FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1984

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1984

 

 

Tuesday, January 3, 1984

 

Robert M. Forbes

Services for Robert M. FORBES, 66, Warsaw, former superintendent of Tippecanoe Valley Schools, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Titus Funeral Home at Warsaw.  The Rev. Howrd SMITH will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kosciusko County Cancer Fund.

Mr. Forbes, who died Snday afternoon in Kosciusko Community Hospital at Warsaw, was the first superintendent of Tippecanoe Valley, a two-county, five-township consolidation that includes Akron and Talma of Fulton County and Mentone of Kosciusko County.

He was superintendent from1962 to 1975, and then was business manager of the school corporation for two years.  For the last five years, he was owner-operator of Forbes Realty in Warsaw.

He was born Dec. 8, 1917 in Cherokee County, Kan.  He was married March 9, 1945 to Ellen SMITH, who survives. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Warsaw Elks Lodge.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Connie) FORCUM, Hartford City, and Mrs. Frank (Cathie) SUCHECKI, Warsaw; a son, Robert [FORBES], Hartford City; six grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie FORBES, Columbus, Kan., and a brother, Cecil FORBES, Columbus.

 

Fernando K. Harter

Fernando K. “Ferd” HARTER, 98, Twelve Mile, died at 1:42 p.m. Saturday in Mercy Hospital, Elwood.

He was born Aug. 2, 1885 in Twelve Mile to Fernando K. and Elizabeth DALZELL HARTER.  He was married Sept. 7, 1907 in Jonesboro to Nora JACKSON; she died March 15, 1970.  He was a retired plumber, a member of Twelve Mile United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of the Twelve Mile Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by a half-brother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. G. Bright HANNA and Howard LINDLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today.
Nina Furnivall Spurlock

Nina FURNIVALL SPURLOCK, 71, of 312 Jefferson St., died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She had been in failing health several years.

She was born Feb. 18, 1912 in Chicago, Ill., to Harold and Nettie SMUTS MATTHEWS.  She moved to Rochester from Chicago in 1947.  She was married Feb. 25, 1928 in Chicago to Frank FURNIVALL; he died March 14, 1959.  She was married on July 3, 1966 in Rochester to Mallie SPURLOCK; he died Nov. 5, 1967.  She attended Liberty Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Donald and Dale FURNIVALL, both of Rochester, and David FURNIVALL, Warsaw, and Delon FURNIVALL, Akron; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Alida B. Johnson

Alida B. JOHNSON, 90, of 535 E. Ninth St., died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday in Canterbury Manor.

She was born Aug. 7, 1894 in Rochester to William and Marietta COOK NEWCOMB.  She was a lifetime resident of Rochester.  She was married Nov. 3, 1950 in Rochester to Edwin K. JOHNSON, who died Auust 15, 1958.  She was retired from Public Service Indiana, and was a member and past matron of the Rochester Eastern Star.

Surviving are a step-son, Edwin Louis JOHNSON, Jacksonville, Fla.; three step-grandchildren, a step;-great-grandchild; a nephew, Robert D. NEWCOMB, Rochester; a niece, Phyllis A. ZEHNER, Rochester; three great-nephews, five great-nieces; five great-great-nephews, and nine great-great-nieces.  A step-daughter, Elinor STAFFORD, and a brother, Dean NEWCOMB, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday until time of services.  Rochester Eastern Star will conduct services at 7 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

 

Wednesday, January 4, 1984

 

Joseph J. Follmer

Joseph J. FOLLMER, 94, Culver, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Mayflower Nursing Home, Plymouth.

He was born July 17, 1889 in Hungary.  He moved to Culver from Chicago in 1970.  He was married Jan. 18, 1910 in Kulluth, Hungary, to Barbara LANG; she died March 6, 1978.  He was a retired custodian.

Surviving are two sons, Anton [FOLLMER], Culver, and Joseph [FOLLMER[, Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grrandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery on Indiana 10.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Fern Needham

Fern NEEDHAM, 92, of 403 S. Maple St., Akron, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home following a two-year illness.

She was born Aug. 13, 1891 in Kosciusko County to Wallace and Lillie MEEL DILLMAN.  She lived in Akron the past 20 years.  She was married Oct. 8, 1908 to James NEEDHAM; he died Dec. 16, 1961.  She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rochester.

Surviving are two daughters, Maxine BICKEL, Akron, and Mary Jane SCHOLL, Saint Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Wayne [NEEDHAM], Kokomo, and Jack [NEEDHAM], Noblesville; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Nellie WHITNEY, Michigan Ciy.  A daughter, Martha ROTHERMEL, and a sister preceded her in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Deaton Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in Roann Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, January 5, 1984

 

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Friday, January 6, 1984

 

Carl M. Nichols

Carl Monroe NICHOLS, 74, of 500 Ohio Ave., died at 8:15 a.m. today in South Bend Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Monday.  He had been in failing health several years.

He was born Jan. 1, 1910 in Newport to James and Effie MAXFIELD NICHOLS.  He was a Rochester resident for the past 25 years, coming here from Medaryville.  He previously lived in Jasper County.  He was married Aug. 26, 1939 in Crown Point to Helen THOMAS; she survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Beverly EATMON, Rochester, and JoAnn NICHOLS, Fort Wayne; a son, John [NICHOLS], Rt. 4, Rochester; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Helen SACKVILLE, Decatur, Ill., and May WERTH, Griffith.  Two sons and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday from        9 a.m. until time of services.
Saturday, January 7, 1984

 

Roy L. Haggerty

Roy L. HAGGERTY, 77, former Rochester resident, died Friday at 1:20 p.m. at Elkhart General Hospital after an illnes of three months.  He resided at 1816 Rainbow Bend Blvd. in Elkhart.

Mr. Haggerty had lived 29 years in Elkhart, where he was employed as a structural engineering draftsman for Elkhart Bridge and Iron Co.  Retired from that firm, he had in recent years owned and operated the Haggerty Drafting Co. in Elkhart.

While a Rochester resident, he was active in local baseball circles and was an outstanding player with the semi-pro Rochester Merchants team in the mid-1930s.  He later resided in Chicago.

Born May 20, 1906, in Bunker Hill, he was the son of Harley and Louise PREISER HAGGERTY.  His marriage was May 16, 1933, in Joliet, Ill., to Donnabelle COAKLEY, who survives.

Mr. Haggerty was a member of the Rochester American Legion Post, Elkhart Elks Lodge, Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity at the University of Minnesota, and an overseas veteran of World War II.  He was a graduate of Rochester High School.

Also surviving are three sisters, Joan BUNN, Mildred BURKET and Jean WALTERS, all of Rochester.  Another sister, Louise MILLER, preceded in death.

Last rites will be Monday at 11 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, and until the hour of service Monday.  Burial will be in the Rocheter I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Opal Caywood DeWharton

Opal CAYWOOD DeWHARTON, 81, Waterhaven Apartments, died at 9:25 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted Monday.  She had been in failing health for six months.

She was born Aug. 23, 1902 in Kewanna to Frank and Laura SMITH LAMBORN.  She moved here three years ago from Sturgis, Mich.  She was married to Emanuel CAYWOOD, who preceded in death.  She was married later to Bert THORNSBERRY, who prceded in death. She was married later to Charles S. DeWHARTON, who preceded in death.  She had owned and operated the Pines Motel in Mottville, Mich., for a number of years.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Ramona) MYERS, Rochester; a son, Robert D. CAYWOOD, Rochester; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Garfield (Marjorie) HANSON, Rochester; Mrs. Paul (Ann) BLUE, Sturgis, Mich., and Mrs. Willis (Alice) SAILORIS, Clearwater, Fla.  A granddaughter and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery at Sturgis, Mich., where graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Monday, January 9, 1984

 

Chester M. Thorne

Chester M. THORNE, 58, Leiters Ford, died at 8 a.m.Sunday in his home following a three-year illness.

He was born May 3, 1925 in Vincennes to Victor and Katherine STOKELY THORNE.  He moved to Aubbeenaubbee Township from Monticello five years ago.  He was married March 10, 1947 in Henderson, Ky., to Wilma R. KROEGER; she survives.  He was a trucker and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Judith CALLAHAN, Chicago; W. Katheryn SPENNER, address unavailable; Mrs. Daryl (Cheryl) SCHALABACH, Culver; Mrs. Edward (Jacqueline) LUKAC, Knox, and Mrs. Timothy (Debra) WARD, Fresno, Calif. five sons, Stephen [THORNE], Flagstaff, Ariz.; Chester THORNE II, Smyrna, Ga.; David [THORNE], Kennesaw, Ga.; Thomas [THORNE], Culver, and Victor [THORNE], Flagstaff, Ariz.; twenty-four grandchildren, four sisters, Hazel DOWNEN, Fritchton; Joan TRAVIS, Mesa, Ariz.; Jacqueline GRAY, Cedar Town, Ga., and Ruth SCHWEIGER, Portland, Ore., and brother, Victor [THORNE[, Winslow.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Dennis POLLOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Donald E. Mikesell

Donald E. MIKESELL, 72, of 611 School St., Culver, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Lakeshore Clinic at Culver following a sudden illness.

He was born May 30, 1911 in Culver to Claude and Clara EASTERDAY MIKESELL.  He was a lifetime resident of Culver.  He was a retired Culver police marshal, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a 47-year member of the Culver-Union Township Fire Department, and a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Eagles Lodge of Culver.  He was married Oct. 6, 1934 in Plymouth to Alice M. HANDY, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Janet) LOWE, Rochester; two sons, Donald W. [MIKESELL], Muncie, and Robert D. [MIKESELL], Galveston, Texas; five grandchildren; a sister, Opal BENEDICT, Culver, and a brother, Oscar MIKESELL, Culver.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorial service will be conducted by the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Department at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Culver-Union Township Fire Department or the Heart Fund.
Carl R. Keim

Carl R. KEIM, 74, Gilead, died at 12:31 p.m. Sunday in Wabash County Hospital after a 1 1/2 year illness.

He was born June 28, 1909 in Miami County to Daniel T. and Sarah BERGER KEIM.  He was a lifetime resident of the Gilead community.  He was married March 9, 1932 to Marguerite OPPLE; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and a retired state highway employee.  He was a member of the Gilead Masonic Lodge, a past member of Akron Knights of Pythias, and a past member of Dookies of Fort Wayne.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Lois SWIHART, Gilead; a son, Buddy G. KEIM Sr., Shreveport, La.; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Clarence J. [KEIM], Gilead, and Charles T. [KEIM], LaPorte.  A brother, a sister and a grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until time of services.  Masonic memorial services will be at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, January 10, 1984

 

William S.  Armstrong

William Scott ARMSTRONG, 15, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 7 p.m. Sunday in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., where he had been a patient one month.  He had been ill for one year.

He was born Jan. 11, 1968 in Baltimore, Me., to Ralph E. and Dorothea SEE ARMSTRONG, Rt. 3, Peru.  He was a sophomore at North Miami High School, where he was a member of the track team, the cross country team and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru.

Surviving with the parents are three brothers, Wayne [ARMSTRONG], Rt. 1, Denver, and Thomas Edward and John D. [ARMSTRONG], both of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Kathy Lynn [ARMSTRONG], at home, and two grandmothers, Mrs. Harry ARMSTRONG, Bunker Hill, and Barbara GREMLER, Baltimore, Md.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Bob SELL officiating.  Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, Bunker Hill.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, January 11, 1984

 

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Thursday, January 12, 1984

 

Kathleen Carithers

Kathleen CARITHERS, 78, North Vernon, formerly of Fulton and Akron, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Bartholomew County Hospital, Columbus.  She had been ill one month.

She was born June 17, 1905 in Fulton to Everton Aitken and [Mabel FEECE] RANNELLS.  She moved to North Vernon eight years ago from Akron.  She married Francis J. “Hass” CARITHERS in Martinsville on Sept. 15, 1935.  He died Nov. 21, 1972.

She was the great-granddaugher of Robert and Mary WALLACE AITKEN who migrated to Indiana from Kilbrachan, Scotland in 1814.  The Aitkens were among the first settlers and business operators in Liberty Township and are credited with building the first log house in Fulton.

Along with her husband, Mrs. Carithers had owned and operated Fulton Supermarket, Fulton Sundries Store, Fulton Cafe, Fulton Laundromat and most recently H&K Tavern, now the Fulton Pub.  Later, the Carithers owned E-Z Clean Laundromat in Akron until 1976.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple and was emloyed by Muscatatuck State Hospital where she served as a foster grandparent the past seven years.

Surviving are a son, John Stephen CARITHERS, North Vernon; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Sherry) NORRIS, Nyona Lake; five grandchildren, Jamie CARITHERS, Texas; Jim and Clark CARITHERS, Louisiana; Dixie Lee STRONG, Logansport, and Timothy David SEE, Vincennes; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Lucille KARN, San Diego, Calif.  A brother, Robert [RANNELLS], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with Raymond NORRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and prior to the services Saturday.

 

Michael L. Loehmer

Michael Lee LOEHMER, 23, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in a fire at his home.

He was born Sept. 2, 1960 in Rochester to Ralph and Ethel REINHOLT LOEHMER, with whom he lived at Rt. 1, Monterey.  He was a 1979 graduate of Culver Community High School and was a carpenter and a mechanic.  He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore REINHOLT, Rt. 1, Monterey; the paternal grandfather, Nick LOEHMER, Rt. 4, Rocheser; three sisters, Mary, Marie and Veronica [LOEHMER], all at home, and three brothers, Christopher and Lawrence [LOEHMER], at home, and Maurice [LOEHMER], Rt. 1, Monterey.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Anne’s Catholic Church with the Rev. John KEIFER officiating.  Burial will be in St. Anne’s Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, where the wake will be at 8 p.m.

 

Friday, January 13, 1984

 

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Saturdaty, January 14, 1984

 

Stella J. Wentzel

Stella J. WENTZEL, 87, of 918 Baker St., Culver, formerly of Rt. 4, Rochester, died Friday morning at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Services are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver.

 

Monday, January 16, 1984

 

Stella J. Wentzel

Services for Stella J. WENTZEL, 87, of 918 Baker St., Culver, were to be at 11 a.m. today in St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church in Culver with the Rev. Matthew KAFKA officiating.  Burial was to be in St. Anne’s Cemetery at Monterey.

Mrs. Wentzel died at 10:56 a.m. Friday in South Bend Memorial Hospital after an illness of three months.

She was born Feb. 1, 1896 in Fulton County to John and Mary Alice HAZEL DECKER and moved to Culver from Monterey in 1967.  She was married March 6, 1916 in Monterey to Charles H. WENTZEL, who died in 1975.  She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Frances) HEWITT, Bradenton, Fla.; Mrs. Joseph (Mildred) BRUGH, Rochester; Mrs. Thomas (Kathryn) STURDEVENT, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. George (Dorothy) LISTENBERGER, South Bend; Mrs. Arthur (Mary Alice) FRYE, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) COSGRAY, Crystal Lake, Ill.; twenty-four grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Adeline HOMANT, Reno, Nev. A son, Arthur [WENTZEL]; three brothers, and three sisters preceded in death.  Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, was in charge of arrangements.

 

William H. Owens

William Henry OWENS, 86, of 1107 Jackson Blvd., died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where he had been a patient since November.  He had been ill for three years.

He was born Sept. 13, 1897 in Decatur, Ill., to James and Elizabeth LESLIE OWENS.  He lived most of his life in the Rochester community after moving from Peru in 1924.  He was married Dec. 23, 1922 in Peru to Cletus NEFF; she survives.  They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in December.  He had worked in the car department of the C&O Railroad in Peru.  He had farmed, and owned and operated a bait business on the east side oif Lake Manitou for 40 years.

Surviving with the wife arre nieces and nephews.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Rod RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Alta G. Brown

Alta G. BROWN, 74, of 615 E. LaPorte St., Plymouth, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Marshall County Parkview Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born April 9, 1909 in Rochester to John W. and Martha RICHARDSON FOOR.  She had lived in Plymouth since 1955.  She was married March 31, 1937 in Rochester to Orlo M. BROWN; he survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Martha A. THOMPSON ands Sandra K. GARRISON, both of Plymouth; a son, Leroy E. BROWN, Franklin Park, Ill.; a sister, Linnie DARR, Bremen; a brother, Ralph FOOR, Rochester, and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Association.

 

Tuesday, January 17, 1984

 

Ora R. Reed

Ora R. REED, 76, of 458 Lake St., Culver, died Monday in his home after a sudden illness.

He was born March 21, 1907 in Fulton to Calvin and Tressie RICHARDS REED.  He moved from Fulton to Culver 55 years ago.  He was married Jan.3, 1927 in Rochester to Maybelle B. REINHOLD; she died in 1976.  He was a retired meat cutter for A&P, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, American Legion, VFW, Plymouth 40&8 Club and Plymouth Moose Lodge.

Surviving are a son, Robert L. REED, South Bend; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and a sister, Ruth FISHER, Jackson, Miss.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in Culver Masonic Cemetery, where the VFW will conduct graveside rites.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Effie C. Brown

Effie C. BROWN, 82, Twelve Mile, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday in Chase Manor, Logansport.

She was born March 9, 1901 in Royal Center to August and Mary ANDERSON SWANSON.  She was married June 22, 1921 in Twelve Mile to Richard Samuel BROWN; he survives.  She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Robert L. [BROWN], Hyde Park, N.Y., Richard A. [BROWN], Valparaiso, and Jerry A. [BROWN], Lucerne; seven grandchildren; a brother, Clarence SWANSON, and two sisters, Sylvia SWANSON and Clarice SWANK, all of Twelve Mile.  Two sons and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 18, 1984

 

Leo W. Warren

Leo W. WARREN, 83, of 510 Peru Court, Culver died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver, following an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 23, 1900 near Knox to Adreal and Amanda WISER WARREN.  He lived in Culver most of his life.  He was married Aug. 24, 1927 to Faith Esther WARMBROD; she died in 1928.  He married Cleo GARN on Feb. 5, 1942; she died in 1979.  He was retired from Culver Street Department and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Culver American Legion and the Finney-Shilling VFW.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Roland (Sarah) BEHNKE, Culver; Mrs. Gene (Wanda) MILLER, Culver; Mrs. Ray (Charlene) ARTHURHULTZ, Culver; Mrs. Lloyd (Margaret) NEWLAND, Tekonsha, Mich.; Mrs. John (Mary) WOLVERTON, Rt. 2, Culver, and June GARN, Culver; a son, Herbert GARN, Culver several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Herschel, Steven and Edward WARREN, all of South Bend.  Ten brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.  Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Culver, where the VFW will conduct graveside rites.  Friends may call after        2 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church.

 

Bessie F. Meadows

Bessie Frances MEADOWS, 84, formerly of Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Prairie View Rest Home, Warsaw.

She was born Dec. 30, 1899 in Monette, Ark., to James and Martha GALLOWAY WHITE. She was married in 1919 in Monette to Ernest W. MEADOWS; he died Aug. 16, 1970.  She was a member of Vero Christian Church, Vero Beach, Fla.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Margie) MARTIN, New Port, Wash.; two sons, Nathaniel [MEADOWS], Griffith, and the Rev. Buell R. [MEADOWS], Winona Lake, formerly of Rt. 5, Rochester; sixteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Pearl KOONCE, Paraguold, Mo., and Murl SHARP, Bloomington.  A son and a sister preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Crest Lawn Cemetery, Vero Beach, Fla., with the Rev. Danny DYE officiating.  Local arrangements were handled by the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Spanish World Gospel Mission, Winona Lake.

 

Thursday, January 19, 1984

 

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Friday, January 20, 1984

 

Jennie M. Stockberger

Jennie M. STOCKBERGER, 94, Rt. 1, Argos, formerly of the Richland Center community, died Thursday in Alliance, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Saturday, January 21, 1984

 

Jennie M. Stockberger

Services for Jennie M. STOCKBERGER, 94, of 10585 Barcus Ave., Alliance, Ohio, formerly of Richland Center and Argos, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos.  The Rev. Charles BLOOMER will officiate and 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. Sunday.

Mrs. Stockberger died at 9:04 a.m. Thursday in the Manor Care Nursing Home at Canton, Ohio following a four-year illness.

She was born July 29, 1889 in Richland Center to Grant and Sarah BRUBAKER LOWMAN.  She had lived with a daughter in Alliance since 1973, moving there from Indiana.  She was married May 14, 1908 to Luther S. STOCKBERGER, who died May 6, 1956.

Surviving are two daughers, Mrs. Roy (Opal) WHITTNBERGER, Ladysmith, Wis., and Mrs. Alva (Ruth) HEIM, Alliance; three sons, Charles and Grant [STOCKBERGER], both of Canton, and Lowell [STOCKBERGER], Ogden, Utah; twenty grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Russell (Chloe) FISHER, Rochester.  A daughter and a son preceded in death.

 

Rev. Chester Walther

Services were Friday in Washington Courthouse, Ohio, for the Rev. Chester H. WALTHER, 77, 613 Village Court, Apartment E., Washington Courthouse.  He died Tuesday.

He was born in Cincinnati and had served as a Church of Christ pastor in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky before retiring in 1979.  He served 10 years in the Macy Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, the former Frances MARTIN; a son, Dale Dunn [WALTHER] Lexington, Ky., a daughter, Nancy Florence [WALTHER], Flint, Mich., four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were officiated by the Revs. Ray RUSSELL, David SMITH (of Macy) and Andy McNEES.  Burial was in Washington Cemetery.

 

Monday, January 23, 1984

 

Daniel Smith

Daniel SMITH, 70, Syracuse, N.Y., died Saturday afternoon in Syracuse.

He was born in Akron to Cleotus and Faye LEININGER SMITH.  He was married in 1981.  His wife, Violet [SMITH], survives.  he was a retired professor at Syracuse University.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Faye LEININGER SMITH, Peabody Home, North Manchester; two sons, Allen and David HUGHES and a daughter, Julie [SMITH], all of Syracuse, N.Y., and a brother, [David SMITH], South Bend.

Funeral arrangements are pending.
Bertha I. Dittmer

Bertha Irene DITTMER, 79, Rochester Nursing Home, formerly Four Seasons Mobile Home Court, died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill five years.

She was born May 25, 1904 in Barron, Wis. to Schuyler and Cora WELCH RHODES.  She moved here from New Carlisle 45 years ago.  She was married Jan. 9, 1926 in South Bend to William H. DITTMER, who preceded in death [July 3, 1980].  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, First Christian Church and Child Study Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dairl (Wilma A.) BORDER; three grandsons, William BORDER, Duane BORDER and David BORDER; two granddaughters, Mrs. Richard (Joanne) LOPER and Mrs. Dan (Karen) SHAFER, and nine great-grandchildren, all of Rochester, and a sister, Bonnie WERNTZ, South Bend.  A brother, Frank [RHODES], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, and on Tuesday until time of services.  Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

 

Pauline Dietrich

Pauline DIETRICH, 72, of 142 Wimbledon Court, Port Orange, Fla., formerly of Lake Manitou, died Sunday morning in Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach, Fla., where she had been a patient one day.

She was born April 21, 1911 in Akron to Earl and Katherine LOHER ENGLE.  She lived in this area until moving to Florida eight years ago.  She was married to Donald DIETRICH, who died in October, 1979.  She formerly was employed by he Chester White Journal, by Fansler Lumber Co., as a bookkeeper, and by Hart Schaffner & Marx.

Surviving are two brothers, Wayne K. ENGLE, Rt. 1, Akron, and Devon W. ENGLE, Rt. 1, Rochester and three nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. James RAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from               2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Florence E. Barnes

Florence Ethel BARNES, 68, Akron, died at 10:47 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born May 3, 1915 in Buffalo to Samuel Nathan and Nettie E. GEHR WINEGARDNER.  She was married in April 1967 to Donald BARNES,  who survives.

Surviving with he husband are two daughters, Marilyn SAYLOR, Peru, and Bonnie MYERS, Denver; four sons, Elmer DEPOY and Wayne DEPOY, Denver; Joe DEPOY, Peru, and Larry DEPOY, Deedsville; six step-children; seventeen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty HARVEY, Rochester; Evelyn SWARTZELL, South Bend, and Alma PIGLER, Denver, and a brother, Wilbur “Boots” WINEGARDNER, Rt. 6, Rochester.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Alice MALOTT.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 24, 1984

 

Mary E. Bickle

Mary Elizabeth BICKLE, 84, of 226 N. Vernon Ave., Newark, Ohio, died Monday evening in Heath Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 19, 1900 in Newark to Phillip and Olive TEWELL HOLLER.  Her husband, Harrison M. BICKLE, died in July, 1980.  She was a member of Central Christian Church.

Surviving are two sons, Walter K. BICKLE, Newart, and Bernard BICKLE, Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Mary Lou) ATWELL, Newark; twelve grandchildren, ten great-gandchildren, and two sisters, Frances SUBORA and Ruth MURPHY, both of Newark.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Henderson, Van Atta and Johnston Chapel, Newark, with the Rev. James CLINE officiating.  Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Richard R. Ramsey

Services for Richard R. RAMSEY, brother of Rev. John RAMSEY, pastor of the Rochester First Presbyterian Church, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Goodyear Heights United Methodist Church in Akron, Ohio.  Mr. Ramsey died Sunday.

The Adams Funeral Home, 791 East Market St., Akron, Ohio, is in charge of services.

Local residents wishing transportation to the services should call Richard KEHOE, 223-4124, or Ada MILLER, 223-2512.  Cars will leave at 6 a.m.

 

Wednesday, January 25, 1984

 

Walter R. Goodner

Walter R. GOODNER, 64, Fulton, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He had been seriously ill for a week.

He was born Aug. 4, 1919 in Liberty Township to Noble and Vernie FRY GOODNER.  He was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  He was married Dec. 17, 1941 in Fulton to Mary Alice HENDEE; she survives.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theatre. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church, Kewanna VFW and Rochester I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Jean Ann) COOLEY, Rt. 5, Logansport, and Linda CAIN, Rt. 6, Rochester; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mary GOODNER, Fulton; Mrs. Don (Dorothy) BURTON, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Wayne (Esther) MILLER, Rt. 1, Rochester.  A sister, Vera GOODNER, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Revs. George HAPNER and David PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday until time of services. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’ choice.

 

Thursday, January 26, 1984 to Friday, January 27, 1984

 

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Saturday, January 28, 1984

 

Otis R. Town

Otis R. TOWN, 70, Rt. 5, Rocheter, died about 2:15 p.m. Friday in his home of an apparent coronary attack.  He had been in failing health for two years, but his death was unexpected.

He was born April 7, 1913 in Richland Township to Charles E. and Ollie ROGERS TOWN.  He resided all his life in Richland Township.  He was married June 23, 1934 in Rochester to Maud A. BLILEY, who survives.  He was a farmer and a livestock trucker.  He ws a member of Richland Center United Methodist Church, Center I.O.O.F., Mount Horeb Encampment of Rochester, and the Richland Township Fish and Game Club, and also had been trustee and secretary for the Center Cemetery.

Surviving wih the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Donna) SAINE, Rt. 1, Argos; two grandchildren, Robert SAINE, Rt. 1, Argos, and Pamela NIES, Rt. 5, Rochester; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ned (Mildred) SMITH, Rt. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Murphy (Betty) ROSE, Rt. 5, Rochester, ad nieces and nephews.  An infant son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funerl Home with the Rev. Donald G. SNELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Center Cemetery.  A memorial service will be conducted by Center I.O.O.F. at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Friends may call from           2 to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until time of services Sunday.

 

Monday, January 30, 1984

 

Lewis D. Gochenour

Lewis D. GOCHENOUR, 57, of 12291 Cedar Road, Bourbon, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center at South Bend after a 14-month illness.

He was born April 30, 1926 in Bourbon to Vern and Martha STEINMAN GOCHENOUR and was a lifetime resident of Bourbon.  He was married Oct. 21, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Ethel WALLACE,  who survives. He was a retired owner and operator of Gochenour Trucking Inc. of Bourbon.  He was a Triton school bus driver, a veteran of World War II, and member of NATRA; the Midwest Big Four from which he received a sportsmanship award for 1983; the Nappanee Raceway Inc.; and the First United Church of Christ of Bourbon.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Larry and Joe [GOCHENOUR], both Etna Green; Terry [GOCHENOUR], Nappanee, and Steve [GOCHENOUR], Peru; ten grandchildren; the mother, of Bourbon; four sisters, Maxine TROWBRIDGE and Mary HODGES, both Bourbon; Willo QUINN, Logansport, and Verna FLOOR, Warsaw, and a brother, Loren [GOCHENOUR], Bourbon.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the First United Church of Christ at Bourbon with the Revs. John RIGGS and Robert WYMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Bourbon.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and at the church on Wednesday for one hour before services.
Daisy V. Slonaker

Daisy V. SLONAKER, 93, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 6:55 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had resided for several years.

She was born July 18, 1890 near Athens to the Rev. William and Mary Jane HARTMAN FEECE. She had lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was married May 4, 1912 in Knox to Leonard R. SLONAKER, who died Feb. 22, 1965.  She was a member of the former County Line Christian Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Marguerite) NORRIS, Rt. 5, Rochester; Doris SLONAKER, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Mrs. Stanley (Esther) JACKNEWITZ, Upper-Marl-Boro, Md.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces.  Three sons and two grandchildren preceded in death.  She was the last of a family of 10 children.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Tuesday, January 31, 1984

 

Mary H. Anderson

Mary H. ANDERSON, 88, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday.  Arrangements are pending at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Richard S. Murphy

Richard S. MURPHY, 83, Huntington, died Monday morning in Huntington.

Private services will be in Rose Hills Mortuary, Whittier, Calif.

 

Garland L. Zehner

Garland L. ZEHNER, 61, Argos, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at       5:53 p.m. Monday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital shortly after admission.

He was born May 15, 1922 in Marshall County to Earl and Artie WOOLDRIDGE ZEHNER.  He was disabled and lived most of his life in Argos.

Surviving are a sister, Doris EMMONS, Plymouth, and two brothers, Robert [ZEHNER], south Bend, and Gerald [ZEHNER], Argos.  A sister, Virginia [ZEHNER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 1, 1984

 

Mary H. Anderson

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, for Mary H. ANDERSON, 88, who died at 7:15 p.m. Monday in Kewanna.

The Rev. Michael KING will officiate, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Kewanna Baptist Church.

Mrs. Anderson was born Aug. 9, 1895 in Kewanna to Jacob and Winnie GRONINGER KREAMER.  She was married Feb. 25, 1914 in Peru to Oren ANDERSON, who died March 16, 1978.  She was a lifetime member of the Kewanna Baptist Church, and was a member of the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sons, Philip R. and Arthur J. [ANDERSON]; a daugher, Lera M McKINNEY, and a sister, Naomi MILLS, all of Kewanna; seven grandchildre; thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grancchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

 

Thuersday, February 2, 1984

 

Nellie H. Farley

Nellie H. FARLEY, 94, Akron, died at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 7, 1889 in Cass County to Alexandria and Virginia McMILLEN.  She was married to Grover FARLEY in 1910; he died in 1956.  She was a member of the New Waverly United Methodist Church.,

Surviving are a daughter, Maxine BAHNEY, Akron; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Two sons, Edwin and Castle [FARLEY], preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Deaton FunerL Home, Akron, with the Revs. Harold LEININGER and Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday until time of services.

 

Friday, February 3, 1984

 

Lenna B. Stockman

Lenna B. STOCKMAN, 82, of 16994 Michigan Road, Argos, died at 7:34 a.m. Thursday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 3, 1901 in Carroll County to Peter and Anna WILSON.  Formerly of Bourbon, she had lived in Argos since 1975 after moving from North Carolina.  She was married in 1947 to Paul STOCKMAN; he survives. She was a former employee of Dalton Foundries, Warsaw, and was a member of he Brethren Church, Fort Myers, Fla.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Rosemary BEARD, Rochester; a son, Robert SANDERS, Tucson, Ariz.; a step-son, Dale STOCKMAN, Argos; nineteen grandchildren, and thirty-four great-grandchildren.

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 Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, February 4, 1984

 

Kevan B. Howard

Kevan B. HOWARD, 19, of 1007 1/2 Jefferson St., was electrocuted Friday while installing a cable television line on the southwest edge of Rochester.

He was the son of Ilene HOWARD, 524 Fulton Ave., a science teacher at Rochester Middle School, and Harold HOWARD of Akron.

Junior D. GOOD, Fulton County deputy coroner, pronounced Howard dead at Woodlawn Hospital.

The accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. on the northeast corner of County Road 50 North and 25 East, across the road from Sroufe Nurseries.

According to Deputy Sheriff Bruce BAKER, Howard was in the bucket of an aerial truck and was stringing cable tv wire near Public Service Indiana line which carries 7,200 folts of electricity.  It was not immediately known if the television cable, or Howard himself touched the transmission line.

The Fudton County Emergency Medical Service and the Rochester Fire Department were called.  Emergency medical technicians administered CPR at the scene and in the ambulance to Woodlawn Hospital but were unable to revive the young man.

Good said the electricity entered at the back of the skull and he believes Howard was killed instantly.

One of the firemen said he felt for a pulse at the scene and could not find any.

Howard was employed by he R. C. Huff Construction Co., Nevada, Iowa, which was contractd by Heritage Cablevision to rebuild the cable tv system in the Rochester area.

Howard had lived all of his life in Fulton County.  He attended Tippecanoe Valley schools for a time, where he played baseball and was a member of the swimming team, but graduated from Rochester High School in 1982.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Cheryl HOWARD, attending Clemson University; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. C.R. CRAWFORD, Farmington, N.M.; paternal grandmother Dora HOWARD, Rochester; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russel WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be at Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of services.
Monday, February 6, 1984

 

Mary L. Stepp

Mary L. STEPP, 78, of 530 N. Riverside Drive, Winamac, died at 7:05 a.m. Sunday in Pulaski County Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  She had been in failing health for three years.

She was born June 19, 1905 in Winamac to George and Lola PRINCE YOUNG.  She was a lifetime resident of Winamac.  She was married April 24, 1923 in Rensselaer to Arnold Isaac STEPP, who died July 10, 1949.  She was a housekeeper and a telephone operator.  She was a member of the Winamac First United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star at Winamac.

Surviving are four daughters, Arnabelle PENICARO, Rt. 3, Winamac; Jo Ann COCHRIN, Miasilon, Ohio; Florence BALDWIN, Kewanna, and Marilyn McCORMICK, Winamac; a son, James R. STEPP, North Judson; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren.  A daughter and a grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the First United Methodist Church at Winamac with the Revs. Dennis ENGLE and Marc ROYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac  from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday after noon at the church.  Eastern Star services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

William N. Kreighbaum

William N. KREIGHBAUM, 75, Akron, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since last July.  He had been in failing health for a year.

He was born June 8, 1908 in Kosciusko County to Lloyd and Bessie ALEXANDER KREIGHBAUM.  He had lived most of his life in the Akron area.  He was married Feb. 15, 1930 in Akron to Belva MADLEM, who survives.  He was a farmer and had worked at General Tire in Wabash for 19 years, retiring in 1970.  He attended the Silver Creek Church of God near Akron, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Wasaw American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Shirley HUNTER, Rt. 2, North Manchester; Mrs. Lawrence (Bonnie) SLONE and Mrs. Earl (Jackie) WHITAKER, both of Warsaw, and Mrs. Ted (Karen) LEITER, Rt.1, Akron; two sons, Bill [KREIGHBAUM], Warsaw, and Jerry [KREIGHBAUM], Rt. 2, Wabash; twenty grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and a sister, Bernice SMITH, Rt. 1, Akron.  Four grandchildren, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Silver Creek Church of God with the Revs. Frank ROOSA and Albert WHITAKER officiating.  Burial wil be in the South Pleasant Cemetery, south of Silver Lake.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron from 2 to 9 p.m.Tuesday, and at the church on Wednesday for an hour before services.  The Warsaw American Legion post will conduct memorial graveside reites.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Tuesday, February, 7, 1984

 

F. Annabelle Whittenberger

Freda Annabelle WHITTENBERRGER, 71, of 518 W. Sixth St., died at 11:55 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted Jan. 18.  She had been ill for one week.

She was born Oct. 27, 1912 in Fulton County to Clyde and Ruth MARSH LEAVELL and was a lifetime resident of Rochester.  She was married on July 13, 1934 in Rochester to John WHITTENBERGER, who survives.  She was a member of the Rochester Eastern Star and formerly was employed at Hart Schaffner & Marx in Rochester.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Gaylord (Sandra) FRANCIS, Painted Post, N.Y.; Mrs. Tom (Nancy) ROSE, Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Norman (Sara) POSTOIA, San Clementa, Calif.; a son, Steven [WHITTENBERGER], Austin, Texas; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia DITTMAN, Kewanna, and four brothers, Robert LEAVELL, Fulton; James LEAVELL, Lyons, Colo; Paul LEAVELL, Topeka, Kan., and Donald LEAVELL, Tucson, Ariz.  Preceding in death were a brother, Howard LEAVELL, and a sister, Miriam JOHNSON.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Ralph H. Bowen

Ralph H. BOWEN, 60, Rt. 2, Peru, died unexpectedly Monday at 11:04 a.m. in the Wabash County Hospital in Wabash.

He was born March 18, 1923 in Laketon to George and Nettie MILLER BOWEN.  He was a farmer and a one-time Rochester area resident.  He was married March 8, 1944 in Converse to Jean McKILLIP, who survives.  He was a member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ and the Roann Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Mark [BOWEN], Peru; a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Kathy) ROLLER, Peru; two sisters, Beatrice DRUDGE, Claypool, and Mildred FIGERT, Antwerp, Ohio; two brothers, Clarence [BOWEN], Alexandria, Va., and William [BOWEN], Huntington, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ with David STOKES and Michael WERTENBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Cass County.  Friends may call at the Grandstaff-Hentgen-Miner Funeral Home in Wabash after 3 p.m. today, and at the church on Wednesday for one hour before services.

 

Wednesday, February 8, 1984

 

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Thursday, February 9, 1984

 

Lillian Bartlett McElwee

Lillian BARTLETT McELWEE, 100, formerly of Macy, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, where she had resided for six years.  She had been in failing health for 10 years.

She was born Aug. 3, 1883 in Milford, Ill., to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan DAWSON.  She was married Sept. 15, 1899 in Humboldt, Ill., to Willard BARTLETT.  They moved to Indiana in 1902.  He died Feb. 16, 1926.  Her second marriage was in 1932 to William McELWEE, who died in 1944.  She was a member of the Macy Christian Church, had been a midwife in the Macy area, and served as a truant officer in Miami County for several years.

Surviving are a son, Ned BARTLETT, Lakeville; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.  Two daughters, a son, two grandchildren, a great-grandchild, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Macy Plainview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Mabel C. Severns

Mabel C. SEVERNS, 83, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 7:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Friday, February 10, 1984

 

Mabel C. Severns

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Mabel C. SEVERNS, 83, Rt. 2, Rochester, who died at 7:40 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health six months.

She was born in Fulton County April 5, 1900 to Elmer and Carrie McMILLEN OLIVER.  She lived most of her life in the Woodrow Community.  She was married Nov. 24, 1920 in Rochester to Deloise SEVERNS; he died April 10, 1962.  She was the first president and a charter member of the Green Oak Community Club, and a member of the Home Front and R.K.K. clubs.  She was a 4-H leader and an active women’s leader in Fulton County for Farm Bureau Inc.

Surviving are two sons, Benjamin [SEVERNS], Athens, and Jack [SEVERNS], Rt. 2, Rochester; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; a step-sister, Mrs. Donald (Gladys) LEAVELL, Fulton.  A son, Dean [SEVERNS], died in 1952.

The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the services Saturday.
Bertha M. Chandler

Bertha M. CHANDLER, 74, Milfay, Okla., and a Rochester resident since Christmas, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend,  She had been ill for a number of years.

She was born in Chandler, Okla., on July 15, 1909 to Mr. and Mrs. George RADER.  She lived most of her life in the Milfay, Okla., area.  She married Eber W. CHANDLER; he died May 19, 1976.  She and her husband owned and operated a grocery store in Milfay and she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Milfay.

Surviving are three daughters, Hazel I. HARRISON, Rochester; Helen L. HOLLAND and Joan VICTREY, both of Milfay; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Pete and Ab RADER, both of Aboline, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Milfay.  Burial will be in the Stroud Cemetery, Stroud, Okla.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Curry Funeral Home in Milfay.  Foster & Good Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

 

Saturday, February 11, 1984

 

Evelyn James

Evelyn JAMES, 74, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks.  She had been ill for two years.

She was born May 30, 1909 in Lebanon, the daugher of Lelea BEERY.  She had lived here for 16 years, moving from Anderson.  She also had lived in Noblesville.  She first was married to John OWENS, who preceded in death.  She was married Aug. 15, 1959 in Fort Wayne to Herman JAMES, who survives.  She and her first husband had owned and operated a Studebaker agency in Noblesville.  She also had been employed by Delco-Remy in Anderson for 12 years before retiring.  She was a member of the Anderson United Methodist Church and the Noblesville Eastern Star.

The husband is the only survivor.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Les TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Monday, February 13, 1984

 

Lulu M. Spear

Lulu M. SPEAR, 78, Rt. 1, Kewanna (Lake Bruce Area), died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

She was born Feb. 2, 1906 in Leesburg to Lewis C. and Belle RHOADES WILKINSON.  She was married Nov. 5, 1955 in Kokomo to Paul W. SPEAR; he died Jan. 16, 1983.  She was a retired bookkeeper and secretary.  She was a member of the Kewanna Worthwhile Club, the Susannah Wesley Group of the Kewanna Methodist Church, and the Fulton County Historical Society.  Surviving are several cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of services Tuesday.


 

Anna Nicholson

Anna NICHOLSON, 89, of 435 E. Market St., Centreville, Mich., died Saturday afternoon in the Three-Rivers Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 24, 1894 in Rochester to Samson and Alice YOUNG CLAYTON.  She was a resident of Centreville for the past 30 years after moving from Elkhart.  She was married Aug. 31, 1913 to George William NICHOLSON; he died in 1972.  She was a homemaker and was a member of the Centreville United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Grace Circle, was past president of WSCS for the Northern Indiana Conference, a member of AARP, Centreville Grange, Lockport Center Womans Club, and past member of the board of dirctors of the Indianapolis Methodist Hospital.

Surviving are two daughters, Martha VanDenDRIESSCHE Mishawaka, and Mrs. David (Mary) LERNER, Marion; a son, Clayton [NICHOLSON], Henryville, Pa.; fifteen grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, William R. [NICHOLSON], and a sister, Ruth [CLAYTON].

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Centreville United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Rochester Odd Fellows Cemetery at 3 p.m. Tuesday.  Friends may call at the Rexrode-Rosenberg Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Centreville United Methodist Church.

 

Elmer H. Miller

Elmer H. MILLER, 84, of 1402 Elm St., died unexpectedly in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency department at 2:02 p.m. Saturday.

He was born May 21, 1899 in Grant Park, Ill., to August and Catherine TIMMERMAN MILLER.  He was married in Logansport on Jan. 22, 1919 to Mary Hester FERGUSON, who prceded in death.  A retired farmer, he had resided at Royal Center, Macy and Fletcher’s Lake, and moved to Rocheser 10 years ago.  He was retired from farming.

Mr. Miller was a former Miami County Councilman, a former Miami County Commissioner and a former Trustee of Allen Township in Miami County.  He was a member of the Rochester Kiwanis Club, Grace United Methodist Church in Rochester and the Macy Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Lois) HAUSER, Akron; two sons, Paul [MILLER], Macy, and Donald [MILLER], Argos; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  Six brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBER officiating.  Burial will be in the Royal Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.
Cecil E. Budd

Cecil E. BUDD, 86, Rt. 5, Star City, formerly of Winamac, died at 10 p.m. Saturday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  He had been in failing health for two years.

He was born Oct. 8, 1897 in Pulaski County to David and Rosetta OSBORNE BUDD.  He lived most of his life in Pulaski County.  He was married April 18, 1919 in Winamac to Hilda POOR; she died Oct. 6, 1968.

Surviving are two daughters, Alice BURNS, Winamac, and Lois IMEL, Rt. 3, Rochester; three sons, LeRoy [BUDD], Winamac; Edward [BUDD], Star City, and Jim [BUDD], Walkerton; two sisters, Sylvia JAMES, Kewanna, and Goldie BAILEY, Kewanna; twenty-nine grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, a son, six brothers, six sisters and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Philip HURLBUT officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call from  2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, February 14, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, February 15, 1984

 

Lottie D. Plummer

Lottie D. PLUMMER, 85, Grass Creek, died at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 23, 1898 in Grass Creek to Ora and Laura HERROLD SEDAM.  She was married Feb. 11, 1919 in Rochester to Leon C. PLUMMER; he died May 4, 1975.  She was a member of the Logansport Seventh Day Adventist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Dorothy OTTO, Kewanna, and Lela MASON and Betty FRICK, both of South Bend; a son, Adrian [PLUMMER], Osceola; a sister, Ruth VanMETER, South Bend; a brother, Harold SEDAM, Palm Springs, Calif.; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna with the Rev. Daniel THOMPSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today, and on Thursday after 8 a.m.

 

Thursday, February 16, 1984

 

James W. McAllister

James W. McALLISTER, 64, of 225 E. 18th St., died at 6:15 a.m. today in the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, following a sudden illness.  Arrangements are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.
Audra I. Altheide

Audra I. ALTHEIDE, 87 of 921 1/2 Baker St., Culver, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday in her home.  She had been in failing health for some time.

She was born Sept. 5, 1896 in Elwood to Isaiah and Ola PERRY CROY.  She lived in the Culver area most of her life.  She was married to Clarence OSBORN, who preceded in death.  She was married Sept. 18, 1921 to Henry ALTHEIDE; he died in 1953.

Surviving are a son, Dale C. OSBORN, Knox; three daughters, Betty BOYD and Anna Mae RICE, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Charles (Mary) WOOLFRE, Culver; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; twenty-two great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Donna BENNETT, Lakeville, and Martha VOREIS, Culver.  She was preceded in death by a son, Henry ALTHEIDE, two brothers and a sister.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with Clarence HIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Culver-Union Township Emergency Medical Service.

