FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1995

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

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Tuesday, January 3, 1995

 

Mary Alice Forst

May 3, 1924 - Dec. 30, 1994

                Mary Alice FORST, 70, Route 1, Box 84 A, Roann, died at 1:58 p.m. Friday at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, where she had been hospitalized since Dec. 19.

                She was born in Miami County to Jesse W. and Blanche SEIDNER BARNHISEL.  On Sept. 1, 1956 in Huntington County she married Carl J. FORST, who died Aug. 26, 1989.  She retired from Eaton Corporation (formerly Singer Controls)  in North Manchester and was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are one daughter, Sandra DENTON, Roann, and two grandsons, Josh and Jeremy DENTON, Roann.  Preceding in death was a brother, Doine BARNHISEL.

                Services were to have been at 10 a.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Richard FOX officiating.  Burial was to have been in the Gaerte Cemetery, Macy [northeast of Gilead].  Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

 

Delbert R. Good

Jan. 7, 1920 - Jan. 2, 1995

                Delbert R. “Zeke” GOOD, 74, of 208 North Troutman St., Kewanna died at 11:57 a.m. Monday at community Hospital, East, Indianapolis.

                He was born in Rochester to John Wesley and Mona Gail GAILBREATH GOOD.  On May 5, 1940 in Kewanna he married Geraldine J. “Ginger” HAMMAN who died Dec. 26, 1989.  He was a retired carpenter and life member of the Jim Talbott VFW Post 1121, Kewanna.  He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.

                Surviving are three sons, L. Joe [GOOD], Kewanna; Dick [GOOD], Logansport, and John H. [GOOD], Star City; four sisters, Leona TAYLOR, Ida Mae OVERMYER and Patsy BRYANT,  all of Plymouth, and Donna SUMMERS, Rochester; six grandchildren;  seven great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death was a brother and a sister.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Denise DAVAULT officiating.  Burial will be at the Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Graveside military services will be held.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Kewanna United Methodist Church.


Charles M. Amones

                Charles M. AMONES, 79, of Avon Park, Fla., died Friday at Walker Memorial Medical Center.

                He was a Marshall County native who lived in Plymouth until he moved to Florida in 1977.  He was a Methodist and life member of the Plymouth VFW.  He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II.  He retired from the U.S. Poss Office after 20 years of service.  He was married to Bernice Irene RANNALLS, who died Jan. 6, 1994.

                Surviving are one step-daughter, Donna DAWSON, South Bend; one brother, Harold [AMONES], Bixby, Okla. four sisters, Margaret AMES, Plymouth; Beatrice ANDERS, Plymouth; Mildred SHIVELY, Avon Park, Fla., and Geraldine ZIMMERMAN, Plymouth.

                Fountain Funeral Home, 507 U.S. 27 North, Avon Park, Fla., 33825, is in charge of arrangements.

 

C. Ferrell Brown

June 9, 1905 - Dec. 30, 1994

                C. Ferrell BROWN, 89, of 624 East 13th St., Winamac, died at 9:38 p.m. Friday at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

                She was born in Buffalo to Anthony and Robina BURRIS FREEMAN.  On Jan. 2, 1924 in Winamac she married Harry BROWN, who died Aug. 10, 1989.  She lived in Winamac most of her life and was a member of Ripley Gospel Chapel.

                Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis POWNALL, Rochester, and Lula LAUDER, Oxford, Mich.; three sons, Harold [BROWN], Kwqnn; Richard R. [BROWN], Winamac, and Leonard [BROWN], Mentone; twenty grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  Preceding in death was a son, four sisters and four brothers.

                Services were to have been at 1 p.m. Monday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. John LAUDER officiating.  Burial was to have been in McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Pulaski Health Care Center.

 

Ruby L. Wildermuth

April 17, 1918 - Jan. 2, 1995

                Ruby L. WILDERMUTH, 76, of P.O. Box 54, Fulton, died at 6:44 p.m. Monday at 2123 Westgate Drive.

                She was born in Fulton County to William Sherman and Bessie EYTCHESON REED.  In 1990 she retired from General Tire after working there for 37 years.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are one daughter, Judy K. McDONALD, Logansport; one ons, Robert J. WILDERMUTH, Logansport; two sisters, Mildred DICE, Fulton, and Betty KERBY, Frankfort; one brother, Don REED, Fulton; four grandchildren, David RUCH, Eric WILDERMUTH, Chris WILDERMUTH ARMSTRONG and Kim McDONALD, and one great-grandchild, Brock ARMSTRONG.  Preceding in death was a son and a sister.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. John WEEKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Victor M. Willy Sr.

Feb. 20, 1902 - Jan. 3, 1995

                Victor M. WILLY Sr., 92, of Rt. 6, Logansport, died at 6 a.m. today at his residence.

                He was born in Cass County to Ignace and Mary GEIR WILLY.  On Feb. 26, 1927 in Logansport he marrid Ethel M. CUNNINGHAM who died Dec. 15, 1990.  He was a retired farmer and member of All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport.  He served in the U.S. Army in Panama.

                Surviving are three daughters, Helen L. WILSON, Logansport; Doris WISE, Logansport, and Nada HERROLD, Kewanna; two sons, Victor M. [WILLY], Jr., Logansport, and Elton G. [WILLY], Klamath Falls, Ore.; one sister, Frances TUSSING, Logansport; twenty-four grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren and ten step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was one grandson, four sisters and three brothers.

                Services at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, are pending.

 

Geraldine Freeman

                Geraldine SWIHART FREEMAN, 58, of Denver, died Monday evening at Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Wednesday, January 4, 1995

 

Victor M. Willy Sr.

Feb. 20, 1902 - Jan. 3, 1995

                Services for Victor M. WILLY Sr., 92, of Rt. 6, Logansport, will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport, with Father Donald GROSS officiating.  Burial will be at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral, Royal Center.  A scxripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

                Mr. Willy died at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday at his home.  He was born in Cass County to Ignace and Mary GEIR WILLY.  On Feb. 26, 1927 in Logansport he married Ethel M. CUNNINGHAM, who died on Dec. 15, 1990.  He served in the U.S. Army in Panama and was a retired farmer.  He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport.

                Surviving are three daughters, Helen L. WILSON and Doris WISE, both of Logansport, and Nada HERROLD, Kewanna; two sons, Victor M. [WILLY] Jr., Logansport, and Elton G. [WILLY], Klamath Falls, Ore.; one sister, Frances TUSSING, Logansport; twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren and ten step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was one grandson, three brothers and four sisters.

 

L. Gardiner Miller

March 24, 1911 - Oct. 17, 1994

                Wordd has been received of the death of L. Gardiner MILLER, 83, of Ludington, Mich.  he died Oct. 17 [1994] following an extended illness.

                Mr. Miller was born March 24, 1911, in Kentland.  He was married to Alice A. TROST on July 28, 1934, in Michigan City.  She died July 16, 1991.

                He retired in 1979 as a machinist and typesetter for the Ludington Daily News.  He also had worked at The Rochester Sentinel.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Dalice) HERTZBERG, Lakewood, Colo.


Keila Marie Teetz

Aug. 31, 1989 - Jan. 3, 1995

                Keila Marie TEETZ, 5, of 10013 West 16th Road, Argos, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home following an illness.

                She was born in Plymouth to Harold William and Rebecca Marie DUFF TEETZ Jr.  She lived her entire life in Argos and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos.

                Surviving with her parents are one sister, Tomica Rennehe TEETZ, Argos; one brother, William Vance TEETZ, Aros; maternal grandparents, Donald DUFF, Warsaw, and Donald and Mary TIPTON, Bloomfield, N.M.; paternal grandparents, Jacqueline GEORGEN, Warren, Ohio; Letha TRIGG, Michigan City, and the Rev. Lloyd and Mrs. Phyllis HOWARD, Argos.  Preceding in death was a grandfather, Harold TEETZ Sr.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at th Church of Jesus Christ with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and one hour before services Friday at the church.

 

Allie J. Clemons

Aug. 4, 1913 - Jan. 4, 1995

                Allie J. CLEMONS, 81, of Rt. 1, Macy, died at 5:10 a.m. today in her home.

                She was born in Dekalb County, Tenn., to Harvey and Ida STARNS HALE.  On Jan. 1, 1934 at Smithville, Tenn., she married Coy Lee CLEMONS who died Jan. 1, 1965.  She retired from W.C. Redmon and Sons Inc., Peru, and attended the Deedsville United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Barbara MIKESELL, Rochester, and Reba GARRISON, Peru; three sons, Robert [CLEMONS], Richmond, Va.; Carl Dee [CLEMONS], Syracuse, and Bobby Joe [CLEMONS], Macy; two sisters, Willie Lee MOSS and Jewel PETERSON, both of Cookeville, Tenn.; fourteen grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one grandson; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Daisey FRANKLIN, and four brothers, Fred, Frank, Jeff and Odell HALE.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday.

 

Thursday, January 5, 1995

 

Robert C. Callaway

                Former Rochester resident Robert Charles CALLAWAY, South Bend, died at 4:05 a.m. today at Countryside Place Nursing Home, Mishawaka.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hickey Funeral Home, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend.  Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.


Geraldine S  Freeman

Aug. 3, 1936 - Jan. 2, 1995

                Services for Geraldine SWIHART FREEMAN, 58, Route 1 Box 105, Denver, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral home, Akron.

                The Rev. Leroy LANE will officiate.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today.

                Freeman died unexpectedly at 5:20 p.m. Monday at Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, while she was traveling to her daughter’s home.

                She was born in Fulton County to Charles and Vesta Mae SMITH SWIHART.  In May, 1982 in Jackson County, Kentucky, she married George FREEMAN, who survives.  She was an in-home health care provider and during her life lived near Akron and Wabash and in Kentucky.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Tom (Debra) SLUSS, Paintfille, Ky.; one son, Keith SHEPHERD, Wabash; seven step-children; eighteen grandchildren, and one sister, Willodean SWOPE, Nappanee.  Preceding in death were one son, one sister ad three brothers.

 

Helen H. Stenberg

Dec. 28, 1909 - Jan. 4, 1995

                Helen H. STENBERG, 85, Flinn Memorial Home, Marion, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

                She was born in Peru to Arthur Thomas and Carrie May MILLER RANKIN.  On Jan. 24, 1934 in LaGrange, Ill., she married Conrad N. STENBERG, who died June 10, 1973.  She was a former Deedsville resident and member of the Deedsville United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

                Surviving are two daughters, Harriet MOULTON, Bellingham, Wash., and Shirley Sigrid COLE, Marion; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and two sisters, Berenice MAUS, North Manchester, and Jean HIPPENSTERL, Kokomo.  Preceding in death was one brother, Ralph RANKIN.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Norris KING officiating.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Peru.  Memorials may be made to the Deedsville United Methodist Chuch or Flinn Memorial Home, Marion.

 

Justin Michael Brown

Dec. 14, 1994 - Jan. 4, 1995

                Justin Michael BROWN of 402 North Morgan St., Mentone, died at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, where he had been a petient for three weeks.

                He was born in South Bend to Robert and Eva Christen JACKSON BROWN.

                Surviving with his parents are maternal grandmother, Mary McFARREN, Mentone; paternal grandmother, Agnes BRIGHT, Rochester; paternal grandfather, Roger BROWN, Kemp, Texas, and maternal great-grandmother, Myrtle DAMRON, Palestine.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mentone Cemetery with Rev. Rob RUBERG officiating.  Friends may call from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


Alvin D. Newcomb

Nov. 21, 1920 - Jan. 4, 1995

                Alvin D. NEWCOMB, 74, of 8270 19th Road, Argos, died at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday shortly after being admitted at St. Joseph Hospital of Marshall County, Plymouth.

                He was born in Marshall County to DeWitt and Zona HECK NEWCOMB.  On Sept. 24, 1944 in Tippecanoe he married Phyllis Jeanne HOOVER who died in November 1968.  He was a farmer and 1987 retiree from Reymolds Aluminum Corp., Bourbon.  He lived most of his life in Argos and was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren and AARP of Argos.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen A. CARTER and Mrs. Terry (Janeen) ATKINS, both of Argos; two sons, Terry L. [NEWCOMB], Belleview, Ill., and Jack E. [NEWCOMB[, Canton, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby TOBEY, Rochester, and Mrs. Elmer (Chloa) FLETCHER, Argos.  Preceding in death were one sister, Lydia SHOEMAKER and two brothers, Roy and Wendell NEWCOMB.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Walnut Church of the Brethren with the Revs. Tony SCHNEIDER and Robert RICE officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos and one hour before services at the church.  Memorials may be made to Real Services-Nutrition Site, Argos.

 

Friday, January 6, 1995

 

Mary A. Brown

March 25, 1910 - Jan. 5, 1995

                Mary A. BROWN, 84, of 201 West Main St., Kewanna, died at 2:34 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                She was born in Royal Center to William and Tressa COOK GRAY.  On April 24, 1932 in Winamac, she married Theodore A. BROWN who died June 2, 1977.  She retired from Kewanna Implement Co. where she worked as a bookkeeper.  She gaduated from Kewanna High School in 1928 and South Bend Business College in 1930.

                Surviving are two daughrters, Evelyn S. PETERS, Kewanna, and Vivian A. HATHAWAY, Warsaw; two sons, Frederick A. [BROWN], St. Cloud, Fla., and Jerry L. [BROWN], Kewanna; twelve grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was one daughter and one grandson.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Harrison=Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, wih the Rev. Bryan TON officiatng.  Burial will be in the Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and after 9:30 a.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Kewanna United Methodist Church.


John N. Dickover

Oct. 11, 1916 - Jan. 4, 1995

                John N. DICKOVER, 80, died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday at the Indiana Veteans Home, West Lafayette.

                Formerly of Rochester, Dickover was born in Big Timer, Mont.  He worked at Sealed Power as a machinist until he retired in 1981.  He was a woodworker and craftsman and member of VFW Post 1154, Lafayette; American Legion Post 492, Lafayette, and the Rochester Moose Lodge.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

                Surviving are one son, John [DICKOVER], Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Annette McCARTY, Lakeland, Fla.; one brother, Gene [DICKOVER[, Roseburg, Ore.; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was one brother, Marion [DICKOVER], and one granddaughter, Susan TULLIS.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of All Faith at the Indiana Veterans Home with Father David DOUGLAS officiating.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. at the chapel.  Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Home Cemetery.  Landis-Loy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, January 7, 1995

 

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Monday, January 9, 1995

 

James M. Johnson

Feb. 24, 1940 - Jan. 8, 1995

                James M. JOHNSON, 54, 1184 West Aitken St., Fulton, died at 6:34 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.  He had been ill since August.

                Born in Liberty Township to Alfred D. and Murial M. SHOEMAKER JOHNSON, he married Joyce F. CULP on Feb. 8, 1959 in Fulton.  She survives.  He was a self-employed truck driver and lifetime resident of Fulton Couny.  He was a member of the Fulton Masonic Lodge and Teamsters Union Local 705.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs.Al (Cindy) KINSEL, Rochester; one son, James A., wife Pam JOHNSON, Rochester; father Alfered C., Rochester; two grandchildren, Jenna and Brady KINSEL, both of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Les (Kathern) FEECE, Argos; Mrs. Ellen Rose CAPLETTE, Southbridge, Mass., and Mrs. John (Jean) STUCKEY, Indianapolis, and one brother, Afred D. “Buck” JOHNSON Jr., Lincoln, Neb.  Preceding in death was his mother, Murial, who died Dec. 3, 1980.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. George TROYER officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday.  Masonic services will be conducted by the Fulton Masonic Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral  home.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund or Logansport Memorial Hospital Home Care and Hospice.


Eloise J. Hoehn

March 15, 1930 - Jan. 8, 1995

                Eloise J. HOEHN, 64, of 302 North Virgil St., Akron, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.  She had been in failing health for one month.

                She was born in Marion to Verlin A. and Mabelle Ruth HARTZLER RAMSEY.  On May 27, 1950 in Fort Wayne she married Albert A. HOEHN, who died March 15, 1991.

                She moved to Akron from Fort Wayne in 1992.  She was a consultant with K-9 Entry Service, North Manchester.  She graduated from Akron High School in 1947 and from Fort Wayne International Business College.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marshal (Lisa HOEHN) HIRSCH, North Manchester; three brothers, James C. RAMSEY, Charles E. RAMSEY and John W. RAMSEY Sr., all of Akron, and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Frank WHITAKER officiating.  Burial wil be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and after noon Thursday.

 

Emery Katona

                Emery KATONA, 85, formerly of South Bend, died Saturday evening at Life Care Center, Rochester, following a three-month illness.

                He was the son of Peter and Theresa KATONA and was a mechanic for South Bend Freight Lines.

                Surviving are two sons, John and Donald [KATONA], both of South Bend.

                Burial and services will be held Thursday at Highland Cemetery, South Bend.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mossie D. Richards

                Mossie D. RICHARDS, 78, of 104 East South St., Burket, died at 10 p.m. Sunday at Mason’s Health Care, Warsaw.

                Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Tuesday, January 10, 1995

 

Mossie D. Richards

Aug. 6, 1916 - Jan. 9, 1995

                Mossie D. RICHARDS, 78, of 104 E. South St., Burket, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died at 10 p.m. Sunday at Masons Health Care, Warsaw.

                She was born in Breathet, Ky. to Norman and Fannie VAUGHN ALLEN.  In 1960 she married Cebert R. RICHARDS who died in 1965.  She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church, Marmet, W.V.

                Surviving are three sons, James B. DOVE, Charleston, W.Va.; Robert A. WHITE, San Francisco, Cal.; and Wallace DOVE, Burket; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; and one sister, Farrie TURNER, Bartow, Fla.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Grace and one brother, Bill [ALLEN].

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Palestine Cemetery, east of Mentone with Rev. Douglas JOHNS officiating.  Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Wednesday, January 11, 1995

 

Edith M. Snider

July 28, 1908 - Dec. 28, 1994

                Edith M. SNIDER, 86, of Waukegan, Ill. died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1994 at Winchester House, Libertyville, Ill.

                She was born in Wagner Station, Ind., to Ira B. and Bessie DAWSON HURST.  She graduated from Rochester High School in 1926.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waukegan, the Eastern Star, Sweet Adelines and AARP.

                Surviving are four children, Jerrold (Charlene) SNIDER, Gurnee, Ill.; Helen Caryl JOHNSON, Wilmington, N.C.; Michael (Cynthia) SNIDER of Waukegan, Ill.; and Stephen (Melanie) SNIDER, Burnsville, N.C.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Mary HURST, two brothers, John and George HURST and by her husband, Everett SNIDER, who died in 1949.

                Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 30, 1994 at Marsh Funeral Home in Waukegan with the Rev. Keith CERK of the First Baptist Church officiating.  Interment was at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago, Ill.

 

Anita J. Samuelson

Apr. 29, 1920 - Jan. 11, 1995

                Anita J. SAMUELSON, 74, 201 Pontiac St., died at 1:03 a.m. Wednesday at her residence after a long illness.

                She was born in Rochester to William and Mabel NORMAN ZIMMERMAN and spent her eitire life in this community.  On Oct. 15, 1940, in Covington, Ky., she married Stanley E SAMUELSON, who survives.  She worked at Topps Mfg.; as secretary to the principal for 15 years at Rochester High School, and at First Federal Savings Bank, Rochester.  She retired in 1980.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was United Ministries food pantry coordinator.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Judith) OVERMYER, South Bend; Mrs. Mark (Joyce) SROUFE, Rochester; one son, Philip and his wife Nancy SAMUELSON, Bolingbrook, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Eric, Mark and Scott OVERMYER, South Bend; Sarah DAULTON and Erin SROUFE, Rochester; Julie SAMUELSON, Las Vegas, Nev.; Jason SAMUELSON, Bolingbrook, Ill.; and one sister, Lura KIRKENDALL, Nashvile, Tenn.  She was preceded in death by four sisters, Jean ZIMMERMAN, Martha EWEN, Wilma McKINNEY, and Nina WAECHTER, and three brothers, Byron, Ralph and Dale ZIMMERMAN.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, with Revs. Jack HARTMAN and Jeff TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and at the church Friday one hour prior to the service.  Memorials may be made to the United Ministries Food Pantry.

 

Howard M. Utter

                Howard M. UTTER, 85, 418 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, died at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home in Akron.


Thursday, January 12, 1995

 

Howard M. Utter

[by Ann Kindig]

                Howard M. UTTER, 85, who, in his 60 years as president of Pike Lumber Company, became a recognized leader of Indiana’s hardwood lumber industry, died Tuesday night at his home in Akron.  He had been in failing health for several years.

                During his tenure at Pike, he advocated reforestation practices that enabled the firm to say, “We plant more than we cut” and led it in developing an international market for its products.

                He was an honorary life member and director of the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, a lifetime member of the National Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association and a former member of Fort Wayne’s Forum Club.  During World War II, he served as a member of the War Production Board.  He and his wife founded Pike Memorial Park in Akron, and he was a past president of the Akron Lions Club, a former Explorer Scout leader and member of the Sagamore Council of Boy Scouts of America.  He also belonged to the Izaak Walton League, Nature Conservancy and Acres, Inc.  He was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

                A native of Henry township, he was born June 8, 1909, the son of Oliver Perry and Ethel SMITH UTTER.  He attended Michigan State and Indiana universities but always said his real education had come as a lumberjack in the north woods.  On January 21, 1934, he married Helen PIKE, who survives.

                Also surviving are three children, Mrs. Bill (Kay) BROWN, Decatur; Channing UTTER, Akron, and Mrs. Joe (Lynne) NORTHROP, Huntington; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  A sister, Selena UTTER GERIG, preceded him in death.

                Visitation, which will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Akron United Methodist Church, will be followed by a 1:30 p.m. funeral service conducted by the Rev. Harold LEININGER, assisted by the Rev. Dennis SHOCK.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mary L. Keele

April 8, 1924 - Jan. 11, 1995

                Mary Louise KEELE, 70, of 430 South Michigan St., Argos, died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at her home following a three-month illness.

                She was born in Talma to Ralph G. and Eva I. STARNER SMITH.  On June 1, 1963 in Rochester she married Donald L. KEELE, who survives.  She lived in the Argos community for 31 years, having moved there from Rochester.  She was a member of the Argos Bible Church and Order of Eastern Star, Rochester.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. David P. (Linda Ann) MARSHALL, Bremen; one son, Gary L. HITTLE, Argos; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ed (Catherine Susan) McMICHAEL, Argos; one step-son, David Allen KEELE, Kansas City, Kan.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Robert [SMITH], Rochester, and Jerry [SMITH], South Bend.  Preceding in death were two infant sisters, Betty I. Shortz and Norma [SMITH].

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Argos Bible Church with the Rev. Mark FISHBURN officiating.  Burial will be in the Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church.


Dorothy J. Krisher

May 21, 1929 - Jan. 11, 1995

                Dorothy Jean KRISHER, 65, of 1114 Bancroft Ave., died at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at her home following a long illness.

                She was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Erven H. and Alva WRIGHT BRADLEY.  She was a seamstress and worked for Hart, Schaffner & Marx until she retired in 1990.  She was a member of New Life Church and lived most of her life in Rochester after moving from Kentucky.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mike (Kathy) STUTZMAN, and Mrs. Robert J. (Janet) BECK, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Robert (Deborah) SEARS, Pierceton; two sons, William C. [KRISHER], St. Louis, Mo., and Douglas N. [KRISHER], Los Angeles, Calif.; twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Zola SMITH, Butler, and Mrs. Merlene DAWSON, Logansport; two brothers, the Rev. Henry BRADLEY and Harold BRADLEY, both of Rochester.  Preceding in death was one sister, Sylvia ILLIFF; three brothers, Luther, Spearl Edward and Whitten BRADLEY, and one granddaughter, Heather BELILES.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiatng.  Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, northeast of Rochester.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and after noon Saturday.

 

Friday, January 13, 1995 to Saturday, Jan. 14, 1995

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 16, 1995

 

Freda Ann Ingle

April 15, 1903 - Jan. 14, 1995

                Freda Ann INGLE, 91, of Rt. 1, Box 185, Macy, died at 6:09 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Tipton County to John A. and Dora Dell JONES WILES.  On May 30,1925 in Nappanee she married Charles Jay INGLE, who died April 23, 1983.  In 1970 she retired from Delco Electronics after 26 years of service.  She was a member of United Auto Workers Local 292 and member and past president of Eagles Lodge 255, both of Kokomo.  She was a member of World War II War Mothers, Modern Woodman of America Auxiliary and the Fulton Wesleyan Church.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George (Beverly Jean) LEWIS, Macy; four sons, James D.; Thomas D. and Mildred A.; Dwight M. Sr. and Virginia L. [INGLE], all of Kokomo, and Roger Lee and Bobbie [INGLE], Marina, Calif.; nineteen grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Vera WILES, Kokomo.  Preceding in death were four sisters; two brothers; one great-grandson and two daughters-in-law.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 South Main St., Kokomo, with the Revs. George TROYER and Elmer INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday.  A ladies memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton Wesleyan Church.


Wayne A. Daulton

Aug. 13, 1919 - Jan. 14, 1995

                Wayne Allen DAULTON, 75, of Rochester, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Life Care Center where he had lived for the last two months.

                He was born in Rochester to Charles and Lucy SHAFFER DAULTON.  On Feb. 16, 1941 in Valparaiso he married Jean WILSON, who survives.  He was lifetime resident of Rochester.  He and his late brother Dale “Dirty” DAULTON owned and operted Daulton’s Sinclair Service Station at Ninth and Monroe streets for many years.  He later worked for the Indiana Highway Department until he retired on June 1, 1985.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Candace) RAGLAND, Corydon, and Mrs. Mark (Jill) ALBER, Rochester; one son, Jack [DAULTON], Washington, D.C.; five grandsons, Joe FOSTER, Atlanta, Ga.; John FOSTER, Fishers; Dustin OVERMYER, Akron; Eric HAMMEL, Rochester, and Jack G DAULTON, North Carolina; one great-granddaughter, Carmen FOSTER, Fishers, and two great-grandsons, Gregory and Noah DAULTON, North Carolina, [and sister, Velma VIGUS of Los Angeles, Calif.]. Preceding in death were one sister, Barbara SWAIN and four brothers, Ben, Dale, Joseph and his twin brother Glen [DAULTON].

                Private family services will be held and there will be no visitation or public viewing.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Foster & Good Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund in care of Mrs. Eileen Halterman, 218 West Fourth St.

 

Emma S. Doering

                Emma S. DOERING, 94, of 10648 Larissa St., Orlando, Fla., died Thursday.

                She was born in New Haven and moved to Central Florida in 1987.  She was married to Grover DOERING for 70 years and lived in the Beaver Dam community for 43 years.  She was a member of the Lincoln Ladies Chub, Lake County Extension Club, 4-H Parent Club and WCTU, all of Indiana.  She attended the Methodist Church.

