Weidman
Lawrence V. WEIDMAN, 90, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. He was admitted Wednesday.
He was born Feb . 15, 1886, in Illinois and had resided the last 11 years in Mentone, moving from the Kouts area in Porter county. He was married Sept. 19, 1947 to Lela MAHONEY in Crown Point. He attended the Harrison Center church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. William (Eva) SCHROEDER, Ocala, Fla.; two step-children, Alfred McKINNEY, Mentone, and James W. MAHONEY, Canota, Park, Cal.; a sister, Mary COUDRE, Seattle, Wash., one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the King Memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Robert W. PROVOST officiating. Burial wil be in the Calumet Park cemetery at Crown Point. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, March 29, 1976

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Tuesday, March 30, 1976

Clara G. Cough
Mrs. Clara G. COUGH, 86, Kewanna, died today at 4:45 a.m. in Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac.
She was born Feb. 14, 1880, in Brook, Ind., to Thomas and Hepsibeth SMITH MARTIN and her marriage was in Brook in 1911 to William M. COUGH, who preceded in death. Mrs. Cough was a member of the Kewanna Christian church.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph COUGH, Winamac, and Frank COUGH, Logansport; several nieces and nephews; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were five sons, four brothers and four sisters.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison Garden Chapel funeral home, Kewanna, with he Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 31, 1976

Russell V. Miller
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Gilead United Methodist church for Russell V. MILLER, 48, Gilead, who died Tuesday in the Wabash county hospital of a heart attack. The Revs. Ron ZIMMERMAN and Robert JARBOE will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. on Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.
Mr. Miller was bor June 13, 1927 in Miami county to Aud and Maude RUNKLE MILLER. His marriage was May 11, 1946 in Gilead to Colleen BAHNEY. She survives. He had lived his lifetime in the Gilead community and was trustee of Perry township 10 years. He was a salesman for Industrial Casualty Insurance company. He was a member of the Gilead United Methodist church, Loyal Order of Moose at Peru and the Gilead Masonic lodge.
Surviving are one son, Gary "Storm" MILLER, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel ROBERTSON, R.R. 1, Roann; Mrs. Warren (Helen) MYERS, Denver, and Mrs. Eugene (Hazel) LANE, North Manchester; two brothers, Wayne [MILLER], R.R. 1, Macy, and Frank [MILLER], Akron. One son and one brother preceded in death.

Thursday, April 1, 1976

Clara May Bookwalter
Mrs. Clara May BOOKWALTER, 86, Twelve Mile, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in he Peru Nursing home.
She was born April 24, 1889, in Logansport, to Isaac and Anna DAMM SHERRARD. Her marriage was to Orlando James BOOKWALTER on April 20, 1907. He died in 1964. She was a member of the Corinth Brethren church, the WMS of the church and the Adams Township Home Demonstration club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frances BOLLET, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Maxine MOON, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; three sons, Harold Ray [BOOKWALTER], Logansport; Norman [BOOKWALTER], of R.R. 5, Logansport, and Curtis Leon [BOOKWALTER][, R.R. 4, Peru; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Ms. Anna SCOTT, Rochester; Mrs. Bertha JULIAN, Peru, and Mrs. Ethel LOTHAIN, Peru; one brother, Weldon SHERRARD, Rochester.
Services will be at 2 p.m.Saturday at the McCain funeral home. The Rev. G. Bright HANNA will officiate. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Raymond H. Ross
Raymond H. ROSS, 66, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw.
He was born Nov. 22, 1909 in Fulton county to James and Charlotte LACKEY ROSS. His marriage was in June, 1935 at Burket to Naomi TIBBITTS. She survives. A retired farmer, he had spent most of his life in the Mentone area.
Also surviving are two sons, Jerry [ROSS], Mentone, and Charles [ROSS], Columbia City; one daughter, Mrs. Donna SHEPHERD, Warsaw; a brother, Fred ROSS, Banister, Mich., and seven grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Velma Alderfer
Mrs. Velma ALDERFER, 61, Hobart, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's hospital in Hobart.
She was born June 4, 1914 in Sidney, Ind., to William and Linnia CARMEN STEINER. Her marriage was to Raymond ALDERFER on June 4, 1930. He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Melvin ZIMMERMAN, Milford, and Mrs. Lawrence GUNTER, Sunnyville, Cal.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Living Gospel church in Nappanee. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw. Friends may call at the VanGilder funeral home in Plymouth after 7 p.m. today.

Friday, April 2, 1976

Margaret Louise Karn
Mrs. Margaret Louise KARN, 89, 130 West Eighth street, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was admitted March 25. She had been ill one week.
She was born Nov. 25, 1886 in Ottawa, Ill. to Bernard and Mary KELLEHER O'KANE. Her marriage was Oct. 4, 1911 in Rochester to Oren I. KARN. He died Dec. 16, 1966. A retired practical nurse, she had resided in Rochester 68 years, moving from Illinois.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W. Robert (Dolores) DOCTOR, R.R. 5, Angola; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Harold (Beth) KARN, Rochester; four grandchildren, Richard KARN, Rockville; John KARN, Rochester; Mrs. Steve (Jean) MULHOLLAND, R.R. 2, Rochester, and William DOCTOR, Angola. One son, Harold [KARN], a brother and three sisters preceded in deth.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, April 3, 1976

Myrtle May Hunter
Mrs. Myrtle May HUNTER, 86, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 3:25 p.m. Friday at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw. She had been ill six weeks.
She was born Jan. 21, 1890 in Kosciusko county to Jacob and Leah HOPPES BOYER and had resided in the Mentone area four years, moving from near Peru. She was married Aug. 4, 1910 in Warsaw to Lloyd A. HUNTER, who died Nov. 3, 1972. She was a member of the Peru Brethren church.
Surviving are five sons, Delbert [HUNTER], Newcastle township; Robert [HUNTER], Mishawaka; Jacob Deverl [HUNTER], Peru, Charles [HUNTER], Mentone, and Lloyd [HUNTER] Jr., St. Joe, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Everett (Annabell) RATHFON, Newcastle township; Mrs. John (Juanita) ZIEGLER, Kingsley, Mich.; Mrs. George (Irene) LIEBO, Elkhart, and Mrs. Harold (Carolyn) FIVECOATE, Mentone; two brothers, Mearl BOYER, Lakeville, and Hurshal BOYER, Mishawaka; twenty-three grandchildre, and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the King memorial home in Mentone. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at he Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru where services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. James MARSHALL will officiate and burial will be in the Ever-Rest memorial park at Logansport.

Henry P. Langenbahn
Henry P. LANGENBAHN, 69, R.R. 1, Monterey (Olson road), died Friday at 11:30 a.m. in his home of a sudden illness.
Born July 18, 1906 in Monterey to Peter and Emma WALLE LANGENBAHN, he lived his entire life on the same farm. His marriage was on Nov. 23, 1940 in Monterey to Dorothy MASTER, who survives. Mr. Langenbahn was a member of St. Anne's Catholic church, Monterey, and the retired owner and operator of the Ora elevator, Ora, Ind.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Linda) PARKER, Walkerton; Miss Martha LANGENBAHN, Mishawaka; Miss Donna LANENBAHN, Milledgeville, Ga., and Miss Mary Lou LANGENBAHN, at home; two brothers, Frank LANGENBAHN, Plymouth, and Edward LANGENBAHN, Johnstown, Col.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary LANE, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Charles (Anna) WIDMAN, R.R. 4, Rochesteer, and two grandchildren.
Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Anne's church with the Rev. John MANNION officiating. Burial will be in the St. Anne's cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, after 2 p.m. Sunday. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne's church.

Monday, April 5, 1976

Charles Raymond Tippy
Charles Raymond TIPPY, 75, former Rochester resident, died Saturday at his residence in South Bend of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Jan. 12, 1901 in Talma. His first marriage was in Georgia to Emma Jane PERSON. She died in 1960. His second marriage was June 3, 1963 in South Bend to Johnsie GROSS. She died in 1972. He was a retired employee of the Studebaker corporation. He was a member of the Talma United Methodist church. He had resided in Rochester until 1950, when he moved to South Bend.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Jane) JOHNSON, Rochester; Mrs. Thomas (Roseann) MORRIS, Kokomo; one son, William TIPPY, Mishawaka; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert [TIPPY], Elkhart. One son preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Paul B. STEVENSON will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the Wilshimer funeral home in South Bend from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and at the Foster & Good funeral home in Rochester Tuesday after 2 p.m.

Alice V. Weishaar
Mrs. Alice V. WEISHAAR, 80, R.R. 2, Peru, died at 7:55 a.m. Saturday in the Peru nursing home. She was born Oct. 25, 1895 in Morocco to Frank and Blanche WOLF DAVIS and had lived in the Peru area all her married life. She was married March 14, 1917 in Brook to Frank WEISHAAR, who survives. She was a member of the Paw Pau United Methodist church and the Richland Home Builders.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard BLAISING, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Robert KINDIG, Deedsville, and Mrs. John HARVEY, R.R. 3, Peru; seven grandchildren, and twelve great-gradchildren. A son preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Paw Paw United Methodist church with the Rev. Charles FRENCH and Gene ROHRER officiating. Burial will be in the Paw Paw cemetery. Friends may call at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann.

Lila C. Rinard
Mrs. Lila C. RINARD, 81, Argos, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday in Plymouth Parkview hospital following an illness of two months.
She was born Nov. 14, 1894 in Dalton, Ill., to Henry and Anna DICKLEMAN ALBRECHT and moved to Argos 57 years ago from Chicago. She was married in 1914 at Grand Crossing, Ill., to Ralph RINARD, who died in 1954. She was a member of the German Lutheran church in Riverdale, Ill.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth [RINARD], R.R. 2, Argos; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Iwin (Grace) BLANCHET, Dalton, Ill., and a brother, Charles ALBRECHT, Riverdale, Ill. A son, Ralph [RINARD] Jr., died in 1967.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today.

Tuesday, April 6, 1976

Emma L. Townsend
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Fisher funeral home, Logansport, for Mrs. Emma L. TOWNSEND, 80, Logansport, who died Sunday at 2:20 p.m. in Logansport Memorial hospital.
She was born Feb. 18, 1896 in Stanton, Ky., to W. T. HUFF and Nancy GREEN CRABTREE HUFF. Her first marriage was in 1913 to Thomas HOWELL, who died in 1954, and her second marriage was in 1959 to James O. TOWNSEND, who died in 1962. Mrs. Townsend was a member of the Ninth Street Christian church, Logansport, Amaranth, Home Economics club, Golden Age club, and the Garden club.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas HOWELL Jr., Logansport, and Major Ralph HOWELL, Omaha, Neb.; five daughters, Mrs. Opal STIVER; Mrs. Nan OBENCHAIN; Mrs. Agnes SKELTON, and Mrs. Margaret ILES, all of Logansport, and Mrs. Marie RUSH, Dinuba, Cal.; four brothers, Edward HUFF, Goshen; Robert HUFF, Camden; Abraham HUFF, Macy, and Charles HUFF, Norton, Va.; two sisters Mrs. Ethel HAGAN, Rochester; and Mrs. Ida PIERATT, Peru; eighteen grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren.
Dr. Sam YOUNG will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Logansport. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Wednesday, April 7, 1976

Don M. Nelson
Don M. NELSON, 79, R.R. 2, Argos, died Tuesday at 6:13 p.m. at South Bend Memorial hospital following a three-year illness.
Born Nov. 8, 1896 in Rochester to Allen and Minnie GARWOOD NELSON, he moved to Argos from Rochester 48 years ago. His marriage was Nov. 12, 1919 in Rochester to Francis EVANS, who survives. Mr. Nelson was a retired farmer, a member of the Argos Congragational Christian church and the Argos Lions club and was a former secretary of the Marshall county 4-H fair board.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, Glen NELSON, Highland; Morris NELSON, South Bend, and Wendell NELSON, Culver, and twelve grandchildren. Preceding in death were one grandchild, a sister and two brothers.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Frank VALARIANO officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Argos Congregational church.

Thursday, April 8, 1976

Ray Yeakley
Ray YEAKLEY, 77, 228 West Ninth street, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. Fulton County Coroner Junior D. GOOD said death was attributed to a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Yeakley's body was fond at noon Wednesday by Philip CARR of Rochester. Carr had gone to Yeakley's home to visit him.
Mr. Yeakley was born Dec. 10, 1898 in Deer Creek community to Jesse and Mary WISLER YEAKLEY. His marriae was Aug. 6, 1932 in Rochester to Louise SHELTON. She died in May, 1973. He was an auto mechanic at the former Yeakley-Mathias garage in Rochester. He was a former member of the Rochester volunteer fire department. He had resided most of his life in the Kewanna, Rochester and Deer Creek communities. He was a member of the Tipton Masonic lodge at Logansport, Scottish Rite at South Bend, RAM No. 90 at Rochester and the Murat Shrine at Indianapolis.
Surviving are two sons, Philip YEAKLEY, Lansing, Mich., and David YEAKLEY, Canton, Ga.; four grandsons; his step-mother, Mrs. Ella YEAKLEY, Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Earl BEEHLER, Logansport, and Mrs. Vic HEDDE, Logansport. One brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cancer or Heart funds.

Mildred Hauck
Services were conducted April 1 in the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend for Mildred LEITER HAUCK, 82, South Bend, who died March 30 in the Memorial hospital in South Bend. Burial was in South Bend.
She was born in Rochester on Sept. 27, 1893 to Clyde and Etta TAYLOR LEITER. Her marriage was to Gerald L. HAUCK, who preceded in death. She attended the Rochester schools and graduated from Rochester high school in 1913.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph ZARRO of South Bend and several grandsons.

Eloise A. Harshman
Mrs. Eloise A. HARSHMAN, 44, Akron, died at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. She had been ill 14 years.
She was born Sept. 24, 1931 in Kosciusko county to Pierce and Beatrice DAVIS ENGLE and resided all her life in the Akron area. She was married March 25, 1950 in Chili to Gerald HARSHMAN, who survives.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. John (Julia) GEVERS, Kissimee, Fla.; four sons, Gary, Chris and Kevan [HARSHMAN], all of Akron, and Todd [HARSHMAN], at home; a grandchild, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce ENGLE, Akron.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with Rev. John MOORE officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, April 9, 1976

Gerald Leroy Bemenderfer
Gerald Leroy BEMENDERFER, 79, R.R. 5, Knox, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at his residence at Bass Lake.
He was born June 22, 1896 in Akron to Charles and Reta BEMENDERFER. His marriage was Aug. 9, 1975 to Florence SNAVELY. She survives. He was a former state police excise officer and a retired real estate broker. He was a member of the Bass Lake Property association.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen HASSLER, LaPorte; Mrs. Mary SHORTER, Lafayette; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, William [BEMENDERFER], of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Stella RAISTER, Maywood, Ill., and one half-sister, Mrs. Nora HOFFMAN, Akron.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Bramen and Son memorial chapel in Knox. The Rev. Kenneth WILES will officiate. Burial will be in the Bass Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, April 10, 1976

Mae Umbaugh
Mrs. Mae UMBAUGH, 89, R.R. 1, Argos, died today at 6:10 a.m. in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness.
Born June 10, 1886 near Talma to Daniel and Amelia HOLMAN JONES, she lived in Argos since 1920, moving there from Ladysmith, Wis. Her marriage was on March 16, 1906 in Rochester to J. Allen UMBAUGH, who died in 1952. Mrs. Umbaugh ws a member of the St. John Lutheran church, Rochester.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Marjorie) SOUTH, R.R. 1, Argos; six sons, Kenneth UMBAUGH, Ravenna, O.; Rev. Earl Devain UMBAUGH and Glendon UMBAUGH, both of Stow, O. Herschell J. UMBAUGH, Plymouth; Raymond UMBAUGH, Boulder, Col., and Merlyn "Mike" UMBAUGH, Syracuse; twenty-three grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Ruth CLYMER, Louisville, Ky. Preceding in death were to daughters, three sisters and two brothers.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the St. John Lutheran church, Rochester, with the Rev. Vernon KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester. Friends may call Sunday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home,Argos, and at the church one hour prior to the services. Memorials may be made to the St. John Lutheran church or the cirtical care unit at Parkview hospita, Plymouth.

Albert M. Tharp
Albert Milton THARP, 57, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 12:35 a.m. today at his home following an illness of two years. He had been seriously ill since November.
Born Aug. 15, 1918 in Fulton county, he was the son of Claude and Sylvia G. BLACK THARP and had resided all his life in this county. He was married June 28, 1954 in Rensselaer to Elizabeth "Betty" SHODDY, who survives. He was employed at Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna. Surviving with the wife ar the mother, Mrs. Sylvia G. HARDY, Rochester; a brother, Robert THARP, R.R. 1, Rochester; four nieces, and two nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Floyd MORRIS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Tharp's memory.

George F. Swope
George F. SWOPE, 61, R.R. 7, Columbia City, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Whitley county hospital in Columbia City following a heart attack.
He was born May 31, 1914 in Peru to Charles and Myrtle BAYLESS SWOPE. He had lived in Columbia City seven years, moving there from Akron. He was married May 5, 1934 in Etna Green to Willodean SWIHART, who survives. He was employed by Morgan Drive-Away company and was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church of Macy.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Pam) HUFFMAN, Logansport, and Mrs. Larry (Penny) HARTMAN, Great Falls, Mont.; a son, Jim [SWOPE], Sarasota, Fla.; five grandsons, and a sister, Rosanna WALLACE, Star City. Preceding in death were a brother and a sister. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS oficiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 12, 1976

Clarence C. Peterson
Clarence Cleveland PETERSON, 87, 228 West Eighth street, died at 3:15 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. He had been ill two years and serious two weeks.
He was born Oct. 20, 1888 in Wayne township to Charles J. and Katie MICKEY PETERSON. His marriage was Jan. 5, 1928 in Rocheter to Beulah RUSSELL BARKMAN. She survives. A retired farmer, he was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.
Mr. Peterson was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ, a charter member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and the American Legion Post 36, an incorporator of the Fulton County REMC and a member of its first Board of Directors. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving with his wife, are one son, Robert E. PETERSON, Rochester; a step-son, Chloris R. BARKMAN, Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Charles (Maleta) BORDEN, Rochester; five grandchildren, Matthew and Elaine PETERSON, Rochester Mrs. Kenneth (Linda) FULLER, Casstown, O.; James L. BARKMAN, Rochestr, and Donald BORDEN, Athens; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ransford L. PETERSON, Rochester, and Joe PETERSON, Mentone; two sisters, May LONG, Warsaw, and Ruth ROGERS, Rochester. Three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Mr. E. R. BRUCE will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 36.

Pearl Hooker
Mrs. Pearl HOOKER, 79, former Argos resident, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at the home of her son, Robert HOOKER, in Thousand Oaks, Cal.
She was born Aug. 7, 1896 in Marshall county to Francis and Myrtie ROHRER BREWER. Her marriage was Oct. 11, 1915 in Michigan to Fred M. HOOKER. He died in 1975. She was a lifetime rsident of the Argos community until the death of her husband, when she moved to California.
Surviving with her son, Robert, is one granddaughter of California. One son, Jimmy [HOOKER], died in 1952.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 13, 1976

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Wednesday, April 14, 1976

Lester Fansler
Word has been received here of the death of Lester FANSLER, 60, Gary, who died Monday in a hospital there. He was the brother of Art FANSLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Amy CRABB, Kewanna.
Mr. Fansler was born at Bruce Lake, Ind., the son of Stephen and Lena FANSLER.
Also surviving are a son, Stephen [FANSLER], and a daughter, Juanita [FANSLER]; two sisters, Miss Emma FANSLER, Logansport, and Mrs. Bertha (ZEIDER), Niles, Mich., and a brother, Gilbert FANSLER, Logansport.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the John Engle funeral home in Portage. Burial will be in the McCool cemetery in Portage.

Thursday, April 15, 1976

Lelia Mae Tomlinson
Mrs. Lelia Mae TOMLINSON, 78, Kewanna, died at 9:09 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital of an apparent heart attack.
She was born June 10, 1897 in Kewanna to Lewis and Mamie WELLER LEASURE. Her marriage was Dec. 26, 1914 in Rochester to Robert R. TOMLINSON. He died in 1955. She was a lifetime resident of the Kewanna community and a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church. She also was a member of the Methodist women's organization, Gold Diggers Circle, Order of Eastern Star of Kewanna of whch she was a past-worthy matron, and a member of the Kewanna Mothers club.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lois KUMLER, Mrs. Mildred McCOLLEY, Ruth Ann ANDERSON and Beth REASON, all of Kewanna; one sister, Mrs. Naomi ENYART, Kewanna; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Two granddaughters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kewanna United Methodist church. The Rev. Richard LOCHNER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Kewanna. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna where friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Elsie L. Shaw
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Elsie Ladora SHAW, 80, former Fulton county resident.
Mrs. Shaw was born in Fulton county July 29, 1895 to Arthur and Louella JOHNSON. Her marriage was to Charles SHAW of Lucedale, Miss.
Surviving are three daughters, eight sons, one sister, 150 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. William SMITH, former Rochester resident, preceded in death.

Friday, April 16, 1976

Charles R. Bick
Charles Robert BICK, 43, Kansas City, Mo., died early Thursday morning at the Veterans hospital in Kansas City where he had been a patient 10 days.
He was born Dec. 6, 1932 in Rochester to Luroy and Elizabeth SMITH BICK, who survive. He was an employee of Franks Barber Supply company in Kansas City, where he had resided since 1954. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict.
Surviving with his parents of Rocheter are one sister, Mrs. Gene (Evelyn) REESE, R.R. 1, Rocheter; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BICK, Rochester; a niece and nephew, Larry and Cathy REESE, R.R.1, Rochester. One brother, Clyde Albert [BICK], preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Fred KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday and through the hour of service on Sunday.

Saturday, April 17, 1976

Merlyn P. Morris
Merlyn P. MORRIS, 62, R.R. 1, Akron, died of a heart attack suffered at 3 p.m. Friday i his car in downtown Akron. He was born Feb. 23, 1914 in Alexandria, Minn., to Joe and Ella PARKER MORRIS and had lived in Miami and Fulton counties. He was married April 5, 1942 in Denver, Ind., to Mary Ruth BERGER, who survives. He worked for the Fulton county highway department for the last 18 years. He was a member of the Gilead United Methodist church, was a veteran of World War II and belonged to the Gilead Masonic lodge.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Linda) NICODEMUS and Mrs. Lana BOWYER, both of Akron; three grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Ella MORRIS, Roann; a sister, Mrs. John (Marie) KERLIN, Silver Lake, and a brother, Alden [MORRIS], R.R. 1, Roann. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Donald Stevens
Donald "Red" STEVENS, 39, Argos, died at 10:40 a.m. Friday in South Bend St. Joseph hospital following a six-month illness. He moved to Argos from Rochester six months ago; he lived in Rochester since 1963.
He was born July 10, 1936 at Redwine, Ky., to Sanford and Elizabeth HILL STEVENS. He was married Sept. 7, 1957 in Argos to Juanita McCLAIN, who survives. He was a self-employed contractor and attended the Church of Jesue Christ.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Carol [STEVENS], and two sons, Donald Duwane and Lonnie [STEVENS], all at home; five brothers, Herbert, Hobart, Harold and William [STEVENS], all of Argos, and Sherman [STEVENS], Bourbon; five sisters, Mrs. Edna ROBERTS, of Jeff, Ky.; Mrs. Ruby BROCK, Mrs. Juanita DUFF and Mrs. Bonnie SUFITS, all of Argos, and Mrs. Linda HALE, Lapaz. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Stephen E. Savage
Stephen E. SAVAGE, 75, R.R. 1, Argos, died of a heart attack in his home at 5:30 a.m. today. He and his wife had arrived home Tuesday from Avon Park, Fla.
He was born July 22, 1900 in his present home to Daniel and Mary LISTENBERGER SAVAGE. He was married May 28, 1934 in South Bend to Ruth MAHLER, who survives. He was a retired farmer and former trustee of Green township of Marshall county. He was a member of the Santa Anna United Methodist church, past noble grand and 50-year member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge, and belonged to the East Side Conservation club and the Green township Farm Bureau.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Wanda Sue) OVERMYER, R.R. 2, Argos; a son, Daniel [SAVAGE], R.R. 1, Argos; five grandchildrn, and a sister, Miss Nellie SAVAGE, Fairview nursing home, Plymouth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Roscoe PHENEGER officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery west of Argos. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday and after 6 p.m. Monday. The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct services at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

James S. Sedan
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for James S. SEDAN, 67, Royal Oak, Mich., former Culver resident.
Mr. Sedan died Jan. 6 in Houston, Texas following a one-year illness and the cremated remains will be interred in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester following Tuesday's service. The Rev. Paul BROADWATER will officiate.
Mr. Sedan was born Aut. 4, 1908 in Terre Haute to James and Edith ETCHESON SEDAN. He was married Dec. 23, 1969 in Royal Oak to Ruth COOK, who survives. He was a retired brick mason.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dixie Lee MITCHELL, St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. Marilyn Kay CHAPMAN, Fort Worth, Texas; three sons, Mickey James HINDERER, Chicago; Paul HINDERER, Rochestr, Mich., and James Russell SEDAN, Rensselaer; a brother, Herbert [SEDAN], Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Joy KRIEG, Lebanon, Ten., and Mrs. Sarah WHITEMAN, Long Beach, Cal; twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildre.

Monday, April 19, 1976

Leslie L. Welty
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Sycamore cemetery near Mentone for Leslie Lamar WELTY, 60, R.R. 1, Mentone, who died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday in the Marion general hospital. Mr. George AFFELDT officiated. The King funeral home in Mentone was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Dec. 20, 1915 at Nappanee to Harvey and Iva GRIMM WELTY. His marriage was July 30, 1938 to Helen REICKERT, who survives. He was a resident of the Mentone area since 1952 and a member of the World Wide Church of God at Elkhart.
Surviving with his wife are his parents; one son, Lyle [WELTY], of Florence, Ky.; four daughters, Mrs. Howard (Carol) WOLF, Decatur, Ind.; Mrs. Robert (Janet) BORTON, Churubusco; Mrs. Wade (Sue) WHITMER, Dallas, Texas, and Miss Helene WELTY, Decatur; five brothers, Devon [WELTY], Bremen, Kenneth [WELTY] of New Paris; Harvey [WELTY] Jr., Bourbon; Lowell [WELTY], Etna Green and Ross [WELTY], Bourbon, and eight grandchildren.

Frances J. Boyer
Mrs. Frances J. BOYER, 51, R.R.1, Battleground, died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday in St. Elizabeth hospital in Lafayette.
She was born July 5, 1924, in Sharpesville. Her marriage was July 4, 1947, to Frank E. BOYER, who survives. She was a member of the Armstrong Chapel United Methodist church. She was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Waves. She graduated from Prairie high school in Sharpesville and had been a cook at Meredith Hall at Purdue eight years.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Marjorie) ARVISON, Otterbein, Ind.; and Mrs. Gary (Tonda) JACOT, LaPorte; two sons, Joseph [BOYER], of Mulberry, and Thomas [BOYER], at home; her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. JORDAN, of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Alma WATSON, Goldsmith; one brother, Lyndel JORDAN, Kokomo, and one grandson.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Hippensteel funeral home in Lafayette. The Rev. Dale BALES will officiate. Burial will be in Tippecanoe Memory Garden. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. today. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cancer Fund.

Richard K. Berger
Richard K. BERGER, 51, R.R. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 11 a.m. Sunday at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
He was born April 24, 1924, in Peru, to Guy and Della SHAW BERGER. His marriage was Sept. 13, 1947, at LaPorte to Clara MANNIA. She survives. He had resided in Rochester 20 years, moving from Peru. Mr. Berger owned and operated Berger's Refrigration and Air-Conditioning Sales and Service. He was the leader of a band known as "The Keynotes." He was a member of the American Legion Post, VFW, Moose lodge, and the RSES. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
Surviving with his wife are his mother, of Peru; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Connie) ROBINSON, Peru; one brother, James [BERGER], Peru, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. David A. HEYWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home through the hour of service. The American Legion and the VFW will conduct military graveside rites.

Nellie B. Greer
Mrs. Nellie Belle GREER, 87, Kewanna, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday in Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had been a patient six years.
She was born June 21, 1888 in Fulton county to James E. and Minnis CRAWFORD CARTER. Her marriage was Oct. 10, 1906 at Rochester to Leo GREER. He died in 1969. She was a member of the Indian Creek Christian church in Lucerne.
Surviving are two sons, Clarence GREER Brownwood, Texas and James E. GREER, El Paso, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Irene FALL, Plymouth; Mrs. Marie CLARK, Kewanna, and Mrs. Hazel CARR, Winamac; two brothers, Fayette CARTER, Rupert, Ida., and Merl CARTER, LaPorte; sixteen grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren. Four brothers and five sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna.

Fred L. Stayton
Fred L. STAYTON, 89, Leiters Ford, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph hospital in South Bend. He had been ill two years.
He was born July 27, 1886 near Argos, to Dennis and Emma WARNER STAYTON. His marriage was Dec. 13, 1908, in Richland Center to S. L. OVERMYER. She died in 1959. He had lived in the Leiters Ford area 70 years. He was a retired employee of the Heinz company in Plymouth. He had operated a boat landing and fur business at Leiters Ford following his retirement. He was a member of the Kewanna lodge 546 F&AM.
Surviving are two sons, Guy E. and Ralph E. [STAYTON], both of Leiters Ford; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel L. ROTPLATZ, Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, James STAYTON, LaPorte, and David STAYTON, Argos; one half-brother and several half-sisters; five grandchildren. Two sons, Paul and Fred [STAYTON], and three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist church. The Rev. Philip LUTZ will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home at Culver after 4 p.m. today until noon on Tuesday and at the church till time of service. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Cancer society.

Tuesday, April 20, 1976

Robert G. Oliver
A 19-year-old Fulton boy died at Logansport Memorial hospital this morning after he was severely mangled in an industrial accident at the Krause Milling company plant at Ind. 25 and County Road 300 South in Cass county.
State police said Robert G. OLIVER, R.R. 6, Rochester, died from injuries suffered when he fell into a grain auger on the third floor of the plant around 4:30 a.m. today. Officders said the boy died around 6:15 a.m.
Police said it is believed Oliver removed an inspection plate which covered the Auger and then fell feet-first into the auger. The temperature was about 200 degrees in the auger housing at the time.
Authorities said it is unknown why the inspection plate was removed and reported that no one else was near the auger when the accident occurred. Police are continuing their investigation.
Funeral arrangements for Oliver, a 1974 graduate of Caston high school, are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton.

Wednesday, April 21, 1976

Robert G. Oliver
Services for Robert Gene OLIVER, 19, Fulton, who was killed in an industrial accident Tuesday morning, will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Fulton Methodist church with the Rev. Robert CAHOON officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery and friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton.
Born Aug. 19, 1956 in Logansport to Joe and Barbara (ESHELMAN) OLIVER, who survive, he lived his entire life in the Fulton area. He was a 1974 graduate of Caston high school, where he starred in football, track and wrestling and is in the Caston Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian church, attended Ball State university for one year and was an employee of Krause Milling company, where the accident occurred.
Surviving with the parents are four brothers, Hal and John [OLIVER], both of Logansport; Greg [OLIVER], Abilene, Texas, and Phil [OLIVER], Indianapolis; the maternal grandparnts, Mr. and Mrs. George FERGUSON, R.R. 1, Logansport; two nieces; two nephews, and several aunts and uncles.

Henry R. Secor
Henry R. SECOR, 89, R.R. 1, Mentone (Palestine), died unexpectedly Monday at 10:30 p.m. in his home.
Born April 1, 1887 near Palestine to Riley and Margaret WARREN SECOR, he resided his entire life in the Palestine area. He was married in 1907 to Silvia FAWLEY, who died in 1936, and remarried in 1939 to Bonnie BLACKWELL, who survives. Mr. Secor was a retired miller and farmer, former owner of the Palestine mill and was superintendent at the Little Crow mill, Warsaw, for 28 years. He was a 50-year member of the Warsaw Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Dale [SECOR], Warsaw; five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Marie) BAUGHER and Mrs. Robert (Esta) GRINDLE, both of Warsaw; Mrs. Howard (Eva) LANDIS, Rochester; Mrs. Melvin (Naomi) CAIN, Mentone, and Mrs. Mary (Belle) SELLERS, Palestine; a brother, Samuel [SECOR], of Burket; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Corda) SCOTT, Palestine; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday at 2 .m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Joseph Kwon
Joseph KWON, R.R. 1, Macy, died at Methodist hospital in Gary at 11:50 p.m. Monday. He had been in failing health three months.
He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 27, 1915 to Oh Sung KWON and Nak Kull KIM. He was married to Norma Jean PATMORE Oct. 16, 1965; she survives. He had been a structural steel worker and moved to Macy about 10 years ago. He had owned a restaurant in Russiaville. He was a member of the Kokomo Moose lodge and was a 25-year member of the Kokoan Christian church in Honolulu. He moved to the mainland from Hawaii in 1942 and had lived in the Russiaville, Kokomo, Macy and Gary areas. He served in the Merchant Marine in World War. II.
Surviving with the wife are a son, John KWON, St. Joe, Mich.; two step-sons, Larry Lee PATMORE and Gary Wayne PATMORE, both of Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Lily) LEE, Kailua, Hawaii, and Mrs. Harold (Mary) RAMOS, San Diego, Cal.; two half-sisters, Mrs. P.K. (Ruth) LEE, of Alaska, and Mrs. Fern CHANG, Honolulu, and three step-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be in the Stout funeral home in Russiaville at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Scott WEAVER officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens at Kokomo. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 22, 1976

William E. Kader
William E. KADER of Sanford, Fla., died Tuesday morning, it was learned here today. He had owned the former Kader Jewelry on Eighth street in Rochester.
He was the husband of the former Bertha EWING, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Marie SWINDEMAN and uncle of Mrs. Phil McCARTER and Joan EWING, all of Rocheter.

Friday, April 23, 1976 to Saturday, April 24, 1976

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Monday, April 26, 1976

Dean Utter
Dean UTTER, 61, Athens, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at North Manchester.
He was born May 31, 1914 in Fulton county to Harley and Gertrude JOHNSON UTTER. He was a lifetime resident of the Athens area. His first marriage was to Bernadine WILSEY. She died in 1972. His second marriage was to Betty SEE MYERS, in May, 1975. She survives. He was a wholesale distributor of automotive parts.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Dianna) GARRISON, Tippecanoe; three sons, Stanley, Monte and Devon [UTTER], all of Rochester; nine grandchildren; four step-children, Mrs. Harry (Sharon) HAYDON, California; Curt MYERS, Indianapolis, Fred MYERS, Virginia Beach, Va., and Kent MYERS, Peru; ten step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jay (Josephine) SANDERS, Rochester; three brothers, Wilbert UTTER, Athens, Harold UTTER, Mentone, and George UTTER, Plymouth. One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home in Akron. The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Samuel Teitelbaum
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Forest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend for Samuel TEITELBAUM, 77, former Rochester resident, who died at 4:55 p.m. Saturday in the Cardinal nursing home in South Bend. Burial was in the Hebrew Orthodox cemetery in Mishawaka.
Mr. Teitelbaum was born Oct. 8, 1898 in Russia. He was manager of the Boston Store in Plymouth 20 years. He later moved to Rochester and operated Teitelbaums Department store 15 years. His wife, the former Eva ROSEN, died Jan. 19, 1965.
Surviving are his son, Edward [TEITELBAUM], of Carmel, a grandson, Larry [TEITELBAUM], of New York, and one sister, Mrs. Anna NEDDLEMAN, of Florida.

Tuesday, April 27, 1976

William L. Morris
William L. MORRIS, 52, Rochester attorney and former Fulton county prosecutor, was killed Monday at 2:40 p.m. in a one-car accident on U.S. 31, 1 1/2 miles south of the Ind. 28 (Tipton) intersection.
He was enroute home from a morning business appointment in Indianapolis when the accident occurred. State police said that his auto went off the road onto the median strip before it struck a bridge culvert flopping over on impact. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr. Morris, who reided on the north shore of Lake Manitou, had served two terms as county prosecutor from 1959-66 and also in 1954 was a candidate for the Republican nomination as circuit court judge.
A practicing attorney here since 1952, he was a graduate of Kalamazoo (Mich.) college and of the Vanderbilt university school of law. He was a veteran of Air Corps service in World War II, a member of the First Baptist church, Elks and Moose lodges, American Legion, and the Fulton County, Indiana and American Bar associations.
Born July 16, 1923, at Detroit, he was the son of Joseph Eugene and Ethel WOODRUFF MORRIS. His marriage was June 26, 1948, in this city to Maxine E. BAILEY, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, William L. [MORRIS], Jr., a student at Purdue university; and Christopher David [MORRIS], a student at Kalamazoo college; one daughter, Debra E. [MORRIS], Denver, Colo., and his mother, Mrs. Ethel MORRIS, Rocheter.
Last rites will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at 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. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 28, 1976

Elizabeth Decker
Mrs. Elizabeth DECKER, Chicago, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday in a Chicago hospital.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Donald DECKER, former Presbyterian minister in Rochester. Also surviving are one daughter, Patricia [DECKER], and a son, Wendell [DECKER].
Burial will be in St. Paul, Minn. Thursday. Memorial services will be conducted in the Garfield Ridge Presbyterian church on 56th street in Chicago in two weeks.