 

Friday, February 17, 1984

 

James W. McAllister

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church for James W. McALLISTER, 64, 225 E. 18th St., Rochester, who died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday in Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, following a sudden illness.

The Rev. John RAMSEY will officiate, and burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery, where the Rochester VFW will conduct graveside rites.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home afer 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon.  Masonic and Eastern Star memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, or to the Manitou Training Center.

He was born Nov. 29, 1919 in Stamford, Texas to Jesse and Nixie LINK McALLISTER and had lived in Rochester since 1968 after moving from Culver.  He was married to Lois MORGAN, who died in 1951.  He was married April 24, 1966 to Harriet E. BONINE, who survives.  He was a vice president of the First National Bank, substitute mail carrier, a major in the U.S. Air Force, a veteran of World War II, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rochester, Stamford Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Mizah Shrine, Manitou Shrine Club, Rochester chapter Order of Eastern Star and Manitou Moose Lodge.  A former Red Cross board member, he was Disaster Chairman during the tornado of 1974.  He had been a board member of the Manitou Training Center, the Rochester City Council and Plan Commission, and the VFW.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Martha TYSON, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Walter (Brenda) SANDALL, Green Valley, Ill., and Gwen McALLISTER, at home; a son, James Brent [McALLISTER], at home; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Winifred) JACOB, Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs. Douglas (LouJean) LOVVORN, Stamford, Texas, and a brother, Neil [McALLISTER], Woodbridge, Soffolk, England.  He was preceded in death by a daugher, Linda CLEMONS, and two grandsons.
George R. Garver

George Robert GARVER, 59, Rt. 1, Argos, died at 8:52 a.m. today at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  Arrangements are being handled by the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Forrest Harley

Forrest HARLEY, 71, of 121 E. Logan St., Argos, died at 8:30 a.m. today at Plymouth Parkview Hospital.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Saturday, Febriary 18, 1984

 

Forrest G. Harley

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Forrest G. HARLEY, 71, of 121 E. Logan St., Argos, who died after a long illness at 8:35 a.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

He was born April 25, 1912 at Argos to Wilford and Ruth WHISTMAN HARLEY.  He had been a lifetime Argos resident.  He was a retired farmer and employee of the Indiana Department of Highways.  His first marriage was to Fern PFEIFFER on Nov. 12, 1932; she died March 21, 1958.  His second marriage was to Opal SWIHART on Oct. 25, 1962; she survives.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Carol EASTERDAY, Culver a son, Charles HARLEY, Argos; a step-daugher, Mrs. John (Bonna) KNEPPER, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and two brothers, Walter and Wilmer HARLEY, both of Argos.

The Revs. Gary EDWARDS and Charles BLOOMER will officiate the servies and burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Association.

 

George R. Garver

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for George Robert GARVER, 59, Rt. 1, Argos, who died in Plymouth Parkview Hospital Friday at 8:52 a.m., following a long illness.

He was born April 5, 1924 at Argos to George and Mary VINALL GARVER.  He had been a lifetime Argos resident.  He retired from Dean’s Milk Co., Rochester in 1980, was a World War II veteran and a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge.  He married Virginia KELLY on July 2, 1949; she survives.

Also surviving are three sons Jerry KELLY, Elkhart; Michael KELLY, Fort Wayne, and Kenneth GARVER, Inwood, Ind., five grandchildren, and a brother Jay GARVER, Deming, New Mexico.

The Rev. Charles BLOOMER will officiate the services and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and           7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, where the Maxinkuckee lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m.
Monday, February 20, 1984

 

Pauline E. Shireman

Pauline E. SHIREMAN, 59, of 209 E. Plum St., Argos, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, following a four-month illness.

She was born Nov. 10, 1924 in Culver to Verline and Constance BARGER RHOADES.  She moved from Plymouth to Argos 10 years ago.  She was an employee of United Technologies, Plymouth.

Surviving are four sons, Reginald SHIREMAN, Monticello; Michael SHIREMAN, Plymouth; Larry SHIREMAN, Washington, D.C., and Ronald SHIREMAN, at home; six grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine CULP, Argos, and Geraldine DAVIS, Abilene, Texas, and two brothers, Robert RHOADES, Granger, and Walter RHOADES, Plymouth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Michael CLOUD officiating.  Burial will be in Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Marshall County.

 

Marianne Sanford

Marianne SANFORD, 65, Elkhart, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted Saturday afternoon.

She was born July 2, 1918 in Rochester to William P. and Gladys STONER MITCHELL.  She had lived in Elkhart since 1949, moving there from Crawfordsville.  She was married to Robert E. SANFORD in Winamac on July 26, 1947; he survives.  She formerly owned Angelaco Records Inc., Chicago.

Surviving with the husband are a sister, Mrs. Robert L. (Katherine I.) BARTA, Lombard, Ill., and a nephew, Robert T. BARTA, Villa Park, Ill.

Graveside rits will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Marty Indian Mission, Wagoner, S.D.

 

Florence Birt

Florence BIRT, 76, Rt. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died at 6 a.m. Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.  She had been ill since Tuesday.

She was born April 27, 1907 in Fulton County to George and Nellie BACON BAKER.  She moved here from Indianapolis in 1965.  She was married Jan. 24, 1927 in Indianapolis to Donald BIRT, who died in 1962.  She retired from Roberts School for the Handicapped, Indianapolis, and was a member of the Pleasant Hour Club.

Survving are a son, George S. BIRT, Rochester; two daughters Mrs. Ben (Rosine) WHITE, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lyman (Susan) WILLIAMS, Marysville, Calif.; seven gradchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Robert BAKER, Rt. 1, Macy.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Don and Harry BAKER.

Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy, following cremation.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, is in charge of arragements.
Tuesday, February 21, 1984 to Wednesday, February 22, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, February 23, 1984

 

Dale L. Whiteman

A 21-year-old Kewanna man was killed in a one-car accident 3 1/2 miles south of Kewanna at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday, state police reported today.

Dale L. WHITEMAN died when his northbound car went off Indiana 17 between County Roads 550 and 650 South.  Police said the car left the highway for unknown reasons, struck a steel cornerpost, came back onto the road, then went off again, striking a utility pole.  Whiteman was thrown from the vehicle.

Police said Whiteman died at the scene.  He was rushed to Woodlawn Hospital where he was pronounced dead by Coroner Joyce A. GOOD at 11:17 p.m.

Whiteman is the first person to die in a Fulton County traffic accident since Oct. 10 when Dorothy PAULUS, 50, Mishawaka, died from injuries sufered in an Oct. 8 truck-motorcycle accident.

Funeral arrangements for Whiteman are pending at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna.

 

Richard Ramsey

Richard RAMSEY, 64, Jackson, Mich., died at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday in his home.

He was born July 28, 1919 in Virginia to Robert and Mary RAMSEY.  He was married Sept. 7, 1948 in Michigan to Mary Lou BLACK, who survives.  He was a retired teacher and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wiffe are two daughters Bethany CHENOWETH, Indianapolis, and Gloria RAMSEY, Denver, Colol; three sons, Richard A. [RAMSEY], Livermore, Calif.; William [RAMSEY], Denver, Colo., and Roger [RAMSEY], Rochester; four grandchildren, four brothers, and four sisters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Luecht Funeral Home, Leslie, Mich.  Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery, Jackson, Mich.

 

Friday, February 24, 1984

 

Paul Schmidt

Paul O. SCHMIDT, 74, of 150 W. Warren St., Peru, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Feb. 6, 1910 in Miami County to Michael and Barbara SCHMIDT.  He was married June 17, 1934 to Ethel KURZ, who survives.  He was retired from The Peru Daily Tribune and was a member of the Peru Masonic Lodge and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Paul O. SCHMIDT, Jr., Rochester; a daughter, Connie SCHWINGLE, Peru; a brother, Charles [SCHMIDT], Rt. 5, Peru, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, four brothers and two sisters.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.


 

Henry E. Hunter

Henry E. “Emp” HUNTER, 56, of 1515 Monroe St., died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, several hours after admittance.  He had been in failing health since 1977.

He was born Jan. 6, 1928 in Rochester to Guy and Lilie JOHNSON HUNTER. He was married May 27, 1967 in Rochester to Betty COOPER, who survives.  He was retired from Topps Manufacturing Co., due to ill health.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a step-son Corky NORTH, Rochester; a granddaughter, Wenty NORTH, Rochester; four sisters, Lucille LINDEN, Peru; Mrs. Ermal (Dorothy) CRABILL, Lakeland, Fla. Mrs. Dean (Ruth) ZARTMAN, Lapaz, and Mrs. Harland (Peggy) AHLINGER, Rt. 4, Rochester; seven brothers, Robert, Kelly, Dean and Larry L. [HUNTER], all of Rochester; Arthur “Jack” [HUNTER], Ormond Beach, Fla.; Bill [HUNTER], Logansport, and Harry [HUNTER], Arlington, Va., and an uncle.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery west of Rochester, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.  Friends may call from        2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Bernice E. Grable

Bernice Elizabeth GRABLE, 79, Twelve Mile, died at 4:35 a.m. toda in Chase Center, Logansport.

She was born Feb. 8, 1905 in Cass County to George and Mary NEWMAN BROWER.  She was married Aug. 14, 1943 in Twelve Mile to Ora W. “Pat” GRABLE, who died Aug. 16, 1981.  She was a graduate of Indiana Centeral Normal, and taught at Brush College School, Twelve Mile.  She was a former teller at Twelve Mile State Bank, a former secretary at Grable Chevrolet, Twelve Mile, and was a member of the Skinner Christian Church.

Surviving are a son, Gary Alan GRABLE, Logansport; two step-children, Merrill GRABLE, and Phyllis WRAY, both of Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; eleven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris FORNERO, Rt. 3, Peru, and Ann KOMESHAK, Warren, Mich, and a brother, Don BROWER, Palmeto, Fla.  She was preceded in death by a son, Ned [GRABLE], two sisters and three brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Jim COLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Eldon T. Cumberland

Eldon T. CUMBERLAND, 69, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 12:21 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill during the past year.

He was born July 9, 1914 in Miami County to Walter E. and Blanch HANSON CUMBERLAND.  He had lived in the Akron commnity since 1926.  He was married March 27, 1935 to Lura CLINKER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Max and Mylin [CUMBERLAND], both of Akron; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Eldon (Mary) HORN, Mentone; six brothers, Paul and Loren [CUMBERLAND], both of Claypool; Walter [CUMBERLAND], Riverside, Calif.; Vernon [CUMBERLAND], Akron; Warren [CUMBERLAND], Bourbon, and George [CUMBERLAND], Warsaw.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron, after 2 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday until noon, then at the church until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

 

Saturday, February 25, 1984

 

Dale L. Whiteman

Services for Dale L. WHITEMAN, 21, Kewanna, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mr. Whiteman was killed in a one-car accident 3 1/2 miles south of Kewanna at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday.  He was born in Rochester Feb. 20, 1963 to Kenton and Beverly CONRAN WHITEMAN.  He was married to Teena SPENCER on Nov. 13, 1982 in Kewanna; she survives.  He was employed by Switches Inc., Leiters Ford.  He had attended Kewanna High School.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Amber [WHITEMAN], at home; the parents, of Kewanna; two brothers, David [WHITEMAN], Kewanna, and Douglas [WHITEMAN], with the U.S. Army in Germany; a sister, Julie [WHITEMAN], Kewanna; the paternal grandparents, Herbert and Helen WHITEMAN, Kewanna, the paternal great-grandmother, Jane BUDD, Kewanna; the maternal grandfather, Alex  MASUNAS, Kewanna, and a niece.  A brother died in 1966.

 

Monday, February 27, 1984

 

Irene Shoemaker

Irene M. SHOEMAKER, 71, Burket, died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday in Kosciusko County Hospital, Warsaw, where she was admitted earlier in the day.  She had been ill since September.

She was born July 7, 1912 in Seward Township, Kosciusko County, to Harry and Myrtle WALTERS TAYLER.  She had lived in Burket the past 32 years.  She was married Aug. 20, 1931 to Chester L. SHOEMAKER, who survives.  She was retired from Warsaw Black Oxide Co.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Patricia E. SHOEMAKER, Burket; a sister, Mrs.Donn (Goldie) SHOEMAKER, Claypool; a brother, Paul D. TAYLOR, Vancouver, Wash., and six nieces and nephews.  Services will b e at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.


 

Leonard E. Townsend

Leonard Edward TOWNSEND, 58, Rt. 1, Roann, died at 6:07 a.m. Saturday in Wabash County Hospital.

He was born Sept. 3, 1925 in Peru to Floyd and Lola MYERS TOWNSEND.  He was married June 21, 1946 to Mildred VIGAR, who survives.  He was retired from Container Corp., was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Roann Olive Branch Church of God, the Lions Club and American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Daniel [TOWNSEND], Wabash; Robert [TOWNSEND], Roann, and Donald [TOWNSEND], Warsaw; three daughters, Maria SAYGER, Rochester; Diana TOWNSEND, Rt. 1, Roann, and Jane MEREDITH, Mexico; six brothers, Jesse [TOWNSEND], California; Walter and Richard [TOWNSEND], both of Peru; David [TOWNSEND], Illinois; Floyd [TOWNSEND], Michigan, and Roger [TOWNSEND], Florida; a sister, Shirley BALES, Muncie, and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. tuesday.

 

Dr. Bennett Thompson

Private services were conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home by Rev. Teal YOUNCE for Dr. Bennett THOMPSON, 51, Rt. 5, Rochester, who was found dead early Saturday morning.

Dr. Thompson’s body was found by a family member in a truck at the Thompson residence about 12:30 a.m. Saturday.  He was pronounced dead at Woodlawn Hospital at 3:15 a.m. by County Coroner Joyce A. GOOD.

Mrs. Good said that Dr. Thompson died of carbon monoxide poisoning under undetermined circumstances.  She ruled out homicide as a possible circumstance, howeever.

Dr. Thompson was born Aug. 7, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pa., to Arthur B. and Blanche COFFEE THOMPSON.  He was married June 5, 1954 in Indianapolis to Marilyn J. BYRNE, who survives.  A chiropractor for over 30 years, he practiced in Carmel and Zionsville before establishing his practice here in 1971.

He had attended Temple University, Purdue University and Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis and was a member of the Indiana and American Chiropractic associations.  He attended Epworth Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dawn Lynette) YODER and a son, Darryl S. THOMPSON, both of Plain City, Ohio; the father, of Pitman, N.J., and a sister, Mrs. Gene (Bernice) RICKARDS, Mantua, N.J.  The mother died in 1969.
Helen Miller

Sentencing of David Alan LANGLEY, 25, Rochester, has been set for April 9 following his bargaining agreement plea of guilty in the murder of Winamac businesswoman Helen MILLER, 74.

Langley was charged in a three-county indictment returned by the Pulaski County grand jury in September.  He pleaded innocent on Sept. 21 to murder and burglary charges and to a charge seeking the death penalty.

In the plea agreement reached Friday before a scheduled hearing in LaPorte Circuit Court, Langley agreed to plead guilty of the murder and the state agreed to dismiss the burglary and death penalty charges.  The agreement stated Langley would not oppose a 50-year prison sentence.

The state also agreed not to prosecute Langley’s wife, Kathy[LANGLEY] (formerly Kathy WATSON) for perjury during the grand jury investigation.  Pulaski Prosecutor Dan MURPHY, however, reserved the right to prosecute Kathy Langley if evidence shows she participated in the murder.

Miller’s body was found by family members the morning of Aug.2, 1983, after she failed to show up for work at the family-owned Miller’s Department Store in Winamac.  The body was found on he kitchen floor of her Winamac home.  Death was caused by severe blows to the head, officials said.

 

Mabel J. Nellans

Mabel J. NELLANS, 95, Timbercrest Home, North Manchester, died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday in the Timbercrest Healthcare Center.

She was born Nov. 8, 1888 in Wabash County to Aaron and Sarah BRIGHT SINGER.  She had lived in the Mentone area most of her life, and moved to Timbercrst Home 16 years ago.  She was married March 13, 1909 in Wabash County to Herschel V. NELLANS, who died Jan. 5, 1976.  She was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ and was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Helen SPITLER, Mentone; two sons, Max [NELLANS], Bellevue, Wash., and Dale [NELLANS], Warsaw; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Billy STEELE and Harper WILLS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call aftr 2 p.m. today.

 

Herbert E. Fouts

Herbert E. FOUTS, 70, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 5:05 p.m. Saturday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  He was born Dec. 4, 1913 in Jefferson Township, Miami County to Deo H. and Anna TACOMA FOUTS.  He was married July 1, 1935 in Rushville to Geneva LONG, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a retired employee of the Miami County Highway Department, and was a member of the Denver Baptist Church.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, David [FOUTS], Deedsville; Dale [FOUTS], Peru, and Duane [FOUTS] Leo; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; nine step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Helen WORKING, Rt. 2, Macy, and Doris GALLOWAY, Kokomo.  He was preceded in death by a son, Danny [FOUTS].

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in 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 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.


 

Tuesday, Febriary 28, 1984

 

Maxine York

Maxind “Mickey” YORK, 57, Rt. 5, Peru, died at 9 p.m. Monday at her home after an extended illness.

She was born in Miami County March 9, 1926 to James and Nellie FINCHER McMINN.  She was married Dec. 1, 1946 to Robert Eldon YORK, who survives.  She was a lifetime resident of Maimi County and a deaconess of the Loree First Brethren Church.

Surviving with the husband are the mother, Nellie STICKEL, Milford; two daughters, Karen SHRIVER, Rt. 5, Peru, and Kim GRAHAM, Macon, Ga.; a sister, Betty KIRK, Peru; three brothers, Charles [McMINN], Peru; Robert [McMINN], Logansport, and Ray [McMINN], Fairberry, Ill., and two grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Loree First Brethren Church in Miami County with the Revs. Claude STODGSDILL and Ronald WATERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Santa Fe Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home at Bunker Hill, and at the church on Friday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Loree First Brethren Church building fund.

 

Gerald L. Eastburg

Gerald L. EASTBURG, 66, Brooksville, Fla., died at 4:32 a. m. Monday in Luke’s Memorial Hospital, Brooksville, Fla.

He was born in Galesburg, Ill., on June 24, 1917 to Carl and Ruth CRAWFORD EASTBURG.  He married the former Dorothy SELDERS; she survives.  He was a former funeral director and nursing home operator in Rochester and former owner of the Monticello Nursing Home.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monticello and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert W. EASTBURG, Vernon Hills, Ill., and David L. EASTBURG, with the U.S. Navy in Japan; a step-son, Fred L. BOHM, Rochester; two daughters, Connie J. STRANGE, Fredricksburg, Va., and Diana V. EASTBURG, Tampa, Fla.; and a sister, Pearl EASTBURG, Flafford, Fa.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with the Rev. John EVANS officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Monticello.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

John W. Jordan

John Walter JORDAN, 96, Rt. 1, Tipton, died at 10:25 p.m. Monday in the Dickey Nursing Home in Elwood.

He was born Aug. 30, 1887 in Jasper County, Mo., to John and Harriet RICHARDS JORDAN.  He was married Oct. 31, 1912 to Gail FRITZ, who died Aug. 15, 1978.  He was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church, and the Tipton County Farm Bureau.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Rosemary) HOLLINGSWORTH, Akron, and Mrs. W.C. (Ruth) HARPER, Lima, Ohio; a son, J. David JORDAN, Tipton County; a sister, Anna INNES, Muskogee, Okla.; eleven grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton with the Rev. Harold BARNETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Sharpsville Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.


 

Wednesday, February 29, 1984

 

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Thursday, March 1, 1984

 

Gerald B. Howell

Gerald Byron HOWELL, 80, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Wabash.

He was born in Cass County Feb. 28, 1904 to Ross and Pearl TURNIPSEED HOWELL.  He was married to Ruth Beatrice STOFFER Dec. 31, 1930 in Mexico, Ind.; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and insurance agent, a former Miami County commissioner, a director of the former Farmers State Bank of Mexico, and of the former Mexico Elevator.  He was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.  He was reared by Ray and Myrtle GRAFT.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Janice KLING, Rt. 3, Peru; two sons, Byron J. [HOWELL], Fayetteville, N.C., and Cyrus L. [HOWELL], Rt. 3, Peru; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Margaret TAYLOR, Mexico.  A daughter and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Women’s Fellowship of the Mixico Church of the Brethren.

 

Friday, March 2, 1984

 

Mary Ninios

Services for Mary NINIOS, 65, of 1119 Pontiac St., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with Father Nicholas PETROPOULAKOS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, and on Saturday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Ninios died at 2 a.m. Thursday in Indianapolis Methodist Hospital after an illness of four months.

She was born March 2, 1918 in Trenton, N.J., to Evangelos and Anna KOUREA ATESSIS.  She moved here from Chicago in 1949.  She was married Sept. 19, 1949 in Chicago to Christ L. NINIOS, who died May 9, 1973.  She and her husband owned and operated the former Berghoff Cafe in Rochester for many years.  She was a member of the Rochester Women’s Club and the Greek Orthodox Church, South Bend.

Surviving are a son, Louis NINIOS, Indianapolis, ad a brother, James ATESSIS, Houston, Texas.  A sister preceded in death.
Mildred W. O’Conner

Mildred WELLS O’CONNER, 59, of 1504 Valley Road, Oconomowoc, Wis., died Thursday morning in Oconomowoc, where she moved from Argos five years ago.

She was a former employee of Grandma’s Kitchen and Harvey’s Restaurant in Argos.

Surviving wih the husband, Charles O’CONNER, are two daughters, Barbara CARSTENS, Ionia, Wis., and Judith RABEY, Tippecanoe; two sons, Russ WELLS, Oconomowoc, and Ken WELLS, Oakley, Calif.; nine grandchildren; eight sisters, and four brothers.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Mildred C. Harrold

Mildred C. HARROLD, 84, Rt 1, Mentone, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for a day.

She was born Jan. 4, 1900 in Fulton County, and lived all her life in the Mentone-Akron-Burket area.  She was married April 6, 1918 in Akron to Gail I. HARROLD, who died Jan. 14, 1973. She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving are a son, Arden [HARROLD], Warsaw; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth NOE, North Manchester, and three brothers, Wilvin TEEL, Akron, and Wilford and Ransford TEEL, both of Warsaw.  A son, Merl E. [HARROLD], died Nov. 26, 1983.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, March 3, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, March 5, 1984

 

Edna Fisher

Edna FISHER, 91, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

She was born March 4, 1893 in Fulton County to Wolfgang and Fidella WILFERT.  She was a lifetime resident of Richland Center.  She was married July 23, 1910 to Oliver P. FISHER, who died Jan. 12, 1942.  She attended the First Church of Christ Scientist, Plymouth.

Surviving are two daughters, Reena SMITH, Winamac, and Ethel FISCHER, Valparaiso two sons, Albert [FISHER], Cloptown, Ala., and Roy Dean [FISHER], Logansport; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sixteen step-grandchildren; a brother, Roy WILFERT, Rogers, Ark.; two step-daughters, Lucille KENDALL, Rochester, and Ruth CLARK, Wall, N.J., and a step-son, Russell FISHER, Rochester.  Three sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Reader Marjorie WEEKS 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. Tuesday.
Robert L. Masteller

Robert L. MASTELLER, 68, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

He was born April 17, 1915 in Fulton County to Justin A. and Mary MOORE MASTELLER.  He was married Dec. 7, 1933 to E. Louise WILSON, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and was a past master of the Kewanna Masonic Lodge.  He was a member of the Royal Arch Masons, Rochester; the Scottish Rite, South Bend; was past patron of the Rochester Order of Eastern Star; was a member of the Swingin Dudes, the Tippecanoe Twirlers, Winamac, the Indiana Square Dance Callers Association, and the Indiana Round Dance Council.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Billy [MASTELLER], Mishawaka;                  J. [MASTELLER], Kewanna, and Jonathan [MASTELLER], Logansport; six daughters, Dara YODER, Argos; Mary Nell SMITH, Twelve Mile; Barbara WIREMAN, Lafayette; Sally MASTELLER, South Bend; Martha MASTELLER, Grand Canyon, Ariz., and Emma MASTELLER, Indianapolis; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren a brother, Claude [MASTELLER], and a sister, Kathleen BOWEN, both of Rochester.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.  Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Harold E. Briney

Harold E. BRINEY, 62, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend, where he had been a patient for two days.  He had been ill for six days.

He was born March 13, 1921 in Fulton County to Harry and Eva STANLEY BRINEY.  He had lived most of his life in Richland Township.  He was married Aug. 16, 1947 in Rochester to Norma Jean ZUMBAUGH, who died Sept. 30, 1980.  He was a farmer and a World War II army veteran who served in the South Pacific.

Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly B. BRINEY, at home, and Mrs. Charles (Joyce) HASSENPLUG, Rt. 3, Rochester; a son, Michael E. BRINEY, Rt. 3, Rochester; three grandchildren, Melissa and Edward HASSENPLUG and Heather B. RINEY; four sisters, Mrs. Demoine (Irene) TOWN, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates; Mrs. Donald (Lorine) MORGAN, Rt. 5, Rochester; Mrs. Joe (Beatrice) LEWIS, Rt. 5, Rochestr, and Mrs. Fred (Geraldine) BROWN, Rt. 7, Rochester, and a brother, Gerald [BRINEY], Rt. 3, Rochester.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald SNELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Harold Briney Scholarship Fund for Agriculture.
Pearl M. Hiland

Pearl M. MUTCHLER HILAND, 98, Peabody Memorial Home, North Manchester, died at 7:27 p.m. Saturday in the Peabody Health Care Center.  She was born Nov. 15, 1885 in Rochester to Samuel and Theresa GOTTSCHALK MUTCHLER.  She was married Feb. 17, 1910 to Milton HILAND, who died Nov. 30, 1957.  She had lived in the Peabody Memorial Home since 1974.  She was a retired teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church, Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Frances PETREY, Campbell, Calif.; two sons, Robert [HILAND], Girard, Kan.; and Arthur [HILAND], Gamboa, the Canal Zone; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Peabody Memorial Chapel, North Manchester, with the Rev. Richard CRAIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetry, where graveside services will be conducted at 11:15 a.m.  Friends may call at the Peabody Memorial Chapel an hour before services.  Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, March 6, 1984

 

Milo E. Newcomer

Milo E. NEWCOMER, 67, of 508 Parkview Heights, Knox, was found dead at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in his home.  He was born Dec. 11, 1916 in Rochester to Charles and Emma EASTERDAY NEWCOMER.  He was employed by General Woodworkers, Knox.

Surviving are a daughter, Marlene MORION, Crown Point, and two sisters, Mrs. COLELLA and Mrs. Ben KONIECZNY, both of LaPorte.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Braman and Son Memorial Chapel, Knox, with the Rev. Phil EMERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Bass Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

 

Wednesday, March 7, 1984

 

Cecil Tabler

Cecil TABLER, 63, Mexico, died at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall Saturday morning.

He fell down the stairway in his sister’s home in South Bend and suffered head injuries.

He was born May 14, 1920 in Fulton County to Albert A. and Hettie M. EVANS TABLER.  He moved from Fulton County to Mexico 5 1/2 years ago.  He was married June 1, 1941 in Fulton to Olive Fern PURSLEY, who died March 23, 1969.  He was married Dec. 27, 1969 in South Bend to Ilene REED BABB, who survives.  He was retired from farming and from Hart Schaffner & Marx and was a member of the Fulton Wesleyan Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, David [TABLER], Muskegon, Mich.; three step-children, Sandra WORTHINGTON, Onward; David BABB, Logansport, and Donna SMITH, Wabash; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Adam (Nora) SOMMERS, Grass Creek; Mrs. David (Mary) THOMAS, South Bend; Mrs. Herman (Edna) GOODMAN, Rochester; Mrs. Ross (Myrna) FUNKHOUSER, Alachua, Fla.; Mrs. Paul (Geneva) FUNKHOUSER, Mishawaka; Mrs. James (Lillian) CRIST and Mrs. Don (Erma) WILLIAMSON, both of Twelve Mile; and three brothers, Ashel [TABLER], Rochester; Raymond [TABLER], Logansport, and Orville [TABLER], South Bend.  Two brothers, Kenneth and Herman [TABLER], and an infant daughter preceded in death.


 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Fulton Wesleyan Church with the Revs. Steven CUNNINGTON and Emmett MEEK officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton Wesleyan Church or to the Gideon Bible Society.

 

Thursday, March 8, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, March 9, 1984

 

Robert E. Donaldson

Robert E. DONALDSON, 91, Detroit, Mich., died at 2 a.m. today in St. Mary’s Hospital, Detroit.  Arrangements are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Angeline Dargas

Angeline “Pat” DARGAS, 80, Fulton, died Thursday morning at her home.  She had been in failing yealth for several years.

She was born May 31, 1903 in Chicago to John and Sophia JELLEN ROUDEN and had lived in Fulton since moving from Chicago in 1966.  She was married in Chicago June 6, 1923 to Joseph DARGAS; he died Feb. 15, 1982.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving are a sister, Catherine POTIS, Cicero, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.  Five sisters and an infant daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Ann’s Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Geneva Isbell

Geneva ISBELL, 51, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla.  She had been ill two months.

She was born May 13, 1932 in Lafayette to Robert and Bethel ALLEN WINGER; they survive.  She was married Feb. 5, 1950 in Mississippi to Horace “Izzy” ISBELL; he survives.  She lived in this area since moving from Wolcott in 1964.

Surviving with the parents, Wolcott, and husband are a son, David [ISBELL], Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Scott (Carol) YOUNGSTROM, Ocala,Fla.; Mrs. Doug (Linda) KLINE, Rochester, and Mrs. Thomas (Sharon) STURDEVANT, Ocala, Fla.; six grandchildren; six brothers, Harold, Carl and Roger WINGER, all of Wolcott; Alva WINGER, Columbus, Ind.; Clifford WINGER, Oxford, and Harry WINGER, Goodland; a sister, Mrs. Ron (Violet) WIDENER, Remington.  An infant son, Donald [ISBELL], and a brother preceded in death.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
Vernon Roeske

Vernon ROESKE, 70, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday in the Michael Reese Medical Center, Chicago.

He was born July 30, 1913 in Chicago to John and Josephine SCHWENBERG ROESKE.  He was maried May 6, 1937 in Crown Point to Ruth D. KUEHLING, who survives.  He was retired from the Trost Model Aircraft Hobby of Chicage.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Charm PIGG, Rt. 3, Peru, and Melody VALENT, Chicago; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two brothers, George [ROESKE], Cary, Ill., and Herbert [ROESKE], Bourbon, Mo.  A daughter and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with Bishop Noel HAUPERT officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Leslie F. Kintner

Leslie F. KINTNER, 81, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.

He was born March 1, 1903 in Bunker Hill to Vincent and Maude Ellen ARMY KINTNER.  He married Harriet MONTGOMERY July 5, 1933.  He was married Aug. 18, 1963 to Mary Alice OGLE, who survives.  He was a retired farmer from the Macy area and was a member of the Open Door Bible Church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughters, Mae BALDWIN Peru; four step-sons, Don CHICK, Weslie, Mich.; Richard WRIGHT, Lafayette; James WRIGHT, Denver, and Jerry WRIGHT, North Manchester; a step-daughter, Connie JUDY, Denver; nineteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Martha TUCKER, Denver, and Hattie MARSH, Marion.  Three brothers and four sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David BROWN officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetry, Denver.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, March 10, 1984

 

Dolores I. Stackhouse

Dolores I. STACKHOUSE, 63, Rt. 5 (Waterhaven Estates), Warsaw, died at her home Friday morning.  She had been ill several years.

She was born Nov. 7, 1920 at Angola, Ind., and was married April 22, 1939 at Etna Green to Don E. STACKHOUSE; he died in 1979.  She moved to Warsaw two years ago from south of Burket where she and her husband had farmed.  She was retired from Zimmer Manufacturing, Warsaw, and was a member of the Palestine Christian Church.

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

Robert E. DONALDSON, 91, died at 2 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Hospital, Livonia, Mich.  He was a former resident of the Macy community.

He was born March 7, 1893 to Albert and Hila RICKNER DONALDSON.  He married Mabel M. MAUS on Oct. 27, 1923 in Mexico, Ind.; she died April 21, 1957.  He was a retired employee of the Chrysler Corp.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph R. [DONALDSON], San Diego, Calif., and Edward H. [DONALDSON], Livonia, Mich.; a daughter, Muriel MORRISON, Detroit; a sister, Elizabeth  MULLINIX, Wabash; a brother, John L. [DONALDSON], Rt. 3, Peru, eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services willl be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at the funeral home an hour before the services.

 

Cecil M. Fields

Cecil M. FIELDS, 76, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 10:35 a.m. Friday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

Born Sept. 14, 1907 in Rochestr to John I. and Emma FIELDS, he married Lula Mae MORRETT Sept. 9, 1933 in Rochestr.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year; she survives.  He was a retired Wayne Township farmer and employee of the state highway department.  He was a member of the Wayne Township advisory board, the Kewanna Masonic Lodge and both national and state Holstein associations.

Also surviving are two daughters Mrs. Shirley SHIVELY, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Sandra REDMASTER, Ft. Wayne; three sons Roger [FIELDS], Kewanna; Richard [FIELDS], Minneapolis, Minn., and John [FIELDS], Ft. Wayne; fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Six brothers preceded in death.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald MOORE officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Grass Creek United Methodist Church.

 

Kendra Ann Beasley

Kendra Ann BEASLEY, infant daughter of Jeffery and Robin WIDEMAN BEASLEY,  Rt. 1, Mentone, was stillborn Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

Surviving with the parents are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph WIDEMAN Jr., Mentone; maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy KRULL, Mentone; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Guy BEASLEY, Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth BENNER, Phoenix, Ariz.

Private services will be conducted by the Rev. Charles JONES.  King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.
Monday, March 12, 1984

 

Ethel A. McKee

Ethel A. McKEE, 68, of 123 Logan St., Argos, died at 1:54 p.m. Sunday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital following a heart attack Saturday.

She was born Nov. 28, 1915 in Wabash County to J. Edward and Laura HOLSTEIN KEFFABER.  She moved from Plymouth to Argos in 1951.  She was married May 7, 1949 in Wabash to Lawrence McKEE, who died Dec. 28, 1983.  She was employed by Schoonover’s Department Store, Argos.  She was a member of the Delta Handa Bridge Club and the Argos Progress Club and was a former member of the Argos Town Board, and was former president of Argos Music Boosters.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marlyne) DeLONG, Seattle,Wash., and Mrs. John (Linda) RIDOUX, Louisville, Ky.; two sons, John Edward [McKEE], Dallas, Texas, and Larry [McKEE], Carmel; four grandchildrn; two sisters, Hazel ELEY, Dallas, Texas, and Aline WARSCHKO, Andrws, and a brother, John [KEFFABER], Wabash.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday 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 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos EMS.

 

Marjorie K. Neidlinger

Marjorie K. NEIDLINGER, 79, Garden Courts West, Plymouth, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend, following a six-week illness.

She was born April 30, 1904 in Marshall County to Lewis and Edith DIPERT KELVER.  She moved from Culver to Plymouth 10 years ago.  She was married June 7, 1922 in Plymouth to Fay O. NEIDLINGER, who died Nov. 9, 1971.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Plymouth, and the Senior Citizens - Garden Courts West.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Francis (Joan) ZINK, Culver; Mrs. Clem (Jean) MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Gene (Ruth) MORRIS, Plymouth; four sons, Ralph and Don [NEIDLINGER], both of Culver, and Dr. Glenn and Robert [NEIDLINGER], both of Anchorage, Alaska; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. W.O. (Mildred) WILLIAMS, Plymouth; Mrs. Earl (Lois) KLATT, Mishawaka; Mrs. Harold (Pauline) KNOWLTON, Walkerton, and Mrs. William (Betty) HERRELL Sr., Argos.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Private family services will be Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Howard ROBISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Garden Courts West.
Ermal F. McKee

Ermal F. McKEE, 72, Rt. 2, Argos, (Richland Center) died unexpectedly at 3:55 p.m. Sunday in his home.

He was born April 5, 1911 in Fulton County to Samuel and Gertrude BROOKER McKEE.  He was married Sept. 2, 1933 in Gary to Lois McGRIFF, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and former bus driver for Argos Community Schools.  He was a past noble grand of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge and was a member of Mt. Horeb Encampment, Rochester.

Surviving with thd wife are a son, Larry [McKEE], Argos; a grandson, Douglas McKEE, West Lafayette; two sisters, Kathryn KOKKO, Arlington Heights, Ill., and Mrs. Glen (Sarah) WOLFE, Argos.  A sister, Helen [McKEE[, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. C. Samuel SHOEMAKER 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.  The Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

 

Esther M. Klepfer

Esther M. KLLEPFER, 87, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Galveston, died at 11:56 p.m. Saturday in Canterbury Manor.  She had been ill 5 1/2 years.

She was born April 5, 1896 in Cass County to William J. and Rachel Jane BRATTON WARD.  She had lived most of her life in Galveston.  She was married Octoer 1916 to Robert Irvin KLEPFER, who died in 1963.  She and her husband owned and operated the Galveston Greenhouse.  She was a member of the Galveston First Baptist Church, Jackson Township Home Ec Club, Ladies Missionary Sociaty, HOPE, and ws a charter member of the Art and Garden Club.

Surviving are a son, Wendell W. [KLEPFER], Rt. 1, Rochester a daughter, Colleen Jeanette KLEPFER, Indianapolis; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Murray Galveston Chapel with the Rev. Ed FINNLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Galveston Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to Canterbury Manor in care of Patient Special Services.

 

J. “Mike” Payne

J. “Mike” PAYNE, 37, of 8592 18th Road, Argos, died Tuesday at the home of his parents of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Gary DUNLAP, Marshall County Deputy Coroner.  The body was found Friday by relatives.

He was born May 30, 1946 in Kokomo to John and Thelma HUTCHINS PAYNE.  He moved from Denver to Argos in 1957.  He was a former employee of Wickes Corp., Argos, and was a member of the Plymouth Eagles Lodge.

Surviving are the parents, Rt. 2, Argos; a son, John Alan [PAYNE], Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Carole) KEPLER, Plymouth, and two nieces.

Services were at 11 a.m. today in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert SHULTZ officiating.  Burial was in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Marie Hunter

Marie HUNTER, 92, Roann, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday in Wabash Community Hospital.

She was born April 25, 1891 in Roann to Abraham L. and Mary Elmette TILMAN LUKENS.  She had lived in Roann most of her life.  She was married Sept. 10, 1916 in Wabash to William A. HUNTER, who died Aug. 20, 1929.  She was a retired librarian of the Roann-Paw Paw Library and was former court treasurer of Roann. She was a member of the Roann United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of the Gilead Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, William Lincoln [HUNTER], Rt. 1, Wabash; two daughters, Mary Ellen HUNTER and Alice E. HUNTER, both of Roann; a grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.  Three brothers and a grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grandstaff Funeral Home, Roann, with the Rev. James PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Roann Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Porter Coplen

Porter COPLEN, 68, of 408 Apache Drive, Peru, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday in his home.

He was born Sept. 19, 1915 in Rochester to Milo K. and Hanna Belle PORTER COPLEN.  He was married June 20, 1937 to Pauline WHITNEY, who died June 30, 1969.  He was married Aug.9, 1974 to Alice DEVINE, who died May 16, 1983.  He was a retired engineer for the Norfolk and Western Railroad.  He was a life member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, and Fraternal Order of Police.

Surviving are a sister, Carolyn HOOKER, Rochester; an uncle, Ray COPLEN, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Sam FLEMING officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Mooseheart Fund.

 

Tuesday, March 13, 1984

 

Eugene Shepherd

Kelly Eugene SHEPHERD, 48, Rt. 2, Pierceton, died at 8 a.m. Monday in Whitley County Hospital, Columbia City.

He was born Oct. 3, 1935 in Mt. Sterling, Ky., to Kelly and Sally SHEPHERD.  He was married Aug. 23, 1956 to Onedia HOPKINS, who survives.  He was a crane operator.

Surviving with the wife are the father, Kelly SHEPHERD, Claypool; two daughters, Mrs. James (Karen) LEWIS, Mentone, and Mrs. Doyle (Kristy) KINCAID, Columbia City; two sons, Gary [SHEPHERD], Larwill, and Larry [SHEPHERD], Pierceton; eight grandchildren; five brothers, Lee [SHEPHERD], Burket; Joe [SHEPHERD], Warsaw; Caudill [SHEPHERD], Claypool, and Okie and Cecil [SHEPHERD], both of Kentucky, and five sisters, Mrs. Wheeler (Vada) CONLEY, Rt. 3, Rochester; Nawasa VIRES, Columbia City; Sadie TETTER, Wabash, and Delphy SHEPHERD and Rhoby (last name unknown), both of Kentucky.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, Warsaw, with the Rev. Albert WHITAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Lake Cemetery, Silver Lake.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the McHatten Funeral Home, Warsaw.


 

David W. Metzger

David W. METZGER, 92, Kewanna, died at Woodlawn Hospital at 11:40 a.m. Monday.

He was born Sept. 8, 1891 in Leesburg to William and Adelaid WILKINSON METZGER.  He was married to Pha WOODS on Dec. 16, 1916 in Kewanna; she died July 21, 1974.  He was a retired Rochester City Dairy deliveryman.  He was Kewanna town marshal from 1940-48.  He was a 72-year member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving are a son, Donald [METZGER], Rochester; a daughter, Mary RENKENBERGER, Logansport; a brother, Grover [METZGER], Monticello; three sisters, Ruth HUGHES, South Bend; Bertha URBIN, Walkerton, and Anna ALLEN, Rochester; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  A brother, a sister and a granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Kewana.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.  I.O.O.F. services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Pearl Martin

Pearl MARTIN, 95, of 1146 South St., Culver, and a former Argos resident, died at       4 p.m. Monday at Plymouth Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient one day.

She was born Dec. 9, 1888 at Bourbon to Benton and Martha BENNETT SINGREY and was a lifetime resident of Marshall County.  She married F. Earl MARTIN at Bourbon on March 16, 1910; he died March 13, 1962.  She was a lifetime member and former board member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Dick (Mildred) HARING, Culver, [with] whom she had lived the past 10 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiting.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, March 14, 1984

 

Marilyn J. Thompson

Marilyn Jayne THOMPSON, 51, Rt. 5, Rochester, was found dead in a truck in the garage at her home Tuesday morning. Deputy Coroner Junior D. GOOD ruled that death was due to carbon monoxide poisoning under undetermined circumstances.  He said he does not believe homicide was a factor in the death.

Good said that the body was discovered by Chris WALLEY of Rochester, son of Connie WALLEY who is employed in the chiropractic offices of Mrs. Thompson’s late husband, Dr. Bennett THOMPSON.  When Mrs. Thompson did not arrive at the office as scheduled Tuesday morning, Mrs. Walley asked her son to check the Thompson home.

Dr. Thompson was found dead in the family truck at the home last Feb. 25.  His death also was ruled as due to carbon monoxide poisoning under undetermined circumstances.

Mrs. Thompson was born Aug. 7, 1932 in Indianapolis to Lloyd and Bessie PARRISH BYRNE.  Her marriage to Dr. Thompson was on June 5, 1954 in ndianapolis.  They moved to Rochester in 1971 from the Carmel and Zionsville communities.  Mrs. Thompson was secretary=bookkeeper-receptionist for her husband’s practice.  She attended the Epworth United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.


 

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dawn Lynette) YODER, and a son, Darryl Shawn THOMPSON, both of Plain City, Ohio; the mother of Cape Coral, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Allen (Barbara) AYERS, also of Cape Coral, and nieces and nephews.  The father and a brother, Edward [BYRNE\, preceded in death.

Private services were conducted today in the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Rev. M. Richard Mitchell

The Rev. M. Richard MITCHELL, 57, of 5622 Joyce Ave., Fort Wayne, pastor of the Rochester First Baptist Church from 1953 to 1958, died at 12:28 p.m. Monday in Fort Wayne.

He was born June 24, 1926 in East Chicago to Elmer and Fay KELLER MITCHELL.  He was married Aug. 9, 1946 to Phyllis ALLIN, who survives.  He was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Ill., and Gordon Theological Seminary, Boston, Mass., and was assistant to the president of Judson College, Elgin, Ill.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Paul R. [MITCHELL], Hicksville, Ohio, and David A. [MITCHELL], Elgin, Ill. a daughter, Sharon FOX, Fort Wayne; the father, Elmer MITCHELL, Veedersburg; two sisters, Helen NEWMAN, Veedersburg, and Ruth OCHELTREE, Wheaton, Ill., and a brother, Archie Krout [MITCHELL], Crawfordsville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Baptist church, Fort Wayne, with Drs. William A. DEANS and Harm WEBER officiating.  Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne.  Memorials may be made to the Memorial Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, or to Judson College.

 

Thursday, March 15, 1984

 

Fannie M. Moore

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron for Fannie M. MOORE, 90, of 806 Lynnwood Drive, Goshen, formerly of Akron.  She died at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday in the Greencraft Nursing Home, Goshen.  She had been in failing health for two years.

The Rev. Frank CRAMER will officiate, and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today, and on Friday until time of services.

She was born Oct. 30, 1893 in Akron to John and Martha BURNS ROBBINS.  She lived in the Akron commnity until 1970, then moved to Glendale, Ariz.  She moved in 1982 to Goshen.  She was married April 5, 1913 to Orville MOORE, who died in 1956. She had been a member of the Akron United Methodist Church since 1910.

