FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1982

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1982

 

Saturday, January 2, 1982 to Monday, January 4, 1982

 

[no obits]

 

Tuesday, January 5, 1982

 

Sybil I. Calvin

Sybil Irene CALVIN, 93, of 120 W. 11th St., died unexpectedly Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Hospital where she was admitted Sunday.

She was born in Lucerne on Sept. 26, 1888 and lived her entire life in Cass and Fulton counties.  She married Vere S. CALVIN in 1946; he died Sept. 12, 1971.  She was a retired school teacher, teaching at Kewanna, Grass Creek and Burnettsville.  She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Rochester, the Manitou Garden Club and was a member and past president of the Rochester Women’s Club.

She is survived by a son, John MOURER, South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. W. B. (Lucille) ROUTT, Leesburg, Fla.; Mrs. Robert (Bernice) HAHN, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Charlotte STRUTHERS, Mamaroneck, N.Y.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jean) OBENHOUSE, Barrington, Ill.; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and a twin brother, William EMERY, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday 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 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and on Friday until the service.  Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church building fund.

 

Wednesday, January 6, 1982

 

Daisy Davis

Daisy DAVIS, 67, of 129 W. Seventh St., died at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital following a four-month illness.  She was born May 21, 1914 in Pulaski County to James and Edna BAUGH ROE and lived her entire life in this area.  She married Everette W. DAVIS in South Bend on May 13, 1932; he died Aug. 28, 1969.  She was a former employee of the Rochester Nursing Home and also did private duty nursing.  She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Rochester.

She is survived by two sons, William A. DAVIS, Columbus, Miss., and Robert R. DAVIS, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. George (Judy) SNYDER, St. Charles, Ill.; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a foster daughter, Susan RUNKLE, Warsaw; three brothers, Robert and George ROE, Rochester, and Jack ROE, South Bend; and a sister, Estelle TRIBBETT, South Bend.  Four brothers and a sister preceded in death.


 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday 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 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Mabel C. Ault

Mabel C. AULT, 86, formerly of 312 W. Third St., died at 5:30 this morning in Woodlawn Hospital where she was admitted 1 1/2 hours earlier.  She had been in failing health for the past three years.

Mrs. Ault was a resident of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for the past three years.  She was born March 29, 1895 in Reynolds, N.D. to Iver and Louisa SONDREAL IVERSON.  She married Joseph O. AULT July 3, 1914 in Warroad, Minn.  He died July 30, 1972.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the Mothers of World War II, and the Ladies Bible Class of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Keller (June) HARTMAN, Akron; Mrs. Stanley (Louise) TEEL, Rochester; Mrs. T. R. (Joanna) REYES, Lakewood, Calif., and Mrs. Paul (Rosemary) DAVIDSON, Leiters Ford; two sons, Dean and Joseph AULT, both of Rochester; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.  A sister, a brother, a son, five grandchildren and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services on Friday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Russell G. Shewman

Russell G. SHEWMAN, 62, Rt. 2, Rochester (Mt. Zion community), died at his home this morning.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Thursday, January 7, 1982

 

Russell G. Shewman

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home inRochester for Russell Gordon SHEWMAN, 62, Rt. 2, Rochester (Mt. Zion community) who died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.  He had been in failing health for five years.

He was born April 9, 1919 in Fulton County to Ray and Docha SIPPY SHEWMAN and spent his lifetime in Fulton county.  He married Stella Von EYTCHESON in Fulton County on Dec. 24, 1941; she survives.  He was a retired employee of Warsaw Black Oxide Co. in Burket and a World War II veteran, serving in the Africa and Italy campaigns.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Linda) SIMPSON, Kewanna; a step-daughter, Sondra KNEPPER, Rochester; two grandchildren, Justin and Bambi SIMPSON; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Edith) CARR, Silver Lake; Mrs. Marion (Esther) IRELAND, North Manchester, and Dorothy ALBERTSON, Mishawaka.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

The Rev. Dale BARDSLEY will officiate the service and burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday until the service.  Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW posts of Rochester.


 

Tressa M. Brown

Tressa Mae BROWN, 77, Winamac, died at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday at the Chase Center in Logansport.

She was born July 3, 1904 in Pulaski County to William and Edith HASCHEL REINHOLT.  She married Paul L. BROWN on April 15, 1922 in Winamac; he died Nov. 4, 1981.  She was a member of the Christian Church and Eagles Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Helen SHEPHERD, Rochester and Patricia GALE, Portage; a son, Kenneth BROWN, Winamac; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters; and two brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with the Rev. Larsene HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Eagles Auxiliary memorial services will be at 8 p.m. today.

 

Mary Dunlap

Mary SMITH DUNLAP, 65, Rt. 1, (Nyona Lake) Macy, died at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born July 17, 1916 in Wheatfield, Ind., to Frank and Mary DeARMOND SMITH.  She married Robert C. DUNLAP on March 1, 1951; he survives.  She was a Nyona Lake resident the past five years and a member of the Royal Neighbors.

Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Janet BORDEN, Portage; Dolores HEPLER, Nappanee; Charlene NORVELL, Fort Wayne, and Helen WILLIAMS, Peru; two sisters, Charlotte HOLCOMB, Anderson, and Helen SVETLIK, Peru; two brothers, the Rev. G. Frank SMITH, Springfield, Mo., and Robert SMITH, Stockton, Mo.; fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eikenberry=Eddy Funeral Home in Peru with the Rev. Mark HILL officiating.  Burial will be in the Peoria Cemetery in Miami County.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, January 8, 1982

 

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Saturday, January 9, 1982

 

Robert D. Casper, Jr.

Robert D. CASPER Jr., 42, Argos, was killed instantly Friday evening when logs he was unloading at the E. E. Eley Sawmill in Argos shifted, pinning him under the load.

He was born April 13, 1939 in Plymouth to Robert and Treva WEAVER CASPER Sr., who survive.  He was a graduate of Lapaz High School.   He married Betty SHEETS June 7, 1959 in Columbia City; she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Bryan and Bruce [CASPER], at home; a sister, Mrs. Marlene FUNK, Downey, Calif.; and a brother Warren CASPER, Plymouth.

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

The accident was investigated by the Marshall County cornoner’s office and the Argos Police Department.


 

Monday, January 11, 1982

 

Ethel L. Jefferies

Ethel L. JEFFERIES, 79, Argos, died at 2:15 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  She had been ill for a year.

She was born Sept. 18, 1902 in Knox to John and Minnie DAVIS SCHUH.  She had resided in Argos since 1921, in coming from Plymouth.  She married Lee JEFFERIES Dec. 21, 1921, in Plymouth; he died Nov. 18, 1965.  She was a member of the Argos Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen SUSITS, Argos; a son, Donald JEFFERIES, Argos; nine grandchildrn; seventeen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Daisy FESER, Cocoa, Fla.; four brothers, Ray [SCHUH], Edwardsburg, Mich.; Orville [SCHUH], Plymouth; Cletis [SCHUH], Niles, Mich.; and Walter [SCHUH], Three Oaks, Mich.  A son, Eugene [JEFFERIES], died in 1971.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Michael CLOUD officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, January 12, 1982

 

Vic Theodore Lockwood

Services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Community Church of Kamrar, Ia., for Vic Theodore LOCKWOOD, 74, Kamrar-Webster City, Ia., a former Deedsville resident.  He died Thursday evening at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines, where he had been a patient since Dec. 24.  He had been in ill health for six years.

He was born March 16, 1907 in Deedsville to William Asher and Narpha DEWALD LOCKWOOD.  He attended Manchester College.

He was a service manager for General Motors in Kamrar-Webster City.  He married Freda KLAVER June 8, 1935; she survives.  He served in the U.S. Navy on a repair ship during World War II in the South Pacific.  He started his own repair shop in Kamrar in 1957, operating it until 1975 when he retired.  He was a member of the Community Church, the American Legion, the Kamrar Lions Club and the AA Club of Webster City.

Surviving are three sisters, Edna GOTTSCHALK, Rochester; Ellen HICKS, Freeport, Fla., and Mrs. Harry (Betty) CARR, Plymouth; and nieces and nephews.  A brother preceded in death.

The Rev. Marvin CAMP officiated the service and burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Wednesday, January 13, 1982

 

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Thursday, January 14, 1982

 

Harry R. Wink

Harry Raymond WINK, 70, of 1504 Monroe St., died at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health the past 1 1/2 years.

He was born Feb. 21, 1909 in Chicago to William and Genevieve HORNISH WINK.  He had lived in Rochester for 23 years, moving here from Tippecanoe.  He married Elizabeth WEBER in Chicago on Nov. 25, 1936; she survives.  He was retired from Indiana Metal Products of Rochester and was a member of the Rochester Elks Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Janice) MONESMITH, New Haven, and Mrs. Paul (Nancy) RYNEARSON, Rochester; a son, Michael WINK, Veedersburg; five grandchildren; and a sister, Genevieve GILLISPIE, Mountain Home, Ark.

The Rochester Elks Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home and funeral services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Following cremation, burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from  2 to 5 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Carrie D. Moore

Carrie Dell MOORE, 88, formerly of 613 Jefferson St., died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health at the Rochester Nursing Home the past two years.

She was born May 9, 1893 in Fulton County to Frank and Rosanna ZINK OVERMYER.  She was married in Fulton County to Ross MOORE, who died Sept. 29, 1962.  She lived her entire life in Fulton County and was a member of the Burton United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Gail) PLETCHER, Elkhart, and Mrs. Robert (Vivian) RENFRO, Dallas, Texas; a son, Robert H. MOORE, Miami, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Three daughters, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Friday,and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.

 

Friday, January 15, 1982

 

Harlan F. Nickell

Harlan F. NICKELL, 63, Hobart, died Wednesday in Rochester.

He was born in Peoria, Ill., to James and Nancy WILLIAMS NICKELL.  He was a former employee of Stendahl and Sons and a resident of Hobart for 38 years.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Legion of Moose and the Laborers and Hod Carriers Union.

Surviving with the wife, Annie [NICKELL], are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Karen) SEARS and Mrs. Thomas (Linda) COATES, both of Hobart; four grandchildren, Pamela, Scott, Brian and Amanda; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Mary) BUNNELL, Lake Station, and Mrs. Dan (Wilma) KOEHLER, Green Bay, Wis., and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Rees Funeral Home, Hoabart, with the Rev. Gerald WOLWORTH officiating.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today.


 

Larry A. Lewis

A Rochester man was killed and five family members injured when fire destroyed their two-story home at 500 Indiana Ave., at 6:25 a.m. today.

Larry A. LEWIS, 46, was found dead in a downstairs bedroom of the home owned by his mother, Lucy SMITH.  The home is east of Rochester Metal Products and workers at the plant, Bob HIBBS and Don ROUSSEL, helped rescue three children from the burning house.  They were unable to find Lewis, who had been in failing health.

Lewis’ son, Eric Michael LEWIS, 14; his sister, Janet Kay BECK, 28; and Mrs. Beck’s son, Timothy Dale BECK, 10, were taken to Fort Wayne St. Joseph Hospital’s Burn Center.  Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Beck’s daughter, Kim Ann BECK, 8, were treated and released at Woodlawn Hospital.

The Rochester Fire Department had not determined a cause for the blaze, but said Mrs. Smith reported hearing what sounded like an explosion sometime after starting her car at 4:30 a.m.  Firemen said they received the first of several calls reporting the fire at 6:25 a.m. and that the home was burning out of control when the first of 23 firemen and volunteers arrived at the scene.

“Fire was coming out of every window in the house.  We don’t know how it could have gotten such a good start,” Fire Chief Gene MELTON said.

A minus 12 degree temperature reading was reported at 7 a.m. today and firemen said that while no equipment failed because of the cold, frozen fingers and faces further complicated their efforts.  Mrs Beck was taken to Fort Wayne soon after the fire by Fulton County EMTs.  Eric Lewis and Tim Beck were transported later this morning by a mobile Intensive Care Unit from Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.  State Fire Marshal investigators will work with local firemen in an effort to determine the cause of the blaze.

Lewis’ death is the third related to fire in Fulton County in the last year.  A state highway worker and a truck driver died from burns suffered in a traffic accident June 5, 1981 on U.S. 31, near County Road 700 North.

Fulton County’s last fatality from a house fire occurred Nov. 16, 1979 when 4-year-old Tender Lea RIFE died in a fire near Marshtown.

This morning’s blace was the second this week in which a family’s home was destroyed.  A mobile home fire Wednesday evening destroyed the Jack NOLEN residence on Bessmore Park Road, east of Lake Manitou.

Funeral arrangements for Lewis are pending at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home in Peru.

 

A. Virgil White

A. Virgil WHITE, 61, Kewanna, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  He was born Dec. 23, 1920 in Pulaski County to Bert and Vera WHITE.  He was married to Annabelle FOX; she died in 1967.  He married Dorese KIMBLE Aug. 23, 1973, in Kewanna.  He was a retired employee of the Youngstown Steel Mill, Gary.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Cedar Lake, the Kewanna VFW, the Cedar Lake American Legion, and served in the U.S. Army in Eyurope during World War II.

Surviving are the mother, of Star City; the wife; a daughter, Susan FARICELLI, Rochester; a son, Randy WHITE, Cedar Lake; two step-sons, Larry and Jerry KIMBLE, Kewanna; a step-daughter, JoAnn LAWYER, Kewanna seven grandchildren; two sisters, Bertie ERWIN, Logansport, and Evelyn ANDERSON, Logansport; two brothers, Wesley WHITE, Chicago, and Robert WHITE, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Neal MILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.


 

Saturday, January 16, 1982

 

Larry A. Lewis

Three people remain in critical condition today in the Fort Wayne St. Joseph Hospital Burn Center after a fire Friday morning which killed a Rochester man and injured five other people.

Janet Kay BECK, 28; her son Timothy Dale BECK, 10, and a naphew, Eric Michael LEWIS, 14, remained in critical condition after suffering burns and smoke inhalation in the 6:25 a.m. blaze which destroyed their home at 500 Indiana Ave.

Larry A. LEWIS, 46, died in the fire which the Rochester Fire Department said caused $15,000 damage to the house and $7,500 damage to its contents.  No cause for the fire has been deteermined.

The owner of the home, Lucy SMITH, and 8-year-old Kim Ann BECK also were injured in the fire, but both were released after treatment at Woodlawn Hospital.  Mrs. Smith is the mother of Lewis and Mrs. Beck and is belived to have been the only occupant of the house awake when the blaze broke out.

Services are still pending at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, for Lewis.

He was born Oct. 19, 1935 in Peru to Austin LEWIS and Lucy VIGAR LEWIS SMITH.

Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.

 

Monday, January 18, 1982

 

Larry A. Lewis

Services for Larry A. LEWIS, 46, of 500 Indiana Ave. will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.  Lewis died in a house fire early Friday morning which injured five other family members.

Lewis was born In Peru Oct. 19, 1935 to Austin LEWIS and Lucy LEWIS SMITH; his mother surives.  She and Lewis’ sister, Janet Kay BECK; his son, Eric [LEWIS], and Mrs. Beck’s children, Timothy Dale and Kim Ann [BECK], were injured in the blaze.

Calling hour for Lewis are from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral Home.

Mrs. Beck, Timothy BECK and Eric LEWIS remain in critical condition in the Fort Wayne St. Joseph Hospital burn center after suffering burns and smoke inhalation in the 6:25 a.m. blaze which left $15,000 damage to the house and $7,500 damage to the contents, according to fire department.  No cause fot the fire has been listed.

Contrary to previous reports, it has been learned that Mrs. Smith, the owner of the home, also has been admitted to the Fort Wayne hospital.  She is in Room 448 and is listed in fair condition.  She also suffered burns.  Her telephone number at the hospital is 423-2614.

Eight-year-old Kim BECK, who was treated and released from Woodlawn Hospital, is staying with Paul and Maria SAYGER in Rochester.

The three in the burn center at the Fort Wayne Hospital are not allowed visitors at this time, but may receive cards and letters.  Letters may be addressed to them in care of the Fort Wayne St. Joseph Hospital Burn Center, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46802.

The Red Cross is in search of clothing for the family members.  Needed are large-sized women’s clothing; girls size 12 clothing and shoe size 2 or 3; boys clothing sized 8 slim and also 32 waist.

Clothing is being obtained for the family members at this time, according to the Red Cross.  Furniture and home furnishings will be sought after the family has found housing.
Herman H. Fenn

Herman H. “Huck” FENN, 60, Rt. 6, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 3:20 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital following a six-week illness.

He was born June 24, 1921 in Kokomo to Herman Lee and Orlena HUGHES FENN.  He lived in Fulton County for 25 years, moving here from Kokomo.  He married Betty PERKINS in Kokomo on Dec. 31, 1952; she survives.  He was retired employee of Wickes Lumber Co. and a musician in this area 35 years.  He was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Air Force, a member of the Fulton Town Board, Moose Lodge and American Legion Post at Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Donna) RANS, Rochester; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.  A son, Gerry [FENN], died in 1979.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Don REITER officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m.Tuesday, and on Wednesday until the service.  Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW at the cemetery.

 

Albert Gresham Bearss

Albert Gresham BEARSS, 91, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Dec. 25, 1890 to George R. and Jessie McBRIDE BEARSS.  He lived his entire life on the farm where he was born.  He married Anna Viola McKINNEY on March 8, 1911; she died in September 1967.  He was a retired farmer, a former Fulton County commissioner from 1928-30, a former Precinct 6 Election Judge and a member of the First United Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a brother, George M. BEARSS, Rochester; two nephews, Gresham A. “Bud” BEARSS, Berne and Wendell B. BEARSS, Rochester; and two nieces, Mrs. Donald (Frances) SMITH, Logansport, and Mrs. Juan (Janis) GARCIA, Puebla, Mexico.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday 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 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until the service.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 1982

 

Viona L. Rishling

Viona L. RISHLING, 78, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at her home.

She was born May 19, 1903 in Rensselaer to John K. SCOTT and Ina E. BROOKS.  She had lived in Fulton County since 1957, moving here from Rensselaer.  She married Linley RISHLING, who preceded in death.

Surviving are a niece and a nephew.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Eddingfield Mortuary in Wabash with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Wednesday, January 20, 1982 to Thursday, January 21, 1982

 

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Friday, January 22, 1982

 

Nichole Vuittonet

Graveside services were held this morning at the Mentone Cemetery for Nichole VUITTONET, who was sitllborn Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

She was the daughter of Ernesto and Vanessa WRIGHT VUITTONET Jr., Rt. 1, Mentone.  Also surviving are the paternal grandparents, Ernesto and Maria VIUTTONET, Tippecanoe; maternal grandparents, Bill and Nova WRIGHT, Mentone; the maternal great-grandfather, Crist CRISP, Prestonsburg, Ky., and the maternal great-grandmother, Nettie WRIGHT, Martin, Ky.

The Rev. Buell MEADOWS officiated the services.  Arrangements were handled by the King Memorial Home in Mentone.

 

Berlin Hedrick

Berlin HEDRICK, 86, Rt. 4, Peru, died Thursday at 9:22 p.m. in Dukes Memorial Hospital at Peru.

He was born in Cass County Oct. 17, 1895 to James G. and Carolyn C. WEAVER HEDRICK.  He was married to Marie SMITH Feb. 23, 1918; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Loree Brethren Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Melvin [HEDRICK], Rochester; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A daughter, Iris KUNKLE, died in 1972.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home at Peru, and burial will be in the Rankin Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, January 23, 1982

 

Freda C. Shaffer

Funeral services were Thursday in Indianapolis for Freda C. SHAFFER, 87, a 40-year resident of Lake Manitou’s Wolf Point.  She died Jan. 14 at the Rochester Nursing Home following seven years of illness.

Surviving are the husband, Carl W. SHAFFER, also a patient at the nursing home, and a son, Richard R. SHAFFER, Gillett, N.J.

Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home of Rochester was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Monday, January 25, 1982 to Tuesday, January 26, 1982

 

[no obits]
Wednesday, January 27, 1982

 

David D. Wright

David D. WRIGHT, 29, Denver, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born Jan. 8, 1953 in Peru to Max M. and Maxine A. RICHARDSON WRIGHT.  His mother, Peru, survives.  He married Rebecca SUNDAY Aug. 5, 1972 in Denver; she survives.  He was employed by Amtrol Thrush Corp. of Peru and was a 1971 graduate of North Miami High School.  He was a member of the Denver Baptist Church, the Gilead Masonic Lodge and the Moose Lodge of Peru.

Surviving with his mother and wife are two sons, Jon and Chad [WRIGHT], at home; a brother, Michael [WRIGHT], Chili two sisters, Carol TREXLER, Sweetzer, and Susie RUNKLE, Denver, and his grandmother, Martha WRIGHT, Lafayette.  His father died Jan. 1, 1982.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

 

John F. Hettinger

John F. HETTINGER, 56, Logansport, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at Chase Center Nursing Home, Logansport.

He was born June 28, 1925, in Star City to John Leland and Frances Rebecca STEWART HETTINGER.  He married E.  Evelyn FARRIS March 20, 1955; she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Debra BIRNELL, Logansport; two sons, John E. [HETTINGER], at home, and Jackie [HETTINGER], Indianapolis; three brothers, Donald [HETTINGER], Ladysmith, Wis.; Mike [HETTINGER], Logansport, and Archie [HETTINGER], Fort Wayne; three sisters, Opal COBY, Rochester; Mary FRANKS, Lafayette, and Ida HUDDLESTON, Kewanna; and three grandchildren.  The parents and five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Marocco Funeral Chapel with John RIGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.

 

C. Amel Isom

C. Amel ISOM, 79, of 525 N. Michigan St., Argos, died Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient one day.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.
Thursday, January 28, 1982

 

C. Amel Isom

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos for C. Amel ISOM, 79, of 525 N. Michigan St., Argos, who died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital where he was a patient one day.

The Rev. Ray OVIATT will officiate and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mr. Isom was born July 16, 1902 in Buncome, Ill., and moved to Argos five years ago from Oxford Junction, Iowa.  He was a retired employee of the Iowa State Reformatory at Anamosa, Iowa.

Surviving are three daughters, Lora LOOMAN, Knox; Gracie KLINEDENST, Plymouth, and Lillie WORLEY, Logansport; two sons, William [ISOM], Nevato, Calif., and Donald [ISOM], in Oregon; twenty-one grandchildren; and twenty-six great-grandchildren.  Two wives preceded in death, as did a daughter, Lela COCHRAN of Rochester.

 

Ned D. Igo

Ned DeWayne IGO, 30, Warsaw, died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital.  He had been ill one month.

He was born Dec. 11, 1952 in Rocheter to Ned B. and Mary BAKER IGO.  He had lived in Warsaw for two years.  He was a Vietnam veteran, serving with the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his mother, of Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Ken (Diane) MANN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Michael (Darlene) STIFFLER, Fort Wayne; and a grandmother, Lena IGO, Claypool.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, January 29, 1982

 

Bonnie L. Elkins

Bonnie L. ELKINS, 72, Tippecanoe, died at 7:20 p.m. Thursday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

She was born Nov. 28, 1909 in Persia, Tenn., to Emerson and Elizabeth LESTER SMITH.  She married Ralph ELKINS in Rochester on Nov. 3, 1927; he died Jan. 19, 1965.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara VanNEVEL, Bremen; three sons, Harold and Michael ELKINS, Plymouth, and Larry ELKINS, Bourbon; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and a brother, Sam SMITH, Camden.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. until the services Sunday.
Mildred A. Baker

Mildred A. BAKER, 68, a former Argos resident living in Thorntown, died at 12:50 a.m. today at the Crow Nursing Home in Fort Wayne.

She was born April 16, 1913 in Tyner to Watson and Mary ANDREWS YORK.  She married R. Stanley BAKER in Plymouth on Aug. 14, 1937; he died Dec. 21, 1973.  She was a former employee of Argos High School and a member of the Argos Wesleyan Church.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Burnell (Ruth) BENDER, Woodburn; Mrs. Max (Melba) CONLEY, Thorntown; Dorothy BOONE, Osseo, Mich.; Mrs. William (Treva) WORTHINGTON, North Manchester, and Mrs. Val (Sheryl) JAMES, Galveston; two sons, Ross BAKER, Osceola, and Paul BAKER, Athens, Ga.; sixteen grandchildren; five sisters, Hazel ARNOLD, California; Mrs. Merle WHITE, Claire, Mich.; Lucinda YORK, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Willard BURKHOLDER, Tyner, and Beulah PHILBROOK, Culver; two brothers, Welcome YORK, Florida, and Charles YORK, Muncie.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Argos Wesleyan Church with the Revs. Edwin JOHNSON and Robert VanHAITSMA officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos and an hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Saturday, January 30, 1982

 

Floe Hilficker

Floe HILFICKER, 94, Kewanna, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Winamac Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 6, 1888 in Starke County to Floren and Emma BARKER SINGER.  She had lived in Kewanna since 1965, coming from Urbana, Ill., where she had lived most of her life.  Her first marriage was to Burt PFOST.  Her second marriage was to John HILFICKER, who died in 1967.  She was a retired seamstress and a member of the Christian Church.

Surviving are a brother, the Rev. L. A. SINGER, Wabash, and nieces and nephews.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Floyd MORRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Bruce Lake.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, February 1, 1982

 

Helen Daine

Helen DAINE, 69, Macy, died at 7 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital where she had een a patient several days.

She was born Jan. 21, 1913 in Miami County to Adam M. and Lucy BARNES DAINE.  She was a lifelong resident of the Macy area.  She was a member of the Niconza Church.

Surviving are a sister, Betty McAULIFFE, Milwaukee, Wis.; two brothers, Cleotis [DAINE], Akron, and Robert [DAINE], Roseland.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.
Viola V. Gilliland

Viola V. GILLILAND, 74, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 12:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill since March.

She was born Sept. 16, 1907 in Roanoke, Va., to William H. and Loni E. McGEE STANLEY and had lived in the Rochester area for 56 years, coming from Roanoke.  She married Thomas D. PERDUE in 1923; he died in 1932.  She married Geiger “Gig” GILLILAND Dec. 25, 1939 in Rochester; he died April 18, 1980.  She and Gilliland owned and operated the Gilliland Auto Machine Co., Rochester.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are [two] sons, Thomas “Sonny” PERDUE, and Dean L. PERDUE, [and step-son], Richalrd L. GILLILAND, all of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. George (Dorothy) CRISSINGER, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers; four sisters, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Orville (Mary) HARTZLER, Rochester.  A son, Melvin L. PERDUE, died in 1951.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and up to the time of the services on Thursday.

 

Tuesday, February 2, 1982

 

Helen Daine

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron for Helen DAINE, 69, Macy, who died at 7 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

The Rev. Fred LANDOLT will officiate the services and burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

 

Elmer Weller

Elmer WELLER, 92, Kewanna, died at 9 p.m. Monday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.

He was born Oct. 3, 1889 in Potomac, Ill., to Mr. and Mrs. Joshua WELLER.  He had lived in Kewanna the past 17 years, moving there from Potomac.  His first marriage was to Bessie WILLS; she died in 1951.  His second marriage was to Mary REEVES, who also preceded in death.  His third marriage was to Nina BUDD BURNS on July 31, 1968; she survives.  He was a retired Civil Service mechanic at Chanute, Ill., and a member of the Church of Christ of Potomac.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Charles Keith WELLER, Sacramento, Calif., and Thomas A. WELLER, Huntington Beach, Calif.; three step-daughters, Violet WILLIAMS, Walkerton; Rose SHERMAN, Logansport, and Eva REED, Muncie; a step-son, James DAVIS, Monterey; nieces and nephews; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A son, five brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Larsene HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Potomac Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
James W. Lyons

James Wesley LYONS, 61, of 130 Jefferson St., died shortly after admittance to Woodlawn Hospital at 9 a.m. today.

He was born April 17, 1920 in Grayling, Mich., to Otto and Eva COX LYONS.  He lived in Rochester the past 22 years, moving here from Akron.  He married Mary Ellen PAXTON on July 4, 1943 in Etna Green; she survives.  He was employed at Universal Foods in Peru, was a member of the United Brethren Church of Etna Green and the Eagles Lodge of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Bondi (Nancy) HEINZMAN, Rt. 3, Rochester; and Vera Lynn LYONS, Kewanna; a son, Michael James LYONS, Rochester; seven granddaughters; his mother, Etna Green; and two brothers, William [LYONS], Etna Green; and Frank [LYONS], Plymouth.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Wednesday, February 3, 1982

 

James W. Lyons

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home for James Wesley LYONS, 61, of 130 Jefferson St., who died at Woodlawn Hospital at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The Rev. John PHILLIPS will officiate the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from  9 a.m. until the service Thursday.

 

Estel Engle

Estel ENGLE, 64, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, was dead on arrival at Kosciusko Community Hospital at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday after suffering an attack while working.

He was born Jan. 22, 1918 in Akron to Elmer and Myrtle DANCER ENGLE.  He lived his entire life in the Akron-Mentone-Silver Lake area.  He married Beulah SHRIVER in Rochester on June 30, 1937; she survives.  He was a farmer and was employed for 30 years at the Lakeside Dairy, Rt. 1, Silver Lake.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Ben (Louise) MEADE, Palestine; Geraldine PRATER, Fort Wayne; and Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) GOBLE, Silver Lake; a brother, Roy [ENGLE], Akron; two sisters, Nellie SHECKLEN and Blanche EGOLF, both of Columbia City; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Chad BURKHART officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Walter R. Holloway

Walter Ray HOLLOWAY, 63, of 725 1/2 Main St., died early this morning in his home.

Services are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Thursday, February 4, 1982

 

Walter R. Holloway

Services are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home for Walter Ray HOLLOWAY, 63, of 723 1/2 Main St., who died early Wednesday morning at his home.  He had been in failing health for a number of years.

He was born Nov. 15, 1918 in St. Joseph County to Peck and Ruth BEGHTEL HOLLOWAY.  He lived most of his life in Rochester.  He had been married to Imogene HARDACRE and Nona HATTERY.  He was retired after 37 years as a truck driver, served with the U.S. Army in World War II and was a member of the Lake Manitou VFW.

He is survived by two daughters, Bonnie KENNEDY, Houston, Taxas; and Linda MEDRUD, Anaheim, Calif.; four sons, Ricky SHEDLOCK, Rochester; Mickey SHEDLOCK, Houston, Texas; Garland HOLLOWAY, Anaheim, Calif.; and Elven HOLLOWAY, Rochester; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda CHALK and Mrs. Fred (Rosemary) McGLOTHIN, both of Rochester; four brothers, Howard, Lester, Marvin and Bernie [HOLLOWAY], all of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.  A sister and five brothers preceded in death.

 

Friday, February 5, 1982

 

Walter R. Holloway

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Walter Ray HOLLOWAY, 63, of 723 1/2 Main St., who died early Wednesday at his residence.

The Rev. Sam CARLTON will officiate the service and burial will be in the Rochester Citizen’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday.

Surviving are two daughters, four sons, eight grandchildren, two sistes and four brothers.  His parent preceded him in death along with a sister and five brothers.

 

Robert C. Hagenbush

Robert C. “Bim” HAGENBUSH, 29, of 1180 Old U.S. 31 South, Argos, a native of Rochester, was killed Thursday afternoon at work at the Wickes Lumber Co., Argos.

He was working alone loading a storage rack and it tipped onto him, pinning him against a wall.  His body was found about 3:30 p.m.  The Marshall County coroner and sheriff’s Department are investigating.

Hagenbush was born in Rochester Sept. 12, 1952 to Robert and Florence CARLSON HAGENBUSH.  He was married Dec. 6, 1975 in Argos to Juli CAMPBELL, who survives.  He moved to Argos 10 years ago from South Bend.

Also surviving are a daughter, Karen [HAGENBUSH], at home; the parents, of South Bend; a sister, Cheryl HAGENBUSH, and a brother, Richard HAGENBUSH, both of South Bend.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Dorothy Reker

Dorothy REKER, 70, Oakwoods Apartments on 18th Street, died at 2:30 a.m. today in St. Joseph Hospital at South Bend after suffering an apparent fractured skull in a fall about 4 p.m. Thursday.

Joyce GOOD, Fulton County coroner, said Mrs. Reker fell while descending the steps from the second story of the apartment building in which she resided.  Mr. Reker was taken to Woodlawn Hospital, then transferred to South Bend.

Because the death occurred in South Bend, the St. Joseph County coroner will determine the cause of death.

Mrs. Reker was born Oct. 25, 1911 in Chicago to Joseph and Elizabeth O’CONNOR and had lived here for 1 1/2 years after residing near Leiters Ford from 1950 to 1980.  She was married Sept. 5, 1934 in Chicago to Raymond William REKER, who died May 8, 1977.  She was a member of the Fulton County Red Cross Chapter, the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Women of the Moose, NBC Homemakers Club and the Fulton County Chorus.  For 31 years she was a member of the Fulton County Ladies volunteer group, helping at Woodlawn Hospital and the Fulton County Blood Bank.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Judith) CAMPBELL, Mishawaka; Mrs. Dennis (Betty) ZINDA, Pilot Hill, Calif., and Mrs. Ron (Denise) REINHOLT, Leiters Ford; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildrn.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the family plot at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday for the family only.  Memorials may be made to the Red Cross Disaster Fund.  Women of the Moose will have services at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Rhoda E. Leffel

Rhoda E. LEFFEL, 79, Kewanna, died Thursday at 4 p.m. at her residence.

She was born July 8, 1902 in Deedsville to Edwin and Luemma DAWALT HOOVER.  She was first married to Galen WISE in December 1920.  Her second marriage was to Paul SANDS in 1948; he died in 1966.  She then married Paul LEFFEL in Peru in 1972 he survives.  She had formerly lived in South Bend, Denver and Logansport before moving to Kewanna in 1972.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Kewanna.

Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Freida CUNLAIN, Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Ruth MARBURGER, Anaheim, Calif.; and Mary MILLER, Bremen; five grandsons and five great-grandchildren.  Two sons, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Kewanna with the Rev. Rupert EVANS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Logansport.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna after 4 p.m. Saturday and at the church Sunday an hour prior to the service.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.
Saturday, February 6, 1982

 

Wilbur G. Geerken

Wilbur G. “Bill” GEERKEN, 62, of 316 Fulton Ave., died unexpectedly at 8 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient since Monday.

He was born May 13, 1919 in Baltimore, Md.  He had lived here since 1970, coming from Fort Wayne.  He married Phyllis J. WALTER Nov. 28, 1968, in Fort Wayne; she survives.  he served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.  He was a former employee of the Zenith Corp. and was employed at the Rochester Radio Shack Store at the time of his death.

Also surviving are a son, Jeri W. GEERKEN, Peoria, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. John (Judy) DAVIS, Rushville; a step-daughter, Mrs. John (Linda) CHESTER, Fort Wayne; a brother, Robert [GEERKEN], Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. William (Norma) ESCHOFF, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Wade (Eileen) COOPER, North Fort Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the D. O. McComb Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne.  Burial will be in the Lindenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, and from 6-9 Monday and 10 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday at the D. O McComb Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Monday, February 8, 1982

 

James Bass Jr.

James BASS Jr., 60, Rt. 1 (Lake Manitou), Rochester, died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill for four weeks.

He was born July 27, 1921 in Richmond to James and Estella BASS, Sr.  He lived at Lake Manitou the past three years, moving here from Greenfield.  He had maintained a summer home at the lake the past 12 years.  He married Imogene SCOTT on Jan. 25, 1942; she survives.  He was retired after 23 years in personnel and industrial relations with the Ford Motor Company.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in Asia.  In Rochester, he was a member of the Elks, Moose and VFW lodges.  In Greenfield, he was a member of the Greenfield Friends Church, the American Legion, the Masonic Lodge and a past patron of Eastern Star.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Peggy) O’BRIEN, Indianapolis; a son, Gregory Scott BASS, Greenfield; seven grandchildren; a step-grandson, a great-grandson, twin brothers, Porter W. BASS, Springfield, Ohio and Robert BASS Fort Myers, Fla.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Park Cemetery in Greenfield with graveside services at 2 p.m.   Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 to 9 p.m.Tuesday.   Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Larry A. Lewis

The devastating fire which killed one person and sent four others to a Fort Wayne hospital burn center wasn’t the first tragedyin the life of 67-year-old Lucy SMITH of Rochester.

Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette reporter Dell FORD talked with Mrs. Smith and found her to be a true survivor. She has lost three husbands and four children and the Jan. 15 fire which destroyed her home at 500 Indiana Ave. was the second serious blaze she has experienced.

Through all the adversity, she has never thought of quitting.  Only a grandson, Timothy Dale BECK, 10, remains hospitalized from the fire which killed Mrs. Smith’s son, Larry LEWIS, 46.  The rest of the family is back in Rochester ready to start over. 

[NOTE: The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette story written by Dell Ford is reprinted in the February 8, 1982 issue of the Rochester Sentinel.]

 

Clarence M. Pearson

Clarence M. PEARSON, 86, Rt. 7, Rochester, died Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient the past three weeks.

He was born Dec. 23, 1896 in Chicago to Nels and Augusta THORSELL PEARSON and had lived in this area for 20 years coming from Chicago Heights.  He was the retired owner of Pearson Insurance Company of Chicago Heights, Ill., and was a veteran of World War I, the Past Commander of Post 131 and a former Kiwanis Club member.  He was a member of the Moose and Masonic Lodges and the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Chicago Heights, Ill.

Surviving with his wife, Anna [PEARSON], Rochester Nursing Home, are a daughter, Alice FANDREY, Homewood, Ill. a granddaughter; two great-granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Spindler-Koelling Funeral Home, 1340 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, Ill. with Dr. Ralph McCLINTOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Homewood Memorial Gardens in Homewood, Ill.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.  Local arrangements were made by Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Dorothy H. Lechel

Dorothy H. LECHEL, 73, Goshen, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at her home.

She was born Dec. 27, 1908 at Lawndale, Ill., to Arthur A. and Myrtle SULLIVAN DOWTY.  She lived in Goshen 21 years.  She married Thomas W. FARMILOE; he died Dec. 28, 1958.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Vincent (Diana) McCOURT, Rochester; Mrs. Walt (Marjorie) BOYD, Troy, Mich.; Mrs. James (Betty) ENGLAND, Lewisburg, Tenn.; Mrs. Ray (Mary Ellen) BAILEY, Mentone; three sons, Richard FARMILOE, Rochester, Mich.; Thomas L. and Robert W. FARMILOE, Goshen; two step-sons, Charles LECHEL, Fayetteville, W. Va. and William LECHEL, Saginaw, Mich.; twenty-nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen with the Rev. Laurence TIPPMANN officiating.  Burial will be in the Roseland Park Cemetery in Royal Oak, Mich., at 1 p.m. Wednesday.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and    7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Maryknoll Fathrs and Brothers, Maryknoll, N.Y.
Donald L. King

Donald L. “Windy” KING, 65, of 210 North St., Argos, died unexpectedly at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at his home following a two-year illness.

He was born May 9, 1916 in Greencastle to William and Anna VOGEL KING.  He moved to Argos three years ago from Farmtown, Ind.  He was a retired construction worker.  He was married Aug. 25, 1963 in Greencastle to Martha WHITAKER, who survives.

Also surviving are a step-daughter, Brenda BREWER, and a step-son, Eddy WHITAKER, both of Indianapolis; two sisters, Della ROGERS, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Eva ABRAMS, Greencastle; and two brothers, Francis and Glen [KING], both of Indianapolis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Mike CLOUD 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. today.

 

William Sleeth

William SLEETH, 90, of 1700 Monroe St., died at Plymouth Parkview Hospital at       3 p.m. Saturday following a one-week illness.

He was born April 28, 1891 in Chicago and moved here from Chicago 25 years ago.  He married Marie HOLT on April 8, 1912; she survives.  He was a retired foreman at Gordon Baking Co. of Chicago.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Charlotte) ERICKSON, Frankfort, Ill.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rocheter I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Amanda Jo Wright

Amanda Jo WRIGHT, three-month-old daughter of Jack and Sarah VERMILLION WRIGHT, 4 1/2 A Colonial Court, Argos, was dead on arrival at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth at 11:25 a.m. Sunday.

She was born Nov. 1, 1981 in Parkview Hospital and had been ill since birth.  She returned home from Riley Hospital in Indianapolis last Thursday.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert VERMILLION, Plymouth; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel WRIGHT, Argos; and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred VERMILLION, Plymouth.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Ron HENSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call for one hour before services.

 

Marie H. Alspach

Marie H. ALSPACH, 85, Peru, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born April 6, 1896 in Miami County to Noah and Anna LUCKENBILL SAVAGE.  She married John W. ALSPACH Nov. 21, 1918; he survives.  Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Rosanna) PURVIS, Peru; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Wilbert LITTRELL officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Gilead.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.


 

Tuesday, February 9, 1982

 

Carrie M. Mitchell

Carrie Margaret MITCHELL, 70, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday at her residence.  She had been in failing health for several weeks.

She was born May 24, 1911 in Johnson county, Ind., to Richard V. and Stella SMITH GRAVES.  She spent her entire lifetime in Johnson and Fulton counties.  She married the Rev. Loyd M. MITCHELL on July 11, 1931 in Johnson County; he survives.  She was a member of the Christian Pilgrim Church at Bruce Lake Station.

Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Ruth) ANDERSON, Hinsdale, Mont.; Mrs. Oakley (Shirley) BARNARD, Zephyrhills, Fla.; Mrs. Walter (Judith) FRETTINGER, Rt. 4, Rochester; and Mrs. Salvatore (Gayle) GUERRIERI, Indianapolis; three sons, David and Charles MITCHELL, Franklin; and Roland MITCHELL, Pearson, Ga.; twenty-three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Reva BUTLER, Fort Myers, Fla.; and Mrs. Arnold (Helen) KNAPP, Trafalgar, Ind.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Evangelical United Methodist Church at 401 E. Madison St., Franklin.  The Rev. Paul KNIGHT will officiate the service and burial will be in the First Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and at the church two hours prior to services.

 

Wednesday, February 10, 1982

 

Floyd L. Batz

Floyd Lavern BATZ, 76, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 5 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient four days.

He was born March 6, 1905 in Richland Township to Fred and Cora THOMPSON BATZ.  He lived his entire life in Fulton County except for a few years when he lived at Monticello.  He married Dorothy I. SLACK; she died May 7, 1968.  He was retired from Kains Trucking, was a member of the Teamsters Union and also was an electrician.  He was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F.

He is survived by a foster-daugher, Mary HAMILTON, Rt. 3, Rochester; two foster-grandcdaughters, Mrs. Jerry (Robin) SMITH, Hammond; and Mrs. Randy (Debra) LEININGER, Bunnell, Fla.; two brothers, Charles BATZ, Glendale, Ariz.; and Robert BATZ, South Bend; several nieces and nephews.  Two sisters preceded him in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold E. WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and trough the time of service Saturday.
Lt. Col. William G. Ehart

Lt. Col. William G. EHART (USAF-Ret.), 14 Poplar  St., Shalemar, Fla., a former Rochester resident, died in Shalemar Tuesday at 63 years of age.

The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward EHART of Rochester, Lt. Col. Ehart was a graduate of Rocheter High School.  His father was manager of the former Armour Creameries when the family lived here.  Lt. Col. Ehart retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1975 after 33 years in the service.

Surviving are the wife, Helene [EHART]; a son, Richard [EHART]; and three daughters, Linda, Diane and Mary Ann [EHART].

Services will be in Shalemar.  Details had not been announced.

 

Thursday, February 11, 1982

 

Floyd L. Batz

Funeral services have been changed from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Floyd Lavern BATZ, 78, Rt. 3, Rochester, who died at 5 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

 

Lloyd C. Walker

Lloyd C. WALKER, 47, Sullivan, Ill., died early Wednesday morning at his residence following a 1 1/2 year illness.

He was born Sept. 14, 1934 in Sheridan, Ind., to Ocal and Nelma PICKETT WALKER.  He lived in Sullivan for two years, moving there from Rochester where he lived several years.  He married Patty ALLEN in Boone County on July 26, 1953; she survives.  He was employed as a midwest regional manager for Kaiser Agricultural Chemicals.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sullivan.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Brady (Teresa) LYLES, Norfolk, Va.; and Mrs. James (Dianna) DALE, Lebanon; two grandsons; a step-grandson; a twin brother, Floyd E. WALKER, Lebanon; and two sisters, Mrs. Gale (Mary) YOUNG and Mrs. Leon (Anna Faye) BRANDENBURG, both of Sheridan.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kercheval Funeral Home in Sheridan with the Rev. Scott JOHNSTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Croewn View Cemetery in Sheridan.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sullivan or to the American Cancer Society.
Friday, February 12, 1982

 

Dr. Elbert Reuter

Dr. Elbert REUTER, 74, Rt. 1, Rochester, a retired Rochester optometrist, died unexpectedly at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital after being admitted at 3 p.m.

He was born June 30, 1907 in Peru to Arthur and Lina REUTER.  He lived in Rochester the past 37 years, coming here from Peru.  He married Jane B. WEBBER on Sept. 3, 1932; she survives.  He was a graduate of Illinois College of Optometry and practiced optometry from 1931 to 1977.  He was a member of “Christ’s Body of Believers.”

Surviving with the wife are a son, Paul E. REUTER, Yellow Creek Lake; a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Carole) DAVIS, Rochester; three grandchildren, David REUTER, Yellow Creek Lake; Mrs. Vern (Janet) BIBER, Fulton, and Mrs. Doug (Joanna) MANNS, Akron; and three great0grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

 

Golda Polen

Golda POLEN, 91, North Manchester, died Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Peabody Memorial Home in North Manchester.

