FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1978

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMBAUGH HOUSE

700 Pontiac Street

Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1978

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 3, 1978

 

Lee James Ehlinger

Lee James EHLINGER, 71, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital.  He had been in failing health for the past 10 years.

He was born Aug. 22, 1906 in Miami county to Joseph and Clara RICHARDSON EHLINGER and had lived in the Macy community for 17 years, moving there from Fulton county.  He was married April 21, 1928 in Logansport to Evelyn E. MUSSELMAN, who survives.  He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Florence) HUNTER, Rochester; a son, Harland “Bud” EHLINGER, R.R. 4, Rochester; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Glen (Ida) SALTSGIVER, Four Seasons Moile Estates, Rochester, and Mrs.   C. M. (Pearl) WILLARD, St. Joseph, Mich.  A brother, George [EHLINGER], preceded in death.

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

 

Walter D. Townsend

Walter D. TOWNSEND, 78, 1325 Wabash avenue, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Canterbury Manor nursing home, where he was admitted Oct. 31.

Born in Gas City May 7, 1899, he was the son of John and Ora SMITH TOWNSEND and had lived in Rochester for 10 years.  He was a near-lifetime resident of Fulton county.  He was married Sept. 3, 1921 in Rochester to Mary WHEADON, who survives.  A retired farmer, he formerly was associated with the Lakeside Inn.  He attended the Rochester First Baptist church and was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Katherine) GAST, Akron; Mrs. Eugene (Norma) VEDDER and Mrs. Carol CASTLEMAN, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Raymond (Donna) OVERLANDER, Roanoke; three sons, Robert M. TOWNSEND and Jack TOWNSEND, both of Rochester, and Harold TOWNSEND, Indianapolis; twenty-four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Martha TEEL, Tampa, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.
Chester L. Walters

Chester L. WALTERS, 33, Menone, was killed at :4:14 a.m. today in a car-train accident in Warsaw.

He was born Nov. 18, 1944 in Warsaw to William J. and Edna M. WALTERS and had lived all his life in the Mentone area.

Surviving with the mother are three children, Shawna, Russell and Chester [WALTERS], and a sister, Mrs. Anthony (Susan) TUELL, Mentone.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Gordin CHITTY officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.  Friends may call after    3 p.m. Thursday.

 

Fro L. Tucker

Mrs. Fro L. TUCKER, 82, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday at her home.  She had been in failing health for several years.

She was born Jan. 18, 1895 in Kosciusko county to Omer and Minnie BLACK IGO and had lived all her life in the Mentone community.  She was married March 28, 1917 to Floyd L. TUCKER, who survives.  She was a member of the Universalist church at Sevastopol and the Mentone Eastern Star.

Surviving with the husband are a foster daughter, Mrs. Gene (Frances) MARSHALL, Akron; a brother, Lewis IGO; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie WALTERS, Akron; Mrs. Othello HOFFMAN, Claypool, and Mrs. Lillian ANGLIN, Leesburg.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 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. Wednesday.

 

Alan Kirkendall

Alan KIRKENDALL, 43, Milwaukee, Wis., a 1952 graduate of Rochester high school, died of influenza late Monday morning shortly after emergency admittance to St. Mary’s hospital in Milwaukee.

Born in Rochester July 10, 1934, he was the son of Hugh L. and Lura ZIMMERMAN KIRKENDALL.  He attended Purdue university and the Universit of Wisconsin and was a graduate of Northwestern Missouri State univeriity.  He taught on the college level until recently and was oraganizing a private business in Milwaukee, where he had lived for 15 years.  He also had served with the U.S. Armed Forces in Germany.

Surviving are the mother, of Rochester; a brother, Dr. Ralph KIRKENDALL, Boston, and two sisters, Mrs. Stanley (Sara Ellen) FLOREK, Valparaiso, and Mrs. William E. (Mary Martha) McSWINEY, Nashville, Tenn.

Private family rites will be conducted by the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Ruth See

Mrs. Ruth SEE, 83, Mexico, died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial hospital at Peru.

She was born in Tipton county July 9, 1894 to Jesse and Elizabeth McCLAIN FENN.  She was married to Grover SEE on March 27, 1921 in Mexico; he died April 6, 1932.  She was a retired employee of the Wabash Railroad Employees hospital, a member of the Mexico Baptist church and the missionary society of the church.

Surviving are the following children, Bette UTTER, Athens; Wilma DONAT, Peru; Louise MURPHY and Gaylord SEE, both of Denver; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; two great-great=grandchildren.  A son, a daughter, four sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. James LUND officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery at Denver.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and until time of service Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, January 4, 1978

 

Erma V. Clemons

Mrs. Erma V. CLEMONS, 74, Akron, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted two hours earlier.

She was born July 21, 1903 in Silver Point, Tenn., to Joseph and Lola BROWN MAYNARD and had lived in the Akron area for 52 years after moving there from Tennessee.  She was married to Haskel CLEMONS July 5, 1924 in Cooksville, Tenn.; he died in 1965.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dave (Ema) SONAFRANK, Peru, and Mrs. Lacy (Helen) CARPENTER, Roann; four sons; Howard [CLEMONS], North Manchester; Dean and Carl [CLEMONS], Akron, Joe [CLEMONS], Silver Lake; seventeen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Bethel and Therston MAYNARD, Baxter, Tenn.  She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Services will be at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron at 10:30 a.m. Friday.  The Rev. Leroy COMBS will officiate.  Burial will be at the Gaerte cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday and until the time of service on Friday.

 

Irving L. Kindig

Irving L. “Roy” KINDIG, 65, Orlando, Fla., died at 3 a.m. today at his home of four years after an extended illness.

He was born May 6, 1912 in Rochester and was married on Oct. 26, 1945 in South Bend.  His wife, Opal [KINDIG], survives.  he was a former employee of the South Bend brewery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Shirley ROSANDER, South Bend and Mrs. Sharron SIMON, Chesterton; a step-son, Wayne O’MALLERY, of California, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at the Hollis-Palmer funeral home in South Bend at 1 p.m. Saturday.  The Rev. Willis WEAVER will officiate.  Burial will be at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph County Cancer Society.
Thursday, January 5, 1978

 

Greta G. Latimer

Greta G. LATIMER, 77, Mentone, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.  She had been a patient there since 1972.

She was born Feb. 26, 1900 in Mentone to Sophia J. LATIMER, and had lived all her life in the Mentone community.  She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church and the Womens society.

Surviving are several cousins.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday 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, at the funeral home.

 

Faye H. Shimer

Mrs. Faye H. SHIMER, 88, Akron, died unexpectedly at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home.

She was born May 5, 1889 in Paulding county, O., to Albert and Agnes RUMBAUGH MURPHY and had lived in the Akron area since 1913, moving there from Ohio.  She was married May 5, 1908 in Antwerp, O., to Earl SHIMER, who died in 1964.  She attended the Akron United Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice SHOEMAKER, Argos; three grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Warren JUMP, Monroeville, O.  A sister-in-law, Mrs. Bertha COOK, Akron, also survives.  Preceding in death were a son, James [SHIMER], two brothers, and five sisters.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. John MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of service on Saturday.

 

Talfred Richardson

Talfred RICHARDSON, 81, 215 West Ninth street, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Centerbury Manor nursing home.  He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born March 16, 1896 in Hamilton county to John and Emma TRANBARGER RICHARDSON and had lived in Fulton county most of his life, moving here from Hamilton county.  He was married March 4, 1918 in Rochester, to Sylvia WERNER, who died March 12, 1966.  He married Mabel TYRELL, Aug. 8, 1966; she survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Katheryn) KIZER, South Bend; five sons, Robert [RICHARDSON], Marion; James [RICHARDSON], R.R. 2, Rocheter; Clifford [RICHARDSON], Anderson; Fred [RICHARDSON], Tippecanoe, and Bill [RICHARDSON], Kalamazoo, Mich., ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at 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 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of service Saturday.
Friday, January 6, 1978

 

Edna G. Graham

Mrs. Edna G. GRAHAM, 96, former resident of 1013 Monroe street, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital.  She had been a patient for the past six years at the Rochester nursing home.

She was born Aug. 13, 1881 in Fulton county to Benjamin and Florence TIPTON HAMLETT HARRISON, who were pioneer residents of Fulton county.  She was married June 25, 1911 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Benjamin F. GRAHAM, who preceded in death.  She lived her entire life in Fulton county and was a member of the First Christian church of Rochester.

Surviving are a son, DeVon H. GRAHAM, South Whitley; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie BURNS, Los Angeles, Cal.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Hamlett cemetery, Newcastle township.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday morning until time of service.

 

Saturday, January 7, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 9, 1978

 

Clara A. Wilson

Mrs. Clara A. (SHAFFER) KREISCHER WILSON, 87, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 11:35 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 10, 1890 in Paulding county, O., to William and Rosa KOHN SHAFFER, and had lived in the Argos area for five years, moving there from Delong.  She was married Oct. 26, 1905 to Charles KREISCHER, who died in 1936.  She married George WILSON, Aug. 9, 1957, who died in 1959.

Surviving are two sons, Raymond KREISCHER, Culver, and Charles KREISCHER, Portage; five daughers, Mrs. Ethelyn LAMBERT, Gordon, Wis.; Mrs. Edna BOTTORFF, Plymouth; Mrs. Pearl ETCHASON, Argos; Mrs. Eleanor HUTCHINS, Portage, and Mrs. Clara FLOYD, Hessville, Ind. thirty-five grandchildren; sixty-three great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mary TETZLOFF, Medaryville; two brothers, Nolin SHAFFER, Monterey, and Homer SHAFFER, Charlo, O.  Two sons, two daughters, two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. William McCLINTOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Millie E. Bowers

Millie Elizabeth BOWERS, 86, R.R. 1, Wabash, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eileen CRIPE, R.R. 1, Wabash.

She was born Jan. 26, 1891 in Lermey, Neb., to James C. and Mary NASH KARN.  She was married April 1, 1909 to William W. DUFF, who died July 20, 1958.  She married Luther BOWERS, Aug. 6, 1965, who died July 19, 1977.  She was a retired employee from the B. Walter company, Wabash.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) CRIPE, and Mrs. Horace (Eileen) CRIPE, both of R.R. 1, Wabash; a son, James Lee DUFF, R.R. 1, Kewanna; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and a step-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandstaff funeral home, Roann, with the Rev. William KERNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery.  Friends may call afer 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Lloyd Rife

Lloyd RIFE, 64, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 4 a.m. Sunday at his home.

He was born Oct. 19, 1913 in Fulton county to Charles and Birdie Elmina MORRIS RIFE, and had lived his entire life in Fulton county.  He was married March 27, 1943 in Rochester, to Dolly KINGERY, who survives.  He was employed by the Baker Vault company, Fulton.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Manford “Bud” RIFE, and Jerry RIFE, both of R.R. 2, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Janet) LOVELESS, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, and Miss Carole RIFE, R.R. 2, Kewanna;  a sister, Mrs. Willis (Henrietta) EVANS, Niles, Mich.; two brothers, Marvin RIFE, Kewanna, and Newell RIFE, R.R. 2, Kewanna, and four grandchildren.  A sister preceded in deth.

Services will be at 130 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, January 10, 1978 to Wednesday, January 11, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, January 12, 1978

 

Emma Carter

Emma CARTER, 84, Kewanna, died at 9:15 a.m. today at the Country Manor nursing home, Hartford Ciy.

She was born Aug. 12, 1893 in Fulton county to Byron E. and Lucy GUISE SLICK.  She was married in 1928 to Samuel Harold CARTER, who died in 1959.  She was a retired linotypist, working for newspapers in Indianapolis and Union City, and was a graduate of the UTA school of pringint, Indianapolis, in 1921.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins; among them is Mrs. Helen WOOLINGTON, Kewanna, a cousin.

Arrangements are pending at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna.
Lutie Rees

Mrs. Lutie REES, 84, 1421 Miner street, South Bend, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph hospital, South Bend.  She had been ill for three weeks.

She was born Sept. 24, 1893 near Culver to John and Mary Jane FRY LARGE and was a former Culver resident.  She was married March 2, 1912 to Roy FAIRBANKS.  She married Solomon REES, Dec. 23, 1922; he preceded in death.  She was a member of the Evangel Heights United Methodist church, South Bend.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dana (Blanch) ANDERECK, South Bend, and Mrs. Charles (Mary) GILMORE, Zephyr Hills, Fla. a son Howard FAIRBANKS, Edwardsburg, Mich. four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph LARGE, Culver, and a sister, Mrs. Elva STAYTON, Bremen.  A son, Clarence [FAIRBANKS], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert SEITZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Washington cemetery, southeast of Culver.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of service Saturday.

 

Harvey V. Baugh

Harvey V. BAUGH, 62, 517 Clayton avenue, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Logansport Memorial hospital after a four-year illness.

He was born Oct. 9, 1915 in Middletown, Ind., to Elmer and Florence WOODCOX BAUGH and had lived most of his life in the Rochester area.  He was married Aug. 23, 1943 in Elkhart to Edith COPPES, who survives.  he was a retired mill worker and a member of the Logansport Moose lodge.

Surviving with the wife are thre daughters, Mrs. Helen MARTIN, Logansport; Miss Dollie CLARK, Oaklawn, Ill., and Mrs. Fred (Sara) ODEN, Rochester; eight sons, Henry CLARK, Delevan, Wis.; Frank CLARK, Marble Falls, Texas; Billy DARCH, Chicago; Vaughn BAUGH, Donald BAUGH, and John BAUGH, all of Rochester; Harvey Dean BAUGH, North Judson; and Sylvester BAUGH, Little Rock, Ark. thirty-three grandchildren seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Charles BAUGH, Tucumcari, N.M.  A grandson and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John SHULTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of service Saturday.

 

Friday, January 13, 1978

 

Belle Moon

Miss Belle MOON, 79, R.R. 4, Rochester and Palm Harbor, Fla., died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday in the Spanish Garden nursing home, Dunedin, Fla.

She was born April 17, 1898 in Rochester to Henry H. and Catherine WENTZEL MOON.  She was a retired farmer.

Two brothers, Frank W. MOON and Walter MOON, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. David FRETTINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon cemetery near Kewanna.  Friends may call afer 7 p.m. Saturday.
Emma Carter

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kewanna United Methodist church for Emma CARTER, 84, Kewanna, who died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the Country Manor nursing home, Hartford City.  The Rev. Eugene BACON will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, and one hour before service at the church Saturday.  Eastern star service will be at 7:30 p.m. this evening.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Heart Fund.

 

Saturday, January 14, 1978

 

Patricia A. Rogers

Mrs. Patricia Ann ROGERS, 47, Fort Wayne, a former Rochester resident, died Friday in Fort Wayne.

She was born May 8, 1930 in Plymouth to Lynn and Dorothy SERVIS and she lived in Rochester from 1943 to 1948.  She attended Rochester high school before the family moved to Bourbon, where she graduated from high school.  She was married in Rocheser on May 14, 1949 to Richard L. ROGERS, who survives.  Mr. Rogers is a brother of Mrs. Kathryn SPICE of Rochester.

Surviving with the husband are the mother, four daughters, a son and a brother.

Services are pending at the D. A. McComb funeral home, 1140 Lake avenue, Fort Wayne, where memorials to the Cancer Society will be accepted.

 

Ted R. Jontz

Ted R. JONTZ, Akron, expired suddenly in Honolulu, Hawaii, shortly after arriving there.  Arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

 

Monday, January 16, 1978

 

Ted R. Jontz

Services are pending at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, for Ted JONTZ, 76, Akron, who died unexpectedly in Honolulu, Hawaii, at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

He was born Oct 25, 1901 in Disko to Rosencranz and Virginia ANDERSON JONTZ and was a lifetime resident in the Akron community.  He was married to Lucille J. LEININGER, who died in Aug. 1974.  He operated the Texaco service sttion, Akron, for several years; operated the Fulton County Beverage Distributors, Rochester, from which he retired, and was a member of he board of directors for the Akron Exchange State bank.  He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and the Elks lodge, Rochester.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Otto (Jackie) GRONINGE, Akron, and Mrs. James (Judy) HARRIS, Logansport; six granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Vida L. Horn

Vida L. HORN, 95, Warsaw, died at 12:25 a.m. today in the Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.  She had been in failing health for four years.

She was born Jan. 18, 1882 in Convoy, O., to David and Louisa MICKEY STUKEY, and had lived in the Mentone and Warsaw area all her life.  She was married Aug. 21, 1902 to Isaac H. HORN, who died April 8, 1967.

Surviving are four sons, Scott, Wilson, Owen and Eldon [HORN], all of Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Esther) SARBER and Mrs. James (Geneva) BEESON, both of Mentone; a brother, M. R. STUKEY, South Whitley; fifteen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 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 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Harry F. Grubbs

Harry F. GRUBBS, 59, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 10 a.m. Saturday of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at his home.

He was born July 17, 1918 in Mentone to Peter and Ada BRADLEY GRUBBS.  He was married Feb. 10, 1940 in Bourbon to Kate BOGANWRIGHT, who survives.  He was retired from Indland Steel, East Chicago.

Surviving with the wife are a son, David [GRUBBS], Merrillville; a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Mary Jane) BUKOVAC, Crown Point; five brothers, Harry [sic] [GRUBBS], Palestine; Leslie “Tuffy” [GRUBBS], Mentone; George [GRUBBS], Pierceton; Jeff [GRUBBS], North Judson, and Mac [GRUBBS], Warsaw; three sisters, Bernice MERICA, Riverside, Cal.; Mrs. James (Fawn) HALLOWAY, Argos, and Mrs. Sam (Fern) WHITE, Columbia City, and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at he King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. John P. STARR officiating.  Burial will be in the Memory Lane Memorial Gardens, Merrillville.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, January 17, 1978

 

Russell C. See

Russell C. SEE, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 8:47 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where he was admitted about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

He was born in Twelve Mile to Edward and Una SEE and had lived most of his life in the Twelve Mile and Rochester areas.  He was married Jan. 19, 1950 in Madison to Genevere E. COOK, who survives.  He owned and operated the See Taxi Service for 27 years, retiring in 1961.  He was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist church.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two step-sons, Phillip DUNCAN, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Bill DUNCAN, Billingham, Alaska; thre granddaughters, Christine and Cathy DUNCAN, both R.R. 5, Rochester, and Angela DUNCAN, Billingham, Alaska and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a sister and a brother.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Wednesday, January 18, 1978

 

Ted R. Jontz

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, for Ted R. JONTZ who died at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Rev. John MOORE will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday and until time of service Friday.

 

Earl L. Beehler

Earl L. BEEHLER, 79, 3127 Fairview avenue, Logansport, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial hospital, Logansport.  He had been in failing health since August, 1977.

He was born Feb. 10, 1898 in Cass county to Charles and Barbara WALTERS BEEHLER.  He was married June 7, 1925 in Cass county to Margaret YEAKLEY, who survives.  He was a retired accountant for the Logansport Machine company, and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church, Logansport; the Rochester Masonic lodge no. 79, and was a past master and 50-year member; he was a graduate of Valparaiso university, and a teacher in Fulton county for seven years.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Larry [BEEHLER], Anderson, and Roger [BEEHLER], Boulder, Colo.; six grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Theodore HERTENSTEIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran church or the Cancer Fund.

 

Thursday, January 19, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, January 20, 1978

 

Wreatha M. Swanson

Wreatha M. SWANSON, 68, West Lafayette, died at 4 p.m. Thursday in St. Vincent hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been a patient since Jan. 5.

She was born Dec. 9, 1909 near Attica, and was married at Marion in 1939 to Philip SWANSON, who died July 6, 1964.  He was a former manager of Indian Hills Farms, Rochester.  She had lived in Rochester from 1941 to 1960, then moving to Lafayette.

Surviving are a son, Thomas SWANSON, Richmond; a daughter, Mrs. Marcia BAILEY, Indianapolis, and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hippensteel funeral home, Lafayette, with the Rev. Henry C. STOLLDORF officiating.  Burial will be in the West Point cemetery, Lafayette.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
L. J. Perry, Jr.

Kewanna News

A Memorial fund has been established for the late Dr. L. J. PERRY, Jr., who was killed Dec. 28, in an automobile accident near Laramie, Wyo., according to Dr. Albert GAST, head of the Department of Agronomy at the University of Nebraske-Lincoln.

Dr. erry, 34, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence PERRY, R.R. 3, Kewana.  He had been on UNL’s staff since 1972.

Gast said contributions may be made to the Dr. L. J. Perry Jr. Memorial Fund and sent to Department of Agronomy, 240 Keim Hall, East Camus, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. 68583.

All contributions will be recorded and deposited in a savings account for the use by Perry’s widow, Kathleen [PERRY], at her discretion, Gast said.

Perry was a native of Kewanna and received his B.S. degree in 1968 from the University of Wyoming in Laramie; his M.S. in 1970 from North Dakota State university in Fargo and his Ph.D. in 1972 from Montana State university in Bozeman.

 

John H. Federer

John H. FEDERER, 54, R.R. 2, Wolcott, died in St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette, after a six week illness.

He was born March 2, 1923 in Rantoul, Ill., and was married Feb. 26, 1946 in Pulaski county to Helen MEYER.  He had been a farmer near Kewanna before moving to Wolcott.  He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic church, Remington.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Joseph C. and Edward S. [FEDERER], both of Wolcott; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Janice) BROOKS, Wolcott; three brothers, Carl and Robert [FEDERER], both of Francesville, and Francis [FEDERER], Elloree, S.C.; four sisters, Mrs. Larry (Helen) COURTREY, Birch Run, Mich.; Mrs. Pete (Margaret) BONDS, Clio, Mich.; Mrs. Jacob (Emery) ALBRECHT, Francesville, and Mrs. Rita JORDON, Logansport, and a grandson, Jason Adam FEDERER.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic church, Remington, with Father Michael ONDO officiating.  Burial will be in the Sacrd Heart cemetery, Remington.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. today and the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the Stitz funeral home, Remington.  Memorials may be made to the Catholic Relief Service.

 

Gladys M. Wilson

Funeral services were conducted in Plymouth last week by the Rev. C. A. CRAIG for Mrs. Gladys M. WILSON, widow of Hobart WILSON,  Burial was in the New Oak Hill cemetery.  She was born July 20, 1898 in Cass county.  They were former residents of Kewanna and moved to Plymouth in 1936.

She is survived by a daugher, Mrs. Phyllis HYGEMA of Plymouth; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and a brother, Lafe SMITH, of Kewanna.

 

Saturday, January 21, 1978

 

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Monday, January 23, 1978

 

Inez G. Pyle

Mrs. Inez G. PYLE, 81, 920 Monroe street, died unexpectedly at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for two hours.

She was born Dec. 11, 1896 in Fulton county to John and Della BRAMAN EISENMAN and had lived most of her life in Fulton county.  She was married Sept. 3, 1915 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Donald M. PYLE, who died Sept. 23, 1977.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, the Family Circle class, the AARP, the Senior Citizens club and was appointed chaplain of the Evergreen Rebekah lodge.

Surviving are a son, John D. PYLE, Rochester; three grandchildren, Ronald GEIB, Brook, Ind. Mrs. David (Lorina) SMITH, North Judson, and Mrs. Marvin (Darlene) GILLILAND, Rochester; a brother, Fred EISENMAN, Rinelander, Wis., and a half-brother, Clarence CALLENTINE, Paw Paw, Mich.  A brother, Glen EISENMAN, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL and the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 1978

 

Inez G. Pyle

Memorial services will be conducted by the Evergreen Rebekah lodge at 8 p.m. tonight at the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Inez G. PYLE, 81, 920 Monroe street, who died unexpectedly at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Morris HOWELL and the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, January 25, 1978

 

Homer Earl Shelly

Homer Earl SHELLY, 61, 211 West Washington street, Galveston, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Lee Memorial hospital, Ft. Myers, Fla.  He had been a summer resident of Lake Manitou.

He was born March 14, 1916 in Plattsburg, N.Y., to Homer E. and Estella GARROW SHELLY and was married July 1, 1939 to Evelyn GRAHAM, who survives.  He was retired from Union Carbide, Kokomo, where he had worked for 22 years.  He was a member of the Galveston Baptist church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Phillip M. “Mike” SHELLY, Indianapolis; a brother, Donald SHELLY, Kokomo, and two sisters, Mrs. Betty HICKS, Kokomo, and Mrs. Nancy TAYLOR, Galveston.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Murrary funeral home, Galveston chapel, and burial will be in the Galveston cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Velma Bucher

Mrs. Velma BUCHER, 76, 1423 North Edmondson street, Indianapolis, a former Argos resident, died Tuesday evening in the Clonial Crest convalescent center, Indianapolis.  She had been in failing health for 18 months.

She was born Dec. 30, 1902 in Argos to M. B. and Jesse (LELAND) RITTER and was married in Argos to Joe C. BUCHER, who died in 1963.  She was a member of the Broadway United Methodist church, Indianapolis.

Surviving are two sons, Lowell and Boyer [BUCHER], both of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a step-brother, Meryl SHIVERS, Argos; three step-sisters, Mrs. Whitney (Mae) KLINE and Mrs. Burl (Arvilla) BIGGS, both of Culver, and Mrs. Norman (Lucille) DAVIS, Argos.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home,Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and until time of service Thursday.

 

Thursday, January 26, 1978

 

Thomas N. Ridenour

Thomas N. RIDENOUR, 81, Port Richey, Fla., died at 9:50 a.m. Monday in the Tarpon Springs Memorial hospital in Trpon, Fla.

He had lived in Florida since 1968, moving there from Rochester.  He was retired from the Studebaker plant in South Bend.  He was a member of the Wesleyan church in Hudson, Fla.

Surviving are the wife, Pearl SWISHER RIDENOUR; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian HUTCHINS, Lake Park, Fla., and Mrs. Dorothy DAGU, Kokomo; two sons, Paul [RIDENOUR], of South Bend, and Morris [RIDENOUR], LaVerne, Cal.; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Maurice KENT officiating.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Friday, January 27, 1978

 

Winfield Stratton

Winfield “Bud” STRATTON, 48, Brewer, Me., husband of the former Gwen RIGGS of Rochester, died Wednesday in Brewer.  Mrs. Stratton is the daughter of Mrs. Mary RIGGS of Rochester.

Services will be Saturday at the Piper funeral home in Brewer.

 

Venus Pratt

Venus PRATT, 75, R.R. 1, Box 29, Hamlet, died at 3:32 p.m. CST Tuesday in the LaPorte hospial.

She formerly lived in the Rochester and Kewanna areas.

Services are pending at the Haverstock funeral home in LaPorte.
Saturday, January 28, 1978

 

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Monday, January 30, 1978

 

Leonard E. Lowe

Leonard E. LOWE, 70, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kosciusko Community hospital in Warsaw.  He had been ill one week.

He was born Sept. 18, 1907 to Edward and Bessie BYBEE LOWE and had lived in the Rochester area all his life.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Mary Rae LOWE, Rochester; three sons, Edward and Loren [LOWE], Rochester, and Robert [LOWE], Claypool; two grandchildren, Robert and Brenda LOWE, Claypool; five sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Mildred) KRAMER SHOEMAKER, Mrs. Herman (Edith) ALBER, Mrs. Harry (Maxine) SAYGERS, Mrs. Melva SANDERS and Mrs. Roy (Betty) GLENTZER, all of Rochester.  Ten brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Maurice KENT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday.

 

Thomas N. Ridenour

Services scheduled for 10 a.m. today for Thomas N. RIDENOUR, 81, Port Richey, Fla., have been postponed due to bad weather.

Mr. Ridenour died last Monday in the Tarpon Springs Memorial hospital in Tarpon, Fla.

Final services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Tuesday, January 31, 1978

 

Catherine Widman

Mrs. Catherine WIDMAN, 86, R.R. 1, Pierceton, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday in the Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Warsaw.  She had been in failing health for six years.

She was born Feb. 12, 1891 in Fulton county to William and Savanna GODNER KUHN, and had lived in the Pierceton community since 1916, moving there from Fulton county.  She was married Mar. 31, 1911 to Jacob WIDMAN, who died April 29, 1957.  She was a member of the St. Francis Catholic church, Pierceton, the Church Rosary society and the Sunshine Home Demonstation club.

Surviving are three sons, Joe [WIDMAN], R.R. 8, Warsaw; Francis [WIDMAN], Pierceton, and Clyde [WIDMAN], Ft. Wayne; six grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Andrew KUHN, Kewanna, and Mithias [KUHN], Clear Lake, Ia., and two sisters, Mrs. John (Celia) DONNELY, Logansport, and Mrs. Leander (Nora) WEAVER, Star City.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Francis Catholic church, Pierceton, with the Rev. Kenneth SARRAZINE officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Francis cemetery, Pierceton.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wyman funeral home, Pierceton.
Ruth Vickrey

Ruth CRABILL VICKREY, Dallas, Texas, a former Rochester resident, died Sunday at 7 a.m. in a Dallas hospital.  She had been ill several years.

She was born in Rochester to William Leroy and Ica CRABILL and married Dean K. VICKREY in Akron.

Surviving with the husband are three sisters, Mrs. Edith EHRSAM, Hammond; Fern CRABILL, cincinnati, O., and Zelma CRABILL, Rochester.

Services will be Friday in Dallas and burial will be in the Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

 

Wednesday, February 1, 1978

 

Ruby M. Steininger

Mrs. Ruby M. STEININGER, 89, 2000 West Indiana avenue, Elkhart, died at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday in the Elkhart General hospital.  She had been in failing health for several years.

She was born April 17, 1888 in Logansport to Lewis and Nan BALLENGER BUNKER, and had lived most of her life in Elkhart, moving there from Logansport.  She was married April 14, 1906 in Logansport to Irvin J. STEININGER, who died Dec. 29, 1969.  She was a member of the First United Methodist church, Elkhart, and the Loa chapter of the Eastern Star, Elkhart.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma PHILLIPS, Elkhart; a son Hugh E. STEININGER, Culver; three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Five sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman funeral home, Elkhart, and the Eastern Star will conduct memorial services there at 7 p.m. today.

Friends also may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Thomas P. Hurtt

Thomas P. HURTT, 21, formerly of Rochester, son of Raymond and Mildred SYLVESTR HURTT, 625 Jefferson street, was killed at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday in a motorcycle accident in Houston, Texas.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Margaret Baker

Miss Margaret BAKER, 85, Fulton, died at 1:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton.

 

Thursday, February 2, 1978

 

Jean F. Gates

Mr. Jean F. GATES, 75, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after a brief illness.

Arrangements are pending at the Bonine funeral home, Culver.
Dorris Spray

Mrs. Dorris SPRAY, 75, Argos, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Argos.  She suffered congestive heart failure as she was walking downtown from her home.

She was born Dec. 4, 1902 in Silver Lake to Charles and Florence HILL BOUSE and had lived in Argos 33 years, moving there from Etna Green.  She was married March 15, 1930 to Harley SPRAY, who died in 1975.  She retired in 1967 from the McCord corporation, Plymouth, and was a member of the Argos United Methodist church and the United Methodist Women.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Edwin (Gladys) PEARSON, Argos.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m.Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Memorial Gardens, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of service Saturday.

 

Thomas P. Hurtt

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Thomas Paul HURTT, 21, formerly of Rochester, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Houston, Tex.  The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of service Saturday.

He was born April 16, 1956 in Chicago to Raymond and Mildred SYLVESTER HURTT and had lived in Rochester since 1964, moving here from Chicago.  He was employed by Camco Inc., Houston, Texas, and was a 1974 graduate of Rochester high school.  He had served with the United States Navy.

Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Susan and Patricia [HURTT], both at home, and Mrs. James (Linda) CARROLL, Houston, Texas; two brothers, Michael and James HURTT, both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Opal SYLVESTER, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mae HURTT, Herrin, Ill., and aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Margaret Baker

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, for Miss Margaret BAKER, 85, Fulton, who died at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.  The Rev. Maurice KENT and the Rev. Ronald KING will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

She was born Jan. 12, 1892 in Hymera, Ind., to Francis and Sarah CRIST BAKER.  She had lived in Fulton since 1928.

Surviving are a foster-sister and several foster-brothers.

 

D. B. Schafer

Word has been received of the death on Jan. 22 of D. B. SCHAFER, 75, Boynton Beach, Fla., a former resident of Rochester.

Services were Jan. 24 at the Scobee Combs funeral home, Boynton Beach, with the Rev. William W. ROUGHTON officiating.

 

Thomas Ridenour

Graveside services for Thomas RIDENOUR, 81, Port Richey, Fla., will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester, with the Rev. Maurice KENT officiating.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Foster & Good funeral home.

Mr. Ridenour died Monday in the Tarpon Springs Memorial hospital, Tarpon, Fla.


 

Friday, February 3, 1978

 

Frederick M. McClure

Frederick M. McCLURE, 62, 101 South Maple street, North Manchester, died at 7 a.m. today in the Wabash county hospital.

He was born Jan. 11, 1916 in Goshen to Frederick E. and Lona MOORE McCLURE.  He was married July 21, 1940 to Marjorie PERRY, who survives, and was associated with McClure Tax Accountants and Real Estate for 15 years.  He was a member of the Congregational Christian church; Wabash County Board of Realtors; Oaklawn Cemetery association; Masonic Lodge; Eastern Star, and the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine, Ft. Wayne.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. H. R. (Elizabeth)  McFARLAND, Kittering, O.; two sons, Frederick P. McCLURE, Providence, R.I., and Daniel R. McCLURE, Ball State university; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Bette) REED, North Manchester, and a brother, Thomas McCLURE, Lebanon.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bender funeral home, North Manchester, with the Rev. James OVERHOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday and until time of service Monday.

 

Florence Caldwell

Mrs. Florence CALDWELL, 74, Akron, died at 2:55 a.m. today in the Lou Ann nursing home, Nappanee.  She had been in failing health several years.

She was born Nov. 1, 1903 in Montpelier to Charles L. and Sarah Jane ALEXANDER SMITH and had lived in the Akron community since 1939.  She was married June 1, 1930 in Frankfort to Abraham CALDWELL, who died in 1976.  She was a retired teacher, having taught in the Akron, Gilead and Mentone schools.  For several years, Mrs. Caldwell wrote a weekly column for The Rochester Sentinel called “From My Wayside Window” and also was the Akron correspondent for The Sentinel.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church and was a 50-year member of the Akron Eastern Star, of which she was a past worthy matron.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Ruth Ellen) OVERMYER, North Webster; a son, Donald CALDWELL, Akron; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and a brother, Roy SMITH, Oak Park, Ill.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home,Akron, with the Rev. John MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday and until time of service Sunday.

 

Cleveland Raines

Cleveland RAINES, 63, R.R. 4, (Kings Lake), Rochester, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.  He had been in failing health since last September.

He was born Jan. 21, 1915 in Montgomery, Ala., to Don and Cardella RAINES.  He had lived in this area since 1971, moving here from Chicago, and was a retired employee of Western Union, Chicago.  He attended the First Baptist church, Kings Lake.

Surviving are a son, Cleveland [RAINES], Jr., Montgomery, Ala.; three grandchildren; two sisters; a brother, and a niece.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mildred Foutz

Mildred FOUTZ, 67, 28 Cleveland street, Logansport, died at 6:28 p.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital, Logansport.

She was born Feb. 2, 1911 in Chillicothe, O., to Clarence W. and Ethel CHESNUT HUFFMAN.  She was married Sept. 18, 1932 in Grass Creek to Elmer L. FOUTZ, who survives.  She was a member of the Third Street United Methodist church, Logansport.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Larry G. FOUTZ, R.R. 3, Logansport, and Keith L. FOUTZ, Ft. Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Merle FRANKLIN, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Pauline SCALES, Grass Creek; two brothers, Everett HUFFMAN, New Haven, and Howard HUFFMAN, Marion, and six grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Third Street United Methodist church, Logansport, with the Rev. Bill PUTSHAW officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison funeral home, Royal Center, and one hour before service at the church.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Jean F. Gates

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Crown Hill chapel, Indianapolis, for Mr. Jean F. GATES, 75, R.R. 4, Rochester, who died at 9 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after a brief illness.  The Rev. Foster SIZEMORE, Indianapolis, will offficiate and burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bonine funeral home, Culver.  Memorials to the Heart Fund will be accepted by the family.

He was born Nov. 25, 1902 in Alexandria to Frank and Marie GATES and had lived in Aubbeenaubbee townshp 17 years, moving there from Carmel.  He was married March 2, 1940 in Indianapolis to Lillian LAY, who survives.  He was retired from the Heston Concrete company, Indianapolis.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Jean F. GATES, Jr., Indianapolis, and a granddaughter, Miss Vicki E. GATES, Indianapolis.

 

Saturday, February 4, 1978

 

Elvan E. Snyder

Elvan E. SNYDER, 77, 1420 Monroe street, died Friday at 3:15 p.m. at the Canterbury Manor nursing home.  He had been in failing health the past four years.

He was born Feb. 23, 1900 in Thorsby, Ala., to Edward and Florence LUTZ SNYDER and had lived in the Rochester area for 43 years after coming from the Warsaw community.  He married Marie SUTHERLION Jan. 27, 1923 in Warsaw; she survives.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist church and was a retired employee of the former Rochester laundry.

Surviving with the wife are two daugthters, Mrs. Merle (Betty) McGOWEN, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. James (Joyce) THOMAS, Detroit, Mich., and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Hamlett cemetery near Talma.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Monday, February 6, 1978

 

Gertrude Miller

Mrs. Gertrude MILLER, 82, a former resident of 1201 Jefferson street, died early Saturday morning in the Arlington Court nursing home, Columbus, O.

She was born Nov. 18, 1895 in Hanley Falls, Minn., to Casper and Clara NYMAN MORK and had lived in Rochester from 1916 to 1972.  She was married Sept. 6, 1916 in Minnesota to Hugh J. MILLER, who died June 23, 1972, and had operated Miller Brothers Auto Parts in Rochester for 40 years.  She was a member of the First Baptist church, Rochester, and the Eastern Star lodge No. 70, Rochester, of which she was a past worthy matron.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne M. LEY, Palm Springs, Cal.; a son, Laurence M. MILLER, Columbus, O.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Carl MORK, Minneapolis, Minn.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and until time of service Tuesday.  The Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. tonight.

 

Ida Weiland

Mrs. Ida WEILAND, 92, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died Sunday afternoon in the Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth.  She had been in failing health for four years.

She was born Sept. 10, 1885 in Germany to Gustan and Anna GOLDT, and had lived in the Tippecanoe community since 1933, moving there from South Bend.  She was married in 1904 in Germany to Ernest WEILAND, who died in 1945.  She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran church, Plymouth.

Surviving are two sons, Eric W. and William WEILAND, both of Tippecanoe; five grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Two daughters and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, and burial will be in the Riverview cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until time of service Wednesday.

 

Russell L. Linden

Russell L. LINDEN, 65, 507 East Fifth street, Peru, a former Fulton county resident, died at 10:02 p.m. Friday in Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

He was born Sept. 4, 1912 in Fulton county to Albert and Lowella HENDRICKSON LINDEN.  He was married in 1935 to Lucille HUNTER, who survives.

Surviving with the wive are a son, Donald Joe LINDEN, Anderson; three daughters, Mrs. Phillip VanBOALEN, Peru; Mrs. Kenneth WILKINSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert WALKER, Logansport; three brothers, Earl LINDEN, Logansport; Hugh LINDEN, California, and Albert LINDEN, Columbus, O., and thirteen grandchildren.  Four sisters, a brother and a daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. John SINER officiating.  Burial will be in the Everrest Memorial Park cemetery in Cass county.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Archie D. McLean

Archie D. McLEAN, 72, R.R. 4, Warsaw, a former Richland Center resident, died at 6:48 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph hospital, South Bend.  He had been in failing health for the past two years.

He was born April 23, 1905 in Boyne City, Mich., and had lived in the Atwood community for four years, moving there from Richland Center.  He was married Nov. 24, 1965 in Richland Center to Francis BURKETT, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge and the Otterbein United Methodist church, Atwood.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Lee (Dianne) OSBAN, Niles, Mich.; five sons, Arthur [McLEAN], South Bend; Merle [McLEAN], Gulfport, Miss.; Donald [McLEAN], Middlebury; Raymond, [McLEAN], Porter, and David [McLEAN], Niles, Mich.; a step-daughter, Mrs. James (Mary Ann) MAURER, Bouron; twenty-four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Keith BURCH officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday.

 

Washington Leroy Smith

Washington Leroy SMITH, 55, R.R. 4, Rochester, died this morning at his residence at Kings Lake.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Anna L. Shoemaker

Anna L. SHOEMAKER, 96, Akron, died at 8:25 a.m. today in the Prairie View nursing home, Warsaw.  She had been in failing health.

Arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.

 

Tuesday, February 7, 1978

 

Hervey Kellogg

Word has been received that Hervey KELLOGG, 601 East Franklin street, Hartford City, died Jan. 23, in Brooksville, Fla., where he and his wife had arrived a week before to spend the winter.  He had a history of heart problems and died of complications following the flu.

He was a former Fulton county resident, having served as Fulton county Extension agent from 1955 to 1959.

Surviving are the wife, Florence KELLOGG, Hartford City; two daughters, Miss Sharon KELLOGG, Columbus, O., and Mrs. Linus (Karen) HARROLD, Petroleum; a son, Joseph KELLOGG, Rossville; two grandchildren, and four brothers.  Services were held on Jan. 30 in Hartford City.
Norman J. Frasa, Jr.

Norman J. FRASA, Jr., 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman FRASA, Sr., R.R. 1, Kewanna, was killed in an accident on the family farm in Aubbeenaubbee township at 1:45 p.m. Monday.

The boy was operating a skid loader with five t0-pount bags of feed in the bucket.  It is believed that he may have been trying to get out of the machine and accidentally tripped the lever to the bucket.  His head was caught against the ladder by the bucket.

Fulton County Coroner Junior D. GOOD said the boy was killed instantly by skull fracture.

Norman J. Frasa, Jr., was born March 29, 1961 in Loganspot to Norman J. and Dorothy HUBENY FRASA, who survive, and had lived all his life in the Bruce Lake community.  He was a junior at Culver Community high school, was a member of the Culver high school band and the Culver chapter of the FFA.  He was a member of the Pleasat Hill United Methodist church, Bruce Lake.

Surviving with the parents are two brothers, John and Jerry [FRASA], and four sisters, Susan, Nancy, Teresa and Bonnie [FRASA], all at home.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, Bruce Lake.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Culver high school band.

 

Wednesday, February 8, 1978

 

Anna L. Shoemaker

Services were to be at 1 p.m. today at the Akron Church of God for Anna L. SHOEMAKER, 96, Akron, who died at 8:25 a.m.  Monday in the Prairie View nursing home, Warsaw.  She had been in failing health for some time.  The Rev. James HALL was to officiate and burial was to be in the Laketon cemetery.

She was born April 19, 1881 in Laketon to Christian and Louisa PONTIOUS GERLACH and had lived in the Akron community most of her life.  She was married in 1910 to Arthur SHOEMAKER, who died in 1971.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Claude (Mary) WALTERS, Warsaw; three sons, Homer SHOEMAKER, Hammond; Walter SHOEMAKER, Palestine, and Cecil SHOEMAKER, R.R. 2, Macy; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren, and ten step-great-grandchildren.  A daughter and two great-grandchildren preceded in death.
Thursday, February 9, 1978

 

Bela L. Heinzmann

Bela L. HEINZMANN, 35, R.R. 3, Rochester, the Fulton town marshal, died unexpectedly at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday at his home following a massive coronary attack.

He was born Jan. 16, 1943 in Rochester to Franz and Pauline V. KINDIG HEINZMANN, both of whom preceded in death.  He was married March 14, 1964 in Rochester to Elizabeth KING, who survives.  He lived his entire life in Fulton county.  He was an Indiana state highway employee and a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Gordon Lynn, Bela Lee Jr. and Erick [HEINZMANN], all at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Cleve (Ethel) KINDIG, R.R. 3, Rochester; two brothers, Bondi L. HEINZMANN, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Fritz P. HEINZMANN, Rochester, and an uncle, Virgil KINDIG, Memphis, Ten.  A son, Errol Franz [HEINZMANN], died in 1972; a daughter Donina R. [HEINZMANN], died in 1975, and two uncles, Floyd and Charles KINDIG, also preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery where rites will be conducted by the Fulton county chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police.  Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home by the Rochester Masonic lodge.  Friends may call after   2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, February 10, 1978

 

Donald E. Eytcheson

Donald E. EYTCHESON, 63, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 2:23 a.m. today at his home.  He had been in failing health since last May.

He was born Feb. 8, 1915 in Liberty township to Ralph and Minnie BRUCE EYTCHESON and had lived his entire life in Fulton county.  He was married March 8, 1936 in Liberty township to Leona WELLER, who survives.  He was a farmer and a member of the Fulton Baptist temple.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. William (Jane Ann) LOCKE, Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. Randall (Joy) WHITE, R.R. 6, Rochester; a son, Jerry EYTCHESON, R.R. 6, Rochester; our grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. William (Bonnie) ZIMPLEMAN, R.R. 6, Rochester.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, February 11, 1978

 

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Monday, February 13, 1978

 

Marquise P. Foglesong

Mrs. Marquise P. FOGLESONG, 82, a former Rochester resident, 1131 Columbus street, Fort Wayne, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in the Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been admitted three hours before her death.

She was born Jan. 6, 1896 in Rochester to William and Pearl FEECE PATTON, and had lived in Fort Wayne 14 years, moving there from Lansing, Mich.  She was married to Frederick H. FOGLESONG, who preceded in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret F. ALLEN, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. George (Nancy) LAARMAN, Oostburg, Wis.; a son Frederick H. FOGLESONG, Wheaton, Ill. eleven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Mable) WAGONER, Rochester, and Mrs. Edward (Josephine) EBERT, Van Nuyes, Cal.

Private funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  There will be private visitation for the family only.

 

Margaret Mitchell

Graveside services were to be at 3 p.m. today at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Mrs. Margaret STACEY MITCHELL, Noblesville, who was a former Rochester resident.  She died Saturday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marilyn KIRK, Rockford, Ill.

She was married to Perry MITCHELL, who survives.  She was a graduate of Rochester high school, Indiana university and taught elementary school in Rochester before her marriage.

Surviving with the husband and daughter are a sister, Mrs. Mary PATLOCK, Terre Haute; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

 

Hazel Shultz

Mrs. Hazel Delores SHULTZ, 61, 115 East 11th street died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been in failing health for eight months.

She was born Nov. 12, 1916 in North Manchester to Lozier and Ruth RICE.  She was married Nov. 12, 1938 in North Manchester to James H. SHULTZ, who is the president of the Rochester Telephone company.  She had lived in Rochester since 1960, moving here from Richmond.  She was a member of the Zion Lutheran church, North Manchester; the Rochester Tri Kappa sorority, and was active in numerous civic and charitable causes.

Surviving with the husband are a daugher, Mrs. J. W. (Johanna) McCLAIN, Huntington Beach, Cal.; two sons, Donald E. SHULTZ, Rochester, and James Todd SHULTZ, Litchfield, Ill. five grandchildren, Kurtis Shawn McCLAIN, Kristopher Steven McCLAIN, James Aaron SHULTZ, Erica Lynn SHULTZ and Stephanie Diane SHULTZ, and a sister, Mrs. John (Phyllis Ann) KREIG, Bluffton.  A brother, Donald RICE, died in 1937.

Private family services will be Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  There will be visitation for the family only.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.
Tuesday, February 14, 1978

 

Mary Lanham

Mrs. Mary LANHAM, 80, died at her home in Leiters Ford Sunday morning.  She had been a resident of the Leiters Ford community since 1952, coming from Gary.

She was marrid to Robert LANHAM; he died in 1961.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) YOUNG, Lake Station, and Ms. Charles (Vivian) NOVOTNY, Gary; one son, Robert [LANHAM], Merrillville, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Four sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Geisen funeral home, Merrillville.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, February 15, 1978

 

Maurice Curtis

Maurice CURTIS, 68, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 1:55 a.m. today in the Marshall County Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been admitted Tuesday afternoon.  He had been in failing health for six months.

He was born Dec. 29, 1909 in Culver to Benjamin and Georgia SNYDER CURTIS and had lived his entire life in the Culver community.  He was married May 25, 1935 in Plymouth to Carrie KRING, who survives.  He was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church, Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge, Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge, Mt. Horab Encampment, Rochester, and Canton lodge, South Bend.  He was a past grand master of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Indiana, a past department commander of the Patriarchs Militants of Indiana.  He served three terms as Union township trustee and a term as Marshall county assessor.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert and Warren [CURTIS], both of Culver; a daughter, Mrs. Jean SUMMERS, Plymouth; five grandchildren, and a brother, Eldon CURTIS, Dallas, Texas.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Poplar Grove United Methodist church with the Rev. Richard BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and after 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the I.O.O.F. lodge or the Marshall County Cancer association.

 

Thursday, February 16, 1978

 

Florence H. Rouch

Florence H. ROUCH, 80, Fulton, died at noon Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been in failing health two years.  She was born Sept. 23, 1897 in Wayne township to William and Martha HIZER DIVELEY and had been a lifetime resident of Fulton county.  She married Lawrence ROUCH Feb. 25, 1920 in Rochester; he died Jan. 15, 1971.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, George ROUCH, R.R. 2, Kewanna; two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Evelyn) KERBY, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Lavon (Eloise) FRED, R.R. 6, Rochester; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildre; two brothers, Edgar DIVELEY, Great Falls, Mont., and a sister, Mrs. Violet SIMPSON, West Palm Beach, Fla.  A son, a daughter, a brother and a sister preceded in death.


Private family services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ditmire=Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.  Burial will be in the Salem cemetery northwest of Fulton.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made at the funeral home.

 

Friday, February 17, 1978

 

Lawrence H. Murphy

Lawrence H. MURPHY, 52, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday in the Home hospital, Lafayette, after a three-week illness.

