FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1985

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1985

 

Wednesday, January 2, 1985

 

Mabel A. Smith

Mabel A. SMITH, 97, Mexico, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

She was born July 24, 1887 in Cass County to Clement L. and Martha FOX ANDERSON.  In October 1910, she married Melvin E. SMITH, who died in February 1926.  A retired school teacher, she had attended Ashland College, Ohio, and Manchester College.  She taught in two one-room schools, Pollet and Stringtown; a Mexico Orphan’s Home, and at Denver and Mexico Elementary Schools, all in Jefferson Township, Miami County.  She retired after 34 years, then taught at Gateway Center, Peru, when it first began.  She was a charter- and 50-year member and first worthy matron of Vashti Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Mexico; a former member of White Shrine, Logansport, and was a member of the Mexico First Brethren Church.

Surviving are two sons, Clement E. [SMITH], New Albany, and Medford W. [SMITH], Overland, Kan.; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Two sisters, Mildred IRELAND and Sarah ANDERSON, preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru, with the Rev. Austin GABLE officiating.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from    3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  The Order of Eastern Star will conduct services at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Mexico First Brethren Church.

 

Gail J. Morrett

Gail J. MORRETT, 86, of 1160 Manchester Ave., Wabash, died at 11:55 a.m.Tuesday in Wabash County Hospital.

He was born Dec. 25, 1898 in Miami County to William and Rilla RHODES MORRETT.  He lived in Wabash 60 years.  On Aug.12, 1922 in Fulton County, he married Ruth BECKER, who died in 1971.

Surviving are a son, Richard [MORRETT[, Rt. 3, Wabash; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Garrett and Sloane Colonial Mortuary, 1177 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Arthur LEDEBUHR officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, January 3, 1985

 

Dr. Glen G. Musselman

Dr. Glen G. MUSSELMAN, 79, Terre Haute, died Tuesday at 2:20 p.m. in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

He was born Sept. 21, 1905 in Macy to Franklin D. and Maude E. ZARTMAN MUSSELMAN.  He was married to Theresa PETROSINELLI, who survives.  He was a retired medical doctor.  A graduate of Macy High School, Indiana University and Indiana University of Medicine, he interned at St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis. He moved to Terre Haute, where he practiced general medicine several years.  He was president of the medical staff at St. Anthony Hospital in 1941 and was chief anesthesiologist for 25 years.  He was a member of the Vigo County Medical Society, the Indiana State Medical Association and the Courtesy Staff at Union Hospital, and was president o the Indsana Society of Anesthesiologists in 1960.  He also practiced at St. Mary of the Woods College Infirmary and Vermillion County Hospital.

In 1972, he moved to Wakefield, R.I., where he practiced at South County Hospital while semi-retired.  In Wakefield, he was a member of Washington County and Rhode Island societies.  He returned to Terre Haute, where he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute and Elks Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Noelle DAULTON and Nelrose BRYANT, both of Rochester; Nikki ONSTOTT, Parsippany, N.J., and Nancy SMITH, Colorado Springes, Colo.; a son, Nils T. [MUSSELMAN], South Easton, Mass.; three sisters, Mrs. Sam SMITH, Indianapolis; Mrs. Kenneth SAVAGE, Macy, and Mrs. Ron POWELL, Rochester; a brother, Donald [MUSSELMAN], Warsaw; fourteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Callahan Funeral Home East Chapel, Terre Haute, with the Rev. Joseph RICKARDS officiating.  Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Hauts.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

 

William I. Mills

William Ivan MILLS, 92, Community Care Center West, Portland, died this morning, at Jay County Hospital.

He was born Mat 29, 1892 in Kosciusko County to Isaac and Mary RITTENHOUSE MILLS.  He was married March 4, 1920 to Flossie SCHLOSSER, who died May 30, 1969.  He was a retired salesman and manager for D.K. Fertilizer Plant, Peru. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of Friends Church, Portland, and the American Legion.

Surviving are two brothers, Wayne [MILLS], Rochester, and Paul [MILLS], Peru; two sisters, Gladys LANDERS, Dayton, Ohio, and Mary Maxine BLACK, Peru, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, with the Rev. Paul WILLIAMSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Green Park Cemetery, Portland.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Charles Runkle Jr.

Charles RUNKLE Jr., 63, Rt. 2, Rochester (Barr Lake), died at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday at his home.  He had been in failing health three months.

He was born June 7, 1921 in Huntington County to Charles and Rosa BANKS RUNKLE.  He moved here from Hartford City in 1960.  He was married Feb. 21, 1965 in South Bend to Eloise ALEXANDER, who survives.  He was a retired welder and pipe fitter, and he and his wife owned ad operated Lakeview Campground, Barr Lake.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Sandra CRUMP and Mrs. Larry (Sheri) TOWNSEND, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. Charles (Conne) GABY, Argos; a son, Rick BUBP, Argos; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Paul (Betty) NICHOLSON, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Ralph (Lola) GREY, Tipton, and Mrs. Gary (Marybelle) COLBURN, Wabash, and a brother, Harry [RUNKLE], Sheboygan, Wis.  Two grandsons and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Revs. Junior BOSE and Gary JAMES 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 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Rosemary Deuter

Graveside services will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery at Plymouth at 2 p.m. Saturday for Rosemary DEUTER, 58, Phoenix, Ariz.  She died Dec. 21 in Phoenix.

Surviving are two sons, David [DEUTER], Orland, Ind., and Leigh [DEUTER], Phoenix; two granddaughters’ the mother, of Phoenix, and a sister, Connie MILLER, Phoenix. There will be no visitation.  The Grossman Funeral Home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, January 4, 1985

 

Margaret E. Wibel

Margaret E. WIBEL, 84, Twelve Mile, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

She was born Aug. 8, 1900 in Denver to Charles E. and Ella May FRIEND GRIMES.  She was first married to Jay CORNELL.  On May 14, 1930, she was married to Benjamin H. WIBEL, who died Jan. 10, 1977.  She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Gordon CORNELL, Fort Wayne; Walter Dean CORNELL, Mishawaka, and Ronald WIBEL, Matteson, Ill.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a sister, Fern GRIMES, Fort Wayne.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Howard C. LINDLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, January 5, 1985

 

Victor Slanac

Victor SLANAC, 69, OF 3216 South Chippewa St., Muncie, died at 8:30 a.m. today in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Roy Collins

Roy COLLINS, 88, Macy, died at 12:40 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he was a patient for three weeks.  He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born Dec. 6, 1896 in the Millark community to Lawrence and Mary Ellen SLISHER COLLINS.  He had resided most of his life in the Macy community.  He was married Dec. 24, 1919 in Rochester to Edith WORMAN, who survives.  He was a retired bulk truck driver for the Farm Bureau Co-op and a member of the Macy Christian Church.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and formerly was a member of the World War I Barracke.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Arlene PALMER, Wabash; five sons, Herbert [COLLINS], Indianapolis; Robert [COLLINS], South Bend; Norman [COLLINS], Macy; Donald [COLLINS], Milford, Mich., and Larry COLLINS, Lebanon; twelve grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Macy Plainview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Monday, January 7, 1985

 

Victor Slanac

Victor SLANAC, 69, of 3216 S. Chippewa Lane, Muncie, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.  He had been in failing health 1 1/2 years.

He was born March 1, 1915 in Yugoslavia to George and Violet ZANIER SLANAC.  He lived most of his life in Hammond before moving to Muncie 7 1/2 years ago.  He was married Aug. 6, 1960 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul FLOOR, Silver Lake, to Irene FLOOR, who survives.  He was a retired machinist, formerly employed by Carter Controls Co., Lansing, Ill.  He was a member of the Silver Creek, Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are four children, eight grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and nieces and nephews.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Silver Creek Church of God northeast of Akron with the Revs. Randly L. SAMUELS and Herbert MILLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron from      5 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday at the church for an hour before services.
Edward P. Carroll

Edward P. CARROLL, 61, of 300 E. 18th St., died Saturday evening in South Bend Memorial Hospital following an eiht-month illness.

He was born Dec. 15, 1923 in Orange County to Porter and Olive JACOBS CARROLL.  He was married to Maxine STEPHENS, who surives.  He was a foreman at Sealed Power Corp.  A former resident of Cathage and Knightstown, he was a 1941 graduate of Knightstown High School and was a member of East Street Christian Church, Carthage.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jim [CARROLL], Milwaukee, Wis., and Capt. Patrick [CARROLL], Fort Hood, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Deanna) WHITAKER, Greenfield; a grandson; three brothers, Bob [CARROLL], Shirley; Charles [CARROLL], Cape Coral, Fla., and Norman [CARROLL], Knightstown, and the step-mother, Dortha CARROLL, Knightstown.

Services will be at 10 a.m.Tuesday in the Butcher Funeral Home, Knightstown, with the Rev. David GREENFIELD officiating.  Burial will be in the Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to he East Street Christian Church.

 

Tuesday, January 8, 1985

 

Mary Lou Douglass

Mary Lou DOUGLASS, 53, of 1501 Jefferson St., died at 4:35 p.m. Monday at her home.  She had been ill four months.

She was born April 12, 1931 in Rochester to Clarence and Goldie BRYANT O’CONNELL, and lived most of her life in this area.  On Nov. 20, 1950 in Rochester, she married Dale DOUGLASS.  She worked at First Federal Savings Bank.  She was a Rochester High School graduate and was a member of the First Christian Church, the Women of the Moose, and Parents Without Partners.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Karen) MOORE, Rochester; two sons, David ]DOUGLASS], Rochester, and Kurt [DOUGLASS], Indianapolis; the mother, Goldie O’CONNELL, 1234 Rochester Blvd.; three grandchildren, Craig MOORE and Daniel and Leslie DOUGLASS; two sisters, Mrs. George (Inabelle) TRABER, LaFontaine, and Mrs. Joe (Sharon) MORRIS, Rochester, and a brother, Lee [O’CONNELL[, Wabash.

Private services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Society or to the Fulton County Mental Health Association.
Evelyn H. Bucher

Evelyn H. BUCHER, 61, Lot 23, Village Hamlet, North Manchester, died at 10 p.m. Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.  She had been in failing health 14 months.

She was born Feb. 20, 1923 in Ivyton, Ky., to Oscar and Samantha CRACE HOPKINS, and was a lifelong resident of the Akron and North Manchester areas.  She was married to Earl D. BUCHER, who died May 4, 1970.  She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda UTTER, North Manchester; two sons, Elbie [BUCHER], Sarasota, Fla., and Tom [BUCHER], Rt. 2, Silver Lake; a step-daughter, Myra WADE, California; a step-son, Jim, Rt. 1, Akron; the mother, Samantha HOPKINS, Akron, and three sisters, Elloree FLETCHER ad Josephine BUCHER, both of Akron, and Earlene STONE, Fort Wayne.  A sister, Irene [HOPKINS], and a step-brother, Lonnie HOPKINS, preceded in death. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Randy L. SAMUELS officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

 

Wednesday, January 9, 1985

 

Jeannette E. Sellers

Jeannette E. SELLERS, 68,. of 107 Broadway, Argos, died at 12:25 a.m. today in her home following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 30, 1916 in Michigan to the Rev. William and Bell BLEAM.  She moved from Florida to Argos in 1979.  On Dec. 21, 1946 in Plymouth, she married Joseph SELLERS, who survives.  A retired school teacher, she had taught for 37 years, nine in Indiana and 28 in Florida.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday School, and of the Florida Teachers Retirement Association.

Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Rose ROWE, Knox; Patricia BREEN, Oak Forest, Ill.; Sandra DeBOSE, Zephyrhills, Fla., and Betty SEARS, Denver, Colo.; a son, Frederick, SMITH, Linden, grandchildren; a sister, Margaret MARTS, San Antonio, Texas, and a brother, Myron [SELLERS], New York, N.Y.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Argos United Methodist church with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday at the church for an hour before services.
Mary C. Burke

Mary C. BURKE, 78, Caywood Mobile Home Court, died at noon Tuesday in Chase Center, Logansport.  She had been in failing health 1 1/2 years.

She was born Sept. 26, 1906 in Springfield, Mo. to George F. and Julia DYKES BECKER.  She moved here from Riverside, Calif. two years ago.  On July 29, 1938 in Huntington Park, Calif., she married Lloyd A. BURKE, who died May 30, 1980.  A retired elementary school teacher, she had taught for 40 years in the Los Angeles, Calif. city school system.  She was a graduate of the University of Southern California, and had attended the United Methodist church in LaPalma, Calif.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donovan “Pete” (Judy) PETERSON, Gregory Farm Village; a son, Fred [BURKE], Stockton, Calif., and two granddaughters, Jill  and Julie PETERSON, Gregory Farm Village.  A brother, Sidney [BECKER], died in 1977.

Memorial  services will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Veterans Administration National Cemetery in Riverside.  There will be no visitation.

 

Thursday, January 10, 1985

 

Willard D. Gordon

Willard D. GORDON, 25, of 114 E. Third St., died Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Rochester police.

Police were notified of the suicide at 3:18 p.m. by John BEESON, 307 W. Ninth St., in whose apartment Gordon had been staying the last several days.  Beeson found the body in the apartment when he arrived home from work. County Coroner Joyce GOOD said an exact time of death has not been determined.  There will be no autopsy, she said.

City police said the weapon Gordon used is a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol.  Mrs. Good said several suicide notes were found in the apartment.

Gordon worked at Rochester Metal Products Co. and was a member of the Indiana Army National Guard, Warsaw.

He was born March 31, 1959, in Winchester to Van A. GORDON and Iris McDONALD GORDON.  Van Gordon died in 1980.

Surviving with the mother are the wife, Cherrie [GORDON], and a son, Lance Edward [GORDON], both of Mentone; two brothers, Charles A. [GORDON], Farmland, and William D. [GORDON], Winchester; a sister, Mrs. Darlene APPLING, Temperance, Mich., and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thornburg and Davis Funeral Home on Indiana 32 between Farmland and Parker City in Randolph County.  The Rev. Rex COLLINS will officiate.  Burial will be in the Buena Vista Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 ro 4 p.m. and      7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Friday, January 11, 1985

 

Ralph D. Rans

Ralph D. RANS, 69, Rt. 1, Lucerne, died at 8:30 a.m. today at his home.  He had been ill six years.

He was born Aug. 2, 1915 in Fulton County to Charles and Ethel FRY RANS and was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Cass counties.  He was married to Mildred VanMETER in 1939 in Cass County; she died in 1966.  He was married to Mary Ellen LOVE YOUNG in 1967 in Mexico; she survives.  He was retired from the Cass County Highway Department and was a farmer.  He attended the Metea Baptist Church.

Surviving with the wife ar two sons, James R. [RANS], Rocheter, and Richard L. [RANS], Rt. 1, Logansport; a step-son, Andrew J. YOUNG, Bradenton, Fla.; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Merl (Maxine) KISTLER, Fulton.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at Fulton with the Rev. Bryan CLEMENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday until time of services.

 

Lillian Ingram

Lillian INGRAM, 80, Kewanna, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Nov. 19, 1904 in Kewanna to Woodson and Catherine BARNETT NELSON.  She was married June 29, 1924 in Kewanna to Charles Lee INGRAM, who died July 18, 1978.  She was retired from Winamac Coil Spring Co., Kewanna, and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving are four sons, Richard [INGRAM], Kewanna; Jay [INGRAM], Indianapolis; Bill [INGRAM], Beaufort, N.C., and Don [INGRAM], Hubert, N.C.; a daughter, Shirley BUSSERT, Kewanna, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A son, the mother and father and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Barnett Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, January 12, 1985

 

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Monday, January 14, 1985

 

George J. Craig

Former Fulton County Commissioner George J. CRAIG, 67, Rt. 1, Mentone (Newcastle Township), died at 1:20 a.m. today in his home after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 9, 1918 in Kosciusko County to Oren and Grace COOK CRAIG.  He lived all of his life in this area.  He was married July 28, 1940 in Akron to Elnora GROSS, who survives.  He was the founder of Craig’s Welding and Manufacturing at Rt. 1, Mentone.  He was a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge, the Shrine and Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne and the Rochester Moose Lodge.  He was Newcastle Township trustee from 1962-70, and a Fulton County commissioner from 1972-80.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Jerilyn PETERSON, Rt. 2, Rochester; Janet EWING, Etna Green, and Pam WICKENS, Rt. 4, Warsaw; two sons, Don and John [CRAIG], both of Mentone; two sisters, Mrs. Doris (Mildred) HARROLD, Akron, and Mrs. Raymond (Susie) RILEY, Kokomo; a brother, William P. [CRAIG], Akron thirteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and a step-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Rodney RUBERG officiating.  Burial wil be in the Sycamore Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday after 2 p.m.  Masonic services will be Tuesday evening in the memorial home.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center or to the Cancer Fund.

 

Harry S. Adkins

Harry S. ADKINS, 85, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru

He was born Sept. 2, 1899 in Tipton County to John W. and Mary Elizabeth MILLER ADKINS.  He was married July 10, 1928 in Johnson City, Kan., to Wanda M. SWANK, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren, a member and past master of the Mexico Masonic Lodge, and member and past patron of the Vashti chapter of the Eastern Star.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, B.J. [ADKINS], New Albany, and B.R. [ADKINS], Tell City; a daughter, Mona COSTELLO, Logansport; twelve grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna MINK, Frankfort, and Alta PLUNKETT, Indianapolis, and four brothers, William [ADKINS], Columbia City; Chester [ADKINS], Rt. 3, Peru; Ray [ADKINS], Frankfort, and Lloyd [ADKINS], Sedalia.  Two grandchildren, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, wih the Rev. Donald RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park near Logansport on U.S. 24.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today.  Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Indiana Masonic Home.
John E. Groover

John E. GROOVER, 58, of 712 N. First St., Kentland, died Sunday morning at his home.  He had been ill several years.

He was born Jan. 5, 1927 in Pittsboro.  He was married March 23, 1946 in Kewanna to Jane FRIEDRICH, who survives.  He lived in Rochester 18 years before moving to Kentland in the late 1960s.  While in Rochester, he was a maintenance man for Armour Creamery.  In Kentland, he and his wife were caretakers and members of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Joe R. [GROOVER], and a daughter, Mrs. James (Mary Jane) SAMMONS, both of Kentland; two brothers, Robert [GROOVER], Pittsboro, and Richard [GROOVER], Danville; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Jane) HEISLER, Rochester, and six grandchildren.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kentland with the Rev. George LANNING officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery there.  Friends may call at the McMullan and Stitz Funeral Home, Kentland, from 4 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Thomas Jones

Thomas “Tim” JONES, 70, Twelve Mile, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 6, 1914 in Thornhope to Gilbert and Effie CLOUSE JONES.  He was married Dec. 19, 1942 in Lucerne to Alice WALLACE, who survives.  He was a retired railroader for Penn Central, was a plumber, and was a member of the Elks Lodge, Logansport.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Melvin L. [JONES], Medaryville, and Roger L. [JONES], Twelve Mile; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three sisters, Marcile AZBELL and Iris RUFFNER, both of Logansport, and Alberta JONES, LaPorte, and two brothers, Harry [JONES], LaPorte, and Calvin [JONES], Logansport.  Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, January 15, 1985

 

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Wednesday, January 16, 1985

 

Fred P. Surguy

Fred P. SURGUY, 83, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw.

He was born Sept. 18, 1901 in Fulton County to Allen and Stella IRVING SURGUY.  He was a lifetime resident of the Mentone and Talma areas.  On Aug. 24, 1929, he married Agnes R. LONG, who died in June 1980.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are three nieces and a nephew, Rollie SURGUY, Warsaw.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial wil be in the Leesburg Cemetery.  Friends may call from      2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Craig W. Billman

Craig W. “Wally” BILLMAN, 67, Hollywood, Fla., died this morning in Raulerson Memorial Hospitl, Okeechobee, Fla.  His wife, Lorene ZARTMAN BILLMAN, survives.  He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Voris ZARTMAN, Fulton.  Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton.

 

Thursday, January 17, 1985

 

Craig W. Billman

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton for Craig W. “Wally” BILLMAN, 66, of 2225 N. 38th St., Hollywood, Fla.  He died at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Raulerson Memorial Hospital, Okeechobee, Fla.

The Rev. Edward OWENS will officiate, and burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday until time of services.

He was born Jan. 25, 1918 in Argos to William F. and Elsie KOSANKE BILLMAN.  He moved from Winfield, Ill., to Hollywood in 1969.  He was married Feb. 21, 1943 in Gainesville, Texas to Lorene ZARTMAN, who survives.  He joined the Veterans Administration in 1945 and retired in 1983 as finance officer of the V.A. Hospital at Miami, Fla.  A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He was a member of the Winfield United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Marianne BILLMAN, Akron; three sons, Steven [BILLMAN], West Jordan, Utah; David [BILLMAN], Fullerton, Calif., and Gregory [BILLMAN], Hollywood; two grandchildre; a brother, Vernon [BILLMAN], Argos, and the parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Voris ZARTMAN, Fulton.

 

Marcia Bryant

Marcia BRUBAKER BRYANT, 78, Fort Wayne, died at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday in Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne.

She was born Jan. 18, 1906 in Chicago, Ill., to Fred and Isabell WILSON BRUBAKER.  She was married Nov. 24, 1927 to Wilfred H. BRYANT, who died in 1979.  She spent her childhood in Rochester and, as an adult, summered at Lake Manitou.  She moved to Fort Wayne in 1946.

She was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church at Fort Wayne, was president of the church Guild, was a member of PEO Sisterhood, Chapter A.E. Duodecimo, was on the board of Fort Wayne Art School, was a member of the Fort Wayne Women’s Club and its Fine Arts Department, and was president of the Newcomers Club.

Surviving are a son, David T. [BRYANT], Rochester, and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Klaehn’s Chalfant-Perry Chapel, Fort Wayne.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. to time of services on Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Byron Health Center.
Paul Ruckman

Paul RUCKMAN, 76, Laketon, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday in Wabash County Hospital where he had been a patient five days.

He was born March 26, 1908 in Marionville, Mo., to David and Susan HOOVER RUCKMAN.  He was married Dec. 19, 1932 to Virginia Marie THURMAN, who survives. He retired from the Laketon Refinery six years ago and was a member of the First Church of God, Wabash.

Surviving with the wife are five children, Shirley BREWBAKER, Wabash; W. Paul [RUCKMAN], Schererville; Mrs. Oral Dean (Marlene) BERRY, Salem, Ill.; Howard [RUCKMAN], Rochester, and Michael [RUCKMAN], Akron; fifteen grandchildren; three great-gradchildren; two brothers, Richard [RUCKMAN], of Rogers, Ark., and Rolland [RUCKMAN], Madera, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. John (Reitha) MOLZ, Rogers, Ark., and Mrs. Roscoe (Fern) SELLARS, of Idaho.  A sister preceded in death.

Services were Monday in the First Church of God, Wabash.

 

Albert B. Chipman

Funeral services were held today in Plymouth for Albert B. CHIPMAN, 89, [the first judge to serve in two different courts of Marshall County].  He died Tuesday at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.

A native of Kankakee, Ill., Judge Chipman had spent most of his life in Plymouth, practicing law there over 50 years.  He was a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law.

He was elected judge of Marshall County’s first circuit court in 1927 and was appointed [by Gov. Otis BOWEN as judge of Marshall County’s first superior court] in 1973.  He retired from the bench in 1976.

An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion and a director of Marshall County Bank and Trust.

Surviving are the wife, Emily [CHIPMAN], and sons Eugene and Albert [CHIPMAN].

Van Gilder Funeral Home at Plymouth was in charge of arrangements.

 

Thelma A. DuBois

Thelma Arlene DuBOIS, 68, Tempe, Ariz., died Wednesday in Friendship Village Health Center at Tempe.

She was born in Richland Center to Vern and Myrtle OVERMYER.  Her parents were lifelong residents of Richland Center.  She moved from Rochester to Arizona 30 years ago.  She owned and operated the DuBois Tile and Linoleum Store at Tempe.

Surviving are a son, Jerry [DuBOIS], Mesa, Ariz., a brother, Emerson [OVERMYER], Rochester, and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Tempe Mortuary.  Burial will be in the Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale, Ariz.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Friday, Jan. 18, 1985

 

Elizabeth Riley

Elizabeth RILEY, 86, Rt. 2, Silver Lake, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw.  She had been in failing health several years.

She was born July 30, 1898 in Akron to William and Clara RADER MORRETT, and was a lifetime resident of the Akron and Silver Lake areas.  She was married March 7, 1919 to William F. RILEY, who died June 21, 1977.  Before her marriage, she taught at Akron Eementary School.  She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Margel Lee) CRAIG, Rt. 2, Akron; two grandchildren, Stephen R. PARKER, North Manchester, and Suzann SCHULTZ, Spokane, Wash., and three great-grandchildren.  A daughter and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. Ben KECKLER and Randy SAMMUELS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until time of services.

 

Saturday, January 19, 1985

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 21, 1985

 

Bertha V. Warmbrod

Bertha V. WARMBROD, 89, formerly of Argos, died at 3:25 p.m. Sunday in the Carlyle Nursing Home, South Bend, where she had been a patient since March, 1984.

Born Oct. 27, 1895 at Argos to John and Arizona (WHALEY) LOLMAUGH, she was a lifetime area resident.  She was married Nov. 12, 1919 at Pulaski to Jesse WARMBROD, who died in April 1974.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Virgil LOLMAUGH, South Bend, and Francis LOLMAUGH, Plymouth, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in Reed Cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of services.

 

James O. Ballinger

James O. BALLINGER, 83, of 12991 19B Road, Argos, died at 11:02 a.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Parkview, Plymouth, shortly after admittance.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Josephine Wooten

Josephine WOOTEN, 57, Burket, died at her home at 7:50 p.m. Sunday.  She had been in failing health for several years.  She was born May 16, 1927 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Kennel and Hattie CRAFT POWERS.  She moved to Burket 12 years ago from Akron, Ohio.  She had worked for Tip-E-Pak at Burket.  She was a member of the Columbus VFW Auxiliary.  She was married to Calvin Franklin WOOTEN, who died several years ago.

Surviving are a son, Michael [WOOTEN], Burket; a step-son, Calvin Lee WOOTEN, Warsaw; four sisters, Mrs. Walter (Loretta) BLACKBURN, Burket; Mrs. Woodrow (Helen)


PAINTER, Brown County, Ind.; Mrs. Dale (Nancy) REISING, Mahaffey, Pa., and Mrs. Buster (Joyce) HATFIELD, Mount Sterling, Ky.; a brother, Charles POWERS, Columbus, and three grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

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

 

Tuesday, January 22, 1985

 

James O. Ballinger

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for James O. BALLINGER, 83, of 12991 19B Road, Argos, who died at 11:02 a.m. Sunday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, shortly after admittance.

The Rev. Mike CLOUD will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m.until time of services.

He was born Jan. 8, 1902 in Hamlet to Joseph and Samona TEEPLE BALLINGER, and was a lifetime area resident.  He was married in 1927 in LaCrosse to Mabel ARMENTROUT, who survives. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Eileen SOLOMON, Woodbury, Tenn.; Nedra VanCLEAVE, Miles City, Mont., and Nancy ELLIOTT, Argos; three sons, Denny [BALLINGER], Plymouth; Larry [BALLINGER], Granger, and Rocky [BALLINGER], Argos; thirty-one grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Hope WOLF, Tiffany, Fla., and two brothers, Burl [BALLINGER], Plymouth, and Morgan [BALLINGER], South Bend.  A daughter, a granson, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.

 

Wednesday, January 23, 1985

 

LeRoy Sayger

LeRoy SAYGER, 69, Black Oak, died Friday at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago.

Born Jan. 22, 1915 in Athens to Hershel “Pete” and Mary “Nettie” FEECE SAYGER.  He was retired from City Service Co. and a member of the American Legion, Schererville Post 485, the 40 and 8 Local 470, and the Eagles Aerie 852, Rochester.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth [SAYGER]; step-son, Dean SYORING, Hammond; five brothers, Maurice [SAYGER], Akron; Omer [SAYGER], Dayton, Ohio, and Harry, Walter and John [SAYGER] of Rochester; four sisters, Willodean COLLINS, Nancy BAKER, Maudie COLEMAN and Laurn LEWIS, all of Rochester, and two step-grandchildren, Debra, Tempe, Ariz., and David, Hammond.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Rendina Funeral Home, Merrillville, with the Rev. Burford WIREMAN officiating.  Burial was at Calumet Park Cemetery.

 

Nina Working

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, for Nina E. WORKING, 78, Peru.  She died in her home at 11 p.m. Sunday.

The Rev. James LUND will officiate the rites, and burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Among the survivors are several relatives in Fulton County.


 

Robert E. Grossman

Robert E. GROSSMAN, 47, Argos, was found dead about 9 a.m. Tuesday in his car at the Maple Grove Cemetery just east of Argos.

Marshall County Coroner G. Dean BYERS said today that the cause of death was by suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning.  Byers said Grossman died at 9 p.m. Monday.  A note confirming that he had taken his life was left by Grossman, Byers said. His body was found by two Argos town employees working at the cemetery.

Argos and Marshall Cunty police invetigated, along with Byers.

Grossman was born Jan. 23, 1937 in Argos to Holice and Ruth MYERS GROSSMAN.  On July 10, 1965 he married Bonnie BEZNER in Columbia City.  She survives.

He was a funeral director with his mother and was president and co-owner of the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  He was a member of the Argos Congretational Christian Church, Argos Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, Chamber of Commerce, Argos Indusrial Foundation, Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. No. 373 and the Indiana Funeral Directors Assocition.  He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the State Exchange Bank of Culver.  He was a graduate of the Indiana College of Mortuary Science and of Ball State University.

Survivig with the wife are two sons, Christopher and Gregory [GROSSMAN], at home, and the mother, Argos.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert HANSEN and the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of services Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Emergency Medical Service.

 

Oscar Bowen

Oscar BOWEN, 79, Rt. 1, Box  578, Claypool, died Tuesday evening at his residence.

Born in Miami County March 12, 1905 to Wesley and Bertha DUKES BOWEN, he had lived near Claypool for 52 years.  He married Florence BURNS Oct. 12, 1929 in South Bend.  He was a farmer and a carpenter.  He was a member of the Center United Methodist Church.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Robert BOWEN, Silver Lake, and Rex BOWEN, Rochester; a daughter Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) CHAPPLE, Columbia City; three sisters, Mrs. Dan (Irene) SECOR, Akro; Mrs. Bernard (Leora) HURST, Macy, and Mrs. Fred (Florence) KINLEY, North Manchester; a brother Walter BOWEN, Rochester; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chamness-Tucker Funeral Home, Claypool, with the Rev. Harold WILSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday.
Thursday, January 24, 1985

 

LeRoy Sayger

LeRoy SAYGER, 69, Black Oak, died Saturday at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago.

Born Jan. 22, 1915, in Athens to Herschel LeRoy “Pete” and Mary “Nettie” FEECE SAYGER, he was retired from City Service Co.  He was a World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion, Schererville Post 485, the 40 and 8 Local 470 and the Eagles Aerie 852, Rochester.

Survivors are his wife, Ruth [SAYGER]; step-son, Dean SYORING, Hammond; five brothers, Maurice [SAYGER], Akron; Omer [SAYGER], Dayton, Ohio, and Harry, Walter and John [SAYGER] of Rochester; four sisters, Willodean COLLINS, Nancy BAKER, Maudie COLEMAN and Laura LEWIS, all of Rocheter, and two step-grandchildren, Debra, Tempe, Ariz., and David, Hammond.  A brother, Otis [SAYGER], preceded in death.

Services were Tuesday at the Rendina Funeral Home, Merrillville, with the Rev. Burford WIREMAN officiating.  Burial was at Calumet Park Cemetery.

 

Edna E. Burns

Edna E. BURNS, 90, of 106 E. Fifth St., North Manchester, died Wednesday evening at Timbercrest Retirement Home, North Manchester.

Born Oct. 3, 1894 in Marshall County to William Henry and Delilah DUMBAULD TAYLOR, she lived in North Manchester for 42 years, moving there from Rochester. She married Furel R. BURNS Aug. 18, 1915.  He died in 1958.

In addition to serving as honorary vice president general of the Natioal Society of the Daughters of the American Rvolution in 1969, she was for 12 years a member of the state DAR board and also was the state DAR treasurer, state vice regent, state regent, and vice president of the national rganization.

She was active on North Manchester, Mentone and the Indiana State library boards for 45 years.  She belonged to the National Boone Association, the North Manchester Historical Society, the Fulton County Historical Society, the Pulaski County Historical Society, the Indiana State Museum Association and was a charter member of the Congrssional Club, Washington, D.C.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, Tri Kappa, the North Manchester Womens Club and the Past Matrons Club

A retired school teacher, she was associated with Burns Bakeries, Mentone and North Manchester.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Corlyle Kay (Jean) PAULUS, Bloomington, Ill.; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Friends may call at the Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Carl LEMNA officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church organ fund or the Indiana DAR.
Mabel L. Irwin

Mabel L. IRWIN, 78, of 12480 20B Road, Argos, died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, following a five-year illness.

Born Aug. 16, 1906 in Argos to Harley and Ocie SWIHART GARNER, she had lived her lifetime in the Santa Anna neighborhood.  She was married Dec. 4, 1924 in Argos to Francis A. IRWIN who survives.  She was a member of the Santa Anna United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nyla SNYDER, Argos; three sons, Gerald [IRWIN], Plymouth; Melvin [IRWIN], Irving, Texas, and Gene [IRWIN], Argos; fourteen gradchildren; a sister, Hazel WINTERROWD, Rochester, and a brother, Jack GARNER, Lakeville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Revs. Keith SMITLEY and Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Friday, January 25, 1985

 

Russell D. Rose

Russell D. ROSE, 75, New Port Richey, Fla., died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the New Port Richey Hospital.

He was born Dec. 20, 1909 in Wolfe County, Ky., to George L. and Rilda F. RUSSELL ROSE.  He was married Sept. 5, 1936 to Mildred May NEAD, who survives.  He had lived in Logansport for seven years before movig to New Port Richey, Fla.  He was retired from the Penn Central Railroad.

Surviving with the wife are six children, R. Lewis [ROSE], Churubusco; Roger J. [ROSE], Kansas City, Mo.; Charlotte A. BECHDOLT, Rochester; Mary WILBURN, Monticello; and Phyllis CANNON and Janis SELLARS, both of Erie, Pa.; a brother, Edward ROSE, Illinois; three sisters, Laverne SKINNER and Roberta ZIMMERMAN, both of Logansport, and Juanita EVANS, Fort Wayne; twenty-five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Art MALONEY officiating.  Burial wil be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, January 26, 1985

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 28, 1985

 

Eldon J. White

Eldon J. WHITE, 33, Fulton, was found frozen to death Sunday morning in a corn field near Fulton - a victim of the blizzard that hit Fulton County on Friday.

County police found White’s body at 10:17 a.m. six miles west of Fulton and a quarter mile south of Indiana 114, in Wayne Township.

White had been missing since 11 a.m. Friday after he left for work at Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna.

Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD said White died of hypothermea due to exposure sometime early Friday evening.  No autopsy is scheduled.

Relatives and other people searching for White spotted his body shortly before county,


state and county reserve police arrived near 10 a.m. Sunday to begin the search.

White’s wife, Loris [WHITE], told county police at 4 p.m. Friday that her husband hadn’t reported for work.  After talking with Mrs. White at 9:30 p.m. Friday, police found White’s vehicle in a ditch on the south side of Indiana 114, a tenth of a mile east of Indiana 17, facing east.

White, a diebetic, last took insulin at 7 a.m. Friday.  Good said White probably became disoriented while walking for help.

He was born Oct. 3, 1951 in Logansport to Elmer and Thelma Sue GEE WHITE.  He lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married April 4, 1981 in Walton to Loris Jane RIVERS, who survives.

He played in several country western bands, including J.T. and the Wranglers and Music City Express.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Sandy [WHITE], and a son, Jody [WHITE], both of Winamac; three step-daughters, Kathy, Tobe and Robin ABNEY, all at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer WHITE, Winamac; the maternal grandfather, Aubrey GEE, Illinois; two sisters, Debbie ECHELBERRY, Massilon, Ohio, and Connie CRISSINGER, Rt. 2, Star city; three brothers, Gary, Darrell and Jimmy [WHITE], all of Winamac, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Frain Mortuary at Winamac with the Rev. Larsene HALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday after 8 a.m.

 

Victoria O. Franklin

Victoria O. FRANKLIN, 80, Cloverdale, died a 9:40 a.m.Saturday in Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle.

She was born April 21, 1904 in Decatur to Fred V. and Mary HILL MILLS.  She was married Nov. 30, 1933 to the Rev. Benjamin H. FRANKLIN, who survives.  An Indiana University graduate, she retired in 1969 from teaching in high schools in Roann, Rocheter, Greencastle and Cloverdale.  She was a member of the Cloverdale Methodist Church and the National Kappa Delta Sorority.

Serviving with the husband are four daughters, Margaret OTT, Florence, Ala. Elizabeth MINOTO, Phoenix, Ariz.; Katheryn THORNEYCROFT, Elmhurst, Ill., and Mary SWANSON, Battle Creek, Mich. twelve gradchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. today in the Cloverdale Methodist church with the Revs. Gary SCHAAR and Jeremy SWANSON officiating.  Burial was in the Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie.  The Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale, handled arrangements.
Delmar Patterson

Delmar “Pat” PATTERSON, 63, of 5309 S. Western Ave., Marion, died at 6:10 a.m. Sunday in Marion General Hospital.

He was born Jan. 5, 1922 in Matthews to J. Harry and Ethel URBIN PATTERSON.  His wife, Berdena WOLF, survives.  He retired after 33 years as accountant for the Marion V.A. Medical Center.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Diana) HOYT, Mentone; Mrs. Micheal (Carol) HAMILTON, Fort Wayne, and Lida HAMILTON, Gas City; a son, Stephen [PATTERSON], Silver Lake; the mother, Ethel PATTERSON, Matthews; three sisters, Lucile SLAIN, Fairmount; Mrs. Morris (Mary) GRIMES, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Virgil (Dora Mae) PATTERSON, Matthews, and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Devine Colonial Mortuary, 901 N. Western Ave., Marion, with the Rev. Paul C. ENYART and Jack St. JOHN officiating.  Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park, Marion.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Tuesday, January 29, 1985

 

Word has been received of the death of Kathleen LATIER, 64, Indianapolis, former teacher at Rochester High School.  She died at her home on Jan. 17. She was born in Switz City, Ind., to Fred and Blanche BENJAMIN STANTZ and had lived in Indianapolis for seven years.  She was married to Richard LATIER, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the American Theater Organ Society and was a past member of the Eastern Star.  She had taught school in Angole as well as Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Kay LASH, Bryan, Ohio; the mother, Banche STANTZ, Switz, City, and two grandchildren.

Services were Jan. 19, with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home in Indianapolis was in charge of arragements.

 

Wednesday, January 30, 1985

 

Doyte P. Corn

Doyte P. CORN, 68, of 176 W. Third St., Peru, died at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born July 15, 1916 in Grant County to James and Mary NEWBY CORN.  He was married in 1935 to Irene CHRISTOPHER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Harold [CORN], Wabash; Howard [CORN], Twelve Mile; Harvey [CORN], Kokomo, and Herbert CORN, Kewanna; two daughters, Josephine WALTZ, Rochester, and Joyce KOKOR, Herando, Fla.; two brothers, Jason [CORN] Fairmount, and Marcus [CORN] Jonesboro; two sisters, Martel WAGGNER, Marion, and Ruby SATHOFF, Fairmount; twenty-four grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. William LUTTRULL officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Cancer Society or the Miami County Heart Assciation.
David C. Boston

David C. BOSTON, 33, Rt. 1, Claypool, who delivered Snap-On Tools to businesses and mechanics in the Fulton County area, was killed Tuesday when his van exploded.

Boston was preparing to get into the van near the family’s mobile home a mile south of Sevastopol when the van exploded at 5:48 a.m.  Kosciusko County police said the explosion possibly was caused by a leaky propane gas line inside the 16-foot-Snap-On Tools step van.

Boston’s wife and two daughters were in the family’s mobile home 70 feet from where the truck was parked.  They were not injured.  All the windows in the trailer were blown out

Debris was scattered 150 yards from the truck  The trailer home was extensivey damaged.

Damage was estimated in excess of $100,000.  The explosion is under investigation by Kosciusko County and state police investigators from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office.

The Boston residence is on Kosciusko County Road 800 South, a half-mile east of County Road 1000 West.

He was born March 18, 1951 in Indiana, Pa., to the Rev. Charles L. and Janet RAY BOSTON.  He moved from Colorado to the Mentone area five years ago.  He was married in Miltonvale, Kan. to Marie KAUFMANN, who survives.  He was a member of Mentone Christian Fellowship.  He had attended Marion College.

Surviving with the wife are the parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Charles BOSTON, Sandy Lake, Pa.; two daughters, Candi [BOSTON] 9, and Barbi [BOSTON] 6, both at home; a sister, Pam BOSTON, Sandy Lake, ad the materal grandmother, Ethel RAY, Hobe Sound, Fla.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Revs. Thomas HARMON and Wiliam McPHAIL officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to Revival for Our Day, Inc.

 

Thursday, January 31, 1985

 

James A. Feldman

James A. “Tony” FELDMAN, 19, Rt. 2, Akron, has become Fulton County’s first traffic fatality of the year.  He died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Medical Center at South Bend from injuries sustained in a car-truck accident Jan. 18.

According to  state police, Feldman’s eastbound car crossed the centerline on Indiana 114 about four miles east of Akron and struck a pickup truck being drive west by Mark A. MILAN, 20, Silver Lake.  Feldman suffered head and internal injuries and a broken leg.

Milan, who suffered a ractured jaw, lacerations and bruises, was dismissed from St. Joseph Hospital at Fort Wayne Jan. 20.

Fedman was born Jan. 28, 1966 in Warsaw to James L. and Sandra L. DENNY FELDMAN, who survive.  He was a lifelong area resident and a 1984 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High Schol, where he was president of the Future Farmers of America during his senior year.  He was employed by R.R. Donnelley and Sons, Warsaw, and was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist church in Rochester.

Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Teresa and Catina [FELDMAN], both at home; the paternal grandmother, Linnie FELDMAN, Mentone; the maternal grandmother, Betty DENNY, and the maternal grandfather, Robert C. DENNY, both of Warsaw.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Olin J. CORBITT officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery between Akron and Mentone. Friends may call at the King Memorial Home in Mentone after 2 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church.


 

Friday, February 1, 1985

 

Hilmar P. Holden

Hilmar P. HOLDEN, 90, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 3:17 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 6, 1894 in Esbjerg, Denmark to Soren P. and Bothilda HOLDEN.  He was married Dec. 19, 1917 in Kansas to Johanne JORGENSEN, who survives.  He was a baker who owned and operated a bakery in Omaka, Neb.  He was a member of Kountze Memorial Lutheran church and the American Legion at Omaha.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Robert H. [HOLDEN], Kewanna; a brother, Halvar [HOLDEN], and two sisters, Henie and Helene [HOLDEN], a of Denmark; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Jerry SCHULTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call for an hour before services on Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Saturday, February 2, 1985

 

Roy B. Smith

Roy B. SMITH, 78, died at 10:55 a.m. Friday in Dr. Patrick SILVEUS’ office in Mentone.

Born Dec. 15, 1906 in Mentone to Alpheus and Myrtle (BROWN) SMITH, he was married Dec. 26, 1927 to Bertha HOLDERMAN, who preceded in death in 1972.  He was retired from the Gatke Corp., Warsaw.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wanda SIMCOE, North Manchester, and Mrs. Carol ENGEL, Warsaw; three sons, Walter [SMITH], Mentone, John [SMITH], Atwood, and Charles [SMITH], Claypool; three sisters, Edna CHRISTENBERRY, Atwood, Donnis FISHER and Delta SMELSER, both of Mentone; six brothers, George [SMITH], Walkerton, and Garland, Frank, Marion, Estel and Leonard [SMITH, all of Mentone.  A brother also preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after      2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the building fund of the United Methodist Church of Mentons.

 

Thomas W. Beck

Thomas W. BECK, 90, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 4:13 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for a number of years.

He was born Dec. 11, 1894 in Fulton county to John and Ann GLAZE BECK.  He was married Jan. 29, 1919 in Richland Center to Doris D. LEITER, who preceded in death Nov. 14, 1984.

He had lived his entire life here and resided in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home since April of 1983.

He was retired from the Sealed Power Corp.  He was a World War I Army veteran and was a member of the American Legion, Rochester, and the former Sand Hill Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, John E. [BECK], Glendale, Ariz.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Michael (Terry) QUICK, Rt. 3, Rochester, and two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Joe QUICK, both of Rt. 3, Rochester.


 

He was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Arrangements are by the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Harold E. Lowe

Harold E. LOWE, 74, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospitl after a five-year illness.

He was born Sept. 14, 1910 in Miami County to F.G. and Eura MUSSELMAN LOWE.  He was married in Denver on Feb. 4, 1940 to Orma E. “Betty” BENEDICT, who survives.  He lived here 54 years, coming from Peru.  He had retired from farming and the Lowe Oil Company.

A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, , First Baptist Church, and I.O.O.F. lodge, all of Rochester, [and Scottish Rite of South Bend].

Surviving with the wife is a son, Robert P. [LOWE], Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Pat) ATCHLEY and Mrs. Jack (Joyce) SMILEY, both of Rochester; three sisters, Betty PLOTHOW, Vicksburg, Mich.; Lois SHAW, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Frances THARP, Denver; a brother, Robert [LOWE], Macy; seven grandchildren, Mark and Jon SMILEY, Brian, Scott and Keri SAYGER, and Christine and Brian ATCHLEY, all of Rochester.  [A brother, Clifford LOWE, preceded in death.]

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until the hour of services.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice or the First Baptist Church.

 

Charles G. Mallers

Charles G. MALLERS, 84, Bluffton, died at noon Friday in the Wells Community Hospital, Bluffton.  He had been in failing health the last two months.

