FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1980

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1980

 

 

Wednesday, January 2, 1980

 

W. Pearl Loher

Mrs. W. Pearl LOHER, 67, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn hospital.

Mrs. Loher was born Feb. 25, 1912 in Fulton county to Eron Donald and Mary Ellen KERCHER FELLERS.  She was married June 29, 1929 to Thomas A. LOHER, who died Oct. 23, 1976.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Survivint are a daughter, Mrs. Senora BRINSON, Akron; two grandchildren, Charles SAGUN, Mentone, and Roxy Ann TOLNAY serving in Germany with the United States Air Force, and five great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. James HALL officiating.  Burial will e in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Jeanette Kosanke

Mrs. Jeanette KOSANKE, 92, a former Argos resident, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth, after a three-year illness.

Mrs. Kosanke was born Aug. 24, 1887 in Kouts to James and Jessie ANDERSON.  She was married June 17, 1914 in Kouts to Henry A. KOSANKE, who died in 1953.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, a member and past president of the Argos United Methodist church Women, and past matron of the Argos Eastern Star, and member of the Argos Progress club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James {Betty Jane) MIDDLETON, Cincinnati, O.; a grandson; three sisters, Miss Edith ANDERSON, Bensenville, Ill.; Mrs. Roxie PATTERSON, Winnetka, Ill., and Mrs. Dorothy RYAN, Colorado Springs, Col.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday until the services.
Thursday, January 3, 1980

 

Bernadine C. Mayrose

Mrs. Bernadine C. MAYROSE, 62, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 2 a.m. today in the South Bend St. Joseph hospital.  She had been ill for three months.

Born June 1, 1917 in Peoria, Ill., to Jerry and Elizabeth HATFIELD, she was married in 1949 in Lacon, Ill., to Emerson MAYROSE.  He survives.  She was a retired employee of the Peoria police department and was a member of the National Peace Officers association and the Nyona Lake Fish and Game club.

Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Joyce K. NEWELL, Oregon, Ill.; Mrs. Reatha ABRAHAM, Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Ellen SPEARS, Peoria, Ill., and Mrs Orajean NEWELL, California, and seventeen grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton.  Friends may call Friday from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday until the time of services.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

 

Friday, January 4, 1980

 

Larry L. Hubenthal

Larry L. HUBENTHAL, 32, R.R. 5, Logansport, died early today at Indianapolis Methodist hospital from injuries suffered in a work-related accident on Dec. 28.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton.

 

Sylvia Opal Tucker

Mrs. Sylvia Opal TUCKER, 79, R.R. 1, Mentone, died unexpectedly at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at her home.  She was the wife of Chauncey TUCKER.  Arrangements are pending at the King memorial home in Mentone.

 

Saturday, January 5, 1980

 

Bertha N. Clayton

Mrs. Bertha N. CLAYTON, 89, formerly of 920 Pontiac street, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday in the Hamilton Grove retirement community in New Carlisle.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.

 

Sylvia Opal Tucker

Mrs. S. Opal TUCKER, 79, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

Mrs. Tucker was born Dec. 23, 1900 in Athens to Edward and Etta BLUE HALTERMAN.  She had lived her entire life in the Mentone area.  She was married Aug. 26, 1923 in Michigan to Chancey TUCKER, who survives.  She was a housewife.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. James (Iola) GOSHERT, Mentone, and five grandchildren.  A brother and sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Kenneth LEININGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Larry L. Hubenthal

Services for Larry L. HUBENTHAL, 32, Twelve Mile, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton.  Mr. Hubenthal died at 4:30 a.m. Friday in the Indianapolis Methodist hospital, where he had been a patient since suffering a work-related accident on Dec. 28.

Mr. Hubenthal was born Dec. 27, 1947 in Rochester to Frank and Helen WHITCOMB HUBENTHAL.  He had been a lifetime resident of the Metea and Twelve Mile communities.  He was married Dec. 30, 1973 in Grass Creek to Betty MITCHELL, who survives.  He was an employee of Moss Fertilizer Service, Twelve Mile.

Surviving with the wife and parents are a brother, J. T. HUBENTHAL, Lucerne; a sister, Mrs. Don (Connie) WILLIAMS, Terre Haute; aunts and uncles; five nieces and a naphew, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey WHITCOMB, Bunker Hill.

Services will be conducted by the Rev. Jack RHOADES and burial will be in the Metea cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2-9 p.m. and Monday until the hour of service.

 

Monday, January 7, 1980

 

Bertha N. Clayton

Services were to be today at the Foster & Good funeral home for Bertha N. CLAYTON, 89, formerly of 920 Pontiac street, who died at 11:55 p.m. Friday in the Hamilton Grove nursing home, New Carlisle.

Mrs. Clayton was born Aug. 19, 1890 in Helsenborg, Sweden, to Otto and Sophia NILSSON.  She came to the United States in the early 1900s and moved to Rochester from Chicago.  She was married Oct. 6, 1923 in Chicago to Louis J. “Jay” CLAYTON, who died in June of 1961.  She was a member of the Rochester Women’s club and the Rochester Order of Eastern Star 70.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Clara EWENSON and Mrs. Ida CARLSON, both of DeKalb, Ill., and Mrs. Inez BECK, Tegusta, Fla.; three nieces, and two nephews.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Ethel M. Westwood

Mrs. Ethel May WESTWOOD, 72, Dowagiac, Mich., died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cass County Medical Care Facility in Cassopolis, Mich.

She was born May 4, 1907 in Leiters Ford to Charles and Alice BINGERMAN MOSSMAN and married John WESTWOOD in Angola August 1948.  He died in 1957.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Nola) HOFF, South Bend; three sons, Norman CUNNINGHAM, Baldwin, Mich.; David CUNNINGHAM, Westville, and Earl CUNNINGHAM, Dowagiac, Mich.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Earl (Anna) SICKAFUS, Oden, Ark.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the McLaughlin-Cark funeral home in Dowagiac with Kenneth WASHBURN officiating.  Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Calling hours will be after 3 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Christopher Steven Zellers

Christopher Steven ZELLERS, 2, Jacksonville, N.C., died Saturday in the Jacksonville hospital.

He was born March 6, 1977, in San Diego, Cal., to Larry and Mary ZELLERS.

Surviving are a brother, Andrew [ZELLERS], at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold MILLER, R.R. 5, Wabash, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry ZELLERS, R.R. 1, LaFontaine; the great-grandparents, Lloyd MILLER, R.R. 5, Wabash; Mr. and Mrs. D. R. DRAGSTREM, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold ZELLERS, Del Ray Beach, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Merrel WAGONER, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Naomi SWARTS, Marion.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Eddingfield mortuary with the Rev. David PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mississinewa cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

David E. Harmon

Fulton county recorded its first traffic fatality of 1980 Saturday at 1:30 p.m. when David E. HARMON, 23, R.R. 1, Roann, was killed instantly in a car-truck collision on Ind. 14 west of County Road 250 East.

Harmon, who died of a broken neck, was westbound on Ind. 14 when his car veered left of center and into the path of a pick-up truck driven by Tim D. WEAVER, 21, R.R. 1, Akron.  Police were unable to determine why Harmon’s car went out of the westbound lane of traffic.

Weaver tried to avoid the collision by driving off the road on the south side, but his truck was struck almost head-on by the Harmon auto.  The impact of the collision demolished the front end of the Harmon car and destroyed most of the left front of the truck.

Weaver was admitted to Woodlawn hospital with facial and leg cuts and was released Sunday.

Damage was $1,500 to the car and $1,700 to the truck.

Mr. Harmon was born Dec. 2, 1956 in Rochester to Harold and Virginia REED HARMON and was a lifetime Miami county resident.  He was employed at Dean Milk in Rochester.

He attended the Olive Branch Church of God near Roann and was a 1975 graduate of both North Miami high school and of the Upper Wabash Vocational school.

Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Willis and Gerald [HARMON], both of  R.R. 1, Roann.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Olive Branch Church of God near Roann with the Revs. Lowel BURRIS and Gerald BRICKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Grandstaff funeral home in Roann.

 

Ralph Wisley

Ralph WISLEY, Lafayette, died following surgery in the Methodist hospital in Peoria, Ill., Friday, Jan. 4.

He was the brother of Ernest “Bill” WISLEY of Rochester.

Services will b e at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Landis-Loy funeral home in Lafayette.
Cranor L. Smith

Cranor L. SMITH, 73, 1101 Jackson boulevard, died at 7 p.m. Sunday in the I.U. Medical Center, Indianapolis, after 1 4 1/2-month illness.

He was born Oct. 15, 1906 in Logansport to William and Eva B. LAWRENCE SMITH and lived in this area for 50 years after moving from Logansport.  He married Eva P. MILLER May 12, 1926 in Rochester.  She survives.  Mr. Smith was manager of the Fulton county REMC and later manager of the Southeastern Indiana REMC in Osgood, Ind., until his retirement in 1972.  He was the past president of the Rochester Kiwanis club, past chairman of the Zoning Appeals Board, a member of the Rochester Elks and Moose lodges, South Bend Scottish Rite, Masonic Lodge 79, Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine, Manitou Shrine club and was a member of the Rochester Traffic Commission.  He attended the First Baptist church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Jane) SHERRILL, Mexico, Ind.; a son, James R. SMITH, Silver City, N.M.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Vernon (Marianne) MYERS, Sarasota, Fla., and a brother, Harold E. SMITH, Logansport.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist church building fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Tuesday, January 8, 1980

 

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Wednesday, January 9, 1980

 

Jay A. Lowe

Jay A. LOWE, 71, Peru, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial hospital in Peru.

Mr. Lowe was born June 21, 1908 in Peru to Frank E. and Mary DOWNING LOWE.  He was married Feb. 28, 1930 to Ruby L. ADAMS.  He was the owner and operator of Lowe’s grocery store in Peru from 1939-1973.  He was a member of the Peru Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Ruth chapter 120 and served four terms as a Peru City Councilman.

Surviving are a son, Jack LOWE, South Bend a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jean LITTLE, Lafayette; a sister, Mrs. Harry DEISCH, Peru; two brothers, Lee [LOWE], New Haven, and Rex [LOWE], Cassville, and four grandchildren.  A brother and a grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Eikenberry-Eddy funeral home, Peru, with the Rev. Stephen CARTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.  Masonic services will be at 9 p.m. today.
Walter G. Cavern

Walter G. CAVERN, 69, Iron, Mich., died unexpectedly at his home Monday.

Mr. Cavern was born Feb. 16, 1910 to Howard and Bessie CAVERN.  He was married April 20, 1963 in Edwardsburg, Mich., to Marietta HUDKINS, who survives.  He retired in 1975 from the Grand Trunk railway, for which he was a station agent.  He was a member of the Niles, Mich., Elks lodge and the Manitou Moose lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Donald [CAVERN], Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Barbara LeROY, Honolulu, Ha.; the mother, Mrs. Bessie BUDLONG, Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Robert CAVERN, St. Claire  Shores, Mich., and Thomas BUDLONG, Denver, Colo., and nieces and nephews.  The father preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery at 3 p.m. Fiday with the Rev. Robert KIRTLAN officiating.  Calling hours at the Stevens funeral home in Scottsville, Mich., are from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, January 10, 1980 to Friday, January 11, 1980

 

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Saturday, January 12, 1980

 

Merceda E. Bearss

Merceda Eleanor BEARSS, 73, R.R. 6, Rochester, died Friday at noon in Memorial hospital at South Bend.

She was born June 10, 1906, in Noble county, the daughter of Homer and Nellie FRICK BOYD and had lived in this community 38 years, moving from Peru.  Her marriage was Nov. 23, 1927, in Fulton county, to George M. BEARSS, who survives.

Mrs. Bearss was a member of the First Baptist church and of the Reiter community club.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Frances) SMITH, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. Juan (Janis) GARCIA, Pueblo, Mexico; two sons, Wendell [BEARSS], Rochester, and Gresham “Bud” [BEARSS], Wavelad; fifteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth BOYD, Kendallville, and Claude BOYD, Angola; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice EBERLY, Wawaka; Mrs. Richard (Lucile) LONG, Goshen, and Mrs. Fred (Jean) OTT, Ligonier.  One brother preceded in death.

Rites will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers 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 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.
Monday, January 14, 1980

 

Rhoda E. Carrothers Brown

Mrs. Rhoda E. (BACON) CARROTHERS BROWN, 78, R.R. 3, Warsaw, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at her daughter’s residence in Macy.  She had been in failing health for two weeks.

Mrs. Brown was born Aug. 13, 1901 in Miami county to J. R. and Mary McMILLEN BACON.  She had lived most of her life in Kosciusko county.  She was married in 1921 to Carl CARROTHERS, who died in 1938.  She married Ralph BROWN on July 3, 1948.  He died Oct. 18, 1978.  She was a member of the Packerton United Methodist church, the Columbia City Independent Brethren church, Mothers of World War II of Sidney, Ind., charter member of the Monroe Hilltoppers Home Ec club, and was the first recipient of the Mothers of World War II Mother of the Year award.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Lennis) WISE, Warsaw; Mrs. Bill (Mary) WHISLER, Syracuse; Mrs. Phil (Gayle) HURST, Macy; Mrs. Richard (Thelma) RING, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Bob (June) KRAMER, Rochester; and Mrs. Laura HATHAWAY, Walkerton; a son Bill CARROTHERS, Austin, Texas; a step-daughter, Mrs. Willodean LEITER, Claypool; a step-son, William BROWN, Warsaw; thirty-one grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Chloie) STANLEY, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Charles (Mary) HILL, Peru.  The parents, two brothers, a daughter, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild preceded in death.

Services wil be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Wyman funeral home, Pierceton, with the Rev. James LINTON and Fred ORR officiating.  Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery, Macy.  The Mothers of World War II will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Friends may call today from 2-9 p.m. and Tuesday until the hour of service.

 

William G. Kietzman

Services were to be held today in the Foster & Good funeral home for William G. KIETZMAN, 71, 117 West Fifth street, who died of an apparent heart attack Saturday at 9:30 p.m.  The Rev. Larry BERGMAN was to officiate, with burial in the Fulton cemetery.

Mr. Kietzman was born April 29, 1908 in Iriquois county, Ill., to Larry and Emma HUBNER KIETZMAN.  He had lived here since 1972 after moving from Fulton.  He was married Aug. 24, 1929 in Melvin, Ill., to Mabel Bertha STROH, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, a member of St. John’s Lutheran church and the Richland Center Fish and Game club.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. William (Catherine) WALTERS, Valparaiso; a son, William C. [KIETZMAN], Mexico; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn TINBERG, Paxton, Ill., and a brother, Walter [KIETZMAN], of Roberts, Ill.  A daughter and five sisters preceded in death.
Grace F. Casey

Grace F. CASEY, 76, Crawfordsville, died Friday at the Lane House nursing home, Crawfordsville.

She was born March 19, 1903 in Scott county to Albert and Eliza Jane ROSE BROADY.  She was married Dec. 20, 1924 to John Irvin CASEY, who died May 10, 1970.  She moved to Crawfordsville four years ago from Athens.  She was a member of the Fairview Christian church in Underwood.

Surviving are three sons, Chester V. [CASEY], Newtown, Ind.; Donald L. [CASEY], Florida, and Norman [CASEY], Roann; three daughters, Mrs. Margie NEWTON, Linden, Ind.; Mrs. Alberta HUTCHENS, Darlington, Ind., and Mrs. Lida FOYE, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Iva KELLY, Scottsburg, Ind.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A son, four grandchildren, a great-grandchild, three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Burkhart funeral home in Crawfordsville with the Rev. Lowell WILLIAMS officiating.  Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, January 15, 1980

 

William J. Flynn

William J. FLYNN, 70, R.R. 1, Argos, died at 12:10 p.m. Monday in the South Bend St. Joseph’s hospital.  He had been in failing health for several years.

Mr. Flynn was born July 6, 1909 in Rochester to Wilson V. and Oma Lee KOCHEL FLYNN.  He had lived most of his life in Marshall and Fulton counties.  He was married Aug. 20, 1938 in Rochester to Marjorie O. DICKSON, who survives.  He was a former Studebaker employee and a member of St. John’s Lutheran church.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, DeWayne P. FLYNN, Sr., Benson, Ariz.; DeWayne P. FLYNN, Jr., Argos, and Paul FLYNN, Argos; seven grandchildren and a brother, John R. [FLYNN], R.R. 3, Rochester.  Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochestr Citizen’s cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Roscoe C. Collins

Roscoe C. COLLINS, 89, Pleasant View nursing home, Wabash, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday in the Wabash county hospital.  Mr. Collins had lived in the North Manchester and Churubusco areas.

He was born Aug. 28, 1890 in Kewanna to Sylvester S. and Mary Louella BARGER COLLINS.  He married Hazel Fern SMITH, June 17, 1911 in Mexico, Ind.  She resides in the Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home East in Wabash.  Mr. Collins was a retired railroad agent for the Pennsylvania railroad.  He was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist church, a 50-year member of the Churubusco Masonic lodge and a member of the Churubusco Eastern Star.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Charles L. [COLLINS], Wabash, and Allen [COLLINS], Fort Wayne, and four grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Lloyd WILLERT officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico after Masonic graveside services.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
0Wednesday, January 16, 1980

 

E. Wayne Sutton

E. Wayne SUTTON, 77, 811 20th street, Logansport, died at 2:45 a.m. tday in his home.  He was formerly of Lucerne.

Mr. Sutton was born Aug. 10, 1902 in Fulton county to Jessie and Mary KAHLER SUTTON.  He married Fern MORTS March 19, 1929 in Fulton.  She survives.  He was a rtired farmer and a member of the Metea Baptist church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn COFFMAN, Macy; five sons, James F., Edward R., Milo E., Larry J. and Victor L. [SUTTON], all of Logansport; a sister, Mrs. Nettie HERD, Kewanna; three brothers, Frank SUTTON, Logansport; George “Pete” SUTTON, R.R. 6, Rochester, and Charles “Bud” SUTTON, Lucerne; sixteen grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, a sister and two grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Logansport with the Revs. John LOUTHAIN and Joe DETRICK officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Marvin L. Rife

Marvin L. RIFE, 74, Kewanna, died Tuesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Georgia DAVIS, R.R. 4, Peru, after an extended illness.

He was born April 20, 1905 in Miami county to Charles and Minie MORRIS RIFE.  He was married to Opal Marie EVANS on Sept. 18, 1926 in Rochester; she died Oct. 14, 1979.  He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church and the Kewanna I.O.O.F. and Rebekah lodges.

Surviving with the daughter are a broher, Newell RIFE, R.R. 2, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Henrietta EVANS, Niles, Mich.; two grandsons, and nieces and nephews. A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home in Kewanna with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.  I.O.O.F. memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, January 17, 1980 to Friday, January 18, 1980

 

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Saturday, January 19, 1980

 

Sarah B. Farr

Mrs. Sarah Blanche FARR, 92, Van Buren, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Marion General hospital, Marion.  Mrs. Farr was a former Kewanna resident, moving to Van Buren, in 1958.

Surviving are a son, Neil [FARR], Swayzee; three sisters, Mrs. Melissa POWERS, Van Buren; Mrs. Marie BARKER, Roll, and Mrs. Lester (Victo) LEFERICH, Van Buren; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Ferguson funeral home, Van Buren.  Burial will be in the Van Buren cemetery.  Friends may cal after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Arthur C. Simonin

Word has been received of the death of Arthur C. SIMONIN, 51, Paulding, O., who died at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been a patient about three weeks.

Born May 13, 1928 in South Bend, he was the son of Alvin and Evelyn HARDING SIMONIN and had resided in Paulding about eight years.  He was an Army veteran of the Korean war, a member of the Pulding Eagles lodge and VFW post.

Surviving are the wife, Evelyn [SIMONIN]; two daughters, Debra SIMONIN, Paulding, and Mrs. Connie MILLISER, Rochester; three sons, Arthur C., Alvin R. and Brian K. [SIMONIN], Paulding; his mother, Mrs. Evelyn BUDD, Winamac; two sisters, Mrs. Marge KIRKPATRICK, Roseburg, Ore., and Mrs. Becky MANNING, Winamac; four brothers, Charles and Clem [SIMONIN], Francesville; Stanley [SIMONIN], Buffalo, and Steven [SIMONIN], Winamac.

Services were Thursday in the Emmanuel Baptist church.  Burial was in the Cooper cemetery.

 

David M. Abraham

David M. ABRAHAM, 41, Silver Lake, died in Kosciusko Community hospital at 5:30 a.m. Friday.

He was born Sept. 25, 1938 in Indianapolis to Ralph and Mary RUSH ABRAHAM.  He married Ruby McCRACKEN March 19, 1961; she survives.

He served in the Air Force and was employed at Snyder’s market in North Manchester for 16 years.

Surviving are a son, Donald Lynn [ABRAHAM], at home, and the mother, Mrs. Mary SENSIBAUGH, R.R. 5, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the DeLauter Mortuary, North Manchester, with the Rev. Robert GIDLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery at Servia.  Friends may call today after 2 p.m.
Monday, January 21, 1980

 

Violet Bartley

Mrs. Violet BARTLEY, 63, R.R. 2, Pierceton, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

Mrs. Bartley was born Nov. 8, 1916 in Akron to Pete and Lulu WIDEMAN RILEY.  She had lived in Pierceton for two years.  She was married in 1973 to Robert BARTLEY, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara STOKES, San Jose, Cal.; two grandchildren, and the mother of Akron.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Robert RITTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call anytime.

 

Donald J. Wagoner

Donald J. WAGONER, 73, Atwood, died at 11:14 a.m. Sunday in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home, Plymouth.

Mr. Wagoner was born Jan. 12, 1907 in Rochester, to Wallace “Dutch” and Bessie LEWIS WAGONER.  He had lived three years in Atwood after moving from Michigan.  He was married May 21, 1960 in Bryan, O., to Margaret BATTEN, who survives.  He was a retired purchasing agent for Shipper’s Dispatch.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Helen WORTH, Anaheim, Cal., and Mary Grace HAWBIL, Palm Springs, Cal.; three brothers, Bill and Walter [WAGONER], Denver, Colo., and Ed [WAGONER], Anaheim, Cal.; two sons, Leon [WAGONER], Warsaw, and James [WAGONER], Atwood; a step-daughter, Mrs. Harold (Shirley) BURNS, Muskegon, Mich.; two step-sons, David IMUS, Walton and Staff Sgt. Clifford IMUS, Saginaw, Mich.; twelve grandchildren.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund or Heart Fund.

 

Blanche Williams Fitch

Mrs. Blanche (ZELLER) WILLIAMS FITCH, 88, R.R. 7, Rochester, died at 12:35 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital after suffering a massive coronary attack.  She had been in failing health the past two years.

Mrs. Fitch was born Feb. 12, 1891 near Athens, to James A. and Mary THOMPSON ZELLER.  She had lived in Fulton county her entire life.  She was married to Joseph Ray WILLIAMS in 1909; he died in 1944.  She was married in 1960 to Harry FITCH, who survives.  She was a retired employee of Topps Manufacturing and a member of the Rochester Eastern Star and the Women of the Moose.

Surviving with the husband are a son, James A. WILLIAMS, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. V. J. (Opal) STANGER and Mrs. Kenneth (Ruby) LOCKRIDGE, both of Daytona Beach, Fla.; nine gandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  A sister and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. and Wednesday until the hour of service.  The Rochester Order of Eastern Star 70 will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Bill Minix

Bill MINIX, 68, Argos, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday in the South Bend St. Joseph hospital where he had been a patient three days.  He had been in failing health for one year.

Mr. Minix was born June 20, 1910 in Salyersville, Ky., to Joseph and Peggy MINIX.  He had lived in Argos since 1974, moving from Plymouth.  He was married Oct.14, 1974 in Atlanta, Ga., to Madeline SMITH, who survives.  He was a former employee of the Studebaker corporation and a member of the Denhem Freewill Baptist church.

Surviving with the wife are seven daughters, Mrs. Eloise MURPHY, Middletown, O.; Mrs. Mary Jane GOEBLE, Knox; Mrs. Sue JACKSON, Cincinnati, O.; Mrs. Margie GARTSIDE, Alger, O.; Mrs. Shirley CHRAPLIWY, South Bend; Mrs. Barbara BROCK, Niles, Mich., and Miss Donna MINIX, South Bend; two sons, Stratton [MINIX], Kenton, O., and Roger Ray [MINIX], South Bend; a step-daughter, Mrs. Esther Carol PAYNE, Cincinnati, O.; a sister, Mrs. Bertha JACKSON, Alger, O., and a brother, Wise [MINIX], Hamlet.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Denver MINIX officiating.  Burial will be in the Denhem cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, January 22, 1980

 

Alfred Burkett

Alfred BURKETT, 68, Ora, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday at the residence of Mrs. Bessie MALARSKI, with whom he had made his home for the past 21 years.

Mr. Burkett was born Sept. 13, 1911 in Ora.  He had lived there his entire life.

Surviving are a son, James [BURKETT], Knox; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn RENSBERGER, Rochester; Mrs. Jeanette BEAVER, Culver, and Anna [BURKETT], at home; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a beother, Cecil [BURKETT], Ora; two sisters, Mrs. Edna GREEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Polly KUHN, Florida.

Services will be at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday at the Braman and Son memorial chapel, Knox, with the Rev. Donald FRANKLIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Ora cemetery.  Friends may call anytime today.  Memorial services will be conducted by the Knox Eagles lodge at 8 p.m. today.

 

Cyde H. Friedrich

Clyde H. FRIEDRICH, 70, R.R. 1, Star City, died at 12:45 a.m. today in Pulaski County Memorial hospital, Winamac.  He had been a resident of the Winamac nursing home for the past nine months.

Mr. Friedrich was born April 17, 1909 in St. Joseph, Ill., to Sherman and Minie POLAND FRIEDRICH.  He was married Sept. 10, 1934 in Fulton county to Freda I. PRATT, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.

Surviving with the wife are two brothers, John and Floyd [FRIEDRICH], R.R. 1, Kewanna.  Two sons and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the  Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Ethel Tolson

Mrs. Ethel TOLSON, 52, Knox, died at 7:12 a.m. today in the Starke County Memorial hospital, Knox.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Braman and Son Memorial chapel, Knox.

 

Wednesday, January 23, 1980

 

James A. Pitman

James A. “Joe” PITMAN, 71, Chili, died at 6:10 a.m. today at his residence.

Mr. Pitman was born Aug. 23, 1908 in Lawrence county to Henry W. and Rosie BURTON PITMAN.  He was married June 22, 1940 near Chili to Thelma E. ASTLING, who survives.  He was a retired employee of the Miami county highway department.  He was a member of the Chili Baptist church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Rita STATZER, Denver; a son, James [PITMAN], R.R. 1, Denver, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. C. W. JOHNSTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Rosa L. Culivan

Mrs. Rosa L. CULIVAN, 82, Vincennes, died Tuesday in Vincennes.

Surviving are a son, Laurence [CULIVAN]; a granddaughter, Mrs. James (Judy) SHOWLEY, and two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Kara SHOWLEY, all of Rochester.

Rites are pending at the Brockman funeral home, Vincennes.

 

Thursday, January 24, 1980

 

Margaret E. Moore

Mrs. Margaret E. MOORE, 80, R.R. 1, Kewanna (Lake Bruce), died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the South Florida Baptist hospital in Plant City, Fla.  She spent the winter months in Plant City.

Mrs. Moore was born July 22, 1899 in Fulton county to Alfred and Bertha SMITH SHELLY.  She married Loyde O. MOORE Feb. 6, 1919 in Michigan.  He survives.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church and the Winter Visitor’s club in Plant City, Fla.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Dale E. [MOORE], South Bend; Richard O. [MOORE], Lake Bruce, and Paul E. [MOORE], Plant City; a sister, Mrs. Mabel PALMER, Tiosa; a half-sister, Mrs. Kathleen POLLY, Birdeye, Ark.; ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  A granddaughter and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Lake Bruce.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home in Kewanna and also from 7:30 a.m. Saturday.  Friends also may call one hour before service at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church.
Gregory Allen Dreibelis

Fulton county police reported today that an unidentified body was discovered in the northeastern part of Fulton county Wednesday.

Sgt. Earl VANCE stated today that the body was found in a creek at 3:450 p.m.  The body is believed to be that of a white male.  The body is badly decomposed and has been taken to Indianapolis for investigation.

It is believed that police received an anonymous tip sometime Tuesday about the body.  Police were in the Talma area Tuesday night near the Talma bridge wearing waders.

County police are working with state police of the Peru and South Bend posts on the investigation.

[NOTE:  See Wednesday, February 6, 1980, which reports “death of Gregory Allen DREIBELIS, 19, R.R. 2, Plymouth in Marshall and Fulton counties.”]

 

Friday, January 25, 1980

 

Emma M. Cotterman

Mrs. Emma Mae COTTERMAN, 52, R.R. 1, Mentone, died at noon Thursday at her residence.

Mrs. Cotterman was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Peru to Loren and Vera “Goldie” EVERLY BRADLEY.  She had lived in the Mentone and Talma area since 1960 after moving from Rochester.  She was married Jan. 22, 1947 in Fort Wayne to Clarence COTTERMAN, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a son, David [COTTERMAN], Mentone; a daughter, Mrs. Linda D. HOLLOWAY, Mentone; a grandchild, and a step-grandchild.

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

 

Saturday, January 26, 1980

 

Ruth Hammond

Mrs. Ruth HAMMOND, 70, Mentone, died at 10:15 p.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for a short time.

Mrs.Hammond was born May 25, 1909 near Akron to Jacob and Blanche KROFT FLOHR.  She had lived in the Mentone zarea for three years after moving from Mishawaka.  She was married in February, 1928, to Elmer HAMMOND, who survives.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Dick [HAMMOND], Richardson, Texas; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Helen IRVINE, North Manchester; two brothers, Gilbert [HAMMOND], South Bend, and Bill [HAMMOND], Carmel.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. James HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Monday, January 28, 1980

 

Jesse Knight

Jesse KNIGHT, 79, R.R. 1 (Lake Manitou), Rochester, died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in South Bend St. Joseph hospital where he was admitted three weeks earlier.  He had been ill for six months.

Mr. Knight was born to George Washington and Grace RANNELS KNIGHT Feb. 13, 1900 in Rochester.  He married Ina Mae JAMES in 1920 in Rochester.  She died March 12, 1961.  He was a lifetime resident of the Rochester community and owned and operated the Duck Landing for 37 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Myron (Kathryn) ALDERFER, Rochester; a son, Ernest KNIGHT, [R.R. 2, Rochester]; two brothers, Steve “Bud” KNIGHT, Rochester, and Charles [KNIGHT], North Manchester; two sisters, Ruth BALL and Dorothy FISH, both of Rochester; five grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  Two grandchildren, Sharon Jo and Larry Joe KNIGHT, preceded in death.  [The Ernest KNIGHT who resides in Macy is not related to the deceased.]

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizen’s cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m.  Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Eldon Adams

Eldon “Dutch” ADAMS, 53, Evart, Mich., died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, Mich.  He had been ill for the past two years.

Mr. Adams was born June 20, 1926 in Evart, Mich, to Orlo S. ADAMS, Sr., and Myra B. MARVIN MITCHELL.  He had lived there his entire life.  He was married April 3, 1970 in Evart to Carolyn BURKETT McMILLEN, who survives.  He was a retired rural letter carrier and he had worked for the American Logging Tool company for which he was a manager from 1967-1975.  He was a veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart.  He was a member of the Evart volunteer fire department for 22 1/2 years.  He was a member and past master of the Masonic lodge and a member of the VFW and the DAV.

Suviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Cheryl Lynn) ROSSER, Marlett, Mich.; two sons, Scott Alan and Brent Allen [ADAMS], both of Evart, Mich.; a grandson, Jason Adam ROSSER, Marlett, Mich.; two step-daughters, Jozanne K. McMILLEN, Big Sky, Mont., and Cheryl L. McMILLEN, Ann Arbor, Mich.; two step-sons, Gregory McMILLEN, Rochester, and Mitchell A. McMILLEN, Evart, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Frances SICKLES, Lansing, Mich.; two brothers, Lawrence [ADAMS], Cadillac, Mich., and Stanley ADAMS, Jr., Lansing, Mich.  A son and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Corey funeral home, Evart, Mich., with the Rev. Stanley HAYES officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery.
Helen M. Zimpleman

Mrs. Helen M. ZIMPLEMAN, 80, 317 11th street, Logansport, died at 2:20 p.m. Saturday in St. Vincent’s hospital at Indianapolis.

She was born July 27, 1899 in Cass county to William ADAIR and Delver MORRIS ZIMPLEMAN.  She was married March 30, 1919 in Logansport to Edward ZIMPLEMAN, who died May 21, 1930.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy E. ANDERSON, Logansport; three sons, William [ZIMPLEMAN], R.R. 6, Rochester; Dean [ZIMPLEMAN], Kokomo, and Kenneth [ZIMPLEMAN], Greenwood; three sisters, Ione M. CONRAD, Mrs. Hazel E. JOHNSON and Mrs. Loretta M. HANER, all of Logansport; a brother, Richard W. ADAIR, Logansport; twelve grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  Two sisters, three brothers and two grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the McCroskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Logansport with the Rev. Earl E. DAVIDSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Vergil Saenz

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today in the Emmas Lutheran church, South Bend, for Vergil C. SAENZ, 46, Mishawaka, who died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial hospital after a one-month illness.

Mr. Saenz was born Aug. 28, 1933 in South Bend and had lived there his entire life.  He was married June 27, 1959 in South Bend to Carol CALVERT, who survives.  He was a salesman for the National Mill Supply company.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. Anna SAENZ, South Bend; a daughter, Natalie [SAENZ], and a son, Kerry [SAENZ], both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Judith BHALLA, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Betty RIEMLAND, Benton Harbor, Mich.

Services were to be conducted by Rev. Mark NIEMOELLER with burial to be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.  Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Stanley M. Helvey

Stanley M. HELVEY, 41, Osceola, died late Friday in Granger, where he was employed.

He was born Dec. 29, 1938 near Akron to Maurice and Willodean WHISTLER HELVEY and was employed by the E. L. Yoder and Associates Construction company of Granger.

Surviving with the parents, of Akron, are a son, Michael [HELVEY], of Shepherd, Mich.; two brothers, Max [HELVEY], Portville, N.Y., and Dennis [HELVEY], South Whitley, and a sister, Mrs. Gary (Bonnie) BROWN, Shepherd, Mich.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. James HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, until 11 a.m. Tuesday and from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

 

Tuesday, January 29, 1980

 

Gary R. Smith

Gary Ray SMITH, 19, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his residence.  He was the son of Edgar and Eva SMITH.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.
Ina G. Troyer

Mrs. Ina G. TROYER, 36, R.R. 1, Hamlet, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Vincent’s hospital, Indianapolis.  She had been ill for an extended period.

Mrs. Troyer was born June 26, 1943 in Starke county.  She was married Oct. 2, 1965 in LaPorte to Dewey TROYER, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are four sons, Jeffrey, Bryan, Irvin and Timmy [TROYER], all at home; the mother, Mrs. Evelyn WILLIAMS, Hamlet; two brothers, Arthur [WILLIAMS], Michigan City, and Richard [WILLIAMS], LaCrosse; four sisters, Mrs. Alda LATTIE, Hanna; Mrs. Fern STRONG, Silver Lake; Mrs. Frances LONG, Plymouth, and Mrs. Linda JACKSON, Bourbon.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Braman and Son Memorial Chapel, Knox, with the Rev. Daniel WONDERSLAVEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Ruth I. Benton

Mrs. Ruth I. BENTON, 80, Argos, died unexpectedly today at 12:53 a.m. in Plymouth Parkview hospital where she was admitted 10 hours earlier.

Mrs. Benton was born Jan. 7, 1900 in Portland,  Ind., to Charles and Maggie HUNT BAILEY.  She had lived in the Argos ara two years after moving from Plymouth.  She had lived many years in the Hammond and Schererville areas.  She was married in Hammond in 1923 to Herbert LEWKE, who preceded in death.  She later married Herbert Emory BENTON, who died in 1952.  She was a retired secretary of the Gary Warehouse company.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church, a 50-year member of the Gary Order of Eastern Star, a member of the Chapter No. 3 of the Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem of which she was a past worthy high priestess and a secretary for 19 years.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. Richard LEWKE, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Margaret HAGMAN, Atlanta, Ga., and a brother, Charles BAILEY, Crown Point.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Argos United Methodist church with the Revs. Dr. F. Kaye BASS and Dr. Gerald H. JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday after 2 p.m. and Thursday until noon at the Grossman funeral home, Argos.  The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Virginia Robinson

[Information furnished 4-8-82 by Cecile (KELLEY) [Mrs. Harold “Hurd” CARRUTHERS, and Mrs. Carruthers’ brother, Eugene KELLEY, 10-15-2002.]

Virginia CARRUTHERS was born in Fulton county, Indiana on the farm January 12, 1914, and died January 29, 1980.  She was the daughter of Alonzo  J. “Lon” and Daisy M. (HARNESS) CARRUTHERS.  She was one of six children: Mary (CARRUTHERS) SMITH, deceased; Harold “Hurd” CARRUTHERS, deceased; Margaret (CARRUTHERS) KISSINGER, North Manchester, Indiana; Ruth (CARRUTHERS) HAYES, Des Moines, Iowa; Maurice “Sam” CARRUTHERS, Middletown, Ohio, and Virginia.

Attended Woodrow School, graduating from Rochester High School in 1932.

Married to Albert W. ROBINSON, an engineer employed by the city of Wheaton, Illinois.  She suffered a very severe heart attack thirty years prior to her death, leaving her an invalid the rest of her life.

Survived by her husband, four children (3 girls and 1 boy), Richard, Margaret, Marian


and Alice [ROBINSON], and eight grandchildren.  One daughter and her husband are living in Saudi Arabia, he being employed by a large oil company.

 

Wednesday, January 30, 1980

 

Gary R. Smith

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Silver Lake Pentecostal Church of God for Gary Ray SMITH, 19, R.R. 1, Akron, who died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born Feb. 21, 1960 in Paintsville, Ky., to Edgar and Eva ADAMS SMITH.  He had lived in the Akron area his entire life.

Surviving with the parents are five brothers, James [SMITH], Akron; Ronnie [SMITH], Mentone; Russell [SMITH], Akron, and Michael and Keith [SMITH], at home; six sister, Mrs.  A. C. (Joan) PRATER, Akron; Mrs. Ted (Joyce) VANCE, Ieager, W. Va.; Mrs. Gary (Janice) HOWES, Salyersville, Ky.; Mrs. Ted (Lynda) RICHARD, Rochester; Mrs. Frank (Lisa) WHITAKER, Akron, and Sharon [SMITH], at home.

The Rev. Aaron STANLEY will officiate the services with burial in the Silver Lake Lakeview cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, after 2 p.m. today.

 

Bertha L. Jameson

Mrs. Bertha Lee JAMESON, 74, Greentown, died at 9:10 p.m. Monday in the Howard Community hospital, Kokomo.  She had been ill for an extended period.

Mrs. Jameson was born April 10, 1905 in Loudon county, Tenn., to the Rev. D.D. Tishey HENSLEY.  She had lived in Greentown since 1951 after moving from Tennessee.  She was married Jan. 19, 1919 to Garrett C. JAMESON, who died March 19, 1971.

Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Harry (Lucille) DOWERS, Mrs. Dorothy WILCOX and Mrs. Danny (Lola) STURGEON, all of Greentown; Mrs. James (Kate) THOMAS; Mrs. David (Edna) ROBERTS and Mrs. Helen SHROCK, all of Kokomo, and Mrs. Harold (Mildred) NESBIT, Rocheter; three sons, William [JAMESON], Greentown; Tommy [JAMESON], Louden, Tenn., and Ray [JAMESON], Kokomo; twenty-five grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Steckey Creek Baptist church, Louden, Tenn., with burial in the Corinth cemetery, Louden, Tenn.  Friends may call at the Stout funeral home, Russiaville, Wednesday from 2-7 p.m. and at the Hawkins funeral home, Louden, Tenn., from 4-9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Koma Stokes Singpiel

Mrs. Koma (SOMMER) STOKES SINGPIEL, 90, Argos, died suddenly at her home at 1:25 a.m. today.

Mrs. Singpier was born July 13, 1889 in Gilead to Amos and Sarah BURGER SOMMER.  She had lived in Argos since 1934 after moving from Akron.  Mrs. Singpiel contracted polio in 1909 and had spent most of her life on crutches or confined to a wheelchair.  She was married in 1925 to W. W. STOKES, who died in 1960.  She married Conrad SINGPIEL on Aug. 29, 1963.  He survives.  She was a retired telephone operator and a reporter for The South Bend Tribune, Argos Reflector and Plymouth Pilot-News.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church and the Women’s Society of Christian Service.

Surviving with the husband are three step-daughters, Mrs. Allien WHITLOCK, Vancouver, British Columbia; Mrs. Connie Jo RAMSEY, Akron, and Mrs. Frankie SPARKS, Wyoming, Mich.; four step-sons, Williard STOKES, Mishawaka; James STOKES, San Antonio,


Texas; Fred STOKES, Henderson, Texas, and Stanley SINGPIEL, North Manchester; thirty-six step-grandchildren, and forty-five step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Argos United Methodist church with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday until noon.  The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Thursday, January 31, 1980

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, February 1, 1980

 

Arrena C. Savage

Mrs. [Arrena] Catherine SAVAGE, 103 years old, Palo Alto, Cal., died early Thursday morning in her sleep at her residence.

Mrs. Savage was born Sept. 13, 1876 in Miami county to Lewis Cass and Susan BREECE [SROUFE].  She was married to James [Drake] SAVAGE, who preceded in death [February 8, 1952].

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Rena SAVAGE, Palo Alto, Cal.; a son, Lewis SAVAGE, Atherton, Cal.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two nieces, Mrs. Martha GALLIPO, Rochester, and Mrs. Catharine [DUEY], Chapel Hill, N.C., and a nephew, Russell [SROUFE], Macy.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home where the Rev. David SMITH will officiate, with burial in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.

 

Orville J. Merrill

Orville James MERRILL, 47, Logansport, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday in Memorial hospital, Logansport.

He was born Jan. 17, 1933 in Clay City, Ky., to Sam and George Ann SPENCER MERRILL.  He attended school in Walton, was a lifetime member of the VFW and served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956.  He was employed by Nelson’s Screw Products.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. George MERRILL, Loganspost; two sons, Orville James [MERRILL], Jr., and Edward Wayne [MERRILL], both of Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Marie SHELL, Goshen; Mrs. Verline RITTENBERRY, Logansport, and Mrs. Brenda O’CONNOR, Davenport, Ia.; three brothers, Harry [MERRILL], Lafayette; Ocie [MERRILL], New Waverly, and Delmar G. [MERRILL], Sr., Logansport.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home, Logansport, with the Rev. J. Joel HARRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport.  Graveside services will be conducted by the VFW.  Calling hours are from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
Brandi Lynn McClellan

Brandi Lynn McCLELLAN of Kewanna, 3 1/2 months old, was dead on arrival at Pulaski County Memorial hospital in Winamac at 8:42 a.m. Thursday.

Born Oct. 13, 1979 in Winamac, she was the daughter of Monte UTTER and Marcia McCLELLAN.

Surviving with the parents and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William McCLELLAN, Schererville, and two maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Agnes GLIMMER of Hammond, and Mrs. Hildegarde McCLELLAN of Griffith.

Graveside services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery with the Rev. Neil MILLIMAN officiating.  The Harrison=Metzger funeral home in Kewanna was in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, February 2, 1980

 

Arrena C. Savage

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home for Mrs. Arrena C. SAVAGE, 103, Palo Alto, Cal., who died in her sleep Thursday morning at her residence.

The Rev. David SMITH will officiate the services with burial in the Plainview cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, February 4, 1980

 

John L. Coleman

John L. COLEMAN, 70, 197 Pontiac street, died at 3:55 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital where he was admitted Sunday evening.  He had been in failing health for the past five years.

Mr. Coleman was born Oct. 24, 1909 in Marshtown to John and Lenna COLDWELL COLEMAN.  He had lived in Rochester most of his life. He was married March 12, 1930 in Rochester to Hattie Louise GREER, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post 36.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Merle (Julia) ALDERFER, Laketon; two sons, Robert [COLEMAN], Claypool, and John [COLEMAN], Jr., Fort Pierce, Fla.; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Doris MEEKS, Lewistown, Me.; a sister, Mrs. Edna BOISE, Fort Pierce, Fla., and a half-brother, Leroy COLEMAN, Dearborn, Mich.  Two sisters, a half-brother and both parents preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Samuel CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon cemetery, northwest of Rochester.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. and Wednesdy from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.  The American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.
Kathryn Cumberland

Mrs. Kathryn CUMBERLAND, 70, R.R. 1, Claypool (Beaver Dam), died about 8:10 p.m. Sunday in Marianna, Fla., while enroute home from vacationing in Florida with her husband.  She became ill Saturday.

She was born July 14, 1909 to Samuel and Fannie MARKS EILER and was a lifetime resident of the Beaver Dam community.  She was married in November, 1928 to Paul CUMBERLAND, who survives.  She was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, James [CUMBERLAND], Glasgow, Ky., and Wayne [CUMBERLAND], Akron, and five grandchildren.

Services are pending at the Haupert funeral home in Akron.

 

Tuesday, February 5, 1980

 

Kathryn Cumberland

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Beaver Dam United Methodist church for Mrs. Kathryn CUMBERLAND, 70, Beaver Dam, who died in Florida Sunday while enroute home from vacation.

Officiating will be the Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Harold ULREY.  Burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron.

 

Wednesday, February 6, 1980

 

Gregory A. Dreibelis

A Marshall county grand jury has handed down three indictments concerning a body which was found in Fulton county in January, it was announced today at a press conference in the Marshall County Building, Plymouth.

The indictments name Larry D. PERKINS, 21, Plymouth; George REDMAN, 22, Bourbon, and Patrick L. WILLIAMS, 19, Plymouth, in connection with the death of Gregory Allen DREIBELIS, 19, R.R. 2, Plymouth, on or about April 24, 1979 in Marshall and Fulton counties.

Dreibelis’ body was found in Yellow creek in the northeast portion of Fulton county on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23, after an investigation by police.

On the first day of the search, police found a boot with the skeletal remains of a foot in it.  On the second day of the search, the main part of the body was located in the creek ditch.

The remains were removed by Fulton County Coroner Junior GOOD, who then transported the remains to Indianapolis Wishard hospital where Dr. James BENZ, a forensic pathologist, was able to identify the body.

According to the indictments, handed down by the grand jury on Monday, the death of Dreibelis occurrd sometime on or about April 24, 1979 after he was beaten and struck with a bludgeon and then held under water.

Marshall County Prosecutor David HOLMES told reporters this morning that police learned about the possibility of a body being in the creek after an investigation.  He refused to specify the exact source of the information.

All three of the persons charged in connection with the death were indicted for murder, felony murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, confinement and battery.  A count of murder, asking for the death penalty, also was made by the grand jury.


The count of murder, arrording to the indictment, states that the three accused persons killed the victim by striking and beating with a bludgeon and then holding the victim under water, causing death.

The count of felony murder states that the act of murder was committed while a felonious crime was being committed.  According to the indictment, Dreibelis was being robbed of $130 by the trio at the time of death.

A count of armed robbery was included in the indictments, showing that a pistol apparently was used during the robbery and that the victim was threatened with a bludgeon.

The fifth offense, confinement, occurred because the victim was held against his will in a motor vehicle and the accused persons refused to release him and were armed with a deadly weapon, according to the indictment.

Stating that the accused persons did knowingly agree with one another to commit the robbery and then did perpetrate the act of armed robbery, an indictment for conspiracy to commit armed robbery was made.

The count of battery stems from the striking and beating of the victim with a deadly weapon - bludgeon - done in a rude, insolent and angry manner, causing serious bodily injury, the indictments say.

The final indictment requests the death penalty.

Perkins already has been found guilty under a plea bargain agreement in Fulton circuit court in the death of Claude YARIAN, 60, Bourbon, last March.  Perkins is to be sentenced in court Friday morning.

Perkins also was indicted by the Marshall county grand jury for armed robbery, murder and felony murder in the death of Jesse HUBBARD, 54, Plymouth, on April 13, 1979.

Redman also was indicted in the death of Hubbard.  Redman is a prisoner in the Westville Corrections Center, serving a sentence from St. Joseph county for delivery of a controlled substance.