He was born Oct. 30, 1925 in Kokomo to John B. and Catherine HURLOCK MURPHY and had lived in the Akron and Mentone area five years, moving there from Logansport.  He was married July 22, 1944 in Wabash to Geraldine BERGK, who survives.  He was employed by the  J. and M. Gravel company, Etna Green, as a truck driver.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Al (Charlotte) BUTTICE, Camden, and Mrs. John (Sharon) HUGH, Flora; four grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. C. C. TULLIS, Silver Lake; Mrs. Robert SOPHER, Leesburg; Mrs. Grover BROWN, South Dakota; Mrs. Chester TRAVER, Underwood; Mrs. Milton BARNETT, Goshen; Mrs. Bernard PENN, North Webster, and Mrs. Marvin LAWSON, Wabash; four brothers, William [MURPHY], Clinton; James and Lee [MURPHY], Akron, and John [MURPHY], North Webster.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. John MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery, south of Silver Lake.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday and until time of service Sunday.

 

Saturday, February 18, 1978

 

Doris H. Best

Mrs. Doris H. BEST, 77, formerly of 104 East 12th street, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Peabody Memorial Home in North Manchester, where she had resided the last two months.  Her death was unexpected.

She was born April 30, 1900 in Monrovia, Ind., to Cordon and Arminta MARLEY [GREGORY].  She was married in 1922 to Robert C. BEST, who died April 28, 1967.  She was a member of the Monrovia United Methodist church and the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Martha) MYERS, Sr., R.R. 1, Rochester; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and thirteen step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Peabody Memorial Home health center chapel and burial will be in the Mooresville (Ind.) cemetery, where graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday.  Friends may call at the Bender funeral home in North Manchester Sunday from             2 to 5 p.m.
Ruben S. Martin

Ruben S. MARTIN, 95, Fulton, a resident at Chase Manor nursing home in Logansport since last October, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday in Logansport Memorial hospital.  He had been ill for several years.

Born Feb. 8, 1883 in Peru, he was the son of Edward S. and Celia Bell ELTZROTH MARTIN and had lived in Fulton most of his life.  He was married in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada to Christina O’HARE, who died in 1968.  Mr. Martin had been a self-employed well driller.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jayne PODRAZA, Washington, D.C., and Miss Clara Bell MARTIN, Fulton; a son, Rolland [MARTIN], Hammond; six grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Dwight L. PATTERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

 

Monday, February 20, 1978

 

Charles E. Cook

Charles E. COOK, 94, United Methodist home, Franklin, father of Mrs. Dale (Elizabeth) BERKEBILE, Rochester, died Saturday in the United Methodist home.

He was born Aug. 19, 1883 in Louisville, Ky., to William and Elizabeth PEARCY COOK and was married in 1961 to Louise DINGLE, who survives.  He had lived in the United Methodist home for 13 years, moving there from North Manchester.  He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, Franklin; Masonic lodge, North Manchester; the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne; the Mizpah Shrine Temple, Ft. Wayne; Kiwanis club, North Manchester;  Indiana State Teachers association; National Education association, and State Superintendents association.

He was a teacher and superintendent in the North Manchestr schools for 43 years and served as principal in the Bloomington, Valparaiso and Wabash schools.  He was a past Masonic state grand commander in 1955, a state grand prelate in 1956 and received his 33rd degree in 1959.

Suriving with the wife and daughter are a son, Charles Robert COOK, Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist home, Franklin, and at        2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bender funeral home, North Manchester, with Dr. Orrin MAIFOLD officiating.  Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery, North Manchester.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. today at the United Methodist home, Franklin, and 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Masonic home, Franklin.

 

Francois Bongarrts

Word has been received that Francois BONGARRTS, 69, Merksem, Belgium, brother of Mrs. Charles (Angele) BONGARRTS KOCHENDERFER, R.R. 2, Rochester, died in Belgium.

He served in the Belgium army in World War II and was a German prisoner during part of the war.

Surviving with the sister are his wife, Hilda [BONGARRTS]; a daughter, Francoise [BONGARRTS], and a son, Walter [BONGARRTS], all in Belgium.
Etta Hines

Mrs. Ella HINES, 86, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday in the Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac.  She was born Nov. 17, 1891 in White county to Charles and Anna C. GUGLE WILLIAMS.  She was married Nov. 28,1921 to Frank HINES, who died Feb.9, 1962.  She was a member of the Caley United Methodist church, near Royal Center.

Surviving are a step-son, Sherald K. HINES, R.R. 3, Kewanna; a foster-son, Jackie DEAN, California; a brother, Wilbur WILLIAMS, R.R. 1, Kewanna; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Caley United Methodist church with the Rev. Macklyn E. BRADISH officiating.  Burial was to be in the Thompson cemetery, near Royal Center.  The Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, February 21, 1978

 

Wayne W. Zolman

Wayne W. ZOLMAN, 64, Tippecanoe, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday at his home of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Sept. 15, 1913 in Warsaw to Willard and Maude TOWNSEND ZOLMAN and had lived 31 years in the Tippecanoe community, movng there from Bourbon.  He was married Aug. 29, 1933 at St. Joseph, Mich., to Ruth RUSH, who survives.  He was employed by the Dalton Foundry, Warsaw, and was a member of the First Baptist church, Mentone.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, James [ZOLMAN], Mt. Morris, Ill., and Max [ZOLMAN], Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Helen) GARMAN, Leesburg; two brothers, Emerson [ZOLMAN], Gainesville, Fla., and Carl [ZOLMAN], Mentone; a sister, Mrs. Elsie MOCK, Floral City, Fla., and five grandchildren.  A granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. thursday at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Gordin CHITTY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after       2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, February 22, 1978

 

Florence E. Murfitt

Mrs. Florence E. MURFITT, 80, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she was addmitted at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

She was born April 23, 1897 in Boswell to Jacob and Emma WELLS CLINE and had lived in this area since 1918, moving here from Brook.  She was married Feb. 17,1918 in Brook to Charley E. MURFITT, who died June 4, 1966.  She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church and the Kewanna Rebekah lodge.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Darrell (Charlotte) CHAPMAN, Brook; Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) RICKS, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Dale M. (Rosella) FELTS, R.R. 2, Akron; a son, Edward L. MURFITT, Plymouth; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Everett (Mazy) YOUNG, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Cecil (Bernadett) SNAPP, Inverness, Fla.  An infant child, a son and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William McCLINTOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The Kewanna Rebekah lodge will conduct services at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.  Friends may call from       2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until time of service Friday.


Thursday, February 23, 1978

 

Merlin Mooney

Word has been received of the death of Merlin “Bud” MOONEY, 46, R.R. 2, Rochester, who died of cancer on Jan. 26 in South Bend Memorial hospital.  He had been ill for two months but his death was unexpected.

Mr. Mooney was born Feb. 13, 1931 in Conneaut, O., to William and Oriean MOONEY.  He was married Dec. 11, 1976 in Rochester to Janice GARVEY and had lived here since then.  He was a welder for the Norfolk and Western Railway.

Surviving with the wife, who is expecting a baby in May, are a step-daughter, Susan [GARVEY], at home; a son, Larry Phillip [MOONEY], Ora; a daughter, Mrs. Denise FRITZ, Conneaut, O.; two grandchildren; four brothers, and two sisters.

Services were Jan. 31 at the Braman funeral home in Knox and burial was in the Ora cemetery.

 

Friday, February 24, 1978

 

Kermit Sage

Kermit R. SAGE, 70, Frankfort, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Frankfort nursing home where he had been a patient eight days.  He was a former Leiters Ford resident and had been in failing health the past six months.

He was born April 4, 1908 in Rensselaer to Elizur and Sarah BUTTS SAGE, and was married Oct. 15, 1966 to Helen JUDKINS GALVIN, who survives.  A self-emloyed machinist in Leiters Ford, Mr. Sage was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.

Surviving wih the wife are a son, John SAGE, Culver; three step-daughters, Miss Patricia BIRGE, Akron; Mrs. William (Judith) GUPTON, Leiters Ford, and Miss Roberta GALVIN, Frankfort; three step-sons, Edgar THOMAS, Marshall; John S. THOMAS, Logansport, and Richard Lee GALVIN, Frankfort; four grandchildren; seventeen step-grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. William McCLINTOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and until time of service Sunday.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, February 25, 1978

 

Mabel Smith

Mrs. Roy (Mabel) SMITH, 70, R.R. 3, Rochester, died unexpectedly in her home at 8:45 a.m. today of an apparent heart attack.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
James L. Upp

James Leon UPP, 40, Gregory Farm Village, Rochester, died at 11:18 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient two days.  He had been ill 10 months.

He was born Aug. 13, 1937 in Richmond to Arvil and Anna KARNEY UPP; they survive.  He was married Oct. 25, 1968 in Rochester to Linda Kay WOOLDRIDGE, who survives.  A quality control technician at Safway Steel for 17 years, Mr. Upp was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and served with the United States Air Force for four years.

Surviving with the parents and wife are a son, James Leon [UPP], II, at home; a step-daughter, Donna COOLEY, Rochester; two step-sons, David COOLEY, Kewanna, and Donnie COOLEY, Jr., at home a sister, Miss Anna Marie UPP, Kokomo two brothers, Charles [UPP], Redwood City, Cal., and David [UPP], Rochester, and a grandson, Ryan COOLEY, Kewanna.  Two brothers and a niece preceded in death.

Services will be at the Foster & Good funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from     6 to 9 p.m. tonight, from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until the time of services Monday.

 

James A. Fritz

James Albert FRITZ, 47, R.R. 1, North Manchester, died at his home Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

He was born in Rochester March 10, 1931 to James Albert and Pauline BAUER FRITZ.  He was married June 8, 1969 to Patricia WHINERY, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are the step-father, Earl ANDERSON, LaPorte; a brother, George CLINGER, Rochester, and three sisters, Mrs. Delores ROBERTS, R.R. 2, Claypool; Mrs. Barbara ENGSTAN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Betty HALLIS, Benton Harbor, Mich.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the DeLaughter mortuary at North Manchester with the Rev. William COLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Center Grove cemetery in Wabash county.  Friends may call today after 3 p.m.

 

Monday, February 27, 1978

 

Mabel F. Smith

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Mabel Faye SMITH, 70, R.R. 1, Argos, who died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday in her home of an apparent heart atack.  She had been in failing health for two years.

The Rev. Terry SHUMAKER will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday until time of service.

Mrs. Smith was born March 23, 1907 in Sedalia, Ind., to Charles and Pearl CARTER HEFFNER and had lived in the Argos community since 1940, moving there from Mishawaka.  She married Roy John SMITH March 25, 1927; he survives.  Mrs. Smith was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church, the Sew and So club and the AARP in Rochester.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) OVERMYER, R.R. 3, Rochester; five grandchildren, and a great-grandson.  A sister preceded in death.
Kyle D. Wallen

Coroner Kenneth WYMAN of Kosciusko county has returned a verdict of death by strangulation of Kyle Dean WALLEN, 20, Mentone, a Rochestr native, who hanged himself in the Kosciusko county jail Friday morning.

Wallen had been jailed in Warsaw at 3:46 a.m. Friday by Mentone Marshal Earl BEATTIE and Deputy Marshal Michael TRENT after he created a disturbance at the Mentone home of his grandmother, Mrs. Bessie BOWSER, where he had been staying.

Mrs. Bowser said that Wallen threatened her with two butcher knives, cut his own forearms and also wounded her before Mentone police were called.

After his incarceration, Wallen became disorderly and was placed in solitary confinement in the jail.  He apparently tied strips of a towel around his neck, tied the end to a window crank and slumped to the floor.  His body was discovered about 1:15 p.m. and time of death was set at about 9:30 a.m.

Mrs. Bowser told police that Wallen had been despondent because he had been unable to find work.

Wallen was born May 22, 1957 in Rochester to Paul and Judy (BLUE) WALLEN.

Surviving with the grandmother are his parents, in Davisburg, Mich.; two brothers, Mike and Brian [WALLEN], Davisburg, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Kim VOLKERT, West Bloomfield, Mich., and a grandfather, Carl WALLIS [?], Fort Wayne.

Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today in the King Memorial funeral home, Mentone, with the Rev. Gordin CHITTY officiating.  Burial was in the Mentone cemetery.

 

Edwin Bach

Edwin BACH, 54, Mentone, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday in the Veterans hospital, Fort Wayne, after beng ill several weeks.

He was born Jan. 9, 1924 in Sky, Ky., to Orbin and Nellie TAULBE BACH and had lived at Mentone since 1948, moving from Chicago.  He was married June 26, 1948 in Argos to Dorothy LEWIS, who survives.  He was the owner of Bach Well-Drilling and Excavating, Mentone.  He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army combat infantry in Europe, and was a member of the Mentone American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. Nellie MATHIAS, Larwill; a son, James E. BACH, Mentone; two daughters, Mrs. Charles E. (Janice) McTECK, Sr., Mentone, and Jane Ann BACH, Mentone; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel CRAFT, Caney, Ky.; Mrs. Dessel HANES, Pierceton; Mrs. Georgia FUGATE, Dolton, Ill., and Mrs. Blanche TISCIOTO, Chicago, and a grandson.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at he King memorial home, Mentone, with the Revs. Maurice KENT and Wardie CRAFT officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call aftr 3:30 p.m. today.

 

Margaret Smith

Mrs. Margaret SMITH, 80, Muskegon, Mich., died of a heart attack Saturday.  Services will be Tuesday.  Mrs. Smith was the mother of Mrs. Fran BRASH of Bloomfield Hill, Mich.,    a former Rochester resident.
Lee E. Moon

Lee Edward MOON, 83, 26678 West Edison street, South Bend, died Sunday morning at his home after an extended illness.  He was retired from the Bendix corporation.

He was born Sept. 6, 1894 in Fulton county and had lived in South Bend since 1924, moving there from Kewanna. He was married June 12, 1927 in Kewanna to Genevieve FELTY, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William EBBELER, Conroe,Texas; the step-mother, Mrs. Charles MOON, Rochester three half-brothers, Charles MOON, Mishawaka; the Rev. William MOON, Rochester, and Donald MOON, South Bend; a step-brother, Justin SPARKS, of Florida; a half-sister, Mrs. Dale HOFF, Kewanna; four half-sisters, Mrs. Ogden MARSH, Mrs. Ethel MATHIAS, Mrs. Hugh BALDWIN and Mrs. Frank FRETTINGER, all of Rochester; a step-sister, Ersa ENYART, Kewanna.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Welsheimer funeral home, 521 North Williams street, South Bend.  Services are pending.

 

Tuesday, February 28, 1978

 

Lee E. Moon

Services for Lee Edward MOON, 83, 26678 West Edison street, South Bend, a Fulton county native who died Sunday morning, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Welsheimer funeral home, 521 North Williams street, South bend.

The Rev. Don CRABILL will officiate and burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at Osceola.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, March 1, 1978 to Saturday, March 4, 1978

 

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Monday, March 6, 1978

 

Roy E. Murdick

Roy E. MURDICK, 53, 68215 U.S. 31 South, Lakeville, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parkview hospital.  He had been ill five months.

Born March 5, 1925 in South Bend to Orlo and Fay MURRAY MURDICK, Mr. Murdick was married July 23, 1944 to Bettye [Lou] OVERMYER in Bruce Lake; she survives.  He was an investigator for the Indiana State Plumbing Commission, a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and a member of the board of directors of Child Evangelism.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Michael [MURDICK], Lapaz; a daughter, Mrs. Sam (Faye) DAVENPORT, South Bend; a grandson, Bradford; two brothers, Merle and Orlo [MURDICK], South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Jeanette) ZELASKO, Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. Jack (Beverly) QUIGGLE, South Bend.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Argos Congregational Christian church with the Revs. Frank V ALERIANO and Delbert RUBERT officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after 7 p.m. today, after 2 p.m. Tuesday; until 11 a.m. Wednesday, and at the church one hour prior to services.  The family requests that memorials be made to Child Evangelism, Argos.
Parrvyn R. Lawson

Parrvyn R. LAWSON, 78, Lake Manitou, died Saturday in Indianapolis Methodist hospital.

He was born Aug. 25, 1899 in Indianapolis to Elijah and Emma BRADFIELD LAWSON.  He retired in 1964 after 27 years as a salesman for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company and moved to Rochester.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge and the Broad Ripple (Indianapolis) post of the American Legion.  He had attended Purdue university and served in the Army during World War I.

Surviving are two sons, Robert L. [LAWSON], Kalamazoo, Mich., and William S. [LAWSON], Alexandria, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Patricia WHITE, Mrs. Jacqueline STRAUSS and Mrs. Virginia GREEN, all of Indianapolis; twenty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple mortuary in Indianapolis and burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

G. Allen Eizinger

G. Allen EIZINGER, 85, 1026 Jackson boulevard, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at his home.  His death was unexpected.

He was born Nov. 9, 1892 in Fort Wayne to Andrew and Lucy SHUNK EIZINGER and had been a resident of Fulton county for 14 years, coming from Mentone.  He was married to Florence KNEPPER.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist church.  He was retired from farming.

Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Treya) RITENOUR, R.R. 2, Argos, and Mrs. Don (Donabelle) PFEIFFER, R.R. 5, Rochester; ten grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, March 7, 1978

 

Barbara Follmer

Mrs. Barbara FOLLMER, 84, of near Culver, died at 6 p.m. Monday in Parkview hospital following a serious illness.

She was born Aug. 24, 1893 in Hungary as Barbara LANG.  She lived in Culver since 1970, moving from Riverdale, Ill.  She was married at Kulluth, Hungary on Jan. 18, 1910 to Joseph FOLLMER, who survives.  She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic church, Culver.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Anton and Joseph [FOLLMER], both of Orlan, Ill.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a brother, Lawrence LANG, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic church with the Rev. Fred MOFFETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Howard H. Mutchler

Howard H. MUTCHLER, 90, of the Millark neighborhood, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital, where he was a patient for three weeks.

Born Feb. 16, 1888 in Fulton county, he was the son of Samuel and Frances GOTTSCHALK MUTCHLER.  He had resided most of his life in the Prairie Grove neighborhood near Kewanna, moving to near Millark four years ago.  He was married Oct. 13, 1910 in Logansport to Vida M. COLLINS, who died March 23, 1972.  A retired farmer, Mr. Mutchler was a member of the Fulton Baptist church, a charter member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and a charter member of the Rural Electric corporation.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ted (Josephine) TULEY, Rochester; Mrs. Clurel (Jeanette) HUNTER, Kewanna; Mrs. Richard (Ruth) LEASE, Lucerne, and Mrs. Vern (Frances) HERRELL, Oxford, Wis.; two sons, John [MUTCHLER], Rochester, and Don “Pete” [MUTCHLER], Elwood; thirty grandchildren; forty-nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl HILAND, North Manchester.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. today.

 

Terry Joe Brown

Terry Joe BROWN, 35, R.R. 1, Galveston, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday at Daytona Beach, Fla.  He died as a result of a motorcycle accident while vacationing there.

He was born in Rochester on June 17, 1942 to Orville W. and Thelma MAY JACKSON who survives and live at Nyona Lake.  His first marriage was in 1961 to Kay ELDRIDGE, who died in 1970.  He was married Jan. 15, 1970 to Patricia CHALK, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Michael Joe BROWN; two step-children, Robin Ann HARTS and Rodger Allen HARTS, all at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Beverly HEINDRICHS, Indianapolis, and Miss Judy Kay BROWN, Nyona Lake.

He was assistant track coach at Lewis Cass high school; was a member of the Logansport American Legion; International Drag Bike association; American Motorcycle association, and American Motorcycle Drag Racing association.  He served in the Navy in Vietnam.

Rites are pending at the Murray funeral home, Galveston.  The family requests memorials be given to the Lewis Cass athletic department.
Wednesday, March 8, 1978

 

Terry Joe Brown

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Murray funeral home in Galveston for Terry Joe BROWN, 35, R.R. 1, Galveston, who died at 6:20 p.m. Monday in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Rev. Ronald CRUMP will officiate and burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. today.

Mr. Brown died of injuries sustained when he lost control of his motorcycle on a curve while vacationing in Florida.

A 1961 graduate of Fulton high school where he was active in basketball and baseball, Mr. Brown had been employed at the Delco Electronics plant in Kokomo for the last several years.  Before that, he was a barber in Kokomo.  Surviving are the wife; a son; two step-children; the mother, of Nyona Lake, and two sisters.  The father died in 1975.

 

Thursday, March 9, 1978

 

Agnes H. Wolfe

Mrs. Agnes H. WOLFE, 57, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 2:12 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial hospital in South Bend where she had been a patient for four days.  She had been failing in health for the past year.

She was born April 28, 1920 in Brookston, to Henry and Jennie WIDNER HATHAWAY and had lived most of her life in this area.  Her father preceded her in death and her mother, Mrs. Jennie MENDENHALL, 296 Race street, survives.  She was first married to Leonard GOODMAN.  She was married to Gerald W. WOLFE on July 9, 1967 in Las Vegas, Nev. and he survives.  She was a former employee of Freda’s restaurant in Rochester.

Surviving with the mother and husband are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Shirley Ann) BROWN, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lawrence (Rita) WATSON, Mission Hills, Cal.; four sons, Henry GOODMAN, Culver; Vern GOODMAN, Akron, and Leonard and Rick GOODMAN of Kokomo; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Beulah “Boots” GEIGER, Rochester, and a brother, Henry HATHAWAY, Jr., Roanoke.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John MOORE officiating.  Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.  Friends may visit at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. Saturday until time of service.

 

Dorothy Lloyd

Mrs. Dorothy LLOYD, 78, Argos, died unexpectedly at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Encino hospital in Encino, Cal., where she had been visiting her daughter.

She was born Sept. 28, 1899 in Kewanna to George and Stella BARGER TROUTMAN.  She had lived in Argos for seven years, moving there from Kewanna.  She was married June 28, 1923 in Kewanna to Edward J. LLOYD, who died April 27, 1977.  She was a member of the United Methodist church, Argos, and the Argos Progress club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Marsha Ann) SINGS, Encino a son, Terry [LLOYD], Cleveland, O.; six grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur (Esther) REPLOGLE, South Bend.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday.


 

Friday, March 10, 1978

 

Anthony F. Fontanive

 Anthony Frank “Tony” FONTANIVE, 76, 312 West Ninth street, died at 12:05 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.

He was born Aug. 31, 1901 inFalcade, Italy to Anthony and Grace FONTANIVE and moved to Chicago in 1922.  He lived in Rocheter for 32 years, moving here from Chicago.  He was married on Oct. 18, 1924 in Chicago to Marina Lucy PICCOLIN, who survives.  He was a retired brick mason and mechanic and was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic church, the Moose lodge and the Bricklayers Local Union 18 in South Bend.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Alma) WHITE, and Mrs. John R. (Grace) FIGLIO, both of Rochester; four grandchildren, John A. [FIGLIO], Richard A. [FIGLIO], Mark C. [FIGLIO], and Timothy D. FIGLIO, all of Rochester, and two brothers and a sister residing in Italy.

The funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic church by Father Harold E. WELLER.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.  The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

 

Edna P. Hullinger

Mrs. Edna P. HULLINGER, 83, Plymouth, died at noon Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor wher she had been a patient for two months.  She had been seriously ill for three months.

She was born May 16, 1894 in Green township, Marshall county, to John and Lydia SEYMOUR STAYTON.  She was married June 5, 1922, in Poplar Grove to George HULLINGER, who died March 29, 1968.  She had lived in Plymouth since 1968, moving from her farm home at R.R. 4, Plymouth.  She was a member of the former Gilead Methodist church in Plymouth.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lona IVEY, Plymouth, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Alva C. WARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until time of the service.

 

James A. VanMetter

James A. VanMETTER, 52, 1221 North Purdum street, Kokomo, died Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Methodist hospital, Indianapolis.  He had been ill for two months.

He was born Jan. 21, 1926 in Dyce, Ark., to Thomas and Leona QUALLS VanMETTER.  The father is deceased; the mother lives at Oceola, Ark.  He married Dorothy SCHWARTZ in 1970; she died in 1976.  He was a former meat cutter and served in the Navy during World War II.

Surviving with the mother are two sons, Jimmy Dale and Michael C. [VanMETTER], both of Kokomo; two grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin VanMETTER, Rochester, and Ellis VanMETTER, Wabash, and a sister, Mrs. Mildred MILES, Oceola.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Murray funeral home, Kokomo.  Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, March 11, 1978

 

Marjorie L. Engle

Mrs. Marjorie LaVon ENGLE, 69, Akron, died at 5:10 a.m. Friday at the home of her brother and sisters near Larwill.  She had been ill for the past year and was being cared for by her family since Nov. 18, 1977 when she was released from Kosciusko Community hospital in Warsaw.

She was born May 13, 1908 in Columbia City to Glancy O. and Hannah M. WALKER HERTSEL, both deceased.  She was reared and educated in Culumbia City.  In 1928 she was married in Columbia City to Ellis E. ENGLE of Warsaw who died March 10, 1962.  She lived near Larwill until 1947 when she moved to Fulton county.  The past 10 years she had lived in Akron.

Surviving are a brother, Lewis HERTSEL, R.R. 2, near Larwill, and six sisters, Mrs. Spurgeon (Mildred) EGOLF, Elkhart; Mrs. Harry (Hildred) BABCOCK, Fort Wayne; Mrs. William (Velma) WAYMIRE, Greensville, O., and Mrs. Allen (Thelma) SHAND, Miss Almeda HERTSEL and Miss Vermagene HERTSEL, all of near Larwill.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the J. A. DeMoney and Son funeral home, Columbia City, wih the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, March 13, 1978

 

Kristi Stutzman

Kristi STUTZMAN, day-old infant daughter of Rickey and Linda BRANDENBURG STUTZMAN, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 8:55 a.m., Sunday in Riley Children’s hospital at Indisanapolis.

She was born at 5:03 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph’s hospital at Kokomo.

Surviving are her parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forest BRANDENBURG, Crawfordsville; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. STUTZMAN, R.R. 2, Rochester; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl BRANDENBURG, Lansing, Mich. and Mrs. Norris HENRY, Crawfordsville, and Paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley MISHLER, R.R. 4, Kokomo and Mrs. W. T. YODER, Hartrisburg, Ore.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

 

Tuesday, March 14, 1978 to Thursday, March 17, 1978

 

[no obits]
Friday, March 17, 1978

 

Guy Hunter

Guy HUNTER, 86, 907 Wabash Road, was killed in a two-car accident at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Fulton county’s first fatal traffic accident of the year.

Hunter was a passenger in a car deiven by Robert L. DENTON, 51, R.R. 2, Rochester.  Denton’s car was struck broadside by a car driven by Hiram J. McDANIEL, 53, Chesterfield, when it crossed in front of the McDaniel vehicle at County Road 100 North and U.S. 31.

McDaniel was headed south on U.S. 31 and Denton was headed west on County Road 100 North.

Mr. Hunter died at Woodlawn hospital of several broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Drivers of both vehicles were taken to Woodlawn, where they received treatment for minor injuries.  McDaniel suffered a cut and bump on the forehead.  Denton suffered a mouth injury and wrist laceration.

Denton was arrested by state police and charged with drunken driving and failure to yield the right-of-way and is being held in Fulton county jail.  He is to appear in county court March 29.

The last traffic fatality in Fulton county was Aug. 2, when Andrew J. “Jack” GUNTER, 23, Rochester, drove his motorcycle into the path of a truck driven by Marjorie E. SHAMBARGER, R.R. 5, Rochester, on old U.S. 31 at County Road 300 South.

Guy Edward HUNTER was born Feb. 16, 1892 near Leiters Ford to Alvin and Nora NEWCOMER HUNTER and was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.  He was married May 10, 1917 in Fulton county to Lily E. JOHNSON.  He retired in 1957 from Safway Steel Products of Rochester.  He was a member of the Father’s Auxiliary of the VFW and of the Eagles lodge.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Russell (Lucille) LINDEN, Peru; Mrs. Ermal (Dorothy) CRABIL, Lakeland, Fla. Mrs. Dean (Ruth) ZARTMAN, Lapaz, and Mrs. Harlen (Peggy) EHLINGER, Leiters Ford; eight sons, Arthur P. “Jack” [HUNTER], Daytona Beach, Fla.; Charles E. “Bill” [HUNTER], Logansport; Harry L. [HUNTER], Arlington, Va.; Robert W., Henry E., Alvin F. “Kelly” and Russell Dean [HUNTER], all of Rochester, and Larry Lee [HUNTER], Kewanna; twenty-eight grandchildren; sixty great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. David W. HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon cemetery west of Rochester.  Friends may call Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m.

 

Oren J. Anderson

Oren J. ANDERSON, 86, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at his home at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

He was born Oct. 2, 1891 in Kewanna to Phillip H. and Mary Alice FULLER ANDERSON.  He was married to Mary KREAMER Feb. 25, 1914 in Peru; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member and trustee of the Kewanna First Baptist church.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Philip R. [ANDERSON], R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Arthur J. [ANDERSON], R.R. 3, Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Lera M. McKINNEY, Kewanna; seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison garden chapel in 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. today.
Saturday, March 18, 1978

 

Guy Hunter

Survivors of Guy HUNTER, 86, 907 Wabash Road, who was killed in a traffic accident at U.S. 31 and County Road 100 North, include a brother, Fred [HUNTER], and a sister, Mrs. Tris THOMPSON, both of Rochester.

Names of these survivors were not obtained in time to be included in the obituary that appeared in Friday’s Sentinel.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 o’clock tonight and from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Elmer D. Gordon

Elmer D. GORDON, former City Councilman and rural mail carrier, died at 12:35 a.m. today at the age of 95 years in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted Friday.

In failing health in recent years, Mr. Gordon had resided at 930 Franklin avenue.

Born Sept. 23, 1882, in Marshall county, he was the son of Amos and Almanary DUMBOLE GORDON and had spent most of his life in this community.  His marriage was Nov. 8, 1903, to Eva Faye DEMONT, who died Oct. 8, 1963.

Mr. Gordon was a graduate of Rochester Normal university and also gained a law degree from Indiana university, although he never practiced as an attorney.  He taught school at Akron and in Peru and served for a time as superintendent of schools in Peru.

He then returned to Rochester and for over 30 years was a rural mail carrier out of the local postoffice.  After his retirement from the postal service, he was elected to the City Council, being president of the Council from 1956-59.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the First Baptist church, being a member of the men’s Bible class there over 25 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Judy BURTON, Rochester; six grandchildren, Mrs. Ann WOOTTEN, Rochester; Mrs. Linda HATCH, Mrs. Susie ARNOLD and Mrs. Becky IKEDEA, all of Indianapolis; Mrs. Kathy NISSON, Chicago, and Mrs. Nanci CUMMINGS, Crawfordsville; eight great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Last rites will be Monday at 4 p.m. at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. Monday to the hour of the service.

 

Monday, March 20, 1978

 

Jeanette Curless

Mrs. Jeanette “Jean” CURLESS, 59, R.R. 4, Wabash, mother of Mrs. Robert OGLE of Akron, was killed Sunday when the car in which she was riding went off a curve on a Wabash county road and hit a tree.  Mrs. Curless died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday in Wabash county hospital.

Her husband, Jack CURLESS, 56, who was driving the car, was hospitalized in Wabash county hospital.

She was born July 3, 1918 in Chicago to Clarence and Ethel HAYWARD CROUCH.  She was married Aug. 3, 1946 in Huntington.  She was a 25-year employee of Wabash Magnetics Inc., and a member of the Lincolnville United Methodist church.

Surviving besides Mrs. Ogle are another daughter, Mrs. Roy QUINN, Urbana; a brother, Clarence CROUCH, Morristown, Tenn., and four grandchildren.


Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Eddingfield mortuary at Wabash with the Rev. Morris MORGAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Falls cemetery, Wabash.   Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Robert R. Gamble

Robert Ray GAMBLE, 65, 113 Clayton avenue, was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital Sunday at 1:46 a.m.  He had been in failing health for the past five months.

Mr. Gamble was born Aug. 21, 1912 in Elkhart to Fred and Minna EWALD and came here from Plymouth in 1940.  He married Marie MENEELY Aug. 24, 1946; she survives.  He retired in May, 1977 from Rochester Metal Products and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 852.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Pete (Jean) ZUMBAUGH, Rochester; a son, Gene W. [GAMBLE]; four grandsons, Gene and Pat GAMBLE, Rochester; Rick GAMBLE, Marion, and John BRUBAKER, Rochester.  A great-granddaughter, Michelle BRUBAKER, Rochester.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from     5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of services Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, March 21, 1978

 

Milton A. Newhouse

Milton A. NEWHOUSE, 72, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for four days.

Mr. Newhouse was born April 21, 1905 in Lawrence, Ind., to Ernest and Nellie CHRISTIAN NEWHOUSE and moved here in 1971 from Indianapolis.  He married Berniece MARTIN Oct. 21, 1933 in Indianapolis; she survives.  He was a retired owner and operator of the Pine motel, Indianapolis.  He was a member of the All Souls Unitarian church, Indianapolis; Masonic Lodge 140, Oakland; Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, and past chairman of the Lake Manitou Conservancy District board of directors.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Vickie LARSON, Chesterton; two grandchildren, Jennifer and David LARSON, Chesterton and two brothers, G. Emerson NEWHOUSE, Indianapolis, and Elbert A. NEWHOUSE, Leheigh Acres, Fla.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, two sisters and a brother.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Harry W. Moore Arlington Mortuary, Indianapolis.  Burial will be in Oaklandon, Ind.  There will be no visitation.

 

Wednesday, March 22, 1978

 

Marie B. Gamble

Mrs. Marie B. GAMBLE, 64, 113 Clayton avenue, died in her sleep at her home this morning.  Details were unavailable.

The Foster & Good funerl home said today that services for Mrs. Gamble’s husband, Robert [GAMBLE], who died Sunday morning, have been postponed from this afternoon and that double services will be conducted for Mr. and Mrs. GAMBLE.
Glenn Wilson

Glenn WILSON, 85, 713 Fulton avenue, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in Canterbury Manor nursing home.  He had been in failing health three years.

He was born June 19, 1892 in Winamac to William and Mary HILL WILSON and he had lived in Rochester since 1938, moving here from Monterey.  He was married June 21, 1911 in Winamac to Lera OVERMYER, who survives.  He was president and manager of Wilson Coal and Grain company of Rochester, which has offices in Rochester, Bremen and Lakeville.  He was a member of Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge 373 at Culver for 55 years.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Lillian) LUDWIG and Mrs. Don (Glenda) SHOWLEY, both of R.R. 1, Rochester; two sons, Russell [WILSON], Rochester, and Robert [WILSON], Lakeville; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Dessie WERNER, Monterey; a brother, Thomas [WILSON], Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a grandson, a sister and a brother.

 

John W. Cox

John W. COX, 65, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday at the Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw.  He had been in failing health for two months.

Mr. Cox was born in Muncie March 23, 1912 to John and Katheran COX.  He was married to Doris A. HATFIELD, who survives.  He was a retired automobile salesman from Midwest Tire company and was a member of the Rochester Moose lodge and an Elks lodge in California.

Surviving with his wife are four step-children, Mark HATFIELD, Milford; Mrs. Kenneth YOST, Ligonier, and Joe and Shelly [COX], at home; a brother, and two sisters.

A private service for the family will be held at the DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jerry KISSINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Lindenwood cemetery, Fort Wayne.

 

LeRoy D. Miller

LeRoy D. MILLER, 51, Salinas, Cal., died in his home of a massive heart attack at       8 p.m. Monday.

Mr. Miller was born Jan. 18, 1927 to Omer and Pearl MILLER, R.R. 2, Rochester.  He was an employee of Catalytic Inc., Salinas.

Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. David (Karen) PETERSEN, Redding, Cal.; three sons, Terry [MILLER], Chico, Cal. and Scott and Keven [MILLER], at home; a grandson, Brian PETERSEN; four brothers, Donald [MILLER], Pendleton, Edward [MILLER], Syracuse; Harold [MILLER], Akron, and Gerald [MILLER], Springfield, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Marion (Mary) LEININGER, Akron.

Services will be at the Struve-LaPorte funeral home in Salinas at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in the Salinas cemetery.
Thursday, March 23, 1978

 

Marie B. Gamble

Mrs. Marie B. GAMBLE, 64, 113 Clayton avenue, died Wednesday morning at her home.

She was born March 21, 1914 in Rochester to John and May MOW MENEELY and had lived all her life in Rochester.  She was married Aug. 24, 1946 in Rochester to Robert GAMBLE, who died Sunday morning.  She was a retired employee of Rochester Metal Products.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pete (Jean) ZUMBAUGH, Rochester; a son, Gene W. GAMBLE; four grandsons; a great-granddaughter, Michelle BRUBAKER, Rochester, and a brother, Harry FOSSOW, Valparaiso.  A granddaughter preceded in death.

Double services for Mr. and Mrs. GAMBLE will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Maurice HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. until hour of service.

 

Friday, March 24, 1978

 

Althea Stockberger

Word was received of the death of Mrs. Althea STOCKBERGER, Kalamazoo, Mich.  Mrs. Stockberger, who had been in failing health for several years, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in a Kalamazoo hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gorman STOCKBERGER, who died four years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Dean “Fuzzy” [STOCKBERGER], R.R. 6, Rochester, and Dennis [STOCKBERGER], Berrien Springs, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Roscinda) LUKENS, Kalamazoo; a sister; two brothers; ten grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are pending.

 

Carrie Campbell

Mrs. Carrie CAMPBELL, 82, Leiters Ford, died at 7:35 a.m. today in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where she had been admitted earlier this week.

Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Saturday, March 25, 1978

 

Carrie Campbell

Services for Mrs. Carrie Marie CAMPBELL, 82, Leiters Ford, who died at 7:35 a.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist church.

The Rev. William McCLINTOCK will officiate and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m., and on Monday from 9 to 11 a.m., then at the church for an hour before services.

Mrs. Campbell had been in failing health for several years and had been seriously ill for five days before her death.

She was born June 12, 1895 near Leiters Ford to Eli and Amanda REISH BALL and had resided most of her life in the Leiters Ford area.  She also had lived 15 years in Fulton.  She was married in Rochester Dec. 1, 1913 to Hugh H. CAMPBELL, who survives.  She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church.

Surviving with the husband are a son, John James CAMPBELL, Culver; two grandchildren, Miss Karen CAMPBELL and Carl L. CAMPBELL, Culver; two sisters, Miss Wilma BALL and Mrs. Chloe SMITH, both of Leiters Ford; a brother, Walter BALL, Fulton, and nieces and nephews.

 

Joseph E. Poole

Joseph E. POOLE, 95, Troy, Mich., a former resident of Talma, died at 3 a.m. today in a Troy hospital after an illness of several months.

Born Aug. 28, 1882 in Liverpool, England, he was the son of Joseph Lawrence and Mary Ellen EARLEY POOLE.  He lived in Chicago for 32 years before moving to the Talma area in May of 1948.  He moved to Troy some time ago.  He was married Aug. 16, 1916 in Hammond to Regina Barbara HAUBER, who died Feb. 1, 1966.  He formerly was a machinist for Commonwealth Edison company and had been a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church here and of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary McGOWAN, Ionia, Mich., and nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Frank (Josephine) SHADEN, Troy.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic church with Father Harold WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph cemetery at Hammond.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home Monday from 2 to 9 p.m.  The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

 

Monday, March 27, 1978

 

Joseph E. Poole

The Rosary for Joseph E. POOLE, 95, Troy, Mich., a former resident of Talma, will be at 8 o’clock tonight in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home instead of 7:30 p.m.  Delays in airplane connections for members of the family necessitated the change.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic church.  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 9 p.m.
Bernice E. Shambarger

Mrs. Bernice Esther SHAMBARGER, 78, 602 East Ninth street, died Saturday at Casa Grande, Ariz., where she was visiting relatives.

Mrs. Shambarger was vorn Sept. 25, 1899 near Macy to Noah and Rachel LEFFEL COVER.  She was married June 29, 1918 in Peru to Lewis J. SHAMBARGER who died June 28, 1973.  She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church near Deedsville, the World War II Mothers Auxiliary and the Eagles Lodge Auxiliary.

Surviving are five daughters, Ms. Clifford (Marjorie) DeWITT, Logansport; Mrs. Cecil (Marilyn) NICODEMUS and Mrs. Francis (Ann) CRISPEN, Rochester; Mrs. William (Carol Sue) LONG, Warsaw, and Mrs. Harvey (Nancy) BIRNELL, Walton; four sons, Lewis N., Mark G., and Charles K. [SHAMBARGER], all of Rochester, and Herbert W. [SHAMBARGER], Laketon; thirty grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday.  The family has asked that memorials other than flowers be donated to the American Heart association.

 

Ruby E. Wicker

Mrs. Ruby Elife WICKER, 49, 917 Madison street, died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for one week.  She had been in failing health for four years.

Mrs. Wicker was born June 4, 1928 in Sparta, Tenn., to John and Edna HARRIS SELBY.  She had lived in Rochester for four months coming from Morocco.  She was married Dec. 25, 1945 at Demotte to Leland H. WICKER, who survives.  She was a member of the United Pentecostal church, Demotte.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Rachel CLEMONS, Rochester; Mrs. Carl (Melinda) GROSS, Fort Meyes, Fla., and Mrs. Robert (Bobbie) RANEY, Goodland; four sons, James, David, Kevin and Danny [WICKER], all of Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Edna HANNERS, Demotte; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) ARNDT, Kingsford Heights, and Mrs. Darrell (Edith) COOPER, Demotte; four brothers, Carl SELBY, Lacy, Wash.; Robert SELBY, Rensselaer; Larry SELBY, Monon and Richard SELBY, Starke, Fla., and nieces and nephews.  A son preceded in death.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Donald C. Rans

Donald C. RANS, 66, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 8 p.m. sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where he was admitted Feb. 22.

He was born Feb. 28, 1912 in Rochester to Harley Otto and Louetta HICKLE RANS.  He was married in South Bend Oct. 12, 1935 to Mary A. LANDIS, who survives.  Mr. Rans farmed and was a former employee of Baker’s hardware and of Rochester Community Schools.  He was a member of the First Baptist church, Rochester Odd Fellows and Masonic lodges, was a 32nd degree Mason of the South Bend Scottish Rite and the Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Stephen J. [RANS], Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Ill., and Donald Lynn [RANS], Redland, Cal.; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph V. (Blanche) KING, Rochester.  Preceding in death were a sister, Isabelle GROVE, and a brother, Forrest H. RANS.


Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald E. MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday until time of service.  The Odd Fellows lodge will have memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Masonic services at 8 p.m.  The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Rocghester First Baptist church building fund.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 1978

 

Claud J. Brubaker

Claud J. BRUBAKER, 95, 117 Hill street, died at 5 o’clock this morning at his residence after becoming ill suddenly Monday.

He was born Aug. 28, 1882 in Richland township to Samuel and Alyce STETSON [BRUBAKER].  He had lived his entire life in Fulton county.  He was married on June 3, 1906 to Vada May ZINC, who died in 1935.

He was a barber in the Rochester and Leiters Ford areas and for many years owned and operated a dairy farm north of Rochester.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Leiters Ford.  In the early 1920s he was a Rochester city councilman.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Henrietta) FERGUSON, Rochester; two sons, Arthur F. and Claude [BRUBAKER], Jr., both of Rochester; five grandchildren, James BRUBAKER, Akron; Mrs. Max (Ann) HOLLOWAY, Rochester; Mrs. Lowell (Linda) SMITH, Washington, Ind.; Mrs. Gary (Cathy) WILKINSON, Fort Wayne and Mrs. David (Karen) WILSON, Omaha, Nev., nine great-grandchildren, and a brother, Harry BRUBAKER, Mishawaka.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn [BRUBAKER], two sisters and one brother.

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 I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday until the hour of service.

 

Tinna P. Pierce

Mrs. Tinna P. PIERCE, 96, 1325 Madison street, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday in her home after beng seriously ill for three days.

Mrs. Pierce was born March 1, 1882 in Tippecanoe county to Marion and Mary BAIR BUSKIRK.  She had lived in Rochester 25 years, coming here from Cass county.  She was married Feb. 20, 1900 at Lafayette to Fred PIERCE, who died April 23, 1968.  She was a member of the Metea Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leora M. DUNLAP, North Fort Meyers, Fla., and Mrs. Maye DICK, Yuciapa, Cal.; four grandchildren, Mrs. Lola RIDDLE, Argos; Mrs. Dandra JONSON, Upper Heyford, England; Roger DICK, Carson, Cal.; Carol HILL, Prescott, Ariz.; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Joe BUSKIRK, Lafayette.  She was preceded in death by a son, James [PIERCE]; a grandson, Gene; a great-grandson; a brother, and three sisters.

Private graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Merrill E. Galliher

Merrill E. “Jake” GALLIHER, 48, Mexico, was dead on arrival at 7:10 p.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

Mr. Galliher was born Aug. 28, 1924 in Losantville to Roy and Mary HARTY GALLIHER, R.R. 1, Losantville, who survive.  He was married Aug. 1, 1949 to Louise PIERCE to Modoc; she survives.  He was a heavy equipment operator and member of the Moose lodge in Peru and Operation Engineers Local Union 103 in Kokomo.

Surviving with the wife and parents are seven children, Ed [GALLIHER], R.R. 2, Macy; Mrs. Kathy WILLIAMS, Kokomo; Mrs. Brenda BROWN, Peru; Mrs. Pam MYGRANT, Peru, and Jim, Judy and Ronnie [GALLIHER], all at home; five grandchildren; three brothers, Carcie [GALLIHER], Bedford, John Paul [GALLIHER], Cincinnati, O., and Bill [GALLIHER], Losantville; three sisters, Mrs. Eldora HURN, Muncie; Mrs. Birdie SHAFER, Winchester, and Mrs. Wanda RODEFFER, Losantville.  A son preceded in death.  Services will be at the McCain funeral home, Denver, at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Donald C. Rans

Among the organizations to which Donald C. RANS, 66, R.R. 1, Rochester, belonged was the Manitou Moose lodge.  This organization was inadvertently omitted from the obituary material that appeared in Monday’s issue of The Sentinel.

Services for Mr. Rans, who died at 8 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  Friends may call today from   2 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday until time of service.

 

Ruby Wicker

Final arrangements have been made for Mrs. Ruby Elife WICKER, 49, 917 Madison street, who died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Dennis RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and until the time of the service Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, March 29, 1978

 

Bill G. Wingate, Jr.

Bill G. WINGATE, Jr., 43, Centerville, O., died at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Kettering medical center, Kettering, O., following a year-long illness.

Mr. Wingate was born Feb. 19, 1945 at Connersville to Mr. and Mrs. W. G. WINGATE.  His mother preceded in death; his father survives.  He lived in Rochester about five years, moving to Centerville a year and a half ago.  He was married to Carol I. LICHLITER Jan. 3, 1959 at Winterhaven, Fla.; she survives.  He was an account representative for Sonoco Products company, Akron, working out of Ohio, and was a member of the Elks club, Rochester, and the Far Hills Baptist church, Centerville.  He also was active in the Fulton County players.

Surviving with the wife and father are two sons, William G. “Butch” and Anthony B. “Tony” and a daughter Jennifer [WINGATE], all at home; a sister, Mrs. Dan (Myrna) PARCELL, Connersville, and a grandmother, Mrs. Mertis REID, Richmond.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Thompson, Grown, Urban funeral home, Connersville.  Burial will be at the Dale cemetery, Connersville.  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 9 p.m.


Raymond F. Eschenbach

Raymond F. ESCHENBACH, 83, Chesterton, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Porter Memorial hospital, Valparaiso, of heart failure.

He was born Oct. 9, 1895 in Chicago to Frank and Martha Ann ALCH ESCHENBACH.  He lived in Chesterton 56 years, moving from East Chicago.  His first wife died in November, 1946.  On March 2, 1975, he married Eva REINHOLT JONES at Chesterton; she survives, living in Rochester.  Mr. Eschenbach owned and operated many restaurant businesses in the Chesterton area and also drove a school bus there for 35 years.  He was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 274, the Calumet Masonic Lodge 379, the Scottish Rite, the shrine, the Dunland Historical Society and the Westchester Senior Citizens.  He also served as cook for the Porter county jail for many years.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Owen (Martha) GAVAGAN, and Mrs. Myron (Dorothy) CRAMPTON, both of Chesterton; a step-daughter, Mrs. Gary (Milinda) ROUCH, Chesterton; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and      a sister, Mrs. Dorothy KRUGER, Chesterton.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Carl Edmonds funeral home, Chesterton, with the Rev. Leslie PARKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Chesterton cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Mary Litton

Mrs. Mary LITTON, 76, 1020 Jefferson street, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor nursing home where she was admitted March 6.  She had been ill for several months.

She was born Nov. 8, 1901 at Buncombe, Ill. to Ottis and Sula LOVELACE.  She lived in the Rochester area for 30 years, moving here from Hammond.  She was married to Elmer LITTON, a Rochester realtor who died in January of 1968.  She was a member of the Royal Neighbors lodge, Hammond, the First Christian church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Rochester.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Weila WILSON, Calumet City, Ill.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, March 30, 1978

 

Mary Litton

The Rochester Order of Eastern Star will conduct services at 8 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Mary LITTON, 76, 1020 Jefferson street, who died Wednesday.  Regular services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight and 2 to 9 Friday.
Verlin A. Ramsey

Verlin A. RAMSEY, 69, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital after an extended illness.

He was born April 17, 1908 in Miami county to Charles A. and Eva SHAW RAMSEY and lived his lifetime in this area.  He married Mabelle HARTZLER in 1929; she survives.  Mr. Ramsey was a farmer in this area.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Eloise) HOEHN, Fort Wayne; three sons, James [RAMSEY], Akron; Charles [RAMSEY], Shepherd, Mich.; and John [RAMSEY], Akron; two brothers, Paul [RAMSEY], Santa Fe, Ind., and Walter [RAMSEY], Denver, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Merle CRUMRINE, Marion; Mrs. George (Geneva) MILLER, Akron, and Mrs. Wilbur (Marie) ABNER, Knightstown; fourteen grandchildren; a step-granddaughter, and five great-grandchildren.  A grandson, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Santa Fe cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call after   2 p.m. Friday and until 11 a.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, and from            12 to 1 p.m. at the church Saturday.

