FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1981

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1981

 

 

 

Friday, January 2, 1981

 

 

Beth A. Bowen

Indianapolis (AP) - Funeral services for Beth A. BOWEN, 62, wife of Indiana’s governor, will be Sunday in Bremen.

The popular wife of Gov. Otis R. BOWEN had suffered a chronic bone marriw disease since 1977.  She died Thursday.

Mrs. Bowen had been hospitalized since Oct. 11, but left briefly Dec. 12, to make her last public appearance at a tribute to the Bowens.  The governor is completing his second term in office, prohibited by statute from serving a third term.

The governor and the Bowen’s four children were at her side when she died.

One of her last wishes was granted just recently when she asked about the possibility of seeing her younges son, Rob, 28, sworn in as a Marshall County judge.  Bowen researched the matter and found he could legally hold the swearing-in ceremony in his wife’s hospital room.

For the past several weeks, the tovernor has been either at his wife’s bedside or at his official duties.

“The last nine or 10 months have been heartbreaking,” he said a few days before his wife’s death.  “We were together 42 years.”

A veteran campaigner for her husband, a country doctor from Bremen, she was there through Otis Ray BOWEN’s 14 years in the Indiana House of Representatives.  Often she was in the House gallery, listening and knitting as Bowen, the House speaker, ran things in the chamber below.

“Growing up in a small Indiana town where I lived across from the courthouse and knew everyone, and being a doctor’s wife at Bremen were good training for the wife of a politician.  You become accustomed to interrupted meals and unpredictable and late hours, and you develop an extra degree of empathy for people,” Mrs. Bowen once said.

Born April 8, 1918 in Chicago to German Immigrant parents, Elizabeth Ann STEINMANN graduated from Crown Point High School in 1936.

“I was the child of a poor widow and wore hand-me-downs and made-over clothes, but it didn’t hurt me a bit.  It was during the Depression, and almost all the other kids were in the same boat.  There wasn’t any money for college, so I went to business college,” she said.

She attended Gary Business College for two years after high school, and it was during that time she met Bowen, then a pre-medical student.

They were married Feb. 25, 1939.

“I wanted to be a court reporter, but only secretarial jobs were open, so that is the work I did,” she said.  She used her secretarial skills helping her husband in his later political career.

After Bowen finished his medical studies, Mrs. Bowen followed him to Pennsylvania,


California and Texas where he was stationed as a first lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps.  She returned to Crown Point when Bowen was assigned to Okinawa.

When Bowen was discharged from the service in 1946, they moved to Bremen, where they have lived and raised three sons, Rick, Tim and Rob [BOWEN], and a daughter, Judy [BOWEN].

Mrs. Bowen was at her husband’s side when he won the governorship in 1972 and again in 1976, when he became the first man this century to succeed himself in the state’s highest office.

She was well-liked by the governor’s staff and many considered her a second mother.  She was named mother of the year in 1978 by the Indiana Mothers Committee.

 

Joseph R. Hartoin

Joseph R. HARTOIN, 82, Nyona Lake, died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient three days.  He had been ill since September and a patient at the Rochester Nursing Home.

He was born March 26, 1898 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Christopher and Carrie DeHOLDER HARTOIN.  He was a retired machinist.

Surviving are the wife, the former Alice CLARK, a patient at the Three Rivers Nursing Home, Cincinnati, and a nephew, Milton HARTOIN, Nyona Lake.

Commital rites will be performed by the Rev. Father Richard PUETZ at the Pisgah Cemetery, Lake Cicott, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, January 3, 1981

 

Kenneth L. Weissert

Kenneth L. WEISSERT, 57, of 5637 E. 15B Road, Tippecanoe, died at 6:50 a.m. Friday at his home following a heart attack.

He was born in Marshall County March 16, 1923 to Louis W. and Edith HARTMAN WEISSERT and had lived in the Bourbon and Tippecanoe areas all his life.  He was married to Kathryn REED on April 28, 1945.  He was a dairy farmer and a member of the AMPI.

Surviving are the mother, of Plymouth; the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Linda) OVERMYER, Rochester, and Mrs. Tim (Pam) BEAM, Cincinnati, Ohio; a son, Michael [WEISSERT], at home; a grandchild; two step-grandchildren; three sisters, Martha Jane WISELEY, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Jack (Rosalee) RACOLTA and Ruth NEIDIGH, both of Bourbon.

Services will be at the Deaton Funeral Home in Bourbon at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. C. E. McCLARNON officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and on Sunday until fime of services.  Memorials may be given to the Marshall County Heart Fund.

 

Monday, January 5, 1981

 

Celia E. Byrer

Celia Btta BYRER, 90, Fort Wayne, died Friday in Fort Wayne.

Miss Byrer was born May 2, 1890 in Talma to Jeremiah and Mary BYRER.  She moved to Fort Waynd from Talma.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the C. M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.


 

Alice R. Barker

Alice Rose BARKER, 65, of 430 W. Second St., died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient over a month following a year’s illness.

Mrs. Barker was born Sept. 14, 1915 at North Vernon to Mr. and Mrs. John BENSMAN.  She had lived here since 1936, moving from Plymouth.  She was married May 2, 1937 in Rochester to Raymond BARKER, who survives.  She had been employed at Topps Manufacturing Co., and the Rochester High School cafeteria for 10 years.  She was a member of the Rochester St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Surviving is the husband.  Two daughters, two sons, and two grandchildren preceded.

Services were held at 10 a.m. today in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial was in the Citizen’s Cemetery.

 

Tuesday, January 6, 1981

 

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Wednesday, January 7, 1981

 

Pauline O’Dell

Word has been received here of the death Dec. 15, of Pauline MORGAN O’DELL, 74, Mishawaka, a native of Rochester.  She was born in this city Sept. 21, 1906 and moved to Mishawaka in 1926.  Her marriage was in Rochester July 24, 1926, to Edward O’DELL, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Sherry) HUNERYAGEN, Elkhart; a son, Morgan [O’DELL], San Bernardino, Cal.; five grandchildren, and two brothers, Charles and Donald MORGAN, both of Rochester.

 

Thursday, January 8, 1981

 

Roy A. Yeazel

Roy A. YEAZEL, 75, of 17585 Michigan Road, Argos, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital following a year’s illness.

Mr. Yeazel was born Oct. 4, 1905 in Plymouth to Milo and Cora GREEN YEAZEL.  He had lived at Argos eight years, moving from North Liberty.  He retired in 1970 from the Bendix Corp.  He was married June 29, 1943 in South Bend to Thelma MAZE, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Phyllis JONES, Dubuque, Iowa, and two brothers, Robert [YEAZEL], Culver, and James [YEAZEL], Plymouth.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and until the time of service Saturday.  The North Liberty Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the building fund of the Argos United Methodist Church.
Arthur Burnett

Arthur BURNETT, 86, Akron, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home.

He was born Dec. 25, 1894 in Alabama.  He was married to Ella TATE in 1954; she survives.  he was retired from the Peru Sawmill.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Jean SMITH and Annette BURNETT, both of Akron, and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Sheetz Funeral Home at Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, January 9, 1981

 

Rev. Claude M. Fawns

Rev. Claude M. “Preach” FAWNS, of Akron, died at 5:45 a.m. today in the LPN Healthcare Center in Newark, Ohio.  He had been ill for several years.

Rev. Fawns was born to Samuel and Jennie GILKISON FAWNS.  He had lived in Akron since 1950, moving from Syracuse.  He was married in 1917 to Ray THOMAS.  He entered the ministry in 1919 after graduating from Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky.  He did graduate work at Northwestern University in Illinois.  He pastored at the following churches:  West Middleton and Beamer in Kokomo, Albany, Markle, Gas City, Fortville, Geneva, Syracuse and Akron United Methodist Church, retiring in 1957.  He was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church and the Akron Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Merlin (Marjorie) EIKENBERRY, Grandville, Ohio; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron United Methodist Church with the Revs. Harold LEININGER, Charles ARMSTRONG and Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Monday and from noon to 1 p.m. at the church Tuesday.

Masonic services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.  In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorials to the Akron United Methodist Church building fund.

 

Saturday, January 10, 1981

 

James E. Smith

James E. SMITH, 58, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at his residence.

Mr. Smith was born Sept. 12, 1922 at Mitchellville, Ill., to Thomas and Rachael SMITH.  He was married to Marilyn ENYART, Aug. 13, 1958 at Winamace.  She survives.  He was a truck driver with Moyer Grain Co. of Star City.  he was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving with the wife and mother are three sons, Jeff, Mel and Chad [SMITH], all at home; four daughters, Mrs. Kathy EVANS, Fort Campbell, Ky.; Mary, Connie and Anna [SMITH], all at home; five brothers, Joe, Thomas Jr., and Gerald [SMITH], all of Eldorado, Ill.; Ed and Gilbert [SMITH], both of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Magdalene LAW, Mobile, Mo., and Hattie FLETCHER, Columbia, Mo.; and three grandchildren.  His father and a brother preceded.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Stephen E. GLADDING officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Monday, January 12, 1981

 

Russell E. Click

Russell E. CLICK, 55, Rt. 1, Denver, died Sunday morning at his residence.

Mr. Click was born March 4, 1925 in Miami County to James Ernest and Clarissa BUTTON CLICK.  He married Avis I. McCUTCHEON Feb. 15, 1948 in Miami County.  She survives.  He was a truck driver for Wabash Alloys.  He was a member of the Denver United Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, William E., Edward L. and Dave L. [CLICK], all of Denver; a daughter, Mona M. SCHWARTZ, Reynolds; three brothers, Donald, Earl and Robert [CLICK], all of Denver; three sisters, Hazel SUTTON, Rt. 6, Rochester; Martha AULT, Rt. 1, Rochester, and Mary RAMSEY, Denver.  A grandson and two brothers preceded.

Services will be at the McCain Funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ron SHANER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Cemetery in Cass County.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Marjorie L. Wagoner

Marjorie L. WAGONER, Rochester city clerk-treasurer for 24 years before retiring from the position on Dec. 31, 1979, died this morning in Arcadia, Calif., where she was visiting.

Mrs. Wagoner was first elected in 1955 to a four-year term and was re-elected five straight times after that.

Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Tuesday, January 13, 1981

 

Marjorie L. Wagoner

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Marjorie L. WAGONER, 63, of 1618 Main St., who died unexpectedly at 4:15 a.m. Monday in Arcadia (Calif.) Methodist Hospital.

The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate and burial will be in the family plot in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday until time of services.

Mrs. Wagoner, the Rochester city clerk-treasurer for 24 years, had left Rochester Dec. 29 to visit with family members in the Los Angeles area.  She became ill enroute, and later suffered a diabetic coma and pneumonia.  She had not been aware that she was a diebetic.

She was born Dec. 5, 1917 in Bourbon to Ransford L. and Eileen KINDIG PETERSON and had resided most of her life in Newcastle Township and in Rochester.

She was elected Rochester clerk-treasurer on the Democratic ticket in 1955 and was re-elected five times after that, retiring on Dec. 31, 1979 at the end of her sixth four-year term.

Mrs. Wagoner was a member of the First United Christian Church, the Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Democratic Women’s Club, the Rochester Woman’s Club, the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, and the Indiana State Clerk-Treasurers Association.

Surviving are two daughters, Rosalie WAGONER, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Robert (Bonnie) EWEN, Salem, Ind.; a son, Stewart [WAGONER], of Arcadia; three grandchildren; two brothers, Maurice J. PETERSON, Newcastle Township, and Arthur Dale PETERSON, Vail, Colo.; and two sisters, Shirley McCREARY, Escanabe, Mich., and Mrs. Joe (Donna) BOGANWRIGHT, Grand Prairie, Texas.  Memorials may be given to charity.


 

Nellie Leffert

Nellie LEFFERT, 82, a former Rt. 2, Argos resident, died at 7:42 a.m. Monday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

Mrs. Leffert was born Nov. 3, 1898 in Marshall County to George and Lorinda WEISSERT RIDDLE.  She was married March 25, 1916 at Plymouth to Andrew LEFFERT, who died June 9, 1966.  She had lived most of her life in the Argos community.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge, the Hi-Neighbors Club, the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Marie) RINGLE, Argos; three sons, Harry [LEFFERT], Rt. 2, Culver; Austin and Lester Glenn [LEFFERT], both of Plymouth; five grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy MURPHY, Midland, Mich., and Mrs. Edna WARNER, Culver; a brother, Homer RIDDLE, Plymouth.  Two sons and a granddaughter preceded.

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 2-9 p.m. Wednesday.  The Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Coronary Care Unit of Parkview Hospital.

 

Mary White

Mary WHITE, 63, Akron, died at 11 a.m. Monday at her home.

She was born Jan. 1, 1918 in Roba, Ala., to Garfield and Nicie PATTERSON TATE.  Her husband, Jimmy WHITE, preceded in death.

Survivin are a brother, Leroy SWANSON, Chicago, and four sisters, Ella BURNETT, Akron; Ruth HENDERSON and Martha DAVIS, both of Chicago, and Ethel DIXON, Tuskegee, Ala.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Fred LANDOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Peru.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Letha Reed

Letha REED, 79, Fulton, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  She had been ill since Nov. 1.

Mrs. Reed was born April 9, 1901 in Benton County to William H. and Annie F. NUTT GRAY.  She was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  She was married April 22, 1922 in Rochester to Kline D. REED, who survives.  She was a retired school teacher, having taught at Macy, Fulton and Caston schools.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church, the Indiana State Teachers Association, and was a graduate of Madam Blaker’s College.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, K. Don REED, Mason City, Iowa, and William C. REED, Cody, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Esther) MILLER, Logansport, and Mrs. Clayson (Florence) BAILEY, Rt. 6, Rochester; and a brother, Floyd E. GRAY, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton.
Wednesday, January 14, 1981

 

Letha Reed

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Letha REED, 79, Fulton, who died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

The services will be at the Fulton United Methodist Church with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday until 11 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton, and at the church one hour prior to services.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Eldon R. Butler

Eldon Raymond BUTLER, 68, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 9:20 a.m. today at his residence of a coronary attack.

Mr. Butler was born July 12, 1912 in Clairmount County, Ohio to Raymond and Mary PRICE BUTLER.  He had resided in Rochester since 1940, movin from Mason, Ohio.  He was married March 18, 1938 in Butler County, Ohio, to Retha M. BICKNELL.  She survives.  He was a member of the Rochester First Baptist Church.  He was a retired Jobsite Co., employee and had been employed at the Rochester City Golf course the past two summers.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Allen (Marilyn) CRAIG, Kokomo; Mrs. Bruce (Evelyn) WESTLAKE, Kinnear, Wyo., and Mrs. Larry (Joan) HAMMER, Rochester; a son, Bruce W. [BUTLER], Hartsel, Colo.; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Edith KUHLMAN, Tampa, Fla.  A sister and brother preceded.

 

Thursday, January 15, 1981

 

Eldon R. Butler

Services for Eldon Raymond BUTLER, 68, Rt. 7, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday 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 Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mr. Butler died of a coronary attack at his home at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Larry Parker

A former Rochester city policeman, Larry PARKER, 40, Tell City, was killed in a head-on collision with a semi-rig Wednesday on Interstate 64 in Spencer County. Parker was an Indiana State Police detective.

Parker was a Rochester policeman from 1963-64 before resigning to attend the Indiana State Police Academy in Bloomington.

The accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. when Parker’s unmarked police car collided with a semi driven by Joe HARDIN, 40, Long Island, Tenn.  Parker was driving east on I-64 in the westbound lane for an undetermined reason.

The detective was ruled dead at the scene of massive head injuries.

Parker was the xon of Mrs. Orval COBY, Rt. 6, Rochester.
Friday, January 16, 1981

 

Herbert T. Owen

Herbert Tillman OWEN, 77, formerly of Rochester, died at 10:32 a.m.Thursday in Indianapolis.  He was currenty living in Hamilton County.  Mr. Owen was born in Terre Haute, Feb. 6, 1903 to H. Clay and Grace BADGER OWEN.  He worked for 37 years for Public Service of Indiana and was the Rochester manager from 1938-1944.  He retired from the company in 1968.

Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen YARLING OWEN, Carmel; two sons, Kent [OWEN], Bloomington, and John [OWEN], Toronto, Ont.; a sister, and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ewing Mortuary in Shelbyville with the Rev. John TOBIN of Fort Wayne officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Friends may call Saturday, 10 a.m. until the hour of service.  Memorials may be made to the Noble Volunteer League, 2400 North Tibbs, Indianapolis, 48222.

 

Tony Foster

Last rites were conducted Thursday in Indianapolis for Tony FOSTER, 80, who died Monday at Community hospital in that city.  His wife is the former Gertrude BUTTZ of Indianapolis, summertime resident of Lake Manitou.  A son, Tony, also survives.

 

Saturday, January 17, 1981

 

Elizabeth Cooper

Elizabeth COOPER, 80, a former resident of Argos, died at 8:10 a.m. Friday in the Kingston Nursing Home in Plymouth where she had lived four years.

Mrs. Cooper was born Aug. 12, 1890 at Elmhurst, Ill. to Joseph and Anne LIEBERMAN JACOBS.  She was married in 1908 at Starke County to Henry COOPER, who died Sept. 29, 1938.  She was a former employee of the Culver Military Academy and had done practical nursing in the Argos community.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mabel JOHNSON, Pleasant Hill, La.; Mrs. Dorothy CANNON, Delong, and Mrs. Ethel OVERMYER, Argos; a son, Henry [COOPER], South Bend; twenty-two grandchildren; fifty-three great-grandchildren; thirty great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frances URGO, Viola, Wis.   Two daughters and a son preceded.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Robert VanHAITSMA officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service Monday.

 

Marvin Metz

Marvin METZ, 80, 3317 Concord Court, Cambridge Apartments, Mishawaka (46544), who once owned pool and billiard establishments called Metz Cigar Store in Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, South Bend, of heart truble.

He was admitted to the hospital on Jan. 9.

Mr. Metz, who moved from Rochester in the late 1960s, owned a pool and billiards establishment in South Bend at the time of his death.  He had been a champion pool and billiards player in his younger days and had played in tournaments in Chicago and other cities.

Among the survivors are the wife, Mildred [METZ], and a cousin, Olive CRAVEN of Rochester.

Services are pending at the Welsheimer Funeral Home on Williams Street in South Bend.


 

Monday, January 19, 1981

 

Marvin E. Metz

Services were conducted this morning at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 North William St., South Bend, for Marvin E. METZ, 80, of 337 Concord Court, Mishawaka, who died at 1 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Hospital at South Bend.

Bishop Edward F.BRADLEY officiated and burial was in the South Union Cemetery at Nappanee.

Mr. Metz, who once owned billiard parlors in Rochester by the name of Metz Cigar Store, was born in Rochester Dec. 6, 1900 to Orton and Mersa IZZARD METZ and had lived in Rochester until the late 1960s.  He was married Sept. 27, 1941 in South Bend to Mildred ROSBRUGH, who survives.  He was a member of the American National Billiards Association.

Also surviving are a daughter, Diane NEWMAN BROWN, Mishawaka, and a son, Stuart A. HELMICK, Troy, Mich.

 

Tuesday, January 20, 1981 to Wednesday, Januaary 21, 1981

 

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Thursday, January 22, 1981

 

Vera G. Conn

Vera G. CONN, 79, of 1002 Helm St., Logansport, formerly of Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chase Center Nursing Home in Logansport.

Mrs. Conn was born March 20, 1901 in Amboy to Eli and Louise SELFRIDGE BROCK.  She was married Nov. 11, 1926 in Marion to George CONN, Jr., who died in 1950.  She was a retired school teacher, having taught at Royal Center, Grass Creek and Caston.  She was a graduate of Marion College and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester, American Association of Retired Persons, National Retired Teachers Association and the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret WALTERS, Logansport; Ruth GELBAUGH, Rochester; Martha JOHNSTON, Kendallville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Three brothers, a daughter and two grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Howard WESTERN officiating.  Burial will be at the Royal Center Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

 

Lucy Pell

Lucy RUH PELL, 90, Brazil, formerly of Rochesrter, died at about 3 a.m. today at a hospital in Brazil.

She was born June 5, 1890 in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. Alex RUH.  Her father was the owner of the former Blue Drug Store, which was located at the present location of Baxter’s Drug Store in Rochester.  She was married in Rochester on Oct. 1, 1913 to Dr. Harry PELL, who preceded in death.

Survivors include a son, Dr. John PELL, Brazil; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  Three brothers and one son preceded in death.

Services will be Sunday at the Moore Funeral Home in Brazil.


 

Rosa King

Rosa KING, 97, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 12:15 Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wayne COPELAND, Rr. 2, Macy.

Mrs. King was born Feb. 14, 1883 in Perry Township, Miami County, to Jacob and Elizabeth SOMMERS BARNHISEL.  She was a lifetime resident of the Gilead area.  She was married in 1901 to Martin KING, who died Feb. 12, 1960.  She was a member of the Gilead United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Freda) FAWLEY, Warsaw; Mrs. Ted (Beulah)_ GILLESPIE, Kewanna; Bernice KING, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Wayne (Vada) COPELAND, Rt. 2, Macy; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.  A sister, grandchild and a brother preceded.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, January 23, 1981

 

Ralph Bruce

Ralph BRUCE, 63, Georgetown, Ill., was killed in a construction accident in Danville, Ill. Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Bruce was born Oct. 26, 1917 in Kewanna to Albert and Zella NEFF BRUCE.  He was first married to Helen MATTOCK Dec. 4, 1946.  She died in 1973.  He later married Josephine READNOUR in 1974.  She survives.  He was a heavy construction worker.  A member of the Georgetown United Methodist Church, Georgetown Masonic Lodge, and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are his mother, Mrs. Zela SMITH, Rt. 1, Kewanna; a step-daughter, Mrs. Karen FRAZIER, Georgetown, Ill.; two step-sons, Frank and Dennis READNOUR, both of Georgetown; three brothers, Eldon BRUCE, South Bend; Tom and Floyd BRUCE, both of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews; six step-grandchildren.  His father and first wife preceded.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Houghton Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ill.  Friends may call 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  The Rev. Rupert EVANS will officiate committal services at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery following visitation.  Graveside military services will be conducted by the Kewanna VFW.
Saturday, January 24, 1981

 

Walter Ray Ball

Walter Ray BALL, 79, Rt. 6, Rochester, died of an apparent coronary attack at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Willow Slough Fish and Game Preserve near Brook, while ice fishing.

Mr. Ball was born Dec. 24, 1901 in Aubbeenaubbee Township near Leiters Ford to Eli and Amanda REISH BALL.  He had lived in Fulton since 1943, moving from Leiters Ford.  He was married Nov. 1, 1921 to Mabel O. WOODCOX, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Marion (Leona) SKINNER, Elkhart; Mrs. Robert (Marguerite) CLICK, Denver; Mrs. Donovan (Lucille) CLIFFTON, Culver; and Mrs. Keith (Colleen) BURKHART, Fort Wayne; a son, Walter BALL, Jr., Ligonier; thirteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  Three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fulton United Methodist Church with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Logansport Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home and from 9-11 a.m. Monday, and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Monday, January 26, 1981

 

Lester Bryant

Lester BRYANT, 84, Phoenix, Ariz., died Saturday at his residence.  He was a summer resident of Rochester.  He had been in failing health three years.

Mr. Bryant was born Sept. 1, 1896 to Nelson and Jennie LARRIMORE BRYANT.  He had resided in Rochester for many years, working as office manager of the Armour Creameries.  He retired from Sears in Chicago.  He was a member of the Rochester Church of God.  He was married to Valura RICHARDSON, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Roger (Louise) HERRELL, Phoenix; Mrs. Millard (Delores) WHITLOCK, Park Ridge, Ill.; Mrs. Richard (Betty) DAVIS, Hagers Bend, Ill.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, and five sisters preceded in death including Mrs. Lena BOWEN, Mrs. Clara GAST and Mrs. Lon ZIMMERMAN, all of the Rochester area.

 

Mary E. Conley

Mary E. CONLEY, 61, of 1130 Bancroft Ave., died at 8:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient five days.  She had been in failing health several weeks.

Mrs. Conley was born Sept. 18, 1919 in Kenova, W. Va.  She had lived here since 1942, moving from West Virginia.  She was married Dec. 2, 1969 in Rochester to Russell CONLEY, who survives.  She owned and operated a television repair shop for 26 years at her rsidence.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (May) AULT, Plymouth; a son, Robert CONLEY, Rochester; three grandchildren; and a sister.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 27, 1981

 

Lena Holse

Lena HOLSE, 92, Angola, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday in the Betz Nursing Home in Auburn.

She was born in Aarhus, Sweden, Oct. 12, 1888 to Michael Peter and Kirstin MARTOUSEN JENSEN.  She had been a United States resident since 1908.  She married Rudolph [HOLSE].  He died Dec. 7, 1964.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. LaVerne (Esther) SEICHTER, Fort Wayne; five sons, John HOLSE, Rome City; Roy HOLSE, Fort Wayne; Jack HOLSE, Rochester; Robert HOLSE, Ashley, and Frank HOLSE, Burbank, Calif.; sixteen grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Kistler Funeral Home, Hudson, Ind.  Burial will be in the Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Ind.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, January 28, 1981

 

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Thursday, January 29, 1981

 

Ruth M. Rutledge

Ruth M. RUTLEDGE, 71, of 1217 1/2 Franklin Ave., died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Mrs. Rutledge was born May 27, 1909 in Anderson to Alfice and Elsie WARNER BURNETT.  She had been a Rochester resident for 26 years, moving here from Marion.  She married Armond RUTLEDGE on Oct. 15, 1934; he died April 13, 1954.

Surviving are a daughter, Beverly POWELL, Rochester; two grandsons, Daryl and Kevin POWELL, both of Rochester; a sister, Helen MATHIAS, Rochester; a brother, Leroy WEBBER, of near Culver; and nieces and nephews.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Friday through the hour of the service.

 

Friday, January 30, 1981

 

Marjorie T. Hooks

Marjorie T. HOOKS, 69, Rt. 4, Rochester, died Thursday afternoon at her home following a short illness.

The Bonine Funeral Home in Culver is handling arrangements.
Saturday, January 31, 1981

 

Marjorie T. Hooks

Marjorie T. HOOKS, 69, Rt. 4, Rochester, died Thursday afternoon at her home after a short illness.

She was born Nov. 9, 1911 in Hickory, Miss., to Gene and Savannah BARRETT TANGLE and had lived in Aubbeenaubbee Township since 1966, moving there from Chicago.  She was married July 16, 1949 in Chicago to Birdie HOOKS, who died in 1973.

Surviving are a son, Mark Hyde [HOOKS], stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany; a brother, Charles HUDSON, Chicago; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Monday in the Morning Star Baptist Church in Chicago with the Rev. L. W. MINGO officiating.  Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery, Chicago.  The Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.  There will be no calling at the funeral home.

 

John A. Lanz

John A. LANZ, 45, Argos, formerly of Rochester, died at 3 a.m. today in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, as a result of injuries from an auto accident suffered Oct. 19, 1980 near Indianapolis.

He was born Dec. 25, 1935 in White County to Fred LANZ and Geneva NIES LANZ BOWYER SMITH.  He had lived in Argos for a year, moving there from Silver Lake.  He married Lynita WALLACE Dec. 9, 1973; she survives.  He had been a parts department manager with several auto agencies.  He was a member of the Sunrise Chapel Church, Plymouth.

Surviving with the wife are five aunts and one uncle.  Parnts preceded in death.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Carl W. Phillips

Carl W. PHILLIPS, 76, Bourbon, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth following a five-month illness.

He was born Oct. 24, 1904 in Bourbon to Harry and Fairy WALTZ PHILLIPS and had lived in the Bourbon community all his life.  He was married Oct. 16, 1955 to Marjory BRAMAN in Rochester.  He ownerd and operated Carl Phillips Refrigeration Sales and Service.  He had been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bourbon for over 50 years.  He was a member of the Bourbon Masonic Lodge, Bourbon Eastern Star, South Bend Scottish Rite and the Marshall County Scottish Rite, and had been on the Bourbon Township Advisory Board for 25 years.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Chauncey (Anna Belle) EMMONS, Warsaw, and a brother, Glenn [PHILLIPS], Fort Wayne.  Two brothers, Robert and Harold [PHILLIPS], and nieces and nephews preceded in death.

Services will be in the Bourbon First United Methodist Church Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. C. E. McCLARNON officiating.  Burial will be in the Bourbon Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deaton Funeral Home in Bourbon after 2 p.m. Sunday.  Masonic memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Sarah E. Ellsworth

Sarah E. “Sadie” ELLSWORTH, 96, Mentone, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  She had been ill several days.

She was born Dec. 23, 1884 in Washington, Iowa to Edward and Alvira JOHNSON.  She lived all her married life in Mentone.  She was married Aug. 12, 1903 in Mentone to Lot Davis ELLSWORTH.  She was a member of the Mentone Mothers of World War II and Tippecanoe Rebekah Lodge.  In 1977, she was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Julian Carroll.

Surviving are a son, John [ELLSWORTH]; five daughters, Maria WORKMAN, Etna Green; Mrs. James (Mary) FARBER, Warsaw; Mrs. William (Alice) SCOTT, Bourbon; Betty FLORY, (U.S. Army retired) Radcliffe, Ky.; and Mrs. Leota CSENAR, Mishawaka; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, February 2, 1981

 

John A. Lanz

Services for John A. LANZ, 45, Argos, will be held at noon Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh CAMPBELL officiating.  Mr. Lanz died Saturday morning.  Burial will be in the Pro Cemetery near Hedley, Ind.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. today and through the hour of services Tuesday.

 

Mabel Blausser

Mabel BLAUSSER, 92, Kewanna, died Saturday at 2:32 a.m. at the Winamac Nursing Home.

Mrs. Blausser was born Aug. 12, 1888 in Kewanna to Henry and Ella FALKENBURG SEARS.  She was married to Roy BLAUSSER on March 24, 1915.  He died Feb. 9, 1966.  She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ since 1912.  She was employed as a store clerk in South Bend for 35 years.

Surviving is a son, Frederick [BLAUSSER], Tempe, Ariz.  Four sisters and a brother preceded.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Neil MILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna and at the church one hour prior to services.
Tiesday, February 3, 1981

 

Roscoe F. Miller

Roscoe F. MILLER, 93, Perrysburg, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday at the Peru Nursing Home.

Mr. Miller was born Oct. 16, 1887 in Courter to John A. and Lucinda NELL MILLER.  He was married to Vancie LOCKWOOD April 24, 1913 at Mexico.  She died June 30, 1937.  He was the founder of Miller’s Sawmill in Perrysburg in 1927.  He retired in 1971.  He was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Cloyd [MILLER], Rochester; Galen, Carl and Glenn [MILLER], all of Perrysburg; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren.  Two grandsons, two granddaughters, two sisters, and a brother preceded.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. John EVANS officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, February 4, 1981

 

Carl Henricks

Carl “Pat” HENRICKS, 68, Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo, where he had been a patient since Dec. 9.

He was born Nov. 4, 1912 at Bruce Lake Station to Frank and Olla HANSLEY HENRICKS.  He had lived all his life in this area except for 10 years in Winamac.  He married Pauline RUSSELL on March 4, 1934 at Bruce Lake Station; she survives.  He was retired and the former co-owner of Ritz-Craft in Argos.  He was a member of the Bruce Lake Church, the Masonic Lodge of Winamac and the Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. David (Nancy Sue) KANOUSE, Kokomo, and Mrs. Richard (Patsy) BUTT, Vivian, La.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Francis (Mary) HUDKINS, Bruce Lake Station, and Mrs. Leonard (Naomi) BROCKEY, Rochester; a brother, Paul HENRICKS, El Paso, Texas, and a step-sister, Mrs. Dick (Grace) MORRIS, Rochester.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen WELBORN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday.  The Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Asthmatic Foundation.
Thursday, February 5, 1981

 

Aaron T. Williams

Aaron T. WILLIAMS, two-day=old son of Tom and Karen WRIGHT WILLIAMS, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday in Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.

He was born Feb. 3, 1981 in Woodlawn Hospital.

Surviving are a sister, Kendra [WILLIAMS]; a brother, Brent [WILLIAMS]; the maternal grandparents, Adeline WRIGHT, Akron, and Waitsel WRIGHT, Akron, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe AERNE, Monticello, and Mr. and Mrs. Lavon WILLIAMS, Kokomo.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee STUBBLEFIELD officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Ovel Conley

Ovel “Curley” CONLEY, 59, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday shortly after being admitted to Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health the last 10 years.

Mr. conley was born July 12, 1921 in Salyersville, Ky., to Gussie and Martha CONLEY CONLEY.  He had lived most of his life in this area.  He was married March 31, 1956 in Silver Lake to Bonnie Jean WILKINSON, who survives.  He was retired due to ill health from Hammel Chrysler.  He was a World War II Veteran.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert A. [CONLEY], Texas, and David E. [CONLEY], of Rt. 1, Rochester; his mother, Martha [CONLEY], Rochester; his father, Gussie [CONLEY], Akron; four brothers, Oddis and Gene [CONLEY], both of Rochester; Austin [CONLEY], Porterville, Calif; and Arbie [CONLEY], Akron; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.

Fneral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Friday, February 6, 1981

 

Ovel Conley

Services for Ovel “Curley” CONLEY, 59, Rt. 4, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. Armond RITTER and Robert RITTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery, where the Rochester American Legion and the Manitou VFW posts will conduct memorial services.

Friends may call today from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mr. Conley died at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admission.  He had been in failing health for 10 years.
Saturday, February 7, 1981

 

Leroy E. Cox

Leroy E. COX, 80, Mentone, died at Plymouth Parkview Hospital at 1:45 a.m. today enroute to South Bend.  Arrangements are pending at the King Memorial Home in Mentone.

 

Harold I. Sommers

Harold I. SOMMERS, 73, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at his residence at      12:30 p.m. Friday.

Mr. Sommers was born May 1, 1907 in Wayne Township to Mel and Mary Maude MURRAY SOMMERS.  He was marride to Ersa May CRABB Aug. 19, 1928 at Kewanna.  She survives.  He was an active Grass Creek and Wayne Township farmer.  He was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church, secretary of the Grass Creek Cemetery Association, Wayne Township Farm Bureau, director of Farmer’s Grain Elevator in Thornhope, past trustee of the church, past member of the Wayne Township Advisory Board, past member of the Fulton County Council, serving 16 years, past member of the Fulton County Drainage Board.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte SCHNAPF, Rt. 2, Royal Center; a brother, Adam SOMMERS, Rt. 2, Kewanna; a grandson, Gary [SCHNAPF], Rt. 2, Royal Center.  A brother and sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Ernest L. COBBS officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Carrie A. McCoy Overmyer

Carrie A. McCOY OVERMYER, 71, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital following a three-year illness.

Mrs. Overmyer was born April 16, 1909 in Newcastle Township to Sidney and Lula M. KISTLER GREEN.  She lived in South Bend and Kokomo before moving to Rochester.  She was first married to Delbert McCOY who died Aug. 16, 1967.  She later married Ralph L. OVERMYER, Oct. 24, 1971 near Argos.  He survives.  She was a retired employee of the White Farm Equipment Co. of South Bend.  She was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church near Argos.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Marylou) WARD, Mishawaka, and Mrs. John (Susan) HODGSON, South Bend; a son, Dr. Mark E. McCOY, Monticello, Fla.; five grandchildren; three step-sons, Marvin OVERMYER, Rochester; Myron OVERMYER, Tippecanoe, and Clair OVERMYER, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; eight step-grandchildren.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Arley MITCHUM and Dr. Mark McCOY officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Monday.
Monday, February 9, 1981

 

Leroy E. Cox

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mentone for Leroy E. COX, 80, Mentone, who died Saturday at the Plymouth Parkview Hospital after being taken there while enroute to South Bend.

Mr. Cox was born Nov. 20, 1900 in Kosciusko County to George and Rebecca PECK COX.  He had lived in Mentone most of his life, with the exception of 12 years in Elkhart.  He was married at Rochester April 28, 1923 to Maude MEREDITH, who survives.  He was a member of the Mentone First Baptist Church and the Mentone Lions Club.  He operated a car agency in Mentone in the 1940s.  He was a salesman for the Red Comet Fire Extinguisher Co.  He was retired from Frank’s Manufacturing Co., in Mentone.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. David (Louise) ANDERSON, Mentone; four brothers, Wilbur, Omar, and Harold [COX], all of Elkhart, and George [COX], Prescott, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Elsie DAVIS, Elkhart; six grandchildren.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Officiating the services will be the Revs. Kenneth MARKEN and Charles JONES, with burial in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Edward P. Lucht

Edward P. LUCHT, 81, of 1217 Jefferson St., died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital where he had been a patient 10 days, following a four-year illness.

Mr. Lucht was born Feb. 2, 1900 in Crescent, Ill., to Peter and Etta REMMERS LUCHT.  He had lived in the Talma area and moved to Rochester in 1965 from Riverdale, Ill.  He was married June 21, 1924 in Crete, Ill., to Anna WIERINGA, who survives.  He was a retired employee of Commonwealth-Edison of Harvey, Ill.  He was a member of the Tama United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy A. CARY, Harvey, Ill.; a son, Harold E. [LUCHT], Mentone; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Anna POPPE, Standiford, Ill.; Mrs. Lena POPPE, Watseka, Ill., and Mrs. Ida CORNILSEN, Savana, Ill.  Four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday.

 

Audria Stiles

Memorial services were held today in San Francisco for Mrs. Audria STILES, 56, Redwood, Calif., who died Feb. 1, in San Francisco.

Mrs. Stiles was born Oct. 15, 1924 in Rapel to Frank and Alma GARBER VICKERY.  She was married to Melvin STILES in September of 1958.  He survives.

Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Mike (Terry) QUICK, Rochester, and Kelly, Patty and Ruth STILES, all of California; two brothers, Harold [VICKERY], Walnut Creek, Calif., and Austin [VICKERY], Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Milo (Emogene) HARLEY, Lakeland, Fla.

Private graveside services will be held in the Fairview Cemetery in North Manchester.  Arrangements were conducted by the Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester.
Kenneth W. Talbott

Kenneth Wayne “Bill” TALBOTT, 52, Elkhart, died at 2:50 a.m. Sunday in Elkhart.

Mr. Talbott was born May 1, 1928 to Maurice and Helen WELLER TALBOTT.  He was married July 5, 1952 to Marjorie HEDL, who survives.  He was retired from Armco and Burton Plumbing Co., because of ill health.

Surviving with the wife are his mother, Mrs. Helen IRVEN, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Lois) MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Eugene (Joan) RIFFLE, Lake Station; four brothers, James [TALBOTT], Glen Rock, Pa.; Jerry [TALBOTT], Rochester Ronald [TALBOTT], Lexington, Ohio, and Doyne [TALBOTT], Baltimore, Md.; sixteen nieces and nephews, and twelve great-nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

There will be no funeral services and the body will be cremated.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Tuesday, February 10, 1981

 

Charles J. Good

Charles J. GOOD, 83, of 3105 Woodmont St., South Bend, formerly of Talma, died at 10 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mishawaka.

He was born Sept. 22, 1897 in Warren, Ind., to Frank and Ola GOOD and had lived in the Talma area from 1931 to 1979.  He was a teacher for 32 years at Talma High School and taught for 10 years before that in Huntington County.  He was a member of the Talma United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member and past master of the King Masonic Lodge at Warren.  He was a World War I veteran.  He was married Aug. 9, 1920 to Ruby TRUSLER, who died in September 1972.

Surviving are a daughter, Rosa Lee WELSH, South Bend; a son, Joe GOOD, Mentone; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A son, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Warren.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Ervin J. R. Wagner

Ervin J. R. “Blackie” WAGNER, 56, of 11 Lynnwood St., Warsaw, formerly of Mentone, died at 7:10 p.m. Monday in Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.

He was born May 18, 1924 in Bourbon to Ervin and Ethel KLINK WAGNER and had resided most of his life in Mentone.  He was retired from the Midwest Spring Manufacturing Co. in Mentone and was a World War II veteran.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Judy) FRISINGER and Mrs. Delane (Nancy) JACKSON, both of Warsaw, and Mrs. Jay (Mary Lou) TEEL, Mentone; a son, John [WAGNER], Louisville, Ky.; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy KRULL, Mentone; Mrs. Robert (Annabelle) BARNHART, New Haven, and Mrs. Charles (Ruth) WARREN, Elkhart; three brothers, Mervin [WAGNER], Warsaw; Myrl [WAGNER], Hialeah, Fla., and Ivo [WAGNER], Melborne, Fla.

Rites are pending at the King Memorial Home in Mentone.
Wednesday, February 11, 1981

 

Ervin J. R. Wagner

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, for Ervin  J. R. “Blackie” WAGNER, 56, formerly of Mentone, who died Monday at 7:10 p.m. at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.

Officiating the services will be the Rev. Don POYSER.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Margaret B. Shafer

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Grace United Methodist Church for Margaret B. SHAFER, 88, of 1012 Pontiac St., a lifetime resident of Rochester who distinguished herself in numerous endeavors of community betterment.

The Rev. Sam CARLTON will officiate the services, assisted by the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, and at the church Thursday from noon until time of services.

Mrs. Shafer died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she was taken Sunday after suffering a heart attack at Grace United Methodist Church, where she had been an organist for 60 years.

The widow of Robert Wiltfong SHAFER, who was mayor of Rochester from 1952 through 1955, Mrs. Shafer was director of the Fulton County Choris for several decades and received the “Jane Award” in 1973.

In 1974, Purdue University honored her with a special plaque for her contributions to music.  Nine years before that, Tri Kappa Sorority crowned her as Indiana’s First Lady of Music.

For more than 70 years, Mrs. Shafer was the favorite pianist for numerous “home talent” shows, and she played for most of the musicals presented by the Fulton County Players amateur theater group.

In 1974, Mrs. Shafer received the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award, presented annually to a person for long years of continuing service to the community.

More recently, she was selected queen of the Fulton County Senior Citizens.

Mrs. Shafer was one of three living graduates of the Rochester High School Class of 1911.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Fulton County Historical Society, Fulton County Players and Rochester Woman’s Club.

Born in Rochester on Dec. 29, 1892, she was the daughter of Stilla P. and Essie MYERS BAILEY.  She was married in Rochester on May 27, 1916; Mr. Shafer died Feb. 1, 1962.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Barbara) LEAVERTON, St. Joseph, Mo., and Sara Louise LEWIS, South Bend; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, and two brothers, Byron BAILEY and Elliott “Bill” BAILEY, both of Rochester.  Preceding in death were a son, Philip B. SHAFER, in 1965, and a brother, Max BAILEY.

The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to Grace United Methodist Church or a charity of one’s choice.
Thursday, February 12, 1981

 

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Friday, February 13, 1981

 

Forrest Saylors

A rural Kewanna resident was found dead at his residence by two passersby Thursday morning.  Death was due to exposure, according to Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD.

Forrest “Bus” SAYLORS, 70, Rt. 2, Kewanna (Marshtown), was found dead outside his back door by Gary HEISER and Keith KOTTKAMP as they passed the residence at 8:25 a.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Good said this morning that the time of death was set at 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Fulton County police and Mrs. Good speculated today that Saylors slipped and fell while trying to get back in his house, couldn’t get back up and died from Wednesday’s extremely cold temperatures which dipped below the zero degree mark overnight.

Mr. Saylors was born Dec. 14, 1910 in Deacon to Joshua and Pearl WERTZ SAYLORS.  He married Evelyn KINGERY March 20, 1934 in Monticello.  She died March 24, 1979.  He was retired from the Fulton County Highway Department and was a member of the Olive Branch Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley REASON, Kewanna, and Vicky VETRO, Pompano Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  A daughter, two sisters and two brothers prceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Ernest COBBS officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Edith M. McGriff

Edith M. McGRIFF, 83, Logansport, former Rochester resident, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in Cass County Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

She was born in Carroll County Nov. 21, 1897 to Thomas and Sarah BURRIS SHANE.  She married Lon McGRIFF; he died in 1967.

Surviving are two sons, Richard HUNTSINGER, Tampa, Fla., and Kenneth HUNTSINGER, Logansport; two brothers, Theodore SHANE, Greentown, and Bruce SHANE, Swayzee; two sisters, Nettie BROWN, Greentown, and Ethel MORRISON, Marion; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. James HOLT officiating.  Burial will be at the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Saturday.
Rose Harris

Rose HARRIS, 76, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday in the Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  She had been in failing health a year.

Mrs. Harris was born Dec. 18, 1964 in Lowndes County, Alabama, to Andrew and Violet HARRIS.  She had lived here eight years, moving from Chicago.  She had been employed by the Oak Park Laundry Co., Oak Park, Ill.  She was a member of the King’s Lake First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Wilbert Lee CLARK, Chicago; ten grandchildren; a foster great-grandchild; two great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter; a brother, Stephen HARRIS, Gadsden, Ala.; two sisters, Mary Ella DAVIS, Rt. 4, Burkeville, Ala., and Mary Alice MAY, Gadsden, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Burkeville, Ala.  Friends may call 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in Burkeville, Ala.

 

Saturday, February 14, 1981

 

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Monday, February 16, 1981

 

William W. Lawson, Sr.

William W. LAWSON, Sr., 76, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday in Dukes Hospital in Peru where he had been a patient since last Monday.  He had been in ill health for 14 months.

Mr. Lawson was born Sept. 20, 1904 in Tunnis, Mo., to Luther and Jessie HARLAN LAWSON.  He had lived in Macy since 1945, moving from Chicago.  He was married June 28, 1930 in Chicago to Mary CESARANO, who survives.  He retired from the Square D Corp., in Peru in 1969.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Ann Marie) REED, Roann, and Mrs. Melvin [Linda) SPEAR. Mexico; a son, William W. LAWSON, Jr., Mexico; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Joise GATTON, Des Moines, Iowa.  He was preceded in death by a grandchild and a sister.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery at Macy.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral home 2-9 p.m. today, where the Rosary wil b e recited at 7:3- p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Daniel L. Powell

Daniel L. POWELL, 87, Macy, died at 12:55 p.m. Sunday in the emergency room at Woodlawn Hospital, shortly after being admitted.

Mr. Powell was born Sept. 8, 1893 at Macy to John and Laura SUTTON POWELL.  He had lived his entire life in the Macy and Rochester areas.  He was married Sept. 4, 1925 at Gilead to Faye E. GEIGER, who died June 14, 1973.  He was a retired carpenter.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Henry (Mary) MILLER, Roann; Mrs. Marion (Nellie) SCOTT, Lake Charles, La.; Mrs. Loren (Gladys) SHAMBARGER, Macy, and Mrs. John (Carolyn) RICHARDS, Peru; a son, Dwayne [POWELL], Plymouth; seventeen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  A son, three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

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 Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. through the hour of service Wednesday.

 

John R. Lee

John R. LEE, 58, Rt. 1, Lucerne, died at 12:44 a.m. Sunday at the Cass County Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Lee was born March 28, 1922 in Royal Center to Forrest and Dottie FELKER LEE.  He was a mechanic at the Caston School Corporation.  He was married to Rite DORAN Nov. 30, 1946.  She survives.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.  He was a member of the Logansport Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Jerry [LEE], Canton, Ill.; Michael [LEE], Chicago, and John [LEE], Jr., Fulton; a daughter, Kay KIERNAN, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Retta FRYE, Logansport, and Mrs. Wilma HARMON, Logansport, and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Bruce RUSSELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County Cancer Detection Clinic.

 

Nora E. Eherenman

Nora E. EHERENMAN, 91, Burket, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at the Mason Health Care Center in Warsaw.  She had been ill three years.

