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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1979

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1979

 

 

Tuesday, January 2, 1979

 

Earl R. Shinn

Earl R. SHINN, 91, Mentone, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.

He was born Sept. 21, 1887 in Etna Green to John C. and Alvina Livina BAKER SHINN and had lived in Mentone most of his life.  He was married June 20, 1920 to Mariam FOUTS, who survives.  He served as Mentone postmaster from 1922-34 and was owner-operator of the Mentone Locker plant.  He was a veteran of World War I, an honorary lifetime member of the Mentone American Legion and a member of the Mentone United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, John L. “Jack” [SHINN], Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. James (Beth) MINER, Etna Green, and Mrs. Kenneth (Pat) SHOEMAKER, Mentone; eleven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  A brother and sister preceded in death.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the King Memorial home, Mentone, with Brother T. R. JONES officiating.  Burial was to be in the Mentone cemetery.

 

Wednesday, January 3, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, January 4, 1979

 

Jannie Warren

Mrs. Jannie WARREN, 85, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died about 1 a.m. Wednesday at her residence.

She was born March 11, 1893 in Burket to William H. and Antionette DRIESBACH WARREN and had lived most of her life in the Burket area.  She was married Oct. 16, 1909 to Ivin LeRoy WARREN, who preceded in death.  She was the former owner-operator of the Diamond Lake resort, southeast of Burket.  She was a member of the Burket United Methodist church and a charter member of the Diamond Lake Conservation club.

Surviving are a son, James E. [WARREN], Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor ROWLAND, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Raymond (Betty) REED, Winona Lake; a brother, George WARREN, Burket; eight grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and a great-great=grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the King memorial home, Mentone with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, near Akron.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.
Edward Miller

Services for Edward MILLER, 67, Syracuse, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Copher and Feffer funeral home, Elwood.  Mr. Miller died Monday at the Kosciusko county hospital, Warsaw.

He was born July 24, 1911 to Omer and Pearl MILLER.  He lived for some time in Elwood before moving to Dewart Lake, Syracuse.  He was married to Leona EADS.

Surviving with the wife are five sons, Ronald [MILLER], Dayton, Ind.; Thomas, Robert, Steven and Jack [MILLER], all of Elwood; a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Barbara) SMITH, Dayton, Ind.; a step-daughter; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald [MILLER], Pendleton, Ind.; Harold [MILLER], Akron, and Gerald [MILLER], Springfield, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Marion (Mary) LEININGER, Akron.  A brother died in March, 1978, and two sisters died in infancy.

 

Friday, January 5, 1979

 

Laura Sue Woodruff

Laura Sue WOODRUFF, 17, R.R. 1, Logansport, died at 4:18 p.m. Thursday at Memorial hospital, Logansport.

She was born July 23, 1961 in Logansport to Douglas A. and Norma Sharon WILSON WOODRUFF.  She was a senior at Caston high school and a member of the drama club and the Sunshine Society.

Surviving are the mother, Norma Sharon HEMMINGWAY, R.R. 1, Logansport; the father, Douglas WOODRUFF, Logansport; a brother, Dana Mark [WOODRUFF], at home; the paternal grandmother, Mildred FOSLER, Logansport, and the maternal grandmother, Ellen ZINN, Oklahoma.  A brother, Kirk David [WOODRUFF], died July 1, 1965.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bethlehem Presbyterian church near Metea, with the Revs. Walter HEMMINGWAY and James THOMPSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Everrst memorial park, Logansport.  Friends may call between 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday and between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, and an hour prior to services at the church.

 

E. Ellen Timberman

E. Ellen TIMBERMAN, 75, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday in the home of her son, Gerald.

She was born Feb. 13, 1903 in Kosciusko county to Albert and Sylvia PRIZER DILLMAN and had lived most of her life in the Akron area.  She was married June 22, 1922 in Warsaw to David TIMBERMAN, who survives.  She attended the Paw-Paw United Methodist church, near Roann.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Gerald [TIMBERMAN], R.R. 2, Macy, and Wayne [TIMBERMAN], Roann; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Charles FRENCH officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. today.
Geneva F. Harris

Geneva Fay HARRIS, 49, Chili, died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday at South Bend Memorial hospital.

She was born Feb. 7, 1929 in Plymouth to Clarence and Loretta ADAIR BAKER.  She was married to Harry S. HARRIS, Jr. on Aug. 26, 1950; he survives.  she was employed as a receptionist for Dr. Don MUSSELMAN, Denver.  She was a member of the Chili United Methodist church.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca IRELAND, Chili; Lisa Kay and Mary Beth [HARRIS], both at home; three sons, Tom Paul [HARRIS], Kokomo; Tony [HARRIS], Anchorage, Alaska, and Peter [HARRIS], at home; two grandchildren, and three sisters, Grace FETTERS, South Bend; Lena HOVIN, Plymouth, and Fern DUNNING, South Bend.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Gary RODGERS officiatng.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, January 6, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 8, 1979

 

Lulu Hughes Thompson

Mrs. Lulu (CLARRIDGE) HUGHES THOMPSON, 83, formerly of Argos, died at 6:05 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where she had been a patient for three days.  She had resided the last 2 1/2 years at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth.

She was born Fe. 23, 1895 in White county to William and Mary CLARRIDGE.  Her first marriage ws to Curtis HUGHES, who died Aug. 25, 1946.  Her second marriage was June 10, 1950 to Russell THOMPSON, who died Oct. 31, 1960.  She was a 50-yer member of the Argos Eastern Star and later was affiliated with the Plymouth Eastern Star chapter until the time of her death.

Several nieces and nephews survive.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Steve FELDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Buffalo cemetery at Buffalo, Ind.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until time of services Wednesday.

 

Dale Shaw

Word has been received of the death of Dale SHAW, 425 East University street, Bloomington, Sunday morning.  Mr. Shaw was a resident of Rochester from June, 1949 to April, 1963 and worked at the Farm Bureau Co-op.
Lowell R. Wilson

Services for Lowell R. WILSON, 66, Onward, were to be today at 10:30 a.m. in the Fisher funeral home, Logansport.  The Rev. Rich DAUGHERTY was to officiate and burial was to be in the Onward cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Fund.

Mr. Wilson died Friday at his residence.  He was born Sept. 24, 1912 in Logansport to James H. and Mary Alice WEAVER WILSON.  He was married July 10, 1937 in Crown Point to Rose BRUNSWICK, who survives.  He was retired from the Penn Central railroad and was a member of the Anoka United Methodist church.  He also was a member of the Walton Masonic lodge, the Onward Grange, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Coon Hunters club.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, James E. [WILSON], Grand View, Ida., and Jerry W. [WILSON], Douglasville, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Lois ABBOTT, Rochester, and Mrs. Carol SNYDER, Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn NEIL and Mrs. Marjorie SPEITEL, both of Logansport; a brother, Erbin WILSON, Gastonia, N.C., and eight grandchildren.

 

Chester Arnette

Services for Chester ARNETTE, 68, Foraker, Ky., were held Jan. 6 in the Dunn and Kelly funeral home in Salyersville, Ky.  Burial was in the Courtney Arnette cemetery.  Mr. Arnette died Jan. 4 in the Nim Henson Geriatric Center, Jackson, Ky.  He was born Dec. 25, 1910 in Foraker, Ky., to Linville and Josie B. MOORE ARNETTE.  He was a farmer.

Surviving are four sons, Hoy and Wayne [ARNETTE], both of Rochester; Ronnie [ARNETTE, Santa Anna, Cal., and Don [ARNETTE], Goshen; four daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Dorothy) BRYANT, Mrs. Robert (Helen) HORN, Mrs. Larry (Gloria) CALHOUN, and Mrs. James (Barbara) SWANK, all of Rochester; a brother, Lester ARNETTE, and a sister, Mrs. Cisco (Ann) HOWARD, both of Foraker, Ky.; nineteen grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  The parents, a brother and a son preceded in death.

 

Tuesday, January 9, 1979

 

Floyd G. Koenig

Floyd G. KOENIG, 71, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital.

He was born Sept. 15, 1907 in Milford, Ill., to George and Rachael NEWMAN KOENIG and had lived most of his life in Fulton and Miami counties.  He was married Dec. 25, 1935 in Kewanna to Jennie MILLS, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Lawrence “Larry” [KOENIG], Rossville; Jack [KOENIG], Clearfield, Pa.; Don [KOENIG], Peru, and Darrel “Bruce” [KOENIG], Macy; four daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Dorothy) MARTIN, Akron; Mrs. Walter (Bonnie) CARROLL, Indianapolis; Miss Carol KOENIG, Peru, and Mrs. Mathew (Kathy) HUNT, Huntington; a brother, Roy [KOENIG], Logansport; five sisters, Mrs. Ella HOFFMAN and Mrs. Bessie LEAZENBY, both of Etna Green; Mrs. Irvin (May) VATTER, South Bend; Mrs. Harold (Fay) PINDER, Culver, and Mrs. Earl (Ruby) SATTERFIELD, Baltimore, Md.; fourteen grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.  Three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with Brother Ernest MEIVES officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 10, 1979

 

Paul J. Remus

Paul J. REMUS, 82, Leiters Ford, died at 3:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.  He had been in failing health for 11 years.

He was born Dec. 29, 1896 in Chicago to Fredrick and Wilhamena REMUS.  He moved to Leiters Ford in 1962, moving from Gary.  He was married Jan. 24, 1931 in Gary to Mary MALCOLM, who survives.  Mr. Remus was retired from U. S. Steel’s Gary Works.  He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran church in Tolleston, Ind., was a World War I veteran and a member of the American Legion in Tolleston.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Victor (Mara Louise) McCASLIN, Ontario, Cal., and Mrs. Jane GAEBE, Chesterton; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William McCLINTOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Leiters Ford.  Friends may call between 2 and 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday.  The Rochester American Legion post will conduct graveside rites.

 

Karla Rausch

Karla RAUSCH, 21, R.R. 4, Winamac, became the first traffic fatality of 1979 in Fulton county when she died at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth hospital in Lafayette from injuries suffered in a car accident Sunday.

She received head injuries and multiple lacerations in the accident, which occurred sometime early Sunday morning on County Road 1100 West, just north of County Road 1000 South.

Miss Rausch was driving south on County Road 1100 West when her car left the road and struck a tree head-on, then skidded back onto the road.

The accident was discovered at 5:55 a.m. Sunday.

She was taken to Logansport Memorial hospital and later to St. Elizabeth’s.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Frain mortuary in Winamac.

State police investigated the accident.

 

Thursday, January 11, 1979

 

Walter L. Boldry

Walter Leslie BOLDRY, 66, Twelve Mile, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday in the Lee Memorial hospital, Fort Myers, Fla.

He was born in Dana, Ia., on May 28, 1912 to Rufus and Katharine WALTER BOLDRY.  He was married Aug.22, 1935 to Roxalema STUBER, in Peru.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Walter A. [BOLDRY], Twelve Mile; a daughter, Katharine OGLESBY, Fort Walton Beach, Fla; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edith McGEE, Logansport, and Mrs. Lucille CRUM, Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Dean BOLDRY, Pontiac, Ill.; a step-sister, Delores MARTINEAU, Des Moines, Ia.; two step-brothers, Manard WOLF, Paton, Ia., and Arthur WOLF, Humbolt, Ia.  A step-sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCain funeral home with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday.


 

Friday, January 12, 1979

 

Versa V. Smith

Mrs. Versa V. SMITH, 91, formerly of Rochester and Athens, died at 3:55 p.m. Thursday at the Forest Park Health Care Center, Kokomo.  She was born Sept. 14, 1887 at Bruce Lake to Jerome and Emaline KISSINGER OVERMYER and lived most of her life in Fulton county.  Her first marriage was to Vernon R. MILLER in 1906; he died in 1942.  Her second marriage was to Glen SMITH in 1960; he died in 1963.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Irene) SAYGER, Akron, and Mrs. Maynard (Irma) ZOLMAN, Simi Valley, Cal.; seven grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  A daughter, a grandson and two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and until the hour of service Sunday.

 

Cora Burrous

Mrs. Cora BURROUS, 69, Mexico, mother of Kermit BURROUS, speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives and Fulton county’s representative in the General Assembly, died at 1:45 a.m. today at the Pleasant View nursing home in Wabash county.

She was born in Mexico on March 1, 1909 to Benjamin and Anna MYERS PUGH.  She was married Nov. 14, 1927 in South Bend to William BURROUS, who died Nov. 9, 1966.  She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bernita LEES, Peru; the son; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Paul PUGH, Akron.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mexico Church of the Brethren, with the Revs. Don RITHEY and E. Paul WEAVER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and an hour prior to services Sunday.

 

Saturday, January 13, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 15, 1979

 

Beatrice Spencer

Mrs. Beatrice SPENCER, 53, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 1 p.m. Saturday at her residence.

She was born April 30, 1925 in Texas to Daniel and Lena OULDRIDGE COX and had lived in Fulton county since 1945.  She was married Aug. 3, 1944 in El Paso, Texas to Cecil SPENCER, who survives.  She attended the Fulton United Methodist church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Steven (Janetta) DILLMAN, R.R. 5, Logansport; a son, Jerry [SPENCER] Beckley, W. Va.; two brothers, Gordon COX and Oney COX, both of Gatesville, Texas; a sister, Mrs. John (Cybil) CHAMBLEE, Cortez, Colo., and five grandchildren. A son, a sister and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. John LAUTHLIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery near Twelve Mile.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. today.


Samuel R. Swihart

Samuel R. SWIHART, 77, Argos, died at 3:15 a.m. Sunday at his home after a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 15, 1902 in Argos to Jacob and Sally HOFFMAN SWIHART.  His first marriage was in 1928 to Edna MYERS, who died in 1944.  His second marriage was in 1945 to Martha HOGUE, who survives.  Mr. Swihart was a veteran of World War I, returning from foreign service when he was 16.  He was the youngest charter member of the LaPorte American Legion and he transferred his membership to the Argos post, where he served as post commander.  He was a member of the Marshall County Rural Letter Carriers association and retired in 1961 as a rural carrier for the Argos postoffie after 37 years’ service.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Sally) McKEE, Plymouth; Mrs. Suzanne DRAPPER, Austin, Taxas, and Mrs. Mary WHEELER, Billings, Mont., and five grandchildren.  Eight brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth, where the Argos American Legion will conduct full military honors.  Friends may call from 4 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until time of service Wednesday.  Memorials may be sent to the American Lung association.

 

Tuesday, January 16, 1979

 

Clarence H. Brown

Clarence H. BROWN, 96, Mentone, died at 2:15 a.m. today in the Prairie Biew nursing home following several years illness.

Mr. Brown was born Jan. 13, 1883, in Mentone, to Rochester and Sarah McSHERRY BROWN.  He was married June 22, 1904, in Warsaw to Golda SCOTT.  She died in 1969.  He was a retired farmer and a caretaker of the Mentone cemetery.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George (June) REED, Mentone, and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildrin.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial funeral home.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Anthony Culp

Anthony CULP, 84, Plymouth, died at 7:30 a.m. today at the Pilgrim nursing home, Plymouth, after a lengthy illness.

He was born Aug. 2, 1894 in Elkhart county.  He was married July 29, 1916 at Wakarusa to Dorothy GOON, who died in May, 1978.  He was a retired laborer and a member of the Pine Creek Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Freida MANGUS, Richmond; a son, Verl CULP, Argos, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. James SIMMONS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fair cemetery, southwest of Lakeville.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and until time of service Thursday.
Wednesday, January 17, 1979

 

Dick Floor

Dick FLOOR, 44, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Floor was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Akron to Delbert and Rossella REESE FLOOR.  Mr. Floor lives in LaFontaine and Mrs. Floor died in 1960.  He was married Nov. 22, 1963, in Akron to Doris A. HARVEY, who survives.  He had lived most of his life in the Akron and Rochester communities with the exception of eight years spent in California.  He was employed by the Lehigh company in Mentone.  He served over six years in the U.S. Army and Marines and was a member of the Northern Indiana Handgun association.

Surviving with the father and wife are five daughters, Mrs. JoAnn MILLER, Mrs. Bill (June) BABCOCK, Mrs. Mike (Vickie) BELLAMY, Mrs. Patrick (Yvonne) RICHARDS, and Miss Rossella REESER, all of Rochester; two sons, Thomas CHALK, Rochester, and Forrest REESER, Yellow Creek, and three grandchildren.  Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Lincoln (Betty) HUNTER and Mrs. William (Rose) HILEMAN, Wabash, Mrs. Alton (Helen) GINTHER, Rochester, Mrs. Clint (Marjorie) JACKSON, Andrews, and Mrs. Jim (Barbara) DOLLARHIDE, Paintsville, Ky., and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery with military graveside rites to be conducted.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Friday.  Memorials other than flowers are to be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Walter D. Hudkins

Walter D. HUDKINS, 69, Chicago, formerly of Kewanna, died at 6 a.m. Sunday in the Mercy hospital, Chicago.

He was born May 15, 1909 in Kewanna to John and Clara MARTINDALE HUDKINS.  He was retired from the Andy Frain company, Chicago.

Surviving are a brother, Dale HUDKINS, Knox; a sister, Mrs. Mary CAVARN, Irons, Mich.; two sons, Walter and Kenneth [HUDKINS], both of Elkhart; a daughter, Mrs. LeAnn MOYER, Phoenix, Ariz., and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Harrison-Metzger chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Robert KIRTLAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday.

 

Irene W. Remus

Miss Irene W. REMUS, 75, Laingsburg, Mich., died Tuesday in Lansing, Mich.

Miss Remus was the aunt of Mrs. George [Hazel] JONES, Rochester, and had spent the winter for several years with the George JONES family here.

Services will be Friday at the MacDougall funeral home, Laingsburg, Mich.

 

Thursday, January 18, 1979

 

[no obits]
Friday, January 19, 1979

 

Walter L. Shafer

Walter L. “Beanie” SHAFER, 82, Denver, died at 10:16 a.m. Thursday at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

He was born July 7, 1896 in Miami county to Walter L. and Emma CHATTEN SHAFER.  He was married to Marie GRAFT on Dec. 29, 1925; she survives.  Mr. Shafer owned and operated a grocery in Denver for 25 years before retiring in 1950.  He was a member of the Denver Baptist church, the Denver volunteer fire department and was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Bessie STALLER and Mrs. Flora McHENRY, both of Denver.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, wih the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Mabel E. Rees

Word has been received of the death of Miss Mabel E. REES, 95, Nashville, Ind., a former Rochester resident.  Miss Rees died Dec. 27 in the Bartholomew county hospital at Columbus after a two-week illness.

Born Sept. 9, 1883 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Milton O. and Margaret HOOVER REES.  She was a retired school teacher, residing in Nashville since her retirement in 1952.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Margaret L. REES, Chicago, and nieces and nephews.

Services were in Nashville at the Bond funeral home and burial was in Brown County Memorial Park cemetery at Nashville.

 

Infant Milliser

A girl was stillborn at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pulaski county hospital, Winamac, to Donald and Connie SIMONIN MILLISER, 1521 Wallace avenue, Rochester.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Donna Sue [MILLISER], at home; the maternal grandparents, Arthur and Evelyn SIMONIN, Paulding, O.; the paternal grandparents, Donald and Gertrude MILLISER, Rochester, and aunts and uncles.

Services are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.

 

Freddie Harrison

Freddie HARRISON, 47, Richmond, Ky., died Wednesday in Richmond of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Mr. Harrison was a former employee of the Fulton County REMC, where he worked from 1966 to 1972 as a journeyman lineman.  He is survived by his wife, Anita [HARRISON], and two sons.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oldham, Powell and Roberts funeral home, Richmond.

 

Saturday, January 20, 1979

 

[no obits]


 

Monday, January 22, 1979

 

John A. Barr

Services and burial were conducted in Winnetka, Ill., Friday for John A. BARR, 70, Winnetka, an Akron area native who was chairman of the board of Montgomery Ward and company from 1955 to 1964.

Mr. Barr died Tuesday in an Evanston, Ill., hospital.

Born in 1908, Mr. Barr joined Montgomery Ward in 1933 as an attorney specializing in labor disputes, was named an assistant secretary in 1940 and became vice president and secretary in 1949.  In 1955 he succeeded the late Sewell Avery as board chairman.

He resigned from Montgomery Ward in 1964 to become dean of the Northwestern university School of Business at Evanston.  He had been a member of the university’s board of trustees for many years before that.

Mr. Barr attended DePauw university and was an honor graduate in law from Indiana university.  He practiced law at Gary for three years before joining Montgomery Ward.

He was a member of former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Advisory Committee on Community Relations and of former President Richard Nixon’s Advisory Council for Minority Enterprise.

Surviving are the wife, Louise [BARR]; three sons, John Robert [BARR], Evanston; George Louis [BARR], Winnetka, and Richard Allen [BARR], Columbus, Ind., and a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Ann MAUGHAM of Australia.

 

Eva E. Cole

Eva E. “Vada” COLE, 86, formerly of Tippecanoe, died at 6:55 p.m. Sunday in the Carlyle Nursing home, South Bend.

She was born July 28, 1892, in Marshall county to Issac and Martha BECKNER JONES.  She was married Feb. 28, 1912 to Glen COLE, who died in 1970.  She was a member of the Tippecanoe Rebekah Lodge, the Tippecanoe Progress club and the Tippecanoe Missionary club.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Doris COLE, South Bend, and a sistr, Edna SLABAUGH, Nappanee.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Revs. Kenneth MANGELSDORF and Douglas FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery, southeast of Argos.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until time of service Wednesday.  The Tippecanoe Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 23, 1979

 

Margaret Conwell

Mrs. Margaret CONWELL, 53, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at midnight today at her residence of an apparent heart attack.

She was born April 17, 1925 in Reynolds to Guy and Cora SMITH HEISHMAN.  Mrs. Conwell had resided here for 28 years, moving from Buffalo in White county.  She was married March 2, 1940 in Monticello to Cleon CONWELL, who survives.  She was a member of the First Christian church in Buffalo.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Max (Angela) LYTLE, R.R. 3, Rochester; a son, Terry CONWELL, R.R. 5, Rochester; five grandchildren; two sistrs, Mrs. John (Geneva) WALTERS, Rochester, and Mrs. Dale (Anise) SEVERNS, Akron, and five brothers, Howard, Guy, and Forrest HEISHMAN, all of Rochester, and Edgar and Kenneth HEISHMAN, both of Logansport.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Buffalo cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until time of service Thursday.

 

William Morgan

William “Casey” MORGAN, 68, 526 West Ninth street, died at 9:50 a.m. today at his residence after a two-year illness.

He was born March 19, 1910 in Terre Haute to William Henry and Ruby MONTGOMERY MORGAN.  He had lived here for 58 years, moving from Detroit.  He was married June 6, 1937 in Peru to Hazel SAMPSON, who survives.  He was a self-employed home decorator.

Surviving with the wife are two daughter, Mrs. David (Judith Ann) BALDWIN, Plymouth, and Mrs. Cecil (Susan Jane) SALYER, Yellow Creek Lake; a son, Charles [MORGAN], North Manchester; six grandchildren; a half-brother, Jack MORGAN, Clearwater, Fla., and a half-sister, Mrs. Ralph (Betty) TEEPLES, South Lyon, Mich.  A brother preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist church or the American Cancer society.

 

Wednesday, January 24, 1979

 

William Morgan

Services for William “Casey” MORGAN, 68, 526 West Ninth street, who died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at his home after a two-year illness, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.

The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Rochester First Baptist church or the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Newell Roberts

Dr. Newell ROBERTS, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday morning at the veterans hospital in Johnson City, Tenn., where he had been a member of the doctor’s staff.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara HOOKS ZARTMAN ROBERTS; three children, and three step-children.

Services are pending in Johnson City.

 

Ralph Jones

Ralph “Dick” JONES, 67, R.R. 7, Rochester, died this morning at St. Vincent’s hospital, Indianapolis.

Services are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Thursday, January 25, 1979

 

Ralph Jones

Services for Ralph “Dick” JONES, 67, R.R. 7, Rochester, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home.  Mr. Jones died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in St. Vincent’s hospital in Indianapolis where he was admitted Dec. 22.  He had been ill for 3 1/2 months.

He was born March `9, 1911, in Thornhope, Ind., to Gilbert and Effie (CLOUSE) JONES.  He had lived here 24 yers after moving from Pulaski county.  He was married Dec. 25, 1936 in Lucerne, to Mildred WILSON who survives.  He was self-employed and was a former owner of the Country Kitchen, now Guido’s, and was a member of the Rochester Lions club.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Norma Kay) HENDERSON, Rochester; Mrs. Allen (Carol) BAILLIEUL, Rochester and Mrs. Richard (Janelle) SMITH, Fulton.  Two sons, Fred [JONES], Nyona Lake and David [JONES], Tallahassee, Fla.  Four sisters, Mrs. Violet RADERSTORF, Logansport; Mrs. Wright (Marcille) AZBELL, Logansport; Mrs. Iris RUFFNER, Logansport and Miss Alberta JONES, Hammond.  Four brothers, Albert “George” and Calvin [JONES], both of Logansport; Thomas [JONES], Twelve Mile and Harry [JONES], Michigan City.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and nine grandchildren.  One son, Robert [JONES], died in 1973 and two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

The funeral services will be officiated by Rev. Donald HENDERSON.  Burial will be in the Buck cemetery, Star City.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and until the service Saturday.
Dr. Newell Roberts

Services will be conducted Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the St. John’s Episcopal church, Johnson City, Tenn., for Dr. Newell ROBERTS, 62, Johnson City, Tenn.  Dr. Roberts died Tuesday evening at the Veterans Admninistration Medical Center, Johnson City, Tenn.

He was born in Chicago to James and Leona ROBERTS and had been a doctor 27 years.  He joined the staff at the Veterans Administration center in Tennessee in 1973.  He graduated from the Chicago college of Osteopathy and was a member of St. John Episcopal church in Johnson City.

Surviving with his wife, the former Barbara HOOKS, Johnson City, are, two sons, James and Robert [ROBERTS], Mishawaka and a daughter, Diana ROBERTS, New Orleans.  Also surviving are two step-sons, Doug ZARTMAN, Battle Creek, Mich. and Winsell ZARTMAN, rochester, and a step-daughter, Debra L. CLARK, Battle Creek, Mich.

Services will be conducted by the Rev. C. Christopher CLEMENTS.  Burial will be in the Monta Vista Park cemetery, Johnson City, Tenn.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Morris-Baker funeral home,Ashland avenue, Johnson City, Tenn.  Memorials in lieu o flowers are to be made to the American Heart or the American Cancer society.

 

Ralph Shelton

Ralph SHELTON, 81, Grace Village Retirement Complex, Winona Lake, died at 1:40 a.m. today at the Kosciusko county hospital, Warsaw.

He was born April 23, 1896 in Fulton county to Eugene and Aletha BLACKBURN SHELTON and had lived most of his life in Fulton county.  He was married Oct. 27, 1923 to Gail OLIVER, who survives.  He was a member of the First Christian church here; a 60-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge; a veteran of World War II and a former member of the American Legion in Rochester and the Rochester Lions club.

Surviving with the wife are four nephews, James SHELTON, San Jose, Cal.; Robert and Fred VanDUYNE, both of Rochester, and Donald VanDUYNE, Kewanna; three nieces, Mar. Mary ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. Katheryne RENTSCHLER and Mrs. Mae CRILL, all of Rochester, and a sister-in-law, Bernice SHELTON, Rochester.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until hour of service.

 

J. C. Berry

J. C. “Chet” BERRY, 88, Argos, died Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in the Kingston nursing home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for nine months.

He was born April 7, 1890 in Argos to R. Wirt and Mary Ann HELSEL BERRY.  He was married July 22, 1911 in Evanston, Ill., to Bessie FILAR, who died June 26, 1978.  Mr. Berry was a retired carpenter.

Surviving is a daughter, Miss Betty BERRY, Northfield, Ill.

Services are tentatively set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiatng.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 1 p.m. to time of service Saturday.  Memorials may be sent to the Hadley School for the Blind, Winetka, Ill.
Fred D. Lemler

Fred D. LEMLER, 73, Mentone, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in his home following an illness of several years.

He was born Aug. 22, 1905 in Bourbon to Daniel and Katherine MILLER LEMLER.  He was married Sept. 2,1923 in Bourbon to Lois HILL, who survives.  Mr. Lemler was a grocer, starting in 1932 with the Hill-Lemier grocery in Mentone.  He retired in 1969.  He was a member of the First Baptist church, Mentone, and had served two terms on the Mentone Town Board.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Phyllis) BOWSER, Mentone, and Mrs. Stan (LeahNell) YEITER, Atwood; four sisters, Mrs. Ada BYRER, Mrs. Ella WOODCOCK and Mrs. Trella NEIDIG, all of Bourbon, and Mrs. Ruth GRISE, Bremen; seven grandchildren, and six grat-grandchildren.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist church, Mentone, with the Rev. Norman McVEY officiatng.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial home, Mentone.

 

Friday, January 26, 1979 to Saturday, January 27, 1979

 

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Monday, January 29, 1979

 

Kathrine Hubeny

Services for Kathrine HUBENY, 87, Kewanna, were to be today at 10 a.m. at the St. Ann’s Catholic church, Kewanna.  Father Richard SMITH was to officiate and burial was to be in the St. Peter’s cemetery, Winamac.

Mrs. Hubeny died Friday evening at the Canterbury Manor nursing home, Rochester.

She was born Jan. 12, 1892 at Lake Bruce to Christian and Louisa YAKASH PETERS.  She was married April 1, 1913 in North Judson to James HUBENY, who died March 14, 1961.  She was a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic church.

Surviving are three sons, James [HUBENY], Jr., R.R. 3, Kewanna; Charles [HUBENY], Atlanta, Ga., and Robert [HUBENY], R.R. 1, Kewanna; sixteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  Six brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

 

Stephen Lucas

Stephen LUCAS, 70, 312 West 10th street, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence following an illness of several years.

He was born Aug. 7, 1909 in Witt, Ill., to John and Anna RHODES LUCAS.  He had lived here for 10 years, coming from Chicago.  He was married Jan. 28, 1931 in Chicago to Florence PALM, who survives.  A retired construction worker, he was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.

Surviving with the wife is a niece.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery, Culver.  Friends may call an hour prior to service.
Tuesday, January 30, 1979

 

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Wednesday, January 31, 1979

 

Valentine Zimmerman III

Valentine ZIMMERMAN, III, 72, 412 Fulton avenue, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been admitted Jan. 22.  He had been in ill health a few weeks.

Mr. Zimmerman was born Dec. 14, 1906, in Rochester, to Leo George and Blanche E. SMAILES ZIMMERMAN.  He was married April 13, 1939, in Fort Wayne, to Gail A. SPOHN who survives.  He was an employee of Zimmerman furniture stores n Bakersfield, Cal., and of the Omaha, Neb., school systems.  He retired five years ago and moved to Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are five brothers, Herbert, Major and James [ZIMMERMAN], rochester, Leo D. [ZIMMERMAN], Chicago, and Emerson [ZIMMERMAN], Bakersfield, Cal.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochestr, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizen’s cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Robert O. Bunn

Robert O. BUNN,72, Indianola, Ia., died at 1:36 a.m. today in the West View care center in Indianola.  Mr. Bunn was a former Rochester resident and had been in failing health for one year.

He was born March 5, 1906, in North Dakota, to David Walter and Genevieve (MOORE) BUNN.  He was retired.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary Jane KAHN, Chicago and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death was a sister, Mrs. Mabel YATES in 1970, and a brother, Howard BUNN in 1956.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon cemetery, west of Rochester.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service Friday.

 

Evelyn C. Howard

Miss Evelyn C. “Jeb” HOWARD, Akron, died at 11:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for four days.  She was a retired registered nurse.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.
Thursday, February 1, 1979

 

Evelyn C. Howard

Miss Evelyn C. “Jeb” HOWARD, 66, Akron, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been a patient five days.

Miss Howard was born July 5, 1912 in Huntington to Harry and Myrtle RAYMER HOWARD.  She had lived in Akron the last three years after returning there from Indianapolis where she was a registred nurse for Drs. Keith and Carl Ruddle for 30 years.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Florence RICHTER, Akron; Mrs. Alice AMBRIDGE, North Manchester, and Mrs. Shirley CRAIG, Akron; two nieces, Mrs. Tom (Sandra) BURCH, North Manchester, and Mrs. Wendell (Ann) KREIDER, Hardley, Pa.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home,Akron, with the Revs. Garth IREY and James HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.

 

Earl Boone

Earl BOONE, 81, of Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Akron, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Retama Manor nursing home, Harlingen.

He was born Oct. 25, 1897 in Indiana.  He was married to Ruth JENNING, who preceded in deth.

Mr. boone is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eudora AUSTIN, New Albany; nine grandchildren, and to great-grandchildren.

Cremation will be in Texas.  The remains will be brought to Indiana and Sheetz funeral home, Akron, will handle local arrangements.

 

Friday, February 2, 1979

 

Ardie Fox

Mrs. Ardie FOX, 83, formerly of Argos, died at noon Thursday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth, where she had resided for three years.

She was born Jan. 18, 1896 in Knox to James and Nettie WHEELER CAREY and had lived most of her life in the Argos area.  She was married in 1917 to Jesse FOX, who died in 1951.  Mrs. Fox was a housewife.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Isobel) SAATKAMP, Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. Dan (Margo) GROGG, Rochester; three grandchildren, and two brothers, Lester CAREY, Mishawaka, and John CAREY, Arcata, Cal.  A daughter, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and until hour of service Sunday.
Saturday, February 3, 1979

 

Mary J. Reffit

Mrs. Mary Jane REFFIT, 70, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Woodview nursing home at Michigan City, where she was a patient for one day.  She had been ill for a number of years.

She was born June 10, 1908 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Joel and Laura ARNETT BAYS and had resided most of her life in the Rochester area.  She was married March 25, 1925 in Prestonsburg to Robert L. REFFIT, who died in 1968.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ed (Mary) LANGLEY and Mrs. Robert (Sarah) BROWN, both of Rochester; Mrs. Floyd (Aramanda) BRADLEY, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Kenneth (Agnes) BRIGHT, Macy; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Thurman BAYS, Jeffersonville, O., and Sherman BAYS, Morenci, Mich.  A son, two grandchildren, two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

 

C. J. Eaglebarger

C. J. “Joe” EAGLEBARGER, 91, Argos, died at 6:43 p.m. Friday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following an illness of three years.

He was born July 27, 1887 near Tippecanoe to Henry and Amanda MUNCH EAGLEBARGER.  He was married Jan. 14, 1915 in Plymouth to Caroline LOLMAUGH, who survives.  Mr. Eaglebarger formerly was the owner-operator of Eaglebarger’s garage and battery repair in Argos, retiring in 1960.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Herschel TOWNS, Plymouth, and Mrs. H. B. WILLIAMS, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Fern COAR, Bourbon.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Steve FELTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and until time of service Monday.

 

Monday, February 5, 1979

 

Ruth Smith

Mrs. Ruth SMITH, 96, Kewanna, died at 2:20 a.m. Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen ANDERSON, Kewanna.

She was born July 11, 1882 near Kewanna to John A. and Nancy HARVEY BARNETT.  She married Oliver SMITH Nov. 29, 1902 in Kewanna; he died Oct. 20, 1957.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.

Surviving with the daughter are three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Eight sisters, three brothers, two half-sisters, a half-brother and a grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
Myrtle G. Morris

Mrs. Myrtle G. MORRIS, 91, Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth, formerly of Argos, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

She was born July 2, 1887 in Inwood to Manias and Mary FEICHER SNYDER.  Her first marriage was May 1, 1904 to Alvin GARL.  Her second Marriage was to James MORRIS on June 6, 1926; he survives.  Mrs. Morris was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Verda) CATHER, Angola, and Mrs. Lester (Mary) McGRIFF, R.R. 1, Argos; seven grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Alex DeGOLLYER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until time of service Tuesday.

 

Minnie M. Cannam

Mrs. Minnie M. CANNAM of South Bend, formerly of Argos, died at 10:20 a.m. Saturday at Memorial hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient for four weeks.

She was born Aug. 15, 1887 in Denver to Daniel and Nellie SUNDAY.  She was reared by foster-parents, Wilson and Ellen COPLEN, Argos.  She was married Dec. 25, 1907 in Argos to Elias “Pete” CANNAM, who died in 1961.  Mrs. Cannam was a 50-year member of the Argos Eastern Star and a past president of the Harry Perkins Spanish American War Auxiliary.

Surviving are a daughter, Harriet TRITLE, South Bend; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Ruth VanHORN, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Luella CHAPMAN, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Forest G. HAY Ironwood chapel, South Bend, with the Rev. Don L. NEELY officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call at the chapel from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.  Arrangements are being handled by the Grossman funeral home, Argos.

 

Tuesday, February 6, 1979

 

Dr. Dale Berkebile

Dr. Dale BERKEBILE, 71, 1008 Pontiac street, died Monday at 11 a.m. in the Lutheran hospital, Mesa, Ariz., of an apparent stroke.  Dr. Berkebile resided in Mesa during the winter months.

He was born May 27, 1907 in Wausean, O., to David and Effie KINTNER BERKEBILE.  He came here in 1937, moving from Chicago.  He was married Aug. 20, 1932 in North Manchester to Elizabeth COOK, who survives.  Dr. Berkebile practiced as an optometrist here from 1937 until he retired in 1974.  He was a graduate of the Chicago School of Optometry and received a B.A. from Manchester college in 1930.  He had served as a teacher and principal in the Bradford, O., school system before entering optometry.

Dr. Berkebile was a member of Grace United Methodist church, the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge, the Rochester Masonic lodge and the South Bend Scottish Rite.

He was also a member of the Rochester Elks lodge, the Rochester Moose Lodge and the Rochester Rebekah Evergreen lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Dr. Dale BERKEBILE, Jr., Rapid City, S.D.; three


 daughters, Mrs. James (Jane) MOORE, Delphi; Mrs. W. H. (Ruth) CALDWELL, Gainsville, Fla., and Mrs. David (Mary) BASSETT, San Diego, Cal.; eleven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Beecher (Mary) BEERY, Pleasant Hill, O., Mrs. Fred (Lois) ROOP, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Herman (Sara Louise) CONINE, Troy, O.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist church with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, and for an hour prior to services at the church.  The Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be sent to Grace United Methodist church.

 

Wednesday, February 7, 1979

 

Clara M. Berger

Mrs. Clara M. BERGER, Lake Manitou, died Monday morning at her residence of an apparent heart attack.  Her death was discovered Tuesday night.

She was born in LaPorte to John and Helen PAWLAK MANNIA, who reside in LaPorte.  Mrs. Berger had lived in Fulton county for 22 years, coming from Peru.  She was married Sept. 13, 1947 in LaPorte to Richard K. BERGER, who died April 18, 1976.  Mrs. Berger was a beautician, having operated a beauty shop for 20 years, and was the band leader for the Keynotes group.  She was a member of the Ladies auxiliaries of the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges and several musicians unions.

Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Phillip MANNIA, LaPorte, and Henry MANNIA, Mill Creek, and nieces and nephews.

Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Jennie M. Tharp

Mrs. Jennie May THARP, 96, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 1:15 a.m. today in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Don (Mary) SHRIVER, with whom she resided.  She had been in failing health for two months.

She was born Oct. 26, 1882 in Burnettsville to Milton and Corine BALL LEMON.  She had lived in Fulton county most of her life.  She was married Dec. 23, 1912 in Burnettsville to Albert THARP, who died in 1940.  Mrs. Tharp was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist church, Rochester, and the Mt. Zion club.

Survving with the daughter are three grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.  Nine brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until hour of service Friday.
Thursday, February 8, 1979

 

Clara Berger

Services for Mrs. Clara BERGER, Lake Manitou, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic church, Rochester.  Father Richard PIETZ will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the charity of choice.

Mrs. Berger died Monday morning at her residence of an apparent heart attack.

 

Wilford Fisher

Wilford “Skinny” FISHER, 71, Nyona Lake, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence following a two-month illness.

He was born June 27, 1907 in South Bend to Oscar and Emma WURSTER FISHER.  He moved to this area from South Bend in 1968.  He was married Aug. 18, 1928 in Kokomo to Mary “Babs” MILNER, who survives.  Mr. Fisher was a retired tool and die maker, having worked for the Bendix corporation, South Bend, for 38 years.  He was a member of the South Bend Church of the Brethren and belonged to the South Bend chapters of the Masonic lodge, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite and White Shrine of Jerusalem.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Karl (MaryAnn) EMMONS, Lapaz; a son, Jack [FISHER], Sidney, O.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ester GRAHAM, Chatsworth, Cal.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, South Bend.  The South Bend Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Friday.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, February 9, 1979

 

Wilhelmus DuBois

Wilhelmus “Bill” DuBOIS, 66, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at his residence following a two-year illness.

He was born Dec. 10, 1912 in Fulton county to Elting and Cora RICHARDSON DuBOIS.  He also lived with foster-parents Verl and Martha FOOR and had lived in Fulton and Miami counties most of his life.  His first marriage was June 25, 1945 in Huntington to Florence ROBERTS, who died Dec. 28, 1972.  His second marriage was May 10, 1974 in Miami county to Lavonne BILODEAU, who survives.

Mr. DuBois was a retired employee of General Tire and Rubber company, Wabash, and was an Air Force veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the First Christian church of Macy, the Macy Masonic lodge, the South Bend Scottish Rite and the Macy Eastern Star.

Surviving with the wife are two step-daughters, Mrs. Sandra HESTER, Wabash, and Mrs. Bonnie WRIGHT, Angola; a step-son, Dan BILODEAU, Kokomo; six step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Helen MILLER and Mrs. Thelma CARR, both of Rochester, and a brother, Leo DuBOIS, Paris, O.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Howard WATERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and until time of service Sunday.  The Macy Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Saturday.


 

Walter N. Losher

Walter N. LOSHER, 72, Denver, died Wednesday evening in his home.

He was born to William and Emma JONES LOSHER Feb. 24, 1906 in Miami county and had lived all his life in the same house in which he was born.  He married Goldie M. BENEDICT Jan. 20, 1926; she died May 17, 1972.  He was a member of the Denver Baptist church and was a retired employee of the Freeman Loader corporation.

Surviving are a son, Richard [LOSHER], Richvalley; four daughters, Mrs. Marilla GOOCH, Peru; Mrs. Shirley WHITE, South Bend Mrs. Alicia GARBER, Onward, and Mrs. Carol ERBAUGH, Denver; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother Otis [LOSHER], Bristol.  A great-grandchild preceded in death.

 

Edna F. Baker

Mrs. Edna Faye BAKER, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester nursing home.

She was born Oct. 18, 1903 in Monterey to Henry Albert and Indiana BREW FELTY.  She had lived all her life in this area.  She was married Feb. 20, 1926 in Rochester to Ira E. BAKER, who survives.  Mrs. Baker was a member of Trinity United Methodist church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (LuEdith) SEVERNS, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Ethel JOHNSON, Warsaw; four sons, Fred [BAKER], Mishawaka; Waldo [BAKER], LaPorte; Paul [BAKER], Elkhart, and Ira [BAKER], Churubusco; eighteen grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren.  a son, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call from   3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Satuday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Sunday.

 

Russell Pontious

Russell PONTIOUS, 80, Akron, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wabash county hospital.

He was born Oct. 6, 1898 in fulton county to Ambrose and Annie STARR PONTIOUS and had lived most of his life in Fulton county.  His wife, Marjorie [PONTIOUS], died in 1973.  Mr. Pontious was retired from the Akron locker plant.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Ed (Myrtle) SIEGFRED, R.R. 1, Roann.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Garth IREY officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Wilford Fisher

Memorial services for Wilford FISHER, 71, Nyona Lake, who died Wednesday, will be conducted by the Rochester Masonic lodge instead of the South Bend lodge.  The service will be tonight at 7 o’clock in the Foster & Good funeral home.
Saturday, February 10, 1979

 

Lee Porter

Lee PORTER, 77, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 11 p.m. Friday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert (Anna Marie) PODELL, Winamac.

He was born Feb. 20, 1901 to Charles and Anna FREISING PORTER and had lived in Akron for 12 years.  He was married Dec. 23, 1925 to Sarah KING, who survives.

Mr. Porter was retired from the Rockwool and U.S. Gypsum company, Wabash.

Surviving with the wife and Mrs. Podell are two other daughters, Mrs. David (Patricia) DAVIS, Wabash, and Mrs. J. C. (Betty) CARL, Goshen; three sons, William [PORTER], Medinah, Ill., Michael [PORTER], Hanover Park, Ill., and Robert [PORTER], R.R. 1, Akron; fifteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harley (Marie) KLINGER, South Bend, and a brother, Jack PORTER, Wabash.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Garth IREY officiating.  Cremation will follow.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be sent to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Monday, February 12, 1979

 

Rick B. Caskey

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Rick B. CASKEY, 27, 932 Wabash avenue, who died from injuries suffered in a two-car accident Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on Ind. 25 near Metea in Cass county.

Caskey died at 7:50 p.m. in Logansport Memorial hospital from a ruptured spleen and diaphragm.

Caskey was headed north on Ind. 25 when his car left the road on the east side of Ind. 25, near County Road 850 North.

The car then came back on to the highway and slid broadside for 232 feet before slamming into the front end of a car driven by Penny BECKER, 18, R.R. 6, Rochester.

Miss Becker received a broken left arm, bruises and lacerations.  Two passengers in the Becker auto, Linda BECKER, 14, and Patricia CARR, 16, R.R. 2, Rochester, suffered lacerations, bruises and cuts.

All three girls were admitted to Memorial hospital Saturday in stable condition.  They were released Sunday.

Caskey was born April 26, 1951, in Rochester to C. E. “Bill” and Emmaloo JONES CASKEY.  He had lived in Rochester all his life.  He was employed by the Jansma-Coursey Asphalt company, Etna Green.  He was a member of the Rochester Church of God.  A 1969 graduate of Rochester high school, he attended Manchester college and graduated from Vincennes university in 1972.

Surviving with his parents are a sister, Mrs. Charles (Martine) JONES, Rochester the maternal grandfather, Martin L. JONES, Rochester, with whom Caskey resided; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence B. CASKEY, Mishawaka, and a niece Andrea JONES, Rochester.

The Rev. C. J. MOWRER will officiate at the services, with burial to be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today and until the hour of service Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 13, 1979

 

Helen A. Johnson

Mrs. Helen A. JOHNSON, 81, Bourbon, died at 8:34 a.m. Monday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

She was born Oct. 10, 1897 in Marshall county to Frank and ChloeAnn BECK WOOD and had lived most of her life in the Bourbon community.  She was married June 21, 1918 to Harold Y. JOHNSON, who survives.  She was a member of the First United Methodist church, Bourbon; was vice chairman of the Marshall County Republican party and was the first woman apponted chief of payroll clerk and bookkeeper for the Indiana House of Representatives, holding that position from 1945 to 1970.

Survving with the husband are three sisters, Miss Mary WOOD, Rochester; Mrs. Dora WRIGHT, Fullerton, Cal., and Mrs. Frances MUMMERT, Rochester; two nieces, and a grandnephew.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Deaton funeral home, Bourbon, with the Rev. C. E. McCLARNON officiatng.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery, south of Bourbon.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until time of service Thursday.

 

Earl Boone

Memorial services for Earl BOONE, 81, Harlingen, Texas, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.  Mr. Boone died Jan. 31 and his body was cremated.

He was born Oct. 25, 1897 in Indiana.  He was married to Ruth JENNING, who preceded in death.  He had lived in the Akron area until 15 years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eudora AUSTIN, New Albany; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

The memorial service will be officiated by the Rev. Garth IREY.

 

Wednesday, February 14, 1979

 

Paul K. Eikenberry

Paul K. EIKENBERRY, 59, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph hospital, Kokomo.