She was born March 31, 1890 in Tippecanoe County to William Henry and Delilah DUMBAULD TAYLOR.  She lived in North Manchester with a sister since 1971, moving there from Kewanna.  Her first marriage was to Frederick BABCOCK; he died in 1928.  Her second marriage was to Vause POLEN; he also preceded her in death.  She moved to Rochester in 1900 and studied and taught piano at Rochester College.  She also served as Deputy County Clerk and owned a beauty shop while in Rochester.  Later she owned a restaurant in Winamac, served as a cook in a fraternity house in Bloomington, and was a reporter for South Bend and Kewanna newspapers while living in Kewanna.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Kewanna, the Kewanna Order of Eastern Star and the Manitou Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution.

She is survived by a sister, Edna BURNS, North Manchester.  A daughter and two brothers preceded her in death.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Bender Funeral Home in North Manchester with Pastor Carl LEMNA officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Alice E. Garner

Alice E. GARNER, 65, of 1882 Lilac Road, Lapaz, died unexpectedly at 11:02 a.m. Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where she was admitted earlier in the day.

She was born March 30, 1916 in Argos to Wesley and Chloe CHAPMAN BRYANT.  She was married June 25, 1933 in Tippecanoe to Charles “Jack” GARNER, who survives.  She had lived in the Lapaz area 36 years and for the last 32 years was co-owner of Garner’s Truck Stop on U.S. 6 near Lapaz.  She was a member of the Lapaz Church of God and a member and former secretary of the Marshall County Christian Women’s Club.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Rochelle RODGERS, Valparaiso; Karen HAUERSPERGER, Charlotte, N.C., and Diane MAXSON, Bremen; two sons, Dr. Mike GARNER and Jack GARNER, both of Lapaz; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, the Rev. Hilton BRYANT, Hammond, and Herberdean BRYANT, LaPorte.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lapaz Church of God with the Revs. Hubert JOHNSON and William KALE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and at the church Sunday one hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Lapaz Church of God.

 

Saturday, February 13, 1982

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, February 15, 1982

 

Gerald Couse Sr.

Gerald COUSE Sr., 73, Plymouth, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.  He had been ill for several years.

Mr. Couse was born Sept. 16, 1908 in St. Mary’s, Pa., to William A. and Mary ROCHFORD COUSE.  He had lived in Plymouth for 40 years.  He married Lavina Ann COLLEY; she died in 1953.  He then married Letty J. HOTT; she survives.  He was a retired manager of the Allied Seed Company of Plymouth and a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Plymouth.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Jackie) BURKETT, Rochester; four sons, Gerald [COUSE], Mr., Plymouth; Thomas [COUSE], Noblesville; William [COUSE], Shelbyville, and Harry [COUSE], Warsaw; a step-daughter, Mrs. Donn (Sally) BIRMINGHAM, Memphis, Tenn.; two step-sons, Don HOTT, Dayton, Ohio, and David HOTT, Memphis, Tenn.; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert [COUSE], of Winter Haven, Fla.; Charles [COUSE], Reynoldsville, Pa., and William [COUSE] of DuBois, Pa., and a sister, Loretta KENNEDY of Indiana, Pa.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 612 N. Center St., Plymouth, with Father Matthew KAFKA officiating.  Burial will be in the Morningside Cemetery, DuBois, Pa.  Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Hazel C. Conaway

Hazel C. CONAWAY, 90, of 117 W. Sixth St., died at 10 p.m. Saturday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  She had been in failing health for six months.

She was born July 3, 1891 in Tiosa to Delbert and Alta McCLURE WRIGHT.  She resided in Fulton County most of her life except for 20 years from 1938-58 when she lived in Michigan City.  She was married April 10, 1901 in Tiosa to George E. CONAWAY; he died April 27, 1960.  While in Michigan City, she worked as a nurse’s aid at St. Anthony’s Hospital.  She was a member of the First Brethren Church, Tiosa, and worked as a Grey Lady at Woodlawn Hospital.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph E. [CONAWAY], Rochester, and Ralph W. [CONAWAY], Michigan City; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Alta E. MARTIN, Jeffersonville.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Donald SNELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Sarah Carson

Sarah CARSON, 79, Logansport, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Dec. 9, 1902, in Clay Township, Cass County, to David William and Bertha DELAPLANE COOK.  She married John W. CARSON Dec. 27, 1930, in Cass County; he died Jan. 28, 1981.  She ws a music teacher and a member of the Bethel Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughtrs, Margaret CARSON, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Ellen HAWKINS and Ruby PAXTON, both of Indianapolis; a son, John M. CARSON, Logansport; and four grandsons.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with Revs. Raymond SKELTON and Ernest COBBS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Rev. Lester A. Singer

The Rev. Lester A. SINGER, 92, Wabash, died at 1:55 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash.

He was born Nov. 25, 1889 to Floren and Emma BARKER SINGER.  He married Merla BAKER on Dec. 10, 1911; she prceded in death.  He married Madora McALLISTER Aug. 15, 1968; she survives.  He was a retired Wesleyan minister, serving churches at Marion College, Wabash, Muncie, and Summetville, Ind., and Pond Creek, Ky.

Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Ray (Vera) WICKLINE, Kewanna; two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren.  A brother and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the North Wesleyan Church in Wabash, with the Revs. Robert PENWORTHY and Michael TARNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen-Miner Funeral Home, 86 E. Main St., Wabash.
Wilbur Norris

Wilbur NORRIS, 76, South Whitley, died unexpectedly at 8:45 p.m. Friday in Whitley County Memorial Hospital, Columbia City.

He was born Nov.27, 1905 in Marshall County to William J. and Huldah CAMPBELL NORRIS.  He was married June 27, 1928 to Helen WARNER, who survives.  He was a retired businessman and a member of the South Whitley Church of the Brethren.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Anna May) KINSEL, Rochester, and Mrs. Jim (Wilma Jane) GEBERT, Pierceton; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph MILLER, Columbia, Md., and Mrs. Kenneth BOTKIN, LaFontaine, Ind. Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, with the Rev. Vernon STINEBAUGH officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call today, and tomorrow until the hour of service.  Memorials may be made to the building fund of the Church of the Brethren, South Whitley.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 1982

 

Joseph Dargas

Joseph DARGAS, 80, Fulton, died unexpectedly at 2 p.m. Monday at his residence.

He was born Aug. 4, 1901 in Chicago to John and Mary BLASS DARGAS,  He moved to Fulton in 1966 from Chicago.  He married Angeline ROUDEN on June 6, 1923 in Chicago; she survives.  He was a retired machinist for International Harvester in Chicago, a member of the United Auto Workers and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are four sisters, Dorothy WLADOREK, Lillian FLORELLI, Frances WAJNERT and Pearl HIEKINGBOTTOM, all of Chicago; and several nieces and nephews.  Two brothers, a sister and an infant daughter preceded him in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Ann’s Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday until the services.  Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, February 17, 1982

 

Rev. Lee Shoemaker

Word has been received of the death of Rev. Lee SHOEMAKER, 65, Stockton, Calif., who died in California Jan. 26.

A native of the Tiosa-Mentone area, Rev. Shoemaker is survived by his wife, Lydia SHOEMAKER, Stockton, Calif.; three daughters, Carol Lee NETTLES and Rosella Fay BECKTOLD, both of Arizona; and Frances Kay GEHRICKE, Tehacapi, Calif.; a son, Cecil L. SHOEMAKER, Norwalk, Calif.; two brothers, Roy SHOEMAKER, Argos; and Carl SHOEMAKER, San Jacinto, Calif.; a sister, Fern SWIHART, Argos; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Marjorie E. Snyder

Marjorie E. SNYDER, 66, Rt. 2, Argos, died at 5:45 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth following a two-month illness.

She was born May 6, 1915 in Argos to Henry Elsworth and Verna May CLEVENGER SNYDER.  She spent her entire life in the Argos community.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church and of the Walnut Township Homemakers Club.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Ruth SNYDER, Rt. 2, Argos; an aunt; an uncle and cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday 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 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.

 

Otis W. Thacker Jr.

Otis W. THACKER Jr., 66, Bourbon, died at 5:55 a.m. today at St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Thursday, February 18, 1982

 

Otis W. Thacker Jr.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Bourbon for Otis W. THACKER Jr., 66, Rt. 2, Bourbon, who died at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend.  He had been ill for 1 1/2 years.

He was born Dec. 13, 1915 near Bourbon to Otis and May SHOEMAKER THACKER, and lived all of his life in the Bourbon community.  He married Leona COOPER on Feb. 14, 1937 in Bourbon; she died June 18, 1973.  He marrid Esther HUFF on March 16, 1974 in Plymouth; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and fertilizer and chemical dealer.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bourbon and of the Plymouth Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Hal (Linda) APPLE, Rt. 2, Bourbon; a son, Richard D. THACKER, Rt. 2, Argos; two step-daughters, Gloria GOHIKE, Wyoming, N.Y., and Julie KLING, Bremen; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a great-grandson; four sisters, Ethel KOONTZ and Hona HAWKINS, both of Bourbon; Fredonia PARKER, North Manchester; and Martha MILNER, Plymouth; and a brother, Mark THACKER, Argos.

The Rev. C. Edwin McCLARNON will officiate the services and burial will be in the Parks Cemetery at Bourbon.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from       2 to 9 p.m. today and at the church from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Bourbon, Tippecanoe or Argos EMS service.
Lola L. Bramble

Lola L. BRAMBLE, 62, Remington, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the George Aid Extended Care, Brook, Ind.  She had been a patient there for 2 1/2 years.

Born in Jasper County Sept. 9, 1919, she had lived in White County until 1964, moved to Jasper County in 1962 and then retired from farming in Remington.  She married Charles BRAMBLE May 3, 1935 in Rensselaer; he survives.  They were farmers for many years.

Surviving are a son, Harry BRAMBLE, Rocheter; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Charlene) MILLER, Rensselaer; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Lorene) SUTTON, Remington, and Mrs. Paul (Viola) GREEN, Rensselaer; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Stitz Funeral Home, Remington, with the Rev. Harry McCORKEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Remington Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2:30-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Friday, February 19, 1982 to Saturday, February 20, 1982

 

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Monday, February 22, 1982

 

Frances M. Slaybaugh Dumoulin

Frances M. SLAYBAUGH DUMOULIN, 60, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been a patient at the hospital two days and in failing health two years.

She was born June 9, 1921 in Rochester to Hudson and Ina Belle CARRITHERS STANSBURY.  She had lived her entire life in the Rochester area.  Her first marriage was to John E. SLAYBAUGH; he died in 1969.  Her second marriage was to Ralph DUMOULIN in Rocheter on Sept. 6, 1974; he survives.  She was a member of the First Christian Church of Rochester and the women’s auxiliary of the American Legion, Moose and VFW.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Joseph SLAYBAUGH, Roann, and Richard SLAYBAUGH, Rochester; four grandchildren; two step-daughters, Linda FARRINGTON and Jayne DUMOULIN, both of Kokomo; three step-sons, Leslie, Patrick and Daniel DUMOULIN, all of Kokomo; ten step-grandchildren; two sisters, Carmen PACKARD and Mrs. Virgil (Norma) WAGONER, both of Rochester; two brothers, George RICHARDSON, Rochester and Joe STANSBURY, Champaign, Ill.; several neces and nephews.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Margaret E. Shearer

Margaret E. SHEARER, 63, of 418 Jefferson St., died at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Caylor-Nickell Clinic in Bluffton, following an eight-month illness.

She was born Nov. 24, 1918 in Rochester to Jacob F. and Dollie KALE MILLER and spent her entire life in the Rochester area.  She married James W. SHEARER in October of 1945 in Louisville, Ky.; he survives.  She was retired after 22 years as an employee of Topps Garment Co. and worked at the Rochester News Agency prior to working at Topps.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richard M. (Kimberly) BURNS, Rochester; two grandchildren; her mother, Dollie MILLER, Rochester two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Betty J.) REYNOLDS and Mrs. Byron (Janet Sue) RIFFLE, both of Rochester; two brothers, Charles N. MILLER, Rochester, and C. E. OVERMYER, Nashville, Tenn.  A son, Ronald Bruce SHEARER, died in 1969.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday.

 

Howard Hudson

Howard HUDSON, 79, Rt. 1, Etna Green, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday in Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw after an illness of several years.

He was born near Mentone Dec. 25, 1902 to Orla and Anna SENSIBAUGH HUDSON and had resided most of his life in the Mentone area after the first few years of marriage near Fort Wayne.  He was married March 1, 1924 in Warsaw to Olive LINN.  He was a farmer and a travel trailer sales agency owner.

Surviving are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Norma) METHENY, Bourbon, and Mrs. Loren (Patricia) GROSS, Rt. 1, Etna Green; four sons, Richard L. and Donald [HUDSON], Etna Green; Kenneth [HUDSON], Claypool; and Dale [HUDSON], Warsaw; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence [HUDSON], Warsaw; and a sister, Hazel LINN, Mentone.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Warren McCUEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery.  Friends may call today after 2 p.m.

 

Tuesday, February 23, 1982

 

Valera V. Byrd

Funeral services for Valera V. BYRD, 87, Francesville, are pending at the Querry-Ulbricht Funeral Home, Francesville.

Mrs. Byrd died at 6:10 p.m. Monday in the Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer.  She was the widow of Dr. E. H. BYRD and the mother of Isabelle PUGH, Rt. 1, Rocheter.
Wednesday, February 24, 1982

 

Kay L. McMahan

Kay Lizenby McMAHAN, wife of former Rochester resident, Robert O. McMAHAN, died Tuesday in Pebble Beach, Calif.

She was born in Fresno,Calif., March 17, 1916 and was married Feb. 24, 1940.

Among the survivors are the husband; a daughter, Marcia [McMAHAN],  residing in Australia; a son, Michael [McMAHAN], Carmel; and three grandchildren.

 

Dr. Charles C. Hower

Word has been received of the death of Dr. Charles Clare HOWER, 79, Naperville, Ill., who died Feb. 13, in Naperville.

He was born in Fulton County on Oct. 25, 1902.  He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn [HOWER]; three children, Helen, Charles and Barbara [HOWER]; and several cousins in Fulton County and Logansport.

 

Thursday, February 25, 1982

 

Dr. Charles C. Hower

Additional information has been received on the death of Charles Clare HOWER, 79, Naperville, Ill., who died Feb. 13 at Naperville.

He was born in Upland, Ind., Oct. 25, 1902 to Charles F. and Edella APT HOWER.  He lived in Rochester and graduated from Rochester High School.  He was a former Hanover College professor and was professor of Classics at North Central College in Naperville from 1936 to 1970, and was Registrar at that school from 1943 to 1963.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn WENDLING HOWER; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Helen) WRIGHT, Pittsfield, Ill., and Barbara [HOWER], at home; and a son, Charles [HOWER], Dallas, Texas.

Services and burial were held in Naperville Feb. 16.

[NOTE:  Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK, (Schools): Clare HOWER graduated from Rochester High School in 1920.

 

Ethel M. Bailey

Ethel M. BAILEY, 80, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth after an eight-month illness.

She was born Oct. 21, 1901 in Tippecanoe to Albert and Nellie MECHLING SILL.  She was married Oct 3, 1917 in Plymouth to William E. BAILEY, who died Sept. 4, 1968.  She was a lifetime resident of Tippecanoe and attended the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a son, Glendon [BAILEY], Rt. 1, Tippecanoe; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Two daughters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. W. B. GAHM officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and at the church Saturday from      10 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the church.
Charles H. Lozier

Charles H. LOZIER, 62, Tippecanoe, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth following a 10-year illness.

He was born Nov. 9, 1919 in Bourbon to Frank and Alice HINKLE LOZIER.  He was a lifetime resident of the Tippecanoe and Bourbon communities and was a retired employee of Bendix Corp., South Bend.  He was a veteran of World War II.  He was married Nov. 5, 1938 in Bourbon to Mary BLACKFORD, who survives.  He was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Devon (Pat) DUNNUCK, Claypool; Mrs. Lake (Liz) CARPENTER, Etna Green, and Karen CORMICAN, Tippecanoe; a son, Ray Dale LOZIER, Baraga, Mich.; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elizabeth HARTER and Kathryn LONG, both of Bourbon, and Helen BRADBURY, Goshen; a son, Charles Lee [LOZIER]; two grandchildren, and eight brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Revs. Douglas FRITZEL and Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Dewey R. Fox

Dewey R. “Mutt” FOX, 84, Argos, died at 3:10 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth following a five-month illness.

He was born Feb. 10, 1898 in Argos to John and Lulu DENNISON FOX and was a lifetime resident of Argos.  He was a retired tavern owner, having operated a partnership at the Herrin and Fox Tavern for 35 years.  He was married Nov. 20, 1937 in Argos to Juanita FALCONBURY, who survives.  He was a 50-year member of the Argos Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a brother, Orval FOX, Argos, and nieces and nephews.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, February 26, 1982

 

Russell Pine

Russell PINE, 62, Rt. 1 (Bruce Lake), Kewanna, died unexpectedly from an apparent heart attack at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday while fishing near his home, Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD said.  Arrangements are pending at Ellers Mortuary in Kokomo.
Saturday, February 27, 1982

 

Russell L. Pine

Russell L. PINE, 62, Kewanna, was dead on arrival at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, Thursday noon, after suffering an apparent heart Attack while fishing at his home at Bruce Lake.

He was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Kokomo to Lewis and Suez CLOUSE PINE.  He married Carol MOORE July 8, 1939; she survives.  He retired in 1973 from the Stellite Division of the Cabot Corporation where he had been a foreman.  He served in the Army in World War II and was a member of the Quarter Century Club at Cabot.

Surviving are three daughtrs, Ruthann HAWKINS and Phyllis LINDLEY, both of Kokomo, and Joyce HOFMAN, Cleveland, Ohio; four sons, Russell, David and Joseph [PINE], all of Kokomo, and Daniel [PINE], Bruce Lake; twelve grandchildren; a brother, Amos “Bud” PINE, Kokomo; and eight sisters, Josephine ALLISON, South Bend; Grace KING, Andrews; Louise STEWART, Bunker Hill; Hazel FRANKLIN, Bruce Lake; Annabelle ISAAC, Lafayette; Betty BORING, Galveston; Dolly SMITH, Kokomo, and Cora HAWORTH, Briston, Wis.  Three grandchildren prceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Ellers Chapel, Kokomo, with Marvin DITTMAR officiating.  Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, March 1, 1982

 

Worley A. Spitler

Worley A. SPITLER, 70, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 3:20 a.m. today in Kosciusko Community Hospital at Warsaw.  He had been in ill health for several years.

He was born Feb. 8, 1912 in Warsaw to Byron and Frankie WORLEY SPITLER.  He had lived all his life in the Mentone area.  He was married in Mentone Feb. 8, 1969 to Helen BLACK, who survives.  He was retired from the Kosciusko County Highway Department, where he had worked for 38 years.  He was a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge, the Mentone Eastern Star and the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, of Rt. 1, Claypool; and two sisters, Angynetta SPITLER, Rt. 1, Claypool, and Alldene WAGNER, Warsaw.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with Brother Billy STEELE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Kosciusko County Heart Fund.

 

Milton Basham

Milton “Milt” BASHAM, Mariposa, Calif., formerly of Macy, died Sunday in Fresno, Calif.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.
John Lantz

John LANTZ, 81, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 9 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he was a patient for one week.

Born March 25, 1900 in Akron, he was the son of Joseph H. and Ida MERLEY LANTZ and was a lifetime resident of Akron.  He was a former section hand with the Erie Railroad.

Surviving are a brother, Herbert [LANTZ], address unknown; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m.Tuesday and on Wednesday after 9 a.m.

 

Roy I. Tucker

Roy I. TUCKER, 68, Akron, died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday in the Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne, where he was a patient for one day.  He had been ill for four months.

He was born Dec. 2, 1913 in St. Elmo, Ill., to Charles and Anna LOGUE TUCKER.  He had lived in Akron for 20 years.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Tessie) DYSON, Champaign, Ill., and Lillie HILL, Decatur, Ill.; and a niece, Mrs. Harold (Madonna) CLEMONS, Akron.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Akron Cemetery with the Rev. Joe CLEMONS officiating.  Friends may call at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron from   7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Candy Jo Koonce

Candy Jo KOONCE, four-month-old daughter of Brent J. [KOONCE] and Betty Jo GIBSON, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 8:03 a.m. Saturday.  She was pronounced dead on arrival at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.

She was born Nov. 1, 1981 in Woodlawn Hospital.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Lisa [KOONCE], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. Doc GIBSON, Deedsville the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace KOONCE, Bridgeview, Ill. and the great-grandmothers, Goldie FOX, Bridgebiew, Ill., and Blance FURLOW, Mulkeytown, Ill.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Peru.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2, 1982

 

Milton T. Basham

Milton Thomas BASHAM, 72, formerly of Macy, now of Mariposa, Calif., died Sunday at 9:30 p.m. in Fresno, Calif., following a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 29, 1909 in Logansport to Thomas and Nellie BASHAM and had lived his entire life in the Logansport and Macy areas except for 12 years in Mariposa, Calif.  He was married June 29, 1934 in Peru to Erme Florence DEETER.  She died in 1963.  He was a salesman for 50 years for Smiley Building Service, Denver, Ind., and a member of the Lincoln Masonic Lodge 523 in Macy.

Surviving are five sons, George [BASHAM], Rochester; William [BASHAM], Sturgis, Mich.; Richard [BASHAM], Indianapolis; Kenneth [BASHAM], Bowman, Ga., and Dale [BASHAM], Austin, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Gerry (Ann) MICHAEL, Mariposa, Calif.; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Loren D. Kumler

Loren Dean KUMLER, 71, Kewanna, died Monday at 11:05 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Dec. 22, 1910 in Grass Creek to Roy and May EDGERTON KUMLER.  He married Lois TOMLINSON Feb. 14, 1935 in Kewanna; she survives.  He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Kewanna Methodist Church where he was a trustee and a 50-year member of the church choir; a member of the Kewanna Masonic and Order of Eastern Star; the Progressive Club, Kewanna, and a member of the Harvest Aires.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert [KUMLER], Rt. 5, Rochester, and Richard [KUMLER], LaFontaine; a daughter, Patricia HOOVER, Rt. 1, Rochester six grandchildren; a brother, Byron [KUMLER], Troy, Mich., and a sister, [Lois] EWEN, Rochester.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Kewanna Methodist Church with the Revs. Gene PERSONETT and Rupert EVANS officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials other than flowers may be given to the Kewanna Methodist Church organ fund.

 

Wayne L. Fear

Wayne L. “Jack” FEAR, 57, Argos, died at 10:42 a.m. Monday in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where he was admitted a few hours earlier.  Death was unexpected.

He was born March 12, 1924 west of Argos to Orville and Nellie WARREN FEAR and had lived most of his life in the Argos community.  On Dec. 21, 1947 he married Frances BALES in Argos; she survives.  He was employed by Sealed Power.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jeffery (Janis) BROWN, Argos; a granddaughter, Jacklyn Dawn BROWN; three sisters, Marie McCLURE, Vilet ELLIOTT and Edna WEEDLING, all of Plymouth, and a brother, Sam FEAR, Argos.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond BALZER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday.


 

Bertha O. Rathbun

Bertha O. RATHBUN, 76, Argos, died at 3:45 a.m. today in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where she had been admitted a few hours earlier.  She had been ill for six years.

She was born Jan. 7, 1906 in Illinois to Jake and Pearl PAYNE and had lived in Argos for 10 years, moving from Gary.  She was married June 4, 1957 in North Judson to Edward RATHBUN; he survives.

Also survving are three daughters, Betty BALDAUF, Plymouth; Carole SHIRLEY, Boynton Beach, Fla.; Nancy CROSSLIN, Hammond; a son, Daniel WARNER, Merrillville a step-daugher, Susanne MORRIS, Merrillville; a step-son, Richard RATHBUN, Crawfordsville; twenty-seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren a sister, Erma MELVIN, Monmouth, Ill. four brothers, Rudolph PAYNE, Gladstone, Ill.; Owen PAYNE, Melbourne, Fla.; Charles PAYNE, Sarasota, Fla., and Burdsell PAYNE, Monmouth, Ill.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Argos Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services at the church.

 

Wednesday, March 3, 1982

 

Vaughn F. Smallwood

Vaughn Franklin SMALLWOOD, 69, Rt. 4, North Manchester, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital.

He was born April 28, 1912 in Wabash County to Hugh and Carrie BARNETT SMALLWOOD.  He lived his entire life in Wabash County.  He married Evelyn BROTHERS in Wabash on Sept. 14, 1934; she survives.  He was an estimater fo the Farm Bureau Lumber Company in North Manchester and had owned and operated the Roann Lumber Company for several years.  He was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church, the Roann Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, the Royal Arch Masons, the Laurel Chapter of Eastern Star, the Roann Lions Club, the Wabash Elks Lodge, the North Manchester Historical Society and the Wabash County Past Masters Association.

Surviving with his wife is a step-mother, Neva SMALLWOOD, Wabash.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grandstaff Funeral Home in Roann.  Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday and Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Goldia Jackson

Goldia JACKSON, 86, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at the nursing home.  Services are pending at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron.
Nellie P. Norman

Nellie P. NORMAN, 81, Akron, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for two years.

She was born Aug. 31, 1899 in Fulton County to William and Nettie SAYGER BRIGHT and had lived most of her lifetime in this area.  She was married Sept. 4, 1923 to Harold NORMAN; he died Jan. 18, 1968.  She and her husband owned and operatd an implement dealership in the Gilead area.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive.  Preceding her in death were a brother, a son and a daughter.

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after       2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, March 4, 1982

 

Goldia Jackson

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron for Goldia JACKSON, 87, Akron, who died Tuesday morning at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw, following a 10-year illness.

She was born Aug. 10, 1895 in Johnson County, Ky., to Henry F. and Elizabeth MURRAY RAMEY.  She married Smith JACKSON in Kentucky on March 10, 1911; he preceded her in death.  She was a member of the United Baptist church near Silver Lake.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Adam (Delpha) HACKWORTH, Silver Lake; Mrs. Willard (Amanda) HACKWORTH, Pierceton; Mrs. Ralph (Carma) BARTON, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Herman (Jewel) RICE, Jeffersonville; twelve sons, Burnie and Hershel [JACKSON], Stockbridge, Mich.; Henry [JACKSON], Silver Lake; Ovie [JACKSON], Blackshear, Ga.; Johnie [JACKSON], Akron; Don [JACKSON], Disko; Junior [JACKSON], North Manchester; Clint [JACKSON], Huntington; Kelly [JACKSON], Liberty Mills; Glen [JACKSON], Columbia City; Eugene [JACKSON], Wabash, and Roy [JACKSON], South Whitley; five sisters, Mrs. Roy (Ellie) HACKWORTH, Carie, Ohio; Mrs. Wallace (Hattie) BLANTON and Mrs. Jess (Ruby) FRANKLIN, both of Chilicothe, Ohio; Mrs. William (Nova) CONLANSWROTH, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Newton (Dice) BAYS, Salyersville, Ky.; a brother, Tom RAMEY, Springfield, Ohio; fifty-nine grandchildren, and thirty-two great-grandchildren.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

The Rev. Ralph DOTSON will officiate services at Akron and friends may call from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Services will be held at the Prater and Dunn Funeral Home in Salyersville, Ky., at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Clifford TRIMBLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Dickson Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky.  Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening at Salyersville.
Ethel Woolley

Ethel (ANDERSON) WOOLLEY, 77, Rt. 6, Plymouth, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday at the T.L.C. Nursing Home, Bremen, after a two-year illness.

She was born April 7, 1904 in Plymouth to Harvey and Sadie HIGGINS ANDERSON and spent her lifetime in the Plymouth area.  She married Robert W. WOOLLEY on April 11, 1925 in Plymouth; he survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mary Jane REPLOGLE and Lela HILL, both of Bremen; a step-daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Josephine) MAIER, Wyatt; two sons, Allen WOOLLEY and Wayne SPENCE, both of Akron; seven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, Homer and Orville [ANDERSON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen with the Rev. Charles RUTHERFORD officiating.  Burial will be in the Bremen Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the T.L.C. Nursing Home.

 

Friday, March 5, 1982

 

Trevor Roy Hill

Trevor Roy HILL, 3, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 3:10 a.m. today at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis where he had been a patient for 3 1/2 weeks.

He was born Jan. 11, 1979 in Logansport to James and Henrietta SCHROEDER HILL, who survive.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Jamie HILL; three half-sisters, Tammi SHIDLER, Debi ZEIGER and Kitina SHIDLER; a half-brother, Arthur SHIDLER, all at home; the maternal grandmother, Elsie GRAFF, San Diego, Calif.; paternal grandparents, Shirley and John J. HILL, both of Mishawaka; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. CARRICO, Yakima, Wash.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. Sunday until the service.

 

Saturday, March 6, 1982

 

Truman Long

Truman LONG, 88, Carmel, formerly of Fulton County, died at 5 p.m. Friday in Clinton County Hospital at Frankfort after an illness of four days.

He was born Feb. 4, 1894 in Fulton County to John and Helen COON LONG.  He had lived in Carmel about five years, moving from Fulton.  He was married April 10, 1917 in Fulton County to Eloise IRWIN, who survives.  He was a retired salesman and carpenter and attended the Fulton Baptist Temple.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Justin LONG, Lanham, Md., and Dr. Malcolm LONG, Carmel; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Marjorie) LILJA, Des Plaines, Ill; 15 grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leo [LONG], Peru, and Sylvan [LONG], Plymouth.  A brother preceded in death.

Services are tentatively set for Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Monday, March 8, 1982

 

Pauline A. Replogle

Pauline A. “Peg” REPLOGLE, 78, Argos, died at 7:55 p.m. Saturday at the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Aug. 21, 1903 at Brooke, Ind., to Charles and Mattie SIMPSON ATKINSON.  She lived in Argos since 1977, moving there from South Bend.  She married Earl REPLOGLE on May 28, 1923; he died Nov. 30, 1975.  She was a former employee of Slick’s Laundry in South Bend and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in South Bend.

Surviving are two sisters, Maxine MADISON and Verlie McKELVEY, both of Mishawaka; eight brothers, Ed FERRIS, Argos; Henry and Ervin FERRIS, Grayling, Mich.; Walter, Frank and Willis FERRIS, all of South Bend; Carl ATKINSON, Fort Wayne, and Harold ATKINSON, Dallas, Texas.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 435 S. Ironwood, South Bend, with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Garden Cemetery, Oceola, Ind.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 7 to 9 p.m. today and at the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and   7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Edythe Heminger

Edythe HEMINGER, 84, of 1213 Monroe St., died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital where she was admitted Tuesday.  She had been in failing health since Jan. 17.

She was born April 24, 1897 in Union city, Ind., to John and Charity CLARK BOTHAST.  She was a Rochester resident since 1945, moving here from Fulton.  She was married July 27, 1918 in Alexandria, La., to Whit HEMINGER; he died July 29, 1959.  She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church and of the Bide-A-Wee Club.

Surviving is a son, Allan B. HEMINGER, Logansport.  A brother, Tom BOTHAST, preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with Pastor Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday until the service.

 

Blanche V. Moore

Blanche V. MOORE, 87, South Bend, died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, after a lengthy illness.

She was born in South Bend in 1895 to Susan and George COMPTOM and lived 34 years in South Bend before moving to Rochester in 1957.  She moved back to South Bend in 1977.

She married Benjamin MOORE in Winamac on Aug. 16, 1919; he preceded in death.  She was a member of the Faith United Methodist church in South Bend and attended Hillcrest Baptist Church in Rochester.

Surviving are two sisters, Lydia NICKELS and Maude KEITZER of South Bend, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home in South Bend with the Rev. David HARROLD officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens (Ind.) Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight and until services begin Tuesday.
Barbara R. Cook

Barbara R. COOK, 50, Shawno, Wis., died at 3 a.m. Saturday at Shawno Community Hospital.  She had been in failing health two years.

She was born Nov. 26, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minn., to Bernard and Eva LUNDBURG DURCH.  She married former Rochester resident Dick COOK on Nov. 19, 1950 in Rockford, Ill.; he survives.  She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Hospital Auxiliary in Shawno.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Susan) BROWN, Philadelphia; two sons, David [COOK], Minneapolis, and Robert [COOK], Madison, Wis.; four sisters; her mother-in-law, Bertha COOK, Rochester, and sister-in-law, Genevere SEE, also Rochester.  A brother and her parents preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sacred Heart church with Father William SPAULDING officiating.  Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Friends may call from    4 to 8 p.m. today at the Carth-Kopitzke Funeral Home in Shawno.

 

Truman Long

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today for Truman LONG, 88, Carmel, who died at  5 p.m. Friday at Frankfort.  The services were held at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Buel MEADOWS officiating.  Burial was in the Reichter Cemetery.

 

Tuesday, March 9, 1982

 

Cora D. Hittle

Cora Dell HITTLE, 78, Rt. 1, Wheatfield, and a former Argos resident, died at 10:24 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette following a one-week illness.

She was born Jan. 18, 1903 in Argos to Benjamin and Dora ELKINS COX.  She lived in Wheatfield the past 45 years, moving there from Argos.  She married Lawrence J. HITTLE on Aug. 18, 1921 at Argos; he died July 7, 1951.  She was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church, southwest of Argos.

Surviving are five daughters, Martha CAVINDER, Hebron; Elva Mae WAGNER, Tucson, Ariz.; Ardith CULLEN, Kouts; Mildred CAWBY, Valparaiso; and Cora Bell JACKSON, Wheatfield; four sons, Carl Dean HITTLE, San Demas, Calif.; Ivan HITTLE, Washington, Ill.; Larry HITTLE, Wheatfield; and Ben HITTLE, Medaryville; thirty-seven grandchildren, and thirty-five great-grandchildren.  A daughter, three grandchildren, a sister and three brothers all preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Jordan Baptist Church, southwest of Argos, with the Rev. Arley MITCHAM officiating.  Burial will be in the Jordan cemetery.  Friends may call at the Kosanke Funeral Home at Kouts from 2 to 9 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and at the church an hour before the service.
Wednesday, March 10, 1902

 

David A. Jamison

David A. JAMISON, 54, Burket, died at 2 p.m. Monday in Chicago of an apparent heart attack.  He was driving a semi-truck for Sonoco Products of Akron when the attack occurred.

He was born Feb. 23, 1928 in Claypool to Ernest and Lillian HATFIELD JAMISON and lived in the Burket area for the last 28 years coming from Claypool.  He married Norma J. LANDIS in Warsaw May 17, 1952; she survives.  He was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Tom (Beth) BAKER, Claypool; Mrs. Ray (Kathy) LEWIS, Leesburg; Sarah and Amy [JAMISON], at home; a son, William D. [JAMISON], serving in the U.S. Air Force in Denver, Col.; four grandchildren; a brother, Deverl [JAMISON], Claypool, and a sister, Elizabeth SCOTT, Claypool.

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Burket United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.  Friends may call at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, after 2 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to services on Friday.

 

Ethel A. Ream

Ethel A. REAM, 93, a former resident of 217 W. 13th St., died at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Huntington.  She had been ill two weeks.

She was born July 3, 1888 in Fulton County to George and Effie BACON COLLINS.  She lived in Huntington the past 1 1/2 years, moving there from Rochester.  She married Murrell REAM on April 22, 1908 in Fulton County; he died April 17, 1964.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Bonnie) BAILEY, Huntington; a son, George REAM, San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Betty REAM, died in 1936 and two sisters also preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday until the services.

 

Thursday, March 11, 1982

 

Ethel A. Ream

Funeral services for Ethel REAM, 93, 217 W. 13th St., who died Tuesday, will be officiated by the Rev. Laurance SMITH with assistance from the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY.  The services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Daisy F. Lightfoot

Daisy F. LIGHTFOOT, 79, of 621 Indiana Ave., has died at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Hazel I. Arthur

Hazel I. ARTHUR, 82, of 255 Liberty St., Russiaville, Ind., died at Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo Wednesday at 4:30 a.m.  She had been ill for two years.

She was born in Howard County May 9,1899 to Willard and Rachael HUESTON SHOOK.  She was married to the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR April 30, 1922; he survives.  She had lived in Howard, Tipton, Fulton, Carroll and Pulaski counties.  She was a member of the Russiaville First Baptist Church and attended Mount Zion Community Church in Kokomo.

Also surviving ar three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Betty) COLEMAN, Hendersonville, Tenn.; Mrs. Joseph (Mary) LOVELACE, Russiaville, and Carrie Maye ARTHUR, Kokomo; a foster-daughter, Gail DIAL, Southport; a sister, Carrie MATHIS, Bunker Hill; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Stout Funeral Home in Russiaville with the Rev. Steven AGAL officiating.  Burial will be in the Barnett Cemetery near Kokomo.  Friends may call Friday after 3:30 p.m.

 

Friday, March 12, 1982

 

Daisy F. Lightfoot

Daisy F. LIGHTFOOT, 79, of 621 Indiana Ave., died Monday in her residence.  She had been in failing health.

Born April 23, 1902 in the Fulton-Marshall county area, she was the daughter of Zane and Cora ANDERSON FENSTERMAKER.  She had lived here the past 30 years, coming from Marshall County.  She married William LIGHTFOOT Sept. 12, 1951 in Rochester; he preceded in death.  She was a retired Woodlawn Hospital employee and a member of the Congregational Christian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, both of Argos.

Surviving are a brother, O. Vance FENSTERMAKER, Argos; three nieces and a nephew.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 5-9 o’clock tonight and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday.

 

Mabel R. Hartung

Mabel R. HARTUNG, 88, Plymouth, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth.

She was born Sept. 19, 1893 to Charles and Anna JENKINS ALSPACH.  She was a Rochester resident prior to moving to Plymouth in 1977.  She married Karl W. HARTUNG on Sept. 14, 1912, in Rochester; he died Oct. 10, 1967.  She was a member of the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge and North American Benefit Association.

She is survived by a daughter, Wilma Billa ABERLE, Dayton, Ohio; three sons, Robert W. [HARTUNG], Columbia, Calif.; C. Phillip [HARTUNG], Plymouth; and Donald E. [HARTUNG], Marshall, Mich.; twelve grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  There will be no visitation.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, March 13, 1982

 

Ruth A. Mathias

Ruth A. MATHIAS, 76, Fulton, was killed instantly at 12:15 p.m. Friday in a car-dump truck accident in Cass County.

State police said Mrs. Mathias died from a skull fracture and massive internal injuris after her car was struck broadside by a pickup truck driven by Donald L. BECKMAN, 54, Logansport.  Mrs. Mathias was driving south on Old U.S. 35 and the truck was west-bound on U.S. 35.  Beckman suffered multiple lacerations and was taken to Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Mathias are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton.

 

Monday, March 15, 1982

 

Ruth A. Mathias

Funeral services for Ruth A. MATHIAS, 76, Fulton, who died Friday at 12:15 p.m. in a traffic accident in Cass County, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothrs Funeral Home in Fulton.

She was born July 28, 1905 in Miami County to Edward and Ida DAVIS STREBE.  She lived the past 58 years in Fulton County, moving here from Miami County.  She married Ernest L. MATHIAS in Fulton on Nov. 24, 1927; he survives.  She was a retired beautician, a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church and the Fulton Country Club.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. J. H. (Bonnie) MONTGOMERY, Rt. 1, Macy; and Sue ZARTMAN, Rt. 1, Rochester; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren five sisters, Hester ZIMMERMAN, Rochester; Gladys CLEMANS, Hapeville, Ga.; Louise RHODES, Luella GRAY, and Helen SHRIVER, all three of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a brother, Clifford STREBE, Clarksville, Tenn.

The Rev. John LOUTHAIN will officiate the services and burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday until the services.

 

Gail Shelton

Gail SHELTON, 82, formerly of 420 Main St., died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Grace Village Retirement Complex at Winona Lake, where she had lived since 1977.

She was born Aug. 31, 1899 in Liberty Township to Andrew and Amarinda COLLINS OLIVER and had resided most of her life in Rochester.  She also lived a short period of time in South Bend.  She was married Oct. 27, 1923 in Fulton to Ralph SHELTON, who died Jan. 25, 1979.  She taught school for one year, and was a member of the Rochester First Christian Church, a member and past-president of the Christian Women’s Fellowship of the church, and was an honorary member of the Onawa Club.

Surviving are nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Bernice SHELTON of Rochester.  The parents and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to Organizations of the donor’s choice.
Mary G. Flora

Mary Glee FLORA, 75, Denver, died at 6 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

She was born June 7, 1906 in Jay County to Henry and Stella BROWN KANTNER.  She married Howard FLORA in Indianapolis on July 7, 1934; he survives.  She was a former telephone operator for Indiana Bell Telephone Co.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Alex “Bud” [FLORA], at home; two sisters, Grace BELL, Alanson, Mich.; and Dora JONES, Decatur, Ind.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McCain funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. John MISHLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Nancy J. Bauer

Miss Nancy J. BAUER, 25, Indianapolis, formerly of Monterey, died at 9 p.m. Friday in the Indianapolis Methodist Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 4, 1957 in Plymouth to William and Bonnie WYLER BAUER and had lived in the Indianapolis area for three years, moving there from Monterey.  She was a 1975 graduate of Culver High School and a 1979 graduate of Ball State University.  She was a teacher in the Indianapolis school system and a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey.

Surviving with her parents of Monterey, are three brothers, Michael [BAUER], Walton; Timothy and William [BAUER], Jr., Monterey; the maternal grandmother, Pauline OVERMYER, Monterey, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Fred BAUER Sr., Monterey.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey, with Father John MANNION officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Anne’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, today.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

 

Tuesday, March 16, 1982

 

Carter Denny

Carter DENNY, 85, Claypool, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in Kosciusko County Community Hospital, Warsaw. He was born Nov. 20, 1896 in Baileys Mills, Ohio to Waldo and Agusta DENNY.  He lived in Claypool for 22 years, moving from Detroit, Mich.  His wife, Eleanor [CARTER], died in 1977.  He was a member of the VFW in Warsaw and the Burket United Methodist Church.  He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth GREGG, Barnsville, Ohio, and Mrs. Chester GILBERT, Ocala, Fla., and a brother, Paul [DENNY], of Beaver Dam Lake.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert Funeral Home at Akron with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from           2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.
Evelyn E. Ehlinger

Evelyn Ellen EHLINGER, 70, of 130 E. Fourth Street and formerly of Macy, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been admittd at the hospital earlier in the day and had been in failing health for a year.

She was born Aug. 25, 1911 at Twelve Mile to John and Pearl VANATTA MUSSELMAN.  She had lived in Rochester since August.  She married Lee James EHLINGER in Logansport on April 21, 1928; he died Jan. 2, 1978.  She attended the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Florence) HUNTER, Rochester; a son, Harland “Bud” EHLINGER, Rt. 4, Rochester; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Harry (Flossie) KOTTERMAN, Macy; Tressie TOWNE, Mrs. Jack (Dortha) LOWMAN, Mrs. Richard (Elsie) LANGENBAHN, all of Rochestr; Mrs. Arlo (Ethel) RHOADES, Logansport, and Mrs. George (Gertrude) TOWNSEND, Twelve Mile; five brothers, Roy MUSSELMAN, Logansport; Ralph, Wayne, Richard and Leonard MUSSELMAN, all of Twelve Mile; several nieces and nephews.  Her parents and twin brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Samuel OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service Thursday.

 

Wednesday, March 17, 1982

 

George E. Gray

George Ellis GRAY, 54, Rt. 5, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 8:30 a.m. today oif an apparent heart attack.  He had been in failing health for three years.

He was born March 15, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio,, to George and Delta GILLESPIE GRAY.  He lived in this area the past 12 years.  He married Myrtle B. BRADLEY in Portsmouth, Va., on April 15, 1956;  she survives.  He served with the U.S. Navy for 13 years including time during World War II and was a retired millwright.

Surviving with the wife are his mother, Delta GRAY, Perrysburg, Ohio; six sisters, Mrs. R. J. (Ruby) KHOL, Mrs. Leslie (Delta) THRUSH, and Mrs. Edward (Lydia) FINCH, all of Perrysburg, Ohio; Doris McGARRY and Nancy ROACH, Toledo, Ohio; and Mrs. Howard (Velva) ENGEL, Union, Mich.; four brothers, Norman [GRAY], Perrysburg, Ohio; Henry [GRAY], Toledo, Ohio; David [GRAY], Gibsonburg, Ohio; and Charles [GRAY], Lambertville, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.  His father preceded him in death in December 1981.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Albert WHITTAKER 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 the service on Saturday.

 

Raymond Campbell

Raymond CAMPBELL, Akron, died at 9:30 a.m. today at Wabash County Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron.
Thursday, March 18, 1982

 

Raymond C. Campbell

Raymond C. CAMPBELL, 62, Akron, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wabash County Hospital.  He had been in failing health for two years.

He was born March 15, 1920 in Hartford, Mich., to Clayton and Lota CAMPBELL.  He lived in Akron for the past 33 years.  He married Mary WALKER in 1943; she survives.  Retired from he General Tire Co., in Wabash, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific, and was a member of the Roann American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are six sisters, Mrs. Max (Leona) HUTCHENS, Wabash; Mrs. Eva RICE and Mrs. Russell (Alice) SALISBURY, both of Muncie; Mrs. Margaret LOWE, Mrs. Hazel LOWE and Mrs. Kenneth (Bonnie) TAPPEN, all of Three Oaks, Mich. three brothers, George [CAMPBELL], Three Oaks; Carlton [CAMPBELL], Wabash, and Kenneth [CAMPBELL], Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Reggie (Sandra) SHAFFER, Akron, and Mrs. James (Virginia) CONLIFF, Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.  A son and a granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. James MALBONE and the Rev. Charles FRENCES officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, March 19, 1982

 

Ray S. Whitcraft

Ray Steele WHITCRAFT, 95, Wabash, died at 9:30 a.m.Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor East Nursing Home in Wabash.