Patrick WILLIAMS is held in the Kosciusko county jail on charges of robbery.  He is the brother of Larry WILLIAMS, 21, Plymouth, who has been charged in the shotgun slaying of Yarian.

Larry WILLIAMS was scheduled to go on trial in Fulton circuit court on Jan. 25, but the possibility of request of change of venue brought a continuance by Judge Douglas B. MORTON.

Arraignment for the three men accused in the indictments has not been scheduled but presumably will be sometime this week.

Police units involved in the investigation were Marshall county, Fulton county and Indiana state police with assistance provided by the Kosciusko county, Plymouth, Argos and Bourbon police departments.  State police from the South Bend post are heading the investigation.

 

Lois Cessna

Mrs. Lois CESSNA, 60, 1228 Washington street, died at 9:15 a.m. today in Logansport hospital following a brief illness.

Survivors include the husband, Eldon [CESSNA], of Rochester, and a son, David [CESSNA], of Fort Collins, Colo.

Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.
Ernest R. Cochran

Funeral arrangements are pending in the Foster & Good funeral home for Ernest R. COCHRAN, 62, formerly of Rochester.

Mr. Cochran died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in his home in Grand Forks, N.D. of an aparent heart attack.

 

Harold Tubbs

Harold TUBBS, 64, Hammond, formerly of Rochester, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday after surgery at St. Margaret’s hospital in Hammond.  He was born Sept. 2, 1915 to Edith CRABILL EHRSAM and Mearl TUBBS of Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom BABBITT, Lansing, Ill., and the mother.  A daughter and the father preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. CST (11 a.m. EST) Thursday at the LaHayne funeral home in Hammond.

 

 

Thursday, February 7, 1980

 

Lois A. Cessna

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, for Mrs. Lois A. CESSNA, 60, 1228 Washington street, who died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in Logansport Memorial hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Cessna was born Dec. 31, 1919 in White county to Homer and Clara BRUBAKER LONG.  She had lived here most of her life.  She was married Oct. 22, 1936 in South Bend to Eldon CESSNA, who survives.  She was a dental assistant for many doctors in Rochester and was employed by Dr. Michael BOLDRY at the time of her death.  She was a member of the First Baptist church and the Rochester Women’s club.

Surviving with the husband is a son, David A. [CESSNA], Fort Collins, Colo.; five grandchildren, Vicki CESSNA, Rochester; John D. and Scott A. CESSNA, Purdue university; Tracie K. and Erin E. CESSNA, Windsor, Colo.; three sisters, Ona CESSNA, Rochester; Belva WILSON and Thelma DOWNHAM, both of Logansport; a foster-sister, Martha RINEHART BUSCH, New Port Richey, Fla.  A son, John “Jack” CESSNA, died March 5, 1963; a sister and brother also preceded in death.

The Rev. Donald E. MAUGHAN will officiate the services, with burial in the family plot in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday.  The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the First Baptist church building fund.
Lelia P. Jarrell

Mrs. Lelia P. JARRELL, 88, Lafayette, died Wednesday in the I.O.O.F. nursing home, Greensburg.

Mrs. Jarrell was born July 15, 1891 in Lafayette.  She was first married to Alva QUAINTANCE, who preceded in death.  She later married John JARRELL, who also preceded in death.

Surviving are two sons, Gilbert QUAINTANCE, Seattle, Wash., and Albert QUAINTANCE, Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl PONTIUS, formerly of Athens; Mrs. Jane HUMPHREY and Mrs. Betty MUSSER, both of Lafayette; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.  A son, Walter QUAINTANCE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Hippensteel funeral home, Lafayette.  Memorial rites will be conducted by the Rebekah Lodge.

 

Ava M. Kalan

Mrs. Ava M. KALAN, 75, Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Monday in St. Joseph’s hospital, Elmira, N.Y., where she had been a patient since July.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Jean) ZIEGLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Barbara K. WHITE, Corning, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Eva SMITH, Myrtle Beach.

Services will be Friday in Parsons, W. Va.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to St. Joseph’s hospital, Hospice Unit, Elmire, N.Y.

 

Gladys M. Fiedler

Gladys M. FIEDLER, 78, 1031 Madison street, died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.  Services are pending at the Harrison-Metzger funeral home in Kewanna.

 

Friday, February 8, 1980

 

Gladys M. Fiedler

Mrs. Gladys M. FIEDLER, 78, 1031 Madison street, died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn hospital.

Mrs. Fiedler was born June 30, 1901 in Pontiac, Ill., to Jay and Ora MARKS LEE.  She was married Nov. 25, 1927 in Winamac to Charles A. FIEDLER, who survives.  She was a member of the Zion United Methodist church and its Ladies Aid Society and also the Wayne township Progressive Home-Ec club.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Mary LOSCH, Lake-In-Hills, Ill., and Mrs. Judith REID, South Bend; two brothers, Lloyd LEE, Seminole, Fla., and Harry LEE, LaPorte; a sister, Mrs. Lorretta TOWNSLEY, Logansport; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  A brother and sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Teal O. YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Zion cemetery near Lucerne.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or Diabetes Fund.
Saturday, February 9, 1980

 

E. Hollis Wiseley

E. Hollis WISELEY, 61, Tippecanoe, was found dead in his sleep today at his residence.  He had been ill for 10 years with a heart condition.

Mr. Wiseley was born Sept. 27, 1918 near Argos to George and Rosa WISELEY.  He had lived at his present residence since 1946.  He was married June 6, 1942 at Inwood to Martha WEISSERT, who survives.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific.  He was a member of the Plymouth VFW and was a member and former director of the Marshall County Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are two brothers, Jack [WISELEY], Argos, and Bert [WISELEY], South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Phyllis PHILLIPS, Orlando, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery where graveside rites will be conducted by the Plymouth VFW.  Friends may call Sunday from 4-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

 

Roger Harger

Roger HARGER, 25, R.R. q, Roann, was found dead at his residence Thursday.  Death was ruled a suicide.

Mr. Harger was born Oct. 25, 1954 in Rochester to Thomas and Dorothy FELLERS HARGER.  He was married Oct. 28, 1977 in Akron to Michelle SUMME, who survives.  He was an employee of the General Tire company, Wabash.

Surviving with the wife and parents are a daughter, Lisa [HARGER], at home, and a brother Phillip [HARGER], Akron.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz funeral home, Akron, with the Revs. Leroy COMBS and James HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Mary Stonestreet

Mrs. Mary STONESTREET, 76, 523 Fulton avenue, died in a Kokomo nursing home early this morning.

Survivors include a son, Gene TIPPY, Kokomo; two granddaughters, Mrs. Doug (Jill) SAMPSEL and Mrs. Denny (Kim) CARROLL, both of Rochester, and a grandson, Bruce TIPPY, Columbia City.

Services are set tentatively for Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.
Ernest R. Cochran

Ernest Ralph COCHRAN, 61, Grand Forks, N.D., died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of a relative in Grand Forks, N.D.   He was a former Rochester resident.

Mr. Cochran was born Feb. 14, 1918 in Fulton county to Andrew and Lavina HENDERSON COCHRAN.  He had lived most of his life in this area.  He was married July 29, 1944 in Plymouth to Lillie ISOM.  He later married Lela ISOM on Jan. 12, 1952.  She died May 31, 1975.  He was a retired laborer.

Surviving are three sons, Kenneth [COCHRAN], Grand Forks, N.D.; Cecil [COCHRAN], Macy, and Richard [COCHRAN], Elsworth AFB, S.D.; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Cynthia) SCHEUR, Warsaw; fifteen grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Charles (Marge) McCUTCHEON, Denver; Mrs. Robert (Mildred) CONLEY, Mrs. Phyllis REID and Mrs. Joe (Doris) JAMES, all of Rochester, and Mrs. James (Mary) SHRIVER, Mentone, and a brother, Donald [COCHRAN], Kewanna.  Three brothers, a daughter and the parents preceded in death.

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

 

Monday, February 11, 1980

 

Mary Stonestreet

Services were held today at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, for Mrs. Mary M. STONESTREET, 76, 523 Fulton avenue, who died Friday at the Sycamore Village health care center, Kokomo.  The Rev. David HEYWARD officiated the services, with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Lona A. Ivey

Mrs. Lona A. IVEY, 89, Plymouth, died unexpectedly at 8:24 p.m. Saturday in the Plymouth Parkview hospital where she was admitted earlier in the day.

Mrs. Ivey was born May 28, 1890 in Marshall county to John and Lydia SEYMOUR STAYTON.  She was first married to Ivan LOUDEN, who died in 1951.  She later married Bert R. IVEY, who died in 1977.  She had lived in Plymouth 11 years after moving from Culver.  She was a member of the former Maxinkuckee Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Lucille) PORCHER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Pat (Bessie) SHAW, Riverside, Cal.; six grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Mrs. Geraldine REED, LaPorte, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. James M. CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. and Wednesday until the hour of service.
Clarence Bailey

Clarence BAILEY, 55, R.R. 1, Silver Lake (Disko), died at the Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital Sunday morning.  He had been ill for a year.

He was born Nov. 4, 1924 in Mohawk, W. Va., to Wash and Bessy LOONY BAILEY.  He had lived in the Disko community for 18 years.  He was married to Clemmie LESTER on Nov. 26, 1940 in Packville, Ky.; she survives.  He was a retired coal miner.

Surviving are five sons, George [BAILEY], Akron; Douglas [BAILEY], Macy; Luther, Willie and Gerald [BAILEY], all of Silver Lake; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Kathleen) DOOLEY; three brothers, Lue [BAILEY], Austinsville, Va.; Holscey [BAILEY], Parkersburg, W. Va.; and Bruce [BAILEY], Iaeger, W. Va.; five sisters, Georgie BLANKENSHIP, Basset, Va.; Jean CROSIER, Iaeger, W. Va.; Okie LESTER, North Manchester; Brichie LESTER, North Manchester, and Maudie LITTLES, Basset, Va., and twenty-four grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 7 o’clock tonight at the residence in Disko.  Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home in Akron with the Rev. Ed SLONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Gaerte cemetery.

 

Arthur A. Alexander

Arthur A. ALEXANDER, 82, Marion V. A. Medical Center, died Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Delaware county on Nov. 29, 1897 to O. W. and Della WILSON ALEXANDER.  He was a widower.  He was past commander of the Culver American Legion post and a member of the North Webster United Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Marilynn)  KECKLER, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Eddie (Mary Jo) OVERMYER, Marion; a step-brother, Donald ALEXANDER, Muncie; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today in the North Webster United Methodist church and burial was to be in the North Webster cemetery.  The Jay-Swift and Storey funeral home in Gas City was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ted C. Kiger

Ted C. KIGER, 34, Anderson, died Friday morning in Monteagle, Tenn., of injuries suffered in a truck accident.

Mr. Kiger was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dow KIGER and was self-employed in the Kiger and Son trucking firm, Anderson.

Surviving with the parents are two sons, Robert and Ted KIGER, Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ina May JANNEY, Anderson; a brother, Dow KIGER, Anderson, and a niece, Connie KIGER, Anderson.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harold Rozelle funeral home, Anderson, with the Rev. Tom LUTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Anderson East Maplewood cemetery.
Tuesday, February 12, 1980

 

Grover M. Shafer

Grover M. SHAFER, 89, Mishawaka, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack Monday at 10:15 a.m. while trying to move his car in the snow at an intersection in Argos.  Mr. Shafer was a former Argos resident.

Mr. Shafer was born Oct. 27, 1890 in Marshall county to Harvey and Mary CLEVENGER SHAFER.  He had lived in Argos since 1952, having moved from a farm in Green township.  He recently moved to Mishawaka to live with a daughter.  He was married April 1, 1916 in Rochester to Mary B. WALTERS, who died Sept. 9, 1977.  He was a retired farmer and a former worker for the State and Argos highway departments.  He also was the sexton for many years at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  He was a member of the former Gilead Methodist church, a member and past noble grand and former trustee of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. and a member of the Mount Horab Encampment 24, Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Roberta) HAYES, Mishawaka, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Roy FISHBURN officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call today and Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. and Thursday prior to the service.

 

Wednesday, February 13, 1980 to Thursday, February 14, 1980

 

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Friday, February 15, 1980

 

Helen L. Klingenberg

Mrs. Helen L. KLINGENBERG, 59, 508 Jefferson street, died at 3:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital.  She had been ill for three weeks.

Mrs. Klingenberg was born Jan. 15, 1921 in Fulton county to Ross and Carrie OVERMYER MOORE.  She had lived most of her life in Rochester with the exception of 16 years spent in Jump River, Wis.  She was married June 8, 1952 in Wisconsin to Norman KLINGENBERG, who died Jan. 27, 1967.  She was employed by the Evergreen restaurant.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist church and its Ladies Circle.

Surviving are two sons, Nick [KLINGENBERG], Fort Hood, Texas, and Allen [KLINGENBERG], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. John (Linda) HURD, Kewanna; four grandchildren; the mother; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Vivian) RENFRO, Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Robert (Gail) PLETCHER, Elkhart; a brother, Robert MOORE, Miami, Fla.  The father and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Friends may call Sunday from 3-9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.
Milam D. Anderson, Sr.

Milam Davis ANDERSON, Sr., 81, died Thursday evening in his residence in Bonham, Texas, after several months’ illness.

Surviving are the wife, Gertrude Evelyn [ANDERSON]; a son, Milam D. ANDERSON, Jr., Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Flay (Doris) CROSSWELL, Covington, Ky.; several grandchildren, including Mrs. Gary (Debbie) SIBERT, Rochester, and Kenneth ANDERSON, Rochester, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be Sunday in the Wise funeral home in Bonham.  The family requests that memorials be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.

 

Saturday, February 16, 1980

 

Elmer G. Woods

Elmer G. WOODS, 73, Burket, died at 11:35 p.m. Friday in the Kosciusko community hospital at Warsaw.  He had been ill for some time.

He was born Oct. 20, 1906 in Culver to Lemuel and Rosetta JEFFERIES WOODS and had lived most of his life in the Burket area.  He was married March 10, 1924 in Warsaw to Harriet CAREY, who survives.  He was owner of Woods and Sons Trucking, a livestock hauling business, at Burket.

Surviving are three sons, Donald [WOODS], Warsaw; Lloyd [WOODS], Rochester, and Dick [WOODS], Burket; three daughters, Mrs. Junior (Maxine) GOON, Leesburg, and Mrs. Maynard (Glorida) WADE and Mrs. Norman (Sadie) SUMMY, both of Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Edna GROVES, LaPorte; fifteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the King memorial home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Alfred B. Sibert

Alfred B. SIBERT, 74, Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., a former Rochester resident, died at his home Thursday.

Surviving are the wife, Margaret [SIBERT]; two sons, Alan [SIBERT], Clearwater, and Tom [SIBERT], Tallahassee, Fla.; a daughter, Susan TAYLOR, Indian Rocks Beach; a grandson, Jesse TAYLOR, Indian Rocks Beach; a brother, Porter E. SIBERT, Rochester, and a sister, Frances MILLS, Rochester.  The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kent SIBERT of Rochester, and a sister preceded in death.
Monday, February 18, 1980

 

Arnold E. Heeter

Arnold E. HEETER, 91, Town House Retirement Home, Fort Wayne, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the retirement home.

He was born Dec. 27, 1888 in Alum Rock, Pa., to Oliver and Meta ELDER HEETER.  He married Ethel CRISLER in 1917.  She died in 1970.  Mr. Heeter was a retired Studebaker dealer and owned the Heeter Motor Sales company of Gary.  He also was a member of the Gary Presbyterian church, the Gary Masonic and Shrine lodges, a charter member of the Gary Country club, a director of the YMCA, formed the Gary Humane Society and was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Cora WILLIAMS, Wellsville, N.Y., and Miss Ressie HEETER, St. Petersburg, Pa.; a nephew, Allen WILLIAMS, Hobart, and four nieces, Mrs. Elizabeth HAYMS, Wellsville, N.Y.; Mrs. Madeline DITTY, Alum Rock, Pa.; Mrs. Evelyn MEREDITH, Akron, and Miss Grace BLESCH, Fort Wayne.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Dale HINEBAUGH officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from noon until the time of the service on Tuesday.

 

Deloice Moore

Deloice “Pealy” MOORE, 71, Huntington, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Huntington.

Mr. Moore was born Sept. 16, 1908 to Arthur S. and Minnie BRAMAN MOORE.  He was married to Nadean WIRE in Jun3, 1929; she survives.  He was a retired conductor on the Erie railroad.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge, Huntington.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mrs. Minnie MOORE, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Thelma NEWMAN, Rochester; two brothers, Virgil MOORE, Boulder, Colo., and Walter MOORE, Pueblo, Colo., and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Deal and Robbins funeral home, Huntington, with the Rev. Charles W. SIMONS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Etna cemetery, Huntington.  Friends may call today from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Infant Ryan Michael Sopher

Infant Ryan Michael SOPHER died Sunday at 10:15 a.m. in Riley hospital Indianapolis.  He was born in Dukes hospital, Peru, Friday at 8:26 p.m. to Michael Lee and Diana Wynn GROSS SOPHER, Macy.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John GROSS, R.R. 5, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bonnie SOPHER, macy; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor DICKERHOFF, Denver, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Pauline GROSS, Warsaw, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond MAY, R.R. 5, Rochester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Dwight ADDINGTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  There will be no calling hours.
Tuesday, February 19, 1980

 

Stanley L. Newton

Stanley L. NEWTON, 61, R.R. 1, Mentone {Burket area), died at 3:30 a.m. today in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital.

He was born Jan. 19, 1919 in Argos to Edwin and Tessie LAIRD NEWTON and had lived in the Burket area his entire life.  He married Bonnie IVANS Jan. 8, 1950 in Claypool.  She survives.  He was employed by R. R. Donnelley and Sons and was a farmer.  He was a member of the Burket United Methodist church, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Warsaw American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Tessie ANDERSON, Mentone; three sons, Jerry [NEWTON], Winona Lake, Daniel [NEWTON], North Webster, and Andrew [NEWTON], Mentone; two daughters, Mrs. John (Connie) BROWN, Claypool, and Mrs. Martin (Nancy) NOBLE, Silver Lake; two brothers, Howard [NEWTON], Highland, and Franklin [NEWTON], R.R. 2, Rochester, and thirteen grandchildren.

Services are pending at the King Memorial home in Mentone.

 

Lillie G. Smith

Committal services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery for Mrs. Lillie G. SMITH, a former resident of the Green Oak community.

Mrs. Smith was born March 5, 1884 to James and Catherine SOWERS GRIFFIN.  She was married to Cora E. SMITH, who died in 1959.  Since 1977 she had resided with relatives in Albion, Mich.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. Hugh (Betty) McKEOWN, Deming, N.M., and Mrs. William (Charlene) SIBERNAGEL, Parma, Mich.; eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  A son, Charles Preston [SMITH], preceded in death.

Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Daisey D. Crousore

Mrs. Daisey Della CROUSORE, 85, R.R. 1, Macy, died at 6 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital.

Mrs. Crousore was born in August, 1894 in Rolla county, Mo., to William and Lizzie Beth HENRY LEONARD.  She had lived here 20 years, having moved from Kokomo.  She was married in Spalding, Mo., to Leo CROUSORE, who preceded in death.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lulu PORTER, Connersville; several nieces and nephews, and two grandchildren.  Two daughters and a son preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Albright cemetery in Kokomo with the Rev. Logan SPARLING officiating.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.
Wednesday, February 20, 1980

 

Stanley L. Newton

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the King memorial home, Mentone, for Stanley L. NEWTON, 61, R.R. 1, Mentone (Burket area), who died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in Fort Wayne Parkview hospital.

Conducting the services will be the Rev. Don POYSER, with burial in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Walter Fincher

Walter FINCHER, 73, Rockfield, Ind., died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Mr. Fincher was born Jan. 22, 1907 in Carroll county to Joseph and Tabatha HAWKINS FINCHER.  He was first married to Mabel LANTZ on Feb. 12, 1927; she died Oct. 2, 1970.  He later married Sarah LESLIE on May 2, 1974; she survives.  He was a retired employee of Wolfe construction and was a member of the Rockfield Presbyterian church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Richard [FINCHER], R.R. 6, rochester; a brother, Carl [FINCHER], Delphi; two sisters, Mrs. Edith WALLACE, Logansport, and Mrs. Maxine BUCHANAN, Walton; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Sullivan funeral home, Camden,with the Rev. Jim RIEMENSCHNEIDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rockfield I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Ethel Gidley

Mrs. Ethel LOWER GIDLEY, 92, Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Peru, died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

She was born June 19, 1887 in North Manchester to Melvin O. and Laura Jane McFANN LOWER.  She married Ralph S. GIDLEY April 18, 1908.  He preceded in death.  She was a resident of the Kokomo, Fort Wayne and North Manchester areas and graduated from Manchester college in 1904.  She had resided at Miller’s Merry Manor for 1 1/2 years.  She was a member of the Zion Lutheran church, North Manchester, and the North Manchester Eastern Star.

Surviving are two sons, Robert GIDLEY, R.R. 7, Rochester, and James M. GIDLEY, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Bender funeral home, North Manchester, with the Rev. Paul BORG officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.  Eastern Star services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, March 21, 1980

 

Moneta H. Quinn

Mrs. Moneta H. QUINN, 215 East 10th street, died at the age of 91 years today at 10:15 a.m. in her home.  She had been ill four months.

A lifelong resident of Rochester, she was born here Jan. 24, 1889 to William and Olive IZZARD HARDING.  She was married in Fulton on May 23, 1937, to Robert QUINN, who died in 1949.  She was a Stanley products dealer and a member of the Eastern Star, Rebekah lodge and DAR.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Olive) CAVENS; a step-daughter, Mrs. Fern RUSSELL, and a step-son, Claude QUINN, all of Rochester, and nieces and nephews. A sister and five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 2 to 9 p.m.

 

Friday, March 22, 1980

 

Moneta H. Quinn

The Rev. James HARDIN will officiate at services for Mrs. Moneta H. QUINN, 215 East 10th street, who died at the age of 91 at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in her home.

The services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with burial in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.  Friends may call today until 9 p.m.

The Evergreen Rebekah lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 o’clock this evening in the funeral home.

 

Saturday, March 23, 1980

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, March 25, 1980

 

Laura P. Harding

Mrs. Laura P. HARDING, 72, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial hospital.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Bonine funeral home, Culver.
Barton E. Marrs

Services were to be held today in the United Church of Christ, Collamer, for Barton E. MARRS, 61, R.R. 6, Warsaw, who died Friday at 2:45 a.m. in St. Vincent’s hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for 10 days.  He had been in failing health for several months.

Mr. Marrs was born May 11, 1918 in Whitley county to Ralph and ruth KILE MARRS.  hee was married Dec. 2, 1936 to Hannah THOMSON, who survives.  he was a member of the United Church of Christ, Collamer, and the Chapman Lake Conservation club.  He was self-employed.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, R.R. 1, Larwill; two sons, Steven [MARRS], Olney, Ill., and Tom [MARRS], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Janet) KEIRN, South Whitley; eight grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Paul HEIRN, Fort Wayne.  A sister and a grandchild preceded in death.

Burial for Mr. Marrs was to be in the South Whitley cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were hendled by the Miller funeral home.

 

Telford H. Conrad

Telford H. CONRAD, 71, 130 West Eighth street, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday in the Veteran’s Administration hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since Friday.  He had been in failing health for the past nine months.

Mr. Conrad was born Nov. 25, 1908 in Fulton county to Samuel and Mae FULTZ CONRAD.  He had resided in Antioch, Cal., before moving here in 1976.  He was retired from the Fiberboard Paper company, Antioch, Cal.  He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Rochester American Legion and the Farm Bureau.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Mary) HAYES, Apache Junction, Ariz.; a brother, Dean CONRAD, R.R. 4, Rochester, and nieces, nephews and cousins.  The parents and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery with the American Legion conducting military graveside rites.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Tuesday, February 26, 1980

 

Laura P. Harding

Mrs. Laura P. HARDING, 72, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 4 p.m. Sunday at South Bend Memorial hospital.

She was born Sept. 5, 1907 in Indianapolis and had lived in Aubbeenaubbee township for 15 years, moving there from Indianapolis.  She was married June 2, 1925 in Franklin to William E. HARDING, who died in 1977.

Surviving are two sons, William E. HARDING, Jr., Indianapolis, and Ralph E. HARDING, Tavernier, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Betty) HOBBS, Key Largo, Fla., and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Bonine funeral home in Culver with the Rev. Philip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Ira Ringer

Ira RINGER, 92, R.R. 1, Culver, died at 2 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Plymouth, where he had resided for six months.

He was born Nov. 28, 1887 in Marshall county to Jacob and Elizabeth GURTHET RINGER.  He was married Jan. 14, 1915 in Plymouth to Clara CLEVENGER, who died June 9, 1965.  He was a retired farmer and member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist church, Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge and Maxinkuckee Rebekah lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Ruth) KLINE, R.R. 1, Culver; a son, Norman [RINGER], R.R. 1, Culver; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and a brother, Roy [RINGER], Riverview, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. lodge will conduct services at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

WilloDean Keel

Mrs. WilloDean KEEL, 67, R.R. 1, Argos (Old U.S. 31 South), died unexpectedly at 6:05 p.m. Monday at her home.

She was born June 26, 1912 in Bourbon to Clyde and Lufern ALLEN MORLEN.  She was married May 24, 1947 in Wabash to Clarence D. KEEL, who survives.  She had lived all her married life at her present home.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Linda KEEL, R.R. 4, Plymouth, and Mrs. Lynn (Marsha) LIVELY, Claremont, Cal.; two sons, Larry [KEEL], of Lowell, and Jerry [KEEL], Park Ridge, Ill., and a brother, DeVaun MORLEN, Bourbon.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday until time of services.

 

Edwin G. Miller

Edwin G. MILLER, 77, 1924 S. Chemango avenue, Clearwater, Fla., died at 11 a.m. Sunday in Meace hospital in Dunedin, Fla.  He was a former Argos resident.

He was born Oct. 31, 1902 in Vera Cruz, Ind., to Daniel and Nancy SCHLEMMER MILLER.  He was a retired machinist from South Bend Lathe and had lived in Florida since 1966.

Surviving are the wife, Sophia [MILLER], of Clearwater; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn EAGLE, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Mrs. Joann STEVENS, Largo, Fla. two sons, Marion [MILLER], Argos, and Everett [MILLER], Cedar Lake, Ind.; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alice BAKER, Sturgis, Mich., and Mrs. Fern KIEFER, Bremen, and a brother, Alvin [MILLER], Sarasota, Fla.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Grossman funeral home in Argos with the Rev. Charles T. PIAZZA officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Paul’s Lutheran cemetery in Woodland, Ind.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Lester N. Sechrist

Lester N. SECHRIST,72, Bourbon, died at 12:55 a.m. today in his home following a three-year illness.

He was born in Kosciusko county June 9, 1907 to Isaac and Mary Ann MUFFLEY SECHRIST.  He married Freda MILLER on Oct. 17, 1934; she survives.  He had been a resident of Bourbon for 35 years.  He was a retired employee of Coppes Kitchens, Bremen, and a member of the Bourbon Bible church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Carl [SECHRIST], South Bend; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie SCHOOLEY, Warsaw, and Mrs. Georgia LUTES, R.R. 1, Etna Green; three brothers, Arthur [SECHRIST], R.R. 1, Etna Green; Fred [SECHRIST], Fort Wayne, and Wayne [SECHRIST], Nappanee.  Four brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Bourbon Bible church with the Rev. Peter GREENHOW officiating.  Burial will be in the Stony Point cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deaton funeral home, Bourbon, after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, February 27, 1980

 

Ester M. Wagoner

Miss Ester May WAGONER, 78, Parkview nursing home, Muncie, died at 3 a.m. today in Ball Memorial hospital at Muncie, where she was admitted Sunday.  She had been in failing health for several years.

She was born to Fred and Amanda OVERMYER WAGONER Dec. 23, 1901 near Rochester and lived in the Muncie area for 15 years.  Prior to that she lived in South Bend.  She was a member of the South Bend Methodist church and had worked for the South Bend Transit Service and the South Bend Lathe company.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Glen (Margaret) MINGLIN, Blue Springs, Mo., and Mrs. Ruth TURNER, Ashtabula, O., and three brothers, Merrel [WAGONER], R.R. 6, Rochester; Russell [WAGONER], R.R. 4, Rochester, and Frederick [WAGONER], R.R. 6, Rochester.  Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Friday.
Thursday, February 28, 1980

 

Milo Sullivan

Milo SULLIVAN, 96, Twelve Mile, died at midnight Thursday in Logansport Memorial hospital.

Mr. Sullivan was born Sept. 14, 1883 in Elsie, Mich., to Noah and Melissa PARKS SULLIVAN.  He was married April 11, 1906 in Twelve Mile to Cora Dell BLACK, who died Feb. 24, 1944.  He was a retired farmer and mason.  He was a member of the Corinth Brethren church, Twelve Mile.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mabel WAMBACH, South Bend, and Mrs. Elnora FARLEY, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Marion [SULLIVAN], South Bend, and Jay [SULLIVAN], Twelve Mile; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie GREEN, Logansport, and Mrs. Mary RABER, Port Angeles, Wash., and a brother, Grover [SULLIVAN], Fort Didge, Ia.  Five sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the McCain funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. Fred SNYDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, February 29, 1980

 

Dale D. Peregrine

Dale D. PEREGRINE, 65, Argos, died unexpectedly a 2:03 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial hospital.

Mr. Peregrine was born April 10, 1914 in Mitchell, S.D., to Frank and Margaret DeCHARME PEREGRINE.  He had lived in Argos 30 years, moving there from Plymouth.  He was married Dec. 13, 1936 in Plymouth to Helen CROSS, who survives.  He was an employee of the McCord corporation, Plymouth, and a member of the Plymouth Moose lodge.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Jackie) CRIM, Lowell; Mrs. Roger (Pam) ROSEBUSH, Argos, and Mrs. Glen (Beverly) BROWN, Plymouth; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Geneva) THOMAS, Plymouth; four brothers, Calvin [PEREGRINE], South Bend; Wallace, Gerald and Larry [PEREGRINE], all of Plymouth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Hugh W. CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Wayne Outcelt

Wayne OUTCELT, 69, Dania, Fla., died Tuesday at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Outcelt was born Nov. 17, 1911 in North Webster.  He moved to Florida 12 years ago from Green Bay, Wis.  He was an aircraft mechanic and former owner and operator of the Rochester airport, now the Fulton county airport.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Connie) PHILLIPS, Appleton, wis.; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs.Ruth WERTENBERGER, Elkhart, and a niece and nephew at NOrth Webster.

Mr. Outcelt is to be cremated in Florida and his remains will be returned to North Webster for burial.

[SEE:  Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Handbook, “House, Helen.”]


 

Saturday, March 1, 1980

 

Lee V. Becker

Lee V. BECKER, 74, Fulton, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the I.U. Med-Center, Indianapolis.

Mr. Becker was born Dec. 31, 1905 in Fulton to Henry and Lennie CLEMANS BECKER.  He had lived in Fulton the past two years after moving from Akron where he had lived since 1956.  He was married April 2, 1930 to Irene SMITH, who survives.  He was a farmer and a custodian at the Akron high school for 20 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Donna) GEARHART, Fulton; three grandchildren, Rick, Greg and Diane [GEARHART]; two great-grandchildren, Timothy and Jessica; two nieces and a nephew.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday.  Memorial other than flowers may be made to the Heart or Cancer Funds.

 

Harvey Hubert

Harvey HUBERT, 72, Calistoga, Cal., died at midnight Wednesday in the Valley of the Queens hospital, Napa, Cal.  He had been ill the last 18 months with cancer.

Mr. Hubert was born Jan. 22, 1908 in Manteno, Ill. to Louis and Adie RANTZ HUBERT.  He had lived in the Fulton area most of his life.  He was married in 1927 at Tacoma, Wash., to Jacqueline DIXON, who survives.  He was a retired auto repairman.  He was a veteran of the Navy in World War II and a member of the Fulton Baptist church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robin HOLLAND, San Francisco, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Elgy RENTSCHLER, Fulton and Mrs. Carl (Lucille) GREGORY, Logansport.

Services are to be held Sunday in the Morrison funeral home, St. Helena, Cal.  Burial will be in St. Helena.

 

Monday, March 3, 1980

 

Inez P. Kestle

Mrs. Inez P. KESTLE, 84, Kewanna, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn hospital.

Mrs. Kestle was born April 26, 1895 in Illinois to Clarence A. and Ida I. HERTZ FARLEY.  She was married Dec. 25, 1915 in Illinois to John L. KESTLE,  who died Jan. 17, 1957.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Burl (Dona) EBER, R.R. 4, Rochester; two grandchildren, Lary EBER, R.R. 3, Kewanna, and Mrs. Lora SALEH, R.R. 6, Rochester, and four great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Carol E. Fiedler

Services were held Sunday for Carol E. FIEDLER, 65, R.R. 1, Rochester, at the Fisher funeral home, Logansport.  Mrs. Fiedler died at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lakeland General hospital, Lakeland, Fla.

Mrs. Fiedler was born Dec. 11, 1914 in Deer Creek, Ind., to Earl and Mary FITZER FORGEY.  She was married June 15, 1936 in Niles, Mich., to Lowell FIEDLER, who survives.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the White Shrine, Logansport.

Surviving with the husband is a son, James [FIEDLER], R.R. 4, Logansport and a grandchild.

Officiating the services was the Rev. Milton DEEMON with burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Logansport.

 

Roy E. Greer

Roy E. GREER, 70, R.R. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake) died at 11:06 p.m. Saturday at his residence.  He had been in failing health for some time.

Mr. Greer was born July 21, 1909 in Miami county to John and Cora WOLF GREER.  He had lived the last 8 1/2 years in Fulton county after moving from Winamac.  He was married July 16, 1937 in Chicago to Loretta LYNCH, who survives.  He was a retired employee of the Brunswick corporation.  He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 982.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Edmond (Margaret) SCRIP, Glendale, Ariz., and Mrs. Jean WILSON, Landers, Cal.; a son, Richard [GREER], Euclid, O.; eight grandchildren, and a brother, Ora GREER, Twelve Mile.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Fulton, with the Rev. Claude WOLF officiating.  Burial will be in the Rankin cemetery, south of Peru.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday until the hour of service.

 

Tuesday, March 4, 1980

 

Brian David Pearson

Brian David PEARSON, 4, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 5 p.m. Monday in the Riley Children’s hospital, Indianapolis, after heart surgery.

He was born in Peru May 24, 1975 to Ronald G. and Carolyn A. COLLINS PEARSON.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Cheryl [PEARSON], and a brother, Eric [PEARSON], both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen PEARSON, Twelve Mile; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert COLLINS, Kewanna, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Ida MULLINS, Kewanna, and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse COLLINS, Star City.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain funeral home, Denver.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Cass county.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednestay at the funeral home.  Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.
Wednesday, March 5, 1980

 

May S. Crabbs

Mrs. May S. CRABBS, 84, R.R. 3, (Richland Center), Rochester, died at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Anthony hospital, Michigan City.  She had been in failing health for a number of years.

She was born March 15, 1895 in Argos to Melvin and Bessie OLDFATHER SHAFER and lived her entire life in the Richland Center and Argos communities.  She married Fred CRABBS July 16, 1917 in Plymouth.  He died March 1, 1952.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Lois) CRULL, Leiters Ford; three sons, John [CRABBS] of Phoenix, Ariz.; Paul [CRABBS] of South Bend, and Leo [CRABBS] of Michigan City; sixteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lavern (Mildred) LADSON, R.R. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Malcolm (Maxine) MILLER, Argos, and a brother, Verl SHAFER, R.R. 5, Rochester.  A daughter, Maxine SCOTT, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and until the time of services Friday.

 

Emma G. Heeter

Mrs. Emma G. HEETER, 93, R.R. 2, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital where she had been a patient several days.

She was born Aug. 10, 1886 in Fulton county to Lenard and Myra BERRY RICHTER.  She married Hollas HEETER Oct. 7, 1908; he died June 12, 1949.  She was a lifetime resident of the Athens area and attended the Athens United Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Betty) KRIEG, R.R. 2, Rochester; a foster daughter, Mrs. Evelyn UTTER, Calumet City, Ill.; five grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.  Four brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope cemetery, Athens.

 

Thursday, March 6, 1980

 

Russell W. Warwick

Russell W. WARWICK, 85, Lafayette, died early Wednesday morning at the Lafayette Care nursing home, Lafayette.  He had been a patient at the home since December and been in failing health the past two years.

Mr. Warwick was born Feb. 10, 1895 in Tippecanoe county to Marcellus and Kathryn GUNKLE WARWICK.  He had lived in Lafayette most of his life.  He was married Nov. 7, 1918 in Lafayette to Hazel KERKHOFF, who survives.  He was an employee of the U.S. Farm Program for 41 years and was employed by the ASCS in Tippecanoe county for some time and worked as a farm statistician for the state before retiring in 1969.  He graduated from Central Normal college, Danville, Ill., and was a member of the St. Boniface Catholic church, Lafayette.

Surviving with the wife are a son, William [WARWICK], Lafayette; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Margaret) WISLEY, Rochester; two brothers, Merlin [WARWICK], Lafayette, and Harold [WARWICK], South Bend; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the St. Boniface Catholic church with Father Beno HEIDLAGE performing the Mass.  Burial will be in the St. Boniface cemetery.


 

Friends may call at the Murphy-Hahn and Zahn funeral home, Lafayette, Friday from 5-9 p.m.  A wake service will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Ernestine Keith Sample

Mrs. Ernestine KEITH SAMPLE, 67, 1511 Bancroft street, died at 12:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where she was admitted a short time earlier.  She had been in failing health for the past three months.

Mrs. Sample was born Feb. 4, 1913 in Dyersburg, Tenn., to William and Verna GURIEN ROGERS.  She had lived here since 1948, moving from Muskegon, Mich.  She was first married on Jan. 17, 1931 in Fulton, Ky., to Robert R. KEITH, who died March 12, 1970.  She later remarried on Feb. 12, 1972 to Leonard SAMPLE, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. John (Anita) ESHELMAN, Rochester; a granddaughter, Miss Karen ESHELMAN, Rochester; four grandsons, James [ESHELMAN], Los Angeles, Cal.; Dennis [ESHELMAN], Warsaw; Brian and Brett [ESHELMAN], both of Rochester; two step-daughters, Mrs. Shirley PAUL, Wabash, and Mrs. Margaret WHITESEL, Bluffton; two step-sons, Leonard R. SAMPLE, Fort Wayne, and Phillip SAMPLE, Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Tony (Macree) MARTIN, Fairless Hills, Pa., and Mrs. Mittie TRIANO, Siren, Wis.; two brothers, William L. ROGERS, Imperial, Cal., and Robert T. ROGERS, Siren, Wis.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster & Good funeral home with Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to the service.

 

Friday, March 7, 1980

 

Mary S. Conner

Mrs. Mary Stratta CONNER, 89, Peru, died at 9:55 a.m. Thursday in the Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Peru.

Mrs. Conner was born June 28, 1980 in Gilead to the late Dr. Joseph and Sarah THOMAS BROWER.  She was married in 1910 in Mexico to Floyd L. CONNER, who died Aug. 3, 1936.  She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, William [CONNER], Muncie; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  A son, Howard [CONNER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the McCain funeral home with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Saturday, March 8, 1980

 

Ben Lowe

Ben LOWE, 84, Salem, Ind., died Thursday in Salem.  He was a former Rochester and South Bend resident. Mr. Lowe was born April 18, 1896 near Rochester, to Bruce and Elnora BLACK LOWE.  He was married in 1917 to Lucy BURNS, who survives.  He retired in 1961 from the Studebaker corporation.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, three daughters and a sister, Mrs. Onita BARTHOLOMEW, Peru.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the DeWald’s funeral home, Salem.  Graveside services will be conducted at the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 3 p.m. Monday.

 

Monday, March 10, 1980

 

George McMillen

George McMILLEN, 95, Akron, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw.  He had been a patient there one week.

Mr. McMillen was born Oct. 29, 1884 in Green Oak to Henry and Maria FENIMORE McMILLEN.  He had lived in this area his entire life.  He was first married in 1905 to Ida CRAIG, who died in 1928.  He was married in 1930 to Levina SHAMP, who died in 1955.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Freda IGO, Warsaw, and Mrs. Iris SMITH, Akron, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Garth IREY officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, March 11, 1980 to Wednesday, March 12, 1980

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, March 13, 1980

 

Arthur D. Stutzman

Arthur D. STUTZMAN, 54, 1412 Spear street, died at 10:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn hospital shortly after being admitted.  He had been ill 3 1/2 years.

He was born May 28, 1925 in Kosciusko county to Joseph and Mattie SOMMERS STUTZMAN.  He had lived here since 1961, moving from Converse.  He was married June 30, 1950 in Kokomo to June MISHLER, who survives.  He was a contractor and carpenter.  He was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Leta BAILEY, Rochester; three sons, Steven [STUTZMAN], Plymouth; Rick [STUTZMAN], Rochester, and Randy [STUTZMAN], Peru; three grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Mattie YODER, Albany, Ore; two sisters, Mrs. Esther GUINN, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Henry (Rosa) TenNAPLE, Eugene, Ore., and five brothers, Paul, Harrisburg, Ore. Earl, Albany, Ore.; Gilbert and Freeman, both of Lebanon, Ore., and Alvin [STUTZMAN], South Carolina.  Two granddaughters, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.


 

Friday, March 14, 1980

 

Arthur D. Stutzman

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday for Arthur D. STUTZMAN, 54, who died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn hospital, shortly after admission.  Officiating at the services will be the Revs. James LUND and Donald MAUGHAN at the Foster & Good funeral home.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. sunday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Monday.

 

John R. Alspach

John R. “Jack” ALSPACH, 78, 308 Jefferson street, died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday in the Rochester nursing home.  He had been in failing health for 3 1/2 months.

He was born March 13, 1902 near Rochester to Charles and Bertha BRYANT ALSPACH.  He returned to the Rochester area 13 years ago after living in Sturgis, Mich., and Mishawaka.  He was married Aug. 12, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Gladys A. SMITH, who died March 8, 1977.  He was a former Bendix corporation machinist and more recently was employed at the Gearhart Grocery, Fulton.  He was a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F.

He is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Larry (Donna) GEARHART, Fulton, and Mrs. Vicki THORLA, Mishawaka; a nephew, David ALSPACH, Rochester; seven great-nieces and great-nephews; two great-great-nieces and nephews, and an aunt, Mrs. Thelma BRYANT, Morocco.  A brother, Louis [ALSPACH], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.  The Rochester I.O.O.F. will hold memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.  The family asks that memorials other than flowers be donated to the Fulton County Homane Society.

 

Loren D. Waltz

Loren D. WALTZ, 72, Bremen, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday after suffering a heart attack while driving his car.

Mr. Waltz was born Aug. 22, 1907 in Fulton county to Ort and Edith McDOWELL WALTZ.  He had lived in Bremen since 1934.  He was married in 1944 at Woodstock, Ill., to Phyllis WARNER, who survives.  He was the owner of the Bremen theatre and a former owner of the Tri-Way theatre at Plymouth.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jennifer BUEHLER, Barrington, Ill.; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Eileen HALTERMAN, Rochester, and two brothers, Robert [WALTZ], Rochester, and Merrill [WALTZ], Fulton.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Mishler funeral home, Bremen, with Father Richard URBINE officiating.  Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, March 15, 1980

 

Martha L. Pickens

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Wolf funeral home, Walton, for Mrs. Martha L. PICKENS, 61, Walton, a native of Rochester who died at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph hospital at Kokomo.

Burial will be in the Miami Baptist cemetery.  Friends may call after noon Sunday.

Mrs. Pickens was born Sept. 3, 1918 to Ruben and Myrtle WISER BIGGS.  She was married Dec. 24, 1935 to Herman PICKENS, who survives.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist church of Rochester.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, James McCLAIN, South Carolina; Kennie Lee PICKENS, Logansport, and Carl Wayne PICKENS, Benton Ridge, O.; a daughter, Carol Ann SAMPLE, Kokomo; a brother, Clyde HICKMAN, Plymouth, and twelve grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

 

Richard E. Harper

Richard E. HARPER, 63, La Belle, Fla., died at his home Thursday.

Mr. Harper was born Nov. 9, 1916 to Lawson and Effie HARPER.  he had spent most of his life near Akron.  He was married on March 10, 1937 to Shirley BACON.

Surviving are two sons, Eugene [HARPER], Smyrna, N.Y., and Jerry [HARPER], North Fort Myers, Fla. two granddaughters; three step-grandchildren, and a brother, Robert JONTZ, Mishawaka.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Pattison funeral home, La Belle, Fla.

 

Monday, March 17, 1980

 

Hazel F. Collins

Hazel Fern COLLINS, 89, formerly of North Manchester, died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor-East Nursing Home, Wabash.

Mrs. Collins was born May 13, 1890 in Perrysburg to Charles and Lura D. OLINGER SMITH.  She was married to Roscoe COLLINS at Mexico on June 17, 1911.  He died Jan. 14, 1980.  She was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist church and the United Methodist Women, was a 50-year member and past matron of the Churubusco Order of Eastern Star and a member of the World War II Mothers club and the Churubusco Literary club.

Surviving are two sons, Charles L. [COLLINS], Wabash, and Allen B. [COLLINS], Fort Wayne and four grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at the McCain funeral home, Denver, at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Steve AILES officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 18, 1980

 

Eugene Casey

Eugene CASEY, 86, R.R. 2, Argos, died at 1:05 a.m. today at his home following a four-month illness.

He was born Aug. 28, 1893, near Walnut, south of Argos, to Jacob and Lottie GREEN CASEY.  He married Thelma WHEELER in St. Joseph, Mich., July 15, 1922; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Marshall County Farm Bureau.  He was a lifetime resident of the Argos area.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Betty Jean) SJOQUIST, Mishawaka, and a granddaughter.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and until the time of service Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart association.

 

Wednesday, March 19, 1980

 

Mary F. Shadel

Mrs. Mary F. SHADEL, 76, formerly of R.R. 2, Macy, died at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks.  She resided at Canterbury Manor nursing home.

She was born July 29, 1903 in Mount Carmel, Ill., to Martin Luther and Lulu KENNARD MALONE and had lived in the Macy area most of her life.  She was married Nov. 30, 1934 in Mount Carmel to Joseph J. SHADEL, who died in 1967.  She was a member of the Macy First Christian church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Gilbert BROWN, Carmel, Ill., and a nephew, Ira REED, Johnson City, Tenn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.  Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 20, 1980

 

Moneta Quinn

Mrs. Moneta H. QUINN, 215 East 10th street, died at the age of 91 years today at 10:15 a.m. in her home.  She had been ill four months.

A lifelong resident of Rochester, she was born here Jan. 24, 1889 to William and Olive IZZARD HARDING.  She was married in Fulton on May 23, 1937 to Robert QUINN, who died in 1949.  She was a Stanley products dealer and a member of the Eastern Star, Rebekah lodge and DAR.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joesph (Olive) CAVENS; a step-daughter, Mrs. Fern RUSSELL, and a step-son, Claude QUINN, all of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  A sister and five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 2 to 9 p.m.
Friday, March 21, 1980

 

Moneta Quinn

The Rev. James HARDIN will officiate at services for Mrs. Moneta H. QUINN, 215 East 10th street, who died at the age of 91 at 10:15 a.m.Thursday in her home.

The services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with burial in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.  Friends may call today until 9 p.m.

The Evergreen Rebekah lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 o’clock this evening in the funeral home.

 

Emanuel Worsham

Emanuel “Dudge” WORSHAM, 83, Tippecanoe, died at 9:05 a.m. Thursday in Parkview hospital, Plymouth, following a one-month illness.

He was born Feb. 1, 1897 at Tippecanoe to James and Ida LEE WORSHAM.  He was married Nov. 8, 1919 at Tippecanoe to Cora ZOPF, who died Sept. 25, 1967.  His second marriage was to Retha HANES in 1968 at Etna Green; she survives.  He was a lifetime resident of the Tippecanoe area and a retired farmer and rural mail carrier.  He was known throughout the midwest as an active horseman-trainer and driver of standardbred race horses.  He was a World War I veteran.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Joe F. [WORSHAM], Indianapolis, and M. Gene [WORSHAM], Tippecanoe; two step-sons, Charles HANES, Bourbon, and Arthur HANES, Elkhart; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Joann [WORSHAM], and a son, Richard [WORSHAM], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel cemetery, near Tippecanoe, where the Argos American Legion will perform graveside rites.