                Surviving are one daughter, Betty HOLLOWAY, Orlando, Fla.; three sons, Ray [DOERING], Akron; Russell [DOERING], Sunnydale, Calif.; and Don [DOERING], Sanford, Fla.; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildre.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rehbaum-Harden Funeral Home, 333 East Fifth Ave., Mount Dora, Fla. with Chaplain Maureen KREMLINGER officiating.  Burial will be at the Lakeside Memory Gardens Eustis.  Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1995

 

[no obits]


Wednesday, January 18, 1995

 

Patricia J. Hoover

Feb. 15, 1940 - Jan. 16, 1995

                Patricia Joan KNEPPER HOOVER, 54, died Monday Jan. 16 at 11:20 a.m. at her Lansing, Mich., home after a 1 1/2-year illness.  She was born on Feb. 15, 1940 in Dorton, Ky.  She lived in Rochester most of her life until moving to Lansing in 1990.  In Lansing, she owned and operted Pat’s Painting Service.

                Pat is the daughter of the late Mary KNEPPER HOLLINGSWORTH and the late Roy KNEPPER.  Surviving are her four children, April HOOVER and son-in-law Jim McGINN of Milton, Mass.; Aaron HOOVER of Indianapolis, Ind.; Autumn HOOVER of Warsaw, Ind., and Adam HOOVER of Carmel, Ind.; and grandson Zachary SMITH.  Also surviving are her aunts Martha STARKWEATHER of Noth Manchester, Ind.; Della KENNEDY of Zuni, W.Va.; Delphia POTTER of Pikeville, Ky., and uncle Sam ROGERS of Omar, W.Va.

                Memorial services will be held on Friday, January 20, at 6 p.m. at Palmer-Bush Funeral Home, 520 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, Mich.  The phone number is 517-484-5349.

                Pat requested that her remains be cremated.  In a private ceremony her ashes will be spread by her four children, son-in-law, and grandson on her mother’s grave.

                In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Pat’s memory to Visitng Nurse Hospice, 4801 Willoughby, Suite 7, Holt, Mich. 48842-1092.

 

Thursday, January 19, 1995

 

Sharon S. Fraser

Aug. 10, 1942 - Jan. 16, 1995

                Sharon Sue FRASER, 52, 15215 West Sixth Road, Plymouth, died at 9:03 a.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                She was born in Monroeville to Taylor and Faerol HOLT.  On March 2, 1962 in Rochester she married James M. FRASER, who survives.  She graduated from Rochester High School in 1960 and moved to Plymouth in 1990.  She was a member of St. John Luthersn Church, Flatrock.

                Surviving with her husbad are two sons, David J. [FRASER], Memphis, Tenn., and Jeffrey A. [FRASER], Columbus, Ohio; one granddaughter; two sisters, Nova Jewel BARKLEY, Ossian, and Becky CLAYTON, Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, Jerry J. HOLT, Churubusco, and in-laws, Fred and Mary FRASER.

                Services were at 10:30 a.m. today at Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.  Burial was in the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery.


Mable M. Neff

Nov. 13, 1909 - Jan. 17, 1995

                Mable M. NEFF, 85, of 3718 Vistula Road, Mishawaka, died at 1140 a.m. Tuesday at Healthwin Hospital and Nursing Home, South Bend, where she had resided since December.

                She was born in Riga, Mich., to Henry and Ida WINKLEMAN WAIGAND.  On April 30, 1931 in Riga, Mich., she married George NEFF, who died Juy 4, 1969.  She was a seamstress and former member of the Argos United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star, both of Argos.  She moved from Argos to South Bend and Mishawaka in 1969.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ted (Dona) ALEXANDER, Mishawaka; four grandchildren, Louann BECKER PRUETT, Buchanan, Mich.; Maureen BOAKE, Walkerton; Erin ALEXANDER, Cassopolis, Mich., and Michael ALEXANDER, Mishawaka; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alma BENTON, Blissfield, Mich., and Cara KLINEDINST, Dundee, Mich.  Preceding in death was one sister.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with the Rev. Richard SNYDER officiating.  There will be no visitation or viewing.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to Portage Manor Home, 3016 Portage Ave., South Bend.

 

Charlotte I. Keesey

Sept. 17, 1914 - Jan. 18, 1995

                Charlotte I. KEESEY, 80, 929 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.  She had been in failing health.

                She was born in Kosciusko County to Russell and Jessie LANDIS PAXTON.  On Oct. 28, 1948, in Rochester she married Fred M. KEESEY, who died Aug. 22, 1992.  She was a homemaker and member of the World Wide Church of God, Plymouth.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Molly) MEREDITH, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Dallas (Laura) McDIFFITT, Cape Coral, Fla.; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, one step-great-great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Edna CURTIS, Rochester, and Frieda GLOGER, Greenwood; four brothers, James PAXTON, Silver Lake; Ed PAXTON, Bud PAXTON and Larry PAXTON, all of Rochester.  Preceding in death were two sisters, Neva STACKHOUSE and Bonnie GARBER, and one brother, Harold PAXTON.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, with Mr. Steve GERRARD officiatng.  Burial will be at the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from       2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Friday, January 20, 1995

 

Faye Crissman

                Faye CRISSMAN, Roseville, Calif., died Jan. 10 at Travis Air Force Base Hospital after a long illness.

                Surviving are three sisters, Marie LARKIN, Winamac; Lorraine HOWLAND, Piper City, Ill., and a twin sister Doris ERVIN, Kankakee, Ill., and one brother, Calvin COMBS, Varna, Ill.

                Funeral services were held Jan. 14, at Santa Rosa, Calif.


V. Ruth Feltis

Feb. 22, 1903 - Jan. 20, 1995

                V. Ruth FELTIS, 91, 209 Smith St., Kewanna, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver.

                She was born in Colfax, Ill., to Franklin B. and Alice WILLIAMS COHAGAN.  On March 9, 1921 in Winamac she married William Henson FELTIS, who died Sept. 11, 1975.

                She was a homemaker and member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church and Victor Chapel Communty Circle.

                Surviving are two daughters, Jeannette PEARSON, Rensselaer, and Dorothy Lou NULL, Leiters Ford; one son, Kenneth Douglas [FELTIS], Culver; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was one son, six brothers and two sisters.

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

 

N. Fern Davis

March 14, 1910 - Jan. 19, 1995

                N. Fern DAVIS, 84, 730 School St., Culver, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

                She was born in Culver to Dominicus and Rose COOPER HATTEN.  On March 18, 1931 in South Bend she married O.C. Dale DAVIS who died June 25, 1970.  She was a retired offset typesetter and worked for six years at The Culver Press.  She lived in Culver her whole life and was a member of the Burr Oak Church of God.

                Surviving are two sons, Edward D. [DAVIS], South Bend, and Larry E [DAVIS], Culver; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one step-mother, Mary HATTEN, Culver; one sister, Pearl BLOOM, Grandville, Ill.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Donald E. (Marjorie) OVERMYER, and Mrs. Norman (Marilyn) KELLY, both of Culver, and one brother, Donald HATTEN, Pocatello, Idaho.  Precedig in death was a sister, Merle CLAUSSEN.

                Private graveside services will be held Saturay at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Pastor Donald NUNEMAKER officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Burr Oak Church of God.

 

Isobel M. Saatkamp

Aug. 10, 1929 - Sept. 28, 1994

                Isobel M. SAATKAMP, 65, of 535 North Santa Barbara, Mesa, Ariz., died on Sept. 28 at Pecos Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chandler, Ariz., following an illness.

                She was born in South Bend to Jesse O. and Ardie V. CAREY FOX.  On Oct. 1, 1955 in Pymouth she married Melvin SAATKAMP who survives.  She owned and operted Isobel’s Beauty Salon, Argos, and was a beauician or 40 6ears.  She graduated from Argos High School in 1947.  She moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1979 and attended the Lutheran Church there.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mona SAATKAMP, Mesa, Ariz. one son, Mark [SAATKAMP], Mesa, and one sister, Mrs. Dan (Margo) GROGG, Rochester.  Preceding in death was a sister, Barbara M. FOX.

                A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced.  Burial was in Mesa, Ariz.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Treatment and Research Foundation, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, Minn., 55101.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.


Blanche Towne

                Blanche TOWNE, 64, of 418 West Seventh St., Rochester, died early today at her home following an illness.

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

 

Saturday, January 21, 1995

 

V. Ruth Feltis

Feb. 22, 1903 - Jan. 20, 1995

                Funeral services for V. Ruth FELTIS, 91, of 209 Smith St., Kewanna, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna

                The Rev. Denise DAVAULT will officiate and burial will be in the Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.  Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday and after noon Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

                Mrs. Feltis died at 3:30 a.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Nome, Culver.  She was born in Colfax, Ill., to Franklin B. and Alice WILLIAMS COHAGAN.  On March 9, 1921 in Winamac she married William Henson FELTIS, who died Sept. 11, 1975.

                She was a homemaker and member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church and Victor Chapel Community Circle.

                Surviving are two daughters, Jeannette PEARSON, Rensselaer, and Dorothy Lou NULL, Leiters Ford; one son, Kenneth Douglas [FELTIS], Culver; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

Ruth M. Clark

                Ruth M. CLARK, 86, of Florida died Wednesday, Jan. 11, [1995] at her home.

                She was born in Culver and moved to Brevard County, Fla., in 1990 from Orlando.  She was a member of Harbor City Baptist Church, Melbourne.

                Surviving are [a daughter, Mary Ruth CLARK CARMEN, Melbourne, Fla.]; four sons, William [CLARK], Douglas, Mich.; George [CLARK], Peru Mass.; Harry [CLARK], Orlando, Fla., and David [CLARK], Melbourne, Fla.; one sister, Lucille KENDALL, Evansville; two [half-sisters], Reena SMITH, Winamac, and Ethel FISCHER, Valparaiso; one [half-brother], Roy Dean FISHER, Rochester; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

                Services were held at Harbor City Baptist Church, Melbourne and burial was to have been in Pittsfield, Mass.

                Memorials may be made to Brevard Hospice, P.O. Box, 560965, Rockledge, Fla., 32956; Harbor City Baptist Church, pew Bibles, 2740 N. Pineapple Ave., Melbourne, Fla., 32935; First American Homecare, 95 Bulldog Blvd., No. 202, Melbourne, Fla., 32901; or Meals on Wheels, 2800 Aurora Road, Suite H, Melbourne, Fla., 32935.


Blanche M. Towne

Nov. 20, 1930 - Jan. 20, 1995

                Blanche Marie TOWNE, 64, of 418 West Seventh St., died early Friday at her home following a two-week illness.

                She was born in Winamac to Harry E. and Bertha M. DIXON BALL.  On Aug. 20, 1952 in Kewanna she married Clyde E. “Junior” TOWNE Jr., who survives.

                She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in the Rochester and Kewanna communities.  She was a member of the former Sand Hill United Methodist Church.  She graduated from Kewanna High School in 1948.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. John (Melody) ALLISON, Charleston, Ill.; two sons, Harry C. [TOWNE], Osceola, and Steven L. [TOWNE], Plymouth; five grandchildren, Bevin ALLISON, Charleston, Ill., and Meilssa, Joseph, Bryan and Phillip TOWNE, all of Plymouth.  Preceding in death were her parents.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jeff TAYLOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and one hour before services Sunday.

 

Monday, January 23, 1995

 

Kenneth F. Boyer

Sept. 4, 1927 - Jan. 21, 1995

                Kenneth F. BOYER, 67, 700 West, Burket, died at 9:12 p.m. Saturday at his residence.

                He was born in Lagro to Lawrence and Mary BLACK BOYER and lived in Burket for 43 years.  On June 14, 1952 he married Rose Louise GAGNON, who survives.  He retired from Big Boy Products in 1992 and was employed at Arnoldt Corporation for 23 years.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Cheryl SLONE, Burket; Mrs. Carl (Carol) SHEPHERD, Silver Lake; Mrs. Larry (Colleen) TAYLOR, Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Burdell (Darlene} BLACKBURN and Mrs. Gwendoll (Phyllis) BENNETT both of Warsaw and one brother, Donald BOYER, Mentone; and five grandchildren.

                Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, at King Memorial Home, Mentone.  Services will be at Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Roy WOLFE officiatng.  Burial will be at Silver Creek Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Silver Creek Church of God.

 

Warren E. Easterday

                Warren E. EASTERDAY, 69, 8317 East 100 South, Akron, died at 10:41 a.m. Sunday at Elyria Memorial Hospital, Elyria, Ohio.

                He is survived by his wife, Dorothy SLIGER EASTERDAY.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Richard S. Whittenberger

                Richard S. WHITTENBERGER, 67, of 106 West Market St., Nappanee, formerly of the Beaver Dam community, died at 3:48 a.m. today at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

                Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Tuesday, January 24, 1995

 

Richard S. Whittenberger

April 2, 1927 - Jan. 23, 1995

                Richard S. WHITTENBERGER, 67, of 106 W. Market St., Nappanee, formerly of the Beaver Dam area, died at 3:48 a.m. Monday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born in Kosciusko County to John Otis and Pearl HART WHITTENBERGER.  On June 22, 1947 he married Bonnie Lou JONES, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and managed the Amishland Antique Mall, Nappanee.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Dick (Martha) COPPES, Atwood; two sons, Steve [WHITTENBERGER], Roanoke, and John [WHITTENBERGER], Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Bernard (Pauline) KUHN, Mentone, and Mrs. Deloris YOUNG, North Manchester; two brothers, Robert and Donald [WHITTENBERGER], both of Akron; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Revs. Ersel POTTS and Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be at Stoney Point Cemetery, Clunette.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Warren E. Easterday

March 31, 1925 - Jan. 22, 1995

                Services for Warren E. EASTERDAY, 69, of 8317 East 100 South, Akron, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

                Pastor James MALBONE will officiate.  Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru, where military rites will be conducted.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

                Mr. Easterday died unexpectdly at 10:41 a.m. Sunday at Elyria Memorial Hospital, Elyria, Ohio.  He was born in Wabash County to Noah and Dorotha HILEMAN EASTERDAY.  On Jan. 18, 1943 in Peru he married Dorothy SLIGER, who survives.

                He reitred from Torx Producs where he was an inspector.  He was a World War II veteran and member of the Peru VFW Post.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. John (Linda) BROOKS, Grafton, Ohio; one son, Charles [EASTERDAY], Evansville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry [EASTERDAY], Peru, and two sisters, Mrs. William (Ruby) HERRON, and Nancy LUND, both of Peru  Preceding in death was one brother, Cifford [EASTERDAY].


Lester D. Edington

July 8, 1925 - Jan. 24, 1995

                Lester D. “Spider” EDINGTON, 69, of 941 East 75 South, Rochester, died at 6:11 a.m. Tuesday at the Woodlawn Hospital emergency room.

                He was born in Star City to William and Mabel IRVIN EDINGTON.  On Feb. 13, 1960 in Rochester he married Patricia KELLY, who survives.  He was the former custodian at Rochester High School and a member of Rochester First Christian Church.  He was a lifelong resident of Fulton County.

                Surviving with his wife are four sisters, Mrs. Louise GRUBE, Rochester; Mrs. Howard (Evelyn) BURNS, Rochester; Mrs Mace (Margaret) CARPENTER, [Carey, Ohio], and Mrs. Ed (Ruby) [ARMSTRONG]; Lafayette; three brothers, Carl [EDINGTON], Plymouth, and George and Ralph [EDINGTON], both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, Rochester with the Rev. C. Alan HAZEN officiating.  Burial will be at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the heart fund.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, January 25, 1995

 

Helen Fish

April 12, 1921 - Jan. 24, 1995

                Helen FISH, 73, of Forrest Park Health Care Center, Kokomo, formerly of 1229 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, following a 6-year illness.

                She was born in Newburyport, Mass. to Michael and Dehelia FARRINGTON LYONS.  She lived in Rocheser for 29 years after living in Culver and South Bend.  She was a nursing supervisor at Memorial Hospital, Logansport, for many years and retired in 1986.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

                Suriving are three daughters, Mrs. Greg (Sheila) SHEPHERD and Pamela FISH, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Chris (Deb) BARRICK, Indianapolis; one son, Dr. Larry FISH (formerly of Rochester), Red Bluff, Calif; two granddaughters, Angie COOK, Argos, and Leah BARRICK, Indianapolis; four grandsons, Craig CROW, South Bend, and Ryan, Jeremy and Joey FISH, all of Red Bluff, Calif., and one sister, Mary SULLIVAN, Newburyport, Mass.  Preceding in death was one brother, James LYONS.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John ZAHN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from    4-8 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  A vigil wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.


Varyl V. Charles

May 9, 1910 - Jan. 24, 1995

                Varyl Victoria CHARLES, 84, Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport, died at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor.

                She was born in Huntington to William F. and Verna Alvesta DeWALD ROBINSON.  In 1928 she married John William CHARLES who is deceased.  She was a homemaker and a member of the First Reformed Church of Gary.

                Surviving are two sisters, Martha N. WELLS, Ballentine, S.C.; Mary Elizabeth LEFFEL, Merrillville; a niece, Carol KALMAR, Merrillville; and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, John William CHARLES, Jr., her husband, and a sister, Dorothea E. SMALLY.

                A graveside service will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, Ind. at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, with Rev. Rod SCHULER officiating.  Arrangements have been made by McClain Funeral Home.

 

Thursday, January 26, 1995 to Saturday, January 28, 1995

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, January 30, 1995

 

Roy D. Brovont

March 16, 1916 - Jan. 28, 1995

                Roy D. BROVONT, 78, 2320 North Miller Ave., Marion, died at 6:11 a.m. Saturday at Marion General Hospital.

                He was born in Custer, Mich., to John and Essie BOGUE BROVONT.  On July 23, 1937 he married Betty DOUGLAS, who survives.  He had lived in Marion since 1946.  He owned and operated Brovont Builders for 45 years, retiring in 1990.  He was a member of the Mount Olive United Methodist Church, the Deer Creek Conservation Club, the A.T.A. ad Sweetser Lions Club.  He was a charter member of the Grant County Home Builders Association and an avid trap shooter.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Jennifer) BRINKER, Ramona, Calif. and Mrs. Phil (Jill) KIMBROUGH, South Pasadena, Calif.; one son, Tom [BROVONT], Rochester; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Needham-Storey North Chapel, 1341 North Baldwin Ave., Marion, with the Rev. Doug BARTON officiating.  Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park, Marion.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the building committee of the Mount Olive United Methodist Church, 2015 North 300 West, Marion.


Esther M. Wickizer

May 30, 1900 - Jan. 29, 1995

                Esther Margaret WICKIZER, 94, of 11403 Indiana 10, Argos, died at 8:11 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had been living since November.

                She was born in Marshall County to William H. and Cora E. WARNER MYERS.  On Sept. 7, 1924 in Marshall County she married Hillis D WICKIZER, who died April 11, 1967.  She lived her entire life in Green Township west of Argos where she was a homemaker and helped her husband run a dairy farm.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church and the Whippoorwil Ladies Aid.  She was a member and past president of General Federated Womens Club, Argos.

                Surviving are one sister-in-law, Mrs. June WICKIZER, South Bend, one niece, one nephew and cousins  Preceding in death was one brother, William O. MYERS, who died Nov. 2, 1966.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.

 

Raymond C. Kreischer

Oct. 17, 1945 - Jan. 27, 1995

                Raymond C. KREISCHER, 49, Fulton County Road 1000 West, Culver, died at 1 p.m. Friday at his home.

                He was born in Delong to Raymond E. and Vera JONES KREISCHER.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era.  He lived in Aubbeenaubbee Township for the last six months, moving there from Culver.  He was a member of the Collins-Tasch American Legion and Finney-Shilling VFW post.  He was a chemical operator at Houbs Inc., Culver.

                Surviving are two sons, Raymond D. [KREISCHER] II, Culver, and James M [KREISCHER[, Plymouth; his mother, Vera KREISCHER, Culver, and one sister, June SAGE, Culver.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the VFW post chaplain officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Finney-Shilling VFW Post 6919.

 

Lewis J. Mason

May 4, 1915 - Jan. 27, 1995

                Lewis J. MASON, 80, Indianapolis, died Friday at 4 p.m.

                He was a postal service employee for 30 years, retiring in 1971.  He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Bronze Star.  He was a member of White Oak Methodist Church, Monticello.

                Survivors include his wife, Jo HALTERMAN MASON; one daughtr, Lu Ann KRUG and two grandchildren.  He was the brother-in-law of Rochester residents Otis HALTERMAN, Margaret NEWMAN, Evadean DEARDORFF, Eileen HALTERMAN, and Ruth TOBEY.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Vooris-Draper Funeral Home, Monticello.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today in Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.  Burial will be in Indian Creek Cemetery, Monticello.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.


Martha Jane Mundy

Oct. 3, 1918 - Jan. 28, 1995

                Martha Jane MUNDY, 76, Sheridan, died Saturday morning at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                She was born in Morgan County to Millard and Arminta BECK SHELLEY.  On Nov. 6, 1938 she married Kenneth Clark MUNDY, who died July 26, 1993.  She was a 1936 graduate of Ladoga High School.  She retired in 1984 after serving 20 years as cafeteria manager for Marion-Adams Schools and head cook for Sheridan High School.  She was a member of Sheridan Friends Missionary Society.

                Surviving are two sons, Melvin D. [MUNDY], Harlan; Thomas C. [MUNDY], Indianapolis; two grandsons; three sisters, Evelyn BEALS, Frankfort; Josephine BEALS, Whitestown, and Dorothy BROWN, Rochester.  Preceding in death were three brothers and two sisters.

                Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Kercheval Funeral Home, Indiana 47, Sheridan, with the Rev. John WEBB officiating.  Burial will be in Mundy Cemetry near Sheridan.  Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m.

 

Charlotte E. Helm

July 8, 1916 - Jan. 28, 1995

                Charlotte E. HELM, 76, formerly of Rochester, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Home, Crown Point, where she had resided the past four years.

                She was born in Indianapolis to Forest Keith and Leanora KLEPFER.  On June 15, 1941 in Indianapolis she married Richard P. HELM, who died Oct. 18, 1991.  Mr. Helm was formerly district manager of State Farm Insurance.  She was a member of First Christian Church, Tri Kappa Sorority and Blood Bank, all of Rochester.

                Surviving are two sons, Richard K. [HELM], Warsaw, and Arthur [HELM], Crown Point; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Stacey and Matthew HELM, and one sister, Mrs. Bernice FEENEY, Warsaw.

                Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Allan HAZEN officiating.  Interment will be in the family crypt at the Crown Point Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to Tri Kappa Foundation or Alzheimer’s Association.


Tuesday, January 31, 1995

 

Mildred K. Loper

Oct. 10, 1910 - Jan. 30, 1995

                Mildred KING LOPER, 84, 3957 West 450 North, Rochester, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday at Life Care Center after a long illness.

                She was born in Copiah County, Miss., to William D and Salema M. TILLMAN KING.  On July 9, 1931 in Gary she married Robert C. LOPER, who died Jan. 30, 1977.  She moved to Rochester from Koontz Lake in 1968.  She lived in Chesterton for 32 years.  She was a homemaker and graduate of Co-Lin Jr. College, Wesson, Miss., and member of the First Baptist Church.  She was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Chesterton, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Rochester.

                Surviving are three sons, Robert K. and Judy [LOPER], Lucerne; Richard T. and Joanne [LOPER], Cromwell, and William E. and Cindy [LOPER], Rochester; fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was one sister and two brothers.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiting.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Rochester.

 

Wednesday, February 1, 1995

 

Robert C. McCay

Dec. 12, 1909 - Jan. 30, 1995

                Robert Carl McCAY, 85, West Battell Street, Mishawaka, died at 1:35 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Care Center West, South Bend.

                He was born in Rochester.  On Sept. 1, 1951 in Mishawaka he married Marion M. REESE, who survives.  He was an army veteran of World War II and member of the American Legion.  In 1972 he retired from the Bendix Corporation Aviation Electronics Division.  He was a member of Albright United Methodist Church, Mishawaka.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Linda HOWELL, Mishawaka; two step-daughters, Lora Lee LAVIS, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Marilou SCHROEDER, Mishawaka; one son, Lawrence A. [McCAY], Mishawaka; twelve grandchidren; six great-grandchildren and one brother, Mervin [McCAY], Mishawaka.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 North Main St., Mishawaka.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Albright United Methodist Church.

 

Alice L. Wilmot

                Alice L. WILMOT, 67, 9223 West Indiana 25, Mentone, died at 6 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Sandra K. WISE, 1228 Indiana 25, Mentone

                Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Thursday, February 2, 1995

 

Alice L. Wilmot

May 22, 1927 - Feb. 1, 1995

                Services for Alice L. WILMOT, 67, 9223 West Indiana 25, Mentone, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

                Mr. Billy STEELE will officiate.  Burial will be in the Corunna Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Shultz Lewis Home, Camp Indogan and Kosciusko County Hospice.

                Mrs. Wilmot died at 6 a.m. Wednesday at her daughter’s Mentone home.  She was born in Corunna to Willia and Livonia ZONKER THOMAS.  She was married to Harold D. WILMOT, who died Feb. 28, 1981.  She was a homemaker and member of the Mentone Church of Christ.  She had been a Mentone resident since 1990, moving there from Auburn.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Sandra) K. WISE, Mentone; two sons, Jon A. [WILMOT], Fort Wayne, and Michael D [WILMOT], Indianapolis, and nine grandchildren.

 

Susan Eherenman

                Susan EHERENMAN, 44, Akron, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Friday, February 3, 1995

 

Patricia D. Quigley

Feb. 3, 1912 - Feb. 2, 1995

                Patricia D. QUIGLEY, 82, Mount Healthy, Ohio, died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday at Rochester Health Care Center, Rochester, where she had lived since May, 1994.

                She was born in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, to Frank and Marian TIMMONS DOREY.  On Dec. 28, 1933 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, she married Dr. Joseph A. QUIGLEY, who died in 1978.  She was a registered pharmacist and director of pharmacy at Longview State Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.  She graduated from the University of Toronto College of Pharmacy in 1942 and the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in 1964.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Ann) MEYERS, Rochester four grandchildren, Kathy MEYERS, South Bend; Mrs. Mark (Karen) HOLZER, Woodbury, Minn.; Ronald L. and Mary Kaye MEYERS, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Joseph and Susan MEYERS, Windsor, Conn.; one great-grandson, Alexander R. HOLZER, Woodbury, Minn.; one sister, Mrs. Leslie McKECHNIE, and one brother, F.E DOREY, both of Toronto, Canada.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Saint Joseph Catholic Church with Father John ZAHN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from    4-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Vearl W. Packard

Oct. 18, 1912 - Feb. 2, 1995

                Vearl W. “Woodie” PACKARD, 82, 690 East Monroe St., Peru, died at 1:08 a.m. Thursday at Saint Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born in Cass County to Oscar and Dora ZARTMAN PACKARD.  On March 22, 1936 he married Annona ZARTMAN, who survives.  He was a Delco Electronics retiree.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Dorris McCAIN, Kokomo; Carol WILBURN, Rocheter, and Sue STAMBAUGH, Peru; two sons, Jim [PACKARD], Denver, and Garrie [PACKARD], Bartow, Fla.; one sister, Esther “Katie” SILANCE, Logansport; eighteen grandchildren and thirty-one great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was one son, two brothers and one sister.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Ron SHANER officiating.  Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.  Friends may call from       2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Susan D. Eherenman

March 12, 1950 - Feb. 1, 1995

                Susan D. EHERENMAN, 44, of 12886 South Indiana 14, Akron, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a five-month illness.