Surviving are two sons, Richard [MOORE], Coldwater, Mich., and Gordon [MOORE[, Goshen; a grandson, Ronald MOORE, Glendale, Ariz.; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Cleo ACRIDGE, Glendale, Ariz., and two brothers, Paul ROBBINS, Fallon, Nev., and Earl ROBBINS, Diamond Springs, Calif.  A grandson, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Friday, March 16, 1984

 

Alva Shoemaker

Alva SHOEMAKER, 79, of 1825 Rogers St., Logansport, died at 11:12 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

He was born Sept. 30,1904 in Cass County to Elmer and Millie POWNALL SHOEMAKER and was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Cass counties.  His wife, Edith McCLURE, preceded in death.  He was retired from the Penn Central Railroad, and was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Ellen) STEWART, Kent, Wash.; a half-sister, Mrs. Clayton (Treva) CHAPIN, Fulton; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Fulton Cemetery with the Rev. David PRICE officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, March 17, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, March 19, 1984

 

Carl C. See

Carl C. SEE, 86, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 7:05 p.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born March 26, 1897 in Denver to Walter F. and Alice EIKENBERRY SEE.  He was married Feb. 21, 1921 in Macy to Averill A. WHITEHILL, who died Aug. 29, 1976.  A former owner of See and Sons Electric Store, Mexico, he was a retired Peru and Mexico businessman.  He was a World War I Marine veteran, a member of the Mexico Baptist Church, a 50-year member of the American Legion.

Surviving are four sons, Earl N. [SEE], Chili; Wallter Eugene [SEE], Kokomo; Roy Q. [SEE], San Diego, Calif., and Larry W. [SEE], North Liberty; two daughters, Carol A. NEWMAN, Hobart, and Peggy J. KLINE, Rt. 3, Peru; nineteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a brother, Walter F. [SEE], Tampa, Fla.  Two great-granddaughters, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. James LUND officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m Tuesday.  Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Monday, March 19, 1984

 

Agnes L. Phillipy

Agnes L. PHILLIPY, 89, of 123 N. Grant St., Peru, died at 8:07 p.m. Sunday in her home.

She was born Feb. 21, 1895 in Miami County to James and Catherine WOLF SHAUMAN.  She was married July 3, 1915 to George PHILLIPY, who died Feb. 3, 1979.  She was retired from the Square Deal Cafe.

Survving are four sons, Robert and Donald [PHILLIPY], Peru; Joe [PHILLIPY], Macy, and Lenard [PHILLIPY], Lenard [PHILLIPY], Wabash; five daughters, Connie Mack PHILLIPY, Dorothy PHILLIPY and Betty EGE, all of Peru; Lucile Yorg BOLINGER, Wabash, and Mary Jane GEARHART, Akron; four sisters, Mrs. Oren (Helen) GARBER, Walton, and Mrs. Lyman (Hilda) STANTON, Mrs. George (Hazel) CARSWELL and Rheda SHAUMAN, all of Peru; thirty-two grandchildren; forty-nine great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with Dr. Sam FLEMING officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Cass County.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, March 20, 1984

 

Franklin T. Stansell

Franklin T. STANSELL, 71, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient since Jan. 9.  He had been in failing health for a year.

He was born May 5, 1912 in Delphi to Frank and Margaret STANSELL.  He moved here from South Bend 40 years ago.  He was married April 7, 1935 in LaPorte to Ada SWISHER, who died Jan. 23, 1972.  He was married July 31, 1972 to Myrtle M. WHITE, who survives.  he was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are three step-daughters, Ann TRIBBETT, Royal Center; Sue COOK, Rochester, and Pat STILES, Knoxville, Tenn.; ten step-grandchildren; a brother, Sterling [STANSELL], Miami, Fla., and two nieces, Barbara CARBIENER, South Bend, and Martha BURNES, California.  Three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Davis Cemetery near Burnettsville.  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.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 1984 to Thursday, March 22, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, March 23, 1984

 

Donald L. Dunnuck

Donald L. DUNNUCK, 82, of 14645 St. Rd. 331 S., Bourbon, died at 12:45 a.m. today in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Saturday, March 24, 1984

 

Donald L. Dunnuck

Services for Donald L. DUNNUCK, 81, Bourbon, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Argos Wesleyan Church with the Revs. Michael CLOUD and Ralph WESTHAVER officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery southeast of Bourbon.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, and at the church on Tuesday for an hour before services.

Mr. Dunnuck died at 1245 a.m. Friday in Plymouth Parkview Hospital.

He was born Nov. 4, 1902 in Warsaw to Ed and Alice WHEELER DUNNUCK.  He had lived in the Warsaw, Mentone and Bourbon areas and also for three years at the Brainerd Indian School Mission in Hot Springs, S.D.  He was married Oct. 16, 1926 in Bourbon to Gladys SNYDER, who survives.  He was a farmer and a member of the Argos Wesleyan Church, where he taught Sunday Shool for many years.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Deloris) ELLINGER, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Lamar (Evelyn) SECRIST, Etna Green, and Mrs. Richard (Geneal) ECKER, Plymouth; two sons, Devon [DUNNUCK], Claypool, and Charles [DUNNUCK], Bourbon; twenty-five grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie COLEMAN, Mentone, and a brother, Maurice [DUNNUCK], Etna Green.  Two grandchildren preceded in death.

 

Monday, March 26, 1984

 

Rex L. Freidline

Rex Lee FREIDLINE, 55, of 150 W. Warren St., Peru, died at 10:14 p.m. Saturday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born Feb. 7, 1929 in Albany to Homer W. and Lucille MULLINS FREIDLINE.  He was married in 1956 to Frances CUNNINGHAM, who survives.  He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, an adult clown for the Peru Circus City Festival, and a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church at Peru.

Mr. Freidline was a teacher at Sycamore Middle School in Kokomo.  He previously taught at Liberty School, Peru Junior High Schol and at schools in Fulton and Cass counties.  He was a member of the United Teaching Profession; the board of directors of the Indiana State Teachers Association, in which he had held other offices, and was a former president of both the Peru and the Kokomo teachers ossociations.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Kevin (Christine) McKINNEY, Peru; Catherine FREIDLINE, Seward, Neb., and Constance FREIDLINE, Houston, Texas, and two grandsons.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Martin HAEGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Easter Pageant, or to the Scholarship Fund.
Albert M. Jenkins

Albert M. JENKINS, 83, formerly of Rt. 2, Plymouth, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Culver after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 8, 1901 in Brook, Ind.  He moved from Culver to Plymouth in 1968.  He was a retired cement finisher.  He was married Feb. 19, 1919 to Goldie TOMBS, who survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Glen (Kathryn) WITHERS, Buchanan, Mich.; Mrs. Anthony (Ruby) HERZAK, Chicago; Mrs. Charles (Marie) BAKER and Mrs. Robert (Eileen) BUTLER, both of Culver; a son, Richard PONTIUS, Sebring, Fla.; twenty grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Clara PUTMAN, Gary. A daughter and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Bonine Funeral Home,Culver, with the Rev. Walter VONDEROHE officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Herbert H. Granholm

Herbert H. GRANHOLM, 72, Kewanna, died at 2:10 p.m. Friday in his home.

He was born Jan. 15, 1912 in Tampa, Fla., to Herman and Anna GRANHOLM.  He was married Sept. 23, 1939 in Kewanna to Juanita WOLFE, who survives.  He was a retired sheet metal worker for the Boyer Fire Apparatus Co., Logansport.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Jerry E. [GRANHOLM], Bangor, Maine; a daughter, Dorothy McFARLAND, Rochester four grandchildren; a brother, Enar [GRANHOLM], Hammond, and three sisters, Signe MIERENDORF, Muskegon, Mich., and Ellen SCHMOEKEL and Pearl FERGUSON, both of Hammond.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Revs. Marc ROYER and Larry SCHMOEKEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Orma G. DuBois

Orma G. DuBOIS, 80, of 33 S. Sumner St., West Terre Haute, died at 1:25 a.m. Sunday in Union Hospital, Terre Haute.

She was born Dec. 20, 1903 in Jackson County, Ohio, to Jacob M. and Josephine DUVENDECK BUCKLEY.  Her husband, Oscar DuBOIS, died in 1981.  She lived at Rt. 7, Rochester, until three years ago, and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Hammond, and the First Baptist Church, West Terre Haute.

Surviving are a niece, Marjorie KISNER, West Terre Haute, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bedino Chapel of the Valley, West Terre Haute, with the Rev. Maynard NUTTING officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethesda Memorial Park, West Terre Haute.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today. The Order of Easter Star will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. today.
Tuesday, March 27, 1984

 

Fred D. Haney

Fred D. HANEY, 77, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 12:46 p.m. Monday in his home.  He had been ill since last September.

He was born Jan. 26, 1907 in Milford to Peter E. and Frances WEAVER HANEY.  He had lived in the Akron community for the past 40 years.  He was married Jan. 25, 1930 to Doris JENNINGS, who survives.  He was a member of the Beaver Dam Church.  He retired from teaching after 43 years, having taught 23 years at the Beaver Dam School.  He received his teaching degree from Manchester College and his master’s degree from Indiana University.  He was a member of the Kosciusko County Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Marilyn) ADAMS, Akron; three sons, Fred [HANEY] Jr., Akron; Dr. L.E. “Bugs” HANEY, Goshen, and Maurice “Mort” [HANEY], Akron; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Kenneth [HANEY], Milford; Paul [HANEY], Elkhart, and Loyal Dale [HANEY], Nappanee. A son, David [HANEY], two sisters and two brothers prceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Beaver Dam Church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron after 2 p.m. Wednesday, and Thursday at the church an hour before services.

 

Wednesday, March 28, 1984

 

Gladys M. Parker

Gladys May PARKER, 63, Leiters Ford, died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill the past four years.

She was born July 18, 1920 in Clark County to James and Anna MONTGOMERY EDWARDS.  She moved to Leiters Ford from Scottsburg, Ind.  She was married in Scottsburg on June 26, 1938 to Doyal E. PARKER; he survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. James (Phyllis) SWICK, Rochester, and Linda PARKER, Leiters Ford; a son, James E. PARKER, Cula Vista, Calif.; four grandchildren; a brother, Sidney EDWARDS, Marysville, Ind., and several nieces and nephews.  A daughter, two sons and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Philip HERSHBERGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Bessie M. Smith

Bessie M. SMITH, 84, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in ill health for several years.

She was born May 6, 1899 in Patriot, Ind., to Edward and Mable STEEL TRUITT.  She moved to Canterbury Manor eight years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Wilma J. JUDD, Plymouth; a grandson, Gary SMITH, Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Tona (Teri) MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Fred (Maggi) BECASTRO, Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Everett [TRUITT], Carolton, Ky., and Leslie [TRUITT], Fairbiew, and a sister, Idy TRUSTER, Hartford.  A son, Francis E. [SMITH], preceded in death.


 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Clarion E. Hunter

Clarion E. HUNTER, 79, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 2:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill five days.

He was born Dec. 19, 1904 in Pulaski County to David and Lillie GOOD HUNTER.  He lived most of his life in the Akron area.  He was married Aug. 4, 1928 in Fulton County to Emma M. THOMPSON, who died in 1967.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter and was a member of the Disko United Methodist Church.

Surviving are the mother, Lillie HUNTER, Rocheter; two daughters, Mrs. Sam (Beverly) WOODARD and Mrs. Loyle (Bonnie) KARNS, both of Kokomo; a son, John D [HUNTER], Roann; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin [HUNTER], Rochester, and Clurel [HUNTER], Kewanna, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers and two sons.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, 808 E. Rochester St., Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, March 29, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, March 30, 1984

 

Deloris Conover

Deloris CONOVER, 51, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died at 1 a.m. today in Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been a patient since Tuesday.  She had been in failing health for six years.

She was born Aug. 31, 1932 in Rochester to Fred and Nora McDONALD HUNTER.  She moved here from Hammond in 1977.  She was married Sept. 21, 1951 in Rochester to Bill CONOVER, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Sandra) SCHOFIELD, Argos; Mrs. Wayne (Susan Ann) BLOCH, Matteson, Ill., and Joanna Lynn CONOVER, at home; three sons, Bill Junior [CONOVER], Hammond; Charles [CONOVER], Springfield, Mo., and Timmy [CONOVER], Rochester; nine grandchildren and the father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred HUNTER, Rochester.  Her mother, Nora WARREN, preceded in death. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Vega Barta

Vega BARTA, 88, of 421 W. Ninth St., died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  She had been in failing health for three months.

She was born June 15, 1895 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Joseph and Mary ZIKA.  She was married June 8, 1925 to E. Richard BARTA, who died in 1958.  She was a member of the Peoples Church, Cedar Rapids, and attended Coe College, Cedar Rapids.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. George A. (Marjorie) JOHNSON, LaMesa, Calif.

Private services will be conducted at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Saturday March 31, 1984

 

Louedva C. Kuhn

Louedva C. KUNN, 71, Rt. 3, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 3:32 p.m. Friday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, where she was admitted Friday morning.

She was born in Richland Township of Fulton County on Feb. 17, 1913 to Andrw and Edith CASTLEMAN BUNN.  She lived most of her life in Richland Township.  She was married to Harold L. KUHN on April 29, 1931; he survives.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, John Edward [KUHN], Rt. 3, Rochester, and Larry L. [KUHN], Argos; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildrn; two sisters, Mrs. Hurschel (Rosemary) NOLEN, New Port Richey, Fla., and Mrs. Delbert (Charlotte) BECK, Montpelier, Ohio.  Two daughters, a granddaughter and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald SNELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the services Monday.

 

Deloris Conover

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Deloris CONOVER, 50, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, who died at 1 a.m. Friday in Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis.

The Rev. Rodney RUBERG will officiate the services and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the services Sunday.

 

Monday, April 2, 1984

 

Lillie M. Weeks

Lillie Marie WEEKS, 95, who had resided at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, for the past 10 years, died at 9:23 p.m. Saturday in the Peabody Health Care Center.

She was born May 29, 1888 in Lagro to John and Sarah Ann COLDREN RUDICEL.  She was married Oct. 21, 1908 to Vallie S. WEEKS, who died Sept. 11, 1947.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Huntington, and the Order of Eastern Star.  She formerly lived in Akron.

Surviving are a son, Hugh S. [WEEKS], Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jacob (Mary) SCOTT, Elwood; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Peabody Memorial Chapel, North Manchester, with the Rev. John CURTIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, North


Manchester.  Friends may call at the chapel an hour before services.  Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert D. Young

Robert D. YOUNG, 56, of 120 E. Grant St., Hartford City, a former resident of the Rochester area, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in his home following a two-year illness.

He was born Aug. 11, 1927 in Indianapolis to Donald and Mamie YOUNG.  He was married Sept. 27, 1947 in Converse to Marjorie TROYER, who survives.  He was general manager of the Mercer Lumber Co., Hartford City, and co-owner of the Fairmount Lumber Co., Fairmount.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Blackford Masonic Lodge and the York Rite, and the Trinity United Methodist Church.  He was World War II Air Force veteran.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Kathy ROE, Indianapolis, and Laurie EADS, Elkhart; five sons, Donald, Dean and Daniel [YOUNG], all of Hartford City; David [YOUNG], Fort Wayne, and Dale [YOUNG], at home; three sisters, Mildred HOLLINGSWORTH, Hancock, Wis.; Lois CURRY and Hazel BASSETT, both of Indianapolis, and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kepplinger Funeral Home, Hartford City, with the Revs. O. Rex LINDEMOOD and William CUTSHAW officiating.  Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today.  Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

C. DeVon Hutchison

C. DeVon HUTCHISON, 60, of 16961 State Road 331, Bourbon, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, of an apparent heart atack he suffered at home.

He was born Nov. 4, 1923 near Tippecanoe to Harry and Allee FISHER HUTCHISON.  He was married July 4, 1947 in Talma to Betty KRAMER who survives.  He was a farmer and a former employee of the Metheny Elevator, Bourbon.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Allee HUTCHISON, Bourbon; a foster daughter, Mrs. Robert (Paula) LUSE, Grovertown, and two foster grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. C. Edwin McCLARNON officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren 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.

 

Maude Barts

Mrs.  Howard (Maude) BARTS, 85, of 210 E. Sixth St., died at 9:50 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 3, 1984

 

Maude Barts

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Grace United Methodist Church for Maude S. BARTS, 85, of 210 E. Sixth St., who died at 9:50 a.m. Monday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She had been a patient since Thursday, and in failing health for two weeks.

The Revs. Russ WILBUR and F.G. KUEBLER will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday at the church an hour before the service.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

She was born July 26, 1898 in Tyner to Frank and Martha POFF STULL.  She lived most of her life in Marshall and Fulton counties. She was married Nov. 8, 1918 in Plymouth to Howard C. BARTS, who died Dec. 13, 1960. She was active in the Green Thumb, and was a volunteer in the RSVP.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (June) VRANA, Rochester, and Mrs. Tom [Alice) SROUFE, Rt. 2, Macy; a son, Joseph [BARTS], Rt. 1, Rochester; a daughter-in-law, Vada BARTS QUACKENBUSH,  Rochester; five grandsons; a granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Keith [BARTS], in 1959; a grandson, a great-grandson, two sisters and three brothers.

 

James A. Bottorff

James A. BOTTORFF, 61, of 1501 Lake Ave., Plymouth, died at 4:20 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following a three-month illness.

He was born May 28, 1922 in Marshall County to James and Doris BROSIUS BOTTORFF.  He was married Oct. 11, 1942 in Plymouth to Edith COOPER, who survives.  A lifetime area resident, he was a 38-year employee of the McCord Corp., Plymouth.  He was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of the VFW and the First United Church of Christ, Plymouth.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Lt. Cmdr. Jerry BOTTORFF, Summerville, S.C.; Dennis [BOTTORFF], Lakeville, and Jim [BOTTORFF], Olympia, Wash.; four grandchildren; three sisters; four brothers, and the mother, Doris BOTTORFF, Plymouth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Dr. Ronald LEICHTY officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery, where the Plymouth VFW will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Memorial Health Foundation.
Wednesday, April 4, 1984

 

Russell D. Warren

Russell D. “Buss” WARREN, 76, of 16447 Elm Road, Bourbon, died unexpectedly at 1:57 a.m. today in his home.  He had been ill 10 years as a dialysis patient.

He was born May 25, 1907 near Tippecanoe to Jesse and Xoa MILLER WARREN.  He was married July 17, 1926 in Plymouth to Nora HALL, who survives.  A retired farmer, he was a lifetime resident of Tippecanoe Township.  He was a member of the River Bend Conservation Club and the First Baptist Church of Argos.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Catherine POOLE, Warsaw; Ilene BESSINGER, Leesburg, and Esther BERGER, Plymouth; four sons, Dale [WARREN], Argos; DeWayne [WARREN], Lebanon; Welcome [WARREN], Bourbon, and Jesse [WARREN], Knoxville, Tenn.; twenty-five grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church, Argos, with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Friday an hour before services.

 

Thursday, April 5, 1984

 

June M. Merley

June M. MERLEY 82, of 116 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, died at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home Warsaw.  She had been ill sine Aug. 13, 1983.

She was born June 11, 1901 in Chili to William H. and Dora HALL BISH.  She lived in the area of Miami and Fulton counties all her life. She was married Nov. 30, 1922 to Sam MERLEY, who died in December 1980.  She was a retired teacher from the Peru School system. A graduate of Chili High School and Manchester College, she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, the Miami County Retired Teachers Association, and the National Retired Teachers Association.  She also was a member of the Akron United Methodist church, the Chili Baptist Missionary Society and the Akron Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Akron United Methodist church with the Revs. Bill SHEWMAN and Frank CRAMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron after 2 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday at the church an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Akron Cemetery Association.

 

Friday, April 6, 1984 to Saturday, April 7, 1984

 

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Monday, April 9, 1984

 

Cleo Taylor

Cleo TAYLOR, 92, Four Cherry Tree Lane, Naples,Fla., died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Naples Community Hospital shortly after admission following a brief illness.

She was born Jan. 30, 1892 in Miami County to Jacob E. and Harriet Ann GAERTE SNEARLY.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She later lived with her daughter in Beech Grove, Ind., and had lived in Naples, Fla. since 1979.  She was married June 21, 1914 in Akron to Orbra H. TAYLOR, who died Feb. 1, 1966.

She was a member of the Rochester First Baptist Church and was a teacher of the Epsilon Gamma Class for more than 50 years.  She was a charter member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority, the Rochester Women’s Club and the Fulton County Historical Society.  She served three terms on the Rochester School Board, and was a lifetime member of the Fulton County Red Cross Chapter.  She attended Rochester Normal College and Franklin College, and was known throughout the state for book reviews.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harry I. (Mary “Peg”) WEILAND, Naples, Fla., and Beech Grove; two granddaughters, Mrs. Ronald (Sarah Ann) RUNYON, Greenwood, and Elizabeth HUGHES, Indianapolis; and four great-grandchildren.  A son, Robert H. [TAYLOR], died in 1960.

Graveside rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Library or the First Baptist Church.

 

DeWayne M. Crawford

DeWayne M. “Cricket” CRAWFORD, 28, Rt. 2, Rochester, died Sunday morning in his home.

Junior D. GOOD, Fulton County Deputy Coroner, said Mr. Crawford hanged himself in the shop area of Egolf Motors salvage yard which he managed.  The business building and the home are connecting structures near U.S. 31 southeast of Rochester.

He was born May 12, 1955 in Columbia City to Phil M. and Genevieve HERTSEL CRAWFORD.  He grew up in the South Whitley area.  He was employed for eight years by the Whitley Manufacturing Co.

Surviving are the wife, Sherry Lynn SHEETS CRAWFORD; two sons, Troy and Toby [CRAWFORD], both at home; the father and step-mother, Phil M. and Martha CRAWFORD, Warsaw; two brothers, Larry and Galen [CRAWFORD], both of South Whitley a sister, Mrs. Dennis (Carole) CRIPE, Claypool; the paternal grandfather, George C. CRAWFORD, Columbia City, and the maternal grandmother, Mildred HERTSEL, South Whitley.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley, with the Revs. Burris MOORE and David GROGG officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Whitley County.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m.
Lonnie Hopkins

Lonnie HOPKINS 73 Rt. 1, Akron, died at 7:45 a.m. today at his residence following a two-year illness.

He was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., on May 25, 1910 to Oscar and Nannie HOLBROOK MILLER HOPKINS.  He had livd in the Akron community sine moving from Michigan in 1945.  He was married to Elizabeth STINE on June 8, 1936 at Six Lakes, Mich.; she survives.  He had been employed in the oil fields while living in Michiagn, worked as a trucker and a farmer while living here and owned and operated the former Hoppey’s Tavern in Akron for 10 years.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Reta) BAHNEY, Mrs. William (Linda) KELLY and Mrs. Jack (Eleanor) FETROW, all of Akron; Mrs. Robert (Lorraine) THOMPSON, LaFontaine, and Sandra HELTON, Greentown; a son, Dwayne HOPKINS, Akron; twenty-one grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his step-mother, Sissie HOPKINS, Rt. 2, Akron; four sisters, Eloree FLETCHER and Josephine BUCHER, both of Akron; Earlene STONE, Fort Wayne, and Evelyn BUCHER, South Whitley; and a half-brother, Talor MILLER, Security,  Colo.  A great-grandson, Lonnie HELTON, preceded in death.

Services are tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from   2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the services Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, April 10, 1984

 

Jonathan Honeycutt May and

Willard Robert May

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone for two brothers who were fatally injured in a fire Sunday morning in their home at 308 Sunset Drive, Winona Lake.

Jonathan Honeycutt [MAY], 4, was dead on arrival at 7:20 a.m. Sunday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  Willard Robert MAY, 1, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday in the burn unit of the St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Services will be officiated by the Rev. Chad BURKHART, and burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

John and Theresa PRATER MAY are the parents of the brothers, both born in Warsaw = Jonathan Honeycutt [MAY] on March 4, 1980, and Willard Robert MAY on Nov. 22, 1982.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Dana [MAY], and a brother, Jason [MAY], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Willard PRATER, Palestine, and Geraldine PRATER, Mentone; the maternal great-grandmothers, Alice PRATER, Packerton, and Beulah ENGLE, Silver Lake; the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Robert MAY, Palestine, and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. German MAY, Palestine.
Willis J. Ogle Sr.

Willis J. OGLE Sr., 80, Denver, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born Oct. 31, 1903 in Chili to William and Nellie SCHBAUGH OGLE.  He was married July 5, 1924 in Oak Park, Ill. to Lillian C. SCHROEDER, who survives.  He was a retired postal employee at Oak Park Ill., and a 10-year employee at the Olin Corporation at Peru, retiring in 1974.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Willis J. [OGLE] Jr, Denver, and Eugene H. [OGLE], Torrence, Calif; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and three half-brothers, Walter WILHELM, Peru; Charles WILHELM, Gilead, and Robert WILHELM Logansport.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mary KENZORA officiating.  Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Virginia A. Long

Virginia Ann LONG, 52, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. today in her home. She had been in failing health for three years.

She was born May 11, 1931 in Rochester to Vern and Annabelle DAVIS SANDERS.  She was a lifetime resident of this community.  She was married Sept. 16, 1956 in Rochester to Franklin LONG, who survives.  She was a former employee of the Rochestr Telephone Co.  She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church, the NABA Lodge, the Farm Bureau of Newcastle Township, the S. and E. Ladies’ Organization of the Newcastle Township Farm Bureau, the Fulton County Choral Club, and was a former member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Surviving with the husband are two daughers, Mrs. Reza (Holly) NAJAFIARAB, Chicago, and Heather LONG, at home; a son, Birch [LONG], at home; a grandson, Christopher NAJAFIARAB; the mother, Annabelle SANDERS, 1116 Franklin Ave., and two brothers, Wendell and Francis [SANDERS], both of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her father.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Wednesday, April 11, 1984

 

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Thursday, April 12, 1984

 

Ralph D. Shrader

Ralph Donald SHRADER, 78, Rt. 3, Kewanna, died at 2:50 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, following a 2 1/2-year illness.

He was born Feb. 15, 1906 in Miami County to Abner and Elizabeth GRAF SHRADER and was a lifelong area resident.  He was married Dec. 28, 1929 in rochester to Pearl HOTT, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Winamac, where he was a former elder and deacon.  He was former director of the Fulton County REMC, was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, and served in the USDA-ASC from 1937=1972.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Dolores J. SMELTZER, Winamac; two sons, Ronald [SHRADER], Kewanna, and Donald [SHRADER], Monterey; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with the Revs. Michael LOENSHAL and Larsene HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Friday, April 13, 1984

 

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Saturday, April 14, 1984

 

Doveda G. Showley

Doveda G. SHOWLEY, 66, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died in San Diego, Calif., at noon Friday  (3 p.m. EST) after an illness of several months.

She was born March 27, 1918 in Wayne Township to Loyd and Ruth POWNALL ROUCH and was a lifetime resident of the Grass Creek area.  She was married Feb. 20, 1937 in Fulton to Harold D. SHOWLEY, who survives.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church and the Bide-a-Wee Club.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Loretta SHOWLEY, Indianapolis; two sons, Larry G. SHOWLEY and Lonnie D. SHOWLEY, both of El Cajon, Calif.; three grandchildren; the mother, of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Annabelle) CLARY, Jr., and Elnora SMILEY, both of Rochester.  The father prceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at Fulton with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, and on Tuesday until services.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton United Methodist Church.
Billie Byerline

Billie BYERLINE, 62, Rt. 3, (Richland Center community), Rochester, died unexpectedly Friday at 12:21 CST (1:21 EST) p.m. of an apparent heart attack in Valley Community Hospital, Brownsville, Texas, where he had lived the past several winters.

He was born Sept. 23, 1921 in Mechanicsburg, Ill., to Jacob and Ruth STOGDELL BYERLINE.  He moved to this area from Illinois in 1950.  His first marriage was to Mary Ellen HERNDON; she died in 1947.  His second marriage was to Velma LEWIS CUSICK in 1948 at Gibson City, Ill.; she survives.  He was a retired farmer and had been associated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service for 26 years, serving in Starke, Pulaski, Cass and Fulton counties before retiring from the Fulton County office in 1981. He was a member of the Rochester Kiwanis Club and the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Dyann MILLER, Hopkinsville, Ky.; three sons, John [BYERLINE], Galveston; Terry [BYERLINE], Hopkinsville, Ky., and William E. [BYERLINE], at home; eleven grandchildre; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Virginia HILL, Mechanicsburg, Ill.; Mrs. Don (Bette) PETERS, Gibson City, Ill.; Shelby SKINNER, Coronado, Calif., and Mrs. Richard (Beverly) FRY St. Charles, Mo.; and a brother, Kenneth [BYERLINE], Springfield, Ill.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, April 16, 1984

 

Doveda G. Showley

Services have been changed from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at Fulton to the Fulton United Methodist Church for Doveda SHOWLEY, 66, Rt. 2, Kewanna, who died in San Diego, Calif., Friday.

The rites will be at 1:30 p.m.Tuesday with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating and burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and at the church on Tuesday until services.

 

Murl M. Mosher

Murl M. MOSHER, 83, Kewanna, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday in Knox.

She was born Oct. 3, 1900 in Porter County to John and Sadie MILLER McQUISTON.  She was married March 23, 1921 in Knox to Clyde C. MOSHER, who died in 1967.

Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Mae PEARSON, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Pauline BROWN, Kewanna, and four grandchildren.  A son, a daughter and a sister preceded in death.

Private rites for family and relatives are pending at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna.  Burial will be in the Round Lake Cemetery, Knox, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  There will be no visitation.
Cleo Ogle

Cleo “Maggie” OGLE, 80, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 1:55 a.m. Sunday in Lynchburg, Tenn.  She had been seriously ill for six weeks.

She was born July 10, 1903 in Medaryville to Leonard and Sarah SANDERS.  She moved from Cedar Lake to Nyona Lake 12 years ago.  She was married April 10, 1936 in Crown Point to Cecil OGLE Sr., who died March 28, 1982.  She was a member of the Eagles and American Legion Auxiliaries of Cedar Lake.

Surviving are three daughters, Berniece ENGLE, Winamac; Mrs. Kenneth (Jane) CALDWELL, Camden, and Mrs. Ray (Phyllis) WARREN, Lynchburg, Tenn.; two sons, Marvin [OGLE], Kewanna, and Cecil Junior [OGLE], Athens; a brother, Harold SANDERS, Attica; fifteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  Nine brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at Fulton with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until time of services.

 

Norman C. Baillieul

Norman C. BAILLIEUL, 77, Rochester Mobile Home Court, died in his sleep this morning in his home following a six-month illness.  He was born Aug. 9, 1906 in Springfield, Mass., to Alexander and Edna STREETER BAILLIEUL.  He had lived in the Rochester community since 1948.  He was married Nov. 2, 1931 in Chicago to Mildred A. ROUCH, who survives.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and retired in 1972 from Sealed Power Corp.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ronald R. [BAILLIEUL] and Allen A. [BAILLIEUL], both of Rochester; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Jessie BAILLIEUL, Springfield, Mass., and Jean SMITH, West Springfield, Mass. two brothers, Paul and Everett [BAILLIEUL], both of Springfield, Mass., and nieces and nephews.  Four brothers preceded in death.

Private services 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 Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Tuesday, April 17, 1984

 

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Wednesday, April 18, 1984

 

Harriet L. Boggs

Harriett L. BOGGS, 80, formerly of 215 E. Walnut St., Argos, died at 1:10 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient since 1979.

She was born July 4, 1903 in Leesburg to Charles and Charity LONG RIPPEY.  She was married May 26, 1928 in Fort Wayne to Arnold BOGGS, who preceded in death.  She was a retired teacher, former owner of the Argos Candy Kitchen, and a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Charlotte STITT, Elkhart; a niece, and a nephew.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. E. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.


 

Robert E. Hoffman

Robert Eugene HOFFMAN, 45, of 11 Elginwood Drive, Elgin, S.C., died unexpectedly at 2:55 p.m. Sunday in the Baptist Medical Center, Columbia, S.C.

He was born July 18, 1938 in Huntington to Charles Robert and Ella Mae WALL HOFFMAN.  He recently moved to South Carolina after living 17 years in Rochester.  He was married to Frances CARMICHAEL HOFFMAN, who survives.  He was employed as a correctional officer with the South Carolina Wateree River Correctional Institute.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Robert M. and Troy D. [HOFFMAN], both at home; two daughters, Angela Say HOFFMAN, at home, and Mrs. Brian (Yolanda) MATHEWS, Hollywood Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Sharon) WALLS, Argos, and Mrs. Henry (Betty) MORGAN, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Dunbar Funeral Home, Garvais Street Chapel, Columbia, S.C., with the Rev. Donald M. FOXWORTH officiating.  Burial will be in the Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, or the American Red Cross.

 

Thursday, April 19, 1984

 

Harry Sullivan

Harry SULLIVAN, 81, East Main Street, Mentone, died at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born April 30, 1902 in Martin County to Everett and Onada INMAN SULLIVAN.  He had lived the past 55 years in the Mentone area.  He was married July 12, 1929 in Louisville, Ky., to Grace FIELDS, who survives.  He was a farmer for most of his life and was superintendent of the Mentone Water Works for 17 years, retiring in 1981.  He was a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. David (Monna Lee) JOHNS and Martha Ann REAVIS, both of Riverside, Calif., and Mrs. Dann (Marilyn Sue) JOHNSON, Kokomo; a son, Larry  [SULLIVAN], Indianapolis; a foster-son, Jesse HENDERSON, Akron; a sister, Edith WALLS, Rochester; a brother Ward [SULLIVAN], South Bend; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will b e at 10 a.m. Saturday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Billy STEELE and Jim DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Richard L. Smith

Richard Lee SMITH, 46, Rt. 3, Peru, was found dead Wednesday afternoon in an open field in Maimi County, the fictim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Miami County Coroner Dr. John CRAWSHAW told The Peru Daily Tribune the cause of death was a .22 caliber gunshot wound behind the right ear.

He was born May 3, 1937 in Kokomo to Frank and Lela SMITH SMITH.  He was married Oct. 5, 1957 in Mexico to Karen A. CORRELL.  He was married Nov. 21, 1980 in Peru to Pauline GROSS, who survives.  He was an employee of Thermogas at Peru, and was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church, the Peru Moose Lodge and the Peru Maennerchor.

Surviving with the wife are a son,Wayne A. [SMITH], Peru; three daughters, Penny Sue BRIMMER and Patricia SMITH, both of Mexico, and Shelley NEWLIN, Galveston; five step-children, David PALMER, Manhattan, Kan.; Lesa PALMER, Enid, Okla; Mark PALMER, Peru;


 Patty MALOTT, Macy, and Shelly PALMER, Rt. 3, Peru; the mother, Lela SMITH SANFORD, Denver; four grandchildren, and a sister, Barbara McCRACKEN, Homestead, Fla.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday.  The Moose Lodge will conduct services at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

 

Dorothy Heck

Dorothy HECK, 86, formerly of Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Miller[s Merry Manor Nursing Home at Warsaw following a six-year illness.

She was born June 14, 1897 in Tippecanoe to Charles and Pricilla WALTZ HUMBARGER.  She was married in 1917 in Plymouth to Ray HECK, who died Dec. 2, 1949.  She was a lifetime resident of Tippecanoe.

Surviving are a son, Bill [HECK], Tippecanoe; two grandchildren, and three great-grandsons.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Gary EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Association.

 

Friday, April 20, 1984

Evelyn M. Cranmer

Evelyn M. CRANMER, 94, formerly of Oakwood Apartments, died at 9:15 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home at Plymouth, where she had been a patient seven weeks.  She had been in failing health two years.

She was born March 14, 1890 in Sleepy Eye, Minn., to John and Elizabeth SCHMIDT DREXLER.  She moved to Rochester five years ago, coming from Riverside, Calif., where she lived 32 years after moving from East Chicago.  She was married Aug. 30, 1911 in Sleepy Eye to Edward E. CRANMER, who died Sept. 30, 1965.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Altar Society, RSVP and AARP, and was a charter member of the Daughters of Isabella, East Chicago chapter.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Alice) BONNER, Sawyer, Mich.; a son, James A. [CRANMER], Rochester two granddaughters, and three great-grandchildren. A son, George [CRANMER], died in 1935.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Mercy Cemetery at Gary.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, where a private Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens Mini Bus Service.

 

Saturday, April 21, 1984

 

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Monday, April 23, 1984

 

Thomas M. Fugate

Thomas M. FUGATE, 51, of 105 E. Jackson St., Mentone, died at 3:12 a.m. Sunday in his home following a one-year illness. He was born Jan. 12, 1933 in Attica to John Ralph and Dorothy DREHER FUGATE.  He lived in Mentone since 1958.  He was maried Aug. 19, 1961 in Mentone to Elaine DUNNUCK, who survives.  He was a 1957 Purdue University graduate and served in the military from 1953-55.  He was senior vice president of the Farmers State Bank at Mentone, served on the board of directors, was director of the South Bend Chapter of the American Institute of Banking and was a graduate of the Banking School at the University of Wisconsin. He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church, the Mentone Lions Club, Mentone Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne and the Kosciusko County Shrine Club.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Beth [FUGATE], Indiana University; a son, Mark [FUGATE], at home, and the mother, Dorothy FUGATE, Winona Lake.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Revs. Lester TAYLOR and E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m.Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Mentone Emergency Medical Service.

 

Beth Ann Adams

Beth Ann ADAMS, 14, Wray Drive, Elkhart, died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday in Riley Hospital, Indianapolis, following an illness of 18 months.

She was born July 22, 1969 to Donald and Paula TERRELL ADAMS, who survive.  She was a lifelong resident of Elkhart and was president of the freshman class at Jimtown High School.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Jeffery Scott [ADAMS], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar TERRELL, Akron, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mr. Leo ADAMS, Warsaw, formerly of the Beaver Dam community.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Jamestown United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.  Friends may call at the Warner Funeral Home, Osceola, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Riley Cancer Research Fund, Riley Hospital, Indianapolis, or to the Ronald McDonald House at Riley Hospital.

 

Mary E. Borton

Mary E. BORTON, 90, of 1060 Lincolnway East, Plymouth, former Mentone resident, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

She was born March 31, 1894 in Fulton County to A.J. and Laura Inez CAMERER RIDDLE.  She was married Nov. 30, 1911 to Linus BORTON, who died Jan. 28, 1971.  She moved from Mentone to Plymouth six years ago.  She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, the Home Demonstration Club, and was a 50-year member of the Royal Neighbors.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Verl (Freda) ROOSE, Plymouth; a brother, Charles RIDDLE, Argos; a sister, Mabel WILSON, Rochester; two grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.


 

Tuesday, April 24, 1984

 

Miriam A. Williams

Miriam A. WILLIAMS, 48, Elkhart, died at 7:48 a.m. Monday in Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born April 15, 1936 in Rochester to Edwin V. and Virginia MEREDITH.  She was married Nov. 4, 1972 in Elkhart to Gregory P. WILLIAMS, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Debbi STINSON, Elkhart, and Mrs. Michael (Vicky) EIMMA, Beach Haven, N.J.; two sons, Ed HEIMAN and Bob RICHARDSON, both of Elkhart; two grandsons, and the father and step-mother, Edwin and Nona MEREDITH, Mentone.

Services will b e at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Elkhart, with the Rev. Howard KEYSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Clarence F. Hill

Clarence F. HILL, 86, of 1404 W. Neely Ave., Muncie, mayor of Rochester from 1945-51, died Monday morning in Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie after a brief illness.

He was born March 5, 1898 in Rochester to John F. and Anna SMITH HILL.  He had lived in Muncie since 1974.

While in Rochester, Mr. Hill had been a city councilman, owned and operated the John F. Hill Co., was manager of Safway Steel Products, and was development engineer for Magnetic Shield Co., until retiring in 1972.

He served with the U.S. Navy during World War I and graduated in 1920 from Purdue University with a degree in chemical engineering.  He was the oldest member of Phi Delta Chi Fraternity at the time of his death.  Mr. Hill was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church in Muncie, a 64-year member of the Rochester American Legion, a 50-year member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge, a 42-year member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Purdue Alumni Association, and a past presidet of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving are the wife, Eva Irene HILL, Muncie; a son, John J. HILL, Muncie; a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Betty) MOEHLING, Memphis, Tenn.; a grandchild, Christina HILL, Muncie, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Parson Mortuary Adams Street Chapel in Muncie and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory Cemetry at Muncie.  Friends may call from  6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday for an hour before services.

 

Gregory Dean Rhodes

Gregory Dean RHODES, 3 months, Rt. 4, Box 189, Rochester, was dead on arrival at  10  a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Jan. 15, in South Bend to Samuel and Charlotte MASTERSON RHODES.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Anthony Lee [RHODES], at home; the maternal grandparnts, Mr. and Mrs. Charles MASTERSON, Argos; the paternal grandmother, Shirley CLARK, Arizona; the paternal grandfather, Larry RHODES, Arizona; the maternal great-grandmother, Etta MASTERSON, Rochester, and the paternal great-grandfather, Claude RHODES, Tippecanoe.  Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the North Judson Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home at Plymouth from 7 to 9 p.m. today.


 

Wednesday, April 25, 1984

 

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Thursday, April 26, 1984

 

Beulah M. Smith

Beulah M. SMITH, 74, Marion, died Wednesday in Marion Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 10, 1909 near Burket to Jesse and Martha BARNES SWICK.  She attended Akron High School.  She was married to Randal SMITH, who preceded in death.

Surviving are four granddaughters, Patricia WHITE, Debra ADDISON, Robin DAVISSON and Dianna KIERSTEAD, all of Marion; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Opal ADAMS, Dalton, Ga., and a brother, Loyd SWICK, Rochester.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen HIPSKIND, and a brother, Merl [SWICK].

Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

Loris E. Easterday

Loris E. “Happy” EASTERDAY, 88, Fulton, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in St. Elizabeth Hospial, Lafayette.  He had been in failing health one year. He was born July 22, 1895 in Fulton County to George and Lavina FENSTERMAKER EASTERDAY and was a lifetime resident of the county.  He was married June 18, 1921 to Helen JOHNSON, who died Aug. 19, 1935.  He was married Nov. 22, 1945 in Fulton to Lydia RANS, who died Dec. 21, 1978.  He was a retired machinist and was a veteran of World War I.  He was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Rochester American Legion.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Wilma) HALPENY, Rt. 1, Macy, and Mrs. George (Esther) ALTMAN, Rt. 4, Peru; two sons, Richard [EASTERDAY], Rochester, and Don [EASTERDAY], Corpus Christi, Texas; a step-daughter, Mrs. George (Margaret) St. CLAIR,    Rt. 2,  Kewanna; eleven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildrn; two step-great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul [EASTERDAY], fulton, and a sister, Mrs. Glenn METZGER, Aurora, Ill.  A foster-daughter, a grandson and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW posts.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Fulton United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, April 27, 1984

 

Mildred Scott

Mrs. Harry (Mildred) SCOTT, 75, of 407 E. 14th St., died at 8 a.m. today in the St. Vincent’s Hospice, Indianapolis.  Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.
Lloyd H. Gault

Lloyd H. GAULT, 69, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill since January.

He was born Aug. 27, 1914 in Fulton County to John Merrit and Katy G. SMALL GAULT.  He had lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married Dec. 12, 1937 in Fulton to Helen POWNALL, who survives.  He was a retired livestock trucker and farmer, and was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Don [GAULT], Kokomo, and David [GAULT], Etna Green; a daughter, Odetta HARRISON, Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Estel (Anna) CHAMP, Mrs. Lawrence (Essie) SIDERS and Mrs. Sam (Bessie) KIRK, all of Rt. 2, Kewanna; Mrs. Laurel (Vivvian) OTTO, Holly, Mich.; Mrs. Robert (Nellie) McGREW, Fulton, and Mrs. Paul (Donna) REFFETT, Lagrange; two brothers, Earl [GAULT], Oklahoma City, Okla., and Elium [AULT], Manchester, N.H.  Three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. David PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Champ Howdeshell

Champ Clark HOWDESHELL, 86, formerly of 1216 College Ave., died at 2:08 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital after admittance that morning.  He had been ill several years, and had resided at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for the past seven years.

He was born May 4, 1897 in Lincoln County, Mo., to William H. and Frances E. HAWKINS HOWDESHELL.  He moved to Indiana in 1936, where he lived in the Kewanna and Gilead communities.  He moved to Rochester in 1972.  He was married Dec. 21, 1916 in Olney, Mo., to Rosa N. YORK, who died Aug. 3, 1955.  He was a retired farmer, and had been employed as a millwright for Inland Steel, Gary.  He was a member of the Baptist church at Middletown, Mo., and the Kewanna Pinhook Grange.

Surviving are two sons, Edward M. [HOWDESHELL], Rt. 3, Rocheter, and Malcolm L. HOWDESHELL, Rt. 1, Cromwell; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Della BAILEY, Elsberry, Mo., and a brother, Whit [HOWDESHELL], Truxton, Mo.  Five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday for an hour before services.
Susie Johnson

Susie JOHNSON, 41, of 4501 Parkwood Drive, Kokomo, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 20, 1943 in Rochester to Harry and Grace FIELDS SULLIVAN.  She was married July 26, 1963 to Scott Daniel JOHNSON, who survives.  She was an insurance agent for the Johnson Agency and was a member of the Alto Road Church of Christ, the Insurance Women of Kokomo and the Professional Insurance Association.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Angela and Stephanie [JOHNSON], both at home; two sisters, Monna Lee JOHNS and Martha Anne REAVIS, both of Riverside, Calif.; a brother, Larry [SULLIVAN], Indianapolis, and the mother, Grace SULLIVAN, Mentone.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Ellers Chapel, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, with Keith BEASON officiating.  Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Howard County Cancer Society.

 

Saturday, April 28, 1984

 

Mildred E. Scott

Services for Mildred E. SCOTT, 75, of 407 E. 14th St., will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Scott died at 6 a.m. Friday in St. Vincent’s Hospice at Indianapolis after an illness of six months.