He was born Sept. 20, 1900 in Keroisitsa, Greece.  He was married Oct. 3, 1920 in Lima, Ohio to Edna N. SAWNEY MALLERS, who survives.

He operated the Maller Bros. Theater Circuit in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana, including Logansport and Warsaw.

He was a member of The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Fort Wayne, and had received 50-year membership honors from the Bluffton Kiwanis, Elks, Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge.  He also was a member of the Greek society, A.H.E.P.A.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. James (Martha Jane) PAUTSCH, Rochester, and Mrs. Hamilton (Mary) REILLY, Boynton Beach, Fla.; two sons, William C. [MALLERS], Springfield, Ill., and James C. [MALLERS], Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. John PITSONNOS, Athens, Greece; sixteen grandchildre and eleven great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, Bluffton.

The first service will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Don CRELLIN officiating.  A second service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodix Church with Father David WRIGHT officiating.

Interment will be the Greenlawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

Memorials may be made to The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, the American Heart Fund or any charity.
Monday, February 4, 1985

 

Carl V. Coffman

Carl V. COFFMAN, 84, Rt. 2, Lucerne, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Dorothy COX, Logansport.  He had been in failing health five years.

He was born Jan. 25, 1901 in Cass County to Charles and Emma MONTGOMERY COFFMAN, and was a lifetime resident of Cass County.  He was married June 29, 1924 in Logansport to Mildred Edith GORSLINE, who died Sept. 12, 1978.  He was a retired farmer and was a member of Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy COX, Logansport, and Emma KLINGEL, South Bend; a son, Richard [COFFMAN], Rt. 1, Macy; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and a brother, Delmar [COFFMAN], Sarasota, Fla.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Russell DAVIDSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until time of services.

 

Edgar G. Burrough

Edgar George BURRUGH, 74, Rt. 3, Rochestr (near Leiters Ford), died at 10:13 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been admitted that afternoon.  He had been in failing health a year.

He was born July 27, 1910 in Murdock, Minn., to Frederick and Louise BEARD BURROUGH.  He moved here in 1939 from Lucerne.  He was married Sept. 23, 1939 in Wabash to Marie Ellen GRANEY, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and was a school bus driver for the Culver school system, and for the Aubbeenaubbee school system before that.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Logansport.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Hussien (Patricia) ELTOUNI, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Jesse (Ella Mae) VICE, Rt. 3 Rochester, and Mrs. James (Frances) KERR, Rt. 5, Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and three brothers, John [BURROUGH], Lucerne; Donald [BURROUGH], West Bend, Wis., and Raymond [BURROUGH], El Paso, Texas.  Five brothers preceded in death.

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

 

Tuesday, February 5, 1985

 

Edgar G. Burrough

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Edgar George BURROUGH, 74, Rt. 3, Rochester (near Leiters Ford), who died at 10:13 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital. The Rev. Dennis INGLE will officiate, and burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Marion A. Langley

Marion Alonzo LANGLEY, 64, of 716 Seventeenth St., Logansport, died at 9:35 p.m. Monday in Logansport Memorial Hospital shortly after being admitted.

He was born Nov. 23, 1920 in Colgate, Okla., to James W. and Lydia HAMBLIN LANGLEY.  He moved from Marion to Logansport 14 years ago.  He was married July 22, 1942 in San Ardo, Calif., to Doris L. DAVIS, who survives.  He was a retired self-employed plumber.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Geary F. [LANGLEY], Wabash, and Russell D. [LANGLEY], Rochester; three grandchildren, Eric [LANGLEY], Jeffersonville, and Mandie and Wade [LANGLEY], both of Rochester; five sisters, Ressie CLARK, McAlester, Calif.; Gladys JOHNSON, Twin Oaks, Calif; Opal GREGORY, Sacramento, Calif.; Marie MEDFORD, Yuba City, Calif., and Edith SPRADLIN, Eugene, Ore., and a brother, James E. [LANGLEY], Live Oak, Calif.  A brother, Perry [LANGLEY], and a grandson, William Clayton LANGEY, preceded in death.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Wednesday, February 6, 1985

 

John D. Wisely

John D. WISELY, 22, Rt. 1, Culver (Aubbeenaubbee township) died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday when the pickup truck he was driving struck a big tree and caught fire on Fulton County Road 300 West, three-tenths of a mile north of County Road 200 North.

State police said he died of massive internal and external injuries.  His body was taken to the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, where funeral arrangements are pending.

A cause of death ruling by Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD was not available because the investigation has not been completed.

State police said the Wisely pickup truck was going north on the icy gravel road at a high rate of speed when it struck the tree head-on and burst into flames.

The Rochester Fire Department was called to extinguish the fire.

Wisely is the second 1985 traffic fatality in the county.

James A. “Tony” FELDMAN, 19, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 30 in St. Joseph’s Medical Centr, South Bend.  He was injured at 12:40 p.m. Jan. 18 in a car pickup crash on Indiana 114 about four miles east of Akron.

 

Loyd Swick

Loyd SWICK, 82, of 1209 Lakeshore Drive, died at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient since Monday.  He had been in failing health a year.

He was born Oct. 14, 1902 near the Yellow Creek and Beaver Dam communities northeast of Akron to Jessie and Martha BARNES SWICK.  He moved here 35 years ago from Akron.  He was married Dec. 24, 1926 in Rochester to Blanche M. SMOKER, who survives.  He taught school 32 years in Wyoming, at Millark, Sugar Grove, Hauns, Akron, Macy, Peru, Goshen, in Noble Township in Cass County and in the Reiter community.  He owned and operated Swick Mobile Home Sales in Goshen and Rochester for some 35 years.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Mrs. Mac (Opal) ADAMS, Dalton, Ga., and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a brother, Merl [SWICK], and a sister, Beulah SMITH, who died last year.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. C. J. MOWRER 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.


 

Marion A. Langley

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Marion Alonzo LANGLEY, 64, of 716 17th St., Logansport, who died at 9:35 p.m. Monday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Ken WATT will officiate, and burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Homer L. Harrell

Homer L. HARRELL, 68, of 612 N. Park Ave., Warsaw, died at 6:40 a.m. today in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

He was born Aug. 3, 1916 in Winamac to Ross and Dessie ELEA HARRELL.  He moved from Rochester to Warsaw 44 years ago.  He was married July 2, 1938 in Rochester to Dorothy GELBAUGH, who survives.  He retired in 1983 from the Warsaw Foundry Co. after 32 years.  He was a member of the Warsaw Wesleyan Church and was a Democratic precinct committeeman for several years.

Surviving with the wife are five sons, Terry [HARRELL], Plymouth; Dennis O. [HARRELL], Edgwood, Ky., and Jack M., Jerry A. and Kenny R. [HARRELL], all of Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Kent (Carolyn K.) CONE, North Manchester; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Ten brothers and a sister preceded in death

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Warsaw Wesleyan church with the Rev. David WILSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Chamness Funeral Home in Warsaw from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, February 7, 1985

 

David Wisely

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for John David WISELY, 22, Rt. 1, Culver, who died about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident northwest of Rochester.

The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

He was born July 31, 1962 in Rochester to Earl and Judith BLAKE WISELY.  He was married June 16, 1983 in Rochester to Tina M. RICKE, who survives.  He was a farmer and was employed by Gilliland Auto Machine Co.  He was a 1981 Rochester High School graduate who attended a short course in agriculture at Purdue University.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Judith WISELY, Carmel; the father, Earl WISELY, Rt. 6, Rochester; a brother, Mark [WISELY], Dallas, Texas; the maternal grandmother, Fern BLAKE, Speedway; the maternal grandfather, Paul BLAKE, Jamestown; the paternal grandmother, Waltena WISELY, Oakdale, Ill., and cousins, aunts and uncles.
Dallas M. Harshman

Dallas Morton “Red” HARSHMAN, 82, Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Frankfort, died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Peggy McCURRY, Punta Gorda. He was born Aug. 30, 1902 in Clinton County to Ross E. and Kathryn TARR HARSHMAN.  He was married in June 1928 in Frankfort to Inez CARR, who died Oct. 13, 1971.  He lived in Punta Gorda many years.  He was a retired auto mechanic and was a member of the Christian Church at Punta Gorda.

Surviving are three daughters, Peggy McCURRY, Karen NOLTE and Brenda GODWIN, all of Punta Gorda; two sons, Ronald and Donald [HARSHMAN], both of Port Charlotte, Fla.; two brothers, Willard [HARSHMAN], Frankfort, and Glenn [HARSHMAN], Lebanon; four sisters, Mrs. Russell HARRIS, Sheridan; Arnetta LAMBERSON, Logansport, and Faye HINTON and Betty UNDERWOOD, both of Frankfort; twenty grandchildre, and twenty-one great-grandchildre.  Four sisters preceded in death

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Russell Hitch Funeral Home in Lebanon with the Rev. Fred SHARP officiating.  Burial wil be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Michael M. Martin

Michael M. MARTIN, 78, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health four months.

He was born July 12, 1906 in Pennsylvania to Mike and Annie MARTIN.  He moved from West Virginia to the Akron area 35 years ago, and worked at Walgamuth Farms at Akron.

Services will be at 10 a.m Saturay in the Foster & Good Funeral Home at Akron with the Rev. Rex LINDEMOOD officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, February 8, 1985

 

Lewis J. Polk Jr.

Lewis J. POLK Jr., 69, of 719 Monroe St., died at 11:18 a.m. Thursday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  He was born Jan. 2, 1916 in Warsaw to Lewis J. and Clara GOBLE POLK Sr., and lived most of his life in this area.  He was married Jan. 29, 1938 in Rochester to Louise WOODCOX, who survives. He was a retired employee of he U.S. Postal Service, and had worked about 25 years for the former Rochester Laundry.

He was a 1935 Rochester High School graduate, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater, where he received five Bronze Star medals.  He was a member of the American Legion, Trinity United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge and the Rochester Coon Hunters Club.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Van METER, Macy; four grandchildren, Bobby Van METER III, Betsy Van METER and Lewis Van METER, all of Macy, and Mrs. Ernest (Laura) GATES, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Mary) DAVENPORT, Wabash, and three brothers, Donald [POLK], Denver, Colo.; William [POLK], Lakeland, Fla., and Cecil [POLK], Aiken, S.C.  A daughter, Linda [POLK]; a son Harley [POLK]; a sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, where the American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.


 

Hazel B. Jylland

Hazel B. JYLLAND, 66, Rochester Mobile Home Court, died at 2:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arranements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Saturday, February 9, 1985

 

Hazel B. Jylland

Hazel Bell JYLLAND, 66, Lot 29, Rochester Mobile Home Court, who died at 2:25 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient since Tuesday, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call for an hour before services on Monday.

Mrs. Jylland had been in failing health the last five years.

She was born May 30, 1918 in Fergus Fall, Minn. to Clarence and Etta Mae WALKER.  She was married Aug. 8, 1946 to Chester JYLLAND who died in 1975.  She had lived in Rochester since 1980, coming from Chicago.   She was a retired machine operator.

Surviving are a daughter, Carol JYLLAND, LaPorte; two sons, Carl [JYLLAND], Chicago, and Ervin [JYLLAND], Rochester; seven grandchidren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Irene WALKER and Vivian MITCHELL, both of Byron, Minn., and Viola WALKER, Rochester, Minn., and three brothers, Carmen WALKER, Byron, Minn., Lee WALKER, Missouri, and Gordon [WALKER], Munson, Minnesota.

 

Monday, February 11, 1985

 

Donald R. Fites

Donald R. FITES, 60, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at his home at 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

He was born Dec. 12, 1924 in Winamac to Dwight and Blanche BAKER FITES.  He was married to Thelma E. NICKELS on Jan. 10, 1947 in Royal Center.  He was a retired plant manager for Patrick Carpet Co., of Los Angeles.  He was a member of the Grass Creek Lions Club, the Winamac I.O.O.F., the Sophronia Rebekah Lodge, and the executive board of the Sagamore Boy Scout Council.  Surviving with the wife are a brother, William [FITES], Winamac, and two sisters, Lois Mae JAMES, Lansing, Ill., and Jeanette GINDER, Winamac.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Royal Center with the Rev. Howard WESTERN officiating.  Burial will be in Victor Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday.  Odd Fellows services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Rebekah services will be at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

 

James T. Bartlett

James Thomas BARTLETT, son of James M. and Victoria A. GATES BARTLETT, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 9:26 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital, 2 1/2 hours after birth.

Surviving with the parents are three sisters at home, Michelle, Melinda and Bridget [BARTLETT]; the maternal grandfather, Thomas GATES, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Lucile BARTLETT, Macy; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest DILLMAN, Winamac, and the maternal great-grandmother, Carmen GATES, Royal Center.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Plainview Cemetery at Macy with Pastor Tony BARTLETT officiating.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home of Rochester was in charge of arrangements.


 

Tuesday, February 12, 1985

 

Hedvig Carlson

Hedvig CARLSON, 88, of 1513 Madison St., died at 6 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born April 24, 1896 in Chicago to Carl and Hedvig PETERSON HEDSTRAND.  She moved to Rochester from Chicago in 1956.  She was married Sept. 1, 1956 in Chicago to Gilman CARLSON, who survives.  She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Luther-Anns of the church, the CWF of the Rochester First Christian Church, the AARP, and the RSVP.

Surviving with the husband are two great-grandchildren, Marjorie JOHNSON, St. Louis, Mo., and Kenneth BEITZEL, Sun City, Ariz.; a sister, Marjorie DOWELL, Sun City, Ariz.; a step-daughter, Barbara STEWART, Manhatten, Kan., and five step-great-grandchildren.  A granddaughter, two sisters and two step-sons preceded in death.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Chicago.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Gail McCarter

Gail McCARTER, 84, of 621 E Ninth St., died at 4:24 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for one week.

She was born April 27, 1900 in Macy to Ben and Cassie ARTER WILTSHIRE.  She had resided most of her life in the Fulton, Macy and Rochester areas.  She was married March 18, 1921 in Macy to Harry McCARTER, who died in 1960.  She and her husband had owned the McCarter grocery store in Fulton for 37 years.  She attended the Rochester First Baptist Church and was a member of the RSVP.

Surviving  are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Phyllis) HESKETT, North Wales, Pa.; a son, Phil [McCARTER], Rochester; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery at Macy.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be given to the Heart Association.

 

Wednesday, February 13, 1985 to Friday, February 15, 1985

 

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Saturday, February 16, 1985

 

Jacob M. Wagoner

Jacob M. “Cullie” WAGONER, 69, Rt. 1, Rochester, died unexpectedly at his home Friday morning.

Born May 24, 1915 in Wichita, Kan., to Lemuel Jacob and Cora A. (LONG) WAGONER, he lived most of his adult life in Liberty Township.  He was a retired employee of Dice Oil Co. and a farmer.  He belonged to the Fulton Baptist Church.

Surviving are his mother, Fulton; three sisters, Elvira JAMES, Phoenix, Ariz; Elpha B. WAGONER, Fulton, and Ellen Marie WALSH, Rt. 2, Kewanna; one brother, Leonard B. WAGONER, Rt. 5, Logansport, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at Fulton with the Rev. David PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Monday, February 18, 1985

 

Ruth P. Pluew

Services were at 10 a.m. Friday in the Welch and Cornett Funeral Home in Linton for Ruth P. PLUEW, 91, Linton, who died at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at her home.

The Rev. Dan McCULLOUGH officiated, and burial was in the Riverside Cemetery at Spencer.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church at Linton or to the Manitou Training Center.

She was born Feb. 17, 1893 in Owen County to Elmer and Mollie CHRISTY GREEN.  Her first husband, Claude M. LIVINGSTON, died Jan. 27, 1956; her second husband, Vannie PLUEW, died Sept. 30, 1968.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Linton.

Surviving are a son, Bill LIVINGSTON, Marshall, Ill.; two daughters, Rosalie RAPP, Linton, and Kathleen TRIBBY of Rochester, and of Imperial Harbor, Box 193, Bonita Springs, Fla., 33923; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  A daughter and a son preceded in death.

 

Corteze V. Hizer

Corteze Verronice HIZER, 68, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died Friday in Longwood, Fla.

She was born March 14, 1916 in Hawkinsville, Ga., to Tulley W. and Lula Emma HILL McKINNEY. She was married Jan. 6, 1946 in Orlando, Fla., to Roland C. HIZER, who survives.  She was retired from Essex Co., Logansport, and was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church and the Logansport VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Eyda Grace HIZER, Elkhart; a son, Tulley W. [HIZER], Brockton, Mass.; a sister, Grace M. BRADFORD, Longwood, Fla. a brother, B.F. McKINNEY, Albany, Ga., and three grandchildren. A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Ronald MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until time of services.
Gary W. Shoemaker

Gary W. SHOEMAKER, 39, Rt. 2, Claypool, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday in Cadillac, Mich.

He was born May 16, 1945 in Rochester to Walter and Olga ZIMMERMAN SHOEMAKER.  He was married Aug. 19, 1966 in Syracuse to Dianne CRAFTON, who survives.  He worked 20 years for R. R. Donnelley and Sons, Warsaw; was a member of the Lakeland Snowmobile Club, and was a former volunteer fireman for Clay Township.

Surviving with the wife are three children, Todd Allen, Cheryl Ann and Jennifer Lynn [SHOEMAKER], all at home; the father, Walter SHOEMAKER, Mentone; two brothers, Paul A. [SHOEMAKER], Rochester, and Kurt A. [SHOEMAKER], Gallatin, Tenn.; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Ruth Anna) FRANTZ and Mrs. Jerry (Laura) HAMILTON, both of Warsaw.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Chamness-Tucker Funeral Home, Claypool, with the Rev. Kennard ROBINSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Kosciusko Community Diabetic Association.

 

Tuesday, February 19, 1985

 

Robert Vernatter

Robert VERNATTER, 54, St. Rd. 331, Tippecanoe, died this morning at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Howard L. Hornbaker

Howard Leroy HORNBAKER, 63, Perrysburg, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Aug. 10, 1921 in Blackford County to Frederick and Rovina KAVE HORNBAKER.  He was married Aug. 10, 1967 in the Perrysburg Baptist Church to Monica SEE, who survives.  He formerly was employed for 37 years by Marhoefer Packing at Muncie, and was employed by the Indiana Highway Department at the time of his death.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Hartford City American Legion and the Rochester Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ronald L. [HORNBAKER], Hartford city, and Howard Leo “Champ” [HORNBAKER], at home; a daughter, Phyllis A. HAMMOND, Muncie; a step-son, Chris LEEDY, Rt. 2, Macy; a step-daughter, Jolene MUSSELMAN, Hartford City; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters, Opal MARTIN, Medford, Ore., and Maurine YADON and Ruth Ann MORGAN, both of Hartford City, and a brother, Fred [HORNBAKER], Jr., Dunkirk.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. John MAXWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Willard Hensley

Willard HENSLEY, 70, of 20113 S. Maple Road, Argos, died Monday evening in Woodlawn Hospial shortly after admittance.

He was born Dec. 26, 1914 in Pascola, Mo., to Shelton and Zilla DYER HENSLEY.  He moved here a year ago from Bays, Ky.  He was married Dec. 25, 1933 in Guage, Ky., to Maudie PATRICK.  On Sept. 29, 1973, he was married in Jackson, Ky., to Rhoda VIRES, who survives.  He was a retired welder and miner, and attended the Church of Jesus Christ at Argos.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Phyllis HOWARD, Linda TOLSON, Fern SNEED and Cheryl PENNINGTON, all of Argos, and Wanda CARROLL, Etna Green; five sons, Paul and James [HENSLEY], both of Tippecanoe, and Eugene, Ronald and Richard [HENSLEY], all of Argos; thirty-five gradchildren thirteen great-grandchildren; two step-children, Brenda LEFEVER and Danny CRAFT, both of Anchorage, Alaska; four sisters, Audra WRIGHT and Della WRIGHT, both of Argos; Faye DUFF, Bourbon, and Beatrice WRIGHT, Plymouth, and two brothers, Clay and John [HENSLEY], both of Argos.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Church of Jesus Christ at Argos with the Rev. Robert WINSTEAD officiating.  Burial will be in the Bass Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday at the church for an hour before services.

 

Wednesday, February 20, 1985

 

Dr. Russell L. Sparks

Dr. Russell L. SPARKS, 85, Rt. 7, Rochester and 4171 Waterway Drive, Lakeworth, Fla., died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in John F. Kennedy Hospital, Atlantis, Fla.  He had been in failing health three months.

He was born Oct. 11, 1899 in Ora to Edward and Kennie CHAPMAN SPARKS.  He had lived in the Akron and Leiters Ford communities.  He was married June 6, 1924 in Indianapolis to Pauline “Polly” WHITTENBERGER, who survives.  An Akron High School graduate, he was a 1924 graduate of Indiana University Dental School.  He retired after practicing dentistry 50 years.  He had practiced nine years in Bremen before coming here.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and the American Dental Association.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Joe [SPARKS], St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and John E. [SPARKS], Berkeley, Calif., and four grandchildren, David [SPARKS], St. Thomas, and Kathryn, Thomas and William [SPARKS], all of Berkeley.  A brother preceded in death.

Memorial services will be at a later date.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Maxine Bright Feemster

Maxine BRIGHT FEEMSTER, 78, Bonita Shores, Fla., formerly of Akron, died Thursday in Naples Community Hospital, Fla.  She was born in Akron.  Her first husband, Keith BRIGHT, died in 1970.   Her second husband, Dr. Roy FEEMSTER, survives.  She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Naples.

Surviving with the husband are a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Joyce BRIGHT, Stone Mountain, Ga.; two grandchildren, David BRIGHT ad Carolyn BRUCE, both of Atlanta, Ga., and two great-grandchildren.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Cemetery with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  The Deaton Funeral Home at Akron is in charge of arrangements.  There will be no visitation.


 

Robert Vernatter

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos for Robert VERNATTER, 54, St. Rd. 331, Tippecanoe.  He died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following a seven-year illness.

The Rev. Robert BROWN will officiate, and burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery southeast of Bourbon.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

He was born May 15, 1930 in McVey, Ky., to Stanley and Bertha MAY VERNATTER.  He moved from Detroit, Mich., to the Tippecanoe area in 1968.  He was married Sept. 28, 1957 in Huddy, Ky., to Christine MAY, who survives.  He was the retired owner-operator of a car lot in Tippecanot, was a charter member of the Unity Freewill Baptist Church of Detroit, and was a retired pastor of the Unity Christian Church of Tippecanoe.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Rhonda [VERNATTER], at home; two sons, Bill [VERNATTER], Lexington, Ky., and Bob [VERNATTER], Tippecanoe; five grandchildren; two sisters, Helen BUSH and Mavis McBRIDE, both of Detroit; and five brothers, Jim [VERNATTER], Romulus, Mich.; Ronald [VERNATTER], Hardy, Ky.; Bill [VERNATTER], Fort Worth, Texas; Lavie [VERNATTER], Costa Mesa, Calif., and Rip [VERNATTER], Detroit.

 

Ralph E. Fites

Ralph Edward FITES, 74, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

He was born Feb. 11, 1911 in Perry Township of Miami County to Elmer and Addie GLEE FITES.  He was married Feb. 15, 1930 in Perry Township to Beatrice Ilean BAHNEY, wo died Sept. 15, 1981.  On Jan. 15, 1982, he was married to Mary Edith SUNDHEIMER, who survives.

He was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist church, member and past master of the Gilead Masonic Lodge, past patron and member of the Gilead Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the York Rite, Peru, and the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne.  He was a 26-year member of the Miami County 4-H Fair Board and Governing Board, and was a member of the Miami County Drainage Board.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Bernard [FITES], Rt. 1, Roann, and Ronald and Byron [FITES], both of Rt. 1, Macy; three step-sons, John SUNDHEIMER, Dallas, Texas, and Don and Jim SUNDHEIMER, both of Warsaw; five grandchildren; eleven step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul [FITES], Akron, and James [FITES], Wabash, and five sisters, Ruth BAMMERLIN, Grace WAECHTER and Evelyn SCHIPPER, all of Akron; Normalene WAGNER, Rochester, and Mary WEIRICK, Rt. 3, Peru.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Heart Fund or the Miami County 4-H Governing Board.
Thursday, February 21, 1985

 

Loren C. Marriott

Loren C. MARRIOTT, 77, of 12059 Maple Road, Plymouth, died at 5:30 a.m. today at his home of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Oct. 24, 1907 in Argos to Frank and Minnie COVERT MARRIOTT.  He moved from Rochester to Plymouth community in 1961.  He was married Aug. 31, 1940 in Gary to Lola FINNEY, who survives.  He had worked at Studebaker, South Bend, and was a real estate agent for Felix Real Estate, Plymouth.  He was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Beverly) KRIEG, Sullivan; a son, Brent C. [MARRIOTT], South Bend; two grandchildren; two brothers, Virgil K. [MARRIOTT], and Archie J. [MARRIOTT], Los Aneles, Calif., and two sisters, Orpha BLACKETOR, Rochester, and Bessie NAFE, South Bend.  Preceding in death were a brother and a son, Jay [MARRIOTT], who died in 1962. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth.  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. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Association.

 

Friday, February 22, 1985

 

Mary Jo Lewis

Mary Jo LEWIS, 74, Manhattan, Kan., formerly of Rochester, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Hospital, Manhattan.

She was born Dec. 2, 1910 in Lebanon to Edgar and Bertha Jane McCOLLEY  She was married to James Ernest LEWIS, who died Dec. 15, 1975.  She lived most of her life in Lebanonn, where she worked many years at the LeMar Shop.  She moved to Rochester in 1965, and was a manager of Adler’s Clothing Shop.  She moved to Kansas in August 1980.  In Lebanon, she was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Business and Professional Women’s Club and was past president of the Zonpa Club.

Surviving are a son, Ernest [LEWIS], Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Sylvia LAPEAN, Bloomington, Minn., and Margaret WOHLER, Manhattan; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ann McCOLLEY, Des Moies, Iowa.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Russell and Hitch Funeral Home, Lebanon, with the Rev. Bruce MEYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

 

Clyde Reffitt

Clyde REFFITT, 69, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 5:45 a.m. today at his home.  Arrangements are pending at McCain Funeral Home, Denver.
Anna M. Upp

Anna Marie UPP, 54, of 1901 S. Goyer Road, Kokomo, and formerly of Lake Manitou, died at 5:57 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, where she had been a patient two days.  She had been in failing health three years.

She was born Feb. 25, 1930 in Richmond to Arvil L. and Anna Kathryn KARNEY UPP.  She moved from Lake Manitou to Kokomo about 15 years ago, and was a clerk at Rocchio’s World of Sports at Kokomo.

Surviving are the father, Arvil UPP, Kokomo; two brothers, Charles E. [UPP], Redwood City, Calif., and David L. [UPP], Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were the mother in November 1982, and a brother, James L. [UPP], in February 1978.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster and Good 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 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

Saturday, February 23, 1985

 

Clyde Reffitt

Clyde REFFITT, 69, Rt. 1, Macy, died of natural causes at 5:45 a.m. Friday at his residece.

He was born Feb. 24, 1916 in Pyrmaid, Ky., to Johnny and Luellen OUSLEY REFFITT.  On June 22, 1935 he was married in Risner, Ky. to Dorothy STEPHENS, who survives.

Reffitt was a retired employee of the Peru Foundry and was formerly a coal miner.  He was a AIW Union member.

Surviving with the wife is a daughter, Mary Lou BRADLEY, Peru; five sons, Harold [REFFITT], Peru, J.T. [REFFITT], Portage, and Clyde H. [REFFITT] Jr., Larry Dean [REFFITT] and Clifford [REFFITT], all of Macy; seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Ellis [REFFITT], Martin, Ky.; a sister, Bertha COLE, Stockbridge, Mich., and two half-sisters, Dixie MARSHALL, Greenup, Ky., and Thelma SPANWAY, Chelsea, Mich.  Two sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Rudell SPARKS and the Rev. Gene OUSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

John H. Maugans

John H. MAUGANS, 98, formerly of Macy, died at 1:06 p.m. Friday at Sycamore Village Nursing Home, Kokomo.

He was born May 12, 1886 in Walton to Samuel and Cassandra GARNAND MAUGANS.

He was married in 1911 to Hazel WILSON, who died in 1970. He was a 1909 graduate of Onward High School and he also graduated from Angola College.  He then taught school in North Dakota and later homesteaded in Montana.

Maugans returned to this area and worked for the Union Traction Railroad which operated the Inter-Urban.  He worked for the Unter-Urban until it closed.  He then went to Delco Electronics, Kokomo, where he retired in 1956.

He was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church, a 65-year member of the


 I.O.O.F. Lodge, Rockfield and was a charter member of the Onwrd Grange.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen GARBER, Peru, one great-grandson and three great-grandchildren. [sic]

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, with the Rev. James SWAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Deer Creek Cemetery, Onward.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, February 25, 1985

 

Markham C. Wakefield

Markham C. “Mark” WAKEFIELD of Bloomington and Rochester, a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, died Saturday in Bloomington Hospital at the age of 89.

A former high school coach at Rochester, Switz City, Bloomington, Evansville Central and Indianapolis Arsenal Teck, Wakefield owned a farm at the “Twin Bridges” at the end of West Sixth Street Road in Fulton County.

He retired to that farm in 1961 after b eing chairman of the former Department of Physical Education for Men at Indiana University in Bloomington since 1946.

However, it was only a semi-retirement for Wakefield, who continued to serve I.U. as associate professor of physical education until 1966.

Wakefield came to Rochester High School as head basketball coach in 1920 and during his one season here he led the Zebras to the 16-team finals of the state tournament.  RHS lost by 18-17 to Franklin’s “Wonder Five” in a game that Franklin players remembered in later years as their toughest game ever.

As an Indiana high school coach, Wakefield’s teams won 18 sectional titles in 23 years, took 15 regional championships and advanced to the state finals seven times.  The state crown eluded him, however.

He was elected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1969 along with another former RHS coach, Clyde LYLE.

Wakefield was president in 1935 of the Indiana High School Coaches Association, and recipient of its honor award in 1951; president of the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation in 1948, and winner of its honor award in 1952, and national president of Sigma Delta Psi honorary athletic society from 1959-63.

Born in Switz City, Wakefield received an undergraduate degree from I.U. in 1920, winning a varsity letter in basketball in his senior year.  He received a master’s degree in education from Columbia University in 1932 and a doctorte in education from I.U. in 1944.

In Bloomington, he was a member of the First Baptist United Church of Christ and the Downtown Kiwanis Club.  He was a Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Lucile MOORE, Charleston, Ill., and a granddaughter, Laura MOORE, Indianapolis.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington with the Rev. Robert A. CURTIS officiating.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Oscar D. Lahman

Oscar D. LAHMAN, 74, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at his home near Leiters Ford.  He had been in failing health seven years.

He was born May 21, 1910 in Delong to Simon and Adeline MAXWELL LAHMAN.  He lived most of his life in the Leiters Ford, Deong and Monterey communities.  He was married Oct. 27, 1930 in Rochester to Katherine E. ZIMPLEMAN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge, had served as Fulton County Commissioner from 1964-72, and served on the Aubbeenaubbee Township Advisory Board.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Karen) RUSSELL and Mrs. Don (Susan) SCOTT, both of Valparaiso, and Mrs. Larry (Gail) GRAVLEE, Birmingham, Ala.; four sons, Kenneth [LAHMAN], Crown Point; Ronald [LAHMAN], Panama City, Fla.; Dean [LAHMAN], Rt. 4, Rochester, and Mick [LAHMAN], Rt. 1, Rochester; nineteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Robert HANSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made in the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church or to the Heart Association.

 

L. Alice Daily

Lanora Alice DAILY, 88, formerly of Rt. 2, Royal Center, died at 11:40 a.m. Saturday in the Brethren Nursing Home, Flora, where she had lived he past 10 years.

She was born Dec. 4, 1896 in Pulaski County to Ezra and Nancy SMITH DAILY.  She was a retired beautician, and was a member of the Royal Center Eastern Star and the Star City United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Forrest [DAILY], Coral Gables, Fla., and Chester [DAILY], Carmi, Ill.; three sisters, Blanche GRAFFIS, Urbana, Ill., and Lola DAVENBORT and Violet FOUTCH, both of Palmetto, Fla., and nieces and nephews.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Rex CHARLES officiating.  Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.  The Eastern Star memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today.

 

George I. Babcock

George I. BABCOCK, 68, of 18946 St. Rd. 10, Culver, died at 2:45 a.m.Saturday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  He had been ill a month.

He was born July 11, 1916 in Culver to Ronald and Ida MILLISER BABCOCK, and was a lifetime area resident.  He was married Dec. 5, 1936 to Fran FLAGG, who survives.  He was a retired lumberman, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Police and the Amateur Trap Shooters Association.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Mari) SHEETZ, Buchanan, Mich.; a son, Ronald . [BABCOCK], Plymouth; four grandchildren, and a niece.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Clyde BYERS officiating.  Cremation will follow.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.
Maude M. Lowe

Maude M. LOWE, 87, who lived with her daughter, Georgia LIMING, at 219 W. 11th St., died at 11:10 p.m. Satuday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  She had been in failing health several years.

She was born Aug.2, 1897 in Rochester to Zenith and Laura COOK MOWE, and lived her entire life in this area.  She was married to Isaac THOMPSON, who died in 1950.  She later married E.L. LOWE, who preceded her in death.  She was a 20-year employee of the former Armour Creamery, had worked several years at Woodlawn Hospital, and had dressed suctom poultry in her home.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Service Circle of the church, and was a life member of the Eagles Lodge Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving with the daughter, Georgia LIMING, is another daughter, Marguerite ZIMMERMAN, Walkeerton; five grandchildren, Nancy HOFFMAN, Rochester; Earl BECK, Graham, Texas; Tim THOMPSON, Washington, D.C; Steve THOMPSON, Chicago, Ill., and Verle ZIMMERMAN, Fort Wayne; eleven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew, Mrs. Paul (Verla) ZARTMAN and Evelyn DeMEIN, both of Rocheser, and Wilbert ROUCH, Wabash.  A daughter, two sons and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Frank VOSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, February 26, 1985

 

Madge I. Feece

Madge I. FEECE, 64, of 7500 Union Road, Plymouth, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday at Port Charlotte, Fla., after an illness.

She was born Dec. 11, 1920 in Fulton, and was a lifetime resident of the Plymouth and Marshall County area.  She was married Nov. 5, 1939 in Rochester to William R. FEECE Sr., who survives.  She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Donaldson, and the Women of the Moose.

Suriving with the husband are two daughters, Janice WARREN, Plymouth, and Pat ENSBERGER, Walkerton; three sons, William R. [FEECER] Jr., Spring, Texas, and Donald L. [FEECE] Sr. and Thomas E. [FEECE], both of Plymouth; twelve grandchildren; a sister, Inez SUTTON, Logansport, and a brother, Von STALEY, Rochester.

Services were at 2 p.m. today at rhe Evangelical Covenant Church.  Burial was in Burr Oak Cemetery.

The Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, was in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Association.
Wednesday, February 27, 1985

 

G. Dow Haimbaugh

Dow HAIMBAUGH, long prominent in local civic and political affairs, died at the age of 100 Tuesday at 1:10 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been seriously ill since Saturday.

Formerly of 921 Pontiac St., he resided at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home with his wife of 70 years, the former Agnes Elizabeth SHARP.

He had been a veterinarian in Fulton County for 62 years before retiring in 1976.

Mr. Haimbaugh was a lifelong, active member of the Democratic Party, having served seven terms as chairman of the Fulton County Central Committee.  He was elected county coroner for one term in 1922 and was county clerk for a term beginning in 1930.

He was Rochester postmaster from 1946 until 1953.

Mr. Haimbaugh’s civic activities included president of the Chamber of Commerce in 1929, president of the Fulton County Red Cross in 1930 and chairman of the Fulton County March of Dimes in 1933.

He appointed the committee which organized the Rochester Kiwanis Club and was a longtime member of the club.  He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a lifetime member of the Fulton County Conservation Club, belonged to the Blue Lodge, Royal Arch and the Fulton County Historical Society, and attended Grace United Methodist Church.

Born George Dow HAIMBAUGH in a Newcastle Township log cabin on Sept. 11, 1884, he was the son of Obadiah and Nora Belle PERSCHBACHER HAIMBAUGH.  His marriage was in Greencastle on Sept.9, 1914.

Mr. Haimbaugh graduated from Talma High School in 1904 and attended spring terms at Rochester College in 1904-05-06 and at Valparaiso University in 1907.  With this education, he taught seven years in various Fulton County schools from 1904-11.

He then entered the Chicago Veterinary College, was graduated in 1914, and began his veterinary practice here at the age of 30.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Helen PORTER, Shaker Heights, Ohio; a son, Dr. George Dow HAIMBAUGH Jr., Columbia, S.C.; a granddaughter, Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth TYLER MISKELLY, Summersville, S.C.; a great-grandson, William Tyler MISKELLY, Summersville; a sister, Edna CAREY, Rocheser, and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday until time of services.  Masonic services will be conducted at the conclusion of funeral services.

 

Thursday, February 28, 1985

 

Betty Jo Squires

Mrs. Glenn (Betty Jo) SQUIRES, 50, of 527 Fulton Ave., died Wednesday morning at Liberty Memorial Hospital, Hinesville, Ga.  Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.
E. Berniece Gibson

E. Berniece GIBSON, 81, Rt. 5, Warsaw, died at 9:34 a.m. Wednesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw.

She was born Nov. 30, 1903 in Rochester to Manderville and Myrtle BUGBY ROGERS.  She was a lifetime Mentone resident.  On Dec. 25, 1924 at Etna Green, she was married to        W. Kyle GIBSON, who survives.  She was a member of the Harrison Center Church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Geneva BURT SPENCER, Bloomington; two grandchildren, and two brothers, Bernard [ROGERS], Sturgis, Mich., and Maurice [ROGERS], Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison Center church with the Rev. Gary CRANDALL officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery.  Friends may call at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, after 2 p.m. Friday, and at the church on Saturday for an hour before services.

 

Friday, March 1, 1985

 

Betty Jo Squires

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester for Betty Jo SQUIRES, 50, of 527 Fulton Ave., who died Wednesday morning in Liberty Memorial Hospital, Hinesville, Ga.  She had been ill since October.

The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday until time of services.

She was born July 2, 1934 in Rochester to Joseph and Neva DAWSON CUNNINGHAM, and lived most of her life in fulton County.  She was married Dec. 24, 1947 in Rochester to Glen SQUIRES, who survives.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Evergreen Rebekah Lodge, was Republican Precinct committeewoman of Precinct 1, and was secretary of the Republicn Women’s Club.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Jean) MacLAIN, Stewart, Ga., and Linda AMICH, Rchester; three sons, Glen O. [SQUIRES], Colorado Springs, Colo.; Jimmy Lee [SQUIRES], Blackshear, Ga., and Randy Joe [SQUIRES], Macy; two brothers, Robert [CUNNINGHAM], Rochester, and Steven [CUNNINGHAM], Plymouth; nine grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Mary) KNIGHT and Mrs. Charles (Mildred) NOLEN, both of Rochester, and Kathryn DAY, Grovertown.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

 

Saturday, March 2, 1985

 

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Monday, March 4, 1985

 

James C. Tice

James C. TICE, 90, formerly of Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette, where he had lived since Feb.24, 1983.

He was born Nov. 3, 1894 in Peoria, Ill.  His wife, Nellie [TICE], died in 1972.  He was a farmer in the Rochester area, was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of the Catholic Church.

Surviving is a brother, John W. [TICE], also of the Veterans Home.  James and John owned and operated the Tice Brothers Store on Old U.S. 31 North for a number of years.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Indiana Veterana Home chapel with Father Donald HARDEBECK officiating.  Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Home Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel on Wednesday for an hour before services.  The Landis-Loy Mortuary, Lafayette, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert W. Swartzell Jr.

Robert W. SWARTZELL Jr., 48, Rt. 3, Winamac, died at 3:57 p.m. Saturday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

He was born April 7, 1936 in Winamac to Robert W. and Lavon JOHNSON SWARTZELL Sr., who survive in Winamac.  He was married Dec. 11, 1965 in Winamac to Mary Lou PODELL, who survives.  He was owner of Winclaire Pet. Dist. Inc., Winamac, and B. and D. Oil, Rochester; was in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years, and was a member of the First Christian Church, Winamac.

Surviving with the wife and the parents are five daughters, Jennifer COTNER, Terri RIFE and Kathy KASTEN, all of Winamac; and Robin and Becky SWARTZELL, both at home; three sons, Tom, Ken and Tim KASTEN, all of Winamac; ten grandchildren, and four brothers, Donald, David, Jeffrey and John [SWARTZELL], all of Winamac.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with the Rev. William MATHYS officiating.  Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday after 8 a.m.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Lulu Riley

Lulu RILEY, 89, of 216 Franklin St., Akron, died at 2:43 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital following a lengthy illness.

She was born June 11, 1895 in Akron to John Alexander and Mary BURNS WIDEMAN, and was a lifetime Akron resident.  She was married Dec. 4, 1914 to Pete RILEY, who died Nov. 23, 1971.  She attnded the Akron Church of God.

Surviving are four grandchildren; five great-brandchildren; a half-sister, Grace WILLIAMS, Rochester, and four brothers, Cleo “Joe”, Homer and Ed [WHITEMAN], all of Akron, and Clayton [WHITEMAN], North Grove.  Two daughters, Violet BARKLEY and Helen GARBER; two sons, Forrest and William J. [RILEY]; and five brothers and sisters preceded in death

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until time of services.
Amos Owens

Amos OWENS, 78, Rt. 2, Silver Lake, died at 4:20 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health 16 years.

He was born Jan. 20, 1907 in Floyd County, Ky., to Robin and Juline SHEPHERD OWENS.  He moved from Kentucky to Silver Lake 35 years ago.  He was married March 31, 1932 in Floyd County to Rosie HOWARD, who survives.  He retired 16 years ago from Gatke Machine Shop in Warsaw, and was a member of the Silver Lake Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Edward [OWENS], Pierceton; Earmen [OWENS], South Whitley; Earl [OWENS], Tacoma, Wash., and Ellis [OWENS], Indiantown, Fla.; six daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Edith) MINNIX, Warsaw; Mrs. Louis (Jaunita) WOLFORD, Jamboree, Ky.; Mrs. Willie (Cynthia) McKENZIE and Mrs. Larry (Bonnie) SHEPHERD, both of North Manchester, and Mrs. Don (Susie) MURPHY and Mrs. William (Norma) MEADE, both of South Whitley; two brothers, Lindsey and Jimmy [OWENS], both of Silver Lake; twenty-nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Two brothers, a sister and two grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Silver Lake Pentecostal Church of God with the Revs. Aaron STANLEY and Ralph DOTSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.  Friends may call at the church after noon today, and on Tuesday for an hour before services.  The Strong Funeral Home at Silver Lake is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ella M. Hoffman

Ella M. HOFFMAN, 86, Etna Green, formerly of Gilead, died at 12:30 a.m. today at her home after a lengthy illness.

She was born Dec. 30, 1898 in Otway, Ohio to George and Rachel NEWMAN KOENIG.  She lived in the Gilead and Akron areas until moving to Etna Green in 1970.  She was married Jan. 17, 1932 to John LeRoy HOFFMAN, who died April 29, 1940.  She was a school teacher and store owner-operator in Gilead before retiring in 1970.  She was a member of the Kewanna Brethren Church.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Lee [HOFFMAN], Etna Green, and Paul LeRoy [HOFFMAN], North Highlands, Calif.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters, Fay PINDER and Bessie LEAZENBY, both of Kewanna, and Ruby SATTERFIELD, Baltimore, Md., and a brother Roy [KOENIG], Logansport.  Four sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Randy SAMUELS officiating.  Burial will be in the Gaerte Cemetery near Gilead.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday until time of services.
Tuesday, March 5, 1985

 

Lewis Cole

Lewis COLE, 89, formerly of the Rochester area, a resident for the past three years at Wendover, Ky., died at 9:30 p.m.Sunday at Hyden, Ky.  He had been in failing health several years.

He was born Nov. 30, 1895 to Lee and Rose Ann COLE.  He was married Dec. 26, 1921 in Prestnsburg, Ky., to Cynthia SHEPHERD, who died Nov. 18, 1972.  He was a five-year resident of Athens, was a retired night watchman for the North Manchester foundry, and was a former employee of the C&O Railroad.  He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God at Silver Lake.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Junior (Rosalee) HOOKS, Athens; Mrs. Belve (Evelyn) TURNER, Lexington, Ky., and Mary FELTHOFF, Rochester; six sons, Aaron [COLE], Huntsville, Ala.; Owen [COLE], Babson Park, Fla.; Adran [COLE], Edinburg, Texas; Bill [COLE], Watervliet, Mich., Belve [COLE], Wabash, and Raymond [COLE], Hyden, Ky.; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and a sister, Elsie MARSHALL, of Michigan.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m Thursday in the Pentecostal Church of God with the Revs. Aaron STANLEY and Albert WHITAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Athens.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester from        3 to 9 p.m Wednesday, and on Thursday at the church for an hour before services.

 

Faye Saner

Faye D. SANER, 45, Rt. 1, Akron (Rock Lake neighborhood), died at 2:25 p.m. Monday at her home.  She had been ill 4 1/2 months.