Mrs. Eherenman was born Feb. 18, 1889 at Sevastapol to William and Emma JEFFRIES SMITH.  She had lived all her life in the Mentone and Burket areas.  She was married Nov. 4, 1909 to Roy C. EHERENMAN, who died in 1952.  She was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church and its Women’s Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bernice WEIRICK GROVE, and Mrs. James (Opal) HITE, both of Warsaw; thirteen grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  Three children preceded in death.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. 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. today.
Tuesday, February 17, 1981

 

Nona Burch

Nona BURCH, 94, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 12:10 p.m. Monday at the Timbercrest Brethren Home in North Manchester.  She had been a patient there for several days.

Mrs. Burch was born Aug. 29, 1886 in Miami county to Grant and Alice BEMENDERFER TRACY.  She had lived her lifetime in this area.  She was married July 2, 1905 to Don BURCH, who died in 1962.

Surviving are eight sons, Max, V. L. “Bud”, and Harvey [BURCH], all of North Manchester; Estel [BURCH], Silver Lake, Byron and Sam [BURCH], both of Indianapolis; Gene [BURCH], Rochester; and Ray [BURCH], Scottsdale, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Galen (Geneva) GRONINGER, Plainfield, and Mrs. Robert (Nina) DeFORD, Bethesda, Md.; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gilbert [TRACY], Huntley, Ill., and Dallas [TRACY], Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Marie BURNS, Akron.

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

 

Fairy M. Shultz

Fairy May SHULTZ, 93, Huntington, died Monday at 12:25 p.m. at the Wabash County Hospital.  She had been a resident of the Peabody Memorial Home in North Manchester for the past six years.

Mrs. Shultz was born April 9, 1887 in Huntington County to John and Julia DELVIN HELSER.  She was a member of the Huntington United Methodist Church.  She was married to Wilbur GROSSMAN, who died in 1909.

Surviving are a son, James SHULTZ, Rochester; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Peabody Memorial Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard CRAIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Huntington.  Friends may call at the Peabody Chapel an hour prior to services.  The Bender Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

Virginia E. Payne

Virginia E. PAYNE, 68, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 10:55 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Mrs. Payne was born in Miami County Sept. 6, 1912 to Isaac and Cornelia NASH AULT.  She was married Nov. 16, 1935 to Robert V. PAYNE, who dies Sept. 10, 1968.  She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church and the Women of the Church, and the Adams Township Home Extension Club.

Surviving are a son, Harold [PAYNE], Rochester, and three grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 18, 1981

 

Clara Dawson Stephenson

Clara (KROUSE) DAWSON STEPHENSON, 92, Argos, died at 1:20 a.m. Monday at her residence.

Mrs. Stephenson was born May 20, 1888 near Argos to Henry and Rosetta KAMP KROUSE.  She had lived most of her life in the Argos community.  She was first married to Harley DAWSON Sept. 21, 1905, who died May 7, 1949.  She later married May 20, 1956 to   G. Elwood STEPHENSON, who died Dec. 19, 1963.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Arline) MILLER, Argos; a son, Clifford H. DAWSON, Whispering Pines, N.C.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie LISTENBERGER, Argos, and Mrs. Marjorie MORIARTY, Culver; two brothers, Lloyd KROUSE, Argos, and Donald KROUSE, Plymouth.  A daughter, Lula Marie [DAWSON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Alex DeGOLYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service Friday.

 

Oliver R. Mikesell

Oliver R. MIKESELL, 77, Rt. 1, Rochester, died Tuesday at 1:50 p.m. at the Peru Nursing Home.

Mr. Mikesell was born Oct. 8, 1903 in Fulton County to Harley Phillip and Effie STINSON MIKESELL.  He was married Oct. 22, 1927 at Logansport to Louise ZIMMERMAN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and was a manager of the Cass County Home from 1963-1970.  He was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church and the Rochester I.O.O.F.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, LouAnna SHOTTS, South Bend; Esther BLEDSOE, Russiabille, and Frances BOUNDS, Houston, Texas; four sons, David [MIKESELL], Lebanon; Marvin [MIKESELL], Kewanna; Lawrence [MIKESELL], Rt. 1, Rochester, and Clifford [MIKESELL], Rt. 4, Rochester; twenty-one grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rockfield I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Georgia Senger

Services were held Monday for Georgia SENGER, 78, Peru, who died Feb. 6 at her residence.

Mrs. Senger was born July 1, 1902 to H. D. and Pearl LEININGER STONER.  She was married Jan. 1, 1929 to Fred SENGER, who died Jan. 21, 1976.  She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church in Peru.

Surviving are a daughter, Marsha [SENGER], Peru; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Officiating the services at the Eikenberry Funeral Home was the Rev. Robert LITRELL with burial in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Peru.
Zona M. Berger

Zona M. BERGER, 96, Akron, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.

Mrs. Berger was born March 22, 1884 to Fernando and Mary LOSHER MOON.  She was married Dec. 11, 1907 to Aaron BERGER, who died Oct. 24, 1949.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) FERGUSON, Denver, Colo.; a son, Robert [BERGER], Valdosta, Ga.; two grandchildre; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Elza (Myra) BLACKBURN, Rochester.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after         3 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, February 19, 1981

 

Lela Graffis

Lela GRAFFIS, 89, of 1318 Rochester Blvd., died at 9 a.m. today at the Centerbury Manor Nursing Home where she had been a patient a week.

Mrs. Graffis was born April 30, 1891 near Kewanna to Peter and Nancy SINCLAIR METZGER.  She had lived her entire life in Fulton County.  She was married Feb. 14, 1909 near Kewanna to Clarence GRAFFIS, who died Oct. 24, 1974.  She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church near Talma and the pleasant Valley Community Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Lorene) FOOR, Rt. 5, Rochester; a son, Homer GRAFFIS, North Manchester; five grandsons; ten great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Lafe (Ruby) SMITH, Kewanna.  A son, grandchild and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funterl Home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. until the service Sunday.

 

Ella B. Morris

Ella B. MORRIS, 91, Rt. 1, Roann, died at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday in the Wabash County Hospital.

Mrs. Morris was born Jan. 6, 1890 in St. Joseph County, Illinois, to Frank and Mamie PARKER.  She was married in 1908 to Joe MORRIS, who preceded.  She was a member of the Gilead O.E.S., Home-Ec Club, and the Gilead United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Marie) KERLIN, Rt. 2, Silver Lake; a son, Alden [MORRIS], Rt. 1, Roann; twelve grandcildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Frank MARKLEY, Jeffersonville.  Three sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. Friday.  The Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorials ervices at 8 p.m. Friday.
Willard Stephens

Willard STEPHENS, 73, 1215 Jackson Blve., died att 1:05 a.m. today at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Stephens was born June 24, 1907.  He had lived in Rochesrter since 1975, moving from Culver.  He was a retired trucker.  He was first married to Lillian HALE in 1942, who died in 1973.  He later married Susie ARNETT in 1975, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Richard STEPHENS, Chesterton, and Michael STEPHENS, Sunnyside, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Scott (Billy Jo) WELLMAN, Valparaiso; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Polley DANGUS, and Mrs. Ell BARNETT, both of Martin, Ky., and a brother, Alex [STEPHENS], Prestonsburg, Ky.

Services are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver.

 

Friday, February 20, 1981

 

Willard Stephens

Services for Willard STEPHENS, 73, of 1215 Jackson Blvd., who died at 1:05 a.m. Thursday at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Fort Wayne will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

Mr. Stephens was born June 24, 1907 at Martin, Ky., to Isaac and Anna FLANNERY STEPHENS.  He had lived in Rochester since 1975, moving from Culver.  He was a retired farmer and trucker.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He was first married to Lillian HALE in 1942.  She died in 1973.  He later married Susie ARNETT in 1975, who survives.  He was a member of the Knox United Baptist Church.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Richard [STEPHENS], Chesterton, and Michael [STEPHENS], Sunnyside, Calif. a daughter, Mrs. Scott (Billy Jo) WELLMAN, Valparaiso; four step-daughters, Mrs. Virgle (Dorothy) BRYANT, Mrs. Robert (Helen) HORN, Mrs. Larry (Gloria) CALHOUN, and Mrs. Jim (Barbara) SWANK, all of Rochester, four step-sons, Hoy, Ronnie, and Wayne ARNETT, all of Rochester, and Don ARNETT, Goshen; two grandchildren; twenty-one step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Polly DANGUS, and Mrs. Ell BARNETT, both of Martin, Ky., and a brother, Alex [STEPHENS], Prestonsburg, Ky.

Officiating the services will be the Rev. Orbin RUDD, with burial in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call today and until the hour of service Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Edwin E. Eltzroth

Edwin E. ELTZROTH, 57, Rt. 1, Akron, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Wabash County Hospital at 5:05 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Eltzroth was born Oct. 26, 1923 in Wabash County to J. Raymond and Fern MORRIS ELTZROTH.  He was marrieed Aug. 9, 1971 in Marshall, Ill. to Mabel L. MARKS, who survives.  He was employed at the Singer Controls Co., North Manchester.  He was a member of the Rochester VFW.

Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, Mrs. Cecil BOWMAN, Rt. 1, Denver; three sisters, Mrs. Mary CHARD, Aregon; Mrs. Eva HAYNES, New Port Richey, Fa.; and Mrs. Eileen SELLERS, Wabash; five step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Eddingfield Funeral Home, Wabash, with the Rev. Heibert JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.


 

Saturday, February 21, 1981

 

Mary Holland

Mary NORTON HOLLAND, 93, a former Rochester resident, died at 12:25 a.m. Friday inthe Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, N.C., after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Holland was born Sept. 24, 1887 in Iredell County, N.C. to Walter P. and Daisy REDMON MORTON. [sic]  She had lived in Rochester from 1909-1974, moving to Statesville, N.C. with her son.  She was married June 4, 1904 to William Frank HOLLAND, who died June 2, 1938.  She was manager of the Arlington Hotel in Rochester for 20 years.  She was a member of the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge, Rochester, Mr. Zion Club and the Forest Park Presbyterian Church in Statesville, N.C.

Surviving are a son, Willard [HOLLAND], Statesville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchldren.  A son, Lawrence [HOLLAND], died in 1973.

Services will be at 1 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 4-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Doris H. Biggs

Doris H. BIGGS, 61, of 1303 Monroe St., died unexpectedly at her home early this morning.

Mrs. Biggs was born June 16, 1919 to Levi and Cora DICKERHOFF HARPER.  She had lived her entire life in this community.  She was married Feb. 10, 1944 in Rochester to William D. BIGGS, who survives.  She was assistant vice president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank for 43 years.  She was a member of the Rochester Trinity United Methodist Church, and treasurer of the Fulton County Humane Society.

Surviving with the husband are a son, David A. BIGGS, Rt. 6, Rochester; two grandsons, Douglas Aaron and Gregory David BIGGS; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche ENGLE, Warsaw; Mrs. Delta JURGENSMEYER, Rochester; and Mrs. Jack (Arletta) GREEN, Peru; several nieces and nephews.  Her parents and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday 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 3-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. until the services.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Heart Association or the Fulton County Humane Society.

 

Estelle Lyle

Mrs. Estelle LYLE, 86, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 4:45 a.m. today in the Countryside Place, Knox, following an extended illness.

Funeral services are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.
Monday, February 23, 1981

 

Estelle Lyle

Services were held at 2 p.m. today at Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Estelle LYLE, 87, Rt. 4, Rochester, who died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday at the Countryside Place Nursing Home in Knox.

Mrs. Lyle was born Dec. 24, 1893 at Newton County, Miss. to Frank and Lettie BARRETT TEMPLE.  She had lived in Aubbeenaubbee Township since 1966, coming from Chicago, and she was a retired chef.  She was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church of Chicago.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Avery HARDEWAY, Culver.

Officiating the graveside service was the Rev. Robert HANSON.  Arrangements were handled by the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver.

 

Mercedes L. Miller

Mercedes L. MILLER, 72, of 524 Fulton Ave., died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the South Bend St. Joseph Hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks.

Mrs. Miller was born May 20, 1908 in Rochester to John and Mary HANNA BECKER.  She had lived her entire life in this community.  She was married Nov. 12, 1932 in Michigan to Fred E. MILLER, who died in 1969.  She was employed with the former Miller-Mitchell Insurance Aency for 40 years.  She was a member of the Rochester Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Deverl BECKER, Rochester; and three nieces and a nephew.  A brother, Robert [BECKER], died in 1978.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday 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 from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. Wednesday through the hour of services.

 

Mary E. Grogg

Mary Elizabeth GROGG, 67, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 9:47 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been admitted earlier in the day.

Mrs. Grogg was born March 6, 1913 in Millers City, Ohio, to Joe and Elizabeth RECHTINE KESSLER.  She had lived here for the past 21 years, moving from Butler, Ind.  She was married Feb. 14, 1935 in Auburn to Albert GROGG, who survives.  She was a member of the Rochester St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Shirley Ann) STICE, Denver, Colo; two sons, Gene R. and Dan [GROGG], both of Rochester; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 3-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to the hour of service Tuesday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.
Elmer Fallstick

Elmer FALLSTICK, 82, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 6:09 p.m. Sunday at the Peru Nursing Home.

Mr. Fallstick was born in Johnstown, Pa., in May 14, 1898 to Elmer and Anna Marie ANDRETTI FALLSTICK.  He was married to Bertha RANKIN Oct. 14, 1919 at Camden, N.J.; she died April 26, 1963.  He was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church.  He moved to Macy in 1945, coming from New Jersey.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are two sons, Charles [FALLSTICK], Rt. 3, Peru, and Kenneth [FALLSTICK], Freeland, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Joann MILLER, Rt. 2, Macy; two sisters, Edna HAMPTON, and Freda HAMPTON, both of West Berlin, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  A son, two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Lois J. Schreckengost

Lois J. SCHRECKENGOST, 43, Akron, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Nov. 3, 1937 in Spencer, W. Va., to Roma and Alice CASTO WEBB.  The mother survives.  She married Elbert “Abe” SCHRECKENGOST; he survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Phyllis) MAPPIN, Akron; a grandson; seven sisters, Nancy REXROADS, Gassaway, W. Va.; Marie LANE, Sutton, W. Va.; Jo Ann WHITING, Spencer, W. Va.; Betty MORRISON, Spencer; Mary WEBB, Spencer; Leona YOUNG, Louisville, Ohio, and Johnie May TATTERSON, Spencer; three brothers, Roma WEBB, Jr., Akron; Fred  WEBB, Spencer, and Henry WEBB, Spencer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Sinnet Funeral Home, Spencer, W. Va.  Burial will be in the Otto Cemetery, Spencer.  Friends may call at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, between 2 and 9 p.m. today.

 

Lillian Rathman

Services were held Sunday in Napa, Calif., for Mrs. Lillian DOWNS RATHMAN, 78, a former Rochester resident who died Friday in that city.

Mrs. Rathman was born April 18, 1903 in Rochester and moved to California in 1958.  She was married to Fred RATHMAN, in 1958, who preceded in death.  She was a retired nurse.

Surviving are two sons, Richard E. DOWNS, O’Fallon, Ill., and William K. DOWNS, Bradenton, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Henry Wilburn

Henry WILBURN, three-day-old son of Robert and Carol TYSON WILBURN, Peru, died at 12:52 p.m. Saturday in the Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.

He was born Feb. 19, 1981.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Robert Willie [WILBURN]; the maternal grandmother, Muriel Louise TYSON, Akron, and the paternal grandmother, Gerdie WILBURN, Stanton, Ky.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Omega Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.
Tuesday, February 24, 1981

 

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Wednesday, February 25, 1981

 

Frank B. Herrell

Frank B. HERRELL, 78, Rt. 2, Argos, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Herrell was born Dec. 14, 1902 at Argos to Jesse O. and Angeline LEFFERT HERRELL.  He was married May 7, 1935 at Plymouth to Harriett BROCKUS, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Ann) TUTTLE, Argos; a son, Frank L. HERRELL, Rt. 2, Argos; fifteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, William HERRELL, Sr., Rt. 2, Argos.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Plymouth with Father Bernard J. GALIC 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.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

 

Thursday, February 26, 1981

 

Orville E. Coy

Orville E. COY, 74, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at noon Wednesday at the Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital.  He had been in ill health for several years.

Mr. Coy was born April 3, 1906 at Syracuse to William and Della MASTERS COY.  He had lived 20 years at Mentone, moving from Claypool.  He was married June 22, 1929 to Pauline ROBINSON at Warsaw.  She survives.  He was a farmer and a carpenter and had attended the Leesburg Brethren Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Orville COY, Jr., Springfield, Va.; thee daughters, Mrs. Bob (Joy) AMISS, Rt 2, Silver Lake; Mrs. Jay (Donna) WOODRUFF, Rt. 1, Claypool; and Mrs. Rex (Frances) ZIMPLEMAN, Mentone; eleven grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel DAUSMAN, Milford.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Ralph BURNS officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, February 27, 1981

 

Jacob John Meyer

Jacob John MEYER, 3, Roseburg, Ore., died Thursday morning in the Portland University Hospital of leukemia.

Jacob was born in March of 1977 to Terry and Janet JONES MEYER.  The infant was the grandson of George and Hazel JONES of Rochester.

Services will be Saturday in the Hall and Hall Funeral Home in Grants Pass, Ore.
Saturday, February 28, 1981

 

Steven E. Hightshoe

Steven E. HIGHTSHOE, 25, Peru, formerly of Denver, was killed at 7:15 p.m. in an explosion at the Olin Manufacturing Co.  Death was due to multiple head injuries.

Mr. Hightshoe was born in Peru Aug. 2, 1955 to Amel and Dorothy GIVERS HIGHTSHOE.  He had worked at Olins for two months.

Survving are his mother of Denver; his wife, Shirley BAKER HIGHTSHOE, Peru; a son, Michael Edward [HIGHTSHOE], at home; four sisters, Linda BURNS, Macy; Ann COLEMAN, Spain; Barbara MORTON, Macy; and Doris HUNTER, Denver; a grandmother, Minnie HETZNER, Denver.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at the McCain Funeral home, Denver, 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Denver Westlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.

 

Lodius I. Penrod

Lodius I. PENROD, 57, Tippecanoe, died unexpectedly at 3:20 a.m. today at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Monday, March 2, 1981

 

Lodius I. Penrod

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday for Lodius I. PENROD, 57, Tippecanoe, who died unexpectedly at 3:20 a.m. Saturday in the Plymouth Parkview Hospital, in the Grossman Funeral home in Argos.

Mrs. Penrod was born May 3, 1923 at Griffithville, Ark., to William and Lola SHORE VANCE.  She was married April 12, 1958 at Mishawaka to Raymond PENROD, who survives.  She had lived at Tippecanoe 2 1/2 years, moving from Cassopolis, Mich.  She had been the owner and operator of Lou’s Diner in Tippecanoe.  She was a member of the Tippecanoe Fireman’s Auxiliary.

Surviving with the husband are six daughters, Mrs. Carline RABEY, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Sharon HEPLER, Pennsborough, W. V.; Miss Patty PENROD, Dowagiac, Mich.; Mrs. Nancy JONES, Mrs. Susan GROSS, both of Churubusco; Mrs. Cynthia LUCAS, Crown Point; four sons, Martin WILLIAMS, Niles, Mich.; Bill WILLIAMS, Security, Colo.; Eugene WILLIAMS, Jackson, Mich., and Ronald WILLIAMS, at home; twenty-three grandchildren; a great-grandson; five sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth BRAGG, Mrs. Irene RIDEOUT, Mrs. Gladys PANKEY, all of DeSarc, Ark.; Mrs. Chloe Mae WHITE, St. Charles, Mo.; Mrs. Faunee FOLGER,Flint, Mich.; four brothers, William VANCE, Arkadelphia,Ark.; Sim VANCE, Rockford, Ill.; Henry VANCE, DeSarc, Ark.; John VANCE, Dowagiac, Mich.  A sister preceded in death.

Officiating the services will be the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD with burial at Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services.
Harrison L. Partridge

Harrison Leroy PARTRIDGE, 55, of 1620 Monroe St., died at 9:32 a.m. Sunday in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, where he had been a patient since Friday.  He had been in failing health for the last 1 1/2 years.

He was born May 28, 1925 in Newcastle Township to Earl and Faye WYNN PARTRIDGE and had lived in this area except for 15 years in Montpelier.  He married the former Florence GUYER, who survives.  He was a former employee of Indiana Metal and retired in February 1980 as manager of Gripco in Montpelier.  He was a member of the Macy Chrtistian Church, the Manitou Moose Lodge in Rochester and the Elks Lodge at Columbia City.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Diane BITNER, Indianapolis; three sons, Gary and Terry [PARTRIDGE], Bellville, Mich., and Roger [PARTRIDGE], Boulder, Col.; two grandsons; two brothers, Levoy [PARTRIDGE], Logansport, and Eli [PARTRIDGE], Indian Rocks Beach, Fa., and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of services Wednesday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Verdean R. Wiseley

Verdean R. “Jack” WISELEY, 63, Argos, died unexpectedly after suffering a heart attack at 9:25 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

Mr. Wiseley was born June 8, 1917 at Argos to George and Rosa ROOSE WISELEY.  He had lived in Argos since 1973, moving from his farm home at Rt. 1, Tippecanoe.  He was a retired farmer, and a member and former director of the Marshall County Farm Bureau.  He was married June 4, 1940 at Argos to Ola DICUS, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Carol Jean FOUT, Plymouth; a son, Dan [WISELEY], Rt. 1, Tippecanoe; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis PHILLIPS, Orlando, Fa.; a brother, Bert [WISELEY], South Bend.  A daughter and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. W. B. GAME officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, March 3, 1981 to Wednesday, March 4, 1981

 

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Thursday, March 5, 1981

 

Blanche A. Hartung

Blanche A. HARTUNG, 65, Plymouth, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday in the South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Hartung was born April 4, 1915 in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. Fred YEAZEL.  She had lived in Plymouth most of her life, moving from Rochester.  She was married Aug. 23, 1939 in Rochester to Phillip HARTUNG, who survives.  She was employed by Heart Studio and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Dave [HARTUNG], Kansas City, Mo., and Phillip [HARTUNG], Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Demus (Roberts) SCHULTZ, Plymouth; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Freda) GREEN, Talma, and Mrs. Paul (Marion) GRILE, Elkhart.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Van Gilder Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. William NANGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens at Plymouth.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

Friday, March 6, 1981

 

Lena Mae Goss

Lena Mae GOSS, 35, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 2:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been admitted Thursday.  She had been in failing health the past two years.

Mrs. Goss was born April 9, 1945 in Warsaw to LaVerne and Mildred SHAFFER LADSON.  She was married Dec. 28, 1974 in Rochester to David W. GOSS, who survives.  She had been employed by Northern Indana Public Service Co. for the past 12 years.  She was a member of the Talma Bible Church, and the United Steel Workers Union.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Beth and Brenda Lea GOSS, both at home; two sons, Glenn Steven and Brian David GOSS, both at home; her mother, Mrs. Mildred LADSON, Rt. 1, Mentone; a sister, Mrs. James (Mary) UNZICKER, Claypool; two brothers, Lynn LADSON, Roann, and Dale LADSON, Rt. 2, Rocheter.  She was preceded in death by her father.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday 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. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Sunday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Talma Bible Church or the Manitou Training Center.

 

Myron Argenbright

Myron ARGENBRIGHT, Rt. 1, Rochester, died today at 7:35 a.m. in the South Bend Memorial Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

James F. Bowell, Jr.

James F. BOWELL, Jr., 63, of 611 E. 14th St., died unexpectedly Thursday evening in Santa Anna, Calif.  Arrangements are pending.
Joseph S. Daulton

Joseph S. DAULTON, 72, Mishawaka, died at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis after an extended illness.

Mr. Daulton was born April 27, 1908 in Rochester.  He was retired from the Courier-Newsom Trucking Co.  He was married May 11, 1948 in Rochester to Thelma DAVIS, who died in 1970.  He was a member of the American Legion and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Danny (Dianna) VICENT, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Michael (Barbara) McLAUGHLIN, South Bend; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Barbara SWAIN, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Velma VIGUS, Gardena, Calif.; three brothers, Ben DAULTON, Wayne DAULTON, Dale “Dirty” DAULTON, all of Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thallemer-Goethals Funeral Home in Mishawaka with the Rev. David C. SCHRAMM officiating.  Burial will be in the South Lawn Cemetery in South Bend.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, March 7, 1981

 

James F. Bowell, Jr.

James F. BOWELL Jr., 63, of 611 E. 14th St., died unexpectedly Thursday in Santa Anna, Calif.

Mr. Bowell was born May 20, 1917 in Argos to James F. [BOWELL], Sr. and Nora WICKIZER BOWELL.  He had lived here his entire life.  He was married Aug. 5, 1942 in Rochester to Mary Jane BOWERS, who survives.  He was a retired supervisor of the Sealed Power Corp.  He was a member of the Rochester First Christian Church, the Rochester Lions Club and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dave (Mary Kay) SAYGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Michael (Sue Ann) MILLER, Osceola; a son, Robert Glen BOWELL,Tustin, Calif.; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William (Hope) SOWERS, Rochester.  A brother, Glen BOWELL, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Monday and until the hour of service Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund or the Heart Fund.

 

Myron G. Argenbright

Myron G. ARGENBRIGHT, 66, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 6:45 a.m. Friday in the South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been in failing health for 1 1/2 years.  Mr. Argenbright was born Aug. 8, 1914 in Macomb, Ill., to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon ARGENBRIGHT.  He had lived here 17 years, moving from Blandinsville, Ill.  He was married July 16, 1966 in Rochester to Charlotte MOORE, who survives.  He was a retired employee of Switches of Logansport.  He was a member of the Lake Manitou Moose Lodge and the Logansport Eagles.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Mark [ARGENBRIGHT], Rochester, and Terry [ARGENBRIGHT], Blandinsville, Ill.; a step-son, Steve MOORE, Sarasota, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Lorraine) HAGMEIER, Ft. Madison, Iowa, and Mrs. Sterling (Barbara) ADAMS, Stronghurst, Ill.; fifteen grandchildren.  An infant son and a step-daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of service Monday.


 

Mary L. Wonders

Mary Lucy WONDERS, 69, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for two years.

Mrs. Wonders was born Dec. 18, 1911 in Indianapolis to John and Hazel COVERT CAMPBELL.  She had lived here seven years, moving from Indianapolis.  She was married in 1929 to Alvin C. WONDERS, who died Feb. 21, 1963.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Charlotte) MILES, Greencastle; Mrs. Robert (Mary Margaret) JOHNSON, Whitman, W. Va.; and Mrs. Larry (Nancy) ULERY, Indianapolis; two sons, Daniel WONDERS, Rochester, and Robert WONDERS, Greencastle; twenty-four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Kay) BREWER, Martinsville; a brother, Robert CAMPBELL, Silver Spring, Md.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate the services.  Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until the hour of service Monday.

 

Monday, March 9, 1981

 

Loyd Woolington

Loyd WOOLINGTON, 87, Kewanna, died at 4:15 a.m. today in the Pulaski County Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

Mr. Woolington was born Aug. 20, 1893 in Rochester to George and Edith Alma JACKSON WOOLINGTON.  He was married May 21, 1912 in Culver to Amy Hazel MOLLENCOPF, who died Aug. 14, 1929.  He later married Ruby E. MOLLENCOPF, Dec. 11, 1930 in Twelve Mile.  She survives.  He retired in 1969 as a contractor.  He was a member and past trustee of the Kewanna United Methodist Church, was a president for two years of the Kewanna Progressive Association; and was president of the Kewanna Town Board from 1947-67.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Wilma OSBORN, Culver; Mrs.Rosetta NEWGENT, Kewanna, and Mrs. Edna AVERY, Wilshire, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie HAMMAN, Kewanna, and Mrs. Ruth HAUSER, Winamac; several nieces and nephews; three step-grandchildren; fifty-one great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and eleven great-great-grandchildren.  Three brothers, two sisters, a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with burial in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.
Richard L. Weisenburger

Richard L. WEISENBURGER, 48, Rt. 1, Kewanna (Lake Bruce) died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday in the Pulaski County Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

Mr. Weisenburger was born Feb. 1, 1933 in Indian Creek Township in Pulaski County to Leo and Marie SCHIFFER WEISENBURGER.  He was a retired farmer and forklift operator for General Tire of Logansport.  He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, and the Kewanna VFW.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.

Surviving are the mother, Rt. 1, Lake Bruce; three daughters, Mrs. Shelli WARNER, Rt. 1, Kewanna, Susan and Sheryl WEISENBURGER, both of Rt. 1, Culver; a son, Richard [WEISENBURGER], Rt. 1, Culver; six sisters, Mrs. Marjorie MITCHELL, Lake Bruce; Mrs. Jean MOORE, Plymouth; Mrs. Donna WHITE, and Mrs. Virginia WORSHAM, both of Mishawaka; Mrs. Dorothy CALLAHAN and Mrs. Betty COLGROVE, both of Winamac; a brother, Bud WEISENBURGER, Springfield, Va.; and a grandson.  Two sons and his father preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac with Father Albert REED officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and military graveside rites will be conducted by the Kewanna VFW.

 

Russell R. Hartman

Russell R. HARTMAN, 71, Rt. 4, Rochester (West Sixth Street), died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in ill health for about six months.

He was born Sept. 4, 1909 in Starke County to Arthur and Meda KINZIE HARTMAN and had resided most of his life in the Rochester community.  He was married Nov. 15, 1931 to Goldie HARTMAN, who survives.  He was retired from Sibley’s Foundry in South Bend and also had been a farmer.  He was a member of the Rochester First Assembly of God Church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia) FEECE, LaCrosse; four grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Walter (Inez) LUDWIG, Plymouth.  Three grandchildren and a brother preceded in death.

Services were to be at 3 p.m. today in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifton WILKINS officiating.  Burial was to be in the Athens Cemetery.

 

F. M. Conrad

F. M. CONRAD, 80, Belene, N.M., died at 6 a.m. Sunday in that city.

Mr. Conrad was born Nov. 6, 1900 in Cass County to R. G. and Charlotte SLIFER CONRAD.  He was married to Edith CONRAD, who survives.  He was a retired salesman.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Don CONRAD, Rt. 1, Lucerne; Dr. Joseph CONRAD, Gainesville, Fla., and Dr. Everett CONRAD, Brazil; a daughter, Mrs. Willard (Loretta) SWIGART, Logansport; fifteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Dorothy PEARISH, preceded in death.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Twelve Mile Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Bryan CLEMANS officiating.  Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton.
Shirley A. Shirk

Shirley A. SHIRK, 41, New Albany, died at 6:05 a.m. Saturday in the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

Mrs. Shirk was born Feb. 8, 1940.  She was a Kosciusko County native and was retired from Indiana University-Southeast Campus.

Surviving are the husband, Wayne SHIRK, New Albany; a son, Greg [SHIRK], New Albany; three daughters, Krista Marie and Melissa Kaye [SHIRK], New Albany, and Mrs.         Lu Waine GILLILAND, Lexington, Ky.; a brother, Lee CHAPMAN, Avilla; six sisters, Mrs. Mary KNAPP, Trenton, Neb.; Mrs. Carolee POWELL, Indianapolis; Mrs. Charlotte EASTERDAY, Fulton; Mrs. Nancy WARNER, and Mrs. Doris FISH, both of Rochester; Mrs. Donetta HOBBS, Macy, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold CHAPMAN, Rochester.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Seabrook Funeral Home in New Albany.  Graveside rites will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Whiteman Cemetery in Clinton County.

 

Tuesday, March 10, 1981 to Wednesday, March 11, 1981

 

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Thursday, March 12, 1981

 

Gwen E. Hammond

Gwen E. HAMMOND, 97, former Argos resident, died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Mrs. Hammond was born Sept. 9, 1883 at Monon to Lyman and Mary STIMSON WRIGHT.  She was married June 7, 1906 at Alexandria, Ohio, to Fred HAMMOND, who died in 1954.  She had lived at Argos 15 years, moving from Ohio.  She was a member of the Alexandria United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) ANDERSON, Argos; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth GRANDSTAFF, Alexandria, Ohio.  A daughter preceded in death.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Alexandria, Ohio.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, 6-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, March 13, 1981

 

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Saturday, March 14, 1981

 

Blanche V. Gilliland

Blanche V. GILLILAND, 80, of 1105 Elm St., died at 5:57 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in serious condition since Sunday.

Mrs. Gilliland was born Dec. 20, 1900 in Fulton County to Charles and Ellen FUGATE TAYLOR.  She had lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was married Jan. 5, 1920 in Rochester to Orville GILLILAND, who died Aug. 26, 1965.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Rebekah Lodge of Rochester and the Mt. Zion Community Club.

Surviving are two sons, Howard [GILLILAND], Kewanna, and Herbert [GILLILAND], Isanti, Minn.; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three brotheers, Floyd TAYLOR, Albany, N.Y.; Cecil TAYLOR, Mt. Sterling, Ohio, and Howard TAYLOR, Rochester,; three sisters, Mrs. Edward (Annabelle) POLLACK, Michigan City; Mrs. Ralph (Dola) CONAWAY, Michigan City, and Mrs. Wilbur (Fern) HARTER, Akron.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of service Monday.  The Rebekah Lodge will hold memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

 

Monday, March 16, 1981

 

Opal I. Hoffman

Opal I. HOFFMAN, 74, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday in the Indianapolis Methodist Hospital.

Mrs. Hoffman was born July 30, 1906 in Fulton County to George and Mary Ellen PUTMAN BURNS.  She was married Dec. 18, 1926 in Athens to Claude W. HOFFMAN, who preceded in death.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Helen) THINE, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Dean (Delores) GLASSFORD, Macy; Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) STEEL, New Paris; Mrs. Ronnie (Lynda) BUTCHER, Denver; Mrs. Roger (Carla) WILHELM, Akron; and Mrs. Tom (Jennifer) HOAGLAND, North Manchester; four sons, William [HOFFMAN], Huntington; Robert [HOFFMAN], North Manchester; Terry [HOFFMAN], Claypool; David [HOFFMAN], Denver; thirty-one grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.  Six brothers, a sister, a son and three great-grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron.
Helen Seiwert

Helen SEIWERT, 78, Martinsville, died at 3:15 a.m. today in the Heritage House, Martinsville.

She was born May 16, 1902 in Milton, Ky., to Samuel and Lucetta CHANDLER.  She was a saleswoman and a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty CARTER, Martinsville; a son, Lawrence [SEIWERT], Rochester; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Neal and Summers Funeral Home, Martinsville, with the Rev. William MARTIN officiating.  Burial will be in the New South Park, Martinsville.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and until the time of services on Wednesday.

 

Perry K. Spangler

Perry K. SPANGLER, 47, Denver, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday in the emergency room at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.

Mr. Spangler was born Aug. 14, 1933 in South Bend to Kenneth E. and Alberta BULLOCK SPANGLER.  He was married to Marilyn F. FOUTS, Jan. 10, 1953 in Denver.  She survives.  He was manager of the Olin Corp., in Peru.  He was a member of the Denver Baptist Church and its Board of Deacons; he was the church’s treasurer and a Sunday School teacher; president of the Denver Town Board and a member of the Denver volunteer fire department.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Terry CUNDIFF, Logansport, and Kay SPANGLER, at home; two sons, Stephen M. [SPANGLER], Denver, and Jeffrey A. [SPANGLER, at home; two grandchildren; two sisters, Grace SANDERSON, Peru, and Patricia COLE, Marion; a brother, Kenneth L. [SPANGLER], LaFontaine; the step-mother, Clara SPANGLER, Denver.

Services are pending at the McCain Funeral Home in Denver.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 1981

 

Perry K. Spangler

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Denver Baptist Church for Perry K. SPANGLER, 47, Denver, who died Sunday.

Officiating the services will be the Rev. Mark SPENCER with burial in the Westlawn Cemetery at Denver.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 1981

 

Nina Lowden

Services were held Saturday in Munster for Nina LOWDEN, of Schererville, who died last Thursday.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Deo LOWDEN; three daughters, Mrs. Greta THORTON, Willow Springs, Mo.; Mrs. Patricia CEDERLEAF, Palmer Lake, Colo.; and Mrs. Ruby DAWSON, Akron; a brother, Chalmer HOFFMAN, Chicago; eleven grandchildren; twenty-six great=grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond.


 

Bonnie J. Rice

Bonnie Jean RICE, 16, Hartford City, died Monday evening in an auto accident.

She was born June 11, 1964 in Hartford City to Mr. and Mrs. Darrell RICE.  Her mother, the former Berla Jean RAGER, was a former Akron resident.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, David [RICE], Hartford City; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Verl RAGER, Rt. 1, Akron; great-grandfather, Dewey MERLEY, Rt. 2, Akron; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter RICE, Hartford City; several aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fairview United Brethren Church in Hartford City with the Rev. Michael HICKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Garden of Memories near Muncie.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at Keplinger Funeral Home in Hartford City.

 

Thursday, March 19, 1981

 

Beulah F. Knight

Beulah F. KNIGHT, 81, Lafayette, died at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Lafayette Health Center.

Mrs. Knight was born Oct. 16, 1899 in Kosciusko County to John and Teresa McCLANAHAN KESSLER.  She was first married to Walter HOFFMAN in 1915, who preceded in death.  She later married Dale KNIGHT, who also prceded in death.  She attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Huntington.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Phyllis) ADAMS, Marion; two sons, Carl E. HOFFMAN, Kingsland, Texas, and Dale R. HOFFMAN, Huntingeon; twelve grandchildren; and twenty-three great-grandchildren.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Deal and Robbins Funeral Home in Huntington with the Rev. Steve ECKART officiating.  Burial will be in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Huntington.  Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Grace V. Daniels

Grace V. DANIELS, 93, formerly of Argos, died at 7:25 a.m. today in the Kingston Nursing Home in Plymouth after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Daniels was born Nov. 19, 1887 in Howard County to Benjamin and Catherine WIBEL ROTH.  She was married Dec. 24, 1910 to Elbert DANIELS, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Harold Roth [DANIELS], Peru and Robert DANIELS, Haroldsburg, Calif.; eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ester KENDALL, Marion, and Mrs. Margaret STEPHENSON, Mesa, Ariz.  A son, Chester [DANIELS], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Galveston Cemetery.  Friends may call   6-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, March 20, 1981

 

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Saturday, March 21, 1981

 

Arthur H. Tate

Arthur H. TATE, 85, Mexico, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday at his residence.

Mr. Tate was born in Peru Sept. 17, 1895 to Jacob and Almeda SAUSAMAN TATE.  He was married to Inez E. TEEL April 14, 1920 at Mexico.  She survives.  He was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church since 1907.  He taught Sunday School over 50 years and has served as trustee and treasurer of the church.  He and his father founded Tate Orchard located on U.S. 31 when he was a young boy.  He retired in 1962.  He was a member of the Indiana Horticultural Society.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Larry A. TATE, Austin, Texas; two daughters, Carol BARGERHUFF, Rt. 2, Peru, and Mrs. Dallas HARTER, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild.  A sister 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 Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCain Funeral Home or at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Monday, March 23, 1981

 

Florence E. Beeson

Services were scheduled for 1:30 o’clock this afternoon at the King Memorial Home in Mentone for Florence E. BEESON, 73, Rt. 1, Etna Green, with the Rev. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial was to be in the Harrison Center Cemetery.

Mrs. Beeson died at her home Wednesday night and the body was found Friday evening by a son.

She was born March 2, 1908 in Altoona, Pa.  She was married July 10, 1934 in Logansport to C. Fred BEESON, who died in 1977.  Mrs. Beeson was a registerd nurse and a member of the Warsaw Eastern Star.  She attended the Mentone United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Charles BEESON, Jr., Goshen; Ronald [BEESON], of Etna Green, and Don [BEESON], of Columbus; a brother, John CULBERTSON, Holidayburg, Pa.; two sisters, Freda CULBERTSON and Caturah HATCH, both oif Altoona, and seven grandchildren.

 

Tuesday, March 24, 1981

 

Todd Bull

Susan Hammel and

Bradley Clear

Two Argos children have been killed in a car-train accident near Plymouth.

Police said Todd BULL, 6, and his sister, Susan HAMMEL, 2, were killed Monday when a car driven by their mother collided with a freight train at a Conrail crossing three miles east of Plymouth.  Sheila HAMMEL, 25, was hospitalized in critical condition in Plymouth.

Also Monday, Badley CLEAR, 28, Warsaw, was killed when his car veered off a city street and struck a tree.
Samuel Burch

Samuel BURCH, 62, Indianapolis, died at 8 a.m. today at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital.  He had been ill four years.

Mr. Burch was born Jan. 28, 1919 to Don and Nona TRACEY BURCH.  He was married in 1942 to Virginia WALLACE; she survives.  He was a veteran of World War II and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and other air medals.  He was an Indiana State policeman from 1955 to 1975, retiring as a Lt. Colonel.  He was appointed by Governor Bowen as the Director of the Traffic Safety and Motor Vehicle Safety Department.  He was a member of the Nora Lions Club, and was a past president of the Monticello Optimists Club.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Dennis [BURCH], Indianapolis; seven brothers, Max, Harvey, and Voris [BURCH], all of North Manchester; Estil [BURCH], Rt. 1, Silver Lake; Byron [BURCH], Indianapolis; Gene [BURCH], Rochester; Ray [BURCH], Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Galen (Geneva) GRONINGER, Plainfield, and Mrs. Robert (Nina) DeFORD, Bethesda, Md.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Tom KENNEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

John H. Bixler

John Henry BIXLER, 94, South Bend, died at 8:20 a.m. today in the Ridgedale Nursing Home in South Bend after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Bixler was born April 19, 1886 in Fulton County and had lived in South Bend for 61 years, moving from this area.  He was married Feb. 9, 1918 to Celia BRYANT, who survives.  He was a member of the South Bend Wesleyan Church.  He was a retired Studebaker Corp. employee and had worked for J. E. Walz and the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Bryant BIXLER, Phoenix, Ariz., and Emerson [BIXLER], South Bend; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Otto BIXLER, Plymouth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in South Bend with the Rev. Joseph BOUGHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Earl Egolf, Sr.

Earl EGOLF, Sr., 78, of 510 W. Fifth St., North Manchester, died at 11:54 p.m. Monday at the Fort Wayne Parkview Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Egolf was born Dec. 7, 1902 in Denver to Charles and Cora MEANS EGOLF.  He was married to Emma Lenore PRATT May 4, 1929; she survives.  He was a retired sign painter and local artist.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Joan) TORDOFF, Huntertown, and Mrs. Victor (Doris) ZAKHI, Fort Wayne; five sons, Earl EGOLF, Jr., Las Vegas; Robert EGOLF, Tampa, Fla.; Russell EGOLF, North Manchester; Jerry EGOLF, North Manchester; Tom EGOLF, Davenport, Iowa; fourteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bender Funeral Home in North Manchester with the Rev. James OVERHOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery at North Manchester.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 25, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, March 26, 1981

 

Samuel Burch

Services for Samuel BURCH, 62, Indianapolis, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Akron United Methodist Church, rather than the Haupert Funeral Home as earlier stated.  He died early Tuesday morning.

 

Katherine L. Hoge

Katherine L. HOGE, 55, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday at her residence from an apparent coronary attack.  She had been in ill health four years.

Mrs. Hoge was born Sept. 12, 1925 in Rochester to Oliver and Fern RUSH BRYANT.  She was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  She was married May 5, 1945 in Rochester to Harold L. HOGE, who survives.  She operated the Burton Fruit and Vegetable Stand.  She was a member of the Kewanna Rebekah Lodge, the Burton United Methodist Church, and the Prill School Association.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Roland (Judith) CALVERT, Talma, and Mrs. James (Jane) PATTERSON, Rochester; four sons, Jerry HOGE, California; James HOGE, Silver Lake; Jay and Jack HOGE, bothe of Rochester; eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lester (Freda) ZELLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Donald (Donna Jean) LONG, Perrysburg, Ohio; two brothers, Audra BRYANT, Rochester, and Milo BRYANT, Louisville, Ky.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday 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 4-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Friday.

 

Fred L. Strommenger

Fred L. STROMMENGER, 84, a former Rt. 2, Argos resident, died at 6:10 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth.

Mr. Strommenger was born Sept. 23, 1896 at Elgin, Ill., to John and Lena STORM STROMMENTER.  He had lived at Argos since 1964, moving from Knox.  He was married September 1917 to Lennie OLS, who died in 1964.  He later married Iva GILMER at Argos.  He was a retired interior decorator and a member of the Plymouth Nazarene Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Jo Ann) SCHOLZ, Valparaiso; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Birdie REICHERT, Elgin, Ill.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.  Burial will be in the Round Lake Cemetery near Knox.  Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday.
Colburn S. Hardin

Colburn S. HARDIN, 67, Rt. 1, Knightstown, formerly of Kewanna, died Wednesday morning in Hancock Memorial Hospital at Greenfield after an extended illness.

He was born in Livonia, Ind., Nov. 29, 1913 to Frank and Effie HARDIN and had lived in the Knightstown area for 22 years.  He was graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree and taught for the Charles A. Beard School Corporation in southern Henry County for 17 years before retiring.  He was a veteran of World War II and attended the Friends Church in Knightstown.

Mr. Hardin was a member of the Kewanna Masonic Lodge, the Kewanna Eastern Star, the Blue River Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are the wife, Clara [HARDIN]; three daughters, Renee MARQUIS and Claudia GRUNOW, both of Greenfield, and Jean HARDIN, St. Louis; two sisters, Myrtle SILBURN, Kewanna, and Norma GONZALEZ, Kokomo; five grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a brother, Edward [HARDIN], in 1943; the father, in 1946, and the mother, in 1960.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Greene’s Funeral Home in Knightstown, where Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted.

 

Friday, March 27, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, March 28, 1981

 

Vernice M. Donaldson

Vernice M. DONALDSON, 77, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru after a 2-month illness.

She was born in Jefferson Township, Miami County, June 14, 1903 to Walter and Mary FISHER BOND.  She was married to Harold L. DONALDSON June 6, 1935 in North Manchester; he survives.

She was a member of the Mexico First Brethren Church, where she served as a deaconess and Sunday School teacher.  She was a past president of the Women’s Missionary Society of the church.  She graduated from Ashland College in Ashland, O., with a bachelor of science degree in 1924.  She was assistant cashier for the Farmers State Bank in Mexico (Peru Trust Co.) from 1924 to 1935.  She was a former director of the Miami County Farm Bureau, a lifetime member of the Dukes Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of the Jefferson Brighter Homes EHA.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Delores) HATTERY, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, and two grandsons.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the McCain Funeral Home,Denver, with the Rev. Gerald ZOOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Monday, March 30, 1981

 

Ellis Manns

Ellis MANNS, 66, Rt. 2, Macy, died at noon Sunday at his residence.

Mr. Manns was born April 27, 1914 in Kentucky to Floyd and Belle MANNS.  He had lived in this area the last 27 years, moving from Kentucky.  He was married Jan. 18, 1937 to Daisy BRADFORD at David, Ky.; she survives.  He was a retired coal miner and farmer.  He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God at Claypool.

Surviving with the wife are six daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Dortha) BAILEY, Akron; Mrs. Luther (Anne) BAILEY, Akron; Mrs. James (Mary) OVERBEY, Yellow Creek; Mrs. Frank (Ruby) KEITZER, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Lonnie (Marcella) SLONE, Warsaw, and Jenny Lynn [MANNS], at home; six sons, Ballard [MANNS], Silver Lake; George [MANNS], Burket; Lawrence [MANNS], Silver Lake; Willard [MANNS], Roann; Ed [MANNS], at home; and Dale [MANNS], Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Myrtle) CONLEY, North Manchester, and Mrs. Turner (Alice) HORNER, Franklin Furnace, Ohio; a brother, Carl MANNS, Michigan; two half-sisters, Mary MILLER and Martha MILLER, both of Ironton, Ohio; four half-brothers, Kerney, Joe, John Ed and Alford MILLER, all of Ironton, Ohio; twenty-six grandchildrn; two great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Ed SLONE officiating.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Dorothy McCallister

Dorothy McCALLISTER, 43, Peoria, Ill., died at 2:30 a.m. Friday at her residence.

