FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1986

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                        The Rochester Sentinel

 

1986

 

 

Thursday, January 2, 1986

 

[no obits}

 

Friday, January 3, 1986

 

Clara L. Eaton

                Clara L. EATON, 81, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 4 a.m. today at her home.  Arrangements are pending at the Hartzler Funeral Home in Akron.

 

Lillie F. Murden

                Lillie F. MURDEN, 86, Twelve Mile, died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.

                She was born Nov. 3, 1899 in Cass County to Elmer E. and Mary COOMS ENGLISH.  She was married Aug. 4, 1917 in Logansport to Lyman MURDEN, who died Nov. 10, 1960.  She was a member of the Twelve Mile United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a sister, Geneva PERSONETTE, Logansport, and nieces and nephews.  A daughter, Ilene [MURDEN]; three sisters, and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Pat TOBIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Spring Creek Cemetery near Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Victor V. Getz

                Victor V. GETZ, 74, of 1226 W. Maple St., Kokomo, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born April 18, 1911 in Marion to James L. and Amelia DEHNE GETZ, and lived most of his life in Kokomo.  He was married to Mary FREED, who died in 1976.  In 1977, he was married to Vivian CHILDS, who survives.  He was retired from Cabott Corp., Kokomo, and was a member of the Quarter Century Club and the Elks and Moose lodges, all of Kokomo.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Dwaine [GETZ], Millersville, Md.; two step-children, Jack CHILDS, Indianapolis, and Judy COADY, Scottsdale, Ariz.; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald [GETZ], Wabash, and William [GETZ], Kokomo, and three sisters, Charlene MOSS and Phyllis CLARK, both of Kokomo, and Lucille EIKENBERRY, Rochester.  A brother and a sister preceded n death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hoffman-Murray Funeral Home, Kokomo, with the Rev. Toby RENDLEMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.


Ruth Deering

                Ruth PHILLIPS DEERING, 73, Carmel, formerly of Lake Manitou, died Thursday in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

                She was born in Spencer and lived in Carmel 39 years.  She was married to Milton DEERING, who preceded in death.  The had owned and operated Milton Deering Cleaners in Carmel for 39 years before moving to Lake Manitou, where they lived for 13 years.  She returned to Carmel in 1978, where she was a member of the Eastern Star.

                Surviving are nine sons, James and Ben [DEERING], both of Carmel; Robert [DEERING], Westfield; David, Milton Jr., and Jan [DEERING], all of Noblesville, and Richard, John and Matt [DEERING], all of Indianapolis; four daughteers, Lana WILSON, Westfield; Nancy BOND, Phoenix, Ariz.; Linda MILLER, Buckley, Ill., and Debbie MILLER; Carmel; two sisters, Mildred WILLIAMS, Peru, and Jo GAMBLE, Carmel; twenty-nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Smith Funeral Chapel, Carmel.  Burial will be in the Carmel Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Saturday, January 4, 1986

 

Janice M. Rudnickas

                Janice Mercedes RUDNICKAS, 65, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend.  She had been in failing health for six months.

                She was born Jan. 17, 1920 in Rocheter to Claude and Treva GRUNDISH JAMESON.  She moved here seven years ago from Rochester, Minn.  She was married Jan. 5, 1945 to Vitte W. RUDNICKAS, who survives.  She was a member of the Talma United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Elizabeth) GILDER, Spencer, Ohio, and Mrs. John (Susan) FRYDACK, Bradenton, Fla; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Sandra) DAAKE, Rt. 5, Rochester; a brother, Claude “Skip” JAMESON, Rt. 5, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

                There will be no local visitation or services.

 

Cora M. Hedges

                Cora M. HEDGES, 92, formerly of 1316 Monroe St., died at 3 p.m. Friday in the Rochester Nursing Home, where she had resided since July 1980.  She had been in failing health for 10 years.

                She was born May 2, 1893 at Fletchers Lake to Hanes and Laura VanBLARICUM WOOD and moved to Rochester from Fulton in 1913.  She was married April 19, 1913 to Samuel HEDGES, who died Aug. 18, 1971.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are three sons, Gilbert [HEDGES], Rt. 6, Rochester; Carl [HEDGES], Pueblo, Colo., and Gordon [HEDGES], Wilmar, Minn. ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Arlene FENSTERMAKER, died July 15, 1980; a sister, Mary MILLS, died July 10, 1967.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today, and on Sunday for an hour before services.
Clara L. Eaton

                Services for Clara L. EATON, 81, Rt. 2, Akron, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

                Mrs. Eaton died at her home at 4 a.m. Friday following an illness of three years.

                She was born July 11, 1904 in Indianapolis to Lewis and Gertrude KRIEL.  She was married July 10, 1942 in Indianapolis to Carl EATON, who is the only survivor.

                A member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, Mrs. Eaton was retired from the ASCS office in Warsaw, where she had worked for 10 years.

 

Monday, January 6, 1986

 

Nettie M. York

                Nettie Marie YORK, 89, Rt. 5, Peru, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                She was born Jan. 9, 1896 in Cass County to Robert and Oma GLASSBURN WEBB.  On Sept. 1, 1913, she was married to Andrew T. YORK, who died April 17, 1983.  She was a member of the Loree First Brethren Church.

                Surviving are two sons, John Walter [YORK], Akron, and Eldon [YORK], Rt. 5, Peru; two brothers, Otho and Glenn [YORK], both of Brooksville, Fla.; two sisters, Mary MURRAY and Margaret SHAFFER, both of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.  Five brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Loree First Brethren Church with the Rev. Claude STOGSDILL officiating.  Burial will be in the Santa Fe Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday at the church for an hour before services.

 

Carl W. Shaffer

                Carl W. SHAFFER, 93, died at 8:10 a.m. Friday in the Rochester Nursing Home.

                He was born May 7, 1892 in Indianapolis.  In June 1915, he was married to Freda C. WURSTER, who died Jan. 14, 1982.  He retired in 1957 and made his permanent residence at Lake Manitou that year.

                Surviving are a son, Richard O. [SHAFFER], and a granddaughter, Ellen R. [SHAFFER], New Jersey.

                Arrangements are pending in Indianapolis.


Tuesday, January 7, 1986

 

Virginia J. Crain

                Virginia J. CRAIN, 68, Rt. 1, Lucerne, died at 6:24 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                She was born Dec. 12, 1917 at Royal Center to August and Mary Louise WOOD MILLER.  She was married Sept. 30, 1945 in Logansport to John R. CRAIN, who survives.  She was a retired cafeteria manager for Caston School Corporation, and was a member of the Metea Baptist Church and the Bethlehem Township Home Extension Club.

                Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Deborah KARK, Whiting, Lyn McGREW, Fulton, and Shelly CRAIN, Shererville; a brother, Donald Richard [MILLER], Burnettsville, and three grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Metea Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond SKELTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea Cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday at the church for an hour before services.

 

Carl W. Shaffer

                Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Conkle Funeral Home, 4925 W. 16th St., Speedway, for Carl W. SHAFFER, 93, who died at 8:10 a.m. Friday in the Rochester Nursing Home.

                Burial will be i the Washington Park East Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of local arranements.

 

Wednesday, January 8, 1986

 

Pauline T. Snyder

                Pauline Thelma SNYDER, 81, Rochester Mobile Home Court, died at 1 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient about three weeks.  She had been ill two months.

                She was born Dec. 22, 1904 in Rochester to Ed and Bernie DENISON CLAY, and lived most of her life in Rochester wih the exception of 16 years in South Bend.  On July 1, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich., she was married to John A. SNYDER, who died July 9, 1963.  She had been a member of the former Evangelical United Methodist Church of Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Burwyn (Almyrta) BLUE and GeorgiaAnn DELP, both of Rochester; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mildred NEWMAN, Rocheter.  Four brothers preceded in death.

                Private services will be Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.

 

Thursday, January 9, 1986 to Friday, January 10, 1986

 

[no obits]


Saturday, January 11, 1986

 

Gordon Booth

                Gordon BOOTH, 87, of Argos and Zephyrhills, Fla., died at 10 a.m. Friday in Lakeland Regional Hospital, Lakeland, Fla.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.

 

Monday, January 13, 1986

 

James H. Blythe

                James H. BLYTHE, 45, of 243 Sunset Drive, Hudson, Ohio, formerly of Delphi and Rochester, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Hudson.

                He was born July 11, 1940 in Delphi to Leonard and Luella CROWDERD BLYTHE, who preceded in death.  His wife, Gwen [BLYTHE], survives.  As an employee of Sonoco Products, he lived in Rochester from June 1942 to January 1970; was an account representative in the area of Dayton, Ohio, and had been a district sales manager in the Monroe Falls, Ohio, area since December 1980.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jimmy [BLYTHE], a junior at Miami University of Ohio, and David [BLYTHE], a senior at Hudson High School, and a brother, William [BLYTHE], the step-father, Ollie LIMP, and the mother-in-law, Ethel BENNER, all of Delphi.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the First Congregational Church, Hudson.  Friends may call at the Redman Funeral Home, Stow, Ohio, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.

 

Lucille Baggerley

                Lucille BAGGERLEY, 86, Lebanon, formerly of Liberty Township, died at 10:05 a.m. Sunday in Parkwood Health Care Center, Lebanon, where she was admitted Oct. 9.  She had been seriously ill since October.

                She was born March 12, 1899 in Connersville to Franklin Adam and Ada Abigail RETHERFORD STANLEY, and live most of her life in Fulton County.  She moved to Lebanon in July 1983.  On Nov. 23, 1922 in Rochester, she was married to Clifford BAGGERLEY, who survives.  She attended the Fulton United Methodist Church, was a member of the Ladies Aid, and was a charter member of the Mt. Olive Community Club.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Letha MULLIKAN, Lebanon; a son, Dr. Arlo D. [BAGGERLEY], Loyal, Wis.; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Edna WERNER, Fulton.  Two grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; six brothers, and six sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Buneral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Edward OWENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday until time of services.
C. Gordon Booth

                C. Gordon BOOTH, 87, of 15994 N. Michigan Road, Argos, and Zephyrhills, Fla., died at 10:56 a.m. Friday at Lakeland Regional Hospital, Lakeland, Fla., where he had been a patient a month.

                He was born Aug. 8, 1898 in White Plains, N.Y., to Orrin and Nellie MUDGE BOOTH, and lived in Argos five years after moving from St. Clair and Detroit, Mich.  He was married to Dorothy GARDINER, who died Dec. 1, 1975.  On Dec. 2, 1980 in Zephyrhills, he was married to Iabelle KREIGER, who survives.  He retired in 1963 after wrking 28 years as an accountant for Chrysler Corp., Detroit.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Atlanta, Ga.; the Scottish Rite of Atlanta, and the Moslem Temple Shrine of Detroit.  He was a World War I veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the United Methodist Church of New Concord, Ohio.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. David (Roberta) HAMILTON, Birmingham, Mich., and Mrs. Floyd (Barbara) FEARS, Independence, Mo., a step-son, Quinn KREIGER, Mishawaka; twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildrem.  A son, a sister ad a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Ray HALTERMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from4 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Congregational Chistian Church.

 

Tuesday, January 14, 1986

 

Rosalind B. Mentzer

                Rosalind B. MENTZER, 77, of 104 Yale St., Mentone, died at 4:25 a.m. Monday at Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.

                She was born July 20, 1908 in Mentone to Mahlon and Minnie BLUE MENTZER.  She retired to Mentone in 1974 from East Lansing, Mich., where she was assistant dean of human ecology at Michigan State University.  She spent most of her life in teaching.  She graduated in 1930 from Indiana University at Bloomington and received master’s and doctoroate degrees from Michigan State University.  She was a member of Edgewood United church of East Lansing; Phi Omega Pi sorority, Omicron Nu honorary home economics sorority and Phi Kappa Phi honorary education sorority.  At her retirement, she became a member of the Mentone Reading Club.

                Surviving are two sisters, Annabel B. MENTZER and Margaret “Peg” FOULKS, both of Mentone, and a brother, James S. [MENTZER], Park Ridge, Ill.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Ken MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the research foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.
Charles D. Atkinson

                Charles D. ATKINSON, 35, Monon, was killed early Sunday Morning in an auto accident near Monon.

                He was born Jan. 20, 1950 in Watseka, Ill., to Cecil and June WARREN ATKINSON, who survive.  On Nov. 25, 1981 in Rensselaer, he was married to Judith LUTTRELL, who survives.  He was a construction worker for Midwest Ag Inc., in Monon, where he had lived two years.  He had attended school in Remington and also the Baptist Church there.

                Surviving with the wife and the parents are two sons, Jason and Jeremy [ATKINSON], both at home; three brothers, Larry [ATKINSON], Highland, Ronald [ATKINSON], Fort Wayne, and Steven [ATKINSON], Pontiac, Ill.; four sisters, Darlene BOLINGTON and Donna REYNOLDS, both of Remington, and Carol JENSEN and Shirley BRAMBLE, both of Rochester, and the grandmothers, Blanche ATKINSON, Goodland, and Mrs. Guy WARREN, Indianola, Neb.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Stitz Funeral Home, Remington, with the Rev. Calvin EASTWOOD officiating.  Burial will be in the Remington Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. EST today.

 

Wednesday, January 15, 1986

 

Grace Stone

                Grace STONE, 66, of 19755 S. Michigan Road, Argos, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had been a patient since November.

                She was born Nov. 13, 1919 in Oil Springs, Ky., to John and Dora ADAMS SALYER.  She had lived in Argos 38 years after moving from Stockbridge, Mich.  On June 1, 1938, she was married to Prock STONE, who died July 8, 1979.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Knox.

                Surviving are three sons, Landa [STONE], Bremen, and Larry and Robert [STONE], both of Argos; a step-daughter, Joyce WEAVER, and three step-sons, Herbert, Albert and Ernest STONE, all of Jackson, Mich.; ten grandchildren; fifteen step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; thirteen step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mamie HAHN, Oklahome City, Okla.; Geneva FLORA, South Bend; Irene HARRIS, North Liberty, and Colleen McBEE, Fort Wayne, and three brothers, John [SALYER], Knox; Grant [SALYER], Silver Lake, and James [SALYER], North Liberty.  A daughrter and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Robert L. Hattery

                Robert Lee HATTERY, 51, Shady Rest Home near Plymouth, formerly of 719 Madison St., died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                He was born April 10, 1934 in Rochester to George Clifton “Smokey” and T. Edith MOORE HATTERY, and lived most of his life in Rochester.                Surviving are a brother, George [HATTERY], and an aunt, Hilda JACKSON, both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters and thre brothers preceded in death.

                Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Athens, with the Rev. Brice CASEY officiating.  There will be no visitation.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.


 

Ruth W. Coppedge

                Ruth W. COPPEDGE, 93, Peabody Retirement Community at North Manchester, formerly of 1025 Madison St., died at 1:43 a.m. today in Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital, where she had been a patient since Sunday.  She had been in failing health six months.

                She was born Jan. 3, 1893 in Tiosa to William and Amanda SWINEHART WRIGHT, and was married in California to Dr. Walter COPPEDGE, who preceded in death.

                In 1912, she entered the School of Nursing at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, and served as a nurse with the U.S. Army in Germany for 19 months during World War I.  She had lived in Alturas, Calif., and Naperville, Ill, where she retired before moving to Rochester in 1955  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the American Legion, World War I Barracks 479 of Rochester and the Retired Nurses Association.

                Surviving is a sister, Rena WRIGHT, Rochester.  Four sisters, Faye, Lefa, Marie and Fern [WRIGHT], preceded in death.

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

 

Thursday, January 16, 1986

 

Ruth W. Coppedge

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Ruth W. COPPEDGE, 93, a resident of Peabody Retirement Community at North Manchester and formerly of 1025 Madison St., who died at 1:43 a.m. Wednesday in Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital.

                The Rev. Russell WILBUR will officiate, and burial will be in the Reichter Cemetery northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

 

William C. Laird

                William C. LAIRD, 67, formerly of 917 E. Center St., Warsaw, died at 1 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had lived since 1984.  He had been ill several years.

                He was born Feb. 6, 1918 in Sunnyside, Pa., to Charles and Reba MANSPEAKER LAIRD, and moved from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Warsaw in 1947.  On Jan. 4, 1943 in McKeesport, Pa., he was married to Loraine N. ROSE, who died Aug. 29, 1972.  He retired in 1975 as a pressman for the Free Methodist Publishing House of Winona Lake.  He was a member of the Free Methodist Church and the Lions Club of Winona Lake, the American Legion of Warsaw, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater.

                Surviving are a son, Gary E. [LAIRD], Rochester; three grandchildren, Kathy, Maury and Loren LAIRD, all of Rochester, and two brothers, Kenneth and Victor [LAIRD], both of Charleroy, Pa.  A son, Loren [LAIRD], died in 1966.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Free Methodist Church, Winona Lake, with the Revs. Roger JOHNSON and Paul RICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, where the American Legion will conduct military rites.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, and at the church Saturday for two hours before services.  Memorials may be made to the Development Campaign of the Peabody Retirement Home Foundation at North Manchester.
Guy V. Books

                Guy V. BOOKS, 97, of 165 N. Pontiac St., died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill several weeks.

                He was born May 19, 1888 at Birmingham in Cass County to Mr. and Mrs. Fremont BOOKS, and was a lifetime resident of Rochester.  On Oct. 11, 1911 at Peru, he was married to Ellen HATTERY, who died Feb. 27, 1960.  He had worked for more than 50 years for the Erie Railroad before retiring.

                Surviving are nieces and nephews.  A son, Everett [BOOKS], preceded in death.

                Private family servies will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rocheter is in charge of arrangements.

 

Friday, January 17, 1986

 

Jennie A. Richter

                Jennie A. RICHTER, 78, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                She was born Aug. 28, 1907 at Thornhope to Schyler and Jennie KAHLER GUNDRUM.  She was married Dec. 25, 1926 in Thornhope to Ernest [P.] RICHTER, who survives.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.

                Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mary ROSS, Rt. 2, Flora; Donna CARVEY, Rt. 2, Macy, and Helen BRUTCHER, Logansport; three sons, Frank [RICHTER],  Rt. 6, Rochester, and Dean and Harry [RICHTER], both of Rt. 1, Rochester; two sisters, Gladys TAM, Rt. 6, Rochestr, and Beulah ZEIDER, South Bend; fifteen grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  Three sisrters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton Baptist Temple with the Rev. David PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday at the church for an hour before time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton Baptist Temple.

 

Saturday, January 18, 1986

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 20, 1986

 

Margaret L. VanDalsen

                Margaret L. VanDALSEN, 65, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 7:30 a.m. today at her home.  Arrangements are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.
Lester F. Crabbs

                Lester Ferris CRABBS, 81, of 228 W. Fifth St., died at 2:45 p.m.Sunday at his home.  He had been ill two years.

                He was born May 1, 1904 in Chicago, Ill., to Lawwrence and Maude EGELKRAUT CRABBS, and lived most of his life in this area.  On July 25, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was married to Nettie RAY, who survives.  In 1969, he retired after 39 years as an agent for Prudential Life Insurance Agency.  As an agent, he was a member of Mid American Prudential, Prudential Old Guard and Life Gold Card Club.

                He had attended DePauw University, and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, I.O.O.F. Lodge, Heritage Foundation, Republican Presidentil Task Force, the United States Justice Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation, Council of Volunteer Americans for Inter-American Security, Citizens’ Action, Hule Foundation, AARP, Mid America Sales Leaders Club, Mid American Round Table Founders Club and Fulton County Historical Society.  He also was a composer.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Chaume) SMOKER, Louisiana, Mo., and Mrs. James (Charone) SAVAGE, Macy; two sons, Dr. Jerry Ray [CRABBS], Covington, Ky., and Lawrence J. [CRABBS], Godfrey, Ill.; fifteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Betty DOWNS, Tippecanoe.  A sister, C’Dale MILLER, died in 1959.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Revs. Russell WILBUR and F.G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.

 

Tuesday, January 21, 1986

 

Cynthia A. Rouch

 

                Cynthia A. ROUCH, 17, Chesterton, died at 5:05 p.m. Sunday in an auto accident at U.S. 6 and U.S. 421 at Westville.

                She was born Sept. 25, 1968 in Plymouth to Gerald and Malinda JONES ROUCH, who survive.  She was an 11th grader at Chesterton High School and was a member of the First Christian Church at Chesterton.

                Surviving with the parents are the grandparents, Eva JONES, Chesterton, formerly of Rochester, and Irene ROUCH, Grass Creek, and three sisters, Crystal CHAMBERS, Monon, and Carlene and Darlene ROUCH, both at college in Lincoln, Neb.  A grandfather, Roland JONES, formerly of Rochester, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church at Chesterton with the Rev. Barry THORNTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Chesterton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, from 3 to 10 p.m. EST today, and on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. EST until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the family or to the Interventions Program at Grovertown.
Margaret L. VanDalsen

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for Margaret Lucille VanDALSEN, 64, Rt. 1, Macy, who died at 7:30 a.m. Monday at her home.

                The Rev. James SWAN will officiate, and burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

                She was born Oct. 7, 1921 in Francesville to Thomas John and Blanche GROCK FITZPATRICK.  On Aug. 20, 1938 in Indianapolis; she was married to DeVerl N. VanDALSEN, who survives.  She was retired from U.S. Gypsum, Wabash, and was a member of Macy United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Harry D. [VanDALSEN], Deedsville; a daughter, Janice PRIOR, Rt. 2, Peru; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; the mother, Deedsville; three brothers, Leonard [FITZPATRICK], Peru; Thomas [FITZPATRICK], Rt. 1, Macy, and Richard [FITZPATRICK], Rt. 2, Macy, and six sisters, 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.  A brother, Leon [FITZPATRICK], preceded in death.

 

Wednesday, January 22, 1986

 

Genevieve E. Kugler

                Genevieve E. KUGLER, 72, of 1005 Jackson Blvd., died at 4:30 p.m.Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health since 1960.

                She was born Jan. 25, 1913 in Indianapolis to Marshall and Minnie WERTZ SMITH, and lived most of her life in Fulton County.  On Aug. 20, 1937 at Lake Bruce, she was married to Clyde KUGLER, who survives.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

                A brother, Victor SMITH, preceded in death.

                Private services will be at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rocheter.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Amboy.  There will be no visitation.

 

Raymond U. Barter

                Raymond U. BARTER, 90, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fort Wayne Veterans Administration Hospital.  He had been seriously ill a week.

                He was born May 6, 1895 in Holgate, Ohio, to Lot and Sarah BARTER, and lived most of his life in Marion.  He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran and was a member of American Legion and VFW.

                Surviving are a sister, Pearl ULSH, Fort Wayne; three nephews, Gale BARTER, East Orange, N.J.; Norman FORTRESS, Fort Wayne, and Noble BARTER, Pacific Grove, Calif., and a niece, Mrs. Charles (Gloria) FELLERS, Rochester.

                Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct graveside rites.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, January 23, 1986

 

Theresa Cihak

                Theresa CIHAK, 97, Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Culver, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday in Albuquerque.  She had been ill a month.                She was born Oct. 18, 1888 in Chicago, Ill., to Joseph and Barbara HERTZINGER CECRLE, and had lived in New Mexico since 1980.  On Dec. 31, 1912 in Chicago, she was married to Anton CIHAK II, who died Aug. 26, 1978.  She had attended the Grace United Church of Christ at Culver.

                Surviving are three daughters, Ruth SANDERS and Barbara CIHAK, both of Albuquerque, and Inez NASH, Raleigh, N.C.; three sons, Anton [CIHAK] III, Knox; Frank [CIHAK], Grand Junction, Colo., and Joseph [CIHAK], Missoula, Mont.; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise PALMA, Bloomington, and three brothers, Frank [CECRLE], Cicero, Ill.; Ed [CECRLE], Grovertown, and Robert [CECRLE], Granger.  A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Walter VONDEROHE officiatng.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

 

Bonnie G. Beattie

                Bonnie G. BEATTIE, 53, Rt. 3, Rochester (Monticello Road), died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at her home after an illness of three years.

                She was born June 26, 1932 in the Reiter Community to Allen and Minnie SWARTZLANDER BALLENGER.  She was married May 14, 1955 in Logansport to Gerald W. BEATTIE, who survives.  She had worked at the Evergreen Cafe, and attended the Church of the Nazarene.

                Suriving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Kathy) DENISTON, Macy; two sons, Allen [BEATTIE], of Shelly, Idaho, and Gerald William [BEATTIE], Rochester; five grandchildren, and a brother, Devane [BALLENGER], Mishawaka.  The parents preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Frank VOSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Frances E. Ravencroft

                Graveside rites and burial were to be conducted at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery today for Frances E. RAVENCROFT, 78, Skokie, Ill., formerly of Rochester.  She died Saturday at her home.

                Mrs. Ravencroft was born March 16, 1907 in Rochester to Ezra Taylor and Clarabelle ANDERSON JONES.

                Surviving ar the husband, John [RAVENCROFT]; a daughter, Sandra CARNELLI; a son, John [RAVENCROFT[; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

                Her husband was a member of the three-man singing group from Rochester called the King’s Jesters which performed with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra in 1931 and 1932, then on Chicago Radio Station WBBM for 20 straight years before disbanding in 1972.  The other members, Fritz BASTOW and George HOWARD, reside at Lake Manitou.

                The Haben Funeral Home of Skokie was in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Ravencroft.


Friday, January 24, 1986

 

Paul D. Nelson

                Paul D. NELSON, 62, Rt. 5, Warsaw (Palestine area), died at 4:40 p.m. Thursday at his home.

                He was born Oct. 7, 1923 at Claypool to Vernon and Golda ENGLE NELSON, and had lived in the Palestine area since 1956.  On June 30, 1945 at Warsaw, he was married to Lavina TRACY, who survives.  He worked at the DePuy Company at Warsaw, and was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church and Kemrad.

                Suriving with the wife are two daughters, Sally NELSON, Warsaw, and Mrs. Eldon (Marcia) MARTIN, Palestine; six sistrs, Ann ULERY and Mrs. Don (Verna) HINES, both of Warsaw; Mrs. Ernest (Ruby) MUMFORD, Claypool; Patricia OOLEY, Elkhart; Barbara BLINN, Van Buren, and Wilodean KINCAIDE, Pleasant Hill, Calif, and a brother Harold [NELSON[, of Chama, N.M.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, January 25, 1986

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 27, 1986

 

Ralph E. Garrigues

                Ralph E. GARRIGUES, 74, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Born in this state Oct. 29, 1911, he lived in Rochester for 10 years after living most of his life in Francesville.  He was a salesman for the Von Tobel Lumber Co., Lafayette, for 30 years and had worked at the Rochester Coast to Coast store.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, Francesville, and the American Legion, Francesville.

                On Sept. 25, 1943 he married Mariam SPARKS in Winamac.  She preceded in death.  In 1973 he married Lova SCOTT.  She also preceded in death.

                He is survived by a daughter, Bonnie BISHER, Monon; two brothers, W.G. GARRIGUES, Phoenix, Ariz., and Charles C. GARRIGUES, Cleveland, Ohio; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

                Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Querry-Ulbricht Funeral Home, Francesville, with pastor James GABHART officiating.  Burial is scheduled for Roseland Cemetery.  American Legion graveside services were planned.

 

Marie Bright

                Mrs. Marie BRIGHT, 86, of 117 West St., Akron, died at 9:27 a.m. today in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

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

                Dale D. BASHORE, 71, Rt. 3, North Manchester, died at 1 p.m. Saturday in Marion General Hospial after an illness of seven years.

                He was born in North Manchester to Floyd and Laura GALL.  He was married Dec. 24, 1935 to Freida CURLESS, who survives.  He was a North Manchester police officer for 17 years before retiring and was a member of the First Brethren Chuch of North Manchester.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughers, Loretta MATHENY, Talma, and Jean TEMPLE, Clearwater, Fla.; two sisters, Kathleen KERSTEN, Mishawaka, and Madlene BASHORE, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, with the Rev. Carl LEMNA officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Willard N. Boicourt

                Willard N. “Shorty” BOICOURT, 67, Rt. 3,  Rochester (near Leiters Ford), died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient since Saturday.  He had been ill for several years.

                He was born Jan. 20, 1919 in Hope, Ind., to Mr. and Mrs. Chase BOICOURT.  he came to this area in 1976 from Kokomo.  On March 11,1946 in Kokomo he married Caroline I. WEGMAN KAICY.  He was retired from Delco Electronics after 30 years of employment.  A member of the United Methodist Church, Leiters Ford, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Michael W. [BOICOURT], Rt. 3, Rochester; a step-daughter, Verna CONRAD, Kokomo; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Theron (Alice) SHOEMAKER, Kokomo, and a brother, Norton [BOICOURT], Kokomo.  A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the United Methodist Church, Leiters Ford, with the Rev. Robert HANSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 3 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday, and at the church for an hour before services.