Ruth Cecelia Smith
Mrs. Ruth Cecelia SMITH, 59, former Rochester resident, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Anthony's hospital in Denver, Col., following a two-year illness.
She was born Aug. 17, 1916 in Miami county, to Carl and Ruth HURST QUICK. Her marriage was in 1939 to Clay SMITH. He preceded in death. She had resided with her daughter, Mrs. George (Marilyn) DAVIS of Arvada, Colo. since March 1. Prior to this, she resided in Indianapolis where she was a resident nurse at Westminister Village. She moved to Indianapolis from Rochester.
Surviving with her daughter are two sons, Mark SMITH, Boulder, Colo., and Joseph SMITH, Greenwood, Ind.; six grandchildren; her father, Carl QUICK of Winter Garden, Fla., and her mother, Ruth QUICK of Macy; one brother, Robert [QUICK], of Rochester. One daughter, Jean [SMITH], preceded in death in 1962.
Private graveside rites will be conducted Saturday morning at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Josef PALAT will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. on Friday. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.

Thursday, April 29, 1976

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Friday, April 30, 1976

William L. Morris
Memorial services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Fulton circuit court for William L. MORRIS, Rochester attorney, who was killed Monay in a one-car accident on U.S. 31, 1 1/2 miles south of the Ind. 28 (Tipton) intersection. Resolutions were read by eight County Bar Associations for presentation to the Morris family. Services for Mr. Morris were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Ronald P. Rubenalt
Services were conducted Wednesday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru for Ronald P. RUBENALT, 61, of Peru. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Rubenalt's marriage was in 1936 to Vivian Louise WHITNEY, Rochester. She survives. He was a 26-year member of the C&O Railroad company and was a member of the Peru Moose lodge.
Also surviving are two sons, Tom [RUBENALT], Kokomo, and Terry [RUBENALT], at home; two grandchildren, Bryan and Amy RUBENALT, Kokomo, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Maude WHITNEY, Rochester.

Cleo Ruffer
Cleo RUFFER, 85, Ridgeville Corners, O., died Thursday in that city. He was the father of Mrs. Lillian WALTER of Rochester.
Also surviving with Mrs. Walter is his wife, three other daughters and one son.
Final rites will be Sunday in Napoleon, O.

Saturday, May 1, 1976

Mary L. Perdue
Mrs. Mary Louise PERDUE, 25, 1124 Bancroft avenue, became Fulton county's first traffic fatality of the year when she was killed at 1:10 a.m. today in a one-car accident 10 1/2 miles west of Rochester on Ind. 14.
Mrs. Perdue died of massive internal injuries after being thrown from a car that hit a utility pole, according to state police.
She was a passenger in the car, which was driven by Mrs. Shirley J. GAMBLE, 40, 109 Indiana avenue. Mrs. Gamble suffered lacerations to her scalp, left leg and left foot and a fractured hip. She was taken to Woodlawn hospital, then to St. Joseph's hospital in Kokomo where she is listed in poor condition.
Another passenger, Miss Terry MILLER, 22, 1022 Franklin avenue, suffered a broken thigh and lacerations to her forehead. She also was taken to Woodlawn, then transferred to Kokomo St. Joseph's hospital where she is listed in fair condition.
State police said Mrs. Gamble was driving west on the damp blacktop when for an unknown reason the car swerved off the south side of the highway and hit the utility pole. The car rolled over one complete revolution, coming to a stop on its wheels.
Both Mrs. Gamble and Mrs. Perdue were thrown from the car.
Mrs. Perdue was born Aug. 30, 1950 in Rocheter to Rolland D. and Martha L. ALLMAN NEWCOMER. She was employed at the Canterbury Manor nursing home and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Manitou Eagles Lodge.
Surviving are a brother, Ron D. NEWCOMER, Rocheter, and a sister, Mrs. Roger (Margaret) BRYANT, Rochester.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until the hour of service on Sunday.

Clarence O. Brown
Clarence O. BROWN, 92, Rochester, died about 6:15 p.m. Friday in Canterbury Manor nursing home.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Monday, May 3, 1976

Clarence O. Brown
Services were conducted this afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home for Clarence O. BROWN, 92, 823 Monroe street, who died at 8:20 .m. Friday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home. Pastor David FISH officiated and burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
He was born May 31, 1883 in West Virginia and had lived in Rochester for 21 years, moving from California.
He was married to Nettie M. SIDEL, who preceded in death. He was a carpenter and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.
Surviving are three sons, James [BROWN], Spangle, Wash., Francis [BROWN], Brookings, Ore., and Lionel [BROWN], Phoenix, Ariz., and nine grandchildren. A daughter and a son preceded in death.

Eva E. Overly
Eva Elizabeth OVERLY, 83, Peru, a native of Fulton county, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the home of her daughter, Madeline MURPHY of Chili. She had lived with her daughter eight months.
She was born Aug. 22, 1892 in Fulton county to Samuel and Mary MILLER ROYER. Her first marriage was to Leslie HIVELY in 1910; he died in 1919. She was married to William OVERLY in 1924; he died in 1967. She was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. H. MURPHY, Chili, and Mrs. Patrick CLEARY, Panama City, Fla.; a son, Leo HIVELY, Scottsdale, Ariz.; six grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a brother, Orville ROYER, Peru, and a sister, Mrs. Ed MIRTIS, South Bend. A son and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann with the Rev. Curtis ROGERS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Esther A. Richardson
Mrs. Esther Ann RICHARDSON, 84, Mishawaka, died Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in her home following a three-month illness.
She was born in Akron on Jan. 15, 1892 to Elmer and Etta JUDD BYBEE and her marriage was in Akron on Aug. 11, 1912 to Adolph E. RICHARDSON, who died March 16, 1976. Mrs. Richardson moved to the South Bend-Mishawaka area from Montana in 1920. She was retired from the Studebaker corporation and was a 25-year member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 575, Rose Croix, South Bend, and a member of the Mishawaka Garden club.
Surviving are two sons, James A. [RICHARDSON], South Bend, and Paul L. [RICHARDSON], Granger, Ind.; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mary HATFIELD, Mishawaka.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Forest G. Hay and Son funeral home, 435 South Ironwood street, South Bend, with the Rev. Lyle LOOMIS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests any memorials be made to the donor's choice.

Martha R. Sampsel
Martha Ruth SAMPSEL, 85, R.R. 1, Rochester (Green Oak community), died Saturday at 1:15 p.m. in her home. She was ill for three months.
Born, Dec. 23, 1890 in Miami county to Henry and Geneva LAMBERT WELLER, she lived her entire life in Fulton and Miami counties. Her marriage was on Aug. 26, 1911 in Peru to Clarence "Pliny" SAMPSEL, who died Aug. 5, 1960. Mrs. Sampsel was a drainage contractor and a member of the Pleasant Hill church and the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Irene) KUHN, Akron; a son, Homer SAMPSEL, Rochester; five grandchildren, Mrs. Jeanine BURNS, Douglas SAMPSEL and Mike FREESE, all of Rochester; Phil FREESE, Berkeley, Cal., and Andy FREESE, Sacramento, Cal., and five great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were five brothers and three sisters.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Floyd E. Bowen
Floyd E. BOWEN, 63, Rochester nursing home, died there at 10:15 p.m. Saturday.
He was born Aug. 12, 1912 in Marshall county to Samuel and Lena PERKINS BOWEN. He had resided most of his life in Marshall and Fulton counties. He was a civil service employee in the air contitioning and refrigeration business. He was a Seabee during World War II.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Michael (Carolyn) KENNEDY, Carmel, Ind., and a nephew, Donald BOWEN, Indianapolis. A brother, John [BOWEN], died last January.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with John F. ROSS, Christian Scientist reader, officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 to 9 p.m. today and on Tuesday until time of service.

Marshall Carper
Marshall CARPER, 321 West LaPorte street, Plymouth, died of a coronary attack Saturday at 8 p.m.
He was born Dec. 7, 1917 in Delong to Alfred and Elizabeth BEERWERT CARPER. He was married to Dorothy WAGONER Feb. 22, 1941 in Plymouth.
Surviving are the wife and two daughters, Susan and Ellen [CARPER], both at home.
The Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth will have visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. and burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery.

Tuesday, May 4, 1976

Kenneth E. Phillips
Kenneth Eugene PHILLIPS, 33, Fort Lauderdale Lake, Fla., died Monday at his home.
He was born Dec. 25, 1942 in Anderson to Albert E. and Margaret L. BRASHER PHILLIPS, who rside at Mount Zion (R.R. 1, Rochester).
He lived in Rochester about 20 years and moved to Fort Lauderdale about 10 years ago. He had served on the Fort Lauderdale police department and was public information officer for the department at the time of his death. He was vice president of the Fraternal Order of Police and had been in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam war. He was a 1961 graduate of Rochester high school and was a former employee of The Rochester Sentinel.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Miss Mary PHILLIPS, Indianapolis; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Clara L. Carr
Mrs. Clara L. CARR, 90, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday at the Rochester nursing home. She formerly resided on Fulton avenue.
She was born Oct. 6, 1885 in Rochester to James and Emma MYERS GRAY and had resided all her life in Fulton county. She was married March 2, 1904 in Rochester to Harley L. CARR, who died in March of 1951. She was a member of the Rochester First Christian church and the World War II Mothers.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Delbert (Bernice) HOFFMAN, Rochester; two sons, R. Dean CARR, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Howard L. CARR, Lexington, Okla.; twelve grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Three sons preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday until time of service.

Wednesday, May 5, 1976

Alma L. Johnson
Miss Alma L. JOHNSON, 79, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital following several years illness.
She was born April 2, 1898 in Chicago to Oscar Hugh and Hanny JACOBSON JOHNSON. She was deputy city clerk in East Chicago prior to her retirement. She had resided here since 1951, moving from Munster.
Surviving are one brother, Carl T. JOHNSON, Dickson, Tenn., a sister, Mrs. Marie H. McREYNOLDS, Rochester. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Morris HOWELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Tressa Waltz
Tressa WALTZ, 83, Huntington, died Monday at 11:30 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home, Huntington, following a two-year illness.
She was born in Fulton county Sept. 13, 1892 to Daniel and Elizabeth SQUIRES BRYANT and was a resident of Huntington county 61 years. Her marriage was on March 1, 1915 in Fulton county to Omer F. WALTZ, who died in 1963.
Surviving are two sons, Lee and Paul [WALTZ], both of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Ann UPDIKE, Huntington, and Helen HARPER, Fort Wayne, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel HUNGATE, Toledo, O.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Deal and Robbins funeral home, Huntington. Burial will be in the Pilgrims Rest cemetery, Huntington. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Kenneth E. Phillips
Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Foster & Good funeral home for Kenneth Eugene PHILLIPS, 33, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who died Monday. The Rev. Paul STEPHENSON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The FOP will accord honor rites and the VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.
Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 6, 1976

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Friday, May 7, 1976

Ervin Dotson
Ervin DOTSON, 37, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been ill seven weeks.
He was born April 12, 1939 in Jamboree, Ky., to Joe and Elva DOTSON. His marriage was July 5, 1964 in Harley, Va. to Nayomia LESTER. She survives. He had resided in the Akron area 18 years, moving from Kentucky. He was an employee of Donnelly and Sons company of Warsaw. He had served two years with the U.S. Army and four years in the Army Reserve.
Also surviving are one daughter, Jennifer [DOTSON], and a son, James [DOTSON], both at home; three sistrs, Mrs. Maynard (Irene) HOOVER, Stopover, Ky.; Mrs. Eddie (Joyce Ann) MONTELONGO, Burket; Mrs. Karen WOLFORD, Jamboree, Ky.; two brothers, Glen DOTSON, Akron, and Avery DOTSON, Chicago; his mother, Mrs. Elva WOLFORD, Jamboree, Ky.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from noon on Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the family residence after 2 p.m. Sunday where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Luther BAILEY will officiate. Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery east of Akron.

Fred E. Clark
Fred E. CLARK, 69, R.R. 3, Wabash, died Thursday at 9:44 a.m. in the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born Oct. 9, 1906 in Mentone to Charles and Bessie BRYANT CLARK. His marriage was Nov. 27, 1930, in Silver Lake to Dortha DRUDGE. She died Aut. 14, 1961. He had resided in Wabash 39 years. He was a retired employee of the General Tire and Rubber company at Wabash and a member of the South Side United Methodist church in Wabash.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Truman STORY, Mrs. Donald ROSS, and Mrs. Arlen KENDALL, all of Wabash, and Mrs. George FYHRLUND, Pengilly, Minnesota; his mother, of LaFontaine, Ind.; three brothers, Guy CLARK and Ancil CLARK, both of Warsaw; DeVerl CLARK, Boulder, Colo.; one sister, Mrs. F. HAGGERFELD, Niles, Mich.; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Eddingfield funeral home in Wabash. The Revs. Harold JOYCE and Elwood WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in Falls cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 8, 1976

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Monday, May 10, 1976

William A. Nichols
William Allen "Bill" NICHOLS, 26, 500 Ohio street, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital of injuries sustained when he was hit by a limb while bulldozing trees Friday afternoon.
County Police Capt. Richard ROE, who was called to the scene with County Policeman Mark RODRIGUEZ, said that Nichols was poked in the chest by a tree limb on the Neil MOORE farm on the Olsen road three-fourths of a mile east of U.S. 31.
The accident occurred about 4:50 p.m. Friday on a farm formerly owned by Ralph HELT. Nichols complained of pain the the chest and back as he was being taken ot e hospital, Roe said.
Nichols was born April 20, 1950 in Hammond to Carl and Helen THOMAS NICHOLS and had lived in Rochester most of his life. He was a farmer by occupation.
Surviving with the parns are two sisters, Mrs. J. C. (Beverly) EATMON, Rochester, and Miss JoAnn NICHOLS, Fort Wayne; a broher, John NICHOLS, Macy, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Effie NICHOLS, Winamac. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call today from 2 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time of service.

Lucius Thommen
Last rites were held this morning at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Logansport for Lucius C. THOMMEN, 76, native of Rochester who died Saturday at 12:40 a.m. in Logansport Memorial hospital. Mr. Thommen, a Logansport resident, was born in this city Dec. 31, 1899, the son of Frederick and Carrie BEEHLER THOMMEN. His marriage was Aug. 19, 1929, at Kankakee, Ill., to Mabel JOHNSON, who survives.
Mr. Thommen was owner of the J. F. Murdock Insurance agency in Logansport until his retirement in 1967 and previously had been cashier and manager of the Fulton bank from 1918-36.
He was a member of the Calvary Presbyterian church and of the Elks lodge in Logansport.
Also surviving ar one sister, Mrs. Bernice STOOKEY, Peru, and nieces and nephews. Burial will in the I.O.O.F. cemetry here.

Tuesday, May 11, 1976

Ethel C. Geier
Mrs. Ethel C. GEIER, 83, 505 Madison street, died at 3:35 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital. She had been ill two years.
She was born June 7, 1892 in Fulton to Clinton and Ida GUISE MILLER. Her marriage was March 5, 1910, to Charles E. GEIER. He died July 4, 1952. She had resided all her life in the Rochester area and was a member of the WCTU.
Surviving are one daughter, Lura GEIER of San Pedro, Cal.; a grandson, Robert C. GEIER, Knox; one great-grandson; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Estil (Mary) GEIER of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Edna HENDERSON, Kokomo. One son preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Vernon KNIGHT will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 12, 1976

Hester Miller
Mrs. Hester MILLER, 79, 1402 Elm street, died at 4:35 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home. She had been ill 3 1/2 years.
She was born March 21, 1897 in Cass county to Harry and Emma MILLER FERGUSON. Her marriage was Jan. 22, 1919 in Logansport to Elmer H. MILLER. He survives. She had resided in Rochester 3 1/2 years, moving from Macy. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church, past-president of the WSCS, a member of the WCTU in Miami county and the Macy Eastern Star.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Paul [MILLER] of Macy, and Donald [MILLER] of Plymouth; a daughter, Mrs. Lois HAUSER, Akron; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, John FERGUSON, Lockport, Ill., and George FERGUSON, of Cass county. One daughter and one granddaughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Terry SHUMAKER will officiate. Burial will be in Royal Center. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Claud Easterday
Claud EASTERDAY, 78, Forsythe, Mont. died Monday afternoon in the Forsythe hospital. He was the brother of Mrs. Ethel KINDIG of R.R. 3, Rochester.
Mr. Easterday was born Sept. 5, 1897, in Rochester to Alex and Caroline McCARTER EASTERDAY.
Two brothers preceded in death.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Forsythe.

Thursday, May 13, 1976

Edna M. Swango
Mrs. Edna Marie SWANGO, 69, 720 East 12th street, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted Sunday evening.
She was born March 12, 1907, in Rochester, the daughter of Jacob and Emma FLYNN GOOD. Her marriage was Dec. 19, 1925 in Rochester to William Edgar SWANGO. He died Oct. 20, 1956. She had lived her life in this area and attended the Assembly of God church.
Surviving are a son, Junior Eugene SWANGO, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Virginia) McFARLAND and Mrs. Lowell (Evelyn) McFARLAND, both of Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ed (Dorlene) CARPENTER, Rochester; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a brother, William GOOD and a sister, Mrs. Willie (Leona) SWANGO, both of Rochester.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Assembly of God church. The Rev. Clifton E. WILKINS will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 4 p.m. Thursday. The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, May 14, 1976

[no obits]

Saturday, May 15, 1976

Maggie H. Kelly
Mrs. Maggie Helen KELLY, 78, Louisville, Ky., died at 2 a.m. Friday in Louisville.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret SNIDER, Louisville; seven sons, Richard, Cecil, Tommy, Henry and Morton "Doc" KELLY, all of Louisville; J. P. KELLY, Taylorsville, Ky., and Van KELLY, Rochester; fifteen grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. The husband Van KELLY, preceded in death.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. EDT Monday in the W. G. Hardy-Shively funeral home, 4101 Dixie Highway, Louisville, and burial will be at 1 p.m. EDT in the Kelly family cemetery at Mount Sterling, Ky. Friends may call after 3 p.m. EDT today.

Monday, May 17, 1976

Florence W. Hodson
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Welsheimer funeral home at South Bend for Mrs. Florence W. HODSON, 84, who died Sunday at 5 a.m. at the Milton Home in South Bend, where she had resided the past three years. Death came following an extended illness.
Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery at South Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Hodson was a native of Detroit but had resided in South Bend since 1900. She was a former home economics teacher in the South Bend schools and served as a member of the board of school trustees of that city. Her husband, Milo G. HODSON, preceded in death in 1968.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Margery) OVERMYER, Rochester, and Mrs. Ed (Joan) STUTEVILLE, Lake Bluff, Ill.; one son, Richard G. HODSON, South Bend twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

George R. Hess
George Russell HESS, 67, died early Sunday mornig at his residence four miles northeast of Rochester.
He was born Feb. 19, 1909 in Hamilton, O., the son of George Frank and Grace ANDERSON HESS. His marriage was in 1933 to Helen BOUVIE. She survives. He was a former field representative for the Fulton County Farm Bureau and a resident of this area 30 years.
Also surviving are one son, George E. HESS, Roanoke; one daughter, Mrs. Albert (Dora Mae) QUINN, Walton; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson, one brother, Clifford W. HESS, Rochester. His step-father, Washington HAMLETT, Preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hillcrest Baptist church. The Rev. Arthur HICKS will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Everett R. Moyer
Services were this afteroon in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna for Everett R. MOYER, 70, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died in Logansport Memorial hospital at 6:03 p.m. Friday.
The Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiated and burial was in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mr. Moyer was born March 2, 1906 in Rugby, N.D., to John and Nina SMITH MOYER. He was married to Eva COSTELLO June 23, 1929 in Royal Center. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Metea Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert [MOYER], R.R. 2, Plymouth, and George [MOYER], Union, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Marlene JONES, Stone Mountain, Ga., and Mrs. Joan TRUAX, Pitsboro, Ind.; two brothers, Glen [MOYER], Flora, and Eugene [MOYER], Raceland, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Mildred THESKEN, Raceland, Ky.; eighteen grandchildre; three great-grandchildren. A son, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Jeanette Mae McGowen
Mrs. Jeanette Mae McGOWEN, 60, Radcliff, Ky., died at 3:05 a.m. Sunday in the Ireland Army hospital at Fort Knox, Ky.
A native of Plymouth, she was born March 19, 1916 to Sinclair and Lucy BOYD. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Radcliff, Ky. Her marriage was to Welcome E. McGOWEN, who survives.
Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Johna PURDY of Argos; her mother, Mrs. Lucy BOYD, Plymouth; one grandson; a brother, Orin K. BOYD, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma PASLEY, Plymouth; and Mrs. Bernice Ann SHAFER, Argos.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the NelsonEdelen-Bennett funeral home in Radcliff, Ky. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the old Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.

Tuesday, May 18, 1976 to Thursday, May 20, 1976

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Friday, May 21, 1976

Vaughn G. Lane
Vaughn G. LANE, 74, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday in the Murphy Medical Center at Warsaw. He was a patient nine days following an illness of one year.
He was born July 27, 1901, in Mier, Ind., to Norman and Bertha SPENCER LANE. His marriage was Feb. 2, 1940 in Hamilton, O. to Zette PEAK. She died in 1971. He had lived in the Rochester area 15 years, moving from Converse and Fulton. While a resident of Fulton, he owned and operated a restaurant in that community. He also was a rural carrier for The Sentinel.
Surviving are two daughtrs, Mrs. Warren (Dorothy) HULBERT, Fayette, O., and Mrs. Donald (Gertrude) PACE, Marion, Ind.; one son, Charles S. BINGLE, R.R. 5, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren. One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Ray OVIATT will officiate. Burial will be in the Trail Kill cemetery in Swayzee. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and Saturday until the hour of service.

Saturday, May 22, 1976

[no obits]

Monday, May 24, 1976

L. Faughn McFadden
Mrs. L. Faughn McFADDEN, 82, Mentone, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday enroute to Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw.
She was born May 31, 1893 in Tippecanoe township of Marshall county to Dillman and Rhoda KING FOLTZ and resided in Mentone for 13 years, moving from Tipecanoe. She was married Dec. 17, 1955 to William McFADDEN, who survives. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Lyman (Jeannette) MOLLENHOUR, Mentone; two grandchildren, and a great-granddaugter.
Services will be Wedesday at 1:30 p.m. in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Clarence H. Robbins
Clarence H. "Buck" ROBBINS, 65, San Antonio, Tex., died Saturday at 4:20 p.m. in the Northeast Baptist hospital, San Antonio.
Mr. Robbins was born Nov. 15, 1910 at Knox to Henry ROBBINS and Edna REID and he lived in Logansport until this past April. His marriage was June 5, 1934 in Chicago to Geraldine GRAY, who survives. A retired machine repairman at the Studebaker corporation in South Bend, Mr. Robbins was a member of the Yorktown Road church of Christ, Logansport.
Surviving with the wife are three sons, James John [ROBBINS], Abilene, Tex.; Kenneth [ROBBINS], Logansport, and Larry [ROBBINS], Pasadena, Tex.; three daughters, Ms. Jean ROBBINS, Abilene; Mrs. Judy HERNANDEZ, San Antonio, and Mrs. Linda L. LINDA [?], Minot, N.D.; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude BOPE, Hamlet, and Mrs. Lena PETERS, Bourbon and twenty grandchildren. Preceding in death were one son, one brother, one sister and three grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Harrison Garden Chapel, Kewanna, with Anthony LALLI officiating. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Vivian L. Fairfield
Vivian Lucretia FAIRFIELD, 75, Kewanna, died Sunday at 2:20 p.m. at the Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac.
She was born May 26, 1900 in Elwood to Robert F. HANSBERRY and Blanche M. PHILLIPS and her marriage was on Aug. 25, 1933 in Brownstown to Darril C. FAIRFIELD, who died Oct. 16, 1955, Mrs. Fairfield was a retired nurse's aide.
Surviving are one son, John R. [FAIRFIELD], San Jose, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia S. HENNING, Lowell, and Mrs. Sara MERSCH, R.R. 4, Rochester; one brother, Clifford HANSBERRY, Nashville, Ind.; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in deth.
Services will be Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Harrison Garden Chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be in the Azoma cemetery, Elwood, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Elmer D. Sarber
Elmer D. SARBER, 74, R.R. 1, Mentone, died Saturday at 9:50 p.m. in Murphy Medical Center, Warsaw. He had been in ill health several months.
He was born March 31, 1902 in Mentone to Amacy and Bertha SMITH SARBER and had resided all his life in the Mentone area. He was a farmer and a member of he Mentone United Methodist church. He was married March 1, 1924 in Warsaw to Esther HORN, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Eugene [SARBER], Mentone; two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Fay) WHETSTONE, Mentone, and Mrs. Zelda BRUBAKER, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Leroy (Mabel) NORRIS, Mentone; ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Tuesday, May 25, 1976

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Wednesday, May 26, 1976

Roy J. Harrison
A 47-year-old Rochester man was killed when an automobile loading ramp, which had fallen from a truck, was thrown into his chest on Interstate 70 in Putnam county Tuesday night.
State police in Putnam county said Roy J. HARRISON, 230 West 18th street, was killed instantly about 9:30 p.m. when a truck struck the ramp, sending it against Harrison as he stood alongside the highway.
The ramp apparently fell from an automobile carrier truck and Harrison's auto and another vehicle ran over the ramp. Authorities said Harrison parked his car off the highway and had walked back to remove the ramp from the road was was waiting for the truck to pass.
The accident occurred eight miles east of the Greencastle exit on Interstate 70 and authorities said Harrison was returning home with his wife from Oklahoma, where they attended Mrs. Harrison's father's funeral.
Harrison's body is to be returned here and funeral arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.
Among the survivors are the wife, Hazel [HARRISON], at home.

Thursday, May 27, 1976

Roy J. Harrison
Services for Roy J. HARRISON, 47, 230 West 18th street, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 3, p.m. today and until the hour of service Friday.
F&AM Lodge 79 will conduct services at 8 o'clock tonight at the funeral home, followed by Eastern Star memorial services.
Mr. Harrison was killed about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when a loading ramp which had fallen from an automobile carrier was thrown against hime on Interstate 70 in Putnam county. Mr. Harrison had stopped his car and was preparing to help get the ramp off the highway when a passing truck ran over the ramp, flipping it against Mr. Harrison.
He was born April 4, 1929 in Texas to Roy and Hassie SCHILLING HARRISON, who reside in Carthage, Texas. He moved to Rochester nine years ago from Albion, Mich. He was married May 16, 1949 in Bristow, Okla., to Hazel CHANDLER, who survives. He was a well driller and was a member of F&AM Lodge 79, Scottish Rite of South Bend an was associate patron of Eastern Star 70.
Surviving with the wife and parents are two sons, Terry L. [HARRISON], 318 West 10th street, and Jerry R. [HARRISON], LaPorte; three granddaughters, Laura and Kelli [HARRISON], both of Rochester, and Cheri [HARRISON], LaPorte; three sisters, Mrs. Prentice (Bobbie) SCHAFFNER and Mrs. Marilyn Sue MITCHELL, both of Carthage, Texas, and Mrs. Dorsey (Dorothy) CLEVELAND, of Shreveport, La., and a brother, Danny [HARRISON], of Carthage, Texas.

Ned B. Igo
Ned B. IGO, 49, Mentone, died Wednesday at 4:50 a.m. in Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital.
He was born March 21, 1927 in Kosciusko county to Ernest and Lena TUCKER IGO and lived in the Mentone area his entire life. Mr. Igo's marriage was on April 9, 1949 in Mentone to Mary BAKER, who survives. Owner and operator of the Mentone Service Center and the Igo Oil company, he was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church, Mentone American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Kosciusko County Shrine club, VFW in Warsaw and was a World War II veteran.
Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. Lena IGO, Mentone; a son, DeWayne [IGO], Mentone; two daughters, Mrs. Ken (Diana) MANN and Darlene IGO, both of Warsaw; a brother, Miles [IGO], Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Wayne {Shirley) SMALLEY, Beaver Dam lake, and one grandson.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today. Masonic services will be at 8 o'clock tonight.

Paul E. Shull
Paul E. SHULL, 71, Kewanna, died Wednesday at 8 p.m. in his home following an illness of several years.
Mr. Shull was born Aug. 5, 1904 in White county to Charles and Zerbynette HICKMAN SHULL and was married Sept. 15, 1928 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Opal SPENCER, who survives. A member of Kewanna Masonic Lodge 546, he was a retired driver for the Ritz-Craft Trailer corporation, Argos.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Sharlene HAIMBAUGH, Kewanna, and Mrs. Dana NICHOLS, Madison, Wis.; two sons, Charles [SHULL], Warsaw, and William [SHULL], McHenry, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Harrison Garden Chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be at the Riverview cemetery, Monticello. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday. Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Friday.

Tuesday, June 1, 1976

Robert W. Wagoner
Robert W. WAGONER, 60, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient for two days. A farmer, he resided on Park street across from Rochester high school. He was born June 20, 1915 near Rochester to Fred and Amanda OVERMYER WAGONER and had resided all his life in this community. He was married Sept. 9, 1939 in Rochester to Mary K. JOHNSON, who survives. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse association.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Connie) HOUSER, R.R. 1, Rochester; four sons, Robert J. [WAGONER], R.R. 1, Rocheter; Richard G. [WAGONER], and James D. [WAGONER], both R.R. 6, Rochester, and Thomas J. [WAGONER], Miami, Ind.; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Esther WAGONER and Mrs. Glen (Margaret) MINGLIN, both of Muncie, and Mrs. Ruth TURNER, Ashtabula, O.; three brothers, Merrell and Frederick [WAGONER], both R.R. 6, Rochester, and Russell [WAGONER], R.R. 4, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Two grandchildren, three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.
Rits were this afternoon in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, June 2, 1976

Julia A. Felder
Mrs. Julia Alice FELDER, 97, Granger, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital in South Bend. She was born Feb. 1, 1879 in Gilead to Louis and Elizabeth DIELMAN EBER. Her marriage was to Louis E. FELDER. He died Sept. 4, 1950. She had spent morst of her life in Fulton county, moving here from Fort Wayne. She had resided recently with her grand-niece in Granger.
Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. C. V. (Lola) TAYLOR, Lake Tahoe, Cal.; Mrs. Percy (Helen) Van OSDALE, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Stanley (Ruth) BROWN, South Bend, who was reared by Mrs. Felder; one sister, Mrs. John (Lola) FELDER, San Mateo, Cal.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. David HEYWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

John H. Wolfe
John H. WOLFE, 84, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
He was born Oct. 28, 1891 in Fulton county to John and Emmie HAWKINS WOLF. His marriage was to Dessie OVERMYER. She died in 1970. He was a retired signalman on the Erie-Lackawanna railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America and the Mondern Woodmen. He attended the Community church at Lake Bruce.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Juanite GRANHOLM, Kewanna; Mrs. Chola McCLEAN, Beaver Dam; one son, John T. [WOLFE], Logansport; 12 grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. One son, a grandson, one sister and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. The Rev. David FRETTINGER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Leiters Ford. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Thursday, June 3, 1976 to Friday, June 4, 1976

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Saturday, June 5, 1976

John W. Gray
John Willis GRAY, 57, 1225 Lakeshore drive, died about 9:15 a.m. Friday of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. The body was discovered about 10:15 a.m. by Arnold SNIPES, the postman, who summoned authoritities.
He was born Dec. 2, 1918 in Denver, Ind., to Richard M. and Gertrude E. SUNDAY GRAY, who preceded in death. He had resided most of his life in Fulton county. He was married April 17, 1955 in Rochester to Ruth E. BUNCH, who died Jan. 24, 1974. He owned and operated Gray's 66 service station at 918 Main street. He held a life membership in the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Cora K. BENNER, Warsaw; Mrs. Arthur (Mary E.) WISE, Burket; Mrs. Wayne (Lois) WOOLLEY, both of Akron; three brothers, Ed, Bob and Bud [GRAY], all of Akron, and nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Richard and Clifford [GRAY], preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at 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 from 2 to 9 p.m. today and on Sunday until time of service.

Lynn L. Landis
Lynn L. LANDIS, 71, R.R. 2, North Manchester, retired hospital administrator, died Friday at 7 p.m. in Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born Dec. 19, 1904 in Nebraska to J. Elmer and Cora WASHINGTON LANDIS and lived in North Manchester 5 1/2 years, moving from Mentone. He was married to Rose Anna EBBINGHOUS on Dec. 25, 1954; she survives.
Also surviving are the following children, Lloyd [LANDIS], Warsaw; Leroy [LANDIS], Knox; Mrs. Earl (Loretta) MOORE, Macy; Mrs. John (Lorene) HOOVER, North Manchester, and Lisa LANDIS, at home; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. F. M. CASTLE, Morgan, Utah; Mrs. Robert CAPEL, Nacogboches, Texas, and Mrs. Ruth GREPIN, Macy; a brother, Max LANDIS, Macy.
Friends may call at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester after 2 p.m. Sunday, where services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery.

Monday, June 7, 1976

Frances L. Wesla
Mrs. Frances Leona WESLA, 93, former resident of 422 East Ninth street, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital.
She was born May 19, 1883 in Nashville, Tenn. to Delbert and Sarah HOLT RICKER. Her marriage was May 7, 1917 in Muncie to Frank WESLA. He died Feb. 15, 1964. She had resided in Rochester 35 years, moving from Connersville. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Rochester.
Surviving are two sons, Herbert A. SILER, Muncie, and Arthur M. SILER, Connersville; seven grandchildre and great-grandchildren. One son, James M. SILER, preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. M. B. KENT will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2 and 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Andrew Darius Moore
Andrew Darius MOORE, the six-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Teresa MALLETT MOORE, R.R. 4, Rocheter, died early Saturday morning of suffocation due to strangulation in an accident at home. He was born Nov. 29, 1975 in Plymouth.
Surviving with the parents are one sister, Angela [MOORE]; one brother, Neil [MOORE]; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Joan MALLETT, London, England; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Neil MOORE, Exenia, O., and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Beryl DURBIN, Pekin, Ill.
Services were to be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEVENSON officiating. Burial was to be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, June 8, 1976

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Wednesday, June 9, 1976

Arthur L. Luty
Arthur L. LUTY, 80, Tiosa, died this morning at Woodlawn hospital at 6:45 o'clock. He had been hospitalized three days and in ill health three months.
Born May 8, 1896, near Bourbon, he was the son of John and Minnie CAVANAH LUTY and had lived in the Tiosa community 27 years, moving from Bremen.
His marriage was May 5, 1916, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Hazel STEPHENSON, who survives. Mr. Luty was a retired farmer and employee of the county highway department.
He was a member of the Inwood United Methodist church and attended the Tiosa Brethren church.
Also surviving are an adopted son, Dwight LUTY, Chandler, Ariz.; two grandsons; one granddaughter; one half-sister, Mrs. Harry (Ella) HILLIS, Sarasota, Fla.; two brothers, Carl [LUTY], R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, and Kenneth [LUTY], R.R. 2, Bourbon. A son, Robert [LUTY], died in infancy.
Rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. John SHULTZ officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The family requests memorials to the heart fund.

Thursday, June 10, 1976

Edd Mathias
Edd MATHIAS, 88, R.R. 6, Rochester, died today at 6:20 a.m. at Canterbury Manor after an illness of five years.
Born Oct. 12, 1887, in Richland township, he was the son of Jacob and Mary REAP MATHIAS and had lived in the Green Oak community 40 years. His marriage was Nov. 2, 1912, in Rochester to Nellie HORTON, who died in 1970. Mr. Mathias was a retired farmer and member of the Macy Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Phyllis) ENYART, R.R. 6, Rochester; one granddaughter, Mrs. Clifford (Nelda) MIKESELL, R.R. 1, Kewanna; one grandson, David ENYART; one great-granddaughter and one sister, Mrs. Arthur (Bessie) PERRY, Foley, Ala.
Last rites will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday until the hour of service.