Mrs. McCallister was born Dec. 22, 1937 to Kenneth and Eva ALLEN OWENS.  She moved to Peoria from Rochester 14 years ago.  She was married in Indanapolis to Charles McCALLISTER, who preceded in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Louise [McCALLISTER], Louisville, Ky., and Susan NEWTON, Hall Tuna, Iowa; a son, Jeff RANSEY, Ravina, Ohio; five grandchildren; five sixters, Mrs. Raymond (Margaret) MAY, Talma; Mrs. Thomas (Daisy) STONE, Knox; Mrs. David (Nora Lee) SMEETEN, South Bend; Mrs. James (Polly) HAINES, Gary, and Mrs. Robert (Judy) TIMBERS, Rochester; two brothers, William OWENS, North Judson, and Steve OWENS, Denv er, Colo.

Services wil be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth MARKHAM officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, east of Rochester.  Friends may call from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday.  Arrangements for a service in Peoria were hendled by the Wright-Salmon Funeral Home.
Bessie L. Robbins

Bessie L. ROBBINS, 80, formerly of Denver, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday in St.Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, Ill.

She was born May 14, 1900 in Potomac, Ill., to Harry and Lulu LYONS RIDGE.  She first married Frank BARTON in 1916.  She married Paul ROBBINS Nov. 23, 1936 in Reed City, Mich.  He died June 22, 1980.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Denver Unitd Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Lloyd BARTON, Danville, Ill., and Sam BARTON, Oakwood, Ill.; four grandchildren; and a brother, Edgar RIDGE, Pinellas Park, Fla.  Four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today.

 

Ernest T. Tucker

Ernest T. TUCKER, 72, Akron, died at 4:46 p.m. Monday in the Kosciusko Community Hospital at Warsaw.

He was born Dec. 13, 1908 in St. Elmo, Ill.  He had resided in Akron for the past 40 years.  He was married October of 1940 to Delores EASTERDAY, who survives.  He was retired from Pike Lumber Company, Akron, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Akron.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Madonna) CLEMONS, Akron; a step-son, Jack EASTERDAY, Lagro; a brother, Roy TUCKER, Akron; two sisters, Lillie HILL, Decatur, Ill., and Tess DYSON, Champaign, Ill.; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Joe CLEMONS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call after    4 p.m. on Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, April 1, 1981 to Friday, April 3, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, April 4, 1981

 

Helen A. Fishel

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Helen Alberta FISHEL, 70, of 502 Jefferson St., who died at 5:25 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn hospital after being in failing health for 8 years.

The Revs. David A. HEYWARD and Fred G. KUEBLER will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mrs. Fishel was born Oct. 14, 1910 in Rochester to Edmond R. and Minnie D. HOCHESTETLER VAWTER.  She lived in Chicago for awhile, then returned to Rochester in 1947.  She was married in Chicago in 1946 to Robert M. FISHEL, who died in 1963.  She retired in 1975 from the medical records department of Woodlawn Hospital.  She also had been employed by the late Dr. Howard ROWE.  She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star, both of Rochester.  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Irving (Alice) TARRANT, Hinsdale, Ill.; and nieces and nephews and cousins.  A sister preceded in death.


 

Monday, April 6, 1981

 

Lincoln E. Burton

Lincoln E. BURTON, 63, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the residence of his aunt in Leiters Ford.  He had been ill since October.

Mr. Burton was born Feb. 12, 1918 in Cass County to Fred A. and Lelia GAULT BURTON.  He had lived his entire life in Fulton County.  He was married Nov. 21, 1943 in Fulton County to E. Lucille ZUCK, who survives.

He was retired from the Indiana State Highway Department and from farming.  He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church; was a World War II veteran; a member of the Pinhook Grange; Kewanna I.O.O.F.; and the Kewanna American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Dr. Robert BURTON, Remington, and Wendell BURTON, Rt. 6, rochester; a daughter, Mrs. John (Luella) HILL, Manassas, Va.; three grandchildren; a brother, Don BURTON, Phoenix, Ariz; two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Aberta) EPPERSON, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Harold (Lois) Van METER, Jackson, Mich.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith SMILEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until 11 a.m.

 

Ben E. Gardner

Ben E. GARDNER, 84, Rt. 2, Argos, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the Culver Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home after a year’s illness.

Mr. Gardner was born Dec. 11, 1896 in Walkerton to Melvin and Ada ROSS GARDNER.  He was married Jan. 13, 1919 in North Liberty to Blanche SPONSELLER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Harold G. [GARDNER], Rt. 2, Argos, and Vernon [GARDNER], Rt. 2, Plymouth; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.  A sister, Clara [GARDNER], and a brother, Leo [GARDNER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. W. B. GAHM officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorial services will be conducted by the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Helen Brown

Mrs. Ted C. (Helen) BROWN of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died Friday in St. Petersburg.

She was a sister of J. Van BROWN of Rochester and Mrs. Jay A. RIGDON of Syracuse.

Services and burial were to be in St. Petersburg today.  The Rhodes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Tuesday, April 7, 1981

 

Esther Quick

Esther QUICK, 74, of Winter Garden, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died Sunday evening in the West Orange Memorial Hospital in Orlando, Fla.  She had been ill several weeks.

Mrs. Quick was born April 17, 1906 in Pittsburg, Ind., to Charles and Lida ARMSTRONG LENTNER.  She was married in March of 1935 to Robert Carl QUICK, who died June 17, 1978.  She was a memb er of the First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden, Fla.

Surviving are a step-son, Robert QUICK, Rochester; seven step-grandchildren, Mark and Joe SMITH, Mrs. George (Marilyn) DAVIS, Mrs. Sue JOHNSON, Marcia QUICK, John and Bob QUICK; eight step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Florence DAVIS, Fort Wayne; and a brother, Clarence LENTNER, Kokomo.

Services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until the hour of service.

 

Dorthea L. Pratt

Dorthea L. PRATT, 82, Twelve Mile, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday at Chase Manor Nursing Home in Logansport.

Mrs. Pratt was born in Cass County March 12, 1899 to Levi and Alice V. SNIDER MAUS.  She was married to Fred L. PRATT Jan. 29, 1921.  He died Oct. 10, 1940.  She was retired from the Vetran’s Administration in Chicago.  She was a farm owner and a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Maywood, Ill., the Ole Towne Chapter of the DOA, Cass County Genealogical Society and the Adams Township Home Extension Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie L. GOHLKE, Hudson, Ohio, and two grandchildren.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. John PATTISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Sharpsville Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, April 8, 1981

 

Ira K. Fisher

Ira Kenneth FISHER, 88, Columbia City, father of Harold FISHER of Rochester, died at 7:32 p.m. Monday in Whitley County Memorial Hospital at Columbia City, where he was admitted the day before.

He was born April 5, 1893 in ThorncreekTownship, Whitley County, to Daniel and Della HERRON FISHER.  He was married to Bessie Mable GLASS Oct. 21, 1914 in Whitley County; she survives.  He was retired from farming.

Surviving with the wife and son Harold [FISHER], are another son, A. Dale FISHER, Rt. 3, Columbia City; a daughter, Mrs. James (Lois) WOLFE, Rt. 9, Columbia City; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Crystal FISHER, Indianapolis.  Preceding in death were two brothers and two sons.

Friends may call at the DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home at Van Buren and Washington streets, Columbia City, after 2 p.m. today.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Onis TUCKER officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Matthew’s Cemetery at Columbia City.


 

Thursday, April 9, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, April 10, 1981

 

Esther Quick

Funeral services for Mrs. Esther QUICK will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman, Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Saturday and until the hour of services Sunday.  Mrs. Quick died last Sunday in Florida.

 

Dorothy E. Rylands

Dorothy E. RYLANDS, 50, Nyona Lake, died Thursday evening at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis after a five week illness.

Mrs. Rylands was born Aug. 27, 1930 in Berwyn, Ill., to Guy and Josephine BENILTZ EASTON.  She had lived six years at Nyona Lake, moving from Romeoville, Ill.  She was married July 30, 1950 in Woodstock, Ill., to William H. RYLANDS, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen A. SHERRELL, Logansport; a son, Ronald RYLANDS, Peru; a granddaughter, Jennifer SHERRELL; two grandsons, Joshua Lee and Jeremy Michael RYLANDS; a brother, Donald EASTON, Lyons, Ill.; a sister, Shirley REJSEK, Romeoville, Ill.; and her mother, Josephine EASTON, Lyons, Ill.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until the hour of service.

 

Russell McIntire

Russell McINTIRE, 84, Lake Placid, Fla., died at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lake Placid after a three month illness.

Mr. McIntire was born Jan. 24, 1897 in Henry Township to William G. and Amanda SHELLEY McINTIRE.  He had lived here his entire life.  He was married to Leah DILTS, who survives.  He was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, William [McINTIRE], Indianapois, and Eugene [McINTIRE], Ft. Mills, S.C.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Don [McINTIRE], Akron.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron Church of God with Rev. Forest CARLSON officiating.  Burial will be in Athens.  Friends may call at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday for an hour prior to the services at the church.

 

Saturday, April 11, 1981

 

[no obits]
Monday, April 13, 1981

 

Arthur W. Powell

Arthur Wade POWELL, 61, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 2 a.m. Sunday at his residence.  He had been ill for several months.

Mr. Powell was born Aug. 2, 1919 at Bryan, Ohio to James and Mary Ellen POTTS POWELL.  He had lived most of his life in the Burket area.  He was the owner of the Powell Tire Service in Burket.  He was married Oct. 24, 1946 at Indianapolis to Patricia McINTYRE, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Michael [POWELL], Claypool; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Cheryl) MUNTER, Rt. 1, Silver Lake; and two grandsons.

Services wil be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Cremation will follow the services.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. today.

 

John M. Hodson

John Michael HODSON, 25, formerly of Rt. 2, Peru, was found dead in his home Sunday morning at Camby, Minn.

He was born Aug. 20, 1955 at Peru to Roscoe and Laura ALEXANDER HODSON.  He was a 1973 graduate of North Miami High School and was a trucker for Johnson Brothers and Stein Farms at Camby.

He is survived by his parents, Rt. 2, Peru; and three sisters, Cheryl DAINE, Gilead; Susan STONER, Chili; and Lora PEGG, Mexico.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial wil be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call after     2 p.m. on Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, April 14, 1981 to Wednesday, April 15, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, April 16, 1981

 

Clarence D. Keel

Clarence D. KEEL, 65, Rt. 1, Argos, died unexpectedly at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Keel was born July 16, 1915 in Green Township of Marshall County to William and Della EDINGER KEEL.  He was married May 24, 1947 at Wabash to WilloDean MORLAN, who died Feb. 25, 1980.  He was a former employee of the Bendix Corp. of South Bend.  He had lived in the Richland Center community most of his life.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda KEEL, Rt. 4, Plymouth, and Mrs. Lynn (Marsha) LIVELY, Whittier, Calif.; two sons, Larry [KEEL], Lowell, and Jerry [KEEL], Park Ridge, Ill.; a brother, Paul [KEEL], Columbia City.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. W. B. GAHM officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of service Saturday.
Minnie M. Burton

Minnie M. BURTON, 96, of Water Haven Apartments, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

Mrs. Burton was born March 29, 1885 in Watseka, Ill., to George and Ada McNAMEE.  She had lived here two years, moving from Hoopeston, Ill.  She was married June 15, 1921 to Bryce B. BURTON, who died Nov. 7, 1943.

Surviving are a son, Bryce M. BURTON, Rochester; six grandchildren; Mrs. Susan ARNOLD and Mrs. Linda HATCH, both of Indianapolis; Mrs. Nancy CUMMINGS, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Kathy NISSON, San Francisco; Ann BURTON, Rochester; and Becky BURTON, Stockton, Calif.; and ten great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial wil be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, Ill.  Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday.  Committal services will be 2:30 p.m. EST.

 

Friday, April 17, 1981 to Saturday, April 18, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, April 20, 1981

 

Thelma M. Howell

Thelma Mae HOWELL, 49, Mexico, died at 11:33 a.m. Saturday in the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Howell was born in Union Township near Perrysburg March 22, 1932 to Orrin S. and Mary E. KING WARNER.  She was married March 25, 1953 at Perrysburg to Harold K. HOWELL, who survives.  She was a member of the Peru First Baptist Church; Rolling Mothers Bowling League of Peru; a former employee of the former Senger Dry Goods Store of Peru; and a member of the Vashti O.E.S. at Mexico.

Surviving with the husband are twin sons, Michael O. and Mitchell E. [HOWELL], both at home; two brothers, Wayne L. WARNER and Raymond E. WARNER, both of Rt. 1, Macy; a half-brother, Leores WARNER, Denver.  A half-sister preceded in death.

Services will be at the McCain Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. James HARDIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday.  Eastern Star memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
William E. Pomeroy

William E. “Sus” POMEROY, 75, Plymouth, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth after a two-year illness.

He was born Sept. 1, 1905 in Marshall County to Miles and Eva BURDEN POMEROY and had lived his lifetime in Marshall County.  He married Charlotte ROHRER Sept. 14, 1929 in Argos.  She survives.  He was retired from South Bend Bait Co. and was a member of the Plymouth Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Barbara) LEFFERT, Plymouth; a grandchild, and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Frank ZINK officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends my call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Marshall County.

 

Tuesday, April 21, 1981

 

Charles J. Holloway

Charles J. HOLLOWAY, 86, formerly of Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in his home at Mesa, Ariz.

Born in Rochester, he had lived in the Mesa area for 28 years.  He married Zella SLIFE in Rochester.  She died Nov. 17, 1974.  He was retired from the H. J. Heinz Pickle Factory in Plymouth.

Surviving are three sons, Dale E. [HOLLOWAY], Rochester; Ronald [HOLLOWAY], Plymouth, and Lowell [HOLLOWAY], Mesa; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the MelDrum Chapel in Mesa.  Burial will be in Mesa.

 

Wednesday, April 22, 1981

 

Elsie R. Wheadon

Elsie Ruth WHEADON, 81, Rt. 5, rochester, died at 10:35 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been admitted at 8:50 a.m.  She had been in failing health for six months.

Mrs. Wheadon was born to Frank and Alice HINKLE LOZIER in Bourbon Nov. 20, 1899.  She had lived in the Talma and Rochester communities for the past 34 years.  She married Clark REED Jan. 5, 1922 in Bourbon.  He died April, 1946.  She married Paul WHEADON Oct. 11, 1947 in Rochester.  He survives.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rochester.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Robert (Faye) MENSER and Mrs. William (Phyllis) MARTIN, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) HAGEN and Mrs. Volney (Lois) WHEADON, Orange, Calif.; Mrs. Paul (Jean) SMITH, Menominee, Wisc., and Marian HAAB, Milford, Ind.; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles LOZIER, Tippecanoe, and three sisters, Elizabeth HARTER and Mrs. Wendall (Kathryn) LONG, Bourbon, and Mrs. Harold (Helen) BRADBURY, Goshen.  A son, Clark REED, preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral home.
William Harmon

William “Bill” HARMON, 83, Logansport, formerly of the Twelve Mile area, died at his home at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Among the survivors are cousins in Fulton County.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fisher Funeral Home in Logansport.

 

Thursday, April 23, 1981

 

Charles M. Quackenbush

Charles M. QUACKENBUSH, 83, of 500 W. Seventh St., died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patien for 3 1/2 weeks.  He had been in failing health the past four years.

Mr. Quackenbush was born March 8, 1898 in Newberry to Mathew and Eliza SCOMP QUACKENBUSH.  He had lived here the past 30 years, moving from Newberry.  He was married April 29, 1944 in Athens to Arvilla POLLEY, who died Nov. 28, 1968.  He was later married Dec. 31, 1969 in Rochester to Vada BARTS, who survives.

He retired July 6, 1967 after 51 years with the Erie-Lackawanna Railway.  He was a member of the Rochester First Church of God.  He was the treasurer of the Prill School Association for the past 10 years.  He was a 20-year county chairman for the Fulton County Conservation Club.  He also authored a children’s book entitled “Sam.”

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dalton (Virginia) KINDIG, Mesa, Ariz.; three granddaughters, Mrs. Tom (Pamela) WHITTENDALE, Dover, Del.; Mrs. Christina LAHPI, Farmington, N.M., and Mrs. Roger (Jayne) PEACOCK, Winslow, Ariz.; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. W. H. (Dorothy) WINZENREAD, Indianapolis.  A daughter, Beth [QUACKENBUSH], four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. Sam CARLTON, C. J. MOWRER and James REFFETT 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. until the hour of service.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Prill School Restoration Fund.

 

Elsie R. Wheadon

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Elsie Ruth WHEADON, 81, Rt. 5, Rochester, who died at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate, and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery near Bourbon.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Memorials other than flowers may be in the form of contributions to the First Baptist Church of Rochester or the Heart Fund.

The Funeral Home today released the additional inormation that two sisters and five brothers preceded Mrs. Wheadon in death.
Friday, April 24, 1981

 

Thurman Azbell

Thurman AZBELL, 79, of 1607 Wallace Ave., died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, shortly after being admittd at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health the past five years.

Mr. Azbell was born March 17, 1902 near Twelve Mile to Charles and Lily GRIEST AZBELL.  He had lived in this county since 1943, moving from Tweve Mile.  He was married August 1924 in Mexico to Lova E. POLLEY, who died Airol 6, 1970.  He was retired from farming and Louderback Chevrolet.  He was a member of the Bethlehem Methodist Church near Twelve Mile.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Ruth) GREEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Janet BALLINGER, Rt. 4, Plymouth; four sons, Maurice [AZBELL], Rochester; Merrill [AZBELL], Wabash; Wendell [AZBELL], North Vernon, and Darle [AZBELL], Peru; nineteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Della APPLEGATEN and Mrs. John (Nellie) BEAN, both of Hoover; Mrs. Lehman (Pearl) WALLACE, Logansport; Mrs. Letta BERRYMAN, Peru, and Mrs. Christina ROUCH, Fulton;  three brothers, Wright [AZBELL], Logansport; Clinton [AZBELL], Peru, and Henry [AZBELL], Tucson, Ariz.  He was preceded in death by a son killed in World War II in France, a sister, and two brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until the hour of service.

 

Ruth Branstrator

Ruth FOSTER BRANSTRATOR, 82, a former Fulton County and Bradenton, Fla., resident died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home at Hope, Ind.  She had been in failing health for three years.

She was born Jan. 27, 1899 in Tiosa to William and Margaret DUDGEON FOSTER.  She had lived in Bradenton, Fla. for the past 20 years.  She was married June 12, 1919 to John BRANSTRATOR, wo preceded in death.  She was a member of the Bradenton United Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Judy CONNORS, Golita, Calif.; a son, John BRANSTRATOR, Columbus, Ind.; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Jean KENT, Fulton; Mrs. Katherine MOORE, Rochester; Mrs. Margaret KISTLER, Rochester; Mrs. Mabel DREW, Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and Mrs. Ethel KIRKPATRICK, Rochester; a brother, George FOSTER, Swannanoa, N.C.  Four brothers, Ora, Herbert, Charles and Louis [FOSTER] preceded in death.

Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. today at the Reed and Jewell Funeral Home in Columbus.  Final rites and burial will be in Bradenton, Fla.

 

Saturday, April 25, 1981

 

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Monday, April 27, 1981

 

Avis Overfield

Services will be today at 1 p.m. in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Miss Avis OVERFIELD, 78, 403 W. Ninth St., who died at noon Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks.

Miss Overfield was born April 12, 1903 in Decatur, Ill., to Dr. Warner and Hattie UPTON OVERFIELD.  She had lived here for 12 years, moving from Chicago.  Before her retirement she was a superintendent for women’s  activities for the Chicago Park Districts.  She was a graduate of the American College of Physical Education in Chicago.  She also attended Northwestern University.  She taught physical education for several years in Lafayette.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Georgia BROWN, Rochester, and Mrs. L. W. (Helen) CRANE, Attica; a nephew, Larry CRANE, Williamsport, Ind.

Officiating the services was the Rev. Sam CARLTON and burial was in the Riverside Cemetery at Attica.  The Rev. Otis COLLIER will officiate the graveside services.

 

Stanley Graul

Stanley GRAUL, 73, Rt. 5 (Tiosa), Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Nursing Home where he had been a patient two weeks.  He had been in failing health a year.

He was born Dec. 16, 1907 in Grove City, Ohio, to Charles and Elizabeth ALDER GRAUL.  He was first married March 30, 1929 to Marguerite L. QUINN, who died April 20, 1973.  He later married in Dec. 1975 to Winifred STRONG, who survives.  He was retired from the Textron Corp. in Rochester.

Surviving with the wife is a sister, Mrs. Freida FAULK, Venice, Fla.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Jean PORTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos.  Friends may call 3-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday.

 

Ralph A. Ault

Ralph A. AULT, 80, a former resident of Rt. 1, Plymouth, died at 8:15 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth following a lengthy illness.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.Tuesday, April 26, 1981
Tuesday, April 28, 1981

 

Iona Rae Wildermuth

Iona Rae WILDERMUTH, 97, Akron, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Fulton County Dec. 25, 1883 to Thomas and Nellie CARTER BLACKETOR.  She received a bachelor of Science degree in 1904 from Rochester Normal University and taught there until her marriage in 1907 to Ray WILDERMUTH, who died in 1947.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Akron Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Edith) DRISCOLL, Dublin, Ohio; two sons, Hugh and Joseph [WILDERMUTH], both of Akron; eleven grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.  A son, a brother and a grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. Myron KISSINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheetz funeral Home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday and at the church on Thursday prior to services.  Memorials may be in the form of contributions to charity.

 

Ralph A. Ault

Ralph A. AULT, 80, formerly of Rt.7, Plymouth, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth, where he had been a patient 4 years.

He was born May 26, 1900 in Fulton County to John and Mary GILCRIST AULT.  He had lived most of his life in the Culver area, moving to Plymouth in 1964.  He was married March 23, 1925 at Warsaw to Ruth WRIGHT, who preceded in death.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are six daughters, Ethel WROCKLADGE, Delphos, Ohio; Alice DILLARD, Lagro; Jean ZARTMAN, Fort Wayne; Edna BROFFORD, Akron; Nancy STILES, Argos, and Virginia EADS, Mentone; two sons, Arlon [AULT], of Tippecanoe, and Calfin RINGLE, of Akron; twenty-six grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Clarence [AULT], of Tippecanoe; Eldon [AULT], of Plymouth, and Harry [AULT], of Knox.  A daughter, Mildred [AULT], and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Cleda FAHLGREN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday until hour of services.

 

Harry S. Norman

Harry S. NORMAN, 67, Akron, died about 3:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he was a patient for a week.  He had been ill for 2 years.  He was born June 19, 1913 in Bowers, W. Va., to Calvin and Belle PUTMAN NORMAN.  He moved to Akron in 1960 from Delong.  He was married in 1936 to Martha DUNSIZER.  He was an employee of the Town of Akron and a member of the Akron First Baptist Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert [NORMAN], Dunlap, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Emmett (Nita) MESSER, Akron, and Mrs. Warren (Nancy) OUSLEY, Rt. 2, Akron; ten grandchildren; three brothers, Calvin [NORMAN], Hammond; Alfred [NORMAN[, Wheeling, W. Va., and Ralph [NORMAN], address unknown; three sisters, Garnett JARRELL, Wheeling, W. Va.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Lamoin HAND officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Thursday, April 30, 1981

 

John J. Bailey

John J. BAILEY, 14, Argos, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the home of his parents following a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 31, 1966 at LaPorte to Forrest and Delores BAILEY FISHER.  He had lived at Argos 10 years, moving from LaPorte.  He attended the Argos Community Schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Argos.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Mrs. Steven (Gail) DIMMITT, Argos; a brother, Calvin [BAILEY], at home; a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma FISHER WOLF, Knox.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist church of Argos with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2-9 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the church.

 

Ralph A. Thompson

Ralph Allen THOMPSON, 70, of 229 W. Ninth St., died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at his home.  He had been in failing health several years.

He was born Aug. 26, 1910 in Camden to Verd and Faye HUNTSINGER THOMPSON.  He had lived here since 1952, moving from Lafayette.  He was married Dec. 24, 1940 to Maxine AMBLER in Rochester.  She survives.  He was a retired auto salesman and a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge and the Rochester American Legion.  He spent four years in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Tom and Mike [THOMPSON], both of Rochester; a granddaughter, Trinity Ann THOMPSON, Seymour; a sister, Mrs. Ruby TREND, Delphi; several nieces and nephews.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday.

 

Martha Naylor

Martha BALL NAYLOR, 78, native of Leiters Ford, died March 20 at her home in Washington, D.C., friends here have been advised.  She was a 1920 graduate of Rochester high school and a niece of the late Guy SHADEL of Leiters Ford.

Mrs Naylor had lived 31 years in New York City.  She was a retired nurse and captain in the U.S. Navy and was an author, traveler and lecturer.  Her husband, Rex NAYLOR, died in 1978.  A sister, Zelda TRADER, lives in South Bend.

The daughter of Jesse and Mary SHADEL BALL, her family had resided in the Burton community northwest of here.  Burial was in St. Joseph Memorial Park at South Bend.

 

Roberta  Loveland

Roberta SWEANEY LOVELAND, 62, native of Rochester, died March 18 in South Bend after a brief illness, it has been learned here.  She had been manager of the Blackwood Apartments in that city for 20 years.

Born Feb. 15, 1919, in Rochester, she had lived in South Bend 26 years.  Her marriage was Aug. 18, 1942, to Glen LOVELAND, who survives.  Also surviving are two sons, Michael Roy, Long Beach, Cal., and Steven [LOVELAND], LaGrange.  Cremation followed.


 

Clifford Fields

Word has been received here of the death in South Bend March 11 of Clifford FIELDS, 73, former Rochester resident and 1927 RHS graduate.  A retired insurance inspector, he was born in Macy and had lived in South Bend 39 years.  His marriage was Oct. 15, 1937, in this city to Ann RAY, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth BAILEY, Richmond, and Leila COOK, South Bend; two sons, Charles [FIELDS], Stafford, Va., and Robert [FIELDS], South Bend; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Jane STRIETER, and Lois ELWOOD, both of New Albany, and a brother, Stanley [FIELDS], Florida.  Burial was in Riverview cemetery in South Bend.

 

Anita M. Wickizer

Private family services will be held for Anita M. WICKIZER, 76, San Francisco, Calif., who died Monday at her home.

She was born Dec. 13, 1904 at Argos to Frank and Nora WARNER WICKIZER.  She was a retired secretary.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Frances DOUGLAS, Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Donald WICKIZER, Shelbyville, and Merrill WICKIZER, Indianapolis.

The private services will be conducted at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery in Argos.  Arrangements were hendled by the Grossman Funeral Home of Argos.

 

Friday, May 1, 1981

 

Harry S. Gibble

Harry S. GIBBLE, 82, Mentone, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home in Rochester.

He was born Jan. 7, 1899 at Cicero, Ind., to George and Anna GIBBLE.  He had lived in Mentone since 1942.  He was married Feb. 13, 1942 to Frances NEWELL, who died in 1965.  He later married Garnet DIRCK, Nov. 14, 1970; she survives.  He was a retired truck driver.  He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church and the Mentone American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Colleen) GADSON, Warsaw; a son, Rodney [GIBBLE], Mentone; a sister, Mary KIRBY, Noblesville; a brother, Amos [GIBBLE], Nappanee; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, May 2, 1981

 

William J. Smith

William J. SMITH, 82, Akron, died at 6 p.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been ill for 6 months.

He was born Nov. 6, 1898 in Akron to Burton and Florence BURNS SMITH.  He had resided in the Akron area all his life.  He was a retired government veterinarian.  He was a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge.  Surviving are a brother, Roy [SMITH], and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiating.  Burial wil be in the Hichols Cemetery.  Friends may call after     2 p.m. Sunday.


 

Monday, May 4, 1981

 

Raymond H. Daily

Raymond H. DAILY, 73, a former Fulton resident, died Sunday, April 26, in Texas.  He had been in failing health eight months.

He was born January, 1906 at Fowler.  He resided in Mesa, Ariz., before moving to Texas last year.  He was married in 1939 to Mildred DITTMAN at Fulton.  She survives.  He was a Benton County Conservation officer before retiring.  He was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, William “Bill” DAILY, Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Delores) MAYO, Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. David (Ketheryn) DOBBS, Marquez, Texas; a brother, Hugh T. DAILY, Fowler; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude WESTWOOD, Fowler, and Marjorie WOLFE, Colfax, Ind.  Mrs. Loerene BAIRD is a cousin residing in Fulton.

Services were held last Wednesday in Texas.

 

Harold E. Kochenderfer

Harold E. KOCHENDERFER, Wichita, Kan., died at 4:20 a.m. today in St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita.

He was born July 29, 1903 in Rochester to Harley and Cora ZOLMAN KOCHENDERFER.

Surviving are the wife, Catherine [KOCHENDERFER]; a son, Harold [KOCHENDERFER], Jr., and three grandchildren, San Bernardino, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Devane FELTS; a brother, Charles [KOCHENDERFER], both of Rochester.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Wichita.

 

Tuesday, May 5, 1981

 

Shirley J. Romine

Shirley J. ROMINE, 45, Indianapolis, died Monday at Community Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born in Peru April 22, 1936 and had lived in Indianapolis since 1958.  She had been a secretary for 15 years for IUPUI’s Division of Allied Health.  She was a member of Lawrence United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

Surviving are a daughter, Deborah LEBO, Rochester; a son, Gregory ROMINE, Indianapolis; the mother, Dorothea MILLS, Peru; a sister, Judith SMITH, Akron; two brothers, Steven MILLS, Batesville, and William MILLS, of California.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Flanner-Buchanan Shadeland Mortuary, 5215 Shadeland Ave.  Graveside services will be at 2:3 p.m. Thursday in Mount Hope Cemetery at Peru.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Albert Sanders

Albert SANDERS, 95, longtime resident of Liberty Township, died 6:30 a.m. today at the Woodlawn Hospital.  Funeral rites are tentatively set Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton.
Quentin Cook

Quentin COOK, 61, Wilmington, Del., died at 3:10 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital in Wilmington.  He had been ill a year.

He was born Feb. 1, 1920 in Akron to Arthur and Maggie COOK.

Surviving are his wife, Ida [COOK]; a son, Dennis [COOK], two daughters, Maureen and Marolee [COOK]; a grandchild; two brothers in Arizona; a brother in Florida; a sister in Houston; and a sister, Mrs. Paul WHITCOMB, Rochester.

Cremation services will be conducted in Delaware.

 

Wednesday, May 6, 1981

 

William A. Sanders

William Albert SANDERS, 95, a former Liberty Township rsident, died at 6:30 a.m.Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been a resident of the Rochester Nursing Home.

He was born Sept. 3, 1885 in Miami County to Josephus and Lucy COFFING SANDERS.  He had lived here his entire life.  He was first married to Maud KOFFEL, Nov. 20, 1904; she died April 3, 1950.  He later married Emma SHAW, June of 1951; she died Oct. 19, 1970.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raye (Lala Grace) HANEY, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two grandchildren; and two great=grandchildren.  A daughter, a great-grandchild, two brothers, and  sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday until the hour of service.

 

Floyd M. Taylor

Floyd M. “Tuffy” TAYLOR, 54, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Chase Manor Nursing Home in Logansport.

He was born July 16, 1926 in Howard County to Russell and Mary M. MOON TAYLOR, who reside in Twelve Mile. He was married to Marilyn D. STUBER June 27, 1947 in Denver; she died Sept. 15, 1968.  He was a farmer, a veteran of the Navy during World War II, and a member of the Twelve Mile Masonic Lodge and the Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the parents are a son, Mickey [TAYLOR], at home; two daughters, Linda POWNALL, Rt. 1, Bunker Hill, and Lisa [TAYLOR], at home; two grandchildren; a brother, Carl E. TAYLOR, Kokomo; and two sisters, Delores CORNELL, St. Joseph, Mich., and Carolyn FARMER, Kokomo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Stephen CARTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, May 7, 1981

 

Effie M. Schickendanz

Effie M. SCHICKENDANZ, 81, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at her home north of Mexico.

She was born Feb. 17, 1900 in Huntington County to Silas and Laura RINKER STEPHENS.  She was married in 1921 to Edward SCHICKENDANZ, who preceded in death.  She moved to Mexico 23 years ago from Bunker Hill.  She was a former employee of Essex Wire in Peru and was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a daughter, Stephana PRATHER, Rt. 3, Peru; a brother, Carl STEPHENS, Staunton, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  A sister and a great-grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Allen Funeral Home in Bunker Hill with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Thomas E. Ludwig

Thomas E. “Tom” LUDWIG, 67, Rt. 1, Argos, died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Plymouth Parkview Hospital where he had been a patient a week, following a six-year illness.

He was born July 30, 1913 at Ora to Richard and Anna SMITH LUDWIG.  He had lived at Argos 25 years, moving from Plymouth.  He was a retired employee of the Eley Sawmill at Argos.  He was a member of the Plymouth Moose Lodge.  He was married May 6, 1967 at Argos to Ethel NUSBAUM, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Virginia WIREMAN, Knox; Mrs. Cora WARBLE, Goshen; and Miss Robin LUDWIG, Tippecanoe; two sons, David LUDWIG, Knox, and Thomas [LUDWIG], Columbus; five step-daughters, Mrs. Orlandria ROBERTS, Argos; Mrs. Melissa GRUBBS, Rochester; Mrs. Elaine HALL, address unknown; Mrs. Diantha BRADLEY, Tippecanoe; and Mrs. Roberta HAYNES, Zephyr Hills, Fla.; four step-sons, John BALTES, South Bend; Winifred NUSBAUM, Lubbock, Texas; Dan AULT, Argos; and John AULT, Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Katie PIKE, Plymouth; twenty-five grandchildren.  A daughter and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Randy EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the services Saturday.

 

Friday, May 8, 1981

 

Herman I, McCall

Herman I. McCALL, 75, Rt. 3, Rochester, was found dead in his home about 10:30 a.m. today.  The body was taken to the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Arrangements are pending.
Harry Cook

Harry COOK, 80, Kokomo and a summer resident of Nyona Lake, died shortly after noon at Nyona Lake Wednesday.

He was born March 30, 1901 in Macy to Marion and Catheline COOK.  He was married to Catheline F. WILSON, who survives.  He had been employed at Kingston Products in Kokomo before retiring.  He was a member of the Nyona Lake Citizens Association.

Surviving are the wife and a brother, Charles [COOK], Kalamazoo.  A sister preceded in death.

Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Eller’s Chapel in Kokomo.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.  Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Kokomo.

 

Saturday, May 9, 1981

 

Herman I, McCall

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Herman Irvin McCALL, 75, Rt.3, Rochester, who was found dead at his residence at 10:30 a.m. Friday.  He had been in ill health for three years.

The Rev. John PHILLIPS will officiate the service.  Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  There will be no visitation.

He was born Dec. 11, 1906 in Rochester to Walter J. and Lulabelle IRVIN McCALL.  He had lived in this area all his life.  He was married Dec. 25, 1928 in Rochester to Dorothy E. DENNIE, who survives.  He retired in 1970 from the Yellowstone Coach Corp. of Elkhart.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ronnie (June) BEQUIST, Massillon, Ohio, and Mrs. Robert (Pat) SCOTT, Mishawaka; two sons, Larry McCALL, Seville, Ohio, and Jay McCALL, Rt. 2, Rochester, and ten grandchildren.  A brother and sister preceded in death.

 

Monday, May 11, 1981

 

Ethel M. Hagan

Ethel M. HAGAN, 73, Water Haven Apartments, died at 12:03 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for three months.

She was born May 18, 1907 in Andigo, Wisc., to William and Nancy CRABTREE HUFF and had lived in this area for 60 years.  She was first married to Ora HOUNSHELL.  She then married Guy MILLER; he preceded in death, and she then married Otis HAGAN, who also preceded in death.  She was a retired practical nurse and a member of the Church of God in Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Freda) MILLER, Rochester; a son, F. Dee HOUNSHELL, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Omer (Ida) PIERATT, Rochester, and three brothers, Edward HUFF, Goshen; Abraham HUFF, Macy, and Charles HUFF, California.  A daughter, Flossie BROCKEY, a son, James Carl HOUNSHELL, four sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday 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 from     2-9 p.m today and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Church of God Building Fund.
Floyd F. Wildermuth

Floyd F. WILDERMUTH, 95, Rt. 1, Colfax, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday in the Milner Community Health Center at Rossville.  He had been ill six months.

He was born Jan. 30, 1886 in Fulton County to St. Clair and Sarah WILDERMUTH.  He had lived at Colfax since 1976, moving from Logansport.  He was married November of 1911 in Rochester to Cleo GROSS, who died in 1943.  He was a retired farmer and formerly attended the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Howard WILDERMUTH, Rt. 1, Colfax; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A son, and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and until the hour of service Tuesday.

 

Lora R. Mechling

Lora R. MECHLING, 88, former resident of Plymouth, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth where he had been a patient for three years.

He was born March 18, 1893 in Tippecanoe to Jacob and Elva BOWEN MECHLING and had lived in Plymouth 40 years, moving there from Argos.  He was retired from the Oliver Corp. in South Bend and [was] a member of the Jordan Baptist Church near Argos and the Plymouth Eagles Lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Louise) FISHER, Plymouth; two sons, Ray [MECHLING], Bourbon, and Wilbur [MECHLING], Plymouth; eleven grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth DINSMORE, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Gladys CARR, Argos; and Mary Hope WINENGER, Argos.  A daughter, Elnora [MECHLING], and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Arley MITCHUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Jordan Cemetery southwest of Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, May 12, 1981

 

Leah W. Kepler

Leah W. KEPLER, 81, Pleasant Lake, Ind., and a former Argos resident, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday at the Carlin Park Nursing Home at Angola following a four-month illness.

She was born May 22, 1899 in Marshall County to Samuel and Miriam MATHEWS KEPLER.  She had been employed as a house keeper and had lived at Fort Wayne and Lake James, moving to Pleasant Lake in 1977.  She was a member of the Talma United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Irene BUDD, Ashley; and a brother, R. A. KEPLER, Fort Myers, Fla.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the services Thursday.
Doris Barnhart

Doris BARNHART, 71, 419 North Huntington St., Syracuse, died at 9:10 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Nov. 14, 1909 in Oxford, Ind., and had lived in Syracuse since 1937.  She was married in January 1937 in Syracuse to Leonard BARNHART, who died in 1978.  She had been a secretary for years, lastly at Wawasee Prep School before its closing several years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Carolyn) BARNETT, Rochester; three sons, Stanley [BARNHART], Goshen; Lee [BARNHART], South Bend, and Lowell [BARNHART], Augusta, Ga.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ralph GRANLUND, Huntington.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Syracuse Church of the Brethren with the Rev. John McFARLAND officiating.  Burial will be in the Syracuse Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Harris Funeral home on Indiana 13, south of Syracuse.

 

Wednesday, May 13, 1981

 

Fran E. Baker

Fran E. BAKER, 54, Bourbon, died at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday at the Bremen Community Hospital.

She was born March 10, 1927 in Rochester to Wallace “Dick” and Susie DAVIS MORRIS.  She had lived in Bourbon since 1946, moving from Rochester.  She was married Aug. 6, 1948 to Herbert BAKER, who survives.  She was a member of the Bourbon American Legion Auxiliary and the Watsons Plate Collector Club of New Carlisle.

Surviving with the husband are her father, and three daughters, Mrs. Greg (Kandi) CRAFT, Etna Green; Mrs. Kris (Kimberly) BERGER, Bourbon; and Stacey [BAKER], at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bethel (Donna) OLINGER, and Mrs. George (Marilyn) HALTERMAN, both of Rochester; a brother, Joe [BAKER], Rochester.  Her mother and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Bourbon with the Rev. C. E. McCLARNON officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bourbon.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Bourbon EMS or the Marshall County Cancer Association.

 

Thursday, May 14, 1981

 

Asenath M. Brenton

Asenath M. BRENTON, 59, Peru, died at 5:30 a.m. today in the Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born July 10, 1921 in Logansport to Arval and Elnora MARTINDALE BEATTIE.  She married William “Budd” BRENTON Dec. 1, 1955; he survives.  She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the St. Charles Catholic Church in Peru.

Surviving with the husband are a sister, Mrs. John (Betty) WRIGHT, Peru, and a brother, Gordon BEATTIE, Rochester.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. Charles Church, Peru, with Father Matthew FAULSTICH officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Charles Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru.  The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Friday.


 

Lena P. Montgomery

Lena P. MONTGOMERY, 78, Rt. 4, Logansport, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 27, 1903 in  Fulton County to Edward and Sarah MULLINS KIMBALL.  She was married Dec. 3, 1919 at St. Joseph, Mich., to Everett MONTGOMERY, who died July 7, 1976.  She was a retired beautician.  She was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Logansport, the Logansport Moose Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are four sons, Darrell [MONTGOMERY], Kokomo; Forest [MONTGOMERY], Logansport; Junion [MONTGOMERY], Rt. 1, Macy, and Donald [MONTGOMERY], Rt. 4, Peru; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice GEYER, Peru; a brother, Lester KIMBALL, Logansport; twelve grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport with the Rev. Bruce RUSSELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Logansport Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, May 15, 1981

 

Darrell L. Keller

Darrell L. KELLER, 45, Argos, died unexpectedly at 6:10 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

He was born June 12, 1935 in Madison, Wis., to Leonard and Vernice PRESTON KELLER.  He had lived at Argos 10 years, moving from Beloit, Wis.  He was married Jan. 15, 1955 at Murphysboro, Ill., to Roberta REYNOLDS, who survives.  He had been employed by Durgom Concrete Products, Marshall County Redi-Mix and Ingwald Johnson Roofing, all of Plymouth.  He was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge of Rochester, and the Marshall County FOP.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. John (Vicki) POWELL, Culver, and Judy KELLER, Plymouth; his mother, Vernice NASH, South Beloit, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Allen (Patricia) SCOTT, Beloit, Wis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Argos United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Joseph A. Liebling

Joseph A. LIEBLING, 81, Delong, died at 1:55 a.m. today in the Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac following a sudden illness.  Funeral arrangements are pending with the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver.
Saturday, May 16, 1981

 

Joseph E. Liebling

Joseph A. LIEBLING, 81, Delong, died at 1:55 a.m. Friday in the Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac following a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 26, 1899 in Romania to Adolph and Caroline WAINBERG LIEBLING.  He had lived in the Delong area since 1940, coming there from Chicago.  He married Emma KOHLS May 20, 1930 in Chicago.  She died in 1974.  He was retired from the General Electric Corporation.

Surviving are two sisters, Bessie REINNER and Esther GOLDBERG, both of Miami, Fla.; and a brother, Frank [LIEBLING], West Palm Beach, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leipsic, Ohio, following graveside rites there at 1 p.m. Monday.  Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Ida M. Richard Carpenter

Ida M. (JOHNSON) RICHARD CARPENTER, 93, of 427 Indiana Ave., died Friday at 8:50 p.m. in South Bend Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 2 1/2 weeks.  She had been in failing health for a number of years.

She was born May 24, 1887 in rochester to Wiley and Effie DOUGLAS JOHNSON.  She lived most of her life in this area.  She first married Charles RICHARD, who preceded her in death, and then married Lester CARPENTER, who also preceded her  in death.  She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Eve) RINGLER, Pauline RICHARD, and Mrs. Charles (Olivine) COUZENS, all of South Bend; two sons, Robert “Sandy” RICHARD, Leiters, Ford, and John RICHARD, Rochester; two step-sons, Rex and Clifford, Crescent City, Fla.; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a brother, Alvin JOHNSON, Rt. 6, Rochester.  A granddaughter, brother and half-sister preceded her in death.

Services are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Glen H. Horton

Glen H. HORTON, 91, Sidell, Ill., died in a Danville, Ill., hospital on Thursday, May 7.

Services were conducted in the Sidell United Methodist Church and burial was in the Indianola Cemetery.

He was born February 1890 in Green Oak to Charles G. and Emma HICKS HORTON.  He was a retired carpenter and moved to Illinois in 1937.  In February 1944 he married Frona MILLER in Sidell.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Nina PATTERSON, Columbia City, and Mrs. James (Betty) GILLAND, Rochester; a foster-son, Clifford PUZEY, Indianola, Ill.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Clifford KING, Chicago; several grandchildren; two nieces, Mrs. Wilbur ENYART, Rochester, and Mrs. Bill BARKMAN, Mishawaka; and five nephews, Bill, Carl, Dick A., and John M. MILLER, Rochester, and Dale MILLER, Akron.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Bessie D. Anderson

Bessie D. ANDERSON, 83, of 1130 Elm St., died today in Woodlawn Hospital.

Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.

 

Monday, May 18, 1981

 

Bessie D. Anderson

Bessie D. ANDERSON, 83, of 1130 Elm St., died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital where she was admitted April 25.

She was born April 4, 1898 in Wabash County to Emanuel and Ellen CURTIS UNGER and had lived in this area for 35 years.  She married Walter HERMAN, who died, and then married Burley ANDERSON, who also preceded in death.  She was a private nurse’s aide and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Fawncella WORKMAN, Rochester, and Dorothy CLICK, Plains, Mont.; seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  A brother and four sisters preceded in death.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Joey WATT officiating.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.

 

Ida M. Richard Carpenter

Funeral services for Ida RICHARD CARPENTER were at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  The Rev. Fred KUEBLER officiated.  Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. Carpenter, 93, of 427 Indiana Ave., died at 8:50 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are three daughters, two sons, two step-sons, eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

John L. Staggs

Services for John L. STAGGS, 65, Rt. 1, Kewanna (Lake Bruce), were at 11 a.m. today in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home.  Staggs died at 11:45 p.m. Friday in his home.

He was born in Miami on July 26, 1915 to John H. and Roxie ARMSTRONG STAGGS.  On March 24, 1946, he was married to Virginia CASTER, who died Jan. 30, 1970.  On April 14, 1973, he was married to Isabel McMANUS, who survives.

He was the owner of Staggs’ General Tire for 30 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Lake Bruce Association and the Logansport Elks Lodge 66.  He was also involved with the Boy Scouts of America, the Masonic Lodege 280, the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, the Murat Temple and the Logansport Shrine Club.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 60.

Surviving with his wife are a son, John H. STAGGS, of Chicago, and a daughter, Paula POWLEN, Logansport.  A brother preceded in death.

Burial was in the Mount Hope Cemetery.  The Rev. Michael LeSAUX officiated.  Military graveside rites were given.
Ellen Miller

Ellen MILLER, 89, Akron, died at 12:47 a.m. Sunday at Dukes Hospital at Peru following a 6-month illness.

Mrs. Miller was born March 12, 1892 in Miami County to Charles and Elizabeth ZEGAFUSE FISHLEY.  She had been an Akron resident all her life.  She married Leonard MILLER in 1915; he died in 1974.  She attended the Akron church of the Brethren.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and three sisters, along with her husband, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Harold MILLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, May 19, 1981

 

Emerson D. Zimmerman

Funeral services were held Monday morning for Emerson D. “Empy” ZIMMERMAN, 78, of Bakersfield, Calif.