 

Friday, March 31, 1978

 

Arthur C. Tate

Arthur C. TATE, 76, 309 Indiana avenue, Argos, died at 9:20 a.m. today in his home after a lengthy illness.

He was born Aug. 29, 1901 in Maywood, to Dr. Wallace and Christine KENDALL TATE and lived in the Argos area since 1955 after coming from Racine, Wis.  On Nov. 25, 1928 he married Kleo FISK in Traverse City, Mich.  She survives.  Mr. Tate was a retired vice-president and sales manager of the Wheary Luggage company, Racine, Wis.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Helen LESERER, and a niece, Mrs. Christine SINKS, both of Thousand Oaks, Cal.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with Father Bradley McCORMICK, Plymouth, officiating.  Burial will be Tuesday in the Oakwood cemetery, Traverse City, Mich.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  The family will accept memorials to the Critical Care Unit of Plymouth Parkview hospital.

 

Saturday, April 1, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, April 3, 1978

 

George R. Hurst

George R. HURST, 71, native of Rochester, died Feb. 27 at Tucson, Ariz., after an extended illness.  Memorial services were held in Tuscon March 1.

Mr. Hurst was born in this city Aug. 18, 1906.  His marriage was in 1930 and his wife, Grace [HURST], survives along with two children, five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Edith SNIDER, Zion, Ill.  Preceding in death were a brother, Ira [HURST], and two sisters, Bessie and Mary [HURST]


Sean Christopher Lovan

Mrs. Donna Marie LOVAN, 23, Nyona Lake, is being held in Fulton county jail today, pending further investigation into the death of her two-year-old son, Sean Christopher [LOVAN].

State police were to confer with Prosecutor James WELLS this morning concerning possible charges against Mrs. Lovan.

The child was found dead in his crib by his father at approximately 4:25 p.m. Friday upon his return home from work.  The county emergency medical service was summoned and police, also called, arrested Mrs. Lovan at the residence.

An autopsy performed Friday evening determined that the child had died from massive internal hemorrhaging, said state police.  The child’s body contained 174 bruises and lacerations, police added.

Involved in the investigation are state, Fulton county and Rochester police, along with County Coroner Junior GOOD.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton.

 

Emma C. Shireman

Mrs. Emma Catherine SHIREMAN, 99, formerly of 614 1/2 Main street, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had been a patient since 1973.

Born Nov. 28, 1878 at Richland Township to Samuel and Elvira MUDGE BRINEY, she had lived her entire life in Fulton county.  She was married April 18, 1897 at Richland Center to Arthur E. SHIREMAN who preceded her in death in 1947.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, Rochester.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Lucile) WENSLEY, Venice, Fla., Mrs. Lola M. MARTIN, Stamford, Conn.; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Carrie HENDERSON, Rochester, and two sons.  A sister, and two brothers preceded her in death along with her husband.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until the time of service Wednesday.

 

Clyde Davis

Clyde “Doc” DAVIS, 87, Akron, died at 12:15 Saturday at his residence.

He was born Nov. 28, 1891 in Fulton county to Robert J. and Mary E. LOWE DAVIS and was a lifetime resident of the area.  He was married April 2, 1921 to Cora MILLER, who preceded him in deth in 1960.  Mr. Davis was a well-known stock buyer in Akron.

Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Grace) RADER, Akron, Mrs. Ruby BURKHOLDER, Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Amy LaMAR, Indianapolis; a step-grandson, Richard RADER, Akron; three step-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Two step-grandsons, four brothers and a sister preceded him in death along with his wife.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Haupert funeral home with the Rev. John  officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.
Tuesday, April 4, 1978

 

Sean Christopher Lovan

Prosecutor James WELLS said he anticipated charges would be filed today against Mrs. Donna Marie LOVAN, 23, Nyona Lake, in connection with the beating death of her two-year-old son, Sean Christopher LOVAN.

The prosecutor was in conference with state police this morning, studying the new state criminal code to determine what charges would be filed.  Mrs. Lovan is being held in the Fulton county jail on a preliminary charge of manslaughter.

Detective Sgt. Don SMITH of the state police, who was conferring with Wells, said the case was still under investigation but he anticipated that a charge of manslaughter would be filed and bond set today.  Smith said the case may be bound over to the grand jury.

The child was found dead in his crib at approximately 4:25 p.m. Friday by his father, James LOVAN, when he returned home from work.  The father called an ambulance and told authorities he had tried to revive the boy without success.

Mrs. Lovan was arrested at the residence by police, who were also summoned.

An autopsy performed Friday evening determined the boy had died from massive internal hemorrhaging.  Police said the child’s body contained 174 bruises and lacerations.

The boy was born March 19, 1976, at Kokomo and is survived by his parents; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert NICELY, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a maternal grandfather, Robert MARCUM, Columbus, O.; a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rachel SHIPE, West Jefferson, O.; two brothers, James and Joshua [LOVAN], at home; a paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Nina LOVAN, Phoenix, Ariz.; four aunts and two uncles.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. today at the Fulton cemetery with the Rev. Clifford WILKINS officiating.

 

George E. Erp

George E. ERP, 78, South Bend, died at Cardinal nursing home in South Bend about      5 p.m. Monday where he had been a resident for 2 1/2 years.

He was born March 23, 1900, at Danville, Ill., and had lived about 50 years in the South Bend area.  He was married to Carmilla Marie RIELLY who preceded him in death in October, 1973.  He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic church, South Bend.

Surviving are five sons, James P. [ERP], Talma; Joseph A. [ERP], Seymour; George K. [ERP], South Bend; Paul T. [ERP], South Bend; David [ERP], South Bend; six daughters, Mrs. Warren (Camilla Jane) BRAUNSDORF, South Bend; Mrs. Al (Mary Virginia) STEWARD, South Bend; Miss Genevieve ERP, South Bend; Mrs. Philip (Geraldine) HOSSOM, Muncie; Mrs. Donald (Elizabeth Ann) KLINE, South Bend; Mrs. Rose Marie GRAMS, Everett, Mass.; forty grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be Thursday, time pending at Welsheimer’s funeral home, South Bend.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Lillian J. Nickelson

Mrs. Lillian J. NICKELSON, 80, Grass Creek, died at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial hospital in Logansport.

She was born April 21, 1897 at New Haven to Amos and Emma TAM WISLEY.  She was married Nov. 16, 1921, at Fot Wayne to Issac I. NICKELSON and was a homemaker.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Florence FOLLIS, Bluffton; Mrs. Lanita SCALES, Logansport; Mrs. Edna NITZSCHKE, Logansport; Mrs. Edith YSBERT, R.R. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Waudne BOOKWALTER, R.R. 1, Twelve Mile; two sons, William [NICKELSON], Logansport, Arthur [NICKELSON], Kewanna; eleven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.  A son, a brother and two grandchildren preceded her in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. John E. MORRIS officiating.  Burial will be at the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may visit at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, April 5, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, April 6, 1978

 

Franklin A. Banghart

Franklin A. BANGHART, 36, Mentone, died at Woodlawn hospital at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday from internal injuries suffered in a truck accident at 1:33 p.m.  He became Fulton county’s second traffic accident fatality of the year.

Banghart, the driver of a dump truck hauling gravel for the city of Mentone, was thrown from the truck during the accident while heading north at 60 mph on U.S. 31, north of Ind. 25 intersection.

The truck veered to the left after blowing the right rear tire and entered the median between the north and southbound lanes of U.S. 31.  Upon leaving the pavement the truck flipped over     2 1/2 times, throwing Banhhart from the cab and trapping a passenger, Harris SULLIVAN, 75, Mentone, between the roof of the cab and the dashboard.

Sullivan received several fractured ribs and abrasions to his face.  He is listed in fairly good condition in Woodlawn hospital.

The truck, which landed on its top, had to be uprighted before police and attendants on the scene could free Sullivan from the truck, which also was leaking gasoline from its engine.

The last traffic fatality in Fulton county occurred on U.S. 31 at County Road 100 North on March 16 when Guy HUNTER, 86, Rochester, died from injuries suffered when the car in which he was a passenger pulled in front of a car headed south on U.S. 31.

Banghart was born Aug. 11, 1941, in Warsaw to Earl F. and Edith SMITH BANGHART.  He moved to Mentone from Warsaw and had resided there 15 years.  He was married Feb. 22, 1959, in Warsaw to Sandra KAIN who survives.  He was employed by the Mentone street and water department and also was a part-time city policeman.  He was a Mentone volunteer fireman and was a charter member of the Sons of the Legion, at Warsaw.

Surviving with the wife are his mother; three sons, Foy [BANGHART], Mentone; Tim and Frank [BANGHART], Jr., living at home; four daughters at home, Kathy, Beth, Penny and Katina [BANGHART], and two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Marjorie HARRELL, Warsaw.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the King Memorial Home in Mentone, with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may


call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.  There will be a firemen’s memorial service at 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, April 7, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, April 8, 1978

 

Viola Shively

Miss Viola SHIVELY, 84, former Akron resident, died at 9:37 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks.  Miss Shively had been seriously ill six years, residing at Canterbury Manor the past six years.

She was born March 21, 1894 in Kosciusko county to William and Mary Ellen HEETER SHIVELY.  She had spent most of her life in the Akron community and was a member of the Athens former E.U.B. church and Senior Citizens.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.  Seven brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth LEININGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. until time of the service.

 

Monday, April 10, 1978

 

Lyle Bailey

Mr. Lyle BAILEY, 66, West Sixth street, died at 9:55 a.m. this morning at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient for five days.  Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Devure LaRue

Devure LaRUE, 76, 508 Central street, Akron, died this morning at his home.  Arrangements are incomplete at the Sheetz funeral home,Akron.  There will be no calling hours.
Sean Christopher Lovan

Judge Wendell TOMBAUGH has ordered the grand jury to meet, at the request of Prosecuting Attorney James WELLS, at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.  Wells said he will present evidence to the jury concerning the beating-death of two-year-old Sean Christopher LOVAN on March 31.

Jurors are: Samuel C. MATTHEWSON, Ethel BLACKETOR, Virginia QUICK, Lawrence CULLIVAN and Richard P. HELM, Rochester township; Orville F. THOMAS and Nancy SOMMERS, Wayne township; Shirley M. GRAY and Gary ELLENWOOD, Henry township; Ruth C. RENTSCHLER, Liberty township; Martha Lee SMITH, Newcastle township, and Marilyn MUSGRAVE, Union township.

Mrs. Donna Marie LOVAN, 23, Nyona Lake, the mother, is being held in Fulton county jail on a preliminary charge of battery in connection with the case.  Her bond has been set at $100,000.

The child was found dead in his crib by his father, James LOVAN, at approximately 4:25 p.m. when the father returned home from work.  An ambulance and police were summoned to the home and police arrested Mrs. Lovan at the scene.

An autopsy performed the evening of his death revealed the child had died of massive internal hemorrhaging. Police said the boy’s body contained 174 bruises and lacerations.

 

Pauline Wallace

Mrs. Martha Pauline WALLACE, 67, 1237 Rochester boulevard, died at 11:06 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient three days.  She had been in failing health several months.

Mrs. Wallace was born Nov. 8, 1910 at Eldorado, Ill., to George and Eliza BURNETT BRAMLETT.  She had lived in Rochester since 1965 coming from Leslie, Mich.  She was married July 12, 1931 in Detroit, Mich., to Harry G. WALLACE, who survives.  She had been a secretary in special education for the Ingham County Board of Education at Mason, Mich.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist church, WSCS of the church, the Manitou chapter of the DAR, the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Clinic, Gray Ladies at Woodlawn, and Manitou Graden club.

Survving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Joan) KAYWOOD, Stockbridge, Mich.; a son, James Richard WALLACE, Evansville; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Harold BRAMLETT, Aramada, Mich., Kenneth BRAMLETT, Lehigh Acres, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.  Her parents and a sister, Blanche [BRAMLETT], preceded her in death.

Local services were at 11 a.m. today at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  There will also be services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bean Colonial chapel at Eldorado with the Rev. William TOMBERLIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Wolf Creek cemetery, Eldorado.  Friends may call at Bean Colonial chapel from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Gresham F. Lough

Mr. Gresham F. LOUGH, 68, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Saturday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been admitted earlier in the evening.  He had been in failing health for about five years.

Mr. Lough was born Dec. 25, 1909, in Richland township where he had lived all his life except for two years at Marshall county, to Clyde and Ethel BUNN LOUGH.  He was married Dec. 24, 1932 at Rochester to Orpha H. GANSCH, who survives.  A former owner-operator of the Tiosa grain elevator, he had also been associated with the Leiters Ford elevator for a number of years.  He had also been a farmer until his retirement in 1963.  He attended the United Methodist church at Richland Center.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Merle (Betty Jean) MYERS, Rowland Heights, Cal.; Mrs. William (Patricia) ROGERS, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Phillip (Marilyn) ALBER, Fort Wayne; a son, Greshem “Monty” [LOUGH], Culver; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Harold GELBAUGH, Knox, and George LOUGH, Logansport.  Preceding in death was a brother.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER, officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Richland Center.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of service Wednesday.  The family has requested memorials other than flowers be donated to the Heart Fund.

 

Billy Dale Isley

Services for Billy Dale ISLEY, 28, Warsaw, were at 1:30 p.m. today in the McHatton-Sadler funeral home, Warsaw.

He was killed at 9:12 p.m. Friday n the northwest edge of Warsaw when he failed to negotiate a curve on his motorcycle.  He suffered massive head and internal injuries.

Mr. Isley was born in Rochester March 14, 1950, to Noble and Reba WAGONER ISLEY.  He had been a resident of Kosciusko county for 6 1/2 years, moving from Disko.

He was married Dec. 3, 1971 to Rebecca LESTER in Wabash.  She survives.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Warsaw, and was employed by Monteith Tire company, Warsaw.

Surviving with the wife are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noble ISLEY, Silver Lake; two sons, Scott and Daniel [ISLEY], both at home; three brothers, Larry [ISLEY], Rochester; Kenneth [ISLEY], Warsaw, and Max [ISLEY], Silver Lake; a half-brother, Carlton CLEMENS, Lancaster, Cal., eight sisters, Mrs. Barbara REECE, Bourbon; Mrs. Juanita UTTER, Rochester; Mrs. Loretta MILLER, Massachusetts; Mrs. Nancy HUFFMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Norma BOLEN, Mentone; Mrs. Mary SIVITS, Peru; Mrs. Sue MILLER, Peru, and Mrs. Cindy POAGE, Claypool.

Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery.
Lyle Bailey

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home for Lyle F. BAILEY, 66, West Sixth street road, who died Monday at 9:55 a.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient five days.

The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of the service.  The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the First Baptist church.

Mr. Bailey was born May 10, 1911, at El Paso, Ill., the son of Fred and Clara WADSWORTH BAILEY.  A self-employed carpenter, he had lived here since 1929, moving from LaCrosse.  His marriage was Nov. 28, 1935, in Rochester, to Lavonne STRETCH, who survives.  Mr. Bailey was a member of the First Baptist church.

Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Clara BAILEY, R.R. 3, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) BRIGGS, Macy; Mrs. Larry (Reba) CRIPE, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Terry (Mary) WYNN, R.R. 4, Rochester; one son, Ronald L. [BAILEY], R.R. 6, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John (Dorothy) PHEBUS, R.R. 3, Rochester; one brother, Earl BAILEY, R.R. 5, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

 

Tuesday, April 11, 1978

 

Elsie Miller

Elsie HOUSE MILLER, 70, Auburn, Cal., died early Monday morning of a heart attack at the Auburn hospital.  Mrs. Miller was a native of this city.

She was born here Oct. 26, 1907, to Walter and Goldie MILLER HOUSE.  Her marriage was in 1925 to Clarence MILLER, who died in 1954.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Peggy) DEAN, Grant’s Pass, Ore.; one son, Bobby Jack MILLER, Lake county, Cal.; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one brother, Edgar HOUSE, Auburn, Cal.  Preceding in death was a sister, Mrs. Helen HOUSE OUTCELT.  Mrs. Outcelt and her husband and her father founded the Rochester airport in the early 1930s.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Colonial chapel in Auburn with burial in San Diego, Cal.

 

Wednesday, April 12, 1978

 

Hazel Bupp

Mrs. Hazel BUPP, 62, 1314 Monroe street, died at 8:40 a.m. today at University hospital of Indiana University Medical Center.  She had been seriously ill for the past few weeks.

She was born July 21, 1915 and lived in Rochester 22 years, coming from Indianapolis.  She was married Jan. 9, 1953 at Indianapolis to Geroge V. BUPP who preceded her in death Jan. 7, 1974.

Mrs. Bupp is survived by several cousins.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
James W. Snyder

James W. SNYDER, 43, Chula Vista, Cal., died at 8:33 p.m. Sunday at Balboa Naval hospital, San Diego, Cal., where he had been admitted two weeks ago for heart surgery.

Surviving are his parents, Delbert and Maude NUTT, Rochester; a sister, Gloria PONTIUS, Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Eric (Sandra) GOEZ, San Diego; Carol SNYDER, Los Angeles, Cal.; Miss Leann SNYDER, Chula Vista; Miss Teresa SNYDER, Chula Vista; two granddaughters, Miss Nurene GOEZ and Miss Heather GOEZ both of San Diego; two nephews, Tom MILLER, Nyona Lake; Dan MILLER, Mishawaka; and two nieces, Angel MILLER and Pam PONTIUS, both of Rochester.

A military service will be held at the graveside at 10 a.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in the Glenn Abby cemetery at San Diego.

 

Thursday, April 13, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, April 14, 1978

 

Dennis A. Deeds

Dennis A. DEEDS, 80, died Thursday at 1:25 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital, where he had been admitted at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.  He resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou.

For 15 years, Mr. Deeds had owned and operated the Deeds Equipment company here, a firm that he founded and which dealt in the sale of road construction equipment.  He sold the business in 1961.  He had been associated in the road construction equipment field since 1930, first as a salesman for the Caterpillar company and in 1939 joining the Indiana Equipment company in the same capacity.

He was born Dec. 4, 1897, in Deedsville, the son of Edward and Matilda BROWN DEEDS.  His marriage was Dec. 28, 1939, in Rensselaer to Arlene GELVIN, who survives.

Mr. Deeds was a member of the Ebenezer church at Deedsville and of the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Claudia CLAYTON, Samuels, Ida.; a grandson, Ian CLAYTON, also of Samuels; a brother, Earl [DEEDS], R.R. 2, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. Saturday until the hour of service.

The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Heart Fund or to another charity of the donor’s choice.
H. Earl Boggs

H. Earl BOGGS, 68, R.R. 2, Warsaw (Palestine), died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in his home.  Death was unexpected.

He was born Feb. 14, 1910 in Palestine to Samuel and Mattie GASKILL BOGGS and had lived all his life in the Palestine area.  He was treasurer and trustee of the Palestine Independent Christian church, chairman of the Palestine cemetery association, a member of the Kosckusko County Fraternal Order of Police, was police dispatcher for Kosciusko county from 1962-65 and was Harrison township trustee from 1956-64.  He was married Aug. 23, 1928 to Dorothy BUTT, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Kenneth [BOGGS], Mentone, and Larry [BOGGS], R.R. 2, Warsaw; a brother, Samuel [BOGGS], R.R. 2, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Ignota) BIDELMAN, Marshall, Mich.; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the King memorial home in Mentone with Pastor Alex DeGOYLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Edna Heitger

Mrs. Edna HEITGER, 85, 602 Madison street, was dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital at 1:30 p.m. Thursday after suffering a massive coronary attack at her home.  She had been in failing health for several months.

Mrs. Heitger was born July 13, 1892 at Evansville, to Edward and Mary Jane LAWRENCE TEAMER.  Coming from Wheaton, Ill., she had lived in Rochester since 1931.  She was married Dec. 29, 1914 at St. Louis, Mo. to Michael Leo HEITGER, who preceded in death.

Surviving are two cousins, Lowell McCUTCHAN, Oakland, Cal., and Helen NOLAND, Independence, Mo.  A step-frther, Edward LYONS, died in 1961.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. John C. PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Sunday.

 

Saturday, April 15, 1978

 

Zella L. Drudge

Mrs. Zella Lee DRUDGE, 77, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 10 a.m. Friday at her residence.  She had been in failing health for several years.

Mrs. Drudge was born Aug. 1, 1900 at Sidell, Ill., to Kit and Edna SMITH CONRAD.  She had spent most of her life in the Akron area.  Her marriage was in 1933 to Robert DRUDGE, who died in 1959.  She was a registered nurse, a graduate of Michael Reese School of Nursing in Chicago and was a retired employee of the Timbercrest retirement home at Noth Manchester.

Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Charles (Jennette) CAUSEY, Syracuse, and Mrs. Phillip (Melinda Jane) COHEE, Rochester.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until the time of the service Monday.
Harry B. Long

Harry B. LONG, 82, 513 Bail street, Michigan City, died at 2:20 p.m. Thursday at the Red Oaks home, Michigan City.  He had been ill for three years.

Mr. Long was born Aug. 16, 1894 to Allen and Jennie COOK LONG.  His marriage was April 17, 1919 at Rochester to Emma Fay BRYANT.  He was a retired teacher and vocational director at Elston high school, Michigan City.  He was a member of the First Baptist church, Michigan City, John Franklin Miller Post No. 37, American Legion, was active in Boy Scout work and served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Ralph B. LONG, Michigan City; a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn KISH, Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Carlisle funeral home, Michigan City, with the Rev. Daniel EVAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, Michigan City.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 t 9 p.m. Sunday and until the time of service Monday.

 

Monday, April 17, 1978

 

Catherine L. Foreman

Mrs. Catherine L. FOREMAN, 61, 529 West Fourth street, died at 2:15 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor nursing home, where she had been a patient one month.

She was born Nov. 7, 1916 in Richland township to Melviedore and Vina WELLER BRINEY and had lived in Fulton county all her life except for 15 years in South Carolina.  Her first marriage was to Forrest CAMPBELL, who died in 1942.  Her second marriage was in 1963 to J. C. FOREMAN, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Barbara) PRATHAFTAKIS, Rochester; a son, Jerry CAMPBELL, Hampton, Va.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Frances FROCK, Albuquerque, N.M.; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Miss Mary BRINEY and Miss Anna BRINEY, both of Rochester.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery southwest of Argos.  Friends may call Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

 

Donna Belle Grant

Mrs. Donna Belle GRANT, 87, formerly of Kewanna, died at 3 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor nursing home, where she had resided the last six years.  She had been seriously ill for three months.

Born March 3, 1889 in Hindman, Ky., she was the daughter of James and Catheline BRADFORD DILES.  She had lived in Kewanna for 45 years, moving there from Kentucky.  Her first marriage was to Elzie HUNTER, who preceded in death.  Her second marriage was to Hershel GRANT, who died in 1949.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy RUSSOW, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a great-great- grandchild.  Preceding in death were a daughter, nine sons, a grandson, five sisters and three brothers.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Tuesday, April 18, 1978

 

Lena B. Withers

Mrs. Lena B. WITHERS,90, Carriage House East, Manlius, N.Y., died Sunday morning at the Crouse-Irving memorial hospital, Syracuse, N.Y., after an illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Withers was a frequent visitor to Rochester while her sister, Mrs. Dee (Edna) ROBBINS, resided here.

She was born Aug. 18, 1887 at Viola, Ill., to the Rev. James P. and Mary ORR ROTH.  Mrs. Withers lived at Manlius seven years, moving from Columbus, O.  Her marriage was to John WITHERS, who died in November, 1954.  She was a member of the Manlius Senior Citizens, the Crouse-Irving Memorial Auxiliary and the United Presbyterian-Baptist church of Fayetteville, N.Y.

Mrs. Withers and Mrs.Robins donated many of the furnishings of the Rochester United Presbyterian church in honor of their parents.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alan (Elizabeth) BOERS, Syracuse, N.Y., and five grandchildren.

Committal rites will be conducted by the Rev. David A. HEYWARD at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday.  Arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

 

Wednesday, April 19, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, April 20, 1978

 

Elsie May Day

Mrs. Elsie May DAY, 71, Mentone, died at 12:10 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital where she had been a patient for a month.  She had been in failing health for a years.

Mrs. Day was born May 4, 1906 in Tiosa to Charles and Rettie BRYANT HOLLOWAY and had lived in the Rochester area dring her childhood.  She lived in Sparta, Mich., for 35 years and moved to Mentone in 1963.  She married Wesley Walter DAY in Mentone Jan. 2, 1934.  He died in 1975.

Survivors are a son, David [DAY], Granger; four sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Beryle) CLEMMENTS, Metea; Mrs. Charles (Edith) MILKOVICH, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. David (Pauline) DAY, Granger, and Mrs. Walter (Irene) HYDE, Warsaw; four brothers, Omer Jack HOLLOWAY, R.R. 5, Rochester; Samuel HOLLOWAY, R.R. 5, Rochester; Herman HOLLOWAY, Mentone, and James HOLLOWAY, Argos, and nieces and nephews.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Buel MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Saturday.
C. Glenn Hurst

C. Glenn “Ted” HURST, 92, Macy, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth, where he had been a patient 16 months.

He was born July 25, 1885 in Macy where he lived all his life except for the past 5 1/2 years.  He resided in Bourbon four years with a daughter.  He was married March 28, 1906 in Macy to Ida May HATCH, who died Nov. 12, 1970.  He was a farmer and a member of the First Christian church of Macy.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sidney (Harriet) HATFIELD of Bourbon six grandchildren, David HURST, Macy; John HURST, Mentone; Steve HURST, Nappanee; Jim HURST, Mentone; Mrs. Wayne (Nancy) ROMINE, Bourbon, and Mrs. Terry (Sue) ABELL, Centreville, Va.; eight great-grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law, Leora HURST, Macy. A son, Bernard [HURST], died in June, 1974.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zimmerman Bothers funeral home with the Rev. Chester H. WALTHER officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from        2-9 p.m.  Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

 

Raymond Clay

Raymond CLAY, 77, Monticello, died Wednesday in Memorial hospital, Monticello.  He was born in Rochester and resided here during the younger part of his life.  He had worked for the state highway department out of Winamac for a number of years.

Surviving are a wife and two sons.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Monticello.

 

Friday, April 21, 1978

 

Charles W. Rankin

Charles W. RANKIN, 35, Marion, died at Woodlawn hospital today at 1:27 a.m. from multiple internal injuries suffered in a two-truck accident Thursday at 2:32 p.m. on U.S. 31, south of County Road 450 North.

Rankin, the driver of a semi-rig headed south, was pinned in the cab of his truck which was crushed back to the seat after ramming into the rear of a truck hauling dirt driven by Richard A. GERALD, 29, R.R. 5, Rochester, also headed south.

Gerald had just started down a hill south of County Road 450 North from where he had entered U.S. 31 and was driving approximately 40-45 mph.

Rankin, who stated to persons at the scene that he had fallen asleep at the wheel, crested the hill and rammed the rear of Gerald’s truck.

The Rankin semi-rig then veered into the median where the fuel tanks under the tractor lodged in the ground.  The sudden stop of the truck forced the trailer to slide sideways and it came to rest blocking the southbound passing lane of U.S. 31.

Gerald and a passenger in his truck, State Trooper Jerry JOLLEY, who was off-duty, both received minor injuries.  Gerald received a bump on the back of his head and Jolley complained of a neck injury.  Both were treated later by their family doctors.

One of the first persons on the scene, John KARN, R.R. 3, Rochester, was working at his farm when he heard what he said sounded like “dynamite exploding” and upon seeing the wreck ran to lend assistance.

The Rankin semi-rig received $27,000 damage to the cab and right side of the trailer.  The Gerald truck had the frame buckled and damage was estimated at $8,000.


The fatal accident is the third in Fulton county since the first of the year, with all three fatalities occurring on U.S. 31.  The first was on March 16 at County Road 100 West and the second on Apri. 5 between Ind. 14 and Ind. 25.

Fulton county and state police were present at the scene during the investigation.

 

Virgil G. Himes

Virgil G. HIMES, 94, 28872 County Road 22, Elkhart, died at 12:15 a.m. today in the residence of a granddaughter, Mrs. John KALLIMANI, where he had lived the last four years.

He was born Sept. 30, 1883 in Nappanee and had lived in the Elkhart vicinity for four years, moving there from Rochester.  He was a farmer.  One Dec. 14, 1901 he was married to Mary ULERY, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel ELLISON, Elkhart; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Warner funeral home in Osceola, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in the Olive cemetery at Elkhart.

 

Saturday, April 22, 1978

 

Frances Holz

Mrs. Frances HOLZ, 91, 1300 Washington street, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient since April  2.  She had been seriously ill for six weeks.

Mrs. Holz was born Sept. 30, 1886 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Charles and Bertha ERETT BRAND.  She had lived in Rochester 27 years, moving from Rosedale, Long Island, N.Y.  Her marriage was Jan. 1, 1951 at Brooklyn, N.Y. to Peter J. HOLZ.  She was affiliated with St. John’s Lutheran church, Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Frances) RESER, Rochester; four grandchildren, Mrs. Gene (Janet) NOWICKI, South Bend; Miss Diane RESER, Laguna Beach, Cal.; Brian and Kevin RESER, Rochester; a great-grandson, Eric James NOWICKI, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha SHOVLIN, Long Island.

Final rites will be at the O’Reilley funeral home, Rosedale.  Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery, Middle Village, Long Island.  The family asks that memorials be made to the St. John’s Lutheran building fund.  Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge of local arrangements.

 

Monday, April 24, 1978

 

Walter Pickens

Walter PICKENS, 71, Niles, Mich., a former Fulton county resident, died about 5 p.m. Saturday in Potawatomie hospital in Niles.  He had been seriously ill one week.

He was born in 1906 in Fulton county to William C. and Clemene ROSS PICKENS and lived in the Reiter community until moving to Niles about 25 years ago.  He was married Nov. 4, 1928 in Rochester to Millie WALTERS, who survives.  He was a retired refrigeration worker and a member of the Niles Eagles lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Davie Earl [PICKENS], Niles, and Bachel [PICKENS], Tempe, Ariz.; six daughters, Mrs. Ron (Pearl) SPARSAILS, Dowagiac, Mich.; Mrs.


Don (Mary) HARTMAN, Tempe; Mrs. Noah (Betty) Van KIRK, Niles; Mrs. Frank UNGER, Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Tom (Dorothy) MILNER, Niles, and Miss Debbie PICKENS, at home; three brothers, Cecil PICKENS, Rochester; Ray PICKENS, South Bend; Ross PICKENS, Michigan City; two sisters, Mrs. Francis (Naomi) TYLER, Rochester; Mrs. Jess (Dorothy) MURRAY, Logansport; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bruce Lake cemetery.

 

Dr. Richard Griswold

Dr. Richard GRISWOLD, 4100 East Fletcher avenue, John Knox Village, Tampa, Fla., 33612, died Friday.  His wife, Olive [GRISWOLD], a sister of Miss Edith [THOMSON] of Rochester, survives.  Miss [Thomson] is with her sister in Tampa.

 

Bernice Conover

Mrs. Bernice CONOVER, 83, South end, died at 11 a.m. Friday at South Bend Osteopathic hospital after a five-week illness.

Mrs. Conover was born June 10, 1894 at Valparaiso to Mr. and Mrs. Richard WOLFE.  She had lived in South Bend 25 years, moving from Rochester.  Her marriage was April 22, 1918 at Valparaison to Myron CONOVER who died July 3, 1959.  She was a former board member of Goodwill Industries and a member of the Grace United Methodist church at South Bend.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lou Jean GETMAN, and two granddaughters.

Services were at 11 a.m. today at Grace United Methodist church, South Bend, with the Rev. J. Phillip KLINGER officiting.  Burial was in Maplewood cemetery, Valparaiso.

 

Tuesday, April 25, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, April 26, 1978

 

Garland Devane Smith

Garland Devane SMITH, R.R. 1, Denver, died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent’s hospital, Indianapolis, after a serious illness of three weeks.

His parents were Henry and Anna HOFFMAN SMITH.  He was a lifelong resident of Miami county.  He was married to Margaret CRIPPEN, who survives.  Mr. Smith was a former owner of the Deedsville elevator and was a member of the Chili United Methodist church and the Mexico Masonic lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Galen SMITH, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Curtis (Sue) MYERS, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Robert THOMAS, North Manchester, and Mrs. John HONEYWELL, Churubusco, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Ray PROBASCO and the Rev. Gary ROGERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.  A preferred memorial is the Heart Fund.

 

Thursday, April 27, 1978 to Friday, April 28, 1978

 

[no obits]


Saturday, April 29, 1978

 

John M. McCarty

John M. McCARTY, 43, native of Rochester, died Friday at 4:40 a.m. in Carle Foundation hospital at Urbana, Ill., of a massive coronary attack sustained at 3 a.m.  Mr. McCarty, who resided at 2 Joyce lane, Champaign, Ill., was the son of local attorney Murray McCARTY.

Born Nov. 8, 1934, in this city, his parents were Murray and [Henriyetta] WARD McCARTY.  His marriage was Aug. 16, 1969, in Rochester to Mary NIELSON, who survives.

Mr. McCarty had lived in Champaign four years, being employed at the Magnavox home entertainment center there.  He was a member of the United Presbyterian church of this city, Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity, Kiwanis club of Champaign-Urbana and the Lincolnshire Fields country club.

A veteran of service with the U.S. Marine Corps, he saw duty as a sergeant during the Korean War.

Surviving, besides the wife and father, are four children, James Murray, Shaun, Cathleen Ann and Cara Lee [McCARTY], all at home, and a brother, Ward McCARTY, Columbus, Ind.

Last rites will be Monday at 5 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home here with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Health funeral home, 201 North Elm street, Champaign, from 7-9 p.m. Sunday and at the Zimmerman funeral home from 3-5 p.m. Monday.

 

Harry U. Newell

Harry U. NEWELL, 66, 219 Fulton avenue, died Friday at 4:40 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital from an apparent heart attack suffered at his home.

Born Aug. 23, 1911, at Athens, he was the son of Ray and Maggie URSCHEL NEWELL and had spent his lifetime in this community.  His marriage was May 19, 1932, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Ruth CARR, who survives.

Mr. Newell for many years had been involved in excavation, gravel and stone work but had partially retired in recent years.  He was past master of the Rochester Masonic lodge and member of the Royal Arch.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, David “Tony” NEWELL, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Becky) CURTIS, Rochester, and Mrs. William (Diane) PAYNE, Munster, and nine grandchildren.

Rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today.  Masonic rites will be tonight at 8 o’clock at the funeral home.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Manitou Training Center.
Lloyd Overmyer

Lloyd OVERMYER, Sr., 86, R.R. 2, Argos, died Friday at 4:50 p.m. in Parkview hospital at Plymouth after a five-week illness.

Born in Richland township, fulton county, March 26, 1892, he was the son of Frank and Inez McCROSKEY OVERMYER.  A resident of the Argos community 21 years, he formerly lived in the Plymouth area.  His marriage was to Donna CURTIS, who preceded in death July 3, 1977.  Mr. Overmyer was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Old time Religion Tabernacle at Plymouth.

Surviving are two sons, Lloyd [OVERMYER], Jr., Argos, and William Joe [OVERMYER], Kingston nursing home, Plymouth; three grandchildren and two brothers, Charles OVERMYER, Rochester; and Vern OVERMYER, Fulton.

Rites will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Old Time Religion Tabernacle in Plymouth with the Revs. Robert SCHULTZ, Paul CECRELE and Hobert STEVENS officiating.  Burial will be at the Maple Grov e cemetery in Argos.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, at the church an hour prior to the service.

 

Monday, May 1, 1978

 

John C. Butcher

John Copin BUTCHER, 73, R.R. 1, Wabash, died at 3:30 p.m.Saturday at his residence.

Mr. Butcher was born Sept. 19, 1901 at Clinton county to Aaron and Frances PHIPPS BUTCHER.  He had been a resident of Wabash 36 years.  His first marriage ws to Leora WORDER, Nov. 4, 1923, who died Sept. 19, 1972.  On Jan. 23, 1973, he married Tressie FRANCE CRIST, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter and was a member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, the Roann Masonic lodge and Peru Local 932, Carpenters Union.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Fred [BUTCHER], Rochester; Robert and Ronnie [BUTCHER], Denver; David [BUTCHER], Peru; three step-sons, John CRIST, Roann; Clifford CRIST, R.R. 1, Rochester; James CRIST, Roann; three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Genieve) SCHROLL, Macy; Mrs. Loren (Martha) CRULL, Stetsonville, Wis.; Mrs. Ronald (Charlotte) HOFF, Whitee, Wis.; a step-daugher, Mrs. Martha FISHER, Fort Meyers, Fla.; six sisters, Mrs. William PARKER, Lincoln Park, Mich.; Mrs. Kenneth KAUFFMAN, Greenville, Ill.; Mrs. Orville COWGILL, Kokomo; Mrs. Kenneth SMITH, Englewood, Fla.; Mrs. Marvin LAWSON, Kernwood, Texas; Mrs. Hugh ENICKS, Attica; twenty-six grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and eight step-grandchildren.

Services will be at the Grandstaff funeral home at Roann Tuesday at 2 p.m. with David STOKES officiating.  Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after       2 p.m. today.  Masonic services will be at 8 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.
Allen D. Hoover

Allen D. HOOVER, 24, Deedsville, was killed at 1:25 a.m. Sunday when he apparently lost control of his car on a Miami county road and it hit a light pole before turning over.  He died instantly of multiple injuries.

He was born June 15, 1953 in Peru to Glen C. and Jessie BROWN HOOVER, who now reside at R.R. 4, Rochester.  He was married March 4, 1972 in Deedsville to Patricia Ann HEINS, who survives.  He was a mechanic with the Denver Equipment company and a member of the Manitou Moose lodge of rochester, the Deedsville United Methodist church and the Denver volunteer fire department.

Surviving with the wife and parents are two children, Jeffrey Allen and Heather Ann [HOOVER], both at home; a sister, Mrs. Ethel POWELL, Akron, and a brother, Sidney HOOVER, Cecil, O.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, May 2, 1978

 

Russell C. Chapman

Russell C. CHAPMAN, 84, R.R. 5, Rochester (Talma) died at 5:05 a.m. today in the Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw.

Mr.Chapman was born Dec. 1, 1893 at Argos to Monroe and Lavina FISH CHAPMAN.  He had lived 45 years at Talma, moving from Goodland.  His marriage was July 3, 1917 at Goodland to Clara CLUIMER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Harold [CHAPMAN], Rochester; Ralph [CHAPMAN], North Manchester, and Dale [CHAPMAN], Mishawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Helen) MEYER, Mentone; a brother, Merble [CHAPMAN], Tiosa; a sister, Mrs. Harvey (Audrey) COLE, Goodletsville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Bueal MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, May 3, 1978

 

Johnnie Bell, Jr.

Johnnie BELL, Jr., 38, 1502 North Huey street, South Bend, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial hospital, South Bend from gunshot wounds.

Mr. Bell was born Jan. 23, 1939 at Tunica, Miss.  He lived at South Bend nine years, moving from Chicago Heights, Ill.  His marriage was April 23, 1976 at Kankakee, Ill., to Marilyn Sue LIVENGOOD, who survives at Rochester.  He was self-employed Reconditioning cars and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving with the wife are a mother, Mrs. Clendora LINDSAY, Chicago Heights; two sisters, Mrs. Dollie WHITE and Miss Kathryn LINSEY, both of Chicago Heights; three brothers, Charles BELL and Lester ROBINSON, both of Chicago Heights, and Jimmy BELL, stationed with the U.S. Navy at the Philippines.

Services are pending at Chicago Heights.  Burial will be in the Glenwood cemetery, Glenwood, Ill.  Friends may call at Clarks funeral chapel, South Bend from 5-9 p.m. today.


Darwin D. Lavengood

Darwin D. LAVENGOOD, 73, 1323 Rochester boulevard, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.  He had been ill since 1971.

Mr. Lavengood was born Jan. 10, 1905 at Phillips, Wis., to Joseph and Anna STEPP LAVENGOOD.  His marriage was July 31, 1928 at Fulton to Edna M. OVERMYER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, member and former minister of the Bruce Lake Community church and former owner of the Cozy Nook orchard west of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Paul [LAVENGOOD], Lexington, Ky.; a brother, Kenneth [LAVENGOOD], living in Michigan; two sisters, Miss Arlin LAVENGOOD, Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Irma OVERMYER, Dearfield, Mich., and two grandsons.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. David FRETTINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Hugh H. Campbell

Hugh H. CAMPBELL, 85, Leiters Ford, died about 5 a.m. today at his residence after being in failing health the past year.

Mr. Campbell was born Feb. 23, 1893 in Fulton county to James and Barbara LEITER CAMPBELL.  He had lived most of his life in Leiters Ford, with the exception of 15 years in the town of Fulton.  His marriage was Dec. 1, 1913 at Rochester to Carrie BALL who died March 24.  Mr. Campbell was a retired farmer and former owner-operator of a restaurant at Fulton.

Surviving are a son, John James CAMPBELL, Culver; two grandchildren, Miss Karen CAMPBELL and Carl CAMPBELL, both of Culver; two sisters, Mrs. John (Edna) MANGOLD, Hammond, and Mrs. Alma WILSON, Ruskin, Fla., and several nieces.  Three sisters, two brothers and a half-sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist church with the Rev. William McCLINTOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday from        2 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  Friends may also call at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Mabel J. Phillips

Miss Mabel Joy PHILLIPS, 74, Argos, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, following a brief illness.

Miss Phillips was born Dec. 10, 1903 at Olney, Ill., to Albert and Rozilla TESH PHILLIPS.  She had lived in Argos since 1952 after working 30 years at Ekco Products in Chicago, Ill.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and the New Friendship class of the church.

Surviving are several cousins.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Argos Congregational Christian church with the Rev. Frank VALERIANO officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, and one hour prior to the church service on Saturday.
Friday, May 5, 1978

 

Dessie M. Shireman

Mrs. Dessie M. SHIREMAN, 70, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at her home following an illness of several months.

She was born Oct. 6, 1907 in Kosciusko county to Charles M. and Clara BRUBAKER LANDIS and had lived most of her life in the Macy area, also residing for 10 years in Columbus.  She was married in 1928 to Alton SHIREMAN, who survives.  She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God and the WCSC of the church.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Paul [SHIREMAN] R.R. 2, Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Leon (Betty) SCHIPPER, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. Robert (Margie) MATTIX, R.R. 1, Claypool; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Earl LANDIS, Columbus, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Violet HORNBACK and Mrs. Cleo WEST, both of Columbus.  A sister and a half-brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. Fred LANDOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery next to the church.  Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron from 2 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Silver Creek Church of God memorial fund.

 

Oscar Fites

Oscar FITES, 84, Akron, died at 12:48 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital from injuries received in an accident in Akron Tuesday evening.  Arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

 

Saturday, May 6, 1978

 

Oscar Fites

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron for Oscar FITES, 84, Akron, who died at 12:48 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital of injuries sustained when he was hit by a car.

The Rev. John MOORE will officiate and burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

The accident occurred on the Kosciusko county side of Ind. 14, one-fourth mile north of Akron, at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.  The east side of the road is Kosciusko county and the west side is Fulton county.

Kosciusko county police said that Mr. Fites, who lived on the east side of the road, had been at a neighbor’s home on the west side and was crossing the road back to his home when he was struck by a northbound car.

The car driver, Mrs. Lucille F. HARROLD, 55, R.R. 2, Akron, told police she saw Mr. Fites standing in the neighbor’s driveway, then he suddenly ran in front of her car.

Mr. Fites was born Sept. 4, 1893 in Miami county to Orlando and Amanda GAERTE FITES and had resided all his life in the Akron area.  He was a retired farmer.  He was married in 1916 to Berenice SLAYBAUGH, who died in 1974.  He was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, the Akron Lions club and the Fulton County Coon Hunters association.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ned (JoAnn) SCHULER, R.R. 2, North Manchester, and two grandchildren.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.


Annie McCoy

Mrs. Annie McCOY, 80, Delong, died at 12:45 a.m. today at Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac, following an illness of several weeks.

Mrs. McCoy was born Sept. 25, 1897 at Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Thomas and Emma HILL HARRIS.  She had lived in Delong one year, moving from Sycamore, Ill.  She was married in Chicago to Hail McCOY who died in 1940.  She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church, Kings Lake.

Surviving are a son, James B. BROWN, Delong; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ogalee BRIDGES, Delong, and a brother, Richard HARRIS, Delong.  A daughter and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Missionary Baptist church, Kings Lake.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday and from noon until the time of service Tuesday.

 

Ernest Miller

Ernest MILLER, 86, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 10:05 p.m. Friday at his home.  He had been seriously ill since December of 1976.

He was born May 16, 1891 in Schonenberg, Germany and had lived in the Fulton area since 1940, moving there from Chicago.  His first marriage was to Anna LATTERNER, who died in 1945.  His second marriage was to Elizabeth GRAF, who died in 1959.  He was a retired employee of the C&O railroad and a member of the St. John’s Lutheran church, Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Anna Marie) SUTTON, Fulton; a step-son, Peter GRAF, Macy; a grandson, Ernest SUTTON, Fulton; two step-grandsons, Richard GRAF, Wabash, and Peter GRAF, Jr., Chicago, and seven step-great-grandchildren.  Three daughters and two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, May 8, 1978

 

William F. Cody

William F. CODY, 54, formerly of South Bend, died Wednesday morning at Tucson, Ariz., where he had been spending the winter.  He had been in failing health for two years.

Mr. Cody was born Dec. 5, 1923 at Wolf Point, Mont., to Roy and Charlotte CHAPMAN CODY.  He had spent most of his life in the South Bend area, moving from Niles, Mich.  Mr. Cody was a former superintendent of McMahan-O’Connor Construction company of Rochester.

Surviving are three sons, William [CODY], Jr., Springfield, Ill.; Jack and John [CODY], South Bend; a daughter, Miss Jane CODY, Tucson; a step-daughter, Miss Ann SERF, Springfield, and a sister, Mrs. Evelyn TITUS, Galesburg, Mich.

Services were to be at 9:30 a.m. today at the Welsheimer funeral home, South Bend.  Burial was to be in Southlawn cemetery, South Bend.
Ralph D. Kirkendall

Ralph D. KIRKENDALL, 38, Chestnut Hill, Mass., died Saturday morning in Boston, Mass., of a heart attack.

Mr. Kirkendall was born March 10, 1940, in Rochester to Hugh and Lura ZIMMERMAN KIRKENDALL.  He moved to Boston in 1971 from Rochester.  He was married to Joan GRIFFIN, who survives.

Mr. Kikendall was vice president of Bain and Company, Inc., of Boston, a management consulting firm.  He graduated from Wabash college in Crawfordsville and received a master’s degree from the University of Missouri.  He was a former faculty member at Vanderbilt university and later became the university’s director of alumni and development.  He joined a Boston consulting firm as a management consultant and became vice president of the firm in 1976.  He had been with Bain and Company, Inc., since 1977.

Surviving with the wife and mother are two daughters, Miss Ellen Pierce KIRKENDALL, Chestnut Hill, Mass., and Miss Laura Ellen KIRKENDALL, of Indiana; a son, Gregory Allen KIRKENDALL, of Indiana; two sisters, Martha McSWINEY, Nashville, Tenn., and Sarah FLOREK, Valparaiso.

Services will be Tuesday in the Church of the Redeemer, Hammond street, Chestnut Hill, Mass. Burial will be in the Elmwood cemetery in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday at 3 p.m.  Memorials will be accepted for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

 

Tuesday, May 9, 1978 to Wednesday, May 10, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, May 11, 1978

 

Leon C. Farmer

Leon C. FARMER, 86, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for four weeks.  He had been ill eight weeks.

Mr. Farmer was born March 9, 1892 in Silver Creek township in Michigan to Charles and Cora MARRS FARMER.  He had lived in Argos since 1965, moving from South Bend.  His first marriage was in September, 1920 to Martha ROBERTS, who died in 1955.  He was married July 12, 1958 to Esther GRUBE HOEL, who survives.  Mr. Farmer retired from the Studebaker corporation in 1968 and was a member of the Argos United Methodist church and the former Studebaker chorus.  He was a World War I veteran, serving in Europe as an airplane mechanic.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Nancy) SUTHERLAND, Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) OLIN, Argos; four sons, Charles [FARMER], Jr. and Edmond [FARMER], South Bend; Edgar HOEL, Kokomo, and William HOEL, Parma, Mich.; eighteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a half-sister, Mrs. Grace REWELT, Casselberry, Fla.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, with graveside services at 2 p.m.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Paul M. Harrison

Paul M. HARRISON, 76, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial hospital, Logansport.

Mr. Harrison was born Jan. 16, 1902 at Grass Creek to Thomas L. and Edith PHERSON HARRISON.  He was married Dec. 25, 1924 at Winamac to Effie M. REARICK who survives.  Mr. Harrison just retired as president of Community State bank, Royal Center.  He became bank president March 4, 1970 and had been a member of the bank board since Jan. 20, 1960.

A funeral director for 50 years, he had owned the Harrison funeral home at Kewanna and Royal Center until retiring in 1967.  He was a member of the Lucerne Christian church, past master of the Royal Center Masonic lodge, member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Shrine and past president and member of the Royal Center Lions club.