 

Tuesday, January 28, 1986

 

Edith M. Fred

                Edith M. FRED, 82, of 2626 George St., Logansport, died at 11 a.m. Monday at Chase Health Care Center, Logansport.  She was born April 12, 1902 in Rochester, to Charles and Catherine THOMMEN REED.  She livd most of her life in the Fulton area before moving to Logansport 15 years ago.  In 1920 in St. Joseph, Mich., she married Cecil FRED, who died July 18, 1961.  She formerly attended the Fulton United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are three daughters, Catherine STANER, South Bend, Mrs. Raymond (Betty) GOTTSHALL, Logansport, and Mrs. Jack (Barbara) HELVIE, Logansport; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Herman (Mabel) NEHER, Huntington.  Preceding in death were a son, Robert [FRED]; a daugher, Judy FRED; three brothers; a sister, and a great-grandson.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Edward OWENS officiating.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and on Wednesday until services.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.


Marie Bright

                Mrs. Marie BRIGHT, 86, of 117 West St., Akron, died at 9:27 a.m. Monday in Kosciusko Community Hospital.  She had been in failing health for eight weeks.

                She was born July 22, 1899 in the Akron area of Miami County to Carl and Ella FLOOR SLAYBAUGH.  She had lived most of her life in the Akron area.  On Feb. 12, 1920 in Akron she married Clifford A. BRIGHT, who died Feb. 15, 1960.  She was active in the Akron Church of God and was a member of the Akron WCTU ewhich she had served as president for 27 years.  For 16 years she was the sponsor of the Youth Temperance Council in Akron.

                Surviving are two daughters, Velma BRIGHT, Akron, and Mrs. Bill (Lois) KINDER, Warsaw; two grandchildren,Gary KINDER, Warsaw, and Mrs. Charles (Kay) HERSHBERGER, Silver Lake, and a great-grandson, Jeremy KINDER, Warsaw.  Preceding in death were a son, a sister and a brother.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron church of God with the Revs. James MALBONE and Terry CANFIELD officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today, and at the church Wednesday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Akron church of god or the Akron WCTU.

 

Wednesday, January 29, 1986

 

Edith M. Fred

                The name of a surviving son, Howard D. FRED of Rochester, was omitted inadvertently from the obituary of Edith M. FRED, 82, Logansport, who died at 11 a.m. Monday in Chase Health Care Center, Logansport.

                Services were conducted this afternoon and burial was in the Fulton Cemetery.

 

Thursday, January 30, 1986 to Friday, January 31, 1986

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, February 1, 1986

 

Laura Ulerick

                Mrs. Robert (Laura) ULERICK, 46, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 7:40 a.m. today in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.  Rites are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Monday, February 3, 1986

 

Lotta Carey

                Lotta CAREY, 94, Zionsville, died in Woodlawn Hospital about 10:30 a.m. today.  She had been a resident at Canterbury Manor Convalescent Center for several years.  Rites are pending at the Foster & Good funeral Home, Rochester.
Laura E. Ulerick

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Laura Ellen ULERICK, 47, Rt. 7, Rocheter, who died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                The Rev. Brice CASEY will officiate, and burial will be i the Mount Carmel Cemetery, near Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

                She was born Sept. 28, 1938 in Monticello, Ky., to Oakley and Mollie DENNEY RIGNEY, and lived most of her life in this area.  She was married Sept. 30, 1966 in Cass County to Robert E. ULERICK, who survives.  She had been empoyed for 22 years by Topps Manufacturing Corp., and was a member of the ladies’ auxiliaries of the Eagles Lodge and VFW.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Nate (Theresa) KIMMEL, Rt. 1, Rochester; two sons, Robert A. [ULERICK], Rochester, and Brian Douglas [ULERICK], Bradenton, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kyle and Kasi KIMMEL, both of Rochester; the mother, Mollid RIGNEY, Rochester, and three brothers Herschel [RIGNEY], Rt. 7, Rochester; James [RIGNEY], Fulton, and Cletus Ray [RIGNEY], Manassa, Va.  She was preceded in death by the father in 1965 and by a brother, Robert [RIGNEY], in 1981.

 

Tuesday, February 4, 1986

 

Bernice Mahler

                Bernice MAHLER, 82, of 19818 Peach Road, Culver, died at 9 a.m. Saturday at her home.

                She was born Sept. 23, 1903 in Union Township of Marshall County to Calvin and Lena BANKS MARSH, and was a lifetime area resident.  On Sept. 26, 1923 in Marshall County, she was married to Leslie M. MAHLER, who died Sept. 16, 1967.  She was a member of the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge, the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, and was secretary-treasurer of the Maxinkuckee Conservation Club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Barbara) QUIVEY, New Albany; a son, J. Martin [MAHLER], Culver; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Betty [MAHLER]; a sister, and three brothers 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 Rebekah Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church or to the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge.

 

Cora M. Hollis

                Cora Mae HOLLIS, 85, Kewanna, died Monday at the Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.  Arrangements are pending at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.
Lotta Carey

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zionsville Christian Church for Lotta CAREY, 94, formerly of Zionsville, who died about 10:30 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had lived at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home since 1973.

                The Rev. William McGRAW will officiate, and burial will be in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery in New Augusta.  Friends may call at the church for an hour before time of services.  The Foster and Good Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

                She was born Sept. 16, 1891 in Indianapolis to Jacob and Elizabeth CLINGENSMITH SHELBURNE, and lived most of her life in the Zionsville area.  She had lived in New Orleans, La., before moving here 13 years ago.

                Surviving are three nephews, Howard SHELBURNE, Rt. 6, Rochester, and Clayton SHELBURNE and Ralph DAVIDSON, both of Zionsville, and a niece, Mrs. Marvin (Betty) JORDAN, Omaha, Neb.  A daughter, Ellen CAREY, died in October 1965.  A brother and three sisters also preceded in death.

 

Wednesday, February 5, 1986

 

Anna McVay

                Anna MYERS McVAY, 96, a resident of Canterbury Manor Nursing Home since 1984 and formerly of 1129 Main St., died at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born March 23, 1889 in Miami County to Jacob and Mary CYPHERD MYERS.  On June 12, 1953, she was married to Raymond A. McVAY, who died May 30, 1978.  A retired teacher, she had taught at the former Kaley School in South Bend and at the former Ernsperger, Woodrow, McKinley and Richland Center schools in Fulton County.  She was a graduate of Rochester Normal College, had attended Ball State University and was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.

                Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Otto (Joan) BLACKETOR, and a nephew, Bill MYERS, both of Rochester; a step-son, Robert McVAY, Rochester, N.Y.; great-nieces and -nephews; great-great-nieces, and four step-grandchildren.  Two sisters, a brother and two nephews preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Revs. Donald BOWMAN and F.G. KUEBLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until services.
Cora M. Hollis

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Kewanna Church of Christ for Cora Mae HOLLIS, 85, Kewanna, who died at 6:53 p.m. Monday in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.

                The Rev. Brian HIGH will officiate, and burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday at the church for an hour before services.

                She was born March 12, 1900 in White County to Ashley and Maggie MUSALL MARTIN.  On June 11, 1917 in St. Joseph, Mich., she was married to William C. HOLLIS, who died Aug. 23, 1964.  She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.

                Surviving are two daughters, Violet M. TROUTMAN and Elleen D. DONATHEN, both of Kewanna; two sons, Elmer E. [HOLLIS], Yorktown, and Russell C. [HOLLIS], Logansport; twenty-one grandchildren, and thirty-three great-grandchildren.  A son, a granddaughter, seven brothers and a sister preceded in death.

 

James F. Hatfield

                James F. HATFIELD, 55, of 7402 Columbia Circle East, Hammond, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the South Lake Care Center, Merrillville.  He had been in failing health five years.

                He was born Dec. 19, 1930 at Hammond to Forrest and Leona OVERMYER HATFIELD, and had lived in Hammond since moving from Culver in 1947.  On April 7, 1955 in Worth, Ill., he was married to Dolores HOCKINSON, who survives.  He was a municipal maintenance man for the City of Hammond.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Stephen [HATFIELD], Knox, and Mark [HATFIELD], stationed in Maryland with the U.S. Navy; the mother and step-father, Leona and Walter ENGEL, Culver; four sisters, Mrs. Duz (Darlene) JOHNSON, Rochester; Mrs. Kenneth (Joan) McCUNE, Culver; Mrs. Dale (Doris) CLARK, Griffith, and Mrs. Robert (Lynne) KLITZMAN, Churubusco.  A sister, Maxine McKEE, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Ora Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Association.

 

Thursday, February 6, 1986

 

Charles H. Essig

                Charles H. ESSIG, 83, of 1015 Pontiac St., died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday at his home.  He had been ill since Christmas.

                He was born Jan 28, 1903 in Marshall County to Edward and Elizabeth KUBLEY ESSIG, and was a lifetime area resident.  On June 2, 1936 in rochester, he was married to Yetta ENTSMINGER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Kiwanis Club, Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge (32nd Degree Mason), South Bend Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Mizpah Temple and Manitou Shrine Club.

                Surviving with the wife are two step-sisters, Mrs. Ed (Geraldine) ANDERSON, Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Milton (Edith) FISHER, Dexter, Mo.

                Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in 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.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.


Friday, February 7, 1986 to Saturday, February 8, 1986

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, February 10, 1986

 

Harry L. Holloway

                Harry L. HOLLOWAY, 81, South Bend, died at 5:15 a.m. today at the Carlyle Nursing Home, South Bend, after a long illness.

                He was born Feb. 26, 1904 in Fulton County to George and Vina SHELLEY HOLLOWAY, and lived in Rochester until moving to South Bend.  While in Rochester, he owned and operated the Holloway Taxi Co., and was a manager of the King Clothing Co. in South Bend.

                Surviving are a daughter, Judy SCHNAKENBERG, South Bend; two grandsons; a sister, Anna Mae COLEMAN, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & 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. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Mary F. Polk

                Mary F. POLK, 70, of 323 Rogers Terrace, Lakeland, Fla., died at 2:35 p.m. Friday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

                She was born Oct. 15, 1915 in Gilead to Truman and Stella SHOEMAKER HARTZLER.  She was married to William R. POLK, who survives.  She was a retired elementary school teacher and was a member of the National Educators Association.

                Surviving with the husband are two sons, Carlton B. and Randall [POLK], both of Tampa, Fla.; four sisters, Flossie LANCE, Wabash, and Nettie MILLER, Mabelle RAMSEY and Mildred THOMPSON, all of Akron; two brothers, Orville “Pete” [HARTZLER], Rochester, and Russell “Bob” [HARTZLER], Macy, and a granddaughter.

                Graveside services were at 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Burial Park, Lakeland, with the Rev. Dick MOORE officiating.  The Thornton-Holcom Memorial Home, Lakeland, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Olive M. Hethington

                Olive M. HETHINGTON, 84, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at her home after a year-long illness.

                She was born Oct 22, 1901 at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and had lived in Aubbeenaubbee Township after moving from Markham, Ill., 14 years ago.  On March 14, 1940 at Chicago, Ill., she was married to Rufus HETHINGTON, who survives.  She was a retired school teacher.

                Surviving with the husband is a sister, Clara LUCAS, Chicago.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Jackson Funeral Home, 7350 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago.  Burial will be in the Mount Glenwood Cemetery, Mount Glenwood, Ill.  Friends may call at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, from 7 to 9 p.m. today.


Tuesday, February 11, 1986

 

Arwesta Duddleson

                Arwesta “Tye” DUDDLESON, 68, of 1600 Jefferson St., died at 5:45 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted Sunday.

                She was born Aug. 22, 1917 in Rochester to Ed and Florence FALCONBURY RAYMER, and returned here 10 years ago from Soutn Bend.  On Jan. 9, 1954 in South Bend, she was married to Norman W. DUDDLESON, who survives.  She was a Rochester High School graduate and was a member of Women of the Moose.

                Surviving with the husband is a sister, Charlene HUDKINS, Knox.  A brother, [Francis M. “Frank” [RAYMER], died in 1966.

                Private services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  There will be no visitation.

 

Wednesday, February 12, 1986

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, February 13, 1986

 

Harry L. Carr

                Harry L. CARR, 61, of 8195 E. Nine B. Road, Plymouth, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, shortly after admittance.

                He was born Aug. 26, 1924 near Argos to Ray and Ruth DAWSON CARR.  He had lived in Argos until moving to Kentucky, where he lived 10 years.  He had lived in Plymouth since 1979.  On June 9, 1946 at Deedsville, he was married to Betty LOCKWOOD, who survives.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in India; was president of the Plymouth Neighborhood Center, was a graduate of Indiana University, was a former member of the Argos School Board and was a member of Jordan Baptist Church.  He had been involved in farming and had worked for the Fulton-Marshall Co-op at Plymouth.

                Surviving with the wife are a daugher, Patricia LANGFELTT, Plymouth; two sons, John [CARR], Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Robert [CARR], Lafayette; three grandchildren; two sisters, Irene MYERS, Argos, and Helen SLEMONS, Richmond, and a brother, Samuel [CARR], Crossville, Tenn.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.  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 Argos Library or to the Plymouth Neighborhood Center.
C. Isabelle McCroskey

                C. Isabelle McCROSKEY, 83, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 5:50 a.m. today at her daughter’s home in Delphi.  She had been ill since April.

                She was born Jan. 17, 1903 in Henning, Ill., to George and Mattie BECKLEY SURFACE, and lived most of her life in the Fulton area.  On Oct 18, 1922 in Fulton, she was married to W. Clifford McCROSKEY, who died Aug. 27, 1982.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church and the Mt. Olive Home Economics Club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paige (Anna Marie) BORTON, Delphi; a son, Dean [McCROSKEY], Rt. 1, Rochester; four grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a half-sister, Mrs. Voris (Edna) ZARTMAN, Rt. 1, Rochester.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Ed. OWENS 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 until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

 

Friday, February 14, 1986

 

Charles A. Borden

                Charles A. BORDEN, 69, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 11:37 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient six days.  He had been ill two years.

                He was born March 19, 1916 in Richland Township to Arthur and Amy UMBAUGH BORDEN, and was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  He was married May 30, 1941 in Logansport to Maleta E. BARKMAN, who survives.  He was retired from farming and retired from the Torin Corp., in 1981.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Don A. [BORDEN], Rt. 5, Rochester; two grandsons, Bryan and Gregory [BORDEN], both of Rt. 5, Rochester, and two nieces and a nephew.  A sister, Effie SUDDITH, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor James KREFT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster and Good funeral Home in Rochester from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from        9 to 11:30 a.m., and at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Lawrence E. Sullivan

                Lawrence E. SULLIVAN, 71, of 1219 Lake Shore Drive, died at 11:03 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient ince Sunday.  He had been in failing health since 1981.

                He was born Feb. 20, 1914 south of Peru in Miami County to Seward and Iona BOWYER SULLIVAN, and had lived here since 1944 after moving from Bunker Hill.  He was married Aug. 10, 1935 at Bunker Hill to Mary Gene CHILDRES, who survives.  He was a field man for the former Armour Creamery, and retired from Torin Corp., as a set-up man in 1981.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Manitou Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Alberto (Janet) MONTI, Elmhurst, Ill.; a son, Michael L. [SULLIVAN], Columbus; a grandson, David MacFARLANE, and a great-granddaughter, Danielle MacFARLANE, both of Rosemont, Ill.; a sister, Helen CLARK, Arcadia,


 and a brother, Ellis [SULLIVAN], Peru.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services are tentatively set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Russ WILBUR 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. Saturday, and on Sunday from    10 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Saturday, February 15, 1986

 

Mary M. Runkle

                Mary M. RUNKLE, 93, Route 3, Peru, died at 3:40 p.m. Friday at Millers Merry Manor, Peru.

                Born in Mexico, Ind. Jan. 6, 1893, to John and Virginia A. MILLER KINZIE, she married Hubert Thomas RUNKLE Nov. 9, 1913 at Mexico.  He died July 3, 1959.

                Surviving are three daughters, Naomi FLORA, Mexico, Herma CONRAD, Logansport and Norma PUGH, Peru; five sons, Charles [RUNKLE], Macy, Joseph [RUNKLE], Inverness, Fla., Kenneth [RUNKLE], Nyona Lake, Hubert [RUNKLE] Jr., and Don [RUNKLE], Ft. Wayne.  She was preceded in death by son John [RUNKLE], two daughters Virginia and Maridean [RUNKLE], one granddaughter, three great-grandsons, two sisters and four brothers.

                She was a member of the Mexico German Baptist Church, Hoover.  Funeral services will be at the church at 10 a.m. Monday with Elders Emmert ROOT and Orval GISH officiating.  Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call at McCain Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

 

Mark Van Lue

                Mark “Bink” Van LUE, 45, died Thursday evening in Coconut Creek, Fla.  He was a former Rochester resident.

                Born May 5, 1940 in Rochester to Robert D. and Pauline HOLLOWAY Van LUE, he was preceded in death by his father in 1981.  His step-father, Fred BLANCHARD, died in 1974.  He owned an advertising agency in Coconut Creek and had served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

                Survivors include two sons, Chad Van LUE, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Randy HOOVER, Syracuse; two daughters, Crystal DURHAM, Peru, and Lori JULIAN, Goshen; five grandchildren; his mother, Pauline BLANCHARD, Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Roy (Phyllis) NORMAN, Rochester, and three brothers, Jerry BLANCHARD, Bobby Van LUE and Larry Van LUE, all of Rochester.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Bryce E. CASEY officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery here.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until services on Tuesday.  The Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will conduct graveside rites.


Monday, February 17, 1986

 

Hugh A. Barnhart

                Hugh A. BARNHART, who achieved local, state and national distinction during a long and diverse career, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He was 93 years of age.

                Mr. Barnhart, a resident of the southeast shore of Lake Manitou, was admitted to the hospital Wednesday from Canterbury Manor, where he had been a patient since May 19, 1985.

                Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and for two hours prior to services.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

                Mr. Barnhart was the last survivor of a family whose members had been prominent in Rochester and Fulton County affairs continuously for almost a century.  His father, Henry A. BARNHART, was publisher of The Sentinel from 1886 to 1908 and then served five terms in the U.S. Congress.  His brother, Dean L. [BARNHART], also was publisher of The Sentinel from 1913-19.

                Hugh Barnhart began his professional career with the family’s newspaper, succeeding his brother as editor and publisher in 1919 upon his return from U.S. Army service in World War I.  He yielded the role of publisher in 1962, but continued to be involved in The Sentinel’s operation until the sale of his remaining interst in 1976.

                While directing the city’s daily newspaper, he launched a parallel career in 1934 when he became president of the Rochester Telephone company upon the death of his father, who had been one of the firm’s founders in 1896.

                In the ensuing 42 years until his retirement in 1976, Mr. Barnhart presided over the continued modernization and growth of this independent utility, also gaining state and national prominence among telephone industry leaders.

                He served as president of the United States Independent Telephone Association in 1958-59, later receiving the association’s Distinguished Service Award and in 1982 was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Independent Telephone Pioneer Association.  In 1959, he was name “Telephone Man of the Year” by the Indiana Telephone Association.  He will be inducted by the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in April.  He remained as a director of the local telephone company until December, 1981.

                Inheriting his father’s interest in the Democratic party, Mr. Barnhart also pursued a political career that took a different but equally distinguished path.

                At his death, he remained the only man in Indiana politics to have served as director of three separate state governmental departments:  Indiana Highway Commission (1931-33), Indiana Excise Department (1937-41), and Indiana Conservation Department (1941-45). In addition, he was the Democrats’ nominee for U.S. Congress in 1936 but lost a close Second District race to Republican Charles HALLECK.

                Despite his involvement in state and national offices, Mr. Barnhart’s lifelong interest and involvement in the progress of his own community never diminished.  And in 1972 this culminated when he and his wife donated $100,000 to Rochester Community Schools for the construction of the new high school athletic field that now bears their name.

                On the local scene, he was first commander of the Rochester American Legion Post, first president of the Rochester Kiwanis club, was president of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and of the Rochester country club, which became an Elks lodge.  He was a member and trustee of the First Baptist church, and a 50-year member of the Masonic lodge and Royal Arch.

                Mr. Barnhart also was a life director and former vice president of the Indiana State Chamber of commerce and also served as a dirctor of Public Service Indiana from 1944-69.  He


 was called to Washington in 1955 for six months’ duty with the U.S. Department of Commerce as a businessman consultant in the field of communications.

                Among his local achievements, in all of which he took major roles of leadership, were the location in the city of the U.S. fish hatcheries, of Cole Brothers circus winter quarters and of Topps Garment company, all during the 193-s, and of the Sealed Power Corporation plant in 1948.

                Until his latter years, he was an avid golfer.  With his wife, Martha, he traveled frequently throughout the United States and Europe.  In addition, he retained a lively interest in local history and contributed many articles to The Sentinel and for the Fulton County Historical Society from his vivid recollections of earlier people and events.

                Born Hugh Arthur BARNHART on July 14, 1892, at the family home at 1118 Main street, he was the son of Henry A. and Louretta LEFFEL BARNHART.  His marriage was June 25, 1928, in the First Baptist church here to Martha ANSPAUGH of Angola, who had come to the city as an elementary school teacher.  The couple had no children.

                He attended both grade and high school here, quite early showing an athletic ability that was to earn him considerable renown.  He was a member of the first Rochester high school basketball and baseball teams of 1907-08 and was the hardwood squad’s leading scorer throughout his careet.

                He was graduated as president of the senior class of RHS in 1911, the year of the first state high school basketball tournament.  Teams were invited to participate that year on the basis of their season records and Rochester was among them.

                RHS wanted to include Barnhart on its tournament team, although he finished his studies at mid-year and had entered the University of Notre Dame.  Other schools objected, however, and he was ruled ineligible.  It was the first of the many eligibility controversies in the history of the IHSAA tourney and one in which Mr. Barnhart found much humor in recounting.  Without its high scorer, RHS lost its opening tourney game to New Albany, 19-18.

                He did not return to Notre Dame after one semester but enrolled instead at Indiana University.  There he was a member of both football and basketball teams.  He was graduated in 1915 with a degree in economics.  At I.U., he was president of his senior class, member of the Indiana University Union Board and of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity.

                Mr. Barnhart retained a lifelong interest in Indiana Universiy alumni affairs and later was honored by the university with its Distinguished Alumni Service Award, a 50-year I-Man Award, and with the Z.G. Clevenger Award, highest honor bestowed on living I-Men.

                After graduation from I.U., he worked in the advertising department of Holcomb and Hoke Manufacturing company in Indianapolis until the outbreak of World War I.  He then volunteered at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis on May 15, 1917, and after training was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the regular U.S. Army on Aug. 15.  He served with the 82nd Field Artillery until his discharge June 15, 1919, as a first lieutenant, also having been regimental adjutant.  For the ensing 10 years, he was a captain in the Army Reserve Corps.

                Following his return to Rochester in 1919 as publisher of The Sentinel, Mr. Barnhart in 1924 effected a consolidation of two local daily newspapers to form, with the late Floyd “Pete” Van TRUMP as co-publisher, The News-Sentinel.  The paper continued under this name until 1961, when its original title was resumed under the joint ownership of Mr. Barnhart and Jack K. OVERMYER, the present owner and publisher.

                Mr. Barnhart’s activity in state government over the years involved more than service as head of three different departments.

                His appointments to state positions came under four different governors: Harry Leslie, Paul McNutt, Clifford Townsent and Henry Schricker.  He served on the General Pulaski


Commission in 1929, was a member of the Indiana Delagation of Council of State Governments from 1939-43, the Indiana Economic Council 1941-45, Indiana Stream Pollution Control Board 1941-45, State Soil Conservation Committee 1941-45, “Little Hoover” Commission on government reorganization 1955-56 and Advisory Committee to Indiana University 1950-52.

                In addition, he had been president of the Indiana Democratic Editorial Association, was vice president of the Indiana Circus Corporation, a director of both the Independent Telephone Pioneer Association and of Transcontinental Motor Inns Inc., of Fort Wayne, and a lifetime honorary director of the Indiana Telephone Association.

                Besides his other local activities and offices, he also was a member of the Izaak Walton League, Odd Fellows lodge, Moose and Elks lodge, Fulton County Historical Society and president of the Rochester Community School Building Corporation.

                He also belonged to the Indianapolis Athletic Club, Sigma Delta Chi professional journalism fraternity, Indianapolis Press Club, Hoosier State Press and Inland Daily Press Association, Indiana Society of Chicago, Indiana Historical Sociaty, Indiana Audubon Society and Indiana Museum Society.

                Mr. Barnhart had been honored by his local peers with the Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service Award and by Indiana Governor Harold HANDLEY as a “Sagamore of the Wabash” for his service to the state.

                Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart resided at their lakeshore home on Country Club Drive at Lake Manitou.  He long was interested in the continuing viality oif the lake and its surrounding community and had been active many years as a diretor of the Lake Manitou Association.

                He pursued a hobby of bird watching from his lake home, including the keeping of yearly records of the migration of martins.  He kept readers of The Sentinel informed of his unusual sightings under the pseudonym of “The Manitou Birdwatcher.”

                He is survived by his wife, Martha, at home, and by three nieces: Mrs. John (Mary Louise) NOVOTNY, Goshen; Mrs. Robert (Jane) TILLETT, Osceola, and Mrs. John (Isabelle) BURCHFIELD, Denver, Colo.  Preceding in death were a sister, Mrs. Glendolyn T. BAILEY of Peru, in 1976, and the brother, Dean L. BARNHART, on Nov. 11, 1977.

 

Matthew Holewiak

                Matthew HOLEWIAK, 62, of 628 W. Sixth St., died at 10 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient since Jan. 9.

                He was born Nov. 12, 1923 in Chicago, Ill., to John and Julia MOSON HOLEWIAK.  He worked for Brooks Brothers Clothiers in Chicago as a shipping clerk, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Henry (Mary Ann) BORELLA, Homewood, Ill., a brother, Gabriel J. [HOLEWIAK], Rochester, and two nieces, Mrs. Ronald (Diane) ANDERSON and Nency BELER, both of Homewood.  A nephew, Jan HOLEWIAK, died in 1962.

                Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at 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 for an hour before services.


Dorothy I. Lent

                Dorothy I. LENT, 74, Sidney, died at 3:45 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born May 12, 1911 in Rolling Prairie to Albert and Ella CARPENTER STONER, and moved from the Mentone-Etna Green area to Sidney eight years ago.  She was married June 20, 1936 at Mishawaka to Gordon L. LENT, who died in 1973.  She was past member of War Mothers at Sidney, and was retired from Kalis Brothers Foods at Mentone.

                Surviving are three daughters, Ruby PIPER, Plymouth; Marjorie BELL, Gallatin, Tenn., and Mrs. Max (Barbara) NEMETH, Mauldin, S.C.; three sons, William [LENT], Nappanee; Harold [LENT], Sidney, and Stanley [LENT], Warsaw; twenty-two grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Vera BUTLER, Rolling Prairie, and Aletha SANGER, Mishawaka.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. F. Grant CROSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Etne Green Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, February 18, 1986

 

Sheila Prater

                Sheila PRATER, 18, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 4:10 a.m. today in St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend, from injuries she received in a car accident on Feb. 5, in Fulton County.

                An official cause of death had not been released this morning by St. Joseph deputy coroner Dr. Lawrence CURRY.  He said he would release the information later today.

                Prater was a passenger in a car driven by Angela G. GARRIS, 19, Rt. 2, Silver Lake, that hit a tree at Indiana 19 and Cunty Road 100 North.  Garris was transferred to Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, from Woodlawn Hospital.  She was released Saturday.

                Prater was transferred to the South Bend hospital from Woodlawn Hospital shortly after the accident.  She suffered severe head injuries.

                Prater is Fulton County’s first traffic fatality of the year.

                Garris was going south on Indiana 19.  Where the road turns east at County Road 100 North, the car kept going south.  The car entered the drive of Ray ADAMS, Rt. 2, Akron, and struck the tree on the passenger’s side of the car.

                The car was wrapped around the tree.

                Funeral services for Prater are pending at DeLaughter Funeral Home, Silver Lake.
Meadia Craft

                Meadia CRAFT, 87, of 10333 16th Road, Argos, died at noon Monday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had resided since 1982

                She was born Sept. 15, 1898 in Guage, Ky., to Green and Margaret McDANIEL HENSLEY, and moved from Guage to Argos 20 years ago.  She was married to Clifton CRAFT, who died June 26, 1953.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Argos.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clay (Alma) HENSLEY, Argos; Mrs. Lennard (Ethel Faye) MONTGOMERY, Tiffin, Ohio, and Mrs. Lester (Ruth) MILLER, Guage; two sons, James [CRAFT], Argos, and Grover [CRAFT], Tippecanoe; seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.  Four sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Argos with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, 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 19, 1986

 

Sheila F. Prater

                Sheila Fay PRATER, 18, Rt. 2, Silver Lake, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend, following injuries she suffered in an accident in Fulton County on Feb. 5.