He was born Oct. 26, 1886 in Wabash County to Jacob and Sarah STEELE WHITCRAFT.  He married Mary SWANEY in 1908; she died in 1968.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Lincolnville United Methodist Church in Lincolnville.

He is survived by three sons, Robert [WHITCRAFT], Lincolnville; James [WHITCRAFT], Marion; and Charles [WHITCRAFT], Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Oren (Maxine) CONRAD, Akron; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincolnville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Raleigh WALKER and Deloss DONHAM officiating.  Burial will be in the Center Grove Cemetery in Lincolnville.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Hunter Funeral Home in LaFontaine and at the church an hour prior to the service.
Saturday, March 20, 1982

 

Esther I. Cooley

Esther Irene COOLEY, 74, of 212 E. Sixth St., died at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient six days.  She had been in failing health for six months.

She was born Jan. 27, 1908 in Liberty Township to Sherman and Bessie EYTCHESON REED.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County except 11 years when she lived in Michigan.  She was a retired employee of Topps Manufacturing Co. and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose, American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Jean) EDINGTON, Rocheter; three sons, William “Bill” COOLEY, Spokane, Wash.; Bernard “Shorty” COOLEY, Rochester; and Donald R. COOLEY, Logansport; sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Paul (Mildred) DICE, Fulton; Ruby WILDERMUTH, Fulton; and Mrs. Jim (Betty) KIRBY, Frankfort; and a brother, Donald REED, Kewanna.  A son, Richard L. DIXON, preceded her in October 1980.

Services will be at 2 p.m. SUNDAY at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from          4 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the service.

 

Monday, March 22, 1982

 

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Tuesday, March 23, 1982

 

Lois K. Sherman

Last rites will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheetz Funeral Home inAkron for Lois K. SHERMAN, 63, former Akron resident who died Saturday at Appleton, Wis.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.

Mrs. Sherman, who resided at 445 Humphrey circle in Shawano, Wis., was born in Chili, Ind., April 17, 1918.  She was the daughter of Merl and Edna FETROW.  Her marriage was Feb. 23, 1941, in Hillsboro, Mo., to Foy SHERMAN, who died Dec. 18, 1980.  She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church at Shawano.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Aletha) ZIMMERMAN, Shawano; a son, Steve [SHERMAN], Shawano; four grandchildren; the mother, Edna FETROW, Rochester; six sisters, Maxine BEECHER, Indianapolis; Jean SWARTZ, Akron; Patricia COOK, Moore, Okla; Sue McCORKLE, Fort Wayne; Bonnie LAUTZENHAUSER, North Manchester, and Barbara FETROW, Terre Haute; and a brother, James [SHERMAN], Shreveport, La.  The father and another sister preceded in death.

 

Arthur G. RinderKnecht

Word has been received here of the death March 4 of Arthur G. RinderKNECHT, former Rochester resident, at his home in Plymouth, Mich.

Mr. RinderKnecht operated the Oldsmobile auto agency while living in this city in the late 1950s and served as president of the Chamber of Commerce.  He is survived by his wife, Jackie [RinderKNECHT], who resides at 14185 Shadywood Drive, Plymouth, Mich. 48170.
Wednesday, March 24, 1982

 

Carmen Kath

Carmen KATH, 88, Rt. 5, (Tiosa) Rochester, died at 8:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for the past two weeks.  She had been in failing health for the past two weeks.

Born Jan. 22, 1894 in Tiosa, she was the daughter of James and Emma OVERMYER PALMER and had lived in the Tiosa area her entire lifetime.  She was married Sept. 9, 1922 in Tiosa to Otto KATH; he died February 1956.  She was a schoolteacher in the Tiosa and Richland Center schools.  She was a member of the Tiosa First Brethren Church, the Sew and So Club and the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Orval (Doris) LONG, Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Cecil PALMER, Commerce, Calif., and a sister-in-law, Mable PALMER, Rt. 5, Rochester.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald SNELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday.

 

Thursday, March 25, 1982

 

Lyman F. Dawson

Lyman F. DAWSON, 72, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.  He had been in failing health the last 10 years.

He was born Feb. 20, 1910 in Fulton County to Merley and Alma CARR DAWSON and lived most of his life in this area.  He married Doris McCARTHY in Rochester on Dec. 23, 1953; she survives.  He was a retired tool and die maker with Safway Steel Products in Rochester.  He served with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.  He served as Newcastle Township Trustee the past four years, was a member and past president of the Talma Lions Club and a member and past junior governor of the Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dave (Debbie) SWANGO, Rochester; four sons, William J. DAWSON, Elkhart; Lyman DAWSON, Jr., Warsaw; Harold DAWSON, Stanton, Va.; and Al MITCHELL, Blue Springs, Mo.; thirteen grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.  His parents and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at 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 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.  Memorials may be made to the Lyman F. Dawson Memorial Fund for the Talma Community Center.
Friday, March 26, 1982

 

Mary Leininger

Mary LEININGER, 82, Elkhart, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Elkhart General Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 26, 1899 in Elkhart to Harry and Margaret KIRCHEN.  She lived in Elkhart for the past seven years, moving from Akron.  She married Ernest LANTZ in 1920 and, after his death in 1955 she married Roy LEININGER in 1957.  He died in 1961.  She was a member of the Elkhart United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Fred LANTZ, Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. Leon KINDIG and Mrs. Lena GRAY, both of Elkhart; a brother, Anthony HAMMEREL, Elkhart; five grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Harold LEININGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after     2 p.m.Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday.

 

Lola Reinke

Lola REINKE, 67, formerly of Argos, died Monday in East Tawas, Mich., after suffering a massive heart attack.

She was born April 26, 1914 in Argos and was married to Lloyd SAUSAMAN, who prceded her in death.  She was later married to Erwin REINKE, who survives.  She had lived most of her life in East Tawas.

Surviving with the husband is her mother, Mary Alice MILLER, Goshen; a daughter-in-law, Carol SAUSAMAN; three grandchildren; two sisters, Velora McCOY and Dorothy STRINGFELLOW, both of Goshen, and a brother, Francis LaTURNER, Argos.

The body is to be cremated and the ashes will be interred at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Services are pending in East Tawas, Mich.

 

Saturday, March 27, 1982

 

Rev. Clifton E. Wilkins

The Rev. Clifton E. WILKINS, 58, Rt. 1, (Fortna Addition), Rochester, died at 3:59 a.m. Friday at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a prolonged illness.

He was born Jan. 10, 1924 in Galesburg, Ill., to Nacy and Mae WILKINS.  He married Johanna KROMBERG in Fort Worth, Texas, on Feb. 14, 1943; she survives.  He was the pastor at the First Assembly of God Church in Rochester for the past nine years.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Bonnie SMITH, Rochester, and Mrs. Kenneth (Sandra) ARMENTROUT, Geneva, Ohio; two sons, Clifton [WILKINS] Jr., Rochester, and Michael [WILKINS], Milesburg, Pa.; eleven grandchildren; a sister, Jewell RUNKLE, Galesburg, Ill.; a step-brother, Edward WILKINS, Thomasville, N.C.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church, with his son, the Rev. Michael WILKINS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Hershel L. Clemons

Word has been received of the death of Hershel L. CLEMONS, 79, Hapeville,Ga., who died March 17 of an apparent heart attack in Hapeville.

He was born Sept. 7, 1902 to Newton and Bertha KOCHENDERFER CLEMONS.  He was a retired radio technician with Eastern Airlines in Hapeville, moving there from Fulton County 57 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys STREBE CLEMONS; two daughters, Mrs. Dan SASSAMAN, Columbus, Ga.; and Mrs. John AUSTIN, West Chester, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, June CLEMONS, College Park, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  A son, Ralph [CLEMONS], and a brother preceded in death.

Services were held at the Donehao Memorial Chapel in Hapeville on March 20.

 

Monday, March 29, 1982

 

Cecil E. Ogle Sr.

Cecil E. OGLE Sr., 77, Rt. 1 (Nyona Lake), Macy, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital following a 15-month illness.

He was born Sept. 25, 1905 in Miami County to Thomas and Goldie SURFACE OGLE.  He lived at Nyona Lake the past 10 years, moving there from Cedar Lake, Ind.  He married Cleo SANDERS on April 10, 1936 at Crown Point; she survives.  He was a retired diesel engineer for Inland Steel Corp. at East Chicago.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Cecil E. OGLE Jr., Rt. 1, Macy; a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Phyllis) WARREN, Lowell; a step-son, Marvin ENGLE, Kewanna; two step-daughters, Berniece ENGLE, Winamac, and Mrs. Kenneth (Jane) CALDWELL, Camden; two brothers, Earl OGLE, Akron and Abe OGLE, Denver, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Leslie (Mary) KINTNER, Denver; fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until the services.

 

Lovelle M. Calvert

Lovelle M. “Pete” CALVERT, 68, Rt. 3, (Wagoner Park), Rochester, died at 3:25 p.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend.

He was born Dec. 3, 1913 in Rochester to Forrest A. and Susie M. WALTZ CALVERT.  He was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  He married Laura K. ROCKHILL on March 4, 1936 at Richland Center; she survives.  He was a retired crane operator.

Surviving with the wife are five sisters, Mrs. Ivan (Mary) ROCK, Tippecanoe; Carol SAENZ, Mishawaka; Mrs. Robert (Clara) RESER, Mrs. Richard (Helen) ENYART, and Mrs. Bud (Barbara) TULLIS, all of Rochester; three brothers, Robert [CALVERT], Talma; Bill and Jim [CALVERT], both of Rochester.  A brother, Ralph [CALVERT], preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  There will be no visitation and memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.
Earl Dielman

Earl DIELMAN, 73, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at his residence.  He had been in failing health the past three weeks.

He was born Sept. 15, 1908 in Allen Township of Miami County to Daniel J. and Rose SEIDNER DIELMAN and lived his entire life in Miami County.  He married Mabel LEWIS on Dec. 21, 1927; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church near Macy.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Donald [DIELMAN], Macy, and Robert [DIELMAN], Brock, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.  A brother preceded him in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church with the Revs. Robert and Nelle LAUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home and at the church one-half hour prior to the services.

 

Rev. Clifton E. Wilkins

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church for the Rev. Clifton E. WILKINS, 58, Rt. 1 (Fortna Addition), Rochester, who died at 3:59 a.m. Friday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from        7 to 9 p.m. today and at the church an hour prior to services.

 

Tuesday, March 30, 1982

 

Mary M. Stovall

Mary M. STOVALL, 85, of the Franklin United Methodist Home, Franklin, died Sunday evening at Johnson County Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 5, 1896 in Elwood to William S. and Ella M. HARDESTY DeMOSS.  She maried Thomas L. STOVALL on Feb. 1, 1915; he survives.  Her husband is a former pastor at the Grace United Methodist Church in Rochester.  She is a member of the Grace United Methodist Church at Franklin and an associate member of the Church of the Lakes, Mineveh, Ind.

Surviving with the husband, Dr. Thomas STOVALL, are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dorthea) FRANKLIN, Battle Ground; two granddaughters, Mrs. Tom (Cookie) FLORE, Kissimmee, Fla.; and Mrs. Ross (Kandy) MACDONALD, Tampa, Fla.; a nephew, Brig. Gen. James R. DeMOSS, Germany; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wright Memorial Chapel at the Franklin United Methodist Home with Bishop Reuben H. MUELLER, Dr. James RAY and the Rev. Stanley HOWELL officiating.  Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clinton County Mausoleum at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin or at the chapel two hours prior to the service on Thursday.

 

George R. Black

George R. BLACK, 77, Rt. 2, Akron, died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been ill for several weeks.

Services are pending at Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.
George C. Clark

George C. CLARK, 54, of 1130 Madison St., an employee of the Fulton County surveyor’s office, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 1:24 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

Born March 5, 1928 in Athens, he was the son of Ruele and Bertha McGEE CLARK and had lived in this area all his life.  He was married in Rochester on Oct. 21, 1968 to Barbara McCALLA, who survives.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Bertha PFLEDDERER, Kewanna; two sons, Russell and David [CLARK], Rocheter; three daughters, Pamela CLARK, Rochester; Mrs. Terry (Georgiann) GAGNON, Akron, and Mrs. Ronald (Vickie) NORMAN, Macy; five step-sons, Jack, Michael, Steven, Mark and Brian CLARK, all of Rochester a step-daughter, Mrs. Jack (Janet) ODEN, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four brothers, John SWEET, Rochester; John O’CONNER, Warsaw; Jerry BEAIRD, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) THOMAS, Rochester; seven grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, March 31, 1982

 

George C. Clark

Military graveside rites for George C. CLARK, 54, of 1130 Madison St., will be conducted by the Rochester American Legion and VFW posts.  Services for Clark, who died unexpectedly at 1:24 p.m. Monday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home of Rochester and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

E. Joyce Chizum

E. Joyce CHIZUM, 52, Argos, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  She had been in failing health the last two years.

She was born Aug. 12, 1929 in Plymouth to Harve and Callie FETTERS KAUFMAN and lived most of her life in the Argos commnity.  She married Lee CHIZUM on March 12, 1948 at Marion; he survives.  She was a member of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Phillip [CHIZUM], Bremen; Mark [CHIZUM], Argos; and Jerry [CHIZUM], Marion College, Marion; five grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey KAUFMAN, Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth; two sisters, Irene SHIVERS, Argos and Opal TENOR, Plymouth; two brothers, Dale KAUFMAN, Plymouth and Donald KAUFMAN, Argos.  A brother, Lyle [KAUFMAN], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Plymouth Wesleyan Church with the Rev. David ROBERTSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos and at the church an hour prior to the service.
George R. Black

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Akron Church of God for George R. BLACK, 77, Rt. 2, Akron, who died Monday at 10:30 p.m. at Woodlawn hospital after a long illness.

The Rev. James MALBONE will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone cemetery.  Friends may call at the Haupert funeral home in Akron after 2 p.m. today.

Born March 30, 1904, in the house where he lived at the time of his death, Mr. Black was the son of Charles and Sadie RICKEL BLACK and had spent his lifetime in the Akron-Mentone community.  His marriage was in 1922 to Vera ARTER, who died in 1968.  A retired farmer and merchant, he was a member of the Mentone Masonic lodge, Mentone Lions Club and Akron Church of God.

Surviving are a son, Brook [BLACK), of Anderson, and five grandchildren.

An active participant and follower of all activities and sports at Tippecanoe Valley High School, he had been given a gold lifetime pass to all Valley sports and activity events.

Because of Mr. Black’s special relationship with students of the Tippecanoe Valley High School, the family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to a memorial scholarship fund that will be established in his honor.  Contributions can be sent to Tippecanoe Valley High School, Box 38, Mentone, Ind. 46539.

 

Thursday, April 1, 1982

 

Huldah Taber Davis

Huldah TABER DAVIS, 88, Culver, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, after a five-week illness.

She was born Aug.6, 1893 in Culver to Dr. W.B.S. and Roseline BUSWELL WISEMAN and was a lifetime resident of the Culver and Leiters Ford areas.  Her first marriage was in 1916 to Frank TABER; he died in 1941.  She married Bert DAVIS in 1945; he died in 1964.  She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, and was a charter member of the Emily Jane Culver Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. N.M. (Jane) SCRUGGS, with whom Mrs. Davis made her home, and Mrs. Ralph (Frances) GEISELMAN, Culver; a son, William W. TABER, Culver; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Mrs. Howard (Donna) COLEMAN, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Edward (Eva) LEBO, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Donald (Ruth) AUTREY, LaPorte; a step-son, Dale DAVIS, Phoenix, Ariz., and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Wesley United Methodist Church, North School Street, Culver, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Friday until noon on Saturday and at the church one hour prior to the services.  Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church.  The Emily Jane Chapter of the O.E.S. will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Friday, April 2, 1982

 

Leonard D. Reed

Leonard D. REED, 65, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 1:20 this morning at his residence.

He was born in Kosciusko county Aug. 4, 1916 to Henry and Pearl BROOKS REED and had lived in the Twelve Mile area for 12 years, coming from Wabash.

He married Virinia ZARTMAN Oct. 3, 1942 in Macy; she survives.  He was retired fom General Tire, Wabash, in 1953 and was a farmer.  He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the VFW Post, Logansport, and attended the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Twelve Mile, where he was also a trustee.

Surviving are three sisters, Beulah VINCENT, Peru; Ilene TABLER, Mexico, and Bonnie McVICKER, LaFontaine; and five brothers, Robert [REED[, Cincinnati; Ray and Jess [REED], Wabash; Ronnie [REED], Columbia Ciy, and Fred [REED], Roann.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Twelve Mile, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from 2-9 p.m. Satuday and one hour prior to the services at the church.

 

John C. Rhoades

John C. RHOADES, 70, Athens, died at 7 p.m. Thursday of an apparent coronary attack at his winter home in Lake Placid, Fla.

He was bon March 23, 1911 in Wabash County to Calvin and Sadie MOORE RHOADES.  He married Onalee SMITH in February 1935; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Athens United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Beverly SHRIVER, Akron; a son, Larry RHOADES, Rt. 1, Silver Lake; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Chauncey RHOADES, Wabash; two sisters, Dorothy FINFROCK, Fort Wayne and Mrs. Fred (Pauline) STEIN, Roann; and a half-brother, Daniel YORG, The Bronx, N.Y.  A brother and a half-brother preceded in death.

Arranements are incomplete at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Saturday, April 3, 1982

 

John C. Rhoades

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Athens United Methodist Church for John C. RHOADES, 71, Athens, who died at 7 p.m. Thursday at his winter home at Lake Placid, Fla.

The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate the services and burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Monday, April 5, 1982

 

Pauline F. Shriver

Pauline Frances SHRIVER, 62, Rochester Nursing Home, formerly of 724 1/2 Main St., died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for eight years.

She was born May 21, 1919, in Winamac to Guy and Agnes MEEKS ROBISON and had lived in Rochester for 30 years, coming from Whiting, Ind.  She was president of the Rochester Nursing Home Council.

Surviving are two sons, Clifton L. LEE, Rochester, and Gilbert L. LEE, Sr., Evansville; two daughters, Dixie PHIPPS, Evansville, and Paulette LEE WOODWORTH, Sarasota, Fla.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wilma CLARK, Rochester, and Maxine ASH, Michigan City; three brothers, Robert ROBISON, Lowel; Jack ROBISON, Chesterton; and Richard ROBISON, of Wisconsin.  A son, Martin SHRIVER Jr., preceded in death in July 1977.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and Tuesday until the hour of the service.

 

Dawn E. Bathrick

Dawn E. BATHRICK, 21, Rt. 6, Rochester, died of carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday night in the garage at her home, the Fulton County coroner’s office said today.

Miss Bathrick was found dead by her sister, Brenda BATHRICK, who called Rochester police at 9:33 p.m.  City, county and state police went to the scene.  Miss Bathrick was inside a car with its motor running when found.

The coroner’s office said that tests are to be done at the state police laboratory to determine if the death was self-inflicted or accidental.

Miss Bathrick was the daughter of Keith BATHRICK and Mrs. Mel MYERS Jr., of Rochester, and resided with her mother and step-father.  Services at the Foster & Good Funeral Home are pending the return from Florida of Mr. and Mrs. Myers.

 

James G. Fish

James G. FISH, 62, Auburn, Calif., died Thursday at 7:10 a.m. in the Auburn Veteran’s Administration Convalescent Home.  He had been a patient there for 15 years.

He was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Rochester to Esthel and Vida COPLEN FISH.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the mother are two daughters, Nancy [FISH], Anchorage, Alaska, and Vida [FISH], Michigan; a son, James G. FISH Jr., Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald R.  (Mary) HUMBARGER, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Lawson (Winifred) BARRETT, Douglas, Ariz.; two brothers, Charles W. FISH, Auburn, Calif., and Herbert C. FISH, Battle Creek, Mich.; an aunt, Olive WENGER, Rochester, and an uncle, Artimus “Bill” COPLEN, Talma.

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 Reichter Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service.
Tuesday, April 6, 1982

 

Dawn E. Bathrick

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Dawn Elaine BATHRICK, 21, Rt. 6, Rochester, who died at 3 p.m. Sunday as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in the garage at her home.

The Rev. Sam CARLTON will officiate the services, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:30-9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Rochester High School Girls’ Athletic Association.

She was born Oct. 12, 1960 in Rochester to Keith BATHRICK and Mrs. Melvin (Lorene) MYERS.  She waa a lifetime resident of Rochester.  She was in her junior year at Manchester Collegte and was a summer employee of the Fulton County Highway Department.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Brenda BATHRICK; a step-sister, Mr. Jim (Pam) PEMBERTON; a step-brother, James KNEE; the maternal grandmother, Minnie CLAY; and the paternal grandfather Fay BATHRICK, all of Rochester.

 

Wednesday, April 7, 1982

 

Carl M. Adams

Carl M. ADAMS, 83, Culver, died at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver, following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 9, 1898, in Huntington to Henry and Mary OVERMYER ADAMS.  He had lived in Culver since 1910.  He married Margaret I. SHILLING May 31, 1920, in Plymouth; she survives.  He retired as vice-president of the State Exchange banks of Culver, Plymouth and Argos, and the Farmers State Bank of Lapaz in 1968 after 54 y6ers.  He was a member of he Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver Lions Club, Rochester Elks Lodge and a 50-year Indiana Bankers Club member.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Carl M. ADAMS Jr., and Frederic E. ADAMS, both of Culver, and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.  Contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church.

 

Edna E. Fetrow

Edna E. FETROW, 88, Rt. 2, Rocheser, died at about 6 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  Services are pending at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron.
Thursday, April 8, 1982

 

Edna E. Fetrow

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, for Edna E. FETROW, 88, Rt. 2, Rochester, who died Wednesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Mrs. Fetrow was born Dec. 15, 1893, in Denver, Ind., to Ohmer and Rozella KERSCHNER ROBERTS.  She married Merl FETROW April 6, 1913, in St. Joseph, Mich.  He died in 1972.

Surviving are six daughters, Maxine BEECHER, Indianapolis; Jean SWARTZ, Rochester; Patricia COOK, Moore, Okla.; Bonnie LAUTZENHIZER, North Manchester; Barbara FETROW, Terre Haute, and Sue McCORKLE, Fort Wayne; a son, James FETROW, Shreveport, La.; nineteen grandchildren; tirty-two great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.  Two daughters, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

 

Friday, April 9, 1982

 

Mary O. Wenger

Mary Olive WENGER, 77, of 1125 Wabash Ave., died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday in Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield.  She had been in failing health for a year.

She was born Sept. 29, 1904, in Bringhurst, Ind., to Alva F. and Delilah M. DAVIS COPLEN.  She had lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was married April 8, 1937 in Rochester to Harry William WENGER, who died May 25, 1962.  She was a 1932 graduate of Manchester College and attended Indiana Normal Teachers College, Terre Hauts.  She was an elementary teacher with the Talma, Leiters Ford, Grass Creek, Fulton and Caston school systems.  She was a member of the Talma United Methodist Church, WSCS, and the Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Haila Jane) O’NEILL, Greenfield; a son, Daniel WENGER, Littleton, Colo.; six grandchildren; a sister, Vida FISH, Meadwo Vista, Calif.; and a brother, Artimus “Bill” COPLEN, Talma; and nices and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Sheldon L. GRAME officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Disease Foundation, Fulton County Mental Health Association, or the American Cancer Society.

 

Phillip A. Duey

Word has been received of the death of Phillip A. DUEY, 81, Chapel Hill, N.C., who died at his home Wednesday.

He was born June 22, 1901, in Miami County to Alfred and Mary [GRELLE] DUEY.  He married Catharine SROUFE in 1926 at Bloomington, Ind.  He graduated from Indiana University and Columbia University.  He spent 20 years in radio in New York City and 22 years as director of the glee club at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter and seven grandchildren.  Survivors in the Fulton County area are Robert RUNKLE, Akron, Clara Mae WINEGARDNER and Claude BERGER, both of Macy; and brother-in-law, Russel SROUFE, Macy; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dwight GALLIPO, Rochester.  A son preceded in death.
Saturday, April 10, 1982

 

Margaret O. Croy

Margaret O. CROY, 80, of 316 Lakeshore Drive, Culver, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, after a one-year illness.

She was born March 29, 1902 in Knox to Arthur and Louise HAYES LOCKRIDGE and had lived in the Culver area for 60 years, moving from Knox.  She was married Nov. 13, 1921 in Knox to Russell E. CROY, who died in 1961.  She was a member of the Culver Eagles Lodge.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (June) BURKETT, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Lyle (Susan) REDMAN, South Bend; two son, Jack P. CROY, Rt. 3, Rochestr, and Robert M. CROY, Mishawaka; a brother, Andrew LOCKRIDGE, Knox; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver with the Rev. Darrell MADDOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Everett Schultz

Everett “Ed” SCHULTZ, 77, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient five days.

He was born Aug.29, 1904, in Iowa to Samuel and Josephine HAMILTON SCHULTZ.  He had resided in the Rochestr area since 1958.  He was married Aug. 3, 1933, to Edrie COVER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Rochester First Christian Church and the Knights of Pythias, Rensselaer.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Nancy) MURPHY, Rochester, and Mrs. Francis (Barbara) BLANKENSHIP, Mt. Dora, Fla.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lesley SCHULTZ, South Bend, and Glenn SCHULTZ, Momence, Ill.  Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Henry C. Zehner

Henry C. ZEHNER, 80, Fenetian Village, Culver, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver.

He was born June 1, 1901, in Argos to Simon and Mina ZUMBAUGH ZEHNER.  He had lived in Culver since 1960, coming from Argos.  He was retired fom the Nickel Plate Railroad.  He was a 50-year member of the Argos Masonic Lodge, the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge, the Scottish Rite of South Bend, and Argos American Letion, and he was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two brothers, Welland ZEHNER, Bremen, and Milo ZEHNER, Akron, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. E. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, with full military honors by the Argos American Legion.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Monday.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge will give a memorial service at 7 p.m., followed by the Argos Masonic Lodge memorial service at 8 p.m.
Monday, April 12, 1982

 

William D. Adams

Services for William Dean ADAMS, 24, South Bend, formerly of Rochester, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mr. Adams was stabbed to death about 1 a.m. Saturday on Indiana 2, just west of the U.S. 31 bypass in South Bend.  His body was discovered by a state trooper who was driving to assist a county police officer who had been called to an accident involving a pickup truck at the southern end of the U.S. 31 bypass.

Police said that Adams’ body apparently was dumped from the truck along with a two-year-old girl by a man who police are seeking for questioning.

Police believe that Adams’ assailant was driving the truck when the stabbing occurred and that later fled the area on foot as the police officers arrived at the scene of the truck accident.

When the officers arrived at the accident scene, they were met by Sherry RISNER, Adams’ sister, who told the officers that her four-months-old son, Adam [RISNER], was in the truck and that a man had stabbed her brother and pushed him out of the truck with the two-year-old girl.  Authorities said Miss Risner was babysitting with the two-year-old.

Authorities would not release the name of the assailant pending further investigations.  However, authorities have determined that he is an acquaintance of Adams and Miss Risner.

Adams was born March 18, 1958 in Michigan City to Fritz and Virginia DAVIS RISNER.  He had lived in South Bend for a year, after moving there from Rochester.  He was employed in the maintenance department of a condominium complex in South Bend.

Surviving are a daughter, Amanda [ADAMS], and a son, Shannon [ADAMS], of Chicago, Ill.; his mother, Virginia RISNER, southern Indiana; his father, Fritz RISNER, Winamac; four sisters, Mrs. Rick (Tammy) JOHNSON; Sherry, Debbie and Opal [RISNER], and, and a brother, Fritz RISNER, all of southern Indiana; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William SCHNELL, southern Indiana, and the paternal grandmother, Lewie RISNER, LaPorte.

Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday and from   9 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday.

 

David L. Fisher

Services are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for David Lee FISHER, 26, Rangely, Col., who died Sunday in a truck accident.  He is the son of Linda FISHER, Macy.
Tuesday, April 13, 1982

 

David L. Fisher

David Lee FISHER, 26, Rangely, Colo., formerly of Macy, was dead on arrival at     2:11 p.m. Sunday in the Rangely District Hospital.  He died as a result of a truck accident.

He was born in Rochester April 16, 1955 to Jerry Lee and Linda L. PUGH FISHER.  A 1973 graduate of North Miami High School, he was employed by the N.L. Well Service in Rangely.

He is survived by his mother, of Macy; two brothers, Danny L. [FISHER], Akron, and Randy D. [FISHER], Rangely, and two grandmothers, Ruby PUGH, Rochester, and Addie FISHER, Wabash.  The father and a brother, Kevin [FISHER], preceded in death.

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

 

Clarice C. Castleman

Clarice Carmen CASTLEMAN, 70, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday in the South Bend Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for the past two weeks.  She had been seriously ill for the past three months.

Born Feb. 16, 1912 in Ohio, she was the daughter of John W. and Gail GALBREATH GOOD.  She had lived most of her life in the Fulton County area.  She was married May 16, 1931 in Rochester to Clyde Earl CASTLEMAN; he survives.  She was a member of the Burton United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Burton Homemaker’s Club.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Ronnie (Bonnie) OVERMYER, Rochester; a son, Lloyd W. CASTLEMAN, Rochester; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; her mother, Gail GOOD, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Leona) TAYLOR, Mrs. Doyle (Ida Mae) OVERMYER, and Mrs. Gene (Patsy) BRYANT, all of Plymouth, and Donnabelle SUMMERS, Rochester, and a brother, Delbert “Zeke” GOOD, Kewanna.  A sister, two brothers and her father preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral Home with the Rev. Fred G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Wednesday, April 14, 1982

 

Myron P. Fenters

Myron P. FENTERS, 77, Sturgis, Mich., died in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday night.

He was born in Macy March 7, 1905 to Hugh and May FENTERS.

Surviving are the wife; two sons, James P. [FENTERS], South Bend, and Richard [FENTERS], Mishawaka; and a sister, Mrs. Robert W. BAKER, Macy.

Services will be at the Welsheimer Mortuary in South Bend at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.  Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery at Macy.
Ernest Mathias

Ernest MATHIAS, Fulton, died unexpectedly in his home at 10:30 a.m. today.  Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton.

 

Lova E. Garrigues

Lova E. GARRIGUES, 64, of 944 Jackson Blvd., died at 12:57 a.m. Today at South Bend Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Monday.

She was born March 22, 1918 in Jefferson Township of Pulaski County to Clyde and Clarice Evelyn HOWE SCOTT.  She lived in Rochester the past 18 years, moving here from Winamac.  She married Ralph E. GARRIGUES in Francesville on July 13, 1972; he survives.  She was employed by Nickles Bakery of Rochester the past 18 years and was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Winamac.

Surviving with the husband are a step-daughter, Mrs. Harold (Bonnie) BISHER, Francesville; four step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Marion (Elva) PLANCK and Mrs. Aaron (Betty) CRAMER, both of Winamac, and Jean SCOTT, Rochester; four brothers, Wilbur [SCOTT], Winamac; Francis [SCOTT], South Bend; Clyde [SCOTT] Jr., Valparaiso, and Robert W. [SCOTT], Fulton.  Her parents and a sister preceded in death.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Thursday, April 15, 1982

 

Lova E. Garrigues

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Lova E. GARRIGUES, 64, of 944 Jackson Blv., who died at 12:57 a.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Sam CARLTON will officiate the services and burial will be in the McKinnley Cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. Friday until the services.

 

Josephine Talbott

Josephine “Cherri” TALBOTT, 65, Rt. 3, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Jan. 18, 1917 near Kewanna to Walter and Nellie CARITHERS BROOKER.  She lived her entire life in Fulton County.  She marrid Charles G. TALBOTT on Dec. 26, 1939 at Burlington; he survives.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Don E. (Eve) HARPER, Rt. 4, Rochester; a son, Walter B. TALBOTT, Rt. 5, Rochester; four grandchildren; a sister, Geneva HUNNESHAGEN, Rt. 7, Rochester.  A sister preceded her in death in infancy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery, west of Rocheter.  Friends may call from 2:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the services on Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Ernest L. Mathias

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton for Ernest L. MATHIAS, 78, Fulton, who died unexpectedly at his residence at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

He was born Sept. 10, 1903 in Fulton County to Charles W. and Eunice SHELTON MATHIAS.  He spent his lifetime in Fulton County.  He married Ruth A. STREBE in Fulton on Nov. 24, 1927 she died last March 12.  He was retired from farming and from the State Highway Department.  He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J.H. (Bonnie) MONTGOMERY, Rt. 1, Macy, and Sue ZARTMAN, Rt. 1, Rochester; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, Herman MATHIAS, Fort Wayne; and nieces and nephews.  Two brothers preceded in death.

The Rev. Richard KISTLER and the Rev. John LOUTHAIN will officiate the services and burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until the services.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or he Indiana Heart Fund.

 

Friday, April 16, 1982

 

W. Estil Ginn

W. Estil GINN, 91, Rochester, died at 5:05 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Sept. 1, 1891 in Fulton County to John and Amanda MILLER GINN.  He maried Gail ZARTMAN on April 4, 1914; she died Aug. 20, 1966/.  He was a school administrator for over 41 years.  He received a bachelor of arts degree from Manchester College and a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Rochester, the Indiana School Men’s Club and the IRTANEA.

He is survived by a daughter, Jewell GINN, Tokoma Park, Md.; a son, Cleon GINN, Rochester; and a brother Garrett GINN, Rochester.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron.   Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Walter R. Stubbs

Walter R. STUBBS, 71, Culver, died unexpectedly at 4 p.m. Thursday at a farm owned by him and his brothers at Rt. 1, Monterey.

He was born Sept. 16, 1910 at Beaverton, Mich., to Frank L. and Dorabelle WOLFE STUBBS.  He was a retired farmer and a World War II veteran. serving with the U.S. Army in Europe.  He also was a member of the Zion Gospel Chapel, Kewanna.

Surviving are two brothers, Ivan and Carl [STUBBS], both of Culver; three sisters, Glendolyn DeMONT, Bremen; Mattie BARTH, Mishawaka; and Loretta BRADWAY, Akron.  Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.

Services will b e at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery, near Kewanna.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saurday.
Saturday, April 17, 1982

 

Margsret E. Guinn

Margaret Eileen GUINN, 60, Denver, died Friday at her home.

She was born June 14, 1921, in Richland Township, Miami County, to Albert M. and Mable C. MILLER ROBBINS.  She was married Nov. 14, 1954, in Miami County to Gerry A. GUINN; he survives.  She was a member of the Denver United Methodist Church.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Francis HUBER, and Roselyn CLARK, both of Peru.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. John MISHLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Clayton E. Moon

Clayton E. MOON, 68, Culver, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday at Blake Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla., following a three-week illness.

He was a retired teacher with the Culver Community Schools.

Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Monday, April 19, 1982

 

Earl V. Davis

Earl V. DAVIS, 71, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday in Grace Village Health Care Center in Warsaw.  He had been ill for several years.

He was born Aug. 4, 1910 in Fulton County to Charles and Myrtle BEMENDERFER DAVIS.  He was a retired farmer.  He was married to E. Ruth POWERS on July 16, 1933; she survives.

Also surviving are a son, Devon [DAVIS], Flint, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. James (Diane) BITTING, Warsaw, and Mrs. Joe (Linda) SHIVELY, Charleston, W. Va.; two brothers, Harry [DAVIS], Silver Lake, and Emery “Ike” [DAVIS], Mentone; two sisters, Pearl HORN, Mentone, and Mrs. Earl (Orpha) LEEDY, Warsaw; and five grandchildren.

Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Charles L. BLOOMER officiating.  Burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Carrie L. Henderson

Carrie L. HENDERSON, 96, formerly of 410 Main St., died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had been a resident the past seven years.

She was born June 24, 1885 at Richland Center to Samuel and Elvira MUDGE BRINEY.  She lived her entire life in Fulton County.  She married John HENDERSON in 1902; he died in 1920.  She was a retired seamstress.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Donald (Izzie) HENDERSON, Rochester; a grandson, Tad HENDERSON, Leo; a granddaughter, Mary MUNCIE, Bremen; four great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday 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 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the services on Wednesday.
Everett G. Jeffers

Everett G. “Ted” JEFFERS, 70, of 405 Maple St., Argos, died at 10:07 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital following a 10-day illness.

He was born near Peru on January 22, 1912 and had lived in Argos for 30 years, moving there from Bunker Hill.  He married Mildred LOGAN at Bunker Hill on June 16, 1937; she died Nov. 26, 1971.  He was a retired employee of the Nickel Plate Railroad and a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lynn (Barbara) HARLEY, Argos, and Mrs. Arthur (Janet) HAAS, Warsaw; six grandchildren; five sisters, Cora EVANS and Ada BANNER, both of Peru; Ersie ARMSTRONG, Greentown; Elsie ARMSTRONG, Kokomo; and Ethel CARDWELL, Tipton; and a brother, Harry JEFFERS, Georgia.  Six brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with Bishops Don ALLRED and Arthur HAAS officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the services on Wednesday.

 

Clayton E. Moon

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver for Clayton E. MOON, 68, 515 West Jefferson St., Culv er, who died at 12:50 p.m. Friday at Blake Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.  He had been ill for three weeks.

He was born May 29, 1913 in Clay County, Indiana to Marshall and Bertha STINSON MOON.  He had lived in Culver the past 15 years, moving there from Logansport.  He married Janet DOUGLASS at Marion on April 22, 1966;  she survives.  He was a retired music instructor from Culver Community High School following a 43-year career.  He graduated from the Indiana University School of Music in 1936 and had taught at Bunker Hill for 21 years and at Lewis Cass for three years before moving to Culver.  He was a member of he Wesley United Methodist Church of Culver and the Culver Lions Club.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Cheryl) CALDWELL, Bunker Hill, and Mrs. Gene (Sue) LAWSON, Peru; two sons, Ted MOON, Peru, and Dee MOON, Bowling Green, Ind.; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Earl SHARP will officiate the services and burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Tuesday, April 20, 1982

 

Deane E. Walker

Plymouth, Ind. - Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the JohnsonFuneral Home for Deane E. WALKER, 89, former Indiana superintendent of public instruction who died Sunday morning in the Pilgrim Manor nursing home here.

A native of Plymouth, he was elected public instruction superintendent in 1948 and served a four-year term.  He was Marshall County superintendent of schools for 23 years.  He also was a member of the Indiana Highway Commission from 1953-57 and was vice-president of the State Exchange Bank at Plymouth from 1957-68.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery here.
Bertha E. Puterbaugh

Bertha E. PUTERBAUGH, 95, formerly of Rt. 2, Argos, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw following a one-month illness.

She was born near Bourbon on Feb. 13, 1887 to Asa and Loemma GROSS ROOSE.  She married Heber H. PUTERBAUGH on Dec. 25, 1905 in Walnut Township of Marshall County; he died in 1941.  She lived most of her life near Argos and was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Neva GROSSMAN, Rt. 2, Argos and Evelyn HUGHES, Rt. 1, Argos; a son, Glenn PUTERBAUGH, Rt. 2, Rochester; ten grandchildren; twenty-six gret-grandchildren; twenty-three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Fern NELLANS, Argos; and a foster brother, Thurlow K. RICHTER, Plymouth.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday 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 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the services on Thursday.

 

Wednesday, April 21, 1982

 

Charles M. Lukens

Charles M. LUKENS, 84, Rt. 4, North Manchester, died at 8 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Roann on Aug. 8, 1898 to George and Bertha MORRETT LUKENS.  He was retired from farming.

Surviving are two daughters, Audrey FISCEL, Logansport, and Mary Esther ZOLMAN, Warsaw; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

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

 

Thursday, April 22, 1982

 

Mary Conley

Mary CONLEY, 77, of 1103 Park Street, died at her residence at 9 p.m. Wednesday following an illness of several weeks.

She was born Feb. 18, 1905 in Salyersville, Ky. to Mason and Sarah PENIX CONLEY.  She lived here the past 40 years, coming here from Kentucky.

She is survived by two sisters, Martha CONLEY, Rocheter; and Cynthia BLANTON, Salyersville, Ky.; several nieces and nephews.  A son, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rocheter with the Rev. Don MILLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today.
Anna Pearson

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Spindler-Koelling Chapel at Chicago Heights, Ill., foir Anna PEARSON, formerly of Rt. 7, Rochester, who died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been a resident of the Rochester Nursing Home.

She is survived by a daughter, Alice SANDREY of Homewood, Ill.; and a granddaughter, Marcia SIEVERS, Miami, Fla.

Burial will be in the Homewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Homewood, Ill.  Foster & Good Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

 

Friday, April 23, 1982

 

Marge M. Sasser

Marge M. [SASSER], 58, Salt Springs, Fla., died Wednesday at her home.

She was born in 1923 to Wilber and Thelma [MORRETT].

Surviving are the husband, Paul [SASSER]; two daughters, Pat HOFFMAN SWARTZ, Bicknell, Ind., and Donna HOFFMAN GROGG, Warsaw; two sons, Hal HOFFMAN, and Todd HOFFMAN, both of Claypool; a sister, Mildred HINES, North Manchester; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Akron Cemetery with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  arrangements are in charge of Sheetz Funeral Home of Akron.

 

Earl H. Gerrick

Earl Herbert GERRICK, 77, Rt. 7 (Caywood’s Lakeshore Court), Rochester, died at 4:15 a.m. today at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.  He had been a patient at the hospital for six days and in failing health for two years.

He was born Sept. 25, 1904 in Newton County, Ind., to William and Manie MILLER GERRICK.  He lived here the past seven years, coming here from North Fort Myers, Fla.  Prior to moving to Florida he lived at Peru.  He married Edith Elma EASTERDAY in February 1926; she died in 1968.  He was a retired brakeman for the C&O Railroad at Peru.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. William (Betty Jean) PARKER, Plainfield; Mary Louise STARR, San Antonio, Texas; and Mrs. Steven (Shirley Ann) CORRELL, Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Katherine) BRUBAKER, North Manchester; and Arlyne GREEN, LaPorte; two brothers, Walter [GERRICK], Rt. 7, Rochester; and Harold [GERRICK], LaPorte.  His wife, parents and a brother preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Saturday, April 24, 1982

 

Earl H. Gerrick

Services for Earl Herbert GERRICK, 77, Rt. 7 (Caywood’s Lakeshore Court), Rochester, who died at 4:15 a.m. Friday in Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Monday.
Monday, April 26, 1982

 

C. Lee Jennings

C. Lee JENNINGS, 51, Rt. 6, Rochester (West Eighth Street), recipient of the 1976 Rochester Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award for “his total involvement in the community,” died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been in failing health for six months.

Jennings, who came to Rochester 19 years ago from Muskegon, Mich., as an employee of Sealed Power Corp., was a major force in the Fulton County Players amateur theatre group as actor, director, board member and set designer.

He helped inaugurate the Fulton County Round Barn Festival as an active member of the Fulton County Art Colony and directed the Round Barn Cabaret that was an annual feature of the RBF until last year.  He also drew the sketches for the RBF coloring book and provided the unique illustrations for the Chamber of Commerce promotional brochure about Rochester.

Jennings was a former member of the Fulton County Family Y Board of Directors, was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Born in Chicago Aug. 16, 1930, he was the son of Chester and Esther RICKEL JENNINGS.  He was married in Muskegon on Oct. 16, 1954 to Beverly MECHER, who survives.  An employee of Sealed Power for 26 years, he was production control engineer in the Rochester plant at the time of his death.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Wenty JENNINGS, at home; Mrs. James (Lisa) BRUDER and Mrs. Charles (Katie) MILLER, both of Rochester; three sons, Christopher [JENNINGS], at home; Michael [JENNINGS], Great Lakes, Ill., with the U.S. Navy, and Brian [JENNINGS], Rochester; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Virginia) SMITH, Fort Wayne; a brother, James [JENNINGS], Burbank, Ill.; and the step-father, John E. McGINNIS, Cody, Wyo.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, where friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Friends also may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.  Memorials other than flowers can be made to the Fulton county Players.

 

Tuesday, April 27, 1982

 

C. Lee Jennings

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church for C. Lee JENNINGS, 51, Rt. 6, Rochester, who died Sunday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Marie Messer

Marie MESSER, 70, Delong, died at 3:56 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks.

She was born Nov. 16, 1911 in Moorehead, Ky., to Charlie and Martha JOHNSON.  She lived in Fulton County the past 24 years, moving here from Kentucky.  She was married to Everett B. MESSER; he died March 26, 1977.

She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Thurman (Ina) HAMM, Delong; Mrs. Junior (Mary) JESSIE, Olive Hill, Ky.; Mrs. Hays (Phyllis) PENCE, Maiplick, Ky.; Mrs. Alonzo (Virginia) McGLONE, Ewing, Ky.; Mrs. Elmo (Janie) DRAKE, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Junior (Minerva) MILEY, Bremen; and Mrs. Robert (Sandy) THOMPSON, Delong; three sons, James MESSER, Knox; Emmitt MESSER, Akron; and Everett SPENCER Jr., Delong.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lain Funeral Home at Moorehead, Ky., with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Bowen Chapel Cemetery in Carter County, Ky., 60 miles east of Lexington.  Foster & Good Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

 

Allen D. Rice

Allen D. RICE, 65, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Monday at his home.

