FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1993

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

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1993

 

 

 

Saturday, January 2, 1993

 

Walter G. Wickamp

June 5, 1902 - Jan. 2, 1993

Walter G. WICKAMP, 90, formerly of Mishawaka, died at 4:40 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester.  He had been ill for 10 years.

He was born in Mishawaka to Joseph H. and Lena WICKAMP.  He was a retired civil engineer, a member of the John Purdue Club and former city engineer in Mishawaka.

Surviving with his wife, a resident of the Monticello Community Health Care Center in Monticello, are two nephews, Jeff SMITHBURN, Rochester, and Eric SMITHBURN, South Bend.

Private memorial service will be at Monticello Community Health Care Center.  Following cremation, burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka with Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, in charge of arrangements.

 

Johnny Easter

Services are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for Johnny EASTER, a former Rochester resident, who died at 6:22 a.m. Thursday in his home in Punta Gorda, Fla.

 

Monday, January 4, 1993

 

Virginia L. Cook

June 28, 1917 - Jan. 3, 1993

Virginia Lee COOK, 75, of 927 Stanley St., Logansport, died at 5:08 p.m. Sunday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born in Vanderburgh County to Tubey and Iva JENKINS TOOLEY.  She had worked at Kraft General Foods in Kendallville as a line worker.  On Jan. 17, 1934 in Terre Haute she married Robert Glen COOK, who died June 7, 1979.

Surviving is a son, Robert Lee COOK, Twelve Mile.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. William BRADY officiating.  Private burial will be Wednesday in the Sweet Cemetery in Albion.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday.


Helen L. Crocker

Oct. 3, 1905 - Jan. 1, 1993

Helen L. CROCKER, 87, of 501 Pennsylvania Ave., Plymouth, died at 11:15 a.m Friday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.

She was born in Rocheter to John W. and Ida MOORE MATHIAS.  She moved to Plymouth in 1928.  On Aug. 25, 1928 she married Charles CROCKER, who died in 1970.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth and the 20th Century Club.

Surviving are three daughters, Lucille WRIGHT, Messick, Mich.; Joyce MENSER, Plymouth, and Janet McQUEEN, Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Bill [CROCKER], Plymouth, and Ben [CROCKER], Morton, Ill.; a step-daugher, Phyllis STACHAWSKI, South Bend; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-gradchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Donna BAUER, Rockford, Ill.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Wes BROOKSHIRE officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

 

Johnny A. Easter

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for former Rochester resident Johnny A. EASTER, Punta Gorda, Fla.

The Rev. Bruce APPLEGATE will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with military graveside rites by the Rochester American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Easter died at 6:22 a.m. Thursday at his home.  He was born in Aberdeen, Miss., to James Edwin and Lilliebelle CAIN EASTER.  He moved from Rochester to Punta Gorda 12 years ago.  On Sept. 27, 1947 in Rochester he married Pauline DARR, who survives.  He was a former real property officer at Grissom Air Force Base.  He was also a retired Realtor and tax accountant.  He was a member of the Punta Gorda First Christian Church and the Punta Gorda Elks Lodge.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Marilyn) KIESLING, Punta Gorda, and Marquitta McLOCHLIN, Rochester; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Harry (Joyce) LEE, Paris, Tenn., and three brothers, Roy [EASTER], Louisville, Ky.; James [EASTER], Columbus, Miss., and Garland [EASTER], Indianapolis.  Preceding in death were a grandson and a brother.


Norma J. Evans

Aug. 8, 1930 - Jan. 2, 1993

Norma Jean EVANS, 62, of 1429 Monroe St., Rochester, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Hospital in South Bend.  She had been in failing health for two years.

She was born in Winamac to Charles and Bertha SHIDAKER BITTERLING.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County.  On July 11, 1948 in Rochester she married Robert W. EVANS, who survives.  She had worked for 26 years at the former Baxter Drugs.  She attended the First Christian Church, and she bowled in the Hoosierette League and the Friday Night Mixed League for a number of years.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Russ (Sherry Lee) ROGERS and Christina Jean EVANS, both of Rochester; her mother, Bertha BITTERLING, Rochester; two sisters, Frances WERNER, Rochester, and Annabelle SPARKS, Winamac, and a brother, Kenneth L. BITTERLING, Rochester.  Preceding in death were her father, in 1971, and a brother, Harold [BITTERLING].

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Bruce APPLEGATE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund.

 

Tuesday, January 5, 1993

 

Frances E. Booker

March 30, 1904 - Jan. 5, 1993

Frances E. BOOKER, 88, of 222 Parkview, Plymouth, died at 1:57 a.m. today in Pilgrim Manor Nurtsing Home, Plymouth.

She was born in Bremen to Charles and Alma FRANGER FETTERS.  She moved to Plymouth in 1940.  On Nov. 25, 1922 in Bremen she married Claude BOOKER, who died Jan. 10, 1962.

Surviving are two daughers, Claudine BOTTORFF, Plymouth, and Juanita WAGONER, Rochester; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a son, who died at birth.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Grace Baptist Church in Plymouth.

 

Larry G. Flenar

Larry G. FLENAR, 60, of 5403 East 650 North, Rochester (formerly of Mentone), died unexpectedly at 8:30 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Wednesday, January 6, 1993

 

Larry G. Flenar

Jan. 26, 1932 - Jan. 4, 1993

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, for Larry G. FLENAR, 60, of 5403 East 650 North, Rochester.  The Rev. Don POYSER will officiate, and burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. today.

Mr. Flenar died unexpectedly at 8 p.m. Monday in Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born to Seth and Mildred ROBBINS FLENAR in Mentone, where he lived most of his life.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years (1950-1971) and also was retired from Biomet, where he worked in quality control.  On Sept. 25, 1960 in Mentone he married Carol PETERSON, who survives.  He was a member of the VFW at Nappanee and the American Legion at Warsaw.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. James (Pamela) JACK, Leesburg, and Donna FLENAR, Rochester; four sons, Troy L. [FLENAR], Fort Recovery, Ohio; Larry D. [FLENAR], Idaho Springs, Colo.; Rick [FLENAR], Oswego, and Seth [FLENAR], Bourbon; twelve grandchildren; his mother, Mildred FLENAR CARPENTER; a sister, Mrs. Leslie (Doris) GRUBBS, Bourbon, and four brothers, Robert FLENAR and Don FLENAR, both of Mentone, and Max FLENAR and Kay FLENAR, both of Etna Green.  Preceding in death was his father.

 

James F. Engle

July 17, 1913 - Jan. 4, 1993

James F. ENGLE, 79, KenMar Trailor Court, Kewanna, died at 4 p.m. Monday at his home.

He was born in Harrison Township of Pulaski County to Frank J. and Evelyn BRUCE ENGLE.  On Feb.20, 1937 in Rochester he married Eula J. EDLIN, who died Oct. 1, 1978.  He was a retired painter.

Surviving are four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Grace CALDWELL, Bunker Hill.  Preceding in death was a son.

Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Albert Miller

Word has been received of the Dec. 24 death of Albert “Bill” MILLER, 85, in Fort Myers, Fla.

He was born and reared in Richland Township of Fulton County  He was a former sales representative for Hoover Sweepers and served in the Navy during World War ((.  After the war, he became a manufacturer’s representative for tools and gauges.  He was retired from A.D. Miller Toos and Gauges in Muncie.  In 1970 he moved to Fort Myers.  He was a member of the Muncie Elks Lodge and the Fort Myers Moose Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Ann Marie MILLER; two sisters, Thelma RICHARD, Lake Como, Fa., and Opal GRAVES, South Bend; two nieces, and four nephews.  Preceding in death was a sister, Ruth ZENTZ.

Services were Dec. 30 in the Chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Drive, Fort Myers, Fla.


Thursday, January 7, 1993

 

Augustine Burnett

Augustine BURNETT, 71, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac following an illness.

The Bonine Funeral Home in Culver is in charge of arrangements.

 

Roy L. Brown

July 24, 1920 - Jan. 6, 1993

Roy L. BROWN, 72, Rt. 1, Box 163, Burnettsville, died at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday in Mamorial Hospital in Logansport.

He was born in Salem to Charles and Bertha VOYLES BROWN.  On June 15, 1940 in Louisville, Ky., he married Edith COPELAND, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a real estate broker, operating the former Roy L. Brown Realty Company of Logansport and Monticello.  He was a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Kokomo.

Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Linda L. APPLETON, Logansport; Patsy A. DECKER and Jo Ellen CARNES, both of St. Peters, Mo., and Janis F. ALBRIGHT, Warsaw; eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 303 W. Market St., Logansport, with the Rev. William A. MALONEY officiating.  Burial will be in the New London Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday.

 

James F. Engle

July 17, 1913 - Jan. 4, 1993

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, for James F. ENGLE, 79, KenMar Trailer Court, Kewanna.

The Rev. Richard WYGANT will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Engle died at 4 p.m. Monday in his home.  He was born in Harrison Township of Pulaski County to Frank J. and Evelyn BRUCE ENGLE.  On Feb. 20, 1937 in Rochester he married Eula J. EDLIN, who died Oct. 1, 1978.  He was a retired painter.

Surviving are four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Grace CALDWELL, Bunker Hill.  Preceding in death was a son.

 

Friday, January 8, 1993

 

Mary R. Crump

Mary R. CRUMP, 89, a resident of Rochester Nursing Home since October and formerly of Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 3:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

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


Augustine Burnett

Feb. 14, 1921 - Jan. 6, 1993

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, for Augustine BURNETT, 71, Rt. 1, Monterey.

The Rev. Lee J. JACKSON will officiate and burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday.

Mrs. Burnett died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac following an illness.  She was born in McGhee, Ark., to Joseph and Ella COWEN JOHNSON.  She moved from Chicago to Monterey in 1968.  She was a member of the Kingsford Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Galvester SANDERS, Chicago; a granddaughter; five sisters, Alice RUTH, Pine Bluff, Ark.; Ruby GILDER, Chicago; Pearl WILLIAMS, Arkansas; Reva JOHNSON, Rockford, Ill., and Esther FLOWERS, Wrightville, Ark., and two brothers, George JOHNSON, Monterey, and Fred JOHNSON, Little Rock, Ark.

 

Saturday, January 9, 1993

 

Mary R. Crump

Oct. 28, 1903 - Jan. 8, 1993

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Mary R. CRUMP, 89, a resident of Rochester Nursing Home since Oct. 16 and formerly of Rt. 1, Kewanna.

The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate and burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac.  Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Sunday.

Mary died at 3:55 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She was born in Pulaski County to Bryson E. and Daisy HAZEN CRUMP.  She had lived her life in Fulton and Pulaski counties.  Her husband, Vern HOLLAND, died 18 years ago

Surviving are a step-son, James F. HOLLAND, Miami, Fla., ad three nephews, John CRUMP, Greenwood, and Jimmy CRUMP and Leonard CRUMP, both of Indianapolis.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Martin CRUMP and John CRUMP.

 

Monday, January 11, 1993

 

Margory P. Gordon

June 28, 1907 - Jan. 9, 1993

Margory P. GORDON, 85, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 8:03 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.

She was born in Monticello, Ill., to Robert and Fannie STRINGER SUMNER.  She moved from Highland to Aubbeenaubbee Township in 1952.  On Feb. 6, 1937 at St. Joseph, Mich., she married Cecil G. GORDON, who died Jan. 20, 1990.

Surviving are three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four nieces, and two nephews.  Preceding in death was a daughter, June NAPOLS.

There will be no services or visitation.  Burial will be in the Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.  The Bonine Funeral Home in Culver is in charge of arrangements.

 

Harold E. Maddux

Harold Eugene MADDUX, 75, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday at Lake Placid (Fla.) Medical Center.

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


Addie M. Staley

Jan. 15, 1929 - Jan. 10, 1993

Addie M. STALEY, 63, of 356 E. Barner St., Frankfort, died at 9 a.m. Sunday in the Clinton County Hospital following several years’ illness.

She was born in Clinton County to Kenneth E. and Helen L. BRUNSWIG SMITH.  On Nov. 28, 1946 she married Robert L. STALEY, who survives.  Mr. Staley was born and reared in Fulton County.  She was a retired opthalmologist’s assistant for Dr. Raymond McDonald in Frankfort and Dr. Enz in Lafayette.  She was a member of the East Side Christian Church and its Willing Workers Sunday School Class.  She graduated from Frankfort High School in 1947 and took opthalmology training in Indianapolis.

Surviving with her husband are a son, Wayne [STALEY], Frankfort; two grandchildren; her mother, of Willard, Ohio; three sisters, Betty GRIFFIS, Frankfort; Mary Lou LEWIS, Fairmount, and Myrna DILLMAN, Willard, Ohio, and a brother, Kenneth SMITH, Cottonwood, Ariz.  Preceding in death was a son, Harold D. [STALEY], in 1964.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, with the Rev. Andy MASON officiating.  Burial will be in the Bunnell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Tuesday, January 12, 1993

 

Sanford G. Boyer

March 27, 1907 - Jan. 11, 1993

Sanford G. BOYER, 86, Syracuse, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday at his home following an extended illness.

He was born in Silver Lake to Aaron and Effie NEAL BOYER.  On Sept. 8, 1934 he married Mildred BENGE, who survives.  He moved from Macy to Syracuse in 1966.  He retired in 1972 from the Vega Corporation.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Alberta JONES, Macy; two sons, Marshall BOYER and Douglas IHNEN, both of Syracuse; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eastlund-Harris Funeral Home in Syracuse with the Rev. Harlan STEFFEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Ulery Memorial Cemetery near Silver Lake.  Friends may call from 5-8 .m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


Harold E. Maddux

Sept. 21, 1917 - Jan. 9, 1993

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Harold Eugene MADDUX, 75, Rt. 2, Rochester.

The Rev. Irvin BEHM will officiate and burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Maddux died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in Lake Placid (Fla.) Medical Center.  He had been in failing health for four years.  He was born north of Athens to Dee and Edith McINTIRE MADDUX.  He spent his winters in Lake Placid.  On Feb. 4, 1939 in Akron he married Marjorie L. TOWNE, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and attended the Athens Church.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Betty) SWICK, Akron; a son, Joe E. [MADDUX], Taipei, Taiwan; five grandchildren, Mrs. Jack (Debra) BLACKSTEN and Doug SWICK, both of Warsaw; Denise WEBB, Athens, and Jason MADDUX and Jessica MADDUX, both of Taipei; a great-granddaughter, and five step-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was an infant sister.

 

Wednesday, January 13, 1993

 

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Thursday, January 14, 1993

 

Betty L. Drerup Miller

Nov. 26, 1919 - Jan. 13, 1993

Betty L. DRERUP MILLER, 73, of 1516 Long Beach Drive, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born in Wabash to Harry and Alma DeARMOND.  She moved to Rochester 20 years ago from Bloomington.  She had also lived in Logansport.  On Oct. 19, 1972 in Bloomington she married Thomas O. MILLER, who survives.

Surviving with her husband are five daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Deborah A.) SMITH, Logansport; Mrs. Leo (Patricia) SCHERSCHAL, Indianaplis; Mrs. Maynard (Pamela) THOMPSON, Cadillac, Mich.; Mary Beth MILLER, Seattle, Wash., and Carolyn MILLER, Alexandria,Va.; five sons, Edward H. DRERUP III, Logansport; Fred MILLER, Chatham, Mass.; Scott MILLER, New Providence, N.J.; Jeffrey MILLER, Lincoln University, Pa., and Mark MILLER, Crawfordsville; eleven grandchildren; a great-grandson, and a brother, James L. DeARMOND, Wabash.  Preceding in death was a sister.

Arranements are pending at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Douglas B. Kindig

July 30, 1914 - Jan. 13, 1993

Douglas B. KINDIG, 78, Rt. 1, Bunker Hill, died at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born in Miami County to Rudolph and Effie CHAPIN KINDIG.  On June 12, 1948 he married Mickey HARDEN, who died March 12, 1969.  As a member of the Seabees during World War II, he received three campaign ribbons with oak leaf clusters for participating in the invasions of Bouganville, the Solomon Islands and Guadalcanal.  He also received the World War II Victory Medal.  He was a retired building contractor, a member and past-commander of the Bunker Hill VFW and a charter member of American Legion Post 14.

Surviving are two sons, Rick KINDIG and Randy KINDIG, both of Bunker Hill; a step-son, Ronald BEHNY, Denver; six grandchildren, and a sister, Roberta DICE, Peru.  Preceding in death were two brothers and a sister.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with Dr. R. Larry SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Springdale Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.  Military graveside services will be conducted by the Bunker Hill VFW.

 

Friday, January 15, 1993

 

Betty L. Drerup Miller

Nov. 26, 1919 - Jan. 13, 1993

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for Betty L. DRERUP MILLER, 72, of 1516 Long Beach Drive.

The Rev. James MILLER will officiate and burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m. Saturday and after noon Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.

Mrs. Miller died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.

 

Saturday, January 16, 1993

 

Kiersten Anne Maclin

Jan. 13, 1993 - Jan. 13, 1993

Kiersten Anne MACLIN, newborn daughter of Maxwell and Rebecca STAYTON MACLIN of Kokomo, died Wednesday in Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

Surviving with her parents are a brother, Clinton [MACLIN], at home the maternal grandparents, Ralph and Linda STAYTON, Leiters Ford; the paternal grandparents, Theodore and Bernice MACLIN, Maywood, Ill, and the maternal step-grandmother, Ilene TABLER, Logansport.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Highland Park Church, Kokomo, with the Rev. Edwin VASICEK officiating.  Priate burial services will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery.  Friends may call after noon today at the church.  France-Wilson Colonial Mortuary in Kokomo is in charge of arrangements.


Lowell L. Dant

March 24, 1927 - Jan. 12, 1993

Lowell Lester DANT, 65, of 2076 E. Sycamore Drive, died at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday in South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He was vice president of AdVance Magnetics Co., Rochester.

Mr. Dant was born in Indianapolis, and moved to Rochester from Goodland 13 years ago.  He was married March 24, 1951 in Indianapolis to Ramona AMICK, who survives.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the VFW, the Elks and Eagles lodges, the American Legion and the International Electrical Engineers Association.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Les Ann DENT, Norman, Okla., and a son, Lester [DANT], of Mishawaka.

Private memorial services were conducted.  Alford’s Mortuary, South Bend, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Richard L. Clary

Richard L. CLARY, 67, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 5:14 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

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

 

Ray D. Burroughs

March 22, 1901 - Jan. 15, 1993

Ray D. BURROUGHS, 91, of 333 W. Walnut St., Argos, died at 1:50 p.m. Friday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for six weeks.  He had been in failing health for two years.

He was born in North Dakota to David and Susie MARKLEY BURROUGHS. On Oct. 26, 1927 in Niles, Mich., he married Evelyn G. WHISMAN, who survives.  He was associated with the Burroughs Insurance Agency of Argos for 35 years before retiring in 1965.  Following his retirement, he was office manager for Colonial Mobile Home Court, Argos, for a number of years.  He was a deacon at the Walnut Church of the Brethren and a charter member and past president of the Argos Lions Club.  He lived most of his life in the Argos area.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Connie) LOWE, Hollywood, Fla.; Mrs. Loren (Susanna) CARSWELL, Culver, and Mrs. Richard (Mary) RICHEY, Westminster,Calif.; a son, Willis [BURROUGHS], Argos; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and a brother, Otto [BURROUGHS], New Port Richey, Fla.  Preceding in death were a sister and four brothers.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos, with the Revs. Wilbur FISCHER and Ammon WENGER officiating.  Burial will be at the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and at the church Tuesday for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the church or charity.


Monday, January 18, 1993

 

Richard L. Clary

March 30, 1925 - Jan. 15, 1933

Richard L. CLARY, 67, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 5:14 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital following a short illness.

He was born to Harvey and Elva Grace LOWE CLARY Sr. in Fulton County, where he lived his entire life.  On June 27, 1947 in Rochester he married Patricia “Pat” HOFFMAN, who survives.  He was the owner and manager of Modern Graphics in Peru, and previously had owned The Shopper in Miami County for 24 years.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, where he served as a trustee and elder.  He was also a member of the Rochester Masonic, I.O.O.F., Manitou Moose and Elks lodges, Phi Delta Kappa of Peru, CPS Community Papers of Indiana, and the IFPA Independent Free Papers Association.

Surviving with his wife are a son, James [CLARY], Peru; a grandson, Erick CLARY, Peru; three nieces whom he reared, Mrs. LaVern (Patti) HIBNER, Kissimmee,Fla.; Janet HOFFMAN, Zionsville, and Mrs. Denis (Susan) Van LAKE, Kewanna; a nephew, and a brother, Harvey CLARY Jr., Rochester.  Preceding in death was a daughter, Jane Ann [CLARY], on Jan. 6, 1953.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Al HAZEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, the American Heart Association or the Cancer Fund.

 

Edythe M. Flohr

Aug. 7, 1899 - Jan. 17, 1993

Edythe May FLOHR, 93, Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester, died at 8:11 a.m. Sunday in Wabash County Hospital in Wabash.  She was formerly of Disko.

She was born in Wabash County to Tilden F. and Ruth A. COPPOCK ENGELMAN.  On June 28, 1917 in Gilead she married Ivan Albert FLOHR, who died May 26, 1964.  She had been a member of the former Disko United Methodist Church and its Women’s Mission Society.

Surviving are a son, James E. [FLOHR], Boring, Ore.; two grandchildren, the Rev. Kerry L. FLOHR, Eagle Creek, Ore., and Kim M. FLOHR, Billings, Mont.; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Bernice L. ENGELMAN, North Manchester.  Preceding in death was a sister, Mary Ellen ENGELMAN.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Dr. James E. FLOHR officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Henry L. Tilden

Henry L. “Hank” TILDEN, 87, formerly of Rt. 1, Macy, died at 9:28 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Peru, where he lived.

Hartzler Funeral Home in Akron is in charge of arrangements.


Charles E. Sohl

Oct. 6, 1910 - Jan. 17, 1993

Charles Edwards SOHL, 82, of 1726 Colonial Road, Colonial Bay Condominiums, died at 5:05 a.m. Sunday in Woodlawn Hospital following a short illness.  He was formerly of Noblesville.

He was born in Noblesville to Walter E and Emma EDWARDS SOHL.  On July 6, 1936 in Indianapolis he married Esther HOHLT, who survives.  He retird in 1972 from Wainwright Bank and Trust Company.  He was a 1928 graduate of Noblesville High School.  He attended Butler University, where he was the captain of the softball team in 1932.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge, VFW and American Legion, all of Rochester, the Phi Deta Theta Fraternity and the Eagles in Noblesville.  He served with the 99th Naval Seabee Construction Battalion during World War II.

Surviving with his wife are a sister, Virginia SOHL BURKHARDT, Palmetto, Fla.; three nephews, and a niece.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Randall and Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville, with the Dr. James A. CARPENTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, and after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Randall and Robert Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Aerican Cancer Society.  Arrangements are by Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Wayne McManus

Feb. 15, 1918 - Jan. 17, 1993

Wayne McMANUS, 74, of 719 E. Market St., Logansport, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at Chase Convalescent Center in Logansport.

He was born in Cass County to Dennis and Goldie STEWART McMANUS.  He retired after 30 years’ service from Apha Industries in Logansport. He was an Army veteran of World War II, receiving an Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with a star, a Philipping Liberation Ribbon, a Good Conduct Medal and a Victory Medal.

Surviving are four sisters, Marie MITTICA, Rt. 4, Logansport; Rebecca REICHARD and Merl REICHARD, both of Rochester; two brothers, Rayburn McMANUS, Logansport, and Dennis McMANUS, Rochester, andf several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a sister and two brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Art MALONEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, with military honors.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Center in Logansport.


Thelma K. Smith

July 26, 1917 - Jan. 15, 1993

Services were at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, north of Akron, for Thelma K. SMITH, 75, Claypool (Beaver Dam Lake).  She was formerly of Alexandria.

The Rev. Ersel POTTS officiated.  The Rev. Jerry YANCEY will officiate a second service at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Owens Funeral Home, Alexandria, where friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today.  Burial will be in the Alexandria I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Smith died at 5:50 p.m. Friday in Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw following a brief illness.  She was born in Plymouth to the Rev. W. Ray and Mrs. R. Edna CRAMER KUHN.  On Dec. 10, 1937 in Anderson she married Kenneth A. SMITH, who died Fevb. 21, 1973.  She was a member of the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Joyce A. MORGAN, Alexandria; two sons, Dennis R. [SMITH], Bourbon, and Stephen C. [SMITH], Elwood eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Miriam) OLSEN and Carol F. KUHN, both of South Bend.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 1993

 

Henry L. Tilden

March 29, 1904 - Jan. 17, 1993

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Henry L. “Hank” TILDEN, 88, Rt. 2, Macy.

The Rev. Donald RITCHEY will officiate ad burial will be in the Enterprise [Tombaugh] Cemetery at Roann.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.

Mr. Tilden died at 9:28 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, where he was a resident.  He was born in Miami County to Herman A. and Tresa LANDIS TILDEN.  On July 19, 1930 in Rochester he married Edith HARTZLER, who lives at their Macy home.  He had worked as a farmer, a truck driver and at a sawmill.  He attended the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, north of Denver.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Dennis [TILDEN], Macy; a grandson, Jeffrey TILDEN, Blissfield, Mich.; a sister, Mary WRIGHT, Rochester, and a brother, Russell “Chub” TILDEN, Logansport.  Preceding in death was a son, Ronald [TILDEN], in July 1971, and a brother,Zenthon TILDEN.


Miriam P. Zartman

June 3, 1906 - Oct. 18, 1992

Word has been received of the Oct. 18 death of Miriam P. ZARTMAN, 84, of Richardson, Texas.

A memorial service was conducted Nov. 2 in the First United Methodist Church, 511 Public Ave., Beloit, Wis. 53511, to which memorials may be made.  Restland Funeral Home in Dallas,Texas, was in charge of arrangements.

She was born in Macy to Elbert and Mary Elba POWELL.  On June 22, 1929 in Macy she married Myron ZARTMAN, who died July 29, 1971.  She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught 30 years at Merrell and Morgan in Beloit school and also at Macy.  She was a graduate of the Universit of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  She was a member of the Beloit Area and the National Retired Teachers associations, Wisconsin Educators Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and the Eastern Star.  She was a co-writer of the social studies guide used by Beloit schools, which named her teacher of the month in November, 1960.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara K. VIA, Richardson, and Mary ARCHER, Maryland Heights, Mo.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary WEAR, LaGrange, and two nieces, Carol HURTS, Mentone, and Anita POWELL, Rochester.  Preceding in death was a brother, Ellis POWELL, Macy.

 

Jo Ellen Reinig

May 24, 1953 - Jan. 11, 1993

Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church of Fort Wayne for Jo Ellen CASTLEMAN REINIG, 39, Fort Wayne.

The Rev. Martin HUNCKLER officiated and burial was in the Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne.  D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrantements.  Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Wildlife Society or the Argos Dollars for Scholars of Argos Community Schools.