                She was born in Rochester to Cole and Vivian MEINERT THOMPSON.  On June 6, 1980 in Burket she married David H. EHERENMAN, who survives.  For six years she owned and operated Fulton County Abstract.  She was a member of the Fulton County Board of Realtors and attended the Akron Church of God.  She graduatd from Warsaw Commnity High School in 1968.

                Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Michelle JOHNSON, Warsaw; Mrs. Matt (Jennifer) SCOTT, Warsaw; Danelle JOHNSON, Warsaw; Erin EHERENMAN, Akron; one son, Kapen EHRENMAN, Akron; one grandson, Ryan SCOTT, Warsaw; parents, Cole and Vivian THOMPSON, Silver Lake, and one sister, Sara THOMPSON, Elkhart.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Akron Church of God with Pastor James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and   6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to a fund set at Farmers and Merchants Bank for the children.

 

Forrest G. Creighbaum

                Forrest G. CREIGHBAUM, 86, of 2512 East 19th Road, Tippecanoe, died at 12:05 a.m. today at Masons Health Care Center, Warssaw.

                Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


Saturday, February 4, 1995

 

Golda Zahniser

                Golda ZAHNISER, 97, Oceanside, Calif., formerly of the Rochester area, died at her home Thursday.  She was born in Fulton County to William and Adella PRILL GARNER.  She was the granddaughter of John PRILL for whom Prill School is named.

                She went to California on a trip in 1928 and stayed.  She later built and operated Oceanside’s first hosptal.  The hospital grew from nine beds to 65 beds when she and husband Ellis [ZAHNISER] sold it and retired.  She was honored one year as the outstanding woman of Oceanside.

                Her husband died n 1983.  Survivors include three children, Jack [ZAHNISER], Cottonwood, Calif.; Steve [ZAHNISER], Yuciapa, Calif., and Susie PUCKETT, Sheridan,Wyo.; several nieces and nephews, among them Carolyn HUNTER, Frances BAXTER and Hazel WINTERROWD, all of Rochester, and Burdette GARNER and Alice HOUSE of Kewanna.

 

Forrest G. Creighbaum Sr.

April 13, 1908 - Feb. 3, 1995

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, for Forrest G. CREIGHBAUM Sr., 86, Mason Health Care Facility, Warsaw.

                The Rev. Joe OLSEN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery, Tippecanoe.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the King Memorial Home.

                Mr. Creighbaum, formerly of Tippecanoe, died at 12:05 a.m. Friday at the Mason Health Care Facility, Warsaw, where he had been a resident for two and one-half years.  He was born in Tippecanoe to Roy E. and Flora Mae HARSH CREIGHBAUM.  On June 20, 1959 in Mentone, he married Irene LUDWIG, who survives.  He worked on the Nickel Plate Railroad for 17 years and at the Eley Sawmill, Argos, for eight years.  He was an Army veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. William (Anna Mae) HAROULAKIS, Bumholder, Germany; Mrs. Katherine SCARBERRY, Plymouth; three sons, Michael CREIGHBAUM, Fort Wayne; Forrest CREIGHBAUM Jr., Tippecanoe, and Marvin CREIGHBAUM, Tippecanoe; two sisters, Mrs. Doris HUFFMAN, Etna Green; Mrs. Junita PETERS, Rochester.

 

Monday, February 6, 1995

 

Arnie W. Fisher

Sept. 29, 1915 - Feb. 4, 1995

                Arnie Wilson FISHER, 79, of Denver, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born in Wagoner Station to Oliver and Lottie M. PETTY FISHER.  On April 23, 1942 at Macy he married Jessie Marilyn O’DAFFER, who died March 18, 1989.  In 1975 he retired after 34 years as a maintenance trackman with Penn Central Railroad.  He was a member of the Denver Brethren Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Sharon SCHRADER, Peru, and Martha CONNELL, Columbia City; one son, Paul [FISHER], Denver; four gandchildren and three great-grandchildren  Preceding in death was one daughter, Rose Ellen FISHER.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Jim NAFF officiating  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.


Stephen J. Courtney

April 29, 1950 - Feb. 3, 1995

                Stephen James COURTNEY, 44, of 3426 Old Mill Lane, Owensboro, Ky., died at 8:10 p.m. Friday at Owensoro-Daviess County Hospital.

                He was born in Mayfield, Ky., to Charles Sr. and Aline THOMAS COURTNEY.  He was married to Merry MILLER of Rochester, who survives.

                He had a bachelor’s degree in social work form Murray State University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work.  He worked for the state of Kentucky for more than 20 years.  For the last 12 years he had been a certified rehailitation counseor for the Kentucky State Department for the Blind.  In 1990 and 1991 he was named Counselor of the Year by the Kentucky Department for the Blind.  In 1994 he was named Counselor of the Year by the Kentucky Rehabiliation Association.  He was named Big Brother of the year in 1985 by the Volunary Action Center.  He was a 10-year memver and member of the founding board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, an advisory board member of Brescia College Social Work Program and the Owensboro Breakfast Lions Club.

                Surviving with his wife are his parents; one sister, Mary Clair COURTNEY, Lesxington, Ky.; five brothers, Dennis [COURTNEY], Murray, Ky.; Charles [COURTNEY] Jr., Paducah, Ky; Kenneth [COURTNEY], Huntsville, Ala., and Terry and Connie [COURTNEY], both of Mayfied; and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mayfield, Ky.  Burial wil be in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Mayfield, Ky.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to Kentucky Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Owensboro, Ky., and Kentucky Lions Eye Bank, Owensboro, Ky.

 

Ruth V. Waggoner

June 17, 1927 - Feb. 3, 1995

                Ruth Viola WAGGONER, 67, Denver, died at 6:50 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                She was born in Elkhart to Cleo and Esther WADE CRISE.  Her mother survives.  On Aug. 21, 1946, she married Fremont J. WAGGONER, who survives.  They were married at the home of the late Rev. C.F. GOLDEN, near Denver.

                She was a licensed practica nurse, retiring in 1989.  She was a memer of the House of Faith, Mexico.

                Surviving with her husband and mother are three children, Dr. David J. WAGGONER, Los Gatos, Calif.; Kathleen M. PATTON, Peru, and Carolyn E. SCHONER, Weidman, Mich.; two sisters, Virginia TROST and Mary JOHNSON, both of Elkhart; five rothers, Ira, Carl, Robert, Joseph and John [CRISE], all of Elkhart; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  Preceding in death were her father and a sister, May COLLINS.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Larry COOK officiating.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.


Tuesday, February 7, 1995

 

Dorothy M. Dauenhauer

July 25, 1912 - Feb. 6, 1995

                Dorothy May DAUENHAUER, 82, Elwood, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital after an extended illness.

                She was born in Elwood to Herbert and Molly WAYMIRE.  On Oct. 5, 1935 she married George M. DAUENHAUER, who died June 21, 1978.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elwood.

                Survivors include two sons, Kyle DAUENHAUER, Rochester, and Monty DAUENHAUER, Kokomo; a sister, Garnet MARTIN, Elwood; two brothers, Herschel WAYMIRE, LaPorte, and William “Jr” WAYMIRE, Yuma, Ariz.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elwood, with Father Kenneth T. RACZEK officiating.  Burial will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Copher and Fesler Funeral Home, Elwood.  The Rosary will be at    7 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, February 8, 1995

 

Junior G. Goon

Aug. 23, 1926 - Feb. 5, 1995

                Junior G. GOON, 68, 300 S. Rowland Ave., Leesburg, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                He was born in Plymouth to Glenn E. and Nina Mae LONG GOON.  On Feb. 3, 1946 he married Maxine (Sarieta) WOODS.  He was a salesman for Leesburg Lumber Co., Leesburg, from 1944 to 1979.  He retired from Builders Mart, Warsaw, in 1989.  He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving with his wife are his mother of Warsaw; two sons, Randy GOON, Leesburg, and Tim GOON, Warsaw; two daughters, Mrs. Buzz (Nancy) KECK, Warsaw, and Sally GOON, Leesburg; three brothers, Dale GOON, Fort Wayne, Don GOON, Warsaw, and Gahlon GOON, Anita, Iowa; one sister, Vivian KERN, Syracuse; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by one brother.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Rev. Randy PACKER officiating.  Burial will be at the Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg.  Visitation will be     2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Oak Park Evangelical Free Church, 614 Oldfather, Warsaw; American Cancer Society, Kosciusko County Unit, P.O. Box 1386, Warsaw; Hospice-Home Care, 902 Provident Drive, Warsaw.


Thursday, February 9, 1995

 

Pearl L. Dombkowski

Sept. 20, 1921 - Feb. 7, 1995

                Pearl Lorraine DOMBKOWSKI, 73, Birchwood Avenue, South Beed, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, following an illness.

                She was born in Jackson County and lived in South Bend for the past 37 years.  In 1955 she married Otis SAYGER, who died Oct. 28, 1983.  She later married Zigmund “Ziggy” DOMBKOWSKI, who died March 30, 1992.  A retired Thrift-Mart cashier, she was a member of the First Christian Church, South Bend, and the Layton Center.  She was a volunteer at Memorial Hospital.

                Surviving are one daughter, Crystal SHAW, Salt Lake City, Utah; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one sister, Alma KASTEN, Winamac.  Preceding in death was one daughter, Judith McCASLIN, who died Oct 25, 1993.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, 3718 South Michigan St., South Bend.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery, Winamac.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today

 

James G. Brown

June 19, 1947 - Feb. 8, 1995

                James G. BROWN, 47, 3331 South 1300 East, Akron, died at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born in LaPorte to Clarence N. and Edna M. BACHMANN BROWN.  On Aug. 10, 1974 he married Rebecca HAMILTON in Wabash.  He was a pork producer for Prime Pork at Mentone.  He was a 1965 graduate of Northfield High School, attended Vincennes University and the Purdue University short-course.  A member of the Olive Branch Church of God near Roann, he was an Army veteran and amateur radio operator.  He lived in southern Fulton County for 20 years.

                Survivors include his wife, Rebecca BROWN; a son, Eric BROWN; a daughter, Jamie BROWN, all of Akron, and a sister Marilyn FRIERMOOD, Dallas, Texas.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Olive Branch Church of God with Rev. Lowell BURRUS and Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating.  Burial will be in the Enterprise [Tombaugh] Cemetery, Route 1, Roann, Miami County.  Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday at [the Manchester Ave., Chapel], Grandstaff-Hentgen [Funeral Service. om Wabash].  Memorials may be made to the Olive Branch Church of God.


Dorothee McWilliams Wilson

Dec. 15, 1904 - Feb. 8, 1995

                Dorothee McWILLIAMS WILSON, 90, formerly of 1235 Lakeshore Drive, Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Life Care Center of Rochester, where she had lived since 1989.

                Born in Camden, N.J., to Edward R. and Mary DAY GROSSMAN, she lived in Rochester for 60 years, having come here from Tipton.  Her first marriage was to Frank G. McWILLIAMS, who died in 1960.  On Sept. 12, 1964 in Rochester she married Thomas E WILSON, who died Aug. 18, 1979.  She was an employee of the Woodlawn Hospital accounting department and, earlier, of Britanica Corp., Chicago.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester, the Rochester Women’s Club, Tri Kappa Sorority, Tipton Order of Easter Star, and an active Girl Scout leader.

                Survivors include two grandchildren, Donna McWILLIAMS, Casper, Wyo., and Paul McWILLIAMS, Indianapolis; one great-grandson, Scott McWILLIAMS, Bloomington; two step-daughters, Gladys HARTMAN, Monterey, and Betty ZEHNER, Monterey; eight step-grandchildren.  Her son, Ralph McWILLIAMS, died on April 28, 1980.  A sister and a brother also prceded in death.

                Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until services Saturday.  Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester.

 

Friday, February 10, 1995

 

Richard Neff

                Richard NEFF, 68, Route 2, Macy, died this morning in the Emergency Room at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home in Rochester.

 

Floyd VanMeter

                Floyd “Ted” VanMETER, 85, 7648 South 1000 West, Kewanna, died this morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

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


Saturday, February 11, 1995

 

Richard Neff

Feb. 10, 1927 - Feb. 10, 1995

                Richard P. “Dick” NEFF, 68, Rt. 2, Miami County Road, 1200 North, Macy, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the emergency room at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in South Bend to Leon and Esther (FOUTS) NEFF.  He had lived in Miami County since 1943.  On Sept. 25, 1949 in Chili, he married Marilou SWANTNER who survives.  He was a farmer and co-owned with his son, Joe,The Neff Trucking Co.  He had served in the European theatre with the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a member of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International and attended the Olive Branch Church of God near Roann.

                Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Marilyn) McWHORTER, Macy; four sons, Paul [NEFF], Logansport; Dan [NEFF], Indianapolis; William [NEFF], Broken Arrow, Okla.; Joseph [NEFF], Macy; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Marjorie McDOWELL, Rochester; and a brother, Robert Leon NEFF, Macy.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m Monday at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be at Five Corners Cemetery, near Macy.  Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Olive Branch Church of God.

 

Floyd VanMeter

Sept. 16, 1909 - Feb. 10, 1995

                Floyd “Ted” VanMETER, 85, 7648 South 1000 West, Kewanna, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                He was born in Wayne Twp., Fulton County to Martin Luther and Armindia M. (SMITH) VanMETER.  On Oct. 5, 1940, in Rochester, he married Katherine G. YOUNG who preceded him in death on June 9, 1986.  He was a 1928 Grass Creek High School graduate.  He was a retired co-owner of T & K Truck Stop, Star City, and a Wayne Twp. farmer.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Fletchers Lake; Grass Creek Lions Club and former treasurer for 13 years; and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.  He received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award - the highest Lions Club award.

                Survivors are two sons, Teddy E. [VanMETER], Middlebury, and Martin L. [VanMETER], Kewanna; a step-son, Jerry MYERS, Logansport; two step-daughters, Lila KELLEMS, South Bend, Kay EZRA, Mishawaka; a step-granddaughter, Kristina CHELMINIAK, Logansport, and a brother, Lloyd E. “Sam” [VanMETER], Aptos, Calif.; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Rev. David SOMMERS officiating  Burial will be at the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Visitation is from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. until time of service on Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Grass Creek Lions Club.


Monday, February 13, 1995

 

Pearl E. Joyce

Oct. 14, 1900 - Feb. 10, 1995

                Pearl Elizabeth JOYCE, 94, formerly of 406 Washington St., Bourbon, died at 7:05 p.m. Friday at the Life Care Center of Rochester, where she resided since March of 1987.

                She was born in Tiosa to John and Rosetta NEWELL CAREY.  On Oct. 16, 1920 in Warsaw she married Chauncey M. JOYCE, who died June 8, 1926.  She worked in a number of restaurants in Warsaw and was a former member of the Bourbon Presbyterian Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Eloise DeWITT, South Bend, and Donna Jean FRETZ, Rochester; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; eleven great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Arnold (Clarabelle) FLORY, Tippecanoe.  Preceding in death were a granddaughter, three sisters and three brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be at the Summit Chapel Cemetery, south of Bourbon.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. and one hour before services Tuesday.

 

Helen I. Click

Dec. 10, 1907 - Feb. 11, 1995

                Helen Irene CLICK, 87, of Denver died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.

                She was born in Peru to Henry and Carrie ENNIS ZIMMERMAN.  On Nov 3, 1928 in Grass Creek she married Walter Wayne CLICK, who died Sept. 4, 1978.  She was a homemaker and member of the Denver United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are one son, Donald W. [CLICK], Avon Park, Fla.; four grandchildren, Gerry CLICK, Macy; Marty CLICK, Gilead; Randy CLICK, Denver; and Kathy PUGH, Seneca, S.C.; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Raymond ZIMMERMAN, Logansport.  Preceding in death was one brother, Robert ZIMMERMAN; and one great-grandson.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Tim DEARDORFF officiating.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Elton Bodey

June 13, 1908 - Feb. 12, 1995

                Elton BODEY, 86, Rt. 1, Denver, died at 8:03 a.m. Sunday at Dukes Continuing Care.

                He was born in Marshall County to Harry and Leora SNYDER BODEY.  On June 16, 1940 he married Helen Jane PERSONETT, who survives.  He graduated from Argos High School in 1927.  He retired from the Indiana State Police as a First Sergeant in 1963 after 27 years of service and was a driver’s license examiner at the Peru License Branch from 1963 to 1969.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Pioneer’s of State Police.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Jane A. VANCE, Peru; one son, Charles E. [BODEY], Denver; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one niece Linda RICH, Peru.  Preceding in death were two sisters, two brothers, and one grandchild.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. John MURDOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.


Mona M. Dalhover

Nov. 21, 1913 - Feb. 11, 1995

                Mona M. DALHOVER, 81, 1221 E. Butler, Kokomo, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

                She was born in Milton, Ky. to Thomas and Ada (BUCHANAN) MELTON.  On June 30, 1934 she married Woodrow W. DALHOVER, who died Dec. 8, 1989.  She retired from Zabo Food Service in Kokomo.  She was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 292.

                Survivors include daughters Patricia A. (Weldon) TURNPAUGH, Nyona Lake, and Marilyn K. (Larry) WOLFORD, Kokomo; five grandchildren, Steven K. TURNPAUGH; Michael L. and Mary F. TURNPAUGH; Mark A. and Michele TURNPAUGH, all of Nyona Lake; Teresa A. and Greg ROMINE, Indianapolis; Maria D. and Doug BAILEY, Rochester; and ten great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

                Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Ind.  Burial will also be at Springdale.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ellers Main St. Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo.

 

Russell P. Boswell

July 4, 1916 - Feb. 12, 1995

                Russell Perry BOSWELL, 76, Rochester, died Sunday morning at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

                He was the son of Perry O. and Nicy (WELLS) BOSWELL.  He graduated from Greencastle High School in 1936.  He married Imogene WELLS in 1940.  She preceded him in death in 1957.  On Aug. 4, 1961 he married Marcella NILSON COOKE, who survives.  He served in the Army during World War II.  He was a carpenter and retired from Army Reserves as Chief Warrant Officer.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) RADER and her husband Kenneth, Greencastle, and Billie RIDENOUR, Edmonton, Ky.; step-daughter Marcia (Mrs. Jerry) CESINGER, Terre Haute; a brother Eldon BOSWELL and his wife Lois, Greencastle; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  His parents and son-in-law James RIDENOUR also preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hopkins-Rctor Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Rev. Alan HENDERSON officiatng.  Burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, where military rites will be held.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.

 

Maurice D. Coplen

                Maurice D. COPLEN, 70, 2617 North 700 East, Akron, died at 5 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Lillian Jones

                Lillian JONES, 91, Life Care Center, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. today.

                Arrengements are pending at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


Tuesday, Februry 14, 1995

 

Maurice D. Coplen

Oct. 23, 1924 - Feb. 13, 1995

                Services for Maurice D. COPLEN, 70, 2617 North 700 East, Akron, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester.

                The Revs. Wayne JOHNSON and Bryan TON will officiate.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Gideons International Society or the American Cancer Society.

                Mr. Coplen died at 5 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born in Newcastle Township to Gaston and Gladys BRYANT COPLEN.  On Oct. 24, 1947 in Rochester he married Erma K. LONG, who survives.  He was a farmer and retired mail carrier.  He was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.  He was a past board member of the Fulton County Co-op and past president of the Tippecanoe Valley School Board.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe with the Army.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Roger (Susan) LEARNARD, Fort Wayne; Mrs Rick (Kathleen) MARTIN, Goshen, and Mrs. Douglas (Linda) PENDLETON, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; nices and nephews, and one sister, Mrs. Wayne (Virginia) MIKESELL, Rochester.

 

Neil R. Hyndman

March 17, 1938 - Feb. 13, 1995

                Neil Ray HYNDMAN, 56, 20270 Peach Road, Culver, died at 3 a.m. Monday at his home following an illness.

                He was born in Lucerne to Leo and Mary E. BELL HYNDMAN.  On May 20, 1956 in Tyner he married Dorothy I. BELL, who survives.  He lived in the Culver community for 35 years, moving there from Tyner.  He was a logger for E.E. Eley Sawmill, Argos, and A.W. White, Valparaiso.  For the last five years he had been a timber buyer.  He was a member of the Northern Indiana Horse and Mule Pullers Association, Michigan Dynamometry Association and the Buckeye Horse Pulling Association.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Neala) HECKATHORN, Etna Green, and Mrs. Rodney (Lisa) KEMPLE, Culver; one son, Jeff [HYNDMAN], Rochester; seven grandchildren, Amy and Shawn HYNDMAN and Casey HECKATHORN, all of Etna Green; Evan and Adam KREIG, Culver, and Nicholas and Alyssa HYNDMAN, Culver; his mother, Mary E. HYNDMAN, Elkhart; one sister, Mrs. Tom (Carol) HOFFER, Etna Green, and two brothers, Carl [HYNDMAN], Elkhart, and Charlie [HYNDMAN], Kissimmee, Fla.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Lillian K. Jones

Dec. 22, 1903 - Feb. 13, 1995

                Services for Lillian K. JONES, 91, Life Care Center, Rochester, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

                Father Frank KILCLINE will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home where a vigil service wil be held at 8 p.m.

                Mrs. Jones died at 7 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center.  She was born in Kokomo to Frank and Margaret SMITH KORBY.  On April 11, 1929 in Kokomo she married Charles T. “Casey” JONES, who died July 16, 1970.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and had lived in Rochester for 65 years.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James L. (Pamela) LOEBIG, Rochester; one son, Francis K. [JONES], Rochester; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Precedng in death were two brothers, Francis and Edgar KORBY.

 

Byron E. Thompson

Sept. 23, 1913 - Feb. 13, 1995

                Byron E. “Barney” THOMPSON, 81, 12772 East 300 South, Akron, died at 7:35 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Mentone to John F. ad Mamie J. WOOLPERT THOMPSON.  On Oct. 6, 1934 in Marion he married Mildred HARTZLER, who survives.  A farmer, he owned and operated Thompsons Feed and Grain, Akron.  He was a member of the Akron Church of God and Modern Woodmen.

                Surviving with his wife Mildred are one daughter, Karen Sue RITCHIE, Paw Paw, Ill.; one son, Stuart [THOMPSON], Akron; four grandchildren, Carl THOMPSON, Carter THOMPSON, Robin RITCHIE and April KAISER; one great-granddaughter, Valerie KAISER; two sisters, Helen HARTZLER, Akron, and Mrs. Ed (Marjorie) DAVIS, Bluffton, and one brother, Norman [THOMPSON], Roann.  Preceding in death were three sisters, Emma HUNTER, Dorothy THOMPSON and Paulina THOMPSON, and four brothers, Ed, Richard, John Jr., and Robert [THOMPSON].

                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 2-4 and   6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


A. Leon Hann

July 26, 1917 - Feb. 12, 1995

                A. Leon HANN, 77, 1307 Manor Drive, Marion, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday at Wesleyan Health Care Center, Marion.

                He was born in Muncie and lived in Marion County most of his life.  He was the controller of Marion General Hospital for 19 years.  He retired in 1982.  He was a member of the Marion First Presbyterian Church and the Exchange Club.  He was a past president of the Indiana State Hospital Association and a consultant for the American Hospital Association.  He graduated from Peru High School and attended Ball State University.

                Surviving are two sons, Don [HANN], Rochester, Minn., and Dwayne [HANN], Sparta, N.J.; two brothers, Layman H. [HANN], Decatur, and Dr. E. Carl [HANN], Zionsville, and four grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Raven Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Road, Marion, with the Rev Kevin McDONALD officiating.  Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Grant County Cancer Society, 1223 Spencer Ave., Marion.

 

CeCelia G. Costello

Sept. 24, 1912 - Feb. 13, 1995

                CeCelia G. COSTELLO, 82, Life Care Center, Rochester, and formerly of Kewanna, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday at Life Care Center.

                She was born in Royal Center to Charles E. and Myrtle NICHOL COSTELLO.  She was a registered nurse and worked for Wesley Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.  until she retired.  She graduated from Wesley Memorial Hospital Nurses School in 1935.  She was a member of Moody Memorial Church, Chicago, Ill., and the American Nurses Association.

                Surviving are two brothers, Harold [COSTELLO], Kewanna and Charles [COSTELLO], Chatsworth, Ill.  Preceding in death was one brother and one sister.

                Graveside services will be at 10 a.m Thursday at the Grass Creek Cemetery with Dr. James GABBART officiating.  Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Fneral Home, Kewanna.


Wednesday, February 15, 1995

 

Raymond H. Tuley

May 28, 1912 - Feb. 13, 1995

                Raymond H. TULEY, 82, of Lake Station, died Monday.

                He was born in Winamac to Guy Sherman and Elizabeth Rebecca TRAPP TULEY.  He was married to Joann TULEY, who survives.  He moved to Gary and worked for U.S. Steel before enlisting in the U.S. Army.  He served with the 163rd Anti-Aircraft Artillary Gun Battalion.  He worked for the I.B.E.W. Local 697 for 30 years before retiring in 1977.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Amanda TULEY, Lake Station; Mrs. Ronald (Jenny) GEORGE, Middeburg, Fla., and Mrs. Tom (Pamela) TULEY-HEINECKE, Hobart; four grandchildren, Raymond and Shannon GEORGE, Curtis TULEY and Kristina HEINECKE; three step-grandchildren, Barbara, Laura and Brenda HEINECKE; two step-great-grandchildren, Catlynn HEINECKE and Alex McCURRIE; one brother, Jack and Dorothy TULEY, Winamac; one sister, Mrs. Roger (Mary) LONG, Monterey, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two brothers, George and Guy [TULEY], and two sisters, Vera WEAVER and Rebecca TULEY.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Community United Presbyterian Church, 2800 Fayette St., Lake Station, with the Rev. David A. LEEB officiating.  Burial wil be in the Calumet Park Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Thursday, February 16, 1995

 

Genevieve M. Wallace

April 15, 1922 - Feb. 15, 1995

                Genevieve M. KREGER WALLACE, 72, of 1024 Elm St., died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                She was born in Wetoka, S.D., to Lionel and Caroline HOSTETLER KREGER.  She graduated from Pierceton High School and lived in Sidney before moving to Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn MOWREY, Rochester, and Mrs. John (Peggy) BOYCE, Winamac; one son, Gary RHODES, Rochester; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Max (Virginia) SECRIST, Columbia City, and Mrs. Chester (Ellen) GERARD, Sidney, and one brother, Lionel KREGER Jr., Pierceton.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Springcreek Church of the Brethren, Sidney.  Burial will be in the Springcreek Cemetery, Sidney.  Friends may call after noon Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to Springcreek Church of the Brethren.  DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

Friday, February 17, 1995

 

Elizabeth Bick

                Elizabeth BICK, 85, of 531 West 11th St., died at 11:30 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.