 

L. Harold Oler

L. Harold OLER, 70, North Webster, died at 1:05 a.m. Thursday in the Kosciusko Community hospital, Warsaw, following an 18-month illness.

He was born Oct. 12, 1909 at Argos to Jessie and Mary WISELY OLER.  He was married July 16, 1968 at Warsaw to Ethel ARMY, who survives.  He had been a resident of the North Webster community since 1977, moving from Ocala, Fla.  He was a retired steam fitter and pipe fitter and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints of Warsaw.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Dorothy) CHRISENBERRY, Etna Green; Mrs. Lyle (Margret) BEST, Warsaw, and Mrs. Luther (Anita) YODER, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sons, Glen [OLER], Pierceton, and Randall [OLER], Warsaw; thirteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with Bishop Emanuel YOUNG, Jr., officiating.  Burial will be at the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call today from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday until the time of service.
Saturday, March 22, 1980

 

Beulah A. Brock

Mrs. Beulah A. BROCK, 79, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 2:15 a.m. today at Fountainview Place nursing home, Mishawaka, where she had resided for three weeks.

Mrs. Brock was born Sept. 24, 1900 at Inwood to Sanford “Jim” and Minnie JOYCE.  She had lived here 60 years, moving from Inwood.  She was married Dec. 4, 1918 in Plymouth to Jacob Forrest BROCK, who died Nov. 16, 1951.  She was one of the founders of the Fulton County Family Y.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) ABAIR, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Marie) NIER, Plymouth; five grandchildren, Mickey ABAIR, McMinnville, Tenn.; Mrs. Larry (Joyce) HATCHER, Plymouth; Mrs. Barbara NIER, Plymouth; Mrs. Dennis (Sue) WEAVER, Bremen, and Robert NIER, Plymouth; seven great-grandchildren, and a half-brother, Clarence ALEXANDER, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

 

Sedalia Trent

Mrs. Sedalia TRENT, 97, R.R. 1, Denver, died at 1 p.m. Friday in the Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Peru.

Mrs. Trent was born Aug. 5, 1882 in Amboy to Daniel and Mollie BOYER GERHART.  She was married Sept. 30, 1908 to Rolla E. TRENT, who died July 5, 1937.  She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist church and was a charter member of the United Methodist Women’s club.

Surviving are two sons, Leo [TRENT], Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Peru, and Robert [TRENT], Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Roland (Moiselle) MOSS, R.R. 1, Denver, and Mrs. John (Ardell) BRUMIT, Dumfries, Va. three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Arch GERHART, Louisville.  A granddaughter, sister and six brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Mexico United Methodist church with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating.  Burial will be in the Springdale cemetery, Bunker Hill.  Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Sunday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Michael Basanda

Michael BASANDA, 88, Akron, died Thursday at the Veteran’s Administration hospital in Marion.

Mr. Basanda was a former employee of the IHB railroad.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic church, rochester.

Surviving are the wife, Margaret [BASANDA]; two sons, Clarence [BASANDA], Akron, and Raymond [BASANDA], Munster; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann PESKA, Trenton, Mich.; six grandchildren, and two gret-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Our Lady of Grace Catholic church, Highland.  Burial will be in the St. John’s cemetery, Hammond.  Friends may call at the Fagan-Miller funeral gardens, Highland, from 6-9 p.m. Sunday.
Iva F. Morlock

Mrs. Iva Fern MORLOCK, 79, R.R. 3, Plymouth, died at South Bend Memorial hospital Friday after being in failing health for several years.

She was born to Milo and Lillie STEININGER Sept. 21, 1900 in Fulton county.  She had lived in Marshall county for 45 years.  She was married to George MORLOCK in 1935 in Marshall county.  He died July 22, 1977.  She was a member of the Plymouth Seventh-Day Adventist church.

Surviving are three sisters, Zona STEININGER, Rochester; Mrs. Orpha WOODCOX, South Bend, and Mrs. Fay MORK, Rochester, and a brother, the Rev. Leonard STEININGER, Colon, Mich.  A son and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be in the Johnson funeral home in Plymouth Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel WANDERSLEDEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth.  Friends may call Sunday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

 

George E. Schael

George E. SCHAEL, 80, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at 5 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital following several months’ illness.  Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester.

 

Monday, March 24, 1980

 

George E. Schael

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers funeral home, Rochester, for George E. SCHAEL, 80, formerly of R.R. 7, Rochester, who died at 4:50 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn hospital.  He had been ill for several months.

Mr. Schael was born March 3, 1900 in Chicago to George and Emma SCHAEL.  He had lived here for 36 years after moving from Chicago.  He was married Jan. 12, 1944 at Blytheville, Ark., to Agnes M. CARNEY, who died Aug. 30, 1976.  He was a retired furniture dealer.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Walter (Mildred) SCHECK, and a niece, Mrs. Arlene WELLS, both of Miami, Fla.

The Rev. David HEYWARD will officiate the services with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today.  Friends may call from   4-9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Joyce Hartung

Mrs. Claude (Joyce) HARTUNG, 39, 230 Webber street, South Bend, died unexpectedly Sunday night in her home.  She had not been ill previously.

She was a sister of Mrs. Michael CHAMBERS of Rochester.

Friends may call at the Welsheimer funeral home, 25803 U.S. 31 North, South Bend, Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Burial will be in South Bend.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Otha W. Gentry

Otha W. GENTRY, 86, Waterhaven Apartments, died at 2:10 p.m. sunday at Woodlawn hospital.  He was a former Kokomo resident.

Mr. Gentry was born June 6, 1893 in Gentry Mills, Ky. to George and Nancy CAMPBELL GENTRY.  He was married on June 5, 1913 to Grace WINFRED, who survives.  He was a realtor for the Robbins Realty firm, Kokomo and he was a member of the Forest Lawn Church of the Nazarene, Kokomo.

Surviving with the wife are six sons, Burl, Harold and Gerald GENTRY, all of Kokomo; Paul GENTRY, Fort Myers, Fla.; Col William GENTRY, Long Wood, Fla., and Richard GENTRY, Wyomissing, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Gale (Mildred) HARRISON, Rochester; Mrs. Richard (Jean) MILLER, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Benjamin (Ester) STEVENS, Gifford, Ill.; twenty-six grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Forest Lawn Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Marlin MOYER officiating.  Burial will b e in the Memorial Park cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call Tuesday from 3-5 and 6-9 p.m. at the Ellers mortuary and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to services.

 

Charles L. McCutcheon

Charles L. McCUTCHEON, 59, Denver, died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday, at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

Mr. McCutcheon was born in Bloomfield on Nov. 13, 1920 to William and Julia McCUTCHEON.  He was married to Margaret R. COCHRAN on Dec. 24, 1941 at the home of the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN, Denver.  She survives.

Surviving with the wife and mother are four daughters, Mrs. Carol CHISM, Amboy; Mrs. Diana K. CHISM, R.R. 1, Peru; Mrs. Patricia L. TOLLEY, Peru; and Vicki C. McCUTCHEON, at home; nine grandchildren; a brother, William Rodney [McCUTCHEON], Aurora, Col.; four sisters, Mrs. Edith NAVARRO, Marion; Mrs. Avid I. CLICK, Denver; Mrs. Mary M. HOWARD, Winton, Cal., and Mrs. Betty KLEIMAM, New Palestine.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at the McCain funeral home, Denver, at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ron SHANER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.`

 

Evelyn G. Kinzie

Mrs. Evelyn G. KINZIE, 76, Mexico, died at 9:23 a.m. Sunday at Dukes Memorial hospital, Peru.

Mrs. Kinzie was born in Mexico, Oct. 19, 1904 to Elmer and Lulu NIXON CONFER.  She was married to Harley R. KINZIE on Oct. 6, 1922.  He died June 26, 1978.  She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a son, Norman [KINZIE], R.R. 1, Campbellsburg; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma E. STOTT, San Antonio, Texas; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret STEPHENS, Chesterton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mexico church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain funeral home, Denver, and at the church one hour prior to services.
Tuesday, March 25, 1980

 

Howard O. Marsh

Howard Ogden MARSH, 73, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 1:10 p.m. Monday at his residence of an apparent coronary.

Mr. Marsh was born March 18, 1907 in Fulton county to Ora and Minnie MATHIAS MARSH.  He was a lifetime resident of Fulton county.  He was married March 6, 1938 in Mishawaka to Agatha MOON who survives.  He was a retired farmer and owner-operator of the Marsh Blueberry Farm, Rochester.  He was a member of the Michigan Blueberry Growers association and attended the Whippoorwill Community church.

Surviving with the wife is a daughter, Miss Karen MARSH, Mishawaka.  Three sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Delbert A. RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon cemetery, west of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Wednesday, March 26, 1980

 

Elizabeth Weber

Mrs. Elizabeth WEBER, 88, formerly of 1015 Elm street, Rochester, died at Canterbury Manor nursing home at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Weber was born Feb. 13, 1892 in Hungary to George and Catherine RAFF.  She had lived here 22 years after moving from Chicago.  She was married June 18, 1911 in Hungary to Fred WEBER who preceded in death.  She was retired from the Miller’s nursing home, Rochester and personal home nursing care.  She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran church and the Luther Ann’s.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Elisabeth) WINK, Rochester; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Catherine SCHIFFLER, Austria; two brothers, George and Jacob RAFF, both of Germany.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery, Plymouth.

 

James P. McEvoy

James Patrick McEVOY, 71, R.R. 1, Akron, died at 4:20 a.m. today at his daughter’s residence.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral home.
Thursday, March 27, 1980

 

James P. McEvoy

James Patrick McEVOY, 71, R.R. 1, Akron, died in his home at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday following a four-month illness.  He was born March 17, 1909, in Delaware, Ind., to Daniel and Myrta Bell HOBBES McEVOY.  He had been a resident of the Akron and Rochester areas for 30 years, moving from Osgood, where he was married Feb. 27, 1930 to Lavada GRAY, who survives.  He was a plumber employed by Burton Plumbing and Heating, Rochester, and also did carpentry work.  He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic church, the Trotter and Pacers association of Indiana and the United States Trotting association.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. William (Francis) LEWIS, Star City; Mrs. Jack (Myra) PARNELL, Huntington, and Mrs. Lyle (Lavada) BUTT, Akron; two sons, Gene [McEVOY], Montpelier, and Daniel [McEVOY], Mount Summit, Ind; twenty-one grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Irene BUCHANAN, Osgood, and a brother, Lovell [McEVOY], Anderson.  A son, James [McEVOY], a daughter, Katherine Faith [McEVOY], two brothers, and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral home with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service Friday.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.

 

Effie M. Slonaker

Mrs. Effie Meanie SLONAKER, 90, Gary, died at 12:40 a.m. today in the Sobo nursing home, Gary.  She had been in failing health for a year.

She was born Nov. 28, 1889 near Bruce lake to Schyler C. and Etta Marie OVERMYER WENTZEL.  She married Plake SLONAKER on April 15, 1911; he died in 1958.  She was a member of the Methodist church in Plymouth and the VFW auxiliary in Gary.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Ethel) GOSS, Rochester; Mrs. William (Betty) GOODMAN, Gary, and Mrs. Johanna WARRAN, Rochester; a son, Isaac [SLONAKER], Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and several cousins.  A daughter, a brother and s sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Fred KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce lake cemetery.  Friends may call from            2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. Sunday until the time of the service.

 

William T. Kindig

William T. KINDIG, 64, 3125 Fairview, Logansport, died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday in Logansport Memorial hospital.  He was born Nov. 26, 1915 in Syracuse to Thornton C. and Mary Elizabeth KNAPP.  He was married Nov. 9, 1938 in Peru to Doreen GRINDLE.  He was a draftsman for Logansport Distributors Inc., and was a member of the Market Street United Methodist church and the Orient Masonic lodge.

Surviving with the wife are daughter, Sharon HEYNES, Loganspoft; a son, William [KINDIG], Monticello; the father, at Canterbury Manor nursing home; six grandchildren and a great-grancson.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum funeral home in Logansport with the Rev. Bill MOON officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever Rest memorial park in Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Masonic services will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday.  Memorial contributions will be accepted to the Cass County Cancer Society.


 

Friday, March 28, 1980

 

Phillip A. Heckathorn, Jr.

Phillip A. HECKATHORN, Jr., 13, R.R. 2, macy, died of cancer at 8 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn hospital.

Phillip was born Dec. 27, 1966 in Liberty, N.Y. to Phillip Arthur and Shirley Marie MORRIS HECKATHORN.  The family had lived in Macy for 11 years, moving from New York.  He was in the seventh grade at North Miami junior high school and was a member of the Liberty Baptist church, Rochester.

Surviving with the parents are three brothers, Dean, Keith and Joseph [HECKATHORN], all at home; paternal grandfather, Ed HECKATHORN, Macy; maternal great-grandmother, Marie MORRIS, Peru; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be at 3:30 o.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral home, with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Five Corners cemetery in Miami county.  Friends may call Saturday from 2-9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Saturday, March 29, 1980

 

Winnifred V. Summe

Mrs. Winnifred V. SUMME, 73, R.R. 2, Akron, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday at her residence.  She had been ill for two months.

Mrs. Summe was born May 6, 1906 in Berne to Joshua M. and Mary May SHERBURN GILLESPIE.  She was married to Maynard SUMME on June 13, 1928.  He preceded in death.  She was a secretary at the Akron Church of God.  She was a member of the Akron church of God, the Missionary Society, Church choir, Beaver Dam Home Economics club, and the Akron Women’s club.

Surviving are two sons, Samuel [SUMME], Atlanta, Ga., and Michael [SUMME], Akron; a daughter, Sandra SUMME, Glendale, Cal.; a brother, Bill GILLESPIE, Silver Lake; three sisters, Olive GILLESPIE, Akron; Maxine KUHN, Warsaw, and Betty GILLESPIE, Akron; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating.  The eulogy will be written by the Rev. James HALL.  Burial will be in the Silver Lake cemetery.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the Sheetz funeral home, Akron.

 

Monday, April 1, 1980

 

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Tuesday, April 1, 1980

 

Lloyd Mikesell

Lloyd MIKESELL, 74, Buchanan, Mich., died at 10 p.m. Sunday in Buchanan.

Mr. Mikesell was born in Fulton County to Harley and Effie Estella STINSON.

Surviving with his wife, Carrie [MIKESELL], are a son, Lewis [MIKESELL], Arizona; two daughters, Vawn [MIKESELL], Florida, and Ruby [MIKESELL], Buchanan, Mich., and a brother, Oliver MIKESELL, R.R. 1, Rochester.

Services will be at 1:3p p.m. Wednesday in the Swims funeral home, Buchanan, Mich.


 

Francis M. Tyler

Francis M. TYLER, 73, R.R. 3, Rochester, died Monday at 5:20 p.m. in St. Joseph’s hospital, South Bend.

Mr. Tyler was born Sept. 3, 1906 in Logansport to John and Cora TYLER.  He was raised by Jess and Minnie CHARTERS.  He had lived most of his life in the Rochester area.  He was married Oct. 3, 1927 in Rochester to Naomi PICKENS, who survives.  He was a retired owner and operator of the Tyler Sheet Metal and Heating company, Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. John (Elnora) SAYGER, Rochester; Mrs. Willis (Clymenia) HALTERMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Herbert (Jean) MOORE, Rochester; Mrs. Charles (Judy) KUHN, Rochester, and Mrs. Mona DAY, Bunker Hill; four sons, Melvin, Billy, Paul and Jimmy [TYLER], all of Rochester; twenty-seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; several cousins.  A son, Ralph [TYLER], died in 1976, and a grandchild also preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake cemetery.  Friends may call from   2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, April 2, 1980

 

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Thursday, April 3, 1980

 

Lucy E. Tobey

Mrs. Lucy Edith TOBEY, 97, formerly of 1019 Wabash avenue, died Wednesday at 11:40 a.m. at the Rochester nursing home.  She had resided there since August 1979.  She had been in failing health several years.

Mrs. Tobey was born Aug. 24, 1882 near Green Oak to Frencis Marian and Lois SMITH PORTER.  She was a lifetime resident of Fulton county, except for several years in Cass county.  She was married Nov. 4, 1905 to Victor TOBEY, who died Sept. 18, 1955.  She was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ, Newcastle township Farm Bureau, Patriotic club, Better Homes club, WCTU, and the Senior Citizens organization.

Surviving sare a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy HORN, and a son, Howard TOBEY, both of Rochester; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  A brother, four sisters, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Church of Christ with the Revs. Gary MacDONALD and James DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home from 4-9 p.m. today and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and at the church one hour prior to services.
May L. Hiatt

Miss May Louise HIATT, 61, formerly of Kewanna, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Canterbury Manor nursing home where she had resided since 1962.

She was born May 7, 1918 in Flora to Jesse A. and Rosa L. KINGERY GARD.  She was adopted by Edward A. and Cora M. HIATT when she was four years old.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Rosa HYDE, Georgetown, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie LLOYD, Sacramento, Cal., and Mrs. Hazel KENNEY, San Diego, Cal.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Betty SOWARDS, LaPorte, and Mrs. Virginia REES, Merrillville.  A brother, the adopted parents and the father preceded in death.

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

 

Friday, April 4, 1980

 

May L. Hiatt

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger funeral home, Kewanna, for Miss May Louise HIATT, 61, formerly of Kewanna, who died at Canterbury Manor nursing home Wednesday.

Officiating the services will be the Rev. Neil MILLMAN with burial in the Royal Center cemetery.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. today.

 

Fern Canterbury Haydanek

Mrs. Fern CANTERBURY HAYDANEK, 63, Plymouth, died unexpectedly at 3:20 p.m. Thursday at Plymouth Parkview hospital following a five-day illness.

Mrs. Haydanek was born April 12, 1916 at Pra to Joseph and Bertha COWEN SHOEMAKER.  She was first married Feb. 8, 1943 to Ralph CANTERBURY, who died Oct. 14, 1945.  She later married William HAYDANEK on Jan. 11, 1967, who died Jan. 11, 1974.  She was retired from Glaub’s grocery, Plymouth.  She was a member of the Knox Eagles lodge, Culver VFW auxiliary, and the Business ands Professional Women’s association of Plymouth.

Surviving are a son, James CANTERBURY, stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Devans, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Wilma) VanDUYNE, Kewanna; two brothers, Wayne SHOEMAKER, Talma, and Max SHOEMAKER, Rushville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. E. R. HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and until the services on Saturday.

 

Saturday, April 5, 1980

 

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Monday, April 7, 1980

 

Max K. Middlekauff

Max Kent MIDDLEKAUFF, 41, R.R. 2, Macy, died at 10:05 a.m. Sunday in the Howard Community hospital, Kokomo.

Mr. Middlekauff was born in Peru on Feb. 27, 1939 to Hubert E. and Mammie SELLER MIDDLEKAUFF.  He was married on April 3, 1965 in Mexico to JoElla BALSBAUGH, who survives.  He was the plant layout engineer at Delco Electronics, Kokomo and a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethern.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Cary and Timothy [MIDDLEKAUFF], both at home; three brothers, Terry [MIDDLEKAUFF], Minnetonka, Minn.; Todd [MIDDLEKAUFF], West Palm Beach, Fla., and Timothy [MIDDLEKAUFF], Peru.

Services will be at the McCain funeral home, Denver, at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund or the Miami County Campers’ Society.

 

Erma E. Smith

Mrs. Erma E. SMITH, 89, formerly of R.R. 2, Akron, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn hosputal.  She had been living at Canterbury Manor nursing home, Rochester.  She had been in failing health for the past 10 years.

Mrs. Smith was born Dec. 12, 1890 in Kosciusko county to Hollis and Nettie ALEXANDER TUCKER.  She had resided in Akron since 1912.  She was married July 14, 1907 in Akron to Constant L. SMITH, who survives.  She was a member of the Rochester Church of God.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Reatha) ZARTMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Harold (Velma) GARDNER, Argos; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a daughter, two sons and five brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. John C. PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Ruth C. Davis

Mrs. Ruth C. DAVIS, 90, Akron, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday at the Canterbury Manor nursing home, rochester.

Mrs. Davis was born Oct 3, 1889 in Fulton county to John and Julia CLIFTON CLIFTON.  She lived her entire life in fulton county.  She was married to Berthel DAVIS who died in 1925.  She was the owner and operator of the Akron and Winona cafes with her relatives.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Ruthanna) PARKER, Akron; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Haupert funeral home, Akron, with the Rev. Garth IREY officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and until the hour of services Tuesday.
Minnie B. Britton

Mrs. Minnie B. BRITTON, 68, Osceola, a native of Fulton county, died at 1:32 p.m. Saturday in South Bend St. Joseph’s hospital following a short illness.

She was born Sept. 22, 1911 in Kewanna and had lived most of her life in the Osceola area.  The former Minnie B. LITTLE, she was married Sept. 5, 1931 to Carl Vernon BRITTON, who died June 5, 1968.

Surviving are two sons; three daughters; two brothers, including James LITTLE of Rochester, and four sisters, including Bertha GRUBE of Kewanna.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Bubb funeral chapel, 202 North Main street, Mishawaka.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill memorial gardens at Osceola.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, April 8, 1980

 

Anna N. Kingery

Mrs. Anna Nanette KINGERY, 86, formerly of Twelve Mile and Fulton, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Converse.

Mrs. Kingery was born in Cass County Aug. 15, 1893 to Frank and Irena STEPHENS BELL.  She was married to James Edward KINGERY April 20, 1920 at Twelve Mile.  He died June 13, 1954.

Surviving are a son, Robert T. [KINGERY], Logansport; three daughters, Mrs. Roberta HOCKMAN, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Phyllis REED, Cody, Wyo.; and Mrs. Mildred DIVELEY, Converse; fourteen grancdhildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas BELL, R.R. 5, Logansport; and a sister, Mrs. Florence COONS, Chicago.  A sister, Rachael [BELL], preceded in death.

Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Private graveside rites will be held Thursday at the Mexico Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 1980

 

Betty L. Royer

Betty L. ROYER, 86, a resident of the Peabody Memorial Home in North Manchester for the past 12 years, died Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. in the home’s health center.

Mrs. Royer was born Jan. 26, 1894 in Wabash County to Leonard and Alice FREDRICK FANNING.  She was married to Howard R. ROYER on Dec. 25, 1915.  He died July 26, 1966.

Surviving are two sons, Max [ROYER], Indianapolis, and Dee [ROYER], Rochester; a grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. John (Edna) HOLLE, Fort Wayne.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Peabody Memorial Chapel, North Manchester, with the Rev. Richard CRAIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call at the Peabody Memorial Chapel Thursday from 1 p.m. until the hour of service.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Bender Funeral Home.
Thursday, April 10, 1980

 

Glen C. Small

Glen C. “Teck” SMALL, 71, Rt. 2, Royal Center, died at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday.

He was born Aug. 3, 1908 in Cooter, Mo., to Henry and Sara BERRY SMALL.  He was married to Florence SMITH Sept. 22, 1933 in Royal Center; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member and elder of the Lucerne Christian Church and had 26 years’ perfect church attendance.

Surviving with the wife are a foster-son, David SHRODER, Rt. 1, Logansport; a sister, Beulah PIERCY, Logansport; a brother, Charles SMALL, Royal Center; three half-brothers, Gray SMALL, Florrisant, Mo.; Clark SMALL, of California; and Harry SMALL, Wichita Falls, Texas; a half-sister, Dorothy GEIONNI, Memphis, Tenn.; and two grandsons.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Royal Center with the Rev. Gene SELLERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Christian Cemetery near Lucerne.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Friday, April 11, 1980

 

Fay Robinson

Fay ROBINSON, 81, Tippecanoe, died unexpectedly at 3:40 a.m. Thursday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.Mrs. Robinson was born Dec. 12, 1898 near Milford to Martin and Anna HUFFER BRUMBAUGH.  She was married to Clifford ROBINSON who died in 1933.  She had lived in Tippecanoe most of her life.  She was a former employee of Berkey’s Grill in Bourbon and Kralis Brothers, Mentone.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman (June) DeMONT, Argos; a son, Mahlen ROBINSON, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  A son, Keith [ROBINSON], died in 1963.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Jessie E. BOGGS officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and until the hour of service Saturcay.

 

Lucy Lowe

Mrs. Benjamin I. (Lucy) LOWE, Sr., 86, Campbellsburg, Ill., a native of Fulton County, died Wednesday in Washington County Memorial Hospital in Salem, Ind.

She was born Nov. 23, 1893 to Solomon and Mary MOORE BURNS.  She was married in June 1917 to Benjamin I. LOWE, Sr., who died last month.  She was a member of the Walnut Grove Christian Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Billie Jean PARIK, Belleview, Wash.; Doris June WILKE, Otisco, Ind.; and Eva Jo KINZIE, Campbellsburg, Ill.; two sons, James R. LOWE, South Bend, and Benjamin I. LOWE, Jr., Huntington; a brother, Lester BURNS, Anderson; two sisters, Sarah McKEE, Rochester, and Eva JOHNSON, South Bend; twenty-one grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem.  Graveside rites will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetey.


 

Saturday, April 12, 1980

 

Lucy Lowe

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Mrs. Benjamin I. (Lucy) LOWE, Sr., 86, Campbellsburg, Ill., a native of Fulton County who died Wednesday.  Originally, it was reported the services would be at 4 p.m. Sunday.

 

Helen C. Bolin

Helen Carolyn BOLIN, 72, Plymouth, formerly of Lake of the Woods, Rt. 4, Bremen, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday at the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for six months.

She was born in Jackson Center, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1907 to Roy and Elizabeth LAUGHLIN ANDERSON.  She married James BOLIN Jan. 27, 1929 in Lafayette; he died in 1975.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and was a former employee of Mack Industries, Plymouth.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Barbara OGDEN, Rt. 1, Culver; three sons, Charles [BOLIN], Houston, Texas; Glen [BOLIN], LeRoy, N.Y.; and Donald [BOLIN], Franklin, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jess ANDERSON and Robert ANDERSON, Lafayette.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. James M. CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Marshall County.

 

Iris P. Smith

Iris P. SMITH, 68, Akron, died at 8:10 a.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw.

She was born Feb. 6, 1912 in Akron to Chester and Lavinna SMITH SHAMP.  She was married Jan. 9, 1933 in Rochester to Ray SMITH, who died in 1978.  She had lived in Akron about 10 months, moving from Mentone where she had resided most of her married life.

Surviving are a daughter, Jolane LOWE, Claypool; a son, Kent SMITH, Plymouth; a foster-son, Lynn PHILLIPS, Mentone; a sister, Freda IGO, Warsaw; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday 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. Sunday.

 

Jessie G. Leonard

Jessie G. LEONARD, 73, died about 1 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital following an illness of four years.  She had resided in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for the last four years.

She was born in Fulton County to Oliver and Dora KINDIG LEININGER.  She was married in March 1925 to Onis M. LEONARD of Macy, who died in 1968.

Surviving are a brother, Omer LEININGER, Rt. 2, Akron; and nieces and nephews.  A daughter and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Haupert Funeral Home at Akron with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery.  Friends may call after     2 p.m. Sunday.


 

Sarah Elizabeth Witham

Sarah Elizabeth WITHAM, 6 months, daughter of Piper WITHAM and Rick DAVIDSON of Suburban Acres, Warsaw, died at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis about 2 p.m. Friday.  She had been ill since birth.

She was born Sept. 16, 1979 in Plymouth.

Surviving with the parents are the grandparents, Sandra WITHAM, Palestine; and Mr. and Mrs. Orville PERRY, Suburban Acres; great-grandparents, Lillian WITHAM, Atwood; Sally ZIMMERMAN, Rochester; Robert ZIMMERMAN, Rochester; and Fannie BULLARD, Russell, Ky.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. Glen MITCHELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, April 14, 1980

 

Kenneth W. Mitchell

Kenneth W. MITCHELL, 62, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 3 p.m. Saturday in his home.

He was born Oct. 29, 1917 in Chariton, Iowa to Worth and Lora SHRECK MITCHELL.  He married Ruth RASMUSSEN Nov. 4, 1944 in Chicago; she survives.  Mr. Mitchell was retired as a heater at Calumet Steel Co.  He was a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church and a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Thomas [MITCHELL], of Sauk Village, Iowa; a daughter, Sister Mary SHAWN, Garrett, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Edna STANSBERY, Chariton, Iowa; Miss Dorothy MITCHELL, Chariton, Iowa; Mrs. Margaret MORRISON, Shenandoah, Iowa; and Mrs. Evelyn OXENREIDER, Chariton, Iowa; six brothers, Gerald [MITCHELL], Wheatridge, Col.; Frank [MITCHELL], Santa Monica, Calif. Bernard [MITCHELL], Bedford, Iowa; Joseph [MITCHELL], Albia, Iowa; Richard [MITCHELL], Chariton, Iowa, and Calvin [MITCHELL], Omaha, Neb., and a granddaughter.  Two sons and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kewanna with Father Richard SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Ann’s Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, after 2 p.m. today.  Rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock tonight.

 

Everette L. Brower

Everette L. BROWER, 73, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 7:45 p.m. sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw.

He was born in Marion May 24, 1906.  Among the survivors are his wife, Iva [BROWER].

Rites are pending at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron.
Tuesday, April 15, 1980

 

Everette L. Brower

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron for Everett L. BROWER, 73, Claypool, who died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Officiating the services will be the Rev. Harold ULRY and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Mr. Brower was born May 24, 1906 in Marion to Daniel and Lalie RENNAKER BROWER.  He married Iva ROCK in Celina, Ohio, on May 24, 1941; she survives.  He was a retired employee of Anoconda Wire of Marion.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Daniel [BROWER], Claypool; two sisters, Doretha HIGLEY, Claypool, and Freda WINSLOW, Marion; and three grandchildren.

 

Edna P. Miller

Edna P. MILLER, 82, 313 N. Fremont St., Peru, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Peru after an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 7, 1897 in Cass County to Perry and Mary MILLER BENN.  She married Otto MILLER Sept. 11, 1915.  He died March 1, 1975.

Surviving are six sons, Paul [MILLER], of Bryant, Ind. Cleo [MILLER], of Montpelier; Charles [MILLER], of Winchester; Billy [MILLER], of Coldwater, Mich.; and Robert and Jerry [MILLER], of Modoc, Ind.; four daughters, Esther DINGMAN, Peru; Rosetta LERCH, Goshen, Dorothy KIDWELL, Marion; and Helen STINNETT, Fort Wayne; thirty-three grandchildren; fifty-six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Tom BROWN officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Emily Ann Treber

Emily Ann TREBER was stillborn at 1:30 a.m. Monday in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth.  She was the daughter of James and Donna Jean HOLLAR TREBER, Rt. 7, Rochester.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell RINGLE, Argos, and Richard HOLLAR, Argos; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tad MILLER, Plymouth; Carl ROMIG, Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. John HOLLAR, Argos; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert TREBER, Argos.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with Robert RETTINGER officiating.  Grossman Funeral Home of Argos is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, April 16, 1980 to Thursday, April 17, 1980

 

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Friday, April 18, 1980

 

Homer Cole

Homer COLE, 64, Argos, died at 12:25 a.m. today in South Bend St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Cole was born May 2, 1915 in Salyersville, Ky., to Newton and Emily MARSHALL COLE.  He married Eula RUDD on March 29, 1935 in Salyersville.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and had lived in the Argos area for 12 years, moving from West Liberty, Ky., and previously from Salyersville, Ky.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Leatrice PENIX, Jerome, Mich. Mrs. Vanda CASTLE and Mrs. Medrith LARD, Argos; and Mrs. Joyce McGEE, Savannah, Tenn.; four sons, Darrell and Phillip [COLE] of Argos; Ronnie [COLE], of Lebanon; and Pvt. Larry COLE with the U.S. Army at El Paso, Texas; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sistes, Madilene STEVENS and Maglene COLE, Salyersville, and Mrs. Zora HUGHES, Gregory, Mich.; and a brother, Elmer [COLE], of Salyersville.  Four children precedeed in death.

Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  The body will be taken to the Preter and Dunn Funeral Home at Salyersville where services and burial will be held Monday.

 

May Kumler

May KUMLER, 80, Water Haven Apartments, formerly of Grass Creek, died at 3 a.m. today in the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Kumler was born Jan. 16, 1890 in Crown Point to Lewis and Unice BURCH EDGERTON.  She married Roy KUMLER June 27, 1910.  He died Sept. 25, 1969.  She was a retired music teacher and a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lois EWEN, 213 W. Eighth St.; two sons, Dean [KUMLER], Kewanna, and Byron [KUMLER], Troy, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grass Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris B. MADISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, after 2 p.m. Saturday and one hour before the services at the church.

 

Felicia Draper

Felicia DRAPER, 75, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at the office of Dr. William H. FISH, 510 East Ninth St.

She was born Jan. 15, 1905 in Delphi to William and Clara BRINEY COPPOCK and had lived here for 25 years, moving from Carroll County.  She was married Jan. 15, 1925 to Leo L. DRAPER, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Beth) ORDIWAY, Delphi, and Mrs. Howard (Jo Linda) KERR, Jr., Akron four sons, Dean Lee [DRAPER], Delphi Don Eugene [DRAPER], Pittsburg, Ind.; Robert Wayne [DRAPER, Rt. 3, Rochester; and Kenneth Duane [DRAPER], of near Lafayette; seventeen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Leo (Zella) STODGELL, Kokomo; and a brother, William COPPOCK, Monticello.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Morning Heights Cemetery near Delphi.  Friends may call Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Saturday, April 19, 1980

 

Eva L. Burns

Eva Leona BURNS, 90, formerly of 184 Fulton Ave., died at 5 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health and a resident of the Rochester Nursing Home the past three years.

Mrs. Burns was born Nan. 12, 1890 in Jay County, Ind., to Christopher and Anna BARTHOLOMEW HILDRETH.  She had been a Rochester resident or the past 15 years, moving from near Rensselaer.  She was married to Patrick BURNS, who died in 1960.  She was a registered nurse and a member of the Church of God and the church’s Women’s Missionary Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Pauline) TOWNE, Mount Zion, and Mrs. Chester (Edna) CARPENTER, Rt. 6, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.  A son, Cleon HOWELL, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday prior to the service.

 

Geiger Gilliland

Geiger “Gig” GILLILAND, 74, owner of Gilliland’s Auto Machine Co., 115 E. Fourth St., for 53 years, died unexpectedly at 10:05 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital following a heart attack.  He resided on Old U.S. 31 a mile north of Rochester.

A lifetime resident of Rochester, he was born Oct. 29, 1905 to Reuben and Edith GILLILAND.  He was married Dec. 25, 1939 in Rochester to Viola Virginia PERDUE, who survives.  He was a member of the Avion Travel Club and of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, of which he was a former director.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. George (Dorothy) CRISSINGER, Rochester three sons, Thomas “Sonny” PERDUE, Dean PERDUE and Richard “Dick” GILLILAND, all of Rochester; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Orville “Pete” (Mary) HARTZLER, Rochester.  A son, a daughter, three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Monday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund.
Alice Anderson

Alice ANDERSON, 75, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 9:50 p.m. Friday at her home.  She had been in failing health for 6 months.

She was born Feb. 15, 1905 in the Burton community to William and Amanda WALES BOWMAN and had lived her entire life in that community.  She was married May 29, 1923 at her home to Leroy ANDERSON, who survives.  She was a member of the Burton United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) WITUCKI, South Bend; a grandson, Leroy WITUCKI, South Bend and a great-grandson, Sean WITUCKI, South Bend.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry SHUMAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until time of services.

 

Monday, April 21, 1980

 

Stanley D. Bartleman

Stanley David BARTLEMAN, 58, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 5:37 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he was admitted a short time previously following an apparent coronary attack and pneumonia.

He was born Dec. 16, 1921 in Graettinger, Iowa to LeRoy and Margaret EVANS BARTLEMAN and moved here 28 years ago from Dallas, Texas.  He was married in Marion Feb. 21, 1944 to Elizabeth A. STIFFLER, who survives.  Mr. Bartleman was regional field engineer for the Zenith Radio Corp. of Chicago and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Manitou Moose Lodge and Fulton County Amateur Radio Club.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are the mother of Fort Dodge, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Carol Ann) DIMOND, Novato, Calif., and Mrs. Bruce (Gloria) CARVEY, Rochester; a granddaughter, Lisa CARVEY, Rochester; three grandsons, Scott, Matt and Nick DIMOND, of Novato a sister, Mrs. Roman (Dorothy) HEMAN, Fort Dodge; a brother, Dr. Donald BARTLEMAN, Elmhurst, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 3:30 to 9 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.

 

Edward L. Hawk

Edward L. HAWK, 82, Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa), died at 9:25 a.m. today at his residence of an apparent coronary attack

 Arranements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 22, 1980

 

Edward L. Hawk

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Edward HAWK, 82, Rt. 3, Rochester, who died of coronary attack Monday at 9:15 a.m.

Mr. Hawk was born Aug. 30, 1897 in Marshall County to Franklin and Eldora KINSEY HAWK.  He had lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married in Rochester Feb. 22, 1930 to Leona M. GIBSON who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Terry Lynn) PARTRIDGE, Decatur, Ill.; two sons, Robert E. [HAWK], Leiters Ford, and Donald E. [HAWK], Walkerton; ten grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daugher, a grandchild, two sisters and a brother.

Services will be officiated by the Rev. John SHULTZ.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

 

Joseph A. Madeford

Joseph A. “Joe” MADEFORD, 65, Akron, died Monday in the South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Madeford was born Dec. 1, 1914 in Akron to Frank and Prudy TRACY MADEFORD.  He was first married to Eletha YOUNG who died in 1969.  He later married Rose WERSTLER, who survives.  He was the owner and operator of Joey’s Discount Store in Akron.  He was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lalo (Linda) BRADFORD, Greenup, Ky.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ron (Tina) BASHORE, North Manchester; a sister, Martha SHAW, Lexington, Ky.; five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Garth IREY officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Ervin Bruce

Ervin BRUCE, 89, Rt. 2, Lucerne, died at Logansport Memorial Hospital at 2:35 a.m. Monday.

He was born June 4, 1890 in Fulton County to James and Edith HUDKINS BRUCE.  He was married to Maud M. BURTON Dec. 23, 1914; she died Jan. 10, 1974.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Indian Creek Christian Church at Lucerne.

Surviving are three daughters, Esther KEMNETZ, Rt. 6, Rochester; Ruth REED, Rt. 2, Kewanna; and Lois MARKLEY, Rt. 6, Rochester; a son, Carl [BRUCE], Rt. 2, Lucerne; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  Five sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Royal Center with the Rev. Gene SELLERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Christian Church Cemetery at Lucerne.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
Wednesday, April 23, 1980

 

Ralph D. Reese

Ralph D. REESE, 70, Rt. 2, Albion, died Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. of a coronary attack.

He was born in Rochester Feb. 14, 1910 to Fred A. and Clara F. MUTCHLER REESE.  He moved from Fulton County to Albion in 1943.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. Robert (Carol Jean) WEEKS, LaPorte; three sons, Terry L. [REESE], of Tampa, Fla.; Michael B.  [REESE], of Cromwell; and Mark A. [REESE], of Ligonier; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold L. [REESE], of Rt. 7, Rochester, and A. Buryl [REESE], of Etna Green.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Brazzil Funeral Home in Albion.  Friends may call today from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 t 9 p.m.

 

Thursday, April 24, 1980

 

Dee I. Ulrich

Dee Ira ULRICH, 92, a former resident of Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for a year.  He had lived in the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for 2 1/2 months.

Mr. Ulrich was born Nov. 29, 1887 in Woodford County, Ill., to Peter and Mary Ellen GRAFFT.  He had lived in the Rochester area since 1915.  He was married in 1911 to Ida SCHURM, who died in 1936.  He was later married to Margaret BAILEY, who died in 1962.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Rochester.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth HUNTER, LaPorte, and Mrs. Norman (Velma) BACHMAN, South Bend; a son, Pearl ULRICH, Monterey, Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Retha ELLIOTT, Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Wilson (Mildred) ENYART, Sherwood, Mich.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a sister.

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 2-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday one hour before the services.

 

Nina J. Eiler

Nina J. EILER, 67, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 3:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been admitted several hours earlier with a massive cerebral hemorrhage.  Mrs. Eiler was born Oct. 3, 1912 in Starke County to William and Margaret LOUDERMILT SUTTON.  She had lived most of her life in this area.  She was married Oct. 6, 1932 in Fulton County to Paul A. EILER who survives.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Leta) HALLATT, Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. John (Elsie) FULLER, Alexandria; a son, Robert A. [EILER], Rt. 5, Rochester; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Forest SUTTON, Rt. 5, Rochester, and Irvin SUTTON, Rt. 1, Akron; and several  nieces and nephews.  Nine brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Akron Church of God with the Revs. James HALL and Myron KISSINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until 11:30 a.m. and at the church one hour prior to services.  Memorials may be made to the Gideon Society.


 

Friday, April 25, 1980

 

Alvin M. Dorsey

Alvin M. DORSEY, 80, Indianapolis, formerly of Lake Manitou, died Thursday morning at his home.

Mr. Dorsey was born in Indianapolis Dec. 18, 1899 to Alvin E. and Clara STUCK DORSEY.  He married Martha K. BOYLAND, who survives.  He was a city salesman for the Kendall Refining co. and was a member of the First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church, the Haywood-Barkus American Legion, the Broad Ripple Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and the Shrine Club, all of Indianapolis.

Surviving with the wife are nieces and nephews.

Services will be at the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Markus KENDALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Ronald Kline

Ronald KLINE, 88, Rt. 7, Rochester, died sometime Wednesday at his residence.  Arranements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Saturday, April 26, 1980

 

Earl R. Gibson

Earl R. GIBSON, 92, formerly of 1517 Audubon Ave., died at 8:45 p.m. Friday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw, where he had been a patient for one week.  He had resided at the Rochester Nursing Home for two years before that.

He was born March 13, 1888 near Akron to Oliver and Mary BARNES WIDEMAN GIBSON and had resided most of his life in this area.  He was married Feb. 6, 1909 in Rochester to Ida ARVIN, who died Oct. 12, 1965.  He was retired from farming and from the Indiana State Highway Department.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Leona HAWK, Rt. 5, Rochester; a son, Francis [GIBSON], Macy; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Emery (Arlene) BAER, Logansport; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Grace WILLIAMS and LuLu RILEY, both of Akron, and Mrs. Albert (Rhoda) LAUGHMAN, Roann; and four brothers, Cleo “Joe” [GIBSON], Stroh, Ind.; Clayton [GIBSON], Amboy; Homer and Edward [GIBSON], both of Akron.  Two sons, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter preceded in death.

Services are tentatively set for 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery in Rochester.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Ronald Kline

Services for Ronald KLINE, 88, Rt. 7, Rochester, who died Wednesday at his home, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.

He was born March 27, 1892 in Plymouth to John and Nancy STAFFORD KLINE and had lived here since 1950, coming here from the River Park neighborhood in South Bend.  He was retired from the Uniroyal Corp. in Mishawaka.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I.

Surviving are four sisters, Cora BOSWELL, South Bend; Nellie BAKER, Culver; Hattie VANDERHEYDEN, South Bend; and Lennie CLARK, South Bend; a brother, Floyd KLINE, Mishawaka; and nieces and nephews.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. today and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Lloyd R. Heeter

Lloyd R. HEETER, 76, Culver, died at 8:26 p.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital from head injuries suffered after falling down a flight of stairs in his residence.

Mr. Heeter was born May 3, 1903 in Akron to Oscar and Clara THOMPSON HEETER.  He had lived in Culver for the past 35 years after moving from Akron.  He was first married in February, 1937 to Patricia JOHNSON in Quincy, Ill.  She died in November, 1950.  He later married Lefa ANDREWS GUNDER, July 21, 1951 in Culver.  She survives.  He was a retired plumber and steam fitter.  He was a 50-year member of the Akron Masonic Lodge and a veteran of World War II, having served with the Navy Seabees in the Philippines.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Judy) GROVER, Rt. 2, Culver; a step-son, Richard GUNDER, Culver; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Sarah GALANTINE, Indianapolis; and a brother, Loren HEETER, Glendale, Ariz.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery between Akron and Mentone.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday until the hour of service.

 

Lola M. Wideman

Lola M. WIDEMAN, 89, 310 Pontiac street, died today at 6:30 a.m. in Fort Wayne St. Joseph Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks.

She was born Oct. 4, 1880 near Akron to Orville and Alfretta NYE KINDIG.  She had resided all her life in Fulton County.  She was married Dec. 2,1905 to Elmer E. WIDEMAN, who died in 1941.

Surviving are three daughters, Marie WIDEMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Ruth) LEININGER, Winona Lake; and Mrs. Lester (Valura) BRYANT, Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister, Gladys HALL, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home; and a brother, Thorton KINDIG, also Canterbury Manor Nursing home.  A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & God Funeral Home and burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Monday, April 28, 1980

 

Delores H. Shaffer

Delores Helen SHAFFER, 42, Monterey, died at 2 a.m. Sunday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident 7 miles north of Winamac after she fell asleep while driving and her car hit a tree.

Mrs. Shaffer was born Nov. 17, 1937 in Chicago to John and Stella DamBRAUSKAS KUSTURIN and had lived in Monterey since 1941.  She was employed at Hart, Schaffner & Marx in Rochester.  She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Monterey and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

Surviving are a daughter, Lori SHAFFER, Rochester; two sons, Allen and Donald [SHAFFER], both of Monterey; a granddaughter; a sister, Sandra LaZARRUS, Rochester; a brother, William KUSTURIN, Knox; and the mother, Stella Kusturin, Monterey.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with Father John MANNION officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Ralph D. McWilliams

Ralph Douglas McWILLIAMS, 54, Jeffersonville, died today in Jeffersonville.  He had been in failing health for about a year.

He was born Nov. 30, 1925 in Philadelphia to Frank and Dorothee GOSSMANN McWILLIAMS WILSON.  He resided in the Rochester area from 1944-49.  He was married in 1948 in Jeffersonville to Lila Belle VORGANG, who survives.  He was in marketing.  He was a graduate of Indiana University, attended the Methodist church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Surviving are a daughter, Donna [McWILLIAMS], and a son, Paul [McWILLIAMS], both of Jeffersonville; a grandson, Scott [McWILLIAMS], of Jeffersonville; the mother, of Rochester; and two step-sisters, Gladys HARTMAN and Betty ZEHNER, both of Monterey.  The father and the step-father preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville and burial will be in the Jeffersonville Cemetery.  Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, April 29, 1980

 

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Wednesday, April 30, 1980

 

William Leverton, Jr.

William LEVERTON, Jr., 56, St. Joseph, Mo., died early today at his residence.  He was the son-in-law of Mrs. Margaret SHAFER, Rochester.
Billy D. Sherwood

Billy D. SHERWOOD, 51, Argos, died at 7:25 a.m. today in his home following a two-year illness.

Mr. Sherwood was born June 12, 1928 in Fulton County to Russell and Mary Ruth BARKMAN SHERWOOD.  He was married Sept. 14, 1949 in Argos to Carolyn HAGAN, who survives.  He had lived most of his life in Argos, having moved from Talma.  He was an employee of White Farm Equipment Co., South Bend.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Sherry HERR, Warsaw, and Nancy HULSE, Argos; four sons, Michael [SHERWOOD], Argos; Douglas [SHERWOOD], Tippecanoe; Phillip [SHERWOOD], Plymouth; and David [SHERWOOD], at home; seven grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Ruth NELSON, Rochester; and a brother, Byron [SHERWOOD], Dayton, Ohio.  A son, Jeff [SHERWOOD], and a brother, Devane [SHERWOOD], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Argos Congregational Christian Church with the Revs. Steve FELDER and Alex DeGOLYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Thursday, May 1, 1980

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, May 2, 1980

 

Bessie P. Young

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. today in the Fostr & Good Funeral Home for Bessie Pearl YOUNG, 95, Rt. 4, Rocheter, who died at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday in the Winamac Nursing Home where she had been a resident for five days.  She had been in failing health for the past year.