She was born Dec. 2, 1908 in Chicago to Ralph and Nellie HEMIG and moved to Rochester from Chicago 31 years ago.  She was married Dec. 1, 1927 in South Bend to Harry L. SCOTT, who died March 19, 1975.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, The Guild, Sigma Alpha Sorority, the Senior Citizens Club and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Surviving are six sons, Calvin [SCOTT], Benton Harbor, Mich.; Harvey [SCOTT], Rochester; Donald [SCOTT], Belmont, N.C.; Emerson [SCOTT], Florence, Ala.; Kenneth [SCOTT], Indianapolis, and Edward [SCOTT], Plymouth; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Marshall HEMIG, Mishawaka.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

 

William A. Anderson

William A. ANDERSON, 53, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 8 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Cecil Pickens

Cecil PICKENS, 75, formerly of 212 W. Ninth St., a resident of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home since 1975, died there at 8:30 a.m. today.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.
Monday, April 30, 1984

 

Delores M. Tucker

Delores M. TUCKER, 63, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 8 a.m. Suday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health several years.  She was born Jan. 10, 1921 in Logansport to Fred and Opal ADAMS EASTERDAY.  She had been a resident of the Akron community for 45 years.  She was married in October 1939 to Ernest TUCKER, who died in March 1981.  She was a member of the Akron First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Madonna) CLEMONS, Akron; a son, Jack [TUCKER], Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Maxine BORING, Greenwood; Zelma TRAVER, Jeffersonville; Margie EVANS, Ohio, and Mary SHAMBAUGH, Akron, and two brothers, Charles [EASTERDAY], Wabash, and Thurmon [EASTERDAY], Laketon.  Three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Deaton Funeral Home,Akron, with the Rev. Joseph CLEMONS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron First Baptist Church.

 

William Anderson

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for William ANDERSON, 53, Rt. 1, Rochester (Lake Manitou), who died at 8 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital, after being admitted the previous evening.  He had been in failing health for a year.

The Rev. Sam CARLTON will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery where the VFW and American Leion will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Mr. Anderson was born July 25, 1930 in Richland Township to Howard and Nellie OVERMYER ANDERSON.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married Dec. 5, 1953 in South Bend to Janet KEESEY, who survives.  He was a retired contractor and served in the U.S. Army during the Koran War.  He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Manitou Moose Lodge and the Legion of the Moose.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Tracy ANDERSON, at home; Mrs. Mark (Debbie) TYLER and Mrs. Steve (Karen) CRAFT, oth of Rocheter; a son, Douglass [ANDERSON], Macy; five grandchildren, and two sisters, Imogene LEEDY, Rt. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Charles (Marcille) NIGRO, Falls Church, Va.

 

Cecil Pickens

Services will be at 1 p.m. today in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Cecil Edgar PICKENS, 75, formerly of 212 W. Ninth St.  A resident of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home since 1975, he died there at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.  The Rev. John RHOADES will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

He was born May 20, 1908 near Kewanna to William and Clymena ROSS PICKENS.  He lived most of his life in this area.  He was married Feb. 16, 1930 in Fulton county to Ruth E. FLORA, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, was a former custodian at Reiter School, and had been employed by the Rochester Sale Barn.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Eagles Lodge.  Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Donna HENRY, Young America; a son, Gene [PICKENS], Lewisville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Naomi TYLER, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Dorothy MURRAY, Logansport, and a brother, Raymond [PICKENS], South Bend.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.


 

Ted L. Keim

Ted L. KEIM, 79, formerly of 916 Jefferson St., a resident of Warsaw for the past two years, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the Kosciusko County Community Hospital, where he had been a patient for a week.  He had been ill several years.

He was born Aug. 7, 1904 in Liberty Township to Harvey and Pearl GORDON KEIM.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married Oct. 2, 1928 in Peru to June WALKER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. William (Dora Ann) NAY, Warsaw, and Mrs. James (Nancy) OLSEN, Arcadia, Calif.; a son, Harvey [KEIM], Highland, and two grandchildren, Jill KEIM, Highland, and Scott NAY, Malibu, Calif.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Private graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Thomas J. Larkin

Thomas J. LARKIN, 77, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 5:31 p.m. Sunday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

He was born May 14, 1906 in Campus, Ill., to James and Sarah LAMB LARKIN.  He was married April 25, 1931 in Loretta, Ill. to Marie COMBS, who survives.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Maxine BARDSLEY, Rochester; Eileen STEPP, North Judson; Elaine RANS, Kewanna; Pat FOUST, Leiters Ford, and Carol MILLER, Logansport; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold [LARKIN], Cabrey, Ill., and a sister, Rita EARHARDT, Pontiac,Ill.  A grandchild prceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, My 1, 1984

 

Ota C. Sutton

Ota C. SUTTON, 73, Rt. 5, Rochesrter (Tiosa) died at 6:23 p.m. Monday in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient two months.  She had been in failing health six months.

She was born Jan. 15, 1911 to John and Ona COX SUSDORF.  She lived most of her life in Starke and Fulton Counties.  She was married June 23, 1934 in Plymouth to Forest W. SUTTON, who survives.  She was a member of the First Brethren Church, Tiosa.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Melville (Grace) COPLEN, Warsaw; a son, John F. [SUTTON], Rt. 5, Rochester; three grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and four sisters, Alta HOLLOWAY, LaPorte, Mrs. Robert (Vera) NEHER, Mishawaka; Lucy STOCKBERGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Lester (Laura) DOEDEN, Linden.  A half-brother preceded in death.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald SNELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Burr Oak Cemetery, Marshall County.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Mary E. Hand

Mary Elizabeth HAND, 89, Royal Center, a resident of the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for the last three years, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born June 10, 1894 in Boone Township to George W. and Emma Frances FRUSHOUR CONN.  She was married July 9, 1916 in Royal Center to Frank L. HAND, who died Dec. 9, 1958.  She was a retired editor of the Royal Center Record and had a radio program on Logansport station WSAL.  She was a member of the Royal Center United Methodist Church, where she was a soloist, choirleader and Sunday School teacher.  She was a 50-year member of the Women’s Progrssive Club of Royal Center and was past matron and a 50-year member of the Royal Center Eastern Star.

Surviving are two sons, Francis J. [HAND], Kettering, Ohio, and Philip E. [HAND], of Royal Center, present editor of The Royal Center Record; a sister, Nellie HAND, Logansport; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. James E. CHENEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Royal Center Cemetery.  Friens may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.  The Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, May 2, 1984

 

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Thursday, May 3, 1984

 

Harold E. Shireman

Harold E. SHIREMAN, 66, South Haven, Mich., died Monday night in South Haven.

Among the survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Don (Mary) MITCHELL, Rt. 2, Rochester; Mrs. Tom (Pat) HAYDEN, Rt. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Jerry (Barbara) KNIGHT, Rochester.

Services will be at 9 a.m. EST at the Calvin-Frost Funeral Home in South Haven and burial will be at South Haven.

 

William J. Mechling

William J. MECHLING, 67, of 221 N. First St., Argos, died unexpectedly at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday in the Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, shortly after admittance following an apparent heart attack at his home.  He was born July 18, 1916 in Akron to Guy and Arvesta BURKETT MECHLING and was a lifetime area residet.  He was married Oct. 6, 1940 in Monticello to Lois MARTIN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and had been a school bus driver for Argos Community Schools.  He was a member of the Argos United Methodist church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, James [MECHLING], Argos; two grandchildren; the mother, Arvesta MECHLING, Argos, and four brothers, John [MECHLING], South Bend, Joe [MECHLING[, Mishawaka; Gerald [MECHLING], Edwardsburg, Mich., and Allen [MECHLING], Argos.  A sister, Grace [MECHLING], preceded in death.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Argos United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Emergency Medical Services.


 

Mary Kindig

Mary KINDIG, 68, of 908 E. Grove St., Mishawaka, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka.

She was born Feb. 22, 1916 in Rochester to Harley and Carrie MATHEWS.  She moved from Rochester to Mishawaka in 1938.  She was married May 18, 1935 in Rochester to Henry KINDIG, who died in 1973.  She retired in 1975 after 25 years of service at McLellan’s Variety Store, Mishawaka, where she had been a manager for 12 years.  She was a member of the Mishawaka First Church of God, the Missionary Circle W.C.G. of that church, the Senior Citizens and the Mishawaka Downtown Association.

Surviving are three daughters, Janet LeMERE and Linda FINN, both of Mishawaka, and Nancy LISEK, Elgin, S.C.; two sons, Jack [KINDIG], Mishawaka, and Lynn [KINDIG], South Bend; eighteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildrn; two sisters, Martha HOFFMAN and Mildred MEISER, both of Rochester, and two brothers, Ernest [MATHEWS], Lakeville, and Herman [MATHEWS], Rochester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Thallemer-Goethals Formal Chapel, 503 W. Third St., Mishawaka, with the Rev. James NOBLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from     2 to 9 p.m.

 

Friday, May 4, 1984

 

Michele Skidmore

Michele “Micki:” SKIDMORE, 37, Rt. 2, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 5:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill since Thursday.

She was born Aug. 4, 1946 in Rochester to Paul and Eugenia JOHNSON MATTIX.  She was a lifetime resident of Rochester.  She was married April 12, 1981 in Rochester to Travis SKIDMORE, who survives.  She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Surviving with the husband are the parents, Gene and George PRATHAFTAKIS, Rochester; two sons, Matthew and Andrew NARD, both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Sunny) STREBIN, Kokomo; two nieces and two nephews; three step-brothers, Philip, Michael and John PRATHAFTAKIS, all of Rochester, and two step-sisters, Mrs. John (Tina) BASIL and Mrs. Jan (Cathy) BRYANT, both of Rochester.  Preceding in death were the father and a sister, Beebe Sue BURKINS.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

George M. Cullers

George M. CULLERS, 71, of 714 Peru Court, Culver, died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
F. Clayton Nicholson

F. Clayton NICHOLSON, 69, Henryville, Pa., died Monday in Indianapolis.  He and his wife were en route to visit relatives in Indiana.

He was born Sept. 29, 1914 in Elkhart to George William and Anna CLAYTON NICHOLSON.  His family moved to Rochester when he was a baby.  He was graduated from Rocheter High School in 1932 and from Purdue University in 1937.  He was married June 27, 1937 at Winona Lake to Edith BROWN who survives.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Margaret BROOKE, Lexington, Mass.; Ann SANDBERG, Madison, N.J.; Nancy POWELL, Medford, Ore., and Janet ROLL, Richmond, Va., and two sisters, Martha VanDenDREISSCHE, Mishawaka, and Mary LERNER, Marion.  A brother, William [NICHOLSON], prceded in death.

Private memorial services were conducted this morning in Rochester.

 

Opal Dickerhoff

Opal DICKERHOFF, 89, East Rochester Street, Akron, died at 2:08 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill 10 years.

She was born July 9, 1894 in the Beaver Dam community in Kosciusko County to Freemont and Martha MYERS HART.  She was a lifetime area resident.  She was married Nov. 21, 1914 to Joe DICKERHOFF, who died Aug.8, 1965.  She was a member of the Akron church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a foster-daugher, Mrs. William “Jerri” SHEARER, Bourbon; three foster-grandchildren; two foster-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  A brother, a sister and a foster-grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Arthur TINKLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until time of services.

 

Hazel H. Amell

Services were conducted this morning in St. James Lutheran Church at Logansport for Hazel H. AMELL, 61, of 2216 North St., Logansport, who died at 10:09 a.m. Tuesday in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was the wife of Howard C. AMELL, a longtime professional musician who has performed in Rochester many times as a solo and with the Howard Amell Trio.  The Amells formerly resided in Rochester.

Mrs. Amell was born Aug. 23, 1922 in Ishpeming, Mich., to Matt and Fannie Marie HEIKKILA.  Her marriage was in Greenville, S.C., on Oct. 21, 1943.  She had been a secretary at Logansport State Hospital for 20 years. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Logansport Business and Professional Women’s Club and Kokomo Duplicate Bridge Club.

Surviving with the husband are the mother, Fannie Marie HEIKKILA, Ishpeming; three daughters, Laura FISCHER, Indianapolis; Sheila AMELL, at home, and Mary SULLIVAN, Logansport; a sister, Thelma BJORNE, Ishpeming; a brother, Bernard HEIKKILA, Ludington, Mich., and two grandchildren.

The Rev. A. W. SCHUBERT officiated the services and burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.  The McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport was in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, May 5, 1984

 

George M. Cullers

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for George M. CULLERS, 71, South Bend, formerly of Argos and Culver.  He died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial Hospital following a one-month illness.

The Rev. Richard LEWKE will officiate and burial will be in the Plesant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Assocition of Marshall County.

He was born Jan. 8, 1913 in Wabash to Elva and Alma JONES CULLERS.  He was married Sept. 28, 1935 in Wabah to Jeannette BROOKINS, who died Sept. 10, 1974.  He was married March 22, 1975 in Culver to Mildred LOGAN, who survives. A Manchester College graduate, he did graduate work at Purdue and Stetson universities and at Utah State.  He had been a coach and math teacher for 43 years, having taught at Argos for 34 years and at Akron.  He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church at Culver, and the Indiana State Teachers’ Association.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Dr. Robert [CULLERS], Manhattan, Kan., and Ronald R. [CULLERS], Mexico; a step-daughter, Janet DUNKELBERG, Stevensville, Mich.; a step-son, Wade LOGAN, Syracuse; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

Monday, May 7, 1984

 

Ralph Harmon

Ralph “Mike” HARMON, 69, of 5438 E. 18th Road, Argos, died unexpectedly at 5:10 p.m. Saturday in his home of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Nov. 15, 1914 near Argos to William and Blanche WADDLE HARMON.  He was a lifetime area resident.  He was married Aug. 27, 1937 in Fort Wayne to Alice FISH, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, and was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church and the Marshall County Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are a daughtr, Mrs. William (Patsy) Van VACTOR, Argos; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; four step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lucille STRONG, Plymouth; Lottie SANNER, Bourbon, and Carrie CRIPE, Walton, and a brother, Harold [HARMON], Columbia City.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Gary EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Mildred A. Doud

Mildred Agnes DOUD, 83, of 1500 Monroe St., died at 8:46 p.m. Sunday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following a two-year illness.

She was born Sept. 1, 1900 in Lagrange County to Clinton and Mary COATS RAWLES.  She moved from Marshall County to this area in 1949.  She previously had lived in Marion.  She was married Oct. 10, 1931 in Lagrange to Maynard E. DOUD, who survives.  A graduate of the Detroit Conservatory of Music, she taught at Rome City, Lagrange County, and for the Metz School district in Steuben County.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Patty) KENNEDY, Granada Hills, Calif.; two sons, Allyn [DOUD], Cheshire, England, and Larry [DOUD], Richardson, Texas; seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Audra BAIN, Indianapolis, and Pauline FERM, South Bend.  A brother preceded in death.

Graveide services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the East Springfield Cemetery, east of Lagrange, with the Rev. Carldean MERRIFIELD officiating.  Friens may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, May 8, 1984

 

Orville A. Hineline

Orville A. HINELINE, 82, of 515 Forest Place, Culver, died at 9 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital, following a six-month illness.

He was born Oct. 2, 1901 in Kewanna to William and Mae WARE HINELINE.  He moved from St. John to Culver 14 years ago.  He was married in 1920 to Florence GODFREY, who died in 1970.  He was married in 1981 to Wilma FELTZ, who survives.  He was a retired electrician for the American Steel Foundry in Hammond, and was a member of the Culver Grace United Church of Christ.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Laverne WISE, Las Vegas, Nev.; Sharon GRAHAM, Canton, Ohio; Donna GRIFFIN, Winter Springs, Fla.; Bonnita REDMAN, Elkhart, and LaDean LINDBERG, Stockton, Calif.; a son, Rex YOUNG, Stockton, Calif.; two sisters, Esther BOCOCK, Cedar Lake, and LaVerne GEIGER, Culver; fifteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Walter VONDEROHE officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Culver Union Township Emergency Medical Services, or to the Heart Fund.
Wednesday, May 9, 1984

 

Gertrude E. Pemberton

Gertrude Elinor NOLAN PEMBERTON, 87, of 112 W.Tompkins St., Columbus, Ohio, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  She had been in poor health for four years.

She was born Dec. 4, 1897 in Pittsburgh, Pa., to John T. and Mary HERRON NOLAN.  She lived in Westerville, Ohio for eight years before moving to Columbus 42 years ago.  She was married Nov. 24, 1921 in Pittsburgh to Arnold D. PEMBERTON, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Val R. [PEMBERTON], Rochester; five grandchildre, James A., Paul A., John M. and Thomas O. PEMBERTON, all of Rochester, and Sarah Elinor PEMBERTON, Fort Collins, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer M. and James V. PEMBERTON; three step-great-grandchildren, Jeremy P., Benjamin K. and Jonathon W. BRZOZOWSKI, and a brother.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Carol PEMBERTON, and seven brothers and sisters.

Services will be Saturday morning in the Cook and Sons Funeral Home, Columbus, Ohio.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Columbus.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rocheser is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Thursday, May 10, 1984

 

J. Robert Pyle

J. Robert PYLE, 79, Fort Wayne, died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday in Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.

Born in Rochester, he moved to the Fort Wayne area in 1937.  He retired from Maier Clothing Store in Fort Wayne in 1970 after 15 years of service.  He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge in Fort Wayne.

Surviving are the wife, Helen [PYLE]; two nieces, and two nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at D.O. McComb and Sons Foster Park Chapel, 6301 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, with graveside services at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Friday, May 11, 1984

 

Richard E. Ulery

Richard E. ULERY, 66, Rt. 5, Logansport, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He was born Oct. 31, 1917 in Miami County to Chester and Lula Mae ROCKENBAUGH ULERY.  He was married April 17, 1937 to Martha Rosella BEAN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Shirley Ann ULERY and Betty EVANS, both of Rt. 5, Logansport; five sons, Donald [ULERY], Rt. 5, Logansport; Ronald [ULERY], Rt. 4, Rochester; Larry [ULERY], Rt. 5, Peru; Richard [ULERY], Rt. 2, Kewanna, and Robert [ULERY], Logansport; a brother, Robert [ULERY], Rt. 1, Peru; a sister, Gladys WHITE, Birmingham, Mich.; twenty-six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Ray HALDERMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery in Cass County.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.


 

Saturday, May 12, 1984

 

Lura L. Hammel

Lura Leona HAMMEL, 91, 1239 Lakeshore Dr., died at 10:30 p.m. Fiday at Woodlawn Hospital after a long illness.

Born April 4, 1893, in Atwood to Eli and Sylva VANATOR LOGAN, she had lived here for 29 years.  In 1915 she married William H. HAMMEL in Goshen.  He is deceased.

Survivors include son Hal M. HAMMEL, Rochesrter; four grandchildren, William H. HAMMEL, Jon M. HAMMEL, and Michael D. HAMMEL, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Loretta FITZPATRICK, Macy; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

 

Monday, May 14, 1984

 

Chester Shoemaker

Chester L. SHOEMAKER, 72, South Street, Burket, died at 11:35 a.m. Sunday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

He was born Aug. 16, 1911 in Harrison Township of Kosciusko County, where he was a lifetime area resident.  He had lived in Burket since 1952.  He was married Aug. 20, 1931 in Warsaw to Irene M. TAYLOR, who died Feb. 25, 1984.  He was retired from Main Automotive Parts, Warsaw, and had been a security guard for Hammersley Security Service.  He was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church, a member of the Burket Volunteer Fire Department since 1951 ad the Indiana Volunteer Fireman’s Association.  He was the Kosciusko County Fireman of the Year in 1982.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia E. SHOEMAKER, Burket, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Donald POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  A fireman’s memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

 

Lenon Harris

Lenon HARRIS, 55, Delong, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.
Timothy R. Hunsberger

Timothy R. HUNSBERGER, 16, Rt. 1, Etna Green, was found dead at the scene at 6:51 a.m. Saturday after his motorcycle hit a tree at the edge of Warsaw sometime during the early morning hours.

The accident occurred on a short road that leads from Old U.S. 30 east into the Center Plaza, near the Shipley Realty Co. and the school bus garage.  Police learned from friends that he had left the Fun Center in Warsaw about 12:30 a.m.

He was born June 4, 1967 in Owosso, Mich., to Steve and Connie WOODWORTH HUNSBERGER.  He attended Tippecanoe Valley High School and was employed by Fairmont Homes, Nappanee.

Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Veronica, Tara and Tricia [HUNSBERGER], all at home; two brothers, Steven and Rodney [HUNSBERGER], both of Warsaw; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don WOODWORTH, Owosso, Mich.; the paternal grandmother, Janice HUNSBERGER, Bourbon, and the paternal great-grandmother, Donna Belle HUNSBERGER, Mishawaka.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert SCHULTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery, southeast of Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, May 15, 1984

 

Tommy Thompson

Tommy THOMPSON, 40, of 229 W. Ninth St., died at 3:40 p.m. Monday in his home.  He had been in failing health for three years.

He was born June 14, 1943 in Rochester to Ralph and Maxine AMBLER THOMPSON.  He lived most of his life in this community.  He was associated with the Manitou Training Center for the past 16 years.

Surviving are the mother, Maxine THOMPSON, 229 W. Ninth St.; a brother, Michael A. [THOMPSON], Rochester; a niece, Trinity THOMPSON, and aunts, uncles and cousins.  The father, Ralph THOMPSON, died April 29, 1981.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. ad 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Public Library.
Lenon Harris

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church of Delong for Lenon HARRIS, 55, Delong, who died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph Medical Center at South Bend following an eight-year illness.

The Rev. J.W. WILLIAMS will officiate, and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, after 4 p.m. Friday and on Saturday at the church for an hour before services.

He was born Aug. 2, 1928 in Louise, Miss., to Warner and Alma MARRETT HARRIS.  He moved to Delong from Chicago 14 years ago.  He was married Nov. 10, 1949 in Louise to Augusta HILL, who survives.  He was a trucker for the Material Service Corp. of Chicago, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Delong.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Willie [HARRIS], Kokomo, and Ernest [HARRIS], Chicago; eleven grandchildren; four sisters, Arneather LEE, Annie JONES and Maple SNIPES, all of Chicago, and Bertha TEAGUE, Delong; three brothers, Ernest [HARRIS], Rt. 4, Rochester; Common [HARRIS], Chicago, and Warner [HARRIES] Jr., Pompano Beach, Fla.; and the parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Warner HARRIS Sr., Delong.

 

Harry H. Harris Jr.

Harry H. HARRIS Jr., 57, Rio Hondo,Texas, died at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Dec. 23, 1926 in Huntington County to Harry H. and Juanita REECE HARRIS Sr.  He was married Aug. 29, 1950 to Geneva Faye BAKER, who died Jan. 7, 1979.  He was married April 19, 1980 in Peru to Alva Jean LOOKER, who survives.  He had been a teacher at Kewanna School for nine years prior to its closing.  He was a World War II veteran, and was a member of he Kewanna VFW and the Community Church of Rio Hondo.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Rebecca Jo IRELAND, Anchorage, Alaska, and Lisa Kay FIELDS and Mary Beth HARRIS, both of Kewanna; three sons, Thomas [HARRIS], Brownsburg; Anthony John [HARRIS], Chili, and Peter Jay [HARRIS], Kewanna; three grandchildren; two step-grandcaughters; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. HARRIS Sr., Plymouth; two step-daughters, Scarlett MICHAELS, Lafayette, and Gail LOOKER, Miami, Fla.; a step-son, Wayne LOOKER, Lafayette; a sister, Mary HORN, Solon Springs, Wis., and two brothers, Robert [HARRIS], Plymouth, and Phillip [HARRIS[, South Bend.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Marshall County.
Wednesday, May 16, 1984

 

Cleo F. Nye

Cleo Fay NYE, 90, Bremen Manor, Bremen, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Bremen Hospital.  She had been ill since March.

She was born Oct. 20, 1893 in Talma to Loring and Sarah ROSS HATFIELD.  She moved from Talma to Bremen 10 years ago.  She was married Nov. 18, 1956 in Plymouth to Otha E. NYE, who died May 8, 1963.  A graduate of Manchester College, she had been a schoolteacher for 40 years at Fulton, Mishawaka and Plymouth.  She was a member of the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association, the Talma United Methodist Church, and was a 50-year member of the Rochester Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are two grandchildren, L.V. TEETER, Mesa, Ariz., and Sandra GOURLEY, Scarsdale, N.Y.; a brother, Ralph HATFIELD, Talma; two great-grandchildren, two nieces, and three grand-nieces.  Three children, Loring V. TEETER, L. Helen HEINLEY and Bertha TEETER, prceded in death.

Private services will be Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR 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 Talma United Methodist church or to the American Cancer Society.

 

Thursday, May 17, 1984

 

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Friday, May 18, 1984

 

Richard D. Smith

Richard D. SMITH, 55, of 324 Ohio Ave., died at 10:45 a.m. today in his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Saturday, May 19, 1984

 

Richard D. Smith, Sr.

Richard Dale SMITH, Sr., 55, of 324 Ohio St., died at his home at 10:45 a.m. Friday following a six-month illness.

He was born April 27, 1929 in Fulton County to Earl and Anna PARMAN SMITH and had lived all his life here.  He ws married Sept. 11, 1946 in Rochester to Viola M. REESER, who survives.  He was retired due to ill health.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Betty Lou ZOPPE, Rochester; a son, Richard D. SMITH Jr., Rochester; three grandchildren, Mario ZOPPE, Sarasota, Fla., and Heather SMITH and Amanda SMITH, both of Rochester.  A daughter, Viola [SMITH], died in 1972; a brother, Gerald SMITH, also preceded in death.

Private memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank VOSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.
George R. Thompson

George Richard THOMPSON, 58, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 2:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Monday, May 21, 1984

 

George R. Thompson

George Richard THOMPSON, 58, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 2:20 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill since October 1982.

He was born Oct. 24, 1925 in Akron to John and Mamie WOOLPERT THOMPSON.  He moved from Germany to the Akron community in 1976.  He was married July 7, 1964 to Therese RAUCK, who survives.  A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he retired from the U.S. Army in 1969.  He attended the Olive Branch Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Christina) HONEYCUTT, Roann, and Patricia THOMPSON, at home; a son, John Franklin [THOMPSON], at home; a granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Marjorie) DAVIS, Bluffton, and Helen HARTZLER, Silver Lake, and two brothers, Byron “Barney” [THOMPSON], Akron, and Norman “Ping” THOMPSON], Roann.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services were to be at 1 p.m. today in the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial was to b e in the Akron Cemetery, where graveside military rites were to be conducted by personnel from the Fort Benjamin Harrison Army Base.

 

Denny A. Smith

Denny Aaron SMITH, 88, Rt. 1, Loredo, Mo., formerly of Rochester, died Sunday in Wright Memorial Hospital, Trenton, Mo.

He was born March 6, 1896 in Livingston County, Mo., to Lewis and Mary DARR SMITH.  He was married July 3,1930 in Chicago to Gertrude BOLLINGER, who survives.  He was a retired mechanic and farmer, and had worked for 18 years at the Chicago Bolt and Screw Co., Chicago.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Leonard [SMITH], Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Bernice HAMILTON, Kansas City; a brother, Elmer [SMITH], Detroit; two sisters, Mabel SMITH, Chillicothe, Mo., and Mrs. Okie McCOLLUM, Brookfield, Mo.; several nieces and nephews, and five grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Robertson-Lindley Funeral Home, Loredo, Mo., with the Rev. Larry HOLDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Stucker Cemetery, near Loredo.  Memorials may be made to the Shriners’ Crippled Children’s Transportation Fund.

 

Thomas Kimmell

Word has been received of the death in Goshen Hospital on April 23, of Thomas KIMMELL, 71, Goshen, husband of the former Agnes O’BLENNIS of Rochester.

He was born June 13, 1912 at Wolf Lake and was married June 16, 1939 in Rochester.  The couple moved to Goshen from South Bend 34 years ago.  Mr. Kimmell had been a school teacher in Millersburg, Greentown and Lapaz.  He retired in 1974 from the Goshen Milk Division as a chemist.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Lions Club in Goshen.  Surviving are the wife; a grandson, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Retta) GEIGER, Ligonier, and Geneva KIMMELL, Kendallville. A son, David [KIMMELL], died March 7, 1982.

Services were conducted in Goshen and burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.


 

Dr. Richard Graf

Dr. Richard GRAF, 37, Kokomo, brother of Dr. Robert GRAF, Rochester optometrist, was dead on arrival at Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo at 5:38 p.m. Saturday after becoming ill at his home.

He was born April 6, 1947 in Muncie to Cecil and Charlotte MOON GRAF.  He was married Sept. 12, 1970 to Loretta LUTSCH, who survives.  He received a B.S. in 1970 from Indiana University, and an O.D. in 1972.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Charlotte GRAF, Kokomo; two daughters, Lisa and Jennifer [GRAF], at home; three brothers, Dr. Robert GRAF, Rochester; William [GRAF], Moberly, Mo., and Ronald [GRAF], Mt. Rose, Colo. and two sisters, Debra KOMAREK, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Lisa PYLES, Bryan, Ohio.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo, with the Rev. Bill CLARK officiating.  Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Dr. Robert Graf’s office in Rochester will be closed until Thursday.

 

Tuesday, May 22, 1984

 

George W. Sexton

George W. SEXTON, 77, Burket, died at 5 a.m. Sunday in his home.  He had been ill several years.

He was born July 9, 1906 in Emma, Ky., to Smalley and Oma COLLINS SEXTON.  He had lived in Burket for the last 22 years.  He was married Aug. 10, 1936 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Rissie BIRCHFIELD, who survives.  He was retired from the Warsaw Black Oxide Manufacturing Co. at Burket, and was a memb er of the Freewill Baptist Church of Cowcreek, Ky.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Buddy (Nancy) FIELDS, Raccoon, Ky., and Mrs. Dannil (Nyoka) WESTERGAARD, Tucson, Ariz.; nine sons, Elster [SEXTON], :ikeville, Ky.; Frank [SEXTON], Houston, Texas; Robert [SEXTON], Gloversville, S.C.; Archie [SEXTN], Goshen; John [SEXTON], Mentone, and Wesley, Douglas, Eddie and Randy [SEXTON], all of Burket; a brother, Elkane [SEXTON], of Emma, Ky.; two sisters, Ella [SEXTON], Ohio, and Alma [SEXTON], Kentucky; twenty-six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Chad BURKHART officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Wednesday, May 23, 1984

 

Dr. Carson McGuire

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Dr. Carson McGUIRE, 68, Rochester dentist, who died Tuesday at 9:05 a.m. in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  He resided on Rt. 7, north side of Lake Manitou.

The Rev. John RAMSEY will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of the service.  The Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center, in recognition of the lifetime concerrn of Dr. McGuire’s daughter for special children.

Dr. McGuire spent most of his life in this community, graduating from Rochester High School and returning here in 1945 after World War II service to begin the practice of dentistry.  He had earned B.S. and D.D.S. degrees from Indiana University.

He served four years in the U.S. Navy, aboard the U.S.S. Luzon in the Pacific theatre, and was discharged with the rank of lieutenant.

Long acrive in civic affairs, Dr. McGuire served one term on the City Council as its president and was Republican candidate for mayor in 1963.  Possessed of an accomplished baritone voice, he had performed frequently at local church, civic and social affairs.

He also was a talented actor, helped found the Fulton County Players in 1965 and appeared in both lead and supporting roles of many of its productions of musicals, dramas and comedies.  He was an active supporter of both RHS and Indiana University athletics.

Born May 19, 1916, in Mexico, Ind., he was the son of Walter and Doris CARSON McGUIRE.  His marriage was in April, 1938, to Luella TALLEN, who survives.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Churh, Elks and Moose lodges, American Legion, Rochester Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite of South Bend.

Also surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Larry (Frances “Tomi”) HUYS, Valparaidso; two sons, Michael Carson [McGUIRE], Dallas, Texas, and James “Tim” [McGUIRE], Detroit; five grandchildren, Lynelle McGUIRE, Dallas; Anna Sue HUYS and Charles Carson HUYS, both of Valparaiso, and Alyssa and Everett Carson McGUIRE, both of Detroit; and a sister, Alice [Mrs. Dr. Harold] PERCIFIELD, Columbus, Ind.  Preceding in death, besides the parents, was a sister, Frances “Tommie” McGUIRE, in 1958.

 

Raymond H. Reinholt

Raymond Harold REINHOLT, 63, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday in the Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

He was born May 3, 1921 in Pulaski County to Lewis E. and Fannie COOPER REINHOLT.  He was a lifetime area resident.  He was married Feb. 23, 1943 at Lake Bruce to Mary MOORE, who survives.  He was a farmer and was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

Surviving with the wife ar four daughters, Rayna REINHOLT TRAYLOR, Indianapolis; Cathy PERKINS, Wichita Falls, Texas; Rebecca ZACHARIAS, Terre Haute, and Lydia OSBORN, Culver; six grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy and Beulah DAUGHERTY, both of Plymouth, and two brothers, Albert [REINHOLT], Hammond, and Virgil [REINHOLT], Culver.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of services.
Thursday, May 24, 1984

 

John S. Capper Jr.

John S. CAPPER Jr., 83, Rt. 1, Star City, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

He was born Jan. 23, 1901 in Chicago, Ill., to John S. and Nellie EBERSOLE CAPPER Sr.  He moved from Chicago to Star City 61 years ago.  He was married June 2, 1923 in Chicago to Romaine TIFFANY, who died June 12, 1983.  He was a retired farmer, a state representative from 1937 to 1939, and was the Van Buren Township trustee of Pulaski ounty from 1960 to 1968.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Star City, Winamac Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite at South Bend, Murat Temple, and Kewanna Eastern Star.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty LEY, Melbourne, Fla.; Virginia KLANN, Rochester, and Marilyn HEINSEN, Punta Gorda, Fla.; two sons, John S. [CAPPER] III, Winamac, and Thomas Scott [CAPPER, Star city; nineteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and a niece, Jeanne DUNCAN, Portland, Ore.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturay in the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Rex CHARLES officiating.  Burial will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac.  Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. until time of services on Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or to the First United Methodist Church of Star City.

 

Mable Hartman

Mable HARTMAN, 91, Akron, died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health 2 1/2 months.

She was born Aug. 17, 1892 at Rt. 1, Akron to Naaman and Emma KELLER MOORE.  She lived most of her life in Akron, except for 10 years in Sugar Grove, Ill.  She was married July 4, 1912 in Athens to Calvin HARMAN, who died in 1923.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Henry and Keller [HARTMAN], both of Akron, and Gail [HARTMAN], Rt. 1, Akron; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter, and a brother, Estel MOORE, Rocheter.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Aletta HEATH officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from          2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Friday, May 25, 1984

 

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Saturday, May 26, 1984

 

Faye Mork

Mrs. Faye MORK, 79, formerly of Rt. 6, Rochester, recently of Canterbury Manor, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

Born July 23, 1904, in Fulton County to Milo I. and Lillie CRABILL STEININGER, she had lived most of her life in the area.  On Nov. 18, 1924 she married Ole C. MORK, who preceded in death in 1957.  She was a member of the Whippoorwill Community Church, the Ladies Aid of the church.  She is survived by one son, Loy R. MORK, Rt. 6, Rochester; one granddaughter, Mrs. Michael (Marie) ICENBERG, Rt. 5, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Marion (Orpha) WOODCOX, South Bend, Zona STEININGER, Rt. 4, Rochester; one brother Rev. Leonard STEININGER, Colon, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.  An infant daughter and two sisters preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Joseph MAYHEW officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until services Monday.

 

George Parry

George PARRY, 86, Leiters Ford, died Thursday in the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Aug. 9, 1897 in Porter County to David and Fannie HOPKINS PARRY.  He moved from Valparaiso to Leiters Ford in 1963.  He was married Sept. 14, 1929 to Henrietta GILLILAND, who survives.  He was owner and operator of a grocery store in Valparaiso from 1930 to 1956, and was employed by the First National Bank in Valparaiso until 1963.  He was a World War I veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Janet PARRY, Davenport, Iowa; three grandsons, and a sister, Frances PARRY, Valparaiso.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso.  Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Humane Society or to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Monday, May 28, 1984

 

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Tuesday, May 29, 1984

 

Jack L. Stucker

Jack L. STUCKER, 60, of 422 W. Rochester St., Akron, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in his home following a 2 1/2-year illness.

He was born Dec. 7, 1923 in Akron to Lorin and Nina LOWE STUCKER.  He was a lifetime resident of the Akron community.  He owned and operated the Akron Implement Co. for over 40 years.  He was a past president of the Akron Town board, and was fire chief at Akron for 20 years.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of the Indiana Implement Dealters Association, the Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, of which he was past worthy patron, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, and Manitou VFW and Moose Lodge.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Jacqueline) JOHNSON, Rt. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Blair (Ledah) KRUEGER ENGLEHART, Indianapolis, and Austin and Adam JOHNSON, Rt. 5, Rochester.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Akron Fire Department.

 

Myrtle B. Putt

Myrtle B. PUTT, 81, Rochester Nursing Home, formerly of Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 3:37 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Sept. 18, 1902 in Charlotteville, N.Y., to Deloren and Julia CHANDLER RIFENBARK.  She was married March 10, 1920 in Deposit, N.Y., to Daniel W. MURPHY, who died June 6, 1967.  She was a member of the Salvation Army Golden Agers and the Salvation Army Auxiliary, both of New York.

Surviving are three sons, Charles MURPHY, Rt. 5, Rochester; Daniel MURPHY, Long Beach, Calif., and Arthur MURPHY, Fredonia, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ida GOODSILL, Gloversville, N.Y.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Sheila V. Meredith

Sheila Vernette MEREDITH, 51, Indianapolis, died at 12:47 a.m. Saturday in St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born Jan. 10, 1933 in Warsaw to Edwin V. and Virginia E. CAYWOOD MEREDITH.  She had been employed until 1971 by the National Assocition of Mutual Insurance Companies of Indianapolis, and from 1971 to 1978 by the Indiana Farmers and Town and Country Mutual Insurance Co., of Indianapolis.  She was listed in Who’s Who of Indiana Women, had attended Indiana Central College, and was a member of the Pleasant View Lutheran Church, Indianapolis.

Surviving are the father, Edwin MERDITH, Mentone; a daughter, Connie LINDSAY, Morriswown, and a grandchild.  A sister, Mariam WILLIAMS, died a month ago.

Services were at 10 a.m. today in Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Pleasant View Lutheran Church at Indianapolis.
Jesse C. Dickey

Word has been rceived of the death of Jesse Corbin DICKEY, 96, South Bend, who had been a school teacher in Fulton and Marshall counties before retiring.  He died May 12 at the Cardinal Nursing Home at South Bend.

He was born Oct. 12, 1887 in Tippecanoe. He was married Aug. 12, 1951 in South Bend to Gladys HARDMAN, who survives with two sons, Arthur W. [DICKEY], South Bend, and Don L. [DICKEY], Granger; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildrn; a sister, Hazel DIERDORFF, Albert Lea, Minn., and two brothers, Dr. Clifford DICKEY, Fort Worth, Texas, and Millard DICKEY, North Manchester.

 

Olive G. Fall

Services were conducted Saturday for Olive G. FALL, 84, South Bend, a native of Fulton who died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph’s Medical Center at South Bend.

Born Jan. 1, 1900, she was married in Rochester on Sept. 1, 1917 to Chrles Cecil FALL, who died in 1980.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth Dean FALL, Mishawaka; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Opal MARQUIS, Winamac, and a brother, Ray FRY, Niles, Mich.

 

Nellie L. Chilcote

Word has been received of the death of Fulton County native Nellie L. CHILCOTE, 91, of the Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette.  She died in the Home on May 17.

Born March 4, 1893, she had lived in South Bend for more than 50 years, moving to West Lafayette in 1982.

The former Nellie GINTHER, she was married in 1926 in South Bend to Samuel B. CHILCOTE.  He survives with a son, Harold F. CHILCOTE, South Bend; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

 

Wednesday, May 30, 1984

 

Thomas H. DuBois

Thomas H. DuBOIS, 74, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes Hospital, Peru, following a week-long illness.

He was born Nov. 13, 1909 in Miami County to William R. and Avis I. BRIGGS DuBOIS and was a lifetime area resident.  He was married Aug. 13, 1938 in Winamac to Ida W. WAGONER, who died Aug. 10, 1982.  He was a retired farmer and employee of Essex Wire, Peru, and attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are six sons, Robert W. [DuBOIS], Akron; Thomas David [DuBOIS], Charlotte, N.C.; Philip M. [DuBOIS], Eugene, Ore.; Donald W. [DuBOIS], Akron, Ohio; Timothy E. [DuBOIS], Chili, and Daniel L. [DuBOIS], Boulder, Colo.; a daughter, Diana K. BURGE, Rt. 1, Macy; thirteen grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Aubrey (Lucretia) HALE, South Bend.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothrrs Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturay until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Ralph D. Hatfield

Ralph Dale HATFIELD, 87, Rt. 5, Rocheter (Talma), died at 2:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hosppital, where he had been admitted on Tuesday.  He had been in failing health five years.

He was born Sept. 1, 1896 in Talma to Lorenz and Sarah ROSS HATFIELD.  He was a lifetime resident of Talma.  He was married in 1932 to Ferris BRYANT, who died March 22, 1959.  He was married June 18, 1961 to Helen Bernice BURNS, who survives.  Before retiring in 1970, he was the owner of the Family General Store in Talma, which was established in 1880.  He was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of the American Legion, the Talma United Methodist Church, the Talma Lions Club, the Fulton County Historical Society, and was a 50-year member of the Masonic Order at Fulton.  He was a former Fulton County councilman.

Surviving is the wife.  Preceding in death were a brother, Arthur “John” HATFIELD in 1958, and two sisters, Cleo NYE in 1984 and Iva COLLINGWOOD.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rocheser with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR 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.

 

Thursday, May 31, 1984

 

O. Vance Fenstermaker

O. Vance FENSTERMAKER, 88, of 15743 Michigan Road, Argos, died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday in the Mayflower Nursing Home, Plymouth.

He was born April 20, 1896 in Marshall County to Zane and Cora ANDERSON FENSTERMAKER.  He was married in 1924 to Stella COX, who died in 1942.  He was married March 19, 1944 in Stockton, Calif., to Gladys CAREY, who survives.  He was a retired rural mail carrier and was a veteran of World War I.  He was a member of the Argos Congregtional Christian Church, the Rural Mail Carriers Association, the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery Board, the Plymouth Masonic Lodge, the Plymouth Order of Eastern Star, the Scottish Rite of South Bend, and was a charter member of the Argos American Legion and the Argos Izaak Walton League of America.

Surviving with the wife are nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the Argos American Legion.  Friends may call from         2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Thelma Johnson

Thelma JOHNSON, 78, Wesley Manor Retirement Home, Frankfort, died at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.

She was born Dec. 14, 1906 in San Francisco, Calif., to Peter and Henrietta MAESTRETTI.  She was married in 1929 to William C. JOHNSON, who died in 1958.

Surviving re twin daughters, Mrs. Jay (Beverly) HEYDE, Rocheser, and Mrs. Robert P. (Shirley) GLASSON, San Rafael, Calif.; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will be at Santa Clara, Calif.
Friday, June 1, 1984

 

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Saturday, June 2, 1984

 

Lorene Cox

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bailey and Shaffer Funeral Home at Huntington for Lorene COX, 64, a former Rochester resident who died Thursday.  She resided in Lonsdale, Ark.

Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and            7 to 9 p.m.

Surviving are the husband, Hollis [COX]; a son, Harold STULTS, Greencastle; four grandchildren; four step-children; two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Isabel) LANGE, Vincennes, and Mrs. Warren (Maxine) MYERS, Bowling Green, Ohio, and four brothers, Harold SCHNITZ and Richard SCHNITZ, both of Huntington; Kenneth SCHNITZ, Indianapolis, and James SCHNITZ, Rochester.

 

Monday, June 4, 1984

 

Marjorie R. Martin

Marjorie R. MARTIN, 79, formerly of Rt. 1, Culver, died at 9:35 p.m. Friday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver.

She was born Aug. 7, 1904 in Bourbon to O.C. and Ruth DEVANY ROOSE.  Formerly of Bourbon, she moved from Bargersville to Culver 34 years ago.  She was married Dec. 29, 1923 in Bourbon to Chester L. MARTIN, who died Oct. 23, 1976.  She was retired from the Culver Military Academy, and was a member of the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge, the Santa Anna United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women of the church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Janet) GILL, Plymouth; two sons, Kenneth [MARTIN], Brownsburg, and Everett [MARTIN], Silsbee, Texas; ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  Two sons and a grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, northwest of Bourbon.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  The Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home.
Tressie M. Hoffman

Tressie Mabel  HEETER HOFFMAN, 89, Timbercrest Retirement Center, North Manchester, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

She was born Dec. 4, 1894 near Roann to Joseph and Mary Ann TOMBAUGH HEETER.  She was married Sept. 4, 1920 to the Rev. Ralph W. HOFFMAN, who died Jan. 5, 1975.  A graduate of Roan High School and Manchester College, she was a teacher at Manchester College, in Butler Township, Chili, Deedsville, Macy, Gilead and Mentone.  She was a member of the Roann Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are two sons, Paul [HEETER], McPherson, Kansas, and John [HEETER], Goodland; a daughter, Elizabeth HOFFMAN BAUER, LaPorte; a brother, George [HEETER], Elkhart; thirteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Roann Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Claude WOLFE officiting.  Burial will be in the Roann I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grandstaff Funeral Home, Roann, after 4 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, June 5, 1984

 

James I. Watson, Sr.

James I. WATSON, Sr., 87, New Haven, died at 1:35 a.m. today in Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born April 25, 1897 in Galina, Kan.  He was married to Helen WILBURN, who survives.  He was a retired paint and body shop owner, was a World War I veteran, and was a member of the American Legion in Antwerp, Ohio.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, James I. [WATSON], Jr., Fort Wayne, and Harold D. [WATSON], Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Donna PARRISH, Cecil, Ohio, and Doris LEWIS, Rocheter; fifteen grandchildren, and twenty-six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Home for Funerals, Fort Wayne, with the Rev. Harold OESCHLE, officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Roanoke.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Clarence R. Jackson

Clarence Russell JACKSON, 79, formerly of Rt. 2, Rochester (Green Oak), died at 12:45 a.m. today in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  He had been in failing health the past three years.