She was born Oct. 5, 1939 in Columbia City to Ray and Ruth UNDERWOOD SHELMADINE, and moved here 25 years ago from Columbia City.  She was married Oct. 22, 1958 in Akron to Charles SANER, who survives.  She was employed by Singer Co-Controls of North Manchester.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Ron (Dianna) BAKER, Etna Green; Mrs. Bruce (Lynette) HIVELY, Pierceton, and Mrs. Joseph (Yvonne) WALKER, Fort Benning, Ga.; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Alice GRINN, Warren; Fern KEISER, Arcole; Mrs. Fred (Willodene) SANER, Silver Lake, and Mrs. George (Connie) MILLER, New Carlisle, Ohio, and five brothers, Ray [SANER] Jr., Mexico; Max [SANER], Churubusco; James L. and Richard [SANER], both of Fort Wayne, and Ronnie [SANER], Columbia City.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron with Pastor Jim ROBBINS officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Hilda E. Watson

Hilda E. WATSON, 85, of 174 N. Miami St., Peru, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

She was born Oct. 15, 1899 in Miami County to Arthur and Maude FRY DOUD.  She was married in November 1923 to Lewis WATSON, who died in October 1940.  She was a member of the Parkview United Methodist Church, Trainmen’s Auxiliary and the Peru American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are a daughter, Joyce PALLETT, Peru; a brother, Gerald [WATSON], Rochester; a sister, Janet DAILY, Remington; two grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  A son, three sisters and a grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. J. Robert CLARK officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetry, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, March 6, 1985

 

June Aughinbaugh

June AUGHINBAUGH, 80, of 206 E. Main St., Mentone, died at 11:48 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. She was born July 5, 1904 in Mentone to John W. and Lovie HOOK AUGHINBAUGH, and was a lifetime area resident.  A graduate of Manchester College, she taught school for 17 years at Mentone, 12 years at Etna Green, four years at Indianapolis, at Harrison Community, at Miller School near Milford, for a year at Elkhart, and at White’s Institute.  She was a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association, the Central Indiana Retired Teachers’ Association and the United Methodist Church at Mentone.

Surviving are three nieces, Beverly MELTON, Warsaw; Carolyn OLSON, South Bend, and Phyllis STEFFEN, Elkhart, and a nephew, Dean Hugh AUGHINBAUGH, Phoenix, Ariz.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Ron Hiebner

Word has been received of the death of Ron HIEBNER, 45, Nebraska, who died Feb. 26.  He was a former pastor at the Whippoorwill Community Church.  Details were not available.

 

Thursday, March 7, 1985

 

Alva L. Dawalt

Alva Leonard DAWALT, 81, Montpelier, Ohio, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in Williams County General Hospital, Montpelier.  He was born Feb. 18, 1904 in Cass County to Jacob and Mytle L. MARQUISS DAWALT.  He was a retired engineeer for the Wabash Railroad, and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Surviving are two nieces, Ethel Mae FALL and Jean BOLDRY, both of Rt. 6, Rocheter; eight great-nieces and nephews.  A sister, Hazel SWANK, and a brother, Lyman “Bill” [DAWALT], preceded in death.

Servies will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Ed OWENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday.


 

Friday, March 8, 1985

 

Claire M. Zehner

Claire M. ZEHNER, Fulton County head librarian, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  A resident of Monterey, she was 71 years old.

Mrs. Zehner was head librarian of the Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Library for 20 years before becoming head librarian at the Fulton County Library on Sept. 1, 1969.

She directed a continual expansion of the library’s materials, equipment and services that eventually made the 1907 library building at Eighth and Jefferson streets inadequate to the community’s needs.

Mrs. Zehner was the driving force behind construction of the present library building at Seventh and Pontiac streets that opened on April 2, 1984.

She was born Nov. 10, 1913 in Monterey to Frank and Mary KELLER KEITZER, and was a lifetime resident of Monterey.  She was married March 5, 1934 in Monterey to Anthony J. ZEHNER, who died in 1966.

She was a graduate of Ancilla College and had attended Indiana University at South Bend. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, the Rosary Sodality, the Indiana Library Association and the American Library Association, the Small and Medium Libraries Group, the Wabash Valley Area Library Services Authority and was on the board of directors of the Indiana Film Circuit.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Peter (Marilyn) McCASLAND, Elkhart; Mrs. William (Phyllis) McKINNEY, Anderson, and Michele ZEHNER, Monterey; a son, Charles A. [ZEHNER], Monterey, and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Monterey with the Rev. John KIEFER officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Anne’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, after 2 p.m. Sunday.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church, to the Fulton County Public Library or to the Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Public Library.

 

Lewis Garman

Lewis GARMAN, 81, formerly of Argos, died this morning at Muncie.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Saturday, March 9, 1985

 

Louis F. Garmon

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Louis F. GARMON, 81, Colonial Crest Apartments, Muncie, formerly of Argos.  He died at 8 a.m. Friday in the Parkview Nursing Home, Muncie, following a lengthy illness.

The Rev. Ray OVIATT will officiate, and burial will be in the Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

He was born Feb. 29, 1904 in Logan County, Ky., to James and Nora HALLMAN GARMON.  He moved to Argos in 1955, and to Muncie in 1983.  He was married July 30, 1928 in New Carlisle to DeeDee Arvilla SHALL, who survives.  He retired in 1969 from Bendix Corp., South Bend.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mary Lou BOHL, Jamesville, Wis., and Martha GORDON, Muncie; a son, Dwight [GARMON], Springfield, Ill.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Maude RANSBERGER, Mishawaka, and Della SABISTIAN, Evansville, and a brother, Guy [GARMON], Oregon.

 

Winifred L. Graul

Winifred L. STRONG GRAUL 69, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 7 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

She had bee in failing health for a number of years.

She was born Sept. 8, 1915 in Wagoner Station, Miami County, to Clinton B. and Rosa M. WAGONER STRONG.  She married Stanley GRAUL in 1975.  He preceded in death April 25, 1981.

She owned and operated the Tiosa grocery store for many years with her brother, Byron [STRONG], and her husband.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Madge KNOX, Elkhart, and a nephew, William STRONG, Plymouth.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to the hour of services.

 

Monday, March 11, 1985

 

W. Paul Geiger

W. Paul GEIGER, 77, Tippecanoe, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Oct. 7, 1907 in Tippecanoe to Leander and Barbara METHENY GEIGER, and was a lifetime Tippecanoe resident.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church.

Surviving are a niece, two nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Tippecanoe Community Church with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday at the church for an hour before services.
George R. Foster

George R. FOSTER, 76, of 128 Johnson Blvd., Ashville, N.C., formerly of Tiosa, died late Sunday evening in St. Joseph Hospital, Ashville.  He had been ill two weeks.

He was born June 24, 1908 in Tiosa to William and Margaret DUDGEON FOSTER.  He lived in Waukegan, Ill., several years before moving to Ashville in 1950.  He was married in 1935 in Waukega to Lile DAVISON, who preceded in death.  In 1981 in Ashville, he was married to Mary Jo CHAPMAN, who survives.  He atteded school at Richland Center and was a graduate of Rochester High School.  He was employed by Johnson Motors at Waukegan, and was self-employed as a television repairman in Ashville.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Richard [FOSTER], Black Mountain, N.C., and Raymond [FOSTER], Cape Coc, Mass. a grandson, Richard, [FOSTER], Black Mountain; five sisters, Mrs. John (Mabel) DREW, Deerfied Beach, Fla. Mrs. Roger (Jean) KENT, Fulton, and Ethel KIRKPATRICK, Margaret KISTLER and Kathryn MOORE, all of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

Services are tentatively schedued for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Anders-Rice Funeral Home in Ashville, and burial will be in a cemetery there.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Ernest V. Mowiser

Ernest V. MOWISER, 80, of 335 W. Church St., Argos, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

He was born Aug. 15, 1904 north of Bourbon to Frank and Cora OTT MOWISER, and was a lifetime resident of Marshall County.  He was married April 20, 1935 in Argos to Mary L. WILSON, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and Marshall County Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) BROCKUS, Tempe, Ariz., and Mrs. Richard (Carol) ROWE, Tippecanoe; four grandchildren; a sister, Helen BURROUGHS, Plymouth, and a brother, John [MOWISER], Argos.

Services were at 2:30 p.m. today in the Walnut Church of the Brethren, and burial was in the church cemetery.  The Grossman Funeral Home at Argos handled arrangements.

 

Tuesday, March 12, 1985 to Wednesday, March 13, 1985

 

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Thursday, March 14, 1985

 

Harry W. Bailey

Harry W. BAILEY, 61, Wolcottville, died at McCray Hospital in Kendallville, at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday after a long illness.

Born in Worthington Oct. 17, 1923 to Harry J. and Edith WELLS BAILEY, he married Jaunita L. KENNEDY July 22, 1962 in Rochester.  He was a funeral director, having been employed a Ellers Funeral Home, Kokomo from 1978 to 1984.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F^&AM No. 380, Wolcottville, past master and secretary of he lodge, American Legion Post 110 in Wolcottville; a veteran of WWII.

Surviving along with his wife are a stepmother, Levella BAILEY, Newport Richey, Fla., two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Sally) RUNYON, Greenwood, and Ann GAYHEART, Wolcottville; one sister, Mrs. Wendell (Maxine) BEARSS, Rochestr; a brother, James BAILEY, Lagayette; a step-brother, Robert ALEXANDER, Holiday, Fla.; a step-sister, Mrs. Lowell (Sandy) STRAW, Ladoga; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. in the Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville.  Burial will be at the Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.  Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Helen M. Blacketor

Helen Marjorie BLACKETOR, 63, of 1225 Rochester Blvd., died at 4:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient five days.

She was born Aug. 11, 1921 in Rochester to Glenn and Grace BABCOCK ABBOTT, and lived here most of her life.  She was married June 21, 1946 to Francis BLACKETOR, who died Jan. 1, 1975.  She was 30-year employee of Rochester Telephone Co., before retirement.

Surviving are a son, David [BLACKETOR], 909 Park St.; a granddaughter, Roberta Dawn Cowles BLACKETOR; the mother, Grace ABBOTT, 93 Park St.; a brother, Byron [ABBOTT], South Bend, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. James R. DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the 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.

 

Friday, March 15, 1985

 

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Saturday, March 16, 1985

 

Mildred H. Coffing

Mildred H. COFFING, 72, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died unexpectedly at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born April 23, 1912 in Carroll County to Milford and Maggie HASTINGS HOLLOWAY.  She had lived in Fulton County for 31 years, moving from Cass County.  She was married March 1, 1930 in Rochester to Samuel J. COFFING, who survives.  She was a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Elsie SHEAGLEY, Venice, Fla.; Mrs. Paul (Margaret) MOORE, Denver; Mrs. Richard (Judy) CRAWLEY, Logansport, and Mrs. Steve K. (Joyce) MORPHET Royal Center; a son, Samuel W. [COFFING], Rt. 2, Kewanna; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers, three sisters and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at Fulton with the Rev. Ronald MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, March 18, 1985

 

Kenneth L. Staley

Kenneth L. STALEY, 73, of 522 Clayton Ave., died at 4:55 p.m. Saturday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, where he had been a patient a week.

He was born Feb. 23, 1912 in Mexico to Earl and Sarah KIME STALEY, and lived in Rochester most of his life.  He was married Feb. 11, 1937 in Rochester to Virginia L. BENZ, who survives.  He was a truck driver and a member of the Fathers’ Auxiliary of VFW.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Catherine Ann JOHNSON, Bristol, and Wilma JUDD, Plymouth; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a brother, Harry E. [STALEY], Pasco, Wash.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Letha B. Winrotte

Letha B. WINROTTE, 85, Rt. 2, Box 187, Rochester, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday in her home after a long illness.

She was born Jan. 23, 1900 in Ohio to Nicholas and Lulu DEWEESE BURKE.  She moved from Mishawaka to Rochester in 1978.  She was married June 8, 1955 to Ora WINROTTE, who died in 1962.  She was retired from Electro Voice Corp., Buchanan, Mich., and attended Westside Apostolic Church.

Surviving are a sister, Doris KLAPP, Rt. 2, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Services were at 1 p.m. today in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Paul CECRLE officiating.  Burial was in the Fair Cemetery, northwest of Lapaz.
Harold D. McGowen

Harold Devon McGOWEN, 69, of 1517 Bancroft Ave., died at 9:59 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient six days.  He had been ill a week.

He was born March 30, 1915 in Tippecanoe to Albert F. and Bessie M. GASKILL McGOWEN.  He moved here 11 years ago from Marshall County.  He was married April 6, 1939 to Margaret L. STULTS.  On Dec. 2, 1972, he was married to Hilda SRIVER, who survives.  He was retired from Henkel McCoy Corp., Ohio, and was a member of Tippecanoe I.O.O.F. Lodge and Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Sharon Kay) RINGLE, Argos, and Mrs. Michael (Beverly Ann) HOWTON, Rochester; three sons, Ronald [McGOWEN], Lititz, Pa. Danny Denham and Harold Devon [McGOWEN] Jr., Hemet, Calif. two step-sons, Loy and Merl SRIVER, both of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Lonnie (Thelma) EWEN, Paris, Tenn.; eighteen grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. C.J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery, Bourbon.  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.

 

Josephine A. Louderback

Josephine Amelia “Jo” LOUDERBACK, 83, Rt. 7 (Lake Manitou), Rochester, died at 7:28 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient since Wednesday.  She had been ill two years.

She was born April 24, 1901 in Kewanna to Cyrus and Carrie MARTIN CARLTON, and was a lifetime area resident.  She was married Jan. 31, 1927 in Rochester to L.V.R. LOUDERBACK, who died Jan. 21, 1972.  She was a member of Tri Kappa sorority, Grace United Methodist Church, the Elks and Moose Ladies Auxiliaries and the Manitou Shrine Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Linda) DAMAS, Rochester; a son, Tad H. [LOUDERBACK], Rt. 7, Rochester; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren  A brother, two sisters and a grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. F.G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

 

Nathan Kiel Fairhurst

Nathan Kiel FAIRHURST died at 4:15 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital shortly after birth.

Surviving are the parents, Vance and Rose Marie GILMORE FAIRHURST, Rt. 1, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Richard and Florence GILMORE, Monroe City, and the paternal grandmother, Maude FAIRHURST, Vincennes.

Services were at 11 a.m. today in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Lela E. Besson

Lela E. BESSON, 77, formerly of Mentone, died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw, where she had been a patient 1 1/2 years.

She was born Sept. 2, 1907 in Sevastapol to Eli and Nellie McFARLAND JULIAN, and was a lifetime area resident.  She was married April 5, 1942 to Earl BESSON, who died in 1977.  She was retired from Kralis Brothers Poultry, Mentone, and was a member of he Mentone Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son, Keith [BESSON], Nappanee; a daughter, Mrs. William (Linda) COCHRAN, Mentone, and four grandchildren.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will e at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Bros. T.R. JONES and Billy STEELE officiating.  Burial will be in he Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Gladys M. Clemans

Gladys M. CLEMANS, 81, Hapeville, Ga., died at 8 a.m. March 12 at her home.  She had been ill two weeks.

She was born Oct. 18, 1903 in Macy to Edward and Ida DAVIS STREBE.  She lived in Georgia 54 years.  She was married Oct. 24, 1925 in Fulton to Herschel CLEMANS, who died March 17, 1982.  She was a member of the Hapeville Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Joan) SASSERMAN, Columbus, Ga., and Dorthy AUSTIN, Westchester, Pa. nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; four sisters, Hester ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, and Louise RHODES, Luella GRAY and Helen SHRIVER, all of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother, Clifford [STREBE], Clarksville, Tenn., and nieces and nephews.

Services were at 3 p.m. Friday in the Donehoo-Lewis Funeral Home in Hapevile.  Burial was in the Hapeville Cemetery.

 

Chloa O. Reno

Chloa O. RENO, 97, of 1709 Monroe St., died at 11:20 a.m. Saturday in the Rochester Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 27, 1887 in Pulaski County to Isaiah and Laura BROWN HOOD, and lived most of her life in this area.  She was married in 1906 in Rochester to Lawrence L. RENO, who preceded in death.  She was retired, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Donald H. [RENO], Rochester; a grandson, Gene L. RENO, Rochester; two great-grandsons, and two great-great-grandchildren.  A grandson, Jon RENO, preceded in death.

Private services will be Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  There will be no visitation.
John R. Evans

John R. EVANS, 70, Lake Bruce, was found dead at his home Saturday evening.  He apparently died sometime Friday.

He was born Nov. 26, 1914 in Plymouth to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse EVANS.  He was a retired body shop employee of Urbin Chevrolet, Kewanna, and was a 1935 graduate of Plymouth High School.

Surviving is the father, Jesse EVANS, Plymouth.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home at Kewanna is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, March 19, 1985

 

Bertha I. Cook

Bertha I. COOK, 87, of 306 Center St., Akron, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw.

Born Jan. 17, 1898 in Antwerp, Ohio, to Grant and Ella JENKINS SHIMER, she lived most of her life in the Akron community.  She was married Feb. 27, 1933 in Bryan, Ohio to Merl “Bookie” COOK, who died Sept. 26, 1962.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God, Akron Eastern Star, and had been treasurer for several years of the former Famous Akron Jonah Club.

Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. James (Florella) MOUDY, Rt. 2, Akron, and Mrs. Ralph (Beatrice) SHOEMAKER, Argos.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeal Home in Akron with the Revs. James MALBONE and Terry CANFIELD officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to he Akron Church of God Building Fund.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 1985

 

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Thursday, March 21, 1985

 

Howard H. Anderson

Howard H. ANDERSON, 79, of 262 Race St., died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health two years. Born July 19, 1905 in Fulton County to William H. and Ella Mae HOWARD ANDERSON, he was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  On Jan. 8, 1938 in Peru, he was married to Mabel E. BECK, who survives.  He was retired from the former Erie Railroad.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Dolores) HAYDEN, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Joan) ALBRIGHT, Indianapolis; a son, Jack [ANDERSON], Logansport; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, D.C. and LeRoy [ANDERSON], both of Rochester, and a sister, Lucie SEE, Deedsvile.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday until time of services.


 

Friday, March 22, 1985

 

Andrew D. Stanley

Andrew D. STANLEY, 81, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday in his home.

He was born May 22, 1903 in Chatfield, Minn., to Harve and Herma McKEE STANLEY.  On May 22, 1925, he was married to Velma SEWARD, who died April 1, 1933.  On Jan. 1, 1943 in Arizona, he was married to Belle G. BELLONI, who survives.  In 1973, he retired as executive housekeeper for Republic National Life Insurance of Dallas, Texas.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jim [STANLEY], South Bend, and Jack [STANLEY], Royal Center; a step-son, Leland J. RICE, Mountain View, Calif.; a daughter, Jane GODFROY, Mexico; four sisters, Margaret SHARP, Betty BRILLHART and Rose UMPHERMAN, all of Kansas City, Kan., and Maribee BENDER, Pomona, Calif.; a brother, Jack [STANLEY], Kansas City; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.  Three brothers preceded in death.

There will be no funeral; ashes will be interred in the Spring Cree Cemetery near Logansport.  Memorials may be made to Guide Dog for the Blind, Box 1200, San Rafael, Calif. 94902.  The Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna is in charge of arrangements.

 

Beulah C. Leffel Langstraat

Beulah C. LEFFEL LANGSTRAAT, 73, formerly of Twelve Mile, died Saturday at Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz.

She was born March 17, 1911 in Twelve Mile to Jason D. and Ada Madge LAWSHEE GRINDLE.  On Oct. 26, 1935 in Peru, she was married to Raymond D. “Jack” LEFFEL, who died Jan. 6, 1963.  She was married May 3, 1973 to Herman LANGSTRAAT, who died Oct. 4, 1979.  She was a member of he Skinner Christian Church of Twelve Mile and the Eastern Star of Tucson.

Surviving are three sons, John R LEFFEL, New Haven; Larry L. LEFFEL, Albion, and Fred G. LEFFEL, Indianaolis; eight grandchildren, and two sisters, Esther WILSON, Fairland, Okla., and Rosalie DUFFEE, Miami, Okla.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David CORRELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.  The Eastern Star service will be at 2:30 p.m at the funeral Home.

 

Saturday, March 22, 1985

 

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Monday, March 25, 1985

 

Donald G. Weirick

Donald G. WEIRICK, 72, Rt. 2, Bourbon, died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  He had been seriously ill the last six months.

He was born Jan. 6, 1913 in Mentone to William and Cora WHETSTONE WEIRICK.  He had lived about 20 years in Fort Wayne, where he was employed by he Fort Wayne Police Department from 1943-53, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.  In 1953, he returned to Mentone to farm.  He was married July 23, 1932 in Warsaw to Helen MELLOTT, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. William (Audrey) BLACKBURN, Elkhart; a son, Jack [WEIRICK], Fort Wayne; a brother, Raymond [WEIRICK], Tippecanoe; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Eva S. Strong

Eva S. STRONG, 92, of 201 Mishawaka St., Akron, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday in River Park Health Care Center, South Bend, after a long illness.

She was born Aug. 5, 1892 in Akron to Silas and Lydia ROYER HOFFMAN, and was a lifetime Akron resident.  On Aug. 1, 1918, she was married to Paul O. STRONG, who died June 24, 1961.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God, where she taught Sunday School all her life.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Andrea BELL, Cleveland, Ohio, and Sharon PATTERSON, Mishawaka; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law, Waneta STRONG DORSETT, Mitchell.  A son, Richard Eugene [STRONG], died in 1952; ten brothers and sisters also preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday until time of services.

 

Hazel L. Biesbrook

Hazel Louise BIESBROOK, 73, of 19431 Kern Road, South Bend, died Sunday morning at her home after a long illness.

She was born May 13, 1911 in Monterey to Joseph and Bessie [WENTZELL] MAHLER.  On March 15, 1945 in Mishawaka, she was married to John BIESBROOK, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a step-son, Devon [BIESBROOK], South Bend; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby McCANDLISH, Mishawaka, and Lillian HUDKINS, Rochester, and three brothers, Elmer, Pete and Arthur [MAHLER], all of Monterey.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Buisinger Colonial Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Douglas R. Mappin

Douglas Robert MAPPIN, 47, of 1130 Pontiac St., died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient since Monday.  He had been ill a month.

He was born Nov. 8, 1937 in Royal Center to Robert D. and Valda FRYE MAPPIN.  He moved here 25 years ago from Royal Center. On March 25, 1967 in Fulton, he was married to Wanda L. ROBBINS, who survives.  He was the owner of Mappin Tool and Die of Rochester, and formerly was employed by Singer Controls Division, North Manchester.  He was a first sergeant in the National Guard at Peru for 24 years, and served three years in he U.S. Army infantry.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church at Royal Center, the American Legion and VFW.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Teresa) PETERSON, Winamac; seven sons, Douglas C. [MAPPIN], South Bend; Bryan J. [MAPPIN], Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Michael D. [MAPPIN], Tucson, Ariz., and Robert D., Christ D, Scott A. and Matthew [MAPPIN], all of Rochester; three grandchildre, and the mother, Valda MAPPIN, Logansport.  His father, Robert MAPPIN, died in October, 1957.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Chaplain Gary PATTERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the National Guard Unit at Peru will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Tuesday, March 26, 1985

 

Bondi L. Heinzmann

Bondi Lynn HEINZMANN, 42, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill since December.

Born Jan. 16, 1943 in Rochester, he was the son of Franz and Pauline KINDIG HEINZMANN and was a lifetime area resident.  On Aug.30, 1964 in Rochester, he was married to Nancy LYONS, who survives.  He worked for the Indiana Department of Highways and was a former Fulton town marshal.  He was a 1961 Rochester High School graduate and a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Michelle, Amy, Rebecca, Carmel and Alyson HEINZMANN, all of Rochester; a brother, Fritz [HEINZMANN], Rt. 2, Rochester and a grandmother, Mrs. Cleve (Ethel) KINDIG, Rt. 3, Rochester.  Two brothers, Bela ad Errol [HEIZMANN], and the parents preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. C.J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday until time of services.  Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Wednesday, March 27, 1985

 

Jeffrey A. Davidson

Jeffrey A. DAVIDSON, 20, of 115 Elliott St., Plymouth, was found dead about 7:30 a.m. today in the garage of his residence.  Marshall County Coroner Dean BYERS ruled the death as suicide due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

He was born Dec. 7, 1964 in Rochester to Richard and Phyllis A. NEFF DAVIDSON, and lived in Plymouth since 1978.  He attended Ancilla College and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Plymouth.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Judith Ann WINTHIN, Indianapolis, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde NEFF, Rochester.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Johnson Funeral Home at Plymouth.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

 

Cleo E. Godfrey

Cleo Elaine MARTINDALE GODFREY, 83, Rochester Nursing Home, died at 7:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Aug. 17, 1901 in Fulton County to Oliver P. and Ella ROUCH MARTINDALE, and was a lifetime Fulton County resident.  She had worked at the former Rochester Laundry.

Surviving are a sister, Edna HELVEY, Louisiana, and several cousins, including Mrs. George (Dorothy) TOWNSEND, Fulton.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, March 28, 1985

 

Henry A. Middaugh

Henry A. MIDDAUGH, 89, formerly of Rt. 1, Argos, a resident of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

Born Nov. 11, 1895 in Bremen to Abraham and Catherine MIDDAUGH, he had moved to Argos from Mentone in 1929.  In 1916 at Bremen, he was married to Edna RINEHART, who died in 1946. He was retired from farming, and was a member of the former Walnut Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Pauline) SHOEMAKER, Mentone; Mrs. Harry (Helen) BRIGGS, Bourbon, and Mrs. Laymon (Mary) KING, Lapaz; a son, Raymond [MIDDAUGH], Argos; fifteen grandchildren, and twenty-six great-grandchildren.  A son, James [MIDDAUGH], died in 1942.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Ralph HOLDEMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Friday, March 29, 1985

 

Adrian B. Case Sr.

Adrian B. CASE Sr., 60, of 1106 Elm St., died at 6:45 a.m. today at his residence.  He’d been ill the past six months.

He was born Feb. 11, 1925 in Garrett, Ky., to Emery and Anna WALLEN CASE.  He moved here 1 1/2 years ago from Argos.  He was married June 9, 1955 in Jackson, Ky., to Georgia ALLEN, who survives.  He was a foreman for the Norfolk and Western Railroad for 30 years; was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of God, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Pamela CASE, New Paris; and Valentina CASE and Starlene CASE, both at home; and four sons, Adrian, Michael Wayne, Gregory and Allen Patrick [CASE], all at home; three grandchildren; three sisters, Madge SMITH, Jackson, Ky.; Utella BRADLEY, Cold Water, Mich., and Annale BRADLEY, Lambrick, Ky., and a half-brother, John SPENCER, Pontiac, Mich.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Pentecostal Church of God with the Rev. Henry BRADLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church after 2 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, March 30, 1985 to Tuesday, April 2, 1985

 

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Wednesday, April 3, 1985

 

Esther I. Southerton

Esther I. SOUTHERTON, 87, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 10-:15 a.m. Tuesday at her home.  She had been in failing health six months.

She was born Jan.10, 1898 near Chili to Lewis and Clara FISHER FOUTS, and was a lifetime Miami County resident.  In 1921, she was married to Leon NEFF, who died Jan. 1, 1947.  On May 23, 1953, she was married to Clifford SOUTHERTON, who survives.  She was a retired school teacher, and was a member of the Macy Christian Church, the Ladies Aid and the Never Quit Sunday School Class.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Marjorie) McDOWELL, Rt. 6, Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) GOHN, Rochester; two sons, Robert L. [SOUTHERTON], and Richard NEFF both of Rt. 2, Macy; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mildred MURPHY, Peru, and Mrs. John (Marjorie) NORMAN, North Manchester.  A grandson, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday until time of service.
George L. Dawald Sr.

George L. DAWALD Sr., 81, Mexico, died at 10:50 a.m.Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

He was born Feb. 25, 1904 in Perry Township in Miami County to Eli and Laura MOHLER DAWALD.  He was married June 28, 1924 in Roann to Floy GRAY, who died June 9, 1981.  He was a retired farmer and real estate agent with Dawald Real Estate in Peru, and was a member of the Roann Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Venton [DAWALD], Rocheser, and George L. [DAWALD] Jr., Rt. 1. Roann; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Marigold) LOWE, Twelve Mile; two sisters, Mrs. Bernard (Mabel) SHAW and Mrs. Waldo (Ethel) STANLEY, both of Peru, and ten grandchildren.  A son and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m Friday in the Grandstaff Funeral Home in Roann with the Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Thursday, April 4, 1985

 

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Friday, April 5, 1985

 

Zora B. Ward

Zora B. WARD, 72, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 11 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.

Born March 5, 1913 at Palestine to Willard and Blanche PYLE EAST, she was a lifetime Tippecanoe resident.  She was married Dec. 12, 1932 in Fort Wayne to Melvin D. WARD, who died April 17, 1971.  She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church and the Tippecanoe Home Economics Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jan (Martha) METHENY, Madison, and Mrs. Jim (Marilyn) KORTHAL, Fort Wayne; two sons, Dr. Eugene WARD, DDS, Argos, and Carl [WARD], Buchanan, Mich.; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marie SANDMAN, Goshen, and Esta Mae BULLERS, Warsaw.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 6, 1985

 

Sarieta M. Thorstenson

Sarieta McCARTER THURSTENSON, 80, Bayles Lake, Loda, Ill.; formerly of Rochester, died Thursday evening in the Masonic Nursing Home, Paxton, Ill.

She was born Aug. 22, 1904 in Rochester to Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCARTER, and was a Rochester High School graduate.  She was married to Julius THORSTENSON, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Robert PAXTON and Dr. Jack THORSTENSON, Arizona; and a sister-in-law, Mildred (THORSTENSON) TOWNSEND SMITH, 427 Jefferson St.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Paxton.  Burial will be in a cemetery there.


 

Nina Patterson

Nina PATTERSON, 71, formerly of Fulton, died at 1 p.m. Friday in Columbia City Nursing Home, Columbia City.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday.

 

Monday, April 8, 1985

 

Nina Patterson

Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today for Nina E. PATTERSON, 71, who died of cancer at 1 p.m. Friday at the Columbia City Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 5, 1914, in Fulton to Glen and Mattie GRIFFITH HORTON.  She married Charles J. PATTERSON on Feb. 26, 1949, in Kokomo.  He died Feb.9, 1977.  Mrs. Patterson was a retired school secretary for the Roosevelt School Systen, Kokomo, and a member of the Big Lake Church of God, Columbia City.  Her childhood was spent in the Fulton and Peru areas.  She moved to Kokomo after her marriage and then to Old Lake, Columbia City, in 1973.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. James (Betty) GILLILAND, 1306 Monroe St.; two nephews, and two nieces, including Joyce WOODCOX, Rochester.

Burial was to be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  The DeMoney=Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City, handled the arrangements.

 

Paul J. Denny

Paul J. DENNY, 84, Rt. 1, Claypool (Beaver Dam Lake), died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, after a short illness.

He was born July 6, 1900, in Barnsville, Ohio, to Waldo and Augusta CARPENTER DENNY.  He lived most of his life in the Beaver Dam area.  He was married to Minnie Ellen GROVES, who died in November 1975.  He owned and operated Denny’s Bait Shop at Beaver Dam Lake, and was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

Surviving are nieces and nephews and two brothers-in-law, Jack GROVES, Peru, and James H. GROVES, Barrington, Ill.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.
Tuesday, April 9, 1985

 

Earl F. Brown

Earl Farmer BROWN, 72, of 400 W. 13th St., died at 10 p.m. Friday at his home.

He was born Feb.9, 1913 in Rochester to Eugene and Ella WINN BROWN.  He lived most of his life in this area except for 31 years in Reno, Nev.  He was a farm manager for the State of Nevada and served with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Suriving are four sisters, Mrs. James (Fern) [JACKSON] and Mrs. Ruth KOCHENDERFER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Barton (Elsie) BALL, Largo, Fla., and Mrs. Jack (Maxine) SIFFORD, Venus, Fla., and three brothers, Orlo [BROWN], Plymouth; Robert and Fred [BROWN], both of Rochester.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services wil be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. [Don BOWMAN] officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Quentin L. Hartzler

Dr. Quentin L. HARTZLER, 53, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, a veterinarian, died at 12:59 p.m. Monday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Noble County Dec. 25, 1931 to Roy and Hazel Mae STEELE HARTZLER.  He was graduated in 1949 from Topeka (Ind.) High School and from Purdue University in 1963 with a degree in veterinary medicine.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of the United Methodist Church and the Lions Club at Twelve Mile.  He was employed by United Feeds of Sheridan.  He had lived in Twelve Mile for 22 years.

Dr. Hartzler was married on Sept. 2, 1951 in Topeka to LaVerne OESCH, who survives.  Also surviving are two daughters at home, Susan B. and Kimberly Ann [HARTZLER]; the mother, of Ligonier a sister, Loryann SPRUNGER, Topeka, and a brother, Larry N. [HARTZLER], Ligonier.

Services will be at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Revs. Howard LINDLEY and John PATTISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cass County Heart Fund.

 

Wednesday, April 10, 1985

 

[no obirs]
Thursday, Appril 11, 1985

 

Toilie F. McGriff

Toilie F. McGRIFF, 89, of 230 N. Maple St., Argos, died at 10:03 p.m. Wednesday in the Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

She was born Oct. 10, 1895, in Argos to Willis and Anna FORSYTHE WHISMAN.  She married Carl McGRIFF on Dec. 24, 1914, in Marshall County.  He died in 1950.  A lifetime resident of the Argos area, she was a member of the Walnut Township Home Demonstration Club and the UMW Fellowship Club.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Evelyn BURROUGHTS, Argos; a granddaughter, Karlene OTT, LaPorte, and three great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Mary Ruth SCHMIDT, died in 1977.

Services will be at11 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.  The Rev. Gary EDWARDS will officiate.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Visiting hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, April 12, 1985

 

Eva F. Holloway

Eva Fay HOLLOWAY, 66, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 11:52 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital following an illness of three days.

Born Aug. 22, 1918 in Rochester to Clyde and Nellie DEMONT SOUDER, she was a lifetime area resident.  On Feb. 3, 1935 in Rochester she married Clifford “Bud” HOLLOWAY, who survives.  She was employed at Topps Manufacturing Co. and was a member of the First Christian Church, Rochester.

Surviving are two sons, Jack L. HOLLOWAY, Fulton, and Ron L. HOLLOWAY, Rochester; four grandchildren, Terry and Lenae HOLLOWAY, Coopers Cove, Texas; Mrs. Shelly ARNETT, Rocheter, and Letitia HOLLOWAY, Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Grace SMITH, Fairfield, Calif.; Mrs. Mable McCAY, New Carlisle, and Mrs. Susie STEPHENS, South Bend; a brother, John SOUDER, La Mesa, Calif.  Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and for one hour prior to services Saturday.  Memorials may be made to Manitou Training Center.

 

Saturday, April 13, 1985

 

[no obits]
Monday, April 15, 1985

 

David G. Fisher

David Grant FISHER, 28, of 621 Jefferson St., was found dead Sunday in a car in a parking area behind the Sears Store, 528 Main Street.

Coroner Joyce GOOD placed time of death at 11:45 a.m. Sunday.  She said death was due to asphyxiation from carbon monoxide poisoning.  She said the death remains under investigation.

He was born Oct. 24, 1956 in Salina, Kan., to Kenneth and Joan STITES FISHER.  On May 29, 1982 in Arvada, Colo. he was married to June Fay CHALK, who survives.  He moved here five yers ago from Colorado, and worked at Lehigh Maintenance, Mentone.  He was a member of the Arvada Covenant Church, and had served in the U.S. Army in Italy.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Derrick and Dustin MILLER, both at home; the parents and a sister, Delane FISHER, all of Arvada; two brothers, Kim Douglas [FISHER], Arvada, and Dan [FISHER], Edgewater, Colo., and the maternal grandmother, Pearl STITES, Huntington.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Dr. Ralph BEALER officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Colo.  Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Eleanor I. Carr

Eleanor I. CARR, 67, of 161 Manor Drive, Mishawaka, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 17, 1917 in Winamac to Leo and Rosella KUHN.  She moved from Rochester to Mishawaka 35 years ago.  On Nov. 11, 1950 in Winamac, she was married to Jay H. CARR, who survives.  She owned and operted Eleanor’s Pizza Parlor, Mishawaka, from 1958-72.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Kay KLEIN, Akron; a brother, Donald [KUHN], Eureka Springs, Ark.; and two granddaughters, Cami SLABY, Elk Grove, Ill., and Keri Ann SLABY, Indianapolis.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Mishawaka.  Graveside services will be at noon at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of St. Joseph County, 902 E. Cedar St., South Bend.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 1985

 

James W. Tilden

James W. TILDEN, 59, Osceola, formerly of Rochester, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at his home.

He was born Aug. 18, 1925 in Michigan City to Miles and Sylvia STEELE TILDEN.  He was married to Elsie E. KEEN, who died in 1981 in Michigan City.  He was employed by Travel Craft, Elkhart.

Surviving are two sons,s Roger J. [TILDEN], Michigan City, and Dennis [TILDEN], Cassopolis, Mich.; two daughters, Nancy HATCHER, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Annette KALE, Rochester; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Norma SUTHERLIN and Dorothy WRIGHT, both of Michigan City, and Pat LOWMAN, Maryland, and two brothers, Robert [TILDEN], Michigan City, and Joe [TILDEN], Colorado Springs, Colo.


 

Services will be at 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST) Wednesday in the Carlisle Funeral Home at Michigan City with the Rev. Alan BAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday until time of services.

 

Wednesday, April 17, 1985

 

Leon S. Shoemaker

Leon S. SHOEMAKER, 70, of 1865 Park Audubon Road, Indianapolis, died Tuesday at Veterans Administration Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Nov. 9, 1914 in Logansport to James H. and Bertha E. SPENCER SHOEMAKER.  He was married to Marguerite Alverta SHOEMAKER, who survives.  He was a self-employed carpenter-contractor for over 40 years, and retired in 1980.  A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the European Theater during World War II.  He moved to Indianapolis in 1950.

Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Margaret L. GREENE, Bette A. SMITH and Sandra L. WISE, all of Indianapolis, and Carole L. BULL, Denver, Colo.; a son, Larry J. [SHOEMAKER], Indianapolis; twelve grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Essie A. HOUSE and Doris L. GEIST, and a brother Paul E. SHOEMAKER, all at addresses unknown.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary, Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

 

Thursday, April 18, 1985

 

Flora D. Hooker

Flora Deane HOOKER, 89, of 16943 Old 31 South, Argos, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born Feb. 10, 1896 in Green Township of Marshall County to Charles and Mary Jane BADGLEY YATES, and was a lifetime area resident.  She was married March 20, 1921 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Porter HOOKER, who died Jan. 10, 1975.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church and the Missionary Society, and was a charter member of the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Mary Jane) ALBRIGHT, Plymouth; two sons, Stanley [HOOKER], Argos, and Ted [HOOKER], Louisville, Ky.; thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  A son, Jack [HOOKER], died in 1966.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE, officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Marshall County.
Friday, April 19, 1985

 

Sarah G. Keel

Sarah Gertrude KEEL, 75, Apartment 5G, 300 E. Fourth St., died at 2:25 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks.

She was born July 15, 1909 in Peru to Oliver and Leona EURITT MARGUISS, and moved to this area in 1949.  She was married April 25, 1936 in Logansport to Burl Banks KEEL Sr., who died Sept. 3, 1979.  She attended the Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Donna J.) ULMER, Bourbon, and Mrs. James (Patty) TOWNE, Rt. 3, Rochester; a son, Burl B. [KEEL] Jr., Bourbon; nine grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; three great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in desath.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Frank VOSS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Dean Knapp

Dean KNAPP, 66, LaCrosse, formerly of Caywood Mobile Home Court, died Monday evening at his home.  He had been in failing health four months.

He was born Jan. 14, 1919 in Kouts, and lived most of his life in the LaCrosse area.  On Jan. 21, 1939 in LaCrosse, he was married to Gladys ZAHN, who survives.  He was a retired crane operator, a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion at Wanatah, and a past member of the Rochester VFW.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Patricia [KNAPP], LaCrosse; Carol [KNAPP], Fort Wayne, and Barbara [KNAPP], Plymouth; a son, Richard [KNAPP], Kankakee, Ill.; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Don [KNAPP], LaCrosse, and Alden [KNAPP], Dallas, Texas.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Kosanke Funeral Home at Kouts.  Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery, LaCrosse.

 

Charles W. King

Word has been received here of the death of Charles W. KING, 62, Rochester native, who died Marcy 8 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., after a year’s illness.

He resided at 1135 Laguna Lane, Santa Rosa Shores, Gulf Breze, Fla.

Mr. King graduated in 1940 from Rochester High School and from Purdue University in 1944.  His marriage was in 1943 to Jean NEIGHBOR of Rochester, who survives.

He retired in 1933 after a long career as engineer with the Delco Remy Division of General Motors in Anderson.

Also surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester KING, Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Richard KING, Tucson, Ariz.; and one son, Dr. Thomas KING, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Saturday, April 20, 1985

 

Bessie G. Crow

Bessie G. CROW, 90, of 15713 Garrah Rd., Argos, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born Aug. 20, 1894 in Claypool to James and Sarah FISHER GALL and she was a resident of Argos since 1945, coming from LqPorte.  She was married June 10, 1911 in Crown Point to Charles CROW, who died on June 24, 1965.  She was a nurses aid in a number of area nursing homes.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen DOBBS, LaPorte; a sister, Mrs. Charity FRESHOUR, Sidney; one brother, Mr. Raymond GALL, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildre and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Ray OVIATT officiating.  Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m.until the time of services.

 

Monday, April 22, 1985

 

Brandi N. Allman

Brandi N. ALLMAN, 9-month-old daughter of Jill L. ALLMAN, College Square Apartments, and Richard J. REESER, Rochester, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Huntington.

She was born July 15, 1984 in Warsaw, and was a patient at Vernon Manor Nursing Home, Wabash.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandmother, Gretchen BRADWAY, Middletown, Ohio; the maternal grandfather, James ALLMAN, Erie, Pa.; the maternal great-grandmother, Jeanne B. WALTHER, Fort Myers, Fla.; the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight ALLMAN, Erie; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert REESER, Rochester; the paternal step-grandfather, Richard BROWER, Rochester, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.

 

Lillian C. Ogle

Lillian C. OGLE, 80, Denver, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at her home.

She was born Nov. 20, 1904 in Oak Park, Ill., to Henry P. and Florence C. BACH SCHROEDER.  She was married to Willis OGLE Sr. July 5, 1924 at Oak Park; he died April 9, 1984.  She formerly was employed by Oak Leaves Newspaper, Oak Park, and was a member of the Denver United Methodist church and the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are two sons, Willis L. [OGLE], Jr., Denver, and Eugene H. [OGLE], Torrence, Calif.; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a brother, Harold [OGLE], Glen Ellyn, Ill.  A son, a daughter and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Richard BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.Wednesday.
Tuesday, April 23, 1985

 

Herbert E. Confer

Herbert E. CONFER, 59, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 1 a.m. today at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso.  He had a heart attack about 5 p.m. Monday while working with the T. and B. Trucking Co. at the NIPSCO Plant in Wheatfield.

He was born Dec. 6, 1925 in Miami County to Charles and Iva SCHROLL CONFER.  On July 9, 1950 in Peru, he was married to Joyce Marie MALOTT, who survives.  He attended the Peru First Baptist Church, and was a member of the Peru VFW.  A Marine veteran of World War II, he was awarded the Silver Star Medal.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Michael [CONFER], Peru, and Danny [CONFER], Mexico; two daughters, Mrs. Chuck (Debra) YORK, Denver, and Mrs. Ray (Barbara) HOOVER, Peru; nine grandchildren, and two sisters, Ruby PUGH, Rochester, and Esther SHIPMAN, Peru.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Military rites will be conducted at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 1985

 

Earl D. Thompson

Earl D. THOMPSON, 63, Adelphi, Md., formerly of Fulton County, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home.  He had been in failing health 2 1/2 years.

He was born April 24, 1921 in Akron to Jesse and Elva WOOLPERT THOMPSON.  On Nov. 18, 1949 in Fulton, he was married to Berneice HOWER, who survives.  He was formerly employed as a linotype operator by The Rochester Sentinel, and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater.  He moved to Maryland in 1957 and was employed by the Government Printing Office in the patent section.  He retired after 24 years.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the VFW and the American Legion.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Kay [THOMPSON]; two sons, Keith and Barry [THOMPSON], and four grandchildren, all of Maryland; and two sisters, his twin, Tural LEININGER, Bunnell, Fla., and Tessie KILMER, Rochester.  A sister, Bessie [THOMPSON], and a brother, Jesse [THOMPSON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Collins Funeral Home, Silver Springs, Md.  Burial will be in the George Washington Cemetery, Adelphi.

 

Thursday, April 25, 1985

 

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Friday, April 26, 1985

 

Charles F. Mohler

Charles F. MOHLER, 68, Burrows, formerly of Fulton, died at 9:18 a.m. Thursday at his home.

He was born Oct. 4, 1916 in Centre County, Pa. to John W. and Vera E. SWAB MOHLER.  He was married July 28, 1973 in Burrows to Mary Margaret DOWNHAM, who survives.  He retired in 1981 as a tool and die maker for Hamilton Standard, Logansport.  He was a World War II Army veteran, and was a member of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, the Fulton Order of Eastern Star and Msonic Lodge, of which he was past master, and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Rita FOUST, Bensenville, Ill.; M. Elaine ENOCH, Indianapolis, and Joyce L. BROOKS, Kokomo; a step-son, Ronald E. ALLEN, Goshen; a brother, John R. [MOHLER], Atlanta; three sisters, Harriet DOBELBOWER, Anderson; Jean HOHNSTREITER, Arcadia, and Mary E. SANDERS, Forest; eight grandchildren; a step-grandchild, and ten great-grandchildren.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Military services will be conducted at the Rock Creek Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today.  The Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home, followed by a Masonic service at 8 p.m.

 

Herbert F. Luhnow

Herbert F. LUHNOW, 79, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died Thursday at his farm.

He was born Nov. 19, 1905 in Chicago, Ill., to Fred and Martha KUCHENBECKER LUHNOW.  He was married Nov. 5, 1938 in Chicago to Gladys M. KRUEGER, who died March 25, 1969.  He moved to Kewanna from Chicago in 1955.  He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are two daughters, [Nancy] PLUMMER, Kewanna, and Edith BENNETT, Plano, Ill. a son, Fred [LUHNOW], Kewanna; a sister, Myrtle LUHNOW, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and eleven grandchildren.  A brother and a grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 8 a.m. until time of services.  A Masonic service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Cancer Society.
Addie E. Reinhold

Addie E. REINHOLD, 94, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 10:30 a.m.Thursday at the home of her son, Raymond (REINHOLD], Rt. 1, Monterey, following a long illness.