                Dr. Lawrence CURRY, St. Joseph County deputy coroner, ruled the cause of death as massive skull and head injuries.

                She was born on June 6, 1967 in Warsaw to Curtis and Ada (OWENS) PRATER, who survive.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, Warsaw, and was a 1985 graduate of Warsaw High School.

                Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Jimmie and Lola OWENS,   Rt. 2, Silver Lake; two brothers, Randy and James [PRATER], both at home; six sisters, Mrs. Tommy (Donna) SEXTON, Silver Lake; Mrs. Dave (Violet) LONG, Mentone; Mrs. Richard (Patricia) SINCLAIR, Diamond Lake; Mrs. Billy (Alicia) CRUM, Sulver Lake; Mrs. Steve (Debbie) ORR, Silver Lake, and Jody PRATER, at home.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, Warsaw, with the Revs. Albert WHITAKER and Ralph DOTSON officiating.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the DeLaughter Funeral Home, Silver Lake, and on Friday for an hour before services at the church.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

 

Julia R. Davis

                Julia R. DAVIS, 26, Silver Lake, died at 12:22 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital, where she had been a patient a week. She had been in failing health.

                She was born June 9, 1959 in Green Cove, Fla., to Lundy Ray and Juldene CUMMINGS McCLELLAND, and had lived in the Silver Lake area since moving from Anderson 15 years ago.  On Nov. 13, 1983 in Anderson, she was married to Marvin DAVIS, who survives.  She was a member of the West Side Apostolic Church in Rochester.

                Surviving with the husband are the parents, of Anderson; two brothers, Raymond [McCLELLAND], Claypool, and Shawn [McCLELLAND], Anderson; seven sisters, Mrs. Bill (Carol) GILLAM, Mrs. David (Cheryl) SANDLIN and Benita, Sherri, Patricia and Alicia McCLELLAND, all of Anderson, and Mrs. Danny (Lori) WARNER, Claypool; the patrnal grandfather, Lundy E. McCLELLAND; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hubert (Alice) BROWN,


and the step-grandmother, Mrs. Arthur (Elizabeth) CUMMINGS, all of Anderson.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chamness-Tucker Funeral Home, Claypool, with the Rev. Mark E. RUDOLPH officiating.  Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.  Friends may call from 1 a.m. until services Thursday.

 

Thursday, February 20, 1986

 

Robert G. Rimpler

                Robert G. RIMPLER, 85, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                He was born Jan. 28, 1901 in Twelve Mile to Lewis and Bertha Irene JONES RIMPLER.  He was married Sept. 21, 1929 at Logansport to Monelle E. BROWER, who died Jan. 12, 1976.  He was a retired farmer, and was a member of the Skinner Christian Church, Twelve Mile.

                Suriving are two daughters, Barbara RICHTER, Peru, and Carol ARTHUR, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Elsie MILLER, Joliet, Ill.  Three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.  Burial will be in the Skinner Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Stella P. Bayne

                Stella Pauline “Peenie” BAYNE, 63, Four Seasons Mobile Home Court, Lot 78, died about 9:45 a.m. today at her home of an apparent coronary attack.

                She was born Nov. 27, 1922 in South Bend to Jona Alva and Anna Mae HOLLOWAY COOPER, and had lived most of her life in this area.  She was married to Delbert REED, James CLEMENS and James BAYNE, all of whom survive.  She was a former employee of Torin Corp., and had managed the Moose Lodge dining area for many years.  She was a member of the New Life Church and the American Legion and VFW auxiliaries.

                Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Russell A. (Janet) DAVIDSON, Rochester; Mrs. Edward (Betty) SWIFT, Marcellus, Mich.; Sandy PALMER, Warsaw, and Mrs. William (Sharon) SLONAKER, Chili; a son, Randy CLEMENS, Pretty Lake, near Plymouth; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; the mother and step-father, Harvey and Mae COLEMAN, Rochester; a sister, Margaret ALSPACH, Athens, and two brothers, Virgil L. [COOPER], Rt. 5, Rochester, and Robert E. [COOPER], Rt. 3, Rochester.  Three sisters, Velva COOPER, Alberta McGRIFF and Eva Belle NOLEN, preceded in death.

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

 

Friday, February 21, 1986

 

Stella P. Bayne

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Stella Pauline “Peenie” BAYNE, 63, Four Seasons Mobile Court, who died about 9:45 a.m. Thursday at her home.

                Pastor Brian TAMMANY will officiate, and 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. today.  Memorials may be made to the New Life Church.

                Her son, Randy CLEMENS, resides at Lake of the Woods, Bremen.
Marion F. Salathe

                Marion Fowler SALATHE, 84, of 432 E. 18th St., formerly of North Judson, died at 4:15 a.m. today at Rochester Nursing Home.  He had been in failing health five years.

                He was born June 20, 1901 in Muskegon, Mich., to Albert and Amelia SALATHE.  He moved here in 1980 from North Judson.  He was married Dec. 19, 1923 at Muskegon Heights, Mich., to Evelyn BLISS, who suvives.  He owned and operated a variety store in North Judson for 40 years, and was a member of the United Methodist Church of North Judson, the Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester, the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star of North Judson and the Scottish Rite of South Bend.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Willard (Polly) CLARK, Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou}, three granddaughters, Mrs. Mike (Cynthia) CROUSSORE, Susan CLARK and Patricia CLARK, all of Rochester, and three nieces.  Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Private services will be at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Foster and Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, North Judson.  Friends may call from         3 to 8 p.m. Saturday.  The Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, and the Masonic Lodge of North Judson will conduct a graveside service at  10:30 a.m. CST (11:30 a.m. EST).

 

Eathel L. Hoffman

                Eathel L. HOFFMAN, 88, formerly of Virgil Street in Akron, died at 7:07 p.m. Thursday at the Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester.  She had been in failing health      1 1/2 years.

                She was born June 6, 1897 in Wabash County to Ethriam and Martha HELSER DRUDGE, and had lived most of her life in the Akron community, moving from Rock Lake near Akron.  She was married June 30, 1917 to Foster HOFFMAN, who died Aug.3, 1961.  She was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God and the Women’s Christian Service Committee.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cleotus (Emogene) BAINE, Akron; three sons, Wayne and Earl [HOFFMAN], both of Akron, and Edward [HOFFMAN], Claypool; fourteen grandchidlren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews.  A son, Elvin [HOFFMAN], died in January, 1984.  A brother and a sister also preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Silver Creek Church of God, northeast of Akron, with Pastor Randy SAMUELS officiating.  Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good funeral Home in Akron from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon, and at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Peabody Retirement Capital Fund.


Saturday, February 22, 1986

 

Edgar Williams

                Services were conducted Wednesday at the Stephens Memorial Chapel in Scottville, Mich., for Edgar “Ed” WILLIAMS, 64, Walhalla, Mich., who died Monday in the Ludington Memorial Medical Center.

                Burn July 1, 1921 in Owensville, Ind., he grew up in Rochester and graduated from Rochester High School in 1939.  He was married Dec. 21, 1944 in Mt. Carmel, Ill., to Lela SMITH, who survives.  The couple moved to Mason County, Mich., in 1946.  Mr. Williams served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, was Walhalla postmaster for 27 years before retiring in 1975, and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Retired Postmasters Association of America.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Dan WILLIAMS, Walhala; two daughters, Darlene WHITE, Weidman, Mich., and Carla KASIETA, Grand Rapids, Mich.; two brothers, Russell WILLIAMS, Walhalla, and Frank LINDLEY, Anderson, and three sisters, Eleanor CASTLEMAN and Margaret MULLINS, Rochester, and Mary Jane HINKLE, Athens,Tenn.

                Military services were conducted by the Custer VFW God Bar Post.

 

Marion F. Salathe

                Memorials for Marion Fowler SALATHE, 84, of 433 E. 18th St., can be made to the Council on Aging through Mickey HARRISON at the Rochester Civic Center, or to Grace United Methodist Church of Rochester or the United Methodist Church of North Judson.

                A former North Judson resident, Mr. Salathe died at 4:15 a.m. Friday in the Rochester Nursing Home.  Private services will be Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Rochester friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Monday, February 24, 1986

 

Eugene L. Kline

                Eugene Lamoine KLINE, 59, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 1:40 a.m. today at his home.

                He was born Dec. 6, 1926 in Elwood to Herman M. and Bertha Marie LESLEY KLINE.  On July 23, 1948 at the home of the late C.S. GOLDEN near Chili, he was married to Peggy Jane SEE, who survives.

                He was employed by Delco Electronics at Kokomo, was a World War II veteran, and was a member of the Mexico Baptist Church, the Mexico Baptist Church, the Mexico Masonic Lodge, the Vashti Chapter of Eastern Star, and the Peru American Legion.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Pamela Sue BAVERY, Oregon, Wis., four grandchildren; five brothers, Herbert and Robert [KLINE], both of Mexico; Frank [KLINE], Rt. 2, Peru; John [KLINE], North Manchester, and Charles [KLINE], South [sic]; and four sisters, Mary SANDERS, Jacksonville, Fla.; Doris Ann FISHER, New Haven; Rosanna STOUT, Rt. 2, Peru, and Barbara Jo BURNS, Fort Myers, Fla.  A granddaughter and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Martha Zeiger Barker

                Martha ZEIGER BARKER, 68, 430 W. Second St., died from injuries suffered in an accident at U.S. 31 and Old U.S. 31 south of Rocheter, at about 7:10 a.m. today.

                A car driven by Mrs. Barker collided with a sem-tractor trailer driven by Bennie W. HUFF, 47, Beebe, Ark.  Mrs. Barker was going north on Old U.S. 31 and Huff was going west in the northbound lane of U.S. 31.  Huff suffered a bump on his elbow.

                She was pronounced dead at Woodlawn Hospital by Fulton county deputy coroners Ed WENRICK and Junior GOOD.  The cause of death is under investigation.

                Mrs. Barker is Fulton County’s second traffic fatality this year and the second person to die within a week.

                Sheila PRATER, 18, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died Tuesday in St. Joseph Hospital, South Bend, from injuries she suffered in a car accident on Feb. 5. in Fulton County.

                Mrs. Barker was born Feb. 24, 1918 in Green Township, Marshall County, to Charles and Agnes CRIST RICHARD.  Moving from Plymouth, she had lived most of her life in Rochester.  On April 6, 1940, in Plymouth, she married Joseph E. ZEIGER, who died Sept. 24, 1982.  On Oct. 15, 1983, in Rochester, she married Raymond A. BARKER, who died Oct. 28,1985.  She had worked 15 years at Chamberlin Products, Akron.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lonnie (Nancy) CRIPE, Rochester; three sons, John H., Thomas E. and Richard J. ZEIGER, Rochester; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Loyola DAVIS and Mrs. Lucy SCHLOSSER, Plymouth, and Mrs. Paul (Juliann) HART, Chandler, Ariz., and four brothers, Joseph RICHARD, Rt. 3, Rochester; Lewis and Robert RICHARD, Plymouth, and Raymond RICHARD, South Bend.  A daughter, Mary Ruth ZEIGER, died in 1981.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, Rochester, with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be rcited at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, February 25, 1986

 

Robert C. Ray

                Robert C. RAY, 54, of 701 E. Center St., Bourbon, died at 8:50 a.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill since 1979.

                He was born Sept. 11, 1931 in Hamden, Ohio, to Earl and Myrtle BRADLEY RAY.  He moved to the Bourbon community from Rochester in 1976.  On Aug. 10, 1952, he was married to Marilyn O’SULLIVAN, who survives.  He was a millwright, a born-again Christian and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Michelle CURRY and Cindy BYXBE, both of Wolf Point, Mont., and Melody POWERS, Warsaw; a son, Michael [RAY], at home; six grandchildren, and a brother, Lawrence [RAY], Plymouth.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and on Wednesday until time of services.
Delbert E. Large

                Delbert E. “Sam” LARGE, 68, of 330 W. Fifth St., died at 4 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he was admitted at noon.  He had been ill six months.

                Born April 20, 1917 at Leiters Ford, he was the son of Emery and Clovie STAYTON LARGE. He moved 40 years ago from Bruce Lake to Rochester.  On Feb. 14,  1942 in Rochester, he was married to June GUISE, who survives.  He was retired from the former Berkway Supermarket, and had just completed serving 20 years as a trustee of the Rochester Water Works.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and Trinity United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Ronald E. [LARGE], Matawan, N.J.; four grandchildren, Polly and Derek BRUCK, Rochester, and Greg and Gary BASHAM, Austin, Texas; a great-granddaughter, Amanda Sue BASHAM, Austin; a sister, Jane SHRIVER, Argos, and two brothers, Alfred [LARGE], Leesburg, Fla., and Orville [LARGE], Zephyrhills, Fla.  A daughter, Sandra Sue BASHAM, died May 22, 1967.  Two sisters and two brothers also preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or to the Cancer Fund.

 

Charles W. Judd

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Calvary United Methodist Church, Elkhart, for Akron native Charles William “Chick” JUDD, 80, Elkhart, who founded the Judd Drug Store chain.  He died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at his home.

                Entombment will be in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum, Rice Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home, Elkhart.  Memorials may be made to the Elkhart Cancer Society.

                Mr. Judd opened the first Judd Drugs store in 1940, and other stores followed.  In 1942 he went into partnership with Benjamin YEAGER and Lowell LEONARD.  He was president of Judd Drug Stores until 1981, when he became chairman of the board.  He served in that position until 1983.

                He was born Jan. 22, 1906 in Akron, and was married in Rochester on Nov. 14, 1928 to Marie ARTER, who survives.  He was a 1923 graduate of Beaver Dam High School.  He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Elkhart, American and Indiana Pharmaceutical Associations, Elkhart Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend, Elkhart Shrine Club, Elks Club and Elcona Country Club.  He was a judge for 4-H Fair harness racing.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, John W. [JUDD], Elkhart; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several cousins in Fulton County.


Wednesday, February 26, 1986

 

William Miller

                William MILLER, 72, of 315 Cherry St., Argos, died at 8:26 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where he had been ill five years.

                He was born Dec. 27, 1913 in Hazard, Ky., to Elvin and Emily GAMBILE MILLER.  He moved from Hazard to Argos 20 years ago.  In March 1945 in Hazard, he was married to Alberta ROBERTS, who survives.  He was a retired coal miner and was retired from the Bremen Iron Foundry.  He was a member of the former Church of Jesus Christ at Bourbon.

                Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Mrs. Ewen (Shirley) VIERS, Mrs. Harry (Jacqueline) JOHNSON and Mrs. Richard (Judy) WARREN, all of Argos, and Mrs. Justine (Reva) CAMPBELL and Mrs. Olan (Becky) HOWARD, both of Hazard; a son, Douglas [MILLER], Argos; a step-daughter, Mrs. Tony (Louise) BOULES, Argos; twenty-one grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and a sister, Cora NEACE, Hazard; a daughter; three sisters and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Olan HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

Delbert E. Large

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rocheter for Delbert E. “Sam” LARGE, 68, of 330 W. Fifth St., who died at 4 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

                Mr. Large was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He served in the Africa-Italy campaign and in the European Theater.

 

Thursday, February 27, 1986

 

Lois Sharp

                Lois SHARP, 79, of 701 E. Main St., Peru, died at 4:05 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                She was born May 11, 1906 in Miami County to George and Minnie ZODY FELLER.  On Oct 19, 1930, she was married to Walter B. SHARP, who died Dec. 15, 1984.  She was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church, Peru.

                Surviving are a daughter, Christine HARMON, Logansport; a son, Steven [SHARP], Fishers, Ind.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Leah SPRINGER, Marion, and Eva COOMBS, Kokomo, and a brother, Russell [FELLER], Gas City.  Five brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Stephen HOLDZCOM officiating.  Burial will be in the Parklawn Cemetery, Amboy.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Mary J. Schrader

                Mary J. SCHRADER, 47, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died from injuries suffered in a car accident at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in Marshall County, a mile west of Mentone.

                Funeral arrangements for Schrader, an employee of Rochester optometrist Dr. Thomas TROUTMAN, are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home.

                A car driven by Schrader went off the north berm of Indiana 25 for an unknown reason and traveled 265 feet before striking a tree head-on, according to Marshall County police.  The accident is under investigation.

                Marshall County Coroner G. Dean BYERS pronouneed her deat at the scene.

                She was born Dec. 6, 1938 in Clingon, Iowa, to Charles and Helen RANSLOW BYERS, who survive.  She had lived in this area for nine years coming from Arkansas.  On Dec. 17, 1960 in Clinton, Iowa, she married David R. SCHRADER, who survives at home.  She was a secretary for Dr. Troutman and was a member of the Indiana Para-Optometric Association and the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

                Surviving with the parents and husband are three daughters, Mrs. Craig (Melissa) ARMSTRONG, South Whitley, and Catherine and Sarah [SCHRADER], both at home; one son, Paul [SCHRADER], also at home; one granddaughter, Michelle ARMSTRONG, South Whitley; and brother, Charles William BYERS, Clinton, Iowa, and the mother-in-law, Marybeth SCHRADER, 200 Jefferson St.

                Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be at the Tippecanoe Cemetery, Tippecanoe.  Friends may call from 6 p.m. on Friday.  The Rosary will be recited at 8:30.

 

Ernest B. Raber

                Ernest Byron RABER, 76, Mexico, died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday in St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born March 25, 1909 in Mexico to Wilbur and Hattie STEELE RABER.  On Aug. 21, 1929 at Rocheter, he was married to Kathryn E. CRESS, who survives.  In 1973, he retired from Thrush Corp., at Peru.  He was a member of the Mexico Baptist Church, Mexico Masonic Lodge, Vashti Chapter of Eastern Star and Peru Moose Lodge, and was a retired member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Joan W. SNYDER, Rt. 4, Peru, and Patsy A. SPEAR, Mexico; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Goldie DURKES, Mexico.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America.
Mary R. Bussard

                Mary R. BUSSARD, 100, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver, where she had resided for a year.  She had been seriously ill for     1 1/2 weeks.

                She was born Aug. 31, 1885 in Logansport to Frank L. and Anna May WIRICK JUSTICE.  She had lived with her daughter, Marie REICHARD, at Rt. 1, Kewanna, for 22 years after moving from Rt. 2, Logansport.  She was married in 1906 to Jesse Allen BUSSARD, who died March 11, 1911.  She had been involved in farming, and was a member of Blue Ball Christian Church near Walton, Kewanna Rebekah Lodge, Daughters of the American Revolution, Cass County Chorus, Cass County Farm Bureau, and was a charter member of the Washington Township Home Economics Club.

                Surviving are two daughters, Lottie B. MAYHILL, Rt. 7, Rochester, and Marie B. REICHARD; four grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and fifteen great-great-grandchildren.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Loansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  The Rebekah Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or the Cancer Fund.

 

Friday, February 28, 1986

 

Harold R. Abair

                Harold R. ABAIR, 63, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Medial Center, South Bend.  He had been ill since Feb. 1.

                He was born June 23, 1922 in Marshall County to Peter and Nellie LARGE ABAIR, and moved here 35 years ago from South Bend.  On March 2, 1943 in Rochester, he was married to Dorothy BROCK, who survives.  He was retired from Bendix Corp., South Bend, was a member of United Auto Workers Union, Bendix Local No. 9; the Rochester Masonic Lodge, and attended Bethlehem Baptist Church.  He was a World War II veteran, having served in the South Pacific.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Mickey [ABAIR], and a granddaughter, Miranda ABAIR, both of McMinnville, Tenn., and a sister, Velma CORDES, Argos.

                Services with Masonic rites will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Revs. Junior BOSE and John JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

 

Hazel Schreckengost

                Hazel SCHRECKENGOST, 53, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 8:20 a.m. today in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral Home in Akron.
Oliver K. Smith

                Oliver K. “Buss” SMITH, 73, of 505 N. Broadway St., Mentone, died at 6:35 a.m. Thursday at Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born Feb. 19, 1913 in Mentone to Lawrence and Julia SMITH, and was a lifetime area resident.  He was married in 1941 in Fort Wayne to Regina WALKER, who died Aug. 9, 1984.  He was a retired general laborer and was a member of the Warsaw VFW.  An Army veteran of World War II, he received a Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Judy) SHEETS, Milford, and Mrs. Robert (Lorretta) OOLEY, Akron; a son, Kim [SMITH], Cromwell; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

                Private services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.

 

Saturday, March 1, 1986

 

Hazel A. Schreckengost

                Mrs. Hazel A. SCHRECKENGOST, 53, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 8:20 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  She had been in failing health 14 months.

                She was born Dec. 19, 1932 in Rochester to Max and Nellie McCAIN NICODEMUS.  She had lived her entire life in this area.  On June 5, 1982 she married Elbert “Abe” SCHRECKENGOST, who survives.  She was formerly employed by the C. and D. Greenhouse, Millark.

                Surviving with the husband are one daughter, Mrs. David (Susan “Boomer”) MONTAGUE, Athens; two sons, Allen D. BOWMAN, Akron, and Scott L. BYERS, Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Russell (Phyllis) CLARK, Akron; fifteen grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Irvin (Marjorie) SUTTON, Akron; Mrs. Carroll (Doris) HAMMOND, Rochester; Mrs. Marshall (Wilma) BOYER, Syracuse, and Mrs. Mary EMMONS, Gilead; three brothers, Edward NICODEMUS, Rochester; Robert [NICODEMUS], Akron, and John [NICODEMUS], Syracuse.  A brother, Allen D. NICODEMUS, preceded in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, and from 9 a.m. Monday through the hour of services.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

[NOTE: Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Henry Township, Akron Cemetery:  Hazel A. BOWMAN, mom, 1932-[1986]; Herman W. BOWMAN, dad,, 1928-1971.]


Monday, March 3, 1986

 

Howard Dailey

                Howard DAILEY, 59, of 1104 Bancroft Ave., died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday in Rochester Nursing Home.  He had been ill a month.

                He was born Jan. 4, 1927 in Rochester to Emery and Leota HUNTER DAILEY, and was a lifetime area reasident.  He was employed by Ed Waltz Building Service and was a former employee of Norfolk and Western Railroad.

                Surviving are two sisters, Joann CROUSSORE, Rochester, and Mrs. Arthur (Frances) GOOD, Elkhart, and nieces and nephews.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemtery with the Rev. Frank VOSS officiating.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester from 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Charles R. Good

                Charles Ray GOOD, 77, Waterhaven Apartments, Apartment 6A, formerly of Akron, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient for three days.  He had been in failing health for many years.

                He was born Sept. 28, 1908 in Wabash county to Alonzo and Mertie GEARHART GOOD, and moved from the Akron-Disko area to Rochester five years ago.  He was married Nov. 26, 1930 in Warsaw to Elizabeth M. DRUDGE, who survives.  He was retired from the former Buckeye Pipeline in Laketon.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jerrell (Mary Lou) WHITE, Rochester; three sons, Keith [GOOD], Silver Lake; Leon [GOOD], Huntington, and Max [GOOD], Mentone; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl [GOOD], Ijamsville, and nieces and nephews.  A sister, Artie FAWLEY, and two brothers, Gilbert and O’Dell [GOOD], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Pastor Jim ROBBINS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.
Jack D. Parks

                Jack DeWitte PARKS, 63, Rt. 5, Rochester (nearl Talma), died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in his home after a long illness.

                He was born Oct 23, 1922 in Kosciusko County to Paul and Lean KELLY PARKS, and lived the last 22 years near Talma.  He was married June 15, 1947 at Winona Lake to Nancy RAGAN, who survives.  He had been employed by the Boyer Manufacturing Company at Winona Lake until he became ill.  He was a member of the Talma United Methodist church, was a former church trustee and Sunday School teacher, was a charter member of the Talma-Newcastle Township Lions Club, was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of the American Legion at Warsaw.

                Surviving with the wifre are a daughter, Laura Lee SOMMERFIELD, Mount Vernon; a son, Marc [PARKS], Richmond; a sister, Patricia McCALLISTER, Muncie, and two grandchildren.  A son and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Talma Unitd Methodist Church with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call at the King Memorial Home in Mentone from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to Talma United Methodist Church or to the Talma-Newcastle Lions Club.

 

Tuesday, March 4, 1986

 

Dea Fultz

                Dea FULTZ, 87, of 117 E. 10th St., a former owner of Blue Products in Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill since Saturday.

                Blue Products, which deals in general cleaning supplies for home and business, was started in Rochester by the late Earle MILLER in 1941.  Fultz owned it from 1954 to 1966.

                Mr. Fultz was born Nov. 10, 1898 in Fulton County to John and Lula GREGSON FULTZ, and was a lifetime area resident.  On Oct. 12, 1924 in Rochester, he was married to Ruth R. FUNK, who survives.  He was a World War I veteran and was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, John R. [FULTZ], South Bend; a grandson, Stephen Dea FULTZ, and a great-granddaughter, Emily Dea FULTZ, both of Indianapolis, and a sister, Rhea THOMPSON, North Manchester. A brother, Roy [FULTZ], and two step-sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m.Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with Dr. Kenard WILSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday until services.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

 

Wednesday, March 5, 1986

 

Harry Hopper

                Harry HOPPER, 92, of Lucas Street, died at 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.
Bessie Werner

                Bessie F. WERNER, 86, Monterey, died at 3:42 a.m. today in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  She is survived by a son, Bill [WERNER], Rochester.  Arrangements are pending at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

 

Clarence L. Tinkey

                Clarence L. TINKEY, 78, Rt. 1, Claypool (Burket-Beaver Dam area), died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.

                He was born Jan. 21, 1908 in Franklin Township, Kosciusko County, to H.G. and Goldie NELLANS TINKEY, and was a lifetime resident of the Burket-Beaver Dam area.  He was married April 21, 1928 to Cleo A. JONES, who died May 9, 1969.  He was married July 21, 1970 to Ethel HOWARD, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, attended the Burket United Methodist Church, was a former Burket 4-H leader, and was a member of the American Guernsey Breeders Association, the Mentone Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Shirley) POLK, Leesburg, and Mrs. Garwin (Peggy) EATON, Burket; two sons, Norman and Merl [TINKEY], both of Akron; two step-daughters, Mrs. Don (Wilma) SMITH, Sparta, N.J., and Mrs. Russell (Bonita) HARDESTY, Columbus, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.  A son, Richard John [TINKEY], and a sister, Ruth [TINKEY], prceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.  A Masonic service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

 

Thursday, March 6, 1986

 

Bessie F. Werner

                Bessie F. WERNER, 86, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 3:42 a.m. Wednesday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital at Winamac.

                She was born Feb. 24, 1900 in Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, to William and Mary HILL WILSON.  She was a lifetime resident of the Monterey area.  She was married Oct. 2, 1917 at Bruce Lake to George Henry WERNER, who died May 6, 1969.  She attended the Pleasant Hill Women’s Quilting Group.

                Surviving are a son, Bill [WERNER], Rt. 2, Rochester; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A son, Roger [WERNER], a grandson, Ronald [WERNER] a sister, and three brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Frain Mortuary at Winamac and burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and after 8 a.m. Friday.
Nancy R. Johnston

                Nancy R. JOHNSTON, 68, Rt. 4, Rochester, (Fulton County Road 550 North), died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, after a brief illness.

                She was born Jan. 12, 1918 in Culver to George and Effa EDWARDS CRABB and was a lifetime area resident.  She attended the First Baptist Church of Argos.  She was married July 16, 1938 in Culver to Donald L. JOHNSTON, who survives.

                Also surviving are five daughters, Janet KELLER, Logansport; Mrs. Dale (Sandra) GIBBONS, Fulton; Mrs. James (Linda) DODSON, Indianapolis; Mrs. Karl (Wanda) MILLER, Rochester, and Mrs. Richard (Wilma) COLE, Plymouth; six sons, Larry [JOHNSTON], Splendora, Texas; Garry and Dennis [JOHNSTON], Kokomo; Harold [JOHNSTON], Kewanna; Terry and James [JOHNSTON], Winamac; thirty grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and three brothers, James CRABB, Plymouth, Herbert CRABB, Culver, and Stephen CRABB, Washington state.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Roy FISHBURN officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Argos.

 

Harry Hopper

                Services for Harry “Hap” HOPPER, 92, Rochester, who died at 10:58 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Russ WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Deer Creek Cemetery at Onward.

                Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until services on Friday.  Memorials may be made to chrity.