Mrs. Young was born Nov. 9, 1884 in Marshall County to Milton and Ellen CARROTHERS SHIDAKER.  She had resided in Aubbeenaubbee Township since she was a two-year-old.  She was married in December, 1912 in Rochester to Jesse L. YOUNG, who died July 30, 1939.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Doris) OVERMYER, Rt. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Deane (Annajean) PETERSON, Rt. 4, Rochester; five sons, Marion, Elmer, Elbert and Delbert [YOUNG], all at home, and Lowell [YOUNG], Rt. 4, Rochester; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ola MOLTER, Goodland, and Mrs. Bertha BITTERLING, Rochester; three brothers, Rufus and Russell [SHIDAKER], both of Rochester, and Joseph [SHIDAKER], Brook, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter and three sisters.

The Rev. Keith SMITLEY was to officiate the services, with burial in the Moon Cemetery, west of Rochester.
Dennis D. Guerin

Dennis D. GUERIN, 19, Marion, died at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the I.U. Med-Center from Hodgkins Disease.

Mr. Guerin was born March 26, 1961 in Marion to Robert and Sherrill GUERIN.  He was a former resident of Rochester, having moved to Marion two years ago.

Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Jaclyn Anna GUERIN and Nickcola Martha GUERIN, both at home; two brothers, Carl [GUERIN], Upland; and William D. [GUERIN], Rochester; maternal grandparents, Mrs. Beatrice PENDLEY, Fairmount; and Mr. and Mrs. James T. BROOKS, Michigan City; maternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Nellie TRUEX, Valparaiso, and Mr. and Mrs. Verlin HOLCOM, Sweetser, Ind.; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Georgia Anna GUERIN, South Whitley.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Vine Colonial Mortuary, Marion, with the Rev. Garland MORRISSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Marion I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Saturday, May 3, 1980

 

Roxalena Boldry

Roxalena BOLDRY, 60, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was dead on arrival at General Hospital inFort Walton Beach at 7:45 a.m. Friday.

Mrs. Boldry was born July 28, 1919 at Twelve Mile to E. L. and Beatrice LAUNER STUBER.  She was married in Peru Aug. 22, 1935 to Walter Leslie BOLDRY, who died Jan. 10, 1979.  She was a member of the Wright Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach.

Surviving with the mother are a son, Walter A. [BOLDRY], Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; a daughter, Katherine OGLESBY, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a sister, Carole WILSON, Muncie; three brothers, Jack [STUBER], Logansport; Ray [STUBER], Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; and Lee [STUBER], Denver.  A grandson preceded in death.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Wright Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

 

Christopher P. Davis

Christopher P. “Chris” DAVIS, 23, Aurora, Ill., died Tuesday in Sugar Grove, Ill., of electrocution.  He died instantly after an antenna fell upon a 75,000 volt power line.

Mr. Davis was born Nov. 20, 1956 to Paul and Bonnie BLACKETOR DAVIS.  He was a member of the Aurora First Baptist Church and was employed by the Aurora Blood Bank.

Surviving with his wife, Diane Marlette [DAVIS], are his paternal grandfather, Paul E. DAVIS, Sr., Indianapolis.

Services were held Friday in Aurora with burial in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Aurora.
Monday, May 5, 1980

 

Jennie C. Cohagan

An accident in Kewanna which claimed the life of Jennie Christine COHAGAN, 60, Rt. 3, Kewanna, is still under investigation today, according to Sheriff Robert NEWGENT.

Mrs. Cohagan was pronounced dead in Woodlawn hospital by Coroner Junior D. GOOD at 3:15 a.m. Sunday - about an hour after Mrs. Cohagan fell from a moving pickup truck in the Kewanna VFW parking lot.

Mrs. Cohagan was in a truck driven by Evelyn NICHOLSON of Kewanna and she fell out of the vehicle as it was backing from the parking lot.  She suffered a lacerated aorta, ruptured spleen and numerous rib fractures.

Mrs. Cohagan was born March 18, 1920 in Mishawaka to Alphonse and Julia MAES D’HORRE.  She was married to Myron COHAGAN Sept. 17, 1938 in Mishawaka.  She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

Surviving with the husband and parents are a daughter, Mrs. Betty HURLEY, Rt. 1, Kewanna; two sons, Maurice [COHAGAN], Rt. 3, Kewanna, and Myron [COHAGAN], Rt. 1, Kewanna; a sister, Mrs. Mary TALBOON, Largo, Fla.; a brother, Julian [D’HORRE], Mishawaka; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Anne’s Catholic Church with Father Richard SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  The Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, May 6, 1980 and Wednesday, May 7, 1980

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, May 8, 1980

 

Ethel M. Hattery

Ethel M. HATTERY, 83, Denver, Ind., died at her residence Tuesday.

She was born in Deedsville Aug. 4, 1896 to Charles and Zena MARBURGER WAYMIRE.  She married Clarence E. HATTERY Nov. 19, 1917 in Peru.  He died March 6, 1964.  She was a member of the White Shrine, Rochester; was the organist for 50 years at the Denver United Methodist Church; was the organist for the Vashti Order of Eastern Star, Mexico, for 35 years; and taught music at Deedsville High School for three years.  She had attended the Denver (Col.) Music Conservatory.

Surviving are a son, Charles [HATTERY], Peru; two granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at the Denver United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Gary RODGERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and one hour before the services at the church.  Eastern Star services will be at 8 p.m. Friday.
Wiley G. Powell

Wiley G. POWELL, 40, Rt. 2, Argos, died unexpectedly Tuesday in a field northwest of Argos of a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

Powell was born Aug. 31, 1939 near Greenville, N.C., to Robert and Katie NEWSON POWELL.  He had been a resident of this area for 16 years, living in Rochester for two years before moving to the Argos area.  He married Sharon SNYDER, Dec. 25, 1963 in Argos; she survives.  He was a former employee of the Bendix Corporation of South Bend and was employed at Grandma’s Kitchen in Argos.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Robert, Steven, Wiley Jr. and Bryan [POWELL], all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Francis LEGGETT, Washington, N.C.; Mrs. Betty SMITH, Mrs. Louise BROWN and Mrs. Ruth POWELL, all of Greenville, N.C.; five brothers, James, Robert, Carl, Ed and Arthur [POWELL], all of Greenville, N.C.  A sister, Pearl CRISP, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Argos Congregational Church with the Rev. Steve FELDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. today.

 

Friday, May 9, 1980

 

Della E. Pontius

Della E. PONTIUS, 64, Rt. 5, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 10:34 a.m. Thursday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital where she had been admitted several hours earlier.

Mrs. Pontius was born Sept. 2, 1915 in Richland Township to George and Bertha MAHLER WEIDNER.  She was married Sept. 19, 1936 at Argos to Harry PONTIUS who survives.  She was a former employee of Topps Manufacturing Co., Rochester.  She had lived most of her life near Rochester.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Betty) FOSTER, Argos, and Mrs. Homer (Bertha) GELLER, Rt. 5, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John (Rose) MABE, Carpentersville, Ill.; and a brother, Harley WEIDNER, Rochester.  A daughter, a grandson, and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Billy Charles Williams

Billy Charles WILLIAMS, 6, Peru, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital from injuries suffered in a truck-bike accident Wednesday evening in downtown Peru.

Billy was born April 16, 1974 in Beckley, W. Va., to Clyde and Carolyn Sue AKEMON WILLIAMS.  The father currently resides at Winona, W. V.  He was a student at the Central Elementary School, Peru, and was a member of the Peru Church of God.

Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Penny Sue and Anna Gale [WILLIAMS], both at home; a brotyer, Clyde David [WILLIAMS], Jr., at home; maternal grandparents, Josh and Elsie AKEMON, Macy.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Jewell PRATT officiating.  Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday.
Ruby  P. Wasson

Ruby P. WASSON, 78, 1111 Wabash Avenue, died in her sleep at her residence late Wednesday evening.

Mrs. Wasson was born Feb. 7, 1902 in Harrison Township in Cass County to Berdough and Minnie CLARY HILKERT.  She had lived here 17 years after moving from Indianapolis.  She was married Aug. 26, 1920 in Logansport to Benjamin M. WASSON, who died Jan. 8, 1969.  She was a member of the Lucerne Christian Church and the Senior Citizens Club, Rochester.

Surviving are a brother, Eugene HILKERT, Lucerne; five sisters, Mrs. Albert (Blanche) EISERT, Rochester; Mrs. Vivian HENDERSON and Mrs. Eunice KIMBALL, all of Lafayette; Mrs. Ann OSTHEIMER and Mrs. Irene PHARIS, Logansport; several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Clyde (Mary) HARVEY, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery, near Lucerne.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until the hour of service.

 

Saturday, May 10, 1980

 

James H. Croy

James H. CROY, 57, Culver, died following a sudden illness at 4:30 a.m. Friday at South Bend St. Joseph Hospital.

He was born May 17, 1922 at Culver to Russell and Margaret LOCKRIDGE CROY and lived his entire life in the Culver area.  He married Marie FASCIA on Oct. 26, 1941 in Chicago; she survives.  He was employed by the Bendix Corporation of South Bend.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Christine) WHITMARSH and Mrs. Larry (Sherry) LOWRY, both of Culver; a son, Scott [CROY], Burr Oak; nine grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Russell CROY, Culver; two sisters, June BURKETT, Mishawaka, and Susie REDMAN, South Bend; and two brothers, Jack [CROY], Leiters Ford, and Michael [CROY], Mishawaka.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Thomas FRENCH officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call today at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Culver-Union Township Emergency Medical Service.

 

Cindy Malott

Cindy DENNY MALOTT, 23, Batesville, Ark., died Wednesday in Batesville.  She was the daughter of former Indiana residents; several aunts and uncles reside in the Rochester area.

Mrs. Malott was born in Kansas and formerly was a factory worker.  She belonged to the United Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Kevin Christopher [MALOTT], at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. DENNY, Rogers, Ark.; a brother, Steven DENNY, of Rogers; and the grandparents, Daisy BROWN, Logansport, and Mr. and Mrs. Verne A. HETTINGER, of Evening Shade, Ark.

Services were this morning at the Crouch Funeral Chapel in Batesville and burial was in Lee’s Cemetery near Cushman, Ark.
Charles L. Powell

Charles L. POWELL, 55, Denver, the postmaster at Denver since 1966, died at 1 p.m. Friday in Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.

He was born May 31, 1924 in Logansport to Charles A. and Goldie KNIGHT POWELL.  He was married in the home of the late Rev. C. F. GOLDEN near Denver to Doris R. KESSLER on Nov. 15, 1947; she survives.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Mexico Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and the Peru Moose, Elks and American Legion.

Surviving are two sons, Jay J. [POWELL], Peru, and Steven L. [POWELL], Waconia, Minn.; two grandchildren; three brothers, Gene [POWELL], Kewanna; Robert [POWELL], Peru, and David [POWELL], Hernando, Fla.; and a sister, Mary BECKER, Fulton.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCain Funeral home, Denver, with the Revs. Barry RODGERS and Ray PROBASCO officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery at Denver.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Monday, May 12, 1980

 

Francile E. Harvey

Francile E. HARVEY, 77, Decatur, Ind., formerly of Rochester, died at 2:05 a.m. today in the Decatur Community Care Center after an extended illness.

She was born March 21, 1903 in Union Township, Adams County, to Alva K. and Edna HARDEN BURGER.  She married Harold HARVEY April 9, 1921.  He died April 18, 1977.

Surviving are two sons, Don [HARVEY], of Monroe, Ind., and Gary [HARVEY], of Decatur; two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Dixie) ARVEN, Logansport, and Mrs. Jack (Jane) PARKER, Pierceton; seven sisters; five brothers; fifteen grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. M. C. MacKLIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Decatur Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Monroe United Brethren Church.

 

J. Howard Chamberlin

J. Howard CHAMBERLIN, 70, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw.  He had been in failing health for several years.

Mr. Chamberlin was born March 5, 1910 in Nappanee to Joseph and Loretta YODER CHAMBERLIN.  He had lived the past 37 years near Mentone.  He was married May 16, 1941 to Eleanor LASH, who died June, 1978.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a daughter, Cathy CHAMBERLIN, Mentone; a brother, Charles E. CHAMBERLIN, Bremen; two sisters, Mrs. Mary STRANG, Nappanee, and Mrs. Stanley (Martha) BERGER, Nappanee.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Allen FLINT officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 13, 1980

 

Francile Harvey

Francile HARVEY, 77, a former Rochester resident, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday in the Community Care Nursing Center, Decatur, where she had been a patient the past 20 months.

Mrs. Harvey was born in Union Township near Decatur March 20, 1903 to Alva K. and Jane HARDEN BURGER.  She was married April 9, 1921 in Bluffton to Harold Gregg HARVEY, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Club and was a Decatur Democratic Election Board Sheriff and a former Decatur Hospital dietician.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Dixie) ARVEN, Logansport, and Mrs. Jack (Jane) PARKER, Pierceton; two sons, Gary [HARVEY], Decatur, and Donald [HARVEY], Monroe; and several grand and gret-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Winte-Regg-Linn Funeral Home, Decatur.  Burial will be in the Decatur Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, May 14, 1980

 

Willodean E. Wilson

Willodean E. WILSON, 51, formerly of Rt. 2, Macy, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday in the Kosciusko County Community Hospital.  She had been living at the Warsaw Nursing Home.

Miss Wilson was born Oct. 8, 1928 in Macy to Scudder and Hermione WHITTENBERGER WILSON.  She lived her entire life in the Macy community.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. William (Virginia) HELTZEL, Rochester, and Mrs. Gerald (Joanna) KNAUFF, Rochester; several nieces and nephews; and an aunt, Mrs. Mary WEBSTER, Lompoc, Calif.  The parents and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Jack L. Dunn

Word has been received of the death of Jack L. DUNN, 82, formerly of Columbus, Ind., May 7 in Boca Raton, Fla.

Surviving are the wife, Betty FOUST DUNN, Boca Raton, Fla.; three sons, Richard and Charles FLOHR, Columbus, and Bruce FLOHR, Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse (Mary Mae) HENDERSON, Akron, and Mrs. Chelsea (Betty Jane) BORDER, Richmond; and a sister, Mrs. Roy (Iva) KREIGHBAUM, Servie.

Memorial services were to be held at the Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home, Columbus.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Thursday, May 15, 1980

 

Rev. Harry J. Bailey

The Rev. Harry J. BAILEY, 83, New Port Richey, Fla., died Wednesday.  He was a former pastor of the Rochester First Baptist Church.

Bailey was born in Hamilton County July 21, 1896 to Ollie J. and Hanna May KLINE BAILEY.  He was first married to Edith WELLS Dec. 24, 1921; she preceded in death.  He later married Lavelle CONWELL, who survives.  He was ordained a minister March 30, 1919 and served pastorates in Indiana, Michigan and New York.  He was retired from the ministry.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Harry W. BAILEY, Kokomo, and James D. BAILEY, Lafayette; a daughter, Mrs. Wendell (Maxine) BEARSS, Rochester, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in New Port Richey.  Burial will be in New Port Richey.

 

Robert D. Artist

Robert D. ARTIST, Jr., 6, Omaha, Neb., died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday in South “Bend Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

Robert was born June 2, 1973 in Rochester to Robert Sr. and Gloria BELL ARTIST, who survive.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Ginger [ARTIST], at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cletus ARTIST, Rochester; maternal grandfather, Marion BELL, Sr., East Dubuque, Iowa; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy BELL, Logansport; paternal great-grandfather, Charley ARTIST, Rochester; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mildred RUPE, Logansport.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Fisher Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Daniel TALBOT officiating.  Burial will be in the Logansport Mount Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.

 

Ida M. Adams

Ida M. ADAMS, 101, Kewanna, died at 2:13 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been living since 1975.

Mrs. Adams was born July 24, 1878 in Winchester, Ky. to Dillard and Sarah BARNETT BERRYMAN.  She was first married to James ALDRIDGE in 1897, who died in 1902.  She later married William ADAMS in 1904, who died in 1955.  She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son, Orville ALDRIDGE, Rt. 4, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Ada MAE GAMBOE, Brooklyn, Mich.; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren.  A daughter and son preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Neil MILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, May 16, 1980

 

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Saturday, May 17, 1980

 

Rev. William J. Frettinger

The Rev. William James FRETTINGER, 64, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 7:50 p.m. Friday in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth, where he had been a patient about five weeks.

He was born July 11, 1915 in Homer, Ill., to John and Della GOODWIN FRETTINGER.  He had lived in Fulton County since 1939, moving from Illinois.  He was an ordained minister at Grace Theological Seminary at Winona Lake and was pastor of the Christian Pilgrim Church in Rochester.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Gladys) AMBROSE, Wheeling, Ill.; Mrs. Virgil (Hazel) DARKWOOD, Bowling Brook, Ill.; and Mildred L. FRETTINGER, Rt. 4, Rochester; five brothers, David and Frank [FRETTINGER], both Rt. 3, Rochester; Walter and Roy [FRETTINGER], both Rt. 4, Rochester; and Ralph [FRETTINGER], Wanatah; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Rudell SPARKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday until time of services.

 

Violet D. Vanata

Violet D. VANATA, 68, Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa), died at 10:10 p.m. Friday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital following a 3-month illness.

Mrs. Vanata was born July 10, 1911 in Rochester to Surphus and Cora BRUCE MILLISER.  She was married Aug. 9, 1929 at Rochester to Loftlee B. VANATA, who survives.  She was a former employee of Harvey’s Restaurant, Argos, and had lived in Tiosa four years, moving from Rt. 3, Argos.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Loren (Bonnie) VOREIS, Culver; Mrs. Roger (Shirley) THAYER, Rt. 1, Argos; and Mrs. Pat (Joyce) THOMAS, Etna Green; her mother, Mrs. Cora MILLISER, Rochester; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Hurshel and Dale [MILLISER], both of Rochester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. John C. SHULTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of service Monday.

 

Monday, May 19, 1980

 

Frederic W. Dickerhoff

Frederic W. DICKERHOFF, 89, Akron, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill several months.

Mr. Dickerhoff was born May 15, 1891 in Fulton County to John and Katherine PRICE DICKERHOFF and had lived in this area his entire life.  His wife, Mae COPLEN, died July 19, 1971.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter and was a member of the Roann First Brethren church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dosia COMER, Akron, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. Arthur TINKLE and Don WAGSTAFF officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home today and until the hour of service Tuesday.
Frank B. Shotts

Frank B. SHOTTS, 61, South Bend, died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday at his residence.  He had been ill 10 months.

Mr. Shotts was born in Lafayette Aug. 26, 1918 to Elihu and Zella CURTIS SHOTTS and had lived in the South Bend area for 32 years after moving there from Grass Creek.  He married Lou Anna MIKESELL June 24, 1950 in South Bend; she survives.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Trinity Evangelical Free Church.  He was employed by the Stone Container Corp. of Mishawaka.

‘Surviving with the wife are four sisters, Frances LANTZ, Idaville; Florence ARMEY, Orleans; Mary Jane MADARY, Logansport, and Margaret RAY, Advance, Ind.; and a brother, Albert SHOTTS, Rochester.  A sister is deceased.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 435 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, with the Rev. John E. STENSTHER officiating.  Entombment will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity Church or the American Cancer Society.

 

Howard E. Murphy

Howard Everett MURPHY, 65, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday in the Fort Wayne V.A. Hospital where he had been a patient for several months.  He was born Sept. 8, 1914 in Greentown to Walter and Blanche BOGGS MURPHY and had lived in this area his entire life.  He was married in 1935 to Nina NORMAN; she survives.  He was a member of the American Legion and the Warsaw Christian Church.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are six daughters, Mrs. Phil (Frances) ADAMS, Augusta, Ga.; Mrs. Robert (Rosalee) BERNHARD and Mrs. Larry (Vivian) HEETER, South Whitley; Mrs. Ronald (Patti) SICKS, New Haven; Mrs. Harold (Jean) KIRBY, Rochester; and Mrs. Mark (Katherine) METZGER, North Manchester; four sons, Major Lawrence E. MURPHY, Seoul, Korea; Donald [MURPHY], South Whitley; Maurice [MURPHY], Akron, and Michael [MURPHY], at home; sixteen grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; the mother, Blanche MURPHY, Kokomo; two brothers, Arthur [MURPHY] of Kokomo, and Eugene [MURPHY] of Nebraska; and a sister, Leona [MURPHY] of Las Vegas, Nev.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. Fred BESTHORN and Robert WEBBER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday until the hour of service.

 

Raymond M. Goss

Raymond M. GOSS, 79, of 622 Madison St., died at 9:35 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been admitted Sunday.  Mr. Goss was born June 28, 1900 in Rochester to O.S. and Margaret MYERS GOSS.  He had lived most of his life in Fulton county.  He was married March 23, 1921 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Alma J. ROSBORG, who died Jan. 31, 1971.  He was a retired employee of the Rochester Post Office and had worked at Louderback Chevrolet.  He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Rochester, and a veteran of World War I, having served in the U.S. Army Air Force.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Ann MOW, Angola; two sons, Raymond [GOSS] Jr., Largo Vista, Texas, and Larry [GOSS], Columbia City; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Edna WILSON, Rochester; two brothers, Howard [GOSS], Rochester, and Virgil [GOSS], California; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.


 

Tuesday, May 20, 1980

 

Raymond M. Goss

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Raymond M. GOSS, 79, 622 Madison Street, who died at 9:35 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Officiating the services will be the Rev. David HEYWARD, with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday.

 

Harrison Marsillett

Harrison MARSILLETT, 55, Rochester Nursing Home, died at 6 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

Mr. Marsillett was born May 31, 1924 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Jake and Dolly HOWARD MARSILLET.  He had lived in Rochester since 1942 after moving from Kentucky.  He was a retired employee of the Rochester Metal Products Co.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Fred (Ida) LAYNE, Rochester; Mrs. J.B. (Ann) FORD, Prestonsburg, Ky.; Mrs. Vince (Lou Anna) MASERANG, Millstadt, Ill.; and Mrs. Harvey (Jean) ELDRIDGE, East St. Louis, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. P. Lindsey FARIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizen’s Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday one hour prior to services.

 

Wednesday, May 21, 1980

 

Letha Wright Pownall

Letha WRIGHT POWNALL, 77, of 611 W. Ninth St., died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted three days previously.  She had been ill about six weeks.

She was born July 9, 1902 in Rochester to Bert and Margaret GUISE BIBLER and had lived all her life in Rochester.  She was reared by her great-grandmother, Mrs. C. Elvira GELBAUGH, and an aunt, Mrs. Alf CARTER.  Her first marriage was on March 18, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Ralph “Jack” WRIGHT, who died April 23, 1960.  On Feb. 7, 1974, she was married in Rochester to Ira POWNALL, who survives.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and of the Family Circle Class, the Missionary Circle and the Ladies Bible Class of the church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Jo Ann ROBERTS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a son, George E. WRIGHT, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a step-son, Robert POWNALL, Lima, Ohio; two step-grandsons; a sister, Marie THOMPSON, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home; and nieces and nephews, including Gov. Otis BOWEN.  A brother, Dale BIBLER, died last year.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral Home with the Revs. Morris HOWELL and F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
James T. Rucker

James T. RUCKER, 74, Rochester Nursing Home, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  A resident of 1394 Gand St. in Wabash for most of his life, he had been at the nursing home for three years.

He was born March 16, 1906 in Monett, Mo., to Amos and Emma Lucinda CROSSLAND RUCKER.  He had worked for the Celotex Co. in Wabash before retiring.

Surviving are two brothers, Claude and Cyrus [RUCKER], both of Wabash; two nephews, including John RUCKER of Rochester; two nieces; four great-nephews; and two great-nieces.  The parents and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Eddingfield Mortuary, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, and burial will be in the Friends Cemetery at Wabash.  Friends may call after 7 o’clock tonight.

 

Margaret M. Day

Margaret M. DAY, 86, Rt. 2, Culver, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Culver at a local doctor’s office of a sudden illness.

Mrs. Day was born Dec. 22, 1893 in Kewanna to James and Julia GUISE McCOY.  She was a resident o the Culver and Leiters Ford areas since 1937.  She was married Oct. 12, 1921 in Rochester to Paul R. DAY, who died in 1974.  She was a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge, Akron.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) REICHARD, Rochester, and Mary BAKER, Culver; a son, Francis [DAY], Rt. 1, Culver; eight grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, May 22, 1980

 

Orville Royer

Orville ROYER, 84, Texas City, Texas, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday in Lufkin,Texas, in an automobile accident.

Mr. Royer was born Aug. 17, 1895 in Kosciusko County to Samuel and Mary Emeline MILLER ROYER.  He had lived in Texas for 32 years after moving from Akron.  He was married to Delta SUMME, who preceded in death.  He was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kermit (Wilma) LEININGER, Fort Wayne; three grandsons; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Fred LANDHOLT officiating. Cremation will follow.  Friends may call from 2-4 and         7-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, May 23, 1980

 

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Saturday, May 24, 1980

 

Clem E. Volpert

Clem E. VOLPERT, 80, 11066 Plymouth-Goshen Road, Plymouth, died at 9:40 p.m. Friday in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth following a one-week illness.

He was born March 11, 1900 in Peru to John and Mary SPITZNAGLE VOLPERT.  He was married May 12, 1927 in South Bend to Huldah BEYLER, who survives.  He was a retired retail merchant in Plymouth and was a member of the Eagles and Elks lodges of Plymouth.

Surviving with the wife are a brother, Joe [VOLPERT], Peru; and a sister, Mary MORROW, Indianapolis.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Father Thomas DORIOT officiating.  Burial will be in the Plymouth Oak Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Monday, May 26, 1980

 

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Tuesday, May 27, 1980

 

Donald D. Kilmer

Donald D. KILMER, 62, Rt. 2, Rocheter (Mt. Zion), died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

Mr. Kilmer was born May 26, 1918 in Detroit, Mich., to Dean and Beulah KILMER.  He had lived here 7 years, having moved from South Bend.  He was married Aug. 22, 1935 in Rochester to Tessie M. THOMPSON, who survives.  He was a retired Bendix Corp. employee.  He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, and he was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. David (Marcia) KRATHWOHL, South Bend; two grandsons, Matthew David and Mitchell Don KRATHWOHL, South Bend; and a sister, Mrs. Geraldine BRUNER, Converse.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 4-9 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church.  A flag presentation will be performed by the Rochester American Legion and VFW.
Gladys M. Crook

Gladys Martha CROOK, 84, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 8:35 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.

Mrs. Crook was born April 11, 1896 in Fayette County, Ind., to Frank and Ada ABIGAIL STANLEY.  She had moved to Macy from Logansport.  She was married April 11, 1917 in Rochester to Thurman CROOK, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are three sisters, Edna WERNER and Louella BAGGERLY, both of Fulton, and Erma MURDEN, Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four sisters, six brothers and a daughter.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today in the Fisher Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

 

Gladys M. Jones

Gladys M. JONES, 85, Burket, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.

Mrs. Jones was born May 11, 1895 in Harrison Township in Kosciusko County to William and Blanche CUMMINGS FAWLEY.  She had lived most of her life in the Burket area.  She was married Nov. 25, 1916 to Don JONES, who died in 1967.  She was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Philip (Violet) LASH, Mentone; two brothers, Clifford and Kenneth [FAWLEY], both of Warsaw; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, May 28, 1980

 

Joseph L. Frazier

Joseph L. FRAZIER, 70, South Bend, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Mr. Frazier was born Sept. 21, 1909 in Knox to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas FRAZIER.  He had lived most of his life in South Bend, having moved from Knox.  He married Mary LOOTENS Feb. 24, 1934 in South Bend.  He was a retired Bendix Corp. employee.  He was a member of the Bendix Oldtimers Club, and of the Northside Assembly of God Church, South Bend.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann OBANION, South Bend; Mrs. Nancy CHAMBERS, Rochester; Mrs. Dorothy BREWER, South Bend; and Mrs. Judy WITKOWSKI, South Bend; a brother, Joseph [FRAZIER] Jr., LaHabra, Calif. a brother, Lloyd [FRAZIER], South Bend; two sisters, Cora Mae SCHMUHL, Mishawaka, and Caroline WOODS, Jeffersonville; sixteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Welsheimers North Chapel Funeral Home, South Bend, with the Rev. Wilson SHABAZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Helen M. Smith

Helen M. SMITH, 67, Rt. 1, Logansport, died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minn.  She had been in failing health for several years.

Mrs. Smith was born May 25, 1913 in Fulton County to Justin and Mary MOORE MASTELLER.  She had lived most of her life in Fulton and Cass counties.  She was married to Donald F. SMITH, who survives.  She was a retired beautician, owning her own shop in Logansport.  She attended the Logansport Church of Christ.  She was a member of the DAR, American Legion and VFW auxiliaries, and Ladies of the Moose of Logansport.

Surviving with the husband are a sister, Mrs. Delford (Kathleen) BOWEN, Rochester; two brothers, Robert L. [MASTELLER], Kewanna, and Claude [MASTELLER], Rochester; several nieces and nephews.  The parents and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry SALTSMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  F”riends may call from  2-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday until the hour of service.

 

Thursday, May 29, 1980

 

Boyd Montgomery

Boyd MONTGOMERY, 68, Rt. 1, Culver, who lived on Fulton County Road 700 North in Aubbeenaubbee Township, was killed at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in a traffic accident at U.S. 31 and Indiana 10 on the west edge of Argos.

Mr. Montgomery was pronounced dead at the scene of massive head injuries suffered when his car, driven west on Indiana 10, struck a semi driven sount on U.S. 31 by Donald GRIFFITH, 46, Indianapolis.

Mr. Montgomery was born Aug. 30, 1911 in Magoffin County, Ky., to Wootson and Nelis RISNER MONTGOMERY.  He had lived in the Culver area since 1963 and in Aubbeenaubbee township for seven years.  He was employed by Culver Military Academy.  He was married Aug. 21, 1937 in Salyersville, Ky., to Hazel JOSEPH, who died in 1978.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Max (Ruby) BEALL, Rt. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. John (Phyllis) POPE, Rt. 1, Monterey; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary PERKINS, of Manchester,Mich.; Carrie FARRIS, of Fritz, Ky.; and Lona PATRICK, of Carey, Ohio; and five brothers, Price [MONTGOMERY], of Guage, Ky.; R.B. [MONTGOMERY], of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; Gemes [MONTGOMERY], of Owensville, Ky.; and Bill and Reese [MONTGOMERY], both of Fritz, Ky.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Delong with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Montgomery Cemetery at Jackson, Ky.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and at the church until time of service.
Glen Daulton

Glen “Sheeny” DAULTON, 60, of 617 Madison Street, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient approximately two weeks.  He had been in failing health for a year.

Mr. Daulton was born Aug. 13, 1919 in Rochester to Charles and Lucy SHAFER DAULTON.  He had lived most of his life in Rochester.  He was married Nov. 15, 1947 in South Bend to Betty TULLIS, who survives.  He was a painter.  He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific.  He was a member of the Rochester American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Delos (Christine) MARTIN, South Bend; a son, Steve [DAULTON], Rochester; two granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Barbara) SWAIN, South Bend, and Mrs. Stewart (Velma) VIGUS, Los Angeles; four brothers, Joe [DAULTON], Fort Wayne; Ben, Dale and Wayne, all of Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of service Saurday.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion Post.

 

Robert L. Westwood

Robert Lee WESTWOOD, 67, Boswell, died Wednesday at 3:08 a.m. at the St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, after suffering a heart attack.  He had been in failing health for several years.

Mr. Westwood was born Dec. 16, 1912 in Fulton County to James and Tressa BLOOM WESTWOOD.  He attended the Rochester schools.  He was a farmer.  He was first married to Gertrude DAILY and later married Patricia ANDERSON.

Surviving with the wife are a son, James [WESTWOOD], serving in the U.S. Navy; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (June) SCHLUTTENHOFER, Fowler; four grandchildren; three step-children; a brother, Fred [WESTWOOD], Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Rex (Ruth) WOOD, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.  The parents, three brothers and four sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Schumaker Funeral Home, Boswell.  Burial will be in the Boswell Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 4-9 p.m.

 

Friday, May 30, 1980

 

Ellery A. Louthain

Ellery A. LOUTHAIN, 84, Rt. 2, Russiaville, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Kokomo.

Mr. Louthain was born May 6, 1896 in Cass County to Thomas J. and Pheriba FOSTER LOUTHAIN.

Surviving are two sons, Wade LOUTHAIN, Logansport, and the Rev. John LOUTHAIN, Fulton; five daughters, Charlotte HUNTER, Kokomo; Joanne CARTER, Thorntown; Anna Lee CARTER, Russiaville; Jean ALLEN, Kokomo, and Marilyn SKAGGS, Shipshewana; one brother, Howard [LOUTHAIN], Logansport; twenty-four grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Stout Funeral Home, Russiaville, with the Revs. Noah KNEPP and Brian WITWER officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery, Cass County.  Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
Raymond H. Hodson Sr.

Raymond H. HODSON Sr., 76, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday in the Dukes Hospital at Peru.  He had been in failing health since November.

Mr. Hodson was born Nov. 29, 1903 in Indianapolis to William Jacob and Marie Wilhelmela  KNOTT HODSON.  He had lived here 8 1/2 years, moving from Chicago.  He was married April 29, 1972 in Chicago to Kathleen MAYROSE, who survives.  He was a retired supervisor of sales and service of the midwest region of the industrial coatings division of The Sherwin-Williams Co. of Chicago.  He was a member of the Palace Masonic Lodge of Lansing, Ill., and a member of the Scottish Rite.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Raymond H. [HODSON], Jr., Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Betty) WEAVER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Alex (Gerry) COMPANIO, Chicago; and nine grandchildren.  A brother, Francis [HODSON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton,  with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Glenn Haven Memorial Park, Indianapolis, where graveside rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and until the services on Monday.  Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home by the Fulton Masonic Lodge.

 

Merl A. Durbin

Merl A. DURBIN, 79, Mishawaka, died at 7 a.m. Thursday in South Bend St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Durbin was born Feb. 6, 1901 in Rantoul, Ill., to Amos and Annabell DONNELLY DURBIN.  He was maried April 7, 1923 in Fulton to Cleo DAWALD, who survives.  He had been a mechanic for Ford dealerships in South Bend.  He was a member of the South Bend First Baptist Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Howard M. [DURBIN], Tarzana, Calif.; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Opal SHERRARD, Rochester, and Mrs. Annabell KNEPP, South Bend; two brothers, Cyrun [DURBIN], East Palatka, Fla., and Thomas [DURBIN], Casa Grande, Ariz.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the South Bend First Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert CURTIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Highland Mausoleum, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend.  Memorials may be made to the South Bend First Baptist Church.

 

Saturday, May 31, 1980

 

Mary A. Newcomb

Mary Alice NEWCOMB, 89, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 1 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joanne BENDALL, Rochester, and Mrs. Roger (Marsha) SMITH, Eureka, Ill.

Services will be Tuesday with the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, handling arrangements.
Ruth E. Haines

Ruth E. HAINES, 89, Rt. 7, Caywood’s Lakeshore Court, Rochester, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the home of her nephew, Thurl PIPER.  She had been ill two months.

She was born Oct. 4, 1890 in Fulton County to Otto D. and Molly BLACKBURN ROBINSON and lived in this area for 10 years coming from Toledo, Ohio.  She married Guy E. HAINES July 6, 1911 in Rochester.  He died Aug. 3, 1971.  She was a member of the St. Patrick’s Lutheran Church of Toledo; the Mt. Zion Club; the World War I Auxiliary, and the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred (Mildred) ROBINSON, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Frank, Henry and Fred ROBINSON, and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Lulu) PIPER.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Lucy WATT officiating.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of service Monday.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

Mary Houin

Mary HOUIN, 52, Rt. 5, Plymouth, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday when a vehicle she was riding in was struck from behind by a semi-trailer truck on U.S. 31 in Marshall County.

Mrs. Houin was born Dec. 9, 1927 in Plymouth where she had been a lifetime resident.  She was married Feb. 14, 1946 to Leo HOUIN,  who survives.

Surviving with the husband are eight sons, Earl, Allen, Kenneth, Mark [HOUIN], all of Plymouth; Kevin [HOUIN], at home; Raymond [HOUIN], LaPorte; Marvin [HOUIN] Bremen; and Herman [HOUIN], Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Louise) WEBSTER, Tippecanoe; fifteen grandchildren; three brothers, Paul and Wilbur JOHNSON, both of Rochester; and Dean [JOHNSON], Argos.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth, with the Rev. Bernard GALICH officiating.  Burial will be in New Oak Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the VanGilder Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Satuday.

 

Dale M. Cook

Dale M. COOK, 83, formerly of Mentone, died at 3:10 p.m. Friday in the Plymouth Merry Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Cook was born April 3, 1897 in Franklin Township to Alexander and Inez HARTUNG COOK.  He had lived in Franklin and Newcastle townships since 1971.  He was married Nov. 1923 to Marie MORRETT in Gand Rapids, Mich.  She died July 1946.  He was later married to Mary ALWELT in Oct., 1951 in Angola.  She died June 1969.  He was a farmer and livestock buyer.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wilma PHILLIPS, Plymouth; a stepson, Gordon ALWELT, Illinois; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.  A son, two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 a.m. Monday in the King Memorial Funeral Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Monday, June 2, 1980

 

Mary A. Newcomb

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Mary Alice NEWCOMB, 80, Rt. 1, Rochester, who died at 1 a.m. Saturday in he South Bend Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient five weeks.

Mrs. Newcomb was born Dec. 25, 1899 in Fulton County to Peter and Maude DOWNS LOWE.  She was married June 6, 1923 in Rochester to Carl B. NEWCOMB, who died Oct. 20, 1971.  She was a co-owner of the Fulton County Community Sales until retirement.  She was a nationally accredited flower judge; a Manitou Garden Club Charter Member; a member of the Rochester Woman’s Club, Order of Eastern Star, Green Oak Club, Mt. Zion Club, Rebekah Lodge, Logansport Rose Society, R.K.K. Club, and the Sigma Delta Pi Sorority.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joanne BENDALL, Rochester, and Mrs. Roger (Marcia) SMITH, Eureka, Ill.; five grandchildren, JoEllen BENDALL, Rochester; Cindy WEBB, Lynne, Becky and Kathryn SMITH, all of Eureka, Ill.; and a great-grandson, Simon WEBB, Eureka.  A sister preceded in death.

Officiating the services will be the Rev. Junior BOSE with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 4-9 p.m. and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Bina B. Nitcher

Bina B. NITCHER, 82, Plymouth, died at 7:55 p.m. Saturday in the Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  He had been in failing health two years.

Mr. Nitcher was born March 1, 1898 in Burket to George and Elmira COLE NITCHER.  He had been a Plymouth resident most of his life.  He was married to [Lulu] HALL, Oct. 10, 1917 in St. Joseph, Mich.  She died Oct. [9], 1976.  He was a member of the Plymouth American Legion and the Rochester Apostolic Pentacostal Church, and a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are a son, George R. NITCHER, Ober; five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Martha) SALACH, Mrs. Robert (Goldie) MORRISON, and Mrs. Sam (Virginia) SPENCER, all of Plymouth; Mrs. Armond (Betty) RITTER, Rochester; and Mrs. DeVere (Lula Mae) WALLACE, Argos; forty-nine grandchildren; ninety-four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Jeanette [NITCHER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. [Robert G. RITTER, Sr.] officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, June 3, 1980

 

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Wednesday, June 4, 1980

 

Louise F. Hooker

Mrs. Louise F. HOOKER, 75, Argos, died unexpectedly at her home Tuesday, June 3 at 5:45 p.m.

Mrs. Hooker was born June 6, 1904 at Sevastapool, Ind. to Orval and Nellie WARREN FEAR.  She was retired from Prices Abattoir, Plymouth.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joanne SMITH, Plymouth and Mrs. Lou (Alyce) HUGHES, Huntington; three sons, Ken HOOKER, Plymouth, and Jerry and Michael HOOKER, both of Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Marie McCLURE, Mrs. Violet ELLIOTT and Mrs. Edna WEEDING, Plymouth; two brothers, Jack FEAR and Sam FEAR, both of Argos; twenty-one grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Mrs. Roselyn SYLER and her husband, Lester “Hutch” HOOKER, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Bessie E. Agnew

Mrs. Bessie E. AGNEW, 92, Kewanna, died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in the Kokomo St. Joseph Hospital where she had been a patient since May 16.  She had been residing at the Sycamore Village Health Care Center in Kokomo since December 1979.

Mrs. Agnew was born Feb. 15, 1888 in a log cabin on Indiana 14, northwest of Kewanna, to Rudolph and Lucy Ann GARMAN ZELLERS.  She was married to Robert W. AGNEW in 1910.  He died in 1954.  She was a member of the Frankfort United Methodist Church, and the Frankfort Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne [AGNEW], Kokomo, and John [AGNEW], Kewanna; a daughter, Mrs. Lois SIGHTS, South Bend; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  Three brothers, a sister and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church.

 

Thursday, June 5, 1980 to Friday, June 6, 1980

 

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Saturday, June 7, 1980

 

Darrell D. Zartman

Darrell David ZARTMAN, 34, of 617 Indiana Avenue, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks.  He had been in failing health for a year.

Mr. Zartman was born Aug. 24, 1945 in Fulton County to Carl and Vada ODEN ZARTMAN.  He had lived here most of his life.  He had served in the Army.

Surviving are his parents, Mrs. Vada ZARTMAN, Rochester, and Carl ZARTMAN and his step-mother, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Vivian) GROVE, Mrs. Dan (Faye) ENYART, and Mrs. Roy (Erma) RODEWALD, all of Rochester; and Mrs. Wanda NYE, Hot Springs,Ark.; a brother, Victor [ZARTMAN], Kokomo; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Rudell SPARKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Monday, June 9, 1980

 

Parker R. McGriff

Parker R. McGRIFF, 86, Rt. 2, Argos, died at 12:19 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital where he had been a patient two days.

Mr. McGriff was born Oct. 12, 1893 in Walnut Township, Marshall County to Thomas and Sarah SHIREMAN McGRIFF.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter and served with the Indiana National Guard during World War I.  He was married Oct. 21, in Argos to Elsie STAYTON, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Marcella SCHMELTZ, Bellville, Mich., and Mrs. Rosemary MONTAGUE, Bourbon; four sons, Paul, Robert, and Raymond [McGRIFF], all of Argos, and James [McGRIFF], Fort Myers, Fla; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Millie FULTZ, South Bend.  Two sons, Rolland and Max Joe [McGRIFF], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos with the Rev. Roy FISHBURN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of service Wednesday.

 

Sister Marie Fabiana

Sister Marie FABIANA, 87, died Saturday night at Our Lady of the Angels, Mount Alvera, Mishawaka.

She was born in Wayne Township, Fulton County, april 21, 1893 to John and Mary HARRIGAN McLOCHLIN.

Surviving are a sister, Gertrude HOLLAND, Rochester, and a brother, Albert McLOCHLIN, Star City.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Mount Alvera.
Agnes R. Surguy

Mrs. Agnes R. SURGUY, 75, Mentone, died at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She had been in failing health for several years.

Mrs. Surguy was born Oct. 28, 1904 in Leesburg to Ira and Maude TROUP LONG.  She married Fred SURGUY in 1929 in Warsaw, who survives.  She was a retired school teacher, attended Cook’s  Chapel Church and was a member of the Mentone DAR.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leesburg Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, June 10, 1980

 

Russell O. Snider

Russell O. SNIDER, 76, 304 Race Street, died at 3:30 a.m. today at his residence.

Mr. Snider was born May 31, 1904 in Deedsville to Oliver and Mary DEWALD SNIDER.  He had lived here nine years, moving from South Bend after living here prior to 1942.  He was married July 26, 1930 in Rochester to Garnett HUPP, who survives.  He was a retired machinist from the Studebaker Corp. and Vance Engineering.  He was a member of the South Bend Royal Arch, South Bend Masonic Lodge, Knights Templar, and the Rochester Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Lester [SNIDER], Niles, Mich., and Max [SNIDER], Palo Alto, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Shirley) ROCKHILL, Fortville; and Mrs. Richard (Maryanne) SOBIERALSKI, South Bend; eleven grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, June 11, 1980

 

Russell O. Snider

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Russell O. SNIDER, 76, who died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Officiating the services will be the Rev. Morris HOWELL with burial in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from     2-9 p.m. today.  The Rochester Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial rites at 8 p.m. today.

 

Hazel Metzger

Hazel METZGER, 82, former South Bend resident, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at her residence in the Hamilton Grove Retirement Home, New Carlisle.

Miss Metzger was born Sept. 17, 1897 in Prairie Grove area near Kewanna to Jacob and Elizabeth MILLER METZGER.  She retired in 1962 from the Indiana-Michigan Electric Co., South Bend.  She was a member of the South Bend Grace United Methodist Church, she was a member of the South Bend Civic Planning Association, and was a member of the South Bend Buriness Professional Women’s Association.

Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Katherine HUNTINGTON, Kennsington, Conn.; several cousins.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from noon until services Friday.


 

Thursday, June 12, 1980

 

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Friday, June 13, 1980

 

Darrell D. Creviston

Darrell D. [CREVISTON], 38, West Covina, Calif., died Thursday at 6:30 p.m. following a short illness.

Mr. Creviston was born Sept. 13, 1942 in Argos to Auldo and Mary CREVISTON.

Surviving with the mother are three children, Julia, Kendra and Donald CREVISTON, all of Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Gene (Donna) TURNIPSEED, fulton; Mrs. Don (Mary) ULERY, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Tony (Helen) TREESE, Columbia City; and Mrs. John (Gloria) SMITH, Goshen; a brother, Steve [CREVISTON], Fletcher’s Lake.  The father and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be held Saturday in West Covina, Calif.

 

Saturday, June 14, 1980

 

Naomi M. Ege

Naomi M. EGE, 55, Denver, died at 8:43 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.

Mrs. Ege was born Sept. 10, 1925 at Macy to Russell and Mildred WELLER ZIMMERMAN.  She was married to Willard “Duke” EGE Jr., Oct. 20, 1946 at Macy.  He survives.  She was a member of the Peru Ladies of the Moose and a member of the Denver Baptist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Ricky [EGE], Denver, four grandchildren, and a brother, Ellis [ZIMMERMAN], Peru.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, June 16, 1980

 

Darrell D. Creviston

Services were held Saturday for Darrell DeWight CREVISTON, 38, in West Covina, Calif.

He was born Sept. 13, 1942 in Argos to Auldo and Mary SMITH CREVISTON.

Surviving are his mother, Mary [CREVISTON]; three children, Julia, Kendra, and Donald CREVISTON of Rochester; his wife, Shirley [CREVISTON]; three step-children, Deanne, Ginger and Rob, in California; five sisters, Mrs. Tony (Helen) TREESE, Columbia City; Mrs. John (Gloria) SMITH, Goshen; Mrs. Gene (Donna) TURNIPSEED, Fulton; Mrs. Don (Mary) ULERY, Twelve Mile and Mrs. Ruth COOK, Columbia City; a brother, Steven CREVISTON, Logansport.  His father and two sisters preceded in death.
A. Judson Dillon

A. Judson DILLON, 59, Culver, principal of the Culver Community High School, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday of a sudden illness while fishing on Lake Maxinkuckee.

All school activities at Culver will be cancelled Tuesday due to Mr. Dillon’s death.  Activities cancelled include boys and girls basketball clinics, summer band and all driver education classes.

Dillon had been the principal at Culver for the past two years, having worked in the school system since 1968.  Prior to working at Culver he had worked in the South Bend School system.

He had graduated from Culver High School in 1938 and went to Purdue University where he graduated in 1942.  He received his Master of Science degree from Purdue in 1965 and received his Educational Specialist degree in 1970.

Mr. Dillon was born Sept. 6, 1920 in South Bend to Arthur J. and Mildred COOPER DILLON.  He was married Dec. 28, 1941 at Culver to Dollis ZECHIEL, who survives.  He was a member of the Culver Grace United Church of Christ, Past Master of the Culver Masons, Past Worthy Patron of the Culver Order of Eastern Star, South Bend Scottish Rite, Orak Shrine of Hammond, Indiana State Teachers Association, and National Education Association.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Cheryl BOSWELL, Birmingham, Mich., and Mrs. Joan FREES, Delano, Minn.; a son, Dr. Gary DILLON, M.D., Columbia City; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Barbara COOPER, Buchanan, Mich.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Culver Grace United Church of Christ with the Rev. Thomas FRENCH officiating.  Burial will follow in the Culver Masonic Cemetery with the Henry H. Culver Lodge, F&AM, conducting graveside rites.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home today and until noon Tuesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Culver Grace United Church of Christ or the Culver Community High School Scholarship Fund.