Mrs. Reinig died at 10:15 p.m. Jan. 11, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  She was born in Argos to Rex and Betty COWEN CASTLEMAN.  She was employed as an office supervisor for Project Design and Piping in Fort Wayne, where she had lived for 20 years.

Surviving are her husband, Albert REINIG; three daughters, Danielle Lynn [REINIG], Tamara Jo [REINIG] and Cassandra Nicole HULL, all at home a step-daughter, Heidi REINIG, at home; two step-sons, Jeff REINIG, Fort Wayne, and Ryan REINIG, at home; her parents, Rex and Betty COWEN, Argos; two brothers, John CASTLEMAN, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Andrew CASTLEMAN, Indianapolis, and aunts, uncles and cousins.  Preceding in death was a brother, Brent [CASTLEMAN].


E. Faye Banks

Nov. 5, 1928 - Jan. 17, 1993

E. Faye BANKS, 64, of Fort Wayne, died at 11:08 a.m. Sunday in the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

She was born in Rochester to Edward W. and Annabelle DRISCOLL SWANGO.  She moved to Fort Wayne in 1937.  She was married to Bobbie HERRICK, who died in 1963.  She then married Jeff BANKS, who died in 1961.  She retired in 1985 as a surgical technician of Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital after 22 years’ service.  She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, was on the board of directors of the Allen County League for the Blind and was a volunteer for the Area III Council on Aging.

Surviving are three daughters, Judy A. PEREZ, Connis S. HERRICK-EASLEY and Judith H. HERRICK, all of Fort Wayne; two sons, Michael E. HERRICK and David L. HERRICK, both of Fort Wayne two step-daughters, Karen WYSONG, Connecticut, and Brenda BOTTERON, Grabill; two step-sons, Jeffery BANKS, Connecticut, and Donald BANKS, Angola; twenty-four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy SHEETS, Fort Wayne, and two brothers, Joe SWANGO, Rochester, and Edward SWANGO, Florida.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, with the Revs. James McCARTY and Jack SORLIE officiating.  Burial will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Wednesday, January 20, 1993

 

Esther Wolf

Esther WOLF, 98, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Peabody Memorial Home, North Manchester, where she had lived for several years.  Prior to moving to the home, she had resided all her life in Fulton County.

Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Theo C. Turner

Theo Charles “Ted” TURNER, 65, Rt. 1, Box 414, Claypool (Beaver Dam Lake), died at 12:17 p.m. Tuesday in Kosciusko County Hospital in Warsaw.

Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Thursday, January 21, 1993

 

Theo C. Turner

Feb. 27, 1927 - Jan. 19, 1993

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Theo Charles “Ted” TURNER, 65, of 9804 South 750 West, Beaver Dam Lake, Claypool.

The Rev. Ersel POTTS will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.  Mr. Turner died at 12:17 p.m. Tuesday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, following a short illness.

He was born in Grant County to Lawrence and Laura MILLER TURNER.  He had lived in Kokomo.  On Sept. 22, 1982 in Van Buren he married Shirley CONNER, who survives.  He retired in 1988 from Chrysler Corporation of Kokomo as a tool and die maker.  He was the owner and operator of Beaver Dam Bait and Cafe.  He was an Army Air Force Veteran of World War II, a member of the North Manchester Moose Lodge and the United Auto Workers and was a graduate of Van Buren High School.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. David (Deena) KOLLIN, Claypool, and Mrs. Pat (Melanie) TREECE, Weston, Ohio; three sons, Charles and Kyle [TURNER], both of Claypool, and Gerald [TURNER], San Bernardino, Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Herb (Linda) HILDEBRAND and Mrs. Bill (Sherry) MOHLER, both of Logansport; ten grandchildren; his mother Laura RINGER, Claypool, and nine step-sisters and eight step-brothers.

 

Esther Wolf

Sept. 29, 1894 - Jan. 19, 1993

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for Esther WOLF, 98, of Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.

The Rev. Carl RICKS will officiate and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday.

Miss Wolf died at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday at Peabody.  The daughter of Abraham and Hannah FLATTER WOLF, she lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.

Surviving are a nephew, Robert BLACKETOR, Medford, Ore.; three nieces, Deloris McGREW, Fulton; Bonnie DAVIS, Aurora, and Bertha COOK, North Manchester, and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  Preceding in death were two sisters and three brothers.


Friday, January 22, 1993

 

John K. Frushour

May 15, 1934 - Jan. 21, 1993

John Kelly FRUSHOUR, 58, Rt. 1, Logansport, died at 10:22 p.m. Thursday in his home.

He was born in Burnettsville to John and Clara KELLY FRUSHOUR.  On April 7, 1956 in Lucerne he married Sharon “Susie” COX, who survives. He was the prime meat shop manager at Marsh Supermarket in Logansport and he also farmed in Noble Township of Cass County.  He was an Army veteran and was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Church in Lucerne and the Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Beth BEHNY, Kokomo; a son, Michael [FRUSHOUR], Kewanna; a grandson; two sisters, Loretta STREU and Helen COLEMAN, both of Logansport, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death was a brother.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the All Saints Cathokc Church in Logansport with Father Donald GROSS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society-Cass County Unit or the Memorial Hospital Hospice Program.

 

Eugene L. Davidson

Nov. 3, 1926 - Jan. 21, 1993

Eugene L. DAVIDSON, 66,  of 1131 E. Ewing Ave., South Bend, died at 8 a.m. Thursday in his home.

He was born in Rochester to Samuel and Louise ADAMSON DAVIDSON.  He moved from Plymouth to South Bend in 1951.  On Jan. 23, 1989 inSouth Bend he married Frieda GEE, who survives.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Moose Lodge, VFW and Teamstrs Union, all of South Bend.  He was formerly a dock worker at the Tucker Frieight Lines in South Bend.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Harold [DAVIDSON], South Bend; three step-daughters, Karen HAWBLITZEL, Warsaw, and Barbara WISE, Lakeville; a grandchild; seven step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandson; two sisters, Donnabell SHERLAND, Walkerton, and Patricia BARTLEY, Riverview, Fla., and two brothers, Herbert DAVIDSON and Russell DAVIDSON, both of Rochester.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Guisinger Colonial Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, with the Rev. Bonnie LIEBER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.   Memorials may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church.


Saturday, January 23, 1993

 

K. Mae Miller

April 12, 1907 - Jan. 22, 1993

K. Mae MILLER, 85, Roann, died at 10:50 a.m. Friday at Wabash County Hospital in Wabash.

She was born in Roann to Jasper and Rose Etta NEAL MILAM.  Her first marriage was to Frank SHAVER, who preceded in death.  On July 23, 1978 she married Lloyd MILLER, who survives.  She was a member of the Roann First Brethren Church and the Gideon Auxiliary.  She worked at CTS in Elkhart for 47 years as a production worker for the telephone supply company.  She was a literacy tutor for 12 years.

Surviving with her husband are a son, Terry MILLER, Rochester; two grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby SEITNER, Winona Lake; Mary RHODES, Berne, and Maxine SMITH, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a brother, Paul MILAM, Beaver Dam.  Preceding in death were three brothers and a sister.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Roann Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home.  Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society.

 

Monday, January 25, 1993

 

Helen B. Shoemaker

Jan. 3, 1909 - Jan. 23, 1993

Helen Beatrice SHOEMAKER, 84, of 2211 Hillcrest Drive, Plymouth, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital in Plymouth following a two-week illness.

She was born in Paulding County, Ohio to Earl M. and Fay H. MURPHY SHIMER.  She was formerly of Argos.  On Aug. 31, 1929 in Chicago she married Ralph SHOEMAKER, who died Nov. 18, 1975.  She retired 20 years ago as a doctor’s receptionist.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church and the Christian Women’s Association.

Surviving are a son, Robert [SHOEMAKER], Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Ben (Cathy) CLOUGH, Plymouth; Michael SHOEMAKER, Knoxville, and Mrs. William (Karen) WOODRUFF, Huntersville, N.C., and two great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a brother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES and Dr. Donald C. LACY officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church or the Visiting Nurse Association.

 

Tuesday, January 26, 1993

 

J. Richard Newell

J. Richard “Dick” NEWELL, 68, of 816 Fulton Ave., died early today in South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Dovie F. Weida

Aug. 6, 1921 - Jan. 25, 1903

Dovie F. WEIDA, 71, of 225 W. North St., Akron, died at 10:23 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital following three years of failing health.

She was born in Tippecanoe County to Obie and Ethel (BELL) BELL.  On Sept. 30, 1945 in Monticello she married Beecher L. WEIDA, who survives.  She attended the Akron Church of God, where she had taught Sunday School for many years where she was a former member of the Marionettes Missionary Society.  She had also been a member of the former Akron Women’s Club.

Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Jo Ann) HANSEN,Wabash; a son, John [WEIDA], Akron; four grandchildren, Dennis SHOEMAKER, Lagro; Denise SHOEMAKER, Wabash; Johna KASER, Columbia City, and Jena WEIDA, Akron; four great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Dorthea STEELE, Lafayette; Mrs. Boyd (Margaret) MARTIN, Royal Center, and Mrs. Art (Ruth) CARNAHAN, Monticello.  Preceding in death were a sister and two brothers.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Akron Church of God with Pastor James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home in Akron, and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Akron Church of God or the Akron Emergency Medical Services.

 

Misha D. Nies

Aug. 17, 1951 - Jan. 26, 1903

Misha D. NIES, 41, Rt. 2, Box 57, Royal Center, died at 6:35 a.m. Today in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Logansport to Robert E. and Irene L. SWAYZEE PICKENS.  On June 5, 1971 in Logansport she married Edward L. NIES, who survives.  She was a 1969 graduate of Caston High school and a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Lucerne.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Jennifer D. NIES, West Lafayette, and Megan D. NIES, at home; two sons, Robert K. NIES, Vincennes, and Joseph E. NIES, at home; her mother, Irene PICKENS, Lucerne; a brother, Michael PICKENS, Lucerne, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in deth was her father.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Gordon WAGNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.  Memorials may be made to the Altar and Rosary Society of the church.


Wednesday, January 27, 1993

 

J. Richard Newell

Sept. 11, 1924 - Jan. 26, 1993

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church for J. Richard “Dick” NEWELL, 68, of 816 Fulton Ave., the building commisioner for the City of Rocheter.

The Rev. C. Allan HAZEN will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Bruce APPLEGATE.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Fanily Funeral Home, Rochesteer, where the Lions Club will conduct an 8 p.m. memorial service.  The American Legion and VFW posts will conduct graveside military rites.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or the Lions Club.

Mr. Newell died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He was born to Manford and Lucille PASCHALL NEWELL in Fulton County, where he lived most of his life.  On Aug. 29, 1947 in Rochester he married Ellen L. BUNNELL, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter and building contractor, and had been the Rochester building commissioner for a number of years.

He was a trustee and elder of the First Christian Church, a member of the Rochester Lions Club, American Legion and Rochester Bowling Association, and was active in the Fulton County United Ministries.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Al (Peggy) FISHBURN, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Jerry (Sue) WEST, Traverse City, Mich., and Diana PERDUE, Rochester; two grandchildren, Mark and Patrick WEST, Traverse City; two sisters, Barbara WYNN, Rochester, and Nancy DUZENBERY, Akron, and nieces and nephews.

 

Mary R. Brower

Word has been received of the Dec. 8 death of Mary Ruth BROWER, 75, of Naples, Fla.

Memorial services were Dec. 11 in the Lely Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Harold B. BROWN Jr. officiating.  Pittman Chapel, 3080 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, was in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Brower moved from Anderson to Naples in 1978.  She was a member of the Lely Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Fred L. BROWER (a 1934 graduate of Rochester High School); a daughter, Carolyn HARRISON; two grandchildren; a sister, Dolly GAINS, Anderson, and two brothers, George BLOOMER, Anderson, and Wayne BLOOMER, Deerfield, Tenn.


Elmer L. Dickey

Dec. 26, 1899 - Jan. 25, 1993

Elmer L. DICKEY, 93, formerly of Rt. 2, Akron, died at 11:18 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Mnor in Warsaw, where he had lived for seven years.

He was born in Franklin Township of Kosciusko County to J. Frank and Alta ENGLE DICKEY.  On Dec. 26, 1926 he married Banche Marie MILLER, who died Oct. 27, 1983.  He was a retired farmer and had raised registered Hampshire hogs and Hereford cattle.  He was a member of the Akron Church of God and the Farmers Union.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Marcella) MEREDITH, Burket, and Mrs. Stan (Carol Ann) SHEWMAN, Akron; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two sisters. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Akron Church of God with Pastor James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, north of Akron.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

 

Thomas J. Griffin

Dec. 25, 1928 - Jan. 25, 1993

Thomas James “Tim” GRIFFIN, 64, Lafayette, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, where he was admitted that afternoon.

He had attended Kewanna Elementary School for one or two years.  In 1975 he formed the 42nd Royal Highlanders Band of pipes, fifes and drums which performed at the Fulton County Historical Society’s Trail of Courage a number of times.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Central Presbyterian Church of Lafayette.  Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the Royal Highlanders will conduct a memorial service.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel.  Memorials may be made to the 42nd Royal Highlanders, 2043 S. Ninth St., Lafayette 47905.

 

Thursday, January 28, 1993

 

Wilber J. Rude

Aug. 14, 1917 - Jan. 27, 1993

Wilber J. RUDE, 75, Kewanna, died at 10:56 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born in Winamac to Newton and Geneva DePOY RUDE.  On Sept. 8, 1940 in Winamac he married Esther JUMP, who survives.  A retired farmer, he drove a Union Township School Corporation bus for 33 years.  He was a member of the Kewanna Church of Christ, where he served as trustee and on the church board.  He was trustee of the Kewanna Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery and a member of the Kewanna Saddle Club and the Union Township Pinhook Grange.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Stephen [RUDE], Rochestera, and Robert J. [RUDE], Kewanna; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Arlene STIENMAN, Logansport, and Leona GOOD and Delores HOLLER, both of Argos, and two brothers, Lawrence RUDE, Logansport, and Newton RUDE Jr., Sheridan.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kewanna Church of Christ with the Rev. Clifford GANO officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m.Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the church.


Ben S. Konieczny

April 12, 1907 - Jan. 26, 1993

Ben S. KONIECZNY, 85, LaPorte, died at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday in LaPorte Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Michigan City to Thomas and Helen SNIEKOWSKI KONIECZNY.  He lived most of his life in LaPorte.  On April 25, 1931 in LaPorte he married Rochester native Annabell NEWCOMER, who survives.  He was retired from Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Corporation.  He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a former member of the Polish Falcons of American.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Leona URYGA, Michigan City, and Sharon MURRAY, LaPorte; a son, James [KONIECZNY], Tulsa, Okla; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Natalie SUPANIK, Port Charlotte, Fla., and Jeanette KONIECZNY, LaPorte; a brother, Matthew KONIECZNY, Hudson Lake, and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were a daughtter, a son and two brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred heart Catholic Church, 128 Bach St., Porte, with the Rev. John J. STREBIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Patton Cemetery in LaPorte.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Easling Funeral Home, 1117 Indiana Ave., LaPorte.  The Rosary will be recited at      7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

 

Friday, January 29, 1993

 

Dorothy B. Bach

Nov. 11, 1923 - Jan. 28, 1993

Dorothy B. BACH, 69, Mentone, died at 2 a.m. Thursday at Kosciusko Community Hospital

She was born in Rochester to Ernest H. and Cloie BIDDINGER LEWIS, and had resided most of her life in Kosciusko County.  On June 26, 1948 she married Edwin BACH, who died Feb. 25, 1978.  She had assisted her husband with well drilling and excavating.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mentone and its missionary Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Janice) McPECK and Mrs. Dan (Jane) WYATT, both of Warsaw; a son, James [BACH], Warsaw; three grandchildren; her parents, Ernest and Cloie LEWIS, Palestine, and a brother, Raymond LEWIS, Mentone.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sherland St., Warsaw, with the Rev. Paul JAMES officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Kosciusko County Diabetes Association.

 

Saturday, January 30, 1993

 

Evelyn Singrey

Evelyn SINGREY, 79, of 13211 Juniper Road, Argos, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday at Heart of Flowers Hospital in Haines City, Fla.

Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home in Argos.


William E. Belcher

Sept. 23, 1909 - Jan. 29, 1993

William Eugene BELCHER, 83, Rt. 4, Box 48, Rochester, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday in Life Care Center following an illness.

He was born in Benton, Ill., to Claude and Florence BELCHER.  He moved from Kewanna to Rochester in 1931.  On March 15, 1931 in Gary he married Margart M. JUMP, who died May 31, 1992.  He retired from farming 18 years ago.  He was a member of Grace Unirted Methodist Church and the Gideons.

Surviving are two sons, Richard E. [BELCHER], and Mickey E. [BELCHER], both of Rochester; six grandchildren, Dr. Daniel BELCHER, Terry BELCHER and Nancy BELCHER, all of Indianapolis; Cynthia BELCHER, Bloomington, and Andrea BELCHER and Debra BELCHER, both of Rochester, and a sister, Muriel JONES, Danville, Ill.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Gideons or the American Cancer Society.

 

Monday, February 1, 1993

 

Darrell Burden Sr.

Sept. 27, 1946 - Jan. 30, 1993

Darrell E.. BURDEN Sr., 46, of 4510 State St., Delong, died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at South Bend Memorial Hospital following an illness.

He was born in Central City, Ky., to Shirley and Nancy JOHNSON BURDEN.  On July 21, 1966 at Central City he married Jacqueline DURALL who survives.  He moved from Chicato to Aubbeenaubbee Township three years ago.  He was a self-employed general contractor.

Surviving with his wife are four sons, Darrell [BURDEN] and Darrell Joe [BURDEN], both of Delong, Michael [BURDEN], Chicago, and Tony [BURDEN], Boston, Mass.; four grandchildren; his father, Shirley BURDEN, Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Leara HAYES, Louisville, and four brothers, Charles BURDEN, Hawesville, Ky.; Paul BURDEN, Powderly, Ky.; Carlton BURDEN, Louisville, and James BURDEN, Chicago.  Preceding in death was his mother.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  There will be no visitation.  The Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.


Elsie L. Sternberg

Jan 25, 1891 - Jan. 31, 1993

Elsie Loma STERNBERG, 102, Chicago Ridge Nursing Home, Chicago, Ill., died at 8 a.m. Sunday in Christ Community Hospital in Chicago.

She was born in Iowa.  She lived inArgos for 20 years until moving back to Chicago 12 years ago.  On May 15, 1910 in chicago she married Harry W. STERNBERG, who died in 1951.  She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Chicago.

Surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Jerry (Bette) HOME, Palos Hills, Ill.; Genn A. STERNBERG, Bemidjim, Minn., and Donald L. STERNBERG, Gary, and a great-granddaughter.  A son, Genn Evan STERNBERG, died in 1986.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.  There will be no visitation.

 

Ruby Gottschalk

May 14, 1913 - Jan. 29, 1993

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, for Ruby GOTTSCHALK, 79, Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

The Rev. Robert H. MILLER Jr., was to officiate and burial was to be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  The VFW Auxiliary conducted a memorial service on Sunday.

Mrs. Gottschalk died at 9:35 p.m. Friday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Fulton County to Fred and Alice May ABBOTT FISHER.  On Sept. 18, 1931 in Logansport she married John Edward GOTTSCHALK, who died Oct. 10, 1966.  She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the Auxiliaries of the VFW and the Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving are a son, John “Eddie” GOTTSCHAK, Stockerll; a granddaughrter; a great-grandchild; seven step-grandchildren; twelve step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Beverly LAMPKINS, Plymouth; two brothers, Bill FISHER, Kewanna, and Doyle FISHER, Knox.  Preceding in death were a daughter, two sisters and two brothers.

 

Marvin G. Brewer

Jan. 25, 1904 - Jan. 29, 1903

Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today at McCloskey Hamilton Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, for Marvin G. BREWER, 89, of 3123 Fairview Ave., Logansport.

The Rev. William Art MALONEY was to officiate and burial was to be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

Mr. Brewer died at 1:47 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.  He was born in Brook to Mann and Winona SNYDER BREWER.  On Oct 10, 1931 in Rochester he married Ida Mae CRISPEN, who survives.  He retired in 1969 from Kain’s Motor Service, Logansport.  He attended the First United Methodist Church, Logansport.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Bonnie HENDERSON, Gas City; a son, William [BREWER], Spokane, Wash.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews, and four cousins.  Preceding in death were a son, a sister and three brothers.


Evelyn Singrey

Dec. 9, 1913 - Jan. 29, 1993

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Evelyn SINGREY, 79, of 13211 Juniper Road, Argos.

The Rev. Mark COTRILL will officiate and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Mrs. Singrey died at 6:30 a.m. Friday in Heart of Flowers Hospital in Haines City, Fla., where she had been a patient since Jan.20.  She had been ill for five years.

She was born in Bourbon to John and Sylvia WOODCOCK FAULKNER.  She had lived in Argos for 75 years, having spent the past 20 winters in Haines City.  On Feb. 27, 1937 in Bourbon she married Arnold H. SINGREY, who survives.  She was a member of Pentecostal Church in Bourbon.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Norman (Phyllis) McGUIRE, Warsaw, and Mrs. Stephen (Margie) SNYDER, South Bend; three sons, Allen [SINGREY], Argos; Lowell [SINGREY], Greentown, and R. Lee [SINGREY], Inwood; eleven gradchildren, and a brother, Max FAULKNER, Bourbon.  Preceding in death was a brother, Carl [FAULKNER].

 

Tuesday, February 2, 1993

 

Garnet R. Allen

Feb. 10, 1912 - Jan. 31, 1993

Garnet R. ALLEN, 80, of 302 E. Streeter Ave., Muncie, died early Sunday morning at her home following a brief illness.

She was born in Warsaw, moved to Muncie as a child and graduated from Muncie Central High School.  As s self-employed seamstress, she attended the Yorktown Church of God.

Surviving are six daughters, Patriaia ALLEN, Muncie; Mrs. Burnis (Janice) WHITTENBURG, League City, Texas; Mrs. Jim (Mary) HAYES, Middletown; Mrs. David P. (Marjorie) HERSHEY, Yorktown; Mrs. Charles (Judy) SCROGGS, Bristow, Okla., and Mrs. Roger (Nancy) MILLER, Muncie; nineteen grandchildren; twenty great-gradchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Orville (Dessie) RENFRO, Macy, and Mrs. Ron (Nilah) BABER, Rochester; two brothers, Harold EDWARDS, Warsaw, and Kenneth EDWARDS, Macy, and nieces and nephews.  Her husband, Carl H. ALLEN, died in October 1991.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Meeks Mortuary Chapel, 415 E. Washington St., Muncie, with the Revs. David P. HERSHEY and Charles SCROGGS officiating.  Burial will be in the Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Yorktown Church of God, 140 Andrews Road, Horktown, IN 47306.


Leonard M. Baker

Dec. 23, 1915 - Jan. 14, 1993

Word has been received of the Jan. 14 death of Leonard Marion BAKER, 77, Gardena, Calif., at Memorial Hospital of Gardena.  Cremation was in Los Angeles.

Mr. Baker was born in Mentone and spent the early part of his life in that area.  A machinist and boatwright for many years in the Los Angeles area, he was well known for inventions in both fields.  In the 1950s he producted a motion picture called, “You and the Chinchilla,” which is still used as a source of information in the Chinchilla industry.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Dean and William Doyle [BAKER], both of Rochester; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ann VLIET, Fairfax, Va., and Ruth GUSTAFSON, Arlington, Va.  Preceding in death were a son, David Everett [BAKER]; two brothers, Doyle BAKER and Dale BAKER, and two sisters, Margaret BAKER and Rosemary BAKER COLDRON.

 

Bessie Nolan

Sept. 20, 1924 - Jan. 29, 1993

Bessie “Jerry” NOLAN, 68, Galveston, Texas, died Friday in UTMB Hospital in Galveston.

She was born in Mishawaka to Nolan and Mildred LOWE LEWIS.

Surviving are a daughter, Loretta T. CHELLEMI; two sons, Danny B. SMITH, Houston, Texas, and John M. SMITH, Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. George (Vera) HARPER, Rochester; Bonnie WILLIAMS, Spokane, Wash., and Kathy DINWIDDIE, Stehekin, Wash.; three brothers, Nolan LEWIS, Hillsboro, Ore., and Paul LEWIS and Bob KRAMER, both of Rochester.  Preceding in death were a son, Paul SMITH, and two brothers, Leonard LEWIS and John LEWIS.

Memorial services were conducted Sunday at the UTMB Chapel.  The body was donated to medical science.

 

Wednesday, February 3, 1993

 

Donavon E. Overmyer

June 16, 1924 - Feb. 2, 1993

Donavon E. OVERMYER, 68, of 303 White St., Culver, died at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

He was born in Culver to Dewey and Mabel MILLS OVERMYER and was a lifetime resident of Culver.  He was married Oct. 1, 1948 in Culver to Julia McKEE, who survives.  He was a retired superintendent of the town’s street department, a 34-year member of the Culver-Union Township Fire Department of which he was chief for 14 years, a member of the Burr Oak Church of God, and attended the Culver Grace United Church of Christ.

Surviving with the wife are five sons, Courtland [OVERMYER], Battle Creek, Mich.; Thomas [OVERMYER], Culver; Ned [OVERMYER], Rochester; Brett [OVERMYER], Arcadia, and Brian [OVERMYER], Argos; nine grandechildren, ad a brother, William L. OVERMYER.  A sister, Margaret FEECE, preceded in death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Culver Grace United Church of Christ with Donald WAGNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.  Memorials may be made to the Donavon E. Overmyer Memorial Fund.


Thursday, February 4, 1993

 

Walter D. Smith

Oct. 22, 1926 - Feb. 3, 1993

Walter D. “Don” SMITH, 66, of 2206 Marina Drive, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Rochester Nursing Home.

He was born in Rochester to Admiral and Inez BALL SMITH.  He was a lifetime resident of Rochester, a retired employee of Smitty’s Lakeside Service, Rochester and a former conservation officer.  He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in the South Pacific.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, Rochester American Legion and Rochester Eagles  Lodge.

Surviving are a brother, William [SMITH], Rochester; an aunt, Mrs. Harold (Madelyn) YOUNG, Rochester; a niece, Mrs. Diane WHEADON, Rochester, and a friend, Pam PARMALEE, Rochester.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. C. Allan HAZEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to service Saturday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home.  Graveside military rites will be performed by the Rochester American Legion and VFW posts.

 

Robert L. Ginther

Sept. 3, 1926 - Feb. 3, 1993

Robert L. GINTHER, 66, of Rochester Nursing Home, died at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.  He had been in failing health for a number of years.