Vada S. Rhodes
Mrs. Vada S. RHODES, 80, Tippecanoe, died today at 8:30 a.m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. Robert (Minnie) LEWALLEN, Tippecanoe, following a six-month illness.
She was born Sept. 19, 1895 in Bremen to Lincoln and Caroline SCHWEISBERGER RANSTEAD, and her marriage was June 22, 1926 in Bremen to Arnold RHODES, who died Nov. 27, 1975. A retired postal clerk at the Tippecanoe postofice, Mrs. Rhodes was a member of the Tippecanoe Home Economics club.
Surviving with the sister are four nieces and three nephews. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, June 11, 1976

Woodrow D. Alspach
Woodrow D. ALSPACH, 62, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the Indiana university hospital in Indianapolis after a lengthy illness.
Born Oct. 27, 1913, an Allen township of Miami county, he was the son of Silas and Ellie SECOR ALSPACH, and had spent his lifetime in this area. He was married in 1935 to Margaret COOPER, who survives. He was a farmer and a member of the Macy Christian church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are four daughters, Becky Lynn [ALSPACH], at home; Mrs. Terry (Patsy) CAVE, R.R. 1, Akron; Mrs. Donna BARTLETT, Charleston, S.C.; Mrs. Dixie WIGGINS, Riverside, Cal.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; the father and one sister, Kathryn ALSPACH, R.R. 1, Akron.
One grandchild, one brother and the mother preceded in death.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Anna Sweeney
Mrs. Anna SWEENEY, 88, Kokomo, died Thursday morning at the home of her son, Joe SWEENEY of Rochester.
Surviving with her son are three grandchildren, Cheryl, Maureen and Michael SWEENEY, all of Rochester.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Joan of Arc church in Kokomo. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery in Kokomo. Friends may call at the Fenn funeral home in Kokomo after 5 p.m. today.

Charles N. Sweet
Charles N. SWEET, 53, 10th and Madison streets, died at the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis early this morning.
Final rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Saturday, June 12, 1976

Ralph Shafer
Ralph SHAFER, 78, Akron, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Bluffton clinic at Bluffton.
He was born April 23, 1888 in Carroll county to Bert and Rose SHOCK SHAFER. His marriage was to Cleo HARTZLER in 1927. She survives. He was an employee of the Karl Gast company in Akron. He was a member of the Akron Church of God.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Paul [SHAFER], Warsaw, and John [SHAFER], Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Irene BOXELL, Warren, and Mrs. Helen MARTIN, Logansport; one step-brother, Everett WANSLEY, Bluffton.
Final arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Charles N. Sweet
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Charles N. SWEET Sr., 53, former resident at 10th and Madison streets, who died at 6 a.m. Friday in the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis.
Mr. E. R. BRUCE will officiate. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home. Full military rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion.
He was born June 19, 1922 in Rochester to Charles E. and Withelma NELSON SWEET. He had lived most of his life in the Rochester area. He was veteran of World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Rochester Eagles lodge and a lifetime member of the Goshen and Rochester American Legion home.
Surviving are three sons, Charles [SWEET] Jr., Bristol, and David and Denny [SWEET], both of Red Oak, Ia.; two daughters, Diane SWEET, Red Oak, Ia., and Mrs. Robert (Frances) OTTMAN, Goshen; one step-daughter, Mrs. Kay RICO, Indianapolis; two brothers, William [SWEET], Rochester, and James [SWEET], Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Hazel PERDUE Red Oak, Ia. Two brothers preceded in death.

Rose Mary Simon
Private rites were conducted Thursday in the St. Mary's cemetery in Evergreen Park, Ill., for Mrs. Rose Mary SIMON, 86, Manitou Manor resident, who died Tuesday.
Surviving is one son, Bernard SIMON, of Rochester.
The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Arnold Conley
Arnold CONLEY, 39, former resident of 430 1/2 Indiana avenue, died early this morning at the Logansport State hospital.
Among the survivors are his mother, Mrs. Mary CONLEY of Rochester.
Services are tentatively set for Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Monday, June 14, 1976

Arnold Conley
Rites were held at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home this afternoon for Arnold CONLEY, 39, former resident of 430 1/2 Indiana avenue, who died early Saturday at the Logansport state hospital.
The Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiated and burial was in the Citizens cemetery. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mary CONLEY, Rochester; an aunt, Mrs. Martha CONLEY, also of Rochester; nieces and nephews.

Ralph Shafer
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God for Ralph SHAFER, 78, Akron, who died Friday evening in the Bluffton clinic.
Officiating at the services will be the Revs. Harold CONRAD, J. D. THOMASON and Lowell BURRIS. Burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery southeast of Akron. Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

John F. Heiden Jr.
John F. HEIDEN Jr., 50, R.R. 2, Walkerton, died Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the LaPorte hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident on June 11.
He was born in LaPorte Feb. 4, 1926. His marriage was Sept. 4, 1946, in Kewanna to Margaret KRUZICK, who survives. Mr. Heiden was an operating engineer for Seneca Petroleum company, and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Rochester Moose lodge and the Logansport Eagles lodge, captain of the Lincoln township volunteer fire department and vice prsident of the Fish Lake Conservation club.
Also surviving are two sons, Jack and Kenneth [HEIDEN], both of Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra HEATH, Glenwood, N.M., and Miss Linda HEIDEN, LaPorte; four grandchildren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. HEIDEN Sr., Logansport; three brothers, Carl [HEIDEN], Plymouth; Robert [HEIDEN], Kewanna, and Sgt. Donald [HEIDEN], Homestead, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs. Janet McCARTY, and Mrs. Marieann ACTION, both of Logansport.
Rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Essling funeral home at LaPorte with the Rev. Eugene HOFFMAN officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery at Winamac. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mabel L. Thommen
Mrs. Mabel L. THOMMEN, 73, Logansport, died this morning at 8:30 a.m. in Memorial hospital at Logansport.
Born Jan. 4, 1903, in Carroll county, she was the daughter of Marcellu and Sarah BURNS JOHNSON. A retired school teacher, she was married Aug. 19, 1929, in Kankakee, Ill., to Lucius C. THOMMEN, who died May 8, 1976.
Mrs. Thommen taught at Noble township, Metea, Royal Center, and Peru. She was a member of the Calvary Presbyterian church in Logansport, the Fulton Eastern Star, Ladies of the Elks at Logansport and Hospital Guild at Logansport.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Margaret BRANNAN, Elkhart, and Mrs. Lee ECKERLE, Zionsville, three brothers, James and Delbert JOHNSON, both of North Manchester, and Claude JOHNSON, Sarona, Wis., and nieces and nephews.
Rites will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Loganspot with the Rev. Earl DAVIDSON officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kenneth E. Cranmer
Kenneth E. CRANMER, 68, Kewanna, died Sunday at 11 p.m. at Memorial hospital in Michigan City after a two-year illness.
Born April 1, 1908, in White county, he was the son of Luther and Ruey HANAWAY CRANMER, had lived in Kewanna since 1937, and most of his life in Fulton county. His marriage was June 10, 1953, to Betty FENSTERMAKER, who died June 20, 1973. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. John (Beatrice) EBER, Rochester; one brother, Vernon [CRANMER], South Bend; one niece, Mrs. Mary Jane WAGONER, R.R. 2, Rochester; and two nephews, Dale and Alan CRANMER, South Bend.
Rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery at Chalmers. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and until hour of service Wednesday.

M. Sam Sellers
Marvin Sam SELLERS, 33, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 9:35 a.m. Saturday at the Osteopathic hospital in South Bend, where he had been a patient two days.
Born Dec. 29, 1942, in Marshall county, he was the son of Henry and Dorothy FREESE SELLERS and had spent most of his life in Marshall county. Mr. Sellers was owner and operator of Superior Electric in Culver and was a member of the Mentone Flying Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Michelle Renae and Christina K. [SELLERS], both of Tempe, Ariz.; his parents, R.R. 1, Culver; three sisters, Mrs. James (Marilyn) GIBBS, Elkhart; Miss Marlene SELLERS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Rodney (Marcia) EDGINTON, R.R. 1, Culver, and two brothers, Marion [SELLERS], Plymouth, and Martin [SELLERS], R.R. 1, Culver.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Grossman funeral home with burial in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 15, 1976

Wednesday, June 16, 1976

Ferrell Saner
Mrs. Ferrell SANER, 70, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 12:30 a.m. today at her home after a three-year illness.
Born Jan. 6, 1906, in Miami county, she was the daughter of Ernest and Ethel CLEMANS SCHINDLER and had spent her life in the Macy and Akron communities. Her marriage was Aug. 28, 1926, at Peru to Homer SANER, who survives. Mrs. Saner was a member of the Akron Church of God and WCTU.
Also surviving are five sons, Loyd, Roy and Charles [SANER], all of Akron; Robert [SANER], Rochester, and Fred [SANER], Silver Lake; sixteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one step-sister, Mrs. Luroy BICK, Rocheter, and one step-brother, William SMITH, Rocheter. Two sisters preceded in death.
Last rites will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church an hour before the service.

Thursday, June 17, 1976

Monica Christine Soles
Graveside services were conducted at 9:30 a.m. today in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here for Monica Christine SOLES, infant daughter of William and Irene HERRELL SOLES, R.R. 3, Rolchester. The child was stillborn at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
The Rev. Harold WELLER officiated at the services. The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving with the parents are her twin, Dawn Marie [SOLES]; one brother, William H. [SOLES], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank WEIR, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Ray HERRELL, Abbotsford, Wis.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert SOLES, Montauk, N.Y.

Frank J. Neu
Frank J. NEU, 89, Indianapolis, died Wednesday morning at the St. Paul Hermitage retirement center, Beach Grove.
A summer resident of Lake Manitou since 1917, Mr. Neu was born in Indianapolis in 1886 and was married to Emma M. NEU, who survives. He was the past president of J. B. Neu and Sons wholesale furniture, Indianapolis, where he was employed 75 years.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Harriett PIERLE and Mrs. Rosemarie SWIEZY, both of Indianapolis, and three sons, Frank B., Edward L. and John A. [NEU], all of Indianapolis.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the St. Paul Hermitage and friends may call at the G. H. Herrmann Maison Avenue funeral home, 5141 Madison avenue, Indianapolis, after 2 p.m. today and at the Hermitage at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Friday, June 18, 1976

Hazel Williams
Mrs. Hazel WILLIAMS, 60, sister of Everett RUSSELL, Fulton county assessor, died in Milwaukee, Ore. Wednesday following a four-month illness.
She was born Feb. 15, 1916 in Pulaski county to Clark and Eva WILDERMUTH RUSSELL. Her marriage was Oct. 24, 1948 in Denver, Colo., to Paul WILLIAMS, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Nancy [WILLIAMS], and Mrs. Kenneth (Karen) POTTS; four sisters, Mrs. Lucy GUISE, Monterey; Mrs. Jack (Jane) CROY, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Joe (Ray) WILMER, Colonial Heights, Va., and Mrs. James (Nina) SANDERS, Mishawaka; six brothers, Howard [RUSSELL], Plymouth; Everett [RUSSELL], Rochester; Verne [RUSSELL], Denver, Colo; John [RUSSELL], Niles, Mich.; James [RUSSELL], Granger, and Tom [RUSSELL], Valparaiso.
Services will be Saturday at 4 p.m. in Milwaukee, Ore. Burial will be at Portland, Ore. The Peake funeral home is in charge of arrangements. The family has requested that memorials other than flowers be made to the Cancer Society.

John F. Heiden Sr.
John F. HEIDEN Sr., 75, Twelve Mile, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Feb. 18, 1901 in Chicago Heights, Ind. to Charles and Edna KRUEGER HEIDEN. His marriage was to Nettie HOWELL on Oct. 31, 1924 in LaPorte. She survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges at Logansport.
Also surviving are three sons, Carl [HEIDEN], R.R. 5, Plymouth; Robert [HEIDEN], R.R. 1, Kewanna, and T-Sgt Donald HEIDEN, Homestead Air Force Base, Fla.; two daughters, Janet McCARTY, R.R. 5, Logansport, and Mary Ann ACTON, Logansport; sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Louis, Elmer and H.J. [HEIDEN], all of LaPorte. One son and two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. Frederick SNYDER will officiate. Burial will be in the Ever-rest memorial park in Cass county. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Nina M. Richardson
Mrs. Nina M. RICHARDSON, 76, died Friday morning in Ormond Beach, Fla. A native of Macy, she was born June 10, 1900, the daughter of James and Romania HOOVER HURST. Her marriage was in October, 1922, to Thomas RICHARDSON, who died in 1964.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carol RICHARDSON, Ormond Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Patricia FOLEY, Albuquerque, N.M.; two sister, Mrs. Ruth QUICK, Macy, and Mrs. Esther HAINES, Boca Raton, Fla.; eight grandchildren. Preceding in death were one son and two brothers.
Rites are pending at the McCain funeral home.

Monday, June 21, 1976

Nina M. Richardson
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the McCain funeral home for Mrs. Nina RICHARDSON, 76, native of Macy, who died Friday morning in Ormand Beach, Fla.
The Rev. Chester WALTHER will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery in Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Marie Turner
Miss Marie TURNER, who introduced a generation of local school children to the fundamentals of education, died at the age of 83 years Sunday at 1:40 p.m. Death came at Canterbury Manor, where she had resided since June 2, and followed a three-month illness.
Miss Turner was teacher of the second grade at the old Columbia school, Monroe and 12th streets, for 35 years. Since her retirement in 1948, she had done private tutoring for the State Crippled Children's Foundation.
A native of Rochester, she was born here Aug. 6, 1892, the daughter of Francis and Clarice Ellen BALL TURNER and had spent her entire life in this community.
She was a member of the Fulton County Chorus, was past matron of the Eastern Star and belonged to Sigma Alpha Phi, national teachers sorority, and the First Christian church.
Surviving are a nephew, Herschel TURNER, Indianapolis; and a niece, Mrs. William (Isabelle) CROFOOT, Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. Preceding in death were two sisters, Miss None TURNER, in 1966, and Miss Isabelle TURNER, in 1961, and three brothers, Al, Sam and Raymond TURNER.
Last rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Howard MILLER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Marjorie Grass
Mrs. Fred (Marjorie BARKMAN) GRASS, 79, Elkhart, who was reared in the Talma community, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in Elkhart.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hartzler-Gutermuth funerl home, 403 West Franklin street, Elkhart. Friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.

Maude E. Troutman
Mrs. Maude Elsie TROUTMAN, 94, a resident of the Peabody Memorial home in North Manchester three years, died at 7 a.m. Saturday at the home.
She was born May 7, 1882 in Roann to Joseph and Mary JOHN KEEVER. Her marriage was May 4, 1908 to David TROUTMAN. He died April 30, 1964. She moved to the Peabody home from her residence in Akron. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Philip (Patricia) PARKER, North Manchester, and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bender funeral home in North Manchester. The Rev. Daniel HAMLIN will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Andrew Bunn
Andrew "Ed" BUNN, 86, formerly of R.R. 4, Rochester near Leiters Ford, died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at Canterbury Manor nursing home. He had been in failing health for a number of years.
He was born June 30, 1889 in Richland township to Frank and Susan BABCOCK BUNN and had resided all his life in Fulton county. His first marriage was to Edith CASTLEMAN, who preceded in death. His second marriage was to Dora BARKMAN, who died Feb. 27, 1975. Mr. Bunn was a retired farmer and a retired carpenter. He was a trustee of Aubbeenaubbee township for eight years and also was a former Fulton county commissioner. He was a 50-year member of the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Lauedva) KUHN, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Herschel (Rosemary) NOLEN, Port Ritchie, Fla., and Mrs. Delbert (Charlotte) BECK, Montpelier, O.; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. Paul (Hildred) HUNTZINGER, Muncie, and Mrs. Harry (Jennie) BURGESS, Beach Grove, Ind.; eight step-grandchildren, and several step-great-grandchildren. A son and two granddaughters preceded in death.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and on Tuesday until time of service.

W. Verl Sowers
W. Verl SOWERS, 91, Macy, died at 7:35 a.m. today in the Peru nursing home.
Final rits are pending at the McCain funeral home.

Rosa E. Johnson
Rosa JOHNSON, 92, Twelve Mile, died at 4:23 a.m. today in the Chase Manor nursing home in Logansport.
Final rites are pending at the McCain funeral home.

Blanche C. Wagner
Mrs. Blanche C. WAGNER, 76, Leiters Ford, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday in the Miller Merry Manor in Lagrange. She had been ill five years.
She was born Sept. 22, 1899 in Starke county to Herman and Alma CHAPMAN RANK. Her marriage was Nov. 15, 1915 at Knox to Frank W. WAGNER. He died in 1972. She had lived in Leiters Ford since 1959, moving from Starke county.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Earl (Gladys) REINHOLD, Culver; Mrs. Vernon (Mabel) RICHTER, Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Pearl) MILLER, Rochester; Mrs. James (Evelyn) WILLIAMS, Baton Rouge, La.; Mrs. Donald (Darlene) Van ZUILEN, Sturgis, Mich.; one son, Frank WAGNER, Culver; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo LUCAS, Cassopolis, Mich.; Mrs. Nellie VanCLEAVE, Greencastle; one brother, Ray RANK, LaPorte; thirteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. One son, Richard [WAGNER], preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver. The Rev. William McCLINTOCK will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery near Culver. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver until the time of service. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Leiters Ford United Methodist church.

Tuesday, June 22, 1976

Rosa E. Johnson
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain funeral home for Mrs. Rosa E. JOHNSON, 92-year-old Twelve Mile resident, who died Monday at 4:23 a.m. in the Chase-Manor nursing home in Logansport. The Rev. Richard HALL will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.
She was born Sept. 12, 1883 at Cliffna Park [?], Ill., to Charles and Christina JOHNSON GUSTAFSON. Her marriage was to Albert JOHNSON in October, 1903. He died in 1951. She was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist church.
Surviving are four sons, Kenneth [JOHNSON], Twelve Mile; Everett [JOHNSON], Pleasant Lake; Carl [JOHNSON], Logansport, and Wayne [JOHNSON] of Greeley, Colo; five daughters, Miss Dorothy JOHNSON, Chicago; Ruth YEROU, Titusville, Fla.; Erma ERNTH, South Bend; Maxine HUNT, Forsythe, Mo., and Lois Jean McCREA, Logansport; eighteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded in death.

W. Verl Sowers
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the McCain funeral home for W. Verl SOWERS, 91-year-old Macy resident who died Monday at 7:35 a.m. in the Peru nursing home. The Rev. William SHEWMAN will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
He was born April 23, 1885 in Macy to John and Laura POWELL SOWERS. His marriage was to Elsie KNAUFF on Aug. 31, 1912. She died in March, 1963.
Surviving are one son, Orlan [SOWERS], Midway City, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. William SHEWMAN, R.R. 4, Peru, and Mrs. Dale WELLER, R.R. 3, Peru; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildre. One grandson, a great-grandson and three brothers preceded in death.

Henry G. Konneck
Henry G. KONNECK, 71, R.R. 1, Union, Mich., formerly of Newcastle township in Fulton county, died at 2 p.m. Monday in Elkhart general hospital after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 22, 1905 in South Bend to John and Ida HOFFMAN KONNECK. He moved to Union from Fulton county in 1966. He was married July 2, 1930 in Fulton county to Mary L. GROSS, who survives. Mr. Konneck was a retired farmer and livestock hauler and was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Elkhart.
Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Edith RICHARD, Union, Mich., and nieces and nephews. Four sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. Roger WENTZEL and Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call today from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday until hour of service.

Traci LeAnn Richard
Traci LeeAnn RICHARD, six-month-old daughter of Ted and Linda SMITH RICHARD, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at her home. She had been ill since birth.
She was born Jan. 6, 1976 in Wabash.
Surviving with her parents are one brother, Ted [RICHARD] Jr., at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar SMITH, Akron; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe RICHARD, Rochester; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted RINEHOLT, Monterey; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles RICHARD, Plymouth.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in th Silver Lake Pentecostal Church of God. The Rev. Aaron STANLEY will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Ann cemetery at Monterey. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron until noon on Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Thursday, June 24, 1976 to Friday, June 25, 1976

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Saturday, June 26, 1976

Laura Baer
Mrs. Laura BAER, 87, Tippecanoe, mother of Mrs. Richard (Daisy) MARKLEY of Rochester, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw, where she was a patient for six days following an 18-month illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Myrl WEYANT officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, June 28, 1976

Laura Baer
Services were conducted this afternoon at the Grossman funeral home in Argos for Mrs. Laura BAER, 87, Tippecanoe, who died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday in Miller's Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw. She had been a patient six days following an 18-month illness.
The Rev. Myrl WEYANT officiated at the services and burial was in the Walnut church of the Brethren cemetery.
Mrs. Baer was born May 2, 1889 near Burket to Harvey and Sarah MOORE HUFFMAN. She was married Feb. 26, 1908 in Plymouth to Vernon BAER, who died in 1961. She had lived in Tippecano since 1918 and was a member of the Burket United Methodist church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Russell (Geneva) SHIVELY, Plymouth; Mrs. Bud (Mildred) MARTIN, Argos; Mrs. Lynn (Mary) HOLSTEN, South Bend; Mrs. Hodge (Ruth) McNEELY, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Richard (Daisy) MARKLEY, Rochester; two sons, Donald [BAER], of Mishawaka, and Richard [BAER], of Tippecanoe; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha SHAFER, Marathon, Fla.; Mrs. Mary TILLIS, Wolford, Ark.; Mrs. Charlotte DeMOTTE, Stanwood, Mich., and Mrs. Arvilla PONTIUS, Edwardsburg, Mich.; two brothers, John HUFFMAN, Edwardsburg, and Albert HUFFMAN, Cassopolis, Mich.; twenty-five grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Walter Cunningham
Walter A. CUNNINGHAM, 74, 600 West Ninth street, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday of an apparent heart attack. He was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health for six months.
He was born April 7, 1902 in Plymouth to Robert and Cora WINDBIGLER CUNNINGHAM and had lived most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties. He was married Feb. 20, 1949 in Rochester to Lillian A. GRAVES, who survives. He was retired from Sealed Power corporation and was a member of the Famous Akron Johah club.
Surviving with the wife are three step-daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Velma) SMITH, LaPorte; Mrs. Billie (Mary) HILL, Peru, and Mrs. Martha SLAYBAUGH, Indianapolis; two step-sons, Richard DAGUE, Marion, and William DAGUE, Kokomo; twelve step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Paul [CUNNINGHAM], Little Rock, Ark., and Joseph [CUNNINGHAM], Elkhart. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Rites will be at 10 a.m. Wedesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday until time of service. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Burton United Methodist church.

Marie I. Fites
Marie Irene FITES, 70, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died unexpectedly at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Logansport Memorial hospital after being hospitalized for five days.
She was born Feb. 15, 1906 in Decatur, Ill., to John and Mary AMBROSE SACKVILLE and had lived in the Tippecanoe area for the last 45 years, moving there from Hammond. She was married July 23, 1926 in Hammond to Rex FITES, who survives. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church, the Christian Women's club and the Tippecanoe Progress club.
Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Delores) IRWIN, R.R. 2, Argos, and Mrs. Robert (Mary) LaTURNER, Knoxville, Ill.; a son, Donald [FITES], Peoria, Ill.; seven grandchildre; three sisters, Mrs. John (Margaretta) TANGERMAN, Valparaiso; Mrs. Pauline REESE, Washington, Pa., and Mrs. Stuart (Ruth) BOYER, Munster; two brothers, Herbert SACKVILLE, Dallas, Texas, and Charlie SACKVILLE, Peoria.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Argos Congregational Christian church with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery southeast of Bourbon. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos after 4 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church until one hour before the service. The family will accept memorials to the Argos Congregational Christian church.

Tuesday, June 29, 1976

Marvin L. Green
Services will be Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Bob Williams funeral home in Chicago for Marvin L. GREEN, 22, Chicago, who was drowned in the Tippecanoe river early Saturday as a result of a traffic accident. Special services at the Foster residence, 12215 South Princeston avenue, Cicago, will follow the 8 p.m. service.
Mr. Green was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie GREEN of R.R. 4, Rochester.

Wednesday, June 30, 1976

Ralph Schindler
Ralph SCHINDLER, 75, former resident of 1215 Jefferson street, died at 5:45 a.m. today in the Canterbury Manor nursing home.
He was born Oct. 24, 1900 in Fulton county to Andrew J. and Ida CALLENTINE SCHINDLER. His marriage was Oct. 24, 1924 in Rochester to Laura GOTTSCHALK, who survives. He was a retired farmer.
Also surviving are one granddaughter, Mrs. Allen (Karen) ENGLE, Albion. One son and one daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday through the hour of service.

Thursday, July 1, 1976

[no obits]

Friday, July 2, 1976

Rev. Ira L. Kelly and
Thelma Kelly
The Rev. Ira L. KELLY, 78, and his wife, Thelma [KELLY], 77, R.R. 3, Indiana, Pa., died early Thursday morning as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident in Armstrong, Pa. at 5:30 a.m. Thursday.
The Rev. Kelly was killed instantly in the collision and his wife died at 7 a.m. in a hospital in Kittanning, Pa.
The Rev. Kelly was born March 8, 1898 in Indiana, Pa., to Peter and Bertha HELMAN. He had worked all his life as a painter and decorator.
Mrs. Kelly was born March 5, 1899 near Bourbon to Syrillas and Viola HOFFMAN TRUMP.
The couple married Dec. 1, 1927 in Argos. They had lived most of their married life in Indiana, Pa.
Surviving are one son, Erdean KELLY, Aurora, Ill.; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. William WHITE will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Monday.

David H. Capshaw
David Herman CAPSHAW, 58, Kokomo, died Thursday at 6:35 a.m. in his home following a five-year illness.
The owner of a cottage on Nyona lake, Mr. Capshaw was born Oct. 11, 1917 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to A. W. and Verna GRAY CAPSHAW and his marriage was in 1939 to Pauline MYERS, who survives. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Judy) HUDSON, Gulf Point, Miss., and Mrs. Michael (Jeanene) ONDRICK, Bloomington; a son, David CAPSHAW, Kokomo; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Amil (Annabelle) WASOSS, Dallas, Tex.; Mrs. Charles (Beverly) SANDERS and Mrs. Mollie BRIDEWELL, both of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. A. J. (Gladys) COLEMAN, Shawnee, Okla.; one brother, Ammon CAPSHAW, San Leandro, Cal. A sister and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Ellers' chapel, 725 South Main street, Kokomo, with the Rev. Charles COOK officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. Friends may call at the chapel from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and a Masonic service will be conducted tonight at 8 o'clock.

Saturday, July 3, 1976

Marvin Romine
Marvin ROMINE, 65, R.R. 1, Etna Green, died Friday about 3 p.m. in an ambulance enroute to Plymouth Parkview hospital. He had been ill for two years.
He was born Aug. 25, 1910 in Etna Green to John and Katherine HINKLE ROMINE and had lived all his life in the Etna Green area. He was married to Alice Virginia ARCHAMBEAULT May 3, 1932 in Bluffton. He was a farmer and a member of the Mentone Masonic lodgte, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne.
Surviving with the wife are four sons, David and James [ROMINE], both of Mentone; Wayne [ROMINE], of Bourbon, and Dan [ROMINE], of Middlebury; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (June) PERSONETT, Macy; a brother, Vernon [ROMINE], of Etna Green; a sister, Mrs. Joe (Emma) MALLOTT, Etna Green; eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Orvil KILMER officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Charles N. Cooper
Charles N. COOPER, 81, Mentone, died this morning at his home.
He was born April 13, 1895 in Bourbon to Charles F. and Laura TEA COOPER and lived six years in Mentone, moving from Tippecanoe. He was married to Ethel A. GASKILL, who died in 1972. He was retired from the Bellows corporation in Warsaw. He also was a retired lineman for the former Tippecanoe Telephone company.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) SMITH, Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Opal WILTFONG, Plymouth, and Mrs. Loreva CANAAN, Indianapolis; a granddaughter, and a great-grandson.
Rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.

Monday, July 5, 1976

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, July 6, 1976

Alvah H. Overmyer
Alvah H. OVERMYER, 75, Edwardsburg, Mich., died at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Pawating hospital in Niles.
He was born April 16, 1901 at Bruce Lake. His marriage was Aug. 1, 1921 in St. Joseph to Cecilie BREWER, who survives. He was a member of the Niles Board of Public works 19 years and an employee of the Thornton Electric company in Niles 15 years.
Also surviving are two sons, John [OVERMYER] of Edwardsburg, and Alvah Jr. of Crystal River, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret MILTENBERGER, Plymouth; two brothers, Clem [OVERMYER], of Detroit, and Glenn [OVERMYER] of Edwardsburg.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pifer Chapel of the Swem-Smith funeral home in Niles where friends may call. Burial will be in Adamsville.

Allen G. Sosbe
Allen G. SOSBE, 87, 130 East Fourth street, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.
He was born Nov. 17, 1888 in Tipton county to John H. and Emma HENSHAW SOSBE. A retired plumber and carpenter, he had resided here 57 years, moving from Windfall. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of World War I Barracks 479.
Surviving are two foster daughters, Mrs. Barbara JONES and Mrs. Betty CARR, both of Wabash; and a niece, Mrs. Edith BREEZE, Tipton.
Services will be at 11 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.

Leona P. Weir
Mrs. Leona P. WEIR, 68, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo at 1:55 p.m. Sunday.
She was born in Marion Dec. 2, 1907 to Albert and Grace JETMORE PERKINS. She was married in 1926 to Jerome WEIR, who died in 1974.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joan OVERMAN and Mrs. Hazel NICHOLS, both of Kokomo; three sons, Donald [WEIR], Galveston; Earl [WEIR], R.R. 1, Russiaville, and Frank [WEIR], Rochester; twenty grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lillian CLEVENGER, and a brother, Ted PERKINS, both of Muncie. A son preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Ellers chapel in Kokomo. Friends may call there from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens cemetery at Kokomo.

Wednesday, July 7, 1976

Barbara L. Elder
Mrs. Barbara L. ELDER, 41, Lancaster, Cal., died Monday in the Community hospital in Lancaster.
Mrs. Elder was born Feb. 4, 1935 in Kewanna to Lewis and Louise HENDRICKSON WOOD. Her marriage was to Kenneth K. ELDER. He survives. She had resided in California the past three years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic church at Lancaster and a charter member of the Forida Wives club.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Debbie STRAW, Star City, and Miss Cathy ELDER, at home; two sons, Gary GINN, Kewanna, and Kent [GINN], of Lancaster, Cal.; her mother, Mrs. Louise TIETZ, and her step-father, Frank TIETZ, both of North Judson; one brother, Ronald WOOD, Elkhart, and one granddaughter.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Anns church in Kewanna. Father Richard SMITH will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Anns Catholic cemetery in Kewanna. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Grace Howard
Mrs. Grace HOWARD, 67, LaPorte, died at 3 a.m. today in the LaPorte hospital following a brief illness.
She was born In October, 1908, in Rochester, to Frank and Elizabeth THEISEN BABCOCK. Her marriage was Feb. 3, 1934 in Chicago to Ayrton R. HOWARD. He died Nov. 9, 1970. She had lived 34 years in LaPorte, moving from Rochester. She was a buyer at the Levine Department store in LaPorte.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Donald (Ruth) SEE, Logansport; a brother, Leon D. BABCOCK, South Bend; one brother-in-law, George HOWARD, Rochester.
Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

Flo E. Miller
Mrs. Flo E. MILLER, 88, former resident at 711 Monroe street, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester nursing home.
She was born Aug. 9, 1887 in Fulton county to Doc E. and Harriet OVERMYER HUDKINS. Her marriage was in October, 1905 at Athens to Tona MILLER. He died May 12, 1930. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are one son, Doc MILLER, R.R. 2, Rochester; a foster-son, Kenneth MILLER, Palestine lake; two daughters, Mrs. Cranor (Eva) SMITH, Rochester, and Mrs. Joseph (Helen) DAY, Akron; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers 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 Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

Thursday, July 8, 1976

Everett Montgomery
Everett MONTGOMERY, 75, R.R. 3, Logansport, Fulton county native, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial hospital at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday from a shotgun wound in his chest. Cass County Coroner Louis MAROCCO said an autopsy did not reveal if the shooting was suicide or accidental.
Montgomery had gone out to shoot groundhogs, according to the coroner's report. At 5:15 p.m., the next-door neighbors, Ron and Connie SCHWERING, said they heard a shot, but after looking outside did not see anything. Montgomery was found a short time later by his wife in his barn lot. The coroner's report indicated it was impossible to determine if the shooting was intentional or if the gun had discharged accidentally.
Mr. Montgomery was born Aug. 25, 1901, in Fulton county to Henry and Louella FAILOR MONTGOMERY. His marriage was Dec. 1, 1919 to Lena KIMBLE. She survives. He was a retired security officer at the State hospital and engaged in farming. He was a member of the Indian Creek Christian church, the Eagles and Moose lodges and the Fathers' Ausiliary of the VFW.
Surviving with his wife are four sons, Darrell [MONTGOMERY], R.R. 1, Macy; Forrest [MONTGOMERY], Logansport; Don [MONTGOMERY], R.R. 4, Peru, and Junior [MONTGOMERY], of Fulton; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild. One brother preceded in death. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Fisher funeral home. The Rev. Gene SELLERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Barbara L. Elder
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the St. Anns Catholic cemetery in Kewanna for Mrs. Barbara ELDER, Lancaster, Cal. who died Monday in the Community hospital in Lancaster. It had been previously planned to conduct final rites in the St. Anns church in Kewanna at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna after 2 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Grace Howard
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Grace HOWARD, Fulton county native who died Wednesday morning in the LaPorte hospital following a brief illness.
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 from 4-9 p.m. today.

Friday, July 9, 1976

Kevin S. Gray
Kevin S. GRAY, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis GRAY, 931 Delano avenue, South Bend, died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital in South Bend after an extended illness. The father is a former resident of the Akron community.
Born March 5, 1964, in South Bend, he is survived by a brother, Sean L. [GRAY], at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John HAWLEY; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William NIGHTINGALE, and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Roy WHITTNER, all of South Bend.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the St. Peter's United Church of Christ, South Bend, with the Rev. Max HAYDEN officiating. Burial in Highland cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from noon until time of service at Hollis-Palmer funeral home, 2528 Mishawaka avenue, South Bend. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America.

Eva McLochlin
Mrs. Eva "Era" McLOCHLIN, 86, Star City, died Wednesday in the Memorial hospital at Winamac.
She was born April 13, 1890 in Fulton county to Mr. and Mrs. Ed DAY.
Surviving are her husband, Albert [McLOCHLIN], Star City; one son, Ray McCROSKEY, and a daughter, Marion BLACK, both of Star City; a brother, Fred DAY, Star City; two sisters, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Fry-Lange funeral home in Winamac. Burial will be in Star City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Saturday, July 10, 1976

Harold L. Kuhn
Harold L. KUHN, 67, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday in the Caylor-Nichol clinic in Bluffton where he was admitted Friday. Death was unexpected.
He was born June 18, 1909 in Akron to Clyde and Elvida BURNS KUHN and lived all his life in Fulton county. He was married Feb. 28, 1953 in Valparaiso to Irene SAMPSEL FREESE. He was a farmer and was owner of the farm equipment dealership for Allis Chalmers for 10 years. He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and was a director of the Indiana Light Harness Breeders association.
Surviving with the wife are two sons, Leonard [KUHN], Terre Haute, and Wendell [KUHN], Akron; three step-sons, Michael FREESE, Rochester; Philip FREESE, Berkeley, Cal., and Andrew FREESE, Sacramento, Cal.; three grandchildren, and a brother, Earl KUHN, Akron.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, July 12, 1976

Fay B. Eddington Reese and
Mary Hall
Mrs. Fay B. (HALL] EDDINGTON REESE, 81, former Macy resident, died Sunday at 9:24 p.m. at her residence in Marion, O. She had been in failing health four months.
She was born May 28, 1895 in Fulton county to Elmer and Mary PECOCK HALL. Her first marriage was to Ray EDDINGTON. He died Dec. 28, 1960. Her second marriage was on Sept. 16, 1963 to Lloyd REESE. He died in 1975. She had lived most of her life in the Macy area. She was a member of the United Methodist church at Macy.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Donna) EMERSON, of Minnesota; two sons, Irmel EDDINGTON, Elkhart, and Robert E. EDDINGTON, Marion, O.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dale (Maxine) FISH, Rochester, and Mrs. Wayne (Bonnie) BAKER, Mentone; four step-sons, Wayne REESE, Akron; Gene [REESE], of Rochester; Maynard [REESE], Argos, and Dick [REESE], of Macy; seventeen step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Lonnie HALL, Apopaka, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Olive JONES, Knox; Mrs. Clara BABCOCK, Porter; Mrs. Marie REISH, Kent, O., and Mrs. Lorraine ROW, Hammond.
Double rites for Mrs. Reese and her mother, Mrs. Mary HALL, 104, who died Sunday morning at 7 o'clock at Kent, O., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Floyd MORRIS will officiate. Burial for Mrs. Reese will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today through the hour of service. Burial for Mrs. Hall will be in the [Moon] cemetery, 10 miles west of Rochester.

Otto Van Duyne
Word has been received here of the death of Otto Van DUYNE, 87, of Hollywood, Fla.
Mr. Van Duyne was born and reared in the Green Oak vicinity and graduated from Rochester Normal college. His marriage was to Mae McGARRY of East Orange, New Jersey. She preceded in death.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
Burial will be Thursday in Orange, N.J.