 

Byron Rentschler

Byron “Barney” RENTSCHLER, 57, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 2:13 a.m. today at Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He had been in failing health for five months.

Mr. Rentschler was born Dec. 9, 1922 in Fulton to George and Bessie BUCHANAN RENTSCHLER.  He had lived all of his life in the Fulton community.  He was married Dec. 31, 1944 in Shelby to Ruth C. STINNETT, who survives.  He was a farmer and for the past 2 1/2 years he had been employed by the Wickes Lumber Co., Logansport.  He was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church, the Manitou Moose Lodge, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Logansport.

Surviving with the wife are his mother, Bessie RENTSCHLER, Rt. 6, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Judith) SENSENICH, Goshen; two sons, Larry G. and Roy [RENTSCHLER], both of Rt. 6, Rochester; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lyman (Helen) KING, Rt. 6, Rochester; three brothers, Carl [RENTSCHLER], Twelve Mile; Joe [RENTSCHLER], Albuquerque, N.M.; and Raymond [RENTSCHLER], Rochester.  His father died in 1971.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until the hour of service.
Wilmer H. Carpenter

Wilmer H. CARPENTER, 63, died June 9 in the Eureka Springs Municipal Hospital, Ark.

He was born Sept. 12, 1916 near Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  He was a member of the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, the Eureka Springs Elks Lodge No. 1042, the American Legion Post No. 75 of Geneva, Ill., the Disabled American Veterans of Arkansas, the Second Air Division Association and the Holiday Island Men’s Golf Association.  He resided in Rochester from August 1958 to October 1967 when they moved to Geneva, Ill., and then finally moved to Holiday Island in July of 1974.  He was a charter member of the Rochester Elks lodge.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Robert David [CARPENTER], Arlington Heights, Ill., and a brother, Arthur Leaver [CARPENTER], Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  His parents and a daughter preceded in death.

Rosary services were held Wednesday, June 11 in the Greenlee Funeral Chapel with the Father Raymond ROSSIE officiating.  Memorial mass services were held Thursday, June 12 at 11 a.m. in the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.  Cremation followed with interment services to be held in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, at Plymouth on Saturday, June 28 at 1 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Eureka Springs, Ark. Ambulance Fund or to the American Heart Association.

 

Tuesday, June 17, 1980

 

Lurah Swantner

Lurah SWANTNER, 85, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru, and formerly of Chili, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

Mrs. Swantner was born Nov. 8, 1894, in Chili to Amos and Georgia MILLER LONG.  She had lived in Chili her entire life.  She was married June 27, 1923 near Chili to William SWANTNER, who died Oct. 28, 1958.  She was a life member of the Chili United Methodist Church and a member of the Mexico Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are two sons, John [SWANTNER], Chili, and Rev. Thomas [SWANTNER], Illinois; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) GUYER, Kokomo, and Mrs. Richard (Marilou) NEFF, Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel EBEY, Roann, and Mrs. Noah (Edith) KOTTERMAN, Phoenix, Ariz.; sixteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren.  A son and two grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Grandstaff Funeral Home, Roann, with the Rev. Gary HOUSTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call after   5 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, June 18, 1980

 

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Thursday, June 19, 1980

 

Milo H. Swihart

Milo H. SWIHART, 76, Argos, died unexpectedly at 5:03 a.m. today at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

Mr. Swihart was born Oct. 21, 1903 near Argos to Lewis and Margaret BUNDY SWIHART.  He was first married in 1923 to Retha FISHER who died in 1946.  He later married Viola CRIPE in 1947 who died in 1959.  He latr married Nellie CROUDER in 1960 who survives.  He was a retired farmer and attended the Argos Congregational Christian Church and had lived in Argos two years, having moved from Cook Lake, near Plymouth.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Harold [SWIHART], Bourbon; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Nora HOLCOMB, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Lona SHAFFER, Argos.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral home, Argos, with the Rev. Alex DeGOLYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren Cemetery, southeast of Argos.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, and until the hour of service Saturday.

 

Gerald Piotter

Indianapolis (AP) - The 9-year-old Little League baseball player who was struck in the chest by a pitched ball died as a result of the accident and other undisclosed complications, according to a Methodist Hospital spokesman.

Gerald PIOTTER Jr., of Macy, Ind., had been in critical condition since his heart stopped in the incident during a game last Saturday night.

The youngster was injured as he batted in the second inning.  The umpire said at first it appeared Gerald had the wind knocked out of hime and that the pitch didn’t appear to be especially hard.

The boy took a couple of steps toward first base before he collapsed.

He had been flown from Dukes Hospital in Peru to Indianapolis, where he died Wednesday.

Earlier, a hospital physician said that type of cardiac arrest “is fairly rare.”

Dr. Henry BOCK said the pitch would have had “to hit almost directly over the heart area and hit solid . . . .  Anybody could do the same thing to somebody else by hitting their fist on their chest.  It doesn’t really have to be that hard, but it has to jar the heart to some degree.”

Gerald was born Jan. 12, 1971 in Rochester to Gerald B. and Carol HAHN PIOTTER.  He was a fourth grade student at St. John’s Lutheran School, Peru.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Philip [PIOTTER], and a sister, Kimberly Jo [PIOTTER], both at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip HAHN, Peru, and Mrs. Bessie PIOTTER, Rt. 2, Macy.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Peru, with the Rev. Stephen CARTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery in Cass County.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.  Memorial contributions may be made to the North Miami boys and girls Little League and the St. John’s Lutheran School.
Florence M. Koebeke

Florence M. KOEBEKE, 75, Rt. 2, Lucerne, died at 8:26 a.m. Wednesday in the Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Koebeke was born June 13, 1905 at Grass Creek to William B. and Eyda KOESTER HIZER.  She was married to Burton RASDEN in 1925, who died in 1951.  She married John KOEBEKE in 1954, who preceded in death.  She was a member of Indian Creek Christian Church at Lucerne, Royal Center Pythian Sisters, Winamac Eagles Auxillary.

Surviving are three brothers, Roland and Donald HIZER, Rt. 2, Kewanna, and Earl HIZER, Logansport; a sister, Mrs.­Violet ARCHER, South Bend; and eleven nieces and nephews.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Royal Center with the Rev. Robert G. KREE officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Christian Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.  Pythian Sisters memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today, and the Eagles Auxillary memorial service will be at 8 p.m. today.

 

Friday, June 20, 1980

 

Linda Clemens

Linda CLEMENS, 31, Peoria, Ill., died early today in a Peoria hospital.

Mrs. Clemens was born March 2, 1949 in Lubbock, Texas, to James and Lois McALLISTER.  She was married to the Rev. Fred CLEMENS.  She was a former Culver resident.

Surviving with the husband and father are a step-mother, Harriet McALLISTER, Rochester; three sisters, Brenda SANDALL, Pekin, Ill.; Martha TYSON, Dallas, Texas; and Gwen [McALLISTER], Rochester; a brother, Brent [McALLISTER], Rochester; and a grandmother, Helen MORGAN, Peoria, Ill.  She was preceded in death by her mother in 1951.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

Marjorie McColley

Marjorie McCOLLEY, 82, Akron, died at 5 a.m. today in the Plymouth Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient two days.

Mrs. McColley was born Jan. 5, 1898 in Pulaski County to Walter and Bertha HILL WHEATLEY.  She was married Dec. 15, 1915 to Emerson McCOLLEY, who died in 1958.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God, World War II Mothers, Gold Star Mothers.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Max (Ruth) McNEAR, Plymouth; a son, Herman [McCOLLEY], Kewanna; a brother, Lewis WHEATLEY], South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Hazel LEDFORD, Covington, Ky., a half-sister, Mrs. Don (Ruby) BEATTIE, South Bend; a half-brother, Claude [McCOLLEY], Kokomo; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.  Two daughters and a son preceded in death.

Arrangements are pending at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Saturday, June 21, 1980

 

Linda Clemens

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the First church of God, Peoria, Ill., for Linda McALLISTER CLEMENS, 31, Peoria, Ill., who died early Friday morning.  Friends may call at the Peoria First Church of God Sunday from 6-8 p.m.

Mrs. Clemens was the daughter of James McALLISTER, Rochester.


 

Marjorie McColley

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Akron Church of God for Marjorie McCOLLEY, 82, Akron, who died at 5 a.m. Friday.  Officiating the service will be the Rev. James HALL.  Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Virgil R. Klapp

Virgil R. KLAPP, 82, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 1:55 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient five days, following a year’s illness.

Mr. Klapp was born July 25, 1897 in Marshall County to Emmanuel and Ida BOTTORFF KLAPP.  He was married March 3, 1925 at Centerville, Mich., to Doris BURKE, who survives.  He had lived here 10 years, moving from Elkhart.  He retired in 1963 from the Railway Express Agency, South Bend, after 42 years employment, and was an assistant to his wife in the nursing home management in Mishawaka, Walterton and Argos.  He was a member of the Rochester Westside Apostolic Church, a veteran of World War I.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Beverly) SECRLE, Rochester, and Miss Elinore KLAPP, New Orleans, La.; two sons, John [KLAPP], St. Petersburg, Fla., and Robert [KLAPP], Mobile, Ala.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ray (Lucretia) CLARK, Plymouth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Revs. Kenneth MENDENHALL and Donald MILLER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of service Monday.

 

Monday, June 23, 1980

 

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Tuesday, June 24, 1980

 

Paul E. Robbins

Paul E. ROBBINS, 79, formerly of Denver, died Sunday afternoon at St. Joseph Hospital, Brainerd, Minn.

Mr. Robbins was born March 1, 1901 in Macy to William E. and Florence SMILEY ROBBINS.  He was married to Bessy RIDGE at Reed City, Mich., who survives.  He retired from the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in 1966.  He was a member of the Denver United Methodist Church, Pine River Masonic Lodge in Minnesota, and the Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne.

Surviving with the wife are two step-sons, Lloyd BARTON, Danville, Ill., and Sam BARTON, Boakwood, Ill.; and four grandchildren.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Gary HUSTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Denver Westlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Eva G. Hiatt

Eva G. HIATT, 93, of 513 West Fifth St., died at 8:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been a patient for a month and ill for a year.

She was born April 9, 1887 in Kokomo to Robert and Elizabeth HEATHCOAT GORDON.  She had lived here since 1967.  She was married twice; to Virgil BRITTON in 1910 who preceded her in death in 1943, and to Elvert HIATT, Jan. 1, 1947 who died in 1957.  She was a former employee of Delco Electronics Plant, Kokomo, and a member of the Friends Church of New Hope, near Kokomo.

Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Amos (Helen) WILKERSON, Greentown; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Elmer “Jack” GORDON and Charles A. GORDON, both of Rochester.  Her parents, a step-daughter and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Bertha KISTLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Wednesday, June 25, 1980

 

Marie G. Gerstner

Marie G. GERSTNER, 82, formerly of 1518 Madison St., died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She was born Aug. 20, 1897 in Shelby County.  She had lived here seven years, moving from Cincinnati.  Her husband,Vincent GERSTNER, died in 1962.

Surviving are three nieces and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Peter GUE, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Miller Funeral Home, Cincinnati.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cincinnati.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and at the Miller Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.

 

Thursday, June 26, 1980

 

Russell L. Shipley

Russell L. SHIPLEY, 86, Athens, died at 3:15 a.m. today at the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester.  He had been ill for the past six years.

Mr. Shipley was born June 3, 1894 in Disko to Aaron and Anna McKEE SHIPLEY.  He had lived in Athens since 1919.  He was married Nov. 27, 1915 to Verna FIGERT, who survives.  He was a teacher in Fulton County for 30 1/2 years, and taught four years in Miami County before retiring in 1961.  He had operated the general store in Athens for 30 years and served on the Henry Township Advisory Board.  He was a substitute teacher, assisted in assessing and was a substitute postmaster in Athens.  He was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, Akron Masonic Lodge, Royal Arch of Rochester, National Retired Teachers Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and Fulton County Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Dale [SHIPLEY], Indianapolis, and Bill [SHIPLEY], Rochester; four grandsons; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beulah WERTENBERGER, and Mildred WEITZEL, both of Mishawaka; three brothers, Carl [SHIPLEY, Silver Lake, Charles [SHIPLEY], Peru, and Raymond [SHIPLEY], Anderson, S.C.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after       2 p.m. Friday.


 

Howard J. Slifer

Howard J. SLIFER, 72, Twelve Mile, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 30, 1907 to Ira and Mary Amanda DAWSON.  He married Nellie A. GLASSBURN, Dec. 25, 1929 in Twelve Mile, who survives.  He was the founder of Slifer Motors, Twelve Mile and a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church and Twelve Mile Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are a son, J. R. SLIFER, Twelve Mile; a step-son, Richard L. WELLER, Logansport; two daughters, Sandra TIEGLER, Denver, and Patricia DICKERHOFF, Logansport; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; four sisters, Hazel SWANSON, Twelve Mile; Ethel PETITT, Tampa, Fla., Mildred SLIFER, Marion, and Marjorie POWELL, Logansport; and a brother, Arthur “Red” SLIFER, Seattle, Wash.  A son and brother preceded him in death.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. John PATTISON officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Masonic graveside rites will be conducted.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Dennis D. Stockberger

Word was received today of the death of Dennis D. STOCKBERGER, 85, of 1333 East Elm St., Springfield, Mo., a native of Fulton County and a graduate of Rochester High School.

Mr. Stockberger died June 3 at his home following a heart attack.

A Springfield resident for 50 years, he worked 38 years as a salesman for the Armco Steel Co. and for Central Dodge.  He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years.

He was the son of Joel STOCKBERGER who was a partner of Lee HISEY in the Stockberger and Hisey Hardware Store which was on the southeast corner of Ninth and Main streets in Rochester for many years.

Mr. Stockberger is survived by his wife, Ethel [STOCKBERGER].

 

Friday, June 27, 1980

 

Agnes Richard

Agnes RICHARD, 85, Plymouth, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital of a stroke, following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Richard was born Nov. 5, 1894 in Monterey to Joseph and Mary CRIST.  She had been a resident of Plymouth since May 4, 1917.  She married Charles A. RICHARD May 24, 1917, who suvives.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Rosary Society, Plymouth.

Surviving are four daughters, Martha ZEIGER, Rochester; Loyola DAVIS, Plymouth; Lucy SCHLOSSER, Plymouth, and Julie HART, Chandler, Ariz.; four sons, Joseph [RICHARD], Rochester; Louis and Robert [RICHARD], Plymouth, and Raymond [RICHARD], South Bend; a brother, Isadore CRIST, Kewanna; three sisters, Bertha HARTMAN, Plymouth; Bernice HOFFMAN, South Bend, and Mrs. Julie FAULSTICH, Monterey; thirty=two grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, a sister, two children and a grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Michael’s Catholid Church with Father Thomas DORIOT officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, after 3 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home today.


 

Saturday, June 28, 1980

 

Grace M. Zolman

Grace M. ZOLMAN, 87, Kokomo, died at 12:40 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.  She had been in failing health three months.

Mrs. Zolman was born Oct. 3, 1892 in Illinois to Julius and Louisa WOOLERY SMITH.  She had lived in the South Bend area for 20 years.  She was married to Dallas F. ZOLMAN, March 14, 1912.  He died in 1967.  She was a member of the South Bend Community Baptist Church.

Surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at the St. Joseph Valley cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Vaughn SPRUNGER officiating.  Friends may call at the Neptune Funeral Home, Burlington, from 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, June 30, 1980

 

Porter W. Ellison

Porter W. ELLISON, 73, Royal Center, died at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac at 9:15 a.m. Saturday.

He was born Sept. 25, 1906 in Claiborn County, Tenn., to Wiley and Ollie WHITAKER ELLISON.  He was married to Mary M. FLETCHER on Feb. 11, 1928 in Tennessee; she survives.  He was a retired mechanic and a retired marshal of Royal Center.  He was a member of the Baptist Church in Tazewell, Tenn.

Surviving with the wife are the father, of Tazewell; five sons, Reaferd [ELLISON], of Bradley, Ill.; Buford [ELLISON], Rt. 1, Royal Center; Thomas W. [ELLISON], Kampsville, Ill.; James D. [ELLISON], Logansport; and Stanley W. [ELLISON], Rochester; three daughters, Juanita KOEKENBERG, Medaryville; Loretta CLEVELAND, Judsonia, Ark.; and Beverly DePOY, Rt. 2, Royal Center; four brothers, Wheeler [ELLISON], of Tazewell; Virgil [ELLISON], Kankakee, Ill.; Frank [ELLISON], Rockwell, Ind.; and Wiley [ELLISON] Jr., Downey, Calif.; three sisters, Tamor SHORT, Carpentersville, Ill.; Hazel HOPPER and Stacie WILLIAMS, both of Tazewell; twenty-nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren.  A sister and the mother preceded in death.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. today in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Royal Center with the Rev. John BREXLER officiating.  Burial was in the Ever Rest Memorial Park at Logansport.
Ada L. Bailey

Ada Lee BAILEY, 88, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Peru Nursing Home.

Mrs. Bailey was born July 25, 1891 in Roanoke, Va. to William E. and Sarah TRICE MINNIX.  She married John H. BAILEY Feb. 7, 1923 in Erie, Ind.   He died July 19, 1978.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Surviving are two daughters, Ruth B. STEVENS and Shirley ULERICK, Twelve Mile; two sons, Leo H. BAILEY, Peru, and John Dale BAILEY, Salt Lake City, Utah; twelve grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.  Two grandchildren, a great-grandchild and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with Elder Edward SCHMIDT and Bishop Alen HILEMAN officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, July 1, 1980

 

Grant C. Felder

Grant C. FELDER, 78, formerly of Kewanna, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at his residence in Miamisburg, Ohio. Mr. Felder was born Sept. 20, 1901 in Indiana to Anthony E. and Cora MEYERS FELDER.  He married Hannah EISENBERGER, who died June 11, 1959.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Carroll [FELDER], Miamisburg, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Alice WILLIAMS, Miamisburg, Ohio, and three grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:;30 p.m. at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, July 2, 1980

 

Hiram A. Ritchie

Hiram Alex RITCHIE, 29, Bulan, Ky., died Monday at 6 p.m. at Buckhorn Lake, Ky., of gunshot wounds suffered while serving papers for the Prairie County Sheriff’s Department.  Ritchie was born Nov. 2, 1950 in Hazard, Ky., to Hershell and Beulah SMITH RITCHIE.  His father died in 1975 and his mother married Howard BESSETTE, Rochester.  He was married in Rochester in May 1974 to Barbra A. CALDWELL, who survives.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971 and was a city patrolman in Hazard before becoming a sheriff’s deputy.

Surviving with the wife, mother and step-father are a son, Charles [RITCHIE], and a daughter, Dawn [RITCHIE], both at home; two sisters, Lola and Sheila [RITCHIE], Rochester; seven brothers, Hershell Jr., Richard, David, William and Douglas [RITCHIE], Rochester; Jimmie [RITCHIE], Macy, and Lloyd [RITCHIE], with the U.S. Army in Germany; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Silas RITCHIE, Tribbey, Ky., and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Angeline RITCHIE, Franklin, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Church of God, Tribbey, Ky.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Assembly of God Church, Rochester, where the body will lie in state for an hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where a National Guard honor unit will conduct graveside rites.


 

Thursday, July 3, 1980

 

William H. Dittmer

William H. DITTMER, 86, Four Seasons Mobile Home Court, died at 5:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill several months.

Mr. Dittmer was born Nov. 21, 1893 in Davenport, Iowa, to William P. and Anna PETERSEN DITTMER.  He had lived here since 1944, having moved from New Carlisle, Ind.  He was married Jan.9, 1926 in South Bend to Bertha Irene RHOADES, who survives.  He was the former owner of Goodwill Advertising Distributors.  He was a member of the Rochester First Christian Church, Rochester F&AM, Scottish Rite of South Bend and Mizpah Shrine Temple of Fort Wayne.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dairl (Wilma) BORDER, Rochester; three grandchildren, William, Duane and David BORDER, all of Rochester; two step-grandchildren, Joanna K. SMITH and Mrs. Karen SHAFER; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and 2-6 p.m. Friday.  Masonic rites will be conducted today at 7:30 p.m.

 

Lucy M. Good

Lucy M. GOOD, 81, Argos, died at 5:40 a.m. today at Plymouth Parkview Hospital following a nine-year illness.

Mrs. Good was born Aug. 26, 1898 in Fulton County to Charles and Eva SMITH COPLEN.  She was married Feb. 8, 1919 in Rochester to Russell GOOD, who died in 1972.  She had lived in Argos most of her married life and was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Carmen) ALDERFER, Rt. 1, Argos, and Mrs. Ray (Joan) FREED, Plymouth; a son, Wendell [GOOD], Argos; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine IRELAN, Kokomo, Mrs. Hope WALDO, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Doris CRAIG, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and until the hour of service Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.

 

Hiram Ritchie

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church, Rochester, for Hiram RITCHIE, 29, Bulen, Ky., who was killed at 6 p.m. Monday while serving papers for the Prairie County Sheriff’s Department.

Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Friday.  The body will lie in state for an hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery where a National Guard unit will conduct graveside rites.
Olive A. Gillespie

Olive A. GILLESPIE, 71, Akron, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, following several months illness.

Miss Gillespie was born March 3, 1909 at Berne to Joshua and Mary May SHERBURN GILLESPIE.  She had lived in Akron 15 years, having moved from Rochester.  She had worked for the Public Service Co. in Rochester for 30 years.

Surviving are a brother, William [GILLESPIE], Silver Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Maxine) KUHN, Warsaw, and Betty GILLESPIE, Akron; and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Lake Lakeview Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, July 4, 1980

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Saturday, July 5, 1980

 

Everett M. Ault

Everett Morris AULT, 72, former resident of Monterey, residing at the Rochester Nursing Home the past seven months, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday at the Rochester Nursing Home.  He had been in failing health for the past four years.

Mr. Ault was born May 13, 1907 near Rochester to Fred and Grace MORRIS AULT.  He had lived most of his life in this area.  He was a painter and an interior decorator.

Surviving are a brother, Guy AULT, Rochester; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good funeral Home with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizen’s Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today.

 

Monday, July 7, 1980

 

Lulu M. Myers

Lulu M. MYERS, 79, 62 McKinstry Ave., Peru, died at 6:15 a.m. Friday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born March 15, 1901 in Denver, Ind., to W.W. and Ona BIGGS FRENCH.  She married Arthur MYERS in 1919; he died in 1955.  She was retired from the Square D Co. in Peru and was a member of the Church of Jesue Christ, Latter Day Saints.

Surviving are a son, Louis [MYERS], Peru; a sister, Marie DAILEY, Peru; seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third St., Peru.  Bishop Edward SCHMIDT will officiate.  Burial will be in the Reyburn Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Carrie A. Sixbey

Carrie A. SIXBEY, 81, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at her residence Saturday after a three-week illness.

She was born Oct. 16, 1898 in the Burton Community to Frank and Mary MILLISER WALES and had lived her entire life in this area.  She married Mark E. SIXBEY March 26, 1919.  He died Aug. 9, 1971.  She was a member and past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star 322 at Kewanna and was a member and past noble grand of Rebekah Lodge 140 at Kewanna.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Donna) LEAVELL, Loganspot, and Mrs. C. J. (Patsy) EVANS, Kewanna; three sons, Robert [SIXBEY], Rochester; Dr. M. D. SIXBEY, Chili, and Joe [SIXBEY], of Caldwell, Idaho; eleven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  Two grandchildren and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond PROBASCO officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday.  The Kewanna Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 8 o’clock tonight.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Tuesday, July 8, 1980

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, July 9, 1980

 

Mary E. Sensibaugh

Mary E. SENSIBAUGH, 70, Rt. 5, Warsaw, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Mrs. Sensibaugh was born Dec. 18, 1909 in Kosciusko County to John and Lillie WEAVER RUSH.  She had lived in the Warsaw area 20 years, moving from Rochester.  She was married to Glen F. SENSIBAUGH who survives.

Surviving with the husband are two step-daughters, Mrs. John (Ethel) BOLINGER, and Mrs. Loyal (BernaDine) WEED, both of Warsaw; two step-sons, Firman [SENSIBAUGH], Warsaw, and Harold [SENSIBAUGH], Silver Lake; a daughter-in-law, Ruby ABRAHAM, Silver Lake; a sister, Ann ESPICH, Plymouth; a grandson; several step-grandchildren. A son, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Graveside services will be held at the Harrison Center Cemetery Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Robert GIDLEY officiating.  Friends may call at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, July 10, 1980

 

Ethel Nellans

Ethel NELLANS, 86, Rt. 1, Argos, died at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital following a 3-month illness.

Mrs. Nellans was born Aug. 9, 1893 near Tiosa to William and Isada BECK ROGERS.  She was married Jan. 25, 1913 near Tiosa to Otis NELLANS, who survives.  She was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret NELLANS, Rt. 3, Rochester; a son, Paul NELLANS, Rt. 5, Rochester; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jean PORTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of services Saturday.

 

Clella R. Luckenbill

Services were held today in Columbia City for Clella Ruth LUCKENBILL, 87, Columbia City, who died at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday in the Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Columbia City.

Mrs. Luckenbill was born June 12, 1893 in Nebraska.  She was a member of the Columbia City United Methodist Church; Ruth Rebekah Lodge, Order of Eastern Star and the Whitley County Historical Society.

Surviving are two daughters-in-law including Mrs. Hope LUCKENBILL, Waraaw; a brother, Lee SHARPE, Rochester, and five grandchildren.

Burial was to be in the South Park Cemetery, Columbia City.

 

Friday, July 11, 1980

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, July 12, 1980

 

Dewey E. Housouer

Dewey E. HOUSOUER, 53, Rt. 5, Syracuse, died at 3:24 p.m. Friday at South Bend Memorial Hospital following open heart surgery.

Mr. Housouer was born in Nappanee July 31, 1926 to Clyde and Pearl HIVELY HOUSOUER, who survives.  He was married Feb. 22, 1945 to Thelma FOUDY, who survives.  He was a rural mail carrier out of Nappanee and a real estate broker.  He was a member of the North Webster Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Jolene) HOLDERREAD, Milford; two sons, David [HOUSOUER, Rt. 5, Syracuse; Jeff [HOUSOUER], 618 Main St., Rochester; two grandchildren; a brother, James E. [HOUSOUER], Dallas, Texas.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the North Webster Church of God with the Rev. Brice CASEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Milford Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mishler Funeral Home, Milford, and at the church one hour prior to services.  Memorials may be made to the Child Evangelism Organization, Warsaw.
Monday, July 14, 1980

 

Fred R. Hermann

Fred R. HERMANN, 66, of 712 Pontiac St., died at 2:52 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital after an apparent coronary.

Mr. Hermann was born Aug. 16, 1913 in White County to Fred J. and Dora DERNFIELD HERMANN.  He had lived here 32 years, moving from Muskegon, Mich.  He was married Nov. 10, 1934 in LaPorte to Gertrude Ann GREENDYKE, who survives.  He was associated with the Sealed Power Corp. for 38 years.  He retired in 1976.  He was a lifetime member of the Abrasive Engineer Society.  He attended the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Diane) BATHRICK, Muskegon, Mich.; Mrs. Robert (Sandra) CARPENTER, Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. Jerry (Marcia) BERHENS, DesMoine, Iowa; and Mrs. Larry (Kristine) MUELLER, Rochester; four sons, Fred R. [HERMANN], Syracuse, N.Y.; Jerald [HERMANN], Rochester; Dr. Bruce D. [HERMANN], Winamac; and Brad [HERMANN], Macy; twenty-one grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Curtis (Grace) FOUST, Brookston; Mrs. Larry (Beth) DIETERLE, Pasadena, Calif.; Miss Mamie HERMANN, Muskegon, Mich.; and Mrs. Paul (Jo) TORNBLOOM, Sun City, Ariz.; two brothers, Rev. John C. HERMANN, Sioux City, S.D.; and Elmer C. HERMANN, Muskegon, Mich.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Don W. REITER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to Grace College, Winona Lake.

 

Daisy B. Frobish Powell

Daisy B. FROBISH POWELL, 82, formerly of Macy, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at her residence in Orange Park, Fla.

Mrs. Powell was born Nov. 28, 1897 in Illinois to Charles and Ida May KENNARD WIRTH.  She had lived in the Macy and Rochester area for 50 years.  She was first married Sept. 23, 1920 in Champaign, Ill., to Charles L. FROBISH, who died in September of 1957.  She later married Reed POWELL in November 1959.  He survives.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church, and the Macy Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Elaine) ROBERTS, Orange Park, Fla.; two sons, Leroy FROBISH, Onarga, Ill.; and John C. FROBISH, Zionsville; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Nellie STANTZ, Tucson, Ariz. three brothers, Bryan and Norman [WIRTH], Champaign, Ill., and Ernest [WIRTH], Montezuma, Ind.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester WALTHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Macy Plainview Cemetery.  Memorial services will be conducted by the Order of Eastern Star at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
John B. Hiestand

John B. HIESTAND, 87, Kewanna, died at 11:38 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Mr. Hiestand was born Oct. 20, 1892 in Morgan County to Lucius F. and Alamedia KIRKHAN HIESTAND.  He was married to Emma PFOST May 3, 1914 in Winamac.  She died in 1945.  He was a retired machinist at the Stewart-Warner Co., Indianapolis.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Nellie KNICKER, Rt. 1, Kewanna; Mrs. Olive CLINE, Thonotosassa, Fla.; Mrs. Elma FADDEN, Arlington Heights, Ill.; and Mrs. Virginia LUKETICH, Dyer; a sister, Mrs. Lurah ELLISON; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  A brother and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. today.

 

M. Elizabeth Knowlton

M. Elizabeth KNOWLTON, 89, formerly of Logansport, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Grand Rapids.

Born July 14, 1890 in Logansport, she was the daughter of August and Elizabeth ALHEIT KETTENRING.  She married Gerry H. KNOWLTON, July 31, 1912 in Logansport.  He died July 28, 1969.  She was a member of the Fidelity Chapter O.E.S. and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Surviving are a son, Robert John [KNOWLTON], Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs.   J. Vern (Alma) SCHELL, Rochester; Mrs. Alfred (Alice) MODEN, Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Donald (Lois) ZECH, Grand Rapids; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Fisher Funeral Chapel Inc., 303 W. Market St., Logansport.  The Rev. Raymond SKELTON will officiate.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 o’clock tonight and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Lula M. Diller

Lula May DILLER, 94, North Manchester, died Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Wabash County Hospital.  She had been residing at the Peabody Nursing Home, North Manchester.

Mrs. Diller was born Aug. 5, 1885 in Frankfort to Henry and Susie HOLLIS SMITH.  She had resided in North Manchester for 11 years, moving from Rochester.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Rochester Order of Eastern Star.  She was married to William W. DILLER June 7, 1903.  He died Sept. 8, 1944.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Peabody Nursing Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard CRAIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call one-half hour prior to services.
Tuesday, July 15, 1980

 

George F. Warren

George F. WARREN, 78, Burket, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  He had been a patient a day.

Mr. Warren was born April 22, 1902 to William and Antoinette DRIESBACH WARREN.  He had lived all his life in Burket.  He was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church and he was a retired employee of the Nickel Plate Railroad.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews.  Five brothers and four sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery near Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and until the hour of service Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, July 16, 1980

 

Arline Fenstermaker

Arline FENSTERMAKER, 64, 110 1/2 East Eighth St., died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at her son’s residence in Chicago.  She had been in failing health for the past five months.

Mrs. Fenstermaker was born Feb. 5, 1916 in Rochester to Sam and Cora WOOD HEDGES.  She was married Feb. 9, 1934 in Mishawaka to Cecil L. FENSTERMAKER, who died in 1967.  She was a member of the Rochester First Bsaptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Don L. FENSTERMAKER, Chicago; four grandchildren, including Don FENSTERMAKER, Rochester; the mother, Cora HEDGES, Rochester Nursing Home; three brothers, Gilbert HEDGES, Rochester, Carl HEDGES, Pueblo, Colo., and Gordon [HEDGES], Red Field, S.D.  She was preceded in death by her husband and father.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

 

Elizabeth P. Graffis

Elizabeth P. GRAFFIS, 88, Kewanna, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn hospital.

Services are pending at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna.

 

Thursday, July 17, 1980

 

Elizabeth P. Graffis

Services for Elizabeth P. GRAFFIS, 88, Kewanna, who died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with Neil MILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today and until time of services Friday.  Eastern Star services will be at 8 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.

Mrs. Graffis was born Jan. 14, 1892 near Grass Creek to George Preston and Agnes HARRISON HENDRICKSON.  She was married to Albert LOUGH on April 18, 1928 in Grass Creek; he died Oct. 15, 1943.  She was married to Thomas GRAFFIS June 29, 1948 in Rochester; he died Nov. 28, 1960.

She was a registered nurse and had worked at the Peru Railroad Hospital and at the Carneal Clinic in Winamac.


 

She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ, Kewanna Eastern Star, the Rebekah Lodge, the South Bend White Shrine, and the Kewanna Worthwhile Club.

Surviving are a step-son, Fred GRAFFIS, Rt. 3, Kewanna; two nieces, two nephews, three step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Four brothers preceded in death.

 

Altha J. Harrold

Altha J. HARROLD, 84, 204 North Broadway St., Mentone, died unexpectedly about 11 a.m. Tuesday at her home.

She was born Feb. 29, 1896 in Galliopolis, Ohio, to George and Alice HAMILTON.  She was married June 21, 1919 in Rochester to Ernest L. HARROLD, who died in 1973.  She was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church and the Kosciusko County Farm Bureau.

Surviving are a son, Dorris HARROLD, Akron; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Friday, July 18, 1980

 

Abe B. Krom

Abe B. KROM, 73, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he was a patient one day.  He had been in failing health for two years.

He was born April 8, 1907 northeast of Rochester to George W. and Minnie M. BLACKETOR KROM.  He spent his youth in this area and four years ago, he returned here from La Jolla, Calif.  He was married May 6, 1966 in Santa Anna, Calif., to Adeline DeGROOT, who survives.

He received his bachelor of science degree from Manchester College, his master of science degree in biology from Indiana University and studied at San Diego University.  He began his teaching career at Wabash, taught for one year in Japan, and also at the College of the Pacific.  He spent most of his teaching career in La Jolla.  He did extensive research in South America for the United Fruit Co., and also did research in Alaska.  He had been a student of Dr. Alfred KINSEY and did research for him and also was associated in research with Dr. Jonas SALK in La Jolla.

He did rexearch and collected specimens for the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Zoological Society of San Diego, and the Scripps Oceanography Institute in       La Jolla.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Wabash Masonic Lodge, the National Education Association, and the California Association of Education.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Norabelle BRYANT, Rochester; a brother, George KROM Jr., Rt. 2, Rochester; two step-daughters, Peggy THOMAS, Omaha, Neb., and Bonnie MURRAY, Battle Creek, Neb.; six step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  The parents and a sister, Mary [ALLEWELT] COOK, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. Teal YOUNCE and Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.
Virginia P. Shoemaker

Virginia Pearl SHOEMAKER, 32, Rt. 1, Mentone (Newcastle Township, near Talma), was pronounced dead on arrival at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Thursday at         4:10 p.m. after being run over or dragged by a farm wagon loaded with ear corn on County Road 500 South near Indiana 19 in Kosciusko County.

Mrs. Shoemaker was riding on a tractor with her husbnd, Paul SHOEMAKER, approaching Indiana 19 on County Road 500 South in Kosciusko County at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, when she attempted to apply the brake to the tractor.  As she was standing up, she fell off the back of the vehicle and was either run over or dragged by the loaded wagon, according to Kosciusko County police.  She died of massive internal injuries.

Mrs. Shoemaker was pregnant at the time of the accident and was believed to be in her seventh or eight month of bearing the child.  Emergency medical technicians and a doctor rode with the ambulance to Warsaw, administering CPR in an effort to save the child.

After arrival at the hospital, no heartbeat could be found for the child.

Mrs. Shoemaker was born April 26, 1948 in Delong to Roy E. and Virginia HAAG RENSBERGER, who survive.  She was married July 5, 1980 to Paul SHOEMAKER, who survives.  She was an employee of Hart, Schaffner & Marx in Rochester.

Surviving are two sons, Chad KISSINGER and John Lee KISSINGER, both at home; a daughter, Teresa KISSINGER, at home two step-sons, Jimmy and David SHOEMAKER, both at home; three step-daughters, Diane OGDEN and Kimberly SHOEMAKER, both at home; and Kendra SHOEMAKER, Warsaw; three brothers, Devon RENSBERGER, Nappanee; Carl RENSBERGER, Macy, and John RENSBERGER, Bremen; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Peggy) JOHNSON, Ripon, Wis., and Mrs. Rosemary POWELL, Rochester; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer HAAG, Tyner.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Buel MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Hamlet Cemetery near Talma.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

[NOTE:  The following appeared in The Rochester Sentinel, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1981.]:

The Indiana Court of Appeals refused on Monday to give a former Rochester man custody of his three children after the death of his ex-wife.

Vern KISSINGER Jr., now of Logansport, went to Fulton Circuit Court in 1980 to regain custody of his three children from their step-father, Paul SHOEMAKER of Mentone.  Kissinger’s ex-wife, Virginia, received custody when they were divorced in 1979.  When she died in a tractor accident in July 1980, the cildren continued to live with Shoemaker, her second husband.

Fulton Circuit Court Judge Douglas B. Morgon denied Kissinger’s petition for custody last September.  On Appeal, Kissinger argued that when a parent, who is granted custody of the children in a divorce decree, dies, custody of the children automatically goes to the surviving parent.

The appeals court, in an opinion written by Presiding Judge George B. Hoffman, disagreed, saying, “The disposition of children is not controlled by hard and fast rules but by the sound discretion of the trial court.”

The appeals court pointed to evidence in the trial that Kissinger was an unfit parent in that he had not paid child support, though ordered to do so he had not visited his children for more than a year or had any contact with them; and he had mistreated the children.  On that basis, the court said, it wasn’t improper for the trial judge to deny him custody.
Rex L. Tucker

Rex L. TUCKER, 65, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  He had been in failing health the past four years.

Mr. Tucker was born Oct. 18, 1914 in Mentone to Albert and Lulu TIPTON TUCKER.  He was a lifetime resident of the Mentone area.  He was married in 1940 to Dorothy Annabel LONG.  He was a driver for the Liberty Trailer Co., Syracuse and was retired from the Mentone Dairy.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Jay [TUCKER], Harrodsburg, Ky.; a granddaughter; a brother, Darel [TUCKER], Mentone; a s sister, Lena IGO, Claypool; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery, east of Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Delbert L. Floor

Delbert L. FLOOR, 71, Rt. 1, LaFountaine, died today at 1:15 a.m. in the Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, following a week’s illness.

Mr. Floor was born Dec. 23, 1908 in Kosciusko County to Sam and Rosea LAMBERT FLOOR.  He had lived in the Wabash area 22 years, having moved from Akron.  He was married to Rosella REESE Sept. 6, 1927 at Rochester.  She died Feb. 24, 1960.  He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Betty HUNTER, Wabash; Mrs. Helen GINTHER, Rochester; Mrs. Marjory JACKSON, Andrews; Mrs. Edna HILEMAN, Wabash; and Mrs. Barbara BOLLARHIDE, Van Lear, Ky.; a brother, Ora FLOOR, Milwaukee, Wis.; twenty-two grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.  A son, five brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz Funeral Home,Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, July 19, 1980

 

James L. Hammond

James L. HAMMOND, 49, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was born Aug. 22, 1930 in Akron to Harold and Annabelle SHRIVER HAMMOND, who survive.  He was a brick mason and had lived in the Akron-Macy area all his life.

Surviving are two daughters, Kristi HAMMOND, Mentone, and Kara HAMMOND, Macy; six sons, Douglas [HAMMOND], Rochester; Dwight [HAMMOND], North Manchester; Duane [HAMMOND], Akron; Dale [HAMMOND], Mountain City, Mo.; David [HAMMOND], Evansville, and Dallas [HAMMOND], Macy; three sisters, Mrs. Theodore (Arlene) COLE, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs.. Chester (Gladys) HIGHT, Peru, and Mrs. Marla MILLER, Bremen; a brother, Bud [HAMMOND], North Manchester, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday.
Monday, July 21, 1980

 

Arthur Swango

One-armed stunt pilot Arthur SWANGO, 57, of Wabash, a native of Rochester, was killed Sunday afternoon when his home-made plane lost two wings in mid-air and crashed during an air show at Fort Wayne.

About 1,000 people were at Smith Field Airport just north of Fort Wayne during the final day of the week-long Three Rivers Festival when the two right wings of Swango’s single-engine experimental plane came off about 2 p.m. and the plane plunged to the ground about 1,000 feet from the airport.

Officials said that about 10 minutes after takeoff, Swango put his plane into a planned stall and dived sharply to the right, about 500 feet from the ground.

As Swango pulled out of the dive to gain airspeed, the wings came off and the plane nose-dived to the ground.

An airport official attributed the crash to a structural failure in the plane, a blue and white “Pit Special” that resembled a Cessna with an overhead wing.

Swango, who moved from Rochester to Wabash in 1958, was a veteran of air shows who was billed as a star of the all-day flight exhibition during the Three Rivers Festibsal.

He lost his right arm at the age of 11 in a train accident and this handicap plus a lack of money seemed insurmountable obstacles when he decided to learn to fly about 40 years ago.

But he worked 78 hours a week at a Peru restaurant, mowed lawns, washed airplanes and did odd jobs to pay for an hour a week of flying instructions.

At first, Swango flew with an iron rod attached to the throttle, in compliance with federal regulations concerning physically handicaped pilots.

But he said the rod was too confining and he learned to operate a plane without it.  He later convinced FAA inspectors to removed his medical restrictions.

“We called him ‘Mr. Impossible’,” said Jack BREWER, Swango’s close friend since boyhood.  “I believe he was the only one-armed man in the country to have a pilot’s license.”

Said Louis BOWMAN, president of the company which operates Smith Field:  “He flew better with one arm than most pilots can with two.  We’re sure going to miss him.  I don’t know of anyone who didn’t like him.

Swango was born Dec. 14, 1922 in Rochester to William and Florence SHAW SWANGO.  He resided 22 years in Wabash, moving there from Rochester.  He married Patricia BARTHOLOMEW Nov. 3, 1945; she preceded in death.  He was an employee of Ford Meter Box in Wabash.  He was a member of the Wabash Moose Lodge, Mentone Flying Club, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Aerobatics Club, the Silver Wings, and the Fort Wayne Flying Club.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur Michael SWANGO and John Wesley SWANGO, both of Wabash; a brother, Charles SWANGO, Plymouth, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Grandstaff-Hoover-Miner Funeral Home, Wabash.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Donald L. Henderson

Donald L. HENDERSON, 72, of 421 Pontiac St. died at 5:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been a patient a day and had been in failing health eight monts.

Mr. Henderson was born Dec. 29, 1907 in Rochester to John and Carrie BRINEY HENDERSON.  He had lived his entire life here.  He was married June 1, 1929 in Rochester to Isabel B. HILL, who survives.  He had been employed by the former Rochester Bridge Factory, Armour Co. and the Crystal Dairy.  The past eight years he had been employed at the Miller’s Sawmill in Perrysburg.

Surviving with the wife and mother are a son, Tad [HENDERSON], Leo; two granddaughtrs, Mrs. Sheri KIPFER, Grable, and Miss Lori HENDERSON, Leo.  He was preceded in death by his father, a sister and a brother.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and until the hour of services Thursday.

 

Alice M. Overlander

Alice M. OVERLANDER, 61, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 12:55 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been a patient five weeks and ill for three months.

Mrs. Overlander was born Dec. 12, 1918 in Macy to Arthur and Myrtle HORTON BACON.  She had lived her entire life in Miami and Fulton counties.  She married Jacob E. OVERLANDER April 21, 1939 in Akron.  She was an employee of Torin Corporation for 19 years.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and the former and Famous Akron Jonah Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pat L. THOMPSON, Rochester, and Mrs. David (Janet) SIMPSON, Silver Lake; a son, Donald L. OVERLANDER, North Manchester; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six nephews; a sister, Mrs. Shirley HARPER, LaBella, Fla., and a brother, Russell BACON, Rochester.  A grandson, foster-grandson, sister, brother, and her parents preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul M. CECRLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from     2 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Russell Staley

Russell STALEY, 87, formerly of Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 5 a.m. Sunday in the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home following several days of serious illness.

Mr. Staley was born April 20, 1893 in Cass County to John F. and Susan RICHARDSON STALEY.  He had lived here most of his life.  He was first married to Grace McDOUGLE who died in 1923.  He later married Stella M. GOOD, who died in 1968.

Surviving are three sons, Fred and Carl STALEY, both of Frankfort, and Robert STALEY, Lafayette; two daughters, Mrs. Irene HARNER, Delphi, and Mrs. Olive BARKER, Pittsburgh, Pa.; eight grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and Tuesday until the hour of services.
Arthur R. Gagnon

Arthur R. GAGNON, 73, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday at the Prairie View Nursing Home in Warsaw.

Mr. Gagnon was born April 16, 1907 in Iroquois County, Illinois to Edward and Laura BLASE GAGNON.  He had lived most of his life in the Claypool area.  He was married to Violet HAMILTON Nov. 2, 1929.  She survives.  He was retired from Sonoco Products Co., Akron.  He was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robie (Clarabell) BROWN, Houston, Texas; a son, Ronald [GAGNON], Claypool; five brothers, O’Neal [GAGNON], Akron; Russell [GAGNON], South Whitley; Rosewell [GAGNON], Akron, Orville [GAGNON], Akron, and Blair [GAGNON], Fort Wayne.  He was preceded in death by a son, two sisters, and four brothers.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Noah S. Hadley

Noah S. HADLEY, 75, West Lafayette, a former Fulton County Extension agent, died Saturday in Home Hospital at Lafayette.

Mr. Hadley was a 1930 graduate of Purdue University and a native of Mooresville.  He joined the Purdue staff in 1945 and retired as a professor of agricultureal economics in 1971.  He was a member of the Purdue University Extension Service as an agricultural agent in seven counties.  He was prominent throughout the Midwest in farm management circles, having served on several boards and advisory councils.

Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Mary E. SIMS HADLEY; a son, the Rev. Arthur C. HADLEY, and two daughters, Mrs. Mary R. SNYDER and Mrs. James A. HAWLEY.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church, West Lafayette.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the residence, 1136 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette.  Hippensteel Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Tuesday, July 22, 1980

 

Nellie M. Wilson

Nellie M. WILSON, 94, formerly of Fulton County and living in Evansville since November 1979, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

She was born April 10, 1886 in Union Township to John F. and Emma R. CARTER WILSON.  She married Walter W. WILSON, Oct. 3, 1911 in Wisconsin; he died Sept. 25, 1964.  She was a member of the Cason United Methodist Church, Delray, Fla.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Louise) MASTELLER, Rt. 1, Kewanna, and Mrs. Gene (Martha) LATHAN, Evansville; a son, Harold [WILSON], Indianapolis; two sisters, Anna MARTIN, Winterhaven, Fla., and Agnes WILSON, Indianapolis; seventeeh grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  Three brothers, two sisters, a son and a daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene V. PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.
Chester Utter

Chester A. UTTER, 81, Akron, died at 3:54 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill for several years.  He was born Aug. 19, 1898 in Fulton County to Jacob and Reda SHOBE UTTER.  He was a lifetime resident of the Akron area.  He married Ruth HARTER in 1917; she survives.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge, Athens United Methodist Church, and was active in the restoration and preservation of Prill School.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. John (Lorene) HERRON, Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Dean (Lavena) SWICK, Thief River Falls, Minn.; a son, Don [UTTER], Remington, Ind.; eleven grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Athens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron.  Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Rev. James F. Hall

The Rev. James F. HALL, 54, pastor of the Akron Church of God, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital following a coronary attack.

He was born March 3, 1926 in Pikeville, Ky., to Malon and Mary Francis GREER HALL.  He married Elsie TOLER in 1948; she survives.  He had been pastor of the Akron Church of God for three years and had spent 28 years in the ministry in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.  He was a member of the Church of God, the Akron Lions Club and had held various positions in Ministerial assemblies in Kentucky and Ohio.  He worked in Guatemala with the Church of God workshop at various times and recently went to Australia with a Church of God-sponsored mission program.