He was born Sept. 14, 1919 in Kokomo to Paul and Margaret KERLIN EIKENBERRY.  He was married in 1941 to Lucille GETZ, who survives.  Mr. Eikenberry ws retired from the Delco company, where he was a tool and die maker, and had worked in the quality control division of the Singer company, North Manchester.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the First Christian church, Rochester, and of the Rochester Moose lodge and American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are a son, James [EIKENBERRY], R.R. 3, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Sharon BEAHRERS, Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane TROXEL, Kokomo, and Mrs. Ann HEATH, Indianapolis, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ellers Memorial chapel, Kokomo, with the Rev. Willis SYPHERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Russell D. Holloway

Russell D. HOLLOWAY, 62, Logansport, died at 2:05 p.m. Monday in Logansport Memorial hospital.

He was born Oct. 4, 1916 in Rochester to Elven and Eva BEGHTEL HOLLOWAY.  He was married Feb. 1, 1941 to Leota SIDDALL, who survives.  He was a machinist at the Rockwell corporation.

Surviving with the wife are six daughters, Mrs. Chiquita ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. Pam MAXWELL, Mrs. Trudy TURNER, Mrs. Cindy DEXTER, Mrs. Millissa HOARCE and Miss Lisa HOLLOWAY, all of Logansport; five brothers, Walter, Howard, Lester, Marvin and Bernard [HOLLOWAY], all of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Wanda CHALK and Mrs. Rosemary McGLOTHIN, both of Rochester; nine grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kroeger funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the EverRest memorial park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Richard Smith

Word has been received of the death of Richard SMITH, Fairfax, Va., of an apparent heart attack.  He was a former Rochester resident.He was born Dec. 28, 1920 to Fred and Ida (BABCOCK) SMITH.  He graduated from Rochester high school and from Benjamin Franklin university, Washington, D.C.  He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from the department of Agriculture, where he had worked for 34 years.

Surviving are the wife, Mary [SMITH]; a daughter, Mrs. John M. (Virginia) GRAVILY, Fairfax, Va.; two sons, John and Joel [SMITH], also both of Fairfax; a brother, Admiral SMITH, and a sister, Mrs. Harold (Madelyn) YOUNG, Rochester. Burial was in Fairfax, Va.

 

Thursday, February 15, 1979

 

Flossie Runkel

Mrs. Flossie RUNKEL, 85, R.R. 1, North Manchester, died Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. in the Wabash county hospital, Wabash.

She was born Dec. 27, 1893 in Shelby county, Ill., to Frank and Virginia WRIGHT ROSE.  She had lived in Wabash county since 1927, moving from Illinois.  She was married Nov. 4, 1914 to Roy RUNKEL, who died May 3, 1966.  She was a member of the Church of Christ, Rochester.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) SANDS, R.R. 3, North Manchester, and Mrs. Dorothy BENNER, matthews, Ind. three sons, Rex, Bill and Richard [RUNKEL], all of R.R. 1, North Manchester; fifteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and nine sisters preeded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bender funeral home, North Manchester, with the Rev. Edward INDERLIED officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.
Friday, February 16, 1979

 

Erbie Reed

Mrs. Erbie REED, 84, Argos, died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following a two-year illness.

She was born Aug. 29, 1894 in Kosciusko county to Sylvanius and Nancy McPHERSON WEAVER and had lived in Argos for seven years, moving from her farm residence.  Her first marriage was in 1915 to Raymond METZGER, who died in 1922.  Her second marriage was Feb. 21, 1955 in Warsaw to Elson REED, who survives.  She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Eunice JAMISON, Claypool and Mrs. Eugene (Marjorie) CAUFFMAN, Trenton, Ky.; five step-daughters, Mrs. Betty HALL, Bourbon; Mrs. Virginia HARMON, Roann; Mrs. Mary Alice GENSINGER, Plymouth; Mrs. Lucille JONES, Argos, and Mrs. Joan HUDSON, Huntington Beach, Cal.; a step-son, Roy REED, Lapaz; eight grandchildren; twenty-five step-grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; eighteen step-great-grandchildren a great-great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Cora KULF and Mrs. Minnie KING, both of Columbia City.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev.  W. B. GEHM officiating.  Burial will be in the Eel River cemetery, east of Silver Lake.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and at the church an hour prior to service Sunday.

 

Stella Fenstermaker

Word had been received of the death of Stella FENSTERMAKER, 85, Visalia, Cal., a former Rochester resident, on Feb. 5 in Visalia.

She was born in Indianapolis and attended school there.  She was married Feb. 22, 1911 in Rochester to LeRoy FENSTERMAKER, who died Oct. 29, 1963.  She and her husband moved to Visalia in 1955.  She was a member of the Rochester and Visalia Baptist churches.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lillian BOWMAN, Visalia; two sisters, Mrs. Mary HEAVINGTON, San Bernardino, Cal., and Edna BENEDICT, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services were Feb. 7 at the Hadley funeral chapel, Visalia, and burial was in the Visalia cemetery.
Saturday, February 17, 1979

 

Evernee Watkins

A Fulton county woman died Friday afternoon in a fire that gutted her home in the Kings Lake area west of Leiters Ford.

The body of Mrs. Evernee WATKINS, 68, was discovered in the house by firemen and was taken to the Bonine funeral home, Culver.  Funeral arrangements are pending.

The cause of death cannot be determined until an autopsy is performed, said County Coroner Junior D. GOOD.

Three other residents of the home, Mrs. Watkins’ son, Joshua [WATKINS], Jr., his wife, Joyce [WATKINS], and their infant child escaped safely from the fire.  Mrs. Watkins’ husband, Joshua WATKINS, Sr., was working in Chicago at the time of the fire.

Fire units from Leiters Ford, Monterey, Kewanna and Culver responded to the call.  The fire began around 4 p.m. and officials at the scene suspect the fire stated in the furnace area.

The house was a total loss, but no damage estimae has been established yet, said Sheriff Robert NEWGENT.  The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, he added.

State police also were at the scene and will assist in the investigation.

 

Monday, February 19, 1979

 

Evernee Watkins

Fulton county sheriff Robert NEWGENT has called in the state fire inspector’s office in connection with a blaze at Kings Lake Friday afternoon which tok the live of Mrs. Evernee WATKINS, 68.

Mrs. Watkins died from smoke inhalation during the fire which began around 4 p.m. Friday.

Newgent reported this morning that an inspector from Fort Wayne was to arrive today and would inspect the premises for the possibility of arson.

 

Wilbur W. Wilson

Wilbur W. WILSON, 78, R.R. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake) died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday at Memorial hospital, Logansport.

He was born Nov. 10, 1900 in Georgetown, Ind., to John and Clara GRANDSTAFF WILSON.  He was married Dec. 5, 1923 in Logansport to Bessie HOPPER, who survives.  He was a retired sales clark for Flannagan’s in Logansport.  He was a member of the Pisgan church.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn HARTOIN, R.R. 1, Macy; Mrs. May KUMLER, Logansport; Miss Faye WILSON, R.R. 3, Logansport, and Mrs. Norma WINTER, Walton; two sons, Eugene [WILSON], R.R. 1, Macy, and Timothy [WILSON], Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Anna DAVIS and Mrs. Clarice HOOVER, both of Logansport; a brother, Emory [WILSON], Logansport; fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, with the Revs. Ron LEWELLEN and Paul GRANT officiating.  Burial will be in the Pisgan cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Lura Vandermark

Mrs. Lura VANDERMARK, 66, Mentone, died Sunday at 12:10 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been ill for several years.

She was born Sept. 15, 1912 in Bremen to Ervin and Ethel KLINK WAGNER and had lived in Mentone for 50 years.  She was married Dec. 24, 1930 in Burket to Orville C. VANDERMARK, who died in 1966.  She was retired from Arnolt’s corporation, Warsaw.  She was a member of the American Legion auxiliary.

Surviving are a son, Fred “Fritz” [VANDERMARK], Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Otto (Iva June) WOLFE, Laketon; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Ernest [VANDERMARK], California; Myrl [VANDERMARK], Hialeah, Fla.; Ivo [VANDERMARK], Melbourne, Fla. and Ervin and Mervin [VANDERMARK], both of Warsaw; four sisters, Mrs. Wilbur (Freda) FULTON, Mentone; Mrs. Walt (Dorothy) KRULL, Mentone; Mrs. Robert (Annbelle) BARNHART, New Haven, and Mrs. Charles (Ruth) WARREN, Elkhart.  A son and a daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and all day Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, February 20, 1979

 

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Wednesday, February 21, 1979

 

Edgar L. Nash

Edgar L. NASH, 89, Canterbury Nursing home, died today at 9:45 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.

Services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. Fred KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday an hour prior to services.

 

Helen Beatrice Filbey

Mrs. Helen Beatrice FILBEY, 73, R.R. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at her residence after a two-year illness.

She was born Sept. 18, 1905, in Logansport to Charles and Annie CLEMANS WILLARD and had lived in the Nyona Lake area sicne 1955.  She was maried in 1925 n Logansport to Frank FILBEY who died July 3, 1972.  She was a member of the First Baptist church, Logansport.

Surviving are three sons, Robert [FILBEY], R.R. 1, Macy; Franklin [FILBEY], Jr., R.R. 1, Macy, and Doug [FILBEY], Logansport, and five grandchildren.  A son and two brothers preceded in death.

Sevices will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday morning until services.
Thursday, February 22, 1979

 

Edgar L. Nash

Services for Edgar L. NASH, 89, Canterbury Manor nursing home, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home.  The Rev. Fred KUEBLER will officiate and burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo.

Mr. Nash died Wednesday morning after an illness of several months.

He was born Oct. 12, 1889 in Tipton county to William F. and Anna LEE NASH and had lived in Huntington and Englewood, Fla.  His first marriage was to Rose TERRELL in Crown Point; she died Jan. 4, 1965.  His second marriage was to Ethel M. WIGENT in Venice, Fla., on Sept. 1, 1966; she died May 31, 1978.  Mr. Nash was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clement (Lucile) NEWMAN, Rochester; a grandson, Sam NEWMAN, Rochester; three great-granddaughters, Melissa NEWMAN, Huntington, and Amy and Stacey NEWMAN, Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Banche BOCKELMAN, Columbia City; five step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; a niece, and nephew.  A son, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

 

Gladys Louderback

Mrs. Gladys LOUDERBACK, 71, R.R. 1, Macy, died of an apparent heart attack at 10:17 a.m. Wednesday while driving on Ind. 25 near Caston school.

She was born March 18, 1907 in Fulton county to Hugh and Rose DOWNS             Van METER and had lived most of her life in this area. She was married June 18, 1927 in Rochester to Ira Earl LOUDERBACK, who died May 4, 1969.  She was a former newspaper motor route driver for The Logansport Pharos-Tribune.

Surviving are a son, Bill LOUDERBACK, Oregon City, Ore., and a brother, George  Van METER, Fort Myers, Fla.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Ronald KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, February 23, 1979

 

Howard Overmyer

Howard OVERMYER, 72, R.R.2, Argos, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after suffering an apparent heart attack at his residence.

He was born March 17, 1906 in Argos to Edward and Alice MILLER OVERMYER and had lived most of his hife in the Argos community.  He was married Jan. 19, 1935 in Argos to Mary CREVISTON, who survives.  He retird in 1966 from the Oliver corporation in South Bend after 32 years’ service.

Surviving with the wife are two daughter, Mrs. Paul (Shirley) MONTGOMERY, Argos, and Mrs. Jerry (Pat) PARKER, LaPorte; four sons, Jack [OVERMYER], Indianapolis; Frank [OVERMYER], North Webster, Mihael [OVERMYER], Argos, and Greg [OVERMYER], Albion; seventeen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Bertha) BRANSFORD, North Webster, and two brothers, Eddie [OVERMYER], North Webster, and Ralph [OVERMYER], R.R. 3, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert VanHAITSMA officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday and until time of services Sunday.


 

Mary B. Merley

Mrs. Mary MERLEY, 78, R.R. 2, Macy, died Thursday evening at the Caylor-Nickel clinic, Bluffton.

Services are pending at the McCain funeral home, Denver.

 

Saturday, February 24, 1979

 

Mary B. Merley

Graveside rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Akron cemetery for Mrs. Mary B. MERLEY, 77, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at 10:07 p.m. last Thursday at the Caylor-Nickel clinic in Bluffton.  The Rev. John CAMPBELL will officiate.

There will be no calling hours.  Memorials may be made to the Perrysburg Baptist church through the McCain funeral home, Denver, which is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Merley was born July 8, 1901 in Fulton county to Daniel and Martha WILEY HART.  She was married June 12, 1926 in Rochester to Don MERLEY, who died Sept. 1, 1975.  She was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church and the Missionary Society of the church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leslie (Doris) WILKINSON, R.R. 2, Macy; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, and a brother, Ned HART, Rochester.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

 

Harry Garman, Sr.

Word has been received of the death of Harry GARMAN, Sr., 91, of Uniontown, O., formerly of this area, on Thursday following an illness of several months.

He is survived by his wife, Edna WEYGANDT GARMAN; three sons; a daughter, and two step-daughters.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran church, Uniontown.  Hecher funeral home, Uniontown, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Joshua L. Stevens

Joshua Levi STEVENS, was stillborn at 2:03 p.m. Friday at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. STEVENS, R.R. 3, Kewanna.

Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard WARFIELD, Kewanna, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley STEVENS, Delong.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Ronald PRILLIMAN officiating.  The Bonine funeral home in Culver is in charge of arrangements.

 

Monday, February 26, 1979

 

[no obits]
Tuesday, February 27, 1979

 

Joe Ray Stetson

Joe Ray STETSON, 26, Arlington, Mass., died Friday in Millbrook, N.Y. following a private plane crash.

He was born June 11, 1952 in Rochester to Joie Ray and Ruby ROBINSON STETSON, who reside in Springfield, Ky.  He was a former residet of Rochester and Springfield, Ky.  He was an instructor at Harvard university, Cambridge, Mass., and was a 1970 graduate of Washington county high school, Springfield, Ky., and a 1974 graduate of Harvard university.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, David [STETSON], attending Murray State college, Murray, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Mary BIGGERS, Gallatin, Tenn., and a step-father, Forest YOUNG, Rochester.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

 

Evernee Watkins

Joshua WATKINS, Jr., Kings Lake, was charged in Fulton circuit court Monday with felony murder in connection with the Kings Lake house fire in which his step-mother died on Feb. 16.  Judge Douglas MORTON set his bond at $75,000 and Watkins was returned to Fulton county jail.

Watkins was lodged in jail Friday evening and an arson investigation was conducted by the Fulton county sheriff’s department, state police and the state fire marshal’s office.

Evernee WATKINS, 68, died of smoke inhalation in the fire.  Watkins’ wife, Joyce [WATKINS], and their infant child managed to et out of the house safely.  Watkins’ father, Joshua [WATKINS], Sr., was working in Chicago at the time.

 

Wednesday, February 28, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, March 1, 1979

 

Jimmie L. White

Jimmie Lee WHITE, 54, Akron, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday at his residence.

He was born May 15, 1924 in Alabama to Jim and Sarah MITCHELL WHITE.  He was married to Mary TATE, who survives.  He was employed by the Mentone Poultry company.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Willie [WHITE], New York; two daughters, Annie WHITE and Corabelle WHITE, both in Alabama, and a brother, George WHITE, Peru.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. today and until time of service Friday.
Mary E. McIntire

Mrs. Mary E. McINTIRE, 68, Akron, died at 6 a.m. today at her home.

She was born Feb. 12, 1911 in Silver Lake to Mr. and Mrs. Augustus MEINERT and moved to Akron from Silver Lake in 1941.  She was married to Willis E. NELSON, who died in 1954.  She was married April 25, 1965 to Donald McINTIRE, who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Willis NELSON, Jr., Akron; Fred A. NELSON, Indianapolis, and Lyle K. NELSON, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Mrs. Bud (Linda) GEIGER, Akron; two brothers, Walter MEINERT, Silver Lake, and Ralph MEINERT, Atwood; a sister, Mrs. Lozier (Doris) BURR, North Manchester, and twelve grandchildren.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. James F. HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Friday, March 2, 1979

 

Fern Love

Mrs. Fern LOVE, 88, of Canton, O., a former Macy resident, died at 5:08 a.m. today at the Aultman hospital, Canton.

She was born Aug. 25, 1880 in Macy to Lemuel and Mary FENIMORE POWELL.  She had lived in Canton for 10 years, moving from Macy.  She was married in Macy to Herschel LOVE, who died in 1965.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church and the women’s association of the church.

Surviving are a son, Sam [LOVE], Canton; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Rachel BAKER, Fulton, and a brother, William POWELL, Rochester.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macy United Methodist church with the Rev. James O’DELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and an hour prior to services at the church.

 

Saturday, March 3, 1979

 

Randolph Petitt

A Fulton county resident was killed and two others were injured in a single vehicle accident in Starke county Friday night.

Randolph PETITT, 26, R.R. 1, Kewanna, was killed when the truck in which he was riding hit a patch of ice on Ind. 8, six miles east of Knox and slid off the north side of the road into a tree.

The Starke county sheriff’s office reported the accident occurred at 11:23 p.m., and Petitt was pronounced dead on arrival at Starke Memorial hospital at 11:45 p.m.

Larry WIERINGO, 26, Kewanna, the driver of the vehicle suffered fractured ribs in the accident and his wife, Jane WIERINGO, 23, suffered internal injuries.  Both were admitted to Starke Memorial hospital.

Petitt was born March 16, 1952, at Bradford, Pa., the son of Raymond and Doris MARBLE PETITT.  A resident of this area since 1972, he was married June 5, 1974, at Peru to Cathy S. REINHOLT, who survives.  Mr. Petitt was a member of the U.S. Air Force and an employee of Slusher Lumber company.


Also surviving are the father, Raymond PETITT, Bradford, Pa.; the mother, Doris WOLFORD, Dukes Center, Pa.; two daughters, Lisa Ann and Mary Lynn [PETITT], at home; four sisters and four brothers.

Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Monday, March 5, 1979

 

Dwight E. Gallipo

Dwight E. GALLIPO, 71, 1305 Jackson boulevard, died at 2 p.m. Saturday of a coronary heart attack.

He was born Dec. 9, 1907 in Dickenson, N.D. to Edward and Eva GLASFORD GALLIPO.  He married Martha M. SROUFE on July 14, 1930 in North Manchester.  She survives.  He retired in 1955 as a school administrator and farmer.  He taught school in Akron, Fulton, Monterey, Gilead, and attended Manchester college and Indiana university.  He was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church, the Macy Lincoln Masonic lodge, the Order of Eastern Star, the Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne, the Rochester Kiwanis club and was a retired member of the Indiana State Teachers association.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Nancy) GROVE, Indianapolis, and Mrs. James (Mary Alice) McCULLOUGH, Fort Mitchell, Ky.; a son, John D. [GALLIPO], Frankfort; nine grandchildren, and a great-grandson.  A brother preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. Paul SUTHERLAND, Paul STEPHENSON and Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart association.

 

Gregory L. Thompson

Gregory L. THOMPSON, 30, Edwardsburg, Mich., and formerly of Argos, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday as a result of injuries suffered in a one-car accident east of Bremen earlier in the evening.

He was born May 20, 1948 in Argos to Dale and Lois PFEIFER THOMPSON, who survive.  He had lived in Michigan since 1978, moving from South Bend.  He was married Aug. 22, 1974 in Watseka, Ill., to Patricia Ann CHERRY, who survives.  Mr. Thompson was employed by the Kropp Fire protection company, South Bend.  He had served in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of the Edwardsburg American Legion.  He graduated from Argos high school in 1966.

Surviving with the wife are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale THOMPSON, Argos; the paternal grandmother, Hazel THOMPSON, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Kaye WALLEN, Warsaw, and three brothers, Kirk [THOMPSON], Plymouth and Dan and J. C. [THOMPSON], both of Argos.

Services were held at 11 a.m. today at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial was in the Argos Maple Groove cemetery, where the Argos American Legion conducted flag presentation ceremonies.
Randolph Petitt

Services for Randolph PETITT, 26, R.R. 1, Kewanna, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to time of service Tuesday.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. eemetery.

Petitt was killed in a single vehicle accident in Starke county six miles east of Knox Friday evening.

 

Theodore C. Urbin

Theodore C. URBIN, 83, Kewanna, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in his home.

He was born June 1, 1895 in Kewanna to Peter and Mattie COOPER URBIN.  He married Beatrice A. DELLAR Aug. 25, 1941 in Detroit, Mich.  She survives.  He was a retired employee of the Ford Meter Box company.

Surviving with the wife are three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Two step-brothers, Raymond and Vern [URBIN], a step-sister Mrs. Merle LEEDY, and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today or from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Wessel’s funeral home in Pleasant Ridge, Mich.  Cremation will follow the services in Michigan.  The family requests that flowers not be sent and suggests a donation to a charity.

 

Galen Hoover

Galen HOOVER, 77, Kewanna, died at 7:25 a.m. Sunday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital, Winamac.

He was born Feb. 28, 1902 to Clarinda ACKERMAN HOOVER and married Meda PRATT on Sept. 17, 1923 in Mexico, Ind.  Mrs. Hoover survives.  He was a retired postal service employee after 37 years and was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Roy [HOOVER], Yorktown, and George [HOOVER], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Joan JOHNSON, Paris, Ill.; a brother, Lloyd [HOOVER], Argos; thirteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  A granddaughter, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Donations may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Wilfred H. Bryant

Wilfred H. “Tobe” BRYANT, 75, summertime resident of Lake Manitou, died Friday at 5 p.m. at the Allen County Health Center in Fort Wayne.

He was a longtime resident of Fort Wayne and for the past 25 years had maintained a summer home on the southeast shore of Lake Manitou.

A native of Kokomo, he had been a sales representative for the Magnavox corporation in Fort Wayne the past 15 years.  Previously, he had served as administrator of the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne.  Surviving are the wife, Marcia [BRYANT], also a resident of the Allen County Health Center; a son, David [BRYANT], Fort Wayne, and three grandchildren.

Rites were held this morning in Fort Wayne with burial in Kokomo.


 

Oma M. Crippen

Mrs. Oma Marie CRIPPEN, 76, Kewanna, died at 3 a.m. today in her home.

She was born March 8, 1902 in Fulton county to Charles and Pearl MARTIN CORNELL and married D. K. CRIPPEN Sept. 12, 1920 in Twelve Mile.  He died March 5, 1974.  She was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, LeRoy [CRIPPEN], Kewanna; Leon [CRIPPEN], Kewanna, and Charles [CRIPPEN], R.R. 2, Rochester; two brothers, Claude [CORNELL], Muncie, and Clyde [CORNELL], Fulton; three sisters, Mrs. Mae PREEBLE, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Ruth MEADE, Battle Creek, Mich., and Mrs. Mary OVERMYER, Fulton; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Funeral services are pending at the Harrison-Metzger funeral home in Kewanna.

 

Tuesday, March 6, 1979

 

Oma M. Crippen

Services for Oma CRIPPEN, 76, Kewanna, who died Monday, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home in Kewanna.  Rev. Chris B. MADISON will officiate the ceremonies with burial to be in the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after      2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials can be made to the Grass Creek United Methodist Memorial fund.

 

Dale Bibler

Dale BIBLER, 80, Phoenix, Ariz., and a native of Fulton county, died Saturday morning in Phoenix.

He was born Aug. 24, 1898, to Albert E. and Maggie GUISE BIBLER.  He was married to Leata MATHEWS, who survives.  Mr. Bibler once operated a meat market near Fifth and Main streets.

Surviving with the wife is a foster-daughter, Emma Marie ROSS and one granddaughter. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Marie THOMPSON and Mrs. Ira POWNALL, both of Rochestr, and a niece, Mrs. Robert EILER, Rochester.

Services were held Monday in the Scottsdale mortuary, Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

Wednesday, March 7, 1979 to Thursday, March 8, 1979

 

[no obits]
Friday, March 9, 1979

 

Robert S. Troyer

Robert S. TROYER, 82, 1114 Monroe street, died Wednesday night at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Troyer was born June 27, 1896, in Pulaski county, to Moses and Ethel ETHELIND TROYER.  He had lived here 18 years after moving from Converse.  He was married in 1922 to Isabel HENRY on Aug. 3 in Park River, North Dakota.  She died in 1973.  He was a retired implement dealer and a member of the Presbyterian church in Fordville, N.D.

Surviving is a son, Robert C. [TROYER], Terre Haute, and two daughters, Mrs. Mary CHRISTNER, Peru, and Mrs. Marjorie YOUNG, Hartford City.  A brother, Ross [TROYER], Upland, and a sister, Mrs. Joe (Ruby) NEFF, Marion.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Laird funeral home, Amboy.  The Rev. Howard TYNER will officiate the ceremonies with burial to be in the Garden Memories cemetery, Marion.  Friends may call Saturday from 2-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Robert M. Zeller

Robert McQuern ZELLER, 78, 1304 Wabash avenue, died at 11:19 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital after suffering a massive coronary.

Mr. Zeller was born Aug. 6, 1900, in Rochester, to William B. and Lula McQUERN ZELLER.  He had lived here his entire life.  He was married in Rochester Oct. 11, 1919, to Audrey Ellen WOOD, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and was employed by the Rochester John Deere store for 15 years in the parts department.  He was a member of the Baptist church and was the first president of the senior citizens organization.

Survving with the wife are three sons, Lester W. [ZELLER], R.R. 2, Rochester; Robert L. [ZELLER], Rochester; James H. [ZELLER], R.R. 1, Rochetr.  Five granddaughters, Mrs. Ed (Nancy) BOWMAN, Garrett; Mrs. Charles (Joyce) SKINNER, Hartford City; Mrs. Dennis (Alisa) BAKER, R.R. 1, Mentone; Mrs. Gary (Sally) EASTERDAY, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Miss Cindy ZELLER; a grandson, Donald [ZELLER], Valparaiso, and six greandchildren.  A sister died in infancy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN and the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.

 

Saturday, March 10, 1979

 

[no obits]
Monday, March 12, 1979

 

Merl Shewman

Merl SHEWMAN, 79, R.R. 3, Peru, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, following a two-year illness.  He was born Nov. 10, 1899 in Akron to Worthy and Elva [JONTZ] SHEWMAN.  He was married in 1917 to Ruby MERLEY, who survives.  He was founder of Cardinal Oil company, Peru, and also was a farmer.  He was a member of the Salem Christian church, five miles south of Peru.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ralph [SHEWMAN], Akron, and William [SHEWMAN], R.R. 4, Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Norma KINLEY, Denver, and Mrs. Ruby McFADDEN, Wood River, Ill.; a brother, Edward SHEWMAN, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Georgia JENKINS, Peru; twelve grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  A brother and sister preceded in death.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Salem Christian chuch with the Revs. William SHEWMAN and Howard McFADDEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, from 2-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be sent to the Salem Christian church.

 

John R. Shaperis

John R. SHAPERIS, 68, Niles, Mich., died Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the home of his daughter, Miss Roberta SHAPERIS, Clearwater, Fla.

He was born Nov. 21, 1910 in Springfield, Ill.  He had lived in Niles since 1945, moving from Rochester.  He was married July 1, 1933, in Plymouth to Dorothy BARTES, who survives.  Mr. Shaperis was a retired lino-type operator for the South Bend Tribune.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Barbara KANE, Niles; Mrs. Marilyn MILLER, Stevensville, Mich., and Miss Shaperis; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy DITRICK, Mrs. Mary BARDEMER, and Mrs. Helen MANSON, all of Chicago.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pifer-Smith funeral home, 521 East Main street, Niles, with the Rev. William FUERSTENAU officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Brook cemetery, Niles.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, March 13, 1979

 

Fred M. Day

Fred M. DAY, 86, Star City, died at noon Monday in the Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac, where he was admitted Saturday.  He had been ill several months.

Mr. Day was born Feb. 1, 1893 in Fulton county to Edward J. and Ida A. McKITRICH DAY.  He had lived in Star City 15 years after moving from the Rochester and Leiters Ford areas.  He was married Feb. 19, 1921 in Rochester to Opal RARRICK.  She died July 12, 1957.  He was a former employee of the Studebaker company.  He was a member of the Rochester American Legion post and a World War I veteran.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Joan) SKOG, South Bend; two step-sons, Burdette MORGAN, Vandalia, Mich., and Harold MORGAN, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Jessie) OVERHOLSER, South Bend, and Mrs. Frank (Zinda) HILDEBRANDT, South Bend, and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Lawrence R. WEST officiating.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and     7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery, South Bend.


 

Wednesday, March 14, 1979 to Thursday, March 15, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, March 16, 1979

 

Mary J. Polk

Mrs. Mary Jane POLK, 57, South Bend, died at 2:30 a.m. today at her residence.

She was born July 11, 1921 in Fulton county.  She was married to Charles H. POLK in Rochester on April 12, 1941.  He survives.  Mrs. Polk was a member of the Ridgedale Presbyterian church, South Bend.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Thomas [POLK), South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Carol Jean ANDREWS and Mrs. Connie Lou RUNNELS, both of South Bend; thirteen grandchildren; four brothers, Charles HATTERY, Peru, and Lenard, Robert and George HATTERY, all of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Opal SWEET, Rochester.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Forest G. Hay funeral home, 435 South Ironwood Drive, South Bend, with the Rev. Donald MEELY officiating.  Entombment will follow at the Riverview mausoleum, South Bend.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Ethel L. Rager

Mrs. Ethel Lee RAGER, 86, Laketon, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday in her residence.

She was born Oct. 4, 1893, in Wabash county to Sherman and Clara OHMART WHITE.  Mrs. Rager was married Dec. 30, 1913 to Harry L. RAGER, who died in 1951.  She was a charter member of the Amerian Legion auxiliary, Laketon.

Surviving are four children, Mrs. Robert (Wilodean) EWING, Columbus, O.; Mrs. Harry (Marcella) WHITEHURST, Wabash; Todd S. RAGER, Roann, and Bob S. RAGER, Laketon; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a brother, Warren WHITE, Roann. A daughter and a sister preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Snday in the Bender funeral home, North Manchester, with the Rev. Steven AILES officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 17, 1979

 

Lois McClure

Mrs. Richard (Lois) McCLURE, 1209 Main street, died Friday night in Billings hospital, Chicago, following an illness of several months.  Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Monday, March 19, 1979

 

Lois McClure

Services for Mrs. Lois McCLURE, 47, 1209 Main street, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.  The Rev. Paul STEPHENSON will officiate and burial will be in the Winamac cemetery at Winamac.

Mrs. McClure died at 8 p.m. Friday at Billings hospital, Chicago, following an illness of several months.

She was born March 9, 1932 in Macy to Kenneth and Opal MUSSELMAN SAVAGE, who survive. She had lived in Rochester for 17 years, moving here from Culver.  She was married July 25, 1952 in Macy to Richard McCLURE, who survives.  Mrs. McClure was a member of Grace United Methodist church and Tri Kappa sorority.

Surviving with the husband and parents are two daughters, Mrs. William (Joseanne “Jody”) NEWTON, Rockville, and Jeralynn McCLURE, Butler university student; a son, Richard [McCLURE], Notre Dame student; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Ann) KAIN, Logansport, and three brothers, Frank SAVAGE, Rochester, William SAVAGE, Toledo, O., and Steven SAVAGE, Macy.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday.  Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Agency.

 

Tuesday, March 20, 1979

 

Alton L. Goodrich

Alton L. “A.L.” GOODRICH, 69, Fort Wayne, died at 11:10 a.m. Monday in Parkview Memorial hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been in failing health for a year.

Mr. Goodrich was born Jan. 6, 1910 in Whitley county to Frank L. and Nettie SHOEMAKER GOODRICH.  He was married in 1938 in Wshington, Ind., to Dorothy NEWLAND, who died in 1962.  Mr. Goodrich graduated from Purdue university in 1932, and was the owner of the A. L. Goodrich drainage contractors in Fulton county.  In 1964, he was a candidate for the office of Fulton county auditor, and was Fulton county’s first chosen conservationist.

Mr. Goodrich was a member of the Eagles lodge, Fort Wayne; the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges; the Fulton County Farm Bureau and was a past president of the Fulton County Board of Realtors.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Ellen) BONDI, Rueflesdorf, West Germany; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Veril PONTZIUS, Columbia City.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the J. A. DeMoney & Son funeral home, Columbia City, with the Rev. James WILLYARD officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester, where graveside rites will be conducted at approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 21, 1979

 

James L. Henderson, Sr.

James L. HENDERSON, Sr., 58, former manager of the Sonoco Products company plant in Akron, died unexpectedly of a heart attack late Tuesday afternoon in Haartsville, S.C., where the company headquarters are located.  Mr. Henderson was stricken during a business meeting.

Mr. Henderson lived at Lake Manitou and at Akron from 1963 to 1978 during part of his 41-year association with Sonoco Products.

Born in Darlington county, S.C., March 28, 1920, he joined Sonoco at Hartsville in 1938.  In August of 1963 he became manager of the Akron plant and served in that capacity until 1968 when he became assistant midwest manager.  In 1969 he became general manager of the Midwest region of the company.

Mr. Henderson moved to John’s Island, S.C., near Hartsville, in early 1978 when he transferred to Sonoco’ international division and became assistant to the president of Showa Products Company, Ltd., in Japan.  He served in that capacity until late last year; since then, he had been on assignment in Venezuela.

Mr. Henderson was a member of the Rochester Elks lodge, the Akron Masonic lodge and the Fort Wayne Shrine.

Surviving are the wife, Ethel [HENDERSON]; three daughters, Mrs. Bill (Ginger) MILLER, Rochester; Mrs. George (Patricia) FULLER, Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Larry (LaVonne) CRABBS, Godfrey, Ill., and a son, James L. [HENDERSON], Jr., Bedford, Texas.

Services are set tentatively for Thursday in the Hartsville Presbyterian church, with burial in Hartsville.  In charge of arrengements is the Brown-Pennington funeral home in Hartsville.

Memorials may be given to the scholarship loan fund of the Byerly hospital, Hartsville, S.C., 29550.

 

Erve H. Bradley

Erve H. BRADLEY, 83, 335 Indiana avenue, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial hospital, South Bend.  He had been ill for a year.

He was born April 29, 1896 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to William and Violet ROWE BRADLEY and had lived in the Rochester area since 1941.  He was married July 17, 1916 in Kentucky to Alva WRIGHT, who died May 24, 1973.  Mr. Bradley was a retired farmer and a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ, Richland township.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Zola) SMITH, Butler, Ind.; Mrs. Dorothy KRISHER, Rochester, and Mrs. Merlene DAWSON, Logansport; four sons, Witten, Harold, Luther and the Rev. Henry [BRADLEY], all of Rochester; twenty-three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Green BRADLEY, Liberty Mills, Ind., and John [BRADLEY], Rochester.  A daughter, a son, two great-grandchildren, four sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grandview Pentecostal church, with the Rev. Aaron STANLEY officiatng.  Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, 10 miles northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 2-9 p.m. Friday, and after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Thursday, March 22, 1979

 

Charles R. Hulse

Charles R. HULSE, 70, Argos, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Highlands Memorial hospital, Sebring, Fla., following a six-month illness.

He was born March 28, 1908 in Oblong, Ill., to Charles and Ida HALL HULSE.  He had lived in Argos since 1973, moving from Portage.  He was married July 2, 1927 in Crown Point to Della BEDDOME, who survives.  Mr. Hulse retired in 1965 from the American Bridge Division of U.S. Steel.  He was a member of the Portage Masonic lodge and the Portage Community church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Harvey [HULSE], Argos; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Blanche JENKINS, Sebring, Fla., and a brother, Clarence [HULSE], Pocahontas, Ark.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Argos Congregational church with the Rev. Steve FELDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

James L. Henderson

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. today at the First Presbyterian church in Hartsville, S.C., for James L. HENDERSON, Sr., 58, John’s Island, S.C., former manager of the Sonoco Products company plant in Akron.  Burial was in the Magnolia cemetery at Hartsville.

Mr. Henderson died unexpectedly of a heart attack late Tuesday afternoon in Hartsville.

 

Friday, March 23, 1979

 

Lanta Davison

Mrs. Lanta DAVISON, 91, Denver, died at 12:14 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home at Peru.

She was born Dec. 28, 1884 near Monroe, Ind., to Jacob and Emeline SANFT WOLF.  Her first marriage was to Clarence BRANDT on March 24, 1909.  He died July 28, 1920.  Her second marriage was to Elmer DAVISON on July 20, 1922.  He died on Nov. 16, 1954.  She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran church, Peru.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Irene E. BENEDICT, Denver; two sons, Waldo BRANDT, Wabash, and Paul BRANDT, Indianapolis; two step-sons, Elihu DAVISON, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Lewis DAVISON, Fort Wayne; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Stephen CARTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, March 24, 1979

 

[no obits]
Monday, March 26, 1979

 

Evelyn Saylors

Mrs. Evelyn SAYLORS, 64, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 4 p.m. Saturday at her residence.

She was born March 20, 1915 at Flora to James and Rena PULLEN KINTRY.  She was married March 20, 1934 in Monticello to Forrest SAYLORS, who survives.  She ws a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist church.

Surviving with the husband are the step-mother, Mrs. Eva KINTRY; three daughters, Mrs. Sandra LINES, Fort Lauderdale,Fla.; Mrs. Shirley REASON, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Mrs. Vickey VETRO, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Darlene SCHRECKENGHAUST, Logansport, and Mrs. Donnabelle CHAMBERLAIN, Frankfort; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Nolan G. Lewis

Nolan Glen LEWIS, 77, Spokane, Wash., died Friday in Spokane following a four-year illness.

He was born Jan. 27, 1902 in Marshtown to Charles and Lucinda LEWIS.  He had been a minister, engineer and woodworker.

Surviving are three sons, Nolan [LEWIS], Portland, Ore.; Leonard [LEWIS], Peru, and Paul [LEWIS], Rocester; three daughers, Mrs. George HARPER, Rochester; Mrs. Gary WILLIAMS, Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Randall DINWIDDIE, Stehekan,Wash.; thirteen grandchildren, and thirty-one great-grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

Services were in Spokane Friday and cremation followed.

 

Tuesday, March 27, 1979

 

Nolan G. Lewis

In Monday’s obituary of Nolan LEWIS, 77, Spokane,Wash., the name of a surviving daughter was not included.  She is Leslie NOLAN [LEWIS] of Galveston, Texas.

Services for Mr. Lewis were conducted Friday in Spokane, and cremation followed.

 

Wayne Bernard

Wayne BERNARD, 67, North Olmsted, O., died Thursday in Ohio.  He was a former Rochester resident.

Surviving are the wife, Ruth [BERNARD]; two sons, DeWayne and Dennis [BERNARD], both in Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha PHIEL, North Royalton, O., and Andra BRYANT, Rochester, and three grandchildren.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services were Sunday in Ohio and burial was Monday in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.
Mae Miller

Mrs. Mae MILLER, 68, Akron, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Mrs. Miller was born May 13, 1910, in Hebron, England to Charles E. and Dorothy MORRIS FULTON.  She had lived in Akron 45 years.  She was married in 1934 to Dr. V. C. MILLER, who died in 1975.  She was a registered nurse and worked in her husband’s office.  She was a member of the Akron Eastern Star, was a mother advisor in the Akron Rainbow for 16 years, past president of the Matrons and Patrons of the Akron O.E.S. and a member of the Akron United Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Charles MILLER, Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Mitchell (Dorothy) LEAVELL, Jackson, Miss.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clair (Marjorie) GARDNER, Muncie, and Mrs. Harry (Rachel) GARNIER, Palm Harbor, Fla., and a brother, Robert FULTON, Orville, Cal.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Garth IREY officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Maude Comport

Mrs. Maude COMPORT, 76, Four-Seasons mobile home court, Rochester, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday at the Wabash county hospital.

She was born Dec. 25, 1902 in North Dakota to Harlan and Eldora BERGER BUTLER.  She had lived in Rochester for seven years, coming from Akron.  She was married to Henry COMPORT, who prceded in death.  Mrs. Comport was a member of the Oliver Branch Church of God near Gilead.

Surviving are three sistrs, Mrs. Mary McKENZIE, Akron; Mrs. Hazel SHAW, Fort Myers, Fla., and Mrs. Alta BURT, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Olive Branch Church of God with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 7 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, March 28, 1979

 

John Tyler

John “Jack” TYLER, 51, a former Argos resident, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Portland, Ore., following a three-year illness.

He was born Dec. 1, 1927 n Argos to William and Esther NEFF TYLER.  He was retired from the Conroch corpration in California and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are an uncle, Henry NEFF, and an aunt, Mabel NEFF, both of South Bend.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday.
Evadean Ault

Mrs. Evadean AULT, 66, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester nursing home.  She had been in failing health since last October.

She was born July 31, 1912 in Marshall county to Charles and Roxey HORN RIDINGER and had lived most of her life in Rochester.  She was married April 26, 1931 in Fulton to Guy AULT, who survives.  She and her husband owned and operated the Ault grocery and the Point restaurant.  Mrs. Ault was a member of the Rochester Nazarene church.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Larry [AULT], Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Gladys) THOMAS and Mrs. Harold (Hilda) McGOWEN, both of Rochester; Mrs. Alford (Annabelle) UTTER, Wabash, and Mrs. Harlan COWAN, Colorado Springs, Col.; and two brothers, Boyd and Wayne RIDINGER, both of Rochester.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris KENT officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to time of service Friday.

 

Ila E. Jones

Ila E. JONES, 91, Argos, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

She was born Jan. 1, 1888 in Argos to Wesley and Rosette PRICE IRWIN and had lived most of her life in Argos.  She was married Dec. 23, 1909 in Argos to Arley JONES, who died in 1970.  Mrs. Jones was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) ADAMS, and Mrs. Gabriel (Rosalyn) MORRELL, both of Argos; a son, Ancil [JONES], Mooresville; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Crystal FISHBURN, Argos, and a brother, Francis IRWIN, Argos.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Steve FELDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Thursday, March 29, 1979

 

Cora Myers

Mrs. Cora MYERS, 94, formerly of R.R. 1, Argos, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Pilgrim nursing home, Plymouth.

She was born June 3, 1884 in Argos to Valentine and Rebecca JOHNSON and had lived most of her life in the Argos area.  She was married Nov. 25, 1900 in Mishawaka to Sylvester MYERS, who died in 1958.  Mrs. Myers was a member of the former Gilead United Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eva HUTCHISON, Argos a foster-son, Buddy CARPENTER, South Bend; five grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Cleo JOHNSON, Mishawaka.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery, Mishawaka.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
John Wall, Sr.,

Robin Musselman,

David Scott Musselman, Jr.,

Nancy Shanks, and

Thomas J. Shanks, Jr.

Logansport, Ind. (AP) - A young moving company workman who had been suspended for three days was held today in the shooting deaths of five members of his family near this northern Indiana community, police said.

The man, identified as John WALL, Jr., 22, R.R. 5, Logansport, was arrested Wednesday night in a YMCA parking lot, where he reportedly was looking for his boss, said patrolman Paul RUSSELL.

No charges were filed immediately and Wall was being held in the neihboring Howard county jail.  The Cass county facility is being remodeled.

The victims, found at two locations Wednesday night, were identified as Wall’s father, John WALL, 54; his sister, Robin MUSSELMAN, 18; her son David Scott MUSSELMAN, Jr., 2; another sister, Nancy SHANKS, 21, and her husband, Thomas J. SHANKS, Jr., 25.

Both Wall and his father worked for Beck’s Transfer, Inc., a moving company here.  The father was a dispatcher in charge of making assignments, and young Wall was a household goods handler on a small truck, company owner Ronald BECK said.

Beck said he ad the elder Wall decided after young Wall failed to show up for work Tuesday to suspend him for theee days, Wednesday through Friday.

“He (young Wall) was a little spotty,” Beck said.  “We had some difficulties with his reliability.  We had had difficulties with him for the last two or three months.  He was not taking orders or carrying out his assignments.”

Beck said the elder Wall informed his son of the suspension.  “I believe it was at home, but I’m not sure when he was told,” Beck said.

Investigators theorized that the Shankses were shot first.  They were discovered at the house trailer they shared with young Wall near Logansport, police said.

The other victims were found by state police and Cass County sheriff’s deputies at the elder Wall’s frame house in the hamlet of Hoovers, four miles away from the trailer.

State Police Sgt. Fred BIGGS said all the victims died of multiple gunshot wounds.

 

Friday, March 30, 1979

 

Judith L. Sadler

Mrs. Judith L. SADLER, 37, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Indiana university hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born Sept. 3, 1941 in Hammond to Stephen and LaVerne LANDES SOBAK, who survive.  She was married Oct. 3, 1959 in Crown Point to Richard SADLER, who survives.  She was a cafeteria worker at Caston school, a member of the Wayne Township Home Economics club and an assistant 4-H leader of the Wayne township girls 4-H club.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Michael [SADLER], and two daughters, Tammy and Laurie Ann [SADLER], all at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen SOBAK, Plymouth, and a sister, Mrs. Linda Lou CLARK, San Diego, Cal.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. William UTLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Society.


 

Saturday, March 31, 1979

 

John Wall, Sr.,

Robin Musselman,

David Scott Musselman, Jr.,

Nancy Shanks, and

Thomas J. Shanks, Jr.

Combined funeral services for the five persons murdered near Logansport Wednesday will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fisher funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Ray W. HALTERMAN officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel cemetery, Twelve Mile.

Thomas John SHANKS, 24, R.R. 5, Logansport, one of the victims, was born Oct. 12, 1954 in Loganspot to Thomas John and Olive LUNSFORD SHANKS, Sr., who live in Rochester.  He was an employee of the D and M Floor Covering company, Lucerne.

Also surviving are three sisters, Miss Kathy SHANKS and Miss Laurie SHANKS, all of Rochester; a brother, Randy SHANKS, Rochester, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray LUNSFORD, Logansport.

Mr. Shanks married Nancy WALL Oct. 1, 1978 in Logansport.  She was killed also.

Mrs. Shanks, 21, was born to John R. and Jean NORTON WALL, Sr., March 24, 1958 in Maryland.  Her mother survives, along with 11 brothers and sisters.  Mrs. Shanks was employed by Switches, Ind., Logansport.

Friends may call at the Fisher funeral home, Logansport, after 2 p.m. Saturday.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Saturday.

 

Monday, April 2, 1979

 

Adam Rentschler

Adam RENTSCHLER, 61, R.R. 6, Fulton, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at his residence following a three-month illness.

He was born Oct. 10, 1917 in Fulton to Henry and Ollie May GRAY RENTSCHLER and had lived most of his life in Fulton.  He was married Feb. 3, 1945 in Fulton to Kathrine Grace VanDUYNE, who survives.  Mr. Rentschler was a farmer and a member of the Fulton Masonic lodge, the South Bend Scottish Rite, the Fort Wayne Shrine temple and the Rochester Eagles and Moose lodges.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Donna) VanMETER, Kewanna; two sons, William and Hank [RENTSCHLER], both of R.R. 6, Rochester; four grandchildren, Scott and Kathy RENTSCHLER and Julie and Carrie VanMETER, and two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) GRAF, Remington, and Mrs. Richard (Vonda) BAKER, R.R. 1, Rochester.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Lincoln G. LEHUE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call after      3 p.m. today.  A Masonic service will be held tonight at 7:30 o’clock in the funeral home.

 

Paul Mikesell

Paul L. MIKESELL, 45, Macy, died at the Veteran’s Administration hospital in Indianapolis Sunday afternoon.  He had been ill three years.

Mr. Mikesell was born Sept. 8, 1933, in Fulton county to Harold R. and Frances M. LEMMON MIKESELL.  He had lived in Fulton county his entire life.  He was married March 1, 1967 in West Branch, Mich., to Joyce ADAMS, who survives.  He was a carpenter and farmer and


attended the Mexico Baptist church; he served in the Korean war.