John L. Zimmerman
John Leonard ZIMMERMAN, 86, R.R. 2, Peru, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in Peru.
He was born in Miami county and had lived there his entire life. He was a retired farmer. His marriage was to Lizzie Marie BUNNELL. She preceded in death.
Surviving are two sons, Marvin L. ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, and Sherman J. ZIMMERMAN, Wabash, two daughters, Mrs. Emma HOSTETLER and Mrs. Zelnora OVERLY, both of Peru.
Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home. Friends may call at 2 p.m. today.

Guy Fall
Guy FALL, 81, Grass Creek, died at 5:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.
He was born July 1, 1895 in Fulton county to James and Lillian WILCH FALL. His marriage was to Verna B. TATMAN on Jan. 2, 1921 at Lucerne. She died in 1971. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge. He was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carol MAUS, Logansport; and Mrs. June A. YOUNG, Lovettsville, Va.; two sons, Dr. James FALL, Marion, and Russell L. FALL, Grass Creek; seven sisters, Mrs. Rose TREEN, of Florida; Mrs. Grace ACKER, Stockbridge, Mich.; Mrs. Mary RITCHEY, Pinta Gorga, Fla.; Mrs. Laoma MILLER, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Mrs. Annie HAZELBY, Stockbridge, Mich; Mrs. Mae LOCK, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Huldah NORTON, Albion, Mich.; two brothers, Phon FALL, Dearborn, Mich.; Michael FALL, Somerset, Ky.; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday whre Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cancer Fund.

Joe T. Bolley
Joe T. BOLLEY, Akron, died early today in the Memorial hospital in South Bend.
Final arrangements are pending at he Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Tuesday, July 13, 1976

Joe T. Bolley
Joe T. BOLLEY, 68, Akron, died at 7 a.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial hospital, where he was a patient for several days.
He was born Oct. 5, 1907 in Akron to George and Cleo JONTZ BOLLEY. He resided all his life in the Akron area. He was married in 1934 to Irene SHAMP. He was a farmer.
Surviving with the wife are aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with Father David HYNDMAN officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday until time of service.

Wednesday, July 14, 1976

Marian L. Johnston
Mrs. Marian Louise [LILVES] JOHNSTON, 53, 1123 Main street, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday in the Wabash county hospital. She had been ill one year.
She was born July 31, 1923 in Wabash to Homer LILVES and Ertha KLINE SAILORS. Her marriage was May 14, 1965 in Silver Lake to Dale JOHNSTON. She had resided here 13 years, moving from Wabash.
Surviving are her husband; her mother; two brothers, Loren LILVES, Eaton, O., and Richard LILVES, Wooster, O.; one step-brother, Donald SAILORS, Wabash.
Private services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. David HEYWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, July 15, 1976

Joshua L. Atkins
Joshua Lee ATKINS, three-month-old son of Terry and Janeen NEWCOMB ATKINS, Argos, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Riley Children's hospital in Indianapolis. He had been ill since birth.
Surviving with his parents are one sister, Kendra [ATKINS], at home; the maternal grandfather, Alvin NEWCOMB, R.R. 1, Argos, the paternal grandmother, Mrs. M. C. KNEPPER, Plymouth; the paternal grandfather, Elton CARTER, South Bend; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd HOOVER, of Argos.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. The Rev. Willis BOSSERMAN will officiate. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 7-9 p.m. today.

Friday, July 16, 1976

[no obits]

Saturday, July 17, 1976

Frederick F. Freyberg
Frederick F. FREYBERG Sr., 77, LaPorte, father of William FREYBERG of Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Friday in Michigan City Memorial hospital following a stroke suffered Wednesday night.
Mr. Freyberg was born in Goshen Dec. 8, 1898. His first marriage was to Eileen PAXTON, who died Nov. 12, 1966. His second marriage was on Sept. 6, 1969 to Gertrude RAMPKE, who survives.
Surviving besides the wife and the son, William, are another son, Frederick [FREYBERT], Jr., Appleton, Wis.; a step-son, Richard RAMPKE, Lansing, Ill.; nine grandchildren; a step-grandchild, and a great-grandson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Haverstock funeral home in LaPorte and burial will be in Graceland cemetery at Valparaiso. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Albert Leffel
Albert LEFFEL, 85, Denver, former resident of Mentone, died Friday at 7:50 a.m. in the Dukes hospital in Peru.
He was born Aug. 28, 1890 in Cass county, to William B. and Susannah WOODHOUSE LEFFEL. His marriage was to Elizabeth HOOVER on Jan. 27, 1915. She died in 1966. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Denver United Methodist church.
Surviving are one son, Walter [LEFFEL], of Garrett; six daughters, May DAWALD, R.R. 3, Peru; Evelyn BLACK, Lasotto, Ind; Ethel LANG, Redding, Cal. Wilma SANDERS, Fort Wayne; Hazel RIDYARD, Cordamadara, Cal.; Miriam SHULTZ, Wolcottville; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. One daughter, one grandson and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. Ray PROBASCO will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, July 19, 1976

Hilma Millsap
Hilma MILLSAP, 72, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alma WORSHAM, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe. She had been ill one year.
She was born Feb. 9, 1904 at Glenwood, Minn., to Alford and Lena PERMPERTON BERG. Her marriage was in Plymouth to General "Bill" MILLSAP. He survives. She had resided in the Tippecanoe area one year, moving from Lockport, Ill.
Also surviving with her hsband and sister are another sister, Mrs. R. A. (Myrtle) KELLER, Leamington, Ontario, Can., and one brother, Alvin O. BERG, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Lloyd HOWARD will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Gilbert C. Fansler
Gilbert C. FANSLER, 68, Logansport, was found dead at his residence Sunday afteroon. Death, from natural causes, occurred at about 9 p.m. Saturday.
Born July 26, 1907, at Kewanna, he was the son of Stephen and Lena FRITZ FANSLER. He had lived in Logansport the past two years, moving from Milwaukee. He was a retired United Parcel Service employee and a member of the Reformed church.
Surviving are one brother, Arthur FANSLER, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Amy CRABB, Kewanna; Mrs. Bertha ZEIDER, Niles, Mich., and Emma FANSLER, Logansport. Preceding in death were six brothers and two sisters.
Rites will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna with burial in the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Howard Allen
Howard ALLEN, 64, Hebron, former Fulton resident, died at 5 a.m. today in Porter Memorial hospital in Valparaiso. He was the son of Mrs. Charles [OLMSTEAD] of Fulton.
Final rites are pending at Hebron.

Dorothy H. Keller
Dorothy Helen KELLER, 70, 1530 Sunset drive, died Saturday at 6 p.m. at her residence.
She was born Nov. 16, 1905 in Peru to Roy and Lottie STUBBS OSBORNE. Her marriage was July 10, 1954 to Herbert B. KELLER. He died June 26, 1969. She had resided in this area since 1968, coming from Granger. She was a retired employee of the Uniroyal plant in Mishawaka having worked there as an accountant. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian church of Rochester and a 1923 graduate of Rochester high school. She was reared by her grandparents, Schuyler and Alice STUBBS of the Kewanna area.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Westel (Alice) CARR, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Nedra) ZIMMERMAN, Lombard, Ill.; six grandchildren, Mrs. Tom (Nedra) WILSON, Mrs. Douglas (Christina) BAXTER, Fred Emerson CARR, all of Rochester, and Bruce ZIMMERMAN, Urbana, Ill., and Tom ZIMMERMAN and Mrs. Connie STRZESEWSKI, both of Lombard, Ill.; six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 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 after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund or to the Multiple Sclerosis fund.

Tuesday, July 20, 1976

Mary A. Hall
Fulton county's oldest former resident died last week at the age of 104. A double funeral was held for Mary Alice STOUGH HALL, and her 81-year-old daughter, Fay EDDINGTON REESE, former Macy resident.
Mrs. Hall was a resident of Fulton county from 1891 to 1923. Blind for the last 30 years, she lived with her daugher, Marie REISH, in Kent, O.
Mrs. Hall was born May 2, 1872, in Linkville just across the county line in Marshall county. She attended Linkville one-room school, starting at the age of five, in 1877.
She married Elmer HALL July 20, 1891, in the home of his parents, Daniel D. and Emily HALL, in Plymouth, with Rev. John WALBRIGHT officiating.
Hall was a farmer in Fulton county for many years, living near Kewanna, Leiters Ford and Grass Creek.
The Halls had eight children: Olive (Mrs. Worley JONES) in 1892, Fay (Mrs. Ray EDDINGTON, later Mrs. Lloyd REESE) 1895; Cecil (Mrs. Clarence BUNTIN) 1898; Marie (Mrs W. H. REISH) 1900; Lonnie HALL 1903, Clara (Mrs. Fernandas BABCOCK) 1906; Milo Rex [HALL] 1908, and Lorene (Mrs. J. C. ROE) 1911.
Mrs. Hall died the same day as one of her daughters, Mrs. Reese. Burial for Mrs. Reese was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, and for Mrs. Hall, the [Moon] cemetery 10 miles west of Rocheter. The Rev. Floyd MORRIS of the Sharon Wesleyan church conducted the double funeral.

John G. Leech
John Gill LEECH, 61, Indianapolis, died Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the Turtle Creek nursing home, Indianapolis, following a three-month illness.
A winter resident of Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico, Mr. Leech was born Aug. 15, 1914 to Dr. John and Ethel GILL LEECH of Akron. His marriage was Nov. 14, 1936 to Kathryn E. SNOW, who survives. The former president and owner of Printing Papers Inc., of Indianapolis and former secretary-treasurer of Century Paper company of Indianapolis, Mr. Leech was a member of the Carmel Lions club, Indianapolis Jaycees, Ad club, Athenaeum Turners club, Manner Chor choir, First Meridian Heights Presbyterian church and was past president of the Printing House of Craftsmen.
Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Mrs. Perry (Joyce) FRAKES, Winamac; two sons, Philip J. LEECH, Indianapolis, and The Rev. S. Kim LEECH, Paletine, Ill, and six grandchildren.
Memorial services were to be today at 11 a.m. at the Leppert-Copeland funeral home, Indianapolis. The body was cremated. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Cancer Society.

Theodore O. Thompson
Theodore O. THOMPSON, 65, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 5:55 p.m. Monday in the Miller nursing home. He had been ill 1 1/2 years.
He was born Sept. 26, 1910 in Elliott, Ill. His marriage was Dec. 10, 1937 to Linda PETERSON at Paxton, Ill. He was a member of the Burket United Methodist church and had lived in the Claypool area 23 years, moving from Illinois.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Orvin [THOMPSON], Mentone; one daughter, Mrs. Dwayne BOGGS, Howe; a brother, Edward THOMPSON, Paxton, Ill.; five sisters, Katherine BARNES, Paxton, Ill.; Josie EHRESMAN, Elida, O.; Mae MEREDITH and Margaret YOUNG, both of Gibson City, Ill.; and Anna BRIGGS, Amarillo, Texas, and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home in Mentone. The Rev. Don POYSER will officiate. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 21, 1976

Blanche H. Gordon
Services were conducted Friday in the Sisco chapel in Springdale, Ark. for Mrs. Blanche H. GORDON, 78, of Springdale, who died July 14 in Fayetteville City hospital. Burial was in the Bluff cemetery at Springdale.
A former Fulton county resident, she was born March 27, 1898, in Mena, the daughter of Eugene and Mary WOOD HARPER. She moved to Springdale in 1946, from Fulton county. She was a member of the Christian church in Mena, Ark.
Surviving are her husband, Charles A. GORDON; four daughters, Mrs. Lois BOWERS, Rochester; Mrs. John (Nina Mae) BROWN and Miss Lida WILBANKS, Benton, and Mrs. Hubert A. (Ruth) MORTON, Richmond, Va.; two sons, Harry E. GORDON, Kenton, O., and Charles F. GORDON, Lansing, Mich.; one brother, J. C. HARPER, Springdale; one sister, Mrs. Nora MALTBY, Bentonville; twenty-one grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Thursday, July 22, 1976

Vivian O. Tracy
Vivian O. TRACY, 81, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru following a three-month illness.
He was born Nov. 20, 1894 in Miami county to Howard and Electa EDWARDS TRACY. His marriage was to June HOFFMAN. She died in 1938. He was a 50-year member of the Gilead Masonic lodge.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Howard SEE and Mrs. Roy McCLAIN, both of Macy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Rufus K. Swank
Rufus K. SWANK, 78, Twelve Mile, died at 6 a.m. today in Logansport.
He was born Nov. 11, 1897 in Adams township in Cass county, to Frank and Judy KINZIE SWANK. He was a member of the Peru Church of the Bretnren.
Surviving are one brother, Ralph SWANK, R.R. 1, Macy, and a sister, Fadie REYNOLDS, of North Webster, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain funeral home. The Rev. John MISHLER will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Friday, July 23, 1976

Narcissus Sowers
Miss Narcissus "Nar" SOWERS, 69, 124 West Ninth street, died unexpectedly at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Dukes hospital in Peru. Death occurred following a heart seizure in downtown Peru. A lifetime resident of the Rochester community, Miss Sowers was born Oct. 9, 1906, in Rochester to Winfield and Nettie DENISTON SOWERS. She was a school teacher with 42 years of service at the Woodrow and Riddle elementary schools. She retired from the teaching profession in 1968. She was a graduate of Manchester college.
Miss Sowers was a member of the First Baptist church here where she was active in the Church Guild and served as church-school secretary. She was a member of the RSVP and AARP senior citizens organizations, Sigma Delta Pi Teachers sorority and the Elks Womens Golf association. She also was a driver in the Meals-on-Wheels program.
Surviving are one sister, Miss Margaret SOWERS, Hagerstown, Md.; one brother, William H. SOWERS, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 24, 1976

Paul Stuber
Paul STUBER, 66, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 5 a.m. today in Parkview hospital at Plymouth, where he was a patient three days. Death, following a heart attack, was unexpected.
He was born March 12, 1910 in Miami county to Clarence and Cleo ZARTMAN STUBER and had resided all his life in the Akron and Roann areas. His first marriage was to Pauline DRAPER, who died in 1959. His second marriage was to Ethel EASTERDAY on July 12, 1960 in Laketon; she survives. He was a retired farmer and had driven a school bus the last 27 years. He was a member of the Akron Emmanuel church.
Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Vada KERSCHNER, Rochester; four step-children, Mrs. Norma COLLINS, Mzcy; James EASTERDAY, Macy; Omer EASTERDAY, Rochester, and Mike EASTERDAY, Lafayette; ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a daughter and a son-in-law.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Emmanuel church with the Revs. David FRAIN and Gene ROHRER officiating. Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 7 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Monday, July 26, 1976

Denis Lee Calvert
A 13-year-old Rochester boy drowned Saturday afternoon in Long lake, two miles west of North Manchester, while attending a picnic held by he company by which his father is employed.
Wabash county police said Denis Lee CALVERT, son of James and Betty COCHRAN CALVERT, 931 Park street, was found at the bottom of the lake below a diving board by persons at the North Manchester foundry outing.
Wabash County Coroner Richard LaSALLE today said death was due to drowning.
Police said when the boy came up missing at the picnic, persons began searching for him and a young girl located his body around 4 p.m., before authorities arrived. Efforts by those at the outing to revive the youth failed, police said.
A student at Riddle school, Denis was born April 19, 1963 in Rochester and lived here his entire life. He was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ, where services were to be held today at 3:30 p.m. with E. R. BRUCE officiating. Burial was to be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Janet, Karen and Susan [CALVERT], and a brother, Roger [CALVERT], all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar COCHRAN, Mentone, and th paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard BROWER, Rochester.
Funeral arranements were in charge of Foster & Good funeral home.

Frank W. Bowers
Frank W. BOWERS, 72, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 2:40 .m. Saturday in Memorial hospital in Logansport. He had been ill two years.
He was born May 17, 1904 in Fulton county to Dullen and Harriett MILLER BOWERS. He was a retired machinist grinder with the Detroit Diesel company of the Allison Division at Indianapolis. He was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge and a lifetime resident of the Rochester and Akron communities.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mabel SHOEMAKER, Warsaw; two brothers, Ralph BOWERS, New Orleans, La., and Raymond BOWERS, Akron; one half-brother, Ira BAKER, R.R. 1, Rochester, two half-sisters, Mrs. Marie BOICE, Warsaw and Mrs. Bertha PIERATT, Rochester. One sister and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J.D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Fairy Pike
Services were conducted this afternoon in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Fairy PIKE, 86, 401 East Sixth street, who died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth. The Rev. Howard F. MILLER officiated and burial was in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Mrs. Pike was born Dec. 26, 1889 in Marshall county to Adam and Melissa COPLEN WOODS. She was married in Rochester July 15, 1914 to Ora PIKE, who died in 1951. She was a former employee of Stewart's Bakery and was a member of the Rochester First Christian church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Wilma) DRAPER, Winona Lake, and Mrs. Gene (Hajene) SEIDNER, Rochester; two sons, Forest [PIKE], Rochester, and Eldon [PIKE], Atwood; eleven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a son, two brothers and two sisters.

Tuesday, July 27, 1976

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Wednesday, July 28, 1976

Georgia A. Schoen
Mrs. Georgia A. SCHOEN, 84, a lifetime Macy resident, died at 2:10 a.m. today in the Rochester nursing home, where she had been a patient for 1 1/2 years. She had been seriously ill for six months. She was born Oct. 20, 1892 ato Sylvanus and Mary E. TROUT SEE. She was married Aug. 9, 1911 in Macy to George SCHOEN, who died Sept. 17, 1974. She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helena LOUGH, Logansport, and Mrs. Georgiana EMMONS, Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, Herbert [SCHOEN], Spokane, Wash., and Robert [SCHOEN], R.R. 1, Rochester; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Sylvia BEECHER, Valdosta, Ga., and a brother, Howard SEE, Macy. Preceding in death besides the husband were two sisters and two brothers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday until time of service.

Lucille Morgan
Mrs. Lucille MORGAN, 70, Kewanna, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester nursing home. She was born May 13, 1906 at Knox to George and Hattie GALLAGHER STEVENS. Her marriage was to Charles H. MORGAN on Oct. 16, 1927 in Kokomo. He died in 1972. She attended the Christian church at Knox.
Surviving are three sons, Ned [MORGAN], Kewanna; John [MORGAN], Rochester, and Charles [MORGAN], Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Irma WALSH, Canterbury Manor nursing home; Mrs. Byron HUDKINS, R.R. 1, Kewanna; one brother, Jack STEVENS, Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren. One sister, a brother and a son preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna. The Rev. Richard LOCHNER will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery at Logansport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Norman H. LaMunion
Norman H. LaMUNION, 69, R.R. 2, Culver, died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday in his home following an extended illness. He was a lifetime resident of the Culver area.
He was born June 4, 1907 in Culver to Norman and Jenetta CRUM LaMUNION. He was married May 4, 1929 in Chicago to Lucy Louise BRYANT, who survives. Mr. LaMunion was a retired resort owner and operator and was a member of the Burr Oak Church of God.
Surviving are a brother, James LaMUNION, South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Alameda) WOLFE, Knox.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Burr Oak Church of God with the Rev. Darrell MADDOCK officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday and at the church until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Burr Oak Church of God and to the Cancer Society.

Thursday, July 29, 1976

Tressie E. Smoker
Mrs. Tressie E. SMOKER, 99, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at her residence. She had been ill 1 1/2 years.
She was born April 7, 1877 in Akron to Peter and Elizabeth ARDER MILLER. Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1898 in Akron to Charles SMOKER. He died in 1965. She was a member of the Akron church of God.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Goldie FERREE, Mrs. Margaret SLAYBAUGH, Mrs. Thelma SAUSAMAN, all of Akron; and Mrs. Mildred BECK and Mrs. Blanche SWICK, both of Rochester; one son, Doin [SMOKER], Akron; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers and four sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz fneral home. The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, July 30, 1976

Goldia M. Wagoner
Mrs. Goldia M. WAGONER, 84, former resident of 700 Madison street, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home.
Final rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, July 31, 1976

Goldia M. Wagoner
Services for Mrs. Goldia M. WAGONER, 86, former resident of 700 Madison street, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating. Mrs. Wagoner died Thursday at 10:45 p.m. at Canterbury Manor nursing home following a lengthy illness.
Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until the service on Sunday.
Born April 5, 1890 in Newcastle township to Jesse and Della TIPPY EMMONS, Mrs. Wagoner lived in Fulton county her entire life. Her marriage was on Jan. 17, 1911 in Fulton county to Olin WAGONER, who died in October, 1970. She was a member of the Talma Baptist church and was a charter member of the THE club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Noble (Reba) ISLEY, Disko, and Mrs. Trella KENNEDY, Warsaw; twelve grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Monday, August 2, 1976

Howard C. Rodgers
Howard C. RODGERS, Argos, died suddenly at 8:58 p.m., Sunday in the intensive care unit of Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.
Mr. Rodgers was born Aug. 20, 1902 in New Castle, Pa., to John and Bertha RODGERS. He moved to Argos from the Gary area nine years ago. He married Freda SEH in New Castle, Pa., May 10, 1924. She died June 13, 1961. Mr. Rodgers remarried to Grace ELEY on Sept. 9, 1967, who survives.
Mr. Rodgers was a member of the Argos Congregational church and the Argos Lions club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and served in Haiti.
A daughter, Mrs. Sally MYERS of Wilmette, Ill., and a grandson and granddaughter survive. Also surviving are thre brothers, John [RODGERS], Clearwater, Fla.; Robert [RODGERS], Fontana, Cal., and Joe [RODGERS], Gary.
Services will be at the Argos Congregational church at 11 a.m. Wednesday and will be conducted by the Rev. Frank VALERIANO. Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos. From 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services Wednesday. The family will accept memorials to the Marshall County Heart Fund.

Dorothy H. Glassburn
Mrs. Dorothy H. GLASSBURN, 62, former resident of R.R. 1, Amboy, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in Miami county March 12, 1914, Mrs. Glassburn married Nelson GLASSBURN on Jan. 30, 1935 at Santa Fe, Ind. She was a member of the McGrawsville United Methodist church.
Mrs. Glassburn is survived by her husband and a son, Darl GLASSBURN, R.R. 1, Amboy. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Darlene PALMER, R.R. 2, Macy, and Miss Deana GLASSBURN, R.R. 1, Amboy; two sisters, Mrs. Grace CHRISTNER, R.R. 1, Amboy, and Mrs. Merle POWELL, R.R. 1, Bunker Hill.
Services will be at the Laird funeral home in Amboy at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Howard TYNER officiating. Burial will be in the Santa Fe cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 3, 1976

Pauline A. Ruschau
Miss Pauline A. RUSCHAU, formerly of Monterey, died at 5 p.m., Monday in Cleveland, O.
Miss Ruschau was born Sept. 17, 1949 in Monterey to Mr. and Mrs. Francis RUSCHAU. She recently moved to Cleveland where she was employed as a marketing representative for Motorola corporation. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic church in Monterey.
Surviving are the parents; two brothers, Raymond [RUSCHAU], Kokomo, and Paul [RUSCHAU], Ayrshire, Scotland; four sisters, Mrs. Ted SAYLOR, Danville, Ill; Mrs. Richard WINKLEMAN, Walkerton; Mrs. Kent ROGERS, Plano, Texas, and Mrs. Donald BEALL, Cleveland. Arrangements are pending at the Bonine funeral home in Culver.

Wednesday, August 4, 1976

Ralph W. Coffing
Ralph W. COFFING, 86, R.R. 1, Logansport, died at 7 a.m. today at Memorial hospital, Logansport.
Mr. Coffing was born Aug. 11, 1899 in Fountain county to William D. and Julia REYE COFFING. He married Ilo NEFF in 1937 in Logansport.
Mr. Coffing was employed at Hoch Farm supply, Winamac, and was a member of the Webb Chapel United Methodist church, Logansport, and the Camden Masonic lodge.
Surviving are Mrs. Coffing; a daughter, Mrs. Arlyn GOODE, Frankfort; a sister, Mrs. Elsie WOLF, Logansport, and two grandchildren.
Services will be at the Harrison Garden chapel, Royal Center, at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Lewis RUMAN officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Gardens, Winamac. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday and a Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials to the Heart Fund will be accepted.

Thursday, August 5, 1976

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Friday, August 6, 1976

Bessie H. Good
Mrs. Bessie H. GOOD, 71, 600 Jefferson street, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, at Woodlawn hospital shortly after admission.
Mrs. Good was born in Richland township Sept. 3, 1904 to Mr. and Mrs. Austin BURKETT. She lived in Fulton and Marshall counties all her life and in Rochestr for one year. She married O'Dell A. GOOD April 25, 1928 in Wabash county. Mrs. Good attended Manchester college and taught elementary school in Richland township.
Surviving are Mr. Good; two daughters, Mrs. R. E. SMITH, Owensboro, Ky. and Mrs. James McCLAIN, South Bend; a son, J. D. GOOD, Rochester, and eight grandchildren.
Services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday and will be conducted by the Rev. C. J. MOWRER. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until services Saturday.

Harvey Dewald
Harvey DEWALD, 90, R.R. 1, Denver, died at 12:25 a.m. today at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw after an extended illness.
Mr. Dewald was born in Miami county July 28, 1886 to William and Emma DEWALD. He married Alpha ALSPACH in May, 1913.
Mr. Dewald was a member of the Macy United Methodist church and Gilead Masonic lodge. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are one brother, Grover [DEWALD], Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Charles FRIEND, Mexico.
Services will be at the McCain funeral home, Denver, at 2 p.m. Monday and will be conducted by the Rev. James O'DELL. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, August 7, 1976

Sadie E. Lindley
Mrs. Sadie Edith LINDLEY, 80, 226 Race street, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday in Ludington, Mich.
Mrs. Lindley was born April 19, 1896 in Duff, Ind., to Fredrick and Margaret KELLAMS WINKLER. She had lived in Rochester since 1923. She was married to Fredrick Earl WILLIAMS, who died in 1920. She later was married to William E. LINDLEY who died in 1936. Mrs. Lindley was a member of the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Lewis CASTLEMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Margaret MULLINS, Rocheser, and Mrs. Lyman HINKLE, Mishawaka; thre sons, Eddie WILLIAMS, and Russell WILLIAMS, both of Walhalla, and Frank LINDLEY, Anderson; two sisters, Mrs. A. E. CHRISTENSEN, Dearborn, Mich., and Mrs. Paul (Fern) HAM, Washington, Ind.; two brothers, Millage WINKLER, Mt. Carmel, Ill., and Charles WINKLER, Highland Park, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday and will be conducted by the Rev. C. J. MOWRER. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and until services Monday.

Orville J. Agnew
Orville J. AGNEW, 74, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died unexpectedly at 12:45 a.m. today at the Wabash county hospital.
Mr. Agnew was born March 16, 1902 in Hamilton, O., to Mr. and Mrs. Pete AGNEW. He moved here from Hamilton 13 years ago.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walter BENZING, R.R. 1, Roann; a son, Orville [AGNEW], Middletown, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Veree SHADLEY, Hamilton, O., and Dortha BARETT, Hamilton; two brothers, Edward [AGNEW], Eaton, O., and Walter [AGNEW], Neosho, Mo.; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron and will be conducted by the Rev. Gene ROHRER. Burial will be at the Gilead cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and until services Monday.

Monday, August 9, 1976

Sylvia Cunningham
Mrs. Sylvia CUNNINGHAM, 65, 505 Ohio street, died at 11:20 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital, where she was a patient five days.
She was born Jan. 4, 1911 in Hallsville, Ky. She was married Nov. 24, 1956 in Rochester to William L. CUNNINGHAM, who died Oct. 24, 1974.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Harold Gustin
Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Flowers and Leedy funeral home in Peru for Harold GUSTIN, 53, of that city, who died Saturday at 2:30 a.m. after an extended illness.
Mr. Gustin formerly owned Gus' Pizza Parlor on East Ninth street in Rochester and was a featured guitar player with the Circus City Six orchestra, which often appeared in this area.
He was an employee of Delco Electronics at Kokomo for 23 years, a member of the Peru Masonic lodge, Rochester Eastern Star, and VFW, Moose and American Legion of Rochester.
His wife is the former Dorothy Jean DuBOIS, sister of Tom DuBOIS and the late Robert DuBOIS of this city. She survives, along with four children, Thomas GUSTIN, band director for Peru schools; Mrs. Diana Sue PRICKETT, Converse, and Benjamin GUSTIN and Roberta June GUSTIN, both of Peru.

William F. Hubenthal
William Fredrick HUBENTHAL, 92, Twelve Mile, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his residence. He had been in failing health for three years.
Mr. Hubenthal was born May 24, 1884 in Cass county to Charles F. and Elizabeth (BASSLER) HUBENTHAL. A lifelong resident of Cass county, he married Martha May BUCK December 20, 1911.
He was a retired farmer and member of St. James Lutheran church in Logansport.
Surviving are Mrs. Hubenthal; a son, Frank [HUBENTHAL], R.R. 1, Lucerne; four daughters, Mrs. Varrick (Geneva) BOOKWALTER, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Carl (Elizabeth) MILLS, Jonesboro, Ind.; Mrs. John (Pauline) BARRETT, Traverse City, Mich., and Miss Ruth HUBENTHAL, Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, George and Walter [HUBENTHAL], both of R.R. 1, Lucerne; a sister, Mrs. Hugh (Marie) STONG, Metea; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday and will be conducted by the Rev. Nathan GRUEL. Burial will be at the Metea cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 10, 1976

Howard R. Kinney
Howard R. KINNEY, 77, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday in the Kosciusko Community hospital at Warsaw, where he was a patient three weeks. He had been ill 10 years.
He was born Nov. 22, 1898 in Nappanee to Terry and Libby LATHROP KINNEY and had resided in the Akron community 30 years, moving there from Claypool. He was married Oct. 30, 1922 in Warsaw to Mable HEPLER, who survives. He was a retired farmer and was retired from the Peabody Seating company of North Manchester. He was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Gail (Betty) HARTMAN, Akron; Mrs. Jim (Helen) WHETSTONE, Mentont; Mrs. Robert (Veloyce) BROWN, Greentown; Mrs. Connie JULIAN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) BRALLIER, R.R. 1, Silver Lake; thirteen grandchildrn; eleven great-grandchildren; five brothers, Delbert [KINNEY], Plymouth; Kenneth [KINNEY], Peru; Arthur [KINNEY], Fort Wayne; Paul [KINNEY], Hardy, Ark., and Charles [KINNEY], Fort Wayne. Preceding in death were a daughter, Kathleen [KINNEY], and three brothers.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. George CONSTANT officiating. Burial will be in the Leesburg cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday and at the church for one hour before services.

Wednesday, August 11, 1976

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Thursday, August 12, 1976

Herman H. Young
Herman H. YOUNG, 81, R.R. 2 (West 16th Road) Culver, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Veteran's Administration hospital in Fort Wayne following an extended illness.
He was born July 26, 1895, in Jay county to John and Kenzadie STURGEON YOUNG and had lived in the Culver area since 1914. He was a retired farmer. He was a 50-year member of the Culver Masonic lodge, a 50-year member of the Culver Eastern Star and a 50-year member and past-high priest of the Plymouth Royal Arch Masons. He was married April 18, 1920 in Culver to Fern EASTERDAY, who died in 1967.
Surviving are a son, Gerald L. YOUNG, Plymouth; a daughter, Mrs. Lowell (Frances) JOHNSON, Monterey; a brother, Harold S. YOUNG, Rochester; a sister, Miss Mary YOUNG, Kalamazoo, Mich., and a grandson, Douglas JOHNSON, Monterey. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bonine funeral home at Culver with the Rev. James PRICE officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery, with graveside rites by the Culver American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. Memorial services will be conducted by the Culver Masonic lodge and the Culver Eastern Star at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Henry S. Thompson
Henry Stephen THOMPSON, 52, 417 Clayton street, died Wednesday after suffering a coronary attack while at work at the Sealed Power corporation plant here. He was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 3:30 p.m.
Mr. Thompson was born May 15, 1924 in Oak Park, Ill., to John and Edith ROSS THOMPSON. He had lived in Rochester 21 years, coming here from Green township. He was married Nov. 27, 1952 to Augusta M. WOLNICK, who survives. He was a veteran of the Navy, a member of the Grace United Methodist church, the Indiana Dancers association, Indiana Callers association, and the Bridge City Squares, Logansport.
Surviving are Mrs. Thompson; two daughters, Edith and Judy [THOMPSON], both at home; a son, Matthew [THOMPSON], Geneva, O.; a brother, John R. [THOMPSON], Argos; two nieces, and a nephew.
Services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday and will be conducted by the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and until services Saturday. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

Friday, August 13, 1976

Bertha McCarter Utter
Mrs. Bertha (SMITH) McCARTER UTTER, 87, Athens, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rochestr nuring home.
Mrs. Utter was born June 27, 1889 in Miami county to Albert and Ollie KINGERY SMITH. She lived in Miami and Fulton counties all her life. She married Frank McCARTER in 1912; he died in 1948. She married Clarence UTTER in 1953; he died in 1961. Mrs. Utter was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Raymond BROWN, Athens; five sisters, Mrs. Fred (Lucy) SEE, R.R. 2, Macy; Miss Lola COLLINS, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Joel (Gertrude) STAHL, Macy; Mrs. Glen (Sarah) CHAPIN, Rochester; Mrs. Orville (Edith) CUMBRLAND, Hernando, Fla.; a brother, Harold SMITH, Hernando, Fla.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Lee (Opal) MARSH, R.R. 2, Akron; Mrs. Marvin (Lena) TOUSLEY, Warsaw; Mrs. Charles (Betty) TAYLOR, Buena Park, Cal. Three brothers, two sisters, a step-son and step-daughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be at Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fannie W. Bathrick
Mrs. Fannie W. BATHRICK, 88, R.R. 2, Grant, Mich., died at 4:22 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Bathrick was born Feb. 17, 1888 in Vestiburg, Mich., to the Rev. William and Ida KAYLER McLAUGHLIN. She had resided in the Rochester area for four years. She married Roy BATHRICK on December 8, 1904 in Hartwick, Mich. He died April 3, 1972. She was a member of the Muskegon Heights Baptist church, Muskegon, Mich., and was active in Red Cross work.
Surviving are two sons, Vern [BATHRICK], Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Fay [BATHRICK], Rochester; twelve grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. One son, three sisters, and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Mone View cemetery chapel, Muskegon, Mich., and will be performed by the Rev. Floyd HARDY. Burial will be at the Mona View cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Mary M. Welch
Mrs. Mary M. WELCH, 80, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday while visiting Amish Acres, Nappanee.
Mrs.Welch was born July 11, 1896 near Atwood and lived in the Mentone ara all her life. Her husband, Oral [WELCH], died in 1960. She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church and the Friendly Neighbors Home Economics club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth BLUE, Warsaw; one granddaughter, Mrs. Earl YEITER, Warsaw, and one great-grandson.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the King memorial home in Mentone and the Rev. David GOSSER will officiate. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 14, 1976

Gretchen M. Vance
Miss Gretchen Mae VANCE, 35, former Tipton resident, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Logansport Memorial hospital. She had been in critical condition for three weeks.
Miss Vance was born Oct. 31, 1940 in Shelbyville to Lee and Lola [BELL) VANCE.
Surviving are her mother, of Akron; four brothers, Lee [VANCE], Jr., Camden, O.; Jim [VANCE], Eaton, Ind.; Bob [VANCE], Portland; Earl [VANCE], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. George (Patty) JOHNSON, Cicero, Ind.; Mrs. Sharon HARTMAN, Akron.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Claude M. FAWNS officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, August 16, 1976

George W. Coplen
George W. COPLEN, 81, Talma, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw.
Mr. Coplen was born Sept. 11, 1894 in Talma to Frank and Delilah DAVIS COPLEN and was a lifelong resident of Talma. He was in the lumber business and was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Vida FISH, Hayward, Calif.; Olive WENGER, Rochester; one brother, Artimus [COPLEN], Talma. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating. Burial will be at the Reichter cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and until services Tuesday.

Ruth H. Nickels
Mrs. Ruth H. NICKELS, 77, Kewanna, died at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the Pulaski memorial hospital in Winamac.
Mrs. Nickels was born Oct. 21, 1898 in Wayne township, Fulton county, to John and Mary JACKSON HERD. She married Fred E. NICKELS in 1918 in Rochester. He survives.
She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison garden chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Fred R. KRAMER officiating. Burial will be at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 17, 1976

Walter W. Ingram
Walter Woodson INGRAM, 51, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday at Pulaski Memorial hospital in Winamac.
Mr. Ingram was born May 24, 1925 in Kewanna to C. Lee and Lillian NELSON INGRAM. He married Elaine WELTY Feb. 16, 1949 in Kewanna. He was a member of the Kewanna VFW, I.O.O.F. and Chamber of Commerce, and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.
Surviving are the parents and wife; two sons, Kerry Lee [INGRAM], North Judson, and Mike Kough [INGRAM], Lafayette; a daughter, Mrs. Becky ANDERSON, North Judson; four brothers, Bill [INGRAM], Kewanna; Jay [INGRAM], Indianapolis; Dick [INGRAM], LaPorte; Donald [INGRAM], Camp Lejeune, N.C., a sister, Mrs. Shirley BUSSART, Kewanna; six grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Garden chapel in Kewanna with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be at the Barnett cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mary Hester Brown
Miss Mary Hester BROWN, 91, formerly of Liberty township, who had been at Logansport state hospital for 64 years, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
She was born Jan. 3, 1885 in Liberty township to William and Margaret Ann GREGORY BROWN.
Surviving are a brother, Arthur L. BROWN, formerly of Akron and now of Albuquerque, N.M., and nieces and nephews. Five brothers preceded in death.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Five Corners cemetery a mile south of Speck's Corners on Old U.S. 31. The Rev. James O'DELL will officiate. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 o'clock tonight at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

Wednesday, August 18, 1976

[no obits]

Thursday, August 19, 1976

Ray Beall
Word was received today of the death of Ray BEALL, 69, Lagune Hills, Cal. While he had been in poor health for several years, death was unexpected. He was a brother of Ancil BEALL and had visited Rochester on several occasions.