She was born Jan. 26, 1891 in Monterey to Joseph and Hattie FLORA KELLER, and was a lifetime resident of Monterey.  She was married Sept. 12, 1911 in Monterey to Charles G. REINHOLD, who died in 1972.  She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church and the Rosary Sodality of the church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Karl (Olive) OLSON, Plymouth; two sons, Raymond and Clem [REINHOLD], both of Monterey; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  A son, a great-grandchild, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday 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 after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, where the Rosary will be recited at        8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, April 27, 1985

 

Bess Bartholomew

Bess H. BARTHOLOMEW, 77, Rt. 5, Rochesrter, died at 12:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Lester Utterback

Lester UTTERBACK, 74, of 7854 Smyrna Drive, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Rochester, died at 8:43 a.m. Friday in Orange, Fla.  He had been in failing health a few years.

‘ He was married to Patricia DICK, who survives.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Akron Cemetery with the Rev. James W. KREFT officiating.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Monday, April 29, 1985

 

Vester L. Williams

Vester L. WILLIAMS, 69, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 12:50 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient one day.  He had been in failing health for a number of years.

He was born Aug. 7, 1915, in Walker County, Ala., to Nathan and Leoma WILLIAMS.  He had lived in Rochester since 1960.  He was married Sept. 21, 1934, in Jasper, Ala., to Idella Leona BARRETT, who survives.

He was a former employee of Rochester Metal Products.

Survivors also include three daughrers, Mrs. Walter (Rosie) BELL, Mrs. Vaughn (Nellie) BAUGH and Mrs. Geraldine WILLYERD, all of Rochester; six sons, Herman and Boyd [WILLIAMS], both of Rochester; LeRoy, Floyd and Jerry [WILLIAMS], all of Little Rock, Ark., and Larry [WILLIAMS], Waldron, Ark.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Maudine SMITH, Pontiac, Mich., Loren JACKSON, Carbon Hill, Ala., and Florence HARRISON, Jasper, Ala.; one brother, Edford [WILLIAMS], Carbon Hill, Ala.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. George BUCK officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m.until services Wednesday.


 

Irene M. Malyczak

Irene M. MALYCZAK, 81, 705 Jefferson St., died at 6 a.m. Sunday at the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for several months.

She was born Oct. 6, 1903, in Warsaw, Poland.  Her father was Edward RENKAWEK.  She had lived in the Akron and Rochester areas for the past 35 years.  She was married July 14, 1928, to John MALYCZAK, who died Aug. 29, 1962.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

A son, Henry [MALYCZAK], was killed in 1942 during World War II.  He was a member of the U.S. Air Force.

A mass will be conducted by the Rev. Richard PUETZ at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends may call at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 4 to 8 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Evelyn I. Ballenger

Evelyn I. BALLENGER, 67, of 16677 Edison Road, Mishawaka, died at 3:37 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, after a short illness.

She was born in Rochester on Feb. 9, 1918 to Lee and Martha W McGRALL LEWIS. She married Devane E. BALLENGER, who survives, on March 9, 1935, in Rochester.

She retired in 1974 from Sobenite Plastics Co. in South Bend.

Survivors also include a son, Devane [BALLENGER] Jr., Mishawaka; two grandchildren; four sisters, Harriet HERRELL and Eva Belle ENYART, both of Rochester; Sara YOUNG, Lansing, Mich., and Louise COOK, South Bend; three brothers, Jack LEWIS, Rocheter, Harvey LEWIS, Hollywood, Fla., and Clyde LEWIS, Logansport.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., South Bend.  The Rev. Steven CONNER will officiate.  Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.  Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Elizabeth M. Elliott

Elizabeth Mae ELLIOTT, 84, Plainfield, died at 8:12 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Oct. 22, 1900, in Plainfield to L.L. and Bertha OSBORN PIKE.

She tught fourth grade at Plainfield Elementary School for 38 years, retiring in 1966.  A Butler University graduate, she received a teacher of the year award in 1980.  She belonged to the First Baptist Church of Plainfield, the Naomi Rebekah Lodge and the Retired Classroom Teachers Association.

She is survived by a son, Harold L. ELLIOTT, Rt. 1, Rochester two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Esther COPELAND and Margaret JESSUP, both of Plainfield, and Rachel GALLENBECK, Flint, Mich., and two brothers, Earl [PIKE], Terre Haute, and Clarence [PIKE], Plainfield.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield.  Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Hendricks County.  Visiting hours are from 4 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Tuesday.  Local arrangements were made by Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.
Elwood W. Arthur

Elwood W. “Slim” ARTHUR, 69, of 304 S. Cherry St., Akron, died at 4:25 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for five years.

He was born in Shoals, Ind., Jan. 27, 1916 to Lawrence and Goldie WILCOX ARTHUR. He had lived in Akron since 1948. He was married to Berniece WALKER Sept. 7, 1935.  He was retired owner-operator of Arthur’s Service Station in Akron, retiring in 1980.  He was a member of the Akron Masonic Lodge and North Manchester Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are the father, of Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary Frances) WOOD, Akron, and Mrs. David (Barbara) ZARTMAN, Twelve Mile; a son, Harvey [ARTHUR], Akron; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Pat (Margaret) ROSE, Logansport, and Mrs. Joe (Jean) BUSSARD, Akron, and a brother, Richard [ARTHUR], Peru.

Services will be at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until time of services.  Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Heart Fund.

 

Francis A. Irwin

Francis A. IRWIN, 81, of 12480 20B Road, Argos, died at 1:45 a.m. today in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

He was born Dec. 27, 1903 in Marshall County to Thomas and Rossetta PRICE IRWIN and was a lifetime resident of the Argos area.  He was married Dec. 14, 1924 in Argos to Mabel A. GARNER, who died Jan. 23, 1985. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Santa Anna United Methodist Church and the Green Township Farm Bureau.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Nyla) SNYDER, Argos; three sons, Gerald [IRWIN], Plymouth; Melvin [IRWIN], Irving, Texas, and Gene [IRWIN], Argos; fourteen grandchildre; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Cristol FISHBURN, Argos.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Lester A. Ball

Lester Allen BALL, 83, Windermere, Fla., a native of Rochester, died Sunday morning in his home.  He had been ill for some time.

The son of William and Dosie BALL, he had been a conservation officer in Kosciusko County before moving to Florida.

Surviving are the wife, Ilene [BALL], and two nephews of Rochester, William A. and Walter Don SMITH.

Services and cremation are scheduled for today in Windermere.
Fred Robertson

Fred ROBERTSON, 85, formerly of Monterey, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday in Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.; following a long illness.

He was born Nov. 4, 1899 in Nashville to Clarence and Catherine CULLEN ROBERTSON,  He moved from Monterey to Ames, Iowa, in 1927.  On Dec. 24, 1924 in Monterey, he was married to Fay WALFRAM, who died in 1983.  He was a retired professor of Mathematics at Iowa State University, was a World War I veteran, and was a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Ella Mae HARRIS, Atlanta, nd Lois MARTIN, Apple Valley, Calif.; a son, Deane [ROBERTSON], Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther CALLAHAN, Escondico, Calif., and two brothers, Charles [ROBERTSON], Tucson,Ariz., and Arthur [ROBERTSON], Michigan.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery near Culver.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Harvey A. Gifford

Harvey Arthur GIFFORD, 71, Rt. 2, Logansport, died at 8:35 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.  He suffered from emphysema.

He was born Aug. 15, 1913 in Starke County to Cecil Leroy and Estella DAGGETT GIFFORD.  He was a lifetime resident of Logansport.

He married Mabel WOODS on April 12, 1937.  He was a retired machinist with the Penn Central Railroad and a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church, Logansport.

Survivors are the wife; four sons, Kenneth H. and LeMar [GIFFORD], both of Logansport, William D. and James A. [GIFFORD], both of Kokomo; a daughter, Sandra L. [GIFFORD], New Castle; two brothers, Frederick L. [GIFFORD], Kokomo, and Richard U. [GIFFORD], Tucson, Ariz. two sisters, Ena REDIGER, Boca Raton, Fla., and Cleo HAWK, Logansport nine grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services are set or 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Dr. Sam YOUNG officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Ninth Street Christian Church.

 

Bess H. Bartholomew

Services were set for 2 p.m. today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Bess H. BARTHOLOMEW, 77, Rt. 5, Rochester.  She died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for the past six months.

She was born Nov. 27, 1907, in Joliet, Ill., to Peter and Rose JORGENSEN HANSEN.  She married Russell A. BARTHOLOMEW Feb. 14, 1942, in Valparaiso.  He died Dec. 21, 1975.

She had lived in Rochester since 1943.  She managed the former Adler’s Dress Shop until retirement.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Pleasant Valley Club and Rochester Women’s Club.

She is survived by one sister, Mary RICHTER, Hammond, and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

The Rev. Junior BOSE was to officiate the services. Burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.


 

Tuesday, April 30, 1985

 

Evelyn I. Ballenger

Services were set for 1:30 p.m. today for Evelyn I. BALLENGER, 67, 16677 Edison Road, Mishawaka, who died at 3:37 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Michawaka, after a short illness.

She was born in Rochester on Feb. 9, 1918 to Lee and Martha W. McGRALL LEWIS.  She married Devane E. BALLENGER, who survives, on March 9, 1935, in Rochester.

She retired in 1974 from Sobenite Plastics Co. in South Bend.

Survivors also include a son, Devane [BALLENGER] Jr., Mishawaka; two grandchildren four sisters, Harriet HERRELL and Eva Belle ENYART, both of Rochester, Sara YOUNG, Lnsing, Mich., and Louise COOK, South Bend; four brothers, Jack LEWIS and Raymond E. LEWIS, both of Rochester, and Harvey LEWIS, Hollywood, Fla., and Clyde LEWIS, Logansport.

Services were arraned by the Welsheimer Funeral Home.  Burial was to be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

 

Wednesday, May 1, 1985

 

Elnora V. Lautt

Elnora V. LAUTT, 72, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Thursday, May 2, 1985

 

Marjorie Van Steenberg

Mrs. Leslie J. (Marjorie) Van STEENBERG, 65, Rt. 1 (Lake Manitou), Rochester, died unexpectedly early this morning in Jacksonville, Fla.  Rites are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Donald D. Smalley

Donald D. SMALLEY, 77, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 10:53 p.m. Wednesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw after an illness of two weeks.

He was born July 25, 1907 in Kosciusko County to Harry and Ota BORTON SMALLEY.  He was a resident of the Burket-Beaver Dam area all his life.  On Aug. 29, 1930 he married Minnie SANDS, who died May 18, 1983.  He was a retired farmer, was trustee of Franklin Township from 1979-83, and was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mitchell (Linda) TUCKER, Claypool; two sons, Gerald and Wayne [SMALLEY], both of Claypool; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Olive TUCKER, Mentone.  A brother, Earl [SMALLEY], preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Deaton Funeral Home at Akron.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Kosciusko County Heart Fund.
Elnora V. Lautt

Services for Elnora V. LAUTT, 72, Rt. 5 (Tiosa), Rochester, who died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital in Plymouth, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tiosa Brethren Church.

The Rev. Donald PETERS will officiate, and burial will be in the Reichter Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester from 2 to 4 p.m. and             6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and at the church for an hour before services.

Mrs. Lautt was born May 10, 1912 in Plummer, Minn., to Dominic and Wilhelmina BADTON McCULLOUGH.  She moved to the Tiosa area 13 years ago from Michigan City.  She was married March 22, 1947 in Northwood, N.D., to Gottlieb LAUTT, who died March 2, 1974.  She was a member of the Tiosa Brethren Church and the Women’s Bible Study Class of the church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rick (Tina) McKNIGHT, Michigan City, and Mrs. John (Judith) SUTTON, Rt. 5, Rochester; a son, George [LAUTT], LaPorte; two step-sons, Ray [LAUTT], of Warren, Minn., and Glenn [LAUTT[, of Geraldine, Mont.; fifteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna NIMGERN, El Cajon, Calif., and two brothers, Charles and Edward [LAUTT], both of Snoqualamie, Wash.

 

Herbert E. Joseph Hayes

Herbert E. Joseph HAYES, 89, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday at his home.

He was born on April 20, 1896 in Indianapolis to Clinton and Margaret HAYES and moved here in 1958 from Indianapolis.  He was married Aug. 15, 1919 in Indianapolis to Geneva E. COX, who survives.  He was a former steamfitter with Hayes Brothers Plumbing and Heating of Indianapolis.  He retired in 1959.  He was a member of the Christ the King Catholic Church in Indianapolis.  He was in the Air Force in both World War I and II.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Lucille) ZICKLER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Robert (Martha) FRANKLIN, Dallas, Texas.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King church.  Burial will be at Crown Hill Mausoleum in Indianapolis.  Friends may call at the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple Chapel in Indianapolis from 2 to 4 p.m. nd 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  The Rosary will be recited at      7 p.m. Friday.  Foster & Good Funeral Home  of Rochestr is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Chris LaVaughn Dancy

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery for infant Chris LaVaughn DANCY, daughter of Judith Mae DANCY Rt. 7, Rochester, and Vaughn Lee BAUGH, Four Seasons Mobile Estates, Rochester.

The infant was stillborn at Pulaski County Memorial Hospital at Winamac on April 8.

Surviving with the parents is the maternal grandfather, Daughton DANCY of Leiters Ford.

The Rev. Mac ROYER will officiate the services.  The Frain Mortuary in Winamac is in charge of arrangements.
Friday, May 3, 1985

 

Marjorie Van Steenberg

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Church for Marjorie H.    Van STEENBERG, 65, Rt. 1, Rochester (Lake Manitou), who died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday in Jacksonville,Fla., after a three week illness.

Father Richard PUETZ will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F.  Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

She was born Sept. 14, 1919 in Fort Wayne to Frank and Anne STALF KRATZMAN and moved to Rochester from Abilene,Texas in 1966.  She was married in Fort Wayne on March 28, 1941 to Leslie J. Van STEENBERG, who survives.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Rochester Women’s Club.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Sharon) MUTCHLER, Rochester; a son, Kurt [Van STEENBERG], Rochester; a brother, Robert KRATZMAN, Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, and two sisters, Lucille RATCHELDER and Mary Kay STIER, both of Fort Wayne.  A sister preceded in death.

 

Mary M. Taylor

Mary May TAYLOR, 86, Twelve Mile, died at 8:50- p.m. Thursday in Chase Center, Logansport.

She was born in Twelve Mile on May 10, 1898 to William S. and Emma EIKENBERRY MOON.  She was married in Kokomo on June 10, 1923 to Russell TAYLOR, who died Aug. 20, 1981.  She was a former employee of the Victory Ordnance plant.

Surviving are a son, Carl [TAYLOR], Kokomo; two daughters, Delores CORNELL, Mishawaka, and Carolyn FARMER, Kokomo; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha QUANCE, Auburn, and a brother, Alfred MOON, Star City.  A son, Floyd [TAYLOR], and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Funeral home, Denver, with the Rev. James COLE officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

 

Bertha C. House

Bertha C. HOUSE, 87, Rt. 1, Galveston, died at 5 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

She was born July 28, 1897 in Cass County to Matthew and Emma BETZNER DEISCH.  She was married on Sept. 2, 1916 to Earl R. HOUSE, who died Oct. 4, 1954.  She was a lifetime resident of Cass County and a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Pauline KLEPFER, Rochester, and Janeta JONES, Sulphur Springs, Ind. eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Murray Funeral Home at Galveston with the Rev. Brian WILLS officiating.  Burial will be in the Galveston Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m Saturday.
Ina D. Coby

Ina D. COBY, 88, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 7:02 p.m. Thursday in Pulaski County Memorial Hospital at Winamac.  She had been ill since October.

She was born July 6, 1896 in Pulaski County to Gust and Mary OVERMYER REINHOLT.  She had lived in the Burton and Leiters Ford communities since 1944.  She was married Sept. 8, 1922 in Winamac to Otis COBY, who died Feb. 18, 1975.

Surviving are eight sons, Marvin, Alvin, Gust, Orval and Jay [COBY], all of Rochester, and Homer, Vernon and Curt [COBY], all of Culver; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Edna MORRISON, Culver.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at 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 8 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, May 4, 1985

 

Estil Sriver

Estil SRIVER, 86, formerly of 213 S. West St., Akron,died at 7:04 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.  He had been in failing health for the past six months.

He was born Jan. 22, 1899 in Akron to John and Mary MERLEY SRIVER.  He lived in Akron for most of his life.  He was married June 4, 1921 in Akron to Anna KROFT, who died Dec. 18, 1972.  He was retired from Pike Lumber in Akron, where he was employed for over 30 years, and from farming.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Geneva HAMILTON, Wabash, and Mrs. Mary GRANT, Denver; two sons, John [SRIVER], Wabash, and James [SRIVER], Akron; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Nondus FITES of Michigan and three brothers, Harry [SRIVER], Talma, Garland [SRIVER], Akron and Orville [SRIVER], Akron.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Bob MONROE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Monday.

 

Monday, May 6, 1985

 

Andrew F. Barrick

Andrew Frank BARRICK, 47, Rockwall, Texas, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday at the Baylor University Medical Cemter. Dallas, of leukemia.  He had been ill three months.

He was married Dec. 21, 1959, in Elkhart to Nancy Ann SPERRY, who survives.

Other survivors include his mother, Pearl NAGY, Elkhart; two sons, Wallace Andrew [BARRICK], New Iberia, La., and Gary Brett [BARRICK], at home; and his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.Wallace SPERRY, Plymouth.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Episcopal Church, Elkhart.  Burial will be in Osceola.
Tiesday, May 7, 1985

 

Cecil V. Moore Sr.

Cacil V. MOORE Sr, 68, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday at his home.  He had been ill two years.

He was born March 12, 1917 east of Rochester to Henry V. and Pearl TIMBERS MOORE.  He had lived most of his life in Richland Township.  He was married March 27, 1938 in Rochester to Ruth ADAMS, who died July 11, 1977.  He retired from the former Clemans and later Tucker Freight Line after 35 years, and was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge and Teamsters Local 364 at South Bend.

Surviving are a daughter, Debbie MOORE, Akron; a  son, Cecil V. [MOORE] Jr., Shawnee Mission, Texas; six grandchildren; two sisters, Clarice MOORE and Maxine ZERBE, both of Rochester; and a naphew, Donald ZERBE, Dandridge, Tenn.  A daughter, Terry Jane HISEY, and a step-son, John D. McGRIFF preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Dorothy J. Mehring

Dorothy Jean MEHRING, 55, Wabash, died at 6:36 p.m. Monday in Wabash County Hospital.

She was born Sept. 5, 1929 in Anderson to William B. and Dorothy Ann DAY SKILLEN.  She had lived in Wabash for 37 years.  She was married March 12, 1948 in Wabash to Jack MEHRING, who survives.  She was affiliated with the Middle Street Wesleyan Church, Wabash.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, James [MEHRING], Kokomo, and John [MEHRING], Wabash; two sisters, Sue SKILLEN and Carol SKILLEN, both of Omaha, Neb., three brothers, James W. [SKILLEN], Warsaw; John R. [SKILLEN], Grand Island, Neb., and Warren D. [SKILLEN], Omaha, and three grandchidren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services wil be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Grandstaff-Hentgen-Miner Funeral Home in Wabash with the Rev. Clifford DEAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Lola G. Ewer

Lola Grace EWER, 82, of 4510 Marcy Lane, Indianapolis, died at 6 a.m. today in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  She had been seriously ill a week.

She was born June 23, 1902 in Fulton county to W.V.S. and Celia HEDGES NORRIS.  She had lived in Indianapolis for 25 years, moving from Rochester.  She was married in 1924 to Lowell EWER, who died in 1942.  She was a retired telephone operator, and was a member of the Rochester First Baptist church and the Rochester Eastern Star.

Surviving is a son,Wallace G. [EWER], Indianapolis.  Five brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fulton Cemetery with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  There will be no visitation.  The Zimmerman Brothers, Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, May 8, 1985

 

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Thursday, May 9, 1985

 

John Warmbrod

John WARMBROD, 81, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 9:10 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Augusta M. Pettie

Services were Friday in Tampa, Fla., for Augusta Mae PETTIE, 46, Tampa, who died there April 29.  Burial was in Orange Hill Cemetery, Tampa.

She was born Dec. 30, 1938 in Macy to Charles and Bertha Mae HUFF BLACK.  Her husband, Jim PETTIE, survives.

Surviving with the husband are a brother, Joe [BLACK], Peru; two sisters, Nancy ROARK, Kokomo and Roxy DILTS, Tampa; two half-brothers, Roger BLACK, Logansport, and Daniel HUFF, Rochester; and a half-sister and two half-brothers, all of Tampa.  A half-sister, Susan HUFF, preceded in death.

 

Friday, May 10, 1985

 

John E. Warmbrod

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester for John E. WARMBROD, 81, Rt. 5, Rochester, who died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health since July.

The Rev. Larsene HALL will officiate, and burial will be in the Reed Cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until time of services.

He was born June 12, 1903 in Pulaski County to Gottlieb and Lovina WERNER WARMBROD.  He moved here 27 years ago from Pulaski County.  On Dec. 26, 1923 in Paris, Ill., he was married to Lela TILLOTSON, who survives.  He was a farmer and owned a gravel trucking business.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Floyd A. (Velma) BLACKBURN, Lafayette, and Vera WARMBROD, San Francisco, Calif.; two sons, Carl [WARMBROD], Rt. 4, Rochester, and Kenneth [WARMBROD], Rochester; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Cora PETERS, Winamac.  Two sons, a brother and six sixters preceded in death.

 

James W. Washburn

James W. WASHBURN, 60, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital at Fort Wayne.

He was born Sept. 11, 1924 in Fichville, Ky., to Wyllie and Jimmie Estelle SIMS WASHBURN.  He lived in Kosciusko County and the Rochester area since 1947. He was married to Bonnie SOPHER on Oct. 22, 1983, who survives.  He was a self-employed tree-trimmer for REMC and was a member of the North Webster American Legion, the Rochester VFW and the Rochester Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a son, James [WASHBURN], Claypool; a daughter, Ellen


NETHERLAND, Warsaw; two sisters, Ruth GARLAND, Elizabeth and Mary E. FRY, Anderson; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and six step-children, James and Steve SOPHER, both of Denver; Michael SOPHER, Macy; Frank SOPHER, Akron; Jeff SOPHER, Silver Lake, and Sandy SOPHER, Rochester.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home at Pierceton.  Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and     7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  The North Webster American Legion will conduct military graveside services.

 

Asa Brofford Sr.

Asa BROFFORD Sr., Rt. 1, Akron, died at 1:16 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He had been in failing health for two years.

He was born Dec. 28, 1919 in Jackson County, Ohio, to Walter and Louie CARTER BROFFORD.  He was married May 4, 1946 to Edna Katherine AULT, who survives.  He was a resident of the Akron community for the past 37 years and retired in 1982 from Pike Lumber Company.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Jo Ann HOFFMAN, Akron, and Peggy BROFFORD, Rochester; a son, Asa R. BROFFORD Jr., Akron; five grandchildren; three sisters, Cressie BOROFF and Maye SNYDER, both of Oak Hill, Ohio, and Margaret CLEM, Antwerp, Ohio, and a brother, Tom BROFFORD, Oak Hill, Ohio.  Eight brothers prceded in death.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from             2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until time of services.

 

Mae Jones

Mae POWLEN JONES, 78, Logansport, died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

She was born May 5, 1907 in Lucerne to Samuel Austin and Elizabeth Ann BACKUS POWLEN.  She was married to Charles E. JONES, who died in February 1975.  She was a retired school teacher who taught in Cass and Fulton counties, and was a member of the Cass County Retired Teachers Association and Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.

Surviving are a son, Charles E [JONES], Logansport; a daughter, Jayne E. JONES, Logansport; a brother, J.T. POWLEN, Lucerne; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Royal Center with the Rev. Robert CREE officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Christian Cemetery, Royal Center.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today, and on Saturday from noon until time of services.

 

Nina Nicholson

Nina NICHOLSON, 79, Portage, died at 3 a.m. Thursday in a hospital in Portage.

Mrs. Nicholson was formerly a Fulton resident.  She taught school a total of 35 years, including second grade in the Fulton School.  The daughter of The Rev. and Mrs. H.W. FRANKLIN, she was a life member of the Fulton chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.  Her husband preceded in death.

Survivors include a son, Sam NICHOLSON, Portage; a grandchild, and four sisters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Portage.
Saturday, May 11, 1985 to Monday, May 13, 1985

 

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Tuesday, May 14, 1985

 

Charles Smith

Graveside services for Charles Daniel “Dan” SMITH, the son of Cleotus and Faye SMITH, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating.

 

Walter Rhoades

Walter “Pete” RHOADES, 54, of 1069 Lincolnway East, Plymouth, died at 8 p.m. Monday.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Mary E. Kelley

Mary E. KELLEY, 79, Apartment 1C, Waterhaven Apartments, died at 12:52 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient about two weeks, and in failing health three years.

She was born March 12, 1906 in Ohio to Walter and Susan DURBIN DILLMAN.  She lived most of her life in this area with the exception of seven years in Florida.  She was married on Aug. 12, 1924 in Mentone to Loran W. KELLEY, who died in August 1978.

Surviving are four daughters, Jean CHEESEMAN, Clearwater, Fla.; Mrs. Charles (Esther) SAINER, Sallisaw, Okla.; Mrs. Fred (Betty) WOOD, Rt. 7, Rochester; and Mrs. Robert E. (Dora) MILLER, Mentone; three sons, Wayne [KELLEY], Seattle, Wash.; Walter [KELLEY], Atwood, and Kenneth [KELLEY], Orlando, Fla.; thirty-eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Cleora QUIER, Mentone; and a brother, Ernest [DILLMAN], Warsaw.  A daughter, Loah JENSEN; a sister, and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial wil be in the Sycamore Cemetery, northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from      9 a.m. until time of services.
Wednesday, May 15, 1985

 

Walter Rhoades

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Walter “Pete” RHOADES, 54, of 1069 Lincolnway East, Plymouth, who died at 8 p.m. Monday in Argos.

The Rev. Mike CLOUD will officiate, and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, where the American Legion will conduct full military honors.  Friends may call from       2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

He was born May 28, 1930 in Culver to Verlin and Constance BARGER RHOADES.  He had lived in the Marshall County area all his life, and was a night watchman for the Shady Rest Home, Plymouth.  He was a Korean War Army veteran.

Surviving are three daughters, Evelynjean GRAVES, Logansport; Sevilla RHOADES, Rochester, and Sandy “Verla” RHOADES, Carson City, Nev.; a step-daughter, May AULT, Plymouth; two step-sons, Eddie SMITH, Texas; nd Robert CONLEY, Rochester; fifteen grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine CULP, Argos; and Geraldine DAVIS, Abilene, Texas; and a brother, Robert [RHOADES], Granger.  Two sons preceded in death.

 

Raymond Kalmbacher

Raymond KALMBACHER, 65, Rt. 1 (Lake Manitou), Rochester, died at 4 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health a year.

He was born May 14, 1920 in Fulton County to Oliver and Ruth PARTRIDGE KALMBACHER.  He was retired from the Gerber Co. at Mishawaka where he had worked for several years.

Surviving are the parents, Ruth KALMBACHER, Rochester, and [- - - - - ] KALMBACHER, Tippecanoe; two sisters, Mrs. James (Mary) DINWOODIE, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Deverl (Martha) JEFFERIES, Lake Manitou; a nehew, Kent JEFFERIES, Warsaw, and two nieces, Janelle JEFFERIES, Rochester, and Vickie DINWOODIE, Valparaiso.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester 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. and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Thursday, May 16, 1985

 

Violet Ludwig

Violet LUDWIG, 70, of 400 IndianaAve., Argos, died at 3:15 a.m. today at St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Verna Younce

Verna YOUNCE, 80, Eaton, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Ball Hospital, Muncie.

Surviving are three sons, the Rev. Teal O. YOUNCE, Rochester; Donald [YOUNCE], Muncie, and Jerry [YOUNCE], Long Beach, Calif.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Richmond Funeral Home, Eaton.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Debra McGriff Lowry

Debra McGRIFF LOWRY, 31, Rt. 1, Milford, formerly of Fulton County, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in the University of Chicago Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Odie Sausaman

Odie SAUSAMAN, 82, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday at the Centerbury Manor Nursing Home, following a four-week illness.

He was born Jan. 13, 1903 in Akron to William and Orla WHITTENBERGER SAUSAMAN.  He was born, raised and lived his whole life in the same house.  He was married to Thelma SMOKER KUHN on Dec. 20, 1962; she survives.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving with the wife are two step-sons, Leonard KUHN, Terre Haute, and Wendell KUHN, Akron, and six step-grandchildren.  Four brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday until time of services.

 

Friday, May 17, 1985

 

Violet Ludwig

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Violet LUDWIG, 70, of 400 Indiana Ave., Argos, who died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday in St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis, following a long illness.

The Rev. Richard BENNETT will officiate, and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  The Women of the Moose of Plymouth will conduct memorial services at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She was born April 4, 1915 in Plymouth to Roscoe and Dora ZUMBAUGH SARBER, and was a lifetime area resident.  She was married Oct. 4, 1935 in Plymouth to Charles KRING, who died in 1947.  On July 17, 1949, she was married to Francis LUDWIG, who died Aug. 20, 1970.  She was a member of the Plymouth Women of the Moose.

Suviving are four daughters, Sue FEAGLES, Lakeland, Fla.; Donna KRING, Charleston, Ill.; Mary DeVOS, Grovertown, and Frances DORSEY, Argos, with whom Mrs. Ludwig made her home; two sons, Charles KRING, Elkhart, and David LUDWIG, Argos; two step-daughters, Irene CREIGHBAUM, Tippecanoe, and Martha MUFFLEY, Plymouth; a step-son, Kenneth LUDWIG, Plymouth; twenty-seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marjorie BAKER, Chesterton, and Burl FLAGG, Argos.  Two sons preceded in death.

 

Ozerna Bammerlin

Ozerna BAMMERLIN, 92, Juarez, Mexico, formerly of Wabash, died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday in Juarez.

She was born Oct. 15, 1892 in Akron to Lewis and Sinetta PERRY.

Surviving are three daughters; a son; three sisters, including June HARTZLER, Rochester, and several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Juarez.
Debra A. Lowry

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Debra Ann McGRIFF LOWRY, 31, Rt. 1, Milford, who died at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday in University of Chicago Hospital, Ill.  She had been in failing health 19 days, and had been in South Bend Memorial Hospital before going to Chicago.

The Rev. Russ WILBUR will officiate, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

She was born March 26, 1954 in Rochester to Ray and Alberta COOPER McGRIFF.  She was married Feb. 16, 1979 in Leesburg to Rick G. LOWRY, who survives.  She attended Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Melissa Ann [LOWRY], at home; the father, Ray McGRIFF, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Connie) FORTE, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. Robert (Terry) DILTS, Peru; a brother, Robert R. [McGRIFF), Rochester, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey COLEMAN, Rochester.  The mother preceded in death.

 

Saturday, May 18, 1985

 

Harry Culp

Harry CULP of Fulton died at 7 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton.

 

Zelphia L. Poorman

Zelphia L. POORMAN, 85, of Fulton, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Hospital, Park Rapids, Minn.

She was born June 8, 1899 in Fulton County to Charles and Nona STALEY REED.  She married Oct. 25, 1920 in Fulton to William POORMAN.  He preceded in death Sept. 2, 1961.

She was a member of the Fulton Wsleyan Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Helen KALEY, Park Rapids, Minn.; a son, Harold POORMAN, Fulton; a brother, Kline REED, Fulton; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter and a sister preceded in death.

Rites are pending at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.

 

Monday, May 20, 1985

 

Zelphia L. Poorman

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Fulton Cemetery for Zelphia L. POORMAN, 85, Fulton, who died at 8:15 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Hospital, Park Rapids, Minn.

The Rev. Steven CUNNINGTON will officiate.  Friends may call at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Martha Wiseley

Martha WISELEY, 60, of 3519 17 B Road, Tippecanoe, died at 4:32 p.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, shortly after admittance.  She was born June 5, 1924 in Marshall County to Louis and Edith HARTMAN WEISSERT and had lived in the Marshall County area all her life.  She was married June 6, 1942 at Inwood to E. Hollis WISELEY, who died Feb.9, 1960.  She was a former member of the Tippecanoe Home Economics Club, and was a member of the United Methodist Church, Bourbon, and the Associated Milk Producers.

Survving are two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Rosalee) RACOLTA, Bourbon, and Mrs. Bill (Ruth) MILLER, Plymouth, and the mother, Edith WEISSERT, Plymouth.  A brother, Kenneth [WEISSERT], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Ronald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and onTuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Wilnetta Hart

Wilnett “Billie” HART, 76, of 717 Pontiac St., died at 11:25 a.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver, where she was admitted May 3.  She had been ill several months.  She was born July 24, 1908 in Rochester to Earl and Elva RUBUSH SHORE.  She lived nine years in South Bend, and spent the rest of her life in this area.  She was married Oct. 17, 1931 in Michigan City to Ned D. HART, who survives.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and formerly was active with Tri Kappa and the Rochester Women’s Club.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Greshem M. (Ann) LOUGH, Culver, and two grandsons, Michael and Matthew LOUGH.  A sister, Glenden ADAMSON, preceded in death.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. John C. RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church or to charity.

 

Harry P. Culp

Harry P. CULP, 79, Fulton, died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.  He had been seriously ill three weeks.

He was born March 31, 1906 in Miami County to Fenton and Gertrude BUNNELL CULP.  He moved from Miami County to Fulton County 40 years ago.  He was married Feb. 4, 1931 in Logansport to Thelma SKINNER, who survives.  He was a retired employee of Essex Wire of Logansport, and was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Wally (Wanda) DINSMORE, Culver; Mrs. William (Marilyn) BLACKETOR, South Bend, and Mrs. Jim (Joyce) JOHNSON, Fulton; a son, Paul [CULP], Rt. 1, Macy; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six brothers, Ora and James [CULP], both of Mexico; Chester [CULP], Bradenton, Fla.; Orville [CULP], Orlando, Fla. Raymond [CULP], Montgomery, Ala., and Robert [CULP], Peru, and eight sisters, Grace HAYDEN and Edith KIDD, both of Logansport; Jo McCLAIN, Grand Rapids, Mich. Mammie PETTY, Peru; Olive SWIHART, Wabash; Lois POWNELL, Rt. 2, Macy; Marg LOFTUS, Royal Center, and Marcella PETER, Twelve Mile.  A son, a grandson and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Steve CUNNINGTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Spring Creek Cemetery, southwest of Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until time of services.


 

Tuesday, May 21, 1985 to Wednesday, May 22, 1985

 

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Thursday, May 23, 1985

 

Caroline Eaglebarger

Caroline EAGLEBARGER, 88, formerly of 108 N. Maple St., Argos, died at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born Nov. 3, 1896 in Marshall County to David and Laura McCLANHAN LOLMAUGH.  She was married Jan. 14, 1975 in Plymouth to Joe EAGLEBARGER, who died Feb. 2, 1979.  Mrs. Eaglebarger was a lifetime Argos area resident.  She was a former cook at Harvey’s Restaurant, Argos.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church and its Missionary Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herschel (Josephine) TOWNS, Plymouth, and Mrs. H.B. (Martha Jane) WILLIAMS, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Lucy STEINS, Sacramento, Calif.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Charles BLOOMER officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Nora L. Brockey

Nora L. BROCKEY, 90, formerly of 807 Monroe St., died at 12:30 a.m. today in Cardinal Nusing Home, South Bend.

She was born July 20, 1894 near Talma to George and Mary KUHN BRYANT, and lived most of her life in the Talma area.  She was married in 1917 in Talma to Verdie BROCKEY, who died Nov. 17, 1976.  She taught at the former Talma School for many years, and was a member of the Talma United Methodist Church, the WSCS of the church, Sigma Delta Pi, Talma Home Economics Club, the Senior Citizens Club and AARP.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.  A daughter, Beulah Belle [BROCKEY], a sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the Hamlet Cemetery, northeast of Rocheter. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Delbert M. Hamilton

Delbert M. HAMILTON, 71, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 2:50 a.m. today at his home.  He had been ill five months.

He was born March 29, 1914 in Nappanee to Lemmuel and Ada May HAMILTON.  He had lived in the Akron and Silver Lake aras since 1929.  He was married July 26, 1943 to Glendora GEARHART, who survives.  He was a retired dairy farmer, and was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Judy) WILCOX, Rt. 1, Silver Lake; four grandchildren; four sisters, Goldie BOWMAN and Charlotte BUCHER, both of Disco; Mary CASSIDY, Mexico, and Lillie HERENDEEN, Silver Lake, and two brothers, Glen [HAMILTON], Denver, and Gerald [HAMILTON], Claypool.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. Randy SAMUELS officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday at the church from  9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Henry G. Beasley

Henry G. BEASLEY, 67, of 402 N. Center St., Akron, died at 8 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Friday, May 24, 1985

 

Karl C. Vaughn

Karl C. VAUGHN, 60, of 419 Decker Drive, Winamac, died at 4:17 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

He was born Jan. 1, 1925 in DeSoto, Mo., to Chester Morrow and Georgia WAGGONER VAUGHN.  He moved from Rochesrter to Winamac 20 years ago.  He was married Aug. 10, 1947 in Marion to Bettie SCHROEDER, who survives.  He was a former manager of the A&P food stores in Winamac and Rochester for 27 years, and was employed by Seyfert’s Foods for 10 years.  He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Winamac; Knights of Columbus, Rochester; the VFW, and the American Legion, and was a charter member of the Rochester Rotary Club.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Loree FISHER, Winamac, and Vicky HARTER, Hobart; a son, K.C. [VAUGHN], Grand Rapids, Mich.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Moree CLARK, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mildred LaFLOURE, Crystal City, Mo.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Albert REED officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted.  Friends may call at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday after 8 a.m.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Henry G. Beasley

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron for Henry “Guy” BEASLEY, 67, of 402 N. Center St., Akron, who died at 8 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health a year.

The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate, and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund.

He was born Oct. 15, 1917 in Whitley County to Ralph and Icy Loe BEASLEY, and had lived in the Akron area the past 27 years.  He was married Aug. 22, 1953 to Mary JENNINGS, who survives.  He was a retired night shift superintendent at Chamberlin’s, Akron, and was a 36-year member of the Moose Lodge at Columbia City.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Janice DIMMICK, Coldwater, Mich.; Loretta BARNES, Riverside, Calif.; Nancy MOONEY, Rochester; and Debbie BAUMGARTNER and Linda BACKUS, both of Akron; two sons, Tom HUNTLEY, St. Joseph, Mich.; and Jeff BEASLEY, Mentone; sixteen grandchildren; two sisters, Betty LONG, Warsaw, and Madge SALESMAN, Columbia City; and two brothers, Glen and Wayne [BEASLEY[, both of Larwill.  Five brothers preceded in death.

 

Cora L. Coplen

Cora L. COPLEN, 90, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health a year.

She was born Oct 6, 1894 in Prairie Township of Miami County to Elmer and Mary BERGER ZIMMERMAN, and had lived in the Akron and Gilead areas all her life.  She was married to Lee COPLEN, who died Frb. 16, 1937.  She was a cook at the Gilead School for many years, and at the Steer Inn Restaurant, Silver Lake.  She was a member of the Emmanuel Church, Gilead, and the World War II War Mothers, Akron.

Surviving are two daughters, Freda June BROWN, Akron, and Velma Ruth CHANDLER, Hardy, Ark.; five sons, Robert [COPLEN], Fort Wayne; Dale [COPLEN], Akron; Ralph [COPLEN], Logansport; Wayne [COPLEN], Macy, and Dean [COPLEN], Naples, Fla.; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter “Brownie” [ZIMMERMAN], Rochester, and nices and nsphews.  A son, Charles [COPLEN]; a brother, a sister, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from     2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, May 25, 1985

 

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Monday, May 27, 1985

 

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Tuesday, May 28, 1985

 

John V. Denton

John V. DENTON, 85, of 530 Pontiac St., died at 8:05 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Alvin R. Cowles

Alvin R. “Sonny” COWLES, 61, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at his home.  He had been in failing health two years.

Fulton County coroner Joyce GOOD ruled the death as a suicide from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.

He was born Feb. 7, 1924 in Muskegon, Mich., to Robert and Eva RINGENBERG COWLES.  He moved from Knox to Rochester 38 years ago.  He was married March 29, 1947 in Hammond to Pauline R. JANA, who survives.  He was co-owner of Deutschman and Cowles, and was superintendent of Cowles Sand and Gravel.  He was a World War II Marine veteran having served in the Pacific Theatre.  He was a lifetime member of the Kewanna VFW and a member of the American Legion, Rochester, and the Manitou Elks Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Don (Connie) OVERMYER, Rt. 1, Kewanna; two sons, Donald [COWLES], Rochester, and Robert L. [COWLES], Winamac; five grandchildren, Todd GOOD, Kewanna; Kim and Troy COWLES, Rochester; Kandy WELLER, Dallas, Texas, and Randy OVERMYER, West Plm Beach, Fla.; a great-grandson, Aaron WELLER, Dallas, two sisters, Frances DEARING, Cleveland, Tenn., and Mrs. Kenneth (Marcella) WARFEL, Lansing, Ill.; two brothers, Richard [COWLES], Hammond, and Tom [COWLES], Elkhart; the step-mother, Marie COWLES, Elkhart, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Carl (Karen) WIKING, Elkhart, and Lonna KELLER, Florida.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. C. Samuel OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the Kewanna VFW will conduct military graveside rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of services.

 

Edwin McPherron

Memorial services were conducted Thursday in Bloomington for Edwin B. McPHERRON, 70, Bloomington, who died May 21, in a hospital there.

He was born July 25, 1914 near Richland Center to Thomas and Minnie McPHERRON.  His wife, Betty [McPHERRON], suvives.  He was a 1931 graduate of Richland Center High School, and was a graduate of Indiana University, where he was appointed staff in 1946.  He headed the Bureau of Government Research in the political science department for 10 years.  He also was a consultant for the Indianapolis Redevelopment Commission and was a state correspondent for the National Civic Review.  He retired from the university after teaching 35 years.

Surviving with the wife are  son, Danny [McPHERRON], and three grandchildren, all of California, and a brother, Harry [McPHERRON], Argos.
Ruth I. Durkes

Ruth Irene DURKES, 73, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at her home.  She had been in failing health three years.

She was born May 27, 1911 near Walnut in Marshall County to Clayton and Luella ALDERFER FLETCHER, and lived most of her life in Fulton and Marshall counties.  She was married March 7, 1931 near Culver to Arthur H. DURKES, who survives.  She was a retired employee of Hart Schaffner and Marx and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Women’s Missionary Society of the church.

Surviving with the husband are a daugher, Mrs. Edwin (Janice) NEWCOMB, Rochester; three sons, James M. and William Lynn [DURKES], both of Rochester, and Ronald D. [DURKES], Alexandria, Va.; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Edward (June) POLLEY, Macy, and Erma O’DELL, Rochester.  A daughter and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Wednesday, May 29, 1985

 

Mary Ann Wideman

Mary Ann WIDEMAN, 53, Rt. 1, Mentone, died about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home.

She was born March 5, 1932 in Monon to Harry L. and Dorothy E. WAGNER JACKS, and lived most of her life in the Warsaw and Mentone areas.  She was married to Ralph WIDEMAN Jr. on April 23, 1949, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are the mother, Dorothy KRULL, Mentone; three daughters, Myra Lee BARNETT and Sheryl Ann PRICE, both of Warsaw, and Robin BEASLEY, Mentone; a son, James [WIDEMAN], Mentone; a granddaughter, Amber ARNETT, who lived with the Widemans; a sister, Bette Lee DETLEF, Valparaiso; a brother, James T. [JACKS], Hamtramck, Mich.; four other grandchildren and a step-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Charles JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after       2 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday before the service.

 

Edith Ummel

Edith UMMEL, 83, Green Cross-Central Manor, Goshen, died at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday at Goshen General Hospital.  She was there a day.

She was born June 19, 1901 in Union Township, Elkhart County to William and Martha EVERSOLE ANGLEMYER.  She was married Nov. 1922 to Edward UMMEL who died June 15, 1942.  In 1962 she was named 4-H Mother of the World.  Her 10 children were enrolled in 4-H a total of 103 years.  She was a member of the Kosciusko County Holstein Dairy Association and the Akron Church of God.

Surviving ar four daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Carol) HINES, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Wayne (Joan) KIRKHAM, Greencastle; Mrs. Arlo (Lois) KNOUFF, St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Eldon (Phyllis) SWICK, Columbia City; five sons, Robert [UMMEL], Rolling Prairie; Eldon [UMMEL], Syracuse; Herb [UMMEL], Wakarusa; Stanley [UMMEL], Fremont, and Max [UMMEL], Rochester; twenty-three grandchildren; and twenty-three great-grandchildren.  A son, the Rev.


Richard UMMEL, died in 1981.  Three brothers and five sisters also preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Rieth-Rohrer and Ehret Funeral Home in Goshen with the Rev. Norman S. PATTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Yellow Creek Cemetery, Goshen.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Green Cross Foundation, or to charity.

 

John V. Denton

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funerl Home in Rochester for John V. DENTON, 86, of 530 Pontiac St., formerly of the Prairie Grove community, who died at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  He had been in failing health a year.

The Rev. C. Samuel OVERMYER will officiate, and burial will be in the Kewanna Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from        9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Rochester Little League or to the Fulton County Council on Aging.

Mr. Denton was born Dec. 18, 1899 in Corydon to Oscar and Hattie DENTON.  He had lived here since 1915.  He was married Jan. 19, 1923 in Fulton County to Hortense FINNEY, who died in 1975.  He was a farmer for many years, and served two terms as Fulton County treasurer.  He was a member of the former Prairie Grove E.U.B. Church, the Fulton United Methodist church, the Farm Bureau, the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Kewanna; and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.  He was active in Rochester Little League baseball for many years, and sponsored the Denton Indians in the Babe Ruth League.  He also played on the former Rochester Merchants team and on American Legion teams, and had sponsored a rural youth team that went to the state tournament.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Marjorie) ZARTMAN, Rt. 1, Rochester; two sons, Harley [DENTON], Rt. 1, Rochester, and Charles [DENTON], San Bernardino, Calif.; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Two grandchildren, a sister and four brothers preceded in death.