Surviving with the wife ar three sons, Paul E. [MIKESELL], Jr., Bloomington; Brian Paul [MIKESELL], at home, and Greg [MIKESELL], Logansport; four daughters, Jo Ellen [MIKESELL], at home; Mrs. Robert (Linda) ABRAMS, Midland, Mich.; Mrs. Joseph (Latona) ANGLE, Logansport, and Mrs. Don (Marie) THEYER, Auburn, Mich; two brothers, Harold E. [MIKESELL], R.R. 4, Rochester, and William R. [MIKESELL], Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. P. W. (Marjorie) TERPSTRA, Sr., R.R. 6, Rochester, and three grandchildre.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. James L. LUND officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of service on Wednesday.

 

Gottlieb Ruede

Gottlieb RUEDE, 77, 428 East 14th street, died at 5:40 a.m. Sunday at his residence following a one-year illness.

He was born July 13, 1901 in Odessa, Russia to Daniel and Maria GAUB RUEDE.  He had lived in Rochester since 1942, coming here from South Dakota.  He was married Nov. 18, 1921 in McInock, S.D., to Dora KLAUDT, who survives.  Mr. Ruede was a retired carpenter and a former employee of the Fansler Lumber company, Rochester, and the Pike Lumber company, Akron.  He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran church, Rochester, and had served as chairman of the Lutheran Layman’s League and was active in other church activities.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Nolan (Alice) LEWIS, Hillsboro, Ore.; Mrs. Olivia FLOYD, Rochester, and Mrs. Arthur (Betty) LANGE, Rochester; two sons, Junior and Raymond [RUEDE], both of Columbus, O.; twelve grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren.  A brother and a great-grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran church with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, and at the church after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Walter Bryan

Walter BRYAN, 85, Medway, O., died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Grandview hospital, Dayton, O., foillowing a lengthy illness.

He was born July 13, 1893 in Argos to Frank and Emma DRAKE BRYAN.  His wife, Almeda [BRYAN], died in June, 1978.  Mr. Bryan was a retired civil servant, having worked at Wright Patterson Air Force base, Dayton.

Surviving are a son, Kennedy [BRYAN], Firborn, O.; three grandchildre, and a brother, Francis [BRYAN], South Bend.  Four brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Trostel-Chapman funeral home, Larlisle, O.  Graveside rites will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today.
Tuesday, April 3, 1979

 

Marion M. Murden

Marion M. MURDEN, 82, Fulton, died at 11:40 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital following a one-year illness.

He was born March 5, 1897 in Miami county to Joseph and Mirttie WOODHOUSE MURDEN.  He had lived in Fulton for 30 years, moving from Michigan City.  Mr. Murden was married Feb. 21, 1917 in Logansport to Erma STANLEY, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. George (Lois) HATHEWAY, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Lincoln (Alta) STRUDER, Michigan City a sister, Mrs. Chauncie (Mabel) COOK, Twelve Mile; seven grandchildre and sixteen great-grandchildren.  Two sons, a daughter and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. John LAUTHAIN officiating, assisted by the Rev. George HAPNER.  Burial will be in the Spring Creek cemetery, southwest of Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday until time of service.

 

Fielder Rieck

Fielder RIECK, 71, Monterey, died at 6:55 p.m. Monday at his residence following an extended illness.  Arrangements are pending at the Bonine funeral home, Culver.

 

Wednesday, April 4, 1979

 

Fielder Rieck

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Anne’s Catholic church, Monterey, for Fielder RIECK, 71, Monterey, who died Monday at his residence.  Church pastor John MANNION will officiate and burial will be in the St. Anne’s cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock tonight.

He was born Jan. 24, 1908 in Chicago to Henry and Mary CRONIN RIECK.  He had lived in Monterey since 1970, moving from Chicago.  He was a retired salesman and a veteran of World War II.  Mr. Rieck was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic church.

Surviving are the wife, Jeanne [RIECK]; a step-daughter, Mrs. Betty NAQUETTE, Chicago; a step-son, James BALLINGER, Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, Cyrus and Russell [RIECK], both of Monterey, and Roy [RIECK], Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Celia BYRNES, Monterey, and six step-children.

 

Thursday, April 5, 1979

 

[no obits]
Friday, April 6, 1979

 

Eva P. Eshelman

Mrs. Eva P. ESHELMAN, 71, Akron, died at 8:18 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.

She was born Nov. 7, 1907 in Akron to Walter and Mary FLENER RAGER.  She resided in Akron all her life.  Her first marriage was to Carl MORRET in 1923.  Her second marriage was to Dever ESHELMAN in 1934; he died Jan. 4, 1956.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Lou SMITH, Akron, and three brothers, Eldon RAGER, Silver Lake, and Kendal and Verl RAGER, both of Akron.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

 

Saturday, April 7, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, April 9, 1979

 

Rose E. Mikesell

Mrs. Rose E. MIKESELL, 79, 421 Ohio Street, died at 8:10 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital following a two-year illness.

She was born April 11, 1899 in Marshall county to Valoris and Myrtle SMITH FISHER and had lived most of her life in Rochester.  She was married Sept. 15, 1917 to Lester MIKESELL, who died Aug. 30, 1965.  Ms. Mikesell attended the First Church of God, Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Donnabell) McGLOTHIN, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. George (Ann) RICHARDSON and Mrs. Allee HUTCHINSON, both of Bourbon; a half-sister, Mrs. Irene BOGENWRIGHT, and a brother, Mr. Charles FISHER, both of Mentone; four grandchildren, Sondra GELLER, Dennis and Richard McGLOTHIN, all of Rochester, and Larry MIKESELL, Cookville, Tenn; ten great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. A son, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call between 2:30 and 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to time of service Tuesday.

 

Nellie Myers

Mrs. Nellie MYERS, 87, Gilead, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Canterbury Manor nursing home, where she had resided for some time.

She was born June 1, 1891 in Silver Lake to Silas and Emma ADAMS YOCUM.  She was married in 1911 to Harry MYERS, who died in 1963.  Mr. and Mrs. Myers had owned a small grocery store in Gilead.  She was baptized in the First Christian church of Warsaw.

Surviving are a son, Ivo [MYERS], address unknown; two granddaughters, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy HENDERSON, Warsaw.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Paul SUTHERLAND officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 o’clock tonight.
Mary L. Blue

Mrs. Mary Lena BLUE, 80, Mentone, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Warsaw.  She had been in ill health for several years.

She was born Feb. 23, 1899 near Talma to Delbert and Maude BATZ BUSENBURG.  She was married April 25, 1917 to Peter BLUE, who resides at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home.  She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church.

Also surviving are two sons, Donald [BLUE], Redding, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Jeanette) BAKER, Bourbon; Mrs. Jack (Phyllis) SLABAUGH, Warsaw, and Mrs. Dean (Jeannine) NELLANS, Jr., Mentone; two brothers, Ernest BUSENBURG, Elkhart, and Everett BUSENBURG, R.R. 1, Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Opal) KUNCE, Elkhart, and Mrs. Lois PERKINS, Mentone; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren.  A son, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist church of Mentone with the Rev. Norman E. McVEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the King memorial home in Mentone and on Tuesday for one hour before services.

 

Mildred A. Davis

Services for Mrs. Mildred Annette DAVIS, 61, 104 East 12th street, were at 1:30 p.m. today at the Foster & Good funeral home.  The Rev. Norris KING officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Leiters Ford.

Mrs. Davis died Saturday morning in Woodlawn hospital.  She was born July 31, 1917 in Attica to Fred and Mavour CAMPBELL and had lived most of her life in the Leiters Ford area.  She was married July 14, 1937 in Williamsport, Ind., to Cecil DAVIS, who died June 21, 1977.  Mrs. Davis was a member of the Mount Hope United Methodist church and the Fulton county REACT.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Rebecca) BRIGHT, Syracuse; Mrs. Paul (Betty Jane) WIDMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Joe (Patti Lynn) SEE, Deedsville; two sons, William [DAVIS], Rochester, and Richard [DAVIS], Leiters Ford; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth PREEB, Elclar, Mich.; Mrs. Pete (Mary Ann) PETERSON, Alberta, Minn.; Mrs. Barbara ENDREFF, Elkhart, and Mrs. Kenneth (Jane) BUCKLES, Muskegon, Mich.; four brothers, Kenneth CAMPBELL, Argos, James CAMPBELL, Argos, Mike CAMPBELL, Buchanan, Mich., and Thomas CAMPBELL, South Bend, and twelve grandchildren.  A son, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

 

Savannah M. Nelson

Mrs. Savannah M. NELSON, 86, R.R. 4, Rochester, (Aubbeenaubbee township), died at 9 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth aftera brief illness.

She was born April 14, 1892 in Mississippi to Ruben and Victoria ROEBUCK BARRETT and lived in Aubbeenaubbee township for 13 years, moving from Chicago.  Her husband, Lonnie NELSON, preceded in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie HOOKS, with whom Mrs. Nelson resided; a son, Charles HUDSON, Chicago; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie DACUS, Chicago, and Mrs. Arneva EDWARDS, R.R. 4, Rochester, and a brother, Rudolph BARRETT, Chicago.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Morning Star Baptist church, Chicago, with the Rev. Luke MINGO officiating.  Burial will follow in the Lincoln cemetery, Chicago.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, from 7-8 o’clock tonight.


 

Tuesday, April 10, 1979

 

Mike Lough

Mike LOUGH, 63, Logansport, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Logansport Memorial hospital.

He was born may 12, 1915 in Kentucky to Clyde and Ethel BUNN LOUGH and was employed by the Pennsylvania railroad.  He also was a mechanic.  He was a member of the Moose lodge and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Karen LANDGRAF, San Jose, Cal., and Mrs. Robyn SMITH, Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Clara BARR, Logansport, and four grandchildren.  A brother, [Gresham] LOUGH, died in 1978.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Marocco funeral chapel, Logansport, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the St. John’s cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call at the chapel until the time of services Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, April 11, 1979

 

Vance E. Hoffman

Vance E. HOFFMAN, 83, an Akron resident during his youth, died Monday evening in Fort Myers, Fla., of a possible heart attack.

He was born March 31, 1896 in Akron to Joseph and Emma EBER HOFFMAN.  He had resided at Fort Myers in the winter and near Corning, N.Y., in the summer.  He was a retired patent attorney for Corning Glass company.  He was married Oct. 8, 1921 to Ruth E. JOHNSTON, who survives.  He was a member of the United Methodist church and served overseas with the U.S. Army during World War I.

Also surviving are a son, Vance [HOFFMAN], Jr., San Francisco; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Betty) VIZZINI, Detroit, and Mrs. Millard (Georgia) KNOWLES, Akron, O.; a brother, Chalmer [HOFFMAN], Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby DAWSON, Akron, and Mrs. Nina LOWDEN, Schererville; fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

 

Rita J. Reed

Miss Rita J. REED, 32, Muncie, ws found dead April 1 near Sedonna, Ariz.  She was traveling to California.

She was born June 13, 1946 in Huntington to Virgil and Ruby HAMM REED, who reside in Huntington.  Mr. Reed is a former Rochester resident.  Miss Reed was a 1970 graduate of Anderson college and was a member of the East State Street Church of God in Huntington.

Surviving with the parents are three brothers, Larry [REED], Huntington; Lyle [REED], Hope, Ind., and James [REED], Fort Wayne, and two sisters, Mrs. DeEtta HINTHORN, Huntington, and Mrs. Joyce RITTER, Rantoul, Ill.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the East State Street Church of God with the Rev. Lewis THOMAS officiating.  Burial will be in the Garden of Memories cemetery near Marion.  Friends may call at the Deal and Robbins funeral home, Huntington, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Leslie Brining

The burial of Leslie (MOORE) BRINING, Toronto, Canada, will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery this weekend.  A graveside memorial service for the family will be held.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. MOORE, Charleston, Ill.; a sister, Laura MOORE, Rochester, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark WAKEFIELD, Bloomington and Rochester.  The paternal grandparents preceded in death.

 

Thursday, April 12, 1979

 

Vance E. Hoffman

Services for Vance E. HOFFMAN, 83, a former Akron resident, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.  The Rev. Garth IREY will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Mr. Hoffman died Monday evening in Fort Myers, Fla.

 

Friday, April 13, 1979

 

Hazel Cessna

Mrs. Hazel CESSNA, 85, formerly of 1417 Madison street, died at 8 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home following a seven-year illness.

She was born May 20, 1893 in Fulton county to Frank and Julia CATES RUSH and had lived most of her life in this area.  She was married Dec. 25, 1912 in Rochester to John L. CESSNA, who died Feb. 17, 1974.  Mrs. Cessna had been a school teacher, was a graduate of Rochester college, a member of the Burton United Methodist church and a charter member of the Reiter Community club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Devereux) [KELLEY], Rochester; a son, Eldon [CESSNA], Rochester; two grandchildren, Mrs. Carol CARTER, Nashville, Tenn., and David CESSNA, Fort Collins, Col., and seven great-grandchildren.  A grandson, three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry SHOEMAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until time of service.

 

Fern J. Biggs

Mrs. Fern J. BIGGS, 72, Macy, died at 7:25 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.

She was born Dec. 5, 1906 in White county to Preston and Fanny HIDE PATCHETT and had lived most of her life in Fulton and Miami counties.  She was married July 27, 1929 in Monon to Dee BIGGS, who died Feb. 8, 1974.  Mrs. Biggs was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Devon [BIGGS], Deedsville; three grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Blanche WEINAND, Florida; Miss Jewell PATCHETT, and Mrs. Lillian JINET, both of New Have, Conn.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James O’DELL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until time of service.
Jonis M. Shidaker

[Jonas] M. SHIDAKER, 93, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 2:53 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.

Mr. Shidaker was born March 16, 1886 in Marshall county to Milton and Ellen CAROTHERS SHIDAKER.  He married [Mae] LUNSFORD March 14, 1908 in Aubbeenaubbee township; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Zion M.P. church.

Surviving with the wife ar two sons, Harry [SHIDAKER], Bremen, and Lester [SHIDAKER], Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys LEAP, R.R. 4, Rochester; three brothers, Rufus and Russell [SHIDAKER], Rochester, and Joseph [SHIDAKER], Brook, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie YOUNG, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Ola MOLTER, Goodland, Ind., and Mrs. Bertha BITTERLING, Rochester; six grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  A daughter, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Dan HUHN officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, April 14, 1979

 

Samuel D. Secor

Samuel D. SECOR, Burket, died at 1:50 a.m. today at his residence.

He was born Oct. 10, 1896 in Fulton county to John and Margaret WARREN SECOR and had lived most of his life in the Burket area.  He was married Sept. 11, 1915 to Treva TUCKER, who died in 1975.  Mr. secor was retired from the Nickel Plate railroad and was a member of the Burket United Methodist church and the Burket volunteer fire department.

Surviving are five sons, Glenwood [SECOR], Warsaw; Melvin [SECOR], Pierceton; Charles [SECOR], Waynesboro, Pa.; David [SECOR], Cascade, Md., and Gordon [SECOR], Leesburg; five daughters, Mrs. Margaret BABCOCK, Burket; Mrs. Maxine YOUNG, Etna Green; Mrs. Norma Jean COPELAND, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Doris COX, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Jacie BENDER, Goshen; thirty grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren.  A son and a daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Burket United Methodist church with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call at the King Memorial home, Mentone, after 2 p.m. Monday and at the church prior to service.
Monday, April 16, 1979

 

Lola F. Collins

Lola F. COLLINS, 84, Tucson, Ariz., died Friday at 2:25 p.m. in the Posada Del Sol nursing home, Tucson.  She was born Sept. 2, 1894 in Macy to Albert and Ollie KINGERY SMITH and had lived most of her life in the Macy area except for the last seven years in Tucson.  She was married Nov. 1, 1913 in Macy to Charles COLLINS, who died in 1937.  Mrs. Collins was a member of the First Christian church, Macy.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Helen) McGINNIS, Tucson, and Mrs. Doyne (Mary) BARKER, Benson, Ariz; a son, Russell [COLLINS], of Benson; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah CHAPIN, Rochester, and Mrs. Orville CUMBERLAND, Hernando, Fla., and a brother, Harold SMITH, also of Hernando.  Five sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today and on Tuesday until hour of service.

 

Mary Lou Keim

Mrs. Mary Lou KEIM, 66, Rochester, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, of an apparent heart attack.  She was born April 5, 1912 in Hattiesburg, Miss.  She had lived in this area for four years, coming from California.  She was married Feb. 15, 1975 in Macon, Ga., to Walter KEIM, who survives.  Mrs. Keim was a retired school teacher and a member of the First Presbyterian church, Rochester.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Dr. G. Richard JONES, Macon, Ga., and Frederic JONES, South Weymouth, Mass.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Robert BEALL, Lafayette; Mrs. Gerrold HERMANN, Rochester, and Mrs. Myron FOOR, Covington; five grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth COOPER, Jackson, Miss., and a brother, Robert DUNN, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Services will be at 3 p.m.Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and until time of service Tuesday.

 

Dorothy L. Randall

Mrs. Dorothy L. RANDALL, 60, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne, following a six-month illness.

She was born June 20, 1918 in Eads, Colo., to James and Dora STALDINE BUCK.  She had lived in this area since 1955, coming from Tenstrike, Minn.  She was married Jan. 10, 1946 in Aurora, Colo., to Garold D. RANDALL, who survives.  Mrs. Randall was a nurse’s aide at Woodlawn hospital and a member of the Rochester Seventh Day Adventist church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Miss Marsha RANDALL, Denver, Colo., and Miss Cheryl RANDALL, at home; two sons, Lenton [RANDALL], North Manchester, and Kevin [RANDALL], at home; a grandson, Craig [RANDALL], North Machester; a sister, Mrs. Carl (Dorene) DOCKERY, Lamar, Mo., and four brothers, Floyd BUCK, Lamar, Mo.; Marion BUCK, Kitt Carson, Colo.; Leland BUCK, Okanogee, Okla., and Neal BUCK, McEwing, Tenn.  A sister and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with Pastor David FISH officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and until time of service Wednesday.


 

Tuesday, April 17, 1979

 

Ruth Callahan

Mrs. Ruth CALLAHAN, 87, Winamac, died at 2:05 p.m. Monday in the Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac.

She was born Jan. 21, 1892 in Armstrong, Ill., to Charles and Mary Jane McKINNEY ANDERSON.  She had lived in Winamac since 1947, moving from Rochester.  She was married Jan. 25, 1916 in Pulaski to John CALLAHAN, who preceded in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lamoin (Mary) MONTEL, North Manchester; Miss Frances CALLAHAN, Winamac, and Mrs. Maurice (Berdene) AZBELL, Rochester; four sons, Charles and Harvey [CALLAHAN], both of North Manchester, and Russell and John [CALLAHAN], both of Winamac; fourteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, James ANDERSON, Monticello.  A daughter, a son, five sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Servia in Wabash county.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and on Wednesday until hour of service.

 

Wednesday, April 18, 1979

 

Robert D. Thomas

Robert D. THOMAS, 75, Grass Creek, died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.

He was born June 4, 1903 in the Victor Chapel community near Grass Creek to Melvin and Minnie MURRAY THOMAS.  He was married to Irene LONG on June 9, 1928 in Grass Creek.  She survives.

Mr. Thomas was a hardware and implement dealer in Grass Creek and graduated from Purdue university in 1925.  He was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church and the Wayne township fire department, of which he was a former chief.  He also was a member of the President’s club of Indiana Central university, the Fellows club of Indianapolis and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Yvonne THOMAS, Indianapolis; two sons, Eugene [THOMAS], Grass Creek, and Loren [THOMAS], Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, and two sisters, Lela THRUSH, Rochester, and Alice DELANEY, Fort Wayne.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grass Creek United Methodist church with the Rev. Chris MADISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, after 1:30 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior to services at the church Friday.  Memorials may be sent to Indiana Central university or the special care unit at Woodlawn hospital.

 

Lura Feltis

Mrs. Lura FELTIS, Culver, died at 5:50 a.m. today in St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette, following an extended illness.

Arrangements are pending at the Bonine funeral home, Culver.
Thursday, April 19, 1979

 

Lura Feltis

 Services for Lura FELTIS, 55, Culver, will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver.  The Rev. Alva WARD will officiate and burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Garden cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Memorials may be sent to the Fulton County Cancer Society.

Mrs. Feltis died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette, after an extended illness.  She was born Sept. 16, 1923 in Pulaski county to Floyd and Letha STEWART KISTLER and had lived in Aubbeenaubbee township since 1942, moving from Pulaski county.  She was married Oct. 4, 1942 in Winamac to Douglas FELTIS, who survives.  Mrs. Feltis was a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Connie C. CARPENTER, North Manchester; a son, Gary [FELTIS], at home; two grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Esther HAYES, Terre Haute; Mrs. Grace STRAW, syracuse; Mrs. Helen BROWN, LaCrosse; Mrs. Doris BAGGERLEY, Loyal, Wis., and Mrs. Jane GRICE, Marion, and two brothers, Kenneth KISTLER, Terre Haute, and Dean KISTLER, Lowell.

 

Norman Teel

Norman TEEL, 80, 509 Madison street, died at 3:53 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital following an 18-month illness.

He was born Nov. 10, 1898 in Kosciusko county to Alfred and Lugardia TEEL and had lived most of his life in Fulton and Kosciusko counties.  He was married Sept. 3, 1918 in Mentone to Mary Edna ENTSMINGER, who died in 1973.  Mr. Teel was an auctioneer, farmer and carpenter.  He was a member of the Rochester Trinity United Methodist church and the Indiana Auctioneers association.

Surviving are two sons, Stanley and Robert [TEEL], both of Rochester; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Lloyd [TEEL], Fort Wayne.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiatng.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and until hour of service Saturday.

 

Oren G. Weller

Oren G. WELLER, 71, formerly of Rochester township, died at 1130 a.m. Wednesday at the Rochester nusing home, where he had resided for the past three years.

He was born April 3, 1908 in Twelve Mile to Charles and Louie TRACY WELLER.  He had lived in the Rochester community for 16 years, coming here from Miami county.  Mr. Weller was a farmer.

There are no survivors.  A brother and sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call Friday from 9 a.m. until hour of service.
Friday, April 20, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, April 21, 1979

 

Mabel E. Bick

Mabel Elizabeth BICK, 90, formerly of 617 Jefferson street, died at Canterbury Manor nursing home at 8 a.m. today.  She had resided at Canterbury Manor the last theee years.  Death was unexpected.

She was born Aug. 14, 1888 in Logansport to Isaac and Eliza CONWAY MYERS and had resided most of her life in the Rochester area.  She was married Nov. 24, 1906 in Rochester to Clyde Andrew BICK, who died Jan. 23, 1977.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs.Fred (Lola) EISENMAN, Rhinelander, Wis.; Mrs. Joe (Bernice) GEDEON, Warrensburg, N.Y., and Mrs. Kenneth (Aveda) ROOKSTOOL, R.R. 3, Rochester; three sons, Luroy W. [BICK] and Andrew “Jack” [BICK], both of Rochester, and Clyde [BICK], Jr., R.R. 3, Plymouth; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.  A son, three grandchildren and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Maurice HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call from       2 to 9 p.m. Monday and on Tuesday until time of service.

 

Francis J. Burke

Francis J. BURKE, 84, 915 Jackson boulevard, died at 2 p.m. Friday in Canterbury Manor nursing home where he had been a patient for one month.  He had been in failing health the last three months.

Mr. Burke was born July 17, 1894, in Chicago to James V. and Katharine MILLER BURKE.  He had lived here 12 years, moving from Bourbon.  He was married Oct. 12, 1922 in Chicago to Elanor SAWALISH, who survives.  He was a salesman for the Brach candy company and retired 12 years ago from the Eby cookie company.  He was an Army veteran of World War I and a member of the Bourbon American Legion and the I.O.O.F. lodge at Tippecanoe.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Nanette) EIZINGER, Rochester, and two grandsons, Timothy [EIZINGER], Rochester, and Brad [EIZINGER], Vincennes.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery near Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Monday, April 23, 1979

 

Carrie Fulwider

Mrs. Carrie FULWIDER, 89, formerly of Rochester, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the Wesley Manor Methodist home at Frankfort.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Gladys N. Brugh

Mrs. Gladys N. BRUGH, 83, Leiters Ford, died at 9:20 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth, following a nine-month illness.

She was born April 11, 1896 in Leiters Ford to Isaac and Laura MYERS COOK and had lived all of her life in the Leiters Ford area.  She was married to Fred BRUGH, who died in 1969.  Mrs. Brugh was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Eugene [BRUGH], Leiters Ford; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ortha CRABB, Plymouth, and Mrs. Tot STRANG, Culver.  A son, two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Private services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Alva WARD officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Leiters Ford.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, April 24, 1979

 

Carrie Fulwider

Services for Mrs. Carrie FULWIDER, 89, formerly of Rocheter, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetry.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and on Wednesday until hour of service.

Mrs. Fulwider died Sunday in the Wesley Manor Methodist home, Frankfort.

She was born March 15, 1890 in Rochester to Wesley and Maude WALTERS.  Her first marriage was to Jessie DICKEY.  Her second marriage was to Ivan FULWIDER on Jan. 15, 1937; he died in 1973.  Mrs. Fulwider was a member of the Rochester Grace United Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur DICKEY, South Bend, and Donald DICKEY, Granger; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, the Rev. Clyde WALTERS, Grace Village, Winona Lake.  a sister and a brother preceded in death.

 

George Clark

George CLARK, 78, Mentone, died Monday at 10:35 a.m. in Kosciusko Community hospital at Warsaw.  He had been in ill health for several years.

He was born March 25, 1901 in Mentone to William and Broda CREAMER CLARK and had resided all his life in the Mentone area.  He was married April 22, 1935 to Geraldine NEWBY, who survives.

He was owner and operator of Clark’s store in Mentone, which was sold in 1947.  He retired from the Arnolt corporation in Warsaw in 1967.  He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church, was a 50-year member of the Mentone Masonic lodge and was a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity at Indiana university.

Also surviving are two sons, William W. [CLARK], Harlan, Ind., and Richard P. [CLARK], New Haven; a sister, Mrs. Frances CARTER, Mentone, and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Kosciusko County Heart Fund.
Goldie Johnson

Mrs. Goldie JOHNSON, 72, 240 Erie street, died at 7:38 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.

She was born Aug. 26, 1906 in Rochester to Elzie and Cora MOLLENCUPP BRUCE and had lived all her life in Rochester.  She was married July 28, 1928 in Peru to Joe JOHNSON, who died Dec. 12, 1973.  Mrs. Johnson was a retired worker at Rochester Metal products and a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Rochester Eagles lodge.

Surviving are a son, Lonnie [JOHNSON], Dallas, Texas; a grandson, Alexander [JOHNSON], also of Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. Freda McCALLA, Rochester.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and until hour of service Thursday.

 

Frederick Shepherd

Frederick SHEPHERD, 53, 417 East 13th street, died at 9:25 a.m. today in the Fort Wayne V.A. hospital.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Wednesday, April 25, 1979

 

Frederick Shepherd

Frederick E. SHEPHERD, 53, 417 E. 13th street, died at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans Administration hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Oct. 9, 1925 in Portland, Ind., to Donald SHEPHERD and Mrs. Madge AKER STEPHEN, Rochester.  Mrs. Stephen survives.  Mr. Shepherd had lived here since 1939, coming from Portland.  He was married April 6, 1974 in Rochester to Eula DENNIS, who survives.  He was employed by Dalton Foundries, Warsaw.  Mr. Shepherd, a member of the Rochester American Legion, had served 17 years in the Navy during World War II and in Korea and Vietnam.

Surviving with the wife and mother are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Sharon) DORST,  R.R. 4, Rochester and Miss Debbie SHEPHERD, Four Seasons Mobile Estates; a son, Fred [SHEPHERD], Jr., Fort Hood, Texas; seven step-daughters, Mrs. Joan EATEN, Concord, Kansas; Mrs. Janice RANDALL, Silver Lake; Miss Joyce DENNIS, Mentone; Mrs. Jean RITCHIE,   R.R. 5, Rochester, and Miss Jennette DENNIS, Miss Lynn DENNIS and Miss Mona DENNIS, all at home; two step-sons, John DENNIS and Justin THOMPSON, both at home; four step-grandchildren; a half-sister, Miss Jane STEPHEN, Dallas, Texas; a step-sister, Mrs. Homer CARR, R.R. 2, Rocheter; two half-brothers, Allen STEPHEN, Rochester, and Roger STEPHEN, Kokomo; four step-brothers, Sam and William STEPHEN, both of Rochester; George STEPHEN, Akron, and Robert STEPHEN, Lafayette, and a nephew, Greg SHEPHERD, Rochester.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester, where the Rochester American Legion will conduct graveside services.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 3-9 p.m. Thursday.
Tina B. Wharton

Mrs. Tina B. WHARTON, 95, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Pulaski County Memorial hospitl, Winamac.

Mrs. Wharton was born June 20, 1883 in Hinckley, Ill., to Russ and Susie BANBERRY MYERS.  She was married Dec. 30, 1903 to William WHARTON, who died in 1949.  She was a retired employee of the former Wiles and Boston stores in Rochester.  She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ for 50 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth MADSEN, Monticello; Mrs. Ester LEAK, North Judson, and Mrs. Elsie TURNER, R.R. 6, Rochester; a son, Harlan [WHARTON], Mishawaka; seven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, and at the church one hour prior to the services.  Memorials may be made to the Wharton memorial fund at the Church of Christ.

 

Thursday, April 26, 1979 to Saturday, April 28, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, April 30, 1979

 

Faerol J. Holt

Mrs. Faerol J. HOLT, 67, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday in the Plymouth Parkview hospital.  She had been ill for five months.

She was born July 10, 1911 in Allen county to Ralph and Huldah MARQUARDT BARKLEY.  She had lived in this area for 21 years after moving from Monroeville.  She married Taylor HOLT Dec. 21, 1929 in Hoagland.  He survives.  She was a member of the Rochester St. John’s Lutheran church and the Luther-Anns.

Surviving with the mother in Fort Wayne and the husband, R.R. 6, Rochester, are three daughters, Mrs. Loren (Nova Jewel) BARKLEY, Ossian, Ind.; Mrs. James (Sharon) FRASER, Monroeville, and Mrs. Robert (Becky) LICHT, Marion; a son, Jerry [HOLT], New Haven; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Romey (Treva) RUBLE,  Mooresville; Mrs. Rowena ROBERTSON and Mrs. Suzanne DAVIS, both of Leo, and two brothers, Charles [BARKLEY], of Knoxville, Tenn., and Robert [BARKLEY], of Huntertown.  Preceding in death were a son, James [HOLT], a brother and father.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home in Monroeville.  The Rev. Larry BERGMAN will officiate here.  Burial will be in the Mooresville cemetery.  Friends may call frm 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home or from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday in Monroeville.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Beatrice L. Hewitt

Mrs. Beatrice Louise HEWITT, 60, 1600 Monroe street, died at 8:05 p.m. Sunday in the South Bend St. Joseph hospital.  She had been ill for three years.

She was born July 15, 1918 in Natick, Mass., to George and Ada SPIERS MARRINER and had lived in this area for 11 years after coming from Torrington, Conn.  She married Stanley HEWITT Dec. 2, 1939 in Williamstown, Mass.  He survives.  She was a member of the United Congregational church of Torrington, Conn.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Francis (Sara Ellen) BEMENT, Winchester Center, Conn.; a son, John [HEWITT], Agawam, Mass., and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Nutting funeral home in Torrinton,, Conn. with the Rev. John LOMBARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Torrington cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  There will also be calling hours in Torrington from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Kennie Miller

Kennie MILLER, 67, Disko, died at 4 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Nov. 15, 1911 in Floyd county, Ky., to Tinsley and Mary RIFFETT MILLER.  He had lived in the Disko area for six years after moving from Warsaw.  He married Lillie WALLEN March 18, 1932 in Floyd county, Ky.  she survives.  He was a retired worker of the Warsaw Plating Works.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Ruby ARRETT, Pierceton; Mrs. Lillie Marie DINGESS, Warsaw, and Mrs. Nancy Ann COOLEY, Kilgore, Texas; a half-brother, Richard MILLER, Paintsville, Ky., and a half-sister, Mrs. Cindy ALLEN, Richmond.  A daughter, brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the family’s home with the Rev. Albert WHITAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Packerton Freewill Baptist cemetery, Clay township, in Kosciusko county.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today in the home.  The Sheetz funeral home in Akron was in charge of arrangements.

 

Hattie B. Shaver

Mrs. Hattie B. SHAVER, 88, Rochester nursing home, died at 8:03 a.m. today in the Woodlawn hospital.  She had been ill for three weeks.

She was born July 7, 1890 in Fairmount, W. Va. to Michael and Susann LAYMAN.  She had lived in this area for six years.

She married Lloyd SHAVER in West Virginia in 1911.  He died in 1968.

Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. Virginia LICHT, Leiters Ford; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and five brothers.

Arranements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Tuesday, May 1, 1979

 

Hattie B. Shaver

Services for Mrs. Hattie B. SHAVER, 88, Rochester Nursing home, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at 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 from 4-8 p.m. today and Wednesday until hour of service.

Mrs. Shaver died Monday in Woodlawn hospital following a three-week illness.

 

Fern Deamer

Miss Fern DEAMER, 81, Argos, died at 8:20 a.m. Monday in the Kingston nursing home, Plymouth, where she resided for eight years.

She was born Aug. 15, 1897 near Talma to Samuel and Margaret MENNENS DEAMER.  She was a retired elementary teacher at the former Walnut school, Argos.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dallas (Esther) MARTIN, Tippecanoe, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakhill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today and until the time of services on Wednesday.

 

Lola J. Friebe

Miss Lola J. FRIEBE, 61, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 11 a.m. Monday at her residence following a year-long illness.

She was born March 1, 1918 in Rochester to Oscar and Nettie MAHLER MONASMITH, and had lived all her life in Fulton county.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Claudette PACILIO, North Judson; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline OVERMYER, Monterey, and Mrs. Vera CALHOUN, Delong, and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. John MANNION officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Memorials may be sent to the Heart Fund.

 

Wednesday, May 2, 1979

 

Robert G. Friedrich

Robert G. FRIEDRICH, 43, R.R. 1, Star City, died at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday in the Pulaski county hospital, Winamac, after a five-week illness.

He was born Dec. 30, 1935 in Fulton county to Clyde and Freda PRATT FRIEDRICH, who survive.  He was a farmer in Pulaski county and attended Ball State university and Indiana State university.

His father resides in the Winamac nursing home, and his mother at R.R. 1, Star City.  A brother preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Kenneth BROAD officiating.  Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday and until time of services on Friday.
Thursday, May 3, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, May 4, 1979

 

Madelyn Long

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Orville (Madelyn) LONG of Ellenton, Fla.  She was formerly from Fort Wayne.  Funeral arrangements are pending at McComb funeral home, Fort Wayne.  Burial will be at South Bend.

 

Saturday, May 5, 1979

 

Maxine A. Meade

Mrs. Maxine Ann MEADE, 44, New Paris, died at 1:10 p.m. Friday at the Fountainview Place, Elkhart, following a four-year illness.

She was born April 21, 1925 in Carey, Ohio, and had lived in Elkhart for eight years, moving from Warsaw.  She was married May 21, 1952 in Silver Lake to James MEADE, who died May 27, 1977.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Douglas METHOD, Nappanee; two sons, Tom and Richard [MEADE], both of New Paris; four grandchildren; two brothers, William OWENS, North Judson, and Steven OWENS, Denver, Colo., and six sisters, Mrs. Thomas STONE, Knox; Mrs. James HAINES, Gary; Mrs. Raymond MAY and Mrs. Robert TIMBERS, both of Rochester; Mrs. David SMEETON, South Bend, and Mrs. Dorothy McCALLISTER, Peoria, Ill.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the New Paris Missionary church, with the Rev. George SWANK officiating.  Burial will be in the New Paris cemetery.  Friends may call at the Yoder-Culp funeral home, Goshen, from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, May 7, 1979

 

Herman U. Ysberg

Herman U. YSBERG, 71, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 12:28 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital following an apparent heart attack.

He was born Dec. 14, 1907 in Illinois to Eric and Nellie WOODCOX YSBERG, and had lived most of his life in Fulton county.  He was married Dec. 24, 1933 in Fulton to Belva WELLER, who survives.  He and his wife owned and operated the Rochester B&H Western store.  Mr. Ysberg was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, the Eastern Star, and the I.O.O.F.; the Manitou Moose lodge; the Manitou Shrine lodge; the South Bend Scottish Rite and the Fort Wayne Mizpah shrine lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Helen SHOWLEY, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Frank WEIR, Kokomo, and nieces and nephews.  A daughter, a brother and the parents preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call from          2-9 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of service Wednesday.  The Rochester Masonic lodge will conduct a memorial service Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Patricia A. Alderfer

Mrs. Patricia Ann ALDERFER, 49, Mentone, died at 2:58 a.m. today in the Plymouth Parkview hospital.  She had been ill since Friday.

She was born Aug. 15, 1929 in Peru to Paul and Mildred MOONEY MELLINGER and had lived in the Mentone area for 18 years.  She married Clyde ALDERFER Nov. 17, 1956 in Peru.  She was a teacher’s aide at the Mentone elementary school.

Surviving are three sons, David [ALDERFER], Winona Lake; Dennis and Daniel [ALDERFER], at home; three daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Becky) DAVIS, Pierceton; Carol and Lisa [ALDERFER], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Gwinn (Margaret) ACREE, Saline, Mich., and Mrs. Norman (Frances) TREXLER, Ypsilanti, Mich.; a brother, Robert MELLINGER, Whittaker, Mich., and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN of the Salem Christian church officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, May 8, 1979 to Wednesday, May 9, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, May 10, 1979

 

James Kiser

Word has been received of the death of James KISER, 67, Denver, Col. on April 21.

He was born May 3, 1911 in Chicago to Roy and Goldie KISER.  He was married to Lynette FREZER, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Joe [KISER], Strausburg, Col., and a daughter, Mrs. Sarah ALLEN, Chicago.  Two sons, Phil and Robert [KISER], were killed in Vietnam.

Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Avery MILEY officiating.  Remains will be buried in the Ebenezer cemetery, Deedsville.

 

Friday, May 11, 1979

 

Kenneth D. Swartzlander

Kenneth D. SWARTZLANDER, 67, R.R. 3, Anoka Acres, Logansport, died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday in the Logansport Memorial hospital.

He was born Aug. 5, 1911 in Kosciusko county to Earl and Fern TOLEN SWARTZLANDER and married Virginia L. FRYE Nov. 22, 1931 in Kokomo.  She survives.  He was a retired worker of the Logansport Water department and was a member and past head usher of the Market Street United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Virginia MASTERS, Logansport, and Mrs. Carol MOROCK, Logansport; a brother, Don SWARTZLANDER, Michigan City; two sisters, Mrs. Pat HERRON, Warsaw, and Mrs. Pauline LENON, Logansport; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Bill MOON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, May 12, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, May 14, 1979

 

William L. Cooney

William Lester COONEY, 78, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born April 19, 1901 in Newcastle township to William A. and Eudella IRVINE COONEY.  He lived all of his life in Newcastle township except 25 years in Joliet, Ill., where he was employed by the Wrought Iron Washer company.  Mr. Cooney was a member of the former Christian church at Talma, now the Talma Bible church.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. V. J. (Agnes) HARSHMAN, R.R. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Edith LeCOCQ, Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. Connie J. (Marian) BAER, Pueblo, Col., and nieces and nephews.  An older brother died in 1953.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, Newcastle township.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and through the hour of service Tuesday.

 

Betty Myers

Mrs. Paul (Betty) MYERS, 75, Ukiah, Cal., died May 8 at the Ukiah General hospital.

She was born Sept. 10, 1903 in Rochester to Elmer and Effie BLACKETOR NEWCOMB.  She was married to Paul MYERS, who died in 1959.  Mrs. Myers and her husband were [with Vere S. CALVIN] the owners of the Former Calvin and Myers hardware store in Rochester (now Overmyer’s hardware).

She was a 50-year member of the Rochester Rebekah lodge and the Eastern Star and was a former member of the Rochester First Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, William [MYERS], Ukiah, Cal.; three grandchildren; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Phil HARTUNG, Plymouth; a brother, James “Doc” NEWCOMB, R.R. 1, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Services were May 10 in Ukiah at the Ebersole funeral home, with the Rev. William DUNCAN officiating.  Burial was in the Ukiah cemetery.

 

Clarence Callentine

Word has been received of the death of Clarence “Cal” CALLENTINE, Paw-Paw, Mich., on Sunday.

Surviving with the wife, Clara [CALLENTINE], is a brother, Fred EISENMAN, Rhinelander, Wis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Newell and Sons funeral home, Decatur, Mich.
William Manning

William MANNING, 87, Metea, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

He was born Feb. 23, 1892 near Harrisburg, Pa., to Lewis and Ida BEARD MANNING.  He was married Nov. 26, 1914 in Lucerne to Olive BUNDY, who survives.  Mr. Manning was a gas station owner and farmer.  He was a 50-year member of the Fulton Masonic lodge and the Indian Creek Christian church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Ondah) PICKENS, R.R. 1, Lucerne; two granddaughters, Mrs. Carl OVERMYER, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Jack ANTHONY, Rantoul, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. William (Mabel) SHANNESSY, West Fairview, Pa., and two great-grandsons.  A son, five sisters and six brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek cemetery, near Lucerne.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today, after 9 a.m. Tuesday and until the hour of service Wednesday.

 

Frances E. Davis Reust

Frances Elizabeth (RUTHERFORD) DAVIS REUST, 75, Frankfort, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Clinton county hospital.

She was born in Madison county on April 5, 1904 to John and Myrtle GROSS RUTHERFORD.  She was married in April, 1924 to Mike DAVIS, who died Dec. 1, 1970.  Her second marriage was to Basil REUST on March 26, 1977.  He survives.  Mrs. Reust was a teacher and had taught in the Winamac area.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Richard DAVIS, Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas McNEIL, Constantine, Mich.; Mrs. Ray DAGERTY, Winamac, and Mrs. William FIELDS, Hendersonville, N.C.; a brother, the Rev. John RUTHERFORD, Tacoma, Wash., and a grandchild.

Services were today in the Amanda-reid Chapel at Wesley Manor, Frankfort, with Dr. Walter COLE officiating.  Burial was in the Kindley cemetery, Winamac.  Eller funeral home, Franfort, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, May 15, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, May 16, 1979

 

Wayne Cook

Wayne COOK, 82, died at 6:30 a.m. today in the Canterbury Nursing home, where he had resided for several years.

Arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.
Thursday, May 17, 1979

 

Wayne Cook

Services for Wayne COOK, 82, Akron, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral hme, Akron.  The Rev. Garth IREY will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, near Akron.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

Mr. Cook died Wednesday morning at the Canterbury Manor nursing home.  He was born April 5, 1897 in Kosciusko county to Alexander and Ira HARTUNG COOK and had lived most of his life in the Akron area.  He was married to Elva NETTE, who preceded in death.

Surviving are a son, Joseph [COOK], San Jose, Cal.; three grandchildren; a brother, Dale [COOK], Plymouth; three step-daughters, Mrs. Alice SLAYBAUGH and Mrs. Wilma McGEE, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Harriet OWENS, Denver, Col.; two step-sons, Fred NETTE, Akron, and Rollan NETTE, Silver Lake; twenty step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.

 

Otis Hagan

Otis HAGAN, 88, 528 Indiana avenue, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for three weeks.

He was born Feb. 11, 1891 in Fulton county to John and Rosa GOSS HAGAN and had lived all his life in the county.  His first marriage was to Edith BRYANT, in Bourbon.  She died in 1972.  His second marriage was to Ethel HOUNSHELL MILLER, who survives.

He was retired as the owner and operator of Hagan Brothers Tire and Recapping Shop, north of Rochester on Old U.S. 31, and was a former motorcycle racing champion.  He was a member of the Rochester Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, Mrs. Charles (Freda) MILLER, Rochester; a step-son, Dee HOUNSHELL, Rochester; two step-children by his first marriage; fifteen step-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Dan (Effie) KLINE, Elkhart, and Mrs. Ruth TOMPKINS, Indianapolis.  Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John PHILIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service.  Memorials may be sent to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center or the Church of God.

 

Clifford Bradway

Clifford BRADWAY, 92, Canterbury Manor nursing home, formerly a resident of 200 Pontiac street, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital.  He was a retired farmer and had worked at the former Gast furniture store in Rochester where Cook Brothers furniture store now is located [NW corner Seventh and Main].

He was born May 15, 1887 in Fulton county to Frank and Rhoda REECH BRADWAY and had resided all his life in the Akron and Rochester areas.  He was married Nov. 8, 1913 in Akron to Lela Pearl SAUSAMAN, who died April 17, 1965.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Florence) LOWE, Modesto, Cal.; a son, Charles [BRADWAY], Logansport; three grandchildren; a great-grandson, and two sisters, Mrs. Celia ROOKSTOOL, New Carlisle, and Mrs. Nellie SLUSSER, Akron.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from        2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday.
William P. Unzicker

William P. UNZICKER, 80, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

He was born Sept. 2, 1898 in Eureka, Ill., to Oscar and Barbara ULRICH UNZICKER.  he had lived in the Claypool area since 1956, moving from DeMotte. He was married Oct. 15, 1927 in Crown Point to Melissa BESCHORNER, who survives.  Mr. Unzicker was a farmer and formerly operated the Unzicker Farm Service from his residence.  He was a member of the First Baptist church, mentone.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, William [UNZICKER], Otaru, Japan, and James [UNZICKER], Claypool; five daughters, Mrs. Sigmond (Rhoda) BOEZEMAN, and Mrs. George (Carol) KINGMA, both of DeMotte; Mrs. Charles (Luann) SHAGER, Blanchardville, Wis.; Mrs. Bruce (Alice) GROAT, Mount Prospect, Ill., and Mrs. Jerry (Barbara) EATON, Rochestr; four brothers, John [UNZICKER], Tinley Park, Ill.; Elton [UNZICKER], Kirkland, Ariz. Harley [UNZICKER], Wenoha, Ill., and Willard [UNZICKER], Fremont, Cal; three sisters, Mrs. Ella HOSTETLER, Lowpoint, Ill.; Mrs. Laura HOSTETLER and Mrs. Sarah HOSTETLER, both of Tampico, Ill., and twenty-two grandchildre.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist church, Mentone, with the Rev. Norman McVAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, southwest of Mentone.  Frienda may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial home, mentone, and an hour prior to servie at the church.  Memorials may be sent to the Chapel Crusaders, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Jeanna Rieck

Mrs. Jeanna “Gen” RIECK, 70, Monterey, died at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

She was born Oct. 17, 1908 in Chicago to James and Elizabeth RUDDY BYRNES and had lived in the Monterey area since 1970, moving from Chicago.  She was married to Fielder RIECH, who died April 12, 1979.  She was a member o the St. Anne’s Catholic church, Monterey.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty NIQUETTE, Dolton, Ill.; a son, James BALINGER, Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren; a sister, Sister Jamesita BYRNES, Chicago, and a brother, John BYRNES, Detroit.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anne’s church, Monterey.  Burial will be in St. Anne’s cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver.  The Rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, May 18, 1979

 

Trella B. Garman

Kewanna Items

Memorial services were held for Trella B. GARMAN, 76, of Whittier, Cal. in the First United Methodist church here.  She was a former resident of this community and graduated from Kewanna high school 60 years ago and taught in the local school in 1922-23.

Survivors include a sister, Dola J. INGRAM; three brothers, Reed W. [GARMAN], Victor F. [GARMAN] and Ralph S. [GARMAN], all of California.
Saturday, May 19, 1979

 

Jimmy Reagan and

Gregory Thompson

Two Fulton county youths were killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday night on Old U.S. 31 north of Rochester.