Surviving with the wife are twin daughters, Mrs. Ed (Jean) HOLLENBERG, Winamac, and Mrs. Shirley COH, Ann Arbor, Mich.; another daughter, Mrs. Bill (Sue) BARR, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and eighteen grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison Garden Chapel, Royal Center, with the Rev. Gene SELLERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.  Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, May 12, 1978

 

Dorothy Culp

Mrs. Dorothy CULP, 84, formerly of Lapaz, was dead on arrival at Reed Memorial hospital, Richmond, at 3 a.m. Thursday.  She had een living with her daugher in Richmond.

Mrs. Culp was born Feb. 23, 1894 in St. Joseph county to Daniel and Cora STUMP GOON and lived most of her life in the Lapaz area until the last several years.  Her marriage was July 29, 1916 at Wakarusa to Anthony CULP, who survives.  She was a member of the Pine Creek Church of the Brethren.

Surviving with the husband and the daughter, Mrs. Frieda MANGUS, Richmond, are a son, Vearl CULP, Argos; five grandchildren; three brothers, Roland GOON, Lapaz; Glen GOON, Leesburg, and Earl GOON, Pompano Beach, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Michael HODSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Fair cemetery, near Lapaz.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and until the time of the service on Sunday.

 

James Lamar Stewart

James Lamar STEWART, infant son of Kevin and Linda DEACON STEWART, Argos, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday, shortly after birth at Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

Surviving with the parents are a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Phyllis DEACON, Plymouth; a maternal grandfather, Robert DEACON, Fort Wayne; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert STEWART, Bourbon; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn STULL, Walkerton, and a paternal great-grandfather, Roy CARSWELL, Culver.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos, with the Rev. Cecil CRAIG officiating.  The arrangements are being handled by the Grossman funeral home, Argos.
Ethel D. Pratt

Mrs. Ethel Dora PRATT, 75, R.R. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 11:10 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

Mrs. Pratt was born Dec. 7, 1902 in Henry township to Irvin and Susan LONG MILLER and lived her entire life in this area.  Her marriage was Dec. 9, 1922 at Rochester to Russell W. PRATT, who survives.  She was a member of the First Christian church, Macy.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Gladys “Pat”) CUTSHAW, Tucson, Ariz.; three sons, Melvin L. [PRATT], R.R. 4, Rochester; Irvin W. [PRATT], Middlebury, and Phillip P. [PRATT], R.R. 2, Rochester; seventeen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ross MILLER, Burbank, Cal.; Donald MILLER, Decatur, Ill., and Clark MILLER, Saugus, Cal.; four aunts, and an uncle.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until time of the service Sunday.

 

Saturday, May 13, 1978

 

Dr. Bert R. Kent

Dr. Bert R. KENT, 95, Fulton, retired veterinarian, died at 4:45 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor nursing home.  He had been seriously ill since Dec. 15.

He was born April 2, 1883 in Fulton county to George and Margaret TILDEN KENT and was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.  His first marriage was to Nora DOUD on April 16, 1911; she died Aug. 3, 1964.  His second marriage was to Clara TOBIAS CALLISON on Sept.. 18, 1966; she survives.

He also taught school for six years and served eight years as Liberty township trustee.  He was a graduate of the Terre Haute College of Veternary Medicine and of Rochester Normal college.  He was a member and honorary deacon of the Fulton Baptist temple, in which he was very active and held numerous offices.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Roger [KENT], Fulton, and Byron [KENT], El Cajon, Cal.; a step-son, Howard CALLISON, Bippus; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Helen) HUDSON, Vero Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  A grandson, three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fulton Baptist temple with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton after 2 p.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before services.
Harley Rogers

Harley ROGERS, 86, of the Hubbard Hills Estates in Elkhart, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Elkhart general hospital after an illness of two weeks.

He was born July 31, 1891 in Akron to Walter and Cora GREGSON ROGERS.  He moved to Rochester in 1971, then to Hubbard Hills Estates nine months ago.  He was married Sept. 18, 1913 in Rochester to Hazel WHITTENBERGER, who died in 1971.  He was a retired farmer and retired school teacher, having taught at Rochester college and Winona college.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist church of Rochester and a 50-year member of the Akron Masonic lodge.

Surviving are a son, Earl [ROGERS], Baltimore, Mc., and four grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from    2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Monday, May 15, 1978 to Tuesday, May 16, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, May 17, 1978

 

Pauline Bennett

Mrs. Pauline BENNETT, 70, 1329 College avenue, died at 4:07 a.m. today at Dukes memorial hospital, Peru, where she had been a patient for one week following a six-month illness.

Mrs. Bennett was born March 21, 1908 at Akron, to Joseph and Grace ALSPACH BOWEN, who preceded in death.  She had lived in Rochester for five years coming from South Bend.  She also had lived in Michigan City for 25 years.  Her marriage was March 28, 1958 at Michigan City to Merle BENNETT, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Hal (Jo) CULTICE, Peru, and Mrs. Robert (Judy) SCHREINER, Lafayette; a step-daughter, Mrs. Hohn (Marilyn) BOTKA, South Bend; two grandchildren, Miss Elaine CULTICE, Indianapolis, and Robert CULTICE, Peru; a sister, Miss Bernice BOWEN, and a brother, Willis BOWEN, both of Akron, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday.
Thursday, May 18, 1978

 

Edwin E. Brooker

Edwin Earl BROOKER, 82, R.R. 4, Walkerton, a native of Fulton county, died at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth after an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 11, 1895 to David and Sarah KILE BROOKER and had lived in the Walkerton area for 36 years, moving there from Fulton county.  He was married June 20, 1942 in St. John, Ind., to Minnie WARNER SHENEMAN, who survives.  He was a retired well driller and a member of the Plymouth Eagles lodge.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Edwin [BROOKER], Jr., Wildwood, Ill.; George [BROOKER], Koontz Lake, and Max [BROOKER], San Antonio, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. Paul (Lois) CRILL, Kewanna; Mrs. Guy (Jean) ANDERSON, Rochester, Mrs. Mildred JONES, Culver, and Mrs. Robert (Margaret) AMSTEIN, Portage; twenty grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Dean (Esther) NEFF, Mrs. Mildred HUDKINS and Mrs. Nobelene SPENCER, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Paul (Maude) SNYDER, Fort Wayne.  A son and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Nusbaum-Elkin funeral home in Walkerton with the Rev. William E. HUGHES officiating.  Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery at Walkerton.  Friends may call until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Friday.

 

Esther L. Martz

Esther L. MARTZ, 79, Chicago, Ill., died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Beverly) HARTER, R.R. 1, Akron.  She had been ill a year.

Mrs. Martz was born April 11, 1899 to Ferding and Elizabeth HENSEL BOSE and had lived in the Chicago area except for the last year in Akron.  She married Raymond MARTZ in Chicago; he died in 1944.

She was a member of the Broadway United Methodist church, Chicago, and attended the Omega church, Akron.

Surviving with the daughter is a son, William MARTZ, Donnellson, Iowa; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Loyal ROANER, Evansville, and Mrs. Gertrude HUNTER, West Chester, Ill.; three brothers, Paul BOSE, Benton, Ky.; Rufus BOSE, Atlanta, Ga., and Melvin BOSE, Chicago.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Broadway United Methodist church, Chicago.  The Rev. Martin COX and the Rev. Lee STUBBLEFIELD, Akron, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Chicago.  Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church on Saturday.  The Sheetz funeral home, Akron, will handle the arrangements.
Friday, May 19, 1978

 

Elmer H. Gill

Elmer Henry GILL, 89, Mentone, died Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw, where he was admitted earlier in the day.  He had been ill one year.

Mr. Gill was born March 15, 1889 in Silver Lake to James and Martha COLE GILL and had lived in the Mentone area for six years, moving there from Cromwell.  On Sept. 25, 1909, he married Charllotie COX, who preceded in death.  His second marriage was to Nora CRIPE, who preceded in death.  On Oct.31, 1970, he married Kay SHEPHARD, who preceded in death.  On Nov. 12, 1972, he marrige Laura GIBBS, who survives.  He was a farmer and a member of the Cromwell United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are two step-children, David GIBBS, New Hope, Ky., and Dorothy FLORENCE, Louisville, Ky., and several step-grandchildren, step-nephews and nieces.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Floyd H. Blackwell

Floyd H. BLACKWELL, 88, Palestine, died Thursday at 7:40 p.m. in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home.  He had been ill five years.

Mr. Blackwell was born Aug. 31, 1889 in Madison county, N.C., to William H. and Josephine BERRY BLACKWELL.  He had lived in the Mentone area for 59 years.  On Nov. 18, 1919 he married Ruth SHIREY in Mishawaka.  She died Jan. 7, 1971.  He was a farmer and a member of the Cook’s Chapel church, the Mentone Masonic lodge and the Farm Bureau.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cleon (Iris) OVERMYER, Warsaw, and Miss Josephine BLACKWELL, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cook’s Chapel church with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiatng.  Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call at the King Memorial home, Mentone, after 2 p.m. Saturday.  Masonic services will be Saturday at 8 p.m.

 

Saturday, May 20, 1978

 

Debra J. Lindholm

Debra J. HUNTER LINDHOLM, 25, Idaho Springs, Colo., formerly of Akron, died Thursday following a traffic accident in the mountains near her home.  Details were unavailable at this time.

She was born April 9, 1953 in Rochester to Lincoln and Betty FLOOR HUNTER, who survive.  She had lived in Idaho Springs one year, moving there from Savannah, Ga.  He had lived in Akron until moving to Savannah two years ago.  She was a 1971 graduate of Akron high school.  She was married Nov. 23, 1974 in Savannah to David LINDHOLM, who survives.

Surviving with the husband and parents are two daughters, Christine and Erica [LINDHOLM] both at home; a brother, Don HUNTER, Greensburg; the maternal grandfather, Delbert FLOOR, LaFontaine; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie HUNTER, Roann, and aunts and uncles.

Services are pending at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.
Blanche Overmyer

Mrs. Blanche OVERMYER, 83, R.R. 6, Niles, Mich., a former Argos resident, died at 10 p.m. Friday in the Cass County Medical Center at Cassopolis, Mich., where she had been a patient or two years.

She was born March 18, 1895 near Richland Center to Henry and Elsie McGRIFF SANDERS.  She was married Dec. 25, 1915 in Richland Center to Benjamin OVERMYER, who died Nov. 7, 1958.  She moved from Argos to Niles in 1958.

Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Esther HURLBUT and Mrs. Betty SPENNER, both of South Bend Mrs. Norma STRAUB, LaPorte; Mrs. Rose KIRKENDALL, Bloomingdale, Mich.; Mrs. Ida  Jane ALEXANDRIA, Elgin, Ill.; Mrs. Edith STEVENSON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Wilma EMORY, Springfield, O., and Mrs. Clara Mae KREIG, Bradenton, Fla.; two sons, Richard [OVERMYER], Fort Myers, Fla., and Paul [OVERMYER], Montgomery, Ill.; thirty-nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur (Glenn) ZENTZ, Argos.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. John GRAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday.

 

Monday, May 22, 1978

 

Fred D. Barr

Fred D. BARR, 80, Talma, died at 9:14 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he was admitted earlier that evening.

Mr. Barr was born Nov. 4, 1897 at Talma to Burr and Elizabeth KESSLER BARR.  He was a lifelong resident of Talma except for 25 years at Indiana Harbor and South Bend.  His marriage was May 3, 1919, at Rochester to Fern ARTER, who died Feb. 19, 1973.  Mr. Barr was a retired electrician, formerly with Inland Steel and was a member of the World War I Barrackes, the VFW, Rochester Masonic lodge and the Manitou Moose lodge.  He was a veteran of World War I and the Mexican border incident.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Betty) CHAPMAN, North Manchester; Mrs. Grover (Lois) EVERHART, Kingsport, Tenn., and Mrs. James (Juanita) WAGNER, Cape Coral, Fla.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Roy (Lois) HUBBARD, Rochester.  Two sons preceded in death - Charles A. [BARR], in 1920 and William E. [BARR] in 1959.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, Talma.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Rochester VFW and the American Legion post.
Marie Brittain

Mrs. Marie BRITTAIN, 81, R.R. 2, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 7:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital.

Mrs. Brittain was born Sept. 6, 1896 in Boone county to Voorhees and Lula ROGERS HUTCHISON.  She had lived at Lake Manitou since 1976, moving from Peru where she had resided for 50 years.  Her marriage was July 10, 1915 to Carl C. BRITTAIN, who died Feb. 17, 1948.  She was a member of the First Christian church, Peru; the Christian Women’s Fellowship, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Pauline) PRIBLE, and Mrs. Toby (Betty) SEILER, both of Lake Manitou; five grandchildren, Kenneth SEILER, Paru; Toby J. SEILER, Peru; Jay SEILER, Kokomo; Sindy ZIRKLE, South Bend, and Joanie SEILER, Lake Manitou, and five great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. Don ESKEW officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Frankfort.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Cecil Gottschalk

Cecil GOTTSCHALK, 63, Hoadland, died Saturday afternoon at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Gottschalk was born Dec. 1, 1915 near Green Oak to George and Emma SWANK GOTTSCHALK.  He was married in 1939 to Beatrice POORE, who survives.  He was the owner-operator of a resort in Minnesota and also operated a grocery and meat market in Hoagland for a number of years.  Mr. Gottschalk was a member of the Hoagland Methodist church and had lived in Hoagland since his marriage, moving from Lagro.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Earl (Frances) THARNELL, Mrs. Max (Beatrice) TUSTINSON, Marietta, Maura, and Jenney Wren [GOTTSCHALK]; a son, Cecil Ray, [GOTTSCHALK] Hoagland; several grandchildren and cousins; three brothers, Lyman [GOTTSCHALK], Lagro; Noah William [GOTTSCHALK], Galveston, Texas, and Lester [GOTTSCHALK], South Whitley; two sisters, Mrs. Andy (Gertrude) LEWIS, Subiaco, Ark., and Mrs. Omer Mabel WAGONER, Kokomo.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoagland Methodist church.  Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home at Decatur from 7 p.m. Sunday through Monday and until the time of service Tuesday.

 

Dollie M. Feltis

Mrs. Dollie M. FELTIS, 81, Royal Center, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at the Chase nursing home, Royal Center.

She was born April 5, 1897 in Cass county to Terry and Lillian HAMILTON KISTLER.  Her marriage was in 1916 at Royal Center to Murle FELTIS who died in 1957.  Mrs. Feltis was a homemaker and member of Grace United Methodist church, Royal Center.

Surviving are two sons, William P. [FELTIS], Royal Center, and Yale [FELTIS], Columbia City; a brother, Evert KISTLER, Rochester; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison garden chapel, Royal Center, with the Rev. Macklyn E. BRADISH officiating.  Burial will be in the Cline cemetery near Royal Center.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
Tuesday, May 23, 1978 to Saturday, May 27, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, May 29, 1978

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, May 30, 1978

 

John L. Evers

John L. EVERS, 76, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 1:20 p.m. Friday enroute to Woodlawn hospital from Peru, where he had been undergoing tests.  He had been ill for a month.

Mr. Evers was born May 15, 1903 in Chicago, Ill., to Leonard and Ellen HOUSINGE EVERS.  He was married June 11, 1928 in Dolton, Ill., to Clara RADTKE, who survives.  Mr. Evers was a retired farmer, member of St. John Lutheran church and master of the Pinhook Grange.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Leonard [EVERS], R.R. 4, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth DeVRIES, Palo Alto, Cal.; and Mrs. Clara LICHTSINN, Storm Lake, Ia.; two brothers, Chester [EVERS], Palos Heights, Ill, and William [EVERS], Danville, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A son, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Larry W. BERGMAN officiating.  Burial was to be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Eleanor Chamberlin

Mrs. Eleanor CHAMBERLIN, 62, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Perry county hospital, Tell City, after a day’s illness.

Mrs. Chamberlin was born Dec. 4, 1916, at Mentone to Raymond and Zelda BLUE LASH and had lived most of her life in the Mentone area.  Her marriage was May 16, 1941 to Howard CHAMBERLIN, who survives.  She was a school teacher for 25 years, having taught in Jefferson and Scott townships and the fifth grade class at Mentone.  She had an associate degree from Manchester college and a bachelor’s degree from Grace college.  She was a member of the Mentone Classroom Teachers association.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Miss Cathy CHAMBERLIN, Cannelton; the mother, Mrs. Zelda LASH, Mentone; a brother, Phillip LASH, Mentone, and a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) ELLISON, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.
Wednesday May 31, 1978

 

Raymond A. McVay

Raymond A. McVAY, 84, 1129 Main street, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at Rochester nursing home after being ill for a number of years.

Mr. McVay was born Sept. 5, 1893 in Southern Indiana to Ira and Clara McVAY.  He had spent most of his life in the Rochester area.  His first marriage was to Grace DILLON, who survives, and his second marriage was June 12, 1953 to Anna B. MYERS, who survives.  Mr. McVay was in the oil business.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Basil (Ruth) HERNDON, Denver, Colo; a son, Robert McVAY, Rochester, N.Y.; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Friday.

 

Mary A. Himes

Mrs. Mary Ada HIMES, 95, 28872 County Road 22 West, Elkhart, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Elkhart General hospital after a month-long illness.

Mrs. Himes was born March 22, 1883 in Nappanee to Levie and Kathrine NOFSINGER ULERY.  She lived in the Elkhart area for four years, moving from Argos.  Her marriage was Dec. 14, 1901 at Nappanee to Virgil G. HIMES, who died last April 21.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel ELLISON, Stockton, Cal.; a granddaughter, with whom she lived, Mrs. John (Dolores) KALLIMANI, Elkhart; five grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Warner funeral home, Osceola, with the Rev. Ralph WESTAFER officiating.  Burial will be in the Olive cemetery, Wakarusa.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Harold Crum

Harold CRUM, 79, Akron, died at 7:45 a.m. today in his home.  Death was unexpected.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gilead United Methodist church.  Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.  Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, after 2 p.m. Thursday and until noon on Friday, then from 1-2 p.m. at the church.
Thursday, June 1, 1978

 

Harold Crum

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gilead United Methodist church for Harold CRUM, 79, Akron, who died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in his home.  Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.  Friends may call this afternoon and evening and until noon Friday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron and at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.

Mr. Crum was born Sept. 19, 1898 in Illinois to Herbert and Katherine HARVEY CRUM.  He had lived in the Akron area for 37 years, coming from the South Bend area.  He married Marie LINEBAUGH in 1933; she survives.  Mr. Crum was a retired farmer and a member of the Gilead United Methodist church, the Gilead Masonic lodge and the Rochester American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. James (Edith) GLASFORD, R.R. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Vince (Mildred) BOGUNIA, South Bend; a son, Chester CRUM, Plymouth; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

Zella M. Robins

Mrs. Zella M. ROBINS, 90, Chili, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.

Mrs. Robins was born May 16, 1888 in Denver to James W. and Sarah COVER KERSCHNER and had lived in Chili since 1944.  Her marriage was March 21, 1906 in South Bend to Ray M. ROBINS who died Oct. 8, 1954.  She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Everett [ROBINS], Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Lucile) BARTLETT, Mcy; Mrs. Bower (Foseleen) DAY, Macy; Mrs. Robert (Ruby) WALKER, Wabash, and Mrs. Marion (Gaythal) BOSWELL, Marion; twenty-one grandchildren, and thirty-one great-grandchildren.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Grandstaff funeral home, Roann, with the Rev. C. W. JOHNSTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Agnes Ream

Mrs. Agnes REAM, San Diego, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon at her residence.

She had lived about 30 years in San Diego, after moving from Rochester.  She was married to George REAM, who survives.  Mrs. Ream was a member of a Catholic church at San Diego.

Surviving with the husband are a son, George [REAM], who lives in Idaho; a daughter, Michaele [REAM]; a mother-in-law, Mrs. Murrel (Ethel) REAM, Rochester; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Harold (Bonieta) BAILEY, Huntington, and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at a Catholic church in San Diego.  Burial will be at the Mount Hope cemetery, San Diego.
Friday, June 2, 1978

 

Della Overmyer

 Mrs. Myrtle Della OVERMYER, 87, Fulton, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Chase Manor after an illness of two years.

Mrs. Overmyer was born Nov. 16, 1890 in Fulton county to Harrison W. and Sarah ROGERS WYNN.  She spent her entire life in Fulton county.  Her marriage was Nov. 6, 1910 in Rochester to Vern OVERMYER who survives.  She was formerly a member of the Richland Center Methodist church.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Emerson [OVERMYER], Fulton; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Arlene) DUBOIS, Tempe, Ariz., and two grandchildren.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Ronald E. KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, June 3, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 5, 1978

 

Gladys M. Deacon

Mrs. Gladys M. DEACON, 74, R.R. 2, Decatur, Mich., died at 8:05 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient for one week.  She had been ill for a month.

She was born Nov. 2, 1903 at Akron to Francis and Ella HISS CAMP.  Her marriage was to Lloyd DEACON, who died in 1942.  She was a retired employee of the Bendix corporation, South Bend, a member of the United Methodist church, Keeler Lake, Mich., the Rose Crioux chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, South Bend, and the Bendix Retiree club.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Izetta LAWITZKE, Decatur, Mich., and a brother, Floyd CAMP, Harbor Beach, Mich.

Services will be at 1 p.m. EST at the Groner funeral home, Dowagiac, Mich., with the Rev. Dan BARKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. EST Tuesday.  Handling the arrangements is the Grossman funeral home, Argos.

 

John Kirk Tyson

John Kirk TYSON, two-year-old grandson of James McALLISTER of Rochester, drowned Sunday in the family swimming pool in Dallas, Texas.

The boy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin TYSON.  The mother, Martha [TYSON], is the daughter of Mr. McAllister.

The couple has two other children.
Earl B. Lowman

Earl B. LOWMAN, 73, Burket, died unexpectedly at 10:55 a.m. Saturday at Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw, after becoming ill at work.

Mr. Lowman was born Dec. 4, 1904 in Claypool to Elmer and Edith BARKER LOWMAN.  He was married March 6, 1928 at Claypool to Veta BOWEN, who survives.  Mr. Lowman was a security guard at Dolton Foundry, Warsaw.

Surviving with the wife are a son, the Rev. Marvin “Hank” LOWMAN, Burket; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Barbara) CAMPBELL, Anderson, and Mrs. Charles (Patricia) DONAWAY, Tucson, Ariz.; three brothers, Willis [LOWMAN], Indianapolis; Artie [LOWMAN], North Manchester, and Orlando [LOWMAN], New Haven; ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Larry TEMPLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Clella D. Fluckey

Clella D. FLUCKEY, 82, R.R. 4, Plymouth (Myers Lake) died unexpectedly at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at his residence.

Mr. Fluckey was born Dec. 28, 1895 at Lakeville to Ira and Minirva HARDY FLUCKEY.  He had lived in the Plymouth area since 1966, moving from Argos.  He was married Nov. 16, 1920 at Tyner to Anna GOHEEN, who survives.  Mr. Fluckey was a retired farmer, World War I veteran and member of the Argos American Legion post.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Owen [FLUCKEY], R.R. 4, Plymouth, and a grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. James CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Hale A. Dawalt

Hale A. DAWALT, 73, R.R. 3, Peru (Mexico) formerly of R.R. 2, Macy, died at 3:15 a.m. Sunday after a three-month illness.

Mr. Dawalt was born Sept. 23, 1904 at Denver to Alonzo and May MILLER DAWALT.  He lived in Mexico two years, moving there from Macy.  His marriage was Feb. 11, 1928 at South Bend to R. Cleo DALZELL, who survives.  Mr. Dawalt was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are a son, David [DAWALT], St. Marys, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary LIVENGOOD, Rochester, and Mrs. Susan BARON, Rolling Prairie; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Glen DAWALT, Niles, Mich.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
C. Henry Swayer

C. Henry SWAYER, 76, Mexico, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru, after a four-year illness.

Mr. Swayer was born Feb. 22, 1922 at Malta, Mont.  He was married Nov. 26, 1924 to Edna C. MILLER.  He was a former employee of the Wabash Railroad and former supervisor of the Mexico Church of the Brethren home.

Surviving are two sons, Byron [SWAYER], Chicago, and Charles [SWAYER], Orleans; two daughters, Mrs. Erma BOWYER, Peru, and Mrs. Gertrude HIERS, Mexico; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Mexico Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at the McDain funeral home, Denver, from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Verna Guise

Mrs. Verna GUISE, 91, South Bend, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Healthwin hospital, South Bend.

Mrs. Guise was born April 22, 1887 in Fulton county to Stephen and Leota SCHLONAGER BRUCE.  Her marriage was Dec. 24, 1906 to Earl C. GUISE, who died Feb. 16, 1951.  She was a member of the First Christian church, South Bend.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leota THOMPSON, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Blanche ASH, Florida; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  A son, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harrison garden chapel at Kewanna with Charles BARRINGTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Byron Scott Ruggles

Byron Scott RUGGLES, 6, son of Byron and Lynn TURK RUGGLES, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 8:55 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital, South Bend, following a month-long illness.

He was born Nov. 14, 1971 at Three Rivers, Mich., and had lived at Tippecanoe five years.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Staci [RUGGLES], and two brothers, Steven and Joshua [RUGGLES], all at home; a maternal grandfather, Charles GRAVES, and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ethel GILCHER, both of Winter Haven, Fla., and a maternal great-grandfather, Earl GRAVES, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be at Summit Chapel, southeast of Bourbon.  There will be no calling hours.
Wednesday, June 7, 1978

 

Anna M. McEvoy

Mrs. Anna Mae McEVOY, 45, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for six weeks.  She had been the Fulton county health nurse since 1972.

Mrs. McEvoy was born Nov. 18, 1932 in Noble county to French and Dorothy ZIMMERMAN LAWSON.  The mother survives in Ligonier.  She had lived in this area for 10 years, coming from Marion.  On Nov. 24, 1959, she married James R. McEVOY in Wabash.  He died March 21, 1972.  She was a member of the U.S. Air Force reserve, a graduate of the Lutheran hospital, Chicago, where she received her R.N. degree April 26, 1958.

She was also a member of the American Medical association; the Indiana Registered Nurses association; Visiting Nurses association; Ladies of the Moose; Auxiliary of the F.O.E.; Parents Without Partners, and an Emergency Medical technician instructor in Fulton county.

Surviving with the mother is a daughter, Melissa [McEVOY], and a son, James H. [McEVOY], both at home; a sister, Mrs. Carson (Barbara) SLONE, Ligonier; four brothers, Dwight [LAWSON], Ligonier; Robert Wayne [LAWSON], Charleston, S.D.; Fred [LAWSON], Goshen, and Kenneth [LAWSON], Churubusco.  A brother, Rodger [LAWSON], and the father preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Father Harold WELLER will officiate.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and until time of services on Friday.

 

Thursday, June 8, 1978

 

Royal K. Brown

Royal Kent BROWN, 86, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 12:20 a.m. today at the Wabash Health Care Center following an illness of over two months.

Mr. Brown was born Nov. 30, 1891 at Silver Lake to Owen Frank and Vada SPANGLE BROWN.  He was a lifetime resident of the Silver Lake area.  His marriage was July 15, 1916 at St. Joseph, Mich. to Ella ULREY, who died in May, 1970.  He was a member of the Center United Methodist church near Silver Lake.

Surviving are a son, Bruce [BROWN], Elmhurst, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Delmer (Margret) CLARK, Silver Lake; Mrs. Cornelius (Irene) SURFACE, Claypool, and Mrs. Richard (Beth) SLAYBAUGH, Akron; thirteen grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Center United Methodist church near Silver Lake with the Rev. Ray ARMSTRONG officiating.  Burial will be in the Lakeview cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday, all day Saturday at the Strong funeral home, Silver Lake, and at the church for one hour before services.
Friday, June 9, 1978

 

Phillip W. Rouch

Phillip W. ROUCH, 43, was found dead at his residence in Fox Lake, Ill., Thursday morning.  He had not been ill and his death was unexpected.

He was born March 15, 1936 in Fulton to Verd and Florence LEAR ROUCH.  He was unmarried and had lived several years in Fox Lake, where he was a nursing home employee.  He had attended Rochester high school and was a member of Trinity United Methodist church.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Alice) THORPE, South Bend, Mrs. Ray (Margaret) BOWEN, Lakeville, and Mrs. Paul (Elfrida) EDWARDS, Brooksville, Fla., and a brother, Kenneth ROUCH, Muskegon, Mich.  A brother, Wilbur [ROUCH], preceded in death.

Graveside rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fulton cemetery by the Rev. John LOUTHAIN.  Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton from 10 a.m. Monday until the hour of the services.

 

Dolan P. Ritter

Dolan P. RITTER, 72, Tucson, Ariz., a 30-year Rochester resident, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday in Tucson General hospital after an extended illness.

He was born April 20, 1906 in Fulton county and had lived in Tucson for 21 years.  He was married Aug. 15, 1936 in Rochester to Hester STWALLEY, who survives.  He retired in 1956 from the Bendix corporation in South Bend.  He was a member of the Mishawaka Masonic lodge and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend.

Surviving with the wife are three sisters, Mrs. Goldie Fay SMITSON, Peru; Mrs. Fern DORSETT, Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. Lola RHOADES, Fort Wayne, and two brothers, Carl J. [RITTER], LaMesa, Cal., and Ralph W. [RITTER], Lafayete.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Palmer Memorial chapel, Lakeville, with the Rev. Ellwood K. SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  The Masonic lodge will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel.

 

Saturday, June 10, 1978

 

[no obits]
Monday, June 12, 1978

 

Fannie A. Stanton

Mrs. Fannie A. STANTON, 84, Athens, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn hospital after an illness of several years. Mrs. Stanton was born Nov. 17, 1893 in Miami county to Samuel and Sarah BERGER.  She was a 47-year resident of Athens, moving from Miami county.  She was married May 12, 1914 at Mexico to Edgar C. STANTON, who survives.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist church and the Sunshine Circle.

Surviving with the husband are two sone, Edward L. [STANTON], Athens, and Charles E. [STANTON], Bradenton, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Caroline) RHODES, San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel CHAPMAN, Peru.  A sister preceded in death.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Ralph T. Lukens

Ralph T. LUKENS, 85, Venice, Fla., died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

Mr. Lukens was born March 13, 1893 at Disko to Lincoln and Mary TILLMAN LUKENS.  He was a lifelong resident of the Akron area except for last several months in Florida.  His first marriage was in 1910 to Maude DRUDGE, who died in April, 1944.  His second marriage was in November, 1959 to Mildred E. THOMPSON, who survives.  He was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge, the Scottish Rite oif Fort Wayne, the Mizpah Temple, Fort Wayne, the Order of the Eastern Star of Akron, and the Royal Arch Masons of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. George (Juana) SHEETZ, R.R. 2, Akron; a son, Jack [LUKENS], Elkhart; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank [LUKENS], Akron, and a sister, Mrs. Marie HUNTER, Roann.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Garth IREY officiating.  Burial will be at the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Walter L. Burkett

Walter L. BURKETT, 74, 916 Monroe street, died at 12:01 a.m. today at his residence following an illness of one year.  Mr. Burkett was born Sept. 8, 1903 at Richland Center to William and Martha DUDGEON BURKETT. He was a lifetime resident of Richland Center with the exception of the last year in Rochester.  His marriage was April 24, 1925 in Cassopolis, Mich., to Mildred V. HAGGERTY, who survives.  Mr. Burkett was a retired farmer and member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge, the Mount Horeb Encampment of Rochester, and the Fulton County Fish and Game club.  He was a past director of the Fulton County REMC.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Dick [BURKETT], R.R. 3, Rochester; Don [BURKETT], R.R. 2, Rochester, and Jerry [BURKETT], Rochester; a granddaughter, Jeralyn BURKETT; six grandsons, Bill, Pat, Mike, Dave, Randy and Jay [BURKETT], all of Rochester, and five great-grandchildren.  A sister, Mrs. Esther MOW, died Jan. 3, 1977.

Servies will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 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 from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday.  The Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct servides at 8 p.m. Tuesday.  The family has requested memorials other than flowers be donated to the American Cancer Society.


 

Tuesday, June 13, 1978 to Wednesday, June 14, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, June 15, 1978

 

Cecil F. Engle

Cecil F. “Jake” ENGLE, 63, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday on the west side of Bruce Lake after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Engle was born Aug. 24, 1914 in Pulaski county to Frank and Evelyn BRUCE ENGLE.  His marriage was Oct. 16, 1938 at Kokomo to Bessie MOLLENCUPP, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter and member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.

Surviving with the wife are three sisters, Mrs. Grace CALDWELL, Bunker Hill; Mrs. Frances HURLBURT, Kewanna, and Mrs. Stella LaVIOLETTE, Kewanna; a brother, James ENGLE, Monterey, and several nieces and nephews.  Five brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, at the Harrison Garden Chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Ron PRILLIMAN and the Rev. Kenneth BROAD officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Friday, June 16, 1978

 

Pearl Kerlin

Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Center United Methodist church in Silver Lake for Mrs. Pearl KERLIN, 80, Silver Lake, who died Thursday at 8:08 a.m. at Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital after a short illness.

The Rev. Ray ARMSTRONG will officiate and burial will be in the Lakeview cemetery at Silver Lake.  Friends may call at the Strong funeral home at Silver Lake from 7 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday, and Sunday at the church an hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Kerlin was born Feb. 5, 1898, in Clay township of Kosciusko county, the daughter of Frank and Etta WARREN HILL.  Her marriage was July 4, 1921, at St. Joseph, Mich., to Russell KERLIN, who survives.  Mr. Kerlin has been associated with Kerlin Motor and Tractor Sales in Silver Lake for over 50 years.

Mrs. Kerlin was a lifetime resident of the Silver Lake community and a member of the Center church.

Also surviving are four sons, Dean [KERLIN], Beaver Dam Lake; Kenneth and Ted [KERLIN], both of Silver Lake, and Ed [KERLIN], Warsaw; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Merl (Georgia) FITTON, Claypool, and Mrs. Mary SHOEMAKER, Silver Lake.  Two other sisters preceded in death.
Saturday, June 17, 1978

 

R. Carl Quick

Robert Carl QUICK, 82, formerly of Rochester, died at 4 a.m. today in an Orlando, Fla., hospital after an illness of several months.

At one time, he was one of the state’s largest livestock dealers.

Survivors include the wife, Esther [QUICK], Winter Garden, Fla., and a son, Robert C. QUICK, Rochester.

Services are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  Details are to be arranged.

 

Arthur F. Brubaker

Arthur F. BRUBAKER, 67, 330 Jefferson street, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday in Canterbury Manor nursing home.  He had been ill for 1 1/2 years.

He was born Dec. 9, 1910 in Rochester to Claude J. and Vada May ZINK BRUBAKER, Sr., and had resided all his life in this area.  He was married Dec. 2, 1939 in Logansport to Thelma E. DeWALD, who survives.  He retired in 1976 as plant superintendent of the Rochester Telephone company, where he had been employed for 36 years.  He was a member of the Rochester American Legion post and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Linda) SMITH, Washington, Ind., and Mrs. Max (Ann) HOLLOWAY, Rochester; a son, James E. [BRUBAKER], Rochester; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Henrietta) FERGUSON, Rochester; a brother, Claude BRUBAKER, Jr., Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were the parents and a sister.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Maurice HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Monday.  The Rochester American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Heart association.

 

Othel A. Owens

Mrs. Othel Alberta OWENS, 96, Macy, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday in Canterbury Manor nursing home, where she had been a patient for three years.  She had been in failing health for one year.

She was born Jan. 19, 1882 in the Mount Olive community of Fulton county to Jay and Jane KOCHENDERFER ABBOTT and had lived most of her life in the Macy community.  She was married Feb. 28, 1900 in Peru to Harry B. OWENS, who died in 1960.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edna B ASH, R.R. 1, Macy; a grandson, Richard O. BASH, Mexico, and a sister, Mrs. Della VanDALSEN, Macy.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. James O’DELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Macy Plainview cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Monday.
Monday, June 19, 1978

 

Robert Carl Quick

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Robert Carl QUICK, 82, Winter Garden, Fla., who died at 4 a.m. Saturday in the West Orange Memorial hospital, Orlando, Fla., after an illness of several months.

The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

R. Carl QUICK was born in Fulton county July 3, 1895 to Philo and Ruth BRIGGS QUICK and lived in this area until moving to Winter Garden 18 years ago.  He was married in March of 1935 to Esther LENTNER, who survives.  He was a retired livestock dealer.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert C. QUICK.

 

Hubert J. Whittenberger

Hubert J. WHITTENBERGER, 67, College Square Apartments, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. Saturday at his residence after an illness of several weeks.

He was born Jan. 10, 1911 in the Mount Zion neighborhood to Milton and Victoria CHASTAIN WHITTENBERGER and resided most of his life in the Rochester area.  He was a 1928 graduate of Rochester high school.

Surviving are two brothers, John L. [WHITTENBERGER], Rochester, and Milton L. [WHITTENBERGER], Warrenton, Mo., and a sister, Mary E. WHITTENBERGER, Lafayette.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Thomas Hopkins

Thomas HOPKINS, 53, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 8 p.m. Saturday in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital.  He had been ill since Wednesday.

He was born April 21, 1925 in Floyd county, Ky., to Wiley and Mary ARNETT HOPKINS and had lived in the Akron area since 1943, moving there from Kentucky.  He was married May 16, 1941 in Warsaw to Osie SHEPARD, who survives.  He was a farmer and a veteran of World War II.

Suviving with the wife are two sons, Tom [HOPKINS], Jr., R.R. 1, Macy, and Donnie [HOPKINS], at home three daughters, Mrs. Connie SAGUN, Akron; Carol and Mary [HOPKINS], both at home; a grandchild; four brothers, George [HOPKINS], Claypool; John [HOPKINS], North Judson; Joe [HOPKINS], Rochester, and Glen [HOPKINS], Huntington, and three sisters, Mrs. Lessie WADDLE, Columbus, O.; Mrs. Wylie (Martha) BAILEY, North Judson, and Mrs. Woodrow (Virgie) SAYLERS, Royalton, Ky.  Preceding in death were five brothers and five sisters.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. James HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron from 2 p.m. today until noon Tuesday and at the church for one hour before services.
I. Lee Mullins

I. Lee MULLINS, 79, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 1:10 a.m. today at the Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw.  He had been ill since Wednesday.

He was born June 8, 1899 in Peru to John and Clara Belle COURSEY MULLINS and had lived in the Tippecanoe area 48 years, moving from South Bend.  He was a retired farmer.  He was married Jan. 12, 1919 in Rochester to Elsie May WINN, who survives.  He was a member of the Tippecanoe Community church.

Also surviving are a son, John [MULLINS], Etna Green; five daughters, Mrs. Fred (Mary Belle) CONNORS, Williamstown, Mass.; Mrs. Gerald (Joan) LEFFERT, Argos; Mrs. Eugene (Betty) WEIRICK, Warsaw; Mrs. Eugene (Barbara) WESTAFER, Bourbon, and Mrs. John (Sharon) ROBINSON, Lakeville; nineteen grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Ellsworth McKAY, Englewood, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tippecanoe community church with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe cemetery.  Friends may call at the King memorial home in Mentone after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday and then at the church for one hour before services.

 

John H. See

John Howard SEE, 59, 815 Gardenside street, Greencastle, died Sunday in Greencastle.

He was born Dec. 24, 1918 in Macy and taught school in Macy, Gilead and Akron before moving to Greencastle to teach.  He was a graduate of Macy high school, Manchester college and Indiana university.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard SEE, Macy; the wife; three sons; a daughter; a brother, Robert SEE, Greeley, Colo., and a sister, Mrs. Josief CARDONA, Rochester.

Services are pending at the Whittaker funeral home in Greencastle.  Memorials may be made to the Multiple Scleriosis Foundation.

 

Tuesday, June 20, 1978

 

[no obits]
Wednesday, June 21, 1978

 

Stanley K. Malott,

Jana L. Malott

Charles R. Iricks and

Garfield Love

Four persons, including a husband and wife, were killed late Tuesday night when a car heading the wrong way on U.S. 31 crashed head-on into another car 3 1/2 miles south of Peru.

Killed were Stanley Kevin MALOTT, 23, 5756 West 42nd street, Indianapolis, and his wife Jana Lynn MALOTT, 20, and Charles R. IRICKS, 29, Logansport, and Garfield LOVE, 52, Logansport.

Police said Iricks’ car was headed north in a southbound lane of the four-lane highway and collided with the Malott auto which was passing another vehicle.  There were no survivors.

Stanley Kevin MALOTT was born Oct. 15, 1954, in Rochester to Ronald D. and Eleanor LEININGER MALOTT, who reside at 611 East street, North Manchester.  Mr. Malott was a medical student at Indiana university medical center, Indianapolis, and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.  He was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist church and was a 1976 graduate of DePauw university, Greencastle, and a 1972 graduate of Manchester high school.  He and his wife were married May 28, 1977 in North Manchester.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Timothy [MALOTT], Michigan City, and a sister, Mary [MALOTT], North Manchester.

Mrs. Jana Lynn MALOTT was born July 8, 1957 in Wabash to Wayne and Coleen WARREN FRESHOUR, who reside at R.R. 2, Silver Lake.  She was a registered nurse at Winona hospital, Indianapolis, where she had worked for about a year.  She was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist church, a 1977 graduate of the Parkview school of nursing and a 1974 graduate of Manchester high school.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Steven FRESHOUR, R.R. 2, Silver Lake, and a sister, Mrs. William (Debra) MORRIS, R.R. 3, North Manchester.

A double service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Manchester United Methodist church with the Rev. Carl LEMNAR officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call at the DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, after 7 p.m. Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and until the time of the service Saturday.

 

Daniel Eric Leininger

Daniel Eric LEININGER, 12, 13090 Torrey road, Fenton, Mich., was killed Monday at 4:30 p.m. on Lake Fenton, Mich., when a speedboat crashed into the canoe he was riding.

He was born Jan. 21, 1966 in Rochester to Terry and Cindy NEWMAN LEININGER, who survive.  He had lived in Fenton six years moving from Rochester.  He was in the sixth grade at Torrey Hill elementary school and was a member of the Fenton little league team.

Surviving with the parents are three sister, Denise, Lorrie and Mishay [LEININGER], all at home three brothers, Adam K., Tony J. and Gary [LEININGER], all at home; a grandfather, Ernest NEWMAN, Rochester; a grandmother, Mrs. Joan DOCHERTY, Pontiac, Mich., and the paternal grandparents, Omer and Elnora LEININGER, Akron.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bowles and Son funeral home, Linden, Mich.  Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery, Fenton.  Friends may call until 9:30 p.m. today and until the time of service Thursday.
Thursday, June 22, 1978

[no obits]

 

Friday, June 23, 1978

 

Gawain M. Funk

Gawain M. FUNK, 68, R.R. 5, Plymouth, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following an illness of five years.

Mr. Funk was born Aug. 9, 1909 at Baughsville, O., to John and Nellie HEISTAND FUNK.  His marriage was June 1, 1945 to Evelyn MILLER, who survives.  He was retired from the McCord corporation, Plymouth, where he had worked for 30 years.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Neysha JACKSON, Argos; two sons, Jerry [FUNK], Idaho, and Terry [FUNK], Plymouth; a brother, Vernon [FUNK], New Jersey; a sister, Mrs. Ursel ROTONDO, San Francisco, Cal., and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Van Gilder funeral home, Plymouth, with the Rev. E. R. MINIGER officiatng.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday.

 

Saturday, June 24, 1978

 

Louis A. Foster

Louis Adrain FOSTER, 67, 2832 Bonny Brook Lane, Waukegan, Ill., died at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth hospital, Waukegan, where he had been a patient for a week.  He had been ill for two years.

Mr. Foster was born Oct. 28, 1910 in Tiosa to William and Margaret DUDGEON FOSTER.  He had lived most of his adult life in Waukegan, moving from Rochester.  His marriage was in 1934 in Waukegan to Madelyn SHARRON, who survives.  He was retired from Johnson Motor company, Waukegan.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Ronald [FOSTER], Rockford, Ill.; two granddaughters, a brother, George [FOSTER], Swannanoa, N.C.; six sisters, Mrs. Ruth BRANSTRATOR, Bradenton, Fla.; Mrs. Mabel DREW, Dearfield Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Ethel KIRKPATRICK, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Wayne (Margaret) KISTLER, R.R. 3, Rochester, Mrs. Lee (Kathryn) MOORE, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Roger (Jean) KENT, Fulton, and nieces and nephews.  Three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Gurnee funeral home, Gurnee, Ill.  Burial will be in the Warren cemetery, Gurnee.  Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening.
Monday, June 26, 1978

 

Jessie L. Moyer

Jessie Lee MOYER, 73, Silver Lake, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community hospital after being seriously ill for three weeks.

Mr. Moyer was born April 23, 1905 at Wabash to Robert and Trua SANDERSON MOYER.  Most of his life was spent in the Silver Lake area.  He was married Aug. 14, 1925 at Akron to Bertha EASTERDAY, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and Silver Lake town marshal for 16 years.  He also had served as the town marshal for Pierceton for five years.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Herbert (MOYER], North Manchester, and Merdith [MOYER], Silver Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (May) CONLEY, and Mrs. Thelma BLUE, both of Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred SNYDER, Columbia City, and Mrs. Buelah SEE, Macy; a brother, Wayne [MOYER], Roann; twelve grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  A son, two grandchildren and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be Wednesday at1:30 p.m. at the Strong funeral home, Silver Lake, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be at the Laketon cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until time of services on Wednesday.

 

Almeda Bryan

Mrs. Almeda BRYAN, 82, 209 Sycamore street, Medway, O., died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, O., after an illness of two years.

She was born in Indiana April 6, 1896.

Surviving are a husband, Walter R. BRYAN, Medway; a son, Kennedy [BRYAN], Fairborn, O.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy OVERMYER, Wisconsin, and a sister, Mrs. Esther HESS, Delaware, O.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Trostel-Chapman funeral home, New Carlisle, O.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery at 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Bessie B. Berry

Mrs. Bessie B. BERRY, 90, Argos, died at 1:15 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth, following a five-month illness.

Mrs. Berry was born March 6, 1888 at Bourbon to John and Almina RUBBLE FILAR.  She had lived most of her life in the Argos area.  Her marriage was July 22, 1911 in Evanston, Ill., to Chet BERRY who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Miss Betty BERRY, Northfield, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Cleta SCHAFEHEN, Schaumburg, Ill.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until the time of services Wednesday.  Memorials may be given to the Hadley School for the Blind, Winnetka, Ill.
Tuesday, June 27, 1978

 

Hershel Jacob Teel

Hershel Jacob “Hody” TEEL, 59, Mentone, died at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, following surgery.

He was born Jan. 19, 1919 to Harley D. and Snowden KESLER TEEL in Mentone, where he was a lifetime resident.  He was married to Mary E. WITHAM on Oct. 23, 1938.  He and his wife owned and operated Teel’s restaurant in Mentone.  He was a member of the United Methodist church in Mentone.

Surviving are the wife; the mother, five sons, Larry and James [TEEL], Warsaw; Richard and David [TEEL], Mentone, and Tommy [TEEL], of Texas; a brother, John A. TEEL, Mentone, and 19 grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, June 28, 1978

 

Frank A. Swanson

Frank August SWANSON, 66, formerly of 1223 Franklin avenue,, died at 12:38 a.m. today at the Home hospital in Lafayette.  He had been a resident of the Soldiers Home, Lafayette, since 1969 and had been in failing health for the past 12 years.

Mr. Swanson was born Jan. 11, 1912 at Brookston to August and Belle MOORE SWANSON and lived in the Rochesgter area since 1920.  He was an employee of former Crystal Dairy, Rochester, and an army veteran of World War II and wasa baptized in the Lutheran church but was never a member.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Edna DICKSON, Lakeville; Mrs. Norman (Ruby) DICKSON, R.R. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Lee (Romona) JOHNSON, Winona Lake; two brothers, Carl [SWANSON], rochester, and Albert [SWANSON], Warsaw, and nieces and nephews.  Three brothers, John, Lynden and Harold [SWANSON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth PETERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Athens, where graveside rites will be held by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Friday.
Thursday, June 29, 1978

 

Albert R. Hall

Albert Reginald “Rex” HALL, 65, Clay City, Ky., died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Good Samaritan hospital, Lexington, Ky., following an eight-month illness.

Mr. Hall was born Dec. 24, 1912 at Roslyn, Ky., to Thomas C. and Henrietta SKIDMORE HALL.  He was a former resident of Rochester and was married to Marie PATTON, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, David, Corwin and Bobby Joe [HALL]; two daughters, Mrs. Marlyn PENCE and Mrs. Kym CURTIS; and a grandchild, all of Clay City; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Dorothy) KNOX, Stanton, Ky., and Mrs. Edwin (Nancy) LOCKRIDGE, Mount Sterling, Ky., and a brother, Kenneth W. [HALL], Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Wells funeral home, Clay city.  Burial will be in the Machpelah cemetery, Mount Sterling.

 

George R. Noonan

George R. NOONAN, 62, R.R. 5 (Newcastle township), Rochester, died at 1:09 a.m. today at Riverview hospital, Noblesville, where he had been a patient since Tuesday following a heart attack.

Born Feb. 18, 1916 in Fulton county to Robert and Hazel GREEN NOONAN, he had lived his entire life in the Rochester area.  His marriage was July 13, 1940 in Rochester to Dorothy ROTTMILLER, who survives.  Mr. Noonan was a farmer and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church, Cicero.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Wendy [NOONAN], at home, and Mrs. Gudger (Kathy) MERRILL, Andersonville, N.C.; two sons, Pat [NOONAN], Rochester, and Mike [NOONAN], Edmore, Mich., six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Louise HAHAN, Walton, Ky., and a brother, Merrill [NOONAN], Charlestown.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with Randal MURPHY officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 Saturday and until the time of services on Sunday.

 

Eunice Coleman

Mrs. Eunice COLEMAN, 85, 617 Fairview avenue, South Bend, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient for three weeks.