Surviving with the wife are a son, James F. [HALL] II, Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Rebecca) NEW, Australia, and Mrs. Mitchell (Elizabeth) HALL, Lexington, Ky.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Robert M. and Billy Joe [HALL], both of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Edward (Audrey) AMBURGY, Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Bill (Ruby) ROSS, Wilmington, Ohio, and Mrs. Roy (Sue) ANDERSON, Morehead, Ky.; and the mother, Mrs. Malon (Mary Francis) HALL, Mt. Sterling, Ky.  The father, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Lewis THOMAS officiating with assistance from the Revs. Myron KISSINGER and Milburn MILLER.  Burial will be in the Greentown Cemetery, Morehead, Ky.  Friends may call at the Akron Church of God after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  The Haupert Funeral Home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mabel D. Engle

Mabel D. ENGLE, 77, Rochester Nursing Home, died at 12:10 p.m. Monday in the nursing home.

Miss Engle was born March 10, 1903 in Fulton County to Louis and Dora HENDERSON ENGLE.  She had been employed by the Wolf and Desauer Department Store in Fort Wayne for 20 years and after returning to Rochester she lived with Mr. and Mrs. Joe MEISER, until their death.  Surviving are several cousins.

Memorial services will be held at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, at 7 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. James CAMPBELL officiating.  The body will be cremated.


 

Wednesday, July 23, 1980

 

Ethel Fishback

Florence Ethel FISHBACK, 90, Rt. 1, Rochester (Millark community), died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient 2 1/2 weeks.

Mrs. Fishback was born Oct. 11, 1889 in Fulton County to Alvin and Laura BEMENDERFER POWELL.  She had lived her entire life in Fulton County.  She was married Sept. 2, 1916 in Rochester to Edward Lee FISHBACK, who died Jan. 17, 1962.  She was a member of the Rochester First United Presbyterian Church, the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge, Mt. Zion Community Club, and the Harmony Club.

Surviving are a son, Louis L. FISHBACK, Logansport; a granddaughter, Mrs. John (June) LaORANGE, Logansport; and three great-grandchildren, Joseph, Jerald and Jina LaORANGE, all of Logansport.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday until the hour of services.  The Rebekah Lodge will hold memorial services Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Blanche Ross

Blanche ROSS, 94, Peabody Memorial Home, North Manchester, died at 3:30 a.m. today at her residence.

Mrs. Ross was born Aug. 11, 1885 in Fulton County to Augustus and Etta KREIDER METZGER.  She had lived at the Peabody Home for the past 10 years, moving from Rochester.  She was married to George ROSS Jan. 4, 1905.  He died Jan. 7, 1965.  The Ross’ owned and operated the Ross Bookstore in Rochester until 1944.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Peabody Memorial Home Chapel, with the Rev. Richard CRAIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to services at the chapel.  Graveside services also will be conducted at 11 a.m.

 

Hazel M. Yarian

Hazel M. YARIAN, 81, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for a few days.

Miss Yarian was born April 14, 1899 in Miami County to Moses and Louisa SMITH YARIAN.  She had lived her entire life in this area.

Nieces and nephews survive.

Graveside rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

 

Chester A. Utter

Services for Chester A. UTTER, 81, Akron, have been changed to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Mr. Utter died at 3:54 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill for several years.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. today.
Thursday, July 24, 1980 to Saturday, July 26, 1980

 

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Monday, July 28, 1980

 

Rose W. Moore

Mrs. Rose W. MOORE, 84, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Mrs. Moore was born April 15, 1896 in Miami County to Oliver and Idella GANGWER WILSON.  She married Harry E. WILSON March 18, 1920.  He died Oct. 4, 1965.  She was retired from the American Stationary Company and was a member of the Parkview United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jean PLINGAMAN, Peru, and Mrs. Betty L. BRADY, Mass. a step-son, Terry E. MOORE, Sylvus, Ill.; a brother, Tillman WILSON, Rochester; sixteen grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Jay Robert CLARK officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 today.

 

Bertha V. Kline

Bertha V. KLINE, 72, Peru, died at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, at 1:10 a.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Kline was born March 30, 1908 in Hancock County to Clinton and Sarah CHRISTIAN MANNIES.  She was married to Carl KLINE, Nov. 11, 1950, who survives.  She was retired from W. C. Redmon’s Co  She was a member of the Peru Grace Brethren Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marcella WECHT, Peru, and Mrs. Norma Jean WILLIAMS, Kokomo; a son, Dick KERSCHNER, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Luther and Ross [MANNIES], both of Peru, and Charlie [MANNIES], Rogersville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. James MARSHALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Cass County.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Gordon C. Blacketor

Services were held today in Huntington for Gordon C. BLACKETOR, 59, Huntington, who died Friday after suffering a heart attack at his residence.

Mr. Blacketor was born Feb. 22, 1921 in Rochester to Paul S. and Catherine CLAREY BLACKETOR.  He was employed as a sterotyper foreman at the Gary Tribune before retiring in 1975.

Surviving are three children, seven grandchildren, his mother and a sister, Mrs. Paulanna KIRTLEY, Churubusco.

Mr. Blacketor was to be buried in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Huntington after services at the St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Huntington.
Tuesday, July 29, 1980

 

Dora Feaster

Mrs. Dora LONG FEASTER, 96, of 1326 Madison St., died at 1:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks.  She had been in failing health for the past five years.

Mrs. Feaster was born Oct. 8, 1883 in Macy to Fredrick and Charlotte ABSHIRE LONG.  She had lived here for the past 34 years, moving from Mishawaka.  She married William FEASTER in Peru; he preceded in death.  She was a 25-year employee of Ball-Band (now Uniroyal Corp.) in Mishawaka.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lydia DAINE, Wabash Health Center, Wabash; Mrs. Mary DARRAH, Rochester Nursing Home, and Mrs. Lucy ELLIOTT, Kokomo; a brother, Thomas [LONG], Macy, and nieces and nephews, including Fred LONG, Rochester.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in 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 Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Harry M. Bickle

Services were held Saturday in Newark, Ohio for Harry M. BICKLE, 86, who died Wednesday in the Heath Nursing and Convalescent Center, Newark, Ohio.

Mr. Bickle was born Sept. 8, 1893 in Zanesville, Ohio, to Simion and Cora WILLS BICKLE.  He was married to Mary Elizabeth HOLLER, who survives.  He was a veteran of World War I and was self-employed as a building contractor.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Bernard BICKLE, Rochester, and Walter BICKLE, Newark, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Evelyn) RICHET and Mrs. Lynn (Mary Lou) ATWELL, both of Newark, Ohio; twelve grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Wednesday, July 30, 1980

 

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Thursday, July 31, 1980

 

Charles E. Green

Charles E. GREEN, 72, Rt. 5, Rochester (Talma), died at 6:10 a.m. today in the South Bend Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient two days.

Mr. Green was born Aug. 9, 1907 in Newcastle Township to Sidney and Lula KESLER GREEN.  He had lived in Newcastle Township his entire life.  He was married Jan. 18, 1928 in Crown Point to Fredia L. YEAZEL, who survives.  He was retired from the Fulton County Highway Department where he had been a clerk 22 years.  He also owned and operated a service station in Talma for 20 years.  He was a member of the Talma Bible Church.  He was a township trustee from 1946-1954 and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Louise) KALE, Rochester; a son, Charles “Sonny” GREEN, Warsaw; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Carrie) OVERMYER, Rt. 3, Rochester.  He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.


 

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 the services Saturday.

 

Friady, August 1, 1980 to Saturday, August 2, 1980

 

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Monday, August 4, 1980

 

Blanche D. Raub

Blanche D. RAUB, 77, Leiters Ford, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver.  She had been in failing health for three months.

She was born Oct. 12, 1902 in Huntington to David and Naomi SNOWDEN MILLER.  She had been a residet of Leiters Ford for 40 years, moving there from Huntington.  She married John F. RAUB Aug. 19, 1929 in Lake County; he died June 6, 1956.  She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church and the Senior Citizens Club at Leiters Ford.

Surviving are, four daughters, Mrs. Martha SCHWENK, Rochester Mrs. Pat (Shirley) HIATT, Rt. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Lynn (Jan) MISHLER, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Larry (Donna) BRUCKER, Zionsville; two sons, John RAUB, Indianapolis, and Gene [RAUB], Montrey; fifteen grandchildren; and a sister, Martha E. MILLER, Huntington.  A granddaughter, six sisters and the parents preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alva C. WARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.

 

Zina Rouse

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, for Zina ROUSE, 63, Rt. 4. Rochester.

Mrs. Rouse died at 5:20 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac shortly after admission.

 

Zina Rouse

Zina ROUSE, 63, Rt. 4, Rochester (Tippecanoe Shores), died at 5:20 A.m. Monday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, following a short illness.

Mrs. Rouse was born April 17, 1917 at LaFollette, Tenn., to John and Maggie POSTON STOOKSBURRY.  She had lived in Aubbeenaubbee Township since 1974, moving from Hammond.  She was married May 3, 1935 at Tazeville, Tenn., to John H. ROUSE, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Miss DeLois ROUSE, Hammond, and Mrs. Zina Mae YARDLEY, Wichita, Kan.; four sons, Jerald John ROUSE, Hammond; Dennis ROUSE, Hebron; Danny ROUSE, Topeka, Kan.; and Anhony ROUSE, at home seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha HATMAKER, Portage; Mrs. Lucille OAKS, Mrs. Bernice HUNTLEY, and Mrs. Jessie HEWITT, all of Andersonville, Tenn.; six brothers, Rush, Delbert, Roy and Robert STOOKSBURRY, all of Lansing, Ill.; Claude STOOKSBURRY, Highland; and Harley STOOKSBURRY, Andersonville, Ten.


 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Walter J. HAMELINK Sr. officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, August 6, 1980

 

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Thursday, August 7, 1980

 

Pearl Savage

Pearl SAVAGE, 81, Culver, died sometime Tuesday at her residence.

Mrs. Savage was born March 24, 1899 in Argos to Henry and Mary POYSER FREESE.  She was married Nov. 1, 1919 at Culver to Alva SAVAGE who died May 3, 1973.  She was a lifetime resident of the Maxinkuckee community.  She was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge, and the Eastside Conservation Club.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary GRAVEEL, Upland, Calif.; Mrs. Mildred SIMCOX and Mrs. Herma SANDERS, both of South Bend; and Mrs. Jean LAGAN, Coldwater, Mich.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mabel PRICE, South Bend; and a brother, Chester FREESE, Niles, Mich.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Friday from 2-9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to services Saturday.  The Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Margaret L. Smith

Margaret L. SMITH, 79, College Square Apartments, died Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the Whitley County Hospital in Columbia City.

Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 19, 1901 in Kosciusko County to Melvin and Lula CARR HILL.  She had resided in the Peru area for 57 years, moving to Rochester four years ago after her husband died.  She was married May 12, 1919 to Vernie SMITH.  She was a member of the Peru First Christian Church, and the Navy Mothers of Peru.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Donald (Isabel) HENDERSON, Rochester; two brothers, Byron HILL, Rochester, and Morton HILL, Peru; a granddaughter, Mrs. James (Judy) DERR, Columbia City; and a grandson, Troy CULP, Columbia City.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday.
Friday, August 8, 1980

 

Sharon Crabbs

Services were held Monday in Alton, Ill., for Sharon LaVonne “Vonnie” CRABBS, 35, Godfrey, Ill., who died at 3 a.m. Aug. 1 in the Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., from cancer.

Mrs. Crabbs was born June 23, 1945 in Hartsville, S.C. to James L. and Ethel HENDERSON.  She was married to Lawrence Jay CRABBS June 3, 1967.  He survives.  She was a former Rochester and Akron resident.

Surviving with the husband and her mother are two daughters, Kimberly and Jennifer [CRABBS], at home; a brother, James [HENDERSON] Jr., Rome, Ga.; two sisters, Ginger MILLER, Rochester; and Pat FULLER, Augusta, Ga.

Burial was in the Valhalla Memorial Park in Alton, Ill.

 

Mary Elizabeth Dionne

Mary Elizabeth DIONNE, 31, Ormand Beach, Fla., died early today in Daytona Beach, Fla., following a two-year illness.

Mrs. Dionne was born July 22, 1948 to Willard and Bessie DUNCAN.

Surviving are two sisters, Julie WILBUR, Rochester, and Martha HEGG, Orlando, Fla.; four brothers, James [DUNCAN], Birmingham, Ala.; Tom [DUNCAN], Ormand Beach, Fla.; Tim [DUNCAN], Knoxville, Tenn.; and Paul [DUNCAN], Ocala, Fla.; and three children, Shawn, Larry and Tammy DIONNE, all at home.

Private services are to be held locally with the Rev. Willard H. DUNCAN officiating.

 

Saturday, August 9, 1980

 

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Monday, August 11, 1980

 

May Shidaker

May SHIDAKER, 90, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at the Rochester Nursing Home at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

She was born July 20, 1890 in Aubbeenaubbee Township to Horace G. and Sarah MOLLER LUNSFORD.  She was married to Jonis M. SHIDAKER March 4, 1908 in Aubbeenaubbee Township; he died April 12, 1979.  She was a member of the Zion M. P. Church.

Surviving are two sons, Harry R. and Lester H. [SHIDAKER]; a daughter, Gladys LEAP, Rt. 4, Rochester; six grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.  A daughter and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna and burial will be in the Moon Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Rochester Nursing Home.
Hurschel C. Milliser

Hurschel C. MILLISER, 63, of 1015 Monroe St., died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital after an extended illness.

Mr. Milliser was born Aug. 15, 1916 in Rochester to Surphes and Cora BRUCE MILLISER.  He had lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married March 28, 1937 in Leiters Ford to Beulah L. GUISE, who survives.  He operated a bulk milk route with the Armour company in Rochester, and before retiring 3 years ago, he had owned and operated Milliser’s Mobile Station for 17 years.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Carolyn SALTSGIVER, Louisville, Ky.; two granddaughters, Jina and Jane [SALTSGIVER], both of Louisville, Ky.; his mother, Mrs. Cora MILLISER, Rochester; a brother, Dale A. [MILLISER], Rt. 5, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Irene SOUTHERLAND and Violet VANATA.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center or the St. John’s Lutheran Church.

 

E. Louise Pershing

E. Louise PERSHING, 69, Argos, died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at South Bend St. Joseph’s Hospital following an extended illness.

Mrs. Pershing was born Nov. 7, 1910 in Argos to William and Lauretta McGRIFF BECKER.  She was married Sept. 23, 1930 in Bourbon to Carl PERSHING, who died Oct. 26, 1956.  She had served two terms as the Argos clerk-treasurer.  She also worked several years in the Marshall County Surveyor’s office.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church, where she served as a deaconess, Sunday School teacher, and clerk.  She was a member and past-president of the Argos Progress Club, and was a member of the Plymouth Parkview Hospital auxiliary.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eileen SHOEMAKER, Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. Mary Lou LUTY, Elkhart; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Robert BECKER, Argos, and Gilbert BECKER, Fort Wayne.  A brother, Richard [BECKER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Argos Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Steve FELDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Gail I. Gable

Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton United Methodist Church for Gail I. GABLE, 78, Fort Wayne, who died Aug. 8 at her residence.  Officiating the services will be the Rev. John C. LOUTHAIN.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.
Earl Smith

Earl SMITH, 72, 414 Clayton Street, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient a day.  He had been ill for two months.

Mr. Smith was born Oct. 3, 1907 in Bull Gap, Tenn., to Emmerson and Elizabeth LESTER SMITH.  He had lived here for the past 50 years, moving from Lafayette.  He was married June 18, 1927 in Rochester to Anna E. PARMAN, who died Nov. 14, 1978.  He was retired.

Surviving are a son, Richard D. SMITH, Sr., Rochester; two grandchildren, Mrs. Johnny (Betty) ZOPPE, Mesquite, Texas, and Richard D. SMITH Jr., Fulton; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bonnie ELKINS, Plymouth; and a brother, Sam SMITH, Camden.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, a son, a granddaughter, a sister and four brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. P. Lindsay FARRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to services.

 

Catherine Elizabeth Grossman

Catherine Elizabeth GROSSMAN, 2, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Catherine was born July 16, 1978 in Warsaw to Dan and Arissa BLACK GROSSMAN.

Surviving with the parents are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene BLACK, Rt. 2, Akron; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George GROSSMAN, Rt. 2, Akron; a great-grandfather, Lott GROSSMAN, Rt. 1, Argos.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Hazel COMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, north of Akron.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, August 12, 1980

 

Chloe Smith

Mrs. Chloe SMITH, 87, a former Leiters Ford resident, died at 6:25 a.m. today at her son’s residence in South Bend where she had resided since January.

Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 4, 1893 near Monterey to Eli and Amanda REISH BALL.  She had lived most of her life in the Leiters Ford community.  She was married May 15, 1918 near Monterey to Grover SMITH, who died Oct. 1956.  She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church, and a 50-year member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the church, and the Kewanna Rebekah Lodge of which she had served as Noble Grand.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Marjory) HOUSE, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Tom (Marietta) TIGHE, marion; four sons, Hugh J. SMITH, Rochester; Donald L. SMITH, Logansport; Francis D. SMITH, Leiters Ford, and Robert W. SMITH, South Bend; nineteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter BALL, Fulton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phillip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home 2-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 9-11 a.m. and at the Leiters Ford church one hour prior to services.  The Clover Leaf Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Delbert A. Hoffman

Delbert A. HOFFMAN, 72, 1419 College avenue, died this morning at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he had been a patient since Saturday.  Rites are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Wednesday, August 13, 1980

 

Delbert A. Hoffman

Delbert Arthur HOFFMAN, 72, 1419 College Ave., died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Saturday evening.

Mr. Hoffman was born May 8, 1908, in Chicago to Arthur and Nora BROWN HOFFMAN.  He had lived here since 1940, moving from the Gilead community.  He was married Oct. 22, 1927, in South Bend to Bernice CARR, who survives.  He was a retired 30-year employee of the former Studebaker Corp., South Bend, and he also retired in 1974 as superintendent of the Rochester Disposal Department.  He was a member of the Rochester First Christian Church, and a 43-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Pat) CLARY, Rt. 1, Rochester; two sons, Bill HOFFMAN, Plymouth, and Art HOFFMAN, Rt. 1, Rochester; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Miss Nora HOFFMAN, Akron.  A granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Josef PALAT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.  Memorial services will be conducted by the Rochester I.O.O.F.  at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Irene M. Simonin

Irene Marie SIMONIN, 72, of 916 Pontiac St., died at 12:30 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had been a patient for three weeks.  She had been in failing health a year.

Mrs. Simonin was born May 22, 1908 in Seneth, Mo.  Her adopted parents were Edward and Goldie KITTERMAN.  She had lived most of her life in Rochester.  She was married to Clarence SIMONIN, who died in Sept. 1975.  She was a retired employee of Maggie’s Restaurant.  She was a member of the Nazarene Church of Rochester.

Surviving are a son, David Lee SIMONIN, Rochester; six daughters, Mrs. Fred (Joretta) MAIBAUER, Mrs. Delores CARPENTER, and Mrs. Loy (Arlene) SRIVER, all of Rochester; Mrs. Jack (Ellen) KITTERMAN, Lafayette; Mrs. Ed (Merlene) WINCLECHTER, Streamwood, Ill.; and Mrs. Carolyn Sue LENARDSON, Peru; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and a foster-brother, Basil KITTERMAN, Fowler.  She was preceded in death by a brother and a grandson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev.   P. Lindsey FARIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. until the time of service.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.
Maxine E. McKee

Maxine E. McKEE, 52, 1213 Jefferson St., died at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital following a six-month illness.

Mrs. McKee was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Ora, Ind., to Walter and Leona OVERMYER ENGEL.  She had lived her entire life in Pulaski, Marshall and Fulton counties.  She was married June 18, 1948 in Lakeville to John McKEE, who died July 11, 1972.  She was employed at the Torin Corp. for 19 years.

Surviving with the parents are three daughters, Sheryl, Tammi, and Sandy [McKEE], all at home; four sons, John Robert [McKEE], Rt. 1, Rochester; Ronald E. [McKEE], Leiters Ford; Terry Lee and Walter W. [McKEE], both at home; two grandchildren, Tracey and Jason McKEE; a brother, Jim HATFIELD, Hammond; four sisters, Mrs. Wilburn (Darlene) JOHNSON, Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Joan) McCUNE, Culver; Mrs. Dale (Doris) CLARK, Griffith; and Mrs. Robert (Lynne) KLITZMAN, Churubusco; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today and from 8-10 a.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, August 14, 1980

 

Fern U. Braman

Fern U. BRAMAN, 71, Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 3:19 a.m. today in St. Joseph’s Hospital at South Bend.  She had been in failing health for one year.

She was born Aug. 25, 1908 in Kewanna to Tone and Viola EVANS WILSON and had resided all her life in Fulton County.  She was married Feb. 24, 1929 in Peru to Emerson “Bud” BRAMAN, who survives.  She had been a Rochester Telephone Co. operator for several years.  She was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Ladies Charity of the church, the Altar and Rosary Society oif the church, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving with the husband are a brother, James WILSON, Loveland, Colo.; and two nephews.  The parents and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be given to charity.

 

Floyd Conrad

Floyd CONRAD, 83, Pilgrim Manor nursing home in Plymouth, died there at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday.

He was born Nov. 17, 1896 in Fulton County to Madison C. and Nevada CRAIG CONRAD and had lived in Marshall County since 1952, moving there from Fulton County.  He had been employed at the former Overmyer Poultry Co. in Rochester and the Erie Railroad Co.

Several cousins survive.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Athens.  Friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday.
Friday, August 15, 1980

 

Ruby B. Hilberg

Mrs. Ruby B. HILBERG, 66, Argos, died at 7:25 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview Hospital following an extended illness.

Mrs. Hilberg was born Feb. 10, 1914 in Marshall County to Charles and Hannah HILL KANARR.  She was married June 17, 1953 at Elkton, Va., to Fred HILBERG, who survives.  She had lived in Argos 10 years, moving from Cloverdale.  She had been an employee of Plymouth Parkview Hospital for 10 years.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Martha WILER, Auburn, and Mrs. Rosemary NEFF, Columbus; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Helen POORE, Argos; Mrs. Ida Mae HOLDEREAD and Mrs. Fern HOLDEREAD, both of Plymouth; and a brother, Raymond [KANARR], Lapaz.  A son and daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Paul NYE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of service Monday.

 

Glenn A. Curtis

Glenn A. CURTIS, 50, Rt. 3, Plymouth, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital of a heart attack.

He was born Aug. 3, 1930 in Warsaw.  He married Ramona J. GOLDEN Oct. 15, 1977; she survives.  He operated the Curtis Barber Shop in Plymouth and was a member of the Plymouth Masonic Lodge and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving are two daughters, Susan and Kathy [CURTIS], Plymouth; his mother, Mrs. Robert (Etelka) COOK, Rochester; a brother, Gale CURTIS, Warsaw; a step-son, Sam GOLDEN Jr.., Plymouth, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dixie) VOREIS, Argos.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. C. Edwin McCLARNON officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.

 

Gail I. Grable

Services were held Sunday in the Fulton United Methodist Church for Gail I. GRABLE, 78, Fort Wayne, who died at her residence sometime Friday.  Officiating was the Rev. John LOUTHAIN.

Mrs. Gable was born April 4, 1902 in Fulton County to Ray and Flora KINZIE MORT.  She was married Aug. 15, 1925 to Walter GABLE, who died June 26, 1978.  She was a graduate of Winona Lake College and taught school in Fulton and Perry.  She was a member of the E.R.A.

Surviving are a daughter, Rosemary CORTEZ, Marion; a sister, Fern SUTTON, Logansport; a grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.
Saturday, August 16, 1980

 

John Eldorado Shaffer

John Eldorado SHAFFER, 73, a restaurant owner at Nyona Lake for many years, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday in the V.A. Hospital at Fort Wayne after an extended illness.  He had resided at Nyona Lake for 58 years.

Mr. Shaffer had been in show business for much of his life and also conducted an advertising specialties business.

He was born Jan. 29, 1907 in Cassville, Ind., to John A. and Bessie Van VOSSEN SHAFFER.  He was married July 13, 1937 in Peru to Jeanne WILGUS, who survives.  He was a member of the Rochester American Legion, Fulton County Fraternal Order of Police, Nyona Lake Civic Association, and the Nyona Lake Fish and Game Club.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Betty Lu) WALDECK, Norman, Okla.; two grandchildren; and a sister, Nyona CASBON, Kokomo.

Memorial rites will be conducted Tuesday evening at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton

 

Monday, August 18, 1980

 

John Eldorado Shaffer

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, for John Eldorado SHAFFER, 73, Rt. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), who died Friday at  5 p.m.  Services will be conducted by the Rev. H. James CONSIDINE.  Memorial contrivutions may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Emerson Braman

Emerson “Bud” BRAMAN, 69, Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died about 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.  The cause of death has not been determined; Fulton County Coroner Junior D. GOOD is investigating.

Mr. Braman had gone outside his home on the west side of Lake Manitou to burn some trash.  When he had not returned an hour later, relatives went to look for him and his body was found in shallow water of the lake near the shore by the residence.

He was born Sept. 4, 1910 near Rochester to John J. and Lillie ALLEY BRAMAN and had lived most of his life in this area.  He was married Feb. 24, 1929 in Peru to Fern U. WILSON, who died Aug. 14, 1980.  Mrs. Braman’s funeral services were Saturday morning.  He retired from the Rochester Fire Department Oct. 1, 1970.  He had been in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Rochester American Legion and Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Emil (Bernice) KOLARICH, Gary; Mrs. Lloyd (Fern) HAMMOND, Rt. 7, Rochester, and Mrs. Carl (Marjory) PHILLIPS, Bourbon; a brother, Calvin [BRAMAN], Rt. 1, Rochester; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday 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 from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday.  The Rochester American Legion will conduct graveside rites.
Tuesday, August 19, 1980

 

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Wednesday, August 20, 1980

 

Lucy M. Blackburn

Lucy Maude BLACKBURN, 86, Logansport, died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.

Miss Blackburn was born June 14, 1894 in Fulton County to William and Almeda DOWNS BLACKBURN.  She moved to Logansport from Rochester in 1950.  She had been employed for 11 years by the B and B Store in Logansport.  She was a member of the Logansport Ninth Street Christian Church and its Women’s Fellowship.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Anna RINGLE, Logansport; a brother, Elzie C. BLACKBURN, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Dr. Sam YOUNG officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, south of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Ninth Street Christian Church.

 

Clare O. Read

Clare O. READ, 78, Mexico, Ind., died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes Hospital at Peru.

He was born Nov. 12, 1901 in Oxford, Ind., to James and Cora OLDS READ.  He had lived in the Gilead and Macy areas until six years ago, when he moved to Mexico.  He was a retired livestock trucker.  He was married Feb. 26, 1925 to Glendon KREIG, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Donald {READ], Plymouth; a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Elaine) BAMMERLIN, Mexico; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild and a brother, Wayne [READ], Eagle Grove, Iowa.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Sheetz Funeral Home at Akron with the Revs. George HAPNER and Nell LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Margaret Ellis

Margaret ELLIS, 89, formerly of Plymouth, died at 11:14 a.m. Tuesday in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth following a four-year illness.

She was born Jan. 28, 1891 in Talma to Robert and Mary HINEA ELLIS and had lived in Plymouth 25 years.  She was a former bookkeeper for Truman Motors in Plymouth.  She was a member of the Plymouth First Baptist Church.

Nieces and nephews survive.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until time of services on Friday.
Thursday, August 21, 1980

 

Richard C. Steininger

Richard C. STEININGER, 39, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at the V.A. Hospital in Marion.

He was born Nov. 17, 1940 in Fulton County to Calvin and Alice MOORE STEININGER and had lived all his life in this county.  He was a carpenter and had served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War from April 1966 to June 1967.

Surviving are the mother, Alice STEININGER, Rt. 2, Rochester; two brothers, Junior [STEININGER], Rt. 2, North Manchester, and Earl [STEININGER], Rt. 2, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. George (Ruth) HUFF and Mrs. Tom (Patty) SHAFER, both Rt. 2, Akron.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Hazel COMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

 

Charles Polk

Charles POLK, 72, South Bend, died at approximately 11 p.m. Monday in his residence following a year’s illness.

Mr. Polk was born July 26, 1908 in Warsaw.  He was married April 12, 1941 in Rochester to Mary HATTERY, who died March 16, 1979.  He had lived in South Bend since 1955, having moved from Rochester.  He was retired from the Fabricated Steel Products Co.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carol ANDREWS and Miss Connie POLK, both of South Bend; thirteen grandchildren; a great-grandchild a sister, Mrs. Mary DAVENPORT, Wabash; and four brothers, William [POLK], of Florida; Cecil [POLK], of Illinois; Don [POLK], of Colorado; and Louis [POLK], of Rochester.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald NEELY officiating.  Entombment will be in the Riverview Mausoleum.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Friday, August 22, 1980

 

Jerry L. Heins

Jerry L. HEINS, 28, Rt. 2, Macy (Miami County) died at 5:55 a.m. today in a one-car accident on Old U.S. 31, near Mexico.  State police said Heins died at the scene from a broken neck and internal injuries.

He was born January 20, 1952 in Kokomo to Paul and Sharon PEARCY HEINS.  He married Linda BROWN at Bunker Hill, Feb. 2, 1973.  He was employed as a timber cutter by E.E. ELY, Argos.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Sara ALLISON, at home; the mother, Rt. 4, Peru; two sisters, Patricia HOOVER, Deedsville, and Linda SYLVAIN, Fulton; two brothers, Ed [HEINS], address not known, and Mike [HEINS], South Mud Lake.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
Olive M. Booker

Olive M. BOOKER, 74, Carlisle, Ind., died at 6 a.m. today at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.

She was born Feb. 12, 1906 in Sullivan County to Daniel and Nora BOOKER MOODY.  She married Lloyd E. BOOKER on May 14, 1924; he died Sept. 7, 1970.  She was the retired manager of the Carlisle Schools cafeteria, a member of the First Christian Church of Carlisle and the Royal Neighbors of America Lodge.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Doris WILBER, Rt. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Joan AUSTIN, Nasonville, Ind.;  a son, Lee [BOOKER], Indianapolis; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gordon Utt Funeral Home, Carlisle.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Carlisle.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, August 23, 1980

 

John M. Nicks

John Mulligan NICKS, 94, Rt. 2, Rochester (Mount Zion) died at 4 p.m. Friday at his residence.  He had been in failing health for several weeks.

Mr. Nicks was born Aug. 12, 1887 in Kansas. He had lived here 27 years after moving from Chicago.  He was married Feb. 2, 1916 at Lean, Iowa, to Allie Gertrude HOWEL, who survives.  He was a retired engineer and a member of the Woodlawn United Presbyterian Church of Chicago.

Surviving with the wife is a son, Don A. NICKS, at home.

Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

 

Monday, August 25, 1980

 

John M. Nicks

Services for John M. NICKS, 94, Mt. Zion, are tentatively set for Thursday or Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester, depending upon Mrs. Nicks’ return home from a recent fracture.

Mr. Nicks died at 4 p.m. Friday.

 

H. Ruth Nye

H. Ruth NYE, 62, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday in the Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient for the last few days following a month’s illness.

She was born April 15, 1918 in Fulton County to Rev. D. L. and Faith THOMPSON SLAYBAUGH.  She was a lifetime resident of the Akron area.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Sue Ellen) GAGNON, Rt. 1, Silver Lake; two grandsons and a sister, Mrs. Ben (June) COOK, Chrisman, Ill.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron.
Alfred Wynn

Alfred WYNN, 60, Rt. 2, Morocco, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday in the George Ade Memorial Hospital, Brooke, of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Dec. 13, 1919 in Fulton County to Harley and Edna MARTIN WYNN and had lived in the Morocco area since 1949.  In 1946 in Fulton County, he married Carolyn BOWERS.  She survives.  He was a farmer and a World War II Army veteran, a member of the United Church of Morocco and the American Legion there.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Dale [WYNN], Morocco, and Bill [WYNN], Denver,Col.; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Marcia) PORTER, Morocco, and Judy DeWEES, Rensselaer; three brothers, Paul [WYNN], Morocco; Eli [WYNN], Rochester, and Lowell [WYNN], Grass Lake, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Murray (Delma) MAUDLINE, Monticello; Mrs. Robert (Ruth) ROACH, Seymour, and Mrs. Raymond (Mae) SWIGART, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two half-brothers, Marvin SNYDER, Argos, and Richard PETERSON, Mentone; a half-sister, Sonja GERRIG, Akron, and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cardwell Funeral Home at Morocco with the Rev. B. F. RANDEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Memory Gardens, Rensselaer.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Tuesday, August 26, 1980

 

Rev. Delbert Ruberg

The Rev. Delbert A. RUBERG, 68, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died at 6:30 a.m. today at Plymouth Parkview Hospital where he had been a patient since Saturday.

The Rev. Ruberg was born June 22, 1912 in Bureau Junction, Ill. to Joel and Eva IRELAND RUBERG.  He had lived in Rochester from 1951 to 1956 where he was the pastor at the Talma Bible Church before moving to Fort Wayne. He returned to Rochester in 1965 where he was the pastor at the Talma Bible Church until 1974 when he retired before accepting the pulpit at the Whippoorwill Community Church.  He was married in Johnson City, Ill. on May 11, 1945 to Maurine BOWDEN, who survives.  He was a substitute mail carrier for the Rochester Post Office for the past 9 years.  He was a board member of the Indiana Fundamental Churches of America and a board member of the Child Evangelism of this area.  He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Tim (Patricia) PARIS, Rt. 5, Rochester; three grandsons, Randy, Chris and Jason PARIS; two sisters, Miss Eva Dell RUBERG, Osco, Ill., and Mrs. Dale (Opal) JOHNSON, Osco, Ill.; two brothers, Rodney [RUBERG], Galesburg, Ill., and Mick [RUBERG], of Osco, Ill.  He was preceded in death by a sister and brother.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester MARTIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Helen M. Carr

Mrs. Helen Marie CARR, 49, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis where she had been a patient for nine days.  She had been ill for three weeks.

Mrs. Carr was born Sept. 24, 1930 in Newcastle Township to Hudson and Ina Belle CARRITHERS STANSBURY.  She had lived her entire life in this community.  She was married July 2, 1959 in Lawrence, Ind. to Oscar A. CARR, who survives.  She was an employee of Chamberlin Products, Akron.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Pamela CARR, at home, and Mrs. Michael (Patricia) LETT, Rochester; four sons, Gary COOPER, Houston, Texas; Howard  CARR, at home; John CARR, Rochester; and Private Ronald CARR, Fort Knox, Ky.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Carmen PACKARD, Mrs. Ralph (Frences) DUMOULIN, and Mrs.Virgil (Norma) WAGONER, all of Rochester; two brothers, George RICHARDSON, Rochester, and Joe STANSBURY, Champaigne, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F.  Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday.

 

Fontella Johnston

Fontella JOHNSTON, 82, of 711 E. Ninth St., died at 12:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill several weeks.

She was born Sept. 20, 1897 in Lima, Ohio, to Orval and Mae STENGEL and lived most of her life in this area.  She married John Byron JOHNSTON Aug. 4, 1917 in rochester.  He died Feb. 16, 1965.  She was a seamstress and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are a son, Dale JOHNSTON, Rochester, and a brother, George STENGEL, Potomac, Ill.  A son, Jean [JOHNSTON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Morris HOWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and until the hour of service Thursday.

 

Charlotte A. Walls Nichold

Services were held today at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary for Charlotte A. WALLS NICHOLS, 74, Cumberland, who died Sunday in the Greenfield Hospital after being ill for several years.  The Rev. Ross VANDINE officiated and burial was in the Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

Mrs. Nichols was born in Indiana Oct. 24, 1905 and lived in Rochester 20 years, moving from Greenfield.  She was the former chief operator at the Rochester Telephone Co., and a member of Tri Kappa Sorority.

She is survived by brothers and sisters.

 

H. Ruth Nye

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Akron Cemetery for H. Ruth NYE, 62, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, who died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday in Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital.  The Rev. Fred LANDOLT will officiate.

Friends may call at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron after 2 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the Kosciusko County Cancer Society.
Wednesday, August 27, 1980

 

Edna I. Riehl

Edna I. RIEHL, 81, of 1122 Wabash Ave., died at 8:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for three weeks.

She was born Oct. 17, 1898 in Bloomington, Ill., to William H. and Louesa ULRICH GRAFFT.  She moved to Rochester in 1960 from Kewanna.  She was married near Kewanna on June 26, 1923 to Walter J. RIEHL, who died Nov. 29, 1969.  She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Luther Anns women’s church group.  For the past seven years, she worked as a volunteer at the Manitou Training Center.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bessie MICHAEL, Water Haven Apartments, Rochester, and Mrs. Arthur (Mamie) RIEHL, Minonk, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

 

John M. Nicks

Services for John M. NICKS, 94, Mt. Zion, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Nicks died at 4 p.m. last Friday.  Funeral arrangements were delayed pending the return home of Mrs. Nicks following a fracture.

 

Thursday, August 28, 1980

 

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Friday, August 29, 1980

 

John R. Friedrich

John R. FRIEDRICH, 59, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died suddenly at his residence at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Friedrich was born Feb. 1, 1921 in Hendricks County to Sherman E. and Manie POLAND FRIEDRICH.  He was married to Alice J. KING, April 13, 1941 in Fulton County.  She survives.  He was a Wayne Township farmer and a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Patricia JONES and Mrs. Katherine SMITH, Rt. 2, Kewanna; a son, Larry [FRIEDRICH], Rt. 1, Kewanna; a brother, Floyd [FRIEDRICH], Rt. 1, Kewanna; and five grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Heart Fund.
Goldie P. Ring

Mrs. Goldie P. RING, 90, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 6 a.m. today in her residence following an illness of several years.

Mrs. Ring was born Jan. 2, 1890 in Harrison Township of Kosciusko County to Clem and Mary COOK JONES.  She was married Sept. 14, 1914 to Russell RING, who died in 1972.  She was a member of the Burket Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ward (Wilma) BAREHAM, Warsaw; two sons, Roger and Donald [RING], both of Claypool; six grandchildren and six gret-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Marjorie Murray

Word has been received here of the death Aug. 19 at San Diego, Cal., of Mrs. Marjorie MURRAY, native of Rochester.  She was the daughter of Ray and Bessie FRETZ of this city.  Among the survivors are the husband, H. R. MURRAY, San Diego, and a son, James ROGERS, Downey, Cal.

 

Saturday, August 30, 1980

 

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Monday, September 1, 1980

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 1980

 

Leonard Woodcox

Leonard WOODCOX, 69, Rt. 5, Rochester, died Saturday at 8:02 p.m. in Woodlawn Hosppital, where he was a patient for six days.  He had been in failing health for six months.

He was born Jan. 2, 1911 in Fulton County to Eli and Ethel SPURLOCK WOODCOX and had resided most of his life in this county.  He was married Dec. 11, 1932 to Marjorie MOORE, who survives.  He was self-employed.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Joan) CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. Jerry (Janet) ANDREWS and Mrs. Gene (Patricia) CONLEY, all of Rochester; two sisters, Ida Belle STEININGER, Rochester, and Carrie WOODCOX, South Bend; three brothers, Hubert, Paul and Marion [WOODCOX], all of South Bend; twelve grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.  A brother and three sisters preceded in death.

Services were at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial was in the Athens Cemetery.
Elmer H. Malott

Elmer H. MALOTT, 73, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 1:45 a.m. today at the Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, where he had been a patient a day.  He had been in failing health the past two years.

Mr. Malott was born May 10, 1907 in Monon to Grover and Hilda LOWERY MALOTT.  He had lived in the Kewanna, Rochester and Macy areas since 1968, moving from Lake County.  He was married Sept. 12, 1924 in Crown Point to Ethel Rosetta BROWN, who survives.  He was a retired Teamster.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Roscoe H. [MALOTT], Rt. 2, Rochester; six daughters, Mrs. Donald (Flossie Marie) EKDAHL, Hobart; Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) SEEDORF, Otterbein; Mrs. Herman (Hilda) KEMP, Delphi Mrs. Joan HOWARD, Wabash; Mrs. Kenneth (Juanita) WILLIAMS, Medaryville; and Mrs. David (Donna) WOODS, Rt. 6, Rochester; twenty-two grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, George MALOTT, Macy; Wayne MALOTT, Merrillville, and Paul MALOTT, Wheatfield; two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. James R. DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2:30-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday.

 

Ruth K. Wood

Ruth K. WOOD, 72, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for two days.  She had been in failing health for six months.

She was born June 2, 1908 in Fulton County to James and Tressa BLOOM WESTWOOD.  Except for two years in South Bend, she was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  She was first married to Albert A. WOOD on May 11, 1929; he died Nov. 4, 1965.  She was married to Rex E. WOOD on April 25, 1973; he survives.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Verl (Joan) GINTHER, Rt. 7, Rochester, and Mrs. David (Lois) WILLIAMS, Rochester; two sons, Fred A. WOOD, Rt. 7, Rochester, and Larry L. WOOD, Rt. 2, Akron; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; twelve step-children; forty-two step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Fred WESTWOOD, Rochester.  Four sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Forest F. CARLSON 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 Wednesday.
Merl D. Richter

Merl Dean RICHTER, 72, 231 East Eighth St., died at 6:45 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks.

Mr. Richter was born April 14, 1908 in Argos to Charles and Agnes BRYANT RICHTER.  He had lived most of his life in Marshall and Fulton counties.  He was first married to Mary PENCE, who died Oct. 13, 1971.  He later married Dorothy MOORE on June 3, 1972.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and in 1972 he retired from the Torin Corporation.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Pat (Lorraine) PARKHURST, Rochester; a grandson, Tom PARKHURST, Plymouth; and two great-grandsons, Barry and Brad PARKHURST, both of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Lois BENNETT, Clearwater, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

 

Paul L. Creakbaum

Paul L. CREAKBAUM, 65, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 1:10 a.m. today in the Kosciusko Community Hospital.

Mr. Creakbaum was born Dec. 28, 1914 in Mentone to Lloyd and Bessie ALEXANDER CREAKBAUM.  He had lived here all his life.  He was married Oct. 13, 1934 in Peru to Deloris CONFER, who survives.  He was employed by the Orthopedic Equipment Co., Mentone.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Diana LYTER, Evergreen, Colo., and Mrs. Doreatha MEYERS, Danville; a son, Donnie [CREAKBAUM], Mentone; a sister, Mrs. George (Bernice) SMITH, Akron; a brother, William [CREAKBAUM], Akron; ten grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home with the Rev. T. R. JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Harold Dee Wallace

Harold Dee WALLACE, 57, South Bend, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday at his residence.  He had been in failing health since April.

Mr. Wallace was born Nov. 20, 1922 in Rochester to Dee C. and Lucile KILMER WALLACE.  He had lived in South Bend since 1961, moving from Rochester.  He was married Jan. 31, 1947 in Rochester to Betty Jean GOHN, who survives.  He was an insurance adjuster and a 1940 graduate of Rochester High School.  He was an overseas veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Steven D. [WALLACE], Longview, Wash.; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Samuel (Virginia) BURCH, Indianapolis.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Judith C. Coble

Judith C. COBLE, 30, Logansport, died today at 1:55 a.m. in the Home Hospital, Lafayette.  She had been ill since June.

Mrs. Coble was born Dec. 22, 1949 in Logansport to Donald and Irma PHERSON FLOYD.  She was married in Rochester Dec. 22, 1974 to Frank A. COBLE, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Jennifer COBLE, at home; a step-son, Shawn RAMSAY, at home; the mother, Irma FLOYD, Royal Center; the father, Donald FLOYD, Hillsdale, Mich.; two sisters, Sheila DAVIS, Logansport, and Betsy MORGAN, Winamac; a brother, Pat [FLOYD], Royal Center; and the maternal grandfather, Harry PHERSON, Royal Centers.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the McDloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Jean Branning

Jean BRANNING, 64, Rt. 1, Akron, died Sunday at her residence.

Mrs. Branning was born June 7, 1916 in Cleveland, Ohio.  She had lived here 8 years, moving from Fort Wayne.  She was married in 1938 to Robert BRANNING, who died in 1975.  She was a graduate of the Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She was a teacher in the Akron Grade School.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Susan McFARLAND, Davenport, Iowa; two sons, Thomas BRANNING, Evanston, Ill., and Phillip BRANNING, Rochester; a sister, Margaret SALZMAN, Cincinnati; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Akron United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.

 

Wednesday, September 3, 1980

 

Lewis P. Kepler

Lewis P. KEPLER, 86, Argos, died at 4:30 a.m. today in his residence following a       6-month illness.

Mr. Kepler was born June 13, 1894 in Marshall County to William and Addie WICKIZER KEPLER.  He was married April 5, 1917 at Hibbard to Erma REED, who died Aug. 15, 1968.  He retired in 1966 as a sales representative from Hawthorne-Melody Co.  He was a   50-year member of the Culver Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty) MANN, Rt. 2, Argos; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sarah KEPLER, Plymouth; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Helen HULLINGER, Rt. 2, Argos.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Mrs. Edith PETERMANN, reader of the First Church of Christ Scientist of Plymouth officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Thursday and until the hour of services Friday.
Thursday, September 4, 1980

 

Mabel Tyrrell Richardson

Mabel TYRRELL RICHARDSON, 85, of 215 West Ninth St., died at 7:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital following a six-week illness.

Mrs. Richardson was born Aut. 17, 1895 in Vermillion County, Ill., to James and Margaret FAIRCHILD MASON.  She had lived here most of her life.  She was first married to John TYRRELL on Oct. 5, 1915.  He died Jan. 25, 1964.  She later married Talfred RICHARDSON on Aug. 8, 1966.  He died Jan. 4, 1978.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

Surviving are four step-sons, James [RICHARDSON], Rochester; Clifford [RICHARDSON], Alexandria; Fred [RICHARDSON], Tippecanoe; and Bill [RICHARDSON], Kalamazoo, Mich.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Katherine) KIZER, South Bend and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Robert (Marie) McLOCHLIN, and James and William WHITE of Rochester.  Two sisters and five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, September 5, 1980

 

Agnes Henderson

Agnes HENDERSON, 77, formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday at 11 p.m. at the Peabody Home in North Manchester, where she had lived since November, 1978.

She was born in Flora Nov. 24, 1902 to Emerson and Harriet GILES McKINLEY.  She was married in 1924 to Orian HENDERSON, who died in 1970.  She retired in 1965 as supervisor for the Welcome Wagon for Northern Indiana.  She was a member of the Flora United Methodist Church, the Moose and Elks lodges in Rochester, and the Art Guild in Bradenton, Fla.  She was a graduate of Flora High School, the Logansport Business College and New York University.  She had lived in Logansport, Chicago, New York City, Indianapolis, and Bradenton, Fla., in addition to Rochester, where she lived at the time of her retirement.

Ten nieces and nephews survive. Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Baker Funeral Home in Flora with the Rev. James SWAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Lawn Cemetery at Flora.  Friends may call Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Geneva Lemmon

Geneva LEMMON, 73, Rt. 2, Lucerne, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday in the Logansport Memorial Hospital.  She had been in failing health for seven months.

Mrs. Lemmon was born July 30, 1907 in Fulton County to Charles F. and Eva CALLAHAN CLINE.  She had lived most of her life in Cass County.  She was married Feb. 28, 1931 in Cass County to Carl H. LEMMON who died Aug. 30, 1971.  She was a graduate of Manchester College.  She was a member of the Fletcher’s Lake United Methodist Church and the Fletcher’s Lake WSCS.

Surviving are two sons, Howard and Don [LEMMON], Rt. 1, Lucerne; three daughters, Mrs. Carol Ann HEWITT, Logansport; Mrs. Joe (Betty) MUNIZER, Rt. 1, Lucerne; Mrs. Gerry (Jean) GILBERTSON, Bellview, Wash.; ten grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Howard WESTERN and the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Paul E. Walters

Paul Edward WALTERS, 58, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 8:15 a.m. today at his residence.  He had been in failing health for seven weeks.