He was born Aug. 5, 1904 near Fulton to Albert and Nancy SUTTON JACKSON.  He lived most of his life in the Fulton and Green Oak communities.  He was married to Esther DuBOIS, who died in 1939.  He was married Dec. 5, 1941 in Logansport to Dorothy L. STOCKBERGER, who survives.  He was a retired custodian of the Fulton County Courthouse, and was a former employee of the Armour [Creamery].

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Donnabelle KEEFER, Summitville; two sons, Albert [JACKSON], Alabama, and Robert [JACKSON], Springfield, Pa.; five grandchildren, and a brother, Urbin [JACKSON], Dowagiac, Mich.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call an hour before services.
Edith Clark

Edith CLARK, 93, of 47 McGee St., Macy, died at 9:44 p.m. Monday in Howard Community Hospital at Kokomo.

She was born July 8, 1890 in Miami County to Columbus and Belle SLUSHER HINER.  She was married in 1918 to John CLARK who died in 1933.  She was a lifetime Macy resident, and a member of the Peru Moose Auxiliary.

Surviving are a daughter, Marquerite LLOYD, Indianapolis, and a grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Gerald KREH officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, June 6, 1984 to Saturday, June 9, 1984

 

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Monday, June 11, 1984

 

Anna M. Fenstermaker

Anna M. FENSTERMAKER, 86, formerly of 109 Jefferson St., died at 1:15 a.m. today in St. Josep Hospital, Mishawaka.  She had been in ill health five months.

She was born July 10, 1897 in Fulton County to George and Emma O’DELL TOWNE.  She lived most of her life in this area, two years in California, and the past 14 years with her son in Osceola.  She was married Aug. 18, 1917 in Rochester to Albert FENSTERMAKER, who died Aug. 13, 1968.  She was a former employee of the Evergreen Cafe.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J.R. (Marjorie) ATWOOD, Mundelien, Ill., and Mrs. Donald (Georgia) McKEONE, El Cajon, Calif. a son, James [FENSTERMAKER], Osceola; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald S. BOWMAN officiting.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Tuesday, June 12, 1984

 

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Wednesday, June 13, 1984

 

Carrie M. Curtis

Carrie M. CURTIS, 71, Hobe Sound, Fla., formerly of Culver, died at 10:59 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, shortly after admittance.  She had open heart surgery three weeks ago.

She was born Nov. 28, 1912 in Nappanee to Clarence and Emma HOLDERMAN KRING.  She was married May 25, 1935 in Plymouth to Maurice A. CURTIS, who died Feb. 15, 1978.  She lived her married life in Culver before retiring to Florida in 1980.  She was a part-time employee of he Chapel Crusaders Mission, Hobe Sound, and was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church and the South Bend Canton Auxiliary.  She was past noble grand of the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge, and was past district deputy of the Grand Lodge of Rebekahs in Indiana.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dave (Jean) SISK, Plymouth; two sons, Robert and Warren [CURTIS], both of Culver; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Floyd [KRING], Plymouth.  Three brothers, Charles, Ed and Nick [KRING], preceded in death.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  The Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

 

Ruth G. Patkus

Ruth G. PATKUS, 76, Gilead, died at 1:45 a.m. today in Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.

She was born Aug. 10, 1907 in Disko to John Townsend and Mary Catherine KING CUTSHALL.  She was married Oct. 19, 1921 to Derald JOHNSON, who died Aug. 27, 1924.  She was married Aug. 6, 1927 in Hammond to Steven PATKUS Sr., who died April 4, 1969.  She attended the Olive Branch Church of God.

Suriving are three daughters, Mary Aleen HUGHES, Mesa, Ariz.; Marjorie M. O’CONNELL, Laketon, and Vivian R. PUGH, Rt. 2, Macy; two sons, Steven PATKUS Jr., Gilead, and Charles D. PATKUS, Silver Lake; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren a brother, Warden King CUTSHALL, Highland, and four sister, Keturah E. McCLAIN, Mexico; Lucile H. BERGER and Thelma D. PETERS, both of Hammond, and Sarah Katheryn LEE, Fort Myers, Fla., and a step-brother, Ernest ARRINGTON, Athens, Ga.  A great-granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Britney Lenay Gast

Infant Britney Lenay GAST, 2 days old, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital, where she was born at 6:47 a.m. Monday.

Surviving are the parents, Mark and Kathy GRISWOLD GAST; a brother, Bryce Jamin, and a sister, Kyleigh Nicole [GAST], both at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall GRISWOLD Jr., Warsaw; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom GAST, Akron, and maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall GRISWOLD Sr. and Mrs. H.H. Van CLEVE, all of Warsaw.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Cemetery with the Revs. Ken HUNN and Paul PINKLE officiating.  The Deaton Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, June 14, 1984

 

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Friday, June 15, 1984

 

Jennie Freese

Jennie FREESE, 87, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, formerly of the Leiters Ford community, died at 2:44 p.m. Thursday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following a four-year illness.

She was born Dec. 5, 1896 near Plymouth to Israel and Emma SHEELEY FREESE.  She taught school for five years at the former West High School in Plymouth, then was graduated from Grace Hospital School of Nursing and Wayne State University at Detroit, Mich.  She retired from the Detroit Department of Health after a long career, then moved back to Leiters Ford to make her home with her brother, Forrest [FREESE], who died in 1977.

Surviving are a sister, Mary WALTZ, Plymouth, formerly of Argos, and eleven nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Larry COUNTRYMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the McElrath Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Alice E. Libbert

Alice Edna LIBBERT, 83, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, died there at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

She was born March 31, 1901 in Starke County, and lived most of her life in Plymouth.  She was married Dec. 24, 1937 in Plymouth to John H. LIBBERT, who died Sept. 15, 1970.  She was a member of the First United Church of Christ and the American War Mothers.

Surviving are a daughter, Edna Marie WHITTAKER, and a son, Robert MURPHY, both of Rochester, and a grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with Dr. Ronald LIECHTY officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
Saturday, June 16, 1984

 

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Monday, June 18, 1984

 

Amber Sutton

Amber Nichole SUTTON, 30-day-old daughter of Ricky and Bettina SOMMERS SUTTON, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday in Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born May 18 in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandfather, Dale SOMMERS, Rt. 1, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene SUTTON, Rochester; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan SOMMERS, Rt. 1, Rochester; and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell DAVIDSON, Chatsworth, Ill.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Olin CORBITT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

 

Ruth E. Mills

Ruth E. MILLS, 91, Mexico, died at 3:05 p.m. Saturday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

She was born Dec. 12, 1892 in Coles County, Ill., to Bascom and Nancy HAMBLEN WILSON.  She was married Feb. 10, 1915 to Leroy MILLS, who died May 9, 1968.  She was a member of the Mexico Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughers, Arlene BALFBAUGH, Rt. 2, Macy, and Jeanette HUNTER, Rt. 5, Peru; three sons, Myron [MILLS], Peru; Richard [MILLS], St. Petersburg, Fla., and Leroy Junior [MILLS], Rt. 2, Macy; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Neil [WILSON], Mexico, and two sisters, Kate WARNER, Denver, and Marie STALLER, Mexico.  A great-grandchild and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, June 19, 1984

 

Florence M. Cox

Florence M. COX, 88, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, formerly of Argos, died at 1:40 a.m. Monday at the nursing home.

She was born April 23, 1896 in Argos to Robert and Margaretta BRYAN COX.  She was a lifetime Argos resident.

Surviving are three nephews, Olen COX, Lapaz; Jerry COX, Garden Grove, Calif., and Lewis COX, Kuna, Idaho.  Two brothers, Neil and Lloyd COX, preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
James H. DeWitt

James Harrison DeWITT, 80, Kewanna, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday at his home.

He was born Nov. 15, 1903 in Tipton to James L. and Sarah Ann JAMES DeWITT.  He was married June 3, 1925 at Winamac to Ruth DePOY, who survives.  He was a retired sanitation employee in Kingman, Ariz.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Eugene and Bill [DeWITT], both of Kewanna; three daughers, Agnes FORGEY, Logansport, and Saraetta SHRIVER and Carolyn SHELTMAN, both of Akron; a brother, Ray [DeWITT], Logansport; fifteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  Two sons, nine sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 1984

 

Sarah E. Zimmerman

Sarah E. “Sally” ZIMMERMAN, 70, of 195 Pontiac St., died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admittd Saturday.  She had been seriously ill 10 days.

She was born Feb. 24, 1914 in Rochester to Jesse and Nellie WILLARD CHAMBERLAIN.  A lifetime area resident, she was a Rochester High School graduate.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra WITHAM, Mentone, and Mrs. Ralph (Bonnie) CLUPPER, Rochester; two sons, David [ZIMMERMAN], Rochester, and John [ZIMMERMAN], Akron; seventeen grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Claude “Toy,” Lynn and William [CHAMBERLAIN], and a sister, Bernice GEBHART.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Civic Center Meals on Wheels Department.

 

Thursday, June 21, 1984

 

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Friday, June 22, 1984

 

Robert M. Frey

Word has been received of the death of Robert Morton FREY, 64, Friday near Wauseon, Ohio.

Services were conducted Tuesday in Wauseon.  He was a retired electrician.

He was survived by three sisters and five brothers; his wife Carole [FREY]; son Dana FREY, Wasilla, Ark., daughters, Heidi Al-SAFI, Tucson, Ariz., and Gina ENYART, Rochester.

 

Saturday, June 22, 1984

 

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Monday, June 25, 1984

 

Mary E. Tullis

Mary Edna TULLIS, 90, Soldier’s Home, Lafayette, for the past seven years and formerly of Gilead, died at 3:09 p.m. Sunday in Home Hospital, Lafayette.  She had been in failing healh several years.

She was born Dec. 4, 1893 in Gilead to Byron and Adaline HOFFMAN MILLER.  She was married in 1919 to Milo Dean “Jack” TULLIS, who died in 1942.  She was a member of the Gilead United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Anna EILER, and a nephew, William EILER, both of Warsaw.  Two brothers prceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call from   7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

 

Tuesday, June 26, 1984

 

Oden (Jay) Barger

Oden (Jay) BARGER, former Rochester resident, died Monday evening at Fort Myers, Fla., after an extended illness.  Mr. Barger formerly owned and operated the Barger Plumbing and Heating business here.  Surviving are the wife, Linda [BARGER]; a son, James [BARGER], and two grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 1984

 

Esther St. Pierre

Esther ZIMMERMAN St. PIERRE, 82, Sacramento, Calif., died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday in the HyLond Nursing Home, Sacramento.

She was born Dec. 4, 1901 in Tippecanoe County to Mr. and Mrs. Carl ZIMMERMAN.  She was married to Chester ENGLAND.  In 1950 she was married to Clarence St. PIERRE, who died in 1970.

Surviving are a son, Junior ENGLAND, Wolcott; two step-sons, Gerald St. PIERRE, Pennsylvanie, and Donald St. PIERRE, Orangeville, Calif., and two daughters, Betty GERLING, Wolcott, and Dorothy BEASY, Sacramento, Calif.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster Funeral Home, Wolcott, with the Rev. Thomas MacGILLIARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Meadow Lake Cemetery, south of Wolcott.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Oden J. Barger

Memorial services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Olga United Methodist Church in Fort Myers, Fla., for Oden J. “Jay” BARGER, 71, native of Rochester who died Monday at 10:10 p.m. in Palms of Pasadena Hospital at St. Petersb urg, Fla.  Cremation will follow.

Death was due to emphysema and came after an illness of three years.

Mr. Barger had resided in Florida since 1979, at 13938 Granada Way S.E., Fort Myers 33905, moving there after six years’ residence in Austin, Texas.

He was born in this city Dec. 13, 1912, the son of Guy and Irene BARGER and graduated from Rocheter High School.  His marriage was May 1, 1943, in Indianapolis to Linda M. SHELBY, who survives.

From 1955 to 1973 he owned and operated the Barger Plumbing and Heating firm, founded by his father and located on the southwest shore of Lake Manitou.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge and a founder of the Lake Manitou Yacht Club.

Also surviving are a son, James BARGER, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Virginia KEEL, Fort Myers, Fla., and two grandchildren, Benjamin Oden and Jennifer Lynn BARGER.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

 

Eva Charais

Eva CHARAIS, 81, Ladysmith, Wis., died June 14, in Rusk County Memorial Hospital, Wis.

She was born Jan. 27, 1903 in Beaverville, Ill., to Pascal and Celina DIONNE.  She was married Fe. 13, 1922 in Beaverville to Nicholas CHARAIS, who survives.  They moved to Rusk County, Wis. June 24, 1946.  She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

Surviving with the husband are six daughters, Celina VERDEAGN and Mary Lou KOSTKA, both of Ladysmith; Mildred VanderLOOP, Bruce, Wis.; Rita LACHAWIN, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; Theresa VOJTASEK, Rochester, and Carol CHARAIS, Circle Pines, Minn.; four sons, Robert [CHARAIS], Tomahawk, Wis.; James [CHARAIS], Eau Clair, Wis., and John and Patrick [CHARAIS], both of Forest Lake, Minn.; forty-five grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren, and a sister,Cora POORMAN, Hammond.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. June 16 at our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Ladysmith, with Father Dave OBERTS officiating.  Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery.  McElravy-Geier Funeral Home, Ladysmith Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Daniel R. Miller

Daniel R. MILLER, 76, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

He was born Nov. 7, 1907 in Pulaski County to Rueben and Ida ENYEART MILLER.  He was married June 21, 1929 in Rochester to Mary SHERIDAN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and trucker, and was a former employee of the Studebaker Company.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Daniel E. [MILLER], Kewanna; a sister, Beatrice ROBEL, Washington, and nieces and nephews. A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. C. Samuel OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, June 28, 1984

 

Loy O’Blennis

Loy M. O’BLENNIS, 48, of 217 Uclid Ave., Michigan City, formerly of Rochester, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday in his home following a lenthy illness.

He was born Oct. 30, 1935 in Richland Township to Max and Eva O’BLENNIS.  He was married June 8, 1957 to Betty LESK of Michigan City, who survives.  He was employed several years as assistant cashier at Bethlehem Steel.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Lori Ann [O’BLENNIS], at home, and Mrs. Larry (Mary) LINSEMEYER, Michigan City, and the mother, Mrs. Kenneth (Eva) ENYART, South Bend.  The father, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carlisle Funeral Home, Michign City.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and        7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, June 29, 1984 to Saturday, June 30, 1984

 

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Monday, July 2, 1984

 

Margaret Basanda

Maragert BASANDA, 85, Rt. 2, Akron,died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health five years, and seriously ill since Wednesday.

She was born Jan. 6, 1899 in Nitrianske Pravno, Czechoslovakia to John and Anna PALES ROSKO.  She lived in the Calumet area 55 years before moving here 10 years ago.  She was married Aug. 21, 1920 in Whiting to Michael BASANDA, who died March 20, 1980.  She was a member of the Rochester St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ann TESKA, Trenton, Mich.; two sons, Clarence [BASANDA], Rt. 2, Akron, and Raymond [BASANDA], Munster; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and a daughter, Irma BASANDA, preceded in death.

Services will be at noon Tuesday in the St. Thomas More Catholic Church of Munster with Father Robert B. WEIS officiating.  Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery at Hammond.  Friends may call at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, from               7 to 9 p.m. today.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles A. Keele

Charles Albert KEELE, 65, Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa), died unexpectedly at 5:15 a.m. today in his home.

He was born March 4, 1919 in Litchfield, Ill., to Ralph and Mary HENSON KEELE.  He moved here 32 years ago from Logansport.  Before that, he lived in Wolcott.  He was married Oct. 15, 1939 in St. Charles, Mo., to Lorine SCHMIDT, who survives.  He was a retired foreman for Miwest Spring at Mentone.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the Tiosa First Brethren Church and the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. David (Linda) SWICK, Rt. 5, Rochester, and Mrs. Thomas (Sandra) ALBER, Woodburn; five sons, Ronald [KEELE[, Rt. 1, Rochester James [KEELE], Rt. 4, Warsaw; John [KEELE], Hamilton Square, N.J.; Richard [KEELE], New Haven and Michael [KEELE], Fort Wayne; twenty grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; three sisters, Esther KEELE, Hillsboro, Ill. Mrs. Carl (Marilyn) WILLIAMS, Logansport, and Mrs. Carl (Nancy) HOWARD, Macy, and a brother, Donald [KEELE], Argos.  A grandson and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald SNELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  The Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct a memorial service at    8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, July 3, 1984

 

Robert E. Listenberger

Services were Monday morning in Plymouth for Robert E. LISTENBERGER, who had been a partner in the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Rochester.

Mr. Listenberger, 52, Plymouth, who owned the Balloon Wurks Restaurant at Plymouth for 19 years, died at 10:43 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.  Arrangements wwere handled by the Van Gilder Funeral Home, and burial was in the New Oak Hill Cemetery.

Surviving with the wife, Rosemary [LISTENBERGER], are two daughters, two sons, two grandchildren, a sister and a brother.

 

Wednesday, July 4, 1984

 

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Thursday, July 5, 1984

 

Willard J. Sitts

Willard J. “Bill” SITTS, 80, of 309 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 3:30 a.m. today in his daughter’s home in Akron.  He had been ill since April.

He was born May 21, 1904 in New York state to Jacob and Edith SITTS.  He lived in Akron for 15 years.  He was married May 20, 1930 to Candace BAKER, who died Aug. 24, 1979.  He retired in 1977 from Whitley Manufacturing at South Whitley, and was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Columbia City.

Surviving are three daughterds, Mary SNYDER, South Whitley; Mrs. Lee (Betty) POPPY, DeLand, Fla., and Mrs. Marvin (Violet) GAGNON, Akron; a son, Billy [SITTS], Akron; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Clara KLINE, Pennellville, N.Y., and Erma O’BRIEN, Fulton, N.Y.  Four sons and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Deaton Funeral Home at Akron with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Laketon Cemetery.  Friends may call after    2 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Howard A. Warner

Howard A. WARNER, 71, of 417 N. Slate St., Culver, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital at Plymouth.

He was born Jan. 9, 1913 in Calisbell, Mont., to Fred and Ada BURNS WARNER.  He lived most of his life in Culver.  He was married Aug. 3, 1936 in Culver to Margaret SWIGART, who died in 1948.  He was a retired employee of Culver Military Academy and was a veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ at Culver and the Culver American Legion.

Surviving are to sons, Toby J. [WARNER], Culver, and Tony L. [WARNER], South Bend; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hazel ROUDEBUSH, Winamac; Norma TORCHER, Severville, Tenn., and Phyllis SLAGLE, South Bend, and three brothers, Carl [WARNER], Deltona, Fla.; Glen [WARNER], Warsaw, and Jack [WARNER], Delton, Mich.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Grace United Church of Christ at Culver.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Friday at the church for an hour before services.
C. Lee Moore

C. Lee MOORE, 74, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital after a six-month illness.

He was born March 6, 1910 in Kewanna to Fred and Mae MATHIAS MOORE.  He was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  He was married Jan. 12, 1935 in Goblesville to Kathryn FOSTER, who survives.  He was the manager of the former Duffey Stockyard at Rochester for several years, and had been an employee of the Fulton County Highway Department before his retirement.  He was a member of the Burton United Methodist Church and the Fulton County Coon Hunters Association.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Jim [MOORE], Delphi; Joe and John [MOORE], both of Rocheser, and Jack [MOORE], Marco Island, Fla.; thirteen grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Ida) BURWELL, Rt. 4, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  A brother, John [MOORE], preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Samuel OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Rochester High School Athletic Fund, the Burton United Methodist Church, or to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Fred H. Becker

Fred H. BECKER, 65, of 17497 Filbert Road, Argos, died unexpectedly at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Argos Medical Clinic of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Sept. 9, 1918 near Argos to Herman and Nora MANGUS BECKER.  He was married March 9, 1947 at Akron to Marcile ELLIS, who survives.  He was a farmer and spent his lifetime on the same farm.  He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren; the Walnut Township Farm Bureau, of which he was chairman for 20 years; was a 20-year member of the Marshall County ASCS Board, and was a past member o the Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation Board.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Rex (Peg) WIELAND, North Manchester; two sons, Ronald [BECKER], Argos, and Donald [BECKER[, North Manchester; six grandchildren; a sister Erma BECKER, and a brother, Paul [BECKER], both of Argos.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Friday at the church for an hour before services.

 

John M. Hinkle

John M. HINKLE, 72, Rt. 3, Rochester, formerly of Honolulu, Hawaii, died at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He had been in failing health five months.

He was born Jan. 21, 1912 in Bringhurst to John W. and Martha D. HINKLE.  He lived in Hawaii 40 years before moving here in April.  He was a retired, self-employed photographer and was a World War II veteran.  In Honolulu, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite.

Surviving are a daughter, Beverly HINKLE, Flora; a son, John W. DUDGEON, Rt. 3, Rochester; three grandchildren; two sisters, Nell DIETZ, Flora, and Ann D. WILIAMS, Lynn, and a brother, Wayne [HINKLE], Portland.  He was a member of a family of nine children, of which five preceded in death.  Private services are scheduled at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.


 

Friday, July 6, 1984

 

Anna L. Clabaugh

Anna Leota CLABAUGH, 91, Long Beach, Calif., died at 12:45 a.m. PST (2:45 a.m.EST) today in the Bay Convalescent Center at Long Beach.

She was born Nov. 25, 1892 in Indianapolis to Ed and Emma BEATTIE BARKER.  She moved from Fulton to Long Beach 15 years ago.  She was married Nov. 14, 1909 in Fulton county to Elmer CLABAUGH, who died in Decemer 1960.  She was a retired chief telephone operator in Fulton for General Telephone, and was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Priscilla CLEVENGER; a granddaughter, Kay GEISLER, and a grandson, Phil CLEVENGER, all of Long Beach,Calif.  A sister, Bessie COX, preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at noon Monday at the Fulton Cemetery with the Rev. Ed OWENS officiating.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.

 

Mary R. Kanouse

Mary Ruth KANOUSE, 77, Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa), died at 5 a.m. today at her home.  She had been in failing health two years.

She was born Nov. 9, 1907 in Tiosa, where she lived her entire life, to Dr. Loring and Jessie MEEK. She was married Aug.24, 1926 in Tiosa to Donald KANOUSE, who survives.  She was a member of the Tiosa Brethren Church.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, David [KANOUSE], Kokomo, and Larry [KANOUSE], Rt. 5, Rochester; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were a sister, Dorothy [MEEK], and a brother, Harold [MEEK].

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald SNELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Saturday, July 7, 1984 to Monday, July 9, 1984

 

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Tuesday, July 10, 1984

 

Jewell R. Patchett

Jewell Rachel PATCHETT, South Bend, died in her sleep this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold (Josephine) McCALLA, South Bend.  Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.
George J. Miller

George Jackson MILLER, 92, a former resident of Fulton County and Logansport, died Friday in Las Vegas, Nev.  He had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke June 11.

He was born April 26 1892 in Fulton county to Gideon D. and Julia Anna RICHARDSON MILLER.  He was married Feb. 6, 1912 to Montana G. SCHINDLER in Rochester.  On Nov. 28, 1970, he was married to Martha MECKLER in Sacramento, Calif.  She survives.  He was retired from the real estate business in Sacramento, where he had lived since 1959.

Surviving are a daughter, Lillian Ann BLACKBURN, Las Vegas; a son, Robert Lowell [MILLER], Longview, Texas; two step-sons and two step-daughters; a sister, Lillian R. BARGER, a nephew, Miller AULT, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Harold (Florence) MILLER, all of Rochester; eight grandchildrn; sixteen great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  Three brothers, three sisters, a daughter and three sons preceded in death.

Services were Monday in the Bunker Chapel in Las Vegas and burial is today in the Camelia Gardens Cemetery in Sacramento.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 1984

 

Jewell R. Patchett

Jewell Rachel PATCHETT, 75, of 609 Dundee St., South Bend, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at her home.  She had been in failing health since 1976.

She was born Jan. 12, 1909 in Wolcott to Preston M. and Belle HYDE PATCHETT.  She moved in August 1980 from New Haven, Conn., where she had been a waitress at the Cape Codder Restaurant.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Josephine) McCALLA, South Bend; two sisters, Lillian GINET, South Bend, and Blanche WIEAND, Beverly Hills, Fla.; two grandchildren, Mrs. Barry (Judy) PETERSON and Harold E. McCALLA Jr., both of Rochester, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in 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 from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.
Thursday, July 12, 1984

 

Cleo A. Durbin

Cleo Alice DURBIN, 81, of 1034 Bancroft Circle, Mishawaka, died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Medical Center at South Bend after a sudden illness.

She was born Nov. 12, 1902 in Fulton to Benjamin F. and Lulu QUICK DAWALD.  She moved from Fulton to South Bend in 1923.  She was married April 7, 1923 in Fulton to Merl A. DURBIN, who died in 1980.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of South Bend, the Goodwill Industries Auxiliary, and the Council of United Church Women.

Surviving are a son, Howard M. [DURBIN], Tarzana, Calif.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and  sister, Helen NEWELL, Fulton.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church, South Bend, with the Rev. Kennard WILSON officiating.  Interment will be in the Highland Mausoleum, South Bend.  Friends may call at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., South Bend, from          2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of South Bend.

 

Friday, July 13, 1984

 

James Wilson, Sr.

James “Ellis” WILSON, Sr., 77, Fulton, died unexpectedly at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health three years.

He was born Nov. 25, 1906 in Miami County to Cary and Mabel NEISONGER WILSON.  He moved from Macy to Fulton 13 years ago.  He was married June 1, 1930 in Twelve Mile to Nettie M. WYSONG, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Macy Christian Church, where he had been a deacon many years.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Kathern Sue BROWN, Warren; a son, James E. [WILSON], Jr., Frankfort; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard [WILSON], Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Lynn ENINGER, Morrison, Ill.  Three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Macy First Christian Church with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery at Macy.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton from 2 t9 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Saturday, July 14, 1984

 

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Monday, July 16, 1984

 

Irene Thomas

Irene THOMAS, 80, died Sunday in the St. Vincent Stress Center at Indianapolis.  Arrangements are pending at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna.
Clara M. Mahler

Clara M. MAHLER, 72, Monterey, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, after a brief illness.

She was born July 21, 1911 in Monterey, where she was a lifetime resident to Edward and Agnes FOX ZEHNER.  She was married July 31, 1952 in Walkerton to Oscar M. MAHLER, who died in 1979.  She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church, the Rosary Sodality of the church, the Culver Eagles Auxiliary, and the ladies’ auxiliaries of the VFW and the American Legion.

Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Carol) FRAIN, Charleston, and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) TOPPING, Orange, Calif.; five step-grandchildren a step-great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Herman (Anna) FAULSTICH, Monterey, an Mrs. Donald (Madeline) KELLER, North Judson.  Two sisters and five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Anne’s Catholic Church at Monterey with the Rev. John KIEFER officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Anne’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home at Culver after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  A scriptural wake service will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Albert C. McLochlin

Albert C. McLOCHLIN, 85, Star City, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

He was born Jan. 30, 1899 in Wayne Township to John and Mary HARRIGAN McLOCHLIN.  He was married in 1923 in Kewanna to Mable MUSSELMAN, who died in 1927.  In 1933 in Wabash, he was married to Eva B. DAY, who died in 1976.  He was a retired dock worker at Kain Motor Service at Logansport and was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church at Winamac and the Winamac Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are a step-daughter, Marian BLACK HOWARD, Monticello; a step-son, Raymond McCROSKEY, Star City; a sister, Gertrude HOLLAND, Rochester; four step-grandchildren; fourteen step-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-granddaughter, and nieces and nephews.  Seven brothers, three sisters and a son prceded in death.

Services were at 10 a.m. today in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church at Kewana with Father Cornelius KELLY officiating.  Burial was in the St. Ann’s Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.  The Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna was in charge of arrangements.

 

Bryon D. Kent

Bryon D. KENT, 70, of El Cajon, Calif., died at 9 a.m. Friday at El Cajon.  He had been ill since January.

He was born Dec. 17, 1913 in Fulton to Dr. B.R. and Nora DOUD KENT.  He was married to Marguerite GOSS, who prceded in death.  He later married Lorene GOSS, who survives.  He was retired from the Alcoa Corp., Davenport, Iowa.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Steven [KENT], San Diego, Calif.; Scott [KENT], San Roman, Calif.; Greg [KENT], Loveland, Colo., and Phil [KENT], Mankato, Minn; a daughter, Stephany GOOCH, Moraga, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Roger KENT, Fulton.

Arrangements are pending in El Cajon.  Graveside services will be at a later date in Davenport, Iowa.
Tuesday, July 17, 1984

 

Roy Crawford

Roy CRAWFORD, Nyona Lake, died late this morning at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home in Peru after a long illness.  Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers funeral home.

 

Henry S. Rohr

Henry S. ROHR, 76, of 606 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 4:35 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Irene Thomas

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Grass Creek United Methodist Church for Irene THOMAS, 80, Grass Creek, who died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday in the St. Vincent Stress Center at Indianapolis.

The Rev. Ronald MOORE will officiate, and burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna, and at the church on Wednesday for an hour before services.

Mrs. Thomas was born Dec. 27, 1903 in Wayne Township to Clarence and Verde BUTTS LONG.  She was married in 1928 in Grass Creek to Robert D. THOMAS, who died in 1979.  She had been a Sunday School and Bible School teacher for 50 years and was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church, where she was organist and pianist.  She also was a member of the Ladies Aid, the United Methodist Women, the Wayne Township Progressive Home Ec Club, and was a charter member of the Fulton County Chorus.

Surviving are two sons, Eugene [THOMAS], Grass Creek, and Loren [THOMAS], Fort Wayne; a daughter, Yvonne JONES, Indianapolis; a sister, Marie GWIN, Walkerton; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  a brother preceded in death.

 

Arden N. Butler

Arden N. “Polly” BUTLER, 83, of 1680 E. Shore Drive, Culver, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday at his Lake Maxinkuckee home.  He had been in failing health several years.

He was born Feb. 25, 1901 in Ponca, Neb., to Omer and Anna ANDERSON BUTLER.  He had lived in Culver since 1933.  He was married Jan. 31, 1931 in Boise, Idaho to Frances E. OSBORN, who survives.  He received a bachelor of music degree from the University of Nebraska; a degree in business administration from the University  of Washington, and a bachelor of law degree from Indiana University.  He was a member of the American, Indiana and Marshall County Bar Associations, the American Judicature Society, the Indiana Society of Chicago, and Delta Upsilon Fraternity.  He also was a member of the Marshall County Historical Society, the Elks Lodge, the Plymouth Country Club, the Maxinkuckee Golf Club, the Wesley United Methodist Church, and the alumni associations of Indiana, Washington and Nebraska universities.

Mr. Butler, a professional musician, was well-known in musical circles, having been associated with big name bands including the Glen Miller Orchestra.  He was the composer of the musical score and lyrics of the Delta Upsilon Sweetheart Song, “She is Mu Wonderful D.U. Girl.”

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Lois MILAN, Ponca, Nev.; a niece, and two nephews. Private services will be at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.  Entombment will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.


 

Elliott Bailey

Private graveside services were held this morning at the I.O.O.F. cemetery for Elliott “Bill” BAILEY, 83, 609 Jefferson St., who died Saturday at 10:20 p.m. in Woodlawn hospital after an extended illness.

The Rev. Russell WILBUR officiated a rites and Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

A native of this city, Mr. Bailey was born May 21, 1901, the son of Stilla and Essa MYERS BAILEY, his father having served as Fulton County sheriff.  Except for a few years’ employment as a sales representative in South Bend, he had spent his life in the Rochester community.

Mr. Bailey had operated a duckpin bowling alley at 602 Main St., where Davis Plmbing and Heating now is located, and later owned the Tom Thumb  restaurant at 716 Main St., now the location of Fashion Crossroads.  He was associated with Bailey’s Hardware until retirement.  He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

His first marriage was to Frances McINTYRE, who died in 1936.  His second marriage was May 21, 1942, in Decatur, Ill., to Belle RAYMER, who survives.

Also surviving are a brother, Byron BAILEY, Rochester, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Jarod (Vicki) FLORIAN, Cleveland, Ohio.  Preceding in death were a son, Elliott Lear BAILEY, on July 15, 1969; three sistrs, Margaret SHAFER, Louise TAYLOR and Helen WAGONER, and a brother, Max BAILEY.

 

Wednesday, July 18, 1984

 

Opal J. Miller

Opal J. MILLER, 77, Timbercrest Home Retirement Center, North Manchester, formerly of the North Manchester community, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the Timbercrest Home, where she had lived for the past eight years.

She was born Sept. 7, 1906 in Kosciusko County to John and Estella WARREN MILLER Jr.  She was a member of the Manchester church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a son, Arden Eugene [MILLER], Akron; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Timbercrest Chapel with the Rev. Galen OGDEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call at the Bender Funeral Home at North Manchester after 2 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday at the Timbercrest Chapel for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Timbercrest Home.
Roy V. Crawford

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester for Roy V. CRAWFORD, 86, formerly of Rt. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), who died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home at Peru.  He had been in failig health 10 years.

The Rev. John RAMSEY will officiate, and burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Kokomo.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday until time of services.  The Rochester Masonic Lodge will conduct rites at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Mr. Crawford was born Nov. 1, 1897 in Kokomo to James Edward and Lola Ann CRAWFORD.  He moved from Chicago to Nyona Lake in 1962.  His first marriage was Feb. 26, 1920 in Kokomo to Gertrude Laura WILSON, who died Dec. 9, 1960.  On Dec. 30, 1961, he was married in Fulton to Lauraetta de le ROY, who survives.  He was a retired advertising manager and columnist for various newspapers, including The Rochester Sentinel.  He was a member of the Austin Baptist Church and the River Forest-Austin Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Joan) CASH, Fort Myers, Fla.; two sons, Norman E. [CRAWFORD], Sebrng, Fla., and Merle S. [CRAWFORD], Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

 

Henry S. Rohr

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Deaton Funeral Home at Akron for Henry S. ROHR, 76, of 606 E. Rochester St., Akron, who died at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill two years.

The Rev. Merlyn COX will officiate, and friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.  Masonic services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.  Friends may call at the Annsberg West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Ave., Toledo, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church.

Mr. Rohr was born July 13, 1908 in Toledo to Albert Z. and Louise KLINCK ROHR.  He moved from Toledo to the Akron area 12 years ago.  His first marriage was in 1931 to Arvella ROHR, who died in 1962.  On May 6, 1973, he was married to Edyth POWELL, who survives.  He was a retired diesel mechanic, an Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.  He also was a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge, the Akron Order of Eastern Star, the York Rite of Peru, the Rocheste American Legion, and was a counselor for the DeMolay of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Nancy GRIMES, and a son, David [ROHR], both of Toledo; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Dixie ARTER, Fort Wayne; Sandy SISSE, San Jose, Calif., and Carolyn BANGHART, Akron; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Rowena BEMIS, Troy, Mich., and a brother, Roland Paul [ROHR], Roanoke.
Thursday, July 19, 1984

 

Erin Marie Sullivan

Erin Marie SULLIVAN, infant daughter of Stuart S. and Christy L. HENDERLONG SULLIVAN, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 2:38 a.m. Wednesday in the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born 6:14 p.m. Mondayin Dukes Hospital, Peru.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Sean Michael [SULLIVAN], at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max SULLIVAN,Delphi, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold HENDERLONG, Crown Point, and the paternal great-grandparents, Julia SULLIVAN, Rt. 3, Peru, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph STITES, Peru.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Skinner Cemetery, Twelve Mile with the Revs. John MANION and Phillip LUTZ officiating.  Arrangements are being handled b y the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Sharon K. Matheny

Sharon K. MATHENY, 38, of 415 Fulton Ave., died early Wednesday morning at her residence from an apparent overdose of prescription medication, according to Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD, who ruled the death a suicide.

City police and Fulton County police investigated the death and said no foul play was involved.  Her body was discovered by a family member at 9:30 a.m., police said.

No autopsy is scheduled, Good said.

Mrs. Matheny was born Jan. 1, 1946 in Rochester to Byron and Sybil SCOBIE HILL and had lived in this community all her life.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

On Jan. 8, 1982 in Rochester she married Charles V. MATHENY, who survives.  Also surviving are two daughters, Heather and Staci [MATHENY]; a son, Tony [MATHENY]; the father; two brothers, Melvin HILL and Raymond TURNER, both of Rochester, and aunts, unces and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her mother.

Services wil be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, July 20, 1984

 

Floyd Poor

Floyd “Shorty” POOR, 77, of 320 E. Walnut St., Argos, died unexpectedly at 8:55 a.m. today at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos.
Saturday, July 21, 1984

 

Floyd Poor

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos for Floyd “Shorty” POOR, 77, of 320 E. Walnut Street, Argos, who died at 8:55 a.m. Friday in his home of an apparent heart attack.

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Mr. Poor was born May 17, 1907 in Green Township of Marshall County to Daniel and Rozetta MANN POOR.  He was a lifetime resident of the county.  He was married to Helen KANAAR on Spril 6, 1927 in Plymouth.  She survives.

He worked at Studebaker in South Bend and retired from the Westend Polishing Company in Plymouth.  He was a charter member of the Eagles Lodge in Plymouth.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Becky) JONES, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Harley (Mary) SEARS, Middletown; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

 

Monday, July 23, 1984 to Tuesday, July 24, 1984

 

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Wednesday, July 25, 1984

 

Juliette D. Young

Juliette D. YOUNG, 79, Rt. 1, Culver, died at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following a two-year illness.

She was born July 21, 1905 in Ashkum, Ill., to Isaac and Matilda LAURENT COLLETTE.  She moved to Aubbeenaubbee Township 10 years ago from Clay City, Ill.  She was married July 30, 1958 in Clifton, Ill., to Ashley A. YOUNG, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. William (Dorothy) SIMMONS, Chebanse, Ill., two step-daughters, Mrs. Jerome (Aulma) SMITH, Egypt, Ark., and Mrs. George (Margaret) GLIDEWELL, Cash, Ark.; a step-son, Harold B. YOUNG, Michigan City; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Gaffield Cemetery, Iroquois, Ill.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

 

Lefa Safford

Services were Monday in the United Methodist Church at Crabtree, N.C., for Lefa GROVE SAFFORD, 90, who lived with her sons in Wilmington, N.C. and Longwood, Fla., and formerly lived in Asheville, N.C.  She died Friday in Longwood.

Burial was at Crabtree.

She was born May 5, 1894 in Talma to Simon and Elizabeth MENTZER GROVE. She was married in 1919 to Fred SAFFORD, who died in 1976.

Surviving are twin sons, James [SAFFORD], Wilmington, N.C., and Theodore [SAFFORD], Longwood, Fla.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Thursday, July 26, 1984

 

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Friday, July 27, 1984

 

Florence P. Brown

Florence P. BROWN, 80, Kewanna, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born Sept. 16, 1903 in Fulton County to Charles and Dora Belle GRIMES STIENKE.  She was married to Clayton BROWN, who survives.  She was a member of the Manitou Garden Club and the John Birch Society.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Loree HILDEBRANDT, Carmel; two sons, William GRAHAM, Brownsburg, and Roger GRAHAM, Westfield; five step-daughters, Virginia O’BRIEN, South Bend; Emma HORINE, Elkhart; Dorothy STIENKE, Portland, Texas; Thelma HUNT, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary Ann BROWN, Toronto, Canada; four step-sons, Ernest BROWN, Mishawaka, Robert BROWN, Edwardsburg, Mich., Forrest BROWN, Mansfield, Ohio, and Richard BROWN, Kewanna; thirty-five grandchildren, and thirty-four great-grandchildre.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna with Paul FRETTINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Dale M. Briles

Dale Morton BRILES, 95, Rt. 5, Rochester (Camp Shohola), died at 7:30 a.m. today in his home following a three-month illness.

He was born May 14, 1889 in Covington to Charles and Eva DARNER BRILES.  He was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  He was married to Bertha Mae BIBLER, who died in 1943.  On Nov. 22, 1945, he was married to Mary FRYE, who survives. The former owner of Snapp’s Grocery at Ninth Street and Franklin Avenue he later was employed as a painter by Culver Military Academy.  He was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of the American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, Mrs. Larry (Carol) MOWRER, Rt. 5, Rochester; a step-son, Donald BILYEW, Thorndale, Pa., and three grandchildrn, Laura MOWRER and Dean and Jennifer BILYEW.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Revs. C.J. MOWRER and Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochestr I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.
Saturday, July 28, 1984

 

Terry Powell

Terry POWELL, 29, Lake Station, died at 11 p.m. Thursday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after being struck by a truck while walking.

Born March 9, 1956 in Roaring Springs, Pa., to Arnold E. and Cleda POWELL, he was married to Susan JENKINS.  He was employed by General Refectories Corp., Gary.  His hobby was driving in demolition derbies.  He was a graduate of Gary Wirt High School and lived most of his life in the Lake Station area.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Terry POWELL Jr., and Michael [POWELL], both at home his parents, Rt. 3, Rochester three sisters, Mrs. Roger (Pauline) PUGH, Rochester, Mrs. George (Patricia) THOMAS, Chesterton, and Miss Shirley POWELL, Rochester; two brothers, Arnold POWELL Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., and Jeffery POWELL, Rt. 3, Rochesrter.

Services are tetatively set for 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home at Rochester.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friens may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to the hour of the service Tuesay.

 

Monday, July 30, 1984

 

Leland H. Whicker

Leland H. WHICKER, 63, of 1024 Main St., died unexpectedly at 11:59 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born May 9, 1921 in LaPorte to Charles and Fern STRICKLAND WHICKER.  He moved here seven yers ago from Rensselaer.  He was married Dec. 25, 1945 in Demote to Ruby SELBY, who died Marcy 26, 1978.  He was retired from the Monon Railroad, and was a   U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and the Fulton County CB’ers.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Rachel) LEWIS and Mrs. Carl (Linda) GROSS, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Roy (Bobbie) RAINEY, Goodland; four sons, Kevin and Daniel [WHICKER], both of Rochester; James [WHICKER], Rensselaer, and Charles [WHICKER], Knoxville, Tenn.; twenty-two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Vernon (Pat) GRIFFEY, Omaha, Neb.  A son, Leland [WHICKER], Jr., died March 21, 1975.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in rochester with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery., where military graveside rites will be conducgted.  Friends may call from 2 t 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Edward T. Adkins

Edward T. ADKINS, 82, formerly of Wilmette, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth after a three-year illness.

He was born Jan. 9, 1902 in Ridge, Ky., to Robert and Alice CRISPEN ADKINS.  He was a retired car saleesman and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three sister, Grace ENSIGN, Rochester; Dona PINZ, Windom, Minn., and Ada HAGBERG, Argos.  Preceding in death were four brothers, Robert, Lloyd, Roy and Ace [ADKINS], and three sisters, Gladys, Jessie and Gail [ADKINS]

Cremation and interment at the Athens Mount Hope Cemetery have been arranged by the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.


 

Tuesday, July 31, 1984

 

Bradley James Bright

Bradley James BRIGHT, 22 months, Rt. 6, Rochester (Rochester Mobile Home Court), died at 1:35 p.m. Monday in Riley Hospital, Indianapolis.  He had been ill since June 21.

He was born Sept. 27, 1982 in Logansport to Ralph and Carla BRIGHT, who survive.  He was a member of the Rochester Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Jennifer [BRIGHT], 4; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don LEMMON, Fulton; and aunts and uncles, including David LEMMON, Fulton, and Mrs. Michael (Patricia) RUTLEDGE, Greenfield.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Frank VOSS officiating.  Burial wil be in the Fulton Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Wednesday, August 1, 1984

 

Ralph W. Bryant

Ralph W. “Speed” BRYANT, 79, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 12:27 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been admitted six hours earlier.  He had been in failing health five years.

He was born Sept. 17, 1904 near Athens to Tom and Jane BRYANT.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married to Henrietta McINTYRE, who preceded in death.  On March 13, 1958 in Richland Center, he was married to Fern WYNN, who survives.  He was retired from the former Studebaker Corporation and from farming.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Fulton County Historical Society.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Bette) SWEANY, Rt. 3, Rochester; five grandchildren, Mark BRYANT, Kokomo; Debby HEISHMAN and Robert BRYANT Jr., both of Rochester, and Dennis and David SWEANY, both of Fort Myers, Fla. eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Esther STEELE, Mishawaka.  He was preceded in death by four sisters, three brothers and a son, Robert [BRYANT], in 1977.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. C.J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Thursday, August 2, 1984

 

Elsie Wagner

Elsie WAGNER, 86, Rt. 2, Culver (Indiana 17), died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home at Plymouth after an exrtended illness.

She was born Jan. 9, 1898 near Culver to Zina and Emma OVERMYER DUDDLESON.  She was a lifetime resident of the Culver area.  On Jan. 7, 1922 in Plymouth, she was married to John H. WAGNER, who died in 1977.  She was a retired chief operator at the Culver office of the Indiana Bell Telephone Co., and was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Zelta) DECK,Culver, and nine nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Culver, with the Rev. Peggy ARTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends


 may call at the Bonine Funeral Home at Culver after 2 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday until noon, and at the church until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

 

Mary E Rush

Mary E. RUSH, 50, of 3301 E. Broadway, Logansport, died at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 1, 1933 in Logansport to John and Esther ARMANTROUT MOOY Sr.  She was married Sept. 22, 1951 to Earl E. RUSH, who died Feb. 9, 1984.

Surviving are the mother, Esther SHUEY, Rochester a son, Michael Lee [RUSH] , and a daughter, Vicki BERNHARDT, both of Logansport; a brother John MOOY Jr., city unknown; two sisters, Carolyn GRIFFIN, Bourbon, and Sandra GUTHRIE, Shelbyville, Ky.; three step-brothers, Jack SHUEY, Kewanna Gary SHUEY, Talma, and Martin SHUEY, Rensselaer; three step-sisters, Melody PEREZ, Bedford, Txas; Pequitti MONTELONGO, Rochester, and Robin KELLY, Talma, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. James HOLT officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may cal from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, August 3, 1984

 

John Stanley

John STANLEY, 43, of 5299 Skyline Dr., Greenwood, a former Akron resident, died Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis of an apparent heart attack.