Mrs. Coleman was born June 15, 1893 in Hoopston, Ill., to A. D. and Loriella KIRKPATRICK POENIX and moved to Rochester when she was a child.  She was a graduate of the former Rochester college and was married in 1916 to Clarence “Pete” COLEMAN who died in 1975.  She had lived in South Bend 36 years, moving from near Fulton.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hugh (Rachel) SANDERS, South Bend; two grandsons, Pete [SANDERS], South Bend, and Steve [SANDERS], Smithtown, N.Y.; three great-grandchildren; a nephew, Bob POENIX, Deer River, Minn., and a niece, Mrs. Allene BIDDINGER, Rochester.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Guisinger Colonial Chapel, 3718 South Michigan street, South Bend.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 2:30 p.m.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Leroy W. Harman

Leroy W. HARMAN, 65, formerly of Wabash, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Logansport state hospital where he had been a patient and in failing health for two years.

Mr. Harman was born Feb. 18, 1913 in Akron to Frank and Fern KRIEG HARMAN.  He had lived in Wabash 35 years moving from Akron.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Marie JULIAN, Mrs. Clifford RAMER and Mrs. David (Patricia) JONES, and six brothers, Joseph, Gordon, and Lewis [HARMAN] of Wabash, and Oscar [HARMAN], Roann; Lester [HARMAN], Milwaukee, Wis., and Robert [HARMAN], Akron.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Eddingfield Mortuary, Wabash, with the Rev. Steven AILES officiating.  Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, July 1, 1978

 

Cecil Wilson

Eliza Wilson and

Susan Hayes

Cecil WILSON, 62, and his wife, Eliza [WILSON], 63, R,R, 1, Kewanna, were killed in a three-car accident at Ind. 22 and a Howard county road  5 1/2 miles west of Kokomo Friday afteroon.

Another person was killed and two others were injured in the crash.

State police said that the Wilson car was struck head-on by a car driven by Mrs. Susan HAYES, 29, Kokomo, who also was killed.

Officers said Mrs. Hayes was stopped on the county road for the state road when her car was hit from the rear by a car driven by Rex NIMMO, address unknown.

The impact knocked Mrs. Hayes’ car onto Ind. 22, where it collided with the Wilson auto. Mrs. Hayes’ children, Michael [WILSON], 6, and David [WILSON], 2, were hospitalized,].  Nimmo was not hurt.

 

Della E. Van Dalsen

Mrs. Della E. Van DALSEN, 90, Macy, died at 11 p.m. Friday, at Canterbury Manor nursing home following a month-long illness.

Mrs. Van Dalsen was born July 29, 1887 in the Mount Olive community of Fulton county to Jay and Jane KOCHENDERFER ABBOTT and lived her entire life in the Macy area.  Her marriage was in February of 1910 to Russell Van DALSEN who preceded her in death.  She was a member of the United Methodist church, Macy.

Surviving are four sons, Joseph M. and Deveral N. [Van DALSEN], Macy; Kenneth J. [Van DALSEN], Brookville;  Richard P. [Van DALSEN], Punta Gorda, Fla.; nine grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Two sisters preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday.
Monday, July 3, 1978

 

Herman A. Weir

Herman A. WEIR, 85, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, where he was admitted Friday.

Mr. Weir was born June 8, 1893 in Richland township to George and Sarah MOW WEIR and had spent most of his life in the Richland Center community.  He was married Jan. 10, 1915 in Peru to Pearl M. RALSTIN, who survives.

Mr. Weir was a retired carpenter and member of the Richland Center United Methodist church and the Peru Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary A. WEIR, Huntington; three grandchildren, H. Andrew WEIR, Mrs. Tim (Margaret Anne) LAWRENCE, both of Huntington, and Mrs. Phil (Anita) ROHRER, DeGraff, O.; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Howard A. WEIR, R.R. 3, Rochester.  A son, daughter, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 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 from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday.

 

Wilma L. Ball

Miss Wilma L. BALL, 66, Leiters Ford, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday at her residence following an illness of a number of years.

Miss Ball was born Jan. 3, 1912 near Leiters Ford to Eli and Amanda REISCH BALL.  She was a lifelong resident of Leiters Ford and was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Chloe SMITH, Leiters Ford; a berother, Walter [BALL], Fulton, and nieces and nephews.  A sister, Mrs. Carrie CAMPBELL, died March 24.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist church with the Rev. William McCLINTOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, from   9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour before services.

 

Marie Dawson

Mrs. Marie DAWSON, 80, formerly of R.R. 2, Akron, died Saturday evening at the Freeport Manor nursing home where she had lived for several years.

Mrs. Dawson was born Aug. 17, 1897 at Akron to Charles and Ella MOORE DRUDGE.  Her marriage was June 14, 1917 to John A. DAWSON, who died in 1959.  She spent her entire life in Newcastle township with the exception of one year in North Dakota when she was first married.  She was a member of the Newcastle Township Farm Bureau Women’s Society, the Olive Bethel Church of God, Akron, and the Women’s Missionary Society at the church.

Surviving are a son, John [DAWSON], Jr., Akron; four daughters, Mrs. Marshall (Nancy) ALLMAN, West Lafayette; Mrs. Al (Merryanne) KIBBLER, Freeport, Ill.; Ruth DAWSON, South Pasadena, Cal., and Mrs. Ken (Ester) DOWNING, Redondo Beach, Cal., and twelve grandchildren.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Olive Bethel Church of God, Akron, with the Rev. Ted DEAL officiating and assisted by the Rev. Hubert JOHNSTON.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home, Akron after 2 p.m. Tuesday.


 

Tuesday, July 4, 1978

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Wednesday, July 5, 1978

 

Ronald G. Moore

Ronald G. MOORE, 24, Akron, became Fulton county’s fourth traffic fatality of the year Tuesday when the motorcycle he was riding slammed into the back of a pick-up truck at 12:35 p.m. on Ind. 19, south of Division Road.

Moore was pronounced dead of a fractured skull by county coroner Junior GOOD.

Moore was driving his motorcycle north and had just completed passing a string of cars when his cycle hit the back of a pick-up truck turning left off Ind. 19, driven by Herman U. YSBERG, 70, Rochester.

Damage was $600 to the truck and $750 to the cycle.

The accident was investigated by State Trooper Randy TRIER and County Deputy Richard PETERSON.

The last fatal accident in Fulton county occurred on April 20 on U.S. 31.

Mr. Moore was born March 30, 1954 in Rochester to Norman W. and Cornelia STERK MOORE, Sr., both of whom survive.  He was married July 7, 1975 in Akron to Karen Sue YAZEL, who survives.

A lifetime resident of the Akron area, Moore was employed at the Rochester Metal Products company.  He was discharged from the U.S. Army March 24, after two tours of service.

Surviving with the wife and parents are a two-year-old daughter, Brandi Sue [MOORE]; three brothers, Norman [MOORE], Jr., Chris and Mark [MOORE], and two sisters, Sheryl and Monique [MOORE], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clair MOORE, Rochester, and a matrnal grandfather, Cornelius STERK, Akron.  A meternal grandmother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Akron United Methodist church with the Rev. Garth D. IREY officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, and at the church one hour prior to services Thursday.

 

Firmer Glassley

Firmer GLASSLEY, 57, Ventura, Cal., formerly of Rochester, died in Ventura Sunday of a heart attack.

He was born January, 1921 to Jesse and Myrtle GLASSLEY.  The mother survives and lives in the Warren Memorial Home and the father preceded him in death.  He was a graduate of Rochester high school.

Surviving with the mother are a wife, Marquerite [GLASSLEY], Ventura; a son, William [GLASSLEY], Vermont; a sister, Mrs. Bill (Alberta) DAVIS, Mayer, Ariz., and a brother, Robert GLASSLEY, Westville.

Services are to be held sometime Friday in Ventura.
Alma White

Mrs. Alma WHITE, 52, one of the first lady directors of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and a former chairman of the Rochester Retail Merchants Association and Christmas Decorations committee, died of pneumonia at 6:18 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient since June 25.

Mrs. White was the proprietor of the Book Store and had been ill for the past seven months.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic church, Elks Ladies Golf association and the Women of the Moose.

She was born July 23, 1925 in East Chicago to Anthony Frank and Marina Lucy PICCOLIN FONTANEVE and has lived in Rochester for 32 years.  The mother survives and lives in Rochester; the father died March 10.  Her first marriage was May 13, 1949 to Alden LICHTENWALTER who died Sept. 5, 1972.  Her second marriage was Aug. 15, 1975 to Tom M. WHITE who survives.

Surviving with the husband and mother are a daughter, Mrs. Paul D. (Peggy) WAGONER, Fairfax, Va.; a step-daughter, Liz WHITE, Rochester; a step-son, Tommy Joe WHITE, Rochester; three grandchildren, Scott, Craig and Kristen WAGONER, all of Fairfax, and a sister, Mrs. John (Grace) FIGLIO, Rochester.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home followed by ceremonial rites by the Ladies of the Moose at 8 o’clock.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  The Book Store will be closed until Saturday in observance of her death.

 

James D. Umberger

James D. UMBERGER, 51, Four Seasons Mobile Homes Estate, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

He was born on Aug. 20, 1926 in Kosciusko county to Charles and Sarah (STAGGS) UMBERGER who both preceded in death.  He moved here from Kosciusko county where he had resided for 20 years.  He was married on April 7, 1973, in Rochester to Mary Jane MYERS, who survives.

He had worked for Public Service Indiana before retiring in 1975, for 17 years.  He was a member of the Burket United Methodist church.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European theater.  He was a member of the F.O.E. No. 852 in Rochester and the American Legion Post in Rochester.

Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Twilla) SMITH, Rochester; a son, Larry [UMBERGER] of Birmingham, Ala.; three grandchildren, five step-children, twenty-three step-grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence [UMBERGER], of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Alan VALENTINE of Adrian, Mich.  One sister and one step-daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be at the Rossville cemetery.  The American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.  Friends may call fom 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday.
Thursday, July 6, 1978

 

Hester M. Krouse

Mrs. Hester Marie KROUSE, 81, 502 Clayton street, died sometime this morning in her sleep at her residence.  She had been in failing health for 15 years.

Mrs. Krouse was born March 8, 1897 in Kosciusko county to George and Minnie BAKER MIKESELL and had lived most of her life in the Rochester area.  Her marriage was August, 1936 at South Bend to Harry F. KROUSE, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a brother, Leonard MIESELL, Signal Mountain, Tenn., and two grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.  Memorials other than the flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Friday, July 7, 1978

 

Caroline Weller

Mrs. Caroline WELLER, 80, Kewanna, died at 5:05 p.m. Thursday in the Winamac nursing home where she had been a resident for four years.

Mrs. Weller was born May 16, 1898 in Kewanna to Isaac E. and Minnie D. LEBO BAIR and lived in the Kewanna area all her life.  Her marriage was Nov. 20, 1916 in Rochester to Claude V. WELLER, who died July 18, 1954.  Mrs. Weller and her husband operated a greenhouse in Kewanna for 20 years.  She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ and the Ladies Aid.

Surviving are a son, Paul A. “Bud” WELLER, Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Della Mae RATLIFF, Tempe, Ariz.; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  A daughter, four brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at 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. Saturday at the Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, and one hour prior to services at the chrurch.

 

Saturday, July 8, 1978

 

Leonard K. Felts

Leonard K. FELTS, Fulton, was found dead Friday afternoon at his residence.  Mr. Felts worked for the Fulton county highway department and services are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home.
Kenneth Eldon Shepherd and

Nancy Sue Shepherd

A Rochester man shot and killed his estranged wife here Friday night, then killed himself with the same gun, state police said.

Kenneth Eldon SHEPHERD, 50, of Indiana avenue, went to the residence of his wife, Nancy Sue SHEPHERD, 49, 1022 Main street, and shot her in the head with a .22 calibre rifle at 7:45 p.m. Friday, state police said.  Then Shepherd put the gun to his own head and pulled the trigger, according to Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD.

The coroner pronounced Shepherd dead at the scene.  Mrs. Shepherd was rushed to Woodlawn hospital by the Fulton County Emergency Medical service.  She died at 8:45 p.m.  The coroner ruled the shooting a homicide, suicide.

State police said the couple had been separated for several weeks and was in the process of divorce proceedings.

Police said the bodies were discovered by friends who were visiting Mrs. Shepherd.  They were in the front of the house when they heard what they thought were firecrackers in the home.

The homicide-suicide was investigated by city officers, Fulton County sheriff’s police, Detective Sergeants Don SMITH and Jim MILLER of the state police and the county coroner.

City Officrs Paul SAYGER and Dennis REICHARD were irst on the scene after receiving the call at 7:56 p.m.

Friends saw Shepherd walk into the house moments before the shooting carrying a long box, said state police Sgt. James HOOVER.  When asked about the box, Shepherd reportedly said that it was “a surprise for Nancy.”

Mrs. Shepherd was born in Rochester Feb. 7, 1929 to Donald F. and Lavonna BAILEY KUMLER.  The father preceded in death; the mother, Mrs. Lavonna STINSON, lives in Rochester.  Mrs. Shepherd resided most of her life in the Rochester area.

Mrs. Shepherd’s first marriage was to Keith SHAFER.  Her second marriage to Shepherd was in May, 1975.  She was employed as clerk-registrar at the Fulton county Department of Health.  Mrs. Shepherd was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving with the mother, are a daughter, Mrs. Alan (Vicki) FULTON, Rochester; two sons, Jack D. SHAFER, Bennington, Vt., and Mark A. SHAFER, Rochester; a granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Anne) CLAY, Rochester; Mrs. Robert (Barbara) McGEE, Rochester, and Mrs. Tom (Patty) TROSTIN, Jackson, Mich.; two brothers, Dean STINSON, Jr., Rapid City, S.D., and Steven A. STINSON, Palm Beach, Fla.; nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

Her funeral services are tentatively set for 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until the time of services Monday.

Shepherd was born Sept. 9, 1927 in Portland to Donald and Madge (AKER] SHEPHERD.  He had lived in Rochester since 1939, moving from Portland.  His first marriage was Agnes LIKINS who preceded him in death.  He was the Fulton county veterans service officer and a member of the American Legion Post 36, Rochester; the Manitou VFW, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

A veteran of World War II, he served aboard a hospital ship as a pharmacist.  During the Korean war, he served at the Quantico Marine base in Virginia.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marshall (Gloria Jean) POTTS, Piggott, Ark.; Mrs. Beth KNOUFF, Rochester, and Mrs. Gale SMITH, Rochester; one son, Greg SHEPHERD, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Madge STEPHEN, Rochester; one brother, Frederick SHEPHERD, Rochester; two half-sisters, Miss Jane STEPHEN, Dallas, Texas; Mrs.


Homer (Marianne) CARR, Akron; six half-brothers, Allen, Sam, Bill STEPHEN, all of Rochester; Roger STEPHEN, Kokomo; George STEPHEN, Akron; Robert STEPHEN, Lafayette.  The father preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and until the time of the service Monday.  The American Legion post will conduct military services at the graveside.

 

Hershel Teel

Hershel TEEL, 70, 4208 24th street West, Bradenton, Fla., died at 6:05 a.m. today in St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka, after a brief illness.

He was born May 19, 1908 in Kosciusko county and had lived in Bradenton for 18 years, moving there from Akron.  He was married Sept. 10, 1936 in Akron to Edith Marie KRIEG, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph CUMMINS, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Jimmy HECKAMAN, Mishswala, and Mrs. Lewis L. MARTIN, Bradenton; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred HARROLD, Mentone, and Mrs. Ruth NOE, North Manchester, and three brothers, Wilvin [TEEL], Akron, and Wilford and Ransford [TEEL], both of Warsaw.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hollis-Palmer funeral home, 2528 Mishawaka avenue, South Bend, with the Rev. Hubert D. JOHNSTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Skyway Memorial Gardes in Bradenton.  Friends may call Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of services.

 

Monday, July 10, 1978

 

Orville J. Long

Orville Jay LONG, 87, formerly of R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday at the Fairview nursing home, Warsaw, where he had been a patient for about 3 1/2 years.

Mr. Long was born Jan. 24, 1891 in Fulton county to Alonzo and Mary Eva SEVERNS LONG and lived his entire life in the Rochester area.  He was married oct. 4, 1916 in Rochester to Mary Edna PETERSON, who lives at Plainview nursing home.  He was a retired farmer and attended the Bethlehem Baptist church.  He was a 50-year member of the Tippecanoe I.O.O.F. lodge.

Surviving with the wife are five sons, Charles [LONG], Rochester; Orville [LONG], Ellenton, Fla.; Merle [LONG], Jeffersonville; Harold [LONG], Plymouth, Mich., and Donald [LONG], Perrysburg, O.; three daughters, Mrs. Alvin (Clara) FINNEY, R.R. 2, Rochestr; Mrs. Maurice (Erma) COPLEN, Akron and Mrs. Wendell (Carol) AZBELL, North Vernon; a brother, Robert [LONG], Niles, Mich.; sixteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, southwest of Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Francis L. Cox

A former Fulton county woman is listed in fair condition today in Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru, after her husband suffered a heart attack and died at the wheel of the car in which they were riding.

Miami county police said the accident occurred at 12:50 p.m. Saturday on Ind. 21 and Miami County Road 400 South when Francis Leslie COX, 75, 347 Harrison avenue, Peru, formerly of Kewanna, failed to make a curve after having a heart attack at the wheel, striking a treet head-on.  Cox’s wife, Betty [COX], was riding in the front seat at the time of the accident.

An autopsy showed Cox died of a heart attack and not of injuries caused in the crash.

Cox was born Sept. 15, 1902 in Michigan to Charles M. and Mary E. COX and lived about a year in Peru after moving from Kewanna.  His first marriage was to Leona M. THARP on Aug. 5. 1922 in Benton Harbor, Mich., and she died Dec. 18, 1972.  His present marriage to Betty DEPURE was May 21, 1977 in Kewanna.  He was a rtired service station operator at the junction of Ind. 17 and 14 and was also retired from Kain’s Trucking, Logansport.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Francis Leslie [COX], Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Merle [COX], R.R. 3, Kewanna; four daughters, Mrs. Frances Leona SCHOENRADT, Walton; Mrs. Darlene WALTON, Lake City, Fla.; Mrs. Carolyn FISHER, Muskegon, Mich., and Mrs. Gwendolyn BESS, Tipton; a brother, Jesse [COX], Holland, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Harold KIFFEY, Key West, Fla., and Mrs. Minnie SMITH, Pullman, Mich.; twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.  A daughter and a brother preceded him in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison Garden Chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Daniel COOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. today.

 

Leonard K. Felts

Services for Leonard K. FELTS, 54, Fulton, were to be today at 1 p.m. at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home in Fulton with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial was to be in the Fulton cemetery.

Mr. Felts was found dead at 1:30 p.m. Friday at his residence after suffering an apparent heart attack.

He was born May 23, 1924 at Richland Center to Harry and Carrie BABCOCK FELTS and spent his entire life in the Fulton area.  He was an employee of the Fulton county highway department, a World War II veteran and a 33-year member of the Rochester American Legion post.

Surviving are a brother, Wayne FELTS, Bremen, and three sisters, Mrs. E. J. (Reathel) GUISE, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Ray (Nora Ruth) DAVIS, Flat Roch, Mich., and Mrs. Baxter (Gertrude) HORAN, Detroit, Mich.

 

Tuesday, July 11, 1978

 

[no obits]
Wednesday, July 12, 1978

 

Carrie M. Waite

Miss Carrie M. WAITE, Gilead, died at 4 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had been a patient for several years.

Miss Waite was born in Miami county to Joseph and Marietta WRIGHT WAITE and was a lifelong resident of Gilead.  She was a member of the Gilead United Methodist church, the Perry Township Home Ec. club and the Gilead Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. John DARGONMIER and Mrs. H. Wilson EIKENBERRY, both of Indianapolis; a nephew, Joe HORTON, Florida, and grand-nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, July 13, 1978

 

Effie L. Suddith

Mrs. Effie L. SUDDITH, 72, 410 Jefferson street, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday in the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient for seven days.  She had been in failing health for six weeks.

Mrs. Suddith was born Jan. 7, 1906 in VanBuren county, Mich., to Arthur and Amy UMBAUGH BORDEN and lived in this community all her life except for a brief period in Indianapolis.  She married Beaman SUDDITH May 20, 1928 in Lewisburg, O.  He died Feb. 18, 1969.

She was a registered nurse; a graduate of the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing; a retired director of nurses at Woodlawn hospital; a member of ISNA and ANA and St. John’s Lutheran church; the Luther-Anns Women’s Missionary League; the 31 club; a board member of the Fulton county Cancer Society and the Fulton County unit of the American Heart association; the Indiana Council on Aging; the AARP and RSVP, and the Business and Professional Women’s club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Marcia) WENRICK, Rochester, and Miss Roberta SUDDITH, Grabill, Ind.; a son, Dr. Robert SUDDITH, Galveston, Texas; three grandchildren, Beth WENRICK, Fort Wayne; Michael WENRICK, Rochester, and Andrew SUDDITH, Galveston, Texas, and a brother, Charles BORDEN, R.R. 2, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. John’s Lutheran church with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN 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. Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Ralph R. Little

Ralph R. LITTLE, 79, Kokomo, died this morning at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis from complications after being struck by a car on Monday.

He was married to Anna BUCKINGHAM formerly of Rochester, and was a retired employee from Public Service.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ellers funeral home in Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on Friday
Friday, July 14, 1978

 

Ethel Blakeley

Mrs. Ethel BLAKELEY, 83, R.R. 4, Plymouth, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at her residence after being in failing health for six months.

Mrs. Blakeley was born Jan. 26, 1895 in Marshall county to Douglas and Sarah BARLOW NISWONGER.  She was married in 1916 in Elkhart to Clarence BLAKELEY, who died in 1966.  She was a retired employee of the former LaSalle hotel in South Bend.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) RINGER, R.R. 4, Plymouth; with whom Mrs. Blakeley lived; a son, Donald [BLAKELEY], LaPorte; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a twin sister, Mrs. Edith MYERS of North Highland, Cal.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. William NANGLE of Plymouth officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery in Argos.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today and until the time of service Saturday.

 

Vincent P. Lemon

Vincent P. LEMON, 78, R.R. 2, Barrett Road, Rochester, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Paru where he had been a patient since June 9.  He had been in failing health the past 1 1/2 years.

Mr. Lemon was born July 4, 1900 in Aledo, Ill., to Fred and Sara Ann VINCENT LEMON.  He had lived in this area the past 17 years after moving here from Peru.  He was married on Dec. 23, 1925 in Peru to Helen L. WAHLIG, who survives.  He was a retired postal clerk and was a member of the Episcopal church of Peru, a life member of the Rochester Elks lodge, the Moose lodge of Peru and served in the Armed Forces during World War I.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Elmer M. [LEMON], Peru, and Fred P. [LEMON], Huntington; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery of Rochester.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday until the time of service.

 

Walter Colvin, Jr.

Walter COLVIN, Jr., 65, R.R. 1, Culver, died unexpectedly at 3:45 p.m. Thursday of a heart attack while going with a relative to the Lakeshore Clinic in Culver.

Mr. Colvin was born Sept. 22, 1912 in Chicago, Ill., to Walter and Louise (ROSENSTIEHL) COLVIN and had lived in the Culver area since 1932.  Mr. Colvin was a farmer and a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation of Plymouth.

Surviving are the mother, with whom he lived; three brothrers, Dr. Irving COLVIN, of Orlando, Fla., and Benjamin and Everett [COLVIN], both of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. James (Kathryn) REEVE, Warsaw, and Mrs. Elson (Louise) HINDMAN, Plymouth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with Brother Donald QUERRY of Warsaw officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery in Plymouth.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday and until the time of service Sunday.
Saturday, July 15, 1978

 

Paul J. Whitcomb

Paul J. WHITCOMB, 82, 717 East Ninth street, died at 1 p.m. Friday in the Marion Veterans Administration hospital, where he had been a patient for two years.  He had been in failing health for two years.

He was born May 9, 1896 in Akron to [Delno] and Bess JOHNSON WHITCOMB and had resided all his life in this area.  He was married March 12, 1931 in North Manchester to Naomi COOK, who survives.  He was a former Miami county conservation officer and a former Rochestr city police chief.  He retired from Safway corporation in Rochester in 1962.  He was a World    War I Army veteran, a 50-year member of the Akron Masonic lodge and belonged to the Scottish Rite in South Bend and the Rochester American Legion post.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Ann) SUMPTER, Fort Wayne; a son, Robert J. WHITCOMB, Fairview Heights, Ill.; two grandchildren, Robert Steven WHITCOMB and Mark Edward WHITCOMB, both of Fairview Heights; a sister, Mrs. Pauline BARDENS, Lowell, and a brother, Dwight WHITCOMB, Peru.  A brother, Ross [WHITCOMB], preceded in death.

Services are set tentatively for 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Monday for one hour before services.  The Akron Masonic lodge will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion.

 

Monday, July 17, 1978

 

Woodrow Ritchie

Woodrow RITCHIE, 64, a former resident of the Akron and Mentone areas, died at 7 a.m. last Monday in McFarland hospital in Lebanon, Tenn., after several years’ illness.

He was born April 16, 1914 to Ben and Rose KEEN RITCHIE in Knott county, Ky.  He served in the Armed Forces during World War II.

Surviving are a brother, Haskell [RITCHIE], Lexington, Ky.; four sisters, Cora [RITCHIE], of Florida; Opal [RITCHIE] of Georgia; Nannie Mae [RITCHIE], Lebanon, Tenn., and Bonnie [RITCHIE], Frankfort, Ky. five sons, Jay [RITCHIE], Houston, Tex.as; Amond [RITCHIE], Paw Paw, Ill.; Woodrow [RITCHIE], Jr. Haines City, Fla.; Amos [RITCHIE], Rochester, and Eugene [RITCHIE], LaMirada, Cal.; four daughters, Greta SMITH, Frankfort, Ky.; Shirley POE, LaMirada, Cal.; Faye ALLEN, Rensselaer, and Margaret YARBOR, LaMirada, Cal.  Two brothers, Oda and Chester [RITCHIE], preceded in death and a son, Virgil [RITCHIE], died in June, 1968.

Funeral services were Thursday at the Harrod Brothers funeral home in Frankfort, Ky., with the Rev. Lloyd BOWERS officiating.  Burial was in the Alton cemetery in Alton, Ky.
Clara Wisniewski

Miss Clara WISNIEWSKI, 84, Leiters Ford, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth, after a two-year illness.

She was born Nov. 7, 1893 in Chicago, Ill., to Stanley and Mary LAMEK WISNIEWSKI and had lived in the Leiters Ford area for seven years, moving from Chicago.  She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic church, Monterey.

Surviving are nephews, and a niece, Mrs. James BASILE, Leiters Ford, with whom Miss Wisniewski had made her home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Anne’s Catholic church, Monterey, with Father Dominic PELUSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today  at the Bonine funeral home, Culver.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, July 18, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, July 19, 1978

 

Flossie E. Bailey

Flossie E. BAILEY, 93, Fulton, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been seriously ill for two weeks.

Born Feb. 5, 1885 in Fulton county to Nathan and Emma HOWER ENYART, Mrs. Bailey had been a lifetime resident of this area.  She married Charles BAILEY in Fulton county; he preceded in death.  She was a retired music teacher and was the pianist at the Fulton United Methodist church for 30 years.  She attended Rochester Normal college and was the author of the book “Pioneer Days in the Wabash Valley” which was reprinted in 1972.

Surviving are three sons, Clayson [BAILEY], Fulton; Harold [BAILEY], Huntington, and Clifton [BAILEY], Argos; a daughter, Mrs. John (Isabelle) MOULTON, Deedsville; a brother, Earl ENYART, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Olive CAREY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Rhoda BEVELHEIMER, Tipton; ten grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, Tom and Ben ENYART, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. in the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating.  Burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery, east of South Mud Lake.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday and until time of services on Friday.
Lee Ingram

Lee INGRAM, 88, Kewanna, died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday in Pulaski county Memorial hospital, Winamac.

He was born Sept. 29, 1889 in Cass county to Lewis and Tibatha PAYNE INGRAM.  He married Lillian NELSON, June 29, 1923 in Kewanna; she survives.  He was a retired laborer and was a member of the American Legion post in Rochester, a lifetime member of the Kewanna VFW and a veteran of World War I, serving with the Army in France.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Richard [INGRAM], LaPorte; Jay [INGRAM], Indianapolis; Bill [INGRAM], Kewanna, and Donald [INGRAM], LeJeune, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley BUSSERT, Kewanna; twenty-four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  A son, three sisters and six brothers are deceased.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison Garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene V. PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Barnett cemetery near Kewanna.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. Wednesday.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Kewanna FVW.

 

Thursday, July 20, 1978 to Friday, July 21, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, July 22, 1978

 

Ruth A. Hummel

Last rites will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Stemm funeral home, 214 Division street, Elkhart, for Mrs. Ruth A. HUMMEL, 58, 932 Ervin street, Elkhart, who died Thursday at      6:30 p.m.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-9 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Hummel was born in Macy Jan. 22, 1920, the daughter of Harvey and Sarah SMITH CHAPIN.

Surviving are seven children, all residing in the Elkhart area; her mother, Mrs. Glen CHAPIN, Rochester; and three sisters, Mrs. Omer (Edna Mae) BEDFORD and Mrs. Murrell (Rosalie) SUTTON, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Clarence (Lavon) DRABENSTOTT, Claypool.

 

Monday, July 24, 1978

 

Leo O. Sullivan

Leo O. SULLIVAN, 59, Peru, who was Fulton county’s state senator from 1969 until Jan. 3, 1976, died Sunday in a Peru nursing home.

Mr. Sullivan became Fulton county’s representative in the state senate on Jan. 1, 1969 after redistricrting placed the county in its present District 18.  He resigned effective Jan. 3, 1976 because of declining health.

His wife, Jean [SULLIVAN], was appointed to fill out the state senate term, which ended in December of 1976.  In the November, 1976 elections, Robert PETERSON of Rochester was elected as the District 18 state senator.

Before being elected to the state senate, Mr. Sullivan served in the Indiana House of Representatives for two sessions and also was Miami county clerk from 1963 to 1967.

A polio victim, he was a former state chairman of the March of Dimes.  He also was a


member of the Masonic lodge at Bunker Hill and the Scottish rite at Fort Wayne.  He had operated the Sullivan Monument company in Peru for 22 years.

Survivors besides the wife include a brother, Larry [SULLIVAN], of Rochester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Main street United Methodist church at Peru and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru.

 

Tuesday, July 25, 1978

 

Rita S. Willyerd

Mrs. Rita Sue WILLYERD, 30, R.R. 1, Kewanna (Bruce Lake), became the fifth traffic fatality oif the year in Fulton county Monday at 4:30 p.m. when her car was struck broadside by a train near Bruce Lake.

Mrs. Willyerd was pronounced dead at the scene by county coroner Junior GOOD from a broken neck and multiple internal injuries.

Mrs. Willyerd was driving a station wagon on Southeast Lakeshore drive, one-half mile east of County Road 1175 West, when she came to the Chessie system crossing and failed to see the train headed east conducted by Danial C. HARVEY and engineered by James W. BARRET, both of Peru.

Barrett told police that he sounded his horn as he approached the crossing, but Mrs. Willyerd drove into the path of the freight train, which was traveling approximately 45 mph.

The impact of the collision knocked the station wagon 93 feet east off the road, where it came to rest on its top.

Damage was $4,000 to the locomotive and $1,200 to the car.

The last fatal accident in Fulton county involving a train was on July 9, 1973 and it also involved a Bruce Lake resident and a Chessie train.  Robyn J. KUPKE, 16, was injured fatally when her car was hit by a train at the Ind. 14 crossing.

Mrs. Willyerd was born June 27, 1948 in Wabash and was married July 13, 1975 in Argos to Edward WILLYERD.  She was an employee of Switches, Inc., in Leiters Ford.

Surviving are a daughter, Jeannie Sue [WILLYERD], and a son, Monty [WILLYERD], Jr., both at home; her husband, Edward [WILLYERD], Argos; two step-daughters, Terisa and Cynthia [WILLYERD], Argos; a step-son, Edward [WILLYERD], Argos; her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Jack RINGLE, Marion; her father Bob MALOTT, New Rochelle, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Cathy CARR, Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother, Terry MALOTT, Marion; a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alta SMITH, Wabash, and her paternal grandfather, Millard MALOTT, Somerset.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and until time of services on Thursday.
Wednesday, July 26, 1978

 

Jean Hessler

Mrs. Jean HESSLER, 88, Logansport, died at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday in Logansport Chase Manor nursing home.  She was a summer resident of Lake Manitou for the last 10 years.

She was born Feb. 8, 1890 and was a member of the English Lutheran church of Logansport, the Logansport Eastern Star, the White Shrine, the Business and Professional Women of Logansport, and the LAB of RT.  She married Harvey HESSLER; he is deceased.

Among the survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Russell LEONARD, Logansport, and Mrs. Whitney GAST, Akron; a niece, Mrs. Vern (Alma) [SCHELL], R.R. 5, Rochester, and several other nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Fisher funeral home, Logansport.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Mary E. Kassebaum

Mrs. Mary E. KASSEBAUM, 95, Anderson, died at 4:35 a.m. today in the Willows nursing home in Alexandria.

Mrs. Kassebaum was born Jan. 4, 1883 in Sheridan to John and Martha DUNN ROSS.  Her first marriage was to Harry A. KASSEBAUM, who died in 1927.  Her second husband, Charles C. KASSEBAUM, died in 1975.  The Kassebaums had owned and operated the County Line grocery store near Rochester until selling it in 1974 and moving to Anderson.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara ZIERKLEBACK, Anderson; a son, Joseph F. [KASSEBAUM], Sand Point, Ida.; a brother, Dr. Addison ROSS, Tipton; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Kerchaval funeral home in Sheridan with the Rev. Ralph RICHARDSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown View cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.

 

Lillian Bode

Mrs. Lillian BODE, 76, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died in her sleep Tuesday night at her residence.

Mrs. Bode was born Aug. 23, 1901 in Matteson, Ill., to Henry and Emma KLUENDER STUNKLE.  She was married Oct. 26, 1929 in matteson to Theodore BODE, who died in 1969.  She had lived in the Kewanna area since 1972.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church, the Lutheran-Anns and RSVP.

Surviving are three sons; Kenneth and Wayne [BODE], R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Wesley [BODE], Herscher, Ill.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Elmer (Elanore) SASS, Steger, Ill.; a brother, Louis [STUNKLE], Matteson; and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Funeral services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Raymond Thompson

Raymond THOMPSON of Richland Center, Wis., [father] of Paul THOMPSON of Rochester, died at the Veterans Administration hospital in madison, Wis., Monday.

He was a member of the Assembly of God church and the VFW in Richland Center.

Surviving with the [father] are the wife and a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Hazel) CAMPBELL.  A stepson preceded in death.

Services will be at the Pratts funeral home in Richland Center Thursday and burial will be in the cemetery there.

 

Tom W. Pratter

Tom W. PRATTER, 62, R.R. 1, Silver Lake, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Wabash County hospital at Wabash after a five-year illness.

Mr. Pratter was born March 14, 1916 in Blue River, Ky., to Hi and Kitty BRADLEY PRATTER.  He was married Aug. 15, 1948, to Audrey PRATTER in Presbonsburg, Ky.  Mrs. Pratter preceded in death.

Surviving are a son, William [PRATTER], Jr., R.R. 1, Silver Lake; a brother, Johnie [PRATTER], Wabash; seven sisters, Mrs. Jane SALMONE, Risner, Ky.; Laudy B. REFFET, Pyrmid, Ky.; Sally PRATTER, Drift, Ky.; Lorean JOHNSON, Amboy; Orbie Jean JOHNSON, Huntington; Mrs. Chadge SLOAN, Wabash.  A brother and sister preceded in death.  A grandchild also survives.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Pentacostal Church of god, Silver Lake, with the Rev. Albert WHITAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home in Akron.

 

Thursday, July 27, 1978

 

Lillian Bode

Services for Mrs. Lillian BODE, 76, R.R. 1, Kewanna, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran church, Matteson, Ill., with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN of the Rochester St. John’s Lutheran church officiating.  Burial will be in the Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and at the Hirsch memorial chapel, Tinley Park, Ill., from 2-9 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services Saturday.

Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Bethesda Lutheran home, Watertown, Wis., or the St. John’s Lutheran church building fund, Rochester.

Mrs. Bode died in her sleeo at her home Tuesday night.
Friday, July 28, 1978

 

Ina B. Kutz

Word has been received of the death Saturday of Mrs. Ina B. KUTZ, 88, Huntington, a native of Fulton county who lived in this area for 20 years.  Mrs. Kutz died in Huntington Memorial hosptal after an illness of 10 years.

Mrs. Kutz was born May 7, 1890 at Bruce Lake to John and Kizzie COOPER O’CONNOR.  She was married April 7, 1936 to John KUTZ, who died in 1957.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alice WARKENTIEN, Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Dollie ROTTMAN and Mrs. Pearl DORSETT, both of Rocheter; five step-gandchildren, and twelve step-great-grandchildren.  A step-son, a step-daughter, three brothers and four sisters preceded in death.

Services were Monday in the Bailey mortuary at Huntington and burial was in Pilgrim’s Rest cemetery at Huntington.

 

Saturday, July 29, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, July 31, 1978

 

Peter A. Gue

Peter A. GUE, 73, of the Poet’s Point area of Lake Manitou, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted July 15.   He was a retired employee of the U.S. Steel corporation in Gary and moved to Rochester in 1972.

Mr. Gue was a member of the 43rd Avenue Presbyterian church in Gary, the Gary masonic lodge and the South Bend Valley Scottish Rite.

Surviving are the wife, Helen [GUE]; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Betty Jean) KRANTZ and Mrs. Edmund (Joanne) KLAKER, and five grandchildren, all of Gary, and a sister, Mrs. Marie GERSTNER, Rochester.

Friends were received at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home on Sunday and may call at the Geisen funeral home in Merrillville today and on Tuesday untill the hour of the 1 p.m. funeral service.  Burial will be in the Calumet Park cemetery at Merrillville.  The Rev. Paul L. STUMPF will officiate at the services.

 

Roscoe E. Nine

Roscoe E. NINE, 77, R.R. 1, Claypool, died at 7:57 p.m. Sunday in Kosciusko community hospital at Warsaw.  He had been ill a year.

He was born May 17, 1901 to Henry and Laverna HOPPUS NINE and married Ruth STOGDILL on March 7, 1937 in Burket; she survives.  He was a grocery store owner and a farmer and a member of the Warsaw Eagles lodge and the Monoquet Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Lucy M. Daine

Mrs. Lucy May DAINE, 92, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been a patient for several weeks.

She was born Sept. 12, 1885 in Fulton county to Isaac and Emma KUHN BARNES and was a lifetime resident of this county.  She married Adam M. DAINE in 1904; he died in 1963.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Survivors are three sons, Robert [DAINE], South Bend; Cleotis [DAINE], Akron, and Darrold [DAINE], Jr., South Bend; two daughters, Helen DAINE, Macy, and Betty McAULIFFE, Milwaukee, Wis.; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Harvey BARNES, Warren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home at Akron with the Rev. James HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead cemetery.

 

Tuesday, August 1, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, August 2, 1978

 

Altha R. Carithers

Mrs. Altha R. CARITHERS, 84, R.R. 4, Kendallville, died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday in the Sacred Heart Home, Villa, Ind.  She was a former resident of Argos and had been ill a year.

Mrs. Carithers was born Oct. 10, 1893 in Lycoming county, Pa., to George and Mary MOON WILSON.  She resided in Kendallville for 16 years after moving from Argos.  On March 14, 1918 she married Albert CARITHERS; he died Nov. 25, 1959.  She was a member of the Kendallville Assembly of God church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Mary Jo) LUKE, Goshen, and Mrs. Lester (Ruth) SMITH, Kendallville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Irene) WALKER, Alhambra, Cal.; a son, Eugene [CARITHERS], Bremen; nine grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and a brother, David WILSON, Knoxville, Tenn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. David JAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and until time of services on Saturday.

 

Thursday, August 3, 1978

 

Elma Tucker

Mrs. Elma TUCKER, 86, Elkhart, died Wednesday in the Fountain View Place, Elkhart.  She was a former resident of the Beaver Dam community.  She was born Feb. 15, 1896 in Akron to Horace and Phianna PETRY THOMAS and was married in 1910 to Merl TUCKER, who died in 1957.  She was a member of the Castle United Methodist church, Elkhart.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Anna Marie) HOEGER, Union, Mich., and Mrs. Fritz (Serrie) BLESSING, Longwood, Fla.; a son, Tom TUCKER, Cassopolis, Mich.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Marie HOLDERMAN, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Don HOCHSTETTLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after       3 p.m. Friday and until time of services on Saturday.


 

0Friday, August 4, 1978

 

Roscoe Berrier

Roscoe BERRIER, 90, West Minister Village, Muncie, died Thursday morning at Ball Memorial hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Rochester, he moved to Toledo, O., in 1916.  He was employed by the National Supply company, Toledo, for several years and later sold lamps to department stores.  He returned to Rochester in 1951 and opened the Hillside Shop where he made and repaired furniture.  Mr. Berrier moved to the West Minister Village following his retirement in 1974.  He attended Fulton county schools and graduated from Rochester Normal university.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys FOREMAN BERRIER, and nieces and nephews.

Private services were held at Meek’s Mortuary in Muncie and cremation followed.

 

William “Harry” Cooper

William “Harry” COOPER, 84, Bradenton, Fla., who died Aug. 3, at his home, was a former farmer, businessman and civic leader in Fulton county.

Born Nov. 6, 1893 in Fulton county to George and Minnie KIMBLE COOPER, he was a farmer in Newcastle township for many years.  He later owned and operated the Rocheter Farm Equipment company with his son, Andy, from 1939 to 1953.  He was a charter member and first president of the Rochester Lions club and also served as a Fulton county councilman.

He retired in 1953 and moved to Bradenton, Fla., where he became active in civic affairs.  He was president of the Samoset Community club and helped organize the Sunny Land Council Boy Scout troop.  He was appointed by four Florida governors as commissioner of a fire district and served 15 years in that capacity, being cited for this service.  Mr. Cooper served as a deputy sheriff for several years in Manitee county.  He was a member of the Church of Christ of Bradenton.

Surviving with the widow, Hilda [COOPER] of Bradenton, and son, Andrew “Andy” [COOPER], of South Bend, are a grandson, Gary Andrew [COOPER]; a great-granddaughter, Teresa Ann COOPER of Denver, Colo.  Nieces and nephews living in the Rochester area are Mrs. Margaret ALSPACH, Mrs. Alberta McGRIFF, Mrs. Pauline BAYNE, Virgil COOPER and Robert COOPER.  Many other nieces and nephews reside in the South Bend area.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Alva [COOPER], Rochester, and Otto [COOPER], Mishawaka; a sister, Vada [COOPER], Cedar Lake, and a granddaughter, Vickie Sue [COOPER], Rochester.

Services were conducted at the Shannon funeral home in Bradenton with Brother Martin LEMON officiating.  Burial was in the Fogartyville cemetery at Bradenton.

 

Carol Klessig

Mrs. Richard (Carol) KLESSIG, 49, Bay City, Mich., died of cancer early this morning in Bay City.

Surviving are a brother, Gene HART, Rochester; a niece, Gretchen HART, Rochester; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford HART, Rochester; a son, Richard [KLESSIG], and a daughter, Katherine [KLESSIG], both of Bay City.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Stapsish funeral home at Bay City.
Saturday, Algust 5, 1978

 

George E. Metzger

George E. METZGER, 93, former Richland township resident, died today at 1 a.m. in Canterbury Manor, where he had resided the past five years.

Born March 11, 1885 in Fulton county, he was the son of Lewis and Martha JACKSON METZGER and had spent most of his life in this community.  He was married in Rochester to Ann VISURAL, who died Oct.29, 1976.  Mr. Metzger retired from farming in 1965.

Survving are one son, Herbert [METZGER], Lancaster, Cal.; three step-children, all of Benton Harbor, Mich.; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers, one daughter and one son.

Rites will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. Monday until time of service.

 

William “Harry” Cooper

Additional survivors of William “Harry” COOPER, 83, Bradenton, Fla., a former Rochester area resident who died Thursday morning, have been listed.

Nieces and nephews living in the Rochester area are Mrs. James (Pauline) BAYNE, Mrs. Alberta McGRIFF, Mrs. Margaret ALSPACH, Virgil COOPER and Robert COOPER.  Other nieces and nephews reside in the South Bend area.

Services were to be today in Bradenton.

 

Monday, August 7, 1978

 

Karl D. Woodcox

Karl D. WOODCOX, 41, Indianapolis, died Saturday in the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born in Rochester and had been a bartender at the Indianapolis Elks Lodge No. 13 and the Capri Lounge, Indianapolis, and a store manager for Jolly Foods.

Surviving with his wife, Sharon [WOODCOX], are four sons, James Allen WOODCOX, Steven LEVRETT, Seth LEVRETT and Shane LEVRETT, all of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Beth Ann WOODCOX and Sandy LEVRETT, Fort Wayne; his mother, Mrs. Helen WOODXOX, Rochester, and his grandmother, Mrs. Geneva DAVIS, Rochester.

Services will be at the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Rpple mortuary, Indianapolis, at       1 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in the Washington Park North cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the mortuary.
Mildred R. Van Horn

Mrs. Mildred Rachel Van HORN, 72, Akron, died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital following an illness of several weeks.

She was born Sept. 20, 1905 in Clay City, Ind., to Ben and Ella FOXWORTHY WOLF.  She was married in May of 1924 to Chelcie P. Van HORN, who survives.  She had lived in the Akron area for 16 years.  She was a member of the Beech United Methodist church at Clay City.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth RALEY, Peru; two sons, Don [Van HORN], Rochester, and Gilbert [Van HORN], Llano, Cal.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth QUAINE, Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Helen WISE, East Lansing, Mich.; five brothers, True [WOLF], of Center Point, Ind.; Henry and Clarence [WOLF], both of Worthington, Ind.; Paul [WOLF], Prescott, Mich., and Russell [WOLF], Clay City.  A son preceded in deth.

The body was removed from the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home to the Schoppenhorst mortuary in Clay City, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Harlan MAYFIELD officiating.  Burial will be in the Sink cemetery at Clay City.  Friends may call at the Schoppenhorst funeral home.

 

Gail M. Morros

Mrs. Gail Marie MORROW, 81, R.R. 5, Logansport, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Brethren home at Flora.

She was born Oct. 14, 1896 in Cass county to Henry and Elizabeth TEEL DILLMAN.  She was married to Cecil B. MORROW on April 21, 1921; he died May 22, 1977.  She was a deaconess of the Corinth Brethren church near Twelve Mile and a member of the WMS of the church.

Surviving are the following children, Kenneth W. [MORROW], Falls Church., Va.; Maridean HINKLE, Marion; Betty PEAR CONRAD, Raymond [MORROW], and Lois THOMSON, all of R.R. 5, Logansport.  A son, Jay [MORROW], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Corinth Brethren church with the Revs. Fred SNYDER and G. Bright HANNA officiating.  Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCain funeral home, Denver, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Leora I. Hoffman

Leora I. HOFFMAN, 77, Akron, died at 10 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.

She was born June 13, 1901 in Akron to Silas and Viola REESE ROBINSON and was a lifetime resident of this area.  She married Max E. HOFFMAN July 11, 1936 in Elkhart.  He died Oct. 11, 1958.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God, the WCTU and the Lincoln Aid Society.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Vergie) TEEL, Akron; a sister, Carrie BOWYER, South Bend; a brother, Theodore ROBINSON, Akron, and two grandchildren.  A half-step-sister preceded in death.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Daniel PETRY and the Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Tuesday, August 8, 1978

 

Tressie Moore

Mrs. Tressie MOORE, 89, Warsaw, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Kosciusko community hospital in Warsaw.

She was born on June 5, 1889 in Fulton county to Fletcher and Sarah KROFT.  She had lived in the Akron-Warsaw-Silver Lake areas her lifetime.  She was married in 1911 to Clarance MOORE, who died in 1952.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Donald (Vera) HENSON, New Buffalo, Mich.; Mrs. William (Bessie) WAIT, Middlebury; Mrs. Mark (Ruth) McELHANG, Fremont, Cal.; Mrs. Violet WESTCOTT, Warsaw, and Mrs. Jane Ruby LELIAERT, South Bend; a son, Charles [MOORE], Warsaw; two brothers, Ralford [MOORE], Gaylord, Mich., and Aaron [MOORE], of Florida; twenty-two grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.  A son and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Titus funeral home, Warsaw, with the Rev. David ABEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, August 9, 1978

 

Harold E. Beaudoin

Harold Earl BEAUDOIN, 79, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital after being in failing health for one year.

Mr. Beaudoin was born on Nov. 26, 1898 in Kankakee, Ill., to Frank and Adeline SIPPLE BEAUDOIN.  He had lived in this area for 45 years after moving from Michigan.  He was married on Oct. 14, 1936, in Fort Wayne, to Mary Jane ANGLEMEYER CONRAD, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and attended the First Baptist church of Rochester.  He was a World War I veteran and a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth KERN, Jackson, Wyo.; a son, Walter [BEAUDOIN], Bradley, Ill.; a step-son, the Rev. Byron CONRAD, Sacramento, Cal.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Rachael) CRAIG, Rochester, and Mrs. Roy (Grace) BRUBAKER, Carmel; seven grandchildren, and ten step-grandchildren.  Two half-brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Don REITER officiating.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and until the service Friday.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The Rochester I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Thursday, August 10, 1978

 

Jeanette V. Rader

Mrs. Jeanette Victoria RADER, 79, 3518 Shelby street, Indianapolis, a former Rochester resident, died Wednesday at the Central Health Care Center in Indianapolis.

Born in Chicago to Joseph and Amelia POLACEK she was married June 21, 1930 to Roy W. MOORE and they resided at 823 Monroe street for 20 years.  They owned and operated the former Rochester Armature company.  Mr. Moore died in September, 1952.  On June 6, 1959, she married Charles RADER, who also prececed in death.  She was a member of the Rochester First Christian church.