Samuel A. Holloway

Dec. 2, 1919 - Feb. 16, 1995

                Samuel A. HOLLOWAY, 75, of 5007 East 650 North, Rochester, died at 8:26 p.m. Thursday at his home.

                He was born in Fulton County to Charles and Reda May BRYANT HOLLOWAY.  He was a lifetime resident of the Mentone and surrounding area.  He was married to Leota M. HORN HOLLOWAY, who survives.  He was a carpenter, farmer, custodian at the Akron School and member of the Mentone Community Church.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Diana HOLLOWAY, Rochester; two sons, Jerry Ronald [HOLLOWAY], Warsaw, and Steven [HOLLOWAY], Athens; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Irene HYDE, Tennessee; and Beryl CLEMANS, Fulton, and three brothers, Omer Jack [HOLLOWAY[, Talma; Herman [HOLLOWAY], Mentone, and James [HOLLOWAY], Argos.  Preceding in death were four sisters, Edith, Elsie, Pauline and Agnes [HOLLOWAY].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Rodney RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from  4-8 p.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, February 18, 1995

 

Elizabeth L. Bick

April 27, 1909 - Feb. 17, 1995

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Elizabeth L. BICK, 85, 531 W. 11th St., Rochester.

                The Rev. Carl RICKS will officiate.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.

                Mrs. Bick, formerly of Gilead, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Life Care Center of Rochester, where she had been a resident for one month.  She was born near Gilead to Albert and Pearl (POWELL) SMITH.  On December 25, 1927 in Gilead, she married Luroy W. BICK, who survives.  She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a past president and member of the Women’s Society.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, mrs. Gene (Evelyn) REESE, Rochester; one granddaughter, Mrs. Michael (Cathy) WEISSERT, Tippecanoe; one grandson, Larry J. REESE, Rochester and one great-grandson, Alan L. REESE, Rochester.  Preceding in death are two sons, Charles and Clyde [BICK], and one brother, William SMITH.


Betty Clinker

May 4, 1924 - Feb. 17, 1995

                Betty CLINKER, 70, of Star Route, Box 765, Wetmore, Mich., formerly of Akron, died at 1:07 p.m. Friday at Marquette General Hospital, Marquette, Mich.  She had been ill for one year.

                She was born in Akron to Clarence E. and Ethel M. (WINES) MILLER.  She moved to the Wetmore area in 1979. On May 18, 1942 in Akron, she married Wallace CLINKER, who survives.  She retired from Uniroyal Tire Co., Mishawaka, in 1979.  From 1979-1988, she owned and operated with her husband the Uno Lodge in Delta County, Mich.  She was a member of Akron United Methodist Church, United Rubber Workers Union #65 and a 1942 graduate of Akron High School.  She enjoyed crossword puzzles, flower gardening and craft work.

                Surviving with her husband are two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Helen Louise) GEARHART, Winamac; Mrs. isabelle ELEZROTH, Wabash; one brother, Kenneth L. MILLER, Warsaw and several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Dennis SHOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Monday, February 20, 1995

 

Martha M. Johnson

Aug. 16, 1923 - Feb. 17, 1995

                Martha M. JOHNSON, 71, of 330 East 12th St., died at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center.  She had been ill for the past few months.

                She was born in Ozark County, Mo., to Joseph P. and Amanda STONE JONES.  On July 1, 1944 in Chandler, Okla., she married Alfred O. JOHNSON Sr., who died May 26, 1993.  She was a retired employee of the Wichita Falls school system and member of St. Marks United Methodist Church, Wichita Falls, Texas.  She moved to Rochester in October, 1992.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jean LYONS and Mrs. B.J. MAYBEN, both of Abilene, Texas; one son, Alfred O. [JOHNSON] Jr., Rochester; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

                Services were to have been at 11:30 a.m. today at Elliot-Hammel Funeral Home, Abilene, Texas, with the Rev. David ODOM officiating.  Burial will be in the Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Texas.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrengements.

 

James R. White

                James R. WHITE, 67, of 123 West Fourth St., died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at his home following an illness.

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

 

Eva L. O’Blenis Enyart

                Eva L. O’BLENIS ENYART, 83, of 705 East Fourth St., Lot 85, died at 7:50 a.m. today at her home following an illness.

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


Tuesday, February 21, 1995

 

Eva L. O’Blenis Enyart

April 8, 1911 - Feb. 20, 1995

                Services for Eva L. O’BLENIS ENYART, 83, 705 East Fourth St., Lot 85, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

                The Revs. Carl RICKS ad Rich THOMPSON will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to Trinty United Methodist Church and The Church of the Nazarene, both of Rochester.

                Mrs. Enyart was born in Connersville to Samuel and Dessie T. HASLUM STANLEY.  She died at 7:50 a.m. Monday at her home following a three-month illness

                On Oct. 19, 1929 she married Maxwell J. O’BLENIS, who died Feb. 13, 1961.  On June 24, 1978 in Mishawaka she married Kenneth A. ENYART, who survives.

                She lived in this community for most of her life, except for seven years when she lived in South Bend and a short time when she live in Michigan City.  She was an employee at the former Wiles Departmet Store, Rochester, and Carson Pierie Scott, Michigan City.,  She worked at Foley’s Jewelers and was a gray lady at Woodlawn Hospital for a number of years.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with her husband are two granddaughters, Lori A. O’BLENIS and Mrs. Mary Beth LINSEMEYER, both of Michigan City; two step-daughters, Mrs. Barbara WILSON, Three Rivers, Mich., and Mrs. Joyce PEDLER, Elkhart; one step-son, Lyman WEBER, Elkhart; eleven step-grandchildren, and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Betty O’BLENIS, Michigan City.  Preceding in death were twin children, Jerry and Judith [O’BLENIS], who died in infancy; one son, Loy O’BLENIS, who died in 1984, and three brothers, Carl, Earnest and Omar STANLEY.

 

Elsie I. Iler

Oct. 29, 1909 - Feb. 20, 1995

                Elsie I. ILER, 85, formerly of Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Alzheimer’s Unit at Carmel Care Center, Carmel.

                She was born in Rochester to Francis and Grace MARTIN SPOHN.  On Oct. 12, 1929 in Brazil she married Dr. Harold ILER, who died Feb. 11, 1965.  She moved to Carmel in 1986.  She was a hostess at the Public Service Indiana Edison Room and worked at Maggie’s Restaurant.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Rochester Women’s Club.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jane DANNER, Carmel, and Mrs. Ann HOEKSTRA, West Lafayette; one son, Lynn [ILER], Nolesville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy ZIMMERMAN, Carmel, and Mrs. Ruth STARKEY, Escondido, Calif., and one brother, Omer SPOHN, Port Charlotte, Fla.  Preceding in death was one sister and one brother.

                Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Stacy H. Langford

                Stacy H. LANGFORD, 89, 9126 West 800 South, Claypool, died at 12:20 a.m. today at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.


Wednesday, February 22, 1995

 

Theresa M. Hall

Sept. 3, 1936 - Feb. 21, 1995

                Theresa M. HALL, 58, of 605 North Smith St., Kewanna, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday at her home.

                She was born in Monon to Floyd and Mable GARLING HINTZ.  On Dec. 12, 1955 in Rensselaer she married Gary A. HALL, who survives.  She graduated from Rensselaer High School in 1954.  She was a former nurse’s aide at George Ade Hospital, Brook, and a telephone operator at Rensselaer.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Lisa PLANTZ, Fulton; four sons, Mark and Ryan [HALL], both of Fulton; Rodney [HALL], Kewanna, and Randy [HALL], Logansport; eleven grandchildren and one sister, Carolyn ENYART, Kewanna.  Preceding in death was one son, Gary Kyle [HALL], one sister and one brother.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Revs. Dennis INGLE and Denise DAVAULT officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 5-9 p.m Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Robert G. Malone

                Robert G. MALONE, 73, of Rt. 1, Box 240, Macy, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                Arrangements are pending at Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo.

 

Thursday, February 23, 1995

 

Robert G. Malone

Sept. 9, 1921 - Feb. 21, 1995

                Robert G. MALONE, 73, R.R. 1, macy, died at 11:18 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Care Center, Kokomo.

                He was born in Sullivan County to John and Maude CHICKADAUNCE MALONE.  He retired from Delco Electronics in 1987 after working as an electrician for 32 years.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member and former trustee of the United Auto Workers Local 292 and a member of the Nyona and South Mud Lake Associations.

                Surviving are one son, Michael [MALONE], Nyona Lake; one daughter, Sharon PALMER, White Bluff, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Adonna, Valerie, David, Henry, John and Tim; other family members, Myra and Dick SANBURN Jr., Kokomo and Dr. John KLINGERMAN, Fort Myers, Fla.; five sisters, Elizabeth (June) GIBSON, Seattle, Wash. Emalie DRYDEN, Denver, Colo.; Dora DRAKE, Sullivan; Madeline EASTER, Shelburn; Olga SHAW, Chandler; foster brother, Harlan CROSS, Terre Haute and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death was one son, Robert G. MALONE II.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuaty, Main Street Chapel, Kokomo, with the Rev. Robert RITTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today.  VFW Post 1152 will handle the military graveside services.


Estel Hurley

Oct. 16, 1930 - Feb. 22, 1995

                Estel HURLEY, 64, of 3480 East 400 North, died at 10:30 a.m. Wedesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

                He was born in Pikeville, Ky. to Jake and Lula WOLFORD HURLEY and moved from Warsaw to Rochester in 1984.  He was first married to Janelle ALLEN of Warsaw.  On Jan. 12, 1984, he married Nancy Jean FOLEY, who survives.  An employee of Mid-West Spring Corp., Mentone, since 1985, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Lorna BEVERLY, Warsaw; five sons, Robert and Jeff HURLEY, Warsaw; Duran “Pete” HURLEY, Syracuse; James HURLEY, San Diego, Calif. and Jessie HURLEY, Ilinois; one step-daughter, Meranda UTTER, Rochester; sixteen grandchildren; one sister, Dixie STEVENS, Phelps, Ky.; two brothers, Don HURLEY, Elkhart and Randall HURLEY, Phelps, Ky.  Preceding in death were one sister, Tennessee FARLEY and one brother, Chester HURLEY.

                Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Walter CHARLES officiating.  Burial will be in the Rocheter I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday.  The American Legion and the VFW will have charge of the military graveside rites.

 

Robert McNutt

                Robert McNUTT, 64, formerly of 2303 Poets Dr., Rochester, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Indianapolis.

                McNutt had worked as a pilot at the Fulton County Airport for several years.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose and the VFW.

                Surviving is one son, Mike [McNUTT[, Lebanon.

                Services will be at 1 p.m Saturday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Lefler Funeral Home, Middletown, Ohio.  Burial will be in Middletown.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday.

 

James R. Boucher

                James R. BOUCHER, 43, 808 1/2 Monroe St., Rocheter, died early Tuesday at his residence, following an illness.

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

 

Larry Spangle

                Larry SPANGLE, 56, Leesburg, Fla., formerly of North Webster and Silver Lake, died Wednesday at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center.

                Arrangements are pending at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Virginia L. Hutchinson

                Virginia L. HUTCHINSON, 77, R.R. 2, Rochester, near Athens, died at 1110 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport, following an illness.

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


Friday, February 24, 1995

 

Larry J. Spangle

Aug. 27, 1938 - Feb. 22, 1995

                Services for Larry J. SPANGLE, 56, 2604 Holly Place, Leesburg, Fla., formerly of North Webster and Silver Lake, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church, Siver Lake.

                The Rev. Frank WHITAKER will officiate.  Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Warsaw American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, and after 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

                Mr. Spangle died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, Fla.  He was born in Silver Lake to Joe Earl and Lena Pearl GUNNER SPANGLE.  On April 3, 1959 in Silver Lake he married Evaline OWENS, who survives.

                He served in the U.S. Army and was retired from M.H. Deirtrich Foundry, North Manchester.  He was a member of Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Deborah) TURNER, New Ross; Mrs. Steve (Brenda) CHARLTON, Kimmell, and Mrs. Shawn (Angela) BAKER, Mentone; eight grandchildren; his parents, Joe and Lena SPANGLE, Claypool; three sisters, Shirley HUDSON, Salisbury; Judy WEAVER, Greenwood, and Cathy PERSINGER, Cincinnati, Ohio; six brothers, Dwayne, Eldon and Ralph [SPANGLE], all of Claypool; John [SPANGLE], Topeka, Kan, and Michael and Dwight [SPANGLE], both of Warsaw.  Preceding in death was one granddaughter.

 

Virginia L. Hutchinson

April 27, 1917 - Feb. 22, 1995

                Services for Virginia L. HUTCHINSON, 77, formerly of Route 2, Box 211, Rochester, and Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Logansport, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

                The Rev. Bryan TON will officiate.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m Saturday and one hour before services Sunday.

                Mrs. Hutchinson died at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport, following a long illness.  She was born in Logansport to Walter and Dotta RYNEARSON MOORMAN.  On April 25, 1940 in Rochester she married Judson H. “Jud” HUTCHINSON, who died Oct. 15, 1992.  She was a practical nurse at Woodlawn Hospital for a number of years and retired from Hart Schaffner and Marx after 20 years.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Athens, where she was the church financial secretary for 20 years.  She attended Indiana University School of Nursing for two years.  She moved to the Athens area in 1940 from Logansport.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dudley (Carol Lee) BROWN, Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. Gary (Judy) ATKINS, Summerdale, Ala.; five grandchildren, Treg R. BROWN, Fort Worth, Texas; Sheri E DEWAR, Fort Worth Texas; Aron and John ATKINS, both of Mobile, Ala., and Rachel ATKINS, Summerdale, Ala., and three great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was one sister, Anna M. WUCKER.


Lloyd Crill

Oct. 12, 1913 - Feb. 24, 1995

                Lloyd CRILL, 81, of Rt. 4, Box 221, Logansport, formerly of Kewanna, died at 1:09 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born in North Manchester to Oscar and Cora STOCKER CRILL.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving are two sisters, Martha EBER, 1410 Washington St. and Mabel SULLIVAN, Twelve Mile; one brother, Harold [CRILL], Rt. 4, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two brothers.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Capt. Art MILLS officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday.

 

James R. Boucher

April 5, 1951 - Feb. 21, 1995

                James Roland BOUCHER, 43, of 808 1/2 Monroe St. died in his sleep early Tuesday morning at his home.  He had been in failing health for two months.

                He was born in Worcester, Mass., to Albert E. and Ruth RYAN BOUCHER.  He moved to Rochester from Worcester eight years ago.  He was an accountant for Jamesberry Corp., Worcester, Mass., and was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Sturbridge, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of The Old Guard.  He was divorced.

                Surviving are one son, Peter James [BOUCHER], Eugene, Ore.; three sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Norma) WELLS, 4193 West Indiana 14, Rochester; Mrs. Richard (Loretta) WILMARTH, Holland, Mich., and Mrs. Paul (Ann Marie) MOORE, Old Orchard, Maine; two brothers, Robert [BOUCHER], Worcester, Mass., and Albert E. [BOUCHER] Jr., Oakham, Mass., and aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Services will be at 11 a.m Saturday at St. Anne Catholic Church, Sturbridge, Mass.  Burial will be in the St. Anne Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the Sansousy F.A. and Son Funeral Home, 40 Marcy St. Southbridge, Mass.  Foster & Good Funeral Home was in charge of the local arrangements.

 

Saturday, February 25, 1995

 

Stacy H. Langford

Sept. 1, 1905 - Feb. 21, 1995

                Stacy H. LANGFORD, 89, Claypool, died at 12:20 a.m. Monday at the Life Care Center of Rochester.

                He was born in Livingston, Tenn. to Mr. and Mrs. Peter LANGFORD.  He formerly lived in the Senecaville and Cumberland, Ohio areas.  He was married to Elnora WOOD, who died Nov. 22, 1981.  He was retired from being a self-employed plumber.  He was a Methodist by faith.

                Surviving are one son, Robert LANGFORD, Claypool; one granddaughter, Karen LANGFORD, Nashville, Tenn. and one grandson, Kevin LANGFORD, Claypool.

                Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery, Byesville, Ohio.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of local arrangements.


Billy J. Rabey

                Billy J. RABEY, 60, Tippecanoe, died at 6:05 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following an illness.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

 

Monday, February 27, 1995

 

Billy J. Rabey

Oct. 20, 1934 - Feb. 24, 1995

                Services for Billy J. RABEY, 60, 3030 Blackford Drive, Tippecanoe, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

                The Rev. David TERHUNE wil officiate.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Tippecanoe Ambulance Service.

                Mr. Rabey died at 6:05 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, where he had been a patient for 10 days.  He was born in Heber Springs, Ark., to W. Hyle and Gadys M. CARR RABEY.  On Nov. 25, 1954 in Mishawaka he married P. Carline WILLIAMS who survives.  He lived in Tippecanoe for 23 years after moving there from Mishawaka.  He worked in the maintenance departmet of DelMonte Corp., Plymouth, for the last 14 years and was an auto body repairman in Mishawaka for 30 years.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Billy R. and Joyce [RABEY], Bourbon, and David C. [RABEY], Tippecanoe; two grandchildren, Stephanie M. [RABEY], Palestine, and Brian A. [RABEY], Bremen; three step-grandchildren, Byron CRIPPS, Etna Green; Angela MATA, Plymouth, and Alana CRIPPS, Bourbon; four step-great-grandchildren; his mother, Gadys M., Okeechobee, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Steve (Wanda Fay) METZGER, Okeechobee, Fla., and four brothers, Milton and Joyce [RABEY], Parma, Mo.; Douglas [RABEY], Coos Bay, Ore.; Junior and Evelyn [RABEY], Hamlet, and Jerry [RABEY[, Haytt, Md.  preceding in death was his father.

 

Carl E. Kreamer

June 27, 1904 - Feb. 26, 1995

                Carl E  KREAMER, 90, 310 Pearl St., Kewanna, died at 2:59 a.m. Sunday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                He was born in Kewanna to Edward A. and Kathryn SCHRIM KREAMER.  On Dec. 23, 1936 in Mishawaka he married Mildred L WILSON, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and former employee of the C&O Railroad.  He was a 1924 Kewanna High School graduate and member of the James Talbott VFW Post and Fathers Auxiliary, Kewanna.

                Surviving with his wife is one cousin, Ralph KREAMER, Kewanna.

                Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kewanna Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Denise DAVAULT officiating.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.


Paul E. Fites

Dec. 22, 1914 - Feb. 26, 1995

                Paul E. FITES, 80, of 506 South 1075 East, Akron, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Saint Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, where he had been hospitalized for five days.

                He was born in Miami County to Elmer and Glee BUTT FITES.  On Nov. 24, 1935 in Gilead he married Emelyn Evelyn [HARTER] who died Aug. 20, 1989.  He was a retired farmer and former school bus driver.  He was a former Fulton County Commissioner and former Henry Township Trustee.  He was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, Gilead Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite, South Bend.  He and his wife were marshals for the Akron Fourth of July parade in 1989.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry IPolly) FINNEY, Akron; one son, Tom [FITES], Akron; eight grandchildren, Natalie ROSS, Jeffrey Allen FITES, Jill WOOD, Jackie KOENIG, Paul FITES, Emily FITES, Tom FINNEY and Scott FINNEY; four great-grandchildren, Kyle, Westin, Brent and Jeffrey ROSS, and four sisters, Grace WAECHTER, Akron; Mrs. Uriah (Mary) WEIRICK, Mexico; Mrs. George (Normalene) WAGNER, Rochester, and Mrs. Roy (Evelyn) SCHIPPER, Akron.  Preceding in death was one sister, Ruth BAMMERLIN; two brothers, Ralph and James [FITES], and one son, Herb [FITES].

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Dennis SHOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Masonic Lodge Services will begin at 8 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church.

 

Guy L. Sarber

Aug. 3, 1933 - Feb. 25, 1995

                Guy L. SARBER, 61, of Cartersville, Ga., died at 1:29 p.m. Saturday at Cartersville Medical Center.

                He was born in Rochester to Clinton and Naomi HARPSTER SARBER.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church and was a Mason and Shriner in Clarksville, Tenn.  He worked for Wal-Mart in Carterville.

                Surviving are one son, Stephen [SARBER], Cartersville; one daughter, Dawn SHERWOOD, Cartersville; two grandchildren; his mother, Naomi  SARBER, Huntington, and one sister, Marilyn BOYD, Huntington.  Preceding in death was his father Clinton SARBER.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at New Oakhill Chapel, Plymouth.  Burial will be in the Oakhill Cemetery.  Friends will be received following the service in the chapel.  Johnson Funeral Home, 1100 North Michigan St., Plymouth, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Tuesday, February 28, 1995

 

Pearl L. Pontius

                Pearl L. PONTIUS, 85, formerly of Athens, died at 12:16 a.m. today at Life Care Center where she had lived sicne July 1989.

                Arranements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.


Wednesday, March 1, 1995

 

Pearl L. Pontius

Sept. 18, 1909 - Feb. 28, 1995

                Services for Pearl L. PONTIUS, 85, formerly of Athens, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

                The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour before services Friday.

                Mrs Pontius died at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday at Rochester Health Care Center, where she had lived since October 1989.

                She was born in Lafayette to Alva and Lelia AKERS QUAINTANCE.  On Dec. 25, 1929 in Lafayette she married Raymond D PONTIUS, who died Oct. 18, 1978.  She was a retired lab technician at Home Hospital, Lafayette, and for 20 years she was a receptionist and nursing assistant in the office of Dr. Dean STINSON.  She owned and operated the former Pontius Nursing Home in Rochester. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary.  She was a member of the Athens Evangelical United Methodist Church, Athens.

                Surviving are three daughters, Barbara SCHWIER and Faye MELTON, both of Athens, and Sharon PONTIUS, Des Plaines, Ill.; one son, Jerry D. [PONTIUS], Lafayette; two granddaughters, Mrs. Diana SHOEMAKER, Akron, and Mrs. Sheryl WOODS, Rochester; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Merle (Jane) HUMPHREY, Lafayette, [one step-sister, Ruth MORRISON, West Lafayette], and one brother, Alfred QUAINTANCE, Englewood, Colo.  Preceding in death was one sister, Bettie MUSSER, and two brothers, Walter and George [QUAINTANCE].

 

Thursday, March 2, 1995

 

George A. Carlson

June 1, 1915 - March 1, 1995

                George A. CARLSON, 79, of 619 14th St., Logansport, died at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

                He was born in White County to Frank and Alice THAIR CARLSON.  On Jan. 11, 1942 in Royal Center he married Donna J. SIMPSON, who survives.  He was an army veteran of World War II and member of New Life Alliance Church.  In 1981, after 30 years of service, he retired from Rockwell Inernational Corp.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Beverly HOLCOMB, 116 Jefferson St.; two sons, George D. CARLSON, Lafayette, and Tech. Sgt. Jerold P. CARLSON, Crestiew, Fla.; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Theodore [CARLSON], Kewanna, and Charles [CARLSON], Winamac.  Preceding in death were four sisters, two half-sisters and seven brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, 1603 East Broadway, Logansport, with Pastor Fred DRYE officiting.  Burial will be in the Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery where military graveside rites will be held.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Cass County Heart Fund.


Friday, March 3, 1995

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, March 4, 1995

 

Lee Southerton

March 5, 1909 - March 3, 1995

                Lee SOUTHERTON, 85, RR 1, Box 277, Akron, died at 3:34 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been hospitalized since Sunday.

                He was born in Miami County to George J. and Mary (HARTMAN) SOUTHERTON.  On Jan. 15, 1930 in Kokomo, he married Orpha YODER, who survives.  He was a farmer.  He was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and the Northern Indiana Hereford Cattle Association.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, Glen SOUTHERTON, Crossville, Tenn; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. John (Cecil) GORECKI, Onarga, Ill.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Lee [SOUTHERTON]; two sisters, Carrie JENKINS and Elzie HARTMAN and two brothers, Clifford and Roy SOUTHERTON.

                Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Robert LAUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetry.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Monday, March 6, 1995

 

George R Richie

June 24, 1925 - March 5, 1995

                George R. RICHIE, 69, 6502 Horse Drive, Indianapolis, died at 2 a.m. Sunday at his son’s home, 7492 North 700 West, Culver.

                He was born in Hazelton to Walter and Mary ROSS RICHIE.  On June 29, 1945 in Indianapolis he married Shirley M. LAMBERT, who survives.  A U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, he retired as retail manager for 7-11 Super Markets, Indianapolis.  He had lived in Indianapolis for 50 years.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Steven [RICHIE], Culver, and Jerry [RICHIE], Houston, Texas; three grandchildren; one sister, Emma WEBER, Brownsburg, and one brother, Charles [RICHIE], North Vernon.

                Services will be at Conkle Funeral Home, Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the Washington Park Cemetery North, Indianapolis.  Service and visitation times have not been set.  Memorials may be made to Culver Grace United Church of Christ.  Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of local arrangements.


Pauline Elliott

May 3, 1917 - March 4, 1995

                Pauline ELLIOTT, 77, 609 Tanglewood Lane, Mishawaka, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend.  She was born in Argos to Virgil M. and Pearl PEASE KROUSE.  On July 31, 1937 in Culver she married James E. ELLIOTT, who died Oct. 7, 1983.

                She was a former Plymouth resident who lived most of her life in Marshall County.  She graduated from Culver High School in 1935 and from Madame Schwartz Beauty College, South Bend.  She was a nurse’s aid at Parkview Hospital and member of the Plymouth Business and Professional Womens Organization and Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Gloria Jeanne) GILBERT, Plymouth, and Mrs. Donald (Mary Anne) ROEBUCK, Middlebury; four grandchildren, Brian J. and John S. GILBERT, both of Plymouth; Mark S. ROEBUCK, Middlebury, and Mrs. Tim (Nanette) WALKER, South Bend; three great-grandchildren; her step-mother, Mary KROUSE, Akron; one sister, Phyllis DILLS BORNMANN, Plymouth, and two step-sisters, Dora FLORES, Texas, and Martha OLIVER, Washington, D.C.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home, 1100 North Michigan St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Kenneth BARKER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday and from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Edith M. Przestwor

May 4, 1932 - March 4, 1995

                Edith M. “Woody” PRZESTWOR, 62, South Bend, died at 3:13 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. She was born in Leiters Ford to Benjamin and Dortha Edith BIXLER WOODCOX.  On June 23, 1954 she married Stanley PRZESTWOR, who survives.