Fulton county police reported Jimmy REAGAN, 17, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Gregory THOMPSON, 15, R.R. 3, Rocheter, were killed when the vehicle Reagan was driving went off Old U.S. 31 and struck a tree just south of Olsen Road at 10:35 p.m.  Police believed the car had been traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the accident.

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene by Junior GOOD, Fulton county coroner, of a fractured neck and crushed chest.  Reagan was taken to Woodlawn hospital where he died of a massive skull fracture at 12:37 p.m.

The car was totaled, with an estimated $1,000 damage.

The youths were the second and third traffic fatalities in Fulton county this year. Karla RAUSCH, 21, R.R. 4, Winamac, was fatally injured Jan. 7 in a one-car accident on County Road 1100 West, just north of County Road 1000 South.  Her vehicle also went of the road and struck a tree, and she died on Jan. 9 in St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette.

Jimmy REAGAN was born Nov. 29, 1961 in Hammond to James H. and Ruth (BOLING) REAGAN.  He had lived in Rochester the past 10 years.  He was a CETA employee and a member of the Richland Center United Methodist chuch.

Surviving with the parents are, a sister, Mrs. Dewey (Wanda) TUCKER, Highland; two brothers, William Eugene [REAGAN], R.R. 4, Rochester, and John L. [REAGAN], Hammond.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating.  Friends may call at Foster & Good’s from 2-9 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ellejoy Baptist church, Maryville, Tenn., with burial in the Ellejoy cemetery.  Friends may call at the Miller funeral home, Maryville, Tenn., from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gregory THOMPSON was born Feb. 19, 1964 in Rochester, to David and Pat L. THOMPSON.  He was an honor student and freshman at Rochester high school.

Surviving with the parents are, a step-mother, Mrs. David THOMPSON; a sister, Tamara Denise THOMPSON; a brother, Rick Arthur THOMPSON; and a step-brother, Christopher HOOKS.  Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob OVERLANDER and the step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William STEPHEN, all of Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday until the hour of service at the funeral home.

 

Monday, May 21, 1979

 

Jimmy Reagan

Jimmy REAGAN, 17, R.R. 3, Rochester, who was killed in a traffic accident just north of Rochester Friday night, was studying for a General Education Development diploma under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, but was not actually employed by CETA as reported in Saturay’s Sentinel.
Helen L. Horban

Mrs. Helen L. HORBAN, 80, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 10:26 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital.

She was born May 23, 1899 in Chicago to Lucian and Helen DOBETSKI STRZYZWSKI and had lived in Fulton county for 24 years, coming from Norwood, Ill.  She was married May 28, 1919 in Chicago to James Z. HORBAN, who died Nov. 23, 1973.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church in Rochester and belonged to the Rosary and Altar Society of the church.  She also was a member of the Rochester AARP.

Surviving are two sons, Robert [HORBAN], R.R. 3, Rochester, and Gerald [HORBAN], Miami, Fla.; nine grandchildren, John PRATT, Ellsworth Air Force base, S.D., Mrs. Susanna LOZANO, Mentone, and Jerry, Blaise, Mary, Andrew, Angela, Giles and Stephen HORBAN, all of Rochester; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Frances) GALLA, San Mateao Cal., and a brother, Eddie STRZYZWSKI, Downers Grove, Ill.  A granddaughter and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2-9 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock tonight in the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, May 22, 1979

 

Clater E. Gill

Clater E. GILL, 84, Kokomo, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday at the St. Joseph hospital, Kokomo.

He was born Oct. 25, 1894 in Shelby county, Indiana to David and Anna COWEN GILL.  He was married May 15, 1953 to Eva FARMER, who survives.  He was retired from the Continental Steel cmpany, Kokomo, was a Navy veteran of World War I, and was a member of the Kokomo Eagles lodge and American Legion post.  He was a charter mamber of the Main street Church of Christ in Kokomo.

Surviving are two sons, Max [GILL], Rochester, and Clater W. [GILL], Athens, Georgia; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lova McDARMANT and a step-son, William SNOW, both of Kokomo; ten grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond [GILL], Needham, Ind., and three sisters, Mrs. Leeta DOTY, Greenwood; Mrs. Freida STONECYPHER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Eva ELKINS, Kokomo.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ellers funeral home, Kokomo, with Mr. Dan WILSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Albright cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from  3-5 and 7-9 Wednesday.
Arthur H. Nickelson

Arthur H. NICKELSON, 46, Kewanna, died at 3:05 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial hospital.

Mr. Nickelson was born Aug. 1, 1932 in Markle to Isaac and Lillian WISELEY NICKELSON.  He was married Sept. 16, 1968 to Evelyn BLOCHER, who survives.  He was a carpenter or Conrail.  He belonged to the Kewanna VFW post and was a veteran of the Korean war.

Surviving with the wife are two step-granddaughters, Debbie and Patty, both at home; a step-son, Sam BLOCHER, Mishawaka; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dianna COCHRAN, Kewanna, and Debbie DETRIEGE, Glendale,Ariz.; five sisters, Mrs. Waudene BOOKWALTER, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Edith WISENBERG, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Florence FOLLIS, Bluffton; Mrs. Edna NITZSCHKE, Logansport, and Mrs. Lanitz SCALES, Logansport; a brother, William NICKELSON, Logansport, and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Hoover cemetery, Athens, with military graveside rites being conducted.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday.

 

Tuesday, May 22, 1979

 

Dessie Thrasher

Mrs. Dessie THRASHER, 83, Fort Wayne, formerly of Argos, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born Jan. 3, 1896 in Talma to Alonzo and Sarah KESSLER MATHEWS.  She had lived in Fort Wayne since 1970, moving from Argos.  She was a former employee of the Kingsbury ordnance plant, Kingsbury, Ind.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Priscilla PARNIN and Miss Reta THRASHER, both of Fort Wayne; a son, Thomas [THRASHER], Pierceton; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the [Reichter] cemetery, northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-5 ad 7-9 p.m. today and until time of service Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, May 23, 1979

 

Goldie Hindel

Goldie HINDEL, 75, South Bend, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Richdale nursing home, South Bend, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 13, 1903 in Fulton county.  She had lived in South Bend for 27 years, coming from Fulton county.  She had been in the restaurant business most of her life and had operated the former Hawkins restaurant in Rochester before moving to South Bend.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Plymouth Eagles lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Katheryn JOHNSON, South Bend; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Florence BOGGESS, Mrs. Edith WAGONER and Mrs. Clarabelle ZENT, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Annabelle CANTER, Kendallville, and a brother, Nelson HUNTER, Rochester.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Guisinger memorial chapel, South Bend, with the Rev. J. Robin WRIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.


 

Sharon Nifong

Mrs. Sharon NIFONG, 42, R.R. 3, Bremen, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Cardinal nursing home, South Bend, following a 15-year illness.

She was born June 22, 1936 in Plymouth to Lowell and Mary BOWELL RITTER, who reside in Argos.  She was married Sept. 7, 1958 in Argos to Burl NIFONG, who survives.  Mrs. Nifong graduated from Argos high school in 1954 and Ball State university in 1958 with a B.S. in nursing.  She was a registered nurse and a member of the First United Methodist church, Plymouth.

Surviving with the husband and parents are two sons, Jeff and Scott [NIFONG], both at home; a brother, Richard RITTER, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Eloise BOWELL, both of Argos.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist church, Plymouth, with Dr. W. E. BRESHRES, the Rev. Robert HANSON and the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Args Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grosman funeral home, Argos, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and at the church one hour prior to services.  Memorials may be sent to the Lupus foundation.

 

Thursday, May 24, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, May 25, 1979

 

Warder G. Oates

Warder G. OATES, 75, Peru, died Thursday at 7:55 p.m. in Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

He was born May 26, 1903 in Peru to Fred and Marie WARDER OATES.  He was married Aug. 21, 1928 to Dorothy TROUTMAN, who survives.  He was a retired Air Force major and was a veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Main Street United Methodist church, Peru, and the Peru Elks lodge and American Legion post.

Survving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Francis (Mary Jo) DOWNING, Peru; a brother, Joseph OATES, Rochester, and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eienberry-Eddy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. Keith DAVIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, May 26, 1979

 

Emma L. Hixon

Mrs. Emma Lucille “Polly” HIXON, 72, Noblesville, died Friday evening in the Riverview hospital, Noblesville.

She was born in Atica and moved from Rochester to Noblesville in 1950.  She was a member of the First United Methodist church, Hamilton County Craft club, Hamilton County Tourist club, Hamilton County Artist club, Eastern Star, Stringtown Homemakers and Delta Theta Tau.

Surviving are a son, Joe HIXON, Noblesville; a daughter, Mrs. James (Sue) WADE, Noblesville; a brother, Leroy F. STRADER, Long Beach, Cal., and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Coltrin-Randall and Roberts funeral home in Noblesville wih the Rev. John BURBANK officiating.  Burial will be in the Crownland cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Monday, May 28, 1979

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, May 29, 1979

 

Elmer Kester

Elmer KESTER, 78, Athens, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.

He was born Oct. 27, 1900 in Coles county, Ill., to John and Flora WILLIAMS KESTER.  He had lived in this area for 30 years.  He married Marjorie PONTIOUS Dec. 23, 1933 in Rochester.  She survives.  He was a farmer and a former employee of Chamberlain Products, Akron, and was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife is a son, Eugene [KESTER], Fort Wayne.  Five brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wdenesday, May 30, 1979

 

Earl H. Adams

Earl H. ADAMS, 88, formerly of R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 8 a.m. today at the Suburban Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan.  Mr. Adams had been residing with his grandson, Cecil B. MOORE, Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Bertha B. Bailey

Bertha B. BAILEY, 91, South Bend, died at 2:40 a.m. today at Memorial hospital, South Bend.  She had been ill for four years.

She was born Aug. 20, 1887, in Vishy, Mo., to Caleb and Ida BABCOCK CASTLEMAN and had lived in South Bend since 1918.  Her first marriage was to Peter HANSON, who preceded in death.  Her second marriage was to Frank BAILEY, who also preceded in death.  Mrs. Bailey attended the former Rochester Normal college and taught school in North Dakota.  She also was associated with a South Bend bank and for 20 years served as the bookkeeper for Castleman Brothers Livestock Sales.

Surviving is a brother, Clyde CASTLEMAN, Leiters Ford.  Nine brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rocheter.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday until the hour of service.

 

Thursday, May 31, 1979

 

Earl H. Adams

Services for Earl ADAMS, 88, formerly of R.R. 3, Rochester, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home.  The Rev. Terry SHUMAKER will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and until hour of service Saturday.

Mr. Adams died Wednesday at the Suburban Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan., while residing with his grandson, Cecil MOORE, Shawnee Mission, Kan.  Mr. Adams was born Jan. 17, 1891 in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall ADAMS and had lived most of his life in this community.  He was married April 30, 1910 in Richland township to Ethel TRIMBLE, who died Oct. 29, 1975.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Richland Center United methodist church.

Surviving with the grandson are a granddaughter, Mrs. Mark (Debra) RODRIGUEZ, Rochester; four great-granddaughters, and two brothers, A. E. ADAMS, Culver, and Ivan ADAMS, Flint, Mich.  Two daughters, Ruth and Nadine [ADAMS]; a granddaughter; a grandson, and two sisters preceded in death.

 

Chleo Glass

Mrs. Chleo GLASS, a former Rochester resident, died this morning at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth.

Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.
Friday, June 1, 1979

 

Chleo Glass

Services for Mrs. Chleo GLASS, 67, 944 Jackson boulevard, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.  The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from        4-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until hour of service.

Mrs. Glass died Thursday morning in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following an illness of several months.

She was born Jan. 30, 1912 in Rochester to Solomon and Rosetta FRANKLIN KEEL and had lived most of her life in Fulton county.  She was married Nov. 19, 1933 in Rochester to Ray GLASS, who died Aug. 25, 1977.  She formerly was associated with Hubert’s shoe store, Rochester.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

 

Dianna E. Miller

Dianna E. MILLER, 16, R.R. 3, Peru, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday as a result of an auto accident in Miami county.

She was born Feb. 26, 1963 in Peru to Chester and Sandra DEEDS MILLER, who reside at R.R. 3, Peru.  Miss Miller would have been a junior at Noth Miami high school this fall.

Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Mary and Julia [MILLER], both at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mahala DEEDS, Macy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, June 2, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 4, 1979

 

Bessie Mae Bowser

Mrs. Bessie Mae BOWSER, 74, Mentone, died at 1:10 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw.

She was born Sept. 1, 1994 in Mishawaka to Frank and Cora RODMAN HOOK and had resided most of her life in the Mentone area.  She was married in 1920 to Ralph BLUE.  In 1946, she was married to Ed BOWSER, who died in 1967.  She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist church.

Surviving are six sons, Lewis D. BLUE, Santa Ana, Cal.; Glen R. BLUE, Niles, Mich.; Merle R. BLUE and Boyd E. BLUE, both of Warsaw; Adam BLUE, Orange, Cal., and Paul BLUE, Baldwin, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Judy) WALLEN, Warsaw; four step-sons, Carl BOWSER, Pierceton; Deverl BOWSER, North Webster; Wayne BOWSER and David BOWSER, both of Mentone; four step-daughters, Mrs. Earl (Mararet) BRUNER, Warsaw; Mrs. Marion (Elizabeth) FLORY, South Bend; Mrs. Sidney (Phyllis) ALBER, Tama, and Mrs. Larry (Rebecca) STAVEDAHL, Mentone; eighteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a number of step-grandchildren.


Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Charles JONES officiating and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

H. Leslie Popp, III

H. Leslie POPP, III, 22, 2939 LaBalme Trail, Fort Wayne, grandson of Mrs. Mildred MITCHELL of Rochester, was killed in a two-car accident Saturday on Ind. 13, about 2 1/2 miles south of North Webster.  The crash also killed the other driver, Daniel L. GILBERT, 25, Warsaw.

Popp was the son of H. Leslie POPP, Jr., president of the Perfection Biscuit company of Fort Wayne.  His mother is the former Carol MITCHELL of Rochester, who in 1950 was Miss Indiana and was first runnerup in the 1951 Miss America contest.

Popp was a freshman at Dickinson Law School in Carlisle, Pa.  He was a 1978 graduate of Indiana university and of Culver Summer Naval School at Culver Military Academy.

Surviving with the parents and grandmother, are a sister, Catherine L. [POPP], Fort Wayne, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Leslie POPP, Sr.

Services were at 11 a.m. today in Trinity English Lutheran church at Fort Wayne, with burial in Lindenwood cemetery.  The Klaehn funeral home in Fort Wayne was in charge of services.

 

Tuesday, June 5, 1979

 

William E. Smith

William E. SMITH, 94 [?], a resident of Canterbury Manor nursing home since 1977, died at 12:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Wednesday, June 6, 1979

 

William E. Smith

Services for William E. SMITH, 93 [sic], Canterbury Manor nursing home, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  The Rev. Floyd ALLEN will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Smith died Tuesday morning in Woodlawn hospital.  He was born Oct. 20, 1885 in Mentone to Ephriam and Mary Alice ERNSBERGER SMITH and had lived most of his life in this area.  He was married in November, 1920 to Mary GARWOOD, who died in February, 1963.  Mr. Smith was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Julia BLACKMAN, Portland, Ore., and three grandsons, David, Brian and Patrick SMITH, all of Belleville, Ill.  A son, Wilbur [SMITH], died in 1958 and a brother, Lumley [SMITH], died in 1975.
Thursday, June 7, 1979

 

Harriett L. Monroe

Mrs. Harriett L. MONROE, 67, Kokomo, died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Community hospital in Kokomo following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 12, 1911 in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. John L. LEWIS.  She had lived most of her life in Fulton county, moving to Kokomo in 1965.  She was married in 1945 at South Bend to I. W. MONROE, who died Jan. 5, 1969.

Surviving are three step-sons, Dwain MONROE, Council Bluffs, Ia.; Gerald McCANN, San Diego, Cal, and Cecil PAINTER, South Bend.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Edwin Shurte

Edwin SHURTE, 68, formerly of Rochester and Chicago, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born April 15, 1911 in Peru to Rev. and Mrs. Samuel SHURTE and had been employed by the city of Phoenix.

Surviving is a daughter, Luann SHURTE, Phoenix.

Private services will be held in Phoenix.

 

Friday, June 8, 1979 to Saturday, June 9, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 11, 1979

 

Amanda E. Wentzel

Mrs. Amanda E. WENTZEL, 81, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 8:27 p.m. sunday at South Bend Memorial hospital following a nine-month illness.

She was born Aug. 16, 1897 in Ohio to Elwood and Mary TAYLOR COPELAND and had lived most of her life in the Bruce Lake area.  She was married Dec. 7, 1916 in Bruce Lake to Peter WENTZEL, who died in 1937.  Mrs. Wentzel was a member of the Zion Gospel church, Bruce Lake.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Mary WENTZEL, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Gilbert (Betty) WELLER, Rochester; three sons, Lester [WENTZEL], Culver, Covert [WENTZEL], Kewanna, and Harold [WENTZEL, Plymouth; fourteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and five sisters, Mrs. Rose SHEANE, Rochester Mrs. Emma NORMAN, and Mrs. Anzy RASMUSSEN, both of Monterey; Mrs. Madeline GILCHRIST, Winamac, and Mrs. Grace WRIGHT, Los Angeles.  A son, a daughter and a great-grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion Gospel church with the Rev. Sam WOLFE officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home, and from  1 p.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be sent to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.
Scott Stinson

Scott STINSON, 93, 816 Pontiac street, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital following a four-year illness.

He was born July 20, 1885 near Athens to Joe and Estella KOFFEL STINSON.  He had lived in Rochester for 41 years, coming here from Chicago.  He was married Jan. 8, 1908 in Akron to Ella SHESLER, who survives.  Mr. Stinson was retired from the Chicago Northwestern railroad and also had been engaged in farming.  He was a member of the Rochester Grace United Methodist church and was a 60-year member of the Macy Masonic lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Esther) SISULAK, Carbondale, Ill., and Mrs. Oliver (Ellamary) FREDRICKSON, Des Plaines, Ill.; two sons, Joseph [STINSON], Plymouth, and Scott [STINSON], Streamwood, Ill.; ten grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. F. G. KUEBLER and Samuel CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of service on Wednesday.  The Macy Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

 

Dessie M. Gooch

Dessie M. GOOCH, 88, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday at Canterbury Manor nursing home.

She was born June 8, 1891 in Fulton county to John and Anna DINKLEY BROWN.  She was married March 14, 1909 to George GOOCH, who died Oct. 5, 1966.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Anna) ZARTMAN, Macy; Mrs. James (Wilma) MEACHAM, Kokomo, and Mrs. Willard (Alice) SESSLER, West Milton, O.; three sons, Raymond [GOOCH], New Buffalo, Mich.; Paul [GOOCH], Kokomo, and Wayne [GOOCH], Peru; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  A son, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. Don ESKEW officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until services Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, June 12, 1979

 

Meda Boelter

Meda BOELTER, 84, 130 West Eighth street, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.

She was born July 9, 1895 in Gilead, Ind., to John and Sarah BLACKBURN ZIMMERMAN and had lived in Rochester for 45 years, coming from Chicago.  She was married Sept. 15, 1912 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Otto H. BOELTER, who died July 11, 1956.  Mrs. Boelter was retired from the Rochester Telephone company.  She was a member of the Rochester Rebekah lodge, the White Shrine, O.E.S., and Mothers of World War II.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Kathryn) CARR, Peru; four grandchildren, and a brother, Lon ZIMMERMAN, St. Petersburg,Fla.  A son and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Lawrence R. WEST officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Margaret A. Kline

Mrs. Margaret A. KLINE, 52, Indianapolis, died at 6:55 p.m. Monday in the Indianapolis Community hospital following a one-month illness.  She was born in Akron, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph WILHOIT, and later lived in Rochester, graduating from Rochester high school.  She also had resided in Logansport before moving to Indianapolis in 1965.  She was married to Robert P. KLINE in 1946 at Indianapolis.  He survives.  Mrs. Kline was a member of Tri Kappa sorority and the Indianapolis Calvary Presbyterian church.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Kevin and Mark [KLINE], both at home; a daughter, Mrs. Stephen NEFF, Goshen, and a brother, William WILHOIT, Lafayette.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Solar-Baker funeral home, West Lafayette, with Dr. Joseph E. WICK officiatng.  Entombment will be in the Tippecanoe Memory Gardens mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Leppert-Copeland funeral home, Indianaolis, from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and at the Solar-Baker funeral home from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, June 13, 1979

 

Meda Boelter

Memorial services for Meda BOELTER, 84, 130 West Eighth street, will be conducted by the Rochester Rebekah lodge at 7:30 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.  Regular services for Mrs. Boelter, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today.

Thursday, June 14, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, June 15, 1979

 

Arnold Adams

Arnold ADAMS, 78, Kewanna, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at the Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac.  He was born April 1, 1901 in Winchester, Ky., to William and Annie Lou BIRCH ADAMS.  He was married in April, 1934 in Tippecanoe to Beulah LEP, who survives.  Mr. Adams was a carpentr and a member of the First Baptist church, Kewanna.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Luanne PHILLIPS, Fairborn, O., a foster-son, James YERKES, Richmond; the step-mother, Mrs. Ida ADAMS, Rochester; a step-brother, Orville ALDRICH, Kewanna; a half-sister, Ida GAMPOE, of Michigan; three foster grandchildren, and a grandson, Brent PHILLIPS.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Fred KRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be sent to the Heart Fund.

[NOTE:  The following article appeared in the News-Sentinel, Rochester, Indiana, on Friday, June 24, 1938: 

“Arnold ADAMS, carpenter of Kewanna who was injured yesterday when a scaffold on which he was standing with Sam WARE and Lloyd WOOLINGTON broke under their weight and fell , is reported today as improving.  Adams was brought to the Woodlawn Hospital where it was found he had suffered a fractured shoulder.  The three men with others were working on a barn at the Frank HENDRICKSON farm southwest of Kewanna when the accident occurred.”]


 

Saturday, June 16, 1979

 

Emma R. Wildrick

Mrs. Emma Rena WILDRICK, 61, 1024 Jackson boulevard, died at 9 a.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital after an illness of one month.

She was born Dec. 5, 1917 in Rensselaer to Lesley and Edna GARDINER MILLER and had lived in Rochester for 33 years.  She was married March 30, 1946 in Gary to Wayne WILDRICK, who died April 22, 1970.  She was an employee of the Rochester News Agency, a member and past worthy matron of the Rochester Order of Eastern Star and a member of Grace United Methodist church.

Surviving are five brothers, L. Gardiner MILLER, Ludington, Mich.; Harry L. MILLER, Valparaiso; Donald G. MILLER, Chicago; Wayne F. MILLER, Portage, and John W. MILLER, Old Orchard Beach, Me., and eighteen nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Samuel CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday until time of service.  Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.

 

Monday, June 18, 1979

 

Malvin R. Shriver

Malvin R. SHRIVER, 85, Mishawaka, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday at the Morningside nursing home in South Bend following a six-month illness.

He was born in Starke county on April 25, 1894 and was married to Vernie OVERMYER in Rochester on June 16, 1917.  She died May 16, 1969.  Mr. Shriver was retired from the Robert Hall clothing chain, was a member of the First Christian church, Mishawaka, and the Odd Fellows lodge.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Margaret McDONALD, Plymouth; Mrs. Bessie SMITH, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Evelyn SLATER, Mishawaka; Mrs. Mabel SPARSTON, South Bend; Mrs. Donna SCHUMAKER, South Bend, and Mrs. Mary Kay SIMON, Constantine, Mich.; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a brother, Leonard SHRIVER, Rochester.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Bubb funeral home, Mishawaka, with the Rev. R. L. ERVIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and Tuesday.
Carrie DeRuiter

Mrs. Carrie DeRUITER, 78, R.R. 1, Argos, a former Richland Center resident, died at 8:50 a.m. Saturday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

She was born July 27, 1900 in Heukelem, the Netherlands, to Daniel and Johanna BERMEULEN and came to the U.S. at age ghree.  She moved to Richland Center in 1944 from Illinois.  She was married June 21, 1922 to Peter DeRUITER, who died in 1954.  Mrs. DeRuiter was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge.

Surviving are a son, Orion [DeRUITER], R.R. 1, Argos; a grandson; a great-granddaughter, and a brother, Tunis BERMEULEN, Crown Point.  A sister and brother preceded in death.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial was to be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The Richland Center Rebekah lodge held memorial services at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Harry L. Thurman

Harry Lee THURMAN, 65, Leiters Ford, died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph’s hospital at Kokomo.  He had been ill one week.

He was born March 28, 1914 in Richmond, Ky., and had lived four years in Leiters Ford, moving there from Kokomo.  He was a welder with Moon Fabricating company in Kokomo.  He was married May 11, 1946 in Kentucky to Zella Mae GOLDEN, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Charles THURMAN and Harry Lee THURMAN, Jr., both of Hamilton, O.; a daughter, Edna Marie THURMAN, also of Hamilton, and six grandchildren.

Services will be at the Bonine funeral home in Culver at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and burial will be in the Leiters Ford cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, June 19, 1979

 

Flora Roberts

Mrs. Flora ROBERTS, 64, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since Sunday with a heart condition.

Mrs. Roberts was born Sept. 17, 1914 in Kentucky to Aushen and Fannie MARSHALL.  Mrs. Marshall survives and lives in Madrid, Ia.  Mrs. Roberts was married to Alvin ROBERTS in Jackson, Ky.  Mr. Roberts survives.  The Robertses moved to Argos in 1968 after living in the Knox, North Judson and LaPorte areas.

Surviving with the mother and husband are a daughter, Mrs. James (Ina Jo) WATT, LaPorte; two sons, Lewis WARFEL, LaPorte, and Earl C. WARFEL, Lake Station; two sisters, Florence NASH, Mentone, and Mrs. Richard (Georgetta) KOONTZ, Madrid, Ia.; five brothers, Orpha [MARSHALL], Knox; Earl and Herbert [MARSHALL], North Judson; Darl and Logan [MARSHALL], LaPorte; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 20, 1979

 

Ralph R. Ludwig

Ralph R. LUDWIG, 72, R.R. 1, Rocheter, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday at South Bend St. Joseph hospital following a three-month illness.

He was born Nov. 5, 1906 in Monterey to John and Lucinda POPEJOY LUDWIG and had lived in Fulton county most of his life.  He was married May 20, 1933 in Valparaiso to Lillian P. WILSON, who survives.  Mr. Ludwig was the retired operator of the B&L Milling company, Mexico, and prior to that he been associated with Wilson Corn company,  Rochester.  He was a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Lena) REINHOLT, Warsaw; two sons, Martin [LUDWIG], Tampa, Fla., and Richard [LUDWIG], Rochester; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Henry (Lily) KIZER, Sebring, Fla., and two brothers, Lawrance LUDWIG, Dunnellon, Fla., and John LUDWIG, Winamac.  Two sisters and six brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Chris MADISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday ntil time of service.  Memorials may be sent to the Manitou Training Center or the American Cancer Society.

 

Thursday, June 21, 1979

 

Karen S. Putnam

Mrs. Karen Sue [PUTNAM], 32, R.R. 2, Akron, died at y p.m. Wednesday in South Bend Memorial hospial following a six-month illness.

She was born Jan. 11, 1947 in Wabash to Arbie and Dorothy BIGGS UTTER and had lived most of her life in the Akron area.  She was married Aug. 27, 1971 in Illinois to Alvin PUTNAM, who survives.  Mrs. Putnam was a member of the Rochester Eagles Auxiliary.

Surviving with the husband are the mother, Mrs. Dorothy UTTER, Logansport; two sons, Scott INGLESBY, Park Ridge, Ill., and Keith INGLESBY, at home a daughter, Karey PUTNAM, at home; two step-daughters, Laurie and Kelly [PUTNAM], Twelve Mile; five brothers, James, Richard, Mark and Joseph UTTER, all of Logansport, and Steven UTTER, Warsaw, and a sister, Mrs. Julia STANER, Warsaw.  a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

[NOTE:  A Sheetz funeral home temporary marker in the Akron cemetery reads: “Karen Sue PUTMAN, 1947-1979.”]
Friday, June 22, 1979

 

Karen S. Putnam

Mrs. Karen Sue PUTNAM, 32, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in South Bend Memorial hospital following a six-month illness.

Mrs. Putnam was incorrectly identified as Mrs. Karen TUTMAN in Thursday’s Sentinel.

She was born Jan. 11, 1947 in Wabash to Arbie and Dorothy BIGGS UTTER and had lived most of her life in the Akron area.  She was married Aug. 27, 1971 in Illinois to Alvin PUTNAM, who survives.  Mrs. Putnam was a member of the Rochester Eagles Auxiliary.

Surviving with the husband are the mother, Mrs. Dorothy UTTER, Logansport; two sons, Scott INGLESBY, Park Ridge, Ill., and Keith INGLESBY, at home; a daughter, Karey PUTNAM, at home; two step-daughters, Laurie and Kelly PUTNAM, Twelve Mile; five brothers, James, Richard, Mark and Joseph UTTER, all of Logansport, and Steven UTTER, Warsaw, and a sister, Mrs. Julia STANER, Warsaw.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funerl home, Akron, with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Odell A. Good

Odell A. GOOD, 75, 600 Jefferson street, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at South Bend Memorial hospital following an illness of several years.

He was born March 16, 1904 in Wabash county to Alonzo and Mertie GEARHART GOOD.  He had lived in Rochester for four years, moving from Leiters Ford.  Mr. Good was married April 25, 1928 in Wabash county to Bessie H. BURKETT, who died Aug. 5, 1976.  Mr. Good was retired from the Studebaker corporation and also had worked at the Culver Military Academy.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. E. (Margaret) SMITH, Owensboro, Ky., and Mrs. James (Helen) McCLAIN, South Bend; a son, J. D. GOOD, Rochester; eight grandchildren, and two brothers, Ray GOOD, Akron, and Carl GOOD, North Manchester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until time of service.
Saturday, June 23, 1979

 

Lon Zimmerman

Lon ZIMMERMAN of St. Petersburg, Fla, a former Rochester resident, died at 5:45 a.m. today in Apollo Memorial hospital, St. Petersburg.

He was born in Fulton county to John and Sarah BLACKBURN ZIMMERMAN and had lived 14 years in St. Petersburg, moving from Rochester.  His first marriage was to Fern BRYANT in Niles, Mich., on Jan. 29, 1917.  She died Oct. 22, 1964.  His second marriage was to Guerrie BROGAN in St. Petersburg on June 17, 1966.  She survives.  Mr. Zimmerman was retired from the U.S. Postal service and was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. and Masonic lodges and the South Bend Scottish Rite.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. William (Sara Jane) BOSWELL, Muncie, and Mrs. James (Luanne) McCURDY, Northfield, Mo.; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Monday.  Masonic rites will be conducted by the Rochester Masonic lodge at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.  Memorials may be sent to the Heart association or Lung association.

 

Monday, June 25, 1979

 

Lloyd T. Starner

Services for Lloyd T. STARNER, 75, Macy, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and until hour of service Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Macy United Methodist church.

Mr. Starner was killed south of Rochester in a truck-semitrailer accident at 7:10 a.m. Saturday at Speck’s Corner, U.S. 31 and Miami County Road 1350 North.

State police reported that Starner was westbound on the county road and failed to yield the right-of-way at the U.S. 31 intersection.  His truck was struck broadside by a southbound semi-rig driven by Joseph VOLOVIEK, 48, North Fort Myers, Fla.  Voloviek was listed in fair condition at Duke’s hospital, Peru.

Mr. Starner was born Feb. 21, 1904 in Talma to Brod and Charlotte SWIHART STARNER and had lived in Macy for 43 years.  His first marriage was to Ferrie RICHARDSON on Oct. 19, 1934.  She died Sept. 25, 1974.  His second marriage was to Phyllis McCRARY, on Aug. 21, 1978; she survives.  Mr. Starner was a retired farmer and trucker and a member of the Macy United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert STARNER, Claypool; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) LOCKWOOD, South Bend; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; a brother, George DANIELS, South Bend; a step-son, Jerry McCRARY, Laurel, Miss., and three step-daughters, Mrs. John (Jane) JABERG, New Waverly, Ind.; Mrs. Henry (Kay) SCHRADER, Logansport, and Mrs. Bruce (Connie) JONES, Peru.
Edmond W. Bauer

Edmond W. BAUER, 23, of Mishawaka, formerly of Monterey, died at 1:50 p.m. Saturday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, as a result of an auto accident on Ind. 17 Saturday southwest of Plymouth.

He was born Feb. 28, 1956 in Plymouth to William and Bonnie WYLER BAUER, who survive and reside in Monterey.  He had lived in Mishawaka for two years.  Mr. Bauer was married June 4, 1977 in South Bend to Mary A. DECKER, who survives.  He was a salesman for the Michiana Merchandising company of Mishawaka.

Surviving with the parents and wife are a daughter, Renee [BAUER], at home; three brothers, Mike, Tim and William [BAUER], Jr., all of Monterey; a sister, Miss Nancy BAUER, Monterey, and the grandmothers, Mrs. Pauline OVERMYER and Mrs. Fred BAUER, both of Monterey.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne’s Catholic church, Monterey, with the Rev. John MANNIAN officiating.  Burial will be in St. Anne’s cemetery.  Friends may call today at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the St. Anne’s church.

 

Andrea M. Rowe

Andrea M. ROWE, daughter of Tracy and Debra CALHOUN ROWE, R.R. 2, Argos, was stillborn at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert CALHOUN, R.R. 2, Argos; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene ROWE, Argos; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert CRAIG, Plymouth, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald CALHOUN, Sr., Argos, and the paternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Minniebelle ROWE, Argos, and Mrs. Erma O’DELL, Rochester.

Graveside services were to be conducted at 4 p.m. today in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery with the Rev. Stephen FELDER officiating.  Grossman funeral home, Argos, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Hayden W. Sears

Services for Hayden Wayne SEARS, 23, Peru, will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.

Mr. Sears died Saturday at 12:15 a.m. in Peru after being struck in a hit-and-run accident.

He was born Sept. 15, 1955 to Bob and Betty SEARS, who survive and reside in Peru.

Also are the wife, Diane [SEARS], Peru; a daughter, Angelia [SEARS], at home; two brothers, Bob SEARS, Rochester, and Willie SEARS, Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Pam MYERS and Violet SEARS, both of Kansas; a half-brother, Bryon UTTER, North Manchester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Fannie SEARS, Pendleton; a step-grandmother, Mrs. Madeline WOODWARD, Wabash, and nieces and nephews.

 

Edith G. Merley

Mrs. Edith G. MERLEY, 82, formerly of R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10:05 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Tuesday, June 26, 1979

 

Edith G. Merley

Services for Mrs.Edith Glen MERLEY, 83, formerly of R.R. 1, Akron, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday.

Mrs. Merley died at 10:05 a.m. Monday in the Rochester nursing home, where she had resided for three years.  She had been in failing health for three years.

Until retiring at the age of 75 on Jan. 4, 1971, Mrs. Merley had been a newspaper linotype operator for 56 years.  The linotype was a typesetting machine used in the “hot metal” process of producing newspapers that has been supplanted largely by the photographic method now used by most newspapers, including The Rochester Sentinel.

Mrs. Merley began her linotype career in 1914 at the former Warsaw Union and also worked at The Akron News, The News-Sentinel (now The Rochester Sentinel), The Remington Press and The North Judson News before retiring in 1962 at the age of 65.  In 1968, she came out of retirement to work for The Sentinel for another three years before retiring for the second time in 1971.

Mrs. Merley was born April 1, 1896 near Rochester to Therman D. and Flora R. CLEMANS SMITH and had resided most of her life in Fulton county.  She was married in Fulton county on Sept. 14, 1918 to Nyle MERLEY, who died June 6, 1973.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George (Martha Jean) HENNING, Waukesha, Wis.; Mrs. Ronald C. (Joanne) HILES, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Edwin (Patricia Lou] JOHNSON, Metamora, Ill. two sons, Robert Dean MERLEY, New Carlisle, and Ted MERLEY, R.R. 1, Macy; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Hazel CARTER, Van Nuys, Cal., and a brother, Ralph SMITH, R.R. 4, Rochester.  A grandson and three sisters preceded in death.

 

Ira E. Baker

Ira E. BAKER, 77, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial hospital following a two-week illness.

He was born June 29, 1901 in Athens to Charles and Harriet MILLER BAKER and had lived most of his life in the Athens and Green Oak communities.  His first marriage was to Mabel SMITH, in Octoer of 1921.  She died in 1924.  His second marriage was to Edna F. FELTY on Feb. 20, 1926 in Rochester.  She died Feb. 8, 1979.  Mr. Baker was retired from farming.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (LuEdith) SEVERNS,,R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Ethel JOHNSON, Warsaw; four sons, Fred [BAKER], Mishawaka; Waldo [BAKER], LaPorte; Paul [BAKER], Elkhart, and Ira [BAKER], Churubusco; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs.  Bertha PIERATT, Rochester, and Mrs. Marie BOICE, Warsaw; a half-sister, Mrs. Mabel SHOEMAKER, Warsaw, and two half-brothers, Raymond BOWERS, Athens, and Ralph BOWERS, New Orleans, La.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call from  3:30-9 p.m. Wednesday and until hour of service Thursday.
William J. Hepler

William J. HEPLER, 65, Tippecanoe, died at 12:51 a.m. today at Parkview hospital in Plymouth.

He was born Feb. 24, 1914 in Terre Haute and had lived in Tippecanoe since 1964, moving from Argos.  Mr. Hepler was married Oct. 15, 1955 to Ruth HAND, who died Feb. 3, 1970.  He was retired from the Ritzcraft corporation, Argos, was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Argos American Legion post.

Surviving are a son, Steven HEPLER, Dumfries, Va.; a granddaughter, and two sisters, Mrs. Elnora VEACH, Westville, and Mrs. Dorothy LEWIS, Terre Haute.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and until time of service Thursday.  The Argos American Legion post will conduct graveside military honors.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 1979

 

Bertha M. Friend

Bertha M. FRIEND, 86, Mexico, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Peru.

She was born in Miami county on Oct. 17, 1892 to William and Anna NOECKER DEWALD and had lived in Miami county most of her life.  She was married Feb. 8, 1913 in Mexico to Chrles E. FRIEND, who survives.  Mrs. Friend was a member of the Golden Rule class and the Golden Society of the Denver Baptist church.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Gerald [FRIEND], Macy; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) SARVER and Mrs. Morland (Rosalyn) ROLLER, both of Peru, and Mrs. Robert (Maxine) BROWN, Fowler; a brother, Grover DEWALD, Rochester; nine grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  A daughter, four brothers and five sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, June 28, 1979

 

Betty C. Sheets

Betty C. SHEETS, 68, Frankfort, died at 12:47 p.m. Wednesday in the Howard Community hospital, Kokomo.

She was born March 6, 1911 in Clinton to John and Lottie FAIRFIELD HUDDLESTON and had lived in the Frankfort area all of her life.  She married Walter SHEETS March 31, 1928 in Frankfort.  He survives.  She was a member of the Frankfort United Methodist church and the Women of the Moose of Frankfort.

Surviving with the husband is a brother, William E. HUDDLESTON, Rochester, and three nephews.  A sister preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Eller funeral home, Frankfort.  The Rev. Raymond BROWN will officiate the service.  Burial will follow in the Bunnell cemetery.  Friends may call between 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
David Sirken

David SIRKEN, R.R. 7, Lake Manitou, died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks.  He had been ill for about eight months.

Born in Sioux City, Ia. to Julius and Gussie CHERPAKO SIRKEN, Mr. Sirken had lived in the Rochester area for 25 years, moving here from Columbus, Ohio.  He married Marguerite WALTER July 20, 1956 in Rochester; she survives.  Mr. Sirken was the owner and operator of the Dave Sirken Distributing company, Rochester, for 20 years.  He served with the United States Marine Corps in World War II and was a member of the Rochester Elks lodge, a member and past president of the Rochester Kiwanis club and a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Henry (Mildred) STERLING, Miami, Fla.; a brother, Alex SIRKEN, Los Angeles, Cal., and several nieces and nephews, including Marc SIRKEN, R.R. 7, Lake Manitou, who is associated with Sirken in the distributing business.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funerl home with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Graveside rites will be given at 3:30 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery with Rabbi Elliot ROSENSTOCK officiating.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the St. John’s Lutheran church, Rochester.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday.

 

Friday, June 29, 1979

 

Richard A. Eggers

Richard A. EGGERS, 23, Las Vegas, Nev., a former Rochester resident, was killed at 5:45 a.m. today in a 25-floor fall from the Caesar’s Palace hotel in Las Vegas.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill EGGERS of Lake Mantou.

A journeyman carpenter, Mr. Eggers was working on an addition to the hotel when a scaffolding at the 25th floor collapsed.

Mr. Eggers was born Feb. 16, 1956 in Cleveland, O., to G. William and Nancy AUER EGGERS.  He moved to Las Vegas 2 1/2 years ago from Rochester.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholkc church of Rochester, was a 1974 graduate of Rochester  high school and attended Indiana State universit.

Surviving with the parents are three brothers at home, Karl, Thomas and Kurt [EGGERS]; a sister at home, Elizabeth [EGGERS]; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James D. EGGERS, Lakewood, O., and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. George AUER, Lakewood.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Saturday, June 30, 1979

 

Richard A. Eggers

Services for Richard A. EGGERS, 23, Las Vegas, Nev., who was killed in a fall from an addition to Caesar’s Palace hotel in Las Vegas on which he was working Friday morning, will be in the St. Joseph Catholic church Monday at 10 a.m. with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, on Sunday from   2 to 9 p.m.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Elson Reed

Elson REED, 82, Argos, died at 6:14 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

He was born Jan. 26, 1897 in Marshall county to Edson and Lille ROACH REED and had lived most of his life in the Argos area.  He was first married on Dec. 24, 1918 in Plymouth to Edna SEYMOUR, who died Jan.14, 1950.  His second marriage was on Feb. 21, 1955 to Erbie PERRY, who died Feb. 15, 1974.  Mr. Reed was a retired farmer and a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren in Argos.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Betty) HALL, Argos; Mrs. Harold (Virginia) HARMAN, Roann; Mrs. Leonard (Mary Alice) GENSINGER, Plymouth; Mrs. Denver (Lucille) JONES, Argos, and Mrs. Floyd (Joan) HUDSON, Huntington Beach, Cal.; a son, Roy [REED], Lapaz; two step-daughters, Eunice JAMISON, Claypool, and Mrs. Marjorie CAUFFMAN, Trenton, Ky.; twenty-three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; nineteen step-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Goldie) ROHRER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Delphie VUROUS, also of Plymouth, and two brothers, Emory REED, Bremen, and Lloyd REED, Argos.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Argos Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Rett PETTCHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut church cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, and one hour prior to service at the church.

 

Monday, July 2, 1979

 

Everly E. Hoover

Everly E. HOOVER, 89, Plymouth, died at 1 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, following a one-month illness.

He was born in Deedsville April 3, 1890.  He was married Aug. 14, 1912 to Ida May DAWALD, who died in 1974.  Mr. Hoover formerly was a schoolteacher in the Rochester area and was retired after serving 33 years as a railway mailclerk.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Genevea HOOVER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Michael (Lois) ROMANO, Chicago; a brother, Paul HOOVER, Rochester, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) MARBURGER, Anaheim, Cal.; Mrs. Paul LEFFEL, Kewanna, and Mrs. Zena MILLER, Bremen.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Van Gilder funeral home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Hugh CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
Tuesday, July 3, 1979

 

Jonathan M. Booher

Final rites for Jonathan M. BOOHER, 23, Melbourne, Fla., will be Thursday at 1:30 p..m. in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mr. Booher died Monday in Fort Wayne.  He was the son of Ray and Maralyn BOOHER, Terre Haute.  He was born July 30, 1955 in Melbourne.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Penny [BOOHER]; two brothers, Nathan and David [BOOHER], and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Herberl L. MYERS, Four Seasons Mobile Estates.  The maternal grandfather, Herbert “Buck” MYERS, and the paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Verley BOOHER, preceded in death.

Zimmerman Brothers is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

Robert Evans

Robert “Red” EVANS, 37, R.R. 5, Logansport, died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday at Wishard hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Jan. 5, 1942 in Boston, Mass.  He was married in 1963 to Betty ULERY, who survives.  He was employed by the Conners sawmill, Walton.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Carri, Shelly, Shawn and Tina [EVANS], all at home, and a son at home, Travis [EVANS]; six brothers, and two sisters, all in Massachusetts.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, with the Revs. Bruce RUSSELL and Ray HALTERMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Mary L. Shelton

Mrs. Mary Lou SHELTON, 51 [?], of Brownsburg, formerly of Akron, died this morning in Brownsburg.

Local arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

 

Wednesday, July 4, 1979

 

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Thursday, July 5, 1979

 

Leonard E. Hattery

Leonard E. HATTERY, 51, Wabash, formerly of Rochester, died at 11:32 p.m. Wednesday in Wabash County hospital, Wabash.

He was born Oct. 5, 1927 in Athens to George and Edith MOORE HATTERY and had lived most of his life in the Rochester area.  He was employed by the Wabash Valley sawmill.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Earlene Laura) KRUGER; a son, Clifford [HATTERY], and two grandchildren, all of Knox; three brothers, George [HATTERY], Rochester; Wilson [HATTERY], Peru, and Bobby [HATTERY], Plymouth, and a sister, Mrs. William (Opal) SWEET, Rochester.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.


 

Mary L. Shelton

Services for Mrs. Mary Lou SHELTON, 50 [sic], Brownsburg, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home,Akron.  Father Richard PUETZ will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Mrs. Shelton died at 6 a.m. Tuesday in her residence.  She was born Oct. 31, 1928 in Akron to Conrad and Ardella FREAMOUW SINGPIEL and had lived in Brownsburg for the past 21 years, moving from Akron.  She was a registered nurse and was employed by the Central Health Center, Indianapoli.  She was a member of the St. Malachy Catholic church, Brownsburg.

Surviving are the father and step-mother, Conrad and Koma SINGPIEL, Argos; three sons, Michael [SHELTON], Indianapolis, and Matt and David [SHELTON], both of Brownsburg; three daughters, Mrs. Darryl (Kim) CALVERT, Brownsburg; Kile SHELTON, Indianapolis, and Kristi SHELTON, Brownsburg; a brother, Stan SINGPIEL, North Manchester; two sisters, Mrs. James (Connie) RAMSEY, Akron, and Mrs. Frankie SPARKS, Grand Rapids, Mich., and a granddaughter.

 

Elva Stayton

Mrs. Elva STAYTON, 96, R.R. 1, Bremen, formerly of Culver, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Sept. 6, 1882 in Culver to John and Mary FRY LARGE.  She was married April 12, 1902 in Culver to Charles STAYTON, who died June 26, 1959.  Mrs. Stayton was a member of the former Maxinkuckee Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roscoe (Victoria) NEWCOMB, Culver; Mrs. Harry (Grace) CRAIG, Bremen, and Mrs. Robert (Edith) HASSLET, Edwardsburg, Mich.; a son, Willard “Pete” [STAYTON], Plymouth; twenty-one grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; thirty-six great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Ralph LARGE, Culver.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery, west of Argos.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday and until time of service Saturday.

 

Milo D. Hughes

Milo D. HUGHES, 81, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence following a seven-year illness.

He was born Dec. 17, 1897 in Fulton county to James and Caroline EHERNMAN HUGHES on the property now occupied by Woodlawn hospital on the north side of East Ninth street next to the Rochester city golf course.  The family moved to Marshall county when Mr. Hughes was two years old.  He had lived at his present home near Argos for 41 years.  He was married May 20, 1929 in South Bend to Evelyn PUTERBAUGH, who survives.  Mr. Hughes was a retired farmer and former employee of the South Bend Studebaker corporation.  He was a member of the former Gilead Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Charles SMITH, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Mrs. Ted COLEMAN, Tipp City, O.; a son, Robert [HUGHES], R.R. 2, Warsaw; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Arley MITCHEM officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Friaday, July 6, 1979

 

Emma M. Shoemaker

Mrs. Emma M. SHOEMAKER, 85, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 6:17 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for two months.

Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home.

 

Saturday, July 7, 1979

 

Emma M. Shoemaker

Services for Mrs. Emma M. SHOEMAKER, 85, Argos, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren, with her grandsons, The Revs. George TAULBEE, Jr., and Lee RICHARDSON, officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery, near Mentone.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Mrs. Shoemaker died Friday morning at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.  She was born Feb. 17, 1894 in Etna Green to John and Lydia WATSON DECKER.  She was married March 2, 1911 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Loyd SHOEMAKER, who died April 16, 1963.  She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Beatrice) O’NEAL, Argos; Mrs. Aubrey (Marie) KELLEY, Plymouth; Mrs. Lester (Eva) HIVELY, Burket, and Mrs. George (Betty) TAULBEE, South Bend; a son, William [SHOEMAKER], South Bend; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Leona DECKER, Elkhart, and two brothers, Virgil DECKER, Mishawaka, and Fred DECKER, Warsaw.

 

Monday, July 9, 1979

 

Prock Stone

Prock STONE, 79, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 9:05 p.m. Sunday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth, following an illness of several months.

He was born Feb. 12, 1900 in Sublet, Ky., to Turner and Della SIZEMORE STONE and had lived in the Argos area for 43 years, moving from Stockridge, Mich.  His first marriage was in 1921 to Ossie DODSON, who died in 1937.  His second marriage was on June 1, 1938 to Grace SALYER, who survives.  Mr. Stone was a farmer and a member of the Marshall County Farm Bureau Co-op and the Knox Pentecostal church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Joyce WEAVER, Gregory, Mich.; six sons, Herbert, Albert and Alvin [STONE], all of Jackson, Mich.; Landa [STONE], Bremen, and Larry and Robert STONE, both of Argos; twenty-five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jane WATSON, Leslie, Mich., and a brother, George STONE, California.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 10, 1979

 

Lee Elkins

Lee ELKINS, 67, Kalamazoo, Mich., formerly of Argos, died at 10:15 p.m. Monday at the Borgess hospital, Kalamazoo.

He was born June 14, 1912 in Shawnee, Okla., to Charles and Minnie FOSTER ELKINS.  He was married in 1948 to Jean BROWN.  Mr. Elkins was the past-president and owner of McNamara Motor Express company, Kalamazoo, and the McNamara Motor Racing Division, which owned the McNamara Special.  The Special competed at the Indianapolis 500.  Mr. Elkins also formerly drove sprint cars.  He was a member of the Kalamazoo Elks lodge.

Surviving are two daughters, Vicki [ELKINS], Kalamazoo, and Debra [ELKINS], Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Brian Lee [ELKINS], Kalamazoo, and Gary [ELKINS], South Bend, and a brother, Osborne [ELKINS], Bremen.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Entombment will follow in the private family mausoleum at New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and until time of service Thursday.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 1979

 

Earl Enyart

Earl ENYART, 83, Third and Madison streets, was injured fatally Tuesday at 11:29 a.m. when a tractor he was operating rolled over.

Mr. Enyart was driving a tractor pulling a roller north on the Enyart Motor Sales lot on East Fourth street.  As he turned to head south, the roller slid down the Mill Creek embankment and pulled the tractor into the creek, pinning Enyart underneath.

Construction workers at the housing for the elderly being built by Dr. Kenneth HOFF just east of the Enyart lot witnessed the accident and rushed to the tractor, finding Enyart pinned underwater.

The workers uprighted the tractor, freed Enyart and assisted in getting him to a Fulton County Emeergency Medical Services unit.

Enyart died at 11:47 a.m. at Woodlawn hospital from multiple head and internal injuries.

Born June 21, 1896 in Rochester, he was the son of Nathan and Emma HOWER ENYART and had lived here for 40 years.  He also had resided in Cass and Marshall counties.  He was married Feb. 11, 1915 in Twelve Mile to Ursa FILBEY, who survives.  He operated an armature and generator repair business in Rochester and a new car agency and an animal and deer park on East Fourth street.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Russell (Evelyn) WILLIAMS, Wahalla, Mich.; Mrs. Noel (Eileen) SIMPSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Dale (Norma) BECKER, Elwood; five sons, Wilson [ENYART], Sherwood, Mich.; Raymond and Emerson [ENYART], Rochester, and Kenneth and Carl [ENYART], South Bend; twenty-seven grandchildren; fifty great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Olive CAREY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Rhoda BEVELHEIMER, Tipton.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Private services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at the Foster & Good funeral home and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call today from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Nellie G. Gooch

Mrs. Nellie G. GOOCH, 68, Warsaw, died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, in the Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born Jan. 15, 1911, in Francesville to Chris and Grace OWENS HUPPERT.  She was married in 1985 to Homer GOOCH who survives.  Mrs. Gooch was a school teacher in Akron, Leesburg and Warsaw.  She was a member of the First United Methodist church of Warsaw, Ladies Shrine, Indiana State Teacher’s Association, and Rainbow.

Surviving with the husband are three step-sons, Mickey [GOOCH], Arlington, Texas; Douglas [GOOCH], Warsaw; and James [GOOCH], Goshen; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ed (Joanne) SHERMAN, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mrs. James (Margaret) LARTON, Fort Myers, Fla.  Also surviving are 11 step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild, along with a brother, Stanley HUPPERT, Fort Myers, Fla.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Ray MILLS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Bertha Pieratt

Mrs. Bertha PIERATT, 83, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester nursing home.

Mrs. Pieratt was born Sept. 25, 1895, in Athens to Charles and Harriet LuEdith MILLER BAKER.  She had lived in Fulton and Cass counties her lifetime.  She was first married to Henry UTTER in August of 1911, who preceded in death.  She married Elmer KELLER in 1931.  He also preceded in death.  Her third marriage was to Elwood PIERATT in December of 1947.  Mr. Pieratt survives.

Surviving with the husband are, two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Ethel) CLINGAMAN, Peru, and Mrs. Gerald (Edna) GRAY, Huntington; four sons, Alfred UTTER, Wabash; Henry UTTER, St. Petersburg, Fla,; Norman UTTER, Phoenix, Ariz., and Robert UTTER, Gilead, Ohio.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren, along with a sister, Mrs. Marie BOICE, Warsaw; a half-sister, Mrs. Mabel SHOEMAKER, Warsaw; and two half-brothers, Raymond BOWERS, Athens, and Ralph BOWERS, New Orleans, La.

Services tentatively have been set for 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.  Friends may call from 3:30-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Friday.
Thursday, July 12, 1979

 

Esther J. Hawk

Mrs. Esther J. HAWK, 45, Leiters Ford, became Fulton county’s fourth traffic fatality of 1979 Wednesday when she died from injuries suffered in a two-car crash at County Road 600 West and County Road 600 North at 10:40 p.m.

Mrs. Hawk died from massive head injuries after being thrown from her vehicle.

Mrs. Hawk was driving south on County Road 600 West.  Her car was struck at the intersection with County Road 600 North by a vehicle driven by Jerry E. BURTON, 16, Leiters Ford, who was headed west on County Road 600 North.

Burton stated to police that when he approached the intersection, he applied his brakes but they failed and his car entered the intersection, striking the Hawk car in the side.

Burton suffered a laceration to his head and bruises to his shoulder and ankle.  He was admitted to Woodlawn hospital and is listed in fairly good condition.

A passenger in the Hawk auto, Becky S. HAWK, 18, Leiters Ford, suffered lacerations and was treated and released from Woodlawn hospital.

Damage was $650 to the Burton auto and $1,300 to Mrs. Hawk’s.

The last fatalities in Fulton county occurred May 18 when two Rochester youths were killed when their car struck a tree on Old U.S. 31 south of Olson Road.

Mrs. Hawk was born March 10, 1934 in Fulton county to John and Hazil CLAY WALTZ and had lived most of her life in Fulton county.  She was married Feb. 10, 1953 in Rochester to Robert HAWK, who survives.  She assisted her husband in operating the Hawk’s service station and garage in Leiters Ford.  She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Becky Sue [HAWK], at home; a son, Randy Eugene [HAWK], also at home; four sisters, Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) GIBBONS, R.R. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Donald (Irene) OLSON, R.R. 4, Rochester Mrs. Jack (Betty) FAWLAY, Mentone, and Miss Patsy WALTZ, East Chicago, and two brothers, Richard WALTZ, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Byron WALTZ, R.R. 4, Rochester.  A daughter, the parents, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Alva WARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 3-9 p.m. and on Saturday until the hour of service.

 

Friday, July 13, 1979 to Saturday, July 14, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, July 16, 1979

 

Etta Emmons Haldy

Mrs. Etta EMMONS HALDY, Princeton, a former owner of the former Karn hotel in Rochester, died Friday in Princeton at the age of 89 years.

Services were conducted this morning at the Colvins funeral home in Princeton and burial was in an Evansville cemetery.
Eleanora Peterson

Mrs. Eleanora PETERSON, 82, North Manchester, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Peabody Memorial home, North Manchester, where she had resided since August, 1968.

She was born Sept. 24, 1896 in Paxton, Ill., to John and Christina ANDERSSON HANSON and had lived most of her life in Rocheter.  She was married Nov. 11, 1919 in Rochester to Boyd PETERSON, who died March 19, 1950.  Mr. Peterson was a former Fulton county sheriff and founder of the Peterson-Rauschke Insurance Agency, Rochester.  Mrs. Peterson was a former director of the Farmers and Merchants bank of Rochester and the Fulton County Welfare Department.  She was a member of the Rochester O.E.S., the Rochester First Christian church, the White Shrine, a charter member of the McKinley club, the Froebel club and the Red Cross Gray Ladies.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Lorene) RAUSCHKE, Rochester; Mrs. Oliver (Lucyanna) HITCH, Green Bay, Wis.; Mrs. Milton (Selena) THACKER, Oceanside, Cal., and Mrs. Michael (Fritzie) HABIG, Mooresville; nine grandchildren, Susan Beth CLAUSEN, Highland; Engrid HITCH MENG, Green Bay, Wis.; Peter HITCH, Minneapolis; Bill HITCH, Madison, Wis.; Stephen THACKER, Oceanside, Cal. Karin THACKER, San Francisco; Christine HABIG, Washington, D.C. Brenda HABIG AMADOR, Houston, Texas and Mike HABIG, Mooresville, and five great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Beth CLAUSEN, and Molly, Kate and Preston MENG.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rochester First Christian church with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, from 2-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Rochester First Christian church.

 

Tuesday, July 17, 1979

 

Leta Tinkey

Mrs. Leta TINKEY, 41, Wyomissing Hills, Pa., died Monday at 1:58 p.m. in the Reading hospital, Reading, Pa.

She was born Aug. 14, 1937 in Indiana to James Lee and Trella KEAL DUFF, who survive and reside in Kewanna.  She was married March 20, 1959 to Merl L. TINKEY, who also survives.

Surviving with the parents and husband are a son, Brett [TINKEY], and a daughter, Lichelle [TINKEY], both at home, and two brothers, Galen and Clifford DUFF, both of Leiters Ford.

Services will be Wednesday in West Reading, Pa.  A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.
Wednesday, July 18, 1979

 

William R. Whitley

William Raymond WHITLEY, 72, Elgin, Ill., died Monday in the Sherman hospital, Elgin.

He was born April 21, 1907 in Greenville, Texas to Emory and Edna OWENS WHITLEY.  He was married to Eleanor PENDERY, who survives.  He had been an employee of the Montgomery Ward company for 39 years before retiring in 1964.  He was a member of the Larkin Avenue Baptist church, Elgin, the Fort Worth Masonic lodge and the Elgin Eastern Star.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Robbie) SCHNAREL, Rochester; the mother, Mrs. Edna WHITLEY, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Blanche BAKER, and a brother, Grady WHITLEY, both of Fort Worth.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Larkin Avenue Baptist church, Elgin, and burial will be in the River Valley memorial garden, West Dundee, Ill.  Friends may call after       6 p.m. Thursday at the Stout funeral home, Elgin.  Omission of flowers is requested; memorials may be sent to the Larkin Avenue Baptist church.

 

Harvey H. Mollenhour

Harvey H. MOLLENHOUR, 87, Dunnellon, Fla., died Tuesday morning in Ocala, Fla.

He was born Jan. 12, 1892 in Sevastapol, Ind., to Lyman and Mary MORGAN MOLLENHOUR and had lived in Florida for 11 years.  He was married in Tippecanoe to Zedna HORN, who survives.  Mr. Mollenhour was a retired farmer and a member of the United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Winnie MALLOY, Dullellon, Fla., and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Thursday, July 19, 1979

 

George Lachick

George LACHICK, 67, R.R. 5, Rochestr, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital, following a two-year illness.

He was born April 13, 1912 in Warsaw, Poland, and had come to Fulton county from Poland in 1937.  He was married Sept. 15, 1967 in Rochester to Katherine SHAMBACH, who died Sept. 13, 1970.  Mr. Lachick was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a brother, John [LACHICK], in Poland, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday and until hour of service Saturday.
Evelyn Klinedinst

Mrs. Evelyn KLINEDINST, 67, R.R. 2, Argos, died Tuesday night at her residence.

She was born Sept. 27, 1911 in Argos to Charles and Bessie GALL CROW and had lived most of her life in Marshall county, moving to Argos in 1968.  She was married July 20, 1931 in Valparaiso to Russell KLINEDINST, who died in April, 1973.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Charles CROW, R.R. 2, Argos, and a sister, Mrs. Helen DOBBS, LaPorte.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and until the time of service Saturday.

 

Friday, July 20, 1979

 

Abbie M. Thomas

Mrs. Abbie M. THOMAS, 65, Delong, died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after an extended illness.

She was born July 27, 1913 in Culver to James and Mary DUDDLESON CHAPMAN and lived in the Delong area most of her life.  She married Raymond W. THOMAS June 21, 1936 in South Bend.  He died in 1962.  Mrs. Thomas was retired from Culver Military Academy in 1978 and was a member of the former Delong Methodist church and the Kewanna Rebekah lodge 140.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) SMITH, South Bend; a son, Keith C. THOMAS, Leitrs Ford; five grandsons; a great-granddaughter, and a sister, Mrs. Ines HUMBERT, Culver.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Richard BENNETT of Marion officiating.  Burial will follow in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.  Rebekah memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Parkview hospital critical care unit.

 

Beulah Banks

Beulah BANKS, 73, Deedsville, died at 9:36 p.m. Thursday at the Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

She was born in Carlisle April 23, 1905 to John and Minnie ALUMBAUGH MENG.  She married Walter BANKS on June 20, 1929 in Indianapolis.  He survives.  She was a member of the Church of Christ, Peru.

Surviving with the husband are four sisters, Mrs. Helen GRIGGS, Sullivan; Mrs. Gladys SPENCER, Rockford, Ill.; Miss Ruby MENG, Sullivan, and Mrs. Elsie AYERS, Indianapolis, and a brother, Ernie MENG, Terre Haute.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Larry COBB officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, July 21, 1979

 

Harold Nelson

Harold D. “Macy” NELSON, 62, Shorewood Estates, Rochester, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday in his residence.

He was born Feb. 18, 1917 in Burket to Masa and Mina BARKMAN NELSON, and had lived most of his life in the Mentone area, moving to Rochester last month.  He was married Dec. 28, 1943 in Rochester to Genavee MOORE, who survives.  Mr. Nelson was a retired insurance man and the former owner of the Mentone Boggs-Nelson insurance agency.  He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Sandra) MORIARTY, South Bend; a step-mother, Mrs. Ruth NELSON, Rochester; a brother, Delford NELSON, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Elgie (Velma) VANDERMARK, Rochester, and a grandson.  A son, Stephen [NELSON], preceded in death.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, July 23, 1979

 

John R. Richardson

John Robert “Bob” RICHARDSON, 55, Marion, died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday in the V.A. Medical Center, Indianapolis.

He was born Aug. 17, 1923 in Athens to Talfred and Sylvia WERNER RICHARDSON and had lived in the Marion area for 19 years.  He married Mary Pearl CANDY on March 5, 1958 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  She survives.  He was a chef and a member of the VFW Post of Gas City, the Jonesboro American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving with the wife is a daughter, Mrs. Harold (JoElaine) ALDRICH, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. two step-daughters, Mrs. Joan WELCH and Mrs. Ronald (Janet) LEECH, both of Marion; a step-son, Ronald THOMPSON, Marion; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; his step-mother, Mrs. Mabel RICHARDSON, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Lynn (Catherine) KIZER, South Bend; four brothers, James [RICHARDSON], R.R. 2, Rochester; Clifford [RICHARDSON], Anderson; Fred [RICHARDSON], Tippecanoe, and Bill [RICHARDSON], Kalamazoo, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Foster & Good funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.  The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call at the Jay, Swift and Storey funeral home at Gas City from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and until time of services Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home, Rochester.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.
Ethel G. Martin

Mrs. Ethel Grace MARTIN, 89, formerly of 723 Monroe street, died at 6 a.m. Sunday in the Rochester nursing home.

She was born June 29, 1890 in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. John BARRETT and had lived here for seven years, returning from Patterson, N.J.  Her first marriage was to Harrison IRVINE, in 1915; he preceded in death.  Her second marriage was to Charles MARTIN in 1920; he died in 1966.

Surviving are five nieces, Mrs. Martha BOWERS and Mrs. Ruth MARTIN, both of Patterson, N.J., and Mrs. Lloyd (Florence) JEFFERIES, Mrs. Benile (Mary) BERRY, and Mrs. Clarence (Mildred) WENTZEL, all of Rochester, and a cousin, John BARRETT, Rochester.  A son, Barrett IRVINE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Samuel CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday.

 

Helen Tate

Mrs. Helen [SCHOONOVER] TATE, 75, Argos, died at 11:05 a.m. Saturday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

She was born Nov. 4, 1903 to Charles and Catherine HENNESSEY SCHOONOVER.  She was married Dec. 31, 1939 in Plymouth to George TATE, who died Oct. 24, 1964.  Mrs. Tate had been employed by the Indiana Department of Insurance, Indianapolis, and the Federal Office of Price Controls, Washington.  She was a graduate of Argos high school in 1921 and Northwestern university in 1925, where she belonged to Alpha Chi Omega sorority.  Mrs. Tate was a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal church, Plymouth, the Argos Eastern Star and was a founding member of the Marshall County American Association of Women.

Surviving is a brother, Charles SCHOONOVER, Argos.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Gregory SIMS officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be sent to the St. Thomas Episcopal church.

 

Tuesday, July 24, 1979

 

Velma G. Miller

Mrs. Velma Grace MILLER, 85, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. today at her residence following a three-month illness.

She was born April 4, 1894 in Green Oak to Charles and Emma HORTON and had lived most of her life in Fulton county.  She was married March 24, 1917 in Rochester to Phill A. MILLER, who died Feb. 12, 1955.  Mrs. Miller was a member of the Green Oak Community club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Billie (Audrey) BARKMAN, Mishawaka; five sons, Billie, Carl, Dick, John and Dale “Butch” [MILLER], all of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Glen HORTON, Sidel, Ill.  A brother, a sister and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and until hour of service Thursday.
Ersa Enyeart

Mrs. Ersa ENYEART, 88, Kewanna, died at 12:01 a.m. today at the Golden Age nursing home in Mishawaka.

She was born April 12, 1891 in Fulton county to Charles J. and Clara ZELLERS SPARKS.  Her first marriage was to George E. KALEY on April 7, 1912; he died in 1925.  Her second marriage ws to Oscar ENYEART on Dec. 4, 1925; he died in 1962. She was a member of the Gold Diggers of the Kewanna United Methodist church, was a 50-year member of the Kewanna Eastern Star, and was a member of the Kewanna Rebekah lodge and the Worth While club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy NELSON, South Bend four sons, Robert G. KALEY, South Bend; Tad L. ENYEART, White Bear Lake, Minn.; John J. ENYEART, Michigan City, and Thomas S. ENYEART, Mishawaka; two step-daughters, Miss Roene ENYEART, Kewanna, and Mrs. Livera HANSON, Knox; a step-son, Robert [ENYEART],  address unknown; a brother, Justin SPARKS, Fremont; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Gene V. PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Eastern Star services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

George Deamer, Jr.

George DEAMER, Jr., 71, R.R. 2, Rochester (Mount Zion), owner of the Deamer and Deamer real estate agency in Rochester, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital following an illness of seven months.

He was born April 26, 1908 in Rochester to George and Almeda UMBAUGH DEAMER and had lived most of his life in Rochester.  He was married June 6, 1936 near Talma to Doris ADAMSON, who survives.  Mr. Deamer had been a Realtor and attorney in Fulton county for 50 years.  He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran church, the Fulton County Bar association and the Fulton County Board of Realtors, of which he was a past-president and attorney.  He also had served seven years on the Indiana Real Estate Commission and on the Rochester Zoning Appeals Board.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert [DEAMER], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Phillip [DEAMER], Louisville, Ky., and a grandson, Eric [DEAMER], R.R. 6, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and until the time of service Thursday.

 

Wyle G. Bonine

Wyle G. BONINE, 73, Columbus, died at 11:55 a.m. Monday at his residence following a three-year illness.  He was born May 25, 1906 in Three Rivers, Mich., to Wyle and Harriett PERSCHBACHER BONINE.  Shortly thereafter he moved with his family to Rochester.  He graduated from Rochester high school in 1924, from the University of Michigan in 1928.  On July 3, 1936 he married Evelyn JONES, who survives.  Mr. Bonine retired in 1966 from the Borg-Warner corporation, Detroit, and moved to Columbus in 1974.

Surviving with the wife are a brother, Ernest D. BONINE, Rochester; a nephew, James BONINE, Culver, and a niece, Mrs. James [Harriett Ellen] McALLISTER, Rochester.

Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Reed and Jewel funeral home, Columbus.


 

Wednesday, July 25, 1979

 

William E. Hite

Leesburg, Ind. - William Edward HITE, 34, R.R. 1, Mentone, was killed Tuesday when a chain saw struck him in the face at Tusing Brothers Lumber company on Ind.15 near here.

He was pronounced dead at 7:56 a.m. at Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw, where he was taken by ambulance after a fellow employee saw him on the ground.

County police said Hite was cutting a log about 4 1/2 feet in diameter when the chain saw came out of the groove and hit him in the chin and then the neck.

Surviving are the wife, the father, the mother and step-father, three daughters, four brothers and five sisters, including Mrs. Richard (Barbara) AULT of Akron.

 

Thursday, July 26, 1979

 

Frederick E. Fenstermacher

Frederick E. FENSTERMACHER, 43, Rochester, died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several months.

He was born March 17, 1936 in Rocheser to Raymond and Bernice KINDIG FENSTERMACHER.  He was married Aug. 19, 1960 in Iuka, Miss., to Joyce Lee BLADE, who survives.  Mr. Fenstermacher was a truck driver for Artim Transportation, Hammond.  He was a member of Teamsters Local 142, Gary, and the First Christian church, Hammond.

Surviving with the wife are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond FENSTERMACHER, Rocheter; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Debra) PAXTON, Rochester, and Katherine FENSTERMACHER, at home; two sons, Darrin and Raymond [FENSTERMACHER], both at home; a brother, Norman FENSTERMACHER, Logansport, and a sister, Mrs. William (Maxine) HAMM, Hammond.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn hospital Cancer Detection Center.

 

Allen L. Herendeen

Allen L. “Chick” HERENDEEN, 70, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday in the Kosciusko county hospital, Warsaw, where he had been a patient for the last eight months.

Mr. Herendeen was born March 17, 1909, in Silver Lake to Chester and Ida CASE HERENDEEN.  He had lived in the Mentone area his entire life.  He was married May 7, 1930 in Brazil, Ind., to Dorothy WEISWEAVER, who survives.  He was a former owner and operator of the Mentone airport.  He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church, a charter member of the Mentone Flying Club, AOPA and the Lawrence Bell chapter of the Air Force association.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Bob [HERENDEEN], Santa Monitc, Cal., and Don [HERENDEEN], Lafayette, and two grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiatng.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.
Friday, July 27, 1970

 

William V. Watson

William Virgil WATSON, 62, Fulton, died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital following a five-year illness.

He was born Sept. 9, 1916 in Estill county, Ky., to Ben and Nettie LEE WATSON, and had lived in Rochester since 1947, coming from Kentucky.  He was married Jan. 13, 1937 in Cobb Hill, Ky., to Vivian Lorene RODGERS, who survives.  Mr. Watson was a former employee of Torin corporation, Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ronald [WATSON], Phoenx, Ariz., and Ricky [WATSON], Austin, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Milton (Nelda) HECKATHORN, Deedsville; eight grandchildren; a brother, Raymond WATSON, Clay City, Ky., and six half-brothers and sisters.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Ronald KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Salem cemetery, northwest of Fulton.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, July 28, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, July 30, 1979

 

Esther J. Brooks

Mrs. Esther J. BROOKS, 54, R.R. 7, Rochester, died at 8:50 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital following a five-month illness.

She was born Feb . 28, 1924 in Bainbridge to Joseph and Frances CUNNINGHAM and had lived in Rochester since 1966, moving from Indianapolis.  She was married Sept. 30, 1959 in Ellettsville to Harold BROOKS, who died Sept. 17, 1977.  Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Rochester Garden club, Tri Kappa sorority, the Rochester First United Presbyterian church and the Red Cross Gray Ladies.

Surviving are a son, Hal [BROOKS], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Janet MATTINGLY, Indianapolis, and the mother, Mrs. Frances CUNNINGHAM, Indianapolis.  A sister and the father preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Indianapolis Washington Park East cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be sent to the Woodlawn hospital Cancer Detection Center.
Edna Nafe

Mrs. Edna NAFE, Ypsilanti, Mich., died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Y;silanti.

She was born Jan. 25, 1890 in Fulton county to Daniel and Evelynn MOORE SMITH.  She was married May 20, 1912 in Rochester to Don NAFE, who survives.  Mrs. Nafe was a memb er of the Ypsilanti Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Don NAFE, Plymouth; six daughters, Mrs. Annabelle SHAFFER, Vincennes; Mrs. Millicente BENTZ, El Paso, Taxas; Mrs. Eldonna GRAFFIS,   R.R. 3, Kewanna; Mrs. Bonnie LAUSTED, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Evelynn Sue GELLEY, Elkhart, and Mrs. Peggy STADTMILLER, Ypsilanti; eighteen grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.  A daughter, a sister and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist church, Kewanna.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call an hour prior to service.  Services also will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist church, Ypsilanti.  The Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Edgar C. Stanton

Edgar C. STANTON, 88, Athens, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at Canterbury Manor nursing home.

He was born Feb. 13, 1891 in Fulton county and had lived in Athens since 1931, moving from the Denver-Roann area.  He was married to Fannie BERGER May 12, 1914 in Mexico; she preceded in death.  Mr. Stanton served as postmaster for the Athens area from 1931 until his retirement in 1965.

Surviving are two sons, Edward [STANTON], Athens, and Charles [STANTON], Bradenton, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Ellen) RHODES, Gas City; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A brother and two sisters prceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call after       7 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, July 31, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, August 1, 1979

 

Scott Curtis Caddy

Scott Curtis CADDY was stillborn at 1:01 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital.

Surviving are the parents, William and Sandra CADDY, R.R. 4, Rochester; a brother, Michael [CADDY], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin BOOKS, Macy, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William CADDY, Sr., R.R. 4, Rochester.

Graveside services were held today at 11 a.m. in the Moon cemetery west of Rochester.  The Rev. Clifton WILKINS officiated.  The Foster & Good funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, August 2, 1979

 

Paul A. Hoover

Paul A. HOOVER, 73, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Dec. 26, 1905 in Deedsville to Edwin and Luemma DEWALD HOOVER and had lived most of his life in Fulton county.  He was married to Gladys LEOPOLD in 1927; she died in 1941.  His second marriage was to Olive GUISE in 1943; she died in 1956.  His third marriage was to Mary OVERMYER, who survives.  Mr. Hoover was a retired farmer and teacher and a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wie are two daughters, Miss Bonnie HOOVER, Hammond, and Mrs. Pauline BAKKE, Bellville, Ill.; a son, Harry [HOOVER], Earl Park, Ind.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Martha MISHLER, Kewanna; six grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Ruth MARBURGER, Anaheim, Cal.; Mrs. Rhoda LAFFEL, Kewanna, and Mrs. Mary MILLER, Bremen.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kewanna United Methodist church with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, after 2 p.m. Friday and at the church an hour prior to the service.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Detection Center.

 

Friday, August 3, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, August 4, 1979

 

Gertrude VanDien

Mrs. Gertrude VanDIEN, 89, Plymouth, died at 5:45 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing home, Plymouth, following a four-year illness.

She was born Nov. 9,1889 in Kansas City, Kansas.  She had lived most of her life in Plymouth, but resided in Rochester from 1912-1936.  She was a member of the Plymouth First Presbyterian church and the Plymouth War Mothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gwendolyn BETHUNE, Bradenton, Fla., and Miss Mary Ann VanDIEN, El Paso, Texas; a son, Albertus [VanDIEN], Las Vegas, Nev. and a grandson.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Johnson funeral home, Plymouth with the Rev. James CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, August 6, 1979

 

[no obits]
Tuesday, August 7, 1979

 

Robert G. Beerwert

Robert G. BEERWERT, 69, Leiters Ford, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at his residence.

He was born Feb. 28, 1910 in Leiters Ford to John and Laura BRUGH BEERWERT and had lived his entire life in the Leiters Ford area.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Joe (Edna) GUISE, Cincinnati, and a nephew.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Philip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call an hour prior to the service Thursday.

 

Wednesday, August 8, 1979

 

Everett W. Boldry

Everett W. BOLDRY, 86, Kewana, died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Chase Manor nursing home, Logansport, following a six-month illness.

He was born Feb. 1, 1893 in Ripley county to Frank and Marie HEITKAMP BOLDRY and had lived in the Kewanna area for 57 years.  He was married Jan. 30, 1915 in Centerville, Ia., to Hazel Anna DOUGHERTY, who died Nov. 1, 1970.  Mr. Boldry was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a son, Gale [BOLDRY], R.R. 6, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marie) LEAVELL, Fulton, and Mrs. Omer (Wanda) HAUSER, R.R. 6, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Lola) THOMPSON, Alpine, Cal., and Mrs. Emory (Elsie) SHEETS, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile.  Two sons and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, August 9, 1979

 

Rosa M. Renfroe

Mrs. Rosa Mae RENFROE, 87, formerly of Macy, died at 3:20 a.m. today in the Methodist Memorial home, Warren, followng an extended illness.

Mrs. Renfroe had resided at the home since February, 1973.  She was married to Joseph D. RENFROE, who died March 11, 1973.  Mrs. Renfroe was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Walter [RENROE], Fort Wayne, and Orville [RENFROE], Macy; a daughter, Mrs. Myron WILSON, Dearborn, Mich.; seven grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Methodist Memorial home chapel with the Rev. Don JENNINGS officiating.  Burial will be in the EverRest Memorial cemetery, east of Logansport.  Friends may call at the chapel after 2 p.m. Friday.  Butler funeral home, Warren, is in charge of arrangements.
Friday, August 10, 1979

 

Sumner F. Swihart

Sumner F. SWIHART, 81, Plymouth, died Thursday at 10:15 p.m. in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following a year’s illness.  He was born Aug. 28, 1897 in Rochester to Nathen and Pearley KINDIG SWIHART.  He was married Dec. 20, 1923 in Plymouth to Clara ACKLES, who survives.  Mr. Swihart was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are five sons, Paul and Ray [SWIHART], both of Plymouth; Donald [SWIHART], Lapaz; Ray [sic] [SWIHART], Gary, and Irve [SWIHART], Buchanan, Mich.; six daughters, Mrs. Don (Mary), BLAKLEY, LaPorte; Mrs. William (Ethel) WHALEY, and Mrs. Eva DUNN, both of Plymouth; Mrs. Ray (Connie) TACKATT, Otway, O.; Mrs. Calvin (Bonnie) SLITER, Bradford, Ark., and Miss Frances SWIHART, Plymouth; forty-seven gradchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Ross [SWIHART], North Liberty, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel JOHNSON, Rochester.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Johnson funeral home, Plymouth, with the Rev. William UTLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, August 11, 1979

 

L. Raymon Hibschman

L. Raymon HIBSCHMAN, 79, Venice, Fla., died at 1 a.m. Friday at his residence.  He had been ill for a long period.  Mr. Hibschman was born May 21, 1900 in Mentone to Wallace C. and Alta KESSLER HIBSCHMAN.  He had lived in the Mentone area most of his life, moving to Florida 15 years ago.  He was first married to Thelma FENSTERMAKER, who died in February 1966.  He later married Edith BUCKNER BECKLEY, who died July 15, 1979.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mentone First Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Robert [HIBSCHMAN], Venice, Fla., and Devon R. [HIBSCHMAN], Buchanan, Mich.; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Charles JONES Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday at the King Memorial home, Mentone.  Memorials are to be made to the Cancer Fund or Heart Fund.

 

Florence B. Kistler

Mrs. Florence B. KISTLER, 81, Grass Creek, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital.  She was born March 16, 1898 in Twelve Mile to James and Ella SAGASAR SMITH.  She was married Oct. 16, 1918 to Elvin J. KISTLER, who died Jan.9, 1968.  Mrs. Kistler was a homemaker and a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frieda COLBY, Danville, Ill., and Corabelle CRIPPEN, R.R. 2, Rochester; three sons, Manfred [KISTLER], Auburndale, Fla., Delbert [KISTLER], Kokomo and Calvert [KISTLER], Greentown; two brothers, Lawrence B. SMITH, Peru, and Robert [SMITH], Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine HIPPS, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Hazel WALTERS, Denver, and Mrs. Viola McBANGLE, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren, and twenty-five great-grandchildren.  Five brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.


 

Monday, August 13, 1979

 

Viola Greasor

Mrs. Viola HOPPER GREASOR, 80, Kokomo, diedSnday at 6 p.m. in Howard County hospital, Kokomo, following a year’s illness.

She was born May 15, 1899 in Logansport to William and Mary SAGER HOPPER.  She was married Jan. 30, 1918 to Russell GREASOR, who survives.  Mrs. Greasor retired in 1962 from the Velco Radio company.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Pauline PALMER, Kokomo; a granddaughter, Kathy Jo PALMER, Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie WILSON, Nyona Lake, and Mrs. Hazel CHAPIN, Macy, and two brothers, Harry HOPPER, Logansport.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Murray funeral home, Galveston, with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Deer Creek cemetery, near Onward.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, and memorials may be sent to the Cancer Fund.

 

Richard Morgan

Richard MORGAN, 85, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 10:50 a.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

He was born Dec. 20, 1893 in Newton, Wales, Great Britain, and had resided for 60 years in Mishawaka until coming to Rochester in 1962.  He was married April 1, 1916 in Walston, O., to Osie FOSTER, who died April 2, 1954.  Mr. Morgan retired in 1958 from the Uniroyal company after 38 years of work there.  He was a member of the First Baptist church, Mishawaka.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Helen) DEVINE, R.R. 3, Rochester; three sons, Paul [MORGAN], Bremen; Richard [MORGAN], Jr. and Robert [MORGAN], both of Mishawaka; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Sam (Jenny) EVANS, North Newton, Wales, and a brother, Will  MORGAN, North Knighton, Wales.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mishawaka First Baptist church.  Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery, Mishawaka.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the Bubb funeral home, Mishawaka.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist church, Mishawaka.

 

Maude Taylor

Mrs. Maude TAYLOR, 91, Canterbury Manor nursing home, died Sunday at 2:20 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital following a five-year illness.

She was born July 22, 1888 in Hope, Ind., to Mr. and Mrs. John SCOTT and had lived in Rochester since 1926.  She was married Aug. 11, 1911 in Walton to Benjamin TAYLOR, who died in 1950.  Mrs.Taylor was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth [TAYLOR], Plymouth; three grandchildren, Dennis TAYLOR, Rochester, and Mrs. Tom (Cheryl) PARSONS and Mrs. Kenneth (Nancy) JUHASZ, both of Plymouth; seven great-great-grandchildren, and a great-great-great-grandchild.  Two daughters and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Walton I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and until the hour of service Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 14, 1979

 

Elsie B. Green

Miss Elsie Belle GREEN, 95, Rochester, Minn., died Sunday in Minnesota.

She was born Aug. 15, 1883 in Fulton county to Benjamin and Rebecca MARTIN GREEN and had lived in Minnesota for 51 years, moving from Rochester.  Miss Green was a former member of the Fulton and Rochester Baptist churches.

Surviving are two nephews, Charles GREEN, Rochester, and Dean KLINE, Homewood, Ill., and three nieces, Mrs. Melvin (Loise) WAGONER, Fulton; Mrs. Inez MADARY CHESTNUT, Palmetto, Fla., and Mrs. Esther TANNER, Mobile, Ala.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton cemetery with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Georgia Jones

Mrs. Georgia JONES, 86, R.R. 1, Macy, died at her home Sunday after being in failing health for two years.

She was born in Wabash county July 3, 1893 to George and Lydia BIRD ECKELBARGER.  She was married March 18, 1914 to Oliver JONES, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Berne JONES and Francis Bernelle JONES, both of Macy; nine grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Laird funeral home in Amboy with the Rev. Ross COOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Mississinewa memorial cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m.

 

Wednesday, August 15, 1979 to Thursday, August 16, 1979

 

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Friday, August 17, 1979

 

Alfred E. Bass

Alfred E. BASS, 77, Argos, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth, following a three-year illness.

He was born Feb. 20, 1903 in Grant, Tenn., to Asa and Dora BASS.  He was married May 12, 1928 in Gary to Eva BROWN, who survives.  Mr. Bass retired in 1969 from employment with the State of Indiana.  He was a member of the First Baptist church, Argos, the Argos Masonic lodge and the South Bend Scottish Rite.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Miss Oneida BASS, Nashville, Tenn., and a brother, E. Neal BASS, Nashville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Barney BEERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.  The Argos Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home Saturday at 8 p.m.
Alice E. Fouts

Mrs. Alice Edna FOUTS, 83, R.R. 7, Rochester, died in her home.  Time and date of death are unknown.

She was born Jan. 7, 1896 in Fulton county to William and Martha SWANK GOTTSCHALK and had lived all her life in Fulton and Miami counties.  She was married July 23, 1921 to Alvin FOUTS, who died June 7, 1944.  Mrs. Fouts was a member of Grace United Methodist church and the Fulton County RSVP.

Surviving are two sons, Gerald [FOUTS], Edwardsburg, Mich., and Donald [FOUTS], Peru; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Laura SHINDLER, Rochester, and a brother, Fred GOTTSCHALK, also of Rochester.  Two daughters, three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and Saturday until time of service.

 

Martin L. Jones

Martin L. JONES, Rochester, died today at 9:30 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital.

Arrangements are pending in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton.

 

Saturday, August 18, 1979

 

Martin L. Jones

Services for Martin Luther JONES, 91, 938 Wabash street, will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton.  The Rev. John PHILLIPS will officiate and burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from      7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Mr. Jones died Friday morning in Woodlawn hospital following a six-month illness.  He was born Oct. 24, 1887 in Cass county to Enoch and Sarah PRESTON JONES and had lived in Rochester for six years, coming from Liberty township.  His first marriage was to Edith ORR on Sept. 22, 1916 in Peru.  She died Jan. 21, 1953.  His second marriage was to Martha SMITH on June 7, 1959 in Peru.  She died April 7, 1972.  Mr. Jones was a retired employee of Square D corporation, Peru, and a retired farmer.  He was a graduate of Lane Business college, Indianapolis, and formerly attended the Perrysburg Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Emmaloo) CASKEY, Rochester; a granddaughter, Mrs. Martine CASKEY JONES, Rochester, and a great-granddaughter, Andrea JONES, Rochester.  Five brothers, three sisters and a grandson preceded in death.

 

Harold O. Brown

Word has been received of the death Sunday morning of Harold Owen BROWN, 58, Goodman, Mich., brother of Mrs. Glen HOOVER of 1601 Bancroft avenue, and a former resident of Rochester.

Mr. Brown was born May 6, 1921 in Goodman and left that community in the late 1930s, returning to Goodman in 1972.

Surviving besides Mrs. Hoover are his wife, LaVonne [BROWN]; five brothers and a sister.

Services and burial were in Goodman.
Charles E. Thompson

Charles E. THOMPSON, 67, Miller Merry Manor, died at 3 p.m. Friday.

He was born April 19, 1912, in Fulton county to William and Mary (HOLLOWAY) THOMPSON.  He had lived in the Akron area his entire lifetime and was a retired farmer.

Surviving is a son, Dale [THOMPSON], Leesburg; and a daughter, Mrs. Betty HOFFMAN, Fort Wayne.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services are being arranged for Monday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with burial planned in the Nichols cemetery near Akron.

 

Monday, August 20, 1979

 

Thomas E. Wilson

Thomas E. WILSON, 74, 1235 Lakeshore drive, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at his residence following an illness of several years.

He was born Oct. 3, 1904 in Monterey to William and Mary HILL WILSON and had lived all his life in Fulton and Pulaski counties.  His first marriage was to Ruth HOSMER, who died in 1963.  His second marriage was Sept. 12, 1964 in Rochester to Dorthee McWILLIAMS, who survives.  Mr. Wilson retired from the Wilson Trucking company in 1976.  He was a member of the Winamac Masonic lodge, the South Bend Scottish Rite, the Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine temple and the Rochester Elks and Manitou Moose lodges.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys HARTMAN and Mrs. Betty ZEHNER, both of Monterey; eight grandchildren, a step-son, Ralph [McWILLIAMS], Jeffersonville; two step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie WERNER, Monterey.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today and until time of service Tuesday.  The Rochester Masonic lodge will conduct a memorial service in the funeral home at 8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be sent to the Indiana Schol for the Deaf.

 

Ernest F. Newman

Ernest F. NEWMAN, 62, R.R. 6, Rochester, former Rochester township assessor, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday in the Veterans Administration hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Dec. 24, 1916 in Rochester township to George and Ethel COOK NEWMAN and had lived his entire life in Fulton county.  Mr. Newman served for 23 years as the Rochester township assessor before retiring March 1, 1978 due to health reasons.  He was a member of the Rochester American Legion and VFW posts and had served with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific theatre during World War II.

Surviving are a son, Ernest [NEWMAN], Pontiac, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Ira James (Cherri) CALHOUN, Rochester, and Mrs. Gary (Cindy) FRANK, Fenton, Mich.; eight grandchildren, and a brother, Oren H. NEWMAN, Rochester.  Two brothers and two grandsons preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until hour of service Wednesday.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct graveside military honors.
Lessle Griffin

Lessle GRIFFIN, 91, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday in Memorial hospital, Logansport, following a 13-month illness.

He was born June 6, 1888 in Kilmichael, Miss., to John and Mary GRIFFIN and had lived in Rochester for 21 years, coming from Chicago.  He was married Dec. 5, 1949 in Chicago to Edith WATSON, who survives.  Mr. Griffin was a retired employee of the Swift Meat Packing House.  He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist church, Delong, where he had served as deacon, trustee and treasurer.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Edna MORRIS, Chicago, and Mrs. Tommie (Selestine) WARE, Culver; a step-son, Andirson BARNEY, Chicago; ten grandchildren; a great-grandson, and a brother, Walter GRIFFIN, Chicago.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Missionary Baptist church, Delong, with the Rev. Pearl STANLEY officiating.  Burial will be at Leiters Ford.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, and one hour prior to service at the church Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, August 21, 1979

 

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Wednesday, August 22, 1979

 

Carrie H. Fouts

Word has been received that Mrs. Carrie Henry FOUTS, 76, Bradenton, Fla., died at 3:25 p.m. Friday in Florida.

She was born Aug. 22, 1902 in Fulton county.  She left Fulton county 52 years ago to reside in Mishawaka.  She ws marrid Jan. 29, 1921 in Rochester to Earl FOUTS, who died Jan. 2, 1956.  Mrs. Fouts was a member of the New Apostolic church, Mishawaka.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John HARRINGTON, Mishawaka, and Mrs. William RUSLER, California; two brothers, and a sister.

Services were to be today at 1 p.m. in the New Apostolic church, Mishawaka, and burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Buck funeral chapel, Mishawaka, was in charge of local arrangements.

 

Thursday, August 23, 1979

 

Ray H. Carlson

Word has been received here of the recent death of Ray H. CARLSON, 65, Rockford, Ill.  Mr. Carlson was one of the founders of Camcar Screw and Manufacturing company at Rockford, parent firm of Torx Products plant of this city.

He suffered a fatal heart attack while driving with his wife to Milwaukee.  The auto was steered to the side of the road without injury to Mrs. Carlson.

He had been chairman of the board of Camcar until his retirement last month.  Mr. Carlson was inventor of the Raycarl cold forging machine, which is used in screw factories around the world.  He also was chairman of the board of Guaranty National Bank at Rockford.

Surviving are the wife, a son and a daughter, all of Rockford.
Margaret M. Gillespie

Mrs. Margaret M. GILLESPIE, 89, Kewanna, died at 8:24 p.m. Wednesday in Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac.

She was born Oct. 6, 1889 in Fulton county to Jacob and Elizabeth MILLER METZGER.  She was married March 18, 1918 in Kewanna to Warren GILLESPIE, who died in 1966.  Mrs. Gillespie was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.

Survving are a daughter, Mrs. Katheryn HUNTINGTON, Kensington, Conn.; a sister, Miss Hazel METZGER, New Carlisle, and a grandson.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be sent to the Heart Fund.

 

Friday, August 24, 1979

 

Candace Sitts

Mrs. Candace SITTS, 69, Akron, died today at 5:40 a.m. in the Wabash County hospital, Wabash.

She was born June 28, 1913 in Wabash county to Matt and Violet OVERCASH BAKER.  She was married May 20, 1930 to Willard SITTS, who survives.  Mrs. Sitts was employed by the Greenlight restaurant, Akron.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Billy [SITTS], Akron; three daughters, Mrs. Don (Mary) SNYDER, South Whitley; Mrs. Lee (Betty) POPPY and Mrs. Marvin (Violet) GAGNON, both of Akron; a brother, John BAKER, Wabash; fifteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

 

Saturday, August 25, 1979

 

Candace Sitts

Services for Mrs. Candace SITTS, 69, Akron, will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.  The Rev. Roy BURKHART will officiate and burial will be in the Laketon cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Sitts died Friday morning in the Wabash county hospital, Wabash.
Monday, August 27, 1979

 

Oscar M. Mahler

Oscar M. MAHLER, 60, Monterey, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital following a sudden illness.

He was born March 6, 1919 in Monterey to Joseph and Bessie WENTZEL MAHLER and has lived in the Monterey area his lifetime.  He married Clara M. ZEHNER July 31, 1952 in Walkerton.  She survives.  He was employed by the Culver Military Academy for the past 20 years and was a member of the Collins-Tasche American Legion post 399 and the Finney-Schilling VFW post 6919.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Carol) FRAIN, Charlston, Ind., and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) TOPPING, Orange, Cal. five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Alma KELLY and Hazel BIESBROOK, South Bend Ruby McCANDLISH, Mishawaka, and Lillian HUDKINS, Rochester, and four brothers, Elmer [MAHLER], Culver; Milo [MAHLER], Mishawaka; Ernest and Arthur [MAHLER], Monterey.

Funeral servies will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. John MANNION of the St. Ann’s Catholic church officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Ann’s cemetery, Monterey.  Graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW posts.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, August 28, 1979

 

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Wednesday, August 29, 1979

 

W. Clifford Koch

W. Clifford KOCH, 80, Four Seasons mobile home estates, died at 7:31 p.m. Tuesday in the South Bend Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for nine days.  He had been in failing health for two and one-half weeks.