He was born in Goshen to Harry and Effie SLAYBAUGH GINTHER.  On June 13, 1970 in Rochester he married Patricia A. VIETH, who surives.  He was a lifetime resident of Fulton County and lived the last 12 years at South Mud Lake.  He retired from the Fulton County Highway Department, a U.S. Army vetera of World War II serving in the Pacific theatre and a member of the Rochester VFW.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Beverly ULLERY, Fulton; a son, David [GINTHER], Rochester; a step-daughter, Gail McGUFFY, Santa Rosa, Calif.; a step-son, Greg McGUFFEY, Whiteland; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Beatrice) LANDON, Mooresville, Mrs. Junior (Deliris) FORD, Mentone and Pat DENNY, Rochester; three brothers, Harry [GINTHER] Jr., Virl and Alton [GINTHER], all of Rochester.  Preceding in death was a brother, Richard [GINTHER].

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Cliff WILKINS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home.  The Rochester American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.


Friday, February 5, 1993

 

Von Kochenderfer

Von KOCHENDERFER, 88, Four Seasons, died at 10:45 a.m. today at Life Care Center.  Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Saturday, February 6, 1993

 

Von Kochenderfer

Aug. 30, 1910 - Feb. 5, 1993

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Von KOCHENDERFER, 88, Four Seasons.  The Revs. Sam WRIGHT and Junior BOSE will officiate, and burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.

Friends may call today from 2 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon until time of services.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Rochester.

Mr. Kochenderfer died at 10:45 a.m. Friday at Life Care Center.  He was born in Rochester to Joseph and Ethel SLUSSER KOCHENDERFER and lived here all his life except for 15 years in Palo Alto, Calif.  He was married March 4, 1933 in Elkhart to Dorothy L. HORN, who survives.  He was retired from Varian Associates, Palo Alto.  He was a member of the First VBaptist Church, the Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge, all of Rochester.

Suriving with his wife are two nephews, Richard DUZENBERY, Akron, and Donald DUZENBERY, Bonita Springs, Fla., and a niece, Mrs. John (Barbara) HUNTER, Roann.  A sister, Marjorie DUZENBERY, preceded in death.

 

Monday, February 8, 1993

 

Richard L. Evers

May 8, 1961 - Feb. 7, 1993

Richard L. EVERS, 31, 7249 W. SR 14 (Rt. 4, Rochester), died at 7:07 p.m. Sunday in the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room after being injured in a farm accident.

He was born in Rochester to Leonard and Nancy Jo WHITESIDE EVERS.  He was married on July 13, 1989 in Las Vegas to Lisa CISSNA, who survives.  He was a farmer and a gauge technician at Torx Products in Rochester.  He was a 1979 graduate of Kewanna High School, where he played basketball for four years, ran cross country, and was vice president of his senior class.

Surviving with his wife are his parents, of Rochester; a daughter, Kristen EVERS, and a step-son, Daniel ESTES, both at home; two sisters, Janet YOCUM, Macy, and Diane KREAMER, Indianapolis; six brothers, Gary [EVERS], Hammond; Robert [EVERS], Mesa, Ariz.; John [EVERS], Colorado Springs, Colo.; Brian [EVERS], Rochester, and David and William [EVERS], both of Kewanna, and aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Clifford GANO officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna Citizens-I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 8 a.m. until time of services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to charity.


Ralph Tucker

March 17, 1905 - Feb. 7, 1993

Ralph “Tuck” TUCKER, 87, formerly of East Rochester Street, Akron, died at 3:07 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw, where he had resided for five months.

Known as “The Candy Man” for having given out hundreds of pounds of candy over the years, Mr. Tucker co-owned and operated the Tucker and Ogle Service Station in Akron from 1919 to 1954, and was a janitor at the Akron School from 1964-1969.  He also had worked in road construction and in electrical/plumbing, and for more than 50 years had assisted at area funeral homes.

A 1925 graduate of Beaver Dam High School, he was one of only two persons ever named to the Kosciusko County All-County high school basketball team four years in a row.  After high wchool, he worked as an Indiana High School Athletic Association basketball official for 20 years.

Mr. Tucker was born in Kosciusko County to Ora G. and Nora SARBER TUCKER.  He was married Nov. 17, 1928 in Warsaw to Imo LEININGER, who resides at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw.  He was one of the founders of the Famous Akron Jonah Club, nd was a member of the Gilead Masonic Lodge and the Modern Woodmen of America.  For 30 years had been head usher at the Akron Church of God which he attended.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Dr. Thomas (Janet) TUCKER, Mentone; two grandchildren, Christopher and Julianne TUCKER; two sisters, Winnifred SMITH and Lilly TUCKER, both of Mentone, and a brother, Albert TUCKER, Warsaw.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m.  Wednesday at the Akron Church of God with Pastor James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the Akron Church of God.

 

Tuesday, February 9, 1993

 

Oren H. Newman

Nov. 11, 1911 - Feb. 8, 1963

Oren H. NEWMAN, 81, of 300 East Fourth St. (Waterhaven Apartments), died early Monday morning in his home.

He was born in Fulton County to George H. and Ethel D. COOK NEWMAN.  He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Fulton County.

Surviving are four nieces, Mrs. Jim (Sherry) CALHOUN, Mrs. Tom (Marjorie) RHODES and Mrs. Jeff (Kay) BRUBAKER, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Gary (Cindy) FRANK, Fenton, Mich., and a nephew, Ernie Russ NEWMAN, Pontiac, Mich.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Maurice, Donald and Ernest [NEWMAN].

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Sam WRIGHT officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arranements.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.


Hildreth N. Beckley

March 26, 1902 - Feb. 8, 1993

Hildreth N. BECKLEY, 90, formerly of Indianapolis, died at 8:25 p.m. Monday at Chase Center, Fulton House, Logansport.

She was born in Lucerne to George T. and Myrtle BATTY BACKUS.  On Sept. 25, 1925 in Royal Centr she married Dwight E. BECKLEY, who died on March 6, 1963.  She was retired from Sears at Logansport after 19 years as a salesperson.  She was a member of the Indian Creek Christian Church at Lucerne and its Christian Women’s Fellowship.  She was a graduate of Lucerne High School.

Surviving are three daughters, Jean TODD, Logansport, and Joan SHEPARD and Nancy ANDERSON, both of Indianapolis; a son, Tom [BECKLEY], Royal Center; a sister, Esther NEWMAN, Logansport; ten grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a sister.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center with Bob CREE officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Christian Cemetery near Lucerne.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until services Thursday.

 

Wednesday, February 10, 1993

 

Willie Randolph

Willie RANDOLPH, 73, Rt. 4, Rochester (Old Indiana 17), died at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac after an illness.

Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Marjorie A. Mitchell

Oct. 31, 1922 - Feb. 9, 1993

Marjorie A. MITCHELL, 70, Warrenville, S.C., formerly of Winamac, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga.

She was born in Pulaski County to Leo M. and Marie KREUSCH WEISENBURGER.  On June 3, 1943 she married Tom W. MITCHELL, who died Feb. 3, 1959.  She was a retired beauty shop operator and machine operator at Eaton Co., Winamac.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna.  She graduated from Winamac High School in 1941 and from Wedekind Beauty College, Logansport.

Surviving are two sons, Tommy [MITCHELL], Atken, S.C., and William [MITCHELL), Warrenville, S.C.; her mother, Marie WEISENBURGER, Winamac; four sisters, Jean MOORE, Plymouth; Donna WHITE, Mishawaka, and Dorothy CALLAHAN and Betty L. COLGROVE, both of Winamac; a brother, Arden “Bud” WEISENBURGER, Springfield, Va., and three granddaughters.  Preceding in death were a sister and two brothers.

Services are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Thursday, February 11, 1993

 

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Friday, February 12, 1993

 

Marjorie A. Mitchell

Oct. 31, 1922 - Feb. 9, 1993

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Winamac, for Marjorie A. MITCHELL, 70, Warrenville, S.C., formerly of Winamac.

Father Bill SULLIVAN will officiate.  Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  There will be a scripture service at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. today.

Mrs. Mitchell died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga.

 

Pauline Jones

April 2, 1923 - Feb. 11, 1993

Pauline JONES, 69, of 813 Pontiac St., died at 8:35 a.m. Thursday at Rochester Nursing Home.

She was born infulton to Frank and Hazel EASTERDAY BUCKINGHAM and was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  On May 11, 1946 in Hammond, she married Robert O. JONES, who died on Aug. 2, 1987.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ken (Terry) HEIT, Rochester; a grandson, Justin HEIT; a sister, Ann LITTLE, Kokomp; a brother, Gene BUCKINGHAM, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and for an hour before services Saturday.  Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.

 

Willie Randolph Jr.

March 11, 1919 - Feb. 9, 1993

Services will be at noon Saturday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, for Willie RANDOLPH Jr., Rt. 4, Rochester (Old Indiana 17).

The Rev. Floyd G. ALLEN will officiate, and burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.

Mr. Randolph died at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  He was born in Lake Providence, La., to Willie ad Clara RANDOLPH Sr.  On Dec. 29, 1953 in Chicago, Ill., he married Barbara J. WILKES, who survives.  He was retired after 35 years as a laborer for Inland Steel, Alsip, Ill.  He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Chicago.  He had lived in Fulton County for 15 years.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Linda ISLEY, and a son, Darrel HUDSON, both of Chicago, and two brothers, Steven [RANDOLPH], New Orleans, La., and Jack [RANDOLPH], Chicago.  Preceding in death was a sister.

 

Michael E. Keller

Michael E. KELLER, 17, of 413 Railroad St., Argos, died of an illness at 10:01 p.m. Thursday at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

He was a junior at Argos High School.

Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Saturday, February 13, 1993

 

Michael E. Keller

Jan. 16, 1976 - Feb. 11, 1993

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Plymouth for Michael E. KELLER, 17, of 413 Railroad St., Argos.

Father Kieran McPARTLAN will officiate, and burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, where the Rosary will be recited at 5:50 p.m. Sunday.

Michael, a junior at Argos High School, died of an illness at 10:01 p.m. Thursday in South Bend Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for three weeks.

He was born in Plymouth to Eugene and Pamela STIDHAM KELLER and was a lifetime resident of the Argos area.  He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Plymouth, and was active in soccer and basketball in high school.

Surviving with his parents are a sister, Jennifer KELLER, at home; a brother, Adam KELLER, at home; the maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Eunice STIDHAM, Monterey; the paternal grandparents, Eugene and Geraldine KELLER, Plymouth, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Roscoe M. Williams

July 31, 1922 - Feb. 12, 1993

Roscoe M. “Toad” WILLIAMS, 70, of 3072 Blackford Drive, Tippecanoe, died at 3:10 p.m. Friday at his home.

He was born in DesArc, Ark., to Martin F. and Mary L. BRIMER WILLIAMS.  On March 11, 1950 he married Mildred R. HARTBARGER who survives.  He owned and operated Toad’s Bait Shop in Tippecanoe and was a carpenter.  He was a member of the Bourbon American Legion, Rochester VFW and Carpenters Local 413.  He was in the Army during World War II.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Tim (Betty) HOWARD, Rochester, and Mrs. Mark (Karen) SCOTT and Mrs. Carl G. (Rita) GREENS, both of Tippecanoe; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and two sistrs, Edith FISHER and Norma J. COPELAND, both of DesArc, Ark.  Preceding in death were a sister and three brothers.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, with the Rev. Peter ALBERTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Keith C. Mathias

  Keith C. MATHIAS, 61, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 11:34 p.m. Friday, shortly after being admitted to Woodlawn Hospital.

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


Aline H. Friedrich

Aug. 13, 1918 - Feb. 12, 1993

Aline H. FRIEDRICH, 74, Fulton, died late Friday evening at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been a patient since last Fall.

She was born in Liberty Township to Claude and Blanche MARTIN FRED.  On Feb. 14, 1937 in Fulton she married Ralph E. FRIEDRICH, who died on May 1, 1973.  She farmed and was a clerk at Kroger’s in Rochester for many years.  She was a lifetime resident of Fulton County and a memvber of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Lavon H. FRED, Fulton, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Dorothy JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton United Methodist Church.

 

Katherine Jean Shafer

March 22, 1924 - Feb. 11, 1993

Katherine Jean SHAFER, 68, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at the home of her son, David SHAFER, 5460 N. State Road 5, Larwill, with whom she lived.

She was born in Fulton County to Ray and Helen BRUGH OVERMYER.  She was married April 29, 1942 in Indianapolis to Carl W. SHAFER, who died Dec. 25, 1990.  She was retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx at Rochester.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, David and Darcey SHAFER, Larwill; two grandchildren, Darton and Destiny SHAFER; a sister, Dora M. DOUR, Plymouth, and a brother, Robert D. OVERMYER, Rochester.  A sister, Collene [OVERMYER], preceded in death.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Whitley County Home Care.

 

Monday, February 15, 1993

 

Lester G. Leffert

July 16, 1928 - Feb. 14, 1993

Lester G. LEFFERT, 63, of 13284 West 6C Road, Plymouth, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Crown Point to Andrew and Nellie RIDDLE LEFFERT.  On March 27, 1949 in Plymouth he married Barbara A. POMEROY, who survives.  He was a lifetime resident of Plymouth and Argos and worked as parts manager for Wier Truck Service.  He also worked for Contractors Equipment, Price Nursery and Miller’s Landscaping.  He retired in 1991.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Pamela A. DAVIS, Argos; a granddaughter, Shawnda L. LLOYD, Plymouth; a sister, Marie RINGLE, Bokeelia, Fla., and two brothers, Austin [LEFFERT], Plymouth, and Harry [LEFFERT], Argos.  A daughter, Linda S. PALBYKIN, died in 1975.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Plymouth.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.


Howard G. King

April 1, 1893 - Feb. 4, 1993

Howard G. KING, 99, formerly of Rt. 1, Rochester (Mt. Zion area), died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Life Care Center following an illness of a year.

He was born in the Mt. Zion aea to William H. and Rosa MILLER KING, and had lived for 87 years in the house where he was born.  He was married Nov.1, 1912 in the Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church to Carrie May CONRAD, who died March 4, 1973.  He had been a farmer, and had attended the First Presbyterian Church in Rochester.

Surviving are two sons, William W. ad Robert L. [KING], and a foster-daughter, Janet KING, all of Rochester; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and a brother, Harold KING, Fort Wayne.  Preceding in death were a son, Donald KING, on Oct. 19, 1992; two brothers, Lester KING and Robert KING, and a sister, Myrtle DICE.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 12:30 to time of services on Wednesday.

 

Keith C. Mathias

Dec. 12, 1931 - Feb. 12, 1993

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron for Keith C. MATHIAS, 61, Rt. 2, Akron.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and the Akron School Library Fund.

Mr. Mathias died unexpectedly at 11:34 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Hospital, shortly after admission.  He was born in Rochester to Lloyd E. and Helen BURNETT MATHIAS, and had resided all his life in Fulton County.  He retired in 1990 after teaching school for 30 years in Kewanna and Akron; he substituted in Argos for two years following retirement.  He also had been a farmer.  A 1950 graduate of Rochester High School, he held a bachelor of science degree from Manchester College and a master’s degree in secondary education from Ball State University.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the Rochester American Legion, the Manitou Moose Lodge, the Indiana State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.

Surviving are three daughters, Susan FULTON and Mrs. Donald (Beth) RAMSEY, Akron, and Mrs. Michael (Mary) YATES, Rochester; two sons, David K. [MATHIAS], Akron, and Joel R. [MATHIAS], South Bend; two grandsons, Adam and Andrew FULTON, Akron; two step-grandchildren, Amanda and Travis RAMSEY, Rochester, and sister, Mrs. Robert (Elsie Mae) [MATHIAS], of Anderson.  His parents and a brother, Ralph [MATHIAS], preceded in death.


Elzie Zartman

Sept. 24, 1902 - Feb. 13, 1993

Elzie ZARTMAN, 90, formerly of Rt. 1, Macy, died at 5:25 p.m. Saturday in the Rochester Nursing Home following an illness of three years.

She was born in Miami County to George J. and Eva HARTMAN SOUTHERTON, and had resided all her life in the Fulton and Macy areas.  She was married in Macy on July 13, 1921 to Ray “Peany” ZARTMAN, who died Jan. 16, 1972.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Margaret) MILLS Sr., Rt. 2, Macy; a son, Forest “Bud” ZARTMAN, Rt. 1, Macy; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Cecil FROBISH, Onargo, Ill., and a brother, Lee SOUTHERTON, Rt. 1, Akron.  Preceding in death were a son, Philip ZARTMAN, on June 23, 1974; a sister, Mrs. Carrie JENKINS, and two brothers, Cliff SOUTHERTON and Roy SOUTHERTON.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Lu LASHER-MILEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and for an hour before services on Wednesday.

 

Russell P. Hamilton

June 20, 1920 - Feb. 14, 1993

Russell Paul HAMILTON, 72, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at his home.

He was born in Kosciusko County to James and Elizabeth MEYERS HAMILTON and had resided in the Macy area most of his life.  He was married June 12, 1953 in Akron to Lavone SHOEMAKER, who died June 21, 1987.  He was a farmer and a member of the Macy Christian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Paula HAMILTON, Rt. 2, Macy, and Debbie ALLEN, West Palm, Fla.; four grandchildren, April, Johnny and Brandy BOWYER and Kyle MENSEEN; two sisters, Annie GAGNON, South Whitley, and Hazel M. COAHRAN, Macy, and a brother, Don HAMILTON, Warsaw.  Preceding in death were four sisters, Isabelle CLEMONS, Ivy TAYLOR, Violet GAGNON and Ruth SHAFER.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the MaClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Claude L. Rhodes

Sept. 24, 1907 - Feb. 13, 1993

Claude L. RHODES, 85, of 2753 18B Road, Tippecanoe, died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for six days.

He was born in Tippecanoe to Arthur and Renta PONTIUS RHODES.  On June 20, 1936 in Argos he married Mildred L. LOWRY, who died in 1962.  He worked in quality control for Bellows Valve-Air, formerly of Warsaw and later relocated in Arkansas, where he lived for 14 years.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran and lived most of his life in Tippecanoe.

Surviving are four daughters, Linda “Susie” RHODES and Judy CORMICAN, both of Tippecanoe; Mrs. Jack (Ann) SWIHART, Roann, and Mrs. Charles (Janet) LOOMIS, Russell, Kan; two sons, Thomas [RHODES], Pueblo, Colo., and Larry [RHODES], Osawatomie, Kan.; nineteen grandchildren, and a brother, John [RHODES], Tippecanoe.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Sandra Joyce [RHODES]; two great-grandsons, and a brother, Lloyd [RHODES].

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Tippecanoe Cemetery with the Rev. Rod SCHULER officiating.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.  Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Hospital.

 

J. Edgar St. Clair

Jan. 23, 1910 - Feb. 14, 1993

J. Edgar St. CLAIR, 83, of 6755 West 900 South, Kewana, died at 11 p.m. Sunday in the St. Joseph Hospital emergency room at Kokomo.

He was born in Bethlehem Township of Cass County to J. Arthur and Flora J. FOY St. CLAIR.  On Sept. 20, 1936 in Winamac he married Mary E. MORPHET, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church and a 1929 graduate of Metea Hich School.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Edith SELL and Carolyn BAKER, both of Logansport, and Phyllis HAUSER, Rochester; a son, Joe [St. CLAIR], Kewanna; two brothers, Orren  [St. CLAIR], Kewanna, ad Glen  [St. CLAIR], Galveston; two sisters, Doris PITTMAN, Crawfordsville, and Nellie HOFFMAN, Monon; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three brothers and two sisters.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grass Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don REED officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and one hour before services Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Grass Creek United Methodist Church.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 1993 to Wednesday, February 17, 1993

 

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Thursday, February 18, 1993

 

Margaret M. White

May 27, 1919 - Feb. 17, 1993

Margaret M. WHITE, 73, of 9762 W. 550 South, Kewanna, died at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born May 27, 1919 in Logansport to Edwin and Mazzine GALAGER MEDLAND.  She married James T. WHITE on Jan. 25, 1947 in Logansport.  He survives.

She graduated from Mt. Mary’s College, Milwaukee in 1937 with a degree in social work.  Prior to her marriage, she was a social services employee for the welfare department in Illinois and worked for the Red Cross in Logansport.  She was a member of St. Ann’e Catholic Church, Kewanna.

Besides her husband, survivors include two sons, Robert M. [WHITE] of Monterey and Edwin J. [WHITE] of Kewanna; two daughters, Linda A. MENKHAUS of Laramie, Wyo., and Kathleen M. BOBBITT of Laramie; a brother, Thomas MEDLAND of Logansport, and eleven grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers and one granddaughter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna with Father Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Kewanna.

Friends may call at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna after 4:30 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday.  A scripture service is scheduled at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, February 19, 1993

 

Larry D. Zentz

Dec. 18, 1938 - Feb. 19, 1993

Larry Dean ZENTZ, 54, of 541 N. Michigan St., Argos, died at 3:30 a.m. today at his home.

He was born near Argos to Claude and Eva KELSEY ZENTZ, and was a lifetime resident of the Argos community.  He had been employed at Delco Electronic Corp., in Kokomo from 1965-92.  He was a member of the Argos First Baptist Church and of UAW Local Union 292, Kokomo.

Surviving are his mother, with whom he lived; five brothers, Richard [ZENZ], Plymouth; Raymond [ZENTZ], Bremen; Russel and James [ZENTZ], oth of Argos, and Donald [ZENTZ], Kokomo; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  His father died on Nov. 17, 1961.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert MACY Jr., officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday for an hour before services.


Maurice G. Rock

Oct. 5, 1931 - Feb. 10, 1993

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Zion Cemetery southwest of Culver for Maurice Glen ROCK, 60, of 26713 Rialto, Madison Heights, Mich.

Mr. Rock died at his home on Feb. 10.  He was born in Monterey to Howard and Nellie SMITH ROCK, and moved to Madison Heighs 30 years ago from Wabash.  He retired in 1988 after 25 years as an engineer with the Ford Motor Co.  He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Surviving are a son, Glen [ROCK], who lives in England, and cousins.  A son preceded in death.

Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangemens.

 

Anna L. Bishop

July 15, 1906 - Feb. 18, 1993

Anna Leah BISHOP, 86, Star City, died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday in Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.  She had been in failing health.

She was born in Star City to Bert and Cassie MOYER COSGRAY and had lived in Star City most of her life.  She was married in Star City on May 27, 1926 to Ralph Edgar BISHOP, who survives.  She was a former co-owner o the Bishop Appliance Store in Star City, was a third and fourth grade teacher at Thornhope School in 1925-26, and had been a bus-driver for Star City Schools for 17 years.

She was a member of the Star City United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Pulaski County Farm Bureau, the Star City American Legion Auxiliary, and the World War I Veterans Auxiliary.

Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Lois Ann HEATER, Star City; three grandsons, and eight great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, Ralph Earnest BISHOP, and a brother, Earnest COSGRAY.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Revs. Donna L. SPRINGER and David BROAD officiating.  Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and after    8 a.m. on Sunday.


Saturday, February 20, 1993

 

Lloyd L. Beehler

July 31, 1911 - Feb. 19, 1993

Lloyd Louis BEEHLER, 81, of 710 W. Nith St., died at 11 a.m. Friday in the Rochester Nursing Home, where he had been a patient for four days.  He had been ill for six months.

He was born in Richland Township to Louis J. and Louella HASSENPLUG BEEHLER and was a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  He was married Aug. 17, 1940 at Koont Lake to Florence Margaret OVERMYER, who survives.  He retired in 1973 after having taught Grades 5 and 6 at Richland Center for 35 years, and at Rochester Middle School for six years.

He attended Indiana State University, and received his degree from Manchester College.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, was a 50-year member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge, and belonged to the National and State teacher associations and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Beverly TRANTUM, Wabash, and Jane Ann SCOVILLE, Lisle, Ill.; four grandchildren, Lori TRANTUM, Naples, Fla.; Brent TRANTUM, Indianapolis; Lisa SCOVILLE, Iowa City, Iowa, and Ryan SCOVILLE, Champaign, Ill., and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death erre two sisters, Clara OVERMYER and infant Adie BEEHLER, and two brothers, Otto and Lester [BEEHLER].

Services wil be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS 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. Sunday, and on Monday for an hour before services.  The Richland Center I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or the Cancer Society.

 

Monday, February 22, 1993

 

Clarence E. Shaffer

June 6, 1910 - Feb. 20, 1993

Clarence E. SHAFFER, 82, of 128 Lemler Lane, Plymouth, died at 7 a.m. Saturday at his home.

He was born in Walnut Township of Marshall County to Joseph R. and Minie CASEY SHAFFER.  In 1937 in Middlebury he married Bonnie FLORA, who died on Nov. 23, 1986.  In 1974 he retired as principal of Jefferson School in Plymouth after a career in education that began in 1936.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Plymouth, the Retired Teachers Association and the Masonic Lodge.  He had lived most of his life in Marshall ad Fulton counties.

Surviving are a daughter, Rose E. JONES, Culver; a son, Richard [SHAFFER], Stevensville, Mich.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a brother, Ernest [SHAFFER], Plymouth.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Dexter GARMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the scholarship fund of Trinity United Methodist Church, Plymouth.


Juanita E. Williams

Nov. 3, 1937 - Feb. 21, 1933

Juanita E. WILLIAMS, 55, Rt. 1, Medaryville, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, following a four-year illness.

She was born inDisko to Elmer H. and Ethel R. BROWN MALOTT.  On Sept. 12, 1964 in Crown Point she married Kenneth R. WILLIAMS, who survives.  She had lived in Medaryville for the last 18 years, and previously had lived in Merrillville and Wabash.  She was a waitress.

Surviving with her husband are a daugher, Mrs. Russell (Deorah “Debbie”) ALEXANDER, Medaryville; a son, Raymond [WILLIAMS], Medaryville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Trena SHAFFER, Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; her mother, Ethel, of Rochester; a brother, Roscoe MALOTT, Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Flossie EKDAHL, Valparaiso; Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) SEEDORF, Otterbein; Mrs. Herman (Hilda) KEMPT, Delphi; Joan A. HOWARD, Wabash, and Mrs. David (Donna) WOODS Jr., Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death was an infant brother, Elmer [MALOTT] Jr.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David FLOWERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and for an hour before services Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Raymond Williams Trust Fund or the Cancer Fund.

 

Ralph A. Mollenhour

Nov. 29, 1910 - Feb. 21, 1993

Ralph A. MOLLENHOUR, 82, of 7769 N. Tippecanoe Shores, Tippecanoe, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at his home after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Peru to Clark and Cleo LESSEL MOLLENHOUR.  On June 20, 1931 in Valparaiso he married Alice PERKINS, who survives.  He was retired after 37 years as a supervisor at Frank Manufacturing Co.  He was a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge, Mentone United Methodist Church and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, James [MOLLENHOUR], Jacksonville, Fla., and Roger [MOLLENHOUR], Hoffman Estates,Eill.; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a brother.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Revs. Will LAWSON and Cathy JOHNS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Darlene I. Smythe

May 15, 1925 - Feb. 21, 1993

Darlene Irene SMYTHE, 67, of 5662 W. Palestine Second St., Mentone, died at 1:55 a.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, after a 2 1/2-year illness.