Surviving are the wife, Judy [STANLEY[, Greenwood; a daughter, Jennifer [STANLEY], Greenwood; the mother, Doris SHELLENBARGER, Wabash; a sister, Freida COFFEE, Indianapolis, and two brothers, Don STANLEY, Peru, and Norman STANLEY, Wabash.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Wilson Funeral Home, Greenwood.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Larry J. Ault

Larry Joe AULT, 47, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 12:04 a.m. today in St. Joseph Medical Center at South Bend.  He had been in failing health two years.

He was born Feb. 13, 1937 in Rochester to Guy F. and Evadean L. REDINGER AULT.  He was a member of the Church of God, and had assisted in the operation of the former Ault Grocery in Rochestr.

Surviving is the father, Guy AULT, with whom he resided at Rt. 6, Rochester.  Preceding in death were the mother on March 27, 1959, and  sister in 1934.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. John PHILLIPS and C.J. MOWRER officiatig.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Saturday, August 4, 1984

 

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Monday, August 6, 1984

 

William Latimer

William LATIMER, 73, Logansport, died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday in Marion General Hospital.

He was born Oct. 29, 1910 in Pondakata, Okla., to Eliza May JONES LATIMER.  He was married May 7, 1961 at Piggot, Ark. to Irene WERNIGK, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marion.

Surviving is the wife, of Rochester.  A sister preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, with the Rev. Howard LINDLEY officiating.  McCain Funeral Home, Denver, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, August 7, 1984

 

John J. Gerig

John Joseph GERIG, 79, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 6:14 p.m. Monday in Kosciusko Community Hospital.  He had been in failing health several years.  He was born March 8, 1905 near Fort Wayne in Allen County to Eli E. and Matilda J. KOBLE GERIG.  He had lived in Akron since moving in 1931 from Fort Wayne.  He was married Nov. 3, 1928 in Akron to Selena UTTER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Dr. Dean A. GERIG, Whitehall, Mich.; a daughter, Sonja GERIG, at home; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Dora BATDORF, Anderson, and a brother, Chester [GERIG], Elwood.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Church oif God with the Revs. James MALBONE and Terry CANFIELD officiating.  Burial will be i the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, and at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Bus Ministry, Akron Church of God.

 

Ada Marie Pottenger

Ada Marie POTTENGER, 90, formerly of Deedsville and a resident of the Peru Nursing Home since 1976, died at 10 a.m. Monday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born Sept. 10, 1893 in Miami County.  She was married Feb. 14, 1917 at Macy to Charles M. POTTENGER, who died Nov. 10, 1976.  She retired in 1960 from the  Square D. Corp., Peru, and was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Margaret BLACKBURN, Rt. 4, Logansport; Ethel HYJEK, Tallahassee, Fla., and Dorothy ORPURT, Rt. 2, Peru; three sons, Wiliam Dale “Hooker” POTTENGER, Nyona Lake, and Marvin and Paul POTTENGER, both of Rt. 1, Denver; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. John CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.


 

Wednesday, August 8, 1984

 

Otis J. Kerfoot

Otis Junior KERFOOT, 63, Kewanna, died at 10:55 p.m. Monday at his home.

He was born Oct. 13, 1920 in Thorntown to Otis V. and Rena BIDDLE KERFOOT.  He was married July 5, 1968 at Cicero to Wanda BARR, who survives.  He was a retired machinist.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ronald [KERFOOT], Cicero, and Robert [KERFOOT], Lakeland, Fla.; three daughters, Deanna REVEAL, Noblesville; Debra BROOKS, Arcadia, and Mitzie FLEANOR, Detroit, Mich.; two step-sons, Larry KERFOOT, Noblesville, and Eddie JACOBY, Indianapolis; four brothers, Daniel [KERFOOT], Arcadia; Norman [KERFOOT], Cicero; Ernest [KERFOOT], Noblesville, and Arthur [KERFOOT], New Port Richey, Fla., and twelve grandchildren.  Three sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Arcadia Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Frances M. Fall

Frances Marie FALL, 75, Wabash, died at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday in Wabash Health Care Center.

She was born Oct. 12, 1908 a Wabash to Fred and Dora BUDDE HODEL.  She lived in Indianapolis before returning to Wabash in 1980.  She was retired from Indiana Bell at Indianapolis, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the St. Mathew’s United Church of Christ at Wabash.  She was a graduate of Wabash High School.

Surviving is a brother, Fred HODEL, Rochester.  Five brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Grandstaff-Hentgen-Miner Funeral Home, Wabash, with the Rev. Charles FRANCES officiating.  Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, August 9, 1984

 

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Friday, August 10, 1984

 

William T. Skidmore

William T. SKIDMORE, 68, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 1:35 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health the past year.

He was born Feb. 19, 1916 at Rosslyn, Ky., to Albert and Karrie EWEN SKIDMORE.  He lived in this area 63 years after moving from Rosslyn.  He was married Dec. 2, 1945 in Rochester to Louise WILLARD, who survives.  He was a farmer and had been a school bus driver for the Rochester Community School system.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the American Legion, the I.O.O.F. Lodge and the First Christian Church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Kay) MYERS, Fort Wayne; a son, Travis D. [SKIDMORE], Rt. 2, Rochester; three grandsons, Brett, Doug and Scott MYERS, Fort Wayne; the step-mother, Ferol SKIDMORE, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Max (Norine) BAILEY, Milton, Fla., and a brother, Henry [SKIDMORE], Rochester.  Two brothers, Victor and Forrest [SKIDMORE], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  The I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Manitou Training Center.

 

William Clayton Langley

William Clayton LANGLEY, 10, of 263 Main St., died unexpectedly at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in Pulaski County Memorial Hospital, Winamac, apparently after suffering an asthmatic attack which went into cardiac arrest.

He was born April 17, 1974 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., to Russell and Nickie GLASSON LANGLEY, who survive.  He was a fifth grade student at Riddle School, and was a member of the Tigers Little League team, the Boy Scouts and the First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Mandie [LANGLEY], and a brother, Wade [LANGLEY], both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John GLASSON, Kewanna; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion LANGLEY, Logansport, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson WRIGHT, Dudley, Mass.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hil Cemetery, Bruce Lake.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, on Sunday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to the Rochester Little League.

 

Saturday, August 11, 1984 to Monday, August 12, 1984

 

[no obits]
Tuesday, August 14, 1984

 

Ruth M. Burkholder

A Nyona Lake woman was killed instantly Monday at 10:15 a.m. in St. Joseph County when the tractor she was driving flipped and pinned her beneath it, according to the St. Joseph  County Sheriff’s Department.

Police said Ruth Marie BURKHOLDER, 60, Rt. 1, Macy, was working with her husband, Loyal [BURKHOLDER], pulling out tree stumps along Miami Road, three miles south of South Bend, when the accident occurred.  The Burkholders own the property where they were working and rent it out, police said.

She was born Aug. 18, 1923 at Etna Green to Hobert and Bertha STACKHOUSE.  She had lived in the Macy area for the past six years, moving from North Liberty.  She was married June 14, 1947 in Etna Green to Loyal Burkholder.  She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren, a former member at the North Liberty Church of the Brethren and the Union Center Church of the Brethren at Nappanee.  She also was a member of the National Farmers Organization.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Mike BURKHOLDER, North Liberty; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Diane) CONNER, Peru; a step-mother, Omah STACKHOUSE, Warsaw, and five grandchildren.  A sister, Helen HALL, preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Thompson and Yoder Funeral Home at Nappanee, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY of the Mexico Church of the Brethren officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from           2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

 

Dessie Rentschler

Dessie RENTSCHLER, 91, Rt. 6, Rocheser, died at 5 p.m. Monday at her daughter’s home at Rt. 6, Rochester.

She was born July 12, 1893 in Wayne Township to Charles and Rosella HILL BUCHANAN.  She was married Jan. 8, 1919 in Grass Creek to George RENTSCHLER Jr., who died Dec. 17, 1971.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid and Missionary Society.

Surviving are three sons, Carl [RENTSCHLER], Tweve Mile; Raymond [RENTSCHLER], Rt. 1, Rocheter, and Joe [RENTSCHLER], Albuquerque, N.M.; the daughter, Helen KING, Rt. 6, Rochester; two sisters, Lela WILLS, Grass Creek, and Martha BRADSHAW, Sacramento, Calif.; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.  A son, Byron [RENTSCHLER], and a brother preceded in death. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fulton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ed OWENS and Dr. Bryan T. CLEMENS officiatng.  Burial wil be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Fneral Home at Logansport after 2 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursay at the church for an hour before services.

 

Wednesday, August 15, 1984

 

[no obits]
Thursday, August 16, 1984

 

Retha Warfield

Retha WARFIELD, 86, Kewanna, died at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born Jan.3, 1898 in Fulton County to Willard and Susan CHAMBERS IRVEN.  She was married in 1918 at Winamac to Ned WARFIELD, who survives.  She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Raymond E. [WARFIELD] and Richard P. [WARFIELD], both of Kewanna; three daughters, Betty Jean URBIN, Fulton, and Loma Lou COLLINS and Charlotte ROBBINS, both of Kewanna; twenty grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two daughters, a sister, a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Neil MILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Kewanna Church of Christ.

 

Helen M. Dillman

Helen M. DILLMAN, 89, formerly of Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  She had lived the last five years at the Neal Home in Logansport.

She was born April 30, 1895 in Peru to Peter and Mary SCHNEIDER BORNEMAN.  She was married in 1912 to John BURKHOLDER, who died in 1919.  On June 4, 1921, she was married to Dio A. DILLMAN, who died April 22, 1956.  She was a 50-year and charter member of the Adams Township Home Extension Club, and was a member of the Twelve Mile Grandmothers’ Club.  She attended Corinth Brethren Church.

Survivig are a son, John BURKHOLDER, Logansport; a step-daughter, Lenna WILSON, Rt. 5, Logansport; two step-sons, Verl W. [DILLMAN], Peru, and Dale A. [DILLMAN], Rt. 2, Logansport; a sister, Clara BORNEMAN, and a brother, Charles [BORNEMAN], both of Peru; eighteen grandchildren, and thirty-eight great-grandchildren.  A daughter, a step-son, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m.Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Friday, August 17, 1984

 

Harold W. Bitterling

Harold W. BITTERLING, 62, Rt. 4, Winamac, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday in his home.  He had been in failing health two years.

He was born Oct. 29, 1921 in Pulaski County to Charles and Bertha SHIDAKER BITTERLING.  He lived most of his life in the Winamac area.  He was married Oct. 5, 1963 in Winamac to Helen ROWE PANICI, who survives.  A member o the Teamsters Union, he retired in 1983 from Winamac Steel.

Survving with the wife are a daughter, Judy MARKLEY, Winamac; two sons, Jerry [BITTERLING], Logansport, and Jay [BITTERLING], Winamac; a step-daughter, Barbara FOSTER, Burrows; a step-son, Steve PANICI, Winamac; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three sisters, Frances WERNER and Norma EVANS, both of Rochester, and Annabelle SPARKS, Winamac; a brother, Keneth [BITTERLING], Rochester, and the mother, Bertha BITTERLING, Rochester. A son, Jackie [BITTERLING], preceded in death.

Services wil be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with the Rev. John SARGENT officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. Sunday until time of services.

 

Saturday, August 18, 1984

 

Robert G. Runkle

Robert G. RUNKLE, 52, Rt. 1, Akron, died Friday evening at 9:45 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Lois W. Cronin

Lois W. CRONIN, 76, Rt. 1, Rocheser, died at 9 p.m. Friday in Dukes Hospital, Peru.  Mrs. Cronin had been ill for the past two weeks and was admitted to the hospital Wednesday.

She was born Nov. 17, 1907 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Fredrick A. and Charlotta CROSIER HAYWARD.  She had been a Lake Manitou resident since 1940, moving from Kokomo.  She was married Nov. 17, 1930 to Timothy John “T.J.” CRONIN, who died March 31, 1970.  She was a former nursing supervisor and registered nurse and member of the Lake Manitou Association which her husband helped found.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jouit D. (Virginia) WILLIS, Peru; three gradchildren, Michael and Jeffery [WILLIS], both of Peru, and Mrs. Carla BONTRAGER, Westfield; a great-grandchild, Shannon BONTRAGER and a sister, Gadys BYLAND, Beech Grove.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Kenneth BYLAND officiating.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Ned A. Blackburn

Ned A. BLACKBURN, 33, of 6934 Plymouth-LaPorte Trail, Plymouth, died at 12:12 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  Mr. Blackburn died from injuries received in an automobile accident on Aug. 10 near Argos.

He was born April 12, 1951 in Wabash to Robert and Dorothea MARTIN BLACKBURN.  He had lived near Plymouth for the last 2 1/2 years.  He was married Sept. 29, 1979 in Elkhart to Bonnie CHYROWSKI, who survives.  He was employed at Dean Milk Co., Rochester, and was a member of he Plymouth Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife and parents are two sons, Robert [BLACKBURN], of Rochester, and Benjamin [BLACKBURN], at home; a sister, Jane WINGERT, Wabash; a brother, Fred BLACKBURN, Wabash; a paternal grandmother, Myra BLACKBURN, Rochester an uncle, Kenneth BLACKBURN, Rochester, and an aunt, Mrs. James ZELLERS, Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Chester A. MAYFLOWER officiating.  Burial will be at the Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, August 20, 1984

 

Mary A. Waltz

Mary A. WALTZ, 95, formerly of 108 S. Maple St., Argos, died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born Oct. 27, 1888 near Plymouth to Israel and Emma SHEELEY FREESE.  She was a lifetime area resident.  She was married Jan. 19, 1941 to Howard WALTZ, who died June 3, 1965.  She was employed for several years by the Ross Hotel, Plymouth.

Surviving are a step-daughter, Thelma ZUMBAUGH, Fort Wayne; four step-grandsons, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday 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 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Paul S. Smith

Paul Solomon SMITH, 83, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday in Marion General Hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks.  He had been in ill health three months.

He was born Nov. 4, 1900 in Mentone to Irvin K. and Viola May ECKMAN SMITH. He was married may 5, 1934 in Kokomo to Dorothea Genevieve CRESS, who survives.  He was a retired teacher and farmer.  He was a 1920 graduate of Mentone High School and received a bachelor’s deree at Manchester College.  He taught school at Pierceton, Silv er Lake, Sidney and Mentone, and in Mimi County at Butler, Macy and Mexico, and was principal at Denver Elementary from 1957-63.  He was a member of the Miami County Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Ethel WOUSTER, Swayzee, and Loretta PHILLIPS, Zionsville; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, Richard P. [SMITH], two sisters and five brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David CORRELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Skinner Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from noon until time of services.
Ethel M. Johnson

Ethel May JOHNSON, 85, 1401 Elm St., died unexpectedly at 9:25 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admittance.

She was born May 13, 1899 in Marshall County to Nathan H. and Pearley KINDIG SWIHART.  She lived most of her life in this area. She was married June 10, 1918 in Ladysmith, Wis. to Amos M. JOHNSON, who died Nov. 6, 1945.  She was a member of the Church of God.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Mable I.) BARNES, Fort Pierce, Fla., and Mrs. Walter (Pearley F.) JEWELL, Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Lamar F. [JOHNSON], Bristol; five grandchildren, Mrs. Steve (Marianne) MOORE, Rochester Alan JOHNSON, Elkhart; Karen EVANS, Fort Pierce, Fla., and Pamela CALIENDO and Dennis JEWELL, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ross SWIHART,  South Bend.  A great-grandson and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of God with the Revs. John PHILLIPS and C.J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, on Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Church of God.

 

Margaret L. Kingery

Margaret Louise KINGERY, 61, Rt. 5, Logansport, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born Oct. 7, 1922 in Cass County to John Harvey and India B. BOONE ANGLE.  She was married April 20, 1942 in Cass County to Robert T. KINGERY, who survives.  She attended the Mexico Old German Baptist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Marcia Lee FINGERLE, Roann; two sons, James Edward [KINGERY] Logansport, and Steven Allen [KINGERY], Lima, Ohio; nine grandchildren, and eight sisters, Vernie CARNEY, Rt. 4, Logansport; Rubie SULLIVAN, Modesto, Calif., Esther MORRIS, Stuart, Fla. Addie MILLER, Rives Junction, Mich.; Clara JONES, Rt. 5, Peru; Mildred HARRISON, Rochester; Beatrice SCOTT, Rt. 5, Logansport, and Jane HANSEN, Kokomo. A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wedneday in Mexico Old German Baptist Church with the minister of that church officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Madelyn M. Hays

Madelyn M. HAYS, 56, Rt. 5, Rochester, (Riverview Trailer Court) died at 7:55 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admittance.  She had been in ill health the past eight months.

She was born Nov. 3, 1927 at Simon Lake, Elkhart County, to Dallas and Mildred MUTCHLER THOMPSON.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was a 20-year employee of Topps Manufacturing Co.

Surviving are a daughter, Vicki D. HAYS, Rt. 5, Rochester; two sons, Marvin [HAYS], South Bend, and Gary [HAYS], Rochester, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. James DAVIDSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday, from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Darlene R. Hulse

Services for Darlene Renee HULSE, 28, of 8886 20-B Road, Argos, victim of an abduction and slaying Friday morning, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Argos Congregational Christian Church.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Mrs. Hulse was born Oct. 15, 1955 in Gary to Oscar and Joyce LOAR JOLLY Jr.  She was married June 22, 1974 in Portage to Ron HULSE, who survives. She was a member of the Marshall County Homemakers Club, and attended the Liberty Baptist Church in Rochester.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Marie Danielle, Melissa Lynn and Kristen Renee [HULSE], all at home; two sisters, Dinah PICKART, Lowell, and Deborah PARKER, Chesterton; a brother, Dustin JOLLY, Valparaiso; the parents, Oscar and Joyce JOLLY Jr., Valparaiso, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Oscar JOLLY Sr., Indianapolis.

 

Robert E. Runkle

Robert E. RUNKLE, 52, Rt. 1, Akron, died unexpectedly at 9:45 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital from a heart attack.

He was born Sept. 27, 1931 in Fulton County to Edgar and Mary DUEY RUNKLE.  He was a lifetime resident of the Akron community.  He was married Nov. 4, 1950 to Carolyn BURNS, who survives.  He was a farmer, a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and the Macy Masonic Lodge, and was president of the Fulton County Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Jan) THOMAS, Kewanna; two sons, Tom and Phil [RUNKLE], both of Akron; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Dean [RUNKLE], LaPorte.

Services will be at 10 a.m.Tuesday in the Deaton Funeral Home,Akron, with the Revs. Ora MEYERS and Robert LOUGHEED officiatng.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Akron Emergency Medical Service or to the Fulton County Heart Fund.

 

Tuesday, August 22, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, August 22, 1984

 

Bertha E. Silveus

Bertha Elanor SILVEUS, 89, formerly of Rt. 2, Akron, died at 2:10 a.m. today in Prairie View Nursing Home, Warsaw, where she had lived the last seven years.

She was born July 31, 1895 near Gilead in Miami County to the Rev. Daniel and Abeline WHITMYER YOUNG.  She lived most of her life in the Akron community.  She was married Dec. 24, 1917 south of Akron to Ernest V. SILVEUS, who died Aug. 20, 1977.  She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God, and was a past memb er of the Lincoln Ladies Aid of that church.

Surviving are a daughter, Esther Ruth SILVEUS, Rt. 2, Akron; a son, Cecil Earl [SILVEUS], Rt. 2, Silver Lake; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildre, and two sisters, Blanche MERTEN and Opal YOUNG, both of South Bend.  Preceding in death were a sister, five brothers and a son, Paul [SILVEUS].


 

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. James W. MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Thursday, August 23, 1984

 

Betty J. Mathias

Betty Jean MATHIAS, 60, of 1115 Elm St., died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital shortly after arrival.  She had been in failig heath one year.

She was born Oct. 29, 1923 in Rocheser to Charles and Jeanette Clay BECKER EASTWOOD.  She was a lifetime resident of this community.  She was married Nov. 24, 1958 to John B. MATHIAS, who survives.  She had been employed by the Canteen Vending Company of Logansport and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Becky) FOERG and Mrs. Junior (Sandy) OLIVER, and two sons, Denny and Ron [MATHIAS], all of Rochester, and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald S. BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday for an hour before services.

 

Walter F. Carpenter

Walter F. CARPENTER, 88, Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of South Bend, died at noon Tuesday in Presbyteria Hospial, Albuquerque, after a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 8, 1895 in Akron.  He moved to South Bend in 1917, and to Albuquerque in December 1983.  He was married July 3, 1970 in South Bend to Ruth PETTY, who survives.  He retired after 30 years as postman for the South Bend Post Office. He was a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite, South Bend York Rite, Murat Shrine of Indianapolis, Rochester Elks, Sons of the American Revolution, and was former member of the South Bend Elks.  He had been Fulton County Republican county treasurer and was the third president of the Fulton County Historical Society.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Constance CALHOUN, Albuquerque; four grandchildrn, and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 5 p.m. Friday in the French Mortuary, Albuquerque.  Graveside services and Masonic rites will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron Cemetery with the Rev. Merlyn COX officiating.  Loal arrangements are handled by the Hickey Funeral Home, 3516 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend.  Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital at Indianapolis.

[NOTE:  Walter F. CARPENTER, 1895-1984; Mabel P. CARPENTER, 1896-1967, buried side-by-side in the Akron Cemetery. - Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Henry Township.]
Friday, August 24, 1984

 

Mabel E. Van Dien

Mabel E. Van DIEN, 70, of 3524 Villa Knolls, Las Vegas, Nev., died at 3 a.m. Thursday at her home.  She had been in failing health since May.

She was born Nov. 15, 1913 in Corwith, Iowa to Nicholas and Charlotte FOX KELCH.  She lived in the Rochester community until moving to Las Vegas 11 years ago.  She was married April 23, 1939 in Rochester to Bert Van DIEN, who survives.  She had worked for the Rochester Telephone Co., Schultz Brothers Department Store, The Book Store, and the former Armour Co.  She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Las Vegas.

Surviving with the husband are eight sisters, Sarah LALLIER, Algonia, Iowa; Tillie MATZ, Wesley, Iowa; Mrs. Melvin (Mary) PERKINS, Bloomington, Ill.; Mrs. Edwin (Cecelia) ICE, Hayward, Calif.; Margaret ANDERSON, Clarion,, Iowa; Alice HAGUE, Castro Valley, Calif.; Mrs. Donald (Lorrana “Tiny”) POLK, Denver, Colo., and Verronica KELCH, of Missouri, and five brothers, Julius [KELCH], Chandler, Ariz.; Vincent and John [KELCH], both of Bloomington, Ill.; Charles [KELCH], Marshall Town, Iowa, and Alfred [KELCH], Clarion, Iowa.  A sister and five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Foster & Good funeral Home, Rochester, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Saturday, August 25, 1984 to Monday August 27, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Tuesday, August 28. 1984

 

Mabel E. Van Dien

Services for Mabel E. Van DIEN, 70, Las Vegas, who died Aug. 23, at her home, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rochester with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Joe K. Kistler

Joe K. KISTLER, 55, of 4016 Liberty St., Bremen, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday in Bremen Community Hospital following an unexpected illness.

He was born June 21, 1929 in Leiters Ford to Ralph and Verna CRIPE KISTLER.  He was maried in Rochester on Nov. 25, 1948 to Claribelle DeMONT, who survives.  He moved to Bremen from Mishawaka 20 years ago.  He was a general laborer at Uniroyal in Mishawaka.

Mr. Kistler was a member of the Osceola Masonic Lodge, the York Rite Council and York Rite Commandry of South Bend, the Avalon Grotto, the York Rite College, the Knights of the York Cross of Honor, the Osceola Royal Arch Masons and the Osceola Eastern Star.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Cheryl KISTLER, Bremen; two brothers, Ralph KISTLER, Ligonier and John KISTLER, Indianapolis, and the mother, of Bremen.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Mishler Funeral Home at Bremen with the Rev. Robert W. DELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Bremen Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  The Osceola Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Harold E. Musselman

Harold Earl MUSSELMAN, 75, Rt. 1, Macy, a retired farmer, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday in Parkview Memorial Hospital at Fort Wayne.  He was born May 30, 1909 in Miami County to Wallace and Estella MILLER MUSSELMAN.  He was a lifetime resident of the Macy area.  He was married Aug. 21, 1932 in Grant County to Edith WINGER, who survives.  He was a member of he Roann Church of the Brethren and the Miami County Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Marilyn) STAATS, Rt. 1, Macy; three brothers, Herman [MUSSELMAN], Rt.1, Macy; Merl [MUSSELMAN], LaPorte, and Donald [MUSSELMAN], Rt. 1, Roann; two grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Roann Church of the Brethren with the Revs. Claude WOLFE and John MISHLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grandstaff Funeral Home in Roann, and for an hour before services at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Roann Church of the Brethren or the Cancer Society.

 

Paul N. Knoop

Paul N. KNOOP, 58, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 6:12 a.m. Today in Kosciusko Community Hospital at Warsaw, where he was admitted Tuesday.  He was born April 30, 1926 in Claypool to Samuel and Irma BOWEN KNOOP.  He was married Feb. 22, 1948 in Warsaw to Eleanor E. BUTLER, who survives.  He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church and the Mentone Masonic Lodge.  He was retired from Burket Agri-Services.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, of Grace Village at Warsaw; three daughters, Lynne KNOOP ad Norma KNOOP, both of Lafayette, and LuAnn KNOOP, at home a son, Andrew [KNOOP], Kokomo; a sister, Suzanne PAULSEN, San Pierre, Ind., and two brothers, Cary [KNOOP], Charleston, Ill., and Lowell [KNOOP], Williams, Ind.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Mentone United Methodist Church with the Revs. Lester TAYLOR and E. Robert HECKMAN officiating.  Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery at Claypool.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home in Mentone, and on Saturday at the church for one hour.  Memorials may be made to the Mentone United Methodist Church.


 

Friday, August 31, 1984 to Monday, September 3, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Tuesday, Septbmber 4, 1984

 

Ruby G. Shewman

Ruby G. SHEWMAN, 86, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 3:03 p.m. Saturday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born April 3, 1898 in Akron to William and Mary MUSSELMAN MERLEY.  She was married in 1917 to Merl SHEWMAN, who died in 1979.  She was a charter member of the Salem Christian Church in Miami County.

Surviving are two sons, Ralph [SHEWMAN], Akron, and the Rev. William SHEWMAN, Rt. 4, Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Blaine (Norma Lee) KINLEY, Denver, and the Rev. and Mrs. Howard (Ruby Ann) McFADDEN, Plainfield, Ill.; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Salem Christian Church with the Revs. William SHEWMAN, Howard McFADDEN and Sam FLEMING officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, after  2 p.m. today, and on Wednesday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Salem Christian Church.

 

Inez E. Tate

Inez Elizabeth TATE, 85, Mexico, died Monday in Atlanta, Ga.  Arrangements are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Esther Armstrong

Esther ARMSTRONG, 71, Rt. 1, Winamac, died at 6:04 a.m. Sunday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

She was born April 4, 1913 in Starke County to Samuel Ernest and Alice TUNIS SAINE.  She was married April 24, 1929 in Winamac to Norman ARMSTRONG, who survives.  She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Winamac.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Dorothy EASTERDAY, Rochester two sons, Ernest [ARMSTRONG], Kewanna, and Ralph [ARMSTRONG], Winamac; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren seven sisters, Ethel WALLACE, Anderson; Hazel DePOY, Bourbon; Mamie HARRISON, Rochester Mildred CLINE, Middetown; Della ROLLER, Ridgecrest, Calif. Patsy SHINE, Newport, Ore., and Shirley CLARK, Miami, Ariz., and two brothers, Ernest [SAINE] Jr., Fort Wayne, and Kenneth [SAINE], Argos. A sister and three grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peters Catholic Church, Winamac, with the Rev. Albert REED officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, from 2 to 9 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Margaret A. Davis

Margaret A. DAVIS, 75, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 1:44 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital, following a four-year illness.

She was born Sept. 5, 1908 in Culver to Dell and Tessie BIGGS CALHOUN.  She lived most of her life in this area.  She was married Dec. 2, 1968 in Clinton, Va. to Robert E. DAVIS, who survives.

Surviving with the husband is a brother, Charles [CALHOUN], Crown Point.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Russ WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Wednesday, September 5, 1984

 

Inez E. Tate

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for Inez Elizabeth TATE, 85, Mexico, who died at 12:30 a.m. Monday in Gwinnett Community Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.

The Rev. Phillip LUTZ will officiate, and burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Born July 18, 1899 at Twelve Mile to John and Mamie MORRIS TEEL, she was married April 14, 1920 in Mexico to Arthur Henry TATE, who died March 20, 1981.  She was associatyed with her husband from 1920-62 with Tate Orchard at Mexico.  She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Mexico Jolly Timers and the Jefferson Township Town and Country Home Extension Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roger B. (Carol) ARGERHUFF, Rt. 2, Peru, and Dallas HARTER, Mexico; a son, Larry A. AUSTIN, Texas; six grandchildren; a great-grandson, and four sisters, Ruth McGEE and Florence TEEL, both of Santa Clara, Calif., and Mary and Dessie TEEL, both of Fort Wayne.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

 

Effie Thrush

Effie THRUSH, 98, Marion, formerly of Rochester, died this morning in Marion.  Arrangements are pending at the Rybolt Funeral Home at Swayzee.

 

Thursday, September 6, 1984

 

Effie Thrush

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in he Flinn Memorial Home Chapel, 614 W. 14th St., Marion, for Effie M. THRUSH, 98, Flinn Memorial Home and formerly of Rochester, who died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday in Marion General Hospital.

The Rev. George MICHEL will officiate, and graveside services will be at noon Friday in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel for an hour before services.  Arrangements are handled by the Rybolt Funeral Home, Swayzee.

She was born May 14, 1886 to Dwelley and Ann SMITH BAILEY.  She was married to Milo THRUSH, who preceded her in death.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, and moved from Rochester to the Flinn Memorial Home 14 years ago.
Robert L. Kinsey

Robert L. KINSEY, 74, of 108 N. Franklin St., Mentone, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health several years.

He was born Jan. 12, 1910 in Providence, R.I. to Frances E. and Martha CATTELL KINSEY.  He was married Aug. 19, 1944 in New Orleas, La. to Louise PAULUS, who survives.  He had served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the Pacific Theatre.  A graduate of Brown University and Harvard School of aw, he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Upsilon fraternities.

Surviving with the wife are a brother, Kenneth [KINSEY], Warwick, R.I., and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Following cremation, burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Mentone Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Heart Fund.

 

Mary A. Fennewald

Mary A. FENNEWALD, 73, of 11052 Old U.S. 31, Plymouth, was dead on arrival at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday at the Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She had suffered an unexpected heart attack at home.

She was born July 6, 1911 in Chicago to Stephan and Anna VEPE.  She lived in the Plymouth and Hamlet areas the past 38 years after moving from Chicago.  She was married Feb. 18, 1937 in Chicago to Glenn FENNEWALD, who survives.

Surviving with he husband are a daughter, June FENNEWALD, New York, N.Y.; a son, LeRoy [FENNEWALD], Glendale Heights, Ill. seven grandchildren, and a brother, Louis [VEPE], address unknown.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard N. OHLEMACHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, September 7, 1984

 

Hazel Beman

Hazel LEITER BEMAN, 88, formerly of Leiters Ford and Rochester, died Aug. 31 at her son’s home in Sunnyvale, Calif.

She was born Aug. 7, 1896 in Leiters Ford to Ulysses Hadley and Clara CAMPBELL LEITER.  She was married to Lynn BEMAN, who died in 1963.  In California, she was a member of he Foothills Congregational Church.

Surviving are a son, Anson [BEMAN], Sunnyvale; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A sister, Florence LEITER, and a brother, Bert [LEITER], both of Rochester, preceded in death.

Private graveside rites will be conducted Monday at the Leiters Ford Cemetery with the Rev. Robert HANSON officiating.  Arrangements are handled by the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Memorials may by made to the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.
Pauline B. Drudge

Pauline B. DRUDGE, 75, Rt. 4, Warsaw, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

She was born Nov. 7, 1908 in Warsaw to William and Della HOFFER POOR.  She moved from Akron to Rt. 4, Warsaw 26 years ago.  She was married March 3, 1933 in Plymouth to Omer  DRUDGE, who died September 1958.  She had been a teacher at Goshen, Atwood, Akron, in York Township and at Macy. A graduate of Manchester College, she was a 1969 graduate of Grace College.  She was a member of the Kosciusko County Retired Teachers, Indiana State Teachers Association, Kosciusko County Historical Society, Anthony Nigo chapter D.A.R., and the Pleasant View Bible Church at Warsaw.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Martha L.) SHIREMAN, Akron, and Mrs. James (Mary K.) RANDALL, Warsaw; and six grandchildren, Gregory SHIREMAN, Arligton Heights, Ill.; Mark SHIREMAN, Mayfield Heights, Ohio; Paula SHIREMAN, Purdue University, and Hunter, Eric ad Shanna RANDALL, all of Warsaw.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Ivan FRENCH officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, September 8, 1984

 

Dortha M. Zartman

Dortha M. ZARTMAN, 70, of 218 Fulton Ave., died at 12:05 p.m. Friday at her home.  She had been in failing health for nine months.

She was born June 5, 1914 in Rockport.  She was married May 3, 1942 in Paris, Tenn., to Donald M. ZARTMAN, who survives.  She was a homemaker, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, #376, Fulton, and had lived most of her life in Cass and Fulton counties.

Surviving besides her husband are a half-sister, Mrs. Helen ROSEHAUN, Delphi.  A son, Robert [ZARTMAN], and a half-sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  The Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m.

 

Cecil L. Miller

Cecil Louise MILLER, 43, Amboy, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, from injuries she received from an automobile accident Aug. 17.

She was born June 28, 1941 in Macy to Merle Leon KELLEY and  Francis Lavon (CHAPIN) DRABENSTOTT.  She was married in Octoer of 1976 in Kokomo to Oba Jay MILLER, who survives.  She was a former Rochester resident and was self employed as an upholsterer.

Surviving with her husband are three children, Ward, Teresa and Michael STUCKER, all of Amboy; her mother, Rocheser; a brother, Francis KELLEY, Warsaw; a grandmother, Sarah CHAPIN, Rocheser; three stepchildren, Amy, Teresa and Edgar MILLER, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements are pending at Laird Funeral Home, Amboy.
Monday, September 10, 1984

 

Robert J. Scheid

Robert J. SCHEID, 76, Rt. 7, Rochester, (Lake Manitou), died at 11:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Cecil L. Miller

Cecil L. MILLER, 43, Rt. 1, Amboy, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been admitted Aug. 17 following an auto accident.  She was born June 28, 1941 in Macy to Merle and Frances CHAPIN KELLEY.  She was married Oct. 16, 1975 in the Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church to Oba Jay MILLER, who survives.  She did upholstery work in her home.

Surviving with the husband are the mother, Frances DRABENSTATT, Rochester; the grandmother, Sarah CHAPIN, Rochester; two sons, Ward and Michael STUCKER, and a daughter, Teresa STUCKER, all at home; two step-daughters, Teresa LEWIS, Monticallo, and Amy ALBIN, Ovalo, Texas; a step-son, Elder MILLER, Kokomo and a brother Francis [KELLEY], Warsaw.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Laird Funeral Home, North Main Street, Amboy, with the Rev. George WEISTER officiating.  Cremation will follow and interment will be in the Christner Cemetery, Rt. 4, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Maconaquah Marching Band, or to the Life Line Helicopter Service.

 

Tuesday, September 11, 1984

 

Robert J. Scheid

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home here for Robert J. SCHEID, 76, Lake Manitou, who died of cancer Monday at 10:55 a.m. in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks.  He was in ill health for 18 months, seriously the past two months.  The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday an hour prior to services.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center or to charity of choice.

Mr. Scheid retired in 1955 with the closing of the Rochester Canning Co. plant, which he had operated in partnership with Ben and John VERNON since 1947.  The firm was purchased by his father and uncle in 1923 and he first became associatd with its packing of peas and sweet corn in 1930.  At the peak of the canning season the plant, located on N. Fulton Ave. at the railroad, employed 125 persons.  Born May 11, 1908, in Eaton, O., he was the son of Reuben J. and Mayme RINEHART SCHEID.  His marriage was June 30, 1941, in Rochester to Vivian J. THRUSH, who died Sept. 28, 1980.  An alumnus of Ohio State University, he was a 50-year member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason, belonged to the South Bend Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Elks and Moose lodges and Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Marguerite COPLEN, Rochester; a niece, Mrs.Thomas (Susan) HESS, Topeka, Kan.; two nephews, William COPLEN, Rochester, and James E. COPLEN, Decorah, Ia.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Betty JENKINS, Rochester, and Mrs. Shirley ANDERSON, Logansport, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lela THRUSH, North Manchester.


 

Wednesday, September 12, 1984

 

Robert J. Scheid

Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 o’clock tonight at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Robert J. SCHEID, 76, Lake Manitou, who died of cancer at 10:55 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

Services for Mr. Scheid will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and for an hour before services on Thursday.

 

Thursday, September 13, 1984

 

Mildred Kramer Shoemaker

Mildred KRAMER SHOEMAKER, 79, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  She had been in failing health the past year.

She was born May 6, 1905 to Ed and Bessie BYBEE LOWE in Fulton County,  where she had lived the past 40 years.  She was married March 12, 1977 in Talma to R. Wayne SHOEMAKER, who survives.  She was a reetired garment factory worker and a member of the First Christian Church.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Bessie “Jerry” NOLAN, Galveston, Texas, and Mrs. George (Vera) HARPER, Rt. 1, Rochester; three sons, Nolan LEWIS, Hillsboro, Ore.; Paul LEWIS, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Bob KRAMER, Rochester; a step-daughter, Elizabeth BRADLEY, Las Vegas, Nev.; a step-son, Joseph W. SHOEMAKER, San Antonio, Texas; twenty-nine grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and four sisters, Mrs. Herman (Edith) ALBER, Melva SANDERS, Mrs. Harry (Maxine) SAYGER and Mrs. Roy (Betty) GLENTZER, all of Rochester.  Preceding in death were two sons, Leonard and John LEWIS, two grandsons, a sister and a brother.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, September 14, 1984

 

Bessie B. Baker

Bessie Blanche BAKER, 90, Rt. 1, Royal Center, died at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Wednesday at 8:20 p.m.

She was born Nov. 19, 1893 in Grass Creek to Asa J. and Odessa Maude KUMLER MURRAY.  She was married to Earl H. BAKER Sept. 4, 1913 in Grass Creek.  She was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church, the Ladies Aid of the church and the Boone Township Extension Homemakers Club.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Forrest M. [BAKER], Rt. 1, Kewanna, and Dale A. [BAKER], Rt. 1, Royal Center; two daughters, Thelma O. McVAY, Piedmont, Mo., and Helen M. BONNELL, Rt. 1, Star City; twenty-one grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren,and four great-great-grandchildren.  Three brothers, three sisters and a son preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Royal Center with the Rev. Ron MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to charity or the Grass Creek United Methodist Church WSCS.


 

Saturday, September 15, 1984

 

Rhoda Loughman

Rhoda LOUGHMAN, 86, Roann, a native of Fulton County, died at her home Friday morning.  She was born June 23, 1898 to John Alexander and Mary BARNES WIDEMAN and had lived in Roann for 48 years.  She was married Jan. 2, 1919 to Albert LOUGHMAN, who died June 19, 1984.  She was a member of the Roann United Methodist church and the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are a son, Cecil LOUGHMAN, Laketo; three daughters, Hattie KINIOLA, Knox; Doris Ruth DEAL, Wabash, and Irene NICKELL, Logansport; a sister, Lula RILEY, Rochester; a half-sister, Grace WILLIAMS, Rochester; four brothers, Clayton WIDEMAN, North Grove, Iowa; Joseph WIDEMAN, Kendallville, and Edward and Home WIDEMAN, both of Akron; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Grandstaff Funeral Home at Roann and burial will be in the Roann Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Bessie A. Mollencopf

Bessie A. MOLLENCOPF, 96, Mansfield, Ohio, died at Mansfield Memorial Home Thursday evening.  Born May 18, 1888 in Richland County, Ohio, to Robert and Sally BURKERT RATHBURN, she married John F. MOLLENCOPF.  She belonged to he First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include step-daugher Ruby WOOLINGTON, Kewanna; twenty-two grandchildren; sixty-four great-grandchildrn, and thirty-one great-great-grandchildren.  Four grandchildrn preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna, with Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Wappner Funeral Home, Mnsfield.  Local arrangements by Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Monday, September 17, 1984

 

Mildred Kramer Shoemaker

Services were today in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester for Mildred KRAMER SHOEMAKER, 79, Rt. 5, Rochester, who died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  She had been in failing health the past year.

The Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiated, and burial was in the Athens Cemetery.

She was born May 6, 1905 to Ed and Bessie BYBEE LOWE in Fulton County, where she had lived the past 40 years.  She was married March 12, 1977 in Talma to R. Wayne SHOEMAKER, who survives.  She was a retired garment factory worker and a member of the First Christian Church.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Betty HUTCHISON, Tippecanoe; Bessie “Jerry” NOLAN, Galveston, Texas, and Mrs. George (Vera) HARPER, Rt. 1, Rochester; three sons, Nolan LEWIS, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Bob KRAMER, Rochester; a step-daughter, Elizabeth BRADLDY, Las Vegas, Nev.; a step-son, Joseph W. SHOEMAKER, San Antonio, Texas; twenty-nine grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and four sisters, Mrs. Herman (Edith) ALBER, Melva SANDERS, Mrs. Harry (Maxine) SAYGER and Mrs. Roy (Betty) GLENTZER, all of Rochester.  Preceding in death were two sons, Leonard and John LEWIS, two grandsons, a sister and a brother.


 

Winifred Hartman

Winifred “Winnie” HARTMAN, 63, of 722 W. Adams St., Plymouth, died at           6:10 a.m .Saturday in South Bend Memorial Hospital, following a three-month illness.

She was born Sept. 29, 1920 in Knox to Dewey and Mary RANSBOTOM McDONALD.  She moved from the Rutland community to Plymouth 34 years ago.  She was married Dec. 18, 1937 in Plymouth to Robert HARTMAN, who survives.  She was a member of he Sunrise Chapel, Plymouth Moose Auxiliary and Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Mary Kay) FIGG, Plymouth, and Mrs. Albert (Betty Ann) KEPLER, Michigan City; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie GARLAND, Tippecanoe, and Eva GARLAND, Rocheser, and a brother, Larry [McDONALD], Big Springs, Texas.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Burial will be in the Burr Oak Cemetery.  Friends may call fom 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from       9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 1984

 

David E. Enyart

David E. ENYART, 35, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at his residence early Monday of an apparent self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.

County police were notified at 2:13 p.m. Monday by Jon BURNS that Enyart’s body was lyng in the yard at Enyart’s residence at Old U.S. 31 and County Road 450 South.  Burns told police he had gone to visit Enyart, who lived alone.

The cause of death hasn’t been determined officially by the coroner’s office and county police.

Mr. Enyart was born March 3, 1949 in Marshall County to Wilbur and Phyllis MATHIAS ENYART, who survive. He had lived his entire life in this area.  He was employed at Lobdell-Emery Manufacturing Co., Argos.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Mrs. Clifford (Nelda) MIKESELL, Rochester a niece, Nelann MIKESELL; a nephew, Luke MIKESELL, and aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russ WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, September 19, 1984

 

[no obits]
Thursday, September 20, 1984

 

Gertrude L. Holland

Gertrude L. HOLLAND, 82, of 929 Jackson Blvd., died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Bremen Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 17, 1902 in Wayne Township to John Robert and Mary Elizabeth HARRIGAN McLOCHIN.  She was a lifelong resident of this area.  She was married Aug. 13, 1932 in Kewanna to Lawrence E. “Red” HOLLAND, who died July 9, 1973.  She was a retired elementary school teacher, an AARP official, and a member of the Senior Citizens Club, “31” Club, Fulton County Democratic-Women’s Club, the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are five daughters, Linda SINGH, Austin, Texas; Mrs. Thomas (Jean) RUST, Converse; Mrs. Wayne (Mary) ALBER and Mrs. Stanley (Rosalee) POLLARD, both of Bremen, and Mrs. Byron (Margaret) THOMPSON, Warren; eleven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Eleven brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester from 2 to 8 p.m.Friday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Leo Draper

Leo “L.J.” DRAPER, 82, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday in Home Hospital, Lafayette, following a three-year illness.

He was born April 26, 1902 near Delphi to George and Susie MIKESELL DRAPER.  He moved from Carroll County to this area 29 years ago.  He was married Jan. 1, 1925 in Delphi to Felicia COPPOCK, who died April 17, 1980.  He had been engaged in farming and trucking, and was retired from Sealed Power Corp.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Beth) ORDIWAY, Delphi, and Mrs. Howard (Jo Linda) KERR, Akron; four sons, Dean [DRAPER], Delphi; Don [DRAPER], Pittsburg; Robert [DRAPER], Rt. 3, Rochester, and Kenneth [DRAPER], Attica; seventeen grandchildren, and two sisters, Faye TRACHT, Columbus, and Mrs. David (Joy) BARNHART, Churubusco.  A sister, Gladys [DRAPER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in he Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the Morning Heights Cemetery near Delphi.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, September 21, 1984

 

[no obits]
Monday, September 22, 1984

 

Erie Racer

Erie RACER, 83, of 207 1/2 S. Main St., Montpelier, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday in Blackford County Hospital.