He was born June 21, 1916 at Rensselaer to Alfred M. and Rose Anna CARR RICE.  He had lived in Rochester since 1972, moving here from Culver.  He was married Jan. 3, 1953 at LaPorte to Anna Mae ALTHEIDE; she survives.  He was owner of Al Rice Insurance Agency and a member of the Professional Insurance Agents, Manitou Moose Lodge, Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge, and the Fulton County Coon Hunters Association.

Surviving with his wife are several nieces and nephews.  A brother, Alfred [RICE], preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Clarence HIATT officiating the services.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the services Thursday.

 

Don G. Leavell

Don G. LEAVELL, 36, Tucson, Ariz., died at his residence at 11:35 p.m. Sunday following a five-month illness.

He was born Aug. 6, 1945 in Twelve Mile to Donald “Pete” and Goldys JONES LEAVELL.  He had been a teacher in the Tucson, Ariz., School System the past 13 years.

He is survived by his parents; his wife, Donna GARLAND LEAVELL; a daughter, Lisa Jean [LEAVELL]; two brothers, Micky B. LEAVELL, Jackson, Miss.; and David LEAVELL,  Rt. 1, Rochester a sister, Betty Kay YEAKLEY, Monroe, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.  Many cousins, aunts and uncles in the Rochester and Fulton area also survive.

Services were held in Arizona today and cremation was to follow.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.
Wednesday, April 28, 1982

 

Dr. Donn Doten

Word has been received in the death of Dr. Donn DOTEN of Ann Arbor, Mich., twin brother of Marne DYER of Rochester.  A United Methodist minister, Dr. Doten died last Wednesday night in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital at Ann Arbor.

Dr. Doten was editor of the Michigan Christian Advocate, official publication of Michigan United Methodists.  He had served pastorates at several churches in Michigan after receiving his divinity degree from Garrett Theological Seminary in 1947.

Dr. Doten was part of a 70-person U.S. observation team that traveled to Bangladesh in 1972 and also took part in church mission assignments in South American and Alaska.  He was particularly active in church work to relieve world hunger.

An avid photographer, Dr. Doten frequently gave illustrated lectures.  He was a former Michigan Kiwanis Club governor.

Survivors besides Mrs. Dyer include the wife, father, a son, a daughter, two grandchilren and another sister.

 

 

Thursday, April 29, 1982

 

Arnold A. Shufelt Sr.

Arnold A. SHUFELT Sr., 51, of 521 N. Michigan St., Argos, died unexpectedly of natural causes Tuesday morning at Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was a truck driver for Creighton Brothers of Atwood and bcame ill while preparing to unload a truck.

He was born Feb. 3, 1931 in Lowell, Vt., and had lived in Argos the past seven years, moving there from Northford, Conn.  He married Vanessa STONE in Orleans, Vt. on March 4, 1951; she survives.  He was a veteran of the Korean conflict.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Vanessa Lynn [SHUFELT], at home; five sons, Elwin [SHUFELT], Nashua, N.H.; Arnold  Jr., Michael, Mark and Matt [SHUFELT], all at home; three sisters and two brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  The remains will then be sent to Orleans, Vt. for services and burial will be in Lowell, Vt.

 

Friday, April 30, 1982

 

Walter Morris

Word has been received of the death of Walter “Fat” MORRIS, 86, Mishawaka, who died at 9 a.m. Monday at South Bend St. Joseph’s Medical Center ollowing a brief illness.

He was born in Fulton County on July 2, 1895 to Monroe and Amanda WHITTENBERGER MORRIS and was brought up in the Gilead-Akron-Roann area.  He married Minnie MAIER LEHR on July 13, 1935 in Auburn; she survives.  He retired in 1965 after 23 years of employment at the Ball Band Uniroyal Company of Mishawaka and had previously worked for the A.A. Gast Construction Company when Main Street in South Bend was built in 1926.  He also was a charter member of the American Legion Post in Akron.

Surviving with the wife are a step-son, Robert E. LEHR, Lakeville; a brother, Robert MORRIS, Lapaz; five grandchildren, and six great-granchildren.


 

Services were conducted at the Hahn’s-DeVoss Funeral Home in Mishawaka and burial was in the Bremen Cemetery.

 

Fred W. Lesley

Fred Wilson LESLEY, 50, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 3:17 p.m. Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.

He was born March 7, 1932 in Mexico to Walter E. and Carlotta May KOTTERMAN LESLEY.  He married Claris Ann TRYOR on June 27, 1961; she survives.  He was employed by the Olin Corporation, was a Korean War veteran and a member of the Mexico First Brethren Church.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Daniel L. and Brad W. LESLEY, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Timothy (Tamera) OFFUTT, Denver; a granddaugher; two sisters, Joyce KEYS, Mexico, and Juel MONGOSA, Rt. 1, Denver; three brothers, William E. LESLEY, Mexico; Ed LESLEY, Rt. 1, Macy, and Roy NICODEMUS, Wabash; his father and step-mother, Marlee LESLEY, Mexico.  His mother preceded him in death.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Mexico First Brethren Church with Rev. Gerald ZOOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, and at the church an hour prior to services Monday.

 

Nellie O. Bean

Nellie Ola BEAN, 83, Rt. 5, Logansport, died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, June LOWE, Rt. 2, Macy.

She was born in White County on March 19, 1899 to Charles and Lillie GRIEST AZBELL.  She married Schuyler “John” BEAN on March 16, 1919 at Twelve Mile; he survives.  She was a member of the Hoover Community Church at Hoover.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Mrs. LeRoy (Luella) BEISWANGER, Rt. 1, Kendallville; Mrs. Voris (June) LOWE, Rt. 2, Macy; and Mrs. Billy Joe (Marybelle) BELL, Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, Ray [BEAN], Idaville, and William [BEAN], Rt. 2, Macy; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Letta BERRYMAN, Peru; Della APPLEGATE, Hoover; Ida WALLACE, Loganspot, and Christina ROUCH, Fulton; three brothers, Clinton AZBELL, Peru; Wright AZBELL, Logansport, and Henry AZBELL, Tucson, Ariz.  Four sons, a grandson, a great-grandson, a sister and three brothers preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Bruce RUSSELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Memorials may be made to the Hoover Community Church.

 

Saturday, May 1, 1982

 

Nellie O. Bean

Services for Nellie Ola BEAN, 83, Logansport, who died at the home of her daughter Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Bruce RUSSELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Hoover Community Church.
Nora Clemans

Nora “Betty” CLEMANS, 63, of 1126 Washington St., died at 4 p.m. Friday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been a patient for three weeks.

She was born Nov. 14, 1918 in Mishawaka to LeRoy and Hazel DORAN and had lived most of her life in the Rochester and Mentone areas.  She was married July 18, 1943 in Plymouth to H. Dwight CLEMANS, who survives.  She had been employed by the Fulton County ASCS office for 17 years and at The Rochester Sentinel for several years prior to her retirement.  She was a member of the Rochester church of Christ.

Also surviving are a daughter, Debbie CLEMANS, West Palm Beach, Fla; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Emma) GIRTEN, West Palm Beach; and two brothers, Adrian and John DORAN, both of North Naples, Fla.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Pastor James R. DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Monday.

 

Monday, May 3, 1982

 

Welland Zehner

Welland ZEHNER, 78, Bremen, formerly of Plymouth and Argos, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday at Bremen Community Hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Ruth E. Ringer

Services for Ruth E. RINGER, 75, Riverview, Fla., and formerly of Rt. 2, Argos, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.  She died suddenly Friday evening at the Bradenton Community Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and            7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

George Fahl

George Edward FAHL, 64, Denver, died at 7 o’clock this morning at his residence.

He was born June 19, 1917 in Mexico, Ind. to George F. and Annis BABER FAHL.  He married Rosemary E. MURPHY Feb. 25, 1939 in Plymouth; she survives.  He retired in June 1981 as manager of the Glazier Furniture Company, Peru., and then worked there pat-time.  He was a member of the Denver Baptist Church, the Mexico Masonic Lodge, the Vashti Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star where he was also a Past Patron, the Sottish Rite of Fort Wayne and the Denver Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving are a daughter, Sonna L. SMITH, Indianapolis; a son, Stanley G. FAHL, Fort Wayne five grandchildren; three sisters, Edith NELSON, Alexandria; Lucile HOWARD, Denver, and Edna CAMPBELL, Denver; and a brother, Eldon FAHL, Denver.  A sister and a brother prceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever Rest Park in Cass County.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 4, 1982

 

Ruth E. Ringer

Ruth E. RINGER, 75, Riverview, Fla., and formerly of Rt. 2, Argos, died suddenly Friday evening at Bradenton Community Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.

She was born Sept. 19, 1906 at South Whitley to Tracy and Lillie FORBES DOWDY and lived most of her life in Green Township of Marshall County.  She married Roy RINGER in Plymouth on Dec. 19, 1928; he survives.

Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Lura) HOLDERMAN, Rt. 2, Argos; a son, Wayne RINGER, Niles, Mich., fourteen grandchildren and five great-granddaughters.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Don GRANDLINARD officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the services Thursday.

 

Welland Zehner

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos for Welland ZEHNER, 78, Bremen, and formerly of Plymouth and Argos, who died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday at the Bremen Community Hospital.  He had been a patient at the hospital for three weeks.

He was born Aug. 17, 1903 in Green Township, near Argos, to Simon and Mina ZUMBAUGH ZEHNER.  He was a Bremen resident the past 15 years, moving there from Plymouth.  He married Fayetta HOSTETLER in South Bend on Sept. 26, 1926; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and former employee of Bornman Products of Bremen.  He was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Gene ZEHNER, San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Milo [ZEHNER], Akron, Ohio.  A daughter, Evadean HOUIN, and brothers Orville and Henry [ZEHNER], preceded him in death.

The Rev. Earl D. OWEN will officiate the services and burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from      9 a.m.until the services Thursday.

 

Zola J. Dobson

Zola J. (HUFF) DOBSON, 89, Baltimore, Md., and a native of Argos, died Sunday at her home.

She was born Feb. 17, 1893 at Argos to Alfred and Louisa SWANK HUFF.  She graduated from Purdue University in 1917 with a bachelor’s degre in home economics.  She taught at Argos High School for several years before moving to Maryland.  Her husband, Joseph F. DOBSON died in July of 1962.  She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, D.A.R. Colonial Dames, and the Society of the War of 1812.

Surviving are a daughter, LouAnne RAYBURN, Rocky River, Ohio; a son, Joseph H. DOBSON, Timonium, Mrd.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Grossman Funeral Home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, May 5, 1982

 

Noble L. Nifong

Noble L. NIFONG, 83, of 304 N. Michigan St., Argos, died at 6:30 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, following a two-year illness.

He was born Aug. 25, 1898 near Inwood to John and Almira SELLERS NIFONG.  He was a retired farmer and had lived 18 years in his prsent home, moving from his farm home on  Rt. 4, Plymouth.  He was married Aug. 13, 1919 near Plymouth to Cora Alma STONE, who survives.  He was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Bretnren.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Gladys) SNYDER and Mrs. Jim (Betty) NOLIN, both of Argos; thre sons, Paul and Earl [NIFONG], both of Argos, and Burl [NIFONG], Bremen; nineteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Iva TROYER, South Bend; Mae WALTERHOUSE, Mishawaka, and Vera WHITE, Los Angeles; two brothers, Truman [NIFONG], Etna Green, and Cyrus [NIFONG], Plymouth.  Three daughters, Wilma, June and Dorothy [NIFONG], and a son, Fred [NIFONG], preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Plymouth Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Kenneth H. YINGST officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery northwest of Bourbon.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, and at the church for one hour before services.

 

Alice F. Sprecher

Alice Frances SPRECHER, 86, Delong, died at 4:36 a.m. today in the Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient one week.  She had been ill for one month.

Born Dec. 12, 1895 in Marshalltown, Iowa, she was the daughter of Charles and Lonie FORNEY PIERCE.  She had resided in the Delong area for 47 years, coming there from Chicago.  She was married Sept. 25, 1911 in Omaha, Neb. to John Phillip SPRECHER.  He died Nov. 7, 1977.  She was a fashion designer of doll’e clothes.

Surviving are a son, Benjamin Franklin SPRECHER, Spearfish, S.D.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith COULHAM, Omaha, and a brother, Edward PIERCE, Chicago.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Following cremation, interment will be in the family plot.  There will be no visitation.

 

Thursday, May 6, 1982

 

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Friday, May 7, 1982

 

Ethel Snapp

Services for Ethel SNAPP, 91, formerly of Monroe St., are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Mrs. Snapp died at 6:55 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had been a resident for three years.
Earl G. Goller

Earl G. GOLLER, 61, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 3:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill a number of years.

He was born July 11, 1920 in Castleton, N.D. to Fred and Jesena BERHANDS GOLLER and had lived in this area the past 11 years coming from Watseka, Ill.  He married Mardell K. KRUEGER Feb. 23, 1947 in Danforth, Ill.; she survives.  He was a retired carpenter.  He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Rochester; the VFW of Watseka; the Rochester American Legion, and was an Army veteran serving in the European Theater.  He also received the Purple Heart Award.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. William (Deborah) SHEETS, Rt. 1, Rochester; a son, David GOLLER, Rt. 1, Macy; two grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn STEMKE CLARK and Florence DEARTH, both of Watseka; a brother, Robert GOLLER, Winter Haven, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Rochester American Letion and VFW military graveside rites will be given.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral Home from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour prior to services.

 

Ruby Robbins

Ruby ROBBINS, 89, formerly of Argos, died at 7:20 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth following a lengthy illness.

She was born March 9, 1893 in Argos to Charles and Carrie EATON.  She was married Sept. 9, 1909 in Argos to Henry ROBBINS, who died June 7, 1944.  She had been employed at the former Kingsbury Ordnance Plant and the former Kelly Hospital in Argos.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

Surviving are a son, Edman [ROBBINS], Argos; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Mary VanDerWEELE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of services Monday.

 

Harley Anderson

Harley ANDERSON, 96, South Bend, died at 5?3 a.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

He was born July 11, 1885 in Fulton County to Harman and Linnie ANDERSON.  He married Edna WRIGHT of Tiosa May 24, 1919.  She died Sept. 26, 1945.  He later married Martha BOWERS who survives.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War I.  He was a former school teacher in Fulton County and retired from Sibley’s Machine Shop in South Bend.

Also surviving is a sister, Ona HEDRICK, Rochester.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Sturday in the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, South Bend.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 o’clock tonight.
Saturday, May 8, 1982

 

Ethel Snapp

Services for Ethel SNAPP, 91, formerly of Monroe Street, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  She died at 6:55 a.m. Friday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had resided the past three years.

She was born Aug. 24, 1891, in Macy, to Frank and Emma ALSPACH BLACK.  She had resided most of her life in this area.  She was a graduate of Rochester Normal University and she was a retired schoolteacher.  She had owned and operated Snapp’s Grocery on East Ninth Street.  She was a member of the First Baptist church, where she had taught Sunday School, a member of the DAR, OES, and worked as a gray lady at Woodlawn Hospital a number of years.

Surviving are two nieces, Ruth BERNARD, Cleveland, Ohio; and Marie MYERS, Chili; two nephews, Dale WAGONER, Rochester, and Orville PAUL, Murphy, N.C.  Two sisters preceded in death.

The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN will officiate the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from      9 a.m. until the services Monday.

 

Monday, May 10, 1982

 

Clara E. Condon

Clara Ellen CONDON, 65, Peru, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday in the Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Howard County July 19, 1916 to Thurman and Bessie Viola FOUTCH HUNTER.  She married Loren CONDON Feb. 10, 1937 in Perrysburg; he survives.  She was employed by he Senger Company of Peru and retired in 1979 from the Sherrill Corporation, Mexico.  She was a member of the Mexico Chuch of the Brethren.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Larry Allen CONDON, Peru; a daugher, Karen SCOTT, Peru; four granddaughters, and two sisters, Mary COONEY, Kokomo, and Orville HALFORD, Kirklin.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Mexico church of the Brethren with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexoco.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, after 2 p.m. today and one hour prior to the services at the church.

 

Tuesday, May 11, 1982

 

Bryant K. Foy

State police divers found a body believed to be that of Bryant K. FOY, 20, of Illinois, at 10:35 a.m. today, ending a two-day search in waters from five to 30-feet deep at the north end of Lake Manitou.

The body was found in 20 feet of water about 700 feet in front of Raker’s Porthole Marina on the lake’s north shoreline.  Foy was reported missing at 2:19 p.m. Monday and police had searched for the body until dusk and returned to the scene at 8 a.m. today.

Five divers were in the water this morning and the Rochester Fire Department was dragging the area with a boat donated by Rsaker’s.  Troopers Paul RAYLE of the Peru post and Denny NAVARRE of the Bremen post had entered the water along with Detective Bruce BAKER


of the Fulton County Police Department 14 minutes before discovering the body today.  Indiana Conservation officers Steve WILLIAMS and Lyle ENYEART began diving at 8 a.m. today.

Foy had accompanied John and Debbie MOORE, Rt. 7, Rochester, and Fred WEBB and Helen MURPHY, both of Akron, on a pontoon Monday afternoon, police said.  He apparently had been swimming and began to struggle in the water before going under, Baker said.

The drowning is the first in Lake Manitou since Jan. 16, 1975, when Steve MINARIK, of Rochester, died after his snowmobile went through the ice near the location of Monday’s drowning.  The last drowning in Fulton County occurred July 17, 1981, when Dr. Larry D. COLLINS, Halifax, Nova Scotia, drowned in a gravel pit between County Roads 600 and 650 West, south of Indiana 14.

Seven Indiana Conservation officers from District 1 assisted at the scene today, Baker said.  Besides the divers, Richard EURIT, Larry MORRIS, James KENDALL, Kenneth WADE and Lynn RIGGS were at the scene.  Sheriff Robert NEWGENT and state police Det. Don SMITH were working on the investigation today with Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD.

Baker said that Raker’s Marina was very helpful with the search by providing boats and places for the divers to change.

 

Charley Artist

Charley ARTIST, 94, formerly of Rt. 4, (Burton community) Rochester, died at 6:35 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been admitted seven hours earlier.  He had been a resident of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for the past four years.

He was born June 2, 1887 in Pulaski County to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin ARTIST and had lived his entire life in th Fulton and Pulaski counties.  He married Dorothy Faye IMEL Nov. 11, 1925 in Pulaski County; she died Oct. 13, 1977.  He was a retird farmer.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carroll (Delcia) DeGROFF, South Bend, and Opal COLEMAN, Rochester; two sons, Francis [ARTIST), Chicago, and Cletus [ARTIST], Rt. 4, Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Leo (Grace) VanVACTOR, Marion, and several nieces and nephews.  Two grandsons preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Loyd MITCHELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 14 miles west of Rochester.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from     9 a.m. until the time of services on Thursday.

 

Peter Blue

Peter BLUE, 85, Mentone, died at 10:33 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home after being in failing health for several years.

He was born Oct. 27, 1897 in Mentone to James and Ida BREWER BLUE and was a lifetime resident of Mentone.  He was married April 25, 1917 in Fulton County to Mary Lena BUSENBURG, who died in 1979.  He was retired from the McKinley Lumber Yard.  He was a member of the Mentone First Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Donald [BLUE], Elkhart, and the Rev. Royal BLUE, Rdding, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Jeanette) BAKER, Bourbon; Mrs. Jack (Phyllis) SLAYBAUGH, Warsaw, and Mrs. Dean (Jeannine) NELLANS Jr.., Mentone; two brothers, Tom [BLUE], Mentone, and Lee [BLUE], Plymouth; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. Norman McVAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Wednesday, May 12, 1982

 

Bryant K. Foy

Funeral services for Bryant K. FOY, 20, Chicago, Monday’s drowning victim in Lake Manitou, will be Friday at the Holt Funeral Home in Chicago.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Thursday, May 13, 1982

 

Robert E. Truitt

Robert E. TRUITT, owner of Truitt Shoes, 726 Main St., which he started on Aug. 25, 1961, died of cancer at 6:50 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital following an illness of 18 months.  He was 62 years old.

Mr. Truitt opened his store in quarters formerly occupied by the Miller-Jones Shoe Store Co., for which he had been employed for 15 years - eight as manager of the Peru outlet and seven as a district supervisor.

A past dirctor of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Truitt for 17 years was co-chairman with Ernest BAXTER of the Off-Street Parking Committee of the Chamber which was primarily rsponsible for the off-street parking areas of the downtown area.

Born Oct. 10, 1919 in Peru, he was the son of Charles and Bessie KARNS TRUITT.  He was married Oct. 14, 1944 in San Diego, Calif., to Dorothy NIELSON, who survives.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Win-a-Couple Class of the church and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and was a past president of the Peru Lions Club.  He attended Ball State University and served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II before coming to Rocheter.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. John (Sharon) KARN, Rochester, and Mrs. Bobbie VAURHYTE, Knoxville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Scott and Gretchen Lynn KARN; and a brother, William [TRUITT], of Peru.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.  The store will be closed all day Saturday.
Friday, May 14, 1982

 

Harley O. Redinger

Harley O. REDINGER, 78, Warsaw, died at 2:35 a.m. today at Kosciusko County Community Hospital.  He had been in failing health the past year.

He was born in Marshall County on Oct. 20, 1903 to Charles and Mary RIDENOUH REDINGER and lived most of his life in the Warsaw area.  He married Lucille FLETCHER in 1928; she died in 1962.  He married Augusta FIFER in 1963; she survives.  He was a retired contractor and a member of the First Brethren Church of Warsaw.

Surviving with his wife are a step-son, Russel FIFER Jr., Warsaw; a sister, Raethel LORD, Fort Wayne; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  His first wife, five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the McHatton-Wyman Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Kenneth HUNN officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, May 15, 1982

 

Freida L. Zeller

Freida L. ZELLER, 59, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, where she had been a patient for several weeks.  She had been in failing health for 1 1/2 years.

She was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Fulton County to Oliver A. and Fern T. RUSH BRYANT.  She had lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was married Oct. 26, 1941 in Rochester to Lester W. ZELLER; he survives.  She was a member of the First Baptist church and Home Circle Club.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Nancy) BOWMAN, Garrett, and Mrs. Charles (Joyce) SKINNER, Peru; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Don (Donna) LONG, Perrysburg, Ohio; and two brothers, Audra BRYANT, Rochester, and Milo D. BRYANT, Louisville, Ky.  The parents and a sister, Catherine HOGE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Monday.

 

Monday, May 17, 1982

 

John W. Cinninger

John W. CINNINGER, 75, formerly of Rt. 1, Argos and recently a resident of Shady Rest Nursing Home in Plymouth, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth, where he had been a patient for one week.

He was born July 25, 1906 near Warsaw to Charles and Bertha AUMSBAUGH CINNINGER.  For many years he lived with his sister, Mrs. Jeanette LEWIS of Argos, who survives.  Also surviving are eight nieces and nephews.  A sister, Carolyn FIFE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery near Warsaw.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until time of services Tuesday.
Phyllis L. Meyer

Phyllis L. MEYER of Bourbon, after whom the Fulton Branch of the Fulton County Library is named, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at her daughter’s home in Bourbon following a two-year illness.  She was 89 years of age.

Mrs. Meyer had been librarian of the Fulton Branch for 46 years, retiring in 1971.  She and her husband donated the land on which the branch is located and the branch was named in her honor upon her retirement.

Born July 7, 1893 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Louis and Lottie LACEY FELDER and had resided most of her life in Fulton.  She was married Nov. 14, 1911 in Rochester to Charles C. “Chance” MEYER, who died Aug. 2, 1973.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church and had been very active in the Women’s Missionary Society of the church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vactor (Margaret) CONNELL, Bourbon; two granddaughters, Mrs. Walter (Cindy) DAVIS, South Bend, and Mrs. Craig (Mary) BENNETT, Kokomo; five great-grandchildrn; and five step-great-grandchildren.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edwin McCLARNON officiating, assisted by the Rev. John LOUTHAIN.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call on Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday until     11 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton, and also at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Women’s Missionary Society of the church.

 

Marie Wideman

Marie WIDEMAN, 68, of 310 Pontiac St., died at 6:30 a.m. today in the Mason Health Care Center in Warsaw.  She had been seriously ill for three months.

She was born Dec. 18, 1914 northwest of Akron to Elmer and Lola KINDIG WIDEMAN and had resided most of her life in Fulton County except for 25 years in Chicago.  She had been employed in the composing room of The Rochester Sentinel from 1970-78.  She had been active in the Fulton County Historical Society.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Ruth) LEININGER, Winona Lake; a half-sister, Valura BRYANT, Phoenix, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Russell [WIDEMAN], died five years ago.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from        2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Charles Slaybaugh

Charles SLAYBAUGH, 79, South Bend, formerly of Fulton County, died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday in a South Bend convalescent home following a lengthy illness.

He was born April 21, 1903 to John and Beatrice SLAYBAUGH of Fulton.  He was married in 1924 in South Bend to Helen SIMON, who died Sept. 15, 1971.

Surviving are a son, Richard [SLAYBAUGH], South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Delores) NOWAK and Mrs. Vaughn (Gertrude) MORLOCK, both of South Bend; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Olive) STANDIFORD, Akron, and Mrs. Howard (Betty) REX, Albion; and nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday in the St. Joseph Funeral Home Chapel at South Bend and burial was in the St. Joseph Cemetery at South Bend.


 

Tuesday, May 18, 1982

 

Celia Rookstool

Celia ROOKSTOOL, 93, of Hamilton Grove Village in New Carlisle and formerly of 420 W. Fourth St., died at 6:55 p.m. Monday at Hamilton Grove Village where she had resided the past with years.  She had been in failing health for a number of years.

She was born Jan. 28, 1889 in Akron to Frank and Roda LEECH BRADWAY and lived most of her life in Fulton County except the past 17 years when she lived in South Bend.  She married Clayton ROOKSTOOL on June 1, 1912 in South Bend; he died in 1953.  She was a member of the Church of God of Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Bernice) BITTERLING, Rt. 3, Rochester; a son, Kenneth L. ROOKSTOOL, Rt. 3, Rochester; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  A daughter, a son, five sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral home with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery in South Bend.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the services Thursday.

 

Preston Blackwell

Preston BLACKWELL, 65, of 345 S. 58th St., Mesa, Ariz., died Sunday evening in Mesa Lutheran Hospital.  He had been ill for several years.

A native of Indiana, he and his wife moved to Mesa in 1946 from Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was a 32nd Degree Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Louella KLINKHAMER BLACKWELL; a daughter, Patricia MAGEE, of Nebraska; two sons, James [BLACKWELL], of Missouri, and Richard [BLACKWELL], of Ohio; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.  Preceding in death were the parents and a brother.

Cremation and private services were conducted.  The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Handling arrangements was the Larry C. Melcher Mortuary, 6625 E. Apache Trail, Mesa.

 

Wednesday, May 19, 1982

 

Floyd G. Hite

Floyd G. HITE, 87, Rt. 2, Argos, died unexpectedly at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday at his home following a two-year illness.

He was born Dec. 6, 1894 at his present home to Emery and Estes GRANT HITE and had resided most of his live in Marshall County except for a few years in South Bend.  He was a retired farmer and employee of Kingsbury Ordnance Plant at LaPorte.  He was married Dec. 14, 1932 to Edith PHEBUS, who died Sept. 13, 1969.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Joanna) BAUMGART, Rt. 2, Argos, and Mrs. Doyne (Shirley) SNIDER, Argos; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a foster-sister, Effie McFARLAND, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday.
Thursday, May 20, 1982

 

Isaac “Ike” Holmes

Isaac “Ike” HOLMES, 82, of 118 E. 10th St., died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home.

He was born Dec. 9, 1899 northeast of Akron to Clinton and Laura COPLEN HOLMES, and lived most of his life in the Akron and Rochester commnities.  He was married in Rochester in June 1926 to Mable BRUBAKER; she died in August of 1958.  He was a retired plumber and once owned and operated the Holmes Plumbing business in Rochester.  He was a 50-year member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are a son, Robert HOLMES, Simi Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren; a sister, Phianna TAYLOR, South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday.  The Rochester Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, May 21, 1982

 

Betty I. Shortz

Betty Irene SHORTZ, 53, of 117 W. Third St., died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient since Tuesday.  She had been ill for three weeks.

She was born June 3, 1928 in Mason, Mich., to Ralph and Eva STARNER SMITH.  She lived most of her life in this area.  She was employed by Topps Manufacturing of Rochester and attended the First Church of God in Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Susan SHORTZ, Rochester; three sons, Ronald D. HARRELL and James Lee HARRELL, both of Kokomo; and Steven HARRELL, Rochester; six grandchildren; her mother; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Mary) KEELE, Argos; and two brothers, Robert L. SMITH, Rochetr; and Jerry D. SMITH, Florence, S.C.  Her father and a sister preceded in death.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from        3 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. until the services.

 

Alta S. Miller

Alta S. MILLER, 85, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at her home.

She was born Dec. 18, 1896 in Ridgeville, Ind., to William B. and Pearl COOK STARR.  She married Charles Alvin MILLER on Jan. 26, 1924; he died May 28, 1970.   She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kewanna and Secretary-Treasurer of the Women’s Missionary Union of the church.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Wayne Starr MILLER, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Theresa MILLER, Beech Grove; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three sisters, Lorena STARR JOHNSON, Culver; Catherine STARR HUBENY, Kewanna, and Mildred STARR MASON, Muncie.  Four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Kewanna with Pastor Michael KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna after 4 p.m. today and at the church an hour prior to services Saturday.


 

Saturday, May 22, 1982

 

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Monday, May 24, 1982

 

Helen M. Grosvenor

Helen M. GROSVENOR, 76, Rt. 2, Argos, died unexpectedly at 11:15 p.m. Saturday at her home.

She was born Jan. 26, 1906 in Bourbon to Edwin and Gertrude REED BELL.  She was graduated from Manchester College in 1927 and taught school at Etna Green and North Judson until her marriage March 14, 1941 at Inwood to Leonard GROSVENOR, who died Jan. 2, 1973.  She had resided at her present home for 12 years, moving from the Bethel community near Bourbon.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church and the Hi-Neighbors Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Mary Ruth) LOCKE, Woodhull, Ill.; a son, Phillip R. [GROSVENOR], Rt. 2, Argos; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a brother, Howard BELL, Bourbon; a foster-sister, Marian HAAB, Milford; and a foster-brother, Hugh REED, in Michigan.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Revs. Deborah N. HALL and Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery southwest of Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from       9 a.m. until time of services Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Gideons Bible Fund or the Cancer Society of Marshall County.

 

Albert E. Phillips

Albert Eugene PHILLIPS, 68, Rt. 2, (Mt. Zion Community), Rochester, died at       2:15 p.m. Saturday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been in ill health the past nine months.

He was born Oct. 28, 1913 near Noblesville to Bert C. and Flora ROQUET PHILLIPS and had lived here the past 20 years, coming here from Anderson.  He married Margaret Julia BRASHER in July 1, 1938 in Anderson; she died Aug. 18, 1981.  He was a retired employee of Safway Steel Producs of Rochester.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary PHILLIPS, Indianapolis.  A son, Kenneth [PHILLIPS], preceded in death on May 3, 1976.

Services will be at 10:30 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 3 to 9 p.m.Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the services Wednesday.
Tuesday, May 25, 1982

 

Verlie Mackey

Mrs. Verlie MACKEY, 66, Plymouth, died at 7:50 p.m. Monday at Ridgedale Nursing Home, South Bend.  She had been ill for 18 months.

She was born Nov. 10, 1915 in Deerlick, Ky., to Watt and Dean TURNER CRAFTON.  She had lived in Plymouth for 35 years, moving from Argos.  She was married Nov. 10, 1946, in Argos to Andrew J. MACKEY; he died Dec. 26, 1975.  She was a member of the Plymouth Trinity United Methodist Church, the Mary and Martha Circle of the church, and the Home Economics Club of Plymouth.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Everett M. (Martha) FISH, Plymouth, and Mrs. Craig (Linda) COX, South Bend; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Noble (Evelyn) FLOWERS, Niles, Mich.; and a brother, Harold CRAFTON, Syracuse.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Plymouth Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. John E. WEEKS officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, and at the church for one hour before services.

 

John D. Bowerman

John D. BOWERMAN, 80, Warsaw, died at 7 p.m. Monday at the Grace Village Health Care Unit, Warsaw.  He had been in ill health for three years.

He was born April 7, 1902, in Chicago to John and Clara BABCOCK BOWERMAN.  He had resided in Mentone since 1960, moving from Harvey, Ill.  He was married Dec. 13, 1921, in St. Joseph, Mich., to May B. CHENEY; she died in 1972.  He was a retired feed mill employee and was a member of the Memtone United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Lloyd D. BOWERMAN, Warsaw; a daughter, Mr. Harold (Virginia) LUCHT, Mentone; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Brook Cemetery, Niles, Mich.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Robert L. Gellar

Robert L. GELLAR, 62, Winnetka, Ill., died unexpectedly Sunday evening at his home.

Surviving are the wife, the former Harriet BREWER, Argos; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Elizabeth) GOLDEN, Northbrook, Ill.; a son, James GELLAR, Los Angeles, Calif.; a grandson, Adam Brewer GOLDEN, Los Angeles; and the mother and father-in-law,  Mr. and Mrs. Frank BREWER, Argos.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, May 26, 1982

 

Ronald Eley

Ronald ELEY, 29, Rt. 2, Rochester, died Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident northwest of Peru Thursday.

Witnesses said that as his motorcycle passed a car at high speed south bound on U.S. 31, half a mile south of Indiana 16, something apparently went wrong with the front wheel.  The motorcucle flipped end over end sending Eley into the air and he landed on his head.

He was born March 6, 1953, in South Bend and was an employee of Bick’s Concrete Co., Rocheter.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles RITTER, South Bend; a daughter, Janet Suzanne ELEY, Rochester; two sisters, Kathy RALEY, Raleigh, N.C., and Lynne GEELS, Decatur, Ind.; a brother, Douglas L. ELEY, South Bend; and the maternal grandmother, Lola MOON, Lakeville.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend, with the Rev. L. Paul HARRIS officiating.  Friends may call at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

 

Fannie M. Wood

Fannie Mary WOOD, 83, of 129 1/2 W. Ninth St., died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospial, where she had been a patient for several hours.  She had been in failing health for several months.

She was born Feb. 26, 1899 in Marshall County to Frank and Chloeann WOOD and had lived here for 18 years, moving from Noblesville.  She retired in 1964 from Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, where she was a registered nurse.  She was a graduate of the University of Michigan and was a member of the Noblesville Eastern Star, Trinity United Methodist Church here and the Morning Glory Circle of the church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. George BRIGHT and Mrs. C.R. MUMMERT, both of Rocheter two nieces, Mrs. John M. HOTT and Miss Chloeann HOPPES, both of Rochester; and three great-nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery in Bourbon.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Thursday, May 27, 1982

 

Joseph E. Conaway

Joseph E. CONAWAY, 64, of 1009 Main St., died at 3:30 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial Hospital where he had been admitted late Wednesday afternoon.  He had been ill one day.

He was born April 22, 1918 in Tiosa to George and Hazel WRIGHT CONAWAY and had lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He married Dorothy BUTTS in Indianapolis on Sept. 9, 1944; she survives.  He had owned and operated the Manitou Bar for 28 years before retiring in February 1981.  He was a member of the Tiosa Brethren Church, a charter member of the Rochester Elks Lodge, a member of the Eagles Lodge, Manitou Moose Lodge and the Tavern Owners Association.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Tamra) WILLIAMS, Jenks, Okla., and Mrs. Jerry (Joellen) WYNN, Rochester; a son, Jack E. [CONAWAY], Breckenridge, Texas; seven grandchildren; a brother, Ralph W. [CONAWAY], Mihigan City; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Friday, May 28, 1982

 

Joseph E. Conaway

Services for Joseph E. CONAWAY, 64, 1009 Main St., will be at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Don SNELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Reichter Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today, and Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.  He died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Wednesday afternoon.

 

Saturday, May 29, 1982

 

Charlie E. Ogle

Charlie E. OGLE, 80, Rt. 2 (Mt Zion community), Rochester, died at 3:55 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital, Logansport, where he had been a patient sicne 6 p.m. Friday.  He had been in failing health for 18 months.

He was born July 9, 1909 in Tipton, to Homer and Ann HONNOLD OGLE.  He had lived in this area since 1941, coming from Tipton.  He was married Aug.7, 1926 in Rensselaer to Maye E. NICWANDER, who survives.  He was a former driver for the Sawyer Biscuit Co., a former Indiana Motor Bus driver, a school bus driver for Woodrow School for 19 1/2 years, a former employee of Wilson Coal and Grain, and was engaged in farming.  He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, and the Fulton County Historical Society.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bill {Shirley{ WILLARD, Rocheter; three sons, John, Paul and Richard [OGLE], all of Rochester; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-one gret-grandchildren; three sisters, Leona OSBORN, Logansport; Millie HOLDER, Roanoke, Va., and Irene BEINKE, Decatur, Ga.; four brothers, Clifford [OGLE], Tampa, Fla.; Donald [OGLE], St. Clair Shores, Mich.; Harry [OGLE], Las Vegas, Nev., and Leon [OGLE], Decatur, Ga.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call from  2-9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Historical Society or to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.


 

Monday, May 31, 1982

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, June 1, 1982

 

William Rogers

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for William ROGERS, 59, of 1315 Wabash Ave., who died at his home about 4:45 a.m. Sunday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputy Coroner Edward WENRICK issued the ruling on the cause of death.

Father Harold WELLER will officiate the services and burial will be in the Rocheter I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until sevices on Wednesday.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by an honor guard from Girssom Air Force Base.

Mr. Rogers, who was retired from the Air Force after 24 yers of service, had been employed as a machine repairman for Torx Products (Indiana Metal) of Rochester.

He was born March 3, 1923 in Catskill, N.Y., to Walter and Lillie ROGERS and moved to the Rochester area 14 years ago from Omaha, Neb.  He was married May 2, 1948 in Catskill to Mollie B. HINES, who survives.  He was a member o the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Manitou Moose Lodge and the Fathers Auxiliary, all of Rocheter.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Robert James [ROGERS], at home; Edward L. [ROGERS], Houston, SSgt. Richard [ROGERS], Castle Air Force Base, Calif., and William A. [ROGERS[, Rochester; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Alfred, Edward, Roy and Walter [ROGERS], all of Catskill; and the mother, of Catskill.  A sister preceded in death.

 

Wayne C. Kistler

Wayne C. “Toad” KISTLER, 74, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 7:25 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for a day and a half.

He was born March 4, 1908 in Royal Center to Milton and Jane COLEMAN KISTLER.  He had lived his entire life in this area.  He was married May 6, 1934 in Rocheter to Margaret J. FOSTER; she survives.  He was retired from the Fulton County Highway Department and from farming.  He was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church, Richland Township I.O.O.F. Lodge, and a member of the Richland Township Advisory Board since 1948.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Marcia Sue) BICK, Jr., Rochester; three sons, Mark W. KISTLER, Rochester; Milton Wayne “Sock” KISTLER, Mt. Herman, Ky., and M. Kip  KISTLER, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. V.E. (Betty) GRIFFIN, Highland, N.C.  A daughter, Mitzi [KISTLER], two grandchildren, and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Public Library.
George A. St. Clair

George A. St. CLAIR, 76, Kewanna, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at his home.

He was born July 29, 1905 in Clymers, Ind., to Arthur and Flora FOY St. CLAIR.  He was married Aug. 10, 1930 in Logansport to Margaret RANS; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church.

Also surviving are a son, Bill St. CLAIR, Kewanna; two sisters, Nellie HOFFMAN, Monon, and Doris PERRY, Star City; three brothers, Edgar and Orren St. CLAIR, both of Kewanna, and Glen St. CLAIR, Galveston; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday 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 4 p.m. today.

 

Tracey Anne Heishman

Tracey Anne HEISHMAN, 2 1/2 months, of 316 Jefferson St., died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born March 10, 1982 in Rochester, to Clayton Mark and Mary Anne ADLEY HEISHMAN.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Stacey Lynn [HEISHMAN], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd ADLEY, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy HEISHMAN, Rochester; the maternal great-grandmothers, Mabel BROWN, Elkhart, and Bette ADLEY, Scranton, Pa.; and a paternal great-grandmother, Opal SHAVER, Logansport.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-7 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

 

Wednesday, June 2, 1982 to Thursday, June 3, 1982

 

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Friday, June 4, 1982

 

Mary Gearhart

Mary GEARHART, 84, Twelve Mile, died at 3:44 a.m. today at her residence.

She was born in Toledo, Iowa, Jan. 14, 1898 to Joseph and Mary VANDA.  She married Osa GEARHART July 21, 1915 in Elberon, Iowa.  He died Feb. 18, 1970.  She attended the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Clyde [GEARHART], Milwaukee, Wis., and George [GEARHART], Parkersburg, Iowa; a daughter, Betty DEWITT, Logansport; ten grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.  A daughter, a son, two sisters and five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. John PATTISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Saturday, June 5, 1982

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 7, 1982

 

Elmer Hammond

Elmer HAMMOND, 72, Warsaw, died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, where he had been a patient eight days.

He was born April 15, 1910 in Akron to Clem and Mary J. COOK HAMMOND.  He was married in 1928 to Ruth FLOOR; she died in January 1980.  He was married in December 1981 to Gertrue BOGGS; she survives.  A retired brick mason, he served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the VFW Post at Rochester.

Also surviving are a son, Dickie [HAMMOND], San Marcos, Texas; four grandchildren; three brothers, Fred and Harold [HAMMOND], Akron, and Lloyd [HAMMOND], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Pearl) NEWCOMER, Rochester, and Mrs. Mary F. WOLFLA, Martinsville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens, Osceola.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of the service Wednesday.

 

Florence C. Richter

Florence C. RICHTER, 78, Akron, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient for three weeks.  She had been in ill health for three months.

She was born Dec. 5, 1903 in Rochester to Harry and Myrtle RAYMER HOWARD.  She had been a lifelong resident of this area.  She was married in 1951 to Ernest RICHTER; he died in 1954.  She was a retired beautician and a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving are two sisters, Alice AMBRIDGE, North Manchester, and Mrs. Art (Shirley) CRAIG, Akron; and two nieces.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and until the hour of the service Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, June 8, 1982

 

[no obits]
Wednesday, June 9, 1982

 

Lola E. Black

Lola E. BLACK, 86, Fulton, died at 5:03 a.m. Tuesday in the Logansport Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since June 3.  She had been in failing health for seven years.

She was born Oct. 11, 1895 in Grant County to Levi and Myrtle RAYPHOLTZ STEVENS and had lived in Fulton County since 1932.  She was married March 30, 1921 in Marion to Albert P. BLACK; he died Feb. 20, 1970.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, a brother-in-law, Eugene BLACK, Kokomo, and a sister-in-law, Sylvia HARDY, Rochester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Marion I.O.O.F. Cemetery where graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and until the hour of services Friday at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, June 10, 1982

 

Edna H. Baker

Edna H. BAKER, 92, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, died at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday at the nursing home.  She had been ill for two months.

She was born May 21, 1890 in Covington, to Rev. William and Anna Sarah HIETT SWITZER.  She had lived in Marshall County since 1909.  She married Samuel W. BAKER June 15, 1918 in Greencastle.  She worked as a librarian in Plymouth and served on the Plymouth Public Library Board from 1931-64.  She was a member of the Plymouth First United Methodist Church, the Saturday Club, the DAR, and the Yellowstone Home Economics Club.

Surviving are a son, Charles W. “Bill” BAKER, Plymouth; three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Nancy) SAYGER, Rochester; Mrs. Richard (Mary) RINEHART, Bloomington, and Mrs. Gerald (Barbara) HARTMAN, Pierceton; fourteen grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.  Two grandchildren and a great-grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Edwin McCLURE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Plymouth First United Methodist Church or the Plymouth Public Library.
Friday, June 11, 1982

 

Ola May Creighbaum

Ola May CREIGHBAUM, 82, Mentone, died unexpectedly at her home Thursday about  8 a.m.  She had been in ill health for a number of years.

She was born Nov. 20, 1899 in Clinton County, to John and Ora FEAR MARTIN.  She had lived in Mentone for the last 30 years, coming from Tippecanoe.  She was married to Chester CREIGHBAUM who died May 28, 1968.  She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.

Surviving are a grandson, Steve CARTWRIGHT; a great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Flossie DRUDGE, Akron, and Trella BORTON, Logansport.  A son, Ernest CARTWRIGHT, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Brother T.R. JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, June 12, 1982

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 14, 1982

 

Joanne Thompson

Joanne THOMPSON, 58, Plymouth, died at 10:35 p.m. Sunday in the South Bend Osteopathic Hospital following a two-week illness.

She was born July 5, 1923 in Marshall County, to Carl J. and Nellie McBRIDE VOLLRATH; she was a lifetime resident of Marshall County.  She was married in August 1946 to Melvin THOMPSON; he survives.