 

Victor H. Combs

Victor H. COMBS, 73, Rt. 1, Logansport, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

He was born Dec. 4, 1911 in Fort Wayne to Truman and Ida Mae BOOKWALTER COMBS.  He married Lois TERRELL April 17, 1935 in Jonesboro.  She survives.  He was retired from the Indiana Motor Bus co.  He was a member of the Market Street United Methodist Church, Logansport, and was a member and past master of the Macy Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Louise KATTMAN, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Byron [COMBS], Hesperia, Mich., and Dale [COMBS], Winamac; three sisters, Laurett LEE, Macy; Margaret MEAD, Lansing, Mich., and Cherril PLACE, Cheboygan, Mich., and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fisher Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Bill MOON officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.  Masonic Lodge services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Thursday, May 30, 1985

 

Eva Copenhaver

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday in Windler’s Chapel in Fowler for Eva COPENHAVER, 87, Green Hill Manor Nursing Home, Fowler, formerly of Rochester, who died at 8:20 a.m. May 22.  She had been ill three years.

The Rev. Carl STRANGE officiated, and burial was in the Fowler Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 15, 1897 in Pulaski County, Ky., to Louis and Mattie SHADOAN.  She was married in 1932 in Somerset, Ky., to Virgil COPENHAVER, who died in 1957.  She moved to Fowler in 1932, and was a member of the Baptist Church.  She had lived with her son, Theodore SILVERS, Rt. 6, Rochester, before going to the nursing home.

Surviving with the son are a sister, Betty MULFORD, Deer Park, Ohio; a half-sister, Bessie ALLEN, Anaheim, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  Four brothers, a sister and a half-sister preceded in death.

 

Friday, May 31, 1985

 

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Saturday, June 1, 1985

 

Arden E. Miller

Arden Eugene MILLER, 59, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 11:04 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital after suffering a heart attack earlier Friday at his home.

He was born Jan. 19, 1926 in Sidney, Ind.  He lived in Akron for the past 30 years.  He was married Oct.9, 1970 to Kathlen SWOPE.  She survives.  He was a retired truck driver, a member of the Akron Church of God, a 21-year member of the Manitou Pony Trotting Club, a member of the Noth American Trottingbred Racing Association, a past president of the Eagles Lodge in Rochester and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters Brenda POPOVICH, Springfield, Mo., and Angel RUPPERT, New York; two sons, Daniel [MILLER], Leiters Ford, and Thomas [MILLER], New Albany, Ind.; a step-daughter, Sandra DITTMAN, at home; two step-sons, Ron DITTMAN, Akron, and Lee DITTMAN, in the U.S. Navy in San Diego, Calif., and ten grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. James MALBONE and the Rev. Robert WYMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, and until time of services on Monday.  Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Albert Hatfield

Albert HATFIELD, 74, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 5:58 p.m. Friday in the Mason Health Care Center at Warsaw.

He was born June 16, 1910 in Star City to Peter and Cora RUDE HATFIELD and had lived in Mentone since 1951.  He was married March 31, 1934 to Isabell BLANTON who survives. He was retired from Midwest Spring Manufacturing Co., Mentone, and was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, the Warsaw Elks Lodge and the Logansport Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Kay) KINDIG, Mentone; a son, Larry [HATFIELD], Indianapolis; a brother, Maurice [HATFIELD], Lakeland, Ohio; a sister, Arbutus CRIST, Pulaski, Ind.; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Monday, June 3, 1985

 

Carl T. Westwood

Carl Thomas WESTWOOD, 59, Rt. 1, (Lake Manitou), Rochester, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  He had been ill nine months.

He was born Oct. 15, 1925 in Fulton County to Thomas and Harriett KING WESTWOOD, and had lived all his life in Fulton County.  He was married Aug. 15, 1948 in Akron to Frances Ellen BARTH, who survives.  He had been employed the past 33 years with Sealed Power Corp.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Harriett WESTWOOD, 317 Fulton Ave.; a daughter, Evelyn Carol WESTWOOD, Kokomo; a son, Edward Carl [WESTWOOD], Rt. 4, Rochester; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Art (Ruth) SCHAUER, Rt. 5, Rochester; a son, James Allen [WESTWOOD], died in 1953, and a sister, Evelyn ENGLE, died in 1948.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Society.

 

Anthony Willard

Anthony  WILLARD, 39, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 10:12 p.m. Sunday at the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  Arrangements are pending at the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Laura G. Bowen

Laura G. BOWEN, 81, formerly of 539 N. Michigan St., Argos, died at 5:55 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, following a long illness.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.
Martha Waltz

Martha WALTZ, 74, of 1007 Wabash Ave., died early Saturday morning in her sleep at her home.  She had been in failing health.

She was born Nov. 26, 1910 in Macy to Chester and Bessie LOWE WHYBREW, and lived most of her life in this area.  She had been employed by Chamberlin’s Products at Akron, at the former Armour Creamery in Rochester, and at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the Elks Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary DAWSON, Punta Gorda, Fla., and Ethel DAWSON, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Robert [WHYBREW], died in 1945.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. C. Samuel OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Willard J. Hartford

Willard John HARTFORD, 71, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 12:05 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient 10 days.  He had been in failing health a month.

He was born May 11, 1914 in Chicago, Ill., to John and Marie HARTFORD.  He had been a summer resident in Fulton County for many years, and moved from Gary to this area in 1979.  He was married Sept. 30, 1961 in Crown Point to Norma L. SCARBOROUGH, who survives.  He had been employed by the United States Steel Corp. for 43 years, retiring in 1979.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Roland HARTFORD, Hobart and Bruce, Richard and Kenneth [HARTFORD], all of Gary, a step-daughter, Robin SCARBOROUGH, Indiana; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Viola F. Knicklebine

Viola Fern KNICKLEBINE, 69, South Bend, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

She was born Aug. 28, 1915 in Tippecanoe to Clarence and Cloe FEAR DRUDGE.  She was married Dec. 18, 1932 in Rochester to Chester A. KNICKLEBINE, who died Dec. 10, 1967.

Surviving are three daughters, Jackeline A EDGIL, Aleta K. HUBLER and Marla Sue DILL, all of South Bend; two sons, William R. [KNICKLEBINE], Gilbertsville, N.Y., and Larry J. [KNICKLEBINE], El Paso, Texas; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth KILMER and Olive BRANDT, both of South Bend; Beulah DEATRICK, New Castle, and Cleo MEINERT, Silver Lake and four brothers, Richard [DRUDGE], Akron; Dale [DRUDGE], Indianapolis; Robert [DRUDGE], Tucson, Ariz., and Dean [DRUDGE], South Bend.  A sister, Opal WALTON, preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William, South Bend, with the Rev. Clay PEEK officiating.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Gladys I. Divelbiss

Gladys I. DIVELBISS, 80, Mayflower Nursing Home, Plymouth, formerly of Rocheter and Anderson, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday at Bremen Community Hospital following a long illness.

She was born Oct. 12, 1904 in Brookville to Luther and Elizabeth SHERWOOD MANNING.  She moved from Anderson to this area in 1981.  She was married to Silverton MILLER, who preceded in death.  On Feb. 29, 1940, she was married to Lawrence DIVELBISS, who died in October 1947.  She was a former employee of the Rex Manuractuing Co., Connersville, and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Rochester and Anderson.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty L. McFARLAND, Anderson; a son, The Rev. Donald MILLER, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jane KEYS, Winchester; Iva ANDERSON, Crawfordsville, and Alta GILMORE, Tucson, Ariz., and a brother, James VANNATTA, Columbus, Ohio.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Donald MILLER, her son, officiating.  Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Dale Cemetery, Connersville.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, June 4, 1985

 

Anthony Willard

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron for Anthony “Hub” WILLARD, 39, Rt. 1, Akron, who died at 10:12 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  He had been ill a week.

The Rev. Lowell BURRUS will officiate, and burial will be in the Gaerte Cemetery near Gilead.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday until time of services.

He was born Sept. 19, 1945 in Wilson County, Tenn., to Lloyd “Pappy” and Gladys   WILLARD, and lived most of his life in the Akron area.  He was married Dec. 30, 1984 to Magalene JACKSON, who survives.  He was employed by Williams Office Homes, South Whitley.

Surviving with the wife are the mother, Gladys WILLARD, Warsaw; two daughters, Kim [WILLARD], Akron, and April Marie [WILLARD], at home; a son, Anthony Lee [WILLARD], Lebanon, Tenn.; four sisters, Frances June DILLARD, Lebanon, Tenn.; Margaret RAMSEY, Shepherd, Mich.; Maryann SWAFFORD, Warsaw, and Janie SITTS, Akron, and five brothers, Lloyd “Pete” and Charles [WILLARD], both of Warsaw; Danny [WILLARD], Columbia City; Johnny [WILLARD], Murfreesboro, Tenn., and James [WILLARD], Silver Lake.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

 

Raymond H. Speitel

Raymond H. SPEITEL, 69, of 922 W. Linden, Logansport, died at 5:50 a.m. Monday at his home.

He was born July 1, 1915 in Logansport to Earl and Virgie WINHAM SPEITEL.  He was married to Marjorie P. WILSON on Aug. 15, 1944; she survives.  He was a retired tool and die maker at RBM Manufacturing.  He was an Army Corps veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church, Logansport; the Tipton Masonic Lodge, Logansport; Walton Eastern Star, The American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Ray [SPEITEL], St. Clair Shore, Mich.,and two brothers, Robert [SPEITEL], Marion, and Eugene [SPEITEL], New Hall, Calif.  A brother preceded in death.


 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fisher Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. L. D. PAYTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, where military rites will be conducted.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today.  An Eastern Star memorial service will be at the funeral home at 7 p.m. today, followed by a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m.   Memorials may be made to the Cancer Sodiety.

 

Edna P. Hoffman

Edna P. HOFFMAN, 77, formerly of 1023 Elm St., a five-year reesident of the Rochester Nursing Home, died at 7:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill three months.

She was born May 11, 1908 near Akron to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer REESE, and lived most of her life in this area.  She was married to Robert TIMBERS, and was later married to Clyde HOFFMAN.  Both preceded in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) CLARK, Warsaw; three sons, Robert TIMBERS, Rochester; Dean TIMBERS, Warsaw, and Clair TIMBERS, Goshen; nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Graveside rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth SLISHER officiating.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester from   4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Laura G. Bowen

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos for Laura G. BOWEN, 81, formerly of 539 N. Michigan St., Argos, who died at 5:55 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

The Rev. Michael CLOUD will officiate, and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

She was born Nov. 2, 1904 at Farmington, Mo., to Willard and Iona SIMPSON STINE.  She had lived in Argos 29 years, moving from Wayland, Mo.  She was married Dec. 30, 1925 at Solin Mills, Ill., to Ray BOWEN, who died Feb. 7, 1964.  She was a member of the Wesleyan Church of Argos.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Julius (Patricia) NOVICKI, Argos; a son, Jon [BOWEN], Detroit, Mich.; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Lon [STINE], Burlington, Wis.  A son preceded in death.

 

Michael L. Hines

Michael Leo HINES, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kewanna, died in a Las Vegas hospital Sunday evening following an accident at his ranch.

His son, Michael J. [HINES], told The Review-Journal newspaper in Las Vegas that his father was mounting a horse when the animal reared and threw him to the ground.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Hines was an attorney.

Arrangements are pending at the Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., Las Vegas.
Lois F. Holewiak

Lois Ferrel HOLEWIAK, 68, of 628 W. Sixth St., died at 9:20 p.m. Monday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born Feb. 26, 1913 in Athens to Merr D. and Sarah D FEECE STRONG, and lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was married July 2, 1938 in Chicago, Ill., to Gabriel J. HOLEWIAK, who survives.  She was the retired owner-operator of Jan’s Pet Shop.

Surviving with the husband are a sister, Mrs. Charles (Theda) REID, Scottsdale, Ariz.; two brothers, Clair and Klea [STRONG], both of Rt. 2, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  A son, Jan [HOLEWIAK], died in 1963.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, June 5, 1985

 

Dr. Russell L. Sparks

A memorial service for Dr.Russell L. SPARKS, 85, who died Feb.19, in Lakeworth, Fla., will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester, with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating.

 

Michael L. Hines

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, Las Vegas, Nev., for Michael Leo HINES Jr., 65, Las Vegas, who died Monday at the South Nevada Memorial Hospital, Las Vegas.

A funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the St. Ann Catholic Church in Kewanna with Father Cornelius KELLY officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Ann Cemetery, Kewanna, with military graveside rites.  The Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna is in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Hines was born April 4, 1920 in Kewanna to Michael and Ella COSTELLO HINES Sr.  His wife, Ingrad BRAECKLEIN, survives.  He was a lawyer and state racing commissioner in Nevada, and was a member of the Elks Lodge, the National Bar Association, the Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, the Las Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club and the Marine Reserves.  He was a U.S. Marine veteran of Worl War II and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Notre Dame Law School.

Surviving with the wife are four sons, Micharl G. III, Patrick K., Christopher J. and Nicholas J. [HINES], all of Las Vegas, and a brother, Dr. James HINES, Chicago, Ill.

 

Mona Kinney

Word has been received that Mona KINNEY, Island Falls, Maine, died April 17.  She was the mother of Lois KENNEDY, Glenwood, Ill., formerly of Rochester.
Thursday, June 6, 1985

 

Mary E. Fisher

Mary E. “Babs” FISHER, 75, of 210 Courtland St., Lapaz, died at 11 a.m. today at her home.  She had been in failing health several years.

She was born July 2, 1902 in Kokomo to Leon and Anne MILNER.  She had lived in Lapaz the past five years, and had lived at Nyona Lake and in South Bend.  She was married Aug. 18, 1928 in Kokomo to Wilford D. [Skinny” FISHER, who died in February 1979.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, South Bend, and the Christian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sonny (Mary Anne) EMMONS, Lpaz; a son, Jack E. [FISHER], Sidney, Ohio; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence WHITESIDE, Kokomo, and two brothrs, Bill [MILNER] Sr., Monticello, and Tom [MILNER], Kokomo.  A brother preceded in death.

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

 

Thomas L. Carrico

Thomas Lee CARRICO, 39, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

He was born May 21, 1946 in Sullivan to Benjamin and Frances ROBBINS CARRICO.  He was married in July 1972 in Osceola to Sandra JOHNSON, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Brian and Brad [CARRICO], both at home; the parents, Osceole; three brothers, Marion and Rick [CARRICO], both of Mishawaka, and Kevin [CARRICO], Osceola, and the maternal grandfather, Donnel ROBBINS, Carlisle.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Warner Funeral Home, osceola, where arrangements are pending.

 

Friday, June 7, 1985

 

Thomas L. Carrico

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Warner Funeral Home, Osceola, for Thomas Lee CARRICO, 39, Rt. 2, Macy, who died at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

The Rev. Clyde BURRIS will officiate, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Mary E. Fisher

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Mary E. “Babs” FISHER, 75, of 210 Courtland St., Lapaz, who died at 11 a.m. Thursday at her home.

The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate, and burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, Osceola.  Friends may call from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. today.
Saturday, June 8, 1985

 

Dewey Dewald

Dewey DEWALD, 86, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at his residence.

He was born Oct. 21, 1898 in Richland Township, Miami County, to Samuel and Sarah Jane YIKE DEWALD.  He was married Sept. 10, 1917 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Ethel Marie HOOVER, who died Oct. 12, 1978.

He was a retired farmer and truck driver.  He was a member of the Gilead Masonic Lodge, Rochester Moose Lodge and the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine, both of Fort Wayne.

Surviving are two nieces, Betty CARR, Plymouth, and Nancy Ellen HICKS, Florida, and a nephew, Julius DEWALD, Port Richey, Fla.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Carl SWEET officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Alisha Lynn Burton

Alisha Lynn BURTON, Leiters Ford, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday in Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born June 4, 1985 in Plymouth to Jerry E. and Katherine L. JENKINSON BURTON.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Elwyln Allen and Julia JENKINSON, Leiters Ford; a paternal grandmother, Elaine BURTON, Rt. 3, Rochester two maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Iris ESKRIDGE, Culver, and Mrs. Leora JENKINSON, Bourbon; a paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Grace BURTON, Rt. 3, Rochester, and several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Harold BURTON, who died in 1981.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rocheter, with Pastor Mark ROYER officiating.  Briends may call one hour prior to services.

 

Monday, June 10, 1985

 

William J. Burns

William J. BURNS, 67, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born Oct. 7, 1917 in Peru to Jesse and Nellie BEAL BURNS.  He was married Aug. 20, 1941 to Helen SCHUMACHER, who survives.  He was a retired truck driver for Brada Miller, Kokomo, and had lived the past 27 years at Nyona Lake.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, William J. [BURNS] Jr., Peru, and Terry [BURNS], Logansport; a daughter, Carol Sue COOPER, Lagro; a brother, Charles [BURNS], Denver; a sister, Ruby THOMAS, Pendleton, and a grandson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Martin HAEGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church.
Bessie M. Michael

Bessie M. MICHAEL 89, Fulton, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Mayflower Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born June 1, 1896 in Eureka, Ill., to William and Louise ULERICK GRAFFT, and was a lifetime Fulton County resident.  On June 23, 1920 in Fulton County she was married to Carl P. MICHAEL, who died Sept. 23, 1955.  She was a member of the Fulton Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Randall (Gertrude) McCROSKEY, Fulton; two granddaughters, Mrs. Robert (Carol) MACY, Rt. 1, Rochester, and Margaret DITTO, Kendallville; a sister, Mamie RIEHL, Wabash, and two great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Steve CUNNINGTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton Wesleyan Church.

 

Lewis K. Bloomer

Lewis Kent “Dick” BLOOMER, 87, Twelve Mile, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday in Chase Center Nursing Home, Logansport.

He was born Feb. 4, 1898 in North Manchester to Dennis and Lillie LONG BLOOMER.  He was married to Cleo M. COOPER Oct. 24, 1925 in Logansport; she died Oct. 27, 1983.  He was retired from the C&O Railroad, was a World War I Army veteran, was a charter member of the Twelve Mile Lions Club, was a 50-year member of the New Waverly Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the VFW and Veterans of World War I Barracks 1114, Peru.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frederick (Gelene) SKINNER, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Karl (Divola) SMITH, Rt 5, Logansport, and Mrs. Herbert (Shirley) EVERSON, Indianapolis; seven grandchjldren,and seven great-grandchildren.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Rose C. Bothwell

Rose C. BOTHWELL, 95, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the nursing home.

She was born June 16, 1889 in Chicago, Ill., to Conrad and Theresa BREITINGER LAY.  She was married to Harry BOTHWELL April 10, 1915 in Chicago; he died in December 1951.  She was a retired dietary employee at Fish Memorial Hospital, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.  She attended the United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Harold [BOTHWELL], Honolulu, Hawaii, and Marvin [BOTHWELL], Green Valley, Ariz., and a daughter, Irene TROUTMAN, Kewanna.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Edge Water Cemetery, Edge Water, Fla.  The Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth A. Burns

Ruth A. BURNS, 87, Rt 1, Denver, died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born Dec. 1, 1897 in Denver to Abraham and Mary Jane BALLEE IMHOFF, and lived all her life in Denver. She was married to Verl BURNS Nov. 10, 1913; he died Aug. 28, 1977.

Surviving are three sons, Victor [BURNS], Ashboro, N.C., and Richard and Edward [BURNS], both of Rt. 1, Denver; three daughters, Mary DAY, Peru; Regina VIGAR, Rochester, and Louella DAVIS, LaFontaine;  a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Bernice) BURNS, Rt. 1, Denver; twenty-one grandchildren; fifty-five great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.  A son, Robert [BURNS], died May 7, 1973.

Services will be at 10 a.m Tuesday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. George BROWN officiating.  Burial will be in the West Lawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until time of services.

 

Tuesday, June 11, 1985

 

Fred L. Anderson

Fred L. ANDERSON 90, Arcadia, died Monday afternoon in Kokomo.

He was born Jan. 3, 1895 in Needmore to Joseph and Elizabeth BORUFF ANDERSON.  His wife, Esther LUSE, survives. He taught and was principal at the following Indiana high schools:  Arcadia, Oolitic, Markleville, Leiters Ford and Wilkinson.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Cicero, the National Association of Retired Teachers, Indiana Retired Teachers, Hamilton County Retired Teachers, was a World War I Army veteran, and was a member of Veterans of World War I, Scottish Rite and Shrine of Indianapolis, and Lions Club and American Legion of Arcadia.  He was trustee of Jackson Township, Hamilton County, and during his tenure, he was instrumental in planning and completing the new Jackson Central High School building.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Betty Lou JAMES, Russiabille, and a son,       C. Joseph [ANDERSON], Anaheim, Calif.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Hartley Funeral Home, Arcadia, with Tom TRUE officiating.  Burial will be in the Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Gravel Lawn Cemetery Association or to the Arcadia American Legion Post.

 

Wednesday, June 12, 1985

 

Juney M. Williams

Juney M. WILLIAMS, 96, Royal Center, formerly of Walton, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.

She was born March 22, 1889 in Cass County to Henry and Dora May TAYLOR CONKLIN.  She was married Nov. 29, 1905 in Cass County to Emuel H. WILLIAMS, who died Aub. 20, 1968.  She was a member of the Walton United Methodist Church and the Walton Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Verna GRASSMYER, Royal Center; three sons, Owen [WILLIAMS], Rt. 7, Logansport; Harry [WILLIAMS], Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, and Lester [WILLIAMS], Rt.1, Walton; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-


greatgrandchildren.  A daughter, three great-granddaughrters, eight sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Hartzler Funeral Home in Walton with the Rev. Pat TOBIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Walton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from  4 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  The Eastern Star will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

 

Henry N. Cox

Henry N. COX, 73, Rt. 3 (Lucas St.), Rochester, died at 12:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital shortly after being admitted.

He was born Oct. 31, 1911 near Grass Creek to Irvin and Catherine WILLIAMS  COX, and had lived most of his life in Cass and Fulton counties.  He was married March 14, 1937 in Fulton to Pauline N. HEISHMAN, who survives.  He was a baker for the former Stewart’s Bakery, Rochester, and had worked at Union Bakery, Warsaw for 10 years.  He was a member of the Church of God, and the Manitou VFW, and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II ind the European Theatre.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Darlene ROGERS, Evansville; a son, Nelson [COX], Rt. 5, Rochester, near Talma; five grandchildren, and a great-grandson.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday 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 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW and American Legion.

 

Steve Alan Kollman

Steve Alan KOLLMAN was stillborn at 6:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, the son of Kelly and Cynthia KOLLMAN, 811 1/2 Monroe St.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Lisa [KOLLMAN],1; a brother, Scotty [KOLLMAN], 3; the paternal grandparents, William KOLLMAN, Chircao, Ill., and Sue STEWART, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the maternal grandparents, Ezekiel and Mary GUEVAL.

Graveside rites will be at 3 p.m. today at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Carol S. Hill

Word has been received of the death of Carol Sue HILL, 41, Prescott,Ariz., formerly of Rochester.  She died following an accident Tuesday night in Arizona.

She was born Dec. 10, 1943 in Rochester to James and Grace COOK PIERCE.  She was a waitress in Prescott.

Surviving are the mother, Grace PIERCE; a sister, Lola RIDDLE, and two daughters, Lori and Crissy HILL, all of Rochester; a son, Jon [HILL], Arizona, and a granddaughter.  A brother, Gene [PIERCE], was killed April 3, 1974 during a tornado in Rochester.

Arrangements are pending.
Thursday, June 13, 1985

 

Carol S. Hill

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Baptist Church, Prescott Valley, Ariz., for Carol Sue HILL, 41, Prescott Valley, formerly of Rochester, who died about 1 a.m. Wednesday in Phoenix, Ariz.

The father, James PIERCE, died in 1971.

The Heminton Funeral Home, Prescott, Ariz., is in charge of arrangements.  Cremation will follow the service.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Rochester.

 

Friday, June 14, 1985

 

Margaret Holdread

Margaret MACY HOLDREAD, 42, of 1237 Lincolnway East, Plymouth, died at 4:40 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  She had been ill about a month.

She was born Aug. 25, 1942 in Fulton County to Harry and Lucille Van DUYNE MACY.  She lived most of her life in the Plymouth and Rochester areas.  She was married June 23, 1962 in Plymouth to Elson Ray HOLDREAD, who survives.  She was an advertising consultant with the Plymouth Pilot News and the Plymouth office of the South Bend Tribune.  She was a member of the Sunrise Chapel, Plymouth.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Diana Kay HOLDREAD, Plymouth ; a son, David Ray [HOLDEREAD, Plymouth; a step-daughter, Debbie MULLINS, Ottowa, Ohio; three brothers, Robert [MACY], Rochester; Raymond [MACY], Plymouth, and Harry Joe [MACY], Muncie, and two step-grandchildren.  An infant brother and the parents preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Robert BEYLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to other charity.

 

Raymond L. Hittle

Raymond L. HITTLE, 59, Rt. 2, Logansport (Clymers), died at 11:18 a.m. Thursday in Decatur Memorial Hoxpital, Decatur, Ill.

He was born Nov. 9, 1925 in Marshall County to Ralph and Nellie WHITTKER HITTLE.  He was married April 2, 1948 in Rochester to Doris Lorene ROCK, who survives.  For the past 10 years he worked for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad, and had been employed by Wabash Railroad Co. for 28 years.  He was a member of the Clymers United Methodist Church and was a World War II Navy Veteran.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Randy [HITTLE], Centerville; two grandsons, Audie and Joshua [HITTLE], both of Centerville; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Alta) ROCK, Macy, and Mrs. Albert (Alice) SHOTTS, Rt. 5, Rochester, and three brothers, Wayne [HITTLE], Rochester; James [HITTLE], Walkerton, and Gerald [HITTLE], Tardyville, Mo.  A brother, John [HITTLE], and the parents preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Glenn R. CAMPTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, near Culver, where military rites will be conducted.  Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday until time of services.
Saturday, June 15, 1985

 

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Monday, June 17, 1985

 

Amy P. Crabb

Amy P. CRABB, 80, Kewanna, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 14, 1904 at Bruce Lake to Stephen and Lena FRITZ FANSLER.  She was married April 13, 1941 in Kewanna to Alvah A. CRABB Sr., who died Aug. 14, 1961.  She had been a practical nurse before her marriage.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kewanna.

Survivors are a son, Alvah A. [CRABB] Jr., Rockville, Md.; two step-daughters, Opal GARNER and Ersa SOMMERS, both of Kewanna, and two sisters, Emma FANSLER, Logansport, and Bertha ZEIDER, Niles, Mich.

Arrangements are pending at the Harrison-Metzler Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Tuesday, June 18, 1985

 

Amy P. Crabb

Services will be at 1:30 p.m.Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, for Amy P. CRABB, 80, Kewanna, who died at 2:30 a.m. Monday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  Pastor Michael KING will officiate, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. Thursday until time of services.

 

Byron B. Shore

Last rites will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Foster & Good Funeral Home for Byron B. SHORE, 71, 1204 Main St., retired certified public accountant who for many years was a leader in local business and civic affairs.

Mr. Shore was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he was admitted after suffering a heart attack at the Elks lodge.  He and his wife had just left the golf course around 4:30 p.m. when the fatal seizure occurred as he was sitting in his car.  Although he had been in fragile health, his condition had improved in recent months and death was unexpected.

A lifetime Rochester resident, Mr. Shore had operated his own CPA firm here from 1947 until his retirement in 1980.  A former executive secretary of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, he played a leading role in the city’s industrial expansion efforts of the late 1950s that resulted in the location of the Hart Schaffner & Marx and Torin Co. plants here.

Widely respected as a business consultant, at the time of his death he was serving on the board of directors of The Rochester Sentinel, First National Bank, Rochester Telephone Co., Rochester Homes Inc. and Galbreath Inc. of Winamac.

Born May 29, 1914, in this city, he was the son of Arthur B. and Reba MOORE SHORE, the mother surviving in Rochester.  His father for many years operated a men’s clothing store where Fashion Crossroads now is located.  His marriage was Feb. 26, 1948, in Lawrenceburg, to Marie E. WALTERS, who also survives.

A graduate of RHS and a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1936, Mr. Shore served in the U.S. Army during World War II.


 

He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, Elks and Moose lodges of Rochester, Indiana Association of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He also belonged to Cypress Pines country club at Lehigh Acres, Fla., where he and his wife spent recent winters.

Surviving, besides the wife and mother, are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) RHODES, Rt. 1, Rochester; a son, R. Perry SHORE, Kokomo; four grandchildren, Mrs. Stephanie NAFZIGER, Rt. 6, Rochester; Susan RHODES, Muncie; Mrs. Terry DOYLE, Clarksville, and Stephen RHODES, Logansport; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. B. Edwin (Virginia) STOUT, Grand Ledge, Mich., and three nieces.  Preceding in death were one son, David [SHORE], in 1971, and one niece.

The Rev. John RAMSEY and Richard KEHOE will officiate at rites and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. Thursday until the hour of service.  The family requests that donations be made to the Manitou Training Center or to the charity of choice.

 

Russell L. Walker

Russell L. WALKER, 68, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday at his home.  He had been ill eight years.

He was born in July 18, 1916 in Fulton County to Harvey and Ida ACHEY WALKER, and was a lifetime resident of the Macy community.  He was married July 31, 1949 to Kathleen VORIS, who survives.  He was a mechanic for Kirks Auto at Peru.  He attended the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, and was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jerry [WALKER], Palm Coast, Fla., and Terry [WALKER], Wabash; six grandchildren; five sixters, Beulah WINNINGHAM, Peru; Bernice ARTHUR and Mary CAMPBELL, both of Akron; Ethel MONGOSS, Denver, and Gladys DEEDS, Rochester, and seven brothers, Ralph, Clifford and Donald [WALKER], all of Peru; Kenneth and Melvin [WALKER], both of Wabash; Gene [WALKER], Chili, and Robert [WALKER], Macy.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron after 2 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday until 11 a.m., then at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

 

Gladys I. Shreve

Gladys Irene SHREVE, 83, Bunker Hill, died at 8 a.m. Monday at her home.

She was born April 12, 1902 in Plymouth to Elmer and Mary EBEL BURNS.  She was married at Plymouth Sept. 25, 1927 to Donald C. SHREVE, who died Jan. 28, 1966.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bunker Hill, the Berean Come-Double Sunday School Class and the Senior Citizens of Bunker Hill.

Surviving are a son, Richard E. [SHREVE], Fresno,Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Wallace (Joan) WHITCOMB, Rt. 1, Bunker Hill; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Helen HATFIELD, Rochester, and Thelma COLLINS, Plymouth.  A brother, Ford [BURNS], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bunker Hill First Baptist Church with the Revs. John HONEAY and Donald HUMPHREY officiating.  Burial will be in the Springdale Cemetery, Bunker Hill.  Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, from             2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday at the church for an hour before services.


 

Wednesday, June 19, 1985

 

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Thursday, June 20, 1985

 

Viola I. Selders

Viola I. SELDERS, 87, of 604 Wheatland Ave., Logansport, died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.

She was born Jan. 22, 1898 in Jefferson Township, Cass County, to William E. and Ellanora SMITH WEBSTER.  She was married Sept. 23, 1919 in Logansport to Lewis W. SELDERS, who died July 9, 1965.  She was a member of the Crooked Creek Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School for several years.  She had worked for RBM, a division of Essex Wire, and at the Logansport State Hospital during World War II.

Surviving are a son, Glen W. [SELDERS], Logansport; a daughter, Dorothy A. EASTBURG, Brookville, Fla.; four grandchildren, Fred BOHM, Rochester; Diana EASTBURG, Tampa, Fla.; David EASTBURG, Japan, and Cheryl SELDERS, Logansport, and two great-grandchildren, Brett and Kassandra BOHM, Rochester.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Crooked Creek Christian Church, Royal Center, with the Rev. John EVANS officiating.  Burial will be in the Crooked Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday at the church for an hour before services.

 

Elsie M. Mullins

Elsie M. MULLINS, 86, Rt. 1, Etna Green, died at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw.

She was born May 14, 1899 in Rochester to Isaac and Mary Elizabeth BARKER WINN, and had lived in the Tippecanoe community most of her life.  She was married Jan. 12, 1919 to Ira Lee MULLINS, who died June 19, 1978.  She was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church, the Missionary Society of the church, and was a former member of the Tippecanoe Home Ec Club.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Fred (Mary Belle) CONNORS, Williamstown, Mass.; Mrs. Gerald (Joan) LEFFERT, Argos; Mrs. Eugene (Betty) WEIRICK, Warsaw; Mrs. Eugene (Barbara) WESTAFFER, Bourbon, and Mrs. John (Sharon) ROBINSN, Lakeville; a son, John [MULLINS], Etna Green; twenty-three grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Douglas FRITZEL officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.
Estella LaViolette

Estella LaVIOLETTE, 86, Rt. 1, Kewanna (Lake Bruce), died Wednesday morning at her home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1898 to James F. and Florence E. BRUCE ENGLE.  She was married to Isaac KISSINGER, who died July 5, 1935.  She was later married to Jack LaVIOLETTE, who preceded in death.  She was a retired housekeeping employee.

Surviving are four daughters, Helen MILLER, Kewanna; Irene MILLER, Flint, Mich., and Annabelle REESE and Catherine KANE, both of Logansport; a son, Vern KISSINGER, Logansport; two sisters, Grace CALDWELL, Bunker Hill, and Frances HURLBURT, Lake Bruce; a brother, James [ENGLE], Kewanna; twelve grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter, six brothers and four sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 8 p.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or the Cancer Society.

 

Friday, June 21, 1985

 

Robert E. Spaulding

Robert E. SPAULDING, 60, Rt. 4, Rochester, died around 11 a.m. today at his home after an illness. Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good FuneralHome, Rochester.

 

Saturday, June 22, 1985

 

Robert E. Spaulding

Robert E. SPAULDING, 60, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 11:05 a.m. Friday at his residence.  He had lived here for the past 10 years, coming from Kokomo.

He was born Feb. 21, 1925 in Terre Haute to Clay and Nellie FOLZ SPAULDING.  He was married Dec. 21, 1947 in Kokomo to Rose Ann APPLE, who survives.

Until he retired, he was an installer or Western Electric, Kokomo, for 25 years.

Spaulding was a member of F&AM 79, Eagles Lodge 852, VFW 1343, and American Legion 36, all of Rochester.  He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, Robert [SPAULDING] Jr., Murray, Neb.; Randall E. [SPAULDING], Rt. 4, Rocheter, and Michael D. [SPAULDING], Kokomo; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ted (Margaret) MAHAVIER, Mrs. Dorothy HAMMOND, [Mrs.] Rev. Richard (Madge) WAGNER, all of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Bob (Barbara) BROCKMAN, Baytown, Texas, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death are two brothers.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo, with the Rev. Harold E. WELLER officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday where F&AM 79 will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m.
Winnifred K. Ringma

Winnifred K. (ERIKS) RINGMA, 66, Naples, Fla., died Friday in Munster Community Hospital, Munster.

She was born Feb. 12, 1919 in Highland, to Leonard and Willie PORTER KATS.

Surviving are a husband, John RINGMA; sons, Robert ERIKS, Akron, and Larry ERIKS, Crown Point; a daughter, Winette JOHNSON, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six brothers, Leonard KATS, Crown Point, Arnold KATS, Loveland, Colo., George KATS, Punta Gorda, Fla., John KATS, Lucerne, Eugene KATS, Lansing, Ill, and William KATS, Rochester, and two sisters, Christine URTZ and Ruth BUTT, both of Lansing, Ill.  Preceding in death are a husband, Andrew ERIKS, three brothers, and a sister.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Village Bible Church, 2200 183rd St., Lansing, Ill., with the Rev. Lynn RAGSDALE officiating.  Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, Ill.  Friends may call at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing, Ill., from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to a charity are suggested.

 

Monday, June 24, 1985

 

Kathryn P. Bowen

Kathryn Pauline BOWEN, 64, of 100 W. Ninth St., died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been admitted earlier that day.

She was born Oct.7, 1920 in Wabash.  Her mother, Oldie WAITES, preceded in death.  She had lived here for 40 years, and was retired from the dietary department at Woodlawn Hospital.

Surviving are a son, Leroy D. [BOWEN], Royal Centr, and two grandchildren, Kristine BOWEN, Logansport, and Michael BOWEN, Rt. 6, Rochester.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Russ WILBUR offociating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Tuesday, June 25, 1985

 

Robert E. Treber

Robert E. TREBER, 59, of 409 Indiana Ave., Argos, died at 4:45 a.m. Monday at Veteran’s Medical Center, Marion.

He was born Oct. 4, 1925 at Kitchell to Ernest and Mildred CORTNER TREBER.  He was married Jan. 27, 1952 in Darlington to Elnora GLOVER, who survives.  He was a self-employed carpenter, was an Army veteran of World War II, was a member of the Argos American Legion and was a former board member of the Five County Mental Health Association.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, James [TREBER], Rochester, and Dennis [TREBER], Bourbon; two step-daughters, Georgia HARLEY, Argos, and Linda SMITH, Pierceton; nine grandchildren, and two sisters, Ernestine BECKER, Argos, and Glea POWERS, Plymouth.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with military honors conducted by the Argos American Legion.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home at Argos from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Harry Barter

Harry “Link” BARTER, 72, Rt. 2 (Wabash Road), Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Monday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where he was admitted June 14.  He had been seriously ill 10 days.

He was born Oct. 21, 1912 in Fort Wayne to Harry H. and Marie GARDEWIN BARTER, and moved here from Fort Wayne in 1927.  He retired after 50 years as co-owner of Barter’s Lakeview Orchard.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge, and was an associate member of the American Legion.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Charles (Gloria) FELLERS, Rochester; a brother, Gale F. [BARTER], East Orange, N.J.; a nephew, Stephen FELLERS, Rochester, and a niece, Mrs. Jacob (Susan) SMITH, Middletown.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday , and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Moose Lodge.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 1985

 

Luemma Love

Luemma LOVE, 59, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.  She had been in failing health nine months.

She was born Nov. 19, 1925 in Kkomo to Leslie and Edith PENDERGRAST DALE.  She moved here from Kokomo in 1980.  She was married Sept. 1, 1972 in Memphis, Tenn., to George E.W. LOVE, who survives.  A retired nurse, she had been employed by Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  She was a member of the Manitou VFW Women’s Auxiliary.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Marsha) CAREY, Anderson; Mrs. Randy (Teresa) RAMOS, Bloomington, and Mrs. Tim (Tamara) McKAY, Kokomo; three step-daughters, Laura TOWNSLEY, Ansonia, Pa.; Mrs. Steven (Lisa) MULLIN, Delphi, and Mrs. Melvin (Lauren) SMITH, Peru; two step-sons, George LOVE Jr., Lakeland, Fla., and Kevin M. LOVE, Lincoln, Neb.; fourteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Marjon) TURNBULL and Mrs. Jim (Marcella) PRITZ, both of Kokomo; three brothers, Lavonne, Wesley and Max [LOVE], all of Kokomo, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Albright Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday for an hour before time of service.
Mitchell E. Howell

Mitchell Edward HOWELL, 23, Mexico, died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, from injuries suffered in a car accident about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday west of Denver.

He was born May 16, 1962 in Miami County to Harold K. and Thelma Mae WARNER HOWELL.  He was a 1981 graduate of North Miami High School, had attended vocational schools in Logansport and Wabash, and attended Trinity Baptist Church at Peru.  He was employed by Olympia Fiberglass, Rochester.

Surviving are the father and step-mother, Harold and Donna HOWELL, Mexico; a twin brother, Michael Orron [HOWELL], at home; a step-sister, Pam HUNSCHE, Indianapolis; the grandmother, Mary WARNER, Mexico, and a step-grandmother, Ethel CHAPLIN, Peru.  The mother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. LeRoy JENNINGS officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m; and 7 to 9 p.m.Thursday.

 

Thursday, June 27, 1985

 

William B. Wagoner

William B. WAGONER, 69, of 320 W. 10th St., died at 4:45 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, where he had been admitted Sunday.  He had been ill six months, and seriously ill four weeks.

He was born Dec. 24, 1915 in Rochester to Omar and Martha BAILEY WAGONER, and was a lifetime area resident except for a few years in Anderson and Hammond.  On April 7, 1935 at North Manchester, he was married to Ellen SANDERS, who died Aug. 18, 1978.  He was a former employee of Rochester Community Schools, Fulton County Public Library and Sears; was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a leader of Alcoholics Anonymous.  He was a 1934 graduate of Rochester High School, where he was an outstanding athlete, and was president of the RHS Alumni Association.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Judy) GATES, Rochester; a son, Bill B. [WAGONER], Anderson; four grandchildren, Trevor and Tracy SCARBEC and Chris WAGONER, Rochester, and Kim WAGONER, Anderson; a great-grandchild; a brother, Jack [WAGONER], Casselberry, Fla., and a sister, Dorothy CARPER, Plymouth.

The Rev. Russell WILBUR will conduct a committal service at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.
Mary M. Ault

Mary M. AULT, 77, of 4768 19th Road, Tippecanoe, died at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, following a long illness.

She was born Sept. 5, 1907 in the home that she lived in all her life at Tippecanoe to John and Emma ROHRER SWIHART.  She was married in December 1936 to Clarence AULT, who survives. A retired school teacher, she had taught a year at Bremen and 35 years in the Argos School system.  She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and the Indiana State Teachers’ Association.

Surviving with the husband are two sons, Robert [AULT], Tippecanoe, and Larry [AULT], Mentone; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Hazel SMITH, Warsaw.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Walnut Brethren Church with the Rev. Michael CLOUD officiating.  Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the church on Saturday for an hour before services.

 

Maxine Kuhn

Maxine KUHN, 64, Valley Forge Apartments, Warsaw, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.

She was born Sept. 8, 1920 in Silver Lake to Joshua M. and Mary SHERBURN GILLESPIE.  She was married Aug. 20, 1949 at Silver Lake to Frederic R. KUHN, who died April 11, 1982.  She was a member of the Leesburg United Methodist Church, was president in 1968 of the Kosciusko County Extension Clubs, and was a member of the Kosciusko County Genealogy Section of the Historical Society.

Surviving are three sons, Derk W. [KUHN], Milford; Kim R. and Chad J. [KUHN], both of Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Pamela) HARRISON, Indianapolis; a brother, William M. [GILLESPIE], Silver Lake, and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chamness Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Revs. Dale MENDENHALL and Lester YOUNG officiating.  Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, June 28, 1985

 

Robert C. Pletcher

Robert C. PLETCHER, 67, Elkhart, died at 10:57 p.m. Thursday in Elkhart General Hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks.

He was born Jan. 20, 1918 in Saskatchewan, Canada.  On Dec. 1, 1942 in Culver, he was married to Gail M. MOORE, who survives.  He retired in 1979 after 31 years at Whitehall Laboratories, Elkhart, and was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, Elkhart.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Mary Ellen) HATTON, Bloomington; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. George (Mary) COOK, Fort Wayne.  A son, Terry Allen [PLETCHER], died in January 1946.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home, Elkhart, with the Rev. Ken OVERMYER officiating.  Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Grace Burns

Grace BURNS, 84, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health several years.

She was born in Fulton County July 9, 1900 to Hubert and Adda CRAMERER QUICK, and was a lifetime rewident of the Rochester and Akron communities.  She was married Feb. 27, 1923, to Jesse BURNS, who died July 15, 1981.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God.

Surviving are three sons, Emerson [BURNS], Akron; Hubert [BURNS], Indianapolis, and Howard [BURNS], Tipton; ten grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. James MALBONE 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.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Heart Fund.

 

Ruth B. Howell

Ruth Beatrice HOWELL, 80, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

She was born in Jefferson Township of Miami County July 11, 1904 to Cyrus and Grace Effie ARMEY STOFFER.  She was married Dec. 31, 1930 at Mexico to Gerald Byron HOWELL, who died Feb. 29, 1984.  She was a member of the Mexico church of the Brethren, the Dorcus Aid, Jefferson Township Home extension Club and the Mexico Senior Citizens.

Surviving are a daughter, Janice KLING, Rt. 3, Peru; two sons, Byron J. [HOWELL], Swansboro, N.C., and Cyrus L. [HOWELL], Rt. 3, Peru; Wilda BURROUS, Mexico, and Harriet CONNER, Rt. 3, Peru.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Women’s Fellowship of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

 

Saturday, June 29, 1985

 

Paul B. Heltzel

Paul B. HELTZEL, 65, of 1608 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, a longtime summer resident of Lake Manitou, died Thursday in Kokomo.

Surviving are the wife, Evelyn [HELTZEL]; two children, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at noon Monday in the Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo.  Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday, July 1, 1986

 

William B. Wagoner

Graveside services for William B. WAGONER, 69, of 329 W. 10th St., will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Mr. Wagoner died Thursday morning at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

The Manitou Training Center, at which Mr. Wagoner was a longtime volunteer, will be closed that day.  Memorials may be made to the MTC.

There will be no visitation.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday, July 2, 1985

 

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Wednesday, July 3, 1985

 

Richard E. Langenbahn

Richard E. LANGENBAHN, 56, formerly of Rochester and Monterey, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Indiana Veterans Home, Lafayette, where he had resided the past two years.

He was born May 24, 1929 in Monterey to Lester Overmyer and Mary LANGENBAHN LANE.  He was a mechanic and had farmed.  He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, and was a member of the VFW and the Eagles Lodge.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ted (Viki) PHILLIPS, Rochester; Mrs. Brian (Karen) RIDER, Hawaii, and Mrs. Greg (Ramona) WALLER, Wabash; six grandchildren; the mother, Mary LANE, and a brother, Michael LANE, both of South Bend.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday for an hour before time of services.  The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.

 

Waneta Kepler

Mrs. Waneta (LLOYD) KEPLER, 81, former Rochester resident, died Tuesday at Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., after a long illness.