Mr. Walters was born July 27, 1922 in Rochester to John and Bertha GRAY WALTERS.  He had lived his entire life in this area.  He was married Sept. 13, 1941 in Porter to Jean HAGGERTY, who survives.  He retired in Jan. 1980 after 20 years employment with the Fulton County REMC.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Annabelle ALBER, Fulton; a brother, Raymond [WALTERS], South Bend and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death in 1973 by a daughter, Mrs. Barbara LEWIS.  Also preceding were his mother and two grandsons.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

 

Saturday, September 6, 1980

 

Minnie Ann Sullivan

Minnie Ann SULLIVAN, 90, formerly of Twelve Mile, died Monday at 12:15 a.m. at her home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

She was born in Cass County Nov. 28, 1889 to James A. and Rebecca LEFFEL DENISTON.  She was married to John Tedford SULLIVAN on Nov. 10, 1909 in Deedsville; he died June 16, 1957.  She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Lloyd L. [SULLIVAN], Twelve Mile; a daughter, Miss E. Ann SULLIVAN, Fort Lauderdale; a grandchild; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mable HEIMLICH, Logansport; and a brother, William A. DENISTON, Dunedin, Fla.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. John PATTISON officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Monday, September 8, 1980

 

John McCoige

John McCOIGE, 71, Rt. 4, Plymouth, died unexpectedly sometime Saturday at his cottage on Holm Lake, near Plymouth, where he had been spending the weekend.

Mr. McCoige was born Dec. 7, 1908 at Edit, Okla., to Ben and Celesta CLOUSE McCOIGE.  he moved to Indiana in 1917.  He was married Jan. 18, 1933 at Plymouth to Edith WILHELM, who survives.  He retired in 1973 from Copco Steel Co., South Bend, and had worked at the Culver Military Academy during the past two years.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter; Mrs. Helen FISHBURN, Culver; three sons, Charles [McCOIGE], Rt. 1, Argos; Lloyd [McCOIGE], Lakeville; and George [McCOIGE], Des Moines, Iowa; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Lewis [McCOIGE], Osceola, and Chester [McCOIGE], Phoenix, Ariz.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Roy FISHBURN officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, west of Argos.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and until the hours of service Tuesday.

 

Heather Jean Harrell

Infant Heather Jean HARRELL, daughter of Larry and Dinah McGUIRE HARRELL, Lapaz, was stillborn at 4:50 p.m. Sunday at Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox.

Surviving with the parents are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Danny McGUIRE, Rt. 5, Walkerton; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Patricia JOYNER, Rt. 7, Plymouth; paternal grandfather, Frank HARRELL Jr., Rt. 2, Argos; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Vergie ESTES, Hamilton, Ohio; and paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James COMINSKI, Mishawaka, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARRELL Sr., Rt. 2, Argos.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Robert GEARHART officiating.  The Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Charles Wilks

Culver, Ind. (AP) - Charles WILKS, 58, Culver, was killed Saturday night when he was hit by a car while walking along Indiana 17, five miles north of here.

It was not known why Wilks was walking along the road.  The driver was not charged.
Tuesday, September 9, 1980

 

Carl B. Keel

Carl Byron KEEL, 84, of 1226 Washington St., died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at South Bend St. Joseph Hospital where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

Mr. Keel was born Dec. 4, 1895 in Fishers to Charles and Mary BACON KEEL.  He had lived here in his youth and returned to this area in 1964 from Fort Wayne and Detroit.  He was married Jan. 20, 1921 in Rochester to Isabelle C. CARLTON, who survives.  He was an auditor and office manager for the former Rochester Bridge Co. and had been associated with the industrial catering services for the Dodge Corp. for many years, retiring in 1964.  He was a member of the Rochester Grace United Methodist Church and had served in the U.S. Army in World War I.  He was a member of the Rochester Kiwanis and was a treasurer for the Fulton County Republican Party for 9 years.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Carolyn) HANNA, Atlanta, Ga. three grandchildren, Mrs. Martha FORTIER, Quebec, Canada; Mrs. Peggy HELLWIG, Durham, N.C., and Jack HANNA, Charlotte, N.C.; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Parents and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in 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 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and until the hour of service Thursday.

 

Wednesday, September 10, 1980

 

Carl B. Keel

Private services will be held Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Carl KEEL, 84, of 1226 Washington St., who died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in a South Bend hospital following a fall.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. today.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Thursday, September 11, 1980

 

Richard H. Thrush

Richard H. THRUSH, 71, 1911 Niagara St., Buffalo, N.Y., a former resident of Rochester, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he was admitted earlier in the day.  He became ill during a visit to his sister, Esther THRUSH of Rochester.

He was born March 9, 1909 in LaPorte to Oren C. and Meta HESS THRUSH and lived in Rochester from 1927 to 1935.  He was married in 1935 to Ann WAGONER, who died in 1968.

Surviving besides the sister are two sons, Richard [THRUSH], of Depew, N.Y., and Thomas [THRUSH], of Buffalo; a daughter, Mrs. David (Laura Ann) LUNZ, East Aurora, N.Y.; a brother, Maurice [THRUSH], Kokomo; nine grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

Services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stethen Burns Mortuary in Buffalo, with burial in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Buffalo.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.
Friday, September 12, 1980

 

Ben F. Barnett

Ben F. BARNETT, 79, Akron, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been admitted earlier.

He was born Aug. 21, 1901 in Indianapolis to John and Bessie WELLS BARNETT and married Thelma WAECHTER in 1927.  She survives.  He was retired from the Indiana State Board of Health and was a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge, the South Bend Scottish Rite, the Mizpah Temple of Fort Wayne, the Fulton County Conservation Club and the Purdue Ag Club.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Max [BARNETT], of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. John (Anita) McMILLAN, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Gene (Polly) BURR, Warsaw; ten grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and two brothers, Robert [BARNETT], Danville, Ind., and Richard [BARNETT], Santa Barbara, Calif.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  The Rev. Frank CRAMER will assist.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Masonic services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, September 13, 1980

 

Ervin A. Doty

Ervin A. DOTY, 81, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 5:55 p.m. Friday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where he had been a patient 10 days.  He had been in failing health for several months.

Mr. Doty was born Sept. 19, 1898 in Maumee Township of Allen County to James A. and Mary OPPLE DOTY.  He had resided here the past two years, having moved from Angola.  He was married July 8, 1922 in Monroeville to Florence BATTENBERG, who survives.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the National and State Retired Teachers Association, Indiana State Teacher’s Association, the AARP, Indiana Society of Mayflower Descendents, and the Rochester Kiwanis Club.  He was a graduate of Fort Wayne Central High School and attended Tri-State College and graduated from Indiana Central University.  He also attended Indiana University and LaSalle University in Chicago.  He retired from teaching in 1964 at Fremont after having taught for 40 years, 20 years of that time in administration of schools.  He was associated with the IRS in LaPorte County from 1942 to 1948.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. George (Virginia) JOLLEY, Rochester, and Mrs. Winfred (Mary Alice) BARR, Delta Junction, Alaska; two sons, Ralph DOTY, Ohio City, Ohio, and Neal DOTY, Fremont; two brothers, Emrie DOTY, Fort Wayne, and Ralph DOTY, Angola; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of service Monday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Hazel M. Thompson

Hazel M. THOMPSON, 79, Argos, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Thompson was born March 16, 1901 at Rochester to Charles and Martha Jane BOWEN KINDIG.  She was married Sept. 20, 1919 in Marshall County to Alva THOMPSON, who died Oct. 14, 1975.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church and the Hope Circle.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mark (Bertha) THACKER, Argos; Mrs. Paul (Erma) ELLINGER, Bourbon; Mrs. Clifford (Eva) LAWMASTER, Bourbon; and Mrs. Wayne (Bernice) REESE, Rt. 1, Akron; three sons, Dale and Eldon [THOMPSON], both of Argos, and Charles [THOMPSON], of Bourbon; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel HAGENBUSH, Argos; Mrs. Meadie WARSTLER and Mrs. Thelma COOPER, both of Elkhart; and Mrs. Blanch ERICKSON, LaPorte; three brothers, Calvin KINDIG and Nelson KINDIG, both of LaPorte; and Lester KINDIG, Avon Park, Fla.  Two grandsons and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Argos United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard LEWKE and the Rev. C. Edwin McCLARON officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and until 11 a.m. Monday and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Kenneth L. Zimpleman

Kenneth L. ZIMPLEMAN, 55, Greenwood, died Friday morning at his residence.

Mr. Zimpleman was born Sept. 26, 1924 in Grass Creek to Edward and Helen ADAIR ZIMPLEMAN.  He was married December 1947 in Logansport to Rosemary ALLEN, who survives.  He graduated from Fulton High School and was an employee of the Indiana Insurance Co.  He was a lieutenant in World War II in the Air Force.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Nancy ZIMPLEMAN, Greenwood; two sons, Larry [ZIMPLEMAN], of Indianapolis, and Terry [ZIMPLEMAN], of Greenwood; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy HENDERSON, Logansport; two brothers, William [ZIMPLEMAN], of Rochester, and Dean [ZIMPLEMAN] of Kokomo; three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the McClosky-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of service Monday.

 

Jeanette Zimmerman

Services for Jeanette ZIMMERMAN, 71, Tinley Park, Ill., were conducted this morning by Father Richard PUETZ at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Mrs. Zimmerman died Friday morning following an extended illness.

Mrs. Zimmerman was the daughter of Remi and Emma BURGELMAN.

Surviving are the husband, Leo D. ZIMMERMAN; a daughter, Mrs. Will (Virginia) PROMER, and a sister, Martha BURGELMAN, all of the Chicago area, and four brothers-in-law, Emerson, Herbert, Major and James ZIMMERMAN.
Joe Schaaf

Services were to be held today in Palisades, Calif., for Joe M. SCHAAF, who died at 3:15 a.m. Friday at Pacific Palisades, Calif.

He was the son of Daisy McMAHAN SCHAAF, and a nephew of the late Hugh and Otto McMAHAN of Rochester.  He is also survived by his wife, Alice [SCHAAF], and two daughters.

 

Monday, September 15, 1980

 

W. Ralph Zimmerman

W. Ralph ZIMMERMAN, 64, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, died Saturday at 7:30 p.m., shortly after admission to Parkview Hospital at Plymouth.  He had been in failing health for two years.

Mr. Zimmerman was born Nov. 10, 1915, in Rochester to William and Mable NORMAN ZIMMERMAN.  He lived most of his life in Rochester, except 10 years spent in Lafayette.  He was married June 21, 1952 in Lafayette to Eleanor ASHBY, who survives.  He was a retired sales manager of the Can-Tex Corporation, formerly of Plymouth.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, and the Rochester American Legion.  He was a lifetime member of the Rochester Elks and Eagles lodges and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Edward [ZIMMERMAN], Arvada, Colo.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Marilyn MYERS, Aurora, Colo; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert B. [ZIMMERMAN], Rt. 7, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Stanley (Anita) SAMUELSON and Mrs. Nina WAECHTER, Rochester; and Mrs. Lura KIRKENDALL, Valparaiso.  He was preceded in death by a son, Mark [ZIMMERMAN], three sisters and two brothers.

Private memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral Home, with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Following cremation, burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation and memorials may be made to the American heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

 

Norma J. Briney

Mrs. Norma Jean BRINEY, 51, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient one day, following a two-year illness.

Mrs. Briney was born May 24, 1929 in Bremen to John and Dora STRANG ZUMBAUGH.  She spent all but two years of her life in the Rochester area.  She was married Aug. 16, 1947 in Rochester to Harold E. BRINEY, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Joyce) HASSENPLUG, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Kimberly [BRINEY], at home; a son, Michael E. [BRINEY], Rt. 3, Rochester; three grandchildren, Melissa and Edward HASSENPLUG] and Heather BRINEY, all of Rt. 3, Rochester; the mother, Mrs. Dora ZUMBAUGH, Rt. 3, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Margret HELT, Rt. 5, Rochester; two brothers, Wayne [ZUMBAUGH], Rt. 1, Mentone, and Lamar [ZUMBAUGH], Rt. 3, Rochester.  Her father preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald SNELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Eleanor Murphy

Eleanor MURPHY, 85, Peru, died Saturday at 5:45 a.m. at the Peru Nursing Home.

Miss Murphy was born in Piedmont, W. Va., Nov. 18, 1894 to George and Lillian SWIFT MURPHY.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church.  She was past Worthy Matron of the Macy Order of Eastern Star, Past Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She was a graduate of Indiana University and taught in the Peru Junior High School.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth M. ROSS, Flint, Mich.; a brother, Richard [MURPHY], of Huntington; a niece and nephew.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Philos Cemetery, Western Port, Md.  Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Myra Mattice

Myra MATTICE, 91, of 313 W. 11th St., died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Ill., where she had been spending her winters with a daughter.

Mrs. Mattice was born May 6, 1889 in Rochester to Cyrus and Calla DAVIS.  She was married Aug. 14, 1909 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Max R. MATTICE, who died Sept. 2, 1960.  She had lived here 30 years.  She was a member of the Rochester First United Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Jean) NYLIN, Oak Forest, Ill.; five grandsons, Jack [MATTICE] of Rochester; Wayne and Michael [MATTICE] of Peru; Robert [MATTICE] of Portage; and Bruce [MATTICE], of Indianapolis; and ten great-grandchildren.  A son, Edmund [MATTICE], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Cremation will follow the funeral rites with interment in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and until the hour of service Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, September 16, 1980

 

Alberta J. McGriff

Mrs. Alberta J. McGRIFF, 59, of 505 Ohio St., died shortly after admission to Logansport Memorial Hospital at 5:45 p.m. Monday, following a three-year illness.

Mrs. McGriff was born Nov. 3, 1921 in Fulton County to Alva and Anna Mae HOLLOWAY COOPER.  She resided her entire life in Fulton County.  She married Ray McGRIFF in Rochester in 1947; he survives.  She was a retired employee of Chamberlin Products Corp., of Akron.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Connie) FORTE, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Robert (Terry) DILTS, Peru, and Mrs. Rick (Debra) LOWRY, Milford; a son, Robert R. [McGRIFF], Rochester; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; the mother and step-father, Anna Mae and Harvey COLEMAN, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Margret ALSPACH, Macy, and Mrs. James (Pauline) BAYNES, Rochester and two brothers, Virgil and Robert COOPER, Rochester.  The father and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Wednesday, September 17, 1980

 

David W. Allison

A Royal Center youth was killed today at 8:30 a.m. on Olson Road, west of U.S. 31, when his car collided head-on with a Fulton County Highway Department truck.

David W. ALLISON, 18, Rt. 1, Royal Center, was pronounced dead at the scene by Junior GOOD, county coroner.

Police said the 1979 Monza that Allison was driving attempted to cut a corner too closely on Olson Road at Strawberry Lane and collided with a truck, loaded with sand, driven by Leamon E. ACKERMAN, 43, Grass Creek.

Allison died from a crushed chest and multiple internal injuries.

The youth’s death was the second in Fulton County in 1980 as a result of an automobile accident.

State and Fulton County police investigated.

 

Harry A. Meredith

Harry A. MEREDITH, 87, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.

Mr. Meredith was born Sept. 26, 1892 in Goshen to Mahlon and Julia Ann RICKEL MEREDITH.  He had lived most of his life in the Burket and Mentone area.  He was married Oct. 21, 1914 to Dessie L. NEWELL, who died Dec. 8, 1978.  He was a retired painter.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred W. (Willidean) SNOW, Medford, N.J., and Mrs. Walter (Jane) EVANS, Warsaw; three sons, William [MEREDITH] of New Haven; Richard [MEREDITH] of Akron; and Vernon [MEREDITH] of Burket; fifteen grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home with burial in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

 

Thursday, September 18, 1980

 

Avery G. Brower

Avery G. BROWER, 84, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Mr. Brower was born in Miami County May 15, 1856 to Deo and Jerusha KINLEY BROWER.  He was married to Orpha BOWEN June 21, 1919 in Perry Township of Miami County.  She survives.  He was a member of the Deedsville United Methodist Church and a retired farmer.  He was a former Miami County Councilman and Union Township Trustee.  He was a veteran of World War I and served in the U.S. Army in France.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Quentin [BROWER], Rt. 1, Macy; Berl [BROWER], Roann; and Larry [BROWER], Rt. 2, Macy; three daughters, Mabel PATTY, Royal Center; Lela DEEDS, Rt. 1, Macy; and Vera GREEN, Converse; fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Robert LOUGHEED and Carl SWEET officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.
Friday, September 19, 1980

 

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Saturday, September 20, 1980

 

Edna M. Schlunz

Mrs. Edna Mabel SCHLUNZ, 74, formerly of 214 W. 11th St., died at 7:35 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient a week.  Prior to her admission at the hospital she had been a patient at Centerbury Manor for four months.

Mrs. Schlunz was born May 10, 1906 in Starke County to Willie and Maude June OGLESBY QUICK.  She had lived here the past nine years, having moved from Hammond.  She was married to Wilford W. SCHLUNZ, who preceded in death.  She was formerly employed by the Marshall-Field Co. in Chicago.  She was a member of the Michigan City Order of Eastern Star and the 31 Home Economics Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. E. (Jeanette) GOOCH, Rochester; a son, Kenneth W. [SCHLUNZ], Michigan City; six grandchildren, Ellen BAIR, Dallas, Texas; Susie BAIR, Terre Haude; Jennifer BAIR, Rochester; Patrick SCHLUNZ and Kay SCHLUNZ, both of Michigan City; and Stephen SCHLUNZ, Denver, Colo.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with burial in the Swan Lake Memorial Garden, Michigan City.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, September 22, 1980

 

Helen I. Gerwig

Helen I. GERWIG, 63, North Liberty, died at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Mishawaka St. Joseph Hospital.  She had been in failing health for two years.

She was born Sept. 16, 1917 in Bluffton to Charles and Ada BENNETT GROVE and had lived in the North Liberty area for 30 years, moving there from Wells County, Indiana.  She married Loren GERWIG June 29, 1935 in Lawrenceburg; he survives.  She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Mishawaka.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Anita) MARLEY, South Bend; a son, Bruce [GERWIG], Apache Junction, Ariz.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Alice BATE and Pauline SAUDER, Bluffton, and Mrs. Edgar WARD, Hartford City, Ind., and a brother, Robert GROVE, Rochester.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, Bluffton, with the Rev. Verl W. BALLMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mossburg Cemetery, Bluffton.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in the Guisinger Colonial Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, Bluffton.
Elva H. Hutchinson

Elva H. HUTCHINSON, 91, Athens, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for some time.

Mrs. Hutchinson was born Sept. 24, 1888 in Fulton County to Warren and Mary Ellen KUHN HEETER.  She had lived all of her life in the Athens area.  She was married in 1917 to James HUTCHINSON, who died in 1941.  She attended the Athens United Methodist Church.

Surviving are son, Ned [HUTCHINSON], Pompano Beach, Fla.; two step-sons, Judson H. [HUTCHINSON], Rt. 2, Rochester, and Edward J. [HUTCHINSON], of Peru; four step-grandchildren; thirteen step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jenny RILEY, Rochester, Rochester Nursing Home; and several nieces and nephews.  A step-son, Waldo [HUTCHINSON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

 

Florence A. Floor

Florence A. FLOOR, 61, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died Saturday at the Fort Wayne St. Joseph Hospital.  She had been ill for three months.

Born Feb. 17, 1919 in Wabash, she was the daughter of Orville and Catherine BUTLER WARD.  She married Richard FLOOR Sept. 15, 1940 in Akron; he died in 1975.

Surviving are an adopted daughter, Ruth BROWN of Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Lula Mae) HARTSELL, Winnifred, La., and Mrs. Ernest (Ruth) WINTEROD, Wabash, and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Charles FRENCH officiating.  Burial will be in the South Pleasant Cemetery, south of Silver Lake.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, September 23, 1980

 

Lloyd E. Hibschman

Lloyd E. HIBSCHMAN, 77, Akron, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Hibschman was born Jan. 2, 1903 in Kosciusko County to Oliver and Myrtle BASH HIBSCHMAN.  He had lived here for the past 32 years.  He was married in 1923 to Mary HOOVER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Jean) VERGON, Mishawaka; Mrs. Garland (Shirley) GRAY, Akron; and Doris BRADWAY, Fort Myers, Fla.; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George (Mildred) STAFFELDT, and Mrs. Olive DUFFEY, Mishawaka.  Three sisters, two brothers and a grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.
Hugh  E. Steininger

Hugh E. STEININGER, 70, Rt. 1, Culver, died at 3:45 a.m. today at the LaPorte County Hospital where he had been a patient a week.  He had been in failing health the past seven years.

Mr. Steininger was born Feb. 4, 1910 in Butler to Ervin and Ruby BUNKER STEININGER.  He had lived in Culver the past six years, moving from South Bend.  He was married Aug. 27, 1937 in Logansport to Margaret STICHLER, who survives.  Before his retirement he was employed by the Studebaker Corp. as an electrician.  He was a member of the Lydick United Methodist Church and the New Carlisle Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Rhea) SCHMIDT, Rt. 1, Culver; two sons, Hugh D. and Robert K. [STEININGER], both of South Bend; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Thelma PHILLIPS, Elkhart.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with burial in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the services.

 

Edith P. Felker

Edith P. FELKER, 87, formerly of Fulton, died at 12:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had resided the past three years in the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Felker was born Nov. 4, 1892 in Nebraska to James and Annie GRAUL ZEIDER.  She had lived in Fulton since 1965, having moved from Twelve Mile.  She was first married to Henry SUTTON Feb. 3, 1911.  He died Aug. 25, 1941.  She later married Roy FELKER April 15, 1950.  He died in 1965.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Helen McCLAIN, Star City; Mrs. Pearl BEATTIE, Elkhart; Mrs. Florence HOYT, Cauyga; and Mrs. Betty DEVINS, Cayuga; a son, Robert SUTTON, Twelve Mile; a step-son, Donald FELKER, Logansport; a step-daughter, Mrs. Hazel GROVES, Frankfort; four brothers, Guy ZEIDER, Frankfort; James ZEIDER, South Bend; Sam ZEIDER, Lafayette; and Bert ZEIDER, Star City; a sister, Mrs. Olive SHIDLER, Star City; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, five brothers and a sister preceded.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Victor Chapel Cemetery near Star City.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday until the services.

 

Wednesday, September 24, 1980

 

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Thursday, September 25, 1980

 

Ruth Wheatley

Ruth WHEATLEY, 88, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 6:30 a.m. today at her residence.  She had been ill for the past six months.  Mrs. Wheatley was born Nov. 16, 1891 in Monterey to Edward and Jane Ann DAVIS HICKIN.  She had lived most of her life in the Monterey area with the exception of 10 years in Chicago.  She was married Aug. 31, 1914 in Chicago to William Gladstone WHEATLEY, who died Dec. 14, 1958.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. P. B. (Genevieve) St. CLAIR, Plymouth; Mrs. Myrtle WENTZEL, Warsaw; Mrs. Barbara MURRAY, Leiters Ford; and Mrs. Arnold (Martha) MURRAY, Rochester; two sons, Robert [WHEATLEY], of Monterey, and Earl [WHEATLEY] of Seattle, Wash.; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.  A sister and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Alva WARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call   2-9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of service Saturday.

 

Friday, September 26, 1980

 

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Saturday, September 27, 1980

 

Daniel P. Howton

Daniel P. HOWTON, 26, Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Argos, died unexpectedly in his sleep Fridaty.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman HOWTON, oif the Talma area.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Monday, September 29, 1980

 

Daniel P. Howton

Daniel P. HOWTON, 26, formerly of Argos, died unexpectedly of a heart condition at his residence in Chandler, Ariz., Friday

Mr. Howton was born June 10, 1954 at Argos to Coleman and Lois BURTON HOWTON.  He had lived in California and Arizona after moving from Argos.  He was employed by the Chandler United Methodist Church as a Youth Camp Director and was also employed by Roger’s Electronics in Chandler.  He graduated from Argos High School in 1972.  He was a member of the Argos United Methodist church and the Argos Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are the parents of the Talma community, a sister, Mrs. Robert (Judy) KING, Bourbon; three brothers, Ronald [HOWTON], R.R. 5, Rochester; Michael [HOWTON], R.R. 3, Rochester, and Richard [HOWTON]., Elkhart.

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Argos United Methodist Church with the Revs. Richard LEWKE and Robert HANSEN officiating.  Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fernwood cemetery, Henderson, Ky.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home 6-9 p.m. today and 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, and at the church one hour prior to services.  The Argos Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.


 

Vivian J. Scheid

Vivian J. SCHEID, 57, Rt 7, Rochester, died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday in the South Bend St. Joseph Hospital, where she had been a patient since July 7.  She had been in failing health the last three years.

Mrs. Scheid was born July 4, 1923 in Grass Creek to Lotus T. and Lela J. THOMAS THRUSH.  She had lived here her entire life.  She was married July 30, 1941 in Rochester to Robert J. SCHEID, who survives.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Tri Kappa, Order of Eastern Star, Women of the Moose and the Rochester High School Class of 1941.

Surviving with the mother and husband are two sisters, Mrs. Betty JENKINS, Rochester, and Mrs. Shirley ANDERSON, Logansport.  A sister, Mrs. Mary ELLITHORP preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiting.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today and 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of service Wednesday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to a favorite charity.

 

Elizabeth Felix

Elizabeth FELIX, 81, of 1031 Pontiac St., died at 4:25 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient a day.

Mrs. Felix was born July 20, 1899 in Halls Station, Pa., to John M. and Martha Annie WILSON KEEBLER.  She had lived here her entire life.  She was married Nov. 27, 1924 in South Bend to Michael J. FELIX, who died in 1930.  She was the Fulton Circuit Court Reporter for 40 years, retiring in 1972.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the National and State Court Reporters Association.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Kathryn) GREER, Rochester; three grandchildren, Mrs. Robert (Janet) COPELAND, Rochester; Mrs. Jesse Allen (Linda) SHERWIN, Haughton, La.; and Gilbert W. SCHWENK, St. Joseph, Mich., and eight great-grandsons.  A son and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholid Church with the Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, South Bend, where graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

 

George L. Washington

George L. WASHINGTON, 69, Peru, died at Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital at 10:10 p.m. Friday.

Mr. Washington was born Jan. 24, 1911 in Miami County to George and Daisy McCARTER WASHINGTON.  He was married to Dorothy J. WELLER on June 3, 1934, who survives.  He was retired from Square-D Co., Peru.  He was a member of the Peru First Christian Church and Masonic Lodge of Macy.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Don [WASHINGTON], Chicago, Ill., and Guy [WASHINGTON], Fort Wayne; a brother, Harold [WASHINGTON], Elkhart; a sister, Grace CONNER, Mexico; a granddaughter, Heather WASHINGTON, Fort Wayne.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Revs. William SHEWMAN and Avery MILEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Miami County Chapter.


 

Tuesday, September 30, 1980

 

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Wednesday, October 1, 1980

 

Richard L. Gray

Richard Lee GRAY, 42, Warsaw, was pronounced dead on arrival at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Tuesday evening.  Death was unexpected.

He was born in Fulton County Jan. 25, 1938 to Richard and Alice ROSS GRAY and lived in Warsaw since 1961.  He married Janice WEIGLE May 14, 1961.  She survives.  He was an employee of R.R. Donnelley’s Warsaw.

Surviving with the wife are three children, James, Kristine and Adam [GRAY], all at home; the mother, Alice Gray, Plymouth; the grandmother, Martha ROSS, Rochester, and aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the McHatton-Lyman Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Leroy WISE officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Norabelle Bryant

Norabelle BRYANT, 86, OF 325 W. 10th St., died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted last Thursday.

Born in Rochester on Nov. 24, 1893, she was the daughter of George W., 1 and Minnie Maude BLACKETOR KROM and had resided most of her life in this city.  She was married in Rochester on Feb. 2, 1918 to Ernest Ray BRYANT, who died July 14, 1960.  She was an alumna of Rochester College and a member of the First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, DAR and McKinley Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Waldo (Mary Jo) GRAY, Marion, Ohio; a granddaughter, Mrs. Dewey (Cheryl Ann) MARTIN, Delaware, Ohio; and a brother, George W. KROM Jr., Rochester.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday until time of service.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Thursday, October 2, 1980

 

Norabelle Bryant

Order of Eastern Star rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Norabelle BRYANT, 86, of 325 W. 10th St., who died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

 

Mearle Newcomb

Mearle NEWCOMB, 84, of 1312 Bancroft Ave., died at 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital after several month’s illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, Oct. 3, 1980

 

Mearle D. Newcomb

Mearle D. NEWCOMB, 84, of 1312 Bancroft Ave., died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been admitted earlier.

Mrs. Newcomb was born Sept. 16, 1896 in Nelson, Neb., to Frank J. and Rose MOODY POTTER.  She had lived here most of her life.  She was married June 16, 1920 in Akron to       H. Dean NEWCOMB, who died Aug. 8, 1971.  She was a member of the Fulton County Art Colony, Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester Garden Club, Evergreen Rebekah Lodge, of which she was a past Noble Grand, Ladies Auxiliary of the Post Patriarch Militant, and the Sigma Delta Pi Teachers Sorority.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Oscar (Phyllis) ZEHNER, Rochester; a son, Robert D. NEWCOMB, Plymouth; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd POTTER, Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Alfred (Mildred Jane) HARRIS, Cleveland, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Alida JOHNSON, Rochester.  A brother and sister preceded.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of services Saturday.  Rebekah memorial rites will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

John H. Cunningham Jr.

John H. “Jack” CUNNINGHAM Jr., 40, Kewanna, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his son’s residence at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Cunningham was born Jan. 17, 1940 in Cass County to John H. and Laura J. LEYDET CUNNINGHAM Sr.  He was married to Janet K. ELLER, June 28, 1959 in Logansport, who survives.

He was an employee of the Talma division of the State Highway Department.

He was a member of the Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church in Logansport, Kewanna Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, South Bend Valley Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Shrine, and for many years he portrayed Santa Claus for children’s groups and civic organizations.

Surviving with the wife are the parents, Logansport; three sons, Jay [CUNNINGHAM], Kewanna; Joey and Jon [CUNNINGHAM], at home; a daughter, Jenny [CUNNINGHAM], at home; a brother, Glenn [CUNNINGHAM], Logansport; a sister, Yvonne ROGERS, Lafayette, and a granddaughter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kewanna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gene V. PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Mussleman Cemetery near Camden.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and at the church one hour prior to services.  Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Kewanna United Methodist Church.

 

Saturday, October 4, 1980

 

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Monday, October 6, 1980

 

Hazel M. Swank

Hazel M. SWANK, 74, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday in the Duke’s Hospital, Peru.  She had been ill two weeks and her death was unexpected.

Mrs. Swank was born April 13, 1906 in Cass County to Jacob and Myrtle MARQUIS DAWALT.  She had lived in Fulton County since 1934, moving from Cass County.  She was married Nov. 10, 1923 to Ralph SWANK in Mexico.  He survives.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid, Willing Workers S.S. Class, Get-to-gether Club, Bide-a-Wee Club and the Manitou Garden Club.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. James (Ethel Mae) FALL, Marion, and Mrs. Gale (Jean) BOLDRY, Rt. 6, Rochester; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a brother, Alva DAWALT, Montpelier, Ohio.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fulton United Methodist Church with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in fulton.  Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

 

Pauline M. Berky

Services were this afternoon at the Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home in Goshen for Pauline M. BERKY, 58, who died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday in the Fountain View Place Nursing Home in Elkhart, where she was admitted Friday.

She was born in Argos Feb. 10, 1922 to Charles and Susie CARPENTER MATHIAS.  She was married June 1, 1952 to Keely BERKY, who died in February 1963.

Surviving are a brother, John MATHIAS, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary) LINDZY, New Paris; and an aunt, Ethel Van LUE, Rochester.

Burial was in Southland Cemetery, South Bend.

 

Tuesday, October 7, 1980

 

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Wednesday, October 8, 1980

 

William A. Benedict

William A. BENEDICT, 68, Denver, Ind., died at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born in Denver May 24, 1912 to Edward and Flora DELP BENEDICT.  He was a retired trucker and a member of the Denver Baptist Church.

Surviving are six children, David R. BENEDICT, Denver; Mrs. Wally (Carole) TOWNSEND, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Fred (Janet) OGLE, Akron; Mrs. Gean (Judy) KOWALSKI, Riverside, Calif.; Mrs. John (Diane) LIVENGOOD, Rt. 1, Denver, and Mrs. Dan (Cherie) KRAUSE, Bloomington; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert BENEDICT, Heshey, Pa.; and four sisters, Gladys RODY, Peru; Edna MEEKER, St. Genevieve, Mo.; Betty LOWE, Rochester, and Rachel McGUIRE, Denver.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Mark SPENCER and Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call Thursday after 2 p.m.


 

Ruby Mae Goodman

Ruby Mae GOODMAN, 79, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 9:15 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had been a patient one week.  She had been ill for 3 1/2 months.

Mrs. Goodman was born Oct. 19, 1900 in Warren County, Ind., to Charles and Sara HUTTS SALTS.  She had lived in Fulton County most of her life.  She married Vernerd D. GOODMAN in West Lebanon, Ind., Feb. 8, 1920; he survives.  She was a member of the Whippoorwill Communithy Church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Jeanne WATSON and Mrs. Harold (Ruth) SOUTH, both of Plymouth; three sons, William GOODMAN, Gary; Robert GOODMAN, Rochester, and Richard GOODMAN, New Haven; nineteen grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Arley MITCHAM and Dr. Herbert BESS officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday.

 

Thursday, October 9, 1980

 

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Friday, October 10, 1980

 

Richard L. Dixon

Richard Lee DIXON, 52, Walton, died at 12:30 a.m. today in the Indianapolis Methodist Hospital.

He was born May 22, 1928 in Fulton to Howard M. and Esther REED DIXON.  He married Violet ROBERTI Oct. 11, 1947 in Petoski, Mich.  She survives.  He was employed by ConRail of Logansport and was a member of the Logansport St. Joseph Church and the Walton American Legion.  He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Larry DIXON, Logansport; two daughters, Diane ROBBINS, Logansport, and Patty TOOPS, Walton; the mother, Esther COOLEY, Rochester; three half-brothers, Bill COOLEY, Seattle, Wash., Don COOLEY, Logansport, and Bernie COOLEY, Rochester; a sister, Elsie EDDINGTON, Rochester, and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Fisher Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Fred SCHROEDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

M. Emerson Sheets

M. Emerson SHEETS, 68, Akron, died at 8:28 p.m. Thursday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient for several years.

Mr. Sheets was born Sept. 22, 1912 in Akron to Roy and Goldie WILHOIT SHEETS, and was a lifetime resident of Akron.  He was married May 31, 1932 to Hazel BROWN, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Dennis W. [SHEETS], Indianapolis, and Arnold E. [SHEETS], Encino, Calif; two grandchildren, and a brother, Robert [SHEETS], Akron.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.


 

Nellie Hammond Slusser

Nellie HAMMOND SLUSSER, 84, Akron, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday in the Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had been ill for several months.

She was born Dec. 4, 1895 in Akron to Frank and Rhoda LEECH BRADWAY and was a lifetime resident of this area.  She married John HAMMOND in 1913.  After his death, she married Clarence SLUSSER.  He died in 1963.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God and the WCTU.

Surviving are four sons, Don B. HAMMOND, San Diego, Calif.; Merl E. HAMMOND, Cherokee Village, Ark.; Gene HAMMOND, Akron, and Bill HAMMOND, Angola; a daughter, Helen FERGUSON, Lexington, S.C.; seventeen grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren.  Three grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Myron KISSINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after    2 p.m. Saturday and until the time of services Sunday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of God building fund.

 

Saturday, October 11, 1980

 

Bessie Mathews Ochampaugh

Bessie MATHEWS OCHAMPAUGH, 94, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Nursing Home following several years illness.

Mrs. Ochampaugh was born March 8, 1886 at Palestine to John and Dorcas FUNK SHIREY.  She had lived in the Mishawaka area from 1945 until 1971, then moving back to this area.  She was married to William MATHEWS, who died in July 1942.  She later married Guy OCHAMPAUGH, who died in 1964.

Surviving are a son, John MATHEWS, Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Doris) NEWTON, Rt. 2, Rochester; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren.  A son, George MATHEWS, and two brothers, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial Home,Mentone, with the Rev. Buell MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after   7 p.m. today.

 

Monday, October 13, 1980

 

E. T. Hunt

E. T. “Ted” HUNT, 77, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at his residence 6:30 a.m. today.

Mr. Hunt was born Sept. 18, 1903 in New Paris, Ohio, to Orla E. and Myrtle A. CRAWFORD HUNT.  He was married to Esther BIXLER Aug. 30, 1930 in Plymouth.  She survives.  He was a retired electrical engineer with Pennsylvania Railroad.  He was a member of the New Paris, Ohio Methodist Church, Kewanna Masonic Lodge, Rochester Elks, Life-member of the Rochester Moose Lodgte, Legion of the Moose, Moose 25 Club, Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of Logansport.

Surviving with the wife are several nieces and nephews.  Two sons, a brother and sister preceded.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.  Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday.


 

Merle Chapman

Services were held at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Merle M. CHAPMAN, 89, Rt. 5, Rochester, who died at 12:05 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient six days.

Mr. Chapman was born March 25, 1891 in Argos.  He had lived in the Tiosa Community since 1931, moving from Newton County.  He was married to Cleo KENOYER, who died Sept. 25, 1925.  He later married Ruth WILLIAMS on Aug. 15, 1934.  She died March 7, 1965.  He was a member of the Tiosa First Brethren Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clara KITSON, Lima, Ohio; three sons, Estil and Darrel [CHAPMAN], both of Brook; and Lewis [CHAPMAN], Mishawaka; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Officiating the services was the Rev. Buell MEADOWS with burial in the Grass Creek Cemetery.

 

James W. Brown

James W. BROWN, 61, Peru, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mr. Brown was born Sept. 29, 1919 in Denver to Oscar and Josephine TAGUE BROWN.  He was married Dec. 25, 1937 to Ellenora DINGMAN, who survives.  He had lived in Peru since 1968, after serving 24 years in the U.S. Army.  He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.  He was a member of the Denver United Methodist Church, Peru Moose Lodge, Peru VFW, Peru American Legion, and Peru Male Chorus.

Surviving with the wife and mother are a daughter, Mrs. Sandra HOWARD, Peru; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis COBLENTZ, Peru; and a grandson. A daughter and sister preceded.

Military services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with burial in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 14, 1980

 

Mary S. Anderson

Mary Stella ANDERSON, 92, formerly of Rochester and living at the Hamilton Grove Retirement Home in New Carlisle, died at 2 p.m. Monday at the home following an extended illness.

Mrs. Anderson was born June 28, 1888 in Fulton County and spent most of her life in the Fulton County area, except for 20 years in the South Bend area.  She married Delbert F. ANDERSON in Rochester Oct. 16, 1912; he died in 1967.

Surviving are two sisters, Irene WALTERS, South Bend, and Nancy GUISE, Claypool.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 512 N. William St., South Bend, with the Rev. David HARROLD officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

[NOTE:  Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983:  Delbert F. ANDERSON married Mary S. EASTERDAY, Oct. 16, 1912.]
Roxanna Porter

Roxanna PORTER, 67, Westport, died at 2:25 p.m. Monday at the Bartholomew County Hospital.

Mrs. Porter was born March 5, 1913 in Westport to Harry and Ruth RICHARDS TUCKER.  She was married to Jonathan E. PORTER Nov. 27, 1933 in Bedford, Ky.  He survives.  She was a member of the Westport Baptist Church and a graduate of Westport High School in 1933.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Rev. Jean PORTER, Rochester; Mrs. Sue BLAUVELT, Rt. 4, Greensburg; and Mrs. Sara SHUTER, Rt. 2, Westport; two sons, Jonathan [PORTER], Indianapolis, and Robert [PORTER], Greensburg; seventeen grandchildren; a brother, Arthur C. TUCKER, Shelbyville, and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Jane PHELPS, Westport.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Bass Funeral Home, Westport, with the Rev. Ronald SCHENK officiating.  Burial will be in the Westport Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Edward J. Drapalik

Edward J. DRAPALIK, 67, Argos, died at 8:07 a.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a three-year illness.

Mr. Drapalik was born Aug. 23, 1913 at Rocky Mount, N.C. to Alfred and Stephania DRAPALIK.  He was married July 23, 1938 in South Bend to Mary REDINGER, who survives.  He was a retired sanitarian of Marshall County and was a former Argos businessman, having operated a grocery store and news stand at Argos.  He was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, member and Past Master of the Argos Masonic Lodge, Past Patron of the Former Argos Order of Eastern Star, St. Joseph Valley Scottish Rite, Marshall County Socttish Rite Club, Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. and former Argos Trustee.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Max (Joyce) GIBBONS, Rt. 2, Argos, and Mrs. Chet (Jane) HALL, Rt. 1, Bourbon; a son, John [DRAPALIK], Martinsville; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sophia STUBBLEFIELD, Livermore, Calif., and Sister Lydia DRAPALIK, Emmitsburg, Md.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Argos United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and at the church one hour prior to services.  Argos Masonic Lodge will conduct memorials ervices at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Elsie M. Robbins

Elsie M. ROBBINS, 88, a former Akron resident, died in Glendale, Ariz., Friday.

Mrs. Robbins was born Nov. 11, 1891 in Akron.  She served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1917 to 1933.

Surviving are a nephew, Jim ROBBINS, Palmyra, N.Y.; two brothers, Paul [ROBBINS], of Fallon, Nev., and Earl [ROBBINS], of Placerville, Calif.; two sisters, Fannie MOORE and Cleo ACRIDGE, both of Glendale,Ariz.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. FRANCIS CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.
John H. Johnson

John H. JOHNSON, 91, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at the South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 14, 1889 at Union Bridge, Md., to Henry and Amanda KAUFMAN JOHNSON.  He had lived in the Talma area since 1960, moving from Michigan.  He was married April 15, 1906 to Sarah McENDARFER, who died July 14, 1909.  He later married Beatrice BECK April 1, 1911, who died May 12, 1959.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Pine Creek Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Mabel) HEINES, Nappanee, Mrs. Robert (Mary) WAGONER, Rochester; Mrs. Charles (Marjory) RAYMER, Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Daisy) DOAN, Macy; and Mrs. Harold (Jennie) BRYANT, Talma; three sons, Wayne [JOHNSON], North Liberty; Worth [JOHNSON], Crestwood, Ill., and Lewis [JOHNSON], Talma; a sister, Mrs. Cecile MOYER, Plymouth; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Revs. Ray E. MILLS and Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the West Lawn Cemetery, North Liberty.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, October 15, 1980

 

Miriam N. Cumberland

Miriam M. CUMBERLAND, 66, Akron, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday at her residence following a coronary attack.

Mrs. Cumberland was born Aug. 21, 1914 near Talma to Delmar and Lucetta ALSPAUGH HUDKINS.  She had lived her lifetime in the Fulton County area.  She was married in 1931 to Vernon CUMBERLAND, who survives.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, Akron Eastern Star, Amicus Club, Akron Womens Club, and the Friendship Circle of the Akron Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Max (Shirley) RISNER, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons, Delmer [CUMBERLAND], Akron, and Robert [CUMBERLAND], Akron; eleven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Thelma) WILLIAMSON, Clearwater, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. John MOORE and Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday and until the services Friday.
Thursday, October 16, 1980

 

Gwendolyn Harting

Gwendolyn HARTING, 69, North Manchester, died at 6 a.m. today at the Wabash County Hospital.

Mrs. Harting was born Nov. 29, 1910 in Wabash to D. A. and Eva PIKE.  She was married in 1936 to C. Byron HARTING, who survives.  She was a 1929 graduate of [Akron] High School and was a former school teacher.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Hal HARTING, Tipecanoe Lake; Kent HARTING, North Manchester; and [Von] HARTING, North Manchester; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John (Virginia) YORK, Akron, and Mrs. Howard (Helen) UTTER, Akron.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, with burial in North Manchester.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday.

 

Casel E. Whetstone

Casel E. WHETSTONE, 85, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw.

Mr. Whetstone was born July 31, 1895 near Mentone to Thomas and Mary JEFFERIES WHETSTONE.  He had lived all of his life in this area.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Rochester First Church of God.  He was married Sept. 4, 1915 to Audrea M. ZOLMAN, who died March 30, 1972.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Mary) HOFFMAN, Silver Lake; Mrs. Edith WALTERS, Mentone; and Mrs. Donald (Geneva) EMMONS, Seattle,Wash.; two sons, Leon [WHETSTONE], Cadillac, Mich., and Carl [WHETSTONE], Mentone; thirteen grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Margaret Moesch

Margaret MOESCH, 77, a former Leiters Ford area resident, died Tuesday following a long illness, at the Altenheim Community in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Moesch was born Feb. 14, 1903.  She was married to H.W. MOESCH Jr., who died December, 1958.  She was a 1920 graduate of Shortridge High School and was associated with the Vonnegut firm, Indianapolis, before her marriage.  She was a member of the Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ, Indianapolis.

Surviving are a sister, Ada ERNST, Indianapolis; and eleven nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Home, Fall Creek Boulevard, Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Altenheim Community Home or to the Zion United Church of Christ.
Friday, October 17, 1980

 

Omer F. Thomas

Omer F. THOMAS, 80, Fort Wayne, died Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at his residence.

Mr. Thomas was born Dec. 24, 1899 in Miami County to Mr. and Mrs. William THOMAS Sr.  He was married to Marie HUTH, January of 1921.

Surviving are a brother, Paul THOMAS, Rochester; two sisters, Reathal CLINGER, Rochester, and Nellie BAKER, Plymouth.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Precious Blood Catholic Church.  The Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the McCombs Funeral Home, Fort Wayne.  Burial will be in the Precious Blood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

 

Saturday, October 18, 1980 to Tuesday, October 21, 1980

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, October 22, 1980

 

Walter K. Keim

Walter K. KEIM, 70, Rt. 3, Rochester, died early Tuesday morning in his sleep at his home.

He was born April 5, 1910 in Miami County near Gilead to William and Sarah BUTT KEIM.  He lived in this area 32 years after coming from Warsaw.  He married Hazel Marie CARPENTER, Feb. 2, 1935 in South Bend.  She died Oct. 21, 1971.  He married Mary Lou JONES in Macon, Ga.  She died April 15, 1979.  He originated the Culligan Soft Water Co. in Rochester, which he owned and operated from 1948-1959.  Her was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, was the first president of the Rochester Rotary Club, was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Warsaw and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jacqueline) BEALL, lafayette; Mrs. Jerrold (Donna) HERMANN, Rt. 6, Rochester, and Mrs. Myron (Carol) FOOR, Covington, Ind.; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Garnett) STEVENSON, Kokomo, and Mrs. Gerald (Pauline) BAHNEY, Roann.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday.
Mary M. Casselman

Mary M. CASSELMAN, 79, formerly of Rochesrter and Warsaw, died at 6:07 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home at Plymouth, where she had been a patient three months.

She was born Jan. 20, 1901 in Etna Green to George and Georgia GARD BURGH.  She married Charles “Jack” CASSELMAN in 1944.  He died Jan. 14, 1966.  She resided with her son, Burwyn BLUE, 1208 Washington Blvd., for five years and then resided at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for nine years.  Prior to that, she was a resident of Warsaw for a number of years.  she was a member of the Apostolic gospel Tabernacle,Warsaw.

Surviving with the son are two grandchildren, Yvette ZIMMERMAN and Mrs. Randy (Rebecca) GREEN, both of Rochester; a grandson, Steve BLUE of Greenfield, Ind.; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Luke BURR of Warsaw, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Apostolic Gospel Tabernacle in Warsaw with the Rev. John REID officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday and from 9-11 a.m. Friday and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Thursday, October 23, 1980

 

Richard Woods

Richard “Woodie” WOODS, 65, of 1319 Jackson Blvd., died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in South Bend St. Joseph’s Hospital where he had been a patient for four weeks following a five-year illness.

Mr. Woods was born Jan. 4, 1915 in Wilmove, Ky., to Silas and Nettie WEST WOODS.  He had lived here since 1974, moving from South Bend.  He was first married July 8, 1939 to Dorothy Mae TOMB, who died in 1966.  He later married May 24, 1969 in South Bend to Jean BIGGS KOCH, who survives.  Before his retirement, he was a civil service employee in the capacity of a Quality Assurance Specialist associated with A.M. General and Kaiser Jeep, South Bend.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a son, John WOODS, South Bend; a step-daughter, Mrs. Michael (Cheryl) HOGAN, Rochester; two step-sons, Joseph KOCH, Manchester College, and Dennis KOCH, Evansville, Wy.; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Viola SELBY, Fresno, Calif.; Mrs. Betty BALTHIS, Richmond, and Mrs. June RENNER, Cincinnati; a brother, Therman WOODS, White Pigeon, Mich.  He was preceded by a brother.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Sam CLARTON officiatng.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may cal from 2-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Friday, October 24, 1980

 

Berniec McNabb

Bernice McNABB, 87, Kewanna, died at 3 a.m. today at the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  Mrs. McNabb was born Aug. 10, 1893 in Kewanna to Edwin and Blanche WASHBURN CANNON.