He was born Nov. 19, 1902 in Rochester to Leo George and Blanche SMAILES ZIMMERMAN and was a graduate of the 1921 class of Rochester High School.  He was active with many organizations in this city and with the civic theatre in the old opera house here.  He was a life member of the Fulton County Historical Society.  He was associated with Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester until 1934 when he left to establish a furniture business in Bakersfield.  Until his retirement, he was also proprietor of the Mission Inn and a quarter horse breeding ranch.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Westel (Alice) CARR, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Nedra) ZIMMERMAN, Lombard, Ill.; six grandchildren, Mrs. Tom (Nedra) WILSON, Mrs. Douglas (Christina) BAXTER and Fred CARR, all of Rochester; Bruce, Connie and Tom ZIMMERMAN, all of Lombard, Ill.; six great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Herbert, Major and James [ZIMMERMAN], all of Rochester, and Leo [ZIMMERMAN], Tinley Park, Ill.

Two wives, Helen OSBORN and Patricia HESS, and one brother, Val [ZIMMERMAN] III, preceded in death.

Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery, Bakersfield.

 

Ethel M. Miller

Ethel M. MILLER, 74, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 8:50 a.m. Monday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

She was born April 20, 1907 in Bismark, N.D., to Frank and Rose SHIVELY WINES.  She was married to C. Ed MILLER Aug. 27, 1923; he survives.  She attended the Akron church of God.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Kenny Lee MILLER, Warsaw; three daughters, Mrs. Dick (Helen) GEARHART, Winamac; Mrs. Kenneth (Isabelle) ELTZROTH, Wabash; Mrs. Wallace (Betty Mae) CLINKER, Wetmore, Mich.; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Sheetz Funeral Home at Akron with the Revs. Earl OSNES and Kenneth LEININGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 20, 1981

 

Robert E. Rigney

Robert Earl RIGNEY, 45, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for a week.  He had been in failing health for eight months.

He was born Feb. 26, 1936 near Monticello, Ky., to Oakley and Mollie DENNY RIGNEY.  His mother survives.  He had lived in this community most of his life.  On May 6, 1967 he married Joan Ellen HOLCOMB, who survives.  He was a carpenter and floor coverings installer.  He was a member of the Rochester Church of God; the Manitou Moose Lodge 1107; the VFW Manitou Post and served four years in the U.S. Army.

Surviving with his mother and wife are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Merlinda) BALMER, Rt. 2, Rochester; two sons, Darrell [RIGNEY], Norfolk, Va., and Marvin [RIGNEY], at home; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Laura) ULERICK, Rt. 7, Rochester; and three brothers, Herschel [RIGNEY], Rochester; James [RIGNEY], fulton, and Cletus [RIGNEY], Manassas, Va.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Friday.  The VFW and American Legion will give military rites.

 

Leo Chalk

Leo CHALK, 65, Rt. 5, Syracuse, died at Goshen General Hospital at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday of heart failure.  He had been in the hospital for two weeks.

He was born in Miami County Jan. 30, 1916 to Albert and Gladys WAGONER CHALK.  He was married to Ethel LAMBERT, who survives.  He was a retired truck driver for the Blue Flame bottled gas company and a member of the Milford Christian Church.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Shirley) JOHNSON, Syracuse; Mrs. Larry (Martha) ROSENBERRY, Milford, and Mrs. David (Paula) BYRNES, Korea; a son, Harley [CHALK], Milford; a step-son, Larry SULT, North Webster; three sisters, Mrs. Loyd (Mary Jo) WOODS, Rochester; Mrs. Wanda BROWN, Converse, and Mrs. Bessie CARTWRIGHT, Akron; and a brother, Marvin [CHALK], Mishawaka.

Services will be at the Milford Christian Church at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Carl SHEARER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery near Athens.  Friends may call at the Titus Funeral Home in Warsaw from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and at the church for an hour before services.

 

Thursday, May 21, 1981

 

Hazel Middleton Flodin

Hazel (STRONG) MIDDLETON FLODIN, 76, Seminole, Fla., died May 15 at Seminole.  She was born Oct. 10, 1904 in Akron to the late Vivian STRONG and Lula DOLMATCH SWICK.  Her first marriage was to Rex MIDDLETON, who died in 1963.  Her second marriage was to Tage FLODIN, who survives.

Surviving are the mother, of Fort Wayne; the husband; a son, Darrell [MIDDLETON], North Brook, Ill.; a brother, John STRONG, Chicago; and a sister, Mrs. Jime (Irene) IZARD, Stockton, Cal.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Akron Cemetery.  Arrangements are in charge of the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron.


 

Adolph Thein

Adolph THEIN, 73, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at his home at 6 a.m. today.

He was born Oct. 20, 1907 in Austria to Joseph and Josephine HOERL THEIN.  He was married to Charlotte F. FYFIELD July 28, 1958 in Ottumwa, Iowa; she survives.  He was a retired machinist at Bolen’s Products in Port Washington, Wis.  He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ and Machinists Union 1430.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jerome [THEIN], of Juneau, Wis., and Roger [THEIN], of Saulkville, Wash.; two daughters, Jacqueline HEIDENRICH, Kewanna, and Gwendolyn FREIER, Port Washington, Wis.; three step-sons, Arthur KUPKE, Westville; Carl LINDQUIST, Berkley Heights, N.J.; and Donald LINDQUIST, Port Washington, Wis.; a step-daughter, Arlene KUPKE, Oshkosh, Wis.; nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Private memorial services will be conducted after cremation.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kewanna Church of Christ.  The Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna is in charge of arrangements.

 

Friday, May 22, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, May 23, 1981

 

Adolph Thein

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kewanna Church of Christ for Adolph THEIN, 73, Kewanna, who died Thursday at 6 a.m. at his residence.  The Rev. Neil MILLIMAN will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the Kewanna Church of Christ.

Surviving with his wife, the former Charlotte F. FIFIELD, are four children.

 

Monday, May 25, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Tuesday, May 26, 1981

 

Agnes W. Wilson

Agnes W. WILSON, 87, of 5724 N. Keytone, Indianapolis died at Indianapolis Community Hospital at 9:20 p.m. Sunday.

She was born Dec. 14, 1893 in Union Township of Fulton County to John F. and Emma R. CARTER WILSON.  She was a retired statistician with the U. S. Agriculture Department in Washington, D.C.

Surviving are a sister, Anna MARTIN, Winterhaven, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Gene PERSONETTE officiating.  Burial was to be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Heart Fund.
Jerry Lee Paxton

Jerry Lee PAXTON died at 12:58 p.m. Saturday in the Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital after being born at 2:34 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Parents are Donald and Deborah FENSTERMACHER PAXTON of 430 1/2 Main St., Rochester.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Jason [PAXTON], at home; maternal grandmother, Joyce SPARKS, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard PAXTON, Four Seasons; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond FENSTERMACHER, Rochester; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David BLADE, Hammond.

Graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Athens Cemetery with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Foster & Good Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, May 28, 1981

 

Tammy Pitcher,

Robert Tunis and

Jacqueline Shidler

A northern Indiana collision claimed the lives of three Pulaski County teenagers, boosting the Indiana traffic toll to 391, compared to 405 on this date a year ago.

State police said Tammy PITCHER, 17, and Robert TUNIS, 17, both of Winamac, and Jacqueline SHIDLER, 16, of Star City, were killed Wednesday when their car plowed into a tractor trailer truck on a Pulaski County road.

The teenagers’ car failed to yield the right of way at an intersection near Star City and struck the trailer, officials said.

The driver of the truck, Terry YATES, 27, of Rochester, was not injured.

 

Friday, May 29, 1981

 

Irene Frank

Irene F. FRANK, 78, Leiters Ford, died at 10:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Curt COBY, in Culver.  Arrengements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Saturday, May 30, 1981

 

Irene F. Frank

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Irene Frances FRANK, 78, Leiters Ford, who died unexpectedly at 10:30 a.m. Friday at her daughter’s residence in Culver.  She had been in failing health 18 months.

She was born Jan. 25, 1903 in Chicago to Edward and Mary O’MALLEY.  She had lived in Leiters Ford since 1957, coming from Valparaiso.  She was married Sept. 27, 1920 in Black Oak to Ernest Carl FRANK, who survives.  She was a member of the Gary Presbyterian Church, Leiters Ford Rebekah Lodge and the Fulton County Historical Society.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Roberta SHAFFER, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Curt (Marilyn) COBY, Culver; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Officiating the services will be the Rev. Alva C. WARD, with burial in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Sunday.  The Kewanna Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 o’clock tonight.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Fulton County Historical Society.

 

Dale B. Johnston

Dale B. JOHNSTON, 59, of 711 E. Ninth St., died at 5:48 p.m. Friday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He had been ill for several weeks.

He was born Dec. 26, 1921 in Peru to Byron and Cletus Fontella STENGEL JOHNSTON.  He had lived here for 14 years coming from Gary.  He was a retired former employee of Rochester Homes.  He was married to Sadonna STEELE CHAMBERS, who survives.  He belonged to the American Legion Post 36 and served in the Army during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, Darlene HERSON, and a step-grandson, Marc HERSON, both of Tucson, Ariz.  A brother preceded him in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, June 1, 1981

 

George D. Mackey

George David MACKEY, 80, Chicago, died Sunday evening at the Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

He was born June 21, 1900 in Butler, Pa., to Laurence and Rose MACKEY.  He had lived in Chicago since 1953, moving from Rochester.  He came to Rochester in 1935 as an elephant trainer with the Alan King and Cole Brothers Circus.  He was a retired employee of the Stewart-Warner Corp., and was a veteran of World War II.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  There will be no calling hours.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home of Rochester is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret F. Turnpaugh

Margaret F. TURNPAUGH, 62, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at her residence.

She was born Aug. 26, 1918 in Chicago to Everett and Mary MERRITT TUCKER.  She was married Jan. 9, 1937 to Maurice J. TURNPAUGH, who survives.  She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Eagles, Nyona Fish and Game Association and the Nyona Civic Association.

Surviving with the husband are six sons, Conrad L. [TURNPAUGH], Center; Welden L. [TURNPAUGH], Macy; Richard L. [TURNPAUGH], Muncie; Thomas K. [TURNPAUGH], Macy; Ronald G. [TURNPAUGH], Kokomo; and Maurice L. [TURNPAUGH], Kokomo; three daughters, Mrs. Merry Kay DUCHATEAU, Kokomo; Mrs. Carla A. LOVELAND, Rochester; and Miss Norma J. TURNPAUGH, Bloomington, Ind.; two brothers, Everett [TUCKER], Kokomo, and Merritt [TUCKER], Greenwood; a sister, Phyllis McGUIRE, Kokomo; twenty-six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.  Her parents preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Ellers Chapel in Kokomo with the Rev. Phil CONNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens in Kokomo.  Women of the Moose will conduct services at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and        6-9 p.m.

 

Donna M. Smith

Donna M. SMITH, 72, Rt. 4, Rochester, died Saturday at 5:20 p.m. in her home.

She was born Oct. 31, 1908, in Wayne Township to Ezra and Lulu BRUCE RANS.  She was a lifelong resident of this area.  She married George W. SMITH on June 30, 1932.  He died May 25, 1970.  She was co-owner of Ricci’s Liquor Store in Logansport and a member of the Kewanna Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Martha Lee SMITH, Rt. 4, Rochester; Joann HOFFMAN, Rt. 4, Rochester; and Janet Sue ARNOLD, Logansport; two step-brothers, Everett RANS, South Bend, and Edgar RANS, Vandervoort, Ark.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Steve GLADDING officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, June 2, 1981

 

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Wednesday, June 3, 1981

 

Elnora Lessing

Elnora LESSING, 73, Rt. 3, (Richland Center), Rochester, died unexpectedly at 1:15 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
John N. Strube

John N. STRUBE, 71, Rt. 6, Rochester, died of cancer at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence following several years’ illness.

He was born Sept. 13, 1909 in Napoleon, Ohio to Gustavus and Jesse STOWE STRUBE.  He lived in this area 32 years, coming here from Fort Wayne.  He married Dierdre M. SHAFF Dec. 9, 1950, at Nyona Lake.  She survives.  He was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday until time of service.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

William G. Haley

William Gregory HALEY, 20, Rangely, Colo., is missing and presumed dead after diving from a canyon wall into Lake Powell in San Juan County in Utah and not reappearing.  The incident occurred May 25 and was witnessed by Macy youth Danny FISHER.  Haley was a former Denver resident.

He was born Aug. 12, 1960 at Grissom Air Force Base to William J. and Sandra NEELY HALEY, Denver.  He moved to Colorado last August and was employed by the B. C. Well Service, Inc.  He was a member of the Denver Baptist Church and a 1979 graduate of North Miami High School.

Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Teresa HALEY, Fort Wayne, and Tamara [HALEY], Perrysburg; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burt NEELY, Christianburg, Va.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. HALEY, Port Richey, Fla.; the maternal great-grandmother, Lottie CAMPBELL, Hinton, W. Va.; and a nephew, Brandon HALEY, Perrysburg.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Denver Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  The family requests that donations be made to the William Gregory Haley Wildlife Memorial Fund in care of the Wabash Valley Bank and Trust, Denver.

 

James R. Krise

James R. KRISE, 70, Macy, died at 5:15 a.m. today in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born Oct. 6, 1910 in Howard County to Bert C. and Clorus BEARD KRISE.  He married Gloria FOUST July 1, 1944.  She survives.  He retired from the Kokomo Water Works in 1967 and was a former deputy sheriff of Howard County.  He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers and the Nyona Lake Civic Association.

Surviving are two sons, Jack [KRISE], Kokomo, and Fred [KRISE], Russiaville; a daughter, Connie Sue BITNER, Kokomo; two brothers, David [KRISE], Macy, and Joe [KRISE], Oakford; two sisters, Mrs. Edith KRODDY, Madison; and Mrs. Bessie DAIM, Kokomo; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded him in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Fenn Funeral Home, Kokomo, with the Rev. Charles COOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Albright Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, June 4, 1981

 

Elnora Lessing

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Elnora LESSING, 73, Rt. 3 (Richland Center) Rochester, who died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

She was born Aug. 28, 1907 in Richland Center to Jeremiah and Minerva SHOCK OVERMYER.  She was a lifetime resident of Richland Center.  She married Robert F. LESSING in Chicago in 1923.  He survives.  She was a member of the Rochester White Shrine, Argos United Methodist church, Plymouth Order of the Eastern Star, and a Past Worthy Matron of the Argos Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are three sons, Calvin [LESSING], Los Alton, Cali.; Robert T. [LESSING], at home; and Richard [LESSING], Spencerville; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Officiating the service will be the Revs. Rick LESSING (a grandson), and Richard LEWKE.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Friday.  Plymouth Order of the Eastern Star memorial services will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Christopher Michael Sowder

Christopher Michael SOWDER was born Tuesday and died Wednesday in Driscoll Childrens Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texass.

He was born in Spohn Hospital, Corpus Christi, to Rich and Jill WESTWOOD SOWDER, Portland, Texas.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Craig Michael [SOWDER], 19 months; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Randall WESTWOOD, Rochester; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Keith SOWDER, Bloomington.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in Harrodsburg, Ind.  The Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Friday, June 5, 1981

 

Elsie B. McGriff

Mrs. Elsie B. McGRIFF, 85, Argos, died at 12:56 p.m. Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness.

She was born May 23, 1896 in Argos to Noah and Eudora BAKER STAYTON.  She married Parker McGRIFF Oct. 21, 1914 in Argos.  He died June 8, 1980.  she lived most of her life in the Argos area.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marcella SCHMELTZ, Bellville, Mich., and Mrs. Rosemary MONTAGUE, Bourbon; four sons, Paul, Robert and Raymond [McGRIFF], Argos, and James [McGRIFF], Fort Myers, Fla.; twenty-one grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard TRACY officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. until the hour of service Sunday.
Sybil A. Hill

Mrs. Sybil Adalide HILL, 68, of 419 Pontiac St., died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been admitted the previous evening.  She had been in ill health for seven months.

She was born Feb. 28, 1913 in Auckland, New Zealand to Fred and Maggie SCOBIE.  She had lived in Rochester for 37 years, coming here from Auckland.  She married Byron C. HILL, who survives.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sharon IACOVELLI, Rochester; two sons, Melvin HILL, Rochester, and Ray TURNER, Rochester; four grandchildren, Heather, Staci and Toni IACOVELLI, Rochester, and Wendy HILL, Texas.  A brother and her parents preceded her in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday 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 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today, and Saturday until the hour of service.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  The family requests that flowers be omitted.

 

Saturday, June 6, 1981

 

Steven M. Holmes

A semi-rig driver from Chicago died from injuries suffered in a fiery crash on U.S. 31 south of Indiana 110 Friday at 12:15 p.m.

The man, Steven M. HOLMES, 24, was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodlawn Hospital by Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD at 12:52 p.m.

The cause of death was not officially determined, but a contributing factor of second and third degree burns over 80 percent of his body was called a determining factor.  An autopsy was to be performed today at Peru Dukes Hospital.

The accident occurred when the semi collided with the rear of an Indiana State Highway flatbed truck that was the last in a convoy of trucks painting road stripes.  Both vehicles were northbound.

The state truck, driven by Daryl TERRY, 24, Valparaiso, was carrying several 55-gallon drums of road paint and the two vehicles exloded into flames on impact, according to an unidentified eyewitness.

Terry suffered second and third degree burns over his arms, face, chest and legs and is listed in critical condition in Fort Wayne St. Joseph’s Hospital Burn Center after being transferred from Woodlawn.

The eyewitness stated that he was about a quarter-mile behind the two vehicles when the accident occurred.

“The whole thing just exploded into a ball of flame after the two collided,” said the witness.  “The highway man crawled out a window in his truck and I don’t know how the other guy (Holmes) got out of his rig.”

According to the police report, the State truck was equipped with a sign indicating for motorists to drive in the passing lane.

The semi was hauling metal pylons and both vehicles were pushed completely off the east side of the road from the impact.

The paint, which was strewn over the driving lane, was burning on police arrival and several drums of the paint remained burning for some time.

Both vehicles were destroyed by the fire, with the cab of the semi being almost melted down by the intensity of the fire.

Investigating the accident were John DUNN and Kenneth BAKER of the Indiana State


Police and three unite from the Fulton County Police Department.

Rochester firemen were called to the scene and remained there until 2 p.m.  They made one return to the site later in the afternoon to extinguish burning tires.

The accident marks the first fatality in Fulton County in 1981.

 

Monday, June 8, 1981

 

Lyman M. Mollenhour

Lyman M. MOLLENHOUR, 68, 111 N. Tucker St., Mentone, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.  He had been ill 10 months, resulting from a fall last August.

He was born Jan. 24, 1913 at Akron to George and Vera HARDESTY MOLLENHOUR.  He had lived all his life in this area.  He was married to Jeannette F. BAILEY in 1937;  she survives.  He was the retired owner of the Deluxe Cleaners at Mentone and also was retired from the Orthopedic Equipment Co. at Bourbon.  He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church; he was a Mason and a Past Master of the Mentone Masonic Lodge; he was a Past Patron of Mentone Order of the Eastern Star; a Mentone volunteer fireman for 37 years and fire chief for 17 years; he was the 1980 Kosciusko County Fireman of the Year; and was a vice president of the Kosciusko County Firemen’s Association.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. James (Janice) FELIX, Anderson, and Mrs. JoAnn ROBINSON, Elkhart; three grandchildren; a step-mother, Mrs. Helen MOLLENHOUR, Fort Wayne; a brother, George E. [MOLLENHOUR], Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. Helen ELLIS, Warsaw, and Mrs. Martin (Marge) ROOY, Fort Wayne.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and a Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today.

 

Hazel D. Swanson

Hazel D. SWANSON, 76, Twelve Mile, died at 5 a.m. Sunday in her home.

She was born Sept. 8, 1904 in Twelve Mile to Ira and Mary Amanda DAWSON SLIFER.  She married Clarence A. SWANSON Feb. 14, 1926.  He survives.  She was a lifelong resident of Twelve Mile.  She worked in the Twelve Mile telephone office and was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church and the Adams Township Home Extension Club.

Surviving are a son, Roger C. [SWANSON], Twelve Mile; three sisters, Ethel PETTIT, Tampa, Fla.; Marjorie POWELL, Logansport, and Mildred SLIFER, Marion; a brother, Arthur SLIFER, Seattle,Wash.; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. John PATTISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Glenn Hill

Glenn HILL, 92, formerly of Cass County, died at 7:35 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Feb. 26, 1889 in Cass County to Virgil and Mary BERKSHIRE POWELL.  She was a member of the Metea Baptist Church.  She was married to Harry HILL Feb. 11, 1908 at Metea.  He died Oct. 10, 1954.

Surviving are a son, Bob [HILL], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma SNYDER, Rt. 1, Lucerne; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Fisher Funeral Home in Logansport with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON and Dr. Bryan CLEMANS officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, June 9, 1981

 

William H. Brinkroeger

William H. BRINKROEGER, 65, died unexpectedly Monday morning at 8 o’clock in his home at 6255 East Rose Circle drive, Scottsdale, Ariz.  Death was due to a heart attack.

Born Nov. 7, 1915, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of William and Pauline BRINKROEGER.  His marriage was March 29, 1941, in Rochester to June OVERMYER of this city, who survives.  An Arizone resident since 1956, he previously had resided in Fort Wayne and Detroit.  Mr. Brinkroeger had been manager of electrical supply businesses and for the past 16 years, until his retirement in 1978, was employed in the materiel department of Air Research in Phoenix, Ariz.

Surviving besides the wife, are a brother-in-law, Jack K. OVERMYER of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Paul [BRINKROEGER], preceded in death.

Memorial services will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Valley Presbyterian church of Scottsdale.  Cremation will follow.  The family requests donations be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Murray Maudlin

Murray MAUDLIN, 66, Monticello, died early today in White County Memorial Hospital, Monticello, following a nine-month illness.

He was born Jan. 20, 1915 in Fulton County to Ray and Vallie MURRAY MAUDLIN.  He married Delma WYNN June 9, 1938.  she survives.  He was a graduate of Grass Creek High School and was an electrical contractor in the Monticello area for 36 years.  He also was a retired maintenance man for traffic lights for the state highway in White and Carroll Counties.  He was a 35-year member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Monticello and was a former trustee of the Riverview Cemetery Association.

Surviving are two sons, Joe [MAUDLIN], Monticello, and Gene [MAUDLIN], Lake Oswego, Ore.; four grandchildren; and a brother, Merrill [MAUDLIN], Silver city, N.M.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Miller-Voorhis Funeral Home, Monticello,with the Rev. Richard McQUINN officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Monticello.  I.O.O.F. Lodge memorial services will be Thursday at 8 p.m.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  The family asks that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Robert Widmeyer

Robert WIDMEYER, 59, Rt. 5, Wabash, died at 6:10 a.m. at Wabash County Hospital.  He was a summertime resident of Lake Manitou.

He was born Feb. 27, 1922 to Aden and Myrtle PALMER WIDMEYER.  He was married Oct. 20, 1972 in Indianapolis to Phyllis KREAMER, who survives.  He owned the Bob WIDMEYER siding Co., in Wabash for 30 years.  He was a member of the Southside EvangelicalUnited Methodist Church; he was an Elks and Moose member of the Wabash County lodges and the Wabash FOP, and the National Home Remodelers Association.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Bobby [WIDMEYER], Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Steven (Bonnie) COLSON, Tipton, and Mrs. William (Barbara) BISHOP, Cincinnati; two step-sons, Jerry KREAMER, Plainfield, and Verl KREAMER, Kewanna; three brothers, Carl [WIDMEYER], Port Charlotte, Fla. Kenneth [WIDMEYER], Elwood, and Richard [WIDMEYER], Elwood; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Maxine) COFFIN, Wabash; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Eddingfield Mortuary with the Rev. Harold JOYCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Matlock Cemetery in Wabash.  Friends may call after    2 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, June 10, 1981

 

Floy Dawald

Floy DAWALD, 76, Mexico, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born Sept. 11, 1904 in Roann to Benton and Samantha BOBBLITT GRAY.  She had lived in Roann for 14 years.  She married George DAWALD Sr., June 28, 1924.  He survives.  She was a member of the First Brethren Church in Roann.

Surviving are two sons, George [DAWALD], Jr., Roann, and Richard [DAWALD], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Marigold) LOWE, Twelve Mile; a sister, Treva KUCH, Peru; and ten grandchildren.  A son, four sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grandstaff Funeral Home, Roann, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Ethel P. Fingerle

Ethel P. FINGERLE, 83, formerly of Rochester, died at 8:30 a.m. today in the Rolling Hills Convalescent Center, Anderson.

Arrangements are pending at the Cornell-Bright Funeral Home, Pendleton.
Thursday, June 11, 1981

 

Ethel P. Fingerle

Ethel P. FINGERLE, 83, a former Rochester resident, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Rolling Hills Convalescent Center in Anderson.  She had been in failing health for a number of years.

She was born Feb. 19, 1898 in Girard, Ill., to William and Ida FRANTZ PATRICK.  She had resided in the Rochester area for 15 years before moving to Anderson.  She was married to Henry FINGERLE, who died in 1967.  She was formerly employed by the former Fulton County Home on Indiana 25, and was employed by General Tire of Wabash.  She was a member of the German Baptist Dunakard Church near Lapel.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Doc (Evelyn) MILLER, and Mrs. Ida PRICE, both of Rochester, and Mrs. James (Dorthy) MILLER, Wabash; three sons, Jess [FINGERLE], Danielson, Conn., Elbert [FINGERLE], Wabash, and Ray [FINGERLE], Bloomington, Ill.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clara BRUBAKER, Modesto, Calif., and Mrs. Alma FLORA, Bradenton, Fla.; a brother, Edward [PATRICK], Bringhurst, Ind.  A sister, a brother, a half-sister and four half-brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bright Funeral Home in Pendleton with Elder Herman SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery at 4 p.m. Saturday.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Friday.  Local arrangements are handled by the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Friday, June 12, 1981

 

Rex Peter

Rex PETER, 56, Rt. 2, Silver Lake, died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday at the Whitley County Hospital in Columbia City after suffering an apparent heart attack.  He was a brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler CONLEY of Rochester.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Miller Funeral Home in South Whitley.

 

Saturday, June 13, 1981

 

Patricia L. Parker

Patricia L. PARKER, 57, North Manchester, died Friday at 1:10 p.m. in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a three-weerk illness.

She was born Dec. 29, 1923 in Indianapolis to David E. and Maude Elsie KEEVER TROUTMAN.  She had lived in North Manchester 10 years, coming there from Akron.  She married Philip J. PARKER Sept. 26, 1942.  He survives.  She was a retired schoolteacher of 20 years, teaching 12 years in North Manchester schools and also teching at Talma, Burket, Akron and Gilead.  She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, North Manchester, Manchester Teachers Association, College Women’s Association, College Women’s Club, Akron Amicus Club, Akron Euchre Club and Sigma Eta Sorority.

Surviving are a son, David A. [PARKER], Muncie, a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Sandy) DENTON, Rochester, and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bender funeral Home, North Manchester with the Revs. Harold  L. LEININGER and Paul BORG officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.


 

Monday, June 15, 1981

 

Ruby E. Davis

Ruby Evadine DAVIS, 71, Argos, died unexpectedly at 2:35 p.m.Sunday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient three days.

She was born July 18, 1909 at Walnut to Clayton and Luella ALDERFER FLETCHER.  She had lived most of her life in the Argos Community.  She was married April 17, 1934 at Argos to John Edward DAVIS, who survives.  She was a member of the Argos Wesleyan Church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Carol PRICE, Halberton, Mont.; a son, Gene DAVIS, Argos; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth DURKES and Mrs. Erma O’DELL, bothe of Rochester; and Mrs. June POLLEY, Macy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert  VanHAITSMA officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday.

 

Barbara J. Wentz

Barbara J. WENTZ, 73, formerly of 530 S. Market St., Winamac, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday in Pulaski County Memorial Hospital in Winamac.  She had been in failing health for seven years.

She was born Jan. 28, 1908 in Winamac to Paul and Maude DILTS BURKEY and had lived in Winamac for 25 years, moving there from Knox.  She formerly was a waittess, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winamac.

Surviving are two daughters, Marcella HAUSER and Carol Sue FUGATE, both of Knox; five sons, Harold and Billy [WENTZ], both of Clearwater, Fla.; Donald [WENTZ], Burbank, Ill.; Norman [WENTZ], Knox, and George [WENTZ], Macy; twenty-two grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude WHIPPLE, Star City.  A granddaughter and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Frain Mortuary at Winamac with the Rev. John SARGENT officiating.  Cremation will follow.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Wanda Kehoe

Wanda KEHOE, 53, Warsaw, died at 4:40 a.m. today in the Kosciusko Community Hospital where she had been a patient since May 27.  She had been in failing health for a year with cancer.

She was born April 8, 1928 in Atwood to Lawrence and Dorothy WEISS HUDSON and had lived in the Kosciusko community all her life.  She married Richard KEHOE Sr., July 2, 1954.  He survives.  She was a housewife and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw.

Surviving are her husband; her parents of Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Dane (Sheila) LANE, Claypool, and Mrs. Gary (Sherri) STUTZMAN, Warsaw; two sons, Richard [KEHOE], Jr., Rochester, and Kerry [KEHOE], at home; five grandchildren, and a brother, Gilford HUDSON, Florida.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the McHatton-Wyman Funeral Home, Warsaw.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call from 2-4 and       7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home
Tuesday, June 16, 1981 to Thursday, June 18, 1981

 

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Friday, June 19, 1981

 

Floyd Simpson

Floyd SIMPSON, 56, Wabash, died Thursday at 7:34 a.m. in the V.A. Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born July 17, 1924 in Peru to Clarence Levi and Sarah Jane COINER SIMPSON.  He had lived most of his life in the Wabash area.  He married Barbara RICHWINE March 13, 1951  in Huntington.  She survives.  He was retired from General Tire and Rubber Co., Wabash, and had owned the Simpson Termite Control Co., Rochester.  He was a member of the Wabash Christian Church and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Steve SIMPSON, Wabash, and Tom SIMPSON, Texas; a daughter, Chris MARTIN, Wabash; three sisters, Mrs. Chester (Bess) DEATON, Bellefontain, Ohio; Mrs. Richard (Alice) THOMAS, Wabash, and Mrs. Paul (Rosanna) FRANCE, Wabash; two brothers, Richard SIMPSON, Sr., Wabash, and Robert SIMPSON, Wabash, and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grandstaff-Hoover-Miner Funeral Home, Wabash, with Dr. David CARTWRIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, June 20, 1981

 

Donald W. Morris

Donald Wayne MORRIS, 58, 1526 Wallace Ave., died at 12:10 p.m. Friday in the Veterans Hospital at Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for five days.  He had been in failing health for two years.

He was born May 11, 1923 in Plymouth to Charles and Luella SYKES MORRIS.  He had lived here for 30 years, moving from Plymouth.  He was married March 10, 1951 in Battle Creek, Mich., to Helen R. WILLARD, who survives.  He was an electrician at Logansport State Hospital and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Earl (Maxine) GALL, Leesburg; three brothers, Dale MORRIS and Robert MORRIS, both of Plymouth, and Richard MORRIS, address unknown; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Monday, June 22, 1981

 

Elsie E. Tilden

Elsie E. TILDEN, 59, Cassopolis, Mich., died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Walters Hospital, Michigan City, following a brief illness.

She was born June 11, 1922 in Michigan City.  She married James W. TILDEN, Nov. 13, 1946, in Michigan City.  He survives.

Surviving are two sons, Roger [TILDEN], Michigan City, and Dennis [TILDEN], Cassopolis; two daughters, Mrs. Darrell (Nancy) HATCHEL, LaPorte, and Mrs. Donn (Annette) KALE, Rochester; three brothers, Louis KEEN, LaPorte, Walter KEEN, LaPorte, and Chester KEEN, Michigan City; a sister, Mrs. Loraine STRANGIO, Michigan City; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Carlisle Funeral Home, Michigan City, with the Rev. Albert ZIMMERMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Swan Lake Memorial Garden, Michigan City.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today, and Tuesday until the hour of service.

 

Nellie Laughunn

Nellie LAUGHUNN, 86, of 824 Franklin St., died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born March 3, 1895 in Kenesee, Ky., to Bud and Kate (RUDOLPH) HAYNES.  She had lived here 10 years coming from South Bend.  She was married to Charles LAUGHUNN who died in 1962.

Surviving is a cousin, Claude H. HARRELL, Fulton.  Two sons preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Fulton Cemetery with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, June 23, 1981

 

Paul E. Crill

Paul Eugene CRILL, 65, Kewanna, died Monday morning at the Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home at Plymouth.

He was born March 27, 1916 in Wabash County to Oscar and Cora STOCKER CRILL.  He was married to Lois BROOKER Sept. 4, 1937 in Fulton County.  He was a plumbing contractor and a former owner of the Mar-lo Restaurant in Kewanna.

Surviving with the wife, are a son, Joesph Paul CRILL, Rochester; a daughter, Nancy Ellen RAMSEY, Vinton,Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret EBER, Rochester, and Mrs. Mabel SULLIVAN, Twelve Mile; three brothers, Lloyd CRILL, Logansport; Wayne CRILL, Akron, and Harold CRILL, Rochester; six grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.  There will be an I.O.O.F. service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Wednesday, June 24, 1981

 

Edna B. Sickmiller

Edna B. SICKMILLER, 91, formerly of Argos, died at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday in the Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient several years.

She was born April 19, 1890 in Argos to Charles and Eva METHENY OLER.  She was a lifetime resident of Argos.  She married Marvin SICKMILLER March 25, 1916 in Argos.  He died in 1958.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frances FINNEGAN, San Rafael, Calif., and Mrs. Virginia AMES, Bourbon; and a son, Kenneth [SICKMILLER], Argos.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Ethel L. Overmyer

Mrs. Ethel L. OVERMYER, 77, of Argos, died unexpectedly this morning in her home.

Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Thursday, June 25, 1981

 

Ethel L. Overmyer

Ethel L. OVERMYER, 77, Rt. 2, Argos, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning at her home.

She was born June 23, 1904 near Argos to Frank and Nettie OLER STEVENSON.  She was married May 3, 1924 in Argos to Roy OVERMYER, who died in 1972.  She had lived most of her life in the Argos area, except for a few years in Culver.  She taught for a short time at the Walnut Township School.  She was a member of the Inwood United Methodist Church, the Yellowstone Hi Neighbors Club, the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid, and the Walnut Township Farm Bureau.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Velma) ROBERTS, Rt. 2, Bourbon, and Mrs. Richard (Mary) HOOKER, Rt. 2, Argos; two sons, Arthur and Kenneth [OVERMYER], both of Rt. 2, Argos; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-granchildren; a sister, Mrs. Arthur (Hazel) LUTY, Argos; and a brother, Allen STEVENSON, Rt. 2, Argos.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Deborah HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of services Saturday.
Lola Lane

Lola LANE, one of the three Lane sisters who went from birth in Macy, Ind., to movie stardom in Hollywood, died at her home in Santa Barbara, Cal., on Monday.

Death came at the age of 75 after a long illness.  Burial was in Santa Barbara.

Lola and her two sisters, Priscilla and Rosemary [MULLICAN] [LANE], were featured in a series of Warner Brothers films in the late 1930s and early 1940s.  She appeared in 38 movies before retiring in 1946.  Although the sisters were best known for their appearances together, each had separate careers.  Rosemary died in 1974, while Priscilla survives and lives in New Hampshire.  A fourth sister, Leota [MULLICAN], was a professional singer and died in 1963.  A fifth sister, Martha [MULLICAN], did not take to the stage.

Lola was born May 21, 1906, in Macy as Dorothy MULLICAN but the family grew up in Indianola, Iowa, where her father was a dentist.  An uncle, the late Ben MULLICAN, was a longtime resident of Macy.

Lola began her career as a teenager playing piano in a silent=movie house.  She was singing in a flower shop in Des Moines when she was discovered by Gus EDWARDS, a vaudeville star and songwriter.  She toured the vaudeville circuit and later played on Broadway where a Fox talent scout saw her and cast her in her first movie, “Speakeasy,” in 1929.  She was married to actor Lew AYRES, from 1931 to 1933.

Survivors include the husband, Robert HANLON.

[SEE:  Wendell C. & John B. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Handbook, “Lane Sisters.”]

 

Walter D. Waechter

Walter D. “Beaney” WAECHTER, 76, Akron, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview Hospital, where he was a patient for two weeks.

He was born Sept. 1, 1904 in Akron to Cornelius and Opal SHOWALTER WAECHTER and was a lifetime resident of Akron.  He was married in 1933 to Grace FITES, who survives.  He was a barber in Akron for 50 years, retiring in 1970.  He was a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge and attended the Akron United Methodist Church.

Surviving besides the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Barbara) RAGER, Plymouth; a granddaughter; four sisters, Thelma BARNETT, Akron; Mrs. Ray (Elizabeth) MILLER, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jane LANTZ, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Tony (Laura) MINELLI, Elkhart; two brothers, Telford [WAECHTER], North Manchester, and Max [WAECHTER], Elkhart; four step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Haupert Funeral Home at Akron with the Revs. Frank CRAMER and Harold LEININGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.  Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Fern Dorsett and

Russell Dorsett

Fern RITTER DORSETT, 79, formerly of Rochester, and her husband, Russell DORSETT, were killed in an automobile accident in the Globe Mountain Range in Arizona.  The couple was returning to Rochester for a vacation.

Mrs. Dorsett was born Sept. 26, 1901 near Richland Center to Franklin and Hattie ALEXANDER RITTER.  She was first married to Joseph HARRICK in Rochester in 1921.  He died in 1930.  She was married in 1937 to Russell DORSETT in South Bend.  The couple operated a radio shop here in the 1940s.

Surviving Mrs. Dorsett are two sisters, Mrs. Goldie SMITHSON, Peru, and Mrs. Lola RHODES, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Carl RITTER, LaMesa, Calif., and Ralph RITTER, Lafayette; three step-children; and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Dolan [RITTER], preceded in death.

Memorial services for Mrs. Dorsett will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend.  Mr. Dorsett was to be buried at a family plot in Illinois.

 

Friday, June 26, 1981

 

Dorothy Fogelsanger

Mrs. Dorothy FOGELSANGER, 54, 258 Race St., died at 1:56 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient several days.  She had been in failing health for several years.

She was born Oct. 2, 1926 in Council Bluffs, Ia., to Willard Buckmaster and Elsie JONES LADDASAW.  She had lived here since 1946 coming from Chicago.  She married Hubert E. WETZEL in August 1941.  He died in 1943.  She married Ralph FOGELSANGER in June 1945.  She was retired from Indiana Molded Products and a member of the women’s auxiliaries of the American Legonn, Eagles Lodge, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving with the husband, of Rochester, are two daughters, Janet WOLFE and Mrs. William (Kay) ROGERS, both of Rochester; three sons, Jack FOGELSANGER, Elgin, Ill.; Bud WETZEL, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Richard FOGELSANGER, Denver, Colo.; the mother, of Rochester; twenty-three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Al (Lois) BETTENHAUSEN, Tinley Park, Ill., and Mrs. Marvin (Betty) MANNS, Steger, Ill.  Two daughters, a son, and the father preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold E. WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service Monday.
Dorothy E. McCall

Dorothy Elizabeth McCALL, 71, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 7:35 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for several months.

She was born Sept. 16, 1909, in Argos to Andrew J. and Cora V. POLAND DENNIE.  She had lived in this area 52 years coming from Argos.  She married Herman I. McCALL Dec. 25, 1929 in Rochester.  He died May 6, 1981.  She was a member of the Church of God.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ronnie (June) BEQUIST, Massilon, Ohio, and Mrs. Robert (Pat) SCOTT, Mishawaka; two sons, Larry McCALL, Seville, Ohio, and Jay McCALL, Rt. 2, Rochester; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth HOFFMAN, Argos, Mrs. Nellie PEARSON, Warsaw, and Mrs. Orpha FISCHHOF, San Lenardo, Calif.; two brothers, John DENNIE, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Chauncey DENNIE, Argos; nieces and nephews.  A sister and brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.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 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service.

 

Saturday, June 27, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 29, 1981

 

Anna Fruhwirth

Anna FRUHWIRTH, 89, New Ulm, Minn., died Sunday morning in Minnesota.

Surviving are three daughters, including Mrs. Warren LLOYD, Four Seasons, and three sons.

Funeral services will be Wednesday in the New Ulm Minnesota Valley Funeral Home.

 

Charles C. Spencer

Charles C. SPENCER, 69, Fulton, died at 3:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport.
Tuesday, June 30, 1981

 

Charles C. Spencer

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the McCloskey-Hamilton- Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport for Charles C. SPENCER, 69, Fulton, who died at 3:25 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  The Rev. Worth St. JOHN will officiate and burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7--9 p.m. today.

He was born May 16, 1912 in Powell County, Ky., to Dock and Rebecca BROOKS SPENCER.  He married Bunah ROGERS Sept. 26, 1930.  She died May 19, 1980.  He then married Georgia ROGERS, Aug. 13, 1980.  She survives.  He was retired from Essex in Logansport.

Surviving are two sons, Dick SPENCER, Lucerne, and Bob SPENCER, Logansport; three daughters, Gloria TRIBBETT, Charlene TURNER and Marilyn MELROY, all of Logansport; a step-son, Randy [SPENCER], Fulton; three step-daughters, Phyllis BROWN, Muncie, Judy SARVAR, Fulton, and Cheryl QUASEBARTH, Rochester; three sisters, Georgianne MERRILL, Logansport, Naomi RICHARDSON and Allie REED, both of Clay City, Ky.; twenty-eight gandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and ten step-grandchildren.  Four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

 

Wednesday, July 1, 1981

 

Hiram N. Harvey

Hiram N. HARVEY, 95, Royal Center, died at Logansport Memorial Hospital at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday.

He was born Aug. 13, 1885 in Cass County to Willard E. and Emma CRISPEN HARVEY.  He was first married to Lura VERNON in 1908; she died in 1912.  He later married Viva B. BAUGHMAN June 16, 1920 at Logansport.  She died Dec. 14, 1970.  He was a retired teacher.  He was a member of the Royal Center Trinity United Methodist Church and a former Sunday School teacher and was an honorary trustee of the church.  He was a member of the Cass County Retired Teachers Association; Past Master and over 50-year member of the Royal Center Masonic Lodge; a past patron and a 50-year member of the Royal Center Order of Eastern Star; a former member and honorary member of the Royal Center Fire Department, and a former Boone Township Trustee.

Surviving are a son, W. Clyde [HARVEY], Rochester; three daughters, Thora B. MESSERLY, Yorktown; Mary F. HENRY, and Margery A. GOLTRY, both of Royal Center; a sister, Leota WILHITE, Rochester; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Trinity United Methodist Church at Royal Center with the Revs. Jerry STOUT and Howard WESTERN officiating.  Burial will be in the Royal Center Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Royal Center or one hour prior to the services at the church.  Masonic services will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, July 2, 1981

 

Martha S. Vogt

Mrs. Martha S. VOGT, 71, of 1205 Lakeshore Dr., Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient 11 days.  She had been in failing health for some time.

She was born March 17, 1910 on Staten Island, N.Y., to John and Mamie J. HELLER BOYD.  She had lived in this area for 10 months coming from Long Island, N.Y.  She married Henry C. VOGT July 30, 1933 in Long Island City, N.Y.  He died in November of 1978.  She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer Episcopal on Long Island.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Lorraine) WISELY, Rt. 6, Rochester, and two grandsons, Lee STERRY, Rt. 6, Rochester, and Michael STERRY, Rt. 4, Rochester.

Prayer services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Veterans Administration National Cemetery, Calverton, Long Island, N.Y.  There will be no visitation.

 

Friday, July 3, 1981

 

Dorsie E. Rainey

Dorsie E. RAINEY, 74, Kewanna, died Thursday evening at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born May 15, 1907 in Mennefee County, Ky., to William S. and Mary E. MANNING RAINEY.  He was married to Mattie Lou MacLAIN on May 15, 1937 in Kewanna.  He was a retired railroad laborer.

Surviving are the wife; two sons, Bruce D. [RAINEY], Rt. 4, Martin, Tenn., and Paul J. [RAINEY], Chicago; two daughters, Mary E. FOX, Rt. 3, Mitchell, Ind., and Carol Sue JOHNSON, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Nora CHANEY, Delong, and Ora LAWSON, Owensville, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Raymond HOOD officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, July 4, 1981

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Monday, July 6, 1981

 

Irene Cameron

Mrs. Irene WILLIAMS CAMERON, 79, formerly of 514 E. Fourth St., died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester.

She was born Sept. 21, 1901 in Louisville, Ky., to Frank and Cora MILLER WILLIAMS.  She had lived here for 6 years, coming from Chicago.  She resided with Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur KAMRADT of Waterhaven Apartments, 300 East Fourth St., prior to her admittance to Canterbury Manor.  She was a former employee of Brithsh Home in Brookfield, Ill., and a member of a Chicago Episcopal Church.

Arrangements are being handled by Foster & Good Funeral Home of Rochester.
Joseph H. Bahney

Joseph H. BAHNEY, 65, Akron, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday at his residence.  He had been in failing health for three years.

He was born July 21, 1915 in Peru to Guy and Blanch HOOVER BAHNEY.  He had lived in Akron since 1948 coming from Peru.  He married Maxine FARLEY in 1939; she survives.  He was the owner of Bahney Chevrolet in Akron and a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, Akron Masonic Lodge No. 659, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, and Phi Delta Kappa of Peru.

Surviving are a step-mother, Mignon BAHNEY, North Manchester, and several cousins.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. Harold LEININGER, Maurice KESSLER and Frank KRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Robert F. Price

Robert F. PRICE, 64, Argos, died at 7:45 p.n. Friday in the Plymouth Parkview Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born May 1, 1912 in South Bend to Alfred and Ella HIGGINS PRICE and had lived in the Argos area for 40 years after moving from South Bend.  He was a retired self-employed well driller and a member of the First Seventh-Day Adventist Church of South Bend.  He was also a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two sisters, Arzena PRICE and Bertha BEAGLES, both of Argos.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, argos, with Pastors John DILLER and D. A. ECKENROTH officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday.

 

Nellie E. Lott

Nellie Elizabeth LOTT, 80, formerly of Nyona Lake, died at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Kokomo at 5 p.m. Sunday.

She was born May 19, 1901 in Indianapolis to Henry and Kathrine Brooks FEDERSPILL LOTT.  She was married in 1918 to Carl W. LOTT, who died Sept. 3, 1970.  She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Peru.

Surviving are four sons, Carl [LOTT], Jr., John and David [LOTT], all of Kokomo, and Joseph [LOTT], Galveston; two daughters, Imogene REED, Rt. 6, Logansport, and Madeline STEVENS, Kokomo; fourteen grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.  Two daughters preceded in death.

Services will be at the Ellers Mortuary, 725 South Main St., Kokomo, at 9 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Mark RUDOLPH officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Kokomo.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Donald L. Barrett Sr.

Donald L. “Tony” BARRETT Sr., 83, Mentone, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Goshen General Hospital where he had been a patient for over a week.  He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born March 14, 1898, in Talma, to Stephen and Carrie KING BARRETT.  He had lived in Mentone five years coming from the Talma-Tippecanoe area.  He was a former carpenter and owner of the Barrett Service Station.