Born Dec. 25, 1903, in Farmersburg, Ind., she was married in Rochester to Orland D. “Brick” KEPLER, who preceded in death.  Before her marriage, Mrs. Kepler was a teacher in the Rochester elementary schools.  She was a graduate of Indiana State Teachers College.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth and John [KEPLER], both of Indian Rocks Beach.  Funeral services and burial will be in Indian Rocks Beach.

 

Thursday, July 4, 1985

 

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Friday, July 5, 1985

 

Rev. Claude E. Wolfe

The Rev. Claude E. WOLFE, 66, Rt. 1, Roann, minister at the Roann Church of the Brethren, died at 10:05 a.m. Thursday in Wabash County Hospital.

He was born Nov. 10, 1918 in Bunker Hill to Walter and Clara Ada JENKINS WOLFE.  He was married Sept. 7, 1941 inAshland, Ohio, to June HEESTAND, who survives.

Before moving to Roann in 1976, he had been on the faculty at Manchester College, where he was a professor, was head of the physical education department and was men’s basketball coach for 25 years.  He had been a missionary in Equador and Puerto Rico, was in the Peace Corps in Bolivia, and was on the board of directors of Timbercrest Retirement Center, North Manchester.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Michael [WOLFE], Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Claudia ROSEN, Rt. 1, Urbana, and Kathy PHILPOTT, Honolulu, Hawaii; ten grandchildren, and four brothers, Glenn and John [WOLFE], both of Peru; Earl [WOLFE], Kokomo, and Walter Otho [WOLFE], Fort Wayne. A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Corider Auditorium, Manchester College, with Dr. A. Blair HELMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call at the Grandstaff Funeral Home, Roann, after 2 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday after 3 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Roann Church of the Brethren or to Manchester College.

 

Doris Kathryn Slane

Doris Kathryn SLANE, 69, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Center, South Bend.\

She was born July 29, 1915 in Elkhart, and had lived in Rochester 35 years after moving from Mishawaka  She was married July 8, 1933 in Plymouth to Charles L. SLANE, who survives.  She was a member of the Santa Anna Women’s Auxiliary, Argos.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Donovan J. [SLANE], Fort Wayne; ;two daughters, Charlene M. LEWIS, Argos, and Judith A. HEYDE, South Bend; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; six sisters, Mildred SPEAR, Mishawaka; Ruth McCLURE and Norma RICE, both of Osceola; Thelma PLATNER, Arcadia, Fla.; Donita GOOD, Villa Rica, Ga., and June DEMPSEY, Edwardsburg, Mich., and three brothers, Ralph, Leonard and Robert EMMERT, all of Mishawaka.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Warner Funeral Home, Osceola, with the Rev. Keith SHEARER officiating.  Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Center Dialysis Unit.
Saturday, July 6, 1985

 

Ray B. Wallace

Ray B. WALLACE, 74, of 405 N. Maple St., Argos, died at 4:50 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Sept. 29, 1910 in Marshall County, to Frank N. and Pearl BENNETT WALLACE, who preceded in death.

Living in Argos for the past two years, Wallace came from Plymouth and had resided in Westville and Rochester.

On July 12, 1946 in Plymouth, he married Juanita EBER, who preceded in death Jan. 13, 1970.

In 1975 he retired from the Nickle Plate Railroad where he worked in track maintenance.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lynita LANZ, Plymouth, and Mrs. Randy (Lorita) REED, Hermitage, Tenn.; a grandson, Kevin REED, Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Anna Jane STOCKBERGER, Argos, and Mrs. Merle (Ruby) SHIVELY, Warsaw; six brothers, Kenton and Morris [WALLACE], both of Argos, Carl [WALLACE], Napa, Calif., Donald [WALLACE], Leesburg, and Frank E. [WALLACE], Warsaw; several nieces and nephews.  A brother, Wayne [WALLACE], preceded in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and prior to the services on Monday.

 

Monday, July 8, 1985

 

Rev. Claude E. Wolfe

Roann, Ind. (AP) - Funeral services were scheduled today for the Rev. Claude E. WOLFE, a former Manchester College professor and basketball coach.

Wolfe, 66, of Roann, died Thursday in Wabash County Hospital.  The Bunker Hill native was pastor of the Roann Church of the Brethren for the past nine years.

He coached 25 years at Manchester College and was a professor and head of the physical education department before leaving the school to go int the ministry in 1975.

He served as director of a Peace Corps unit in Bolivia and was a missionary in Equador and Puerto Rico.

Wolfe was graduated from Manchester and Indiana University.

He is survived by his wife, June [WOLFE]; son, Michael [WOLFE]; daughters, Claudia ROSEN and Kathy PHILPOTT.

Services were scheduled today in Cordler Auditorium on the Manchester campus in North Manchester.
Hildur H. Cover

Hildur H. COVER, 90, College Square Apartments, died about 2 p.m. Saturday at her home.  She had been in failing health six months.

She was born March 4, 1895 in South Bend to John and Elizabeth NELSON OGREN.  She lived most of her life in the Macy and Denver communities, and lived in Rochester the past nine months.  She was married in 1916 in South Bend to Ralph E. COVER, who died Dec. 27, 1954.  She attended the Macy Christian Church, was a member of the Ladies Aid of the church, was a charter member of the Macy Firemen’s Auxiliary, and had served as chaplain for 27 years  She also was a member of the Nyona Lake Conservation Club.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Randy (Betty) KLAMPE, Waseca, Minn.; Mrs. Sherman (Alice) HIVELY, Rt. 1, Rochester, and Mrs. Ralph (Miriam) GORDON, Rt. 7, Rochester; three sons, Harvey [COVER], Indianapolis; Jack [COVER], Rt. 1, Rochester, and Palmer [COVER], Rt. 6, Rochester; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Florence JUDAY, South Bend.  Two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Hazel M. Chapin

Hazel Marie CHAPIN, 91, Macy, died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, where she had lived 7 1/2 years.

She was born Nov. 4, 1893 in Onward to William and Mary Elizabeth SAYGER HOPPER.  She was married March 11, 1916 in Onward to David Edgar CHAPIN, who died Sept. 12, 1956.  She was a member of the Macy Christian Church, the Ladies’Aid and the Hearers and Doers Sunday School Class.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gail (Dorothy) SWOVERLAND, Deedsville; a son, Clayton [CHAPIN], Fulton; two brothers, a twin, Harry [HOPPER], Rochester, and Earl [HOPPER], Fort Wayne; and a sister, Bessie WILSON, Logansport.  A granddaughter, two brothers and four sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Glen L. Howard

Glen L. HOWARD, 71, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.

He was born Sept. 1, 1913 in Marion to Oren and Alta SMITH HOWARD.  He was married to Mae HUNTER June 13, 1933; she died Jan. 11, 1976.  He was a retired carpenter and farmer.

Surviving are two sons, Gene [HOWARD], Mentone, and Larry [HOWARD], Akron; fifteen grandchildre; four sisters, Darious HURLOCK, Akron; Blanche NORMAN, Gilead; Wanda BOWLAND, Amboy, and Pauline JONES, Kokomo, and two brothers, Wayne [HOWARD], Kokomo, and Wincle [HOWARD], Anderson.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until time of services.


 

Tuesday, July 9, 1985

 

George Sutton

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton for George “Pete” SUTTON, 73, Rt. 6, Rochester, who died at 9 a.m. Monday in his home.  He had been in failing health for 10 years.

The Rev. Ed OWENS will officiate and burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday until time of services.  The Fulton Masonic Lodge will conduct services at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or to the American Diabetes Association.

He was born Oct. 10, 1911 in Cass County to Jess and Mary KAYLOR SUTTON, and was a lifetime resident of Fulton and Cass counties.  On Nov. 2, 1932 in Star City, he was married to Hazel CLICK, who survives.  A retired farmer and employee of the Fulton County Highway Department, he was a member of Fletchers Lake United Metodist Church and the Fulton Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Neil (Nina) KRISHER, Anderson; Mrs. Dewey (Jane) REAMES, Burlington, and Mrs. Tom (Shirley) FELDA, Rt. 6, Rochester; two sons, Jim [SUTTON], Rt. 6, Rochester, and Butch [SUTTON], Fulton; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank [SUTTON], Logansport, and a sister, Mrs. John (Nettie) HERD, Rt. 2, Kewanna.  A son, a sister and four brothers preceded in death.

 

Arthur T. Charbonneau

Arthur T. CHARBONNEAU, 65, of 1602 Madison St., died at 9:55 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital shortly after being admitted.  He had been in failing health 10 years.

He was born Jan. 15, 1920 in Holden, Mass., to Arthur and Henrietta CHARBONNEAU.  He had lived here since December after moving from Pawtucket, R.I.  He was married in Pawtucket to Evelyn G. KENNEY, who survives.  He was retired from the maintenance department of Fabric Mills, Rhode Island, was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Pawtucket and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the European Theatre.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) NEWGENT, Rochester; Mrs. Jerry (Margaret) SHELTON, Rt. 5, Rochester Mrs. Earl (Ruth) RODGERS, Assonet, Mass.; Mrs. Edward (June) STANDRING, Taunton, Mass., and Mrs. John (Claire) NEWGENT, Zion, Ill.; four sons, Arthur [CHARBONNEAU], Tucson, Ariz., and David, John and Leonard [CHARBONNEAU], all of Pawtucket; fifteen grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. George (Hazel) WOLFE, Holden, Mass., and Ruth [CHARBONNEAU], Florida.  A son and two sisters preceded in death.

Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester and at the V.J. McAloon Funeral Home, Pawtucket.
Francis D. Gibbons

Francis D. GIBBONS, 79, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 12:10 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital following a long illness.

He was born April 6, 1906 in Green Township, Marshall County to Frank and Lillie WILSON GIBBONS, and was a lifetime area resident.  He was married Nov. 10, 1945 at Kewanna to Leonora WENNERSTROM, who survives.  He was retired from the Marshall County Highway Department and from farming, and was a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge, the Moose Lodge of Plymouth and the Green Township Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Lowell (Gale) SAFFORD, Argos; a son, Dale [GIBBONS], Galveston; four granddaughters; a sister, Clara GIBBONS, Rochester, and a brother, L.J. [GIBBONS], Plymouth.  A son, a daughter and a granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

 

Wednesday, July 10, 1985

 

Ledolia I. Ridout

Ledolia I. RIDOUT, 3712 E. New York St., Indianapolis, died Tuesday afternoon at her home.

She was born to Albert and Bertha LEEDY BURKETT in Fulton County, where she lived until graduating from Richland Center High School.  She lived the rest of her life in Indianapolis.  On Oct. 12, 1923, she was married to Earl RIDOUT Sr., who died in 1964.  She was a retired clerk from the Standard Grocery in Indianapolis, was a member of the Brookside Parkway Senior Citizens Club and the Women of the Moose of Indianapolis.

Surviving are a son, Earl [RIDOUT] Jr., a daughter, Pamela Sue SUTHERLAND, and a grandson, Earl E., all of Indianapolis; four great-grandchildren, and three nieces, Joyce GOOD, Rochester; Sharon HURD, Indianapolis, and Carolyn ADAMS, Evert, Mich.  A brother, Otis [BURKETT], died Oct. 14, 1970.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Indianapolis.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester from 6 to 8 p.m. today, and on Thursday in Indianapolis from 4 to 9 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Jayne Ann Good Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

Thursday, July 11, 1985

 

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Friday, July 12, 1985

 

Catherine L. Sander

Catherine L. SANDER, 75, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks.

She was born March 19, 1910 in Noblesville to Willard and Ruby MICHAEL.  She moved here from Akron in 1954.  She was married to Claude GAERTE, who died in 1949.  In September 1951 in Akron, she was married to Fred SANDER, who survives.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Earl GAERTE, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Eva) ZAMMER, Chicago, Ill.; Norma PIERCE, Rochester, and Mrs. David (Carol Jane) MELTON, Brotherton, Mich.; eighteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edgel HELMER, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Von (Opaline) BEAM, Sheridan, and a brother, Forrest [MICHAEL], Elwood.  A son, Roger [GAERTE], a grandson, a great-grandson, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford.  Friends may call from 2 t 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Leona Phillips

Leona PHILLIPS, 84, of 206 Grace St., Walton, died at 7:29 p.m. Wednesday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 6, 1901 in Cass County to Emanuel and Sarah A. WINEGARDNER BAKER.  She was married Aug. 31, 1921 in Cass County to John M. PHILLIPS, who died July 25, 1966.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty WILSON, Rt. 2, Walton, and Mable Jean WILLIAMSON, Lake Wales, Fla.; a son, John W. [PHILLIPS], Rt. 1, Walton; eight grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.  A step-daughter, a sister, two brothers and a granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Wolf-Hartzler Funeral Home, Walton, with the Rev. Bryan TURNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Walton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and on Saturday until time of services.

 

Saturday, July 13, 1985

 

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Monday, July 15, 1985

 

Mary Alice Zimmerman

Mary Alice ZIMMERMAN, 69, Rt. 7 (Barrett Road), Rochester, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks.  She had been in failing health seven months.

She was born Oct. 1, 1915 at Mt. Zion to Frank and Nellie Grace SHELTON            Van DUYNE, and lived most of her life in this community.  She was married Aug. 2, 1951 at Silver Lake to Robert B. ZIMMERMAN, who survives.  She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Christian Women’s Fellowship of the church.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Doris) GOUDY, Portage; Mrs. Nick (Nancy) KEEL, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mrs. David (Cathy) GINTHER, Rt. 5, Rochester; three sons, Thomas ROSE, Rockford, Ill.; Carl ROSE, Crown Point, and Joe Bob ZIMMERMAN, Rochester; sixgteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathryn RENTSCHLER, Fulton, and Mrs. Harold (Mae) CRILL, Rochester; three brothers, Fred and Robert [Van DUYNE], both of Rochester, and Don [Van DUYNE], Kewanna, and nieces and nephews.  A sister, Lucille MACY; two brothers, Joe and Virgil [Van DUYNE], and a niece preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund.

 

Nelson W. Sadler

Nelson W. SADLER, 74, Kewanna, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday at his home.

He was born April 23, 1911 near Grass Creek to Ted and Detta HICKEY SADLER.  He was married to Pauline BENNETT July 16, 1934 in Peru; she survives. He was a retired farmer and former owner of Sadler’s Service Center at Grass Creek, and was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Kay MURHLING, Rochester, and Karen MATHER, Masa, Ariz.; a son, Jack [SADLER], Grass Creek, and four grandchildren, Chad and Neil MATHER and Bill and Amy MURHLING.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in 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. today, and on Tuesday after 8 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Nelson Sadler Agriculture Scholarship Fund.

 

Ralph R. Sarver

Ralph R. SARVER, 73, Peru, died at 2:24 p.m. Sunday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born Sept. 13, 1911 in Miami County to Peter and Edna FAHL SARVER.  He was married to Mildred FRIEND on March 13, 1937; she survives.

He was owner and operator of the Midland Lumber co., Peru, since 1967, and operated the Midland Building Industry in Peru and Denver from 1940 to 1967.  He attended the Mexico Baptist Church, and was a former member of the Peru Rotary Club.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jerry [SARVER], Denver, and Ralph “Ed” [SARVER], Peru; two brothers, James [SARVER[, Logansport, and William [SARVER], Rochester; a sister, Cleta PEPPERS, Denver; five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.  Two


brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home in Peru with the Rev. James LUND officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Matthew Rex

Infant Matthew REX, son of Dale and Rhonda HARTMAN REX, 236 N. Maple St., Argos, was stillborn at 11:52 a.m.Saturday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Surviving with the parents are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard HARTMAN, Plymouth; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe REX, Argos; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn WALLACE, Lansing, Mich. paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert THOMAS, Argos, and maternal great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Richard HARTMAN, Plymouth.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with the Rev. Raymond BALSER officiating.  The Grossman Funeral Home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

 

Donna J. Ley

Donna J. LEY, 64, Kewanna, died at 4:06 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Feb. 23, 1921 in Geneva to W. Don and Acey CORY COLLOM.  She was married to Paul E. LEY April 17, 1941 in Linton; he survives.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Steve [LEY], Indianapolis; James [LEY], Beach Grove, and Eugene [LEY], Plymouth; a daughter, Kathleen TAYLOR, Indianapolis; a brother, Dean [COLLOM], Ontario, Calif., and six grandchildren.  A brother and the mother preceded in death.

 

Tuesday, July 16, 1985

 

Donna J. Ley

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, for Donna J. LEY, 64, Kewanna, who died at 4:06 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

Father Richard PUETZ will officiate, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, after 4 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Lucile Zaborowski

Lucile ZABOROWSKI, 73, or 222 Parkview St., Plymouth, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend.

She was born Sept. 7, 1911 in Wilmette, Ill., to Frank and Mary FELKE.  She was married Nov. 24, 1954 to Sylvester ZABOROWSKI, who died April 11, 1970.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Church, Plymouth, and several church groups.

Surviving are a sister, Anna HISS, Columbia City, and four brothers, Joe [FELKE], Plymouth; John [FELKE], Bremen, and Ed and Paul [FELKE], both of Rochester.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Michael’s Church, Plymouth, with Father Raymond BALZER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Wednesday July 17, 1985

 

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Thursday, July 18, 1985

 

Mabel E. Downing

Mabel E. DOWNING, 82, Griffith, formerly of the Mentone area, died at 3:15 a.m. today at Prairie View Nursing Home, Warsaw, after a long illness.

She was born Nov. 28, 1902 at Mentone to Jonas and Effie Mae BLACK EATON, and lived in the Hammond and Calumet areas the past 50 years after moving from Mentone.  She was married Sept. 26, 1925 to Donald D. DOWNING, who died Feb. 4, 1974.  In the 1920s, she operated the Telephone Central Office in Mentone.  She was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Robert E. [DOWNING], Griffith; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Carl [EATON], Akron.  A brother, Herbert [EATON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, July 19, 1985

 

Mildred E. Lukens

Mildred Ella LUKENS, 75, of 209 Trailorama, Harbor Cove, North Port, Fla., died Thursday morning at her home.

She was born Oct. 26, 1908 in Rochester to Harlan and Grace MERCER THOMPSON.  She moved from Rochester to Florida 20 years ago.  She was married to Elding CLAYBURN, who died in 1948.  She later was married to Ralph T. LUKENS, who died June 10, 1978.  She was a member of the Eastern Star and White Shrine of Rochester.

Surviving are a son, John F LUKENS, Elkhart; a daughter, Mrs. George (Juana) SHEETZ; five grandchildren, David SHEETZ, Akron; Mrs. Federico (Linda LUKENS)  PETERSEN and Lincoln LUKENS, both of Rochester, and Dan and Mark LUKENS, both of Elkhart, and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, July 20, 1985

 

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Monday, July 22, 1985

 

Francis L. Crispen

Francis Lee CRISPEN, 51, Rt. 2 (Mt. Zion), Rochester, died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday at his home of an apparent heart attack.

He was born Feb. 3, 1934 in Fulton County to Francis W. and Burnice ENYART CRISPEN, who survive.  He was a lifetime resident of the Rochester and Macy communities.  He was married March 10, 1956 in Mentone to Bernita Ann SHAMBARGER, who survives.  He was central office supervisor for Rochester Telephone Co., where he had worked about 30 years.  He had served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Rochester and the American Legion Post of Logansport.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Deborah Sue HOWARD, Rochester, and Carin A. and Ellen K. CRISPEN, both at home; a son, Kevin L. [CRISPEN], Rt. 1, Macy; two grandchildren, Joshua and Jonas CRISPEN, Rt. 1, Macy; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis CRISPEN, and two brothers, Fred and Ben [CRISPEN], all of Rt. 2, Macy.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Foster & Good funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial was to be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.

 

Charles A. Richard

Charles A. RICHARD, 93, formerly of Plymouth, who lived the past three years with his daughter, Martha BARKER of 430 W. Second St., Rochester, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday at his daughter’s home.

He was born May 1, 1892 in Plymouth to Jacob and Ida Mae ZEHNER RICHARD.  He was married May 24, 1917 in Monterey to Agnes H. CRIST, who died June 25, 1980.  He was a retired farmer, and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth; the Holy Name Society, and the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are four daughters, Martha BARKER, Rochester; Loyola DAVIS and Lucy SCHLOSSER, both of Plymouth, and Juilian HART, Chandler, Ariz.; four sons, Lewis and Robert [RICHARD], both of Plymouth; Raymond [RICHARD], South Bend, and Joseph [RICHARD], Rochester; thirty-two grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Elizabeth DUTRIEUX, South Bend.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth with the Rev. Raymond BALZER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, from 2 to 9 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, July 23, 1985

 

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Wednesday, July 24, 1985

 

Irene C. Gottman

Irene C. GOTTMAN, 70, Cannelton, died at 3:55 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

Before retiring, she had worked 33 years for Tell City Chair Co.

Surviving are two daughters, Darlene CLARK, Petersburg, and Laura BIERMAN, Knox; two sisters, Mary Lou JUMPS, Indianapolis, and Phyllis McMANUS, Fort Wayne; five brothers, Homer CLEMENTS, Troy, Mich.; Floyd CLEMENTS, Marietta, Ga.; William and Oscar L. CLEMENTS, both of New Orleans, La., and Robert Dale CLEMENTS, Owensboro, Ky., and five grandchildren.

Services were Monday in the Huber Funeral Home in Cannelton.  Burial was in Cliff Cemetery, Cannelton.

 

Thursday, July 25, 1985

 

Marie Hand

Marie HAND, 83, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 11:37 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health several years.

She was born April 12, 1902 in Akron to Milo and Martha PONTIUS CUTSHALL, and was a lifetime resident of the Akron community.  She was married April 1, 1922 in Knoxville, Iowa, to Lamoin HAND, who survives.

A member of the Akron United Methodist Church, she was a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church, and was superintendent of the children’s department of the church for several years.

A graduate of Akron High School, she completed teacher’s training at Tri State University and was named as honor student of her class in 1964.  She published two books, “Stardust on My Hands,” and “Ashes and Rainbows,” and 500 powms and short stories.  She was a 50-year member of the Akron Woman’s Club, and was named Indiana Mother of the Year by the American Mothers Organization in 1963.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Tamara) SRIVER, Rochester; two sons, Dr. Quentin L. [HAND], Atlanta, Ga., and Dr. John S. [HAND], Austin, Texas; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. William (Neva) KRETZMEIER, Batesville.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Akron United Methodist Church with the Revs. Merlyn COX and Wesley BULLIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Friday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or to the Arthritis Foundation.
Doretha Higley

Doretha “Toots” HIGLEY, 68, Rt. 1, Claypool (Beaver Dam Lake), died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in her home.  She had been in failing health six years.

She was born Nov. 17, 1916 in Marion to Daniel and Lalie RENNAKER BROWER.  She has lived in the Beaver Dam Lake area since 1970.  She was married to Forrest HIGLEY Oct. 14, 1933, who died in May 1975.  She was a member of the Beaver Dam Conservation Club.

Surviving are a son, Steve [HIGLEY], Greentown; two grandchildren, and a sister, Freda WINSLOW, Marion.  A brother, Everett [BROWER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Deaton 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. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, July 26, 1985

 

William E. Cutshaw

William Earl CUTSHAW, 557 Silver City Drive, Boise, Idaho, formerly of Rochester, died Monday at his home.  He had been ill since February.

His wife, Ida Catherine CARR, survives.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Cindy CUTSHAW, Boise; Brenda HAISER, Pinconning, Mich., and Billie [CUTSHAW], Boise two grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Mag) STANTON, Athens, and Mrs. Emerson (Juanita) JOHNSON, Barr Lake.  Mr. Cutshaw was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Paul (Clarabelle) ROCKWELL, Mrs. Dale (Madge) MILLISER, Mrs. Cleo (Louise) DRUDGE and Westel and Clarence CARR and the late Ruth NEWELL, all of the Rochester area.

Services were in Boise, followed by cremation.  Memorials may be made through the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home to the Children’s Shrine Hospital.

 

Saturday, July 27, 1985

 

Dorothy Jean Smith

Dorothy Jean “D.J.” SMITH, 65, Rt. 1, Rocheter, a Rochester accountant since 1959, died at 1:05 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health five years with Alzheimer’s Disease.

An accountant since 1945, she was a member of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce for 23 years and was the first woman to serve as a member of the Chamber’s Board of directors   (1967-70).  She also was an active member of the Indiana Society of Public Accountants.  An avid bowler since 1937, she was a 22-year bowler in the Rochester Women’s Bowling Leagues.

Mrs. Smith was born March 28, 1920 in Indianapolis to Charles and Edna LAKIN BATES.  She was a graduate of Indianapolis Arsenal Technical High School.  She was married April 24, 1942 in Indianapolis to James D. SMITH, who survives.  She had been a summer resident of Lake Manitou since 1931 and moved to Rochester in 1958.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Steve Ann CALHOUN, Ocala, Fla.; a son, Terry L. “Pete” SMITH, Warsaw, and a grandchild, Mary Jo CALHOUN.  Her mother, Edna M. REBER, survives in Rochester.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until services.


 

Monday, July 29, 1985

 

James J. Sutton

James J. SUTTON, 26, Kewanna, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a semi-truck at Indiana 110 and 17 at 11:10 a.m. Saturday.

Marshall County Coroner Dean BYERS pronounced  Sutton deat at the scene.

Marshall County police said that Sutton was going south on Indiana 17 and a semi-truck, driven by Alfonso D. SALARY, 23, Culver, was going west on Indiana 110.

Police said Salary told them he stopped the truck at the intersection, then continued west and that the motorcycle struck the side of his truck.

Byers could not be reached to comment on Sutton’s cause of death.

Sutton is the seventh person to die this year in an automobile accident in Marshall County.

He was born Feb. 16, 1959 in Logansport to Harold L. and Emily MacLAIN SUTTON Sr.  He was married to Brenda RUNKLY REAM Aug. 18, 1984 in Kewanna, who survives.

He was a truck driver for Kralis Brothers Foods, Mentone.

Surviving with the wife are the father, Harold L. SUTTON Sr., Kewanna; the mother, Emily BROWN, Plymouth; a son, Tommy Joe [SUTTON], Plymouth; a step-son, Scott A. REAM, Peru; two brothers, Harold L. Fr. [SUTTON], Leiters Ford, and Robert E. [SUTTON], Kewanna; two sisters, Linda REINHOLT, Monterey, and Mary BULES, Plymouth, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Neil MILLIMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time of services.

 

Dorothy Jean Smith

Inadvertently omitted from information provided about Dorothy Jean “D.J.” SMITH, 65, Rt. 1, Rochester, was the fact that she and her husband, Jim SMITH, and Josief CARDONA leased and operated the Rochester Flying Service from 1958 through 1969.

The Flying Service operated the Rochester Airport, which later became the Fulton County Airport.

Services for Mrs. Smith, who died at 1:05 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital, were to be this morning at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with burial in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

William E. Cutshaw

The Summers Funeral Homes, Boise, Idaho, have provided additional information about Willaiam Earl CUTSHAW, 68, Boise, formerly of Rochester, who died July 22 at his hoime.

He was born Nov. 9, 1916 at Athens to Arthur and Lucinda SAYGER CUTSHAW.  He was an Akron High School graduate and attended night school at Notre Dame University.  He was married Oct. 2, 1937 to Katherine “Ike” CARR, who survives.  He moved to Boise in November 1967, and was a manager of a mobile home manufacturing business.  He retired in 1980.

Also surviving is a brother, Paul [CUTSHAW], Tucson, Ariz.

Private services were conducted in Boise, followed by cremation.  Memorials may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children Hospital or to the Fulton County Cancer Fund, both in care of the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.
Ralph L. Hunneshagen

Ralph L. HUNNESHAGEN, 79, Rt. 4, Road 1100 West, Rochester, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, following a month-long illness.

He was born Dec. 17, 1905 at Kewanna to Eugene and Anna LEITER HUNNESHAGEN.  He was a lifetime area resident, was a retired farmer, and was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey.  He was married Sept. 12, 1934 at Monterey to Florence L. SCHUERER, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are six daughters, Mrs. Fred (Alice) BAUER and Mrs. Don (Betty) KELLER, both of Mongterey; Mrs. Dan (Doris) WENINGER, Mishawaka; Mrs. Charles W. (Barbara) FREEL, Elkhart; Mrs. Richard (Rita) STROZEWSKI, Granger, and Theresa HUNNESHAGEN, Winamac; four sons, Robert and Thomas [HUNNESHAGEN], both of Monterey; Dr. Donald [HUNNESHAGEN], Lodi, Calif., and William [HUNNESHAGEN], Rochester; twenty-five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William (Kathryn) CENTNER, Arlington, Va., and a brother, Chester [HUNNESHAGEN], Charleston, W. Va.  A daughter, a grandson and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey, with the Rev. John KIEFER officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today.  The Scriptural Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

 

Janis E. Hunsberger

Janis E. HUNSBERGER, 65, of 15385 Cedar Road, Bourbon, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

She was born June 17, 1920 at Mishawaka to Glen and Mable HOLM STAYTON.  She had lived in Bourbon since 1950, moving there from Mishawaka.  She was married Nov. 1, 1939 in Wakarusa to Harry HUNSBERGER, who died April 15, 1972.  She was employed by the Day Care Center at Plymouth, and had served the past two years on the Federal Grand Jury at Hammond.  She was a member o the Tippecanoe Community Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna and Vicki HUNSBERGER, both at home; three sons, Douglas [HUNSBERGER], Mishawaka, Steven [HUNSBERGER], Bourbon, and Chris [HUNSBERGER], Etna Green; seventeen grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Lenora ELDER, Bourbon, and five brothers, Maurice [STAYTON], Osceola; Byron [STAYTON], Tacoma, Wash.; Oliver [STAYTON], Graham, Wash.; Russell [STAYTON], Elkhart, and Cleo [STAYTON], Bristol.  A son and five grandchildren preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Robert SHULTZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery, southeast of Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Ken R. Hooker

Ken R. HOOKER, 49, of 324 Conger, Plymouth, died at 11:36 p.m. Saturday at his home.

He was born July 29, 1935 at Argos to Lester and Louise FEAR HOOKER.  He moved from Argos to Plymouth 24 years ago.  On May 2, 1959 in Plymouth, he was married to Doris STAYTON, who survives.  He was self-employed and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Shelley Kaye [HOOKER], at home; two sons, Dennis and Sean [HOOKER], both of Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Gene (Joanne) SMITH, Plymouth, and Mrs. Jack (Lou Alice) HUGHES, Huntington, and two brothers, Jerry and Michael [HOOKER], both of Argos.  A sister, Mrs. Tom SYLER, Rochester, and a grandchild preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Douglas REDFORD officiating.  Burial will be in the Jordon Cemetery, southwest of Argos, with military honors by the Argos American Legion.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, July 30, 1985

 

Caudill Shepherd

Caudill SHEPHERD, 58, Rt. 2, Claypool, died at 9 a.m. Monday at his home.

He was born April 21, 1927 in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Kelly and Sally SHEPHERD.

Surviving are the father, Kelly Shepherd, Rt. 2, Claypool; a son, Michael [SHEPHERD), Morstone Mills, Mass.; two daughters, Brenda [SHEPHERD], Morstone Mills, and Sandy [SHEPHERD], North Manchester; four brothers, Okie [SHEPHERD], Means, Ky.; Lee [SHEPHERD], Burket; Joe [SHEPHERD], Warsaw, and Cecil [SHEPHERD], Winchester, Ky.; five sisters, Sadie TEETER, Lagro; Mrs. Woodrow (Rhoda) TACKETT, Means, Ky.; Delthia SHEPHERD, Sharpsburg, Ky.; Mrs. Quinton (Nawasa) BIERS, Columbia City, and Mrs. Wheeler (Vada) CONLEY, Rochester, and several grandchildren.  The mother, a sister and a brother prededed in death.

Services will b e at 10 a.m. Thursday at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Luther WHITAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Mable L. Frank

Mable LaVern FRANK, 80, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 6:49 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.
Wednesday, July 31, 1985

 

Mable L. Frank

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Mable LaVern FRANK, 80, Rt. 4, Rochester, who died at 6:49 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient since Sunday.  She had been ill nine months.

Father Harold WELLER will officiate.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Riverside Cemetery at Charles City, Iowa.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. today until time of services.

Mrs. Frank was born March 19, 1905 in Osco, Ill., to George and Mary AUSTIN CALHOUN.  She had lived here since 1971, coming from Lansing, Ill., where she had lived 25 years after living 35 years in Hammond.  On Sept. 23, 1930 in New Hampton, Iowa, she was married to Otto FRANK, who died Jan. 3, 1969.  While in this community, she worked at Canterbry Manor Nursing Home in the dietary department for seven years.  She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church at Highland.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary HAMILTON, Rt. 4, Rochester; a son, George [FRANK], Hammond; two step-daughters, Pauline WILSON and Anna BOLLOCH, both of Rockford, Ill.; two granddaughters; four step-grandchildren; thirteen step-great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter, and a sister Mrs. Ross (Jessie) BOYLE, Cook, Minn.  A brother, Loren [CALHOUN], died in 1975.

 

Thursday, August 1, 1985

 

Darwin L. Powell

Darwin Lee POWELL, 25, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at home at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday.

Kosciusko County Coroner Gary EASTLUND ruled the death a suicied as the result of gunshot wound.

He was born Dec. 23, 1959 at Rogers Ciy, Mich., to James and Lois YACKS POWELL.  He was a 1978 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School, and was employed by American Homes, Warsaw.

Surviving are the mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Richard UTTER, Mentone; the father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. James POWELL, Clifton, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Chris (Margaret) MOORE, Mentone; six step-sisters, Laura UTTER, Silver Lake; Rita UTTER, Fort Wayne, Shelly KING, Akron; Kathy BLAUSER and Tina McFADDEN, both of Claypool, and Brenda UTTER, Warsaw; two step-btothers, Ron UTTER, Mentone, and Tom COLLINS, Clifton, Colo.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank SITTS, Akron, and Harold YACKS, Traverse City, Mich.; paternal grandparents, Harriet BALGAVY, St. Louis, Mich., and Kenneth POWELL, Vestaburg, Mich., and step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert UTTER, Athens.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home at Mentone with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.
Friday, August 2, 1985

 

Ellen K. Rosebaum

Ellen K. ROSEBAUM, 67, of 11200 St. Rd. 10, Argos, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, shortly after admittance.

She was born June 12, 1918 at Pulaski to Michael and Mary HERRICK BAUMAN.  She had lived in Argos the past seven years.  Before that, she had worked as a restaurant cook and waitress in Kokomo and Culver.  She was married Feb. 14, 1937 at Donaldson to John ROSEBAUM, who survives.  She was a member of the Union Church of the Brethren, Plymouth.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) MILLER, Argos, and Mrs. Buss (Janet) CRUM, Culver; two sons, John E. [ROSEBAUM], Hanna, and Howard “Joe” [ROSEBAUM], Argos; eleven grandchildren; a great-grandson; four sisters, Alice PEARSON and Lois COMPTON, both of Plymouth; Doris ANDERS, Niles, Mich., and Joan REICH, Miami, Fla., and four brothers, Mike and Lawrence [BAUMAN], both of South Bend; Howard [BAUMAN], Plymouth, and Robert [BAUMAN], Argos.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Richard KANARR officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Emergency Medical Services.

 

Hazel M. Morgan

Hazel Marie MORGAN, 73, of 526 W. Ninth St., died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at her home.  She had been ill five months.

She was born May 11, 1912 in Peru to John and Gertrude DINGMAN SAMPSON.  She moved here from Peru 50 years ago.  She was married June 6, 1937 at Peru to William C. “Casey” MORGAN, who died Jan. 23, 1979.  She had worked at the former Taylor Shoe Store and at Lahman’s Shoe Shop.  A musician and accomplished violinist, she had played with several local bands, including the Mello-Tones.  She was a member of the First Baptist church, the Women of the Moose, the American Federation of Musicians and Kappa Delta Phi Sorority.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. David (Judith Ann) BALDWIN, Plymouth, and Mrs. Cecil (Susan) SALYERS, Yellow Creek Lake; a son, Charles [MORGAN], North Manchester; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Helen WEINKE, Peru, and Mrs. Jack (Melva) LOE, Logansport, and a brother, Merle [SAMPSON], Peru.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Revs. Wanda MEEK and Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizen’s Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Home Health Care Service.
Saturday, August 3, 1985

 

Hazel M. Morgan

The Women of the Moose will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. today in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester for Hazel M. MORGAN, 73, of 526 W. Ninth St., who died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at her home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with the Revs. Wanda MEEK and Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today, and on Sunday until time of services.

 

Eleanor L. Hall

Mrs. Eleanor L. HALL, 58, Rt. 2, Isanti, Minn., formerly of Akron, died Friday in Minnesota.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Deaton Brothers Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Monday, August 5, 1985

 

Eleanor L. Hall

Eleanor L. HALL, 58, Rt. 2, Isanti, Minn., formerly of Akron, died at 4 p.m. Friday in Minnesota.  She had been ill three years.

She was born July 9, 1927 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Albert and Agnes CLEEM STINEMETZ.  She had lived in Akron eight years before moving to Minnesota five years ago.  She was married to Leroy MILLER, who preceded in death.  One July 4, 1971, she was married to John HALL, who died Dec. 7, 1979.  She was a seamstress for Hart Schaffner & Marx and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sonny (Crystal) LINDELL and Shelly MILLER, both of Isanti, and Mrs. Delon (Terri) FURNIVALL, Akron; a son, Chris MILLER, Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Fay FRAKES, Winamac, and Pauline RAULERSON, Port Richie, Fla.; two brothers, David and George [STINEMETZ], both of Winamac, and six granddaughters.  A son, Eric MILLER, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with Bishop Harry JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from             2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Tuesday, August 6, 1985

 

Edward J. Kelsey

Services were at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Tempe, Ariz., for Edward James KELSEY, 66, Tempe, formerly of Monterey, who died July 18, at Desert Samaritan Hospital, Tempe.

Burial was in the East Resthaven Cemetery in Arizona.

Mr. Kelsey was born March 1, 1919 in Monterey, and was married to Vieve MARKLEY, who survives.  He was a dairy farmer, and moved to Tempe 19 years ago.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Diana LYNN, Tempe; four sisters, and three brothers.
Hazel L. Aman

Hazel L. AMAN, 83, of 217 Lake St., Lakeville, died at 7:20 a.m. today at her home.

She was born March 23, 1902 at Eastport, Maine, to Howard and Nellie WATSON CARLOWE.  She had lived in Plymouth since 1929, and was a licensed practical nurse, having worked at the Kelly Hospital at Argos, at Woodlawn Hospital and at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital at Plymouth.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Plymouth.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary McMINN, Monterey, and Carol OYLER, Lakeville, with whom she made her home; four sons, Floyd BARNETT, Mill Bridge, Maine; Donald BARNETT, Bly, Ore; George AMAN, Carson City, Nev.; and Kenneth AMAN, Virginia; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a sister, Beatrice WORTHLY, Wesley, Maine. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist church at Plymouth with the Rev. J. Rex STAIRS officiating.  Burial will be in the Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Missionary Fund.

 

Wednesday, August 7, 1985

 

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Thursday, August 8, 1985

 

King Ford

King FORD, 76, Rt. 2, Rocheser, died at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, where he had been a patient a week.  He had been in failing health six months.

He was born Oct. 29, 1908 in Fulton County, where he was a lifetime resident, to Morton and Mittie CRIPE FORD.  He was a farmer for several years, and established and had operated the Sportsman’s Landing Restaurant on the wouthwest side of Lake Manitou for several years.  He was retired from Kralis Brothers at Mentone.

Surviving are a brother, Dean [FORD], Kokomo, and nieces and nephews.  Five sisters, including Alice WAGONER, and two brothers, including Ernest [FORD], who died last year, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the 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.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Pauline Atchley

Pauline T. ATCHLEY, 64, Oakwood Apartments, died at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks.

She was born May 7, 1921 in Carbon County, Pa., to Frank and Mary KLIMOWICZ PUZA.  She had lived here the past 2 1/2 years, moving from Binghamton, N.Y.  She had been employed in the clerical department in The Broome County Courthouse in Binghamton, and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church here.

Surviving are a son, Paul [ATCHLEY], Rt. 1, Rochester, and two grandchildren, Christine and Bryan ATCHLEY, both of Rochester.  She was from a family of 13 children.

Private services will be at a later date.  There will be no visitation.  The Foster & Good funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund.

 

Jay V. Garver

  Jay V. GARVER, 65, Deming, N.M., formerly of Rt. 1, Argos, (Fulton and Marshall county line), died at 6 a.m. Wednesday in a Las Cruces, N.M. hospital following an illness of several years.

He was born Feb. 26, 1920 in Marshall County to Mr. and Mrs. George GARVER and had lived in New Mexico since 1972.  He was married in 1957 to Ruby HOOVER NORMAN, who survives.  He was a farmer and had been employed by Ritz-Craft Corp., Argos, for 14 years.  He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medic in the Pacific Theater.

Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, Mrs. Frank (Betty) SAHLOFF, Bremen; three step-sons, Ron NORMAN, Rt. 3, Rocester; James NORMAN, Silver Lake, and Arnold NORMAN, Rt. 1, Akron, and a nephew, Kenneth GARVER, Argos.  A step-son and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Baca Wheeler Funeral Home, Deming, N.M.  Burial will be in a cemetry there.  Local arrangements are handled by the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Friday, August 9, 1985

 

Ann Coapstick

Ann COAPSTICK, 55, Rt. 1, Kirklin, formerly of Rochester, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born Nov. 20, 1929 in Rochester to Fred L. and Helen Van TRUMP RITCHIE.  On Aug. 11, 1949, she was married to Robert COAPSTICK, who survives.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Frankfort, and Pi Phi Sorority at Purdue University, where she had attended college.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Janet COAPSTICK, Indianapolis; Kay COAPSTICK, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Sara COAPSTICK, West Lafayette, and a brother, William [RITCHIE], Fargo, N.D.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Goodwin Funeral Home at Frankfort with the Rev. Gary KEAST officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, August 10, 1985

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, August 12, 1985

 

Grace M. Kistler

Grace May KISTLER, 92, of 1517 Main St., died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Hospital, following a three-month illness.

She was born June 7, 1893 at Royal Center to Thomas and Mary DOOLITTLE WILLIAMS, and had lived in Rochester the past 35 years.  She was married Dec. 25, 1915 in Royal Center to Evert KISTLER, who survives.  She had worked at the former Royal Center canning Factory and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the husband aree a daughter, Maxine COOK, Muncie; a sister, Ruth HOWELL, Marion; seven grancdhildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  A son, Donald [KISTLER], died in 1959, and a grandson, three sisters and three brothers also prceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Kline Cemetery, Royal Center.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

 

John W. Ball

John W. BALL, 68, formerly of 912 Main St., died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had lived the past two years.

He was born June 29, 1917 in Jackson, Mich., to John W. and Anna FRIDAY BALL Sr.  He moved from Fort Wayne to Rochester 21 years ago, was an interior decorator and painter and a member of the Eagles Lodge.

Surviving are three sisters, Arlene WILCENSKI and Anna T. LANGLOIS, both of Jackson, Mich., and Virginia MENDOZA, Pontiac, Mich., and two brothers, William and Edward [BALL], both of Jackson.

Services will be at the St. John’s Funeral Home in Jackson, Mich., at a later date.  There will be no visitation.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Tuesday, August 13, 1985 to Wednesday, August 14, 1985

 

[no obits]
Thursday, August 15, 1985

 

Carole G. Paulik

Carole Grace PAULIK, 48, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, after a 10-year illness.

She was born Dec. 24, 1936 near Rochester in the Burton community to Ernest M. and Susie KEELER MILLER.  On Oct. 18, 1958 in Rochester, she was married to Robert J. PAULIK, who survives.  A 1954 graduate of Rochester High School and a graduate of Memorial Hospital School of Nursing at South Bend, she held an Indiana Nursing Home Administrator’s license and was a former director of nursing at Rochester Nursing Home and Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home at Plymouth.  Recently, she served as Fulton County Health Nurse and was a member of the Indiana State Nurses’ Association.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Karen PAULIK, Mishawaka, and Christine PAULIK, Evansville; three sons, Joseph [PAULIK], Los Angeles, Calif.; John [PAULIK], West Lafayette, and Jeff [PAULIK], at home; four sisters, Norma DONOVAN, Sioux City, Iowa; Joanne Van der WEELE, Plymouth; Martha THOMPSON, Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs. Ned (Mildred) BEMENDERFER, Plymouth, and two brothers, Ernest F [MILLER], Rochester, and Ralph W. [MILLER], Texarkana, Texas.  A brother, Richard [MILLER], preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the National Liver Research Foundation.

 

Ross E. Mikels

Ross Everett MIKELS, 67, of 1229 N. Morrison St., Kokomo, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born Oct. 25, 1917 in Kokomo to George and Georgia VanFOSSAN MIKELS.  On Aub. 17, 1951, he married Bessie FEAR, who died June 10, 1979.  On Dec. 21, 1979, he was married to Stella NAME, who survives.  He retired in April 1982 from the Kokomo Tribune, where he had worked in the composing room for 32 years.  He attended Brookside Free Methodist Church at Kokomo, and was a member of the VFW, Eagles and Moose lodges, and the 40&8 Club of Kokomo.  He was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Mike [MIKELS], Sharpsville; three step-sons, Charles and Wayne NAME, Both of Kokomo, and Gregory NAME, Houston, Texas; a step-daughter, Connie McKIBBEN, Greentown; two sisters, Mary MIKELS, Kokomo, and Mrs. Fred (Martha) FOREMAN, Macy; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Albright Cemetery at Kokomo with the Rev. Dan L. CLOUD officiating.  Friends may call at the Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, from 2 to 9 p.m. today.
Grace McKenzie

Grace McKENZIE, 71, Rt. 4, Rochester (Tippecanoe Shores), died at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Winamac Nursing Home after a three-year illness.