                She was a nurse and supervisor of surgery at Memorial Hospital where she worked for more than 30 years.  She was a member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Cathy BIANAKA, Carmel; two sons, Stephen and Douglas [PRZESTWOR], both of South Bend; six grandchildre; one sister, Martha Jean MELVIN, Columbia City, and three brothers, Melvin, David and Lonnie WOODCOX, all of Rochester.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3402 Lincoln Way West, South Bend, with the Rev. Greg CRUMP officiating.  Friends may call from 2-4 and        6-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Marie N. Scheuer

March 14, 1899 - March 3, 1995

                Marie N. SCHEUER, 95, Tanglewood Lane, Mishawaka, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday at her home. She was born in Fulton County and moved to Saint Joseph County in June 1919.  On Dec. 21, 1973, as Marie NAFE, she married Raymond R. SCHEUER, who died March 15, 1991.  She was the secretary for the Industrial Relations Manager of Studebaker for 44 years.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, South Bend.

                Surviving are one sister, Mabel LOUNSBURY, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; one niece, Doris WENINGER, Mishawaka, and one nephew, Ronald C. LOUNSBURY, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

                Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 North William St., South Bend, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


Charles A. Jensen

Jan. 23, 1911 - March 4, 1995

                Charles A “Bud” JENSEN, 84, Goodland, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday at Goodland.

                He was born in Goodland to John and Daisey HANCOCK JENSEN.  He was married to Florence L. HERATH JENSEN, who survivesk.  He was a supervisor and member of the Over 50 Club and the Euchre Club, Goodland.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Carol PROBOSHY, Lake Village, and Delores “Tootie” WANG, Oxford; three sons, Charles E. [JENSEN], Monticello; Dean [JENSEN], Rochester, and Russell [JENSEN], Miami, Fla.; two step-daughters, Charlotte SMITH, Mountain Home, Ark., and Ellen WELSH, Flora; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five step=-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were his first wife, Katherine L. ROYSE, four brothers and one sister.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, Goodland, with the Rev. Jan HOBBS officiating.  Burial will be in the Goodland Cemetery.  Friends may call from          4-8 p.m. today at Gerts Funeral Home, Goodland.

 

Tuesday, March 7, 1995

 

A.R. McFarland

Nov. 8, 1916 - Mar. 5, 1995

                Arden R. “Mac” McFARLAND, 78, 600 Oak Hil Ave., Plymouth, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital of Marshall County.

                He was born and lived his whole life in Marshall County.  On June 28, 1934 he married Roma ZIMMERMAN, who died Nov. 4, 1974.  He was a retired employee of Wheelabrator-Frye Inc., Mishawaka.

                Surviving are one daughter, Barbara MAZE, Plymouth; three sons, Monte [McFARLAND], Estill Springs, Tenn.; Ralph [McFARLAND], Bremen, and Terry [McFARLAND], Warsaw; eleven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Eugene and Lowell [McFARLAND], both of Rochester.  Preceding in death was one daughter, Kay [McFARLAND].

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.  Burial will be in the Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

George R. Richie

                Services for George R. RICHIE, 69, Indianapolis, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Conkle Funeral Home, Indianapolis.

                Friends may call Wednesday at the Conkle Funeral Home.  Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of local arrangements.       Mr. Richie died Sunday at his son’s residence near Culver.

 

Wednesday, March 8, 1995

 

William E. Kreft

                William E. KREFT, 92, of 18th B Road, Tippecanoe, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Robert Pedigo

                Former Rochester football coach Robert PEDIGO died Tuesday.

                Arrangements are pending at Baker Funeral Home, Danville.

                Pedigo was fatally injured Dec. 28, when his clothing caught in a combine.

                He was taken to Hendricks Community Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, and later moved to American Transitional Hospital in Indianapolis.

                Pedigo was head football coach at RHS from 1965 to 1974.  He came to Rochester from his home town of Danville.  Under his direction Rochester football teams had seven winning seasons.  In 1969 the Zebras went 9-1 and won the Northern Lakes Conference title.  Their only loss was a 14-13 contest against Manchester.

                For the next five years, until he left Rochester, the team never fell below 7-3.  In 1971 the only loss was against Plymouth.  Pedigo also taught biology, health and psychology and coached track.

 

Thursday, March 9, 1995

 

Robert I. Pedigo

Nov. 14, 1935 - March 7, 1995

                Services for Robert I, PEDIGO, 59, Danville, will be at 11 a.m. Saurday at Baker Funeral Home, Danville.

                Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, North Salem.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Robert I. Pedigo Scholarsip Fund, Kokomo High School, 2501 South Berkley, Kokomo, 46902.

                Mr. Pedigo died Tuesday at American Transitional Hospital, Indianapolis, from injuries he received in a farm accident on Dec. 28, 1994.  He was born in Danville to Fletcher and Lucille EDWARDS PEDIGO.  On March 31, 1990 he married Ruth SOUDER PEDIGO, who survives.  He was raised in Danville and graduated from Danville High School in 1954.

                He received a bachelor of science degree from Butler University in 1958.  He also had a master’s degree from Butler University.  He had been a guidance counselor and assistant varsity football coach at Kokomo High School since 1975.  He was a coach and teacher at Rochester High School from 1964-1974.  He also farmed and was a member of the Kokomo Teacher’s Association and the National Education Association.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Kim SUNDE, Bloomington; Kris VINSON, Logansport, and Kathy NICKEL, Virginia; two sons, Bob [PEDIGO] Jr., Venezuela, and Brad [PEDIGO], Plainfield; two step-daughters, Theresa KNIGHT, Arkansas, and Andrea KNIGHT, Kentucky; one step-son, Michael KNIGHT, Kokomo; seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Patty FRANKLIN, North Carolina, and Anita CLARK, Ohio.


William E. Kreft

April 11, 1902 - March 7, 1995

                Services for William E. KREFT, 92, formerly of 18th B Road, Tippecanoe, will be at     1 p.m. Saturday at Tippecanoe Community Church.

                Pastor Douglas FRITZEL will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, or one hour before services at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Gideons or the Tippecanoe Community Church.

                Mr. Kreft died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  He was born in Chicago, Ill., to Paul and Pauline SCHROEDER KREFT.  In June 1928 he married Ruth OLSEN, who died in 1934.  On Aug. 30, 1935 he married Bessie VanDYKE, who died July 8, 1977.  He was a Western Electric Corp. employee for 39 years before he retired in 1963.  He moved to Tippecanoe in 1954.  He was a member of Tippecanoe Community Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Charlene R.) CAMPER, Galesburg, Ill., and Mrs. Barbara RITENOUR, Carrolton, Texas; ten sons, Williem E. [KREFT], Jr., Aurora, Ill.; Donald and Esther KREFT, Sandwich, Ill.; Gerald and Marge VanDYKE, Winona Lake; Wayne and Diane KREFT, Monroe, Wis.; Richard and Nancy KREFT, Platteville, Wis.; Glen and Glenda KREFT, Tippecanoe; Paul and Leona KREFT, Warsaw; Robert and Judy KREFT, Rocky Mount, N.C.; David and Pam KREFT, Fort Wayne, and Timothy and Lisa KREFT, Tippecanoe; twenty-seven grandchildren; fifty great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren nieces and nephews, and two brothers, Arthur and Dorothy KREFT, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Frank and Ann KREFT, Roswell, N.M.  Preceding in death with his wifes were one granddaughter, Sandra HOWARD; two sisters, Edna JOHNSTON and Martha KREFT, who died in infancy, and one brother, Paul [KREFT].

 

Bernice M. Williams

July 6, 1920 - March 7, 1995

                Bernice WILLIAMS, 74, Route 1, Box 34, Monon, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at White County Memorial Hospital.

                She was born in Frankfort to Earl and Mabel FREY CULP.  On March 27, 1940 in Royal Center she married Keith WILLIAMS, who survives.  She moved to Monon 36 years ago from Francesville.  She was a homemaker and member and past president of the Town and Country Home Economics Club, Monon, and the Francesville First Christian Church.  She taught Sunday School for a number of years.

                Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Patsy) GRIEGER, Francesville; Mrs. Richard (Nancy) COSGRAY, Idaville, and Mrs. William (Yvonne) MILLER, Indianapolis; three sons, Donald [WILLIAMS], Reynolds; Joseph [WILLIAMS], Monon, and Michael [WILLIAMS], Monticello; twenty grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and one sister Mrs. Rev. Junior (Ruth) BOSE, Rochester.  Preceding in death was one daughter, Shirley CULP, who died in infancy, and one sister, Wanieta CULP.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Francesville First Christian Church with the Revs. James KITCHEN and Jim SAYERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery, Francesville.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today at Querry-Ulbricht Funeral Home, Francesville.  Memorials may be made to the Francesville First Christian Church or Gideon Memorial Bibles.


Friday, March 10, 1995

 

Myrtle O. Miller

Aug. 16, 1929 - Feb. 28, 1995

                Word has been received of the death of Myrtle O. ENYART MILLER, 65, Lafayette.

                She died at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at her home.

                She was born in Fulton County.  On June 28, 1947 in Kokomo she married Roma C. WELCHER, who died Jan. 17, 1972.  On Nov. 13, 1993 she married John H. MILLER, who survives.  She was a cashier of Five Points Bargains, Purdue Sweet Shop and Furrow’s Building Materials.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a Bluebird.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Pamela) ROBBINS; two sons, Richard A. WELCHER and David M. FITZGERALD, all of Lafayette; her mother, Myrtle ENYART, Lafayette; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, Farrah WALKER; four sisters, Mrs. Obrey (Marie) THOMASON, Arkansas; Mrs. Russell (Ethel) SMITH and Nora Rose ENYART, both of Lafayette, and Mrs. Eleanor HAYNES, New Castle, and one brother, Charles E. ENYART, Deedsville.

                A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the First Baptist Church, 1463 South Creasy Lane, Lafayette, with the Rev. Dr. Carl MALMGREN officiating.

                Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America or the First Baptist Church.

 

Frances V. Master

                Frances V. MASTER, 89, of 23 East Main St., Monterey, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Saturday, March 11, 1995

 

Frances V. Master

Sept. 4, 1905 - March 9, 1995

                Frances V. MASTER, 89, of 23 East Main St., Monterey, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winaac.

                She was born in Monterey to Frank and Edith BUTCHER CALHOUN.  On Sept. 4, 1932 in South Bend, she married William H. MASTER, who died May 17, 1975.  She was a lifetime resident of Monterey and member of the Monterey United Methodist Church and its Women’s Society of Christian Service.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mary Frances RUSCHAN, El Paso, Texas; one son, Paul W. [MASTER], Plymouth; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Wilma BANASIK, Knox.  Preceding in death were two sisters and three brothers.

                Private services will be Monday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.  Burial will be in the Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Monterey United Methodist Church.

 

Mary A. Kaminski

                Mary A. KAMINSKI, 81, of Monterey, died at 11:53 a.m. Friday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac, following a sudden illness.

                Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.


Donald R. Shoemaker

July 31, 1899 - march 10, 1995

                Donald R. SHOEMAKER, 95, of 308 East Walnut Street, Akron, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Life-Care Center of Rochester.

                He was born in Kosciusko County to John and Mary Jane SHIVLEY SHOEMAKER.  On Feb. 14, 1920 he married Grace LARREW, who died in 1932.  On Oct. 5, 1935 in Athens, he married Delphia J. PARKER HOFFMAN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer who had also lived in Leesburg and Warsaw.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Jack (Marjorie) BREWER, Wabash; Mrs. Norman (Virginia) THOMPSON, Roann; Mrs. Lawrence (Anna) KEAFFABER, Akron, and Mrs. Jack (Marilyn) HARTZLER, Macy; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one son, Gerald [SHOEMAKER], one granddaughter, three sisters and three brothers.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Laketon Cemetery.  Friends may call from    2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday.

 

Monday, March 13, 1995

 

Mary A Kaminski

Jan. 6, 1914 - March 10, 1995

                Mary A. KAMINSKI, 81, West Washington Street, Monterey, died at 11:53 a.m. Friday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                She was born in Chicago, Ill., to Joseph and Josephine KUGAWA HYZY.  On July 12, 1933 in Chicago she married Joseph KAMINSKI, who died Dec. 8, 1960.  She moved to Monterey in 1977 from Chicago.  She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey, the Polish National Alliance and Monterey and Culver senior centers.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mary Jayne COLLINS, Chicago, Ill.; Margaret J. MANIKOWSKI and Marcia C. ASHCOM, both of Monterey; nine grandchildren, and one sister, Josephine GARZA, Texas.  Preceding in death were three sisters and five brothers.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Chuch with the Rev. Dominic YOUNG officiating.  Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet, Ill., where grveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Bonine Funeral Home where the rosary will be said at 8 p.m.  Memorials may be made to St. Anne’s School, Monterey.


Ruth E. Mills

Dec. 25, 1924 - March 11, 1995

                Ruth Elizabeth MISSAL MILLS, 70, Michigan City, died at 2:44 p.m. Saturday at her home.

                She was born in Michigan City to Leo and Elizabeth SCHWERMER MISSAL.  On Sept. 17, 1949 in Michigan City she married the Rev. Ray E. MILLS who survives.  She was a homemaker, nurse, member of United Methodist Women, Tri Kappa Sorority and the Psstor’s Spouses Organization.  She worked with youth, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, was a choir member and caregiver to congregations served.  She lived in northern Indiana all her life.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Rebecca) CLAWSON, Elkhart; one son, Ross Mark [MILLS], Logansport; four grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; one sister, Leona MISSAL, and one brother, Donald MISSAL, both of Michigan City.  Preceding in death was one sister, Arlene MISSAL.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Michigan City First United Methodist Church with the Revs. William KAISER, Donald CARPENTER, H.S. MALONE and Kathleen MEALMAN officiatng.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Carlisle Funeral Home, 613 Washington St., Michigan City, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the U.M.C.O.R. Refugee Blanket Fund through any United Methodist Church.

 

Lela D.W. Ludwig

Jan. 25, 1894 - March 12, 1995

                Lela DIMMITT WARNER LUDWIG, 101, formerly of 104 Lincoln St., Argos, and later of Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital of Marshall County.

                She was born near Argos to George and Cassie WHITED DIMMITT.  She was married to Vern WARNER who died Feb. 14, 1963 and to Ace LUDWIG who also preceded in death.  She lived most of her life in the Argos community, except for three years when she lived in California.  She worked at Schoonover Department Store, Argos, the former Argos Theater and Montgomery Ward, Plymouth.  She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church.

                Surviving are one son, Harold D. WARNER, Argos; two granddaughters, Pat WEST, Warsaw, and April WARNER, Argos, and three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth WEST, Warsaw; Rick RISH, Tampa, Fla., and Lee RISH, Indianapolis.  Preceding in death was infant daughter Donna Jean [WARNER] and two brothers, Raymond and Willard [DIMMITT].

                Services will be at 1 p.m Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jeffrey PATTERSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before services Wednesday.


Tuesday, March 14, 1995

 

Bertha B. Cook

Nov. 15, 1902 - March 13, 1995

                Bertha B. COOK, 92, formerly of 528 West Fifth St., died at 4 p.m. Monday at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, where she had been a patient for one week.

                She was born in Fulton County to David and Nancy MATTERS WOLF.  On Dec. 1, 1919 in St. Joseph, Mich., she married Harry M. COOK, who died Nov. 9, 1978.  She was an employee at Topps Manufacturing and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.  She lived most of her life in Rochester.  For the last 12 years she lived at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Genevere E. SEE, Rochester; Mrs. Ildia RIDDLE, Vista, Calif., and Mrs. Evelene GINTHER, Sacramento, Calif.; one son, Richard D [COOK], Shawano, Wis., one step-son, Harry M. [COOK] Jr., Johnson City, Tenn.; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Claraetta PONTIOUS, Shelby, Ohio, and Ruth KENDALL, Traverse City, Mich.  Preceding in death was one sister, Dorothy ANDERSON, and one brother, Floyd [WOLF].

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Revs. Carl RICKS and Brian TAMMANY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the services Thursday.  Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

 

Austin Kincaid

March 5, 1911 - March 14, 1995

                Austin KINCAID, 84, 1017 Fulton Ave., died at 8:10 a.m. today at his residence.  He had been ill for one month.

                He was born in Lee County, Kentucky, to William and Lula CAMPBELL KINCAID.  On Feb. 20, 1932 in Rochester he married Sarah Annabelle WOODCOX, who survives.  He was a retired pipe fitter.  He moved to Rochester in 1968, from Gary, and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with his wife are one nephew, Ronald KINCAID, Miami, Fla., and two nieces, Mrs. Janice HESSELGESSER, Sandy, Ore., and Mrs. Brenda GOLDEN, Portland, Ore.  Preceding in death was one brother, John [KINCAID].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.


Wednesday, March 15, 1995

 

John E. Eastman

Feb. 20, 1924 - March 14, 1995

                John E. EASTMAN, 71, Fort Wayne, died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at his home.

                He was born in Eskridge, Kan., to David and Nora MILLER EASTMAN.  On Oct. 30, 1944 in Alma, Kan., he married Dorothy I. EASTMAN, who survives.  He was a self-employed sawmill operator until 1973 and retired from Sealed Power in 1982.  He had lived in Fort Wayne for one year.  He was a World War II Army veteran and member of the American Legion, Monterey, and VFW, Culver.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Cheryl SCHWARTE, Fort Wayne, ad Judy EASTMAN, Maiden Rock, Wis.; three sisters, LaVina PRYOR, Wanatah, and Darlene WALKER and Carol McENTIRE, both of Hico, Texas, and one brother, Russel [EASTMAN], Eskridge, Kan.

                There will be no services or visitation.  D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes, 1140 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society and the Allen County Hospice.

 

Thursday, March 16, 1995

 

Fred E. Nickels

Nov. 20, 1897 - March 15, 1995

                Fred E. NICKELS, 97, 307 South Smith St., Kewanna, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday at the home of Evelyn MARKLEY, 11 North Toner St., Kewanna.

                He was born in Wayne Township in Fulton County to Charles E. and Harriet HENDRICKSON NICKELS.  On Sept. 18, 1918 in Rochester, he married Ruth H. HERD.  She died Aug. 15, 1976.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church of Kewanna.

                He is survived by one sister, Dessie [NICKELS], of Florida; four nieces and one nephew.  Preceding in death are one sister and one brother.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Keith SMITLEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday.

 

Friday, March 17, 1995

 

Bernice N. Baxter

                Bernice NEWHOUSE BAXTER, 87, of 1504 Long Beach Drive, died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, following an illness.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Delta M. Jurgensmeyer

                Delta M. JURGENSMEYER, 88, formerly of West Sixth St., died at 6:25 a.m. today at Rochester Health Care Center, following an illness.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.


Alice F. Bryant

                Alice Fern BRYANT, 85, of 300 East Fourth St., died at 6:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital, following an illness.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Sheldon X. Mikesell

                Sheldon X. MIKESELL, 68, Indianapolis, former Fulton County resident, died at 10 a.m. today at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

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

 

Saturday, March 18, 1995

 

Marilee J. Zimmerman

Feb, 27, 1921 - March 17, 1995

                Marilee J. ZIMMERMAN, 74, of 320 W. 11th St., Rochester, died at 6 p.m. Friday.

                She was born at the Hatch Homestead Farm, near Macy, to Roscoe “Bill” and Mary M. KINDIG HATCH.  On Aug. 31, 1940, she married James W. ZIMMERMAN, who survives.  She lived in Rochester since 1937.  Mrs. Zimmerman was a 1938 graduate of Rochester High School and attended Indiana University.  She assisted in the establishment of the Fulton County Blood Bank, the United Way and the Senior Citizen Program.  In 1985, she received a community service award from the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.  For 28 years, she assisted her husband as a volunteer secretary for the Chamber of Commerce.  She also gave many hours in helping with the location of the Torin Manufacturing Plant, Hart Schaffner and Marx, Marshall Electric, Rochester Homes, Jobsite Traier Corp., Olympic Plastics, Fulton Industries, Robertson Transformer and eight medical doctors.  She was a past president of the Tri Kappa sorority and the first president of the Associate Chapter.

                Surviving with her husband are one son, Rick J. ZIMMERMAN, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Duane (Marilou) HOLADAY, Brighton, Mich., Kimberly Ann ZIMMERMAN, Kokomo, and Kendra ZIMMERMAN, Indianapolis; three grandsons, Rick J. ZIMMERMAN II, Aurora, Eric W. EASTERDAY, Greenwood, and Joel H. HOLADAY, Brighton, Mich.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Chris (Jodi) HUTTON, Indianapolis, and Ann ZIMMERMAN, Indianapolis; one great-grandson, Jacob HUTTON, Indianapolis, and one brother, P. Michael HATCH, Carmel.  Preceding in death was a sister, Barbara Lou HATCH, in 1936.

                Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery Monday after a private funeral service.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center, the Hearthstone Hospice, Woodlawn Home Health Care or the First Christian Church, Rochester or Macy.


Bernice N. Baxter

Dec. 7, 1907 - March 16, 1995

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Harry W. Moore Funeral Home, Applegate Chapel, 8669 Pendleton Pike, Lawrence, Ind., for Bernice NEWHOUSE BAXTER, 87, of 1504 Long Beach Dr., Rochester.

                The Rev. Loring PROSSER will officiate.  Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Oaklandon, Ind.  Friends may call from 12:30-1 p.m. Sunday.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of the arrangements.

                Mrs. Baxter died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, following an illness.  She had been in failing health for a number of years.

                She was born in Anna, Ill., to Robert V. and Carrie E. CARTER MARTIN.  On Oct. 21, 1933, in Indianapolis, she married Milton A. NEWHOUSE, who died March 21, 1978.  On Oct. 4, 1980, in Rochester, she married Ernest O. BAXTER, who survives.  She was a statistical secretary the Indiana University Bureau of Business Research at Bloomington.  In 1933, she returned to Indianapolis and was employed by the Departmet of Financial Institutions of the State of Indiana.  She retired in 1940.  She was a member of the National Association of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Manitou Chapter, the Universalist Church of Oaklandon and the Church of the Larger Fellowship, Universalist-Unitarian, Boston, Mass.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Vickie NEWHOUSE LARSON, Chesterton, Ind.; one granddaughter, John (Jennifer) WRIGHT, Bloomington, Ind.; one grandson, David LARSON, Chesterton, Ind.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Howard (Gloria) GALLOP, Lebanon, Penn.; one step-son, Parke BAXTER, Rochester; four step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren, and one brother, Carl MARTIN, Indianapolis.

 

Delta M. Jurgensmeyer

Aug. 12, 1906 - March 17, 1995

                Services will be at 3 p.m. at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Delta M. JURGENSMEYER, 88, Rochester Health Care Center, Rochester.

                The Rev. Carl RICKS will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and from 2-3 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or the Heart Fund.

                Mrs. Jurgensmeyer, formerly of W. Sixth Street, Rochester, died at 6:25 a.m. Friday at the Fochester Health Care Center, following an illness.  She was born in Akron to Levi and Cora (DICKERHOFF) HARPER.  On Sept. 8, 1927, in Adnville, Ind., she married Ralph L. JURGENSMEYER, who died Nov. 4, 1976.  She was a former employee of Topps Manufacturing Co. and Wiles Department Store, Rochester.  She was a member of the Trinty United Methodist Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Jack (Arletta) GREEN, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two sisters, Doris BIGGS and Blanche ENGLE; three brothers, two in infancy and George HARPER Sr.


Alice F. Bryant

April 22, 1909 - March 17, 1995

                Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Alice Fern BRYANT, 85, 300 E Fourth St., Apt. 5A, Rochester.

                The Rev. Robert MACE will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from noon-1 p.m. Sunday.

                Mrs. Bryant died at 6:45 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She was born in Richland Township, Fulton County, to William S. and Martha (MILLER) WYNN.  In July, 1941, she married Fred NEWBY, who died in 1951.  On March 11, 1858, she married Ralph W. “Speed” BRYANT, who died Aug. 1, 1984.  She was a homemaker.

                Surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Betty) SWEANY, Rocheter; one niece, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) BINGLE, Rochester; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were one step-son, Robert BRYANT; two sisters, Balche BUTLER and Catherine PERSONETT; and three brothers, William J., Robert Lee and Charles Cleo WYNN.

 

James A. McKinney

Sept. 12 - - - -  - March 17, 1995

                James A. McKINNEY, 66, of 5989 Plymouth-LaPorte Trail, Plymouth, died at 3:40 a.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

                He was born in Hibbard to Carmel B. and Hattie LISTENBERGER McKINNEY.  He moved from Culver to Plymouth in 1933.  On June 3, 1961, in Culver, he married Bonnie E. SENFF, who survives.  He retired as an agent at Norfolk and Southern Railroad.  He was a member of the Plymouth Kilwinning Lodge 149 F&AM, VFW Post 6919, Culver Eagles Lodge Aerie 3221 and the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge 373.  He also attended the Plymouth Wesleyan Church and was the president of the Mobile Home Association, Orange Villa, Fla.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Vickey FARLOW, Culver, and Lori VanDer-WEELE, Argos; one son, Jeff A. McKINNEY, Plymouth; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one sister, Betty AMAN, Rochester.  Preceding in death were one sister and one brother.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. David TERHUNE officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Bonine Funeral Home.  Masonic memorial services will be held at        7 p.m. Sunday at Bonine Funeral Home.  VFW Post 6919 will conduct graveside rites.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Association.

 

Monday, March 20, 1995

 

Mildred J. Kuhn

                Mildred J. KUHN, 87, Route 1, Argos, died at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at Rochester Health Care Center, following an illness.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral home.


Dayne F. Linn

March 11, 1920 - March 19, 1995

                Dayne F. LINN, 75, Route 1, Macy, died at 9:36 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born in Gary to Willston Marion and Gladys STANFIELD LINN.  On Jan. 11, 1948 in Perrysburg he married Rosalee WARNER, who survives.  He was a World War II veteran and member of the Perrysburg Baptist Church and Full Gospel Business Men.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Diane BURNS, Macy; Carol PETTIFORD, Marion; Laura PENCE, Fort Wayne, and Beth LUHNOW, Kewanna; one son, Steve [LINN], Macy; seventeen grandchildren; one sister, Ancile OVERMYER, Goshen, and three brothers, Wayne [LINN], Mexico; Walter [LINN]; Warsaw, and Don [LINN], Mexico.  Preceding in death were one daughter, Kay Ellen LINN; one grandchild, and one sister, Mary PHILLIPY.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Lu LASHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Homer Wideman

Feb. 12, 1905 - March 19, 1995

                Homer WIDEMAN, 90, 1947 North 100 East, Akron, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Life Care Center.

                He was born in Fulton County to Alex and Mary BARNES WIDEMAN.  He was a farmer.