                Mr. Hopper had been a patient at Woodlawn for six days.  Before that, he had been at Canterbury Manor Convalescent Center for 16 months.

                He was born Nov. 4, 1893 in Logansport to William and Mary SAGER HOPPER and moved here from Logansport in 1948.  He was an employee at the former Otto McMahan Farms and later was employed by McMahan-O’Connor Construction Co., until retirement.  He was from a family of 10.

                Surviving are a sister, Bessie WILSON, Logansport, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a sister, Hazel CHAPIN, Macy, and a brother, Earl HOPPER, formerly of Logansport.

 

Sidney Michael Waltz

                Sidney Michael WALTZ, four-month-old son of Rita Anne WALTZ and Michael ESTEP, Manitou Manor Apartments, 1109 E. Ninth St., died at home early today.

                Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD will have an autopsy performed today.  She said death is believed to have been from natural causes.

                He was born Nov. 18, 1985 in Logansport.  Surviving with the parents are a brother, Lee Merrill WALTZ, at home; the maternal grandparents, John and Lelia FRY WALTZ, Rt. 2, Rochester; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sidney (Lona) ESTEP, Rt. 5, Rochester; the maternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Merrill (Bertha) WALTZ, Fulton, and Merle and Rollie ISAACS, of Texas; the paternal great-grandparents, Frank and Ada ESTEP, Pikeville, Ky., and the maternal great-grandmother, Rosa MacLAIN, Kewanna, and aunts and uncles.

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

Friday, March 7, 1986

 

Kenneth Roberts

                Kenneth ROBERTS, 58, of 13253 Filbert Road, Burbon, died at 12:45 a.m. today at his winter home in Avon Park, Fla.

                He was born Dec. 14, 1927 in Marshall County to George and Mary EBY ROBERTS, and was a lifetime area resident.  On Jan. 5, 1947 at Bourbon, he was married to Velma OVERMYER, who survives.  He was a farmer and was a member of the Inwood United Methodist Church, the Marshall County Farm Bureau and the former Bethel Church.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Beverly RICHARD, Barbara ROBERTS and Joyce ROBERTS, all of Plymuth; a son, Steven [ROBERTS], Bourbon; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty OVERMYER, Bourbon; a brother, Glen [ROBERTS], Plymouth, and the parents, Bourbon.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.  Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery, southwest of Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday.

 

Sidney Michael Waltz

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Sidney Michael WALTZ, four-month-old son of Rita Anne WALTZ and Michael ESTEP, Manitou Manor Apartments, 1109 E. Ninth St., who died at home Thursday morning.

                The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, and on Saturday for an hour before time of services.

 

Saturday, March 8, 1986

 

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Monday, March 10, 1986

 

Edwin V. Meredith

                Edwin V. MEREDITH, 82, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday in Parkview Holy Cross Hospital, Plymouth.

                He was born Jan. 27, 1904 at Mentone to Silas and Lydia VERNETTE MEREDITH, and was a lifetime area resident.  In 1926, he was married to Virginia CAYWOOD, who died in 1937.  In 1950, he was married to Nona SMITH, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mentone Church of Christ.

                Surviving with the wife are three grandchildren; threee great-grandchildren, and a half-brother, Frank MEREDITH, all of Mentone.  Two daughters, Mariam WILLIAMS and Sheila MEREDITH, died in 1984.  A sister also preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with Brother T.R. JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Hazel B. Linn

                Hazel B. LINN, 90, Mentone, died at 6:40 a.m. today in the Lakeland Loving Care Center, Milford.  Arrangements are pending at the King Memorial Home in Mentone.

 


George W. Bodge

                George Wayne BODGE, 86, of 4900 Edgewood, Muncie, died at 6 p.m. Friday at Yorktown Health Care Center in Delaware County after a long illness.

                He was born Dec. 31, 1899 in Wheeling to George and Ida FULK BODGE.  His wife, Ida Mae MILLER, survives.  He had worked at Rochester Metal Products until retiring in 1967.  He had been a consultant for the Tippecanoe Foundry until 1976, and returned to Muncie in 1978.  He attended Fountain Square United Methodist Church, was a member and past master of the Muncie Masonic Lodge, was a member of the Murat Shrine of Indianapolis, and was a charter member of the Eastern Star at Muncie.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Bob (Betty) HURST and Mrs. Jesse (Pauline) COULTER, both of Muncie; a step-son, George JACKSON, Indianapolis; three grandchildren; twelve step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Helen CHAPMAN, Indianapolis.

                Services were at 10 a.m. today in the Meeks Mortuary at Muncie.  Burial was in the Gardens of Memory cemetery at Muncie.

 

Fay Mills

                Fay MILLS, 88, of 623 W. Battell St., Mishawaka, formerly of Fulton, died at 12:10 p.m. Saturday in Cardinal Meridian Nursing Home, South Bend.

                She was married Dec. 18, 1915 in Rochester to Robert Earl “Happy” MILLS, who died in 1966.

                Surviving are three daughters, Jean HEMINGER, Logansport; Nadene RANS, Mishawaka, and Betty HOCKER, Niles, Mich.; two sons, Bob MILLS, LaFontaine, and Mark MILLS, Hebron; nine grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Bubb Funeral Chapel, Mishawaka.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Mishawaka.

 

Florence R. Fultz

                Florence R. FULTZ, 94, who had lived with her son, Chester GRIFFIN, Rt. 1, Macy, in later years, and who had lived around Galveston for 50 years, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home after a three-year illness.

                She was born Dec. 23, 1891 in Middlefork.  She was married to Charles GRIFFIN, who died in 1943.  She later married Roscoe FULTZ, who died in 1952.  She was a member of the Upper Deer Creek Christian Church near Galveston, and the Eastern Star at Royal Center.

                Surviving are a son, Chester GRIFFIN, Rt. 1, Macy, and three grandchildren, Roger GRIFFIN, Kissimmee, Fla.; Linda DAY, Peru, and Robert BUTCHER, Anderson, and a great-granddaughter.  Four sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

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

                Myron C. REED, 70, of Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient a week.  He had been ill a month.

                He was born Dec. 22, 1915 in Rochester to Alvin and Inez SMITH REED, and was a lifetime area resident.  He was married Sept. 20, 1947 in Rochester to Elvira L. KING, who survives.  He had worked for 22 years for Dean Foods in Rochester, and retired in 1978.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the North African Theater.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Debra GIBBONS, Rt. 7, Rochester; two sons, Michael A. [REED], Rt. 1, Rochester, and Robert J. [REED], Rt. 1, Akron; three grandchildren, Austin GIBBONS, Rt. 7, Rochester, and Melissa and Aimee REED, Rt. 1, Rochester.  The parents preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday in the Foster &  Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 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 Emphysema Foundation.

 

Margaret A. Sutton

                Margaret A. SUTTON, 59, of 612 Burlington Ave., Logansport, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.

                She was born Jan. 27, 1927 in Cass County to Charles Robert and Ruth O. BEAM WIPPERMAN.  She was married Feb. 16, 1947 in Logansport to Robert D. SUTTON, who survives.  She retired in 1981 as a General Telephone Co., operator, and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Logansport, Eastern Star, White Shrine, the Niddee Shrine Guild, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and Hillbilly Clan, and the Bell Telephone Pioneers.  She had a summer home at Bruce Lake.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Ruth M. SUTTON, Rt. 2, Logansport, and a mother, Ruth WIPPERMAN, Logansport.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Gene HOLLINGSWORTH officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

                Church council services will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home, followed by an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m; VFW Ladies Auxiliary service at 8 p.m., and a Niddee Shrine Guild service at 8:30 p.m.  Memorials may be to the Cancer Society.

Tuesday, March 11, 1986

 

Vada M. Zartman

                Vada Marie ZARTMAN, 78, of 114 E. 13th St., died at 11:40 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient a day.  She had been in failing health three months.

                She was born July 24, 1907 in Miami County to Marene and Mary FOUST ODEN, and was a lifetime resident of Miami and Fulton counties.  She was married May 24, 1926 in Rochester to Carl ZARTMAN.  She had worked at Canterbury Manor and Rochester nursing homes for many years, and was retired from the Food Services Department at Rochester High School.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Vivian) GROVE, Mrs. Dan (Faye) ENYART and Mrs. Roy (Erma) RODEWALD, all of Rochester, and Wanda NYE, Hot Springs, Ark.; a son, Victor [ZARTMAN] Rochester; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Alva (Myrtle) RICE, Tucumcari, N.M.  Two daughters, a son, a granddaughter and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery, southeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Hazel Linn

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone for Hazel LINN, 90, Mentone, who died at 6:40 a.m. Monday in the Lakeland Loving Care Center, Milford.

                The Rev. Lester TAYLOR will officiate, and burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

                She was born Oct. 6, 1895 near Mentone to Orla and Annie SENSIBAUGH HUDSON, and was a lifetime area resident.  On Oct. 6, 1913 near Warsaw, she was married to Oscar Ray LINN, who died Sept. 6, 1959.  An antique dealer in Mentone, she was a member of the Postcard Club of Goshen and the Burtton Club of Warsaw, and had written articles for an antique magazine, “The Tri State Trader.”  She was also a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church, Anthony Nigo Chapter of DAR, Sodales Club, Kosciusko County Historical Society and the Mentone Reading Club, and was a charter member of the Bell Museum.

                Surviving are two sons, Merl [LINN], Goshen, and Leo [LINN], Dunlap; eleven grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Lawrence [HUDSON], Warsaw.

 

Wednesday, March 12, 1986

 

Florence R. Fultz

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Florence R. FULTZ, 94, Rt. 1, Macy, formerly of Galveston, who died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                The Rev. Teal YOUNCE will officiate, and burial will be in the Galveston Cemetery.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

Thursday, March 13, 1986

 

Jane P. Allen

                Jane Phyllis ALLEN, 63, of 216 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, died at 2 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill 44 days.

                She was born Oct. 11, 1923 at Niagara Falls, N.Y., to James Phillip and Marion Sarah MICHAELSON KRUGER.  On Dec. 28, 1943 at Niagara Falls, she was married to Robert L. ALLEN, who survives.  She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church, VFW Auxiliary, and Astronomical League.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Mary Alice) SKIDMORE, Victorville, Calif.; three sons, Robert L. [ALLEN], Collierville, Tenn., and James P. and Michael S. [ALLEN], both of Akron; two sisters, Elizabeth CORNISH, Niagara Falls, and Anne M. KENDALL, Akron; a brother, David S. [KRUGER], Akron, and seven granddaughters.

                A memorial service wil be at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Merlin COX officiating.  Interment will be in Acadia Park, Tonawanda, N.Y.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church Building Fund or the American Lung Association.

 

Friday, March 14, 1986

 

Loyde O. Moore

                Loyde O. MOORE, 88, Plant City, Fla., formerly of Lake Bruce near Kewanna, died at 8:49 a.m. Thursday in South Florida Baptist Hospital, Plant City.

                He was born April 27, 1897 in Kewanna to Charles and Polly FELTY MOORE.  On Feb. 6, 1919 in Michigan, he was married to Margaret E. SHELLY, who died Jan. 23, 1980.  On Feb. 15, 1983 in Plant City, he was married to Kathleen POLLY, who survives.  He was a retired accountant for the Studebaker Corp., at South Bend.  He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Lake Bruce, and was a former member of the Studebaker Male Chorus.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Dale E. [MOORE], South Bend; Richard O. [MOORE], Lake Bruce, and Paul E. [MOORE], Plant city; a sister, Esther HENDRICKSON, Plymouth; a brother, Charles Forrest [MOORE], Fort Wayne; ten grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.  A brother, a sister and a grandchild preceded in death.

                Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Lake Bruce, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, after 10 a.m. Saturday, and at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

 

Esther A. Farmer

                Esther A. FARMER, 86, of 11982 State Road 10, Argos, died at 12:15 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.
Marjorie E. Conner

                Marjorie E. CONNER, 87, Mexico, died at 11:05 a.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                She was born Oct. 16, 1898 in Peru to Alonzo and Julia GARRETT SWEARENGIN.  She was married in 1921 to Robert H. MURPHY, who died in 1949.  She was married to Asa CONNER, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving are two sons, Richard E. MURPHY, Logansport, James H. MURPHY, Rt. 3, Peru; a step-son; a step-daughter; a sister, Mary ANGELIQUE, of California; a brother, Harold [SWEARENGIN], Chicago, Ill., and a granddaughter.  A grandson, a sister and a brother preceded in death.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Friends may call at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Rev. Alvin Doten

                The Rev. Alvin DOTEN, 98, Traverse City, Mich., father of Marne DYER of Rochester, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday in the Munson Medical Center at Traverse City.

                During his active years, he was known as the “Sky Pilot of Methodism” because of his travels throughout Michigan and his ministry to Indians living in that state.

                He was the author of a book, “God, Grit and Humor,” written with Mrs. Dyer.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Central Methodist Church in Traverse City, and burial will be in the family plot at Standish, Mich.  The Johnhoff-Reynolds Funeral Home in Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.

 

Homer C. Baldwin

                Homer C. BALDWIN, 79, South Bend, died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday at his home.

                He was born Oct. 12, 1906 in Kewanna to Wilbur and Agnes GORSELINE BALDWIN.  He was a retired warehouseman at Garret Air Research, Phoenix, Ariz.  He was a World War II Navy veteran.

                Surviving are three sons, Richard D. [BALDWIN], Kewanna; Robert A. [BALDWIN], Yuma, Ariz., and Harold Jay [BALDWIN], Kokomo; a brother, Ralph E. [BALDWIN], South Bend; two sisters, Bernice ZELLERS, Kewanna, and Vera  GIBSON, Rochester; ten grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  A brother 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 Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 8 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.

 

Mildred I. Armbruster

                Mildred I. ARMBRUSTER, 68, Shelby, Ohio, mother of Edward A. ARMBRUSTER of Akron, died Thursday morning at Shelby Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

                Surviving with the son, Edward, are a daughter, Julie Ann ARMBRUSTER, Shelby, and other relatives.

                Private services will be Saturday at the Barkdull Funeral Home, Shelby.  Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery, Shelby.  Memorials may be made to the Emphysema Foundation.

Saturday, March 15, 1986

 

Esther Farmer

                Esther FARMER, 86, of 11982 Indiana 10, Argos, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday at Miller Merry Manor, Plymouth.

                She was born March 19, 1899 in Wheatfield to Andrew and Hattie GRUBE.  On Jan. 8, 1919 in South Bend she married Edgar L. HOEL Sr., who died in 1952.  On July 12, 1958 she married Leon C. FARMER, who died on May 10, 1978.  She moved from South Bend to the Argos area in 1965.  A graduate of the South Bend College of Commerce, she was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, the Whippoorwill Ladies Aid and the Maryann Club of Studebaker.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) OLIN, Argos, and Mrs. Jack (Nancy) SUTHERLAND, Illinois; three sons, William HOEL, Parma, Mich., Charles FARMER, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Edmund [FARMER], South Bend; seventeen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Eva JUSTICE, Long Beach, Calif., and a brother, Roy GRUBE, St. Louis, Mo.  Preceding in death were a son, Edgar; a grandson; a great-grandson, and a brother.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Mark DAY officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday.

 

Monday, March 17, 1986

 

Bob L. Rouch

                Bob L. ROUCH, 60, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at his home.  He had been ill five weeks.

                He was born Nov. 8, 1925 in Liberty Township to Vuel and Christina AZBELL ROUCH, and was a lifetime Liberty Township resident.  On Feb. 3, 1946 in Logansport, he was married to Nornetta M. McKENZIE, who survives.  He was employed by the Indiana Department of Highways and was a member of Fulton Baptist Church, Logansport Eagles Lodge, Walton American Legion, Fulton Masonic Lodge and Winamac VFW.  He served with the U.S. Army in Austria during World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are the mother, Christina ROUCH, Fulton; a daughter, Mrs. Alan (Rhonetta) MORROW, Rt. 2, Kewanna; a son, Master Sgt. Robert O. ROUCH, Sembach, AFB, Gunderweiler, West Germany; nine grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Byron (Linda Kay) TOWNE, Rt. 6, Rochester.  The father preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Fulton Baptist Temple with Dr. David PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, northwest of Fulton, where the Rochester American Legion and VFW posts will conduct military rites.

                Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday at the church for an hour before time of services.  Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton Baptist Temple.
Norman C. Colty

                Norman C. COLTY, 69, of 609 Indiana Ave., died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill five years.

                He was born Jan. 30, 1917 in Chicopee, Mass., to Phillip and Leda LAROCHELLE COLTY, and moved from Massachusetts to this area in 1957.  On Aug. 13, 1951 in Connecticut, he was married to Alberta CAREY, who survives.  He had owned the former Rochester Casket Co.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Norma) SHEY, Holyoke, Mass.; a son, U.S. Navy ETC Drew COLTY, Norfolk, Va., and grandchildren.

                Private services will be Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with Dr. Richard PFLIEGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Indiana Heart Fund or to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Nora E. Brown

                Nora E. BROWN, 67, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 3:47 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                She was born March 13, 1919 in Mexico to George Dilus and Anna CROWLL WILSON.  She was married Sept. 28, 1940 at Cowan to William A. BROWN, who survives.  She retired in 1978 as an elementary school teacher at Twelve Mile, Metea, Lucerne and Franklin Elementary School at Logansport.  She held a bachelor’s degree from Ball Sate University, and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.  She also was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and was an Army WAAC World War II veteran.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Elizabeth “Betty” DOOLAN, Chicago, and Linda Sue McKAMEY, Twelve Mile; two sons, William Russell [BROWN], Wayside, N.J., and Danny Lee [BROWN], Rt. 5, Logansport; six grandchildren, and a brother, George C. [WILSON], Muncie.  A brother, Russell [WILSON], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Noel REED officiating.  Burial will be in the Spring Creek Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Tuesday, March 18, 1986

 

Miles F. Robb

                Miles F. ROBB, 63, of 5850 E. 17th Road, Argos, died at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, after a brief illness.

                He was born June 9, 1922 in Hazelton to Fred and Mary WOLF ROBB, and moved from Inwood to Argos 20 years ago.  He was married Feb. 21, 1941 at Harrisburg, Ark., to Cordelia WILLIAMS, who died July 15, 1982.  He retired in 1984 from the maintenance department at Bremen Casting Corp.

                Surviving are seven daughters, Etta CLARK, Argos; Pat KITTS and Claudia MULLINS, both of Plymouth; Dorothy BARNETT, Polk City, Fla.; Jone BAXTER, Lakeland, Fla.; Shirley CARPENTER, Bremen, and Elfreda ROBB, Cottonwood, Ala.; two sons, Anthony [ROBB], Argos, and Marshall [ROBB], Plymouth; eighteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Essie CROOMS, Cottonwood; Bonnie BOWEN, LaPorte, and Donna KIBBLE, Houston, Texas, and two brothers, Walter [ROBB], New Carlisle, and Clem [ROBB], South Bend.  A son, Melvin [ROBB], and a grandson, Kevin, preceded in death.


                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Jay T. Thomas

                Jay T. THOMAS, 61, of 317 N. Walnut St., Onarga, Ill., died at 6:47 p.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee, Ill.  He was a former resident of Danvorth, Ill.

                He was born March 31, 1924 in Lake City, Ark., to John and Jessie Elizabeth GROVES THOMAS.  On June 30, 1956 in Rochester, he married Hilda Mae CARR, who survives.  He was a farmer in Danforth.  He was a member of the Danforth Sportsmans Club, and a was a World War II veteran.

                Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Gloria PETERSON, Anchorage, Alaska; Arletta GLANCY, Morocco, and Sally SEYBERT, Jane LOUIS and Effie WILLIAMS, all of Arlington, Texas; two sons, Jessie [THOMAS], Onarga, and Jay Edward [THOMAS], Gilman, Ill.; five brothers, William [THOMAS], Buchanan, Mich.; Melvin [THOMAS], Niles, Mich.; Robert and John [THOMAS], both of Rochester, and James [THOMAS], Kansas, Ill.; six sisters, Flora BAINS, Berrien Springs, Mich.; Catherine SCHACKLEFORD and Doilene JACKSON, both of Niles; Neomi MIDDOUGH, White Pigeon, Mich.; Fay MITCHELL, Princeton, Ky., and Janet BEARD, Rochester.  Preceding in death were the parents and a brother, Orval THOMAS.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dedenius Funeral Home, Gilman, Ill., with the Rev. Earl JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilman Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

 

Wednesday, March 19, 1986

 

Willbur W. Locke

                Wilbur W. LOCKE, 74, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, Lot 68, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been ill several weeks.

                He was born Dec. 29, 1911 in Manchester, Ohio, to Willie Calvin and Ethel Pauline HAMER LOCKE.  He moved here in 1974 from St. Joseph, Mo.  At St. Joseph, he was married March 26, 1968 to Gloria DANIELS, who survives.  He was retired, was a member of St. Joseph Masonic Lodge, and was a World War II veteran.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Linda Rose LOCKE, a student, and a sister, Mildred EDGINGTON RICKER, Athens.

                Private graveside rites will be at 4 p.m. today in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, March 20, 1986

 

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Friday, March 21, 1986

 

Lester B. Beck

                Lester B. BECK, 71, of 505 W. 13th St., died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Feb. 11, 1915 in Rocheter to Carl and Gertrude MURPHY BECK, and was a lifetime area resident, except for two years in Knox.  He was married Feb. 13, 1943 in Knox to Lily MLEKODAJ, who survives.  He retired in 1975 from Budd Corp., Gary.

                Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Kathleen BECK, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Chris (Judy) CLAUS, Westport, Conn.; Mrs. Duane (Francine) PATTERSON, Lakewood, Colo.; Teresa BECK, Virginia Beach, Va., and Mrs. Steve (Julie) DILL, Roanoke, Va.; three sons, Larry [BECK], Munster; Robert [BECK], Urbana, and Alan [BECK], Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred LARAMORE, Hammond, and Mrs. Vernon (Esther), HOPKINS, Pacerville, Calif.; two brothers, Earl [BECK], Mooresville, and Herbert [BECK], New Port Ritchey, Fla., and nieces and nephews.  A sister, Ruth [BECK], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday 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 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Saturday, March 22, 1986

 

Lester B. Beck

                Funeral services for Lester B. BECK, 71, 505 W. 13th St., will be at 11 a.m. Monday = not 10 a.m. as previously reported - at 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 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Monday, March 24, 1986

 

Helen L. Gault

                Helen L. GAULT, 67, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been seriously ill two months.

                She was born Oct. 3, 1918 in Fulton County to Lee and Lulu CLINE POWNALL, and was a lifetime Fulton County resident.  On Dec. 12, 1927 in Fulton, she was married to Lloyd H. GAULT, who died April 26, 1984.  She was a former Hart Schaffner & Marx employee, and was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church and the Fulton Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Detta) SCHAFFER, New Haven; two sons, David L. [GAULT], Etna Green, and Don [GAULT], Flora; ten grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and two brothers, Ray [POWNALL], Rochester, and Dr. Roy [POWNALL], Lake Placid, Fla., formerly of Plymouth.  A brother, Don [POWNALL], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Fulton Baptist Church with Dr. David PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton, where the Fulton Eastern Star will conduct services at 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mildred Boylan McGee

                Mildred BOYLAN McGEE, 75, Rt. 1, Rocheter (Bell-Wood Acres), died at 7:13 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted at 7 p.m. Saturday.

                She was born Oct. 12, 1910 in Minnesota, and had lived 45 years in Rochester and Akron.  She was first married to Ivan BOYLAN, [who died in 1957].  On march 24, 1967, she was married to Harley E. McGEE, who died Aug. 10, 1972.  She was a memer of the First Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star and ws a former Tri Kappa Sorority member.

                Surviving are a step-son, Robert McGEE, Rochester; a step-daughter, Mrs. Joseph D. (Marcia) WERTZBERGER, Greenwood; six grandchildren, and three sisters, Vanetta MUIR and Bernice FENSKE, both of Young America, Minn., and Evangeline HOBBS, Park River, N.D.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Ovanley Palmer

                Ovanly “Van” PALMER, 62, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 4:42 a.m. today at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born March 13, 1924 at Silver Point, Tenn.,, to William Samuel and Bessie SMITH PALMER.  He was married to Mary Lou GLASSBURN, who survives.  He was married March 28, 1959 at Nolesville to Darlene GLASSBURN, who survives.  He was employed by United Technologies of Plymouth and was a World War II Army veteran.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Dan D. [PALMER], Noblesville; three daughters, Linda Rae PALMER, Drenda Kay PALMER, and Jody Michelle PALMER, all of Rt. 2, Macy; a granddaughter, Danielle M. PALMER; two sisters, Millie HERD, Silver Point, and Nola PALMAR, Rt. 2, Macy, and five brothers, Norman [PALMER], Baxter, Tenn.; Ewin [PALMER], Cookeville, Tenn.; Jesse -PALMER, Deland, Fla. Claude -[PALMER], Melbourne, Fla., and Lou [PALMER], Deltona, Fla.  A sister, Mae CLEMONS, and three brothers, Floyd, Virgil and Arbyfee [PALMER], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.  The place of burial hasn’t been determined.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

David Putman

                Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Friday in the Mexico Cemetery for David PUTMAN, 70, Ellington, Mo., who died Tuesday at a St. Louis, Mo., hospital.

                Surviving are the wife; a son, Loren [PUTMAN], Missouri; a daughter, Mrs. William (Suzell) MORROW, Marion; two grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Russel (Helen) BACON, Mrs. Paul (Mary) FRIDDLE, and Mrs. Gordon (Marjorie) HAROLD, all of the Rochester area.
John J. Campbell

                John James CAMPBELL, 62, of 715 Neuva Gorda, Culver, died at 4:20 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, after a long illness.

                He was born March 31, 1923 at Logansport to Hugh and Carrie BALL CAMPBELL, and was a lifetime resident of the Leiters Ford and Culver areas.  On June 30, 1956 at Darlington, he was married to Minnie VERMILLION, who survives.  He was a member of the Logansport Moose Lodge, and retired in 1982 from Rockwell International at Knox.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Karen BATTA; a son, Carl [CAMPBELL], and two granddaughters, Katy and Dorothy BATTA, all of Culver.

                Services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial was to be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, was in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Association.

 

Pauline Sink

                Pauline “Pat” SINK, 60, of 401 Gordon Road, Monticello, died early Friday at her home.

                She was born Dec. 23, 1925 in Kokomo to Waymen and Hazel DENELL AMOS, and had lived in Monticello since 1969.  She  had lived in Rochester for 25 years.  She was married July 10, 1948 to Kenneth SINK, who survives.  She was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Kokomo, and the Thursday Night Bowling League of Monticello.

                Surviving with the husband are two sons, Michael and Steven [SINK], both of Monticello; two daughters, Linda WEAVERS, Oxford, and Karen SINK, Monticello; two grandchildren; two brothers, Roy and Barney [AMOS], both of Kokomo, and a sister, Loreen KITTS, Marion.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Miller-Voorhis Funeral Home, Monticello, with the Rev. Don ARTEERBURN officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Monticello.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Anna Z. Jenkins

                Anna Z. JENKINS, 88, Rt. 1, Bunker Hill, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday at the home of her son at Rt. 1, Bunker Hill.

                She was born April 3, 1897 in Miami County to Frank and Mary Jane WELCH BULLOCK.  She was married March 11, 1916 to Vern JENKINS, who died May 8, 1983.  She was a member of the Peru Church of the Brethren and the Clay Homemakers Home Demonstration Club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) HARTS, and two sons, Earl and Kelton [JENKINS], all of Rt. 1, Bunker Hill; five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  A brother and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, with the Revs. John BARTHOLOMEW and John MISHLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Santa Fe Cemetery in Miami County.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 25, 1986

 

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Wednesday, March 26, 1986

 

Bernice I. Shelton

                Bernice I. SHELTON, 83, formerly of 921 Jefferson St., a resident of the Peabody Reirement Home at North Manchester since September, died at 7:40 a.m. today at the Peabody Home.

                She was born Feb. 8, 1903 near Macy in Miami County to Harry H. and Marietta Elizabeth COFFING WELLER.  In 1927, she moved from Macy to Rochester, where she lived most of her life.  On Feb. 22, 1922, she was married to Dewey M. ZARTMAN, who died Dec. 11, 1948.  On March 1, 1953, she was married to Harry PASS, who died Aug. 3, 1958.  On May 21, 1961, she was married to Ray SHELTON, who died Nov. 18, 1976.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Christian Women’s Fellowship and Friendship Sunday School class of the church, the ONAWA Club and FDI Club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Betty Maxine) YEIDER, Coldwater, Mich.; a son, Jack M. ZARTMAN, Titusville, Fla.; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a step-son, James L. SHELTON, San Jose, Calif.; three sisters, Mildred ZIMMERMAN, Peru, and Helen IRVINE and Lareen NICKELL, both of Rochester, and a brother, John R. [WELLER], Elida, Ohio.  Two sisters, Ruth GUYER and May HECKATHORN; a brother, Harry [WELLER]; a son, Wentzel ZARTMAN, who died in 1970, and a granddaughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & 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 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Dorothy M. Benson

                Dorothy May BENSON, 62, South Bend, daughter of Dewey L. and Mary ZOLMAN, Athens, died at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  Arrangements are pending at the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend.  Burial will be in the Athens Mount Hope Cemetery.