Friday, August 20, 1976

Kevin E. Fisher
Kevin Eugene FISHER, 15, R.R. 1, Macy, was killed Thursday when a shotgun dischargd into his chest at the Charles HISEY residence, R.R. 2, Macy. The house is in Miami county on County Road 1200 North, one mile east of Old U.S. 31.
Hisey and Fisher had been hunting Thurday morning with Hisey's brother, Danny [HISEY], and had returned to the Hisey home when one of the guns would not eject shells. The boys repaired the gun and were discussing going hunting again when the shooting occrrred.
Danny Hisey had left to go to a friend's house and Fisher was sitting on a couch when the gun, held by Rick HISEY, discharged. The incident is still under investigation by state police.
Kevin was born Nov. 2, 1960 in Rocheter to Jerry Lee and Linda PUGH FISHER. He was a member of the Macy United Methodist church and would have been a sophomore at North Miami high school.
Surviving are his mother; three brothers, David, Danny and Randy [FISHER], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George FISHER, R.R. 1, Denver, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruby PUGH, R.R. 6, Rocheter; The father preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home in Denver. Burial will be at the Ever Rest memorial park, Cass county. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Roy Y. Koten
Roy Y. KOTEN of Indianapolis, longtime summer resident of Lake Manitou, died Thursday afternoon at Methodist hospital in Indianapolis after an extended illness. Last rits are incomplete but will be conducted at the Irving Hill chapel of Shirley Brothers mortuary in Indianapolis.

Saturday, August 21, 1976

Roy Y. Koten
Funeral services for Roy Y. KOTEN, 77, Indianapolis, a summer resident of Lake Manitou, will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Irving Hill chapel of Shirley Brothers mortuary, 5377 East Washington street, Indianapolis.
Mr. Koten died Thursday afternoon at Metodist hospital in Indianapolis after an extended illness. He and his wife had spent summers at their "Sunset" cottage on the north shore of Lake Manitou for the last 50 years. Mrs. Koten, who susrives, is the daughter of John TROUTMAN, a pioneer resident of the lake.
A native of Manhattan, Ill., Mr. Koten had lived in Indianapolis since 1948. He was a graduate of North Central college in Naperville, Ill. A head buyer for the midwest division of Atlantic and Pacific Tea company, he had retired from that firm in 1964.
Mr. Koten was a member of the New York Street United Methodist church, an honorary member of the Cincinnati Grocery Manufacturers Representatives and a member of the Indianapolis Grocery association. He was an Army veteran of World War I.
Surviving besides the wife, M. Margaret [KOTEN], are a son, John [KOTEN], Summit, N.J.; a daughter, Miss Jane KOTEN, Winnetka, Ill., and three grandchildren, John, Mark and Sarah KOTEN. Mrs. George RIDDLE of Rochester is a sister-in-law.
Friends may call at the Irving Hill chapel after 2 p.m. Sunday. Graveside services and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester at 1 p.m. Monday.

Monday, August 23, 1976

Flossie Coplen
Mrs. Flossie COPLEN, 80, Tippecanoe, died Saturday at South Bend Memorial hospital.
Mrs. Coplen was born Oct. 5, 1895, in Mentone to Ruel and Mary Ann ENGLE JEFFERIES. She had lived in Tippecanoe for 30 years, moving from Rochester. She married Clifton KARNS in 1915; he died in 1922. In 1926 she married Ray COPLEN; he died in 1946. Mrs. Coplen was a member of the Tippecanoe community church, the Fireman's auxiliary, Progress club and was a 50-year member of the Royal Neighbors.
Surviving are three sons, Joseph KARNS, Shelbyville; John COPLEN, South Bend, and Sam COPLEN, Tippecanoe; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Anne) COOPER, Keystone Heights, Fla.; seven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tippecanoe Community church with the Rev. Douglas FREITZELE officiating. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call at the King memorial home in Mentone today and on Tuesday for one hour before services at the church.

Dr. William K. Sennett
Dr. William K. SENNETT, 73, Macy, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at his residence. Dr. Sennett was retired from the practice of medicine except for conducting some athletic physical examinations.
Dr. Sennett was born Oct. 11, 1902 in Monterey to James R. and Mary Catherine KELSEY SENNETT and had been a doctor in the Macy area for 38 years. He married Gladys E BAXTER Sept. 17, 1936 in Indianapolis. She survives.
Dr. Sennett was a graduate of DePauw university and of the Indiana university medical school, was a member of the American Medical association, the State medical association, Macy United Methodist church, Macy Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, and practiced at Woodlawn hospital, and Dukes hospital, Peru.
Surviving are Mrs. Sennett; two sons, John K. [SENNETT], Argos and Robert W. [SENNETT], Waraw. Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. James R. O'DELL officiating. Burial will be at the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests memorials other than flowers be made to the Manitou Training Center.

Tuesday, August 24, 1976

Dr. William K. Sennett
Inadvertantly omitted from Monday's obituary of Dr. William K. SENNETT, 73, Macy, who died at his home Sunday night, was his military background. Dr. Sennett served as a major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from Jan. 5, 1941 to Jan. 5, 1946 during World War II and was stationed in the China-Burma-India theatre.

Andrea Maria Horban
Andrea Maria HORBAN, 13, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 10 p.m. Monday at her residence following an illness of 15 months.
Andrea was born May 31, 1963 in Rochester to Robert and Catherine HENRIOTT HORBAN. She was an eighth grader at Rochester middle school.
Surviving are her parents; three sisters, Mrs. Susanna LOZANO, Mentone; Mary and Angela [HORBAN], at home; six brothers, John [HORBAN], Kinchole Air Force Base, Mich.; Jerry, Glaise, Andrew, Giles and Stephen [HORBAN], all at home; the maternal grandmother Mrs. Edna GOODMAN, Rochester 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

David Croft
David CROFT, 78, formerly of Roann, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday at Canterbury Manor nursing home.
Mr. Croft was born July 13, 1898 in Noble county to Thomas and Mary Jane HIVELY CROFT. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. William HIVELY, Rochester.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann with the Rev. Charles ZUNKEL officiating. Burial will be at the Pleasant Hill cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Wednesday, August 25, 1976

Laura Payne
Mrs. Laura PAYNE of Gilead died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had been a patient for two years.
She was born in Gilead to Joseph and Marietta WRIGHT WAITE and had lived in New Castle before returing to Gilead in 1965. She was married in 1928 in Hampton, Ia., to Golden B. PAYNE, who died in 1947. She was a school teacher in Muncie for many yeas and was home demonstration agent in Hampton for 3 1/2 years.
Surviving are a sister, Miss Carrie WAITE of Gilead, now at the Canterbury Manor nursing home, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Richard HARTLERODE officiating. Burial will be in the South Mound cemetery at New Castle. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday. The family requests memorials other than flowers be to a church or charity.

Nina R. Manwaring
Mrs. Nina R. MANWARING, 80, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Toby BLALOCK.
Mrs. Manwaring was born Nov. 9, 1895 in Old Fort, O. She married Chester L. MANWARING Jan. 23, 1951; he died Aug. 21, 1967. She graduatd from Oberlin college and taught at Plymouth, Norwalk, O., and Steubenville, O. Mrs. Manwaring was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Merl (Jean) GIBSON, Mentone; three nephews, and a nice.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Mentone First Baptist church with the Rev. Gordon CHITTY officiating. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the King memorial home in Mentone.

Thursdeay, August 26, 1976

[no obits]

Friday, August 27, 1976

Margaret E. Strominger
Mrs. Margaret E. STROMINGER, 64, R.R. 2, Rochester, (Lake Manitou), died today at 7:25 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Strominger was born Feb. 1, 1912 in Kosciusko county to J. M. and Millie KUHN HECKMAN. She married Fred STROMINGER Feb. 23, 1961; he survives. She was a retired nurse, working many years at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Strominger received her training for nursing in Marion county at what is now the Wishard hospital school of nursing. She was a member of Grace United Methodist church, the Business and Professional Women's club, and was a Rotaryann.
Survivors are Mr. Strominger; a step-daughter, Mrs. Omer (Peggy) TORRENCE, R.R. 5, Rochester; a step-son, Fred B. STROMINGER, New Jersey; a sister, Mrs. Fritz (Mabel) KARSH, Bradfordwoods, Pa.; three step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one niece, and one nephew.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating. Burial will be at the Hepton Union cemetery in Nappanee. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and until services on Sunday. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, August 28, 1976

[no obits]

Monday, August 30, 1976

John Eber
John EBER, 93, Akron, died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient four days. He had been ill several years.
He was born July 8, 1883 in Fulton county to Phillip and Elizabeth WAECHTER EBER. He was a lifetime resident of the Akron community. His marriage was Jan. 17, 1903 in Akron to Cora UTTER. She died in 1966. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are two sons, Ernest EBER, Akron, and Russell [EBER], Mentone; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Homer EBER, Marion, O. One daughter, a son, one grandchild, three sisters and six brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron. The Rev. J. D. THOMASON will officiate. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 31, 1976

Agnes M. Schael
Mrs. Agnes M. SCHAEL, 72, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 4:05 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital after suffering a heart attack at Sunshine Cleaners on East Ninth street.
Mrs. Schael was born Oct. 27, 1903 in Joliet, Ill., to Andrew and Isabelle BARR CARNEY and had lived in the Rochester area for 32 years. She married George E. SCHAEL, Jan. 12, 1944 at Blytheville, Ark.; he survives.
Mrs. Schael was a retired elementary teacher and had taught at Rochester middle school and Fulton schools. She was a member of Eastern Star, Manitou Garden club, Rochester Women's club, Sigma Delta Pi and Delta Kappa Gamma. Surviving with the husband is a sister, Mrs. John (Mae) MUNCY, Long Beach, Cal.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. David A. HEYWARD officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rochester Eastern Star will conduct services at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 1, 1976 to Thursday, September 2, 1976

[no obits]

Friday, September 3, 1976

Jacob Harris
Jacob HARRIS, 84, Delong, died at 3:45 a.m. today in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
He was born June 3, 1892 in Alabama and was a retired railroader. The body has been taken to the Bonine funeral home in Culver, where arrangements are pending.

William Reece
William "Bill" REECE, 40, Bourbon, died Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Indiana University hospital, Indianapolis. He had been ill since Aug. 6.
He was born in Kokomo Oct. 1, 1935 to Harry and Evelyn LYTLE REECE and lived in the Bourbon community for 24 years. He was married to Barbara CLEMANS May 18, 1952. He was shop foreman for I&M Manufacturing company of Bourbon. He was a member of the Talma Bible church, Manitou Moose lodge, an associate member of the Marshall County FOP, the Ham Radio clubs of Plymouth and Warsaw.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Evelyn DENMAN, Idaville; the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Willard (Carol) COLE, Bourbon; Mrs. Raymond (Debra) RIGLEY, Mishawaka, and Patricia [REECE], at home; a son, Michael [REECE], at home; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Betsy) SCHAETZLE, Bourbon; Mrs. Virgil (Nancy) MAXSON, Delphi, and Mrs. Jerry (Joan) McGRIFF, Fort Meyers, Fla.; a brother, Paul [REECE], Argos.
Services will be in the Bourbon First United Church of Christ Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Larry H. BUNGER officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the Deaton funeral home in Bourbon after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon Sunday and then at the church for an hour before the service.

Pearl Hagan
Miss Pearl HAGAN, 94, Detroit, Mich., died at 2 a.m. Thursday at the Pine Knoll rest home, Detroit.
Miss Hagan was born Jan. 5, 1882, near Rochester to John and Rose GOSS HAGAN. She left Rochester in 1902 for Detroit, where she was employed as a home health aide and was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Dan (Effie) KLINE, Elkhart, and Mrs. Ruth POMKINS, Indianapolis; a brother, Otis HAGAN, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Her parents, four brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until services on Saturday.

Saturday, September 4, 1976

John A. Bowman
John Albert BOWMAN, 65, Baldwin, Mich., died Friday morning in Baldwin.
He was born Sept. 6, 1910, in Mentone to William and Ora Mae HECKMAN BOWMAN. He was marrid to Beulah KELLEY.
Surviving are the wife; one son, William Dale BOWMAN, South Bend; two daughters, Amelia DAVIS and Mary Louise DECKER, both of South Bend; one sister, Amelia LESTER, and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King memorial home at Mentone with Brother Charles BARRINGTON officiating. Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.

Jacob Harris
Jacob HARRIS, 84, Delong, died at 3:45 a.m. today in the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
He was born June 3, 1892 in Alabama and was a retired railroader. The body has been taken to the Bonine funeral home in Culver, where arrangements are pending.

Saturday, September 4, 1976

Jacob Harris
Services for Jacob HARRIS, 84, Delong, who died at 3:45 a.m. Friday at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Bonine funeral home at Culver.
The Rev. Wilson HARRIS will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 6, 1976

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 7, 1976

David K. Sausaman
Word has been received of the accidental death of former Rochester resident David K. SAUSAMAN, 37.
He was fatally injured in an auto accident in Seoul, Korea, Friday while on a business trip for IMC Chemical corporation.
Mr. Sausaman resided in Terre Haute at the time of his death. He was born Sept. 19, 1939, in Rochester to Lloyd and Lola LaTURNER SAUSAMAN. He graduated from Manchester college and Indiana University at South Bend.
Surviving are the wife, Carol [SAUSAMAN]; a daughter, Kimberly [SAUSAMAN], and two sons, D. Jeffery and Gregory [SAUSAMAN], all at home; the mother, Mrs. Lola SAUSAMAN RINKLE, and a grandmother, Alice MILLER, Goshen.
Arrangements are pending at the Gillis memory chapel, Terre Haute. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with local arrangements handled by the Foster & Good funeral home.

Junior Eugene Swango
An overdose of alcohol was listed as the cause of the death of Junior E. SWANGO, 43, 720 East 12th street, at his home at 11 p.m. Monday.
Rochester police were summoned to the Swango residence by Terry CROUSSORE at 11:30 o/clock. Police found Swango unconscious on the kitchen floor. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Croussore told police that he and Mike McFARLAND had been drinking with Swango when the deceased "passed out" at about 9 p.m. Croussore and McFarland placed a pillow beneath Swango's head and a blanket over him and left the home. When the two returned at 11:21 and were unable to revive Swango, they called police.
Junior Eugene SWANGO was born Nov. 30, 1932, in Rocheter to Williem A. and Edna M. GOOD SWANGO, both of whom prceded him in death.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Virginia) McFARLAND and Mrs. Lowell (Evelyn) McFARLAND, both of Rocheter; one half-sister, Mrs. Ed (Darlene) CARPENTER, Rochester; a brother, and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. One half-sister and a half-brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Clifton E. WILKINS officiating. Burial will be in Citizens cemetery. Friends may call at the Swango residence, 720 East 12th street, after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Harley R. Mathews
Harley R. MATHEWS, 84, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Saturday at his residence.
Mr. Mathews was born Oct. 27, 1891 in Fulton county to Steven and Julia FREECE MATHEWS. He married Carrie DUDGEON MATHEWS July 5, 1913; she preceded in death. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. DeLoy (Mary) KINDIG, Mishawaka; Mrs. Lavoy (Martha) HOFFMAN, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold (Mildred) MEISER, R.R. 5, Rochester; two sons, Ernest [MATHEWS], Lakeville, and Herman [MATHEWS], R.R. 1, Rochester; eighteen grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating. Burial was to be at the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

E. Hazel Noonan
Mrs. E. Hazel NOONAN, 78, formerly of Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in Florence, Ky.
Mrs. Noonan was born Oct. 19, 1897 in Newcastle township to Luther and Lula KESSLER GREEN. She married Robert J. NOONAN in 1914; he died in 1966.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Louise) HAHN, Verona, Ky.; two sons, George [NOONAN], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Merrill [NOONAN], Charleston, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Ralph OVERMYER, R.R. 3, Rochester; a brother, Charles GREEN, R.R. 5, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded in death.
Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with Elder Randall MURPHY officiating. Burial was to be at the Reichter cemetery.

Wednesday, September 8, 1976

Junior Eugene Swango
Calling hours for Junior Eugene SWANGO were to begin at 3 p.m. today at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, rather than at the Swango residence as stated Tuesday.
Services for Mr. Swango, who died Monday at his home, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Clifton E. WILKINS officiating. Burial will be at the Citizens cemetery.

Thursday, September 9, 1976

Francis E. Stoner
Word has been received of the death of Francis E. STONER, 64, at his home in Elgin, Ill., Aug. 29. He was born in Rochester Feb. 24, 1912.
Mr. Stoner was a graduate of Purdue university and worked for the Standard-Thompson corporation of Dayton and Boston as a mechanical engineer. Since 1963 he had been employed by Stoner and company of Chicago.
Mr. Stoner was a member of the Epworth United Methodist churh, the Izaak Walton League, Scottish Rite of Chicago, Elgin Shrine club, and the Mystic lodge F&AM of Dayton.
Surviving are the wife, Lenna [STONER]; a son, Rodney [STONER], Elgin; a daughter, Mrs. John (Carol) REAGAN, Cambridge, Mass.; two brothers, Robert [STONER], Elgin, and Howard [STONER], Morrow Bay, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Herold (Rosella) ROSS, Greencastle, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother.
Services were held Sept. 1 inElgin followed by a private cremation.

Frederick K. Deardorff
Word has been received of the death of Frederick K. DEARDORFF, 90, Richmond, at his home Friday. He was a native of Rochester.
Mr. Deardorff was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge and attended Purdue university and Goshen college. He taught school in Rochester township 12 years and was principal in the Elkhart school system four years and the St. Joseph county elementary schools for 11 years. He was associated with the YMCA in France during World War I.
Mr. Deardorff moved to Richmond in 1941 and was owner of the Central Lunch and the Home Sandwich Shop. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, national and state retired teacher associations, and attended Central United Methodist church.
Surviving are the wife, Ruth [DEARDORFF]; a daughter, Mrs. John FOREMAN, LaHabra, Cal.; three sons, Richard [DEARDORFF], Mishawaka; Ross [DEARDORFF], Indianapolis, and Frank [DEARDORFF], Somerville, N.J.; ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Services were Monday in Richmond. Burial was at Earlham cemetery.

Friday, September 10, 1976

Evelyn M. Dancy
Mrs. Evelyn M. DANCY, 35, Leiters Ford, died at 3:05 p.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Mrs. Dancy was born Oct. 22, 1940 in Chicago to Seldon and Theodore FIVECOTE WILLEY and had lived in Leiters Ford since 1972. She married Daughton DANCY Sept. 13, 1958 in Chicago. He survives.
Other survivors are four sons, Gary [DANCY], Atlanta, Ga.; Roger [DANCY], Mokena, Ill; Michael and Thomas [DANCY], both at home; six daughters, Mrs. James (Rene) ATKINSON, Glen Daniels, W. Va.; Mrs. Ronald (Linda) KLINE, Traverse City, Mich.; Della COLE, Glen Morgan, W. Va.; Deborah, Luann and Judith [DANCY], all at home; two brothers; two sisters, and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leiters Ford United Methodist church with the Rev. William McCLINTOCK officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon on Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer society.

Saturday, September 11, 1976

David K. Sausaman
Funeral arrangements have been made for David K. SAUSAMAN, 37, former Rochester resident who was killed in an auto accident in Korea Sept. 10.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Gillis memory chapel in Terre Haute, Mr. Sausaman's home at the time of his death. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Local arranements are in charge of Foster & Good funeral home.

Herbert Leasure
Word of the death of Herbert LEASURE, a former resident of this community, [Kewanna], was received recently.
He lived in Lynbrook, N.Y. and was a retired lawyer for the Shell Oil Company.
Funeral services were conducted at Lynbrook with graveside rites later at Valparaiso.
Mrs. Gladys RICHARDS, of R.R. 3, Kewanna, a relative, and Mrs. Florence CUNNINGHAM of Grass Creek, a long time friend, attended the services at Valparaiso.

Monday, September 13, 1976

Hubert Rans
Word has been received of the death of former Kewanna resident Hubert R. RANS, 58, Naples, Fla. He died unexpectedly Sunday at his home.
Mr. Rans was the son of D. Roy and Fay ROUCH RANS, who preceded in death. Mr. Rans had been a carpenter.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine [RANS]; four sons, Bill, Don and Michael [RANS] of Naples; Hubert [RANS] Jr., Texas; five sisters, Ethel STIPP, Helen WORL, and Lorene WOOD, all of Valparaiso; Lowell RANS, Apple Valley, Cal.; D. Roy RANS Jr., Winamac; Joe [RANS], Akron; Larry Agnew [RANS], Kewanna.
Funeral services are to be Tuesday in Naples.

Blanche M. Butler
Mrs. Blanche Mae BUTLER, 77, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Butler was born Dec. 10, 1898 in Richland township to William and Martha MILLER WYNN and lived in the Rochester ara all her life. She married Alfred T. BUTLER Nov. 19, 1927 in South Bend; he survives. She was a member of the First Baptist church, Argos.
Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Phyllis) STEININGER, Orland Park, Ill.; Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) BINGLE, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Ralph (Donna) GARVER, Logansport; a son, William A. [BUTLER], Tucson; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Cleo WYNN, Culver. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Zion cemetery southeast of Rochester. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until services Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 14, 1976

Blanche M. Butler
The name of Mrs. Ralph (Fern) BRYANT, R.R. 3, Rochester, was inadvertently omitted from the list of survivors of Mrs. Blanche M. BUTLER whose obituary appeared in Monday's issue of The Sentinel. Mrs. Bryant was a sister of Mrs. Butler. Preceding Mrs. Butler in death were two brothers, one sister and a grandchild.
Services for Mrs. Butler were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial was in the Mount Zion cemetery.

Junior Eugene Swango
Rochester police today corrected their earlier report concerning the death Sept. 6 of Junior E. SWANGO, 43, 720 East 12th street, which was listed as occurring at 11 p.m. from an overdose of alcohol. Originally, police said that Terry CROUSSORE of this city told them that he and Mike McFARLAND, 711 East 12th steet, had been drinking with Swango on Sept. 6.
However, in a second interview with police Monday Croussore said that McFarland was not with Croussore and Swango that evening. Croussore said, instead, that McFarland went to the Swango residence only upon being summoned there sometime after Swango became unconscious.
McFarland had reported to The Sentinel last Saturday that he had not had anything to drink with Swango nor had he been spending the evening of Sept. 6-7 with Swango.
He said that Croussore contacted him at his nearby home about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 6--after Swango had become unconscious--and McFarland told Croussore to cover up Swango. McFarland then left.
McFarland said he returned to the Swango residence about 11:20 p.m. and was told by Croussore that Swango was not recovering. McFarland then called the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for an ambulance.
Patrolman Dennis REICHARD, who made out the original police report, told The Sentinel after Monday's interview, he wants now to talk with any other persons who were at the Swango house on Sept. 6 and that the case still is under investigation.
"I still consider it an accidental death, but I have some questions about events that occurred before the death," Reichard said.
The Sentinel regrets any embarrassment to McFarland caused by the Sept. 7 story in which the original police version of the death was quoted.

Hattie May McKee
Mrs. Hattie May McKEE, 92, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday at the LaPorte hospital following a four-month illness.
Mrs. McKee was born Aug. 7, 1884 in Fulton county to Jacob and Angelina RHODES SHOWLEY and lived all her life in Fulton county. She married Herbert McKEE April 20, 1910 at Bruce Lake; he preceded in death. She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist church.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Three sisters, two half-sisters, two brothers and one half-brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with Pastor Arthur HICKS officiating. Burial will be at Lake Bruce cemetery near Kewanna. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and until services Wednesday. Friends may make memorials to their favorite charity in Mrs. McKee's memory.

Wednesday, September 15, 1976

Mable E. Hoffman
Mrs. Mable Esther HOFFMAN, 89, Flora, former resident of Akron, died at 6 p.m. Monday at the Brethren home in Flora.
Mrs. Hoffman was born Feb. 26, 1887 in Robbins, Ia., to John and Prudence ALLBAUGH STAMY. She maried Dayton L. HOFFMAN, March 23, 1910; he preceded in death. She was a member of the Rochester First Christian church and a 50-year member of the Akron Eastern Star.
Surviving are two daughters, Esther HOFFMAN, Flora; Mrs. Donna WHITE, Denver, Colo.; two sons, DeVere [HOFFMAN], Flora, and the Rev. Donald HOFFMAN, Tillamook, Ore.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Reinke funeral home, Flora, with the Rev. Larry KUNTZ officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Lawn cemetery, Flora. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, September 16, 1976

[no obits]

Friday, September 17, 1976

Bessie Smyth
Bessie SMYTH, 88, Blackwell, Okla., died at 5 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles (Maxine) POWERS of Rochester, where she had been visiting.
Mrs. Smyth was born June 25, 1888 in Fairbury, Neb., to Russell and Sarah FOREMAN DOBBS. Except for six years spent in Rochester, she had lived all her life in Oklahoma. She married Emery E. SMYTH Dec. 17, 1912; he preceded in death.
Mrs. Smyth was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Tonkawa, Okla.
Surviving are Mrs. Powers; a son, Taylor W. SMYTH, Blackwell; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and three sisters. Four brothers and three sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Roberts funeral home in Blackwell. Burial will be at the New Home cemetery in Eddy, Okla. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home will handle local arrangements.

Saturday, September 18, 1976

[no obits]

Monday, September 20, 1976

Marie Putman
Mrs. Marie PUTMAN, 82, 909 Park street, Rochester, formerly of Akron, died at 5:15 p.m. sunday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Putman was born Sept. 2, 1894 in Miami county to Oliver and Almeda SMOKER POWELL. She had lived in Rochester for nine years. She married Folen PUTMAN in Rochester, Dec. 24, 1915; he preceded her in death. Mrs. Putman was a member of the Omega church at Akron.
Surviving are three daughtrs, Mrs. Elston (Eva) SIMS, Rochester; Mrs. Everett (Irene) REAM, Walkerton; Mrs. Benslow (Pauline) DOLL, Walkerton; three sons, Marvin [PUTMAN], LaFontaine; Doile [PUTMAN], Argos; Alvin [PUTMAN], Star City; twenty-two grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. Two daughters, two grandchildren, a sister and brother preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Ray MEATCALF officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday, and until the hour of services on Wednesday.

Carl V. Maus
Carl Vernon MAUS, 79, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence.
Mr. Maus was born April 23, 1897 in Miami county to Augustus and Alice FOUTS MAUS. He married Bernice P. RANKIN Aug. 23, 1919; she survives. He was a retired farmer and the last charter member of the Denver First Brethren church. Mr. Maus was also a member of the Miami art guild, genealogical society oif Miami county, and the Miami county hostorical society.
Surviving are Mrs. Maus; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth EDWARDS, Macy; a brother, Galen R. [MAUS], Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren ad six great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Services were to be today at 2 p.m. at the Denver First church of the Brethren with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating. Burial will be at the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico. Arrangements are being handled by the McCain funeral home.

Tuesday, September 21, 1976

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 22, 1976

James R. Stewart
James R. STEWART, 45, died Tuesday at his home, 521 Pontiac street.
Born Jan. 3, 1931, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Lewis and Helen FORD STEWART. He had resided in this city since his retirement from the U.S. Navy in 1974 after 23 years' service. Mr. Stewart was a 1949 graduate of Rochester high school and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are the mother, of Rochester, and a brother, L. Hadden STEWART, Bremen.
Graveside rites will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating. The American Legion and VFW posts of Rochester will conduct military honors. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visiting hours and the family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Fulton County Library.

Thursday, September 23, 1976

[no obits]

Friday, September 24, 1976

Emil F. Hubeny
Mr. Emil F. HUBENY, 72, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday at the Pulaski memorial hospital in Winamac. Mr. Hubeny ws born Dec. 8, 1903, in Illinois to William and Ann HUBENY and had lived with his daughter in Kewana for the past 15 years. He married Hermine MAYTON in 1934; she preceded him in death. Mr. Hubeny was a retired tailor and farmer and was a member of the Catholic church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Dorothy) FRASA, R.R. 1, Kewanna; a step-brother, George NORBY, New Lisbon, Wis.; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at the Harrison garden chapel at 9 a.m. Saturday with Father Richard SMITH officiating. Burial will be at the Saint Joseph cemetery, River Grove, Ill., with graveside services at 2 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tonight.

Saturday, September 25, 1976

Eva Beck
Mrs. Eva (MITCHELL) LOCKWOOD BECK, 88, Culver, died at 3:20 a.m. today at her home. Mrs. Beck was born Feb. 4, 1888 in Rochester to Matthew and Mary YOUNG MITCHELL and lived in the Fulton-Marshall county area all her life. She was first married to Lucius LOCKWOOD; he preceded her in death. She then married Jacob BECK; he died in 1950.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. J. C. (Olive) BECK, Culver; a sister, Mrs. Harvey (Edith) WAGONER, Dowagiac, Mich.; a brother, Nelson MITCHELL, Mishawaka; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Thomas FRENCH officiating. Burial will be at the Poplar Grove cemetery east of Culver. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, September 27, 1976

Enid D. Kindig
Mrs. Enid D. KINDIG, 76, Deedsville, died at 10:15 a.m. today at her home following a heart attack. Death was unexpected; she had not been previously ill.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Deedsville United Methodist church. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Rochester and at the church for an hour before services.

Robert Mundy
Robert MUNDY, 88, Otterbein, died Friday night in Lafayette following a heart attack.
Mr. Mundy was the father of Mrs. Loren (Naomi) BETZ, former Rochester resident.
Mr. Mundy is survived by his wife, five children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were to be today at the Konsalman funeral home in Fowler at 2 p.m..

Tuesday, September 28, 1976

Enid D. Kindig
Services for Mrs. Enid D. KINDIG, 76, Deedsville, who died at 10:15 a.m. Monday at her residence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist church, Deedsville, with the Revs. David T. FRAIN and Carl SWEET officiating.
Burial will be at the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday and for one hour prior to services at the church.
Mrs. Kindig was born June 12, 1900 in Akron to Odie and Anna KARN HART and lived in the area all her life. She was a cook at North Miami elementary school and a member of Rebekah lodge, and 50 plus club and the Women's Society of the Deedsville United Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Robert [KINDIG], Deedsville, and William [KINDIG], Decatur, Ill.; a brother, Neil HART, Deedsville; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Martiena Bick
Mrs. Martiena BICK, 58, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. Monday at her home following a two-week illness.
Mrs. Bick was born Aug. 21, 1918 in Kosiusko county to Charles H. and Nellie GOOD GEIGER and lived in the area all her life. She married Andrew Jackson BICK Dec. 22, 1934 in Rochester. She was a member of the Church of God, Akron, and the ladies auxiliary of the Manitou Moose lodge and American Legion.
Surviving are Mr. Bick; two sons, Jack K. [BICK], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Jim D. [BICK[, Grand Lakes, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Guy (Faudeline) HILL, Rocheser; Mrs. John TILDEN, Akron; a brother, Dick GEIGER, Rochester. One grandchild, four sisters, and three brothers preceded Mrs. Bick in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until services on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Septermber 29, 1976

Isabelle Grove
Naomi Isabelle GROVE, 67, 318 West Ninth street, died at 3:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital following a 2 1/2 year illness.
Mrs. Grove was born June 11, 1909 to Harley O. and Lou Etta HICKEL RANS and lived her entire life in Fulton county. She married Oliver GROVE Aug. 23, 1944 in Indianapolis; he died in 1960.
Mrs. Grove was a retired elementary teacher and had taught at Reiter, Woodrow, Burton and Caston schools. She was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church, American Legion auxiliary, Sigma Delta Pi teacher sorority and was a past matron of the Eastern Star.
Survving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Richard (Bonnie Lou) WEBSTER, Anderson; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Blanche) KING, Rochester; two brothers, Donald C. RANS, Rochester, and Forrest H. RANS, Fort Wayne; three step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be Ftiday at 2 p.m. 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 2 p.m. Thursday. The family requests memorials other than flowers be made to the First Baptist church.

Mae Murphy
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Mae MURPHY, 82, Mecca, Ind., mother of Mrs. Max HUNGERFORD, Rochester. Mrs. Murphy died Tuesday at the Vermillion county hospital.
Surviving are Mrs. Hungerford; a daughter, Dorothy MURPHY, Mecca; a son, Joe MURPHY, Anderson, and four grandchildren. Mrs. Murphy's husband, John MURPHY, preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Brown funeral home, Montezuma.

Thursday, September 30, 1976

James F. Burnett
Services were held this morning at the Conkle funeral home in Speedway for James F. BURNETT, 65, Indianapolis, who died Monday at his home. Burial was in Lincoln Memory Gardens.
Mr. Burnett, a 45-year resident of Indianapolis, was the husband of the former Eileen MULLICAN of Rocheter. The family maintains a summer home on the southwest shore of Lake Manitou.
He was a native of Gosport and was terminal manager for Tucker Freight Lines Inc. Mr. Burnett was a member of the Msonic, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine lodges and of the Mount Olive United Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Karen FROST, Cayes, Haiti, and two sons, Robert and Michael BURNETT, both of Indianapolis.

Friday, October 1, 1976

S. G. Cox
S. G. "Sandy" COX, 69, Peru, died at Woodlawn hospital at 10:04 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Cox suffered a heart attack at the Lake Manitou home of his daughter, Mrs. Tad LOUDERBACK, R.R. 2, Rochester, and was rushed to Woodlawn hospital with a police escort.
Mr. Cox was born in Parke county Aug. 22, 1907 to Sherman W. and Frances SHALLEY COX. He married Helen IRELAND Sept. 17, 1933; she survives. He was a Washington township trustee from 1942-1950 and mayor of Peru 1952-1956 and 1960-1964. Mr. Cox was a member of the Main Street United Methodist church, Elks lodge, Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite and Murat Temple. He had operated a barber shop in Peru for 38 years.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Walter OHLMAN, Peru; a daughter, Mrs. Tad LOUDERBACK, Rochester, and three granddaughters. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. John SINER officiating. Burial will be at the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday. Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Saturday.

George Weber
George WEBER, 73, Leiters Ford, died at 1:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, following surgery.
Mr. Weber was born March 17, 1903 in Tchippendorf, Rumania to Michael and Maria PRAL WEBER. He had lived in Leiters Ford six years, moving there from Washington. He married Maria OHLER Nov. 13, 1929, inRumania; she survives. Mr. Weber was a retired orchardist and was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ and a veteran of the World War I and World War II German forces.
Surviving are two sons, George [WEBER] Jr., Houston,Texas, and Michael [WEBER], Leiters Ford; three sisters, all residing in Germany, Mrs. Katherina WEBER, and Mrs. Barbara HAFF and Mrs. Maria OHLER and eight grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Church of Christ with Jay C. WILSON officiating. Burial will be in the Citizen's cemetery. Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and at the church for one hour prior to services.

Saturday, October 2, 1976

Benard Simmons and
Miriam Nunez
An Akron boy and a Plymouth girl were killed in separate traffic accidents in Fulton county Friday.
Dead are Benard SIMMONS, 8, Akron, who was struck by a semi-rig at 3:40 p.m. in Akron as his mother watched from across the street, and Miriam NUNEZ, 16, Plymouth, who died this morning of injuries sustained in a church bus accident that injured 16 other persons.
The deaths doubled Fulton county's traffic toll this year, pushing it to four.
The Simmons boy was standing on the south side of Ind. 14 in Akron and his mother was on the north side. The boy, watching his mother, started to cross the road, not seeing the westbound truck driven by John McNABNEY, R.R. 1, Andrews.
State police said the semi-rig skidded 94 feet before its left front tire struck the boy. The boy died of a skull francture and internal injuries. Akron Marshal Ed HAUSER assisted in the investigation.
Benard SIMMONS was born in Chicago on Sept. 21, 1968 to Celestine TOWNSEND and Benard SIMMONS Sr. The family moved to Akron from Chicago four months ago.
Surviving with the mother are the step-father, Leroy SWANSON Jr.; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice TOWNSEND, Chicago, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mildred MAJORS, Chicago.
Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The body will be taken to Chicago for services and burial. Arrangements are incomplete. Burial is scheduled for the Lincoln cemetery.