He was born in Whitley county Aug. 26, 1899 to Frank and Margaret NICHOLS KOCH and had lived most of his life in this community.  He married Jean BIGGS, March 1947.  He was a retired elementary school teacher and had taught in the Beaver Dam and Talma schools in this area and also at Etna Troy school in Columbia City.  He was a farmer and a member of the First Christian church, the National Retired Teachers Association, the Indiana State Teachers Association and was active in coaching girls softball leagues.  He was presently the coach of the Zepher’s senior league girls team and the Bradway Bombers junior girls league.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Cheryl) HOGAN, Rochester; two sons, Joseph D. KOCH, at home, and Dennis F. KOCH, Evansville, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Iabelle KOCH, Rochester, and Mrs. Howard (Alpha) TAYLOR, Rochester; two brothers, Russell Ted KOCH, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Eugene KOCH, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews.  His parents and a sister preceded in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Thursday, August 30, 1979

 

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Friday, August 31, 1979

 

Lawrence Personett

Lawrence PERSONETT, 69, Macy, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

He was born Oct. 24, 1909 in Miami county to Jacob and Alice BONNEY PERSONETT.  He was married Dec. 5, 1931 in Rochester to Lucille RUNKLE, who survives.  Mr. Personett was a retired farmer and a member of the Denver Brethren church.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Marie NICKLE, Peru, and Mrs. Mary Ann KUHN, North Manchester; three brothers, Earl [PERSONETT], Selma, Ind., and Harold and Donald [PERSONETT], both of R.R. 2, Macy; thirteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Lois GLASS, R.R. 3, Paru.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Denver Brethren church with the Rev. George BROWN officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, after 2 p.m. Saturday and at the church an hour prior to the service Sunday.

 

Marie Fick

Mrs. Marie WHITTENBERGER FICK, 79, Augusta, Ga., died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday in Augusta.

She was born Oct. 24, 1899 in Fulton county to H. and Emma WHITTENBERGER and had lived the past 44 years in Augusta.  She was married to Henry FICK, who survives.  Mrs. Fick was a past district deputy of both the Eastern Star and White Shrine, and a member of the Episcopal church of the Good Shepherd.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Marion DEARING of Augusta and Mrs. T. W. JOURNEY and Mrs. Betty GATEWOOD, both of Atlanta, Ga. a son, Robert GRAHAM, Orlando, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a cousin, Ralph WHITTENBERGER, Akron.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Poteet funeral home chapel, Augusta, with the Rev. Allen B. CLARKSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Westover Memorial Park cemetery in Augusta.
Saturday, September 1, 1979

 

Mary C. See

Mary Caroline SEE, 82, Macy, died at noon Friday at the Canterbury Manor nursing home.  She had been ill for 1 1/2 years.

Mrs. See was born Nov. 25, 1896 near Macy to Howard and Electra EDWARDS TRACY.  She had lived in the Macy area her entire life.  She was married June 3, 1917 to Howard M. SEE, who survives.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church, the Macy Mothers club and the Allen Township Home Ec club.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Marion S. CARDONA, Rochester; a son, Robert S. SEE, Greeley, Col.; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Roy (Mildred) McCLAIN, Macy.  Preceding in death were a son, John Howard [SEE], in 1978, and one btother.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday.  Memorials other than flowers can be made to the Macy United Methodist church.

 

Monday, September 3, 1979

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, September 4, 1979

 

Burl B. Keel, Sr.

Burl Banks KEEL, Sr., 79, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 3:55 p.m. Monday in the Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw, where he was a patient for six days.

Born Aug. 22, 1900 in Woodrow community near Rochester to Omer and Ora MILLER KEEL, he had lived most of his life in this area.  He spent 11 years in Rochester, Mich.  He married Sarah G. MARQUISS April 25, 1936 in Logansport.  She survives.  He was a retired metal finisher.

Surviving with Mrs. Keel are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Donna) ULMER, Bourbon, and Mrs. James (Patty) TOWNE, R.R. 3, Rochester; a son, Burl KEEL, Jr., Bourbon, and nine grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Clifton WILKENS officiating.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends my call at the funeral home from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until time of the service on Thursday.

 

Gladys B. Richards

Mrs. Gladys B. RICHARDS, 86, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died Monday at her residence.

Services are pending at the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna.
Clarence M. Kuhn

Clarence M. KUHN, 76, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday in the Fort Wayne Veteran’s Administration hospital where he was a patient for the last two weeks.  He has been ill for five months.

Mr. Kuhn was born Oct. 12, 1902 in Richland township to Luther and Belle BRINEY KUHN and had lived in the Richland township area all of his life.  He was a farmer and a W.W. II veteran of the USAF.  He was a member of the Fulton County Coon Hunters Association.

Surviving are a brother, Harold KUHN, R.R. 3, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.  A brother and sister preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John SHULTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Charles Pugh

Charles PUGH, 65, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 4:25 a.m. Monday in Memorial hospital, Logansport.

He was born April 27, [1914], in Dubuque, Ia., to Joseph and Cora KELLEY PUGH and had lived here since 1956, moving from Logansport.  He was married to Linda BIRKEL on Nov. 12, 1937 in Logansport; she survives.  Mr. Pugh was an employee of Essex Wire corporation, Logansport, and a member of the Logansport Eagles lodge.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Joseph [PUGH], Columbus; Charles W. “Sam” [PUGH], Hartford City, and Bill [PUGH], Dubuque; [a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Linda) BAILEY, Logansport]; two sisters, Mrs. Christina BEALL and Mrs. Mae WHITE, both of Logansport and eight grandchildren.  Two brothers and two grandsons preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. James HOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. today.

 

Edith V. Walters

Mrs. Edith V. WALTERS, 90, Grace Village, Warsaw, died at 8:30 a.m. today in the Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Wednesday, September 5, 1979

 

Edith V. Walters

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Trinity United Methodist church for Edith V. WALTERS, 90, Grace Village, Winona Lake, who died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.  She had been ill for three years.

Services will be conducted by the Rev. Morris HOWELL with burial in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2-9 pm. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

Mrs. Walters was born Jan. 30, 1889, in Perryburg to the Rev. F. C. and Mary LOSIER MOON.  She was married Dec. 25, 1910 in Rochester to the Rev. Clyde R. WALTERS, who survives.  She was a retired teacher and a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, Morning Glory class and the Missionary Society.


 

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Byron (Marie)_ SHORE, Rochester, and Mrs. George (Dorothy) CUMBERLAND, Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Myre BLACKBURN, Rochester, and Mrs. Zona BERGER, Akron; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.  A grandson, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

 

Gladys B. Richards

Services will be at noon Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, for Mrs. Gladys B. RICHARDS, 86, R.R. 2, Kewanna, who died Monday at her residence.  The Rev. Chris B. MADISON will officiate with burial in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

Mrs. Richards was born July 6, 1893 in Kewanna to Joseph and Emma B. LEASURE BRUNK.  She was married in 1922 in Indianapolis to Stephen T. RICHARDS, who died July 15, 1961.  She was employed briefly by The Indianapolis News and was a member of the Sutherland Presbyterian church in Indianapolis and the Wayne Friendly club.  She was a 1913 graduate of Kewanna high school.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph H. [RICHARDS], Columbus, O., and Robert L. [RICHARDS], New York, N.Y., and six grandchildren.  A brother and a son preceded in death.

 

Bessie F. Beehler

Mrs. Bessie F. BEEHLER, 79, Decatur, Ind., died at 2:40 a.m. today in the Adams County Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for six days.

Mrs. Beehler was born Dec. 31, 1899 in Burr Oak.  She moved to Decatur in 1943 from the Rochester area.  She was married June 1, 1925 in Fulton county to Otto BEEHLER, who died July 26, 1977.  Mr. and Mrs. Beehler were owners and operators of the Rice hotel, Decatur.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church, Decatur Eastern Star and the Pythian Sisters.

Surviving are a son, Carl L. BEEHLER, Dayton, O.; a sister, Mrs. Lyman (Hazel) MORRIS, Culver; two brothers, Arthur OVERMYER, Culver, and Chester OVERMYER, Rochester; five grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.  A daughter, Barbara DANCER, and a brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Zwick funeral home, Decatur.  Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the Foster & Good funeral home from 1:30-3 p.m. Friday.  Graveside services will be conducted in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery by the Rev. Morris HOWELL at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, September 6, 1979

 

[no obits]
Friday, September 7, 1979

 

Zetta A. Shaw

Zetta A. SHAW, 83, 426 College avenue, Culver, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the Plymouth Parkview hospital after a one-month illness.

She was born Aug. 11, 1896 in Fulton county to Elijah and Rebecca VOREIS ROBINSON and had lived in the Culver area for 70 years.  She married Edgar C. SHAW March 3, 1917 in Plymouth.  He died in 1972.  She was a member of the Culver Grace United Church of Christ, the Emily Jane Culver chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the W. A. Fleet American Legion Auxiliary, the Culver Home Demonstration club, the Culver City club, was the secretary of the Culver Senior Citizens, and a member of the Parkview hospital auxiliary.

Surviving is a son, James G. SHAW, USAF retired, Oak Harbor, Wash.; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Culver Grace United Church of Christ with the Rev. Thomas FRENCH officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon on Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Culver-Union township EMS.

 

Saturday, September 8, 1979

 

Bertha Mantey

Mrs. Bertha MANTEY, 80, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 9:05 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital.

Mrs. Mantey was born Jan. 1, 1899, in Poland to August and Henrietta KRUGAR.  She had lived in the Rochester area the past seven years after moving from Chicago.  She was married on Nov. 27, 1920 in Chicago to Adolph MANTEY.  She was a member of the United Church of Christ.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lillian) HAGER, Lombard, Ill., and Mrs. Frank (Elaine) ZBONCAK, Chicago; a son, Ronald A. MANTEY, Chicago; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Friedrichs funeral home in Chicago with the pastor of the St. Philippus church officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethania cemetery in Justice, Ill.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-9 p.m. Sunday.  The Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, made the arrangements.

 

Monday, September 10, 1979

 

[no obits]
Tuesday, September 11, 1979

 

Joseph E. Bowers

Joseph Earl BOWERS, 79, formerly of East 10th street, Rochester, died Monday at 7:20 p.m. in Logansport Memorial hospital.  Mr. Bowers was born Aug. 14, 1900 in Winamac Benjamin and Arminta DEITRICK BOWERS.  He had lived in Rochester for the past 14 years, having moved from LaPorte.  He had spent the past few months at the Chase-Manor nursing home in Logansport.  He was a retiree of the LaPorte county highway department.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, including James R. BOWERS, Rochester; Mrs. James (Mary Jane) BOWELL, Rochester; Mrs. Walter (June) WEBER, Akron; Gerald D. BOWERS, Twin Lake, Mich., and Mrs. Al (Carolyn) WYNN, Morocco.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Spangler addition of the Winamac cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and on Wednesday until the hour of service.

 

Patricia A. Swango

Mrs. Patricia Ann SWANGO, 51, R.R. 2, Wabash, died unexpectedly on arrival at Dukes Hospital, Peru at 6:15 p.m. Monday.  Born Feb. 1, 1928 in Peru to John and Marie WAGONER FISHER, Mrs. Swango lived for a time in Rochester before moving to Wabash 20 years ago.  She married Arthur H. SWANGO on Nov. 3, 1945 in Rochester.  He survives.  She was employed in the Obstetrics department of Wabash County hospital.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Arthur H. and John W. [SWANGO], both of Wabash; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Peggy) POTTER, Greenville, S.C.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Grandstaff-Hoover-Miner funeral home, Wabash, with the Rev. Paul HORINE officiating.  Burial will follow in the Memorial Lawns cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, September 12, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, September 13, 1979

 

Ralph R. Borton

Ralph R. BORTON, 66, Logansport, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Logansport Memorial hospital. Mr. Borton was born April 25, 1913 in Mentone to Linus and Marry RIDDLE BORTON.  He was married Jan. 12, 1947 in Winamac to Trella MARTIN, who survives.

He was a retired employee of the Logansport state hospital after 22 yers wrk and the owner-operator of Borton’s used car sales and service.  He was a member of the Eagles lodge, Logansport, Fraternal Order of Police, Logansport, and the Paru Moose lodge.

Surviving with the wife and mother are a daughter, Sue PYLE, Mentone; a son, Rex BORTON, Michigan City; a step-daughter, Freida LEWELYN, Monticello; a step-son, Virgil McINTYRE, Hawthorne, Fla.; a sister, Freida ROOSE, Plymouth; five grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Fisher funeral home, Logansport with burial in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.


 

Russell D. Voorhees

Russell Dewitt VOORHEES, 74, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Tuesday.

Mr. Voorhees was born Nov. 2, 1904, in Garrett, Ind., to Dwight and Grace REED VOORHEES.  He was married May 19, 1945, in Carrollton, Ky., to Margaret “Peg” GORDON, who survives.  He had lived in the Rochester area since 1934.  Mr. Voorhees was a former two-term Fulton county sheriff and a two-term Fulton county treasurer.  He was a retired district manager for the South Bend and Lafayette area State Department of Revenue.  He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. and of the Retired State Auditor association.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Lynn [VOORHEES], Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy SKIRVIN, Elkhart; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Susan MINEAR, Fort Wayne.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.

 

Friday, September 14, 1979

 

Omer Ray Steininger

Omer Ray STEININGER, 68, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 3:40 a.m. Thursday, in the Pleasant View nursing home near Wabash.  He had been in failing health the last 10 years.

Mr. Steininger was born Aug. 3, 1911, in Manistee county, Mich., to Frank and Elizabeth RITTER STEININGER.  He was married Nov. 29, 1934 in Rochester to Ida Belle WOODCOX, who survives.  Mr. Steininger moved to the Rochester area in 1931 from Manistee county.  He was a retired carpenter.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Mary) NORDENBROCK, Peru; Mrs. Paul (Loretta) ROLLINS, Danville, Ind.; Mrs. John (Judy) MURTAUGH, Cincinnati, O.; two sons, Donald and Ronald [STEININGER], Kokomo; seventeen grandchildren; two great-granachildren, and a sister, Mrs. Byron (Mildred) KINDIG, R.R. 2, Akron.  Two grandsons and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.
Saturday, September 15, 1979

 

Etta L. Kessler

Mrs. Etta L. KESSLER, 97, died at noon Friday in the Masonic Home in Franklin, where she had resided since 1974.

Mrs. Kessler was born Oct. 5, 1881 in Macy to Riley and Mary CONNER.  She had lived in Rochester from 1900-1926 and then moved to Craig, Colo.  She was married in 1900 to Dell KESSLER, who died in 1918.  She was a member of the Rebekah lodge, Craig, Colo., and the Eastern Star, Rochester.

Surviving are two sons, Homer [KESSLER], Springfield, Ore., ad George [KESSLER], Springfield, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Marie) ROUCH, Wabash; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and several relatives in the Rochester area.  A son, Ralph [KESSLER], died in 1969.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with burial in the family plot in the Rochestr I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until the hour of service.

 

Monday, September 17, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Tuesday, September 18, 1979

 

Retha Whittmore

Services are pending for Mrs. Retha (WHITTENBERGER) YIKE WHITTEMORE, 69, who died Sunday in a Tucson hospital.

She was born in Fulton county in October, 1910 to Reuben and Rosa TRUE WHITTENBERGER.  Her first marriage was to John YIKE, Sr., Rochester, who preceded in death.  Her second marriage was to Don WHITTEMORE, who also preceded in death.  She had lived in Tucson for seven years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn KAMP, Osceola; a son, John YIKE, Jr., Kankakee, Ill.; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mabel McINTIRE, Rochester, and a brother, Clarence BOGGESS, Rochester.

 

Helen J. Herkless

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Butcher funeral home at Knightstown for Mrs. Heber (Helen Judith STEINER) HERKLESS, 85, Knightstwn, who died Sunday in an indianapolis nursing home.

She was the mother of H. C. HERKLESS of Rochester.  She was a retired piano teacher, having taught for many years for the Wilking Music company.

Burial will be in the Glen Cove cemetery at Knightstown.
Michael Walford

Michael WALFORD, 22, Fort Lewis, Wash., was electrocuted while working last week.

Mr. Walford was the son of Bill and Vangie WALFORD, former residents of Rochester and owners of Sportsman’s Landing on Lake Manitou.  The Walfords now reside in Las Vegas.

Also surviving are two brothers, Bill [WALFORD], Jr., of Idaho, and Richard [WALFORD], Colorado.

 

Wednesday, September 19, 1979 to Thursday, September 20, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, September 21, 1979

 

Grace Whisler

Grace WHISLER, 91, formerly of Roann, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Miller’s Merry Manor-West, Wabash.

She was born Aug. 15, 1888 in Miami county to Abner and Ida CLARK ALSPACH and was married in Miami county Jan. 1, 1910 to Arthur WHISLER.  He died Feb. 18, 1961.  She had lived most of her life in the Roann community and was a member of the Roann United Methodist church and the United Methodist Women of the church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Max (Arlene) CURFMAN, Marion, and Mrs. Charles (Hazel) BECK, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Waldo (Hazel) LOCKWOOD, Rochester, and a brother, John ALSPACH, Rochester; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Funeral services will be in the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann at 3 p.m. Sunday.  The Rev. Carlyle MASON will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Roann Odd Fellows cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday and until the time of services on Sunday.

 

Ruth C. Warren

Mrs. Ruth C. WARREN, R.R. 2, Albion, died at 5 a.m. Thursday at her home.

She was born Dec. 28, 1913 in Amherst, Wis., and moved to Albion 10 years ago from the Akron area.

Surviving are the husband, James W. WARREN; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia ILES, Logansport; a son, Donald [WARREN], in California; four grandchildren; a brother, Lynn SUTHEIMER, Roberts, Wis., and a sister, Gertrude OLSON, Stevens Point, Wis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Brazzell funeral home in Albion.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and after 3 p.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in the Christian chapel cemetery near Albion.

 

Saturday, September 22, 1979

 

[no obits]
Monday, September 24, 1979

 

Jennie Hartman

Mrs. Jennie HARTMAN, 91, Richmond, died at her residence Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Hartman was born Jan. 7, 1888 in Fulton county.  She had lived most of her life in Richmond.  She was married to August HARTMAN, who died in 1919.  She was a former nursing home operator in Richmond and was a charter member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Richmond.

Surviving are five sons, Leonard, Emil and Norman [HARTMAN], Richmond; Mondo [HARTMAN], Kalkaska, Mich., and Vaughan [HARTMAN], Detroit, and several grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, September 25, 1979

 

Bessie A. Landis

Services will be Thursday for Mrs. Bessie Alberta BAKER LANDIS, 98, Logansport, who died Sunday in a nursing home at Milwaukee.  She was the widow of Frederick LANDIS, Sr., onetime U. S. [Congressman].

Landis was editor of The Logansport Pharos-Tribune before his election to Congress from the Second District in 1934.  He died shortly after taking office.  Mrs. Landis sought her late husband’s seat in a special election but lost to Charles HALLECK of Rensselaer, who went on to a long Congressional career as House Reublican leader.

Rites for Mrs. Landis will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Calvary Presbyterian church at Logansport with burial in Mr. Hope cemetery.

 

Geeter Early

Geeter EARLY, 80, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo.

Mr. Early was born Nov. 22, 1898 in Cass county to Lora P. and Mae RENNELLS EARLY.  He was married Dec. 24, 1924 in Lucerne to Charlotte BENNEY, who died May 7, 1971.  Mr. Early was a member of the Metea Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Richard D. [EARLY], R.R. 1, Lucerne, and Billy J. [EARLY], Twelve Mile; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond SCHWALM, Logansport; a half-brother, Robert [EARLY], Lafayette; three sisters, Mrs. Jean HOOTEN, Fort Worth,Texas; Mrs Jeannie GOODMAN and Mrs. Mary Alice CONN, both of Cuyahoga Falls, O.; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fisher funeral home, Logansport, with Dr. Bryan CLEMONS officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Otis H. Greathouse

Otis H. GREATHOUSE, 61, Santa Barbara, Cal., died Monday in California.

Mr. Greathouse was born June 25, 1918 in Fulton county to Everett B. and Dessie J. GREATHOUSE of Rochester.  He had served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years.

Surviving with the wife, Vera [GREATHOUSE], are the mother, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Art (Lela) HOFFMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Erma COOPER, Miami, Fa., and Mrs. Nancy GILBERT, St. Petersburg, Fla., and a brother, Farrell GREATHOUSE, Niles, Mich.

Memorial services will be Sunday in Santa Barbara.

 

Harold V. Bailey

Harold V. BAILEY, 70, Huntington, died at 4:45 a.m. today in Huntington Memorial hospital.

Mr. Bailey was born March 25, 1909 in Fulton to Charles and Flossie ENYART BAILEY.  He married Bonnie REAM on June 27, 1931 in Peru; she survives.  He was a member of he Huntington United Church of Christ and the Huntington VFW.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a son, H. Van BAILEY, Huntington; a daughter, Mrs.David (Jane) MYERS, Van Wert, O.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Clayson [BAILEY], Fulton, and Clifton [BAILEY], Argos; a sister, Mrs. John (Isabelle) MOULTON, Deedsville, and a half-brother, Bernard [BAILEY], South Bend.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Deal and Robbins funeral home, Huntington, with the Rev. Henry REINEWALD officiating.  Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory cemetery in Huntington county.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, September 26, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, September 27, 1979

 

Joseph Croussore

Joseph CROUSSORE, 66, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday in Canterbury Manor nursing home.

Mr. Croussore was born Sept. 11, 1913 in Missouri to Leo and Daisy LEONARD CROUSSORE.  He had lived in the Rochester area for 20 years after moving from Kokomo.  He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving with his mother are several cousins.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fulton cemetery with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.  There are no calling hours.
Friday, September 28, 1979

 

Gladys N. Boros

Gladys N. BOROS, 69, R.R. 3, Rochester, died in her sleep sometime this morning.  Mrs. Boros was staying with Mr. and Mrs. Roy WOLFORD.  Services will be handled by the Manual funeral home in North Liberty.

 

Monday, October 1, 1979

 

Lenna E. Walters

Mrs. Lenna Elizabeth WALTERS, 86, formerly of 1429 Madison street, died at 8:45 a.m. today in the Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had resided the past three years.

Mrs.Walter was born Nov. 22, 1882 in Leiters Ford to William and Belle JOHNSON WILSON.  She was married Feb. 27, 1916 in Leiters Ford to Alvah Vernon WALTERS who died Oct. 10, 1973.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Norman W. [WALTERS], Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Revs. Samuel CARLTON and Fred G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of service Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the church or the Cancer Society.

 

Emma E. Balsbaugh

Mrs. Emma E. BALSBAUGH, 89, R.R. 1, Denver, died at 11 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Merry Manor nursing home in Peru.

Mrs. Balsbaugh was born Nov. 14, 1889, to Brenson and Ida Mae ROBBINS DOUD.  She was married to Charles BALSBAUGH, Feb. 27, 1912, in Miami county.  Mr. Balsbaugh died March 17, 1964.  She was a member of the Mexico First Brethren church and its Women’s Missionary Society, the WCTU and the Republican League of Women.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite BUCKINGHAM, Leesburg; a son, Charles W. [BALSBAUGH], R.R. 1, Denver; six grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Gerald ZOOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Edgar L. Eikenberry

Edgar L. EIKENBERRY, 62, Mexico, died early today.  Rites are pending at the McCain funeral home, Denver.
Tuesday, October 2, 1979

 

Edgar L. Eikenberry

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Mexico Church of the Brethren for Edgar L. EIKENBERRY, 62, Mexico, who died Monday at 9:32 a.m. in Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

Mr. Eikenberry was born Oct. 28, 1917, Onward, Ind., to Carl and Myrtle MILLER EIKENBERRY.  He was married Aug. 29, 1941, in North Manchester to Vera M. CRIPE, who survives.  He was a retired employee of the Peru post office and a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren, a veteran of World War II and the Paws and Taws square dance club.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Carol DILLMAN, Peru; Mrs. Judy HAYWARD, North Judson, and Mrs. Lisa HENDRIX, Goshen; a son, Jack [EIKENBERRY], Kokomo; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Lester [EIKENBERRY], Greenville, Tenn.

The Rev. Don RITCHEY will officiate the funeral services with burial to follow in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park cemetery, in Cass county.  Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service.

 

Ernest W. Brockey

Ernest W. BROCKEY, 60, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 6:05 p.m. Monday in St. Vincent’s hospital in Indianapolis where he had been a patient for three weeks.  Mr. Brockey had been in failing health for five years.

Mr. Brockey was born July 16, 1918, in Fulton county to Benjamin and Hazel McDONALD BROCKEY.  He had lived in Fulton county his entire life.  He was married Dec. 25, 1940, in Kewanna to Mildred LAMB, who survives.  He was a farmer and a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Nancy) KLINE, Leiters Ford; a son, Larry [BROCKEY], R.R. 3, Rochester; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Adrian (Opal) ARCHER, Cromwell, and Mrs. Marion (Evabelle) SMITH, Mentone; and a brother, Leonard [BROCKEY], Rochester.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Alva WARD officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday.

 

Edith B. Steininger

Mrs. Edith B. STEININGER, 70, Fort Wayne, died at 9:05 a.m. Monday at her residence.

Mrs. Steininger was born in Indiana to Warren and Bertha BURGH CUMMINGS.  She was married to the Rev. George STEININGER and was a member of the Sherman Street Church of God.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Galen (Patty) EILER, Roann, and Mrs. George (Mary Ruth) SPIELMAN, Fort Wayne, nd a sister, Mrs. Thurle ALBER, Rochester.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Sherman Street Church of God, Fort Wayne, with the Rev. Edward KOCH officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Park cemetery.  Friends may call at the C. M. Sloan and sons funeral home, Fort Wayne, from          2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to services.  Memorials may be made to the Bible Literature International, P.O. Box 477, Columbus, O.
Wednesday, October 3, 1979

 

Latrinia Koffel

Mrs. Latrinia KOFFEL, 89, 314 Fulton avenue, died at 4 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Mrs. Koffel was born in Rochester, Feb. 16, 1890 to Webster and Hattie GOULD STINSON.  She moved from South Bend to Galien, Mich., in 1929, then to Arizona before returning to Rocheter in 1961.  She was married Sept. 19, 1932 in Michigan to Homer KOFFEL, who died in Feb., [10], 1973.

Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Frank (Helen) STEPHENSON, Sawyer, Mich.; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bernice GOULD, Altadena, Cal.; three nieces, Mrs. Walter BOWEN, Rochester; Mrs. Harold REESE, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert BASLER, South Bend and a nephew, Amos FLOOR, Rochester.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Thursday, October 4, 1979

 

Latrinia Koffel

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Latrinia KOFFEL, 89, 314 Fulton avenue.

The services will be officiated by the Rev. Morris HOWELL, with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Friday.

Mrs. Koffel died at 4 a.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial hospital.

 

Betty Potorff

Word has been received here of the death Sept. 24, of Mrs. Betty POTORFF, 52, Prospect Heights, Ill., former Rochester resident.  She died after a long illness at Northwest Community hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Last rites were held Sept. 28 at the Kuiper funeral home in Highland with burial at Ridgelawn cemetery in Highland.

Mrs. Potorff was the daughter of Elmer and Merle LITTON.  She moved from this city to Prospect Heights six years ago.

Surviving are the husband, Daniel [POTORFF], Prospect Heights; a daughter, Mrs. Christine KEEL, Fort Wayne; a son, Mark RIETVELD, Kokomo; a brother, Ralph LITTON, Hammond; a sister, Mrs. Eleanor CAVAN, Schererville, Ind., and four grandchildren.
Friday, October 5, 1979

 

Walter F. Cook

Walter F. COOK, 81, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 6:50 a.m. today at his residence.  He had been seriously ill for the past five weeks.

Mr. Cook was born May 8, 1898, in Hawkins county, Tenn., to J. F. and Etta JONES COOK.  He had lived in Fulton county for the last 58 years after moving from Tennessee.  He was married Jan. 31, 1920, in Spartanburg, S.C., to Zella O. CARTER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Rochester Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving with the wife are five sons, O. A. [COOK], Atlanta, Texas; A. J. [COOK], Rochester; James F. [COOK], Kimmell, Ind.; Howard [COOK], Rochester, and George [COOK], New haven; seven daughters, Mrs. Estella WESTAFER, Huntington; Mrs. Keith (Betty) COLDREN, North Manchester; Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) HUDSON, Claypool; Mrs. Phyliss RAUTENKRANZ, North Manchester; Mrs. Annette McFARLAND, O’Fallon, Mo.; Mrs. Roscoe (Hazel) GOINGS, South Whitley, and Mrs. Gary (Jane) CHAMP, Lucerne; a brother, Herman [COOK], South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Gracie PIERCE and Mrs. Besse OLINGER, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Lura RIMOR, Rogersville, Tenn; thirty-eight grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.  A son, three brothers, a sister and a granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Church of Nazarene, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, and at the church Monday for one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

 

Saturday, October 6, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, October 8, 1979

 

A. E. Adams

A. E. ADAMS, 86, Culver, died at 3:15 a.m. today in Plymouth’s Parkvier hospital after an extended illness.

Mr. Adams was born June 30, 1893, near Rochester.  He had lived in Culver since 1938 after moving from Rochester.  He was married Oct. 8, 1938, in Culver to Josephine L. COOK, who survives.  He was the former owner-operator of the Basement barber shop of Rochester.  He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Wesley United Methodist church of Culver, a 60-year member of the Rochester American Legion post and a member of the Veterans of World War I of USA, Inc.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne YOCUM, Lincoln, Ill., and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Wesley United Methodist church with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until noon Wednesday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, and at the church Wednesday prior to the services.  Contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist church or the Culver-Union Township Emergency Medical Service.
John E. Carter

John E. CARTER, 71, R.R. 1, Monterey, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday from injuries suffered in a car-truck accident on Ind. 10 at U.S. 35, south of Knox.

Mr. Carter was born Dec. 29, 1907, in New Albany.  He had lived in the Monterey area since 1967 after moving from Chicago.  He was married in September of 1928 in Chicago to Wanda HARDING, who survives.  He was a retired worker on the Pennsylvania railroad, a veteran of World War II and a member of St. Ann’s Catholic church, Monterey.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Rev. Costelia COHAGEN and a brother, Lewis CARTER, both of Los Angeles.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann’s Catholic church with Father John MANNION officiating.  Burial will be in St. Ann’s cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, after 2 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.

 

J. Herbert Mills

J. Herbert MILLS, 74, R.R. 7, Rochester, died at 8:55 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks.  Mr. Mills had been in failing health for five months.

Mr. Mills was born on Jan. 1, 1905, in New Haven, O., to Sherman and Winnfred NOBLE MILLS.  He had lived here since 1947 after moving from Ohio.  He was married on Jan. 17, 1947, in Henderson, Ky., to Francis Helen SIBERT, who survives.  He was a retired salesman; a member of the Rochester Elks lodge, the Manitou Moose lodge and the West Lake, O., Masonic lodge.

Surviving with the wife are son, J. Kent MILLS, Elkhart; and four grandchildren, Dan MILLS, Point Lookout, Mo.; Jay MILLS, Salem, Ore.; Brady MILLS and Karen MILLS, both of Rochester; [and a sister, Miss Helen MILLS, Lakewood, O.]

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Ron PURKEY officiating.  Following cremation, interment will be in Mount Haven, .O.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday.  [Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.]

 

Tuesday, October 9, 1979

 

Gordon D. Young

Gordon D. YOUNG, 80, R.R. 5, Warsaw, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday in the Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.  He had been ill for several years.

Mr. Young was born April 6, 1899, in Miami county.  He had lived his entire life in the Akron and Mentone areas.  He was married to Edith VANDERMARK on May 21, 1921 in Akron; she survives.  He was a retired employee of the Bendix corporation in South Bend.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Everett [YOUNG], Warsaw, and Charles [YOUNG], Elkhart; four daughters, Mrs. Forest (Mary) PIKE, Rochester; Mrs. Cloyce (Margaret) YEATER, Linden, Mich.; Mrs. Glen (Opal) EBLER, Mentone, and Mrs. Delbert (Frances) GARBER, Syracuse; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha SILVEUS, Akron; Mrs. Blanch MERTON, Mishawaka, and Miss Opal YOUNG, Mishawaka; seventeen grandchildren, and nineteen great=grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Robert C. GRAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after  2 p.m. today.


 

Don E. Stackhouse

Don E. STACKHOUSE, 64, R.R. 1, Claypool, died unexpectedly at 5:45 p.m. Monday at his home.

Mr. Stackhouse was born July 31, 1915, in Etna Green to James and Nellie HOFFER STACKHOUSE.  He had lived in the area his entire life.  Mr. Stackhouse was married to Delores SEEMAN on April 22, 1939, in Etna Green; she survives.  He was a farmer and a member of the Palestine Christian church.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert D. and James E. [STACKHOUSE], both of Atwood; three brothers, Hilbert [STACKHOUSE], South Bend; Floyd [STACKHOUSE], Etna Green, and Marion [STACKHOUSE], Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Marybelle) NORRIS, Warsaw, and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Warren McCUEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Cory E. Gaby

Cory Edward GABY, Argos, died several hours after his birth Sunday in Porter Memorial hospital, Valparaiso.  He was the son of Charles and Connie BUBP GABY.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Charles RUNKLE, Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert EATON, Hartford City, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth GABY, Argos.

Graveside rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos, with the Rev. Waldo GABY, New Paris, officiating.  Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Grossman funeral home, Argos.

 

Wednesday, October 10, 1979

 

Nellie A. Werner

Nellie A. WERNER, 92, Indianapolis, died Monday at the Colonial Crest South nursing home.

Mrs. Werner was born Oct. 3, 1887 in Paxton, Ill.  She had lived in Indianapolis for 37 years after moving from Rochester.  She was married to William A. WERNER, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Woodruff Place Baptist church.

Surviving are four daughters, Emma PELLY, Florence WINKLES, Evelyn PARKS and Marguerite PATE, all of Indianapolis; a son, Robert WERNER, Huntington, and several nieces and nephews in Rochester.  A son, Marvel WERNER, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Conkle-Lynhurst chapel in Indianapolis with Dr. Marvin UTTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Washington Park cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.
Loie A. Secor Ballenger

Loie A. SECOR BALLENGER, 85, Akron, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient several days following a year’s illness.

Mrs. Ballenger was born Oct. 19, 1893, in Akron to Joseph E. and Frances Rebecca CRUMPACKER KARNS.  She had lived in the Akron area her entire life.  She was first married to Harvey SECOR in 1913; he died in 1951.  In 1954 she married Harvey BALLENGER, who died in 1970.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dawn) SHEETS, Akron, and Mrs. Don (Virginia) UTTER, Remington; a son, Edward SECOR, Bremen; a sister, Mrs. Lenny BENGE, Mishawaka; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Garth IREY officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Thursday, October 11, 1979

 

Edward I. Creakbaum

Edward I. CREAKBAUM, 72, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 11:20 .m. Wednesday in the Kosciusko Community hospital at Warsaw, where he had been a patient for several days.  He had been in failing health for several years.

Mr. Creakbaum was born March 9, 1907 in Kosciusko county to Daniel and Lucinda BALDWIN CREAKBAUM.  He had lived in the area his entire life.  He was married to Vesta COOK on Jan. 25, 1932 in Elkhart; she survives.  He was retyired from the Midwest Spring Manufacturing Company, Mentone, and was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Larry D. [CREAKBAUM], Indianapolis; a brother, Lester [CREAKBAUM], Mishawaka; and a grandson.  A daughter, four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Beaver Dam United Methodist church with the Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Harold ULREY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the King memorial home, Mentone, and at the church Saturday prior to the services.

 

Jennifer Ann Mangus

Jennifer Ann MANGUS was stillbon at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

She was the daughter of Phillip and Louise HEDGER MANGUS, R.R. 1, Lakeville.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald HEDGER, R.R. 1, Winamac; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Quinten MANGUS,     R.R. 1, Plymouth; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Goldie FOUST, R.R. 4, Winamac, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Freida MANGUS, Richmond.

Graveside rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Fair cemetery, northwest of Lapaz, with the Rev. James SIMMONS officiating.  The Grossman funeral home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.
Ethel M. Louthain

Mrs. Ethel M. LOUTHAIN, 76, R.R. 5, Logansport, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday in Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

Mrs. Louthain was born July 31, 1903 in Cass county to Isaac and Anna DAMM SHERRARD.  She was married to Howard R. LOUTHAIN on May 28, 1921 in Logansport; he survives.  She was a member of the Corinth Brethren church and its Women’s Missionary Society and the Adams Township Homemakers club.

Surviving with the husband are six brothers, Russell [LOUTHAIN], R.R. 2, Walton; Raymond  [LOUTHAIN], Mechanicsville, Me., Merrill, Darl and Donnie [LOUTHAIN], all of Logansport, and James  [LOUTHAIN], New Waverly; three daughters, Mrs. Jane ANDREWS, Anderson, S.C., Mrs. Priscilla “Pat” FRANK, R.R. 5, Logansport and Mrs. Sharon CARTER, Rochester; a brother, Henry SHERRARD, Sr., R.R. 1, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Anna SCOTT, Rochester; forty-five grandchildren, and fifty-one great-grandchildren.  A daughter and five sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Corinth Brethren church, Twelve Mile, with the Rev. Fred SNYDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, after 2 p.m. Friday and at the church Saturday for an hour before services.

 

Fannie Sommers

Services were to be this afternoon at the Howard-Miami Mennonite church in Kokomo for Mrs. Fannie SOMMERS, 90, Kokomo, who died at 8:15 p.m. Monday in the Pleasantview nursing home in Wabash.  She had been in failing health for five years.

Born in Howard county July 22, 1889, she was the daughter of Joseph and Emma ANDREWS MAST.  She was married Oct. 26, 1911 to Edwin SOMMERS, who survives.  She was a member of the Howard-Miami Mennonite church.

Surviving with the husband are four sons, Lloyd CLEVENGER, Rochester; Ernest SOMMERS, Kokomo; Clyde [SOMMERS], Amboy, and Everett [SOMMERS], Lagro; a daughter, Okla STODGELL, Amboy; a sister, Marie PITTENGER, Kokomo; sixteen grandchildren, and several great and great-great-grandchildren.

Burial was to be in the Mast cemetery at Kokomo.  The Laird funeral home in Amboy was in charge of arrangements.

 

Friday, October 12, 1979

 

[no obits]
Saturday, October 13, 1979

 

Robert D. Young

Private services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Frain funeral home, Winamac, for Robert D. YOUNG, 50, R.R. 4, Winamac, who died at 9:35 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital from multiple internal injuries suffered in an accident at Pike Lumber company in Akron.

Young was hurt Wednesday afternoon when he was buried beneath several tons of dirt while inspecting a digging site for a storage tank.

Young was buried for several minutes and had to be revived by emergency medical technicians.

Young was born Sept. 3, 1929, in White county to Right and Edith YOUNG.  He was married Oct. 22, 1955, in Logansort to Maxine Ann HINKLE, who survives.  He was a veteran of the Korean war and had been employed at Pike Lumber for 20 years.  He had lived in Winamac for the past 21, years.

The services will be officiated by the Rev. Larsen HALL and Rev. Donald NORRICK.  Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, October 15, 1979

 

Ralph S. Miller

Ralph S. MILLER, 78, Akron, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.  He had been in failing health for 10 years.

He was born May 26, 1901 in Fulton county to Hugh and Alwilda PONTIUS MILLER and lived his entire life in Akron.  He was married June 9, 1922 in Peru to Nettie HARTZLER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ralph J. MILLER, Macy, and Devon [MILLER], Rochester; six daughters, Mrs. Robert (Geraldine) HARTISH, Fairmount; Mrs. Elwin (Maxine) CREVISTON, Jacksonville, Fla.; Wanda OLINGER, Fulton; Mrs. Charles (Marcia) KROFT, Nappanee; Mrs. Richard (Janice) SMOKER, Peru, and Mrs. Donald (Kay) HARNEY, Milford; four sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Blanche) DICKEY, Akron; Mrs. Gladys HOUGH, Mishawaka; Mrs. Charles (Helen) SHIPLEY, Peru, and Mrs. Warren (Mabelle) LEHMEN, Villa Park, Ill.; seventeen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. J. D. THOMASON and the Rev. Myron KISSINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. today and at the church one hour before the service.
Alice M. Delworth

Mrs. Alice M. DELWORTH, 81, Bass Lake, died Saturday at 9 p.m. in Porter Memorial hospital, Valparaiso, where she had been a patient for four weeks.

She was born July 10, 1898 in England to Bessie and Frederick STEVENS and married John J. DELWORTH, Sr., July 26, 1920 in Tavistock, Devonshire, England.  He survives.  She had lived at Bass Lake since 1957 after moving from Valparaiso.  She was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas church, Knox.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Steven [DELWORTH], Valparaiso, and John J. [DELWORTH], Jr., Rochester; five grandchildren, Mrs. Kevin (Mary Alice) HUNT and Patricia DELWORTH, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; Michael, Timothy and John F. [DELWORTH], Rochester, and a brother, Stanley STEVENS, Valparaiso.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Paul’s Catholic church, Valparaiso, with Mgr. John CHARLEBOIS officiating.  Burial will be in Graceland cemetery, Valparaiso.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Dykes funeral home, Valparaiso.  The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Max D. Nicocemus

Max D. NICODEMUS, 76, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.

He was born July 25, 1903 in Fulton county to Samuel and Stella FEECE NICODEMUS.  He had lived in the Athens area all his life.  His first wife, the former Marie HOWARD, survives.  He was retired from Safway Steel.

Surviving are three sons, Edwin [NICODEMUS], Silver Lake; Robert E. [NICODEMUS], Akron, and John [NICODEMUS], Roann; five daughters, Mrs. Irvin (Marjorie) SUTTON, Mrs. Carroll (Doris) HAMMOND and Mrs. Tom (Hazel) BYERS, all of Akron; Mrs. Marshall (Wilma) BOYER, Syracuse, and Mrs. Mary EMMONS, address unknown; two brothers, Robert L. and Peter [NICODEMUS, both of Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Lucille LEWIS and Mrs. Louise NICODEMUS, both of Akron, and Mrs. Lafe (Grace) EDGAR, Avery, Mich.; twenty-one grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. A son and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. Tueday.

 

Tuesday, October 16, 1979

 

Donald D. Dietrich

Donald Dorman DIETRICH, 64, Port Orange, Fla., died Sunday evening in Daytona Beach, Fla.

He was born May 29, 1915 in South Bend to Norman and Bertha BURKHART DIETRICH and had lived in Florida for two years after moving from Lake Manitou.  His wife, the former Pauline ENGLE, survives.  He was retired from Office Engineers of South Bend and was a member of the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ of South Bend and the Elks and Moose lodges of Rochester.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Don WAGSTAFF officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Raymond R. Myers

Raymond R. MYERS, 59, R.R. 5, Rochester, was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

He was born May 1, 1920 in Peru to Arthur L. and Lula Mae FRENCH MYERS and had lived in Rochester for five years.  His mother survives in Peru.  He married Minnie MARTIN in 1977; she survives.  He was a car inspector for the C&O Railroad in Peru and was a member of the Moose, Eagles and VFW lodges of Rochester.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife and mother are two sons, David [MYERS] of Peru, and Ronnie [MYERS], Battle Creek, Mich.; a step-son, Dennis MANUS, Peru; a brother, Louis [MYERS], Peru, and six grandchildre.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at the Fowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru at 11 a.m. Thursday with Bishop Edward SCHMIDT officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may cal from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Rickey J. Miller

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Rickey Joe MILLER, 22, 625 East 14th street.  Mr. Miller died at 6:50 p.m. Monday in the Home of John PEMBERTON, 1401 Pontiac street, of self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head, according to Deputy Coroner Ed WENRICK.  The shooting is still under investigation by Rochester city, state and county police.

Mr. Miller was born Feb. 26, 1957 in Winchester to Donald E. and Martha R. MARSHALL MILLER, Sr.  He had lived in the Rochester area for 13 years, coming from North Liberty.  He married Linda Diane CONLEY Aug. 11, 1975; she survives.  He was a member of the Painter’s Union and the Ridge Rock band of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Tara [MILLER]; a son, Matthew [MILLER]; the parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Donald MILLER, Sr.; three brothers, Larry D., and Donald E., [MILLER], Jr., both of Rochester, and William L. [MILLER], Akron; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth MARSHALL, Richmond, and the paternal grandmother, Gladys DIVELBLISS, Marion.

Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday and until the time of services on Thursday.

 

Fritz L. Beckman

Fritz L. BECKMAN, 62, Logansport, died at 8 a.m. Monday in his residence.

Mr. Beckman was born Sept 13, 1917, in Fulton county to Fred E. and Goldie STUBBLEFIELD BECKMAN.  He was married June 9, 1947, in Logansport to Doris A. HORTON, who survives.  He was a retired employee of Rockwell International.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Patricia GROSS, Logansport; Mrs. Sharon FREELS, Marshtown, and Mrs. Connie KISTLER, R.R. 5, Logansport; two brothers, John H. and Donald L. [BECKMAN], both of Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Mary LEHAY, Marion, and six grandchildren.  A daughter, four brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-rest Memorial Park cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Earl G. DeMont

Earl G. DeMONT, 91, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after a four-week illness.  Mr. DeMont was born Jan. 5, 1888, in Rochester to George and Suzanne GRAY DeMONT.  He had lived in Argos 50 years after moving from Logansport.  He was married to Alta JORDAN on Dec. 16, 1911, in Culver; she died Aug. 28, 1956.  He married Mabel BEST on Oct. 10, 1959, in Goshen; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the former Gilead United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Nellie MILLER, Port Huron, Mich., and Mrs. Bruce (Mary) McCRACKEN, Lancaster, Pa.; two sons, George DeMONT, R.R. 5, Plymouth, and Norman “Porky” DeMONT, Argos; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and a step-son, Lyle W. BEST, Atwood.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Arley MITCHEM officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and until the services Thursday.

 

Von Andrews

Von ANDREWS, 78, Argos, died at 4:06 a.m. today in Parkview hospial, Plymouth.  He had been ill for he past six months.

Mr. Andrews was born April 11, 1901, in Richland Center.  He had lived in Argos the past 13 years after moving from his farm residence at R.R. 1, Argos.  He was married Sept. 24, 1923 in Culver to Hazel SHARP, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are six daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Marcille) SICKMILLER, R.R. 2, Argos; Mrs. Phillip (Ardille) BOLLHOEFER, Rancho Cordovia, Cal.; Mrs. Hainz (Lucille) SCHAFER, Plymouth; Mrs. Allen (Vanetta) KELLER, Argos; Mrs. Edward (Donna) NICOLE, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Joy O’BRIAN, Elkhart; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a step-sister, Mrs. Leonard (Caroline) DIXON, Plymouth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, 4-9 p.m. Thursday and until the services Friday.

 

Marie Rife

Mrs. Marie RIFE, 74, Kewanna, died at 7:20 a.m. Sunday in the Pulaski Memorial hospital, Winamac.

Mrs. Rife was born March 11, 1905 in Twelve Mile to Benson and Lottie ASHBY EVANS and married Marvin RIFE Sept. 18, 1926 in Rochester.  He survives.  She was a homemaker and one of the founders of the Mar-Lo restaurant.  She was a telephone operator in Kewanna for 15 years and was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church and was a past grand noble of the Kewanna Rebekah 140 lodge.

Surviving with the husband is a daughter, Mrs .Cecil (Georgia) DAVIS, Peru; two brothers, Joseph [EVANS] of Bridgeman, Mich., and Lee [EVANS] of Kewanna; three sisters, Mrs. Ida MULLINS, Kewanna; Mrs. Arlene ROCCO, Kewanna, and Mrs. Frances ANDERSON, Logansport; two grandsons, and an aunt, Mrs. Pearl NICKELS, Lafayette.  A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Gene PERSONETT in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home in Kewanna Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  Burial will follow in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.  Rebekah services will be held at 8 o’clock tonight.