Thursday, March 27, 1986

 

Dorothy M. Benson

                Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend, for Dorothy May BENSON, 62, South Bend, who died at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                The Rev. Charles REED will officiate, and burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home, 521 N. William St., from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, South Bend.

                She was born Nov. 12, 1923 in Rochester to Dewey and Mary ZOLMAN.  She moved to South Bend from Athens in 1945.  One Dec. 7, 1946 in South Bend, she was married to Maurice J. “Bob” BENSON, who survives.  She was retired from the Value House in South Bend, and had worked at American Turners and South Bend Shrine Club.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Sherry LITTLE, South Bend, and Donna RAUCH, Niles, Mich.; a son, Timothy [BENSON], South Bend; six grandchildren; a brother, Richard [ZOLMAN], Warsaw, and the parents, Athens.

 

Neila Murray

                Neila WETTERS MURRAY, 39, of 1123 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, died at 5:25 a.m. today at Huntington Memorial Hospital.  She was born Nov. 20, 1946 at Huntington to Eldon R. and Miriam M. HELDIE WETTERS.  She was an office manager for Jobsite Corp., at Rochester for 12 years, and had lived in Rochester for 14 years.  She was a member of the Rochester First Christian Church, was a graduate of International Business College, Fort Wayne, and was a member of the Women of the Moose Auxiliary, Rochester.

                Surviving are the father, Huntington; a daughter, Alicia Jo MURRAY and a brother, Garl D. [WETTERS], Bloomington, Ill.

                Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Deal and Robbins Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, with Dr. A. W. FARNSWORTH and the Rev. Teal O. YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Star of Hope Cemetery, Huntington.  Ffiends may call from      2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Huntington County Cancer Society.

 

Herbert A. Warner

                Herbert A. WARNER, 92, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 6:40 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient since Friday.  He was born May 5, 1893 in Culver to Leander and Phoebee BENEDICT WARNER, and was the youngest son of 11 children.  He lived in Richland Township most of his life.  On Sept. 19, 1914 at Richland Center, he was married to Marie TRIMBLE, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, was a 70-year member of the Richland Center United Methodist Church, and was a charter member of the Richland Township Farm Bureau.  He was a 1913 graduate of the Winona School of Agriculture.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Laura) MORGAN, and a son, Keith [WARNER], both of Rochester; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great=grandchildren.  A daughter, five sisters and five brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Sam OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday for an hour before services.


Mary E. Norris

                Mary E. NORRIS, 81, of 301 Franklin St., Mentone, died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday at the Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw, where she had been a patient five months.

                She was born March 19, 1905 in Fulton County to William and Cora TAYLOR NORRIS, and had lived in Fulton County until moving to Mentone in 1958.  She was school teacher for 46 6ears at Mentone, Talma, Grass Creek, Leiters Ford, Lydick and Delong schools.  She was a member of the Mentone First Baptist Church, the Retired Teachers Association of Indiana, the Mentone Home Ec Club and the Mentone Senior Citizens.

                Surviving are a sister, Grace  COX, Elkhart; a niece, Mary Ann SULLIVAN, Denver, and two nephews, William and Dean [COX], both of Elkhart.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church, Mentone, with the Rev. Ken MARKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery between Mentone and Rochester.  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.

 

Friday, March 28, 1986

 

Mary F. O’Grady

                Mary Frances O’GRADY, 26, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 1:20 a.m. today at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.  Arrangements are pending at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Alta F. Olmsted

                Alta F. OLMSTED, 91, Rt. 6, Rocheter, died at 7:15 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been seriously ill since Sunday, and in failing health two years.

                She was born May 3, 1894 in Fulton County to Henry S. and Cora E. HARTMAN HECKATHORN, and was a lifetime Fulton County resident.  In 1913, she was married to Jesse ALLEN, who died in 1930.  She was also married to Charles SALES and later to Ralph EYTCHESON, both of whom preceded in death.  In 1965, she was married to Charles OLMSTED, who died in 1977.  She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Temple.

                Surviving are two sisters, Edna PRATT and Mrs. Hurd (Goldie) BRIGGS, both of Macy, and two brothers, Kirch [HECKATHORN], Rt. 1, Macy, and Kenneth [HECKATHORN], Rt.6, Rochester.  A son, Howard ALLEN; a daughter, Emogene ALLEN, and a brother, Lester [HECKATHORN], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fulton Baptist Temple with Dr. David PRICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, and at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

Saturday, March 29, 1986

 

Naomi B. Enyart

                Naomi B. ENYART, 86, Rt. 2, Akron, died at home at 2:20 p.m. Friday.

                She was born Dec. 12, 1899 in Kewanna to Louis and Mamie WELLER LEASURE.  On Feb. 26, 1921 in Rochester she married Foster C. ENYART, who died Nov. 5, 1973.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Virginia) McFARLAND, Rt. 2, Akron; a brother, Dean  ENYART [sic], Rochester; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and four nieces.  A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Owen E. Fisher

                Owen E. FISHER, 66, Rt. 1, Roann (Gilead area) died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, Roann, with the Rev. Mark STALEY officiating.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.

 

Monday, March 31, 1986

 

Mary F. O’Grady

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Josephat’s Ukranian Catholic Church, Ridge Road and White Oak Ave., Munster, for Mary Frances O’GRADY, 26, Rt. 1, Montersy, who died at 1:20 a.m. Friday at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.  She had been ill eight months.

                The Rev. Walter WOZNIAK will officiate.  Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m.Tuesday at St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey.

                She was born Aug. 25, 1959 in Evergreen Park, Ill., to John and Beatrice BROWN O’GRADY, and lived in the Monterey area since 1973 after moving from Chicago, Ill.  She was a dietician and was a member of St. Andre’s Missionary Apostolate of Knox.

                Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Mrs. John (Jacqueline) COSTELLO and Eileen ULM, both of Richton Park, Ill.; two brotheers, John [O’GRADY], North Riverside, Ill., and Michael [O’GRADY], Monterey, and the paternal grandmother, May O’GRADY, Oak Lawn, Ill.

 

Roy J. McClain

                Roy Jonas McCLAIN, 82, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 10:20 a.m. Saturday at his home.

                He was born March 15, 1904 in Peru to Jonas A. and Ida Betty McCLAIN.  He was married in Indianapolis May 28, 1941 to Mildred A. TRACY, who survives.  He was a retired salesman for Corn Products, International, and was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church, the Mexico Masonic Lodge, Phi Delta Kappa fraternity of Peru, and was cub-master of Troop 3482 of Macy.  Surviving with the wife is a brother, Paul D. [McCLAIN], Peru.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. James SWAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.


Arlene M. Campbell

                Arlene Marie CAMPBELL, 54, Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, died at 9:55 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health five years.

                She was born Sept. 30, 1931 in Lafayette to George and Lillian MATTHEW FAKER and had lived at the nursing home five years.  She previously resided in Winamac and Monticello.  She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac.

                Surviving are three daughters, Linda DAHLENBURG, West Lafayette, and Mary Kay TOWN and Jessica Joan CAMPBELL, both Rt. 5, Rochester; two sons, David DAHLENBURG, Rt. 7, Greenfield, and Mark DAHLENBURG, Rt. 2, Star city; the mother, of Kentland, and four grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter’s Church with the Rev. Albert REED officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Kentland.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Monroe Hawk

                Monroe HAWK, 68, Chase Center Nursing Home, Logansport, died at 7:54 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born Aug. 21, 1917 at Mark, Ky., to Willis S. and Minnie Alice REYNOLDS HAWK.  He was a member of the Mexico Baptist Church, and was a World War II Army disabled veteran.

                Surviving are two sisters, Otha B. BURTON, Mexico, and Eva HARDWICK, Lancaster, Ohio, and a brother, Jesse [HAWK], Oakwood, Okla.  A sister and four brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. James LUND officiating.  Military graveside rites will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Ky.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, April 1, 1986

 

Megan Elizabeth Zehner

                Megan Elizabeth ZEHNER, daughter of Richard and Vicki BAKER ZEHNER, Monterey, was stillborn at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

                Surviving with the parents are a sister, Priscilla [ZEHNER], and three brothers, Andrew, Michael and Scott [ZEHNER], all at home; the maternal grandmother, Beatrice BAKER, Culver; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James ZEHNER, Monterey, and the paternal great-grandmother, Anna ZEHNER, Monterey.

                Private graveside services will be Wednesday in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey, with the Rev. John KIEFER officiating.  The Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, April 2, 1986

 

Franc Brewer

                Franc BREWER, 90, of 314 W. Walnut St., Argos, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, after a six-month illness.

                He was born Sept. 16, 1895 at Argos to Marion and Samantha WICKIZER BREWER, and was a lifetime Argos resident.  In June 1918 in Argos, he was married to Marjorie TURNER, who survives.  He was an Army veteran of World War I, was a member of the American Legion, and was the former owner of Turner’s Market and the Corner Hardware, both in Argos.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Harriett GELLAR HOLMGREN, Winnetka, Ill.; two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.  A son, John [BREWER], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Mark DAY officiating.  Burial wil be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Thursday, April 3, 1986

 

Lyman V. Mongosa

                Lyman V. “Chief” MONGOSA, 79, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the I.U. Medical Center, Indianapolis.

                He was born Dec. 5, 1906 in Butler Township, Miami County, to Joseph and Eclistia MONGOSA.  He was married Jan. 9, 1932 to Eathel WALKER, who survives.  He was raised at the Slocum Forest and was a descendant of the Miami Indians of Indiana.  He was on the borad of the Council of the Elders within the Miami Indian tribe, and was a member of the Denver Saddle Club.

                Surviving with the wife are four sons, Lyman “Rud” MONGOSA, Denver, and Henry, Delmar and T. Joe [MONGOSA], all of Rt. 1, Macy; four daughters, Eclista BRINER, Peru; Doris HARSHMAN, Kokomo, and Carolyn KNAUFF and Helen ALEXANDER, both of Denver; twenty-six grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; a sister, Velma WAY, Marion, and a brother, Homer [MONGOSA], Roanoke.  A daughter, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Woody ASHBY officiating.  Burial will be in the Godfroy Cemetery, Miami County.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, April 4, 1986

 

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Saturday, April 5, 1986

 

Edward A. Richard

                Edward A. RICHARD, 66, Long Beach, Cal., a former Rochester resident, died at 1 p.m. Friday in Long Beach Memorial Hospital.  He was born March 15, 1920 in West Warwick, Ohio.  He was married Sept. 15, 1942 to Dorothy VERNON of Rochester.  She survives.  He was West Coast manager for Peugeot Autos until retirement.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. (4 p.m. EST) Tuesday at the Dilday-Mottell Funeral Home in Long Beach.


Agnes W. Gates

                Agnes W. GATES, 71, Route 4, Rochester (Leiters Ford) died at 3:40 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for six months.

                Born Jan. 21, 1915 in Kokomo, to Edward and Bessie GUESS SWEANY, she had lived in this area for 20 years.  On Feb. 4, 1955 she married Walter “Bud” GATES in Kokomo.  He survives.  In 1968 she retired from Delco Electronics, Kokomo.  She was a member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist church and the UAW in Kokomo.

                She is survived by two step-daughters, Mrs. Marty (Carol) GASKELL,Wawpecong, and Mrs. Bill (Cheryl) MEIRING, Kokomo; six step-grandchildren; three sisters Mrs. Marie HAGGERMAN, Leiters Ford, Mrs. John (Betty) HALL, Logansport, Mrs. Walter (Helen) EASTERDAY, Bonita Springs, Fla. and two brothers Douglas SWEANY, and Melvin SWEANY, both of Rochester.  Two sisters, Lucille DEEDS and Violet REDINGER, preceded in death as did two infant brothers.

                Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Robert HANSEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Monday.

 

Cecil M. Hart

                Mrs. Cecil M. HART, 80, formerly of Route 5, Rochester (Tiosa) died at 11:57 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.  She had been in failing health for eight years.

                Born Dec. 13, 1905 to Harmon and Mary ALLEN DICKINSON in Remington, she had lived in this area for 35 years, coming here from Winamac.  On Nov. 13, 1926 she married Ernest W. HART in Frankfort.  He preceded in death in 1976.  She was a school teacher in Remington and a homemaker.  She was a member of the Naoni Rebekah Lodge, Richland Center and the Plymouth Order of Eastern Star.  She was a member of the Jackson Township Home Economics Club, Galveston.

                She is survived by three daughters, Sister M. CAROLITA C.S.C., Los Angeles, Mrs. Ron (Joanne) WALTERS, Walton, Mrs. Paul (Janet) OSBORN, Mishawaka; two sons, Glenn [HART], Route 5, Rochester and Dale [HART] of Peoria, Ariz.; nineteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Ms. Gertrude MOOSE, Winamac.  Three sons, Jerry, Tom and Don [HART] preceded in death along with three sisters and two brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Jack RHODES officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, where Eastern Star services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., and from 9 a.m. until services Monday.

 

Monday, April 7, 1986

 

Robert Lessing

                Robert LESSING, 82, Rt. 3, Rochester (near Richland Center), died at 11:05 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Charles C. Bramble

                Charles C. BRAMBLE, 75, Remington, died at 2 a.m. Sunday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette.

                He was born Jan. 15, 1911 in Pulaski County to Harry and Iva WILLIAMS BRAMBLE.  He was married at Rensselaer May 3, 1935 to Lola BEAVER, who died in 1982.  He farmed until 1962 in the Remington area, then worked on the Jasper County Highway Department for 14 years.

                Surviving are a son, Harry L. [BRAMBLE], Rochester a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Charlene) MILLER, Rensselaer; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stitz Funeral Home, Remington, with the Rev. Calvin EASTWOOD officiating.  Burial will be in the Remington Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. EST Tuesday.

 

James E. VanCuren

                James E. VanCUREN, 70, Sun City Center, Fla., died Thursday at Columbia, Md., while visiting his daughter.

                He was born Sept. 27, 1915 at Warsaw to Roy and Stella VanCUREN.  He was married to Mary Ellen ZARTMAN, formerly of Rochester, who survives.  He retired in 1978 from the U.S. Postal Service.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Barbara WALSH, Columbia, Md.; a grandson, and a sister, Helen BLACKLEDGE, Fort Wayne.

                Memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Simpson United Methodist Church, 2501 S. Harrison St., Fort Wayne.  Burial will be in the Oak Wood Cemetery, Warsaw.  Friends may call at the church for an hour before services.  The Witzke Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Association or to the Simpson United Methodist Church.

 

Mary E. Moody

                Mary Eulalia MOODY, 75, of 4210 24th St. West, Bradenton, Fla., died at 10:48 a.m. Saturday in L.W. Blake Hospital, Bradenton.

                She was born May 28, 1910 in Rocheter to Harvey and Anna KESTER GOOD.  Formerly of Rocheter, she moved 20 years ago from Mishawaka to Bradenton.  She was married to Charles MOODY, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the First Church of God, Bradenton.

                Surviving are a daughter, Orilyn Jean CRAIG, Indianapolis; two grandchildren; two sisters, Bonnie BOURDON, South Bend, and Jane CRANE, Niles, Mich., and four brothers, Harvey [GOOD] Jr. and Virgil [GOOD], both of California; Ray [GOOD], Tampa, and Ralph CURRELL, Mishawaka.

                A committal service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Bryce CASEY officiating.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 8, 1986

 

Arnold D. Pemberton

                Arnold D. PEMBERTON, 87, of 921 Jefferson St., died at 7 a.m. today at his home.  He had been ill several months.

                He was born July 28, 1898 at South Point, Ohio, and had lived for 44 years in Columbus, Ohio, before moving here last August.  On Nov. 24, 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was married to Gertrude Elinor NOLAN, who died May 7, 1984.  He was a sales representative, was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion and VFW of Columbus.

                Surviving are a son, Val R. [PEMBERTON], Rochester; five grandchildren, James A., Paul A. and John M. PEMBERTON, all of Rochester; Lt. Thomas G. PEMBERTON, USAF, Sacramento, Calif., and Sarah Elinor PEMBERTON, Fort Collins, Colo.; six great-grandchildren, Jennifer M. and James Val and McMahan Richard PEMBERTON, and Jeremy P., Benjamin K. and Jonathon W. BRZOZOWSKI, all of Rochester, and a sister, Lula [PEMBERTON], Columbus.  A daughter, Rita [PEMBERTON], and a brother, Val [PEMBERTON], preceded in death.

                Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.  Private family visitation will be Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester, and on Saturday for Columbus friends from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Mini-Bus and Meals-on-Wheels programs of the Civic Center.

 

Robert Lessing

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Robert LESSING, 82, Rt. 3, Rochester (Richland Center community), who died at 11:05 p.m. Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                The Revs. Mark DAY and Rick LESSING will officiate, and burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call ffom 3 to 8 p.m. Friday.  The Plymouth Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral Home.

                He was born Aug. 7, 1903 in Leduce, Alberta Province, Canada, and had lived most of his life in the Richland Center community, except for two years at Fort Wayne, and three years at Los Altos, Calif.  In 1923 in Chicago, Ill., he was married to Elnora OVERMYER, who died June 3, 1981.

                He had been a farmer and was retired from the electrical maintenance department of Sealed Power Corp., Rochester.  He was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, the Plymouth Masonic Lodge, of which he was a past master; was a past master of the Commandry of Plymouth, and was a member of the Eastern Star of Plymouth, the York Rite Lodge of South Bend, and the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge.

                Surviving are three sons, Calvin [LESSING], Los Altos, Calif.; Robert T. [LESSING], Rt. 3, Rochester, and Richard LESSING], Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Benjamin [LESSING], Portland, Ore., and Walter [LESSING], Leduce.
Dwane E. Powell

                Dwane E. POWELL, 60, of 10490 Quince Road, Plymouth, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mesa, Ariz., after a brief illness.

                A registered pharmacist, he retired in 1985 as a manager of Hook’s Drug Store in Plymouth.  His wife, the former Diana RUGGLES, survives.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Scott [POWELL], Mesa, and Greg [POWELL], Bettendorf, Iowa; four sisters, Nellie SCOTT, Lake Charles, La.; Carolyn RICHARDS, Peru; Gladys SHAMBARGER, Macy, and Mary MILLER, Roann; an aunt, Faudelene HILL, and cousins, Rochester.  The parents, Daniel and Faye POWELL, and a brother, John [POWELL], preceded in death.

                Cremation was in Arizona.  Memorial services and burial will be at a later date.  The Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth, is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Lowell Ritter

                Lowell “Skit” RITTER, 79, of 219 N. Michigan St., Argos, died at 9:40 p.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, after open heart surgery.  Arrangements are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 1986

 

Lowell Ritter

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Argos United Methodist church for Lowell “Skit” RITTER, 79, of 219 N. Michigan St., Argos, who died at 9:40 p.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette.

                The Revs. Mark DAY and Richard LEWKE, will officiate, and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from    2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church Building fund.

                He was born June 17, 1906 in Tippecanoe to Merl and Judes DAWSON RITTER, and was a lifetime area resident.  On June 2, 1934 at Michigan City, he was married to Mary BOWELL, who survives.  He retired in 1972 after teaching industrial arts for 16 years in the Argos Community School system.  He was former owner and operator of the Argos Implement Co., was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, was a Navy veteran of World War II, was a 45-year member of the Argos Lions Club, a member of the Argos American Legion, the Indiana State Teachers Association, the Marshall County Retired Teachers Association and had served on the Argos Library Board and on the Marshall County 4-H Fair Board.  He was a former clerk-treasurer of the town of Argos, and had served on the Argos Town Board.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Richard [RITTER], Lafayette, and three grandsons.  A daughter, Sharon NIFONG, died in 1979.  A brother, John [RITTER], also preceded in death.

 

Edward H. Snaman

                Word has been received that Edward H. SNAMAN, a former state game warden and state deputy attorney general, died Marcy 8 in Tucson, Ariz.

                Snaman practiced law in Rochester before moving to Arizona in 1970.  He had a son, Barney [SNAMAN], and two step-children, Bob MURPHY and Dee MURPHY.

                [ALSO SEE:  Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK, “Fulton Leader”]
Dewey S. Merley

                Dewey S. MERLEY, 87, of 301 Rual St.,Akron, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday while traveling in Murfresboro, Tenn.  Arrangements are pending at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Rev. William M. Smith

                The Rev. William Martin SMITH, 69, Indianapolis, died Monday in Indianapolis.

                He retired in 1983 after 12 years as president of the Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and had spoken in Rochester on many occasions.  De. Smith was a member of the General Cabinet of the denomination during his presidency and had been president of the Church Pensions Conference, a national professional organization of pension executives of religious groups.  He was awarded honorary doctorates by Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Phillips University, Oklahoma, and William Woods college, in Missouri, and had authored books, articles and pamphlets on the ministry.

                His wife, Helen McDOUGLE SMITH, survives.  Also surviving are three daughters, Jana WHINREY, Martha BESSERT and Carol WAKEFIELD, all of Indianapolis; three sons, Gregory [SMITH] Indianapolis; Dr. Steven [SMITH], California, and Joseph C. [SMITH], Oakland City; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and three sisters-in-law, Mrs. H.C. (Jean) GARBER and Mrs. William H. (Mary) DENISTON, both of Rochester, and Mrs. R.E. (Kathleen) DOWNS, O’Fallon, Ill.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Seventh and Eighth United Christian Church, 2916 W. 30th St., Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary, Indianapolis.  Memorials may be made to the Ministerial Relief and Assistance Fund of the Pension Fund, the American Heart Association or to charity.

 

Thursday, April 10, 1986

 

Dewey Merley

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hartzler Funeral Home,Akron, for Dewey S. MERLEY, 87, of 301 Rural St., Akron, who died at 10 a.m. Tuesday while traveling in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

                The Rev. Lowell BURRUS will officiate, and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Olive Branch Church of God.

                He was born Nov. 8, 1898 in Akron to Charles and Sarah E. SNIDER MERLEY, and was a lifetime area resident.  On June 22, 1918 in Rocheter, he was married to Gladys ARTER, who died Dec. 12, 1968.  He was retired from farming and from Chamberlin Products in Akron, and attended the Olive Branch Church of God.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Verl (Mary Irene) RAGER, Rt. 1, Akron; a son, William [MERLEY], Rt. 2, Akron; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and a brother, LeRoy C. [MERLEY], Rt. 7, Rocheter.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

 

Arnold D. Pemberton

                Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, for Arnold D. PEMBERTON, 87, of 921 Jefferson St., who died Tuesday.

                Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
Bessie Teel

                Bessie TEEL, 81, formerly of Twelve Mile, died at 1:40 a.m. today at Meeco Plaza, Fort Wayne.  Arrangements are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Friday, April 11, 1986

 

Bessie Teel

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for Bessie TEEL, 81, formerly of Twelve Mile, who died at 1:40 a.m. Thursday in Medco Plaza, Fort Wayne.

                The Rev. Phil LUTZ will officiate, and burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call for an hour before time of services.

                She was born Oct. 1, 1904 at Twelve Mile to John A. and Mamie J. MORRIS TEEL.  She was a member of the Wayne Street United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne.  Surviving are three sistes, Mary TEEL, Fort Wayne, and Ruth TEEL McGEE and Florence TEEL, both of Santa Clara, Calif.  A brother, Melvin [TEEL], and two sisters, Marie and Inez TATE, preceded in death.

 

Louis E. Shriver

                Louis E. “Gene” SHRIVER, 61, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born Feb. 5, 1925 at Rochester to Chester and Louise DELAUGHTER SHRIVER, and was a lifetime area resident.  During World War II and the Korean War he served with the U.S. Army.  On March 7, 1945 in Akron, he was married to Mary Edna COCHRAN, who survives.  He was a farmer.

                Surviving with the wife are the father, of Akron, three daughters, Mrs. Tim (Nancy) MENDENDORP, Battle Creek, Mich., and Virginia “Jenny” OUSLEY and Mary Louise “Susie” SHRIVER, both of Mentone, three grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. George (Mary Jane) KOTTERMAN; Viginia “Ruthie” DAVIS, and Mrs. Terry (Cheryl) SMITH, all of Rochester; Beulah ENGLE, Silver Lake; Mrs. John (Loretta) SUMMERS, Kissimmee, Fla., and Mrs. Bill (Barbara) COPPOCK, Wabash, and four brothers, Harry Dale [SHRIVER], Syracuse; Jack Jay [SHRIVER], Silver Lake; Milo Raymond [SHRIVER], Akron, and Jim Dean [SHRIVER], Texas.  The mother and four brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Buel MEADOWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, southwest of Mentone.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, April 12, 1986

 

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Monday, April 14, 1986

 

Robert E. McConnell

                Robert Edwin McCONNELL, 57, Rt. 1, Akron, was pronounced dead on arrival at 2:45 p.m. Saturday by Kosciusko County coroner Gary EASTLAND at Kosckusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, of an apparent heart attack.

                He was born Aug. 12, 1928 in Marion to Samuel W. and Margaret Esta SCOTT McCONNELL, and had lived here since moving from Marion about four years ago.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the Marion American Legion.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Rebecca) MUSIC, Laketon; two sons, Roberrt Edwin [McCONNELL] II and Ronald E. [McCONNELL], both of North Manchester, and two grandchildren, Tiffany and Justin MUSIC, both of Laketon.  Preceding in death were the parents and twin son and daughter, Richard and Roberta [McCONNELL], who died in 1966.

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

 

Julia A. McCutcheon Redmon

                Julia A. McCUTCHEON REDMON, 85, formerly of Denver, died Saturday at Merced,Calif.  Arrangements are pending at the McCain Funeral Home,Denver.

 

Donald C. Kauffman

                Donald C. KAUFFMAN, 76, of 19181 State Road 331 S., Tippecanoe, died at 5:15 a.m. Friday in Bonita Springs, Fla.  He had been in failing health four years.

                He was born May 6, 1909 at Seneca, Mich., to Bert and Edith CAMP KAUFFMAN, and had lived in the Tippecanoe area for 43 years.  He was married Sept. 15, 1929 to Beulah M. GORDON, who survives.  He was an auctioneer and owner of Kauffman’s Consignment Sales, Tippecanoe, and was a member of the Tippecanoe Community Church.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Lillie Jean COX, Plymouth; Eula Lee GEYER, Elkhart, and Donna SWOVERLAND, Indianapolis; a son, Ronald [KAUFFMAN], Etna Green; twenty-two grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leora MARTIN, Mishawaka, and Reuhama KLENDER, Antwerp, Ohio, and a brother, the Rev. Estell [KAUFFMAN], Ayersville, Ohio.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Tippecanoe Community Church with the Revs. James GABHART and Larry TURLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday at the church from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Hospice or Tippecanoe Community Church.

Tuesday, April 15, 1986

 

Juanita Mundy

                Juanita MUNDY, 96, Rt. 1, Otterbein, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at a nursing home in Otterbein.

                She was born March 10, 1890, and was married to Robert E. MUNDY, who preceded in death.

                Among the survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Loren (Naomi) BETZ, Rochester and Mesa, Ariz., and four grandchildren, William and David BETZ, both of Mesa; Donald BETZ, Austin, Texas, and Susan BETZ BRASH, Winamac, all formerly of Rochester.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Wendler Funeral Home, Fowler.  Burial will be in a cemetery at Raub.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Dennis H. Foor

                Dennis H. FOOR, 76, of 200 Pontiac St., died at 9:50 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been a patient five weeks, and in failing health six months.

                He was born Sept. 28, 1909 in Richland Township to Parlee and Essie Mae SCHOOLCRAFT FOOR and had resided all his life in that community.  He was married May 21, 1949 at Richland Center to Mary M. BARKER, who survives.  A retired farmer, he had been a school bus driver for 25 years.  He attended the Jordan Baptist Church.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Dennis “Mike” FOOR, Rocheter; five grandchildren, Stephen, Leighann and Erik FOOR, all of Carmel, and Amanda and Vanessa FOOR, both of Rochester; and nieces and nephews.  The parents and four brothers, Osa, Ferman, Jesse and Jim [FOOR], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rocheter with the Rev. Arlie MITCHUM officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday.