She was born in Warsaw to Darius D. and Dorothy B. FINTON LEE.  On Aug. 20, 1943 she married Walter SMYTHE, who survives.  She was retired after 16 years at Da-Lite Screen, Warsaw.  She lived all her married life in Mentone and attended the Burket United Methodist Church.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Linda WOLFE, Palestine, and Connie RUSSELL, Topeka, Kan.;  two sons, Daniel [SMYTHE], Monticello, Ark.; Rodney [SMYTHE], Palestine; a brother, Lee FINTON, Niles, Mich.; a sister, Shirley COOK, Warsaw; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two sisters and a brother.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Danny PITZER officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.

 

Florence G. Riemenschneider

May 16, 1900 - Feb. 20, 1993

Florence G. RIEMENSCHNEIDER, 92, of 503 N. Main St., Bourbon, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born in Green Township near Argos to Eeward and Mary BICKLE PERSONETT.  On Feb. 16, 1921 in Plymouth she married William RIEMENSCHNEIDER, who died in March 1973.  She had lived most of her life in Marshall County.  She was a member of the Bourbon Bible Church.

Surviving are three sons, William [RIEMENSCHNEIDER], Hilliard, Fla.; Robert [RIEMENSCHNEIDER], Homewood, Ill., and James [RIEMENSCHNEIDER], Bourbon; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three sisters, Goldie STAYTON, Catherine LEMON and Ethel HUGHES, and two brothers, Norman and Homer [PERSONETT].

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jim BROWN officiating.  Burial will be in the Jordan Cemetery near Argos.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and for an hour before services Wednesday.

 

Margaret M. Ault

Jan. 15, 1913 - Feb. 22, 1993

Margaret May AULT, 80, of Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, died at 4:35 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

She was born in Lawton, Mich., to Harvey  and Nellie GEER.  On May 9, 1931 in Rochester she married Milo Oscar AULT, who died on Jan. 1, 1976.  She was retired from Peabody, North Manchester, and was a member of the Disko United Methodist Church.  She lived most of her life in the Rochester and Akron areas, and previously lived in Michigan.

Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. Miloa J. DRUDGE, Crocker, Mo.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; two brothers, John GEER, Bretheran, Mich., and Bill GEER, Portland, Ore.  Preceding in death was a son, Harley “Bud” AULT Sr.

Graveside services will be at noon Wednesday at the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.


Anna L. Ringle

March 16, 1901 - Feb. 20, 1993

Anna Louise RINGLE, 91, of 103 Crest Drive, Logansport, formerly of 1911 George St., died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Chase Convalescent Center, Logansport.

She was born in Fulton County to William E. and Almeda DOWNS BLACKBURN.  On June 4, 1931 in Fulton she married John Melvin RINGLE, who died on Sept. 12, 1989.  She worked for 11 years at The Rochester Sentinel, five years at the Cass County auditor’s office and in the Eel Township assessor’s and recorder’s offices.  She was a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church.

Surviving are three grandchildren, Susan WARD and John RINGLE, both of Indianola, Iowa, and Bill RINGLE, Des Moines, Iowa, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two sisters and two sons.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Jim BEAUMONT officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Ninth Street Christian Church.

 

Tuesday, February 23, 1993

 

Elva V. Longbrake

Aug. 7, 1910 - Feb. 22, 1993

Elva V. LONGBRAKE, 82, Rt. 1, Claypool, died at 8:42 a.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, after a two-week illness.

She was orn in Tippecanoe to Ora and Maud SHAW KLECKNER.  On Sept. 8, 1929 in Tippecanoe she married C. Raymond LONGBRAKE, who died Sept. 20, 1992.  She was a member of the Seward Home Extension Club and attended the Burket United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara SECRIST, Warsaw; three sisters, Mrs. Donald (Ellen) ZECHIEL, South Bend; Mrs. Estil (Mary) GEIER, Rochester, and Mrs. Arden (Edna) ELLIOTT, Plymouth; a brother, Samuel [KLECKNER], Mishawaka; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two sisters.

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

 

Wednesday, February 24, 1993

 

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Thursday, February 25, 1993

 

Roy McGriff

March 25, 1919 - Feb. 24, 1993

Roy McGRIFF, 73, of 1401 Washington St., died at 8:57 p.m. Wednesday at Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Fla., where he had been a patient since Feb. 20.

He was born near Argos to Albert and Ethel NEWCOMB McGRIFF.  On Oct. 30, 1945 in Rochester he married Helen MOW, who survives.  He was employed for 32 1/2 years at Gen Corp. formerly General Tire, Wabash.  He was a [veteran of the Army Air Force, serving during World War II in Iceland.]

[Surviving with his wife are a grandson, Randy [McGRIFF], of Torrence, Calif.; three sisters, Leone ABBOTT, Rochester; Mrs. Charles (Mildred) GOHEEN, Argos, and Mrs. Everett (Florence) GIBBONS, Plymouth.  Preceding in death was a son, John [McGRIFF]; a brother, Orville [McGRIFF], and a twin brother, Ray [McGRIFF].]

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday a Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to Friends of the Library.

 

Maurice L. Corbett

Dec. 25, 1922 - Feb. 24, 1993

Maurice L. CORBETT, 70, Box 212 Kewanna, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

He was born in Mishawaka to Gilbert and Marie LUNSFORD CORBETT.  On May 2, 1942 in Winamac he married Mary Lu MOODY, who died on May 13, 1992.  He was a retired carpenter and member of the Kewanna Church of Christ.  He was a lifetime member of the James F. Talbott VFW Post 1121 Father’s Auxiliary, Kewanna.  He lived in Kewanna most of his life.

Surviving are three daughters, Sharon CARLSON and Michele CORBETT, both of Kewanna, and Nancy WANNER, Abilene, Texas; two sons, Danny [CORBETT], Terre Haute, and Master Sgt. Greg CORBETT, Eiclson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Tim ROHRBACHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Kewanna Church of Christ or Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport.


Friday, February 26, 1993

 

Charles H. Cannon

Feb. 3, 1920 - Feb. 25, 1993

Charles H. CANNON, 73, Delong, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday at his home.  He had been in failing health for three years.

He was born in Kouts to Harry Ward and Rose FUNK CANNON.  In May 23, 1939 in Winamac he married Dorothy Jane COOPER, who survives.  He was a self-employed carpenter in Marshall and Fulton counties and a member of the U.S. Army Civilian Conservation Corps.  He moved to Delong in 1940 from Monterey.

Survivng with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. A.J. (Betty) KULCHAR, Hammond; Mrs. Marshall (Laraine) FRY, Rochester, and Janet [DIETL], Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Charles David [CANNON], Leiters Ford; nine grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Evelyn) WEAVER, winamac.  Preceding in death was a granddaughter, Jean Ann KIRBY.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Floyd ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and after noon on Saturday.

 

Walter R. Miller

Oct. 3, 1933 - Feb. 26, 1993

Walter R. “Bus” MILLER, 59, Rt. 2, Lucerne, died at 1 a.m. today at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born in Boone Township, Cass County, to Edwin G. “Ted” and Hazel I. SHAW MILLER.  On Sept. 4, 1955 in Grass Creek he married Norma Jean COHAGAN, who survives. He was the manager of Sohigo/Terra Fertilizer Plant, Lucerne, for 25 years, and received numerous awards for achievement, including being named top manager for three years.  He also had been a dairy farmer.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.  He graduated from Grass Creek High School in 1951, and served with the U.S. Army in Germany.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Pamela J. JONES, Star City, and Susan K. DAVIS, Lucerne; seven grandchildren; a sister, Judy DePOY, Rochester, and two brothers, Gene [MILLER], Kewanna, and Tom [MILLER], Plymourh. preceding in death were a sister and a brother.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Bob CREE officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday and after  a.m. Monday.  There will be a graveside military service.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and the America Lung Association.

 

Saturday, February 27, 1993

 

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Monday, March 1, 1993

 

Villa L. Richter

Aug. 22, 1908 - Feb. 27, 1993

Villa L. RICHTER, 84, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 6:29 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

She was born in Peru to Frederick C. and Anna MARSHALL STRECHER.  On Feb. 24, 1940 she married Richard B. RICHTER, who survives.  She was a member of the Peru First Baptist Church.

Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mary Ann PATTERSON, Bloomington; two grandchildren, and a brother, Frederick STRECHER, Anderson.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Ronald L. KERR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Willen R. Funk

Willen R. “Dick” FUNK, 84, formerly of Rt. 2, Royal Center, died at 2:35 p.m. Friday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

He was born in Wayne Township to Lawrence F. “Mike” and Elizabeth Ellen BATTY FUNK.  On Oct. 16, 1926 in Pulaski County he married Beulah I. BROWN, who died Aug. 30, 1987.  He was a retired farmer and member of the United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Merlin [FUNK], Royal Center; Clive [FUNK], Lucerne, and Elvin and Willen L. [FUNK], both of Rochester; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister Neva MIKESELL, Rochester, and three brothers, Delmer [FUNK], Ridge Manor, Fla.; Andrew [FUNK], Lafayette, and Glen [FUNK], Kewanna.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

Services were to be at 3:30 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with Pastor John DREXLER and David SOMMERS officiating.  Burial was to be in the Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity and Lucerne Zion Methodist churches.

 

Bertha M. Davis

April 4, 1920 - Feb. 28, 1993

Bertha M. DAVIS, 72, of 1325 Wabash Ave., died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at Rochester Nursing Home.  She had been in failing health for six months.

She was born in Fulton County to Artie and Ella ENGLE WALTERS.  On Nov. 13, 1939 in Rochester she married Herbert C. DAVIS, who survives.

Surviving with her husband are a son, John [DAVIS], Rochester; two granddaughters, Penny WENTZEL, Rochester, and Lana KOCHER, Shelbyville; a great-grandson, John D. WENTZEL, and two sisters, Pearl KEPLINGER, Pierceton, and Donna MARTIN, Wabash.  preceding in death were a sister, Mary BOWERS, and two brothers, Donald and Howard WALTERS.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rodney RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.


Wendell J. Warner

Aug. 20, 1930 - Feb. 28, 1993

Wendell J. WARNER, 62, of 223 W. Williams, Argos, died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Ruth A. Fultz

Ruth A. FULTZ, 91, formerly of Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at Medco Center, South Bend.

Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Tuesday, March 2, 1993

 

Ruth A. Fultz

Dec. 2, 1901 - Feb. 28, 1993

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, for Ruth A. FULTZ, 91, formerly of 117 East 10th St.

Dr. Samuel WRIGHT will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Fultz died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Medco Center, South Bend.  She had lived in South Bend for five years.  She was born in Rochester to George and Viola FENSTERMAKER FUNK.  On Oct. 12, 1924 in Rochester she married Dea FULTZ, who died March 3, 1986.  She had been employed at the former Boston Store and the former Blumenthal’s Clothing Store, both in Rochester.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Onawa Club and FDI Club.

Surviving are a son, John R. [FULTZ], South Bend; a grandson, Stephen Dea [FULTZ], Indianapolis, and two great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a sister, Jessie ALLWINE, and a brother, Donald FUNK.

 

Velma I. Jones

Jan. 31, 1903 - March 1, 1993

Velma Irene JONES, 90, of 1008 South Hadley Road, Fort Wayne, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born in Indiana to Alfred and Stella May GRANDSTAFF KRISHER.  On Feb. 23, 1923 in Denver, she married Kenneth Roland JONES, who preceded in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Maxine MOULTON, Fort Wayne, and a brother, Kenneth KRISHER, Peru.  Preceding in death besides her hyusband were a son, Clason Ray [JONES]; a sister, Vernice CONNER, and two brothers, Orville and Melvin [KRISHER].

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. J. Kenneth THIEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.


Chris V. Kiefer

Feb. 17, 1911 - Feb. 28, 1993

Chris V. KIEFER, 82, Rt. 1, Culver, died at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sheridan.

He was born in Gridley, Ill., to William and Alice JONES KIEFER.  On Oct. 8, 1948 in Crown Point he married Harriet F. KRESS, who died June 16, 1991.  He was a retired automobile salesman and a member of St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church.  Finney=Shilling VFW Post and the Plymouth American Legion.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He had lived in Culver for 31 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Theresa (William) HUNNESHAGEN, Rochester; a son, Christopher [KIEFER], Sheridan; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Bertha HEISTERBERG and Mary FRICKE, both of Crown Point.  Preceding in death was a brother, John [KIEFER].

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, where a scriptural wake will be conducted at 8 p.m.   Memorials may be made to the Starke County Humane Society.

 

Wendell J. Warner

Aug. 20, 1930 - Feb. 28, 1993

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Argos United Methodist Church for Wendell Jean WARNER, 62, of 223 West Williams St., Argos.

The Rev. Richard LEWKE will officiate.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Fund.

Mr. Warner died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, following a year-long illness.  He was born in Argos to Vaughn and Neva IRWIN WARNER.  On May 28, 1954 in Argos he married Joyce Elaine ELLIOTT, who survives.  He had been employed at the Argos post office for 12 years and at the former Bendix, Allied Signal, South Bend, for 30 years.  He was a lifetime resident of Argos and a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, American Legion, Izaak Walton League and the UAW.  He was a past-member of the Argos Town Board, and he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Surviving with his wife are three sons, Randy [WARNER], and wife Nancy, Hendersonville, N.C.; Douglas [WARNER], wife Pam, Shelbyville, and Dennis [WARNER], wife Denise, Argos; seven grandchildren, Jason and Michelle [WARNER], both of Hendersonville, N.C.; Becky, Hayley and Audrey [WARNER], all of Shelyville, and Brandon and Brittany [WARNER], Argos; a sister, Mrs. Jerry (Evelyn) ROSCHE, Stevensville, Mich., and two brothers, Stanley [WARNER], wife Rena, Thornton, and Bernard [WARNER], wife Rachael, Rochester.


Amelia Marie Horban

Feb. 27, 1993 - Feb. 27, 1993

Amelia Marie HORBAN, 2677 Arabian Court, South Bend, was stillborn at 10:53 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was the daughter of Giles Robert and Suzanne KOWALSKI HORBAN.

Surviving with her parents are the maternal grandparents, Alex and Alice KOWALSKI, South Bend; the paternal grandparents, Robert and Catherine HORBAN, Rochester; the maternal great-grandmother, Mary ZELASKO, South Bend, and aunts and uncles.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Father Edward NARCOWICZ officiating.  Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Jobie Ousley

April 3, 1949 - Feb. 28, 1993

Jobie OUSLEY, 43, Pierceton, died early Sunday morning at his residence.

He was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Ellis and Mary Alice JUSTIN OUSLEY.  On July 16, 1969 he married Bonnie WILSON, who died Feb. 28, 1993.  He was an assistant pressman at R.R. Donnelly’s in Warsaw and had lived most of his life in Pierceton.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Angie) ELLERBE and Mrs. Roger (Tammy) HALE, both of Warsaw; a son Greg [OUSLEY], Pierceton; a grandson; two brothers, Eddie and Steve [OUSLEY], both of Prestonsburg, Ky., and two sisters, Sharon COLEMAN, New Albany, and Karen [OUSLEY], Prestonsburg, Ky.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Wayne WHITAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Bonnie Ousley

Nov. 4, 1949 - Feb. 28, 1993

Bonnie OUSLEY, 43, Pierceton, died early Sunday morning in her home.

She was born in Floyd County, Ky., to George and Ann Lee BOOTH WILSON.  On July 16, 1969 she married Jobie OUSLEY, who died Feb. 28, 1993.  She was a packer at Kimble Glass and lived most of her life in Pierceton.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Angie) ELLERBE and Mrs. Roger (Tammy) HALE, both of Warsaw; a son Greg [OUSLEY], Pierceton; a grandson and a sister, Mrs. Elmer (Linda) OUSLEY Jr., Pierceton.  Preceding in death was a brother.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Wayne WHITAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.  Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, March 3, 1993 to Thursday, March 4, 1993

 

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Friday, March 5, 1993

 

Vernon L. Towne

Dec. 25, 1915 - March 2, 1993

Vernon L. TOWNE, 77, Zionsville, died Tuesday at Village Christian Park, N.H.

He was born in Fulton County to Clyde and Bessie HARTMAN TOWNE.  He was a farmer who lived in Rochester until 1971 when he moved to Zionsville.  He lived most of his life in Indiana.  He was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church, Indianapolis, and the Rochester Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are three step-daughters, Beverly STEWART, Indianapolis; Madelyne MARTIN, Ekhart, and Eileen EARL, Syracuse; a step-son, Donald STYCK, Leesburg, Ga.; four sisters, Evelyn SCHULTZ, South Bend; Marjorie MADDOX, Catherine CRALL and Norma STARR, all of Rochester; two brothers, Clyde [TOWNE], Jr., Rochester, and Jack [TOWNE], Marseilles, Ill., and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were his wife, Elma Pauline STYCK TOWNE, and several brothers and sisters.

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Jack A. STEWART officiating.  Flanner and Buchanan High School Road Mortuary, Speedway, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Eva M. Eherenman

May 10, 1899 - March 4, 1993

Eva M. EHERENMAN, 93, Burket, died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday at Mason Health Care, Warsaw, after a two-year illness.

She was born in Sevastapol to Joseph E. and Lillie Mae MESSERSMITH BURKET.  On Dec. 30, 1922 she married Clifford F. EHERENMAN, who died Oct. 8, 1978.  In 1969 she retired as Burket postmaster.  She was a member of the Burket United Methodist Church, the Sarah Missionary Circle, Kosciusko County Red Cross, Kosciusko County Hospital Auxiliary, Seward Township Home Economics Club, Kosciusko County Historical Society, and the Burket Prayer and Share Group.  She was a 50-year member of the Warsaw Eastern Star and had been a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Herschel (Joan) SHOEMAKER, Warsaw; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Edith) FRIEDMAN, Mishawaka.  Preceding in death besides her husband was a son, Carl [EHERENMAN].

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Burket United Methodist Church with the Revs. Doug JOHNS and Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in Palestine.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Saturday, March 6, 1993

 

John H. Wendt

July 7, 1918 - March 5, 1993

John H. WENDT, 74, of 15 S. Garfield, Peru, died at 2:25 p.m. Friday in Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.  He was born in Peru to Herman F. and Ethel KEENER WENDT.  He was married Sept. 29, 1940 to Doris LINE, who survives.  The founder of John Wendt and Sons, he was a member of the masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Temple, Wabash Shrine Club, Circus City Shrine Club and the Eastern Star.

Surviving with his wife are four sons, Jere A. [WENDT], Wabash; John D. and Randy J. [WENDT], Lagro, and Michael L. [WENDT], Wabash, and seven agrandchildren.  Preceding in death were his parents and a sister, Mary Helen BURTON.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with Dr. Larry SMITH and the Rev. Jeff JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Peru.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Masonic services will be at   8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Vorhes E. Gordon

Jan. 17, 1915 - Feb. 17, 1993

Word has been received of the death of Vorhes Earl GORDON, 77, Poteau, Okla.  He died Feb. 17 at the Heavener Nursing Home, Heavener, Okla.

He was born in Fulton County to Eugene and Maud ROBBINS GORDON.  In 1937, he moved to McAlister, Okla.  On Oct. 23, 1940 he married Helen THOMPSON of Ozark, Ark.  She is deceased.  He attended the Episcopal Church in Poteau.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancie [GORDON], Poteau; four brothers, Paul and Frank [GORDON], Rochester; Robert [GORDON], Walton, and Russel [GORDON], New Waverly, and a sister, Donna WILLIAMS, Rochester.  Preceding in death were a son, Robin [GORDON]; a brother, Ralph Emerson [GORDON], and a sister, Marjorie [GORDON].

Services were conducted at Poteau.

 

Monday, March 8, 1993

 

Ellis H. Yoder

May 19, 1917 - March 6, 1993

Ellis H. YODER, 75, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Marion.  He was born in Denver to Benjamin F. and Hattie YIKE YODER.  On May 29, 1953 in Denver he married Lois COVER, who survives.  He was retired from Sonoco Paper Products, Akron.  He was a farmer and member of the Peru American Legion, Peru Moose Lodge and the Oakdale Baptist Church.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Signal Corps.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Carol YODER and Linda YODER, both of Macy; a son, Carl [YODER], Macy; nieces and nephews; a sister, Goldie PRIOR, Peru, and a brother, Kenneth [YODER], Akron.  Preceding in death were three sisters, Alma LOWE, Dora BUTT, and Chole YODER, and four brothers, Homer, Julius, Truman and Harry [YODER]  Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver, with military rites.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday.


Tuesday, March 9, 1993

 

Marion O. Smith Jr.

Feb. 4, 1926 - March 8, 1993

Marion O. “Red” SMITH Jr., 67, of 20669 Ironwood Road, Argos, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday atWoodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for three months.

He was born in North Bloomfield, Ohio to Marion and Margaret CONSLA SMITH Sr., and had lived in Argos since 1973.  He also had resided in Reynolds, Ind., and Bristolville, Ohio.  He was married Nov. 9, 1943 in Ripley, N.Y., to Mary M. PATCHIN, who survives.  He was a sawmill logger and was a member of the Buckeye Horse Pulling Association, the Michigan Horse Pulling Association, and the Northern Indiana Horse and Mule Association.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. James (Rosie) SVOBODA, West Farmington, Ohio; Mrs. Michael (Sally) SEITNER, Argos, and Mrs. Steve (Judy) COTTRELL, Marion; a son, Terry [SMITH], Exeter, N.H.; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; his mother, Margaret CHRISTNER, Warren, Ohio, and two sisters, Virginia KNOSKE, Warren, Ohio, and Betty WALTERS, Ravenna, Ohio.  Preceding in death were his father, in 1971, and two brothers, Albert and Ronnie [SMITH].

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Trask Funeral Home in West Farmington, Ohio, and burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery at West Farmington.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and at the Trask Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Wednesday, March 10, 1993

 

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Thursday, March 11, 1993

 

Lillian M. Beach

Jan. 19, 1918 - Feb. 10, 1993

Lillian M. BEACH, 75, Valparaiso, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Medial Center, Crown Point.

She was born in Peoria, Ill., to Darret and Eliza VICKERY ERWIN.  On Sept. 28, 1938 in Winamac she married Clarence BEACH, who survives.  She was a member of the Valparaiso First Baptist Church and lived in Valparaiso most of her life.

Surviving with her hsuband are two daughters, Carolyn BEACH, Valparaiso, and Mrs. Dale (Mildred) SMITH, Rochester; a son, Clifford [BEACH], Valparaiso; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildre; a sister, Mrs. Helen HECK, Michigan City, and a brother, Daniel ERWIN, Westville.  Preceding in death was a brother and a great-grandson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kosanke Funeral Home, Kouts, with the Revs. Michael HARTWIG and Robert LEIB officiating.  Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Valparaiso First Baptist Church.


Friday, March 12, 1993

 

Ruby Garver

Dec. 12, 1914 - March 11, 1993

Ruby GARVER, 78, of 307 Hope Blvd., Bremen, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at Community Hospital, Bremen.

She was born in Jamestown, Tenn., to Dailey and Nancy BROOKS HOOVER.  On June 19, 1957 in Gary she married J.V. GARVER, who died Aug. 1985.  She moved to Bremen in 1987 from Deming, N.M.  She was a member of the Bremen Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty SAHLHOFF, Bremen; three sons, Roy L. NORMAN, Rochester; James NORMAN, Akron, and Arnold NORMAN Jr., Warsaw; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marge NYE, Piedmont, Mo., and Linda SMITH, Deming, N.M., and a brother Phil HOOVER, Piedmont, Mo.  Preceding in death were a son, John NORMAN; a sister, and two brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen, with the Rev. Thomas E. BROWN officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Bremen Church of God.

 

Harold F. Schrader

Harold F. SCHRADER, 76, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

Arrangemens are pendig at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Catherine Funk

March 12, 1914 - March 11, 1993

Catherine BICKEL FUNK, 78, of 9450 South 1100 West, Kewanna, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday at Chase Convalescent Center, Logansport.

She was born in Logansport to Gerald B. and Mary RIMMER BICKEL.  On Jan. 14, 1948 in Rochester she married Glen D. FUNK, who survives.  She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport.

Surviving with her husband are a sister, Josephine MOLIQUE, Logansport; a brother, Richard BICKEL, Indianapolis; two nieces, and a nephew.  Preceding in death was a brother.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport, with Fathers Donald GROSS and Leo HAIGERTY officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, where a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 13, 1993

 

Lucile Funk

Lucile FUNK, 84, Fulton, died at 9:41 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.


Monday, March 15, 1993

 

Lucile C. Funk

Aug. 5, 1908 - March 12, 1993

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home for Lucile C. FUNK, 84, Fulton.

The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, and on Tuesday for an hour before services.

Mrs. Funk died at 9:41 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.  She had been in failing health.  She was born in Fulton County to Martin N. and Elma J. GREGORY KING.  On Sept. 1, 1926 in Fulton County she married Cary H. FUNK, who died June 23, 1953.  She was a seamstress who had worked for Topps Manufacturing and Green Thumb Home Care.  She was a member of the Antioch Evangelical United Brethren Church and lived all of her life in Fulton County.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Elma L. SWIHART, Silver Lake; Mrs. Wayne (Isabelle) KAMP, Akron; Mrs. William (Martha) SCHULTZ and Mrs. Randall (Rosie) HABEGGER, both of Marble Falls; Mrs. Rafnel (Sue) QUINTANILA, Wabash, and Mrs. Mitchell (Judith) HOWARD, Twelve Mile; four sons, James [FUNK], wife Nancy, and Hugh [FUNK], wife, Rita, both of Rochester; Arthur [FUNK], Fulton, and Robert [FUNK], wife Marilou, Van Buren; thirty-six grandchildren; fifty great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Elizabeth [FUNK], and a son, George [FUNK]; two sisters, and two brothers.

 

Harold F. Schrader

Jan. 25, 1917 - March 10, 1993

Services were to be at 11 a.m. today at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, for Harold Fredrick SCHRADER, Rt. 3, Peru.

The Rev. Gerald KREH was to officiate.  Burial was to be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.

Mr. Schrader died at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Chili to Bert and Alvena KERSCHNER SCHRADER.  On May 3, 1937 near Chili he married Florence Gail RABER, who survives.  He was a retired railroad engineer for the Norfolk and Western railroad and a member of the Peru Moose Lodge and Logansport Eagles Lodge.

Surviving with his wife are his mother, Alvena; a daughter, Pat COONEY, Berryville, Calif., and two sons, Wayne [SCHRADER], Albuquerque, N.M., and Allen [SCHRADER], Conneaut, Ohio; seven grandchildren, and a great-grandson.  Preceding in death was a son, Richard [SCHRADER], and a brother, Lester [SCHRADER].

 

Tuesday, March 16, 1993

 

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Wednesday, March 17, 1993

 

Thomas Gates

Oct. 19, 1922 - March 16, 1993

Thomas GATES, 70, Rochester Mobile Home Court, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday at his home.