                Surviving are two brothers, Ed [WIDEMAN], Akron, and Clayton [WIDEMAN], North Grove.  Preceding in death were three sisters and five brothers.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nichols Cemetery, north of Akron.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Rebecca A. Defibaugh

March 28, 1951 - March 18, 1995

                Rebecca A. DEFIBAUGH, 43, Miller Lane, Seymour, died at 1 p.m. Saturday at Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus.

                She was born in Seymour to Raymond A. and Marjorie A. LIND MASCHINO.  She was a member of the Brownstown Christian Church and the women’s auxiliaries of the Seymour American Legion and Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with her parents are one son, Monte W. DEFIBAUGH, Crothersville; one daughter, Mrs. Stan (Kerri J.) MILLER, Akron; one sister, Ginger R. STRONG and two brothers, Jerry D. and M. Joe [MASCHINO], all of Seymour.  Preceding in death were grandparents Amos and Lillie MASCHINO and Jess and Odias LIND.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel, 419 North Chestnut St., Seymour, with the Rev. Walter GRAEFLIN officiating.  Burial will be in the Reddington Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Reddington Cemetery Association or the Multiple Sclerosis Association.


Thomas E. Houlihan

Dec. 29, 1930 - March 19, 1995

                Thomas E. HOULIHAN, 64, 2127 Poet’s Drive, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Wabash to Harry T. and Grace E. WITHERS HOULIHAN.  On Sept. 26, 1954 he married Margaret A. COLE, who survives.  He was a North Miami School Corporation employee for 20 years and Korean War veteran.  He was a member of the Wabash Moose Lodge, American Legion and Elks Lodge.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Rodney (Susan) MILES, Peru; two sons, Michael [HOULIHAN], Rochester, and Thomas H. [HOULIHAN], Peru; six grandchildren; one step-grandchild, and one brother, John [HOULIHAN], Wabash.  Preceding in death was one brother.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Wabash, with Father Timothy WROZEK officiating and Father John ZAHN assisting.  Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash.  A prayer vigil will begin at 6 p.m.

 

Tuesday, March 21, 1995

 

Sheldon X. Mikesell

Oct. 9, 1926 - March 17, 1995

                Sheldon X. MIKESELL, 68, of 800 Homewood Drive, Indianapolis, died at 10 a.m. Friday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  He had been in failing health for six months.

                He was born in Fulton County to Clarence W. and Geraldine Lavonne KINDIG MIKESELL.  He moved to Indianapolis about 50 years ago.  He was an accountant with Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company of Indianapolis before he retired in 1985, after 40 years of service.  He was a member of the Farm Bureau and Talma United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Dale (Clovis) PETERSEN, Rochester; three brothers, Wayne and Virginia MIKESELL and Calvin and Margaret MIKESELL, both of Rocheter, and Larry E. and Connie MIKESELL, Fort Wayne, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Jean F. McCAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rocheter I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour before services Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Talma United Methodist Church.

 

Virginia Weist

                Virginia WEIST, 70, of 705 East Fourth St., died at 6 a.m. Monday at her home.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.


Mildred J. Kuhn

Dec. 25, 1907 - March 19, 1995

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home for Mildred J. KUHN, 87, of Route 1, Argos.

                The Rev. David MILLS will officiate.  Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before services Thursday.

                Mrs. Kuhn died at 5:34 p.m. Sunday at Rochester Health Care Center, following an illness.  She was born in Richland Township to William and Merniva THOMPSON ROGERS.  On Aug. 11, 1928 in Plymouth she married Calvin KUHN, who died Jan. 17, 1966.  She was a homemaker and lived her whole life in Richland Township.  She was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Esther M.) GODSCHALK, Leesburg; one son, Donald W. [KUHN], Palmetto, Fla.; six grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was one sister, Crystal PHILLIPS.

 

Raymond C. Read

Feb. 12, 1908 - March 19, 1995

                Raymond C. READ, 87, of 1120 North Main St., Monticello, died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday at Monticello Healthcare Center, where he had lived since July 1993.

                He was born in White County to John and Myrl FRAIN STEEL and was adopted by William and Sarah READ. He was married to Neva R. EVERNHAM, who survives.  He and his wife operated the Buffalo telephone company in their home in Buffalo during the late 1920’s.  He was a farmer and had a dairy route for Ray’s Creamery, Logansport, for many years.  In 1961 he moved to Patton where he and his wife owned and operated the Patton Store.  He also ran a paper route in Monticello for a number of years.  He was a membwr of the Monticello Christian Church.

                Surviving with his wife are five daughters, Bonnie R. RICE, West Middleton; Mrs. Lewis (Doris J.) GLASSBURN, Walton; Mrs. Robert (Carol Sue) STECKMAN, Reynolds; Mrs. Richard (Mary) BIXLER, Macy, and Mrs. Terry (Jo) DILL, Delphi; two sons, Ross [READ], LaFeria, Texas, and Max [READ], Monticello; twenty-five grandchildren; forty-four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and step-children and grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three brothers and two granddaughters.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, 202 South Illinois St., Monticello, with the Rev. Donald ARTERBURN officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.


Dayne F. Linn

March 11, 1920 - March 19, 1995

                Dayne F. LINN, 75, of Route 1, Macy, died at 9:36 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born in Gary to Williston Marion and Gladys STANFIELD LINN.  On Jan. 11, 1948 in Perrysburg he married Rosalee WARNER, who survives.  He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He was a farmer, retired employee of Olin Corporation, Peru, and member of Perrysburg Baptist Church and Full Gospel Businessmen.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Diane BURNS, Macy; Carol PETTIFORD, Marion; Laura PENCE, Fort Wayne, and Beth LUHNOW, Kewanna; one son, Steve [LINN], Macy; seventeen grandchildren; one sister, Ancile OVERMYER, Goshen, and three brothers, Wayne and Don [LINN], both of Mexico, and Walter [LINN], Warsaw.  Preceding in death were one daughter, Kay Ellen LINN; one grandson, Jeremy Scott PENCE, and two sisters, Mary PILLIPY and Marjorie LINN.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Lu LASHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlaw Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, March 22, 1995

 

Virginia V. Weist

Jan. 3, 1925 - March 20, 1995

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home for Virginia V. WEIST, 70, of 705 East Fourt St..

                The Rev. James MALBONE will officiate.  Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour before services on Friday.

                Mrs. Weist died at 6 p.m. Monday at her home, following an illness.  She was born in the Burton Community, west of Rochester, to John and May GIBSON LEEDS.  She lived most of her life in Grass Creek and Rochester.  She was married to Harry C. WEIST, who survives.  She was a homemaker and provided home health care and cared for the elderly.  She attended the Akron Church of God.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Ms. Kathy WEIST, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sons, Timothy C. and Susan [WEIST], Akron, and Michael W. and Claudia [WEIST], San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, and two sisters, Dollie RANZ, Rochester, and Mary GORDON, Phoenix, Ariz.  Preceding in death was one sister, Martha HARROFF.


Omer C. Holloway

April 3, 1902 - March 21, 1995

                Omer C. “Jack” HOLLOWAY, 92, of 6801 N. South Street, Talma, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

                He was born in Fulton County to Charles and Rettie May BRYANT HOLLOWAY.  He was a lifetime resident of the Talma area.  On April 1, 1933 he married Hazel F. TILDEN, who survives.  He was a farmer and owned and operated Holloway Sawmill.  He was a custodian and bus driver for the Talma School.  He worked at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant during World War II and was a carpenter in the Newcastle Township area for many years.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Carole FELTIS, Rochester; three sons, Marion and Richard [HOLLOWAY], both of Rochester, and Kenneth [HOLLOWAY], Etna Green; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beryl CLEMANS, Fulton, and Irene HYDE, and two brothers, Herman [HOLLOWAY], Mentone, and James [HOLLOWAY], Argos.  Preceding in death were an infant daughter, Vivian [HOLLOWAY], four sisters and one brother.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Rodney RUBERG officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday ad one hour before services on Friday.

 

Virginia F. Roberts

Aug. 9, 1918 - March 21, 1995

                Virginia F. ROBERTS, 76, of Osgood, died Tuesday at Dillsboro Manor Nursing Home, Dillsboro.

                She was born in Benham to John C and Elsie SCHWAGMEIER BENHAM.  In September of 1936 she married Wayne ROBERTS, who died March 9, 1983.  She was a member of the Delaware United Methodist Church and Eastern Star, Milan.  She owned and operated Locust Lane Ceramic Shop, Delaware, for about 17 years.

                Surviving are four sons, James A. [ROBERTS], Delaware; William W. [ROBERTS], Vevay; John E. [ROBERTS], Rochester, and David B. [ROBERTS], Osgood; two daughters, Lois L. WORKMAN, Delaware, ad Grace EVERAGE, Milan; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, John R. BENHAM,, Osgood, and James H. BENHAM, Benham.  Preceding in death were one daughter, Laura Lou ROBERTS, who died in June 1952, and one sister, Mairiam ROUDEBUSH.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Delaware United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Mud Pike Cemetery, Osgood.  Friends may call from 5-8  p.m. Thursday at Neal’s Funeral Home, 306 South Walnut St., Osgood, and one hour before services at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Delaware United Methodist Church and Mud Pike Cemetery.


Thursday, March 23, 1995

 

Juanita M. Cripe

June 13, 1915 - March 23, 1995

                Juanita M. CRIPE, 79, of 1826 Cambridge Drive, Warsaw, died at 3:45 a.m. today at her residence following an extended illness.

                She was born in Columbia City to Heber and Susie SURFUS LONG.  On June 25, 1939 in Goshen she married Willis J. CRIPE, who survives.  She lived in Warsaw for 19 years, moving there from Leiters Ford.  She was a homemaker and member of the Fellowship Baptist Church, Warsaw.  She was a Sunday School and Child Evangelism teacher in Argos and Leiters Ford.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Jean A. CRANOR, Muncie; three sons, David G. [CRIPE], Breckenridge, Minn.; David R. [CRIPE], Wakarusa, ad Timothy E [CRIPE], Argos; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were two sisters and one brother.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, with the Rev. Martin DAHLQUIST officiating.  Burial will be in the West Goshen Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Goshen.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Kosciusko County Home Health Care Hospice.

 

Friday, March 24, 1995

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, March 25, 1995

 

Cleo F. Pontius

Nov. 5, 1907 - March 23, 1995

                Cleo F. PONTIUS, 87, 2131 Chieftian Row, Logansport, died at 9:25 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                She was born in Claypool to John and Anna Catherine LEITER RICKEL.  On Jan. 20, 1935 in Akron she married Everett F. PONTIUS, who survives.  She graduated from Manchester College and received her masters degree from Indiana University.  She was a school teacher at Tippecanoe, Logansport, Walton and Galveston schools until retiring.  She was a member of the Market Street United Methodist Church, Logansport and the Worthy Matron Fidelity of Chapter 58 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

                Surviving with her husband are two sons, Robert E. PONTIUS, Austin, Texas, and William G. PONTIUS, Agoura Hills, California; two sisters, Wilodean ANDREW, Palestine, and Pauline SEVERIED, South Bend; four grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with Rev. Chip GAST officiating.  Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Eastern Star  services will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Market Street United Methodist Church, Logansport.


Rev. C. J. Mowrer

                The Rev. C.J. MOWRER, 77, of 36 Riggle Road, Peru, and formerly of Rochester, died at 3:15 p.m. Rriday at Dukes Hospital, Peru.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.

 

Monday, March 27, 1995

 

Rev. C. J. Mowrer

Aug. 30, 1917 - March 24, 1995

                Former Rochester resident, Rev. C.J. MOWRER, 77, of 36 Riggle Road, Peru, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Dukes Hospital, Peru.

                He was born in Wabash to John C. and Ethel B. CHAMBERLIN MOWRER.  He married Marie KERSCHNER who died March 26, 1961  On Oct. 14, 1961, in Akron, he married Relna BRYANT BOWELL, who survives.  He graduated from Miltonvale Wesleyan Seminary, Miltonvale, Kan.  He pastored in First Wesleyan Churches in Lanford, Kan., Rogers, Ark., and Warsaw.  He pastored in First Church of God Churches in Clinton, Iowa, Rochester, Peru, and Schererville.  He was interim pastor at Churches of God in Nappanee, North Webster, Logansport, and Lafayette.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Tom (Phyllis) DANIEL, Huntertown; Loretta INMAN, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Ross (Martha) HOLLAND, Rochester, and Lois TOWNSEND, Peru; a son Larry and Carol MOWRER, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Betty Mae) KAMP, North Manchester; eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jack DOWNING and three brothers, Eldon, Everett and Howard MOWRER.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of God, Rochester, with Rev. Harold CONRAD officiating.  Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery, Servia, near North Manchester.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Friends may also call one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday at the church.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 1995 to Wednesday, March 29, 1995

 

[no obits]


Thursday, March 30, 1995

 

Ella Mae Styles

May 3, 1923 - March 30, 1995

                Ella Mae STYLES, 71, Nyona Lake, died at 12 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Pickens County S.C., to William Robert and Agnes Leola GARRETT CRANE.  On Nov. 28, 1946, in Greenville, S.C., she married Anthony C. STYLES, who died July 4, 1991.  She retired from Experimental Nylon Products, Osceola.

                Surviving are three sons, Merritt R. STYLES, Oscxeola; Robert A. STYLES, Rochester, and Donald C. STYLES, Nyona Lake; three sisters, Lucille HOLCOMB; Edna GILSTRAP and Helen HALL, all of Easley, S.C.; five gradchildren and a great-grandson.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Clarence CRANE, two half-sisters and four half-brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and after noon Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Friday, March 31, 1995

 

Gene E. Moore

Oct. 13, 1932 - March 20, 1995

                Retired Sgt. Major Gene Edward MOORE, 62, Sanford, N.C., died March 20 at home.

                He was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Fulton County to Alfred K. and Irene V. SHEPHERD MOORE.  He was a 1950 graduate of Akron High School.  He served 20 years in the U.S. Army.

                Surviving are his wife, Peggy ANDREWS MOORE, Sanford, N.C.; two daughters, Doris MAULDOON, Adrian, Mich. and Michele SHERRILL, Sanford, N.C.; four sons, Steven MOORE, Geier, S.C.; Michael MOORE, Henry MOORE and Phillip MOORE, all of Detroit, Mich.; a step-daughter, Brenda DYMOND, Sanford. N.C.; two step-sons, Randall BOWMER, Sanford, N.C., and David OSBORN, Durham, N.C.; two sisters, Nellie ARNDT, Union Mills, and Janet SMEAL. Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Ronald MOORE, Michigan City; several grandchildren and step-grandchildren.  he was preceded in death by a step-son, Gregory.

                Services were March 23 at Miller’s Funeral Chapel, Sanford, N.C.  Burial was at the Moore Family Cemetery, Sanford, N.C., with full military honors.

 

Donald F. Shifflette Jr.

                Former Rochesrter resident, Donald Faudree SHIFFLETTE Jr., 63, 3790 Bengal Road, Gulf Breeze, Fla., died Tuesday in Florida.

                He was a graduate of Ohio State University and a retired U.S. Naval aviator.  He was retired from the sales department of Sonoco Products Company.  He was a member of the VFW, Gulf Breeze Post 4407, BPOE Lodge 2120, Masonic Lodge 79 F&AM, the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Temple.

                He is survived by his wife, Jackie SHIFFLETTE, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; two sons, Jay SHIFFLETTE, Melbourne, Fla. and Jeff SHIFFLETTE, Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Susan PFEIFFER, Fremont, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Douglas (Sally) MORRIS, Columbus, Ohio and four grandchildren.

                Services are at 1 p.m. today at the Martin Funeral Home, Gulf Breeze, Fla.  Burial will be at the Barrancas National Cemetery in Florida.


Dr. David W. King

Sept. 4, 1953 - March 30, 1995

                Dr. David W KING, DDS, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Jennings Hospital, North Vernon, from injuries sustained in a farm tractor accident.

                Surviving are his wife Candice [KING] and parents James and Bettye KING of Rochester.

                Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, North Vernon.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Picketts Funeral Home, 209 S. State St., North Vernon.

                Arranements are pending at Picketts Funeral Home, North Vernon.

 

Saturday, April 1, 1995

 

Dr. David W. King

Sept. 9, 1953 - March 30, 1995

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, North Vernon, Ind., for Dr. David W. KING, DDS, 41, North Vernon.  Father Robert DREWES will officiate.

                Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Pickett Funeral Home in North Vernon.

                Burial will be in the Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute.  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Father Maurice HAYES officiating.

                King, formerly of Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Jennings Community Hospital due to a tractor accident on the family farm.  He was born in Evansville to James M. and Bettye Ida PAYNE KING, who both survive.  On Aug. 12,1978, in Indianapolis, he married Candice C. McKEEN, who also survives.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, in which he served as a captain from 1981 to 1985.  He was a 1971 graduate of Rochester High School, a 1975 graduate of the I.U. School of Dentistry.  He was an associate-partner in a group practice in Versailles from 1986 to December, 1994.  He had just purchased a practice from Dr. Jerry LEAR in Indianapolis and was to start work Monday.

                King lived in Indianapolis from 1975 to 1981 and was a member of the Herron Morton Place Neighborhood Association.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic School Board, the Knighs of Columbus, the Jennings County Extension Board and the Jennings County 4-H Council.  He was local vice-president of the American Cancer Society.  He was a Little League sponsor in both North Vernon and Versailles, a past preseident of the North Vernon Kiwanis Evening Club and was active in the Lady of Loures Catholic Church in Gibson City, Ill.  He served as a host of foreign exchange students, was a member of the South Central Indiana Dog Obedience Club and Navda Hunting and Kennel Club and also worked in the Jennings County Community Hospital in North Vernon and the King’s Daughter Hospital in Madison.

                Surviving with his wife and parents are two sons, Tristan and Carl [KING]; three daughters, Rachel, Rebecca and Ellary [KING], who are all still at home; three brothers, Myron [KING], of Knoxville, Tenn., Marshall [KING] of Chicago and Frank [KING] of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one sister, Linda RILEY of Warsaw.  Memorials may be made to the trust fund set up in his honor at the Home Federal Savings Bank, through the Pickett Funeral Home.


Delores A. Hamilton

June 22, 1933 - March 30, 1995

                Delores A. HAMILTON, 61, 11352 West 400 North, Rochester, died 7:50 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

                She was born in Winamac to Samuel and Irene LONG REARICK.  On May 22, 1956, in Star City, she married Lawrence A. HAMILTON, who survives.  She was a member of the Houskeeping staff at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac and the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Winamac.  She was a firefighter with the Chassahowitzka, Fla. fire department; a newspaper delivery person for the Citrus County Chronice, Crystal River, Gla., and was the Florida State Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) Queen in 1985.

                Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Debra STROLER, Burnettsville; Patty KNEBEL, Homosassa, Fla.; Tammy HAMILTON, at home, in Rochster and Brenda ADAMS, Inverness, Fla.; four sons, Sam [HAMILTON], Gurdon, Ark.; Daniel [HAMILTON], Monterey; Larry [HAMILTON], Jacksonville, Fla. and Glen [HAMILTON], who is at home; one sister, Charlene FLOYD, Winamac; and fourteen grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m Monday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Homes, Royal Center, with the Rev. Gregory J. POWERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Star City I.O.O.F. Cemetery.   Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday.

 

Monday, April 3, 1995

 

James L. Wiggs

Aug. 30, 1951 - April 1, 1995

                James L. “Wiggy” WIGGS, 43, Miami, died at 5:29 p.m. Saturday at home.

                He was born in Searcy, Ark., to Raymond and Betty MILLER WIGGS.  On Dec. 19, 1979, he married Barbara EATON, who survives.  He served in the U.S. Air Force.  He was a machine repair apprentice at the Chrysler Corporation of Kokomo.  He was a member of the Ricochet Country and Western Band and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Kokomo.  He loved music and fishing.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, Wes WIGGS, Miami; a daughter, Nicole WIGGS, Miami; father and step-mother, Raymond and Naomi WIGGS, Kokomo; mother and step-father, Betty and Charles MILNER, Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.; four brothers, Jon WIGGS, Conway, Ark., Lee WIGGS, Kokomo, Robert MILNER, Kokomo; two sisters, Rena DICKSON, Avon, Colo., and Rhonda PRUIETT, Rocheter.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, with Rev. Virgil BARKER officiating.  Burial will be at the Akron Cemetery in Akron.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Association.


Agnes Kramer Craig

Oct. 7, 1907 - April 1, 1995

                Agnes KRAMER CRAIG, 87, 1109 Jackson Blvd., died at 3:03 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born near Rochester to Carl and Maude CLAREY MILLER.  On March 21, 1925, in Rocheter, she married Loren KRAMER, who preceded in death.  On Oct. 8, 1959, in Rochester, she married Merle CRAIG, who died in January 1972.  She was a homemaker.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. DeVon (Betty) HUTCHINSON, Bourbon; a son, Bob and June KRAMER, Rochester; a step-daughter, Maxine SCHALLER, Indianapolis; a step-son, Arthur CRAIG, Akron; six grandchildren, Paula FOELLINGER, Indianapolis, Fred and Jud SUMPTER, Rochester, Brent KRAMER, Plymouth, Rick KRAMER, Amston, Conn., and Craig SCHALLER, Indianapolis; a brother, Charles MILLER, Rochester, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther MATHEWS and Ruth RITTER and a brother, John MILLER.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Samuel BENNETT officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from noon until the service Tusday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Diabetic Foundation.

 

Clement V. Keller Sr.

Feb. 14, 1905 - April 2, 1995

                Clement V. KELLER Sr., 90, Pulaski County Road 500 E, died at 8:05 a.m. Sunday at home.

                He was born in Monterey to Joseph and Margaret HARTMAN KELLER.  On April 21, 1936, in Peterstown, Ill., he married Marjorie M. PRENDERGAST, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Patricia A. O’DONNELL, Winamac, Ruth E. ZEHNER, Monterey, Mary M. PERSONETTE, Versailles, and Marjorie K. WISE, Monterey; seven sons, John C. KELLER, Winamace; Thomas J. KELLER, Bremen; Clement V. KELLER Jr., Robert M. KELLER, James A. KELLER and Jerome K. KELLER, all of Monterey and Daniel L. KELLER, Culver; a sister, Laura KELLER, Monterey; a brother, Joseph KELLER, Monterey; fifty grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren and eight great-great-granchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila KELLER and a brother, Cecil KELLER.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey, with Rev. Dominic YOUNG officiating.  Burial will be at the St. Anne’s Cemetery, Monterey.  Friends may call from 1:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.  There will be a rosary service at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Hearthstone Hospice.


Robert S. Walker

Jan. 13, 1925 - April 2, 1995

                Robert S. WALKER, 70, 1411 Elm St., died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday at Rochester Health Care.

                He was born in Hammond to Harry and Gladys STRATTON WALKER.  On July 28, 1994, in Rochester, he married Barbara HOPPER EDWARDS, who survives.  He was retired from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in Chicago, Ill.

                Surviving with his wife are a son, David WALKER, Munster; a daughrter, Mrs. Bernard (Diane) BURCHZYK, Dyer; five step-daughters, Carla AGRENTINE of Florida, Karrie MATHIAS, Rochester, Sharon HIGGINS, Hobart, Susan CRISPEN, Rochester, and Linda OVERMYER, Leiters Ford; a step-son, David JUNKIN of Florida; four grandchildren and fourteen step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise FISHER, 1979, and a sister, Shirley OGDEN.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, with Rev. Allan HAZEN officiating.  Burial will be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Harold D. Johnson Jr.

May 24, 1965 - April 2, 1995

                Harold Dean JOHNSTON Jr., 29, 614 N. Troutman, Kewanna, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at his parents’ home where he resided.

                He was born in Rochester to Harold D. and Brenda BAKER JOHNSTON, who survive.  He was a 1983 graduate of Logansport High School and worked at the Rochester Kroger’s Store.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kewanna.

                Survivig with his parents are two brothers, Douglas JOHNSTON, Kewanna, and Jeff JOHNSTON, Indianapolis; a grandfather, Donald JOHNSTON, Rochester; a gradmother, Stella RANS, Kewanna; a nephew and two nieces.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Burial will be at the Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from    2-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Leonard R. Bounsall

Sep. 4, 1907 - April 2, 1995

                Leonard R. BOUNSALL, 87, Indianapolis, died Sunday at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He owned the Sun Cleaners and Dyers, Indianapolis, for 40 years, retiring in 1971.  He was presently a bus attendant for Washington Township Eastwood Junior High School.  He was a member of the East 91st Street Christian Church.

                Surviving are his wife, Evelyn ALLEN BOUNSALL; a daughter, Lueva “Billie” FRANCIS, Indianapolis, and a son, Richard BOUNSALL, Rochester.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Flanner-Buchanan Broad Ripple Funeral Home, Indianapolis.  Burial will be at the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call from    4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


George D. Martin

Jan. 17, 1961 - March 31, 1995

                George Douglas MARTIN, 34, Mentone, died Friday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at the instersection of U.S. 25 and Indiana 110.

                He was born in New Albany.  He worked for the Etna Green Grain and Elevator Company and Bambie Roofing, Etna Green.

                Surviving are a son, Jeremy D. MARTIN, Salem; fiancee, Tina VanDUSEN, Mentone; mother, Emma L. ROUTH MARTIN, Jeffersonville; five step-sons, James RICH and David RICH, both of Iowa City, Iowa, Joshua VanDUSEN, Jeremiah VanDUSEN and Nathan VanDUSEN, all of Mentone; three brothers, Tommy G. MARTIN, Greentown, Ricky J. MARTIN, Macy, and Charles E. MARTIN, Jeffersonville; four sisters, Betty J. STICKELS and Beverly Ann ANDERSON, both of New Albany, Vickie L. RUCKMAN, Sharpsville, and Sandra S. MARTIN, Indianapolis.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Swarens Funeral Home, Ramsey.  Burial will be at the Hancock Chapel Cemetery, Depauw.  Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today and after    12 noon Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Tuesday, April 4, 1995

 

Jean Alan

Aug. 6, 1909 - March 30, 1995

                Word was received of the death of former Rochester resident Genevieve SHOBE (Jean ALAN), 85, who died at home Thursday in Tucson, Ariz.

 

Joe W. Cook

                Word was received of the death of former area resident Joe Wayne COOK of San Jose, Calif.

                He was a 1949 graduate of Beaver Dam High School and lived in California since 1950.

 

Wednesday, April 5, 1995

 

Helen R. Spencer

Sept. 11, 1913 - April 3, 1995

                Helen R SPENCER, 81, Cicero, died at 11:10 a.m. Monday at the South Harbour Healthcare Center, Noblesville.

                She was born in Indianapolis to John L. and Ruth M. LITTLE WHITE.  On Aug. 8, 1933, in Sullivan, she married Paul E. SPENCER.  She was a 1931 graduate of Shortridge High School, a member of the Monticello Christian Church and a housewife.