Surviving are three sons, John [BARRETT], Birmingham, Mich.; Donald “Corky” BARRETT, Tippecanoe, and Dannie [BARRETT], Tippecanoe; a daughter, Marjorie PUCKETT, Mentone, and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Robert E. LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, July 7, 1981

 

John M. Gillum

John M. GILLUM, 76, Logansport, died at 11:20 a.m. Monday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

He was born Oct. 16, 1906 in Paoli, Ill., to Lorenzo and Pearl YORK GILLUM.  He married Lillian H. HOOD Sept. 24, 1925 in Logansport; she survives.  He was retired from Rockwell International, Logansport, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Logansport.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley WHEELER, Kansas City, Mo.; two sons, Earl E. GILLUM, Morris, Ill., and Paul T. GILLUM, Elk Grove Village, Ill.; three sisters, Kathryn JONES, Macy, Dorothy Jean BROWER, Macy, and Sue MILLS, Bakersfield, Calif.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  A son and two brothers preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Michael LeSAUX officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, July 8, 1981

 

[no obits]
Thursday, July 9, 1981

 

Vernie C. Goodner

Vernie C. GOODNER, 89, Fulton, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.  She had been ill for a year.

She was born Sept. 30, 1891 in Fulton County to Samuel and Sarah ENGLISH FRY.  She had lived her entire life in the Fulton area.  She was married Feb. 23, 1916 in Rochester to Noble O. GOODNER, who died March 1967.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.

Surviving are a son, Walter GOODNER, Fulton; three daughters, Mary GOODNER, Fulton, Mrs. Wayne (Esther) MILLER, Rt. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Don (Dorothy) BURTON, Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.  A daughter, four brothers, five sisters and two nephews preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton Baptist Temple with the Revs. George HAPNER and Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton from 2-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until 11 a.m., and then at the church an hour prior to services.  Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

 

Friday, July 10, 1981

 

Vernie C. Goodner

Included in the list of survivors for Vernie GOODNER, 89, Fulton, who died Wednesday after a year’s illness, are seven grandchildren and two nephews.

 

Marie Fisher

Marie FISHER, 83, Mexico, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday in the Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

She was born in Miami County Oct. 3, 1897 to Edmund O. amd Sarah Ann KRANING DONALDSON.  She married Carl C. FISHER March 9, 1915 in Mexico.  He died May 28, 1972.  She was a 50-year member of the Mexico First Brethren Church, Women’s Missionary Society and the Jefferson Bright Homes EHA.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Eileen) KNAUFF, Rochester; two sons, Don E. FISHER, Peru, and C. Clinton FISHER, Peru; six grandchildren; eleven great-brandchildren; two sisters, Esther SMITH, Macy, and Ruth CHAPIN, Peru; and two brothers, Harold L. DONALDSON, Peru, and James DONALDSON, Peru.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Gerald ZOOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.  Contributions may be made to the Mexico First Brethren Church’s Women’s Missionary Society.
Eva Mae Overmyer

Eva Mae OVERMYER, 91, of 1325 Rochester Blvd., died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday in the Rochester Nursing home.

She was born March 6, 1890 in Fulton County to Isaac and Sarah STEINHIZER ZELLERS.  She was married Nov. 11, 1906 in Kewanna to Ira L. OVERMYER.  He died Nov. 30, 1970.  She was a member of the Sharon Wesleyan Church, Kewanna.

Surviving are a daughter, Edna Mae LAVENGOOD, Rochester; three sons,Ray [OVERMYER], Indianapolis; Virdell [OVERMYER], Fulton County, and Carl [OVERMYER], Rochester; a brother, Frank ZELLERS, Williamsport, Ind.; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  A brother and sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Chapel, Kewanna, with the Rev. Floyd MORRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bruce Lake.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, July 11, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, July 13, 1981

 

Harold D. Linn

Harold D. LINN, 61, Bourbon, died at 5:05 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center at South Bend.  He had been ill since February.

He was born May 6, 1920 in Mentone to Byron and Zoa DORLAND LINN.  He had lived in Bourbon since 1955, moving from Mentone.  He married Margaret BECKER Jan. 9, 1943; she survives.  He was a welder and mechanic.  He belonged to the Bourbon Masonic Lodge; Order of the Eastern Star; Bourbon Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years; served on the Bourbon Town Board from 1968-72; was a Rainbow dad for many years; a member of the Air Force World War II Veterans; and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Plymouth.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. D. (Jennifer) HOFF, and Mrs. Robert (Alice) GROSS, both of Plymouth; eight grandchildren; a sister, Margaret MILLER, and a brother, Herschel LINN, both of Mentone.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Bourbon with the Rev. C. E. McCLARNON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Bourbon Fire Department building fund or to the Marshall County Cancer Fund.

 

Tuesday, July 14, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, July 15, 1981

 

Jesse Burns

Jesse BURNS, 82, Athens, died at 7:30 a.m. this morning in Woodlawn Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.
Elizabeth L. Mackey

Miss Elizabeth L. “Betty” MACKEY, 75, Lake Manitou, died at 2:40 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial Hospital.  She had been ill six months.

She was born Sept. 24, 1905 in Indianapolis to Dr. Harry S. and Minnie SPEDDY MACKEY.  She has lived here since 1958, coming from Indianapolis.  She was a former employee of Wile’s Department Store, Rochester, and was a member of the RSVP, Lake Manitou Association, and First Christian Church.

Surviving are cousins.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday until the hour of service.

 

Thusday, July 16, 1981

 

Jesse S. Burns

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, for Jesse S. BURNS, 82, Athens, who died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Nov. 4, 1898 in Fulton County to James H. and Mahala COOK BURNS.  He had lived his life in this area.  He married Grace QUICK in 1923; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving are three sons, Emerson [BURNS], Akron; James Hubert [BURNS], Indianapolis; Howard [BURNS], Tipton; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Garrett (Mary) GINN, Rt. 2, Rochester.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

The Revs. Harold CONRAD and Myron KISSINGER will officiate.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. today.

 

Mary E. Pedigo

Mary E. PEDIGO, 79, Columbus, Ga., a former resident of Rochester and sister of the late Russel PARKER of Rochester, died Wednesday in Columbus.  Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Friday, July 17, 1981

 

Mary E. Pedigo

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Mary E. PEDIGO, 79, a former Rochester resident and sister of the late Russel PARKER, who died Wednesday at the pine Manor Convalescent Center in Columbus, Ga., following several months illness.

She was born Nov. 22, 1901 in Hammond, Ind., to William and Florence PARKER.  Her husband, Norman PEDIGO, died in 1971.

Surviving are a son, Robert [PEDIGO], Hamilton, Ga.; a sister, Helen LUCAS, St. Louis, Mo.; and a nephew Russell PARKER, Rochester.

The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home of Rochester is in charge of arrangements.
Margie L. Hackworth

Margie L. HACKWORTH, 46, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 10:13 a.m. Thursday at Wabash County Hospital following a three-year illness.

She was born Oct. 20, 1934 in Prestonsburg, Ky. to Eddie and Julie HANNERS HACKWORTH.  She was married Oct. 29, 1953 in Kentucky to Vernal HACKWORTH.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God at Silver Lake.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Vernal [HACKWORTH], Jr., Boggstown, and Ronnie [HACKWORTH], at home; three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Charlene) GRAY, Silver Lake; Mrs. William (Eileen) PRATER, Silver Lake, and Mrs. Bruce (Lorraine) BRADLEY; three brothers, William HACKWORTH, Kentucky; Eshmel [HACKWORTH], Kentucky, and Ross [HACKWORTH], Disko; four sisters, Anna PRATER, Akron; Edna PRATER, Kentucky, and Genoia HACKWORTH, Kentucky; Donna HACKWORTH, Kentucky, and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pentecostal Church of God at Silver Lake with the Rev. Aaron STANLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the South Pleasant Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Saturday, July 18, 1981

 

Dr. Larry D. Collins

A Canadian man, visiting his parents at Kewanna, drowned Friday night in the Crowell & Simpson Sand and Gravel Pit. Co., located between County Roads 600 West and 650 West.

Dr. Larry D. COLLINS, 37, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a professor of Political Science, was pronounced dead at the gravel pit at 10:45 p.m. after his body was recovered by scuba divers.

Collins had been visiting the past two weeks with his parents, James and Blanche COLLINS, Rt. 1, Kewanna, and had gone to the gravel pit about 8 p.m.

Indiana State Police at Peru reported this morning that the man and two other people, one identified as his sister, Mary Ellen COLLINS, Fort Wayne, had gone to the gravel pit to swim and had been in the water for a short time when the accident occurred.

According to the police report, the victim started splashing around and his companions thought that he was just playing, but noticed shortly thereafter that he had disappeared.

State police were notified at 9:09 p.m. and two scuba divers were located for a search.  The divers, Bruce BAKER of the Fulton County Police and Paul RAYL, an Indiana State Trooper, located the body at 10:45 p.m.

An autopsy was to be performed today at Dukes Hospital in peru to determine cause of death.

Collins was born Jan. 16, 1944 in Albuquerque, N.M.

He was married Jan. 29, 1967 at Yreka, Calif., to Sharon BRAY, who survives.  He was a professor of political science at St. Francis Xavier University at Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Surviving with the wife and parents are two daughters, Elinor and Claire [COLLINS], both at home; a brother, Lt. Max COLLINS, Wichita, Kan.; and a sister, Mary Ellen COLLINS, Fort Wayne.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna.

The last previous drowning in Fulton County occurred Friday, July 18, 1975, when a four-year-old girld drowned in a neighbor’s pool.
Monday, July 20, 1981

 

Dr. Larry D. Collins

Services will be at 1 p.m. today in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, for Dr. Larry D. COLLINS, 37, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, who drowned Friday night in the Cowles and Simpson Sand and Gravel Pit Co., located between County Roads 600 West and 650 West.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Kewanna with the Rev. Fred KUEBLER officiating.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. today until the hour of service.

 

Arthur R. Fansler

Arthur R. “Art” FANSLER, developer of Manitou Heights - Rochester’s first and largest residential subdiviion, south of East Ninth Street and east of the Norfolk and Western Railway tracks - died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted Saturday.

Mr. Fansler, 78, resided at 1100 Hill Street in Manitou Heights with his wife Dorothy [FANSLER].

Founder of Fansler Lumber co., in 1940 and president of the firm until he sold it in 1964, Mr. Fansler constructed houses in the southeast part of the city which he named Manitou Heights and brought a small shopping area to the section.

In the 1950s, Mr. Fansler donated land to the Rochester school system for use as an athletic field at Wabash Avenue and Brown Avenue.  The field was used for Rochester High School football and track events until the mid-1960s, when Barnhart Field was constructed next to the present high school building.  The land was transformed this summer into two diamonds for girls softball.

Mr. Fansler also donated land in Manitou Heights to the city for use as a public park and the park was named Fansler Park.

His firm also constructed numerous other buildings, including the St. John’s Lutheran Church here and the Church of the Brethren in Walnut of Marshall County.

Mr. Fansler also was founder and president of the Fansler Development Co., Inc., which promoted Manitou Heights development.

Born March 14, 1903 in Kewanna, Mr. Fansler was the son of Stephen and Lena FRITZ FANSLER.  He had lived in Rochester since 1931, moving here from Mishawaka.  His first marriage was to Helen DARR, who preceded in death.  He was married Dec. 31, 1938 to Dorothy P. AUGHINBAUGH.

Mr. Fansler was a member of the First Christian Church in Mishawaka, and the local Moose, Elks and Eagles lodges.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army.

Surviving with the wife are three sisters, Bertha ZEIDER, Niles, Mich.; Amy CRABB, Kewanna, and Emma FANSLER, Logansport; and nieces and nephews.  Eleven brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 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 on Wednesday until time of services.
Ruth Utter

Ruth UTTER, 84, Akron, died at noon Saturday in the George Ade Hospital, Brook, Ind.

She was born June 27, 1897 in Fulton County to William D. and Myrtle (HEETER) HARTER.  She was a lifetime resident of Akron.  She married Chester UTTER in 1917.  He died July 21, 1980.  She was a member of the Akron Order of the Eastern Star No. 410, Athens United Methodist Church, and was active in the restoration of Prill School.

Surviving are a son, Don [UTTER], Remington; two daughters, Mrs. John (Lorene) HERRON, Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Dean (Lovena) SWICK, Thief River Falls, Minn.; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, July 21, 1981

 

Bessie Whybrew

Bessie WHYBREW, 92, formerly of 1017 Wabash Ave., died at 2 a.m. today in the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had resided for the last five years.

She was born Nov. 23, 1888 near Mt. Olive, Fulton County, to John and Minnie [PENCE] LOWE.  She had lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She married Chester WHYBREW Jan. 9, 1919 in fulton County.  He died in 1960.  She was a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women of the Church.  She was also a member of the Green Oak Community Club.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary DAWSON, Melrose Park, Ill., and Martha WALTZ and Ethel DAWSON, both of Rochester; seven grandchildren; five great-grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Ora (Mary) FISHER, Rt. 7, Rochester, and a brother, Isaac LOWE, Macy.

Preceding in death were her husband, a granddaughter, a son, a sister and a brother.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Thursday.

 

Olive G. Manning

Olive Grace MANNING, 83, Metea, died at 5:07 p.m. Monday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Manning was born Nov. 26, 1897 near Lucerne to Levi and Nettie WARE BUNDY.  She married William M. MANNING near Lucerne on Nov. 26, 1914.  He died May 13, 1979.  Mr. and Mrs. Manning operated the Metea General Store for many years.  She was a member of the Metea Baptist Church and the Fulton Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Ondah) PICKENS, Rt. 1, Lucerne; two granddaughters, Mrs. Carl (Raenae) OVERMYER, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Jack (Sheila) ANTHONY, Rantoul, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. L. M. (B.) POBISON, Harvard, Ill.; two great-granddaughters.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCloskey, Hamilton, Gundrum Funeral Home at Logansport, with Dr. Bryan PLEMENS and the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery near Lucerne.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Bessie Hoover

Bessie HOOVER, 64, of 223 W. 11th St., died at 9:50 p.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend.  She had been in failing health since March.

She was born Feb. 20, 1917 in Akron to Jesse and Elva WOOLPERT THOMPSON and had lived in this area for 25 years after coming from Athens.  She married Glenn E. HOOVER, Dec. 1, 1934 in Rochester.  He survives.  She was employed by the Torin Corporation for 14 years and was a former committeeman for the UAW Local 947.  She was also a member of the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge 57 and the Jolly Hour Club.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Max (Marilyn) SHULTZ, Rochester, and Mrs. Larey (Barbara) FREEMAN, Hundfsville, Ark.; two sons, Denny L. HOOVER, Culver, and Kenton “Butch” HOOVER, Amarillo, Texas; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Earl THOMPSON, Adelphi, M.D. [?], and Jess THOMPSON, South Bend, and two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Tural) LEININGER, Bunnell, Fla., and Mrs. Don (Tessie) KILMER, Mt. Zion.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Fred KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and until the hour of service on Thursday.  Rites will be given by the Rebekah Lodge at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Wednesday, July 22, 1981

 

Helen M. Emmons Prescott

Helen M. (FANCIL) EMMONS PRESCOTT, 60, Warsaw, died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, of complications following surgery.

She was born in Warsaw Jan. 28, 1921 to Virgil and Martha THOMAS FANCIL.  She had lived in Warsaw since 1945 coming from Rochester.  She married Devon EMMONS July 17, 1945.  He died in October 1966.  She married Wayne PRESCOTT in December of 1967.  He died in October 1966.  She was retired from Playtime Products and the Jomac Company of Warsaw.  She was a member of the Salvation Army, American Legion Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Hurshell (Pearl) SMITH, Rochester; and a nephew, Gene FANCIL, Warsaw.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the McHatton-Wyman Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Capt. Homer FUQUA officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Archie Vermillion Cooper

Archie Vermillion COOPER, one-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Shawn COOPER, 601 E. Corby St., South Bend, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning.

Surviving are the maternal grandmother, Lillian CHAPMAN, South Bend; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy COOPER, Argos; the maternal great-grandmother, Nellie CHAPMAN, South Bend; and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. COOPER, Tippecanoe.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thuesday in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Grossman Funeral Home of Argos is in charge of arrangements.
Clarence L. Fortna

Clarence L. FORTNA, 79, Decatur, Ill., formerly of Rocheter, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday in the Americana Health Care Center.

He was born Aug. 20, 1901 in Octavia, Neb., to Jacob and Fannie RUTT FORTNA.  He married Alice BARNES, Dec. 23, 1931 in Fremont.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and graduate of University of Nebraska.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) MOSER, Decatur; and Mrs. Paul (Nadine) TOPE, Raleigh, N.C.; two foster-sons, Lester KAMP, oscela, and Kenneth CLARK, Benton Harbor, Mich., and five grandchildren.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Memorial services were to be at 3:30 p.m. today in Brintlinger’s Pershing Funeral Home, Decatur, with cremation to follow.  Memorials may be made to the University of Nebraska’s Department of Agriculture C. L. Fortna Memorial Foundation.

 

Thursday, July 23, 1981

 

Ruth E. Gaby

Ruth E. GABY, 66, Argos, was killed at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday in an auto accident at 19th and Linden Roads southwest of Argos.

She was born Dec. 28, 1914 in Tiosa to Charles and Nora O’BLENIS WRIGHT.  She had lived most of her life in Fulton and Marshall Counties.  She married Roy GABY Dec. 15, 1934.  He died June 22, 1971.  She was the trustee of Green Township and a meter reader for the Marshall County REMC.  She was a member and deaconness of the Jordan Baptist Church, a member and past matron of the Plymouth Order of the Eastern Star, and mamber of the Rochester White Shrine.

Surviving are three sons, Charles [GABY], Argos; Daniel [GABY], Mishawaka; and Marvin [GABY], Mt. Morris, Mich.; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mabel HAHN, Hammond; and a brother, Charles WRIGHT, Ludington, Mich.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Arley  officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday.  Memorial services will be conducted by the Plymouth Order of the Eastern Star at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Robert G. Leininger

Robert G. LEININGER, 57, Indianapolis, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient a short time.

He was born June 21, 1924 in Akron to Ralph and Gretchen PASCHALL LEININGER.  He was a veteran of World War II, during which he served in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific.

Surviving are the wife, Frances [LEININGER]; a daughter, Mary Beth LEININGER, Benton, Harbor, Mich.; a son, Todd [LEININGER], Indianapolis; the mother; a brother, Byron [LEININGER], Akron.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4- and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Friday, July 24, 1981 to Saturday, July 25, 1981

 

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Monday, July 27, 1981

 

Neil Allan Emmons

Neil Allan EMMONS, 6, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admission, of a congenital heart problem.

He was born Sept. 20, 1974 in Plymouth to Bruce and Karen STRONG EMMONS.  He would have been in the first grade this year at Riddle School.

Surviving are the maternal grandfather, Klea STRONG, Rt. 3, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Vivian and Glen EMMONS, Pekin, Ill.; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank MEIKNE, Warsaw; paternal great-grandmother, Kate MONTGOMERY, Pekin, and paternal great-grandparets Mr. and Mrs. Clarence EMMONS, Pekin; two uncles, including Dennis STRONG, Rt. 3, Rochester, and an aunt.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Arthur W. Overmyer

Arthur W. “Bud” OVERMYER, 74, Culver, died at 6 a.m. today in the Miller Nursing Home, Culver.  He had been in failing health for a year.

He was born March 26, 1907 near Burr Oak to Sherman and Ida SICKMAN OVERMYER.  He had lived most of his life in Fulton and Marshall counties.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a sister, Hazel MORRIS, Culver; a brother, Chester [OVERMYER], Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Denny Dean Mitchell

Denny Dean MITCHELL, three-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald MITCHELL, Franklin, died Sunday in Riley Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born July 24 and is survived by a sister, Mindy [MITCHELL], at home; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Jack COVER, Rochester; and paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Glen MITCHELL, Franklin.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery, near Franklin.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are by the Flinn-Maguire Funeral Home, Franklin.
Delbert R. Myers

Delbert R. MYERS, 72, Tempe, Ariz., died Sunday morning at his residence of emphysema.

He was born July 10, 1909 near Kewanna.  He lived in the Kewanna area prior to moving to South Bend, and he later moved to Arizona.  He married Dorise HAIMBAUGH, a former resident of the Talma area.

Surviving are numerous relatives in this area.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the St. Paul Lutheran Church at South Bend.

 

Tuesday, July 28, 1981

 

Delbert R. Myers

Memorial services for Delbert MYERS, 72, Tempe, Ariz., who died Sunday morning in his home of emphysema, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at Sherman and Lindsay in South Bend.  it was incorrectly reported to The Sentinel that services would be in the St. Paul Lutheran Church in South Bend.

 

Wednesday, July 29, 1981

 

Edna Comer

Edna COMER, 90, Kewanna, died Tuesday at 9:50 a.m. at her residence.

She was born June 4, 1891 in Kewanna to William and Melissa TONER CALVIN.  She was married to Ralph M. COMER May 13, 1968 in Kewanna.  She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Dorese WHITE, Kewanna; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three great-step-grandchildren.  A sister and seven brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Neil MILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. today.

 

Thursday, July 30, 1981

 

[no obits]
Friday, July 31, 1981

 

Neil A. Emmons

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Neil Allan EMMONS, 6, Rt. 3, Rochester.  The boy died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, shortly after admission to Woodlawn Hospital for a congenital heart problem.

He was born Sept. 20, 1974 at Plymouth to Bruce and Karen STRONG EMMONS.  He would have been a first grader at Columbia School this year after attending kindergarten at Riddle School.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandfather, Klea STRONG, Rt. 3, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mrs. Vivian EMMONS and Glen EMMONS, both of Pekin, Ill.; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank MEINKE, Warsaw; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence EMMONS, Pekin, Ill., and Mrs. Frank (Kate) MONTGOMERY, Pekin, Ill.; two uncles, Dennis STRONG, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Glen EMMONS, Pekin, Ill.; an aunt, Mrs. Steven (Judy) ENGLEBRECHT, Pekin, Ill.; and two cousins, Dawn and Steven ENGLEBRECHT, Pekin, Ill.  The maternal grandmother, Mrs. Klea (June) STRONG, maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merr D. STRONG, and maternal great-grandfather, Frank MONTGOMERY, preceded in death.

Services were officiatd by the Rev. Robert HANSEN and burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Agnes P. Tolley

Agnes Pearl TOLLEY, 62, Rt. 2, Macy, died at St. Vincent’s Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis Thursday.

She was born in Kokomo July 1, 1919 to Claude and Edith JOHNSON MANN.  She was married to Samuel TOLLEY March 23, 1935; he survives.  She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose at Peru.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Sammy [TOLLEY], Mexico, Ind., and Phillip [TOLLEY], Twin Bridges, Ind.; six daughters, Nancy HUMMEL, Taylor, Mich.; Florence NETTE, Kokomo; Gertrude Rosella MIEDES, Nina Ruth WOLD and Judith BOSTICK, all of Peru; and Mary Catherine SARVER, Rt. 2, Macy; a sister, Ruth STREZA, Kokomo; a brother, John W. MANN, Thornton; thirty-two grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ellers Mortuary in Kokomo with Stanley SPANGLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever Rest Memorial Park Cemetery in Cass County.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m.
James A. Hiers

James A. HIERS, 40, Macy, died at 11 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill two years.

He was born Oct. 23, 1940 in Peru to Clarence and Amy ROSE HIERS.  He married Norma J. POPE Dec. 12, 1963.  She survives.  He was an employee of the Chrysler Transmission Plant in Kokomo.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and a member of the Macy Christian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Amy Jane and Susan Elane HIERS, both at home; and a step-son, Mark MURPHY, Rochester; the mother, Peru; three brothers, Richard and Donald HIERS, both of Peru, and William HIERS, Lodi, Calif.; three sisters, Betty GABLE, Peru; Jo Ellen FOUST, Nyona Lake; and Miariam RYAN, Sacramento, Calif.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Pastor David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and Saturday until the hour of service.

 

Saturday, August 1, 1981

 

Newell A. Rife

Newell A. RIFE, 74, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.  Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton.

 

Monday, August 3, 1981

 

Newell A. Rife

Services were held at 2 p.m. today for Newell A. RIFE, 74, Rt. 1, Rochester, who died at 1:45 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital following a three-week illness.

He was born March 4, 1907 in Peru to Charles T. and Elmina “Birdie” MORRIS RIFE.  He had lived in Fulton county since 1918.  He was a farmer.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Willis (Henrietta) EVANS, Niles, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

The Rev. Joey WATT officiated the services at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton and burial was to be in the Fulton Cemetery.

 

Ruby Dinwoodie

Ruby DINWOODIE, 61, Valparaiso, died Friday in an Oregon hospital.

She was born Nov. 10, 1919 to Fred and Elma CRUM KING.  She was married in 1942 to William DINWOODIE.

Surviving with the mother and husband are two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Judy) BACKE, Gary, and Mrs. David (Jill) KELLY, Demotte; a son, Dr. William DINWOODIE, Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Lemoine (Hazel) KERCHER, Gilead; Mrs. Ernest (Frances) MILLER, rochester; Mrs. Myron (Elvira) REED, Rochester; Mrs. William (Julia) FAULKNER, Bremen, and Charlotte MILLER, Hot Springs, Ark.; a brother, Ed KING, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Geisen’s Funeral Home in Merrillville.  Burial will be in the Calumet Park Cemetery.
Mildred Van Duyne

Mildred Van DUYNE, 76, of 1016 Madison St., died at 11:34 p.m. Saturday at the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had been a patient two weeks.  She had been in failing health for 10 weeks.

She was born Jan. 31, 1905 in the Mt. Zion community here in Fulton county to Charles and Emma CONRAD FULTZ.  She had lived her entire life in Fulton County.  She was married Oct. 18, 1924 in Rochester to Fred K. Van DUYNE, who survives.

She celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary in 1974.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Zion and later transferred to the Rochester First Presbyterian Church.  She was a charter member of the Mt. Zion Club; a past president of the Rochester Women’s Club; Woodlawn Hospital Aixiliary; secretary and treasurer of the Mt. Zion school reunion; held various offices in the Presbyterian Women’s Association, taught Sunday School a number of years; member of the Presbyteri-Anns; and was past president of the Logansport Presbyteriel.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Evelyn) BRAMAN, Rt. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Randy (Marilyn) MASTERSON, Hoagland; a son, Frederick [Van DUYNE], Argos; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a son, Dean Arthur [Van DUYNE], and a brother, Melburn [FULTZ].

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. David HEYWARD and F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday.

 

F. Admiral Smith

F. Admiral SMITH, 83, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks.

He was born July 22, 1898 in Fulton County to Fred and Ida BABCOCK SMITH.  He had lived here his entire life.  He was married April 24, 1921 in Rochester to Inez M. BALL, who died July 13, 1953.  He was retired from Wilson’s Elevator and Smitty’s Lakeside Service.  He was a 60-year member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and the Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving are two sons, William A. SMITH, Rochester, and Walter Don SMITH, Rochester; a granddaughter, Diane WHEADON; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Harold (Madlyn) YOUNG, Rochester.  Three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday until the hour of service.

 

Tuesday, August 4, 1981

 

William M. Buckley

William N. BUCKLEY, 19, Culver Arms Apartments, Culver, is being held in Marshall County Jail without bond on a preliminary charge of murder in the death of his father, William Marvin BUCKLEY.

The elder Buckley was killed Saturday night at the Culver Arms Apartments, according to the county prosecutor.  He is a resident of Glasgow, Ky.

An autopsy has been conducted on the fictim at the request of the coroner’s office, but a final report has not been made.  Reportedly, Buckley was alive when discovered, but died later.  His body was taken to the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, and funeral arrangements are being made at the A. F. Crow and Sons Funeral Home in Glasgow.
Chester S. Shafer

Chester S. SHAFER, 73, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 8:25 p.m. Monday in the Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a six-month illness.

He was born April 12, 1908 in Miami county to William W. and Elvira PONTIOUS SHAFER and had lived in the Gilead area his entire life.  He married Evelyn NETERER in 1935; she survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Nancy DOTSON, North Manchester, and Mrs. Duane (Elizabeth) FLAHERTY, Denver, Ind.; three sons, Joseph and Thomas [SHAFER], both of Akron, and Dan [SHAFER], Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Hyram SHAFER, Macy; three sisters, Ethel HUFFMAN, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Roy (Clara) SMITH, Markle, Ind., and Mrs. Delbert (Mary) NIXON, North Manchester.  Four sisters and a daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, and friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, August 5, 1981

 

William M. Buckley

Billie BUCKLEY, 19, Culver Arms Apartments, was arraigned Monday in Marshall County Superior Court on a preliminary charge of the murder of his father.  His arraignment was continued until Aug. 11 and he was returned to the county jail where he is being held without bond.

During the arraignment, information was released stating that Buckley and his father had been “drinking and fighting off and on all day” Saturday and the younger Buckley had bitten his father during the altercations.

The bites, three on William Marvin BUCKLEY’s face and several more on his chest and abdomen, were confirmed in an autopsy performed on the elder Buckley in Lake County.

The autopsy revealed that Buckley, whose body was discovered late Saturday night by Culver police in the Culver Arms Apartments while the younger Buckley lay unconscious in the same apartment, died of injuries “to his head inflicted by a series of blows.”

A witness who lives in another apartment in the complex told police he saw Billie Buckley “beating and striking” the elder Buckley.

During the investigation at the scene, while Billie Buckley was contained in a squad car, he apparently made an escape but was caught by a police officer.

Police reported “beer cans, pop cans, beer bottles and pop bottles were strewn all about” the apartment that was shared by the Buckleys.  A 14-inch billy club was found in front of the couch where plice discovered Billie Buckley.

The younger Buckley is reported to have rented the Culver Arms apartment more than a month ago and his father moved in with him sometime after that.

 

Thursday, August 6, 1981

 

[no obits]
Friday, August 7, 1981

 

Mamie Overmyer

Mamie OVERMYER, 73, Rt. 2, Bourbon, died at 4:37 p.m. Thursday at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a three-week illness.

She was born Aug. 1, 1908 at Alanson, Mich., to James and Bertha TYSON DICUS.  She had lived in the Tippecanoe and Bourbon area for the past 50 years, moving from Michigan.  She was married Oct. 9, 1956 at Argos to Edward A. OVERMYER, who died Oct. 24, 1979.  She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glendon (Jayne) BAILEY, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe; two step-daughters, Mrs. Glen (Martha) ROBERTS, Argos, and Mrs. Charles (Doris) St. CLAIR, Gobles, Mich.; a step-son, Richard OVERMYER, Rt. 2, Bourbon; four grandchildren; seventeen step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Margaret DICUS, Plymouth; Mrs. Frank (Dorothy) WINGER, Mishawaka; Mrs. William (Goldie) WALTERS, Tippecanoe; and Mrs. Jack (Ola) WISELEY, Argos.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Walnut church of the Brethren with the Rev. W. B. GAHM officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services Sunday.  Memorials may be made  to the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

 

Mildred Clay Ritter

Mildred (HERN) CLAY RITTER, 72, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at her residence following a five-month illness.

She was born Sept. 24, 1908 in Whitley County, Ind., to Mathew and Rosemae KELLEY HERN.  She had lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was first married to Roscoe CLAY in January 1926.  He died September 1957.  She was later married in June 1962 to Orval RITTER, who survives.  She was a retired secretary from Wilson Coal and Grain Co.  She was a member of the Naomi Rebekah Lodge of Richland Center.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Margaret) BURKETT, Rt. 3, Rochester; a son, Max CLAY, Rochester; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. Allen MILLER, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Roy (Betty) GREEN, Howe; a step-son, Fred RITTER, Angola; eight step-grandchildren and fourteen step-greatgrandchildren.  A daughter, Shirley ALBER and two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred KUEBLER officiating.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the hour of services Saturday.  The Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 .m. today.
Edward M. Bigler

Edward M. BIGLER, 87, of 815 Obispo St., Culver, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Plymouth Parkview Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born June 29, 1894 at Winamac to Simon and Mary VOGELSANG BIGLER.  He had lived in Culver eight years, moving from Valparaiso.  He was a retired salesman for Allis-Chalmers, Wheatfield, Ill.  He was a veteran of World War I, a past commander of the North Judson American Legion Post, a former member of the First Presbyterian Church at Valparaiso.  He was married Oct. 21, 1920 at Duluth, Minnc., to Ruth DUTTON, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Rosemary KRUEGER, Culver; Mrs. William (Peggy) SIMONS, New Orleans, La.; and Mrs. Donald (Elizabeth Ann) DARDA, Leiters Ford; a son, Edward D. [BIGLER], Leithers Ford; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be conducted at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Culver-Union Township Emergency Medical Services.

 

Saturday, August 8, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, August 10, 1981

 

Ira Calhoun

Ira “Gramps” CALHOUN, 66, of 328 Jay Street, died at 1:30 a.m. today at his home.  He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born June 25, 1915 in Santa Anna in Marshall County to James C. and Eldora FLORA CALHOUN.  He had lived in Rochester most of his life.  He married Joanna BRINEY April 26, 1942.  She died Jan. 8, 1952.  He was retired from the U.S. Gypsum Corp. in Wabash in 1971.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 47.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Carol) KEELE, Warsaw; two sons, Larry J. CALHOUN, Rochester, and Jim CALHOUN, Rt. 6, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Cecil (Florence) GUSTIN, Medaryville, and a brother, Russell [CALHOUN], Leiters Ford.  A grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Jordan Cemetery, near Argos.  Friends may call Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. and on Wednesday an hour prior to the service.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the American Heart Association or the Arthritic Foundation.

 

Roy Rohrbaugh

Roy ROHRBAUGH died early today at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Ky.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron.
Grace E. Johnston

Grace E. JOHNSTON, 68, Waterhaven Apartments and formerly of Fulton, died at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital following a five-week illness.

She was born June 28, 1913 in Twelve Mile to George and Ruth McFARLAND JOHNSTON.  She had lived here 1 1/2 years, moving from Fulton.  She attended the Nazarene Church of Rochester.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary) COFFING, Rochester; two nieces; two nephews and an aunt.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral  Home in Fulton with the Rev. Frank VOSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today and until the hour of services Tuesday.

 

Verda P. Ivans

Verda P. IVANS, 80, Burket, died unexpectedly at 11 p.m. Sunday in her home.

She was born July 8, 1901 near Wabash to Earl and Annie MAYN ANDERSON.  She had lived near Burket since 1947 coming from Marion.  She married Kenneth IVANS June 25, 1924 in Sweetser, Ind.  He survives.  She was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie NEWTON, Burket; a brother, Robert ANDERSON, marion; five grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Spiecher Cemetery, Urbana, Ind.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of service Wednesday.

 

Anna B. Heishman

Anna Burnette HEISHMAN, 69, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the South Bend Memorial Hospital.  She had been in failing health for six months.

She was born Nov. 12, 1911 near Akron to Merr and Dorothy FEECE STRONG and had lived her entire lifetime in Fulton County.  Her first marriage was to Frank A. NOFTSGER.  She married Howard HEISHMAN April 2, 1960; he survives.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Bennie NOFTSGER, Rochester; Jack NOFTSGER, Argos, and C. Andrew NOFTSGER, Bunker Hill; twenty grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a step-son, Howard L. HEISHMAN, U.S. Navy; two sisters, Mrs. Gabriel (Lois) HOLEWIAK, Rt. 4, Rochester, and Mrs. Charles (Theda) REID, Scottsdale, Ariz., and two brothers, Clair and Klea STRONG, both of Rt. 3, Rochester.  A daughter preceded in death in infancy.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will follow 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 on Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army.
Tuesday, August 11, 1981

 

Ernest C. Frank

Ernest Carl FRANK, 86, Leiters Ford, died at 7:52 p.m. Monday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital where he had been a patient for six days.  He had been in failing health three months.

He was born April 4, 1895 in Tolleston, Ind., to Karl and Emma SCHROEDER FRANK.  He had lived in Leiters Ford since 1967 coming from Valparaiso.  He married Irene Frences O’MALLEY Sept. 27, 1920 in Black Oak, Ind.  She died May 29, 1981.  He was retired from the U.S. Steel Corp. in Gary.  He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tolleston.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roberta SHAFFER, Rt. 3, Rochester; Mrs. Curt (Marilyn) COBY, Culver; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Emil FRANK, Sidney, Ohio; two nephews and a niece.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Alva C. WARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until an hour prior to the service Friday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Diabetic Association.

 

Werner Carlson

Werner CARLSON, 96, formerly of Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where he had been a patiend for 2 years.

He was born Sept. 9, 1884 in Hallingsburg, Sweden, to Franz and Aletha PETERSON CARLSON.  He came to the U.S. in 1901, moving to Rochester in 1941 from Pontiac, Ill.  He married Anna E. KALLEM Feb. 14, 1917 in Jewel, Iowa.  She died Feb. 26, 1967.  He was retired from farming and was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rochester.

Surviving are two sons, Francis CARLSON, Rt. 6, rochester, and Myron CARLSON, Valparaiso; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.  A sister, six brothers, and a great-grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the St. John’s Lutheran church, Rochester, with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and at the church an hour prior to the service Thursday.

 

Roy Rohrbaugh

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, for Roy ROHRBAUGH, 64, Thelma, Ky., who died at 7:30 a.m. Monday in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Ky.  He had been ill four months.

He was born Jan. 6, 1917 in Indiana.  he lived in the Akron area until 1980, moving to Kentucky.  He married Geraldine SWIHART Aug. 28, 1967 in Silver Lake.  She survives.  He was retired from Warsaw Black Oxide at Burket and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Shirley) GRIFFIN, Marysville, Ohio; and Mrs. Tom (Debra) SLUSS, Prestonsburg, Ky.; a son, Keith Allen [ROHRBAUGH], Akron; and four grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  The Rev. Robert GIDLEY will officiate.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 12, 1981

 

William M. Buckley

Culver - An indictment of murder has been handed down against William “Billie” BUCKLEY, 19, Culver, by the Marshall Superior Court grand jury.

The grand jury met Monday to hear the evidence in the case and to consider a possible indictment against Buckley in the death of his father, William Marvin BUCKLEY, 57, on Aug. 1.

Buckley had been held in the Marshall County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder.  When he was arraigned Tuesday morning in Superior Court, the charge was changed to the indictment of murder.

An autopsy showed the elder Buckley, who was staying with his son in the Culver Arms Apartments, died of injuries “to his head inflicted by a series of blows.”

The arraignment was continued after the defending attorney requested time to order to further study the indictment and evidence requested from the prosecutor’s office.  Arraignment was set for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19.

If Buckley is found guilty on the murder indictment, he could face a sentence of 30 to 60 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.

The death penalty could not be requested in the case because there were no aggravating circumstances as recognized by state law.

 

Ralph G. Smith

Ralph Guy SMITH, 82, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  His death was unexpected.

He was born Aug. 18, 1898 near Akron to Thurman D. and Flora CLEMAN SMITH and had lived in the Rochester area all his life.  He was married Dec. 2, 1922 in Tiosa to Eva I. STARNER.  He was retired from farming and was a member of the Rochester Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Mary Louise) KEELE, Argos, and Betty SHORTZ, Rochester; two sons, Robert L. SMITH, Rochester, and Jerry D. SMITH, Chicago; sixteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel CARTER, Van Nuys, Calif.  Preceding in death were a daughter and four sisters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Akron.  Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Thursday, August 13, 1981

 

Ira E. Helser

Ira E. HELSER, 71, Rt. 2, Akron, died early Tuesday morning at home.

He was born Aug. 14, 1909 in Indiana to George and Lottie MAYBERRY HEISER.  He had lived in the Akron area all his life and was a farmer in the Beaver Dam area.  He was married July 3, 1937 at Warsaw to Snowe TULLIS, who died Aug. 4, 1975.  He was a member of the Wabash Moose Lodge.

Surviving is a brother, Roy HEISER, Shelbyville.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Fred LANDOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Franklin Cemetery near Silver Lake.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.


 

Lera Wilson

Lera WILSON, 88, of 713 Fulton Ave., died at 5:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient since Tuesday.  She had been in failing health for a year.

She was born May 15, 1893 at Bass Lake to Tom and Diania MILLER OVERMYER.  She had lived in Rochester since 1938 coming from Monterey.  She married Glenn WILSON June 21, 1911 in Winamac.  He died March 21, 1978.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Lillian) LUDWIG, Rochester; Mrs. Don (Glenda) SHOWLEY, Rochester; two sons, Russell WILSON, Rochester, and Robert WILSON, Lakeville; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel YELTON, Miami, Fla.; and Gladys DECK, Kansas City, Kan.  Two sisters, a brother and a grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:30-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Friday, August 14, 1981 to Saturday, August 15, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, August 17, 1981

 

Ora W. Grable

Ora W. “Pat” GRABLE, 78, Twelve Mile, died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

He was born April 11, 1903 in Cass County to John and Alice WHEATELY GRABLE.  He married Gertrude HOPKINS April 11, 1924 in Cass County; she died April 9, 1938.  He then married Bernice BROWER Aug. 14, 1943 in Twelve Mile; she survives.  He was the founder of Grable Chevrolet in Twelve Mile in 1928 and retired in 1969.  He was president of the Twelve Mile State Bank until its merger with the First National Bank.  He then became a director of that bank.  He was a member of the Skinner Christian Church and attended the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church.  He was also a 50-year member of the Twelve Mile Masonic Lodge, member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, charter member of the Twelve Mile Fire Department and Lions Club.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home with the Revs. Fred SNYDER and John PATTISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, with Masonic graveside rites.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Charles V. Alderfer

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Richland Center United Methodist Church for Charles Vern ALDERFER, 82, of 1125 E. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, who died at 5:36 p.m. Friday in South Bend Osteopathic Hospital after a week’s illness.

Burial was to be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mr. Alderfer was born in Rochester May 25, 1899 to Clinton and Nettie ALDERFER.  He moved from Rochester to Mishawaka 50 years ago.  He was married in Mishawaka July 11, 1952 to Rita P. THOMPSON, who survives.  He retired in 1963 from the Uniroyal Co., in Mishawaka after 40 years’ employment.  He was a member of the Mishawaka Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Schuyler (Jean Rita) HINEMAN, of The Dells, Ore.; two granddaughters, Laura LAMBERT and Julie HINEMAN; a great-granddaughter, Jennifer LAMBERT; two brothers, Lester [ALDERFER], Rochester, and Carl [ALDERFER], Akron; and four sisters, Edith CLEVENGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Glenn HARTMAN, Mabel ARMY and Luetta MARTIN, all of South Bend.

The Bubb Funeral Home, 202 Noth Main St., Mishawaka, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, August 18, 1981

 

Chester M. McCoige

Chester M. McCOIGE, 66, Mesa, Ariz., and a former resident of 18B Road (Maxinkuckee) near Culver, died early Sunday morning during surgery in a hospital in Phoenix, following a five-month illness.

He was born Aug. 23, 1914 at Edith, Okla., to Ben and Celesta CLAUSE McCOIGE.  He had lived in Indiana since 1917.  He was a member of the Culver Masonic Lodge and retired in 1976 as a superintendent for Fabricated Steel Products of South Bend.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Jean) BYSTRY, Osceola; three sons, Richard [McCOIGE], Culver; David and Robert [McCOIGE}, both of Plymouth; a step-son, Carl SEALS, Osceola; fourteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, west of Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.  The Culver Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

Mildred Gallagher

Mildred GALLAGHER, 86, of 322 W. Walnut St., Argos, died at 7:40 p.m. Monday at the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth following a one-year illness.

She was born June 27, 1895 in Missouri and had lived at Argos since 1935, moving from Chicago.  She was married Feb. 25, 1948 at Chicago to Harold GALLAGHER, who survives.  She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientists of Plymouth.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Carter Street [GALLAGHER], Mishawaka; a grandchild; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ray AMES, Lafayette, and Robert AMES, California.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with Reader Edith PETERMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and until the hour of services Thursday.
Wednesday, August 19, 1981

 

Cleora Eash

Cleora “Cleo” EASH, 86, Leiters Ford, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.  She had been in failing health for several years.

She was born June 20, 1895 near Kewanna to Walter and Ella GREEN MOGLE.  She had lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She married Leo EASH, March 21, 1914. He died Feb. 15, 1974.  She was a member of the Burton United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Loren (Flossie) BEATTY, Leiters Ford; three grandsons, Dennis GUYER, Steven and Gary BEATTY, all of Leiters Ford; two great-grandchildren; a niece, and three nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Alva C. WARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Friday.

 

Margaret J. Phillips

Margaret J. PHILLIPS, 68, Rt. 2, Rochester, died Tuesday morning at her home.  She had been in failing health for six years.

She was born Feb. 24, 1913 in Owensboro, Ky., to Marvin and Lenora BRASHER.  She had lived in Rochester for 20 years, coming from Anderson.  She married Albert E. PHILLIPS, July 1, 1938 in Anderson.  He survives.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Noblesville.

Surviving is a daughter, Mary PHILLIPS, Indianapolis.  A son, Kenneth PHILLIPS, died May 3, 1976, and a brother also preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rochester.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior to the service Friday.

 

Thursday, August 20, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, August 21, 1981

 

Mabel E. Budd

Mabel E. BUDD, 80, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 7:45 a.m. Thursday in the Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

She was born March 11, 1901 on Walton to John and Muriel RATCLIFF McCARTNEY.  She was first married to Arthur ENGLE May 7, 1921 in Logansport; he died Jan. 31, 1972.  She later married Russell BUDD Jan. 2, 1978 in Florida.  He died February, 1979.  She was a member of the Bokeelia, Fla., Baptist Church and the Kewanna VFW Women’s Ausiliary.

Surviving are two sons, Bernard ENGLE, Culver, and Raymond ENGLE, Rt. 5, Rochester; seven grandchidlren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Dallas McCARTNEY, Warsaw.   Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Fred KRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Lake Bruce.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.


 

Russell Taylor

Russell TAYLOR, 81, of Twelve Mile, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the Logansport Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Clinton County Oct. 25, 1899 to Matthew and Almira THOMPSON TAYLOR.  He was married to Mary May MOON June 10, 1923 at Kokomo; she survives.  he was a retired farmer and a member of the Twelve Mile Masonic Lodge and Lions Club.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Carl TAYLOR, Kokomo; two daughters, Delores CORNELL, St. Joseph, Mich., and Carolyn FARMER, Kokomo; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence FRAKES, Greentown; two brothers, Ross TAYLOR, Twelve Mile, and Howard TAYLOR, Center.  A son Floyd [TAYLOR], died May 8, 1981.  Four brothers and four sisters also preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred SNYDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday.

 

Saturday, August 22, 1981

 

Allen A. Meadows

Allen A. “Bud” MEADOWS, 63, of 1405 Washington St., died at 4 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for four weeks.  He had been in failing health for nine months.

He was born May 1, 1918 in Onarga, Ill., to William and Anna HIBBLER MEADOWS.  He had lived in Rochester 10 years, moving here from Remington.  He was married to Dorothy HOUTZEL, who survives.  He was retired, but employed part-time by Sirken Distributing of Rochester.  He attended the First Church of God in Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Jean) MAY, Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Doug (Susan) ZARTMAN, Rochester.  Preceding in death were the parents and a sister.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Remington Cemetery.  Friends may call from   3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Monday, August 24, 1981

 

Bertha I. Callahan

Bertha I. CALLAHAN, 84, Rt. 4, Logansport, died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday at the Flora Brethren Home.

She was born Sept. 1, 1896 in Illinois to Mr. and Mrs. William E. NEAL.  She was married to Harri FOSTER in 1921.  He died in 1942.  She later married Russel CALLAHAN in 1947; he died in 1958.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church, the Owls Club and the Rebekah Lodge of the Kewanna I.O.O.F..

Surviving are four brothers, Clair [NEAL], Decatur, Ill.; Walter and Wesley [NEAL], both of Indianapolis, and Lowell [NEAL], Seymour; a sister, Evelyn SMITH, Logansport, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kroeger Funeral Home in Logansport with the Rev. Ed LOCKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Kenneth Tabler

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for Kenneth TABLER, 64, Kokomo, who died at 3:05 p.m. Sunday at the Forest Park Health Center in Kokomo.  He was a former Fulton resident.