Surviving are her mother, Nellie VOLLRATH; three sons, Dennis [THOMPSON], Plymouth; Ronald [THOMPSON], Rochester, and David [THOMPSON], South Bend; a daughter, Patricia BISHOP, Bourbon; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Gary VOLLRATH, Plymouth, and Richard VOLLRATH, Virginia Beach, Va., and a sister, Ruth SWANSON, Boynton Beach, Fla.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. John WEEKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Tyner Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Clarence G. Thompson

Clarence G. THOMPSON, 81, Akron, died at 7:52 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Dec. 4, 1900 in Fulton County to Frank and Lydia SAYGER THOMPSON.  He was married Nov. 4, 1920 in Warsaw to Marie RICHTER; she survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Stuart (Louise) EATON, Rochester; a son, Francis “Whitey” THOMPSON, Akron; four sisters, Mrs. Eldon (Mary) COX, Lawrence, Kan.; Mrs. Howard (Mildred) FLEEGLE, Clearwater, Pa.; Mrs. Byron (Susanna) ABBOTT, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Earl (Mabel) CLICK, Denver; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Two sisters preceded in death.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


 

Berneice L. Decius

Berneice L. DECIUS, 77, Macy, died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday in her home.

She was born Oct. 24, 1904 in Berrien Springe, Mich., to George and Olive KUNZMAN FULLER.  She had lived in Macy for 20 years and was a summer resident of Nyona Lake since 1928, coming from Indianapolis.  She was married Nov. 10, 1920 in Indianapolis to Gerald S. DECIUS; he died July 5, 1952.  She was employed as a clerk by Blumenthal’s.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women of the church, Pleasant Hour Club, Order of the Eastern Star Earvington Chapter, a director of a women’s dormitory at Butler University from 1961-72 and past president of the Madden-Nottingham American Legion Auxiliary of Indianapolis, and past state president of the International Travel Study Club, Indianapolis.

Surviving are a son, Gerald F. [DECIUS], Macy; a grandson, Gerald W. [DECIUS], Battle Creek, Mich.; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Marie COSS, and Jeanette RILEY, both of Indianapolis.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 2-8 today and two hours prior to the service on Tuesday.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Macy United Methodist Church or to Woodlawn Hospital.

 

Eldon F. Rager

Eldon F. “Fuzzy” RAGER, 73, Silver Lake, died Monday at 10:35 a.m. in Woodlawn Hospital following a four-year illness.

He was born Oct. 28, 1908 in Wabash County, to Walter and Mary FLENAR RAGER.  He had resided in the Akron-Silver  Lake area all his life.  He was married Aug. 16, 1947 in Peru, to Alene SELF; she survives.  He was a retired painter and also retired from the Lincoln Life Insurance Co., Fort Wayne, where he had been employed for 30 years.

Also surviving are two brothers, Kendal and Verl RAGER, both of Akron; and several nieces and nephews.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Strong Funeral Home, Silver Lake, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Howard L. Thompson

Howard Lee THOMPSON, 23, formerly of Logansport, died Saturday of accidental drowning in Bonita Springs, Fla.

He was born Feb. 19, 1959 in Logansport to Densol Lee and Priscilla Mae “Pat” LOUTHAIN THOMPSON.  He had resided in Bonita Springs for a year where he was employed by Naples Lumber Yard.  He was a 1977 graduate of Caston High School and served in the U.S. Navy.

Surviving are the father of Logansport; the mother, Pat FRANK, Logansport;  a sister, Debra EARLY, Fulton; a half-sister, Latisha FRANK, Logansport; two step-brothers and sister; several nieces and nephews; and the grandfather, Howard LOUTHAIN, Logansport.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fisher Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Revs. Fred SNYDER and John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Corinth Brethren Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Cleon V. Kindig

Cleon Verl KINDIG, 72, a former Rochester resident living in San Jose, Calif., died at his residence Monday at 9:45 p.m. (EST).  Funeral arrangements are tentatively set or Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Wednesday, June 16, 1982

 

Cleon V. Kindig

Services for Cleon V. KINDIG, 72, San Jose, Calif., who died at 9:45 p.m. EST Monday at his home, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and until the hour of the service Friday.  The family requests that memorials other than flowers be made to the Fulton County Historical Society.

He was born April 29, 1910 in Tiosa, to Charles and Hattie BRYANT KINDIG.  He had lived in San Jose 44 years, moving there from Rochester.  He was married July 4, 1936 in Rocheter to Eunice EASTLUND; she survives.  He attended Purdue University.  In Rochester, he was associated with Kindig Builders, known for their construction of round barns.  During the 1930s, he owned Kindig Radio and Electric Shop in the 800 block of Main Street in Rochester.  In California, he worked in the electro-mechanical engineering field, making contributions to space technology.  His paintings and pottery will be exhibited at this year’s Round Barn Festival.

Also surviving are two sons, Morris [KINDIG], Mountain View, Calif., and Norman [KINDIG], Los Angeles; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Doris) JONES, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Clarence (Lavonne) MIKESELL, Rochester.  Four brothers, Cleve, Oral, Roy, and Arnie [KINDIG], preceded in death.

 

Thursday, June 17, 1982

 

Golie A. Ruffing

Golie A. RUFFING, 96, formerly of Argos, died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday in the TLC Nursing Home, Bremen, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Sept. 25, 1885 in Wolf Lake, Ind., to George and Isabell NOBLE STULTS.  She lived most of her life in the Argos area.  She was married Aug. 15, 1907 in Plymouth to Frank S. RUFFING Sr.; he died Aug. 8, 1971.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Isabel) BRADFIELD, Cassopolis, Mich., and Mrs. Donald (Ruth) ANDREWS, Bremen; a son Frank RUFFING Jr., Argos; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and four great-great-granddaughters.  Two sons, Harold and Leo [RUFFING], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Don GRANDLINARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service Saturday.
Charles Champer

Charles “Chub” CHAMPER, 62, Plymouth, died at 7:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend.  He had been ill 18 weeks.

He was born April 13, 1920 in Stillwell, to Joe and Ruth ELLIOTT CHAMPER.  He had lived most of his life in the Plymouth area.  He was employed by the Marshall County Parkview Hospital.

Surviving are five step-sisters, Mrs. Joe (Henrietta) HOVE, Fosston, Minn.; Mrs. Charles (Huldah) ROSS, Euless, Tex.; Mrs. George (Ann) OSBORNE, McPheson, Kan.; Mrs. Harold (Maxine) HOCHSTETLER, Bremen; and Mrs. Phillip (Emily) KOLLAR, South Bend; three step-brothers, Bernard WILLIAMS, South Bend; George WILLIAMS, LaPorte, and Roy WILLIAMS, Walkerton.  A step-brother, Franklin [WILLIAMS], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Tippecanoe Community Church, Tippecanoe, with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to the service Saturday.

 

Billy J. Bowens

Billy J. BOWENS, 46, Argos, died of natural causes at his home Wednesday.

He was born May 31, 1936 in Floyd County, Ky., to Roy and Edna BRANHAM BOWENS.  He had lived in Argos for a year, coming from Albion.  He was married in Marshall, Mich., in 1973 to Lucille PUTNAM; she survives.  He was employed by Dimmitt Auto Wreckers, Argos.

Also surviving ar the mother, Edna THOMPSON, Columbus, Ohio, and two brothers, Roy [BOWENS], Phoenix, Ariz., and Larry [BOWENS], Gillett, Wyo.

Services are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Friday, June 18, 1982

 

Ronald G. Fry

Ronald Gene FRY, 24, Monticello, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on U.S. 24, east of Monticello.

He was born Oct. 14, 1957 in Logansport, to Arnie W. and Maryetta HALTERMAN FRY; they survive and live in Monticello.  He had lived most of his life in White County.  He was married March 20, 1982, to Rhonda LEILL; she survives.  He was employed by Al WHITEHEAD Incorp., Kokomo, as a sales computer engineer.  He graduated from Twin Lakes High School in 1975 and served in the U.S. Marines for four years, receiving an honorable discharge two years ago.  He attended the United Methodist Church of Yeoman, Ind.

Also surviving are a brother, Jack A. FRY, Monticello; and two sisters, Jane ALLEN and Connie DENTON, both of Monticello.  Several aunts and uncles reside in the Rochester area.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Miller-Voorhis Funeral Home, Monticello, with the Rev. George HOSTETTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetry.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Saturday.
Billy J. Bowens

Graveside services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery for Billy J. BOWENS, 46, Argos, who died at his home Wednesday of natural causes.  Rev. Mike CLOUD will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, June 19, 1982

 

Silas Alspach

Silas ALSPACH, 99, Macy, died at 1 p.m. Friday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born April 14, 1883 in Miami County, to Lyman and Matilda SHAFER. [ALSPACH]  He was a lifetime resident of Macy.  He was married in 1910 to Nellie SECOR; she died in 1943.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Macy Christian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathryn ALSPACH, Macy; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.  Two sons, Woodrow and Richard [ALSPACH], preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Nelle LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, June 21, 1982

 

Ossa E. Shaffer

Ossa E. SHAFFER, 90, Midlothian, Ill., formerly of Tippecanoe, died Sunday afternoon in Oak Forest Hospital, Oak Forest, Ill.

He was born May 5, 1892 in Rochester, to William and Judy RICHARDSON SHAFFER.  He had lived in Midlothian 25 years, going there from Tippecanoe.  He was married in Plymouth April 23, 1911, to Bessie MARKS.  She died Oct. 21, 1952.  He was a self-employed carpenter.

Surviving are three daughters, Arlene JEFFERIES, Tippecanoe; Donna BOTICH, South Bend, and Betty STULTS, Cape Coral, Fla.; two sons, William Harold SHAFFER, Mishawaka; and Jim SHAFFER, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; twenty grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary BRONSON, South Bend; and Bertha HARDING, Orange City, Fla.; and a brother, Riley SHIREMAN, in Florida.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in 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 from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, June 22, 1982

 

[no obits]
Wednesday, June 23, 1982

 

Leroy B. Webber

Leroy B. WEBBER, 61, formerly of Rochester, died at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient since April 10.

He was born Dec. 18, 1920 in Marion to Lewis and Elsie KAMMERER WEBBER.  He had lived in Culver the past five years.  He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy RUCKER, and a step-son, John RUCKER, both of Rocheter; a nephew, Keith MATHIAS, Akron; and two nieces, Mrs. Kevin (Beverly) POWELL, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Elsie) ANDERSON, of Anderson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in 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 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and until the hour of service Thursday.

 

Grace Garner

Grace GARNER, 90, Kewanna, died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 12, 1891 in Fulton County to Henry and Julie LUNFORD GUISE.  She had been a lifelong resident of Fulton County.  She was married in Culver in 1910 to Clyde GARNER; he died Oct.17, 1971.  She was a member of the Community Church at Bruce Lake Station.

Surviving are a daughter, Alice HOUSE, Kewanna; two sons, Leonard [GARNER], Rolla, Mo., and Burdette [GARNER], Kewanna; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  Two sons, four brothers, and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Michael KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. today.

 

Thursday, June 24, 1982

 

Tommy K. Teel

Tommy Kay TEEL, 35, Warsaw, and formerly of Mentone, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital following a one-month illness.

He was born April 22, 1947 in Warsaw to Hershel J. and Mary WITHAM TEEL.  He lived most of his life in the Mentone area except 13 1/2 years when he was in the U.S. Air Force.  While in the Air Force, he served during the Vietnam War in Thailand was also stationed in Okinawa and Taiwan.  While in Thailand, he married Kwanjit COMSON; she survives.  He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church and employed by R.R. Donnelleys of Warsaw.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Cindy, Julia and Lenny [TEEL], and three sons, Tony, Tommy and Kevin [TEEL], all at home; his mother, Mary TEEL, Mentone; a paternal grandmother, Snowden HALTERMAN, Mentone; four brothers, Larry [TEEL], Willard, Ohio; Jim [TEEL], Warsaw and Richard and David H. [TEEL], both Mentone.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home with the Rev. Lester L. TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.
Friday, June 25, 1982

 

Freida A. Wiese

Freida A. WIESE, 86, Silver Lake, died at 2:20 p.m. Thursday in the Prairie View Rest Home, Warsaw.

She was born Sept. 27, 1895 in Indianapolis, to William and Christina RODEBECK BULLNAN, Sr.  She was married Nov. 28, 1916 in Cumberland, Ind., to Anton WIESE; he died Dec. 18, 1966.  She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, Indianapolis.

Surviving are a daughter, Mildred J. PATTERSON, Silver Lake; a son, Harold WIESE, Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Hendryx Funeral Home, Cumberland.  Burial will be in the St. John’s Evangelical Church Cemetery, Cumberland.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at he Sheez Funeral Home, Akron, and after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hendryx Funeral Home.

 

Saturday, June 26, 1982

 

Vern Overmyer

Vern OVERMYER, 92, Fulton, died Friday morning at his residence.  He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born June 15, 1890 in Fulton County, to Frank and Inez McCROSKY OVERMYER.  He had been a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  He was married Nov. 5, 1910 in Rochester to Myrtle Della WYNN; she died June 1, 1978.  He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Richland Centr United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Emerson OVERMYER, Rt. 1, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Arlene) DuBOIS, Tempe, Ariz.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Steve CUNNINGTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and until the hour of the service Monday.

 

Monday, June 28, 1982 to Tuesday, June 29, 1982

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, June 30, 1982

 

Florence N. Allman

Florence N. ALLMAN, 74, formerly of Fulton, died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at Home Hospital, Lafayette, following a one-year illness.

She was born Nov. 18, 1907 in Fowler to John A. and Laurel HOPWOOD KERN.  She was married to Alpha STOKER on March 30, 1929; he died in 1955.  She married Alfred F. ALLMAN on June 16, 1957; he survives.  She was employed by Eisner Food Stores for 26 years.

Surviving with her husband are two sisters, Edith SENESAC, Fowler, and Lorene BAIRD, Fulton; a brother, Andrew KERN, Fowler; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Hippensteel Funeral Home in Lafayette.  Burial will be in the Chalmers Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.


 

Thursday, July 1, 1982

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, July 2, 1982

 

Joseph G. Troutman Jr.

Word has been received here of the death June 20 in South Bend of Joseph G. TROUTMAN Jr., 60, native of Kewanna.  He resided at 2403 E. Corby St. in South Bend.

Mr. Troutman had retired from Bendix Corp. after 15 years as security guard and in 1982 retired after 23 years from the Army Reserves.  He was born Jan. 18, 1922.

Surviving are his wife, Viola [TROUTMAN]; a daughter, Janet TROUTMAN, Indianapolis; a son, Joseph Glenn TROUTMAN, with the U.S. Air Force in England; a grandchild; three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Paul [TROUTMAN], Fairfax, Va.

Burial was in Southlawn cemetery at South Bend.

 

Earl J. Guise

Last rites and burial were held in Mishawaka June 28 for Earl J. GUISE, 79, native of Bruce Lake, who died at Memorial Hospital in that city after a brief illness.  He lived at 3324 Cambridge Ct.

Born Sept. 6, 1902, he was married in Fulton June 25, 1941, to Reathel FELTS, who died in September 1981.  He was a retired employee of the Bendix Corp.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary BRUGGNER, Mishawaka; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Lola RINTZSCH, South Bend.

Burial was in Riverview cemetery.

 

Saturday, July 3, 1982

 

Thomas R. Clark

Fort Wayne Journal

Thomas R. CLARK, 67, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Clark retired as used-car manager or Poinsette Motors after 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth [CLARK]; and a son, William T. [CLARK], of Fort Wayne.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Parkview Hospice or the Allen County Cancer Society.

[NOTE:  Thomas R. CLARK graduated from Rochester High School in 1932. =WCT]
Monday, July 5, 1982

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, July 6, 1982

 

Grace Meek

Grace MEEK, 83, 1109 Elm St., died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient three days.  She had been in failing health four years.

She was born Jan. 2, 1899 in Ironton, Ohio, to William and Ida Mae BOWELS FREEMAN.  She had resided in Rochester since 1938, coming from Richmond.  She was married June 19, 1915 in Paris, Ill., to Wesley Odus MEEK; he died June 17, 1966.  She was a member of the Rochester Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) ENYART and Mrs. A.J. (Olga Marie) COOK, both of Rochester; a son, the Rev. Emmett MEEK, Peoria, Ill.; sixteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nora SCOTT, Marion, Ohio, and Mrs. Cletus (Garnet) MILLER, Coledonia, Ohio.  A daughter, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Rochester church of the Nazarene with the Revs. Frank VOSS and Maurice KENT officiating.  Burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Foster & Good Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Charles G. Friend

Charles G. FRIEND, 91, Mexico (formerly of Macy), died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mildred SARVER, Peru.

He was born in Union Township, Miami County, June 30, 1891, to Wilson and Leanna KINZIE FRIEND.  He married Bertha M. DEWALD Feb. 8, 1913 in Mexico; she died June 26, 1979.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Denver Baptist Church where he taught the men’s Sunday School class.  He served as Union Township (Miami County) trustee from 1936-44 and was a former board member of the Miami-Cass County REMC.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) SARVER and Mrs. Marlin (Rosalyn) ROLLER, both of Peru; and a son, Gerald D. FRIEND, Macy; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.  Two daughters, a great-granddaughter and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at he McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Denver Baptist Church building fund.
Arthur W. Hartle

Arthur W. HARTLE, 93, of 114 W. Third St., died at 7:20 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for six weeks.

He was born Aug. 17, 1888 in Leiters Ford to Jacob and Mary HENDRICKS HARTLE.  He had lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married Dec. 24, 1909 in Fulton County to Dessie Olive BRINEY; she died Dec. 25, 1973. He was a former employee of the Rochester Bridge Co., and for 32 years prior to his retirement served as sexton of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  He was a 65-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge and was a member of the Encampment Lodge, Senior Citizens and the Golden Agers Symphony Band.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.  A son, two sisters and five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. C.J. MOWRER and John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service Wednesday.  The Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. today.

 

Gladys B. Rody

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for Gladys B. RODY, 80, formerly of Denver, who died at 12:59 a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.  The Rev. Mark SPENCER officiated and burial was in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.

She was born June 6, 1902 in Denver to Edward and Flora DELP BENEDICT.  She was married April 15, 1921 in Niles, Mich., to Frank RODY; he died Jan. 24, 1953.  She was a retired cook for the Oakwood Park Hotel at Lake Wawasee.  She was a 50-year member of the Denver Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Rosalie McLAUGHLIN, Portland; a son, Paul RODY, Denver; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty LOWE, Rochester; Edna MEEKER, Amboy, and Rachel McGUIRE, Denver; and a brother Robert BENEDICT, Hershey, Pa.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

 

Frank R. Biggs

Frank R. BIGGS, 90, Battleground, Ind., formerly of Bremen, died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Lafayette.  He had been ill for six months.

He was born Aug. 8, 1891 in Bourbon to Charles and Clara CLAMMER BIGGS.  He was married July 27, 1915 to Inez L. SICKMILLER; she died in 1942.  He was married June 12, 1943 to Jennie H. OLER; she died in 1977.  He was a farmer and a retired custodian with the Bremen Community Schools.  He was a member of the Battleground United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Devon W. BIGGS, Lafayette, and Lamar BIGGS, Battleground; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a brother, Carl BIGGS, Bourbon.

Services were to be at 11 a.m. today at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. R. Neil ANDERSON officiating.  Burial was to be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Wednesday, July 7, 1982

 

Nellie C. Miller

Nellie C. MILLER, 84, Huntington, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Huntington.  She had been a patient there since August 1981.

She was born Sept. 27, 1897 in Miami County to Jesse and Barbara WEISENBERGER HARTLERODE.  She had lived in Huntington since 1922.  She was married April 2, 1921 to Robert V. MILLER; he died May 23, 1981.  She was a member of the First Brethren Church of Huntington.

Surviving are a son, R. Monerville “Monty” MILLER, Huntington; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and a sister, Frieda WILLIAMS, Peru.  Two sons and seven brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Bailey Mortuary, Huntington, with burial in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Huntington.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Bessie W. Shortz

Bessie W. SHORTZ, 75, of 909 Park St., died Tuesday morning at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born March 16, 1907 to Samuel and Flora BASKEEN WOODS.  She lived in Rochester the past two years, moving here from Hobart.  She was formerly employed as a clerk for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Illinois.  She was a member of the Chicago Historical Society and the Audubon Society.

She is survived by a son, Lewis SHORTZ, South Bend; four grandchildren; four sisters; and a brother, David WOODS, Kewanna.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rees Funeral Home, 600 W. Ridge Road, Hobart, with Dr. Gary FORBES officiating.  Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, July 8, 1982

 

Mrs. Avery Hardeway

Mrs. Avery HARDEWAY, 86, Culver, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver, following an extended illness.

She was born June 30, 1896 in Newton, Mills.  She had resided in Culver since 1974, moving there from Aubbeenaubbee Township in Fulton County.

Surviving is a cousin, Mattie DECKER, Chicago.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis POLLOCK officiating.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, after 7 p.m. today.

 

Friday, July 9, 1982 to Saturday, July 10, 1982

 

[no obits]
Monday, July 12, 1982

 

Ruth Overmyer Walters

Ruth OVERMYER WALTERS, 80, of 530 Pontiac Street, died at 12:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient 10 days.  She had been in failing health for six months.

She was born Feb. 1, 1902 in richland Center to Willard and Anna ALDERFER NEWCOMB.  She had been a lifelong rsident of Fulton County.  Her first marriage was Dec. 9, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Alpha OVERMYER, who died March 16, 1965.  She then married Robert WALTERS Oct. 6, 1967 in Plymouth; he died Nov. 30, 1969.  She taught school in Richland Center, and was a graduate of Valparaiso University.  She was a former member of the Naomi Rebekah Lodge of Richland Center and then a member o the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge in Rochester.  She attended the Rochester church of God and was a Senior Citizen and Star Lite Club member.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jean) GRAHAM, Rochester a son, James L. OVERMYER, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren a great-grandson a step-daughter, Mrs. Jack (Kathryn) THOMPSON, Argos; a step-son, William WALTERS, Valparaiso, and several step-granchildren.  An infant son, and [in 1970] son Jackie [OVERMYER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday.  The Evergreen Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Rochester Church of God.

 

Ira M. Spurlock

Ira M. SPURLOCK, 78, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patien for two weeks.

He was born March 28, 1904 in Rocheter to Mallie and Viola HARTMAN SPURLOCK.  He lived most of his life in this area.  He married Nina RILEY on June 28, 1930; she survives.  He was a retired tool and die machinist and a member of the Athens United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Max (Regina) ROBERTS, Akron; Mrs. Lyle (Carol Ann) VANDERMARK, Rt. 2, Rocheter; and Mrs. Lavon (Sue Kay) GROSS, Peru; a son, Sam [SPURLOCK], Niles, Mich.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lowell (Gladys) HARMAN, Peru; Mrs. Howard (Nina) McGOWEN, Argos; and Mrs. Herbert (Ina) TERRELL, South Bend; and two brothers, Arnold [SPURLOCK], Monticello; and Harold [SPURLOCK], Leesburg.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Athens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron.
Scottie E. Ervin

Scottie E. ERVIN, 60, Warsaw, died Sunday at 12:53 p.m. in Veteran’s Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He was born March 12, 1922 in Kosciusko County to Arthur and Ethel SCOTT ERVIN; she survives in Claypool.  He was married June 1, 1946 in Claypool to Marjorie Fern WARREN who also survives.  He was a custodian at the Warsaw Post Office and a member of the Warsaw Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Sharon) KOCHURE, Huntington; son Ralph [ERVIN], Pierceton; three sisters, Blanche SNOOK, Marian COPELAND, and Elizabeth ERVIN, all of Claypool; a brother, Charles ERVIN, also of Claypool, and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. J. Daniel BICKEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, July 13, 1982

 

Lloyd D. Willard

Lloyd Daniel “Pappy” WILLARD, 76, Rt. 2, Silver Lake, died Monday at 7:45 p.m. at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.  He had been ill the past three months.

He was born Aug. 12, 1905 at Autonton, Tenn., to Burthon and Maggie WILLARD and had lived in this area for over 30 years.  He married Gladys BRENNON in Gladesville, Tenn., on Aug. 19, 1928; she survives.  He had been employed by Whitley Manufacturing Company.

Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. James (Frances June) DILLARD, Lebanon, Tenn.; Mrs. Charles (Margaret) RAMSEY, Shepherd, Mich.; Mrs. Claude (Maryann) SWAFFORD, Warsaw; and Mrs. Billy (Janie) FITTS, Akron; seven sons, Lloyd Pete [WILLARD], Warsaw; Danny, James and Charles [WILLARD], all of Silver Lake; Wayne and Anthony [WILLARD], both of Akron; and Johnny [WILLARD], Tennessee; twenty-eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, two sons and a daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Naves Eastside Funeral Home in Lebanon, Tenn. with the Rev. Walter FELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens of Lebanon, Tenn.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron where there will be a praer service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Friends may call at the Lebanon, Tenn. funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Porter E. Sibert

Porter E. SIBERT, 73, Rt. 7, (Lake Manitou), Rochester, died at 7:05 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill for several weeks.

He was born Nov. 2, 1908 in Fulton County to Kent B. and Carrie BABCOCK SIBERT.  He spent most of his life in Fulton county except 20 years when he lived in Hammond.  He married Laura E. BAUGH on June 17, 1930 in Brazil; she survives.  He was retired from the Hammond Post Office and the Erie Railroad.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Gary Z. SIBERT, Rocheter, and Alfred P. SIBERT, Hammond; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Sarah) PURKEY; and Mrs. Ray (Barbara) SMILEY, both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Herbert (Frances) MILLS, Rochester; and twelve grandchildren.  Two grandchildren and a brother preceded in death.

No funeral services are planned.  Arrangements are being handled by the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home of Rochester.


 

Wednesday, July 14, 1982

 

Porter E. Sibert

Memorial rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester for Porter E. SIBERT, 73, Rt. 7, Rochester, who died Tuesday at 7:05 a.m. in Woodlawn Hospital.  The Rev. Joey WATT will officiate the service and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the service.

 

Hope V. McKelvey

Hope V. McKELVEY, 78, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 1:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for a number of years.

She was born Oct. 7, 1903 in Omaha, Neb., to Alfred and Ella HOSTETLER VAWTER.  She lived in the South Bend-Mishawaka area for 30 years and spent most of the rest of her life in the Rochester community.  She married Alexander Thomson McKELVEY in Angola in 1926; he preceded her.  She formerly taught music and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rochester.

Surviving are a son, Robert V. McKELVEY, Farmington, Mich.; six grandchildren; and several cousins.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. David HEYWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, Ind.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior to the services Friday.

 

Bessie M. Huddleston

Bessie May HUDDLESTON, 85, Fort Wayne and formerly of Twelve Mile, died at 12:05 a.m. today at the Byron Healthcare Center, Fort Wayne.

She was born Jan. 16, 1897 in Peru to John and Ida TILLET FRALING.  She married Joel HUDDLESTON on Feb. 26, 1913; he died March 24, 1955.  She had lived in Fort Wayne for 12 years, moving there from Twelve Mile.  She was a member of the Corinth Brethren Church of Twelve Mile.

Surviving are a daughter, Gladys WORKING, Fort Wayne; a grandson, Joel WORKING, Leo and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David McCRACKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, July 15, 1982

 

Minnie Stewart Lyke

Minnie STEWART LYKE, 78, Culver, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in her home following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 15, 1903 in Hammond, La., to William and Susan DANIEL McCALLISTER.  She had lived in Culver since 1981, moving there from Macy.  She was married to Evan STEWART in 1920; he died in 1973.  She married Richard LYKE in 1976; he survives.  She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Knox.

Also surviving are a foster-daughter, Annie TRAVIS, Chicago; four foster-grandchildren; five foster-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call after    7 p.m. Friday.

 

Cordelia Robb

Cordelia “Pat” ROBB, 57, Argos, died at 10 a.m. Thursday of a pulmonary embolism at the Bremen Community Hospital where she had been a patient three days.

She was born Dec. 28, 1924 in Newport, Ark., to Ed and Hildred SCUTTERS WILLIAMS.  She had lived in Argos 15 years, moving there from Inwood.  She was married Feb. 21, 1941 in Harrisburg, Ark., to Miles F. ROBB, who survives.  She was a former employee of the Ristance Corp., Bremen, and a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle at Plymouth.

Also surviving are seven daughters, Etta CLARK, Pat KITTS and Elfreda ROBB, Plymouth; Dorothy BARNETT, Polk City, Fla; Jone BAXTER, Tippecanoe; Shirley CARPENTER, Bremen, and Claudia ROBB, at home; two sons, Anthony ROBB, Bremen, and Marshall ROBB, at home; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two sisters, Ruby STOCKTON, Plymouth, and Mrs. Merrill LOGAN, Hayt, Mo.; and a brother, Lester WILLIAMS, Tyner.  A son, Melvin [ROBB], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Roger J. MULLINS Sr., officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service Sunday.

 

Hazel M. Overmyer

Hazel M. OVERMYER, 82, LaPorte, and formerly of Leiters Ford and Richland Center, died at 12:55 a.m. today at LaPorte Hospital where she had been a patient the past five days.  She was born Sept. 4, 1899 in Benton County, Indiana, to John and Nannie JAGGERS O’NEAL.  She maried Howard OVERMYER in Michigan in 1920; he died Oct. 15, 1941.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Leiters Ford and the Rebekah Lodge in Kewanna.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Evelyn) DeMONT, LaPorte; two sons, Glen H. [OVERMYER], Bullhead City, Ariz.; and Gerald D. [OVERMYER], New Bern, N.C.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph O’NEAL, Centerburg, Ohio; and Robert O’NEAL, Argos.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Leiters Ford United Methodist church with the Rev. Philip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 6:30 to       8:30 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday.  Friends may also call at the church an hour prior to the service.


 

Saturday, July 17, 1982

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, July 19, 1982

 

Joan Keigher

Joan KEIGHER, 63, Kankakee, Ill., and formerly of Kewanna, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday in St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee,Ill., following a two-year illness.

She was born Jan. 28, 1919 at Bruce Lake Station to Mr. and Mrs. Harve McKEE.  She had lived in Kankakee the past 45 years, moving there from Kewanna.  She was a retired employee of the Mantino Mental Health Center at Mantino, Ill.

Surviving are four daughters, Sonja SOUTHARD, Bourbonnais, Ill.; Diane KEIGHER, Delta Junction, Alaska; Patricia KEIGHER, Bradley, Ill.; and Susan KEIGHER, Kankakee, Ill.; a son, Frank KEIGHER Jr., serving with the U.S. Marines in Okinawa; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Eva CHRISTOPHER, New London, Conn.; and Betty CASEY, Fremont, Calif.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Seneseac Funeral Home, 200 South Washington Ave., Kankakee, Ill.  There will be a burial service at the Lake Bruce Cemetery at     1 p.m. Thursday.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until the service Thursday.  A memorial fund in her name has been made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Dora E. Dillman

Dora Ellen DILLMAN, 84, Twelve Mile, died Saturday at 6:40 p.m. at her home.

She was born in Miami County April 24, 1898 to George Fisher and Emma Jane BUTT WILSON.  She was married June 7, 1921 in Miami County to Vern Montro DILLMAN.  He died Oct. 2, 1973.  She was a member of the Hillcrst Baptist Church in Rochester.

Surviving are nine daughters, Betty L. ROGERS, Springfield, Ohio; Marilyn L. CRAFT, Akron; Joan E. LANDIS, Tucson, Ariz. Joyce E. MARBURGER, Denver; Letta J. GOODMAN, Bonham, Texas; Carol J. WRAY, Frankfort; Janet E. GUNTER, Fulton; Judith M. LADSON, Roann; and Karon K. HOOVER, Twelve Mile; a son, Vern Montro DILLMAN Jr., Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Nellie LOUCKS and Lela ASH, Peru; a brother, Allie WILSON, Peru; thirty-two grandchildren, and forty-four great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Don REITER and Fred SNYDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Cass County.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

James D. Cunningham

James D. CUNNINGHAM, 48, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at his home Sunday evening.

He was born Aug. 10, 1933 in Logansport to James and Arvilla BLANTON. [CUNNINGHAM]  He was a railroader, a member of the Rochester VFW and a veteran of the Korean War.  Surviving are the mother, Arvilla BLANTON HICKMAN, Akron; a daughter, Linda CUNNINGHAM, and two sons, James and Donald [CUNNINGHAM], all of Calumet City, Ill.; a brother, Robert CUNNINGHAM, Monticello two sisters, Bonnie MARSHALL, Akron, and Rebecca HASSET, Bakersfield, Calif.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Akron, with burial in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.


 

Tuesday, July 20, 1982

 

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Wednesday, July 21, 1982

 

Kermit Russell and

James Hughes

Winamac, Ind. (AP) - Two workers at the Plymouth Tube Co. were found dead in a holding tank they were apparently cleaning, authorities say.

Pulaski County Coronoer Bob ULBRICHT said the bodies of Kermit RUSSELL, 54, of rural Winamac and James HUGHES, 42, of Medaryville were found Tuesday in a holding tank that held oil used in the factory.

The men were on a week-long cleaning job, Ulbricht said.

He is awaiting lab results to determine whether the deaths were caused by the chemicals in the tank or by other means.

The coroner said an autopsy report won’t be back for about theee days.

The men were last seen walking around the plant at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.  The bodies were found when a co-worker went to check on them about 1:45 p.m., Ulbricht said.

 

Ross P. Morris

Ross P. MORRIS, 75, Tippecanoe, died at 2:32 a.m. today in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for five days.  He had been in failing health for a number of years.

He was born Feb. 22, 1907 in Fulton County to George and Cora WILLIS MORRIS.  He had lived most of his life in Fulton and Marshall Countis except for ten years spent in North Liberty.  He was married June 11, 1927 in South Bend to Helen C. SOUDER.  She died Nov. 1, 1979.  He was a retired farmer and school bus driver for Tippecanoe and Triton schools for 21 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Mary Lou) RICHARDSON, Rt. 2, Rochester; a son, James MORRIS, Bourbon; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geneva CASTLEMAN, Rochester, and Edna BRYAN, Warren; and a brother, Wallace “Dick” MORRIS, Rochester.  A son and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday 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 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service Friday.

 

Katherine J. Gallagher

Mrs. Norbert (Katherine Jane) GALLAGHER, 63, of 920 Jackson Blvd., died at       10:16 a.m. today at Plymouth Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient for several days.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Thursday, July 22, 1982

 

Katherine J. Gallagher

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rochester for Katherine Jane GALLAGHER, 63, of 920 Jackson Blvd., who died at 10:16 a.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  She had been hospitalized for three weeks and in failing health for a number of years.

She was born Nov. 20, 1918 in Muskegon, Mich., to George and Katherine H. WITT BULL.  She had lived in Rochester for the past 34 years, coming here from Muskegon, Mich.  She marride Norbert M. GALLAGHER in Muskegon on June 21, 1941; he survives.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of the church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Patricia E. GALLAGHER, at home, and Mrs. Ole (Maureen K.) DAHLE=MELSAETHER, Scott Air Forde Base, Ill.; two sons, Maj. Thomas M. [GALLAGHER], Langley Air Force Base, Va., and Sgt. Michael J. [GALLAGHER], Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Mich.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lyle (Audrey) DeYOUNG, Traverse City, Mich., and Mrs. Albert (Eloise) ENGEL, Muskegon, Mich.; two brothers, George BULL, Muskegon, Mich., and James BULL, Owosso, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.  A brother, Robert [BULL], preceded her in death in 1976.

Father Richard PUETZ will officiate the services and burial will be in the Mone View Cemetery in Muskteon, Mich.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from          2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

Friday, July 23, 1982

 

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Saturday, July 24, 1982

 

Mary Humbert

Mary “Abbie” HUMBERT, 68, Macy, died Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in Community Hospital, Indianapolis, following a brief illness.

She was born in Howard County June 10, 1914, to Jesse Earl and Goldie Mae AMOS BOWEN.  She had resided in Macy the last 14 years, moving there from Kokomo.  She was married Aug. 18, 1930 to Russell O. HUMBERT Sr.  He died Sept. 12, 1978.  She was a 21-year employee of Delco in Kokomo, retiring from there in 1968.  She was a member of the Nyona Lake Civic Association.

Surviving are two sons, Russell O. [HUMBERT] Jr., Kokomo, and Robert E. [HUMBERT], also of Kokomo; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and a sister, Zola Mae GOUDY, Kokomo.  A brother preceded in death.

Sevices will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Murray Funeral Home Kokomo Chapel, with burial in the Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
Alden Meranda

Alden MERANDA, 75, Wolf’s Point, Lake Manitou, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

He was born June 8, 1907 in Howard County to John Arthur and Ona B. HUMBARGER MERANDA.  He had lived in the Rochester area since 1973, moving here from Indianapolis.  He was married Nov. 29, 1928 to Elsie Marie DeMOTTE, who survives.  He was a retired architect with the firm of Meranda, Campbell and Meranda of Indianapolis, which he founded in 1939.  He had designed over 900 buildings in Indiana, one of which was the Farmers and Merchants Bank Building at Eight and Main Streets in Rochester.  He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Indiana Society of Architects, the Beax Arts Society, of which he served as secretrry and treasurer; the North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, and the Rochester Elks and Moose Lodges.

Also surviving are a daughter, Barbara Ann JACKIM, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a brother, Robert A. MERANDA, Indianapolis.  Another brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fenn Funeral Home, Kokomo, with the Rev. Brian WITWER officiating.  Burial will be in the Albright Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.

 

Monday, July 26, 1982

 

Jim R. Etchason

Jim R. ETCHASON, 38, Argos, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne where he had been a patient for two weeks.  He had been ill the last five years.

He was born Sept. 12, 1943 in Gary to Howard and Pearl KREISCHER ETCHASON and had live most of his life in the Argos area, moving there from Gary.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard ETCHASON, Rt. 2, Argos; a brother, Charles [ETCHASON], Plmouth; and a grandmother, Gladys ETCHASON, Oakwood, Ohio.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the services on Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, July 27, 1982

 

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Wednesday, July 28, 1982

 

Ina C. Weller

Ina Corrine “Nina” WELLER, 87, Kewanna, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac following an illness of several years.

She was born July 6, 1895 in Lebanon to David and Rosetta OSBORNE BUDD.  She had lived in Kewanna for 30 years, moving there from Muncie.  Her first marriage was in 1913 to Raymond DAVIS; he died in 1961.  Her second marriage was to Elmer WELLER on July 31, 1968; he died Feb. 1, 1982.  She was a member of the Muncie Nazarene Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Rose Ellen SHERMAN, Logansport; Violet WILLIAMS, Walkerton; and Lillian REED, Muncie a son, Arthur Jim DAVIS, Monterey; two step-sons of California; eleven grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sylvia JAMES and Goldie BAILEY, Kewanna; and a brother, Cecil BUDD, Winamac.  Five sisters and five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with the Revs. James GARDNER and Larsene HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens at Winamac.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

J. Richard Gillie

J. Richard GILLIE, 69, Caywood’s Mobile Home Court, died Monday of an apparent heart attack at his home.

He was born May 26, 1913 in Detroit, Mich., to John L. and Floy MARTIN GILLIE.  He had resided in Rochester several months, coming from Fort Wayne.  He was the retired owner of Gillie Seat Cover Co., Fort Wayne, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Rochester VFW.

Surviving are a daugher, Pat PIPER, of Peru and Lake Manitou; two grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia LAHRMAN, Fort Wayne.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne.  Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the McCombe and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne.  Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

 

William “Billy” Fleming

William “Billy” FLEMING, 13, of 413 Creston Drive, Kalamazoo, Mich., 49004, drowned Tuesday afternoon in the family’s pool.

He was born Aug. 13, 1968 to William and Ann SMILEY FLEMING.  Mrs. Fleming is formerly of Rochester.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, David [FLEMING], 8; a sister, Elizabeth [FLEMING], 15; the maternal grandparents, Olive and Wallace JOHNSON, Akron and aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Youth House, 101 Montrose Ave., Kalamazoo.  Private interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo.  The Langland Memorial Chapel in Kalamazoo is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to AYSO or other youth sports.
Thursday, July 29, 1982

 

Kimberly Dawn Damron

Kimberly Dawn DAMRON, 14, Sioux Falls, S.D., died Sunday in Sioux Falls from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

She was born in Rochester on Dec. 5, 1967, to Buril and Diane DAMRON, and lived here before moving to Sioux Falls in 1975.  She graduated from the eighth grade at Cathedral Junion High School in Sioux Falls last May.

She is survived by her parents, Gary and Diane BYFIELD, a brother, Jamie BYFIELD, and a sister, Lesa DAMRON, all of Sioux Falls; grandparents, Alvin and Martha BARNETT and Nancy BYFIELD, all of Rocheter; great-grandparents, Ruby EATMON, Osceola, Ark.; and Charles and Wilma BYFIELD, Winamac.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church, 608 E. 14th Street, Rochester.

 

Friday, July 30, 1982

 

Forrest Johnson

Forrest “Pat” JOHNSON, 69, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 8:48 p.m. Thursday in Marshall County Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 10, 1912 in Plymouth to Mack and Myrtle HUFFER JOHNSON.  He had rsided in the Leiters Ford area the past 11 years.  He married Blanche HITE March 29, 1969 in South Bend.  She survives.  He was a retired welder.

Surviving are a son, Michael Lee JOHNSON; three step-daughters, Joan HANCOCK and Sylvia KNIGHT, both of Niles, Mich.; and Joyce OKOINSKI, Mishawaka; four step-sons, Earl HITE, Alaska, Frank HITE, Pomona, Calif., Russ HITE, Niles and James HITE, Mishawaka; thirty-two step-grandchildren; thirteen step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elaine RINGLES Tyner, Virginia GIBSON and Irene JOHNSON, both of Walkerton; and three brothrs, Louis and Mack JOHNSON Jr., bot of Plymouth, and Glenn JOHNSON, Alaska.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. William NANGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Mary Holler

Mary HOLLER, 75, Denver, died at 5:45 this morning in her son’s home.

She was born in Hammond on May 16, 1907 to William Frank and Jane ELKINS.  She married Clifford HOLLER May 28, 1926 in Marshall County; he died Nov. 11, 1976.  She was a member of the Denver Brethren Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Joyce HILEMAN, Denver; a son, Richard [HOLLER], Denver; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, and four brothers.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mary KENDZORA officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetry, Denver.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Saturday, July 31, 1982

 

Russell W. Overmyer

Russell W. OVERMYER, 85, Mishawaka, died at 6:40 a.m. today in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mishawaka, following a brief illness.

He was born April 25, 1897 in Rochester to George and Bertha REED OVERMYER.  He lived most of his life in Mishawaka.  He was married Dec. 23, 1922 in Rochester to Gertrude F. WERNER.  She died in 1970.  She was retired from the Dodge Manufacturing Co., Mishawaka.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia A. BADDERS, Mishawaka; a son, John C. OVERMYER, South Bend; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hollis-Palmer Funeral Home, South Bend, with the Rev. Theodore SNIDER officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Valley Memorial Park, Granger.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph County Heart Association.

 

Monday, August 2, 1982

 

Osa I. Champ

Osa Irene CHAMP, 93, Kewanna, died at 10:35 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Audra REED, Kewanna.  She had been in failing health for two years.  She was born Oct. 16, 1888 in Cass County to John and Lorena OAKLEY ENYART.  She had lived her entire life in Cass and Fulton counties.  She was married Dec.31, 1909 in Twelve Mile to Clyde CHAMP.  He died Jan. 26, 1964.  She was a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the daughtr are a son, Estel CHAMP, Kewanna; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vedra CONDON, Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Ardis SPENCER, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters, a brother and two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Ernest COBBS officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery, southwest of Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and until the hour of service Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, August 3, 1982

 

Mace W. Warren

Mace W. WARREN, 86, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 6:50 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw.  He had been ill since June.

He was born April 12, 1896 in Franklin Township of Kosciusko County to James W. and Ruby J. CORNWALL WARREN.  He married Ethel Marie BRADY on Feb. 2, 1926; she died in 1965.  He had been a farmer, factory worker and caretaker and served in World War I.

Surviving are two sons, Gerald L. ROSS, Mentone, and Raymond J. ROSS, Kimball, Neb.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary WARREN and Doris JACOBY, both of Toledo, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Silvia WARREN, Mentone.  Four brothers preceded him in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the King Memorial Home in Mentons with P.R. JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, south of Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Wednesday, August 4, 1982

 

Grace L. Pufahl

Grace Louise PUFAHL, 64, Royal Center, died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 9, 1918 in Tippecanoe County to Charles and Grace SLOOP OLIVER.  She was married Dec. 25, 1938 in Bremen to Arthur T. PUFAHL.  He survives.  Owner of a beauty shop in Royal Center, she was a member of the Royal Center Trinity United Methodist Church, a 25-year member of the Royal Center Eastern Star, and a member of the Logansport VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Also surviving are two sisters, Frances KRYDEN, Leesburg, Fla., and Mrs. Meta (Jane) NELSON, Walton; a brother, Joseph OLIVER, Rt. 6, Rochester; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Revs. James CHANEY and Howard WESTERN officiating.  Burial will be in the Royal Center Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Eastern Star services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Thursday, August 5, 1982

 

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Friday, August 6, 1982

 

Lucille Patterson

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Huber Funeral Home, Hammond, for Lucille PATTERSON, 79, Hammond, who died Sunday in Community Hospital, Munster.

She was born Oct. 9, 1902 in Fulton County to Arthur and Martha STINSON BARNES.  She was a concert pianist.

Surviving are the husband, George PATTERSON, Hammond; a son, George PATTERSON, Jr., Gary; a daughter, Edna PATTERSON, Hammond; a brother, Byron BARNES, Dallas, Tex.; a granddaughter, Christine Anne [PATTERSON], Lowell; nieces, nephews, three cousins, Mrs. Walter BOWEN and Mrs. Harold REESE, Rochester, and Amos FOOR, Athens.

The Rev. John H. EASTWOOD officiated.  Cremation followed in the Park Forest Crematory, Ill.  Burial was in the Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.