She was born Aug. 23, 1913 in Missouri.  She had lived in Aubbeenaubbee Township since 1967 after moving from Highland.  She was married in 1948 in New Mexico to Vern E. McKENZIE, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Gracielee) MATZ, Bristol; four sons; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Georgie) PEEL, Concord, Ark., and Betty Lou [BARROW], Decatur, Ill.; and four brothers, Frank BARROW, Springfield, Ill.; Arlie BARROW, Colusa, Calif.; James BARROW, New Jersey, and Paul BARROW, Utah.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Friday, August 16, 1985

 

Kathryn Landis

Kathryn LANDIS, 95, formerly of the Macy and Gilead area, and the past four years at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born Nov. 8, 1898 in Miami County to James and Glendora ALSPACH MUSSELMAN, and lived most of her life in this area.  She was married in 1914 to Perry C. LANDIS, a former school principal at Gilead, who died in 1934.  She was retired from General Electric, Fort Wayne, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are three nieces, Marjorie Donna HOWARD, Decatur; Miriam LAISURE, Churubusco, and Dora POPE, Nekoosa, Wisc.; and two nephews, Robert BERGER, Columbus, Ohio, and Cedric A. POPE, Western Springs, Ill.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gilead Cemetery with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, August 17, 1985

 

[no obits]
Monday, August 19, 1985

 

Vera E. Matthewman

Vera E. MATTHEWMAN, 79, of 1818 Milburn Blvd., Mishawaka, died at 5:45 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following a one-year illness.

She was born June 19, 1906 in Pulaski County to David and Alpharetta McCLAIN, and had lived in Mishawaka since 1968.  She was married June 5, 1931 to Harold S. MATTHEWMAN, who died Feb. 16, 1966.  She had taught school for 34 years in Oregon before retiring in 1968.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mishawaka, and the National Education Association.

Surviving are a sister, Grace RODGERS, South Bend; two brothers, Scott [McCLAIN], Mishawaka, and Walter J. [McCLAIN], Pekin, Ill., and six nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Bubb Funeral Chapel, Mishawaka, with the Rev. David L. MILLER officiating.  A committal service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, August 20, 1985

 

William M. Imhoof

William Merril IMHOOF, 62, Denver, died at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born Feb. 24, 1923 in Denver to Charles O. and Gladys MIKEL IMHOOF.  He was married at Wabash Feb. 2, 1961 to Norma KEPNER, who survives.  He was a retired timber buyer and log producer, a member of the Denver Brethren Church and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Baron von IMHOOF and Graf von IMHOOF, both at home; six step-children, Mary Elizabeth TITUS, Nashville, N.C.; Dorothy Ann BALABAN, Minot Air Forde Base, N.D.; Elliott James IRELAND, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; Kent Randolph IRELAND, Rt. 3, Peru; Jeffrey HOST, Fort Worth, Texas, and Lynn JAYKEN, Lennox, S.C. two brothers, Max A. [IMHOOF], Denver, and Maurice L. [IMHOOF], Rockville, Md., and a sister, Janis S. RUSE, Brownsburg.

Graveside services and military rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver, with Dr. Lloyd HILL officiating.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Kidney Fund.

 

Catharine H. Litavecz

Catharine Hunt LATAVECZ, 75, Phenix, City, Ala., died Wadnesday in Phenix, City.

She was born Oct. 28, 1909 in Rockville, and was the daughter of Bertha HUNT NEIGHBOR, Rochester.  Her husband, Andrew LITAVECZ, died in 1958.  She had owned and operated a dry-cleaning business in Chicago, Ill., before moving to Phenix City in 1979.

Surviving are three children, John, Richard and Cathy Jean [LITAVECZ], all of Phenix City; six grandchildren; a brother, Robert NEIGHBOR, Rochester, and a sister, Jean KING, Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Services were in Phenix City and in Chicago.  Burial was Saturday in the St. John’s Cemetery, Hammond.
Wednesday, August 21, 1985

 

Edna M. Reber

Edna M. REBER, 93, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Indianapolis and Lake Manitou, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been admitted earlier that day.  She had been ill 15 years.

She was born May 16, 1892 in Indianapolis to Edward J. and Elizabeth BRAY LAKIN.  On July 24, 1930 in Indianapolis, she was married to Louis Charles REBER, who died March 21, 1955.  She was a member of Broad Ripple United Methodist Church, Queen Esther Chapter 3 of the Order of Eastern Star of Indianapolis, and the American Legion Auxiliary of Rochester.

Surviving are a son-in-law, James D. SMITH, Lake Manitou, and two grandchildren, Terry L. “Pete” SMITH, Warsaw, and Steve Ann CALHOUN, Ocala, Fla.  A daughter, D.J. SMITH, died July 27.

Entombment will be in the Crown Hill Cemetry Mausoleum at Indianapolis.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.  There will be no visitation or service.

 

Garnet L. Beauchamp

Garnet L. BEAUCHAMP, 67, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, died at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at the nursing home after a long illness.

She was born July 19, 1918 in Pulaski County to George and Ethel ENYEART, and had lived in Plymouth 15 years. She had retired as a teacher of Third Grade in Starke County several years ago because of poor health.

Surviving are three daughters, Sandra BENNETT, Bremen, and Sherry HOWARD and Ruby SMITH, both of South Bend; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beulah SUTTON, Winamac, and Velma TATMAN, Royal Center, and two brothers, Vernal and Cecil [ENYEART], both of Kewanna.  A brother, Donald [ENYEART], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Joseph W. Hite

Joseph W. HITE, 63, Encinitas, Calif., died Tuesday evening at Scripps Memorial Hospital, LaJolla, Calif.

He was born Aug. 30, 1921 in Logansport to O.M. and Ruth FORD HITE.  He was married May 29, 1941 in Logansport to Ruth E. McVAY of Kewanna, who survives.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Janet S. HITE, Playa del Rey, Calif.; a son, William Joseph [HITE], Oceanside, Calif.; the father, Owensboro, Ky.; two brothers, Gene [HITE], Logansport, and Donald [HITE], Poplar Bluff, Mo., and a sister-in-law, Mary Alice OVERMYER, Rochester.

Services are tentatively scheduled for Friday at the El Camino Memorial Park Chapel, San Diego, Calif., followed by burial in San Diego.  The Encinitas Mortuary at Encinitas is in charge of arrangements.
Lester Kimble

Lester KIMBLE, 78, formerly of 426 W. Market St., Logansport, died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday at Chase Convalescent Center.

He was born June 1, 1907 in Marshtown to Edward and Sarah MULLINS KIMBLE, and was married in Logansport to Clara RAYMOND, who died March 14, 1962.  He was a retired Logansport city employee.

Surviving are a step-daughter, Dorothy STAIR, California; two step-sons, Raymond SEE, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, and Donald SEE, Lafayette; a sister, Beatrice GEYER, Peru; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  A sister, a half-brother and a half-sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, August 23, 1985

 

Mildred O. Stockberger

Mildred O. STOCKBERGER, 66, of 1305 E. Clarke St., Warsaw, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, where she had been a patient a week.

She was born Nov. 12, 1918 at Tippecanoe to Vern and Laura HUFFMAN BAER, and had lived in Warsaw four years after moving from Argos.  She was married July 3, 1937 to Virgil MARTIN, who died Nov. 23, 1974.  On Sept. 5, 1981, she married Norman STOCKBERGER, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Verna) STEVENS and Mrs. Robert (Janice) McCLAIN, both of Argos; a step-daughter, Janice RUSSELL, Pierceton; a step-son, Ray STOCKBERGER, Cedersburg, Wisc.; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four sisters, Geneive SHIVELY, Bourbon; Donnabelle HOLSTON, Lydick; Ruth McNEELEY, Fort Wayne, and Daisy MARKLEY, Rochester, and two brothers, Donald [BAER], Mishawaka, and Richard [BAER], Tippecanoe.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Ronald HENSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery, southeast of Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Saturday, August 24, 1985

 

Ruth Marie Quick

Ruth Marie QUICK, 89, Macy, died at 1:05 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester.

Born in Allen Township, Miami County, Nov. 22, 1895, to James Wayne and Romania C. (HOOVER) HURST, she is survived by one son, Robert Carl QUICK, Rochester; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and a sister, Esther HAINES, Boca Raton, Fla.  A daughter, Ruth C. SMITH, preceded in death, as did several brothers and sisters.

She was a member of the Macy Christian Church and the Macy Mothers Club.

Services will be at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2-8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Arnie W. Fry

Arnie W. FRY, 76, who formerly ran a general store and elevator in Tiosa, died at his Monticello home at noon Friday.

Arrangements are pending at the Miller Funeral Home, Monticello.

 

Monday, August 26, 1985

 

Howard F. Tobey

Howard F. TOBEY, 79, of 1201 Jefferson St., died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at his home.

He was born Aug. 19, 1906 in Logansport to Victor C. and Lucy PORTER TOBEY, and had lived here since 1921 after moving from Cass County. He was married Sept. 11, 1932 in Ithica, Mich., to Mary Ellen NEWELL, who died Feb. 22, 1962.  On March 22, 1963, he was married near Argos to Ruby A. HALTERMAN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and school bus driver, had been employed with the traffic division of the Indiana State Highway Department, was a Republican precinct committeeman for several years and had served on the election board.  He and his wife owned and operated the former Tobey’s Antiques at 614 Main St.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Ned (Jane) HALTERMAN, Rt. 2, Rochester; two sons, Robert [TOBEY], Rt. 2, Rochester, and Tom [TOBEY], Indianapolis; four step-children, Sue TILLMAN, Yellow Creek Lake, Kosciusko County, Judy JONES, Rochester, George and Ned HALTERMAN, both of Rt. 2, Rochester; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seventeen step-grandchildren; fourteen step-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy HORN, Rochester.  A granddaughter, Deborah TOBEY, preceded in death.

Services will b e at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and oin Wednesday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

Edna M. Colella

Edna Maye COLELLA, 81, Knox, died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday in Countryside Place Nursing Home, LaPorte.

She was born Feb. 2, 1904 in Rochester to Charles and Emma EASTERDAY NEWCOMER.  On Dec. 5, 1927 in Peru, she was married to Frank COLELLA, who died Oct. 13, 1964.  She was a member of St. Thomas Aqintas Church, Knox, and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ben (Annabell) KONIECZNY, LaPorte; two brothers, Robert and Milo [COLELLA], addrsses unknown, and nieces and nephews. A sister, Gladys CUNNINGHAM, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas Aquintas Church at Knox with Monsignor LENGRICH officiating.  Burial will be in the Bass Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Price and Van Gilder Funeral Home, Knox, after 2 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Beulah F. Conner

Beulah Fay CONNER, 77, Macy, died at 8:10 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born in Union Township, Miami County, Jan. 15, 1908 to Walter S. and Lottie M. KIME RABER.  She was married Dec. 31, 1925 at the home of the late C.S. GOLDEN near Chili to Loren E. CONNER, who survives.  She was a member of the Macy Christian Church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mary Lou BUTT, Macy; two sons, Ronald D. [CONNER], Macy, and Byron L. [CONNER], Muncie; ten grandchildren, and a sister, Zelma NORMAN, Macy.  A daughter, Carolyn Sue [CONNER], and a granddaughter prceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Edward A. Knight

Edward A. KNIGHT, 78, Rt. 1, Denver, died Sunday evening at the Veteran’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born June 27, 1907 in Logansport to William Perry and Nora May CAMPBELL KNIGHT.  He was married to Vera NEFF, who preceded in death.  On July 20, 1982, he was married to Helen WILKIE, who survives. He was a retired stock trucker, was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and was a member of the Metea Baptist Church, the VFW and Eagles Lodge of Logansport, and the Moose Lodge at Peru. Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Rosanna SMITH, Rt. 3, Logansport; two grandchildren; two brothers, Charles E. and Carl [KNIGHT], both of Logansport, and a sister, Genieve NELSON, Walton.  Three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Johns Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, August 27, 1985

 

Howard F. Tobey

Howard F. TOBEY, 79, of 1201 Jefferson St.,, who died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at his home, was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis TOBEY HARTZLER.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday for an hour before time of services.

 

Catherine Hurtig

Catherine HURTIG, 91, formerly of Lucas Street, died at 5 a.m. today in the Rochester Nursing Home.  She had been ill 15 years.

She was born Sept. 8, 1893 in Manchester, Ohio, to Thomas and Minnie CURRY HAMER.  She moved here in 1940 from Chicago, Ill.  She was married in Chicago Aug. 21, 1933 to Paul HURTIG, who died Dec. 6, 1959.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a niece, Mildred RICKER, Athens; a nephew, Wilbur LOCKE, Rochester, and two great-nieces.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.
Karl Luty

Karl LUTY, 85, of 5805 E. 15B Road, Tippecanoe, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw.

He was born Jan. 30, 1900 at Bourbon to John and Minnie CAVANAH LUTY and was a lifetime area resident.  He was married March 25, 1922 at Plymouth to Wilma McWHORTER, who died Oct. 14, 1983.  He was a retired farmer, and for several years was Walnut Township trustee and assessor and had served on the Walnut Township Advisory Board.  He was a member of the Inwood United Methodist Church, and was a former member of the Bethel Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau and was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are three daughters, Edith E. LUTY, Phoenix, Ariz.; Alice MORRILL, Argos, and Doris CARPENTER, Plymouth; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Kenneth [LUTY], Bourbon.  A brother, Arthur [LUTY], preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Mary BURTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Inwood United Methodist Church.

 

Joseph L. Hixon

Joseph Lee HIXON, 53, Noblesville, died Monday at Riverview Hospital, Noblesville.

He was born July 22, 1932 in Lafayette and had lived in Noblesville since 1972.  His wife, Joan L. HIXON, survives.  He was a Rochester High School graduate and was an historical woodworker for Conner Prairie Museum near Noblesville.  He was a retired U.S. Air Force major, and a member of the Air Fore Reserve Officers, the Grissom Air Force Base Officers Club, the Pioneers of the Conner Prairie Museum and the Historical Tool Collectors.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, Joseph Lee and and James Lee [HIXON], and a sister, Mrs. James (Sue) WARD, all of Noblesville.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Randall and Roberts Funeral Home, Noblesville.  Burial will be in the Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville.  Friends may call from       7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Conner Prairie Museum.

 

Wednesday, August 28, 1985

 

Catherine Skinner

Catherine SKINNER, 83, Twelve Mile, died at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday at Chase Center, Logansport. She was born in Logansport July 27, 1902 to Elmer E. and Mary COONS ENGLISH.  She was married to Everett C. SKINNER Feb. 21, 1926 at Twelve Mile, who died Feb. 26, 1979.  She and her husband founded Skinner Store at Twelve Mile April 1927; she retired in 1970.  She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, was a charter member and past matron of the Twelve Mile Eastern Star, and was a member of the Adams Township Home Extension Club at Twelve Mile.

Surviving are a daughter, Janet DUNDERMAN, South Bend; two sons, Frederick E. [SKINNER], Twelve Mile, and Dale L. [SKINNER], Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; two sisters, Lilly MURDEN and Geneva PERSONETTE, both of Logansport; ten grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  A grandson, a brother and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Don ++ officiating.  Burial will be at the Bethlehem Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.


 

Amanda May Gagnon

Infant Amanda May GAGNON, daughter of John and Lesa CRULL GAGNON, Rt. 2, Akron, was stillborn at 5 a.m. Tuesday at the Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis.

Surviving with the parents are a brother, Mark [GAGNON], at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard CRULL, Leiters Ford, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin GAGNON, Akron.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Akron Cemetery with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  The Deaton Funeral Home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, August 29, 1985

 

Naomi Beard

Naomi BEARD, 74, formerly of Mexico, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Chase Center Nursing Home, Logansport.

She was born Aug. 22, 1910 in Jefferson Township, Miami County, to Marion E. and Nora FLORA MILLER.  She was married in November 1942 to Ernest BEARD, who died in December 1947.  She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a son, James [BEARD], Pikeville, Ky.; four grndchildren; a sister, Ruth KRANING, North Manchester, formerly of Royal Center, and a brother, Robert M. [BEARD], Venice, Fla.  Two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mexico Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday at the church for an hour before services.

 

Martha Galbreath

Martha GRIGGS GALBREATH, 69, Holmes Beach, Fla., died Friday at Blake Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla., after a four-month illness.

She was born May 29, 1916 in Brook, and was married to Eugene GALBREATH of South Bend, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy ARNOLD, Holmes Beach; three grandchildren, and a sister, Dora GRIMES, 325 E. Sixth St.

 

Oren R. Butts

Word has been received of the death of Oren R. BUTTS, 80, Honolulu, Hawaii, formerly of Fulton County.

His wife, Frances [BUTTS], survives.  He was a retired Armed Forces veteran, having enlisted in 1930.

Surviving with the wife are a sister, Berniece JEFFERIES, Decatur, and three brothers, Orville [BUTTS], Bondville, Ky.; Harold [BUTTS], Bremen, and Robert [BUTTS], Rochester.

Burial was in the Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Honolulu.

 

Friday, August 30, 1985 to Saturday, August 31, 1985

 

[no obits]
Monday, September 2, 1985

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, September 3, 1985

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, September 4, 1985

 

Ray E. Fingerle

Ray E. FINGERLE, 58, Bloomington, Ill., formerly of Rochester, died Thursday at Bloominton as the result of a massive heart attack.

He was born Feb. 2, 1927 in North Manchester to Henry and Ethel PATRICK FINGERLE.  He was married July 17, 1975 to Frances NOBLE, who survives.  He had lived in Rochester until 1940 before moving to Wabash.  He was a graduate of Wabash High School and had attended the University of Wisconsin.  He was a retired printer.

Surviving with the wife are a son; two daughers; a step-daughter; five grandchildren; three sisters, Evelyn MILLER, Ida PRICE and Dorthy BRIDEGROOM, all of Rochester, and two brothers, Jess [FINGERLE], Danielson, Conn., and Elb [FINGERLE], Wabash.

Services and burial were conducted Monday in Bloomington.

 

Minnie Barker

Minnie BARKER, 86, formerly of Rochester, a resident of Dethpage, N.Y., for the past 34 years, died there Sunday morning.

She was born Nov. 4, 1898 in Rochester to Simon and Sarah BOWMAN EDDINGTON.  She was married to Robert L. BARKER on May 19, 1917 in Rochester; he died in 1944.

Surviving are a daughter, Velma PRATT, New York; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Alta KRAMER, Belleview, Fla.  Four brothers preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, September 5, 1985

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, September 6, 1985

 

Scott Johnson

Samuel “Scott” JOHNSON, 95, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 6 a.m. today at th Sycamore Village Health Care Center, Kokomo.  Arrangements are pending at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.
Saturday, September 7, 1985

 

Gertrude A. Miller

Gertrude Amanda MILLER, 91, formerly of 1101 Jackson Blvd., died at 1:35 p.m. Friday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She had resided at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth since 1978, and had been in failing health for a number of years.

She was born Dec. 23, 1893 in Yellow Medicine County, Minn., to Louis O. and Bertha PEDERSON MORK.  She was married June 19, 1912 in Granite Falls, Minn., to Otto H. MILLER, who died March 4, 1966.  She had lived in the Rochester community most of her life after moving from Minnesota.  She was a member of the First Baptist church and the Child Study Club, and was a former chairman of the Fulton County Heart Fund.

Surviving are two daughters, Albiona HUTTON, Rocheter, and Mrs. Winston (Janice) COFFING, Rt. 1, Macy; a son, Richard M. MILLER, Rochester; five grandchilden; eight great-grandchildren, and a brother, Herbert MORK, Madison, Minn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good 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. Saturday, and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

 

Jeanette B. Jenkins

Jeanette B. JENKINS, 59, Rt. 1, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 8:09 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, where she was admitted June 30.

She was deputy Fulton County clerk, working in the Fulton Circuit Court offices.

Mrs. Jenkins was born Aug. 8, 1926 in Wenona, Ill., to Carl and Olive FLESBURG HYLIN and moved here 32 years ago from Wenona.  She was married Jan. 25, 1946 in Wenona to Gilbert R. JENKINS, who survives.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Rochester Elks Mani-Does, Rochester Women of the Moose and Kappa Delta Phi Sorority.

Surviving with the husband are four sons, Richard and Edwin [JENKINS], Nappanee; Gerald [JENKINS], Pasadena, Texas, and Brad [JENKINS], Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Rick (Lynette) Van CLEVE, Silver Lake; thirteen grandchildren, and a brother, Marvin HYLIN, Washington, Ill.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rochester First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. John RAMSEY and Randall SAMUELS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, and at the church on Monday an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Samuel S. Johnson

Samuel Scott JOHNSON, 95, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 6 a.m. Friday at the Sycamore Village Health Care Center in Kokomo.

He was born June 24, 1890 in Fulton County to Theodore and Minnie NICODEMUS JOHNSON.  He was married to Edith FISHER in July 1919; she died in June 1969.  He was a retired conductor and brakeman for the C&O Railroad and a member of the Converse Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) BRANT, Kokomo; a brother, Rex JOHNSON, Valparaiso; three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Flowers and Leedy Funeral Home at Peru with the Rev. Walter MAYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetry at Peru.  Friends may call frm 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, September 9, 1985

 

William G. Lake

William G. LAKE, 97, of 18007 W. 15B Road, Culver, formerly of 14950 W. 16th Road, Plymouth, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient since Friday.

He was born Feb. 6, 1888 in Green Township, Marshall County to Jasper and Laura PRICE LAKE, and was a lifetime area resident.  On March 3, 1911 in Plymouth, he was married to Edith V. OVERMYER, who died May 2, 1977.  He was a farmer, a charter member of the Green Township Farm Bureau, a member of the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge, the Rebekah Lodge, and the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, and had showed slides and lectures on the 35 countries he and his wife had toured.

Surviving are a daugher, Lucille ULERY, Culver, with whom he made his home; six grandsons; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Annabelle HIBSCHMAN, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred PFLUGH officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wdnesday at the church for an hour before services.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct a memorial service in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.

 

Frederick S. Blausser

Frederick S. BLAUSSER, 68, Tempe, Ariz., died at his Kewanna home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

He was born Aug. 24, 1917 in Kewanna to Roy and Mabel SEARS BLAUSSER.  He was married to Irene ATEN on July 6, 1961 in Knoxville, Tenn.; she survives.  He was retired owner and operator of a diesel truck for Mayflower Moving Co., and was a retired truck driver for Arizone Sand and Rock, Phoenix, Ariz.

Surviving is the wife of Arizona.

Services  will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Brian HIGH officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
Patricia L. Dittman

Patricia L. DITTMAN, 57, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 8:26 a.m.Sunday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  She had been seriously ill since Aug. 29.

She was born March 18, 1928 in Fulton County to Clyde and Ruth MARSH LEAVELL, and was a lifetime Fulton County resident.  She was a former employee of Hart Schaffner & Marx and was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dwight (Dianne) HOLLAND, South Bend, and Mrs. Dave (Donna) FINCHER, Rochester; a son, David [DITTMAN], Anderson; five grandchildren, and four brothers, Donald “Pete” and Robert [LEAVELL], both of Fulton; Paul [LEAVELL], Topeka, Kan., and Jim [LEAVELL], Lyons, Colo.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Frank VOSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Adrian Egbert

Adrian EGBERT, 57, of 2401 Glenwood Ave., Fort Wayne, died of self-inflicted hanging early Saturday morning at the home of his parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Merrel WAGONER,    Rt. 6, Rochester.

He was born Sept. 9, 1927 in Hill City, Kan., to Fred and Viola BAYNE EGBERT.  He had lived in Fort Wayne since 1963 and previously resided in Alaska and in Phoenix, Ariz.  He retired from the U.S. Air Forde in 1963.  He had been an engineer for the Fort Wayne Community School System since 1968.  He was married Sept. 21, 1958 in Rochester to Patricia Ellen WAGONER, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Adria Ellen) IRMIGER, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Aaron (Elizabeth) SMITH, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Bernard (Edith) DeARMOND, Uniondale, Pa., and a brother, Everett [EGBERT], Sterling, Colo.  The parents, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services were at 10 a.m. today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home with Dr. William DEANS officiating.  Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital oncology department.

 

Tuesday, September 10, 1985

 

[no obits]
Wednesday, September 11, 1985

 

Fredrick Mills

Fredrick “Paul” MILLS, 79, Rt. 4, Peru, died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born May 19, 1906 at Macy to Isaac J. and Mary RITTENHOUSE MILLS.  He was married to Alice KNEE BINKERD on March 24, 1962; she survives.  He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad; was a member of the Moose Lodge at Peru; was aWorld War II U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving with the wife are a step-son, Charles BINKERD, Peru; a step-daughter, Shirley HAFFNER, Rt. 1, Denver; a brother, Wayne [MILLS], Rochester; two sisters, Maxine BLACK, Peru, and Gladys LANDERS, Dayton, Ohio; six gandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and four sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home in Peru with the Rev. Cannus SPARKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday until time of services.

 

Kenneth F. Anness

Kenneth F. ANNESS, 68, Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 5:37 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been admitted Aug. 26.

He was born Feb. 11, 1917 in Liberty to William D. and Bess FORTNER ANNESS.  He moved here from Peru 31 years ago.  On Feb. 22, 1941 at Liberty, he was married to Mildred BAHNEY, who survives.  He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad, and was former owner of the A&W Drive-in.  During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marine.  He was a charter member of the Rochester Elks Lodge, and was a member of the American Legion, the Moose Lodge, and the Peru Male Chorus.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Paul King [ANNESS], Hawaii, and a brother, William [ANNESS], Morristown, N.J.

Private family services will be in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, September 12, 1985

 

Kenneth F. Anness

The family of Kenneth ANNESS, 68, Rt. 7, Rochester, who died at 5:37 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital, request that memorials be made to the Fulton County Family Y, the American Lung Association or the charity of one’s choice.

Memorials may be made through the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester, where friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday.

 

Gladys Berrier

Former Rochester resident Gladys BERRIER, 88, died Wednesday morning at the Westminster Village Health Center in Muncie.

Her husband, Roscoe [BERRIER], died in 1976.  The only local survivor is a niece, Georgia NYLAND of Rochester.

The body will be cremated, and interment will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Annabelle V. Reese

Annabelle V. REESE, 65, of 103 Crest Drive, Logansport, died at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

She was born Feb. 27, 1920 in Fulton County to Isaac and Estella ENGLE KISSINGER.  She was a retired waitress for the Chili Bowl Restaurant, Gary, and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Rochester.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Ann PARKHURST, Bull Shoals, Ark. two sisters, Helen MILLER, Kewanna, and Catherine KANE, Logansport; a brother, Vern [KISSINGER], Logansport, and two grandchildren. A sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Edward S. Secor

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Mishler Funeral Home at Bremen for Edward S. SECOR, 63, native of Akron and former superintendent of Bremen schools.  Mr. Secor died Tuesday at 2:40 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Medical Center at South Bend after a long illness.

He had been Bremen school superintendent 22 years until retiring in 1980, the longest superintendent’s term in the school’s history.  He began his teaching career in 1947 and also had been superintendent of Knox schools.

Born Feb. 10, 1922, in Akron, he was married June 15, 1947, in Akron to Beryl LEININGER, who survives.  He was a member o the First United Church of Christ, Bremen Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite.

Also are a daughter, Susan MORTON, Granger; three sons, Tim [SECOR], Phoenix, Ariz.; Randal [SECOR], Huntington Beach, Cal., and Mark [SECOR], Bremen; three grandchildren, and a sister, Dawn SHEETS, Akron.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Society or to the church.  Burial will be in the Bremen cemetery.

 

Christopher Lee Gamble

Christopher Lee GAMBLE, son of Patrick E. and Pamela J. CARR GAMBLE, 1514 Audubon Ave., was stillborn at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandfather, Oscar CARR, Rt. 2, Rochester; the paternal grandparents, Bonnie ANDERSON, Rocheter, and Gene GAMBLE, Circleville, Ohio; the maternal great-grandmother, Roxy THOMPSON, Dowagiac, Mich., and the paternal great-randmother, Edna GAMBLE, Circleville.

Graveside services were at 9 a.m. today in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Russ WILBUR officiating.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.
Friday, September 13, 1985

 

Clifford Holloway

Clifford “Bud” HOLLOWAY, 72, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been admitted earlier that day.  He had been in failing health the past two years. He was born Nov. 16, 1912 in Rochester to Granville and Maude THOMPSON HOLLOWAY, and was a lifetime area resident.  He was married Feb. 3, 1935 in Rochester to Eva Fay SOUDER, who died April 11.  He was a baker and had been employed by the Unique Bakery, Warsaw, and by the former Stewart Bakery of Rochester.

Surviving are two sons, Jack L. [HOLLOWAY], Rt. 2, Kewanna, and Ron L. [HOLLOWAY], Rochester; four grandchildren, Terry HOLLOWAY, Rt. 2, Kewanna; Lenae HOLLOWAY, Coppas Cove, Texas; Mrs. Brett (Shelly) ARNETT, Rochester, and Letitia HOLLOWAY, Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Opal PARTRIDGE, Rochester, and two brothers, Conde and George [HOLLOWAY], both of Rochestr.  A brother, Donald [HOLLOWAY], died in July 1983.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday after 10 a.m.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Annabelle V. Reese

Annabelle V. REESE, 65, of 103 Crest Drive, Logansport, who died at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport, is survived by a sister, Irene MILLER, Flint, Mich., who was not listed in Thursday’s obituary.

Services were at 11 a.m. today in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

Saturday, September 14, 1985

 

Laura Shindler

Laura SCHINDLER, 78, formerly of 1215 Jefferson St., died at 7 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Nursing Home.  She had been in failing health for a number of years.

Born June 9, 1898 in Fulton County, she was the daughter of William and Martha SWANK COTTSCHALK.  On Oct. 4, 1924 in Rocheter, she married Ralph SCHINDLER who preceded in death June 30, 1976.

Prior to moving to Rochester, she was a 27-year resident of the Green Oak community.  She was a charter member of the Rochester Home Economic Club.

Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Allen (Karen) ENGLE, Albion, along with several nieces and nephews.  One daughter, one son, four sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald E. MILLER Sr. officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday and prior to services on Monday.
Monday, September 16, 1985

 

James L. Coplen Sr.

James Leroy COPLEN Sr., 62, Rt. 5, Rochester (Camp Shohola), died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday of an apparent heart attack shortly after admittance to Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Sept. 8, 1923 in Rochester to Oscar and Francis STOCKBERGER COPLEN, and had lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married in September 1943 to Mary Lee CRISPEN.  On Nov. 24, 1974 in Rochester, he was married to Marilee PAULK SMITH, who survives.  He was a millwright and was a member of the VFW Fathers’ Auxiliary.

Surviving with the wife are two daughrters, Mrs. John (Patricia) DORAN, Rt. 2, Rochester, and Mrs. Chris (Pamela) SEIDLE, Indianapolis; five sons, James L. [COPLEN] Jr., Randall, Donald, Perry and Timothy [COPLEN], all of Rochester; sixteen grandchildren; a step-son, Richard E. ROBISON, Rt. 3, Rochester, and two brothers, Francis [COPLEN], Argos, and Melville [COPLEN], Warsaw.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Joey WATT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or to the American Lung Association.

 

Tuesday, September 17, 1985

 

W. Don Collom

W. Don COLLOM, 90, formerly of Lake Manitou and a four-month resident of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 10:39 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill a week.

He was born Aug. 26, 1895 at Mill Creek to William and Frances SENSENBAUGH COLLOM, and moved here from LaPorte 28 years ago.  In January 1918 in Indianapolis, he was married to Acey CORY, who died April 21, 1968.  A graduate of Ohio State and DePauw universities, he had a master’s degree in school administration.  He was a World War I U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are a son, Dean C. [COLLOM], Ontario, Calif; a son-in-law, Paul LEY; nine grandchildren; great-grandchildren, and a brother, William [COLLOM], Tampa, Fla.

Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.  There will be no visitation.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens’ Mini-bus.

 

Allee J. Hutchison

Allee J. HUTCHISON, 87, of 3331 17th Road, Bourbon, died at 11:02 p.m. Monday in he Mayflower Nursing Home, Plymouth.  She was born Oct. 29, 1897 in Tippecanoe to Valoru and Myrtle DELL FISHER, and was a lifetime area resident.  On April 10, 1918 in Tippecanoe, she was married to Harry A. HUTCHISON, who died Feb. 23, 1968.

Surviving are a daugher-in-law, Mrs. DeVon HUTCHISON, Bourbon; three grandchildren; a foster-grandchild, and two foster-great-grandchildren.  Two sons, a daughtr, a granddaughter, two sisters and two brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home,Argos, with the Rev. C. Edwin McCLRNON officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Brethren Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.


 

Laura F. DeWitt

Laura Fern DeWITT, 81, Rt. 1, Culver, died Monday at her home.

She was born March 17, 1904 in Cass County to Frank and Mamie WEIAND SCHLETELMILCH.  She was married to Leo Virgil DeWITT on Nov. 13, 1926 in Logansport; he died Feb. 12, 1973.

Suviving are three sons, Delbert [DeWITT], Rt. 6, Plymouth; Edgar [DeWITT], Lafayette, and Dan [DeWITT], Rt. 2, Rochester; two daughters, Juanita CHAPMAN, Royal Center, and Anita COOPER, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Edna CAPPER, Monticello; Irene BIRD, Logansport, and Josephine MOWER, California; a brother, Ed [DeWITT], Idaville; nineteen grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren.  A daughter, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Garden Chapel, Royal Center, with the Rev. Charles ROBERTS officiating.  Burial will be in the Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday after 8 a.m. until time of services.

 

Wednesday, September 18, 1985

 

Martha E. Green

Martha Elvena GREEN, 93, formerly of Denver, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

She was born Aug. 9, 1891 in Mexico to John and Elizabeth FISHBURN BRADEN.  She was married to Paul H. PRITZ on March 15, 1911; he died Nov. 26, 1955.  On Aug. 6, 1959 at Denver, she was married to Fred GREEN, who died Jan. 4, 1974.  She was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church at Twelve Mile and the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are a step-son, Gordon GREEN, Peru; a niece, Minnie KINZIE, Peru; two nephews, Raymond BRADEN, Leiters Ford, and Lawrence BRADEN, Bunker Hill; a sister-in-law, Clara SPANGLER, Logansport, with whom she had formerly lived, and great-nieces and nephews.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Jack RHOADES and Noel REED officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 .m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

W. Don Collom

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester for W. Don COLLOM, 90, formerly of Lake Manitou, who died at 10:39 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate, and the Rochester Masonic Lodge will conduct Masonic Rites after the service in the funeral home.  There will be no visitation.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

A son, U.S. Air Force Major James COLLOM; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Donna Joyce) LEY, and two sisters preceded in death.
John L. Klobucher

John L. KLOBUCHER, 76, of 6420 Coulson Court, Lansing, Mich., died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, after a three-month illness.

He was born Sept. 28, 1908 in Joliet, Ill., to John and Anna OZANICH KLOBUCHER.  He had lived for 44 years in Lansing.  He was married June 20, 1935 in Engadine, Mich., to Elsie ROSENTHAL, who survives.  He was retired from Motor Wheel Corp., Lansing.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Ivan J. [KLOBUCHER], Rochester; a granddaughter, Kristin KLOBUCHER, Rochester; four sisters, Mary RODOWICK, Ferndale, Mich.; Mrs. Steve (Effie) RECK, Lansing, and Eva McGRAW and Anna HANCOCK, both of Engadine, and a brother, Raymond [KLOBUCHER], Lansing.  Two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center or to the Heart Fund.

 

Thursday, September 19, 1985

 

James E. Scott

James E. SCOTT, 81, formerly of Rochester, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Healthwin Hospital, South BEnd, where he had been a patient for a year.

He was born Aug. 17, 1904 in New Carlisle to Henry and Sadie CORNELIUS SCOTT, and had lived here most of his life.  He was a general laborer and was a U.S. Army vetera of World War II.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara EVANS, Garrett; a son, Jerry [SCOTT], Hicksville; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

There will be no service and no visitation.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery following cremation.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Louella M. Sowers

Louella Marie SOWERS, 88, Fulton, died in her sleep this morning at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home at Logansport, where she had been a patient a day.  She had been in ill health a year.

She was born Feb. 28, 1897 in Brook to Mr. and Mrs. Charles MONTGOMERY.  She had lived in Fulton the past five years after moving from Three Rivers, Mich.  She had lived before that in Brook, where she was married to John SOWERS.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Brook.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Norma) HAMSHER, Nappanee, and Mrs. Warren (Mary) SIMMONS, Fulton; a son, Gaylord [SOWERS], South Whitley; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) CUNNINGHAM, Brook.  A daughter, Phyllis [SOWERS], who died in 1982, and three sistes and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the South Whitley cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services.
Allee J. Hutchison

Allee J. HUTCHISON, 87, Bourbon, who died at 11:02 p.m. Monday in the Mayflower Nursing Home, Plymouth, is survived by two sisters, Annabelle RICHARDSON, Rochester, and Irene BOGANWRIGHT, Fort Wayne, and a brother, Charles FISHER, Mentone whose names were not reported originally.

Burial will be today in the Walnut Brethren Cemetery, Argos, following services at 2 p.m. in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Friday, September 20, 1985 to Saturday, September 21, 1985

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, September 23, 1985

 

Joy M. Tilden

Joy M. TILDEN, 73, Sunset Mobile Home Court, Akron, died at 3:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient since Saturday.

She was born Jan. 16, 1912 in Kosciusko County to Charles and Nellie GOOD GEIGER, and was a lifetime Akron area resident.  In 1930, she was married to Russell “Chubb” TILDEN.  She was a 10-year employee of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, and attended the First Church of God in Rochester.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Sue) JONES, Akron, and Nellene RENTSCHLER, Rt. 1, Rochester; a son, Richard [TILDEN], Rt. 2, Akron; a sister, Faudeline HILL, Rochester; twelve grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Six sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Samuel J. Coffing

Samuel J. COFFING, 74, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 7:12 p.m. Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul MOORE, Rt. 1, Denver.  He had been ill six months.

He was born Sept. 28, 1910 in Fulton County to Edgar E. and Sarah Viola DEWALD COFFING, and was a lifetime county resident.  On March 1, 1930 in Rochester he was married to Mildred H. HOLLOWAY who died March 16.  He was a retired farmer, and had attended the Olive Branch United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Elsie SHEAGLEY, Venice, Fla.; Mrs. Paul (Margaret) MOORE; Mrs. Richard (Judy) CRAWLEY, Logansport, and Mrs. Steven K. (Joyce) MORPHET, Royal Center; a son, Samuel W. [COFFING], Rt. 2, Kewanna; twelve grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, Charles and Merritt [COFFING], and a great-granddaughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Ronald MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Tuesday, September 24, 1985

 

Theodore R. Stroup

Theodore R. “Ted” STROUP, 66, Rt.1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died at 2:45 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born May 18, 1919 in Kokomo to Roy and Bertha IRELAND STROUP.  He was married to Hazel ANTHONY Sept. 21, 1946; she survives.  He was retired from Delco Electronics, Kokomio, and was a member of United Auto Workers, National Rifle Association, Fraternal Order of Police, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Byron (Emma) REDMON and Mrs. Glen (Sharon Jo) JEWELL, both of Kokomo; Phyllis WATTS, Florida; Sharon Kay HENRY, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Darrell (Phyllis Marie) STAGE, Germany; two sons, Ralph [STROUP], Kokomo, and Michael [STROUP], Rt. 1, Macy; twenty-five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Leo (Ruth) MALIN, St. Ignace, Mich., and a brother, Richard [STROUP], Washington.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Ellers Chapel, Kokomo, with the Rev. Fred DORISSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Alice E. Combs

Alice E. COMBS, 66, Kendallville, formerly of LaGrange and of the Akron area, died at 3:56 p.m. Sunday in Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born Feb. 26, 1919 in Portland, Ore.  On Dec. 1, 1974, she was married to the Rev. LeRoy COMBS, a former minister of a church east of Akron, who survives.  She had been a bookkeeper for her husband.

Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Justine STARK, Loveland, Colo.; Candice STEWART, South Bend, and Diana SAVOIE, Kendallville; three sons, Robert WILLARD, California; Phillip WILLARD, Kendallville, and David WILLARD, Seoul, South Korea; a step-son, Ronnie COMBS, Auburn; twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and      7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, September 25, 1985

 

[no obits]
Thursday, September 26, 1985

 

James H. Clark

James H. CLARK, 74, of 1309 Elm St., died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health three months.

He was born Jan. 22, 1911 in Needmore, Pa., to Lewis and Florence COOK CLARK and had lived here the past 20 years after moving from Van Wert, Ohio.  He was married April 18, 1946 to Sylvia L. HECKMAN in Hopewell, Pa.  On June 30, 1967 in Rochester, he was married to Ruth MOLLENCUPP, who died March 12.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had served in the European and African theaters.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George (Bonnie) NICHOLS, Rockwood, Pa.; Mrs. Paul (Judy) ROADMAN, Rocheter, and Glenna REESE, Somerset, Pa.; a son, Stanley [CLARK], Berlin, Pa.; nine grandchildren, and a brother, Edward [CLARK], Van Wert.  Three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Frank VOSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct graveside rites.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, nd on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Lavona Burroughs

Lavonna BURROUGHS, 78, formerly of South Hickory Road, Argos, died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

She was born March 31, 1907 in Winamac to John and Mary RICK CHAPMAN.  She was married April 23, 1930 in Plymouth to Ralph BURROUGHS, who died Sept. 20, 1977.  She was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are two daughters, Wilma HARDIN, St. Joseph, and Ann GRAF, Lakeville; a son, Russell [BURROUGHS], Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and two brothers, William [BURROUGHS], Tippecanoe, and George [BURROUGHS], Elkhart.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Walnut church of the Brethren with the Revs. Robert EDEY and Gary EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, 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 Walnut Church of the Brethren.

 

Friday, September 27, 1985

 

Willis L. Higgins

Willis L. HIGGINS, 82, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health four years.

He was born March 8, 1903 in Fulton County to Tom and Esther TRAUB HIGGINS.  He was a lumberman.

Surviving are a sister, Ethel MOORE, Dubuque, Iowa, and a brother, Forrest [HIGGINS], Rt. 1, Shelburn.  Two brothers and five sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Deaton Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to charity.
Joseph D. Long

Joseph D. LONG, 64, Rt. 1, Etna Green, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital where he was admitted the day before.

He was born Oct. 5, 1920 in the Harrison Center Area of Kosciusko County to Elam and Lucinda ANDERSON LONG, and lived all his life in the same house. On May 23, 1942 at Atwood, he was married to Mary Ellen PLUMMER, who survives.  He was a farmer and was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife ae two sons, Richard [LONG], Etna Green, and Rick [LONG], Indianapolis; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Esther MYERS, Indianapolis, and two brothers, Cecil [LONG], San Benito, Texas, and Paul [LONG], Portland, Ore.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the King Memorial ome in Mentone with the Rev. Robert WILLBANKS Sr. officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, September 28, 1985

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, September 30, 1985

 

David A. Stayton

David A. STAYTON, 100, of 12727 20 B Roak, Argos, died at 8:35 p.m. Sunday in his home.

He was born Dec. 7, 1884 in Green Township, Marshall County, to Dennis and Emma WARNER STAYTON.  He was a lifetime resident of the Argos area.  He was married April 10, 1909 in Plymouth to Goldie PERSONETT, who died June 6, 1983.  He was the oldest living graduate of Argos High School and was a graduate of Rochester Normal College.  He taught and farmed all his life in the area.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary) McGRIFF and Mrs. Morris (Virginia) WALLACE, both of Argos; a son, Vernon [STAYTON], Rochester; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; four half-sisters, Lola SPHOND and Jessie HALL, both of Dalhart, Txas; Mary Ellen NICHOLS, Channing, Texas; and Hazel THOMAS, of Oklahoma, and a half-brother, D. T. STAYTON, Lenexa, Kan.  A son, Lowell [STAYTON], preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Jordan Cemetery, southwest of Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday after 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Community Schools Library.
Mae H. Collins

Mae H. COLLINS, 77, of 227 W. Third St., Winchester, died early Sunday morning in Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond following a three-month illness.

She was born Dec. 9, 1907 in Bloomington to Ezra and Bertha Mae SHAW HELTON.  She was married to George W. COLLINS who died in October 1968. She was a retired cook and caterer in Winchester with over 50 years of service.  She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church, Winchester.

Surviving are a son, Mox “Bud” LACY, Unionport; three daughters, Mrs. Flannery (Bertha Mae) WYNN, Rt. 1, Winchester; Mrs. Gene (Joan) REINHOLT, Rt. 1, Kewanna; and Teresa BENNETT HOZIER, Winchester; three brothers, James HELTON, Gene HELTON and Carl HELTON, all of Terre Haute; two sisters, Julia MELSON and Gladys ALBRIGHT, both of Terre Haute; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a son, two brothers, four sisters and one grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the United Pentecostal Chuch in Winchester with the Rev. Hubert BYRD officiating, assisted by the Rev. Tony SANDERS.  Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery near Farmland.  Friends may call at the Baker Funeral Home in Winchester from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and at the church for an hour before services Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Lupas Foundation, 2701 E. Southport Road, Indianapolis, Ind. 46227.

 

Forrest Heishman

Forrest HEISHMAN, 49, Rt. 3, Rochestr (Tippecanoe Acres), died of a coronary attack at 10:45 p.m. Sunday in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room.

He was born Oct. 12, 1935 in Reynolds to Guy and Cora SMITH HEISHMAN.  He had resided all his life in this area. He was married June 24, 1956 in Rochester to Phoebe J. ONSTOTT, who survives.  He was employed at Dean Foods, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Rochester Elks and Moose Lodges.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Geneva WALTERS, Rocheter,, and Mrs. Dale (Annice) SEVERNS, Akron, and three brothers, Howard and Guy [HEISHMAN] Jr., Rochester, and Kenneth [HEISHMAN], Logansport.  Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rocheter I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.

 

Tuesday, October 1, 1985

 

Ruthanne Miller

Ruthanne MILLER, Indianapolis, sister-in-law of Miriam MITCHELL, Rt. 7, Rochester, died Thursday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was married to Robert C. MILLER, a former Rochester resident.
Kenneth W. Elliott

Kenneth W. ELLIOTT, 63, of 3306 Barbara Drive, Ellenton, Fla., formerly of Tippecanoe, died at 10 a.m. Monday in the L. W. Blake Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.