He was born March 20, 1917 in Benton County to Albert and Hettie EVANS TABLER.  He had lived in Kokomo seven years, moving from Fulton.  He was a retired truckdriver and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are seven sisters, Mrs. Adam (Nora) SOMMERS, Grass Creek; Mrs. Herman (Edna) GOODMAN, Rochester; Mrs. David (Mary) THOMAS, South Bend; Mrs. Ross (Myna) FUNKHOUSER, Alachua, Fla.; Mrs. Paul (Geneva) FUNKHOUSER, Mishawaka; Mrs. James (Lillian) CRIST and Mrs. Don (Erma) WILLIAMSON, both of Twelve Mile; four brothers, Raymond [TABLER], Logansport; Ashel [TABLER], Rochester; Cecil [TABLER], Mexico; and Orville [TABLER], South Bend; a step-sister, Mrs. Melvin (Eloise) SNYDER, Marion; a step-brother, the Rev. Wayne BROWN, Marion; a daughter, Mary TERRY of Washington; a grandchild.  A son, Kenneth [TABLER], Jr., preceded in death.

The Rev. Melvin SNYDER will officiate the services at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-8:30 p.m. today and until the hour of services Wednesday.

 

Madge L. Stephen

Madge L. STEPHEN, 72, of 319 W. 10th St., died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning in the St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo where she had been a patient for two weeks following a year’s illness.

She was born March 8, 1909 in Portland, Ind., to Clarence and Dessie STEPHEN AKER.  She had resided here for 40 years, moving from Portland.  She was first married to Donald SHEPHERD.  She later married July 14, 1942, Ora A. STEPHEN, who died July 20, 1973.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, the Mothers of World War II, the Neighborly Club, the AARP, the American Diabetic Association, and she served on the Board of Directors of the Fulton County ACTION.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Darwin (Jane) GAINES, Dallas, Texas; two sons,         O. Allen [STEPHEN], Dallas, Texas, and Roger L. [STEPHEN], Kokomo; four step-sons, Sam and Bill STEPHEN, both of Rochester; George [STEPHEN], Akron, and Robert [STEPHEN], Lafayette; a step-daughter, Mrs. Homer (Marianne) CARR, Rochester; seventeen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Cleo) RENNER, and Mrs. Warren (Louise) MATHEWS, both of Portland, Ind., and Mrs. Archie (Laura) LYKINS, Adrian, Mich.; two brothers, Clarence [AKER], Jr., Morristown, Tenn., and Marvin J. [AKER], Wapakoneta, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.  Two sons, Fred and Eldon SHEPHERD, along with a sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. William BABB III officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.
Tuesday, August 25, 1981

 

Martha C. Johnson

Martha C. JOHNSON, 79, Argos, died at 5:30 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a two-year illness.

Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 12, 1902 in Egeland, N.D., to John and Katheryn HALLER.  She married Glenn JOHNSON in Conco, N.D., March 16, 1921; he died April 10, 1967.  She was a former telephone operator in Argos, a former employee of Hart Schaffner & Marx of Rochester, and was retired from Harvey’s in Argos.  She was a member of the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge and a member of the former Gilead United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Dean [JOHNSON], Argos; Wilburn “Duz” and Paul [JOHNSON] of Rochester; twenty-seven grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hilda BRASHIER, San Antonio, Texas, and Marie ARCHAMBEAULT, Bourbon; three brothers, Henry HALLER, Condo, N.D.; Gene STEWART, Grand Junction, Colo., and Tony ROBERTSON, Canada.  Three daughters and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  The Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Alvera Wilson

Graveside services were conducted this morning at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort for Alvera WILSON, 84, mother of Taylor W. “Ed” WILSON of Rochester.

She was born Sept. 17, 1896 in Mayfield, Ky., to William and Anna LIVINGSTON DUNN.  She was married to Jerry WILSON, who died in 1974.  She had lived in Frankfort since 1933 and died at the Wesley Manor Nursing Home following several months’ illness.

Surviving are two sons, Ed, Rochester, and Gary [WILSON], Cincinnati; two daughters, Mrs. Clare (Ann) McGILLEM, Lafayette, and Mrs. Robert (Alleen) BURKMAN, Janesville, Wis.; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister and two brothers.

Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home of Rochester was in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, August 26, 1981

 

Leanna Marie Friend

A 17-month old Miami County girl was killed in a farm accident Tuesday.

Indiana State Police said this morning that Leanna Marie FRIEND, daughter of William and Sylvia Ann RUSIE FRIEND, Rt. 2, Macy, died from massive internal injuries after being run over by a farm truck.

The accident occurred at 5:05 p.m. when the truck, driven by William R. BROWN, Deedsville, ran over the infant while pulling out of a barn.  The police report stated that the girl ran under the truck as it was pulling out.

She was born March 11, 1980 at Peru and died at 5:44 p.m. in Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.  She attended the Mexico Baptist Church.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Christopher [FRIEND\, and a sister, Amanda [FRIEND], both at home; the paternal grandparents, Sheriff and Mrs. John RUSIE, Peru; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leora WARNER, Denver, and Charles FRIEND, Mexico.


 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain Funeral Home in Denver with the Rev. James LUND officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

 

Thursday, August 27, 1981

 

William J. Middleton

William J. MIDDLETON, 55, of 712 S. Bluff St., Monticello, died at 12:40 a.m. today at the White County Memorial Hospital in Monticello following a three-year illness.

He was born Dec. 15, 1925 at Argos to Dr. William and Eva HUBBARD MIDDLETON.  He was married Dec. 28, 1947 at Argos to Mary Jean SLAGLE, who survives.  He was retired owner and manager of the former ACE Hardware Store at Monticello, having lived there 27 years, moving from Plymouth.  He was a member of the Monticello Christian Church, the Argos Masonic Lodge, and a veteral of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Lisa MIDDLETON, at home; three sons, William E. [MIDDLETON], Fort Wayne; Michael J. [MIDDLETON, Elyria, Ohio; and Scott A. [MIDDLETON], Lafayette; two grandsons; and his father, Dr. MIDDLETON, Argos.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Dr. Richard McQUINN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.  The Argos Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

George W. Wright

George Wallace WRIGHT, 77, of 915 Jackson Blvd., died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient since July 29.  He had been in failing health three years.

He was born Nov. 8, 1903 in Potomac, Ill., to Samuel and Bessie WRIGHT.  He had resided here since 1979, moving from Fullerton, Calif.  He was married Nov. 8, 1925 at Bourbon to Dora E. WOOD, who survives.  He was retired from the Union Oil Corp., of California.  He attended the Christian Church in Fullerton, Calif., and was a member of the Plymouth Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Vern (Isabelle) CASBOM, Plymouth, and Mrs. Don (Maude) DICKINSON, Argos; two brothers, Dale [WRIGHT], Bourbon, and Wayne [WRIGHT], Sarasota, Fla.  A son, Jack [WRIGHT], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery, south of Bourbon.  Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday through the hour of service.
Friday, August 28, 1981

 

Maude Borton

Maude BORTON, 84, Richdale Nursing Home, South Bend, died Thursday at 7:40 p.m. in the nursing home after a lengthy illness.

She was born Aug. 28, 1896 in Rochester to Jacob and Arvilla JACKSON O’DAFFER and had lived in the South Bend-Mishawaka area for 25 years after coming from Logansport.  She married Earl WICKES in 1915 in Fulton County; he died in 1957.  She then married Earl BORTON in South Bend in 1960; he died in 1962.  She was a retired supervisor at the Logansport State Hospital and was a member of the Harris Prairie Church of Christ.

Surviving are three daughters, Lois WICKS, Mishawaka; Charlene SPEED, Newark, N.J., and Ila LeWILLEN, Logansport; a step-daughter, Violet HENSEL, South Bend; a step-son, Russell BORTON, Mishawaka, and a grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 435 S. Ironwood Ave., South Bend, with the Rev. Edgar ERSKIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4  and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, August 29, 1981

 

Lillian Ruth Cunnington

Lillian Ruth CUNNINGTON was stillborn to Steven and Wanda BARR CUNNINGTON of Fulton at 9 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Lydia CUNNINGTON, Fulton; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard CUNNINGTON, Dunkirk, Ind.; the maternal grandmother, Mabel BARR, Pennville, Ind.; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert HESKETT, Dunkirk; and the maternal great-grandmother, Freida WRIGHT, Pennville.

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Pennville I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Carl ROARK officiating.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home of Fulton was in charge of arrangements.

 

Monday, August 31, 1981

 

Judge Harold R. Staffeldt

Winamac, Ind. (AP) - Pulaski Circuit Judge Harold R. STAFFELDT, who presided over the Ford Motor Co.’s reckless homicide trial, died late Sunday in a Winamac hospital.  He was 62.

Staffeldt presided during a 10-week trial last year that ended when a jury of seven men and five women acquitted the automaker of criminal charges brought by an Elkhart County grand jury.

Ford was accused in the deaths of three teen-age girls whose 1973 Pinto automobile burst into flames when struck from behind by a van in northern Indiana on Aug. 10, 1978.

During the precedent-setting trial, Staffeldt was criticized by some who said the small-town judge was awed by James F. NEAL, Ford’s nationally prominent attorney from Nashville, Tenn.

He upheld defense objections and rejected many attempts by prosecutor Michael A. COSENTINO to enter evidence that Cosentino said was crucial to the state’s case.  After ruling in Ford’s favor on one motion, Staffeldt admitted to reporters he had not read the supporting memoranda.


 

“I have been criticized and rightly so,” he said at the time.  “But some people don’t understand all of the problems I have.”

After the trial, Staffeldt indicated that state attorneys didn’t do their homework in the case and added that if he were retrying the case, whe would reject the same prosecution documents that he did the first time.

He also said that if the jury had become deadlocked, he would have acquitted Ford.

He said of himself, “I like to work and I work hard.  I’ve been learning every day of this trial (Pinto)  I’m going to be a better judge because of it.”

Staffeldt had practiced law in Winamac since 1947.  He served as prosecutor for 10 years beginning in 1950, when the salaray for the part-time job was $600 annually.

Staffeld is survived by his wife of 32 years, Helen [STAFFELDT], and two sons.

 

Tuesday, September 1, 1981

 

Orville R. Pickens

Orbille Ross PICKENS, 64, a former Fulton County resident, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Clyburn County Hospital in Arkansas after a short illness.

He was born Jan. 15, 1917 in Leiters Ford to William and Clymena ROSS PICKENS.  He had been a resident of Tumbling Shoals, Ark., for 14 months, moving from Michigan City.  Prior to that he had lived in South Bend.  He resided in Michigan City 16 years, owning and operating a freight service.  He was married Nov. 22, 1937 in Rochester to Ollie “Mollie” SMITH, who survives.  He was a retired teamster and a member of the South Bend Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Isabelle DOOLEY, Elkhart, and Mrs. Connie YEAGER, Dowagiac, Mich.; a son, Kenneth [PICKENS], Newark, Ark.; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Naomi TYLER, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Dorothy MURRAY, Logansport; two brothers, Cecil [PICKENS], Rochester, and Ray [PICKENS], South Bend, several nieces and nephews.  Two brothers, Lloyd and Walter [PICKENS], and a sister, Mae McLEAN, preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from        9 a.m. until the hour of service.
Wednesday, September 2, 1981

 

Irene E. Bose

Irene Elsie BOSE, 76, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient one month.  She had been in failing health for the last two years.

She was born July 14, 1905 in Royal Center to Alonzo M. and Ida Mae HUFFMAN SELBY and made her home for the last 12 years with her son, The Rev. Junior BOSE, Rt. 2, Rochester, after coming from Monticello.  She was married April 7, 1928 in Royal Center to Elmo R. BOSE, who died May 15, 1966.  Before retirement, she was employed for 25 years by RCA in Monticello.  She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, the Ruth Missionary Circle, the Pleasant Valley Clmmunity Club and the Carpenters and Joiners Union 1354, Monticello.

Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Junior BOSE, Rt. 2, Rochester, and Thomas BOSE, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, David SELBY, Sarasota, Fla.  A granddaughter, two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo, Ind.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

 

Thursday, September 3, 1981

 

Beulah M. Peterson

Beulah M. PETERSON, 92, of 229 W. Eighth St., died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital after several months’ illness.

She was born Aug. 11, 1889 in Fulton County to Zane and Ellen TULLIS RUSSELL.  She resided in Newcastle Township until 1960 when she moved to Rochester.  She was married March 4, 1913 to Mondo J. BARKMAN.  He died April 4, 1926.  She then married Clarence C. PETERSON on Jan. 5, 1928.  He died April 12, 1976.  She was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ, the Pleasant Valley Community Club, the World War I Auxiliary, Fulton County Farm Bureau Auxiliary and was a past active member of the Rochester Women’s Club.

Surviving are two sons, Chloris R. BARKMAN and Robert E. PETERSON, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Maleta) BORDEN, Rochester; five grandchildrten, and six great-grandchildren.  Ten brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with James DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of service Saturday.  The family requests that memorials other than flowers be given to the charity of one’s choice.
G. H. Tribbett

G. H. “Pete” TRIBBETT, 64, Rt. 4, Logansport, died at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday at his home after an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 27, 1916 in Carroll County to Blaine and Goldie CAMPBELL TRIBBETT.  He was married to Mary Kathleen YEIDER in South Bend April 24, 1948.  She survives, with a son, Lt. Col. James V. TRIBBETT, at Scott Air ForceBase; two sisters, Jean PEARSON, Logansport; and Donna MOSS, Delphi, and a brother, Clyde [TRIBBETT], of Michigan.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Logansport; the Moose Lodge, VFW and the Eagles in Rochester, and the American Legion in Delphi.  He was an Army veteran of World War II.  He was retired from carpentering.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, 303 West Market St., Logansport, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday with Dr. E. Clyde MAYFIELD officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever Rest Memorial Park in Logansport.

 

Friday, September 5, 1981

 

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Saturday, September 5, 1981

 

Martin E. Woodley

Martin E. WOODLEY, 74, Holiday, Fla., died Thursday at 12:23 p.m. at community Hospital in New Port Richey, Fla.  He had been ill for a few months.

He was born April 15, 1907 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Forrest and Mabel ABBOTT WOODLEY.  He had lived in Holiday, Fla., nine years, coming from St. Joseph.  He married Katheryn DUBE, who survives.  He was a retired expeditor with the Benton Harbor Engineering Co. and was a member of the Tarpon Springs Power Squadron, Elks Lodge No. 1744 of Tarpon Springs, and the OX5 Aviation Pioneers.

Surviving are a son, Craig [WOODLEY], Highland, Ind.; two daughters, Patricia GILLIS, Midlothian, Ill., and Sharon SINIS, South Holland, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Alden (Ginny) KNAPP, Rochester; ten grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Services were at 7:30 p.m. today in the Padgett Funeral Home, Holiday, Fla., with the Rev. Richard HUBBARTT officiating.  Cremation was to follow.  Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Dialysis Foundation.

 

Marie Long

Kewanna Items

Mrs. Ted WHITE and Mrs. Blaine ORR, Kewanna, received word last week of the death of their sister, Marie LONG of Toledo, Ohio.  The two women and their sister, Alice MYERS, of South Bend, went to Toledo for the funeral last Tuesday.
Johnny Ray  McQueary

Infant Johnny Ray McQUEARY, week-old son of John and Patricia HITTLE McQUEARY, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today in Riley Hospital, Indianapolis.

Surviving are the maternal grandfather, James HITTLE, Walkerton; maternal grandmother, Roberta STEVENS, Lakeview, Mich.; paternal grandmother, Elizabeth McQUEARY, Mishawaka; paternal grandfather, Ernest McQUEARY, Jr., Rochester; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert CALVERT, Rochester; and the paternal great-grandmother, Lillian SIMMS, Mishawaka.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Grossman Funeral Home of Argos is in charge of arrangements.

 

Monday, September 7, 1981

 

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Tuesday, September 8, 1981

 

Florence Whittenberger

Florence WHITTENBERGER, 59, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 6 a.m. Monday in Kosciusko Community Hospital at Warsaw.  She had been ill for several months.

She was born June 3, 1922 in Fulton County to Joe and May SADLER HIZER.  She had lived her entire life in this area.  She was married in 1946 to Don WHITTENBERGER, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Sharon) JOHNSON, Rt. 2, Akron; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Marjorie SMITH, Logansport; Mrs. William (Caroline) SARBER, Rochester; and Mrs. Maurice (Irene) SMITH, Grass Creek; a twin brother, Lawrence HIZER, Logansport.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Raymond Fuller

Raymond FULLER, 72, New Carlisle, Ohio, died Monday monring at Springfield, Ohio.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kenneth (Linda) BARKMAN FULLER, Springfield, Ohio, and two daughters, a son.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home at New Carlisle.
Wednesday, September 9, 1981

 

Charles L. Miller

Charles L. MILLER, 86, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at Plymouth Parkview Hospital at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.

He was born July 19, 1895 in Akron to Adam and Harriet ARTER MILLER.  He was married to Naomi M. PENRY Dec. 12, 1918 at Akron.  She died Dec. 11, 1979.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a son, Damon [MILLER], Argos, four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  A son, Jerome [MILLER], and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna.  Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, September 10, 1981

 

Sylvia W. Melton

Sylvia W. MELTON, 81, Waterhaven Apartments, died at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health two months.

She was born Nov. 26, 1899 in Bowen, Ky., to Curtis and Burnam RHET SKIDMORE.  She had resided here since 1942, moving from McRoberts, Ky.  She was married Dec. 23, 1924 in Rochester to Bernard H. MELTON, who died in 1954.  She was a member of the Rochester First Christian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Vandetta) NICKELL, Rt. 6, Rochester; six sons, Curtis B. and Gene MELTON, Rochester; Kenneth [MELTON], Copmish, Mich.; Albert [MELTON], Traverse City, Mich.; Thomas G. [MELTON], Donithan, Mo.; Harold L. [MELTON], Brownsburg; twenty-seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren.  Two grandsons, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday 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. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Friday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund or the Diabetic Association.

 

Friday, September 10, 1981 to Monday, September 14, 1981

 

[no obits]
Tuesday, September 15, 1981

 

Kenneth H. Merchant

Kenneth Harley MERCHANT, 40, of 1231 Jackson Blvd., died at 1:50 a.m. today at the Pilgrim Manor Convalescent Center in Plymouth following a year’s illness.

He was born Dec. 20, 1940 in Morocco to Kenneth W. and Emma PARKES MERCHANT.  He had lived here 10 years, moving from Morocco.  He was married Sept. 21, 1963 in Morocco to Phyllis E. GLAUBKE, who survives.  He was the manager of the Farm Bureau Elevator at Fulton.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Viet Nam War.  He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Rochester Jaycees.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Brian and Timothy [MERCHANT], at home; his mother, Mrs. Emma MERCHANT PRICE, Boca Raton, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Charles (LeeAnn) PHILLIPS, Crawfordsville; two brothers, Dennis and Edwin [MERCHANT], both of Bradenton, Fla.  His father preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday until the hour of service.

 

Beatrice I. Fites

Beatrice Ilean FITES, 71, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 6:30 a.m. today in the Caylor-Nichol Clinic in Bluffton.

She was born July 7, 1910 in Akron to Moses and Valura NYE BAHNEY.  She married Ralph Edward FITES Feb. 15, 1930 in Miami County.  He survives.  Mrs. Fites was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church of Deedsville, the United Methodist Women of the church; Past Matron of the Gilead Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Perry Township Improvement Home Extension Club.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Bernard [FITES], Roann; Ronald and Byron [FITES], of Macy; four grandchildren; a sister, Mary SMITH, North Manchester, and a brother, Gerald BAHNEY, Roann.  Two sons, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church with the Revs. George HAPNER and Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCain funeral Home, Denver, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Order of Eastern Star services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Mary L. Lungren

Mary Lillian TILLETT LUNGREN, 64, Frankfort, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.  She had been ill for 10 days.

She was born May 21, 1917 in Francesville to Leslie and Bess V. SMITH TILLETT.  She was married Feb. 26, 1939 to J. Keith LUNGREN, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Karen SMITH, Tokyo, Japan; Jan TICE, Katy, Texas; and Becky SHARP, Aurora, Colo; two sons, Dr. J. Keith LUNGREN, Jr., Monon; and Kevin LUNGREN, Brown’s Mills, N.J.; a brother, Donald TILLETT, Francesville; a sister, Dorsie KIMBEL, Carmel, and eight grandchildren.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Frankfort with the Rev. Bill VALENTINE officiating.  Burial will be in the Roseland Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Fry Funeral Home in Frankfort.  Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Mary L. Lungren Memorial Fund.


 

Wednesday, September 16, 1981

 

Odell Phillips

Odell PHILLIPS, 75, Rt. 4 (Tippecanoe Shores) Rochester, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth after a two-year illness.

He was born Nov. 8, 1905 in Alabama to James and Carrie HYLER PHILLIPS and had lived in Aubbeenaubbee Township for the last 11 years, moving from Chicago.  He was retired from the Continental Can Co., of Chicago.  He was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Delong.  He was married July 4, 1925 in Fort Payne, Ala., to Minnie PARTRIDGE, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Audrey JACKS, Monon, and Mrs. Wayne (Doris) HARDACRE, Rt. 4, Rochester; a son, Eugene [PHILLIPS], Rt. 4, Rochester; eight grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the gospel Lighthouse Church in Delong with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Memory Lane Memorial Cemetery in Schererville.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver after 2 p.m. Thursday and until 11 a.m. Friday, and then at the church until time of services.

 

Thornton Kindig

Thornton KINDIG, 96, formerly of Logansport, died today at 7:30 a.m. at the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 30, 1885 in Akron to Orville and Alfreda NYE KINDIG.  He had lived here 3 1/2 years, moving from Logansport.  He was married July 3, 1906 to Mary Elizabeth KNAPP, who died Nov. 5, 1972.  He was a retired employee of the Penn Central Railroad.  He was a member of the Tipton Masonic Lodge of Logansport, and the Market Street Methodist Church in Logansport.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Gladys HALL, Rochester, and two grandchildren.  A son, William [KINDIG], and two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery near Athens.  Friends may call from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday and until the hour of services Friday.  Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Myrtle M. Siegfried

Myrtle M. SIEGFRIED, 79, Rt. 1, Roann, died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wabash County Hospital in Wabash where she had been a patient for several days.

She was born July 21, 1902 in Akron to Ambrose and Anna STARR PONTIUS.  She had lived her lifetime in the Akron area.  She was married in 1919 to Edward SIEGFRIED, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Mary) SHIPMAN, Rt. 3, Peru; Mrs. Fred (Donna) SEIBOLD, Rt. 1, Roann; Mrs. Don (Doris) WALKER, Peru; and Mrs. Leonard (Jo Ann) RASMUSSEN, Peru; a son, William “Bud” [SIEGFRIED], Rt. 2, Wabash; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.  Two grandchildren and a great-grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.


 

Kenneth H. Merchant

The family of Kenneth H. MERCHANT would like memorials in commemoration of his death made to the Grace United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.  Merchant died early Tuesday morning in Plymouth following a year’s illness.

 

Thursday, September 17, 1981

 

Lee Russell

Lee RUSSELL, 57, Melrose Park, Ill., died of a heart attack Wednesday in Angola, Ind.

He was born March 29, 1924 to Reuben J. and Nettie RUSSELL.  His wife, Mardelle [RUSSELL], survives.  He was a truck driver.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Patricia SENCO, Melrose Park; a son, Roger [RUSSELL]; his step-mother, Fern RUSSELL, 1431 Bancroft Ave.; three sisters, Elizabeth OSWALD, Eileen SMITHWICK and Ellen MELLOR; and a brother, Carl RUSSELL.  A brother, Calvin [RUSSELL], preceded in death.

Services will be Saturday in Melrose Park and cremation will follow.  Visitation will be on Friday.

 

Friday, September 18, 1981

[no obits]

 

Saturday, September 19, 1981

 

Marie E. VanDalsen

Marie E. VanDALSEN, 36, Roann, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Peru.

She was born April 6, 1945 in Peru to Roy and Berneice KEIM FLORA, who survive.  She married Stephen VanDALSEN Jan. 30, 1975; he survives.  She was a flower designer for the Clearview Glass Co., Peru.

Surviving are a grandmother, Daisy KEIM SMITH, Peru; a daughter, Stacy VanDALSEN, Amboy; four sons, Mark and Alec LEFEBVRE, at home, and Stephen and Shilo VanDALSEN, also at home; two brothers, Allan FLORA, Peru, and Joseph FLORA, Peru.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Olive Branch Church of God, Roann, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.

 

Monday, September 21, 1981

 

Brittney Kay Ousley

Brittney Kay OUSLEY, daughter of Kathleen D. OUSLEY of Kewanna, died a few minutes after birth at 6:45 p.m. Friday in Home Hospital at Lafayette.

Surviving with the mother are two brothers, Marc and Eric [OUSLEY], both at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth SMITH, Rt. 2, Kewanna; and the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester SMITH, Rt. 3, Kewanna.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Kewanna with the Rev. Neil MILLIMAN officiating.  Arrangements are in charge of the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home of Kewanna.
Willadene M. Long

Last rites were conducted this afternoon at the Carlisle funeral home in Michigan City for Mrs. Willadene M. LONG, 57, native of Rochester, who died Friday at 11:15 a.m. at St. Margaret’s hospital in Hammond after a two-day illness.

Mrs. Long resided at 7012 West Bleck Road, Michigan City.  The Rev. Randy HOPKINS officiated at the serviceds and burial was in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens at Michigan City.

Born in Rochester on May 12, 1924, she was the daughter of Claude and Retha MIKESELL STEFFEY.  She had lived in Michigan City 35 years.  Her marriage was Nov. 8, 1941, in Rochester, to Eugene H. LONG, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Terry LONG, Michigan City; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Trudy) CHILDERS, Michigan City; two grandchildren; two brothers, Wilbur STEFFEY, Michigan City, and Virgil BRYANT, Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Connie NESS, Rochester.

 

Berneice Baldwin

Berneice BALDWIN, 72, Indianapolis, died Sunday morning in the St. Francis Hospital in that city.

She was born March 1, 1909 in Kewanna to James and Bessie BARKER BURNS.  She had lived in Indianapolis 38 years, moving from Fulton County.  She was married to H. Wayne BALDWIN, who survives.  She retired from the Indianapolis Public Library System after 22 years employment in 1970.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.

Surviving with the husband are a sister, Mrs. Buell (Ruth) NEWBY, Greenwood; a brother, Robert BURNS, Indianapolis; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A son, Richard RANS, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until the hour of services.

 

Sarah A. McKee

Sarah A. McKEE, 78, Rochester Nursing Home, died at 1:08 p.m. Friday at the Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill three months.

She was born Jan. 7, 1903 in Fulton County to Soloman N. and Mary Belle MOORE BURNS.  She had lived her lifetime in this area.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George McKEE in 1953.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Carol) CUMBERLAND, Akron, and Mrs. Pete (Marilyn) HORTON, Varo Beach, Fla.; two sons, Richard McKEE, Rochester, and John McKEE, Ossian; fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Eva JOHNSON, South Bend, and a brother, Lester [BURNS], Anderson.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today in the Haupert Funeral Home with the Rev. Myron KISSINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola.
William L. Davis

William Lawrence DAVIS, 67, Plymouth, died Friday evening of a heart attack while working in a field near his residence.

He was born Aug. 21, 1914 in San Bernardino, Calif.  He was married to Loyola RICHARD Feb. 19, 1944 in Plymouth; she survives.  He had lived in Marshall County 58 years and was retired from McCord Corporation.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Connie [DAVIS], Plymouth; two sons, Ronnie and Larry DAVIS, both of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Edna SHAFER, Argos, and Mrs. Ida KIRKMAN, Plymouth; a brother, Ed [DAVIS], Argos.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Plymouth with the Rev. Raymond BALZER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth.  The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, September 22, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, September 23, 1981

 

Sylvia B. Jewell

Sylvia B. JEWELL, 90, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 2:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient six weeks.

She was born July 31, 1891 in Liberty Township to Dora and Ella BARKER COLLINS.  She had lived her lifetime in Fulton County.  She was married Nov. 27, 1913 in Rochester to Harry Edward JEWELL, who died March 21, 1932.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church and the Mt. Olive Community Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Charlotte) McCROSKY, Rt. 6, Rochester; a son, Walter JEWELL, Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  A son, Carlos [JEWELL], two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until the hour of service.

 

Thursday, September 24, 1981

 

Glen C. Cloud

Glen C. CLOUD, 86, Indianapolis, died Wednesday in the Americana East Nursing Home in Indianapolis.  He was born in Chili, Ind. and had lived in the Rochester area before moving to Indianapolis.  He married the former Lucile LOY STEEN, formerly of Rochester.  He was a salesman for the Eli Walker Co. for more than 30 years and retired in 1960.  He was also a member of the St. Peter United Church of Christ.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Reese (Jean) MEREDITH, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Flanner and Buchanan Shadeland Mortuary, Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Calling hours are from 6-9 o’clock tonight.


 

Irvin O. Barker

Irvin O. BARKER, 93, a former Rt. 3, Rochester resident, died at 8 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home in Rochester where he had resided since 1979.

He was born Aug. 16, 1888 in Galveston to Owen and Matilda BARKER.  He had lived most of his life in Fulton, Miami and Marshall counties.  He was retired from farming.  He was married April 7, 1908 in Bunker Hill to Hazel Belle COLTER, who wide June 26, 1966.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gaylord (Ester) ZUMBAUGH, Rt. 2, Argos; Mrs. Mable HARSH, Argos; Mrs. Dennis (Mary) FOOR, Rochester; and Mrs. Paul (Edith) HARPER, Rochester; a son, Raymond [BARKER], Rochester; sixteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a niece.  A son, Robert [BARKER], a granddaughter and a sister and half-sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Arley S. MITCHUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizen’s Cemetery in Rochester.  Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday.

 

Friday, September 25, 1981 to Tuesday, September 29, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, September 30, 1981

 

Winifred Dalton

Services for Winifred “Shug” SHIRTZ DALTON were at 2 o’clock today in the Querry-Ulbright Funeral Home in Francesville.  Burial was in the Roseland Cemetery.  Mrs. Dalton was the aunt of Mrs. John T. (Isabelle) PUGH of Rochester.

Mrs. Dalton, 74, died at noon Tuesday in her home in Francesville.  She was the daughter of Albert and Estelle Isabelle SHIRTZ.

Surviving with Mrs. Pugh are a daughter, Nancy Lee DALTON SHEETZ, Caracus, Venezuela, South America; a sister, Valerie BYRD, Francesville; four grandchildren; two nephews, and a brother, Paul SHIRTZ, South Bend.

The Rev. Glen ANDERSON officiated.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Thursday, October 1, 1981

 

Anna E. Fluckey

Anna E. FLUCKEY, 85, Rt. 4, Myers Lake, Plymouth, died at 3:07 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth, where she was a patient for one day.

She was born July 28, 1896 in tyner to Henry and Augusta GOHEEN.  She was married Nov. 16, 1920 in tyner to Clella D. FLUCKEY, who died June 3, 1978.  She had lived at Myers Lake since 1965, moving there from Argos.

Surviving are a son, Owen [FLUCKEY], Rt. 4, Plymouth; a granddaughter; and a brother, Roy GOHEEN, South Bend.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home,Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Southlawn Cemetery at South Bend.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Emerson C. Grass

Emerson C. GRASS, 76, Waterhaven Apartments, East Fourth Street, died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he was a patient six days.  He had been in failing health for four years.

He was born April 22, 1905 in Fulton County to Jacob and Elsie ROGERS GRASS.  He had lived all his life in the county, mostly in Newcastle Township.  He was retired from farming.

Surviving are a sister, Mary KONNECK, Rochester; an uncle and an aunt, Raymond and Ruth ROGERS of Rochester, and cousins.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Buell MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Saturday.

 

Friday, October 2, 1981 to Saturday, October 3, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, October 5, 1981

 

Blanche A. Eisert

Blanche A. EISERT, 85, formerly of 309 E. 14th St., died at 8:30 a.m. today in the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had resided since February.

She was born June 18, 1896 in Lucerne to Bert and Minnie HILKERT and had lived in this area for 41 years, coming from White County.  She was married to Albert Fay EISERT July 1, 1914 in Logansport.  He died July 24, 1963.  She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Community Club, the First Christian Church and the Rochester Senior Citizens.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Mary) HARVEY, Rochester; a son, Bert G. EISERT, Reno, Nev.; five grandchildren, including Mrs. Arnold (Kay) HORN of Rochester, and six great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death in 1931.

Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery, Lucerne.  Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Alva Elkins

Alva ELKINS, 88, Green Oak, died at 10:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Michael Wilson, Jr.

The body of Michael WILSON Jr., 22-month-old son of Nancy WILSON of Culver, was found in the Yellow River near Knox, state police said.

The infant was reported missing Friday after walking away from a riverfront home his mother was visiting in Starke County.

Authorities say the boy apparently drowned.
Lola Felder

Lola EBER FELDER, 95, formerly of Rochester, died Friday at Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

She was born July 29, 1886 in Fulton County to Lewis and Elizabeth DIELMAN EBER, and lived in Fulton County for 37 years.  She first married Omar HAGAN in 1912; he died in 1918.  She married John FELDER in 1923; he died in 1968.

Surviving are a son, John FELDER, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-daughters, Lola TAYLOR, San Diego, Calif., and Marguerite HOLLAND, Los Angeles, Calif.  A son, Gerald HAGAN, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester, with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday until the hour of the service.

 

Wilbur S. Severs

Wilbur S. SEVERS, 74, 510 W. Main St., Mentone, died at 6:35 a.m. Sunday in Kosciusko County Community Hospital at Warsaw.

He was born July 2, 1907 near Dayton, Ohio and moved to Mentone two years ago from the Chapman Lake area near Warsaw.  He was a retired carpenter.  He was married Aug. 31, 1947 to Mary DEERWESTER, who survives.

Also surviving are two step-children, Mrs. Ray (Eleanor) VANATOR, Pierceton, and Dale J. WALLACE, Mentone; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel KIRK, and a brother, Paul SEVERS, both of Dayton.  A son, Howard [SEVERS], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home at Mentne with the Rev. Sheldon GRAME officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Anna Gregg

Anna GREGG, 86, North Little Rock, Ark., died Saturday in the Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso.

She was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Roland, Ark.

Surviving are a son, Robert STINNETT, Valparaiso; four daughters, Mrs. Guy (Mary) SMITH, Lowell; Ruth RENTSCHLER, Rochester; Mrs. Clifford (Christine) MARSH, Shelby, Ind., and Mrs. John (Ida) POWELL, Little Rock, Ark.; thirty-one grandchildren; forty-four great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Walter PERDUE, Virginia; Henry PERDUE, Rochester, and Wilson PERDUE, Arkansas.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz Funeral Home in Lowell with the Rev. Richard L. JORDAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Orchard Grove Cemetery in Lowell.  Friends may call Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Memorials, other than flowers, may be made to the Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Tuesday, October 6, 1981

 

William H. Brinkroeger

Graveside memorial services for William H. BRINKROEGER will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Mr. Brinkroeger died June 8 at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz.  The Rev. David HEYWARD will officiate.  Mr. Brinkroeger was the husband of the former June OVERMYER of Rochester.

 

Agnes B. Heisler

Agnes B. HEISLER, 82, of 910 1/2 Wabash Ave., died unexpectedly at 9:15 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial Hospital where she had been admitted five hours earlier.

She was born Sept. 1, 1899 in Chicago to Joel F. and Minnie BERLIN MARTIN and had lived in this area since 1951, coming from Bourbon.  She married George Wayne HEISLER June 21, 1925 in Bourbon.  He died in 1973.  She was part owner and operator of a pharmacy in Bourbon until it was sold in 1951 and then she was owner of Heisler’s Pharmacy of Rochester with her husband and son.  She was a retired pharmacist, a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Manitou Chapter of DAR, Manitou Garden Club, Order of Eastern Star 70, and the Birthday Club.

Surviving are a son, Franklin W. HEISLER, Rt. 7, Rochester; a sister, June JONES, Lakewood, Col., and five grandchildren, Rosemary SCHNECK, Phyllis HEISLER, Barbara HEISLER, Glenn HEISLER and David HEISLER.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday.  The Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorials ervices at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Wednesday, October 7, 1981

 

Phyllis A. McCay

Phyllis Ann McCAY, 44, died unexpectedly at 12:30 a.m. today at her home on Rt. 2, Argos.

She was born Jan. 6, 1937 in Warsaw to Kenneth and Mary PHILLIPS FAWLEY.  She was married March 17, 1960 in Warsaw to George McCAY, who survives.  She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Brent and Michael [McCAY], both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Dan (Norma) SLAGLE, Wabash; and Mrs. Jack (Janet) ROWE and Mrs. Russell (Doris) ALDERFER, both of Argos; a brother, Max FAWLEY, Warsaw; and the parents, of Warsaw.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren near Argos with the Rev. William B. GAHM officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and at the church on Friday for one hour before services.  Memorials may be given to the Lupus Foundation.
Thursday, October 8, 1981

 

Cora B. Milliser

Cora Belle MILLISER, 96, former resident of 301 W. Ninth St., and a patient at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for the last four years, died at 12:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been a patient there for five weeks.

She was born Oct. 27, 1884 in Kewanna to Benjamin and Elmira HUDKINS BRUCE.  She had resided in the Burton and Rochester communities most of her life.  She was married June 30, 1907 at Bruce Lake Station to Surphes MILLISER, who died in April 1967.  She attended the Burton United Methodist Church and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Dale [MILLISER], Rt. 5, Rochester; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two daughters, Violet VANATTA and Irene SOUTHERLAND; two sons, Hurshel and Wilson [MILLISER]; a sister, and three brothers.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery [west] of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, October 9, 1981

 

Hazel Bellew

Hazel M. BELLEW, 81, formerly of 1212 Main St., died at 2:35 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth.  She had lived at the nursing home 8 1/2 years.

Mrs. Bellew was born Aug. 4, 1900 in Argos to Alvah and Lena FIEZER MILLER.  She had lived in Rochester since 1969, coming here from Rockford, Ill.  Her first marriage was to Nicholas TESTA; he died in January 1951.  She married Chellis BELLEW in 1957 in Chicago; he died in May, 1973.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester and of the Chicago Women’s Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Jeanne MOREHEAD, Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Leone MOW, formerly of Rochester, now of Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, and Catherine McGROGAN, Niles, Mich.; a brother, Carl S. MILLER, South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Saturday, October 10, 1981

 

Hurshell L. Smith

Hurshell L. SMITH, 70, of 212 Pontiac St., died unexpectedly at 1:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admission.  He had been in failing health for a year.

He was born Dec. 2, 1910 in Fulton County to William and Minerva J. MAPPIN SMITH.  He moved to South Bend in 1923 and returned to Rochester in 1967.  He married Trellis P. THOMANN, July 3, 1938 in Delphi; she died Sept. 2, 1962.  He married Geneva LANZ BOWYER July 1, 1967 in Rochester; she died Nov. 9, 1975.  He married Pearl E. CLARY Jan. 10, 1976 in Elkhart; she survives.  He was a retired Studebaker employee and also retired from the Wicks Corp. in Argos in 1975.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Beverly) HASSE, Albion, Mich., and Mrs. Larry (Joy) FELTIS, Elkhart; five grandchildren; a step-son, Earl Gene FANCIL, Warsaw; a step-grandchild; two sisters, Virginia AULT, Plymouth, and Mrs. Deverl (Audrey) SMITH, Mishawaka; two brothers, Melvin SMITH, Huntington Beach, Calif., and DeVerl SMITH, Mishawaka.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of service Monday.

 

Monday, October 12, 1981

 

John J. Delworth, Sr.

John J. DELWORTH, Sr., 85, Valparaiso, died at the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in Chicago Sunday.

He was born Dec. 16, 1895 in St. Louis, Mo. to Jeremiah and Rosalie McDONALD DELWORTH and was a member of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Valparaiso.  He was a veteran of World War I serving in the Navy; a maritime engineer, and was commander in the U.S. Maritime Commission in World War II.  He was a member of the American Legion and Elks Lodges in Valparaiso.  He married Alice M. STEVENS in Tavistock, England July 26, 1920.  She died Oct. 14, 1979.

Surviving are a son, John J. DELWORTH, Jr., Rochester, and five grandchildren, Mary Alice HUNT, Patricia DELWORTH and Michael DELWORTH all of Phoenix, Ariz.; Timothy DELWORTH, Purdue University, and John F. DELWORTH, Rochester.

Friends may call at the Dykes Funeral Home, Valparaiso, from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday.  A short service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Valparaiso.  The Elks burial service will be given at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Indiana Elks Cancer fund.
Elzie C. Blackburn

Elzie C. BLACKBURN, 85, of 600 E. 13th St., died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in his home after a six-month illness.  Death was unexpected.

He was born May 7, 1896 in Boyne Falls, Mich., to William and Almeda DOWNS BLACKBURN and had lived in this area most of his life except for two years residing in Wabash.  He was married Dec. 25, 1917 near Rochester to Myra P. MOON; she survives.  He was a retired carpenter.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Homer (Bette) CLEVENGER, Wabash, and Mrs. James (Elizabeth) ZELLER, Rochester; four sons, William [BLACKBURN], Logansport; Robert [BLACKBURN], Wabash;  Kenneth [BLACKBURN], Rochester, and John [BLACKBURN], Indianapolis; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Melvin (Anna) RINGLE, Logansport.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tonight and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday.

 

Marjorie P. Jackson

Marjorie Pauline JACKSON, 49, Andrews, Ind., died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday at Wabash County Hospital.

Mrs. Jackson was born Feb. 9, 1932 in Wabash County to Delbert and Rosella REESE FLOOR.  She lived in Andrews the past three years, moving from Silver Lake.  She married Clint JACKSON in 1948 in Warsaw; he survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Timothy [JACKSON], Andress, and Terry [JACKSON], Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Sharon) KLINE, Silver Lake; four sisters, Mrs. Lincoln (Betty) HUNTER, Wabash; Mrs. Elton (Helen) GINTHER, Rochester; Mrs. Bill (Edna Rose) HILEMAN, Wabash; and Mrs. James (Barbara) DOLLARHIDE, Van Lear, Ky.; and eight grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.

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

 

Robert L. Copeland

Robert L. COPELAND, 65, of 1415 Wabash Ave., died at 10:25 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Mr. Copeland was born Oct. 7, 1916 in Huntington County to William and Coessiea AKERS COPELAND.  He had lived in Rochester five years, after living most of his life in Lagro.  He married Dorothy BOTKIN Jan. 29, 1938 in Wabash; she survives.  He was retired from Diehl Machines, Wabash, where he was a machinist for 30 years.  He was a member of the Rochester Church of God and the Tuscan Masonic Lodge at Lagro.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert K. COPELAND, Rochester; a daughter, Beverly BYERS, Brownsburg, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen-Minor Funeral Home in Wabash with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Center Crove Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 tonight.  Memorials may be made to the Church of God building fund.
Frederick F. Freyberg, Jr.

Frederick F. FREYBERG, Jr., 57, Appleton, Wis., died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon while visiting a daughter in Minnesota.  He was the brother of William FREYBERG of Rochester.

Surviving with the brother are the wife, three daughters and three sons.

Services are pending in Appleton.

 

Tuesday, October 13, 1981

 

Frederick F. Freyberg, Jr.

Services for Frederick F. FREYBERG, Jr., Appleton,Wis., brother of William FREYBERG of Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Wichmann Funeral Home in Appleton.  Burial will be in the Appleton Cemetery.  Mr. Freyberg died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon while visiting a daughter in Minnesota.

 

Samuel Matthewson

Samuel MATTHEWSON, 66, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 4 p.m. Monday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis.  He had been a patient since Sept. 17 and in failing health for two years.

He was born Oct. 9, 1915 in Elnora,Ind., to Curtis and Inez COLE MATTHEWSON.  He had lived in this area for nine years, coming from Chicago.  He married Barbara MANIA in Chicago, May 8, 1972; she survives.  He was employed by Sims Freight Corp., of Chicago, and was a member of the Teamsters Union, served with the U.S. Army in World War II and was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Morocco, Ind.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Gwendolyn MILLER, and a son, William E. [MATTHEWSON], both of Indianapolis; two brothers, William T. [MATTHEWSON], Indianapolis, and Harry [MATTHEWSON], Thayer, Ind.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at 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. Wednesday and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service.  A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Sarah Elissa White

Graveside services were to be at 10 a.m. today at the St. Ann Cemetery, Kewanna, for Sarah Elissa WHITE, infant daughter of Edwin James and Pamela Marie VanLUE WHITE, Rt. 2, Kewanna.

The baby died two hours after birth in Woodlawn Hospital Saturday.  Father Joseph BURETSCH was to officiate the service.  The Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna handled the arrangements.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Carrie Elizabeth [WHITE], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James WHITE, Kewanna; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard BUTT, Winamac; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore WHITE, Kewanna; and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Titus SAMYS, San Diego, Calif.
Elbert L. Reynolds

Elbert L. “Bert” REYNOLDS, 86, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill for four months.

He was born Jan. 17, 1895 at Robinson, Ill., to Thomas James and Julia SIMONS REYNOLDS.  He lived most of his life in this area after moving here from Robinson, Ill.  He married Elsie J. FENSTERMAKER; she died in August 1965.  He was retired as custodian of Woodlawn Hospital.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Sue) DANIELS, El Dorado, Kan.; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Harley REYNOLDS, San Jose, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Revene) KALEY, Robinson, Ill.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday until the hour of service.

 

Wednesday, October 14, 1981

 

John A. Barrett

John Abner BARRETT, 82, 117 E. Seventh St., died Tuesday at 5:40 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital.  He had been in ill health six years, being seriously ill the past nine weeks.

Mr. Barrett had a long career as a hotel operator both here and elsewhere.  This included operation of the Barrett hotel in Rochester, also known before and after as the Arlington hotel; the White City Amusement Park on the north shore of Lake Manitou; the Puritan hotel in Indianapolis, and the Blue Skies hotel in Miami Beach, Fla.  He also was associated with his father, Abner BARRETT, in operation of the Barrett Lumber company in this city.

Born Oct. 28, 1898, in Kokomo, he was the son of Abner J. and Rosetta McINTYRE CHESTNUT BARRETT and had lived in Rochester most of his life.  His marriage was Sept. 17, 1922, in Fort Wayne to Grace Ysobel TRUE, who survives.  Mr. Barrett was a 39-year member of the Eagles lodge.

Surviving besides the wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Peggy Lou) YANKOWITZ, Palm Pines, Miami, Fla.; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Myron (Charlotte) ARGENBRIGHT, Rochester; and two nephews, Steve MOORE, Sarasota, Fla., and Bill ZARING, Monon.

Rites will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Zimmerman Brothers funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.
Nile V. Coplen

Nile V. COPLEN, 77, South Bend, died at his home at 5 ‘clock this morning after a lengthy illness.

He was born in 1904 in fulton County to Harvey and Bessie MIDDLETON COPLEN and lived in the South Bend area since 1953 after moving from Michigan.  He was married in 1928 in Mishawaka to Helen SCOTT who survives.  He was a retired Camp Ranger for the Boy Scouts of America.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nila) GERHOLD, South Bend; six sons, Duane [COPLEN], of Cassopolis, Mich.; Bud [COPLEN], of Sevierville, Tenn.; Richard [COPLEN] of Three Rivers, Mich.; Jim [COPLEN] of South Bend; Tom [COPLEN] of Macon, Ga., and David [COPLEN] of Lutz, Fla. twenty grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and two brothers, Roy COPLEN, Plymouth, and Walter COPLEN, Argos.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Howard G. Horn

Howard G. HORN, 73, Mentone, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday in the Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital.  He had been ill several months.