 

Julia A. McCutcheon Redmon

                Services for Julia A. McCUTCHEON REDMON, 85, formerly of Denver, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.  The Rev. Rod SHANER will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Peru.

                Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

                Mrs. Redmon, who died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at Merced, Calif., was born Sept. 6, 1900 in Green County, Ind., to Adam and Sarah TIMMONS HEDGES.  She was married to William McCUTCHEON in 1916; he died Dec. 26, 1945.  Her second marriage was to Lawrence REDMON, who died in 1981.

                Surviving are four daughers, Avis CLICK, Denver; Mary HOWARD, Winton, Calif; Edith Faye GAMBEE, Marion, and Betty Ann KLEIMAN, New Palestine, Ind. a son, William Rodney McCUTCHEON, Denver, Colo.; a sister, Inez HAMLIN, Bloomington; twenty-five grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.  Three sons and two brothers preceded in death.

                Memorials may be made to the King View Work Experience Center for the Handicapped, Atwater, Calif. 95301.

Wednesday, April 16, 1986

 

Jesse E. Merrill

                Jesse E. MERRILL, 80, formerly of 800 E. 12th St., died at 7 a.m. today in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw.  He had been ill since February.  He had lived in Milford with his daughter, Mary AVERY, since October.

                He was born Dec. 15, 1905 in Phelps County, Mo., to Israel M. and Alice A. HAMBELTON MERRILL, and had lived most of his life in Fulton County.  He was married Oct. 18, 1928 in Rochester to Ethel LATCHAW, who died May 29, 1940.  On June 6, 1945 in Rochester, he was married to Edith CROUSSORE, who died Nov. 5, 1983.  He was a retired machinist for Bendix Corp., and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James (Peggy) MARLIN, Indianapolis; Nancy ANDERSON, Lapaz, and Mrs. Ivan [Mary) AVERY, Milford; two sons, Melvin and Roy [MERRILL], both of Rochester; seventeen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Beaulah) APT, Punta Gorda, Fla.  A daughter, Vivian [MERRILL], preceded in death.

                There will be no services or visitation.  Cremation will take place.  The Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert E. McConnell

                Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, for Robert Edwin McCONNELL, 57, Rt. 1, Akron, who was pronounced dead on arrival at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                The Rev. Dale KELSEY will officiate.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, April 17, 1986

 

Mary C. Cover

                Mary Catherine COVER, 94, Denver, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                She was born Sept. 5, 1891 in Jefferson Township, Miami County, to Edwin and Sarah KERSCHNER PONTIUS.  She was married March 25, 1909 at Peru to Fred Oren COVER, who died Aug. 16, 1959.

                Surviving are a daughter, Fern SEE, Peru;; five sons, Wayne, Lyman and Donald [COVER], all of Peru; Robert [COVER], Denver, and Fred [COVER] Jr., Swayzee; twenty-two grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.  Two sons, William Harley and Lewis [COVER], and two brothers preceded in death.

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

Friday, April 18, 1986

 

Byron F. Craven

                Word has been received of the death of Byron Fred CRAVEN, 88, a Rochester native whose father once owned a barbershop here.

                Mr. Craven died April 8 in the Fountainview Nursing Home, South Bend.  He had been a barber in South Bend.

                He was born June 18, 1897.  He was married on June 4, 1915 in Rochester to Clorice NYE, who died Jan. 21, 1958.

                Surviving are a daughter, Rosemary LUX, Delhi, Iowa; two sons, Fred CRAVEN, South Bend, and Dr. Patrick CRAVEN, Elkhart; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a sister, Frances WERNER, Elkhart.

                Services were conducted April 11.  The Forest G. Hay funeral Home, 1201 S. Michigan St., South, Bend, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, April 19, 1986

 

Verl C. Shafer

                Verl C. SHAFER, 83, Route 5, Rochester, died at 5:10 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient for several days.

                Born June 30, 1902 in Marshall County to John and Bessie OLDFATHER SHAFER, he had lived in this area for 50 years, coming from Marshall County.  On Dec. 8, 1923 he married Ida C. GORDON in St. Joseph, Mich.  She survives.  A retired farmer, he had worked at the Studebaker Corp. South Bend.  He attended Manchester College and taught at Walnut School in Marshall County.  He was a member of the Walnut church of the Brethren.

                Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Betty) ROUCH, Ft. Wayne; one son, Arthur L. SHAFER, Ponca City, Okla.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Mildred LADSON, Mentone, and Mrs. Malcom (Maxine) MILLER, Argos.  An infant daughter preceded in death.

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

 

Monday, April 21, 1986

 

Verl C. Shafer

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Verl C. SHAFER, 83, Rt. 5, Rochester, who died at 5:10 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                The Rev. Russell GORDON will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Tuesday, April 22, 1986

 

Claude Moran

                Claude MORAN, 85, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  He had been in failing health five months.

                He was born Feb. 24, 1901 in Vaiden, Miss., and moved from Chicago, Ill., to Monterey 22 years ago.  On Oct. 20, 1948, he was married in Chicago to Evelyn CARTER, who survives.  He had been a janitor at Culver Military Academy.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Marcia L. SLAPPEY, Rochester; Pamela MORAN POWERS, New Orleans, La., and Claudette G. STEVENS, Oak Park, Ill.; two sons, Andrew S. PREER, Chicago, and Monroe MORAN, Monterey; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Blanche NICHOLSON, Memphis, Tenn., and Irene YOUNG, Chicago.  A grandchild preceded in death.

                Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Marc ROYER officiating.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. EST in the Lincoln Cemetery, Chicago.  Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday for an hour before services in the Lincoln Cemetery Chapel, 123rd and Kedzie streets, Chicago.

 

Wednesday, April 23, 1986

 

Mabel A. Hill

                Mabel A. HILL, 96, formerly of Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.

                She was born Dec. 22, 1889 in Logansport to James Delaney and Lizzie Blanche BUTZ WARNER.  On March 20, 1907 in Logansport, she was married to Lyman HILL, who died June 11, 1965.  She was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two sons, Warren [HILL], Sarasota, Fla., and David [HILL], Kewanna; five daughters, Marjorie FINK, Mims, Fla.; Mildred DIETERLE, Saline, Mich.; Charlotte MYERS, Camden; Dorothy HUFFMAN, Kewanna, and Donna ADAMS, Royal Center; twenty grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A son and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Grass Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron MOORE officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, after 2 p.m. Thursday and on Friday at the church for an hour before services.
Golda R. Mollenhour

                Golda R. MOLLENHOUR, 93, Mentone, died at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born June 8, 1892 at Landess to Thomas F. and Mary Ann POPE RINGLE.  On Dec. 25, 1909 at Tippecanoe, she was married to Chauncey O. MOLLENHOUR, who died in September 1962.  She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church, the Royal Neighbors, was a 50-year member of Eastern Star and was a charter member of the Mentone Reading Club.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ferd (Eileen) KOENIG, Etna Green, and Mrs. Allen (Mary) SHIREY, and Mrs. Dale (Bobbie) WALLACE, both of Mentone; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in 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. today.  Memorials may be made to the Bell Museum Library.

 

Suzanne W. Gast

                Suzanne W. GAST, 59, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in her home.  She had been ill a year.

                She was born June 24, 1926 in Fulton County to Roy “Jack” and Lola HALDEMAN MORRIS.  On May 23, 1948 in Akron, she was married to Thomas GAST, who survives.  She was a secretary for Tom Gast and Sons Sales and Service, and was a member of Akron United Methodist Church, the former Akron Eastern Star, Kappa Delta Phi and Delta Gamma sororities, Daughters of the American Revolution and Sorority of Mayflower Descendents.

                Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. John (Rebecca) HILL and Jennifer GAST, both of Akron, and Mrs. Charles (Melissa) ALEXANDER, Rt. 1, Silver Lake; two sons, Mark [GAST], Rt. 1, Claypool, and Matthew [GAST], Akron; nine grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) TOMBAUGH, Rt. 1, Claypool, and Mrs. Albert (Kathleen) JENNENS,     Rt. 2, Akron.  A brother, Jack D. [MORRIS], and a grandchild preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 .m. Friday in the Akron United Methodist Church with the Rev. Merlyn COX officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday at the church for an hour before time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church buiulding fund.

 

Thursday, April 24, 1986

 

Sarah Marie Williams

                Sarah Marie WILLIAMS, daughter of Dr. Mark and Debe DEEB WILLIAMS, Mahomet, Ill., was stillborn Monday at Carle Clinic, Urbana, Ill.

                Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon DEEB, Rochester, and the paternal gandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert WILLIAMS, Pittsfield, Ill.

                Private grav eside services are pending.
James E. Ferguson

                James E. FERGUSON, 60, Rt. 1, Rocheter (Ford Court Drive), died at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been admitted the day before.

                He was born Sept. 17, 1925 in Carroll County to Virgil and Charlene GEE FERGUSON, and moved here eight years ago from Kokomo.  On Nov. 1, 1948 near Kokomo, he was married to Betty PRICE, who survives.  He retired in 1984 after working 33 years at Delco Electronics.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington Masonic Lodge, Kokomo York Rite, Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine Temple, Manitou Shrine Club and Manitou Moose Lodge, and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Cheryl BARNES, San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Ronald [FERGUSON], Columbus, Ohio, and Gene [FERGUSON], Hobart; seven grandchildren; the mother, Charlene FERGUSON, Flora, and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Ruth) ERISMAN, Rochester.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Grdens, Kokomo.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rocheter from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday at the church for an hour before services.  A Masonic memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund or the Heart Fund.

 

Arnold L. Spurlock

                Arnold Lee SPURLOCK, 80, Rt. 3, Monticello, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

                He was born Aug. 18, 1905 in Rochester to Mallie Lee and Viola HARTMAN SPURLOCK.  He was married Dec. 12, 1953 to Dorothy SADENWATER, who survives.  He had lived in Monticello since June 1963.  He attended Purdue University, and had worked for 30 years in the experimental division of South Bend Studebaker Corp.; five years at Westinghouse Corp., in Kansas City, Mo., and two years as vice president of a manufacturing plant in Columbus, Ohio.  He was a retired U.S. Army major, serving during World War II in Italy and the Philippines.  He also served as battalion commander of the South Bend National Guard.  He was a member of the Retired Army Officers Association, Monticello United Methodist Church, South Bend Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite, Aladdin Temple of Columbus, Ohio; the National Rifle Association, of which he was an official referee, and was a former member of the White County Shrine Club.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Dorothy BAILEY and Janet BARTCHARD, both of Fresno, Calif.; a son, Kenneth [SPURLOCK], Seal Beach, Calif.; a brother, Harold [SPURLOCK], Warsaw; three sisters, Ina TIRRELL, South Bend; Nina McGOWEN, Argos, and Gladys HARMON, Peru; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

                Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Monticello United Methodist Church Chapel with the Rev. Donald JOHNSON officiating.  The cremated remains will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.  The Miller-Voorhis Funeral Home, Monticello, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Shrine Crippled Children’s Fund or Monticello United Methodist Church.

Friday, April 25, 1986

 

Leona Burkett

                Leona BURKETT, 68, Spooner, Wis., formerly of Rocheter, died April 22, 1917 in Indiana, and was married in 1936 in Rocheter to Sam BURKETT, who died in 1973.  They owned an appliance and heating center in Rochester for many years, and moved to Spooker in September 1970.  She was a nurse’s aide at the Spooner Community Memorial Hospital, and was a member of the Eastern Star.

                Surviving are two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nina PENCE, Wabash, and Pauline ANTRIM, Mission, Texas, and two brothers, Donald ELTZROTH, Phoenix, Ariz., and Guy ELTZROTH, Texas.

                Services were April 14 at the Dahl Funeral Home, Spooner.  Burial was in the Spooner Cemetery.

 

Evelyn E. Johnston

                Evelyn E. JOHNSTON, 83, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  She had been in failing health three years.

                She was born Nov. 21, 1902 in Clay Township, Cass County, to Horace M. and Mattie SCOTT FUNK, and moved here 21 years ago from the Twelve Mile community.  On Feb. 19, 1931 in Logansport, she was married to Harry L. JOHNSTON, who survives.  She was a member of the Spring Creek Christian Church in Cass County, the First Christian Church in Rochester, the Twelve Mile Home Economics Club, the Rochester Woman’s Club, Fulton Eastern Star, was a charter member of the Twelve Mile Lioness Club, was active in Cass County Red Cross and was a Gray Lady at Logansport Memorial Hospital for many years.

                Surviving with the husband are three sons, Harold [JOHNSTON], Logansport; Neil [JOHNSTON], Rochester, and Bill [JOHNSTON] Sr., Peru; two grandchildren, William [JOHNSTON] Jr., Logansport, and Ward Scott [JOHNSTON], Rt. 3, Peru; a great-granddaughter; two step-granddaughters; a step-grandson; three step-great-grandsons, and nieces and nephews.  A sister, Ruth ENGLISH, and a brother, Ward S. [FUNK), preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Spring Creek Cemetery, Cass County.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Saturday, April 26, 1986

 

Maude E. Whitney

                Maude E. WHITNEY, 86, of 1009 Madison St., died at 7:25 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she was admitted April 15.

                Committal rites will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Arrangements are by Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  There will be no visitation.
Clara A. Mathias

                Clara A. MATHIAS, 78, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 5:15 a.m. today in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                She was born March 25, 1908 in North Dakota.  She was married May 16, 1925 to Hugh MATHIAS, who died Oct. 2, 1968.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Laura) YOUNG, Crawfordsville; a son, James D. MATHIAS Sr., Rochester; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-brothers, Charles SIDERS ands Lee SIDERS, North Dakota, and a step-sister, Mary SIDERS, North Dakota.  A brother, William DALE, preceded in death.

                Private graveside services will be Monday at the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.  Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart Fund.

 

William G. Zartman

                William Gordon “Buss” ZARTMAN, 73, Rt. 1, Macy (Nyona Lake), died at 3:35 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been admitted Friday afternoon.  He had been in failing health.

                He was born April 10, 1913 near Macy in Fulton county to Virl and Leola Bell CHAPIN ZARTMAN.  Virl ZARTMAN died in 1947.  Leola ZARTMAN resides in Rochester. He had lived most of his life in the Macy and Fulton areas.  On Dec. 2, 1931 in Peru, he married Anna O. GOOCH, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving with the wife and mother are two sons, William Gordon ZARTMAN, Defiance, Ohio, and Robert I. ZARTMAN, Rt. 1, Macy; four grandchildren, William Gordon ZARTMAN III, Defiance, Ohio; Mrs. Brenda CAMERON, Wabash; Paul R. ZARTMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Samantha SHELBURNE, KI Sawyer AFB, Mich.; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian GRAHAM and Mrs. Woodrow (Annona) PACKARD, both of Peru, and Mrs. Lucille SMITH, Mishawaka, and several nieces and nephews.  Two sisters preceded in death, Gertrude White and Bernadean Bell [ZARTMAN].  A brother in infancy.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call at the funeral home from        3 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. through services on Tuesday.

Monday, April 28, 1986

 

Sarah H. Zartman

                Sarah Hazel ZARTMAN, 85, Rt. 1, macy, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.  She had been in failing health three years.

                She was born Sept. 2, 1900 in Miami County to John and Adeline COON ROCKEY, and lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was married Feb. 14, 1918 in Fulton to Omer “Bob” ZARTMAN, who died July 17, 1961.  She was a member of the Perrysburg Baptist church and the former Get-to-Gather Club.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Virginia) REED, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, and Mrs. James (Sue) RIGNEY, Rt. 6, Rochester; two sons, Von “Mike” [ZARTMAN], Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, and Tom [ZARTMAN], Rt. 1, Rochester; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, David [ROCKEY], Peru.  A brother, Pat [ROCKEY], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. John CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8:30 p.m.Tuesday and on Wendesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Maude E. Whitney

                Maude E. WHITNEY, 87, of 1009 Madison St., died Friday in Woodlawn Hospital after a long illness.

                She was born Sept. 2, 1898 in Rochester to William and Addie MORRIS, and moved here 20 years ago from South Bend.  On Feb. 1, 1919 in Rochester, she was married to Adry Glenn WHITNEY, who preceded in death.  In South Bend, she had worked for 25 years at Whitehall Manufacturing Co.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ben (Arlene) VERNON, with whom she resided; two grandsons, Tom RUBENALT, Madison, Wis., and Terry RUBENALT, Phoenix, Ariz.; four nieces, Mrs. Ed (Juanita) KING, Mrs. Gene (Roberta) EVANS and Mrs. Arnie (Carlene) SNIPES, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Larry (Mary Jo) GOSS, Columbia City; a nephew, Robert THOMPSON, Mishawaka, and two great-grandchildren, Amy and Bryan RUBENALT, both of Kokomo.  A daughter, Vivan RUENALT, and a brother, Ralph [MORRIS], preceded in death.

                Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Tuesday, April 29, 1986

 

Terry Elliott

                Terry ELLIOTT, 17, of 10036 W. 16th Rd., Argos, died Monday at Woodlawn Hospital from injuries he suffered in an accident at 3 p.m. Monday at U.S. 31 and Indiana 110 in Marshall County.

                He was pronounced dead at 5:15 p.m. by Fulton County Coroner Joyce GOOD of multiple internal injuries and a fractured neck.

                A car driven by Elliott was going north on U.S. 31 and at Indiana 110 he lost control of the car, it went off the east side of the road for unknown reasons and rolled several times.  He was thrown out of the car.

                A passenger in the car, his mother Nancy ELLIOTT, refused medical treatment.

                Elliott was born Nov. 28, 1968 in Plymouth.

                Funeral arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

                The accident is under investigation by Marshall county police.  State police from the Bremen Post and Fulton County police assisted at the scene.

 

Harold O. Yike

                Harold O. YIKE, 69, of 1118 W. Bryan St., South Bend, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

                He was born Feb. 14, 1917 in Rochester to Manson and Idella MUSSELMAN YIKE, and moved from Rochester to South Bend in 1945.  On Nov. 10, 1956 in South Bend, he was married to Sally RIDOUT, who survives.  He was a meat cutter in the Michiana area for many years, and retired in 1978 from Buy-Lo Supermarket in Cassopolis, Mich.  He was a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, American Legion of Indianapolis; the 38th Quartermaster Company of the Army, was a 35-year member of the South Bend Eagles Lodge, attended the First Christian Church of Mishawaka and was a World War II Army veteran.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Craig RIDOUT, Osceola; Darrel RIDOUT, Morriston, Fla., and Robert RIDOUT, Waterloo, Iowa; nine grandchildren, and a sister, Mary KRAIG, Plymouth.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Orvis-Palmer Funeral Home, South Bend, with the Rev. Maxwell James WEBB officiating.  Burial will be in the South Lawn Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 30, 1986

 

Terry J. Elliott

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos for Terry J. ELLIOTT, 16, of 10036 W. 16th Road, Argos, who was pronounced dead at 5:15 p.m. Monday by Fulton County coroner, Joyce GOOD after a one-car accident at 3 p.m. Monday at U.S. 31 and Indiana 110 in Marshall county.

                The Rev. Michael CLOUD will officiate, and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  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.

                He was born Nov. 28, 1969 in Plymouth to Darrell “Buck” and Nancy BALLINGER ELLIOTT, and had lived in the area most of his life. He attended Argos Community High School and worked at Burger King in Plymouth.

                Surviving with the mother of Argos and the father of Campobello, S.C., are a sister, Lonna Sue HUGHEY, Wellford, S.C.; a brother, Roger [ELLIOTT], Argos, and the maternal grandmother, Mabel BALLINGER, Argos.

 

George D. Bitterling

                George D. BITTERLING, 91, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 10:23 p.m. Tuesday in Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                He was born Dec. 16, 1894 in Monterey to Charles R. and Amanda OVERMYER BITTERLING.  On Sept. 20, 1916 in Monterey, he was married to Hallie M. GUSS, who died April 24, 1970.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving are two daughters, Elnora M. MALMGREN, Palos Heights, Ill., and Violet WILSON, Winamac; two sons, Ralph [BITTERLING], Kewanna, and Owen Dale [BITTERLING], Calhoun, Ga.; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.  Two grandsons, a great-granddaughter, two brothers and six sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Robert E. SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 8 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Mildred L. Butts

                Mildred Louise BUTTS, 91, Rt. 3, Wabash, died Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home East, Wabash.

                She was born March 20, 1895 in Franklin County, Iowa, to Joseph and Mary Louise LEIDER KNOLL, and had moved from Akron to Wabash 30 years ago.  In November 1915 in Sheffield, Iowa, she was married to Phil Lucian BUTTS, who died July 6, 1960.  She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, Wabash.

                Surviving are two sons, J. Lloyd [BUTTS], Rochester, and Arden [BUTTS], Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Helene Louise) EPPLEY, Rt. 3, Wabash; a brother, Carl [KNOLL], Goshen; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Grandstaff-Hentgen-Miner funeral Home, 86 E. Main St., Wabash, with the Rev. Thomas HODSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Omega Cemetery, Akron.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thursday, May 1, 1986

 

Alan G. Cranmer

                Alan Gene CRANMER, 53, OF 4730 Scottdale Road, St. Joseph, Mich., died Tuesday afternoon in Mercy-Memorial Hospital, Benton Harbor, Mich., after an illness.

                He was born Feb. 21, 1933 in Rochester to Vernon and Pauline CRANMER, and was married to Nancy A. SMITH, who survives.  He owned the Adult Foster Care Home in St. Joseph.

                Surviving with the wife are the parents, South Bend; four daughters, Vickey McMICHAEL, South Carolina; Tami CLINE, Bremen, and Jennifer and Katie CRANMER, both of St. Joseph; two sons, Alan Gene [CRANMER] Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, and William [CRANMER], South Bend; five grandchildren, and a brother, Dale [CRANMER], Mishawaka.

                In St. Joseph, services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Scottdale United Methodist Church, and burial will be in the Spring Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Dey-Florin Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Hospitce at Home.

 

Friday, May 2, 1986

 

Glenn A. Parman

                Glenn A. PARMAN, 80, Fulton, died at 8:03 p.m. Thursday at her home.  She had been ill six years.

                She was born Aug. 27, 1905 in Fulton County to John W. and Margaret J. KENT JACKSON, and was a lifetime county resident. On Sept. 12, 1943 in Fulton, she was married to Melvin “Joe” PARMAN, who survives.  She was retired from the Fulton Post Office and was a member of the Fulton Wesleyan Church.

                Surviviving with the husband are two sons, Edward D. [PARMAN], San Antonio, Texas, and Terry C. [PARMAN], Decatur, Mich., and five grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton Wesleyan Church with the Revs. Steve CUNNINGTON and Wanda MEEK officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Fulton from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday until 11 a.m., then at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may ve made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

 

Richard Godfroy

                Richard GODFROY, 59, Mexico, died at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Sept. 21, 1926 in Peru to Gabriel and Blanche BOLINGER GODFROY, and was a lifetime resident of the Peru and Mexico areas.  On June 5, 1954, he was married to Jayne STANLEY, who survives.  He worked at Sealed Power Corp., was a member of the American Legion and was a World War II Navy veteran.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Richard T. [GODFROY], Peru, and Rory and Randy [GODFROY], both of Mexico; two daughters, Lisa CHANCE, Muncie, and Rainette GODFROY, Mexico; a brother, G.D. [GODFROY], Logansport, and four grandchildren.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home in Peru with the Rev. Claude STOGSDILL officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Cass County.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.


Lucille B. Kane

                Lucille Bernice KANE, 81, Rochester, died at 12:45 a.m. today at her home.  Arrangements are pending at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Saturday, May 3, 1986

 

Lucille B. Kane

                There will be no funeral services for Lucille Bernice KANE, 81, who died Friday at her Rochester home.

                Born Oct. 1, 1904 in Cass County to John and Bertha (CLARY) CUMMINGS, she married Raymond D. KANE, who died in 1973.  She was a homemaker.

                She is survived by Frances MacCAUSLAND, Rocheter; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Marie J. Hartman

                Marie J. HARTMAN, 76, died at noon Friday in a Nappanee nursing home, where she had resided for more than a year.

                Born Sept. 14, 1909 in Kosciusko County, she lived in Indiana all her life.  She married Clell HARTMAN in August, 1927.  He died in 1965.

                Surviving are three daughters, Rose RUSSELL, Kokomo, Kate PINGRY, Muncie and Marty BAKER, Beaver Creek, Ohio; a son, Clell “Bud” HARTMAN, who lived in Rochester for 17 years before moving to Kerrville, Texas; grandson Dan HARTMAN, Rochester; eleven other grandchildren; a great-grandgrandson; a sister, Thelma WATKINS, Bourbon; two brothers, Jack FELTER, Nappanee and Carl FELTER, Joshua Tree, Calif.  She was a member of the Nappanee United Methodist Church.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the church.  Burial will be in Union Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Thompson and Yoder Funeral Home and for an hour prior to services Monday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund.

 

Monday, May 5, 1986

 

Dessie M. Batonie

                Dessie M. BATONIE, 85, Valparaiso, formerly of Rochester, died Sunday in Valparaiso.

                She was born July 11, 1900 in Wheatfield to Perry and Cora HUBER HODGE.  She had lived in Valparaiso for 20 years, and was a member of the Women of the Moose.

                Surviving are a daughter, Madeline GUILLIAM, Valparaiso; two sons, Arthur FOOR, Merrillville, and Robert FOOR, Hammond; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Bernice DUSEK and Zelma DEERBERG, both of Wheatfield, and a brother, Harold [HODGE], South Bend.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Bartholomew Funeral Home,Valparaiso, with Dr. M.W. Robert CRAIG officiating.  Burial will be at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Mildred I. Caslow

                Mildred I. CASLOW, 58, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, formerly of 210 E. Plum St., Argos, died at 10:25 a.m. Saturday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, after a long illness.

                She was born June 9, 1927 in Marshall County to Ellis and Leona LOCKHARD CORMICAN, and was a lifetime area resident.  On Oct. 6, 1945 in Bourbon, she was married to Donald CASLOW, who survives.  She was a member of Summit Chapel Ladies Aid, the former Summit Chapel Methodist Church and the Argos American Legion Auxiliary.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Donna Lou) REICHARD, Bourbon, and Mrs. Stephen (Patricia) HISSONG, Argos; a son, Michael [CASLOW], Donaldson; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Igurna HITSHER, Constantine, Mich., and Bertha TAVINER, Plymouth, and four brothers, Wayne [CORMICAN], Bristol, Arla [CORMICAN], Ligonier; Marion [CORMICAN], Tippecanoe, and Gerald [CORMICAN], Indianapolis.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with the Rev. Arley MITCHUM 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. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Emergency Medical Service.

 

Irvin G. Sutton

                Irvin Gideon SUTTON, 67, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 8:20 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient since Friday evening.  He had been in failing health since August 1985.

                He was born Feb. 19, 1919 in Starke County to William and Margerett “Maggie” LOUDERMILK SUTTON, who preceded in death.  He had lived most of his life in the Akron area, coming from Starke County.  On April 9, 1941 in Rochester, he married Marjorie M. NICODEMUS SUTTON, who survives.

                He was a retired farmer and also retired in 1983 from the Akron Foundry where he was employed as a day laborer.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Larry L. SUTTON, Rt. 1, Akron; three grandchildren, Ralph, Terry and Mary KOVEL, Rt. 1, Akron, and a brother, Forest SUTTON, Tiosa.  Preceding in death were five sisters and three brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home,Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. through the hour of services.

Tuesday, May 6, 1986

 

Paul A. Musser

                Paul A. MUSSER, 1117 Franklin Ave., died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Logansport to Charles and Ora DUKES MUSSER.  He had lived in Rochester the past two months after living most of his life in Bremen, where he owned and operated Paul’s Shoes and Repair.  He was married Jan. 24, 1932 at Niles, Mich., to Venus PONADER, who died April 27, 1979.  On Dec. 11, 1985 in Clearwater, Fla., he was married to Myra VanGILDER, who survives.  He was a member of the First United Church of Christ and the Masonic Lodge at Bremen, was a member and past patron of the Bremen Eastern Star and was a member and past president of the Bremen Kiwanis Club.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Carroll “Barbara Lou” MARTINEO, Anderson; two step-daughters, Mrs. Larry (Myra) BUROFF, Argos, and Mrs. David (Mariellen) MORRISON, Manchester, Tenn.; two sons, Tom T. [MUSSER], Bremen, and Jerry A. [MUSSER], Blytheville, Ark.; two step-sons, Douglas BOER, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and William [BOER], Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; ;eight great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.  Two sisters, Avis and Daisy [MUSSER], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen, with the Rev. William T. HEATH officiating.  Burial will be in the Bremen Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m.  A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, May 7, 1986

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, May 8, 1986

 

Florence A. Rains

                Florence Amelia RAINS, 82, of 1122 Lake Ave., Plymouth, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday in Holy Cross Parkview HospitaL, Plymouth.