Surviving are a son, Peyton MORRIS, Indianapolis; a step-son, Ralph RADER, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine BURKE, Bellwood, Ill., and Mrs. Loretta RICHMOND, Sherman Oaks, Cal., and a brother, Bob POLACEK, St. Charles, Ill.

Services will be at 8 p.m. today in the Singleton and Herr Madidson Avenue Mortuary in Indianapolis.  Graveside services will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

 

Andrea Krueger

Andrea KRUEGER, two-year-old daughter of Robert and Susan HEUSIE KRUEGER of Argos, drowned at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday in the swimming pool at the Krueger home.

She was born may 12, 1976 in LaPorte and had lived in Argos since December of 1977.  Her parents own the Harvey’s restaurant in Argos.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, April [KRUEGER]; five brothers, Robbie, Corey, Chris, Brian and Todd [KRUEGER]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George HEUSIE, LaPorte; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth KRUEGER, LaPorte, and the paternal great-grandfather, Edward GAW, Fremont, Mich.

Services will be at11 a.m. Saturday in the Haverstock funeral home at LaPorte with the Rev. Virgil BIXLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Swan Lake memorial gardens at Michigan City.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Haverstock funeral home.  The Grossman funeral home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

 

Marguerite Carter

Mrs. Marguerite CARTER, 70, Kewanna, died at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday in the Hendricks county hospital, Danville.

She was born May 22, 1908 in Pulaski county to David and Mary CONSTALK FRAZER.  She married William J. CARTER, who died Oct. 6, 1960.

Surviving are a brother, Chris FRAZER, Winamac; a sister, Mrs. Daisy SWAFFORD, Kewanna, and nieces and nephews.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene PERSONETTE officiting.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday and until time of services on Saturday.
Mary Lower

Mrs. May LOWER, 76, 114 East Beckley street, Royal Center, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday in St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette.

She was the daughter of William and Ella JONES KNEBEL.  She married Charles WADDUPS Dec. 29, 1920 in Logansport; he died Nov. 12, 1967.  She married Alfred LOWER Dec. 23, 1976 in Royal Center; he suvives.  She was a retired cook from the Ben Hur restaurant, Logansport, and was a member of the Grass Creek united Methodist church and the Victor Chapel Community Circle.

Surviving with the husband are six sons, Charles E. [WADDUPS], Logansport; Dale  [WADDUPS], South Bend; Murl  [WADDUPS], Grass Creek; Dick  [WADDUPS], Logansport; Tom  [WADDUPS], Logansport and Ronnie  [WADDUPS], Tenessee; four daughters, Mrs. June CAMPBELL, Logansport; Mrs. Marie HILFICKER, Grass Creek; Mrs. Sue FELLERS, Logansport and Mrs. Nancy JONES, Logansport; a step-daughter, Mrs. Betty MERRILL, Crawfordsville; a step-son, Robert LOWER, Royal Center; thirty-one grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Flora ALLEN, Winamac; three brothers, Floyd, Otto and Otis [KNEBEL], Star City.  a son, a daughter, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Grass Creek United Methodist church with the Rev. Chris B. MADISON officiatng.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harrison garden chapel after 1:30 p.m. Friday and an hour before services at the church.

 

Friday, August 11, 1978

 

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Saturday, August 12, 1978

 

Della M. Ruschau

Mrs. Della M. RUSCHAU, 59, R.R. 1, Monterey, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday in Pulaski Memorial hospital at Winamac where she had been a patient one day.

Mrs. Ruschau ws born Aug. 24, 1918 in Monterey, to Frank and Grace WARMBROD OVERMYER and had lived in Monterey her lifetime.  She was married Nov. 10, 1936 to Francis X. RUSCHAU, who survives.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic church in Monterey.

Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Ted (Madeline) SAYLOR, Danville, Ill.; Mrs. Marrella WINKLEMAN, Walkertn; Mrs. Kent (Margaret) ROGERS, Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Dorothy BEALL, Cleveland, O.  Two sons, Raymond [RUSCHAU], Kokomo, and Paul [RUSCHAU], Coldwater, Mich.; five brothers, Harry and Elmer OVERMYER, Rochester; Lloyd OVERMYER, Monterey; Paul OVERMYER, Idaho, and Wayne OVERMYER, Knox; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) RENTSCHLER, Prescott, Ariz.; nine grandchildren.  One daughter and one sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Ann’s Catholic church with Father John MANNION officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Ann’s cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, after 2 p.m. Sunday.  The Rosary will be recited at the Funeral home Sunday at 8 p.m.
Monday, August 14, 1978

 

Mabel F. Wolnick

Mrs. Mabel F. WOLNICK, 73, a resident of the Cardinal nursing home in South Bend, died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday in South Bend St. Joseph hospital after an extended illness.

She was born May 27, 1905 in South Bend and was a lifetime resident of that city.  She was the former Mabel VIGNALI.  On Dec. 2, 1932, she was married in South Bend to William H. WOLNICK, who died in 1965.  She was a lifetime member of the Sunnyside Presbyterian church of South Bend and belonged to the Friendship club and the Jewish Community Council.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Augusta THOMPSON, Rochester, and Mrs. Frances FEFERMAN, South Bend five grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

Services were to be at 11 a.m. today in the Orvis-Palmer funeral home, 336 North Main street, South Bend, with Rabbi Elliot D. ROSENSTOCK officiating.  Burial was to be in South Bend Southlawn cemetery.

 

Herschel Wayne Walters

Herschel Wayne WALTERS, 42, 1218 Jackson boulevard, died unexpectedly at 5:15 a.m. today at his home.  Death resulted from an apparent heart attack.

He was born March 14, 1936 in Rochester to Harold and Irene WALTERS and had lived all his life in Fulton county.  He was married May 28, 1966 in Rochester to Linda BUTT.  Mr. Walters was a salesman and distributor for Carl’s Distributing, Mishawaka.  He was a member of the First Baptist church and a graduate of Akron high school.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Perry, Tim and Todd [WALTERS], and two daughters, Natalie and Brenda [WALTERS], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Stephen (Katherine) HARTZLER, R.R. 1, Akron, and Mrs. George (JeanAnn) DEATAN, Bourbon, and a brother, Lloyd E. WALTERS, R.R. 2, Rochester.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist church.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to the services.  The family asks that memorials other than flowers be placed in the First Baptist church scholarship fund.

 

Tuesday, August 15, 1978

 

Robert Krathwohl

Robert KRATHWOHL, 69, 955 East Ninth street, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday while enroute to Memorial hospital in South Bend.

He was born June 22, 1909 in Fulton county to David and Lillie VanDUYNE KRATHWOHL.  He married the former Ruth CASPER, who survives.

Mr. Krathwohl worked as a pressman at The Rochester Sentinel for 25 years, before retiring seven years ago.  He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and was stationed on Guam.  He was a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post 36.  He graduated from Rochester high school and the South Bend College of Commerce.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (JeanAnn) WAGONER, Rochester; two sons, John R. KRATHWOHL, Fort Wayne, and David C. KRATHWOHL, South Bend; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters, three sisters, Mrs. Fan STURGEON, Rochester; Mrs. Ruth TEEMS, Huntington, and Mrs. Max (Mable) BURCH, North Manchester.  A sister preceded in death.

Private services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery, with the LeRoy Shelton American Legion conducting graveside services.  Friends may call from          6 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, August 16, 1978

 

Gordon V. Grimes

Gordon V. “Dick” GRIMES, 84, Denver, died at 3:47 p.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru.

He was born Sept. 22, 1893 to Charles and Ella May FRIEND GRIMES.  He was married Nov. 4, 1939 to Helen M. YARD, who survives.  Mr. Grimes was a retired engineer on the Wabash railroad.  He was a member of the American Legion, was a World War I veteran and a retired member of the Denver volunteer fire department.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Miss Fern GRIMES, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Margaret WYBEL, Twelve Mile.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain funeral home in Denver with the Rev. Gary ROGERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Gail Jordon

Mrs. Gail JORDON, 87, R.R. 1, Tipton, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at her home.

She was born on June 7, 1892 in Atlanta, Ind., to John and Lula CAMPBELL FRITZ.  She was married Oct. 31, 1912 to Walter JORDON, who survives.  Mrs. Jordon was a retired nurse.  She was a member of the Windfall Christian church.

Surviving with the husband are a son, David JORDON, R.R. 1, Tipton; two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Rosemary) HOLLINGSWORTH, Akron, and [Mrs.] W. C. (Ruth) HARPER, Lima, O.; eleven grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Mitchell funeral home in Tipton.  Burial will be in the Sharpsville cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, August 17, 1978

 

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Friday, August 18, 1978

 

Rev. George T. King

The Rev. George T. KING, 80, 7515 E. Washington street, Indianapolis, died Tuesday at the Community hospital in Indianapolis.  Death resulted from a heart attack.

He was born July 10, 1898.  The Rev. King served as interim pastor of the First Baptist church in Rochester from August, 1972 to March, 1973.  He also had served three years as a missionary in Alaska.

Surviving are the wife, Dorothy [KING]; two sons, Marvin KING, Montpelier, O., and the Rev. Raymond KING, Lebanon, and a foster daughter, Mrs. Patricia HASLAF, Crawfordsville.

Services were to be at 11 a.m. today at the Emerson Avenue Baptist church, Indianapolis.  Burial was to be at the Washington Park cemetery in Indianapolis.


Saturday, August 19, 1978

 

Ellen Wagoner

Mrs. Ellen WAGONER, 62, 329 West Tenth street, died at 8:50 p.m. Friday at Memorial hospital in South Bend.

She was born June 5, 1916 in Rochester to Elga and Eva HOUSE SANDERS and had lived most of her life in Fulton county.  She was married April 7, 1935 in North Manchester to William “Bill” WAGONER, who survives.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Judy) GATES, Rochester; a son, Bill B. WAGONER, Anderson, and four grandchildren, Trevor and Tracey SKARBEK and Chris ands Kim WAGONER.  A brother, John SANDERS, preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of service on Monday.  Memorials other than flowers may be given to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.

 

Monday, August 21, 1978

 

William “Harry” Cooper

William “Harry” COOPER, 83, Bradenton, Fla., died Thursday morning in his home.  He had been ill the last four months.

He was a former Rochester area resident and was a retired farmer and businessman.

Surviving with his wife, Hilda [COOPER], are a son, Andrew [COOPER], South Bend, and a grandson, Gary [COOPER].

Services will be Saturday in Bradenton.  Burial will be in Florida.

 

Dollie Ault

Mrs. Verda (Dollie) AULT, 79, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for four days.

She was born Sept. 1, 1898 to Perry and Maude MILLER and had lived in Fulton county most of her life.  She was married Dec. 30, 1935 in Culver to Howard AULT, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Elizabeth) KLINE, Monterey; a son, Ray AULT, R.R. 3, Rochester; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John ROBERTS, North Judson, and four brothers, Bernard MILLER, Culver; Benjamin McFARLAND, Argos; Robert McFARLAND, Culver, and Eugene McFARLAND, formerly of Culver.

Services will be at 2 .m. Tuesday at the Whippoorwill Community church, with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, after         2 p.m. today, until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church an hour prior to services.
Jesse W. Barnhisel

Jesse W. BARNHISEL, 90, R.R. 1, Roann, died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at his home.

He was born June 12, 1888 to Noah and Mary KRAMER BARNHISEL.  He was married in 1912 to Blanche SEIDNER, who died in 1965.  Mr. Barnhisel was a retired farmer and a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Doine BARNHISEL, R.R. 1, Roann; a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Mary Alice) FORST, R.R. 1, Roann, four grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Emmanuel United Methodist church, with the Rev. Noel REED officiating.  Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery.  Friends may call until 11 a.m. Tuesday and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church.  The Haupert funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Fred P. Lemon

Fred P. LEMON, 33, Huntington, died Sunday in a plane crash near Fort Wayne.

He was the son of the late Vincent LEMON and Mrs. Lemon of the north shore of Lake Manitou.

Lemon was a passengr in a private plane that collided with another small plane.  Investigators are trying to determine if the pilots of the planes were playing a game of chasing a roll of tiilet paper when the planes collided.

The pilot of Lemon’s plane, Steve LANDIS, 26, Fort Wayne, also died in the crash.  The pilot of the other plane, Jeff HULLBOY, Zanesville, O., was listed in critical but stable condition with compound fractures to the leg and lacerations.

Services for Lemon will be at the Marckx-Hart funeral in Huntington.

 

Tuesday, August 22, 1978

 

Fred P. Lemon

Fred P. LEMON, 34, 215 Arlington Lane, R.R. 2, Huntington, died in an airplane collision Sunday in Allen county.

He was born April 16, 1944 in Rochester to Vincient and Helen WALIG LEMON.  His father died last July 14.  Mr. Lemon was married June 1, 1969 to Virginia EIKENBERRY.  He was an employee of ConRail.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Craig and Joseph [LEMON], and a daughter, Christiana [LEMON], all at home, and a brother, Elmer LEMON, Peru.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Mary’s Catholic church in Huntington with Father LOMBARDI officiating.  The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the Mercks-Hart funeral home in Huntington.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.
Florence Weimer

Florence WEIMER, 87, a resident of the Methodist Memorial Home in Warren, Ind., died at 8:45 p.m. Monday at the home after a long illness.

She was born April 9, 1891 in Fulton county to Hiriam E. and Mary HORN NEFF and was a resident of Rochester most of her life.  She married Lenard O. WEIMER Jan. 13, 1934.  Mr. Weimer died in 1966.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist church in Rochester.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Henry OWEN, Rochester.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Methodist Memorial Home in Warren with the Rev. Don JENNINGS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at noon Thursday.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist home, or at the cemetery.  Butler funeral home in Warren is handling arrangements.

 

Daisy E. Gregory

Daisy E. GREGORY, 70, Mentone, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at her residence.

She was born Feb. 1, 1908 in Marshall county to Jay and Cora POLLARD DENNIE.  She had lived 15 years in Mentone after moving there from Kewanna.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Doris) CRISP, Cement City, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy McCALL, Rochester; Mrs. Nellie PEARSON, Warsaw; Mrs. Ruth PARKHURST, Argos, and Mrs. Orpha FISCHOFF, San Leandro, Cal.; two brothers, Chauncey DENNIE, Argos, and John DENNIE, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT, Argos, officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until the time of service Thursday.

 

Wednesday, August 23, 1978

 

James E. McKinney

James E. McKINNEY, 87, of the Reiter neighborhood, R.R. 6, Rocheter, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital.  He had been ill for several months.

Mr. McKinney was born Sept. 6, 1890 in Ford county, Ill., to John and Mary Ann HANNA McKINNEY, Sr.  He had lived in Rochester all his life.  He was married to Helen WILSON, who survives.  Mr. McKinney was a retired farmer and a member of the First United Presbyterian church of Rochester.

Two brothers, Fred McKINNEY and John McKINNEY, Jr., and three sisters, Mabel McKINNEY, Mrs. Gresham (Anna) BEARSS and Mrs. John (Bessie) WERNER, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m.  Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Friends may give memorials of choice.
0Thursday, August 24, 1978

 

James McKinney

Services for James McKINNEY, 87, R.R. 6, Rochester, who died Tuesday, have been changed to 10 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.

 

Nadine Walker

Mrs. George B. (Nadine) WALKER, 411 Wallace avenue, Louisville, Ky., died at 12:40 a.m. today at the Baptist Hospital east in Louisville.

She was a native of Rochester and a member of the St. Mathew’s Baptist church in Louisville.

Surviving with the husband is her father, Earl H. ADAMS.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ratterman Brothers funeral home, 3711 Lexington road, Louisville.  Burial will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Park cemetery in Louisville.  Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be sent to the St. Mathews Eline Library and the Kentucky Eye Foundation.

 

Friday, August 25, 1978

 

Ivy Eckert

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Ivy ECKERT, 79, Indianapolis, who died Saturday at Community hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born in Cincinnati Aug. 20, 1898 to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis BUCHTMAN.  Mrs. Eckert was one of the first women in the Midwest to sing on radio when she sang for stateion WLW in Cincinnati.

Surviving is a son, Dr. Russell ECKERT, Logansport, who is a radiologist at Woodlawn hospital in Rochester, and four grandchildren.

Services and burial were Tuesday in Indianapolis.

 

Saturday, August 26, 1978

 

Omer A. Bacon

Omer A. BACON, 73, Peru, died at 9:25 a.m. Friday at the Peru Nursing home.

He was born Aug. 6, 1905 in Macy to Arthur and Myrtle HORTON BACON.  He was married in 1926 to Geneieve LONG, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Dale [BACON], Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Alice OVERLANDER, Rochester, and Mrs. Shirley HARPER, LaBelle,Fla.; a brother Russell [BACON], Athens; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Allen funeral home in Bunker Hill and burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Peru.  Friends may call after noon on Sunday.
Monday, August 28, 1978

 

Anton Cihak

Anton “Tony” CIHAK, 88, R.R. 1, Culver (Ind. 10 West), died at 7:20 a.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth, where he had been a patient for a day.

He was born Oct. 16, 1889 in Chicago to Anton and Barbara TAUCHEN CIHAK.  He was married Dec. 31, 1912 in Chicago to Taeresa CECRLE, who survives.  Mr. Cihak was a retired farmer and had lived at his present address since 1938.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth SANDERS, Albuquerque, N.M.; Miss Barbara CIHAK, Raleigh, N.C., and Mrs. Ince NASH, also of Raleigh; three sons, Anton CIHAK, R.R. 3, Knox; Frank CIHAK, Kewanna, and Joseph CIHAK, Valparaiso; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph CASEY, Knox.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Paul CECRLE, Rochester, officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, from 2 .m. to 4 p.m.  and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until time of service Wednesday.  Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Association of Marshall county.

 

Tuesday, August 29, 1978

 

Bertha A. Zehner

Mrs. Bertha A. ZEHNER, 88, formerly of Argos, died at 1:55 p.m. Monday in the Tilgar Manor nursing home, Plymouth.  She had been ill eight years.

Mrs. Zehner was born Jan. 8, 1890 in Newton county to William and Martha SHOOK GREENLEE.  She married Clarence ZEHNER April 6, 1912; he died Jan. 15, 1975.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, the United Methodist Women of the Church, was a charter member and past president of the Argos Progress club; past-president of the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid, a member of the Monday club, and a 50-year member of the former Argos chapter, now Plymouth chapter, of the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors are a grandson, William C. ROSE, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; two great-granddaughters, and two brothers, John GREENLEE and Jennings GREENLEE, both of Plymouth.  A daughter, Mrs. Harold (Martha Jane) ROSE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE of the Argos Methodist church officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and until time of services on Thursday.

 

Gladys Clear

Mrs. Gladys CLEAR, 81, 76 Washington avenue, Peru, died at 3:40 a.m. today at Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru after a three-week illness.

She was born Dec. 9, 1896 in Fulton county to Edward and Sara [MONESMITH] BRUGH.  She married Roy CLEAR in 1922.  He died May 13, 1977.  Mrs. Clear was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian church in Peru.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Dolas FOUNTAIN, Peru.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. Don ESKEW officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.


 

0Wednesday, August 30, 1978 to Thursday, August 31, 1978

 

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Friday, September 1, 1978

 

Charles R. Hoffman

Charles R. HOFFMAN, 62, Lafayette, died at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Elizabet hospital in Lafayette.

Mr. Hoffman was born in Kosciusko county and was a former resident of Fulton county.  His father, Walter “Mike” HOFFMAN, preceded in death.  Mr. Hoffman had been employed at the Schnaible Drug company in Lafayette.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Beulah KNIGHT, Lafayette; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Betty) MORGAN, Rocheter, and Mrs. Don (Sharon) WALLS, Argos; a son, Robert E. HOFFMAN, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Marvin (Phyllis) ADAMS, Marion; two brothers, Carl E. HOFFMAN, Kingsland, Texas, and Dale R. HOFFMAN, Huntington, and eleven grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Soller-Baker funeral home, Lafayette.  Friends may call from noon Saturday until time of service.

 

Saturday, September 2, 1978

 

Joan Miller

Mrs. Sarah Joan MILLER, 50, 218 East 13th street, died Saturday morning at her residence after an illness of about eight months.

She was born May 14, 1928 in Fulton county to Fred and Mavour LEITER CAMPBELL and had lived all her life in Fulton county.  She was married Feb. 14, 1950 in Attica to James Lyle MILLER, who died in February, 1974.  Mrs. Miller was a secretary at Topps Manufacturing company and a member of the Women of the Moose and Women of the Elks.

Surviving are two sons, James F. MILLER, Hot Springs, S.C., and Jeffery Lee MILLER, Rochester; a granddaughter, Erika [MILLER], South Springs, S.D.; five sisters, Mrs. Mildred DAVIS, Rochester; Mrs. Barbara ENDRESS, Elkhart; Mrs. Kenneth (Jane) BUCHLES, South Bend; Mrs. Ervin (Ruth) PRIEBE, Eau Claire, Mich., and Mrs. Pete (Marianne) PETERSON, Albert Lea, Minn.; four brothers, Kenneth “Pat” CAMPBELL, Argos; Tom CAMPBELL, South Bend; Mike CAMPBELL, Hammond; and James CAMPBELL, Twelve Mile.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Hershel DWYER officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.  Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and through hour of services Tuesday.

 

Monday, September 4, 1978

 

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0Tuesday, September 5, 1978

 

Wayne Click

Wayne CLICK, 68, Denver, died at 2 p.m. Monday at the I.U. Medical Center, Indianapolis.

He was born in White county Sept. 11, 1909 to James E. and Clarissa Helen BUTTON CLICK.  He was married Nov. 3, 1928 in Grass Creek to Helen ZIMMERMAN, who survives.  Mr. Click was a retired farmer and a former manager of Denver Hardware, which he managed for eight years before retiring in August, 1977.  He was a member of the Denver United Methodist church and the Moose Lodge, Peru.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Donald W. CLICK, R.R. 4, Peru; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel SUTTON, Fulton; Mrs. Martha AULT, R.R. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary RAMSEY, R.R. 1, Denver; four brothers, Donald E. CLICK, R.R.1, Denver, and Earl CLICK, Robert CLICK and Russel CLICK, all Denver.  A brother and a great-grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Gary RODGERS and the Rev. Ray PROBASCO officiating.  Burial will be in the Everrest Memorial Park, Cass county.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Hazel Montgomery

Mrs. Hazel MONTGOMERY, 66, R.R. 1, Culver (Fulton County Road 700 Noth), died at 1:45 a.m. today at her home after an illness of a year.

She was born Oct. 22, 1911 in Jackson, Ky., to Milton and America HENSLEY JOSEPH.  She was married Aug. 21, 1937 in Salyersville, Ky., to Floyd MONTGOMERY, who survives.  Mrs. Montgomery came to Fulton county in 1963 and had lived in Aubbeenaubbee township for five years.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness church, Knox.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Ruby) ZADESTY, R.R. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. John (Phyllis) POPE, R.R. 4, Monterey; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Bertha WALTERS, Knox.  Five children, six sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 9 p.m. today at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiatng.  Burial will be in the Jackson cemetery, Jackson, Ky.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.  Memorials to the Fulton County Cancer society or the Kidney Foundation will be accepted by the family.
0Wednesday, September 6, 1978

 

John R. Dague

John R. DAGUE, 28, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at midnight Tuesday in the Wishard Memorial hospital, Indianapolis, of injuries suffered in a July 7 plane crash.

Mr. Dague suffered severe burns ovr 93 percent of his body when the airplane he was piloting struck a tree while he was spraying crops near Logansport.

He was born Aug. 23, 1950 in Logansport to Joe and Dorthey HAMON DAGUE, who reside at R.R. 2, Kewanna.  He was married Sept. 28, 1968 in Kewanna to Kathy FRYE, who survives.

Mr. Dague was a pilot for Good and Dague Flying Service corporation.  He was a 1968 graduate of Caston high school, where he was most valuable athlete in track and cross country.  He was a member of the Metea Baptist church, the Flying Industries organization and the Lions club of Grass Creek.  He was a partner in the Good and Dague Flying Service corporation, and attended Ball Technical school in Narhville, Tenn.  Mr. Dague was with the 434th Tactical Fighting Wing, 71st Squadron, at Grissom Air Force Base for six years, serving as a mechanic on the A37 jet fighter plane.  He was discharged from the Air Force as a staff sergeant two years ago.

Surviving with the wife and parents are three brothers, Joe E. DAGUE, R.R. 2, Kewanna, Jim DAGUE, R.R. Kewanna, and Jeff DAGUE, Walton; three sisters, Judy ULERICH, R.R. 2, Kewanna; Jean GALLOWAY, Waterloo, Ia., and June CASANET, Lima, O.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services are pending at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, 1603 East Broadway street, Logansport.  Memorials may be sent to the Burn Center at the Wishard Memorial hospital, Indianapolis.

 

Anna Schauer

Mrs. Anna SCHAUER, 83, a former resident of Argos, died at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Anne’s home in Fort Wayne after an eight-month illness.

She was born April 19, 1895 in Carney, Mich., to Mithias and Kathrine OTRADAVEC.  She was married Nov. 13, 1932 in Carney to William SCHAUER, who died May 20, 1961.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Violet) KRISTAL, Brookfield, Ill.; two sons, Arthur SCHAUER, Rochester, and William SCHAUER, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Ella CATZ, Oxnard, Cal., and Mrs. Agnes HILL, Palatine, Ill.; two brothers, Antone OTRADAVEC, Hermansville, Mich., and Mathew OTRADAVEC, Wilson, Mich.; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Benjamin KACKLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until time of service Thursday.
0Wandah Easterday

Mrs. Russell (Wandah) EASTERDAY, 81, Culver, died at her home at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

She was born Jan. 19, 1897 in fulton county to Edward and Amanda CROMLEY LaBOUNTY and had lived in Culver most of her life.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Coleman (Rosalie) LOWRY, R.R. 4, Plymouth; Mrs. Robert (Cleta) BERGER, Culver, and Mrs. Arnold (Margaret) LOWRY, Culver; three sons, Everett E., Edward L. and Jack D. [EASTERDAY], all of Culver; twenty-two grandchildren and forty-one great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday until time of service Friday.  Memorials may be sent to the Shriner’s Crippled Children hospital.

 

Minnie E. Helvey

Mrs. Minnie F. HELVEY, 90, Akron, died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday at Canterbury Manor nursing home.

She was born Dec. 5, 1887 in Liberty Mills and had lived in Akron most of her life.  She was married Aug. 3, 1912 in Roann to Claude HELVEY.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God, where she had served as caretaker.

Surviving are a brother, Ray POTTENGER, Peru, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie PROVINCES, Roann.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Akron Church of God, with the Rev. James HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Roann.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, September 7, 1978

 

Elmer G. Harris

Elmer G. “Deke” HARRIS, 70, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died Wednesday at 4:48 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after becoming ill while helping with a community project in Kewanna.

He was born Dec. 29, 1907 in Pulaski county to Jerome and Cora MYERS HARRIS.  He was married Dec. 18, 1948 to Beulah P. HUGHES, who survives.  Mr. Harris was a retired farmer and retired employee of Alpha Industries, Logansport.  He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ and the Manitou Moose Lodge of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Addie CHAMBERLAIN, Logan, Utah, and Mrs. Amy ACKRE, Pinckneyville, Ill., to brothers, A. G. HARRIS, South Bend, and George HARRIS, Indianapolis.  Four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with Moose services at 8 p.m. Friday.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. Friday.
0George H. Walker

George H. “Tab” WALKER, 64, 1029 Gerhart street, Kokomo, died Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Vincent hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Oct. 10, 1913 in Covington, Ky., to John and Callie BRYANT WALKER and had lived in Kokomo most of his life.  He was married April 30, 1935 to Annabelle WEBB, who survives.  Mr. Walker was retired from the Chrysler corporation, where he worked for 29 years.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Robert THOMAS, Greentown; Mrs. Kenneth DUNCAN, Rochester; Betty KELLER, Greentown; Mrs. Gary FRANK, San Diego, Cal., and Mrs. Neil RONK, Galveston; three sons, David H., Michael R., and Richard C. WALKER, all of Kokomo; twenty-six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Clell WALKER, LaFollette, Tenn.; a half-brother, Paul WALKER, Chicago, and a step-brother, Harold WILSON, Kokomo.  A son, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Murray funeral home, Kokomo, with the Rev. Max GOODSON officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

John R. Dague

Services have been finalized for John R. DAGUE, 28, R.R. 1, Lucerne, who died Tuesday of burns suffered in a July 7 plane crash.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Metea Baptist church and burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, 1603 East Broadway street, Logansport, and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.  Memorials may be sent to the Burn Center unit, Wishard Memorial hospital, Indianapolis.

 

Friday, September 8, 1978

 

Leo C. Kreighbaum

Leo C. KREIGHBAUM, 63, R.R. 6, Plymouth, died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday at Parkview hospital at Plymouth following an illness of two years.

He was born Dec. 9, 1914 in the Santa Anna community near Argos to Francis and Maude DUDDELSON KREIGHBAUM.  He was married Nov. 19, 1947 in Teegarden to Marie STUNTZ, who survives.  He was employed at Uniroyal in Mishawaka before retiring in 1975.  He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F..

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Gladys) MADGLIN, Eaton, and Mrs. Mikel (Elaine) SMITH, Culver; a son, Duane [KREIGHBAUM], R.R. 6, Plymouth; two grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Wilda KREIGHBAUM and Miss Thelma KREIGHBAUM, both of Plymouth, and a brother, Drisco KREIGHBAUM, R.R. 1, Culver.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery west of Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday until time of service.
0Lucy See

Mrs. Lucy SEE, 85, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 4:40 a.m. today at the Roann nursing home.

She was born in Macy Dec. 27, 1892 to Albert and Olie Lucenia KINGERY SMITH.  She married Fred SEE Sept. 5, 1914.  Mr. See died Aug. 5, 1960.  She was a member of the Macy Christian church.

Surviving are three sisters, Sarah CHAPIN, Rochester; Lola COLLINS, Tuscon, Ariz., and Edith CUMBERLAND, Orlando, Fla., and a brother, Harold [SMITH], Orlando, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCain funeral home on U.S. 31 near Denver with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Ernest J. Swanson

Ernest J. SWANSON, 80, 123 1/2 East Seventh street, died at 10:40 a.m. today while at the miniwarehouse on Morroe street behind the Quick-Clean automatic laundry at Eighth and Monroe streets.  Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Saturday, September 9, 1978

 

Ernest J. Swanson

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home for Ernest J. SWANSON, 80, 123 1/2 East Seventh street, who died at 10:30 a.m. Friday oif an apparent heart attack.

The Rev. Paul STEPHENSON will officiate, and burial will be in the Pro cemetery, Pulaski county, with private graveside services at the cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to the Fulton County Historical Society.

He was born May 19, 1898 in Smaland, Sweden to Gustav and Ida SWENSSON.  He came to the U.S. in 1917 and had lived in Chicago before moving to Rochester 26 years ago.  He was married July 14, 1932 in Chicago to Mabel M. DAVIDSON, who survives.

Mr. Swanson was a retired carpenter and painter, and the former owner of an antique shop in Rochester.  He was a member of the Fulton County Historical Society.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Anna CARLSON, Skokie, Ill.; three half-brothers, Thure MALM, Allen MALM and Elies SWENNSON, all of Sweden, and a naphew, George ERICKSON, Skokie.  His parents and a sister preceded in death.

 

Monday, September 11, 1978

 

Ora Wales

Ora WALES, 73, Middleton, a former Rochester resident, died Sunday in a Richmond hospital.

He was born June 24, 1905 in Rochester to Frank and Mary [MILLISER] WALES.  He was married to Vivian ROBBINS, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Carol MASSIE, Pinellas Park, Fla. a son Ken WALES, Green Cove Springs, Fla.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie SIXBEY, Rochester; Mrs. Jennie WOLFE, Frankfort, and Mrs. Ada NEHER, New Paris, Texas.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
0Hazel M. Holland

Mrs. Hazel M. HOLLAND, 81, Argos, died at 12:09 p.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

She was born June 15, 1897 in Lapaz to Ira and Ida HILDEBRAND CLARK.  She had been a resident of Argos since 1945.  She was married Aug. 30, 1919 in Plymouth to Clyde HOLLAND, owner of Holland Hardware in Argos.  He died Dec. 1, 1969.  Mrs. Holland was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Doris STEPHENSON, Argos; three sons, Neil HOLLAND, Fort Wayne; Eldon “Dutch” HOLLAND, Plymouth, and Otho HOLLAND, Columbus; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.  A grandchild, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until time of service Tuesday.  Memorials may be sent to the Argos Congregational Christian church or the Argos Community EMS.

 

Nellie Seymour

Mrs. Nellie SEYMOUR, 96, 1021 Main street, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Canterbury Manor, Rochester.

She was born April 16, 1882 in Jackson county, Mich., to Thomas and Thelia WELSH POWER.  She came to Rochester in 1934 with the Cole Brothers circus.  She was married March 28, 1923 in Crown Point to Fred SEYMOUR, who died in 1943.  Mrs. Seymour was a retired circus employee.

Surviving is a cousin, Mrs. Leon (Irene) POIRIER, Albion, Mich.

Graveside services were to be this afternoon at Riversice cemetery, Albion, Mich., with the Rev. Carl KRAUSE officiating.  Burial was to be in the Riverside cemetery.  Zimmerman Brothers funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, September 12, 1978

 

Grace L. Knox

Mrs. Grace L. TRUAX KNOX, 96, 3421 Northside Boulevard, South Bend, died at 9:10 p.m. Monday in the Fountainview Nursing home, Mishawaka.

She was born Sept. 23, 1881 in Malaga, Belman county, Ohio, and moved to Mishawaka from Nappanee in 1941.  She was married in 1902 to William L. KNOX, who preceded in death.  Mrs. Knox was the oldest member of the Albright United Methodist church, Mishawaka, and a member of the Fellowship Sunday school class. She also belonged to the Woman’s Society of Christian Service.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Helen) WILKINSON, Mishawaka, Mrs. Forest (Ester) HEYDE, Rochester, Mrs. Danea L. (Edith) WOODWORTH, LaGrange, Ill., and Mrs. Edwin C. (Ruth Ann) HAAK, Fon du Lac, Wis.; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at th Evert Ballard funeral home, 118 South Mill street, Mishawaka with the Rev. Theodore W. SNYDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Center cemetery, Nappanee.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be sent to the Albright United Methodist church.


 

Wednesday, September 13, 1978

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Mildred E. Coffman

Mildred Edith COFFMAN, 78, R.R. 2, Lucerne, died at 4:50 p.m. Monday at her residence after a two-week illness.

She was born April 21, 1900 in Kewanna to John C. and Marie Elizabeth FELDER GORSLINE and had lived most of her life in Cass county.  She was married June 29, 1924 in Loganspot to Carl B. COFFMAN, who survives.  She was a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Dorothy) COX, Logansport, and Mrs. Lee (Emma) KRINGEL, South Bend; a son, Richard COFFMAN, R.R. 2, Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Louis ZELLERS COLLINS, Rochester, and Mrs. Doris BOOSE, Frankfort; a brother, Robert GORSLINE, Peru; eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. John LOUTHIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until time of services Thursday.

 

Glen Justice

Glen JUSTICE, 62, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn hospital.

He was born March 15, 1916 in Buchanan county, Va., to Morgan and Mary COE JUSTICE and moved to Akron 2 1/2 years ago from Virginia.  He was a laborer.

Surviving are four brothers, Earnest [JUSTICE], Akron, and Jim, Ayers and Leonard [JURSICE], all of Hurly, Va. four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle JUSTICE, Akron, O.; Cloey KEENE, Portsmouth, Va. Lillian OQUINN, Akron O., and Katherene LESTER, Hurly, Va.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Luther BAILEY officiating.  Burial will bein the Gaerte cemetery near Disko.  Friends may call after       2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Robert E. Denney

Robert E. DENNEY, 64, 308 East Plum street, Argos, died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient for a week after an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 3, 1913 in Packertown, Ind., to George and Pearl KLINE DENNEY.  He was married Aug. 15, 1934 in Argos to Flossie YEAZEL, who survives.  Mr. Denney retired from the Norfolk and Western railroad in 1974.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Patsy) FRETZ, Tipecanoe; three sons, David DENNEY, Fort Wayne; Gerald “Tony” DENNEY and Roger DENNEY, both of Argos, a brother, Cyrus “Bill” DENNEY, Pierceton.  A grandchild and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. John GRAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and until time of service Friday.
Russell O. Humbert, Sr.

Russell O. HUMBERT, Sr., 69, Nyona Lake, formerly of Kokomo, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester nursing home after a six-month illness.

He was born Feb. 28, 1909 in Russiaville to James A. and Emma TEDLOCK HUMBERT and had lived in the Kokomo area most of his life.  He was married Aug. 18, 1930 to Abbie BOWEN, who survives.  Mr. Humbert retired from the Cabot corporation, Stellite division, in March, 1970 after 37 years of service.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert E. HUMBERT and Russell O. HUMBERT, Jr., both of Kokomo; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Murray chapel, Kokomo, with the Rev. W. L. HENDERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, September 14, 1978

 

Sean Lovan

Mrs. Donna LOVAN, 23, Nyona Lake, pleaded guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Fulton circuit court Wednesday.  The court ordered the probation department to do a pre-sentence report and investigation before she appears in court Sept. 21 at 9:30 a.m.

Mrs. Lovan was indicted by the Fulton county grand jury for involuntary manslaughter April 13 in connection with the beating-death of her son, Sean [LOVAN], on March 31.

The child was found dead in his crib by his father, James LOVAN, at approxjmately 4:25 p.m. when the father returned home from work.  An ambulance and police were summoned to the home and police arrested Mrs. Lovan at the scene.

An autopsy performed the evening of the death revealed the child had died of massive internal hemorrhaging.  Police said the boy’s body contained 174 bruises and lacerations.

 

Friday, September 15, 1978 to Saturday, September 16, 1978

 

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Monday, September 18, 1978

 

Daisy Davis

Mrs. Daisy F. DAVIS, 79, a former Akron resident, died Friday in Hollywood, Fla., where she moved from Akron 3 1/2 years ago.

She was born in Gas City to Charles and Mary WALTERS SCHRADER.  She was married to Leo GLAZE, who died in 1941.  Her second marriage was to Allen DAVIS, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God and later attended the Hollywood First Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, William [GLAZE], Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Helen G. CREVISTON, Hollywood, Fla. a sister, Mrs. Beulah GEHLE, Wabash; twenty-one grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron with the Rev. James F. HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after    7 p.m. Tuesday.


0Charles S. Overmyer

Last rites will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home for Charles S. OVERMYER, 84, longtime Rochester realtor and businessman.

Mr. Overmyer died Saturday at 12:55 p.m. at Canterbury Manor, where he had been a patient since July 28.  He had been in ill health the past 18 months.

The Rev. Paul STEPHENSON will officiate at services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and until the hour of service Tuesday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

Mr. Overmyer, who resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou, was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.  He had operated his own realty firm the past 20 years at 112 East Eighth street and previously was owner of a sales agency here for Minneapolis-Moline farm equipment and Packard automobiles.

Before entering the farm equpment business, he operated a chicken hatchery and feed mill at 214 East Sixth street.  Earlier, he had been a lineman and later line foreman for the Northern Indiana Power company, predecessor of Public Service Indiana.

Born Dec. 16, 1893, in Richland township, he was the son of Frank and Inez ALMACK OVERMYER.  His first marriage was in Rochester Oct. 31, 1914, to Edyth Alma KINGERY, who died May 7, 1957.  His second marriage was July 28, 1958, in Rochester to Vivian WAGONER TROUT, who survives.

Mr. Overmyer farmed in Richland township as a young man and then operated the Richland Center store before moving to Rochester in 1916.  He retained a lifelong interest in farming.

He was a member of Grace Methodist church, Kiwanis club and Fulton County Board of Realtors and had served as a member of the Rochester township advisory board.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (June) BRINKROEGER, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a son, Jack K. OVERMYER, Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. David (Sally) LEININGER,  R.R. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Don (Judy) ENSMINGER, Plymouth; a step-son, Phillip M. TROUT, St. Clairsville, O.; ten grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother, Vern OVERMYER, Fulton, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Zella WAGONER, Rochester.

Preceding in death were two brothers and one sister.

 

Larry C. Scarberry

Larry C. SCARBERRY, 31, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 11:58 a.m. Sunday after a week’s illness.

He was born Oct 24, 1946 in Gallopolis, O., to Clarence SCARBERRY, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Deloris HILL TERRY, Jackson, O.  He came to Fulton county from South Bend.  He married his wife, Linda [SCARBERRY], on March 14, 1970, and she survives.  Mr. Scarberry was a dealer for Snap-on-Tools.  He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a Vietman war veteran.

Surviving with the wife are three sisters, Mrs. Gene (Susan) ELKINS, Wellston, O.; Mrs. Gary (Carolyn) TURNER, Syracuse, and Miss Brenda Lynn TERRY, Jackson, O.; two brothers, Earl Neal SCARBERRY, Syracuse, and Roger TERRY, Jackson, O.; a maternal grandfather, Marshal HILL, Nappanee, and a paternal grandmother, Aldapharr SCARBERRY, Warsaw.

Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
0Tuesday, September 19, 1978

 

Nellie Bruegel

Nellie BRUEGEL, 78, Mishawaka, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Memorial hospital, South Bend. 

She was born July 5, 1900 in Kewanna to Peter and Nancy METZGER.  She was married April 4, 1926 to Fred BRUEGEL, who preceded in death.

Suviving are a son, Roger BRUEGEL, Elkhart; a daughter, Deloris MILKEY, South Bend; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby SMITH, Kewanna, and Lela GRASSISS, Rochester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Budd funeral home, Mishawaka.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 1978

 

Larry C. Scarberry

Private graveside services were held today for Larry SCARBERRY, 31, R.R. 2, Kewanna.  Burial was in the Salem cemetry, west of Fulton.

Mr. Scarberry died at 11:58 a.m. Sunday after a week’s illness.

 

Thursday, September 21, 1978

 

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Friday, September 22, 1978

 

Sean Lovan

Judge Wendell C. TOMBAUGH sentenced Mrs. Donna LOVAN, 23, Nyona Lake, to six years imprisonment Thursday for the beatng death of her two-year-old son, Sean [LOVAN], and said he wished he could order her sterilized.

Mrs. Lovan appeared in Fulton circuit court for sentencing after she pleaded guilty of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of her son last March 31.  She was indicted by a Fulton county grand jury on April 13.

The child was found dead in his crib by his father, James LOVAN, about 4:25 p.m. March 31 when he returned home rom work.  An autopsy revealed the boy had died of massive internal hemorrhaging.  Police said the child’s body had 174 bruises and lacerations.

The Class C felony of involuntary manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment - to which can be added up to three years for “aggravating circumstances” and from which can be subtracted up to three years for “mitigating circumstances.”

Judge Tombaugh said he was adding one year to the five-year maximum because Mrs. Lovan had a long history of child abuse when she lived in Howard county, particularly of Sean.

He said he would have added more than the one year if he thought he could justify it.

The judge also said he had come to believe from the report of Mrs. Lovan’s psychiarist that she might be a threat to her other children and to future children she might have.

For that reason, he said, he wished that Indiana law would permit him to order her sterilized so that she could not have any more children.  However, state law does not permit this.

Mrs. Lovan has two other sons, four years old and one year old.


Mrs. Lovan was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections for her 0imprisonment.  To be subtracted from the six-year term are 174 days she has spent in custody since her arrest at her home on March 31.

 

Ollie M. Robbins

Mrs. Ollie M. ROBBINS, 101, formerly of 331 West 11th street, believed to be Fulton county’s oldest resident, died at 7:40 a.m. Friday at the Rochester nursing home.

She was born April 12, 1877 in Fulton county to Sylvester and Marie GOSS ALSPACH.  Mrs. Robbins had resided for several years in Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver, Colo.  Her first marriage was to Dr. Clarence HART, who died in 1924.  Her second marriage, in 1931, was to Charles E. ROBBINS, who died June 14, 1952.  Mrs. Robbins was a member of the United Presbyterian church, Rochester.

Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Fred (Leona) PERSCHBACHER, Rochester; two great-nieces, Mrs. Mary Jane DUNCAN, Sun City, Fla., and Mrs. Mary Eunice WEILAND, Indianapolis; two great-nephews, David TAYLOR, Bristol, Ind., and John TAYLOR, Toronto, Canada, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. C. Howard (Thelma) ROBBINS, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call one hour prior to services.  Memorials other than flowers can be made to charity.

 

Saturday, September 23, 1978

 

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Monday, September 25, 1978

 

Essie M. Foutz

Mrs. Essie M. FOUTZ, 97, Siloam Springs, Ark., died at 7 p.m. Saturday.

She was born Aug. 26, 1881 in Fulton county to Charles and Rosella REDER HILL.  She had lived in Logansport until moving to Siloam Springs in 1974; she also was a former resident of Lucerne and Grass Creek.  She was married Sept. 18, 1904 to Harry E. FOUTZ, who died in February, 1970.  Mrs. Foutz was a former member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Harold H. FOUTZ, Saloam Springs, Ark., and Elmer L. FOUTZ, Logansport; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison Garden Chapel, Royal Center, with the Rev. William CUTSCHUL officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be sent to the Fletchers Lake United Methodist church.
0Fred H. Johnson

Fred H. JOHNSON, 65, Fresno, Cal., died Friday followng an illness of several years.

Mr. Johnson was born April 7, 1913 in Trenton, Tenn., to William and Annie LAW JOHNSON.  He was a World War II veteran, having served in the European theatre.

Surviving are the wife, Billie JOHNSON; two daughters, Betty Jane and Rosann [JOHNSON], both of the Fresno area; two brothers, Robert E. JOHNSON, Lapaz, and Paul G. JOHNSON, Jackson, Miss.; two sisters, Nancy HALE, Rochester, and Eia KAIN, Yazoo City, Miss.

Services will be Tuesday in Fresno.

 

Tuesday, September 26, 1978

 

Allen D. Marshall

Allen D. MARSHALL, 14, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 8 p.m. Monday at his residence.

He was born July 3, 1964 in Rochester to A. Devon and Annabel HORN MARSHALL and had lived in Fulton county all his life.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Gary MARSHALL; a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary MARSHALL, Mentone; a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Velma GARDNER, Akron, and the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. SMITH, Akron.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the King memorial home, Mentone, with Brother Terry STOCKMAN of the Mentone Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, September 27, 1978

 

Vernon Castleman

Vernon “Bill” CASTLEMAN, 81, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial hospital, South Bend.  He had been in failing health for two years.

Mr. Castleman was born Jan. 17, 1897 in Marshall county to Caleb and Ida ONSTATT CASTLEMAN.  He had lived his entire life in the Rochester area.  His first marriage was to Gladys GARNER in 1920; she died in 1957.  His second marriage was to Geneva MORRIS in 1961, who survives.

Mr. Castleman and his brothers ran livestock sale barns in South Bend, Plymouth and North Judson.  He was a semi-retired farmer and livestock dealer.  He was a member of the Grace United Methodist church and of the former Redman lodge in Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Parke (Frances) BAXTER, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Nelson D. (Carolyn) HUNTER, Jr., R.R. 4, Rocester; three grandchildren, Douglas BAXTER, LeeAnn BAXTER POLLOCK and Jeffrey HUNTER, all of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha BAILEY, South Bend, and Mrs. Bess WARNER, Friendwood, Texas, and a brother, Clyde CASTLEMAN, Leiters Ford.  Seven brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to time of service Friday.
0Thursday, September 28, 1978

 

Charles B. Shaw

Charles B. SHAW, 65, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph hospital, South Bend.

He was born Nov. 8, 1912 in Burlington, Ind. to James I. and Melinda C. BURNS SHAW, and had lived in the Fulton area since 1952.  He was married Aug. 17, 1955 in Fulton to Ada Ruth STANLEY ZARTMAN, who survives.  Mr. Shaw was a retiers mechanic.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Kent (Katherine) ACHORS, Tempe, Ariz., Mrs. David (Jean Ann) DUEY, Evert, Mich.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Joan Kay) KNIGHT, Cambridge, Neb.; a step-son, Lowell Mark ZARTMAN, Kokomo; three sisters, Mrs. Ida DENMAN, Miss Opal SHAW, Miss Ruth SHAW, all of Kokomo; five grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren.  Several brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until time of services.

 

Irene Sellers

Irene SELLERS, 56, R.R. 3, Knox, died at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday in Pulaski Memorial hospital, Winamac.

She was born April 25, 1922 in Starke county.  Her first marriage was to Paul REED, who died Aug. 14, 1955.  Her second marriage was to James E. SELLERS on May 9, 1965.  He survives.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Tom L. REED, Rochester; two step-sons; five sisters, Mrs. Edna WINTERS, Montere; Mrs. Leah HUNNICUTT, North Judson; Mrs. Cora METCALF, LaPorte; Mrs. Dorothy WEST, Cassopolis, Mich., and Mrs. Lula HALL, Winamac; two brothers, Sam BAILEY, Sr., Monterey, and Russel BAILEY, Knox, and four grandcildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Price and VanGilder funeral home in Knox with the Rev. Joe RODGERS officiating.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Terry Hisey

Mrs. Terry MOORE HISEY, 33, North Maple street, Akron, died this morning at her residence.  She had been ill several days.

Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral home.
0Friday, September 29, 1978

 

Terry Hisey

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home  for Mrs. Terry HATFIELD HISEY, 33, Akron, who died Thursday morning at her residence.

The Rev. Paul STEPHENSON will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. today and between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday.  Memorials other than flowers may be given to the Fulton county animal shelter.