He was born Dec. 2, 1907 in Tippecanoe to Granville and Mary DORLAND HORN and had lived all of his life in the Mentone and Tippecanoe areas.  He was married Dec. 2, 1936 in Bourbon to Pearl DAVIS who survives.  He was an elder at the Mentone Church of Christ and was retired from the Agri-Center, formerly Valentine Elevator.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Marilyn) COLVERT, Fort Wayne; a son, Lester [HORN], Williamsport, Md.; five grandchildren; four sisters, Zedna MOLLENHOUR, Dunellon, Fla.; Mrs. James (Mabel) CRADDOCK, St. Albans, W. Va.; Mrs. Ford (Opal) MEREDITH and Mrs. Howard (Thelma) CLIPP, both of Elkhart; two brothers, Kenneth [HORN] of Mentone, and Donald [HORN] of Winona Lake.  A daughter, Jody [HORN], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home with Brothers Ermil NORMAN and Billy STEELE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

 

Cleo Way

Cleo WAY, 90, Argos, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Plymouth Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient for a day.

She was born May 22, 1891 in Silver Lake to Arthur and Samantha HERALD SMITH.  She had lived in Culver from 1952 to 1979 and then moved to Argos with her daughter.  She was married Oct. 26, 1916 in Silver Lake to Eugene WAY.  He died May 4, 1950.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Mildred) HEISER, Argos; and a grandson, Mark HEISER, Argos.  A brother, Worden SMITH, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home,Argos,with the Rev. Warren McCUEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, where graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Driday.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and until the time of services on Friday.
Ruth L. Brown

Ruth L. BROWN, 67, of 1602 Elm St., died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in the South Bend Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for two months.  She had been ill for a year.

Mrs. Brown was born June 23, 1914 in Argos to William and Jennie VANCE LYTLE.  Her father survives.  She had lived in this area for 46 years.  She married Arthur E. BROWN on June 1, 1935 in Akron; he survives.  She was retired from Hart, Schaffner and Marx in 1976 and was a member of the Retiree Club of Hart, Schaffner and Marx.

Surviving with the father and husband are two sisters, Helen CROUSSORE, Bremen, and Mrs. Albert (Betty) MELTON, Traverse City, Mich.; two brothers, Bill LYTLE, Alsip, Ill., and Vance LYTLE, Akron; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Friday.

 

Thursday, October 15, 1981

 

David W. Shafer

David Winfield SHAFER, 64, died this morning at 1:40 o’clock in Woodlawn Hospital after a short illness.  He resided on the north shore of Lake Manitou.

Mr. Shafer, a member of one of Rochester’s earliest families, had spent his life in this community except for 10 years’ residence in California.  For nine years, from 1946-55, he was a partner in the ownership and operation of the Colonial Hotel and Terrace Gardens at Lake Manitou, first with Ray ROY and later with Maurice COPLEN.  Prior to World War II, when he served with the U.S. Navy on Guam in the Pacific, he was co-oner with Gene COPLEN of the Coplen and Shafer Drug Store, located at the present Gengerbread House site [SW corner Eighth and Main].

From 1955-65, he served as sales manager of Safe-Pac, on industrial insulation firm, in San Gabriel, Cal.   After returning to Rochester in 1965, he founded his own manufacturers’ representative firm, Shafer Sales.

Mr. Shafter’s grandfather, Dr. Winfield SHAFER, was a Rochester physician, who in 1905 founded Woodlawn hospital, which later was continued in family ownersnip by his father, Dr. Howard SHAFER.

Born April 11, 1917, in this city, he was the son of Howard and Mary STANTON SHAFER.  His marriage was June 11, 1937, in this city to Betty YOUNG, who survives.  He was a member of the First Baptist church and Elks lodge and had attended Indiana university after his graduation from RHS.

Aldso surviving are a son, Peter SHAFER, Rochester; four grandsons, Michael, Mark, Robert and Daniel SHAFER, all of this city; one brother, John SHAFER, Prescott, Ariz., and one sister, Mrs. Richard (Elizabeth) STRAUSS, Pasadena, Cal.  One son, Robert Michael [SHAFER], preceded in death Aug. 7, 1947.

Memorial services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist church with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements; there will be no visitation hours.

The family requests that any memorials be made to the building fund of the Fulton County Public Library.
James O. Young

James O. YOUNG, 65, formerly of Lake Manitou, now of Kokomo, died at 8:40 a.m. today in the St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born Jan. 18, 1916 in Gays, Ill., to James and Carrie ROBERTS YOUNG.  He married Louise BRACKNEY Jan 25, 1936; she survives.  He was owner of the Young Distributing Co., Kokomo, and was the three-time winner of the National Left Handers Golf Tournament.  He was also the winner of the Indiana State Left handers Golf Tournament and the Indiana State Seniors Left Handers Golf Tournament.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Carol Joy HOLLOWAY, Rochester; two sons, James and Robert [YOUNG], Kokomo; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Gertrude YOUNG, Mattoon, Ill.; Edith WETHERELL, Gays, Ill., and Helen JOHNSON, Phoenix, Ariz.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Ellers Funeral Chapel, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo.  Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Grdens Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Emmanuel B. Caywood

Emmanuel B. CAYWOOD, 75, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill since July.

He was born Nov. 23, 1905 in Rockford, Ohio, to Alburn and Phoebe STOFFER CAYWOOD.  He lived in Rochester the past two months, moving here from Luther, Mich.  He first married Opal M. LAMBORN on July 26, 1925.  His second marriage was to Norma J. CORDILL, Feb. 8, 1947; she died in November 1980.  He was an electrician, served with the U.S. Seebees in the South Pacific during World War II, and was a member of the VFW.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Ramona) MYERS, Rochester; a son, Robert D. CAYWOOD, Rochester; seven [sic] grandchildren, Debra CAYWOOD, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Tamara McCOY, Rochester; Joseph CAYWOOD, Elkhart; Raynee, Brett and John MYERS, all of Rochester; two sisters, Ester McDOWELL, Hillsdale, Mich.; and Evelyn HAMILTON, Prosser, Wash.  A granddaughter, Vicki PARSONS preceded in death.

Private services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Cremation was to follow.

 

Jessie O. Romig

Jessie Olive ROMIG, 71, South Bend, died at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Mrs. Romig was born Jan. 16, 1910 at Bismarck, N.D., to Ida and Jess BRYANT.  She had lived in South Bend for 51 years, moving from Fulton.  She married Frederick H. ROMIG in Rochester, May 16, 1927; he died in July 1971.  She was a member of the Daughters of America in South Bend and a former employee of Kralis Brothers at Mentone.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty L. WUNDER, St. James City, Fla.; two sons, Bill D. [ROMIG], South Bend, and Robert [ROMIG], New Carlisle; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cleo MILLER, Etna Green.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hollis-Palmer Funeral Home, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, with the Rev. Donald NEELY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Athens, where graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Friday, October 16, 1981 to Monday, October 19, 1981

 

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Tuesday, October 20, 1981

 

Ethel M. Brown

Ethel M. BROWN, 56, Deedsville, died at 4:55 a.m. today at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born June 14, 1925 in Armstrong Creek,Wis., to Edward and Edith MILLER HANSEN.  She married Omer L. BROWN on July 5, 1946 at Iron Mountain, Mich.; he survives.  She was a former employee of General Tire at Wabash, and a member of the Rochester Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the husband are a son, James [BROWN], Peru; a daughter, Linda HEINS, Macy; three grandchildren; five brothers, Clifford HANSEN, Leona, Wis.; Edward HANSEN, Green Bay, Wis.; Forrest HANSEN, Pestigo, Wis.; Floyd and Gordon HANSEN, both of Algoma, Wis.; four sisters, Irene KADUBEK, Loretta CHITKO and Betty TOMASZEWSKI, all of Armstrong Creek, Wis.; and Beatrice BARNEY, Leona, Wis.  A brother, Arthur [HANSEN], was killed in World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Charles Monroe Wadkins, Jr.

Charles Monroe WADKINS, Jr., 3 months old, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday at his residence Rt. 2, North Manchester.

The child was born June 23 at Kosciusko Community Hospital to Charles and Becky KLINE WADKINS.  Surviving with the parents are a brother, Clinton S. [WADKINS]; the paternal grandparents, George WADKINS and Alma WADKINS, Silver Lake; the maternal grandparents, William KLINE, North Manchester, and Sandra KLINE, Akron; five uncles, and seven aunts.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lakeview Cemetery with the Rev. Ralph DOTSON officiating.  Friends of the family may call at the Strong Funeral Home at Silver Lake after 4 p.m.

 

Ralph R. Powell

Ralph Reed POWELL, 88, formerly of Macy, died at 8:10 a.m. today at the Masonic Home in Franklin.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Wednesday, October 21, 1981

 

Ralph R. Powell

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Plainview Cemetery, Macy, for Ralph Reed POWELL, 87, formerly of Macy, who died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday at the Masonic Home Hospital, Franklin.

Mr. Powell was born July 29, 1894 in Macy.  He first married Verna CARROTHERS.  His second marriage was to Daisy Bessie FROBISH on Nov. 7, 1959; she died July 12, 1980.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Macy Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Earl (Elaine) ROBERTS, Orange Park, Fla.; two step-sons, LeRoy FROBISH, Onarga, Ill.; and John C. FROBISH, Zionsville; nine-step-grandchildren; and twelve step-great=grandchildren.

The Rev. Norris KING will officiate the graveside services at the cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

 

G. Wesley Cheesman

G. Wesley CHEESMAN, 63, of 1410 Spear St., died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital where he was admitted a short time prior to his death.

He was born May 4, 1918 in Clinton County to James and Ethel CARTER CHEESMAN.  He had lived in Rochester since 1952, coming here from Lafayette.  He married Chloris J. GOOCHENOUR in Lafayette on June 10, 1939.  He was a retired self-employed equipment operator.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Shari) PUCKETT and Mrs. James (Nita) COPLEN, both of Rochester; and Mrs. James (Judy) GREEN, Minot, N.D.; two sons, James and Larry CHEESMAN, both of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Tony (Delpha) OGLETREE and Mrs. Andy (Imogene) FERENCY, both of Bristol, Tenn.; two brothers, Leonard CHEESMAN, Rossville, and Floyd CHEESMAN, Kokomo; and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters and the parents preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at 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 2:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

William W. Hightower

William W. HIGHTOWER, 65, Rt. 1, Kewanna (Bruce Lake), died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born Nov. 25, 1915 at Mt. Carmel, Ill., to the Rev. Clarence and Katherine BETEBENNER HIGHTOWER.  He married Elizabeth CONE on June 18, 1956; she survives.  He had lived in the Bruce Lake area since retiring as superintendent of the Hall Printing Co. of Chicago.  He also had been superintendent of the Cuneo Press of Kokomo.  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Mt. Morris, Ill.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Catherine HIGHTOWER and Peggy BUTTS, both of Kokomo; a son, Edward HAYES, Kokomo; four grandchildren; a sister, Beatrice IHLENFELD, Fargo, N.D.; and a brother, Kellar HIGHTOWER, Mt. Morris, Ill.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ellers Funeral Home, Kokomo, with the Rev. Toby RENDLEMAN officiating.  burial will be at the Sunset Memory Garden, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.


 

Thursday, October 22, 1981

 

Clara Rohrer

Clara ROHRER, 93, formerly of Argos, died at 8:10 a.m. Thursday in the Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for five years.

She was born Oct. 2, 1888 near Tippecanoe to Clinton and Alice KESSLER VANGUNDY and had lived in the Argos, Tippecanoe and Bourbon areas all her life.  She was married Jan. 9, 1909 to George BELL.  He died Jan. 26, 1929.  She then married Harry ROHRER July 4, 1934; he died Oct. 26, 1964.  She was a member of the former Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Ora DREW, Deltona, Fla.; a step-son, Harry Wayne ROHERE, Battle Creek, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Faye) LAYMAN, Wakarusa. A daughter, Ruth BELL died in 1975.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery, southwest of Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and until the hour of services Saturday.

 

Ruth E. Daywalt

Ruth E. DAYWALT, 80, Mexico, died at noon Wednesday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born in Courter, Ind., Nov. 2, 1900 to Reuben and Samantha ENGLISH ARMANTROUT.  She was married to Park W. DAYWALT on Oct. 28, 1919 in Peru; he died May 20, 1971.  She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren and the Jefferson Township Home Extension Club.

Surviving are a sister, Maude REYNOLDS, Formerly of Rochester and now of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a niece, Mrs. Paul THOMAS, Rochester; and two nephews, Russell REYNOLDS, Peru, and Donald REYNOLDS, Rochester.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at the Mexico Church of the Brethren at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mexico Greenlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday at the church for one hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

 

Porter Carroll

Porter CARROLL, 79, Knightstown, died early Wednesday morning at Hancock Memorial Hospital at Greenfield.

He was born Feb. 10, 1902 in Orange County to Mr. and Mrs. Hickman CARROLL.  He was a retired mechanic, a member of the First Christian Church of Knightstown, a past patron of the Knightstown Order of Eastern Star, and a past master of the Knightstown Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are the wife, Dorothy RAMSEY CARROLL; four sons, Edward [CARROLL], Rochester; Bob [CARROLL], Wilkinson; Charles [CARROLL], Richmond; and Norman [CARROLL], Knightstown; two step-daughters, Marlene SATO, Huntsville, Ala., and Susan GRIFFIN, Plainfield; twelve grandchildren; seven step=grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Grace HOWARD, Loogootee.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Butcher Funeral Home, Knightstown, with Pastor Robert BERKEBILE officiating.  Burial will be in the Glen Cove Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.


 

Friday, October 23, 1981

 

Ruth D. Richardson

Ruth D. RICHARDSON, 79, Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 4 a.m. today in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born March 14, 1902 to James and Ida HOWER DOWNS and had resided in Rochester all but four years of her life.  She lived for four years in Monon when her husband practiced medicine there.  She was married in Rochester May 20, 1928 to Dr. Charles L. RICHARDSON, who preceded in death.  Mrs. Richardson was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the First Baptist Church, the Alpha Associate of Tri Kappa Sorority, the Manitou Garden Club, the Rochester Woman’s Club and the Fulton County Historical Society.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Joseph D. RICHARDSON, Rochester; two daughters, Beth OLIVER, Zionsville, and Mrs. Robert (Susan) YOST, Dayton, Ind.; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; seven step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Russell (Leah) SMILEY and Mrs. Howard (Marjorie) FRED, both of Rochester; and a brother, Morton DOWNS, South Bend.

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.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 10:30 to noon and 5 to 9 p.m.   Friends also may call Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.  The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions to the Fulton County Library Building Fund, to the First Baptist Church, or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Johnson E. Brandt

Johnson Edward BRANDT, 63, South Bend, died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend following a two-year illness.

Brandt was born Oct. 20, 1918 in Deedsville to Elbert and Ruth JOHNSON BRANDT.  He lived in South Bend the past 34 years, moving there from Rochester.  He married Olive DRUDGE in Rochester on Feb. 28, 1941; she survives.  He was a retired truck driver for Drewry’s Limited and McCormick’s Food Service.  He was a member of the Valley Lodge, South Bend; the Masonic Lodge; the Teamsters Union, and was a World War II veteran, serving with the Navy.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Steven L. BRANDT], South Bend; two grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie KNAUFF, North Manchester, and two brothers, Kenneth [BRANDT], Rochester, and Robert [BRANDT], Punta Gorda, Fla.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., South Bend, with the Rev. Gaither BAILEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph County Cancer Society.

 

Thelma Kreighbaum

Thelma KREIGHBAUM, 74, a former resident of the Santa Anna community (Rt. 1, Argos), died at 3 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  She had lived at the nursing home five years.  Miss Kreighbaum was born April 1, 1907 near Culver to Francis and Maud DUDDLESON KREIGHBAUM and had been ill most of her life.

She is surived by a sister, Wilda KREIGHBAUM, Plymouth, and a brother, Drisco KREIGHBAUM, Culver.  A brother, Leo [KREIGHBAUM], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, west of Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Sunday.


 

Saturday, October 24, 1981

 

Thurman C. Crook

Thurman Charles CROOK, 90, R.R. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died in Woodlawn Hospital Friday.  He was a former U.S. Congressman.

Born July 18, 1891 in Miami County, he was the son of Ashford and Sarah KINGERY CROOK.  He attended Valparaiso and Purdue universities, was a member of the Indiana State Legislature 1939-47 and was a U.S. representative 1949-50.  He was a teacher and coach at schools in Cass, White, Carroll, Marshall and Miami counties.  Mr. Crook was chairman of the Northern Indiana Crippled Children’s hospital board and a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, Northern Indiana Teachers Federation, the Industrial and the National Vocation associations and the Indiana Legislative Club.

Surviving are two grandchildren, Janet WHATLEY and Susan GIBSON, both of Birmingham, Ala.  A daughter, Vera Christine GRIMM, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Fisher Funeral Home at Logansport.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.

 

Fern M. Harter

Fern Mae HARTER, 77, Akron, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Feb. 26, 1904 in Rochester to Charles and Ella TAYLOR.  She married Wilbur HARTER Sept. 5, 1930; he died Sept. 7, 1965.  She was a member of the Omega Church, Omega Club, and Order of the Eastern Star, all of Akron.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn LARGEN, California and Suzanne NILES, Muncie; a son, Joseph [HARTER], Akron; three brothers, Howard TAYLOR, Rochester; Cecil TAYLOR, Mount Sterling, Ohio; and Floyd TAYLOR, New York; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Annabell) PAWLICK, Michigan City, and Mrs. Ralph (Dola) CONWAY, Michigan City; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Three daughters, two brothers, and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lee STUBBLEFIELD officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after  2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Ruth D. Richardson

Funeral services for Ruth D. RICHARDSON, 79, Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou), will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Rochester, rather than at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, as previously scheduled.

Mrs. Richardson died at Indianapolis St. Vincent Hospital at 4 p.m. Friday.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until noon and from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Friends also may call at the church for an hour prior to the service on Monday.
Monday, October 26, 1981

 

Dick Geiger

Dick GEIGER, 66, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, died unexpectedly Sunday at 8:05 p.m. at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago after becoming ill at a Chicago Bears football game.

Mr. Geiger was born Sept. 6, 1915 in Akron to Charles and Nellie GOOD GEIGER and lived most of his life in the Rochester and Akron communities.  He married Sonja MATTIX in Rochester on June 8, 1974.  He was retired from Jones Implement Co. and was co-owner of Chamberlain’s Bar and Lounge.  He was a member of the Church of God at Silver Lake, and Father’s Auxiliary of the VFW, and was a trustee and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Jenell) STOCKBERGER, Rochester; Mrs. Dale (Michele) CRAFT, Akron; and Mrs. Dennis (Darla) PUGH, Denver; two sons, Bud [GEIGER], Akron, and Dick [GEIGER], Boca Raton, Fla.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Richard (Pamela) ROGERS, Castle Air Force Base, Calif., and Mrs. Rodney (Sherri) EILER, Rochester; a step-son, James RANSTEAD, San Diego, Calif.; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two sisters, Faudeline HILL, Rochester, and Joy TILDEN, Akron.  Five sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, southeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Association or the Diabetic Foundation.

 

Irvin W. Warner

Irvin W. WARNER, 70, formerly of Plymouth, died Thursday at Desert Samaritan Hospital, Mesa, Ariz.

Mr. Warner was born Dec. 17, 1910 at Denver to Walter and Nona ZARTMAN WARNER.  He married Opal VICE on Oct. 27, 1934; she survives.  He was a retired foundry worker and had lived in Arizona for the last 10 years, moving there from Plymouth.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Loretta) HUNDT, and a son, Marvin [WARNER], both of Plymouth; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary NICKLES, Logansport, and Edna COFFING, Warsaw.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth.  Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Theodore A Kleine

Theodore A. KLEINE, 80, of 1114 E. Calvert St., South Bend, died at 2:45 a.m. today in the Ridgedale Nursing Home in South Bend following a 10-month illness.

He was born Dec. 6, 1900 in Hagen, Germany.  He was married Nov. 26, 1932 in Woodstock, Ill., to Eva HARMON, originally of Argos.  He had lived in South Bend since 1951, moving from Delavin, Wis.  He retired in 1966 as store manager of the A&P grocery chain.

Surviving ar the wife; a sister, Louise [KLEINE], and a brother Albert, both of Germany.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home Ironwood Chapel, 435 South Ironwood, South Bend, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  The Grossman Funeral Home inArgos is in charge of arrangements.
Tuesday, October 27, 1981

 

Helen L. Ginther

Helen I. GINTHER, 51, of 520 Indiana Ave., died at 8:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Wednesday, October 28, 1981

 

Helen L. Ginther

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Helen Louise GINTHER, 51, of 520 Indiana Ave.  She died at 820 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for one month.

Mrs. Ginther was born July 6, 1930 in Wabash County to Delbert and Rosella REESE FLOOR.  She lived most of her life in and around Rochester and Akron.  She married Alton E. GINTHER in Akron on Aug. 4, 1956; he survives.  She was an employee of Torin Manufacturing.

Serviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Sue) WHITE, Rochester; a son, William L. GINTHER, Claypool; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Link (Betty) HUNTER and Mrs. William (Rose) HILEMAN, both of Wabash, and Mrs. James (Barbara) DOLLARHIDE, Paintsville, Ky.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

The Rev. Joey WATT will officiate and services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2:30 to 9 p.m. today, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

 

Thursday, October 29, 1981

 

Anna F. Hagedorn

Anna Frances HAGEDORN, Rt. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.  She had been in failing health since spring.

She was born Aug. 21, 1911 in Lakeside Park, Ky., to Joseph and Lucille BUSHELMAN KUNKEL.  She had lived in Nyona Lake since 1949, moving from Chicago.  She was married June 21, 1941 in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., to Leonard HAGEDORN, who survives.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholid Church in Rochester.

Surviving are a son, David [HAGEDORN], Kokomp; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Blanche HAHN, Lakeside Park, Ky.; Mary MINOR, Redding, Ohio; Eileen KUNKEL, Monticello, Calif., and Sue ZIMMERMAN, Erlanger, Ky.; four brothers, Joseph KUNKEL, Independence, Ky., Theodore KUNKEL, Ludlow, Ky., Paul KUNKEL, Earlanger, Ky., and Walter KUNKEL, Fairfield, Ohio.  Four brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Amos Engle

Amos ENGLE, 69, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

He was born Sept. 19, 1912 in Kosciusko County to Jacob and Ida SHIREMAN ENGLE.  He married Minnie McCLOUGHAN in Warsaw on June 2, 1936; she survives.  He was retired foundry worker for Rochester Metal Products.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Patty) RANSBOTTOM, Warsaw; a son, Charles [ENGLE], Akron; a sister, Sally ROBBINS, Mentone; a brother, Bill ENGLE, Florida, and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Fred LANDOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery near Akron.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Judge J. Ward Vandegrift

Winamac, Ind. (AP) - Judge Pro Tem J. Ward VANDEGRIFT of Pulaski Circuit Court was found dead in his apartment, police said.

The immediate cause of death was not known, and an autopsy was scheduled.

Vandegrift, 63, failed to appear Wednesday at a 1 p.m. sentencing hearing, which prompted court bailiff Mike GERRIGAN and Winamac police to begin a search.

Vandegrift’s body was found less than an hour later in his apartment.

He was appointed to the bench last summer at the request of ailing Judge Harold STAFFELDT.  Staffeldt died earlier this fall.

 

Friday, October 30, 1981

 

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Saturday, October 31, 1981

 

Joseph F. Parker

Joseph Franklin PARKER, twin son of David and Cindy Jo WHITEMAN PARKER, Indianapolis, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, 2 1/2 hours after birth, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.  the other twin, Nathaniel [PARKER\, survives.

Surviving with the parents and twin are a sister, Cathy [PARKER]; two other brothers, Matthew and Q!uentin [PARKER]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert WHITEMAN, Kewanna; the maternal great-grandmother, Jane BUDD, Kewanna; and the paternal grandmother, Gertrude PARKER, Culver.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. David TOTMAN officiating.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home of Rochester is in charge of arrangements.
Louisa M. Large

Louisa M. LARGE, 90, Rt. 1, Rochester, formerly of Tippecanoe, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill since March.

She was born May 20, 1891 in Tippecanoe and lived most of her life there.  She married Cyrus KNEPPER who died in 1920.  She married Esta LARGE March 2, 1930; he died Dec. 28, 1976.  She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church.

Surviving are a son, Orville KNEPPER, Plymouth; twelve grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.  Two sons, Howard and Roy [LARGE], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, with the Rev. C. E. McCLARNON officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, November 2, 1981

 

Nathaniel Parker

Nathaniel Benjamin PARKER, twin son of David and Cindy Jo WHITEMAN PARKER of Indianapolis, died at 11:13 a.m. Sunday in Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis.  He was born at 8 a.m. Friday in St. Vincent’s Hospital at Indianapolis.  His twin brother, Joseph Franklin PARKER, died 2 1/2 hours after birth.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Cathy [PARKER]; two other brothers, Matthew and Quentin [PARKER]; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert WHITEMAN, Kewanna; the maternal great-grandmother, Jane BUDD, Kewanna; and the paternal grandmother, Gertrude PARKER, Culver.

Double graveside services for the two boys were to be at 1 p.m. today at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. David TOTMAN officiating.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Meda F. Bryant

Meda F. BRYANT, 81, formerly of 425 W. Fourth St., died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  In ill health sinceSanuary, she had resided at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home since May 1.

She was born Oct. 5, 1900 in Sherwood, Ohio to Charles and Dora DURFFY BERNARD and had lived in Rochester since 1919.  She was married July 29, 1919 in Rochester to John BRYANT, who died in January 1953.  She attended the Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a member of the Better Homes Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Eileen) KALEY, South Bend; a son, Kenneth BRYANT, Rochester; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Bertha) PHIEL, North Royalton, Ohio.  Two sisters, a brother and a great-grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Roberta Chase

Roberta  “Bertie” STEFFEY CHASE, 65, Bunker Hill, died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.  She had lived all her life in the Bunker Hill area.

She was born Aug. 1, 1916 in Bunker Hill to John and Belle BARGERHUFF HOLCOMB.  Her first marriage was in 1932 to Darrald STEFFEY, who died in 1959.  In 1966 she married Arthur P. CHASE, who survives.

Also surviving are six daughters, Dolly SPANGLER, Fulton; Dorothy GREEN, Bunker Hill; Della KRAUS,Ingalls, Ind.; Rite TANNER, Wichita Falls, Kan.; Rosanna SCHOFIELD  and Relna KAYSER, Peru; a son, Darrold STEFFEY, Bunker Hill; two step-daughters, Sharon DOOLIN, Bunker Hill, and Brenda KEY, Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Ellen Lavon HERRELL, Miami, Ind., and Evelyn GOLDING, Rt. 5, Peru; twenty grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  A sister, a brother and a grandchild preceded in death.

For the last 10 years, she was co-owner and operator of Bertie’s Tavern in Bunker Hill.  She was a member of the Bunker Hill VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Senior Citizens Club.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday in the Allen Funeral Home in Bunker Hill with the Rev. Harvey KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Springdale Cemetery at Bunker Hill.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

 

Jessie B. Carr

Jessie B. CARR, 82, a former resident of Rochester, died in Belleville, Penn., Sunday at the Valley View Haven Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 12, 1899 in Montoursville, Pa., and lived in Rochester from the early 1920s to 1935.  She was the daughter of Herman and Julia NUNN KEEBLER.  She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Montoursville and of the Eastern Star Lodge 465.

Surviving are two sons, James [CARR], Auburn, N.Y., and Richard [CARR], Springfield, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. James CARTEY, Centre Hall, Pa., and eight grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Joe S. Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.  Public visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

 

Tuesday, November 3, 1981

 

Alva R. Norman

Alva R. NORMAN, 61, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 3:55 p.m. Monday in the South Bend Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 7, 1919 in Macy to Jesse and Judell ALSPAUGH NORMAN and lived his entire life in the Akron and Macy areas.

He was married Feb. 6, 1942 in Florida and was a self-employed carpenter.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in North Africa; a member of the Lincoln Masonic Lodge 523 in Macy; the Royal Arch, Rochester; Commandery, Pery, and the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne.

Surviving with the wife, Mary Louise [NORMAN], are two daughters, Mrs. Sam (Nancy) GIBSON, Silver Lake; and Mrs. Richard (Betty) HOLLE, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; six brothers, Ernest and David [NORMAN], Macy; Oren and Glen [NORMAN], Akron; Kenneth [NORMAN], Lagro; Roy [NORMAN], Warsaw; and six sisters, Mrs. Wilber (Wilma) GROSS, Warsaw; Mrs. Howard (Nina) MURPHY, Mentone; Ruth BYER, Etna Green; Mrs. Claude (Martha) WAGONER, Talma; Mrs. Robert (Irene) POWELL, Carpentersville, Ill., and Mrs. Willis (Audria) FOUTS, Macy.  A brother, Charles [NORMAN], preceded in death.


 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert Funeral Home,Akron, with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after         2 p.m. Wednesday.  Masonic services will be given at 8:30 p.m.Wednesday by the Lincoln Lodge, Macy.

 

Wednesday, November 4, 1981

 

Howard Leavell

Howard LEAVELL, 64, Rt. 7, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 6:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Sept. 12, 1917 in Liberty Township to Clyde and Ruth MARSH LEAVELL.  He was a lifetime Fulton County resident.  He married Nettie MOORE on March 7, 1937; she survives.  He was a retired employee of Indiana Metal, a member of the Fulton Baptist Church, Fulton Masonic Lodge, Swingin’ Dudes Square Dance Club and the Fulton County Campers Club.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Thomas LEAVELL, Plymouth; a daughter, Pam LEAVELL, Ferndale, Mich.; two grandsons; four brothers, Donald [LEAVELL], Tucson, Ariz.; Robert [LEAVELL], Fulton; Paul [LEAVELL], Topeka, Kan.; and James [LEAVELL], Lyons, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. John (Annabelle) WHITTENBERGER, Rochester; and Patricia DITTMAN, Rochester.  A sister, Miriam JOHNSON, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Conrad BARNUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Cemetery near Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday until the time of the service.  Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Loree H. McGuire

Loree Helen McGUIRE, 79, Mexico, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital at Peru.

She was born near Twelve Mile on March 1, 1902 to Ross and Pearl TURNIPSEED HOWELL.  She married Fred E. McGUIRE on Oct. 31, 1920 in Mexico; he survives.

Surviving with the husband are three children, Dean [McGUIRE], Rt. 1, Denver; Freddie [McGUIRE], Peru; and Mrs. John (Juanita) SUNDAY, Denver; four grandchildren; six great-grandsons; a brother, Gerald HOWELL, Rt. 3, Peru; and a sister, Margaret TAYLOR, Mexico.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, November 5, 1981

 

Paul L. Brown

Paul Lester BROWN, 82, Winamac, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at Chase Center Nursing Home in Logansport following a three-year illness.

He was born Oct. 22, 1899 in Verona, Ill., to Aaron and Sarah SCOTT BROWN.  He married Tressa Mae REINHOLT on April 15, 1922; she survives.  He was a retired carpenter and an Army v eteran of World War I.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Helen SHEPHERD, Rochester, and Patricia GALE, Portage; a son, Kenneth BROWN, Winamac; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Pearl HUDSON, Flint, Mich.; four brothers, Harry [BROWN], Winamac; Earl [BROWN], South Bend; Russell [BROWN], North Platte, Neb.; and Melvin [BROWN], Colorado Springs, Colo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Larvene HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, November 6, 1981

 

Oswald O. Palmer

Oswald O. PALMER, 85, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Marion.  He had been a patient three months and had been ill for three years.

Mr. Palmer was born Jan. 24, 1896 in Tiosa to James and Emma OVERMYER PALMER and lived his entire life in the Tiosa community.  He married Mable R. SHELLY in St. Joseph, Mich., on Dec. 6, 1920; she survives.  He was retired, an army veteran of World War I, and held a lifetime membership in the Rochester American Legion, of which he was a member for 62 years.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Norene) BILLISITZ, North Miami Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Robert (Lois) BURNS, Marion; and Mrs. Dale (Esther) WALSH, Rt. 1, Rochester; two sons, Norman PALMER, Livermore, Calif., and Floyd PALMER, Argos; eighteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carmen KATH, Tiosa, and Mrs. Orval (Doris) LONG, Phoenix, Ariz; and a brother, Cecil [PALMER], Commerce, Calif.  A son, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev.   F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the American Legion will conduct military graveside services.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday.

 

Arthur C. Wise

Arthur C. WISE, 64, Burket, died at 3:10 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  He had been ill a few days after suffering a heart attack.

Services are pending at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.
Ralph Jefferies

Ralph JEFFERIES, 72, Tippecanoe, was pronounced dead on arrival at Plymouth Parkview Hospital at 7:46 a.m. Thursday.  He suffered a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan.27, 1909 at Mentone.  He married Arlene SHAFFER in Warsaw on Jan. 19, 1929; she survives.  He was a retired employee of the Marshall County Highway Department.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Mary Lou) BOTICH, South Bend; a son, Harold JEFFERIES, Tippecanoe; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy KINSEY, Tippecanoe; Loretta RHODES, Bourbon, and Helen PARKER, Florida; two brothers, Chauncey SWIHART and Gordon SWIHART, both of Tippecanoe.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday.

 

Saturday, November 7, 1981

 

Dr. Newman S. Jeffrey

Dr. Newman S. JEFFREY, 80, Monticello, died unexpectedly at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Home Hospital, Lafayette.

He was born Dec. 18, 1900 in Orleans, Ind., to Lawrence C. and Cora DAWSON JEFFREY.  He had been a permanent resident on Lake Shaffer since 1965, and a part-time resident since 1933.  He married Mary B. HOMAN June 24, 1925.  She died Feb. 5, 1977.  He was a member and minister emeritus of the United Methodist Church in Monticello.  He had also served at churches in New Haven, Muncie, Indianapolis, New Albany, Evansville, Martinsville, and Salem.  He served as Kokomo district superintendent of the Methodist churches in the mid-50s.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Mary Jane) ZELLERS, Rochester; a son, Lawrence Joe JEFFREY, Chicago; and three grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Monticello United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne PAULEN officiating.  Dr. Sam PHILLIPS and the Revs. Tom HODSON, Don JOHNSON, and Jack PAVY, D.S., will assist.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Miller-?Voorhis Funeral Home, Monticello, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Sunday, and from noon until the time of the service Monday at the church.  The family requests that memorials be made to the Monticello United Methodist Church.

 

Monday, November 9, 1981

 

Claude E. Heyde

Claude E. HEYDE, 76, Avon Park, Fla., formerly of Goshen, died unexpectedly Friday morning in his home.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Edwin HEYDE, South Bend; a brother, Forest R. HEYDE, Lake Manitou; a daughter, Margaret AUSTIN, Muncie, and his wife, Helen [HEYDE].

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, with the Rev. Fuhrman P. MILLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Violett Cemetery, south of Goshen.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-9 p.m. today.  Masonic services will be given at 8 o’clock tonight.
Arthur C. Wise

Services were to be at 10:30 a.m. today in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, for Arthur C. WISE, 64, Burket, who died at 3:10 a.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  The Rev. Don POYSER was to officiate and burial was to be in the Akron Cemetery.

Mr. Wise was born March 18, 1917 in Warsaw to Clyde and Mary Anna BATZ WISE.  He had lived in burket 35 years, coming from South Bend.  He married Mary Ellen GRAY May 29, 1942 in Warsaw; she survives.  He was employed by Zimmer USA of Warsaw for 19 years.  He was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church; Burket Volunteer Fire Department, of which he was secretary-treasurer; Indiana Volunteer Fireman’s Association, serving as District 5 chairman for two years; and the Kosciusko County Fireman’s Association, of which he had been treasurer for the past 14 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Colleen WISE, Warsaw; three sons, Larry WISE, Gary WISE and Jarry WISE, all of Mentone; two brothers, Lonus WISE, Akron, and Elden WISE, Warsaw; a sister, Leola EMBODEN, South Bend; and five grandchildren.

 

Albert L. Pace

 

Albert L. PACE, 72, of Underwood Road in Culver and formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 9:30 a.m. today at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Tuesday, November 10, 1981

 

Albert L. Pace

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Albert Louis PACE, 72, of Underwood Road, Culver, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester.  Mr. Pace died at 8 a.m. Monday at Howard County Community Hospital, Kokomo, where he had been a patient for two weeks.  He had been in failing health for two years.

Mr. Pace was born Nov. 21, 1908 in Marion to Mr. and Mrs. Louis PACE.  He lived in this area 21 years, coming here from Marion.  He married Beulah WEBER in North Manchester on Jan. 1, 1960; she survives.  He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Patsy) BROWN, Kokomo; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildrn; two sisters, Effie DEWALT, Syracuse; and Mrs. Tom (Madeline) WIEGAND, Hartford City; two brothers, Fred [PACE], Schenectady, N.Y.; and Roy [PACE], Marion; and nieces and nephews.  Four sisters and five brothers preceded in death.

The Rev. Sam CARLTON will officiate the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemeter.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service Thursday.
Charles E. Coffing

Charles E. COFFING, 64, of 1410 Washington St., died unexpectedly at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital where he was admitted earlier in the day.

Mr. Coffing was born July 2, 1917 in Fulton county to Edgar Earl and Sarah Viola DAWALD COFFING.  He had lived in Rochester two years, coming here from Cass County.  He married Mary JOHNSTON in Cass County on April 12, 1942; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, George [COFFING], Rt. 1, Rochester; and Dan [COFFING], Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Virginia) GRANDSTAFF, Logansport, and Mrs. Steven (Barbara) MATTHEWS, Evansville; eleven grandchildren; two foster-grandchildren; a brother, Sam COFFING, Rt. 2, Kewanna.  A brother, Merritt [COFFING], died in 1949.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Terry RHINE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until the service Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or to the American Cancer Society.

 

Joseph H. Miller

Joseph Harold MILLER, 78, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 9:37 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Peru.  He had been ill for the past six months.

He was born Nov. 24, 1902 in Jefferson Township of Miami County to Joseph Elisha and Martha PUGH MILLER.  He married Mary DEEB on Feb. 11, 1928 in the Mexico home of the late Rev. Frank FISHER; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mary Jo HANN, Fairview Heights, Ill.; Freda Ann HOLZHAUSEN, Cumberland; and Barbara Jean GREGORY, Indianapolis; six sons, John W. [MILLER], Galveston; Harold [MILLER], Fairland; Abraham David [MILLER], Peru; Joseph E. and Edward Lee [MILLER], both of Fort Wayne; and Phillip L. [MILLER], Kokomo; twenty-five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Tyman MILLER, Rt. 3, Peru.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mexico church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Donald RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and at the church Thursday for an hour prior to the service.
Wednesday, November 11, 1981

 

Bessie M. Moriarty

Bessie M. MORIARTY, 85, Tippecanoe, died unexpectedly at her home at 5 p.m. Monday.

She was born May 3, 1896 in Kouts to Charles and Estella BRODY WOLBRANDT.  She married Wendell MORIARTY June 23, 1926 in Hammond.  He died Nov. 28, 1965.  She was a retired school teacher, having taught in Porter, Lake and Marshall counties for 34 years.  She attended Valparaiso University and the University of Chicago, and was a graduate of Manchester College.  She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church, Foster Rebekah Lodge, Tippecanoe Home Economics Club, Tippecanoe Progress Club and the national, state and Marshall County Retired Teachers association.

Surviving are two sons, Lyndol [MORIARTY], Celina, Ohio, and Russell [MORIARTY], Plymouth; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Tippecanoe Community Church with Pastor Douglass FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery, southeast of Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 9-11 a.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and an hour prior to the service at the church.  The Foster Rebekah Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Harold J. Burton

Harold J. BURTON, 50, Leiters Ford, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday in the Fort Wayne Veteran’s Administration Hospital.  He had been in failing health for the past 14 months.

He was born Feb. 10, 1931 in Rochester to Edgar and Grace MUSSELMAN BURTON.  He lived all his life in Fulton county.  He was married in Eaton, Ind., to Elaine MORGAN; she survives.  He was a 1949 graduate of Fulton High School, a member of the Whippoorwill Community Church, Culver Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite of South Bend, Leroy Shelton American Legion Post in Rochester, and a leader in the Fulton County Farm Bureau.  He was past president of the National Hay Association, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Gideon Society.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Tiffany Sue [BURTON], at home; two sons, Jerry E. and Donald Lee [BURTON], both at home; his mother; a brother, George BURTON; and several nieces and nephews.  His father preceded in death in 1936.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Whippoorwill Community Church with Pastor Robert ANDERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from  2-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Gideon Society or to Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.
Thursday, November 12, 1981

 

Marjorie I. Pfaff

Marjorie I. PFAFF, 55, Indianapolis, died at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday at Methodist Hospital.

Mrs. Pfaff was born in Fulton County Jan 19, 1926 to Devon and Chloie BORDER SHIVELY.  She had lived in Indianapolis the past 40 years, moving there from Fulton County.  She married Herbert C. PFAFF, who preceded in death.  She had worked 6 years for the H. T. Wasson Co. as a sales clerk.  She was a past district president of the VFW Auxiliary, past president of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 2999 in Indianapolis, a member of the Westview Baptist church, women of the Moose and American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are the mother, Rochester; a son, Paul B. SUTTON, Plainfield; a daughter, Shirley CUMMER, Madison, wis.; a brother, Joseph P. SHIVELY, Akron; and a sister, Bonnie BROWN, Kokomo.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Farley Funeral Home, 1604 W. Morris St., Indianapolis, with Chaplain Earl BEST officiating.  Burial will be in the Floral Park Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Ruth N. Powell

Ruth Naomi POWELL, 62, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 5:47 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

Mrs. Powell was born July 18, 1919 in Des Moines, N.M. to Oliver and Fara BUTTERBAUGH DeHAVEN.  She spent most of her lifetime in this area.  She married Boyd POWELL in 1938; he survives.

Surviving with the husband are six sons, Oliver [POWELL], Denver; Larry [POWELL], Peru; Robert [POWELL], Fort Wayne; Rollie [POWELL], Akron; Dennis [POWELL], Liberty Center, Ind.; and Mark [POWELL], Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Beverly) ROSS, Kansas City, Kan.; twelve grandchildren; two brothers, Oliver DeHAVEN, Clayton, Ind.; and Ambrose DeHAVEN, Rt. 2, Macy; and a sister, Mrs. William (Mae) DAWALT, Rochester.

Services are pending at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Paul E. Whitsel

Paul E. WHITSEL, 80, Winslow, Ind., formerly of Macy, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Gibson General Hospital, Princeton, Ind.

He was born March 5, 1901 in Fulton County to Isiah and Doris RENSBERGER WHITSEL.  He marrid Cleo HAYS in 1973; she survives.  He was a member of the Peru Church of the Brethren.

Surviving with the wife are two step-daughters; a step-son; six step-grandchildren, and eleven step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, Saturday at 1:30 p.m.  The Revs. John MISHLER and Willis MAUGHANS will officiate.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-9 p.m. Friday and until the time of services on Saturday.
Friday, November 13, 1981

 

Ruth N. Powell

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron for Ruth Naomi POWELL, 62, Rt. 2, Macy, who died at 5:47 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

The Rev. David SMITH will officiate the services and burial will be in the Omega Cemetery, 3 miles west of Akron.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday.

 

Bernice Wilson Brock

Bernice WILSON BROCK, a former resident of Fulton County, died Wednesday in Tallahassee, Fla., Memorial Hospital.  Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Don (Etta) HIBNER, Winamac.  Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, November 14, 1981

 

Bernice Wilson Brock

Bernice WILSON BROCK, 74, Carrabelle, Fla., died at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 13, 1906 in Elkhart to Cary and Bessie KUHN YOUNG.  She lived in Carrabelle two years, moving there from Benzonia, Mich.  She had been a employee of the former Rochester Boston Store and the former Wile’s Department Store.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Etta) HIBNER, Winama, and Mrs. Gerald (Deloris) HANDLEY, Cascade, Md.; a son, Tyne BROWN, Chicago; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with pastor Timothy MARSHALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Marian Miller

Marian MILLER, 57, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 11:10 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient two days.  She had been ill for a year.

She was born Jan. 14, 1924 in Fulton County to Russel and Esther DONALDSON SMITH and lived her entire life in this area.  She married John Max MILLER on Aug. 15, 1952 in Macy; he survives.  She was employed at Riddle School before becoming ill.  She was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church and the Mt. Zion Ladies Club.

Surviving with the husband are the mother, Rt. 1, Macy; three daughters, Teresa MILLER, Kokomo; Cindy MILLER, Bloomington; and Mrs. George (Lisa Jane) HUTCHINSON, Indianapolis; a grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Covert (Romayne) WENTZEL, Kewanna, and Maxine SMITH, Macy; two brothers, Phil SMITH, Madison, and Robert F. SMITH, Rochester.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday until the service.  Memorials may be made to the American Cencer Society.
Monday, November 16, 1981

 

Russell C. Rhodes

Russell Clayton RHODES, 79, formerly of Lake Manitou, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso.  He had been in failing health eight weeks.

He was born July 21, 1902 in Monticello, Ill., to Charles and Wilma SPARKS RHODES.  He lived in Valparaiso for one year after living near Rochester since 1946.  He moved here from Indianapolis and was a former Columbus, Ind., resident.  He married Alice H. ASKIN in Columbus on Dec. 29, 1928; she died Oct 28, 1978.  He retired in 1967 after 22 years as an office engineer for the State Highway Department.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester, a member for over 50 years of the St. John’s Masonic Lodge at Columbus, and was a member of the Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine Temple of Indianapolis.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. J. (Sandra) SCOTT, Valparaiso; a grandson, Alan C. SCOTT, Muncie; and several cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Masonic memorial services will be conducted at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Carroll G. Shireman

Carroll G. SHIREMAN, 61, Plymouth, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday at the St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend.  He had been ill one year.

He was born March 20, 1920 in Akron to John W. and Bessie SMITH SHIREMAN.  He lived most of his life in Marshall County.  He first married Irene MASTERSON; she died in 1973.  His second marriage was to Cecelia DIPERT on Jan. 4, 1975 at LaPorte; she survives.  He was a former assistant superintendent of the Wile-McClain Co. of Michigan City and a World War II veteran with the U.S. Navy.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert G. [SHIREMAN], Plymouth; a daughter, Marilyn EMERY, Morenci, Mich.; six grandchildren; six brothers (two with the same first name), Robert [SHIREMAN], Plymouth; Harold E. [SHIREMAN], South Haven, Mich.; John R. [SHIREMAN], Plymouth; Donald D. [SHIREMAN], South Bend; Charles A. [SHIREMAN], Elkhart and John [SHIREMAN], Osceola; five sisters, Mary Jane MITCHELL and Barbara KNIGHT, both of Rochester; Patricia HAYDEN, Talma; Joan DAVIS, Osceola; and Jean KETCHUM, Avilla.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. William NANGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Eagle Creek Cemetery at Knox.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. today.

 

Byrl F. Foreman

Byrl F. “Polly” FOREMAN, 69, Peru, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Wabash Health Care Center.

She was born in Gilead Jan. 5, 1912 to Russell and Hazel TULLIS RADER and married Willard E. “Chuck” FOREMAN Sept. 5, 1931 in Peru.  He survives.

Also surviving are the mother, Three Rivers, Mich.; five sisters, and three brothers.

Services will be at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Ray PROBASCO officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 today.


 

Logan F. Godfroy

Logan F. GODFROY, 59, Peru, died at 11:10 a.m. Saturday at Marion General Hospital at Marion.