Surviving are four daughters, Dolores COOK, South Bend; Jene GRAY, South Bend; Wilma LINEBERGER, Sebring Fla.; and Connie FRASIER, Palm Springs, Calif.; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Harrison Metzger Funeral home, Kewanna.


 

Robert W. Pennell

Robert W. PENNELL, 63, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 8:53 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been admitted Thursday.  He had been in failing health in recent weeks.

Mr. Pennell was born Oct. 6, 1917 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to James and Margaret PENNELL.  He had lived here 39 years, moving from Ohio.  He was married July 27, 1941 in Rochester to Wilda J. CAMBLIN, who survives.  He was an employee of Public Serv ice Indiana, a former manager of Camblin’s Furniture and owned and operated Penn’s Antique Shop.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a son, James PENNELL, Claypool; four grandchildren and his mother.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Saturday.  A flag presentation will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW posts.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Eona W. Bair

Eona W. BAIR, 81, Rt. 1, Winamac, died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette where she had been a patient a month.  She had been in failing health for two years.

Mrs. Bair was born July 20, 1899 in Pulaski to Gus and Mary OVERMYER REINHOLD.  She was married Dec. 25, 1922 in Lake Bruce to Bennie BAIR, who died March 7, 1980.  She had lived there all her life.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Lake Bruce.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn HASELBY, Star City; a son, Ervin BAIR, Rochester; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ina COBY, Rochester, and Mrs. Edna MORRISON, Culver; a brother, Clarence REINHOLD, Rt. 1, Winamac.  A grandchild, brother and sister preceded in death.

Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with the Revs. Keith SMITLEY and Gene PERSONETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

Saturday, October 25, 1980

 

Bernice McNabb

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewana, for Bernice McNABB, 87, Kewanna, who died 3 a.m.Friday at he Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth.

Officiating the services will be the Rev. Gene PERSONETT.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. McNabb was married to Ellis J. McNABB in 1950.  He died in 1975.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church, charter member of the Pinhook Grange.
Monday, October 27, 1980

 

Mable M. Felthoff

Mable M. FELTHOFF, 78, Peru, died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday at Peru Dukes Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Felthoff was born Sept. 14, 1902 in Kentucky to James and Sarah LILES POLLITT.  She was married to Milford FELTHOFF in 1923.  He died in 1949.  Surviving are two sons, Kenneth FELTHOFF, Rt. 2, Rochester, and Herbert FELTHOFF, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a brother, Ralph POLLITT, Silver Grove, Ky.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Vern STUBER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call 2-5 and and 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, October 28, 1980

 

John H. Johnson

Omitted from the obituary of John H. JOHNSON, 91, Rt. 5, Rochester, who died Oct. 12, was that he was preceded in death by a son, Harry [JOHNSON], a brother and seven sisters.

Also a daughter, Mabel HAINES, was incorrectly identified as Mabel HEINES.

Mr. Johnson was a Rochester resident for 15 years.

 

Sarah E. Crull

Sarah E. CRULL, 69, Culver, died at 11 a.m. Monday at Millers Merry Manor Nursing Home in Culver where she had been a patient two weeks following a three-month illness.

Mrs. Crull was born Feb. 12, 1911 near Culver to Cornelius and Alma DEAN HEMMINGER.  She had lived most of her life in the Culver and Leiters Ford areas.  She was a memb er of the Kewanna Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Patsy) DAILY, Washington, D.C.; three sons, Richard [CRULL], Leiters Ford; Clinton “Bud” [CRULL], Antioch, Calif.; and Charles [CRULL], Cedar Rapids, Iowa; twelve grandchildren; three sisters, Alta PAXTON, Bourbon; Lucy JOYCE, Knox; and Ora SNYDER, Plymouth. A sister and brother prededed.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the services Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, October 29, 1980 to Thursday, October 30, 1980

 

[no obits]
Friday, October 31, 1980

 

Josie C. Hively

Josie C. HIVELY, 94, Akron, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home in Rochester.

Mrs. Hively was born June 26, 1886 in Fulton county to Thomas and Mary Jane HIVELY CROFT.  She was married to William HIVELY May 8, 1907.  He died Jan. 22, 1974.  She was a member of the Akron church of the Brethren.

Surviving are two sons, George [HIVELY], North Manchester, and Sherman [HIVELY], Rt. 1, Rochester; seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, three brothers, two sisters, a great-grandchild and a grandchild.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. Arthur TINKEL and Harold MILLER officiating.  Burial will be in the North Manchester Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Norma G. Raber

Norma G. RABER, 79, Peru, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.

Mrs. Raber was born Aug. 18, 1901 in Bruce Lake to William and Maude MORGAN WALLE.  She was married to Francis H. RABER in 1925.  He died in 1967.  She was a member of the Salem Christian Church.

Surviving are two sons, Byron and William [RABER], both of Peru; a daughter, Mrs. John (Donna) SMITH, Peru; twelve grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Peru Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, November 1, 1980

 

Carrie F. Reinhold

Miss Carrie F. REINHOLD, 77, Culver, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital following an extended illness.

Miss Reinhold was born Nov. 2, 1902 in Monterey to Henry and Mary BEEHLER REINHOLD.  She had resided in Culver since  moving from Monterey in 1945.  She was a retired employee of Culver Military Academy.

She is survived by a brother, Valentine F. REINHOLD, Sr., Monterey; and several nieces and nephews.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Monterey United Methodist Church with the Rev. Philip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, after 2 p.m. on Sunday, till noon on Monday, and at the church prior to services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Monterey United Methodist Church.
Monday, November 3, 1980

 

Minnie E. Alexander

Minnie E. ALEXANDER, 87, formerly of 1125 Main Street, died at 12:10 a.m.Sunday at the Indiana State Soldier’s Home in Lafayette.  She had been in failing health for six weeks.

Mrs. Alexander was born Aug. 27, 1893 in Fulton County to Lemuel and Hattie CESSNA.  She had lived most of her life in this area with the exception of 10 years in South Bend.  She was married June 28, 1931 in Attica to Fred D. ALEXANDER, who died May 21, 1958.  She was a former school teacher at Rochester.  She was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church and the Rochester Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Betty) FISHER, Rochester, and Mrs. Joe JoHANNSEN, Chicago; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. John (Doris) MORTIMORE, More Haven, Fla., and Mrs. Sally DAVIS, Laguna Hills, Calif.; two brothers, Mr. Otto CESSNA, Rochester, and Dale CESSNA, Hayward, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.  A son, a sister and two brothers preceded.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Tuesday.

Eastern Star Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, November 4, 1980

 

Howard M. See

Howard M. SEE, 85, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his residence.  He had been in failing health for many years.

Mr. See was born Aug. 4, 1895 in Macy to Sylvanus and Mary TROUT SEE.  He had lived most of his life in the Macy area with the exception of the last two years, when he lived with a daughter.  He was married June 3, 1917 to Mary TRACY, who died Aug. 31, 1979.  He had owned and operted a lumber company and grain elevator in Macy.  He also was a building contractor.  He was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marion CARDONA, Rochester; a son, Robert S. SEE, Greely, Colo; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Sylvia BEECHER MATHIAS, Fort Wayne.  A son, John Howard SEE, died in 1978.  Three sisters and two brothers also preceded in death.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Mary M. Bidwell

Mary Marie BIDWELL, 80, Akron, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday in the South Bend Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Bidwell was born Feb. 12, 1900 in Wabash County to Jacob A. and Caroline SILVIUS CRIST.  She was married Feb. 12, 1921 in Lagro to Joseph W. BIDWELL, who survives.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church and the Akron Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Leon [BIDWELL], Syracuse; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Julia Ann) DAY, Akron; a brother, Ira CRIST, Bippus; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church building fund.


 

Raymond Kruger

Raymond KRUGER, 73, Kewanna, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday in the Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

Mr. Kruger was born Jan. 1, 1907 in Francesville to Charles and Hattie NIMZ KRUGER.  He was married to Mary LAWRENCE HENGEL Dec. 23, 1933 at Frankfort.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and a trucker.  He had worked 26 years for the Fulton County Highway Department.  He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Larry [KRUGER], Brownsburg; a daughter, Mrs. Delores WOOLINGTON, Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia STOUT, Calumet City, Ill., and Mrs. Edna KOPKA, Francesville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Pastor Neil MILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens in Winamac.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, November 5, 1980

 

Howard M. See

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Howard M. SEE, 85, Rt. 6, Rochester, who died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Officiating the services will be the Rev. Norris KING.  Burial will be in the Macy Plainview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and until the hour of service on Friday.  He was a World War I veteran.

 

Corene Grossman

Corene GROSSMAN, 79, Argos, died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at the Plymouth Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home following a six-month illness.

Mrs. Grossman was born Feb. 14, 1901 at Argos to William and Leona BRYAN HAGENBUSH.  She was married March 7, 1921 at Plymouth to Lott GROSSMAN, who survives.  She was a lifetime resident of the Argos community.  She was a member of the Argos American Legion Auxiliary and the Walnut Township Home Economics Club.

Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Leona YOUNG, Niles, Mich; Mrs. Virginia BOLLHOEFER, Tyner; Mrs. Martha LONGSTRETH, Argos; and Mrs. Donna LOOP, LaPorte; five sons, Leroy [GROSSMAN], Talma; Lowell [GROSSMAN], Plymouth; George [GROSSMAN], Akron; Merle [GROSSMAN], Argos; and Richard [GROSSMAN], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred BENDER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Inez LEIGHTY, Leesburg, Fla.; thirty-four grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and until the hour of services Friday.
Infant Drummond

Infant son DRUMMOND was stillborn at 8 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Parents are John A. [and] Myra SUMMERLOT DRUMMOND, of 1024 Jackson Blvd.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Heather EIKENBERRY, at home; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Evelyn SUMMERLOT, Argos; paternal grandparents, Jack and Beverly DRUMMOND, Logansport; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. John DRUMMOND Sr., Logansport.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Davis Cemetery, west of Logansport, with the Rev. Albert SHUBERT officiating.  Arrangements are being handled by the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Thursday, November 6, 1980

 

Kim R. Ceultjes

Kim R. CEULTJES, 24, formerly of Rochester, died Sunday in Ashland, Ohio, of a self-inflicted wound.

Services will be in the Mexico Church of the Brethren at 10 a.m. Saturday.

 

Friday, November 7, 1980

 

Joseph D. Cunningham Sr.

Joseph D. “Joe” CUNNINGHAM Sr., 52, of 1114 Franklin St., died at 10:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Cunningham became ill at the Fulton County Courthouse while delivering papers to Fulton Circuit Court at approximately 9 a.m.  He was taken to the hospital by the Foster & Good Ambulance service with assistance from the Fulton County Emergency Medical Service.

Mr. Cunningham was born Sept. 10, 1928 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Joseph and Neba DAWSON CUNNINGHAM.  He had lived his entire life in Fulton County.  He was married Oct. 4, 1947 to Joan WOODCOX, who survives.  He was the Fulton County Jailer and radio operator.  He was a member of the Rochester Fraternal Order of Police.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Lonnie (Sharon) WOODCOX, Mrs. Charles (Nancy) BAILEY, and Mrs. Steve (Diana) MAHONEY, all of Rochester; a son, Joseph CUNNINGHAM Jr., Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Mary) KNIGHT, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) NOLEN, Mrs. Katherine DAY, and Mrs. Glenn (Betty) SQUIRES, all of Rochester; two brothers, Robert CUNNINGHAM, Rochester, and Lon STEVENS, Plymouth.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Saturday, November 8, 1980

 

Joseph D. Cunningham Sr.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Joseph “Joe” CUNNINGHAM Sr., 52, of 1114 Franklin Ave., who died at 10:20 a.m. Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack in the Fulton County Courthouse.

Officiating the services will be the Rev. John PHILLIPS.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Fulton County Fraternal Order of Police will conduct memorial graveside services.  Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today, 2-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday through the hour of service.


 

Arthur D. Mikesell

Arthur D. MIKESELL, 60, South Bend, died of an apparent heart attack while driving his auto in that city Oct. 28.  A native of Rochester, he was a 1929 graduate of Rochester High School where he was a member of the Basketball, football and track teams.

He was born here Jan. 10, 1911, and had lived 37 years in South Bend, where he had been employed 30 years by Service Printers before his retirement in 1973.

Surviving are the wife, the former Verna SIMPER; four sons, David [MIKESELL], Grosse Pointe, Mich.; Phillip [MIKESELL], Crawfordsville; Edward [MIKESELL], South Bend, and Mark [MIKESELL], a student at Purdue university, and eight grandchildren.

Suneral services were held in South Bend with burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in that city.

 

Monday, November 10, 1980

 

[no obits]

 

Tuesday, November 11, 1980

 

Crystle M. Phillips

Mrs. Crystle M. PHILLIPS, 76, Bourbon, died at 5:35 p.m. Monday at her home following a six-month illness.

Mrs. Phillips was born Dec. 15, 1903 at Richland Center to William and Minerva THOMPSON ROGERS.  She had been a resident of Bourbon for two years and had previously resided in the Richland Center and Argos communities.  She married Dean K. PHILLIPS Nov. 5, 1944 in Agos.  He survives.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bourbon.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Norman FISHER, Bourbon; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Mildred KUHN, Rt. 1, Argos.  A son, Bobbie [PHILLIPS], preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Bourbon, with the Rev. C. Edwin McCLARNON officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and at the church from noon until the services Thursday.

 

Edward Mayhew

Edward MAYHEW, a former Akron resident, died Oct. 20 at his residence in Sebring, Fla.

Surviving are a wife, Ruth [MAYHEW]; two sons, Paul [MAYHEW], Sebring, Fla., and David [MAYHEW], Warsaw; a brother; and six grandchildren.

 

Wednesday, November 12, 1980

 

Henrietta Uceny

Henrietta UCENY, 79, formerly of Rt. 5, (Tiosa), Rochester, died early today in the home of her son, John UCENY, Valparaiso.

Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Artley D. Cullum

Artley D. CULLUM, 73, Mentone, died at noon Tuesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Cullum was born April 14, 1907 in Albion to Roy and Dorothea PEARCE CULLUM and lived in the Mentone area since 1941, moving from South Whitley.  He was married July 4, 1925 in Michigan to Ruth GARDNER, who survives.  He was the former owner and editor of The Mentone News-Mirror and former owner of the Country Print Shop.  He was a member of the Mentone Christian Fellowship and the Lions Club.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Joan) HARMAN, Mentone; a son, Jon CULLUM, Parker, Ind.; a sister, Martha KAPTAN, Elmwood Park, Ill.; a brother, Paul CULLUM, Franklin Park, Ill.; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Robert L. MORGAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Mentone Christian Fellowship.

 

Kenneth E. Bronnenberg

Kenneth Earl BRONNENBERG, 73, Lake Manitou, died at 11 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born May 28, 1907 to Otho and Bessie D. PARSON BRONNENBERG and lived in this area for 7 1/2 years after coming from Muncie.  He was a retired employee of the Guide Lamp Division of General Motors in Anderson. He served as deputy sheriff in Madison County prior to working in Anderson.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II.

Surviving are a brother, Leo BRONNENBERG, Middletown, Ohio, and two sisters, Martina JOHNSON, Middletown, and Mrs. Hester KRISCHAK, Alexandria.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Parson Mortuary Chapel, 801 W. Adams St., Muncie.  Burial will be in the Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie.  Graveside memorial services will be conducted by the Muncie American Legion.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday in Muncie.

 

Thursday, November 13, 1980

 

Henrietta Uceny

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Henrietta UCENY, 79, formerly of Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa), who died unexpectedly during her sleep early Wednesday morning at the home of her son, John UCENY, 741 North Heritage Road, Valparaiso.

The Rev. Leif POHL will officiate the services and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of services Friday.

Mrs. Uceny was born March 24, 1901 in Chicago to John UCENY Sr., who died Nov. 30, 1968.  She moved from Tiosa to Valparaiso three years ago.

Surviving are two sons, John [UCENY], Valparaiso, and Richard {UCENY], Plymouth; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six sisters, including Mrs. Elsie VONDRA, Culver; and a brother, Victor SMID, Lombard, Ill.
Friday, November 14, 1980

 

Elizabeth B. McDougle

Elizabeth B. McDOUGLE, 92, died at 12:35 a.m. today in the Peabody Memorial Home in North Manchester.

Mrs. McDougle was born Jan. 23, 1888 in Bernard Bay, N.Y. to F.R. and Mary RICE DICKINSON.  She had resided at the Peabody home for 13 years, moving from Rocheter.  She was married to Walter McDOUGLE, who died Aug. 4, 1966.  She was a member of the Rochester Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William (Mary) DENISTON, Rochester; Mrs. William (Helen) SMITH, Indianapolis; Mrs. Herbert (Jean) GARBER, Rochester; and Mrs. Richard (Kathleen) DOWNS, O’Fallon, Ill.; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Peabody Home Chapel with a private service officiated by the Rev. Morris HOWELL.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.

 

Saturday, November 15, 1980

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, November 17, 1980

 

Daniel Simpson Buck

Daniel Simpson BUCK, 11-weeks-old, died suddenly Sunday at Rt. 2, Kewanna, at his parents’ residence.  He had not been ill.

Daniel was born Aug. 22, 1980 to Daniel S. and Denise HOUSE BUCK, who survive.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Olivia LeAnn BUCK; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James F. HOUSE, Indianapolis; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert W. KELLEY, Rt. 1, Lucerne; maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Ada HOUSE, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Opal TRAXLER, Fortville; paternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Thalma SIMPSON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Madeline BUCK, Burlington, Iowa, and Carroll BUCK, Olney, Ill.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Fletchers Lake Cemetery with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  There will be no calling hours.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, is handling arrangements.
Tuesday, November 18, 1980

 

Lawrence M. Miller

Memorial services were held today in Columbus, O., for Lawrence M. MILLER, 62, native of this city who died at Columbus Saturday of a heart attack.

Born May 2, 1918, in Rochester, he was the son of Hugh and Gertrude MORK MILLER.  He was a graduate of RHS and attended Purdue University, where he earned a degree in chemical research, summa cum laude.  Mr. Miller had been employed the past 15 years by Ashland Oil company at Columbus, traveling throughout the world on special assignments for the firm.  He previously had worked for Cluett Peabody Co., developing for it the fusable or stiffened collar used on its Arrow men’s shirt products.  He also had operted his own consulting firm at one time.

Surviving are the wife, the former Ruth SCHLITTER of LaPorte; twin children, Scott and Chris [MILLER]; a sister, Jean LEY, Augusta, Ga.; and three cousins, Albiona HUTTON and Richard MILLER, both of this city; and Loy MORK, Rt. 6, Rochester.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Wednesday, November 19, 1980

 

Martha E. Ross

Martha E. ROSS, 81, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for two years.

Mrs. Ross was born Oct. 26,1899 in Miami County to Walter W. and Alice KILE BUTT.  She had lived in Macy since 1944, having moved from Inwood.  She was married Oct. 13, 1917 in Miami County to Gerald Fay ROSS, who died Jan. 27, 1962.  She was a member of the Mud Creek Church of Christ and the Pleasant Hour Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alice GRAY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Amos (Phylliss) ENGLAND, Pierceton; four sons, Walter [ROSS], Fulton; Gerald [ROSS] Jr., Tippecanoe; Dale [ROSS], Rt. 1, Warsaw; and Robert [ROSS], Tippecanoe; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred PUGH, Nokomis, Fla.; Mrs. Dorothy BOGGS, Warsaw; and Mrs. Lucille FOUTS, Denver; a brother, Lawrence BUTT, Warsaw; fifteen grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.  A daughter, two brothers and a grandson preceded.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Don WINTERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Horton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and until the services Friday.

 

James O. Mathews

James O. “Jack” MATHEWS, 83, Clatskanie, Ore., died Sunday morning in a Portland, Ore., hospital.  He had been in failing health for a year.

Mr. Mathews was born Sept. 2, 1897 in Fulton County to Steven and Julia FREESE MATHEWS.  He had lived in Oregon since 1927.  He was married to Lucille Lillian MATHEWS, who survives.  He was in the lumber business and was retired.

Surviving with the wife are several nieces and nephews.  A sister and four brothers preceded.

Graveside rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Reichter Cemetery north of Rochester with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  There will be no visitation.
Devoe F. Slisher

Services will be at 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. Fulton County time) Thursday in the Carlisle Funeral Home at Michigan City for Devoe F. SLISHER, 73, 320 Dewey St., Michigan City, who died at 5:10 p.m. CST Monday.

The Rev. Earl A. WOOD will officiate and burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Michigan City.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. CST today, and on Thursday until time of services.

Mr. Slisher was born Dec. 26, 1906 in Hammond.  He was married Dec. 24, 1927 in Rochester to Thelma J. WAGONER, who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Ronald and Charles [SLISHER], Michigan City, and Claude [SLISHER], Knox; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ellen) MILLER and Mrs. Edward (Pearl) LUBS, both of Valparaiso; sixteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Zadie) GUNTER, Michigan City.

 

Thursday, November 20, 1980 to Friday, November 21, 1980

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, November 22, 1980

 

Elda O. Tracy

Elda Olive TRACY, 76, Ashland, Ohio, died Thursday at 1:15 p.m. in the Ashland Samaritan Hospital.

Mrs. Tracy was born May 19, 1904 to Ellis W. and Sarah MOSS KIRTLAND.  She was married Oct. 2, 1929 to Joseph TRACY, who survives.  She was a member of the Park Street Brethren Church in Ashland, Ohio.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Charlene ROWSER, New Lebanon, Ohio, and Mrs. Marilyn CROSBY, Clearwater, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Gilbert Funeral Home in Ashland, Ohio, with the Rev. Arden GILMER officiating.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home Monday     7-9 p.m..  Graveside rites will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Corinth Cemetery in Twelve Mile with the Rev. Fred SNYDER officiating.

 

Monday, November 24, 1980

 

Patrick Sullivan

Patrick SULLIVAN, 73, Athens, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Christ Hospital in Chicago.

Surviving are the wife, Mary E. SULLIVAN; a daughter, Jeanette [SULLIVAN]; four grandchildren, Patrick, Michael, Richard ad Donald, all of Athens.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Brady and Gill funeral home in Chicago.
Joseph H. Imel

Joseph H. IMEL, 69, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 6 a.m. today at his residence.  He had been in failing health for three years.

Mr. Imel was born Nov. 20, 1911 in Buffalo, Ind. to Alva and Rosetta HONEYCUTT IMEL.  He was married April 8, 1938 in Knox to Lois L. BUDD, who survives.  He retired after 28 years from the Dallas and Mavis Trucking Co., South Bend.  He worked four years at the Rochester Enco Service Station.  He attended the Trinity United Methodist Church in Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Margaret Rose) BRITTON,Tucson, Ariz.; three sons, Roy [IMEL], Rochester; William [IMEL], South Bend; and Ronnie [IMEL], at home; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle SIPOT, Chicago.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Crippled Children Fund.

 

Charles R. Knauff

Charles R. KNAUFF, 90, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 3:05 a.m. Sunday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mr. Knauff was born in Macy Nov. 24, 1889 to Henry and Rosanna DEEDS KNAUFF.  He was married in Miami County March 13, 1910 to Ethel May RABER, who died Oct. 20, 1968.  He was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist Church.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a son, Marvin [KNAUFF], North Manchester; a son-in-law, Kenneth BRANDT, Rochester; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harry KNAUFF, Perrysburg.  A daughter, son, brother, and two sisters preceded in death.

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

 

John R. Nyland

John R. NYLAND, 58, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 8:40 a.m. Saturday after suffering a coronary attack at his home.

Mr. Nyland was born Dec. 27, 1921 in Omaha, Neb. to John and Agatha WINGENDOR NYLAND.  He was married Feb. 17, 1946 in Rochester to Georgia B. BERRIER, who survives.  He was manager of the Nyland Sheet Metal Co., of Indianapolis, retiring in 1977.

Surviving with the wife is a sister, Mrs. Francis KNIGHT, Bloomington.

The Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements.  There is no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Indiana University School of Nursing.

 

Andrew E. Haffer

Andrew Elta HAFFER, 88, Denver, died at 7:04 a.m. today at the Peru Nursing Home.

Mr. Haffer was born March 18, 1892 in Elkhart to Andrew Jackson and Ida BEDENKOP HAFFER.  He was a member of the Denver Volunteer Fire Department, a First-Aid Instructor for the Miami County Red Cross, and was a member of Peru Eagle Lodge.

Surviving are two sisters, Gladys HALL, Elkhart, and Ethel LINTZ, California; a brother, Louis [HAFFER], Brooksville, Fla.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Gracelawn Cemetery in Elkhart.  Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today.


 

James P. Duey

James P. DUEY, 52, West Chester, Pa., died unexpectedly at his residence Friday.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil DUEY.

Survivors in this area include Russel SROUFE, Macy; Robert RUNKLE, Akron, and Mrs. Dwight GALLIPO, Rochester.

 

Tuesday, November 25, 1980

 

Leonard C. Lewis

Leonard C. LEWIS, 57, Peru, died at 4:47 a.m. today in the Wabash County Hospital.

Mr. Lewis was born Jan. 12, 1923 in Rochester to Nolan and Mildred LOWE LEWIS.  His father preceded in death.  His mother survives, along with the step-father, Wayne SHOEMAKER, Rt. 5, Rochester.  He married Sadie ELDER in 1944; she survives.  He was a World War II veteran, a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, and of the First Christian Church of Rochester.  He was a retired tool maker.

Surviving with the wife and mother are three daughters, Mrs. Bob (Peggy) OWINGS, Jacksonville, Texas; Mrs. James (Sadie) LINDSEY, Jacksonville, Texas; and Mrs. Sam (Penny) FINNEGAN, Peru; three brothers, Nolan LEWIS, Hillsboro, Ore., Paul LEWIS, Rochester; and Bob KRAMER, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Leslie NOLAN, Galveston, Texas; Mrs. George HARPER, Rochester; Mrs. Gary WILLIAMS, Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Randall DINWIDDIE, Ukian, Cal.; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Flowers & Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Fred SNOW officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, November 26, 1980

 

“Cozette” Higgins

Wilma “Cozette” HIGGINS, 73, Fort Wayne, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born March 25, 1907 to William and Ora KROFT MILLER and was a lifetime resident of this area.  She married Forrest HIGGINS.  He died in 1973.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Lou HIGGINS, Fort Wayne; a sister, Joanna FOX, Franklin, and a nephew, William MILLER, Fort Wayne.  A brother, William MILLER, preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Frank COMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from         9-11 a.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, November 27, 1980

 

[no paper - holiday]
Friday, November 28, 1980

 

Byron Harding

Byron “Bud” HARDING, 60, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been ill a year.

Mr. Harding was born June 14, 1920 in Macy to C. W. and Dessa SNYDER HARDING.  He was a lifelong resident of Macy.  He was married Dec. 2, 1945 in Peru to Jeannette MURRAY, who survives.  He was employed at Thermogas of Rochester and engaged in farming.  He was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church, Macy Lincoln Masonic Lodge 523, and was a World War II veteran.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Gary C. [HARDING], Macy; two grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Lena) BALSBAUGH, Peru; and a niece and nephew.  His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today.  Friends may call 3-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday.

 

Beulah E. Duker

Last rites were held Wednesday at the Ballard funeral home in South Bend for Mrs. Beulah Esther DUKER, 88, native of Kewanna, who died Monday at the Methodist Home in Warren, Ind., after a long illness.

Born June 8, 1892, in Kewanna, she had lived there until 1958, moving to Sebring, Fla.  She returned to Indiana in 1976.  Her father, the Rev. Daniel SPANGLER, was minister of the Albright Methodist Church many years.

Surviving are the husband, Ernest DUKER, and a sister, Mrs. Grace FRY, Mishawaka.

 

Retha Mikesell

Word has been received here of the death at South Bend Memorial Hospital Nov. 20 of Mrs. Retha MIKESELL, 80, South Bend, a native of Macy.  Last rites and burial were at South Bend.

Mrs. Mikesell was born Retha BAKER, Dec. 12, 1899, at Macy, and had moved to South Bend from Rochester 55 years ago.

Her husband, Von MIKESELL, died in 1962.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Beverly FRAZIER, Denver, Colo.; and Mrs. Janice STANTON, South Bend; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Ray BAKER, Rochester.
Saturday, November 29, 1980

 

Robert E. Dunlap

Robert E. DUNLAP, 50, of 209 N. Maple St., Argos, died at 6:41 a.m. Friday at Veteran’s Hospital in Fort Wayne as a result of injuries sustained in a logging accident on Nov. 7 near Walton.

He was born March 15, 1930 in Argos to Homer and Lois BIVENS DUNLAP.  He was employed by Eley Sawmill in Argos and was a member of the Argos Fire Department, member and past commander of the Argos American Legion, and had served in the U.S. Army.  He was married Oct. 1, 1961 in Argos to Connie HARTLE, formerly of Leiters Ford.  She survives.

Also surviving are five daughters, Debra MANJOURIDES, Belmont, Mass., Brenda ALYWARD, Waltham, Mass.; Roberta DISTEPHANO, Watertown, Mass.; Lori HURLEY, Argos; and Vicki [DUNLAP], at home; three sons, Leonard [DUNLAP], with the U.S. Navy in San Diego, Calif.; Scott and Keith [DUNLAP], both at home; four sisters, Mary POWELL, San Bernardino, Calif.; Maxine METHENY, Rochester; Dorothy KIGGENS, Mentone and Betty MAXWELL, Lowell, Mass.; and a brother, Boyd [DUNLAP], Plymouth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery, where the Argos American Legion will conduct military honors.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and      7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of services Monday.

 

Monday, December 1, 1980

 

Jane E. Halterman

Jane Elizabeth HALTERMAN, 92, of 315 Pontiac St., died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital following a nine-month illness.

Mrs. Halterman was born Oct. 31, 1888 in Richland Township to John and Anna GLAZE BECK.  She had lived her entire life in Fulton County.  She was married Sept. 31, 1905 in Fulton County to Leroy HALTERMAN, who died Jan. 16, 1956.  She was a member of the former Sandhill Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, White Shrine, Spanish American Auxiliary and the Patriotic Club.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Evadean DEARDORFF, Mrs. Reardon (Margaret) NEWMAN, both of Rocheter, Mrs. Arnie (Maryetta) FRY, Monticello; and Mrs. Lewis (Gladys Josephine) MASON, Indianapolis; three sons, Chris [HALTERMAN], South Bend; Otis and Harrison [HALTERMAN], both of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas W. BECK, Rt. 5, Rochester.  A daughter, two sons, four sisters and two brothers preceded.

Services will be at 2 p.m. tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev.   C. J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Tuesday.
Bessie G. Staller

Bessie G. STALLER, 89, Denver, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday at the Green Valley Convalescent Center in New Albany.

Mrs. Staller was born in Wabash County March 2, 1891 to Lewis and Emma Anna CATTIN SHAFER.  She was a member of the Denver Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clemont SMITH, New Albany; two sons, Eldon L. STALLER, Greenfield, and James Lewis STALLER, Fort Meyers, Fla.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Flora McHENRY, Denver.  A brother preceded.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, December 2, 1980

 

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Wednesday, December 3, 1980

 

Mary E. Bryan

Mary E. BRYAN, 78, Culver, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville, Ill.  She had moved there Nov. 11.

Mrs. Bryan was born May 26, 1902 at Galveston to Everett and Gertrude STAFFORD BELL.  She attended Indiana University and graduated from Madame Blakers Kindergarten School in Indianapolis and had been a teacher in the Logansport, Leiters Ford and Culver schools.  She was a member of the Culver Emmanuel United Methodist Church.  A member of the National Retired Teachers Association, she had lived at Culver 50 years, moving from Logansport.  She was married Aug. 16, 1925 at Culver to John R. BRYAN, who died Dec. 11, 1969.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn FITZGERALD, Shelbyville, Ill.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby DREYER, Kokomo; Mrs. Josephine WEAVER, Logansport; and Mrs. Betty WICKEL, Redondo Beach, Calif.; a brother, Milton BELL, Saugus, Calif.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Culver, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Leigh Ann Williamson

Graveside rites were to be conducted today for infant Leigh Ann WILLIAMSON, who was born in Logansport Saturday and died Tuesday in Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.

The infant was the daughter of Tom and Kitty NICHOLSON WILLIAMSON.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Wesley [WILLIAMSON]; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Roberta “Bobbie” NICHOLSON, all of Rochester; paternal grandparents, Robert WILLIAMSON, Peru, and Mrs. Estel (Mary SEE) PARSON, Macy.

The Rev. Sam CARLTON officiated the services and arrangements were handled by the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home of Rochester.
Ethel R. Hungate

Ethel Rosann HUNGATE, 88, of 1462 Melvin St., Toledo, Ohio, died Tuesday morning in Toledo.

She was born Dec. 9, 1891 in Fulton County to Daniel and Elizabeth SQUIRES BRYANT.  She had lived near Athens and also in South Bend before moving to Toledo.  Her first marriage was to Charles HILL, who preceded in death.  Her second marriage was to Granville HUNGATE, who died in 1974.  She was a former employee of the Children’s Home in Mishawaka and a member of the Rochester First Church of God.

Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) KEEL, Toledo; a sister-in-law, Ruth BRYANT, Rochester; nieces and nephews, and three step-grandchildren, Mark, Lisa and Christina KEEL, all of Toloedo.  She was the last survivor of a family of eight.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John C. PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from    2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday.

 

Wayne R. Grossman

Wayne R. GROSSMAN, 76, Argos, died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital following a six-month illness.

Mr. Grossman was born Feb. 24, 1904 in Green Township, Marshall County, to Charles and Sada HUGHES GROSSMAN.  He was a retired farmer and state milk tester.  He had lived most of his life in the Argos and Bourbon communities.  He attended the Argos Congregational Christian Church.  He was married April 18, 1925 to Neva PUTERBAUGH near Argos.  She survives.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Wayne GROSSMAN Jr., and Dale GROSSMAN, both of Rt. 2, Argos; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ester WHITE, Tyler, Texas; Mrs. Eva FULLER, Indianapolis; and Mrs. Vera IRWIN, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a brother, Carl [GROSSMAN], Fort Wayne.  Two brothers and a sister preceded.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Argos Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Alex DeGOLYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Ted L. Kuhn

Ted Larry KUHN, 42, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his residence.

Mr. Kuhn was born Feb. 15, 1938 at Rochester to John and Dorothy PARKER KUHN.  He had lived all his life in the Akron area.  He was employed at the Rochester Metal Products Co.  He was married Dec. 4, 1964 at Akron to Bernice STERK, who survives.  He attended the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are his mother; three brothers, Frank [KUHN], Riverview, Fla.; Jerry [KUHN], North Manchester; and Mike [KUHN], Piscataway, N.J.; five sisters, Mrs. Eli (Donna) YODER, Rochester; Ruth McLOAUGHLIN, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Don (Wilma) CREAGER, North Manchester; Mrs. John (Ella Mae) YOUNG, Lapel; and Rose NORMAN, Peru.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Don REITER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday and until noon Saturday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron.
William J. Powell

William J. POWELL, 74, Kokomo, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in his home in Kokomo after a three-month illness.  Powell also resided at Nyona Lake.

Mr. Powell was born Nov. 26, 1906 in Uniontown, Pa., to John and Mary JOSOWISKIE POWELL.  He married Minnie GROVES May 14, 1927, who survives.  He was retired from Kingston Products of Kokomo in 1968 and was a member of the Izaak Walton League, the Nyona Lake Civic Association, Eagles Lodge, Knights of Columbus, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where he also served on the pastoral council and was the past president of USWA Kingston Employees Credit Union.

Surviving with the wife are a son, William D. POWELL, Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Betty) RABER, Kokomo; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Kokomo, with Monsignor Arthur SEGO officiating.  Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call at the Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, from 4-9 p.m. Thursday.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, December 4, 1980

 

Murial M. Johnson

Murial M. JOHNSON, 78, Fulton, died at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday in the Logansport Memorial Hospital following three weeks of serious illness.

Mrs. Johnson was born June 26, 1902 in Cass County to James and Bertha SPENCER SHOEMAKER.  She had lived here 50 years, moving from Logansport.  She was married Nov. 21, 1922 in Rensselaer to Alfred D. JOHNSON, who survives.  She was a member of the Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church in Logansport.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Lester (Kathern) FEECE, Argos; Mrs. John (Jean) STUCKEY, Indianapolis; and Mrs. Ellen CAPLETTE, Indianapolis; two sons, Alfred D. “Buck” JOHNSON, Indianapolis, and James M. JOHNSON, Fulton; seventeen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Effie HOUSE, New Castle, and Mrs. Doris GEIST, Florida; and two brothers, Paul SHOEMAKER, Florida, and Leon SHOEMAKER, Indianapolis.  A grandchild preceded.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Steve CUNNINGHAM officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday 2-9 p.m. and Saturday until the hour of service.

 

Eric Devon Fisher

Eric Devon FISHER, six-week-old infant son of Gregory A. and Jane WIDEMAN FISHER, died Tuesday at 5:55 p.m. at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Eric was born Oct. 16, 1980 at Logansport.

Surviving with the parents are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy FISHER, Logansport; maternal great-grandmother, Esther MATHEWS, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest FISHER, Deercreek; and the paternal great-grandmother, Lynette DERRYBERRY, Logansport.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Fisher Funeral Home, Logansport.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday.
Clara B. Reinhold

Clara B. REINHOLD, 94, Rt. 1, Culver, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at South Bend St. Joseph Hospital.

The Bonine Funeral Home in Culver is in charge of arrangements.

 

Friday, December 5, 1980

 

Clara B. Reinhold

Clara B. REINHOLD, 94, Rt. 1, Culver (Old Indiana 17), died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend following a six-month illness.

She was born Nov. 28, 1886 in Pulaski County to Frank and Harriett OVERMYER YOUNG and was a lifetime resident of Pulaski and Fulton counties.  She was a member of the former Delong United Methodist Church.  She was married Feb. 25, 1905 in Winamac to John H. REINHOLD, who died in 1971.

Surviving are a daughter, Harriett MARSHALL, South Bend; a son, Earl F. REINHOLD, Rt. 1, Culver; three grandsons; eight great-grandchildrn; a brother, Fred YOUNG, Rensselaer; and a sister, Mrs. Cecil LEWIS, Rensselaer.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver with the Rev. Phillip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and on Saturday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.

 

Saturday, December 6, 1980

 

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Monday, December 8, 1980

 

Martha R. Dillman

Martha R. DILLMAN, 75, Logansport, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in her home.

She was born in Cass County Feb. 12, 1905 to Arthur and Clara Ellen SARVER KING.  She married Daniel R. DILLMAN in Perrysburg April 3, 1926; he survives.  She was a member of the Corinth Brethren Church of Twelve Mile.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Viola PETER, Logansport; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Virgil KING, Lake Wales, Fla., formerly of Fulton, and Charles KING, Logansport, and two sisters, Mary WARNER, Mexico, formerly of Macy, and Magdalene WENTZ, Canton, Ohio.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Fred SNYDER and G. Bright HANNA officiating.  Burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Frances Bucinski

Frances BUCINSKI, 90, Kewanna, died at Venice Hospital, Venice, Fla. Saturday at 4:55 p.m.

Mrs. Bucinski was born June 21, 1890 in Lithuania.  She was a United States citizen.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Marcia ASTRAUSKENE.  She was married to Kotawtin BUCINSKI.  He preceded in 1963.  She was a member of the Kewanna St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are two sons, Leo [BUCINSKI], Rt. 3, Kewanna, and Walter [BUCINSKI], Chicago; two daughters, Gussie GROBMAN, Rt. 5, Winamac, and Stella SEAGLEONE, Chicago; sixteen grandchildren, including Susie POTZER, Miami, Fla.; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.  A brother, two step-sisters and a sister preceded.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph BRUETSCH officiating.  Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.

 

Dawn Gaskill

Dawn GASKILL, 87, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.  She had been ill several years.

Mrs. Gaskill was born March 3, 1893 in Akron to John and Sarah DICKEY READ.  She had lived in the Markle and Fort Wayne area for many years.  She was married to Glen GASKILL who died in 1968.  She had taught at the Millark School in 1913-14.  She was a member of the Trinity Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Fort Wayne.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Shirley ENSLEN, Charleston, Ill.; four grandchildren; a brother, Harold READ, Avon Park, Fla.; and a sister, Mrs. Richard (Mary) HAYWARD, Elkhart.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Tuesday, December 9, 1980

 

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Wednesday, December 10, 1980

 

Vernon L. Casbon

Vernon L. “Vern” CASBON of Plymouth, step-father of former Rochester resident Sue MITCHELL of Indianapolis, died in a hospital at Orlando, Fla., Tuesday following surgery for a stroke.

Mr. Casbon and his wife recently purchased a condominium apartment in Avon Park, Fla., near Orlando.  He was the Coca Cola franchiser for Marshall and Fulton counties.

Services are pending in Plymouth.
Allen Miller

Allen MILLER, 77, a pioneer in the development of educational broadcasting, died Nov. 15 at his home in Spokane, Wash.  He was the son of the late O. M. MILLER of Rochester.

Miller was a former director of information services at Washington State University and twice had won the George Foster Peabody Award for outstanding contributions to the field of educational broadcasting.  He had resided in Spokane since his retirement in 1968.

While radio director at the University of Chicago, he originated in 1931 the University of Chicago Round Table, a pioneering discussion program in radio.  Four years later he organized the University Broadcasting Council in Chicago.

He had been production director of Washington State’s radio station and later also was manager of the radio station at Oregon State University.  His Peabody awards came while at Oregon State and, later, while he was director of the Rocky Mountain Radio Council in Denver, Colo.

A native of Bloomington, he was a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Surviving are the wife, Margaret “Bobbie” [MILLER], Spokane; two sons, Gregory [MILLER], Salem, Ore., and Gordon [MILLER], Spokane, and eight grandchildren.  A brother, Donald [MILLER], died in August.

 

Virginia Bender Shultz

Virginia BENDER SHULTZ, 63, of 303 Bond St., North Manchester, wife of former Rochester resident James SHULZ, died at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Hospital at Fort Wayne of injuries sustained in a traffic accident the same morning at Time Corners in Fort Wayne.

Police said Mrs. Shultz had exited a Time Corners parking area and was attempting to turn left into the eastbound lane of U.S. 24 about 9 a.m.  She apparently stopped in the middle of the westbound lane and her car was struck broadside by a pickup truck driven by Michael J. CLARK, 24, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Shultz was born March 3, 1917 in Wabash to Harry and Elma DeARMOND.  She had lived in North Manchester since 1936,  moving from Wabash.  She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church at North Manchester, was an honorary member of the North Manchester Tri Kappa Sorority, and was a member of the Paul Harris Fellow Rotary International.  She married Todd B. BENDER on June 20, 1936; he died Nov. 19, 1975.  She was married to James Shultz March 17, 1978; he survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Barbara) SNYDER, North Manchester, and Mrs. Michael (Bernie) FINDLEY, Fort Wayne; three step-children, Donald E. SHULTZ, Rochester; James Todd SHULTZ, Litchfield, Ill., and Mrs. Jack (Johanna) McCLAIN, Huntington Beach, Cal; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a brother, James L. DeARMOND, Wabash; and a sister, Mrs. Tom (Betty) MILLER, Rochester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bender Funeral Home in North Manchester with the Revs. David ROGERS and Paul BORG officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery at North Manchester.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.  Memorials may be given to the North Manchester Rotary Club.
Thursday, December 11, 1980

 

Vernon L. Casbon

Vernon L. “Vern” CASBON, 76, Plymouth, died at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday at Walker Memorial Hospital in Avon Park, Fla.  He had been in failing health two years.

Mr. Casbon was born Aug. 9, 1904 in Boone Grove to Amos J. and Carrie AYLESWORTH CASBON.  He had been a resident of Plymouth since 1927.  He was first married to Rosetta CREMP BEITER, who died in 1965.  He later married Nov. 1,1969 Isabelle WRIGHT BURT, who survives.  He was vice-president and general manager of the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Plymouth and had worked there 53 years.  He was a director of Sun-Rise Bottling, Inc.  He was a member of the Plymouth Masonic and Moose lodges, and the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy OLSON, Plymouth, and Mrs. Diane RICKEL, Walton; three sons, James and Kenneth [CASBON], both of Plymouth, and Jon [CASBON], Kokomo; two step-sons, Robert BEITER, Plymouth, and Carl BURT, Bourbon; two step-daughters, Mrs. Sue MITCHELL, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Rosemary CARTWRIGHT, Culver; thirteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ada ALBERTSON, Boone Grove, and Mrs. Neva DINSMORE, Hebron; three brothers, Donald [CASBON], Valparaiso; Herbert and Delbert [CASBON], both of Boone Grove.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. William NANGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Mausoleum, Plymouth.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Clifford W. Murphy

Clifford Wallace “Pat” MURPHY, 78, of 1601 Main St., died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been seriously ill with heart trouble for five weeks.

Born Dec. 8, 1902 in Macy, he was the son of Wallace M. and Lillian I. SCHINDLER MURPHY and had lived almost all his life in [Rocheter].  He was married June 24, 1928 in Hammond to Kathryn MILLER, who survives.  He was a maintenance foreman with Public Service Indiana, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Hilda THARP, Avon, Ill., and Mabel LADD, Warsaw, and a brother, Marvin “Tim” MURPHY, Watersmeet, Mich.  Two sisters, Farrell RITTER and Mary [MURPHY], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

J. Dale Hisey

Memorial services were conducted Friday for J. Dale HISEY, 39, Bartlett, Ill., a native of Rochester who died Dec. 2 in Bartlett where he had resided for 17 years.  He was a graduate of Rochester High School.

Surviving are the wife, Gwen [HISEY]; two sons, Jordan and Thomas [HISEY], both of Bartlett; the mother, Mrs. W. Dale HISEY, Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. James CHANEY, Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Earl LATTA and Mrs. Donald IRWIN, both of Rochester; and three brothers, Richard and Russell [HISEY], both of Rochester, and Ronald [HISEY], Scipio, Ind.
Samuel M. Merley

Samuel M. MERLEY, 79, Akron, died at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday in the Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital after a three-month illness.

He was born June 30, 1901 in Macy to William and Emma MUSSELMAN MERLEY and was a lifetime resident of the Macy, Gilead and Akron areas.  He and his wife, June [MERLEY], were married in 1922.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Methodist church, Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star, all at Akron.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Ruby SHEWMAN, Peru; two half-sisters, Mrs. Vernon (Mary) DERRING, Akron, and Mrs. Dallas (Dorothy) KITSON, Syracuse; three nephews, Ralph SHEWMAN, Akron; William SHEWMAN, Peru, and Gene MERLEY, Madison, and a niece, Mrs. Blaine (Norma) KINLEY, Denver.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Akron United Methodist church with the Revs. William SHEWMAN and Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, and from    9-10 a.m. at the church on Saturday.

 

Friday, December 12, 1980 to Monday, December 15, 1980

 

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Tuesday, December 16, 1980

 

Marjorie R. McClure

Marjorie R. McCLURE, 65, 109 S. Maple St., North Manchester, died Monday at 11:30 p.m. in the Peabody Memorial Home, North Manchester.

Mrs. McClure was born June 9, 1915 in Louisville, Ky., to Harry and Carriebelle CAMMERER GINTHER.  She was adopted by Daniel and Leora SHIELDS PERRY.  She married Frederick M. McCLURE July 21, 1940; he died Feb. 3, 1978.  She had been a North Manchester resident for 40 years, moving there from Rochester.  She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Rochesrter, had been a Realtor in North Manchester for  20 years, and belonged to the national, state, and Wabash County Association of Realtors.  Mrs. McClure was a member of the Eastern Star and Tri Kappa Sorority of North Manchester, past president of the Culver Military Academy Mothers Association, founder and first president of the Wabash Valley Women’s Council, had been associated with the Red Cross water safety program for 35 years, and was a past director of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. H. R. (Elizabeth) McFARLAND, Kettering, Ohio; two sons, Frederick P. [McCLURE], Providence, R.I., and Daniel [McCLURE], Ball State University; and seven grandchildren.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be in the Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, with the Rev. Richard URBINE officiating.  Time and date of services, and calling hours, have not been set.  Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, North Manchester.  It is preferred that memorials be given to the Culver Memorial Chapel or the Manchester College Library.
Daryl Wright,

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