Mrs. Hisey was born Dec. 19, 1944 in Rochester to Cecil and Ruth ADAMS MOORE and had lived in the Rochesrter area all her life.  She was married May 13, 1978 to Larry HISEY, who survives.  She was an IBM operator and a former employee of Topps Manufacturing in Rochester.  She was a 1963 graduate of Richland Center high school and attended the South Bend Business college for two years.  She was a 4-H dog club leader.

Surviving with the husband are the father, Cecil MOORE, R.R. 3, Rochestr; a sister, Mrs. Mark (Debbie) RODRIGUEZ, R.R. 3, Rochester; a brother, Cecil MOORE, Jr., Shawnee Mission, Kan.; the maternal grandfather, Earl H. ADAMS, Louisville, Ky., the paternal grandmother, Pearl MOORE,  R.R. 2, Rochester.  The mother and a brother, John D. McGRIFF, preceded in death.

 

Dorothy L. Presecan

Mrs. Dorothy L. PRESECAN, 59, Rialto, Cal., died at 9 a.m. Thursday at the San Bernardino Community hospital, San Bernardino, Cal.

She was born April 4, 1919 in Rochester to Levi and Lillian HARDIN MOORE.  She was married June 17, 1939 in Rochester to Nicholas E. PRESECAN, who survives.  She was a member of the Bethany United Presbyterian church in Rialto, the Eastern Star, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Tri Kappa and Tri Delt sororities.  She was a 1937 Rochester high school graduate and attended Butler university.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Nicholas L. PRESECAN, Clairmont, Cal., and three grandchildren.  Local survivors include Mrs. Arthur SHORE, Byron SHORE, Hugh MOORE, Mrs. Harold (Helen) READ, Mrs. Robert P. (Arabelle) MOORE and Mrs. Max (Mary) HARDIN.  A son and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiatng.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call for an hour prior to services.

 

Saturday, September 30, 1978

 

Merle B. McCune

Merle B. McCUNE, 77, R.R. 1, Argos, died this morning at the Parkview hospital, Plymouth.

Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.

 

Orrell W. Ruffner

Orrell W. RUFFNER, R.R. 1, Argos, died unexpectedly at his home this morning.

Arrangements are pending at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.
0Arthur M. Golden

Arthur M. GOLDEN, 82, R.R. 1, Mentone, was found dead at his home about 3 p.m. Friday.  Death was due to natural causes.

He was born May 27, 1896 in Nappanee to Edward and Augusta BROWN GOLDEN.  He had lived in Mentone since 1944, moving there from the Bourbon area.  He was married Oct. 4, 1917 to Erma M. JONES, who died April 1, 1952.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Argos Church of Jesus Christ.

Surviving are four sons, Paul [GOLDEN], Warsaw; Samuel [GOLDEN], Argos; Russell [GOLDEN], New Carlisle, and Donald [GOLDEN], Tippecanoe; four daughters, Mrs. Irene KONKLE, Warsaw;; Mrs. Dorothy WATKINS and Mrs. Joy STEAGER, both of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Mary ROWLAND, Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Edward [GOLDEN], Jr., Nappanee; twenty-four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. A daughter, four brothers and two sisters prceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Argos Church of Jesus Christ with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Parks cemetery at Bourbon.  Friends may call at the King memorial home in Mentone Sunday after 2 p.m. and at the church Monday for one hour before services.

 

Asbareen Miller

Mrs. Asbareen MILLER, 62, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Logansport Memorial hospital following a six-year illness.

She was born Nov. 24, 1915 in Marshall county to Edward and Anna OSBORNE SNYDER and had lived in the Argos area since 1947.  She was married Sept. 2, 1939 in Plymouth to Malcolm MILLER, who survives.  She was a member of the Santa Anna United Methodist church, the United Methodist Women of the church, and the Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Raymond MILLER, Argos; two grandchildren, a brother, Irving SNYDER, Plymouth.  A son, Kenneth [MILLER], died in 1952.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Sunday.  The Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, October 2, 1978

 

Orrell W. Ruffner

Orrell W. RUFFNER, 83, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 6:25 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

He was born Oct. 27, 1894 in Greenup, Ill., to Walter and Minnie RUFFNER.  He had lived in the Argos area since 1952, when he moved from Chicago.  His first marriage was in 1917 to Vera HUTTON, who died in 1948.  His second marriage was Sept. 2, 1950 in South Bend to Lillian KOLACZ NYCZ, who survives.  Mr. Ruffner retired from the Studebaker corporation in 1963, and was a member of the St. Michaels Catholic church, Plymouth.

Surviving with the wife are three daughtters, Mrs. Ruth BROOKS, Miami, Fla., Mrs. Ronald (Carolyn) WOOLEY, Plymouth, Mrs. John (Mary Anne) BROWN, Plymouth; three sons, Leland RUFFNER, New Lisbon, Wis., John RUFFNER, Arlington, Va., Maj. Joseph H. NYCZ, Plattsburg, New York; sixteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.  A grandchild preceded in death.


Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michaels Catholic church, Plymouth with the Rev. Bernard GALIC officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial park cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, and the Rosary will be receited at 8:30 p.m. today.

 

Clarence W. Mikesell

Clarence W. MIKESELL, 80, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6:50 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday.

He was born Dec. 14, 1897 in Marshall county to John W. and Pleasant Jane FIFER and had lived most of his life in Rochester.  He was married Aug. 2, 1918 in Rochester to Geraldine L. KINDIG, who survives.  Mr. Mikesell was a retired farmer, a member of the Talma United Methodist church and the Farm Bureau and was a past director of the Farm Bureau Co-op.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Clovis) PETERSEN, R.R. 5, Rochester; four sons, Wayne E. MIKESELL, R.R. 5, Rochester; Calvin W. MIKESELL, R.R. 5, Rochester; Sheldon X. MIKESELL, Indianapolis and Larry E. [MIKESELL], Fort Wayne; eighteen grandchildren, a brother, Ervin MIKESELL, Carol Stream, Ill.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

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

 

N. Clair Moore

Norman Clair MOORE, 78, 1530 Jefferson street, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital where he had been admitted shortly before death.  He had been ill the last six years.

Mr. Moore was born March 29, 1900 in Leiters Ford to Lee and Cora ZECHIEL MOORE and had been a Fulton county resident most of his life.  On June 7, 1927, he married Louise WOLFF in St. Louis, Mo.  She survives.  He was an employee of the Akron Exchange Bank for 23 years and was associated with the First National Bank of Warsaw as fourth vice-president.  He had also been employed by Tru-Temper company in Akron.  He was the Fulton county court bailiff for six years and was a World War I Army veteran and member of the ROTC.  He belonged to the Grace United Methodist church; the Masonic lodge 79; South Bend Scottish Rite; Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine; Manitou Shrine club, and past patron of the Order of Eastern Star 70.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Jocelyn) ACKER, Birmingham, Ala.; a son, Norman [MOORE], Akron; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Macy (Genavee) NELSON, Mentone.  A sister, Zelda BELL, preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until time of services Wednesday.  The Order of Eastern Star will hole memorial services at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Merle B. McCune

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Poplar Grove United Methodist church for Merle B. McCUNE, 77, R.R. 1, Argos, who died at 8 a.m. Saturday in Parkview Memorial hospital, Plymouth.

The Rev. Richard BENNETT will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until noon Tuesday and at the church an hour prior to services.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge conducted memorial services Sunday evening.

He was born March 4, 1901 in Garden, Neb., to Peter and Ida McCUNE and had lived in the Argos area for 39 years.  He was married June 1, 1929 in South Bend to Leona RINGLE, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Joy Sue) ECKER, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; two sons, Kenneth McCUNE, R.R. 1, Culver, and Jim McCUNE, R.R. 1, Argos, and seven grandchildren.

 

Eula J. Engle

Mrs. Eula J. ENGLE, 58, Monterey, died at 1:18 a.m. Sunday at the Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac.

She was born May 25, 1920 at Lake Bruce to John and Violet DEITRICH EDLIN.  She was married Feb. 20, 1937 in Rochester to James F. ENGLE, who survives.  She was a seamstress at the Rice corporation, Winamac, and a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist churh, Lake Bruce.

Surviving with the husband are a step-mother, Mrs. Rose EDLIN, R.R. 1, Kewanna; a half-sister, Mrs. Buddy SCHODORF, Logansport; nieces and nephews, and four grandchildren.  Three sisters and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, October 3, 1978

 

Rev. Adolf Friesen

Rev. Adolf FRIESEN, 81, formerly of 503 North Riverside boulevard, Goshen, died at 3 a.m. today at the Greencroft Nursing center, Goshen, where he had resided since December, 1975.

He was born Sept. 3, 1897 in Gossell, Kan.  He was married Aug. 3, 1925, to Susie UNRON, who died Dec. 6, 1962.  Mr. Friesen was a minister for the General Conference Mennonite church serving Indiana and Illinois, and was a member of the Eighth street Mennonite church in Goshen.  He also worked in the Schult homes in Middlebury, Ind.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Susanne FRIESEN, Goshen, and Mrs. Gene (Helen) FISHER, Rochester, and a brother C. B. FRIESEN, Hesston, Kan.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Yoder-Culp funeral home, Goshen, with the Rev. Donald HASOPTLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Elkhart cemetery, Goshen.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Edwin M. Clements

Edwin M. CLEMENTS, 77, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Jan. 14, 1901 in Champaign, Ill., to Edwin and Eva MANSFIELD CLEMENTS and had lived most of his life in Cass and Pulaski counties.  He was married Sept. 22, 1923 in South Bend to Goldie B. HOLLOWAY, who survives.  Mr. Clements was a farmer and livestock dealer.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Harold CLEMENTS, R.R. 2, Lucerne; Richard “Pete” CLEMENTS, Jr., Townsville, Australia; a daughter, Mrs. Meredith (Dorothy) ETHERINGTON, R.R. 4, Logansport; twelve grandchildren, and elveen great-grandchildren.  A son, a great-grandchild, four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, October 4, 1978

 

Edwin M. Clements

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, for Edwin M. CLEMENTS, 77, R.R. 1, Lucerne, who died Monday.

Rev. Raymond SKELTON will officiate, and burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Among the survivors are the wife, Beryl HOLLOWAY CLEMENTS, and a son, Harold CLEMENTS, R.R. 2, Royal Center.

 

Thursday, October 5, 1978

 

George J. Hubenthal

George J. HUBENTHAL, 83, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died at 6:10 a.m. today in Memorial hospital, Logansport, after an illness of two years.

He was born April 7, 1895 in Cass county to Charles E. and Elizabeth BASSLER HUBENTHAL and had lived most of his life in Cass county.  He was married Dec. 20, 1916 in Cass county to Osa MINTER, who survives.  Mr. Hubenthal was a retired farmer and a member of the Metea Baptist church.  He was a former Cass county councilman, past secretary of the Metea Cemetery association, a deacon for 24 years at the Metea Baptist church, and a past-president of the Indiana Brown Swiss Breeders association.  He also was a past director of the National Brown Swiss Breeders association.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Vera) PICKENS, R.R. 1, Lucerne; two sons, Charles E. [HUBENTHAL], R.R. 1, Lucerne, and Robert R. [HUBENTHAL], Richardson, Texas; a brother, Walter HUBENTHAL, Logansport; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Three brothers, two sisters and a great-grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Metea Baptist church with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating, assisted by the Rev. Dan VITATOE.  Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, after 2 p.m. Friday and for an hour prior to services at the church Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Friday, October 6, 1978

 

Ricki J. Fogelsanger

Ricki J. FOGELSANGER, 27, Denver, Colo., died Thursday morning during surgery in Denvr.

He was born July 20, 1951 in Rochester to Ralph and Dorothy FOGELSANGER,     R.R. 3, Rochester, who survive.  He married his wife, Karen [FOGELSANGER], on Jan. 5, 1972 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She also survives.  Mr. Fogelsanger owned and operated a water bed business in Denver.  He was a member of the Catholic church, a graduate of Rochester high school and served in the U.S. Army between 1968-73, being stationed in Korea and Hawaii.

Surviving with the wife and parents are three daughters, Tonya, Brenda and Shelley [FOGELSANGER], all at home; three brothers, Jack FOGELSANGER, Elgin, Ill.; Hubert “Bud” WETZEL, Rochester, and Richard FOGELSANGER, Chicago; two sisters, Janet WOLF and Dianne K. ROGERS, both of Rochester, and the maternal grandmother, Elsie LEDDUSAW, Chicago.  Two sistrs preceded in death.

Services are pending in Honolulu.  Burial will be in Honolulu.

 

Jessie E. Mountjoy

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Jessie E. MOUNTJOY, 88, Cleveland, O., on Sept. 27, in New York City.

She was born in Rochester to James F. and Anetta AULT JOHNSON and was the widow of Edgar E. MOUNTJOY.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Hela N. JOHNSON, and a niece, Janet M. CITINE, both of Cleveland Heights.

The Flynn-Mylott funeral home, 4600 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, 44121, was in charge of arrangements.  Burial was in the Lake cemetery, Cleveland.

 

Goldie M. Osborne

Mrs. Goldie M. OSBORNE, 77, Akron, died at 10 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.

She was born March 14, 1901 in Nappanee and lived in Nappanee prior to moving to Akron.  She was married Dec. 8, 1936 to Albert OSBORNE, who died April 2, 1961.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Ruth HOLLOWAY, Nappanee.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday t the Wright-Yoder funeral home, Nappanee, with the Rev. Gene HIPSKIND officiating.  Burial will be in the New Paris cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Clyde Hartman

Word has been received of the death on Sept. 30, of Clyde HARTMAN, 97, Oakdale, Cal., son of Benjamin and Clara Ellen HARTMAN.  Burial was in Glendora, Cal.

Mr. Hartman’s wife preceded in death.

Surviving are two daughters; a son; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Estel (Genn) BEMENDERFER, Rochester, and a brother, Irvin [HARTMAN], Indianapolis.
Saturday, October 7, 1978

 

Leonard Barnhart

Leonard BARNHART, 82, Syracuse, died at 9 a.m. Friday in the Richdale nursing home in South Bend.  He had been ill for five years.

Mr. Barnhart was born in Kanas on Jan. 19, 1896.  He had lived in Syracuse 50 years.  He was married in Huntington on Jan. 19, 1937 to Doris GRANLUND, who survives.  He was a teacher for 29 years.  He attended Manchester college and Indiana University.  He was a member of the Syracuse Lions club and the Kosciusko County Retired Teachers association and was a World War I veteran.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Carolyn BARNHART, Rochester; three sons, Stanley [BARNHART], Goshen; Len [BARNHART], South Bend, and Lowell [BARNHART], Augusta, Ga.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth ZINN and Laura ISLES, both of New Carlisle, O.; and four brothers, Paul [BARNHART], Urbana, .; Howard [BARNHART], New Carlisle, O.; Walter [BARNHART], Springfield, O., and Laurence [BARNHART], San Francisco, Cal.

Services will be in the Syracuse Church of the Brethren Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Syracuse cemetery.  The Revs. George PHILLIPS and John McFARLAND will officiate.  Friends may call at the Harris funeral home on Ind. 13, Syracuse, until noon Sunday and at the church after 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

L. Wayne Kelley

L. Wayne KELLEY, 72, Panama City, Fla., died Thursday in Panama City.

He was born April 4, 1906 in Indiana to James and Lucenda KILLGORE KELLEY and had lived in Florida for seven years, moving there from the Mentone area.  He was married to Mary L. DILLMAN, who survives.  He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Wayne J. KELLEY, Seattle, Wash.; Walter KELLEY, Atwood, and Kenneth KELLEY, Orlando, Fla.; four daughters, Jean CHEESEMAN, Port St. Joe, Fla.; Ester SAINER, Shawnee, Okla.; Betty WOOD, Rochester, and Dora MILLER, Palestine; two sisters, Bernice SCHOOLEY, Elkhart, and Alphie SCHOOLEY, Bristol; a brother, Aubrey KELLEY, Argos; twenty-four grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the King Memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. Sunday.
Monday, October 9, 1978

 

Clifford F. Eherenman

Clifford F. EHRENMAN, 78, Burket, died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday at the Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.

He was born Jan 11, 1900 in the Harris Center area and had lived in the Burket area most of his life.  He was married to Eva BURKETT on Dec. 30, 1922.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a retired Burket fireman.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Carl EHERENMAN, Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Herschel (Joan) SHOEMAKER, Wrsaw; three step-brothers, James REDIENGER, Warsaw; Byron REDIENGER, Fort Wayne, and Paul REDIENGER, Owego; three step-sisters, Mrs. Dora JARVI, Lowell, Mass.; Mrs. Cora MYERS, Connecticut, and Mrs. Rebecca HIVELY, Warsaw; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER and the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Timothy F. Allen

A North Judson area man was electrocuted about 12:30 p.m. Saturday as he was installing a television antenna at the residence of Ulla May LIKES of Delong.

Timothy F. ALLEN, 23, R.R. 2, North Judson, was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn hospital after being taken there by the Bonine funeral home ambulance of Culver.

Ambulance attendants tried to revive the man enroute to the hospital but were unsuccessful.

The Fulton county police department said that Allen, his father Floyd [ALLEN] and his brother were working on the antenna when the wind blew it onto a 7,500-volt power line.

Allen was holding a lead-in wire when the antenna fell onto the electric line, knocking allen to the ground and electrocuting him.

The Price and Van Gilder funeral home in Knox is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

Wilbur W. Craig

Wilbur W. CRAIG, 90, 214 West Fifth street, died at 2:05 p.m. Saturday at the Grandview hospital, Dayton, O.  He had been visiting relatives in Ohio.

He was born July 28, 1888 in Miami county to Thomas and Tressie BRAUNELLER CRAIG and had lived most of his life in Miami and Fulton counties.  He was married July 22, 1910 in Peru to Pearl L. OPPLE, who died April 2, 1971.  Mr. Craig was a retired farmer and employee of the former Armour creameries.  He was a member of the RSVP and the Fulton County Historical Society.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Merrel (Mildred) WAGONER, Mrs. Russell (Mabel) WAGONER, Mrs. Albert (Ester) BOWEN and Mrs. Dale (Vernice) RHODES, all of Rochester; two sons, Lloyd and Raymond [CRAIG], both of Rochester; twenty-one grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy JUDD, Evansville, and a brother, Victor [CRAIG], Kokomo.  A son, a granddaughter and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.  Memorials may be sent to the donor’s choice.


William A. Graham

Word has been received of the death of William A. “Bill” GRAHAM, 17, R.R. 1, Westfield, last Tuesday at his residence.

He was born April 8, 1961 in Indianapolis to Roger and Janet GRAHAM, who survive.  He had lived in the Carmel ara for 15 years, was a junior at Carmel high school and was employed at Noble Romans restaurant in Carmel.  He was a member of the Central Christian church.

Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Larry and Kerry GRAHAM, both at home; two sisters, Vanessa GRAHAM, at home, and Melissa MERRICK, Carmel; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd CLEVENGER, Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton BROWN, Kewanna.

Friends called Wednesday at the Smith funeral home, Carmel.  Final rites were conducted by the Rev. James McPEAK Thursday at the Central Christian church and burial was in the Carmel cemetery.

 

W. Ira Nickels

W. Ira NICKELS, 76, R.R. 2, Kewanna, died at 12:55 p.m. Sunday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth.

He was born Nov. 24, 1901 in Fulton county and married L. Marie BUCK Nov. 9, 1922 in Pulaski county.  She died May 6, 1971.  He was a retired Fulton county farmer and carpenter and a member of the West Union United Methodist church and was the treasurer of the Victor Chapel Cemetery association.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Thelma FITES, Glendale, Cal.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Harrison garden chapel, Royal Center, with the Rev. Howard WESTERN officiating.  Burial will be in the Victor Chapel cemetery near Star City.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

Tuesday, October 10, 1978

 

Viola E. Ray

Mrs. Viola Elizabeth RAY, 72, a former Rochester resident, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday at her son’s house in Jeffersonville.  She had been in failing health for several years.

Mrs. Ray was born June 7, 1906 in Fountain county to Mr. and Mrs. William COATS.  She was married Aug. 5, 1930 to Harry E. RAY in Veedersburg.  He died in 1961.  She had lived in the Rochester area for 30 years before moving to Jeffersonville five years ago.  She was a former school teacher and a registred nurse.  She was a member of the First Christian church of Rochester, the DAR and the Manitou Garden club.

Surviving are one son, Charles “Bill” RAY, Jeffersonville; three grandchildren, Katherine and Michael [RAY], Jeffersonville, and David [RAY], serving in the U.S. Navy in San Diego, Cal.; four brothers, Charles [COATS], Venice, Fla.; Francis and William [COATS], Waynetown, and Eugene [COATS], Indianapolis.

Memorial services will be at the Scott funeral home in Jeffersonville tonight at 7 o’clock and the body will be removed to the Foster & Good funeral home in Rochester.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and until the hour of service Thursday.  The family has asked that memorials other than flowers be made to the American Heart association.
Glen O. Grossnickle

Glen O. GROSSNICKLE, 79, 55170 Hickory Road, Mishawaka, died Monday at 8:55 a.m. at his home.

He was born June 26, 1899 in North Manchester to Hezekiah and Rachel WARREN GROSSNICKLE.  He had lived in the Mishawaka area since 1941.  He was married Oct. 19, 1921 in Lima, O., to Edna HUMES, who survives.  He was a member of the People’s church, South Bend, and retired from the Studebaker corporation in 1954.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Suzanne) BLASKO, Osceola; Mrs. Robert (Iva) ZILLMER, Dowagiac, Mich., and Mrs. Charles (Nora) LYNN, Mishawaka; two sons, Kloria GROSSNICKLE, Osceola, and Dick [GROSSNICKLE], Mishawaka; fourteen grand-children, and a brother, Sharon GROSSNICKLE, Merrilo, Mich.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Forrest G. Hay Ironwood chapel, South Bend, with the Rev. Ray MAGNUSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hills Memorial Gaardens cemetery, Osceola.  Friends may call at the Forrest G. Hay chapel from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Grossman funeral home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Luramae Poore

Mrs. Luramae POORE, 67, Argos, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Parkview hospital at Plymouth.  She had been ill several year years.

Mrs. Poore was born June 5, 1911 in Argos to Andrew and Irene HODGES CROCA.  She had lived in Argos her lifetime.  She was married July 3, 1937 in Argos to Eugene POORE, who died Jan. 1, 1970.  She was a nurse at the former Kelly hosputal, Argos, and a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church and the Delta Hands bridge club.

Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Georgene O’CONNOR, Cave Creek, Ariz.; six step-grandchildren, and an aunt, Mrs. Leah HODGES CAMPBELL, South Bend.  A brother, Henry Martin CROCA, died in 1977.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.  The Rev. Steve FELDER will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today and until the time of services Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, October 11, 1978

 

Anna M. Rhoades

Anna M. RHOADES, 82, Logansport, died at 3:50 a.m. today at Grace Memorial home, Logansport.

She was born Sept. 24, 1896 in Cass county to Cassius and Mary NEWBERRY [RHOADES] and was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are four sisters, Jenezeve NEWBERRY, Katherine NEWBERRY and Dorothy MEDICA, all of Logansport, and Monnel BABE, Fort Wayne, and a sister-in-law, Tona RHOADES, Decatur.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Kroeger funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 7 .m. to 9 p.m. today and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Bertha E. McKee

Mrs. Bertha E. McKEE, 98, Royal Center, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the home of her daughter-in-law, Ester McKEE, Royal Center.

She was born Oct. 6, 1880 n Watseka, Ill., to Charles E. and Mary NORTH SHAY.  She was married June 16, 1900 to Frank McKEE, who died in 1931.  She was a former postmistress in Oak, Ind.

Surviving with the daughter-in-law are a brother, Charles SHAY, Southport; three grandsons; eight great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.  Two sons, a daughter and a grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Harrison garden chapel, Royal Center, with the Rev. Macklyn E. BRADASH officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be sent to the Heart Fund.

 

Thursday, October 12, 1978

 

Virgil L. Stepler

Virgil L. “Roy” STEPLER, 83, West Pennsylvania street, Amboy, died Wednesday at 2:50 p.m. at the Marion general hospital, Marion.

He was born Oct.6, 1895 to Hiram and Olive KLING STEPLER and had lived in the Amboy area most of his life.  He was married Oct. 7, 1954 in Bedford to Wilma I. LARISON, who survives.  Mr. Stepler was the retired postmaster of Amboy.  He was a member of the Amboy Friends church, the American Legion, the VFW and served in World War I.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Erine STEPLER, Amboy, and a brother, Eldon STEPLER, Kokomo.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Morrison-Martin funeral home, Converse, with the Rev. Kenneth HIRSHAW officiating.  Burial will be in the Parklawn cemetery, Amboy.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Robert Adkins

Robert ADKINS, Chetek, Wis., brother of Mrs. Robert ENSIGN, R.R. 5, Rochester, died Tuesday at his residence.

He is survived by five sisters, including Mrs. Ensign, and a brother.

Services will be Friday in Chetek.

 

Friday, October 13, 1978

 

Ethel M. Dewald

Ethel Marie DEWALD, 80, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph hospital, Kokomo.

Mrs. Dewald was born in Macy Aug. 14, 1898 to Sidney and Cora HAMILTON HOOVER.  She was married Sept. 10, 1917 to Dewey DEWALD in St. Joseph, Mich.  She was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church.

Survivng with the husband are two brothers, Glenn [HOOVER], Wabash, and Robert [HOOVER], Denver.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at the McCain funeral home, Denver, at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.


Pearl Kime

Pearl KIME, 75, R.R. 3, Peru, died Thursday evening at St. Vincent’s hospital, Indianapolis.

Mrs. Kime was born in Decker, Ind., June 14, 1903 to Jordan and Lena KIRKEY BLACKETOR.  She was married Feb. 5, 1936, to Dwight M. KIME, who died in 1958.  She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, John Edward [KIME], Wabash; two grandchildren, and a brother, Dale BLACKETOR, Kouts.

Services will be held in the Mexico United Methodist church at 2 p.m. Monday with the Revs. Carl SWEET and Al KUNDENREICH officiating.  Burial will be at the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, and one hour before the services at the church.

 

Saturday, October 14, 1978

 

Bernice M. Heminger

Mrs. Bernice M. HEMINGER, 68, Argos, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview hospital following an illness of one year.

She was born June 1, 1910 in Versailles to William and Mary Louise BRUNNER BUFFO and had lived in Argos since 1944, moving there from Culver.  She was married Oct. 9, 1931 in Culver to Charles J. HEMINGER, who died Aug. 1, 1968.  She had been a nurse’s aide at Parkview hospital in Plymouth, retiring in 1977, and was a member of the Calvary Lutheran church at Plymouth.

Surviving are two sons, Charles W. [HEMINGER], Argos, and Paul R. [HEMINGER], Atlanta, Ga. five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Merle (Helen) CRABB, Culver, and Miss Evelyn BUFFO, Versailles, and three brothers, Earl BUFFO, Goshen, and Harold and Henry BUFFO, Versailles.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Charles T. PIAZZA officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Male Grove cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday until time of services.

 

Monday, October 16, 1978

 

Helen McKinney

Helen WILSON McKINNEY, R.R. 6, Rochester, died at 9:40 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital after an illness of three weeks.

She was born May 9, 1892 in Athens to Fredus and Emma ONSTOTT WILSON and had lived in the Rochester area all her life.  She was married Sept. 15, 1919 in St. Joseph, Mich., to James McKINNEY, who died last Aug. 22.  Mrs. McKinney was a retired secretary of the Fulton County Extension office, where she had worked for 52 years, and was a member of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are a nephew, Donald M. WERNER, Rochester, and three grand-nephews, John W. WERNER, James A. WERNER and Joseph Lee WERNER.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 17, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, October 18, 1970

 

Raymond D. Pontius

Raymond Devon PONTIUS, 71, Athens, died at 8:15 a.m.Wednesday in his home of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Rochester Oct. 10, 1907 to Franklin and Lula Mae SMITH PONTIUS and had lived most of his life in the Athens community.  On Dec. 25, 1929, he married Pearl L. QUAINTANCE in Lafayette; she survives.  A retired school teacher, he taught in the Macy, Akron and Tippecanoe Valley schools.  He was a Purdue university graduate and served with the Army in World War II.  He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, the Athens United Methodist church, the Rochester Lions club and the Manitou VFW.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Barbara SCHWIER, Athens, and Miss Sharon PONTIUS, Skokie, Ill.; a son, Jerry [PONTIUS], Lafayette; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Faye MELTON, Athens; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, Ralph and George [PONTIUS], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call from      4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Friday.

 

Thursday, October 19, 1978

 

George Cabiness

George CABINESS, 85, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died at 6:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.

He was born Nov. 24, 1893 in Franklin county, Va., to J. L. and Anna E. CABINESS.  He was a retired farmer and employee of  Alpha Industries of Logansport.  On Oct. 1, 1920, he married Ruth CONRAD, who died July 9, 1968.  Mr. Cabiness was a member of the Miami Baptist church and was a 50-year member of the Deacon Grange.

Surviving are a son, Bernard [CABINESS], Logansport; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia MOORE, Kewanna; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, John and Harry [CABINESS], Roanoke, Va., and nieces and nephews.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Kroeger funeral home, Seventh and Market streets, Logansport, with the Rev. Joel BLANTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Spring Creek cemetery, north of Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.  Deacon Grange services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Ida M. Goldt

Mrs. Ida M. GOLDT, 90, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday at the Miller Spring Manor, Warsaw.

She was born March 13, 1888 in Germany and had lived inTippecanoe since 1931, when she moved from South Bend.  She was married May 22, 1919 in Germany to Rudolph GOLDT, who died June 16, 1972.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Kahte) ANTONIDES, Etna Green; a son, Gerhert GOLDT, R.R. 5, Plymouth; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev.Robert LOUGHEDD officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of services Saturday.

 

Loretta M. Hancock

Mrs. Loretta M. HANCOCK, 81, Akron, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital.

She was born Aug. 12, 1897 in Iroquois county, Ill., to Edwin and Armin BLAIS GAGNON and had lived most of her life in the Akron area.  She was married in 1920 to William HANCOCK, who died in 1960.

Surviving are a son, Edward HANCOCK, Roann; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Lorraine) WHITTENBERGER, Akron; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six brothers, O’Neal GAGNON, Akron; Arthur GAGNON, Claypool; Russell GAGNON, South Whitley; Orville GAGNON, Akron; Rosewell GAGNON, Silver Lake and Blair GAGNON, Fort Wayne.  Four brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Haupert funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, October 20, 1978

 

Martha M. Hubenthal

Martha May HUBENTHAL, 87, Twelve Mile, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Varrick BOOKWALTER.

Mrs. Hubenthal was born May 28,1891 in Cass county to Summer and Elvira YANTIS BUCK and had lived most of her life in Cass county.  She was married Dec. 20, 1911 in Cass county to William Fredrick HUBENTHAL, who died in 1976.  She was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist church and was the oldest living member.

Surviving are a son, Frank HUBENTHAL, R.R. 1, Lucerne; four daughters, Mrs. Bookwalter of Twelve Mile; Mrs. Carl (Elizabeth) MILLS, Jonesboro, Ind.; Mrs. John (Pauline) BARRETT, Traverse City, Mich., and Miss Ruth HUBENTHAL, Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton.  The Rev. Jack RHOADES will officiate.  Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.
Herbert V. Rance

Herbert V. RANCE, 61, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 12:48 a.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial hospital.

He was born July 19, 1917 in Dunkirk to Melbourne T. and Nettine F. McGUIRE RANCE.  He was married Oct. 6, 1936 in Logansport to Mary HENLINE, who survives.  Mr. Rance was the owner-operator of the Bait and Tackle shop at Nyona Lake.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Ronald RANCE, Troy, O.; Norman RANCE, Albuquerque, N.M., and Terry RANCE, Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley HERNANDEZ, Lebanon; Mrs. Darlene BLACKBURN, Idaville, Mrs. Barbara McCOY, Monticello; a sister, Mrs. Beulah PARCHITA, Grand Haven, Mich.; two brothers, Cecil RANCE and Maynard RANCE, also both of Grand Haven; twenty-five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fisher funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Grace M. Overmyer

Mrs. Grace May OVERMYER, 79, Laketon, died Thursday at 2:58 a.m. in the Wabash county hospital.

She was born Nov. 22, 1898 in Fulton county to John L. and Ida WAGONER JOHNSON.  She had lived in the North Manchester area since 1926, moving there from Fulton county.  She was married Sept. 2, 1917 in Fulton county to William M. OVERMYER, who survives.  She was a member of the United Methodist church, Laketon.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Cleon D. OVERMYER, Warsaw; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.  A daughter and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the United Methodist church, Laketon, with the Rev. Emmett ADE officiating.  Burial will be in the Laketon cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bender funeral home, North Manchester, after 3:30 p.m. today and for one hour prior to services at the church.

 

Saturday, October 21, 1978

 

Martha M. Hubenthal

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, for Martha HUBENTHAL, 87, Twelve Mile, who died Thursday.  The Rev. Jack RHOADES will officiate, and burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.

 

Hazel Higgins

Hazel HIGGINS, 87, Akron, died early today at her residence.  Arrangements are pending at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.
Monday, October 23, 1978

 

Hazel Higgins

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, for Hazel HIGGINS, 87, R.R. 2, Akron, who died Saturday at her residence.

The Rev. Theodore BELL was to officiate, and burial was to be in the Akron cemetery.

Miss Higgins was born May 27, 1891 in Kosciusko county to Thomas and Ester TROUPE HIGGINS and had lived in the Akron area most of her life.  She was an employee of the former W. C. Miller hardware store in Akron.

Surviving are two brothers, Willis HIGGINS, R.R. 1, Akron, and Forrest HIGGINS, Sebastion, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. John (Ethel) MOORE, Dubuque, Ia.  Four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

 

Melvin A. Cain

Melvin A. CAIN, 75, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday at the Kosciusko county hospital, Warsaw, after a brief illness.

He was born March 19, 1903 in Etna Green to Chris and Edith ERICK CAIN.  His first marriage was Dec. 23, 1920 to Mildred SHIVELY, who died Dec. 15, 1970.  His second marriage was Jan. 15, 1972 to Naomi SEE, who survives.  Mr. Cain was a farmer and carpenter.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Devon CAIN, Bourbon; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Betty) FARBER, R.R. 9, Warsaw; a step-son, Warren SEE, Warsaw; two step-daughters, Mrs. Howard (Elinor) MOHONAY, Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Joe (Carolyn) RAILSBACK, Claypool; two sisters, Mrs. Bert (Mabel) GANSHORN, Nappanee, and Mrs. Herschel (Marjorie) GEORGE, Bradenton, Fla.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; thirteen step-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Stony Point cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Zelda Arnold

Word has been received of the death Saturday of Mrs. Ralph (Zelda) ARNOLD, 80, in Cenver, Colo.  Mrs. Arnold was a former resident of Rochester and had been an employee of the First National bank here.

[NOTE:  Zelda L. MANNING married Ralph G. ARNOLD, May 29, 1918, Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983.]

[ALSO NOTE:  The Rochester Sentinel, Friday, Marcy 3, 1916, which reported: “ Miss Zelda MANNING narrowly escaped disfigurement for life and the loss of her eyesight when she rubbed carbolic acid on her face Thursday evening, thinking it was a face lotion.  Miss Manning, who is a high school student, was suffering with a chapped face and thot to relieve herself with lotion when she made the serious mistake.  The quick application of an antidote counteracrted the effects of the acid and as a result the young lady will soon be well.”
Tuesday, October 24, 1978

 

Betty P. Hunter

Mrs. Betty Pauline HUNTER, 57, R.R. 7, Rochester, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at her residence after a three-year illness.

She was born Aug. 23, 1921 in Monterey to Harrison and Mae BURKETT WALLACE and had lived in Rochester for 40 years.  She was married April 3, 1941 in Portland, Ind., to Melvin H. HUNTER, who survives.  Mrs. Hunter retired from the Torin corporation three years ago because of health.  She was a member of the First Baptist church, the Fulton county Campers and was active in the Conservation club.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Carol GAMBLE, Rochester, and Miss Barbara HUNTER and Miss Melva HUNTER, both of Huntington; two sons, David and Steven [HUNTER], both of Rochester; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John CASHEW, Elkhart, and four brothers, Theodore WALLACE, Star City; William WALLACE, Winamac; James WALLACE, Cross Lake, Minn., and Lenard WALLACE, Mishawaka.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Hamlet cemetery near Talma.  Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be sent to the Heart Fund or the Diabetes Fund.

 

Wednesday, October 25, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday,. October 26, 1978

 

Rose Blair

Mrs. Rose BLAIR, 85, Marion, died Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the home of her sister, Mrs. Helen MERLIN, R.R. 7, Rochester.

Surviving with Mrs. Merlin are two other sisters, Mrs. Margaret JONES, Maumee, O., and Mrs. Cordella JOHNSON, Ocera, Cal., and a brother, Jack SHATTO, N.M.

Services were to be today at 1:30 p.m. at the Meddehm and Son funeral home, Marion.  Burial was to be in the Union cemetery, Eaton, Ind.

 

Friday, October 27, 1978

 

Dellamae Ratliff

Kewanna Items

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Dellamae RATLIFF, 56, of Tempe, Ariz., who died Oct. 6.  She was a former resident of Kewanna and the daughter of Claude and Caroline WELLER.

Funeral services were held Oct. 10, at St. Augustine’s Episcopal church in Tempe.  Survivors are one daughter, Judy RATLIFF, of Tucson, Ariz.; three sons, John, Steve and Mike [RATLIFF], all of Tempe; one brother, Paul “Bud” WELLER of Kewanna and nieces and nephews.
Saturday, October 28, 1978

 

Alice H. Rhodes

Mrs. Alice Hanna RHODES, 75, R.R. 7, Rochester, died at 4:38 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient since Monday.  She had been in failing health for two years.

She was born may 25, 1903 in Indianapolis to Henry and Emma ASKIN.  She moved to this area from Indianapolis in 1967.  She was married Dec. 29, 1928 in Columbus to Russell C. RHODES, who survives.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist church here and the Eastern Star in Indianapolis.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Sandra Lee) SCOTT, Valparaiso, and a grandson, Allen SCOTT of Valparaiso.  A sister preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Paul D. Anderson

Paul D. ANDERSON, 79, Crown Point, died at 4 a.m. Friday in Crown Point after a one-year illness.

He was born May 29, 1899 in Fulton county to Crate and Lizzie ANDERSON.  He served in World War I and World War II.  Mr. Anderson was a professional motorcycle and automobile racer and was motorcycle world champion in 1924.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred [ANDERSON], Crown Point; a daughter, Joan WILKINS, Moorehead City, and a granddaughter.

Services will be Monday at the Merriam Little funeral home, Crown Point.

 

Nellie B. Walters

Nellie B. WALTERS, 78, R.R. 2, Akron, died Friday at 8:45 p.m. in the Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.

She was born Nov. 28, 1899 in Franklin township in Kosciusko county to Omar and Minnie BLACK IGO.  She was married in October, 1919 to Roy O. WALTERS, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Lincoln Ladies Aid and the Beaver Dam church.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth [WALTERS], Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Letha HAMMOND, Warsaw, and Mrs. Helen GREER, North Liberty; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Othella) HOFFMAN, Akron, and Mrs. Lillian ENGLISH, Clunette; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  Her husband, five brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, October 30, 1978

 

Nellie B. Walters

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, for Nellie WALTERS, 78, R.R. 2, Akron, who died Friday evening.

The Rev. Don HOFTETLER was to officiate, and burial was to be in the Palestine cemetery.
Alice Rhodes

Services were at 10 a.m. today for Alice RHODES, 75, R.R. 7, Rochester, in the Foster & Good funeral home.  The Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.

Mrs. Rhodes died Saturday morning in South Bend Memorial hospital after a two-year illness.

 

Rose Blair

In the death notice of Rose BLAIR, 85, Marion, who died last tuesday in the home of her sister, Mrs. Helen MARTIN, R.R. 7, Rochester, a surviving sister, Mrs. Cordelia JOHNSON, Ocera, Fla., and a surviving brother, John SHATTO, Albuquerque, N.M. were misidentified.

 

Barbara L. Dancer

Mrs. Barbara L. DANCER, 46, Indianapolis, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in St. Francis hospital, Beech Grove, after an illness of several years.

She was born Sept. 11, 1932 in Rochester to Otto and Bessie OVERMYER BEEHLER.  She was married Aug. 22, 1955 in decatur to James E. DANCER, who survives.  She was a graduate of Ball State and a former teacher in Saginaw, Mich.

Surviving with the husband are her mother, Bessie BEEHLER, Decatur; a son, James DANCER, Jr., and a daughter, Jane Ellen DANCER, both at home, and a brother, Carl BEEHLER, Dayton, O.

Private services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Quentin SMALL officiating.  Burial wil be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Clara Miller

Mrs. Clara (BURKETT) ALEXANDER MILLER, 87, a former Culver resident, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucille NIHISER, Osceola.

Mrs. Miller was born Jan. 12, 1891 in Culver to Henry and Catherine CROMLEY BURKETT.  She moved from Culver in 1963.  Her first marriage was to Ott ALEXANDER in 1929; he died in 1937.  Her second marriage was to Isaac MILLER in 1963; he died in 1967.  Mrs. Miller was a member of the Osceola United Methodist church and the Emily Jane Culver chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was retired from Culver Military Academy.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nihiser; Mrs. Louise HERRON, Venice, Fla., and Mrs. Evelyn PRIMEAU, Englewood, Fla.; three sons, Henry HAWN, of California; Howard HAWN, Marietta, Ga., and George HAWN, Mishawaka; twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Vesta MECHLING, Argos.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. James FRITZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  The Emily Jane Culver Order of the Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 31, 1978

 

Lyman L. Gottschalk

Lyman L. GOTTSCHALK, 68, Lagro, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Wabash county hospital, Wabash.

He was born Aug. 30,1910 in Fulton county to George A. and Emma SWANK GOTTSCHALK, and had lived in Wbash county most of his life. He was married Aug. 31, 1935 in Rochester to Ruth CONRAD, who survives.  He was a farmer, and president of the Lagro town board.  He was also a member of the Lagro Lions club, Wabash Moose lodge, the Lagro advisory board, the literary aid association of Purdue, and a former member of the Metropoolitan school board.  He also had served as a township trustee.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, James GOTTSCHALK, Lagro, and Robert GOTTSCHALK, Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Gertrude) LEWIS, Arkansas, and Mrs. Omer WAGONER, Kokomo; two brothers, Lester GOTTSCHALK, South Whitley, and Noah GOTTSCHALK, Galveston, Texas, and seven grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Grandstaff-Hoover-Minor funeral home, Lagro, with the Rev. Galen COLCLESSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Lagro cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Mattie L. Rhodes

Mrs. Mattie L. RHODES, 95, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday in her residence of an apparent heart attack.

She was born Aug. 30, 1883 in Dayton, Ohio to Joseph and Ann BECKNER MARTIN, and had lived in her present farm home for 74 years.  She was married Oct. 2, 1901 in Metea to Riley RHODES, who died Aug. 28, 1964.

Surviving are a son, Dean RHODES, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe; six grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph MARTIN, Sterling Heights, Mich.  A son, three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call after       2 p.m. Wednesday and until time of service on Thursday.

 

Wednesday, November 1, 1978

 

[no obits]
Thursday, November 2, 1978

 

Trella M. Harter

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Miss Trella May HARTER, 100, who died Wednesday morning at the Canterbury nursing home.  She had resided at Canterbury since 1969, moving from 1319 Jefferson street.

The Rev. Allen BYRNE and the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery southeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and an hour prior to services Friday.

Miss Harter was born March 17, 1878 in Fulton county to David and Iona LAHMAN HARTER.  She was a graduate of Rochester Normal university and was a former school teacher.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist church and served as a deaconess in the church.

Surviving are two nephews, Mahlon HARTER, Riverside, Cal., and Derris HARTER, Burtzback, Germany, and four cousins, Mrs. Beth BRADBACK, South Bend; Oscar LAHMAN, R.R. 4, Rochester; Joseph HARTER, Akron, and Ruth UTTER, Akron.  Two brothers preceded in death.

 

Friday, November 3, 1978

 

Lyman Hostetler

Lyman HOSTETLER, 81, died Thursday morning at the Indiana Veteran’s Home in Lafayette.

He was the son of Andrew and Lucy Ann HOSTETLER and was a long-time resident of Miami county.  Mr. Hostetler had been a Peru city bus driver and was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include the wife, Emma ZIMMERMAN HOSTETLER, Peru, and a brother-in-law, Marvin ZIMMERMAN, Rochester.

Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru.  Friends may call this afternoon and evening.

 

Saturday, November 4, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, November 6, 1978

 

Alice M. Shanley

Alice M. SHANLEY, 96, the widow of William SHANLEY, died at 9:45 a.m. today at the Canterbury nursing home.

Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.
Dale Hisey

Dale HISEY, 64, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn hospital.  He had been ill for 18 months.

Mr. Hisey was born Dec. 13, 1913 in Marshall county to Wilfred and Sadie YOUNG HISEY.  He had lived in Rochester for 25 years, moving from the Kewaanna community.  He was married Dec. 24, 1938 in Selina, O., to Lillian Maxine CROFT, who survives.  He was a farmer and carpenter.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. James (Carol) CHANEY, Boise, Ida.; Mrs. Earl (Diana) LATTA, Frankfort, Germany, and Mrs.Dan (Shirley) IRWIN, Talma; four sons, Dale HISEY, Jr., Bartlett, Ill.; Richard HISEY and Russell HISEY, both of Rochester, and Ron HISEY, North Judson; eleven grandchildren; four brothers, Dole HISEY, Keith HISEY and Lowell HISEY, all of Rochester, and Gerald HISEY, Macy.  a sister, a brother and two grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Buel MEADOWS officiaing.  Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery, north of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until hour of service Tuesday.

 

Jerry Alan Howell and

Jeffrey Alan Howell

Services for Jerry Alan HOWELL, 30, R.R. 1, Mentone, and his six-year-old son Jeffrey Alan HOWELL, killed in a plane crash Saturday, will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, Mentone.

The Rev. Gordin CHITTY will officiate and burial will be in the South Lawn cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call at the King Memorial home, Mentone, after 2 p.m. today.

Howell and his son were killed Saturday morning 1 1/2 miles south of Mentone when their single-engine 1938 plane crashed into a cornfield owned by Dale LADSON, R.R. 2, Rochester.  The site is in Kosciusko county at the intersection of Kosciusko County Roads 1300 West and 800 South, near the Kosciusko-Fulton county line.

The Howels were en route from Mentone to Argos when the crash occurred, police reported.

The plane had just taken off from the Mentone airport and was observed by two farmers working south of the Ladson farm to be flying at tree-top level.  They told police that the plane’s engine appeared to sputter and die before the craft nosedived into the field.  The farmers said no explosion occurred.

Mentone firemen were summoned to the scene, along with Kosciusko County Coroner Kenneth WYMAN and State Troopers James SPRINGER, Barry BLACK and Jerry C. JOLLEY.  Police said the weather was clear at the time of the crash.

Howell was born Oct. 16, 1948 in South Bend to John and Vera TISDALE HOWELL, who survives.  He had lived in the Mentone area for seven months, having moved from Argos.  He was married Jan. 3, 1969, to Betty ULBRICHT, who survives.

Howell owned and operated the Mentone airport and also operated a crop-dusting business.  He held a number of FAA licenses, including an airframe and power license, an IA (inspection of aircraft) license, private and commercial pilot licenses and an aerial application license for cropspraying.

He was a member of the First Baptist church, Mentone, and also attended the Congregational Christian church conservative, Argos.

Surviving with the wife and parents are a son, James Aaron HOWELL; two brothers,


David HOWELL and Larry HOWELL, both of South Bend; a paternal grandfather, Milo HOWELL, South Bend, and the maternal grandmother, Lulu TISDALE, Kingstree, S.C

His son is survived his mother, paternal grandparents and brother; a maternal grandfather, Ernest ULBRICHT, North Liberty; the paternal great-grandfather, Milo HOWELL, and paternal great-grandmother, Lulu TISDALE, and a meternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lulu ROUCH.

 

Tuesday, November 7, 1978

 

Alice Shanley

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph Catholic church for Alice SHANLEY, 96, formerly of 601 West Ninth street, who died Monday in Canterbury Manor nursing home after a five-year illness.

Father Richard PUETZ will offficiate and burial will be in the Calvary cemetery, Logansport.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Mrs. Shanley was born Aug. 25, 1882 in Lucerne to Matthew and Mary BACKUS MORONEY and had lived in Fulton county all her life.  She was married in 1916 in Lucerne to Patrick William SHANLEY, who died March 6, 1960.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Cathlic church.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Peter M. (Catherine) PIERCE, Logansport; Mrs. Rose FAYLOR, Hammond, and Mrs. Ellis H. (Mary) BELL, Indianapolis, and a brother, Charles MORONEY, Logansport.

 

W. Clarence Hagan

W. Clarence HAGAN, 77, Argos, died at 12:55 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, after a five-month illness.

He was born Oct. 1, 1901 in Chrisman, Ill., to Stewart and Rilla CARTER HAGAN.  He had lived in the Argos community since 1930, moving from South Bend.  He was married Nov. 23, 1927 in South Bend to Velma GROSSMAN, who survives.  Mr. Hagan was a former Standard Oil dealter in Argos, a former sales representative of Morman Feeds and retired in 1971 from the Indiana Toll Road commission.  He was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian church.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) KESSLER, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Bill (Carolyn) SHERWOOD, Argos; Mrs. Lee (Beverly) EICH, Plymouth, and Mrs. David (Suzanne) HARGRAVE, Dallas, Texas; four sons, Richard HAGAN, Argos; Max HAGAN, San Diego; Maj. Jarrell HAGAN, San Antonio, Texas, and Maurice HAGAN, Auburn; twenty-six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie PERRY and Mrs. Bernice RITCHEY, both of Waterman, Ill.; two brothers, Woodrow HAGAN, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Henry HAGAN, California.  A daughter, a grandson and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Argos Congregational Christian church with the Rev. Steve FELDER officiating.  Burial wil be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, and at the church one hour prior to services.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Valura L. Spohn

Mrs. Valura L. SPOHN, 73, Lake Manitou, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital from an apparent heart attack.  She had been admitted late Monday evening.