He was born in Royal Center to Dennis and Carmen HUFFMAN GATES.  On Dec. 8, 1945 in Royal Center he married Marcia R. DILLMAN, who died Jan. 2, 1970.  On Aug. 18, 1972 in Wabash he married Judy SKARBEK, who survives.

He was a self-employed milk hauler who transported to Dean Foods.  He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II.   He was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion and VFW and was a 1941 graduate of Lucerne High School.

Surviving with his wife are his mother, Carmen, Logansport; three daughters, Viki BARTLETT, Terry GATES and Jennie BRADLEY, all of Rochester; a son, Ernest [GATES], Rochester; two step-sons, Trevor and Tracy SKARBEK, both of Rochester; eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son and a brother.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with Bob CREE and W. Max JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Royal Center Cemetery with military services.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, March 18, 1993

 

Neil E. Hart

Sept. 19, 1921 - March 17, 1993

Neil E. HART, 71, Deedsville, died at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born in Deedsville to Odie and Anna KARN HART.  On Aug. 17, 1946 in Noblesville he married Loha Joan BUSSARD who died July 2, 1979.  He was a retired carpenter, World War II Army veteran and member of the Faith Christian Center, Peru.

Surviving are two daughters, Rita Ann BELL, Peru, and Reba J. HOLLAND, Deedsville; two sons, Larry L. [HART], Utah, and Ellis E. “”Gene” [HART], Cheyenne, Wyo.; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a sister Enid KINDIG and a brother Niel [HART].

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver with Pastor Larry ZUMWALT officiating.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Heart Fund.

 

Friday, March 19, 1993

 

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Saturday, March 20, 1993

 

Grace M. Shapley

Sept. 28, 1905 - March 13, 1993

Services for Grace M. SHAPLEY, 87, Watseka, Ill., were conducted March 18 at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, with the Rev. Hubert LYTLE officiating.  She died March 13.

Mrs. Shapley was born in Donovan, Ill., to Oscar and Kattie KARR SAMUELSON.  On June 12, 1932 in Watseka she married Harry C. SHAPLEY, who died in December 1960.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Watseka, and was a former member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester.  The Shapleys were Rochester residents from 1934 to 1941 while he was manager of the former Armour Creameries.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Robert SHAPLEY, Phoenixville, Pa., two grandchildren, Scott and Cynthia [SHAPLEY]; four sisters, Marjory WEAKLEY, Ottawa, Ill.; Lyal RHOADES, Wartseka; Frances HAINES, Milford, Ill., and Jean WILKINSON, Sheldon, Ill.; a brother, Stanley SAMUELSON, Rochester, and an aunt, Grace JOHNSON, Watseka.  Preceding in death were three brothers.

 

Monday, March 22, 1993

 

Todd F. Bryant

Feb. 13, 1965 - March 20, 1993

Todd F. BRYANT, 28, Marshall-Starke Group Home, Knox, died at 8:53 a.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, after an illness.

He was born in Rochester to Ron D. and Marge A. SHERER BRYANT.  He worked for the Marshall-Starke Development Center, Plymouth, and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Reynolds.  He was a graduate of Twin Lakes High School, where he participated in Special Olympics.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Marge and Dennis BUSCHMAN, Reynolds; his father and step-mother, Ron and Shawn BRYANT, Rochester; a half-sister, Maria M. BUSCHMAN, Reynolds; four half-brothers, Dennis C. BUSCHMAN, Joseph J. BUSCHMAN and Tommy W. BUSCHMAN, all of Reynolds, and Andy L. BUSCHMAN, Monon; two step-sisters, Jennifer OGAN and Cherie OGAN, Rochester; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth BRYANT, Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman FAULKNER, Argos; two great-grandmothers, Alta BIR, Monticello, and Mildred McINTIRE, Charleston, Ill., and aunts, uncles and cousins.  Preceding in death was a half-brother, Bradley BUSCHMAN.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Reynolds.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, Monticello, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of local arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall-Starke Development Center, Plymouth, or the Manitou Training Center, Rochester.

 

Vivian S. Dudley

Vivian S. DUDLEY, 87, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Life Care Center.  Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Roberta Trusty

May 9, 1926 - March 20, 1993

Roberta TRUSTY, 66, LaPorte, died at 3:03 a.m. Saturday at LaPorte Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Leesburg, Ohio, to Edgar and Clara JONES SEAMAN.  On Aug. 30, 1951, in Ironton, Ohio, she married Johnie TRUSTY, who died Nov. 13, 1985.  She moved to LaPorte nine years ago from Knox.  She was a member of the Blue Sea United Baptist Church, North Judson.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary MASTERSON, LaPorte, and Martha BRANSCOM, Rochester; seven sons, Donald and James [TRUSTY], both of Laporte; David and Dennis [TRUSTY], both of Knox; Tony [TRUSTY], Delong; Ronnie [TRUSTY], North Judson, and Richard [TRUSTY], Plymouth; thirty grandchildren, and two brothers, Tom and Terry SEAMAN, both of Florida.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blue Sea United Baptist Church, North Judson, with the Revs. Charles BEGLEY and Enos HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Fletcher Cemetey, Hamlet.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church.

 

Tuesday, March 23, 1993

 

Vivian S. Dudley

Jan. 29, 1906 - March 21, 1993

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Vivian S. DUDLEY, 87, formerly of Rt. 1, Akron.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  The Rev. Irvin BEHM will officiate.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Dudley died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Life Care Center.  She was born in Elwood to Ben and Sarah Jane HOPKINS THOMAS.  On June 2, 1926 in Elwood she married William O. DUDLEY, who died July 5, 1990.  She was retired after 20 years of employment with Sears Roebuck and Company, Gary.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and Tri Kappa Sorority.  She moved to Akron from Gary.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frederick (Sarah Alice) GROHSMEYER, Richmond, and Mrs. Manuk (Mary) ERYMAN, Akron; five grandchildren, William ERYMAN, Naperville, Ill.; Stephen ERYMAN, Fort Myers, Fla.; Mrs. David (Susan) WEBER, Akron; Peg JUDSON, Goshen, and Erik GROHSMEYER, Cincinnati, Ohio, and nine great-grandchildren.

 

Faye L. Smith

Faye L. SMITH, 97, formerly of Akron, died at 3:47 a.m. today at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester.

Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Leora Brewer

:Leora BREWER, 84, of 29081 U.S. 19 North, Clearwater, Fla., died at 12:21 p.m. Monday at Country Side Hospital, Safety Harbor, Fla.

Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Paul E. Spencer

Nov. 15, 1911 - March 21, 1993

Paul E. SPENCER, 81, Fort Myers, Fla., died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born in southern Indiana.  On Aug. 6, 1932 in Indianapolis he married Helen WHITE, who survives.  He was a Rochester resident in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  He retired from Shell Oil Company after several years of employment in Indianapolis and the surrounding area.  He was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, John [SPENCER], Cicero, and Lynn [SPENCER], Alpharetta, Ga.; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a brother Harold [SPENCER], Carlisle.  Preceding in death was a great-granddaughter.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Flora Cemetery, near Logansport.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

James E. Fenstermaker

James E. FENSTERMAKER, 73, of 10629 Toledo Road, Osceola, died at his home Sunday.

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

 

Charles J. Nolen

Charles J. NOLEN, 77, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 9:55 a.m. today at Life Care Center.

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

 

Wednesday, March 24, 1993

 

Jacqueline S. Thome

March 1, 1961 - March 22, 1993

Jacqueline S. POWERS THOME, 32, of 1866 Scarlet Maple Lane, Elkhart, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born in South Bend to James L. and Marilyn POWERS, now of 29053 Danielson Drive, Elkhart, 46514, and lived in Rocheter when her father was the basketball coach at Rochester High School.  She was a 1979 graduate of Elkhart Memorial High School and was a student at Southwestern Michigan College School of Nursing.

Surviving with her parents are two sons, Justin J. and Damon R. [THOME], both of Elkhart; three brothers, James L. [POWERS], Elkhart; Jeffrey R. [POWERS], Indianapolis, and Christopher [POWERS], Columbus, Ohio, and a grandmother, Hilda P. POWERS, South Bend.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Elkhart with the Rev. James STOYLE officiating.  Cremation will follow, with interment in Rice Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home, Elkhart.  Memorials may be made to Southwestern Michigan College School of Nursing.


Dorothy M. Musick

June 16, 1907 - March 22, 1993

Dorothy M. MUSICK, 85, of 6309 Indiana 17, Plymouth, died at 9:45 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born in Richland Township to Andrew and Mary BRINEY BABCOCK.  On Dec. 8, 1928 in Marion she married Omer W. MUSICK, who died in 1961.  She was a Rochester resident for most of her life.

Surviving are a daughter, Joan V. BUFFINGTON, Flagler Beach, Fa.; three grandchildren, Brenda K. MONTGOMERY, Lynda B. BURBRINK and Michael BUFFINGTON, all of Plymouth, and seven great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, William [MUSICK], and two sisters, Grace and Bernice ABBOTT.

Services for the immediate family will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Oakhill Cemetery Chapel.  Memorials may be made to the Patient Care Fund of Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home.

 

Leora L. Brewer

April 19, 1908 - March 22, 1993

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Leora Lee BREWER, 84, of 29081 U.S. 19 North, Clearwater, Fla.

The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate.  Burial will be in the Fletchers Cemetery, Hamlet.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday and for an hour before services.

Mrs. Brewer died at 12:21 p.m. Monday at Country Side Hospital, Safety Harbor, Fla., after a month-long illness.  She was born in Hamlet to Melvin and Menerva FLEMING FANCHER.  On Dec. 24, 1926 in South Bend she married Kenneth R. BREWER who died Nov. 27, 1979.  She was a retired seamstress and pianist.  She played in bands in Indiana and Michigan.  She was a 1926 graduate of Hamlet High School.  She had lived in Florida since 1972, moving there from Fort Wayne.  She also had lived in South Bend.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Warren (Virginia) KNIGHT, and a son, Kenneth [BREWER], both of Clearwater, Fla., and two sisters, Grace BURCH, Hamlet, and Julia KING, Argos.

 

Faye L. Smith

Nov. 23, 1895 - March 23, 1993

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Faye L. SMITH, 97, Peaody Retirement Home, North Manchester.

The Rev. Harold L. LEININGER will officiate.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Smith, formerly of Akron, died at 3:47 a.m. Tuesday at Peabody Retirement Home, where she had been a resident for 10 years.  She was born in Akron to Daniel and Mary Angeline HARTUNE LEININGER.  On March 19, 1914 in Akron she married Cleotus G. SMITH, who died Oct. 26, 1969.  She was a lifelong member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, David SMITH and wife Corrine, Mishawaka; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Violet SMITH, London, England; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.  Preceding in death were a son, Daniel [SMITH], who died in 1984, a sister and six brothers.


Charles J. Nolen

May 23, 1915 - March 23, 1993

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Charles J. NOLEN, 77, 1203 South 400 East, Rochester.

The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.

Mr. Nolen died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday at Life Care Center.  He had been in failing health for 15 years.  He was born in Attica to Charles and Hannah Dell WILLIAMSON NOLEN.  In 1935 he married Eva Belle Ruth COOPER, who died June 25, 1966.  On June 30, 1974 he married Mildred A. MERLEY, who died Feb. 25, 1991.  In 1976 he retired as superintendent of Rochester Metal Products after working there for 45 years.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II in the European Theater.  He was a member of the American Eagle Single Side Band C.B. Club, in which he was known as Lamp Liter.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Sharon) SLONAKER, Chili; two sons, Jack [NOLEN], Rochester, and Jerry [NOLEN], Elkhart; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty SCOTT, Las Vegas, Nev.; Clara Belle PETRUSKA, Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. Sylvester (Della June) FRANKENBERGER, Elkhart, and a brother, Rudy [NOLEN], Bellingham, Wash.  Preceding in death were a sister, Margaett GANS, and three brothers, Herschel, Clyde and Kenneth [NOLEN].

 

Thursday, March 25, 1993

 

Cletus R. Artist

July 14, 1927 - March 24, 1993

Cletus R. ARTIST, 65, of 433 East 18th St., died at 6 a.m. Wednesday at Rochester Nursing Home.

He was born in Fulton County to Charley and Dorothy IMEL ARTIST.  On Jan. 29, 1949 in Fulton County he married Velda F. LATTA who survives.  He was a retired steel worker for Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, East Chicago.  A member of the Rochester and Winamac Masonic Lodges, he was a 32nd Degree Mason, lifetime member of the South Bend Scottish Rite, York Rite Temple, Fort Wayne, Rochester Order of Eastern Star and Orak Temple, Michigan City.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. James (Virginia) COLLINGS, Rochester, and Mrs. Thomas (Jeannette) HUNTER, Hubert Heights, Ohio; three sons, Charles W. [ARTIST] Sr., Whiting; James [ARTIST], Kewanna, and Master Sgt. Robert [ARTIST], Plattsburg, N.Y.; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Opal COLEMAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Delcia DeGROFF, South Bend.  Preceding in death was a daughter and two grandsons.

There will be no funeral services or visitation.  Mr. Artist’s remains have been bequeathed to the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy O. Kent

April 8, 1920 - March 24, 1993

Dorothy O. KENT, 72, of 18186 Cedar Road, Tippecanoe, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient since March 16.

She was born in Roachdale.  On Nov. 19, 1934 she married Rev. Maurice B. KENT who died Feb. 28, 1991.

Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. Rick (Donna Jane) HONECUTT, Silver Lake; a son, Stephen J. [KENT], Tippecanoe; three grandchildren; nine great-gradchildren; a sister, Ethel WOLTERS, Mesa, Ariz., and two brothers, Reid MYERS, Mesa, Ariz., and Al MYERS, Indianapolis.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Richard THOMPSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and one hour prior to services at the church.

 

James F. Ranstead

July 19, 1912 - March 24, 1993

James F. RANSTEAD, 80, of 734 West Fortna Drive, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at his home.  He had been ill for a year.

He was born in Lakeville to Don and Retta Shidler BIRK RANSTEAD.  On Dec. 18, 1935 in North Liberty he married Flossie I. McENDARFER who survives.  In 1981 he retired from Norwesco Manufacturing, Plymouth.,  He was a farmer and machinist and worked for Bendix Corporation, Logan machine, Logansport, and Dodge Manufacturing, Mishawaka.  He was a member of the Christian Church, Lakeville.  He lived in Rochester for 40 years.

Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Dale (Carolyn) FOOR, South Bendf; Marilyn MYERS, Tulsa, Okla.; Arlene SANDERS, Sebring, Fla., and Jane HAUCH, Logansport; two sons, Gene [RANSTEAD], Lemon Grove, Calif., and Richard [RANSTEAD], Argos; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sybil HAAS, Plymouth; Mrs. Welcome (Lois) NORRIS, Plymouth, and Mrs. Ernie (Helen) WEBER, South Bend, and a brother Orville BIRK, Mishawaka.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry McENDARFER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.

 

James E. Fenstermaker

Nov. 17, 1919 - March 22, 1993

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, for James Edward FENSTERMAKER, 73, OF 10829 Toledo Road, Osceola.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Friday.

Mr. Fenstermaker died Monday at his home.  He was born in Rochester to Albert “A.B.” and Anna M. TOWNE FENSTERMAKER.  He was married to Helen FENSTERMAKER.  He was a truck driver for Ball Band, Mishawaka, and a U.S. Air Borce veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J.R. (Marjorie Ann) ATWOOD, Mundelien, Ill., and Mrs. Donald (Georgia E.) McKEONE, Carlsbad, Calif.  Preceding in death was a sister, Betty [FENSTERMAKER], and a brother, Jackie [FENSTERMAKER].


William W. Fox

Word has been received that one of the victims of the winter storm that battred the South and the East Coast of the nation Saturday, March 13, was a former Rochester resident.

William Wesley FOX, nine-year-old son of Donna FOX of Eloise, Fla., and Vernon FOX of Morehead City, N.C., was killed in a mobile home in Moorehead City where he lived with his father.

The boy and his two brothers - Brenten Lee [FOX], now 11, and Vernon [FOX] Jr., now 15 - attended Rocheter elementary schools during the 1989-90 term while living with a great-aunt, Ann S. THOMPSON, 506 W. Ninth St.  Another brother, Shane [FOX], is three years old now.  William attended Liberty Baptist Church in Rochester.

William was in the front bedroom of the mobile home when a 60-foot pine tree snapped and fell onto the dwelling, hitting the boy.

Surviving with the parents, the great-aunt and the three brothers are grandparents and great-grandparents.

 

Friday, March 26, 1993

 

Leora L. Brewer

April 19, 1908 - March 22, 1993

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saurday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Leora Lee BREWER, 84, of 29081 U.S. 19 North, Clearwater, Fla.

The Rev. Keith SMITLEY will officiate.  Burial will be in the Fletchers Cemetery, Hamlet.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and for an hour before services.

Mrs. Brewer died at 12:21 p.m. Monday at Country Side Hospital, Safety Harbor, Fla., after a month-long illness.  She was born in Hamlet to Melvin and Menerva FLEMING FANCHER.  On Dec. 24, 1926 in South Bend she married Kenneth R. BREWER, who died Nov. l27, 1979.  She was a retired seamstress and pianist.  She played in bands in Indiana and Michigan.  She was a 1926 graduate of Hamlet High School.  She had lived in Florida since 1972, moving there from Fort Wayne.  She also had lived in South Bend.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Warren (Virginia) KNIGHT, and a son, Kenneth [BREWER], both of Clearwater, Fla., and two sisters, Grace BURCH, Hamlet, and Julia KING, Argos.

 

Billy Causey Jr.

July 15, 1965 - March 25, 1993

Bily CAUSEY Jr., 27, of 4817 South Wabash Road, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at his home.

Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.


Saturday, March 27, 1993

 

Billy Causey Jr.

July 15, 1965 - March 25, 1993

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Billy J. CAUSEY Jr., 27, of 4817 South Wabash Road, Rochester.

The Rev. Olin CORBITT will officiate, and burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and for an hour before services on Sunday.

Mr. Causey was born in Peru to Billy and Lolitta M. DAY CAUSEY Sr., and moved to Rochesrter 5 1/2 years ago from the Detroit area.  He owned the Billy Causey Associates public relations firm.  He was a graduate of Wayne State University at Detroit with two bachelor’s degrees.  He was a student pilot.

Surviving are his mother, at home, a brother, Byron CAUSEY, New Boston, Mich.; the paternal grandmother, Polly WILLIAMS, Big Rock, Ky.; two nephews, Byron CAUSEY and Bradley CAUSEY, New Boston, Mich., and aunts and uncles.  His father died on Oct. 5, 1992.

 

Monday, March 29, 1993

 

Bertie E. Riggle

March 11, 1907 - March 22, 1993

Bertie E. RIGGLE, 86, Peru, died at 10:25 a.m. Monday, March 22, at Dukes Continuing Care Center.

She was born in Fultz, Ky., to William A. and Mattie B. CLEVENGER.  On Aug 6, 1925 she married Charles B. RIGGLE, who died Aug. 15, 1987.  She was retired from Dukes Memorial Hospital as a nurse’s aide.  She was a member of the Peru First Baptist church and the Fulton Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty L. POAGE, Littleton, Colo.; a son, Charles B. [RIGGLE], Fulton; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Olga RENFROE, Lexington, Ky.  Preceding in death were three sisters, four brothers and three step-brothers.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Ronald L. KERR officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8:30 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.


Tuesday, March 30, 1993

 

Robert E. Murphy

Feb. 17, 1921 - March 29, 1993

Robert Earl MURPHY, 72, of 1235 Lakeshore Drive, died at 7:40 p.m. Monday at Veteran’s Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a year-long illness.

He was born in Logansport to Earl and Edna GEER MURPHY.  On Aug. 31, 1970 in Valparaiso he married Edna Dawn LAW SEEBAUER, who survives.  He was a real estate broker and insurance salesman.  From 1974-1979 he owned and operated Murphy’s Times Theatre in Rochester.  He was co-owner of White Mortgage, Portage.  He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Plymouth; the Elks Lodge, Fort Wayne, and the Masonic Lodge and Rotary Club in Valparaiso.  He was a 1939 graduate of Plymouth High School and was an Air Force veteran of World War II.  He had lived in Rochester since 1974, moving here from Valparaiso and Portage.

Surviving with his wife are a daugher, Mrs. Stan (Julie Lynn) HOPKINS, Lafayette; three step-daughters, Mrs. Jim (Rebecca) THOMAS, Lohman, Mo.; Mrs. Jim (Joyce) NEDOFF, Kannapolis, N.C., and Mrs. Tim (Janet) WAGONER, Rochester; two step-sons, Richard, wife Gina, SEEBAUER, Palm Beach, Fla., and Mike, wife Cindy, SEEBAUER, Madison; fourteen grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; his step-mother, Rosie MURPHY, Kokomo; a sister, Marie WHITTAKER, Rochester, and two brothers, Joe [MURPHY], Conway, Ark., and Dan [MURPHY], Orange, Calif.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and for an hour before services Thursday.

 

Paul Overmyer

July 18, 1905 - March 29, 1993

Paul OVERMYER, 87, of 10283 West County Road 1200 South, Westport, died at 4:35 a.m. Monday at Columbus Regional Hospital.

He was born in Kewanna to Schuyler C. and Florence ALLISON OVERMYER. On Sept. 2, 1941 in Huntington he married Mabel E. AGNEW, who died June 29, 1973.  He was a retired school teacher who taught in Indiana for 32 years.  He was a member of the Sardinia Baptist Church and the Indiana State Teachers Association.  He graduated from Kewanna High School and the former Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana State University), Terre Haute.  He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving are two sons, Don [OVERMYER], wife Karis, Perrysburg, Ohio, and Jon [OVERMYER], wife Elaine, Westport; two grandchildren, Joni GIBBS, Columbus, Ohio, and Jason OVERMYER, Westport.  Preceding in death were a sister, Dessie WOLFE, and three brothers, Fred, Hobert and Charley [OVERMYER].

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Sardinia Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert WOODYARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Westport Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bass and Gasper Funeral Home, Westport.  Memorials may be made to the Sardinia Baptist Church.


Julia A. Cochran

March 10, 1926 - March 29, 1993

Julia A. COCHRAN, 67, of 713 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, died at 5:50 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born in Plymouth to Wilber and Amanda CRAIG COCHRAN and had lived in Plymouth all her life.  She was employed by American Optical-DelMonte Corp., and was a member of the First Christian Church, Plymouth.

Surviving are three sisters, Joan ELLINGER and Mary Jane BISHOP, both of Plymouth, and Zenobia SCOTT, Bourbon; two brothers, Leotis COCHRAN, South Bend, and Donavon COCHRAN, Monticello, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Wallace JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, March 31, 1993

 

John J. Waggoner

April 13, 1913 - March 29, 1993

John Jacob WAGGONER, 79, of 206 East Adams St. and Records Autumn Care, Franklin, died of congestive heart failure Monday at Johnson Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Johnson County to Rev. William Ingle WAGGONER Sr. and Clara Jane JOHNSON WAGGONER.  On May 15, 1938 he married Gladys FROST, who survives.  In 1931 he graduated from Alva Neal High School, Franklin.  He worked at Canteen Vending Serice before serving in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II.  He was a prisoner of war and received two Purple Heart medals.  He operated a Standard Oil service station in Franklin and held positions with Culligan Water conditioning and Clark Oil Company before retiring in 1976 from Amoco Oil Company.  He was a member of the Tabernacle Christian Church, Franklin, and the Masonic Lodge.  In 1956 he was the Republican candidate for mayor of Franklin.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Jayne Ann WAGGONER LYNCH, Manchester, N.H.; three sons, John Keith [WAGGONER], Franklin; Charles [WAGGONER], Warsaw, and Ted [WAGGONER], Rochester; nine grandchildren; a niece, Mary FARR KAMM, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; a nephew, George FARR, Long Beach, Calif.; a sister, Mary PORCARO, West Hollywood, Calif., and a brother, James [WAGGONER], Hutchinson, Kansas.  Preceding in death were a sister, Virginia Louise FARR, and two brothers, William Ingle WAGGONER Jr. and George Cunningham WAGGONER.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, Franlin, with the Rev. Robert SHAW officiating.  Friends may call from 4-8:30 p.m. today.


Florence G. Schrader

March 16, 1919 - March 30, 1993

Florence Gail SCHRADER, 74, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday at Dukes Continuing Care, Peru.

She was born in Miami County to Clarence and Levoski TRACY RABER.  On May 13, 1937 near Chili she married Harold F. SCHRADER, who died March 10, 1993. She was a member of the Denver Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Pat COONEY, Berryville, Calif.; two sons, Wayne D. [SCHRADER], Albuquerque, N.M., and Allen [SCHRADER], Conneaut, Ohio; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; her mother-in-law, Alvena SCHRADER, Peru; a sister, Linda J. HOLLAND, Denver, and a brother, Max RABER, Lecanto, Fla.  Preceding in death were a son, Richard [SCHRADER], and two brothers, Richard C. and Robert C. RABER.

Services will e at 2 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Gerald KREH officiating.  Burial will e in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Annette J. Houston Reed

Word has been received that Annette J. HOUSTON REED, 52, Indianapolis, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in her home.

She was married to Harold D. REED, formerly of Fulton, who survives.  She was a member of the Asuty United Methodist Church

Surviving with her husband are two daughers, Tamara Lynn KIRBY, Fulton, and Teresa Lane REED; a son, Terry Lee [REED]; his mother, Geneva WATTERSON; his step-father, Paul WATTERSON; a sister, Marilyn BOZE; a brother, Ronald HOUSTON; a step-sister, Rosalea WATTERSON; a step-brother, James WATTERSON, and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may ve made to the Indianapolis Humane Society.

 

Helen L. Cole

Sept. 18, 1915 - March 29, 1993

Helen Lucille WILEY COLE, 77, Lake Placid, Fla., died Monday at her residence.

She was born in Bourbon to Edson and Dorothy WILTROUT WILEY.  She was married to Charles S. COLE, who survives.  She was a member of the Episcopal faith and lived in Lake Placid for the last four years, moving from Fort Myers, Fla.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Sandra VandenBOSSCHE, Rochester, and Susie REINHOLT, Plymouth; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

No funeral services are scheduled.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Bourbon.  Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.


Conrad L. Turnpaugh

Aug. 17, 1931 - March 30, 1993

Conrad L. TURNPAUGH, 61, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center.