 

Wednesday, October 17, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, October 18, 1979

 

Clara A. Evers

Mrs. Clara A. EVERS, 76, R.R. 4, Rochester, died in the home of her daughter in Storm Lake, Ia., Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

She was born Oct. 17, 1903 in Riverdale, Ill. to August and Wilhelminia KRUMREI RADTKE.  She was married June 11, 1923 to John L. EVERS in Dolton, Ill.  He died May 26, 1978.  She was a long time member of the Pinhook Grange, Welcome Neighbors Home Ec club and the St. John Lutheran church of Rochester.

Surviving are a son, Leonard [EVERS], R.R. 4, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth DeVRIES, Palo Alto, Cal., and Mrs. Clara LICHTSINN, Storm Lake, Ia.; five brothers, Harrold, Edmond and Walter RADTKE, all of Chicago; Clarence [RADTKE], Frankfort, Ill., and August [RADTKE], Michigan; two sisters, Julia and Viola RADTKE, both of Chicago; fourteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, with the Revs. Edmond LICHTSINN and Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

 

Rev. Don C. Pugh

The Rev. Don C. PUGH, 71, 304 North East street, Bremen, died Tuesday at his home following an apparent heart attack.

He was born Jan. 13, 1908 in Kentucky and had lived in the Bremen area for 19 years, moving from Gage, Ky.  He was married Sept. 5, 1936 in Gage to Dorothy ABNETT, who died in 1977.  He was ordained in 1943 and was pastor of the United Baptist church in Gage and also had served as interim pastor in Rochester and Logansport.  He was pulpit supply for many eara GARBC churches.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Betty CORNETT, Bremen; Mrs. Carol PETERSON, Park Forest, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Grace CHRISTMAN, Alma, Mich.; Mrs. Margaret SMITH, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Cathy MARSHALL, South Bend; twelve grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret CRAFT, Leslie, Mich.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist church at Bremen with the Rev. James K. HOLMES officiating.  Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery.  Friends may call after    2 p.m. Friday at the Mishler funeral home in Bremen.
J. Maurice Wickizer

J. Maurice WICKIZER, 68, South Bend, died at 6:21 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital after a six-month illness.

Mr. Wickizer was born June 12, 1911, near Argos to John and Elizabeth SCHEUERMAN WICKIZER.  He was married July 4, 1937, in Argos to June BENEDICT, who survives.  He attended Manchester college and received a bachelor of arts degree from Ball State university in special education and was a licensed teacher of the deaf.  He had taught at Argos for 22 years before moving to South Bend and working until 1976 when he retired.  He was a member of the First United Methodist church, South Bend; Argos Masonic lodge, Indiana and National Retired Teachers associations and was a retired member of the Carpenters union.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jo Nina NOLAN, Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, John [WICKIZER], Wauseon, O., and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with Revs. Robert DUNGY and Gary FORBES officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.  The Argos Masonic lodge will hold memorial services at 8 p.m. Saturday.  Contributions may be made to the Cancer Society of St. Joseph County.

 

Friday, October 19, 1979

 

Mary M. Rock

Mrs. Mary M. ROCK, 81, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital after being admitted earlier in the evening.

Mrs. Rock was born Nov. 17, 1897, in Pulaski county to Gottlieb and Lovina WERNER WARMBROD.  She had lived near Rochester for 31 years.  She was married March 6, 1927, near Winamac, to Harry E. ROCK, who died Feb. 4, 1962.  She was a member of the Burton United Methodist church and the Woodlawn Hospital Gray Ladies.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Doris) HITTLE, R.R. 2, Logansport; Mrs. Virgil (Erma) SUTTON, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Ora (Anna) CLEMONS, R.R. 1, Macy, and Mrs. Virgil (Margaret) WHITE, R.R. 2, Macy; three sons, Donald [ROCK], R.R. 1, Macy; Ivan [ROCK], Tippecanoe, and James [ROCK], R.R. 2, Rochester; thirty-five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Cora PETERS, R.R. 1, Winamac, and a brother, John WARMBROD, R.R. 5, Rochester.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home wih the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Zion cemetery near Culver.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and until the services Sunday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Burton United Methodist church or the American Red Cross.
Leslar Bradford

Leslar BRADFORD, 72, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital in Plymouth following a three-week illness.

He was born April 30, 1907 in Mobile, Ala., to William and Carrie ARTIST BRADFORD.  He had lived in Aubeenaubbee township for the last 12 years, moving from Chicago.  He retired from the U. S. Postal Department at Chicago in 1967.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of St. John’s AME church in Chicago.  He was married Oct. 21, 1937 in Valparaiso to Odessa PATTERSON, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Ms. Oneta BRADFORD and Mrs. Antoinette BARNES, both of Columbus, O.; eleven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Jordan funeral home, 7030 South Halstead street, Chicago, with the Rev. HAYES officiating.  Burial will be in Chicago.  Friends may call at the Bonine uneral home in Culver from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Gilbert Simons

Gilbert SIMONS, 73, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 9:10 p.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient one day following a four-month illness.

He was born Jan. 2, 1902 in Frankfort to Benjamin and Alma VINARD.  At age 14 he was adopted by Samuel and Sarie SIMONS.  He was married June 15, 1930 in Rochester to Ethel MUNN, who survives.  He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge, Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge, was a former president and 16-year member of the Green Township Farm Bureau and a member of he Eastside Conservation club.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Edith SPEAR and Mrs. Ethel REED, both of Frankfort.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be at the Poplar Grove cemetery, west of Argos.  Friends may call from 7-9 pm. Saturday and from 4-9 p.m. Sunday.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, October 20, 1979

 

Ethel Bell

Mrs. Ethel BELL, 92, Idaville, died early Friday morning at the Milner nursing home, Rossville.

Mrs. Bell was born Sept. 30, 1887, in Wayne county, Ky., to Silas and Mary Ellen CAYLOR BELL.  She was married in 1912 to Obie BELL, who died in 1969.

Surviving are a son, Delbert [BELL], Radner, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. John STEELE, Lafayette; Mrs. Beecher WEIDA, Akron; Mrs. Boyd MARTIN, Royal Center, and Mrs. Arthur CARNAHAN, Burnettsville; twelve grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Cletus BENNETT, Lafayette.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Miller-Voorhis funeral home, Monticello, with the Rev. Robert FLYNN officiating.  Burial will be in Otterbein.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday.
Monday, October 22, 1979

 

Edna L. Ferguson

Mrs. Edna L. FERGUSON, 72, R.R. 1, Logansport, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday in the Chase-Manor nursing home in Logansport.

Mrs. Ferguson was born Nov. 14, 1906, in Peru to Edward and Rosa WOLFE BLACK.  She was married Dec. 23, 1926 in Huntington to Harold ESHELMAN, who died in June, 1945.  She married George E. FERGUSON on Sept. 4, 1966 in Cass county he survives.  She was a retired medical assistant, a member of the Walton Christian church,Walton Fidelity chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Logansport Moose lodge.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Thelma THIEME, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Barbara OLIVER, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Jody WILLHITE, Grand Prairie, Texas; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lucille LEBO, R.R. 6, Logansport; a step-son, Richard FERGUSON, Royal Center; two brothers, Paul [BLACK], Anderson, and Howard [BLACK], Peru; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby WILLIAMS, New Waverly; Mrs. Mabel HECKATHORN, Denver; Mrs. Carrie SHARP, Kokomo, and Mrs. Ruth MICHAEL, Wabash; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.  A grandson, a step-granddaughter and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Ronald M. LEWELLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Eastern Star memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today.

 

L. Fern Black

Mrs. L. Fern BLACK, 89, Fulton, died at 4:10 a.m. today at the Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth.  She had been in failing health several years.

Mrs. Black was born Aug. 20, 1890 at Fletcher’s Lake to Robert and Ada THRUSH BEATTIE.  She had lived her life in Fulton county.  Mrs. Black was married Feb. 14, 1917 in Rochester to Gale BLACK, who died Oct. 17, 1963.  She was a graduate of Rochester Normal college and a member of the Fulton United Methodist church and the Liberty Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Byron BLACK, Rochester; a granddaughter, Michelle BLACK, Logansport; a brother, Ivan BEATTIE, Bloomington, and nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and two half-sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Revs. John LOUTHAIN and George HAPNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Salem cemetey northwest of Fulton.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Richard L. Thomas

Richard Lewis “Rich” THOMAS, 14, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 8:55 a.m. Saturday in St. Vincent hospital, Indianapolis, following a two-week illness.

He was born in Rochester Aug. 26, 1965 to Raymond L. and Donnabelle ZEIDER THOMAS.  He was a freshman at Caston high school.

Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Steven C. [THOMAS], Logansport, and James [THOMAS], Twelve Mile, and two sisters, Key [THOMAS], with the U.S. Army, and Raye Anne VINSON, Twelve Mile.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Mexico Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Kistler cemetery at Royal Center.  Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, today and at the church on Tuesday for one hour before services.  Memorials may be given to the Cass County Heart Fund or Kidney Fund.

 

Tuesday, October 23, 1979

 

Blanche O. Grass

Blanche O. GRASS, 80, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in her home of an apparent coronary attack.

She was born April 18, 1899 in Fulton county to Elmer and Frances RODIBAUGH COPLEN and had lived in Fulton county all her life except for a few years in Elkhart.  She was married Dec. 1, 1917 in Rochester to Joseph J. GRASS.  He died Aug. 14, 1953.  She was a member of the Talma Bible chuch.

Surviving are five sons, Donald D. [GRASS], Elkhart; Emil E. [GRASS], South Bend; Wendell L. and Kermit G. [GRASS], both of Rochester, and Kenneth D. [GRASS], Twelve Mile; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Grace FILSON, Plymouth; Mrs. Fern ACHBERGER and Mrs. Frances SHUPERT, both of Bonita Springs, Fla., and a brother, Floyd COPLEN, Elkhart.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Buell MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.

 

Eleanor B. Laughman

Eleanor B. LAUGHMAN, 64, Laketon, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday in the Lutheran hosptal in Fort Wayne.

She was born Feb. 24, 1915 in Wabash to Howard and Nora BELTS ERB and was a lifetime resident of Wabash county.  She married Cecil LAUGHMAN Nov. 17, 1949 in Wabash; he survives.

Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Roscoe (Joan) BLACK, Jr., Wabash; two brothers, Emerson and Clarence Eugene ERB, both of Wabash; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grandstaff-Hoover-Miner funeral home, Wabash, with the Rev. Phillip CRUBAUGH officiating.  Burial will be in the Falls cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Henry W. Sherrard, Sr.

Henry Weldon SHERRARD, Sr., 86, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 1:35 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Oct. 12.  Mr. Sherrard had been ill the past 13 months.  He was a former Fulton county surveyor.

Mr. Sherrard was born March 26, 1893 in Logansport, to Isaac and Anna DAMM SHERRARD.  He had lived here since 1925, moving from Cass county.  He was married Aug. 21, 1919 in Logansport to Opal DUBLIN, who survives.

He was a retired licensed engineer, land surveyor and drainage contractor and served two terms as Fulton County surveyor.  He was a member of the World War I Barracks, having served with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I; a 56-year member of the Macy Masonic lodge; a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Rochester; 50-year member of the Rochester Royal Arch, White Shrine and South Bend Scottish Rite.

Surviving with the wife are a son, H. Weldon SHERRARD, Jr., Rochester a daughter, Mrs. L. D. (Betty) THOUSAND, Sr., Rochester six grandchildren; L. D. THOUSAND, Jr., Rochester; Victoria SHERRARD, Logansport; Mrs. Mike (Janice) FOREMAN, Macy; Mrs. Edward (Maryanna) CRIPPEN, Grass Creek; Mrs. James (Debra) ARNETT, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Nancy) PRATT, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.; eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Vernon (Anna) SCOTT, Rochester.  A son, daughter and six sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Fraternal rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Macy Masonic lodge and at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday by the Rochester Order of Eastern Star.

 

Elizabeth D. Erlenbaugh

Elizabeth Dorothy ERLENBAUGH, 65, Nyona Lake, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in the South Bend St. Joseph hospital.  She had been ill for 18 months.

She was born June 3, 1914 in Magnolia, N.J. to George and Georgia Van FOSSAN MIKELS and had lived here or 46 years, coming from Kokomo.  She married Edward Francis ERLENBAUGH Sept. 11, 1933 in Spencer.  He died May 28, 1971.  She was an Avon representative for 20 years and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church of Rochester.

Surviving are a brother, Ross MIKELS, Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Marty) FOREMAN, Nyona Lake, and Mary MIKELS, Kokomo, and three nephews, Terry and Mike FOREMAN, Nyona Lake, and George MIKELS, Kokomo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.
Wednesday, October 24, 1979

 

Jeff R. Patton

Jeff R. PATTON, 84, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient one week.  He had been in failing health for four years.

He was born July 31, 1895 in Alphoretta, Ky., to Mart and Time SIZEMORE PATTON.  He had lived in the Rochester area since moving from Kentucky in 1945.  He was married May 8, 1918 in Floyd county, Ky. to Gracie FLANNERY who survives.  He was a retired coal miner.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Charlie (Becky) GARRISON, Harold, Ky.; Mrs. Charles (Jannavee) RUDD, Rochester; Mrs. Harry (Vergie) GREGORY, Argos, and Mrs. Robert (Nell) KUNCL, Chicago; a son, Mart C. PATTON, Argos; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Darcus COLE, Harold, Ky., and Emma REFFETT, Maytown, Ky., and a brother, Jake PATTON, Maytown, Ky.  Two grandchildren, nine sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home and burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and prior to the services on Friday.

 

Thursday, October 25, 1979

 

Edward A. Overmyer

Edward A. OVERMYER, 75, R.R. 2, Bourbon, died unexpectedly at his residence Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

Mr. Overmyer was born Feb. 20, 1904 in Culver to Washington and Minnie KINSEY OVERMYER.  He had lived at his farm home since moving from South Bend in 1949.  He was married May 11, 1927 to Olea May DECK, who died June 15, 1955.  He married Mamie DICUS on Oct. 9, 1956; she survives.  He was a retired employee of the Studebaker corporation and a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Martha) ROBERTS, R.R. 2, Argos, and Mrs. Charles (Doris) St. CLAIR, Gobles, Mich.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Glendon (Jane) BAILEY, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; a son, Richard OVERMYER, R.R. 2, Bourbon; twenty-one grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Millard (Hazel) KANTZ, South Bend, and two brothers, Clifford [OVERMYER], R.R. 1, Argos, and Cecil [OVERMYER], Edwardsburg, Mich.  Four brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. W. B. GAHM officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and the the church Saturday one hour prior to the service.

 

Friday, October 26, 1979 to Saturday, October 27, 1979

 

[no obits]
Monday, October 29, 1979

 

Edna Kuhn

Mrs. Edna WILHOIT KUHN, 88, South Bend, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been a resident of the Canterbury Manor nursing home, Rochester, since 1978.

Mrs. Kuhn was born Oct. 4, 1891 in Akron to William and Anna HOFFMAN WILHOIT.  She was married in 1914 to Cecil KUHN, who was head of the Civics department at the former South Bend Central high school for 50 years.  He died in 1970.  Mrs. Kuhn had lived in South Bend since 1924.  She was the first librarian at the Carnegie library in Akron.  She was a member of the First United Methodist church of South Bend and its WSCS, the Antique club and a former president of the School Men’s Wives association.  She attended Hanover college.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Virginia) ARMSTRONG, Bradenton, Fla.; a son, William [KUHN], DesPeres, Mo.; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Garth IREY officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday.

 

Ella M. Austin

Mrs. Ella Mae AUSTIN, 77, R.R. 4, Rochester, died of cancer Saturday at noon in Woodlawn hospital following a two-year illness.

Mrs. Austin was born May 3, 1902 in Louisville, Ky.  She was married in 1936 to the Rev. Thomas AUSTIN, who preceded in death.

Surviving are a grandson, William MURPHY, Kokomo; a brother, John WILLIAMS, and a sister, Mrs. Leona HAMBLEN, both of Louisville.

Services were to be today in the Apostolic Pentecostal church, Rochester, with Bishop Armond RITTER and the Rev. Robert RITTER officiating.  Burial was to be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Arrangements were handled by Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.

 

Tuesday, October 30, 1979

 

Admiral D. Mohon

Admiral Dewey MOHON, 82, Blackford Addition, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died unexpectedly at 2:30 Monday at his home.

He was born Dec. 22, 1896 in Union county, Tenn., to James and Isabella HAWKINS MOHON.  He had lived in the Tippecanoe area for 11 years, moving from Curtisville, Ind.  He married Ollie McCLANAHAN on Dec. 24, 1926 in Knoxville, Tenn.  He was a retired employee of Heinz Manufacturing company of Elwood and the Union County Baptist church of Maynardsville, Tenn., and was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ronny (Lillian) THOMPSON, Junction City, Kan.; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL of the Tippecanoe church officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and until time of services Thursday.
June Brown

Services were held today in Crown Point for Mrs. June BROWN, 73, Crown Point, who died in her home last Wednesday night.  Burial was to be in the Crown Point cemetery.

Mrs. Brown was born June 30, 1906, in Onward, Ind., to Edward and Myrtle GRIFFIN SMITH.  She was married May 31, 1923, to Earl BROWN, who died Dec. 3, 1952.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

 

Wednesday, October 31, 1979

 

Mildred J. Wray

Mrs. Mildred J. WRAY, 83, R.R. 5, Logansport, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Chase-Manor nursing home.

Mrs. Wray was born June 8, 1896 in Cass county to John and Alice TUCKER SLOOP.  She was married June 30, 1915 in Cass county to John S. WRAY, who survives.  She was a member of the Miami Baptist church.

Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Jeanne V. GUNTER, R.R. 2, Kewanna; Mrs. Ruth E. WILSON, Peru; Mrs. Madge L. BLANEY, LaPorte, and Mrs. Sharon L. POWELL, Marion; a son, Galen F. [WRAY], Lakewood, Cal.; three sisters, Mrs. Helen BYERS, Logansport; Mrs. Bessie RUSH, Logansport, and Mrs. Maybelle LONG, Santa Monica, Cal.; twenty-three grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  Two sons, a grandson and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, with Dr. Bryan T. CLEMENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cass County Crippled children society.

 

Thursday, November 1, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, November 2, 1979

Helen C. Morris

Mrs. Helen C. MORRIS, 71, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 7:53 p.m. Thursday in the Plymouth Parkview hospital where she had been a patient for one day.

She was born March 16, 1908 in Marshall county to Clyde and Nellie DeMONT SOUDER and had liv ed in Fulton and Marshall counties.  She married Ross P. MORRIS June 11, 1927 in South B end.

Surviving with the husband ar a daughter, Mrs. James (Mary Lou) RICHARDSON,   R.R. 2, Rochester; a son, James MORRIS, Bourbon; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; four sisters, Mrs. S. L. (Susie) STEPHENS, South Bend; Mrs. C. A. (Mabel) McCAY, New Carlisle; Mrs. Grace SMITH, Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. Clifford (Eva) HOLLOWAY, Rochester, and a brother, John SOUDER, San Diego, Cal.  A son, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Sunday.
Saturday, November 3, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, November 5, 1979

 

Leona Glaze

Mrs. Leona GLAZE, 88, South Bend, former Rochester resident, died at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Ridgedale nursing home at South Bend, after a three-month illness.

She was born July 13, 1891 in Kosciusko county.

She was married to Samuel GLAZE, who died May 21, 1953.  Mrs. Glaze was a member of the Southside Christian church, a past wothy matron of the Rose Croix chapter of the South Bend Eastern Star and a past president of the Rebekah lodge.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. O. F. TAYLOR, South Bend; a brother, Isaac HOLMES, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hayes funeral home, South Bend, with the Rev. Timothy MURTAUGH officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, November 6, 1979

 

Margaret E. Cohen

Mrs. Margaret E. COHEN, 85, South Bend, died at noon Monday in the South Bend Convalescent Center where she had resided since 1977.

Mrs. Cohen was born May 23, 1894 in Rochester to William and Sarah Elizabeth CALLISON WAGONER.  She had lived in South Bend for 54 years, having moved from Rochester.  She was married in 1926 to Herbert S. COHEN, who died in 1968.  She was a member of the Broadway United Methodist church, South Bend.

Surviving are two sons, Maurice [COHEN], Florida, and George [COHEN], Skokie, Ill.; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. F. G. (Mary) FIELDS, Rochester; a nephew, Bill WAGONER, and a niece, Mrs. Bonnie STINSON, both of Rochester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today.

 

Mary Snyder

Mrs. Mary SNYDER, 71, R.R. 1, Argos, died early this morning at the Manates Memorial hospital, Bradenton, Fla., where she had been a patient for 12 days.

She was the wife of Al. C. SNYDER.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.

 

Marie Eckart

Marie ECKART, 87, 1001 Jefferson street, died at noon Monday in Woodlawn hospital.  Surviving is a son, W. F. ECKART, Millark.  Rites are pending at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.
Loren J. Weaver

Loren J. WEAVER, 59, Mishawaka, died Monday evening in St. Joseph’s hospital, Mishawaka.  He had been ill one year.

Mr. Weaver was born Feb. 6, 1920 in Bremen.  He had lived in Mishawaka 12 years before moving from Leesburg.  He was married Aug. 20, 1944 in Bremen to Treva BANLUE who survives.  He was an independent trucker for the Independent Concrete Pipe Company, Mishawaka.  He was a member of the Osceola Church of the Brethren, the Teamstrs Union and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Sandra WEAVER, Mishawaka; two brothers, Lloyd [WEAVER], Rochester, and Danny Joe [WEAVER], Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Edna SMITH, Rochester; Mrs. Ruth FORE, Green Bay, Wis., and Mrs. Anna Kathryn GOOD, Landisville, Pa.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Osceola Church of the Brethren with the Rev. James COPP and the Rev. Armond WEGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, at the Warner funeral home, Osceola.  Memorials may be made to the Osceola Church of the Brethren.

 

Wednesday, November 7, 1979

 

Mary E. Snyder

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating for Mrs. Mary E. SNYDER, 71, R.R. 1, Argos, who died Tuesday at 3:35 a.m. in the Manatee Memorial hospital, Bradenton, Fla.  She had been a patient 12 days, becoming ill after arriving in Florida for the winter.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and up until time of the service Friday.  Burial wil follow in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.

She was born Jan. 21, 1908 in Argos to Harry and Etta WRIGHT MILLER.  Her first marriage was to Garfield STORM who preceded her in death.  Her second marriage was to Al C. SNYDER on Oct. 30, 1943 in Brazil, Ind.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Nancy) FINN, Menlo Park, Cal.; Mrs. Richard (Jody) ALLYSTON, Alexandria, Va.; one son, Richard STORM, Dominican Republic; a step-son, Marion SNYDER, Argos; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.

 

Frank O. Funk

Frank O. FUNK, 77, Beaversville, Ill., died early Tuesday evening in the Hawthorne Lodge nursing home in Watseka, Ill.

Mr. Funk was born Nov. 13, 1901 inAkron to John W. and Ella DILLMAN FUNK.  He was a former schoolteacher, a bookkeeper and accountant and a civil engineer for the Armour company.

Surviving are two sons, John [FUNK], Goshen, and F. Dean [FUNK], Springfield, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Joan DUDA, Bensonville, Ill., and Mrs. Norma DELANEY, Homewood, Ill.; two brothers, Walter [FUNK], Akron, and Ralph [FUNK], Rochester; fourteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with burial in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.


 

Thursday, November 8, 1979

 

Joseph C. Arone

Joseph C. ARONE, 77, 1827 Woodlawn street, Logansport, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital, Logansport.

He was born in Naples, Italy May 7, 1902 to Nick and Lucille LOPRETA ARONE.  He married Elizabeth VITELLO on May 26, 1922 in Logansport; she survives.  He was a member of the St. Vincent church and was a retired mechanic for the Penn Central railroad.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Joseph L. [ARONE], Logansport, and Nick [ARONE], Monticello; three daughters, Louise YODER, Logansport, Lucille LEHMAN, Kokomo, and Joan LONG, Logansport; a half-brother, Nick MITTICA, Logansport; three half-sisters, Mary PULLANO and Louise PUPILLO, Gary, and Mary Ann SELBIO, Logansport; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent DePaul church with Father Maurice MILLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call at the Kroeger funeral home in Logansport from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.

 

Friday, November 9, 1979

 

Merrell W. Olinger

Merrell Wayne OLINGER, 47, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 7:50 a.m. today in the Veteran’s Administration hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient for several weeks.  He had been ill for eight months.

Mr. Olinger was born March 27, 1932 in Fulton county to Andrew and Bessie COOK OLINGER and had lived his lifetime in this area.  He married Mary L. KOONS June 15, 1952 in Rochester.  She survives.  He was self-employed in the trucking business and was a member of the First Christian church, the Macy Masonic lodge, the Manitou Moose lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Eagles lodge, all of Rochester.  He also was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Bessie OLINGER, R.R. 1, Rochester; three sons, Martin L. [OLINGER], R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mark E. and Jeffery A. [OLINGER], both of R.R. 5, Rochester; two grandchildren, Steven Joe and Amy Lee OLINGER, both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Vivian ENYART, Rochester, and two brothers, Virgil Dale [OLINGER], Logansport, and Bethel [OLINGER], R.R. 1, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Sunday.  The Macy Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, November 10, 1979

 

Evelyn F. Stockberger

Mrs. Evelyn F. STOCKBERGER, 58, Warsaw, died Friday afternoon in the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne.  She had been ill three years.

Mrs. Stockberger was born June 2, 1921 to Ithel and Mary O’CONNELL SMITH.  She had lived in Kosciusko county her lifetime.  She was married Dec. 26, 1942 in Warsaw to Norman “Ike” STOCKBERGER, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Raymond [STOCKBERGER], Milwaukee, Wis.; a daughter, Mrs. Jan RUSSELL, Pierceton; a sister, Viola BABCOCK, Warsaw; a brother, Donald SMITH, Chicago, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, November 12, 1979

 

Ned T. Grable

Ned T. GRABLE, 55, Twelve Mile, was pronounced dead at Logansport’s Memorial hospital Friday at 8:18 p.m. after suffering a heart attack while playing basketball at Caston high school.  Grable was chairman of the Cass county commissioners and president of Grable’s Chevrolet.

Grable was participating in an “Old Timers” game against the Caston high school FFA club when he collapsed on the gym floor and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mr. Grable was born Oct. 29, 1924 in Twelve Mile to Ora W. “Pat” and Gertrude HOPKINS GRABLE.  He was married July 13, 1947 in Logansport to Sandy MYERS, who survives.

He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist church, board of directors of Logansport National bank; charter member and secretary of the Twelve Mile Lion’s club, past master of the Twelve Mile Masonic lodge, a member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, recipient of the Boy Scout Silver Beaver award; member o the Girl Scout Council of Logansport, the holding corporation of Caston Educational Center and Logansport Memorial hospital and a member of the Cass county commissioners since 1972.

Surviving with the wife, father and step-mother, Mrs. Bernice BROWER GRABLE, are a daughter, Sharan Lynn GRABLE, Logansport; a son, Randy T. GRABLE, Twelve Mile; a granddaughter; a brother, Merrill [GRABLE], Twelve Mile; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis WRAY, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile, and a half-brother, Gary [GRABLE], Logansport.

Services were to be at 1 p.m. today in the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. John PATTISON officiating.  Burial was to be in the Mt. Carmel cemetery, Twelve Mile, with graveside Masonic rites.  Contributions may be made to the Cass county Boy and Girl Scouts or the Twelve Mile United Methodist church memorial fund.
Sylvia J. Lewis

Mrs. Sylvia J. LEWIS, 69, R.R. 1, Culver, died unexpectedly at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at her home.  She had been ill two years.

She was born April 1, 1910 in Wells county, Ind., to William and Margaret LOUDERMILK SUTTON.  She was married June 19, 1932 to John LEWIS, who died June 24, 1953.  She had lived in the Culver and Burr Oak communities most of her life and was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are four sons, Edward [LEWIS], Howard City, Mich.; Henry [LEWIS], Argos; Bill [LEWIS], Monterey, and Terry [LEWIS], at home; eleven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Nina) EILER, Rochester, and two brothers, Forrest SUTTON, Tiosa, and Irwin SUTTON, Akron.  A son, John [LEWIS], three sisters, and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday for an hour before services.

 

Margie S. Wray

Mrs. Margie S. WRAY, 88, Tipton, died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday in Tipton Memorial hospital.  She had been ill six months.

Mrs. Wray was born March 18, 1891 in Franklin county, Va., to John and Josephine ANDERSON.  She was married April 5, 1917 to Frank H. WRAY, who died March 23, 1978.  She was a teacher before moving from Virginia in 1935.  She was a member of the Kokomo Church of the Brethren and the WSCS of Lincoln, Ind.

Surviving are three sons, James [WRAY], Londonerry, N.H.; Terry [WRAY], Tipton, and Franklin [WRAY], Tipton; three daughters, Mrs. Lyman (Daisy) JONES, Rochester; Mrs. Robert (Florence) GISH, Enon, Ohio, and Mrs. Onita BRASS, Kokomo; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and a brother, Christ ANDERSON, Boonesmill, Va.  A son, Curtis [WRAY], and four sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Kokomo Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Randy YODER officiating.  Burial will be in the Galveston cemetery.  Friends may call at the Murray funeral home, Galveston, from 2-9 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Wilbur Davis

Wilbur “Bud” DAVIS, 74, Logansport, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday in his residence.

Mr. Davis was born July 22, 1905 in Logansport to Wilbur B. and Dadie STRONG DAVIS.  He was married Aug. 18, 1938 in Logansport to Frances E. JONES, who survives.  He was a member of the Market Street United Methodist church, Logansport, and a retired inspector at Logansport Machine company.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Barbara DINGELDEIN and Sue COX, Logansport; a son, Wilbur B. [DAVIS], at home; a brother, Edwin [DAVIS], Indianapolis; six grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  One grandson and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Bill MOON officiating.  Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Estella Hauser

Mrs. Estella HUFFORD HAUSER, 77, R.R. 3, Rocheter, died at 12:05 a.m. today at her residence.  She had been in failing health since January.

She was born Sept. 1, 1902 in White county to William and Mary HUTTON HERR.  Her first marriae was to Clay HUFFORD, who died in October, 1941.  Her second marriage was in South Bend on July 6, 1957 to Frank HAUSER, who died in May of 1974.  She had been a resident of Fulton county since 1947, moving here from South Bend.  She was a retired employee of the Bendix corporation of South Bend and a member of Union Local No. 9.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George (Dorothy) ERHARDT, Mishawaka; Mrs. Joe (Gertrude) ANDRIES, South Bend, and Mrs. Gilbert (Betty) FENTERS, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; twelve grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to the time of the service.

 

William P. Smith

William Perry SMITH, 85, 708 East Mulberry street, Kokomo, died at 12:01 a.m. today in the Howard Community hospital at Kokomo.  He was known in this area for his bee-keeping at his summer home at Wagoner Park.

He was born July 12, 1894 in Marshall, Ill., to Andrew and Minnie LYNN SMITH.

He was married March 15, 1934 to Margret PHAMS, who died March 8, 1967.  He was a retired employee of the Stellite division of the Cabot corporation, Kokomo, and a member of the Kokomo Masonic lodge.

Surviving are a son, Harold SMITH, Kokomo; three daughters, Dorothy WHITE, Kokomo; Doris SIMS and Marjorie HICKS, Peru; a brother; two sisters; eleven grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Ellers mortuary, Kokomo.  Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4-9 p.m.  Masonic services will be at the mortuary Wednesday at 8 p.m.

 

Wednesday, November 14, 1979

 

C. Merle Drake

C. Merle DRAKE, 70, Argos, died of a heart attack at his home at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

He was born Dec. 21, 1909 in Argos to Urban and Alta MITCHELL DRAKE.  He was married March 18,1956 in Rochester to Rosemary THOMAS, who survives.  He retired in 1975 from Delco Electric in Kokomo.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Argos American Legion and UAW Local 292.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Nancy) HEMINGER, R.R. 5, Plymouth; three step-daughters, Mrs. Ethel POSEY, Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Rose MILLER, Argos, and Mrs. Fran HOUIN, R.R. 4, Plymouth; two step-sons, Robert THOMAS, Newark, Del, and Patrick THOMAS, R.R. 1, Etna Green; two grandsons, and eight step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Steve FELDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and until time of services Friday.  The Argos American Legion will conduct graveside rites.
James R. Morris

James R. MORRIS, 96, formerly of Argos, died unexpectedly at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth, where he had been a resident for four years.

He was born June 16, 1883 near Akron to Monroe and Amanda MORRIS.  He was married June 6, 1926 in Plymouth to Myrtle SNYDER, who died last Feb. 3.  He moved to Argos in 1928 from Ainsworth, Ind.  He was a retired farmer, former employee of the Indiana State highway department and member and past master of the Argos Masonic lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Mary) McGRIFF, R.R. 1, Argos; seven grandsons; twenty=eight great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Walter [MORRIS], Mishawaka, and Robert [MORRIS], Lapaz.  Two daughters, Mildred HURFORD and Verda CATHER, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Alex DeGOLYER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today and until time of service Thursday.  The Argos Masonic lodge will conduct memorial servies at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Ralph Shell

Ralph SHELL, 56, Brookston, died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette, after a two-year illness with cancer.

Mr. Shell was born Aug. 26, 1923 in Logansport to James and Rosa NAUSBAUM SHELL.  He married Mary LEAR in Logansport Sept. 1, 1956; she survives.  He was on disability retirement from Purdue university where he was employed for 21 years.  He was a member of the Brookston American Legion, the St. James Lutheran church of Logansport and served with the Navy in World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two brothers, Vern [SHELL], R.R. 5, Rochester, and Herman [SHELL], Wilton, Conn.; three sisters, Mrs. Lenore HIPSHER, Logansport; Mary SHELL, Logansport, and Mrs. Paul BRACKEMYRE, Thorntown, and nices and nephews.  A sister, Mrs. Helen GRETHER, preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Brookston Church of Christ with the Rev. Darrell HOERLE officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery of Brookston.  The Thompson and Hartzler funeral home of Brookston is handling arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the White County Cancer Society.

 

Thursday, November 15, 1979

 

Robert S. Tomlin

Robert S. TOMLIN, 21, Nappanee, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from multiple injuries in an automobile-truck accident.

He was born July 20, 1958 in Birmingham, Ala., and married Polly TRUEX Sept. 30, 1978.  She survives.

Other survivors are a daughter, Angel [TOMLIN]; the father, James TOMLIN, Lakeland, Fla.; the mother, Mrs. June PURTEE, Rochester; a grandmother, Mrs. Beulah FENWITH, Bradenton, Fla.; a grandfather, Russel IRVING, Sylvania, O.; a brother, Kevin [TOMLIN], of Elkhart, and two sisters, Mrs. Randall (Gloria) CLARK, Elkhart, and Carol PURTEE, Rochester.

Funeral arrangements are pending in the Wright funeral home, Nappanee.
Friday, November 16, 1979

 

Robert S. Tomlin

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Wright-Yoder funeral home at Nappanee for Robert S. TOMLIN, 21, Nappanee.  Mr. Tomlin died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Ind. 19 from multiple injuries sustained in an automobile-truck accident.

The Rev. Dale JONES will officiate and burial will be in the South Union cemetery at Nappanee.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Among the survivors are the mother, Mrs. June PURTEE, and sister, Carol PURTEE, both of Rochester.

 

Tender Lea Rife

Four-year-old Tender Lea RIFE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee RIVE, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died of smoke inhalation when fire struck their southwestern Fulton county home shortly after midnight this morning.

The Rife home is located near Marshtown, an eighth of a mile north of Ind. 114 on County Road 500 West in Wayne township.

Fulton County Police Detective Bruce BAKER said that Jerry RIFE awakened around midnight and discovered the blaze centered in the connecting kitchen and dining room area of the home.  The stairs leading to the upstairs bedrooms where the couple’s three daughters were sleeping was engulfed in flames.

Rife ran to a neighbors’ home, Virgil GUNTER and his wife, ran to the barn to get a ladder.  Gunter and his son Dana [GUNTER] helped the Rifes climb through a southside bedroom window while Mrs. Gunter called the Wayne township fire department.

Melanie Ann [RIFE], 3, and Delilah Marie [RIFE] 1 1/2, were rescued from the south bedroom.  Smoke was too thick to rescue Tender Lea, who was sleeping in the north bedroom of the home’s second story.

The younger daughters were taken to Woodlawn hospital by their mother at 12:30 a.m. and were admitted for smoke inhalation.  Rife arrived at Woodlawn hospital at 1 a.m. and he and his wife were treated and released.

The cause of the firs has not been determined but Baker said that it appears to have started in the kitchen area.  Damage estimates have not been set but the downstairs area was gutted and the rest of the house sustained considerable smoke and water damage.

Tender Lea RIFE was born June 16, 1975 in Rochester to Jerry and Margaret ZODY RIFE.

Surviving with the parents and two sisters are the patrnal grandmother, Mrs. Lloyd (Dolly) RIFE, R.R. 2, Kewanna; paternal grandfather, Walter ZODY, Fulton; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret MOORE, Denver; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam COFFING, Sr., R.R. 2, Kewanna, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry ZODY, Peru; paternal step-great-grandmother, Mrs. Lena KINGERY, Rochester; uncles and aunts.

Private services will be Sunday with the Rev. James O’DELL officiating.  Friends may call Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton.  Memorials may be sent to the Riley hospital burn center in Indianapolis.
Ethel B. Harger

Mrs. Ethel Blanche HARGER, 88, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph hospital, South Bend.

Mrs. Harger was born March 20, 1891 in Morocco, Ind., to Thomas and Anna KORF BOLLEY.  She was married July 4, 1927 in Fort Wayne to Orvile Roscoe HARGER, who died in 1962.  She had lived in the Akron area the last seven years after moving from the Roann area.  She was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Chili Women’s club.

Surviving are a son, Thomas HARGER, Akron; three sisters, Miss Bell BOLLEY, Akron; Mrs. Cora TETTER and Mrs. Frieda PATTERSON, both of North Manchester; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Leroy COMBS officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call after 2  p.m. Saturday.

 

Hale Clark

Hale CLARK, 85, Logansport, formerly of Macy, died at 6 a.m. Friday in Logansport Memorial hospital.

Mr. Clark was born July 12, 1894 in Star City to Charles and Jane SANDERS CLARK.  He married Florence McDONALD in Logansport Oct. 18, 1915.  She died Aug. 27, 1977.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Methodist church of Star City.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruby HARDY, Logansport, and Mrs. Elizabeth MARVIN, Idaville; a son, Richard [CLARK], Logansport; twenty grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.  Preceding in death were a sister, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Logansport.  The Rev. J. Joel HARRIS will officiate.  Burial will be in the Royal Center cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, November 17, 1979

 

Jessie E. Alwine

Mrs. Jessie E. ALWINE, 80, Tuscola, Ill., died at the Champaign Convalescent home in Champaign, Ill., Thursday at 1:10 a.m. after an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 6, 1899 in Rochester to George and Viola FENSTERMAKER FUNK.  She was married to A. C. ALWINE March 10, 1923; he died in 1953.

Surviving are four sons, Robert [ALWINE], Jacksonville, Fla.; John [ALWINE], Virginia Beach, Va.; Marvin [ALWINE], fort Wayne, and James [ALWINE], Mexico, Ind.; four daughters, Marilyn MATHIAS, Tuscola; Donnabelle ALWINE, Edwrdsburg, Mich.; Mary MOLDER, Fort Wayne, and Betty STARKEY, R.R. 3, Peru; a sister, Mrs. Dea FULTZ, Rochester; eighteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru with Gerald MATHIAS officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru.
Monday, November 19, 1979

 

Paul Hillsman

Paul HILLSMAN, 79, R.R. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake) died of a broken neck at 2:30 p.m. Saturday when he fell from a ladder while trimming tree limbs at the home of a neighbor, Richard FISHER.

Mr. Hillsman was a former owner-operator of a resort at Nyona Lake, where he moved in 1934 from Peru.

He was born March 8, 1900 in Plymouth to George and Stella SCOTT HILLSMAN.  He was married Sept. 19, 1934 in Peru to Iris Van KIRK, who survives.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Helen BERRY, San Pedro, Cal., and Mrs. Ruth BITLER, Hemet, Cal., and two nieces.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Charles cemetery at Peru.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 7 p.m. today.

 

Othello D. Hoffman

Mrs. Othello D. HOFFMAN, 78, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in the Kosciusko County Memorial hospital, Warsaw.  She had been ill one year.

Mrs. Hoffman was born Feb. 22, 1901 in Kosciusko county to Omer and Minnie BLACK IGO.  She had lived in the county her lifetime.  She was married in 1919 to Elmer HOFFMAN, who survives.  The couple celebrated its 60th wedding anniversary in April.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Robert [HOFFMAN], R.R. 1, Claypool, and Don [HOFFMAN], R.R. 2, Leesburg; a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Phyllis) YEITER, R.R. 4, Warsaw; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lillian ANGLIN, R.R. 2, Leesburg.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery, north of Akron.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday.

 

Etta Ruth Beehler

Mrs. Etta Ruth BEEHLER, 95, Plymouth, died at Plymouth Parkview hospital at 6:10 p.m. Saturday after a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 25, 1884 in Marshall county to John and Hanna GRUBE HOLM.  She was married to Elbert BEEHLER on March 1, 1907 in Fulton county; he died Oct. 14, 1938.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist church in Plymouth.

Surviving are two sons, Floyd [BEEHLER], LaPorte, and Arden [BEEHLER], Argos; two daughters, Mrs. Peter NEMETH, South Bend, and Mrs. H.W. STEWART, Ransomville, N.Y.; thirteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. William NANGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Tuesday, November 20, 1979

 

Robert L. Sutton

Robert L. SUTTON, 63, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 11:56 a.m. Monday in Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

Mr. Sutton was born Oct. 11, 1916 in Gas City to William and Mary Jane LOVE SUTTON.  He married Sarah Jane CONNER June 11, 1945; she suvives.  He was a member of the Center Chapel Brethren church, Gilead Masonic lodge, Gilead Eastern Star, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Peru York Rite and the Roann American Legion.  He was a veteran of World     War II.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Stephen [SUTTON], Silver Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Paul BELL, Auburn, and Mrs. Mike RUPRECHT, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Glen and Carl [SUTTON], Peru, and Wayne [SUTTON], North Manchester; two sisters, Mrs. Verline PARSON, Urbana, and Mrs. James TOWNSEND, Peru, and seven grandchildren.

Services will be in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home in Peru at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.  The Rev. Austin GABLE will officiate.  Burial will be in the Chili cemetery.  Friends may call after   2 p.m. Wednesday.  Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fuld of Miami county or the Indiana Masonic home.

 

Jason Corey Click

Jason Corey CLICK, 2, R.R. 1, Peru, was killed at 6:15 p.m. Monday when he darted into the path of a car on Ind. 19 two miles south of Peru.

He was born in Peru July 13, 1977 to Edward L. and Sandra Sue LEWIS CLICK.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Sheila Marie [CLICK], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russel CLICK, R.R. 1, Denver; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold LEWIS, R.R. 2, Macy; the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Julia REDMAN, Winton, Cal., and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lucille LEWIS, Akron.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Robert CLARK officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever Rest memorial park in Cass county.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.

 

Frederick E. Darst

Frederick E. DARST was stillborn at 6:23 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital to Paul and Sharon SHEPHERD DARST, R.R. 4, Rochester.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Claire SHEPHERD, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George DARST, Columbus, O., and two great-grandmothers, Mrs. Clara MICHAELS and Mrs. Madge STEPHENS, both of Rochester.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home and burial will be in the Moon cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.
William P. Wolfe, Sr.

William Paul WOLFE, Sr., 79, R.R. 3, Peru, died Monday evening at his home.

He was born in Peru May 22, 1900 to Wesley Manson and Ida PATCHETT WOLFE.  He was married in Peru on Dec. 30, 1925 to Edna PRATHER, who survives.  He was a retired engineer for the Wabash railroad, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Elks and Moose lodges and the American Legion at Peru and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Surviving are four sons, Courtney [WOLFE], R.R. 1, Macy; William [WOLFE], Jr., and Reginald [WOLFE], Mexico, and Ronald [WOLFE], Peru; three daughters, Mrs. John BEACHLER, Peru; Mrs. Walter PLAUE, El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. Jerry STALLER, Fort Wayne; thirty-one grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Ross [WOLFE], Logansport, and three sisters, Mrs. Velma WEINKE and Mrs. Helen MAHLEY, Peru, and Mrs. Ruth TWIGG, Indianapolis.  Two brothers and four sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Revs. Robert CLARK and Fred SNOW officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, November 21, 1979

 

Ruth Whiteley

Mrs. Ruth WHITELEY, 62, Elgin, Ill., died Monday at Mountain Home, Ark.

She was born June 17, 1917 in Fort Worth, Texas, to William and Flora PENDERY.  She owned and operated Whiteley Bridal Shops in Elgin, Ill., Hammond, South Bend, and Joliet, Ill.  She appeared in Who’s Who Among American Women, was a member of the Larken Avenue Baptist church, Elgin, was past worthy matron of the Algonquin Eastern Star and a member of the Elgin chapter of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Robbye) SCHNAREL, Rochester; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. August Reinzen BOEHM, Mountain Home, Ark.; a brother, William PENDERY, Fort Worth, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Raymond WHITELEY, in July, 1979.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Larken Avenue Baptist church, Elgin.  Burial will be in the River Valley Memorial cemetery, West Dundee, Ill.  Friends may call after   6 p.m. Friday a the Spout funeral home, Elgin.  Memorials may be sent to the Larken Avenue Baptist church.

 

Eddie W. Bassler

Eddie W. BASSLER, 86, Nyona Lake, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester nursing home.  He had been ill the past 3 1/2 months.

Mr. Bassler was born May 24, 1893 in Cass county to Frederick and Bertha Mae GANGER BASSLER.  He had livd in Fulton and Cass founties his entire life.  He was married March 1, 1922 in Cass county to Rena May LONG, who died Sept. 10, 1977.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Metea Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dee) THARP, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold (Cleo) HARTMAN, Ligonier; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha BECHTOLD, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Mary HORN, Kewanna.  A daughter, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.


 

Thursday, November 22, 1975

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Friday, November 23, 1975

 

Mildred V. Ditmire

Mrs. Mildred V. DITMIRE, 74, Culver, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday at the home of her son, Norman DITMIRE, in South Bend.

Mrs. Ditmire was born July 29, 1905 near Culver to Oscar and Nellie DUDLESON ZECHIEL.  She had been a lifetime resident of Marshall and Fulton counties.  She was married June 10, 1925 in Culver to Raymond M. DITMIRE, who died in 1953.  She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist church.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Harry John (Catherine) OVERMYER, Rochester; Mrs. Ruth THOMAS, South Bend; Mrs. August (Doris) BRENNER, South Bend; Mrs. Alvine (Gene) TRIPLETT, Culver; and Mrs. James (Jane) HARTLE, Argos; three sons, Frederick [DITMIRE], Rochester; Raymond Lee [DITMIRE], Culver, and Norman [DITMIRE], South Bend; twenty grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Catherine HEPLER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Marcella WHITE, Culver; a brother, Alvin ZECHIEL, Culver.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Emmanuel United Methodist church in Culver with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon Sunday and at the church prior to services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist church.