                She was born May 30, 1903 in Marshall County to Frederich and Eva GILL KAUFFMAN, and was a lifetime resident.  On Sept. 15, 1921, she was married to Charles RAINS, who died July 12, 1960.  She was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Plymouth.

                Surviving are three daughters, Kathryn KREIGHBAUM and Rose Aline MacLAIN, both of Plymouth, and Betty Darlene GREEN, Rochester; four sons, Robert [RAINS], Chesterton; Donald [RAINS], Frankfort; David [RAINS], Gary, and Charles [RAINS] Jr., LaPorte; thirty-two grandchildren; great-grandchildren, and a brother, Chester [RAINS], South Bend.  A son, Loren [RAINS], and a brother preceded in death.

                Services were to be at 2 p.m. today in the VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, with Dr. Ronald LIECTHY officiating.  Burial was to be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Plymouth.  Memorials may be made to the First United Church of Christ, Plymouth.
Lucille J. Hill

                Lucille J. HILL, 71, Rt. 4, Rochester (Indiana 14), died of cancer at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday at her home after a year-long illness.

                She was born Feb. 23, 1915 in Cass County to Joseph and Dolly LIVINGSTON REDD, and lived most of her life in this area.  On July 14, 1932 at Royal Center, she was married to Roy E. HILL, who died Oct. 14, 1957.  She was a retired nurse’s aide.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Linda) SITTLER, Glasow, Ky.; two sons, Jack L. [HILL], Rochester, and Robert [HILL], Mentone; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise VITELLO, Logansport, and Frances SMITH, Plymouth, and a brother, John Jack [REDD], Riverside, Calif.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Teal YOUNCE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Friday, May 9, 1986

 

June Miller

                June COTEY MILLER, wife of Melvin MILLER, 400 W. South St., Argos died at 7:14 a.m. today in the emergency room at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  Arrangements are pending at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Saturday, May 10, 1986

 

Troy V. Shultz

                Troy V. SHULTZ, 22, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 1:45 a.m. today of a skull fracture when the pickup truck he was driving struck a tree head-on just north of Perrysburg in Miami County.

                Shultz was driving north on Old U.S. 31, four-tenths of mile north of County Road 1000 North, when the truck went off the west side of the road and struck the tree, according to state police.

                He was alone in the vehicle.  He was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

                Shultz was pronounced dead at the scene by Miami County Coroner Tom EDDY.  His body was taken to Dukes Memorial Hospital at Peru, where an autopsy was scheduledf for today.

 

Dellar L. Williams

                Dellar L. WILLIAMS, 71, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 10:35 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for four years.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Brice CASEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Virginia M. Stephen

                Virginia M. “Ginny” STEPHEN, 60, of 421 W. Seventh St., died at 9:25 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  She had been seriously ill for two weeks.

                She was born Nov. 14, 1925 in Richmond to James and Sarah DELGITO PAPPIN and moved here from Richmond in 1950.  She was married Nov. 20, 1958 to William E. “Bill” STEPHEN, who survives.  She was retired from the Rochester Water Department office.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. David (Saralie) THOMPSON, Rt. 3, Rochester; three grandchildren, Chris HOOKS, Rt. 3, Rocheter; Rick THOMPSON and Mrs. Tom (Tami) HOLLOWAY, both of Rochester; two great-granddaughters, Jessica and Brittlyn HOLLOWAY; a sister, Helen SMARELLI, Richmond, and a brother, Phil PAPPIN, Richmond.  Preceding in death were a grandson, Greg THOMPSON, in 1979 and a sister, Mary Ann DeRAGO.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard PUETZ officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

June Miller

                Services for June COTEY MILLER, 60, of 400 W. South St., Argos, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rochester.  Father Richard PUETZ will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.

                Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the King Memorial Home in Mentone, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

                Mrs. Miller died at 7:14 a.m. Friday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                She was born Sept. 14, 1925 in Chicago to Clarence and Veva Mae DAVIS COTEY.  Mr. Cotey survives.  She was married Nov. 11, 1972 in Rochester to Melvin MILLER, who survives.  She was employed at Deluxe Cleaners in Mentone before her marriage.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church.

                Surviving are the husband; the father, of Pinellas Park, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Don (Rosemary) BAKER, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, and a brother, Leon COTEY, Bremerton, Wash.

Monday, May 12, 1986

 

Nancy I. Hunter

                Nancy Irene HUNTER, 71, College Square Apratments, died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient a day.  She had been in failing health a year.

                She was born April 26, 1915 in Maytown, Ky., to Clay and Minnie WARD PIERATT, and had lived in Rochester since 1930.  In 1934 in Rochester, she was married to Harvey Fred HUNTER, who survives.  She retired in 1973 from Hart Schaffner and Marx, and was a member of the ladies’ ausiliaries of the American Leigion, VFW and Eagles Lodge.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) REED, Harbor Springs, Mich.; four sons, Lee HUFF, Culver Frederick HUNTER, Bourbon; Richard Dean HUNTER, Gardnerville, Nev., and Alvin HUNTER, Plymouth; fifteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Van (Helen) KELLY, Rochester, and three brothers, Ward and Bill NICKEL, both of Logansport, and Harvey NICKEL, Rochester.  Two brothers, Omer and Elwood PIERATT, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Paul SECRLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetey, west of Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Dellar L. Williams

                Services were to be at 11 a.m. today at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Dellar L. WILLIAMS, 71, Rt. 5, Rocheter, who died at 10:35 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                The Rev. Brice CASEY was to officiate, and burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                She was born Feb. 27, 1915 at Jasper, Ala., to John and Nellie REINER BARRETT.  On Sept. 23, 1934 in Jasper, she was married to Vester L. WILLIAMS, who died April 29, 1985.

                Surviving are five [sic] sons, Herman, Floyd and Boyd [WILLIAMS], all of Rochester; LeRoy and Jerry [WILLIAMS], both of Little Rock, Ark., and Larry [WILLIAMS], Bluffton, Ark., three daughters, Rosie L. BELL and Geraldine WILLYERD, both of Rochester, and Nellie BAUGH, Logansport; twenty-seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cecil KENNEDY and Stella KING, both of Jasper, and four brothers, J.B. and Luther [BARRETT], both of Florida; Earl [BARRETT], Rochester, and Wesley [BARRETT], Booneville, Ark.

 

Troy V. Shultz

                Troy Vincent SHULTZ, 22, Macy, died at 1:45 a.m. Saturday at the north edge of Perrysburg in a one-truck accident.  He was born Nov. 23, 1963 in Peru to Donald B. and Elizabeth GUINN SHULTZ.  On June 1, 1985 at Macy United Methodist Church, he was married to Tammera Annette DEEDS, who survives.  He worked at Shultz Timber, Macy.

                Surviving with the wife and the parents of Rt. 2, Macy, are three brothers, Timothy [SHULTZ, Patuxent River, Md.; John P. [SHULTZ], Akron, and Kelly [SHULTZ], Rt. 2, Macy; four sisters, Chrystal HOOK, Rochester; Alisa GALBRAITH, Bunker Hill, and Shelly and Brandy SHULTZ, both of Rt. 2, Macy; the grandparents, Mauna SHULTZ, Mexico; Erma BRUSS, Littleton, Colo., and Alvin GUINN, Johnson City, Tenn.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Lowell BURRIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today.


Lucy A. Musselman

                Lucy Arvilla MUSSELMAN, 62, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 5:18 p.m. Sunday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born March 25, 1924 at Royal Center to Edward and Flossie BENSON MILLER, and was married July 20, 1944 at Santa Rosa, Calif., to Ralph A. MUSSELMAN, who survives.  She was employed th TM Morris.

                Surviving with the husband are four sons, Kenneth [MUSSELMAN], Twelve Mile; Donald [MUSSELMAN], Rt. 1, Rocheter; Roger [MUSSELMAN], Rochester, and Dallas [MUSSELMAN], Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Gene, Francis and Paul [MILLER], all of Royal Center, and Lewis [MILLER], Address unknown, and a sister, Lillian BAIR, Winamac.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. George HAFNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Herman J. Rasmussen

                Herman J. RASMUSSEN, 82, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 11:25 a.m. Saturday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                He was born Jan. 20, 1904 in Chicago, Ill., to Andrew and Della DUNNE RASMUSSEN, and lived in Chicago Heights for 40 years before moving to Kewanna in 1973.  On Oct.17, 1924 at Crown Point, he was married to Hazel ROCK, who died Aug. 27, 1966.  He was a retired machinist for Wisconsin Steel in Chicago and was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna.

                Surviving are a daughter, Ruth MITCHELL, Rt. 1, Kewanna; a granddaughter, Sister Mary Shawn MITCHELL, Park Forest, Ill.; a grandson, Thomas Ed MITCHELL, Rt. 1, Kewanna, and two great-granddaughters.  Two grandsons and three sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, with Father Cornelius J. KELLY officiating.  Committal services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Cemetery, Dyer.  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 at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, May 13, 1986

 

[no obits

 

Wednesday, May 14, 1986

 

Bert R. Damron

                Bert Richard DAMRON, 17, Texas, drowned Tuesday in Texas, his family in Rochester reported today.

                He was born April 5, 1969 in Rochesrter, and was the son of Dewey DAMRON, Rochester Mobile Home Court.

                Surviving with the father are a brother, Dewayne Keith [DAMRON], Texas, and a sister, Audie JEWEL, Nashville, Tenn.

                Arrangements are pending in Texas.
Nellie O. Klepfer

                Nellie O. KLEPFER, 85, Rt. 1, Rochester, formerly of Galveston, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill three years.

                She was born Dec. 22, 1900 in Galveston to David L. and Etta JENNINGS KLEPFER, and lived most of her life in Galveston.  A registered nurse, she had been an industrial nurse for the former Cuneo Press at Kokomo, and had worked at Howard County Hospital.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Galveston.

                Surviving is a nephew, Wendell KLEPFER, Rochester.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Murray Funeral Home, Galveston.  Burial will be in the Galveston Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Charles R. Rice

                Charles Richard RICE, 67, of 1313 Chicago St., Logansport, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

                He was born Oct. 8, 1918 in Logansport to Bert S. and Myrtle J. MOREHART RICE.  On Dec. 25, 1941 in Logansport, he was married to Cathrine KROFT of Rochester, who survives.  he was retired from Logansport State Hospital and from Kroft Shoe Store, Logansport, was a World War II Army veteran, and was a founding member of the Community Church of God, Logansport, of which he was chairman of the board and adult Sunday School teacher.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Richard Kent [RICE] and Robert [RICE], both of Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Susan TAYLOR, Charlotte, Mich.; Sabra CHAPMAN, Dade City, Fla., and Heidi SHRIVER, Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren, and a sister, Mary Jane McCROSKEY, Logansport.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with the Rev. Paul E.D. GRUHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Dick Rice Memorial Youth Trust Fund.

 

Charlotte A. Sutton

                Charlotte A. SUTTON, 50, of 2001 Otto St., Logansport, died at 8:25 a.m. today at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                She was born May 2, 1936 in Muncie to John and Hildred PAUL.  On Oct. 10, 1960, she was married to Fred SUTTON, who survives.  She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Logansport.

                Surviving wih the husband are a daughter, Virginia Ann STANTON, Logansport; a son, Billy Lewis BYRD, Oklahoma; a brother, Charles [PAUL], California; six grandchildren, and the father, Mncie.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. David R. EIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Joe Eckrote

                Joe ECKROTE, 64, Rt. 3, Rocheter, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital after an illness of two weeks.

                He was born July 6, 1921 in New Castle to Joe and Lisa LOVE ECKROTE.  In 1940 at New Castle, he was married to Helen TALBERT, who survives.  He was a farmer.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jerry [ECKROTE], Rochester, and Gerald [ECKROTE], Colorado; two daughters, Sandra SIDWELL, Pendleton, and Bev TUTEROW, Middletown; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; the mother, Lisa ECKROTE, New Castle; six sisters, and two brothers.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Arrangements are pending at the Frame and Main Funeral Home, New Castle.

 

Vi Ola Miller

                Vi Ola MILLER, 98, Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester, formerly of Rt. 2, Silver Lake, died at 2 a.m. today at the Retirement center, where she lived with her husband, Mark Miller..

                She was born Sept. 6, 1887 in Akron to George and Ica Dora GINN MITCHELL, and had lived most of her life in the Akron and Silver Lake communities.  Her first marriage was to Charles RHODES; her second marriage was to Cecil SHOEMAKER, and her third marriage was to Ed CALVERT.  On April 7, 1974 in Rocheter, she was married to Mark MILLER, who survives.  She was a member of the First Church of God, Akron.

                Surviving with Mr. Miller are a sister, Daisey SPEAR, Battle Creek, Mich.; step-children, and step-grandchildren.  A sister and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron with the Revs. C.J. MOWRER and John WHITCRAFT officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens 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.

 

Frankie F. Stitler

                Mrs. Frankie F. STITLER, 92, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  She had been ill about a month.

                She was born June 25, 1893 at Claypool to William and Angynetta BLOOM WORLEY.  She lived at Rt. 1, Claypool for 68 years after moving from Warsaw.  On Dec. 14, 1910, she was married to Byron STITLER, who died in 1933.  She was a member of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Society.

                Surviving are two daughters, Angynetta STITLER, Claypool, and Mrs. Glenn (Alldene) WAGNER, Warsaw; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  A son, Worley [STITLER], died in 1982, and three sisters also preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Beaver Dam United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Friends may call at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday at the church for an hour before time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

Thursday, May 15, 1986

 

Jetta M. Barkman

                Jetta Marie BARKMAN, 87, a resident for eight years at the Healthwin Nursing Home, South Bend, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday in the Healthwin Hospital.

                She was born Dec. 6, 1898 in Fulton County to Frank and Jennie SHEETS, and had lived most of her life in the Burton community.  After high school graduation and teacher’s training, she taught school in Fulton County for six years, then was a secretary in South Bend until her marriage in 1936 to Jay BAKER, who died in 1938.  In 1950, she was married to Harley E. BARKMAN, who died in 1968.  She was a member of Rebekah Lodge, Kewanna, and WSCS, Leiters Ford.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lewis SIMPER, south Bend; three step-children, Mrs. Carl J. WILSON, Walton, and Mrs. Kline BLACKETOR Jr., and Earl BARKMAN, both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and a sister prceded in death.

                After cremation in Michiana Crematory, burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Bruce Lake.  The Welsheimer Funeral Home in South Bend was in charge of arrangements.

 

Mark Adam Dancy

                Infant Mark Adam DANCY died at 6 p.m. Tuesday about 40 minutes after being born to Judieh Mae DANCY, Rt. 2, Kewanna, in Pulaski Memorial Hosptal, Winamac.

                Surviving with the mother are the maternal grandfather, Daughton DANCY, Monterey, and aunts and uncles.  A sister, Chris [DANCY], and the maternal grandmother, Evelyn DANCY, preceded in death.

                Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Deborah DANCY officiating.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arranements.

 

Friday, May 16, 1986

 

Violet B. Callaway

                Violet B. CALLAWAY, 71, of 2009 Mariwalla Circle, Fort Myers, Fla., died at 8:04 p.m. Wednesday at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers.

                She was born Jan. 2, 1915 in Waterloo, Iowa, to Marion and Daisy WINTERS BOWEN.  She was married Oct. 31, 1957 in Arlington, Va., to Lt. Col. Kermit H. CALLAWAY, who survives.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Kermit [CALLAWAY] Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, and two sisters, Josephine LAUGHLIN, Tacoma, Wash., and Geraldine GARDNER, Big Rapids, Mich.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Donald PETERS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Fred A. Raider

                Fred A. RAIDER, 58, Denver, died at 1:23 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.  Arrangements are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Delmar Howard

                Delmar HOWARD, 44, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient a day.  He had been in failing health five years.

                He was born April 3, 1942 in Brainard, Ky., to Add and Lina ADAMS HOWARD, and had lived here most of his life.  On Dec. 24, 1966 in Rochester, he was married to Mary M. LAYNE, who survives.  He owned and operated the Streight-A-Way Body Shop, and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Adam [HOWARD], at home; the parents, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Calvin (Vernellee) REFFITT, Rt. 4, Rochester; a niece, and two nephews.  A brother, Edsel [HOWARD], died in 1971.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. Sam OVERMYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

 

Saturday, May 17, 1986

 

Kelly W. Frakes,

Jerry L. Bailey and

Renae S. Eber

                Kelly W. FRAKES, 27, Kewanna, Jerry L. BAILEY, 17, Rt.  3, Winamac, and Renae S. EBER, 18, Rt. 3, Kewanna (Pulaski County), died of massive head injuries they suffered in an accident at 8:02 a.m. Friday in Pulaski County, four to five miles west of Kewanna.

                Paul R. MINIX, 32, Rt. 1, Delong, suffered facial lacerations and a broken left foot and was admitted to Pulaski Memorial Hospital.  Today, Minix was listed in fair condition.

                Frakes, Bailey and Eber were pronounced dead at the scene by Pulaski County Coroner, Bob ULBRICHT.

                A car driven by Minix, going east on County Road 250 South, collided with a car driven by Eber, which was going north on County Road 625 East.  State police said Eber failed to yield the right of way.

                Frakes and Bailey were passengers in the Minix car, and Eber was alone in her car, according to Ulbricht.  Eber and Frakes were thrown out of the cars they were in.

                State police said that if the people killed would have been wearing seatbelts, their deaths would have been prevented.

                Eber was on her way to graduation practice at Winamac High School, Ulbricht said.

                The Kewanna-Union Township Fire Department was called to wash down gasoline spilled at the scene.

                FRAKES was born Oct. 31, 1958 in Logansport to Charles and Faye STINEMETZ FRAKES, and lived most of his life in Winamac.  On Jan. 8, 1983 in Winamac, he was married to Eleanor MINIX, who survives.  He was a construction worker for Tippecanoe Construction Co., Winamac; was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, winamac, and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Kimberly [FRAKES], and a son, Kyle [FRAKES], both at home; the parents, Winamac; the paternal grandmother, Goldie FRAKES,


New Corydon; two sisters, Kimberly LOWRY and Paula GARNER, and two brothers, Perry and Stacy [FRAKES], all of Winamac.  a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with the Rev. Albert REED officiating.  Military graveside services will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 8 a.m. until time of services.  A Scriptural wake service will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

                EBER was born Dec. 7, 1967 in Landstuhl, West Germany, to Lary A. and Nancy GUY EBER.  She was in the 1986 class at Winamac High School, where she was a member of the girls volleyball team, Future Homemakers of America and Future Farmers of America, and was a former member of the girls track team.  She was president of the Pulaski County Junior Leaders, and was a member of the Harrison Township 4-H Club.  She worked at the 3-D Department Store in Rochester.

                Surviving with the parents of Rt. 3, Kewanna, are the maternal grandparents, Doyne E. and Mary Alice GUY, Galveston; the paternal grandparents, Burl E. and Dona EBER, Rt. 4, Rochester; two brothers, Mark A., and Scot A. [EBER], both at home; aunts and uncles, and her fiance, Theodore A. CARLSON, Rt. 1, Kewanna.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Frain Mortuary with the Revs. Neil MILLIMAN and Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, and on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time of services.

                Services for BAILEY will be at 1 p.m. Monday, in the New Hope Baptist Church, Knox, with the Rev. Charles WALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Bass Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday in the O’Donnell Funeral Home, North Judson, and on Monday  after noon at the church.

 

Fred Raider

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for Fred A. RAIDER, 58, Denver, who died at 1:23 a.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, 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.  Memorials may be made to the Denver Baptist Church.

                He was born July 11, 1927 in Monticello to William and Edith P. AUSTIN RAIDER.  He was married on Jan. 21, 1956 at Delphi to VaLue Doreen SCHRODER, who died Aug. 21, 1983.  He was a retired trucker for Chase Levy Trucking of Chicago, Ill., and was a member of the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Lodge, the Peru VFW and Eagles lodges and was a World War II Army veteran.

                Surviving are three children, Debra TOWNSEND, Twelve Mile, and Frad A. [RAIDER], Jr., and Calvin L. [RAIDER], both of Denver; three grandchildren; a sister, Betty SEARS, Crawfordsville, and three step-brothers, Steve RAIDER, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Bud RAIDER, Lengby, Minn., and Bruce RAIDER, Minneapolis, Minn.

Monday, May 19, 1986

 

Alta A. Hudson

                Alta Arminta HUDSON, 84, Retired Tigers Apartments, Warsaw, formerly of Akron, died at 7:20 a.m. Friday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born June 30, 1901 in Miami County to William Cloyd and Nellie KRIEG KERCHER.  She had lived in Akron before moving to the Retired Tigers Apartments in 1980.  On July 26, 1919 at Warsaw, she was married to William Frank HUDSON, who survives.  She was a member of the First Brethren Church of Warsaw, the Friendship Sunday school class, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Purdue Home Project and Keepin’-On extension clubs.

                Surviving with the husband are two sons, William F. [HUDSON] Jr., and Jerry C. [HUDSON], Sr., both of Mentone; a sister, Retha MOLLENHOUR, Mentone; six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the King Memorial Home, Mentone.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

 

Bertha J. Dedelow

                Bertha Julia DEDELOW, 83, Rt. 4, Rochester, formerly of Hammond and Hollywood, Fla., died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born Aug. 11, 1902 in Hessville to Charles and Emma VANES WATTS.  On June 7, 1921 in Hessville, she was married to Emil DEDELOW, who died Jan. 13, 1953.  She was a retired personnel manager at J.J. Newberrys in Melrose Park, Ill., and was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Hollywood.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Jean) STILLER, Rt. 4, Rochester, with whom she lived; two granddaughters, Mrs. Rick (Sparkle) FIGLIO and Mrs. Paul (Sandy) HELSTERN, both of Rochester; two great-grandchildren, Lindsey HELSTER and Jared FIGLIO, both of Rochester, and two sisters, Emily WULF, Hollywood, and Alma McCONNEL, Hammond.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Bocken Funeral Chapel, 7042 Kennedy Ave., Hammond, with Pastor John LUTTMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Concordia Cemetery, Hammond.  Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday for an hour before time of services.  The Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of local arrangements.

Tuesday, May 20, 1986

 

Ulrich Woodcox

                Ulrich WOODCOX, 73, of 1519 Madison St., died at 4:04 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks.  He had been in failing health two months.

                He was born Jan. 3, 1913 in Leiters Ford to Harley and MelvineVAWTER WOODCOX, and was a lifetime area resident.  On July 3, 1937 in Rochester, he married Pearlie McGLOTHIN, who survives.  He retired from farming in the Burton community in 1978 and was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Gene [WOODCOX], Rt. 14, Brazil; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Bill (Mary) TYLER, Gary; Mrs. Austin (Annabelle) KINCAID and Louise POLK, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Bill (Betty) QUIGLEY, Peru, and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Benjamin [WOODCOX], preceded in death.

                Private 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, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.  The I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Wednesday, May 21, 1986

 

Austin Tyler Jackson

                Austin Tyler JACKSON, 11-day-old son of Ronald and Willa WATKINS JACKSON, 704 N. Sycamore St., North Manchester, died Tuesday morning at Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.  Born May 9 in Rochester, he had been ill since birth.

                Surviving with the parents are a half-brother, Scott JACKSON, North Manchester; two half-sisters, Teri JACKSON, Peru, and Melanie BURNS, North Manchester; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry JACKSON, Silver Lake; the maternal grandmother, Olive WATKINS, and the maternal great-grandmother, Beatrice WILLOUGHBY, both of Kewanna.

                Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Swank Cemetery, North Manchester, with the Rev. Chad BURKHAT officiating.  There will be no visitation.  The Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital or to the Heart Fund.

 

Flora Carbonell Oliver

                Flora CARBONELL OLIVER, 85, Rt. 1, Akron (Indiana 114), died in her sleep about  11 p.m. Monday at her home.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron.

Thursday, May 22, 1986

 

Veva E. West

                Veva E. WEST, 82, of 1480 Franklin Ave., died at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient three days.  She had been in failing health a year, and seriously ill three days.

                She was born Dec. 15, 1903 at Honey Creek in Henry County to Bert and Rosa WEBB WHITWORTH, and moved here 8 1/2 years ago from Ridgeville.  On Oct. 27, 1928 at Honey Creek, she was married to the Rev. Lawrence R. WEST, who died Aug. 17, 1982.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Senior Citizens Club.

                Surviving are three sons, Keith [WEST], Rochester Bert [WEST], Yoakum, Texas, and George [WEST], Tacoma, Wash.; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and a sister, Crystal WHITWORTH, Middletown.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services are tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. John LOUTHAIN officiating.  Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Cemetery, Middletown.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester, and on Saturday at the church for an hour before time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.

 

Flora Carbonell Oliver

                Private services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Akron for Flora CARBONELLE OLIVER, 85, Rt. 1, Akron, who died in her sleep about 11 p.m. Monday at her home.

                Father Richard PUETZ will officiate, and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

                She was born Oct. 4, 1900 in Iloilo, Philippine Islands, and moved from Davao City, Philippines, to Akron 31 years ago.  In 1930, she was married in Davao City to Reece A. OLIVER, who died March 20, 1966.  She was a member of the Akron Homemakers Club.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rene’ (Fe’ Rebecca) TORRE’S, Puerto Rico; three sons, Robert P. [OLIVER], and James S. [OLIVER], both of Denver, Colo., and Winston R. [OLIVER], Fort Wayne; nine gandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and brothers and sisters in the Philippines.

 

Friday, May 23, 1986

 

Mary M. Garges

                Mary Mabel GARGES, 74, of 3040 Ocean Beach Road, Clark Lake, Mich., died at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Mich.

                She was born Dec. 29, 1911 at Lucerne to John J. and Mary B. HORN HILL, and was a former Rochester resident.

                Surviving are two sisters, Martha E. BENDICK, Escondido, Calif., and Beatrice ARMSTEAD, Chino Valley, Calif.; a brother, John J. [HILL], Mishawaka, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. John CAMPBELL officiating.  Burial will e in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 24, 1986

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, May 26, 1986

 

[no paper - holiday]

 

Tuesday, May 27, 1986

 

Duston Scott VanDusen

                Duston Scott VanDUSEN, 2, 20260 Lindon Rd., Argos, died of multiple internal injuries in a two-car accident at U.S. 31 and Indiana 110 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

                He was pronounced dead at the scene by Fulton County Deputy Coroner Junior GOOD.  The accident occurred just inside Fulton County.

                The child was riding in the front passenger seat of a car driven by his mother, Stacy J. VanDUSEN, 18.  She suffered internal injuries and was taken to Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, then to South Bend Memorial Hospital.  She was listed in stable condition this morning.

                The VanDusen car was struck broadside by a car driven by Jeffery SOUTHERLAND, 26, South Bend.  VanDusen was going east on Indiana 110 and Southerland was going north on U.S. 31.  State police said VanDusen had stopped in the median of U.S. 31, waiting for traffic going north on U.S. 31, then pulled in front of the Southerland car.

                Southerland suffered pain in his right wrist.  Passengers injured in Southerland car were David POZZIE, 26, Michawala, bruised legs; Patrick McNAMARA, 20, South Bend, facial cuts and scratches, listed in fair condition today in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend; Jim RUPERT, 24, South Bend, leg bruises, and Donald E. PERRY, 25, South Bend, leg and shoulder pain.

                Duston VanDUSEN was not in a child restraint seat and was not wearing a seat belt.  If he had een wearing safety restraints, they wouldn’t hae prevented his death, state police said.

                The Argos Fire Department was called to the scene to assist police.

                The boy was the third person to die in a traffic accident this year in Fulton County.

                Funeral arrangements for Duston VanDusen are pending at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Mable L. McIntire

                Mable L. McINTIRE, 78, Rt. 5, Rochester (Camp Shohola), died Sunday evening at her home. She had een in failing health many years.

                She was born March 1, 1908 in South Bend to Rueben and Rosa WHITTENBERGER, and lived most of her life in fulton County.  On Stpe. 28, 1927 at South Bend, she was married to Roy Edward “Dutch” McINTIRE, who died Dec. 6, 1984.  She was a former practical nurse at Woodlawn Hospital, and was a memer of the First Baptist Church and Fulton County Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.

                Surviving are a son, John Edward [McINTIRE], San Anselmo, Calif.; three grandchildren, Mary Ann McINTIRE, Chicago, Ill.; Lorraine McINTIRE, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Mrs. Larry (Roberta) KLEMMER, Elkhart; three great-grandchildren, and a half-brother, Clarence BOGGESS, Rt. 7, Rochester.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rocheter with the Rev. Donald MAUGHAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday until time of services.

 

Carl C. Good Sr.