He was born in Logansport to Marice and Vera SPOHN TURNPAUGH and raised by Marice and Margaret TUCKER TURNPAUGH.  On Aug. 8, 1953 he married Shirley DYBALSKI, who survives.  He was a veteran of the Korean War.  In 1983 he retired from Delco Electronics.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Philip (Deborah) TUCKER, Hemlock, and Mrs. Victor (Cheryl) ATWELL, Sharpsville; three granddauhters, Danielle and Jaime TURNPAUGH, Hemlock, and Erin ATWELL, Sharpsville; two grandsons, Bradley and Dustin ATWELL, Sharpsville; three sisters, Merry Kay DUCHATEAU, Greentown; Carla LOVELAND, Bedford, and Norma Jean WHITE, Bloomington, and five brothers, Weldon [TURNPAUGH], Macy; Dick [TURNPAUGH], Belton, Texas; Tom [TURNPAUGH], Michian City; Ronnie [TURNPAUGH], Kokomo, and Maurice [TURNPAUGH] Jr., Drain, Ore.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with Fathers David E. HEILMANN and Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Kokomo, with military services.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at France Wilson Colonial Mortuary, Kokomo, where a scripture service will be read at 6 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.

 

Thursday, April 1, 1993 to Saturday, April 3, 1993

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, April 5, 1993

 

Harold A. Gates

Oct. 3, 1915 - April 4, 1993

Harold A. GATES, 77, of 904 South Lake St. estended, Warsaw, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a three-day illness.

He was born in Pierceton to Horace and Edith Grace HAY GATES.  On June 8, 1940 in Warsaw he married Thelma McCLONE, who survives.  He retired from Clausings.  He had lived in Warsaw for the last 21 years, moving there from the Mentone area.

Surviving with his wife are three sons, Ronald A. and Larry L. [GATES], both of Warsaw, and Harold D. [GATES], Bourbon; six grandchildren; a sister, Claudia MATHYS, and a brother, Howard [GATES], both of Pierceton.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.


Lucille Crull

August 19, 1913 - April 3, 1993

Lucille CRULL, 79, Rt. 1, Lake Bruce, Kewanna, died at 9 p.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

She was born in Ohio to Frank and Mary QUINN MILLS.  On Jan. 20, 1934 in Monticello she married Kenneth CRULL Sr., who died May 11, 1988.  She was a retired seamstress from Gossard Co., Logansport, and worked at Bryan’s Manufacturing, Monticello.  She was active with the Kewanna Senior Citizens and attended the Baptist Church, Kewanna.  She graduated from Reynolds High School.

Surviving are a daughter, Frieda Mae CRULL, Kewanna; two sons, Willard Dale [CRULL], Mack’s Creek, Mo., and Kenneth [CRULL] Jr., Monticello; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lydia Frances ROGERS, and Kristina GAGE, both of Michigan, and a brother, Andrew MILLS, Michigan.  Preceding in death were eight brothers and sisters.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Ron PURKEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Reynald R. Danti

Sept. 4, 1914 - April 3, 1993

Reynald R. DANTI, 78, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 10:33 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born in Macon, Mo., to Louis and Clamenta CERRETTI DANTI.  On Feb. 6, 1940 in Monterey he married Madeline BRUCKER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey.  He had lived in Pulaski County since 1938.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Lydia McCLINTOCK, Boulder, Col.; Carol J. McKEE, Anderson, and Reynanna RICE, Missoula, Mont.; two sons, Paul [DANTI], Remington, and Paul BRUCKER, Rochester, and eight grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two sisters and three brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey, with the Revs. Edward MATUSZAK and Dominic G. YOUNG officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Anne’s Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. and after 8 a.m. Tuesday.


Tuesday, April 6, 1993

 

Eugene Treglia

Jan. 17, 1928 - March 15, 1993

Word has been received of the death of Eugene TREGLIA, 65, Haverstraw, Ohio, who was a former plant manager and vice president of Rochester Metal Products.

Mr. Treglia died at Tri-County Extended Health Care Center in Fairfield, Ohio.  His cremated remains were buried in Mount Repose Cemetery in Haverstraw following a memorial Mass in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.  Arrangements were by George M. Holt Funeral Home, 50 New Main St., Haverstraw.

Mr. Treglia was born and reared in Haverstraw, and served in the U.S. military during World War II before becoming an engineer specializing in foundry management.  He worked for Otis Elevators, American Brake Shoe and Apex Engineering in addition to Rochester Metal Products before returning to Haverstraw in 1987.  He served on the Haverstraw Board of Trustees from 1989 until March 1992; a stroke prevented him from seeking re-election.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryn [TREGLIA]; four sons, Michael [TREGLIA], Oxford, Ohio; David and Anthony [TREGLIA], both of Fairfield, and Stephen [TREGLIA], State College, Pa.; two sisters; a brother, and two grandchildren.

 

Colette Baker

Feb. 5, 1936 - April 5, 1993

Colette BAKER, 57, of 3201 Perrysburg Road, Logansport, died at 11:53 p.m. Monday in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Rochester to Robert O. and Lucille Paricia SMITH DuBOIS.  She was married in Rochester on Nov. 29, 1958 to James Z. BAKER, who survives.  She was secretary at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, and before joining Kroeger was a legal secretary for 10 years.  She was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority and All Saints Catholic Church.

Surviving with her husband are a son, James T. “Ted” BAKER, Knoxville, Tenn.; two daughters, Kelly Ann GORDON and Patricia Colette WEAVER, both of Logansport; her mother, of Rochester, two brothers, Howard A. DuBOIS, Rochester, and Marvin J. DuBOIS, Plano, Texas; a sister, Patricia E. BIDDINGER, Bloomington; four grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  Her father preceded in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home with Fathers Leo HAIGERTY and Donald GROSS officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Contributions may e made to the American Cancer Society.


Alvie P. Moose

Jan. 11, 1909 - April 5, 1993

Alvie P. MOOSE, 84, of 15800 Muckshaw Road, Argos, died at 9:10 p.m. Monday at his home.

He was born in Denham to Fred and Etta WALKER MOOSE, and moved to Argos from Pulaski County in 1949.  He was a former employee of the Studebaker Corp.  He was married March 14, 1936 in Winamac to Dorothy SMITH, who survives.

Also surviving are six daughers, Bonnie GOLDEN, Carol DULANEY, Mary Ann BAKER and Betty BLACKMAN, all of Plymouth; Janet MOOSE, Lakeville, and Sharon KLINGE, Bremen; two sons, John [MOOSE[, Lake Station, and David [MOOSE], of Canada; eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.  A son, Larry [MOOSE], and a brother, Bill [MOOSE], preceded in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Frain Mortuary at Winamac, and burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and after 8 a.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, April 7, 1993

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, April 8, 1993

 

Ivan M. Dague

Ivan Monroe DAGUE died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital after a brief illness.

Services, with the Rev. David SOMMERS officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and for two hours before services Saturday.

 

Friday, April 9, 1993

 

George Koger

Word has been received that George KOGER, 83, formerly of Tippecanoe, died March 2 at Chateau Healthcare Center, Muncie, after a long illness.

Mr. Koger was born in Overton County, Tenn., and moved to Indiana in 1947.  He had lived in Knightstown, and Tippecanoe where he owned a meat processing plant.  He was a state meat inspector for eight years.  His wife, Willa Mae RAMSEY KOGER, died in 1987.

Surviving are three daughters, Lucille MARTIN, Walton; Elizabeth ROWE, Fishers, and Kathryn COTTRELL, Ocracoke, N.C.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Callie LEE, Ringold, Ga., and Edith TYREE, New Castle; a brother, Ralph [KOGER], Cambridge City, and nieces and nephews.


Ivan M. Dague

May 18, 1914 - April 8, 1993

Ivan M. “Ike” DAGUE, 78, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in Fulton County to Samuel M. and Trella M. NICKELS DAGUE.  On March 17, 1960 in Cass County he married Thelma HAMMON, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a lifetime resident of Fulton County.  He was a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church and the National Farmers Union, and was a 20-year charter member of the Grass Creek Lions Club, of which he was a past-president and had 20 years of perfect attendance.  A member of the Logansport VFW, he served with the U.S. Army 24th Evacuation Hospital Corps in Europe and participated in the D-Day landing in France in World War II.

Surviving with his wife are a sister, Mrs. Dorothy COYNER, Richmond; a brother, Joseph [DAGUE], Kewanna, and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Robert [DAGUE], was killed during World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. David SOMMERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Metea Cemetery, with military rites.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Grass Creek Lions Club.

 

Eva V. Spohn Ault

Jan. 16, 1905 - April 9, 1993

Eva Virginia SPOHN AULT, 88, Plymouth Garden Court West, died at 12:20 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth, where she had been a resident for one year.

She was born in Star City to William and Minnie SMITH, and was one of a family of 11 children.  She was married to Fremont SPOHN, who died in 1951, and lived most of her life in Marshall County.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Lorene) WELDY, Bremen; Doris HAINES, Plymouth, and Miss Sandra SPOHN, Niles, Mich.; a son, Sidney [SPOHN], Argos; twenty grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaugher, and a brother, Deveral SMITH, South Bend.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Babe CORLE, a son, Alvin [SPOHN], and a grandson, Michael COPLEN.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Donald C. LACY officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.

 

Saturday, April 10, 1993

 

[no obits]


Monday, April 12, 1993

 

Amy J. Louderback

July 28, 1967 - April 10, 1993

Amy Jane LOUDERBACK, 25, of 2712 Country Club Drive South, was killed Saturday in an automobile accident at Flagstaff, Ariz.

She was born in Rochester to Tad H. and Lana COX LOUDERBACK, who surive at Lake Manitou.  She graduated in 1986 from Rochester High School, where she was president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes during her senior year.  She also was a member of the band and the track ad swimming teams at RHS.  After graduating from Indiana University in 1991, she began her teaching career last fall at Black Mesa Community School, Ariz., where she was a second grade teacher to the Navajo Indians.  She was a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority and Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving with her parents are two sisters, Karen L. [LOUDERBACK], Indianapolis, and Laura [LOUDERBACK], a student at Ball State University; her grandmother, Helen COX, Peru; an aunt, Linda DAMAS, Rochester, and cousins.  Preceding in death was an infant brother.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to the Black Mesa School.

 

Elnora J. Leininger

June 30, 1910 - April 10, 1993

Elnora J. LEININGER, 82, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 3:07 p.m. Saturday in the emergency room at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health.

She was born in Marshall County to George H. and Ruth BRYAN KELLEY.  On March 31, 1931 in Deer Creek, she married Omar H. LEININGER, who died Dec. 23, 1991.  She and her husband lived on a farm near Akron and later moved to Rochester.  After he died, she moved back to Akron.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Sara) BUNCH, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Mrs. Donald (Dora) JONES, Akron, and Kathleen LEACH, Niceville, Fla.; two sons, David [LEININGER], Akron, and Terry [LEININGER], Rochester; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Max (Margaret) McCOLLOUGH, Plymouth, and Mrs. William (Phyllis) MUELLER, Phoenix, Ariz.  Preceding in death were a sister, Evaline DAVIES; two brothers, Robert and Monroe KELLEY, and a grandson, Daniel.


Mart C. Patton

Jan. 25, 1920 - April 10, 1993

Mart C. PATTON, 73, of 19766 Kenilworth Road, Argos, died unexpectedly at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in the emergency room at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born in Martin, Ky., to Jeff and Gracie FLANNERY PATTON.  On Aug. 5, 1942 in Hazard, Ky., he married Janet NESMITH, who survives.  He was self-employed and worked as a sawman in the mobile home industry.  He was a U.S. Army vetran of World War II, serving in the European Theater from 1942-1945.  He had lived in Argos since 1946.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Barbara CARLSON and Mrs. John (Linda) HOUIN, both of Plymouth; four sons, Jerry, David, Jeff and Mark [PATTON], all of Argos; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Rebecca) GARRISON, Ky.; Mrs. Charles (Jan) RUDD Jr., Rochester; Mrs. Harry (Virgie) GREGORY, Argos, and Mrs. Robert (Nell) KUNCEL, Sarasota, Fla.  Preceding in death were two sons, Darrell [PATTON], who died in infancy, and Randy [PATTON], who died in 1972, and a grandson, James Stewart CARLSON Jr.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Charles GARRISON officiating.  Burial will be in he Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, where military services will be conducted.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.

 

Lodema F. Shidaker Johnson

March 8, 1911 - April 10, 1993

Lodema F. SHIDAKER JOHNSON, 82, Leiters Ford, died at 9:20 a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth, where she had been a resident for two years.  She was born in Argos to John and Lila ULRICH ALDERFER.  She lived most of her life in Argos and South Bend.  She was married o Elmer L. SHIDAKER, who preceded in death and later married Mr. JOHNSON.  She worked as a food service employee at Kroger, South Bend.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Anne) MILLER, Elkhart; two sons, James E. SHIDAKER, Three Rivers, Mich., and William John SHIDAKER, Leiters Ford; three grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Henry (Ruth) KENDALL, Argos.  Preceding in death were a son, George [SHIDAKER]; three sisters, and four brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Dr. Donald C. LACY officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.

 

Robert L. Sarver

May 29, 1937 - April 10, 1993

Robert L. SARVER, 55, of 514 East 12th St., died at 7:36 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born in Union Township to Edger L. and Sarah G. LEWELLEN SARVER.  On April 17, 1971 in Logansport he married Cathy Lou GILL, who survives.  He lived in Macy until last year when he moved to Rocheter.  He worked for Kralis Brothers Foods, Mentone, and was a member of the Deedsville United Methodist Church.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Tamara L. [SARVER], and a son, Erick [SARVER], both of Rochester, and a brother Joseph W. [SARVER], Mac.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday.


John H. Oatney

Jan. 6, 1916 - April 11, 1993

John H. OATNEY, 77, of 117 West 12th St., died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center, Rochester, where he had been a patient for one day.  He had been ill for nine months.

He was born in Colfax, Ohio, to Franklin P. and Rachel A. GIBBONY OATNEY.  On March 23, 1938 in Rushville, Ohio, he married Roberta A. BONTRAGER, who survives.  He had lived in Rochester since 1958.  He was a field representative for Dean Foods for 23 years before retiring in 1981.  He attended the Rushcreek Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police and the Sheriff’s Association.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Karl H. [OATNEY], wife Laura, Wilmette, Ill., and Ronald [OATNEY], wife Kathryn, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Anne [OATNEY]; two grandsons, Steven and Michael [OATNEY], Colorado Springs, Colo., and a sister, Doris UPP, Lancaster, Ohio.  Preceding in death were a sister, Florence HAMPSON, and two brothers, Harold and Bernard [OATNEY].

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, Ohio, with the Rev. Kenneth WILKINSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday [at Foster & Good Funeral Home and after 1 p.m. Wednesday at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, Ohio].

 

Howard Bibler

Feb. 3, 1904 - April 11, 1993

Howard BIBLER, 89, Rt. 1, mentone, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, after a two-month illness.

He was born in Kosciusko County to William J. and Cora M. SPAW BIBLER.  On Dec. 9, 1929 he married Mabel E. SCHREIBER, who died April 23, 1990.  He was a retired farmer and factory worker.  He had worked at Playtime and Kimble Glass, both of Warsaw.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mentone, and attended Mentone Nutrition Site activities.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lee (Norene) NORRIS, Mentone, and Mrs. Tom (Betty) CRANSTON, Fremont; a son, Larry D. [BIBLER], Argos; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Minnie HANES, Wisconsin, and Ruby KEHLER, Palestine.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Joe OLSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Ardis D. Zellers

July 1, 1924 - April 11, 1993

Ardis D. “Art” ZELLERS, 68, Rt. 1, Rossville, died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday at his home.

He was born in Kewanna to Howard M. and Etta V. HORNBECK ZELLERS.  On March 3, 1936 i Levenworth, Kan., he married Mary Ann REINLANDER, who survives.  In 1985 he retired after 35 years as a control tower operator for the Pennsylvanie Railroad-ConRail Railroad.  He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran, serving in Levenworth, Kan., and a member of the World Wide Chuch of God, Crawfordsville.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Erwin (Sandra) HENNING, Swayzee, and Mrs. Gary (Jannice) HEATER, Frankfort; son, Norman R. [ZELLERS], Kentland; twelve grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Bernice) SIMSHAUER, Winamac; Mrs. Izola LEWELLEN, Pekin, and Mrs. Helen ORTMAN, Logansport, and a brother, Arnold [ZELLERS], Rochester.  Preceding in death were a daughter and two sons.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bodine-Brown Funeral Home, Rossville, with the Rev. Arthur DOCKEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery, with graveside services at noon Wednesday.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, April 13, 1993

 

Donald E. Lake

April 30, 1933 - April 12, 1993

Donald Eugene LAKE, 59, of 1721 Colonial Drive, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Care in Kokomo.

He was born in Cass County to A. Glen and Nellie WIDNER LAKE.  He was married to Juanita WYBREW, who survives.  He was a senior development engineer at Delco Electronics and member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church of Miami County, Kokomo Engineering Society, International Society or Hybrid Microelectronics and the Elks Lodge.  He was a graduate of GMI with a bachelor’s degree and received a master’s degree from Purdue Universit.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Deborah K. [LAKE], Falls Church, Va.; a son, Alex E. [LAKE], Kewanna; a granddaugher, Kaci Lea LAKE, N.C., and three sisters, Marjorie WEBB and Donna E POLK, both of Kokomo, and Mary E. HOSIER, Fort Myers, Fla.  Preceding in death was a son, Eric D. [LAKE].

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Alto United Methodist Church with the Revs. Stan WEISS and Robert GALLOWAY officiating.  Entombment will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hoffman-Murray Funeral Home, Kokomo.  Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Rochester.


Wednesday, April 14, 1993

 

Paul J. DeVault

Former Kewanna resident Paul J. DeVAULT, 85, Indianapolis, died Sunday.

Before retiring in 1990, he had been a senior partner with the law firm of Krieg DeVault Alexander and Capehart.  He was instrumental in redrafting financial institution laws during the early years of the Great Depression.  He was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1930 after rceiving his undergraduate degree from Indiana University.  In 1932 he graduated from the Indiana Universiy School of Law.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and participated in the Normandy Invasion on D-Day.  He had been chairman of the Indianapolis Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, a member of the President’s Council of Brebeuf Preparatory School and of the advisory board of St. Vincent Hospital, and worked for the Endowment Fund Committee of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Anne CLARKE; a sister, Mary Ruth BROWN, and a step-son, Anthony J. BYRNE.

Services were to have been at 11 a.m. today at St. Luke Catholic church in Indianapolis, of which he was a member.  Memorials may be made to the church building fund or Holy Family Shelter.

 

William L. Maynard

Dec. 27, 1930 - April 13, 1993

William L. MAYNARD, 62, of 7136 West 100 North, Rochester, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born in Taplin, W.Va., to Wayne and Margaret STAPLETON MAYNARD.  On March 28, 1959 in Chicago, he married Mary CHAPMAN, who survives.  He was a reired electric furnace operator at Wells Manufacturing Co., Skokie, Ill.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Sandra MAYNARD, Rochester; a brother, Wayne [MAYNARD] Jr., Chicago, and two sisters, Lillian HURLEY, Bastin, Va., and Delphia ADKINS, Huntington, W.Va.  Preceding in death were his parents, a grandson and a sister.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Ron PURKEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association

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Thursday, April 15, 1993

 

William E. Pontious

April 3, 1927 - April 14, 1993

William E. PONTIOUS, 66, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 11:18 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, where he had been hospitalized since Jan. 29.

He was born in Rochester to Clair W. and Bernice WINES PONTIOUS.  On Nov. 20, 1953 in Roann he married Ardith “Dolly” GAFF, who survives.  He was a machinery operator at Pike Lumber Company, Akron, before retiring in 1991.  He was a Korean War Army veteran and was a prisoner of war from 1951 to 1953.  He was a member of the Hoosier Cardinals Camping Club.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Darrell “Cheri” LEWIS, Wabash, and Patti EADS, North Manchester; two sons, Steve [PONTIOUS], Monroe, Mich., and Eric [PONTIOUS], Akron; ten grandchildren, Amy, Kendra, Patrick, Cassey and Erica PONTIOUS; Jason and Amber LEWIS, and Melissa, Brandi and Ashlee FARMER; two sisters, Mrs. Don (Sue) ROBERTSON, Macy, and Evalene WOOD, LasCruces, N.M., and an aunt, Marjorie KESTER, Akron.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Richard FOX officiating.  Burial will be in the Roann Community Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to P..O.W./M.I.A. and the American Heart Association.

 

Friday, April 16, 1993

 

Brenda Kite

Sept. 13, 1963 - April 15, 1993

Brenda KITE, 29, of 1907 Erie Ave., Logansport, died at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born in Logansport to William T. and Sharon L. SURFACE KITE.  She was a member of the Immanuel Missionary Church, Logansport.

Surviving are a brother, Claude [KITE], Rt. 2, Rochester; the maternal grandparents, Robert J. and Mamie SURFACE, Logansport, and the paternal grandmother, Pauline KITE, Logansport.  Preceding in death were her parents, a brother and her paternal grandfather.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, with Pastor Milford SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation

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Saturday, April 17, 1993

 

E. Stanley Hennon

March 6, 1900 - April 16, 1993

E. Stanley HENNON, 93, of 201 N. Thayer St., Bourbon, died at 1 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  He had been ill for the past year.

He was born in Roachdale.  On April 18, 1925 he married Mary E. SNYDER, who died Feb. 29, 1988.  On April 2, 1989 he married Marilyn RAY, who survives.  He had been a manager of the Bourbon Lumber Co. and operated his own roofing and coal business.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bourbon, was a charter member of the Bourbon Lions Club, a former Town Board member, and a member of the Bourbon Masonic Lodge.  For 25 years he was on the Board of Directors of the First State Bank of Bourbon.  In 1942 he built the Bourbon Library.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Reed (Barbara) HENNON, Roachdale; a son, Kent [HENNON], Arlington Heights, Ill.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Jared (Melody) SANDERS, Warsaw, and Mrs. Paul (Michelle) CURRY, Rhinelander, Wis.; a step-son, Michael RAY, Bourbon; a grandson; five step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three sisters, Wilma, Myrtle and Flora [HENNON], and three brothers, Harry, Ray and Forrest [HENNON].

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, with Pastor Steven KAEHR officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

 

Monday, April 19, 1993

 

Lulu M. Horn

Feb. 19, 1901 - April 17, 1993

Lulu Marie HORN, 92, of 440 Garfield St., Huntington, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Huntington, where she had lived since April 12.  She had resided in Rochester.

She was born in Rochester to Clarence and Evaline CLEMANS ESHELMAN.  On July 3, 1920 she married Robert M. HORN, who died in January 1962.  She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Huntington.

Surviving are a foster-daughter, Mrs. Roy (Margaret “Peg”) BROWN, Huntington; two foster-great-grandsons; a foster-great-great-grandson, and a sister, Hattie M. CARL, Huntington.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Albert and Estel J. [HORN].

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hart Funeral Home, Huntington, with the Rev. Chris KUTIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church.


Paul E. Frantz

Feb. 10, 1919 - April 18, 1993

Paul E. FRANTZ, 74, of 2808 Manitou Park Drive, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since Wednesday.

He was born in North Manchester to Jacob and Ethel RENICKER FRANTZ.  On Oct. 25, 1937 in Ft. Wayne, he married Lucille BERG.  On Dec. 20, 1947, in Fort Wayne he married Estella DANKS, who died April 2, 1985.  He retired in 1976 after 40 years with General Electric, where he was in management.  He lived in Rochester for the last six years.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the Elks Lodge and the Broadway Rod and Gun Club, of which he was secretary-treasurer for many years.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are companion Evelyn MILLER, Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. John (Mary Ann) HIBBERT, Huntington, and Mrs. Leslie (Janet) JOHNSON, Ft. Wayne; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Chester (Helen) FINGERLE, North Manchester, and two brothers, Robert and Leon [FRANTZ], both of North Manchester.  Preceding in death was a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Elzey-Haggard Funeral Home, Ft. Wayne, with the Rev. Carl RICKS and Donald BRUBAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery, Ft. Wayne.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, and from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Elzey-Haggard Funeral Home.

 

Russell C. Shoemaker

March 5, 1906 - April 18, 1993

Russell C. SHOEMAKER, 87, formerly of Rt. 1, Akron, and the Rochester Nursing Home, died at 1:10 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born in Wabash County to George and Mary RUNKLE SHOEMAKER.  On Aug. 10, 1926 in Fulton County he married Nancy BOWEN, who died Jan. 18, 1964.  He was a retired farmer who spent most of his life in the Akron area.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Beulah) CONNER, Macy, and Kathleen RACER, Rochester; three sons, Robert [SHOEMAKER], Decatur, and Jack and Jerry [SHOEMAKER], both of Akron; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and nieces, Debbie and Paula.  Preceding in death were a sister, Lavonne [SHOEMAKER], and a grandson, Russell.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in the Omega Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and after     9 a.m. Wednesday.
Ethel M. Brown

March 24, 1901 - April 18, 1993

Ethel May BROWN, 92, Hartford City, died after a long illness at 10:20 a.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Home in Warren, where she had lived for two years.

She was born in Wells County to William and Minnie BERRIER BANTER.  In Oct. 16, 1921 in Hartford Ciy she married Shirley E. BROWN Sr., who died June 19, 1983.  She was a member of the Purity Chapter of the Eastern Star and of Grace United Methodist Church, Hartford City.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Max (Maxine) WAGNER, Hartford City; a son, Shirley E. BROWN], wife Gloria A. BROWN, Rochester; seven grandchildren, Claudia GOODNIGHT, David M. WAGNER, Cheri BROWN MEISER, Debbie BROWN GOTTSCHALK, Kevin BROWN, Greg BROWN and Christopher BROWN; thirteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Violet SLUSHER, Bluffton.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Dean, Ray and Jay [BANTER], and a sister, Alma DOLLAR.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesda at Keplinger Funeral Home, Hartford City, with the Rev. Lloyd HALL officiating.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and after     8 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, Hartford City.

 

Tuesday, April 20, 1993

 

Amy L. Conwell

Oct. 18, 1954 - April 19, 1993

Amy Lou CONWELL, 38, of 16 Central Ave., Macy, died at 10:19 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital following a one-year illness.

She was born in Rochester to Raymond L. and Virginia Lee TURNIPSEED STAHL, who survive.  She had lived most of her life in the Macy area.  She was a former registered nurse at Woodlawn Hospital and worked for Fulton County Home Health Care.  She was a 1986 graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing, Kokomo, and was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church.

Surviving with her parents are a daughter, Melinda CONWELL, Macy, and two brothers, Gary L. STAHL, Kokomo, and Jeffrey A. STAHL, Kansas City, Mo.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Ruby E. Johnston

April 21, 1919 - April 18, 1993

Ruby E. JOHNSTON, 72, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 2:07 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Trimble, Tenn., and was married to Donald JOHNSTON, who survives.  She was a member of the Argos First Baptist Church.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, James DOWDY, Merrillville, and Donald DOWDY, Shipshewanna.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Geise Funeral Home, Merrillville,  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in the Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.


Willabeth Uhles

Jan. 11, 1924 - April 17, 1993

Willabeth UHLES, 69, Rt. 1, Rochester, formerly of Akron, died at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center.  She had been in failing health for four years.