 

Hubert H. Craig

Services were to be today at the Johnson funeral home, Plymouth, for Hubert H. CRAIG, 83, Plymouth, who died at 11:45 p.m. Monday in Plymouth Parkview hospital.  Burial was to be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

Mr. Craig was born April 16, 1896 in Kansas to Burt and Leona MILLER CRAIG.  He had lived in the Plymouth area since 1941, moving from Rochestr.  He was married April 12, 1924 in South Bend to Elca M. BOWMAN, who survives.  He was a retired employee of the Bendix corporation and a school crossing guard in Plymouth for 17 years.  He was a member of the Civil Defense and a past commander of the VFW’s Father’s auxiliary.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. John (Sandra) WHEELING, Plymouth, and Mrs. Robert (Joan) CALHOUN, Argos; three sons, Robert and Richard [CRAIG], Plymouth, and Norman [CRAIG], Rockford, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. Amanda COCHRAN, Plymouth; Mrs. Lucille DRUDGE, Rochester; Mrs. Mildred McINTIRE, Charleston, Ill., and Mrs. Opal SPARKS, Mishawaka; eighteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren. A son and three brothers preceded in death.
Hiram J. Overlander

Hiram J. OVERLANDER, 81, Akron, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Claude WHITE, R.R. 2, Akron.  He had been ill the past three months.

Mr. Overlander was born Jan. 19, 1898 in Woodford county, Ill., to Everett and Baukea SLOTER OVERLANDER.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Claude (Bertha) WHITE, R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Andrew (Hattie) BETTEN, North Manchester; three brothers, Edd [OVERLANDER], Akron; Jake [OVERLANDER], Rochester, and Martin [OVERLANDER], Wabash.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Hazel COMER presiding.  Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

 

Theodore R. Tuley

Theodore Roosevelt “Ted” TULEY, 75, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at noon Wednesday at his residence.  He had been ill several years.

Mr. Tuley was born Sept. 11, 1904 in Winamac to John and Ida TULEY.  He had lived in the Millark community for several years after moving from Winamac.  He was married Dec. 1, 1950 to Josephine MUTCHLER, who survives.  He was a decorator and a cabinet maker.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Charles Edward [TULEY], R.R. 2, Rochester; a daughter, Alice Lou EWING, Big Spring, Texas; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters, five brothers, a granddaughter and a daughter, Peggy TULEY, preceded in death.

Private services will be Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Paul SUTHERLAND officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2-7 p.m.

 

Saturday, November 24, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, November 26, 1979

 

Margaret Reynolds

Services were Saturday in Sanford, Fla., for Margaret KADER REYNOLDS, 68, of Sanford, who died Nov. 22, on Orlando, Fla.

Mrs. Reynolds was born in Rochester in 1911 to William and Bertha EWING KADER.  She was a teacher and principal in the Sanford, Fla., schools and had spent her summers in Rochester.

Surviving are the mother, a daughter and a granddaughter, Honolulu; a sister and two brothers in Florida, and cousins, Mrs. Phil (Katie) McCARTER and Miss Joan EWING, Rochester.
Joyce Harley

Mrs. Joyce “Peg” HARLEY, 60, Argos, died unexpectedly today at 6:24 a.m. in the Plymouth Parkview hospital where she had been a patient one day.

Mrs. Harley was born April 13, 1919 in Argos to Frank and Coral MILLER BEAM.  She had lived in the Argos and Tippecanoe areas her entire life.  She was married Jan. 3, 1941 in Tippecanoe to Wilmer HARLEY, who survives.  She was a former employee of Argos Community Schools and was a member of the Argos American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Wilford ‘Bill” [HARLEY], Sun Valley, Cal.; David [HARLEY], Argos, and Timothy [HARLEY], Culver; three grandchildren; a step-grandchild, and a brother, Melvin “Bud” BEAM, Argos.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday until the hour of service.

 

Tuesday, November 27, 1979

 

Freda King Fulton

Mrs. Freda KING FULTON, 71, Mentone, died unexpectedly Sunday at 7:20 p.m. at her residence.

Mrs. Fulton was born Jan. 25, 1908 in Michigan to Ervin and Ethel KLINK WAGNER.  She had lived in this area most of her life.  She was first married to George KING, who died in 1959.  In 1965 she married Wilbur FULTON, who died in 1975.  She was a retired employee of Deluxe Cleaners in Mentone.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jack (Jean) PRITCHARD and Mrs. Jerry (Barbara) ROSS, both of Mentone; Mrs. Donna ROMIG, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Janet) BROOKS, Warsaw; a son, Richard KING, Warsaw; five brothers, Ernest [WAGNER], California; Myrl [WAGNER], Hialeah, Fla.; Ivo [WAGNER], Melbourne, Fla.; Mervin and Ervin [WAGNER], both of Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Walt (Dorothy) KRULL, Mentone; Mrs. Robert (Anabelle) BARNHART, New Haven, and Mrs. Charles (Ruth) WARREN, Elkhart; fifteen grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the King memorial home, mentone, with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and until the hour of service Wednesday.

 

Emma Kroft

Mrs. Emma KROFT, 95, Akron, died at 2:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been ill for the past 10 days.

Mrs. Kroft was born Jan. 29, 1884 in Fulton county to John and Catherine PRICE DICKERHOFF.  She had lived in Fulton county her lifetime.  She was married in June of 1901 to Anthony W. KROFT, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Akron Brethren church.

Surviving are three sons, Joseph A. and Merl D. [KROFT], both of Akron, and Edward D. [KROFT], Rochester; a brother, Fred DICKERHOFF, Akron; a sister, Mrs. Dosia CONNER, Akron; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  A daughter, two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Anthony TINKEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Wednesday, November 28, 1979

 

Eloyse F. Bowell

Mrs. Eloyse F. BOWELL, 89, Argos, died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, where she had been a patient one week.

Mrs. Bowell was born May 2, 1890 in Argos to Alen and Lorena WHITMAN YERICK.  She had lived in Argos her entire life.  She was married in 1907 to Herbert H. BOWELL, a former Argos businessman, who died July 27, 1955.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, the Argos Monday club and was a former president of the Federation of Clubs.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rome (Evelyn) ZINK and Mrs. Lowell (Mary) RITTER, both of Argos, and Mrs. H. J. (Nancy) HENDERSON, West Covina, Cal.; a son, Bud [BOWELL], Argos; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Guy (Martha) THAYER, Argos.  A son, Harold BOWELL, died in 1970.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Male Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and until the services Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Argos United Methodist church memorial fund.

 

Kenneth R. Brewer

Kenneth R. BREWER, 73, a former South Bend resident, died Tuesday in the Morton Plant hospital, Clearwater, Fla.

Mr. Brewer was born March 1, 1906 in Wabash to Edward and Elizabeth FAWLEY BREWER.  He was married Dec. 24, 1926 in South Bend to Leora FANCHER, who survives.  He was a retired employee of the Indiana & Michigan Electric company, moving to Clearwater after retiring.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia KNIGHT, Carlisle, Pa., and a son, Kenneth E. BREWER, at home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fletcher cemetery at Hamlet.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and until the services Saturday.

 

Thursday, November 29, 1979

 

Dessie I. Boetsma

Mrs. Dessie I. BOETSMA, 84, formerly of Culver, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home in Rochester.  She had been ill for some time.

Mrs. Boetsma was born July 12, 1895 near Culver to Monroe and Amanda WISER WARREN.  She had lived in the Culver area her entire life. She was married March 24, 1917 at Culver to Joe W. BOETSMA, who died in 1953.  She was a Charter Member of the Culver Bible church and a member of the Culver Homemakers club.

Surviving are two sons, Joe E. BOETSMA, Culver, and Charles M. SCOTT, Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Clarabelle) QUIVEY, Culver; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; five brothers, Leo [BOETSMA], Culver; James [BOETSMA], Gas City; Steve, Hershel and Edward [BOETSMA], all of South Bend.  A son and two granddaughters preceded in death.  Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Culver Bible church with the Rev. Maynard TITTLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, after 2 p.m. Friday and until noon Saturday.


 

Friday, November 30, 1979

 

Donald A. Norris

Donald Alvin NORRIS, 60, Nyona Lake, died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial hospital.  He had been in failing health since July.

Mr. Norris was born Jan. 21, 1919 in Liberty township to Hugh and Bonnie DAWSON NORRIS.  He had lived in the Mount Olive and Nyona Lake areas his entire life.  He was married May 28, 1954 in Jeffersonville to Mary Frances BARNETT, who survives.  He was a retired adjuster for Fireman’s Fund American Insurance company, Indianapolis.  He was a member of the Rochester First Christian church, had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was a member of the Rotary club and was a past president of the County Council of Churches.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Pamela [NORRIS], R.R. 1, Macy; a son, Raymond [NORRIS], R.R. 1, Macy; three step-sons; Bernard HONKOMP, Peru; Robert HONKOMP, R.R. 4, Rochester, and John HONKOMP, R.R. 1, Macy; eighteen grandchildren; a brother, Laurence [NORRIS], R.R. 5, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  His parents and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Christian church with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home and at the church one hour prior to services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Saturday, December 1, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, December 3, 1979

 

C. Walter Clevenger, Sr.

C. Walter CLEVENGER, Sr., 77, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 3:25 a.m. today in the South Bend Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for several days.  Mr. Clevenger was born [Feb. 23, 1902 to David ad Lyde SAYGER CLEVENGER and lived in this community all of his life.  He was married in St. Joseph, Mich., to Edith G. ALDERFER; she survives.

He was the owner and operator of Clevenger wheel alignment shop on Old U.S. 31 north of Rochester and was the first retired employee in 1972 of the Torin corporation plant in Rochester.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist church, Rocheter Masonic lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite, RAM 90, Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, Rochester I.O.O.F., White Shrine 26, and Past Watchman of Shepherds Amaranph Court 11 of South Bend and the Rochester Eastern Star.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Charles W. CLEVENGER, Jr., R.R. 3, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Lucy COBB, Rochester; twp grandchildren, Gary and Charlann [CLEVENGER] of Rochester; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and fourteen step-great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial wil be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery of Rochester.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday; 3-9 p.m. Wednesday, and from  9 a.m. until time of services on Thursday. The I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at  8 p.m. Wednesday and the Masonic lodge will hold graveside memorial rites.


 

Lloyd O. Dawson

Lloyd O. DAWSON, 65, 419 West Fourth street, became Fulton county’s fifth traffic fatality of 1979 when he was killed in a car-truck accident at U.S. 31 and County Road 100 North (West Sixth Street road) Sunday at 2 p.m.

Dawson was northbound on U.S. 31, when his car was struck broadside by a semi-tractor used for pulling mobile homes, driven by William Ray CUMMINS, 38, R.R. 1, Kewanna.  Cummis was going east on Sixth street road.

Dawson died of massive head injuries and was pronounced deat at the scene after being trapped in his auto.

Mrs. Ethel DAWSON, also 65, a passenger in her husband’s car, suffered a fractured arm, chest injuries, facial lacerations and abrasions.  She is in fair condition in Woodlawn hospital.

Cummins received lacerations to his head and chest bruises.  The Dawson car was a total loss and the truck sustained $1,000 damage.

Cummins was charged by state police with failure to yield the right-of-way and is to appear in Fulton county court Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Mr. Dawson is the first Fulton county traffic fatality since July 24.

Mr. Dawson, a farmer and a carpenter who had been employed by the Ed Waltz Construction company of Rochester, was born April 16, 1914 in Kosciusko county to Merley and Elma CARR DAWSON.  He was married in Rochester on July 6, 1935 to Ethel M. WHYBREW, who survives.  He was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church, the Richland Center I.O.O.F., the Richland Center Fish and Game club and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Richard D. [DAWSON], Hardy, Ark.; four daughers, Mrs. David (Marcie) SMITH, R.R. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Jerry (Darlene) SISINGER, Kewanna; Mrs. Norman (Carolyn) HUXMAN, Hardy, Ark., and Mrs. Marolyn BELL, South Bend; twenty-one grandchildren; a great-grandson, and a brother, Lyman DAWSON, R.R. 5, Rochester.  A brother, Wesley DAWSON, prceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  The Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Flossie E. Ledbetter

Funeral services are pending in the Zimmerman brothers funeral home, Rochester, for Flossie E. LEDBETTER, 63, R.R. 3, Rochester (Lucas street).

Mrs. Ledbetter died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient since Saturday.  She married Lester L. LEDBETTER, who survives.
Tuesday, December 4, 1979

 

Flossie E. Ledbetter

Mrs. Flossie E. LEDBETTER, 62, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 5 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital after suffering a heart attack Saturday.

She was born Dec. 29, 1915 in Tennessee to Sam and Elizabeth WOODS.  She had lived in Rochester the past 14 years, moving from Knox.  She was married May 13, 1944 to Lester L. LEDBETTER, who survives.

Surviving are a son, Jerry [LEDBETTER], and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. to the hour of services Wednesday.

 

Albert Hagberg

Albert “Tony” HAGBERG, 75, 225 North Michigan street, Argos, died at 3:30 a.m. today in his home after a five-month illness.

He was born Jan. 10, 1904 in Amery, Wis., to Albert and Otelia CARLSON HAGBERG and moved to Argos 15 years ago after residing in Chicago.  He was married Dec. 5, 1923 in Worthington, Minn., to Ada ADKINS, who survives.  He was the owner of a delicatessen in Chicago and was a meat cutter for the former Stephenson’s Food Market, now Alford’s Food Liner, of Argos.  He was a member and past president of the Mt. Greenwood Lions club of Mt. Greenwood, Ill., and a member of the Worth Baptist church of Worth, Ill.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert [HAGBERG], Three Oaks, Mich.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Olga FRONK, Worthington, Minn.; two brothers, Roy [HAGBERG], Worthington, Minn., and Archie [HAGBERG], San Antonio, Texas.

Services will be at the Connelly-Noble funeral home in Three Oaks, Mich., at 3 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery in Three Oaks.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and in the Connelly-Noble funeral home from 1-3 p.m. Thursday.  The Rev. Richard ARENT will officiate.

 

Ovid J. Witmeyer

Ovid J. WITMEYER, 66, Perrysburg, died at 1:28 a.m. today at his residence.

Mr. Witmeyer was born April 9, 1913 in Union township to Joseph Fleet and Gertrude BRUBAKER WITMEYER.  He was married June 28, 1940 in Peru to Ardella R. HOOVER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Alfred (WITMEYER], R.R. 1, Denver; a daughter, Mrs. Myra J. RADEL, R.R. 3, Peru; seven grandchildren; a brother, Byron [WITMEYER], Mexico, and a sister, Mrs. Martha WOLLENHAUPT, R.R. 1, Peru. A daughter, Linda [WITMEYER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Eugene HEADINGS officiating.  Burial wil be in the Ever Rest Memorial Park in Cass county.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
John A. Cochran

John Adam COCHRAN, 77, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 4:50 p.m. Monday in the Prairie View nursing home, Warsaw, where he was admitted Nov. 14.

He was born Nov. 8, 1902 in Mentone to Charles and Rachael ANDERSON COCHRAN and lived in the Mentone area his entire life.  He was married Nov. 4, 1925 in Plymouth to Edna MARSH, who resides in Warsaw.  He was a laborer.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Charles [COCHRAN], Indianapolis; William [COCHRAN], Mentone; George [COCHRAN], LaFontaine, and Richard [COCHRAN], Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) HARTZELL, Etna Green, and Mrs. Dan (Charlotte) STINE, Warsaw; eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the King memorial home, Mentone, with Brother T.R. JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday

 

Wednesday, December 5, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, December 6, 1979

 

Garnett M. Showley

Mrs. Garnett Mae SHOWLEY, 79, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday in Logansport Memorial hospital.  She had been seriously ill one week.

Mrs. Showley was born July 6, 1900 in Liberty township to John Thomas and Emma Irene BLOOM LEAVELL.  She was a lifetime resident of Liberty township.  She was married April 3, 1920 in Rochester to Loyd SHOWLEY, who survives.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple, where she was a lifelong active member, and of the KOTG club.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Richard SHOWLEY, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Joe SHOWLEY, R.R. 5, Logansport; a daughter, Mrs. Weldon (Lucille) GRABLE, R.R. 1, Rochester; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Fulton Baptist Temple with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM presiding, assisted by the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR.  Burial will be in the Salem cemetery northeast of Fulton.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, from 2-9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday morning until one hour prior to the services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton Baptist Temple.

 

Friday, December 7, 1979

 

Garnett M. Showley

Services for Mrs. Garnett SHOWLEY will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Fulton Baptist Temple.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, from 2-9 p.m. today and Saturday morning at the funeral home, and on Saturday at the Baptist Temple one hour prior to services.
Saturday, December 8, 1979

 

Edith Rhodes

Mrs. Edith RHODES, 72, R.R. 2, Akron, died late Friday night in the Kosciusko Communiity hospital at Warsaw, where she had been a patient several days.  Arrengements are pending at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.

 

Maurice Bartlett

Maurice “Boob” BARTLETT, 76, R.R. 2, Macy, died this morning at his home.  Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

John T. Hall

John T. HALL, 63, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 10 a.m. Friday in his residence.

Mr. Hall was born Aug. 4, 1916 to Lewis and Ollie NICEWANDER HALL.  He had lived in the Akron area most of his life.  He was married to Eleanor Lee MILLER, who survives.  he was a retired truck driver and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Thomas [HALL], Fort Wayne; Michael [HALL], Maryland, and Timothy [HALL], Argos; three daughters, Mrs. Delon (Terry) FURNIVALL, Akron; Mrs. Richard (Wendy) UTTER, Logansport, and Mrs. Henrietta HALL, Logansport, and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the elders of the Mormon church officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after      2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Joseph R. Hooker

Joseph Ray HOOKER, 90, Argos, died at 2 a.m. today in the Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth.  He had been a patient for one year.  Mr. Hooker was born July 21, 1889 in Argos to James and Emma BRYAN HOOKER.  He was maried June 24, 1916 in Argos to Elsie EDWARDS, who died Jan. 10, 1968.  He had lived in the Argos area his entire lifetime and was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Edna) RUFFING, R.R. 1, Argos; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. DeVere (Effie) WISE, Plymouth.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Roy FISHBURN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and until time of services on Monday.

 

Thomas Flohr

Thomas FLOHR, 30, Shepherd, Mich., died Friday morning in Michigan.

Mr. Flohr was born Feb. 22, 1949 in Fulton county to Ted and Carol ROGERS FLOHR.  He was married June 16, 1972, to Carolyn WAGGNER, who survives.  He was a shop foreman for Sunoco Products and a veteran of the Vietman War.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Tami [FLOHR], and a son, Chad [FLOHR]; a brother, Mark FLOHR, Vicksburg, Miss., and a sister, Mrs. Max (Patsy) WAYMIRE, Akron.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz funeral home,Akron, with the Rev. James HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.


 

Monday, December 10, 1979

 

Maurice Bartlett

Services for Maurice “Boob” BARTLETT, 76, R.R. 2, Macy, who died at 7:50 a.m. Saturday at his home of an apparent coronary attack, were to be at 11 a.m. today in the Foster & Good funeral home.  The Rev. Norris KING was to officiate and burial was to be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.

Mr. Bartlett was born May 31, 1903 in Allen township of Miami county to Willard and Lillian DAWSON BARTLETT and had resided all his life in the Macy community.  He was married in Kewanna July 12, 1927 to Mary Lucile ROBINS, who survives.  A retired employee of the Essex Wire company at Peru, Mr. Bartlett was a mechanic who owned and operated a garage in Macy.  He was a member of the Macy volunteer fire department, of which he was chief for several years; was a school bus driver for several years, and was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. Lillian McELWEE, Canterbury Manor nursing home; five sons, Wilden and Glen [BARTLETT], Macy; Byron [BARTLET], Mishawaka; James [BARTLETT], Rochester, and John [BARTLETT], Tucson, Ariz.; ten grandchildren, and a brother, Ned [BARTLETT], Lakeville.  A daughter, a son and two sisters preceded in death.

 

Edith Rhodes

Services for Mrs. Edith RHODES, 72, R.R. 2, Akron, who died at 8:15 p.m. Friday in the Kosciusko Community hospital at Warsaw, were to be at 1 p.m. today in the Haupert funeral home at Akron.  The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON was to officiate and burial was to be in the Akron cemetery.

Mrs. Rhodes had been in the hospital for four days.

She was born Nov. 11, 1907, at Bisby, N.D., to Jesse and Ida SHIVELY BRYANT.  She had lived in the Akron area for 50 years.  She was married in 1924 to Colfax RHODES, who died in 1966.  She attended the Athens United Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Gene [RHODES], at home, and Russell [RHODES], Fort Wayne, and two sisters, Mrs. Olive ROMIG, Mentone, and Mrs. Forest (Cleo) MILLER, Etna Green.

 

Ted Pedersen

Word was received today of the death of Ted PEDERSEN, 83, Hopkins, Minn., one-time owner of the former Courthouse View restaurant, now Maggie’s.  Mr. Pedersen died Nov. 11 in Hopkins after a year’s illness.

He was born March 25, 1896 in Denmark.  He owned the Courthouse View when it was located across the street from the Fulton County Courthouse at 114 East Eighth street and he moved it in 1964 to 719 Main street, where it now bears the name of Maggie’s.  Mr. Pedersen sold the business in 1966.

Surviving are the wife, Ella [PEDERSEN]; three daughters; ten grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Williston M. Linn

Williston Marion LINN, 89, Denver, Ind., died at 7:50 a.m. Saturday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary PHILLIPY, R.R. 1, Macy.

He was born in Pulaski county July 14, 1890 to John and Mary MATHIAS LINN.  He was married to Gladys STANFIELD Aug. 17, 1917; she died June 16, 1961.  He was a veteran of World War I and was a retired farmer.  He attended the Denver Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ancile OVERMYER, South Whitley, and Mrs. Phillipy; four sons, Dayne [LINN], R.R. 1, macy; Wayne [LINN], Saginaw, Mich.; Walter [LINN], Warsaw, and Don [LINN], Mexico; eighteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Lola OSBORN, Lowell.  A daughter, two sisters and a half-brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Revs. Mark SPENCER and Samuel OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted.  Friends may call today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

 

Woodward Fisher

Woodward FISHER, 67, a summer resident of Kewanna, died Saturday evening in Edinburg, Texas, of an apparent heart attack.

Surviving with the wife, Mrs. Evelyn NELSON FISHER, are two sons, James [FISHER], Kewanna, and John [FISHER], Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Ryland [FISHER], Florida; three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn COTTEN and Marie FISHER, Elwood, and Juanita FISHER, West Virginia, and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster funeral home, Wolcott.

 

Tuesday, December 11, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, December 12, 1979

 

Naomi M. Miller

Mrs. Naomi M. MILLER, 83, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital.

She was born Dec. 15, 1895 in Benton county to Henry and Jennie AMBLER PENRY.  She was married to Charles L. MILLER on Dec. 12, 1918 in Akron; he survives.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church and the Worthwhile Home Ec club.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Damon [MILLER], R.R. 1, Argos; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Annabel RODKEY, Flora.  A son and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
Andrew J. Roush

Andrew Jackson ROUSH, 49, Akron, died at 4 a.m. today at his home.

He was born July 24, 1930 in Wabash to Lemaine and Laura Irene HAYS ROUSH and had lived in the Akron area for 20 years.  He was married Aug. 1, 1947 to Helen D. SUMMERS, who survives.  He was employed by the McMahan-O’Connor Construction company of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Daniel [ROUSH], Akron, and Dewayne and Dennis [ROUSH], at home; two daughters, Mrs. Julio (Diana) CAMANCHO and Mrs. Hugh (Donna) O’DONNELL, Akron; seven grandchildren, and two sisters.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron and burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, December 13, 1979

 

Nellie Claybaugh

Mrs. Nellie CLAYBAUGH, 94, formerly of R.R. 1, Argos, died at 8 a.m. today in the Kingston nursing home, Plymouth.  Mrs. Claybaugh was the widow of the Rev. Harry CLAYBAUGH.

Mrs. Claybaugh was born Jan. 15, 1885 in Altoona, Pa., to Archibald and Harriet GRIFFIN.  She had lived in the Argos area since 1944.  She was married September of 1902 to Harry CLAYBAUGH, who died April 12, 1969.  Mr. Claybaugh was a former minister at Wakarusa, Pine Creek and the Walnut Church of the Brethren near Argos.  Mrs. Claybaugh was a member of the Argos Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a son, Howard [CLAYBAUGH], Plymouth; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of service Saturday.

 

Friday, December 14, 1979

Roy E. Reinholt

Roy E. REINHOLT, 81, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 11:55 a.m. Thursday in Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac.  Mr. Reinholt was born Dec. 12, 1898 in Pulaski county to Henry and Elizabeth MAULSTICK REINHOLT.  He was married April 5, 1921 in Monterey to Lottie HOOVER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Kewanna St. Ann’s Catholic church and the Kewanna Pinhook Grange.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Darrell [REINHOLT], R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Gene [REINHOLT], R.R. 1, Kewanna; six daughters, Miss Virginia REINHOLT, R.R. 3, Kewanna; Mrs. Phyllis RETUBUCH, Winamac; Mrs. Wilma LYTLE, R.R. 6, Logansport; Mrs. Maxine RAMSEY, R.R. 1, Logansport; Mrs. Ruthann HOLCOMB, Griffith, and Mrs. Judy GRUCHALA, Freeburg, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Ethel JOHNSON, Culver; a brother, Lawrence [REINHOLT], Buchanan, Mich.; sixteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Two sons, a daughter, a brother and three grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Ann’s Cathlic church, Kewanna, with Father Richard SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in St. Ann’s cemetery, Monterey.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, after 2 p.m. Sunday.  The Rosary will be recited Sunday at 8 p.m.


 

Linda S. Thompson

Mrs. Linda S. THOMPSON, 32, R.R. 2, Akron, became Fulton county’s sixth traffic fatality of 1979 Thursday night when she died from multiple internal injuries at the scene of a wreck on Ind. 25 south of Fulton at 9:25 p.m.

Mrs. Thompson was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Marvin O. THOMPSON, 39, Akron, that was struck in the rear by a car driven by Douglas HOLCOMB, 24, R.R. 1, Rochester.

Both cars were traveling north on Ind. 25.  As best as can be determined, the Holcomb vehicle came upon the Thompson auto and when attempting to pass, plowed into the left rear-end and knocked the small, foreign-made Honda Civic off the road.

The Thompson auto left the road, struck a drainage culvert and became airborne before landing and rolling over four to five times.

Two passengers in the Thompson car, Mr. Thompson and a son, Miles [THOMPSON], 16, were thrown from the vehicle while Mrs. Thompson and a daugter, Melinda [THOMPSON], 10, were pinned in the demolished car and had to be extricated by emergency crews.

All three of the surviving family members were admitted to Woodlawn hospital and are listed in good condition.

Mr. Thompson suffered a broken collarbone and lacerations and abrasions.  The two children were also treated for lacerations and abrasions.

Holcomb suffered no injuries.

Damage was set at $600 to the Holcomb car and $1,700 to Thompson’s.

The last traffic fatality in the county occurred Dec. 2, when a Rochester man was killed at U.S. 31 and County Road 100 North when his car was struck by a semi-tractor.

Services for Mrs. Thompson are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

 

Saturday, December 15, 1979

 

Linda S. Thompson

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday for Mrs. Linda S. THOMPSON, 32, R.R. 2, Akron, who was killed in an automobile accident Thursday evening at 9:30 p.m. on Ind. 25 south of Fulton.  Services will be in the Akron Churc of God with the Rev. James HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.

Mrs. Thompson was born March 8, 1947 in Rochester to Kendall and Willadean SCOTT RAGER, who survive.  She had lived in the Akron area her entire lifetime.  Her first marriage was to Roger MANNS, who was killed in Vietnam on May 12, 1966.  She later married Marvin THOMPSON on July 7, 1967 in Indianapolis, who survives.  Mrs. Thompson was an employee of Chamberlain Products, Akron.  A member of the Akron Church of God and a member of the String Town club.

Surviving with the husband and parents are two sons, Matthew and Miles [THOMPSON], and a daughter, Melinda [THOMPSON], all at home; two brothers, Jerry RAGER, Fort Wayne, and Julian RAGER, R.R. 2, Akron.

Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 2 p.m today.
Monday, December 17, 1979

 

Florence Walls

Mrs. Florence WALLS, 79, Henderson, Ky., became Fulton county’s second traffic fatality in three days and third in two weeks at 2:20 p.m. Sunday when the car in which she was reiding was struck broadside on U.S. 31 at County Road 100 North (West Sixth street road).

The site of the accident was the scene of an almost identical fatal accident exactly two weeks before when a Rochester man was killed at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

Mrs. Walls was a passenger in a car driven by Mrs. Fonda CROY, 30, R.R. 1, Nappanee, which was headed north on U.S. 31.  It was struck broadside by a car driven by Dennis D. CASTLEMAN, 16, R.R. 4, Rocheter.  Castleman was eastbound on County Road 100 North and had crossed the southbound lane of U.S. 31 before hitting the Croy vehicle, forcing both cars down a ravine on the east side of U.S. 31.

Mrs. Walls was sitting in the back seat of the Croy vehicle and took the full force of the impact, dying from a broken neck and internal injuries.

Mrs. Croy suffered abrasions and bruises and her husband, Gary CROY, 34, suffered a laceration to an eye and abrasions.  Both were treated and released from Woodlawn hospital.

Castleman was not injured.

State policeman Jerry JOLLEY attributed part of the blame of the accident to bad road conditions and blowing snow and added that the accident remains under investigation.

Damage was $1,500 to the Castleman car and $3,400 to Croy’s.

Mrs. Walls was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner Junior GOOD.

Services for Mrs. Walls will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Tapps funeral home, Henderson, Ky.  Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens cemetery in Henderson.  Calling hours will be from 7-9 o’clock tonight in the Wright-Yoder funeral home in Nappanee and from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Tapps funeral home, Henderson.

This year marks the second straight in which at least three persons have been killed in traffic accidents in Fulton county during the month of December.  Last Friday, Mrs. Linda S. THOMPSN, 32, R.R. 2, Akron, was killed on Ind. 25 just south of Fulton.  On Dec. 2, Lloyd O. DAWSON, 65, Rochester, was killed at U.S. 31 and County Road 100 North.

In 1978, three persons were killed on Dec. 24 on Ind.2 5 in front of Caston high school south of Fulton when their car was hit by a bus.

At least seven persons were killed in Indiana road crashes over the weekend, including Fred K. LENANDER, 66, Warsaw, who died Saturday when the pickup truck in which he was riding was hit by a freight train in Warsaw.

This year’s traffic toll in Indiana for the year now is 1,224, compared to 1,236 this time last year.
Pearl Moore

Mrs. Pearl MOORE, 93, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she was admittd a short time earlier.

She was born Sept. 21, 1886 in Henry township to Oliver and Minnie ANDERSON TIMBERS and had lived in Fulton county her entire life.  She married Henry H. MOORE Aug. 2, 1911 near Rochester.  He died March 19, 1960.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Clarice MOORE, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Maxine ZERBE, R.R. 7, Rochester; a son, Cecil MOORE, R.R. 3, Rochester; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  A granddaughter and a brother, Archie TIMBERS, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, December 18, 1979

 

Carrie E. Baldwin

Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth BALDWIN, 90, 210 East Sixth street, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted early Sunday morning.  Death was unexpected.

She was born Sept. 7, 1889 in Miami county to Wilson and Leanna KINZIE FRIEND and lived near Fulton until 10 years ago when she moved to Rochester.  She married Ross E. BALDWIN Nov. 10, 1910 in Miami county.  He died Feb. 22, 1958.  She was the oldest living member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Carol) BLACK, Sweetser; Mrs. James (Marilyn) BLACKETOR, West Covina, Cal., and Mrs. Gordon (Catherine) BEATTIE, Rochester; two sons, Wayne [BALDWIN], Indianapolis, and Ronald [BALDWIN], Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and a brother, Charles FRIEND, Mexico.  A son and a grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James LUND officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2:30-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Perrysburg Baptist church.

 

Rena M. Grove

Word has been received of the death on Dec. 8 in the Riverside Methodist hospital at Columbus, O., of Mrs. Rena M. GROVE, 3209 Minerva Lake road, Columbus.  She was a sister of Lee SHARPE of Rochester.

Mrs. Grove was a member of the North Broadway United Methodist church, the Minerva chapter of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Oriental Shrine.

In addition to the brother, survivors include a sister, Clella LUCKENBILL, Columbia City, and nieces and nephews.

After many years of sickness, her wish was to give her body to the anatomical research department of Ohio State university.  Contributions in her memory can be made to the National Arthritis Foundation.
Wednesday, December 19, 1979

 

Mary E. Becker

Mrs. Mary E. BECKER, 99, 524 Fulton avenue, died at her home at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.  She had been in failing health for several years.

She was born April 25, 1880 south of Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah HANNA and had resided most of her life in this area.  She was married in Rochester on Dec. 25, 1902 to John F. BECKER, who died in 1963.  She was a retired telephone operator with the Rochester Telephone company and was a member of Trinity United Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mercedes MILLER, Rochester; a son, Deverl [BECKER], Rochester; four grandchildren, Mrs. Pierce (Barbara) ABSI, Rochester; Mrs. Beth HIGGENS, Greenfield, and Mrs. Denny (Katherine) ROE and Jack BECKER, both of Logansport, and five great-grandchildren.  A son, Robert [BECKER]; two sisters, and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Revs. Morris HOWELL and F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call today from 4 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Della F. Dillingham

Mrs. Della F. DILLINGHAM, 90, Mentone, died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home at Warsaw.  She had been ill for several years.

She was born in Mentone Nov. 21, 1889 to David and Anna WARREN HOLLOWAY and had resided in Mentone all her life.  She was married Dec. 10, 1910 to Ray DILLINGHAM, who died March 17, 1965.  She was a chartr member of the Burket United Methodist church and belonged to the Royal Neighbors lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Geargianna) GRUBBS, R.R. 1, Mentone; two granddaughters, Mrs. Doug (Connie) HANEY, Mentone, and Mrs. Steve (Donita) SECRIST, Claypool, and three great-grandchildren.  Three sons and a grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the King memorial home at Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after  2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Maude Grogg

Mrs. Maude GROGG, 89, 337 Birchwood court, Wabash, died at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday in the Wabash county hospital at Wabash.

A native of Athens, she was born Jan. 25, 1890 to Jacob and Emma STOFER HARMON and had lived in the Gilead and Akron areas.  She was married May 22, 1909 in Akron to Charles M. GROGG, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roswell (Meleese) MILLER, Wabash; four sons, Elton [GROGG], of Eugene, Ore.; Paul [GROGG], North Manchester; Floyd [GROGG], Indianapolis, and Merl [GROGG], Wabash; two brothers, Ray [HARMON], Elkhart, and Russell [HARMOND], Hardy, Ark; fourteen greandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. Phillip CRUBAUGH officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after    2 p.m. Thursday.
William Nicholson

William NICHOLSON, a former Rochester resident and an Elkhart attorney, died Monday of a heart attack after having had heart trouble for some time.  Mr. Nicholson was reared in Rochester and attended school here.

His wife, Marcie [NICHOLSON], is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe [PONTIUS] of this city.

 

Thursday, December 20, 1979

 

Lowell E. Johnson

Lowell E. JOHNSON, 58, R.R. 1, Monterey, died at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday in Home hospital, Lafayette, after an extended illness.

Mr. Johnson was born Nov. 28, 1921 near Monterey to Elmer and Ethel REINHOLT JOHNSON, who survive.  He was a Monterey resident all his life.  He married Frances C. YOUNG Feb. 22, 1948 in Leiters Ford.  She survives.  He was a farmer.

Surviving with the parents in Culver and the wife, are a son, Douglas [JOHNSON], at home, and three sisters, Miss Dorothy JOHNSON, Miss Norma Jean JOHNSON and Mrs. Virgil (Betty) REINHOLT, all of Culver.

Services will be at the Bonine funeral home in Culver at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.  The Rev. Phillip HERSHBERGER will officiate.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, December 21, 1979 to Saturday, December 22, 1979

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, December 24, 1979

 

Hermione Wilson

Mrs. Hermione WILSON, 92, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at her home after one month’s illness.

Mrs. Wilson was born Feb. 3, 1887 in Akron to Charles and Cora FLANAGAN WHITTENBERGER.  She had lived in the Akron and Macy aras her entire life.  She was married Dec. 25, 1907 in Akron to Scudder WILSON, who died March 5, 1973.  She was a member of the Macy First Christian church and a charter member of the Macy Mothers club.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Willodean WILSON, R.R. 2, Macy; Mrs. Gerald (Joanna) KNAUFF, Rochester, and Mrs. Virginia HETZEL, Sebring, Fla.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mary WEBSTER, Lompoc, Cal.  A son, two grandsons and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. and Thursday after 9 a.m. until the hour of service.
Robert R. Utter

Robert R. UTTER, 76, Akron, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for five days.  He had been in failing health the past year.

Mr. Utter was born Jan. 4, 1903 in Henry township to Jacob and Mary M. SHOBE UTTER.  He had lived in the area most of his life.  He was married June 18, 1921 in Rochester to Bina E. SWARTZLANDER, who survives.  He was a farmer and retired employee of Morry’s Ready-Mix and a former owner-operator of the Rochester Cities Service bulk plant and two gas stations.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Cedric D. [UTTER], R.R. 2, Rochester; Morse [UTTER], R.R. 2, Rochester, and Jackie [UTTER], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Marguerite) SWICK, R.R. 2, Rochester; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Chester [UTTER], Rochester.  Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth LEININGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday until the hour of service.

 

Nellie M. Reed

Mrs. Nellie Mabel REED, 90, a former Fulton resident, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday in Canterbury Manor nursing home.

Mrs. Reed was born Jan. 20, 1889 in Fulton county to Brenton and Mary DOUD.  She had lived her lifetime in Fulton county.  She was married to Otto G. REED on Feb. 12, 1905 in Fulton.  He died Feb. 14, 1973.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church and had taught Sunday schol there for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Gwendolyn) BERKSHIRE, Kokomo; three grandsons; a great-grandson; a great-great-granddaughter, and a brother, Archie DOUD, Monticello.  Six brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday until the hour of service.

 

Ruth E. James

Mrs. Ruth E. JAMES, 63, Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of the Kewanna area, died at the Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach Saturday morning.

She was born Jan. 11, 1916 in Logansport to John and Minerva WAGNER.  She was a member of the Community United Methodist church in Daytona Beach.

Surviving are a son, Harry BAYLESS, R.R. 1, Bargersville, Ind.; a daughter, Beth BAYLESS, Costa Mesa, Cal.; and a sister, Mrs. Catherine MAYHILL, Longwood, Fla.  A son and the parents preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Lake Bruce.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Virginia E. Phillips

Virginia E. PHILLIPS, 68, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday at 9 p.m.

Miss Phillips was born May 16, 1911 in Bourbon to Thomas and Fern SELLERS PHILLIPS.  She graduated from Tippecanoe high school and had lived in the Tippecanoe area her entire life.

Surviving is a brother, Maurice D. PHILLIPS, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe.  A brother, Lowell [PHILLIPS], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery near Tippecanoe.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and until the hour of servie Thursday.

 

Tuesday, December 25, 1979

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Wednesday, December 26, 1979

 

Lethele M. Heward

Mrs. Lethele M. HEWARD, 87, formerly of 1211 Jackson boulevard, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday in the Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had lived for six years.

Mrs. Heward was born July 17, 1892 in Mexico, Ind., to Charles and Carrie KLINE McGUIRE.  She had lived in this area most of her life, moving here from Chesterton where her husband owned a drug store.  She was married to W. Perry CLEMENTS in 1911.  In 1958 married Joseph E. HEWARD, who died in 1968.  She was a retired licensed practical nurse at Woodlawn hospital.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Mary) HUTCHENS, Rochester; a grandson, David W. ALSPACH, Rochester; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis MYERS, Lebanon, and Mrs. W. T. SMITH, Peru; a brother, Fred McGUIRE, Mexico, Ind.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Fred CARPENTER, Mexico, Ind.; Mrs. Betty LANDIS, Peru, and Mrs. Peggy BOLINGER, Taylorsville, Ill., and a half-brother, William McGUIRE, Mexico, Ind.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today.

 

Lucille N. Zellers

Mrs. Lucille N. ZELLERS, 71, formerly of Kewanna, died at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Sunrise hospital in Las Vegas, Nev., where she had been living with her sons for the past five years.

Mrs. Zellers was born Sept. 24, 1908 in Indiana to Elgy and Vesta NICHOLS BLAUSSER.  She was married in 1932 to Aubrey O. ZELLERS, who died Nov. 21, 1963.  She was the former owner of the Curve-In reataurant in Kewanna.

Surviving are two sons, James R. and Joseph [ZELLERS], both of Las Vegas, Nev., and a sister, Mrs. Lois KINDALL, Logansport.

Rites are pending at the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna.
Vern G. Eber

Vern G. EBER, 82, 1121 Wabash avenue, died at 11:24 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient since Dec. 12.  Mr. Eber had been seriously ill since Nov.1.

Mr. Eber was born Aug. 20, 1897 in Liberty township to Charles and Maude GREEN EBER.  He had lived his entire life in Fulton county.  He was married March 9, 1921 in Rochester to Cleo SHOWLEY, who survives.  He was a retireed farmer and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Pauline) DePOY, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Devon (Mary) ENGLE, R.R. 1, Rocheter; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three half-brothers, Paul EBER, R.R. 1, Rochester John EBER, Rochester, and Carl EBER, Denver, Colo.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Salem cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 3:30-9 p.m. and Friday until the hour of service.

 

Thursday, December 27, 1979

 

Lucille N. Zellers

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, for Mrs. Lucille N. ZELLERS, 71, formerly of Kewanna, who died at 11 a.m. Sunday in Las Vegas, Nev., where she had been living with her sons for the past five years.

The Rev. Fred KRAMER will officiate at the funeral with burial to be in the Bruce ake cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Friday, December 28, 1979

 

Bower D. Day

Bower D. “Sie” DAY, 66, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

Mr. Day was born July 4, 1913 in Akron to Ralph K. and Esta ENGLE DAY.  He had lived most of his life in the Akron and Macy areas.  He was married Feb. 24, 1941 in Hammond to Rosellen ROBINS.  He was a retired employee of the Peru Squart-D company.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge, Warren street Baptist church in Peru, was a veteran of World War II and a retired Macy volunteer fireman.

Surviving are five sons, Myron “Bud” [DAY], Chili Rex [DAY], Fort Worth, Texas; Raymond [DAY], Peru; Robin [DAY], Macy, and David [DAY], at home; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Sianna) DEEDS, Macy; a brother, John DAY, Akron; a sister, VeVille DAY, Macy, and twelve gandchildren.  Two sistes and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, December 29, 1979

 

Sadie M. Tuley

Mrs. Sadie M. TULEY, 81, R.R. 7, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital shortly after being admitted.  She had been ill the past five months.

Mrs. Tuley was born March 8, 1898 in Pulaski county to Frank and Cordia CLEMANS MANSFIELD.  She had lived here since 1941 after moving from Winamac.  She was married in 1915 to George POLEN who preceded in death.  She later married Ted TULEY.  She was a practical nurse at Woodlawn hospital for 15 years and a member of the Ladies of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Irene) WILLIAMS, R.R. 7, Rochester; three sons, George POLEN, Crown Point; James POLEN, Knox, and Harry POLEN, South Bend seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Jesse HELTPOLD, Glidden, Ia.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Donald J. Lunsford

Donald Joseph LUNSFORD, 48, 6638 West Johnson road, LaPorte, died at 12:05 a.m. Friday in South Bend St. Joseph hospital after an illness of two weeks.

Born Jan. 9, 1931 in Grass Creek, he was the son of Leon and Essie HOLIDAY LUNSFORD.  He was married Jan. 14, 1953 to Mable Jean LATTA, who survives.  A resident of the LaPorte area for the last 15 years, he was employed at the Allis Chalmers plant.  He was a member of the Faith City Assembly of God church in Michigan City and was an Air Force veteran. He was reared by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel HOLIDAY.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Mark [LUNSFORD], with the U.S. Navy at Bremerton, Wash.; Michael [LUNSFORD], Michigan City, and Daniel [LUNSFORD], with the U.S. Navy at Orlando, Fla.; four daughters, Kandi GRIFFITH, Doneta and Mayetta [LUNSFORD], all of Michigan City, and Deanna [LUNSFORD], at home; a sister, Fern CARSON, Logansport; an uncle, Elmer HOLIDAY, Kewanna; four grandchildren, and three nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at the Carlyle funeral home in Michigan City with the Rev. Randy HOPKINS officiating.  Burial will be in the Swan Lake cemetery at Michigan City.  Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. EST Sunday.

 

Christie Lee Miller and

Randy Lee Miller

Twins, Christie Lee MILLER and Randy Lee MILLER, children of James and Renee OUSLEY MILLER, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Friday in Porter County Memorial hospital at Valparaiso, where they were born at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Christie Lee died at 10:30 a.m. and Randy Lee died at 10 p.m.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Melissa [MILLER], and a brother, Mark [MILLER], both at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ivan (Fannie) BURNS, Rochester.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  The Foster & Good funeral home is in charge of arrangements.


 

Catherine Graf

Mrs. Catherine GRAF, 69, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 9:12 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted earlier in the day.  Mrs. Graf had been seriously ill since September.

Mrs. Graf was born Oct. 5, 1910 in Romania to Karl and Marie BORNER.  She had lived here 31 years afer moving from Chicago.  She was married Dec. 14, 1929 in Chicago to Peter GRAF, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Peter J. [GRAF], Chicago, and Richard A. [GRAF], Wabash; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday until the hour of service.

 

Monday, December 31, 1979

 

Cleo Garn Warren

Mrs. Cleo (McCLANE) GARN WARREN, 82, Culver, died at 2 p.m. Sunday in her residence after a three-week illness.  Mrs. Warren was born Sept. 6, 1897 in Knoxville, Tenn., to Joseph and Ada FOSTER McCLANE.  She had lived in the Culver area most of her life.  She was first married to Charles GARN on Dec. 30, 1916 in Plymouth.  He died in 1941.  She married Leo W. WARREN in 1942; he survives.  She was a member of the Culver Wesley United Methodist church and a charter member of the W. A. Fleet American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving with the husband are five daughers, Mrs. Ray (Charlene) ARTHURHOLTZ, Culver; Mrs. Lloyd (Margaret) NEWLAND, Tekonsha, Mich.; Mrs. John (Mary) WOLVERTON, Culver; Miss June GARN, Culver, and Mrs. Ned (Wanda) DAVIS, Culver; a son, Herbert S. GARN, Culver; three sisters, Mrs. Ulee BENKO, South Bend; Mrs. Ordella KOWATCH, South Bend, and Mrs. Jeanette KYLE, Mishawaka; four brothers, Wenton [McCLANE], South Bend; Archie and Clarence [McCLANE], Elkhart, and Roger [McCLANE], Belair, Fla.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Roland (Sarah) BEHNKE, Culver.  Four children, a brother and a sister preceded in death.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Wesley United Methodist church, Culver, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until noon on Wednesday and at the church until services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist church.

 

Lawrence C. Eddingon

Lawrence Charles EDDINGTON, 83, Seminole, Fla., died at 6 a.m. Fiday at his home.

Mr. Edington was born Nov. 17, 1896 in Fulton county to Simon and Sara BOWMAN EDDINGTON. He was a former Rochester resident before retirng to Florida.  He was married Aug. 10, 1927 in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Jesephine NEITHOESER, who survives.  He was a retired railroad engineer and a member of the St. Jerome Catholic church in Largo, Fla.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Jean ANDERSON, Minneapolis, Minn., and Miss Joan EDDINGTON, Seminole, Fla.; four sons, Lawrence [EDDINGTON], Jr., Largo, Fla. Harold [EDDINGTON], South Bend; Clarence [EDDINGTON], Kalamazoo, Mich., and Ronald [EDDINGTON, Grand Rapids, Mich.; fourteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alta KRAMER, Toledo, O., and Mrs. Minnie BARKER, New York, N.Y.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.