Miriam Nunez
[See above obit on Benard Simmons]
Miriam NUNEZ was one of 35 passengers in a Plymouth Bible Baptist church bus that went off U.S. 31 while attempting to turn onto Ind. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Miss Nunez, daughter of Honorio NUNEZ, 703 Beerenbrook street, Plymouth, died at 8:20 a.m. today of a deep laceration of the liver that caused massive hemorrhaging, according to Junior D. GOOD, Fulton county coroner.
State police and Fulton county police said the bus was going south when the brakes failed as the driver, Jimmy J. RHODES, R.R. 5, Plymouth, was attempting to turn right onto Ind. 14.
The bus went into a ditch, through a fence and into a field on the southwest side of the intersection, injuring 17 persons, five seriously. All were taken to Woodlawn hospital, where the five seriously injured were admitted and the others were treated and released.
Besides Miss Nunez, the persons admitted to the hospital were Leona JACKSON, 50, R.R. 5, Plymouth, broken right arm and severe face laceations; her husband, Leonard JACKSON, 54, sevvere back injury; Dan RAGHEAL, 13, R.R. 2, Plymouth, head lacerations, and Donnas PAYNE, 14, Plymouth, skull fracture.
State police theorize that the exhaust pipe on the church bus dropped down and melted the brake lining causing the brakes to fail.

Monday, October 4, 1976

[no obits]

Tuesday, October 5, 1976

Arzerna M. Paxton
Mrs. Arzerna M. PAXTON, 86, LaPorte, died today at 5:30 a.m. in the Countryside nursing home in LaPorte.
She was born Dec. 12, 1889 in Kosciusko county to Thomas and Esther TROUD HIGGINS. She was married in November of 1913 to Lloyd PAXTON, who died in 1973.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Esther RUDER, Mrs. Ray (Alta) McCARTY and Mrs. Clarence (Helen) WILTFONG, all of LaPorte; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Hazel HIGGINS, Akron, and Mrs. John (Ethel) MOORE, Dubuque, Ia., and two brother, Willis HIGGINS, Akron, and Forest HIGGINS, Sherburn, Ind.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday until time of service.

Wednesday, October 6, 1976

Darrel F. Coplen
Darrel F. COPLEN, 72, Mentone, died at 2 a.m. today at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw.
Mr. Coplen was born July 29, 1904 in Mentone to John and Ida SHAMP COPLEN. He married Elnora NEWELL Oct. 23, 1929; she survives. He had retired from Manwaring Leghorn Farms and was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church.
Surviving with Mrs. Coplen are a daughter, Mrs. Merrill (Lucy) PETERSON, Milford; a son, Jesse "Tubby" [COPLEN], Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Edna BORTON, Warsaw; a brother, Chester [COPLEN], Mentone; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the King memorial home with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 7, 1976

[no obits]

Friday, October 8, 1976

Nellie J. Morgan
Mrs. Nellie J. MORGAN, 85, R.R. 1, Culver (Aubbeenaubbee township), died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at her home following an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 22, 1890 in Marshall, Ill., to John and Joretta TAYLOR GILBERT and had lived in Aubbeenaubbee township of Fulton county for the last four years, moving there from Speedway, Ind. She was a member of the Speedway Christian church. She was married Sept. 12, 1912 in Marshall, Ill., to Arthur R. MORGAN, who died in 1960.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Dora) TODD, R.R. 1, Culver; a grandson, Robert S. WOODALL, Belleville, Ind.; two great-grandsons, Tracy and Jeff WOODALL, Belleville; a brother, Frank GILBERT, Speedway; a sister, Mrs. Jessie SAITER, Martinsville, Ill., and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Conkle funeral home in Speedway with the Rev. Ray MONTGOMERY officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill cemetery in Plainfield. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home in Culver after 2 p.m. Saturday and at the Conkle funeral home in Speedway after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Clarence A. Dillon
Word has been received of the death of Clarence A. DILLON, 84, in Hendersonville, N.C.
Mr. Dillon was born in Rochester to William and Mary E. DILLON and served in the U.S. military in World War I. He was married to Margaret BITTERS, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Virginia [DILLON]; a son, John [DILLON], and two grandchildren.
Services and burial were in Hendersonville Oct. 5.

Saturday, October 9, 1976

Myrtle Close
Mrs. Myrtle CLOSE, 78, Beaver Dam Lake, died at 7:40 a.m. today in the Miller Merry Manor nrsng home at Warsaw following an illness of six weeks.
She was born Aug. 25, 1898 in New York state and had lived at Beaver dam Lake for 45 years. She was married June 20, 1920 to Bert CLOSE, who preceded in death.
There are no known survivors.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Monday, October 11, 1976

Jeanette M. Clay
Mrs. Jeanette Martha CLAY, 71, 1117 Elm street, died at 9:30 o'clock today at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Clay was born Aug. 24, 1905 in Fulton county to Alonzo and Cora BOGGESS AULT and had lived here all her life. She was first married to Virgil BECKER who preceded her in death. She then married Edger CLAY who also preceded her. She was retired from the Rochester Telephone Company and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church of Rochester.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Betty) MATHIAS, Rochester; four grandchildren, Becky MATHIAS, Rochester; Mrs. Junior (Sandra) OLIVER, Rochester; Dennis [MATHIAS], Rochester; Ronnie [MATHIAS], Akron; four great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until services on Wednesday.

Sarah E. Shambarger
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth SHAMBARGER, 91, Macy, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the Rochester nursing home.
Mrs. Shambarger was born July 12, 1885 in Continental, O., to Phillip and Sarah Eliza WELLS GEREN. She had lived in Macy for 30 years. She married George SHAMBARGER Augst 17, 1912; he died in 1945. She was a retired restaurant employee and a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Surviving are six grandsons, Terry SLISHER, Macy; Fred SLISHER, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; Gene SLISHER, Kenneth SLISHER, and George SLISHER, all of Rochester; six granddaughters, Mrs. Tom (Betty) LANDIS, Macy; Mrs. David (Margery) MAIN, Mexico; Mrs. John (Mary Ann) DONALDSON, Peru; Mrs. James (Phyllis) RITCHIE, Macy; Mrs. Mike (Roxie) HERRELL, Rochester; Mrs. Robert (Twila) BARNES, Rochester; twenty-three great-grandchildren. One son, nine brothers and sisters, and two daughters preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home with the Rev. James O'DELL officiating. Burial will be at the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 4 o'clock to 9 o'clock tonight.

Pearl Stoner
Mrs. Pearl STONER, 95, Akron, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sycamore nursing home in Kokomo.
Mrs. Stoner was born Oct. 9, 1881 in Kosciusko county to Daniel and Angeline HARTUNG LEININGER and lived in Akron all her life. She married H. D. STONER in 1899; he died in 1959. Mrs. Stoner was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Georgia [SENGER], Peru; a sister, Mrs. Fay SMITH, Akron; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A daughter and one grandchild preceded her in death.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron cemetery with the Rev. John MOORE and the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

Tuesday, October 12, 1976

Lula M. Nitcher
Word has been received of the death of Lula M. NITCHER, 74, Plymouth. She died at 1 a.m. Saturday at Parkview hospital after a brief illness.
Mrs. Nitcher was born Oct. 9, 1902 in Tippecanoe and married Bina NITCHER Oct. 10, 1917; he survives. She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal church, Rochester.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Martha SALACH, Mrs. Virginia SPENCER and Mrs. Goldie MORRISON, all of Plymouth; Mrs. Lula M. PRITCHETT, Argos; Mrs. Betty RITTER, Rochester; a son, George [NITCHER], Ober; forty-nine grandchildren; eighty-four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Ralph HALL, Plymouth.
Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Johnson funeral home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Robert SCHULTZ officiating.

Wednesday, October 13, 1976

Stanley Egnew
Stanley EGNEW, 60, Nyona Lake, died this morning in a fire at his home. Junior D. GOOD, Fulton county coroner, said death was due to asphyxiation from smoke inhalation. Egnew suffered first degree burns over his entire body, Good said.
Neighbors called the Macy fire department at 3:15 a.m. after hearing a noise that they said sounded like an explosion. Both the Macy and Fulton fire departments went to the scene but they could not save Egnew, who lived alone.
The body was found about 6 a.m. in the basement of the one-story frame house in the debris of the collapsed floors of the living room and bedroom.
Good said that it appeared there was an explosion of an LP gas heating unit in the southwest corner of the living room, followed by the fire. It is believed that Egnew was sleeping in the bedroom next to the living room when the explosion occurred.
The body has been taken to the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton, where arrangements are pending.

Ora E. Carlile
Mrs. Ora E. CARLILE, 75, R.R. 2, Royal Center, died at 2:40 a.m. today at the Campbell nursing home, Logansport, where she had been living for 10 years.
Mrs. Carlile was born July 8, 1901 in Tipton county to James and Sarah DEWITT. She married Andrew DILTS in May, 1924; he died in 1958. She married Everett CARLILE in November, 1965; he died that year. Mrs. Carlile was a member of the Logansport Seventh Day Adventist church.
Surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Margaret DePOY, Star City; two brothers, Raymond DEWITT, Galveston, and Harrison DEWITT, Kewanna; two granddaughters, Mrs. Becky MILLER, and Mrs. Sandra DOWNS, Kokomo; five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison garden chapel, Royal Center, with David FISH officiating. Burial will be at the Star City I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 14, 1976

Wilbur Overmyer
Wilbur OVERMYER, 53, Argos, died unexpectedly at his home at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was under a doctor's care; death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
He was born March 21, 1923 in Richland township of Fulton county to Benjamin and Blanche SANDERS OVERMYER. He was married Dec. 25, 1947 in Winamac to Ethel COOPER, who survives. They had lived in Argos 25 years, moving there from Monterey. He was an employee of Bremen Castings, Bremen. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Argos American Legion.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Tony (Judy) CAMPBELL, Hazard, Ky., and Mrs. Brian (Diana) NIEB, San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Michael [OVERMYER], Nappanee, and Ralph [OVERMYER], Argos; eleven grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Blanche OVERMYER, Cassopolis, Mich; two brothers, Paul [OVERMYER], Aurora, Ill., and Richard [OVERMYER], Tampa, Fla.; eight sisters, Mrs. Edith STEVENS, Indianapolis; Mrs. Klarmae KREIG, Bradenton, Fla.; Mrs. Esther HURLBUT, Mishawaka; Mrs. Norma STRAUB, LaPorte; Mrs. Betty SPENCER and Mrs. Rosie KIRBALL, both of Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Ida ALEXANDER, Aurora, Ill. and Mrs. Wilma EMORY, Springfield, O.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Ralph WESTAFER officiating. Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The Argos American Legion will assist with graveside services.

Mary Sterling
Mrs. Mary STERLING, 88, Akron, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mrs. Sterling was born Jan. 30, 1888 in Fulton county to Henry and Sarah LEININGER HALDEMAN and had lived in this area all her life. She first married [Gail] HARSH, who died in 1943. She then married Harvey STERLING, who died in 1959. She was a member of the Akron Eastern Star.
Surviving are fourteen nieces and nephews. Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. John MOORE officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday and on Saturday until the hour of service.

Friday, October 15, 1976

Stanley Egnew
Graveside services for Stanley Harold EGNEW, 61, who died in a fire at his home at Nyona Lake Wednesday, were to be held today at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn cemetery, Milford, O.
Mr. Egnew was born Oct. 13, 1915 in Indiana and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving is Mr. Egnew's mother, Ethel J. EGNEW.

Firman H. Musselman
Firman H. MUSSELMAN, 59, Twelve Mile, a former resident of Rochester, died at his home Thursday morning.
He was born March 18, 1917 in Fulton county to Nathan and Ruth WARREN MUSSELMAN. He was married February 6, 1937 in Plymouth to Esther PEARSON, who survives. He was a 30-year employee of Rockwell Standard corporation of Logansport and a member of the Yorktown Church of Christ.
Surviving with the wife are one son, Steven [MUSSELMAN], Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mex., and one sister, Mrs. Virginia SULLIVAN, South Bend.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home in Denver with Anthony LALLI officiating. Burial will be in Ever Rest Memorial Park in Cass county. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, October 16, 1976 to Monday, October 18, 1976

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Tuesday, October 19, 1976

Lyman E. McGuire, Sr.
Lyman E. McGUIRE, Sr., 86, Mexico, died at 4 a.m. today at his home.
Mr. McGuire was born Feb. 18, 1890, in Mexico to Charles and Carrie CLINE McGUIRE. He married Grace SHILLING April 25, 1911. He was a member of the Elks lodge, Peru, masonic lodge, Mexico, and the Mexico United Methodist church, and was a retired livestock dealer.
Surviving are Mrs. McGire; two daughters, Joann SHOEMAKER, Denver, and Guinevere GREEN, Twelve Mile; one son, Lyman McGUIRE, Jr., Denver; three sisters, Alice MYERS, Frankfort; Lethel HOWARD, Rochester; Martha SMITH, Peru; a brother, Fred McGUIRE, Mexico; one half-brother, Bill McGUIRE, Mexico; three half-sisters, Betty LAMBAS, Peru; Henrietta CARPENTER, Mexico; Peggy BOLINGER, Ill.; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Donald RICHEY officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 20, 1976

Gerald Smith
Gerald "Bob" SMITH, 45, Hammond, died unexpectedly at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Katherine's hospital, East Chicago.
Mr. Smith was born July 3, 1931 in Fulton county to Earl and Anna E. PARMAN SMITH and had lived in Hammond for 14 tyears. He was employed by Commonwealth Edison in Hammond.
Surviving are the parents, who live in Rochester; two daughters, Jill SMITH, Hammond, and Mrs. Murdock (Kay) BOWENS, Gary; a brother, Richard Dale SMITH, Rochester; one niece, and one nephew.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Eric Burnett
Eric BURNETT, five weeks old, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Akron.
He was born Sept. 14, 1976 in Peru to Annett BURNETT. Surviving are the mother and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BURNETT, Akron.
Graveside servies will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Akron cemetery with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON officiating. Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 6-8 p.m. today.

Thursday, October 21, 1976

Ronald L. Murray
Ronald L. MURRAY, 43, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday of a coronary attack. He had been in ill health for about five months.
Mr. Murray was born March 29, 1933 in Leiters Ford to Ralph and Inez STUBBS MURRAY and had lived in Fulton county his entire life. He married Lois L. FRASA April 27, 1957 at Bruce Lake; she survives. He owned and operated Murray's Radiator and Garage, served in the Navy during the Korean War and was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Jud (Karen) SUMPTER, Rochester, and Rhonda MURRAY, at home a son, Joe [MURRAY], at home; three brothers, Avaughn [MURRAY], Leiters Ford; Arnold [MURRAY], R.R. 2, Rocheter, and Larry [MURRAY], Rochester and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and until the hour of services Friday.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the Heart Fund.

Everett J. Fisher
Everett J. FISHER, 65, Coloma, Mich., a native of Rochester and brother of Mrs. Opal ANDERSON of Lake Manitou, died Tuesday in Borgess hospital at Kalamazoo, Mich. He was a well-known Southwestern Michigan fruit farmer and blueberry grower.
He was born Jan. 9, 1911 in Rochester. He was married Aug. 29, 1931 in South Bend to Dorothy THAR, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, a grandson and two sisters, including Mrs. Anderson.
Services were to be this morning in the Davidson funeral home at Coloma and burial was to be in Northshore Memory Gardens, Benton Harbor, Mich.

Bessie Nungesser
Services will be Friday in San Diego, Cal., for Mrs. Bessie NUNGESSER, 90, former Rochester resident, who died Tuesday in the San Diego Convalescent home.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie MURRAY, 5151 Sterling Court, San Diego and three grandchildren. One son, Byron FRETZ, died in 1974. Also preceding in death was her first husband, Ray FRETZ, former Rochester resident.

Gerald Smith
Services for Gerald "Bob" SMITH, who died Tuesday in East Chicago, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of services Saturday.

Friday, October 22, 1976

John N. Hiatt
John Norman HIATT, 67, Ft. Myers, Fla., former Rochester resident, died at 5:15 a.m. Friday in Fort Myers.
Mr. Hiatt was born May 19, 1909 in Fulton county to W. A. and Charlotte WICKIZER HIATT and had lived in Florida for several years. He was married to Mary LAUNER HIATT; she survives. He was the former proprietor of the Rochester monument works and a retired school teacher, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F., and the Wesley Memorial United Methodist church.
Surviving with Mrs. Hiatt are one daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Charlotte) SMITH, South Bend; a son, William HIATT, Mineral Wells, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Nelson (Marjorie) MOSHER, South Bend, and Mrs. L. W. (Florence) KENYON, Franktown, Colo; seven granddaughters and one grandson.
Final arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Brandy Lin Fisher
Brandy Lin FISHER, infant daughter of Doylle and Ellen MAYES FISHER, Logansport, died at Memorial hospital, Logansport, at 3:52 a.m. Thursday. She was born at 9:15 a.m. Monday.
Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Debra and Emma [FISHER], and three brothers, Rickey, Brian and Roger [FISHER], all at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice FISHER, R.R. 3, Kewanna; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles MAYES, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kewanna First Baptist church with the Rev. Fred KRAMER officiating. Burial will be at Fletcher's Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Harrison garden chapel in Kewanna after 5 p.m. today.

Saturday, October 23, 1976

John N. Hiatt
Services for John N. HIATT, 67, Ft. Myers, Fla., who died Friday in Fort Myers, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Franklin BRUCE officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.
The Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial rites at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The family requests that tributes other than flowers be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1433 North Meridian street, Indianapolis, or to the Wesley Memorial United Methodist church, Fort Myers.

Mary F. Smith
Mrs. Mary F. SMITH, 68, R.R. 2, Wabash, died at 1:30 a.m. today at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw. She had been ill about four years.
She was born March 10, 1908 in Akron. She was married to Carl A. SMITH in June of 1929; he died in 1958. She had been employed at General Tire inWabash and also had been a produce manager at Clark's Foodliner in Wabash.
Surviving are a son, George [SMITH], Roann; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Karen) DILLMAN, Warsaw; a brother, Brice SLAYBAUGH, New York, and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Allan FLINT officiating. Burial will be in the Roann cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Robert Bull
Robert BULL, LaGrange, brother of Mrs. Norbert M. GALLAGHER of Rochester, died Thursday at South Bend Memorial hospital following heart surgery. He was director of field warehouses for Sealed Power corporation.

Chester L. Martin
Chester L. MARTIN, 76, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 1:43 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient since Friday.
Mr. Martin was born Aug. 30, 1900 in Bourbon to Charles and Olive RULE MARTIN and had lived in Culver for 26 years. He married Marjorie ROOSE Dec. 29, 1923 in Bourbon; she survives. He was a retired livestock hauler.
Surviving with Mrs. Martin are one daughter, Mrs. Janet KIBORT, Culver; two sons, Everett MARTIN, R.R. 1, Culver, and Kenneth MARTIN, Indianapolis; a brother, Conda MARTIN, Bourbon; eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Pleasant cemetery northwest of Bourbon. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Monday, October 25, 1976

Thomas A. Loher
Thomas A. LOHER, 76, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday at his home.
Mr. Loyer was born Oct. 9, 1900 near Claypool to William and Liza WARREN LOHER and had lived in Akron for 47 years. He married W. Pearl SELLERS June 29, 1929, in Akron; she survives. He was employed by Akron Feed and Grain company.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Senora WALLS, Akron; two grandchildren, Charles SAGUN, Mentone, and Roxy Ann TOLNAY, Warner-Robbins, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Glen AULT, Akron, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. J.D. THOMASON and the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

George Clingenpeel
George CLINGENPEEL, 86, Argos, former Fulton county resident, died early Sunday morning at Veteran's hospital in Big Springs, Texas. He had been visiting friends in Meadows, Taxes when he became ill Friday and was admitted to the hospital.
He was born April 20, 1890 in Fulton county to Jacob and Nellie FERRIE CLINGENPEEL. He was married in 1949 in Fulton county to Alice RICE, who died Aug. 30, 1973. He had lived in Argos 12, years, moving there from the Walnut community, and before that had lived in Fulton county. He was a retired farmer and veteran of World War I.
Surviving are his nurse and companion, Mrs. Lloyd (Mae) SHEAKS, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with Roy FISHBURN officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Hazel G. Wildman Kinley
Hazel G. (JONES) WILDMAN KINLEY, 75, Deedsville, died at 2:25 a.m. Monday at Dukes hospital, Peru.
Mrs. Kinley was born Sept. 16, 1901 in Miami county to Andrew Jackson and Eva Mae WHITIS JONES. Her first marriage was to Murray T. WILDMAN on April 15, 1922 in Mexico; he died Oct. 22, 1961. She married Gilbert H. KINLEY Sept. 16, 1972; he survives. She was a retired postmaster at Deedsville and a member of the Deedsville United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donnalou ADKINS, New Albany; a son, Wallace V. WILDMAN, Deedsville; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie SHOEMAKER, Denver, and Mrs. Susie HAMMON, Peru; a brother, Clarence JONES, Memphis, Tenn., and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain funeral home with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating. Burial will be at the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Roy C. Howell
Roy C. HOWELL, 74, St. Petersburg, Fla., died Saturday at the Palms Pasadena hospital in St. Petrsburg.
Mr. Howell was born May 29, 1902, in Ohio to Albert and Effie HAYES HOWELL. He married Doris BETHEL who survives. He was employed by Republic Steel as a millwright.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary MOBLEY and Jean SMITH, both of St. Petersburg; Doris ENDLICH, East Sparta, O.; two sons, William [HOWELL], of Kent, O., and Harry [HOWELL], Rochester; two sisters, Ida PEDERSEN, Dennison, O., and Jessie McELHANEY, Moorefield, .; twenty-eight grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Koch funeral home, Moorefield, O., with the Rev. Joseph ROUSH officiating. Burial will be at the Moorefield cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 26, 1976

Doris E. Rothrock
Doris E. ROTHROCK, 44, Browns Milles, N.J., died at her home at 5:30 a.m. today.
Mrs. Rothrock, a former resident of Monterey, was born Oct. 18, 1932 in Indianapolis, to Mr. and Mrs. William E. HARDING. She married Donald R. ROTHROCK Oct. 19, 1962, in Indianapolis; he survives.
Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Betty HOBBS, Tavers, Fla., and two brothers, William HARDING, Jr., Indianapolis, and Ralph HARDING, Taveres, Fla.
The body is being returned to the Bonine funeral home, Culver, where arrangements are pending.

Wednesday, October 27, 1976

Doris E. Rothrock
Services for Mrs. Doris E. ROTHROCK, 44, Browns Mills, N.J., formerly of the Culver-Monterey area, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Thomas FRENCH officiating. Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Alan E. Blue
A Mentone boy was killed and four other persons were injured, two critically, in a head-on crash of two cars on Ind. 25 at County Road 100 South, a mile south of Rochester, at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Dead is Alan BLUE, 18, Mentone, a 1976 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley high school, who sustained massive head injuries. State police said the boy was pronounced dead 20 minutes after arrival at Woodlawn hospital.
Critically injured were:
Rodney J. LEWIS, 18, R.R. 5, Rochester--massive facial injuries and skull fracture, and Jeffery L. WERT, 19, Monticello--massive head injuries and internal injuries. Both are in intensive care unit at South Bend Memorial hospital.
Also injured were:
David GROSS, 19, Talma, fractured left shoulder and massive facial lacerations, and Denise WHITEMAN, 19, R.R. 1, Idaville--broken right leg.
Gross is listed in satisfactory condition at Kokomo St. Joseph hospital and Miss Whiteman is listed in satisfactory condition to White County Memorial hospital in Monticello.
Blue and Gross were riding in a car driven by Lewis; Miss Whiteman was riding in a car driven by Wert.
State Trooper Jerry JOLLEY, who was assisted at the scene by Fulton county police, Rochester city police and special deputies, gave the following account of the accident:
Lewis was driving south on Ind. 25 and Wert was driving north behind a farm truck operated by Frank CRIPE, 66, R.R. 6, Rochester.
The farm truck turned left to enter County Road 100 South when the Lewis car, apparently traveling at a high rate of speed, hit the rear of the farm truck. The Lewis car went into the northbound lane, still traveling south, and collided head-on with the Wert vehicle.
Cripe was not injured. All the occupants of the two cars remained in the badly twisted vehicles and it took considerable time for police officers using pry bars and two wreckers to free them from the automobiles.
Jolley said the accident still is under investigation. He said that the truck driver was not at fault; Cripe was three-fourths through his turn when the truck was hit, Jolley said.
Alan Eugene BLUE was born Nov. 15, 1957 in Rochester to Merl BLUE, now of Warsaw, and Thelma MOYER BLUE, now of Mentone. He was employed at the Mollenhour Lumber and Manufacturing company.
Surviving with the parents are a sister, Cheryl [BLUE], 10 years old; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie BOWSER, Mentone, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee MOYER, Silver Lake.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the King memorial home at Mentone and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, October 28, 1976

Ronald J. Shaw
Ronald J. SHAW, 72, Four Seasons mobile home court, died at 1:15 a.m. today at his home.
Mr. Shaw was born March 31, 1904 in Macy to Clayton and Emma SMITH SHAW. He had lived here five years, coming from Indianapolis. He married Hazel N. BUTLER, April 24, 1926, at Warsaw; she survives. He was a retired plant superintendent for Link-Belt company, Indianapolis, attended the Riverside Baptist church, Fort Myers, Fla., and was a member of the Link-Belt Production club.
Surviving are one son, Ronald E. SHAW, Roann; the step-father, William Albert SANDERS, Rochester; three grandchildren. One granddaughter preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday, October 29, 1976

Rodney J. Lewis
Rodney J. LEWIS, 16, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial hospital of injuries sustained in a three-car crash Tuesday night on Ind. 25, one mile south of Rochester.
The condition of three other youths injured in the same accident remains the same today. Jeffrey L. WERT, 19, Monticello is listed in critical condition in South Bend Memorial hospital. David GROSS, 19, Talma, and Denise WHITELAND, R.R. 1, Idaville, are in fair condition. Gross is in Kokomo St. Joseph's hospital. Whiteland is in White county memorial hospital in Monticello.
Rodney J. LEWIS was born Dec. 27, 1959 in Rochester to James and Barbara WALTERS LEWIS and was a member of the junior class at Rochester high school.
Rodney was a member of the Rochester high school swim team, and was a member of the First Brethren church of Tiosa.
Surviving are his father; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul WALTERS, R.R. 1, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert LEWIS, R.R. 5, Rochester. His mother and one brother, Gregory Allan [LEWIS], preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John SHULTZ officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Rochester friends may call from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. today and until the hour of services Saturday.

Frank Wagoner
Word has been received of the death of Frank WAGONER, Ludington, Mich., former Rochester resident.
Services for Mr. Wagoner will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Alexander Rye funeral home in Ludington.

Ruth J. Alderfer
Mrs. Ruth Jeanette ALDERFER, 73, Akron, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at her home following a three-week illness.
Mrs. Alderfer was born April 22, 1903 in Fulton county to Fred and Grace TROXEL AULT and had lived in Akron six years moving there from Mentone. She married Carl M. ALDERFER, June 12, 1920 in Rochester; he survives. She was a member of the Rochester United Brethren church.
Surviving are seven sons, Fredrick and Myron [ALDERFER], Rochester; Earl [ALDERFER], Fort Wayne; Merle [ALDERFER], Laketon; Clyde [ALDERFER], Mentone; Howard [ALDERFER], Warsaw; Wayne [ALDERFER], Cromwell; four daughters, Mrs. Jessie ARMSTRONG, Mexico; Mrs. Mary BRUCE, Laketon; Mrs. Ruby THOMPSON, Claypool; Mrs. Phyllis LARUE, mentone; two brothers, Everett and Guy AULT, Rochester; thirty-seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be at the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

James M. Buck
James Maurice BUCK, 84, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Buck was born Feb. 24, 1892 in Smith county, Kentucky, to James and Rachel McCLAIN BUCK. He married Dora Van STAALDUINE in 1912. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Dorothy) RANDALL, Rochester, and Mrs. Carl (Dorene) BOCKERY, LaMar, Mo.; four sons, Marion BUCK, Eads, Colo.; Floyd [BUCK], LaMar, Mo.; Leland [BUCK], Okmulgee, Okla.; Neal [BUCK], McEwen, Tenn. twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister and two brothers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Lobmyere-Konantz funeral home, LaMar, Mo. Local arrangements are being handles by the Foster & Good funeral home.

Saturday, October 30, 1976

Anna Metzger
Mrs. Anna METZGER, 87, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday at Canterbury nursing home where she had been living for three years. She formerly was of R.R. 3, Rochester.
Mrs. Metzger was born Sept. 28, 1889 in Chicago to Anton and Frances KAREL and had lived in Rochester 34 years. Her first marriage was to Anton VYZRAL, who preceded in death. She married George METZGER, March 28, 1941 in Rochester; he survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Marie) MAYFORTH, Benton Harbor, Mich.; two sons, Joseph VYZRAL, Stevensville, Mich., and Anthony VYZRAL, Lemont, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Rose DOLUGHY, Cicero, Ill., and Mrs. Milly BOQUET, Homewood, Ill.; two brothers, James KAREL, Cicero, Ill., and Tony KAREL, of Florida; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry SHOEMAKER officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of services Monday.

Elsie Carpenter
Mrs. Elsie "Sally" CARPENTER, 69, Argos, died at 6:45 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient since Monday.
Mrs. Carpenter was born July 13, 1907 in Hamburg, Germany to Otto and Bertha DORN SOLBRIG and had lived in Argos since her marriage in 1930 to Gerald W. CARPENTER, who preceded in death. She was associated with the former Carpenter insurance agency and did tax preparation in her home.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Jean) GREENLEE, Plymouth two sons, Jack [CARPENTER], Argos, and Jerry [CARPENTER], Plymouth; one brother, Herbert SOLBRIG, South Bend; six grandchildren, and one niece.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HAMMAN officiating. Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the CCU unit of the Plymouth Parkview hospital.

Frank Bixler
Frank BIXLER, 92, Kewanna, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital.
Mr. Bixler was born June 6, 1884 in Fulton county to Daniel B. and Etta COLLINS BIXLER. He married Altha STANCHFIELD April 9, 1909 in Michigan; she preceded in death. He was a retired section worker for the Pennsylvania railroad and a member of the Bruce Lake Station Community church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Esther HUNT, Kewanna; Mrs. Olive TROWBRIDGE, and Mrs. Mildred LESE, both of Elkhart; four sons, Ralph [BIXLER], Midland, Mich.; Ray [BIXLER], Lansing, Mich.; Ermal [BIXLER], Alma, Mich.; and Bill [BIXLER], Logansport; three brothers, Henry [BIXLER], South Bend; Ott [BIXLER], Plymouth, and Orville [BIXLER], Fort Wayne; twenty-two grandchildren, and thirty-one great-grandchildren. A daughter, two brothers, and two grandchildren preceded in death.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. David FRETTINGER officiating. Burial will be at the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Monday, November 1, 1976

Vevil L. Drudge
Mrs. Vevil L. DRUDGE, 75, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at her home.
Mrs. Drudge was born Oct. 8, 1901 in Kosciusko county to Isaac and Nellie TINKEY KERN and had lived in the area all her life. She married Hurshel DRUDGE in 1919; he died in 1971.
Surviving are two sons, Lester [DRUDGE], R.R. 2, Silver Lake, and Kenneth [DRUDGE], Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Eula MAHONEY, Warsaw; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and until the hour of services Tuesday.

Gerald F. Walle
Gerald F. WALLE, 69, 1122 Madison street, died at 2:10 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth. He had been in poor health since 1972.
Mr. Walle was born Sept. 20, 1907 at Bruce Lake to William and Maude MORGAN WALLE and had lived in Rochester since opening a jewelry store in 1932. He was married to E. Bernice MAHLER; she survives. His first store was located in the front of Downs' shoe repair shop, and later in a section of Fristoe's Variety store. In 1942 he purchased the building where Hardesty Printing is now located.
Surviving with Mrs. Walle is a sister, Mrs. Francis (Gertrude) RABER, Peru.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. William McCLINTOCK officiating. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Francis Carl Yike
Francis Carl YIKE, 62, Athens, died at his home at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Mr. Yike was born July 18, 1914 in Akron to Arthur and Iva TRACY YIKE.
Surviving are one brother, Henry YIKE, Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys ROLLER, and Mrs. Clyde HIGGINS, Logansport, and Mrs. Elba GARRISON, Punta Gorda, Fla. One sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fisher funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Paul GRANT officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Hazel Zimmerman
Hazel ZIMMERMAN, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital.
She was born in Miami county to Alpheus and Clara Mae ROLSTON MURPHY and had lived in the Akron area all her life. She married Walter ZIMMERMAN Jan. 20, 1944; he survives. She was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Clara) HAND, Kansas City, Kan.; one son, Dwight CLEMANS, Rochester; one sister, Lula BRYANT, Knox; one brother, Byron MURPHY, South Bend, and two grandchildren. Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Tony LOLLI officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Hope cemetery, Athens. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Milo E. Yeazel
Milo E. "Bud" YEAZEL, 54, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 12:05 a.m. today in Warsaw.
Mr. Yeazel was born Sept. 20, 1922 in Fulton county to Fred and Sylvia YEAZEL and had lived in the area since 1949. He married Sylvia FARRIS Feb. 12, 1949; she survives. He was employed as a truck driver for the Warsaw Foundry and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Alberta) MAST, R.R. 7, Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Freida) GREEN, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Phil (Blanche) HARTUNG, Plymouth, and Mrs. Paul (Mariam) GRILE, South Bend, and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wyman funeral home, Pierceton. Burial will be at the Hillcrest cemetery, Pierceton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of services Wednesday.

Hazel Slipcraft Rhodes
Mrs. Hazel (HEETER) SLIPCRAFT RHODES, 76, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks.
Mrs. Rhodes was born Feb. 17, 1900 in Wabash county to Shirl and Julia WERTENBERGER HEETER. She married Loyd SLIPCRAFT in 1918; he died in 1929. She married Ralph RHODES in 1938; he died in 1968.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) CLEVENGER, and Mrs. Forrest (Myrtle) KEMKER, both of North Manchester; Mrs. Fred (Edith) JACOBSON, R.R. 1, Roann, and Mrs. David (Phyllis) BARETT, Silver Lake; two sons, Allen SLIPCRAFT, Chagrin Falls, O., and Walter SLIPCRAFT, Roann; three grandsons, and one great-granddaughter. One sister preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating. Burial will be at the South Pleasant cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of services Wednesday.

Nellie B. Smith
Mrs. Nellie B. SMITH, 90, 213 Fulton avenue, died at 11 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted earlier in the day.
Mrs. Smith was born Sept. 14, 1896 in Athens to John and Nancy MOORE BRYANT and had lived in the area all her life. She married Otto SMITH in 1937; he died in 1965. She was an abstractor and operated the Buchanan Abstract company until 1970. She was a member of the Rochester Trinity United Methodist church and had been admitted to the Indiana Bar.
Survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Nellie HOOKER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Aletha DAVISSON, Rensselaer; two nephews, Joe SMITH, Butler, and James SMITH, Lagrange. Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be at the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of services Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 2, 1976

S. Wayne Zolman
S. Wayne ZOLMAN, 69, Claypool, died at his home at 1:15 p.m. Monday.
Mr. Zolman was born May 5, 1907 in Fulton county to John W. and Rozella PARKER ZOLMAN. He married Alta TUCKER Sept. 4, 1923 in Cassopolis, Mich. and was a retired toolmaker and foreman at Gatke company in Warsaw. He was a member of the Claypool United Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife and mother; three sons, D. Eugene [ZOLMAN], Warsaw; A. Rex [ZOLMAN], Claypool, and Ted R. [ZOLMAN], Warsaw; three daughters, Mrs. Dale (Bertie Lou) SELNER, Warsaw; Mrs. Phillip (Charlene) SNYDER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Jack (Judy) GEHLEN, Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Eileen PHEBUS, Beaver Dam, and Mrs. Warren (Nadine) CUMBERLAND, Bourbon; one brother, Bernard [ZOLMAN], Mentone; sixteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Claypool United Methodist church with the Rev. Richard APPLEGATE officiating. Burial will be at the Graceland cemetery. Friends may call at the Chamness-Tucker funeral home, Claypool, from 2 to 9 p.m. today and after noon on Wednesday.