She was the daughter of Joseph Harrison and Effie HARRIS WHITE, and was married to Clint W. UHLES, who died in 1972.  She was a bartender at the Eagles and VFW, Rochester.  She was a member of the auxiliaries of the Eagles, American Legion and VFW.

Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy HARTMAN, Akron; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren nieces and nephews, and a brother, Floyd WHITE, California.  Preceding in death were three sistes and two brothers.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bruce Lake Cemetery with Gloria FELLERS officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochster, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Clark F. Miller

Jan. 26, 1918 - April 19, 1993

Clark F. MILLER, 75, of 114 West 12th St., died at 6:58 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for one week.

He was born near Akron to Irvin and Susie LONG MILLER.  On Dec. 29, 1935 in Argos he married Lillian E. WALTZ, who died Oct. 27, 1988.  He was retired from International Telephone and Telegraph.  He was a member o the Macy Christian Church, and was a 50-year member of the Macy Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are a niece, Gladys CUTSHAW, Tucson, Ariz.; three nephews, Irvin, wife Marlene, PRATT, Middlebury, and Melvin, wife Iva, PRATT, and Phillip, wife Janice, PRATT, both of Rochester; an aunt, Mrs. Thomas (Pearl) LONG, Macy, and several cousins.  Preceding in death were two sisters, Orpha MILLER and Ethel PRATT, and two brothers, Ross and Don [MILLER].

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in the Rocheter I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday.  Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Paul A. Brown

July 5, 1927 - April 19, 1993

Paul Allen BROWN, 65, of 1420 Jefferson St., died at 7:12 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born in Riceville, Ky., to Tom and Hetty PATRICK BROWN.  In 1990 he retired after 33 years at Sealed Power Corporation.  He was a member of the UAW, Manitou Eagles Lodge and Rochester American Legion Post.  He moved here in 1951 from Oil Springs, Ky.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Judy) SWANK, Rochester, and Mrs. James (Pricilla) BALLEE, Wabash; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Ival MARTIN, Forest Hills, Md.; Trixie BLANTON, Raleigh, N.C., and Vertrice CARROLL, Paintsville, Ky., and a brother, Dee [BROWN], Baltimore, Mc.  Preceding in death were two sisters and a brother. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Larry PIERAT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and an hour before services Thursday. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Dorothea G. Smith

Aug. 10, 1912 - April 19, 1993

Dorothea G. SMITH, 80, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 7 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.

She was born in Miami County to Charles E. and Edith NEWMAN CRESS.  On May 5, 1934 in Kokomo she married Paul Solomon SMITH, who died Aug. 18, 1964.  She was a life long member of Skinner Christian Church, Telve Mile, where she was the pianist for many years.  She was a member of the Ladies Aide.

Surviving are two daughters, Ethel WOUSTER and Loretta PHILLIPS, both of Mexico; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; three step-grandchkldren; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary W. WOODHOUSE, Greentown, and Kathryn RABER, Mexico.  Preceding in death were two sisters, Edna RIMPLER and Hazel FLORA, and a brother, Frank E. CRESS.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Skinner Christian Church with the Rev. David CORRELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Skinner Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, and one hour before services at the church.

 

Wednesday, April 21, 1993

 

Glenn E. Hollenback

April 18, 1930 - April 20, 1993

Glenn Earl HOLLENBACK, 63, Rt. 2, Sharpsville, died at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born in Bunker Hill to Oscar and Grace HOWARD HOLLENBACK.  On May 20, 1956 near Macy he married Margaret MATHIAS, who survives.  In 1992 he retired ater 27 yeas as a cutter and grinder at Chrysler Corp.  He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, stationed on the USS Juneau.  He was a member of the Oakford Baptist Church, Bunker Hill VFW and the United Auto Workers.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Ronald, wife Marianne, HOLLENBACK, Kokomo; three step-grandchildren; Rick PENROD, Oakland City; Tim PENROD, Bloomington, and Jennefer SLOAN, Kokomo; two step-great-grandchildren, Jessica and Eric SLOAN, both of Kokomo, and a sister, Marjorie D. STEWART, Tipton.  Preceding in death were three sisters and four brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, Kokomo.  Burial will be at noon Thursday in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from   2-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Oakford Baptist Church building fund.


Thelma C. Warren

Sept. 24, 1913 - April 18, 1993

Thelma C. WARREN, 79, of Blue Springs, Mo., died at 8:;58 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital, Blue Springs.

She was born in Shelbyville, Ill., to Amos C. and Ida Mae WHITE KESTER.  She was married to Norris WARREN, who survives.  She was a Rochester High School graduate and a sales representative for 53 years for Stanley Home Producs.  She was a sales representative for Royal Nutrition for 10 years.  She was a member, past-president and past-governor of LaSertoma, Kansas City, Mo.  She was a member of the Hilltop Spinners Square Dance Club.

Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Rochelle BERTOLINI, Decatur, Ga.; Nancy HAYWARD, Oak Park, Ill.; Lynn RUDD, Independence, Mo., and Val LAKE, Parkville, Mo.; a son, Terry [WARREN], Colorado Springs, Colo., and nine grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday afternoon at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Blue Springs Chapel, Blue Springs, Mo.  Burial will be in the Blue Spring Cemetery.  Friends may call from       7-8:30 p.m. today.

 

Richard J. Davis

The Sentinel has received word that Chief Master Sergeant Richard James DAVIS, 44, Albuquerque, N.M., died April 2 at Albuqueraue.

He was in the United States Air Force for 25 years.  He was stationed in the Pacific, in Madrid, Spain, and had repaired planes at European bases before service for four years in England.  While in the United States he had been assigned to Air Force One and to planes of other dignitaries, and had served at bases in Texas and New Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, Deborah Ann Madrid DAVIS, Albuquerque; two daughters, Tina Marie and Michelle [DAVIS]; a son, Richard A. [DAVIS]; his parents, Carl D. and Ruth L. , Rochester [formerly of Granger]; four sisters, Mrs. George (Mary Ann) VLASEK, Ingram, Texas; Mrs. John (Shirley) McALPINE, West Bloomfield, Mich.; Mrs. Darrel (Theressa) WADE, Fishers, and Annette HOWARD, Dallas, Texas; three brothers, John V. [DAVIS], and wife Janet, Nashville; Ray F. [DAVIS], wife Vivian, Vero Beach, Fla., and Robert C. [DAVIS], Mishawaka; twelve nieces and nephews; eleven great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins.

Services were Monday, April 5, at St. B ernadette Catholic Church, Albuquerque.  Burial was at the National Cemetery, Santa Fe., N.M., with military honors by Kirkland Air Force Base.

 

Thursday, April 22, 1993

 

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Friday, April 23, 1993

 

Norma Jean Swango

March 23, 1931 - April 22, 1993

Norma Jean SWANGO, 62, of 300 East Fourth St., died at 4:43 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital. She was born in Hibbard to Charles E. and Lillie M. BROWN BISHOP.  On Dec. 3, 1947 in Hibbard she married Melvin Earl SWANGO, who survives.  She had lived in Rocheser for 46 years, moving here from Plymouth.  She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Surviving with her husband are four sons, Melvin L. and David E. [SWANGO], both of Rochester; Randy E. [SWANGO], Plymouth, and Steven E. [SWANGO], Peru; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Phyllis CHAMPION, Coldwater, Mich.; Iris CUDNEY, Plymouth, and Wilma DIXON, Griffith, and two brothers, Wayne [BISHOP[, Culver, and Russ [BISHOP], Crawordsville.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Tim TRANBARGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and after 11 a.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or American Cancer Society.

 

Opal P. Fouts

March 4, 1915 - April 22, 1993

Opal Pauline FOUTS, 78, of 527D, Bryan Ave., Wabash, died at 8:00 a.m. Thursday at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.  She was born in Miami County to John and Elba MORRIS KREIG.  On June 28, 1941 at Akron she married Victor FOUTS, who died Jan. 14, 1964.  She was a member of the Denver Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda Sue IMEL, Portland; Sharon WILBURN, Boscobell, Wis., and Dianna FRANCE, Wabash; a son, Ronald [FOUTS], Logansport; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and two step-grandsons, [and a brother Phillip KREIG, Rocheter].  Preceding in death was an infant brother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at MaClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Bob MONROE and Lynn SCHUCHARDT officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-8:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, April 24, 1993

 

Ira D. Anderson

Sept. 8, 1907 - Jan. 25, 1993

Memorial servces were to be at 2 p.m. today at King Memorial Home in Mentone for Ira D. ANDERSON, 85, Perrysburg, Ohio.  Brother Billy STEELE will officiate.  The cremains will be interred at Sycamore Cemetery.

Mr. Anderson was born in Mentone to Dr. Emra and Lenna COPLEN ANDERSON.  He was a professor of marketing and dean of the Undergraduate Business School at Northwestern University.  He was married to Virginia McCARTY, who died in 1984.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis [ANDERSON], Toledo, Ohio, and Michael [ANDERSON], Kinnelon, N.J.,; a brother, Robert [ANDERSON], Sunny Vale, Calif.; two sisters, Mildred ANDERSON, Flint, Mich., and Kathleen CAMPLEJOHN, Denver, Colo., and three grandchildren.


Monday, April 26, 1993

 

Mable R. Palmer

Mable R. PALMER, 88, Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa), died at 7:21 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she hads b een a patient for two days.

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

 

Tuesday, April 27, 1993

 

Justin L. Weatherby

Dec. 22, 1989 - April 24, 1993

Jacqueline F. Weatherby

Feb. 10, 1991 - April 24, 1993

Justin L. WEATHERSBY, 3, and Jacqueline F. WEATHERSBY, 2, died in a fire at their home at Rt. 1, Culver (Fulton County Road 800 North), at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

They were the children of Wendell SPRINGFIELD and Chaver E. WEATHERSBY.

Surviving with the parents are a sister, Janet SPRINGFIELD; maternal grandmther, Alyce WEATHERSBY, Chicago, Ill.; maternal grandfather, Walter STEELE, Robbins, Ill.; maternal great-grandmother, Earline BUTLER, Rochester, and paternal grandparents, John H. and Sadie SPRINGFIELD, Gary.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist church, Kings Lake, with the Rev. Lee J. JACKSON officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Interment arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Mable R. Palmer

Aug. 10, 1904 - April 25, 1993

Mable R. PALMER, 88, of 6870 N. Walnut, Tiosa, died at 7:21 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born in St. Joseph County to Alfred Roy and Bertha SMITH SHELLEY.  On Dec. 6, 1920 in St. Joseph, Mich., she married Oswald O. PALMER, who died Nov. 5, 1981.  She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Norene) BILLISITZ, Marshall, N.C.; Mrs. Robert (Lois) BURNS, Marion; Mrs. Dale (Esther) WALSH, Rochester; two sons, Norman [PALMER], Nevada, and Floyd D. [PALMER], Argos; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a half-sister, Kathleen MOORE, Plant City, Fla.  Preceding in death was a son, James [PALMER], who died Nov. 13, 1951.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  Burial will be at the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.

 

Ruth Wynn

Ruth WYNN, 89, formerly of Argos and Culver, died at 8:50 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Wednesday, April 28, 1993

 

Anne E. Carmichael

Aug. 31, 1906 - April 27, 1993

Anne Elizabeth JOHNSTONE CARMICHAEL, 86, of 537 Cedar Rd., Windsor, S.C., died Tuesday at the Aiken Regional Medical Center.

A former Rochester resident, had belonged to the Burton Methodist Church.  She had moved to Windsor three years ago from Elgin, S.C.  She was a member of the Mt. Buelah Baptist Church and the Log Cabin Art Guild.

Surviving are a daughter, Frances BUSH, Windsor, S.C.; a son, Charles A. [CARMICHAEL], Lakeland, Fl.; a sister Glenda JOLLY, Columbia, S.C.; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Her husband Charles [CARMICHAEL] preceded her in death.

Services will be Friday, April 30, at the Mt. Buelah Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill HARRISON officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the residence and from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at George Funeral Home, Aiken, S.C.

 

Mary E. Miller

Aug. 29, 1907 - April 28, 1993

Mary E. MILLER, 85, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 5:06 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

She was born in Kewanna to Daniel and Cora SCHIRM SHERIDAN.  She graduated from Kewanna High School in 1925.  On June 21, 1929 in Rochester she married Daniel R. MILLER who died June 26, 1984.  She retired from Miller’s Nursing Home, Rochester, where she worked for 25 years as a nurse’s aid.  She was a member of the Burton United Methodist Church.

Surviving is a son, Daniel E. [MILLER], Rt. 1, Kewanna.  Preceding in death was a brother.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F.-Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Burton United Methodist Church.

 

Thora B. Messerly

March 13, 1910 - April 28, 1993

Thora B. MESSERLY, 83, 1202 Jackson Blvd., died at 5:30 a.m. today.

She was born in Cass County to Hiram and Lura E. VERNON HARVEY.  She was a 1927 graduate of Royal Center High School.  On July 11, 1931 in Logansport she married Charles K. MESSERLY, who died July 10, 1969.  She worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Muncie.  She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Rochester, and the Trinity United Methodist Church, Royal Center.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary HENRY and Marge GOLTRY, both of Royal Center; a brother, Clyde HARVEY, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Ed FRITZ officiating.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.


Ruth E. Wynn

June 10, 1903 - April 27, 1993

Ruth Elizabeth WYNN, 89, formerly of Culver and Argos, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Born in Chicago, Ill., to Axel and Hilda C. JOHNSON HEKTOR RANDALL, she lived most of her life in Marshall County.  On Sept. 4, 1926 in Rochester she married William J. WYNN who died May 13, 1951.  She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Alice) HARDESTY, Mentone; a son, Don [WYNN], Goshen; a son-in-law, Richard HAGAN, Argos; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ethel FRY, South Bend, and a brother, Edwin [HEKTOR], Arkansas.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Carolyn Ruth HAGAN, and three brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, and after 9 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Poplar Grove Church.

 

Earl D. Davis

Feb. 12, 1923 - April 27, 1993

Earl Dale DAVIS, 70, R5. 1, Box 175, Denver, died at 8:51 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born in Miami County to William T. and Lugusta WILDER DAVIS.  On May 8, 1948 he married Mary Roberta BEAN, who died Sept. 27, 1953.  On April 17, 1955 he married Alice Mariam BENDER, who died May 7, 1956.  On Nov. 24, 1956 he married Thelme M. STONE, who died Sept. 24, 1973.  On Sept. 29, 1974 he married Mary Louise MILLER ALSPACH, who survives.  He was a 1943 graduate of Metea High School.  On Dec. 31, 1988 he retired from Davis Auto Body Shop, which he had owned and operated for 44 years.  He was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God, Roann.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Alan . [DAVIS], Macy; Lyle Dean [DAVIS], Denver;, two step-sons, Ray ALSPACH, Denver; Steven L. ALSPACH, Roann; two step-daughters, Elaine HART, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Debra MURPHY, Ft. Wayne; two brothers, William E. [DAVIS], Topeka, Kan., and Clarence “Gene” [DAVIS], Kokomo, and fifteen grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers and one sister.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Olive Branch Church of god building fund.

 

Charles Albright

Charles ALBRIGHT, 54, of 108 S. Third St., Plymouth, died at 9:45 a.m. today at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Plymouth.


Thursday, April 29, 1993

 

Charles D. Albright

Sept. 9, 1938 - April 28, 1993

Charles Douglas “Doug” ALBRIGHT, 54, 108 S. 3rd St., Plymouth, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  He had been ill since September.

He was born in Shoals to Marvin and Daisy VOGEL ALBRIGHT.  He lived most of his life in Marshall County.  On Dec. 1, 1982 in Plymouth he married Patricia Ann CORWIN, who survives.  He was a memberr of the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a journeyman pressman machinist.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael Todd (Deidre Ann) COOKSEY, Akron; a son, Steve [ALBRIGHT], Plymouth; a sister, Suzanne ALBRIGHT, Valparaiso; two brothers, Mark [ALBRIGHT], Plymouth, and Greg [ALBRIGHT], Cincinnati, Ohio; a step-mother, Mary Jane ALBRIGHT, Plymouth; two nieces; two nephews; a great-niece, and a great-nephew.

Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Plymouth, with Pastor Jeff NIXA officiating.  Friends may call from 5-9  p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Fund.

 

Margie Dell

Oct. 12, 1900 - April 28, 1993

Margie DELL, 92, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Millers Merry Manor, Peru.

She was born in Coffeyville, Kan., to William Jefferson and Mary Ellen FIELDING MIKAL.  On March 5, 1921 she married Richard David JONES, who died in 1947.  On June 4, 1950 she married Ira DELL, who died in 1981.  She was a member of the Nazarene Church.

Surviving are two step-sons, Robert [DELL], Rochester, and Leo [DELL], Marion; a step-daughter, Ruth NELSON, Fresno, Calif.; nieces and nephews; seven step-grandchildren and sisteen step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three sisters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Nazarene Church with Pastor Ron SHANER officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday.  Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Friday, April 30, 1993

 

Barbara A. Winenger

[Barbara A. WINENGER], 50, of 326 Weidner Ave., Argos, died at 7 a.m. today at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Harold J. Smith

June 13, 1916 - April 28, 1993

Harold J. SMITH, 76, 201 Prairie Ave., Mishawaka, died at 7:12 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital.

He was born in Rochester to Jesse and Harriet McCLURE SMITH.  On July 5, 1941, in Bourbon, he married Virginia M. FUNK, who survives.  He worked as an automotive electrician and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

There is no service or visitation scheduled.  Burial will be in the Riverview Crematory, South Bend.

 

Gayle L. Donaldson

April 21, 1915 - April 29, 1993

Gayle L. DONALDSON, 78, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 5:12 p.m. Thursday at Dukes Hospital.

She was born in Miami County to Grover M. and Jessie ALSPACH DEWALD.  On April 29, 1939 at the First Brethren Church, Mexico, she married James L. DONALDSON who died Feb. 20, 1990.  She was a member of the House of Faith.

Surviving are two sons, Daniel J. [DONALDSON], Denver; John D. [DONALDSON], Peru; a daughter, Lana S. LINDE, Hamberg, Germany; and five grandchildren.  Linde will arrive Saturday.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Larry COOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, May 1, 1993

 

Barbara A. Winenger

April 24, 1942 - April 30, 1993

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Argos United Methodist Church for Barbara Ann WINENGER, 51, of 326 Weidner Ave.,Argos.

The Revs. Richard LEUKE and Robert RICE and Pastor Jeff NIXA will officiate  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and one hour prior to services Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Hospice.

Mrs. Winenger died of cancer at 6:45 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  She had been ill since July 1991.  She was born in Tippecanoe to Lloyd and Beulah RUFF HOOVER.  On June 28, 1959 in Argos she married James A. WINENGER, who survives.  She was a secretary for her husband at the office of Marshall Farmers Mutual Insurance Company for the last 14 years.  She was an organist for the Argos United Methodist Church where she was a member and a singer and piano player with the Marshall County Men of Music.  She was a former member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren.  She was a lifetime resident of Marshall County.

Surviving with her husband are three sons, John Alan [WINENGER], Anderson; David James [WINENGER], South Bend, and Robert Michael [WINENGER], Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Matt and Eric [WINENGER], both of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Norma) WEAVER, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were her parents and a sister Phyllis Jean NEWCOMB.


Robert L. Parker

Nov. 24, 1921 - April 30, 1993

Robert L. PARKER, 71, Warsaw, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday following a two car accident at Indiana 13 and Old U.S. 31.

He was born in Claypool to Albert A. and Jessie SHOEMAKER PARKER.  On Sept. 10,1939 near Warsaw he married Clara L. SCHOOLEY, who survives.  He had lived in Warsaw for the last four years moving there from Carmel.  He was a salesman for J.R. Hahn Fastening Systems.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Patricia SMITH, Bremen, and Betty PRICE, Sarasota, Fla.; two sons, Jon [PARKER], Mentone, and Steve [PARKER], Indianapolis ten grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was a daughter, Dixie BAILEY, a brother and a sister.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Doug JOHNS officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Rozella Ford Golf Club.

 

Roy M. Baker

Feb. 12, 1916 - April 30, 1993

Roy M. BAKER, 77, of 610 Obispo St., Culver, died at 6 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital.

He was born in Pulaski County to Cecil and Mildred WARFIELD BAKER.  On Nov. 16, 1951 in Kewanna he married Loma F URBAN, who survives.  He was a retired machine operator at Bendix, South Bend.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Kenneth [BAKER], Rochester; two brothers, John [BAKER], Culver; Dean [BAKER], Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Hazel [BAKER], Elkhart, and two grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.

Services were at 1 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial was in Kewanna Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Ruth L. Eads

Jan. 18, 1915 - May 1, 1993

Ruth L. EADS, 78, of 5161 W. 475 N., Rochestr, died at 8:22 a.m. Saturday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Howard County to Samuel and Eva ZIMMERMAN NEWTON.  On Feb. 24, 1934 in Kokomo she married William D. EADS.  In 1978 she retired from Hart Schaffner and Marx.  She was a member of Jordan Baptist Church, Argos.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Barbara BRYANT, Rochester; Mrs. William (Jane Ann) EMMERT, Noblesville; two sons, William J. [EADS], Rochester; Richard “Rick” [EADS], Nyona Lake, seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and two sisters, Betty THURSTON and Emma Jean ATKINSON, both of Kokomo.  Preceding in death were three brothers, Bob, Everett and Joseph [NEWTON]; five half-brothers; one half-sister and one grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Arley MITCHUM officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Jordan Baptist Church.


Dr. Steven A. Musselman

Dr. Steven A. MUSSELMAN, 44, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 10:14 p.m. Sunday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Tuesday, May 4, 1993

 

Dr. Steven A. Musselman

May 2, 1949 - May 2, 1993

Dr. Steven A. MUSSELMAN, 44, of Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 10:14 p.m. Sunday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Logansport to Firman H. and Esther PEARSON MUSSELMAN.  In 1967 he graduated from South Caston High School and earned his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis.  He practiced medicine at the Francesville Medical Center.  He was a member of the Yorktown Road Church of Christ in Logansport and the National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his mother, Esther [MUSSELMAN]; one aunt; three uncles and several cousins.  preceding in death was his father.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Chad BROCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Lewis M. Chalkley

April 23, 1924 - May 3, 1993

Lewis M. CHALKLEY, 69, 5 Golden Hills, Peru, died at 2:50 a.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

He was born in Peru to Lewis B. and Nellie PLEASANT CHALKLEY.  On April 7, 1948 he married Patricia A. BUTT who survives.  He was a 1950 graduate of Indiana University, a member of the I.U. Alumni Association, and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma fraternity.  He was a World War II Army veteran.  He was the stage manager of the Peru Circus City Festival from 1974-1990.  He retired as president of The American Trust Federal Savings Bank and its board of directors in 1990.  He served on the board of trustees of Dukes Memorial Hospital from 1963=1979.  He was a past president of Peru Rotary Club; a member of Peru-Miami Lodge #67 F&AM; treasurer of the Baptist Churches of Indiana; treasurer of the First Baptist Church of Peru; treasurer of the International Circus Hall of Fame; past director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis; member of the Miami County YMCA Board of Directors; member of the Board of Directors of the Peru Chamber of Commerce from 1968-1971; and an active member of the United Way.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Gregory J. [CHALKLEY], Dallas, Texas; Roger S. [CHALKLEY], Plainfield, Ind.; two daughters, Curryanne HOSTETLER, LaGrange, Ill.; Jan COLIP, Downers Grove, Ill.; a sister, Marian BRAUNELLER, Peru and six grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, Jeff [CHALKLEY] in 1959 and two sisters.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church, Peru, with Dr. James HARDIN and the Rev. Ronald L. KERR presiding.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru.  Memorials may be made to the International Circus Hall of Fame and the Art Collection Advisory Board of Peru High School.


Wednesday, May 5, 1993

 

Elizabeth E. Fitzsimons

Nov. 8, 1912 - May 4, 1993

Elizabeth Ellen FITZSIMONS, 80, of Twelve Mile died at 10:03 p.m. Tuesday at Dukes Continuing Care Center.

She was born in Greencastle to Edgar C. and Sarah S. DAVIS BLAYDES.  On Sept. 30, 1933 in Danville, she married Glen FITZSIMONS, who died on Nov. 28, 1976.  She retired from Sherrill Corp., Mexico.  She was a member of Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile.

Surviving are a brother, Kenneth L. BLAYDES, Bainbridge; and two sisters, Alice McFARLAND, Roachdale, and Mary QUINETTE, Greencastle.  Preceding in death were a brother, Richard [BLAYDES], and a sister, Rebecca ALTMAN.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the MaClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Bill BRADY officiating and at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Roachdale Christian Church, Roachdale, with the Rev. Glen McFARLAND officiating.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the McClain Funeral Home and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday at the Roachdale Christian Church.  Burial will be in the Roachdale Cemetery.

 

Sarah J. Oden

Dec. 30, 1948 - May 5, 1993

Sarah J. ODEN, 44, Rt. 5, Box 248 (Tiosa), Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today at her residence.  She had been ill for a year.

She was born in Pulaski County to Harvey and Edith CAPPIS BAUGH.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County.  On Feb. 6, 1965 in Rochester she married Fred A. ODEN Sr., who survives.  She worked as a mobile home escort with Fairmont Homes for 17 years and with Patriot Homes for the past three years.  She was a member of the Indiana Blacksmith’s Association.

Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Kimberly) BENDER, Rochester; a son, Fred A. ODEN, Jr., Peru; five grandchildren; her mother, Edith BAUGH, Waldron, Ark.; five brothers, Vaughn BAUGH, Talma; Donald BAUGH, Winamac; Harvey Dean BAUGH, North Judson; John BAUGH, Oklahoma; Sylvester BAUGH, Arkansas; two half-sisters, Mrs. Helen MARTIN,Waldron, Ark.; Miss Dollie CLARK, Illinois; and three half-brothers, Henry CLARK, Delevan, Wis.; Frank CLARK, Marble Falls, Texas; and Billy DORCH, Chicago.  Preceding in death were her father and a granddaughter, Destiny DUFF.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Rod RUBERG officiating.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after noon on Friday.  Burial will be in the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.


Joseph A. Reith

Mar. 1, 1900 - May 5, 1993

Joseph A. REITH, 93, of 1701 Madison St., died at 7:10 a.m. today at the Rochester Health Care Center.

He was born in Washington, D.C. to William F. and Margaret BERNADETTE REITH.  On June 6, 1974 in Sebring, Fla., he married Ethel W. BROUYETTE, who survives.  He resided in Rochester for the past three years.  He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union, Local No. 5 for 50 years.  He worked in the White House during the Truman administration.

Surviving with his wife are two step-daughters, Nancy and Earl VANCE, Rochester; Sallie and DeWayne BROACH, Hamburg, Ark.; two step-sons, Paul “Sonny” and Kay BROUYETTE, Akron; Fred and Sally BROUYETTE, Rochester; fifteen step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a brother, William F. REITH; one step-grandchild, Jay VANCE; and one step-daughter, Susan BREWER.