She was born Aug.6, 1901 in Kirklin to Victor and Hettie PURSIFULL.  Her husband, Maurice “Jack” RACER, died May 15, 1983.  She was a partner in the operation of Racer’s Bakery in Montpelier, and was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority, Rebekah Lodge and the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, William M. [RACER] Rochester a daugher, Mrs. Tom (Betsy) PARKER, Fort Wayne; a sister, Ellen DUNLAP, Eaton; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Walker Fueral Home, Montpelier, with the Rev. Craig MURRAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery, Montpelier.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, September 24, 1984

 

Arthur “Lloyd” Wissinger

Arthur “Lloyd” WISSINGER, 86, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in Caylor-Nickel Clinic Bluffton.

He was born April 30, 1898 in Onward to John and Sophia TILLIT WISSINGER.  He was married May 20, 1917 to Carrie DAVIS, who preceded in death.  On Dec. 18, 1943, he was married to Lucy GLASSBURN RAMER, who died May 19, 1984.  He was a retired tool and die maker for Triplex Corporation, and was a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges.  He was a member of the Bloomfield Brethren Church, and attended the Psychic Science Spiritualist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Ruth DOUGLAS, Pompano Beach, Fla., and Kathryn AIKMAN, Mrs. Ray (Evelyn) YODER, all of Peru; a step-daughter, Mrs. Carter (Willadean) FISHER, and a step-son, Harold RAMER, both of Peru; a sister, Sylvia ROCKWELL, Mexico; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Santa Fe Cemetery, Santa Fe, with Jerry SALTSMAN officiating.  Friends may call at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Bess M Anness Norris

Bess M. ANNESS NORRIS, 92, a nine-year resident of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 7:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill several years.

She was born Sept. 12, 1892 in Oxford, Ohio to Jasper and Sarah INGRAM FORTNER.  She moved here from Miami Couny nine years ago.  She was married Feb. 26, 1916 to William D. ANNESS, who died Nov. 25, 1940.  In 1941, she was married to Jacob L. NORRIS, who preceded in death.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth F. ANNESS, Rochester, and William K. ANNESS, Convent Station, N.J., and four grandchildren.  Four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Private family services will be conducted by the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Tuesday, September 25, 1984

 

Sarah L. Miller

Sarah LaVirgia MILLER, 92, Huntington, formerly of Fulton County, died at 12:08 a.m. Monday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Huntington.

She was born Sept. 13, 1892 in Miami County, Ohio, to John and Hettie DEETER DUNN.  She was married to Edgar MILLER on March 4, 1916 in Piqua, Ohio.  He died July 16, 1961.

Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn FLETCHER, Elkhart, and Mary WEIR, Huntingto; a son, Edgar [MILLER], Grand Bay, Ala.; te grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; three sistrs Opal PATTY, Pleasant Hill, Ohio; Grace DINSMORE, Brookville, Ohio, and Evelyn JACOBSON, Dayton, Ohio; a step-sister, Ruby WYEN, ropwood, Ohio and two step-brothers, Floyd MILLER, Piqua, Ohio, and Ralph MILLER, BAkersville, N.C.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in he Bridges-Stocker uneral Home in Covington, Ohio.  Burial will be in Highland Cemetery at Covington.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Huntington County Cancer Society.

 

Wednesday, September 26, 1984

 

Clifford E. Hart

Clifford E. HART, 84, of 1608 Sunset Court, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital of a sudden coronary attack.

He was born July 18, 1900 in Harrisburg, Pa., to John and Jenny HART.  He was married to Mabel BOWMAN on June 10, 1926 in Coshocton, Ohio.  He was a retired sales representtive and had lived here for 15 years, coming from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Survivng with the wife are a son, Eugene E. HART, Rochester; three grandchildren, Mrs. Tony (Gretchen) WALTER, Rochester, and Cathy and Richard KLESSIG.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Carol KLESSIG, Bay City, Mich., and a grandson, Chris HART.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and on Friday morning.  Burial will be in the Citizen’s Cemetery, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Trainng Center.
Thursday, September 27, 1984

 

Curt Bailey

Curt BAILEY, 61, of 527 E. Ninth St., died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at his home.  He had been in failing health four years.

He was born Nov. 29, 1922 to Fred and Dosha BLAIR BAILEY in Paintsville, Ky., where he lived until moving here 40 yers ago.  He was married Aug. 1, 1942 in Paintsville to Audrey Lee BROWN, who survives.  He was a 36-year employee of Sealed Power Corp.  During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Patricia ATCHLEY and Pamela BAILEY, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Todd (Kimberly) SPRINGER, Kokomo; six sons, Roger [BAILEY], Akron, and Thomas, Charles, Joseph, Sheldon and Douglas [BAILEY], all of Rochester; eight grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Bruce (Dorothy) CAUDILL, Indianapolis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald E. MILLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, September 28, 1984

 

Evelyn Byers

Evelyn BYERS, 69, of 1230 W. Harrison St., Plymouth, died at 8:54 a.m. Thursday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, after an exrtended illness.

She was born Feb. 4, 1915 in Limon, Colo., to Frank and Erma TRUMP HARDESTY.  She was married July 28, 1935 in Coldwater, Mich., to Charles D. BYERS, who survives.  She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Plymouth.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Jimmy D. [BYERS], Westville; Teddy A. [BYERS], South Bend, and Charles E. [BYERS], Plymouth; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; seven sisters, Zepha SWANDER, Hebron; Audrey STEPHENSON, Knox; Madeleine SENFF, Genoa, Ill; Corriene MECHLING, Tippecanoe; Eileen HIGHT, South Bend; Karen HEILMAN, Mentone, and Kathy HILTON, Argos; two brothers, Frank [HARDESTY], Mentone, and Keith [HARDESTY], Washington state, and the step-mother, Betty HARDESTY, Argos.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from    9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Lorraine M. Wisely

Lorraine M. WISELY, 47, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 10:44 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial Hospital after a four-month illness.  She was born March 5, 1937 in New York, N.Y. to Henry and Martha BOYD VOGT.  She moved here from Chesterton in 1968.  On July 5, 1980, she was married to Earl WISELY, who survives.  She was employed the past 10 years as a teller at First Federal Savings and Loan Association.

Surviving with the husband are four sons, Leland and Michael STERRY and Mark WISELY, all of Dallas, Texas, and David WISELY, Culver.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.Saturday, and on Sunday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Society.  Cremation will take place.


 

Saturday, Sepember 29, 1984

 

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Tuesday, October 1, 1984

 

Gerald Zehner

Gerald E. ZEHNER, 58, of 10355 St. Rd. 10, Argos, died at noon Saturday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 23, 1926 in Marshall County to Earl and Artie WOOLDRIDGE ZEHNER.  He was married May 28, 1950 in Argos to Dorothy WAGONER, who survives.  He was a mechanic, and was employed by the Plymouth Fertilizer Co.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Plymouth Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Laura ZEHNER, Apple Valley, Minn.; Karen McGUIRE, Orlando, Fla.; and Lisa and Joy [ZEHNER], both at home; a son, Mark [ZEHNER], Hollywood, Md.; a sister, Doris EMMONS, Plymouth, and a brother, Robert [ZEHNER], South Bend.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Harley McCrosky

Harley McCROSKY, 97, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday at his home.  He had been in failing health four years.

He was born July 31, 1887 in Rochester Township to Lewis and Nancy P. WILLIAMS McCROSKY and was a lifetime resident of Liberty Township.  He was married Dec. 4, 1908 in Rochester to Birdella MOGLE, who died Feb. 27, 1952.  On Nov. 25, 1958, he was married in Burket to Lena ADAMS, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and attended the Fulton Baptist Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Gerald [McCROSKY], Rt. 6, Rochester; a grandson, Dr. Don McCROSKY, Waterloo, Ill.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jan (Julia) BAAS, Berthoud, Colo., and five great-grandchildre.  Six brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Revs. David PRICE and Edward OWENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Tuesday, October 2, 1984

 

Ruth M. Peebles

Word has been received here of the death Sept. 23 in the Carlisle Nursing Home at South Bend of Ruth Mae PEEBLES, 89, a native of Talma.  Services were held Sept. 25, at Mentone with burial in the Mentone Cemetery.

Born April 27, 1895, she was a past matron of the Mentone Order of Eastern Star and a member of the First Baptist Church in Warsaw.

Surviving are a son, Martin ERNSBERGER, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


 

Violet R. Miller

Violet Rose “Vi” MILLER, 65, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 1:20 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born May 11, 1919 in Chicago, Ill., to William and Sally May SMITH WEHR.  She moved here 37 years ago from Mulberry.  On April 27, 1942 in St. Louis, Mo., she was married to Richard N. MILLER, who died Dec. 24, 1975.  She was retired from the Torin Corporation and was a member of the Women of the Moose.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William (Sondra) BRUNNER, Mira Loma, Calif.; Mrs. James (Cheryle) MATTOX, Peru; Mrs. Robert (Nancy) WONDERS, San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Jerry (Linda) RINGE, Rochester; two sons, Charles E. and Richard [MILLER] Jr., both of Rochester; fifteen grandchildren; three great-randchildren, and a sister, Lu COYNER, Lafayette.  A brother, a sister and a grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

 

Oliver Hall

Oliver HALL, 88, Dry Creek Road, Clearfield, Ky., died Friday in the Life Care Center, Morehead, Ky.

He was born March 18, 1896 in Rowan County, Ky., to George W. and Nancy A. QUESINBERRY HALL. He was married to Vesta Mae PETITT, who survives.  He was a 20-year employee of the Lee Clay Products Company and a 20-year employee of the Litchfield Creamery,Warsaw.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Earl Clayton [HALL], Rochester, and Arthur Edward [HALL], Bay Saint Louis, Miss.; two brothers, Howard [HALL], Clearfield, Ky., and Harlan [HALL], Wabash; two sisters, Laura LAMBERT, Clearfield, Ky., and Florence PETITT, Ellington, Fla.; nne grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Services were Monday in the Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals MemorialChapel, Morehead, Ky., with the Rev. Ted GREENE officiating.  Burial was im the Clearfield Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, October 3, 1984

 

Irma M. Hall

Irma M. HALL, 78, of 209 S. First St., Argos, died at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Earl G. Swartz

Earl G. SWARTZ, 58, Rt., 2, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been seriously ill a week.

He was born Aug. 14, 1926 in Rensselaer to Ray and Edith SHOGREN SWARTZ.  On Nov. 23, 1947, he was married in Logansport to Mary Jean FETROW, who survives.  He lived most of his married life in the Akron area.  He was employed by Miller Lumber Company, Silver Lake.  Before that, he had worked for Franger Gas at Akron.  During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Linda M. SWARTZ, and a son, Michael [SWARTZ], both of Indianapolis; six step-grandchildren; and three brothers, Edray [SWARTZ], Slagler Beach, Fla.; Melvin [SWARTZ], Chili, and Clare [SWARTZ], Walton.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday

 

Edna L. Gottschalk

Edna L. GOTTSCHALK, 81, of 926 Jackson Blvd., died at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health six years.

She was born Sept. 20, 1903 in Miami County to William A. and Narpha G. DEWALD LOCKWOOD, and was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Miami counties.  On Nov. 21, 1936 in Miami County, she was married to Charles E. GOTTSCHALK, who died June 15, 1974.  She was a retired teacher who had taught at Kewanna, Fulton, Royal Center and Grass Creek schools.  She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church, the Green Oak Club, RSVP and the National Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Betty) CARR, Plymouth, and Nancy Ellen HICKS, Freeport, Fla.; nieces, nephews, an uncle and an aunt.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens Bus Fund.

 

Frances C. Johnson

Frances C. JOHNSON, 61, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 11 p.m. Monday at her home.  She had been in failing health three years.

She was born Sept. 3, 1923 near Culver to Herman and Fern EASTERDAY YOUNG.  She was married Feb. 22, 1948 in Leiters Ford to Lowell E. JOHNSON, who died in 1979.  She was a lifetime area resident, and was a member of the Monterey United Methodist church and the Unitd Methodist Women’s Society of the church.

Surviving are a son, Douglas E. [JOHNSON], Rt. 1, Culver; a grandson, Joshua Bo JOHNSON, Rt. 1, Culver, and a brother, Gerald [YOUNG], Plymouth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Monterey United Methodist Church.
Pansy L. Hay

Pansy Louise HAY, 81, Denver, died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born March 26, 1903 in Deedsville to Oscar A. and Essie GRIFFIN MOODY.  She was married Dec. 1, 1923 in Benton Harbor, Mich., to Norman L. HAY, who survives.  She was a member of the Denvr Baptist Church and the Missionary Society.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Barbara CLICK, Denver, and Eileen ROEMBKE, Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  A grandson, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Thursday, October 4, 1984

 

Leslie C. House

Leslie C. HOUSE, 68, Kewanna, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Dec. 9, 1915 in Shandon, Ohio to George and Lillian KELL HOUSE.  On Nov. 23, 1941 in Kewanna, he was married to Alice GARNER who survives.  He was a retired crpenter and a World War II Army veteran.  He was a member of the Rochester United Pentecostal Church and was a lifetime member of the Kewanna VFW and the National Muzzleloading Association in Friendschip, Ind.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Gary C. [HOUSE], South Bend, and a brother, Dean [HOUSE], Elkhart.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Paul M. CECRLE officiating.  Military graveside rites will be conducted at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Friday from     7:30 a.m. until time of services.

 

Irma M. Hall

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Irma M. HALL, 78, of 209 S. First St., Argos, who died at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Charles BLOOMER will officiate, and burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

She was born April 9, 1906 in Starke County to Serenus and Viola SPRAGUE GEISELMAN.  In 1943, she moved from Wanatah to Argos.  She was married Feb. 22, 1932 in Knox to Paul D. HALL, who died April 20, 1977.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy HALL ALLISS, Westminister, Calif.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Russell [GEISELMAN], Peru.  a daughter, Jeanette KING, preceded in death.
Friday, October 5, 1984 to Saturday, October 6, 1984

 

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Monday, October 8, 1984

 

Otto H. Blacketor

Otto H. BLACKETOR, 74, of 1105 Rochester Blvd., died at 10:50 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Violet L. Redinger

Mrs. Lloyd (Violet L.) REDINGER, 77, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 8:50 a.m. today in the Rochester Nursing Home.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Louise Zellers Collins

Louise ZELLERS COLLINS, 87, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday in her home.

She was born July 18, 1897 in Kewanna to John and Elizabeth FELDER GORSELINE.  She lived most of her life in the Kewanna and Rochester communities.  She first was married to Murlen ZELLERS, who prceded in death.  She later married Clyde S. COLLINS, who also preceded in death.  She had attended Valparaiso University, and had taught at the Russell School at Fulton.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George (Evelyn) MILLER, Greenville, N.C., and Mrs. Harvey (Betty) SMITH, Macy; three sons, Fred [ZELLERS], Rt. 6, Rochester; Louis E. [ZELLERS], Modesto, Calif., and Phillip L. [ZELLERS], Manassas, Va.; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-sons, James and Joseph COLLINS, both of Kewanna; several step-gandchildren; a sister, Doris BOOSE, Vancouver, Wash., and a brother, Robert [GORSELINE], Peru.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Public Library.

 

Susie E. Bugby

Susie B. BUGBY, 85, Kewanna, died at 10:05 a.m. Saturday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 8, 1898 in Marion to William H. and Lucinda HIZER McLOCHLIN. She was married Jan. 19, 1921 in Kewanna to Lloyal BUGBY, who survives.  She had assisted her husband in a Logansport shoe repair business for 45 years.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kewanna, the Rosary Society of the church, and the Logansport Daughters of  Isabella.

Surviving with the husband is a cousin.  A son and a sister preceded in death.

Services were at 10 a.m. today in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kewanna with Father Cornelius J. KELLY officiating.  Burial was in St. Ann’s Cemetery.  Arrangements were handled by the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.


 

Virgil K. Emry

Virgil K. “Red” EMRY, 74, of 1319 S. Armstrong St., Kokomo, formerly of Rocheser, died at 5:27 a.m. today in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born March 6, 1910 in Cass County to John and Hazel CONWELL EMRY.  He was married in 1956 to Gertrude BEATTY, who died in 1982.  He was a retired carpenter, and was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church, American Legion, Eagles Lodge and Lions Club.

Surviving are four daughters, Phyllis CONRAD and Wuanita ERICKSON, both of Kokomo; Laura KEITH, Walton, and Noreen LIDY, Galveston; three sons, William [EMRY], Morris, Ill.; John [EMRY], Kokomo, and Curtis [EMRY], Galveston; a sister, Rhea BENSON, Kokomo; twenty-five grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, October 9, 1984

 

Ola P. Bevington

Ola P. BEVINGTON, 79, East Bishop Street, Walton, formerly of Rt. 1, Galveston, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday n Burlington Clinic, Kokomo.

She was born Aug. 3, 1905 in Fulton County to Earl and Bertha MULLINS McCROSKEY.  She was married in 1925 infulton to Ralph BEVINGTON, who died Dec. 2, 1959.  She was a member of the Walton Christian Church, the Ladies Aid Society of the church, and was a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years at the Walton Christian Church and at the Otterien Church.  She was a past member of the Walton Literary Club and Farm Bureau.

Surviving are twin sons, Raymond E. [BEVINGTON], Rt. 2, Russiaville, and Robert B. [BEVINGTON], Indianapolis; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Randall [McCROSKEY], Fulton, and Lloyd [McCROSKEY], Peru.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wedesday in the Walton Christian Churh with the Rev. Ken MARSH officiating.  Burial will be in the Galveston Cemetery.  Friends may call from              5 to 9 p.m. today at the Wolf-Hartzler Funeral Home, Walton, and on Wednesday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Russell B. Brower

Russell Bryan BROWER, 77, Mexico, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday as a result of an auto accident in Kokomo.

He was born May 19, 1907 in Cass County to Franklin Willard and Myrtle Dora DILLMAN BROWER.  He was married Nov. 25, 1937 in Union Township, Miami County, to Josephine HUNTER, who survives.  He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Wavalyn WILLIAMS, Kokomo; a son, Darrell [BROWER], Grabill, and four grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Phillip LUTZ and Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Violet L. Redinger

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Violet L. REDNGER, 77, Rt. 1, Box 57, Rochester, who died at 8:50 a.m. Monday in the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been a patient one year.  She had been in failing health five years.

The Rev. C.J. MOWRER will officiate, and burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from      9 a.m. until time of services.

She was born Nov. 19, 1906 in Kokomo to Edward F. and Bessie N. GUESS SWEANY, and had lived most of her life in this aresa.  She was married Oct. 25, 1941 in Logansport to Lloyd REDINGER, who survives.  She was a member of the RSVP.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Woody (Wilma) McGLOTHIN, Leiters Ford; a son, Dean SHEPHERD, Rt. 3, Rochester; five grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marie HAGERMAN and Mrs. Walter (Agnes) GATES, both of Leitrs Ford; Mrs. John (Betty) HALL, Logansport, and Mrs. Walter (Helen) EASTERAY, Rt. 1, Rochester; and two brothers, Douglas and Melvin [SWEANY], both of Rochester.  A son, Edward [REDINGER], a sister and five brothers preceded in death.

 

Brent Heckathorn

Brent HECKATHORN, 19, of 1114 Sunset Drive, Celina, Ohio, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday as the result of a car accident at St. Rd. 118 and Tama Road, Celina.

He was born Feb. 26, 1965 in Rochester to Fred and Merlee SMOKER HECKATHORN, who survive.  He was a 1983 graduate of Celina High School, where he had been on the wrestling team.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Celina, and was a service manager at Coast to Coast Hardware Store in Van Wert, Ohio.

Surviving with the parents are four sisters, Mrs. Kenny (Robin) HAWKEY, New Brunswich, N.J., and Traci, Penny and Kendra [HECKATHORN], all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth HECKATHORN, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Doin SMOKER, Akron, and the maternal great-grandmother, Hazel SMITH, Warsaw.  A brother died in infancy.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. EDT (12:30 p.m. EST) in the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Celina, Ohio, with the Rev. John WHITAKER officiating.  The place of burial has not been determined.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. EDT (1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. EST) Wednesday at the Stein and Lehman Funeral Home in Celina, and at the church for an hour before services.
Otto H. Blacketor

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Otto H. BLACKETOR, 74, formerly of 1105 Jackson Blvd., who died at 10:50 a.m. Monday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  He had been in failing health three years.

The Rev. Fred KUEBLER will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist church or to the Manitou Training Center.

He was born Dec. 19, 1909 near Fulton to Seymour and Anna WOLF BLACKETOR.  He returned to this area in 1975 after living in Allen Park, Mich. from 1950-75.  He was married Oct. 25, 1947 in Elkhart to Joan MYERS, who survives.  He retired in 1972 from Transcon Motor Freight Co., and was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are four sisters, Mrs. Glen (Delores) McGREW, Fulton; Ethel BLACKETOR, Rochester Mrs. Paul (Bonnie) DAVIS, Aurora, Ill., and Mrs. Cecil (Bernice) RHODES, Athens; a brother, Hugh Robert [BLACKETOR], Medford, Ore.; two nieces, five nephews, and an aunt, Esther WOLF, Peabody Nursing Home, North Manchester.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

 

Wednesday, October 10, 1984

 

Charlene K. Abair

Charlene Kay ABAIR, 40, of 6315 St. Rd. 17, Plymouth, formerly of the Richland Center community, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, after an illness.

She was born Nov. 1, 1943 in Walkerton to Leonard and Carolyn REED DICKSON.  She was married April 15, 1961 in Plymouth to Harold ABAIR, who survives.  She was a former employee of Stockman Enterprises, Plymouth, and was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Tamara Rose [ABAIR], at home; Harold [ABAIR] Jr., Plymouth, and Jeffrey [ABAIR], Michigan; two grandchildren; two sisters, Clovia Dean DUNLAP, Plymouth, and Leona PAXTON, Rochester; a brother, Riley [DICKSON], Plymouth; an aunt, Marjorie FLYNN, and an uncle, Norman DICKSON, both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  A brother, George [DICKSON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and          7 to 8 p.m. today, and on Thursday until time of services.

 

Anthony J. Harris

Anthony J. HARRIS, 26, Rt. 3, Peru, died about noon Sunday at his home.

He was born July 28, 1958 in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Harry H. and Geneva F. BAKER HARRIS.  He was employed by Mull Family Farms, Denver.

Surviving are three sisters, Becky IRELAND, Lisa FIELD and Mary JAMES, all of Kewanna; two brothers, Thomas [HARRIS], Brownsburg, and Peter [HARRIS], Kewanna, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. HARRIS Sr., Plymouth.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Mike KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of services.


 

Thursday, October 11, 1984

 

Bernard H. Smith

Bernard H. SMITH, 77, Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Monterey, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Myers Care Center, Fort Myers, Fla.

He was born Aug. 24, 1907 in Montrey to Otto and Jennie HARTMAN SMITH.  He was married April 25, 1943 in Macy to Sarah WAGONER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Lawton Christian Church.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, William and Carl [SMITH], both of Monterey, and Sam [SMITH], Fort Myers, Fla, and eight grandchildren.  A daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Darrell BENDORF officiating.  Burial will be in the Reed Cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, October 12, 1984

 

Cecil R. Jagger

Cecil Ray JAGGER, 90, Rt. 6, Columbia City (Old Lake), died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday in Whitley County Memorial Hospital, Columbia City.

He was born Sept. 28, 1894 in Columbia City to Dorsey and Deliliah CRAWFORD JAGGER.  He was married to Gladys GAFF, who died in Rochester in June 1950.  On Nov.15, 1965, he was married to Matilda CLIFFORD, who survives.  He lived in Rochester for 20 years during the 1920s and ‘30s, and was a field manager or Schlosser Brothers plants in Plymouth, Frankfort and Indianapolis.  He also operated a cream station in Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Kenneth and Robert Dale [JAGGER], both of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, and a brother, Harry [JAGGER], Columbia City.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.  Burial will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Saturday, October 13, 1984

 

William N. Kindig

William N. KINDIG, 77, of 4249 Oak Terrace Drive, Lake Worth, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 9:15 a.m. Friday in the Sutton Place Convalescent Center, Lake Worth.

He was born Dec. 23, 1906 in Canada to Orville and Katherine LYNCH KINDIG.

Surviving are a son, Kelly [KINDIG], Lake Worth, Fla. two sisters, Karen K. SHENENBERGER, Rockledge, Fla., and Amelia C. NEHER, Rochester; a brother, Charles D. [KINDIG], Rochester; seven grandchildren, and a gret-grandchild.

Services and interment will be in Lake Worth.  Arragements were hendled by the Tilman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
Monday, October 15, 1984

 

Helen Downard

Helen POWNELL DOWNARD, 66, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Fulton, died at noon Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born May 25, 1918 in Fulton County to Frank L. and Hazel BEATTIE POWNELL, and was a lifetime Fulton County rsident.  She attended the Fulton Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Larry POWNELL, Delphi two sisters, Mrs. John E. (Mary) MARSH, Alexadria, Va., and Margy POWNELL, Riverdale, Md.; a brother, Howard [POWNELL], Salem, Ore. five grandchildren, and fourteen nieces and nephews.  A brother, Robert [POWNELL], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. David PRICE officiatig.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

 

Mary J. Hill

Services were this afternoon at 2 o’clock in King Memorial Home at Mentone for Mary Jane HILL, 50, Rt. 1, Mentone, who died Friday at 1:10 p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, where she had been a patient since last Monday.

The Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiated and burial was in Harrison Center Cemetery.  Memorials are to be made to Bell Museum or to Bell Memorial Library.

Mrs. Hill was born Dec. 24, 1933 in Warsaw to Royce and Opal BEESON TUCKER ad had spent all her life in the Mentone area.  She was married Sept. 5, 1953, to R.J. HILL, who survives.

She was employed by Valley Furnishings in Mentone and previously had operated antique shops in that town.  She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Greg (Diana) COSGROVE, Raytown, Mo.; a son, John [HILL], Indianapolis; two brothers, Joe TUCKER, Etna Gree, and Robert TUCKER, Argos, and two grandchildren.

 

Tuesday, October 16, 1984

 

Wayne E. Yocum

Wayne E. YOCUM, 58, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Starke County Memorial Hospital, Knox.  He had been ill several months.

He was born May 7, 1926 in Prairie City, Ill., to Hiram and Florence ARENDT YOCUM.  For the past 10 years, he lived in the Rochester community.  He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1975 after serving 20 years, and was employed by Whiteford Trucking Co., Gary.

Surviving are the mother, Florence YOCUM, Rt. 5, Monticello; a daughter, Donna Jean YOCUM, Akron; a son, Ross [YOCUM], serving in the U.S. Army; three brothers, George [YOCUM], West Bend, Wis., and Gerald and Daniel [YOCUM], both of Monticello, and four sisters, Mary CHAMPION, Portage; Norma MAHAFFEY, Matteson, Ill.; Dorothy MILLER, Angole, and Frances KOEDYKER, Minong, Wis.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Miller-Voorhis Funeral home, Monticello, with the Rev. Ronald MILLER officiating.  Military graveside services will be at the Riverview Cemetery.
Esther Martin

Esther MARTIN, 89, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 6:07 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital after a lengthy illness.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Clarence L. Hand

Clarence L. “Bud” HAND, 54, of 1301 Bancroft Ave., died at 10:30 p.m. Monday of an apparent heart attack while at work as a member of the Rochester High School custodial staff.

He was born Oct. 11, 1930 in Whitestown to Clarence B. and Violet GROOVER HAND.  He moved here 10 years ago from Beach Grove.  On Nov. 2, 1968, in Louisville, Ky., he was married to Myrtie BARKMAN, who survives.  He was a member of he Knights of Pythias, Hoosier Santha, Indiana Dancers Association, Swingin’ Dudes Square and Round Dance Club, Round Barn Festival Board, Fulton County Historical Society and Indiana Auctioneers Association.

Surviving with the wife are four children by a previous marriage, Janet GEORGE and Deborah HAND, and Mike and David [HAND], all of Lebanon, and six sisters, Mrs. Leon (Rosetta) EMMERT, Jameswown; Mrs. Louis (Lois) NEWMAN, Rockaway Beach, Mo.; Mrs. Loren (Lillian) WHISLER, Indianapolis; Mrs. Paul (Viola) PRICE, Phoenix, Ariz., Phyllis JACKSON, Lebanon, and Mrs. Ralph (Irma) HAMMERLE, Brownsburg.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Vesta M. Hall

Vesta Mae PETITT HALL, 79, of 138 Raine St., Morehead, Ky., died Oct. 9 in the St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead.

She was born July 25, 1905 in Rowan County, Ky., to Jessie and Emma Jane CLARK PETITT.  Her husband, Oliver HALL, died Sept. 28.  She was a member of the Church of God.

Surviving are two sons, Earl Clayton [HALL], Rochester, and Arthur Edward [HALL], Bay Saint Louis, Miss. four sisters, Viola McBRAYER and Lila CHADWELL, both of Morehead; Isa SMITH, Leesburg, and Geneva BAYS, Goshen; nine grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Services were at 1 p.m. Fiday, Oct. 12, at the Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel, Morehead, with the Rev. Ted GREENE officiting.  Burial was i the Clearfield Cemetery, Morehead.
Wednesday, October 17, 1984

 

Esther Martin

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Esther MARTIN, 89, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, who died at 6:07 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital after a lengthy illness.

The Rev. Richard LEWKE will officite and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today.

Mrs. Martin was born Oct. 13, 1895 near Talma to Samuel and Margaret EMMONS DEAMER.  She was a lifetime resident of Tippecanoe and Argos.  On Aug. 31, 1915 in Argos, she was married to Dallas C. MARTIN who died July 7, 1972.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Margaret) BOLINGER, Bourbon, and Edith MARTIN, at home; a son, Gerald [MARTIN], Plymouth; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.

 

Thursday, October 18, 1984

 

Onel C. Martin

Onel C. MARTIN, 74, Rt. 1, Mentone (Miller’s Trailer Court), died at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

He was born July 7, 1910 near Inwood to Orville and Nancy STACKHOUSE MARTIN.  He lived in Grangr 40 years before moving to Mentone in 1980.  On July 18, 1936, he was married to Fern BANGHART, who died May 17, 1976.  He was retired from the Sibley Foundry, South Bend, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Monticello.

Surviving are a foster-son, Jerry BANGHART, Claypool; two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Joy) MILLER, Mentone, and Mrs. Ted (Frances) KOCH, Talma; three foster-grandchildren, and four foster-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, depending upon traffic conditions due to the Notre Dame football game, at the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Grape Road and Road 23, near Granger.  The Rev. Robert MORGAN will officiate.  Friends may call at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, after 2 p.m. Friday.  Masonic sevices will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Friday, October 19, 1984

 

May Lois Shoemaker

May Lois SHOEMAKER, 87, formerly of Denver and Roann, died at 5 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home East, Wabash.  She was born Sept. 27, 1897 in Deedsville to Harvey and Nellie MOODY LEEDY.  She was married June 5, 1920 in Peru to Dwight Lyman SHOEMAKER, who died Oct. 31, 1959.  She was a member of the Denver Brethren Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Gwendolyn MAUS, Rt. 1, Denver; Marcia STEELE, Roann, and Connie HUNT, Peru; a son, Malcolm [SHOEMAKER], Denver; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Oren [LEEDY], North Manchester, and a sister, Keturah BILLHEIMER, Sarasota, Fla.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Austin GABLE and Jerry FIKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.


 

Saturday, October 20, 1984

 

Howard S. Sterner

Word has been received of the death on Oct. 4 of Howard Stanton STERNER, 89, Columbus, Ohio, a Rochester native who founded Howard S. Sterner Co. Ind Consulting Engineers.

A retired structural engineer, Mr. Sterner was born May 26, 1895.  He was a graduate of Purdue University and of King’s College, Cambridge, Great Britain.  He was a U.S. Army officer during World War I.

Surviving are the wife, Elizabeth [STERNER]; two daughters, Frances BASSLER, Tucson, Ariz., and Elizabeth JOHNSON, Bexley, Ohio, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted in Columbus and burial was in Delaware, Ohio.

 

DeVor Johnston

DeVor JOHNSTON of Etna Green, son of Ralph and Thelma JOHNSTON, formerly of Rochester, died Friday in Kosciusko Community Hospital at Warsaw.  Arrengements are pending at the Bourbon Mortuary.

 

Terry Harrold

Terry HARROLD, 24, Rt. 5, Rochester, died today in a fire that destroyed the trailer home which he occupied alone.

Depuy Coroner Junior D. GOOD pronounced Harrold dead shortly after 6 p.m. at Meiser’s Trailer Court on Indiana 25, five miles north of Rochester.

Firemen said they do not know the cause of the blaze, but they believe it was accidental.

The first report of the fire went to the Rochester Fire Department about 5:45 a.m. from Don R. CRAW, who occpies the trailer next to Harrold’s.

Harrold’s trailer is the second one from the highway on the east side of the east drive of the trailer park.  Harrold ws found on the floor of one of the bedrooms of the two-bedroom, 12-by-65-foot trailer. Fire Chief Joe GOOD of Mentone whose department was called at 5:57 a.m., said the trailer was a total loss with damage of $20,000 to the trailer and contents.

A total of 16 Mentne firemen and 12 from Rochester were at the scene.  The fire was extinguished by 6:30 a.m.

A deputy state fire marshal, John KREITER of Warsaw, was investigating this morning.

Harrold was born Nov. 24, 1959 in Rochester to Arden J. and Marie STURGEON HARROLD.  He was an employee of the Roy Swartz Construction Co., Rochester.

Surviving are the mother, Marie CARLILE, Rochester, and the father, of Mentone; a son, Jory HARROLD, and a step-daughter, Electa WATHAM, both of Palestine, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Donnie (Mary) HARPER, Rt. 4, Rochester, and Sharri HARROLD, Culver; a brother, Gary HARROLD, Argos; the maternal grandmother, Marie NORRIS, Rochester the maternal grandfather, Edward STURGEON, Litchfield, Ill.; the paternal step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. CARLILE, Rochester, and an aunt, Lucille HARROLD, Akron.  A brother preceded in death.

Services are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.
Monday, October 22, 1984

 

Terry Harrold

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Terry HARROLD, 24, Rt. 5, Rochester, who died Saturday morning in a fire that destroyed his trailer home.

The Rev. James R. DAVIS will officiate, and burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday for an hour before services.

A survivor not previously listed is the step-father, Ershel CARLILE, Rochester.

 

Glen Starner

Glen STARNER, 64, of 3233 S. Mexico Ave., Tucson, Ariz., died Friday morning in his home.

He was born July 4, 1920 in Argos to Broda and Pearl ROHRABAUGH STARNER.  He moved from Munster to Tucson two years ago.  He was married April 15, 1967 in Chicago to Albina J. ALBRECHT, who survives.  He was retired from the Welded Tube Co., Chicago, and was a member of the Elks Lodge and United Methodist Church, Munster.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Glenda HOWLLETT, Rockwall, Texas, and Sharon MILEY, South Bend; three step-daughters, Janice MEAKISZ; Elizabeth WILSON and Linda TETTY, all of Chicago; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; four step-grandchildren, and a sister, Annabelle SMITH, Fort Wayne.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Gary EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday at the church for an hour before services.

 

Reth Rogers

Reth ROGERS, 89, Hamilton Grove Retirement Center, New Carlisle, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at her residence after an illness of several years.

She was born Sept. 24, 1895 near Warsaw to Charles and Flora Laura PETRY.  She moved from Mentone to New Carlisle in 1976.  She was married Sept. 1, 1917 to Lester C. ROGERS, who died Nov. 28, 1963.  She was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Charles L. [ROGERS], New Carlisle; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Two sisters, a brother and a daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
DeVor L. Johnston

DeVor L. JOHNSTON, 56, Rt. 1, Etna Green, died at 6:49 a.m. Friday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  He had been in failing health the past few months.

He was born Nov. 15, 1927 in Kewanna to Ralph and Thelma REED JOHNSTON, who survive.  He had lived in Etna Green the past seven years.  He was married Nov. 30, 1977 to Beverly WITHAM RIEWOLD, who survives.  He was a retired salesman for the MacAllister Co., Indianapolis.  A 1945 Kewana High School graduate, he served in the U.S. Marines during World War II.  He was a member of the Plymouth American Legion and the Moose Lodge, and was president of the Etna Green Town Board from 1980-83.

Surviving with the wife are the parents of Rochester and Gla\endale, Ariz.; two sons, Kimm [JOHNSTON], at home, and Gary [JOHNSTON], Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; a daughter, Terri KELLER, Panellas Park, Fla.; a step-daughter, Melissa RIEWOLD, Texas City, Texas; four step-sons, Matthew RIEWOLD, Etna Green; Chad RIEWOLD, Bremen, Jon RIEWOLD, Indianapolis, and Patrick RIEWOLD, Kokomo; seven grandchildren; a sister, Sharyn HILAND, and a brother, Howard [JOHNSTON], both of Glendale, Ariz.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Bourbon with the Rev. James PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Etna Green Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until time of services.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Plymouth American Legion.  Memorials may be made to the Emphysema or Lupe foundations.

 

Tuesday, October 23, 1984 to Wednesday, October 24, 1984

 

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Thursday, October 25, 1984

 

Lona P. Shaffer

Lona P. SHAFFER, 92, formerly of 308 Indiana Ave., Argos, died at 5:25 a.m. today in the Mayflower Nrsing Home, Plymouth, after a one-week illness.

She was born Sept. 10, 1892 in Marshall County to Lewis and Margaret BUNDY SWIHART.  She moved to Argos 20 years ago from her Fulton County Farm.  She was married in 1936 to Joseph R. SHAFFER, who died Nov. 21, 1975.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church, Argos Real Services and Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.

Surviving are two step-sons, Clarence and Ernest SHAFFER, both of Plymouth; two grandchildre, five great-grandchildren; a sister, Nora HOLCOMB, Warsaw, and a niece, Margaret O’HARA, South Bend. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Elvin B. Murphy

Elvin Banks MURPHY, 66, Denver, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in his home.

He was born Jan. 18, 1918 in Miami County to Clinton and Clara BANKS MURPHY.  He was married Nov. 4, 1939 in the home of the late Rev. C.S. GOLDEN, near Denver, to Norma E. BUTT, who died Aug. 31, 1977.  On Dec. 28, 1978, he was married in Denver to Doris BALLEE, who survives.  He was a member and deacon of the Denver Baptist Church, and was a member of the Indiana Beef Cattle Association, the National Cattemen’s Association, The Mexico Masonic Lodge, the Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite, and was a former board member of Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  He was a farmer, president of the Denver Equipment Corporation, and dirctor of the Wabash Valley Bank and Trust Co., Peru.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Julia) MARTIN, Lexington, Ky.; two sons, Carter ]MURPHY], Rt. 1, Denver, and Royce [MURPHY], Citrus Heights, Calif.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Maryanne) MENSING, Kokomo; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a brother, Norda [MURPHY], Ridgewood, N.J., and three sisters, Vernice BURKE, Saratoga, Wyo.; Rosemary FAHL, Denver, and Londa KUHN, Rt. 1, Denver.

Services will be 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 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

John Dawson Jr.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Deaton Funeral Home at Akron for John DAWSON Jr., 66, Rt. 2, Akron, who died at 8:45 p.m.Tuesday in his home.

The Rev. Hubert JOHNSON will officiate, and burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Olive Bethel Church of God.

He was born March 16, 1918 in Akron to John and Marie DRUDGE DAWSON, and was a lifetime resident of the Akron community.  He had attended the Beaver Dam School and the Olive Bethel Church of God, and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Marshall (Nancy) ALLMAN, West Lafayette; Mrs. Al (Merryanne) KIBBLER, Minneapolis, Minn.; Ruth DAWSON, Leucadia, Calif., and Mrs. Kenneth (Ester) DOWNING, Redondo Beach, Calif.

 

Friday, October 26, 1984

 

Dewey Pressel

Dewey PRESSEL, 86, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 1 a.m. today in his home.

He was born June 26, 1898 in Allisonville to Albert and Kate FLANIGAN PRESSEL.  He was married Oct. 30, 1923 to Alma HILTON, who survives.  He was retired after 35 years with the New York Central Railroad, and attended the Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Laverne) WEDERZAK, Indianapolis; two sons, Donald [PRESSEL], Macy, and Paul [PRESSEL], Indianapolis, and thirten grancchildren. A son, six brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services wil be at 2 p.m. Satrday in the Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Indianapolis with the Rev. John PHILLIPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Chapel Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call at the church Saturday for an hour before services.
Doyal E. Parker

Doyal E. PARKER, 73, Leiters Ford, died at 6:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks.  He had been ill several years.

He was born Feb. 23, 1911 in Forest to Ernest and Elva HUNT PARKER.  He moved from Scotsburg to Leiters Ford three years ago.  He was married June 26, 1938 in Scottsburg to Gladys M. EDWARDS, who died March 27, 1984.  He was retired from the track maintenance division of the B&O Railroad.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda PARKER, Leiters Ford, and Mrs. James (Phyllis) SWICK, Rt. 3, Rochester; a son, James E. [PARKER], Chula Vista, Calif. four grandchildren; six sisters, Dorothy KUHN, Rochester; Dr. and Mrs. E. S. (Ruth) GILLAM, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Charles (Mary) BRUMLEY, Otisco; Mrs. Julian (Virginia) THORNTON, Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs. Harry (Betty) KASNOW, Alma, Mich., and Mrs. Tim (Joan) GERALD, Mishawaka; a brother, Charles “Buddy” [PARKER], Rt. 3, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a daughter, two sons and three brothers, Jim, Roy and Virgil [PARKER].

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral home in Rochester with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdfay, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Leonard D. Gensinger

Leonard D. GENSINGER, 63, of 1009 Lake Ave., Plymouth, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in his home after a five-month illness.

He was born June 1, 1921 in St. Joseph County to Jacob and Fannie STUMP GENSINGER.  He moved from Argos to Plymouth in 1957.  On Oct. 20, 1946 in Argos, he was marrid to Mary Alice REED, who died April 14, 1983.  He was a salesman for Electrolux Sweeper Co. for 27 years.  He was a member of he Walnut Church of the Brethren, and attended the Plymouth Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda GENSINGER, at home, and Mary Ann SLOAN, Oklahoma; a son, Dr. Devon GENSINGER, Bourbon; a grandaughter; a sister, Catherine CISNEY, Walkerton, and a brother, Harold [GENSINGER], North Carolina.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Plymouth Wesleyan Church with the Rev. James VERMILYA officiating.  Burial will be in New Oak Hi Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Grossma Funeral Home, Argos, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the World Mission Press, New Paris.
Saturday, October 27, 1984

 

Edith M. Garner

Edith May GARNER, 88, of 510 Madison St., died at 11:30 p.m. Friday in the Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw, where she was a patient.  She had been in failing health the last two months.

She was born April 4, 1896 in Fulton County to Charles and Ada SWARTZLANDER WOOD.  She lived here for the past 25 years, coming from Walkerton.  She was married Feb. 10, 1917 in Rochester to the Rev. Virgil Leroy GARNER, who died June 10, 1973.  She was a homemaker, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and its Womens Society, and was a member of WCTU.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Marjorie) ZELLER, Rochestr, and Doris FOSTER, Elkhart three sons, Rev. Paul GARNER, North Webster, Charles [GARNER] of Leesburg, and Gerald [GARNER] of Osceola; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-gradchildre, and seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Edna GOODYEAR, Churubusco, and a brother, Rex WOOD, Osceola.  Precedig in death besides her husband are a sister and three brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rocheter, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. through the hour of services on Monday.

Memorials other than flowers may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.

 

Monday, October 29, 1984 to Tuesday, October 30, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, October 31, 1984

 

Robert Dale Johnson

Robert Dale JOHNSON, 14, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, an eighth grader at Akron Middle School, died Monday at his residence of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was born Aug. 27, 1970 in Warsaw to Melvin and Janice PENN JOHNSON and was a lifetme resident of Kosciusko County.  He was on the basketbll and football teams at the school.

Surviving are the parents; the maternal grandfahter, David IlantPENN, Liberty Mills; the paternal grandmother, Nancy JOHNSON, Silver Lake; the maternal great-grandmother, Ethel PENN, North Manchester; the paternal great-grandmother, Cynthia OUSLEY, Sidney, and two brothers, Kenneth Duane and Gordon Scott [JOHNSON], both at home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Chad BURKHART officiating.  Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Thursday, November 1, 1984 to Friday, November 2, 1984

 

[no obits]
Saturday, November 3, 1984

 

Leores O. Warner

Leores Orron WARNER, 88, Denver, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born April 20, 1896 in Tipton county to Orron S. and Annabelle FLEET WARNER.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Denver Baptist Church.  He lived on his farm near Perrysburg in Union Township in Miami County from 1928 until he moved to Denver in 1970.  He was married March 6, 1918 in Mexico to Kate Elizabeth WILSON, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Eva) FRIEND, Macy; Mrs. Acel (Elizabeth) YOUNG, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Paul (Nada) MILLER, rchester; Mrs. Dayne (Rosalee) LINN, Macy; Mrs. Granville (Anita) HATTERY, Macy; a son, Fred WARNER, Peru; a step-mother, Mary KING WARNER, Mexico; a half-brother, Wayne WARNER, Macy; seventeen grandchildren and twenty=eight great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a sister, a half-brother and a half-sister.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Mark SPENCER and Donald RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, November 5, 1984

 

Joseph D. Oates

Joseph D. OATES, 70, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 3:25 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

He was born Dec. 16, 1913 in Peru to Fred and Marie WARDER OATES.  He was married Aug. 2, 1944 to Shirley WACKERLE, who survives.  He moved from Peru to Rochester in 1961.  He was a Peru policeman from 1937-57, and was an insurance adjuster for State Auto Statesman Insurance Co. of Indianapolis until retiring in 1979.  He was a member of the Peru Fraternal Order of Police, Elks lodge, Fulton County Amateur Radio Club, and was a former member of the Peru City Council.  He was president of the Retired Police Officers Club, Peru;  was former president and member of the Rochester City Plan Commission; was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife is a niece, Mary Jo DOWNING, Peru.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church.