                Surviving are two sons, John P. SPENCER, Cicero, and Lynn L. SPENCER, Alpharetta, Ga.; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

                Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maple Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Neil ALLEN officiating.  The Reinke Funeral Home, Flora, is in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, April 6, 1995 to Friday, April 7, 1995

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, April 8, 1995

 

John A. Hileman

                John Alvin HILEMAN, 78, of Route 1, Twelve Mile, died at 6:05 p.m. Friday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

 

Monday, April 10, 1995

 

John A. Hileman

Oct. 2, 1916 - April 7, 1995

                John Alvin HILEMAN, 78, of Route 1, Twelve Mile, died at 6:05 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born in Miami County to Marshall A. and Ida M. ENSLEY HILEMAN.  On Sept. 9, 1939, in the home of the late Rev. C.F. GOLDEN, near Chili, he married Florence A. HOOVER, who survives.  He served with the 13th Armored Division in Europe during World War II.  He was a retired employee of Gearhart Feed Mill, Twelve Mile.  He was a member of the Skinner Christian Church, Twelve Mile, where he was the Sunday School superintendent for a number of years.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Robert L. [HILEMAN], Indianapolis, and John R. [HILEMAN], Twelve Mile; two grandchildren, John Robert HILEMAN, Peru, and Drina HILEMAN, Logansport, and one step-great-granddaughter, Tiffany N. FUQUA, Peru.  Preceding in death was one granddaughter, Jeanne HILEMAN.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David CORRELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call from       4-8 p.m. today.

 

Don R. Roy

Feb. 16, 1931 - March 26, 1995

                Word has been received of the death of Don R. ROY, 64, of Hermitage, Tenn.

                Mr. Roy was born in Rochester to Ray and Edna ROY.  He was a 1948 Rochester High School graduate and an advertising executive with Admark Advertising Agency, Nashville, Tenn.

                Surviving are two daughters, Kathy CAMPBELL and Amy MOORE; two sons, Larry and Brian [ROY]; one grandson, Alex MOORE, all of Nashville, Tenn., and one brother, Ray “Charlie” ROY, Denver, Colo.

                Cremation was followed by interment on Lake Whitmer, Waco, Texas.


Tuesday, April 11, 1995

 

Hazel Hazlett

Jan. 18, 1900 - April 11, 1995

                Hazel HAZLETT, 95, died at 12 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Memorial Home, Warren, after an extended illness.

                She was born in Rochester to Charles and Margaret NEFF HUNNESHAGEN.  On Dec. 31, 1928 in Fort Wayne she married Dr. Peter G. HAZLETT, who died Feb. 10-, 1989.  She was a homemaker and member of the First Presbytrian Church, Marion.  She moved to Warren in 1970.  She and her husband spent time at a lake home in Rochester.

                There are no survivors.

                Private graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Spring Hill Cemetery, Warren, with the Rev. Andrew SCHRAMM officiating.  Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Home, 801 Huntington Ave., Warren, 46792.  Butler and Glancy Funeral Home, Warren, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wednesday, April 12, 1995

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, April 13, 1995

 

Betty M. Miller

June 14, 1915 - April 12, 1995

                Betty M. MILLER, 79, 207 Westwood Lane, died at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, where she had been a patient for three days.

                Born in Elizabeth, N.J., to Jay Edward and Florence OPLE FADDE, on Oct. 5, 1940 in Indianapolis, she married Everett R. MILLER.  He died on Jan. 29, 1989.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.  She lived most of her life in Indianapolis with 10 years in Monticello, along the Tippecanoe River.  In the winter, she lived in Sarasota, Fla.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Marilyn) PACE, Rochester, and Mrs. David (Evelynn) SHIRK, Ann Arbor, Mich.; five grandchildren, Melinda and Nathanial Rolland PACE, Rochester; Nichole, Amanda and Matthew SHIRK, Ann Arbor, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine COREY, Indianapolis and Mrs. Mary CONDON, Tampa, Fla.; one brother, George SULLIVAN, Indianapolis and two nieces.  Preceding in death was one grandson, Michael Joseph PACE, who died in infancy.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Life Care Center of Rochester.


Mabel Lounsbury

June 5, 1900 - April 4, 1995

                Mabel LOUNSBURY, 94, formerly of Indianapolis, died at 5:32 p.m. Tuesday at the Delta Healthcare Center, Destin, Fla., where she had been a resident since 1990.

                She was born in Rochester to H. Earl and Edna [BERRIER] NAFE.  She was married to Clifford R. LOUNSBURY, who died in 1964.  She was a past president of the Stephen-Collins-Foster Travel Club, a member of the North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis and a past president of the Church Council of Women.

                Surviving are a son, Ronald C. LOUNSBURY, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Bessie NAFE, South Bend and one cousin, Georgia Belle NYLAND, Rochester.  Preceding in death were one brother, Harry NAFE and one sister, Marie SCHEUER.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Zimmerman Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Fern E. Master

Jan. 18, 1895 - April 12, 1995

                Former Kewanna resident Fern E. MASTER, 100, Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                She was born in Fulton County to Wilbur and Ella GROVES EWING.  On Feb. 28, 1918 in St. Joseph, Mich., she married Oscar H. MASTER, who died Oct. 15, 1955.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Church of Christ in Kewana, the Rochester Hospital Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Worthwhile Extension Homemakers.  She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Rochester, where she was a past Noble Grand.  She was a 1914 graduate of Kewanna High School.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Madlyn FORT, Rochester; one son, Orlyn MASTER, White Sands, N.M.; one sister, Chloe JOHNSON, Rochester; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one son and one brother.

                Services will be at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Homes, the Kewanna Chapel, with Pastor Clifford GANO officiating.  Burial will be in the Citizens I.O.O.R. Cemetery, Kewanna.  A Rebekah memorial service will be held at 7 ap.m. Friday at the funeral home  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ, Kewanna.


Betty J. Deck

July 6, 1921 - April 12, 1995

                Betty J. DECK, 73, 6264 West, 850 South, Clayupool, died 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at Life Care Center, Rochester.

                She was born in Royal Center to Harry and Anna BIRD BREW.  On Nov. 6, 1938 in Lowell, she married Merle A. DECK, who survives.  She was retired from Barber’s Sewing Center, Logansport in sales and as a supervisor at Hart, Schaffner & Marx, Rochester.  She attended Indian Creek Christian Church, Lucerne and was a member of the Harrison Township Extension Homemakers Club.  She enjoyed sewing and knitting.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Kathy A. SMITH, Claypool; two sons, Tom DECK, Warsaw and Rusty DECK, Lucerne; one sister, Susie JEFFERIES, Kokomo; one brother, Harry BREW, Royal Center; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were one daughter and one brother. 

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Royay Center Chapel of the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Homes, with Bob CREE officiatng.  Burial will be in the Indian Creek Christian Cemetery, Lucerne.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday.

 

Edwin A. Shaffer

Oct. 25, 1912 - April 11, 1995

                Edwin A. SHAFFER, 82, Apt. 3A., College Square Apartments, Rochester, died Tuesday morning at his residence following an illness.

                He was born in Frankfort, Ind. to Howard and Gladys MILLER SHAFFER.  He lived in Rochester for the last 17 years after living in Kokomo and Frankfort.  On Sept.11, 1935 in Frankfort, he married Nellie M. NUNNALLY, who died April 4, 1976.  He was an employee of the Nickel Plate Railroad from 1935-1957 and was also an employee of the City Power and Light Co. in Frankfort.  He retired from Cuneo Press of Kokomo on Nov. 1, 1977.  He played on the Frankfort High School basketball team that won the state championship in 1930.  He graduated from Frankfort High School.  He served in the United States Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters in World War II.  He was a member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36, the Manitou Post VFW, both of Rocheter, and the Logansport Moose Lodge.

                Preceding in death was one brother, Richard SHAFFER.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Jack HARTMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery with graveside services at 12:30 p.m. Friday.  The American Legion and VFW posts will conduct the military rites at the funeral home following the service.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, April 14, 1995

 

Beatrice M. Doody

                Beatrice Mary DOODY, 87, 9849 15th Road, Argos, died at 6 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jerome (Patricia) KOOLAR.

                Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


Saturday, April 15, 1995

 

Beatrice M. Doody

Aug. 7, 1907 - April 14, 1995

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, for Beatrice M. DOODY, 87, Argos.

                Father MAHENDRA of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth, will officiate.  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Ill.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home.  A prayer vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

                Mrs. Doody died at 6 a.m. Friday at her daughter’s residence, 9849 15th Road, Argos, where she had lived since December.  She was born in Coopersville, Mich. to George and Jessie BAILARD MERCER.  In Chicago, she married James E. DOODY, who died in 1945.  She was a homemaker and a Red Cross nurse.  She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, both in Naperville, Ill.

                Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. William (Irene) LISAK, Naperville; Mrs. Jerome (Patricia) KOOLAR, Argos; Mrs. Robert (Beatrice) BERAN, Fullerton, Calif.; Jean HENNEY, Plymouth; Kathleen VIRES, Plymouth; Mrs. Oscar (Georgia) FORD, Victorville, Calif. and Mrs. Angel (Martha) ROSARIO, Chicago; five sons, James DOODY, Plymouth; Arthur DOODY, Woodridge, Ill.; Daniel DOODY, San Diego, Calif. Terrance DOODY, Plymouth and Patrick DOODY, Park Fals, Wis.; fifty grandchidren, several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosanna VALENTINO, Ironwood, Mich. and Margaret MUELLER, Downey, Calif.

 

Chad M. Bucher

Nov. 8, 1976 - April 14, 1995

                Chad M. BUCHER, 18, North Manchester, died at 1:20 a.m. Friday at Indiaa 13 and Kosciusko County Road 400 North in a car accident.

                He was born in Wabash to Jerry and Janice BOGGS BUCHER.  He was an employee of P.L.C. Veal Barn, North Manchester.

                Surviving are paternal grandmother, Betty SHIREMAN, Akron; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence BOGGS, Silver Lake; an aunt, Betty HAMLIN, North Manchester; one brother, Darby BUCHER, North Manchester and one sister, Jeri BUCHER, North Manchester.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sweetwater Assembly of God Church, North Manchester.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Sunday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.  Memorials may be made to the Sweetwater Assembly of God Church.

 

Monday, April 17, 1995

 

Myrtle Pearson Bucher

                Myrtle PEARSON BUCHER, 82, 262 West Oak St., and formerly of Washington Court House Ohio, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday at Rochester Health Cre Center, where she had been a patient for six days.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.


Charles M. Garner

June 28, 1912 - April 15, 1995

                Charles M. “Jack” GARNER, 82, 1882 Lilac Road, Plymouth, died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday at Bremen Health Care Center where he was a patient for two days.

                He was born in Argos to Harley and Ocie SWIHART GARNER.  On June 25, 1933 in Argos he married Alice BRYANT.  She died in 1982.  He farmed in the Culver and Tyner area until 1955, when he and his wife purchased the Maddon Inn at U.S. 31 and Indiana 6, Lapaz.  He and his wife established what is now Garner’s Truck Stop.  They operated that business until his retirement in 1977.  He was a member of the Church of God, Lapaz.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Rochelle) RODGERS, Valparaiso; Karen HAUERSPERGER, Charlotte, N.C., and Mrs. Larry (Diana) MAXSON, Bremen; two sons, Jack and Cindy GARNER, and Mike and Rhonda GARNER, both of Lapaz; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchidlren, and one sister, Hazel WINTERROWD, Rochester.  Preceding in death was one sister, Mable IRWIN, and one brother, Meritt [GARNER].

                Sevices will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Marvin ENGBRECHT and Chris GARNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m today and one hour before services on Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Union-North Ambulance Service, Lapaz and Lakeville.

 

Mary J. Nard

                Mary Jane NARD, 92, of Rochester, and formerly of Indianapolis, died Saturday.

                She was a homemaker, an accountant and the widow of Vernon T. NARD.

                Surviving are one daughter, Jerry A. DUNBAR, and two sons, Vernon and Steven [NARD], all of Rochester; eight gandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1 p.m Wednesday at the Washington Park Cemetery, North Mausoleum, Indianapolis.  Friends may call 30 minutes before services.  Memorial conributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary, Indianapolis, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Marvin Hays

                Marvin HAYS, 67, of 5370 East 500 North, Rochester, died this morning at his home following an illness.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home.


Tuesday, April 18, 1995

 

Marvin D. Hays

May 24, 1927 - April 17, 1995

                Funeral services for Marvin Dean HAYS, 67, 3570 East 500 North, Rochester, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

                The Rev. Rod RUBERG will officiate.  Burial arrangements are pending.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before services Thursday.

                Mr. Hays died at about 6 a.m. Monday at his home.  He had been in failing health for the past five years.  He was born in Rochester to Lawrence and Mary HAYS.  He was married to Madelyn THOMPSON, who preceded him in death.  On May 6, 1973 in Defiance, Ohio, he married Dixie M. BIBLER who survives.  He was a retired diesel mechanic for Zachrach Trucking Company, Defiance, Ohio.  He moved to Rochester in 1980.

                Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Doug (Vickie) WORKING, Peru; Mrs. Tim (Tonya) BUELL, Rochester, and Tracy HAYS, Rochester; one son, Marvin [HAYS] Jr., South Bend; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Maxine MILLER, Phoenix, Ariz., and three brothers, Melvin [HAYS], Fort Wayne; Lawrence [HAYS], Wyoming, and David [HAYS], Knox.  Preceding in death were an infant daughter, Debbie [HAYS], and one son, Gary [HAYS], in 1992.

 

Madge E. Stewart

Jan. 27, 1915 - April 16, 1995

                Madge E. STEWART, 80, 327 North Whitlock St., Bremen, died at 2:27 p.m. Sunday at Bremen Health Care Center.

                She was born in Rochester to T.J. and Fanny F. MANNING GAUMER.  She was a homemaker, volunteer at Bremen Health Care Center and member of the Bremen VFW auxiliary.

                Surviving are one daughter, Rebecca “Becky” ROMAN, Indianapolis, one son, James L. [STEWART], South Bend; three grandchildren and one sister, Lois WILSON, Rochester.  Preceding in death were one sister and two brothers.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen, with the Rev. Jim DESMARAIS-MORSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Bremen Cemetery.  Friends may call after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Bremen Health Care Center.

 

Edger F. Neuendorf

May 11, 1913 - April 17, 1995

                Edger F. NEUENDORF, 81, 4321 Hillcrest Drive, Madison, Wis., died at 4 a.m. Monday upon arrival at the emergency room at Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wis.

                He was born in Dundee, Ill., to Louis and Emma BAUER NEUENDORF.  On Feb. 20, 1938 in Rochester he married Justine LEININGER, who survives.  He was a salesman for Babson Brothers, Chicago, Ill., and a dairy sales and equipment company in Madison, Wis.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mary A. WIDRICK, Geneva, Ill.; two sisters, Eva BOOTJER and Leah NEUENDORF, and one brother, Louis [NEUENDORF], all of Illinois.  Preceding in death were three sisters and one brother.

                Services will be at 11:;30 a.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Harold LEININGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call after   10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Lela L. Zimmerman

Aug. 25, 1915 - April 18, 1995

                Lela L. ZIMMERMAN, 79, of 433 East 18th St., died at 1:30 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born in Rochester to Anson and Selma E. DOWNS DAVIS.  On April 9, 1939 in Rochester she married Major S. ZIMMERMAN, who died Sept. 19, 1991.  She was a Rochester High School graduate and for 40 years, a receptionist at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Pat) HOWELL, Rochester; two grandchildren, Mrs. Dan (Becky) SHOWLEY and Richard HOWELL, both of Rochester; one great-grandson, Peyton E  SHOWLEY and Brantlyn SHOWLEY, both of Rochester.  Preceding in death were one sister, Mary HARTLE, and two brothers, Donald and Everette DAVIS.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Sue BURTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Wednesday, April 19, 1995

 

Myrtle Bucher

Oct. 27, 1912 - April 16, 1995

                Myrtle BUCHER, 82, formerly of 907 Broadway St., Washington Court House, Ohio, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday at Rochester Health Care Center where she had been a patiend for four days.  She had been ill for six months.

                She was born in Fayette County, Ohio, to William E. and Deloracy LYONS BRILL.  She moved to Rochester in November 1994.  Before retiring she was a waitress at the former Bryant’s and Anderson’s Restaurants and was a member of the Fayette County Commission On Aging.

                Surviving are two sons, Warren and Sherian PEARSON, Rochester, and Harold and Betty PEARSON, New Castle; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Helen BAUGHN, Washington Court House, Ohio.  Preceding in death were her first husband, Warren E. PEARSON, who died in 1946; her second husband, Lawrence H. BUCHER, who died in 1982; four brothers, Raymond and Clyde BRILL and Floyd and Francis REED; two sisters, Deloracy Peggy CARSON and Esther M. GOLDSBERRY.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, Washington Court House, Ohio, with the Rev. Joe DUVALL officiating  Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Council of Fayette Co., Box 113, Washington Court House, Ohio, 43160.  Foster & Good Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.


Vera E. Kreischer

Feb. 19, 1917 - April 18, 1995

                Vera E KREISCHER, 78, 530 Forest Place, Culver, died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

                She was born in London, Ky., to Humphrey and Lydia O’DELL JONES.  On Nov. 18, 1936 in Rochester she mrried Raymond E. KREISCHER, who died March 28, 1994.  She moved from Delong to Culver in 1976.  She was a homemaker and member of the VFW Post 6919 Mothers Auxiliary, and the Culver Eagles Auxiliary.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (June) SAGE, Culver; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and one sister, Minnie DECKER, Culver.  Preceding in death were one son, Raymond C. KREISCHER; three sisters, and five brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Wayne McALLISTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

B. Kathryn Lowe

Feb. 19, 1912 - April 19, 1995

                B. Kathryn LOWE, 83, 4867 Sheriden Road, Noblesville, died at 6:10 a.m. today at Life Care Center, where she had been a resident since November 1993.

                She was born in Hamilton County to James A. and Goldie GEIGER MOSER.  On July 2, 1937 in Noblesville she married Floyd LOWE, who survives.  She was a homemaker and member of the Gray Friends Church, Carmal, and Extension Homemakers, Noblesville.  She attended Little Chicago School and West Field Friends Seminary.

                Surviving with her husband are one daugher-in-law, Rosalie LOWE, Rochester; two grandchildren, Julie and Gregory A. LOWE, both of Rochester; one great-granddaughter, Rebekah J. LOWE, and one brother, Robert [MOSER], Anderson.  Preceding in death were one son, Richard H. [LOWE], who died Nov. 4, 1994; two sisters, Frances and Edna [MOSER], and one brother, Charles [MOSER].

                Services and burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Gray Friends Church Cemetery, 14544 Gray Road, Carmel, with the Rev. Frances KINSEY officiating.  Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. at the cemetery.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.  Hartzler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, April 20, 1995

 

Jack E. Smith

Feb. 6, 1938 - April 19, 1995

                Jack E. SMITH, 57, 2719 East Broadway St., Logansport, died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home. He was born in Cass County to L. Fern REASON SMITH.  On November 6, 1960 in Logansport he married Margaret J.  “Maggie” STRONG, who survives.  On April 25, 1983, after 25 years, he retired from the Logansport Fire Department.  He was a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church, International Fire Fighters Association, American Legion Post 60, Elks Lodge 66 and F.O.P. Lodge 71.  He graduated from Grass Creek High School in 1956 and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Jeff S. SMITH, Naples, Fla.; his mother, L. Fern SMITH, Logansport, and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Doug MANKELL officiating.  Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday.

 

Mildred C. Robinson

Feb. 13, 1903 - April 20, 1995

                Mildred C. ROBINSON, 92, of Bowling Green, Ky., and formerly of 1535 East Ninth St., Rochester, died at 5:15 a.m. today at the Bowling Green, Ky., Medical Center.

                She was born in Kewanna to Charles E. and Margaret HOLMES COLLINS.  On Aug. 29, 1923 in Rochester she married Fred E. ROBINSON, who died Feb. 4, 1968.  She was a homemaker and member of the Rochester First Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Gray Ladies ad Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary.  She helped with the American Red Cross Blood Bank.  She lived in Fulton County for most of her life and moved to Bowling Green in 1993.

                Surviving are one son, Jack L. [ROBINSON], Bowling Green, Ky.; one grandson, Gary L. [ROBINSON], New Albany, and one great-grandson, Dustin, New Albany.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Milo and William Howard COLLINS.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark SPENCER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.

 

Maurine R. Linden

April 22, 1910 - April 19, 1995

                Maurine R. LINDEN, 84, 2111 North Third St., Logansport, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

                She was born in Lochiel to Oliver H. and Mary MARSON WOOD.  On Oct. 16, 1938 in Logansport she married Harry Earl LINDEN, who died Nov. 11, 1992.  She was a homemaker and member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church and Noble Township Extension Homemakers Club.  She graduated from Logansport High School in 1928.

                Surviving are nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Preceding in death were three sisters.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kroeger Funeral home, 711 East Market St., Logansport, with the Rev. Doug MANKELL officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


Friday, April 21, 1995

 

James B. McKee

Aug. 19, 1907 - April 20, 1995

                James B. McKEE, 87, of 1604 West Side Drive, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at his home.  He had been ill for four months.

                He was born in Clay County to Joe and Oma McKEE.  He moved from Clay City to Rochester in 1980.  On Oct. 19, 1935 in Illinois he married Alice Mae McADAMS, who survives.  He was a heavy equipment operator for the former McMahan-O’Conner Construcrtion Co., Rochester, and Barth Construcrtion Co., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., during the winter months.  While residing in Clay City he owned and operated Jimmy’s Grill for 15 years.

                Preceding in death were one sister, Violet HOOPENGARNER, and four brothers, Harold, Roy, Arnold and When McKEE.

                Private services will be held and there will be no visitation.  Foster & Good Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Marjorie I. Jones

Aug. 16, 1917 - April 20, 1995

                Marjorie I. JONES, 77, of 6715 South 1200 West, Kewanna, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                She was born in Wayne Township to Charles and Lois SWEARINGEN SPOTTS.  On March 7, 1937 in Fulton she married Robert B. JONES, who survives.  She was a homemaker and member of the Grass Creek United Methodist Church where she served in the nursery for 29 years.  She was a member of the church missionary society.  She graduated from Grass Creek High School in 1935.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Pam CAMPBELL, Indianapolis; two sons, Jerry [JONES], Winamac, and Bill [JONES], Kewanna; five grandchildren, Jack and Tom JONES, Lorie KIRKLEY and Tracy and Jill CAMPBELL; two great-graddaughters, Ashley and Chelsey JONES; one sister, Betty HUFFMAN, Delphi, and one brother, George POTTS, Mesa, Ariz.  Preceding in death was one brother.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grass Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don REED officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from       2-8 p.m. Saturday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and one hour before services Sunday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Grass Creek United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

 

Saturday, April 22, 1995

 

Frances Allen

                Frances ALLEN, 78, 508 Clay St., Rochester, died at 9 p.m. Friday at the Life Care Center of Rochester.

                Arranements are pending at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home.


Andrew W. Fouts

July 13, 1909 - April 21, 1995

                Andrew W. FOUTS, 85, of Denver, Ind., died at 9:56 a.m. Friday at Dukes Hospital, Peru.

                He was born in Richland Township in Miami County to Welcome and Ada CLENDENING FOUTS.  On Nov. 27, 1930, he married Margaret LOVE, who survives.  He retired from farming and working at General Tire.  He was a member of the Chili United Methodist Church and the General Tire Retirees.  He enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.

                Surviving with his wife are two sons, Paul Dean FOUTS, Wabash and Billy FOUTS, Denver; three sisters, Louise NEEDHAM, Indianapolis; Ervina RIFE, Indianapolis and Pauline SEE, Peru; one brother, Robert FOUTS, Denver; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three daughters and two brothers.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Roann Chapel, Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home with the Rev. William SHEWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. at the Roann Chapel.  Memorials may be made to the Miami Cancer Society.

 

Monday, April 24, 1995

 

Dorothy R. Conklin

April 12, 1927 - April 23, 1995

                Dorothy R. CONKLIN, 68, 2108 Ford Court, died at 2:35 p.m. Sunday at Rochester Life Care Center.

                She was born in Springdale, Ark. to Elmer F. and Thelma GARDNER HILL.  On June 23, 1961 she married LeRoy J. CONKLIN, who survives.  She was a member of Fidelity Chapter No. 58 Order of Eastern Star and the Logansport Eagles Lodge No. 323 Ladies Auxiliary.

                Surviving with her husband are one son, James F. MINTER, Elkhart; two step-sons, Ronald L. and Dennis C. [CONKLIN], both of Peru; one step-daughter, Cheryl WHITTENBERGER, Mexico; one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters, and one sister, Betty DALE, Muncie.  Preceding in death was one daughter.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Chip GAST officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Shirley Gretona

Oct. 8, 1939 - April 19, 1995

                Word has been received of the death of Shirley [GRETONA], Sarasota, Fla.

                She was born in Rochester to Otto and Margaret GRETONA.  The family performed with Cole Bros. Circus where her parents, [The Great Gretonas], did the high wire act.

                Surviving are one brother, Enrique “Ricky”, and one sistrer, Gloria [GRETONA].  Funeral services were held in Florida and she was cremated.


Rosalee Hooks

April 9, 1924 - April 22, 1995

                Rosalee HOOKS, 71, Athens, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                She was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Lewis and Cynthia SHEPHERD COLE.  On April 22, 1946 in Paintsville, Ky., she married Junior HOOKS, who survives.  She lived in Athens for 50 years, after moving there from Martin, Ky.  She retired from Hart Schffner and Marx Corp. in 1987 after 23 years of service.  She was a member of Rochester Church of God.

                Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Frank L. (Brenda) HARRELL, Argos; one son, James K. [HOOKS], Argos; three grandchildren, Tammy TRACY, Bourbon; Melissa ARTIST, Argos, and Christpher HOOKS, Rocheter; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn TURNER, Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) FELTHOFF, Rochester, and six brothers, Aaron and Geneviva [COLE], Harvest, Ala.; Owen and Lilly [COLE], Lake Wales, Fla.; Adrian and Garnet [COLE], Lake Wales, Fla.; William and Holly [COLE], Watervliet, Mich.; Belve and Linda [COLE], Wabash, and Raymond [COLE], Hazard, Ky.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rochester Church of God with the Rev. Larry L. PYEATT officiting.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and         6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Guneral Home and one hour before services Wednesday at the church.

 

Sidney D. Alber

Feb. 17, 1934 - April 22, 1995

                Sidney D. “Sid” ALBER, 61, 4533 North Indiana 25, died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at home after a long illness.