There will be no services or visitation.  He has been cremated.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, May 6, 1993

 

Mary Jane Sweares

Jan. 19, 1910 - May 4, 1993

Mary Jane SWEARES, 83, 515 Bryan Ave., Wabash, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at Wabash County Hospital.

The last of 16 children, she was born in Wabash to Richard and Mary Ann          Van DYNE FRENCH.  She was a member of Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church, Wabash, and attended the St. Matthews United Church of Christ, Wabash.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. David (Shirley) GACKENHEIMER, Rochester; Mrs. Ronald (Sandra) PICKLE, Wabash; Mrs. Billy (Sharon) BOWLING, Wabash; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Manchester Avenue Chapel with the Rev. Ken SEIFFERT officiating.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, 1177 Manchester Ave., Wabash.  Burial will be in the Friend Cemetery, Wabash.

 

Verna M. Ford

May 13, 1920 - May 5, 1993

Verna M. FORD, 72, Rt. 5, Box 352, Rochester, died at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday in her home.  She had been ill for several years.

She was born in Kokomo to Ortis and Frances PAYNE COOK.  On Oct. 13, 1952 in Jonesboro, Ark. she married Burl FORD who survives.  She moved from Kokomo to Rochester in 1970.  She worked at Kokomo Lithograph until 1975.

Surviving with her husband are two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy HIBBS, Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Rebecca ROBINSON, Kokomo.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Citizens Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


Richard G. Tullis

Aug. 28, 1924 - May 6, 1993

Richard Gene TULLIS, 68, Columbia and Main (P.O. Box 4), Macy, died at 4:28 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been a patient since May 1.

He was born in Battle Creek, Mich. to V.C. and Martha SHEDD TULLIS.  He lived in Rochester for two years prior to living in Macy where he resided 18 years.  On Dec. 21, 1944 in Rochester he married Wilma Jean WILLARD who survives.  At age 62 he retired from Caston School, where he had been a custodian.  He was a World War II Sea Bee in Alaska.  He was a member of the Baptist Church in Peru

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mary Nadine TULLIS, Albany, New York; a son, Bernard Eugene TULLIS, Calif.; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Maredene KASSNER, Whitehall, Mich.; and one brother, Clifford Neal TULLIS, Whitehall, Mich.  Preceding in death was a brother, Charles D. [TULLIS].

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John B. MURDOCH officiating.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saurday.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Friday, May 7, 1993 to Saturday, May 8, 1993

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, May 10, 1993

 

Cecelia Schuetzenhofer

June 16, 1921 - May 8, 1993

Cecilia SCHUETZENHOFER, 71, of Rt. 2, 650 E. 548 N.. (Athens Road), Rochester, died at 5:27 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for several months.

She was born in Yogoslavia to Frank and Mary SCHERMAUL SACHER.  On Feb. 5, 1939 in Yugoslavia she married Joseph SCHUETZENHOFER who survives.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving with her husband are two sisters, Teresa CMALAK, Toronto, Canada; Mrs. Joseph (Anna) ZALKE, Milwaukee, Wis.; two brothers, Tony SACHER, Milwaukee, Wis.; Frank SACHER, Europe and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral home.  A prayer service will follow visitation at 8 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the church or Masses.


Tuesday, May 11, 1993

 

Clio W. Kidwell

June 19, 1930 - May 9, 1993

Clio W. KIDWELL, 62, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 7:38 p.m. Sunday in his home.

He was born in Tompkinsville, Ky., to Benton M. and Nora H. HAGAN KIDWELL.  On Dec. 9, 1988 he married Linda FRY, who survives.  He retired in 1986 from Cabot as an inspector.  He was a member of the House of Faith, in Mexico.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Stephen [KIDWELL], Cutler; two daughters, Pamela ISAAC, Kokomo; Cindy DUNMOYER, Kokomo; a brother, Kenny [KIDWELL], Russiaville; a sister, Beulah M. GRAVES, Tompkinsville, Ky.; five grandchildren, Derek and Kris KIDWELL, Cutler, Banjamin and Ashleigh ISAAC, Kokomo; Angie DUNMOYER, Muncie; and one great-grandson, Jeffery DUNMOYER, Muncie.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Buford and Bedford [KIDWELL].

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at France-Wilson Colonial Mortuary, Kokomo, with the Revs. Pat KLINE and Larry COOK officiating.  Burial will be in the Albright Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Lawrence E. Kindig

Jan. 15, 1906 - May 10, 1993

Lawrence E. KINDIG, 87, 1738 South County Road 550 West, Warsaw, died at  9:45 p.m. Monday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  He had been in failing health for two years.

He was born in Akron to Estil L. and Bessie CLEMONS KINDIG.  On Nov. 29, 1929 he married Bernice M. SLAGLE, who died in 1986.  He retired from the Kosciusko County Highway Department.  He was a past member of the Conservation Club and Eagles Lodge.

Surviving are two daughers, Mrs. Everett (Betty) YOUNG, Warsaw; Mrs. Dale (Colleen) SENSIBAUGH, Culver; two sons, Dick [KINDIG], Mentone, Bill [KINDIG], Marion; two sisters, Bernice FENSTERMACHER, Rochester; Prentha JOHNSON, Mentone; two brothers, Leon [KINDIG], Akron; Lester [KINDIG], Mentone; ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, a sister and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.


William T. Brown

Mar. 29, 1928 - May 10, 1993

William T. “Bill” BROWN, 65, 181 N. Elkhart Ave., Elkhart, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday at the Veterans Medical Center, Fort Wayne following an extended illness.

He was born in Bristol to Thomas T. and Mabel WEAVER BROWN.  His former wife, Marian (SUES) RHEINHEIMER, survives.  He was a taxi driver for 10 years with Ace Cab Lines.  He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine.  He was a social member of the Knighs of Columbus and a member of the Elkhart Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Cynthia) LEWIN, Portsmouth, Va.; Mrs. Troy (Connie) WILLIAMS, Topeka, Kan.; a son, Patrick [BROWN], Ligonier; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd ADLEY, Rochester and a brother, Owen [BROWN], Aurora, Ill.  Preceding in death were three brothers.

There will be no visitation or services.  He has been cremated.  Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Homes, Elkhart, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to a charity of ones choice.

 

Wednesday, May 12,1993

 

E. Lee Bazini

Mar. 28, 1937 - May 12, 1993

E. Lee BAZINI, 56, 104 Harvard St., Mentone, died unexpectedly on Tuesday at his lake home, 12005 Ogden Point Rd., Syracuse.

He was born in Zacapa, Guatemala to Edward and Elena ZEA BAZINI.  On June 6, 1959 in Plymouth he married Rosemary STONE, who survives.  He moved to the Mentone area in 1962.  He was affiliated with the Pierceton Masonic Lodge, Kosciusko County Shrine and Minibikers Patrol, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Mentone United Methodist Church, Mentone Lions Club, Indiana Bar Associationa and Kosciusko County Bar Association.  He was a graduate of Bethel College, Mishawaka.  He received his M.A. from St. Francis, Fort Wayne, and his law degree from Valparaiso University.  He taught school for nine years in Kosciusko County, two years at North Webster and seven years at Tippecanoe Valley.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. David (Christine) SANDS, Biggsville, Ill.; Mrs. Thomas (Teresa) BREADING, Warsaw; a son, Jim BAZINI, Plymouth; four granddaughters; three sisters, Argelia ALPANA, Celia OLIVA, Raquel DeLEON, all of Guatemala; and two brothers, Dr. Solomon BAZINI, Northville, Mich. and Moises BAZINI, Guatemala.  Preceding in death were his parents.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mentone United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cathy JOHNS officiating.  A private interment will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.  Memorials may be made to the Shrine Hospital of Chicago.  Envelopes are available at the King Memorial Home.

 

Lela B. Sanford

Lela Beatrice SANFORD, 92, formerly of Denver and Mexico, died Tuesday at the Crestview Nursing Home, Crestview, Fla.

Arrangements are pending with McClain Funeral Home, Denver.


Pauline Garver

Feb. 13, 1905 - May 11, 1993

Pauline GARVER, 88, formerly 1514 Madison St., Rochester, died Tuesday at Chase=Center Nursing Home, Logansport. She was born in Pulaski County to John and Ella WATTS BAGWELL.  On Feb. 20, 1924 in Winamac she married Clarence J. GARVER who died May 28, 1983.

Surviving are two sons, Ralph [GARVER], Logansport; Paul [GARVER], Custer, Mont.; ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two sons, a grandson, a great-grandson, two sisters and three brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY and Ralph GARVER officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna and after 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

 

Thursday, May 13, 1993

 

Lela B. Sanford

July 25, 1900 - May 11, 1993

Lela Beatrice SANFORD, 92, formerly of Denver and Mexico died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Crestview Nursing Home, Crestview, Fla.

She was born in Kokomo to Daniel J. and Mary F. SMITH.  She married Daniel R. SMITH who died in 1938.  In 1946 she married Jesse J. SANFORD, who died in 1954.  She was a homemaker and retired farmer.  She was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Ellen McCRACKEN, Crestview, Fla.; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two sons, Thurman Charles SMITH and Richard Lee SMITH; a sister, Gladys M. SMITH and a brother, William B. SMITH.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. David OVERMYER and Russell DAWSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday.

 

Willie L. Tripaldi

Sept. 12, 1944 - May 12, 1993

Willie Lee TRIPALDI, 48, 4731 West Boicourt, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

He was born in Rochester to William P. and H. Irene HERRELL TRIPALDI.  He worked at Rochester Homes for 19 years.

Surviving are his mother, Rochester; his fiancee and her two sons, Kathy, Lloyd and Tom HERRELL, Rochester; two sisters, Paula TRIPALDI, Rochester; Mrs. Pat (Cathy) DiBENEDETTO, Yonkers, N.Y.; one niece and two nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester with the Rev. Douglas H. BARBER officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday.


Friday, May 14, 1993

 

C. Vernon Mathias

Nov. 27, 1922 - May 14, 1993

C. Vernon MATHIAS, 70, Rt. 1, Box 269, Co. Rd. 1500 North, Akron, died at 12:43 a.m. today at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. He had been ill for 1 1/2 years and a patient at St. Joseph since March.

He was born in Miami County to John and Belva LOCKWOOD MATHIAS.  He lived most of his life in Miami County.  He was a 1941 graduate of Deedsville High School and a World War II veteran of the European Theater.  On Oct. 17, 1954 in Macy he married Lovie A. BOWEN, who survives.  A retired farmer, he had driven a North Miami school bus for 27 years.  He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving with his wife are a sister, Mrs. Berne (Mildred) JONES, Akron; and two brothers, J.E. “Bud” [MATHIAS], Peru and Dean M. [MATHIAS], Roann.  Preceding in death was a sister, Cleo DePUE.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron with the Rev. Stanley WEISS officiating.  Burial will be in the Omega Cemetery, Akron.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and after noon Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Omega Cemetery Association.

 

Saturday, May 15, 1993

 

Kent W. Boyd

June 19, 1949 - May 14, 1993

Kent W. BOYD, 43, of 516 East 11th St., died unexpectedly of natural causes at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Woodlawn Hospital Emergency room.

He was born in Plymouth to Orin K. and Betty ALTHEIDE BOYD.  He lived his entire life in Fulton County.  On June 30, 1969 in Rochester he married Lorna L. LOWERY.  On June 27, 1987 in Rochester he married Patricia WHITE, who survives.  For the last 26 years he was an employee at Dean Foods.  He was a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post, Fraternal Order of Eages and the National Rifle Association.  He was a volunteer fireman with the Rochester Fire Department for many years.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Della) MONTEL, Akron; a son Alex ad Alex’s wife Deborah [BOYD], Warsaw; two step-daughters, Mrs. Earl (Rhonda) MILLER and Cathy HOGE, both of Rochester; two step-sons, Bruce MAYHEW, Rochester, ands Michael HERRELL, wife Kim, Kewanna; two grandchildren, Kristin BOYD, Warsaw, and Brittany A. HERRELL, Kewanna; three brothers, Kenneth and Keith [BOYD], both of Rochester, and Karl [BOYD], Lakeville; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Brian SEWELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.


Monday, May 17, 1993

 

Arlene Miller

Arlene MILLER, 84, OF 514 N. Michigan died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday at the Life Care Center, Rochester.

Services are tentatively at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Mary M. McPheron

Jan. 7, 1902 - May 16, 1993

Mary Marie McPHERON, 91, formerly of Akron, Macy, and 410 North St., Rockford, Ohio, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday at Van Crest Nursing Home, Van Wert, Ohio.

She was born near Deedsville to Arthur and Laura MURPHY WARD.  She lived in the Pleasant Hill community for 45 years.  She taught school in the one-room Pleasant Hill School.  She was a residet of Rockford, Ohio for 24 years.  She spent winters in Bradenton, Florida.  On March 4, 1922 she married Ross FLOYD who died in 1952.  On Jan. 26, 1953 she married George W. BOOKS who died in 1968.  On March 22, 1969 she married John E. McPHERON who died Sept. 1, 1986.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Rockford, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Marcella) LATTA, peru; Mrs. Gerald (Barbara) DePOY, Rochester; a son, Glen FLOYD, DeBary, Fla.; several step-children; eight grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ruth MILLS, Fort Wayne; two half-brothers, Robert E. WARD, Raleigh, N.C., and Albert J. WARD, Banning, Calif.  Preceding in death were two brothers, her infant twin, Merle [WARD];  Dr. James WARD; and a half-brother, Walter WARD.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron with Evangelist Lyn SHUCHARDT officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 2 p.m Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron Cemetery or the Heart Fund.

 

Edith K. Berger

April 29, 1911 - May 16, 1993

Edith Kathryn BERGER, 82, of 8708 18th B Rd. Argos, died at 1:08 p.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

She was born in LaGrange County to Eli and Etta PLANK YODER.  On  Sept. 18, 1937 in Mishawaka she married Griffin “Jack” BERGER who died Nov. 18, 1986.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Sam (Carol) MADONNA, Plymouth; Mrs. Richard (Joyce) KOLAR, Argos; Mrs. Esther SHEEKS, Rochester; Mrs. Arthur (Jean) ESKRIDGE, ADdison, Ill.; a son David BERGER, Argos; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a grandson, five sisters and three brothers.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Elder Robert RETTINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Marvin K. Emmons

Oct. 29, 1923 - May 13, 1993

Marvin Keith EMMONS, 69, of Rt. 3, State Road 23, Walkerton died at 4:50 p.m. Thursday at Countyside Place Nursing Home, Knox.  He had een ill for the past two months.

He was born in Leiters Ford to William and Grace RIESH EMMONS.  He lived in Walkerton for 43 years.  On May 28, 1950 at Koontz Lake he married Kathryn AWALD who survives.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, member of Walkerton Masonic Lodge 619, Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend, and Plymouth Loyal Order of Moose.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Kenneth [EMMONS], Walkerton; a granddaugher and a sister, Medrith SNYDER, South Bend.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rannells Funeral Home Hamet Chapel with the Rev. Gerald ALLEN officiating.  Burial was in the Grovertown Cemetery.  Masonic services were at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rannels Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.

 

Steven S. Martin

Oct. 17, 1957 - May 14, 1993

Steven Scott MARTIN, 35, of 5434 Foxway, Indianapolis, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday at Greenbriar Nursing Home, Indianapolis.

He was born in Kokomo to Robert and Wilma SMITH MARTIN who both survive.  He was formerly employed by Dan Young Chevrolet and Lockhart Cadillac in Indianapolis.  He was a 1976 graduate of Haworth High School.  He was a member of Cadillac Crest Club.

Surviving with his parents are a sister, Teresa SONGER, Sarasota, Fla., and two brothers, Gary [MARTIN], Logansport, and Ronald L. [MARTIN] of Indianapolis.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, Kokomo.  Burial will be in the Albright Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, Kokomo.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Joe D. Heckathorn

July 11, 1903 - May 15, 1993

Joe D. HECKATHORN, 89, of Rt. 1, Denver, died at 12:52 p.m. Saturday at Dukes Hospital, Peru.

He was born in Fulton County to Milton and Josephine YIKE HECKATHORN.  On June 19, 1930 at Mexico he married Mabel BLACK who survives.  He was a retired farmer and livestock hauler.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Judy DRISCOLL, Rt. 3, Peru, a son, Don [HECKATHORN], Rt. 1, Denver, and three sisters, Ida IDDINGS, Peru, Clarabelle TOWNSEND, Peru, and Eileen COLLINS, Roswell, New Mexico, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three sisters and two brothers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim NAFF officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Monday.


Tuesday, May 18, 1993

 

Arline L. Miller

July 27, 1908 - May 15, 1993

Arline Luella MILLER, 84, 514 N. Michigan St., Argos, died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Born in Culver to Harley T. and Clara KROUSE DAWSON, she was a lifetime resident of Argos and a 1926 graduate of Argos High School.  On Aug. 31, 1929 she married Dr. Robert Bliss MILLER who died April 30, 1945.  She received her bachelors degree in education from Manchester College in 1949 and a masters degree in education from Ball State University in 1964.  She taught in the Green Township schools, and for 24 years in the Argos schools.  She was a member of Argos United Methodist Church, Marshall County Retired Teachers Association, Indiana State Retired Teachers Association, National Retired Teachers Association, and a former member of the Argos Order of the Eastern Star and Argos Progress Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Barbara K.) BARRIX, Covington,  La.; a son, Thomas R. [MILLER], Salisbury, N.C.; five grandsons and three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Clifford DAWSON, Whispering Pines, N.C.

Services wil be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Dr. Donald C. LACY officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Kathleen C. Schall

July 17, 1922 - May 7, 1993

Kathleen C. SCHALL, 70, died May 7 at her home in Arlington, Va.

She was a 1940 graduate of Rochester High School.  She was involved in the fine arts for many years in the Arlington and Washington, D.C. area.  She served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II.

Services were delayed until May 15 to await the arrival of her daughter, Janet RENO from Bulgaria, and her son, Mark SCHALL from Cambodia.  Other relatives present were her father, Lowell CANN, Rochester; granddaughter and husband, Rachael and Robert TROSKY; an uncle, Wesley ANDERSON of Toledo, Ohio; cousins, Jack, Elva and Claudia Jean of Miami, Fla.

Graveside services were conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps.  Janet and Ray RENO and Mark SCHALL delivered eulogies.  Following the services, friends and relatives were invited to the residence for a celeratio of her life


Wednesday, May 19, 1993

 

Elvin C. Gropp

May 10, 1920 - May 14, 1993

Elvin C. “Al” GROPP, 73, founder of Gropp’s Famous Fish restaurants, died Friday in his Hudson home after a long illness.

He was born in Mishawaka to John and Lydia BROWN GROPP.  He became a pilot at age 16 and flew a B24 Liberator for the U.S. Army during World War II, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and several other air medals.

He remained an avid aviator all his life.  He owned a Stinson and a Navion aircraft and was a colonel in the Confederate Air Force.  He was one of the original investors in the Kendallvile crop-dusting company, Sky-Tractors.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, LaGrance, Elks Lodge of Kendallville, and the LaGrange American Legion Post 215.

On April 14, 1948 in Walkerton he married Mildred “Millie” HATH who survives.  She developed the Gropps fish recipe.  Today there are several Gropp’s restaurants in Indiana.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Catherine GROPP, Rochester, Mrs. David (Ruth) SINGLETON, Wolcottville, a son, Mark GROPP, Angola; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth WOLFORD, South Bend, Ilene BRESSLER, Edwardsville, Mich., Vera Fay [GROPP], Mishawaka; three brothers, Wesley and Roger [GROPP], Mishawaka, and Bernard [GROPP], Osceola.

Services were Monday in St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Hudson, with the Rev. Conrad SCHWEIBOLD officiating.  Graveside military services and burial were in Wright Cemetery, Stroh.  Memorials may be made in the form of Masses to St. Josep Church, Rochester.

 

Robert D. Warner

May 10, 1933 - May 18, 1993

Robert Dewey WARNER, 60, 4917 Boicourt Dr., Rochester, died at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for three years.

He was born in Claypool to Lawrence and Alice CUNNINGHAM WARNER.  He lived most of his life in Claypool except the last three years he lived in Rochester.  On Aug. 25, 1951 in Claypool he married Loretta E. RAMSEY who survives.  He was a supervisor for Country Fiberglass and the LaSuer Co., both of Claypool.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Debra) CANBY, Claypool, Mrs. Tommy (Roberta) HATFIELD, Akron, Mrs. David (Katherine) RAILSBACK, Akron; two sons, Jerry H. [WARNER], Warsaw, Robert D. [WARNER], Pierceton; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Marie STARKE, Silver Lake, Mrs. Roger (Betty) BUYER, Silver Lake; and two brothers, John [WARNER], Anderson, and Eugene [WARNER], Claypool.

Private family services are being arranged with Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.


Thursday, May 20, 1993

 

Norman W. Foley

Oct. 21, 1942 - May 19, 1993

Norman W. FOLEY, 50, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at his home at Box 3233, 550 West, Warsaw.

He was born in German, Ky. to Lemuel E. and Cora MUSIC FOLEY.  On Sept. 10, 1962 in Prestonsburg, Ky., he married Julie ADAMS who survives.  He had worked at the Dalton Foundry.

Surviving with his wife are a step-mother, Osie FOLEY, Prestonsburg, Ky.; four daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Crystal) KUNCE, Warsaw, Mrs. Rick (Sharon) JACKSON, Rochester, Mrs. Jeffery (Karen) KUHN, Burket, Mrs. Juanita DURIK, Warsaw; three grandchildren; six sisters, Ellen KUHN, Warsaw, Dorothy CRUM, White Lake, Mich., Willa Dean FOLEY and Phyllis CRIDER, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., Lula Jane BURKET, Pierceton, Rose Carol BIES, Ypsilanti, Mich.; five half-sisters, Wilma FOLEY, Brenda HARRIS, and Glenda FOLEY, all of Prestonsburg, Kyl., Judy BLAIR and Mary PICKLESIMES, both of Atlanta, Ga.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m.  Saturday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in Palestine.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Oren K. Ringle

Nov. 25, 1903 - May 19, 1993

Oren K. “O.K.” RINGLE, 89, 14139 18th B. Road, Argos, died Wednesday of injuries susffered in an automobile-train accident at the railroad crossing on Muckshaw Road near Indiana 10.

He was born in Bremen to Henry and Josephine WILLIAMS RINGLE and was a lifetime resident of Marshall County.  On Aug. 23, 1927 in [North Liberty], he married Inez N. BARE, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and a member of rhe Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Gary O. [RINGLE], Argos; five grandchildren, Ron and John KLINE, Argos, Kevin KLINE, Columbia City, Karen DECKER, Rochester, John RINGLE, Rochester; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Leona McCLUNE, Argos; a brother, Cleo RINGLE, Culver, and a son-in-law, Trenson KLINE, Argos.  Preceding in death was a daughter, Mary Louise KLINE, Jan. 5, 1991.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.


Dorothy L. Coons

Sept. 30, 1908 - May 19, 1993

Dorothy L. COONS, 84, 501 Penn. Ave., Plymouth, died at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

She was born in Wawaka to Frank and Ocie FRANK McCLOSKEY.  On June 12, 1926 she marrid George Clyde COOK who died mar. l23, 1961.  On May 26, 1973 she married Ralph P. COONS, who survives.  She was a member of the First United Church of Christ.

Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Joyce ROSEBERRY, Walkerton; three sons, Dick [COONS], Plymouth, Fred [COONS], Grovertown, Donald [COONS], Rochester; three step-children, Linda KULKYNSKI, Angola, Brenda FULLER, Pennsylvania, Greg COONS, Elkhart; twenty-five grandchildren and thirty-one great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a daughter, Helen LANE and a son, G. Edward COOK.

A private family service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Van Gilder Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron LIECHTY officiating.  Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  There is no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the First Church of Christ.

 

Friday, May 21, 1993

 

Joann E. Miller

Jan. 23, 1937 - May 20, 1993

Joann E. MILLER, 56, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 3:54 p.m. Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born in Atco, N.J., to Elmer L. and Bertha E. RANKIN FALLSTICK.  A 1955 graduate of Deedsville High School, she worked at Standard Fusee Corp., Peru, and was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church and the Rochester chapter of Women of the Moose.

Surviving are two brothers, Charles H. FALLSTICK, Peru, and Kenneth J. FALLSTICK, Freeland, Mich.

There will be no service or visitation.  Burial will be in the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Arrangements have been made by McClain Funeral Home in Denver.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Heart Association.

 

Saturday, May 22, 1993

 

[no obits]


Monday, May 24, 1993

 

Fannie Burns

Fannie BURNS, 62, 414 W. Second St., Rochesrter, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at Rochester Health Care Center.

She was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Ben and Rennie CONLEY ROSE.  In 1945 in Prestonsburg, she married Warren OUSLEY, who died in 1978.  On Dec. 6, 1955, in Mexico, she married Ivan R. “Junior” BURNS, who died Sept. 26, 1989.  She lived in Rochester 30 years, coming from Willard, Ohio.  She had worked at Rochester Metal Products and Rochester Nursing Home.  She was a member of the Baptist Church, Packerton.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Steven L. (Renee) COX, Summitville; six sons, Warren OUSLEY Jr., Bennie R OUSLEY, Jessie G. OUSLEY, Timothy OUSLEY, all of Rochester, Jimmie D OUSLEY, Indianapolis, Jeffery L. BURNS, Rochester; three step-children, Mrs. Eddie (Judy) HARTUP, Pierceton, Miss Carol BURNS, North Webster, Jim BURNS, Mentone; twenty-four grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Molly WRIGHT, Packerton; a brother, Bennie ROSE, Prestonsburg, Ky.  Preceding in death was a son, Tom OUSLEY.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Charles W. Lynch

Feb. 2, 1912 - May 22, 1993

Charles Wayne LYNCH, 81, 1819 Hepler Dr., Warsaw, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Mason Health Care Center, Warsaw.

He was born in Bourbon to Lloyd and Carrie MAGGART LYNCH.  He lived most of his life in the Claypool and Burket areas.  He lived in Warsaw for the past five years.  On Feb. 13, 1937 he married Mary E. IDLE, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and retired as a machinist at Clausings, Warsaw, after 28 years.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. John (Janice) FELDMAN and Mrs. David (Judy) FELDMAN, both of Akron; two sons, Terry [LYNCH], Leesburg, Richard [LYNCH], Claypool; one sister, Mary WEIR, Warsaw; two brothers, Paul [LYNCH], Florida, Kenneth [LYNCH], Wisconsin; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchidren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at DeLaugher-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with Pastor Doug JOHNS officiating.  Burial will be in the Ulery Memorial Cemetery, Kosciusko County.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.  Memorials may be made to the Burket United Methodist Church.


Tuesday, May 25, 1993

 

Nelson L. Marks

Oct. 3, 1947 - May 24, 1993