 

Jayson Lyle Mathews

Jayson Lyle MATHEWS was stillborn at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  He was the son of Michial Dail and Annette MAYHEW MATHEWS, 626 1/2 Main St.

Surviving with the parents are two brothers, Michial [MATHEWS] Jr., and Tracey [MATHEWS], at home; the maternal grandparents, Veda MAYHEW, 527 Ohio St., and Harry MAYHEW, Rt. 7, Rochestr; the paternal grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Lyle H. MATHEWS, Phoenix, Ariz., and the paternal great-grandmother Pauline MOORE, also of Phoenix.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ethel D. Hire

Ethel D. HIRE, 90, formerly of Rochester, died at 8:07 a.m. Thursday in Wabash County Hospital.  She had been a resident of the Peabody Memorial Nursing Home, North Manchester, for the last eight years.

She was born July 17, 1892 in Miami County to Thomas and Florence HUFFMAN SAUSAMAN.  She was married in 1920 to Virgil HIRE.  He died in 1950.  She was a retired practical nurse.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Rochester and a 50-year member of the Rochester Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are four brothers, two sisters, nieces and nephews.  Brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Peabody Memorial Chapel, North Manchester.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, from 7-9 p.m. Friday and at the chapel one hour prior to the service Saturday.

 

Saturday, August 7, 1982

 

Mary E. Ramsey

Mary E. RAMSEY, 62, Denver, died at 6:54 p.m. Friday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born Sept. 27, 1919 in Onward, Ind. to James Ernest and Clarissa BUTTON CLICK.  She had lived in the Denver area most of her life.  She was married Aug. 27, 1941 in Denver to Walter C. RAMSEY.  He survives.  She was a member of the Denver United Methodist Church, the Mexico Order of the Eastern Star and Vashti Chapter No. 551.

Also surviving are a son, Joe [RAMSEY], of Denver; two sisters, Hazel SUTTON,     Rt. 6, Rochester, and Martha AULT, Rt. 2, Rochester; three brothers, Donald, Earl and Robert [CLICK], all of Denver.  Three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mary KENZORA officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, August 9, 1982

 

Mae Gorrell

Mae GORRELL, 91, Winamac, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born May 19, 1891 in Winamac to John J. and Mary Louisa BURGLE HOFFMAN.  She married Verne S. GORRELL on Nov. 14, 1928; he died July 14, 1955.  She was a former owner of the Ilis Theater in Winamac and a former employee of the Pulaski County Journal and the Winamac Post Office.  She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, the Christian Mothers, the Daughters of Isabella, and a past state officer of the Council of Catholic Women.

She is survived by a sister, Agnes HATHOWAY, Vallejo, Calif.; and two nieces, Nancy BYFIELD, Rochester, and Elsie Louise DILL, Vallejo, Calif.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Albert REED officiating.  Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac.  Friends may call today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac.  Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today.
Henrietta Webb

Henrietta WEBB, 83, Fulton, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth following a two-week illness.

She was born Jan. 31, 1899 in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Frank and Susan SEBLINK VanDenBERG.  She had lived in Fulton County since 1929, coming here from Decatur, Mich.  She was married in Decatur, Mich., on Jan. 9, 1921 to Archie WEBB; he died July 12, 1965.  She formerly attended the Olive Branch United Methodist Church, was a member of the Get-Together Club and the Fulton Senior Citizens Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Susan) STOUGH, Plymouth; two sons, Robert [WEBB], Independence, Mo., and Richard [WEBB], Mentone; seven grandchildren; a step-grandchild; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bernard (Frances) KAMMERAND, Decatur, Mich., and Emma PARKER, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a brother, Gerrit VanDenBERG, Decatur, Mich.  A son, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Ernest COBBS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F.  Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday before the services.

 

William A. McClain

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Royal Center for William Arthur “Art” McCLAIN, 69, Star City, who died suddenly at his home at 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

He was born June 7, 1913 in Hawkins County, Tenn. to Ott R. and Mary Maude WHITE McCLAIN.  He married Helen CORNELL on July 8, 1943 in Star city; she survives.  He was a retired Penn Central Railroad section worker, a member of the American Legion Post at Winamac, the VFW Post at Kewanna, the Logansport Eagles Lodge and was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving with his wife are three step-sons, Ray CORNELL, Logansport; Donald CORNELL, Foxboro, Mass.; and Oscar CORNELL, Star City; five sisters, Fannie ENYEART, Warsaw; Mae RINGLE, Akron; Lottie MACKEY, Kewanna; Bessie GRUBBS, North Webster; and Pearl JONES, Pittsburgh, Pa.; eleven step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

The Rev. Kenneth BROAD officiated the services and burial was in the Victor Chapel Cemetery where military rites were held.

 

Tuesday, August 10, 1982

 

Edna L. Wheeler

Edna L. WHEELER, 72, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 11 a.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital where she was admitted Sunday.

She was born May 25, 1910 at Shelbyville to Charles and Neda FULTZ FOUTCH.  She married James F. WHEELER on Feb. 8, 1932; he survivess.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a sister, Ruth WEAVER, Frankfort; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Reinke Funeral Home in Flora with the Rev. Charles DENISON officiating.  Buriel will be in the Maple Lawn Cemetery at Flora.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Thomas J. Blue

Thomas J. BLUE, 75, 406 N. Tucker St., Mentone, died at 3:22 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.  He had been ill for several years.

He was born in March 1907 at Mentone to James and Ida BREWER BLUE and lived his entire life in the Mentone community.  He had worked in several area factories, retiring from the Korth Furniture plant in Warsaw.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Dean NELLANS Jr., Mentone, Mrs. Ralph BAKER and Mrs. Wendall TRACY, both of Bourbon; Mrs. Sharon FISHER, Bremen; Don BLUE, Elkhart; Royal BLUE, Redding, Calif. and Myron BLUE, Bourbon.  Two sisters and thre brothers preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mentone Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth MARKEN officiating.  Friends may call at the King Memorial Home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Vaughan Wise

Word has been received here of the deth Aug. 4 at Alamogordo, N.M. of Vaughan WISE, former resident of Rochester.

Death came at the age of 89.  Mr. Wise and his family resided in this city during the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Surviving are two sons, Warren R. WISE, 2010 Crescent drive, Alamogordo, N.M. 88310, and John E. WISE, Hayward, Cal.

 

Wednesday, August 11, 1982

 

Ida W. DuBois

Ida W. DuBOIS, 71, Macy, died at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, following a seven-year illness.

She was born Dec. 15, 1910 in Miami County to William and Pearl COFFING WAGONER.  She was a lifelong resident of Miami County.  She was married Aug. 13, 1938 in Winamac to Thomas H. DuBOIS.  He survives.

Also surviving are six sons, Robert W. [DuBOIS], Akron; Thomas David [DuBOIS], Charlotte, N.C.; Philip M. [DuBOIS], Eugene, Ore.; Donald W. [DuBOIS], Corpus Christi, Tex.; Timothy E. [DuBOIS], Chili; and Daniel L. [DuBOIS], Boulder, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Diana K.) BURGE, Rocheter; three brothers, Claude WAGONER, Talma; John WAGONER, Fulton; and Phil WAGONER, Oakland, Calif.; six sisters, Thelma SLISHER, Mihigan City; Wilma FOUTS, of Florida; Sarah Edith SMITH, Ft. Myers, Fla.; Madge BRONSON, Sisters, Ore.; Bere DOREY, Lawndale, Calif.; and Evelyn WAGONER, San Francisco, Calif.; and twelve grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  There will be no visitation.
Thursday, August 12, 1982

 

Ida DuBois

Funeral services for Ida DuBOIS, 71, Macy, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.  Mrs. DuBois died Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  The family has asked that instead of flowers, contricutions be made to the American Cancer Fund.

 

Edna L. Smith

Edna Leona SMITH, 82, of 1205 Pontiac St., died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  She had been in ill health for a number of years.

She was born Aug. 18, 1899 in Cass County to William and Agnes DALE.  She had lived in Macy and Rochester since 1932.  She was married to Charles SMITH who died Jan. 16, 1966.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rochester.

Surviving are a son, Ralph SMITH, Kokomo; a granddaughter, Susie PANTOS, Elwood; a grandson, Ron SMITH, Scottsdale, Ariz.; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Edgar BANEY, Albuquerque, N.M.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter PASCOE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday.

 

Everett E. Busenburg

Everett E. BUSENBURG, 70, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Feb. 1, 1912 in Fulton County to Delbert and Maude BATZ BUSENBURG and lived his entire life in this area.  He married Dorothy MAHNKE on June 5, 1938; she died June 9, 1965.  He was a farmer, carpenter and retired from Torx Products in 1972.  He was a member of the Talma Bible Church.

Surviving are two sons, David [BUSENBURG], Mentone, and Jerry [BUSENBURG], Shipshewanna; four grandchildren; a brother, Ernest [BUSENBURG], Elkhart; and two sisters, Lois PERKINS, Mentone, and Opal KUNCE, Elkhart.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Buell MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, southwest of Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Ethel M. Johnson

Mrs. Elmer (Ethel M.) JOHNSON, 84, Culver, died at 5:50 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  Arrangements are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.
Friday, August 13, 1982

 

Ethel M. Johnson

Ethel M. JOHNSON, 84, Rt. 1, Culver, died at 5:50 a.m. Thursday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, following an extended illness.

She was born at Monterey Aug. 27, 1897 to Henry and Elizabeth FAULSTICH REINHOLT.  She was a lifetime Monterey-area resident.  She married Elmer F. JOHNSON on Oct. 20, 1920; he survives.  She was a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the North Bend Home Bureau Club.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Dorotny M. JOHNSON, Norma J. JOHNSON and Mrs. Virgil (Betty) REINHOLT, all of Rt. 1, Culver; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildrn; and a brother, Lawrence REINHOLT, Buchanan, Mich.  A son, Lowell JOHNSON, and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Philip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Monterey United Methodist Church.

 

Saturday, August 14, 1982

 

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Monday, August 16, 1982

 

Domer A. Boardman

Domer A. BOARDMAN, 72, of 1129 Jefferson St., died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born July 16, 1910 in Wabash to John and Edith CAINE BOARDMAN.  He married Marian PARMAN on Oct. 18, 1938; she died in 1973.  He married Margaret WALDRON on Sept. 3, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nev.; she survives.  He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union Local in Kokomo.  He attended the Trinity Methodist Church in Rochester.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jean) HOOVER, Wabash, and Mrs. Michael (Mary Lou) RIDGEWAY, Inman, S.C.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Carla) BRUMBAUGH, Muncie; a step-son, Kenneth SPANGLE, Claypool; three brothers, Howard [BOARDMAN], Wabash; James [BOARDMAN], North Manchester; and Victor [BOARDMAN], Laketon; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen-Miner Funeral Home, 86 East Main St., Wabash, with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Friends Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
Mildred Fields

Mildred M. FIELDS, 80, formerly of 508 E. Eighth St., died at 1 a.m. Sunday in the LaPorte Hospital.  She was born Oct. 22, 1901 near Rochester to Cyrus and Harriett CONFER BELT and had lived most of her life in this area.  She married Otis K. FIELDS Dec. 27, 1936 in Valparaiso; he died July 1961.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Louis YOUNG, Brooksville, Fla.; four step-sons, Charles and Leonard [FIELDS], Indianapolis; Herbert [FIELDS], Chicago, Ill., and Richard [FIELDS], Minneapolis, Minn., and several step-grandchildren.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 4-9 tonight and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services on Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, August 17, 1982

 

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Wednesday, August 18, 1982

 

John F. Whittenberger

Word has been received here of the death July 25, at Santa Barbara, Cal., of John Ferdinand WHITTENBERGER, former Rochester resident.  He was 99 yers of age.

The son of Lewis and Emma VANDEGRIFT WHITTENBERGER, he was born Oct. 2, 1882, in LaCrosse, Kan.  A graduate of Rochester College, he resided in the Mt. Zion community before moving to California, where he operated a restaurant in Hollywood and also was supervisor at the Douglas Aircraft plant until his retirement in 1954.  His marriage was in 1915 to Stella OGLE, who died in 1957. Surviving are two daughters, Alice HAUPERT, Santa Barbara, Cal., and Betty CUNDITH, Placerville, Cal.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two nephews, John L. WHITTENBERGER, Rochester, and Milton L. WHITTENBERGER, Warrenton, Mo., and a niece, Mary WHITTENBERGER, Lafayette.  Preceding in death were a brother, Milton G. WHITTENBERGER, and a nephew, Hubert J. WHITTENBERGER.

 

Rev. Lawrence R. West

The Rev. Lawrence R. WEST, 77, of 1480 Franklin Ave., died at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.  He had been ill for several months.

He was born April 2, 1905 in Rush County, Ind. to Matthew and Melvina McFATRIDGE WEST.  He married Vera E. WHITWORTH in Honey Creek, Ind. on Oct 27, 1928; she survives.  He was a retired United Methodist minister, having served at Liberty, Redkey, Anderson, Brazil, Cates, Lewis and Ridgeville in Indiana.  He was a member of the Senior Citizens Club of Fulton and the Trinity United Methodist Church of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Bert [WEST], Bogota, Texas; Keith [WEST], Lake Manitou, and George [WEST], Tacoma, Wash.; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two [half]-brothers, Russel WEST, Laurel, and Francis WEST, Sunman, Ind.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Unitd Methodist Church in Rochester with the Revs. John LOUTHAIN and Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Graveside rites will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Cemetery, Middletown, Ind.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.  The family requests that memorials other than flowers be given to the Gideon Bible Society.


 

Friday, August 20, 1982

 

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Saturday, August 21, 1982

 

Harold L. Newcomer

Harold L. NEWCOMER, 70, of 1312 College Ave., died at 2:15 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital where he was admitted earlier in the day.

He was born Sept. 7, 1911 in Leiters Ford to LeRoy and Dessie DURR NEWCOMER.  He was a lifetime resident of this area.  He married Pearl L. HAMMOND on Oct. 2, 1938; she survives.  He was a retired meat manager for the A&P grocery chain and a member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union.  He was also a member of the Rochester Masons, South Bend Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Mizpah Temple, Manitou Shrine Club, and was treasurer of the Fulton County chapter of AARP.  He was World War II overseas veteran, serving in Europe and attended the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Timothy (Sandra) SEE, Rochester; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ted (Letha) MERLEY, Macy; Mrs. Robert (Valma) BUTT, Rochester; Carol WATSON, Miami, Fla.; and Mary Jane THOMPSON, Akron.  Two brothers, Carl and Rolland [NEWCOMER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor Don RITTER and the Rev. Sam OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery,  friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Masonic Rites will be performed at 7 p.m. Sunday, and full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

 

Monday, August 23, 1982

 

Jeremy Brower

Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Jeremy Micheal BROWER who died Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born Aug. 17, at 11:58 p.m. in the Lutheran Hospital to Mitchell L. and Katherine Ann MURPHY BROWER, Rt. 2, Macy.

Surviving with the parents are the grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. Larry BROWER, Rt. 2, Macy, and Mr. and Mrs. James MURPHY, Peru; and the great-grandparents, Orpha BROWER, Peru; Martha LOVE, Denver; Maebell VENICE, Peru, and Mrs. William MURPHY, Fisher, Minn.

The Rev. John MANNION will officiate.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from 7-9 o’clock tonight.
Bertha V. Smith

Mrs. Bertha V. SMITH, 67, Leiters Ford, died Sunday at 1 a.m. at her home following an extended illness.

Born July 27, 1915, at Milford, she was the daughter of David and Clara WELSCOT COX and had lived in Leiters Ford since 1976, moving from Green Township in Marshall County.  Her marriage was Aug. 3, 1933, at Warsaw to Donald D. SMITH, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, David A. SMITH, Rochester; seven daughters, Vivian A. BUSH, Donna J. DITMIRE, Vickie L. THOMAS and Jo Lynn LISTENBERGER, all of Culver; Ellen A. DeWITT, Argos; Sandra F. THOMAS, Leiters Ford, and Vera D. REICHARD, Rochester; twenty-two grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Kenneth YINGST officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of service.

Memorials may be made to the Union Township Church of the Brethren, of which Mrs. Smith was a member.

 

Mabel DePolito

Mrs. Mabel DePOLITO, 86, died Sunday at 9:05 a.m. at her home in Colonial Courts at Argos.  Death was unexpected.

Born Feb. 3, 1896, at Farmington, Mo., she was the daughter of Nelson and Maggie WESTCOAT HAWK.  She moved to Argos in 1980 from Fstus, Mo., to reside with a granddaughter, Mrs. Carol McCOY, who is the only survivors.

Rites will be Wednesday at Crystal City, Mo., with burial in Hall cemetery at French Village, Mo.  The Grossman Funeral Home of Argos is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, August 24, 1982

 

Carl L. Fritts

Last rites were held this morning at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in DeMotte for Carl L. FRITTS, 77, DeMotte, who died Saturday at 12:40 a.m. at St. Anthony Medical Center at Crown Point.

The Rev. Thomas FOX officiated and burial was in Sorrowful Mother cemetery at Wheatfield.  The Todd-Hughes Funeral Home was in charge.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Heart Fund.

Mr. Fritts was the father of Dr. James FRITTS of Rochester.  He was born Dec. 4, 1904, at Dyer and was engaged in farming.  His marriage was Jne 4, 1929, at Cedar Lake to Lillie MILLER, who survives.

He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Senior Citizens Club, Michigan Blueberry Association, lifetime member of Crop Improvement Association and an honorary member of Boy Scouts of America.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Margaret) STEINKE, Rensselaer, and Mrs. Mary Ann HARVEY, Gary; four other sons [besides Dr. James FRITTS], Eugene, Michael and Thomas [FRITTS], all of DeMotte, and John [FRITTS], Little Rock, Ark.; twenty-seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Mary Jane) EEMSWEILER, Crown Point.
Wednesday, August 25, 1982

 

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Thursday, August 26, 1982

 

Lance David Smith

Lance David SMITH, 2-day-old son of David and Melana HIGGINS SMITH, died at       5 a.m. Wedneday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He was one of triplets born 1 p.m. Monday.

Surviving with the parents are sisters Linnea and Lindsay [SMITH]; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard HIGGINS, Rt. 5, Rochester paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul O. STACKHOUSE, Plymouth; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence BEACH, Valparaiso and Helen SMITH OLSEN, Kouts.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.

 

Friday, August 27, 1982

 

Lott Grossman

Lott GROSSMAN, 83, Rt. 1, Argos, died Thursday afternoon at his farm when a tractor overturned on him while he was pulling a trailer.

He was born Feb. 17, 1899 in Marshall County to Sidney and Cora FEECE GROSSMAN.  He was a farmer in the Argos community most of his life.  He married Corene HAGENBUSH on March 7, 1921; she died Nov. 4, 1980.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jerome (Leona) YOUNG, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Henry (Virginia) BOLLHOEFER, Tyner; Mrs. Warren (Martha) LONSTRETH, Argos; and Mrs. Robert (Donna) LOOP, LaPorte; five sons, Leroy [GROSSMAN], Rochester, Lowell [GROSSMAN], Plymouth; George [GROSSMAN], Akron; Merl [GROSSMAN], Argos; and Richard [GROSSMAN], at home; two brothers, Arthur [GROSSMAN], Mishawaka, and Henry [GROSMAN], Grand Ledge, Mich.; thirty-four grandchildren; and thirty great-grandchildren.  Two sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. W. B. GAHM officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service Monday.

 

Frank H. Bowman

Frank H. BOWMAN, 72, of 308 N. Center St., Akron, died at 9:10 a.m. today at his home.  He was born March 8, 1910 in Kosciusko County to Edmond and Minerva HARPER BOWMAN.  He was married to Zella YOUNG in 1929; she survives.  He attended the Rocheter church of the Nazarene.

Surviving with the wife are two daughers, Mrs. Byron (Betty) CONRAD, Sacramento, Calif., and Mss. Joe (Jean) DYER, Traverse City, Mich; ten grandchildrn; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Gladys MILLOW, North Manchester; and a brother, Earl [BOWMAN], Santa Anna, Calif.

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


 

Carol J. Larson

Carol June LARSON, 44, Rt. 1, Rocheter, died about 7 p.m. Wednesday at her home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

She was born June 3, 1938 in Chicago Heights, Ill., to Alfred and Mildred MICHAEL STRANDBERG.  She moved here 12 years ago from Chicago Heights.  She was married Nov. 25, 1965 in Chicago Heights to Lester LARSON, who survives.  She was manager of the Northern Indiana Insurance Agents employed by the Combined Insurance Agency.  She attended the Christian Science Church.

Surviving with the husband are the mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred CARTER, Chicago Heights; two brothers, Ronald STRANDBERG, Reading, Mass., and Neal STRANDBERG, Seminole, Fla.; and aunts and uncles.  The father died in July, 1964.

Local services will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Reader Jack PETERMAN officiating.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the West End Chapel at Ottawa Blvd and U.S. 30 in Chicago Heights with Reader William MILNE officiating.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in the Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery in Monee, Ill.

 

Omer Thompson

Omer THOMPSON, 78, of 401 E. Walnut St., Argos, died at his residence at 3:55 p.m. Thursday following a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 26, 1903 at Wabash to Frank and Ella JONES THOMPSON.  He lived in Argos the past 53 years, moving there from Inwood.  He was a retired farrier and retired employee of E.E. Eley Sat Mill in Argos.  He married Dorothy DENNY in Lakeville on Nov. 23, 1929; she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Jack [THOMPSON], Argos; Gene [THOMPSON], Columbia City; and Terry [THOMPSON], Argos; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Kent THOMPSON, North Webster; four sisters, Elsie ELSENRATH, North Webster Louise DEACON, Mishawaka; Frances SMITH, Mentone and Catherine CAPES, Walkerton.  A son, Larry [THOMPSON], a brother and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the services Sunday.

 

Saturday, August 28, 1982

 

W. Clifford McCroskey

W. Clifford McCROSKEY, 83, Rt. 1, Rocheter, died at 7:50 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital in Logansport.  He had been in failing health for 3 1/2 years.  He was born June 30, 1899 in Fulton County to Virgil and Sarah COOPER McCROSKEY and was a lifetime resident of Liberty Township.  He married Isabelle SURFACE on Oct. 18, 1922; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and member of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Anna Marie BORTON, Delphi; a son, Dean McCROSKEY, Rt. 1, Rochester; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother Arlo McCROSKEY, Logansport.  Two brothers preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday and before the service on Tuesday.


 

Howard L. Hall

The accused murderer of a former Athens man tried to hang himself earlier this week while being held in a disciplinary cell at the Marion Coounty Jail in Indianapolis.

Darnell BURSE, 24, had attached a bedsheet to a hook in the ceiling and then strung the sheet around his neck when deputies found hom about 12:20 p.m. Wednesday.  He is recovering at Wishard Memorial Hospital.

He is charged with murdering Howard Lee HALL, 43, during a robbery Aug. 12 at the Wake-Up Oil Co. station. 9098 E. 38th St., Indianapolis.

Hall is the son of Mrs. Dorothy DeLONG of Akron and formerly resided in the Athens and Macy areas.  The manager of the east side Indianapolis gas station, Hall was shot fatally while struggling with a robber as he was carrying a money bag from the station to his pickup truck across the street.

As Hall entered the truck preparring to go to the bank, a man wearing a green baseball cap and blue coveralls emerged from behind the truck carrying a .38 calibre revolver, said Indianapolis police.

Witnesses said Hall wrestled with the gunman and was shot in the abdomen and head.  The killer fled on foot.

Burse was arrested last week in connection with the armed robbery of a liquor store employee.  He later was charged with Hall’s murder, the attempted robberty of another Wake-Up Oil supervisor and also faces four other robbery counts.

Hall was born April 26, 1939, at Crawfordsville, the son of Roy Percival and Dorothy COONS HALL.  He was educated in Crawfordsville schools and served in the U.S. Army.  His marriage was to Dorothy BUSHONG, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Howard [HALL] Jr., Ft. Irwin, Cal.; two step-sons, Roger HINTON, Thorntown and Randy BRINSON, Spencer; three daughters, Barbara SETTLES, Greenfield; Betty LOUMAN, Indianapolis; Brenda POWELL, Crawforsville; a brother, Edward HALL, Akron; a sister, Carol SMITH, Akron, and ten grandchildren.

funeral services were held in Crawfordsville Aug. 16 with burial in Oak Hill cemetery in that city.

 

Monday, August 30, 1982

 

Mildred Kindig

Mildred KINDIG, 73, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 11 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

She was born July 7, 1909 in Manistee County, Mich., to Frenklin and Elizabeth RITTER STEININGER.  She married Byron KINDIG in 1934; he survives.  She was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Clifford KINDIG, Roswell, N.M., and Paul KINDIG, Rt 2, Akron; and five grandchildrn.  A son, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Olive Bethel Church of God with the Rev. Robert FIELDS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Athens.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Mae Clemons

Mae CLEMONS, 76, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 4:16 a.m. Sunday in the Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, after an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 6, 1906 in Silver Point, Tenn., to W.S. and Bessie SMITH PALMER.  She had resided in the Macy area for 50 years, coming from Tennessee.  She married Loyd J. CLEMONS Sept. 6, 1932 in Silver Point, Tenn.  He survives.  She was a member of the Baptist Church in Perrysburg.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Lora Ann) PINDER, Culver; Mrs. John (Geneva) PACKARD, Amboy, and Mrs. Rick (Jeanette) ANSELMI, Fremont, Calif.; a son, Ora [CLEMONS], Macy; fourteen grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Baxter (Millie) HERD, Silver Point, Tenn., and Nola PALMER, Macy; six brothers, Norman and Ewing [PALMER], Baxter, Tenn.; Ovanley [PALMER], Macy, Claude [PALMER], Wabash; Jesse and U.L. [PALMER], Cocoa, Fla.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Perrysburg Baptist Church with the Rev. John CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

 

Lester J. Beehler

Lester J. BEEHLER, 71, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 5:55 a.m. Sunday in the Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient one week.  He had been in failing health for nine months.

Mr. Beehler was born July 31, 1911 in Fulton County to Louis J. and Louella HASENPLUG BEEHLER.  He had lived his entire lifetime in this area.  He married Eva O’DELL April 23, 1955 at Bruce Lake.  She died Nov. 13, 1966.  He was retired from farming and retired in July 1981 from Torx Products (Indiana Metal).  He attended Whippoorwill Community Church, and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the African and Italian campaigns.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Debra) BURCH, Elkhart; a son, David [BEEHLER], Steamboat Springs, Col.; a granddaughter, Crystal [BEEHLER], Steamboat Springs; a twin brother, Lloyd [BEEHLER], Argos, and several nieces and nephews. A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Richland Center.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 o’clock tonight and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday.  The American Legion and VFW Post will conduct military graveside rites.

 

Jerry D. Morris

Jerry D. MORRIS, 37, South Bend, died at 7:19 p.m. Friday at South Bend Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born July 3, 1945, in Madison County to Floyd and Donna BAKER MORRIS of Wabash.  He married Marjorie WEARLY on Nov. 20, 1964, in Lincolnville, Ind., of Rochester.

Surviving with hs parents and wife are a son, Johnny [MORRIS], and a daughter, Cheri  [MORRIS].

Services will b e at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Garrett and Sloane Colonial Mortuary, Wabash, with Dr. David CARTWRIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
Arabelle V. Moore

Services were held today for Arabelle V. MOORE, 81, of 718 Main St., who died at 10:50 a.m. Saturday at South Bend Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted Friday.

She was born Sept. 28, 1900 in Kewanna to Joseph S. and Ida TROUTMAN MURPHEY and lived her entire life in this area.  She married Robert P. MOORE in Kewanna on Sept. 28, 1925 he died July 19, 1962.  She and her husband were former owners of Forest Farm Products.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rochester, and a charter member of the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary.  She was a graduate of Kewanna High School and had attended Ball State University.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Arthur B. (Reba) SHORE, Rochester, and nieces and nephews including: Ralph MOORE, Columbus, Ohio; Byron B. SHORE, Hugh F. MOORE, and Mrs. Harold (Helen) READ, all of Rochester Mrs. William (Virinia) STOUT, Grand Ledge, Mich.; Mrs. Ned (Frances) TILMAN, of Florida and Joanne HERBERT, Scottsdale, Ariz.  A nephew, Guy MOORE, and a niece, Dorothy PRESECAN, preceded in death.

The Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiated the 1 p.m. services at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Family Y.

 

Eunice M. Carr

Services wer held today for Eunice M. CARR, 78, Rt. 1, Logansport, who died at 4:33 p.m. Friday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 28, 1904 at Ottoville, Ohio, to Otto and Myrtle ADAMS GRANT.  She married Clarence E. CARR on Oct. 7, 1939; he survives.  She was a retired supervisor at the RBM Plant in Logansport, a member of the Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church and a Gold Lady with the Mental Health Association of Cass County.

Surviving with the husband are a brother, Charles [GRANT], Bunker Hill; and a sister, Betty NEE, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

The Rev. Dr. Gary HOUSTON officiated the services at the Marocco Funeral Chapel and burial was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

 

Tuesday, August 31, 1982

 

Pauline L. Moore

Pauline Leona MOORE, 80, Phoenix, Ariz., died at 1 p.m. Monday in Doctors Hospital, Phoenix, after a brief illness.

She was born Jan. 5, 1902 in Rochester to Charles and Olive THOMPSON BRIGHT.  She was married to Russell “Dinty” MOORE,  who owned the former Rochester Ice and Coal Co., and who was a former Rochester city coucilman.  Mr. Moore died in 1970.

Surviving are three daughters, Gwendolyn WARREN, Phoenix; Ann MATHEWS, Mesa, Ariz., and Betty KAZER, Miami, Fla.; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandfson, and a niece, Marjorie THOMPSON BAUER, Logansport.  Two great-grandsons preceded in death.

Services are pending at Mercer’s Mortuary in Phoenix.  The Rev. John DENTON, formerly of Rochester, will officite.  Burial will be in Phoenix.
Martha C. Mathis

Martha C. MATHIS, 63, South BEnd, died at 8:55 a.m. Monday in South Bend Osteopathic Hospital following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Fulton County June 7, 1919 to Earl and Edna BORDGE WILSON, who preceded in death.  She was married Aug. 3, 1940 in Monterey to Michael J. MATHIS Jr., who survives.  She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in South Bend.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Nancy COFFEL, Mishawaka, and Nila HARDWICK, South Bend; three sons, Gregory R. and Michael E. [MATHIS], both of South Bend and John D. [MATHIS], Madison; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Margery MUTCHLER and Helen WALBURN, both of Rochester; and a brother, Wayne WILSON, Rochester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Anthony’s Church and burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park at Granger.  Friendfs may call at the Hickey Funeral Home, 3516 E. Jefferson St., South Bend, from 3 to 5 .m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.

 

Ida M. Shoemaker

Ida M. SHOEMAKER, 87, Fulton, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for one month.  She had been ill for two years.

She was born May 18, 1895 in Cass County to Charles and Lillie YIKE MARQUIS and lived most of her life in Fulton and Cass counties.  She was married Aug. 17, 1921 in Fulton to Elmer SHOEMAKER, who died Jan. 5, 1965.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Treva Mae) CHAPIN, Fulton; a granddaughter; and a sister, Celestia YANKEE, South Bend.  A granddaughter and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Pastor Robert H. ASHBEY, and George HAPNER, officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Wednesday, September 1, 1982

 

Eugene V. Kelly

Eugene V. KELLY, formerly of Rochester, died Monday afternoon of a heart attack in Huntington.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline [KELLY]; two daughters; a son; three step-children; a brother, Louis KELLY, Rt. 6, Rochester; and two sisters, Ruth WINTERROWD, 508 W. Sixth St., and Frances ROSENBAUM, Florida.

Services will be at the First Brethren Church in Roanoke at 2 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory, Marion.  Friends may call at the Schafer Funeral Home, 184 W. Second St., Roanoke, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Thursday, September 2, 1982

 

Howard L. Hall

A different man than the original suspect was to be charged with murder today in the Aug. 12, slaying of Howard L. HALL, 43, Indianapolis, a former Fulton County resident.

Indianapolis police said Charles KINNEL, 20, Indianapolis, would be charged in Superior Court, Criminal Division after they linked the murder weapon with Kinnel.

Hall formerly lived in the Athens and Macy areas and his mother, Mrs. Dorothy DeLONG, resides in Akron.

Hall was manager of he Wake-Up Oil Co. station at 9098 E. 38th St. in Indianapolis and was carrying a money bag filled with the day’s receipts when he was accosted in a robbery attempt.

He was approcahing his truck across the street from the service station when a man emerged from behind the truck carrying a .38 caliber revolver.  A struggle ensued and Hall was shot fatally by the man, who fled on foot.

Daniel BURSE, 24, Indianapolis, who was being held in Marion County Jail in Indianapolis in connection with an armed robbery at a liquor store and the attempted robbery at another Wake-Up station, was charged with Hall’s murder.

But police said Wednesday they never believed that Burse killed Hall.  They said conversations with Burse and other people implicated Kinnel and that a tip led them to discovery of the murder weapon in the White River.  Ballistics tests proved it was the murder weapon and it was traced to Kinnel, police said.

Police did not elaborate on the conversations or the tip on the location of the murder weapon.

Hall’s survivors include a son; five step-children; the mother; a brother, Edward HALL of Akron; a sister, Carol SMITH of Akron, and ten grandchildren.

 

Edward Overlander

Edward OVERLANDER, 75, Akron, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at his residence, a mile east of Akron.

He was born Sept. 26, 1906 in Iowa to Edward and Baukea SLOTER OVERLANDER.  His family moved here a short time after his birth and he spent his lifetime in this araa.  He married Katherine KAMP in 1934; she survives.

Surviving with the wife are a step-son, Bob KAMP, North Manchester; three sons, Lawrence [OVERLANDER], Akron; Raymond [OVERLANDER], Fort Wayne; and Lewis [OVERLANDER], Akron; two daughters, Mrs. James (Carolyn) BIRD, Rochester; and Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) CLEVELAND, Peru; ten grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; eight step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Claude (Bertha) WHITE, Akron, and Hattie BETTEN, North Manchester; two brothers, Jacob [OVERLANDER], Rochester, and Martin [OVERLANDER\, Wabash.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in Gaerte Cemetery, five miles southeast of Akron.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, September 3, 1982

 

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Saturday, September 4, 1982

 

Zella V. Wagoner

Zella V. WAGONER, 94, of 817 Jefferson St., died at Woodlawn Hospital Friday at      2 p.m.  She was admitted Thursday.

She was born Aug. 12, 1888 in Fulton to Vivian L. and Sarah BLACKBURN ESSICK.  On May 16, 1913 in Rochester, she married Ellsworth M. WAGONER, who died in August, 1957.  She was a lifetime resident of Rochester.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Rochester Women’s Club, Good Neighbor Circle, and Birthday Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Charles (Vivian) OVERMYER, Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. David (Sally) LEININGER, Akron, and Mrs. Don (Judy) ENSMINGER, Plymouth; a grandson, Phillip TROUT, Lima, Ohio; and six great-grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.  Visitation will be today from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday until services.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fune or Grace United Methoist Church.

 

Eunice N. Hall

Eunice N. HALL, 60, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 4 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  She had been ill since Sunday.

She was born April 17, 1922 in Wakarusa to Russell L. and Ruth WELDY WENGER.  She moved here from Logansport in 1964.  She was maried Nov. 9, 1942 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio to Ray HALL, who survives.  She attended the Grace Fellowship Church in Logansport.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Bill (Beverly) SKIPPER, Wilmington, N.C.; Sharon RENTSCHLER, Logansport, and Mrs. Jerry (Gayle) BUNN, Broken Arrow, Okla.; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Helen BOYD, Niles, Mich.; and two brothers, Russell WENGER Jr., Chesterland, Ohio, and John D. WENGER, Elkhart.  A daughter and a granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Paul GRANT officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Monday, September 6, 1982

 

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Tuesday, September 7, 1982

 

Kathryn Alspach

Kathryn ALSPACH, 67, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 5 a.m. Monday in Dukes Hospital at Peru.

She was born Aug. 15, 1915 in Miami County to Silas and Nellie SECOR ALSPACH.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Haupert Funeral Home at Akron with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery at Macy.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Gertrude H. Emry

Gertrude H. EMRY, 74, Rt. 4, (near Delong), Rochester, died at 7:10 a.m. today at Kokomo St. Joseph Hospital.

She was born April 12, 1908 at Anchor, Ill., to William and Martha KLAWITTER WICHMANN.  Her first marriage was in 1927 to Charles BEATTIE; he died in 1963.  Her second marriage was on Dec. 12, 1959 to Virgil K. EMRY; he survives.  She was a retired employee of H.W. Gossard Co., a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church and of the Ladies’ Missionary Society.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Sharon NESS and Dolores MUSSELMAN, both of Logansport; and Darlene MARTIN, Rt. 1, Rochester; two sons, Gerald BEATTIE, Rt.3, Rochester; and Carl BEATTIE, Racine, Wis.; four step-daughters, Waunita ERICKSON and Phyllis CONRAD, both of Kokomo; Laura KEITH, Walton; and Norene LIDY, Galveston; three step-sons, William EMRY, Morris, Ill.; John EMRY, Galveston; a sister, Rosa Marie WICHMANN, Indianapolis; a step-brother, Alfred WICHMANN, Bloomington; fifteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; twenty-four step-grandchildren; and ten step-great-grandchildren.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at th McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 E. Broadway, Logansport, with the Revs. Phil HERSHBERGER and Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Nellie M. Wagner

Nellie M. WAGNER, 87, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 8, 1894 in Mentone to Theodore and Nora GROVES TEEL.  In April 1915, she married George H. WAGNER, who died in November 1961.  She attended the Ebeneezer United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie WAGNER, Macy; a son, George E. WAGNER, Rochester; two grandchildren, Stephen WAGNER, Macy, and Martha ROBERTS, Warren, Ind.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Haupert Funeral Home at Akron with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery between Akron and Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday for an hour before services.

 

Geneva I. Warfield

Geneva I. WARFIELD, 83, Claremore, Okla, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday.

She was born in Delong July 19, 1899 to William Henry and Arvella BRUGH VanKIRK.  She was married in Chicago on Feb. 9, 1920 to George Everett WARFIELD, who died in February 1968.  They lived in the Rochester and Kewanna areas before moving to Arizona in 1959.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) EMMONS, Warsaw , and Mrs. Marvin (Jane) COBY, Rochester; three sons, Robert [WARFIELD], Logansport; Roy [WARFIELD], Claremore, and Bill [WARFIELD], Alexandria; a sister, Mae BOOSE, Lombard, Ill. fourteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildre.  Two daughters, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be Friday in Claremore.
Lois Y. Drudge

Lois Y. DRUDGE, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.

She was born Aug. 6, 1915 in Fulton County to Nelson and Emma NICODEMUS BOWEN.  She was married in 1956 to Gordon DRUDGE, who survives.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God, the WCTU and the Omega Club.

Surviving with the husband are two sisters, Ruth BOWEN, Rt. 1, Akron, and Doris SHELLENBARGER, Rt. 1, Wabash; and three brothers, Paul [BOWEN], Rt. 2, Akron; Raymond [BOWEN], Lakeville, and Albert [BOWEN], Rt. 2, Rochester.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Akron Church of God with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron after 4 p.m. today, and at the church on Wednesday for an hour before services.

 

Evelyn Shafer

Evelyn SHAFER, 73, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Rt. 2, Macy, died at Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital at 12:55 a.m. Sunday.

She was born April 27, 1909 in Elkhart to Elmer and Myrtle McKISSICK NETERER.  She was married in 1935 to Chester SHAFER, who died in August 1981.  She was a member of the Pythian Sisters, the Gilead United Methodist Church and the Perry Township Home Improvement Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy DOTSON, North Manchester, and Mrs. Duane (Elizabeth) FLAHERTY, Denver, Ind.; three sons, Joesph and Thomas [SHAFER], Akron, and Dan [SHAFER], Rochester; sixteen grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and a sister, Gladys NETERER, Elkhart.  A daughter prceded in death.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today in the Haupert Funeral Home at Akron with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial was to be in the Gilead Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, September 8, 1982

 

Alta L. Gappens

Alta Lucile “Lucy” GAPPENS, 61, Rt. 1, Windfall, Ind., died early Tuesday morning at her residence.

She was born Sept. 1, 1921 in Howard County to Lawrence and Zura CONLEY LANGLEY.  She married Donnie “Bud” GAPPENS on Nov. 21, 1939; he died Sept. 8, 1974.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Rochester and had retired in April 1981 from Delco Electronics.

Surviving are a son, GJrry GAPPENS, Rt. 1, Windfall; a daughter, Maria TREADWAY, Rt. 2, Sharpsville; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pickett Funeral Home, Greentown, with the Rev. William KEIM officiating.  Burial will be in the Nevada Cemetery.  Friends may call from  2 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
Thursday, September 9, 1982

 

Anna I. Krick

Anna Irene KRICK, 82, Rt. 1, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 1:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted Saturday.  She had been in failing health for several years.

She was born Feb. 18, 1900 in Muncie to Peter and Grace CRIST ECKERLE.  She was married in 1936 in Muncie to Orville Frederick KRICK, who died Jan. 16, 1969.  She moved to Rochester from Muncie seven years ago.  She was a member of the Madison Street United Methodist church, the Dorcas Women’s Circle and the Eastern Star (for 64 years), all in Muncie.

Surviving are a son, Raymond KRICK, Lake Manitou; three grandchildren, Shelley, Terry and Kim [KRICK], all of Rochester; and cousins.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Meeks Funeral Home, 415 E. Washington St., Muncie, with the Rev. Kenneth MAHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Tomlinson Cemetery at Muncie.

Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, from 6 to 9 p.m. today, and at the Meeks Funeral Home Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.  Eastern Star rites will be conducted Friday evening.  Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Heart Fund or the Cancer Fund.

 

Theodore H. White

Theodore H. WHITE, 93, Kewanna, died at Pulaski County Memorial Hospital in Winamac at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday.

He was born Aug. 15, 1889 in Fulton to Charles and Amanda DAY WHITE.  He was married to Mae TYRRELL May 21, 1913 in Logansport; she died in February 1956.  He was married to Helena SHINE April 12, 1958 in Kewanna; she survives.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the VFW Fathers Auxiliary of Kewanna.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, James T. WHITE and William R. WHITE, both Rt. 2, Kewanna; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildrn.  A brother and four sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with Father Harold WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Edna M. Walters

Edna M. WALTERS, 85, Mentone, died at 4:20 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home at Warsaw.

She was born April 10, 1897 in the Talma area to John and Nora HATFIELD KING.  She was married to William WALTERS, who died in 1962.  She attended the Mentone First Baptist Church.

Surviving is a foster-daughter, Susan TUELL, Warsaw.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. Kenneth MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Friday, September 10, 1982

 

Irvin Hartman

Irvin HARTMAN, 94, Indianapolis, died Wednesday evening at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield following an illness of several years.

He was born Sept. 16, 1887 in Athens to Benjamin and Ella [MOONSHOWER] HARTMAN.  He retired from farming in the early 1950s and moved from Athens to Indianapolis in 1973.  His wife, Flossie [HARTMAN], died in 1962.

Surviving are two sons, Richard J. HARTMAN, Indianapolis, and Harold HARTMAN, Rt. 1, Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Estel (Glenn) BEMENDERFER, Rochester; nine grandchildr and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, September 11, 1982

 

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Monday, September 13, 1982

 

Kenneth R. Overstreet

Kenneth R. OVERSTREET, 80, formerly of 1801 Oakwood Drive, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, where he had resided for four years.

He was born June 3, 1902 in Pittsboro, Ind., to R. Lee and Julia KENNEY OVERSTREET.  He had taught elementary school in Lebanon, Noblesville, Deedsville and Woodrow and Burton schools of Rochester Township.  For a number of years, he owned and operated Overstreet’s Resort at Lake Manitou.  He was married June 9, 1930 in Ganado, Texas to Florence LAMBERT, who died in January 1973.

He was a member of the Rochester First Christian Church, the Indiana State Teachers Association, the Rochester Lions Club, the Kiwanis Club, Rochester Masonic Lodge, Rochester Royal Arch Masons, Indianapolis Scottish Rite Lodge, Indianapolis Murat Shrine Temple.  He also had been a counselor for the Fulton County Probation Department.

Surviving are two foster-sons, Richard ARVEN, Rt. 5, Rochester, and Paul ARVEN, Riverside, Calif.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Marion (Clarice) DAVIS, Speedway, Ind.; a brother, Charles OVERSTREET, Kirkland, Ind. and niece, Mrs. R. C. WEBSTER, Plymouth.  A brother, Aaron [OVERSTREET], preceded in death.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday 9 a.m. until time of services.  Masonic rites will be conducted during the services and also at the graveside.

 

James E. Schwandt

James Edward SCHWANDT, 61, of 304 155th St., Calumet City, Ill., died early this morning at his home.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Leone Mow

Leone MOW, 88, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 6:17 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth, where she had been a patient for five years.

She was born July 21, 1894 in Fulton County to Alvah and Lena FIESER MILLER.  She was married Oct. 21, 1914 to Mathias LEFFERT, who died Oct. 1, 1918.  She was married Nov. 5, 1921 to Clyde MOW, who died Sept. 12, 1952.  A lifetime resident of the area, she was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Leon LEFFERT, Indianapolis; two daughters, Geraldine KOONS, Montpelier, Ind., and Josephine KINDIG, Elkhart; a daughter-in-law with whom she made her home, Jeannette LEFFERT, Argos; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn McGROGAN, Niles, Mich.; and a brother, Carl S. MILLER, South Bend.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Sam OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.  Memorials may be made to the Richland Center United Methodist Church or the Salvation Army.