He was born Feb. 21, 1922 in Peru to Gabriel and Blanche BOLINGER GODFROY.  He married Maryella SIDDALL in 1950; she survives.  He was an employee of Sealed Power Corp. of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Lex GODFROY, Greensfield; five daughters, Sheryl WEST, Rt. 2, Peru; Michelle GARVIN, Rt. 3, Peru; Kim POWELL, Peru; Tamzen DISCORDIA, Peru; and Christin REDMON, Kokomo; six grandchildren; two brothers, Richard [GODFROY], Mexico, and Gabriel [GODFROY], Logansport; and a sister, Lillian DeLANORE, Tooele, Utah.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Flowers and Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. John MISHLER officiating.  Burial will be at the Ever-Rest Memorial Park inCass County.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Harley R. Overmyer

Harley Reed OVERMYER, 82, Mishawaka, died at 9 a.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, where he had been a patient for a week.

He was born March 4, 1899 in Rochester to George William and Bertha REED OVERMYER and moved to Mishawaka in 1923.  He married Lala BALDWIN in Rochester July 28, 1923; she died Aug. 18, 1977.  He was an employee of UniRoyal for 41 years and retired in 1964.  He was a member of the First Brethren Church of Mishawaka.

Surviving are a son, Howard [OVERMYER], Mishawaka; a daughter, Madelyn PAJOR, Mishawaka; five grandchildren, and a brother, Russell [OVERMYER], Mishawaka.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Mishawaka, with he Rev. Dan CAVINDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call from 5-9 tonight.

 

Tuesday, November 17, 1981

 

Edward L. Souther

Edward L. SOUTHER, 69, Tippecanoe, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday in the Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  He had been ill a number of years.

He was born Jan. 8, 1912 in Fletcher, N.C. to Oney and Maude SOUTHER.  He lived in the Tippecanoe area since 1956 coming from Chicago.  He married Margaret POWERS Aug. 14, 1938 in Rochester; she survives.  He was a retired steel mill worker after 28 years; a farmer, and the former owner and operator of the Riverside 110 Restaurant.

Surviving with the wife are his mother of Fletcher, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Judy) INBODEN, Watertown, Wisc.; a son, David [SOUTHER], Rt. 5, Rochester; five sisters, Ida Belle TRAVIS, Rochester; Blanche BAKER and Nola BUCKNER, Fletcher, N.C.; Ruth McNEIL, Showlow, Ariz., and Bertha BACON, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Forrest [SOUTHER], Fletcher, N.C., and five grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 18, 1981

 

Claude C. Zentz

Claude C. ZENTZ, 85, Argos, died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

He was born Dec. 11, 1905 in Bremen to Henry and Viola MARKLEY ZENTZ.  He married Eva KELSEY on Dec. 24, 1927; she survives.  He had lived in the Argos community since 1947, moving there from Bremen.  He was retired from the State Highway Department and from farming.  He was a member of the Tiosa Church of the Brethren.

Surviving with the wife are six sons, Richard and Russell [ZENTZ], Plymouth; Raymond [ZENTZ], Bremen; and Donald, Larry and James [ZENTZ], all of Argos; seventeen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Orville (Ada) HASS, Bremen.  A brother and six sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos, with the Revs. Don SNELL and Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.

 

Thursday, November 19, 1981

 

Ethel M. Wagoner

Ethel M. WAGONER, 79, formerly of Argos, died at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor at Plymouth following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Wagoner was born June 5, 1902 in Argos to Harvey and Rena LOCKWOOD PONTIUS and lived her entire life around Argos.  She married Byrum WAGONER on Sept. 3, 1919; he died June 3, 1944.  She was a retired nurses’ aide and a member of the Church of God at Plymouth.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) GARVER,Argos; Mrs. Leonarrd (Mary) BEEHLER, Grass Creek; Mrs. John (Pearl) GRIEWANK, LaGrange; Mrs. Gerald (Dorothy) ZAHNER, Argos; and Mrs. W. O. (Martha) BOUGHTON, Eufaula, Okla.; a son, James WAGONER, Woodland Hills, Calif.; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sylvia BUTLER, Culver.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Daniel P. TALBOT officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday.
Friday, November 20, 1981

 

Jay Lee Vance

Jay Lee VANCE, 20, of 1229 Elm St., was found dead in his truck parked in his garage at 1:40 p.m. Thursday.  Coroner Joyce GOOD said death was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound and placed time of death at about 1 a.m. Thursday.  He was born Oct. 20, 1961 in Rochester, to Earl and Nancy BROUYETTE VANCE, who survive.  He was a 1980 graduate of Rochester  High School and employed at Braun Fiberglass Products of Rochester.

Surviving with the parents, Rt. 4, Rochester, are two sisters, Kendra VANCE and Cathy DENTON, both of Rochester; two brothers, John BEERY, Mentone, and James BEERY, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Guy BROUYETTE, Crussett, Ark., and Ethel REITH, Sebring, Fla.; and the paternal grandmother, Lola VANCE, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, November 21, 1981

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, November 23, 1981

 

Hazel B. Welborn

Hazel B. WELBORN, 85, Rt. 1, Bourbon, died at 2:57 a.m. today at the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth.

She was born Sept. 21, 1896 in Starke County and lived most of her life in Marshall County.  She married Virgil WELBORN on March 24, 1914; he died Jan. 21, 1972.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary) BERNAERT, Granger, and Mrs. William (Lucille) PECKHAM, Bourbon; five sons, Glen [WELBORN], Leon, Iowa; John [WELBORN], Fort Wayne; David [WELBORN], Warsaw; Everett [WELBORN], Mentone, and Charles [WELBORN], Argos; twenty-six grandchildren; and thirty-one great-grandchildren.  Two sons and two grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Revs. Glen WELBORN and A. F. MORRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, southwest of Plymouth.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Goldie E. Kesler

Goldie E. KESLER, 85, Mentone, died at 8:54 p.m. Sunday in the Prairie View Nursing Home, Warsaw.  She had been ill several years.  She was born Aug. 8, 1896 in Kosciusko County to Willard and Louisa BLUE TEEL.  She married Forrest L. KESLER; he died Jan. 1,1949.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rex (Freda) WITHAM, and Mrs. Robert (Ellen) FLENAR, both of Mentons; ten grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home with Brother Billy STEELE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


 

Tuesday, November 24, 1981

 

Clara E. Hardin

Clara E. HARDIN, 63, Knightstown, died unexpectedly early this morning at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield following a short illness.

She was born Nov. 27, 1917 in Vigo County to Jessie and Edna MORSE.  She was married to Colburn HARDIN, who died in March.  She retired from Markleville Elementary Schools after teaching for 20 years.  She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the Friends Church of Knightstown, and the Kewanna Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are three daughters, Renee MARQUIS and Claudia GRUNOW, both of Greenfield, and Jean HARDIN, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Kathryn WELCH, Terre Haute; a brother, Herbert MORSE, Lewis, Ind.; five grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Greene’s Funeral Home, Knightstown, with the Rev. Gene LEWIS officiating.  Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

May G. Crane

May G. CRANE, 87, LaFeria, Texas, died Sunday at Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen, Texas.

She was born May 1, 1894 in Poland, Ind., to Frederick and Alice ANDERSON TEANY.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles [CRANE], in 1956.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Clinton and the Clinton First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Lois CRANE, South Bend; two sons, Donald [CRANE], LaFeria, Texas, and Charles [CRANE], Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren including Judy HILDEBRAND, Rochester; fourteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Frist Funeral Home in Clinton.  Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Wednesday, November 25, 1981

 

Mae L. Weaver

Mae Lucy WEAVER, 74, of 300 East Fourth St., died at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been a patient in the hospital eight days and in failing health two years.

Mrs. Weaver was born Nov. 14, 1907 in Corder, Ind., to George and Susan GARLAND.  She moved to Rochester from Wabash eight years ago.  Her first marriage was to Lloyd BENNER in February 1928.  Her second marriage was to Ernest WEAVER, who died in 1971.  She was a member of the Busy Bee Home Economics Club of Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Norma BENNER, Peru; a sister, Mrs. James (Goldia) CALHOUN, Monterey; and nieces and nephews.  A son, a sister and six brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald ESKEW officiating.  Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, November 26, 1981

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Friday, November 27, 1981

 

Ernest D. Bonine

Ernest D. BONINE, 68, of 218 W. 11th St., died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital following a six-week illness.  He had been a patient at the hospital for three weeks.

He was born June 4, 1913 in Rochester to Wyle and Harriett PERSCHBACHER BONINE, and resided his entire life in the Rochester community.  He married Martha A. BROWN in Rochester on April 25, 1936; she survives.  He was employed for 41 years at the First National Bank of Rochester, retiring Dec. 31, 1978 as vice president and cashier.  He was a member of the bank’s Board of Directors at the time of his death.  He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, a member and past noble grand of the Rochester I.O.O.F.; a charter member of the Optimist Club, and a Kiwanis Club member.  He also was vice president of the Rochester School Building Corporation.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James W. (Harriet) McALLISTER, Rochester; a son, James D. BONINE, Culver; six grandchildren, Cynthia, Karen, Stephany and Kevin BONINE, Culver, and Gwen and Brent McALLISTER, Rochester; and several cousins.  A brother, Wyle [BONINE], died in 1979.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral Home with the Rev. David A. HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. until time of the services Sunday.

I.O.O.F. memorial services will be conducted at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the building fund of the First United Presbyterian Church or to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.

 

C. Glen Snyder

C. Glen SNYDER, 82, Rt. 5, Warsaw, died at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko County Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born Aug. 16, 1899 in Marshall County to Simon and Dove HORN SNYDER.  He married Ethel WARD Sept. 20, 1921 in St. Joseph, Mich.; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ of Mentone.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Phyllis SNYDER, at home, and Mrs. Merrill (Betty) BEAR, Warsaw; and a granddaughter, Patricia BEAR, Warsaw.  A sister, Ethel [SNYDER], preceded in death.

Private services were to be at 3 p.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos, with Brother T. R. JONES, officiating.  Burial was to be in the Mentone Cemetery.

 

Annabelle M. Thomson

Annabelle M. THOMSON, 68, Berwyn, Ill., died Thursday eveing at the McNeil Hospital in Betwyn.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.
W. Ross Smith

W. Ross SMITH, 79, of 419 W. Third St., Rochester, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at his home.  Funeral services are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Saturday, November 28, 1981

 

W. Ross Smith

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for W. Ross SMITH, 79, 419 W. Third St., Rochester, who died at 8 a.m. Thursday in his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born Sept. 30, 1902 in Chicago to William and Nora POLAND SMITH.  He married Gertrude ARMENTROUT June 4, 1932  in South Bend; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and attended the Marshall Baptist Church in Plymouth.

Surviving are three sons, Richard K. SMITH, Akron; Robert SMITH, Argos; and David SMITH, Readburn, N.Y.; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Doug DIETERLY will officiate the services, with burial in the Reichter Cemetery northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Annabelle M. Thomson

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Annabelle THOMSON, 68, Berwyn, Ill., formerly of South Bend, who died at 9 p.m. Thursday in the MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn.  She had been ill for a month.

She was born Oct. 2, 1913 in Argos to Walter and Reda THOMPSON YATES.  She had lived in Berwyn 20 years, moving there from South Bend.  She was married in 1969 in Berwyn to Edward THOMSON, who survives.  She was retired from the Lavezzi Machine Works in Elmhurst, Ill.

Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Sandra MOORE, Osceola, and Mrs. Patricia MUNICK, South Bend; two step-sons, Richard THOMSON, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Nile THOMSON, Jamison, Mich.

the Rev. Richard LEWKE will officiate the services, with burial in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Monday.
Thomas E. Parkhurst

Thomas E. PARKHURST, 39, Plymouth, died at 1:25 p.m. Friday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  He had been ill six months.

He was born Nov. 10, 1942 in Plymouth to Alfred “Pat” and Enais Lorraine PENCE PARKHURST.  He came to Rochester in 1945 from Plymouth and returned there in 1966.  He was married Nov. 19, 1961 in Rochester to Shirley REESE, who survives.  He was the owner of the T and T Mobile Home Park in Plymouth and a member of the Rochester Grace United Methodist Church, FOP, and Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity.

Surviving are the parents, Rochester; two sons, Barry and Brad [PARHURST], at home; a grandmother, and a step-grandmother.  Three grandfathers and a grandmother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Dennis JACKSON officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Sunday.  The family requests that memorials be made to cancer research.

 

Monday, November 30, 1981

 

Edward Heishman

Edward HEISHMAN, 90, of 1221 College Ave., died at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Indianapolis where he had been a patient for a week.

He was born Dec. 29, 1890 in Harrison County to Jacob and Fannie Elizabeth HEISHMAN.  He had lived in this area since 1944.  He married Anna E. BRANDENBURG at Corydon, Ind., in 1913; she died March 12, 1976.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Pauline) COX, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Charles (Irma) HENRY, Logansport; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Revs. James WOLF and John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and Vegterans of Foreign Wars.

 

Dollie M. I. Hewitt

Dollie M. I. HEWITT, 72, Perrysburg, died at 6 p.m. Saturday in her home.

She was born in Elwood Feb. 16, 1909 to Noah and Effie WILLEY and was married to Gerald HEWITT.  He died Feb. 1, 1978.  She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Surviving are a daughter, Charine BRATCHER, Westminster, Calif.; six sons, Edgar [HEWITT], Tampa, Fla.; Lee [HEWITT], Twelve Mile; Sam [HEWITT], Wabash, Karl [HEWITT[, Savage, Minn.  and Jack and Miles [HEWITT], Peru; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with Jack KOENIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.
Lester J. Heckathorn

Lester J. HECKATHORN, 77, of 612 Madison St., died Sunday morning at his residence.  He had been in failing health several years.

He was born May 24, 1904 in Fulton County to Henry and Clora HARTMAN HECKATHORN and lived most of his life in this area, except one year in South Bend.  He married Ida May WELLER on May 6, 1924 in St. Joseph, Mich.; she died Jan. 7, 1970.  He was the school crossing guard at Fourth and Main streets for many years.  He had been a Rochester Community Schools bus driver, a custodian at Fulton School and a farmer.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Ladonna) NICKLAUS, Rt. 4, Rochester; two granddaughters, Rhonda PALMER, Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Jeff (Rhea) HASTINGS, Fort Wayne; a grandson, Ronald NICKLAUS, with the U.S. Army en route to Germany; three sisters, Mrs. Hurd (Goldia) BRIGGS and Edna PRATT, both of Macy, and Alta OMSTEAD, Fulton; two brothers, Kirch [HECKATHORN], Nyona Lake, and Kenneth [HECKATHORN], Rt. 6, Rochester; and nieces and nephews. A son, Louis [HECKATHORN], died in 1945.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home wih the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service.

 

Madge Urbin

Madge URBIN, 94, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 5:30 this morning at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born June 6, 1887 in Pulaski County to Charles C. and Mary CALVIN WISELEY.  She married Raymond D. URBIN Dec. 14, 1910 in Rochester; he died Dec. 4, 1959.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Loma BAKER, Culver; two sons, Wilbur [URBIN], Logansport, and Gerald [URBIN], Fulton; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, Clifford WISELEY, Peru; and two sisters, Marie MESSMAN, Rochester, and Gertrude LAMBORN, Plymouth.  Two sons, a brother and five sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, December 1, 1981

 

Mariam B. Shinn

Mariam B. SHINN, 86, of 107 E. Main St., Mentone, died at 4 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw.  She had been ill several years.

She was born Sept. 10, 1895 in Chili to Lewis and Clara FISHER FOUTS.  She married Earl R. SHINN on June 20, 1920; he died Dec. 30, 1978.  She was a graduate of Bloomington University and formerly a school teacher at Gilead and Akron.  She was a member of the Brethren Church of Chili, the Mentone Reading Club, Sodales and the Republican Women’s Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Beth) MINER, Etna Green, and Mrs. Kenneth (Pat) SHOEMAKER, Mentone; a son, John L. “Jack” SHINN, Fort Wayne; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Mildred) MURPHY, Peru; Mrs. Clifford (Esther) SOUTHERTON, Macy, and Mrs. John (Marjorie) NORMAN, North Manchester.  A brother preceded in death.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. thursday at the King Memorial Home in Mentone.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday and prior to the service Thursday.


 

Nora M. Wittmaack

Nora M. WITTMAACK, 83, formerly of 513 North Maple St., Argos, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor at Plymouth following a lengthy illness.

She was born Nov. 14, 1898 in Argos to Joe and Melinda GUNN COMPTON.  She married Louis WITTMAACK on Nov. 23, 1938; he died Oct. 29, 1949.  She lived her entire life in the Argos and Bremen communities.  She was a retired practical nurse, working 25 years at Myers Nursing Home in Bremen.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Argos.

Surviving are a sister, Addie ROBERTS, Coldwater, Mich.; three nieces; two nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews and several great-great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Daniel HUHN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday ad from 9 a.m. until the service Thursday.

 

Edward Heishman

Funeral services for Edward HEISHMAN, 90, of 1221 College Ave., who died Sunday in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Indianapolis, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.

Inadvertently omitted from the list of survivors given to The Sentinel Monday were three sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Tina) RHOADS, Corydon; Delores LYNCH, Lawrenceville, Ill., and Mrs. Jess (Dorothy) POOLE, Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Arnold HEISHMAN, Lafayette; and two half-sisters, Rosalee GOFORTH and Norabelle MYERS, both of Vincennes.

 

Mara Bickel

Mara BICKEL of Kokomo, a former Nyona Lake resident, died this morning at Howard County Community Hospital in Kokomo.  Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton.

 

Wednesday, December 2, 1981

 

Lois H. Spotts

Lois H. SPOTTS, 91, Logansport, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.

She was born March 5, 1890 in St. Joseph, Ill., to Charles and Emma MITCHELL SWEARINGEN.  She married Charles SPOTTS on March 2, 1916 in Logansport; he died Sept. 19, 1935.  She was a former school teacher and librarian in the County Department of the Cass County-Logansport Library.  She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church of Logansport.

Surviving are two daughters, Marjorie JONES, Rt. 2, Kewanna, and Betty HUFFMAN, Delphi; a son, George R. SPOTTS, Goshen; a sister, Cordelia SPRINGMAN, Attica; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. A son, a grandson, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Faith United Methodist church in Logansport with the Rev. Paula Robin SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery near Fulton.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Harrison=Metzger Funeral Home in Royal Center, and at the church Thursday for an hour prior to the service.
Thursday, December 3, 1981

 

Charles Wineland

Charles R. WINELAND, 56, Monticello, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday in White County Memorial Hospital in Monticello.  He was the son-in-law of the late Florance HENDRICKSON and Frances HENDRICKSON McMAHAN of Rochester.

He was born in 1925 in Gary to Ernest J. and Eva SMITH WINELAND.  He was married in 1949 to Margaret HENDRICKSON of Kewanna, who survives.  A Merrillville High School graduate, he attended Miami of Ohio University and graduated from Indiana University.  For the last two years, he was an accountant for Carter Block Inc., in Logansport6.  Previously, he had worked for RCA for 25 years in Monticello, Memphis and Indianapolis.  He also had been a bank examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and since 1976 had owned and operated with his wife the Sew On and So Forth Fabric Store in Monticello.

Mr. Wineland was a member of the Monticello First Presbyterian Church; the Masonic Lodge, Murat Shrine and Scottish Rite; the Tippecanoe Country Club at Monticello; and Phi Kappa Tau social fraternity, whose Indiana University chapter he helped found.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Charles R. [WINELAND], Jr., Frankfort, and David [WINELAND], Monticello; three daughters, Mrs. John (Leslie) GOSS and Mrs. David (Ardis) BRAMLAGE, both of Monticello, and Jennifer WINELAND, at home; the mother, of Lake Worth, Fla.; a sister, Betty WINELAND, Lake Worth Fla.; and a brother, Ernest [WINELAND], Santa Monica, Calif.

Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Miller-Voorhis Funeral Home in Monticello, with burial in the Grass Creek Cemetery.

 

Mara Bickel

Graveside funeral services for Mara BICKEL, 74, Kokomo, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Fulton Cemetery.  Mrs. bickel, a former Nyona Lake resident, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday at Howard Community Hospital at Kokomo.

She was born Nov. 4, 1907 in Gallatin County, Ky.  She married Ollie F. BICKEL in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 13, 1927; he died Jan. 25, 1973.

Surviving are several nephews, including Carl BICKEL, Logansport; O. C. BICKEL, Terre Haute, and Paul BICKEL, Anderson.

The Rev. John LOUTHAIN will officiate the services.  There will be no visitation.  Zimmerman  Brothers Funeral Home of Fulton is handling the arrangements.

 

Eva Masteller

Eva MASTELLER, 85, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 6:50 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home where she had been a patient for several months.

She was born July 21, 1895 to George W. and Ella HELVEY DUFF, and lived her entire life in this area.  She married Harry MASTELLER in 1912; he died in 1972.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Oren (Susannah) MUSSELMAN, Rochester; a brother, Ralph DUFF, Hillman, Mich.; and nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be arranged by the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Friends may make contributions to their favorite charity.
Friday, December 4, 1981

 

Mary R. Zeiger

Mary Ruth ZEIGER, 39, formerly of 198 Fulton Ave., died at 12:55 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Wayne State Hospital and Training Center.  She had lived at the hospital for 11 years and her death followed a nine-month illness.

Miss Zeiger was born Oct. 24, 1942 in Plymouth to Joseph and Martha RICHARD ZEIGER, who survive at 198 Fulton Ave.  She lived her entire life in Rochester except for the years at the hospital.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rochester.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Mrs. Lonnie (Nancy) CRIPE, Rt. 4, Rochester; three brothers, John H. ZEIGER, Rt. 3, Rochester; Thomas E. [ZEIGER], Rochester, and Richard K. [ZEIGER], Rt. 5, Rochester, and the maternal grandfather, Charles RICHARD, Rt. 5, Plymouth.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Saturday, December 5, 1981

 

Russell E. Kercher

Russell E. KERCHER, 78, North Vernon, died Friday morning in his home following an illness of six years.

He was born June 19, 1903 in Miami County to W. C. and Nellie CLINE KERCHER.  He was married to Irene REIHART, who survives.  He was retired from the Baptist Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Jack [KERCHER], of Illinois; a step-son, Robert KUTCHER, Fir Creek, Ky.; two daughters, Nellie BALLARD, Indianapolis, and Mrs. David BOWSER, Mentone and three sisters, Nina WORKING, Peru; Alta HUDSON, Warsaw, and Retha MOLLENHOUR, Mentone.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron and burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, December 7, 1981

 

Sadie R. Hiatt

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac for Sadie Rebecca HIATT, 94, Winamac, who died at 10:47 p.m. Friday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

She was born Oct. 9, 1887 in Naperville, Ill., to Miles and Matilda WINTERS ROYER.  She married Archie HIATT in Star City on Dec. 28, 1910; he died May 27, 1974.  She was a member of the Star City United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy GAST, Logansport, and Marietta SMITH, Winamac; seven grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

The Revs. Steve GLADDING and Keith SMITLEY were to officiate the services and burial was to be in the Star city I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Lewis E. Williams

A Fulton County man was killed early Sunday morning in a one-car accident at County Roads 125 East and 750 South, 2 miles east of the flasher light in Fulton.

Lewis E. WILLIAMS, 32, Rt. 1, Macy, suffered broken legs and a crushed chest and was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple internal injuries.  The car he was driving went through a T-intersection and struck a large rock pile, Fulton County police said.

State and county police investigated the crash which is believed to have occurred at 2 a.m.  Allen BAIRD discovered the accident and called police at 2:30 a.m.

Police said Williams was driving south on County Road 125 East and crashed at the intersection with 750 South.  The car struck the rock pile, scraped a tree and came to rest on the rock pile.

Williams’ death pushes Fulton County’s traffic death toll to three this year.  Two people were fatally injured in a crash involving a semi and a State Highway Department paint truck June 5 on U.S. 31, near County Road 700 North.

Williams was born March 31, 1949 in Rochester to Claude and Barbara BILLIARD WILLIAMS, who reside at Rt. 1, Macy.  He was employed by Davidson Construction Co. of Metea.  He was a 1967 graduate of Caston High School, a 1971 graduate of International Business College of Fort Wayne and a 1978 graduate of Indiana University School of Business.  He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church, the American Legion at Logansport and served with the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1975.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Charles [WILLIAMS], Rt. 1, Macy; three sisters, Mrs. William J. (Judy) LAMB, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Mac D. (Cindy) DAVIDSON, Metea, and Joyce WILLIAMS, Indianapolis; and five nieces.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until the service.  Memorials may be made to the fund of one’s choice.

 

Helen E. Mathias

Helen E. MATHIAS, 75, of 179 Monticello Rd., died at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne at 1:42 p.m. Sunday.  She had been ill for a week and a patient at the hospital for six days.

She was born June 3, 1906 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Alfice and Elsie WARNER BURNETT.  She had lived in Rochester for 60 years, coming here from Argos.  She married Lloyd E. MATHIAS in Argos on Feb. 16, 1924; he died Aug. 20, 1962.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Elsie Mae) ANDERSON, Anderson; a son, Keith C. MATHIAS, Rt. 2, Akron; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Leroy WEBBER, Culver; a niece, and several nephews.  A son and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Visitation also will be conducted at the church an hour prior to the service.
Tuesday, December 8, 1981

 

William H. Deniston

William H. DENISTON, 68, a former Rochester City Court judge and former attorney for Fulton County, died at 10:38 a.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial Hospital, shortly after admission.  A lifetime resident of this city, he resided at 315 W. Ninth St.

A practicing attorney in Rochester since 1938, Deniston was the only elected city judge in Rochester history.  Until 1960, the mayor served as city judge here; when the position became an elected one, Deniston won the election on the Democratic ticket and was re-elected each four years thereafter until the position was abolished in 1978.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for Fulton Circuit Court judge in the 1978 elections, losing to present Judge Douglas MORTON.

Deniston was a past-president of the former Rochester Country Club, now the Rochester Elks Lodge, and won six golf championships there - in 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1949 and 1960.

Born in Rochester April 14, 1913, he was the son of Arthur L. “Roy” and Ada L. RANNELLS DENISTON.  He was married here May 25, 1940 to Mary F. McDOUGLE, who survives.

He was graduatd from Rochester High School in 1931, and was a graduate of Indiana University and the Indiana University Law School.  He practiced law for one year in Indianapolis, then opened his practice of law in Rochester in 1938.

Deniston was Fulton County U.S. Savings Bond chairman in 1942-43, manager of the Fulton County License Branch from 1948-52, Rochester city attorney from 1956-57, and Fulton County attorney from 1977 to 1980.

He served 25 years, until 1966, as treasurer of the Rochester-Fulton County Library Board and also was chairman four years of the Fulton County Democratic Central Committee.

He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, the Eagles, Moose and Elks lodges of Rochester, the Fulton County Bar Association, and Kappa Sigma social fraternity.  He also was a Realtor.

Surviving with the wife are a son, William Michael DENISTON, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Greg (Mary Ann) WAGONER, Franklin; two grandchildren, Cyle and Cory [WAGONER]; and a sister, Mrs. Parker (Barbara) STETSON, Lathrop Village, Mich.  A daughter, Diane [DENISTON], preceded in death.

Private 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 Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 4 to 9 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

The Fulton County Bar Association will conduct a memorial service at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton Circuit Courtroom.
Donald J. Enyeart

Donald J. ENYEART, 65, Rt. 3, Winamac, died at 8:52 a.m. Monday at Pulaski County Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

He was born Feb. 2, 1916 in Pulaski County to George A. and Ethel M. ARTIST ENYEART.  He was a retired yardman for the Pennsylvania Railroad and a World War II veteran with the Air Force.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara, Donna and Beverly [ENYEART], whose last names and addresses were unknown; a son, David [ENYEART], address unknown; three sisters, Mrs. Darl SUTTON, Rt. 5, Winamac; Mrs. Raymond TATMAN, Royal Center, and Mrs. George BEAUCHAMP, Plymouth; and two brothers, Cecil and Vernal [ENYEART], both of Kewanna.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Royal Center with the Rev. Howard WESTERN officiating.  Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Vada Sonnich

Services were held in Trenton, Mo., on Thursday for Vada SONNICH, 74, who died Dec. 1 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.

Mrs. Sonnich was born June 7, 1907 in Rochester to Fred and Blanche VanDOREN McCARTER.  She lived in Rochester while completing high school, then moved to Indianapolis.  She married Eric SONNICH in Indianapolis on Nov. 10, 1934; he survives.  She was a legal secretary in Indianapolis and was a former magistrate and probate clerk during her 38 years in Trenton.  She was a member of the Hodge Presbyterian Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Trenton.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Richard SONNICH, Shawnee, Kan.; a daughter, Marcia BERRY, Trenton; a sister, Sarieta THORSTENSON, Loda, Ill.; five grandsons; and a cousin, Mrs. Delbert HUNTER, Rochester.

 

Elree Smyth

Elree “Smitty” SMYTH, 86, of 416 E. Third St., Peru, died at 6:50 p.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru after an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 12, 1894 in Estil County, Ky., to Jessie and Nannie THACKER SMYTH.  He married Effie HOWELL on March 8, 1915; she survives.  He was a retired bartender.

Surviving are two daughters, LaVerne SPENCER, Denver, Ind., and Ina RUNKLE, Akron; two sons, Victor and Joe [SMYTH], both of Peru; thirteen grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Two brothers, a son and a daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. thursday at the Flowers and Leedy Funeral Home in Peru with the Rev. Rudell SPARKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Peru Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Miriam Boggess Kern

Graveside services were held Saturday at the Mentone Cemetery for Miriam Boggess KERN, Boulder, Colo., who died Dec. 1, in Boulder.

She was a former Mentone resident and school teacher at Etna Green and Beaver Dam schools.  She was a member of the Anthony Nigo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are a son, James M. KERN, Broomfield, Colo; three grandchildren and four great-gandchildren, all of Colorado; and a niece, Mrs. Homer (Eldora) STROUD, Chapman Lake.


 

Wednesday, December 9, 1981

 

Kenneth J. Ivans

Kenneth J. IVANS, 79, Rt. 1, Mentone (Burket area), died at 3:23 p.m. Tuesday in Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.

He was born Jan. 14, 1902 in Wabash County to John and Margaret FORDYCE IVANS.  He was married June 25, 1924 in Sweetser, Ind., to Verda Pearl ANDERSON, who died Aug. 9, 1981.  He was a retired mechanical engineer or Delta Electric Co., in Marion and a member of the Burket United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie NEWTON, Burket; five grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Speicher Cemetery at Urbana, Ind.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, December 10, 1981

 

Claude E. Cornell

Funeral services were to be conducted at 3:30 p.m. today at the Meeks Mortuary in Muncie for Claude E. CORNELL, 77, Muncie, who died unexpectedly at 5 a.m. Tuesday at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

He was born May 28, 1904 in Fulton County to Charles Elvin and Pearl May MARTIN CORNELL.  He was a Fulton High School graduate and attended Indiana State University.  He married Garnet NEWPORT, who survives.  He retired in 1969 as division freight agent for the C&O Railroad after working for the railroad 47 years.  He was a past master and life member of the Twelve Mile Masonic Lodge, a past high priest of the Logansport chapter of the Masonic Lodge, a life member of the Muncie Elks Lodge, a member of the Indiana Transportation Club and the Richmond Area Traffic Club.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Shirley Ann) BEAN, Royal Oak, Mich.; five grandchildren; three sisters, May PREBLE, Tampa, Fla.; Ruth MEAD, Battle Creek, Mich., and Mary OVERMYER, Fulton; and a brother, Clyde CORNELL, Fulton.  Two sisters preceded in death.

The Rev. Dr. Marvin GROOMS was to officiate the funeral services and burial was to be in the Elm Ridge Mausoleum

 

Friday, December 11, 1981

 

Ruth A. Copeland

Ruth A. COPELAND, 83, of 1028 Main St., died Thursday at 3:15 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.
Lester Cooper

Lester COOPER, 79, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester, a Yankeetown, Fla. resident the past five years, died at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at the Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River, Fla.  He had been a patient at the hospital two days.

He was born Jan. 8, 1902 in Marshall County to Simeon and Martha J. OVERMEYER COOPER.  He was a retired farmer and lived most of his life in the Pendleton Bridge area of Fulton County.  He married Nora R. ZIMMER on Jan. 24, l1923 in Plymouth; she survives.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Raymond [COOPER], Phoenix, Ariz., and Lyman [COOPER], Fort Wayne; and four grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday 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 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. Sunday until the service.

 

Milton H. Wernigk

Services were held Wednesday in Potomac, Ill., for Milton Henry WERNIGK, 69, Armstrong, Ill., who died of a heart attack at his residence Sunday at 9:45 p.m.

He was born in Armstrong on Aug. 20, 1912 to Rinehart and Eliza May MOFFETT WERNIGK.  He married Cora BAKER in Covington, Ind., on April 6, 1939; she survives.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters; four sons; nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Irene LATIMER, Rochester, and Margaret WERNIGK, Twelve Mild.  Two brothers preceded in death.

The Lanham-Wolfe Funeral Home handled the funeral arrangements and burial was in Armstrong.

 

Saturday, December 12, 1981

 

Richard L. Carlson

Richard Lynn CARLSON, 47, formerly of Rochester, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday in a hospital near his home in Saugus, Calif.  He had been in failing health one year.

He was born Sept. 29, 1934 in Pontiac, Ill., to Gilman and Edith LINNEMAN CARLSON.  His mother died in 1956 and his father and step-mother reside in Rochester.  He married Elizbeth HURT Nov. 28, 1959 in North Carolina.  He attended Purdue University’s School of Engineering and was employed in the closed circuit television field in California.  He had served with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Surviving with the parents are two daughters, Karen and Julie, and a son, David [CARLSON], all of Saugus, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Kent (Barbara) STEWART, Manhatten, Kan.; a niece; and a nephew.  a brother, John [CARLSON], preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Ruth Copeland

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester for Ruth A. COPELAND, 83, of 1028 Main St., who died Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Aug. 28, 1898 in Chicago to Arthur P. and Mary BOLEN COPELAND.  She lived most of her life in Rochester.  Her grandfather [uncle ?] was a founder of the First National Bank.  She was a member of the Alpha Association chapter of Tri Kappa, the First United Presbyterian Church’s Presbyterianns and the Fulton County Historical Society.

She is survived by cousins.  A brother, Arthur COPELAND, preceded in death.

The Rev. David HEYWARD will officiate the funeral services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from noon to 4 p.m. sunday.  Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church.

 

Monday, December 14, 1981

 

Richard L. Carlson

Local memorial services for Richard Lynn CARLSON, 47, a former Rochester resident who was living in Saugus, Calif., will be in two weeks at the Foster & Good Funeral home.

He died Friday following a one-year illness in California.  The local services will follow services and cremation at the Eternal Valley Mortuary in Newhall, Calif.

 

C. E. Caskey

C. E. “Bill” CASKEY, 58, of 1109 E. Ninth St., died unexpectedly at his residence at    3 a.m. Sunday.

He was born June 23, 1923 in Mishawaka to Edwin and Florence TULLY CASKEY.  His father died in 1975; his mother resides in Mishawaka.  He had lived in rochester since 1950, coming here from the Fulton community.  He was a former Mishawaka resident.  He married Emmaloo JONES near Fulton on May 10, 1946; she survives.  He was retired from the Fulton County surveyor’s office.  He was a member of the Rochester Church of God, a World War II veteran with the U.S. Army, a member of the Rochester American Legion, and a member of the AARP.

Surviving with the wife and mother are a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Martine) McKEE, and a granddaughter, Andrea JONES, both of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Jean) AMOS and Mrs. Joe (Patricia) MECHLING, both of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Ervin (Helen) ZELMER, South Bend; a brother, Edwyn CASKEY, Wolcottville; and nieces and nephews.  A son, Rick [CASKEY], died in 1979, and a brother also preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion.
Lewis W. Bruce

Lewis W. BRUCE, 70, Rt. 3, Peru, a former Liberty Township resident, died unexpectedly at 1:55 p.m. Saturday at the Lagrange County Hospital in Lagrange, Ind.

He was born March 11, 1911 in Rockfield, Ind., to Frank and Bessie BENEFIEL BRUCE.  He was married Dec. 31, 1933 in Rockfield to Vera L. SANDERS.  He retired from Rockwell Standard Corp. in Logansport in 1972.  He was a member of the Rockfield Christan Church, the Fulton Masonic Lodge and the Logansport Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Shirley J. GROSS, Peru, and Karen S. BYERS, Logansport; two sisters, Nellie POWELL, Logansport, and Jennie SCULL, Jamestown, Pa.; three brothers, Harry BRUCE and Charles BRUCE, both of Jamestown, Pa.; and Dean BRUCE, Logansport; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCloskey=Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport with the Rev. James L. LUND officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Eagles memorial services will be at 7 o’clock tonight and Masonic memorialservices will be at 7:30 o’clock tonight.

 

Edith L. Sivits

Edith L. SIVITS, 74, Peru, died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.

She was born Oct. 27, 1907 in Kokomo to Charles and Hespie COPPOCK GREEN.  She married Von Harry SIVITS on Feb. 16, 1926; he died May 31, 1971.  She was retired from Chamberlin Products Corp., of Akron.

Surviving are five sons, Sidney and Robert [SIVITS], of Peru; Charles [SIVITS], of Illinois; Glenn [SIVITS], of Arkansas; and Jerry [SIVITS], Panama; three daughters, Donna NICKELS, Ruth WINEGARDNER and Jean BLACKWELL, all of Logansport; two brothers, Hanley and Roma GREEN, both of Peru; a sister, Roxie BALDWIN, Peru; thirty-three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m.Tuesday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home in Peru with the Rev. George BROWN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until the service.

 

Nettie I. Overmyer

Services for Nettie I. OVERMYER, 85, will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Peabody Memorial Chapel, North Manchester, with the Rev. Richard CRAIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

Miss Overmyer lived at the Peabody Memorial Home for the past eight years and was formerly from North Manchester.  She died this morning at 5:47 in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born Jan. 15, 1896 in Fulton County to Harvey and Catherine WISE OVERMYER and was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Surviving are two half-sisters, Thelma TIFFANY, Lakewood, Ohio, and Esther GERHART, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bender Funeral Home in North Manchester is in charge of arrangements.  Calling hours will be one hour prior to the services at the chapel.
Tuesday, December 15, 1981

 

Laverna A. Thibodeau

Funeral services were held Monday at Coleman, Wis., for Laverna A. THIBODEAU, 85, a former Kewanna resident who lived in Coleman.

She was born in Rochester on Jan. 30, 1896 to Josiah A. and Charity A. REID HOWER.  She married Fred NEVEYU on Sept. 8, 1915.  Her second marriage was to Arthur THIBODEAU on Dec. 28, 1935.

Surviving are nine children; thirty-nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; four sisters, including Mrs. Merrill (Bertha) WALTZ, Fulton; and a brother.  A brother preceded in death.

Services were at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Coleman and burial was in the Coleman Cemetery.

 

Caddie P. Smith

Caddie Pauline SMITH, 54, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, died at 2 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for eight months.

She was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio on March 27, 1927.  She had lived in Rochester for 11 years, coming here from Torrence, Calif.  She married Hugh J. SMITH in Leiters Ford on Oct. 9, 1970; he survives.  She was a general housekeeper.

Surviving with the husband are two brothers, Herbert and Melvin ROSTERFER, both of Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, December 16, 1981

 

Mary Ginn

Mary GINN, 85, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for two days.

She was born Aug. 8, 1896 in Fulton County to James H. and Mahala COOK BURNS.  She had lived her entire life in Fulton County.  She married Garrett H. GINN in Rochester on Oct. 16, 1915; he survives.  She had been a member of the Athens United Methodist Church since 1916.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Byron E. GINN, Rochester, and James E. GINN, Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, Jesse and Oliver BURNS, and two sisters, Vida KUHN and Estella VanLUE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  Mr. Ginn will be with son Byron for several days.
Marian Higgins

Marian HIGGINS, 87, Sebastian, Fla., died at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sebastian River Medical Center where she was admitted several days earlier.

She was born July 27, 1894 near Chicago to William and Lydia MILLER HORMAN.  She married Forrest HIGGINS in 1922; he survives.  She had been a Florida resident the past 10 years, moving there from the Akron area.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God and attended the First Church of God in Vero Beach, Fla.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Betty Jane RAUTH, Vero Beach, Fla.; two sons, Richard [HIGGINS], Warsaw, and Thomas [HIGGINS], Hymera, Ind.; and six grandchildren.  Three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron with the Revs. Robert REARDON and James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, December 17, 1981 to Saturday, December 19, 1981

 

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Monday, December 21, 1981

 

Robert D. Van Lue

Robert D. Van LUE, 64, of 109 Ohio St., died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, following heart surgery.

He was born Sept. 6, 1917 in Mentone to Marvin and Mary AUGHINBAUGH Van LUE.  He had lived in Rochester all his life.  He was married July 15, 1944 in Rensselaer to Verlie BRADLEY.  He was a carpenter.

Surviving are the wife; the father; four sons, Jerry BLANCHARD, Rochester; Robert E. Van LUE, Warsaw; Larry Van LUE, Rochester; and Marvin Van LUE, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Phyllis) NORMAN, Rochester; twenty grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Ruth) McCLAIN, Rochester; Pauline COX, Indianapolis; and Jeannie SMITH, Battle Creek, Mich.; a brother, Jerry Van LUE, South Bend; and an aunt, Mrs. Art (Dorothy) FANSLER, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Monday.

 

Margaret Cook

Margaret “Peg” COOK, 65, 1500 Bancroft Ave., died at 3:25 p.m. Sunday in Woodlaqn Hospital.  She was born Jan. 19, 1916 in Macy to Victor and Pearl RAYMER COVER.  She had lived here for 38 years, coming from Macy.  She was married July 14, 1943 in Culver to Robert E. COOK.  He died April 22, 1974.  She was a former employee of Topps Manufacturing and of Columbia Elementary School.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Louise) SMITH, Akron, and Mrs. Ellis (Lois) YODER, Macy; two nieces; and two nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN, officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.


 

Eva R. Holloway

Eva Ruth HOLLOWAY, 87, formerly of Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  She had been a patient since Monday, had lived with her daughter the past year, and has been in failing health for three years.

She was born in Fulton County Nov. 16, 1894 to Samuel and Emellivina KIMBLE BEGHTEL.  She lived most of her life in this community.  She married Elven E. HOLLOWAY in Fulton County on Jan. 28, 1914; he died May 14, 1977.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) CHALK and Mrs. Fred (Rosemary) McCLOTHIN, both of Rochester; five sons, Walter, Howard, Lester, Marvin and Bernie [HOLLOWAY], all of Rochester; thirty-four grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Gladys SHAUM, Elkhart.  A son, Russell [HOLLOWAY], died Feb. 13, 1979; two brothers and a sister also preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON and Bishop William TINCHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service.

 

Tuesday, December 22, 1981

 

Mabel L. Hagenbush

Mabel L. HAGENBUSH, 76, of 408 Dewey St., Argos, died at 6:39 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend following a six-monh illness.

She was born March 9, 1905 in Marshall County to Charles and Martha BOWEN KINDIG.  She lived most of her life at Argos.  She married Ivo HAGENBUSH Sr. in Plymouth on June 20, 1913; he died Dec. 20, 1973.  She was a member of the Argos Area Senior Citizens and a former employee of the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant.

Surviving are a daughter, Evelyn TRACY, Argos; four sons, Robert [HAGENBUSH], South Bend; Ivo [HAGENBUSH], Jr., Tyner; Richard [HAGENBUSH], Argos; and Donald [HAGENBUSH], Rt. 3, Peru; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Meadie WANSTLER and Thelma COOPER, both of Elkhart, and Blanche ERICKSON, LaPorte; three brothers, Calvin and Nelson [KINDIG], both of LaPorte, and Lester [KINDIG], Avon Park, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos EMS.

 

Margaret H. Shields

Word has been received of the death on Dec. 11 of Margaret H. SHIELDS, 70, formerly of Rochester, following an eight-month illness.  She died in the Americana East Health Care Center at Green Bay, Wis.

The former Margaret SWANSON, Mrs. Shields married Harold D. SHIELDS on July 16, 1947 in Rochester; he survives.  She was a member of the Rochester VFW Auxiliary before leaving here in 1959.  She lived in Niles, Mich., before moving to Wausaukee, Wis.

Surviving with the husband are three brothers, Carl [SWANSON], Florida; Phillip [SWANSON], Oak Lawn, Ill., and Warren [SWANSON], of Pembine, Wis.; a sister, Maude PETERSON, Hines, Minn.  Burial was in the Wausaukee Cemetery.
Daisy I. Bucher

Daisy I. BUCHER, 93, formerly of Akron, died this morning at the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had been a patient for five years.

She was born April 18, 1888 in Fulton County to Charles L. and Catherine ESHELMAN YOUNG and had lived in this area her entire life.  She married Mearl BUCHER Sept. 18, 1913; he died in 1963.  She was a former school teacher.

Surviving are two daughters, Lucille SMITH, Dayton, Ohio, and Mabel KNESS, Huntsville, Ala., and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, December 23, 1981

 

Alvin Lee Johnson

Alvin Lee “Nig” JOHNSON, 84, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 8:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for a week.  He had been in failing health for three years.

He was born Feb. 22, 1897 in Fulton County to Wiley and Effie DOUGLAS JOHNSON.  He had resided mos of his life in Fulton County except for two years in Gary.  He was married April 16, 1921 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Chloe A. EWING; she survives.  He was a farmer and had been a salesman for Hauser Cigar Co. for 20 years.  He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion for over 50 years, Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, Scottish Rite Lodge in South Bend, the Mizpah Shrine Temple in Fort Wayne, and the Manitou Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for 15 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Mary Ellen) ZARTMAN, Rt. 6, Rochester a son, Lee “Bud” JOHNSON, Winona Lake; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.          A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday.

 

Charles K. Ziegler

Charles K. “Chuck” ZIEGLER, 54, Indianapolis, died this morning at Community Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born April 18, 1927 in Indianapolis to Verl and Charolett APPLE ZIEGLER.  He married Patti J. LEE; she survives.  He was a sales manager two years for American Linen Supply of Indianapolis, and prior to that he was a special deputy in Fulton County.  He was a member of the Old Bethel United Methodist Church, Mystic Circle Masonic Lodge 685, Sahara Grotto, Indianapolis 500 Old timers Club, Rochester Moose Lodge, and was a World War II Navy veteran.

Surviving with the wife and mother, both of Indianapolis, are five sons, Stephen BLACK, Lebanon; Michael McGUINNESS, Indianapolis; Thomas McGUINNESS, Arizona; Patrick McGUINESS, Indianapolis; and Danny ZIEGLER, Rochester; a daughter, Patty [ZIEGLER], Texas; two brothers, Howard and Stanley ZIEGLER, Indianapolis, and three grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Shirley Brothers East Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, with burial at Washington Park East, Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday.


 

Alfred M. Boon

Alfred M. BOON, 80, Rt. 1, (Walnut community), Argos, died unexpectedly at his home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.  He had been ill for three years.

He was born June 21, 1901 at Stony Point, near Atwood, to John and Rosa GALL BOON.  His first marriage was to Cecil STARNER on Oct. 20, 1923; she died Dec. 29, 1947.  His second marriage was to Viola HANCE on Jan. 22, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nev.; she survives.  He was an Argos area resident the past 15 years, moving there from California.  He retired from Uniroyal in Los Angeles, Calif., was a former Elkhart resident and a member of the Elkhart Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) HOFFMAN, Leesburg, and Margi FISHER, Elkhart; a son, Dan