She was born March 15, 1906 in Akron to Frank and Rhoda LEECH BRADWAY and had lived her entire life in Fulton county.  She was married Oct. 15, 1923 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Charles L. SPOHN, who survives.  Mrs. Spohn had worked as a librarian at the Fulton county library for 43 years and was a member of several community clubs and organizations.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Charles L. SPOHN, Jr., Oxford, O.; two daughters, Miss Janice SPOHN, Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Jack E. (Jean) LEE, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Celia ROOKSTOOL, New Carlisle, and Mrs. Nellie SLUSSER, Akron, and a brother, Clifford BRADWAY, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers 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. Wednesday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Fulton county library.

 

Wednesday, November 8, 1978

 

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Thursday, November 9, 1978

 

Harry M. Cook

Harry M. COOK, 89, 528 West Fifth street, Rochester, died at 2:30 a.m. today.  He had been ill since March.

He was born April 19, 1889 in Hawkins county, Tenn., to James F. and Etta JONES COOK.  He had lived in the Rochester area since 1914, movng from Tennessee.  He was married Dec. 1, 1920 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Bertha B. WOLF, who survives.  Mr. Cook was an employee of Armour of the former creameries here and also had a milk route.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Genevev E. SEE, Rochester; Mrs. Ildia RIDDLE and Eielene GINTHER, both of Sacramento, Cal.; two sons, Harry COOK, Jr., Johnson City, Tenn., and Richard D. COOK, Shawana, Wis.; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Laura RINER, Rogersville, Tenn.; Bessie OLINGER and Grace PIERCE, both of rochester, and two brothers, Walter COOK, Lucerne, and Herman COOK, South Bend.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of service Saturday.
Herbert B. Meredith

Herbert B. MEREDITH, 70, Elkhart, died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

He was born May 19, 1908 in Fulton county to Vinson and Emma STRONG MEREDITH.  He had lived in Fulton county until moving to Elkhart in 1975.  His first marriage was Nov. 26, 1932 to Thelma DILLMAN, who died Dec. 1, 1971.  His second marriage was Oct. 10, 1975 in Elkhart to Ruth NOEL, who survives.   Mr. Meredith was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church near Talma.

Surviving with the wife are three step-daughters, Mrs. Dallas (Sharon) REYNOLDS, Durango, Colo.; Mrs. Denny (Joan) KING, Orlando, Fla., and Miss Sandra NOEL, Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. LeRoy (Maude) COX, Mentone, and Mrs. George (Grace) CHAPMAN, Elkhart.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery, southwest of Mentone.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

 

Friday, November 10, 1978

 

Christine Kintner

Mrs. Christine KINTNER, 61, native of Rochester, died Wednesday of heart failure at her home in Port Angeles, Wash., after an illness of three years.

The former Christine CARLSON, she was born in this city Dec. 12, 1916, the daughter of Otto and Frances CARLSON.  Her marriage was to Quentin KINTNER, who survives.

Mrs. Kintner was a graduate of Rochester high school and of Indiana university.

Also surviving are three sons, Thomas [KINTNER], in Guam; John [KINTNER], in Wisconsin, and William [KINTNER], at home; a daughter, Susan [KINTNER], at home; two brothers, Don CARLSON, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Fritz CARLSON, Bloomington, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Florence CASSIDY, Port Angeles.

Memorial services will be held at Port Engeles Saturday with cremation to follow.

 

Ann Kubicki

Kewanna Items

Friends here have learned of the death of Mrs. Lee (Ann) KUBICKI, who died in Gobles, Mich., about two weeks ago.  She had been ill with muscular dystrophy for several years.  Funeral services were in St. Joseph, Mich.  She is survived by her husband, Lee KUBICKI and two sons, Dale and Lee [KUBICKI], Jr., and several grandchildren.  The Kubickis are former residents of    R.R. 3, Kewanna.
Saturday, November 11, 1978

 

Leo L. Sutton

Leo L. SUTTON, 74, R.R. 4, Bremen, died at 7:25 p.m. Friday at the Bremen community hospital following a four-year illness.

He was born May 24, 1904 in Delaware county, and had lived in the Plymouth-Bremen area for 45 years.  He was married Sept. 21, 1939, in Mishawaka, to Helen McCRUM, who survives.  Mr. Sutton was a retired farmer and a member of the First Baptist church, Bremen.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Nina) EILER, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Sylvia) LEWIS, Culver; three brothers, Forest SUTTON, Rochester; Homar SUTTON, Fort Wayne, and Irvin SUTTON, Akron.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist church, Bremen, with the Rev. James K. HOLMES officiating.  Burial will be in the Burr Oak cemetery, Burr Oak.  Friends may call at the Mishler funeral home, Bremen, after 2 p.m. Sunday and from noon until time of service Monday.

 

Monday, November 13, 1978

 

Harold J. Mandery

Harold J. MANDERY, 57, Kewanna, died sometime Thursday afternoon at his residence, it was discovered Friday.  Death was due to natural causes.

He was born June 29, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minn., to Herbert and Grace MANDERY.  He had lived in Kewanna since January of this year, moving from springfield, Ill.  He was married to Carolyn Catherine CRAINE, who survives and resides in the St. Louis Port nursing home, St. Louis.  Mr. Mandery owned H. J. Mandery associates, Kewanna, an advertising firm, until April of this years.  He was a member of the Minneapolis Elks Lodge, the Springfield, Ill. American Legion post, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Albuquerque, N.M.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Amber MANDERY, Rockport, Mass., Sherie MANDERY and Regina MANDERY, both of Dayton, Ohio, and a son, Harold MANDERY, II, Anchorage, Alaska.

There will be no visitation, and the body will be cremated with Harrison funeral home, Kewanna, handling arrangements.  Memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army.

 

Rev. Lloyd Powell

Services for Rev. Lloyd POWELL, 74, Warsaw, were to be held today at 2 p.m. in the Church of God, Huntington.  Rev. Powell died Friday in Warsaw.

He was a former pastor of the Rochester Church of God.  Survivors include his wife, Olive POWELL, Warsaw; a brother, Wade POWELL, Warsaw, and a son, Doug POWELL, Indianapolis.
Tuesday, November 14, 1978

 

Anna E. Smith

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth SMITH, 68, 414 Clayton avenue, died at 5 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for six days.

She was born Oct. 9, 1910 in New Ross, Ky., to Alec and Ordelia McCOY PARMAN.  She had lived most of her life in the Rochester area.  She was married June 18, 1927 in Rochester to Earl SMITH, who survives.  She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and the RSVP.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Richard D. SMITH, Rochester; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ray (Pauline) BRINEY, Kewanna; Mrs. Charles (Katherine) WALKER, Camden, and Mrs. Sam (June) SMITH, Clymers, Ind.; two brothers, Hobart PARMAN, Columbus, Mo., and Melvin “Joe” PARMAN, Fulton, and nieces and nephews.  A daughter, a son, a granddaughter, three sisters and five brothers preceded in death.

Services are tentatively scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. Maurice KENT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until hour of service Thursday.

 

Clarence P. McPherron

Clarence P. McPHERRON, 83, R.R. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 9:-5 a.m. Monday in the Kingston nursing home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for five years.  Mr. McPherron was a former resident of the Sand Hill area just north of Rochester.

He was born Feb. 18, 1895 in Joliet, Ill., to Thomas and Minnie BIDDINGER PcPHERRON.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the former Sand Hill Methodist church.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Wilma McPHERRON, Indianapolis, and two brothers, Harry McPHERRON, R.R. 1, Argos, and Edwin McPHERRON, Bloomington.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until time of service Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, November 15, 1978

 

[no obits]
Thursday, November 16, 1978

 

Guy V. Ralstin

Guy V. RALSTIN, 86, Peru, died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

He was born May 28, 1892 in Fulton county to David A. and Daisy [NAFE] RALSTIN.  He was married in 1928 to Ida STEWART TOWER, who preceded in death in 1972.  Mr. Ralstin was a retired conductor for the Wabash railroad.  He was a member of the First Baptist church, Peru.

Surviving are a son, Adrian RALSTIN, Kokomo; a step-son, Albert TOWER, Bedford; two brothers, Donald RALSTIN, Peru and Morris RALSTIN, Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Tearl WEIR, Rochester.  A brother also preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Flowers-Leedy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. James HARDIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

 

James W. Cummins

Mr. James W. CUMMINS, 62, 314 Pontiac street, died at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.

He was born March 10, 1916 in Hume, Ill., to William E. and Katherine McDONOUGH CUMMINS.  He had lived in Rochester since 1957, moving from Fishers, Ind.  He was married Dec. 24, 1965, in Rochester to Bernice WALTERS MOW, who survives.  Mr. Cummins was a retired Norfolk and Western agent, and was a musician leading the Jim Cummins band.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Fishers; the Elks; the Manitou Moose Lodge; the Scottish Rite Lodge of South Bend and the South Bend Federation of Musicians.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Shirley) DURBIN, St. Elmo, Ill.; a son, William R. CUMMINS, Kewanna; a step-son, Randy MOW, R.R. 5, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; a sister, Marie HOOKANA, Oceanside, Cal.

Services are tentatively set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of service Saturday.

 

Friday, November 17, 1978

 

James W. Cummins

The Manitou Moose Lodge will conduct memorial services for James CUMMINS, 62, 314 Pontiac street, at 7:30 p.m. today at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Mr. Cummins died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.

The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the heart fund.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiatng.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until time of service Saturday.
Emil Olsen

Emil R. “Red” OLSEN, 67, Akron, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Jan. 24, 1911 in Hammond to Emil and Agnes ABRAHAMSON OLSEN and had lived in the Akron area for 36 years.  He was married in 1942 to Edith SMITH, who survives.  Mr. Olsen was retired from the Clausing Manufacturing company, Warsaw.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Warsaw and the American Legion in Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Cheryl) ARMY, Logansport; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. William (Elanor) STEFFEN, Michigan City, and Mrs. Rudolf (Arlene) KLOIBER, Allentown, Pa., and three brothers, John OLSEN and Ben OLSEN of Michigan City and Arnold OLSEN, Lexington Park, Md.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. James HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery, Akron.  Friends may call after     2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, November 18, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, November 20, 1978

 

Treva M. Scheets

Mrs. Treva M. SCHEETS, 74, Logansport, died at 2:15 a.m. Snday at Memorial hospital, South Bend.

She was born July 1, 1904, in Goshen to William and Dora BOWER MYERS.  She had lived in Logansport since 1932, moving from Elkhart.  She was married June 27, 1925 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Chester SCHEETS, who preceded in death on April 16, 1969.  Mrs. Scheets was a former clerk at the Bailey clothing store and Fernbaugh jewelry store in Logansport.  She was a member of the First United Methodist church, Logansport, the Holy Order of the Eastern Star, and the Logansport Patrol Drill Team of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Shirley) WENTZEL, Rochester, three grandchildren, Miss Jodi WENTZEL and David WENTZEL both of Rochester and Jeff WENTZEL, Fulton; a great-grandson, Dustin WENTZEL, Fulton, and a sister, Mrs. Effie SCHEETS, Elkhart.  Two sistrs preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Dr. Floyd BLAKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Olive cemetery near Wakarusa, Ind.  Friends may call between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. today and between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.  The order of the Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. today.
Anton A. Kamten

Anton A. KAMTEN, 83, Ft. Wayne, died at 11:30 a.m. sunday at his residence.

He was born July 17, 1895 in Germany, but had lived in the Ft. Wayne area for 16 years.  He maintained a summer residence on Lake Manitou.  Mr. Kamten was a self-employed gas station operator in Athens.  He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran church, Ft. Wayne, the Maennerchor club, Ft. Wayne and a charter member of the Ft. Wayne sports club.

He is survived by his wife, Anna [KAMTEN], two daughters, Mrs. Helen NELSE, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Freida BUNGE, Lombard,Ill.; a step-son, Dr. Herbert ACKER, Ft. Wayne, and a sister Anne DECKENA, North Manchester.  Two sisters and a brother also survive in Germany.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Elzey-Dickey-Haggard funeral home, Ft. Wayne, with the Rev. S. S. URBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn memorial park, Ft. Wayne.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be sent to the Betany Lutheran church.

 

Pearl M. Weir

Pearl M. WEIR, 83, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been ill two months.

She was born Dec. 26, 1894 in Fulton county to David and Daisy NAFE RALSTIN.  She married Herman A. WEIR Jan. 10, 1915 in Peru.  He preceded in death.  She was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist church and the United Methodist Women’s organization of the church.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mary WEIR, Huntington; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert RALSTIN, Jacksonville, Fla., and D. Euritt RALSTIN, Peru, and nieces and nephews.  A son, daughter and two brothers preceded in death.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating.  Burial was in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Tuesday, November 21, 1978

 

Delbert Rans

Delbert RANS, 52, Winamac, died at 12:45 a.m. today in the Pulaski county hospital, Winamac.

Mr. Rans was born March 12, 1926 and was married Jan. 3, 1958 to Mary FAGAN.  She surives.  He was a salesman and a member of the Moose lodge of Rochester.  He was a veteran of the Korean war.

Surviving with the wife is a step-son, William DEAN, Winamac; two sons, Delbert [RANS], Bloomington, and Thomas [RANS], at home; five sisters, Ethel STEPP, Valparaiso; Helen WORL, Valparaiso; Lorraine WOOD, Valparaiso; Mrs. Lois Jean BELL, Naples, Fla., and Mrs. Virginia Ruth AGNEW, Kewanna; three brothers, Joe [RANS], Akron; Larry [RANS], Kewanna, and Lowell [RANS], Apple Valley, Cal., and two grandchildren.  Five brothers preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cole funeral home, Winamac, with the Rev. Paul WOHLWEND officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Peter cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.
Louis S. Tucker

Louis Shelby TUCKER, 59, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 8:50 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks.

He was born June 11, 1919 to John and Helen PADGETT TUCKER, and had lived in the Rochester area for five years, moving from Kewanna.  He was married June 11, 1942 in Monticello to Pauline JOHN, who survives.  He was employed by the Torin corporation, and had formerly been with the Wabash railroad.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Miss Holly TUCKER and Mrs. Gene (Shelley) BAKER of Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Sheila) MALCHOW, West Unity, Ohio; two sons, Shelby Jan TUCKER, Andrews, Ind., and Dana TUCKER, Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight grandchildren, a brother, Harold TUCKER, Kokomo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and on Friday until hour of service.

 

Wednesday, November 22, 1978

 

Joseph Newell

Joseph NEWELL, 82, R.R. 7, Rochester, died Tuesday morning in a Las Vegas hospital following surgery.

He was born Feb. 12, 1896 in Delphi to William and Margaret NEWELL.  He had lived in the Rochester area since 1948, moving from Huntington.  He was married May 17, 1916 in Huntington to Hazel Marie DORIS, who preceded in death Marh 16, 1978.  Mr. Newell was retired as a car inspector for the Erie Lackawana railroad.  He was a member of the Huntington Central Christian church and the F&AM Lodge 483 in Huntington.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. Carol Ann JONES, Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Linda Kay HUNT, Olympia, Wash.; a brother, Morris NEWELL, Huntington, and nieces and nephews.  A daughter, two sistes and three brothers preceded in death.

Services are tentatively set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Garden of Memories cemetery, Marion.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until hour of service.  A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday.

 

Bertha M. Kline

Bertha Marie KLINE, 79, North Manchester, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.

She was born July 17, 1899 in Peru to George P. and Anna Elizabeth LESLIE.  She had lived in North Manchester for three years, moving from Mexico, Ind.  She was married June 7, 1920 to Herman M. KLINE, who preceded in death Feb. 26, 1972.  Mrs. Kline was a member of the First Baptist church, Peru.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary SANDERS, Kokomo; Mrs. Doris Ann FISHER, New Haven; Mrs. Rosanna STOUD, Roann; and Barbara J. BURNS, Fort Myers, Fla.; six sons, Herbert KLINE, Eugene KLINE, and Robert KLINE, all of Mexico; Frank KLINE, Peru; John KLINE, North Manchester, and Charles KLINE, South Bend; a sister, Minnie COHE, Peru; two brothers, Walter LESLIE, Mexico, and Clarence LESLIE, Kokomo; thirty-nine grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.  A son, a grandchild, three great-grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.


Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. James LUND officiating.  Burial will be in the [Greenlawn] cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, November 24, 1978

 

Marie Swindeman

Mrs. Marie EWING SWINDEMAN, 77, R.R. 1, Rochester, died Thursday at 4:15 p.m. at St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo following surgery.  Death was unexpected.

Born May 15, 1901, in Rochester, she was the daughter of William and Margaret NICODEMUS EWING and had lived most of her life in Fulton and Cass counties.  Her marriage was June 7, 1931, in Rochester, to Ronald SWINDEMAN, who died in May, 1956.

Mrs. Swindeman had been a schoolteacher 48 years in Fulton and Cass counties, retiring in 1966.  She was a gaduate of Rochester high school, Indiana university, Manchester college and Butler university.  She was a member of First Baptist church, Alpha Delta Kappa sorority, the Rochester and Cass County Retired Teachers associations, and the Fulton County Historical Society.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Bertha EWING CADER, Sanford, Fla.; four nieces, Mrs. Margaret REYNOLDS, Sanford; Mrs. Sam (Dorothy) BETHEA, Sanford; Miss Joan EWING and Mrs. Phil (Catherine) McCARTER, both of Rochester; two nephews, John and Raymond CADER, both of Sanford; fourteen great-nephews and great-nieces and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Joseph EWING, Rochester.

Rites will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the First Baptist church scholarship fund.

 

Orin K. Boyd

Orin K. BOYD, 65, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Wednesday at 4:55 p.m. while at work at the remodeling of a house at 214 Erie street.  Death was due to a heart attack.

Born Nov. 10, 1913, at Plymouth, he was the son of Sinclair and Lucy MARSH BOYD and had lived here 32 years, moving from Marshall county.  His marriage was Sept. 21, 1942, at Culver to Betty ALTHEIDE, who survives.  Mr. Boyd was a retired carpenter.

He was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge, Fulton County Coon Hunters association and the Richland Center Fish and Game club.

Also surviving are the mother, Plymouth; four sons, Kenneth, Keith and Kent [BOYD], all of Rochester; Karl [BOYD], Marion; two sisters, Mrs. John (Thelma) PASLEY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Bernice SHAFER, Argos, and ten grandchildren.  His father and one sister preceded in death.

Rites will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with Clarence HIATT 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 the hour of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Orville McGriff

Orville McGRIFF, 68, 302 West Third street, died Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at South Bend Memorial hospital after an illness of three years.

Born Jan. l24, 1910, at Fulton, he was the son of Albert and Ethel NEWCOMB McGRIFF and had lived here six years, moving from Los Angeles.  He was retired from employment in the concession business.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Florence GIBBONS, R.R. 1, Culver; Mrs. Leone ABBOTT, Rochester; Mrs. Mildred GOHEEN, R.R. 1, Argos; two brothers, Ray and Roy McGRIFF, both of Rochester; nieces and nephews.

Rites will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m.Saturday and until the hour of service Sunday.

 

Joseph A. Panici

Joseph A. PANICI, 61, R.R. 1, Winamac, died Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at his residence from injuries sustained in a farm accident.

Born Aug. 2, 1917, at Stege, Ill., he was the son of Alexander and Marian SABINE.  He lived in Pulaski county since 1941.  His marriage was June 1, 1946, at Winamac to Ardell MEISER who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Frank [PANICI], at home; three brothers, John and James [PANICI], Homewood, Ill.; and Dominic [PANICI], Flora, and one sister, Mrs. Theresa SCHREMENTI, Las Cruces, N.M.

Rites will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison garden chapel in Kewanna with Father Paul WOHLWEND officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.  Friends may call at the chapel aftr 4 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, November 25, 1978

 

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Monday, November 27, 1978

 

W. Dow Landis

W. Dow LANDIS, 88, 1128 Main street, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hospital.

He was born Oct. 24, 1891 in Akron to Israel and Laura HITE LANDIS.  He had lived in Rochester since 1972, moving from Akron.  His first marriage was to Sarah THOMPSON, who died in 1937.  His second marriage was Feb. 11, 1942 to Theresa BUCHER, who died Dec. 12, 1977.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ethel BUCHER, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Elsie SAMPSON, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Fred LANDHOLD officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. today.
Tuesday, November 28, 1978

 

Orville F. Good

Orville F. GOOD, 76, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 6:30 a.m. today at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following an illness of six months.

He was born April 6, 1902 in Marshall county to William and Harriet SNYDER GOOD.  He had lived in the Argos area since 1954, moving from Lakeville.  He was married April 23, 1929 in Peru to Alice HETZMAN, who survives.  Mr. Good retired from the Studebaker corporation in 1962.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. A. W. (Olive) CARR, Wyatt, Ind., and a nephew, Richard CARR, South Bend.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert VanHAITTSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Southlawn cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until time of service Thursday.

 

Wednesday, November 29, 1978

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, November 30, 1978

 

Francis A. Montgomery

Mrs. Francis A. MONTGOMERY, 88, R.R. 2, Lucerne, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial hospital in Logansport.

She was born Jan. 20, 1890 in Illinois to James and Margaret FINLEY LARKIN.  She was married Jan. 27, 1919 to James R. MONTGOMERY, who died March 14, 1957.  She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic church, Lucerne, and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Ann GUCKIEN, Burrows, Ind., and Mrs. Mary Louise WOOD, Monticello; a sister, Mrs. Margaret WALSH, R.R. 2, Kewanna; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Elizabeth Catholic church, Lucerne, with the Revs. Anthony PROSEN and Morris R. MILLER  officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Calvary cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call at the Harrison funeral home, Royal Center, after 2 p.m. Friday and until 9 a.m. Saturday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Bessie S. Warner

Mrs. Bessie S. WARNER, 99, Houston, Texas, formerly of the Rochester and Culver areas, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Friendswood Arms nursing home, Houston.

Arrangements are pending at the Bonine funeral home, Culver.
Rev. Albert H. Northrop

The Rev. Albert H. NORTHROP, 70, Argos, Lt. Col. USAF-Ret., died at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following a three-year illness.

He was born Jan. 30, 1908 in Manane, Ind., to the Rev. Albert and Minnie NORTHROP and had lived in the Argos area since 1973.  He was married Jan. 10, 1928 in Indianapolis to Florence SATTERLEE, who survives.  He was a graduate of DePauw university and Garrett Theological Seminary, Evanston, Ill.  He was ordained at the Roberts Park church, Indianapolis, and was pastor of Methodist churches in Linden and Goodland, Ind., before entering the Air Force, where he served 25 years as a chaplain.  Upon his retirement from the Air Force, he served as pastor of the Rolling Prairie United Methodist church before moving to Argos.

The Rev. Northrop was a member of the Lambda Chi social fraternity, the Argos Masonic lodge, the Linden Order of Eastern Star, the Argos Lions club, the Argos American Legion and the Military Order of World Wars.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Florence MOTE and Mrs. Virginia SIMPSON, both of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Eleanor HALL, Evanston, Ill.; two sons, Albert W. NORTHROP, University Park, Md., and Joseph NORTHROP, Huntington; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Lois LEE, Stuart, Fla., and Elizabeth STEWART, Warsaw.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Revs. Kaye BASS, Richard LEWKE and Lt. Col. James MYERS officiating.  Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Arlington national cemetery, Arlington, Va.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.  The Argos Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be sent to the National ALS foundation.

 

Friday, December 1, 1978

 

Bessie S. Warner

Services for Bessie S. WARNER, 99, Houston, Texas, have been set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bonine funeral home, Culver, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Mrs. Warner died Wednesday at the Friendswood Arms Nursing home, Houston, and was a former resident of culber and Rochester.

She was born June 25, 1879 in Fulton county to Caleb and Ida ONSTATT CASTLEMAN and lived in Fulton county until 1953, when she moved to Texas.  She was married July 21, 1899 to Harvey C. WARNER, who died in 1953.  Mrs. Warner was a member of the Wesley United Methodist church, Culver.

Surviving are a son, Carl WARNER, Houston,Texas; a daughter, Miss Thelma WARNER, Weslaco, Texas; a granddaughter; a brother, Clyde CASTLEMAN, Leiters Ford, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha BAILEY, South Bend.
Clinton E. Loftus, Jr.

Clinton E. LOFTUS, Jr., 34, Apollo Beach, Fla., but formerly of Royal Center, died Thursday at 3:15 p.m. in University Community hospital, Tampa, after having been struck by a car while crossing a street on Monday.

He was born Dec. 25, 1943 in Logansport to Clinton E. and Gladys ZEIDERS LOFTUS.  He was a concession operator for Big Hearted Jerry’s Colonel.

Surviving are his father and stepmother, Marge LOFTUS, Royal Center; a brother, David LOFTUS, Peru, and a sister, Mrs. Evelyn YEAKLEY, R.R. 1, Macy.  His mother preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna.

 

Ruth M. Hogan

Mrs. Ruth M. SMITH [HOGAN], 79, R.R. 1, Kewanna, died about 7 p.m. Wednesday at her residence, where she was discovered Thursday evening.

She was born Dec. 18, 1898 in Fulton county to Benjamin F. and Anna A. HARRIS SMITH.  She was married to Ernest HOGAN, who died Aug. 15, 1975.  Besides the husband, a brother and sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.  Friends may call after     4 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, December 2, 1978

 

James E. Large

James E. LARGE, 37, R.R. 1, Rochester, took his own life at 2:30 p.m. Friday in a wooded area a half mile west of Ind. 25, on County Road 100 South.

He was born April 18, 1941 in Monterey to Orville and Clara CALHOUN LARGE, and had lived most of his life in the Rochester and Monterey areas.  He was married Jan. 30, 1960 in Monterey to Mary M. KELLER, who survives.

Surviving with the wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville LARGE, Monterey, are two daughters, Diane M. and Debbie S. LARGE, and a son, Duane J. LARGE, all at home; two brothers, John E. LARGE, Culver, and Dennis O. LARGE, Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Robert HUBBARD, LaPorte, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic church, Rochester, and burial will be in the St. Ann’s cemetery, Monterey.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, December 4, 1978

 

Francis A. Montgomery

Services were Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth’s Catholic church, Lucerne, for Mrs. Frances A. MONTGOMERY, 88, R.R. 2, Lucerne, who died Wednesday.  The Revs. Anthony PROSEN and Morris R. MILLER officiated.  Burial was in the Mount Calvary cemetery, Logansport.  The Harrison funeral home, Royal Center, was in charge of arrangements.
I. Myrtle Davis

Mrs. I. Myrtle DAVIS, 93, Mentone, died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl (Orpha) LEEDY, R.R. 1, Warsaw, following an illness of several years.

She was born Oct. 12, 1885 in Akron to William and Hester MILLER BEMENDERFER and had lived in Mentone for the past 60 years.  She was married Oct. 2, 1909 to Charles DAVIS, who died in 1944.  She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist church and the Mothers of World War II.

Surviving are three sons, Earl DAVIS, Tippecanoe, Harry DAVIS, Silver Lake, and Emory “Ike” DAVIS, Mentone; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Pearl) HORN, Mentone, and Mrs. Leedy; thirteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Services are pending at the King memorial home, Mentons.

 

Agnes E. Huddleston

Agnes E. HUDDLESTON, 75, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 5:20 a.m. today at her residence following a three-month illness.

She was born April 18, 1903 in Winona to Manie and Metta SCHRINER BAKER and had lived most of her life in Rochester.  Her first marriage was to Ulva V. CRIST, who died in 1924.  Her second marriage was to Rex ROUCH in 1942; he died in 1947.  Her third marriage was to Victor HUDDLESTON, who died in 1960.  She had worked at Topps manufacturing for 20 years and retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx in 1968.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Bernice) SHIRLEY, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a son, Ralph F. CRIST, Star City; two brothers, A. J. BAKER, Chicago, and Richard D. [BAKER], Cannon City, Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. George (Cathrine) BENDA, Chicago; Mrs. Leon (Deloris) ROMINE, Rensselaer, and Mrs. Frank (Helen) BECKA, Knox; two step-daughters, Mrs. Paul (Verla) ZARTMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Evelyn DeMIEN, Rochester; a step-son, Mr. Bill ROUCH, Lagro; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  Her parents and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

 

Oliver K. Welch

Word has been received of the death of Oliver K. WELCH, 71, at the Norwood nursing home, Huntington, on Nov. 16.  He was a former Fulton county resident.

He was born Aug. 24, 1907 in Fulton county to Oliver and Anna KENLEY WELCH.  He was married Aug. 15, 1953 to Effie CHALMERS, who survives.  He was a retired Huntington county farmer and was retired from International Harvester.  He was a member of the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, the DeKalb Masonic lodge, the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and the Huntington County Farm Bureau Co-op.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Connie COOK, Sullivan; a sister, Mrs. Audrey TROYER, Cleveland, and an aunt, Prella BAIR, Rochester.  A brother preceded in death.

Services were at the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren and burial was in the Lancaster cemetery, west of Huntington.
Ethel Yerkes

Mrs. Ethel YERKES, 74, Mishawaka, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka.

She was born Oct. 18, 1904 in Winamac to George W. and Luck GUING DELLINGER.  Her first marriage was to John A. CARTER, Nov. 1927; he died in 1947.  Her second marriage was in October, 1949 to Alvin YERKES; he died in 1975.  She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Kewanna, and the Rebekah Lodge of Kewanna.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James HEATER, Mishawaka; a step-son, James O. YERKES, Richmond; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harrison garden chapel, Kewanna, with the Revs. John H. WOODRUFF and Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Hugh M. Strong

Hugh M. STRONG, 82, Metea, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru, following a one-month illness.

He was born Jan. 27, 1896 in Kosciusko county to Charles B. and Retta STRONG.  He had lived in Cass county for 30 years.  His first marriage was to Alta HIBSCHMAN on April 28, 1915 and she died in 1953.  His second marriage ws to Marie E. HUBENTHAL, April 20, 1956, in Young America; she died in 1977.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Metea Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Boyd STRONG, Twelve Mile, and Robert STRONG, Denver; four daughters, Mrs. Thane (Esther) EVEREST, Fort Pierce, Fla.; Mrs. J. F. (Gladys) COFFING, Gilead; Mrs. Lowell (Opel) GRUMP, R.R. 1, Denver, and Mrs. Robert (Thelma) BUTCHER, R.R. 1, Denver; three step-sons, Joe CONRAD, Gainesville, Fa.; Don CONRAD, R.R. 1, Lucerne, and Dr. Everette CONRAD, Brazil; a step-daughter, Mrs. Willard (Loretta) SWIGART, Logansport; twenty-nine grandchildren, and fifty-three great-grandchildren.  A step-daughter, and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON and the Rev. Dellmus PAUL officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m.Tuesday.

 

Irene J. Naylor

Irene J. NAYLOR, 84, North Mancheser, died Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Wabash county hospital, Wabash.

She was born Aug. 28, 1894 in Marion county to Thomas and Josephine DRIVER ADAMS.  She had lived in North Manchester sicne 1940, moving from Whitley county.  She was married June 30, 1915 to Earl NAYLOR, who died Jan. 22, 1970.

Surviving are a son, Donald L. NAYLOR, Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Devon (Carolyn) BRUBAKER, R.R. 1, Rochester; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. William THEISING, Indianapolis.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bender funeral home, North Manchester, with the Rev. James OVERHOLT officiatng.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery.  Friends may call anytime Monday.
Tuesday, December 5, 1978

 

Illie M. Neff

Mrs. Illie M. NEFF, 71, R.R. 1, Lucerne, died Monday at 7:39 p.m. in Logansport Memorial hospital.

She was born Aug. 29, 1907 in Fulton county to Jessie and Mary KOHLER SUTTON.  Her first marriage was to Sylvester BECKER in 1927; he died in 1939.  Her second marriage was to Paul NEFF in 1950; he died in 1957.  She was retired from H. W. Gossard company of Logansport and was a member of the Metea Baptist church and the Ladies Aid of the church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Shirley HILL, Mishawaka; a son, Charles BECKER, R.R. 1, Lucerne; a sister, Mrs. Nettie HERD, R.R. 2, Kewanna; four brothers, Frank SUTTON, Logansport; George “Pete” SUTTON, R.R. 6, Rochester; Elmer “Wayne” SUTTON, Logansport, and Charles “Bud” SUTTON, R.R. 1, Lucerne; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Logansport with the Rev. Daniel P. VITITOE officiating and burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call afer 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Robert Lee Bunn

Robert Lee BUNN, 49, Lakeville, died at 10:08 p.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was born May 11, 1929, in Kewanna to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BUNN, Rochester.  He had lived most of his life in the Lakeville area.  He was married Aug. 9, 1952 in Knox to Zellaree RISNER, who survives.  He had worked at the Bendix company since 1951.  He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving with the wife and parents are two sons, Jerry BUNN, Fulton, and Greg BUNN, at home; three granddaughters, and a sister, Mrs. Donna HART GIBSON, Fulton.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Palmer Memorial chapel, Lakeville.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and btween 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, December 6, 1978

 

Dean K. Vickrey

Dean K. VICKREY, 81, Dallas, Texas, died at 7:15 a.m. today in Dallas.

He was born March 1, 1897 in Akron to John and Geneva KENRICH VICKREY.  He was married to Ruth CRABILL, who died Jan. 29, 1978.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.  Burial will be in the Restland Memorial Park, Dallas.

 

Orville Neathery

Orville NEATHERY, 79, Lake Manitou, R.R. 1, Rochester, died this morning at the Howard County Community hospital in Kokomo.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Thursday, December 7, 1978

 

Orville Neathery

Services for Orville NEATHERY, 79, R.R. 7, Lake Manitou, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  The Rev. Paul STEPHENSON will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. today, and on Friday until the hour of service.

Mr. Neathery died Wednesday morning at the Howard county Memorial hospital, Kokomo, following a one-month illness.

He was born Oct. 11, 1899 in Illinois to Sherman and Nancy GERMAN NEATHERY.  He had lived in Rochester since 1965, moving from Kokomo.  He was married March 29, 1924 in West Middleton, Ind., to Helen WOOD, who survives.  He was a retired weighmaster for the Penn-Dixie Steel corporation.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist church and the Kokomo chapters of the Moose and Eagles lodges.  He also was a member of the Father’s Auxiliary of the VFW and of the Rochester Ham Radio club.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Ethel STRETON, Pana, Ill., and nieces and nephews.  A brother preceded in death.

 

Robert E. Jackson

Robert E. JACKSON, 52, 530 East 15th street, died at 8:55 a.m. today at Memorial hospital in South Bend, where he had been a patient for over two weeks.

He was born June 16, 1926 in Fulton to Otis V. and Pauline COOK JACKSON and had lived in Fulton county most of his life.  He was married Sept. 28, 1946 in rochestr to Ruby EDMUNSON, who survives.  He was employed by ConRail and had been based in Fort Wayne.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, the Rochester Masonic lodge, the Rochester Eastern Star, the Rochester Elks lodge, the Manitou Moose lodge and the Scottish Rite of South Bend.  He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the Rochester American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Miss Karen K. JACKSON, Rochester; a son, Kenneth JACKSON, Brownsburg; a granddaughter, Brownsburg; a sister, Mrs. Henry (Carol) GURLEY, Lancaster, Cal. and two brothers, Donald JACKSON, Florence, S.C., and Richard JACKSON, Lafayette.

Services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Paul STEPHENSON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, and until hour of service Saturday.  The Rochester Masonic lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, December 8, 1978

 

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0Saturday, December 9, 1978

 

Warren Ousley, Sr.

Warren OUSLEY, Sr., 52, Miller’s trailer court, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at his home at 7:45 a.m. today of a heart attack.

He was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., and had lived in the Mentone area for 22 years, moving from Ohio.  He was a foundry laborer.

Surviving are the wife, Lois [OUSLEY]; the mother, Lillian THORNSBERRY, Willard, O.; six sons, Warren OUSLEY, Jr., R.R. 1, Mentone; Bennie Raymond OUSLEY, Rochester; Jessie Gene OUSLEY, Argos; Timothy OUSLEY, Tippecanoe; Jimmy Dean OUSLEY, Rochester; and Jeffrie Lee BURNS, Rochester; a daughter, Renee BEESON, Rochester; two step-sons, Arthur SMITH, Jr., Seymour, and Cary Gene SMITH, Rochester; two step-daughters, Barbara Sue HAMILTON, Rochester, and Grace Louise WARREN, Indianapolis; fifteen grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren, and three sisters.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the King memorial home in Mentone with the Rev. Leroy F. COMBS officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday.

 

Dessie L. Meredith

Dessie L. MEREDITH, 90, R.R. 1, Mentone, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Friday in the Clarkview Memorial hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient five days.

Mrs. Meredith was born Sept. 23, 1888, in Huntsville, Ala., to Mosey and Emily PRILL NEWELL.  She was married Oct. 21, 1914, to Harry A. MEREDITH, who survives.  She was a housewife and a member of the Burket United Methodist church.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, William D. [MEREDITH], New Haven; Richard E. [MEREDITH], Akron; and Vernon C. [MEREDITH], Burket.  Two daughters, Mrs. Fred W. (Willowdean) SNOW, Medford, N.J. and Mrs. Walter E. (Jane) EVANS, Warsaw.  Sixteen grandchildre and fourteen great-grandchildren and a nephew, Harlan NEWELL, Chesterton, also survive.  A brother and son preceded.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the King Memorial funeral home, Mentone.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Lee A. Lewis

Mr. Lee A. LEWIS, Jr., 54, a former Rochester resident, died early today at St. Thomas hospital, Akron, Ohio.

Funeral rites are pending at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.
Monday, December 11, 1978

 

Lee A. Lewis

Lee A. LEWIS, Jr., 54, Cuyahoga, O., died at 7 a.m. Saturday at the St. Thomas hospital, Akron, O.  He had been ill for several years.

He was born Sept. 11, 1924 in Fulton county to Lee A. and Martha WASHINGTON LEWIS, Sr.  He moved from Rochester to the Cleveland area 25 years ago.  He operated a commercial refrigeration service and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Karen Lee LOADER, Savannah, Ga.; a son, Brian LEWIS, Cleveland, O.; two grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Evabelle ENYART and Mrs. Harriet HERRELL of Rochester; Mrs. Louise COOK, South Bend; Mrs. Sarah YOUNG, Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Devane (Evelyn) BALLENGR, Mishawaka, and four brothers, Jack LEWIS and Raymond LEWIS of Rochester; Clyde LEWIS, Logansport, and Harvey LEWIS, Cassadage, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m.Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday and until time of service Tuesday.  Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Society.

 

Louise R. Bell

Mrs. Louise R. BELL, 76, R.R. 3, Kewanna, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Canterbury nursing home, Rochester.  She had resided there for a year and had been in failing health for two years.

She was born Dec. 4, 1902 in Hobart and had lived in Fulton county since 1974, moving from Valparaiso.  Her husband, Arthur R. BELL, died in 1966.  She was a member of the St. Luke’s Lutheran church, Winamac.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Shirley SLEASE, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Mrs.Audrey DUZAN, Valparaiso; four sons, Robin FROMAN, Merrillville; Orval ANDERSON, Crown Point; Allen ANDERSON, Arkansas, and Rex BELL, North Carolina; twelve grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie HARMS, Hobart, and Mrs. Ella GORE, Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac.  Burial will be in the Roseland cemetery, Francesville.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, December 12, 1978 to Wednesday, December 13, 1978

 

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Thursday, December 14, 1978

 

Albert Holland

Albert “Fuzzy” HOLLAND, 70, Macy, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Caylor-Nickles clinic in Bluffton.

He was born in Indianapolis Nov. 8, 1908 to William L. and Rhoda HOLLAND.  He was married to Pauline G. VAYETT on July 25, 1933 in Logansport; she survives.  He was a retired contractor, retiring in 1971, and a member of the Macy United Methodist church and the Peru Eagles lodge.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary MYERS, Rochester, and Mrs. Waynetta DOUGLASS, R.R. 2, Walton; three sons, Paul and Robert [HOLLAND], Denver; James [HOLLAND), Michigan, and fifteen grandchildren.  Two granddaughters and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at the McCain funeral home, Denver, at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. James O’DELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Eunice M. Fryer

Mrs. Eunice M. FRYER, 78, 809 Madison street, Rochester, died at 10:50 a.m. today at the Rochester nursing home, following an illness of several months.

She was born Dec. 6, 1900, in Toledo, Ohio, to Frank and Mary GOODNAUGH McINTIRE.  She had lived here since 1940, moving from Crown Point.  She was married Sept. 8, 1919, in Danville, Ind., to George FRYER, who died Feb. 28, 1969.  Mrs. Fryer was the owner-operator of the former Rowe Arena skating rink in Rochester.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, and the Evergreen Rebekah lodge.

Survving are two daughters, Mrs. Thurlow (Jean) SANDERS, Winamac, and Mrs. Richard (Georgia) ALLEN, Anderson; seven grandchildren, and a great-grandson.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services are pending Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be in the South Mud creek chapel cemetery, south of Rochester.  Friends may call between 2 and 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, December 15, 1978

 

Eunice M. Fryer

Services for Eunice FRYER, 78, 809 Madison street, have been set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the South Mud Creek chapel cemetery, south of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.
0Saturday, December 16, 1978

 

Mary Sayger

Mrs. Mary Burnette “Nettie” SAYGER, 88, 1541 Audubon avenue, died at 1:11 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor nursing home after a serious illness of one year.

She was born Nov. 5, 1890 in the Athens community to Peter and Eliza HARTMAN FEECE and was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.  She was married in Rochester March 2, 1915 to Herschel “Pete” SAYGER, who died Nov. 7, 1968.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Willodean) COLLINS, Mrs Harry (Nancy) BAKER, Mrs. William (Maudie) COLEMAN and Mrs. Jack (Laura) DAVIS, all of Rochester; seven sons, Leroy [SAYGER], of Gary; Maurice [SAYGER], of Akron; Omer [SAYGER], of Dayton, O.; Otis [SAYGER], of South Bend; Harry, Walter and John W. [SAYGER], all of Rochester; twenty-nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.  Four grandchildren, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Delbert RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery at Athens.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Elmer Lamb

Word has been received of the death of Elmer LAMB, 72, formerly of Talma, who died Wednesday evening in Richardson, Texas.  Details were unavailable.

 

Monday, December 18, 1978

 

Lester L. White

Lester L. WHITE, 74, 1216 Pontiac street, died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at South Bend Memorial hospital.  He had been ill for six months.

He was born Aug. 20, 1904 in Kosciusko county to Lewis and Minnie Mae COWELL WHITE and had lived in Fulton county most of his life.  His first marriage was to Virginia SWIHART, who died Oct. 29, 1953.  His second marriage was in June, 1955 to Dorothy SWICK, who survives.  Mr. White was a retired farmer and was retired from the Midwest Spring company, Mentone.  He was a member of the Talma United Methodist church, where he had served as chairman of the building committee.  He was a member of the Rochester Masonic lodge, the South Bend Scottish Rite, the Mizpah Temple, Fort Wayne, and the Rochester Eastern Star.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Harrold (Lola) COLLINS, Rochester, and three granddaughters, Terry Jo COLLINS, Carrie Lynn COLLINS and Cynthia Jane COLLINS, all of Rochester.  A sister and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Talma United Methodist church with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. today and at the church between        9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday.  The Rochester Masonic lodge will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. today.  Memorials may be sent to the Talma United Methodist church.
Louise Teitz

Services for Mrs. Louise TEITZ, 64, North Judson, were held at 10 a.m. today in the St. Ann’s Catholic church, Kewanna.  Father Richard SMITH officiated.  Burial was in the St. Ann’s cemetery, Kewanna.  The Rosary was recited Sunday night.

Mrs. Teitz died at 8:25 p.m. Friday in Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac.

She was born Dec. 8, 1914 in Kewanna to Frank and Cora McLOCHLIN HENDRICKSON.  She married Lewis WOOD, May 8, 1934; he died July 6, 1954.  She married Frank TEITZ Sept. 13, 1958 in Kewanna; he survives.  She was a member of the Cyril-Methodius Catholic church in North Judson.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Ronald WOOD, Elkhart; a brother, Robert HENDRICKSON, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Loretta MILLER, Kewanna; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Harrison funeral home in Kewanna was in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

John R. Van Lue

John R. Van LUE, 48, Syracuse, a native of Rochester, died Sunday at 2:55 p.m. in the Goshen General hospital following a heart attack.

Born in this city June 13, 1930, he was the son of Orval and Mildred AMICK Van LUE.  His father was teacher and later principal of Rochester high school.  Mr. Van Lue had lived in Syracuse 16 years, moving from Akron, and for the past three years he had been manager of the Heyde service station in Syracuse.  His marriage was Dec. 3, 1950, in Tipton to Joyce BRINEGAR, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Diane) ELLIOTT, Syracuse; three sons, Don, David and Doug Van LUE, all of Syracuse; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Rebecca PERR, Orient, O., and a brother William Van LUE, in Florida.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grace Lutheran church in Syracuse with the Rev. Steve ARCHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Syracuse cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harris funeral home in Syracuse Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m

 

Robert O. Barker

Robert Owen BARKER, 58, Sturgis, Mich., died at 1:45 a.m. today at the Sturgis hospital.

He was born in Rochester on Aug. 13, 1920 to Irvin and Hazel COULTER BARKER.  The father survives.  Mr. Barker was married Sept. 11, 1965 in Chicago to Dorothy FLUCKE, who survives.  Mr. Barker moved to Sturgis in 1975.  He was a retired electrician for the Western Electric company in Chicago.  He belonged to the Western Electric Pioneers of America and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy.

Survving with the wife and father are a son, Owen [BARKER], Hickory Hills, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Susan PAGLIARO, Worth, Ill.; Miss Bobbi BARKER, Chicago Ridge, Ill., and Miss Georgene BARKER, Hickory Hills, Ill.; a step-daughter, Dorothy CHAMBERS, Frankfort, Ill.; two step-sons, James HARPER, Oak Lawn, Ill., and Robert HARPER, Sturgis, Mich.; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mable HARSH, Mrs. Ester ZUMBAUGH, Mrs. Mary FOOR and Mrs. Edith HARPER, all of Rochester, and a brother, Raymond BARKER, Rochester.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be in the Citizen’s cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call Thursday between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. and until hour of service Friday.


 

Wednesday, December 20, 1978

 

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Thursday, December 21, 1978

 

Lydia M. Easterday

Lydia Margaret EASTERDAY, 84, Fulton, died at 12:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital following an illness of two months.

She was born July 11, 1894 in Fulton county to James and Bertha DOUD REED and had lived all of her life here.  Her first marriage was to John RANS in Fulton county on May 4, 1912; he died in January 1945.  Her second marriage was to Loris EASTERDAY in Fulton on Nov. 22, 1945; he survives.  She was a member o the Fulton United Methodist church and the Ladies Aid.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. George (Margaret) St. CLAIR, Kewanna; two step-daughters, Mrs. John (Wilma) HALPENY, Macy, and Mrs. George (Esther) ALTMAN, Peru; two step-sons, Richard EASTERDAY, R.R. 4, Rochester, and Don EASTERDAY, Houston, Texas; a grandson; three great-grandchildren; thirteen step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Clarence REED, Kewanna.  A foster daughter and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ditmire-Zimmerman funeral home, with the Rev. John LAUGHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call from     4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until hour of service.

 

Alta M. Zolman

Mrs. Alta M. ZOLMAN, 72, Claypool, died Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in her home.

She was born in Kosciusko county on April 26, 1906 to Ellis A. and Mertle SLINE TUCKER.  She was married Sept. 4, 1923 in Cassopolis, Mich., to Wayne ZOLMAN, who died Nov. 1, 1976.  She was a member of the Claypool United Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, Eugene, Rex and Ted [ZOLMAN], all of Warsaw; three daughters, Mrs. Phillip SNYDER and Mrs. Dale FLENAR, both of Warsaw, and Mrs. Jack GEHLEN, Paulsbo, Wash.; two brothers, George TUCKER, Laketon, and Everitt TUCKER, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Charles ALBERTSON, Mishawaka; seventeen grandchildren,and six great-grandchildren.  A son, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Claypool United Methodist church with the Rev. Stephen KAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Graceland cemetery, Claypool.  Friends may call at the Chamness-Tucker funeral home, Claypool, Friday between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.

 

Friday, December 22, 1978

 

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0Saturday, December 23, 1978

 

Martha Lindvall

Martha LINDVALL, 65, R.R. 1, Culver, died unexpetedly at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee, Fla.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Lutheran church, Culver, with the Rev. Roger L. SOMMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery, Culver.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

 

Monday, December 25, 1978

 

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Tuesday, December 26, 1978

 

Martha Lindvall

Services for Martha LINDVALL, 65, Culver, were held at 1:30 p.m. today in the Trinity Lutheran church, Culver, with the Rev. Roger L. SOMMER officiating.  Burial was in the Culver Masonic cemetery, Culver.  The Grossman funeral home, Argos, handled arrangements.  Mrs. Lindvall died Thursday in Tallahassee, Fla.

Mrs. Lindvall was born Aug. 4, 1913 in Callao, Mo., to William and Myrtle WELCH RANDALL.  She had lived in the Culver area since 1942, moving from Chicago.  She was married March 17, 1934 in Canton, Mo., to Lawrence LINDVALL, who survives.  She was an employee of the Marshall county branch of the Indiana License Bureau.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church and of the Women’s Guild of the church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Marsha BANNING, Plymouth, and Mrs. Sharon WHITT, Frencesville; two sons, Larry LINDVALL, Lakeville, and Douglas LINDVALL, R.R. 1, Culver; eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

 

Daniel L. Fleming,

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