                He was born in Rochester to L.G. and Helen CLARK ALBER.  On Nov. 21, 1952 in Mentone he married Phyllis D. BOWSER, who surives.  He was a self-employed carpet installer and member of the Talma United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday School superintendent, teacher and song leader for many years.  He was also a member of the Talma Lions Club and served on Newcastle Township Advisory Board.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Connie C.) BURKHART, Amboy; two sons, Tom E. and Sandra [ALLEN], Woodburn; Randy A. and Theresa [ALLEN], Claypool; six grandchildren, Matthew BURKHART, Amboy; Staci and Bryce ALBER, Woodburn; Derek, Dana, and Daren ALBER, Claypool; his father L.G. and step-mother Marguerite ALBER, Rochester; two step-granddaughters, April and Michelle, Warsaw, two step-great-grandsons.  Preceding in death was his mother Helen C. ALBER.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Talma United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gene McCAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from        2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home and one hour before services Tuesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Kosciusko County Hospice, Fulton County Cancer Society and Talma United Methodist Church.


Goldie V. Conley

Sept. 25, 1923 - April 22, 1995

                Goldie Von CONLEY, 71, 10810 14th Road, Plymouth, died at 10 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Marshall County.

                She was born in Salyersville, Ky., to Duncan and Martha HALL.  On Sept. 19, 1942 she married Rasho CONLEY, who survives.  She lived in Rochester for 45 years, after moving from Salyersville, Ky.  She retired in 1987 after 25 years with Torin Brookside and attended Gospel Lighthouse Church, Plymouth.

                Surviving with her husband are five daughters, Barbara A. McLEAN, Dolores F EGOLF and Thelma M. BURNS, all from Plymouth; Virginia L. COLE, Danville, Ill., and Elaine S. COLE, Broadhead, Wis; two sons, Manuel and Charles D. CONLEY, both of Plymouth; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death are one son, Robert CONLEY; one granddaughrter, Tracy [CONLEY]; five sisters and one brother.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Creed ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Argos Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before services Wednesday.

 

Frances Allen

Oct. 29, 1916 - April 21, 1995

                Frances ALLEN, 78, 508 Clay St., died at 8:55 p.m. Friday at Rochester Life Care Center.

                She was born in Francesville to Caughey and Alice Maude CHAPMAN IMLER.  On Oct. 14, 1937 in Delphi she married Basil L. ALLEN, who died Jan. 17, 1970.  In 1981 she retired as a matron at Rochester High School.  She also worked for many years at the former Island Park Restaurant.  She was a member of Burton United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. David (Janice) DLUZAK, Rochester; Mrs. Wayne (Vera) STANTON, Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Catherine, Emily and Harriett DLUZAK, all of Rochester; Mrs. Steve (Andrea) BRYDGES and Mrs. Donald (Allison) COLLINS, both of Indianapolis; one great-grandson, Zachary COLLINS, Indianapolis; five sistrs, Grace BUSH, Brookston; Alice PERKINS, Wabash; Blanche HOFHERR, Fort Wayne; Pauline COLLINS and Naomi HERRIN, both of Ruskin, Fla.  Preceding in death were one sister and one brother.

                Services were to have been at 1 p.m. today at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. David MILLS officiating.  Burial was to be at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Memorial may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Heart Fund or Burton United Methodist Church.

 

Golda F. Zahniser

                Word has been received of the death of Golda Faye ZAHNISER, Oceanside, Calif.

                She was born in Rochester and moved to Oceanside, Calif., in 1930.  She was responsible for starting that city’s first community hospital nearly 60 years ago.  She was a nurse who in 1975 was named the most outstanding living professional woman who contributed to the development of Oceanside by the Oceanside Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Blade-Tribune.

                Surviving are two sons, Stephen [ZAHNISER], Yucaipa, Calif. and Ellis [ZAHNISER], Cottonwood, and one daughter, Susie PUCKETT, Sheridan, Wyo.


Tuesday, April 25, 1995

 

Chauncey R. Oren

Jan. 7, 1911 - april 24, 1995

                Chauncey R. OREN, 84, 4465 South Wabash Road, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born in Randolph County to Ottie and Maude WRIGHT OREN.  On Dec. 23, 1945 in Rochester he married Hannah L. HOOD, who survives.  A graduate of Wabash College, he received his master’s degree in education from Indiana University.  He was a former principal at the Burton and Woodrow Schools and was a retired Columbia Elementary School teacher.  He was an elementary school basketball and baseball coach.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.  He was a member of Alpha Beta Phi Fraternity and the Sphinx Cub, First Presbyterian Church, the Elks Lodge, Lions Club, American Legion and Vetersns of Foreign Wars.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, C. Richard OREN, Rochester, and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann OREN, Lwrenceburg.  Preceding in death were six brothers and two sistes.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Family Funeral Home, with Pastor Sue BURTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before services Wednesday.  Memorias may be made to the Columbia School library or the Alzheimers Foundation.

 

Wednesday, April 26, 1995

 

Laura G. Wynn

April 10, 1930 - April 25, 1995

                Laura G. WYNN, 65, 16871 15th B Road, Culver, died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Plymouth.

                She was born in Argos to Howard E. and Chloe O’CONNOR McGRIFF.  She lived in Culver for 47 years, after moving there from the Hibbard area.  On Nov. 12, 1949 in Culver she married Charles L. WYNN, who survives.  She was member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Maxinkuckee Rebecca Lodge and the Hibbard Circle.

                Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Marna WYNN, Culver, and Mrs. Robert (Lisa) REPP, Plymouth; two sons, Michael [WYNN], Bloomington, and Gteg [WYNN], Plymouth; four grandchildren; two sisters, Susie VOREIS, Plymouth, and Virginia YEICH, Franklin, and three brothers, Lester McGRIFF, Argos, William McGRIFF, Vincennes, and Thomas REED, Rochester.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bonine Funeral Home with the Rev. P. Michael DIXON officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Culver.  Friends may call from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorial services will be conducted by the Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge at 7:30 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Association.


Kristy A. Meyer

Feb. 2, 1978 - Apr. 25, 1995

                Kristy A. MEYER, 17, 216 North Toner St., Kewanna, died at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday at her home.

                She was born in Dennison, Texas, to Anthony V. and Susy R. SCHEERER, who survive.  She was in 11th grade at Eastern Pualski High School, Winamac, and worked part time to Arby’s in Winamac.

                Surviving with her parents are paternal grandmother, Ilene MEYER, Winamac; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby McCLELLAN, Route 1, Kewanna, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward SCHEERER, Anderson.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harrison=Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Denise DAVAULT officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Michael R. Eskridge

                Michael Ray ESKRIDGE, 31, 1338 Wabash Road, died at 12:10 a.m. today at Life Care Center of Rochester.

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

 

 

Thursday, April 27, 1995

 

Michael R. Eskridge

Oct. 17, 1963 - April 26, 1995

                Michael Ray ESKRIDGE, 31, 1338 Wabash Road, died at 12:10 a.m Wednesday at LifeCare Center of Rochester, following an illness.

                He was born in South Bend to Harry ESKRIDGE Jr. and Barbara EMIGH ENYART.  He lived in Rochester for the past 25 years, moving here from Knox.  He was a graduate of Rochester High School and Wrights Beauty College, Logansport.  He was a hair stylist who owned and operated Michael’s Mad Cuts on East Ninth Street.

                Surviving are his parents Emerson and Barbara ENYART, Rochester, and Harry and Diane ESKRIDGE Jr., Plymouth; four sisters, Sherry WISLER, Elkhart; Linda RASNICK, Indianapolis; Cathy PREWITT, Grafton, Ohio, and Janet Sue ENYART, Rochester; two brothers, Keith and Gary [ESKRIDGE], both of Rochester; maternal grandmother, Lillian EMIGH, Knox, and cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 10 a.m Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl RICKS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from   2-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour before services Friday.

 

Neil Kuhn

                Neil KUHN, 72, 816 E. Rochester St., Akron, died at 5:13 a.m. today at St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for one week.

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


Friday, April 28, 1995

 

Neil V  Kuhn

Nov. 17, 1921 - April 27, 1995

                Neil V. KUHN, 72, 816 East Rochester St., Akron, died at 5:13 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincents Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for one week.

                He was born in Akron to Max and Etta VICKREY KUHN.  On Jan. 9, 1943 in North Manchester he married Jean L. KRAUTER, who survives.  He lived in the Akron community his entire life, except for 3 years during World War II when he served in the United States Air Force, stationed on the Aleutian Islands in the Pacific Theater.  He was retired from the United States Postal Service in Akron where he delivered mail on Route 2.  He was a member of Akron United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Miles (Pat) HOFFMAN, Silver Lake; Mrs. George (Pam) MOFFIT, Carmel; Mrs. Charles (Cathy) FRENCH, North Manchester, and Mrs. Andy (Nancy) SHEWMAN, North Manchester; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one sister, Norma Jaean BURN, Akron.  Preceding in death were two infant brothers.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Dennis SHOCK officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and one hour before services Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church.

 

Jackson L. Garner

                Word has been received of the death of Jackson L. GARNER, Oceanside, Calif.

                He died of Alzheimer’s disease.  Garner was born in Alabama and retired from the U.S. Marinc Corps as a captain.  He was married 31 years to Margaret ZUMBAUGH MOW, who survives.  She is a native of this area.  For a number of years he was a summer resident of Tiosa.

 

Saturday, April 29, 1995

 

Ora P. Greer

July 10, 1907 - April 28, 1995

                Ora P. GREER, 87, Twelve Mile, died at 6:07 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born in Miami County to John and Cora WOLF GREER.  On April 6, 1929 in Kewanna, he married Ruby PINDER, who survives.  He was a member of the Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter.

                Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mary WILSON, Muncie; several nieces and nephews, three grandchildren and six great-brandchildren.  Preceding in death were two brothers, Roy and Alvia GREER.

                Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Rod SCHULER officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cenmetery, Mexico.

 

Helen Irelan

                Helen IRELAN, 86, formerly of Akron, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday at the Markle Health Care Center, Markle.

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


Garnet L. Fisher

Aug. 10, 1911 - April 28, 1995

                Garnet L. FISHER, 83, of Denver, Ind., died at 10:22 a.m. Friday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born in Deedsville, Ind., to John and Effie SEE MARBURGER.  On June 9, 1930 in Plymouth, she married Floyd E. “Tubby” FISHER, who died Nov. 24, 1969.  She was a cook and a homemaker.  She was a cook at Oakwood Park, Syracuse, New York and Denver, North Miami and Mexico schools.  She was a member of the Denver Baptist Church, the Baptist Missionary Society, the 50 Plus Club and a former member of the Denver Study Club.  She was a former member of the Vashti Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mexico, and a member of the Ruth Chapter of O.E.S., Peru.

                Surviving are two daughters, Geraldine PATTERSON, Denver; Miriam BUTLER, Denver; one son, Norman L. FISHER, Denver; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

                Preceding in death were two brothers, Charles and Virgil FISHER; three sisters, Dessie OVERSTREET; Maudie ZIMMERMAN and Jennie MARBURGER.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Steve BATE and the Rev. Lawrence SEE officiating.  The Order of the Eastern Star will hold a service at 8 p.m. Monday.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.

 

Monday, May 1, 1995

 

Helen Irelan

Sep. 3, 1909 - April 28, 1995

                Helen IRELAN, 85, formerly of 809 East Rochesrter St., Akron, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Markle Health Care Nursing Home, Markle.

                She was born near Van Buren in Grant County to George and Golda DICKENS BAUM.  She lived most of her life in the Akron community.  On Feb. 28, 1932 in Gary she married Charles J. IRELAN, who died in 1965.  A retired elementary school teacher, she taught at Akron Elementary and Fort Wayne’s Indian Village Elementary schools.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God, Womens Federated Clubs and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

                Surviving are one daughter, Nancy TROYER, Huntington; three grandchildren, Charles TROYER, New York, N.Y.,; Mrs. Kenneth (Julia) FORNEY, Warren; Thomas TROYER, Angola; three great-grandchildren, Joel BUZZARD, Dustin FORNEY and Aaron FORNEY, all of Warren; one sister, Elicabeth BAUM, San Francisco, Calif. and nieces and nephews.

                Services were to have been at 10 a.m. today at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.

 

Donna J. Clemans             

                Donna Jean CLEMANS, 61, 2994 North 400 West, Rochester, died at 7 a.m. today at home.

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

 

Larry G. Lomax

                Larry G LOMAX, 56, 1604 Madison St., died at 12:28 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

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


Charles E. Gast

Nov. 25, 1917 - April 29, 1995

                Charles E “Chic” GAST, 77, 2324 Bayview Drive, died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Akron to Karl B. and Mabelle K. LEININGER GAST.  On May 25, 1950 in Greencastle he married Katherine TOWNSEND, who survives.  In 1983 he moved from Akron to Rochester.  He retired from Tippecano Valley School Corporation athletic department in 1983.  He was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He was a sports enthusiast and golfer.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Kim (Charla) STONEKING, Sheridan; Mrs. Bill (Mary Beth) SELLERS, Warsaw; three sons, the Rev. Chip (Paula) GAST, Logansport; Greg (Mary) GAST, Akron, and Doug (Bootie) GAST, Akron; twelve grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; two sisters, Juanita BOSWELL, North Manchester, and Dr. Donald (Barbara) VanGILDER, Mentone, and one brother, Stuart GAST, Winamac.  A brother, Thomas GAST, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11:30 a.m Wednesday at the Akron United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dennis SHOCK and George HAPNER officiating.  Burial will be later in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church.

 

Clinton E. Benedict

Jan. 3, 1919 - April 28, 1995

                Clinton E. BENEDICT, 76, 9388 Indiana 10, Argos, died at 8:36 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Hospital Marshall Co., Plymouth.  He had been ill for five months.

                He was born near Culver to Forrest and Margaret BODEY BENEDICT.  On Feb. 21, 1942 near Argos he married Eva L. NELLANS, who survives.  He retired in 1981 from Bendix Corp. Aircraft Brake and Strut Division with 29 years of service.  He was a former employee of Argos State Exchange Bank, Leiters Ford State Bank, and Armour Creameries, Rochester.  He was a member of the Argos Bible Church, where he served for 21 years as a Sunday School superintendent, teacher and deacon.

                During World War II he was a Chief Warrant Officer in a glider unit in the Army.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. William (Mary) YOHO, South Bend, and Mrs. David (Linda) OVERMYER, Tippecanoe; two granddaughters, Lisa Marie OVERMYER, Tippecanoe, and Melissa Marie YOHO, South Bend.

                Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Argos Bible Church with the Rev. Mark FISHBURN officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery, north of Rochester, where military rites will be conducted.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and one hour before services Wednesday at the church.


Edna L. Shaffer

Sept. 8, 1903 - April 28, 1995

                Edna L. SHAFFER, 91, formerly of 106 Logan St., Argos, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday at Life Care Center of Rochester where she had lived since 1985.

                She was born in Stockland, Ill. to Levi and Grace WINGARD WILLIAMS.  On Sept. 8, 1923 in Coloma, Mich. she married Durward B. SHAFFER who died March 25, 1987.  She lived in the Argos and Tppecanoe communities for 80 years and was a member of Walnut Township Homemakers Club and the Marshall County Chorus.

                Surviving are two sons, Victor SHAFFER, Rochester, and Dee SHAFFER, Pensacola, Fla.; seven daughters, Virginia BIRKY, Kouts; Jeanice SHAFFER, South Bend; Rosemary BROCKUS, Lapaz; Demaris TORRES, Columbus, Ohio; Millicent SHAFFER, Bremen; Pat HENSLEY, Plymouth, and Karen MENDENHALL, Star City; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were three grandsons and two sisters, Jessie ALBRIGHT and Dessie BROCKEY.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Tom HOSTETLER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m.Monday and one hour before services Tuesday.

 

Orville L. Vandermark

Dec. 31, 1913 - April 29, 1995

                Orville L. VANDERMARK, 81, 705 N. Market St., North Manchester, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the Rehabilitation Hospitl of Fort Wayne.

                He was born in Decatur, Ark to Joseph and Mary AZDELL VANDERMARK.  On Oct. 13, 1940 he married Helen GROSSNICKLE, who survives.  He served two terms as the North Manchester Town Board chairman.  He was a volunteer fire fighter, serving as Assistant Chief and Chief, a member and past chairman of the North Manchester Planning Commission and a past president of the North Manchester Kiwanis Club.  At the first Brethren Church, he served as Sunday school teacher, trustee, Sunday school superintendant, chorister and choir member.  He was Past Worth Patron of Ivy Chapter No. 69, Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Post No. 286, Republican precinct committeeman and delegate to the Republican State Convention.  He was a Boy Scout leader and committeeman, member of the Firecracker League at Sycamore Golf Club and former member of Shrine Club, Scottish Rite, and the Masonic Lodge.

                Surviving with his wife are one son, D, James VANDERMARK, Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Neil (Nancy) TATE, North Manchester and Mrs. Jerry (Judy) JUDJAHN, Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Elgie VANDERMARK, Rochester; Orie VANDERMARK, Lake Placid, Fla. one sister, Helen ELLER, Melbourne Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.  Preceding in death was one sister.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with Pastor Marlin McCANN officiating.  Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to Wabash County Cancer Society or the Deacons fund at the First Brethre Church.


Tuesday, May 2, 1995

 

Donna J. Clemans

Sept. 7, 1933 - May 1, 1995

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Donna Jean CLEMANS, 61, 2994 North 400 West, Rochester.

                The Rev. Brian SEWELL will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before services Wednesday.

                Mrs. Clemans died at 7 a.m. Monday at home.  She was born in Elkhart to Charles Sr. and Wenonah ATKINSON MABIE.  In 1936 she moved from Claypool to Rochester.  On April 8, 1950 in Warsaw she married Robert E. CLEMANS Sr., who survives.  She was a member of Whippoorwil Community Church and the Women’s Missionary Society of the Church.

                Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Carol S. CARLSON, Warsaw; Jennifer J. WHITE, Rochester; Judy A. HOGE, Silver Lake; Michelle BRESSLER, Rochester; two sons, Robert E. CLEMANS Jr. and Arden K. CLEMANS, both of Rochester; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-great-gradchildren; step-mother, Amy MABIE, Kendallville; two sisters, Mary E. WATTS, Goshen; Candy CLAY, Kewanna; and one brother, Arden E. MABIE, Osceola.  A brother, John S. WISE, prceded in death.

 

Larry G Lomax

Dec. 20, 1938 - May 1, 1995

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, for Larry G. LOMAX, 56, 1604 Madison St.

                Father John ZAHN will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home.  At 8 p.m a scriptural rosary vigil will be receited.

                Mr. Lomax died unexpectedly at 12:38 a.m Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He was born n St. Louis, Mo., to Richard and Margaret WELSH LOMAX.  On Sept. 11, 1958 in Litchfield, Ariz., he married Glennis K. COKER, who survives.  He lived in Stanton, Calif., and Mesa, Ariz., before moving to Rochester Feb. 19, 1995.  He was a purchasing agent for McDonnell-Douglas Corporation for 38 years and was an employee of Wen Tool Inc., Akron.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, and served in the U.S. Air Force.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Lorraine) SEVERNS, Rochester; Debbie BROWN, Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Richard LOMAX, Seattle, Wash.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his mother, Margaret LOMAX, Brookfield, Mo.

 

Wednesday, May 3, 1995

 

Andrew S. Cooper

                Andrew S. “Andy” COOPER, 70, 1804 Hilsdale Road, South Bend, died at 1 a.m. today at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

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


Herman D. Large

April 4, 1923 - May 1, 1995

                Herman D. “Doc” LARGE, 72, 3 Byrum St., Marengo, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday at his son’s home in New Salisbury.

                He was born in Ober to Ralph and Alta DUNKELBARGER LARGE and moved to Marengo from Knox and Culver seven months ago.  He was a retired security guard at Westville Correctional Center and a member of the Moose Lodge of LaPorte.

                Surviving are three daughters, Bonnie OLSON, Michigan City; Gloria LILY, Albany, N.Y., and Teresa HARTZELL, Nappanee; five sons, Ronald [LARGE], New Salisbury; Donald [LARGE], Greencastle; Bill [LARGE], South Bed; Jerry [LARGE], Gaylord, Mich., and Russell [LARGE], Aurora, Colo.; seventeen grandchildren; ten great-gradchildren and one sister, Effie SHAFFER, Kewanna.  Preceding in death were one son, Jack [LARGE], and one brother, Bernard [LARGE].

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Culver Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne McALLISTER officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Bonine Funeral Hoe, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Thursday, May 4, 1995

 

Andrew S. Cooper

Sept. 18, 1924 - May 3, 1995

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Andrew S. “Andy” COOPER, 70, 1804 Hilsdale Road, South Bend.

                The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate.  Friends may call Friday from 10 a.m. through the hour of services.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery where the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct military rites.

                Mr. Cooper died at 1 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  He had been in failing health for eight years.

                He was born in Tell City to Harry and Hilda WYATT COOPER.  He first married Patricia A. EATON, who survives, and later married Helen STANSBURY, who preceded him in death.  He moved from Rochester to South Bend 34 years ago.  He retired in 1987 with 20 years of service from the Indiana State Employment Office, South Bend.  Earlier, he and his late father owned and operated the Rochester Implement Co., located at Ninth Street and Wabash Avenue for many years.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater under Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, receiving three bronze stars.  He was a life member of LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post No. 36, Rochester.

                Surviving are one son, Gary A. COOPER, South Bend; two grandchildren, Teresa A. COOPER, Aurora, Colo., and Matthew E. COOPER, Santa Barbara, Calif.; his mother, Hilda COOPER, Bradenton, Fla.; one sister, Lucille M. GALLIGAN, South Bend and two brothers, John E. MILLER, Anaheim, Calif., and Kendall ARGANBRIGHT, Biloxi, Miss.  Preceding in death were one daughter, Vicki Sue PARSONS; one sister, Gayle MORRIS; and his father, Harry S. COOPER.


Walter S. Harris

Sept. 11, 1905 - May 3, 1995

                Walter S. HARRIS, 89, Grace Village, Winona Lake, died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday at home.

                He was born in Hoopeston, Ill., to Albert and Artie HOUMES HARRIS.  As a young boy, his family moved to Larwill, Ind., where he graduated from Larwill High School.  In 1929, he married Gladys L. HARRIS of Columbia City, who died on Feb. 7, 1991. He worked for Standard Oil Co. in Fort Wayne, moved to Columbia City where he opened two Standard service stations.  In 1933, he became the Standard Oil distributor in the Akron area, a business he continued to operate until his retirement in 1964.  He served several terms as clerk of Akron during the 1960s.  He was a member of Akron United Methodist Church, a past master of Columbia City Masonic Lodge No. 189 and member of the York Rite, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine.

                Surviving are two sons, Lyle “Bud” [HARRIS], Akron, and Stephen [HARRIS], Frankfort; five grandchildren, Sally DAY, Granger; Dr. Mark HARRIS, Akron; Dr. Mitchel HARRIS, Indianapolis, and Charles and John HARRIS, both of Frankfort; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry [HARRIS], Plymouth; and one sister, Dorothy WELCHES, St. Louis, Mo.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Dennis SHOCK officiting.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from          4-8 p.m. Saturday.  The Columbia City Masonic Lodge will hold a twilight service at 8 p.m.

                Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church or American Cencer Society.  Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

Friday, May 5, 1995

 

James E. Rogers

April 19, 1924 - May 4, 1995

                James Everett ROGERS, 71, 101 N. Orchard Drive,Warsaw, formerly of Mentone, died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday at home.  He had been ill for five months.

                He was born in Rochester to Raymond and Ruth LOWE ROGERS.  On May 1, 1948, in North Manchester, he married Velva M. MOLENHOUR, who survives.  He was an agricultural farmer in the Mentone community and a member of the First Baptist Church, Mentone.  He served in the Navy in World War II and was assigned to the Pacific Feet.

                Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Jill ARNETT, Warsaw, and Mrs. Larry (Christine) EATON, Rochester; one son, Greg R. ROGERS, Warsaw; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Rhea) PICKET, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Merle (Norella) LONG, Jeffersonville; one brother, F.R. ROGERS, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death are one granddaughter, Amy ROGERS; and one sister, Rosella BENEFIELD.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday from 9 a.m. through the hour of services.


Floyd Murphy

April 22, 1915 - May 3, 1995

                Floyd MURPHY, 80, 705 E. Fourth St., died at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born in Chili to Eldon L. and Dorothy DAY MURPHY.  In 1936, he married Lettie HARNER, who died in 1971.  He was retired from Square D Company in Peru and a member of the Moose Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Peru.  He served in the Army during World War II and had his own Polka and Hawaiian band.

                Surviving are two brothers, Charles [MURPHY], Fort Wayne and Rayumond C. MURPHY, Wells, Nev.; and one sister, Marylou MURPHY, Peru.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen BATES officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday.  There will be a military committal service provided by the VFW.

 

Saturday, May 6, 1995

 

Wilma A. Kelsey

                Wilma A. KELSEY, 77, 67 Walnut Street, Monterey, died at 7 p.m. Thursday at her residence of a sudden illness.

                Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

 

Monday, May 8, 1995

 

Wilma A. Kelsey

Feb. 17, 1918 - May 4, 1995

                Wilma A. KELSEY, 77, 67 Walnut St., Monterey, died at 7 p.m. Thursday at home.

                She was born in Monterey to Edward C. and Ida E. APPLER MASTER.  On Sept. 2, 1937 in Monterey, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, she married Walter W. KELSEY, who died Jan. 9, 1984.  She was a lifetime resident of Monterey and a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and its Rosary Sodality.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Claudia I.) HUNNESHAGEN, Monterey; one son, Edward W. [KELSEY], South Bend; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline GOOD, Monterey; Alberta WILCOCKSON, Plymouth, and Madeline J. RENSBERGER, Argos, and three brothers, Karl E. MASTER and Martin G. MASTER, both of Monterey, and Rudolph MASTER, Miami, Fla.  Preceding in death were three sons, one grandson, two sisters and two brothers.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey, with the Rev. Dominic YOUNG officiating.  Burial wil be in the St. Anne’s Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the Bonine Funeral Home.  A scriptural wake service will be held at 6 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to St. Anne’s School and to the Heart Fund.


Edith M. Collins

July 17, 1901 - May 6, 1995

                Edith M. COLLINS, 93, formerly of Main and Sycamore Street, Macy, died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester.  She had been in failing health for two years.

                She was born in Fort Wayne to William and Nora WILLSEY WORMAN.  On Dec. 24, 1919 in Rochester, she married Roy COLLINS, who died Jan. 4, 1985.  She worked in the food service department at the Macy Schools and was a member of the Christian Church.  She lived most of her life in the Macy community.

                Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Arlene PALMER, Wabash; four sons, Herbert [COLLINS], Indianapolis; Norman [COLLINS], Rochester; Donald [COLLINS], Punta Gorda, Fla., and Larry [COLLINS], Lebanon; twelve grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice SWOPE, Rochester, and Mamie GAGNON, Burkett.  Preceding in death were one son, Robert [COLLINS]; one sister, Irene MURPHY, and one brother, Ray LINEBRINK.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funera