                Carl Clyde GOOD Sr., 85, Rt. 1, North Manchester, died at 12:27 a.m. Sunday at Wabash County Hospital.

                He was born June 20, 1900 in Wabash County to Alonzo and Myrtle GEARHART GOOD.  On Nov. 26, 1930, he was married to Minnie BROWN, who survives.  He was retired from Buckeye Pipeline, where he had worked 30 years, and was a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church at Laketon.

                Surviving with the wife are six sons, Leonard F., Carl Jr., Dean, Richard, Jerald D. and Bruce [GOOD], all of North Manchester; two daughers, Mrs. John (Violet) FITZGERALD and Mrs. Jim (Norma) GILLUM, both of North Manchester; nineteen grandchildren, and eight-great-grandchildren.  Three brothers, a sister and a grandchild preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, with the Rev. Dale LEINBACH officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Bernice L. Anderson

                Bernice L. ANDERSON, 84, of 4553 Payton St., Indianapolis, was found dead in her home Sunday.  She died of apparent natural causes.

                She was born Jan. 29, 1903 in Marshall County to Ora C. and Minnie LAIRD ANDERSON, and had lived in Indianapoli since 1952.  A nutritionist, she had been employed by the government, and had spent 5 1/2 years in Japan and six years in Germany.  She retired in 1972.  She received a bachelor’s degree in 1931 from Purdue University, and a master’s degree in 1939 from the University of Chicago.  She was a member of Franklin Road Church of Christ the Purdue Alumnae Association, the American Association of University Women, the National Travel Club, the International Cultural Center, the Women’s Department Club and the American Diatetic Association.

                Surviving are a brother, Ernest W. [ANDERSON], Urbana, Ill., and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the King Memorial Home in Mentone with Brother Billy STEELE officiating.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Purdue Alumnae Association.

 


Dr. Charles L. Herrick

                Dr. Charles L. HERRICK, 79, of 220 Mishawaka St., Akron, died at 7:10 a.m. today at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Wilbur F. Kamradt

                Wilbur F. “Bill” KAMRADT, 72, Waterhaven Apartments, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday at Rocheter Nursing Home.  He had been ill since February.

                He was born Jan. 29, 1914 in Chicago, Ill., to Otto F. and Matilda MISCH KAMRADT, and moved here from Chicago 20 years ago.  He was married in Chicago to Phyllis REEVES, who survives.  He had worked at Dave Sirken Distributors, Inc., and had been a truck driver for K and R. Cartage of Des Plaines, Ill.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and VFW Fathers’ Auxiliary.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Lois) MOLINARA, Breakfield, Ill. four sons, Ronald [KAMRADT], Houston, Texas; Russell W. [KAMRADT], Bradenton, Fla.; Ralph [KAMRADT], Lombard, Ill., and Roy [KAMRADT], Cicero, Ill.; sixteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildre, and a sister, Ethel CARLSON, Chicago.

                Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, May 28, 1986

 

Dr. Charles L. Herrick

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hartzler Funeral Home in Akron for Dr. Charles L. HERRICK, Akron’s family doctor for 50 years.  The Rev. Merlyn COX will officiate and burial will be in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Pulaski, Ind.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Masonic services will be at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to charity.

                Dr. Herrick died at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday at his Akron home, 220 Mishawaka St., following a year’s illness.

                He had practiced medicine in Akron from 1934 until retiring in 1984.  He made house calls until 10 years before his retirement.  A member of the Woodlawn medical staff throughout his career, Dr. Herrick was a former chief of staff and was one of the early and continuing supporters of building the present hospital on East Ninth Street in Rochester.

                He was honored at the Akron Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on April 26, 1978 with a plaque recognizing him for “outstanding and dedicated service to the Akron community since Dec. 1, 1934.”  That same year, he was co-grand marshal of the Akron July 4 parade with then-Gov. Otis BOWEN.

                He was a 50-year member and past-master of the Akron Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Fort Wayne, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Temple of Fort Wayne, Knights Templar of Warsaw, Royal Arch of Rochester and the Akron United Methodist Church.  He served in Italy as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II.

                Dr. Herrick rceived his medical degree from Indiana University in 1932 and joined Akron doctor Willis HOSMAN as a partner the next year.  Dr. Hosman died of a heart attack in March 1935.

                Born on the family farm near Winamac on Oct. 15, 1906, Dr. Herrick was the son of Benjamin and Dora DECKER HERRICK.  He never married.  Surviving are a sister, Thelma LEGO, Three Rivers, Mich.; two brothers, Everett HERRICK, Margaretville, N.Y., and Chester HERRICK, Fruitville, Idaho, and nieces and nephews.

 


Alice M. Baker

                Alice Marie BAKER, 86, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital after a long illness.

                She was born April 30, 1900 in Rochester to James Calvin and Minta REED BECKER, and was a lifetime Fulton County resident.  On June 23, 1947 at LaPorte, she was married to LeRoy BAKER, who died Oct. 15, 1970.  She retired after working for 40 years for the former Armour’s Creamery in Rochester, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Rocheter Eastern Star.

                Surviving are four nephews, Stuart BECKER, Fort Wayne; Jerry BAKER, Rt. 5, Rochester; Orris BAKER, Fulton, and Philip BAKER, Phoenix, Ariz., and two nieces, Mrs. Neil (Janice) STANTON, South Bend, and Beverly FRAZIER, Denver, Colo.  A brother, Carl [BECKER], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Centter or the Cancer Society.

 

Dustin VanDusen

                Services for Dustin VanDUSEN, 2, of 13050 19B Road, Argos, who died in a two-car accident at U.S. 31 and Indiana 110 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church, Argos. The Revs. Robert SIEGRIST and Leo GATHANY will officiate, and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from  2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and on Friday at the church for an hour before time of services.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Argos.

                He was born March 31, 1984 at Plymouth to Scott Cauffman and Stacy VanDUSEN, who survive.

                Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandparents, Leroy and Sharon VanDUSEN, Argos, the paternal grandmother, Linda MEDERIOS, Mexa, Ariz.; the paternal grandfather, Jon CAUFFMAN, South Bend, and the paternal great-grandmother, Lois KLINE, Rochester.

 

Arthur G. Carroll

                Arthur G. CARROLL, 83, of 602 Washington Ave., Frankfort, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clinton County Hospital.

                He was born May 8, 1903 at Anderson to Charles and Katie NICHOLS CARROLL.  He was married to Helen WORRELL, who survives.  He owned Carroll’s Card Shop for the past 40 years, and had worked at The Indianapolis News as district circulation manager, The Chicago (Ill.) Herald Examiner, The Rochester Sentinel and The Battle Creek (Mich.) News.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Elks and Moose lodges and the Clinton County Historical Society and was a former Lions Club member.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Arthur “Bob” [CARROLL], Crown Point, and Jack [CARROLL], Cocoa, Fla.; two daughters, Betty ROUSH, Louisville, Ky., and Jill CARROLL, Frankfort; twenty grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Betty BARRY, Frankfot.  A brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, with Dr. Hugh REYNOLDS officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Clinton County Historical Society.

 


Dean E. Turnipseed

                Dean Eldon TURNIPSEED, 50, Macy, died about 8:30 a.m. today at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good funeral Home in Rocheter.

 

Thursday, May 29, 1986

 

Dean E. Turnipseed

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester for Dean Eldon TURNIPSEED, 50, Macy, who died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home.

                The Rev. Lowell BURRIS will officiate, and burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

                He was born Dec. 19, 1935 in Peru to Kenneth and Vivian SHAFFER TURNIPSEED, and lived most of his life in the Macy community.  He was married April 17, 1960 in Kewanna to Alice Mae ANDERSON, who survives.  He was a driver for United Parcel Service for 27 years, was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God and the Masonic Lodge, and had served in the U.S. Army.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Deana Lee TURNIPSEED, Indianapolis; a son, Timothy Dean [TURNIPSEED], Macy; six sixters, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) STAHL, Mrs. Frank (Maxine) GIBSON, Mrs. Raymond (Virginia) STAHL and Mrs. Harold (Susie) WAGONER, all of Macy; Mrs. Ardith BOOKS, Norfolk, Neb., and Alice GRAF, Wabash, and a brother, Gene [TURNIPSEED=, Fulton.

 

Mildred F. Wilson

                Mildred F. WILSON, 78, Rt. 2, Peru, died at 5:10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                She was born July 7, 1907 at Chili to Thomas W. and Jessie SNYDER CUMBERLAND.  She was married in 1928 to H. Donald WILSON, who died in June 1975.  She was a charter member of Salem Christian Church, Peru.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Mary Lynn) HOUSER, Rt. 2, Peru, and Mrs. Donald (Norma) BURNEY, Kochi Prefecture, Japan; three brothers, Norman [CUMBERLAND], Rochester; Raymond [CUMBERLAND], North Manchester, and Orville [CUMBERLAND], Florida; a sister, Mary Elizabeth EISENMAN, Rochester; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A brother preceded in death.

                A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Christian Church, Peru.  A private graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating.  Friends may call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.

Friday, May 30, 1986

 

Gladys Sheetz

                Gladys SHEETZ, 87, formerly of Rochester, died May 17 at the Sublette County Retirement Center, Wyo.

                She was born March 10, 1899 near Danville, Ill., to John and Joanna DECKMAN HAYS.  She was married in 1920 in Rochester to Loy SHEETZ, who died in 1971.  She moved to Rochester when she was six years old, and lived here until 1970.  She moved to Pinedale, Wyo., where she lived with her daughter, Imogene GENETTI.  In Rochester, she owned the former greenhouse on Fulton Avenue, north of the railroad tracks.

                Surviving are two daughters, Imogene GENETTI, and Mary Jane CRAWFORD, Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Ida HUTCHINSON, Limo, Ohio,and Minnie KINDIG, Tarpan Springs, Fla.  Three brothers, a sister, a grandson and a great-granddaughgter preceded in death.

                Graveside services were May 21 at the Viola Cemetery, LaBarge, Wyo.

 

Saturday, May 31, 1986

 

Herbert D. Smith

                Herbert Dale SMITH, 69, Route 5, Rocheter, died at 10:47 p.m., Friday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient since Sunday.

                Born May 4, 1917 in Rocheter to Omer E. and Ethel G. STRUCKMAN SMITH, he had lived all of his life in the Kewanna and Rochester area.  On March 10, 1939 in Kewanna, he married Margaret M. WILSON, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Elaine) SNYDER, Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. Stephen (Jane) SHRIVER, Rochester; two sons, William SMITH, Kewanna, and Steven D. SMITH, Ft. Collins, Colo., and seven grandchildren.  One son, Richard Dale SMITH, preceded in death in 1945.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until services on Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Clarence Miller

                Clarence “Ed” MILLER, 84, 907 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  He had been in poor health for a year.

                Born Feb. 19, 1902 in Kosciusko County to Owen and Mariah L. KRIEGBAUM MILLER, he lived in the Akron area most of his life.  In 1923 he married Ethel Marie WINES in St. Joseph, Mich.  She died in 1981.  He was a retired farmer and member of the Akron Church of God.

                Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Wallace (Betty) CLINKER, Munising, Mich., Mrs. Kenneth (Isabelle) ELTZROTH, Wabash, Mrs. Dick (Helen) GEARHART, Winamac; one son, Kenny L. MILLER, Warsaw; eight grandchildren; one step-grandson; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lola PARKER and Mrs. Mary MARSHALL, both of Mentone, and Mrs. Julia BELSCHNER, Coldwater, Mich.; and two brothers, Joe MILLER, Mentone, and Everett [MILLER], Plymouth.

               


A sister and seven brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Revs. James MALBONE and Kenneth LEININGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. until services.

 

Monday, June 2, 1986

 

Reta R. Rose

                Reta R. ROSE, 94, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rochester Nursing Home after a long illness.

                She was born March 29, 1892 in Findley, Ill., to Robert Hunter and Allie FLEMING ROLLER, and moved here 56 years ago from Shelby county, Ill.  On Jan. 20, 1912 at Findley, she was married to Daniel T. ROSE, who died Aug. 14, 1957.  She was a member of the Rochester Church of Christ and the 31 Extension Homemakers Club, and had served for 25 years as a member of the Fulton County Library Board.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Delbert (Virginia) STEVENS, LaPorte; eleven grandchildren; a step-grandson; twenty great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, and a half-sister, Mrs. J. Phil (Ruth) PREDDY, New Orleans, la.  Four sons, D. Murphy, Marvin E., Daniel Vincent and Capt. Robert [ROSE], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester with the Rev. James R. DAVISON officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ.

 

Douglas G. Campbell

                Douglas G. CAMPBELL, 43, died May 18 in Holy Family Home, Charin Falls, Ohio.

                He was born Feb. 3, 1943 in Lincoln, Neb.  In 1965 in Muncie, he was married to Marcie HIZER, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray WARFIELD, Kewanna, and Lawrnce HIZER, Logansport.  The wife survives.  He was a 1965 Ball State University graduate, was a manager of Press-Rite in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Chagrin Falls.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Kimberly and Courtney [CAMPBELL]; a son, Cade Douglas [CAMPBELL]; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.G. CAMPBELL, New Castle, and a sister, Patricia WARRUM, Anderson.

                Services were at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Chagrin Falls, and burial was in Rest Land Cemetery, Bainbridge, Ohio.

 

Fred W. Davis

                Fred W. DAVIS, 88, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died in his sleep Saturday night at his home after a long illness.  He was born Oct. 20, 1897 at Crawfordsville to William and Cecilla KOHL DAVIS.  He had lived at Tippecanoe since moving from Niles, Mich., in 1962.  He was retired from the Brehmer Electric Co., South Bend.

                Surviving are a brother, Paul [DAVIS], DuQuoin, Ill., and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Larry TURLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Washington Park Cemetery East, Indianapolis, at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 


Loda M. Powell

                Loda M. POWELL, 92, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, after a four-year illness.

                She was born Nov. 26, 1893 at Mount Vernon, Ohio, to Matthew and Manda FOOR DOWDS.  She had lived at Argos since moving from Macy in 1944.  On June 19, 1916 at Peru, she was married to Glen POWELL, who died May 5, 1964.  She was a former member of Macy Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Devon (Priscilla) BURKETT, Argos; two sons, Cecil [POWELL], New Castle, and Kenneth [POWELL], Argos; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cecilia BRADDOCK, Mount Vernon, and Ruby SWANK, Fort Wayne, and a brother, Cloice DOWDS, Mount Vernon.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Revs. Charles  BLOOMER and Mike CLOUD officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Heart Fund or Cancer Society.

 

Arlene V. Coleman

                Arlene V. COLEMAN, 51, Rt. 2, Warsaw, died at 2 p.m. Sunday at her home after a long illness.

                She was born Oct. 29, 1934 at Silver Lake to Ford and Lucille SEARER PERRY.  She was married April 3, 1958 to Donald COLEMAN, who survives.  She was a 1955 Goshen College graduate and received a master’s debree from St. Francis College in 1968.  She taught school at Mentone, Bourbon and for many years for Whitko School Corp., where she retired for health reasons in May 1985.  She was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Pam) HARMON and Diane COLEMAN, both of Warsaw; five sons, Kim, Mark and David [COLEMAN], all of Warsaw; Tony [COLEMAN], Des Plaines, Ill., and Jerry [COLEMAN], Indianapolis; the father, Bourbon; six sisters, Avanelle COOK, Elkhart; Alice BALMER, Akron; Angeline MILLER, White Springs, Fla.; Alta GROSSMAN, Bourbon; Alverta ALDERFER, Warsaw, and Aletha RENSBERGER, Nappanee; four brothers, Carl [PERRY], Eaton Rapids, Mich. Alton [PERRY], Rochester; and Alvin and John [PERRY], both of Warsaw, and six grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mentone United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lester TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, and on Wednesday at the church for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Mentone United Methodist Church or to charity.
John Jr. Wilson

                John Jr. WILSON, 66, Rt. 4, Winamac, died at 12:38 a.m. Sunday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                He was born Sept. 6, 1919 in Fulton County to James E. and Emma E. SCHIRM WILSON, and moved from Fulton County to Pulaski County in 1948.  He was married Sept. 5, 1943 at Bruce Lake to Violet L. BITTERLING, who survives.  He was a farmer and was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church, Winamac, and the Farmer’s Union.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Joyce ROBISON, Winamac; two sons, William W. and Luke A. [WILSON\, both of Winamac; two grandchildren, and a brother, James Orville [WILSON], Kewanna.  A son, Daniel [WILSON] and a brother, Vacheal [WILSON], preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, Winamac, with the Rev. Robert E. SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday at the church after 11 a.m.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Harold R. Price

                Harold R. PRICE, 77, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 7:47 p.m.Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born Feb. 21, 1909 in Carroll County to David and Cora STUDEBAKER PRICE.  He was married Sept. 16, 1939 in Mooreland to Guyneth M. PAUL, who survives.  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Metea Baptist Church and was a Caston School Board member from 1964-68.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Jane K. KISTLER, Rt. 1, Mentone; three sons, Frederick R. [PRICE], Northville, Mich.; Allen Lee [PRICE], Menlo Park, Calif., and Melvin D. [PRICE], Rt. 1, Twelve Mile; two brothers, Thomas [PRICE], Springhill, Fla., and Leo [PRICE], Carlsbad, Calif. a sister, Blanche SIMMONS, Arcadia,Fla.; nine grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and five sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Dr. Bryan CLEMENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Cass County Heart Association.

 

Meyer Press

                Meyer “Jack” PRESS, 75, formerly of Rt. 3, Rochester, a Canterbury Manor Nursing Home resident for many years, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Sept. 30, 1910 in Chicago, Ill., to Samuel and Ida WINE PRESS, and moved here from Chicago in 1943.  On May 30, 1937 in Gary, he was married to Gertrude E. WILHELM, who died March 13, 1973.  He was retired from the former Armour Creamery.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Max (Rose) SMALL, Miami, Fla.; a brother, Alfred J. [PRESS], Palm Springs, Calif.; nieces; nephews, and cousins.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call for an hour before services.

Tuesday, June 3, 1986

 

Jack C. Graham

                Jack C. GRAHAM, 24, Fulton, died at 12:15 p.m. [Monday] at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, of injuries suffered at 7:55 a.m. [Monay] in an accident on Indiana 25 just south of County Road 100 South.

                He is the second person in less than two weeks to die in an accident in Fulton County.

                State police said Graham died of a skull fracture and internal injuries.  He was taken to Woodlawn Hospital, then transferred to the South Bend hospital.

                Graham was driving a pickup truck north.  He swerved to avoid a deer and struck a semi-tractor and trailer head-on.

                Lawrence L. HANSEN, 45, Huntington, was driving the south-bound tractor-trailer.  It is owned by Metzger Trucking Co., Silver Lake, and was hauling shelled corn.

                Hansen suffered a fractured left arm.  He was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, for treatment, but was not admitted as a patient.

                The Fulton County Emergency Medical Service said both men were thrown from their vehicles.

                The Rocheter Fire Department was called to extinguish fire on Graham’s pickup truck and also to wash down spilled fuel.

                Dustin S. VanDUSEN, 2, Argos, died of multiple injuries in a two-car accident at U.S. 31 and Indiana 110 at 7:30 p.m. May 25.  His mother, Stacy VanDUSEN, was listed in serious condition today in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

                Graham was born Sept. 9, 1961 in Rochester to Kenneth V. and Elsie M. EASTERDAY GRAHAM.  On Oct. 23, 1982 in Fulton, he married Tammy S. BAILEY.  He was the assistant manager at Wilt’s on Main Street, a 1980 graduate of Caston High School and attended the Fulton United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the parents and the wife are a daughter, Kellie Lynn GRAHAM, Fulton; three brothers, Ronald L., Dale W. and Steve W. [GRAHAM], all of Fulton; a sister, Cindy K. CLARK, Fulton; a maternal grandfather, Paul V. EASTERDAY, Rochester; a paternal grandmother, Lillie L. GRAHAM, Peru; a paternal great-grandmother, Bell ZARTMAN, Rochester, and a nephew.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Revs. George HAPNER and Edward OWENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Levoski Raber

                Levoski RABER, 89, Denver, died at 7:30 a.m. today at her home.  She was born June 29, 1896.  Arrangements are pending at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver.

Wednesday, June 4, 1986

 

Levoski Raber

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, for Levoski RABER, 89, Denver, who died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home.

                The Revs. Mark SPENCER and Richard BENNETT will officiate, and burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Cancer Society.

                She was born June 29, 1896 in Allen Township, Miami County, to Smith and Alvira SEIDNER TRACY.  She was married Sept. 6, 1916 to Clarence RABER, who died Jan. 29, 1960.  She was a member of the Denver Baptist Church.

                Surviving are a son, Max J. [RABER], Crown Point; two daughters, Florence Gail SCHRADER, Mexico, and Linda J. HOLLAND, Denver; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ersie RABER, Rochester.  Two sons, a grandson, two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

 

Harold Johnson

                Harold “Yock” JOHNSON, 89, of 304 N. Washington St., Bourbon, died at 3 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.  He had been ill since 1980.

                He was born April 22, 1897 at Bourbon to Mark S. and Ella PRITSCH JOHNSON, and was a lifetime Bourbon community resident.  He was married June 21, 1918 to Helen A. WOOD, who died Feb. 12, 1979.  He was a retired farmer, and was a member of Bourbon First United Methodist Church, the Bourbon American Legion, and was retired from the Bourbon Fire Department after 40 years of service.  He was an Army veteran of World War I.

                Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Dora WRIGHT, North Manchester, and Mrs. Jack (Frances) MUMMERT, Rochester.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, with the Rev. Ronald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in Chapel Cemetery, Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday until time of services.

 

Louise A. Colvin

                Louise A. COLVIN, 93, of 1224 Washington St., Plymouth, died at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, shortly after admittance.

                She was born June 2, 1893 at Chicago, Ill., to Lorent and Catherine ANDERSON ROSENSTIEHL.  She moved to Plymouth from Culver in 1978.   On July 19, 1910 in Chicago, she was married to Walter COLVIN Sr., who died April 11, 1972.  She was a former Culver Military Academy employee, and she and her husband owned and operated National Exterminators in Argos for about 25 years.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth.

                Surviving are two daughters, Louise HINDMAN, Plymouth, and Kathryn REEVE, Warsaw; three sons, Benjamin F. and Everett D. [COLVIN], both of Plymouth, and Dr. Irving [COLVIN], Orlando, Fla.; siixteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Kathryn MOSHER, Dallas, Texas.  A son and a daughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth, with the Rev. Richard OHLEMACHER officiating.  Burial will be in the family mausoleum at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from         2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.


 

Thursday, June 5, 1986

 

Lulu E. Brown

                Lulu E. BROWN, 88, Burket, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, where she had been admitted earlier that day.

                She was born April 11, 1898 in Burket to Uriah and Sarah McCLOUGHAN, and was a lifetime area resident.  She was married to Lloyd BARWICK, who died in 1951, and to Everett Earl BROWN, who died in 1965.  She had worked at the former Puckett’s Cafeteria at Warsaw, and was a member of the Methodist Church, the Atwood Widows’ Club, and was a former member of the Ruth Circle at Atwood.

                Surviving are a daughter, Frances WARREN, Burket; a step-son, Eugene, Warsaw; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dale (Kate) DINEEN, Warsaw, and Mrs. Bill (Mary) NEFF, Ohio; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.

 

H. Leslie Popp Jr.

                H. Leslie POPP Jr., 57, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday at Fort Wayne.

                He was married to former Rochester resident Carol MITCHELL, who surives.  In 1979, he retired from the Perfection Biscuit Corp., Fort Wayne, where he had been treasurer, vice president and president.  He was a Culver Military Academy graduate, a 1951 graduate of the University of Michigan, had played football in the 1950 Rose Bowl, was a member of the Trinity English Lutheran Church, Rotary and VFW, all of Fort Wayne, and was a boaard member of the American Red Cross, the American Business Bureau and the American Bakers Association.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Catherine POPP, Carlisle, Pa.; the mother, Lucile FRANKE POPP, Fort Wayne, and a brother, John F. [POPP], Fort Wayne.

                In Fort Wayne, services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Trinity English Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in the Lindenwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at Klaehn’s Wayne Street Chapel from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity English Lutheran Church or to the University of Michigan Scholarship Fund.

                [NOTE:  See Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana HANDBOOK, “Mitchell, Carol” and “Mitchell, E.L.”]

 

Friday, June 6, 1986

 

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Saturday, June 7, 1986

 

Donald A. Sommers

                Donald A. SOMMERS, 46, Rt. 2, Lucerne, died at 1:51 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial Hospital following a heart attack about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

                A Cass County deputy sheriff, he had stopped a car in Royal Center when he suffered the attack.

                He was born Nov. 26, 1939 in Howard County to Daniel and Beulah LOCKRIDGE SOMMERS.  He was married June 11, 1961 in Rochester to Karen Ann CRAIG, who survives.  He had been a Cass County deputy for six years, and had been deputy marshal at Royal Center before that.  He was a member of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church south of Metea, a member and past-president of the Lucerne Lions Club, a member of the Logansport Fraternal Order of Police and the Sheriff’s Association and had received his Fellowcraft Degree in Masonry at the Royal Center Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are the mother, of Rt. 1, Rochester; a daughter, Sheila BUSARD, Rt. 1, Logansport; four sons, Kevin D. [SOMMERS], Logansport, and Bradley C., Michael B., and Donald A. [SOMMERS] Jr., all at home; a brother, Dale SOMMERS, Rt. 1, Rochester, and three grandsons.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home in Logansport with the Rev. Tim SHAPIRO officiating.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park at Logansport.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Logansport Memorial Hospital Hospice Program.

 

Monday, June 9, 1986

 

William M. Sheets

                William M. SHEETS, 63, of 127 Marr Court, Crown Point, formerly of Winamac, died at 4 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Veterans Hospital, Chicago, Ill.

                He was born Jan. 16, 1923 at Gary to Wesley and Loda DIPERT SHEETS.  He was married May 30, 1942 to Imogene HALL, who died Aug. 24, 1978.  On April 28, 1979, he was married to Kate GRUBBS, who survives.  He was a carpenter, a member of First Christian Church at Crown Point and Glen Park Eagles Lodge at Gary, and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are four sons, William E. [SHEETS], Rochester; Theodore [SHEETS], Winamac, and Timothy and Daniel [SHEETS], both of Tulsa, Okla.; four daughters, Kay FOERG, Star City; Sue THOMAS, Winamac; Jacqueline HARTISCH, Rochester, and Carey BAUGH, Winamac; a step-daughter, Mary Jane BUKOUAC, Crown Point; a step-son, David GRUBBS, San Diego, Calif.; the mother, Loda SHEETS, Hobart, and two sisters, Betty YORKO, Portage, and Mary Lou SCHURG, Merrillville.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Revs. Lynn RAGSDALE and John STARR officiating.  The American Legion will conduct graveside services at the Pro Cemetery, Pulaski County.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and on Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m.
Johnnie S. Winterrowd

                Johnnie S. WINTERROWD, 73, of 18851 Ironwood Road, Argos, died at 5 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                He was born Nov. 23, 1912 in Marshall County to William and Nora STATER WINTERROWD, and moved from Wisconsin to Argos in 1951.  On Jan. 9,1952 at Argos, he was married to Harriett HERSHBERGER, who survives.  He retired in 1980 after working many years for the Indiana State Highway Department and as a farmer.  He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater, and was a member o the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. David (Nina) FITZGERALD, Fort Wayne; a son, Joe [WINTERROWD], Leesburg; three grandchildren; two sisters, Opal DEIDRICH and Maude LYBERT, both of Ladysmith, Wis.; a brother, Harley [WINTERROWD], of Bruce, Wis., and nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and five sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Gary EDWARDS officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday for an hour before time of services.  Memorials may be made to the Walnut Church of the Brethren and/or the Argos Emergency Medical Service.

 

Tuesday, June 10, 1986

 

Gertrude Hiland

                Gertrude HILAND, 98, Kewanna, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday at the Brethren Home at Flora.

                She was born April 17, 1888 in Pulaski County to William and Addie CRANFORD BUNN.  She was married July 21, 1904 in Knox to Frank M. HILAND, who preceded in death.  For many years, she was associated in the hardware business in Kewanna with her son, Kenneth [HILAND], who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.

                Surviving are a daughter, Ethel DAY, Flora; a son, Frank [HILAND], Maitland, Fla.; nine brandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Iona FISCEL, Logansport.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Brian HIGH officiating.  Burial will be in the Reed Cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday after 8 a.m.

 

O. E. Beal

                O. E. “Otie” BEAL, 58, Indianapolis, died Saturday at his home.

                He was born May 18, 1928 in Anderson to Otis E. and Alice MYER BEAL Sr., and lived in the In