He was born Nov. 28, 1921 at North Liberty to Ernest and Lela MANN ELLIOTT, who survive.  He was married March 29, 1963 at Warsaw to Helen ALVIS, who survives.  He retired in 1981 after 37 years as a lead lineman for the Kosciusko County REMC.  He was a member of the Plymouth Moose Lodge and the Leesburg Masonic Lodge.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Sharon COPLEN, Florence, Ky.; a son, Larry [ELLIOTT], Pierceton; a step-daughter, Carolyn ALVIS, Seattle, Wash.; a step-son, Craig ALVIS, Abilene, Texas; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Bud (Helen) BOWELL, Argos; two brothers, Merrill [ELLIOTT], Plymouth, and Charles [ELLIOTT], Tippecanoe, and the parents.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery, Franklin.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 8 p.m.

 

Lonnie C. Ewen

Lonnie C. EWEN, 70, Paris, Tenn., died Monday in Nashville, Tenn.

He was born March 1, 1915 in Powell County, Ky., to Robert and Rebecca EWEN.

Surviving are a brother, Howard [EWEN], Rochester; a son, Robert L. [EWEN], and a daughter, Barbara K. ENGLAND, both of Salem; five grandchildren, and three nephews, Lindsy EWEN, Preston EWEN and Jim Bob EWEN, all of Rochester.  Two brothers, William Pruitt [EWEN] and Lindsy [EWEN], Sr., preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ridgeway Funeral Home, Paris.  Burial will be near Paris.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, October 2, 1985

 

Otto L. Groninger

Otto L. GRONINGER, 62, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Thursday, October 3, 1985

 

Treva A. Shoemaker

Treva A. SHOEMAKER, 75, of 58115 Beech Road, Osceola, died at 5:40 a.m. today at Hamilton Grove Retirement Center, New Carlisle.  She formerly lived in Akron.

She was born Nov. 20, 1910 in Fulton County to Mark and Sadie SHARMAN         Van LUE.  She was married April 16, 1928 to Ralph D. SHOEMAKER, who survives.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Marian) PETERSON, Osceola; two sons, Paul [SHOEMAKER], address not available, and Larry [SHOEMAKER], Rochester; six gandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Imogene PAVESE, Hobart.  A son preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Deaton Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. David SCHRAMM officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from     7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Historical Society.


 

Otto L. Groninger

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron for Otto Lowell GRONINGER, 62, Rt. 2, Akron, Indiana (19 North), who died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

The Rev. Merlyn COX will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Indiana School for the Deaf.

Mr. Groninger was born Aug. 5, 1923 at Disko to Roy L. and Mary O. FERREE GRONINGER and was a lifetime resident of the Akron area.  He was married Feb. 22, 1946 in Akron to Jacqueline J. JONTZ, who survives.  He retired after 28 years as postmaster at the Akron post office, and was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the European Theater, and in the Korean War as a jet fighter pilot.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Debra L. PARKER, Mrs. Kim (Shelly S.) LEWIS and Mrs. Don (Peggy Ann) STUDEBAKER, all of Akron; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) DAINE, South Bend, and Mrs. Dale (Alice) McFARLAND, Akron, and four brothers, Harold [GRONINGER], Akron; Gordon and Wayne [GRONINGER], both of Silver Lake, and Dwight [GRONINGER], Winter Park, Fla.  A sister preceded in death.

 

Friday, October 4, 1985

 

Walter M. Hektor

Walter M. HEKTOR, 70, South Bend, died about 1 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

He was born Feb. 19, 1915 at Bruce Lake Station to Axel and Hilda HEKTOR.  His wife of 42 years, Mary PHILLIPSON of Winamac, survives.  He was retired from Bendix Corporation, and was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, South Bend.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Alice WEST, South Bend; two sons, Dan and John [HEKTOR], both of South Bend; nine grandchildren; a brother, Edwin [HEKTOR], Rochester; two sisters, Ruth WYNN, Plymouth, and Ethel FRY, South Bend, and nieces and nephews.  Two brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, South Bend.  Burial will be in the Sumpton Prairie Cemetery, near South Bend.  Friends may call at the Eslinger Funeral Home, South Bend, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Mike D. Mitchell

Mike Dean MITCHELL, 40, OF 1027 S. Home Ave., Kokomo, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Kokomo, after a long illness.

He was born Aug. 14, 1945 in Kokomo to Robert and Gwendolyn STONE MITCHELL.  On March 16, 1985, he was married to Sandra HELTON, who survives.  He was a glass finisher for St. Clair House of Glass, Elwood.

Surviving with the wife are two step-daughters, Angela McKINNEY and Lori ENNIS, both of Kokomo; a brother, Robert [MITCHELL], Akron; a sister, Kay WILES, Kokomo, and two step-grandchildren.  A step-grandson preceded in death.

Services were at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Ellers Chapel, Kokomo.  Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Garden Cemetery, Kokomo.
Saturday, October 5, 1985

 

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Monday, October 7, 1985

 

C. Clarence Ault

C. Clarence AULT, 80, of 5768 19th Road, Tippecanoe, died at 11 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 22, 1905 in Fulton County to John and Mary GILCRIST AULT, and was a lifetime area resident.  In December 1936, he was married to Mary M. SWIHART, who died June 26.  He was retired from farming and from R.R. Donnelly at Warsaw, and was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are two sons, Robert [AULT], Tippecanoe, and Larry [AULT], Mentone; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Walnut Brethren Church with the Rev. Gary EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and at the church on Wednesday for an hour before services.

 

Esther M. Overmyer

Esther M. OVERMYER, 80, formerly of Kewanna, died at 7:15 a.m. today in Heritage House Convalescent Center, New Castle.

She was born July 23, 1905 in Fulton County to Amos J. and Lydia Belle BLOSSER STINGLEY.  On Jan. 8, 1923 in Rochester, she was married to Charley OVERMYER, who survives at Heritage House Convalescent Center.  She was a member of the Baptist Church, Kewanna, and the Women’s Missionary Society of the church.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Bettye AUGSBURGER, Argos; a son, James D. [OVERMYER], New Castle; a sister, Chloe WASHBURN, Delong; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Pastor Michael KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, and after 8 a.m. Friday.
Tuesday, October 8, 1985

 

Byron Bailey

Byron “Beanie” BAILEY, 81, Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou), died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill a year.

He was born in the Fulton County Jail May 25, 1904 to Stilla and Essie MYERS BAILEY while his father was Fulton County sheriff.  He was a lifetime Rochester resident.  On April 29, 1939 at Louisville, Ky., he was married to Edna MARTIN, who survives.  He was a former owner of Bailey’s Hardware and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Elks and Moose lodges.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Susan) KELLEY; two sons, David M. and Robert M. [BAILEY], all of Rocheter; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Three sisters, Margaret SHAFER, Louise TAYLOR and Helen WAGONER, and two brothers, Elliott “Bill” and Max [BAILEY], preceded in death.

Private family services will be Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Wednesday, October 9, 1985

 

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Thursday, October 10, 1985

 

Oscar A. Monesmith

Oscar A. MONESMITH, 79, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill since April.

He was born May 18, 1906 in Goodland to Elmer B. and Clara J. SIMS MONESMITH, and lived most of his life in Fulton County.  On April 17, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio, he was married to Alice TRAMMELL, who survives.  A graduate of Reppert Auctionee School at Decatur, he was a retired auctioneer, and was a member of the Indiana Auctioneer Association, the Manitou Moose Lodge and the Kewanna Baptist Church.

Surviving with the wife are two step-sisters, Clara Fern SAYERS, Star City, and Wilma KISTLER, Bradenton, Fla., and a cousin, Eugene SIMS, North Judson.  A step-brother, Robert McKEE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brother Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Revs. David PRICE and Edward OWENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday until time of services.
Grace M. Beehler

Grace M. BEEHLER, 92, Kewanna, died at 1:25 a.m. today in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

She was born May 29, 1893 in Fulton County to William Leonard and Mary Ellen CLARK CRUM.  She was married Dec. 25, 1911 in Fulton County to Alvin C. BEEHLER, who died Aug. 28, 1967.

Surviving are a son, Leonard [BEEHLER], Kewanna; a daughter, Velma EHRESMAN, Lakeville; a sister, Elma KING, Rochester; eight grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.  A grandson preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, 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. Friday, and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until time of services.

 

Friday, October 11, 1985

 

John W. Mowiser

John W. MOWISER, 88, of 108 W. South St., Argos, died at 5:10 a.m. today in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where he was admitted at 8 p.m. Thursday after a long illness.

He was born Aug. 27, 1897 north of Bourbon to Frank and Cora OTT MOWISER, and was a lifetime Marshall County resident.  He was married Jan. 28, 1928 at Plymouth to Hazel ILER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, and was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church and the Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife is a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Nadine) FOX, Plymouth.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Argos United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark DAY  officiating.  Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery southeast of Argos.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 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 United Methodist Church.

 

Grace G. Abbott

Grace G. ABBOTT, 87, of 935 Park St., died at 8:50 aoday at the Medico Nursing Center, South Bend.

She was born Feb. 12, 1898 in Richland Township to Andrew and Mary BRINEY BABCOCK, and was a lifetime Fulton County resident.  She was married in St. Joseph, Mich., in 1917 to Glenn A. ABBOTT, who died in January 1964.

Suviving are a son, Byron [ABBOTT], Mishawaka; four grandchildren, Janice THOMPSON, Mishawaka; Linda CLARK, Riverdale, Ill.; Ellen GUEST, Atlanta, Ga., and David BLACKETOR, Rochester; six great-grandchildren and a sister, Dorothy MUSICK, Plymouth.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen BLACKETOR in March, and by a sister.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Pastor James DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Saturday, October 12, 1985

 

Sadie P. Lewis

Sadie P. LEWIS, 58, of 19 S. Park Ave., Peru, died at 11:05 a.m. Friday at St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born April 15, 1927 in Albine to Worthy and Agnes GRIDLEY ELDER.  She was married April 23, 1944 to Leonard LEWIS, who died Nov. 25, 1980.

Suviving are three daughters, Penny FINNEGAN, Rt. 1, Macy; Peggy OWINGS, Jacksonville, Texas, and Sadie LINDSEY, Rt. 4, Wabash; three sisters, Viola DECKER, Dorothy WYATT and Velma SINGLETON, all of Knox, and ten grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home in Peru with the Rev. Fred SNOW 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.

 

Monday, October 14, 1985

 

Glennie M. Bemenderfer

Glennie Marie BEMENDERFER, 89, formerly of 1407 Main St., died at 3:26 a.m. Sunday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  She had been in failing health several years.

She was born Sept. 13, 1896 near Athens to Benjamin and Clara E. MOONSHOWER HARTMAN, and was a lifetime area resident.  She was married Dec. 18, 1915 in Rochester to Estel BEMENDERFER, who survives.  She and her husband had operated The Maple Tourist Rooms at 1407 Main St., from 1935-83.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Eastern Star, of which she was a past worthy matron, and the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving with the husband, who lives at Canterbury Manor, are two daughters, Mrs. Claude (Catherine) BRUBAKER, Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Marguerite) ENGELAGE, Peru; a son, Ned [BEMENDERFER], Plymouth; eleven grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Frederick [BEMENDERFER], who died in 1957; a grandson, a great-grandson, three sisters and five brothers.

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 I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  The Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Bessie M. Jordan

Bessie M. JORDAN 81, Tipton, formerly of Rochester, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in Yohe Nursing Home, Tipton, after a long illness.

She was born April 27, 1904 in Pulaski County, Ga., to Hardy and Minnie LEWIS.  On June 1, 1947, she was married to Willis E. JORDAN, who died in January, 1977.

Surviving are a step-son, Lindall JORDAN, Kokomo, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Jack (Alma) SMITH, Tipton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Leatherman-Morris Funeral Home, Tipton, with the Rev. Wayne BOGUE officiating.  Burial will be in the Jackson Cemetery, near Sharpsville.  Friends may all from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 15, 1985

 

Harold D. Morrett

Harold Darwin “Duke” MORRETT, 71, of 1025 Jackson Blvd., died at 12:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks.  He had been in failing health.

He was born Sept. 11, 1914 in Fulton County to Bruce and Ethel COPLEN MORRETT, and was a lifetime area resident.  He was married March 7, 1943 in Rochester to Ann HELMS of Twelve Mile, who survives.  He retired in 1980 from Hart Schaffner & Marx, and had served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, the American Legion, the VFW and the Moose Lodgte.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Becky) BLUE, Greenfield and Mrs. Michael (Nancy) ROMACK, Fowler; four grandchildren, Stacy and Ryan BLUE, Greenfield, and Jennifer and Scott ROMACK, Fowler; a sister, Lula Mae FIELDS, Grass Creek,and five nieces and nephews.  A sister and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may all from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

H. Earl Hartman

H. Earl HARTMAN, 81, of 3509 Pleasant St., South Bend, died at 4:27 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

He was born Oct. 15, 1903 in Marshall County to George D. and Elizabeth FOGLE HARTMAN, and had livd most of his life in South Bend.  On Oct. 27, 1930 in Rocheter, he was married to Eva Glen SHEETZ ALDERFER, formerly of Rocheter and Richland Center, who survives.  He was retired from Ransberger Painting Co.  In the South Bend-Mishawaka area, he was chaplain for the past 25 years of the Masonic Lodge, was present worthy Patron and charter past worthy patron of Eastern Star, was a member of the Order of Amaranth, was past worthy high priest of the Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem, Hope Shrine of Mishawaka and was a member of the Scottish Rite, the River Park United Methodist Church, and the Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers Union.

Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, Louise B. SMITH, Tustin, Calif.; a step-son, Richard SHEETZ, South Bend; five grandchildren; a sister, Barbara TOWNSEND, College Station, Pa.; a brother,William H. [HARTMAN], North Liberty, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Walter CLEVENGER, Rochester.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hollis-Palmer Funeral Home, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, with the Rev. John R. PARKS 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. Wednesday.  A Masonic memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by an Eastern Star memorial service.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Wednesday, October 16, 1985

 

Gladys Willard

Gladys WILLARD, 77, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Prairie View Rest Home, Warsaw.

She was born June 2, 1908 in Gladeville, Tenn., to Jack and Nellie McQUERY DRENNAN, and had lived in the Akron area since 1950.  She was married Aug. 19, 1928 to Lloyd “Pappy” WILLARD, who died July 12, 1982.  She was a member of the Disko United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. James (Frances June) DILLARD, Lebanon, Tenn.; Mrs. Charles (Margaret) RAMSEY, Sheperd, Mich.; Mrs. Claude (Maryann) SWAFFORD, Warsaw, and Mrs. Billy (Janie) SITTS, Akron; five sons, Lloyd “Pete” and Charles [WILLARD], both of Warsaw; Danny [WILLARD], Columbia City; Johnny [WILLARD], Tennessee, and James [WILLARD], Silver Lake; twenty-nine grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and five sisters, Mabel THOMPSON, Sybile DRENNAN, Mary Helen DELAFANO and Dorothy WILLIAMS, all of Lebanon, Tenn., and Nell BOND, Donaldson, Tenn.  Four sons, a daughter and two brothers preceded in death.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Hartzler Funeral Home, formerly the Deaton Funeral Home, in Akron.  Services will be Saturday at the Naves Funeral Home, Lebanon, Tenn.  Burial will be in the Wilson County Memorial Garden Cemetery at Lebanon.

 

Dorothy M. Overmyer

Dorothy M. OVERMYER, 84, formerly of Argos and Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa community), died at 1:45 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver.

She was born April 2, 1901 in Marshall County to Miner and Anna WARNER FLAGG, and was a lifetime resident of Marshall and Fulton counties.  On June 3, 1928 in Argos, she was married to Rosco A. OVERMYER, who died July 28, 1971.

Surviving are four sisters, Freida GIBBONS and Bessie FLAGG, both of Rochester; Fran BABCOCK, Culver, and Mary FREESE, LaPorte, and a brother, Clevie [FLAGG], Mishawaka.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY 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. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Thursday, October 17, 1985

 

Merrill O. Kendall

Fulton County Auditor Merrill O. KENDALL died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday in his home at 324 N. Mishawaka St., in Akron after a prolonged battle with cancer.  He was 63 years old.

A 35-year resident of Fulton County, Mr. Kendall was in the first year of his second term as auditor.  He was elected to a four-year term in November 1980 and re-elected without opposition in November 1984.  The term ends Dec. 31, 1988.

Mr. Kendall was born April 7, 1922 in Wabash County to Homer and Vesta BRANE KENDALL.  He was married May 12, 1945 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to Anne KRUGER KENDALL, who survives.

He owned and operated Kendall’s IGA grocery store in Akron for 13 years and was Akron clerk-treasurer for seven years.  In 1970 he was elected to the first of two consecutive four-year terms as Fulton County Clerk.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Marion STEPHENSON, Ocala, Fla., and Marjorie KENDALL, Denver, Colo.; two sons, James KENDALL, Roann, and Stephen KENDALL, Denver, Colo; four grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth [KENDALL], Wabash; Isaac [KENDALL], Silver Lake, and Nevin [KENDALL], Liberty Center, and two sisters, Marguerite STICKLER, Elwood, and Janet BOYER, Wabash.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Hartzler, formerly Deaton, Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Merlyn COX officiating.  Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Wabash.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Woodlawn Hospital Home Health Care or to the Akron United Methodist Church building fund.

 

Leon J. Fitzpatrick

Leon J. “Pete” FITZPATRICK, 69, Deedsville, died at 12:31 a.m. today in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born July 9, 1916 at Francesville to Thomas John and Blanche GROCK FITZPATRICK.  On June 7, he retired as postmaster at Deedsville.  He was a member of the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Surviving are the mother, of Deedsville; three brothers, Leonard [FITZPATRICK], Peru; Thomas [FITZPATRICK], Rt. 1, Macy, and Richard [FITZPATRICK], Rt. 2, Macy, and seven sisters, Margaret VanDALSEN, Rt. 1, Macy; Kathryn THOMPSON, Akron; Lavanche Sue DILLMAN, Spring Hill, Fla. Marlene KLINE, Mexico; Roberta ROTH, Fort Wayne; Kay FISHER, Denver, and Patricia GLENTZER, Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, October 18, 1985

 

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Saturday, October 19, 1985

 

Linda L. Whetstone

Linda L. WHETSTONE, 43, of 2957 Center St., Tippecanoe, died Friday at 10:30 a.m. in her home following an illness of 1 1/2 years.

She was born in Fulton County Aug. 23, 1942 to Arthur Andrew and Opal Irene OLDFATHER.  She had lived in Tippecanot for 20 years.  She was married to Daniel WHETSTONE Oct. 9, 1969; he survives.  She was co-owner of L&L Hauling of Tippecanoe.

Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Rebecca) FRANZ, Culver; the father, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Carol) SUNDHEIMER, Warsaw; four brothers, Victor ARVEN Jr., Fort Wayne; Paul ARVEN, of California; Richard and Larry ARVEN, both of Rochester, and three grandchildren.  Two infant daughters preceded in death.

Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, with the Rev. Robert BROWN officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday until time of services.

 

Georgia M. McMillen

Georgia M. McMILLEN, 66, of 11040 S. Michign Road, Plymouth, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday at her home.

She was born Feb. 2, 1919 in Argos to George and Reda THOMPSON MAST and had resided all her life in Argos.  She was married in March 1966 to Gerald L. McMILLEN, who survives.  She was one of the original owners of the Moriarty Lumber and Farm Building Corp., established in Argos in 1953.  In 1964, she became sole owner and operator of the firm, selling to the Wickes Corp., in 1969.  In 1971, she and her husband opened a kellels business at their home, which still is in operation.

The husband is the only survivor.

Rites will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Father John SCHRAMM officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery west of Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, October 21, 1985

 

Ethel “Fae” Eisbrenner

Ethel “Fae” EISBRENNER, 93, Rt. 1, Claypool (Beaver Dam Lake), died at 7:56 p.m. Saturday in the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

She was born Jan. 31, 1892 at Peru to J.D. and Eva HANSON HIGHT.  She was married Aug. 6, 1924 at Peru to Paul EISBRENNER, who survives.  She was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Oak Dale Baptist church at Peru and many women’s clubs in Peru.

Surviving with the husband are four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Two daughters preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Tuesday, October 22, 1985

 

Murphy Rose

Donald Murphy ROSE, 70, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 10:55 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Claude Billings

Claude BILLINGS, who with his wife Esther [BILLINGS] owned and operated The Akron News weekly newspaper longer than anyone else, died at his Montezuma home in Parke County Monday.  He was 81 years old.

Billings was editor and publisher of the Henry Township newspaper from June 14, 1932 to Aug. 31, 1962 when he sold it to Loren and Ann SHEETZ.

He then resumed a teaching career that began at Kewanna in 1926 by taking a position at Turkey Run High School across from Turkey Run State Park near Montezuma.  Later, he taught part-time at Indiana University and Indiana State University.

At Akron, Billings was a charter member of the Famous Akron Jonah Club, an organizer of the Akron Lions Club, and a master of the Akron Masonic Lodge.

He also was active in politics, and had been president of the Indiana Republican Editorial Association and secretary of the Republican State Central Committee.

Billings also formerly worked in the newsrooms of The Indianapolis Star and The Terre Haute Star and was a faculty adviser for the Indiana State University campus newspaper.  He was a graduate of Wabash College and Indiana University.

Mrs. Billings was president of the Fulton County Federation of Clubs, president of the Indiana Federation of Clubs and editor-business manager of the Indiana Clubwoman magazine.  She survives.

No funeral service or visitation are planned.  The family requests memorials be made to the Billings Scholarship Fund at Indiana State University.

 

Charles E. Riddle

Charles E. RIDDLE, 85, Rt. 1, Argos (Richland Township, Fulton County) died at 1:35 p.m. Monday at his home.  He had been in failing health several years.

He was born Jan. 5, 1900 in Richland Township, Fulton County to Andrew J. and Laura Inez CAMERER RIDDLE, and was a lifetime resident of Richland Township.  On June 1, 1926 on a Chicago, Ill., radio progran, he was married to Irma Opal SCHERTZ, who survives.

He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Tiosa Brethren Church, where he was superintendent and Sunday school teacher for many years.  He served 12 years on the mission board of the Brethren Church at Flora and was a member of the National Benevolent Board of the Brethren Church.

He was president of the Richland Township Farm Bureau, and had served as president of the Fulton County Farm Bureau, as District 1 Chairan of Farm Bureau of Indiana, and on the board of directors of the Farm Bureau Insurance Co.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Fredrick (Dorcas) Van DUYNE, Rt. 1, Argos, and Mrs. John (Norita) KUHN, Rt. 3, Rochester; a son, Charles Lee [RIDDLE], Rt. 1, Argos; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mabel WILSON, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  He was from a family of 12 children.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Don PETERS officiating.


 

Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Tiosa Church of the Brethren or to the Parkinson Foundation.

 

Robert W. Baker

Robert W. BAKER, 82, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 11 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital after an illness of 1 1/2 years.

He was born May 15, 1903 in Fulton County to George and Nellie M. BACON BAKER, and was a lifetime area resident.  On Sept. 5, 1923 in Macy, he was married to Miriam J. FENTERS, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Macy Christian Church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.

Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Patricia M.) EYTCHESON, Rt. 6, Rochester; Mrs. Robert (Doris) ROSS, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, and Mrs. Lowell (Lois A.) ROBINETTE, Sunnyvale, Calif. a son, Robert D. [BAKER], Los Altos, Calif.; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.  A great-grandson, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home at Fulton with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday until the time of services.  Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis, Indiana Chapter.

 

Wednesday, October 23, 1985

 

Murphy Rose

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Donald Murphy ROSE, 70, Rt. 5, Rochester, who died of an apparent heart attack at 10:55 a.m. Tueday in the emergency room at Woodlawn Hospital.

Pastor James DAVISON will officiate, and burial will be in the Richland Center 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 Heart Fund. Mr. Rose was born Aug. 19, 1915 in Findley, Ill., to Daniel Treat and Reta WRIGHT ROLLER ROSE.  After moving from Knox, he had lived in this community most of his life.  On Feb. 3, 1951 at Richland Center, he was married to Betty Frences TOWN, who survives.  He was a farmer, and retired in August from Torin Corp.  He was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ.

Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Debra) HAMILTON, Deer Field, Wis., and Mrs. Rick (Rachel) WYATT, Rochestr; two sons, Roger [ROSE], Lafayette, La., and Barry [ROSE], Rochester; three grandchildren, Zachary and Gregory WYATT and K.C. ROSE; the mother, Reta ROSE, Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Delbert (Virginia) STEVENS, LaPorte.  Three brothers preceded in death.
Thursday, October 24, 1985

 

Clayton G. Brown

Clayton G. BROWN, 92, Kewanna, died at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday in the Cardinal Health Care Center, South Bend.

He was born June 15, 1893 in Pulaski County to Harvey and Eliza Alice LIMING BROWN.  He was married in Octoer 1915 to Mary Belle BAUGHMAN who died in February 1936.  In October 1942, he was married to Florence STEINKE, who died in July 1984.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter.

Surviving are five daughters, Virginia G. O’BRIEN, South Bend; Emma B. HOREIN, Elkhart; Thelma M. HUNT, Phoenix, Ariz.; Dorothy M. STEINKE, Portland, Texas, and Mary Ann BROWN, Toronto, Ontario; four sons, Robert E. [BROWN], Edwardsburg, Mich.; Ernest O. [BROWN], Granger; Forrest E. [BROWN], Doylestown, Ohio, and Richard M. [BROWN], Kewanna; a step-daughter, Loree HILDEBRANDT, Carmel; two step-sons, William C. GRAHAM, Brownsburg, and Roger W. GRAHAM, Westfield; twety-five grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna with the Rev. Paul FRETTINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bruce Lake.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Ewald A. Jonushaitis

Ewald A. JONUSHAITIS, 66, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, shortly after admittance.  He had been in failing health a month.

He was born June 13, 1919 in Chicago, Ill., to Mike and Anna JONUSHAITIS, and moved here from Chicago 19 years ago.  He was married Nov. 29, 1952 in Chicago to Ann AUSTIN, who survives.  He was a farmer, a member o St. John Lutheran Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Scott (Karen) SHELBURNE, Lebanon; two sons, Allen [JONUSHAITIS], Santa Cruz, Calif., ad Martin [JONUSHAITIS], Chicago; a granddaughter, Rachael JONUSHAITIS, and three brothers, Richard [JONUSHAITIS], LaPorte; Albert [JONUSHAITIS], New Jersey, and Otto [JONUSHAITIS], Gary.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran church with Pastor James W. KREFT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday at the church for an hour before services.

 

Friday, October 25, 1985

 

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Saturday, October 26, 1985

 

Beulah Kamp

Beulah KAMP, 85, Rt. 1, Akron (Rock Lake) died at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for seven weeks.  She had been in failing health for one year.

Born March 25, 1900 near Silver Lake to Frank and Birdie KLINE SWIHART, she lived in the Akron area since 1947, coming from Washington.  She was married Nov. 10, 1951 near Elkhart to Bert KAMP, who survives.  She was a homemaker and attended the Akron Church of God.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors in addition to the husband include one brother, Russell SWIHART, Akron, and several nieces and nephews.  A sister and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron with Pastor Randy SAMUELS officiatng.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetry.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Elsie E. Engle

Elsie E. ENGLE, 83, of the Rochester Nursing Home, died at 4:12 p.m. Friday at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 24, 1902 at Hartshorn, Okla., to Tom and Sarah CLARK OGLESBY, she was married to Devere ENGLE, who preceded in death in 1973.  Engle was a former Akron resident.

She formerly owned the Eat Right cafe in Akron.  She was a homemaker and member of the RSVP.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Marion) HUNTER, Rt. 1, Akron, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from      6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Monday, October 28, 1985

 

Asa L. Walker

Asa L. WALKER, 85, formerly of Burr Oak, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Mercy Hospital, Owenboro, Ky.  He had been in failing health a year.

He was born Nov. 28, 1900 in Boone, Iowa, to Robert and Jennie LIPPETT WALKER, and moved from Burr Oak to Owensboro a year ago.  On Dec. 24, 1926 in Fanklin Park, Ill., he was married to Uretha EMIGH, who died Nov. 16, 1984.  He was retired from McCord Heat Transfer Corp. at Plymouth, and was a former employee of Culver Military Academy.  He was a member of the Burr Oak Church of God, the VFW in Culver and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I.

Surviving are a grandson, Terry L. WALKER, and a great-granddaughter, Lauren WALKER, both of Owensboro.  A son, Eugene A. [WALKER], died June 24, 1964.  Two sisters also preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Burr Oak Church of God with the Rev. James MATTISON officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, where the VFW will conduct military rites.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday at the church for an hour before services.


 

Gary L. Smith

Gary Lee SMITH, 34, of 109 Indiana Ave., died at 3:55 a.m. today after surgery in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born June 1, 1951 in Hamilton, Ohio, to Frances and Wilma BENZ SMITH, and moved here from Ohio 17 years ago.  He was married Oct. 4, 1971 in Niles, Mich., to Twila D. UMBERGER, who survives.  He worked at Wilson Corn Products, was a member of the Eagles Lodge and attended the Church of God.

Surviving with the wife are a son, Timmy [SMITH], 8; the mother Wilma JUDD, Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Tona (Teri) MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Fred (Maggie) BELCASTRO, Texas; a step-sister, Mrs. Dick (Cathy) HILTON, and a step-brother, Michael JUDD, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and nieces and nephews.  The father preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. T. J. MOWRER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Frank McCarthy

Frank McCARTHY, 88, of 1111 Jefferson St., died about 11:15 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  Services are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Margaret M. Grable

Margaret May GRABLE, 87, Twelve Mile, formerly of Fulton, died at 2 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.

She was born May 7, 1898 in Cass County to Alfred and Miranda AUSTIN MOSS.  She was married to Mac Carson GRABLE Jan. 2, 1918 in Cass County; he died Jan. 16, 1977.  She formerly was employed by RBM of Logansport, was a 50-year member of the Fulton Eastern Star and was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Lloyd L. [GRABLE], Twelve Mile; Paul Eugene [GRABLE], Frankston, Texas, and Mac C. [GRABLE], Pendleton; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.  A grandson and a daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. George HAPNER and Pat TOBIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, October 29, 1985

 

Klea Strong

Klea STRONG, 65, Rt. 3, Rochester (Richland Township), died at 7:47 p.m. Monday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where he had been a patient three days.  He had been in failing health four years.

He was born Jan. 14, 1920 in Richland Township to Merr D. and Sarah FEECE STRONG, and was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  On June 22, 1941 in the Burton community, he was married to June Evelyn MEINKE, who died July 3, 1973. He was retired from McGill Manufacturing at Culver, and was a farmer.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Karen) EMMONS, Rt. 3, Rochester; a son, Dennis [STRONG], Rt. 3, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Theda) REID, Scottsdale,Ariz., and a brother, Clair [STRONG], Rt. 3, Rochester.  A grandson, Neil EMMONS, died July 25, 1981.  Two sisters, Lois HOLEWIAK and Burnette HEISHMAN, also preceded in death.


 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Dan HUHN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

 

Ollie W. Staley

Ollie W. STALEY, 95, formerly of Argos, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday in the Courtyard Convalescent Home, Houston, Texas.

She was born Oct. 28, 1889 at Gratz, Ky., to Chester and Henrietta SWIGERT WAINSCOTT.  She had lived in Texas since 1978 after moving from South Bend.  On April 25, 1910 at Jeffersonville, she was married to Walter HUNTLEY, who died in 1934.  In 1943 in Chicago, Ill., she was married to Earl E. STALEY, who died March 12, 1964.  She was a member of the Kankakee, Ill., Eastern Star and The Rebekah Lodge of Walkerton.

Surviving are three granddaughters, including Bonnie BERNHARDT, Pasadena, Texas, with whom she lived, and six great-grandchildren.  A son, Ancil HUNTLEY, preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Mike CLOUD officiating.  There will be no visitation.  The Grossman Funeral Home in Argos is in charge of arrangements.

 

James Raymond Barker

James Raymond BARKER, 69, of 430 W. Second St., died at 6:20 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient for seven weeks.  He had been in failing health two months.

He was born Dec. 29, 1915 in Marshall County to Irvin and Hazel COLTER BARKER, and was a lifetime resident of Marshall and Fulton counties.  He was married May 2, 1937 in Rochester to Alice Rose BENSMAN, who died Jan. 3, 1981.  On Oct. 15, 1983 in Rochester, he was married to Martha J. ZEIGER, who survives.  He was retired from Farm Bureau elevators at Kewanna and Rochester, and had worked at the former Crystal Dairy in Rochester.  He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving with the wife are a step-daughter, Mrs. Lonnie (Nancy) CRIPE, Rt. 4, Rochestr; three step-sons, John ZEIGER, Rt. 3, Rochester, and Thomas and Richard [ZEIGER], both of Rochester; nine step-granchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Gaylord (Esther) ZUMBAUGH and Mable HARSH, both of Argos; Mrs. Dennis (Mary) FOOR, Rochester, and Mrs. Paul (Edith) HARPER, Rt. 3, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Two daughters, two sons, two grandchildren, a brother and a step-daughter preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral Home in Rochester from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Fern C. Nellans

Fern C. NELLANS, 91, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, formerly of 404 W. South St., Argos, died at 11:05 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She was born Sept. 8, 1894 near Argos to Asa and Loemma GROSE ROOSE, and was a lifetime area resident.  On April 11, 1914 at Argos, she was married to Dean B. NELLANS, who died May 27, 1946.  She attended Rochester Normal College and Purdue University, and taught school at Forrst and Walnut Center schools near Argos.  She had worked for two years at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant at Kingsbury.  She was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist Church and attended the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Plinton (Eva) BENEDICT, Argos; a son, Dee [NELLANS], Rocheter; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a foster-brother, T.K. RICHTER, Plymouth. A son, Robert [NELLANS], and three sisters preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Hubert JOHNSTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. 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.

 

Rev. Garrett H. Phillips

The Rev. Garrett H. PHILLIPS, 73, of 713 Luick Ave., Muncie, formerly of the Mentone area, died at 6:54 a.m. Monday in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.

He was born July 25, 1911 in Mount Vernon, Ill., to Robert H. and Sylvia HARVEY PHILLIPS.  On Nov. 22 1942 he was married to Margaret POWELL, who survives.  He was a former pastor at Talma United Methodist Church and Mentone United Methodist church, and at churches in southern Illinois, Minnesota, New York, N.Y., and Albany, N.Y.  In 1970, he moved from the Mentone area to Muncie, where he was a pastor at the Main Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are a son, John [PHILLIPS], Muncie; two daughters, Robin KITTRELL, TorrenceCalif., and Ann FLENAR, Empire, Colo., eleven grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy CRALLEY, Mount Vernon, and three brothers, Samuel and Howard [PHILLIPS], both of Mount Vernon, and Amos [PHILLIPS], Wisconsin.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Paul’s United Methodist church, 1707 E. 26th St., Muncie.  Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Old Shiloh Cemetry, Mount Vernon.  Friends may call at the Meek’s Mortuary, 415 W. Washington St., Muncie, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and at the church on Wednesday for an hour before services.

 

Tuesday, October 29, 1985

 

Barbara L. Fetrow

Barbara Low FETROW, 58, Terre Haute, formerly of Akron, died at 3 p.m. Monday in the Westridge Nursing Home, Terre Haute.

She was born May 3, 1934 at Twelve Mile to Merl and Edna ROBERTS FETROW.

Surviving are five sisters, Maxine BEECHER, Indianapolis; Patricia FRANTZ, Moore, Okla. Jean SWARTZ, Rochester; Bonnie LAUTZENHISER, North Manchester, and Sue McCORKLE, Fort Wayne, and a brother, James [FETROW], Shreveport, La.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in a Catholic Church in Terre Haute.  Burial will be about 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Akron Cemetery.  The Ball Porter Funeral Home in Terre Hauts is in charge of arrangements.


 

Frank J. McCarthy

Frank Joseph McCARTHY, 88, of 1111 Jefferson St., died at 11 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born Sept. 30, 1897 in Earlington, Ky., to Edward H. and Mary Ann HALEY McCARTHY.  He lived most of his life in Evansville before moving to Rochester in 1978.  On May 24, 1936 in Akin, Ill., he was married to Susie L. LAWRENCE JOHNSON, who died Dec. 6, 1983.  He was retired from Chrysler Corp., and was a U.S. Army veteran of WW-I.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lyman (Doris) DAWSON, Rochester; a step-son, Harvey JOHNSON, Evansville four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Two brothers and a step-son preceded in death.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Charles ROBERTSON officiating.  There will be no visitation.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, October 30, 1985

 

Jerry J. Plummer

Jerry J. PLUMMER, 48, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday in St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Sept. 19, 1937 in Rochester to Blake and Gladys EDINGTON PLUMMER.  On Oct. 10, 1964 in Kewanna, he was married to Nancy LUHNOW, who survives. He was a farmer for 30 years, and was a 1955 graduate of Kewanna High School.  He served on the Caston School Board for the past seven years ad was past vice president of the Indiana Flying Farmers.  He was a member of the Grass Creek Lions Club, the Manitou Moose Lodge and the International Flying Farmers.

Surviving with the wife are two sons, William and Robert [PLUMMER], and three daughters, Kathleen, Leesa and Lynn [PLUMMER], all at home; a brother, Larry [PLUMMER], Lucerne, and the mother, Gladys PLUMMER, Kewanna.  The father and a brother preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and on Thurday from 8 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Research.

 

Mattie U. Christman

Mattie U. CHRISTMAN, 84, Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday at Phoenix.

She was born Aug. 19, 1901 in Fulton County to J. Herbert and Leora SEVERNS SHOBE.  She moved from Indianapolis to Phoenix 25 years ago.  She was a bookkeeper and was a member of the Rochester Eastern Star and the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Patricia) LIGHT, Phoenix; a sister, Hattie PENNINGTON, Tempe, Ariz.; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  A brother, Everett [SHOBE], preceded in death.

Private committal rites will be Monday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  There will be no visitation.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, October 31, 1985

 

Harold Clemons

Harold CLEMONS, 50, Denver, died this morning at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  Arrangements are pending at the McCainFuneral Home, Denver.

 

George C. Hammond

George HAMMOND, 80, of 951 E. Ninth St., died at 10:10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, where he had been admitted Saturday.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Friday, November 1, 1985

 

George C. Hammond

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for George C. “Red” HAMMOND, 80, of 951 E. Ninth St., who died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  He had been a patient six days and had been in failing health two weeks.

The Rev. Donald BOWMAN will officiate, and 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.

Mr. Hammond was born May 5, 1905 in Beaver Dam, near Akron, to Wilbur and Aura CORNWELL HAMMOND.  He had lived most of his life in the Rochester and Akron areas. On June 9, 1956 in Akron, he was married to Belle SNYDER, who survives.  A retired brick and stone mason, he was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen.  He attended Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Kathleen SHELLER and Mrs. Claude (Pauline) HOFFMAN, both of Logansport, and a brother, Maurice “Jack” [HAMMOND], North Manchester.  A brother, Carroll [HAMMOND], died in 1965.

 

Harold D. Clemons

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for Harold D. CLEMONS, 50, Denver, who died at 9:33 a.m. Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

The Rev. Mark SPENCER will officiate, and burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Mr. Clemons was born May 6, 1935 at Silver Point, Tenn., to Wilson and Betty CLEMONS.  On Feb. 25, 1956 in Peru, he was married to Beverly Ann GODFROY, who survives.  He worked at W.C. Redmon Co., Peru, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Surviving with the wife are three sons, David [CLEMONS], Mexico; Dale [CLEMONS], with the U.S. Navy in Hawaii, and Dan [CLEMONS], at home; a sister, Lillie May MANNARD, Silver Point, and three brothers, Solon [CLEMONS], Peru; Earl [CLEMONS], Gas City, and Dick [CLEMONS], Rexburg, Idaho.  A daughter, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Saturday, November 2, 1985

 

Esther Powell

A two-car collision at U.S. 31 and West Third Street Road claimed the life of a Macy woman late Friday afternoon.

[Esther Z.] POWELL, 80, was pronounced dead at Woodlawn Hospial of head injuries about an hour after the 4:50 p.m. wreck.  Her husband, Ellis C. POWELL, also of Route 2 Macy, remained in Woodlawn Hospital today with possible neck injuries.

Mrs. Powell’s daughter Anita [POWELL], 42, Rt. 2, Macy, was driving her parents’ car.  She was treated and released at Woodlawn for a leg injury.  Jon KOOP, a passenger in the other car, was dismissed after being treated for bruises on his chest and hand.  Koop, of Redkey, was riding in a Dodge van driven by Jerry JOHNSON, Redkey.

Officers investigating the crash said the Powell vehicle was eastbound on County Road 150 North (which becomes Third Street and is also known as the Burton Road) and failed to yield as it crossed the highway. It was struck in the right rear by the Johnson vehicle.  Mrs. Powell was riding in the back seat.  No arrests were made.

Both vehicles sustained substantial damage.

Mrs. Powell lived in Allen Township of Miami County, just south of the Fulton County line.

She was the fourth person to die in a Fulton County traffic accident this year.  The third fatality occurred near the Powell accident scene on Aug. 20.  Michael McGARVEY, 17, Carmel, was injured fatally in a car-truck crash on U.S. 31 about 1,000 feet south of the Third Street Road intersection.

Mrs. Powell was born Nov. 24, 1904 in Macy to Benjamin F. and Lulu BURNS ZARTMAN.  She had resided all her life in Macy.  She was married June 23, 1928 in southeastern Indiana to Ellis C. POWELL, who survives.  She was a retired school teacher, having taught fo 46 years at Fulton, the Ridgeville School in Peru and the Webster School in Plymouth.

She graduated from Manchester College with a bachelor’s degree and rceived her master’s degree from Indiana University.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church where she was the historian, the Retired Classroom Teachers Association, and the Genealogy Society of Peru.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Anita POWELL, Rt. 2, Macy, and Mrs. John (Carol) HURST, Rt. 1, Mentone.  Preceding in death was a half-sister, Gail GINN.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Macy United Methodist Church with the Rev. James W. SWAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery at Macy.  Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester, and on Tuesday at the church for an hour before services.
Charles E. Clawson Sr.

Charles Edward CLAWSON Sr., 3, of 413 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, died at 2:55 p.m. Friday at his home.  He had been in failing health for two years.

He was born June 13, 1932 in Flora to Eldo John and Ruby LARGEN CLAWSON and moved to Akron in 1978 from Mentone.  He had resided all his life in Kosciusko and Fulton counties.  He was married Oct. 8, 1958 in Goshen to Joan ALSPACH, who survives.  He had been a deputy marshal at Milford and Akron and last was employed as superintendent of maintenance at Manchester Coillege.  He was a member of the Brethren Church, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Civil Defense at Syracuse.

Surviving with the wife and the parents, who reside in Nappanee, are a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Melody) GENTRY, Rochester; a son, Charles Edward CLAWSOSN Jr., Akron; two grandchildren, Tiffany and Greg GENTRY, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. William (Marjory) LaLONDA, Goshen; two brothers, Ralph [CLAWSON], New Paris and Kenneth [CLAWSON], Goshen, and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends my call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. to time of services.

 

Monday, November 4, 1985

 

Helen See

Helen V. SEE, 69, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 5:47 a.m. today at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  She was born Oct. 19, 1916 in Orange County to John and Mary Jane BERRY HOPPER.  She was married to Wilson STOVER, who preceded in death.  She was married Oct. 17, 1942 at Peru, to Frank R. SEE who survives.  She was employed by the former McLaughlin Co., Peru.

Surviving with the husband are three sons, Leslie STOVER, Indianapolis; Robert STOVER, Address unknown, and Roger SEE, Rt. 1, Macy; two daughters, Susie DEPOY, Rt. 1, Macy, and Olive Ann SEE, at home and a sister, Pearl MONDAY, Mitchell.  Two sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Gene OUSLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, November 5, 1985

 

Lucy M. Elliott

Lucy May ELLIOTT, 90, of 709 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, died at 8:35 a.m. Monday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

She was born April 1, 1895 in Macy to Fredrick and Charlotte ABSHIRE LONG.  She was married Jan. 8, 1913 to Francis ELLIOTT, who died Oct. 29, 1977.

Surviving are three daughters, Helen PRATT, Rochester, and Mary FREEMAN and Betty TEMPLIN, both of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary DARRAH, Rochester, and a brother, Thomas [LONG], Macy.  Seven brothers and sisters preceded in death.

Services will b e at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Fenn Funeral Home, Kokomo, with the Rev. Russell WOOTEN officiating.  Entombment will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday until time of services.


 

William H. Hower

William Henry HOWER, 85, Powers, Mich., died Sunday evening in Iron Mountain, Mich.

He was born Jan. 22, 1900 in Kewanna to Josiah and Charity REID HOWER.  On July 15, 1922 in Lena, Wis., he was married to Luella SHALLOW, who survives.  When he was 80, he retired as a mechanic and welder.

Surviving with he wife are two daughters, Jeanne CORRIGAN, of Powers, and Alice ROMANOWSKI, Wausaw, Wis.; three sons, Merle [HOWER], Garden Grove, Calif.; Ralph [HOWER], Riverside, Calif., and Wayne [HOWER], of Powers; thirty grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Syble STUMP, Castle Rock, Colo., Berniece THOMPSON, Adelphi, Md., and Bertha WALTZ, Fulton.  Two sisters, Laverna THIBODEAU and Ada CLAWSON, and a brother, Ira [HOWER], preceded in death.

Services and burial will be Wednesday morning in Powers.

 

Colleen J. Klepfer

Colleen Jeanette KLEPFER, 65, Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Indiana Masonic Home Hospital after a three-year illness.

She was born Dec. 18, 1919 at Galveston to Robert I. and Esther M. WARD KLEPFER.  In Indianapolis, she was a secretary for Civil Service and was a member of Tuxedo Park Baptist Church.  She moved to the Indiana Masonic Home a year ago.

Surviving are a brother, Wendell W. [KLEPFER], Rt. 1, Rochester; two nieces; a nephew; three great-nieces, and two great-nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Murray Funeral Home, Galveston.  Burial will be in the Galveston Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, November 6, 1985