 

Percy Hagerman

Percy HAGERMAN, 79, Leiters Ford, died at 9:26 p.m. Saturday in Pulaski County Memorial Hospital in Winamac, where he had been a patient 10 days.  He had been in failing health for two months.

He was born May 29, 1903 in New York and had lived in Leiters Ford for 35 years, moving from New York.  He was married Feb. 15, 1963 in Leiters Ford to Mary Marie SWEANY, who survives.  He was a retired asphalt foreman for McMahan-O’Connor Construction Co., where he had worked for 27 years.

Surviving with the wife is a niece, Mrs. Woodie (Wilma) McGLOTHIN, Leiters Ford.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Philip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until hour of services Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.

 

Hope V. Barten

Hope V. BARTEN, 84, Brook, Ind., died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday in the George Ade Extended Care Center in Brook.

She was born Jan. 6, 1898 in Goodland, Ind., and was a lifetime resident of the Goodland and Brook areas.  She was married Feb. 3, 1920 to Raymond BARTEN, who survive.  She was a member of the Griggs United Methodist Church in Brook, the United Methodist Women and the Home Extension Club of Brook.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Sarah L. TYLE, Rochester, and Thelma Jean DART, Goodland; a son, W. Ralph BARTEN, Brook; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two sisters, Edna ROUSH, Goodland, and Ruth McCLATCHEY, Chandler, Ariz.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Griggs United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bonnie JOHNSON and Robert DAVIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Goodland Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gerts Funeral Home in Goodland and at the church for one hour before services.
Tuesday, September 14, 1982

 

Vern Richter

Vern “Babe” RICHTER, 74, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 6:55 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital following an illness of five months.

He was born Oct. 20, 1907 near Akron to Henry and Minnie GOFF RICHTER and had resided all his life in the Akron and Rochester areas.  He was married May 10, 1952 in Milford to Mabel WAGNER, who survives.  He was retired from McMahan-O’Connor Construction Co.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Judy SAGO, Hammond; two sons, Virgil RICHTER, Hammond, and Jerry RICHTER, Massilon, Ohio; six grandchildren; and a sister, Marie THOMPSON, Akron.  A brother, Ernest [RICHTER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Philip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery southwest of Culver.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

James E. Schwandt

James Edward SCHWANDT, 61, of 304 155th St., Calumet City, Ill., died early this morning at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home

 

Cecil Clingler

Cecil CLINGLER, 76, Delong, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth, where he was admitted Sunday.  Bonine Funeral Home in Culver is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, September 15, 1982

 

Cecil Clingler

Services will be at 2 p.m. Fiday in the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Delong for Cecil CLINGLER, 76, Delong, who died at 10:45 p.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth after a brief illness.

The Rev. Floyd ALLEN will officiate, and burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday, and then at the church.

Mr. Clingler was born Feb. 6, 1906 in Medaryville and had lived in the Delong area for 25 years, moving there from Argos.  He retired from Culver Military Academy in 1971.  He was married Feb. 18, 1928 in Knox to Hazel WILHELM, who died in 1968.

Surviving are three daughters, Mildred WEIGER, Indianapolis; Annabelle COUGHENOUR, Akron, and Violet FARRIS, Delong; four sons, John and Melvin [CLINGLER], both of Delong; Virgil [CLINGLER], Akron, and Irvin [CLINGLER], Rochester; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ada DISINGER, Francesville, and Ethel SCHMIDT, Winamac.
James E. Schwandt

Services for James E. SCHWANDT, 61, of 304 155th St., Calumet City, Ill., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with graveside services by the American Legion and VFW.

Friends may call Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until time of services.

Mr. Schwandt, formerly of the Burton and Whippoorwill communities, died at his home at 1 a.m. Monday following an illness of four months.

Born March 18, 1921 in Whiting, he was the son of William and Ann JAMES SCHWANDT and had lived in the Whiting area for 35 years.  An Inland Steel Corp. employee for 36 years, he was a member of the Whiting Moose Lodge and formerly was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Carol Ann) GOODMAN, Culver, and Mrs. Larry (Nancy) CASSOL, Vernon, Conn.; a son, Larry EHLINGER, Denver, Ind. four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three brothers, Howard SWAN, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Bill CONOVER, Rt. 6, Rochester, and Charles CONOVER, Anderson; and Rosalie KORMOS.

 

Ruby Smith

Ruby SMITH, 92, Mentone, died at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Village Health Care Center, Winona Lake.

She was born July 16, 1890 in Mentone to Clark and Etta YOUNG ERNSBERGER and had resided all her life in the Mentone area.  She was married Nov. 1, 1911 to Merrill O. SMITH, who died May 1, 1964.  She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist Church and the Sodolies Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Esther) ROMINE, Mentone; a son, Donald J. SMITH, Glenview, Ill.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Kenneth MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, September 16, 1982

 

Sophia C. Miller

Sophia C. MILLER, 76, of 1924 Chemengo Ave., Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Mishawaka and Argos, died unexpectedly at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday at her home after a brief illness.

She was born April 20, 1906 to William and Martha QUOITZ MILLER.  She was married July 26, 1924 to Edwin G. MILLER, who died Feb. 24, 1980.  She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Dunedin, Fla.

Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn EAGLE, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Joann STEVENS, Clearwater; two sons, Marion [MILLER], Argos, and Everett [MILLER], Cedar Lake; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther KAZAS, Deltona, Fla., and Susan WEIGLE, Hardy, Ark.; and two brothers, Sanford and Simon [MILLER], both of Bremen.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Michael D. SCHEPH officiating.  Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery at Woodlan, Ind.  Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service.


 

Friday, September 17, 1982 to Saturday, September 18, 1982

 

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Monday, September 20, 1982

 

Everett W. Koontz

Everett W. KOONTZ, 83, Logansport, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at Chase Center in Logansport.

He was born April 17, 1899, in Peru, to Henry and Elizabeth WELSH KOONTZ.  His first marriage was in 1927 to Thelma WALLACE; she died in August 1969.  His second marriage was in May 1970 to Marjorie B. BEALE MART; she survives.  He was a former printer for Logansport Press Newspapers and former owner of the Chronicle Printing Co. of Logansport.  He was a member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge; the Logansport Chapter of Royal Arch Masons; the Logansport Council of Royal and Select Masons; St. John Commandary Knights Templar; Logansport Shrine Club; Murat Temple, Indianapolis and was Past Exalted Ruler of the Logansport Elks.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Gale KOONTZ, Houston, Texas; a brother, Lloyd KOONTZ, Houston, Texas; several nieces and nephews.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Osa A. Hubenthal

Osa Agnes HUBENTHAL, 86, Rt. 1, Lucerne, died at 6:05 a.m. today at Logansport Memorial Hospital.  She had been in failing health since April.

She was born April 18, 1896 in Cass County to Edward R. and Elzyan BANTA MINTER.  She was a lifetime Cass County resident.  She married George J. HUBENTHAL on Dec. 20, 1916 in Cass County; he died October 5, 1978.  She was a member of the Metea Baptist Church and the Bethlehem Home Ec. Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Vera) PICKENS, Rt. 1, Lucerne; two sons, Charles E. [HUBENTHAL], Rt. 1, Lucerne; and Robert R. [HUBENTHAL], Richardson, Texas; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, a sister and a great-granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Metea Baptist Church with Rev. Bryan CLEMENS officiating with assistance from the Rev. Raymond SKELTON.  Burial will be in the Metea Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, from       2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday until 11 a.m., and at the church an hour prior to the services.  Memorials may be made to the Indiana Heart Fund.
Clarence A. Hairrell

Clarence A. HAIRRELL, 71, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 6:58 p.m. Saturday at Wabash County Hospital.

He was born March 9, 1911 in Banquo, Ind., to William and Ethel PARKS HAIRRELL.  He had lived in the Akron area the past 20 years, moving from Urbana, Ind.  He married Theda E. KARNS on Nov. 26, 1936; she survives.  He was former owner and operator of Rock Lake Rollercade and a member of the Ban quo Christian Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Cynthia) PETERSON, Nappanee; Mrs. Randy (Judith) SRIVER, Bremen; and Mrs. Frank (Cassandra) WARREN, North Manchester; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lydia PENCE, Albion; Nettie KECK, Huntington; Ruth SPROWL, Huntington; and Helen CAPPER, Hartford City.  Five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, with Rev. Charles FRENCH officiating.  Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery, Urbana.  Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 21, 1982

 

Ollie F. Shearer

Ollie F. SHEARER, 81, Plymouth, died at 4:27 a.m. today in Plymouth Parkview Hospital following a four-week illness.

She was born Dec. 17, 1900 in Carroll County to John and Florinda Rose ELLER WEBSTER and lived most of her life in the Plymouth community.  She married Russell D. SHEARER in Plymouth on March 16, 1920; he died Dec. 24, 1970.  She was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren and the Marshall County Parkview Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by three daughters, Eileen THOMAS, Plymouth; Jeannette DORAN, Parma, Ohio; and Gwen SCHEETZ, Argos a son, Dewey SHEARER, Marion seventeen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Daisy CROTHERS, Mishawaka; four half-sisters, Beulah SHERMAN, Titusville, Fla.; Mildred DECKER, Plymouth; Evelyn CLAEYS, Bremen; and Phyllis COOK, Goshen; four half-brothers, Robert, Francis, David and R. Clarence WEBSTER, all of Plymouth.  A grandson, Michael THOMAS, and several brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Plymouth Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Kenneth H. YINGST officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and at the church two hours prior to the services.  Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Church of the Brethren.
Leah G. Smiley

Leah G. SMILEY, 75, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  She had been in failing health the past 2 1/2 years.

She was born April 15, 1907 in Rochester to James M. and Ida HOWER DOWNS and lived her entire life in Fulton County.  She married Russell J. SMILEY in Rochester on Sept. 6, 1927; he survives.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Club, Manitou Garden Club and “Little” Sewing Club.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Jane SMILEY, Detroit, Mich.; and Mrs. Devon (Barbara) OGLE, Rochester; two sons, Jack and Jerry SMILEY, both of Rochester; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Howard (Marjorie) FRED, Rochester; a brother, Morton DOWNS, Mishawaka and several nieces and nephews.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday from   9 a.m. until the services.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, First Baptist Church or Fulton County Library.

 

Gertrude L. Horn

Gertrude L. HORN, 79, of 1215 Rochester Blvd., died at 2:53 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient one day.  She had been in failing health the past year.

She was born April 15, 1903 in Inwood to John and Eva MONESMITH BROCK.  She lived in Mendota, Ill., from 1933 to 1954 and had lived in Rochester since 1954.  She married Alden J. HORN on Dec. 5, 1925 in Plymouth; he died June 5, 1977.  She attended the Talma Bible Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Wilma) STAMBERGER, Rt. 5, Rochester a son, Arnold HORN, Rt. 5, Rochester five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a sister, Lura OLESKO, Bourbon; a brother, Harley BROCK, Bourbon; and several nieces and nephews.  Eleven brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Buell MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery at Tippecanoe.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the services Thursday.

 

Wednesday, September 22, 1982

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, September 23, 1982

 

Freda D. Vineyard

Services were held Tuesday in Buchanan, Mich., for Freda D. VINEYARD, 62, a Rochester native who died Sunday at her home in Buchanan, Mich., following a seven-month illness.

She was born Dec. 20, 1919 in Rochester to William and Bessie COOK.  Her marriage was to Charles VINEYARD.  She had been employed as a case worker for the Berrien County Department of Social Services for 10 years.

Surviving with her husband are a son, Dennis VINEYARD, Buchanan, Mich., four grandchildren; and cousins residing in Fulton County.


 

Opal Anderson

Opal ANDERSON, 79, of 1304 Washington St., died at 1:50 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 14, 1903 in Miami County to John and Ella CLEMANS FISHER.  She spent her lifetime here.  She married Charles Dee ANDERSON in Rochester on Dec. 14, 1921; he survives.  She was a former employee of The Rochester Sentinel, retiring Feb. 3, 1965 as society editor and billing clerk.  She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Rochester and the North Judson Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Marvin D. [ANDERSON], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. C.E. (Colleen) VAUGHN, Houston, Mo.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Loy FISHER, Hartford, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Treva) MARION, Hemet, Calif.  Two grandchildren, a sister and five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter PASCOE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Fricay and Saturday prior to the services.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Cancer Detection Center.

 

Yvonne M. Ware

Yvonne M. WARE, 69, Mentone, died at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  She had been in failing health for several months.

She was born Jan. 23, 1913 in Morrison, Ill., to Ralph and Mayme GLAZIER O’DELL.  She married Samuel Valentine WARE May 17, 1930 in Belvedere, Ill.  He died March 11, 1971.  She was a housewife.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John (Joyce) SEXTON, Nancy OWENS, Mrs. Charles (Dawn) WALTON and Mrs. Jerry (Sharlene) ROSS, all of Mentone, and Mrs. John (Sharon) GILBERT, Akron; thirty grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley WALKUP, Annabella, Utah.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Brother  T. R. JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

 

John M. Hatch

Former Rochester police chief and Indiana State Police trooper John [Martin] HATCH, 67, Logansport, died at 12:45 a.m. today at Community Hospital in Indianapolis.

Hatch was assigned to Fulton County from the Indiana State Police Post at Peru from September 1941 to his retirement in September 1961.  He became Rochester Police Chief in October 1961 and served in that position until Feb. 28, 1963, when he left for another job.

Services are pending at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport.
Lawrence H. Siders

Lawrence H. SIDERS, 78, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 11:23 a.m. Wednesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He had been in failing health since 1977.

He was born Jan. 24, 1904 in Gemmell, Minn., to Chauncey and Cora GEHMAN SIDERS.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.  His first marriage was to Carrie EASTERDAY in 1925; she died in 1935.  His second marriage was to Essie GAULT on May 13, 1936 in Wayne Township; she survives.  He was a retired carpenter, a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church and Fulton Masonic Lodge.  He was past master of the Fulton Lodge and past patron of the Fulton Order of Eastern Star.  He was also a member of the Rochester Royal Arch Lodge.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Lyle [SIDERS[, Rt. 2, Kewanna; and Orren SIDERS of Eatonton, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. Don (Freda) McGREW, Fulton; Evelyn VANATA, Patagonia, Ariz.; and Wanda SIDERS, Wilsonville, Oreg. twenty-one grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Harry (Mabel) BOULET, Brevard, N.C. Mrs. Elmer (Edith) HOLIDAY, Rt. 2, Kewanna; Mrs. Frances SPARROW, Salem, Ore., Helen BURCH, Texas; Mrs. Dave (Mary) CARSON, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Frank (Marjorie) HENDRIX, Texas; and Ruby SIDERS, Texas; three brothers, Harley [SIDERS], Peru; Charles [SIDERS], McCluskey, N.D.; and Marion [SIDERS], Palo Alto, Cal. and a step-sister, Clara MATHIAS, Fulton.  A daughter, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at 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. Friday and Saturday prior to the services.  Masonic services will be conducted Friday at 8 p.m. and will be followed by Eastern Star services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Friday, September 24, 1982

 

John M. Hatch

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport for John [Martin] HATCH, Logansport, a former state trooper and Rochester police chief who died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday at Community Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born March 20, 1915 in Macy to Lee and Nina CARVEY HATCH.  He married Kathryn KEESEY on Jan. 29, 1938 in Peru; she survives.  He served as an Indiana State Police Trooper in Fulton County from Sept. 1, 1941 to Sept. 1, 1961; was Rochester police chief from Oct. 2, 1961 to Feb. 28, 1963; and retired as an insurance adjuster for American States Insurance in 1980.  He was a member of the Macy Christian Church, the Macy Lincoln Masonic Lodge, the Tipton Chapter of Eastern Star; the Pioneer of Indiana State Police Inc. and the Manitou Moose Lodge.  He was also past president of the State Adjusters Association of Indiana and past president of the Northcentral Indiana Insurance Adjusters Association.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, John Michael HATCH, Normal, Ill., and Jan Alan HATCH, Lafayette; four grandchildren; and a sister, Mary REYOME, Griffith, Ind.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Dr. Sam K. YOUNG will officiate the services and burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, near Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and there will be Masonic services at 8 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Glenn R. Moody Sr.

Glenn R. MOODY Sr., Rt. 6, Rochester, died Thursday at 12:47 p.m. from injuries suffered in a car-semi truck accident earlier in the day.

State police reported Moody was along in his eastbound car on County Road 50 North at 11 a.m.  After crossing the south bound lanes, the car collided with the northbound truck driven by Jack Z. NIMZ, 59, Peru.  The vehicles entered the ditch on the east side of the highway and came to rest against a fence.

Moody was taken to Woodlawn Hospital and died en route to a South Bend hospital of massive injuris.  Nimz suffered a cut on his head and was treated and released at Woodlawn.

Nimz’ truck was owned by Pierceton Trucking of Laketon and was carrying a load of aviation fuel.  Police were at the scene of the accident or over seven hours Thursday as Pierceton Trucking officials transferred the tanker’s cargo to another truck.

The death was the first on Fulton County roads since Lewis E. WILLIAMS, 32, Rt. 1, Macy, died Dec. 6, 1981 at County Roads 125 East and 750 South.

Moody was born Sept. 27, 1908 in Sullivan County to Jerry and Katie PARKS MOODY.  He had lived in the Rochester community since 1951, moving here from South Bend where he had resided for 10 years.  He married Frances FREEMAN in Dugger, Ind., on Oct. 18, 1928; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and tax consultant and a member of the First Christian Church of Rochester.  He was a past president of the Fulton County Farm Bureau, president of the Fulton County Council on Aging and a World War II overseas veteran with the U.S. Navy.

Surviving with the wife are his step-mother, Mrs. Jerry (Gladys) MOODY, Dugger, Ind.; a son, Glenn R. MOODY Jr., South Bend; a daughter, Margaret WICKIZER, South Bend; five grandchildren, Michael and Mark WICKIZER, Ann EASTERDAY, Ray and Elizabeth MOODY, all of South Bend; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald [MOODY], Sullivan; and Charles [MOODY], Sulphur, La.; two sisters, Ruth STANLEY, Muncie; and Janice CORRELL, Linton, Ind.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Rochedster with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.  Friends may also call from noon until the service Sunday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or the charity of one’s choice.

 

Saturday, September 25, 1982

 

[no obits]
Monday, September 27, 1982

 

Fred J. Munson

Fred J. MUNSON, 89, of 800 Fulton Ave., died at 5:25 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for a week.  He had been in failing health for a number of years.

He was born March 14, 1893 in Cass County to Edward and Sallie PATTON MUNSON.  He lived here the past six years, moving here from Merrillville.  He married Ethyle M. WOODS on Feb. 20, 1940;  she survives.  He retired after being employed for 30 years at U.S. Steel’s Gary Works.  He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester.

Surviving are a brother, Oscar MUNSON, Galveston, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.  Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

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 Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 ro 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the services.

 

Tuesday, September 28, 1982

 

Zephere Martin

Zephere “Zip” MARTIN, 79, of 1304 Rochester Blvd., died at 12:30 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for five weeks.  He had been in failing health the past two months.

He was born May 24, 1903 in Cass County to Mr. and Mrs. George MARTIN.  He married Joyce LEASE COLLINS in Fulton, on Oct. 7, 1942; she survives.  He was a retired farmer, moving to Rochester, from Rt. 1, Rochester, a year ago.  He was a member and past master and treasurer of the Fulton Masonic Lodge; he was past Patron of the Fulton Order of Eastern Star; and a member of the Rochester Royal Arch Masons.

Surviving are a son, Harrold COLLINS, Rochester; three granddaughters, Terry Jo, Carrie Lynn and Cindy Jane COLLINS, all of Rochester; and a niece.  His parents and a sister preceded in death.

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 Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from        4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the services Thursday.  Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday and will be followed by Order of Eastern Star memorial services.  Memorials may be made to the Masonic Home.

 

Raymond Davenport and

Beatrice Davenport

Two Marshall County people died early Monday morning at U.S. 31 and 9A Road when a car and semi-rig collided.

Killed were Raymond DAVENPORT, 67, and his wife, Beatrice [DAVENPORT], 60, of 8338 King Road.

State police said Davenport was westbound in his car on 9A Road and drove into the path of a southbound semi driven by Eddie RUFFING, Plymouth.  Police said Davenport stopped at the dual-lane highway, drove into the median and then into the path of the truck.

Ruffing was not hurt.
Wednesday, September 29, 1982

 

Joseph A. Zeiger

Joseph A. ZEIGER, 70, of 198 Fulton Ave., died at 7:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where he was admitted a short time earlier.  He died from an apparent heart attack and had been in failing health the past 10 years.

He was born Oct. 24, 1911 in St. Joseph County to Louis and Emma BUECE ZEIGER.  He lived in Rochester the past 42 years, moving here from Plymouth.  He married  Martha J. RICHARD in Plymouth on April 6, 1940; she survives.  He was retired from farming and from the Ritz Craft Corp. of Argos.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Lonnie (Nancy) CRIPE, Rt. 4, Rochester; three sons, John H. [ZEIGER], Rt. 3, Rochester; Thomas E. [ZEIGER]; and Richard L. [ZEIGER], Rt. 5, Rochester; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Frances ZEIGER, Denver, Colo.; and Mrs. Joseph (Virginia) TRIPPEL, Mishawaka; three brothers, Louis [ZEIGER], Mishawaka; Richard [ZEIGER], Bremen; and John [ZEIGER], Plymouth.  A daughter, Mary [ZEIGER], a sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday 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. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  The Rosary will be receited at   7:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, September 30, 1982

 

Glenn P. Denton

Glenn P. DENTON, 78, Inverness, Fla., formerly of Mentone, died Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. in an Inverness hospital.  He had been in ill health for some time.

He was born April 3, 1904 in Huntngton to Frank and Dora DENTON.  He had lived in Inverness for 12 years after retiring from ownership and operation of the Denton Drug Store in Mentone for many years.  He was married to Louise BARTEL, who survives.  There are no other survivors.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, October 1, 1982

 

Della C. Samuels

Word has been received of the death of Della CLARK SAMUELS, 65, Tempe, Ariz., a former Rochester resident who had been living in Arizona the past 35 years.

She was bor June 16, 1917 near Sullivan, Ind.  While living in Rochester, she was employed by Mr. and Mrs. Fred MITCHELL and attended the First Baptist church of Rochester.

Surviving with her husband, Ivan SAMUELS, are two sons, Larry [SAMUELS], California; and Carl [SAMUELS], Tempe, Ariz.; a sister, Delma [SAMUELS], South Bend and a half-brother, Ray [SAMUELS].

Services were held Thursday and burial was in Tempe.
John H. Smith

John H. SMITH, 68, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 1:24 p.m. Thursday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 13, 1913 in Royal Center to Anthony and Nora May SPENCER SMITH.  He married Golda KIRK in Fulton on April 1, 1935; she survives.  He was a farmer and a member of the Logansport Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Howard D. SMITH, Rt. 2, Kewanna; a daughter, Jean Ann SUMMERS, Logansport; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hazel SHERRILL, Logansport; Betty WHITE, Elkhart; and Merle DECKARD, Illinois.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and prior to the services Saturday.  Eagles services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, Ocrober 2, 1982

 

Grace A. Reinhold

Grace A. REINHOLD, 86, Rt. 1, Winamac, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born Sept. 1, 1896, in Fulton County to William and Mary (OLE) HASSENPLUG, she had lived most of her life in this area.  On April 30, 1924, she married Clarence REINHOLD in Winamac.  She was a member of the Riverbank E.U.B. Church and had attended Community Baptist Church.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mary HAMMOND, Rensselaer, and Mrs. Florence JOHN, Greentown; sons, Elden [REINHOLD), South Bend, Clair [REINHOLD], Winamac, Donald [REINHOLD], Winamac, Marion [REINHOLD], Monticello; twelve grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter and a brother.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Revs. Keith SMITLEY and Donald NORRICK officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Monterey.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Monday, October 4, 1982

 

Clarence J. Archambeault

Clarence J. “Shorty” ARCHAMBEAULT, 74, Bourbon, died at 3 p.m. Saturday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 24, 1908 in Mishawaka to Octave and Ida McWILLIAMS ARCHAMBEAULT.  He lived in Bourbon four years, moving from Argos where he had lived since 1915.  He was married Dec. 1, 1933 in Columbia City to Marie HALLER, who survives.  He was a retired block mason and a five-year employee of the Town of Argos.

Surviving with he wife are four daughters, Mrs. George MARKS, Bourbon; Mrs. Claude RATLIFF, Falls Church, Va.; Anel THOMPSON, Argos; and Mrs. John HARLEY, South Bend; a son, John [ARCHAMBEAULT], Arkgos; fourteen grandchildren; four sisters, Lillian CHAPIN, Huntington; Violet HERRIN, Argos; Marguerite HIGGINBOTHAM, South Bend; and Virginia THOMAS, Mentone; and a brother, Jack [ARCHAMBEAULT], Bourbon.  A daughter, Deloris GORDON, and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos 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. today, and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, October 5, 1982

 

Arline B. Myers

Arline B. MYERS, 86, formerly of 118 W. 10th St., died at 7:55 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she was a patient for three weeks.  She had been in failing health for two years.

She was born July 3, 1896 in Rochester to Frank and Nettie HOLLOWAY LOWMAN and had resided most of her life in the Rochester community.  She was married Nov. 5, [1915] in Rochester to Ray E. MYERS, who died April 18, 1969.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she had been pianist and organist for over 30 years.  She also was a member of the Ladies Bible Class and the Women’s Missionary Society of the church, the Froebel Club, the Fulton County Chorus and the McKinley Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Otto (Joan) BLACKETOR, Rochester; a son, John W. “Bill” MYERS, Rochester; four grandchildren - Brett, Raynee and John MYERS, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Lee (Linda) RENO, Indianapolis - two great-granddaughters, Julie and Jennifer RENO, Indianapolis; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Raymond (Anna) McVAY, Rochester.  Preceding in death were two sons.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. Fred KUEBLER and Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Mary F. Fear

Mary Frances FEAR, 55, Argos, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth following a lengthy illness.

She was born March 18, 1927 in Indianapolis to John and Barbara BURKET BALES.  She was married Dec. 21, 1947 in Argos to Wayne “Jack” FEAR, who died March 1, 1982.  She was a lifetime resident of Argos and was employed by the Young Door Co., Plymouth.

Surviving are a daughter, Janice Louise BROWN, Argos; a granddaughter, Jacklyn Dawn BROWN, Argos; two sisters, Virginia TAYLOR, Lincoln Park, Mich., and Marjorie CHOWNING, San Diego, Calif.; a brother, John BALES, Holtville, Calif.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Plymouth, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Raymond BALZER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from   4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday.

 

Ersa G. Berendes

Ersa G. BERENDES, 89, Rt. 3, Plymouth, died at 7 p.m. Monday in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth following a lengthy illness.

She was born March 9, 1893 in Marshall County to Edward and Flora DAWSON JOHNSON.  She had lived in Plymouth for 30 years, moving from Argos.  She was married Jan. 24, 1912 in Argos to Charles Albert GARVER, who died in 1938.  She was married in July 1951 to Phil BERENDES, who died in 1969.  She was a member of the Pretty Lake United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harley (Evelyn) REICHARD, Rt., 3, Plymouth; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel COOPER, Tippecanoe, and Dorothy NORTH, Argos.  A son, Raymond [BERENDES], and a daughter, Violet [BERENDES], 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 Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday.

 

Emmitt L. Messer

Emmitt L. MESSER, 37, Akron, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital of a coronary attack.

He was born Jan. 22, 1945 in Moorehead, Ky., to Everett and Marie JOHNSON MESSER.  He was married in 1961 to Nita NORMAN, who survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Robert, Michael, David and Norman [MESSER] all at home; two brothers, James [MESSER], Knox, and Everett [MESSER], Delong; seven sisters, Mrs. Junior (Phyllis) HAYES, Mrs. Junior (Mary) PENCE, and Mrs. Lonzo (Jenny) McGLONE, all of Kentucky; Mrs. Junior (Minerva) MILEY, Bremen; Mrs. Elmo (Janie) DRAKE, Leiters Ford; Mrs. Robert (Sandra) THOMPSON and Mrs. Thurman (Ina) HAMM, both of Delong.

The body will be cremated.  Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Culver Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. John BLACKBURN officiating.  There will be no visititation.  Haupert Funeral Home is in charge of arranements.
Wednesday, October 6, 1982

 

Marjory E. Runkle

Marjory E. RUNKLE, 61, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital from an apparent coronary attack.

She was born Sept. 19, 1921 in Rochester to Rudolph and Minnie FENTERS SEE.  She was a lifetime resident of this area.  She married Charles RUNKLE in Mexico, Ind., in 1941; he survives.  She was a member of the Macy Christian Church, the Miami County Home Ec. Club and the Macy Mothers Club.

Surviving with the husband are five sons, Terry and Alan [RUNKLE], Texas; Randy [RUNKLE], Rt. 2, Macy; Robert [RUNKLE], Lagro; and Richie [RUNKLE], at home; and eleven grandchildren.  A brother and two grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Macy Christian Church with the Revs. David SMITH and William SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call afteer 2 p.m. Thursday and before noon Friday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron.  There will also be visitation at the church an hour prior to the services.

 

Thursday, October 7, 1982

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, October 8, 1982

 

Belle L. Ewen

Belle L. EWEN, 79, a former Rochester resident who resided in Kokomo, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Kokomo.

She was born Aug. 13, 1903 in Fulton County to Jacob and Lillie POWNALL BRUBAKER.  She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church in Kokomo, the Kings Sons and Daughter Sunday School class and the Women’s Society of Christian Services.

Surviving are two daughters, Blanche COOKSEY, Kokomo; and Donnabelle SLAYBAUGH, Kokomo; two sisters, Cora LAKE, Argos, and Gail DAVIS, Kokome; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildre.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Main Street United Methodist Church, Kokomo, with the Rev. Harold LEININGER officiating.  Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo, and at the church an hour prior to the services.

 

Saturday, October 9, 1982 to Monday, October 11, 1982

 

[no obits]
Tuesday, October 12, 1982

 

Errett Jim See

Errett Jim SEE, 70, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 7:10 p.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 29, 1912 in Miami County to Carey Benjamin and Cora Olive COVER SEE.  His first marriage was to Laura Louise BERGER on Sept. 10, 1931; she died Feb. 1, 1970.  His second marriage was to Lucie M. SEE on March 17, 1971; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and attended the Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Joan CORRELL, Perrysburg; Donna SPARKS, Rochester, and Marcia KAHLER, Russiaville; four sons, James E., Glenn and Richard [SEE], all of Rochester, and Ronald [SEE], Rt. 1, Macy; thirteen grandchildren; two step-children; six step-grandchildren; two sisters, Verna TILLETT, Peru, and Dessie BELLENDIR, Chicago.  Three daughters, two grandchildren, eight brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery.  Friends may call after      2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Crescent Michelle Johnson

Crescent Michelle JOHNSON, 8, of 1214 Wabash Ave., died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.  She had been in failing health the past four years.

She was born in Rochester on March 21, 1974.  Her parents were Richard A. and Kathy JOHNSON HUDKINS.  She attended the First Baptist Church of Rochester and Webster Elementary School in Plymouth.

Surviving with her parents are a sister, Rebecca HUDKINS, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Billy JOHNSON, Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. HUDKINS, Rt. 3, Rochester; maternal great-grandmother, Vela THOMPSON, Sulligent, Ala.; paternal great-grandmother, Mildred HUDKINS, Rt. 3, Rochester; and aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and an hour prior to the services Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 13, 1982

Lula M. Rowe

Lula M. ROWE, 96, formerly of 506 Ohio St., died at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin, where she had resided for two years.

She was born Nov. 10, 1885 in Arcola, Mo., to Robert and Frances MURPHY and moved to Rochester in 1927 from Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Her first marriage was to David PATTERSON and her second marriage was to Fred ROWE; both preceded in death.  A former school teacher, she was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church and the Rochester Eastern Star (past matron).  She was a former member of Evergreen Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Maree WIRT, Hollywood, Calif.; a son, Cecil M. PATTERSON, Rochester; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Mrs. Al (Eva) MATHISEN and Mrs. Edward (Dora) SHEWMAN, both of Akron, and Mrs. Joseph (Josephine) McCONNELL, Scottsdale, Ariz.; seven step-grandchildren, and nine step-great-grandchilodren.  A sister, a brother, and a step-son, Dr. Howard ROWE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until noon Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, where Eastern Star memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  Friends also may call at the church for an hour before services.

 

Thursday, October 14, 1982

 

Herbert V. Schoen

Herbert V. SCHOEN, 70, of Spokane, Wash., died in his home Wednesday of a heart attack.

Born March 31, 1912, in Macy to George and Georgia SCHOEN, he had lived in Spokane, where he managed the Pacific Finance Company office for 36 years.  He was married to Betty BLACK.

A member of the Moose and Elks Lodge in Spokane, he was also a Mason and a veteran of the U.S. Army, in which he served as a 1st Lt. during the Second World War.

He leaves his wife, Spokane; sisters Helen LOUGH of Logansport and Georgina EMMONS of Milwaukee, Wis.; and brother Robert SCHOEN of Rochester.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel Flowers Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane.  Burial will be inFairmount Memorial Park, Spokane.

 

Delbert Taylor

Delbert TAYLOR, 82, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 10:57 p.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

He was born Oct. 22, 1899 in Fulton County and lived his entire life in the Mentone area.  He married Maysel WARREN in 1951; she died in 1963.  He was retired from the Gatke Corporation in Warsaw.

Surviving are two sisters, Ima TAYLOR, Mentone; and Ila ELKINS, Tippecanoe.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Brother Billy STEELE officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, [southwest] of Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.
Friday, October 15, 1982

 

Josephine Migonis

Josephine MIGONIS, 70, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 4:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted Thursday.  She had been in failing health for a number of years.

She was born Feb. 27, 1912 in Chicago to John and Sophia ROUDEN and moved to Rochester from Chicago 10 years ago.  She was married April 15, 1940 in Chicago to George MIGONIS, who survives.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Thomas and Richard [MIGONIS], both of Rt. 4, Rochester, and Harry [MIGONIS], Burr Ridge, Ill.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine POTIS, Cicero, Ill., and Patricia DARGAS, Fulton.  Five sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Ann’s Cemetery in Kewanna.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, October 16, 1982

 

Jerald J. French

Jerald Jerome FRENCH, 45, Kewanna, died Friday at 9:56 a.m. in Pulaski County Hospital at Winamac.

He was born Feb. 18, 1937 in Centralia, Ill., to Russell and Bonnie PFAFF FRENCH.  He was married to Nancy INGRAM on Feb. 20, 1959 in Bunker Hill.  He was a retired warehouse foreman at Ralph David Electric in Logansport and formerly was employed at Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna.  He was a member of the Kewanna Fire Department, United Methodist Church in Centralia, and was past president of the Kewanna Progressive Association.  He served in the U.S. Air Force.

Surviving are the wife; the step-mother, Irene FRENCH, Centralia; three sons, Russell and James [FRENCH], both of Kewanna, and Robert [FRENCH], at home; three daughters, Michele and Jean [FRENCH], both at home; Mrs. Kris HALL, Akron; two half-sisters, Annabelle BURTON, Manteno, Ill., and Sherrie NAPIER, East Alton, Ill.; three step-brothers, Richard ROSE, Moline, Ill.; Bob ROSE, Centralia, and Alan ROSE, East St. Louis, Ill.  The father and a half-brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna with the Rev. Neil MILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna  I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Military graveside services will be conducted.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Harold Pinder

Harold PINDER, 70, 448 S. Ohio St., Culver, died Friday at 11:35 a.m. at his home after a six-month illness.

Born Dec. 7, 1911, in Cass County, he was the son of Edward and Emma MEYERS PINDER and had lived in Culver nine years, moving from Kewanna.  He was employed at Pinder’s restauran in Culver.

His marriage was Oct. 20, 1934, at Kewanna to Fay KOENIG, who survives.  Mr. Pinder was a member of the Logansport Eagles lodge and of the VFW Fathers Auxiliary of Kewanna.

Also surviving are five sons, Edward and David [PINDER], both of Culver; Richard [PINDER], Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Robeert [PINDER], Kewanna,a nd Jerry [PINDER], Plymouth; three sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Eileen) GUY and Mrs. Thelma BABBE, both of Hemet, Cal., and Mrs. Ora (Ruby) GREER, Twelve Mile, and nineteen grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Rites will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver with the Rev. Matthew KAFKA officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Kewanna.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, October 18, 1982

 

Helen Hess

Helen HESS, 68, Rt. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly at her home at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

She was born June 24, 1914 in South Chicago, Ill., to Amos and Mae KNEPPER BOUVIE and moved here 36 years ago from Valparaiso.  She was married in East Gary in 1933 to George Russell HESS, who died May 16, 1946.  A former employee of Topps Garment Co., she was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, the advisory board of the Prill School Association, the Quilting Club, the Golden Agers, the Do-Nothing Club and the Patriotic Club.

Surviving are a son, George “Ed” HESS, Roanoke; a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Dora Mae) QUINN, Walton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Charmaine) REINERT, Valparaiso.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Don REITER officiating, assisted by the Rev. Junior BOSE.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and   7 to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, and at the church for one hour before services.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Prill School Association or the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

 

Esther M. Markley

Esther May MARKLEY, 71, Mentone, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home at Warsaw.  She had been ill for several years.

She was born Aug. 8, 1911 in Chicago to Clyde and Bertha CREAKBAUM REED.  She was married Oct. 17, 1936 to Harold MARKLEY, who survives.  She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist Church and previous to her illness, had owned and operated the Markley Greenhouse in Mentone.  She was a former matron of the Mentone Eastern Star and was a member of the Jolly Jane Home Ec Club in Mentone.

Surviving with the husband are a son, LeRoy [MARKLEY], Wawaka, Ind.; a niece, and three nephews.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. Ken MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.


 

Rolland R. Smith

Rolland R. SMITH, 89, of 217 E. Ninth St., died this morning at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver.  He was a former Livestock dealer.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Tuesday, October 19, 1982

 

Rolland R. Smith

Services for Rolland R. SMITH, 89, of 217 E. Ninth St., will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with graveside rites by the American Legion and VFW.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Smith died at 9:15 a.m. Monday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home at Culver following an illness of several years.

He was born Nov. 5, 1892 to Henry and Eunice SMITH and was lifelong resident of Fulton County.  He was married in Winamac to Edna S. CLEMANS, who died May 27, 1972.  A retired livestock dealer, he was a member of the Church of God, American Legion, World War I Barracks and the Eagles Lodge.  He served overseas during World War I and received the Purple Heart medal.

Surviving are a son, Robert M. SMITH, Rochester; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cecile RHODES, Bruce Lake Station.

 

Carl M. Zinn

Carl M. ZINN, 72, Lincoln Park, Mich., died Sunday at the Beverly Manor Nursing Home in Lincoln Park.

He was born Aug. 22, 1910 in Ritchie County, W. Va., to Felix and Cora HUSK ZINN.  He moved from Hammond to Michigan in 1942 and was a retired employee of Process Industries, Detroit, Mich.

Surviving with the wife, Marbye [ZINN], are a sister, Mrs. T.K. (Magdoline) RICHTER, Plymouth; two brothers, Theodore ZINN, Argos, and Rex ZINN, Largo, Fla.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Kenneth YINGST officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the services Thursday.

 

Wednesday, October 20, 1982

 

[no obits]
Thursday, October 21, 1982

 

John F. Smith

John F. SMITH, 73, of 501 Clayton Ave., died at 2 a.m. today at St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient the past 1 1/2 weeks.

He was born March 29, 1909 in Starke County and lived most of his life in the Rochester area.  He married Edna E. CHEEK in Rochester on Sept. 3, 1952; she survives.  He was a former employee of the Kingsbury Ordinance Plant and retired in 1974 from Chamberlin Products, Akron.  He was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Pat HENSLEY, Tippecanoe; and Barbara, Thelma and Joyce, whose last names and addresses were not available a son, John SMITH, address not available; four step-daughters, Mrs. Charles (Cleda) JANKE, Mrs. Ray (Lee) CROOK and Mae STOCKDALE, all of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Max (Faye) GRUBBS, Warsaw; a step-son, James MOONEY, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Emma VANDERPOOL, Michigan City; six brothers, Louis [SMITH], Knox; Henry [SMITH], Warsaw; Clarence [SMITH], Mishawaka; and Herman, Bernie and George [SMITH], all of Michigan City.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Don REITTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizen’s Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the services Saturday.

 

Friday, October 22, 1982

 

Patricia Warran

Pat WARRAN, 47, of 1501 Bancroft Ave., Died at 10:15 a.m. today.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Noreen Van Cleave

Noreen Van CLEAVE, 71, Birmingham, Mich., formerly of Gilead, died in Birmingham, Wednesday.

She was born Oct. 15, 1907 in Miami County to Joseph L. and Kezzie HUNTER Van CLEAVE.  She graduated from Gilead High School, International Business College in Fort Wayne and Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.  She was a retired secretary for Henny-Mack Motors in Detroit and was a retired English teacher in Detroit Public Schools.  She was a well-known musician in northern Indiana in the late 1920s and 1930s.

Surviving are a brother, J. Marvin [Van CLEAVE], Warsaw, and a sister, Beulah A. CAMPBELL, Rochester, Mich.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grandstaff Funeral Home at Roann and burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
Saturday, October 23, 1982

 

Patricia Warran

Services will be Sunday for Patricia “Pat” WARRAN, 46, of 1501 Bancroft Ave., who died at 10:15 a.m. Friday.  She had been in failing health the past five years.

She was born Sept. 16, 1936 in Monterey to Virgil and Johanna SLONAKER WARRAN.  She had lived here the past 36 years, moving from Plymouth.  She was a 1955 Rochester High School graduate, a member of the Rochester Church of God and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Moose.

Surviving are her mother, a sister, Mrs. Jack (Wanda) SUMPTER, Rochester; four nephews, Virgil, Curtis, Jack and Fred SUMPTER; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Her father died in 1955.

Services will be at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Lake Bruce Cemetery.  Friends may call from           4 to 9 p.m. today and from 3 a.m. until the services Sunday.

 

Bertha M. Ball

Bertha M. BALL, 79, formerly of 418 W. Seventh St., died at 1:18 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born July 26, 1903 in Roth, N.D., to John and Elizabeth MARTIN DIXON.  She lived here the past 28 years, moving from Kewanna.  She married Harry E. BALL in Bottineau, N.D. on Nov. 23, 1921; he died Oct. 2, 1969.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church, a former member of the Women’s Society of Christian Services in Kewanna, and was active in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Rochester.

Survivng are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Blanche) TOWNE Jr., Rochester; three grandchildren, Mrs. John (Melody) ALLISON, Lansing, Ill.; Harry TOWNE, Elkhart; and Steven TOWNE, Plymouth; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Myrtle QUINN, Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Ole (Margaret) SATHER Jr., Bottineau, N.D.; and a brother, Thomas DIXON, Cotati, Calif.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. Sam CARLTON and F.G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the services Sunday.

 

Monday, October 25, 1982

 

John Bringham

Word has been received of the death of John BRINGHAM, 80, Fort Wayne, formerly of Rochester and South Bend.  He died Oct. 14 in Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.  As a young man, he lived on Main Street in Rochester.

Mr. Bringham was born Sept. 12, 1902 in Fayette County.  He was married Dec. 28, 1929 in Plymouth to Aurel HODGES, who survives.  Also surviving are nieces and nephews.  Mr. Bringham retired in 1967 after 39 years of service with the Sun Oil Co.

Services were last Monday in South Bend and burial was in Southlawn Cemetery at South Bend.
George O. Kline

George O. KLINE, 74, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at his home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

He was born Jan. 1, 1908 in Huntington County to Peter and Amanda GOODMILLER KLINE and moved to his present address from Kokomo 10 years ago.  He was married Nov. 27, 1933 i Nix Steelement, Ind., to Marie Magdeline AMICK, who survives.  He was a retired production supervisor and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Bruce Lake Conservation Club.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Father Charles KLINE, Anderson; Paul KLINE, Milwaukee, and Patrick KLINE, Kokomo; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; three brothers, William [KLINE], Roanoke; Emmanuel [KLINE], Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Charles [KLINE], Wabash; and a sister, Letha KARST, Huntington.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Charles KLINE officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery at Nix Settlement.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday; the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Bernard G. Eller

Bernard G. ELLER, 63, of 514 Allen Drive, Sweetser, Ind., died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital.

He was born in Grant County and resided most of his life there.  He was employed by the Sweetser Telephone Co.  He attended the Stwetser United Methodist Church and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rotary Club and Odd Fellows of Rochester.  He lived in Rochester for seven years and was owner of Culligan Soft Water at that time.

Surviving are the wife, Joan [ELLER]; a son, Ted [ELLER], Indianapolis; four daughters, Toni ELLER, Jensen Beach, Fla.; Nikki ELLER, Indianapolis; Kay ELLER and Mrs. Randy (Sue) KAMP, both of Rochester; two granddaughters; three sisters, Marthabelle KENDALL and Mrs. Sam (Wilma) CAIN, both of Sweetser, and Mrs. Howard (Vivian) ZELT, Anaheim, Calif.; and a brother, L.E. ELLER, Swayzee, Ind.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Larrison Funeral Home on Indiana 18 in Converse, Ind.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Sweetser United Methodist church or the Manitou Training Center of Rochester.

 

Joel G. Weir

Joel G. WEIR, 61, Fishers, Ind., died in St. Vincent’s Hospice in Indianapolis Sunday.

He was born in Fulton County to Harold and Anna KERLER WEIR on Jan. 4, 1921.  He was employed by Naval Avionics for 30 years, retiring in 1976.  He was a member of the Fishers United Methodist Church.

Surviving are the wife, Lois TURNER WEIR; three daughters, Kathryn SJOTHUN, Louisville, Ind.; Barbara WEIR, Indianapolis, and Sarah LAND, Durham, N.C.; a son, Tom [WEIR], Cicero, Ind.; a grandson; and an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Howard WEIR, Rochester.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Fishers United Methodist Church.  There will be no visitation.  The family requests memorials be made to the church or St. Vincent’s Hospice.  The Coaltrin-Randall and Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville is in charge of arranements.
Tuesday, October 26, 1982

 

Rev. Clyde R. Walters

The Rev. Clyde R. WALTERS, 95, formerly of Barrett Road, died following a short illness at 6:20 p.m. Monday at the Health Care Center of the Grace Village Retirement Center, Winona Lake.

He was born Sept. 6, 1887 in Fulton County to John W. and Lou Etta ALEXANDER WALTERS.  He was married Dec. 25, 1910 in Rochester to Edith V. MOON; she died Sept. 4, 1979.  He was a 1905 graduate of Richland Center High School and attended Rochester Normal College.  He entered the ministry of the Trinity United Methodist Church in 1928.  He served as a minister in Kewanna, Markle, Atlanta, Elberfeld, Lakeville, Royal Center, Bethesda and Linn Grove, Ind., and also in Van Wert, Ohio.  After retiring in 1959, he returned to the ministry in 1962 and served at the Paairie Grove Church in the Logansport District from 1962 to 1966.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Byron (Marie) SHORE, Rochester; and Mrs. George (Dorothy) CUMBERLAND, Warsaw; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandcaughters and a great-great-grandson.  Two sisters, a brother and a grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY and Dr. A. Hunter COLPITTS officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center 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 services.  Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grace Village Retirement Center with the Rev. Lamar IMES officiating.

 

Wednesday, October 27, 1982

 

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Thursday, October 28, 1982

 

Carl D. Moss

Carl David MOSS, 67, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 9:23 p.m. Wednesday in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at Lafayette.

He was born in Cass County Sept. 28, 1915 to David and Estella May BEAMER MOSS.  He was marrid to Zella L. ULERICK Jan. 25, 1936 in Fulton; she survives.  He was a retired businessman and farmer at Twelve Mile, founding Moss Fertilizer in 1957 and retiring in 1978.  He was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are three children, Betty KLINE, Logansport; Gene MOSS,    Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, and Dick MOSS, Rt. 3, Peru; eight grandchildren; a sister, Hazel PEIRSON, Marsailles, Ill.; two brothers, Raymond MOSS, Logansport, and Leroy MOSS Aubursn.

Sevices will be at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. John PATTISON officiating.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Cass County Heart and Kidney Fund.
Catherine M. Blacketor

Catherine M. BLACKETOR, 84, died Wednesday evening at St. Joseph Hospital in Ft. Wayne of heart trouble.  Born Feb. 27, 1898, in Converse, Ind., to John and Matilda MACKEY CLAREY, she had lived in Churubusco since 1967.

On Dec. 28, 1917, she married Paul S. BLACKETOR who preceded her in death in 1965.  She had worked Kitchen Aid and during WWII had worked for General Electric in Ft. Wayne.

A member of the St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Rosary Solidity and the Smith Township Homemakers Club, she was also a member of the Young at Heart Club and the Young at Heart Club Symphony Band.

Mrs. Blacetor is survived by a daugher, Mrs. Paulana KIRTLEY of Churubusco, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  A son, Gordon [BLACKETOR], preceded her in death in 1980.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Friday at the Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco.  A Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Huntington Catholic Cemetery.

 

Friday, October 29, 1982

 

J. Pearl Woodcock

J. Pearl WOODCOCK, 79, Rt. 2, (Colonial Court), Argos, died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend following a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 30, 1902 near Argos to Elic and Alta SPITZER LOW.  She married T. Scott WOODCOCK on May 17, 1928 in LaPorte; he died May 30, 1977.  She lived most of her life in the Argos community.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Joan) DRAIN, South Bend; Mrs. Byron (Carol) SHERWOOD, Dayton, Ohio; and Mrs. David (Ruth) FLENTGE, Carpentersville, Ill.; six grandchildren; two brothers, Herb LOW, Niles, Mich.; and Frank LOW, South Bend.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, west of Argos.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today; from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until the services Sunday.

 

Doyt C. Johnson

Doyt Clifford JOHNSON, 85, Ohio City, Ohio, was dead on arrival Thursday at 11:50 a.m. at Van Wert County Hospital.  He died from injuries suffered in a two-car accident 10 miles south of Van Wert.

He was born May 24, 1897 in Van Wert County to Thomas and Elizabeth HERTEL JOHNSON.  He was a retired employee of Sears Roebuck and Co., Fort Wayne.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude STEMEN JOHNSON, who was injured in the accident; a son, Dennis JOHNSON, Van Wert; a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Sibyl) BARDSLEY, Rochester; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray JOHNSON, Ohio City; and two sisters, Lola BARBER, Dayton, Ohio, and Mae SMITH, California.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cowan and Son Funeral Home in Van Wert with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, October 30, 1982

 

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Monday, November 1, 1982

 

Bessie Barkman

Bessie (BEEHLER) BARKMAN, 90, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester, who had resided for four years at Fountainview Nursing Home in Elkhart, died there at 6:35 p.m. Sunday.

She was born July 24, 1892 in Rochester to David and Emma MILLER BEEHLER.  She had resided most of her life in Fulton County, except for 10 years in Elkhart.  She was married in 1954 to Charles R. BARKMAN, who died April 17, 1971.  She was a member of the Whippoorwill Community Church.

Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Charles (Joan) MANN, Elkhart, and Mrs. Charles (Jean) CLICK, Niles, Mich.; three nephews, James E. STONE, Elkhart; Robert STONE, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Richard STONE, South Bend.  A sister, Esther STONE, died in 1971.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph B. MAYHEW officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Tuesday, November 2, 1982

 

Kenneth Fudge

Kenneth FUDGE, 68, of Princess Lake and Ninevah, Ind., and Fort Myers, Fla., brother of Mrs. Denzel (Ruth) PRICE of Rochester, died Monday afternoon in Johnson County Memorial Hospital at Franklin.  He had been a patient four days and had been ill for three years.

He was born Feb. 22, 1914 in Randolph County, Ind., to Earl and Opal FUDGE.  He was married June 16, 1937 to Frances GREENE, who died April 29, 1966.  On June 16, 1972, he was married to Ruth COUGILL, who survives.  He retired in 1971 after 33 years’ service as a Greyhound bus driver.  He was a graduate of Lynn, Ind., High School and a member of the Lynn Christian Church.

Surviving with the wife and sister are a son, Jerry FUDGE, Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Janice) EBERG, Indianapolis; two step-daughters, Mrs. Norbert (Pam) HARTMANN, Augusta, Ga., and Carolyn COUGILL, Kokomo; two grandchildren; and a step-grandson.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin with Dr. Charles LAKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Ninevah Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.
Elbert V. Mort

Elbert V. MORT, 78, Rt. 1, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 6:19 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had lived at Lake Manitou for 15 years, moving there from Peru.

He was born in Miami County March 20, 1904 to George W. and Dora BOHN MORT.  He was married July 10, 1927 to Ida M. “Sally” LANGDON, who survives.  He was retired from the C&O Railroad and was a member of the First Christian Church in Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Dorothy LISE, Peru, and three grandchildren.

The body will be cremated; there will be no visitation.  Memorial services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.  The Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home in Peru is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, November 3, 1982

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, November 4, 1982

 

Helen V. Reiter

Miss Helen V. REITER, 92, formerly of 926 Jefferson St., died Wednesday morning at Woodlawn Hospital.

Born Jan. 5, 1890, in Lacon, Ill., to Henry and Helen (KEELY) REITER, she had lived in Rochester since 1897.  A member of the First United Presbyterian church of Rochester, she was a retired pianist.

She leaves two nieces.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Peter PASCOE officiating.  Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday and from        9 a.m. until the hour of service.

 

Friday, November 5, 1982

 

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Saturday, November 6, 1982

 

Effie L. Graham

Effie L. GRAHAM, 80, 114 W. 12th St., died at 2:20 p.m. Friday at Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital where she had been admitted Oct. 14.

She was born Sept. 24, 1902 in Fulton County to Ed and Mary GUGLE BURTON, and lived her entire life in this area.  She was married to Frank J. GRAHAM on Dec. 24, 1921 in Fulton; he died April 7, 1971.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, the Rochester Women’s Club and The Birthday Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. Frank (Virginia) PIERCE, Fort Wayne; and Mrs. Willis E. (Phyllis) NICKELL, Clarksville, Ind.; four grandchildre and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at 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 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and on Monday from 9 a.m. until the service.  Memorials may be made to the Grace United Mathodist Church.

 

Monday, November 8, 1982

 

Maxine J. Flynn

Maxine J. FLYNN, 66, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at her residence.  She had been in failing health the past three months.

She was born Oct. 22, 1916 in Hendersonville, Tenn., and lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She married David M. FLYNN in Rochester on Nov. 4, 1932; he died Oct. 29, 1977.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles Lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rolland (Janice) ROE, Rt. 3, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Betty) GINTHER, Rochester; and Mrs. Purvis (Ada) NORRIS, Walkerton; five brothers, Peter WHITE, Bill BROWN and Jerry BROWN, all of Kokomo; Walter WHITE, Rochester and Robert WHITE, address unknown. A daughter, Patsy J. HOOKS, died in 1974 and two sisters and a brother also preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry BERGMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizen’s Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday an hour prior to the services.

 

James E. Huff

James Edwin HUFF, 88, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 9:35 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks.  Services are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Deloise E. “Dee” Cunningham

Deloise E. “Dee” CUNNINGHAM, 60, of 130 W. Third St., died at 6 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient the past two months.  He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born in Rochester on Oct. 23, 1922 to Edward and Gladys NEWCOMER CUNNINGHAM.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was employed for many years at General Tire in Wabash.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ben (Annabelle) KONIECZNY, LaPorte; a brother, Charles CUNNINGHAM, LaPorte; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale BARDSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the services Wednesday.

 

James L. Duff

James L. DUFF, 72, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 9 p.m. Saturday in his home.

He was born Nov. 29, 1909 in Pleasant Township, Wabash County, to William W. and Millie E. KARN DUFF and was retired from Culver Military Academy.  He also had been employed by the Indiana Department of Highways, the Buckeye Pumping Station, General Tire and Rubber co., and Studebaker Corp.  He was a member of the Fulton County Zion Gospel Church.

Surviving are two sons, Clifford [DUFF], Portage, and Galen [DUFF], Culver; a sister, Mary CRIPE, Wabash; and three grandchildren.  A daughter, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grandstaff Funeral Home at Roann and burial will be in the Laketon Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, November 9, 1982

 

Nelda Rose Smith

Mrs. Nelda Rose SMITH, 67, Rt. 2, Hamlet, a former resident of Rochester, died Monday at 8:20 a.m. in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 18, 1915, in LaPorte County, she had resided in Hamlet the past three years after moving from Rochester.  Her marriage was Feb. 21, 1929, at Wanatah, to Louis E. SMITH, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Leonard [SMITH], South Bend, and William [SMITH], at home four daughters, Mrs. Mary KEEN, Hamlet, and Mrs. Helen CHAMBERS, Mrs. Mildred COLDIRON and Mrs. Judy WISEMAN, all of Knox; twenty-five grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.

Last rites will be Wednesday at noon, Rochester time, at the Rannells funeral home in Hamlet with the Rev. Robert KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Hanna cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home betwee 5-8 p.m., Rochester time, today.
Dean O. Neff

Dean O. NEFF, an inventor and a former Rochester postmaster and Fulton County Republican chairman, died at 3 p.m. Monday in South Bend Memorial Hospital after being in ill health for six months.  Mr. Neff, 90 years of age, resided at 1318 Washington St.

He was born July 27, 1892 in Fulton County to Thomas F. and Alfretta BEERY NEFF and had resided in this county all his life.  He was married Oct. 23, 1915 in Rochester to Esther BROOKER, who died Dec. 25, 1980.

A retired Case Implement dealer, Mr. Neff was employed at the Rochester Post Office from 1952 to 1965, the last 12 years as postmaster.  He was county Republican chairman from 1937 to 1952.

Mr. Neff held two patents on inventions.  Among his inventions were a specialized piece of equipment to facilitate digging of graves, a thatcher for cleaning grass clippings from lawns, and a stationary walking exercise device especially for older people.

Mr. Neff was a 60-year member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge, of which he was a past noble grand, a 35-year member of the Rochester Kiwanis Club, and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Frances COSTA, Rochester, and Mrs. Don (Anna) WINSLOW, Kennett Square, Pa.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Zella SMITH and Zora WILSON, both of Kewanna; a brother, Clyde [NEFF], Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

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 Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  The I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

James E. Huff

Services will be Wednesday for James Edwin HUFF, 88, Rt. 6, Rochester, who died at 9:35 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks.  He had been in failing health the past two years.

He was born Dec. 20, 1893 at Stanton, Ky., to William T. and Nannie CRABTREE HUFF.  He had lived in Fulton County since 1926, moving here from Ohio.  His first marriage was to Margaret MALONEY on Sept. 19, 1919 in Jeffersonville, Ky.; she died June 28, 1931.  He later married Minnie CENTERS; she died in 1940.  He was a retired farmer and World War I Army veteran.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Devon (Bettie) SHUMAN, Rt. 6, Rochester; and Mrs. Richard (Thelma) WARFIELD, Rt. 3, Kewanna; four sons, William V. [HUFF[ and Ova C. HUFF, both of Logansport; James E. HUFF, Dayton, Ohio; and John M. HUFF, Kentucky; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Omar (Ida) PIERATT, Rochester; two brothers, Abraham HUFF, Macy; and Charles HUFF, Kokomo.  A son, four brothers and five sisters preceded in death.

Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizen’s Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today.
Wednesday, November 10, 1982

 

Orpha G. Brower

Orpha G. BROWER, 84, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 4:50 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, where she had lived the past four years.  She was born Nov.25, 1897 in Miami County to Wesley and Bertha DUKES BOWEN.  She married Avery G. BROWER in Perry Township, Miami County, on June 21, 1919.  He died Sept. 17, 1980.

Surviving are three daughters, Mabel PATTY, Royal Center, Lela DEEDS, Rt. 1, Macy; and Vera GREEN, Converse; three sons, Quentin [BROWER], Macy; Berl [BROWER], Roann; and Larry [BROWER], Rt. 2, Macy; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence KINLEY, Akron; Leona HURST, Macy; and Irene SECOR, Akron; two brothers, Oscar BOWEN, Claypool, and Walter BOWEN, Rochester.  A great-grandson and a sister preceded in death.

Services wil be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday 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. Friday.

 

Thursday, November 11, 1982

 

Rachel Fawns

Rachel J. “Ray” FAWNS, 86, Akron, died early this morning at L.P.N. Health Care Facility in Newark, Ohio.

She was born Aug. 10, 1896 in London, England, to Rev. John and Emily NEAL THOMAS.  She lived in Akron since 1950, moving there from Syracuse.  She married Rev. Claude FAWNS on June 6, 1917; he died in January 1981.  She was an accomplished pianist and had taught piano while living in Akron.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church and the National Music Association.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. M.M. (Marjorie) EIKENBERRY, Grandville, Ohio; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildrn; two sisters, Mrs. S.K. (Gwenth) ZARFOSS, Harrisburg, Pa.; and Mrs. Luther (Ruth) GODBE, Oakland, Iowa.

Services are pending at the Haupert Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Friday, November 12, 1982

 

Rachel Fawns

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Akron United Methodist church for Rachel J.  “Ray” FAWNS, 86, Akron, who died Thursday morning at the L.P.N. Health Care Facility in Newark, Ohio.

The Revs. Harold LEININGER and Lamoin HAND will officiate the rites.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Haupert Funeral Home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

A native of London, England and daughter of missionary parents, Mrs. Fawns lived in Seoul, Korea and graduated from high school in Tokyo.  She came to the United States and graduated as a music major from Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky.

She taught music for many years and received a permanent certificate from the Indiana Music Teachers Association.  She also was an accomplished public speaker and spoke at many church functions and meetings of the Indiana Federated Clubs.


 

Ray D. Jones

Ray D. “Casey” JONES, 82, of 317 E. 10th St., formerly of 1015 Jefferson St., died at  5 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph’s Medical Center at South Bend, where he was a patient for 11 days.  He had been in failing health for one year.

He was born Sept. 26, 1900 in the Santa Anna community near Argos to James F. and Sarah A. GUISE JONES.  He had resided most of his life in Fulton County.  His first marriage was to Mildred EASH, who died in 1925.  His second marriage was on Feb. 25, 1939 in Rochester to Mabel C. CRABILL, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Sara) HARMON, Minneapolis, Minn.; two sons, Gerald R. JONES, Allen Park, Mich., and Walden A. “Casey” JONES, Rochester; two step-daughters, Mildred JONES, Culver, and Mrs. Andy (Jean) ANDERSON, Rochester; two step-sons, Edwin BROOKER Jr., Wildwood, Ill., and David BROOKER, Livermore, Calif.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildre; and a sister, Grace COOK, Huntington.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

 

Saturday, November 13, 1982

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, November 15, 1982

 

Guy Thayer

Guy THAYER, 93, Garden Courts East, Plymouth, and a former resident of Argos and Lapaz, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday shortly after admittance to Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

He was born in Marshall County on Sept. 5, 1889 to Andrew J. and Mary WILTFONG THAYER.  He married Martha YEARICK in Lapaz on Jan. 21, 1921; she survives.  He was a former principal and teacher at the Lapaz School; served 19 years as a cashier at the Farmer’s State Bank of Lapaz; and served three terms as Clerk-Treasurer of the town of Argos.  He was a World War I veteran, a member of the Lakeville Masonic Lodge, and the Lakeville Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving with the wife are a son, William G. THAYER, Plymouth; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Two children preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
H. Max Phebus

H. Max PHEBUS, 60, Pierceton, died at 6 a.m. today in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.  He had been in failing health for five years.

He was born in Tippecanoe April 4, 1922 to Howard and Orpha HARLEY PHEBUS.  He had resided in Pierceton since 1950, moving there from Larwill.  He was married to Naomi JONES in 1954; she survives.  He was retired.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in the Philippines.  He was a member of the Pierceton American Legion Post, the Kosciusko County 40&8, the Warsaw VFW, and was retired from the Pierceton Volunteer Fire Department, having served for 17 years.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Michael [PHEBUS], Pierceton; a step-son, Gary BARNES, Columbia City; a step-daughter, Mrs. Richard (Elaine) RIDER, Columbia City; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Foster PHEBUS, Palmdale, Calif., and John PHEBUS, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Kathryn) ELLINGER, Phoenix, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at the Wyman Funeral Home in Pierceton at 2 p.m. Wednesday with   Dr. J. Albert SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippeanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Clay Jones

Clay JONES, 73, Macy, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Kosciusko County Hospital at Warsaw, where he was admittd Nov. 3.  He had been in failing health for six months.

He was born March 30, 1909 in Mount Sterling, Ky., and had lived in Macy 16 years, moving there from Muncie.  He was married to Alberta “Bertie” BOWYER, who survives.  A former truck driver, he was retired from McClain Dray Lines of Muncie.  He was a member of the Macy Christian Church and was an honorary member of the Teamsters Union.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Ronald, Kenneth and Terry [JONES], all of Macy; a step-son, Doug IHNEN, Syracuse; a half-brother, Chester MANNING, Jacksonville, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Macy Christian Church with the Revs. David SMITH and Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Macy Plainview Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday at the church an hour before services.

 

Carroll E. Hammond Jr.

Carroll E. HAMMOND Jr., 57, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Feb. 5, 1925 in Wabash County to Carroll and Berneice CRAIG HAMMOND Sr.  He resided most of his life in the Akron area.  He was married to Dr. Doris NICODEMUS on Aug. 2, 1946; she survives.  He had been a trucker, had worked for R. C. Hoffman Enterprises at Lake Wales, Fla., owned C&D Greenhouse from 1963-1980, and also operated Akron Electric.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Steven [HAMMOND], Akron, and Lyle “Joe” [HAMMOND], Larwill; a sister, Donna BAUMGARTNER, Bremmerton, Wash.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheetz Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  The Rochester American Legion and Manitou VFW will conduct graveside rites.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Edgar L. Sarber

Edgar L. SARBER, 75, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 6:55 a.m. today in Dukes Memorial Hospital at Peru.

He was born in Union Township of Miami County July 7, 1907 to Peter Edgar and Etna FAHL SARBER.  He was married in Waterloo, Ind., June 17, 1933 to Sarah G. LEWELLEN by his brother-in-law, the Rev. Ernest LEWELLEN.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and employee of the Miami County Highway Department, retiring in 1972.  He was a member of the Deedsville United Methodist Church and the Deedsville I.O.O.F.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert L. [SARBER], and Joseph W. [SARBER], both Rt. 1, Macy; six grandchildren a sister, Cleta PEPPERS, Denver, Ind.; four brothers, John [SARBER], Amboy; Jim [SARBER], Logansport; William [SARBER], Rochester, and Ralph [SARBER], Peru.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home at Denver with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, November 16, 1982

 

Lois J. Calhoun

Lois Jean CALHOUN, 49, Rt. 1, Argos, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at University Hospital in Indianapolis where she had undergone surgery on Thursday.

She was born Feb. 9, 1933 at Etna Green to Lester and Edith FLECK DEISCH.  She married Richard E. CALHOUN in Argos on Feb. 2, 1952; he survives.  She actively assisted her husband in his farm operation and was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Richard Lyn CALHOUN, Argos; her mother, Edith DEISCH, Rt. 5, Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Earl (Nedra) LINN, Rt. 5, Rochester; Donna WARGON, Elkhart; Mrs. Clarence (Pauline) SNYDER, Argos; and Mrs. George (Rosemary) HARTLER, Milford; three brothers, Owen DEISCH, Louisville, Ky.; Lester DEISCH, Elkhart, and Jack DEISCH, Walkerton.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Argos United Methodist church wih the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, until 11 a.m. Thursday, and at the church an hour prior to the services.

 

Gale P. DeLon

Gale P. DeLON, 73, Lake Manitou, died very suddenly and unexpectedly Monday evening in Phoenix, Ariz.  He was a retired Indiana State Police trooper.  Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Wilbur Williams

Wilbur WILLIAMS, 82, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 11:01 p.m. Monday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

He was born Oct. 9, 1900, in Royal Center to Charles and Anna WILLIAMS.  He married Mildred KISTLER, in Royal Center, on Sept. 11, 1918; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist church of near Kewanna.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Belva SKINNER, Rt. 1, Kewanna, and Bertha ANTICO, Connersville; three sons, Keith [WILLIAMS], Monon; Glenn [WILLIAMS], Rt. 1, Rochester; and Homer “Gene” [WILLIAMS], Rt. 1, Bunker Hill; twenty grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren.  Two sisters, two brothers and three grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis W. INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Royal Center Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, after 2 p.m. Wednesday and at the church an hour prior to services.  Memorials may be made to the Pleasat Hill United Methodist Church.

 

Wednesday, November 17, 1982

 

Gale P. DeLon

Services will be Saturday for Gale P. DeLON, 74, Rt. 7 (Lake Manitou), Rochester, who died unexpectedly Monday at 7 p.m. in Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born Jan. 16, 1908 in Indiana to Clay and Goldie FORD DeLON.  His first marriage was to Juanita COLE; she died in 1929.  His second marriage was to Alice FARLOW on Oct. 15, 1931; she survives.  He had retired after 20 years service with the Indiana State Police including nine years as commander of the Peru Post.  He worked as a security guard at General Tire Company, Logansort, for eight and one-half years after retiring from the ISP.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Numa DeLON and Phillip DeLON, both of Kokoma; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; [and two sisters, Wilma DONELDSON, Kewanna, and Zazel BADGER, Bradenton, Fla.]

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, November 18, 1982

 

[no obits]
Friday, November 19, 1982

 

Christina J. Sweares and

Deborah Ann Phillips

Christina Jeannette SWEARES, 16, of 222 1/2 E. Third St., Peru, one of two 16-year-old Peru girls killed instantly when their car hit a tree on West River Road in Peru Thursday, will be buried in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Miss Sweares and Deborah Ann PHILLIPS were in a car driven by Barry E. ISBELL, 20, Grissom Air Force Base, when they were killed at 3:55 a.m.

Isbell suffered facial and chest injuries and was taken to Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.  Another passenger, Thomas K. SHROCK, 17, Peru, was take to Indianapolis Methodist Hospital with a broken right leg and head injuries.

A Peru High School student, Miss Sweares was born July 20, 1966 in Florala, Ala., to Kenneth M. SWEARES, Kokomo, and Annette Lee SWEARES, Peru.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Kenneth [SWEARES], of Moab, Utah; four sisters, Lisa Lee SWEARES, Kokomo; Cindy BRUNDAGE, Peru; Brenda SWEARES, Kokomo, and Sherry SWEARES, Peru; the paternal grandmother, Trella SWEARES, Peru; ad the Maternal grandmother, Annie HALLFORD, Crestview, Fla.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home at Peru with the Rev. Randy SMITH officiating.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

John B. Ely

John B. ELY, 70, of 302 Yearick, Argos, died unexpectedly at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.

He was born Dec. 7, 1911 in Chicago to James and Katherine REPP ELY.  He had lived in Argos since 1967, moving there from Monterey.  His first marriage was in Chicago in 1930 to Dorothy JOHNSON; she died in 1970.  He married Neva PRICE in Argos on June 8, 1974; she survives.  He was a retired employee of Culver Military Academy and worked for many years as a mechanic at McKesson Motores, Culver.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Argos.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Kathleen) KLINE, Culver; three sons, John ELY, Rt. 2, Monterey; James ELY, Rt. 2, Argos, and Paul ELY, Clearwater, Fla.; two step-daughters, Bonnie McBRAYER, Griffith, and Adaline WINKLER, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a step-son, George PRICE, Chesterton; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild and four step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the services Saturday.
Otto Bixler

Otto BIXLER, 90, of 801 W. Jackson St., Plymouth, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, after a 12-day illness.

He was born Oct. 20, 1892 in Kewanna to Daniel and Mary COLLINS BIXLER and moved to Plymouth in 1969 from Culver.  He was retired sexton of the Culvber Masonic Cemetery.  He was a member of the Plymouth House of Prayer.  He was married to Mary BRUCE in 1917; she died in 1958.  He married Mary COMPTON in 1959; she preceded in death.

Suviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Deloros) FRANCE, Plymouth, and Mrs. Oren (Eileen) DAWSON, Kokomo; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bonine Funeral Home at Culver with the Rev. Robert SCHULTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Nola M. Nightlinger

Nola M. NIGHTLINGER, 78, a former Rochester and Lake Manitou resident, died Thursday in a nursing home in Arlington,Va.

She was born in Fulton County on June 7, 1904 to Grant and Bertha DONAVON MANNING.  She married Dean NIGHTLINGER on Feb. 17, 1922; he died Feb. 1, 1972.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County except the past 15 years when she resided in Bradenton, Fla.  She had lived with her son Harold in Virginia since April 1981 and had been paralyzed and in a coma since suffering a massive stroke last Jan. 4.

Surviving with her son, Harold J. NIGHTLINGER, are three grandchildren, all of Arlington, Va.; and several cousins in this area.

Servies will be Monday at the Griffith-Klein Funeral Home at Bradenton, Fla.  Burial will be at the manatee Memorial Gardens, Bradenton.

 

Saturday, November 20, 1982

 

Anna K. Upp

Anna Kathryn UPP, 80, formerly of Rochester, who resided at Colonial Crest Apartments in Kokomo, died at 12:45 a.m. today in the Americana Health Care Center in Kokomo.  She had been a patient for three weeks.  She had been in failing health for two years.

She was born Dec. 1, 1901 in Potland to David and Sally Roxanna KARNEY.  She moved to Kokomo from Rochester three years ago.  She was married Dec. 24, 1919 in Portland to Arvil L. UPP, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Anna Marie UPP, Kokomo; two sons, Charles E. UPP, Redwood City, Calif., and David L. UPP, Rochester; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother, Landress KARNEY, Jonesville, Mich.  Three sons, three sisters and a twin-brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Orvel Whitesell

Orvel WHITESELL, 66, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 6:54 p.m. Friday in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth following a heart attack.  He had been ill with a heart condition.

He was born March 30, 1916 in Albion to Gloid and Emma COPELAND WHITESELL and moved from Albion to the Tippecanoe area in 1955.  He was married Jan.11, 1941 to Verna BENSART, who survives.  He was a farmer and had been a carpenter for Secrist Builders for 10 years.  He was a member of the Rochester Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two brothers, Ralph and Richard [WHITESELL], both of Warsaw, and a sister, Betty FOREMAN, Warsaw.

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

 

Monday, November 22, 1982

 

Betty Stackhouse

Betty STACKHOUSE, 62, of 208 S. Olive St., Wakarusa, formerly of Etna Green, died at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Greencroft Nursing Center in Goshen.  She had been in failing health for a year and at the nursing home for 3 1/2 weeks.

She was born March 29, 1920 in Scott Township of Kosciusko County to Oliver and Emma HECKAMAN GEORGE.  She was married to Illo STACKHOUSE Nov. 20, 1938; he died Oct. 2, 1974.  She attended the Wakarusa Missionary Church and had been employed by he Hubbard Hill Retirement Home, retiring 10 months ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Elaine HALL, Logansport, and Mrs. LaMar (Margie) DAVIS, Goshen; a son, Bill [STACKHOUSE], Charlottesville, Va.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildre; three brothers of Nappanee, Verl GEORGE, Forrest GEORGE and Dale GEORGE; three sisters, Mrs. Warren (Marie) SCOTT, South Bend; Mrs. Marvin (Joy) MAST, Goshen, and Mrs. Rex (Marjorie) HIGHT, Benson, Ariz.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Wakarusa Missionary Church with the Revs. Harold KNIGHT and David DYCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Hepton-Union Cemetery southwest of Nappanee.  Friends may call at the Lienhart Funeral Home in Wakarusa from          1 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice Program.

 

Louis E. McHenry

Louis Ernest McHENRY, 82, native of Rochester, died Nov. 14 at South Bend, where he had moved from this city in 1917.  He was a retired machinist.

Surviving are the wife, the former Edith CALVERT; a daughter, Mrs. Kristine NOWACKI, Venice, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Audrey VICTOR, Phoenix, Ariz., and a brother, Cecil [McHENRY], South Bend.  Services and burial were in South Bend.
Marie L. Weaver

Marie L. WEAVER, 90, formerly of Rt. 1, and Jackson Boulevard, Rochester, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Rochester Nursing Home.  She had been ill the past seven years.

She was born Aug. 1, 1892 in St. Louis, Mo., to Martin and Julia BROCKMAN TUOHY.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County, coming her from St. Louis.  She married Arthur W. WEAVER, Sr., on May 4, 1915, in Rochester; he died July 29, 1963.  She had been a piano instructor and was a member of the Rosary Society of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Audrey) MEISER, Rt. 5, Rochester; a son, Arthur L. WEAVER Jr., Rt. 4, Rochestr; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  A gradson, Gary MEISER, died Feb. 19, 1962.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today.

 

Ethel M. Gerlach

Word has been received here of the death Nov. 12, in Winamac of Mrs. Ethel M. GERLACH, 77, Rt. 1, Star City.  Services and burial were in Star City.

Among her survivors are the husband, Edward [GERLACH]; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth DeWITT, Kewanna, and Mrs. Mary Jane FOLEY, Rochester, and five brothers, including Ralph DePOY, Rochester.

 

Tuesday, November 23, 1982

 

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Wednesday, November 24, 1982

 

Elijah William Waymire

Elijah William WAYMIRE, 4-month-old son of Kurt and Brenda SHONK WAYMIRE, died about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born July 24, 1982 in Rochester.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Zachariah [WAYMIRE], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William SHONK, Francesville; the maternal great-grandmother, Arvilla WHETSTONE, Tippecanoe; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon WAYMIRE, Akron; and the paternal great-grandfather, Vern WAYMIRE, Rich Valley, Ind.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Sheetz Funeral Home at Akron with the Rev. Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from      11 a.m. until time of services.

 

Thursday, November 25, 1982

 

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Friday, November 26, 1982

 

Donald McIntire

Donald McINTIRE, 77, of Akron, died Thursday afternoon at the Greenbriar Nursing Home in Indianapolis after a long illness.

Born Feb. 1, 1905, near Akron to William G. and Amanda (SHELBY) McINTIRE, he had resided all his life in the Akron area.  His wife, Mary NELSON, died in 1979.  He was retired from he Fulton County Highway Department. A member of the Akron Masonic Lodge, the American Legion in Rochester and Eagles Lodge No. 852, he was preceded in death by three brothers.

Survivors include five nephews; Bill McINTIRE, Indianapolis; Eugene McINTIRE, Ft. Mills, S.C. Carter McINTIRE, Memphis, Tenn.; Robert McINTIRE, Cincinnati; Richard McINTIRE, Washington, D.C.; and a niece, Marilyn McINTIRE, Elkhart.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Haupert Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.

 

Saturday, November 27, 1982

 

Max C. Koebke

Max Carl KOEBKE, of 1221 Rochester Boulevard, died at 1 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth after a long illness.

Born Sept. 11, 1897, in Kiel, Germany, he had resided in Rochester for the past 14 years.  He was married Nov. 26, 1926, to Helen J. STERN in Wilmette, Ill.  She survives.

He was a salesman for the John Deere company in Plymouth, had owned and operated the Sunoco Service Station on Main St. in Rochester, and was engaged in farming.  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Culver.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Marcella) LEMLER, Culver; Mrs. Don (Irene) ANSEL, Dundee, Ill., and Mrs. Harley (Joan) CAMPBELL, Middletown; and seven grandchildre.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Culver with Pastor Michael SCHEMPF officiating.  Burial will be at the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Trella E. Feidner

Trella E. FEIDNER, 81, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 1:04 p.m. Friday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 10, 1901 in Lucerne to William E. and Molly CRIPES LONGMAN.  She was married March 25, 1922 in Lucerne to Arthur FEIDNER, who died Oct.17, 1975.  She was a member of the Homemaker Club, Republican Club, Garden Club and a member for more than 50 years of the Kewanna Mother’s Club.

Surviving are two sons, Bill [FEIDNER], Michigantown, and Robert [FEIDNER], Rt. 2, Kewanna.

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

Floyd L. TUCKER, 86, Rt. 1, Mentone, died unexpectedly at about 1 a.m. Friday in his home.

He was born Jan. 22, 1896 in Mentone to Charles M. and Susannah EILER TUCKER and had resided all his life in the Mentone ara.  He was married March 28, 1970 to Fro IGO, who died in January 1978.  He was a director for 45 years of the Farmers State Bank in Mentone and was a retired farmer.  He was a 50-year member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge, a member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, was a 50-year member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge, a member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, was a 50-year member of the Knights Templar, and a member of the Mizpah Shrine at Fort Wayne.  He attended the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a foster-daughter, Mrs. Gene (Frances) MARSHALL, Akron; two sisters, Nellie BLUE, Rockord, Ill., and Mary MOLLENHOUR, North Manchester; and a brother, Chauncey [TUCKER], Mentone.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the King Memorial Home in Mentone with Dail LAW officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, November 29, 1982

 

Paul E. Brandt

Paul Eugene BRANDT, 71, Indianapolis, formerly of Denver, Ind., died at 4:35 a.m. Sunday in Winona Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Feb. 7, 1911 in Ohio to Clarence and Lanta WOLFE BRANDT.  He was married to Pauline McHENRY Sept. 8, 1935 in Oak Harbor, Ohio; she survives.  He was a retired supervisor for Allison Division of General Motors in Indianapolis.

Also surviving are two children, Mrs. Beverly RICHARDS, Gand Rapids, Mich., and Stan E. BRANDT, Columbus, Ind.; eight grandchildren; a sister, Irene BENEDICT, Denver; a brother, Waldo BRANDT, Wabash; and a step-brother Elihu DAVISON, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Services will be Thursday (time not determined yet) at McCain Funeral Home in Denver with the Rev. Martin Hare HAEGER officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Denver.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Eldon L. Ault

Eldon L. AULT, 75, formerly of Plymouth, died early Sunday morning of a sudden illness in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Born Aug. 8, 1907 in Fulton county to John and Mary (GILCHRIST) AULT, he had lived in the area all his life.  He married Mildred POLAND on Aug. 28, 1942, in Argos.  A retired electrician, he had also owned the Tri County Insulating Co. in Plymouth.

He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife; brothers Harry [AULT] of Knox and Clarence [AULT] of Argos.  Three brothers had preceded him in death.

The body is being returned to Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, where the arrangements are not yet complete.
Lyon F. Terry

Lyon F. TERRY, a Rochester native who became vice president of the Chase National Bank in New York City, died Nov. 4, at the age of 90 in a nursing home at Allendale, N.J., it was learned here today.

Mr. Terry joined the staff of Chase National Bank in 1936 as its first oil and gas engineer.  He became vice president in 1949.  Following his retirement in 1957, he was engineering consultant for oil and gas in the investment banking firm of Lehman Brothers in New York City until 1967.

Born in Rochester, he graduated from RHS in 1911 and obtaind a degree in engineering from the university of Michigan in 1915, then became a field engineer in Oklahoma and Kansas.

After service with the Army in World War I, he entred the Treasury Department in Washinton, D.C. as an oil and gas engineer.  In 1933 went to Vienna, Austria, to supervise construction of a natural gas pipeline.

In 1963 he was cited for his career accomplishments by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.

He had resided in Ridgewood, N.J., since 1926 and following his retirement had returned to Rochester for visits with childhood friends.

His wife, the former Edna BRUBAKER of Peru, preceded in death in 1977.  Surviving are two daughters, Julia Lee TERRY and Nancy THOMPSON, both of Ridgewood; a sister, Sarah SHIRK, Kentland, Ind., and two grandsons.  Last rites and burial were in Ridgewood.

 

Walter H. Myers

Walter Harold “Germany” MYERS, 75, Chili, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at his home.

He was born March 7, 1907 in Richland Township, Miami County, to Jacob Lincoln and Lizzie KING MYERS.  He was a retired farmer and was retired from Thrush Products in Peru.  He was the Richland Township trustee, having been elected to a second term this month.  He previously served two other terms as trustee.  He was married Oct.6, 1929 in the home of the Rev. C. F. GOLDEN to Esther Marie PAUL, who survives.  He was a member of the Chili Baptist Church and was past master of the Mexico Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Duane (Dana) DAVIS, Rt. 2, Gaston; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Grandstaff Funeral Home, Roann, with the Revs. James LUND and C.W. JOHNSTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

George I. Coplen

George I. COPLEN, 81, of 2333 Kenwood, Fort Wayne, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in Fort Wayne St. Joseph Hospital.  Born Jan. 1, 1901, in Fulton County to Orange Melville and Mary Belle GREGSON COPLEN, he had lived in Fort Wayne since 1924.  He was a welder for General Electric for 36 years and a past officer of the Ft. Wayne Central Labor Council, as well as a Gold Star Bearer of Local 901, IUE.

Surviving are the wife, Geneva FALL, and son, Allen [COPLEN], both of Fort Wayne, brother Ray [COPLEN], Rochester, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude McCALLISTER officiating.  Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery, Ft. Wayne.  The family suggests that memorials be made to the Allen County Lung Association.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.


 

Mildred H. Freisner

Mrs. Mildred H. FRIESNER, 80, Mentone, died Saturday morning at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw after a long illness.

Born Aug. 27, 1902, at Mentone to Charles and Emaline (SHOEMAKER) BLUE, she had lived in the area all her life.  On Oct. 13, 1925, she married Arlo FRIESNER.  She was a cook at the Mentone School and with her husband operated Arlo’s Restaurant in Mentone.  She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church and the Royal Neighbors of America.

Survivors include her husband, Mentone; a daughter, Mrs.Violet STINE of Tucson, Ariz.; son, Max [FRIESNER], Middlepoint; brother Bill BLUE of South Bend; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Bro. P.R. JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the home.

 

Tuesday, November 30, 1982

 

Harvey F. Tomlinson and

Marvin VanMeter

Two Rochester people are dead and two others of the same family are clinging to life in Indianapolis today after being overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning in their home.

Dead are Harvey F. TOMLINSON, 72, Rt. 6, Rochester, and his son-in-law, Marvin VanMETER, and the VanMeters’ 18-year-old son, Bruce [VanMETER].

All four people lived in Tomlinson’s two-story, four-bedroom home 3 1/2 miles southwest of Rochester on County Road 100 West, just south of County Road 300 South.

Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD ruled that Tomlinson and VanMeter died of carvon monoxide poisoning.

State Police Detective Sgt. Donald SMITH and Fulton County Deputy Sheriff Doug KLINE said that the vent pipe on the LP gas furnace in the basement of the house had been partially plugged with a coffee can.

The vent eventually became completely clogged because of soot build-up, sending the orodless, colorless carbon monoxide fumes through the furnace blower system.

Mr. and Mrs. VanMeter were found shortly before noon Monday on the floor of their first floor bedroom.  Tomlinson was found in the bathroom on the first floor.  Bruce VanMeter was found in his upstairs bedroom.

Tomlinson and Marvin VanMeter were dead while Mrs. VanMeter and her son were in a semi-conscious state, the policemen said.

Mrs. VanMeter and her son were rushed by ambulance to Woodlawn Hospital, then taken to the Fulton County Airport where the lifeline Helicopter owned by Indianapolis Methodist Hospital took them to Indianapolis Community Hospital.

The Lifeline Helicopter is a flying ambulance equipped with life support devices and staffed by a doctor and a nurse.  This was the first time that Woodlawn Hospital has used the service, which has been in operation for several years.

The victims were taken to Indianapolis Community Hospital because it has a hyperbaric pressure chamber which is used to draw poisonous gases from the human body.

The fact that Mrs. VanMeter had not appeared for work in two days led to the discovery of the tragedy.

Mrs. VanMeter is employed in the housekeeping department of Woodlawn Hospital.  She


last worked on Thanksgiving Day.  She had Friday and Saturday off and was scheduled to report for work Sunday morning.

She did not arrive for work eigher Sunday or Monday.  Ron THOMPSON, materials manager and head of the housekeeping department, said the staff became concerned Monday because “it was very unlike Dorothy not to show up for work without calling.”

Staff members called a neighbor of the Tomlinson house, Floyd NICKLAUS, and learned that all the cars normally at the house were still there.  Then Thompson telephoned the Fulton County Police Department, at 10:40 a.m.

Deputy Kline was dispatched and went to the Nicklaus house.  The two men then went to the Tomlinson house, where they found the door locked.  Kline forced the door and the two men found the four people.

Sgt. Smith of the State Police arrived shortly afterwards, and the ambulance was summoned.  Thermogas of Rochester was contacted because of the LP gas furnace; Steve CONRAD, manager, and Andrew KAMP, service technician, responded.

Conrad and Kamp discovereed the furnace vent pipe situation.  They told the policemen that the coffee can apparently had been placed in the vent pipe to decrease the amount of heat loss through the pipe.

The coffee can was not quite as large in circumference as the pipe, but over a period of time, soot build-up completely closed off air flow out the pipe and the carbon monoxide was sent throughout the house.

Smith and Klie said it has not been determined just when the four people were overcome.  The last that the officers know that anyone in the house had contact with others was Friday night when both Mr. and Mrs. VanMeter talked on the telephone to neighbors.

The officers also said they do not know why two of the people survived the fumes.  The son Bruce possibly still is alive bacause of his age and because heat to his upstairs bedroom was not by forced air but by an open register in the floor, Smith said.

Harvey F. TOMLINSON was born Feb. 28, 1910 in Pulaski County to William and Carrie TRAP TOMLINSON and had lived here since 1949, moving from LaCrosse.  He was married Dec. 23, 1934 in Cass County to Margaret C. VERNON, who died in 1969.  He retired in 1979 from the Fulton County Highway Department.  He also was a former employee of the Fulton County Sale Barn.  He was a member of the Rochester First Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Dorothy) VanMETER, Rochester; a son, Donald E. TOMLINSON, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Minnie DENNET, LaPorte; Edith GUNTER, Royal Center, and Florence MARTINDALE, Logansport; and a brother, Robert TOMLINSON, Logansport.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

Marvin VanMETER was born Dec. 15, 1937.  He was employed by the John Deere Company in Winamac.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty) LEWIS, Lafayette; two sons, Bruce [VanMETER], at home; and Carl [VanMETER], with the U.S. Army in Italy; the mother, Maggie L. VanMETER, Keiser, Ark.; a sister, Mildred MILES, also of Keiser; a brother, Thomas E. VanMETER, Wabash; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home

Double funeral services will be conducted for Harvey F. Tomlinson, 72, and his son-in-law, Marvin VanMeter, 44, who were found dead of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in their home 3 1/2 miles southwest of Rochester shortly before noon Monday.

The services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster and Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.


 

Friens may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Rocheser First Church of God or to charity.

Meanwhile, Dorothy VanMETER, 44, daughter of Tomlinson and wife of VanMeter, and the VanMeter’s 18-year-old son Bruce remained in stable condition today at Indianapolis Community Hospital where they are being treated for inhalation of