Nettie Kinzie
Nettie KINZIE, 80, R.R. 2, North Manchester, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Wabash county hospital following a two-month illness.
Mrs. Kinzie was born Aug. 15, 1896 in Wabash county to Stephen J. and Edna KARN ULREY. She married Lester Ray KINZIE in 1918; he died in 1974. She was a member of the Mexico Old German Baptist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Edna BLOCHER, R.R. 2, North Manchester; Evah RINEHART, R.R. 3, Lafayette, and Nina HESS, R.R. 1, Bringhurst; four sons, Edward A. [KINZIE], R.R. 2, Macy; John H. [KINZIE], R.R. 2, North Manchester; Wayne W. [KINZIE], Rossville, and Ronald C. [KINZIE], Flora; one brother, Jake ULREY, Laketon; twenty-one grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. One son, two grandsons and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be at the Mexico Old German Baptist church at 10 a.m. Thursday with Elders Orville GISH, L. D. WOLF and Emert ROOT officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the McCain funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 3, 1976

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Thursday, November 4, 1976

Leslie E. Carpenter
Leslie Edward "Ed" CARPENTER, 65, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 3:41 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital. He had been in failing health for the past year.
He was born July 2, 1911 in Marshall county to Leslie and Viola STAYTON CARPENTER and had lived in the Rochester area since 1941. He was married Feb. 24, 1934 in Rochester to Marjorie SWANGO, who survives. He had been in refrigeration work for a number of years and for the past 10 years he had been employed by the Culver Inn. He attended the Rochester Assembly of God and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving besides the wife are three sisters, Mrs. Leo (Selma) COTTINGHAM and Mrs. Nellie HUNTER, both of Zephyrhills, Fla, and Mrs. Charles (Trella) HARTMAN, Concord, Cal., and two brothers of Zephyrhills - Nicholas and Arch [CARPENTER]. Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Clifton WILKINS officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until time of service.

Friday, November 5, 1976

Estel Fox
Services were conducted Oct. 29 at the Day funeral home in Bloomington for Estel FOX of Franklin. Mr. Fox was a frequent visitor in the Rochester area.
Surviving are his wife, Joanna (MILLER) FOX, a former schoolteacher in Fulton.
Mrs. Fox is residing at 305 East Methodist drive in Franklin.

Ralph L. Jurgensmyer
Ralph LaVerne JURGENSMYER, 71, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at his home following a six-month illness.
Mr. Jurgensmyer was born July 6, 1905, in Fithian, Ill., to William and Iona WEST JURGENSMYER. He married Delta Marie HARPER in Danville, Ind., Sept. 8, 1927; she survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Rochester Grace United Methodist church, F&AM lodge, Royal Arch Masons 90, I.O.O.F., Logan council 11 of Logansport, and was a trustee of the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Surviving with the wife are several cousins.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Sunday until the hour of services. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Fulton county animal shelter.

Saturday, November 6, 1976

Jennie Harmon
Jennie HARMON, 92, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 12:05 p.m. Friday at her home.
Mrs. Harmon was born July 6, 1884 in Fulton county to Lewis and Mary Jane NOFTSGER LaRUE. She married Earl HARMON in Akron, Dec. 3, 1905; he died in 1960. She was a member of the Akron Church of God, but attended the Olive Branch Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, Lowell [HARMON], Peru, and Harold [HARMON], R.R. 1, Roann; five grandchildren, and seven gret-grandchildren. One son, two sisters, and one brother preceded her in death.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Olive Branch Church of God with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS and the Rev. Gerald BRICKER officiating. Burial will be at the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Grandstaff funeral home, Roann, today after 2 p.m. and Sunday one hour before services.

Terry L. Rose
Terry Lee ROSE, 17, R.R. 1, Mentone, took his own life at 5:30 p.m. Friday at his home.
Terry was born Nov. 12, 1958 in Warsaw to James R. and Mary L. SUMMY ROSE and had lived in the area all his life. He was in the senior class at Tippecanoe Valley high school, and attended the Burket United Methodist church.
Surviving are his parents; three brothers, James A. [ROSE], Mentone; Kevin and Jeffry [ROSE], at home; a sister, Tamara [ROSE], at home; a grandfather, Russell ROSE, Warsaw.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call Sunday after 2 p.m.

Barbara M. Cizek
Barbara M. CIZEK, 88, Canterbury Manor nursing home, formerly of Lake Manitou, died at 2 a.m. today at the nursing home.
Mrs. Cizek was born Nov. 28, 1887, in Chicago and had lived in Rochester 26 years. She married Joseph Frank CIZEK in June, 1911; he died in 1953. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Father Harold WELLER officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call Monday one hour prior to services.

Monday, November 8, 1976

Larry W. Everest
Larry Wayne EVEREST, 30, R.R. 1, Roann, was killed Saturday afternoon in an explosion at his home. He was using a cutting torch on a junk farm tractor when the gasoline tank exploded.
Mr. Everest was born in Miami county May 29, 1946 to Thane and Esther STRONG EVEREST, now of Fort Pierce, Fla. He was married Oct. 9, 1971 to Carolyn CLINGAMAN, who survives. He attended the Paru Church of God and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Surviving with the wife and parents are a son, Scott Daniel [EVEREST], at home; a step-son, David Michael FOX, at home; a step-daughter, Debra Sue FOX, at home, and four brothers, Paul [EVEREST], Frankton; Harold [EVEREST], R.R. 5, Wabash, Donald [EVEREST], Marion, and Glen [EVEREST], Vero Beach, Fla.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grandstaff funeral home at Roann with the Rev. Delmus PAUL officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is a trust fund for the children.

Rev. Wilbert Sullivan
The Rev. Wilbert SULLIVAN, 83, Roann, died unexpectedly at his home Saturday evening. He was a retired minister, school teacher and principal.
He was born Aug. 10, 1893 in Vevay to John and Vira TICKET SULLIVAN. He was married Aug. 30, 1914 to Lena COX, who survives.
He was a veteran of World War II as a chaplain and a member of the Roann Christian church, Roann Masonic lodge, Loyal chapter of Eastern Star, Knights Templar, Roann American Legion. He served for 10 years at the Roann Christian church and for 15 years was principal at the former Roann high school.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Harold [SULLIVAN], Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Jean) MUSSELMAN, R.R. 1, Roann; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 Tuesday in the Grandstaff funeral home at Roann with the Rev. Malcolm MESTON officiating. Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the Masonic service will be at 8 o'clock tonight.

Flo E. Dodt
Mrs. Flo E. DODT, 80, Royal Center, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at the Canterbury nursing home.
Mrs. Dodt was born April 29, 1896, in Pulaski county to Charles and Margaret SWARTZELL TOMLINSON. She was married to Asher W. DODT, who died April 9, 1945. She was the retired owner of the Dodt nursing home in Royal Center and a member of the Royal Center Grace United Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Wayne [DODT], R.R. 2, Royal Center; three grandchildren, Mrs. Rhoda BARKMAN, Kokomo; Dr. Keven DODT, and Dr. Bruce DODT, both of South Bend; three grandchildren. Two sisters preceded in death.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison garden chapel, Royal Center, with the Rev. Macklyn E. BRADISH officiating. Burial will be at the Royal Center cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Joseph B. Payne
Joseph B. PAYNE of Evansville, brother of Mrs. Bettye KING of Rochester, died Saturday at 7:30 p.m. after suffering a massive stroke earlier in the afternoon.
Services are pending the arrival of a son from Germany. The Miller and Miller funeral home in Evansville is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, November 9, 1976

Misty Kay Mounts
Misty Kay MOUNTS, 2 1/2 months, Akron, died Monday morning at her home.
Misty was born Aug. 23, 1976 in Rochester to Dempsey and Bernice CONLEY MOUNTS.
Surviving with the parents are a brother, David Lee [MOUNTS]; the maternal grandfather, Robie CONLEY, Oil Spring, Ky., and the paternal grandmother, Amanda MOUNTS, West Virginia.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. John MOORE officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call today from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 10, 1976

Charles M. Pottenger
Charles M. POTTENGER, 82, Deedsville, died at 7:45 a.m. today.
Arrangements are pending at the McCain funeral home.

Jennie M. Miller
Mrs. Jennie May MILLER, 90, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at her home at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Miller was born May 16, 1886, in Kewanna to Mark and Mary HUDKINS MOORE. She was married Dec. 13, 1902 in Rochester to Frank E. MILLER, who died in 1966. She was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Nenian (Esther) KESLER and Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) COX, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Joseph (Edna) LESSARD, Tampa, Fa.; two sons, Erwood E. MILLER, Hemet, Cal., and Everett D. MILLER, Elverta, Cal; fifteen grandchildren, and twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
One daughter and one son preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Friday until services.

Sheila Sommers
Miss Sheila SOMMERS, 29, Fort Wayne State School and Training Center, died at Fort Wayne Parkview hospital at 6:20 p.m. Monday.
She was born Feb. 21, 1947 in Logansport to Adam Junior and Jane Ann HUME SOMMERS. She was a member of the Grass Creek, United Methodist church.
Surviving with the parents, of Cortez, Fla., are three sisters, Miss Marsha Lee SOMMERS, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Patricia Mae JEFFERSON, Cortez, Fla., and Diana Lynn [SOMMERS], at home in Cortez; a brother, Jeffery Allan [SOMMERS], at home in Cortez; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam SOMMERS, Grass Creek.
Services are pending at the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna.

Mildred E. Tomlinson
Mrs. Mildred E. TOMLINSON, 84, 917 Monroe street, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at South Bend Memorial hospital.
Mrs. Tomlinson was born Oct. 4, 1892, in Kewanna to Charles J. and Clara D. ZELLERS SPARKS. She had lived in Rochester 12 years. She married Harry M. TOMLINSON Sept. 1, 1912 in Kewanna; he died in 1973. She was a retired school eacher, a member of the Rochester Eastern Star, White Shrine of South Bend and the Fulton County Historical Society.
Surviving are two sons, Tommy TOMLINSON, Bunker Hill, and Harry J. TOMLINSON, Kalamazoo, Mic. one sister, Mrs. Ersa ENYART, Kewanna; a brother, Justin C. SPARKS, Angola; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Thursday, November 11, 1976

Charles M. Pottenger
Services for Charles M. POTTENGER, 83, who died Wednesday at the Peru nursing home, will be at the McCain funeral home, Denver, Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John EVANS officiating. Burial will be at the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Pottenger was born Nov. 5, 1893, in Cass county to William A. and Emaline BOWMAN POTTENGER. He married Marie CLINGENPEEL Feb. 14, 1917; she survives. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Margaret BLACKBURN, Logansport; Mrs. Ethel HYJECK, Tallahassee, Fla., and Mrs. Dorothy ORPURT, Peru; three sons, William "Hooker" POTTENGER, Nyona Lake, Marvin and Paul [POTTENGER], R.R. 1, Denver; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Mildred E. Tomlinson
Services for Mrs. Mildred E. TOMLINSON, 84, 917 Monroe street, who died Tuesday in South Bend Memorial hospital, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home.
The Rev. Paul B. STEPHENSON will officiate and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday until time of service. Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ralph M. Tyler
Ralph Marvin TYLER, 43, 1019 Franklin avenue, died of an apparent heart attack at 6:58 p.m. Wednesday after being admitted to Woodlawn hospital at 5 p.m.
Mr. Tyler was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Fulton to Francis and Naomi PICKENS TYLER. He was married to Sarah CAMPBELL, who died in 1967. He was employed by the Rochester school corporation as a maintenance man and was a member of the Rochester Eagles and the Rochester Church of God.
Surviving with the parents are a son, Jeffrey M. TYLER, Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. John (Elnora) SAYGER, Mrs. Willis (Clymenia) HALTERMAN and Mrs. Charles (Judy) KUHN, all of Rochestr; Jean CARPENTER and Mrs. Darrald (Mona) STEFFEY, both of Bunker Hill; four brothers, Billy, Paul and Jimmie [TYLER], all of Rochester, and Melvin [TYLER], McAlester, Okla., and two grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be at the Bruce Lake cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday until the hour of services.

Sheila Sommers
Services for Miss Sheila SOMMERS, 29, Fort Wayne State School and Training Center, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna. The Rev. Raleigh C. WALKER will officiate and burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today.
Miss Sommers died Monday in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital.

Friday, November 12, 1976

Martha C. Bridge
Mrs. Martha C. BRIDGE, 53, 1213 Jefferson street, died at 3 p.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital in Logansport where she had been a patient one week. She had been ill one year and in serious condition one week.
Mrs. Bridge was born Sept. 6, 1923 in Franklin to Arla and Margaret PRESSER WEDDLE. Her marriage was Jan. 12, 1947 in Johnson county to Robert BRIDGE, who survives. Mrs. Bridge lived in the Rochester community 25 years, moving here from Royal Center. She was a member of the First Christian church. She was past-president of the American Legion auxiliary and a past precinct committeewoman.
Surviving with her husband are her mother, of Greenwood, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Terry (Nancy) BOYER, Indianapolis, and two sons, Stephen [BRIDGE], Indianapolis, and John [BRIDGE], of Rochester. Her father preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Rev. Howard WESTERN will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday until the time of service. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Clifford Holler
Clifford HOLLER, 71, Denver, died at 7:08 p.m. Thursday at Dukes hospital, Peru.
Mr. Holler was born Sept. 15, 1905, at South Whitley to Albert and Nora CORDIL HOLLER. He married Mary H. ELKINS May 28, 1926; she survives. He was retired from the Pennsylvania railroad.
Surviving with the wife are two children, Mrs. William HILEMAN and Richard HOLLER, both of Denver; one sister, Mrs. Violet ELKINS, Cambridge City; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Albert McDONALD officiating. Burial will be at the Westlawn cemetery, Denver. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.

George Decker
George DECKER, 72, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 1:30 a.m. today at the Veteran's Administration hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been ill for two months.
Mr. Decker was born Feb. 6, 1904 in Kosciusko county to Benjamin and Myrtle BRYANT DECKER. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Susan SPEICHER, Mentone; Mrs. Mary MERCER, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Ruth ZARTMAN, Largo, Fla., and a brother, Ralph [DECKER], Warsaw.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone. Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call Saturday after 2 p.m.

Saturday, November 13, 1976

Benjamin McCoy
Word has been received of the death of Benjamin McCOY, Hamilton, O., father of Mrs. Jim (Marjorie) TOBEY, R.R. 2, Rochester.
Services for Mr. McCoy will be Monday at Zettlers funeral home, Hamilton, O.

Monday, November 15, 1976

Blanche Dice
Blanche DICE, 80, formerly of Fulton, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at the Canterbury nursing home.
Mrs. Dice was born Jan. 21, 1896 at Grass Creek to Mark and Eva WARE BEATTIE and had lived in that area all her life. She married Chauncy A. DICE at Rochester Dec. 24, 1913; he died in 1962. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.
Surviving are one son, Richard [DICE], Canterbury nursing home; a sister, Faye MILLS, Mishawaka, and nieces and nephews. Two sisters and one brother preceded in death.
Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. John MOORE officiating. Friends may call tonight after 7 o'clock.

Floyd F. Likes
Floyd F. LIKES, 72, Delong, died at 3 a.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial hospital.
Mr. Likes was born July 7, 1904 at Clare, Mich., to Erman and Nancy SCHAUB LIKES. He had lived at Delong for 27 years, moving there from South Bend. He married Mae JOHNSON Sept. 6, 1930; she survives. He was retired from Studebaker corporation and was a member of the South Bend Eagles.
Surviving with Mrs. Likes are one daughter, Ann E. LIKES, Lawrence, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Gladys HATFIELD, Azle, Texas; two brothers, Nelson [LIKES], Charlotte, N.C., and Clifford [LIKES], Peoria, Ill.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Gospel Lighthouse church, Delong, with the Rev. Floyd G. ALLEN officiating. Burial will be at Highland cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, Wednesday after 2 p.m., Thursday until noon and then at the church.

Lula S. Sands
Mrs. Lula S. SANDS, 85, 1006 Elm street, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home, where she had been a patient for five months.
She was born Oct. 18, 1891 in Lake county, Tenn., to William and Mary J. SECOR COOK and had resided most of her life in the Rochester and Akron communities. She was married Nov. 27, 1936 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Harrison V. SANDS, who died Nov. 25, 1965. She was a member of the Akron Church of God and was past-matron of Eastern Star 70 of Rochester of which she was a 50-year member.
Surviving are nieces and nephews. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery near Akron. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday until time of service. Eastern Star services will be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Tuesday, November 16, 1976

Renee Christine Stutzman
Renee Christine STUTZMAN was stillborn in Kokomo St. Joseph hospital Monday afternoon following a one-car accident in Fulton county involving her mother, Mrs. Rick (Linda) STUTZMAN, 18, R.R. 1, Rochestr.
Mrs. Stutzman, a motor route driver for The Rochester Sentinel, was delivering newspapers along County Road 600 South when her car struck a tree head-on at 3 p.m. Monday.
She is listed in fair condition in Kokomo St. Joseph hospital with a broken left leg and facial lacerations.
State police reported the Stutzman vehicle was westbound on County Road 600 South, two miles west of the Nyona Lake Road, when it went off the south side of the road and struck the tree. Damage was $500 to the Stutzman auto.
Besides the parents, Renee Christine is survived by the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest BRANDENBURG, Crawfordsville; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur STUTZMAN, Rochester; the maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Earl BRANDENBURG, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Norris HENRY, Crawfordsville, and Mrs. Clarence ENGLISH (address unknown), and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley MISHLER, Kokomo, and Mrs. W. T. YODER, Harrisburg, Ore.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rocheter I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating. The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Verdie Brockey
Verdie BROCKEY, 91, 807 Monroe street, formerly of Tama, died at 12:35 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital following a nine-month illness.
Mr. Brockey was born Jan. 31, 1885, in Kosciusko county to Abe and Mary BARRETT BROCKEY and had lived in this area all his life. He married Nora L. BRYANT in 1917 near Talma; she survives. He was a retired farmer and attended church in Talma.
Surviving with Mrs. Brockey are nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. A daughter, Buelah BELL; a sister, and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Friday until the hour of service.

Thursday, November 18, 1976

London Imhoff
London IMHOFF, 84, R.R. 7, Huntington, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw. He has been ill for two years.
Mr. Imhoff was born April 30, 1892 at Chili to John and Ella WITTLE IMHOFF and had lived in Huntington 13 years, moving there from Akron. His first marriage was to Florence BUNNELL, Sept. 17, 1916; she died in 1958. He married Bernice PINKERTON in Huntington Aug. 3, 1963; she survives. He was a retired Cory orchard salesman, a member of the Huntington Trinity United Methodist church, the Gilead Masonic lodge and the Exchange club.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Geraldine) FRANKLE, Warsaw; a brother, Fred [IMHOFF], Walton; a stepson; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. Four sisters and a brother preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Revs. Glen W. HUBERT and Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call today after 2 p.m. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cancer Fund.

Ralph L. Shoemaker
Ralph L. SHOEMAKER, 69, Argos, died at 12:27 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been ill for two years.
He was born Sept. 27, 1907 in Kosciusko county to Clifford and Nettie CHAPMAN SHOEMAKER. He was married Aug. 31, 1929 in Waukegon, Ill., to Beatrice SHIMER, who survives. He moved to Argos three years ago from R.R. 5, Rochester. For the last 10 years, he had been an associated Realtor with the Ernie Probst agency in Plymouth. Before that, he had operated a lumber business at Leiters Ford and also had owned and operated the former Tiosa elevator. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, of which he was a former Sunday School superintendent.
Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert [SHOEMAKER], Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Fern) SWIHART, R.R. 1, Argos; four brothers, Roy [SHOEMAKER], R.R. 1, Argos; Raymond [SHOEMAKER], gary; Lee [SHOEMAKER], Windsor, Cal., and Carl [SHOEMAKER], Hemet, Cal.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Revs. William BOSSERMAN and Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the coronary unit of Parkview hospital at Plymouth.

Carrietta Castleman
Mrs. Carrietta CASTLEMAN, 90, 1712 Monroe street, who also maintained a residence at Monterey, died at 8:40 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Tuesday.
Mrs. Castleman was born March 30, 1886, at Leiters Ford to John and Mary Ellen WAGONER Van KIRK and had lived in the area all her life. She married Clarence CASTLEMAN in 1905 at Leiters Ford; he died in 1967. She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church and a charter memer of the Fulton County Chorus.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Mrs. Earl (Barbara) REISMAN, Rochester, and John STAMM, Lake Bruce; a sister, Mrs. Helen LAWSON, R.R. 4, Rochester, and four great grandchildren. A daughter, Vernice STAMM, and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until time of service.

Lillian M. King
Mrs. Lillian M. KING of Evansville, mother of James M. q of Rochester, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Alexander East chapel, Evansville.

James E. Sweet
James Edward SWEET, 56, 506 Arthur street, Warsaw, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He had been ill for several months.
Mr. Sweet was born Nov. 19, 1919 at Logansport to Charles N. and Wilthelma NELSON SWEET. He had lived in Warsaw for several years, moving there from Rochester. He was married to Ann LYNCH; she survives. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving with Mrs. Sweet are two daughters, Mrs. Collen FARMER, Wetupka, Ala., and Ruby SWEET, Warsaw; a son, Jim B. SWEET, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Hazel PERDUE, Red. Oak, Ia.; a brother, William SWEET, Rochester, and six grandchildren. A daughter, Judy [SWEET], and three brothers, Ben, David and Charles [SWEET], preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Burial will be at the Rochester Citizens cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.

Friday, November 19, 1976

Ray Shelton
Ray SHELTON, 82, 921 Jefferson street, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Monday.
Mr. Shelton was born Aug. 5, 1894 near Rochester to P. Eugene and Aletha BLACKBURN SHELTON and had lived in the area all his life. His first marriage was to Cecelia FOX, Aug. 14, 1919; she died in 1959. He married Bernice PASS in 1961; she survives. He was a retired rural mail carrier and had taught at area elementary schools. He was a veteran of World War I, a charter member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion post, World War I Barracks 475, and an honorary member of the Rochestr Lions club.
Surviving with Mrs. Shelton are a son, James L. [SHELTON], San Jose, Cal.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Roger (Betty) YEIDER, Coldwater, Mich.; a step-son, Jack ZARTMAN, Titusville, Fla.; a brother, Ralph SHELTON, Rochester; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A son, Gerald [SHELTON]; step-son, Winsell ZARTMAN, a sister, and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE and the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday until services. American Legion Post 36 will have charge of graveside services. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

Zola D. Morphet
Mrs. Zola D. MORPHET, 87, former Rochester resident, died at 8 a.m. today in Clinton, Md.
Mrs. Morphet was born Dec. 27, 1888 at Royal Center to S. M. and Laura UHL HOLLENBACK. She was married to Earl B. MORPHET, who died in 1967.
Surviving are a son, Keith D. MORPHET, Suitland, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle CHAMP, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Fern WILSON, Kokomo; a brother, Emil HOLLENBACK, South Bend; three granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with Christian Science Reader Robert MURPHY officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Monday until services.

Saturday, November 20, 1976

[no obits]

Monday, November 22, 1976

Ransford L. Peterson
Ransford L. PETERSON, 83, farmer and lifetime resident of Fulton county, died Sunday at 10:45 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since suffering a stroke Nov. 4. Mr. Peterson resided in the Possum Hollow neighborhood of Newcastle township.
He was a charter member and former director of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and of the Soil Conservation Service and at the time of his death was serving as a director of the Prill School association.
Born May 2, 1893, in Wayne township, Mr. Peterson was the son of Charles J. and Katie MICKEY PETERSON. His marriage was Feb. 16, 1916, in Rochester to Eileen KINDIG, who preceded in death Sept. 24, 1968. Mr. Peterson was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, Maurice J. [PETERSON], Newcastle township, and Arthur Dale [PETERSON], Seattle, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie WAGONER, Rochester city clerk-treasurer; Mrs. Joe (Donna Jean) BOGANWRIGHT, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Mrs. Neil (Shirley Ann) McCREARY, Escanaba, Mich.; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe PETERSON, Newcastle township; and two sisters, Mrs. O. D. (Mary) LONG and Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) ROGERS, both of Warsaw. Preceding in death were four brothers, Clarence, Boyd, Frank and Walter [PETERSON], and one sister, Agnes [PETERSON].
Last rites will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with Mr. Terry STOCKMAN officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Prill School association or to the Manitou Training Center.

Linda Lou Allen
Mrs. Linda Lou ALLEN, 28, Liberty Mills, died at the Wabash county hospital in Wabash Sunday at 7 p.m. She had been ill for one year.
She was born July 3, 1948 in rochester to James A. and Hazel M. RUSH LITTLE. She was married to Linville ALLEN Dec. 9, 1972 in Rochester. She was a member of the Athens United Methodist church.
Surviving are the husband; the father, of Rochester; a son, Todd [ALLEN], at home; a step-son, Rickey Dean ALLEN, Warsaw; a step-daughter, Mrs. Larry (Debbie Lynn) BLEVINS, Liberty Mills; two brothers, John N. LITTLE, Rochester, and James Lee LITTLE, R.R. 5, Rochester; three step-sisters, Mrs. Tom (Sandy) NESS, Mrs. Richard (Penny) PIKE, and Jenny NICODEMUS, all of Rochester, and a step-grandchild.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the DeLaughter mortuary in North Manchester with the Rev. Leonard CUSTER officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Friends may call Tuesday after 2 p.m.

Goldie M. Jefferies
Goldie M. JEFFERIES, Mentone, died at 11:58 p.m. Sunday at the Prairie View nursing home, Warsaw.
Mrs. Jefferies was born March 30, 1891 in Kosciusko county. She married Ike JEFFERIES Nov. 30, 1909; he died in 1966. She was a member of the First Baptist church and the Friendly Neighbors Home Economics club.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Chester (Berniece) BALLENGER, R.R. 1, Claypool, and Mrs. Gerald (Reatha) BALLENGER, R.R. 1, Mentone; a son, Deverl JEFFERIES, R.R. 2, Rochester; three half-sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Hattie) WOODS, Burket; Mrs. Pearl JOYCE, Bourbon, and Mrs. Arnold (Clarabell) FLORY, Tippecanoe; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Gordin CHITTY officiating. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday after 2 p.m.

Tuesday, November 23, 1976

Kent A. Paulus
Services were conducted Monday in Elmhurst, Ill., for Kent Allan PAULUS, 28, who died Friday in Elmhurst. Mr. Paulus was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. K. PAULUS, Elmhurst, and the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Robert KINSEY, Mentone, and Mr. and Mrs. Eldred PAULUS, Rochester.
Among the survivors are a sister, Carolyn PAULUS DONOHUE, Fort Wayne; a brother, Jay PAULUS, Addison, Ill.; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna TAYLOR BURNS, North Manchester, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche PAULUS WHITMYRE, Roann.
Private burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, November 24, 1976

Susie M. Biddinger
Mrs. Susie Mae BIDDINGER, 87, 417 Indiana avenue, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been admitted after a fall in the yard of her home Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Biddinger was born April 26, 1889 in Fulton county to Eli and Clara WEASNER WOODCOX and had lived in the area all her life. Her first marriage was to Robert FOLTZ in 1923; he preceded in death. Her second marriage was to Albert BIDDINGER in 1947; he died in 1956.
Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. Dorothy PRESLEY, El Segundo, Cal.; a son, Robert FOLTZ, Rochester; two step-sisters, Mrs. Omer (Ida Belle) STEININGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Carrie WOODCOX, Westville; five step-brothers, Marion, Paul and Hubert WOODCOX, all of South Bend; Jonas WOODCOX, Phoenix, Ariz., and Leonard WOODCOX, Rochester; six grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Three step-sisters preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. George STEININGER officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday until time of services.

Thomas E. DuBois
Thomas E. "Tom" DuBOIS, 52, Rochester, died this morning at Dukes hospital in Peru. Funeral arrangements pending at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Thursday, November 25, 1976

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 26, 1976

Thomas E. DuBois
Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Thomas E. DuBOIS, 52, former Fulton county auditor, who died Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in Dukes hospital at Peru after an extended illness.
The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here, where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. today.
Mr. DuBois, who resided at 931 Franklin avenue, served six years as county auditor, from 1951-56. He assumed the office from the deputy auditor's post upon the death of Auditor H. B. DAVISSON and then was elected to a full four-yer term in 1952.
A 1943 graduate of Rochester High school, Mr. DuBois was a starting guard on the outstanding RHS basketball team of the 1942-43 season. That squad compiled a 16-2 season record and was ranked as the state's top high school team at one point of the campaign. In tourney play, the Zebras advanced to the Hammond semifinal round, losing 49-34 to Lebanon's eventual state champions.
Mr. DuBois was manager of payments and benefits for the Indiana Employment Security Division at the time of his death. A veteran of Asiatic-Pacific theatre service in World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 36 here and of the Masonic Lodge.
Born Dec. 20, 1923, in this city, he was the son of Howard W. and Mabel FRETZ DuBOIS.
Surviving are one son, Michael [DuBOIS], Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Cynthia) SAMPSON, San Diego, Cal.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy Jean) GUSTIN, Peru; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Lucile) DuBOIS, Rochester. Preceding in death were two brothers, Robert [DuBOIS], in 1973, and Benjamin [DuBOIS], in 1943.

Ethel B. Graham
Ethel B. GRAHAM, 85, formerly of Mentone, died at 6:55 p.m. Monday at the Prairie View nursing home, Warsaw, where she had been a patient since 1972.
Mrs. Graham was born July 11, 1891 at Akron to James and Mary Elizabeth TOWNSEND SHIPLEY. She married Everett GRAHAM in Wyoming in 1919; he died in 1926. She was a retired school teacher, having taught at Akron and in Wyoming, and was a graduate of Indiana university.
Surviving are a nephew, J. Harold FIFE, East Chicago, and several cousins.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Gordin CHITTY officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Herbert Amos
Herbert AMOS, 73, Argos, died at 9:22 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient two days. He had been ill one year.
He was born Jan. 3, 1903 at Shelbyville to Thomas and Maude JONAS AMOS. His marriage was April 13, 1935 at Rochester to Marjorie LOWRY, who survives. Mr. Amos had lived in the Argos area since 1955, moving from Mishawaka. He was a retired self-employed painter and decorator. He was a member of the Eagles lodge at Mishawaka and I.O.O.F. Lodge 373.
Surviving with the wife are nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos. The Rev. Frank VALERIANO will officiate. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Lung association.

Saturday, November 27, 1976

[no obits]

Monday, November 29, 1976

Steven K. McClone
Steven K. McCLONE, 20, R.R. 1, Mentone, became one of Indiana's 11 Thanksgiving holiday traffic victims when he was killed Sunday at 12:51 a.m. when his car went out of control on a Kosciusko county road and crashed into a tree.
Steven McClone was born Aug. 10, 1956 at Warsaw to Jacob and Mary Belle SECOR McCLONE Jr., and had lived in the area all his life. He was employed at Owens-Illinois, Warsaw, and was a member of the Mentone CB club.
Surviving are the mother, Mary Belle SELLERS, Palestine; the father, Jacob [McCLONE], Mentone; four brothers, Danny, Jim and Chris [McCLONE], all of Palestine, and Marvin [McCLONE], at home; four sisters, Mrs. Diane CROWEL and Tina McCLONE, both of Palestine; Mrs. Dave (Patricia) SISK, Warsaw, and Mary Lou [McCLONE], at home.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday after 2 p.m.

William S. Harding
William S. HARDING, 91, formerly of Rochester, died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday at Dukes hospital, Peru, where he had been a patient for two weeks.
Mr. Harding was born July 12, 1885 at Rochester to William H. and Mary Olive IZZARD HARDING. He later moved with his parents to Peru. He was a retired cigar maker and was a member of the Peru Baptist church. He married Emma FIKE who preceded in death in 1958.
Surviving are two sons, David and Richard HARDING; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Emmajean) FINCHER; ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildrn; a sister Moneta QUINN, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Services are pending at the Eikenberry funeral home, Peru.

Alice E. Baxter
Mrs. Alice E. BAXTER, 71, Long Beach road, Lake Manitou, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at Memorial hospital, South Bend, where she was admitted Oct. 2. She had been ill since Sept. 28.
Mrs. Baxter was born Sept. 9, 1905 in Van Wert county, O., to Edwin and Louetta WOODWARD KREACHBAUM and had lived in Rochester since 1942, coming from Walton, Ind. She married Ernest O. BAXTER Nov. 25, 1926 in Van Wert; he survives.
She was secretary-treasurer of Baxter Drugs Inc., and a member of Grace United Methodist church, Eastern Star, FDI club, past-president of the Business and Professional Women's club and Sigma Delta Pi sorority. She was a 1921 graduate of Van Wert high school and a graduate of Ohio Northern university with a degree in education. She taught for three years in the Van Wert school system.
Surviving with Mr. Baxter are a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Gloria) GALLOP, Lebanon, Pa.; a son, E. Parke BAXTER, Rochester; four grandchildren, Douglas BAXTER and Mrs. Buddy (Lee Ann) POLLOCK, both of Rochestr, and James and Charles GALLOP, Lebanon, Pa.; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ivalue SANGER, Canoga Park, Cal., and a brother, James KREACHBAUM, Sarasota, Fla.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist church with the Revs. Paul B. STEPHENSON and Fred G. KUEBLER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home and at the church an hour prior to services. The Rochester Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorial rites Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the American Cancer Society or the Fulton County Cancer Detection Center.

Tuesday, November 30, 1976

Alice E. Baxter
Inadvertently omitted from the obituary Monday of Mrs.Alice BAXTER, Lake Manitou, was the fact that she was past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star No. 70.

Clarence V. Shultz
Clarence V. SHULTZ, 76, 125 West Seventh street, died at 11:25 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital. Arranements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

Grace Petz
Mrs. Grace (MECHLING) PETZ, 57, North Liberty, died Monday in Benson, Ariz., from injuries suffered in an auto accident.
Mrs. Petz was born in Argos to Guy and Ervesta BURKETT MECHLING. She married George PETZ in Lakeville in 1964; he survives.
Surviving with the husband are the mother, Mrs. Ervesta MECHLING, Argos; a daughter, Mrs. John (Carole) PEDDYCORD, North Liberty; two sons, Phillip BATSLEER, Chicago, Ill., and Robert BATSLEER, South Bend; a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary) KASER, North Liberty; three step-sons, Edward PETZ, Florida, Michael PETZ, North Liberty, and David PETZ, South Bend; five brothers, William MECHLING and Allen MECHLING, Argos, John MECHLING, South Bend, Joe MECHLING, Mishawaka, and Gerald MECHLING, Edwardsburg, Mich.; three grandchildren, and nine step-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Gaylord SALTZGABORG officiating. Burial wil be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Earnest S. Horn
Earnest S. HORN, 85, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 2:30 a.m. today at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth. He had been seriously ill for six weeks.
Mr. Horn was born Nov. 15, 1891 in Bethlehem township, Cass county, to George and Ciba HORNEY HORN and had lived in the area all his life. He married Mary BASSLER April 24, 1928; she survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Tipton Masonic Lodge, Logansport.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Mary Lou) PARISH, Plattsburg, N.Y., Mrs. Charles (Elaine) BECKER, Metea, and Beverly HORN, Indianapolis; three sons, Gene and Larry [HORN], Kewanna, and Maurice [HORN], Rochester; sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two brothers and six sisters preceded in death.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton. Burial will be at the Metea cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until the hour of services. Masonic services will be conducted by the Tipton Masonic Lodge, Logansport.

Wednesday, December 1, 1976

Earnest S. Horn
The Tipton Masonic lodge of Logansport will conduct memorial services for Earnest S. HORN, 85, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital.
The services will be at 7:30 o'clock tonight in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home at Fulton.
Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home and burial will be in the Metea cemetery. Friends may call tonight until 9 o'clock and Thursday until time of service.

Ernest W. Hart
Ernest W. HART, 71, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for five weeks following a coronary attack.
Mr. Hart was born Nov. 11, 1905, at Kirklin to Edward and Idona MADISON HART. He had lived near Rochester for 34 years, moving here from Winamac. He married Cecil DICKINSON at Frankfort Nov. 13, 1926; she survives. He retired in 1974 from Bendix Mobile Home corporation, Bourbon.
Surviving with Mrs. Hart are three daughters, Sister Carolita HART, Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs. Ron (Joanne) WALTERS, Walton, and Mrs. Paul (Janie) OSBORN, Mishawaka; two sons, Glenn HART, Santa Fe, N.M.; a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Carrie) ALTIC, Palmeto, Fla.; a brother Paul HART, Chandler, Ariz.; nineteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Three sons, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John C. SHULTZ officiating. Burial will be at the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Friday until the hour of services.