 

Earl W. Merry

Earl W. MERRY, 60, died Sunday morning at his home in Lakeland, Fla., of a heart attack.  Death was unexpected although Mr. Merry was under treatment for heart ailment.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ada MILLER of Rochester; his wife, Anna Maria [MERRY], and three children.

Memorial services will be Wednesday afternoon at the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home in Lakeland.  Local memorials may be made to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Fulton County, Inc.
Tuesday, November 6, 1984

 

Gertrude E. Hill

Gertrude E. HILL, 93, of 402 N. Tucker St., Mentone, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, where she had been admitted that afternoon.

She was born March 19, 1891 in Laketon to Elbe and Katherine FULTON JOHNSON.  She moved to Mentone in 1941.  In 1910, she was married to Silas M. HILL, the pastor at Atwood and Boubon United Methodist Churches, who died in 1949.  She was maried in 1956 to Ellis HILL, who died in 1974.  She attended the First Bsptist Church at Mentone, and was a member of the Mentone Home Ec Club, the Scrambled Egg Symphony Band, and the Atwood United Methodist Church.

Surviving are [seven] daughters, Mrs. John (Marjorie) KNECHT, Dayton, Ohio; Mildred KRIDER, Columbia City; Mrs. Fred (Lois) LEMLER, Mentone; Caroline WISE, Claypool; Elene SHIVELY, Warsaw; Alice Jean HILL, Larwill, and Maralee WATSON, Glendale, Ariz.; two sons, Donald [HILL], Columbia City, and Anthony [HILL], Larwill;  one step-daughter, Cloe WHITMAN, Chicago, Ill.; thirty-six grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-brandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church at Mentone with the Revs. Ken MARKEN and John KNECHT officiating.  Burial will be in the Laketon Cemetery.  Friends may call at the King Memorial Home in Mentone after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, November 7, 1984

 

Arthur V. Dudgeon

Arthur V. DUDGEON, 86, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester (Richland Township), a resident of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for the past 2 1/2 years, died there at 12:30 p.m.Tuesday.

He was born Nov. 22, 1897 in Richland Township to James and Amanda OVERMYER DUDGEON, and lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was a former employee of the Studebaker Corp., and was retired from the Fulton County Highway Department.  He was U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Center I.O.O.F. Lodge and the American Legion.

Surviving are a brother, Arlie [DUDGEON], Rt. 3, Rochester; a nephew, Ernest MATHEWS, Lakeville, and other nieces and nephews.  Three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the American Legion will conduct military services.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday for an hour before services.  The Center I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Thursday, November 8, 1984

 

[no obits]
Friday, November 9, 1984

 

Faye S. Wagoner

Faye S. WAGONER, 86, formerly of Rt. 1, Culver (near Leiters Ford), died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Willodean) BROWN, Rt. 4, Rochester, with whom she had lived the past three years.

She was born July 6, 1898 near Athens to James and Elizabeth BROCKEY ZOLMAN, and was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  She was married Sept. 25, 1920 in Rochester to Amos WAGONER who died Oct. 11, 1969.  She attended the Assembly of God Church at Plymouth.

Surviving with the daughter are four sons, Virgil and Cleties [WAGONER], both of Rochester; Cledo [WAGONER], North Fort Myers, Fla.; and Cleon [WAGONER], Plymouth; thirty-six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Trudie NELSON, Citrus Heights, Calif., and a brother, Dewey [ZOLMAN], Athens.  Three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Olin J. CORBITT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Saturday, November 10, 1984

 

Frances L. Adamson

Frances L. ADAMSON, 62, formerly of Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, Rochester, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  She had been in ill health for more than a year.  Born Dec. 16, 1921 in the Burton community to Dee and Eula EWING BERRIER, she had lived all of her life in this area.  She was married on May 10, 1954 in Rushville to Paul ADAMSON.  He died Oct. 22, 1983.  She was a longtime head cashier at Berkway Supermarket, a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, the Ruth Missionary Society and the Pleasant Valley Community Club.

Survivors include one son, Teri L. ADAMSON, Rochester; one step-daughter, Judy ADAMSON, Odessa, Texas two step-sons, Richard L. ADAMSON, Akron, and Paul D. ADAMSON, Terre Haute; two step-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Georgia Belle NYLAND, Rochester.

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

 

Monday, November 12, 1984

 

Chase E. Gaby

Infant Chase E. GABY, the son of Charles and Connie BUBP GABY, 20489 Linden Road, Argos, was stillborn at 4 p.m. Friday in Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Courtney [GABY], at home, and maternal grandparents, Mrs. Charles RUNKLE, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert EATON, Hartford City.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  The Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.


 

Lewis E. Johnson

Lewis E. JOHNSON, 66, Rt. 5, Rochester (near Talma), died at 9:35 a.m. Sunday in his home after a six-month illness.

He was born Feb. 15, 1918 in North Liberty to John and Beatrice BECK JOHNSON.  He moved here in 1936 from North Liberty.  On Aug. 9, 1943 in Rochester, he was married to Bertha A. McGOWEN, who survives.  He was a farmer, a trucker and a former employee of Dean Milk Co.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the American Legion, Indiana Farm Bureau, AARP, September Days Club, Road King Drivers Club, and was a former member of the Teamsters Union at South Bend.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. William (Barbara E.) BINKLEY, Plymouth; two sons, James L. [JOHNSON], Anderson, and Stanley H. [JOHNSON], Rochester; four grandchildren; five sisters, Mabel BUTLER, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Kenneth (Daisy) DOAN, Macy, and Mrs. Charles (Marjory) RAYMER, Mary K. WAGONER and Mrs Harold (Genevieve) BRYANT, all of Rochester; two brothers, Wayne [JOHNSON], North Liberty, and Worth [JOHNSON], Crestwood, Ill., and two aunts, Cecile MOYER, Plymouth, and Helen JOHNSON, North Liberty.  A brother, Harry [JOHNSON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster and Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Hamlett Cemetery, northeast of Rochester where the American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Talma Lions Club or to Talma United Methodist Church.

 

Cleda R. Powell

Cleda R. POWELL, 61, Rt. 3, Rocheser, died at 1:10 p.m. Sunday in South Bend Memorial Hospital, after a one-year illness.

She was born April 23, 1923 in Queen, Pa. to Russel and Minnie MUSSELMAN HELSEL.  In 1958, she moved from Altoona, Pa. to Gary, where she lived until moving to Rochester in 1980.  She was married to Arnold E. POWELL, who survives.  She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church, Etna.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Roger (Pauline) PAUGH, Mrs. George (Patricia) THOMAS and Mrs. David (Shirley) REED, all of Rochester; two sons, Arnold [POWELL] Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., and Jeffery [POWELL], Sproul, Pa.  Preceding in death were a son, Terry [POWELL], in July, and a brother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
John A. Judy

John Arthur JUDY, 38, Rt. 1, Bunker Hill, died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday in his home from a gunshot wound to the head.  Authorities are investigatig.

He was born Oct. 13, 1946 in Peru to Robert Dale and Doris Lee DERRINGER JUDY.  He was married March 18, 1972 to Sharon Lee LENNON, who survives.  He was a trucker.

Surviving with the wife are the parents, Robert and Doris JUDY, Rt. 1, Denver; a son, John A. [JUDY] Jr., Rt. 1, Tipton; two daughters, Mellissa Kay JUDY, Rt. 1, Tipton, and Leeann JUDY, Akron; a sister, Cindy TIGLER, Denver; four brothers, Michael [JUDY], North Manchester; Kevin [JUDY], Nappanee, and Robert and Jim [JUDY], both of Rt. 1, Denver; the paternal grandfather, Raymond JUDY, Rt. 1, Macy, and the maternal grandmother, Mabel ZDONEK, St. Petersburg, Fla.  Two brothers preceded 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 Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.Tuesday.

 

Charles A. McCay

Charles A. McCAY, 78, Rt. 1, Snowberry Road, New Carlisle, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 3, 1906 in Rochester.  He was married April 7, 1928 in South Bend to Mabel SOUDER, who survives.  He moved from Mishawaka to New Carlisle 45 years ago.  He was a retired farmer and was a member of the New Carlisle Conservation Club, Farm Bureau, and Odd Fellows Lodge of Rochester.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Charles R. [McCAY], Columbia City, and Joe [McCAY], New Carlisle; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Florence MORRIS, Phoenix, Ariz., and Aletha KEENER, Rochester.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m.Saturday in the H.C. Amen and Son Funeral Home, New Carlisle.  Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

 

Tuesday, November 13, 1984

 

Catherine M. Whitehead

Catherine M. WHITEHEAD, 19, Star City, died Monday evening of injuries she suffered after the car she was driving struck a bridge support about 2 miles south of Kewanna at 3:40 p.m.

County police don’t know why Whitehead’s car hit the bridge support that spans Mill Creek about three-quarters of a mile south of County Road 400 South on Indiana 17.

She was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. in Pulaski Memorial Hospital by coroner Bob ULBRICHT.  An autopsy at Purdue University was scheduled for this afternoon.  Ulbricht said he could not pinpoint the cause of death but said Whitehead suffered multiple internal injuries.

Whitehead told county police she didn’t know why the accident happened.  No skid marks were found at the scene.  Her vehicle was traveling south.  She was not wearing a seat beld.

Whitehead is the second traffic related fatality in Fulton County this year.  On Feb. 22 Dale L. WHITEMAN, Kewanna, died in an accident on Indiana 17, three and a half miles south of Kewanna.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas OSBORN, Star City, she worked at Kewanna Metal Products.
Ernest Riley Ford

Ernest Riley FORD, 73, Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou area), died unexpectedly Monday afternoon while hunting northeast of Rochester.  Death was due to natural causes.

He was born Aug. 22, 1911 in Rochester to Morton and Minnie CRIPE FORD, and was a lifetime Rochester resident.  He was married Nov. 13, 1946 in Rochester to Ann MAGLECIC, who survives.  He was a construction worker, and was a former employee of Rynearson Construction Company.  During World War II, he served in Europe where he received the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, American Legion, VFW and Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Dorothy) COLEMAN, Kokomo, and Mrs. David (Linda) FLOYD, Noblesville; three grandchildren, Chris and Wendy COLEMAN, Kokomo, and Mason FLOYD, Noblesville, and two brothers, King [FORD], Rt.2, Rocheter, ad Dean [FORD], Kokomo.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and for an hour before services.

 

Wednesday, November 14, 1984

 

Judie Bradley

Judie BRADLEY, 88, Rt. 5, Rochester (Talma community), died at 5 a.m. today in her home.  She had been in failing health three years. She was born Dec. 16, 1894 in Floyd County, Ky. to Jones and Sarah PRATTER OUSLEY.  She lived most of her life in this area.  She was married in Prestonsburg, Ky. to Oscar BRADLEY, who died Feb. 13, 1967.  She was a member of the Whippoorwill Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Andy (Dorcas) KOVACH, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Cleon (Goldie) COX, North Manchester; two sons, Claude [BRADLEY], North Manchester, and Floyd [BRADLEY], Rt. 5, Rochester (Talma); seventeen grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Myrtle GRAY, and several brothers and sisters.

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

 

Vera C. Patton

Vera C. PATTON, 67, of 1224 Smead St., Logansport, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born March 9, 1917 in Bringhurst to Taylor and Dora Mae SKINNER BARD.  She was married Oct. 23, 1937 to Robert PATTON, who survives.  She was retired from H.W. Goasard Co., and was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Robert L. [PATTON], Merritt Island, Fla.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Kroeger Funeral Home in Logansport with the Revs. Robin SMITH and Wilford CARLSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, November 15, 1984

 

Judie Bradley

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grandview First Pentecostal Church for Judie BRADLEY, 89, Rt. 5, Rochester (Talma community), who died at 5 a.m. Wednesday at her home. She had been in failing health three years.

The Rev. Albert WHITAKER will officiate, and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester from  7 to 9 p.m. today, from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday at the church for an hour before services.

 

Bonnie Bunch

Bonnie BUNCH, 95, of 340 Indiana Ave., Argos, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had been a resident two weeks.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Leroy Morris

Leroy MORRIS, 56, of 1125 Lincolnway East, Plymouth, died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 28, 1928 in North Liberty to Orville and Mary WINROTTE MORRIS, and was a lifetime residet of Plymouth.  He was married Dec. 31, 1965 to Gisele PAXTON, who survives.  He was retired from the Penn Central Railroad, and was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren, Moose Lodge, VFW and American Legion, all of Plymouth.

Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, two step-sons, seven step-grandchildren, and three sisters, Wilma PIERCE, Lansing, Mich.; Vernice SPAID, Plymouth, and Annabelle BECKER, Fort Wayne.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Kenneth YINGST officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  The Moose Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Lora E. Karn

Lora Esther KARN, 87, Rt. 2, Macy, did at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter-in-law.

She was born Jan. 24, 1897 in Macy to John A. and Virginia A. MILLER KINZIE.  She was married Feb. 12, 1930 in Macy to Frank M. KARN, who survives.  She was a member of the Mexico Old German Baptist Church at Hoover.

Surviving with the husband ar a daughter-i-law, Anna Lou HENDERICKSON, Rt. 7, Frankfort, and a sister, Mary RUNKLE, Peru.  A son, a sister and five brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Mexico Old German Baptist Church with the Home Brethren officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver,  from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Doris D. Beck

Doris D. BECK, 85, formerly of Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health several years.

She was born June 17, 1899 in Leiters Ford to Eli and Florence NORTON LEITER, and was a lifetime residet of Fulton County.  She was married Jan. 29, 1919 in Richland Center to Thomas W. BECK, who survives.  She was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband ar a son, John E. [BECK], Glendale, Ariz.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Michael (Terry) QUICK, Rochester; two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Joe [QUICK], Rochester; a brother, Burdell [LEITER], Rochester, and a sister, Helen MARTINEZ, Bisbee, Ariz.  A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call on Friday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Association.

 

Dessie M. McNeil

Dessie Mae McNEIL, 90, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 22, 1894 in Culver to Schuyler and Clara CROMLEY OVERMYER, and lived most of her life in Marshall and Fulton Counties.  She was married June 15, 1913 in Plymouth to Walter E. McNEIL, who died Aug. 28, 1970.  She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Culver.

Surviving are two sons, Donald A. [McNEIL], Rochester, and Royal N. [McNEIL], Mishawaka; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter, a granddaughter and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Raleigh C. WALKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday for an hour before services.

 

Friday, November 16, 1984

 

Bonnie B. Bunch

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos for Bonnie B. BUNCH, 95, of 340 Indiana Ave., Argos.  She died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she resided to weeks.

The Rev. Richard LEWKE will officiate, and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today.

She was born March 27, 1889 near Argos to George and Mary BRYAN BECKNER and was a lifetime area resident.  She was married May 17, 1908 in Argos to Clyde W. BUNCH, who died Dec. 26, 1963.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist church and the Esther Circle of the church; was a charter member of the Walnut Township Home Economics Club, and was county president of the Home Estension Club, and of that organization’s Past President’s Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Doris) NIFONG, Argos, and Mrs. Arthur (Bernice) HOWARD, Roswell, N.M.; two sons, Nathan George [BUNCH], Argos, and Cletus [BUNCH], Santa Anna, Calif.; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.


 

Saturday, November 17, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, November 19, 1984

 

Lucille Grable

Lucille GRABLE, 61, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday in Kokomo St. Joseph Hospital.  She had been in failing health three years.

She was born March 10, 1923 in Fulton County to Loyd A. and Garnett M. LEAVELL SHOWLEY, and was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Cass counties.  She was married March 10, 1945 in Fulton to Weldon GRABLE, who survives.  She worked the past five years at Radio Shack in Rochester, and was a member of the Metea Baptist Church and the Three C’s Club.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Sherry Kay) CHAPMAN, Twelve Mile; a son, Jerry Lee [GRABLE], Delphi; the father, Loyd A. SHOWLEY, Rt. 6, Rochester; three grandchildren, and two brothers, Richard [GRABLE], Rt. 1, Kewanna, and Joe [GRABLE], Rt. 5, Logansport.  The mother died Dec. 5, 1979.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Metea Baptist Church with the Rev. Bryan CLEMENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton from 2 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until 11 a.m.  Memorials may be made to the Roswell Park Memorial Institute.

 

Elmetta C. Clark

Elmetta C. CLARK, 76, Rochester Mobile Home Park, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Aug. 26, 1908 in Waynoka, Okla., to Adelbert and Leora NASH COOK.  She was married Oct. 17, 1926 in Southwest City, Mo., to John C. CLARK, who died Nov. 29, 1976.

She had lived here for the past five years coming from Chicago.  She was orignally from Tahleguah, Okla.  She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Maxine) BARRON, Alsip, Ill., Mrs. Louis (Velma) ROGERS, St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Charles (Mollie) PATTERSON, Rochester; nineteen grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Doris JOHNSON, Tahlequah, Okla., and Mrs. Lillian PROBST, Coal City, Ill., and two brothers, Ormand and Robert COOK, both of San Jose, Calif.  A son, three grandchildren and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, 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. today and from 9 a.m. through the hour of services Tuesday.
Gussie Conley

Gussie CONLEY, 77, Grand Bay, Ala., died Friday in Knollwood Park Hospital, Mobile, Ala.  He had been ill a year, and seriously ill a week.

He was born Aug. 5, 1907 in Paintsville, Ky. to James and Lottie CONLEY.  He lived in Fulton County about 24 years, then moved from Rochester to Grand Bay two years ago.  He was married June 22, 1926 to Martha CONLEY,  who died Dec. 17, 1983.  He later married Ann ROMINE, who survives.  He was a carpenter.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Oddis and Gene [CONLEY], both of Rochester; Austin [CONLEY], Clute, Texas, and Arbie [CONLEY], Monticello; three brothers, Curtis [CONLEY], Michigan; Rashio [CONLEY], Argos, and Proctor [CONLEY], Ohio; two sisters, Daisy and Marie [CONLEY], both of Michigan; twenty grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  A son, a daughter, a brother, two sisters and two grandchildren preceded in death.

Services are today in Mobile, Ala. with the Rev. Kenneth FIELDS officiating.  Burial is in the Palestine Cemetery, near Mobile.

 

Tuesday, November 20, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, November 21, 1984

 

E. Pauline Towne

E. Pauline TOWNE, 75, Zionsville, formerly of Rochester, died Monday in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born June 3, 1909 in Newton County to Adolphus and Eva HILDRETH HOWELL.  She was married to Franklin STYCK, who preceded in death.  She later married Vernon TOWNE, who survives.  She was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church, and helped start the Rochester Assembly of God.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, the Rev. and Mrs. Jack (Beverly) STEWART, and Eileen EARL, both of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Richard (Madelyne) MARTIN, Elkhart, and a son, Donald E. STYCK, Rt. 1, Claypool; a sister, Edna CARPENTER, Rochester; nineteen grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services were at 10 a.m. today at the Flanner and Buchanan High School Road Mortuary, Speedway.  Graveside services were at 1:30 p.m. today at the Oakland Cemetery, Morocco.

 

Faye S. Harris

Faye Sheets HARRIS, 77, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of South Bend, died at 11 p.m. Nov. 11, in Good Shepherd Villa Health Care Center there.

She was born Oct 18, 1907 in the Burton neighborhood to Estella SHEETS LOCKHART.  She lived in the South Bend area about 40 years before moving to Arizona in 1972.  On July 17, 1938 in South Bend, she married Wilbur Joe HARRIS, who survives.  She was a Rochester High School graduate.  In 1972, she retired from the Indiana Rating Bureau after 35 years of service.

Surviving with the husband is a sister, Nondas OLIVER, South Bend.

Services were Nov. 14, in the Chapel of Prayer Funeral Home, Mesa, followed by cremation.


 

Bessie M. McVay

Bessie M. McVAY, 95, formerly of 210 Main St., died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had lived for eight years.

Born Jan. 21, 1889 in Kewanna to Edward F. and Mary F. ROHRER STUBBS, she lived most of her life in the Kewanna and Rochester areas.  She was married Sept. 9, 1918 in St. Joseph, Mich. to Harry F. McVAY, who died March 13, 1965.  She was a Kewanna High School graduate and attended Marion College.  She was a teacher, a former Fulton County deputy recorder and former correspondent for the Logansport Pharos Tribune.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she taught the Ladies’ Class for several years, and was a member of the Harmony Class of the First Church of God, the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge, Past Noble Grand’s Club, Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Neighborly Club, Monday Dinner Club and the Patriotic Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Mary Alice) OVERMYER, Rochester, and Mrs. William (Ruth) HITE, Encinitas, Calif. a step-daughter, Mrs. Paul (Opal) TREES, Tulsa, Okla.; a granddaughter, Janet HITE, Inglewood, Calif.; three grandsons, Carl OVERMYER, South Bend; Richard OVERMYER, Lexington, Ky., and William HITE, Oceanside, Calif., and five great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Harriet [McVAY], a sister, two brothers and two step-sons.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. C.J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Alta M. Conner

Alta M. CONNER, 85 Macy, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlaw Hospital.

She was born Dec. 11, 1898 near Akron to George and Ella MILLER SAYGER, and lived most of her life in Miami and Fulton counties.  She was married to Robert J. CONNER, who died in July 1969.  She was a teacher at Macy, Nead and Denver schools, and a graduate of North Manchester College.  She was a member of the Macy Christian Church, Order of Eastern Star and the Retired Classroom Teachers Association.

Surviving wre two sons, Jack E. [CONNER], St. Louis, Mo., and William R. [CONNER], Denver, Colo.; a granddaughter and two grandsons, and two nieces, Carolyn HOOKER, Rochester, and Mirabell SEE, Macy.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Macy Christian Church with the Revs. David SMITH and Bill SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rocheser from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Macy Christian Church.
Dorothy M. Faulstich

Dorothy M. FAULSTICH, 81, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, after an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 25, 1902 in Monterey to Charles and Rose BAKER FAULSTICH.  She moved to South Bend in 1920, where she was employed by the Goff Heating Co. until retiring in 1978.  She returned to Monterey in 1981. Surviving are three brothers, Joseph [FAULSTICH], Lake Charles, Ill., and Herman and Lawrence [FAULSTICH], both of Monterey; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Martha) DILLENBURG, Oak Law, Ill., and Mrs. Harold (Lucille) SELLERS, Monterey, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey, with the Rev. John KIEFER officiating.  Burial will be in St. Anne’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, where a scriptural wake will begin at   8 p.m.

 

Thursday, November 22, 1984

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Friday, November 23, 1984

 

Olga G. Shoemaker

Olga Gertrude SHOEMAKER, 67, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a year’s illness.

She was born Dec. 11, 1916 in Hammond to Oswald and Josephine DURBIN ZIMMERMAN.  She moved here from Hammond 48 years ago.  She was married April 9, 1938 in Akron to Walter G. SHOEMAKER, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) FRANTZ, Rt. 2, Warsaw, and Laura HAMILTON, Rt. 1, Mentone; three sons, Paul [SHOEMAKER], Rt. 1, Mentone; Kurt [SHOEMAKER], Gallatin, Tenn., and Gary [SHOEMAKER], Rt. 2, Clayupool; eighteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Ellen TEACH, St. Louis, Mo., and a brother, Wayne [ZIMMERMAN], Shreveport, La.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron with the Revs. Lynn BRUCE and David WILSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Josephine T. Scott

Josephine Theresa SCOTT, 71, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochesrter, died at 2 a.m. Thursday at her home in Chicago, Ill., after a long illness.

She was born April 17, 1913 in Piercefield, N.Y. to Harry and Rose VANULT STRICKER.  She lived here 26 years before returning to Chicago 13 years ago.  She was married June 8, 1931 in Chicago to Walter L. SCOTT, who died Oct. 12, 1971.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Nyla Ann) FOGELBERT; two granddaughters, Lora and Claudette FOGELBERG [sic], and a brother, Grant [STRICKER], all of Chicago.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the May Funeral Home, Chicago.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.  Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Citizens Cemetery.


 

Henry C. Peters

Henry C. PETERS, 65, of 2223 Fourth Ave., Terre Haute, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at his son’s home in Marion.

He was born Nov. 3, 1919 in Terre Haute to Leonard and Ruth PETERS.  He was married Oct. 23, 1939 in Terre Haute to Hazel Marie MILLER, who died April 30, 1983.  He was fire chief at Grissom Air Force Base from 1957-77, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Koran War.

Surviving are three sons, Jerry [PETERS], Peru; Larry [PETERS], Abbeville, Ala., and Lenny [PETERS], Marion; three daughters, Penny PIPENGER, Camp New Amsterdam, Netherlands; Carolyn HOLLY, Peru, and Patty CONNER, Morganfield, Ky., and ten grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Allen Funeral Home in Bunker Hill with the Rev. Jerry PATTENGALE officiating.  Burial will be in the Springdale Cemetery, Bunker Hill.  Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, November 24, 1984

 

Michael Brindle

A 30-year-old Mentone man died Friday afternoon after the car he was driving was struck by a breakaway trailer, police said.

His death, the first in Indiana during the Thanksgiving hliday weekend, brings the state’s 1984 traffic toll to 804, compared with 935 on Nov. 24, 1983.

Kosciusko County police said Michael BRINDLE, 30, was driving along County Road 1150 near Milford at about 12:30 p.m. when his car was struck by a trailer that had broken away from a flatbed truck.

Police said a faulty hitch on the truck driven by Leland SLABAUGH, 28, Nappanee, allowed the trailer to break away and cross the center line of the road.

Brindle was pronounced dead at the scene.  His wife, Cheryl [BRINDLE], was treated and released at Goshen General Hospital.

Police are continuing to investigate.

 

Frank Ruffing Jr.

Frank RUFFING Jr., 71, 17400 S. Maple Road, Argos, died unexpectedly at 2 a.m. Friday at his home.

Born Sept. 13, 1913 at Argos to Frank Sr. and Goldie STULTS RUFFING, he was a lifetime resident of the area.  On Sept. 4, 1938 he married Edna HOOKER in Argos.  She preceded in death Dec. 31, 1982.  He retired in 1969 from the Ritz Craft Trailer Co., where he had been employed for 25 years.  He was a veteran of WWII and belonged to the Argos American Legion.

Surviving are two daughers, Mrs. Joyce WEST, Bourbon, and Mrs. Lois McGRIFF, Sharpsburg, Ky.; one son Eddy RUFFING, Inwood; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. Ruth ANDREWS, Bremen and Mrs. Isabel BRADFIELD, Dowagiac, Mich.  One daughter, Fran [RUFFING], and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Douglas REDFORD officiting.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with full military honors.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday until the time of services.
Monday, November 26, 1984

 

Keith M. Shafer

Keith M. SHAFER, 59, of 114 E. Lincoln St., Marion, and formerly of Rochester, died at 8:18 a.m. Sunday in Marion General Hospital.  He had been in failing health four months.

He was born March 17, 1925 in Peru to Keith M. and Jennesse MONESMITH SHAFER.  He lived in Rochester and Goshen before moving to Marion four years ago.  He was married June 21, 1953 in Rochester to Nancy KUMLER.  He was married in 1977 in Goshen.  His wife, Shirley SHAFER, survives.  He was employed in the Maintenance and Custodial Department of the Marion Public School System, and was formerly employed in the management of the former Wile’s Department Store in Rochester and Kline’s Department Stores in Goshen and Warsaw.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Alan (Vicki) FULTON, Rochester; two sons, David [SHAFER], Portland, Ore., and Mark [SHAFER], Rochester; and three grandchildren, Amber, Thomas and Stuart FULTON, all of Rochester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday frm 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Owen W. Brown

Last rites were held this morning for Owen W. BROWN, 75, Marion, a native of Fulton County, who died Thursday at 4:45 p.m. at Marion General Hospital.

The Rev. Terry BISHIR officiated at services in the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home.  Burial was in Grant Memorial Park at Marion.

Born in this county June 22, 1909, Mr. Brown was the son of Orville ad Blanche BROWN and had lived in Marion the past 37 years.  He was a retired employee of the Marion RCA plant and was an amateur “Ham” radio operator.  He was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church. His wife, the former Mary Alice DOUD, preceeed in death.

Surviving are two sons, Eddie [BROWN], Van Buren, Ind., and Jimmy “Whitey” BROWN, Marion; two brothers, Omer BROWN, Greentown, and Robert BROWN, Kokomo; six grndhildren, and six great-grandchildren.

 

Tuesday, November 27, 1984

 

Ruth C. Tyler

Ruth Carol TYLER, 44, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 2:10 p.m. Monday in St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been a patient since Oct. 17.  She had been in failing health the past year.  She was born June 28, 1940 in Hammond to Carroll and Mary BURNS MILLER.  She moved from Lowell to Rochester in 1969.  She was married in Lowell Dec. 27, 1958 to Robert TYLER, who survives.  She was a member of the Liberty Baptist church.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, David [TYLER], Piedmont Bible College, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Peter [TYLER], Rt. 6, Rochester, and a brother, Richard [MILLER], Cedar Lake.  The parents preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m.until time of services.


 

Wednesday, November 28, 1984 to Thursday, November 29, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, November 30, 1984

 

Dr. William Middleton

Dr. William MIDDLETON, 86, of 204 N. Michigan St., Argos, a retired dentist, died at 6:45 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient about two weeks.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Edna M. Brower

Edna M. BROWER, 76, of 300 E. Fourth St., died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Prairie View Rest Home, Warsaw, where she had been a patient a week.  She had been ill five weeks.

She was born June 29, 1908 in Bantry, N.D., to Fred and Maude SAVAGE HARRIS.  She moved here from Canada 60 years ago.  She was married April 18, 1931 in Peru to Forrest CALVERT, who died Nov. 9, 1952.  On Oct. 17, 1964 in Rochester, she was married to Richard BROWER, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are five daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Mary) ROCK, Tippecanoe; Mrs. Robert (Clara) REESER, Mrs. Richard (Helen) ENYART and Mrs. Bud (Barbara) TULLIS, all of Rochester, ad Carol SAENZ, Mishawaka; a son, James CALVERT, Rochester; three step-sons, Bill and Robert CALVERT, both of Rochester, and Jack BROWER, Nappanee;  a step-daughter, Mrs. Manuel (Beverly) RAYA, Laredo, Texas; thirty-five grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Drisco (Margie) KREIGBAUM and Mrs. Anthony (Rena) FOLLMER, both of Culver, ad Mrs. Joe (Thelma) BOETSMA, Hobe Sound, Fla.  A son a step-son, a grandson and two brothers preceded in death.

 

Betty R. Gillespie

Betty Rose GILLESPIE, 60, Silver Lake and Akron areas, died at 9:15 p.m.Wednesday in Grace Village Health Care Center, Winona Lake.

She was born Aug. 2, 1924 in Silver Lake to Joshua M. and Mary May SHERBURN GILLESPIE.  She was a former employee of Playtime Co., Warsaw, and the former Chamberlin Products, Akron.  She was a member of the North Winona Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Fredrick R. (Maxine) KUHN, Warsaw, and a brother, William M. [GILLESPIE], Silver Lake.

Three sisters preceded in death.

Services wil be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chamness Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Lester YOUNG officiating.  Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials May be made to Grace Village Health Care Center.
Saturday, December 1, 1984

 

Dr. William Middleton

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos for Dr. William MIDDLETON, 86, of 204 N. Michigan St., Argos.  A retired dentist, he died at 6:45 a.m. Friday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient about two weeks.

The Rev. Charles BLOOMER will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with military rites by the Argos American Legion.  Friends may call from       4 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

He was born Aug. 2, 1898 in Chicago, Ill., to Jesse and Alice THORNBURG MIDDLETON.  He was married in 1924 in Rochester to Eva M. HUBBARD, who died Jan. 26, 1972.  A 1922 graduate of the Illinois Dental School, he practiced dentistry 60 years - two years in Chicago and 58 years in Argos.  H was a retired U.S. Army colonel, serving during World War I and II.  He was a member of the Argos American Legion the Izaak Walton League, the Argos Congregational Christian Church, was a member and past president of the Argos Lions Club, a former member of the Argos Masonic Lodge, a life member of the American Dental Association, a member of the Indiana Dental Association, the North Central Dental Society, and member and past presidet of the Kosciusko County Dental Society.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mary Jean McCLINTIC, Monticello; a granddaughter, Lisa Ann MIDDLETON, Fort Wayne; three grandsons, William W. and Scott, both of Fort Wayne, and Michael [MIDDLETON] Elyria, Ohio, and three great-grandchildren.  A son, William [MIDDLETON], preceded in death.

 

Monday, December 3, 1984 to Tuesday, December 4, 1984

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, December 5, 1984

 

Mary D. Price

Mary D. PRICE, 60, Rt. 1, Lucerne, died at 2 p.m. Sunday in John Sealy University Hospital, Galveston, Texas.

She was born Aug. 22, 1924 in Detroit, Mich., to Paul and Victoria Opal FISHER KING.  She was married Jan. 7, 1941 in Kokomo to John J. PRICE, who survives.  She was a retired school teacher at Caston, and was a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, John J. [PRICE] Jr. and Michael King [PRICE], both of Rt. 1, Lucerne; two brothers, Darl BAKER, Rt. 3, Logansport, and Carl E. BAKER, Rt. 2, Walton; a sister, Carol McMAKEN, Butler, and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward OWENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fletchers Lake Cemetery.  Arrangements are handled by the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.
Thursday, December 6, 1984

 

Burdette R. Walton

Burdette R. WALTON, 68, Glasgow, Ky., died Wednesday evening in Glasgow.

He was born Dec. 8, 1916 in Albion to Claude and Fan WALTON.  He was married in 1982 to Jean COFFEE, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Priscilla SULLIVAN, Denver, Colo.; a granddaughter; a grandson; a greatrandchkld, and three sisters, Joesphine ELIN, Rochester; Jayne BUTZ, Albion, and Peg WALTON, Hopkinsville, Ky.  A brother, Jim [WALTON], of Rochester, preceded in death.

Services will be Saturday in the A. F. Crow Funeral Home, Glasfow, Ky.  Burial will be in Glasgow.

 

Wayne Willard

Wayne WILLARD, 41, Akron, died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill since March.

He was born Dec. 1, 1943 in Tennessee to Lloyd and Gladys DRENNON WILLARD.  In 1950, he moved from Tennessee to Akron.  He worked for Whitley Manufacturing, South Whitley.

Surviving are the mother, Gladys WILLARD, Warsaw; a daughter, Valerie WILLARD, and a son, David [WILLARD], both of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. James (Frances June) DILLARD, Lebanon, Tenn.; Mrs. Charles (Margaret) RAMSEY Shepherd, Mich.; Mrs. Claude (Maryann) SWAFFORD, Warsaw, and Mrs. Billy (Janie) SITTS, Akron, and six brothers, Lloyd Pete [WILLARD], Warsaw; Danny [WILLARD], Columbia City; Anthony [WILLARD], Akron; Johnny [WILLARD], Tennessee, James [WILLARD], Silver Lake, and Charles [WILLARD], Warsaw.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. John MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Friday until time of services.

 

Jim Kepner

Jim KEPNER, 89, Miami County, died at 8:35 a.m. today in Heritage Nursing Home, West Lafayette.  Arrangements are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Zeltha Smith

Word has been received today of the death of Zeltha SMITH, formerly of Rochester.  She died Nov. 25 in Silver Springs, Md.  She was a manager of the former Lord’s Dress Shop, Rochester.
Walter Hunneshagen

Walter HUNNESHAGEN, 62, of 800 E. Fourth St. (Waterhaven Apartments), died at 8:25 a.m. today in Canterbury ZManor Nursing Home, where he lived the past two weeks.  He had been ill two years.

He was born Oct. 27, 1922 in the Kewanna and Bruce Lake community to Eugene and Fannie LANDIS HUNNESHAGEN.  He was a lifetime Fulton County resident.  He had been a radio operator and dispatcher for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, retirig in 1980 after 22 years.  He was a charter member of the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club, and was a member of the American Radio Relay League, the Fraternal Order of Police and Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving are a sister, Kathryn CENTER, Alrington, Va.; two brothers, Ralph [HUNNESHAGEN], Rt. 4, Rochester, and Chester [HUNNESHAGEN], Charlston, W. Va., and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Hugh [HUNNESHAGEN], died in 1963.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Dessa Brugh

Dessa BRUGH, 90, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver, formerly of 19550 Nutmeg Road, Argos, died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, where she had been a patient about two weeks.

She was born Feb. 2, 1894 in Wabash to Riley and Lavina COOPER WILHELM, and was a lifetime area resident.  She was married Oct. 12, 1912 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Donald BRUGH, who died Oct. 7, 1956.  She attended the Santa Anna Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Geraldine TIMMS, Argos; two sons, Kenneth [BRUGH], Aurora, Ill., and Ernest [BRUGH], Mountain Home, Ark.; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  A daughter and a grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Revs. Richard LEWKE and Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Jack A. Hudson

Jack A. HUDSON, 77, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in his home.

He was born Nov. 24, 1907 in Mentone and was a lifetime area resident.  He was married June 12, 1938 in Bourbon to Carol FAULKNER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and member of the Gospel Tabernacle, Warsaw, and Marshall County Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Brenda SHEPPARD, Tippecanoe, and Linda WALSTON, Spartansburg, S.C.; a son, Dennis [HUDSON], Columbia City, and ten grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gospel Tabernacle with the Rev. John REID officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday at the church for an hour before services.
Friday, December 7, 1984

 

Burdette R. Walton

Burdette R. WALTON, 67, 108 Woods Dr., Glasgow, Ky., died Wednesday evening in a convalescent center there.

Born Dec. 8, 1916 in Indiana, he married Wilma Jean BOWLES.  He was a veteran of WWII.

Surviving include his wife, one daughter, Priscilla SULLIVAN, Denver, Colo.; one step-daughter, Karen NEAL, Edmonton, Ky.; three sisters, Josephine ELIN, Rochester; Jayne BUTZ, Albion, Ind.; Peggy WALTON, Hopkinsville, Ky.; two grandchildren; one step-grandchild and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday (Central Time) at Memory Chapel of A. F. Crow and Son Funeral Home, Glasgow, with burial in the Randolph Cemetery in Metcalf County, Ky.

 

Theodore A. Jennens

Theodore Arthur “T.A.” JENNENS, 88, formerly of Beaver Dam, died Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born Jan. 5, 1896 in Carnegie, Pa., to Benjamine Willis Edward and Ada Elizabeth HARVEY JENNENS.  On Aug. 14, 1915, he was married in Newport, Ky., to Lottie V. HOWARD, who died in 1968.  He owned Gary Clinical Laboratories, Gary, and retired in 1959.  In 1966, he built and operated Freezer Fresh Drive-In, Akron.

Surviving are a son, Albert [JENNENS], Akron; two daughters, Ruth LONG, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles (Betty) BIGLER, Crown Point; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Hazel STRAUSS, El Paso, Texas, and Ethel REEVES, Winter Garden, Fla.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne R. JOHNSON officiating.  The Schoedinger Funeral Home, Columbus, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

 

James M. Kepner

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for James M. KEPNER, 89, Peru, formerly of Denver, who died at 8:35 a.m. Thursday in Heritage Health Care, West Lafayette.

The Revs William SHEWMAN and Richard BENNET will officiate, and burial will be in the Galveston Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Denver United Methoist Church Memorial Fund.

He was born Sept. 9, 1895 in Miami County to Harvey and Julia DAWSON KEPNER.  He was married Feb. 13, 1924 to Nora CARNINE, who died March 21, 1941.  On June 16, 1942 in Leesburg, he was married to Hazel M. MILLER, who died June 1, 1971.  He was a retired farmer, a World War I veteran, and a member of the Denver United Methodist Church and the Mexico Masonic Lodge.  He was former chairman of the board of Peru Federal Savings and Loan, a former Miami County auditor, and a former Jefferson Township trustee.

Surviving are a son, William C. ]KEPNER], West Lafayette; a daughter, Norma IMHOOF, Denver; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  A grandson, a sister and a brother preceded in death.
Roy E. McIntire

Roy Edward “Dutch” McINTIRE, 85, Rt. 5, Rochester (Camp Shohola), died at 3 p.m. Thursday at his home.  He was born Oct. 23, 1899 in Rochester to Thomas Riley and Emma COLLINS McINTIRE, and was a lifetime Fulton County resident.  He was married Sept. 28, 1927 in South Bend to Mabel L. WHITTENBERGER, who survives.  He was a retired mason and a member of the National Rifle Association.

Surviving with the wife are a son, John E. [McINTIRE], Ansemo, Calif. three granddaughters, Mary Ann McINTIRE, Chicago; Lorraine McINTIRE, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Mrs. Larry (Roberta) KLEMMER, Elkhart, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Nellie C. Grass

Nellie C. GRASS, 89, Rt. 5, Warsaw, died at 7 a.m. today in Prairie View Nursing Home, Warsaw, where she was a patient six months.  She was born July 14, 1895 in Fulton County to James and Mina BUSENBURG MYERS.  She was married July 27, 1915 in Rochester to William GRASS, who died in July 1970.  She attended the Mentone Church of Christ.

Surviving are a daughter, Wilma BARKMAN, Rochester; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A son prceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with Brother T.R. JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, December 8, 1984

 

Frederick C. Alderfer

Frederick Clinton ALDERFER, 63, of 212 Fulton Ave., died at 2:20 a.m. today shortly after being admitted to Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for five years.

He was born Jan. 12, 1921 in Rochester to Carl and Ruth AULT ALDERFER, who preceded in death. He lived here his entire life.  He was married on June 30, 1949 in Rochester to Elizbeth G. DAVIDSON, who survives.  A truck driver, he retired in 1982 from Morry’s Ready-Mix.  He attended the Church of God, Rochester.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the European Theater during World War I.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Richard [ALDERFER], Leiters Ford; Charles [ALDERFER[, Etna Green, and Stephen [ALDERFER], Warsaw; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. William (Jessie) ARMSTRONG, Mexico; Mrs. Earl (Ruby) THOMPSON and Mrs. Mary BRUCE, both of Mentone, and Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) GRIMES, Tippecanoe; six brothers, Myron [ALDERFER], Rochester; Earl [ALDERFER], Fort Wayne; Merle [ALDERFER], Laketon; Clyde [ALDERFER], Mentone; Wayne [ALDERFER], Cromwell, and Howard [ALDERFER], Warsaw.  A brother, Lloyd [ALDERFER], was killed in the Korea War.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. C.J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to the hour of services on Monday.  The Rochester American Legion Post and the Manitou VFW Post will conduct military graveside rites.


 

Monday, December 10, 1984

 

Geneva E. Davis

Geneva E. DAVIS, 87, formerly of the Rochester and Kewanna areas, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in South Bend Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for 2 1/2 weeks.

She was born Sept. 26, 1897 in Delong to John E. and Dora BRAMAN GOTTSCHALK and lived most of her life in this area.  Three years ago, she moved to the home of her daughter, Dorothy MELVILLE, of Granger, Ind.  She was married Oct. 11, 1915 in Rochester to Roy DAVIS, who died Aug. 24, 1963.  She was a member of the Kewanna Christian Church.

Surviving with the daughter are four sons, Robert [DAVIS], Rt. 5, Rochester; Ray and Charles [DAVIS], both Abilene, Texas, and Ralph [DAVIS], Norcorss, Ga.; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elnora LIND, Miramar, Fla., and Mrs. Vachel (Ruth) WALTERS, Kewanna.  Three daughters, two sons and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Ron D. MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Shaffer Cemetery near Kewanna.  Friends may call from 2:30 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Carolyn Ensign

Carolyn ENSIGN, 69, native of Rochester, died Saturday morning about 8 o’clock in the Naples (Fla.) hospital after an extended illness.

Born in this city Feb. 28, 1915, she was the daughter of Guy and Mary DAWSON BARR.  She was a graduate of Rochester High School and of Northwestern University.  Her marriage was Oct. 16, 1937, to Frederick ENSIGN, who preceded in death.

Mrs. Ensign had resided in Naples in recent years, having moved there from Boise, Idaho.  She was a member of the Unity Church in Naples.

Surviving are a son, Col. Richard ENSIGN of the U.S. Air Force; a daughter, Carol Ann [ENSIGN], five grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Joan) TIPMORE, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Memorial services were held today at the Unity Church in Naples with cremation to follow.  Donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

 

Virgil Gerlach

Services were at 1:30 p.m. today for Virgil A. GERLACH, 62, Lucerne, who died of a heart attack at 7:53 p.m. Friday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill for some time.

The Rev. Stuart ROSE officiated the rites and burial was in the Kistler Cemetery near Royal Center.  The McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport was in charge of services.

Mr. Gerlach was born Aug. 15, 1922 in Hammond to Arthur G. and Glenn BONNELL GERLACH.  He was married in Winamac on Nov.8, 1941 to Marie ZEIDER, who survives.  He moved to Lucerne from east of Fulton.  He was a deacon of the Lucerne Christian Church, a past president of the Lucerne Lions Club, and was a U.S. Marine during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Joyce [GERLACH], Lucerne, and Barbara McLELAND, Rt. 2, Royal Center; three sons, Robert [GERLACH], Greenwood, and Tom and Dean [GERLACH], both of Lucerne; the father and step-mother, Arthur and Freda GERLACH, Royal Center; two brothers, Darl [GERLACH], Logansport, and George [GERLACH], Monticello, and seven grandchildren.
Tuesday, December 11, 1984

 

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Wednesday, December 12, 1984

 

Richard L. Smith

Richard Lee SMITH, 64, Minocqua, Wis., died Saturday at his home.

He was born Dec. 11, 1920 in Fulton County to Melvin and Della OVERMYER SMITH.  He moved from Fulton County to Wisconsin 12 years ago.  He was a retired logger and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a brother, Don L. [SMITH], Rt. 5, Logansport; a nephew, Dean SMITH, Rochester, and a niece, Marilee KROUL, Marshall, Mich.  Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Graveside services will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemeterh at a later date.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Carol L. Powell

Carol L. KINDIG POWELL, 49, Noblesville, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

She was born Nov. 13, 1935 in Akron to Herman and Nina RHODES KINDIG.  She moved to Noblesville 20 years ago.  She had worked at Firestone Industrial Rubber Products, Farm Bureau Insurance and the Dillinger Association.