Clarence V. Shultz
Services for Clarence V. SHULTZ, 76, 125 West Seventh street, who died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home. The Revs. Morris HOWELL and Frederick KUEBLER will officiate. Burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery at noon.
Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Friday until time of services.
Mr. Shultz was born Aug. 18, 1900 in Huntington county to Frank and Nora HANAUER SHULTZ. He had lived in the Rochester community since 1930. On Feb. 3, 1923 he was married to Gladys Marie BOYER near South Whitley.
He had owned and operated the Shultz Body Shop from 1937 until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist church, was a charter member and past president of the Rochester Lions club and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Phyllis) PERRY, Eaton Rapids, Mich.; a son, Max. [SHULTZ], Rochester; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Zella HARRIS and Mrs. Bernice STETZEL, both of Huntington. A son, Eldon [SHULTZ], a great-grandson and a brother preceded in death.
Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

Evelyn Bryant
Miss Evelyn BRYANT, 78, South Bend, a Rochester resident for 30 years, died Monday morning in South Bend. She had lived in South Bend for 45 years.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Harry (Faye) LONG, Michigan City, and nieces and nephews.
Services were to be in South Bend today and burial was to follow this afternoon in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Julia Ann Holley
Mrs. Julia Ann HOLLEY, 29, Lansing, Mich., former Rochester resident, died Monday of injuries suffered in an auto accident near Lansing.
Mrs. Holley was born Oct. 11, 1947 at Rochester to William and Virginia SHORE STOUT and moved to Grand Ledge, Mich., in 1955. She married Stuart A. HOLLEY Jr. at Grand Ledge in 1966; he survives. She was a 1965 graduate of Grand Ledge high school and received an associate degree from Lansing community college. She was past worthy advisor of Rainbow Assembly 57 and had received the Grand Cross award. She also was active with the Girl Scouts and attended the National Round-up in 1965. She had been a cosmetician with Meijer's Thrifty Acres department store for the past six years.
Surviving with Mr. Holley are a son, Curtis Neal HOLLEY, six years old; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Arthur B. (Reba) SHORE, Rochester; three sisters, Susan STOUT, Boyne City, Mich.; Mrs. John (Marcia Lorene) WYNALDA, Gladwin, Mich., and Mrs. Timothy (Nancy) QUINN, Saginaw, Mich., and an uncle, Byron B. SHORE, Rochester.
Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Peters-Murray funeral home in Grand Ledge. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating the service.
Friends may view the body at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The family will receive friends in the social room of the Rochester First United Presbyterian church following graveside services.

Thursday, December 2, 1976

Ernestine Renz
Mrs. Ernestine BENEDICT RENZ, 59, LaPorte, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the LaPorte hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Renz was born Nov. 30, 1916 at Maxinkuckee to Ernest and Alma McBRIDE BENEDICT. She married Paul R. RENZ April 12, 1941; he survives. She had been employed by Whirlpool corporation, LaPorte, for 18 years, was a member of the First United Methodist church, LaPorte, and a member of the November Circle of the church.
Surviving with Mr. Renz are a daughter, Mrs. Cathleen CRIPE, Moline, Ill.; two sons, David [RENZ], LaPorte, and Philip [RENZ], Angleton, Texas; a step-daughter, Mrs. Marilyn CARDELINO, Bremen; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth RUDD, Plymouth, and Mrs. Barbara ZIMIT, Woodstock, N.Y.; two brothers, Eugene BENEDICT, Culver, and Dale BENEDICT, Ligonier, and five grandchildren.
The body will be cremated and a memorial service will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. Rochester time at the First United Methodist church, 1229 Michigan avenue, LaPorte, with the Rev. Gene FLICKINGER officiating. There will be no visitation hours. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Friday, December 3, 1976

Alice Norris
Mrs. Alice NORRIS, 90, 1308 Jackson boulevard, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Canterbury Manor nursing home. She had been in ill health for two years.
Mrs. Norris was born March 13, 1886 at Akron to John and Rebecca Jane HARTMAN BOWEN. She married Leo NORRIS Dec. 24, 1907; he died in 1964. She was a member of the Argos First Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lucille FISHER, Sebring, Fla., and Mrs. Robert (Betty) MILLER, Columbia City; three sons, Nelson [NORRIS], Wheaton, Ill., Wendell [NORRIS], Rochester, and Manford [NORRIS], Kouts; a brother, Vernie BOWEN, Leiters Ford; twenty grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Three sons, four sisters and seven brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist church, Argos, with Pastor Ray OVIATT officiating. Burial will be at the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and at the church one hour prior to services.

Mary E. Fultz
Mary Elizabeth FULTZ, 93, former Rochester resident, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Fountainview Place, Elkhart.
Mrs. Fultz was born May 20, 1883 in Rush county, Kan. She was married to the Rev. Harley C. FULTZ, who died in 1963. She was a member of the Rochester Church of God, the Church of God missionary society, the Omega missionary society of the Omega church, Akron, where her husband was a minister for 10 years, and a charter member of the Rochester WCTU.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Irene) CULP, Elkhart; a half-brother, Harlan OGDEN, Baton Rouge, La., and a half-sister, Mrs. Ora BRASHER, Columbiana, Ala.
Services will be Saturay at 2 p.m. at the Rochester Church of God with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Warner funeral home, Osceola, and Saturday after 1 p.m. at the church.

C. Edith Wilhelm
Mrs. C. Edith WILHELM, 81, Argos, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Warren county hospital, Bowling Green, Ky., where she was admitted Nov. 27, after becoming ill during a trip to Florida with her family.
Mrs. Wilhelm was born March 17, 1895 near Bruce Lake to Frank and Ida DECKER GUISE and had lived in Argos for 12 years, moving there from R.R. 1, Culver. She married George A. WILHELM at Rochester in 1914; he died in 1963.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Norma) KRING, Argos; Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) GOOD, Hamlet, and Mrs. Clarence (Kathryn) FYE, South Bend; a son, Ermil [WILHELM], R.R. 1, Argos, a sister, Mrs. John (Hazel) LOCKRIDGE, Lakeland, Fla.; eleven grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be at the Bruce Lake cemetery west of Rochester. Friends may call Saturday after 2 p.m.

Saturday, December 4, 1976

Ralph W. Sheetz
Ralph W. SHEETZ, 69, Lake Manitou, died Friday at 6:15 p.m. in the Kosciusko Community hospital at Warsaw after a two-year illness.
Born April 9, 1907, in Fulton county, he was the son of John and Ida GOSS SHEETZ and had lived in Rochester since 1957, moving from Huntington. A retired barber, he had operated a barber shop in his home on the north shore of the lake.
His marriage was Oct. 11, 1931, in Huntington to Edith GUHL, who survives. Mr. Sheetz was a member of the St. John Lutheran church in Rochester.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Marilee) KROUL, Homer, Mich.; and two granddaughters. Two brothers, Elmer and Roy [SHEETZ], preceded in death.
Rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Vernon KNIGHT officiating. Burial will be in the Pilgrim Rest cemetery at Huntington. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Lutheran Hour television program.

Victor J. Weller
Victor J. WELLER, 64, R.R. 4, Rochester, died Friday at 7 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, after a short illness.
Born July 21, 1912, at Twelve Mile, he was the son of Charley and Louie TRACY WELLER and had lived in this community 13 years, moving from Miami county.
Surviving is a brother, Oren G. WELLER, Rochester nursing home.
Last rites will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with burial in the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9-11 a.m. Monday.

Monday, December 6, 1976

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Tuesday, December 7, 1976

Maude Crockett
Mrs. Maude CROCKETT, 79, former Rochester resident, died at 4:12 p.m. Monday at the Souder health care center, Auburn.
Mrs. Crockett was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Akron Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Douglas YORK, Fort Wayne, and a grandson.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Walton, Ind. I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Raymond K. Alderfer
Raymond K. ALDERFER, 68, R.R. 2, Milford, former Rochester resident, died at 7:55 p.m. Sunday at Goshen general hospital following a one-year illness.
Mr. Alderfer was born June 28, 1908 in Fulton county. He had lived in Rochester, Warsaw, Plymouth and Hobart. He married Velma STIVER in 1941; she died in 1976 at Hobart. He was employed by Studebaker for 22 years and by Inland Steel at East Chicago for the past 12 years. He was a member of the Living Gospel church, Nappanee, and attended school in Talma and Richland Center.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Johnna) ZIMMERMAN, Milford, and Mrs. Lavern (Dixie) GUNTER, Sunny Vale, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy FISHER, Watervliet, Mich.; a half-sister, Mrs. Loy (Ruth) FISHER, Hartford, Mich.; a half-brother, Robert V. TEETER, Rochester; a step-brother, Cle TEETER, Mesa, Ariz.; ten grandchildre and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Living Gospel church, Nappanee, with Pastor Otto BEER officiating. Burial will be at the Oakwood cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call at the Mishler funeral home, Milford, Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the World Missionary Press or to the county Cancer Society.

R. Glen Ault
R. Glen AULT, 73, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 12:08 a.m. today in the Goshen hospital.
Mr. Ault was born April 25, 1903 in Kosciusko county to Frank and Arretta BROKAW AULT. He married Lilly LOHER April 22, 1925 at Warsaw; she survives. He was a retired farmer, a graduate of Beaver Dam high school in 1918 and a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are seven daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Faye MATHIAS, Rochester; Mrs. Jeanette KERN, Kokomo; Mrs. Jack (Kate) KURTZ, South Bend; Mrs. James (Mary) SHOEMAKER, Roann; Mrs. Junior (Laura Mae) SWIHART, Akron; Mrs. Dan (Willodean) ALLEN, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Glen (Elsie) BRODBELT, Plymouth; three sons, Franklin [AULT], Rochester, and Richard and John [AULT], both of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Zenophia BURDGE, Akron, and Mrs. Delta ACKEY, Peru; nineteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. A brother, a sister, a grandson and a great-grandson preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Beaver Dam United Methodist church with the Rev. Don HOCHSTETTLER officiating. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until the hour of services Thursday.

C. Lucile Irvine
Services were held Monday at Eden, N.C., for Mrs. C. Lucile IRVINE of Eden, former Rochester resident, who died Saturday morning in that city. Cremation followed.
Mrs. Irvine was the daughter of J. L. and Cora HOESEL of Leiters Ford. Her husband, who preceded in death, was Barrett IRVINE, nephew of the late A. J. BARRETT of Rochester.
She owned and operated the Schultz drug store in this city for many years, where the Sunflower Shop now is located. Mrs. Irvine also served as vice chairman of the Fulton County Republican Central Committss. The Irvines later owned the Culver City drug store before their retirement.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Aileen) NOOE, Eden, N.C.; five grandchildren, and one brother, Everett HOESEL, Culver.

Elsie Billman
Elsie BILLMAN, 89, Argos, formerly of Lake Manitou, died at 10:10 p.m. Monday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
Mrs. Billman was born Feb. 24, 1887 at Kouts to Gustave and Pauline STULTS KOSANKE and had lived in Argos since 1970, moving there from Lake Manitou. She married William BILLMAN Oct. 5, 1908; he died in 1969.
Surviving are two sons, Vernon [BILLMAN], Argos, and Wallace [BILLMAN], Hollywood, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Lenora) BUECHNER and Mrs. Ernest (Louise) ARMSTRONG, both of Chicago.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, December 8, 1976

Jerry D. DeWitt
Jerry D. DeWITT, 44, Kewanna, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.
Mr. DeWitt was born Sept. 19, 1932 in White county to Harrison and Ruth DePOY DeWITT, who survive. He was a carpenter and a vetran of the Korean War.
Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Gene and Bill [DeWITT], Kewanna; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes FORGEY, Logansport; Mrs. Saraetta SHRIVER, and Mrs. Carolyn SHELPMAN, both of Akron; fifteen nieces and nephews, and a great-nephew. A brother preceded in death.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be at the Star City I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call Thursday after 2 p.m.

Thursday, December 9, 1976

Thelma F. Saltsgiver
Mrs. Thelma F. SALTSGIVER, 58, Four Seasons mobile home court, died at 8 a.m. today at her home. She had been in failing health. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Friday, December 10, 1976

Myrl Carl Lichtenwalter
Myrl Carl LICHTENWALTER, 76, 1222 Rochester boulevard, retired nationally-known educator, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth, following a one-year illness.
Mr. Lichtenwalter was born Oct. 11, 1900 at Clarksburg, Ill., to William Henry and Daisy WORKMAN LICHTENWALTER and had lived in Rochester four years, coming here from Chicago. He was first married to Esther FALK in 1922; she died in 1970. His second marriage was to Marjorie HALSTEAD in 1972; she survives.
He received an A.B. degree from the University of Michigan in 1923 and a master's detree from the University of Southern California in 1929. He taught in New Mexico schools, was principal of Fulton school from 1927-29, taught in the Kokomo schools 1929-31, and was retired from the Chicago Public School system where he had taught biology from 1934-67 at Lane Tech and Wells high schools.
He had contributed many articles to professional educational journals and was an editor and author of science text books. He was first president of the National Association of Biology teachers.
Mr. Lichtenwalter was a member of the North West Baptist church, Chicago, and also was a member of the F&AM and the Order of Eastern Star, Fulton, Scottish Rite, South Bend; Mizpah Shrine, Fort Wayne, and the Manitou Shrine club.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Ruth) LUCAS, Palatine, Ill.; and Mrs. Ivan (Myrl) Den BESTEN, Bowling Green, O.; a step-daghter, Mrs. Stanley (Barbara) EIKENBERRY, R.R. 3, Peru; four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating. Entombment will be at the Memorial Park mausoleum, Skokie, Ill. Friends may call Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday until the hour of services. F&AM lodge 665 will conduct servides at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

H. Grover Tinkey
H. Grover TINKEY, 92, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home, Warasw.
Mr. Tinkey was born Nov. 23, 1884 at Claypool to Jonathan and Rozella TUCKER TINKEY and lived in Claypool all his life. He was first married to Goldie NELLAN; she died in 1940. He then married Flavia MYERS; she died in 1957. He was employed as a farmer.
Surviving are a son, Clarence [TINKEY], R.R. 1, Culver; four grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A daughter preceded in death.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Thelma F. Saltsgiver
Thelma Fern SALTSGIVER, 58, R.R. 5, Rochester (Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates), died at 8 a.m. Thursday at her home.
Mrs. Saltsgiver was born Feb. 9, 1918 at Bremen to Hilbert and Lena BENNETT SCHLEMMER and had lived in Rochester since 1951, coming here from Monticello. She married Glan R. SALTSGIVER May 22, 1937 at Wheeling, W. Va.; he survives. She was employed at the Rochester News Agency and was a member of the First Christian church and the Royal Neighbors club, Monticello.
Surviving with Mr. Saltsgiver are a daughter, Mrs. Thom (JoAnn) BEAN, Terre Haute; three sons, James P. [SALTSGIVER], Indianapolis, Keith A. [SALTSGIVER], Dallas, Texas, and Gary R. [SALTSGIVER], Las Vegas, Nev.; six sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Esther) WEAVER, Nappanee; Mrs. William (Violet) RAWLINGS, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Richard (Cecilia) SMITH, Goshen; Mrs. Carl (Cletus) HARTMAN, Bremen; Mrs. Don (Leola) HUNSBERGER, Wyatt, and Mrs. Earl (Phyllis) BYERS, Etna Green, and five grandchildren. A brother and the parents preceded in death.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating. Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services. Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cancer Society.

Saturday, December 11, 1976

Brandy Christine Slaybaugh
Brandy Christine SLAYBAUGH, infant daughter of Joseph D. and Rhonda SANDERS SLAYBAUGH, Lagro, died Friday.
Surviving with the parents are a step-brother, Brett SLAYBAUGH, Akron; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph DEMOULIM, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer SANDERS, Lagro; the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell HAMPTON and Mrs. Opel SANDERS, all of Wabash.
Services were held today at 10 a.m. at the Grandstaff-Hoover-Minor funeral home, Wabash, with the Rev. Wallace DEYO officiating. Burial was at Falls cemetery, Wabash.

Monday, December 13, 1976

Marie Dennis
Marie STUDEBAKER DENNIS, 83, formerly of Fulton, died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at Wyandotte, Mich.
Mrs. Dennis was born Jan. 17, 1893 to Joseph D. and Emma STUDEBAKER. She had lived inWyandotte 35 years, moving there from Fulton.
Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Fred (Evelyn) STURGESS, Wyandotte, Mich.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the R. J. Nixon funeral home, Wyandotte. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Fulton cemetery with the Rev. Robert CAHOON officiating. The Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home will handle local arrangements.

Nellie K. Wildman
Nellie K. WILDMAN, 56, Deedsville, died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday at Dukes hospital, Peru.
Mrs. Wildman was born Nov. 1, 1920 Waynesboro, Va., to Tucker Calvin and Birdie LANDRUM KEY. Her first marriage was to Sigytas SHURN; he died in 1957. Her second mariage was to Wallace V. WILDMAN in 1965; he survives. She was the postmaster at Deedsville and a member of the National League of Postmasters and National Association of Postmasters.
Surviving are two children, Michael SHURN, Indianapolis, and Cpl. Janet SHURN, Quantico, Va.; a step-daughter, Nancy [WILDMAN], at home; three sisters, Mary HULVEY, Waynesboro, Va.; Katherine MORAN, Stauton, Va., and Edith PAINTER, Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, John and Charles KEY, Waynesboro.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at he McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope cemetery, Peru. Friends may call Tuesday after 2 p.m.

Trella E. Kepler
Mrs. Trella E. KEPLER, 81, formerly of Poplar Grove and Santa Anna, died Sunday at 1:10 a.m. at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient two weeks.
Mrs. Kepler was born March 6, 1895 at Argos to John L. and Clara GRIGGS THOMPSON. She married Guy V. KEPLER Dec. 23, 1918; he died in 1966. She was a member of the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Jane) WARNER, Argos; Mrs. Philip (Helen) PEER, and Mrs. Ralph (Letty) MASTEN, both of Plymouth; two sons, John W. [KEPLER], South Bend, and Robert [KEPLER], R.R. 1, Culver; thirteen grandchildren, and nine grat-grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Ruth Robertson
Ruth ROBERTSON, 86, formerly of 631 Madison street, died today at the Rochester nursing home.
Surviving are a brother, Robert KERN, Rochester, and a sister, L. May KERN, 631 Madison street.
Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

Tuesday, December 14, 1976

Ruth Robertson
Services for Ruth KERN ROBERTSON, 86, 631 Madison street, who died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C.J. MOWRER officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Hope cemetery, Athens. Friends may call Tuesday after 2 p.m.
Mrs. Robertson was born Oct. 29, 1894 at Beaver Dam to Jacob W. and Catherine A. ABNER KERN and lived most of her life in Fulton county. She had also lived in Cleveland, O., and Peru. She married James E. ROBERTSON Feb. 13, 1938; he died in 1969.
Surviving are a sister, L. May KERN, Rochester; two brothers, Robert KERN, Rochester, and Frank KERN, Kokomo, and nieces and nephews.

Pauline Rogers
Mrs. Pauline ROGERS, 70, 1212 Franklin avenue, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday while being transferred from Woodlawn hospital to South Bend memorial hospital. She had been in failing health for three months.
Mrs. Rogers was born Dec. 20, 1905 at Rochester to Riley and Emma COLLINS McINTIRE and had lived in Rochester for 12 years, moving here from San Diego, Cal. Prior to that time she had lived in Fulton. She married Donald E. ROGERS on Jan. 7, 1930; he died in 1973. She was a member of the First Christian church, Rochester.
Surviving are a brother, Edward McINTIRE, R.R. 5, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating. Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services. Memorials other thn flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

Wednesday, December 15, 1976

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Thursday, December 16, 1976

Josie H. Smythe
Mrs. Josie H. SMYTHE, 85, Palestine, died at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw. She had been in failing health for several years.
Mrs. Smythe was born June 30, 1891 at Lebanon to James M. and Mary Elizabeth MARTIN HEROD and had lived at Palestine most of her life. She married Harold Asa SMYTHE Oct. 3, 1908; he died in 1931. She was a member of the Palestine Christian church and retired in 1960 from Kralis Brothers Food where she had been employed 16 years.
Surviving are four sons, Henry and Harold [SMYTHE], Mentone; Walter [SMYTHE], Palestine, and Gene Earl [SMYTHE], Warsaw; a daughtr, Mrs. Cedric (Betty) UTTER, Rochester; eighteen grandchildren, and twenty-three grat-grandchildren. Three sons, Kenneth, Leon and Robert [SMYTHE], preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Alex DeGOLYER officiating. Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call Friday after 2 p.m.

Enid A. Barnett
Miss Enid A. BARNETT, 78, Kewanna, died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital.
Miss Barnett was born May 16, 1898 at Kewanna to John A. and Nita GILLESPIE BARNETT. She was a retired technician for Dr. K. K. KRANING and a past worthy matron of the Kewanna Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are an uncle, Ted R. GILLESPIE, Kewanna; an aunt, Miss Barbara GILLESPIE, Fla., and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be at the Barnett cemetery. Friends may call Friday after 4 p.m. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct services Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friday, December 17, 1976

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Saturday, December 18, 1976

Enid A. Barnett
The Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, has listed two mure survivors of Enid BARNETT, who died Wednesday. The survivors are Ruth SMITH, Kewanna, and Bessie SCHIRM, South Bend, both aunts of the deceased.

Frank S. Martin
Frank S. MARTIN, 83, R.R. 1, Plymouth, died Friday at 2:25 a.m. in Plymouth Parkview hospital following an illness of seven days.
He was born in Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 10, 1891 to William and Mary SHAW MARTIN and had lived in Marshall county since 1914. He was married to Freda E. ZARTMAN on March 18, 1911 in Macy; she died in 1965. He was Marshall county sherif from 1941-45. He was a member of Plymouth I.O.O.F., was past-president of the Indiana Sheriffs association; past-president of the Farmers Market, and was secretary of the Clydesdale Breeding association.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary) ADAM, Columbia City; Mrs. Irwin (Marcella) FENDER, Independence, Mo., and Mrs. Edward (Virginia Ann) O'BLENIS, Plymouth; eight sons, Edwin, John and Harold [MARTIN], all of Plymouth; Richard [MARTIN], Kalamazoo, Mich.; Homer [MARTIN], Koontz Lake; Keith [MARTIN], South Bend; Glen [MARTIN], Lakeville, and Cecil [MARTIN], Elkhart; thirty-four grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren. A daughter, a son two brothers and a sistr preceded in death.
Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Van Gilder funeral home in Plymouth with the Rev. William CALE officiating. Burial will be in the Tyner cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. both today and Sunday. Odd Fellows service will be at 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home.

Monday, December 20, 1976

Gavis A. Bridge
Mrs. Gavis A. BRIDGE, 73, Royal Center, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Lutheran hospital, Mesa, Ariz.
Mrs. Bridge was born Dec. 12, 1903 in White county to Jasper A. and Lillian TARR BAER. She married Harry A. BRIDGE Sept. 20, 1923 at Monticello; he died in 1974. She was a member of the Royal Center Trinity United Methodist church, past president of the WSCS, Boone Township Home Economics club, the Royal Center Progressive club, past district secretary of literature of WSCS.
Surviving are two sons, Robert [BRIDGE], 1213 Jefferson street, Rochester, and James [BRIDGE], R.R. 2, Royal Center; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Kay HUMPHREY, Zionsville; two sisters, Mrs. Alberta CARSON, Monticello, and Mrs. Helen SCHEFFEE, Lafayette; fourteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A brother and a step-son preceded in death.
Services are tentatively set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity United Methodist church, Royal Center, with the Rev. Howard WESTERN and the Rev. James BOYLE officiating. Burial will be at the Pike Creek cemetery, Monticello. Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Royal Center, Tuesday after 4 p.m. and Wednesday for one hour before the services as the church.

Ottie M. Walburn
Mrs. Ottie M. WALBURN, 74, Mentone, died at 9:35 a.m. Saturday at her residence. She had been ill six months.
Mrs. Walburn was born Sept. 3, 1902 near Silver Lake to Alfred and Pearl PRICE and had lived in Mentone since 1923. She married Conda E. WALBURN at Silver Lake in 1923; he died in 1973. She was a member of the Mentone reading club, Mentone Order of Eastern Star, Sodales club, Friendly Neighbors home economics club and the Mentone United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Shuja (Beverly) CHAUDHRIA, Indianapolis; a sister, Junita CROWELL, Detroit; a brother, Gail PRICE, Liberty Mills, and two grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. David GROSSER officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Florence M. Raymer
Florence M. RAYMER, 85, Plymouth, a Rochester resident from 1908 to 1950, died at 11 a.m. today in the Cardinal nursing home at South Bend.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Details will be published Tuesday.

Lela A. Goff
Mrs. Lela A. GOFF, 78, formerly of Bourbon and South Whitley, died at 7 p.m. Saturday at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Goff was born Oct. 23, 1898 in Marshall county to John and Lila ULRICH ALDERFER. She married Neil GOFF at Plymouth Dec. 10, 1917; he died in 1956. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors club, South Whitley.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. George (Flossie) LOSIER, Noblesville; Mrs. James (Ida) SMITH, Bourbon; Mrs. Lodema JOHNSON, South Bend, and Mrs. Henry (Ruth) KENDALL, Argos; two brothers, Clayton ALDERFER, Knox, and Jennings ALDERFER, Plymouth. A son, Heber [GOFF], and two brothers preceded i death.
Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating. Burial will be at the South Whitley cemetery where graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, December 21, 1976

Florence M. Raymer
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mrs. Florence M. RAYMER, 85, Plymouth, who died at 11 a.m. Monday in the Cardinal nursing home in South Bend. She had been ill for seven years and a nursing home resident during that time.
The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.
Mrs. Raymer was born Dec. 24, 1890 in Rutland, Ind. (Marshall county), to James and Frances FALCONBURY. She was married in Plymouth in 1908 to Edward F. RAYMER, who died in 1959, and had lived in Rochester from 1908 to 1950. She moved to Plymouth in 1950. She was a member of the Rochester First Christian church, the Royal Neighbors club and the Eastern Star.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Norman (Ty) DUDDLESON, Rochestr, and Mrs. Waldron (Charlene) HUDKINS, Knox; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildrn; two brothers, Climax FALCONBURY, Phoenix, Ariz., and Cecil FALCONBURY, San Diego, Cal., and two sisters, Mrs. Dewey (Juanita) FOX, Argos, and Mrs. Boyd (Pauline) STOLLER, Fort Wayne. A son, Francis [RAYMER], died Sept. 10, 1966; twelve brothers and sisters also preceded in death.

Donald Tharp
Donald THARP, 81, Avon, Ill., a native of Fulton county, died Monday in the Galesburg, Ill., hospital following an illness of several years.
He was born to Newton and Myrtle HORN THARP. He was married to Hilda MURPHY.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald STARR, Galesburg; eight grandchildren, all of Galesburg; an aunt, Mrs. Jennie THARP, Rochester; three cousins, Mrs. Don SHRIVER, Harley BECK and Howard ANDERSON, all of Rochester, and a brother-in-law, Clifford MURPHY, Rochester. Two children preceded in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Rochester time at the Hinchliff funeral home in Galesburg.

Cordelia M. Scott
Cordelia M. SCOTT, 77, Palestine (R.R. 1, Mentone), died Monday at 9:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Doris M. SCOTT, in Palestine.
She was born May 21, 1899 in Palestine to Riley and Margaret WARREN SECOR and had lived all her life in that area. She was married to Frank F. SCOTT, Sept. 2, 1916 in Goshen; he died last June 18.
Surviving are three sons, Melvin D. [SCOTT], Zephyrhills, Fla.; Aldon B. [SCOTT], Warsaw, and Franklin D. [SCOTT], Warsaw; the daughter; a brother, Sam SECOR, Burket; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother, Henry [SECOR], preceded in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday after 2 p.m.

Wednesday, December 22, 1976

Flora M. Smith
Mrs. Flora Marie SMITH, 82, Alpena, Mich., died at 3:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital after suffering a heart seizure Tuesday night. Mrs. Smith was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Joseph SWEENEY, Rochester.
Mrs. Smith was born April 23, 1894, in Alpena, Mich., to Henry and Mary PORTWINE. She was married to Floyd SMITH, who died in 1949. She lived her entire life in Alpena and was a member of the Veterans of World War II, American Legion Auxiliary and St. Bernard's Catholic church. She was a retired registered nurse.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Patricia Anne) SWEENEY, Rochester; five sisters, Miss Rhea PORTWINE, Mrs. Bert (Frances) FRANCISCO, Mrs. Myrl (Genevieve) STEVENSON, all of Alpena, and Mrs. Harold (Agnes) NIEGARTH and Mrs. Carl (Norma) NEUENDORF, both of Bay City, Mich.; three brothers, Ralph and Norman [PORTWINE] of Alpena and Gene PORTWINE of Au Gres, Mich.; three grandchildren, Cheryl, Michael and Maureen [SWEENEY], Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A sister, Merle MONTROY, and a brother Bert [PORTWINE], preceded in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard's Catholic church, Alpena, with Monsignor Victor GALLAGHER offichiating. Burial will be in the Holy Cross cemetery, Alpena. Friends may call at the Wachterhauser funeral home, 504 Washington street, Alpena, after 4 p.m. Thursday. A prayer service will be offered at 7 p.m. and rites will be conducted by the American Legion Auxiliary at 7:30 o'clock at the funeral home. The American Legion post, Alpena, will accord full military rites. Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge of local arrangements.

Jessie L. Zink
Jessie Lee ZINK, 92, Anderson, died at 1:30 a.m. today at the Rolling Hills nursing home, Anderson, after an extended illness. Mrs. Zink, who had lived most of her life in Fulton county, lived the last 14 years with her son, Everett [ZINK], in Anderson.
She was born Oct. 11, 1884 in Burnettsville to Milton and Corine BALL LEMON. She married Joseph William ZINK, Nov. 28, 1903 in Burnettsville; he died in 1959. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, Rochester, and was a World War II Mother.
Surviving are two sons, Everett [ZINK], Anderson and Harold [ZINK], Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Wilma) COOK, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Jennie THARP, Rochester; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Maxine [ZINK], and two sons, Charles and Ora [ZINK], preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 23, 1976

Lucile Newcomer
Mrs. Lucile NEWCOMER, 60, Kewanna, died in South Bend Memorial hospital at 915 a.m. Wednesday.
She was born May 14, 1916 in Marshall county to Herbert and Golda WOOLINGTON HAMMAN. She was married to Robert V. NEWCOMER on Oct. 19, 1932 in Leiters Ford; he died Aug. 19, 1975. She was a cook at the Mar-Lo restaurant in Kewanna and was active in Kewanna civic affairs.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Golda HAMMAN, Kewanna; two sons, Robert E. [NEWCOMER], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Rick Alan [NEWCOMER], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Kermit (Janice) GRASS, R.R. 5, Rochester; three brothers, Ralph [HAMMAN], Monterey; Robert [HAMMAN], South Bend, and Ron [HAMMAN], Kewanna; three sisters, Mrs. Betty FRAZIE, Mrs. Geraldine GOOD and Mrs. Ruth TALBOTT, all of Kewanna and six grandchildren. A granddaughter, a brother and the father preceded in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with the Rev. Richard LOCHNER officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

Arthur L. Abbott
Arthur L. ABBOTT, 73, native of Rochester and former employee of The Rochester Sentinel, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lutheran home at Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient six weeks. Mr. Abbott resided in Mishawaka.
Death came after an illness of three years. He had been a Mishawaka resident 30 years and was a printer at The South Bend Tribune until his retirement in 1968 after 22 years. In Rochester, he was employed many years in The Sentinel's commercial printing department.
A member of the Albright United Methodist church in Mishawaka, Mr. Abbott was married Dec. 25, 1932, in Plymouth to Edna FRETZ, who survives, along with a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Carolyn) HOFFMAN, Fort Wayne, and four grandchildren.
The Bubb funeral home in Mishawaka was in charge of last rites and burial.

Friday, December 24, 1976

[no obits]

Saturday, December 25, 1976

[no paper - holiday]

Monday, December 27, 1976

Mary Runkle
Mrs. Mary RUNKLE, 80, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 3 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient two days. She had been ill two years.
Mrs. Runkle was born Sept. 22, 1896 in Miami county to Alfred and Mary GRELLE DUEY and had lived at Akron all her life. She married Edgar RUNKLE Nov.1,1930 at Chicago; he died in 1965. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church and the Omega club.
Surviving are two sons, Robert [RUNKLE], Akron, and Dean [RUNKLE), LaPorte; a brother, Philip A. DUEY, Ann Arbor, Mich.; four grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Five sisters and two brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Richard HARTLERODE officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday until the hour of services.

Ruth V. Dershem
Mrs. Ruth V. DERSHEM, 87, Akron, died at 4:44 p.m. Sunday at the Kosciusko community hospital.
Mrs. Dershem was born Oct. 12, 1889 in Wabash county to John and Priscilla CHRISTNER OHM and had lived in the Akron area all her life. She married Frank DERSHEM in 1910; he died in 1967.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Adolph (Miriam) MITCHELL, Akron, and Mrs. Homer (Muriel) Van YODER, Plymouth; a son, Cleon [DERSHEM], Niles, Mich.; a brother, Ruel OHM, Warsaw; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. A son, three sisters and six grandchildren preceded in death.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Claude FAWNS officiating. Burial will be at the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Winfield Glentzer
Last rites were held Sunday at the South Side Church of Christ in Portland for Winfield GLENTZER, 95, 441 West Brackenridge street, Fort Wayne, who died Thursday afternoon at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne.
The Baird-Freeman funeral home in Portland was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Glentzer is survived by two sons, including Roy GLENTZER, Rochester; five daughers; thirty-seven grandchildren, and seventy-three great-grandchildren.
' He was a retired custodian of the Bryant, Ind. schools
Burial was at the Limberlost cemetery in Bryant.

Tuesday, December 28, 1976

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Wednesday, December 29, 1976

Esta L. Large
Esta L. LARGE, 87, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday at the Kosciusko community hospital, Warsaw, following a six-month illness.
Mr. Large was born March 3, 1889 in Fulton county and had lived in Bourbon 35 years. He married Louisa EVERSOLE KNEPPER March 2, 1930; she survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Tippecanoe Congregational church.
Surviving with Mrs. Large are three step-sons, Orville and Howard KNEPPER, Plymouth, and Roy KNEPPER, R.R. 2, Bourbon; twelve step-grandchildren, and twenty-seven step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Deaton funeral home, Bourbon, with the Rev. C. E. McCLARNON officiating. Burial will be at the Tippecanoe cemetery. Friends may call Thursday after 2 p.m. and until services Friday.

Thursday, December 30, 1976

Loren Crabill
Loren CRABILL, 42, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 4 a.m. today at his home following a one-year illness.
Mr. Crabill was born Jan. 9, 1934 near Leiters Ford to Carl and Alma FUGATE CRABILL and had lived in this area all his life.
Surviving is his mother, Alma [CRABILL], Rochester. His father died in 1971.
Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James SMITH and the Rev. Lloyd MITCHELL officiating. Burial will be at the Moon cemetery west of Rochester. Friends may call Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.

Friday, December 31, 1976

Stella M. Han
Mrs. Stella Mae HAN, 86, Macy, died Friday morning at her home. She had been ill for many years.
Mrs. Han was born July 3, 1890 in Fulton county and had moved back to Macy from Indianapolis in 1940. She married Elgin L. HAN in 1907; he died in 1960. She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ellen DAINKO, Macy, with whom Mrs. Han had made her home; a son, Harry HAN; two sisters, Mrs. Othal OWENS, Canterbury nursing home, Rochester, and Mrs. Della Van DALSEN, Macy.
Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be at the Plainview cemetery, Macy. Friends may call Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until services.

James B. Philp
James B. PHILP, 86, Manhattan, Kan., formerly of Akron, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Veteran's Administration hospital, Topeka, Kan.
Mr. Philp was born Aug. 3, 1890 at Chicago to Mancel and Elizabeth PHILP and had lived in Kansas three years. He lived in Akron for 17 years, moving there from Chicago. His first marriage was to Genevieve ELHINNEY in 1923; she died in 1967. His second marriage was to Ellen KLAMER in 1973 she survives.
He was a retired mail carried, a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church, Rochester, the Rochester American Legion, was a veteran of World War I and was Fulton county veteran's service officer for three years. Candy-making was his hobby and he was known as "the candy man."
Surviving with Mrs. Philp are two sons, James [PHILP] Jr., Fullerton, Cal., and Paul [PHILP], Dallas, Texas; a nephew, Wallace JOHNSON, Akron, and nine grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with Father Harold WELLER officiating. Burial will be at the Akron cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Richard J. Graves
Richard Jackson GRAVES, 89, formerly of R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 8:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one week.
Mr. Graves was born July 2, 1887 in Union county, Tenn., to Henry and Sally DELLER GRAVES and had lived in Rochester 53 years. His first marriage was to Rose COLVIN. In 1918 he married May ACKLES; she died in 1966. He was retired from the Fulton County Farm Bureau, was a member of the Burton United Methodist church, and a charter member of the Famous Akron Jonah club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Lillian) CUNNINGHAM, Rochester; a son, Leroy "Bud" GRAVES, South Bend; two step-daughters, Mrs. Elnora MATHEWS, Rochester, and Mrs. Clara SWIHART, Plymouth; a sister, Miss Lola GRAVES, Kokomo; two brothers, Robert [GRAVES], Kokomo, and Curtis [GRAVES], Amboy. Two daughters and three brothers preceded in death.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be at the Citizens cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until services.

Lottie Pickerl
Mrs. Lottie PICKERL, 93, formerly of Argos, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kingston nursing home, Plymouth, following an eight-year illness.
Mrs. Pickerl was born Dec. 18, 1883 in Marshall county to Jay and Axey BOGGS GUNTER. She married Austin PICKERL at Plymouth in 1907; he died in 1974. She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, the Marshall county Parkview hospital Auxiliary unit six, the Yellowstone club, and the Argos Izaak Walton League auxiliary.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Edman (Eldora) ROBBINS, Argos; three nephews, Leo EICH, Plymouth; Richard GUNTER, Culver, and Arthur EICH, Plymouth.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating. Burial will be at the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday.